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live pictures now from doha, qatar, where representatives of the united states and the taliban are expected to sign an historic agreement, could be just moments away. secretary of state mike pompeo is there for the signing. as part of this plan, american forces in afghanistan would be reduced. it would also pave the way potentially for peace talks between the taliban and the afghan government. more than 2,400 americans have died over 18 years of fighting in afghanistan. it's the longest fought conflict in history. kylie atwood in washington but we start with nic robertson live in qatar. nic, the agreement caps off more than a year of talks. outline what this is, and what it is not. >> it's not a peace deal. this does not mean that u.s. forces draw down overnight and leave afghanistan. this is a deal between the
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taliban and the united states. >> nic, we have to enter ript y interrupt you here. let's listen to secretary of state mike pompeo. >> thank you to qatar in the valuable hole as hosts for these historic talks. the support of you mr. foreign minister, in support of both sides in helping to reach this momentous day. the united states and taliban have endured decades of hostility and mistrust. previous talks have faltered. this effort only became real for the united states when the taliban signaled interest in pursuing peace and ending their relationship with al qaeda and other foreign terrorist groups. they also recognized that military victory was impossible. i then asked embassy khalilzad to serve as our negotiator to gauge the taliban's sincerity. the agreement that we will sign
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today is the true test of this effort. we will closely watch the taliban's compliance with their commitments and calibrate the pace of our withdrawal to their actions. this is how we will ensure that afghanistan never again serves as a base for international terrorists. the negotiation process in doha, with all of its twists and turns, has shown it is possible for us to take this step together. over the past seven days, violence levels have reached their lowest point in the last four years. u.s. and afghan forces responded to the reduced number in the attacks by also respecting peace. it was not perfect, but the taliban demonstrated even if only for a week, that when they have the will to be peaceful, they can be. the afghan people have rejoiced. they're moving freely about their country to visit family
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and friends. they're trading, they're even dancing in the streets. but we're just at the beginning. furthering the cause of peace will require serious work and sacrifice by all sides. united states, the coalition, the taliban, the afghan government, other afghan leaders and the afghan people themselves, to maintain the momentum needed to reach a comprehensive, inclusive endurable peace. this agreement will be nothing and today's good feelings will not last if we don't take concrete actions on commitments and promises that have been made. when it comes down to it, the future of afghanistan is for afghans to determine. the u.s./taliban deal creates the conditions for afghans to do just that. here's our take. here's our take on what steps by the taliban will make this agreement a success.
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first, keep your promises to cut ties with al qaeda and other terrorists. keep up the fight to defeat isis. welcome the profound relief of all afghan citizens, men and women, urban and rural, as a result of this past week's massive reduction in violence and dedicate yourselves to do continued reductions. it is this significant de-escalation of violence that will create the conditions for peace and the absence of it, the conditions and the cause for failure. all afghans deserve to live and prosper without fear. sit down with the afghan government, other afghan political leaders and civil society, and start the difficult conversations on a political road map for your country. exercise patience even when
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there is frustration. honor the rich diversity of your country to make room for all views. afghan governments have failed because they weren't sufficiently inclusive. the afghan government of 2020, and indeed, the afghanistan of 2020 is not the same as in 2001. embrace the historic progress obtained for women and girls and build on it for the benefit of all afghans. the future of afghanistan ought for draw on the god-given potential of every single person. if you take these steps, if you stay the course and remain committed to negotiations with the afghan government and other afghan partners, we and the rest of the international community assembled here today stand ready to reciprocate. i know there will be a temptation to declare victory, but victory, victory for afghans will only be achieved when they can live in peace and prosper.
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victory for the united states will only be achieved when americans and their allies no longer have to fear terrorist threat from afghanistan. and we will do whatever it takes to protect our people. the united states will press all sides to stay focused on the goal of a peaceful, prosperous and sovereign afghanistan. and afghanistan free of maligned foreign interference, or all voices of communities are heard and are represented. this is the only way, this is the only way a sustainable peace can be achieved. and for all of us here and most importantly, for the security of the american-afghan people, this must happen. thank you. >> secretary of state mike pompeo there in doha before the signing-the president sent him there to witness the signing. the signing will be between u.s. envoy to afghanistan and the
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taliban representatives there. i want to bring nic robertson and kylie back in. nic, i want to get back to you, mike pompeo said something that was interesting. again, we know as you've said, this is not a peace deal or treaty. this is an agreement to step forward to get talks going between the taliban and afghan government. he said that the taliban expressed agreement in this. obviously, it was negotiation between all sides but primarily because the taliban -- i don't want to say save up, i don't feel like that's the right verbiage to use here. but the taliban had just decided they wanted to do things differently and how trustworthy are they? >> you know, if we think about how long the taliban has been at war which is almost 30 years now, 1992, to 1993, when they first came on to the scene in
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afghanistan, they're in the second generations, son and fathers, there on the front lines. there's elements there. they've imposed their will on the elements of the afghan people, they know that. the taliban haven't been able to take a major city in the country and for the last three years they were hoping to do that, it was control of the provincial center and project more so there's an element of that there as well. there's an element that the taliban understand even if they were to fight their way in afghanistan, they would be the international pariah as they were before 2001, that they wouldn't bring in international aid. they wouldn't be able to pay the budgets of the government. they couldn't run the country. they'd be out of fire and power. there's an element on that. but also on the taliban side, they're recognizing that the united states was going to leave. we're hearing that commitment from possible time frames on further leaving. this gives taliban the confidence that they can leverage what strength they have
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against the current afghan government and claim legitimacy in some areas of the country over the afghan government. so when secretary pompeo says that the taliban should avoid being triumphous and claiming victory, that's a big message for the grassroots supporters. the reality is, that the taliban know that they -- that they haven't won a victory. but it is a narrative that we are liking it to hear them put forward. but the afghan government from their part, thinks that will sort of evaporate over the weeks ahead. reality will set in. that taliban fighters are no longer fighting will want to rejoin civil society. but again, none of this is a guarantee. it's all a prospect for peace and it's still a long way to go. >> kylie atwood is in washington for us, kylie, there is significant bipartisan skepticism about this deal. and the potential for the
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taliban to break some of the agreements and the deals that will essentially be signed today. talk to us about these republican members of the house. we know they sent a letter. >> yeah. >> earlier this week, expressing serious concern. >> yeah, they did. so there were more than 20 republican members of congress who sent a letter this week to secretary of state mike pompeo and to secretary of defense mark esper. essentially laying out their concerns about what is in the deal that the u.s. is siding with the taliban today. what does this really entail. as we spoke with administration officials over the last few days, one of the questions i asked them was how much has been shared with members of congress throughout this negotiating process. and they didn't really give a direct answer to that. essentially saying that it was secretary pompeo who has been the one who has determined the level of interaction that the
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negotiating team has had with congress. so, the bottom line here is that there are members of congress who are a little bit confused and are wary of what is being signed. of course, there's historic precedent for that. the taliban has never been a reliable partner of the u.s. in any way, shape or form. they have killed americans on the battlefield. they have killed many americans in afghanistan. and that is one of the reasons that the trip that the taliban was supposed to take to the u.s. last year was called off. so president trump has recognized that reality. but the questions going forth are going to be how does the u.s. share what's in this deal. we're now getting a copy of the deal. but we also know that not all elements of the deal are being shared. and that's because they have to do with how the deal is going to be implemented. and you can be rest assured that members of congress are going to
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want to though those details of implementation. >> no doubt. nic robertson and kylie atwood. thank you so much. they're going to stand by as we continue to watch the signing. when it does happen, we'll bring it to you. but we have to get to some other news today. there are some developments in the coronavirus. it is spreading again in the united states. >> health officials say there are at least four cases now. new cases that are not travel-related. we'll have the latest for you, next. we have like 40 years of data! that's incredibly valuable! ...i...i don't know... when did we introduce siracha? not soon enough. exactly! these are our sales... by product, by region... ...set against evolving demographics. you can actually see taste- trends. since when can we do that? since we started working with bdo. (announcer) people who know, know bdo. when life throws type 2 diabetes your way,... why wait?
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all right. i want to show you what just happened moments ago. this historic moment in doha, qatar, the representatives of the united states signing this agreement in peace in afghanistan. >> as part of this, american forces in afghanistan would be reduced and pave the way for peace talks between the taliban and afghan government. more than 2,400 americans are died over 18 years of fighting in afghanistan.
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it is the longest fought conflict in american history. and there was a moment here at the end, where just after the signing, a handshake between a representative of the united states and one of the leaders of the taliban. now, again, this agreement gets to the next step. but peace talks, but that picture of the handshake between the u.s. representative, the u.s. envoy to afghanistan, and that leader is quite remarkable. then new information this morning about the growing concerns around the coronavirus. there are now more than 85,000 confirmed cases around the world impacting every continent except antarctica. >> two cases in the united states, it's not known where patients got the virus. they didn't travel to places known with coronavirus. they didn't come into contact
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with any traveler or infected person. so we're waiting for the cdc to confirm presumptive cases. presumptive means that the person has been tested by state health labs. there is a confirmation test to be confirmed by the cdc to be official. >> two cases in washington state. one is a woman who recently travelled to south korea. the other is a high school student with no travel history. there's also a presumptive case in oregon. that case is an elementary school employee. whose school is closed until wednesday for deep cleaning. >> we don't know the number of close contacts being within six feet for a prolonged period of time that this individual had. we don't know how this person became infected with covid-19. it's too soon to say what impact this case has on family, friends, co-workers or the school strict district, or othe members of the community. >> with us we have dr. william
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schaffner from vanderbilt university. it's great to have you back with us. late yesterday, the cdc released a statement saying that they want local and state health departments to test for the coronavirus. by the end of next week. especially one week from today. what exactly do they mean by that, do they mean they want every person tested or just health officials tested who maybe had been dealing with some of these patients? what exactly is their goal? >> well, i think what will happen, kristie, is that the test kits will be out to the state laboratories. and i think the cdc is saying the restraints we've had on testing can be relaxed somewhat. and if a physician sees a patient that they're suspicious of, then go ahead and test. so we're all very receptive to that. we've been wanting to test more broadly for a while. >> and mrrp problthere were pro
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the tests. the testing sent out. there were flawed tests, are you confident in what's being sent out now? >> well, we have high hopes, of course. the cdc has done their best to fix the problem. and we're looking forward to testing more frequently and probably finding more cases, i'm afraid. >> what is your thought process on the potential vaccine? we know the head of the world health organization said they're developing more than 20 vaccines in labs all over the world. how soon before we get the test results, and what kind of time line are we looking at something that might actually be a usable vaccine? >> so, let's talk about what it takes to develop the vaccine. first in the laboratory, eye have to actually construct the actual vaccine. but then you have to test it in a series of studies in people to make sure, first of all, it's safe. and then, of course, that it will work. those processes take time.
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i think we're easily a year away from a vaccine that can be manufactured and widely distributed. >> what do you say is necessary now, in some of these communities? it started in san francisco with this one patient had what they call community spread. there was no indication that she had traveled overseas or had contact with anybody who had the disease. what does that mean for those specific communities? >> well, i think what it means is, everyone ought to be cautious, staying away from people who are coughing and sneezing. do a lot of good hand hygiene. and i think in those communities, people are starting to avoid mass events. crowds. kind of retreat a little bit and let the story develop. listen carefully to your local public health shorts. >> at the end of the day, dr. shaffner, how dangerous do you think this could be? >> at the end of the day, i think this could widely spread in the united states. and we're all preparing for that
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eventuality. we can hope for the best, but we have to prepare for something more serious. >> and are you confident in that preparation? >> we're all confident up to a point. but we know pandemics very large epidemics can stress us all. we all have to work together on this. >> dr. william schner, a pleasure to have you here. >> you heard from the cdc, well, president trump, he continues to downplay the risk of the coronavirus. this is last night in south carolina, when he accused democrats are playing politics when it comes to it. >> the democrats are politicizing the coronavirus. you know that right. coronavirus. they're politicizing it. whether it's the virus that we're talking about or many other public health threats, the democrat policy of open borders is a direct threat to the health
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and well-being of all americans. now, you see it with the coronavirus. you see it. you see it with the coronavirus. you see that. when you have this virus or any other virus or any other problem coming in. the only thing that comes in through the border. and we're setting records now at the border. >> one of my people came up to me and said, mr. president, they tried to beat you on russia, russia, russia. that didn't work out too well. they couldn't do it. they tried the impeachment hoax. that was not a perfect conversation. and this is their new hoax. >> tomorrow on "state of the union with jake tapper" vice president mike pence is on the show, also former vice president joe biden and presidential candidate. "state of the union" sunday at 9:00 eastern on cnn. meanwhile today is primary
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day, in south carolina the polls are open. athena jones is live in charleston. >> reporter: hi, christi, we're in charleston, where we've been seeing a steadily flow of voters. this is a hopeful day for presidential hopefuls. we'll see who has the momentum going into supper tuesday. i'm your 70lb st. bernard puppy,
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it's a good start to get into super tuesday and do really well. i think we can do well and i think -- look, i'm very optimistic. i'm optimistic not just today but the whole process from here on. >> joe biden there moments ago at a polling station in greenville, south carolina, right now, people going to the polls there in south carolina for the democratic primary. there are 50 votes up for grabs here all eyes on joe biden and
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bernie sanders. sanders leads the field with 45 pledged delegates, but as recent polling suggests the day could belong to joe biden. cnn's athena jones is there at the polling station in charleston, south carolina. what are you hearing from voters, athena, and good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, kristie. we've been able to speak with voters here coming out of the polling station. seven of them were biden. my heart said sanders, my brain said joe biden. i went with my brain. during the course of the day, it's going to determine who is able to determine who continues with the race. we'll be watching the turnout to see what the electorate is made up of. how many white voters come out, how many black voters, old, young. and how do the undecideds break. here's what two of the undecide
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voters. here's what they have to tell me. >> i love the vice president. i really like steyer. >> reporter: okay. >> but it's interesting because, you know, the number of people in the city particularly very close friends of mine are still struggling. even the day before. because we don't want to waste a vote. >> i need that is going to beat trump. that's number one. and then it's a matter of, okay, i like warren's spiciness, i like the fact that she is willing to give details, right? i like the fact that she's a communicat communicator, she's an orator, biden is the most interesting of all of the candidates. if i thought he could win
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without a doubt, he'd have my vote. >> reporter: you there hear from two committed voters. they're taking this very seriously. and we'll have to see those undecided voters and where they break. >> stand by, we want to bring in jamie lovegrove, a political reporter for the post and courier. athenia has reported this morning she has heard it multiple times and we heard it there, i don't want to waste my vote. is there a sense from people that they're trying to be so strategic, they compromising th desires for who they want, just to try to beat president trump? >> reporter: yeah, you know, i have been asking voters throughout the last year and a half, whether or not they care most about a candidate who aligns with their values or whether they care about finding a candidate who they think can beat donald trump. of course, for some voters some
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ofs are the same. general, on the finds of voters it's who can beat donald trump. that's why we've seen strikes for joe biden here. a lot of voters feel he will be the strongest candidate. they feel they know him and trust him. a lot of voters do feel like he aligns with their values, too. of course, that obama connection is profound here. obama remains incredibly popular, particularly among african-american candidates in south carolina. a guy who stood behind him, stood loyally with him for eight years, that's really powerful. it's very hard for any candidates who are working hard. bernie sanders' campaign is huge in south carolina. tom steyer has been spending millions of dollars but there are so many voters who say there's nothing those folks can say to get me to change my mind, and that is why biden is so strong here. >> in 2008 biden won south carolina. and athena, that's what biden is
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hoping for. you just mentioned about steyer, he's got this showing in the polls there. he's only one percentage point behind bernie sanders, so he's third right now, based on what we know in the polls. does that say something to bloomberg who is not on the ballot there, but it talks -- it speaks to the power of advertising. an then tha athena. >> yeah, i think it does. >> reporter: sure, tom steyer has spent something like $22 million over the beginning of the year in south carolina, making a big bet in south carolina. how does that pan out? he's spent a lot of money in previous contests and hasn't done that well. this is where the money could go the furthest. i've talked to voters, particularly black men, who are saying they're voting or voted for tom steyer.
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we could see a different element of the race today but it's not all in clear he's going to have a really big showing. >> real quick to you, jamie, i want to make sure i read this correctly. i feel like i saw that you had said there are people in south carolina who didn't realize bloomberg is not on the ballot there. if that is the case, and if he were, what do you think south carolina means to him, if anything at all? >> you know, it's been very interesting. particularly when you go to places like rock hill which is the suburb of charlotte, up in the north part of south carolina. or you go out to north augusta, on the border of georgia. or down in beaufort county in jasper, georgia. those immediate areas overlap in georgia where bloomberg is running the ads. so a lot of voters on the border see the ads there are voters who don't realize that bloomberg isn't on the ballot. maybe they'll in for a surprise
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when they show up to vote for him today and they may have to pick someone else. he made it known that he wanted to focus on the super tuesday states. he felt the candidates spent too much time in the first four states. i think it's a proxy for him, he's demonstrated what could happen when someone spends millions of dollars. and the strategy that steyer is taking is similar to the strategy that bloomberg is taking in 46 other states. it's possible to chip into joe biden's lead among african-american voters if you spend that money. again, it is pretty strong and will withstand that scrutiny. >> we appreciate you so much. thank you. with us now, chad robinson, the chairman of the south carolina democratic party. welcome back. >> good to be here. >> let's start with the former vice president. he has the endorsement of the
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majority w.h.i.p. james clyburn, the mayor of charleston was out supporting him as well. congressman clyburn said a single point of two won't do what joe biden needs to be done. what are you expecting to do today? >> who am i do disagree with congressman clyburn. i think one point to add to what jamie lovegrove said, i think the vice president's strong performance is potentially in large part to bernie sanders and tom tiei isteyer and pete butti. because they put together strong organizations and they forced the vice president to come in and sort of take the state by storm. there's no question those strategies appear to have some effect as it changed the momentum in south carolina this week. >> let's talk about who is going to show up for voting tote. voting in 2016 was down about
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30% from 2008. what are you expecting, i chemic checked the absentees returned and looks like an increase. >> well, there was a significant increase. about 70,000 absentee ballots. i expect there to be an additional 10,000, which is 45,000 over 2008. we've seeded the state by 40 or 50,000. normally, that's an indicator that turnout is going to be high. i special on the low end, 380. and on the high end, 450 to 500,000. and you know, it's really interesting if we were to exceed that, about 570, 35875,000, our turnout would exceed all of the other early states that have gone before us. of it's really a fascinating number to play with and look around at. >> south carolina in the south, also the first time in the
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process that african-american voters have the strongest voice in the early phase of this. we know in 2008, about 55% of the democratic primary voters were african-american. north of 60% in 2016. what do we know be the party there? what do you know about the party, about the state? is that trend going to continue? there's some think pieces out this weekend that say that the democratic party in south carolina is getting whiter, is that true? >> well, i think what you see right now is an energized group of individuals, candidates and they've motivated and spoken to the caucasian or the white part of our electorate in south carolina. there's no doubt that probably 60%, 61% of the voters that vote will be people of color in the state. but i think you're seeing the changing of south carolina and moderates, independents and swing voters are tired of an immoral anti-christian
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president. and i think you're going to see that play out today. >> an immorale anti-christian president. what foundation do you have to all him anti-christian? >> i don't remember lazarus getting a health care bill from jesus. i don't remember anywhere in the bible where it's okay to take babies away from their mamas and throw them in cages. we've got a swath of various areas in my state, in my home, at the end dft day, those individuals who practice their faith, are going to have a very difficult time supporting some of the policies and some of the things that this president does. and that's going to tie into lindsey graham's race for the u.s. senate as well. >> we should be careful about questioning people's views religiously, just as democrats didn't like it in 2007 to say he was a muslim, and to say the president is anti-christian is
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quite salacious. but we've got to wrap it there. trav robertson, thank you for being with us. >> yes, sir. >> be sure to watch cnn for the coverage of the south carolina primary. starts at 4:00 p.m. eastern. still to come, democratic candidates, as we said, making the final pitch there before moving on to the super tuesday states. who has the edge? we'll talk about it. ) (bell rings) when heartburn hits. fight back fast.. with tums chewy bites. beat heartburn fast. tums chewy bites. 100% online car buying. carvana's had a lot of firsts. car vending machines. and now, putting you in control of your financing. at carvana, get personalized terms, browse for cars that fit your budget, then customize your down payment and monthly payment. and these aren't made-up numbers. it's what you'll really pay, right down to the penny. whether you're shopping or just looking. it only takes a few seconds, and it won't affect your credit score.
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of the hour now. democratic candidates have been making a big push for the african-american votes in south carolina. makes up north of 60% of the electorate there. my next guest, the messaging is leaving out the important voice in the black community. here with me opinion writer for the root michael harriet. thank you for being eye us. >> thank you for having me. >> you write the debate moderators and media outlets condensed the candidates down to four categories because they really don't care about black issues. they just want to look like they care. the categories, poor black people, poor urban areas and explain. >> when you look at it, it comes down to a discussion about poverty and criminal justice reform. whether police brutality, or mass incarceration.
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you might be left to get something about education, if you're lucky. and then you get a conversation about the rise in white supremacy, the violence. that's about it. it's usually regulated in those categories. >> do you think it's limited to the white candidates? because this was a very diverse four-presidential candidate field, a diverse field this time around? did you see the same from cory booker from kamala harris? >> that's what's interesting, that's what happens when you take people of color and diversity out of the race. remember when we had kamala harris in the race, we had a discussion about bussing. cory booker often reminds people he lived in a black community. he would talk about nuanced things that we don't get to discuss anymore. so when you reduce the nominees to these four, you hurt the
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voters. >> let me ask you, i read your writings and you have been critical of former mayor pete buttigieg. and he's released the douglas plan. he talked about the disparity in birth rates. let's talk about this from the debate, vice president joe biden talking about the issues that you say candidates not discussing. >> right now if you live in a black neighborhood and the same house as the guy in the white neighborhood, your house is valued less. >> this is one thing you point out specifically in your life that candidates are not talking about. is it that you're not hearing from them in the way you'd like to enough or at least it's part of the conversation? >> well i'd also like to point out that clip, that conversation was the day that article came out. >> yeah, okay. >> and note, that we had candidates, you know, talk to us
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and email us and say that they read those. so, we'd like to think that, you know, you're making people and the candidates aware of those issues. and the other thing is, like when we talk about black issues and black things, it's not -- it's not -- the issues that are important to black people, aren't just issues that only affect black people, right? health care is important to black people, as it is to all americans. right? crime is important to black people as it is to all americans. we want safe neighborhoods. we want to reduce gun violence. those are black issues, too. >> let me ask you this. the video that is all over social media right now. let's play it. this is businessman tom steyer with juvenile on stage, i think that's his wife on stage there as well dancing to "back that ass up" in south carolina to get out to vote rally. pandering or just a man having a
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good time, what do you think? >> i think it's pandering. i'd give him like an eight for rhythm. >> that's an eight? michael, this is a 2 1/2 -- i mean. >> he's not on beat. i'm not judging the move. strictly on rhythm. he's at least with the beat. but the other thing, it's pandering. >> yeah. >> i don't think anybody in the audience understands why didn't he come out and dance with juveni juvenile? yeah, i think that's what candidates think that's what they need to bring the black vote. nobody is going to say i'm going to vote for whoever brings juvenile to my town. apparently, it's a thing. we don't see taylor swift. >> yeah, we don't. the other element is, we don't see black choirs in every state of events they go to. we see them in south carolina. michael harriot, let's continue
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this conversation. >> yeah, we will. >> let's take a quick break. we'll be back. you wouldn't accept an incomplete job
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according to the world health organization, more than 20 potential coronavirus vaccines are currently in development around the world. >> victoria sanchez from our affiliate wjla in washington, d.c. shows how one team of female scientists are leading the way. >> reporter: each vile, bottle and tool, handled with precision and care. don't let the gentle demeanor fool you, these scientists are the strength and brains behind a potential breakthrough. >> i think the science is more common for women to be in the lab than guys. >> reporter: nina is leading the team to working to create a viable vaccine for covid-19. >> if this vaccine makes it to market, i know we have at least a year, if not longer, knowing
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it came at the hands of women. what do you think that will do for young girls? >> well, that's encouraging, you know, for the young girls to be a scientist. i mean, women, that's an encouragement to see that somebody brought this vaccine to the market. so that's awesome. >> maybe in a year to 18 months, one might actually be deployable. >> reporter: the president of r & d, dr. gregory glenn, said the scientists are working around the clock. >> our goal is to show the vaccine will work, it's safe and try to make literally billions of doses. so that's our aspiration. >> reporter: though more testing needs to be done, patel and her team already have three possible vaccines. you're being a little modest, i think, why are you being so modest? this is exciting stuff. >> it is very exciting.
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