This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; New York: Jim Acosta) How this was a press conference from Hell with brief remarks expected until he responded to press questions & blamed both sides with Steve Bannon plugged into the alt-right & Trump does not want to irritate his base, how his statements yesterday were forced & how the Republican Party is losing patience discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Van Jones, David Axelrod & David Gergen about Trump's remarks. [GERGEN, AXELROD, JONES - offer views on Trump's "shocking" performance with what he said about neo-Nazis, his "massive insecurities" making him dangerous to the country, how this is who Donald Trump is, not what he said yesterday, how he gave aid & comfort to white nationalists: the alt-right is his base, how a president should be pulling us together, but Trump is cheering for one side: the father of a Jewish daughter.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Tara Setmayer, former Bush assistant Scott Jennings & Kirsten Powers, "New York Times" columnist Charles Blow, former Bush staffer Paris Dennard & Paul Begala about Trump & events; scenes shown from the Friday night march. [BLOW, DENNARD, POWERS, SETMAYER, JENNINGS, BEGALA - offer views on Trump as a bigot, misogynist & bully so America has to ask what white supremacy really is: making a hierarchy of people, the point of characterizing everyone there as neo-Nazis, how this was an organized pro-white demonstration, the conservatives' spin, the need for moral clarity from the president & the Republican Party's message to the president, the political role of David Duke in Louisiana, Blow & Setmayer bicker over the Republican Party, the president's "moral blindness" today.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Harvard Divinity School's Cornel West about what happened in Charlottesville & what Trump has said. [WEST - offer perspective on Trump as a neo-fascist: a spiritual blackout, the aims of the neo-fascists, how Trump could be pushed out via impeachment; calls for a moral & spiritual revival & awakening.]