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thanks to all of you for being with us today. we'll be back here tomorrow morning. >> i'm poppy harlow. >> and i'm jim sciutto. >> "newsroom" with our colleague john king starts right now. hello, everybody. i'm john king in washington. thanks so much for sharing your day with us. the president heads to california to address raging wildfires and then on to arizona for a lat nose for trump campaign event and the vice president mike pence campaigning in wisconsin next hour had. the battleground itinerary underscores the calendar crunch. we sit 50 days now from the november election. we're also six months from the president's coronavirus state of emergency and 6.5 million cases can later the president is still disregarding the science and brazenly defying his own scientists. these are pictures from the president's nevada real last night, an alternate universe where the coronavirus is not a threat, where government rules about social distancing and
masks do not apply because they don't fit the president's mood or his political interests. yet again the president whose oath calls on him to uphold the law ignores it. the nevada governor called this indoor rally reckless and selfish and the president's supporters insist they have every right to be there and they are not fools. >> if i thought i was a risk are, i wouldn't be here. i'm not an idiot and neither are these people. they have enough wherewithal to realize whether or not they are putting anybody at risk, including themselves. americans are not stupid people. >> more on virus just ahead. we begin this hour though with the sunday and fury in the atlantic and in the gulf now five different active some systems, tropical storm sally expected to become hurricane sally soon and then to hit the united states sometimes tomorrow. the outlook, massive disruption across louisiana, mississippi and alabama. with four months worth of rain anticipating to snarl coastal cities there. just moments ago the new
forecast from the national hurricane center, let's get straight to cnn's chad myers who is tracking this storm for us. what's the latest? >> reporter: the storm is slightly farther to the east than it was. hurricane hunters out there flying through it found the storm off position by about 30 miles farther to the east. that puts florabama parter in it and grand isle, louisiana farther out of it if you want to talk about the cone. 65 miles per hour, the pressure is dropping and the intensity of lightning is getting greater at this hour so we know the storm is getting stronger. we do know it will become a hurricane. will it get to category 2? right now that's not a being if. 85-mile-per-hour storm. very close to the mouth of the mississippi, john, and almost come to a halt and then turn slowly to the north and then on up into the mississippi/alabama coastline. it could be still louisiana, but for now all the models are trending it slightly farther to the east and so the hurricane center did the same thing and then across even into parts of
mississippi, alabama and georgia with rainfall up there, not the wind damage or surge like we're going to see down here. 7 to 11 feet of surge. that's not katrina-like surge which is 25 to 30 feet but an 11-foot storm surge, haven't seen that in a very long time from bay st. louis even down into makeman's parrish. you have built a levee of to keep the mississippi in, not a levee of to keep the gulf of mexico out so that's the area i'm most concerned about where people do have to live. if you're outside of the river levee of, plaquemin's parrish, st. bernard, that's the area that will food if you're not protected by the levee of. 1 so miles per hour winds, especially the gusts not out of the question and hurricane warnings posted back into louisiana and we're seeing the first parts of the bands here in tallahassee and apalachacola, already onshore and a lot of lightning with it which means
the lightning is getting stronger. when had you don't see lightning in a tropical system it means it's sitting there but this is getting stronger. we know there's surge in apalachacola of two and a half feet and the same story moving towards waveland and another five to seven more feet for the people up there. not a big category 3 or category 4 major hurricane, but it will do damage and will have its own problems with heavy, heavy rainfall. some spots could pick up 20 inches of rain. john? >> chad myers, appreciate the latest. chad and his team will keep a look at local officials. back to the coronavirus. the sunday case count number, 34,000. new infections and hints at this week's giant importance. will that number hold and will we push the baseline down or will we see another holiday surge. the results of labor day drive infections back up. let's take a look at the 50-state trends where we are in the case count. this map looks okay. not as good as some days last week. not back until july, august and
the summer surge, ten states trending up, reporting more infections now than a week ago. ten states trending up. 16 states the beige holding steady. 24 states, almost half of the states down. fewer new infections now compared to the data a week ago. that's the way we want this map to be filled in all in green which would get us in the right direction. the death trend map trails the case trend map the other map, the first map has to get better before this gets better. 15 states reporting more new coronavirus deaths now compared to a week ago, is a states, the orange and red, mostly across the northern half of the country. the deepest red, that's the problem. ten states holding steady, deaths equal compared to a week ago and half the states reporting fewer deaths right now compared to the trends one week ago. the testing trend, this has some experts worried that are we seeing everything that's out there? 26 states, fewer tests now compared to a week ago. most of the public health experts will tell you especially at this moment where you might be making progress, have as
widespread testing as possible. 26 states trending down. only ten states trending up when it comes to testing. 14 states holding steady there. texas has now moved into third when it comes to state-by-state number of coronavirus doubts, california fourth and florida fifth, new york and new jersey still lead this sad board here if you look at deaths. this is what folks are watching now, the positivity rate. a lot of this is in smaller states. florida is a big giant but a lot of problems are in smaller states so you don't get higher case counts, don't get as many cases but still have a be pro. a week ago 12 states had 10% or higher, 10% or greater positivity rates in the new coronavirus testing. you want it below 5%. that number is down to 10% -- ten states today. ten states saying with 10% or more positivity rates. that's still too high. you want to get it down to five and shove it down from there and this is where we are as we move into the fall. you see back in march we went through this and got down to here. the peak of the sunday surge, sunday's case count, 34,413 new
infections. are we in a plateau here somewhere in the 35,000 to 40,000 range. that's a big question, a week after labor day, another day few days we'll start to see if there's a new trend thanks to the holiday. given that we had the labor day just behind us, heading into the fall and then in the winter where the coronavirus tends to spread, listen to dr. michael osterholm who said you wanted this line way down here. >> we never got the cases here. here we're talking about 35,000 cases a day. today we're likely to hit over 40,000 cases a day and when you compare that to when had the house what is on fire in new york back in april when we had 22,000 cases a day and we thought, my god, it can't get any work, and what's happening is we're going to see this kind of up and down, up and down but each time it goes up it goes a little higher. each time it comes down it doesn't come down as far so this is a real challenge for us going
forward. >> let's get straight to cnn's john harwood. listen to a public health expert who says we're at 35,000 new infections a day. we need to be way down from that as we head into the fall and winter, and then you see the president of the united states indoors having a rally that runs against his own white house guidelines, runs against the state of nevada guidelines, it's literally parallel universes. >> it absolutely is and against the backdrop of that el gated baseli baseline of cases as we head into the fall, all the more remark ability president chose to hold this indoor real, first since june in tulsa when, of course, we know members of his staff, residents of tulsa were infected and contributed to a surge in tulsa. one of his prominent supporters, herman cain, later was hospitalized and died of covid. don't know exactly where he caught it, but the president defied the instructions or the
requests of the democratic governor of nevada against gatherings of more than 50 peter. you saw people there. no social distancing. very few masks, israel the campaign said they handed out some masks. the president told an interviewer after the rally he had not realized that the restrictions applied to him but he blasted the governor for having turned down requests to do rallies in other venues but the way the rally was coveraged, didn't get more television coverage. more coverage to the fact that he held the rallies which highlights president's problems. he's been defending his own words that came out from bob wad ward's virus saying nothing more could have been done. the american people do not agree, john. his ratings for handling the coronavirus are in the 30s and, of course, that is contributing to the fact that he's trailing nationally and in the key battleground states, including nevada and arizona where he goes
later today. >> john harwood for us at the white house. we'll continue to watch this. the president wants to do things his way despite what the scientists and the medical data tell you. john, appreciate the live reporting there. let's continue our conversation with our medical correspondent. doctor, thanks for joining us. i want to show you the pictures again. look, there are people out there, and can you see our team out there interviewed a lot of the president's supporters outside this real saying this is our choice. if we want to show up at this event. this is our choice. the government should not tell us what to do. some have said the president shunned tell us what to do. if the president says sometimes wear a mafnlg look at the. the view on the rally and the president's decision to hold this rally are pretty harsh. listen. >> negligent homicide. what else can you call an act that because of its negligence results in the deaths of others? people will die as a consequence
of this. >> will people die as a consequence of this? >> well, john, i 100% agrees with the doctor and i said exactly that, that this was negligent homicide to brooke baldwin last thursday. i think when you cover up information, when you don't provide full information, when you provide false information to the american public and then expect them to make sound public health decisions that just doesn't make any sense so, of course, they are going to continue to follow along with what you've been telling them all along and, unfortunately, that is advice that is deadly in the middle of a pandemic. >> and we know this from the sturgis bike rally. there have been disputes over the size -- of how big the number of cases but we know there were quite a number of cases out of that, after the tulsa rally and members of the secret service and the president's own staff. we don't know if that's where herman cain contacted the coronavirus and he was at the
rally and later at some point contracted the virus and died and my question is if the state of nevada says you're not supposed to do this and a the president of the united states says i don't care what can be done? >> i think big picture we're dealing with covidgate. this is a massive cover-up of public health data and a real attempt to mislead the american public about what is safe and what is not. you know, we talk about dr. lyrics the ophthalmologist back in china who tried to blot whistle on what was happening there and we've shaken our heads at how the chinese have covered this up. we're doing exactly the same thing in this country and we're misleading the american public very dangerously. >> another one of the debates in the president mentioned it again last night, we'll play a little snippet of it here is when will we have a vaccine in the president keeps leaning into the idea we'll have one at least for some people before election day, listen here. here's the president's view compared to dr. scott gotlieb who used to do this for a living at the fda. >> it's going to be announced
very soon. we'll be ready before the end of the year and we'll very easily defeat china virus. >> we'll be targeting the vaccine who are at very high risk but it won't be achieved to use broad-based immunity in 2020. perhaps in 2021. >> you mentioned, and we've gone through this with the woodward book and just laying out what the president says versus what data tells us for seven months now, but when the president is saying something like that, a lot of people are early voting. they may vote before they know the answer to this question so when the president says very soon, very soon, maybe before election day very soon, you see that as part of the deceit? >> i do, john. i think we will have some candidate vaccines through phase three clinical trials before too long but not before the election, not before we have data on safety and efficacy, and i -- and i agree with dr. gotlieb. the primary populations that will be targeted for this in the
beginning will be health care workers on the front lines and very high-risk individuals, for example, people working and living in nursing homes. this is not going to be available -- a vaccine is not going to be available to the general american public likely until spring of next calendar year, so in the meantime we really do need to be take measures like masking and social distancing and testing and contact tracing until we have a vaccine widely available. >> well, to that point, if we're at 35,000 cases, 34,000 plus and change on sunday and in the weekends, often we see a little dip. we'll see what happens in the week ahead. you heard dr. osterholm and dr. fauci saying this repeatedly because of where we're going, cooler temperatures, more kids in school, more students in campus and people going back into their offices and going indoors because of the change of the season, where does the baseline have to be, if we're at 35,000 new infections today, middle-of-september, is it inevitable that in october we will be higher than that?
>> i think sadly, yes, john. we've been talking about first wave, second wave for months. the fact is we never made it down from the first wave. you're talking about two peaks on top of the other and the fall is not really going to look very good and on top of that you'll have influenza so you'll have all the patients, the hospitals and doctors offices will have symptoms that could be coronavirus, could be the flu and we're going to have to treat all of them as if they have coronavirus so that's a very dangerous and scary situation to be in. >> doctor, appreciate your insights and exer about tease and data driven information. thanks for that. the president is heading west to see the fires but refuses to see what experts say is obvious. climate change is making a bad situation even worse. when i was in high school, this was the theater i came to quite often. the support we've had over the last few months
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the west coast is ablaze as historic wildfires continue to scorch millions of acres. 35 people have died in california, oregon and washington. so far this year almost 6 million acres have burned in the united states. more than 3 million acres in california alone. currently more than 30,000 firefighters and support personnel are helping to battle 94 large wildfires. there are at least 13 active wildfires in oregon, only one of which is considered contained and this is what is left behind after a fire ravages a community. it's devastating, ash, scorched, destroyed buildings, lingering smoke. with me now is gentlemen hessle with the oregon department of forestry. thank you, and thank everybody working with you on this challenge. i know it's exhausting, so we appreciate your time. it's day break there now.
a little after 8:00 in the morning. i a i sume every day the daylight breaks and you reset and see where you are. is it still the situation that you have 13 and only one contained? >> yes, that's correct. it's actually probably a little closer to 14 large fires and just in the state of oregon this morning and one contained. that's correct. >> so i want you to listen to one of your united states senators here. you're used to this out there obviously. it happens, but senator merkley saying he's never seen anything like this. listen. >> it is adopt limitic. i drove 600 miles up and down the state. i never escaped the smoke. we have thousands of people who have lost their homes. i can never have envisioned this. the east winds came over the top of the mountain, proceeded to turn the fires into blow torches that went down and just incinerated a sires of small towns like blue river and phoenix and talent, just you have community after community
with fairgrounds full of people, refugees from the fires. >> apocalyptic, sir, you agree with that? >> unprecedented for sure. i've been in oregon in the fire service for over 35 years, and in my career i've not seen the scope of complexity in terms of it size, urban interface and a combination of weather events combined to get us to where we are today, unprecedented. >> unprecedented. is it bad luck, bad timing? do you have any question of whether climate change is also a part of it, that exacerbates it at least? >> you know, this was a combination of a very strong wind event towards the tail end of the summer for us where our fuels are cured and in the most prime condition in terms of extreme burning, and it is unusual that we did an east wind event that lasts for 24 to 48
hours. we do get them on occasion during the fall, and that's not unusual. the fact that this came and was sustained for as long as it was i think is unusual, and generally speaking the last few years, probably the last ten years or so, our fire seasons have extended a little bit on the front and tail end of what was a normal season a couple of decades ago so they have gotten a bit longer. >> and as you watch these pictures, i asked you the question off the tons, you know, how are the containment efforts going. we come at this first and foremost with are the fires contained? what do you need to put them out, and what resources do you need to bring to bear, and when you see the devastation and lingering smoke, i want you to listen, this is the mayor of estacada, yes, putting the fairs out is one issue but then there's giant health effects. >> with the smoke so intense a lot of people have been getting sick and nausea and headaches, and it's something that we -- it's really unbelievable that
all of this is happening at the same time. i mean, we're trying to get around this the best as we can and keeping masks in stock and when you're out here and the smoke is so thick it makes it really, really hard to breathe. >> how much does that add to the challenge, mr. hess will, in the sense that obviously priority one is putting out these fires and you want to protect the people and you need to get the medical equipment and maybe evacuate them to get them places. this is going to sound wrong, but is that a diversion of resources in the sense that this is so big that your challenges multiply by the fact that you're not just fighting fires, that you have a health care crisis, too? >> yes. the smoke is complicating in many respects. it campcates our fire fighting efforts and the fact we can't get aircraft over these to provide air support and impacts our firefighters and first responders and their ability to stay healthy and fresh to be able to attack these fires and obviously impacts the public so there are resources trying to go multiple different directions here to -- to address the smoke
impacts and, you know, with respect to our fire suppression efforts we're doing everything that we can to minimize those impacts and looking for a little help from mother nature here in a very broad or big picture perspective to assist with that. >> i hope that help for mother nature comes and mr. hessle, i thank you, and i can't thank you enough this. i know the people of your state are grateful for this. thank you. >> thank you. president trump getting a firsthand look, not in organize but in california. we'll get at wildfires briefing and spend some time with the governor. at a real yesterday in nevada the president praised those for those helping to fight fires but stuck to his script about why they are happening. tonight we're also praying for everyone throughout the west affected by the devastating wildfires. we want really forest management, we want forest management. my administration is closely
coordinating with the state and local leaders, with the governor, and we thank the more than 28,000 firefighters and first responders courageously braving the danger and their lives. >> previewing the trip, the "new york times" today offers this context. as he battles for a second term in the white house mr. trump has doubled down on his anti-climate agenda as a way of appealing to his core supporters. michael schar of the "new york times" as well as brittany shepard from yahoo news. the president has been a climate change denier and calls it a hoax for some time. at this moment when the governor of california, when most of the experts you talk to out there say, a, yes, priority one is to put out these fires but priority two should be to acknowledge that the fire season is longer, that the fires tend to be hotter and more extreme. the president simply won't budge. >> that's absolutely right and there's two pieces that a president would be be responsible for.
one is this immediate response to the crisis and the sense that he's -- he and the government are there for the people that are going through this now. he's doing the very minimum you can possibly do. not actually going and touring the damage h.he's coming for a very brief kind of briefing from officials so he's -- he's sort of begrudgingly doing that, but then the other piece that you would expect the federal government to do is to be involved in the broader effort, preventive effort at what -- what does the country and the world need to be doing to kind of make this kind of disaster less likely in the future? it's not unlike what you would expect the president to have done during the pandemic which, you know, which he also and his government fell short on and i think, you know, it's not only scientists outside the government that have concluded that climate change is intensifying these forest fires, the government -- donald trump's own government two years ago issued a -- a massive report that suggested that, you know, in climate change isn't brought
under control that the number of fires in the west could triple over the next number of years, and so i think, you know, the -- the -- the fact that he's not embracing what most of the globe, everybody, all the scientific experts say is a real problem, you know, that -- that says something about kind of, you knows, where he is on this issue. >> and add to that the pentagon and all of its assessments called climate change a global security risk as well. the biden campaign hopes to take advantage of this. mr. biden will take the case that this is yet another obvious fact that the president keeps denying, yet another obvious piece of science that the president won't acknowledge. this is a statement from the former vice president, now the democratic nominee yesterday. the science is clear. deadly signs like there are obvious. president trump can deny the reality that it is an existential threat to our way of
life. we need to find a way to stop an unended barrage of tragedies that families in the west are enduring today. the president wants to call this liberal utone yeah, spend your money and tell you what to do. the former vice president is trying to make the case, no, it is well beyond time when the government did more and we cannot afford eight years of climate change denial. >> exactly, jop. you're going to hear a lot more of that forceful language from biden later. we're hearing from aides that there's going to be a lot more pressure to differentiate himself from trump. during the primary climate change did not come up much at all even though it's a clear and present danger and to all voters under 45 it's their number one priority and they are clamoring to hear more. biden time and time whether the speech is about the economy or job he does take time each speech why he's not like trump as far as science is concern,
you hear it from his surrogates and michelle and barack obama that joe biden will listen to the coronavirus task force and also listen to his task force on climate change so i think pressure from those surrogates, from those young voters and by just creating a clear foil to what trump is going to be saying later on in california is definitely expected later, especially as bernie sanders has been pressuring joe biden privately to talk about more kitchen table issues and campaign not just on not being donald trump. >> and so michael you get to this point where how do you break through to the president and part of this is largely happening, tell me if you think i'm wrong or the reporting says i'm wrong, this is happening in california, oregon and washington. three blue states in presidential politics. in california there's not really much of a republican party left. might it be different if that were happening in a different part of the country, if it were a bigger texas problem, for example? >> well, i think so. i mean, look, on the one hand
the white house has approved disaster declarations for every state over the years, so there is some -- some way in which the government, even this administration offers help regardless of politics, but what you have also seen is this president, whether it is the pandemic and his different responses to democratic governors versus republican governors, whether it's the racial upheaval in various states in which he has repeatedly targeted democratic, what he called democrat led cities and states or the -- or the environment. i mean, look. he went down to florida a week or so ago and approved an offshore -- extending an offshore drilling ban that the republican governor of that have state desperately wanted and yet he -- he's -- his administration has refused to do that for several northeastern states who want a similar kind of thing but they, of course, are led by democratic politicians, and so i
do think that one of the features of this presidency has been to differentiate between, you know, what -- who the president likes and whether the president is -- sees that the states are run by his allies or not. >> appreciate the reporting from you both. we'll watch as the president heads west to see if he sticks to that script and joe biden dropping by to vote early in delaware's primary election and offered this prediction about november's vote count. >> do you have confidnce in voting this november that all votes will be counted? >> i'm confident that trump will try to not have that happen, but i promise the american public will insist on it. will lure him out. ahhhhhhh eat like an animal. devour.
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starting today, florida is allowing bars in the state to reopen, restricting them to 50% okay panes, but in south florida, palm beach, broward and miami-dade counties are ordering bars to remain closed for now. miami-dade's mayor says simply not ready yet. >> let me be clear. the miami-dade county will not be opening up bars and night clubs. there are other parts of our state that are opening bars is perfectly okay, fine, because they have very few cases of
covid-19. we're still not out of the woods yet but we're getting close. >> carlos gimenez is the mayor of the miami cade county and also a republican candidate. i want to show positivity rates. first in your county and statewide. put them side by side, miami date county has a 4.34 positive rate and the state has shy of 11%. could you make the case looking at the data that you're actually more ready to reopen because you have the lower positivity rate. you want to be extra careful, get that down even more. is it reclets for the rest rast state? i understand there are some counties where it's not that high, but for -- nearly 11% positivity? >> i don't know. that's a one-day average that you just got. i mean, sometimes there's data dumps that skew that number a little bit, is so usually the rest of the state is lower than miami-dade, on the average it's lower than miami-dade and so the -- the three in the
southeast have the highest average on a 14-day average. we're still not ready here. we want to make sure we also get our contact tracing down before we open up any more spaces. most of the businesses here are open, by the way. it's just the bars, night clubs, some interior spaces like move theaters and banquet halls, those are still closed, but we're probably going to make a move on those soon. not the bars, not the -- not the night clubs, but all those other spaces, make a move soon, but i want to make sure that our contact tracing is in place and working before we do that. >> and i'm guessing, sir, help me understand the pressure on you, i'm guessing your phone is inninging are or your texts are light up and e-mails are lighting up and i say with no disrespect because these are critical businesses, a lot of your economy is tourism driven and social activity driven and beach driven and have you this horrible pandemic now where six months plus. what is it like to pick up the phone and tell a restaurant owner a bar owner not yet?
>> well, the restaurants are open. the restaurants are open 50% capacity, sick-foot separation in tables and all that. we did that a couple of weeks ago and we're looking to see what has transpired since. luckily our positivity rate continues to go down. we're in about 4.3% today. hospitalizations are like 70%, 75% down from where they were even four weeks ago so everything is going in a good direction. we also are hearing that there may be a second spike time in the later fall and the lower we get this positivity rate the less that spike will be. we never want to exceed the capacity of our hospital system. we have not yet, and so we want to make sure that we're ready for that. again, our contact tracing, got -- had a meeting on it today and will have another meeting in a couple of days to make sure that that's all set and i expect our schools to start opening, too, sooner rather than later on a, you know, volunteer basis, and our parents were polled and 50% want their kids to go back
to school and 50% want their kids to remain learning in a virtual environment. we have to ensure that contact tracing is well. it's well established. we have procedures in place so that we open up the schools. we can, if anything happens, we can contain it. >> if we show -- take coronavirus cases in florida with key dates going all the way back to april. on march 20th, as the country was dealing with this and the state of florida was dealing with this florida suspends drinking at bars and on june 5th bars in most of the state, not your part of the state, most of the state were allowed to reopen and on june 26th and you can follow the cases going up, florida suspends drinking at bars. the this has been, if you listen to the public health experts, this has been one of the things they are most concerned about. you're right about restaurants if you can spread people out they view that as safer, bars it's a natural tendency, people are packed in closer together, they are drinking and talking to each other in close proximty. number one, did florida move too early to reopen the bars in
other places and have to retreat and how do you wrestle with the question is it a combination of a lower positivity rate and triple checking that contact tracing, what's your trigger? >> no, we need to have a lower positivity rate and we've got to make sure that our contact tracing is fine. look, i don't think that bars -- here in miami-dade i don't think bars is a good idea. we are, we're a tourist capital. we are not -- our night life is legendary so one of the things we do here to try to tamp down that -- that night life and that social activity is we still have a curfew and we moved back the curfew to 11:00 to allow the restaurants to basically have a second, you know, turn of the table, have a little bit, you know, better chance of recouping some of that money they lost for all of these months but we still have the curfew and that's to tamp down social activity and keep people away from each other as much as possible because it is when you take the mask off, when you're close together, that's when we know that this
virus is going to spread and then thing that happened to us in early june we think -- we saw it. it was all young people. young people. the positivity rate just skyrocketed because they -- you know, they let their guard down so our message is keep your guard up. we'll continue to, you know, enforce the rules that we have. we'll be very, you know, diligent in how we open because we did have the most number of cases down here and we're just a little bit different than the rest states. it's a big state. big difference in positivity rates and so those parts of the state that have very few cases and maybe appropriate for them but right now not yet in miami-dade county. >> caution is not a bad watchword. appreciate your time and your insights. best of luck in the days ahead. >> appreciate it the. >> joe biden heads to florida where he's about to get a $100 million boost from his former rival. ns like liz and mike. an army family who is always at the ready.
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we are told the big ten set to vote today whether to reverse course and proceed with an abbreviated fall season. for the nfl to return to work experiment under way bringing with it a season of social justice protests. andy sholes jons us. andy? >> reporter: the first sunday of the nfl season is in the books and very interesting to watch how teams across the league
handled the new social justice initiatives and did it very differently. eight teams remained in the locker room for the national anthems and players across the league kneeling, raises fists and locking arms together. the colts all locked arms together for the national anthem and one person tacking a knee, their head coach frank reich and the video tribute by the packers and the floyd family recognized before the game. the nfl sending out a memo to the teams remining coaches they must wear the massing at all times while on the side loons. the rams sean mcvay seen last night multiple times with the mask pulled down while calling plays. the memo says coaches will be disciplined if they don't comply. in new orleans, tom brady
mackimaking the bucs debut. brady off to a great start led the bucs for a touchdown but through a pick six later. this is all new orleans after that, 34-23. cam newton meanwhile taking brady's place in new england. look at that suit. impressive. cam, he was dominant for the patriots on the ground over the dolphins 21-11. you are a big patriots fan. cam newton wins, will you buy yourself a yellow suit? >> i was going to wear it today but cam wore the yesterday. we haven't seen the best of that yet. we shall see as we go. up next, stay with us, the president's final attempt to get bob woodward to see the coronavirus management as a big success, exclusive new audio of their final call after a quick break. was that your grandfather,
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