This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) The defense of Trump's attacks on NFL players, who are mostly African-American & whether he is fighting a cultural war against these athletes, the reaction of White House chief of staff Gen. John Kelly to Trump's stance, how his comments at speeches are premeditated, whether it is to stoke racial divide discussed; Trump tweet quoted. [SANDERS - denies the president is talking about race.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) What black football player Michael BennEtt said about his treatment by police in Las Vegas recalled. [Today, BENNETT - reacts to what Trump said on Friday using the "b" word, how the NFL came together yesterday, how we just want to change our community & raise the issue of inequality & police brutality every single weekend, how player Alejandro Villanueva stood up for what he believes in, about what happened to him with the police in Las Vegas, his message to President Trump.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) What basketball player LeBron James said about Trump introduced. [JAMES - says Trump is using the sport platform to try to divide us while sports can do so much for all.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Bakari Sellers & Paris Dennard about Trump, the NFL & race. [SELLERS - offers views on how this is not about disrespecting the flag, rather the freedom to protest about inequality & police brutality in communities of color; explains how protest is messy & the military fights for our freedoms; agrees the Alabama speech was about riling up the white base; defends the right to protest on the issue of race.] [DENNARD - offers views on how this is a protest against President Trump, a miscarriage of justice to focus on whether Trump is a racist, the NFL standards as part of the private sector, how he does not see Trump as racist--that he was riling up the base; defends the rights to keep up Confederate monuments.]
(Puerto Rico: Bill Weir) The situation in "bombed-out" Puerto Rico featured; scenes shown from damaged houses & the area around Aguas Buenas with Javier Garcia words translated. The major humanitarian crisis here where it is difficult to get aid into the island discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) What White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had to say about Puerto Rico introduced. [SANDERS - says the president has sent officials there to witness the damage & we will provide assistance.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello. [ROSSELLO - talks about the collaboration with the US government about this unprecedented response , the needs in a supply-chain effort to get the aid to the people where the devastation has been enormous.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Capitol Hill: Phil Mattingly) The statement from Senator Susan Collins about her opposition to the Senate bill to repeal/replace Obamacare because of the issue of pre-existing conditions, how Senator Lindsey Graham is still working on the bill & a vote discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Rick Santorum & Kirsten Powers about the Senate bill. [SANTORUM - offer views on how the fight is not over even if this bill does not pass, how resources would be given to the states in block grants, how the bill could still be worked on, how Republicans cannot keep some form of Obamacare in place.] [POWERS - offer views on the position of Senators Collins, John McCain, Rand Paul & possibly Ted Cruz, how Republicans have not had a health care policy over seven years.]