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governor chris christie offering a blunt road map for the party's future. >> every minute that we spend talking about 2020, while we're wasting time doing that, joe biden, kamala harris, nancy pelosi and chuck schumer are laying ruin to this country. we better focus on that and take our eyes off the rear-view mirror and start looking through the windshield again. >> reporter: he's talking, of course, about former president donald trump. >> i may even decide to beat them for a third time, okay? >> reporter: the proverbial elephant in every republican room whose conspiracy theories, grievances and score settling are a driving force in a party still firmly in his command. a year after losing the white house and control of congress, republicans are at a critical crossroads as they capitalize on democratic divisions in hopes of reclaiming their majority. >> is president trump part of that discussion? of course he is. those voices who want to silence
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him are ridiculous. >> reporter: fresh signs of optimism are coarsing through the gop. following a big win in the governor's race and stunning finish in new jersey. yet those signs of strength have shined a brighter life in balancing the risks and rewards of embracing the former president. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell urged his party to spend more time talking about president biden. >> the key to '22 is to have a discussion with the american people about how they feel about the new administration and the democratic congress and what they're doing. so i think the election will be about the future, not about the past. >> reporter: trump's role in midterm election races and whether he runs for president again is a central question hanging over the party. at a weekend gop gathering in las vegas, that question was on the back burner. as former president mike pence and a parade of republicans made appearances. >> just 12 months away from a great republican comeback, and we're going to win back this country in 2024.
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>> that field of potential 2024 candidates is already taking shape with more than a dozen ambitious republicans in the earliest stages of exploring a run. some of whom said they would step aside if trump steps up again. not christie, who told cnn that doing so would be a sign of weakness. >> anyone who says they'll step aside for anybody else, i say doesn't belong being president. if you don't believe in yourself enough to stand up to anyone, then you can't possibly stand up for everyone. >> reporter: to rebuild, republicans know they must win over at least some of the suburban voters who left the party rnd trump. that was one of the brightest spots for the gop in last week's elections. longtime republican ari fleischer, a former white house press secretary, said any questions about trump would be answered after the midterm elections. >> this suburban reversal is significant. with or without donald trump on the ballot. the trick for republicans going forward in my opinion is to keep revving up the rural areas and
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the lower income, noncollege educated areas and just be reasonable in the suburbs. don't scare people and the suburbs will come home. >> reporter: now it is a critical midpoint. a year ago yesterday, joe biden declared victory over donald trump. and a year from tonight, the votes in those midterm races will be counted to determine who controls the house and the senate. now the party out of power always holds historic advantages in midterm races but history offers few answers for how to navigate the former president who remains at the center of it all. energizing some voters and alienate others. he did tell fox news earlier today he plans to make a decision about 2024 probably after the midterm elections. >> a lot of his top aides says he's definitely going to run. jeff zeleny, thanks. let's discuss with our team and nolan, let me start with you. trump ended up not campaigning with glenn youngkin who didn't
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reject trump, but kept him at arm's length. is trump going to be able to show the same restraint in 2022? >> i think that's the million-dollar question for republicans. will trump show the same restraint? it's easier to do when it's one candidate and one race. as for as glenn youngkin. they make it difficult to refuse the attention. he can see someone who has been kicked off twitter. kicked off facebook. he has to release a statement via email. he doesn't get the same cable coverage he once did. but when it comes to 2022, i think that i wouldn't be surprised if donald trump is the one who does want to get back out there and get that attention and want to help republicans raise money because that does come with more attention for him and the kind of -- elevates his profile going into 2024. wouldn't surprise me if donald trump was much more of a factor in 2022, but, obviously, we'll have to wait and see how that works out. >> and he -- glenn youngkin was
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not running as a trump candidate but some of them are out there running as trump candidates. one gubernatorial candidate that trump endorsed, carrie lake of arizona, she has publicly embraced at least one nazi sympathizer, another qanon-linked activist at her campaign events, according to cnn's k-file report. k-file reports this story. you can check it out online. if trump continues to back candidates who seem rather extreme out there, that could alienate the voters that other republican candidates say in arizona need to win over. >> if you're at the republican governors association you're looking at that saying, come on. but it just shows how little the party establishment has control over what former president trump does. and that he is still in the driver's seat. look what happened in georgia. i don't think it was a secret that mitch mcconnell wasn't really thrilled initially with the selection of herschel walker as the trump candidate. now he seems to -- has learned
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to love it because he can't not. but some of these other candidates, it's going to be harder to love for the more establishment republicans that want to take back the country, want to take in terms of governorships, want to take back the house and senate and push their agenda without the crazy radicals that are also incumbent in some of these republican -- some of these trump-selected candidates. >> these doing an event for the ncrr don't, the national republican congressional committee. trump, on his way out the door in january this year, told the rnc chair, rona mcdaniel, that he was leaving the republican party to create his own party. he didn't care about destroying the gop. and it wasn't until party leaders told him they would stop paying his legal fees that trump backed down from creating his own party. i guess my question is, how can the nrcc just welcome him knowing that his allegiance to
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the republican party is so fickle and literally comes with strings attached. >> trump didn't invite himself, to my knowledge, to be the dinner speaker for the national republican congressional committee. other people would have been happy to speak and the establishment would have. happy to receive other people than trump. they want trump. this is all a myth that those republicans really want trump far away. a few of them do. youngkin, running for governor, not a federal office in virginia, a blue state that biden won by ten points. the ohio senate candidates, georgia senate candidates don't want trump far away. the mcconnell endorsement of herschel walker and thune, the whole leadership of the senate endorsed him after trump had tapped him shows that they are -- they know their fate is tied to trump for now. deep down, late at night, maybe they hope he'll miraculously disappear but they'll do nothing to make him disappear. even chris christie. he's not standing up to trump. he's sort of hoping people won't
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talk too much about trump. >> that's why it's so hard for all the republicans who said, after glenn youngkin won, this is our path. well, it's not going to be very easy for that to be their path if they are embracing trump and vice versa. look, it was easy for trump to stay out of the virginia governors race because it was kind of a one off to him. it didn't really signify power. the midterm elections signified power. especially if he's able to say that it's because of him that republicans took the house back. you also have a ton of republicans that aren't like glenn youngkin, that they are like mini trumps. you just talked about one. and so i think it's going to be really hard going into the midterm elections for republicans to replicate what happened in virginia because, to your point, bill, many of them can't quit trump and frankly trump, it's not that he can quit the gop. he can't quit power and this to him signifies power.
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>> youngkin won a weird convention. if there had been a primary, i'm not sure he would have won. he would have had to be much more trumpier. >> and trump still claimed credit the next day. >> probably more important to the 2022 midterms is where joe biden stands with voters. he is the incumbent. today nolan, look at this. biden is seeing more disappointing poll numbers. 48% approve his job performance. 52% disapprove. when you compare this with past presidents, he does do better than trump, in the same as clinton. there are other polls that had his approval lower than the cnn poll. but even so, clinton, obama, trump, all went on to lose majorities in the house. i mean, joe biden is probably more important in the midterms than donald trump and joe biden is an albatross on democrats right now. >> right. the good thing for president biden is that this poll is a snapshot of right now. he still has a year to make up
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his approval rating. he's got time to try to sell this infrastructure bill. if democrats are able to pass this larger reconciliation bill. he has time to sell that. right now it's not looking good. he's had a rough stretch as president with all these negotiations on capitol hill. just suck so much oxygen up from other conversations. but the good thing is he still has time. we're in 2021. democrats got a reality check from the virginia elections. i think they need to figure out what went wrong and use that to their advantage going into 2022. but also, the midterm environment is tough for an incumbent president. isn't much he can do but try to sell legislation. >> 58% of americans, jackie, 58% say biden has not paid enough attention to the nation's most important problems. i believe number one on that list for most voters who say that is the economy. can democrats turn this around? i am not saying 100%. you can't buck historical trends but there's a difference between
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losing 20 seats and losing 70 seats. >> that's the question. i was talking to moderate democrats months ago, they were worried about inflation. they were worried about it and since the -- and covid and the economy are linked. we're not at a point in the pandemic where you can unlink them because it's still climbing back. as long as people still don't feel like the economy is working for them, that's going to be problematic for these democrats whose seats are at risk. >> when democrats have won midterms or done well in midterms it's because they talk about health insurance. they talk about economy. they talk -- it's not because they talk about donald trump. i have to say. >> that's exactly right. and i think that what also happened in the last couple of months, and we talk about how, oh, it's the sausage making, but that's all that americans saw was democrats fighting each other about what's going to be in these bills that, you know, whose titles really have nothing
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to do with people's everyday lives. so they saw the sausage making but that sausage was giving americans indigestion. so they need to talk about, now that the infrastructure bill is passed, and if the build back better passes as well. what does that mean? in terms of your health. in terms of your economy. in terms of how you'll be able to take care of your family and in terms of education. they need to take back this education issue which we knew was a debacle in virginia. and i think they can do it. thank goodness the midterm elections aren't being held tomorrow. >> we'll see if that works. i'm looking forward to seeing all the people who voted against the infrastructure bill going to the ribbon cutting ceremony. it's going to be fun. top health official says europe is once again the world's epicenter of covid cases right as the u.s. is opening its borders to vaccinated travelers. we'll go live to paris next. and packers now charged with infecting up to 1500 businesses and collecting millions in ransom. how much is the u.s. going to be able to get back? that's next.
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in the health lead, almost two years into the pandemic and germany recorded its highest covid infection rate ever. cases are so high in europe the world health organization considers the region an epicenter of spread. now despite all that, today the united states is loosening travel restrictions and legislate fully vaccinated travelers from 33 countries, including much of europe, come on in. cnn's melissa bell is in paris where some of the first flights originated today. >> the bags are packed and ready to go. for the first time in more than a year and a half, the united states finally opening its borders to foreign vaccinated travelers.
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and what that means in charle de gaulle airport in the 2e terminal is a much busier terminal than i've seen in a long time. and a lot more flights up on the boards to atlanta, los angeles, new york, miami and some pretty excited travelers. >> we are happy because of the weather, especially. we can -- i hope it continues because we hesitate about, you know, the fourth wave was upcoming and i don't know if borders will be closed again one time. >> reporter: that new wave of infections has already arrived in europe causing the world health organization to sound the alarm late last week. >> cumulatively, there are now more reported cases, 78 million, in the european region than in southeast asia, the eastern mediterranean, the western pacific and africa combined. we are once again at an
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epicenter. >> reporter: the reason for the european surge? likely a combination of factors, including low or lagging vaccine rates in eastern europe, the circulation of a new subvariant of the highly transmissible delta variant of the coronavirus, one that's estimated to be even more contagious. colder temperatures pushing more activities indoors, waning immunity from early covid inoculations and infections, as well as fatigue and complacency surrounding protective measures like mask wearing and careful hand washing. the end result, a startling statistic. in the last four weeks alone, europe has registered more than a 55% rise in new covid-19 cases. but so far those numbers not causing a change of course in the u.s. decision to reopen its borders. or dampening the excitement of these travelers. >> just amazing, isn't it? >> it's been a long time
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waiting. >> jake, this comes, of course, at a time when a beleaguered travel industry needed a boost. hundreds of billions of dollars have been lost by the american travel industry alone. we've been hearing from the president of the united airlines who said already and within days of that announcement of the reopening of the american borders its seen its highest level of transatlantic bookings since the pandemic began. back above 2019 levels. a remarkable boost. the question is, jake, how long that's going to last. >> melissa bell. i want to bring in dr. sanjay gupta. let's take stock of this decision by the biden administration. covid cases in europe have been going up. i think it's fair to say at an alarming rate for weeks now. but at the same time, the biden administration is reopening borders to international travelers, as long as they've been vaccinated. is that following the science, the data doesn't seem, from my point of view, to back up this
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decision. >> well, you know, the thing about it is that if you look at what's been going on in the united states and europe compared to the rest of the world. the numbers have been going up there. but when you drill down on that, it's primarily along unvaccinated people. so, you know, as melissa was describing, these travel requirements are the people have to be vaccinated and they also have to show proof of a negative test as well. i think when you add those two layers in, that offers significant protection. where we're seeing numbers go up, whether it's in pockets in the united states or, as you saw there in europe, it's still primarily among the unvaccinated. as much as we talk about boosters and all these other things, that's the fundamental problem. with those specific requirements, i think it's much safer, obviously, to let people in. >> here in the u.s., there's this alarming new poll get toing at the spread of disinformation and misinformation. they heard at least one covid
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myth. 78% of them either believe the false statement or weren't sure if it was true or false. some of these myths we're talking about that the government is exaggerating the number of covid deaths or that vaccines can cause infertility or the vaccines contain a microchip or vaccines can change your dna. all of this false. this isn't an old survey. this poll wrapped up just two weeks ago. does it feel like people have largely given up on trying to figure out what's real and what's not? >> it may feel that way. a lot of people have not given up. i haven't given up. there's a lot of people out there trying to reach into communities where a lot of that misinformation is being spread. i remember talking to dr. peter hotez about this who has been dealing with misinformation about vaccines long before this pandemic. there was a sense years ago, look, don't give it more fuel. don't try and rise -- raise this misinformation to levels where it spreads more easily. those days have passed.
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the information -- misinformation travels faster sometimes than the virus itself. so i think it's imperative for people to speak up more than ever. what they find, jake, as part of these surveys, is that the people that are trusted the most are people within people's own social circles. if you are sudomeone who has do the homework and talks about it with friends and colleagues, that makes the biggest difference. >> they had until this hour to reply to a deadline to get vaccinated by january 4th. what might be the medical impact if a court says this mandate cannot be implemented? >> well, first of all, we're about 58% vaccinated. we're going into the winter months. it's cooler, drier. people are going to be indoors clustering together more so than they have in a long time. there's a lot of things that
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potentially increase the risk and the vaccines can help really reduce that risk quite a bit. we know these mandates, they're not palatable in a lot of sectors, but they work. united airlines in august were about 59% of the workforce vaccinated. now closer to 99%. let me show you among health care workers. quickly, the misinformation we talked to can apply to health care workers as well. it looked at flu overall, they say overall, about 80% vaccinated. but look at the places where there's mandates versus not. so these are health care workers who are taking care of vulnerable people. they need to obviously be protected as much as possible so they don't get sick or spread the virus. >> dr. sanjay gupta, thank you. $6 million of ransom payments in the hands of the u.s. government after two hackers have been charged with a massive operation. stay with us. be fresh. welcome to the eat fresh refresh. refresh where there is so much new,
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in our tech lead, charges in a major cyberattack that targeted as many as 1500 companies. attorney general merrick garland today announcing charges against the ukrainian man accused of raking in millions from the ransomware attacks, including a crippling one during the july 4th holiday. he's not the only one. evan perez joins us with more on this. this was a significant move for the biden administration. what more are you learning about the charges? >> the charges they announced today against the ukrainian national. he was arrested last month in poland. and he is the one, according to
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the justice department, according to these charges unsealed today that he was behind the attack over fourth of july weekend against a software company. it was infected. infected hundreds, about 1500 companies in all were affected. and according to the justice department, obviously, this is part of a gang, a criminal gang that's behind this software. this ransomware called our evil. and they have been essentially getting millions of dollars from victim companies that have been infected with this ransomware. they also announced they were able to seize $6 million from another figure who was connected to it. yevgeni is at large believed to be in russia. he's a russian national. they were able to get $6 million that they know was connected to ransomware that went to him.
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>> right now there's no requirement for companies that are hit with these ransomware attacks to notify the fbi and obviously the ransom -- the bad guys say, don't contact the fbi. is the biden administration doing anything to change that? >> yeah, they are. they're trying -- one thing you heard from the attorney general, the fbi director, they are begging congress to pass a law to require companies to come to the fbi and tell them when they've been hit with ransomware. the fbi needs this information to try to at least, again, try to save some of this money and to try to discourage the ransomware, these attackers from doing these attacks. right now there's some legislation, bipartisan legislation, to try to do that. but congress has been kind of unwilling to regulate some of this over the last few years. >> evan perez, appreciate it. barack obama back on the world stage. now blaming donald trump for, quote, four years of active hostility when it comes to the climate crisis. that's next.
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there are times where i feel discouraged. there are times where the future seems somewhat bleak. there are times where i am doubtful that humanity can get its act together before it's too late. we can't afford hopelessness. >> our earth matters series and world lead begin with former president barack obama back on the world stage at the global climate conference in scotland as cnn's rene marsh reports, obama not only tried to rally world leaders to not give up but also took a few swipes at donald trump. >> reporter: former president barack obama back on the world stage speaking out in glasgow, scotland, at an international gathering on climate change, cop26. trying to convince the world that america is still serious about fighting rising global temperatures. >> the u.s. has to lead. >> reporter: in an urgent and
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very political speech, obama expressed regret over the trump administration's inaction on climate change. >> back in the united states, of course, some of our progress stalled when my successor decided to unilaterally pull out of the paris agreement in his first year in office. i wasn't real happy about that. >> reporter: in an effort to shore up u.s. credibility, obama laid out progress made in the u.s. even without leadership from the white house. >> and the u.s. alone more than 3 million people now work in clean energy related jobs. that is more than the number of people currently employed by the entire fossil fuel industry. so despite four years of active hostility toward climate science, coming from the very top of our federal government, the american people managed to still meet our original commitment under the paris agreement. >> reporter: world leaders are under pressure to outline specifics on how they will cut
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greenhouse emissions by 2050. a huge crowd waiting and cheering for obama as he arrived for a roundtable discussion with young leaders who want to see more dramatic action. >> the danger of our activism is that we're typically talking to people who already agree with us. we are not oftentimes talking to big parts of our populations that either don't agree with us or at least have different priorities. >> reporter: including from the largest emitters, china and russia, whose leaders were absent from the conference. obama echoing those concerns. >> and their national plans, so far, reflect what appears to be a dangerous lack of urgency. a willingness to maintain the status quo on the part of those governments. and that's a shame. >> jake, obama also focusing his attention towards the younger
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generation, telling them that they need to focus on their messaging, saying that tweets and yelling at the other side will not convert the unconverted. saying that they need to focus on citizens whose livelihoods are essentially tied to climate change and tied to dirtier sources of energy. trying to bring those people on board, he says. it's a lost cause trying to convince the fossil fuel industry. but jake, highlighting again the fact that the former president was even here at all taking the world stage just speaks to how high the stakes are. >> rene marsh in scotland, thank you. with us, one of the authors of a frankly disenheartening "washington post" investigation that found most countries pledges to cut down on greenhouse gases are based on flawed data, to say the least. thanks for joining us. you laid out in your compelling piece that many countries are
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underreporting their emissions. countries like russia, some persian gulf countries, china. who is the worst offender? >> well, it's hard to say worst. certainly we pointed out that malaysia is subtracting a huge amount from his emissions total because of claims about what's happening with land use that don't seem to really hold up and could be emitting hundreds of -- tons more greenhouse gases than are shown in their bottom line. but the problem here really is that there are many, many countries that are pledging to cut emissions that are not fully taking responsibility for all the missions within their borders. and until those two things get squared, it's going to be hard to judge what the progress really is. >> your investigation also found dozens of countries don't report all their missions at all as you note. what's being left out. what are they not reporting? >> in the case that you mentioned, that's florinated gases from air conditioning, refrigeration, electric power.
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synthetic gases that are extremely powerful in warming the atmosphere. and quite elusive. we also found that methane, which is another super warming gas is being hundred -- sorry, tens of millions of tons of methane are being missed, not recorded by the countries. and that's causing the planet to warm faster than it would otherwise. >> some countries are fudging their numbers by claiming natural forest regrowth is absorbing freen greenhouse gases? >> the rules are currently drawn in such a way that countries can claim their entire areas, and the u.s., russia, china, we're talking about enormous areas and can claim carbon that is being stored in the trees across all these areas. and that's even if they didn't directly cause that to happen. it means they might not have planted trees. they might not have taken any direct restoration action but nevertheless, just if it's being
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created. and they can claim to get to net zero emissions, even while having emissions. this is another form are underreporting what your real impact is. >> a powerful and important report in "the washington post." thanks for joining us. >> thank you. it's being called an election in name only as nicaraguans tell cnn people are fearful and locked in their homes. even people abroad afraid of the crackdown by the country's leaders. stay with us. yes to clean and fresh ingredients! and yes to living life to the flavor-fullest. panera. live your yes. now $1 delivery. we're carvana, the company who invented car vending machines and buying a car 100% online. now we've created a brand-new way for you to sell your car. whether it's a year old or a few years old. we wanna buy your car. so go to carvana and enter your license plate answer a few questions. and our techno wizardry calculates your car's value and gives you a real offer in seconds. when you're ready, we'll come to you, pay you on the spot and pick up your car, that's it.
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in our world lead, a sham, illegitimate. an election in name only. some of the expressions of global outrage today about nick
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waugh wa's so-called presidential election in which daniel ortega who came onto the world stage in the '80s as a revolutionary fighting back remained in power for his fourth straight term by doing what he once fought against. channeling his opsigss, essentially making himself the only viable presidential candidate. as cnn's matt rivers reports, the moves extend well past politics. >> reporter: he calls himself an elected president, but for many, daniel ortega is a dictator whose regime is getting stronger and more dangerous. under his rule, a campaign of political terror has gripped the country. dissent can lead to house arrest, jailtime, some allege they've been tortured. it's a dangerous time in nicaragua, something we tried to go see firsthand. for that, we took a bus in northwestern costa rica to the nicaraguan border, entering via
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land to try and avoid the attention of authorities. after ten minutes with an immigration official, it was clear we were not getting in. >> so they just took our passports and mexican residency card and asked if anyone on the team work forward cnn, even though we did not offer that information. it's clear that they know who we are. soon after immigration officials denied our entry. so we've been formally escorted out of the country after waiting three hours. they told us that we need to send a formal request to the government in order to be allowed in. they're not giving us any reasons too why we weren't allowed in. they won't answer our questions. so now officially we're back on the costa rican side. >> just a small example of the
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staggering level of government control faced by nicaraguans. since june, dozens of perceived enemies of the regime have been thrown into jail while countless others have been harassed and followed in roughly a dozen interviews cnn conducted inside the country, each said most neighbors won't even talk politics anymore. fearful they could be denounced as traitors. one current government official would only speak to us over the phone as he stood in an empty field, fearful of being heard. he says only ortega's followers are the ones who can walk freely. the vast majority of us live like hostages. we granted him anonymity because government forces surveil his house constantly. if they knew he was speaking to foreign journalists he says he'd be imprisoned. i was afraid to speak with you but the conviction and the hope that our voice will reach others around the world makes us take the risk. it has certainly reached other
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nicaraguan nicaraguans. many have fled the country. but for many the terror of the ortega regime doesn't stop at the border. jorge spoke to us from an undisclose location in mexico. he was tortured by police after participating in anti-government protests in 2018. they allegedly used a razor blade to carve into his leg. someone even spray painted his home writing if you [ bleep ] around, you die. had become my enemies. he fled to guatemala and felt safe for a bit until he received this photo. someone he says worked for the nicaraguan government snapped this picture of him at the bus stop he used every day, writing quote, you thought the guatemalans would take care of you? you and your family will pay in
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blood. my family and i know what they can do. we wouldn't be the first or last to be murdered. he's still sending threats and though cnn has no way to know state agents were threatening him, that is the consistent fear of so many here in san jose, costa rica, where thousands of nicaraguans have fled. there, we met with this group of exiles, each of whom say they've received threats from the ortega regime since fleeing in the last few years. one story stood out. an activist, she fled in 2019 after threats to her life. she now runs a flower shop in san jose where a friend visits her often. about a month ago, a man entered the shop, closed the door, and pointed a gun. he told us stop [ bleep ] around
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[ bleep ]. he started strangling me. she was pistol whipped and knocked down and suffered knee fractures as a result. crying, the first thing i thought about, my son. this man is going to kill us. eventually, the man left without stealing anything. both women filed a police report and suspect the same thing. they were targeted by nicaraguan agents. nicaraguan human rights groups say they've recorded dozens of attacks in recent years, though proving a nicaraguan government is behind them is near impossible. officially, costa rica's government says they've found no such cases of spies attacking exiles. we're also taking to rnicaragua and maintaining a conversation to respect each other's kic
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sovereignty -- tells cnn there are in fact operatives working right now in costa rica, including those that target exiles, adding the number of operatives working here has increased since nicaraguans sta start arriving in 2018. they are reluctant to speak out fearing it could damage relations at a tenuous time. >> on sunday, protests were held in san jose people chanting and waving the flag, but in nicaragua, things were much quieter. it doesn't mean protests were not happening. cnn spoke to several people who said they would not vote a form of quiet protest, they said, refusing to participate in the coronation of a dictator. and state media reporting he has
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won more than 75% of the vote, but the question is, what does an ortega regime do now that it is more imboldened? a source says he expects it to get worse. >> matt rivers, thanks so much. elon musk creates a twitter quote unquote poll, and suddenly t tesla's market values drops by billions of dollars. we'll explain, next. subway®... has so much new it didn't fit in our last ad. like the new deli-style oven-roasted turkey. and new hickory-smoked bacon. it's the eat fresh refresh™ at subway®. there's so much new we don't even have time for this guy! but i'm tom brady! oh, and there's smashed avocado too!
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call today. the richest person in the world asking for financial advice from twitter. what could go wrong? over the weekend, elon musk asked his followers if he should
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tell 10% of his tesla stock, more than 3 million people weighed in in the very un unscientific poll. 58% said sell. musk tweeted i will abide by the results of this poll, whichever way it goes, but it does give the follower a false sense of agency. it was a move he was likely going to make anyway. he could be facing an 11 to $16 billion tax bill in the next year on the gains his stock has made and he might need to raise cash to pay that huge tax bill. but trading his massive stock sale like choosing an outfit, costs tesla today. the stock diving about 5% after mr. musk's twitter stunt. you can follow me on facebook, instagram, twitter and the tiktok at jake tapper. you can tweet the show. a reminder, if you ever miss an episode of the show, you can listen to the lead wherever you
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