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>>> IT'S 8:00 ON "TODAY" COMING UP, ON THE RISE

NEW CONCERNS OVER THE CORONAVIRUS, AS CASES IN THE US TOP 2 MILLION A SPIKE IN 21 STATES, WHILE HOSPITALS FROM COAST TO COAST WORRY IF THEY'LL RUN OUT OF BEDS >> I THINK THAT OUR CURRENT TREND IS A CAUTIONARY TALE

>> WE'RE LIVE WITH THE LATEST >>> PLUS, RACE AND RACING OVERNIGHT, NASCAR ANNOUNCING IT WILL BAN CONFEDERATE FLAGS THE DECISION COMING AFTER THE SPORT'S ONLY AFRICAN-AMERICAN DRIVER CALLED FOR ACTION WE'LL TALK TO BUBBA WITH THE LAS IN A LIVE INTERVIEW JUST AHEAD

>>> AND RAISING OUR CAPS WE'LL CELEBRATE THE CLASS OF 2020 WITH VIRTUAL WORDS OF WISDOM FROM THE BEST OF THE BEST >> CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU CHOSEN ONES >> TODAY, THURSDAY, JUNE 11th, 2020 ♪ THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE ♪ >> FROM BATTLECREEK, MICHIGAN, CELEBRATING MY PARENTS' 19th ANNIVERSARY AND MY SISTER'S 15th BIRTHDAY

>> HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ♪ ON MY SUNDAY BEST, YEAH ♪ >> SENDING A BIRTHDAY SHOUTOUT TO MY SON, AUSTIN COOLEY, IN ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA >> I'M CELEBRATING MY 29th BIRTHDAY WITH MY FAMILY AND THE "TODAY" SHOW STATION ALL THE WAY HERE IN GERMANY >> OH, GOOD MORNING FROM GERMANY WELCOME BACK TO "TODAY" CUTE LITTLE BABE THERE

THURSDAY MORNING A SPECIAL SHOUTOUT TO YOU I KNOW YOU'RE JUST GETTING UP, HAVING YOUR FIRST CUP WITH US PEOPLE GET UP A LITTLE LATER, AND WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE HERE SAVANNAH AND CRAIG ARE HERE, AND WE HAVE OUR ENTHUSE I CAN'T SEEIC ENTHUSIASTIC LIVE "TODAY" CROWD

WE HAVE A LOT OF CELEBRATIONS THERE >> WE WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT A SPECIAL INTERVIEW WE'LL HAVE TOMORROW HERE ON "TODAY" SEVEN WOMEN OF COLOR WHOSE SIBLINGS HAVE DIED BY POLICE OR IN POLICE CUSTODY, THEY'RE GOING TO TELL US ABOUT REALLY COMING TOGETHER AS SISTERS OF THE MOVEMENT TO PUSH FOR CHANGE IN THIS COUNTRY THEIR EFFORTS AND THEIR THOUGHTS ON THE CURRENT MOOD OF OUR COUNTRY THAT'S TOMORROW ONLY ON "TODAY

" >> LOOK FORWARD TO THAT >>> LET'S GET STARTED THIS HALF HOUR WITH YOUR NEWS AT 8:00 THE ALARMING INCREASE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES HAS EXPERTS WARNING THE NEW WAVE OF INFECTIONS COULD ONCE AGAIN FLOOD HOSPITALS IN THIS COUNTRY NBC'S ERIN McLAUGHLIN IS IN HARD-HIT ARIZONA THIS MORNING SHE HAS THREE THINGS TO WATCH

HI, ERIN GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING, SAVANNAH NATIONWIDE, THE NUMBERS ARE TRULY SHOCKING MORE THAN 2 MILLION CONFIRMED CASES

OVER 113,000 DEATHS WE'RE SEEING SURGES ACROSS A NUMBER OF STATES PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY TIED TO, IN PART, MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS WE'RE SEEING INCREASES IN THE FOLLOWING STATES, IN FLORIDA AND NEW MEXICO, CASES UP OVER 40% IN ARKANSAS AND UTAH, CASES UP 60%

HERE IN ARIZONA, CASES UP A STAGGERING 93% PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS WARNING HOSPITALS SUCH AS THE ONE BEHIND ME TO PREPARE FOR A CRISIS SITUATION THIS AS THE WHITE HOUSE TASK FORCE IS WARNING THAT THERE COULD BE A POTENTIAL NEXT SURGE IN TWO WEEKS' TIME TIED TO THE PROTESTS WE'VE SEEN NATIONWIDE TAKE A LISTEN TO DR DEBORAH BIRX

>> HAVING ALREADY INSTABILITY AND THEN THE LEVEL OF PROTESTS THE CLOSE-PACKEDNESS OF THE PROTESTERS, AND NOT ALL OF THEM WORE MASKS >> Reporter: NOW, AS STATES CONTINUE TO REOPEN, THE ADVICE REMAINS THE SAME IF YOU GO OUT, WEAR A MASK AND PRACTICE SAFE SOCIAL DISTANCING HODA? >> ERIN, THANK YOU

>>> ALSO THIS MORNING, THE POLICE CHIEF IN MINNEAPOLIS IS SPEAKING OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE MAJORITY OF THE CITY COUNCIL AGREED TO DISMANTLE THE DEPARTMENT WE'RE ALSO LEARNING THAT THE OFFICER AT THE CENTER OF THE GEORGE FLOYD CASE WAS NEGOTIATING A PLEA DEAL BEFORE HIS ARREST NBC'S GABE GUTIERREZ HAS THE LATEST GABE, GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: HODA, GOOD MORNING

I SAT DOWN WITH THE POLICE CHIEF WHO IS NOW AT THE CENTER OF A NATIONAL FIRE STORM IT IS A DELICATE BALANCING ACT, TRYING TO REASSURE BOTH HIS COMMUNITY AND THE OFFICERS IN HIS DEPARTMENT, WITH THE FUTURE OF POLICING IN HIS CITY AT STAKE THIS MORNING, MINNEAPOLIS POLICE CHIEF ARRADONDO IS CALLING FOR CHANGE >> IF WE DON'T EVOLVE, WE WILL NOT EXIST ANYMORE >> Reporter: HE SAYS POWERFUL POLICE UNIONS MAKE IT HARD TO FIRE BAD COPS, SO HE'S CUTTING OFF CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE ONE IN MINNEAPOLIS, AND PROMISING TO LOOK MORE CLOSELY AT OFFICER PERFORMANCE DATA TO IDENTIFY EARLY SIGNS OF MISCONDUCT

>> RACE IS INEXTRICABLY A PART OF THE AMERICAN POLICING SYSTEM WE WILL NEVER EVOLVE IN THIS PROFESSION IF WE DO NOT ADDRESS IT HEAD ON >> Reporter: THE MAJORITY OF THE CITY COUNCIL HERE HAS PLEDGED TO DISMANTLE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT THE MAYOR WON'T GO THAT FAR >> IF YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT HAVING A FULL CULTURE SHIFT IN THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT, I'M ON BOARD

IF YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT ABOLISHING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, NO, I AM NOT >> Reporter: FIRED OFFICER DEREK CHAUVIN IS CHARGED WITH SECOND DEGREE MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER AFTER PROSECUTORS SAY HE KNELT ON GEORGE FLOYD'S NECK FOR NEARLY NINE MINUTES NBC NEWS LEARNED CHAUVIN WAS IN EARLY PLEA NEGOTIATIONS BEFORE HIS ARREST, BUT THE TALKS FELL THROUGH >> IF YOU COULD LOOK AND BE IN THE SAME ROOM WITH DEREK CHAUVIN, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO HIM? >> I WOULD NOT BE IN THE SAME ROOM WITH HIM AND I REFUSE TO MENTION HIS NAME

>> Reporter: BOTH CHAUVIN AND FLOYD WORKED SECURITY AT A LOCAL CLUB, THOUGH IT APPEARED THE TWO DID NOT KNOW EACH OTHER WELL THE CLUB'S FORMER OWNER, SANTA MARIA, SAID CHAUVIN WAS SOMETIMES AGGRESSIVE ON THE JOB, DEPLOYING PEPPER SPRAY QUICKLY, AND APPEARED ANXIOUS AROUND AFRICAN-AMERICAN CUSTOMERS >> THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN CROWD, HE WAS INTIMIDATED BY >> Reporter: THOMAS LANE HAS BEEN RELEASED ON BAIL ARRADONDO GREW UP HERE

HE'S THE CITY'S FIRST BLACK POLICE CHIEF TWO WEEKS AGO, HE WATCHED PART OF IT BURN >> IT'S BEEN TOUGH I MEAN, THIS IS A CITY THAT I LOVE THIS IS A CITY THAT HAS TAKEN ME IN

>> Reporter: OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS, WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST REGRET? >> THAT HUMANITY WAS NOT THERE FOR MR FLOYD WHEN IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN >> Reporter: CHAUVIN'S ATTORNEY DECLINED TO COMMENT IN A STATEMENT OVERNIGHT, THE POLICE UNION CALLED MR FLOYD'S DEATH SENSELESS, BUT QUESTIONED WHETHER THE POLICE CHIEF AND THE MAYOR COULD BE VIOLATING STATE LAW BY PULLING OUT OF CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

THE UNION SAYS IT IS WILLING TO COLLABORATE CRAIG? >> FASCINATING CONVERSATION THERE GABE GUTIERREZ IN MINNEAPOLIS FOR US THANK YOU >>> LET'S TURN TO A NEW ERA IN NASCAR NOW

AS WE MENTIONED EARLIER, THE SPORT IS TAKING A STAND, BANNING THE DISPLAY OF CONFEDERATE FLAGS AT ALL EVENTS THAT FLAG HAD BEEN A BIT OF A FIXTURE IN NASCAR'S SOUTHERN CULTURE FOR DECADES LAST NIGHT, BUBBA WALLACE, THE ONLY FULL-TIME AFRICAN-AMERICAN DRIVER, AND THE ONE WHO CALLED FOR THAT CHANGE, TOOK TO THE TRACK AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY IN A STOCK CAR EMBLAZONED WITH THE HASHTAG "BLACK LIVES MATTER" BEFORE THE RACE, BUBBA TALKED ABOUT THE BIG MOMENT >> PROBABLY THE BIGGEST RACE OF MY CAREER RIGHT HERE

I'M EXCITED ABOUT IT I'M READY FOR IT I HAVEN'T REALLY SLEPT MUCH, THINKING ABOUT THIS RACE, JUST EVERYTHING THAT IS GOING INTO IT, GOING ON AROUND THE WORLD TRYING TO RACE TO CHANGE THE WORLD HERE >> BUBBA WALLACE JOINS US THIS MORNING

GOOD TO SEE YOU, BUBBA THANKS FOR YOUR TIME >> ABSOLUTELY GOOD MORNING >> YOU CALLED FOR THE FLAG TO BE BANNED ON MONDAY

NASCAR BANS THE FLAG ON WEDNESDAY WERE YOU SURPRISED AT ALL BY THE SPEED WITH WHICH NASCAR MOVED? WHAT DOES IT SAY TO YOU ABOUT THE MOMENT WE'RE IN, THAT THEY DID IT SO FAST? >> I WOULDN'T SAY SURPRISED WE HAD STARTED HAVING THOSE CONVERSATIONS STARTING LAST WEEK, TALKING TO STEVE PHELPS, THE PRESIDENT OF NASCAR, BEING VERY VOCAL WITH HIM HE IS A GREAT FRIEND OF MINE I TOLD HIM, WE'RE FRIENDS HERE

I'M GOING TO CROSS THE LINE, AND IF I DO, WE HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER TO GET THROUGH IT, BUT WE HAVE GOT TO GET RID OF THIS FLAG I'VE SEEN TOO MANY COMMENTS AND TOO MANY STORIES FROM FIRST-TIME FANS THAT COME TO A RACE IN YEARS PAST, AND THE FIRST THING THEY SAY IS SEEING THE CONFEDERATE FLAG FLYING AND MADE THEM FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE IT IS, LIKE, WE SHOULDN'T HAVE ANYBODY FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE WE SHOULD ALL — YOU KNOW, IT IS NOT A RACE THING IT IS ABOUT WALKING INTO AN EVENT AND FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE

THAT'S IT IF YOU FELT UNCOMFORTABLE, YOU'D WANT CHANGE I'M SPEAKING UP FOR THE PEOPLE THAT SHOW UP TO THE RACETRACK THAT FEEL THAT TYPE OF WAY SO IT'S A LOT OF KUDOS TO NASCAR HATS OFF TO EVERYBODY INVOLVED, FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN AND PUSHING THE ENVELOPE, PUSHING THE MESSAGE ACROSS

WE WANT CHANGE IT STARTS WITH US WE HAVE TO START FROM BASICALLY THE ROOTS GO FROM GROUND UP AND REALLY IMPLEMENT WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO SAY IN OUR MESSAGE >> FOR FOLKS NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE SPORT, IT IS A SPORT THAT IS STEEPED IN SOUTHERN CULTURE

GOT ITS START BECAUSE GUYS WERE RUNNING LIQUOR, AND HAD TO OUTFIT THEIR CARS TO MAKE THEM FASTER, TO GET AWAY FROM THE COPS THE FLAG, THE RACES I'VE BEEN TO, AS A FAN AND AS A JOURNALIST, THAT FLAG IS EVERYWHERE IT IS ON SHIRTS IT'S IN THE INFIELD HOW IS THE SPORT GOING TO ENFORCE THIS BAN? ARE YOU AT ALL CONCERNED THAT IT IS GOING TO BE A BAN IN NAME ONLY? >> NO

I'M PRETTY SURE THAT WE'LL TAKE REALLY STRICT MEASURES TO NOT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN IF IT DOESN'T, THEN THERE WILL BE ANOTHER CONVERSATION THAT I WILL HAVE SO I'M NOT SURE EXACTLY WHAT NASCAR IS PLANNING ON THIS I KNOW FANS ARE STARTING TO BE ALLOWED TO COME BACK HERE IN A COUPLE WEEKS IT'LL BE INTERESTING TO SEE

THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS UNFOLDING FOR OUR SPORT AND FOR OUR NATION, REALLY, FOR THE WORLD WE'RE ALL KIND OF PIECING IT TOGETHER, DAY BY DAY WE'LL JUST CONTINUE TO PUSH ON AND FIGHT FOR WHAT'S RIGHT >> IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE LION'S SHARE OF YOUR FELLOW DRIVERS SEEM TO BE ON BOARD WITH THIS THERE IS THE PART-TIME TRUCK SERIES DRIVER THAT CAME OUT OVERNIGHT, SAID HE IS GOING TO RETIRE AT THE END OF THE SEASON BECAUSE OF NASCAR'S DECISION

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO HIM, IF HE IS WATCHING OR LISTENING? WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO OTHER FOLKS WHO HAVE SAID, FOR YEARS NOW, THAT THE FLAG IS ABOUT HERITAGE, NOT HATE? >> YEAH I'VE SEEN THAT COMMENT I WAS KIND OF BAFFLED BY IT, HONESTLY I THINK YOU JUST SOLIDIFY HIS CAREER, NO LONGER BEING A PART OF NASCAR I WOULD ENCOURAGE NASCAR TO STEP UP AND LOOK AT THAT, IF HE TRIES TO REINSTATE

YEAH, I'VE SEEN A COMMENT WHERE, TO MOST, IT'S A SIGN OF HERITAGE, BUT TO A LARGE GROUP OF PEOPLE, IT'S A SIGN OF HATE AND OPPRESSION AND JUST A LOT OF NEGATIVE AND BAD THINGS THAT COME TO MIND AND WE'RE NOT SAYING YOU CAN'T EVER FLY IT AT YOUR HOUSE YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT WHEN IT COMES TO A SPORTING EVENT, WHERE WE WANT ALL RACES, EVERYBODY TO BE INCLUDED, INCLUSION IS WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH HERE WE'RE TRYING FOR UNITY

BRING EVERYBODY TOGETHER, ENJOY A SPORTING EVENT CHEER ON THEIR FAVORITE DRIVER NOT BE SHY AND INTROVERTED ABOUT — OR BECAUSE THEY SEE A CONFEDERATE FLAG FLYING THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST WITH NOTHING HOLDING THEM BACK IF THE FLAG IS HOLDING THEM BACK, THEN LET'S JUST TAKE IT DOWN FOR THE SPORTING EVENT

WE'RE NOT SAYING GET RID OF IT FROM YOUR LIFE COMPLETELY >> BUBBA, YOU PROBABLY PICKED UP A WHOLE NEW SLEW OF FANS YESTERDAY YOU REALIZE THAT, RIGHT? >> ABSOLUTELY I TOLD EVERYBODY, WE HAD A LOT OF FIRST-TIME WATCHERS LAST NIGHT, WHICH WAS SUPER INCREDIBLE A LOT FROM THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY THAT WOULD NEVER GIVE NASCAR A CHANCE

THERE'S SO MANY COMMENTS I READ THEY WERE ALL SAYING HOW NASCAR'S APPROACH TO EVERYTHING HAS OPENED THEIR EYES PEOPLE ASKING — I THINK MY FAVORITE ONE WAS ALVIN KAMARA, FORMER TENNESSEE VOLS, PLAYS FOR THE SAINTS, ASKING WHEN THE NEXT RACE WAS HE WAS TUNING IN HE WAS GIVEN A LAP-BY-LAP UPDATE

INCREDIBLE EVERYBODY WAS TUNED IN LAST NIGHT IT WAS A BIG WATCHING PARTY HOPEFULLY THAT'S FOR THE FUTURE, AS WELL WE ENCOURAGE ALL BACKGROUNDS, ALL RACES TO COME IN AND ENJOY OUR CRAZY SPORT

IT IS ACTION-PACKED FROM THE DROP OF THE GREEN FLAG TO THE DROP OF THE CHECKERED FLAG >> BUBBA WALLACE, TRAIL BLAZER IN NASCAR GOOD TO SEE YOU, BUDDY THANK YOU >> THANK YOU, BROTHER

HAVE A GOOD DAY >> WHAT A DELIGHTFUL GUY >>> WE HAVE OUR NEWS COVERED HOW ABOUT A MORNING BOOST? WE GOT A YOUNG WOMAN NAMED MELINDA OLIVER SHE GOT A DOUBLE DOSE OF GOOD NEWS AND COULDN'T WAIT TO SHARE IT

WATCH HER MOM'S REACTION WHEN SHE FINDS OUT MELINDA HAS BEEN ACCEPTED TO DePAUL UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL >> OH! >> DID YOU SEE THIS PART? >> IN ADDITION — OH, MY GOSH! >> OKAY HERE'S THE SECRET TO THE LAST PART SHE WAS POINTING TO MELINDA ALSO AWARDED A $40,000 A YEAR SCHOLARSHIP LIFE HADN'T ALWAYS BEEN EASY

HER MOM ADOPTED MELINDA AS A SINGLE MOM MELINDA WORKED FULL-TIME, STUDYING FOR THE LAW SCHOOL AND THIS EXAM THIS IS THAT MOMENT PROUD DAUGHTER THERE >> MAN

SHE NAILED IT REALLY NAILED IT THAT'S AWESOME >>> SHOULD WE KEEP THE JOY GOING THIS MORNING? >> LET'S DO IT >> I WANT TO SHOW YOU GUYS WHAT HAPPENED WHEN TWO 9-YEAR-OLD FRIENDS WERE REUNITED AFTER THREE MONTHS APART BECAUSE OF THE LOCKDOWN

>> WHAT ARE YOU DOING? [ SCREAMING ] >> OH >> HOW CUTE ARE THESE TWO? THAT LITTLE SCREAM BROKE THE SOUND BARRIER THEY'VE BEEN BEST FRIENDS SINCE KINDERGARTEN YOU CAN SEE IN THEIR FACES HOW MUCH THEY MISSED EACH OTHER NOW, THAT IS A HUG

LIKE, A FULL-ON, KOALA, WRAP YOUR ARMS AROUND TWICE THAT'S WHAT I COME BACK THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE EXACTLY LIKE THEY WERE BEFORE THOUGH, HODA >> INDEED SEA WORLD ORLANDO IS ACTUALLY OPENING TODAY, AND THAT'S WHERE WE FIND NBC'S KERRY SANDERS

HEY, KERRY GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING, GUYS YUP, SEA WORLD IS OPENING TODAY OTHER THEME PARKS OPENED OR SOON TO OPEN

AS YOU NOTED, IT WILL BE A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE FOR VISITORS WHEN THEY COME FOR INSTANCE, IT USED TO BE BEFORE CORONAVIRUS THAT VISITORS COULD COME HERE AND FEED THE DOLPHINS AND TOUCH THE DOLPHINS NOW, BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS, AT LEAST FOR THE TIME BEING, NO FEEDING, NO TOUCHING THE WHALES HAVE BEEN WAITING, AND SO HAVE THE FLOCKS OF FLAMINGOS SEA WORLD ORLANDO REOPENING TODAY

FOR NEARLY THREE MONTHS, THE ONLY VISITORS THESE ORCAS HAVE HAD ARE THESE TRAINERS >> WE'RE EXCITED TO GET OPEN AND WELCOME BACK SO MANY GUESTS, AND OUR EMPLOYEES BACK >> Reporter: IT WILL LOOK A LOT DIFFERENT THAN IT DID BEFORE CORONAVIRUS SO YOU COME INTO THE PARK, AND THEN I'M HIT WITH ONE OF THESE TEMPERATURE CHECKS WHAT HAPPENS IF IT TURNS OUT, ON A DAY LIKE TODAY, WHERE IT'S BEEN 91 DEGREES, I HAVE ELEVATED TEMPERATURE? >> IF YOU DON'T PASS THE FIRST TIME, WE'LL MOVE YOU INTO A TENT WHERE YOU CAN COOL DOWN

THEN WE'LL TAKE YOUR TEMPERATURE AGAIN HOPEFULLY YOU PASS >> Reporter: I GET ANOTHER CHANCE? >> EXACTLY ANOTHER CHANCE TO GET INTO THE PARK >> Reporter: SO YOU'RE DOING IT THIS WAY BECAUSE CORONAVIRUS COULD SURVIVE ON A PIECE OF PAPER? >> YES

WE'LL SCAN YOUR TICKET THROUGH THE PLEXIGLASS NO TOUCHING >> Reporter: MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE REQUIRED FOR EVERYONE THROUGHOUT THE PARK, NEWLY ADDED SANITATION STATIONS UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT REOPENED LAST WEEK

THE PARK, PART OF OUR PARENT COMPANY, NBC UNIVERSAL, LETTING IN A REDUCED AMOUNT OF VISITORS, MEANING SOCIALLY DISTANCED LINES ARE SHORT >> THERE'S NOT AS MANY PEOPLE >> Reporter: BUT — >> THE MASKS ARE AN INCONVENIENCE WITH THE HEAT >> Reporter: I CAN SEE YOU SWEATING

THERE ARE NOW AREAS WHERE YOU CAN TAKE OFF YOUR MASK AND TAKE A BREATHER LEGOLAND HAS ALSO REOPENED DISNEY WORLD IS HOPING TO GET THE MAGIC BACK AT FOUR OF ITS ORLANDO PARKS NEXT MONTH CALIFORNIA'S DISNEYLAND JUST GOT THE GO-AHEAD TO REOPEN ITS PARK IN JULY, AS WELL AND UNIVERSAL'S CITYWALK IN HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, IS WIDE OPEN

BUT AT ALL THE PARKS, PRECAUTIONS GO HAND-IN-HAND WITH THE FUN THE GOAL? GET THE INDUSTRY STARTED SLOWLY TO AVOID ANY STUMBLES SINCE JANUARY, THEME PARKS HAVE COLLECTIVELY LOST AN ESTIMATED $50 BILLION DUE TO THE PANDEMIC SEA WORLD AND OTHER PARKS HOPING TO MAKE A BIG SPLASH, AS AMERICANS VENUE BACK OUT >> WE JUST WANT PEOPLE TO COME HERE AND HAVE A GOOD TIME

TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS WE'RE GOING TO DO OUR BEST TO KEEP YOU SAFE WHILE YOU'RE HERE, AND JUST HAVE A GOOD TIME >> Reporter: SO WHEN YOU GO TO A PARK AND THEY HAVE PRESENTATIONS, LIKE THE DOLPHINS DOING SOME OF THEIR HABITUAL, KIND OF — THERE WE GO, SWIMMING AROUND, DOING SOME TURNS, YOU USUALLY SIT IN A COMPACT AREA NOT ONLY ARE THEY LIMITING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO CAN COME IN, BUT THEY'RE SPACING PEOPLE OUT EVERY OTHER ROW IN THE STANDS

FAMILIES SIT TOGETHER, BUT THERE IS A BIG SPACE BETWEEN YOU AND STRANGERS NEARBY THE IDEA IS TO BE CAUTIOUS BUT, AT THE SAME TIME, LET PEOPLE GET BACK OUT AMERICA, IN MANY WAYS, IS TRYING TO GET BACK OUT AND LIVE LIFE, AS WE WELL ♪ IT'S COMING DOWN ON ME ♪ >>> WELCOME BACK SINCE THE ORIGINAL FIRST AIRED 17 YEARS AGO, "QUEER EYE" BROUGHT TOGETHER PEOPLE OF ALL BACKGROUNDS, SAVANNAH >> ABSOLUTELY

IN SEASON FIVE ON THE NETFLIX SHOW, THE GUYS ARE LIFTING HEARTS AND SPIRITS ONCE AGAIN HARRY SMITH JOINS US I KNOW YOU TALKED WITH FOUR MEMBERS OF THE FAB FIVE, WHICH MAKES YOU TEMPORARILY, WHAT, THE FIFTH? YOU'RE IN THE FAB FIVE, TOO >> YOU MIGHT HAVE TO TALK TO BOBBY BERK, WHO WAS EXCUSED, HAD AN EXCUSED ABSENCE THE DAY WE CHATTED BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE TV'd OUT ABOUT NOW

THIS IS A SHOW YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON TO TUG ON YOUR HEART STRINGS, BRING YOU SOME SMILES IT IS "QUEER EYE" ♪ PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM ♪ >> Reporter: SEASON FIVE SETS SAIL IN PHILADELPHIA >> WE'VE SHOT THE MAJORITY IN THE SOUTH, SO TO GET A DIFFERENT VIBE, YOU GET A DIFFERENT FEELING FROM EVERYONE >> TAN, HOW DID YOU FIND PHILADELPHIA? >> THE FOOD WAS AMAZING

>> DID YOU EAT THE PHILLY CHEESESTEAK? >> I DID NOT HAVE A PHILLY CHEESESTEAK I DON'T KNOW WHY I DIDN'T THINK OF HAVING THAT >> Reporter: AT A GLANCE, "QUEER EYE" IS PART MAKEOVER AND PART HOME-IMPROVEMENT SHOW IN ORDER TO MAKE THE OUTSIDE SHINE, OFTEN, IT'S THE INSIDE THAT NEEDS RECONSTRUCTION >> I CAN SAY THAT I'M NOT THE SAME PERSON I WAS JUST A FEW DAYS AGO

>> IT'S NOT TRULY NORMAL FOR FIVE STRANGERS TO COME INTO YOUR LIFE AND YOU DIVULGE EVERYTHING TO THEM, THEN SAY, "WILL YOU HELP ME?" >> Reporter: IT IS OFTEN A TEAR-DRENCHED, DEEP DIVE FOR MANY OF THE PEOPLE THEY FEATURE AND NOT SO EASY ON THE MEN THEMSELVES >> HE REALLY WANTS TO FEEL NEEDED AND FEEL LOVED >> IT DEFINITELY TAKES A TOLL IT'S SOMETHING THAT I THINK ABOUT WHEN WE HAVE OUR EMOTIONALLY PACKED GOOD-BYES

>> I KEEP RUNNING A NEGATIVE SCRIPT ABOUT MYSELF >> Reporter: THIS SEASON'S PREMIERE EPISODE FOCUSES ON A GAY PASTOR WHOSE LIFE IS IN SERIOUS NEED OF A REVIVAL >> WOULD YOU EVER TELL THAT KID IN YOUR CONGREGATION THEY DIDN'T COME OUT SOON ENOUGH? >> NO >> WHY DO YOU TELL YOURSELF THAT? >> I NEEDED TO HEAR THAT >> IT'S LIKE A SLINGSHOT

YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN PULLED BACK ALL THE WAY, BUT WITH ALL THAT RESISTANCE, YOU'RE GOING TO SOAR ONCE YOU LET GO OF IT ALL >> Reporter: SOMETHING THE SHOW HAS BEEN ABOUT, GOING BACK TO THE ORIGINAL ALMOST 20 YEARS AGO >> I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT WE'VE ALL BEEN ABLE TO POSITIVELY IMPACT PEOPLE THAT TRULY FEELS LIKE SUCH A GIFT >> MANY OF US THINK WE LIVE IN OUR OWN SILO

WE'RE NOT SO SURE THAT THERE MAY BE SOMEONE RIGHT NEXT DOOR WHO COULD EVEN BE OUR BEST FRIEND >> Reporter: THIS SEASON, SHOT BEFORE COVID AND GEORGE FLOYD, BUT THE CAST WELL AWARE THAT THE TIME FOR CHANGE HAS COME >> WHAT PEOPLE WILL GET FROM THIS MOMENT IS THAT IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO STEP UP AND LIVE YOUR TRUE SELF IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO REACH OUT AND SUPPORT OTHERS >> AS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IT, BEING MORE UP FRONT ABOUT IT, I HOPE WE CAN ADVANCE EQUALITY

>> ISSUES LIKE RACE? >> YES >> ESPECIALLY NOW >> Reporter: "QUEER EYE," THE BEGUILING COMBINATION OF THE SERIOUS AND THE SILLY THERE'S A LOT OF LEVITY IN THE SHOW I'M CURIOUS TO KNOW WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO DO THE "FAMILY FEUD" EPISODE WITH THE ORIGINAL "QUEER EYE" GUYS

>> I'VE NEVER FELT SO STUPID IN MY ENTIRE LIFE >> I SECOND THAT >> I THIRD THAT FOR THOSE TWO >> OH, MY GOSH

IS THAT THE RV? >> NICE >> Reporter: IF THERE WERE TO BE A SIXTH PERSON, THAT PERSON WERE ME, HOW DO YOU THINK I'D FIT IN? >> I WOULD SAY YOU'RE VERY GOOD AT INTERVIEWING AND ASKING MEANINGFUL QUESTIONS WE ALL GET DISTRACTED MAYBE YOU'D BE A NICE, NEW, FRESH ONE ON BOARD >> I WOULD THINK YOU'D WANT TO CHANGE MY HAIRCUT AND — >> NO, BALD IS SEXY

>> TAKE AWAY MY BUTTON-DOWN SHIRTS >> WE LOVE A BUTTON-DOWN >> WE DO ESPECIALLY TAN >> UH-HUH

>> TALKS ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT >> Reporter: YEAH, ALL ABOUT THE BALD AND ALL ABOUT THE BUTTON-DOWN HERE BIG NEWS FROM THE CAST TAN PUT UP ON INSTAGRAM HE HAS BECOME A UNITED STATES CITIZEN

HE SAID HE'S BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR 20 YEARS SO EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO CALL HIMSELF ♪ FEELING GOOD ♪ ♪ LIKE I SHOULD ♪ >>> WE'RE BACK WITH "TODAY" CELEBRATES THE CLASS OF 2020 A GROUP THAT'S TRIUMPHED OVER THE USUAL CHALLENGES OF SCHOOL, AND SO MUCH MORE >> INSPIRING FIGURES HAVE GIVEN THEM WORDS OFCEREMONIES WE'RE GOING TO SHARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITES

♪♪ ♪ HOPING YOU TAKE THAT JUMP DON'T FEEL THE FALL ♪ >> CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU, CHOSEN ONES ♪ OPEN THE WATER ♪ >> MUST BE VERY STRANGE, DOING THIS IN THESE TRYING TIMES >> YOU WORKED SO HARD AND FOR SO LONG, AND YOU EXPECTED IT TO CULMINATE IN SOME POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE, DAMMIT >> I HOPE YOU WEAR IT WITH A BADGE OF HONOR

>> IT IS NOT THE GRADUATION YOU WANTED, BUT YOU ARE GRADUATING >> YOU ARE MISSING WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE YOUR MEDAL CEREMONY, BUT THE CEREMONY DOESN'T CHANGE A THING YOU'VE WILL EVER WON >> I SEE YOUR DEVOTION, YOUR COMMITMENT, YOUR PASSION I SEE YOUR EXHAUSTION

I SEE YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENT >> YOU GUYS ARE OUR FUTURE LIKE, YOU'RE EVERYTHING WE ARE COUNTING ON YOU >> THE WORLD IS YOURS NOW, AND I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT

>> TO THE CLASS OF 2020, I'M PROUD OF YOU I HOPE YOU USE YOUR GIFTS TO CREATE A BETTER WORLD ♪ I GIVE IT ALL ♪ ♪ I DID IT ALL ♪ ♪ I OWNED EVERY SECOND THAT THIS WORLD COULD GIVE ♪ ♪ SO MANY PLACES THE THINGS THAT I DID ♪ >> CONGRATULATIONS, LIV >> YOU HAVE GREATNESS INSIDE YOU EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU WHO IS LISTENING, YOU HAVE GREATNESS INSIDE OF YOU

YOUR JOB IS TO FIND OUT WHAT YOUR GIFT IS, DIG IT OUT, AND GIVE IT TO THE WORLD >> IT'S TIME TO CHASE EVERY DREAM, ACCEPT EVERY CHALLENGE, STRIVE FOR GREATNESS, HONOR EVERY PROMISE, RECOMMIT TO YOUR COMMUNITY >> LET THIS MOMENT CONFER YOUR GENERATION IMMUNITY FROM CRIPPLING FEAR, AND KNOW THE MANTRA CAN STILL STAND FOR SOMETHING WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER ♪ I DID IT ALL ♪ >> REAL CHANGE HAS STARTED WITH YOU

THIS NEW GENERATION OF HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE GRADUATES, WHO WE CELEBRATE TODAY, THANK YOU FOR USING YOUR COLLECTIVE VOICE AND LETTING THE WORLD KNOW THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER >> IF YOU HOLD STRONG WITH THE SAME FAITH THAT CARRIED ALL THOSE GIANTS BEFORE YOU TOWARD REAL, MEASURABLE PROGRESS, YOU WILL CHANGE THE COURSE OF HISTORY >> THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR INSPIRING THE WORLD TO SEE OUR COLLECTIVE HUMANITY >> THIS IS YOUR MOMENT

YOUR GENERATION'S WORLD TO SHAPE TAKING ON THIS RESPONSIBILITY, I HOPE YOU ARE BOLD >> EVEN THOUGH THERE MAY NOT BE POMP BECAUSE OF OUR CIRCUMSTANCES, NEVER HAS A GRADUATING CLASS BEEN CALLED TO STEP INTO THE FUTURE WITH MORE PURPOSE, VISION, PASSION, AND ENERGY AND HOPE ♪ I DID IT ALL ♪ >> THE FUTURE IS ALWAYS UNCERTAIN, BUT WE WILL CELEBRATE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE WE CELEBRATE ALL OF YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS

WE ARE CERTAIN OF ONE THING ON THIS DAY, YOU WILL NOT LET US DOWN ♪ WHOA, WHOA ♪ ♪ OH, OH, OH ♪♪ >> OKAY FIRST OF ALL, THAT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL ALSO REMINDS ME JUST HOW MUCH I LOVE THE BEGINNINGS LIKE, YOU CAN SEE ALL THESE KIDS

THEY'RE ON THE STARTING LINE, RIGHT? THEY'RE STARTING THEIR LIVES THERE'S SOMETHING THAT JUST — OH, THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE NEED ED AT 8:55, WASN'T IT? >> THAT WAS SPECIAL >> WANT TO GO RUN A MILE LET'S GO DO SOMETHING >> CARSON DALY, THE CLASS OF 2020 IS GOING TO BE A TRULY SPECIAL ONE

>> ALL THOSE GREAT, BRILLIANT MINDS AND AMAZING PIECES OF ADVICE PERHAPS THE ONE THAT RINGS THROUGH THE LOUDEST AND THE TRUEST COMES FROM ONE ARTHUR FONZARELLI, REMINDING >>> GOOD MORNING ALARMING SURGE THE CORONAVIRUS SPIKING ACROSS 21 STATES CASES NOW TOPPING 2 MILLION NATIONWIDE

HOSPITALS FROM COAST TO COAST BEING OVERWHELMED ONCE AGAIN >> I THINK PEOPLE HAVE LET THEIR GUARD DOWN >> THE NEW WARNING FROM A HARVARD SCIENTIST PREDICTING ANOTHER 100,000 DEATHS BY THE END OF SUMMER HE'LL JOIN US LIVE >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT, TOPPLED PROTESTERS TEARING DOWN CONFEDERATE STATUES IN VIRGINIA

LAWMAKERS CALLING FOR THEIR REMOVAL INSIDE THE CAPITOL >> THE INDIVIDUALS WHO WOULD BE HONORED BY THOSE STATUES, IN EFFECT, FOUGHT TO KEEP PEOPLE ENSLAVED I DON'T THINK THAT'S SOMETHING WE OUGHT TO HONOR IN AMERICA >> PRESIDENT TRUMP STANDS FIRM, REFUSING TO RENAME CERTAIN US

MILITARY BASES, AS HE GETS SET TO RETURN TO THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL ONCE AGAIN WE'LL HAVE THE VERY LATEST >>> NEW ERA NASCAR BANS THE CONFEDERATE FLAG FROM ALL EVENTS, AS BUBBA WALLACE, THE SPORT'S ONLY BLACK DRIVER, DEBUTS HIS BLACK LIVES MATTER CAR IN A RACE OVERNIGHT >> MAN, OUR CAR WAS SO GOOD

OUR BLACK LIVES MATTER CHEVROLET THAT'S GOOD TO SAY RIGHT THERE >> WE'LL TALK TO BUBBA LIVE >>> CALLING FOR CHANGE >> HE SAID HE COULDN'T BREATHE

NOBODY CARED >> GEORGE FLOYD'S BROTHER URGES CONGRESS TO TAKE ACTION TO REFORM POLICE BEFORE JOINING A MARCH THROUGH WASHINGTON AS THE CHIEF IN MINNEAPOLIS SPEAKS OUT TO NBC NEWS ON THE EVENTS THAT TRIGGERED A NATIONWIDE MOVEMENT >> OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS, WHAT'S YOUR BIGGEST REGRET? >> THAT HUMANITY WAS NOT THERE FOR MR FLOYD WHEN IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN

>> JUST AHEAD, HIS MESSAGE TO THE OFFICER CHARGED WITH MURDER IN THE CASE >>> WILD WEATHER SEVERE STORMS IN THE MIDWEST KNOCK OUT POWER TO MORE THAN 600,000 PEOPLE THE THREAT MOVING EAST TODAY 50 MILLION IN THE PATH

WHILE OUT WEST, A RECORD-BREAKING HEAT WAVE ROLLS ON AL'S GOT YOUR FORECAST >>> THOSE STORIES, PLUS THE FUTURE OF FLYING AS A MAJOR US

AIRLINE REVEALS A NEW WAY FOR PASSENGERS TO BOARD SAFELY WE'LL TAKE YOU INSIDE WHAT IT IS REALLY NICE TO TAKE TO THE SKIES TODAY, THURSDAY, JUNE 11th, 2020 >> Announcer: FROM NBC NEWS, THIS IS "TODAY" WITH SAVANNAH GUTHRIE AND HODA KOTB, LIVE FROM STUDIO 1A IN ROCKEFELLER PLAZA >> HEY, EVERYBODY

WELCOME TO "TODAY" WE'RE SO HAPPY YOU'RE JOINING US ON THIS THURSDAY MORNING GOOD MORNING, SAVANNAH >> HODA, GOOD MORNING WE HAVE SO MUCH BREAKING NEWS TO GET TO, INCLUDING POWERFUL IMAGES OVERNIGHT

PROTESTERS TAKING MATTERS INTO THEIR OWN HANDS, PULLING DOWN STATUES TO CONFEDERATE LEADERS AND THEN IN NASCAR, A POWERFUL IMAGE THERE, AS WELL BUBBA WALLACE, THE LONE BLACK DRIVER IN THE SPORT, RACING IN A BLACK LIVES MATTER CAR NASCAR, OF COURSE, BANNING CONFEDERATE IMAGES NOW BUBBA WALLACE IS GOING TO BE OUR GUEST

HE'LL JOIN US LIVE LATER IN THE SHOW >> WE LOOK FORWARD TO THAT >>> OUR TOP STORY, THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, AND NEW CONCERNS ABOUT A LARGE SPIKE IN CASES SINCE THE UNOFFICIAL START OF SUMMER SOME HOSPITALS NOW FEARFUL OF A POTENTIAL SHORTAGE OF BEDS FOR PATIENTS IN A MOMENT, WE'RE GOING TO TALK TO A DOCTOR WHO SAYS DRASTIC ACTION IS NEEDED RIGHT NOW

FIRST, NBC'S ERIN McLAUGHLIN IS IN THE COUNTRY'S HOT SPOT IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA GOOD MORNING, ERIN >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING, HODA NATIONWIDE, THE NUMBERS ARE STAGGERING MORE THAN 2 MILLION CONFIRMED CASES

OVER 113,000 DEATHS HERE IN ARIZONA, THE NUMBER OF CASES SKYROCKETING SO MUCH SO, THAT PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE WARNING HOSPITALS SUCH AS THIS ONE TO PREPARE FOR A CRISIS SITUATION THIS MORNING, ACROSS THE COUNTRY, GROWING ALARM OVER NEW SPIKES IN VIRUS CASES TWO WEEKS AFTER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, WHEN MANY VENTURED OUT IN CROWDS

21 STATES NOW SEEING AN INCREASE IN CASES IN THE LAST WEEK IN FLORIDA AND NEW MEXICO, CASES UP OVER 40% IN ARKANSAS AND UTAH, WHICH NEVER HAD STATEWIDE STAY AT HOME ORDERS, CASES UP OVER 60% ON WEDNESDAY, FORMER UTAH GOVERNOR JON HUNTSMAN, WHO IS RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION, ANNOUNCED HE'S TESTED POSITIVE >> THE SYMPTOMS THAT I'VE BEEN FEELING FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS ARE, IN FACT, WHAT I SUSPECTED THEY WERE

>> Reporter: SINCE MEMORIAL DAY, THERE HAVE BEEN SPIKES IN HOSPITALIZATIONS, TOO, FROM THE CAROLINAS TO ARIZONA, WHERE LAST WEEK, CASES SURGED AN ALARMING 93% ARIZONA HEALTH OFFICIALS NOW URGING HOSPITALS TO ACTIVATE THEIR EMERGENCY PLANS DR BESSEL RUNS THE LARGEST HOSPITAL GROUP IN ARIZONA, AND SAYS IF NUMBERS CONTINUE TO RISE, THEY'LL REACH ICU CAPACITY IS ARIZONA A CAUTIONARY TALE FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW? >> OUR CURRENT TREND IS A CAUTIONARY TALE

IF YOU'RE NOT PHYSICALLY DISTANCING, DOING THE ACTIVITIES WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT, THERE IS A PRICE TO PAY >> Reporter: ARIZONA BEGAN REOPENING IN MAY THE GOVERNOR IS OFTEN SEEN WITHOUT A MASK HE SAYS THE STATE HAS ENOUGH HOSPITAL CAPACITY AND CONTRIBUTES THE INCREASED CASES TO INCREASED TESTING >> YOU'LL SEE AN INCREASE IN CASES AS YOU SEE INCREASED TESTING

>> Reporter: SOME OFFICIALS DISAGREE, POINTING TO PEOPLE'S BEHAVIOR AN AUDIO OF A WHITE HOUSE TASK FORCE CALL WITH GOVERNORS ON MONDAY OBTAINED BY THE "DAILY BEAST" AND CONFIRMED BY A PERSON FAMILIAR WITH THE CALL, VICE PRESIDENT PENCE AND DEBORAH BIRX WORRIED ABOUT A SPIKE IN CASES TWO WEEKS FROM NOW AFTER THE RECENT PROTESTS NATIONWIDE >> HAVING ALREADY INSTABILITY AND THEN THE LEVEL OF PROTESTS THE CLOSE PACKNESS OF THE PROTESTS, AND THE FACT THAT NOT OFF WORE MASKS >> Reporter: BIRX WARNED STATES NEED TO PREPARE FOR A NEW SURGE AS THEY CONTINUE TO REOPEN

TASK FORCE ALSO SAYS IT'S CONCERNED ABOUT THE NUMBER OF TESTING CENTERS DESTROYED NATIONWIDE AT LEAST 70, THEY SAY ALSO, THE BIG MESSAGE HERE FROM HEALTH OFFICIALS, WEAR MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCE AS STATES CONTINUE TO REOPEN SAVANNAH? >> ALL RIGHT ERIN, THANK YOU

>>> WE ARE JOINED BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE HARVARD GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE DR JHA, YOU HEARD THE REPORT AND HAVE SEEN THE NUMBERS HOW CONCERNING IS THIS SPIKE IN CASES, AND WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE IT TO? >> GOOD MORNING THANKS FOR HAVING ME ON

SO THE NUMBERS ARE CONCERNING, PARTICULARLY IN STATES LIKE ARIZONA, NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA, FLORIDA, TEXAS, PLACES WHERE WE'RE SEEING CONSISTENT INCREASES YOU KNOW, IT IS ABOUT TWO WEEKS AFTER MEMORIAL DAY THAT WE'RE >>> IT IS TWO WEEKS AFTER MEMORIAL DAY AND THIS IS WHAT WE WERE WORRIED ABOUT I HAD HOPED THAT THE FACT THAT PEOPLE WERE SPENDING MORE TIME OUTSIDE WE WOULD NOT SEE A BIG INCREASE SO FAST BUT IT'S MORE CONCERNING THAT I HAD HOPED WE WOULD GET AT THIS POINT >> AND THAT RAISES THE POINT

WE'VE SEEN THOUSANDS ON THE STREETS NIGHT AFTER NIGHT, SOME TRYING TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WEARING MASKS, AND WE'VE SEEN THE IMAGES, MANY OF THEM PACKED TOGETHER DO YOU WORRY ABOUT A FURTHER SURGE >> I THINK PROTESTS WILL FUEL MORE CASES THE KEY IS THAT PEOPLE NEED TO BE WEARING MASKS AND I'VE SEEN SOME PROTESTS WHERE MOST PEOPLE WERE WEARING MASKS

IT'S CRITICAL THAT PEOPLE ARE WEARING MASKS WE THINK THAT CAN HELP A LOT >> LET'S TALK ABOUT THE SURGE OF CASES MANY ARE SAYING AREN'T WE TESTING MORE? DOESN'T THAT EXPLAIN THE NUMBERS? AND WHAT ARE THE NUMBERS YOU LOOK AT TO DETERMINE WHAT IS SUGGESTING AN OUTBREAK AND WHAT IS JUST A FUNCTION OF WE'RE TESTING MORE AND YOU'RE GOING TO GET MORE CASES >> TESTING DOES HELP IDENTIFY CASES AND WE HAVE BEEN SO BEHIND FOR MONTHS THAT WE WERE MISSING MOST OF THE CASES OUT THERE

SO AS TESTING HAS GOTTEN BETTER WE'VE IDENTIFIED MORE CASES BUT TESTING IS NOT GOING TO EXPLAIN THE INCREASES IN POPULATIONS THAT'S COMING FROM MORE PEOPLE GETTING SICK AND NEEDING HOSPITAL CARE TESTING IS A PART OF THE STORY I LOOK AT ALL OF IT

TESTING, CASES, HOSPITALIZATIONS, AND DEATHS AND REALLY TRY TO LOOK AT CASE NUMBERS AND ASK HOW MUCH OF THAT CAN BE EXPLAINED BY TESTING SOME OF WHAT WE'RE SEEING CAN BE EXPLAINED BY TESTING BUT NOT ALL OF IT >> YOU HAVE A DIRE PREDICTION OF THE NUMBER OF DEATHS BY SEPTEMBER 200,000

AND I BELIEVE THAT'S A RATHER CONSERVATIVE SCENARIO CAN YOU EXPLAIN HOW YOU ARRIVED AT THAT NUMBER AND WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT? >> YEAH SO THIS IS OBVIOUSLY VERY CONCERNING WE RIGHT NOW HAVE BETWEEN 800 AND THOUSAND AMERICANS DYING EVERY DAY FROM CORONAVIRUS AND WE PUT ALL THE MODELS OUT THERE TOGETHER AND YOU LOOK AT THE CONSENSUS

IF WE JUST STAY FLAT IF WE DON'T HAVE ANY MORE SPIKES ALL SUMMER AND JUST STAY FLAT WE'LL CONTINUE TO HAVE 800 TO A THOUSAND PEOPLE DYING EVERY DAY THAT'S 25 TO 30,000 A MONTH AND OVER THE NEXT THREE MONTHS, WE WILL CROSS THE 200,000 MARK WE'RE AT 113,000 NOW

SOME TIME IN SEPTEMBER WE'LL CROSS 200,000 AND WE STILL WON'T BE DONE THIS PANDEMIC WILL BE WITH US UNTIL SPRING OR SUMMER WHEN WE HAVE A VACCINE WE DO HAVE TO GET PEOPLE TO WEAR MASK EXPERIENCE DO AS MUCH SOCIAL DISTANCING AS POSSIBLE AND WHILE WE'VE GOTTEN BETTER TESTING WE'RE NOWHERE NEAR WHERE WE NEED TO BE AND WE NEED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO STEP UP AND HELP STATES RAMP UP TESTING AND TRACING

THAT'S THE OTHER PIECE OF THIS STILL MISSING >> SO YOU'RE NOT SUGGESTING ANOTHER NATIONWIDE LOCKDOWN LIKE WE HAD THAT WAS SO DEVASTATING TO THE ECONOMY BUT DO YOU THINK THERE'S SOMETHING SHORT OF THAT THAT WOULD MAKE AN IMPACT SO WE DON'T HAVE 200,000 DEATHS BY SEPTEMBER >> THE KEY HERE IS THE LONGER WE WAIT, THE HARDER IT IS TO AVOID THE LOCKDOWN WE BASICALLY IGNORED THE VIRUS FOR ALL OF FEBRUARY AND A GOOD CHUNK OF MARCH AND THEN WE HAD TO SHUTDOWN

LET'S NOT DO THAT AGAIN LET'S GET THE VIRUS UNDER CONTROL SO WE DON'T HAVE TO GO TO ANOTHER LOCKDOWN I THINK WE ABSOLUTELY CAN I DON'T WANT A LOCKDOWN NOBODY DOES

BUT IF WE ACT LIKE THE VIRUS ISN'T THERE OR IT'S MAGICALLY GONE AWAY, WE'LL BE CONFRONTING AN UGLIER REALITY >> IT'S GOOD TO GET YOUR PERSPECTIVE THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING US WE APPRECIATE IT >>> NOW TO BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT

PROTESTERS IN SEVERAL STATES, INCLUDING VIRGINIA, VANDALIZING AND IN SOME CASES TEARING DOWN STATUES OF CONFEDERATE LEADERS PRESIDENT TRUMP IS WEIGHING IN WHILE SCHEDULING HIS RETURN TO THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL STARTING WITH PETER ALEXANDER >> Reporter: IT'S BEEN MORE THAN 100 DAYS SINCE PRESIDENT TRUMP LAST HOSTED A CAMPAIGN RALLY THE MEGAEVENTS PACKED WITH HIS FIERCEST SUPPORTERS, AND NOW THE PRESIDENT IS READY TO RESTART HIS RALLIES AND HIS PLANS ARE STIRRING CONTROVERSY

IT COMES AS THE PRESIDENT IS DISMISSING AN IDEA OF RENAMING BASES THAT HONOR CONFEDERATE OFFICERS OVERNIGHT PROTESTERS IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA TOPPLED THIS STATUE OF JEFFERSON DAVIS >> IT NEEDS TO COME DOWN >> ONE OF SEVERAL INCIDENTS OF CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS DESTROYED OR VANDALIZED OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS >> IT'S TIME FOR US TO REMOVE THIS AND MOVE THE CITY BEYOND THIS

>> Reporter: IN THE MEANTIME PRESIDENT TRUMP IS RULING OUT RENAMING ANY US MILITARY BASES NAMED AFTER CONFEDERATE GENERALS INCLUDING FORT BRAGG AND FORT BENING THESE MONUMENT BASES HAVE BECOME A GREAT AMERICAN HERITAGE OUR HISTORY WILL NOT BE TAMPERED WITH

DAYS EARLIER, TOP PENTAGON OFFICIALS SAID THEY WERE OPEN TO THAT DISCUSSION AND HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI IS CALLING FOR A DOZEN CONFEDERATE STATUES TO BE REMOVED SAYING THEY PAY HOMAGE TO HATE ALL OF IT COMING AS THE PRESIDENT IS GETTING BACK ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL >> HOW GREAT IS THIS FOR REPUBLICANS IN TULSA? >> IT'S THE DATE AND LOCATIONING QUESTIONS THE 19th IS JUNETEENTH CELEBRATED AS AFRICAN-AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY

IN THE WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH PROTESTS AND MARCHS ARE PLANNED IN MANY STATES TO MARCH THE OCCASION AND IN 19 1á IN TULSA, THE CITY WITNESSED THE RACE MASSACRE RECENTLY PORTRAYED IN WATCHMEN WHITE MOBS DESTROYING BUSINESSES AND HOMES IN A PREDOMINANTLY BLACK NEIGHBORHOOD KILLING HUNDREDS OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS >> IT'S A SLAP IN THE FACE

HE'S GOING TO KICK OFF HIS CAMPAIGN >> THE WHITE HOUSE DECLINING COMMENT AFTER THE PARTY OF LINCOLNS, REPUBLICANS ARE PROUD OF THE HISTORY OF JUNETEENTH OKLAHOMA RELIABLY RED STATE IS NOW IN PHASE THREE OF REOPENING IN THE WAKE OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN HAS NOT DETAILED EXACTLY WHERE THE RALLY NEXT FRIDAY WILL BE HELD INDOORS OR OUTDOORS AND WHAT IF ANY SOCIAL DISTANCING OR MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED

VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE POSTED THIS TWEET FROM HIS VISIT TO THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS, NO MASKS AND NO SOCIAL DISTANCING AND THE VICE PRESIDENT LATER DELETED THE TWEET >> PETER ALEXANDER, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> CRAIG JOINS US NOW WITH A BIG ISSUE THAT PROTESTERS ARE THINKING ABOUT >> THE NATIONWIDE PUSH FOR POLICE REFORM, GEORGE FLOYD'S BROTHER MADE AN URGENT PLEA OF CAPITOL HILL PRESIDENT TRUMP PLANS TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE DURING A ROUND TABLE IN DALLAS, TEXAS

WE HAVE THAT PART OF THE STORY KRISTEN, GOOD MORNING TO YOU >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL MEET WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN LEADERS WHEN HE TRAVELING TO DALLAS HE HAS GRAPPLED WITH HOW TO RESPOND TO THE CRISIS WEDNESDAY AN EMOTIONAL MESSAGE FROM FLOYD'S BROTHER, STOP THE PAIN

[ CROWD CHANTING ] >> Reporter: GEORGE FLOYD'S YOUNGER BROTHER, PHILONISE CAPPING OFF A DAY OF EMOTIONAL TESTIMONY ABOUT HIS BROTHER'S DEATH DELIVERING AN IMPASSIONED PLEA TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS >> HE PLEADED FOR HIS LIFE HE SAID HE COULDN'T BREATHE

NOBODY CARED JUSTICE HAS TO BE SERVED >> FLOYD DESCRIBING THE AGONY HE FELT AS HE WATCHED THE VIDEO OF AN OFFICER KNEELING ON HIS BROTHER'S NECK FOR EIGHT MINUTES AND 46 MINUTES >> FEELS LIKE EIGHT HOURS AND 46 MINUTES, IT HURT SEEING MY BROTHER PLEAD FOR HIS LIFE >> NOW CHALLENGING LAWMAKERS TO TAKE ACTION TO PREVENT OTHERS FROM DYING LIKE HIS BROTHER

>> TREAT PEOPLE WITH EMPATHY AND RESPECT TEACH THEM THAT DEADLY FORCE SHOULD BE USED RARELY AND ONLY WHEN LIFE IS AT RISK >> WHEN YOU LOOK AT HOW WELL THE BLACK COMMUNITY HAS BEEN DOING UNDER THIS ADMINISTRATION, NOBODY HAS DONE ANYTHING LIKE WE'VE DONE >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT IS EXPECTED TO DISCUSS POLICING WHEN HE SITS DOWN WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AND AFRICAN- AMERICAN FAITH LEADERS IN DALLAS LATER TODAY A SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL TELLS NBC NEWS, THE PRESIDENT MIGHT ANNOUNCE MEASURES THAT COULD BE ACCOMPLISHED WITH AN EXECUTIVE ORDER

AMONG THE REFORMS BEING DISCUSSED LIMITING CHOKE HOLDS, AND CREATING A NATIONAL REGISTRATION FOR POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN MISCONDUCT AND CURBING NO KNOCK WARRANTS AND PHILONISE FLOYD WANTS JUSTICE FOR HIS BROTHER >> HE DIDN'T DESERVE TO DIE OVER $20 I'M ASKING YOU, IS THAT WHAT A BLACK MAN IS WORTH? $20? >> Reporter: THAT SOMBER DAY STILL RESONATING ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY

OVERNIGHT, THE PRESUMPTIVE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE JOE BIDEN MAKING HEADLINES BY ISSUING A BLUNT WARNING ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKE A LISTEN >> IT'S MY GREATEST CONCERN, MY SICKLE GREATEST CONCERN THIS PRESIDENT IS GOING TO TRY TO STEAL THIS ELECTION >> BIDEN ALSO SAYING IF PRESIDENT TRUMP LOSES AND REFUSES TO LEAVE THE MILITARY WITH, ESCORT HIM FROM THE WHITE HOUSE

WE REACHED OUT TO THE WHITE HOUSE FOR RESPONSE AND SO FAR THEY HAVE NOT RESPONDED SOME OF BIDEN'S SHARPEST COMMENTS THIS IS A CAMPAIGN SEASON THAT IS HEATING UP >>> 7:18 AND HOW ABOUT GOOD NEWS THE PGA TOUR SWINGS BACK INTO ACTION TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE IT WAS SHUT DOWN IN MARCH DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

RORY McILROY AND IT WILL BE HELD WITHOUT FANS BUT CHECK OUT THE ACTION ON TV 4:00 EASTERN ON THE GOLF CHANNEL SAVANNAH, DO YOU HEAR THAT? CHEERING, SCREAMING, WHATEVER HE COUSIN? >> AND PLANNING HIS WEEKEND >> LET'S GET A CHECK OF THE WEATHER

TRACKING SOME POWERFUL STORMS OVERNIGHT IN WHAT IS HEADED OUR WAY TODAY AL, GOOD MORNING TO YOU >> HEY, GOOD MORNING, GUYS LET'S TAKE A LOOK THE SYSTEMS MAKING THEIR WAY EAST

YESTERDAY WE HAD 300 REPORTS OF SEVERE WEATHER THIS IS INDIANA WHERE TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS JUST CAUSING MAJOR PROBLEMS AND WE HAD TREES KNOCKED DOWN IN PARTS OF NEBRASKA JUST A COMPLETE MESS AND WE ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING FOR THIS SAME KIND OF ACTIVITY MAKING ITS WAY TO THE EAST WE CAN SEE ON THE RADAR, A LINE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MOVING INTO THE NORTHEAST PARTS OF NEW ENGLAND ALL THE WAY TO THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES

AS THIS PUSHES THROUGH, WE HAVE 55 MILLION PEOPLE AT RISK FOR SEVERE WEATHER FROM THE CAROLINAS UP INTO NEW ENGLAND WE'RE NOT LOOKING FOR TORNADOES OR HAIL BUT DAMAGING WINDS, WINDS OF OVER 60 MILES PER HOUR WILL BE A BIG PROBLEM THE COLD FRONT WILL PUSH TO THE EAST STRONG STORMS FROM VERMONT ALL THE WAY TO GEORGIA AND AS THAT MOVES TO THE EAST, BEHIND IT WE'LL GET CLEARING SKIES AND THE FRONT IS GOING TO STALL TO THE SOUTH

AND THAT'S GOING TO CAUSE STORMS ALL THE WAY UP TO VIRGINIA RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE HEAVY THROUGH THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES LOCALLY, UP TO 5 INCHES OF RAIN >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT BREAKING NEWS

>> IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS >> WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE PROTECTED >> NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD >> LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6 AM

EASTERN >> 7:30 NOW AND THURSDAY MORNING AND THIS IS REOPENING DAY AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO JUST AHEAD THE DOLPHINS ARE READY AND A LIVE REPORT ON THE CHANGES BEING MADE THERE AND OTHER POPULAR THEME PARKS TO KEEP VISITORS SAFE GOOD TO HAVE YOU ALONG ON A THURSDAY MORNING

IT'S THURSDAY, RIGHT? >> OR FRIDAY EVE >> THAT'S EVEN BETTER, GUYS WE'LL GET STARTED WITH THE 7:30 HEADLINES NEW CONCERN ABOUT A SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES IN CERTAIN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY 21 STATES SEEING AN INCREASE IN THE LAST WEEK

IN FLORIDA AND NEW MEXICO, CASES UP OVER 40% IN ARKANSAS AND UTAH WHICH NEVER HAD STATEWIDE STAY AT HOME ORDERS, CASES ARE UP 60% ARIZONA HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE URGING HOSPITALS TO ACTIVATE THE EMERGENCY PLANS AMID GROWING CONCERNS THAT THEY MAY RUN OUT OF ICU BEDS >> AND RELATED TO THAT BAD NEWS FOR TWO OF THE COUNTRY'S MOST POPULAR MUSIC FESTIVALS COACHELLA AND STAGECOACH HAVE BEEN CANCELED

THEY USUALLY HAPPEN IN APRIL BUT THEY WERE POSTPONED NOW HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE CANCELED THIS YEAR'S FESTIVALS ALL TOGETHER OVER A CONCERN ABOUT A SECOND WAVE OF CASES IN THE FALL >> AND AMAZON SAYS IT WILL BAN POLICE USE OF ITS FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY FOR A YEAR TO GIVE CONGRESS SOMETIME TO COME UP WITH WAYS TO REGULATE THE TECHNOLOGY AMAZON DID NOT EXPLAIN THE DECISION BUT THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AMID GROWING CONCERNS THAT THE TECHNOLOGY MAY LEAD TO UNFAIR TREATMENT OF AFRICAN- AMERICANS ON MONDAY, IBM SAID IT WOULD BE GETTING OUT OF THE FACIAL RECOGNITION BUSINESS ALL TOGETHER

>>> AND ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S MOST POPULAR SPORTS NASCAR OFFICIALLY BANNED THE CONFEDERATE FLAG FROM ALL EVENTS AFTER REQUESTS FROM BUBBA WALLACE THE SPORT'S ONLY BLACK DRIVER HE TOOK TO THE TRACK IN A BLACK LIVES MATTER CAR SAM, GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: HODA, GOOD MORNING

BUBBA WALLS CALLING FOR A BAN ON THE CONFEDERATE FLAG THE FLAG RUNS CONTRARY TO THE WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO FOSTER HOW THAT BAN IS GOING TO BE ENFORCED, THAT'S NOT BEEN DETAILED WHEN FANS RETURN ON SUNDAY, THEY'LL FIND A DIFFERENT NASCAR >> HE'S GOING TO LAY THE BUMPER TO JIMMY JOHNSON

>> NASCAR SAW SOMETHING NEW AT THE MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY A STOCK CAR BEARING BLACK LIVES MATTER >> BLACK LIVES DO MATTER IT'S NOT THAT WE'RE SAYING NO OTHER LIVES MATTER WE'RE TRYING TO SAY BLACK LIVES MATTER TOO

>> IGNITING A CONVERSATION AND THEN A CHANGE >> IT STARTS WITH THE CONFEDERATE FLAG GET THEM OUT OF HERE >> A FIXTURE IN NASCAR'S SOUTHERN CULTURE FOR DECADES, AND NOW NO LONGER PERMITTED A PLACE IN THE SPORT ANNOUNCING THAT THE FLAG RUNS CONTRARY TO OUR COMMITMENT TO PROVIDING A WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL FANS AND IS NOW PROHIBITED FROM NASCAR EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

ON A RACETRACK WHERE DRIVERS CHASE A CHECKERED FLAG KYLE LARSON WAS FIRED FOR USING A RACIAL SLUR >> THAT ONE HIT HOME BECAUSE IT WAS INSIDE OUR SPORT AND THAT DIDN'T DIRECTLY TARGET ME BUT INDIRECTLY PULLED ME IN >> WALLACE CREDITING THAT EPISODE AND THE KILLING OF AHMAUD ARBERY WITH SPRINGING HIM INTO ACTION

>> COUNTLESS OTHERS IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY, HEARTBREAKING >> AND N NO LONGER BE IGNORED >> NOW JOINED BY DALE EARNHARDT JR AND JIMMY JOHNSON >> I BELIEVE THAT FORD IS FULL OF GOOD PEOPLE

I DON'T KNOW A DRIVER OUT THERE THAT DOESN'T WANT TO TREAT PEOPLE THE WAY THEY WANT TO BE TREATED >> THE NASCAR PRESIDENT OFFERING THESE WORDS AND 30 SECONDS OF SILENCE SUNDAY AND NOW ON THE HOOD OF THE REPAINTED CAR, THIS IMAGE WITH THE WORDS COMPASSION, LOVE, AND UNDERSTANDING BELOW IT A MESSAGE HE HOPES WILL RESONATE FAR BENEATH THE SURFACE >> IT'S REALLY HISTORIC WHAT'S GOING ON BUT THE QUESTION ALSO IS, HAS THERE BEEN ANY BACKLASH? >> SPEAKING WITH A FORMER DRIVER, THE VAST MAJORITY OF DRIVERS WANT TO LISTEN AND WANT PEOPLE TO FEEL COMFORTABLE

THERE'S BEEN ONE PART-TIME TRUCK SERIES DRIVER WHO POSTED ON FACEBOOK THAT BECAUSE OF THE CHANGE IN POLICY FOR THE FLAG AND PERMISSION TO KNEEL DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, HE IS DONE AT THE END OF THE SEASON AND THAT APPEARS TO BE THE EXCEPTION NOT THE RULE >> THIS MAKES US LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR INTERVIEW >> FOR FOLKS THAT HAVE FOLLOWED NASCAR FOR YEARS, IT'S DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTATE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF WHAT THEY'VE DONE AND THE SPEED WITH WHICH THEY'VE DONE IT, SAVANNAH >> ABSOLUTELY

>> HOW DO YOU THINK IT WILL BE RECEIVED? >> I THINK THIS WILL PROBABLY HELP NASCAR MAINSTREAM THE SPORT SOMETHING THAT THEY'VE BEEN TRYING TO DO FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS HERE EVERYONE FEELS COMFORTABLE GOING TO A NASCAR RACE WHEN YOU WALK INTO THE YOU WALK INTO A TRACK AND SEE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG FLYING THERE THIS GOES A LONG WAY >> YEAH, WOW >> GOOD MORNING

NATIONWIDE, THE NUMBERS ARE STAGGERING MORE THAN 2 MILLION CONFIRMED CASES, OVER HE113,000 DEATHS HERE IN ARIZONA, THE NUMBER OF CASES SKYROCKETING, SO MUCH SO THAT HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE WARNING HOSPITALS SUCH AS THIS ONE TO PREPARE FOR A CRISIS SITUATION THIS MORNING ACROSS THE COUNTRY, GROWING ALARM OVER NEW SPIKES IN VIRUS CASES TWO WEEKS AFTER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

MANY VENTURED OUT IN CROWDS E 21 STATES, NOW SEEING AN INCREASE IN CASES IN THE LAST WEEK IN FLORIDA AND NEW MEXICO, CASES UP OVER 40% IN ARKANSAS AND UTAH, WHICH NEVER HAD STATEWIDE STAY- AT-HOME ORDERS, CASES ARE UP OVER 60% DA ON WEDNESDAY, FORMER UTAH GOVERNOR JON HUNTSMAN WHO IS RUNNING FOR REELECTION ANNOUNCED HE SI TESTED POSITIVE

>> THE SYMPTOMS I HAVE BEEN FEELING FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS ARE BACK WHEN I SUSPECTED THEY WERE >> Reporter: SINCE MEMORIAL DAY, THERE HAVE BEEN SPIKES AND HOSPITALIZATIONS, TOO, FROM THE CAROLINAS TO ARIZONA LAST WEEK, CASES SURGED AN ALARMING 93% ARIZONA HEALTH OFFICIALS URGING HOSPITALS TO ACTIVATE HEALTH TH EMERGENCY PLANS DR

BESEL RUNS THE LARGEST HOSPITAL GROUP IN ARIZONA AND SAYS, IF CASES CONTINUE TO RISE, THEY COULD ON REACH HOSPITAL CAPACITY >> IS ARIZONA A CAUTIONARY TALE FOR NOW? >> I THINK IT IS A CAUTIONARY TALE IF YOU ARE NOT DOING ALL OF THE SOCIAL DISTANCING WE ARE TALKING ABOUT, THERE IS A PRICE TO PAY >> Reporter: ARIZONA BEGAN OPENING IN MID- MAY GOVERNOR DOUG DUCEY IS ALSO SEEN WITHOUT A MASK HE SAYS ARIZONA IS NOT IN CRISIS, HAS ENOUGH HOSPITAL TETE CAPACITY, AND ATTRIBUTES A SPIKE IN CASES TO MORE TESTING

>> AS YOU SEE AN INCREASE IN TESTING, YOU'LL SEE MORE CASES >> Reporter: SOME OFFICIALS DISAGREE, POINTING TO PEOPLE'S BEHAVIOR AN AUDIO WITH THE WHITE HOUSE TEST FOR ON MONDAY CALLED FOR — >> A FEW PEOPLE DISCUSSING OUR LEGISLATION FOLLOWING UP ON YESTERDAY'S HEARING AS YOU KNOW YESTERDAY THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HELD A HEARING, POLICING PRACTICES AND LAW ENFORCEMENT ACCOUNTABILITY THAT WAS THEIR FOCUS

THE HEARING WAS PROFOUNDLY EMOTIONAL IF ANYONE SAW IT, IT WAS, ESPECIALLY THE TESTIMONY OF GEORGE FLOYD'S BROTHER HE IS JUST A REMARKABLE PERSON HE AND HIS WIFE WERE HERE AND IF YOU SAW, IF YOU WERE IN THE ROOM, PEOPLE MARCHING IN THE STREETS ARE TELLING YOU, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

THESE ARE LEADERS THAT THIS COUNTRY, THAT THIS WORLD NEEDS TO CHALLENGE CONGRESS GEORGE' NAME MEANS SOMETHING HE SAYS IF THIS ENDS UP CHANGING THE WORLD FOR THE BETTER, AND I THINK IT WILL, THEN HE DIED AS HE HAD LIVED THAN IT IS ON YOU TO MAKE SURE HIS DEATH IS NOT IN VAIN HE TALKS ABOUT HOW WONDERFUL HIS BROTHER WAS IN DYING AS HE LIVED

AND WHAT THE SUBJECT HANDED WAS THE LEGISLATION, THE JUSTICE AND POLICING ACT TO ENSURE THAT GEORGE'S DEATH, BREONNA TAYLOR'S DEATH, AHMAUD ARBERY'S DEATH AND SO MANY OTHERS WERE NOT IN VAIN BUT WE MUST KNOW AND IT BEARS REPEATING WHAT THIS BILL IS ABOUT IT BANS TOO OLD THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE IT BANS CHOKEHOLD'S NATIONALLY

STOPS NO WARRANTS IN THE CASE OF DRUG CASES, ENDS QUALIFIED IMMUNITY DOCTRINE THAT IS A BARRIER TO HOLDING POLICE OFFICERS ACCOUNTABLE FOR WRONGFUL CONDUCT COMBAT RACIAL PROFILING, MANDATES DATA COLLECTION INCLUDING BODY CAMERAS AND DASHBOARD CAMERAS, AND ESTABLISHES A NEW STANDARD FOR POLICING AMONG OTHER THINGS IT ALSO PASSES AN ANTI— BILL THAT HAD ALREADY PASSED IN-HOUSE BUT THAT'S IN THERE AS WELL SO IT IS VERY IMPORTANT

I COMMEND THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS, THE CHAIR, ALSO THE CHAIR OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WHICH HELD THAT HEARING YESTERDAY, IN THE LEADERSHIP ON THE CHAIRMAN'S COMMITTEE, MR NADLER AND CONGRESSWOMAN BASS AND YESTERDAY, WHEN I CHATTED WITH THE FAMILY, BEFORE THE HEARING, GEORGE'S BROTHER SAID TO ME, I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU IS THIS GOING TO HAPPEN? IS THERE GOING TO BE A BILL THAT HAS PASSED? AND WHY DO YOU THINK SO? THAT'S A QUESTION THAT MANY OF YOU HAVE, BUT COMING FROM HIM, IT HAD POWER, AND I HAD AN ANSWER YES

IT WILL BE PASSED BECAUSE THE PUBLIC INSISTS UPON IT AS USUAL, I QUOTED LINCOLN, THE PUBLIC SENTIMENT IS EVERYTHING WITH IT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH ALMOST EVERYTHING, WITHOUT IT, PRACTICALLY NOTHING BUT IN ORDER FOR PUBLIC SENTIMENT TO PREVAIL, PEOPLE HAVE TO KNOW

AND MORE THAN ANYTHING EVER BEFORE, PEOPLE DO KNOW WHAT THE CHALLENGE IS, WHAT THE SOLUTIONS ARE IN THIS LEGISLATION, AND WHAT THE OBSTACLES ARE TO ITS PASSAGE SO WE WILL NOT REST UNTIL IT BECOMES LAW WE WILL NOT REST UNTIL THE CHANGES ARE MADE, AND THE REST OF THE COUNTRY IS AHEAD OF US, AND IN STATES AND TOWNS, AS CITIES AND STATES AND TOWNS, PEOPLE ARE ASKING UP ON SOME OF THESE PROVISIONS ALREADY SO IT IS A RESPONSIBILITY NOW TO MAKE SURE THAT IT DOES BECOME THE LAW AS WE ARE DOING THIS, WE SEE ANOTHER INJUSTICE

THE DISPARITY IN THE DEATH OF THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS IT IS SO SAD THAT PEOPLE OF COLOR HAVE A DISPROPORTIONATE SHARE OF DEATHS AND THERE IS A REASON FOR THAT BECAUSE WE DO NOT HAVE A STRATEGIC PLAN EXECUTED BY THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH FOR TESTING, TRACING, TREATING, SOCIAL DISTANCING, TO IDENTIFY THE SIZE OF THE PROBLEM, AND THOSE WHO ARE INFECTED, SO THAT WE CAN TREAT THEM AND CONQUER THE VIRUS THAT'S WHAT THE HEROES ACT DOES PRECISELY

LEADERSHIP RYAN VALLONE, CHAIRMAN COMMITTEE, OTHERS ON THE HEALTH COMMITTEE AND THE REST, THIS LEGISLATION, THE HEROES ACT, SAYS LET'S OPEN THE ECONOMY WE ALL AGREE, WE WANT TO DO THAT LET'S OPEN THE ECONOMY LET'S HAVE OUR CHILDREN BE ABLE TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL SAFELY SAFELY

WE DON'T HAVE A VACCINE, AND WE DON'T HAVE A THERAPY GOD WILLING, WE WILL SOON, AND WE HOPE AND PRAY THAT SCIENCE WILL BE AN ANSWER TO OUR PRAYERS IN THAT REGARD HOWEVER, WE DO HAVE A PATH TESTING, TESTING, TESTING IF THERE IS ONE WORD WE SHOULD ALL BE SAYING OVER AND OVER AGAIN, TESTING, TESTING, TESTING

WE ARE NOT EVEN CLOSE TO WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING ON A DAILY BASIS THE SCIENTISTS, ACADEMICS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY ARE PREACHING THIS BUT THE WHITE HOUSE HAS NOT RESPONDED AND WE MUST INSIST UPON IT IN THIS LEGISLATION TESTING, TRACING, TREATING, SOCIAL DISTANCING, THAT WILL REDUCE THE SPREAD, KILL, DEFEAT THE VIRUS

AND THAT IS SAD, IN TERMS OF PEOPLE WANTING TO GET OUT AND NOT DOING SO WITH A MASK, REAL MEN WEAR MASKS, WE ALWAYS SAY WITHOUT THEIR MASKS, WITHOUT THEIR SOCIAL DISTANCING IF YOU ARE GOING TO INSIST ON LEAVING SHELTER IN PLACE, DO SO SAFELY MASKS DISTANCING

ALSO TESTING, TRACING, TREATING, DISTANCING AND THIS IS AGAIN PART OF THE CHALLENGE HERE PEOPLE SAW THE INJUSTICE OF THE DISPARITIES OF THE CORONAVIRUS WE HAVE AN ANSWER THE HEROES ACT

THE HEROES ACT THE HEROES ACT IS ALSO IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT WAS APTLY NAMED TO HONOR OUR HEROES, OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS, OUR FIRST RESPONDERS, OUR TEACHERS, OUR TRANSIT WORKERS, OUR FOOD SUPPLIERS, ALL THE REST TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TODAY, MANY OF THEM ARE RISKING THEIR LIVES TO SAVE LIVES AND NOW THEY MAY LOSE THEIR JOBS AND WHY? BECAUSE STATES AND LOCALITIES HAVE EXTRAORDINARY EXPENSES TO ADDRESS THE CORONAVIRUS, AND THEY HAVE LOST REVENUE BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS THE ANSWER IS THE HEROES ACT, WHICH SIMPLIFIES RESOURCES FOR THOSE TWO PURPOSES TO STATES AND LOCALITIES

I SAY THIS EVERY MEETING IF YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW YOUR AREA IS AFFECTED, GO TO SPEAKERGOV/HEROESA YOU'LL SEE THE WHOLE BILL BUT YOU'LL ALSO SEE HOW YOUR STATE, YOUR LOCALITY, YOUR COUNTY IS UPSET

THAT'S WHY WE HAVE BIPARTISAN SUPPORT ACROSS THE COUNTRY SOME STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS, DEMOCRATS, AND REPUBLICANS DEMONSTRATING THE NEED FOR THIS LEGISLATION AND BY THE WAY, IT IS A BIG TICKET, BUT IT COSTS LESS THAN HALF THAN THE REPUBLICAN TAX SCAM TO GIVE A TAX CUT TO THE WEALTHIEST PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY 83% OF THE BENEFITS GOING TO THE TOP 1%

THIS IS HALF OF THAT IT IS A STIMULUS TO THE ECONOMY IT IS A JOB PROTECTOR FOR THE COMMUNITY, AS WELL AS MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THE HEROES ACT ALSO PUTS MONEY INTO THE POCKETS OF PEOPLE WHO NEED IT THE MOST UNEMPLOYMENT, DIRECT PAYMENT, TWO FAMILIES IN OUR COUNTRY, ISSUES THAT RELATE TO FEEDING THE HUNGRY

WHY WOULD THE REPUBLICANS OBJECT TO THAT? I DON'T KNOW YOU HAVE TO ASK THEM BUT THERE IS BIPARTISAN SUPPORT THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY TO FEED THE HUNGRY FOOD STAMPS, EMERGENCY FUNDING PROGRAMS, TO FEED THE HUNGRY IT ALSO HAS MONEY FOR EXPANDING MEDICAID

A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF OUR HEALTH INITIATIVE IT ALSO SAVES THE POST OFFICE, THE POSTAL SERVICE, BIPARTISAN SUPPORT, ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR ELEMENTS OF GOVERNMENT, IN FACT PROBABLY THE MOST POPULAR, 90% FOR THE POST OFFICE MEETING PEOPLE'S NEEDS IN A VERY SPECIAL WAY NOW, BUT ALWAYS 90% OF VETERANS GET THEIR MEDICINES THROUGH THE MAIL, AND SO DO OTHER SENIORS AS WELL A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF OTHER SENIORS AS WELL AND OF COURSE, I WILL JUST END WITH THIS PIECE OF IT

WELL, WE ALSO HAVE OSHA IN THERE, THE WORKER PROTECTION IN THERE, WHICH IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO STOPPING THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS AS WELL WE ALSO HAVE IN THERE SOMETHING THAT RELATES TO OUR MOST FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE OF DEMOCRACY VOTING VOTING $3

6 BILLION IN THE BILL, LESS THAN 01% OF THE WHOLE BILL FOR VOTING FOR VOTING BY MAIL IT IS SOMETHING THAT HAS, AGAIN, BIPARTISAN SUPPORT ACROSS THE COUNTRY, BIPARTISAN SUPPORT AMONG SECRETARIES OF STATE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, AND IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL TO OUR DEMOCRACY THAT WE REMOVE OBSTACLES TO PARTICIPATION, NOW EVEN MORE SO WHEN IT IS A HEALTH ISSUE

AND I WANT US TO DWELL ON THAT FOR A MOMENT WHAT WE SAW IN GEORGIA THE OTHER DAY WAS SHAMEFUL IT WAS EITHER A DISGRACE OF INCOMPETENCE, OR A DISGRACE OF INTENTION, TO SUPPRESS THE VOTE TIME IT'S ALL ABOUT TIME

THE TIME THAT IT TAKES YOU TO VOTE FOUR, FIVE, SIX HOURS OR MORE IN SOME NEIGHBORHOODS, 20 MINUTES OR SO, OR LESS IN OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS REALLY REQUIRES CAREFUL SCRUTINY, BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE PART OF A PATTERN

ON THE PART OF SOME TO SUPPRESS THE VOTE AND SOME HAVE EVEN ADMITTED IT YOU HAVE PROBABLY SEEN SOME STATEMENT BUT IT IS ALSO A PRELUDE TO WHAT COULD HAPPEN IN NOVEMBER BECAUSE WE SEE IT AS A PATTERN OF SUPPRESSING THE VOTE, MISINTERPRETING THE VOTE

WE HAVE TO PROTECT THE VOTE PROTECT IT LEADING UP TO THE ELECTIONS PROTECT IT ON THE DAY OF THE ELECTIONS, AND PROTECT THE COUNT OF THE VOTE SO THAT EVERY VOTE IS COUNTED AS CAST AS CAST WE SEE AS I SAY MANIPULATION OF IT IN SOCIAL MEDIA

WE ALWAYS SAW SOCIAL MEDIA MANIPULATION IN TERMS OF THE PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATIONS BY THOSE WHO WOULD EXPLOIT THAT SITUATION FROM OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY SOME INSIDE THE COUNTRY AS WELL SO MANIPULATION OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA, OBSTACLES TO PARTICIPATION, SUPPRESSION OF THE VOTE, ALL CAUSED BY THE REPUBLICAN PAYMENT, ALL PART OF THE REPUBLICAN PLAYBOOK, BECAUSE THEY ARE AFRAID OF THE VOTERS THEY'RE AFRAID OF THE VOTE AND WE MUST INOCULATE AGAINST THE ACTIONS THAT ARE PREDICTABLE, THAT THEY MAY TAKE, AND WE GOT A PICTURE OF THAT IN GEORGIA, JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO

SO NOW, IN TERMS OF THE HEROES ACT, SOME OF YOU HAVE ASKED THE SAME QUESTION THAT WAS ASKED ABOUT, AS THE JUSTICE AND POLICING BILL GOING TO PASS, ARE WE GOING TO PASS THE HEROES ACT? MORE AND MORE WE ARE HEARING — THIS IS FROM SENATOR — EXCUSE ME, SECRETARY STEVE MNUCHIN JUST THIS WEEK WE ARE GOING TO LOOK AT WHETHER WE WANT TO DO MORE MONEY TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY I DEFINITELY THINK WE ARE GOING TO NEED ANOTHER BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO PUT MORE MONEY INTO THE ECONOMY IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE'VE HEARD FROM THE FED THAT — WELL, THE FED HAS SAID AGAIN AND AGAIN THAT WE NEED MORE MONEY IN THE ECONOMY, AND THAT WE AS LEGISLATORS HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO TAX AND SPEND IN A WAY THAT GROWS THE ECONOMY SO YOU KNOW, THEY CHANGE THEIR TUNE

OF COURSE THEY'RE NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING CHAIRMAN POWELL REITERATED HIS STATEMENT THIS WEEK WHEN HE SAID THE KEY AND PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT THERE IS JUST A LOT OF WORK TO DO IN THE LABOR MARKET WE ARE GOING TO STICK WITH THIS AND SUPPORT THAT UNTIL THE WORK IS DONE I THINK IT MAY REQUIRE CONGRESS TO HELP AS WELL HE WENT ON TO SAY, UNEMPLOYMENT IS HISTORICALLY HIGH

HE SAID DURING A NEWS CONFERENCE WEDNESDAY, THAT WOULD BE YESTERDAY, MY ASSUMPTION IS THAT THERE WOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT CHUNK, WELL INTO THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO DON'T GET TO GET THEIR JOBS BACK WHO DON'T GET TO GO BACK TO THEIR OLD JOBS, AND THERE MAY NOT BE A JOB IN THAT INDUSTRY FOR THEM FOR SOME TIME FURTHER, ELECTED OFFICIALS HAVE THE POWER TO TAX AND SPEND AND TO MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT WHERE WE ARE AS A SOCIETY THEY SHOULD DIRECT OUR COLLECTIVE RESOURCES SO AGAIN, TO DO NOTHING IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE COURSE OF ACTION

AS A CBO, THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE ESTIMATED JUST THIS PAST WEEK, IF WE DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION, $16 TRILLION COULD BE ERASED FROM THE AMERICAN ECONOMY OVER THE NEXT DECADE $16 TRILLION, AND YESTERDAY, THE CBO STATED, RESTATED THAT BECAUSE OF COVID, GROWTH FOR THE NEXT YEAR ALONE WILL BE NEARLY $4 TRILLION LOWER THAN PREDICTED AS RECENTLY AS JANUARY YET LEADER McCONNELL SAYS, LET'S TAKE A PAUSE, THIS VIRUS AGAIN IS NOT TAKING A PAUSE, NUMBERS ARE NOT TAKING A PAUSE, JOBLESSNESS IS NOT TAKING A PAUSE, RENT CHECKS BEING DUE IS NOT TAKING A PAUSE AND BILLS ARE NOT PAUSING OKAY, DURING THIS PRECARIOUS TIME, COVID-19 CONTINUES TO RAISE SOCIAL INJUSTICE, WE CANNOT, WE CANNOT PAUSE AND SO, WE ARE BUILDING PUBLIC SUPPORT IN A BIPARTISAN WAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR THE HEROES ACT, BUILDING PUBLIC SUPPORT ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ACROSS ALL PARTY LINES, FOR THE JUSTICE AND POLICING ACT

I WILL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE >> HAVE YOU SPOKEN AT ALL TO ANYONE IN THE ADMINISTRATION ABOUT A POLICE REFORM EFFORT? SO DID THEY SAY THEY WOULD LIKE TO DO SOMETHING? I'M CURIOUS IF YOU HAVE HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT THAT >> I HAVE I TRUST THE JUDGMENT ABOUT CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS IN OUR JUDICIARY COMMITTEE THEY HAVE MADE OVERTURES TO EACH OTHER

BUT TO REPUBLICANS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE AND THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CAPITOL SO FAR, THAT HAS BEEN REPORTED TO ME I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE OVERTURES ARE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, BUT I HOPE THAT THEY ARE SINCERE AND I HOPE THAT THEY ARE REAL AND I HOPE THAT THEY ARE STATUTORY, AND THAT THEY WILL BE THE LAW OF THE LAND WE WANT THIS TO BE AS NONPARTISAN AS POSSIBLE WE THINK IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN, PEOPLE, DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICAN, NONPARTISAN, INDEPENDENCE, HOWEVER THEY IDENTIFY THEMSELVES, WANT THIS TO BE NONPARTISAN

AND WHAT WE ARE PROPOSING, WHAT THE BLACK CAUCUS AND JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HAVE PROPOSED, A VERY REASONABLE, REASONABLE LEGISLATION IT IS NOT THE END, WE MAY HAVE MORE THINGS, BUT, WE ARE NOW, IN TERMS OF VIOLENCE, AND JUSTICE IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, THIS IS THE BILL >> IF I COULD, RELATED TO THAT, THE WHITE HOUSE THIS WEEK HAS SAID THAT THE ISSUES SPECIFICALLY OF THE POLICE IMMUNITY ACT IS A NONSTARTER FOR THEM I'M CURIOUS AS YOU MOVE FORWARD IN THE PROCESS HOW CENTRAL THAT COMPONENT IS >> WHAT IS A NONSTARTER TO THEM? >> THE POLICE AND UNITY — >> I DID NOT HEAR THEM SAY THAT, BUT THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT

THE QUALIFIED IMMUNITY DOCTRINE, WHICH REINS MANY PLACES PROTECTS POLICE OFFICERS FROM PROSECUTION IN SPITE OF THAT CONDUCT, THAT MIGHT BE THERE I THINK THAT IS A CONVERSATION THAT MUST BE HAD AND WE DO HAVE IT IN OUR LEGISLATION WE DON'T PAINT ALL POLICE OFFICERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS WITH THE SAME BRUSH I'VE HAD CONVERSATIONS MYSELF, SOME OF THE LEADERS IN THE COMMUNITY, IN THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY, AND FIRST RESPONDER COMMUNITY, AND I THINK THERE IS AN OPENNESS AND RECOGNITION THAT THINGS HAVE TO BE DONE DIFFERENTLY

NOW LET'S FIND OUR COMMON GROUND YES, MA'AM? >> A QUESTION ABOUT OPENING UP THE ECONOMY AND THE ISSUE OF CHILD CARE FACILITIES MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WANT TO GO BACK TO WORK, BUT THEY DON'T HAVE A FACILITY OPEN TO CARE FOR THEIR CHILDREN YESTERDAY, A CONGRESSMAN CONFIRMED, ASKING A STATE AND LOCAL CHAMBER SENT A LETTER ASKING CONGRESS TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY FUNDS TO CHILDCARE CENTERS IN THE NEXT RELIEF PACKAGE THEY ARE SAYING THESE ARE VERY SMALL BUSINESSES OWNED BY WOMEN MOSTLY AND THEY HAVE NOT GOTTEN PPE LOANS MOSTLY

SO HOW IS THE HEROES ACT RESPONDING AND KEEPING IT SAFE TO OPEN CHILDCARE FACILITIES? >> WELL IT ISN'T SAFE TO OPEN THEM UNTIL IT IS SAFE TO OPEN I DID NOT KNOW WHAT THAT LETTER IS I'LL BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THAT I WILL HAVE TO SEE THAT LETTER I WILL SAY THIS IN A LARGER SENSE, WHETHER WE ARE TALKING CORONAVIRUS, WHICH WE ARE NOW, BUT GENERALLY GOING BACK TO WORK, AND ON A FUTURE BILL, AND BY FUTURE I MEAN IMMINENTLY FUTURE, WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING VERY, VERY SIGNIFICANT IN TERMS OF CHILDCARE

BECAUSE AS YOU INDICATE AND AS THAT LETTER INDICATES, THIS IS CENTRAL TO WOMEN'S PARTICIPATION IN THE WORKFORCE, WHETHER IT'S A JOB OR EQUITY AND OWNERSHIP OF A SMALL BUSINESS, AND IT CAN'T HAPPEN UNLESS WE HAVE THIS KEY TO IT ALL, WHICH IS QUALITY, AFFORDABLE, SAFE CHILDCARE FOR OUR CHILDREN AND I FIND THAT TO BE SOMETHING THAT HAS VERY STRONG SUPPORT CONGRESSWOMAN CLARK AND THE HOUSE, PATTY MURRAY IN THE SENATE, ALL LEADERS ON THIS ISSUE, THIS WILL GET VERY BIG ATTENTION ANOTHER ISSUE, SINCE YOU OPENED THAT DOOR, THAT REQUIRES A MAJOR ADJUSTMENT IN OUR RESOURCES IS ATTENDING TO MENTAL HEALTH IN OUR COUNTRY

WE'VE PAST PARITY BILLS AND THAT AND THE REST AND THAT'S IMPORTANT, BUT WE HAVE TO HAVE A HIGHER RECOGNITION OF THE CHALLENGE THAT WE FACE IN TERMS OF MENTAL HEALTH IN OUR COUNTRY AND THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT IN TERMS OF THE GOOD, THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF FAMILIES IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT IN TERMS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE REST SO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR WHERE WE GO WITH MENTAL HEALTH AND WITH CHILDCARE YES, SIR? >> MADAM SPEAKER, THERE IS AN ONGOING DEBATE IN THE COUNTRY ABOUT CONFEDERATE SYMBOLS, SUCH AS THE STATUES THAT HAVE BEEN IN CONGRESS FOR DECADES

IT SAYS SOMETHING TO THE DURABILITY OF THOSE SYMBOLS IN THE CAPITAL, THAT THEY ARE STILL HERE, DESPITE YOU BEING THE SPEAKER TWICE, AND YESTERDAY YOU ANNOUNCED YOU ARE GOING TO TRY TO HAVE THEM MOVED OVER ON THE SENATE SIDE, THE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE HAS ISSUED, OR THEIR BILL WOULD RELIEVE OR REINFORCE THE BASES NAMED AFTER CONFEDERATE GENERALS CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THIS, AND WHETHER OR NOT YOUR DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL WILL CONTAIN COMPARABLE LANGUAGE, AND WILL YOU FORCE IT THROUGH A VETO? >> THAT IS A BILL IT TAKES THEM THREE YEARS OKAY

LET ME JUST SAY THAT WHEN I WAS SPEAKER, I DID WHAT I HAD THE AUTHORITY TO DO, WHICH IS TO RELEGATE, AND I COULD MOVE THINGS AROUND, I CANNOT ACTUALLY TAKE THEM OUT THAT REQUIRES SOMETHING ELSE, AND THAT'S WHY I WROTE THE LETTER YESTERDAY OR A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO, JUNE 10th, ABOUT — CAN YOU IMAGINE? JEFFERSON DAVIS, ALEXANDER STEPHENS, TREASON THEY COMMITTED TREASON AGAINST THE UNITED STATES, AND THE UNITED STATES PUT THEM HERE? THAT'S WHY I WROTE TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE RULES COMMITTEE AND THE CHAIR OF OUR HOUSE ADMINISTRATION, ZOLA LOFGREN, AND I PARTICULARLY TALKED ABOUT ALEXANDER STEPHENS, BECAUSE THESE ARE HIS WORDS THE INFANTS MAKES IT AS CLEAR TODAY AS IT DID IN 1861 THE AIMS OF THE CONFEDERACY IT HAS COME TO BE HIS CORNERSTONE SPEECH

AND HE SAID, STEVENS ASSERTED THAT THE PREVAILING IDEAS RELIED UPON BY OUR FOUNDERS, INCLUDING — INCLUDED THE ASSUMPTION OF THE EQUALITY OF MAN HE GOES ON TO SAY, THIS IS WRONG AND THEN HE GOES ON FROM THERE YOU CAN SEE MY LETTER AND SEE WHAT HE SAYS AND WHY HE HAS TO COME OUT OF THE CAPITAL NOW, IF I DO BELIEVE THAT THE COMMITTEE HAS THE JURISDICTION TO MOVE THESE STATUES, BUT WE ALSO HAVE LEGISLATION, AND BETTY THOMPSON, THE CHAIR OF THE HOMELAND SECURITY COMMISSION AND BARBARA LEE, A MEMBER OF OUR HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP, THEY HAVE LEGISLATION THAT WOULD GET RID OF — WE WOULD HAVE 11 OF THEM THAT WE HAVE OUR EYE ON

BUT IT MAY TAKE LEGISLATION OR ACTION BY THE RULES COMMITTEE BELIEVE ME, IF I HAD MORE AUTHORITY, WE WOULD HAVE HAD THIS DECADES THE QUESTION YOU ASKED ABOUT THE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE RELATES TO THE NAMES OF THE MILITARY BASES, CORRECT? YOU ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT STATUTES IN THE HOUSE, RIGHT? SO WE'LL SEE THAT MAY REQUIRE LEGISLATION BUT I WANT TO TELL YOU SOMETHING, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE KNOW THESE NAMES HAVE TO GO

THESE NAMES ARE WHITE SUPREMACISTS THAT SAID TERRIBLE THINGS ABOUT OUR COUNTRY FOR OVER 100 YEARS, AFTER WORLD WAR II, SOME OF THESE NAMES WERE GIVEN TO THESE BASES YOU LISTEN TO WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY SAID, AND THEN YOU HAVE THE PRESIDENT MAKE A CASE AS TO WHY A BASE SHOULD BE NAMED FOR THEM HE SEEMS TO BE THE ONLY PERSON LEFT WHO DOESN'T GET IT BUT THEN AGAIN — SO I DON'T KNOW IF IT WILL BE IN THE BILL

WE MAY HAVE FREESTANDING IN MIGHT COMBINE WITH STATUES IN THE CAPITOL I DON'T KNOW BECAUSE THAT WILL BE UP TO THE MAKERS OF THE MOTION TO SUGGEST HOW THEY WOULD LIKE TO PROCEED BUT THESE NAMES HAVE TO GO FROM THESE BASES, AND THESE STATUES HAVE TO GO FROM THE CAPITOL YES, MA'AM? >> HAVE YOU HEARD BACK FROM SENATOR GLENN TO FOLLOW UP? >> NO, BUT I THINK HE HAS SPOKEN IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN AND SAYING, IT IS UP TO THE STATES

IT MAY BE UP TO THE STATES TO SEND IT HERE, BUT IT'S NOT UP TO THE STATES WHERE IT MIGHT BE, AND WE CANNOT HAVE THESE STATUES IN THAT PLACE NOW AS I SAID EARLIER, PUBLIC SENTIMENT IS EVERYTHING THIS IS A PERFECT TIME FOR US TO MOVE THOSE STATUES, BECAUSE OTHER TIMES PEOPLE MIGHT SAY, WHO CARES? I NEVER GO THERE ANYWAY THEY ALL LOOK ALIKE TO ME THAT'S WHAT I THINK, ON THE OTHER HAND, THE TIMING MIGHT BE JUST RIGHT

>> HAVE YOU AND LEADER McCONNELL MADE ANY PROGRESS ON GETTING THE CHAIR OF THE CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT COMMISSION TO REALLY TAKING ANY CONSIDERATION FOR THAT ROLE? >> YES >> WHEN? >> YES, WE'VE MADE PROGRESS I THOUGHT THIS WAS A YES OR NO? YOU MAY HAVE A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION WHEN? HOPEFULLY SOON I THINK IT WILL BE IN THE NEXT

SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTION >> A FOLLOW-UP ON ANOTHER QUESTION DO YOU HAVE THE POWER YOURSELF THEN TO MOVE, OR RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS INTO SOME DARK CORNER OF THE CAPITOL, THE VISITOR CENTER, OR FAR AWAY? >> WE WILL SEE WE WILL TRY YOU START WITH A FEATHER

I ALWAYS LIKE TO START WITH A FEATHER LET'S SEE IF WE CAN HAVE CONSENSUS ABOUT THIS SOME OF OUR MEMBERS OVER THE YEARS, ESPECIALLY OUR MEMBERS IN THE BLACK CAUCUS HAVE JUST WONDERED, WHAT ARE THESE PEOPLE DOING HERE? BUT MOST OF US DON'T KNOW ONE FROM THE OTHER YOU KNOW, THERE THEY ARE JESSE JACKSON JR

WROTE A BOOK ON THIS, I BELIEVE IT DID NOT INCLUDE ALEXANDER STEPHENS AND JEFFERSON DAVIS HAVING A PLACE OF HONOR IN THE CAPITOL OF THE UNITED STATES BUT LET'S FOCUS ON THE BILL LET'S FOCUS ON NO CHOKE HOLDS, NO RACIAL PROFILING, NO NO KNOCK WARRANTS IN CASE OF DRUG CASES, LET'S TALK ABOUT ENDING RACIAL INJUSTICE IN OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT LET'S FOCUS ON WHAT WE DO ABOUT COMMUNITY IN TERMS OF PROSECUTION, AND THE LEGISLATION AND HOW WE GO FORWARD

LET'S SEE HOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER, RECOGNIZING THAT THERE ARE MANY FINE PEOPLE AND FIRST RESPONDERS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT MANY OF THEM WANT TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION, BUT THEY HAVE NOT BEEN AND SO NOW WE NEED THIS LEGISLATION AND AGAIN, STATUES, THIS, THAT, AND THE OTHER THING, THAT'S IMPORTANT BUT WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS THAT WE HAD HAD NO CHOKE HOLDS, GEORGE FLOYD WOULD BE WITH US

IF WE HAD A DATA COLLECTION, THAT LITTLE BOY, OH, MY GOSH, 12 YEARS OLD, KILLED BY A POLICE OFFICER WHO WAS FIRED FROM ANOTHER JURISDICTION, AND THEN HIRED ELSEWHERE IF WE'D HAD THE NO KNOCK IN PLACE, WE WOULD NOT HAVE HAD BREONNA TAYLOR'S PASSING AWAY AND SO AGAIN THIS LEGISLATION WOULD TRANSLATE INTO LIVES AND THAT'S WHAT GEORGE FLOYD'S BROTHER WAS TALKING ABOUT YESTERDAY SAVE LIVES

STOP THIS SAVE LIVES >> THERE IS A FIGHT GOING ON IN SOME PARTS OF THE COUNTRY IS THERE ANY ABOUT BREAKING OUT THE TESTING PART OF THE HEROES ACT? HAS ANYONE THOUGHT OF THAT? >> THE ADMINISTRATION WAS INTERESTED IN DOING THAT THEMSELVES, BUT IT DOES HAVE SIGNIFICANT FUNDING FOR THE TESTING, TREATMENT, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND THE REST, IT HAS REQUIREMENTS TOWARD COLLECTING THE DATA SO THAT WE KNOW THE SIZE OF THE PROBLEM, SO THAT WE CAN TAKE IT OUT AND ALSO SO THAT WE CAN TREAT THE DISPARITIES, MOST IMPORTANTLY SO THAT WE CAN TREAT THE DISPARITIES SO AGAIN, IT IS ONE OF THE THREE PILLARS, HONOR OUR HEROES, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, OPEN OUR ECONOMY WITH THE TESTING, TRACING, TREATING, AND MONEY IN THE POCKETS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME, WE ARE GOING TO BE PROMOTING THE POSTAL SERVICE, OSHA, AND FOOD

SO THE WHOLE PACKAGE IS ABOUT THE SECURITY, THE LIVES, THE LIVELIHOOD, AND THE LIFE OF OUR DEMOCRACY ANYONE OF THOSE, I COULD SAY, ANYONE OF THOSE WE COULD TAKE OUT WE COULD TAKE OUT STATE AND LOCAL BUT THEN WE DON'T HAVE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE AND DIRECT PAYMENT WE COULD TAKE OUT TESTING, BUT THEN WE DON'T HAVE THE JOB SECURITY FOR THE HEALTHCARE WORKERS WHO WOULD BE PROVIDING ALL OF THAT SO IT HAS A CONNECTION

AND BY THE WAY, WE ARE TELLING THE ADMINISTRATION TO DO WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN DOING ALL ALONG ON MARCH 11th, HOW MANY DEATHS WERE THERE? FEWER THAN 100, RIGHT? AND NOW THERE ARE OVER 100,000 ON THE PAST FOR 200,000 THANK YOU >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

>> WE HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM

EASTERN >> AND THEN YOU WANT TO FIND OUT WHY OKAY? LET'S SAY YOU SEE A REGION GOING UP YOU WOULD THEN LOOK AT THOSE PEOPLE WHO WERE TESTED AND SEE IF YOU CAN FIND SOMETHING OUT FROM THOSE PEOPLE WHO WERE TESTED THIS IS WHAT THE LOCAL OFFICIALS SHOULD BE DOING

THIS IS THE TESTING, AND THEN TRACING SO IN NEW YORK CITY, THEY DO TESTS, THEY FIND 200 PEOPLE WHO ARE POSITIVE THAT DAY THE TRACERS THEN GO BACK AND LOOK AT THOSE 200 PEOPLE WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THOSE 200 PEOPLE? WELL OF THE 200, 25 ALL WORK AT THIS ONE PLACE OF THE 200, 10 WORK THE SAME PARTY

OF THE 200, 13 WENT TO THIS RESTAURANT SO YOU LOOK AT THOSE THAT TEST POSITIVE BUT FIRST, WATCH THE DAILY NUMBERS YOU DO IT BY REACHING, AND THEN YOU CAN LOOK WITHIN THE REGION, BY COUNTY SO NEW YORK CITY THAT JUST REOPENED, THAT WE ARE WATCHING CLOSELY, YOU SEE THE DEVIATION AMONG THE COUNTIES, BUT THEN YOU WATCH THE TRENDS LINED

BROOKLYN, 191319 MANHATTAN, 11212 AND AGAIN, YOU'LL SEE PLUS OR MINUS, DEVIATIONS, BUT YOU WANT TO LOOK FOR AN INCREASE AND THEN A CONTINUED INCREASE OVERALL, HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE STILL HEADED DOWN OVERALL, THE NUMBER OF DEATHS IS CLOSE TO ITS LOWEST POINT

ALSO ON THE NUMBER OF DEATHS, WHEN YOU GET THIS LOW ON THE NUMBER OF DEATHS, I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS REALLY TELLING US ANYMORE THIS COULD BE A QUESTION OF HOW DOCTORS HAPPEN TO CERTIFY A CAUSE OF DEATH MANY OF THESE PEOPLE HAVE COMORBIDITY YOU COULD HAVE HEART DISEASE, DIABETES, RESPIRATORY ILLNESS, AND COVID WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF THAT? BETWEEN CANCER AND COVID, RIGHT? BUT, IT IS, OVERALL, GREAT NEWS, AGAIN

AND YOU SEE THE NUMBER OF LIVES LOST CONTINUING TO GO DOWN WE HAVE FIVE REGIONS THAT WE HAVE REVIEWED ALL OF THE DATA, WE HAVE GLOBAL EXPERTS WHO THEN GO THROUGH THE DATA, BECAUSE SOMETIMES IF YOU LOOK AT THE DATA, YOU LOOK AT THE UNDERLYING NUMBERS, YOU LOOK AT THE TEST, YOU CAN SEE SOMETHING WE HAVE THE BEST EXPERTS THAT YOU COULD POSSIBLY HAVE REVIEWING THIS, AND THEY'VE REVIEWED IT, AND FIVE REGIONS WILL ENTER PHASE THREE TOMORROW, FRIDAY PHASE THREE IS CLEARLY INDICATED ON THE WEBSITE, WHAT BUSINESSES CAN OPEN, WHAT BUSINESSES CAN'T OPEN ALSO, A POINT OF CAUTION, BUSINESSES, I KNOW BUSINESSES ARE ANXIOUS TO REOPEN

EVERYONE IS ANXIOUS TO GET THE ECONOMY GOING PLEASE FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES AND DO WHAT IS PERMISSIBLE TO DO PEOPLE ARE VERY WARY RIGHT NOW OF BUSINESSES THAT ARE VIOLATING THE REOPENING RULES RESTAURANTS, OUTDOOR CAPACITY, THAT DOESN'T MEAN ANYONE INSIDE PEOPLE CALL AND WE GET COMPLAINTS

THE RULES ARE CLEAR SOME BUSINESSES SAY, WELL YOU KNOW, MY MAYOR SAID THIS MY AND TILLY SAID THIS WOULD BE OKAY MY TOWN COUNCILMAN SAID THIS WOULD BE OKAY THAT DOESN'T COUNT

YOU KNOW? FOLLOW THE RULES YOU COULD LOSE YOUR LIQUOR LICENSE, YOU CAN LOSE YOUR RIGHT TO OPERATE SO THIS IS VERY SERIOUS AND SHORT-TERM GAIN ISN'T WORTH LONG TERM PAIN AS WE ARE ENTERING THE SUMMER, PUBLIC POOLS AND PLAYGROUNDS WE ARE GOING TO LEAVE TO OPEN OR KEEP CLOSE, AT THE DISCRETION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

BUT THEY HAVE TO USE THEIR JUDGMENT HERE AGAIN, THEY HAVE TO TEST DATA THEY SHOULD BE STUDYING THE TEST DATA, THEY SHOULD BE LOOKING AT THOSE POSITIVES AND SEE WHERE THOSE POSITIVES ARE COMING FROM IF THE POSITIVES ARE IN A CLUSTER, A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT HAS THAT POOL, DON'T OPEN THE POOL, RIGHT? WELL, EVERYBODY WANTS TO SWIM I UNDERSTAND

BUT EVERYBODY DOESN'T WANT TO SEE A SPIKE IN COVID AGAIN SO USE YOUR JUDGMENT SOMETIMES YES IS NOT THE RIGHT ANSWER IT IS THE EASY ANSWER THIS OVERALL SITUATION, I DON'T KNOW HOW TO SAY IT

WE NEED CAUTION, WE HAVE TO BE AWARE, WE NEED WARNINGS, YOU TAKE YOUR PICK THE NUMBERS ARE GOOD, EVERYTHING WE'VE DONE HAS BEEN EXACTLY RIGHT UP UNTIL NOW BUT THAT'S UP UNTIL NOW AND YOU COULD MAKE THE MISTAKE TODAY THAT WIPES OUT EVERYTHING WE'VE DONE SO WE HAVE TO STAY SMART

THIS COVID HAS NOT GONE AWAY DR FAUCI SPOKE TO IT, THE CDC SPEAKS TO IT WE HAVE DONE EXTRAORDINARILY WELL BECAUSE THE PEOPLE OF THIS STATE HAVE RESPONDED IN A WAY NO ONE PREDICTED AND THEY WILL ACTUALLY RESEARCH AND TALK ABOUT FOR YEARS, I BELIEVE

BUT, COVID IS STILL OUT THERE IT IS INCREASING IN 21 STATES 14 STATES, HIGHEST NUMBER EVER OF COVID CASES AND IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT'S GOING ON, IT TENDS TO BE AFTER THE REOPENING WHY? BECAUSE THE REOPENING IS THE POINT THAT INCREASES THE ACTIVITY

JUST LOOK WHAT HAPPENED IN THESE OTHER STATES CALIFORNIA THEY'VE REOPENED AND THEN LOOKED AT THE INCREASE AFTER THE REOPENING AND IT'S NOT JUST ONE SPACE IT IS THE PATTERN, MY FRIENDS

AND IT IS TO BE EXPECTED, BECAUSE WE BROUGHT DOWN THAT NUMBER, BECAUSE WE CLOSED EVERYTHING DOWN YOU OPEN THAT UP, YOU INCREASE THE ACTIVITY, YOU'LL SEE IT SPREAD LOOK AT FLORIDA MAY 4th, TEXAS, ARIZONA, IT'S THE SAME STORY WE WANT TO REOPEN, WE WANT TO REOPEN, IT'S FINE, IT'S FINE, IT'S FINE

NO, IT'S FINE UNTIL IT'S NOT FINE KENTUCKY LOOK AT SOUTH CAROLINA LOOK AT NORTH CAROLINA LOOK AT MISSOURI

I MEAN, IT IS ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY LOOK AT UTAH LOOK AT ARKANSAS LOOK AT NEVADA IT IS ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY

WE ARE THE EXCEPTION, AND AN OUTRAGEOUS EXCEPTION WE SO FAR HAVE THE EXACT OPPOSITE PHENOMENON WE REOPEN, THE NUMBER CONTINUES TO GO DOWN WE REOPEN, THE NUMBER CONTINUES TO GO DOWN HOW CAN THAT BE? BECAUSE OUR REOPENING IS DIFFERENT AND THERE REOPENING, OUR REOPENING IS BASED ON THE NUMBERS, OUR REOPENING IS PHASE, AND BECAUSE NEW YORKERS HAVE BEEN SMART, AND THEY HAVE BEEN DILIGENT

AND YOU COULD SAY REOPEN, NOT REOPEN THEY'VE BEEN INFORMED IN THIS STATE THEY HAVE BEEN INFORMED THEY KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON I RAN INTO PEOPLE ON THE STREET WHO KNOW THINGS ABOUT MY BRIEFING THAT I FORGOT

REMEMBER YOU SAID THIS? REMEMBER, YOU HAD THAT NUMBER? NO, I DON'T REMEMBER THEY ARE SMART, THEY ARE INFORMED THEY'RE PROTECTING THEMSELVES, AND THEY DISMISSED THE POLITICS BUT WE ARE THE EXCEPTION TO DATE, WE ARE THE EXCEPTION, AND THAT CAN CHANGE AND THAT CAN CHANGE OVERNIGHT

ALSO BEWARE, BECAUSE WE ARE A MORE DENSE STATE AND WE HAVE MORE CROWDING, YOU LOOK AT SOME OF THOSE OTHER STATES, THEY ARE RURAL STATES THEY DON'T HAVE LARGE CONGREGATIONS THEY DON'T HAVE APARTMENT BUILDINGS WHERE EVERYONE GOES INTO ONE ELEVATOR WE HAVE THE DENSITY, WE HAVE THE CROWDING YOU START TO SEE AN INCREASE, IT'S GOING TO TAKE OFF AND THAT'S HOW WE GOT HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE

I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY OTHER WAYS TO SAY IT WE ALSO HAD THE LARGEST NUMBER OF PROTESTERS OUT THERE AND WE'RE STILL NOT SURE WHAT THE EFFECT OF THE PROTESTERS IS AND THAT WON'T SHOW UP I'VE ASKED THEM TO GET TESTED, WE'VE MADE TESTING AVAILABLE FOR PROTESTERS, BUT THAT MAY NOT SHOW UP FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS SO CAUTION, PEOPLE HAVE TO DO THEIR PART, BE SMART

IT IS ALL UP TO YOU IT IS ALL UP TO YOU THE GOVERNMENT DID NOTHING BUT IT DID PASS 100 DAYS ALL I DID WAS GIVE INFORMATION TO PEOPLE, AND THEN PEOPLE ACTED INTELLIGENTLY

THAT HAS BEEN OUR SUCCESS STORY, AND THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO KEEP DOING, AND THAT'S WHAT I MEANT BY BEING NEW YORK TOUGH BE SMART, BE UNITED, BE DISCIPLINED, BE LOVING QUESTIONS? >> WE'VE SEEN A LOT OF REPORTS AND HEARD FROM A LOT OF FAMILIES, WHO SEE THE INFECTION RATE GO DOWN AND THEY ARE ASKING, WHEN WILL IT BE — [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] THEY ARE WANTING TO KNOW THE TIMELINE BECAUSE THIS IS VERY DIFFICULT TO BE AWAY DURING THESE ECONOMIC TIMES AND HAVE ALL TOLD ME THAT THEY ARE WILLING TO DO TESTING, WEAR PPE, IN ORDER TO SEE A 91-YEAR-OLD WOMAN IN A NURSING HOME OR TO SEE THEIR AUTISTIC SON THAT IT IS TOO MUCH FOR THEM

>> YOUR QUESTIONS HAVE A CONTINUING THEME YOU'VE HEARD FROM PEOPLE WHO WANT TO REOPEN, AND ARE BEING HURT, OR STYMIED BY THE CLOSEDOWN WHETHER IT'S, WE WANT TO GO TO A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN DYING TO CELEBRATE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION — PEOPLE IN NURSING HOMES, THE CONTINUING THEME IS, THE CLOSEDOWN IS A PAIN IN THE NECK YEAH, THAT'S TRUE THE CLOSEDOWN IS A PAIN IN THE NECK

MY CONTINUED ANSWER IS, BUT IT'S BETTER THAN DEATH I LOVE MY LOVED ONE IN THE NURSING HOME OKAY, YES I MISS THEM YES

I HAVEN'T SEEN MY MOTHER SINCE THIS STARTED I'M VERY CLOSE TO MY MOTHER I HAVEN'T SEEN HER IN OVER 100 DAYS WELL I WANT TO GO SEE MY MOTHER YEAH

WHY HAVEN'T I? BECAUSE I LOVE MY MOTHER, AND I COULD GET HER SICK WELL, WEAR A MASK I COULD STILL GET HER SICK I'M NOT SEEING MY MOTHER BECAUSE I LOVE HER THAT'S WHY I'M NOT SEEING HER

WILL PEOPLE WANT TO SEE THEIR MOTHER I WANT TO SEE MY MOTHER BUT I DON'T WANT TO HURT MY MOTHER AND WHEN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SAYS, IT IS SAFE FOR ME TO SEE MY MOTHER, I WILL SEE MY MOTHER WHEN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SAYS YOU CAN GO INTO A NURSING HOME AND VISIT PEOPLE IN A NURSING HOME, AND THE REWARD OUTWEIGHS THE RISK, WE WILL CHANGE THAT RULE

I'M NOT GOING TO LET PEOPLE IN DANGER PEOPLE BECAUSE YOU COULD WALK INTO A NURSING HOME TO VISIT YOUR MOTHER, AND BRING IN THE VIRUS THAT COULD AFFECT MY MOTHER WHO IS IN THE NEXT ROOM RIGHT? SO IT IS NOT JUST YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AND YOUR PARENT AND YOUR LOVED ONE, IT IS ALL OF THE OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THAT NURSING HOME ALSO AND YOUR RIGHT TO ENDANGER THEIR LIVES

BUT EVERYBODY AGREES, AS SOON AS IT IS SAFE, WE WILL ALLOW IT, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IS LOOKING AT IT ON A DAILY BASIS KAREN? >> ARE YOU GOING TO PHASE IT IN? >> AS SOON AS THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HAS AN ANSWER, YOU'LL HAVE IT >> WHAT ABOUT THE BILL TO MILITARIZE THE POLICE AND ALLOW THEM TO USE TEAR GAS OR PEPPER SPRAY, AND I KNOW A COUPLE OF DAYS YOU TOUCHED OFF ON REIMAGINING POLICE I'M WELL, IF YOU ARE OPEN TO THAT IDEA, IF YOU THINK IT IS A GOOD IDEA OR NOT >> I THINK WE NEED — LOOK, YOU HAVE A LOT OF THESE ONE-OFF PROPOSALS NOW, KAREN

I THINK WE SHOULD TAKE THIS FUNCTION AWAY FROM THE POLICE I THINK WE HAVE TO BE SMARTER ABOUT THIS AND MORE COMPREHENSIVE ABOUT THIS I DON'T THINK THIS IS ABOUT ANY ONE SMALL REFORM IF THEY TEARGAS AWAY, THAT'S GOING TO MAKE IT BETTER

IT'S NOT ABOUT TEARGAS IT'S NOT ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT THE POLICE DO SAFETY ENFORCEMENT IN SCHOOLS IT'S MUCH DEEPER THAN THAT IT'S MUCH BROADER THAN THAT THIS IS INHERENT RACISM

THIS IS DECADES AND DECADES OF INJUSTICE THIS — I MEAN, EVEN IN OUR LIFETIMES, RIGHT? IN OUR LIFETIMES, WELL I'M OLDER THAN A LOT OF YOU, MY LIFETIME, IT GOES BACK 30, 40, 50 YEARS AS SOON AS I WAS IN MY 20s I'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS AND LEARNING ABOUT THIS AND NOTHING CHANGED

NOTHING CHANGED YOU NOW HAVE A MOMENT WHERE YOU CAN MAKE REAL CHANGE DON'T WASTE THE MOMENT, RIGHT? A CRISIS IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE THERE IS OPPORTUNITY IN CRISIS THIS IS A MOMENT FOR REFORM

BUT DO IT RIGHT AND MAKE IT SYSTEMIC SO MR FLOYD'S NAME DOESN'T JUST BECOME ANOTHER NAME ON THE LIST RIGHT? AND THAT'S NOT ABOUT, YOU KNOW, STOP THE TEARGAS I UNDERSTAND YOU KNOW, POLITICIANS, EVERYONE WANTS TO SAY SOMETHING NOW BUT LET'S BE DEEPER, SMARTER, MORE ANALYSIS

I THINK THE REFORMS ARE MUCH MORE RUDIMENTARY AND BASIC THAN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT AND THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO ACHIEVE IN THIS MOMENT >> THE COPS THAT AREN'T WEARING MASKS DURING THIS PROTEST, WE'VE SEEN FROM A LOT OF PHOTOS, A LOT OF REPORTS, COPS THAT AREN'T WEARING MASKS DURING THESE PROTESTS, SHOULD THEY BE DISCIPLINED? >> WELL, IT IS UP TO EVERY DEPARTMENT TO DISCIPLINE, TO DECIDE WHAT IS SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINE OR NOT MY ADVICE IS EVERY COP SHOULD BE WEARING A MASK WE SAID THAT 800 TIMES, 800 WAYS

SOME OF THEM SAID THEY CAN'T BREATHE WELL, IT BLOCKS THEIR VISION I UNDERSTAND THAT IN MY ADVICE, THE HEALTH COMMISSIONER'S ADVICE IS TO WEAR A MASK AND I THINK EVERY POLICE DEPARTMENT SHOULD COMMUNICATE THAT TO THE POLICE >> THE RALLY CRY FOR THE PROTESTERS HAVE BEEN BLACK LIVES MATTER BLACK LIVES MATTER HAS BEEN A RALLY CRY AND MANY OF THESE

IS THAT SOMETHING YOU INDOORS AND SOMETHING YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE SAYING PUBLICLY? >> BLACK LIVES MATTER YEAH, EVERY LIFE MATTERS BLACK LIVES MATTER AND BLACK LIVES MATTER MAKES THE POINT THAT YOU'VE HAD A STRING OF KILLING OF AFRICAN- AMERICANS, PRIMARILY MEN, BUT WOMEN ALSO, BREONNA TAYLOR, THAT GOES ON AND ON AND ON, AND WHY DOES THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM UNFAIRLY KILL AFRICAN- AMERICANS? THAT'S WHAT BLACK LIVES MATTER IS SAYING YOU KNOW, IT IS NOT JUST AN ABSTRACT CONCEPT

ALL LIFE SMATTER BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT IT'S SAYING IT IS SAYING, WHY DOES THE SYSTEM DEVALUE BLACK LIVES? WHY ARE THEY ALL RODNEY KING, ERIC GARNER, WHY ARE THEY ALWAYS BLACK LIVES? — WHO GET VIOLATED BY THE SYSTEM? WHY? AND THEY'RE RIGHT >> GOVERNOR, IS IT TIME FOR THE CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS STATUE TO GO IN NEW YORK CITY? AND WHEN IT COMES TO REOPENING, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO BE PROTECTING ELDERLY WORKERS WHO ARE TOO AFRAID TO GO BACK TO WORK? PEOPLE WHO NEED CHILDCARE AS EVERYTHING OPENS, AND BUSINESSES WITH LIABILITY? >> WELL, THERE'S A LOT IN THERE THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT HAVE A PHASE REOPENING PLAN AND THEN THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ENACT A PLAN ON A LOCAL LEVEL

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, I UNDERSTAND THE DIALOGUE IT HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS THE CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS STATUE REPRESENTS IN SOME WAYS THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN LEGACY IN THIS COUNTRY, AND THE ITALIAN-AMERICAN CONTRIBUTION IN THIS COUNTRY I UNDERSTAND THE FEELINGS ABOUT CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, AND SOME OF HIS ACTS, WHICH NOBODY WOULD SUPPORT BUT THE STATUE HAS COME TO REPRESENT AND SIGNIFY APPRECIATION FOR THE ITALIAN- AMERICAN CONTRIBUTION TO NEW YORK

SO FOR THAT REASON, I SUPPORTED LAST QUESTION >> GOVERNOR, CAN I GET A FOLLOW- UP? >> I HAVE A QUESTION ON THIS FACILITY APPARENTLY — REGRESSING IN LANGUAGE AND SOCIAL SKILLS BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF PROPER CARE, YOUR ADMINISTRATION, COULD YOU TALK ABOUT WHERE THE ADMINISTRATION IS THAT IS GETTING THIS VULNERABLE POPULATION, THE INVERSE — IN PRISON EDUCATION THEY ARE LOOKING FOR? >> IN PERSON EDUCATION FOR WHICH POPULATION? >> WE DON'T HAVE THAT WE PUT SOMETHING OUT THIS WEEK OR THE END OF LAST WEEK THAT ALLOWED IN PERSON EDUCATION FOR THAT SET OF STUMP SOME PEOPLE WHO IT WAS NOT WORKING TO DO DISTANCE- LEARNING

SO WE ACKNOWLEDGED IT AND SAID PENDING LOCAL APPROVAL, THAT SHOULD BE IN PERSON >> I'M SORRY? >> COULD YOU EXPAND ON THAT A LITTLE BIT? >> CAN YOU EXPAND? >> I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY WE AGREE, AND SO WE GREENLIGHTED FOR THEM GOING FORWARD WITH SUMMER SCHOOL BECAUSE WE UNDERSTAND THE CHALLENGES OF DOING DISTANCE- LEARNING FOR SOCIAL DISTANCE LEARNING >> I DON'T THINK WE CAN DO ANYMORE I WILL BE HERE TOMORROW! I KNOW YOU MISS ME

BUT I WILL BE HERE TOMORROW >> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE PROTECTED >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 EASTERN >> WE ARE JOINED BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE IN MORNING TO YOU YOU JUST HEARD THE REPORT AND OBVIOUSLY SEEN THE NUMBERS HOW CONCERNING IS THIS SPIKE IN CASES, AND WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE IT TO? >> YEAH, GOOD MORNING

THANKS FOR HAVING ME ON THE NUMBERS ARE CONCERNING PARTICULARLY IN STATES LIKE ARIZONA, NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA, FLORIDA, TEXAS, PLACES WHERE WE ARE SEEING CONSISTENT INCREASES IT IS ABOUT TWO WEEKS AFTER MEMORIAL DAY THAT WE ARE SEEING THIS AND THIS IS WHAT WE WERE WORRIED ABOUT I HAD HOPED THAT THE FACT THAT PEOPLE ARE SPENDING MORE TIME OUTSIDE, IT IS SUMMER, WE WOULD NOT SEE SUCH A BIG INCREASE SO FAST, BUT IT WAS MORE CONCERNING THAN I HAD HOPED WE WOULD GET AT THIS POINT >> AND THEN THAT JUST RAISES THE QUESTION, OBVIOUSLY, WE HAVE SEEN THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE OUT ON THE STREETS NIGHT AFTER NIGHT, SOME TRYING TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WEARING MASKS, BUT YET WE'VE SEEN THE IMAGES, MANY OF THEM PACKED TOGETHER

DO YOU WORRY ABOUT A FURTHER SURGE BECAUSE OF THAT? >> I DO I THINK PROTESTS ARE ALSO GOING TO FUEL MORE CASES THE KEY HERE IS THAT PEOPLE NEED TO BE WEARING MASKS I'VE SEEN SOME PEOPLE WEARING MASKS, OTHERS WHERE PEOPLE ARE NOT IT IS REALLY, REALLY CRITICAL THAT PEOPLE WEAR MASKS

WE HAVE SEEN THAT AS THE DATA HAS COME IN, THAT CAN REALLY HELP A LOT >> LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT SURGE IN CASES MANY PEOPLE SAY, WELL, AREN'T WE TESTING MORE? DOESN'T THAT EXPAND THE NUMBERS? I WONDER IF YOU COULD PUT THAT INTO PERSPECTIVE, AND WHAT ARE THE NUMBERS YOU LOOK AT TO DETERMINE, OKAY, WHAT IS SUGGESTING AN OUTBREAK AND WHAT IS JUST A FUNCTION OF, HEY, WE ARE TESTING MORE, YOU'RE GOING TO GET MORE CASES? >> TESTING HELPS IDENTIFY MORE CASES WE HAVE BEEN SO BEHIND IN OUR TESTING APPROACH FOR MONTHS THAT WE WERE MISSING MOST OF THE CASES OUT THERE SO AS TESTING HAS GOTTEN BETTER, WE'VE IDENTIFIED MORE CASES

THAT HELPS THE TESTING ONE EXPLAIN THE INCREASES IN HOSPITALIZATIONS THAT'S COMING JUST FROM MORE PEOPLE GETTING SICK AND NEEDING HOSPITAL CARE SO I THINK TESTING IS PART OF THE STORY CERTAINLY IT HAS NOT BEEN THE HALTING

THERE TO LOOK AT CAE I LOOK AT TESTING, I LOOK AT CASES, HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS, I REALLY TRY TO LOOK AT CASE NUMBERS AND ASK HOW MUCH CANON BE EXPLAINED BY TESTING? SOME OF SWHAT WE SEE CAN BE, B NOT ALL OF IT >> YOU HAVE A VERY DIRE PREDICTION ABOUT THE NUMBER OF DEATHS THAT WE WILL SEE IN THE COUNTRY BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER, 200,000 I BELIEVE THAT THAT IS A RATHER CONSERVATIVE SCENARIO CAN YOU EXPLAIN HOW YOU ARRIVED AT THAT NUMBER, AND WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT? >> YES

THIS IS OBVIOUSLY VERY CONCERNING RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE BETWEEN 801,000 AMERICANS DYING EVERY DAY FROM CORONAVIRUS ALL OF THE MODELS OUT THERE, YOU CAN LOOK AND SEE THE CONSENSUS IF WE SJUST STAY FLAT, IF WE DON'T HAVE ANY MORE CASES, WE WILL STILL HAVE 800 PEOPLE DYING EVERY DAY ABOUT 30,000 A MONTH

OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, WE WILL CROSS THE 200,000 MARK, WE 113,000 RIGHT NOW SOMETIME IN SEPTEMBER WE WILL CROSS 200,000 THIS PANDEMIC IS GOING E TO BE WITH US UNTIL NEXT SPRING, OR SUMMER, WHEN WE HAVE A VACCINE THIS IS NOT FADED, WE DON'T HAVE TO LIVE WITH THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS DYING WE HAVE TO DO AS MUCH SOCIAL DISTANCING AS POSSIBLE

WE HAVE GOTTEN BETTER AT TESTING, BUT WE ARE NOWHERE WHERE WE NEED TO BE WE NEED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO STEP UP OUAND DECIDE THAT YO DON'T WANT THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS DYING, HOW THEY RAMP UP, THAT IS THE OTHER PIECE OF IT THAT IS STILL MISSING >> YOU ARE NOT SUGGESTING ANOTHER NATIONWIDE LOCKDOWN LIKE WHAT WE HAD HAD THAT WAS OBVIOUSLY SO DEVASTATING TO THE ECONOMY, YOU THINK THERE IS SOMETHING SHORT OF THAT AND THAT WILL MAKE AN IMPACT SO WE DON'T HAVE 200 AT THE BY SEPTEMBER? >> THE THING HERE IS THE LONGER THAT WE T WAY TO, WE BASICALLY IGNORE THE VIRUS FOR ALL OF FEBRUARY, AND THEN WE HAVE TO SHUT DOWN MY POINT IS LET'S NOT DO THAT AGAIN LET'S S DO EVERYTHING SO THAT W DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH ANOTHER LOCKDOWN TO AVOID THE DEATH

WE ABSOLUTELY CAN IF YOU ACT LIKE THE VIRUS IS NOT THERE OR MAGICALLY GONE AWAY, YOU WILL CONFRONT A SADDER REALITY I WANT TO BE PROACTIVE >> GOOD TO GET YOUR PERSPECTIVES I APPRECIATE IT

>>> PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL MEET WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS, AFRICAN-AMERICAN LEADERS WILL TRAVEL TO DALLAS TEXAS A LITTLE BIT LATER TODAY HE HAS EOGRAPPLED WITH HOW TO RESPOND TO THE CRISIS IN THE WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH, ON WEDNESDAY, A POWERFUL MESSAGE FROM FLOYD'S BROTHER, STOP THE PAIN >>> GEORGE FLOYD'S YOUNGER BROTHER JOINED LAWMAKERS ALONG A MARCH WITH HIS SIDE OF THE WINDS — WHITE HOUSE WEDNESDAY NIGHT EMOTIONAL TESTIMONY ABOUT HIS BROTHER'S DEATH AN THOIMPASSIONED PLEA TO CONGRESS

>> HE PLEADED TO HIS LIFE HE SAID HE COULDN'T BREATHE NOBODY CARED JUSTICE HAS TO BE SERVED >> HE DESCRIBED THE AGONY HE FELT AS S HE WATCHED THE VIDEO AN OFFICER KNEELING ON HIS OLDER BROTHERS BACK, FOR EIGHT MINUTES AND 46 SECONDS

>> IT FELT LIKE EIGHT HOURS AND 46 MINUTES IT HURT SEEING MY BROTHER PLEAD FOR HIS LIFE WATCHING THE OFFICER PUT HIS KNEE ON HIS NECK >> NOW, CHALLENGING LAWMAKERS TAKE ACTION TO PREVENT OTHERS FROM DYING LIKE CHHIS BROTHER >> TREAT PEOPLE WITH EMPATHY AND RESPECT

THIS SHOULD ONLY BE DONE WHEN LIVES ARE AT RISK >> YOU CAN LOOK AT HOW WELL THE BLACK COMMUNITY HAS BEEN DOING, NO ONE AHAS DONE ANYTHING LIKE WHAT WE HAVE DEDONE >> THEY WILL DISCUSS POLICING WHEN THEY SIT DOWN WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT, THE AFRICAN- AMERICAN LEADERS AND DALLAS LATER TODAY, SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL SAYS THAT THE PRESIDENT MIGHT ANNOUNCE MEASURES THAT COULD BE ACCOMPLISHED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER, WITH POLICIES UNVEILED BY NEXT WEEK AMONG THE REFORMS AND, LIMITING CHOKEHOLD, CREATING A NATIONAL REGISTRY FOR POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN MISCONDUCT THAT, AND DEMOCRATS UNVEILED THEIR OWN POLICE REPORT PROPOSAL, AS FOR FLOYD, HE WANTS ONE THING JUSTICE FOR HIS BROTHER

>> HE DID NOT DESERVE TO DIE OVER $20 I AM ASKING YOU, IS THAT WHAT BLACK MAN IS WORTH? $20? >> THE SOMBER DAY RESONATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY >> IT HAS BEEN 100 DAYS SINCE PRESIDENT TRUMP HOSTED A CAMPAIGN RALLY, THE MEGA EVENTS — THE PRESIDENT IS READY TO RESTART HIS RALLY, HIS PLANS FOR WHEN AND WHERE TO RELAUNCH ARE ALREADY STIRRING CONTROVERSY IT COMES AS THE PRESIDENT IS DISMISSING AN IDEA UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PENTAGON RENAMING BASES OVERNIGHT, PROTESTERS IN RICHLAND, VIRGINIA TOPPLED A STATUE OF JEFFERSON DAVIS

>> THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE IT NEEDS TO COME DOWN >> SEVERAL INCIDENTS OF CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS DESTROYEDS AND VANDALIZED OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS, THIS IS HAPPENED MULTIPLE TIMES IN THE MEANTIME, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS RULING OUT TO RENAMING ANY U

S MILITARY BASES NAMED AFTER CONFEDERATE GENERALS, INCLUDING NORTH CAROLINA'S FORD BRAGG AND GEORGES FORT BENNING THE SPRESIDENT TWEETED THESE POWERFUL BASES ARE A GREAT AMERICAN HERITAGE, OUR HERITAGE IS THE GREATEST NISH — HISTORY AND THE WORLD WILL NOT BE ADEQUATE TOP PENTAGON OFFICIALS SAID THAT THEY WERE OPEN TO THE DISCUSSION WHILE AT THE CAPITAL, NANCY PELOSI IS CALLING FOR NEARLY 1 DOZEN CONFEDERATE STATUES THAT, TO BE REMOVED FROM THE BUILDING

SAYING THAT THEY PAY HOMAGE TO HATE >> DID WE HAVE A GREAT TIME THAT I TRUMP RALLY? >> THE PRESIDENT IS GETTING BACK ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL >> HOW GREAT IS THIS FOR REPUBLICANS AND TULSA? >> THE XTLOCATION RAISES NEW QUESTIONS, NEXT FRIDAY, JUNE 19 IS AN ANNUAL HOLIDAY COMMEMORATING THE END OF SLAVERY, AND CELEBRATING AFRICAN-AMERICANS INDEPENDENCE DAY IN THE WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH, PROTESTS LOAND MARCHERS MARK THE OCCASION 99 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH, THE 1921, THE CITY WITNESSED AT THE RACE MASSACRE, ONE OF THE NATIONS WORST OUTBREAKS OF RACIAL VIOLENCE

WHITE MOBS DESTROYING BUSINESSES AND A PREDOMINANTLY BLACK NEIGHBORHOOD >> IT WAS A SLAP IN THE FACE IT IS AN INSULT OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY >> THE WHITE HOUSE DECLINED TO COMMENT, THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN TOLD ABC NEWS THAT REPUBLICANS ARE PROUD OF THE HISTORY >> THE OKLAHOMA RED STATE THAT THE PRESIDENT WON BY 36 POINTS IS IN PHASE 3 OF REOPENING AND THE WAKE OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN DOES NOT KNOW WHERE I WILL BE HELD, INDOORS OR OUTDOORS, OR IF MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED

IN THE MEANTIME, MIKE PENCE POSTED THIS TWEET ABOUT HIS VISIT TO THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN, AFTER YESTERDAY HE SAID NO MASKS, NO SOCIAL DISTANCING, A VICE PRESIDENT LATER DELETED THE TWEET >>> FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE 72 YEAR HISTORY, NASCAR SAW SOMETHING NEW W AT THE BARTLESVILLE SPEEDWAY A STOCK-CAR BEARING THE HASHTAG LIKE LIVES MATTER DRIVEN BY NUMBER 43 >> IT IS TRUE, BLACK LIVES MATTER WE ARE NOT SAYING NO OTHER LIVES MATTER, WE ARE JUST TRYING TO SAY THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER TOO

>> A BLACK DRIVER IGNITING A CONVERSATION FOR CHANGE >> IT'S UP TO THE CONFEDERATE FLAG, THEY HAVE NO PLACE FOR THEM IN THE UNITED STATES IT >> A AFIXTURE IN NASCAR SOUTHE CULTURE FOR DECADES, NOW NO LONGER PERMITTED A PLACE IN THE SPORT NASCAR HAD ANNOUNCED TO THE FLAG RUNS CONTRARY TO THE COMMITMENT TO PROVIDE A WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT FOR FANS IT IS PROHIBITED FROM NASCAR EVENTS AND PROPERTY DEFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

ON A RACETRACK WHERE DRIVERSED CHASE A CHECKERED FLAG, NASCAR DEALS WITH A CHECKERED PAST TWO MONTHS AGO KYLE LARSON WAS FIRED BY HIS RACING TEAM FOR USING A RACIAL SLUR >> THAT WENT DID NOT DIRECTLY TARGETING, BUT INDIRECTLY PULLED ME IN, I WAS RIGHT THERE >> HE CREDITED THE EPISODE AND THE KILLING THAT SPRING HIM INTO ACTION >>, SELLERS AND THE BLACK COMMUNITY — IT IS HEARTBREAKING AND CAN NO LONGER BE IGNORED

>> THE MOST NARECOGNIZABLE NAME FROM DALE EARNHARDT JUNIOR TO JENNY JOHNSON, DESIRING CHANGE >> I'VE BEEN N THIS BORED FOR A LONG TIME, IT IS FULL OF GOOD PEOPLE I DON'T KNOW I DRIVER OUT THERE THAT DOES NOT WANT TO TREAT PEOPLE THE WAY THEY WANT TO BE TREATED OUR COUNTRY MUST DO BETTER >> NASCAR PRESIDENT STEVE PHELPS OFFERED THE WORDS, AND 30 SECONDS OF SILENCE SUNDAY

NOW, ON THE HOOD OF HIS REPAINTED CARD, THE IMAGE WITH THE WORD COMPASSION, LOVE, AND UNDERSTANDING BELOW IT A MESSAGE THAT HE HOPES WILL RESONATE BENEATH THE SURFACE >> ALL ASRIGHT, SAM, IT IS HISTORIC WHAT IS GOING ON THE QUESTION IS, IS THERE BACKLASH? >> Reporter: THEY ARE SPEAKING WITH FORMER DRIVERS, THE VAST MAJORITY OF DRIVERS WANT TO LISTEN AND THEY WANT PEOPLE TO FEEL COMFORTABLE THERE IS A TRUCK SERIES DRIVER WHO POSTED ON FACEBOOK LAST NIGHT THAT BECAUSE OF THE CHANGE, HE SAYS HE IS DONE AT THE END OF THE SEASON, BUT THAT APPEARS TO BE THE EXCEPTION, NOT THE RULE

>> LET'S TURN TO A NEW ERA AND NASCAR, AS WE HAD MENTIONED THIS BORED IS TAKING A STAND, BANNING DISPLAYS OF CONFEDERATE FLAGS AT ALL OF THE EVENTS THAT IS A FIXTURE AND NASCAR SOUTHERN CULTURE FOR DECADES BUBBA WALLACE, THE ONLY FULL- TIME AFRICAN-AMERICAN DRIVER, AND THE ONE WHO CALLED FOR THE CHANGE TOOK TO THE TRACK AT MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY AND A STOCK-CAR EMBLAZONED WITH A BLACK LIVES MATTER BEFORE THE RACE HE TALKED ABOUT THE BIG MOMENT >> THE BIGGEST RACE OF MY CAREER, RIGHT HERE

I AM EXCITED FOR IT I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT THIS RACE GOING INTO IT, I JUST TRIED TO RAISE TO CHANGE THE WORLD >> BUBBA WALLACE JOINS US THIS MORNING THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME

YOU CALLED FOR THE FLAG TO BE BANNED ON MONDAY, NASCAR BANNED THE FLAG ON WEDNESDAY WERE YOU SURPRISED AT ALL BY THE SPEED WITH WHICH NASCAR MOVED? WHAT DID IT SAY TO YOU ABOUT THE MOMENT? >> WE STARTED HAVING A CONVERSATION LAST WEEK, TALKING TO STEVE PHELPS, THE PRESIDENT OF NASCAR BEING THERE, BEING VOCAL WITH HIM HE'S A GREAT FRIEND OF MINE I SAID IF I CROSS THE LINE, WE HAVE TO GET THROUGH IT I'VE SEEN TOO MANY COMMENTS AND STORIES FROM FANS, FIRST-TIME FANS I COME TO A RAISE, AND, THE FIRST THING THEY SAY IS I HAVE SEEN THE CONFEDERATE FLAG FLYING AND IT MAKES ME UNCOMFORTABLE

YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE ANYONE OW FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE IT IS NOT ABOUT A RAISE IT IS ABOUT WALKING INTO AN EVENT, AND FEELING LIKE YOU ARE UNCOMFORTABLE YOU WANT CHANGE IT IS ABOUT SPEAKING OUT FOR PEOPLE THAT SHOW UP TO THE RACE TRACK AND FIELD THAT WAY

IT IS — I HAVE TO GIVE A LOT OF KUDOS TO NASCAR HATS OFF TO EVERYONE INVOLVED FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN THEY PUSH THE ENVELOPE AND THEY PUSH THE MESSAGE ACROSS THAT WE WANT CHANGE IT STARTS FROM THE ROOTS WE HAVE TO GO FROM THE GROUND UP AND IMPLEMENT WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO STAY AND OUR MESSAGE

>> FOR FOLKS NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE SPORT, IT IS A SPORT THAT IS STEEPED IN SOUTHERN CULTURE THEY GOT IT STARTED BECAUSE GUYS WERE RUNNING LIQUOR SO THEY HAD TO OUTFIT THEIR CARS AND MAKE EETHEM FASTER TO GET AWAY FROM COPS THE FLAG, THE RACES THAT I HAVE BEEN TO AS A FAN AND AS A JOURNALIST, IT IS EVERYWHERE SHIRTS, THE INFIELD, HOW IS THIS GOING TO ENFORCE THE BAN? ARE YOU CONCERNED IT WILL BE ABANDONED NAME ONLY? >> WE WILL TAKE STRICT MEASURES DO NOT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN IF IT DOES NOT, IT'S ANOTHER CONVERSATION I WILL HAVE

I AM NOT SURE EXACTLY WHAT NASCAR IS PLANNING ON THIS FANS ARE STARTING TO COME BACK HERE AND A COUPLE OF WEEKS THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS THAT UNFOLD FOR THE SCHOOL AND THE NATION, AND THE WORLD WE ARE PIECING IT TOGETHER, DAY BY DAY WE WILL JUST CONTINUE TO PUSH ON, AND DEAL WITH THE THREAT

>> THE LION SHARE OF THE FELLOW DRIVERS ARE ON BOARD WITH THIS THERE'S A PART-TIME TRUCK SERIES DRIVER THAT CAME OUT, SAYING HE WILL BE RETIRING AT THE END OF THE YEAR BECAUSE OF NASCAR'S DECISION WHAT WOULD YOU SAY RSRSTO HIM T MARK FOLKS THAT HAVE SAID FOR YEARS NOW THAT THE FLAG IS ABOUT HERITAGE, NOT HATE? >> YEAH I WAS BAFFLED BY IT HONESTLY I SAW THAT COMMENT, I THINK HE JUST WANTED TO END HIS CAREER AND NO LONGER BE A PART OF NASCAR

I WOULD ENCOURAGE NASCAR TO STEP UP AND LOOK AT THAT, YEAH — I MESAW A COMMENT WHERE IT W A SIGN OF HERITAGE, TO A LARGE GROUP OF PEOPLE IT IS A SIGN OF HATE AND OPPRESSION A LOT OF NEGATIVE AND BAD THINGS COME TO MIND HAVE IT AT YOUR HOUSE, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO A SPORTING EVENT, WE NEED INCLUSION WE ARE TRYING TO BRING EVERYONE TOGETHER AND ENJOY A SPORTING EVENT, CHEER FOR YOUR FAVORITE DRIVER DON'T BE SHY AND INTROVERTED ABOUT, OR BECAUSE OF THE CONFEDERATE FLAG

THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST WITH NOTHING HOLDING THEM BACK IF THE FLAG IS HOLDING THEM BACK, THEN, TAKE IT DOWN JUST FOR THE ETSPORTING EVENT YOU DON'T HAVE TO GET RID OF IT IN YOUR LIFE COMPLETELY >> YOU PROBABLY PICKED UP A WHOLE SLEW OF FANS YESTERDAY, YOU REALIZE THAT, RIGHT? >> YES, I TOLD EVERYONE THAT WE HAVE A LOT OF FIRST-TIME WATCHERS WHICH WAS SUPER INCREDIBLE N A LOT FROM THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY THAT NEVER WOULD HAVE GIVEN NASCAR A CHANCE

SO MANY COMMENTS THAT I READ, THEY WERE ALL ABOUT HOW NASCAR'S APPROACH TO EVERYTHING HAS OPENED THEIR EYES PEOPLE HAVE TEBEEN ASKING — MY FAVORITE ONE WAS ALEC HE WAS ASKING WHEN THE NEXT RACE WAS A LAP BY LAP UPDATE EVERYONE WANTS TO SEE THIS

IT WAS A BIG PARTY, AND, I HOPE THAT FOR THE FUTURE AS WELL WE ENCOURAGE ALL BACKGROUNDS AND ALL RACES TO COME AND ENJOY OUR CRAZY SPORT, IT IS ACTION- PACKED >> A TRAILBLAZER IN NASCAR, THANK YOU BOBBY >> THANK YOU, BROTHER, HAVE A GOOD DAY >> LET ME TELL YOU THAT WE ARE SEEING AN UPTICK IN PASSENGER TRAVEL

ONLY 87,000 PEOPLE TRAVEL NATIONALLY WE ARE NOW UP TO 330,000, THAT IS DOWN 2 MILLION FROM A YEAR AGO, BUT WHEN I FLEW FROM BALTIMORE TO ORLANDO, MOST PEOPLE THAT I HAD FOUND WHERE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS, BUT NOT EVERYONE WAS KEEPING THEIR DISTANCE >> FOR ANY FREQUENT FLYER, YOU WILL NOTICE AS SOON AS YOU ARRIVE AT THE TERMINAL, THIS IS NOT THE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE YOU HAVE COME TO KNOW THE NORMALLY BUSTLING BWI MARSHALL, I HAVE FOR SOUTHWEST >> OUTSIDE OF BALTIMORE, EVERYONE YOU SEE IS WEARING A MASK

>> NO HOLDUPS AT THE SECURITY CHECKPOINT, REGULAR ROR PRE- CHECK >> THE FASTEST I HAVE EVER BEEN THROUGH A TSA CHECKPOINT >> ONCE INSIDE, SCARES CROWDS AND THE HALLWAYS AND EATERIES, THEY INSTALL HAND SANITIZER STATIONS AMONG THOSE WEARING A MASK — >> I'M WORRIED ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE BUT THE AFTER OUR COLLEAGUE JOSEPH FARAH SHARED HIS EXPERIENCE OF POSSIBLY CONTRACTING THE VIRUS IN FLIGHT THROUGH HIS EYES, I WORE GLASSES AND GOGGLES

WE BOARDED THE FLIGHT IN SMALL GROUPS, BUT PRIOR TO GETTING ON — >> A LOT TOF PEOPLE, WE TAKE EXTRA STEPS TO DISINFECT PLANS >> Reporter: I WAS NOT THE ONLY ONE SANITIZING MY AREA WITH WIPES WITH THE FLIGHT ABOUT TWO THIRDS FULL, VAST MAJORITY OF THE MIDDLE SEATS WERE LEFT OPEN ALONG WITH HATRYING TO SPREAD PEOPLE OUT, AIRLINES ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO SCREEN PASSENGERS UNITED IS NOW THE FIRST MAJOR CARRIER TO GIVE TRAVELERS A SELF-HELP ASSESSMENT BEFORE CHECK-IN

THEY ASKED US TO CONFIRM THAT PEOPLE HAD NOT BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 ANY SYMPTOMS LIKE A FEVER OR COUGH, OR COME INTO CONTACT WITH SOMEONE DIAGNOSED? SOMETHING THAT YOU MAY KNOW THAT IS UTMISSING ON YOUR NEXT FLIGHT, SNACKS AND DRINKS SOUTHWEST SUSPENDS THAT SERVICE FOR FLIGHTS THAT ARE LESS THAN 250 MILES JET BLUE LIMITS FOOD AND REPLACES GLASSWARE WITH SINGLE- USE CUPS IN FLORIDA IT IS TIME FOR MY RETURN FLIGHT, AND ORLANDO FEWER MASKS ARE AT THE TERMINAL

>> YOU DON'T HAVE A MASS? >> I JUST TOOK IT OFF BECAUSE I AM SWEATING I CANNOT BREATHE I HAVE BAD ANXIETY I WAS HYPERVENTILATING I HAD TO TAKE IT OFF FOR A MOMENT

>> Reporter: LIKE MY FLIGHT, THE RETURN FLIGHT WAS TWO THIRDS FULL WITH EVERYONE WEARING A MASK ON BOARD UPON LANDING, THE EFFORTS TO SOCIAL DISTANCE AND WENT OUT THE DOOR PASSENGERS JUMPED UP, PACKING THE AISLE TO BE FIRST TO DEPLANE AS IT RELATES TO YOUR TSA EXPERIENCE, THINGS ARE CHANGING LET ME WALK HER HOW THINGS WILL CHANGE AT THE TSA CHECKPOINT WHEN YOU SHOW UP

TO BEGIN WITH THEY ARE GOING TO PUT PLEXIGLAS IN FRONT OF YOU, WHEN YOU SHOW UP YOU WILL HAVE 12 OUNCES OF HAND SANITIZER IN A PLASTIC BAG RECALL THAT IT WAS A THREE OUNCE LIMIT, NOW IT IS UP TO 12 OUNCES YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND HAVE YOUR BOARDING PASS YOU MUST NGSCAN IT YOURSELF THERE MUST BE PLASTIC SHIELDING BETWEEN YOU AS A TSA AGENT, A PLEXIGLAS TO PROTECT THEM AS WELL

YOU CAN ALSO BRING YOUR OWN FOOD INVESTED IN A PLASTIC BAG TSA SAYS THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO TOUCH THE BAG IF YOU HAVE A RECENTLY EXPIRED DRIVER'S LICENSE, OR SINCE MARCH 1, THEY WILL ALLOW THAT TO BE CARRIED IN USE AT THE TSA CHECKPOINT, UP UNTIL NOW, YOU HAD TO HAVE AN ACTIVE AND REAL DRIVERS LICENSE, BUT NOW, IF THEY'RE EXPIRED, YOU CAN USE IT >> BY THE WAY, TOM, IF YOU SHOW UP, AND THE FLIGHT IS FULL AND YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE, DO YOU HAVE ANY OPTIONS? >> ALL THE AIRLINES HAVE SAID IF YOU'RE NOT COMFORTABLE, YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND REQUEST A DIFFERENT FLIGHT

YOU CAN FLY LATER IN THE DAY KEEP IN MIND THAT THERE ARE FEWER FLIGHTS TODAY THAN THERE WERE BACK IN JANUARY OR FEBRUARY YOU MIGHT HAVE TO WAIT A WHILE KEEP IN MIND THAT BECAUSE THERE ARE FEWER FLIGHTS, MORE AND MORE OF THEM ARE LIKE THE FLIGHT I WAS ON, TWO THIRDS FULL IT IS NOT LIKE YOU WILL FLY AN EMPTY FLIGHT ANYMORE

>> THANK YOU, I THINK THAT EVERYONE AGREES THAT TO THE GOGGLES, THE MASKS, THE GLASSES, YOU WEAR IT WELL YOU LOOK LIKE A SUPERHERO I THINK YOU LOOK GOOD >> I KNOW YOU KNOW WHAT? SOME OF THIS WAS MY WIFE SAYING IF YOU'RE GOING TO GET ON THE PLANE, YOU HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL

I TOOK ALL OF MOTHE PRECAUTIONS >> YOU LEARNED WELL >> THANK YOU, TOM NA >> AT THE CENTER OF A FIRESTORM, REASSURE FOLKS AND THE COMMUNITY AND OFFICERS AND THE DEPARTMENT WITH THE FUTURE OF POLICING >> THIS MORNING, MINNEAPOLIS POLICE CHIEF MADERO ELIZONDO I CALLING FOR CHANGE HE SAYS THAT POWERFUL POLICE UNIONS ARE MAKING IT HARD TO FIRE BAD COPS, BUT HE IS CUTTING OFF CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE ONE IN MINNEAPOLIS AND PROMISING TO LOOK CLOSELY AT OFFICER PERFORMANCE DATA, IDENTIFYING SIGNS OF MISCONDUCT

>> RACES PART OF THE AMERICAN POLICING SYSTEM WE WILL NEVER EVOLVE IN THE PROFESSION IF WE DO NOT ADDRESS IT HEAD-ON >> THE MAJORITY OF CITY COUNCIL HERE HAS PLEDGED TO DISMANTLE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT THE MAYOR SAYS HE WILL NOT GO THAT FAR >> IF YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A CULTURE SHIFT AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, I'M ON BOARD

IF YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT ABOLISHING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, I AM NOT >> DEREK SHELDON IS CHARGED WITH SECOND-DEGREE MURDER AFTER PROSECUTORS SAY THAT HE STAYED ON GEORGE FLOYD'S NECK FOR NINE MINUTES NBC NEWS NOW HAS LEARNED THAT DEREK CHAUVIN WAS IN PLEA NEGOTIATIONS BEFORE , BUT THE TALKS FELL THROUGH >> IF YOU COULD BE IN THE SAME ROOM WITH YDEREK CHAUVIN , WHA WOULD YOU SAY TO HIM? >> I WOULD NOT BE IN THE SAME ROOM WITH HIM >> Reporter: DEREK CHAUVIN AND FLOYD WORKED AT A LOCAL CLUB, BUT THEY DO NOT KNOW EACH OTHER WELL

THE FORMER OWNERS SAID THAT DEREK CHAUVIN WAS AGGRESSIVE ON THE JOB, DEPLOYING PEPPER SPRAYN QUICKLY, ADDING THAT HE FELT UNSAFE AROUND BLACK CUSTOMERS >> HE WAS INTIMIDATED BY THEM >> THREE OTHER OFFICERS ARE CHARGED WITH FLOYD'S DEATH, AND HAS BEEN RELEASED ON BAIL REDONDO GREW UP HERE HE IS THE CITY'S FIRST BLACK POLICE CHIEF

TWO WEEKS AGO HE HAD WATCHED PART OF THE CITY BURN >> THIS IS A CITY THAT I LOVE THIS IS THE CITY THAT HAS TAKEN MAN >> OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS, WHAT WAS YOUR BIGGEST REGRET? >> THAT HUMANITY WAS NOT THERE FOR MR FOR THE WAY THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN

>> ATTORNEYS DECLINED TO NI COMMENT, THE POLICE UNION CALLED MR FLOYD'S DEATH SENSELESS THE QUESTION WAS WHETHER OR NOT THE POLICE CHIEF AND THE MAYOR COULD VIOLATE STATE LAW BY PULLING OUT A NEGOTIATION THEY ARE WILLING TO COLLABORATE >>> GOOD MORNING GUYS A, OTHER THEME PARKS ARE OPENING, OR SEND OPEN

AS YOU RURUKNOW, IT WILL BE A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE FOR VISITORS WHEN THEY COME FOR INSTANCE, IT WAS BEFORE CORONAVIRUS THAT THE VISITORS COULD COME HERE AND SEE THE DOLPHINS AND TOUCH THE DOLPHINS BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS, FOR THE TIME BEING, NO FEEDING, NO TOUCHING >> THE WHALES HAVE BEEN WAITING, SO HAVE THE FLAMINGOS SEA WORLD ORLANDO HAD REOPENED TODAY, FOR NEARLY 3 MONTHS OF THE ONLY VISITORS THAT THEY HAVE HAD OUR TRAINERS

>> WE ARE EXCITED TO WELCOME PEOPLE BACK >> IT WILL LOOK A LOT DIFFERENT THAN IT DID BEFORE CORONAVIRUS >> YOU COME INTO THE PARK, AND YOU ARE HIT WITH A TEMPERATURE CHECK WHAT HAPPENS IF VAIT TURNS OUT A DAY LIKE TODAY? >> WE LET YOU COOL DOWN FOR A FEW MINUTES, THEN WE TAKE YOUR AMATEUR AGAIN YOU WILL GET ANOTHER CHANCE

>> YOU ARE DOING IT THIS WAY, BECAUSE — >> YES, NO CONTACT, NO TOUCHING >> SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE REQUIRED FOR EVERYONE NEWLY ADDED SANITATION STATIONS, THE ORLANDO RESORT OPEN LASTLY, THE PARK WAS PART OF THE PARENT COMPANY NBC UNIVERSAL, LET AGAIN REDUCE THE NUMBER OF VISITORS WHICH MEANS A SOCIALLY DISTANCING LINES DARE SHORT >> I CAN SEE YOU SWEATING >> AREAS CAN NOW HAVE YOU TAKE OFF YOUR MASK AND YOU CAN HAVE A BREATHER

LEGOLAND HAS REOPENED AND DISNEY WORLD IS HOPING TO GET THE MAGIC BACK AT FOUR OF THEIR PARKS NEXT MONTH CALIFORNIA'S DISNEYLAND GOT THE GO-AHEAD TO REOPEN THEIR PARK IN JULY AS WELL UNIVERSAL CITY WALK IS OPEN FOR ALL THE PARKS, PRECAUTIONS GO HAND-IN-HAND WITH THE FUND THE GOAL IS TO GET THE INDUSTRY STARTED SLOWLY TO AVOID STUMBLES

THEME PARKS HAVE COLLECTIVELY LOST AN ESTIMATED $10 BILLION DUE TO THE PANDEMIC SEA WORLD AND OTHER PARTS HOPE TO MAKE A BIG SPLASH AMERICANS VENTURE BACK OUT IT >> WE WANTPR PEOPLE TO COME HER AND HAVE FUN WE WILL DO OUR BEST WHILE YOU'RE HERE TO LET YOU HAVE FUN AND YOU WILL HAVE A GOOD TIME

>> Reporter: WHEN YOU GO TO A PARK AND I HAVE PRESENTATIONS LIKE A DOLPHIN DOING SOME OF THEIR SWIMMING AROUND AND TURNS — USUALLY, YOU WOULD SIT IN A PRETTY COMPACT AREA NOT ONLY ARE THEY LIMITING THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE THAT COME IN, BUT THEY STAYS PEOPLE OUT EVERY OTHER ROW THE FAMILY CAN SIT TOGETHER BUT THERE'S A BIG SPACE BETWEEN YOU AND THE STRANGERS NEARBY THE IDEA IS TO BE DISTANT BUT LET PEOPLE GET BACK OUT BECAUSE AMERICA IN MANY WAYS IS TRYING TO GET BACK OUT >> ALL RIGHT, KERRY SANDERS, THANK YOU

>>> OUR GROCERY BILL HAS GONE UP 20 OR 30 PERCENT >> IS YELLOW FAMILY WITH TWO GROWING BOYS EATS EVERY MEAL AT HOME, REWORKING THEIR BUDGET >> YOU ARE LOOKING AT YOUR BILLS YOU ARE THINKING — THIS IS PAINFUL >> THE PAIN IS REAL

THE COST OF GROCERIES SPIKED AGAIN IIN MAY FISH AND EGGS ARE UP FOUR PERCENT COMPARED TO A YEAR AGO, IT IS EVEN HIGHER A DOZEN EGGS WENT UP B21 PERCE AT SEVERAL MEAT PROCESSING PLANTS, THEY GET BACK UP TO SPEED AFTER SHUTDOWN FOR COVERT CONCERNS, THE PRICE HIKES ARE DRIVEN BY PRESSURE AT THE SUPPLY CHAIN, KEEPING UP WITH GROCERY STORE DEMAND

>> DO YOU HAVE DIFFERENT CHOICES BASED ON WHERE YOU GO SHOPPING? >> YES PARENTS WILL BUY RIBS OR WHATEVER IS ON SALE WE WILL GO WITHIN THEM AND WE WILL SPLIT THINGS >> MANY PRICES WILL GO UP AS WELL >> DELTA REOPENED THEIR DINING AREA

OMAR GONZALEZ SAYS SHE VIHAS BE FORCED TO ADD A CORONAVIRUS SURCHARGE >> WE ARE NOT MAKING THE SAME PROFIT, BUT WE ARE TRYING TO BREAK EVEN OUR CUSTOMERS ARE OUR PRIORITY >> GROCERY STORES ARE NOTICING HIGHER PRICES YOU WILL SEE MORE VALUE PACKS

DISCOUNT STORES LIKE FOOD FOR LIFE, ALL THE AND DOLLAR GENERAL WILL TRY TO WIN OVER MORE SHOPPERS >> WHEN YOU DO MAIL-IN VOTING, BALLOTS, YOU ARE ASKING FOR FRAUD >> IS HE RIGHT? IT DOES A VOTING BY MAIL LEAD TO BRIGGED ELECTIONS? >> IT IS A VERY DANGEROUS THING FOR THE COUNTRY >> THERE IS NO EVIDENCE FOR THAT ASSERTION >> THEY RUN A PRESTIGIOUS ELECTION PROGRAM

>> ALL OF THE EVIDENCE IS TO THE CONTRARY >> CASES OF FRAUD, MAIL-IN AND ABSENTEE BALLOTS, EXPERTS SAY THAT IT IS EXTREMELY RARE SO, WHAT ABOUT THE HUNDREDS OF EXAMPLES CONSERVATIVE ALLIES ID PRESIDENT TRUMP AT THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION 2? INCIDENTS FOR POSSIBLE FRAUD? >> IF YOU LOOK AT THE BILLIONS OF VOTES CAST OVER TIME, THE FACT THAT THEY CAN COME UP WITH A FEW HUNDRED CASES, THAT SHOULD GIVE THAMERICANS CONFIDENCE THAT THERE IS A SYSTEM >> AMERICANS HAVE BEEN MAILING AND BALANCE OF THE CIVIL WAR, DOZENS OF STATES ARE CONSIDERING EXPANDING THE BOAT AT HOME SYSTEM, LIKE CALIFORNIA

>> EVERYBODY THAT WALKS IN CALIFORNIA WILL ATGET A BALLAD >> NOT TRUE SAYS GAVIN NEWSOM, WHO SAYS HE IS SENDING BALLOTS TO ALL REGISTERED VOTERS AT HOME THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS TAKING THEM TO COURT THEY ALREADY SENT BALLOTS TO EVERYONE AT HOME WITHOUT HAVIN TO ASK IN TWO DECADES, THE DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN CEMETERY OF STATE HAVE BEEN ENTHUSIASTIC SUPPORTERS

>> IT AS WELL EMBRACE >> IT IS WORKING WELL AND COLORADO AMBER McREYNOLDS RAN DENVER SELECT AND AND SEVEN YEARS AGO AS PART OF UPTHE PIONEERING GRO THAT GOT THE STATE TO ADOPT IT >> YOU CAN CHOOSE TO GO IN PERSON YOU CAN CHOOSE TO DROP OFF YOUR BALLOT, BECAUSE, WE ALLOCATE 2 SEVEN DROP BOXES

AC EVERY VOTER'S SIGNATURE WAS VERIFIED, AND BALLOTS CAN BE TRACED THE WAY A DELIVERY PACKAGES TRACE, DENVER VOTERS WILL RECEIVE A TEXT ON THEIR BALLOT HAS BEEN COUNTED, OR NOTIFY THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM >> THERE RNIS A RIGGED SYSTEM >> NONE OF THIS HAS DISSUADED THE PRESIDENT THAT CONCERNS US ALL >> HE IS RUNNING THE INTEGRITY OF THE ELECTORAL SYSTEM

AMERICANS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTLY THEN COMMIT VOTER FRAUD BY MAIL, OR IN A POLLING PLACE >>> AT HOUSTON'S METHADONE HOSPITAL, COVID-19 HOSPITALS ARE SEARCHING UP 40s PERCENT MOST, BUT NOT ORALL OF THE SICKEST PATIENTS, ELDERLY >> MEMORIAL DAY WAS A BIG FACTOR WE SAW MEMORIAL DAY, WE SAW ACCELERATION

I THINK PEOPLE LET THEIR GUARD DOWN >> THE SAME STORY AND PHOENIX >> WE HAVE SEEN AN INCREASED NUMBER OF CASES OF COVID-19 , PATIENTS ARE POSITIVE >> TEXAS AND ARIZONA AMONG NINE STATES THAT REPORT A JUMP AND HOSPITALIZATION THE BEST INDICATOR OF THE VIRUSES TOLL

ARKANSAS, NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA, MISSISSIPPI, AND UTAH ARE ON THE LIST THE AMERICAN NURSES ASSOCIATION REPORT 79 PERCENT OF NURSES ARE SAYING THAT THEY ARE ONCE AGAIN ENCOURAGED OR REQUIRED TO REUSE PPE >> GOWNS ARE IN SHORT SUPPLY IT KEEPS SHIFTING, BUT THE SHORTAGES ARE THERE >> STATES EXPAND TESTING, THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES ARE AT 2 MILLION WITH 113,000 DEATHS

883 DEATHS YESTERDAY MEANWHILE, AMERICA CONTINUES TO REOPEN, FROM AIRLINE PASSENGERS TO THE NAVY PIER, TO THE MALL OF AMERICA, TO MIAMI BEACH IT >> THE BEACH IS ONE OF THE SAFEST PLACES YOU CAN BE WE ARE OUTSIDE >> THREE VACCINE CANDIDATES WILL ENTER PHASE 3 CLINICAL TRIALS

FDA APPROVAL WILL COME BY EARLY 2021 HOW QUICKLY COULD D AMERICANS G A VACCINE? >> WE LDARE HELPING US TO GET T SPRING OF NEXT YEAR WE WILL HAVE DIFFERENT NEWS FOR PATIENTS >> NOT EVERYONE SEES AN INCREASE THE NEW >>JERSEY REPORTS A 40 PERCENT DECREASE OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS >> DEMONSTRATIONS CONTINUE ACROSS AMERICA, MORE EXAMPLES EMERGE OF POLICE USING FODEADLY FORCE, UNDERSCORING THE

SWEEPING DEMAND FOR CHANGE AND ACCOUNTABILITY THAT WE SEE WITH THE STORY, WE WILL WARN YOU, SOME OF THE IMAGES ARE DISTURBING >> MORE POLICE VIOLENCE, SOME OFFICIALS PUSHBACK OFFICERS ARE NOW BEING TARGETED IN CALIFORNIA, AN OFFICER SHOT WHEN SOMEONE OPENED FIRE ON THE POLICE STATION, HITTING A CAR BEFORE GETTING AWAY

THE SUSPECT WAS STILL AT LARGE PROTESTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND CHANCE OF I CAN BREATHE HAVE MORE CASES OF POLICE FORCE, NEWLY RELEASED HOME SECURITY FOOTAGE SHOWING WHAT HAPPENED THREE MONTHS AGO, WHEN POLICE TRIED TO ARREST ALICE WITH REPORTS OF SOMEONE OPENING CAR DOORS TODAY, J ENSLEY ORDERED AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION THE OFFICERS HAVE BEEN PLACED ON LEAVE

>> IF THEY LIED ABOUT IT, THEY NEED TO GO TO JAIL THAT IS OBSTRUCTION >> ANOTHER CASE, AS POLICE RELEASE A BODY CAM VIDEO THEY SHOW THE MOMENT BEFORE THE DEATH OF DEREK SCOTT POLICE WERE CALLED AFTER SCOTT WHO WAS ARMED GOT IN A FIGHT AT A TACO TRUCK

>> STOP RESISTING >> I CAN BREATHE EXHALATION POINT >> THERE ARE A LOT OF GEORGE FLOYD'S >> THE OFFICERS HAD OFFICIAL CLEARED — WERE OFFICIALLY CLEARED OF WRONGDOING AN OFFICER CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER, AND WHAT STARTED AS A TRAFFIC STOP, ENDED IN A CHOKEHOLD >> WE ARE SEEKING AN END TO THE VIOLENCE

>> IN AUSTIN, POLICE VIDEO SHOWS A MAN TELLING OFFICERS HE COULD NOT BREATHE INTERNAL AFFAIRS REVIEWS CONCLUDED THAT THE DEPUTY FOLLOWED GUIDELINES, AND NOW INTERNAL AFFAIRS IS UNDER INVESTIGATION >> I WOULD GIVE MY LIFE AND RETURN FOR MY SON TO BE HERE >> MILLIONS OF INTERACTIONS THEY HAD WITH THE PUBLIC, THE MAJORITY DON'T RESULT IN VIOLENCE 375 MILLION INTERACTIONS EVERY YEAR, OVERWHELMINGLY POSITIVE RESPONSES

I AM NOT DEREK CHAUVIN, THEY ARE NOT HIM >> THERE ARE CALLS FOR OVERSIGHT, POLICE REFORMS, BANNING CHOKEHOLD AND A FULL REVIEW OF THE USE OF FORCE A GROWING LIST OF CASES THAT ARE SCRUTINIZED BY SOCIETY AS A WHOLE >>> $20 — I AM ASKING YOU, IS THAT WHAT A BLACK MAN IS WORTH? $20? >>> ON CAPITOL HILL, AND EMOTIONAL AND RAW APPEAL, DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR HIS BROTHER GEORGE >> HE SAID HE COULD NOT BREATHE

HE PLEADED FOR HIS LIFE NOBODY CARED NOBODY THEY STILL DID NOT CARE JUSTICE HAS TO BE SERVED

YOU WOULD NOT EVEN DO THAT TO AN ANIMAL HIS LIFE MATTERED ALL OF OUR LIVES MATTER BLACK LIVES MATTER >> FLOYD DESCRIBE THE DESPAIR HE FELT WHEN HE WATCH AN OFFICER NAIL ON HIS BROTHERS NECK, EIGHT MINUTES S AND 46 SECONDS OF HORROR

>> JUST THINK ABOUT THAT VIDEO OVER AND OVER AGAIN EIGHT HOURS AND 46 MINUTES IT HURT SEEING MY BROTHER PLEAD FOR HIS LIFE WATCHING THAT OFFICER PUT HIS KNEE ON HIS NECK

>> HE DEMANDS THAT LAWMAKERS TAKE ACTION TO PREVENT OTHERS FROM DYING LIKE HIS BROTHER >> MAKE THE NECESSARY CHANGES, AND MAKE LAW ENFORCEMENT THE SOLUTION, NOT THE PROBLEM HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE, WHEN THEY DO SOMETHING WRONG TREAT PEOPLE WITH EMPATHY AND RESPECT >> LAWMAKERS STRIKE A BARI PARTISAN NOTE

>> TODAY IS THE URDAY TO SET YO POLITICS ASIDE >> IT IS NOT A DEMOCRATIC ISSUE, THIS IS AN AMERICAN ISSUE >> FLOYD'S PLEA WAS FOR CONGRESS TO SAY SOMETHING, WHILE DEMOCRATS WANT TO BAN CHOKEHOLD AND NO KNOCK WARRANTS, THE PRESIDENT IS NOT READY TO GO THAT FAR >> PRESIDENT DRUMM MET WITH AFRICAN-AMERICAN MEDIA PERSONALITIES AT THE WHITE HOUSE HE HAS COME UNDER FIRE FOR NOT RELEASING A PLAN TO ADDRESS THE CRISIS

>> WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE ECONOMICS AND YOU LOOK AT HOW WELL THE BLACK COMMUNITY HAS BEEN DOING UNDER THE ADMINISTRATION, NO ONE HAS DONE ANYTHING LIKE epTHIS >> THE PRESIDENT TWEETED A BASELESS CONSPIRACY Y THEORY ON THE DAY OF HIS FUNERAL, ACCUSING THE PROTESTER AND THE VIDEO, PUSHED BY POLICE, SAYING IT WAS A SET UP IT APPEARED ON OA FRENCH WEBSITE >>>> THE PRESIDENT DOES NOT REGRET LAW ENFORCEMENT MEN AND WOMEN ACROSS THE COUNTRY >> AS HER FLOYD, HE WAS OVERWHELMED BY GRIEF

A SIMPLE REQUEST TO THAT IS BROTHER DID NOT DIE IN VAIN >> I WISH I COULD GET HIM BACK >> RIGHT NOW, A POWERFUL SCENE UNFOLD ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE WHITE HOUSE ES GEORGE FLOYD'S BROTHER, MARCHING WITH PROTESTERS A, FISTS AND THE AIR AND EMOTIONS RAN HIGH AS THEY CALLED FOR CHANGE PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT HE WILL HOLD A CAMPAIGN RALLY IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA, SINCE THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS BEGAN

>>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD IT IS NBC NEWS NOW, STARTING AT 6:00 EASTERN >>> THE PANDEMIC HAS TURNED OUR WORLD UPSIDE DOWN, MORE STATES ARE DOING A SLOW ROLLOUT, LIFTING THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS WITH LESS THAN TWO PERCENT OF THE NATION TESTED >> IT IS THE 11th HOUR

FOR MYSE >> A BE HERE AND AFRICA I FEEL LIKE AS BLACK PEOPLE WE NEED TO COME BACK TO AFRICA >> THE 28-YEAR-OLD MOVED ACROSS THE CAPITAL IN SEARCH OF A NEW BEGINNING A SLOWER PIECE OF LIFE, A WAY TO EXPLORE ANCESTRY MORE DEEPLY >> I AM DRIVING RIGHT NOW

THIS IS MY SECOND TIME DRIVING >> SHE WAS VISITED THERE EARLIER THIS YEAR, BEFORE THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC WE LOOK AT WHAT LIFE IS LIKE FOR AMERICANS I LIVE IN GHANA >> WE ARE FINISHED COOKING AND WE WILL TAKE IT TO THE TRUCK >> SHE HONORS HER FAMILY AND CONNECTS CULTURE, BY SERVING JAMAICAN FARE THAT IS BLENDED WITH A FEW LOCAL DISHES

SPICY JERK CHICKEN AREA FISH AND PORK SERVED WITH RICE >> HAD HIS LOVE YOU HAVE TO GIVE THEM WHAT THEY LOVE, RIGHT? I HAVE A SENSE OF BELONGING I FEEL AT HOME

IN ORDER TO KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING YOU NEED TO KNOW YOU COME FROM OUT A LOT OF THE TIMES, WE ARE LOST BECAUSE WE DO NOT KNOW WHERE WE CAME FROM ONCE YOU FIND YOUR ROUTE, THERE IS A SENSE OF CONFIDENCE KNOWING THAT MY PEOPLE FOUGHT FOR ME TO BE HERE TODAY >> SHE IS ONE OF THOUSANDS OF BLACK AMERICANS LIVING THERE IT MARKS 400 YEARS SENSE ENSLAVED BLACK PEOPLE HAD FIRST ARRIVED IN AMERICA

HONORING RESILIENCE OF BLACK PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD COUNTRIES ALONG THE WEST AFRICAN COAST, INCLUDING, ARE CENTRAL TO THE TRANS-ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE THE DOCTOR TEACHES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA >> THE TRANS-ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE SOLD MILLIONS OF AFRICAN PEOPLE, FROM THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA AFRICAN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DISCONNECTED FROM THEIR CULTURE AND LAND

>> HERE AT THE SLAVE CASTLE, ENSLAVED PEOPLE WERE SEPARATED BY GENDER, CHAINED TOGETHER AND DUNGEONS, BEATEN, RAPED, ABUSED NO RETURN WOULD SYMBOLIZE THE HORROR THAT THEY LEFT BEHIND ON THE CONMEN A GENERATION OF SYSTEMIC OPPRESSION THAT THEY WOULD FACE IN AMERICA >> IT IS NOT ALL DOOM AND GLOOM WE SURVIVED

WE ARE MUSIC ICONS, FASHION ICONS AFRICA IS STILL THERE >> JOSH EDINBURGH AS A TOUR GUIDE, HAS LIVED IN, HIS WHOLE LIFE >> THE MORE THE AFRICAN COUNTRY EXPANDS, THE GAP WILL BE CLOSED >> IT IS A GOOD TIME TO BE BLACK AND PROMOTE WHO WE ARE

FOR ME — >> IT WAS FUELED BY INFLUENCERS AND CELEBRITIES, DRAWING PEOPLE BACK TO AFRICA TO BUILD CONNECTIONS AND NETWORK, AND THE BACKDROP OF MUSICA, AND HISTORY SERVING ON THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE, IT IS ABOUT BUILDING DEEPER TIES WITH THE COMMUNITY >> YES, WE GET A DEEPER KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT THE RETURN MEANS FROM A SOCIAL STANDPOINT >> IS HERE, GHANA EXPANDS THE INITIATIVE, GOING THE ON THE RETURN BY INVITING BLACK PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS ACROSS BORDERS

>> AT THE DESIGN STUDIO, ENTREPRENEURS FOCUS ON TRANSFORMING AFRICA, AND GATHER TO BRAINSTORM NEW IDEAS >> WE TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAY 200 YEARS AFTER THE LEGACY THAT TRANSFORMED MY COMMUNITY, BUT MY CHILDREN'S CHILDREN CAN COME BACK AND DISCOVER AFRICA AND BEYOND >> GHANA OFFICIALS ARE CONTINUING TO FOSTER THOSE CONNECTIONS THE COUNTRY IS MAKING VISA APPROVAL EASIER, AND GRANTING CITIZENSHIP FOR SPECIAL PROGRAMS THE GOVERNMENT HOPES TO INCREASE THE ANNUAL NUMBER OF TOURISTS FROM 1 MILLION TO 8 MILLION BY 2027

TOURISM OFFICIALS SAY THE MONEY THAT WAS BROUGHT AND GOES DIRECTLY INTO THE LOCAL ECONOMY >> GHANA IS A LAND OF OPPORTUNITY >> AND INCENSE WE GET MORE NATIONALS COMING IN WHAT I AM HOPING WILL HAPPEN IS THAT WE CAN HAVE THE EXCHANGE AROUND ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT THAT I SEE IN GHANA'S YOUTH ALREADY >> NFL VETERAN MICHAEL JAKES IN SAYS HIS THREE TRIPS TO GHANA SET ALIGHT ON HIS OWN HISTORY

>> A LOT OF US DON'T KNOW ABOUT OUR OWN HERITAGE A LOT OF OUR HISTORY, IT IS HARD TO FIND IT IS HARD TO FIGURE OUT WHERE WE COME FROM, WHAT IS OUR HISTORY >> HE IS BUYING A PIECE OF LAND , AND WILL BUILD A VACATION HOME HE SAYS ECONOMIC INVESTMENT IN AFRICA IS CRITICAL

>> THEY MAKE THE JOURNEY BACK TO THEIR HOMELAND THEY ARE REALLY BUILDING A STRONG, UNIFIED AFRICA IT >> IT IS AN APPEALING PROSPECT FOR BLACK AMERICANS WHO FEEL DISPLACED, OR AFRAID AND THE US PROTESTS ERUPTED AROUND THE COUNTRY OVER THE DEATH OF GEORGE LLOYD AND MINNEAPOLIS

AFTER VIDEO SURFACED SHOWING A POLICE OFFICER KNEELING ON FLOYD'S NECK FOR EIGHT MINUTES, 26 SECONDS, AS FLOYD SAID I CANNOT BREATHE MULTIPLE TIMES THREE OTHER OFFICERS WERE ON THE SCENE ALL FOUR OFFICERS WERE FIRED, AND LATER ARRESTED THE OFFICER AT THE CENTER OF THE CASE WAS CHARGED WITH SECOND-DEGREE MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER THREE OTHER OFFICERS WERE CHARGED WITH AIDING AND ABETTING SECOND-DEGREE MURDER

IN 2014, THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT BECAME WIDELY RECOGNIZED AFTER ACTIVISTS TOOK TO THE STREETS, CALLING FOR JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL BROWN AS HE WAS FATALLY SHOT BY A POLICE OFFICER IN MISSOURI ONE MONTH EARLIER, 43-YEAR-OLD ERIC GARNER DIED WHILE BEING PHYSICALLY RESTRAINED BY A POLICE OFFICER IN NEW YORK IN THE CASE OF BROWN AND GARDNER, THE GRAND JURY DID NOT INDICT THE OFFICER, NEITHER COMMITTED CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BETWEEN 2013 AND 2018, BLACK MEN AND BOYS WERE 2 1/2 TIMES MORE LIKELY THAN WHITE MEN, TO DIE AND ENCOUNTERS WITH POLICE BLACK WOMEN 1 1/2 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE KILLED THAN WHITE WOMEN

>> TALKING ABOUT THIS AND AMERICA >> RAISED IN MARYLAND, THEY DECIDED TO LIVE HERE, DISHEARTENED BY RACISM IN AMERICA >> YOU THINK AMERICA'S GREAT, BUT, YOUR BODY IS WEAPON NICE EVERYONE THINKS IT'S NORMAL YOU GO SOMEWHERE ELSE, AND IT IS SEEN AS VIOLENT AND DISRUPTIVE >> THEY GO HOME TO SOMEONE SAYING OPPRESSIVE DIFFICULT ENVIRONMENTS, FOR YOUNG BLACK MEN AND WOMEN

PEOPLE ARE BEING KILLED BY THE POLICE BEING KILLED AND THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD, THEY GO HOME WITH A SENSE OF RENEWAL AND HOPE >> GHANA HAS A POPULATION OF 29 MILLION IT IS POLITICALLY STABLE AND THE ECONOMY IS DRIVEN BY GOALS, KOEGEL AND OIL THEY BROKE FREE FROM COLONIAL RULE IN 1957

>> GHANA AND THE US ESTABLISHED A DIPLOMATIC RELATIONSHIP, AND THE LATE 1950s IN 1961, GHANA AS PRESIDENT AND JOHN F KENNEDY HAD THIS TO SAY — >> WE HAVE A SENSE OF CONTINUED COOPERATION

>> THE PRESIDENT SPENT TIME IN HARLEM, NEW YORK, THE CENTER OF BLACK THOUGHT AND CULTURE, THE COMMUNITY WAS IMPORTANT WITH CONNECTING GHANA AND AMERICA IN THE LATE 1950s AND 60s, LIKE MY ANGELO, MOVED TO GHANA THEY ALL EXPLORE THEIR POLITICAL ACTIVISM, AND PERSONAL IDENTITIES >> IT WAS REASSURING, THERE ARE SO MANY AFRICANISMS, I THOUGHT THEY WERE BLACK AMERICANISM'S GETTING ABOUT MY ANCESTORS ALL THE TIME, I WONDER HOW THEY FEEL

COMING BACK TO AFRICA >> THE TRANSITION — LAUNCHING THE BUSINESS IS A WORK IN THE PROGRESS OF >> AROUND 8:00, I WILL CALL THE STAFF, THEY WILL BE THERE AT 10:00 AND START FOR THE DAY >> SHE HAS HAD TO FIND EMPLOYEES AND TRAINERS STAFF ON HOW TO SEASON JERK CHICKEN HER WAY IT IS ALSO THE CHALLENGE OF NAVIGATING WHERE THEY ARE ALLOWED TO PARK

>> THEY COME HERE, THEY OPEN UP WE WAIT FOR PEOPLE TO COME >> SHE SAYS SHE WOULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN >> I LOOK FORWARD TO THINGS AND GHANA I HOPE I INFLUENCED OTHER AMERICANS TO COME HERE

>> THERE ARE PROGRAMS THAT UP TO DO THAT TOO BIRTHRIGHT AFRICA TAKES TEENAGERS AND YOUNG ADULTS — TRAVEL COMPANIES CURATE EXPERIENCES FOR BLACK MILLENNIAL'S TO VISIT MANY OF WHOM ARE NOT ONLY INTERESTED IN TRAVEL, BUT THEY NOW HAVE TECHNOLOGY TO TRACE GENEALOGY NOT EVERYONE WHO MOVES TO GHANA NECESSARILY HAS ANCESTRAL ROOTS THAT CONNECT TO THE COUNTRY >> WHETHER YOU ARE RELATED TO GHANA OR NOT, IT GIVES YOU A COMPLETE PICTURE OF A HUMAN BEING

IT IS HEALTHY AS A BLACK PERSON TO FIGURE OUT HOW DO I TRANSFORM HUMANITY? >> FOR HER, IT IS ONLY THE BEGINNING OF WHAT SHE SAYS IS ALREADY A SUCCESSFUL TRANSFORMATION >> CONNECTIONS, HELP, AND ROOTS AND ANOTHER HOME COUNTRY'S HOT PHOENIX, ARIZONA GOOD MORNING, ERIN >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING, HODA

>>> NATIONWIDE, THE NUMBERS ARE STAGGERING, 2 MILLION CONFIRMED CASES, AN ARIZONA THE NUMBER OF CASES SKYROCKET SO MUCH SO THAT PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS WARNED HOSPITALS TO PREPARE FOR AN INTENSE SITUATION >>> 21 STATES NOW SEE AN INCREASE IN CASES OVER THE PAST WEEK, FLORIDA AND NEW MEXICO, CASES ARE UP OVER 40 PERCENT IN ARKANSAS AND UTAH, STATEWIDE STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS CASES GO UP 60 PERCENT WEDNESDAY, THE GOVERNOR RAN FOR REELECTION AND ANNOUNCED THAT HE HAS KEPT IT POSITIVE

SPIKES AND HOSPITALIZATIONS AS WELL FROM THE CAROLINAS TO ARIZONA, LAST WEEK CASES SEARCHED AT AN ALARMING 93 PERCENT >> ARIZONA HEALTH OFFICIALS NOW URGE HOSPITALS TO ACTIVATE EMERGENCY PLANS THE LARGEST HOSPITAL GROUP IS RUN IN ARIZONA, AND THEY SAY THE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO RISE, AND THEY WILL REACH ICU CAPACITY >> IS ARIZONA A CAUTIONARY TRAIL ? >> IT IS A CAUTIONARY TALE IF YOU'RE NOT PHYSICALLY DISTANCING AND DOING THE OTHER ACTIVITIES, THERE IS A PRICE TO PAY

>> THEY REOPENED BACK IN MID- MAY, THE GOVERNOR IS OFTEN SEEN WITHOUT A MASK HE SAYS ARIZONA IS NOT IN CRISIS, AND HAS HOSPITAL CAPACITY CONTRIBUTING THE SPIKE IN CASES TO MORE TESTING >> AS YOU CAN INCREASE AND TESTING, YOU WILL SEE AN INCREASE IN CASE >> THEY 2 PEOPLE'S BEHAVIOR, AND AUDIO, THE TASK BOARD CALL — VICE PRESIDENT PENS AND DR

DEBORAH BURKE WORRY ABOUT A SPIKE IN CASES, AND TWO WEEKS FROM NOW AFTER THE RECENT PROTESTS NATIONWIDE >> STABILITY, AND THE LEVEL OF PROTESTS, NOT ALL OF THEM WORE MASKS WORE MASKS >> Reporter: BIRX WARNED STATES NEED TO PREPARE FOR A NEW SURGE AS THEY CONTINUE TO REOPEN TASK FORCE ALSO SAYS IT'S CONCERNED ABOUT THE NUMBER OF TESTING CENTERS DESTROYED NATIONWIDE

AT LEAST 70, THEY SAY ALSO, THE BIG MESSAGE HERE FROM THE BIG G MESSAGE HERE, WHERE MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCE AS STATES REOPEN >> YOU HAVE SEEN THE NUMBERS, HOW CONCERNING IS THE SPIKE IN CASES AND WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE IT TO? >> GOOD MORNING AND THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME THE NUMBERS ARE CONCERNING ESPECIALLY IN STATES LIKE NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA, FLORIDA AND CONSISTENT INCREASES IT IS TWO WEEKS AFTER MEMORIAL DAY THAT WE ARE SEEING THIS

THAT IS WHAT WE WERE WORRIED ABOUT I HAD HOPED THAT PEOPLE WOULD SPEND MORE TIME OUTSIDE AND WE WOULD NOT SEE SUCH A BIG INCREASE IT IS MORE CONCERNING THAN I HAD HOPED IT WOULD BE AT THIS POINT >> THAT RAISES THE QUESTION, WE HAVE SEEN THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE OUT ON THE STREETS NIGHT AFTER NIGHT SUMMER PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WEARING MASKS YET WE HAVE SEEN IMAGES THAT THEY HAD TOGETHER

TO WORRY ABOUT A FURTHER SURGE BECAUSE OF THAT? >> I DO WE WILL SEE MORE CASES THE KEY IS THAT PEOPLE NEED TO WEAR A MASK I HAVE SEEN PROTESTS WHERE MOST ARE WEARING AND SOME ARE NOT IT IS CRITICAL TO WHERE MASKS

WE HAVE SEEN FROM THE DATA COMING IN THAT CAN HELP A LOT >> LET'S TALK ABOUT THE SURGE OF CASES MANY PEOPLE SAY ARE WE TESTING MORE? DOESN'T THAT EXPLAIN THE NUMBERS? WHAT ARE THE NUMBERS THAT YOU LOOK OUT TO DETERMINE IF IT IS JUST BECAUSE OF ADDITIONAL TESTING THAT YOU GET ADDITIONAL NUMBERS >> WE HAVE BEEN BEHIND IN TESTING WE WERE MISSING MOST OF THE CASES OUT THERE

TESTING HAS GOTTEN BETTER THAT HELPS TESTING DOES NOT EXPLAIN INCREASES IN HOSPITALIZATION MORE PEOPLE ARE GETTING SICK AND NEEDING HOSPITAL CARE I THINK TESTING IS A PART OF THIS

I LOOK AT TESTING, CASES AND DEATHS AND REALLY TRY TO LOOK AT CASE NUMBERS AND ASK, HOW MUCH OF THAT CAN BE EXPLAINED BY TESTING? SOME CAN BE BUT NOT ALL OF IT I GO YOU HAVE A VERY DIRE PREDICTION ABOUT THE NUMBER OF DEATHS WE WILL SEE IN THIS COUNTRY BY THE END OF SUMMER, SEPTEMBER, 200,000 I BELIEVE THAT IS CONSERVATIVE CAN YOU EXPLAIN HOW YOU ARRIVED AT THAT NUMBER AND WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT THAT? >> YES THIS IS OBVIOUSLY VERY CONCERNING

WE HAVE BETWEEN 801,000 AMERICANS DYING EVERY DAY THAT'S FROM CORONAVIRUS YOU PUT THE MODELS OUT THERE IF WE DON'T HAVE ANYMORE SPIKES ALL SUMMER AND JUST A FLAT WE WILL HAVE 800 TO 1000 PEOPLE DYING DAILY THAT IS 25 TO 30,000 EVERY MONTH

OVER THE NEXT THREE MONTHS OF WE WILL CROSS 200,000 WE ARE AT 113,000 NOW IN SEPTEMBER WE WILL CROSS 200,000 WE WILL BE DONE THE PANDEMIC WILL BE WITH US UNTIL NEXT SPRING OR SUMMER WHEN WE HAVE A VACCINE

THIS IS NOT SLATED WE DON'T HAVE TO LIVE WITH THAT BUT WE DO HAVE TO GET PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS AND DO SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WHILE WE HAVE GOTTEN BETTER ON TESTING, WE ARE NOWHERE NEAR WHERE WE NEED TO BE WE NEED THE GOVERNMENT TO STEP UP AND DECIDE IT DOESN'T WANT TO HAVE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS DIE AND HAVE TESTING AND TRACING THAT IS WHAT IS MISSING >> NOT ANOTHER NATIONWIDE LOCKDOWN THAT WAS OBVIOUSLY DEVASTATING TO THE ECONOMY

WE THINK THERE IS SOMETHING SHORT OF THAT THAT WOULD MAKE AN IMPACT SO WE DON'T HAVE 200,000 DEATHS BY SEPTEMBER? >> YES THE KEY IS THE LONGER WE WAIT THE HARDER IT IS TO AVOID THE LOCKDOWN WE IGNORED THE VIRUS FOR ALL OF FEBRUARY AND THEN WE HAD TO SHUT DOWN THE DO EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO GET THE VIRUS UNDER CONTROL SO WE DON'T HAVE TO GO TO ANOTHER LOCKDOWN IN ORDER TO AVOID ALL THESE DEATHS I THINK WE CAN

WE ABSOLUTELY CAN NOBODY WANTS A LOCKDOWN IF WE ACT LIKE THE VIRUS ISN'T THERE OR IT HAS MAGICALLY GONE AWAY, WE WILL CONFRONTED UGLIER REALITY I WANT TO BE PROACTIVE >> DR

, IT'S GOOD TO GET YOUR PERSPECTIVE THIS MORNING THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING US I APPRECIATE IT >> PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL MEET WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS AND LEADERS WHEN HE TRAVELS TO DALLAS, TEXAS TODAY HE HAS GRAPPLED WITH HOW TO RESPOND TO THE CRISIS IN THE WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD'S DEAF

AN EMOTIONAL AND A POWERFUL MESSAGE FROM HIS BROTHER, STOP THE PAIN >> GEORGE FLOYD'S YOUNGER BROTHER JOINED LAWMAKERS ON BLACK LIVES MATTER PLAZA INSIDE OF THE WHITE HOUSE WEDNESDAY NIGHT IT WAS A DAY OF EMOTIONAL TESTIMONY ABOUT HIS BROTHER'S DEATH AND DELIVERING A PLEA TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, PLEASE, HE SAID HE COULDN'T BREATHE DEEPLY DID FOR HIS LIFE NOBODY CARED JUSTICE HAS TO BE SERVED

>> FLOYD DESCRIBE THE AGONY HE FELT AS HE WATCHED THE VIDEO OF AN OFFICER KNEELING ON HIS OLDER BROTHERS NECK FOR EIGHT MINUTES AND 46 SECONDS IT FELT LIKE EIGHT HOURS AND 46 MINUTES MY BROTHER WAS PLEADING FOR HIS LIFE WATCHING THE OFFICER JUST PUT HIS KNEE ON HIS NECK NOW CHALLENGING LAWMAKERS TO TAKE ACTION TO PREVENT OTHERS FROM DYING LIKE HIS BROTHER

>> TREAT PEOPLE WITH EMPATHY AND RESPECT TEACH THEM FORCE SHOULD BE USE RARELY >> PRESIDENT TRUMP TELLING HIS RECORD WITH BLACK VOTERS WHEN YOU LOOK HOW WELL THE BLACK COMMUNITY HAS BEEN DOING, NO ONE HAD DONE ANYTHING LIKE WE HAVE DONE >> THE PRESIDENT WILL SIT DOWN WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT IN DALLAS LATER TODAY

A SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL TELLS NBC NEWS THE PRESIDENT MIGHT ANNOUNCE THEM MEASURES ACCOMPLISHED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER WITH A PACKAGE OF POLICIES THE REFORMS BEING DISCUSSED IS A NATIONAL REGISTRY FOR POLICE OFFICERS AND CURBING NO KNOCK WARNS DEMOCRATS HAVE THEIR OWN POLICE REFORM PROPOSAL AS FOR MR FOLEY, HE WANTS ONE THING FOR HIS BROTHER

>> HE DID NOT DESERVE TO DIE OVER $20 I AM ASKING YOU, IS THAT WHAT A BLACK MAN IS WORTH? $20? >> PETER, GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: HODA, GOOD MORNING IT'S BEEN MORE THAN 100 DAYS SINCE PRESIDENT TRUMP LAST HOSTED A CAMPAIGN RALLY THE MEG MORE THAN 100 DAYS SINCE PRESIDENT TRUMP HOSTED A CAMPAIGN RALLY

THOUSANDS OF SUPPORTERS NOW BE PRESIDENT WILL RESTART HIS RALLIES'S PLANS ARE STIRRING CONTROVERSY AS THE PRESIDENT IS DISMISSING AN IDEA UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PENTAGON OF RENAMING BASES THAT HONOR CONFEDERATE OFFICERS >> OVERNIGHT PROTESTERS IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA TOPPLED THIS STATUE OF JEFFERSON DAVIS >> IT IS PAINFUL FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE

NEEDS TO COME DOWN >> IT WAS A CONFEDERATE MONUMENT THAT WAS DESTROYED OR VANDALIZED OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS >> I WANT TO MOVE THE CITY BEYOND THIS >> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ROLLING OUT RENAMING ANY US

MILITARY BASES NAMED AFTER CONFEDERATE GENERALS INCLUDING FORT BRAGG AND FORT BENNING THE PRESIDENT TWEETED THESE POWERFUL BASES ARE A GREAT AMERICAN HERITAGE OUR HISTORY AS THE GREATEST NATION IN THE WORLD AND WILL NOT BE TAMPERED WITH A FEW DAYS EARLIER PENTAGON OFFICIALS SAID THEY WERE OPEN TO THAT DISCUSSION NANCY PELOSI IS CALLING FOR NEARLY A DOZEN CONFEDERATE STATUTES TO BE REMOVED FROM THAT BUILDING

SHE SAID THEY PAY HOMAGE TO HATE >> DO WE HAVE A GREAT TIME AT A TRUMP RALLY? >> THE PRESIDENT IS GETTING BACK ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL HOW GREAT IS THIS FOR REPUBLICANS? >> THE DATE AND LOCATION ARE RAISING QUESTIONS KNOW THAT IT IS AN ANNUAL HOLIDAY COMMEMORATING THE END OF SLAVERY AND CELEBRATE AS AFRICAN-AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY AS FOR TULSA, 99 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH IN 1921 THE CITY WITNESSED THE TULSA RACE MASSACRE

RACIAL VIOLENCE >> IT WAS PORTRAYED IN THE WATCHMEN BUSINESSES AND HOMES WERE DESTROYED IN A BLACK NEIGHBORHOOD >> IT'S A SLAP IN THE FACE IT IS AN INSULT TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY FOR HIM TO CHOOSE THIS DATE TO COME AND KICK OFF HIS CAMPAIGN

>> THE WHITE HOUSE DECLINED COMMENTS BUT THE CAMPAIGN SAID AS THE PARTY OF LINCOLN REPUBLICANS ARE PROUD OF THE HISTORY OF THIS DAY >> THEY ARE IN PHASE 3 OF REOPENING THE CAMPAIGN HAS NOT DETAILED EXACTLY WHERE THE RALLY WILL BE HELD, INDOORS OR OUTDOORS AND WHAT SOCIAL DISTANCING OR MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED MIKE PENCE POSTED THIS JUST YESTERDAY NO MASK, NO SOCIAL DISTANCING AND THE VICE PRESIDENT LATER DELETED THE TWEET

>> THE BUMPER TO JIMMIE JOHNSON >> Reporter: FOR THE FIRST T >>> FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY NASCAR SAW SOMETHING NEW AT THE MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY CAR THAT SAID BLACK LIVES MATTER >> THEY DO WERE NOT SAYING NO OTHER LIVES MATTER

WE ARE TRYING TO SAY THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER AS WELL >> WALLACE IS THE ONLY BLACK DRIVER IT STARTS WITH CONFEDERATE FLAGS GET THEM OUT HERE THERE'S NO PLACE FOR THEM HERE

>> IT IS A FIXTURE AND NOW IT IS NO LONGER PERMITTED A PLACE IN THE SPORT NASCAR SAID IT IS CONTRARY TO AN INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL FANS AND IS NOW PROHIBITED FROM ALL NASCAR EVENTS AND PROPERTIES EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY ON A RACETRACK WHERE THEY CHASE A CHECKERED FLAG THEY ARE TRYING TO GET RID OF A CHECKERED PAST >> THAT WAS IN THE HOUSE THAT ONE INDIRECTLY PULLED ME IN AND I AM RIGHT THERE

>> THAT EPISODE AND THE KILLING OF AHMAD ARBER HE WOULD SPRING HIM INTO ACTION >> THE BELLA COMMUNITY IS HEARTBREAKING AND CAN NO LONGER BE IGNORED >> SOME OF DRIVERS MOST RECOGNIZABLE NAMES ARE EXERTING THEIR ENERGY FOR CHANGE >> I HAVE BEEN IN THE SPORT FOR A LONG TIME AND I BELIEVE THIS SPORT IS FULL OF REALLY GOOD PEOPLE I DON'T KNOW A DRIVER OUT THERE DOES NOT WANT TO TREAT PEOPLE THE WAY THEY WANT TO BE TREATED

>> OUR COUNTRY MUST DO BETTER STEVE PHELPS OFFERED THESE WORDS IN 30 SECONDS OF SILENCE NOW ON THE HOOD OF HIS CAR, THIS IMAGE A MESSAGE HE HOPES WILL RESONATE FAR BENEATH THE SURFACE >> OKAY

IT'S HISTORIC WHAT IS GOING ON THE CART QUESTION ALSO IS, HAS THERE BEEN BACKLASH? >> YES JEFF BURTON SAYS THE VAST MAJORITY OF DRIVERS WANT TO LISTEN AND WANT PEOPLE TO FEEL COMFORTABLE THERE IS ONE DRIVER WHO POSTED ON FACEBOOK LAST NIGHT THAT BECAUSE OF THE CHANGE OF POLICY AND PERMISSION TO KNEEL DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, HE IS DONE AT THE END OF THE SEASON THAT APPEARS TO BE THE EXCEPTION, NOT THE ROLE

>> LET'S TURN TO A NEW ERA IN NASCAR THIS BOARD IS TAKING A STAND BANNING THE DISPLAY OF CONFEDERATE FLAGS AT ALL EVENTS THAT HAD BEEN A BIT OF A FIXTURE IN NASCAR'S SOUTHERN CULTURE FOR DECADES LAST NIGHT BUBBLE WALLACE THE ONLY FULL-TIME AFRICAN-AMERICAN DRIVER AND THE ONE WHO CALLED FOR THE CHANGE TOOK TO THE TRACK IN A STOCK CAR AND PLACED WITH A HASHTAG, BLACK LIVES MATTER HE TALKED ABOUT THAT BIG MOMENT BEFORE THE RACE

>> THE BIGGEST RACE OF MY CAREER IS RIGHT HERE I AM EXCITED ABOUT IT AND READY FOR IT I HAVE NOT SLEPT MUCH THINKING ABOUT THIS I AM TRYING TO RACE TO CHANGE THE WORLD >> BUBBLE WALLACE JOINS US THIS MORNING

IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME ABSOLUTELY, GOOD MORNING >> YOU CALLED FOR THE FLAG TO BE BANNED ON MONDAY AND THEY DID THAT ON WEDNESDAY WERE YOU SURPRISED AT ALL BY THE SPEED WITH WHICH NASCAR MOVED? WHAT DOES THAT SAY SAY ABOUT THE MOMENT WE ARE IN? >> WE HAD STARTED HAVING CONVERSATION LAST WEEK AND TALKING TO STEVE PHELPS, THE PRESIDENT AND BEING VOCAL WITH THEM AND HE IS A GREAT FRIEND OF MINE

I HAVE MET WITH HIM WE ARE FRIENDS I DON'T WANT TO CROSS THE LINE IF I DO WE HAVE TAKE GET TOGETHER AND WORK THROUGH IT I HAVE SEEN TOO MANY STORIES FROM FANS THAT HAVE COME TO A RACE IN YEARS PAST AND THE FIRST THING THEY SAY IS I'VE SEEN THE CONFEDERATE FLAG AND IT MADE ME UNCOMFORTABLE

SO WE SHOULDN'T HAVE ANYBODY FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE, IT IS NOT A RACE THING, IT IS ABOUT GOING INTO AN EVENT AND FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE YOU WOULD WANT CHANGE IF IT MADE YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE SO I AM SPEAKING UP FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO FEEL THAT WAY KUDOS TO NASCAR MY HATS OFF TO EVERYBODY INVOLVED FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN

WE WANT CHANGE IT STARTS WITH US FROM THE ROADS WE GO FROM THE GROUND UP AND IMPLEMENT WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO SAY AND OUR MESSAGE >> FOR PEOPLE NOT FAMILIAR IT IS DEEP IN SOUTHERN CULTURE

IT GOT ITS START BECAUSE GUYS WERE RUNNING LIQUOR THEY HAD TO MAKE THEIR CARS FAST TO GET AWAY FROM THE COPS THE RACES I HAVE BEEN TO AS A FAN AND JOURNALIST, THAT FLAG IS EVERYWHERE IS ON SHIRTS IN THE INFIELD? HOW IS THIS SPORT GOING TO ENFORCE THIS BAND? WILL IT BE ABANDON NAME ONLY? >> NO I AM PRETTY SURE WE WILL TAKE STRICT MEASURES TO NOT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN

IF IT DOESN'T THEN EVERY OTHER CONVERSATION WILL HAVE TO BE HAD I'M NOT SURE IF THEY ARE PLANNING ON THIS FANS ARE STARTING TO BE ALLOWED TO COME BACK HERE IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS IF THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS ON FOLDING FOR THE SPORT AND THE NATION OF THE WORLD AND WE WILL PIECE THAT TOGETHER DAY BY DAY WE WILL JUST CONTINUE TO PUSH ON AND GO TO THE TRACK

>> THE LION'S SHARE OF YOUR FELLOW DRIVERS SEEM TO BE ON BOARD WITH THIS THERE IS ONE DRIVER THAT CAME OUT OVERNIGHT AND SAID HE WOULD RETIRE AT THE END OF THE SEASON BECAUSE OF THIS DECISION WHAT DO YOU SAY TO HIM IF HE IS WATCHING OR LISTENING OR TO OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE SAID FOR YEARS THAT THE FLAG IS ABOUT HERITAGE, NOT HATE? >> YES I HAVE SEEN THAT COMMENT I WAS KIND OF BAFFLED BY IT

HE JUST SOLIDIFIED HIS CAREER I WOULD ENCOURAGE NASCAR TO STEP UP AND LOOK AT THAT IF HE TRIES TO REINSTATE BUT I HAVE SEEN A COMMENT WHERE FOR MOST IT IS A SIGN OF HERITAGE BUT TO A LOT IT IS A SIGN OF HATE AND OPPRESSION AND NEGATIVE AND BAD THINGS TO COME TO MINE AND WHEN IT COMES TO A SPORTING EVENT WHERE WE WANT EVERYBODY TO BE INCLUDED, INCLUSION IS WHAT WERE TRYING TO DO WE WANT UNITY BRING EVERYBODY TOGETHER TO ENJOY A SPORTING EVENT, NOT BE SHY AND INTROVERTED ABOUT IT BECAUSE THEY SEE A CONFEDERATE FLAG FLYING

THERE SHOULD BE NOTHING HOLDING THEM BACK AND IF THAT FLAG IS HOLDING THEM BACK, LET'S JUST TAKE IT DOWN FOR THE SPORTING EVENT YOU DON'T HAVE TO GET IT OUT OF YOUR LIFE COMPLETELY >> YOU PROBABLY PICKED UP A WHOLE NEW SLEW OF FANS YESTERDAY YOU REALIZE THAT, RIGHT? >> YES WE HAD A LOT OF FIRST TIME WATCHERS

THAT WAS INCREDIBLE HALF OF THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY THAT WOULD NEVER GIVE US A CHANCE THERE WERE SO MANY COMMENTS I READ THEY WERE ALL SHOCKED AT HOW NASCAR HAS APPROACHED EVERYTHING AND PEOPLE ASKING, MY FAVORITE ONE WAS ASKING WHEN THE NEXT RACE WAS HE WAS TUNING IN HE WAS DOING LAP BY LAP UPDATES

IT WAS INCREDIBLE IT WAS A BIG WATCHING PARTY AND HOPEFULLY THAT STAYS FOR THE FUTURE WE ENCOURAGE ALL BACKGROUNDS AND RACES TO ENJOY OUR CRAZY SPORT >> BUBBA, A TRAILBLAZER GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN

THANK YOU >> THANK YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY >> >>> LET ME TELL YOU WE ARE STARTING TO SEE AN UPTICK IN PASSENGER TRAVEL AND ONLY 87,000 PEOPLE TRAVELED NATIONALLY NOW WE HAVE 330,000 DOWN 2 MILLION FROM ONE YEAR AGO

WHEN I FLEW FROM BALTIMORE TO ORLANDO PEOPLE WERE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS BUT NOT EVERYBODY WAS KEEPING THEIR DISTANCE >> FOR ANY FREQUENT FLYER YOU WILL NOTICE AT THE TERMINAL THIS IS NOT THE AIR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE YOU HAVE COME TO KNOW NORMALLY BUSTLING AT BWI, IT IS PRETTY QUIET AT THE TICKET COUNTER EVERYBODY YOU SEE IS WEARING A MASS NO HOLDUPS AT SECURITY, REGULAR OR PRE-CHECK

THAT IS THE FAST AS I HAVE EVER BEEN THROUGH A CHECKPOINT >> INSIDE SCARES CROWDS THE AIRPORT IS INSTALLING HAND SANITIZER STATION >> YOU WONDER ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE >> I HAD A HEAVY FACE MASK AND GLOVES AND AFTER OUR COLLEAGUE SHARED HIS EXPERIENCE OF POSSIBLY CONTRACTING THE VIRUS I WORE GLASSES AND GOGGLES

WE BOARDED THE FLIGHT IN SMALL GROUPS BUT PRIOR TO GETTING OFF A LOT OF PEOPLE AT THE GATE WERE NOT SOCIAL DISTANCING >> EVEN WITH EXTRA STEPS TO DISINFECT PLANES I WAS NOT THE ONLY ONE SANITIZING MY AREA WITH WHITES THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE MIDDLE SEATS WERE OPEN ALONG WITH TRYING TO SPREAD PEOPLE OUT THEY ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO SCREEN PASSENGERS UNITED GIVES TRAVELERS OF ITSELF HELP ASSESSMENT BEFORE CHECK IN AND CONFIRM THEY HAVE NOT BEEN CONFIRMED WITH COVID-19 OR FEVER OR COUGH OR COME INTO CONTACT WITH ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED SOMETHING YOU MIGHT NOTICE, SNACKS AND DRINKS

SOUTHWEST IS SUSPENDING SNACK AND BEVERAGE SERVICE JETBLUE LIMITING FOOD AND REPLACING GLASSWARE WITH SINGLE USE CAPS BACK IN FLORIDA IT IS TIME FOR MY RETURN FLIGHT AND IN ORLANDO FEWER MASKS IN THE TERMINAL >> YEAH, NOT REALLY >> I HAVE AMASSED

I COULDN'T BREATHE I HAVE BAD ANXIETY I WAS KIND OF HYPERVENTILATING I HAD TO TAKE IT OFF FOR MOMENT DOES THIS ADD TO ANXIETY? >> YES

THE RETURN FLIGHT WAS TWO THIRDS FULL AND EVERYONE HAD A MASK UPON LANDING EFFORTS TO SOCIAL DISTANCE WENT OUT THE DOOR EVERYBODY WANTED TO BE FIRST OFF THAT PLAIN AS IT RELATES TO YOUR TSA EXPERIENCE, THINGS ARE CHANGING THERE LET ME WALK THROUGH HOW THINGS WILL CHANGE AT THE CHECKPOINT WHEN YOU SHOW UP

TO BEGIN WITH THEY ARE GOING TO DASHED THERE WILL BE PLEXIGLAS IN FRONT OF YOU YOU CAN HAVE 12 OUNCES OF HAND SANITIZER IN A PLASTIC BAG YOU MAY RECALL ORIGINALLY IT WAS THREE OUNCE NOW IT'S UP TO 12 OUNCES YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND GET YOUR BOARDING PASS SCAN THAT YOURSELF

THERE MUST BE PLASTIC SHIELDING BETWEEN YOU AND THE AGENT IT IS LIKE A PLEXIGLAS TO PROTECT THEM AS WELL YOU CAN BRING FOOD IT HAS TO BE IN A PLASTIC BAG THE TSA WILL NOT TOUCH THE BAG

IF YOU HAVE AN EXPIRED DRIVERS LICENSE THEY WILL ALLOW THAT TO BE CARRIED ON AND USED AT THE CHECKPOINT UNTIL NOW, YOU HAD TO HAVE AN ACTIVE AND REAL DRIVERS LICENSE NOW YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND USE IT BACK TO YOU >> SO BY THE WAY, IF YOU SHOW UP IN THE FLIGHT IS REALLY FULL AND YOU'RE NOT COMFORTABLE, DO YOU HAVE ANY OPTIONS AT THAT POINT? >> YES ALL THE AIRLINES HAVE SAID IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE, GO AHEAD AND REQUEST A DIFFERENT FLIGHT YOU CAN FLY LATER IN THE DAY

KEEP IN MIND THERE ARE FEWER FLIGHTS TODAY THAN THEY WERE IN JANUARY OR FEBRUARY YOU MAY REALLY HAVE TO WAIT QUITE A WHILE AND KEEP IN MIND THAT BECAUSE THERE ARE FEWER FLIGHTS THEY ARE ABOUT TWO THIRDS FULL YOU ARE NOT GOING TO FIND AN EMPTY FLIGHT >> OKAY THANK YOU BY THE WAY, I THINK EVERYONE AGREES, THE GOGGLES, THE MASS, THE GLASSES, YOU WEAR IT WELL

>> YOU LOOK LIKE A SUPERHERO YOU LOOK GOOD >> YOU KNOW WHAT, MY WIFE SAID IF YOU'RE GOING TO GET ON THAT PLANE YOU BETTER BE REALLY CAREFUL I TOOK ALL THE PRECAUTIONS >> YOU WEAR WELL

>> THANK YOU >> THE POLICE CHIEF IS AT THE CENTER OF A FIRESTORM IT'S DELICATE TO REASSURE THE COMMUNITY AND OFFICERS WHAT THE FUTURE OF POLICING WILL LOOK LIKE >> MINNEAPOLIS POLICE CHIEF IS CALLING FOR CHANGE IF WE DON'T EVOLVE, WE WILL NOT EXIST ANYMORE

HE SAYS POLICE UNIONS MAKE IT HARD TO FIRE BAD COPS HE IS CUTTING OFF CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS AND PROMISED TO LOOK CLOSELY AT OFFICER PERFORMANCE DATA TO IDENTIFY EARLY SIGNS OF MISCONDUCT >> RAISES A PART OF THE AMERICAN POLICING SYSTEM WE WILL NEVER EVOLVE IN THIS PROFESSION IF WE DO NOT ADDRESS IT HEAD ON >> THE CITY COUNCIL HAS PLEDGED TO DISMANTLE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE MAYOR WILL NOT GO THAT FAR

>> OF FULL CULTURE SHIFT, I'M ON BOARD IF YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT ABOLISHING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, I AM NOT >> THIS FIRED OFFICER IS CHARGED WITH MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY KNELT ON A MAN'S NECK FOR NINE MINUTES HE WAS AN EARLY PLEA NEGOTIATION BEFORE HIS ARREST BUT THAT FELL THROUGH IF YOU COULD LOOK AND BE IN THE SAME ROOM WITH DEREK, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO HIM? >> I WOULD NOT BE IN THE SAME ROOM WITH HIM

>> THEY WORKED SECURITY AT A LOCAL CLUB BUT THEY DID NOT KNOW EACH OTHER WELL THE CLUB'S FORMER OWNER SAYS HE WAS SOMETIMES AGGRESSIVE ON THE JOB DEPLOYING PEPPER SPRAY QUICKLY AND ADDING THAT HE WAS ANXIOUS AROUND BLACK CUSTOMERS >> THAT WAS A CROWD HE WAS INTIMIDATED BY >> THREE OTHER OFFICERS HAVE BEEN CHARGED ONE HAS NOW BEEN RELEASED ON BAIL

THIS WAS THE CITY'S FIRST BLACK POLICE CHIEF HE WATCHED PART OF THE CITY BURNED TWO WEEKS AGO >> THIS IS THE CITY I LOVE IT HAS BEEN TOUGH THIS IS A CITY THAT HAS TAKEN ME IN

OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST REGRET? >> HUMANITY WAS NOT THERE FOR MR FLOYD WHEN IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN >> THE ATTORNEY WOULD NOT COMMENT THERE WONDERING IF THEY ARE VIOLATING LAW BY PULLING OUT OF CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS GOOD MOR

>> Reporter: GOOD MORNING, GUYS YUP, SEA WORLD IS OPENING TODAY OTHER THEME PARKS >>> C WORLD OPEN TODAY AND OTHER THEME PARKS EITHER OPEN OR SLATED TO OPEN IT WILL BE DIFFERENT FOR VISITORS IT USED TO BE BEFORE CORONAVIRUS THAT VISITORS COULD COME HERE AND SEE THE DOLPHINS AND TOUCH THEM

NOW, BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS, AT LEAST FOR THE TIME BEING, NO FEEDING AND NO TOUCHING >> THE WELLS HAVE BEEN WAITING AND SO HAVE THE FLOCKS OF FLAMINGOS >>REPORTER: C WORLD ORLANDO HAS REOPENED THE ONLY VISITORS THESE ORGANS HAVE HAD ARE THE TRAINERS >> WE ARE EXCITED TO GET OPEN AND WELCOME BACK SOME OF THE PUBLIC

>>REPORTER: IT WILL LOOK MUCH DIFFERENT >> WHEN YOU COME IN YOU GET A TEMPERATURE CHECK WHAT HAPPENS IF IT TURNS OUT THAT IT IS ELEVATED? >> WE MOVE YOU INTO A TENT SO YOU CAN COOL DOWN FOR A FEW MINUTES AND THEN WE TAKE YOUR TEMPERATURE AGAIN AND HOPE YOU PASSED >> YES YOU GET ANOTHER CHANCE TO GET INTO THE PARK

SO YOU ARE DOING IT THIS WAY BECAUSE CORONAVIRUS COULD SURVIVE ON A TICKET? >> YES >> MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR EVERYONE NEWLY ADDED SANITATION STATIONS ARE SEEN THROUGHOUT THE PARK THE RESORT REOPENED LAST WEEK THE PARK PART OF OUR PARENT COMPANY LETTING IN A REDUCED NUMBER OF VISITORS WHICH MEANS SOCIALLY DISTANCE LINES ARE SHORT

>> THERE ARE NOT AS MANY PEOPLE THE MASKS ARE TOUGH WITH THE HEAT >> THERE ARE AREAS WHERE YOU CAN TAKE OFF YOUR MASK AND TAKE A BREATHER LEGOLAND HAS ALSO REOPENED AND DISNEY WORLD IS HOPING TO GET THE MAGIC BACK AT FOUR ORLANDO PARKS NEXT MONTH CALIFORNIA'S DISNEYLAND JUST GOT THE GO-AHEAD TO REOPEN ITS PARK IN JULY AS WELL

AND UNIVERSAL CITYWALK IN HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA IS WIDE OPEN ALL THE PARKS HAVE PRECAUTIONS THAT GO HAND-IN-HAND WITH THE FUN GET THE INDUSTRY STARTED SLOWLY THEME PARKS HAVE COLLECTIVELY LOST AN ESTIMATED $10 BILLION DUE TO THE PANDEMIC C WORLD ANOTHER PARKS HOPE TO MAKE A BIG SPLASH AS AMERICANS VENTURE OUT

>> WE WANT PEOPLE TO COME HERE AND HAVE A GOOD TIME TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS WE WILL TRY TO KEEP YOU SAFE WHILE YOU ARE HERE AND YOU SHOULD HAVE A GOOD TIME >> >> WHEN YOU GO TO A PARK AND THEY HAVE WHAT THEY CALL PRESENTATIONS LIKE THAT OFTEN DOING SOME SWIMMING AROUND AND DOING SOME TURNS, YOU USUALLY SIT IN A COMPACT AREA THEY ARE LIMITING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO COME IN AND THEY ARE SPACING PEOPLE OUT, EVERY OTHER ROW IN THE STANDS AND A FAMILY SIT TOGETHER BUT THERE IS A BIG SPACE BETWEEN YOU AND STRANGERS NEARBY

THE IDEA IS TO BE CAUTIOUS AND LET PEOPLE GET BACK OUT AMERICA IS READY TO GET BACK OUT AND LIVE LIFE AS WE ALL WELL KNOW >> YES THANK YOU >> >>> BREAKING NEWS

EXPECT TO SEE MORE CASES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6 AM EASTERN >>> THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION IS CALLING IT A PANDEMIC NONE OF US IS UNAFFECTED BY THE IMPACT

COMING IN NOVEMBER, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE VOTING FOR CIVILITY >> I HAVE TO PLAN A FUNERAL HOW DOES THIS WORK? >> YOU DON'T PREPARE FOR GIVING BIRTH IN A PANDEMIC WE NEED TO KEEP OUR SPIRITS UP JOIN ME AS WE GO INTO AMERICA TO SEE EVERY DAY PEOPLE GRAPPLING WITH ISSUES OF OUR TIME

>>> SHARED SACRIFICE AND NOW WE ARE CALLED TO STEP UP WE HOPE YOU WILL STAY INFORMED AND ENGAGED AS WE FOLLOW THIS JOURNEY TOGETHER I AM LESTER HOLT FOR EVERYONE HERE AT NBC NEWS, TAKE CARE >>> IF IT IS ASKING THE TOUGH QUESTIONS, IF IT IS ASKING FOR ACCOUNTABILITY, HAS A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STEPPED UP ENOUGH? >> IF IT IS NAVIGATING THE NEW NORMAL AND IF IT IS SUNDAY, IT IS MEET THE PRESS

>>> A PANDEMIC TURNS OUR WORLD UPSIDE DOWN IT CHANGES HOURLY >> MORE STATES HAVE A SLOW ROLLOUT LIFTING STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS WITH LESS THAN 2% OF OUR GNASHING TESTED IT IS THE 11th HOUR >> AS A CORONAVIRUS HITS, SO DID THE WAYS OF UNAUTHORIZED AND COUNTERFEIT COVID-19 ITEMS

IN ARIZONA HUNDREDS OF WATERED- DOWN CLOROX THE BOTTLES WERE SEIZED AND ROCHESTER HAD BOGUS CORONAVIRUS TEST KITS AND A BALTIMORE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT WAS INTERCEPTED SOME OF THESE ITEMS COULD BE PUTTING HEALTHCARE WORKERS IN NEW JERSEY >> MEDICAL MASS WERE ACTUALLY RETURN >> THEY DIDTHEY DID NOT HAVE THE CERTIFICATION AND WE WERE CONCERNED ABOUT THIS

WE SEND THEM BACK >> TO STOP DANGEROUS PRODUCTS COME IN THERE IS A NEW EXERCISE CALLED DOLAN INNOCENCE THESE ARE CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION OFFICERS AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS WORKING ON THE FRONT LINES TO STOP UNAUTHORIZED AND COUNTERFEIT PRODUCTS FROM GETTING INTO OUR FOOD SUPPLY CHANGE AND THE CONSUMER THIS IS FRANK RUSSO

TALK TO US ABOUT HOW COVID-19 HAS CHANGED WHAT YOUR OFFICERS ARE SEEING >> IT IS A TRADITIONAL JOB TO PROTECT AGAINST NARCOTICS AND COUNTERFEIT ITEMS COMING IN THAT IS NOT CHANGED WE JUST ADDED COVID-19 ITEMS >>REPORTER: WHAT ARE YOU SEIZING? >> THE TEST GETS MEDICATIONS, LANYARDS

>> IN THREE MONTHS THEY HAVE FLAGGED 5000 TEST KIT THEN SEIZED 400 OF THESE, VIRUS SHOT OUT LANYARDS THEY CLAIM TO WARD OFF CORONAVIRUS WHEN WORN AROUND THE NECK >> THERE ARE PESTICIDES IN THERE OFFICERS INTERCEPTED THIS COOLER WITH DRUGS >> ALL OF THESE MEDICINES AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES NEED TO BE INSPECTED BEFORE THEY ARE RELEASED

ANYTHING IDENTIFIED AS FAKER BAND GETS TURNED OVER TO HOMELAND SECURITY INVESTIGATIONS THEIR UNRELIABLE YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GETTING >> ERIN ROSEN BLACK SHOWED ME A TABLE FULL OF FAKE MEDICINES, BOGUS REMEDIES AND A BOX OF SNACK USED TO HIDE FINGERPRINT TEST GETS >> MOST OF THE PRODUCT COME FROM ASIA AND THEY ARE CHEAP

A POTENTIAL RED FLAG >> DON'T SEND A LOT OF MONEY >> YES HAVE A VERY ANXIOUS PUBLIC THEY WANT ANSWERS AND THEY WANT TO FIND SOLUTIONS AND SOME OF THE SOLUTIONS ARE FOUND OVERSEAS

>> HOW DO YOU AVOID PAYING FOR FAKE? ALWAYS BUY FROM A REPUTABLE SOURCE AND STEER CLEAR OF ITEMS THAT STEER YOU TOWARD A SOLUTION YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD OF >> YOU COULD BE JUST GETTING UP BIGGER PROBLEM >> OF OUR FAMILY AND THE CALLS BRINGING OUT THE % STREETS AC WE ARE TALKING ABOUT $500 JUST TO GET STARTED AND YOU HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO MAKE AN AUDIBLE >> HAVING TO CLOSE UP SHOP HAS COST A LOT OF MONEY WHAT ARE THE COST OF REOPENING AND WHO DO THOSE COSTS FALL ON? AN EMPLOYER IS PREPARING TO OPEN DOORS AND THEY HAVE A LOT TO CONSIDER LIKE MAKING SURE THERE ARE PROPER PRECAUTIONS TO KEEP THEIR EMPLOYEES AND CUSTOMERS SAFE IF AND WHEN THEY DO RETURN TO BUSINESS

OF COURSE, IN THIS DIGITAL AGE GOING BACK TO THE OFFICE IS NOT NECESSARY FOR SOME FOR BUSINESSES WHO NEED MORE, GETS COMPLICATED ELIZABETH OTIS IS A LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAWYER I WOULD SAY EMPLOYERS, WHEREVER YOU ARE OR YOUR INDUSTRY, YOU HAVE TO KNOW ABOUT COVERT YOU NEED TO EVALUATE SOCIAL DISTANCE PROTOCOL THAT COULD BE APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR WORKPLACE THE SECOND IS MAKING SURE YOU HAVE AN APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF HEALTH SCREENING

THE THIRD IS TO DISINFECT >>:COULD MEAN PAYING MORE FOR CUSTODIAL SERVICES AND THERE COULD BE PHYSICAL BARRIERS AND PROVIDING PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT >> THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO PAY FOR THESE THEY'RE HAVING FEDERAL DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE SOME OF THOSE EXPENSES AS PART OF THE RELIEF PACKAGE THE EXPENSE OF THOSE IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE

>> SHE IS A COLLINS MIXOLOGIST SOLONS ARE GOING TO REOPEN SO LONG AS THEY IMPLEMENT HEALTH PRECAUTIONS >> SO I WENT TO THE DOLLAR STORE AND GOT A TABLECLOTH AND CREATED IT FOR ME TO SERVICE MY CLIENTS, THIS IS WHAT I NEED TO HAVE AND FOR THE CONTACTLESS THERMOMETER, THOSE ARE HARD-TO- FIND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TWO MONTHS INTO US BEING ABLE TO RETURN TO WORK AND WE DON'T HAVE THE EQUIPMENT WE NEED IN ORDER TO BE PROFICIENT

>> INDIVIDUALS ARE NOT GOING BACK INTO THE SALON BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE WHAT WE NEED NOW ALSO, OTHER PROFESSIONALS, WE WOULD LIKE TO GO BACK INTO THE SALON >> THE EXPENSE OF HAVING TO DO SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MAINTAINING LEVELS OF CLEANING AND DISINFECTANT REQUIRING THEM TO SPEND MORE MONEY AT IT OUTWEIGHS THE PROFIT MONEY THAT THEY HAVE >> YOU CAN SPEND MONEY YOU HAVEN'T MADE >> STATES MAY BE PHASING OUT OF MARKDOWN BUT THE PANDEMIC RAGES ON

WORKERS WORRY ABOUT CONTRACTING COVID-19 AND EMPLOYERS WORRY ABOUT LAWSUITS IF THEY DO >> THERE IS A RISK IF SOMEONE GETS SICK SO WHILE THESE SAFETY MEASURES MAY BE CONCRETE THE COST OF NOT IMPLEMENTING THEM COULD BE WORSE >> PROTEST CONTINUING CROSS THE COUNTRY AND THE DEBATE OVER REMOVING CONFEDERATE STATUES HAVE REIGNITED SUMMER COMING DOWN

>> IN BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA AND LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY, THEY REMOVED STATUES EVEN IN THE UK PROTESTERS:DRAG DOWN A SLAVE TRADER STATUE >> THE DEBATE OVER WHAT CONFEDERATE SYMBOLS MEAN AND WHETHER TO TAKE THEM DOWN HAS GONE ON FOR YEARS WHAT IS GOING TO MAKE IT LAST LAST WEEK THE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED THIS STATUE OF ROBERT E LEE WOULD BE COMING DOWN THIS WAS ONCE THE CAPITAL OF THE CONFEDERACY AND IS A SIGNIFICANT STEP

>> YES THAT STATUE HAS BEEN THERE FOR A LONG TIME IT WAS WRONG THEN AND IT IS WRONG NOW WE ARE TAKING IT DOWN >> SOON AFTER THAT ANNOUNCEMENT THE CITY COUNCIL MADE A DECISION TO REMOVE THE OTHER STATUES ON MONUMENT AVENUE AS WELL INCLUDING ONES OF JEFFERSON DAVIS IN THE AND STONEWALL JACKSON AND MICHAEL JONES SAID THEY SHOULD NOT STOP THERE

HE SAID ALL THE MONUMENTS IN THE CITY AND THE STREETS AND HIGHWAYS NEED TO CHANGE THE NAMES OF CONFEDERATE LEADERS >> [ INAUDIBLE ] I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT >> THE DECISION TO TAKE DOWN THESE MONUMENTS AVENUE RECEIVED PUSH BACK >> THERE IS AN EFFORT TO ERASE ALL WHITE HISTORY THAT IS A TERRIBLE THING

>> A TEMPORARY INJUNCTION HAS BEEN ORDERED EARLIER, REPUBLICANS IN VIRGINIA SAID IT RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING IT'S BETTER TO ADD CONTEXT RATHER THAN TAKE IT DOWN >> I THINK WE NEED TO ADD CONTEXT TO SOME OF THE MONUMENTS THAT ARE OUT THERE >>REPORTER: ADDING A PLAQUE IS NOT ENOUGH >> NO ONE WOULD SAY THIS PROVIDE CONTACTS IF IT WERE BURNING

THEY WOULD TAKE IT DOWN THEY UNDERSTAND THE HATE IN THOSE SYMBOLS THE SAME IS TRUE WITH THE STATUES THEY ARE SYMBOL OF HATE AND WHITE DOMINANCE >> THE CONVERSATION ON WHAT TO DO WITH CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS GAINED PROMINENCE THREE YEARS AGO ONCE A PREMISES GATHERED SINCE THEN, CHARLOTTE'S CITIZENS ARE STILL CALLING FOR ITS RENEWAL

>> I THINK THIS IS LONG OVERDUE >> COUNCILMAN JONES SHATTERS THAT HIS ADVICES THIS, DO THE RIGHT THING WE HAVE BEEN FIGHTING THIS OUT FOR THREE YEARS WE HAVE A MORAL OBLIGATION TO DO THIS

>> DO THE RIGHT THING >> SPECIFIC % POLICIES PROPOSALS AND THESE % ARE SOME OF HIS COMMENTS WHEN % HE EXPLAINS THE FIRST POLICY % >>> BEGINNING TODAY IS >>> THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD CALLED FOR AN END TO POLICE BRUTALITY DEFUND THE POLICE AS A RALLY CRY WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? WELL IT DEPENDS ON WHO YOU ASK

>> THERE ARE NOT JUST A FEW BAD APPLES ONE IDEA IS TO DEFUND THE POLICE THAT MEANS REDUCING MONEY GIVEN TO POLICE AND NO LONGER ASKING LAW ENFORCEMENT TO DO JOBS THEY ARE EQUIPPED TO DO THAT OTHERS WANT TO ELIMINATE POLICE BUDGETS AS A STEP TO ABOLISH POLICE DEPARTMENTS ENTIRELY >> I MEAN ABOLISH MODERN POLICING THAT IS CONTROLLED [ INAUDIBLE ]

WE NEED TO REINVEST MONEY IN EFFORTS THAT WILL BRING ABOUT JUSTICE BEING DONE >> ALL OF THIS WOULD'VE SOUNDED RADICAL COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO NOW GOVERNMENTS ARE BEING PRESSED TO LOOK AT THIS IN MINNEAPOLIS PROTESTERS ASKED THE MAYOR WHETHER HE SUPPORTED DEFUNDING THE POLICE HE WALKED AWAY

ONE DAY LATER NINE MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL PLEDGED TO DISMANTLE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT >> WE WANT CHANGE WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT DOING THIS TOMORROW WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A PLAN TO CREATE A PUBLIC SAFETY SYSTEM THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONE >> MAYORS ARE MAKING CUTS ESPECIALLY AS THIS RECESSION WILL HIT STATE AND MUNICIPAL BUDGETS

THE LAPD COULD LOSE ALMOST $2 MILLION IN NEW YORK THE FIRST-EVER NYPD BUDGET CUT >> POLICE HAVE BEEN POPULAR HISTORICALLY AND FOR OPPONENTS OF DEFENDING THE POLICE, IF WE TAKE IT AWAY FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT, WHO WILL KEEP US SAFE? >> YOU WOULD HAVE INCREASING CHAOS IN THE CITY >> THIS IS BEEN TRIED BEFORE >> THE OPPORTUNITY THAT PROVIDED TO US WAS THE ABILITY TO CHANGE THE CULTURE

WE REDUCED MURDERS BY 40S% >> POLICE OFFICERS SAY THEY ARE ASKED TO DO TOO MUCH >> IT IS NOT UNREASONABLE TO SAY THAT SOCIETY WOULD BE BETTER OFF IF WE STOPPED WITH THE EXPLOITATION AND DELEGATING RESPONSIBILITY OF MENTAL ILLNESSES HOMELESSNESS, ADDICTION TO A 22-YEAR-OLD THE JUST GOT OUT OF THE ACADEMY AND HAS A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA AND EXPECT HIM TO FIGURE IT OUT WITH A PAIR OF HANDCUFFS AND A TICKET BOOK >> PLEASE DON'T KEEP EVERYONE SAFE ACCORDING TO A STUDY BLACK MEN AND BOYS HAVE A ONE IN 1000 CHANCE OF DYING AT THE HANDS OF THE POLICE THAT MEANS BEING KILLED BY THE POLICE AS A LEASING LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH

OTHER HOMICIDES ARE HIGH ON THE LIST AS WELL WE DON'T TREAT THEM RIGHT THEY DON'T BELIEVE WOMEN AND WE ARE OFTEN THE SOURCE OF VIOLENCE >> WE NEED PEOPLE TO HAVE MENTAL HEALTH ACCOUNTABILITY >> THERE IS TRAUMA

WE NEED PEOPLE INVOLVED IN POLICING >> OFFICERS USE WHEN THEY RESPOND% TO DEMONSTRATIONS% >> IN IN SOME CITIES THE UPRISING HAVE BEEN PEACEFUL IN OTHER PLACES IT HAS BEEN CHAOS >> THE CLASSES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT HAVE BROUGHT A DEBATE TO THE FOREFRONT

ARE OUR POLICE MILITARIZED? >> IN 1997 A PROGRAM MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR LOCAL POLICE TO BY SURPLUS WEAPONS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OBAMA DEFENDED THAT PROGRAM PRESIDENT TRUMP BROUGHT THE PROGRAM BACK SINCE THE PROGRAM FIRST STARTED IT HAS TRANSFERRED $72 BILLION WORTH OF EQUIPMENT FROM DOD TO'S FEDERAL AND STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

293 MILLION IN THE LAST YEAR ALONE MILITARY GRADE BATONS, RIFLES, 12GAUGE SHOTGUNS AND MORE >> THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF SHIELDED TACTICS IT IS ROMAN WARFARE >> JOE RUSSELL RUNS TRAINING FOR POLICE AND MILITARY

>> PROTECT OFFICERS FROM MISSILES THROWN AT THEM AND THEN THEY CAN BE USED TO MOVE A BREAKUP PROTESTERS OR MOVE THEM ALONG WE HAVE SEEN SOME USE OF SHIELDS AS ACTUAL WEAPONS >> THEN THERE IS THE NONLETHAL WEAPON, CHEMICAL IRRITANTS, RUBBER BULLETS AND OTHERS OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS SOME AMERICANS HAVE BEEN BADLY WOUNDED BY THESE WEAPONS

>> THEY CAN CAN CAUSE AILMENTS THEY CAN BE CATASTROPHIC THEY CAN EASILY CAUSE DEATH >> WHEN POLICE WANT TO SHUT DOWN A PROTEST THEY OFTEN USE THREAT >> PEOPLE ALLOW PROTESTERS TO GO INTO AN IMPENETRABLE GROUP OF SHIELDS OR BONDS

>> YOU WANT TO SURROUND THEM AND THEN POLICE BEGIN IN AND START MAKING ARREST WE HAVE SEEN THE DECISION TO ARREST THESE PEOPLE SOME OF THOSE INCLUDE A RIGHT TO ASSEMBLE AND CURFEW VIOLATIONS [ INAUDIBLE ] THE DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ARE NO LONGER PROSECUTING THOSE FOR LOW LEVEL OFFENSIVE MY CURFEW VIOLATIONS WHEN ARRESTING OTHER PROTESTERS OFFICIALS HAVE SAID THEY HAVE [ INAUDIBLE ] WITH VIOLENT INTENTION

>> THEY HAVE GASOLINE CANISTERS AND CLEAR PLANS TO DO VIOLENCE IT IS VERY DANGEROUS TO NOT ADDRESS THAT >> THEN THEY SAY THE POLICE HAVE COME UNDER ATTACK FROM WATER BOTTLES >> WHEN THE STREETS ARE CLEARED CLEANUP BEGINS THE URBAN STAGE IS RESET, PERHAPS FOR ANOTHER CONFRONTATION

>> >>> IF IT IS ASKING THE TOUGH QUESTIONS, IF IT IS ASKING FOR ACCOUNTABILITY, RESPIRATORS AND VENTILATORS >> IF IT IS NAVIGATING THE NEW NORMAL AND IF IT IS SUNDAY, IT IS MEET THE PRESS >>> THIS COUNTRY WAS FORGED BY SHARED SACRIFICE AND NOW WE ARE CALLED TO STEP UP WE HOPE YOU WILL STAY INFORMED AND ENGAGED AS WE FOLLOW THIS JOURNEY TOGETHER I AM LESTER HOLT

FOR ALL OF MY COLLEAGUES, TAKE CARE >> >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS EXPECT TO SEE MORE CASES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAY STARTING AT 6 AM EASTERN >> >>> >>> COPS PREMIERED IN 1989 PUBLIC OPINION OF POLICING WAS AT RECORD LOWS AND FEAR OF CRIME WAS AT RECORD HIGHS BEFORE:EVERYTHING ABOUT THE POLICE WAS FICTION DRAGNET, HILL STREET BLUES, ALTHOUGH SHOES WAS JUST WHAT CAME OUT OF A WRITERS MINE

THIS WAS TO SHOW REAL POLICE DOING THEIR REAL JOBS IT WAS RADICAL AT THE TIME >> WE WATCHED 846 EPISODES WING ANALYZE THE CONTENTS WE FOUND A FEW THINGS

IT IS WAY MORE VIOLENT 10 TIMES THE AMOUNT OF PROSTITUTION DRUG CRIMES PROSTITUTION AND MURDER PORTRAYS A WORLD THAT IS SCARY IT WOULD NOT EXIST WITHOUT THE WAR ON DRUGS AND INCREASED THE AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR POLICING TO INITIATE DRUG ARREST

IT HAD PROPAGANDA AROUND THE WAR ON DRUGS, THE FEAR MAY PEOPLE READY FOR AGGRESSIVE POLICING TO STOP IT IT WAS NOT JUST THE POLICE DOING TRAFFIC STOPS OR HELPING OLD LADIES ACROSS THE STREET IT WAS PUTTING PEOPLE IN THE HEAD LOCKS AND BUSTING DOWN DOORS THAT IS WHAT MAKES COPS GO ON ONE HAND, COPS PARLAYED THE WAR ON DRUGS INTO TELEVISION SUCCESS AND IT HELPED SELL THE WAR ON DRUGS TO AMERICA

IT PORTRAYED BAD POLICING IS GOOD POLICING THINGS LIKE ILLEGAL TAKEDOWNS AND THINGS LIKE LACK OF DE- ESCALATION AND THINGS LIKE FRISK AND STOP, INAPPROPRIATE USE OF TASERS, THINGS THAT COULD BE SEEN AS EDUCATIONAL BUT FOR THE FACT THAT IT IS PORTRAYED AS A JOB WELL DONE I THINK YOU HAVE TO ASK WHAT THAT DOES TO WHAT CITIZENS THINK IS OKAY FOR CITIZENS TO SEE AND WHAT POLICE THINK IT IS OKAY TO DO >> >>> GOOD MORNING NATIONWIDE THE NUMBERS ARE STAGGERING, 2 MILLION CONFIRMED CASES AND 113,000 DEATHS

IN ARIZONA THE NUMBER OF CASES SKYROCKETED AND PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE WARNING HOSPITALS TO PREPARE FOR A CRISIS SITUATION >> THIS MORNING ACROSS THE COUNTRY, GROWING ALARM OVER SPIKES IN VIRUS CASES THIS IS TWO WEEKS AFTER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WHEN MANY VENTURED OUT 21 STATES ARE NOW SEEING AN INCREASE IN CASES IN THE LAST WEEK IN FLORIDA AND NEW MEXICO CASES ARE UP 40% IN ARKANSAS AND UTAH WHICH NEVER HAD STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS CASES ARE UP OVER 60%

THE GOVERNOR WHO IS RUNNING FOR REELECTION ANNOUNCED HE IS POSITIVE >> THE SYMPTOMS ARE IN FACT WHAT I SUSPECTED THEY WERE >> THERE HAVE BEEN SPIKES IN HOSPITALIZATIONS AS WELL FROM THE CAROLINAS TO ARIZONA THE CASES SURGED 193% HOSPITALS MUST ACTIVATE EMERGENCY PLANS

THIS HOSPITAL RUNS THE LARGEST HOSPITAL GROUP SHE SAYS IF THEY RISE THEY MIGHT REACH ICU CAPACITY >> OUR CURRENT TREND IS A CAUTIONARY TALE IF YOU ARE NOT DISTANCING AND DOING ALL THE OTHER ACTIVITIES WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THERE IS A PRICE TO PAY >> ARIZONA REOPENED IN MAY

THE GOVERNOR IS OFTEN SEEN WITHOUT A MASK ARIZONA IS NOT IN CRISIS THEY ATTRIBUTE THE SPIKE IN CASES TO MORE TESTING >> AS YOU SEE AN INCREASE IN TESTING, YOU WILL SEE AN INCREASE IN CASES >> OFFICIAL DISAGREE

THEY POINT TO PEOPLE'S BEHAVIOR AND AUDIO OF THE WHITE HOUSE TASK FORCE CALL CONFIRMED TO NBC , PENCE AND DR DEBORAH BROOKS WORRIED ABOUT A SPIKE IN CASES TWO WEEKS FROM NOW AFTER THE PROTEST >> HAVING INSTABILITY THE FACT THAT NOT ALL OF THE PEOPLE WORE MASKS WE WORRY THERE COULD BE A NEW SURGE

>> THE TASK FORCE SAYS IT IS CONCERNED ABOUT THE NUMBER OF TESTING CENTERS DESTROYED NATIONWIDE AT LEAST 70 THE BIG MESSAGE HERE FROM HEALTH OFFICIALS, WHERE MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCE AS THEY CONTINUE TO REOPEN >> MY GOAT JOINED NOW BY THE DOCTOR, GOOD MORNING TO YOU YOU JUST HEARD THE REPORT, YOU HAVE SEEN THE NUMBERS

HOW CONCERNING IS THE SPIKE IN CASES AND WHAT YOU ATTRIBUTE IT TO? >> WEARING MASKS BUT, YET, WE'VE SEEN THE IMAGES MANY OF THEM PACKED TOGETHER DO YOU WORRY ABOUT A FURTHER SURGE BECAUSE OF THAT? >> I DO I THINK PROTESTS ARE ALSO GOING TO FUEL MORE CASES

THE KEY IS HERE THAT PEOPLE DO NEED TO BE WEARING MASKS, AND I'VE SEEN SO PROTESTS WHERE MOST PEOPLE ARE WEARING MASKS, OTHERS WHERE THEY ARE NOT IT IS CRITICAL PEOPLE WEAR A MASK WE THINK, AS THE DATA IS COMING IN, THAT THAT CAN REALLY HELP A LOT >> LET'S TALK ABOUT THE SURGE OF CASES BECAUSE MANY PEOPLE SAY, "WELL, AREN'T WE TESTING MORE? DOESN'T THAT EXPLAIN THE NUMBERS?" I WONDER IF YOU COULD PUT THAT INTO PERSPECTIVE, AND WHAT ARE THE NUMBERS YOU LOOK AT TO DETERMINE, OKAY, WHAT IS SUGGESTING AN OUTBREAK, AND WHAT IS JUST A FUNCTION OF, "HEY, WE'RE TESTING MORE YOU'LL GET MORE CASES"? >> YES, SO TESTING DOES HELP IDENTIFY CASES, OF COURSE

SO WE HAVE BEEN SO BEHIND IN BEEN SO BEHIND IN OUR TESTING APPROACH THAT WE WERE MISSING MOST OF THE CASES THE TESTING HAS GOTTEN BETTER AND WE HAVE IDENTIFIED MORE CASES BUT THE TESTING WILL NOT EXPLAIN THE INCREASE IN HOSPITALIZATION THAT IS COMING FROM MORE PEOPLE GETTING SICK AND NEEDING HOSPITAL CARE I THINK TESTING IS A PART OF THE STORY BUT DOES NOT EXPLAIN THE WHOLE THING I LOOK AT THE TESTING AND CASES, HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATH AND I LOOK AT CASE NUMBERS AND ASK HOW IT CAN BE EXPLAINED

SOME OF IT CAN BE BUT NOT ALL OF IT >> YOU HAVE A DIRE PREDICTION ABOUT THE NUMBER OF DEATHS WE WILL SEE ISIN THIS COUNTRY BY T END OF SUMMER AND BY SEPTEMBER, 200,000 AND I BELIEVE THAT IS A CONSERVATIVE SCENARIO CAN YOU EXPLAIN HOW YOU ARRIVED AT THE NUMBER AND WHAT CAN BE DONE? >> THIS IS OBVIOUSLY VERY CONCERNING WE HAVE BETWEEN 801,000 AMERICANS DYING EVERY DAY FROM CORONAVIRUS AND WE PUT ALL THE MODELS OUT THERE TOGETHER AND YOU GET THE CONSENSUS IF WE JUST STAYED FLAT AND IF WE DON'T HAVE ANYMORE SPIKES ALL SUMMER AND JUST STAY FLAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE 800 TO 1000 PEOPLE DYING EVERY DAY AND THAT IS ABOUT 20,000 A MONTH AND OVER THE NEXT THREE MONTHS WE WILL CROSS THE 200,000 MARK

WE ARE AT ABOUT 113,000 NOW SOMETIME IN DECEMBER WE WILL CROSS 200,000 AND WE WILL STILL NOT BE DONE THE PANDEMIC WILL BE WITH US UNTIL NEXT SPRING OR SUMMER WHEN WE HAVE THE VACCINE THIS IS NOT FADED AND WE DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE WITH HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS DYING BUT WE DO HAVE TO GET PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS AND DO AS MUCH SOCIAL DISTANCING AS POSSIBLE AND WHILE WE HAVE GOTTEN BETTER WE ARE NOWHERE WHERE WE NEED TO BE R AND WE NEED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO STEP UP AND DECIDE THAT IT DOESN'T WANT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF NDAMERICANS DYI AND HOW THE STATES RAMP UP TESTING AND TRACING AND THAT IS THE OTHER PIECE OF THIS >> YOU ARE NOT SUGGESTING ANOTHER NATIONWIDE LOT DOWN CK LIKE WE HAD THAT WAS SO DEVASTATING TO INTHE ECONOMY TH YOU THINK THERE IS SOMETHING SHORT OF THAT THAT WOULD MAKE IT IMPACT SO WE DO NOT HAVE 200,000 DEATHS BY SEPTEMBER? >> THE KEY HERE IS THE LONGER WE WAIT, THE HARDER IT IS TO AVOID A LOCKDOWN

WE IGNORE THE VIRUS FOR ALL OF FEBRUARY AND TA GOOD CHUNK OF MARCH AND THEN WE HAD TO SHUT DOWN LET'S DO EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO GET THE VIRUS UNDER CONTROL SO WE DO NOT HAVE TO GO TO BSANOTHER LOCKDOWN IN ORDER AVOID ALL THESE DEATHS AND I BELIEVE WE ABSOLUTELY CAN NOBODY WANTS A LOCKDOWN IF WE ACT LIKE THE VIRUSES IS NOT THERE OR IT HAS MAGICALLY GONE AWAY WE WILL CONFRONT A MUCH UGLIER REALITY AND I WANT TO BE PROACTIVE >> IT'S GOOD TO GET YOUR PERSPECTIVE THIS MORNING

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL MEET WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN LEADERS WHEN HE TRAVELS TODALLAS TEXAS LATER TODAY HE HAS GRAPPLED WITH HOW TO RESPOND TO THE CRISIS IN THE WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH ON WEDNESDAY AND EMOTIONAL AND POWERFUL MESSAGE FROM FLOYD'S BROTHER, STOP THE PAIN >> GEORGE FLOYD'S YOUNGER BROTHER JOINED LAWMAKERS ON THE BLACK LIVES MATTER PLAZA WEDNESDAY NIGHT CAPPING OFF THE DAY OF EMOTIONAL TESTIMONY ABOUT HIS BROTHER'S DEATH DELIVERING AN IMPASSIONED PLEA

>> HE PLEAD FOR HIS WIFE AND SAID HE CANNOT BREATHE AND NOBODY CARED JUSTICE HAS TO BE SERVED >> HE DESCRIBED THE AGONY HE FELT AS HE WATCHED THE VIDEO WITH THE OFFICER DEALING ON HIS OLDER BROTHER'S NECK FOR 8 MINUTES AND 46 SECONDS >> IT HURT TO SEE MY BROTHER PLEAD FOR HIS LIFE AND WATCHING THE OFFICER PUT HIS KNEE ON HIS NECK >> NOW CHALLENGING LAWMAKERS TO TAKE ACTION TO PREVENT OTHERS FROM DYING LIKE HIS BROTHER

>> TREAT PEOPLE WITH EMPATHY AND RESPECT AND TEACH THEM THAT THERE DAILY FORCES TO BE USED RARELY AND ONLY WHEN LIFE IS AT RISK >> WHEN YOU LOOK AT HOW WELL THE BLACK COMMUNITY HAS BEEN DOING UNDER THIS ADMINISTRATION, NOBODY HAS DONE ANYTHING LIKE WHAT WE HAVE DONE >> THE PRESIDENT IS EXPECTED TO DISCUSS POLICING WHEN HE SITS DOWN WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN LEADERS IN DALLAS TODAY A SENIOR OFFICIAL TELLS US HE MIGHT ANNOUNCE MEASURES THAT COULD BE ACCOMPLISHED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER WITH THE BROADER PACKAGE OF POLICIES UNVEILED BY NEXT WEEK AND AMONG THE REFORMS DISCUSSED, LIMITING CHOKEHOLDS, CREATING A NATIONAL REGISTRY FOR POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN MISCONDUCT AND CURBING NO KKNOCK WARRANTS AS FOR GEORGE FLOYD'S BROTHER, HE WANTS JUSTICE FOR HIS BROTHER >> HE DIED OVER $20 AND I'M ASKING YOU IS THAT WHEN A BLACK MAN IS WORTH? $20? >> THE SOMBER DAY RESIGNATION ACROSS THE COUNTRY

>>> IT'S BEEN MORE THAN 100 DAYS SINCE PRESIDENT TRUMP LEFT HOSTED A CAMPAIGN RALLY THE MEGA EVENTS PACKED WITH THOUSANDS OF SUPPORTERS BUT NOW THE PRESIDENT IS READY TO RESTART THIS RALLY AND A PLAN FOR WHERE AND WHEN TO RELAUNCH ARE ALREADY STIRRING CONTROVERSY AND THIS COMES AS THE PRESIDENT IS DISMISSING AN IDEA UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PENTAGON OF RENAMING BASES OF CONFEDERATE OFFICERS >> THEY TOPPLED THE STATUE >> IT NEEDED TO COME DOWN >> ONE OF SEVERAL INCIDENTS OF CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS DISTORT HER AND VANDALIZED

>> IT'S TIME FOR US TO MOVE THE CITY BEYOND THIS >> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS RULING OUT ANY REMAINING US MILITARY BASES NAMED AFTER CONFEDERATE GENERAL INCLUDING FORT BRAGG AND FORT BENNING THE PRESIDENT TWEETED THE MONUMENTS OF AND POWERFUL BASES HAVE BECOME A GREAT AMERICAN HERITAGE AND OUR HISTORY HAS THE GREATEST NATION IN THE WORLD AND WILL NOT BE TAMPERED WORTH AND DAYS EARLIER PENTAGON OFFICIALS SAY THEY WERE OPEN TO THE DISCUSSION

WELL OVER THE CAPITAL THE HOUSE SPEAKER IS CALLING FOR NEARLY A DOZEN CONFEDERATE STATUES TO BE REMOVED FROM THE BUILDING SAYING THEY PAY HOMAGE TO HATE >> DO WE HAVE A GREAT TIME AT A TRUMP RALLY? >> THIS COMES AS THE PRESIDENT IS GETTING BACK ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL >> IT'S THE DATE AND LOCATION THAT IS RAISING NEW QUESTIONS, NEXT FRIDAY, JUNE 19 IT JUNETEENTH THE HOLIDAY COMMEMORATING THE END OF SLAVERY IN THE US AND CELEBRATED AS AFRICAN-AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY AND IN THE WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH MARCHES OUR PLANS ON THIS DAY TO MARK THE OCCASION AND AS FOR TULSA, 99 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH IN 1921 THE CITY WITNESSED A MASSACRE

RECENTLY PORTRAYED IN HBO'S WATCHMEN THEY DESTROYED BUSINESSES KILLING HUNDREDS OF AMERICANS — BLACK AMERICANS >> THE WHITE HOUSE DECLINING COMMENT BUT THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN TOLD NBC NEWS REPUBLICANS ARE PROUD OF THE HISTORY OF JUNETEENTH >> OKLAHOMA RELIABLY RED STATE AND THEY ARE NOW IN PHASE 3 OF REOPENING AND THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN IS NOT DETAILED WHERE THE RALLY WILL BE HELD OR IF MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED IN THE MEANTIME MIKE PENCE POSTED HIS TWEET, JUST YESTERDAY, NO MASKS AND CLEARLY NO SOCIAL DISTANCING AND THE VICE PRESIDENT LATER DELETED THE TWEET >>> FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE 72 YEAR HISTORY NASCAR SAW SOMETHING NEW AT THE SPEEDWAY

A STOCK CAR BEARING HASHTAG BLACK LIVES MATTER DRIVEN BY NUMBER 43, BUBBA WALLACE >> NOT THAT WE ARE SAYING NO OTHER LIVES MATTER THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER TOO >> HE'S THE ONLY FULL-TIME BLACK DRIVER >> IT STARTS WITH CONFEDERATE FLAGS, GET THEM OUT OF HERE >> THE CONFEDERATE FLAG A FIXTURE FOR DECADES NOW NO LONGER

NASCAR ANNOUNCING THE FLAG RUNS CONTRARY TO PROVIDING INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENT IT IS NOW PROHIBITED FROM ALL NASCAR EVENTS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY ON A RACETRACK WHERE DRIVERS CHASE THE CHECKERED FLAG, NASCAR , CHECKERED PAST LESS THAN TWO MONTHS AGO THE DRIVER WAS FIRED BY THE RACING TEAM FOR USING A RACIAL SLUR >> THAT HIT HOME BECAUSE IT WAS INSIDE OF THE STRIP AND IT DID NOT DIRECTLY TARGET ME BUT INDIRECTLY PULLED ME IN AND I'M RIGHT THERE >> HE CREDITED THAT EPISODE AND THE KILLING OF SPRINGING HIM INTO ACTION

>> HEARTBREAKING AND NO LONGER CAN BE IGNORED >> NOW JOINED BY SOME OF THE MOST RECOGNIZABLE NAMES FROM DALE EARNHARDT JUNIOR TO JIMMY JOHNSON >> I HAVE BEEN IN THE SPORT FOR A LONG TIME AND I BELIEVE THAT IT IS FUFULL OF GOOD PEOPLE AND DON'T KNOW DRIVER OUT THERE THAT DOES NOT T WANT TO TREAT PEOPLE THE WAY THEY WOULD WANT TO BE TREATED >> OUR COUNTRY MUST DO BETTER >> THE NASCAR PRESIDENT OFFERING THESE WORDS AND 30 SECONDS OF SILENCE ON SUNDAY AND NOW ON THE HOOD OF THE REPAINTED CAR THE IMAGE WITH THE WORDS COMPASSION, LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING

A MESSAGE HE HOPES WILL RESONATE FAR BENEATH THE SURFACE >>> IT'S HISTORIC WHAT'S GOING ON A NASCAR BUT THE QUESTION IS HAS THERE BEEN ANY BACKLASH? >> Reporter: SPEAKING WITH A FORMER DRIVER HE SAID THE VAST MAJORITY OF DRIVERS WANT TO LISTEN AND WANT PEOPLE TO FEEL COMFORTABLE E AND THERE HAS BEE ONE PART-TIME TRUCK SERIES DRIVER WHO POSTED ON FACEBOOK LAST NIGHT THAT BECAUSE OF THE CHANGE IN THE POLICY WITH THE FLAG AND KNEELING DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM THAT HE IS DONE AT THE END OF THE SEASON BUT THAT IS THE EXCEPTION AND NOT THE RULE >>> LET'S TURN TO A NEW ERA IN NASCAR AS WE MENTIONED EARLIER BANNING THE DISPLAY OF CONFEDERATE FLAGS AT ALL EVENTS AND THAT FLAG HAS BEEN A BIT OF A FIXTURE IN THE SOUTHERN CULTURE FOR DECADES AND LESS MY BUBBA WALLACE THE ONLY FULL- TIME AFRICAN-AMERICAN DRIVER AND THE ONE WHO CALLED FOR THE CHANGE TOOK TO THE TRACK IN THE MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY IN A STOCK-CAR EMBLAZONED WITH THE HASHTAG BLACK LIVES MATTER AND BEFORE THE TRACE HE TALKED ABO THAT BIG MOMENT >> THE ARBIGGEST RACE OF MY CAREER AND I'M EXCITED I HAVE NOT SLEPT MUCH THINKING ABOUT THIS RACE

TRYING TO RACE TO CHANGE THE WORLD >> BUBBA WALLACE JOINS US THIS MORNING THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME YOU CALLED FOR THE FLIGHT TO BE BANNED ON MONDAY AND NASCAR BANS THE FLAG ON WEDNESDAY WERE YOU SURPRISED WITH THE SPEED AT WHICH IT MOVED? >> I WOULD NOT SAY SURPRISED WE HAVE THE CONVERSATION STARTING LAST WEEK

THE PRESIDENT NASCAR BEING VERY VOCAL AND A GREAT FRIEND OF MINE AND I TOLD HIM THAT WE ARE FRIENDS AND IF I CROSS THE LINE WE'VE GOT TO WORK TOGETHER TO GET THE ROOT THAT WE HAVE GOT TO GET RID OF THE FLAG AND I HAVE SEEN TOO MANY COMMENTS AND STORIES FROM FIRST-TIME FANS THAT HAVE COME TO A RACE IN YEARS PAST AND THE FIRST THING THEY SAY IS I SAW THE CONFEDERATE FLAG FLYING AND IT MADE EEME COMFORTABLE IT'S NOT A RACE THING IT'S ABOUT WALKING INTO AN EVENT AND FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE IF YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE YOU WOULD WANT CHANGE I'M SPEAKING OUT FOR THE PEOPLE THAT SHOW UP AND FEEL THAT WAY A LOT OF KUDOS TO NASCAR AND HATS OFF TO EVERYBODY INVOLVED FOR PUSHING THE ENVELOPE AND PUSHING THE MESSAGE ACROSS

IF WE WANT T CHANGE IT STARTS WITH US WE WILL GO FROM THE GROUND UP AND IMPLEMENT WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO SAY >> FOR FOLKS NOT FAMILIAR IT IS A SPORT THAT IS STEEPED IN SOUTHERN CULTURE AND GOT ITS START BECAUSE GUYS WERE OUTFITTING THEIR CARS TO MAKE IT FASTER TO GET AWAY FROM THE COPS IN THE RACES THAT I'VE BEEN TO AND AS A FAN AND JOURNALIST, IT'S IN THE CHURCH, IN FIELD, HOW IS THIS GOING TO ENFORCE THE BAN? >> I'M SURE THEY WILL TAKE STRICT MEASURES TO NOT ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN AND IF IT DOESN'T THEN THAT IS ANOTHER CONVERSATION I WILL HAVE NOT SURE IF NASCAR IS PLANNING ON THIS WHERE IT STANDS WILL BE ALLOWED TO COME BACK HERE AND IT WILL BE A SHAME TO SEE, THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS IN FOLDING AND WE ARE PIECING IT TOGETHER DAY BY DAY

WE WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH ON AND FIGHT FOR WHAT'S RIGHT >> THE LION SHARE OF YOUR FELLOW DRIVERS SEEM TO BE ON BOARD THAT THERE IS A PART-TIME TRUCK SERIES DRIVER THAT CAME OUT OVERNIGHT THAT HE IS GOING TO RETIRE BECAUSE OF THE DECISION WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO HIM IF HE IS WATCHING AND LISTENING AND WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO OTHER FOLKS THAT SAY THE FLAG IS ABOUT HERITAGE AND NOT HATE? >> I HAVE SEEN THAT COMMENT AND I WAS BAFFLED BY IT I THINK HE SOLIDIFIED HIS CAREER TO NO LONGER BE A PART OF NASCAR AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE NASCAR TO STEP UP AND LOOK AT THAT BUT I HAVE SEEN THE COMMENT WHERE TO A LARGE GROUP OF PEOPLE AT THE FIND OF HATE AND OPPRESSION AND A LOT OF NEGATIVE AND BAD THINGS COME TO MIND AND YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT BUT WE WANT ALL RACES AND EVERYBODY TO FEEL INCLUDED AND THAT IS WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH UNITY AND BRINGING EVERYBODY TOGETHER

NOT BE SHY AND EXTROVERTED ABOUT OR BECAUSE THEY SEE CONFEDERATE FLAG FLYING THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO BE HERE WITH NOTHING HOLDING BACK >> YOU KNOW THAT YOU PROBABLY PICKED UP A WHOLE SLEW OF FANS >> ABSOLUTELY A LOT FROM THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY THAT WOULD NEVER GIVE NASCAR A CHANCE SO MANY COMMENTS I READ THAT WERE SHOCKED AT HOW NASCAR HAS APPROACHED EVERYTHING AND IT OPENED THEIR EYES AND PEOPLE ASKING, MY FAVORITE ONE WAS A PLAYER FOR THE SAINTS WAS ASKING WHEN THE NEXT RACE WAS

EVERYBODY WAS TUNED IN LAST NIGHT AND IT WAS A BIG WATCH PARTY I HOPE THAT IS FOR THE FUTURE AS WELL AND WE ENCOURAGE ALL BACKGROUNDS AND RACES TO COME ENJOY OUR CRAZY SPORT AND ATTENTION ACTION-PACKED >> BUBBA WALLACE, TRAIL BLAZER NASCAR GOOD LUCK >>> LET ME TELL YOU THAT WE ARE STARTING TO SEE THAN UPTICK IN PASSENGER TRAVEL AND ONLY 87,000 PEOPLE TRAVELED NATIONALLY AND WE ARE UP TO 330,000 AND THAT IS STILL DOWN 2 MILLION FROM ONE YEAR AGO BUT WHEN I FLEW FROM BALTIMORE TO ORLANDO, MOST PEOPLE I FOUND WERE FOLLOWING THE PRECAUTIONS BUT NOT EVERYBODY WAS KEEPING THEIR DISTANCE

>> FOR ANY FREQUENT FLYER YOU WILL NOTICE THIS IS NOT THE AIR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE YOU HAVE COME TO KNOW NORMALLY BUSTLING HUB FOR SOUTHWEST >> IT'S PRETTY QUIET HERE ALMOST EVERYBODY YOU SEE IS WEARING A MASK >> NO HOLED UP SET THE SECURITY CHECKPOINT FOR REGULAR OR FREE PRE-CHECK >> THAT IS THE FASTEST IT'S EVER BEEN

>> ONCE INSIDE SCARCE CROWDS AND THE AIRPORT ALSO INSTALLING HAND SANITIZER STATIONS BUBBA MIDDLETON WAS AMONG THOSE WEARING A MASK I MYSELF HAD A HEAVY FACEMASK ALONG WITH GLOVES AND AFTER OUR COLLEAGUE SHARED HIS EXPERIENCE OF POSSIBLY CONTRACTING THE VIRUS IN FLIGHT THROUGH HIS EYES AND I WERE GLASSES AND GOGGLES WE BOARDED THE FLIGHT IN SMALL GROUPS BUT PRIOR TO GETTING ON — >> A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE NOT KEEPING SIX FEET DISTANCE >> THEY WERE TAKING EXTRA STEPS TO DISINFECT THE AIRPLANE AND I WAS NOT THE ONLY ONE SANITIZING MY AREA LIWITH WIPES AND WITH T FLIGHT ABOUT TWO THIRDS FULL OF VAST MAJORITY OF MIDDLE SEATS WERE LEFT OPEN ALONG WITH TRYING TO SPREAD PEOPLE OUT THERE AIRLINES ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO ASCREEN PASSENGERS

>> UNITED THE MAJOR CARRIER TO GIVE TRAVELERS A SELF-HELP ASSESSMENT ASKING THEM TO CONFIRM THEY HAVE NOT BEEN DIAGNOSED AND ANY SYMPTOMS LIKE A FEVER OR COUGH WOULD COME INTO CONTACT WITH TWANYONE DIAGNOSED SOMETHING YOU MAY NOTICE MISSING ON YOUR NEXT FLIGHT, SNACKS AND DRINKS SOUTHWEST IS SUSPENDING SNACK AND BEVERAGE SERVICE FOR FLIGHTS LESS THAN 250 MILES AND JETBLUE LIMITING FOOD AND REPLACING GLASSWARE WITH SINGLE- USE CUPS NOW IT'S TIME FOR MY RETURN FLIGHT IN IN ORLANDO FEWER MASKS IN THE TERMINAL >> YOU DON'T HAVE A MASK >> I JUST TOOK IT OFF BECAUSE I'M SWEATING AND CANNOT BREATHE

I HAVE BAD ANXIETY SO I WAS HYPERVENTILATING >> JUST LIKE MY FLIGHT DOWN TO ORLANDO THE RETURN FLIGHT WAS ABOUT TWO THIRDS FULL WITH EVERYONE WEARING A MASK ON BOARD BUT DUPON LANDING ALL TH EFFORTS TO SOCIAL DISTANCE WENT OUT THE DOOR PASSENGERS JUMPING UP PACKING THE AISLE TO BE FIRST TO DEPLANE >> AS IT RELATES TO YOUR TSA EXPERIENCE, THINGS ARE ALSO CHANGING THEIR AND WE WILL WALK THROUGH HOW THINGS WILL BE CHANGING AT THE TSA CHECKPOINT WHEN YOU SHOW UP THERE IS GOING TO BE A PLEXIGLAS IN FRONT OF YOU AND WHEN YOU SHOW UP YOU CAN HAVE 12 OUNCES MOF HAND SANITIZER I A PLASTIC BAG

ORIGINALLY IT'S A THREE OUNCE LIMIT BUT NOW UP TO 12 OUNCES AND YOU CAN IN FACT GO AHEAD AND HAVE YOUR BOARDING PASS AND SCANNING YOURSELF AND THERE MUST BE PLASTIC SHIELDING BETWEEN YOU AND THE TSA AGENT YOU CAN ALSO BRING YOUR OWN FOOD AND IT HAS TO BE IN A PLASTIC BAG AND TSA SAYS IT WILL NOT TOUCH THE BAG AND IF YOU HAVE A RECENTLY EXPIRED DRIVERS LICENSE THEY WILL STILL ALLOW THAT TO BE CARRIED ON AND USED AT THE TSA CHECKPOINT AND UP UNTIL NOW YOU HAD TO HAVE A REAL DRIVERS LICENSE BUT NOW YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND USE IT >>> BY THE WAY, IF YOU SHOW UP AND THE FLIGHT IS FULL AND YOU'RE NOT COMFORTABLE, DO YOU HAVE ANY OPTIONS? >> ALL THE AIRLINES HAVE SAID IF YOU'RE NOT COMFORTABLE YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND REQUEST A DIFFERENT FLIGHT KEEP IN MIND THAT THERE ARE FEWER FLIGHTS TODAY THAN THERE WERE BACK IN JANUARY OR FEBRUARY SO YOU MAY REALLY HAVE TO WAIT QUITE A WHILE AND ALSO KEEP IN MIND THAT BECAUSE THERE ARE FEWER FLIGHTS, MORE ARE ABOUT TWO THIRDS FULL SO IT'S NOT LIKE PTYOU WILL FIND AN EMP FLIGHT >> I THINK EVERYONE AGREES THAT THE GOGGLES, MASK AND CLASSES, YOU WEAR IT WELL

I THINK YOU LOOK GOOD >> SOME OF THIS WAS ALSO MY WIFE SAYING IF YOU'RE GOING TO GET ON THE PLANE THEN YOU BETTER BE REALLY CAREFUL SO I TOOK ALL PRECAUTIONS >>> I SAT DOWN WITH THE POLICE CHIEF WHO IS AT THE CENTER OF THE NATIONAL FIRESTORM AND IT IS A DELICATE BALANCING ACT THE FUTURE POLICING IN HIS CITY IS AT STAKE >> THIS MORNING THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE CHIEF CALLING FOR CHANGE

>> IF WE DO NOT EVOLVE THEN WE WILL NOT EXIST ANYMORE >> POWERFUL POLICE UNIONS MAKE IT HARD TO FIRE BAD COPS AND HE IS CUTTING OFF CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS AND PROMISING TO LOOK MORE CLOSELY AT OFFICER PERFORMANCE DATA TO IDENTIFY EARLY SIGNS OF MISCONDUCT >> RACE IS A PART OF THE AMERICAN POLICING SYSTEM WE WILL NEVER EVOLVE IN THIS PROFESSION IF WE DO NOT ADDRESS IT HEAD ON >> THE MAJORITY OF THE CITY COUNCIL HAS PLEDGED TO DISMANTLE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT THAT THE MMAYOR WILL NOT GO TH FAR >> IF YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A FULL CULTURE SHIFT THEN I'M ON BOARD BUT IF YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT ABOLISHING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT THEN I AM NOT

>> FIRED OFFICER, DEREK CHAUVIN, CHARGED WITH SECOND- DEGREE MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER AFTER PROSECUTOR SAY HE KNELT TC ON GEORGE FLOYD'S NECK FOR NEARLY 9 MINUTES HE WAS AN EARLY PLEA NEGOTIATIONS BEFORE HIS ARREST BUT IT FELL THROUGH >> IF YOU COULD LOOK AND BE IN THE SAME ROOM WITH DEREK CHAUVIN , WHAT WOULD YOU DO? >> I WOULD NOT BE IN THE SAME ROOM WITH HIM AND I REFUSED TO USE HIS NAME >> THEY WORKED IN THE SAME CLUB BUT THEY DID NOT KNOW EACH OTHER THE OWNER OF THE CLUB SAID DEREK CHAUVIN WAS OFTEN AGGRESSIVE AND APPEARED ANXIOUS AROUND BLACK CUSTOMERS >> IT SEEMED LIKE THE AFRICAN- AMERICAN CROWD WAS A CROWD HE WAS INTIMIDATED BY >> THREE OTHER OFFICERS ARE CHARGED AND ONE THOMAS LANE HAS BEEN RELEASED ON BAIL

>> HE IS THE CITY'S FIRST BLACK POLICE CHIEF AND TWO WEEKS AGO HE WATCHED PART OF IT BURNED >> IT'S BEEN TOUGH AND THIS IS A CITY I LOVE AND A CITY THAT HAS TTAKEN ME IN >> WHAT'S YOUR BIGGEST REGRET? >> HUMANITY WAS NOT THERE FOR MR FLOYD WHEN IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN >> THE ATTORNEY DECLINED COMMENT AND IN A STATEMENT THE POLICE UNION CALLED THE DEATH SENSELESS AND WHETHER THE POLICE CHIEF AND THE MAYOR COULD BE VIOLATING STATE LAW AND THE UNION SAID IT IS WILLING TO COLLABORATE R >>> SEA WORLD IS OPENING TODAY AND OTHER PARKS ARE OPEN OR SOON TO OPEN BUT IT WILL BE A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE FOR VISITORS

FOR INSTANCE, IT USED TO USBE BEFORE CORONAVIRUS THAT VISITORS COULD COME HERE AND SEE THE DOLPHINS AND TOUCH THE DOLPHINS BUT NOW BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS, NO FEEDING OR TOUCHING >> THE WHALES HAVE BEEN WAITING AND SO HAVE THE FLOCKS OF FLAMINGOS SEA WORLD ORLANDO REOPENING TODAY FOR NEARLY 3 MONTHS THE ONLY VISITORS WERE THE TRAINERS >> WE ARE EXCITED TO WELCOME BACK THE PUBLIC

>> BUT IT WILL LOOK A LOT DIFFERENT >> WHEN YOU COME IN I'M HIT WITH ONE OF THESE TEMPERATURE CHECKS BUT WHAT HAPPENS IF IT TURNS OUT HEON A DAY LIKE TODAY WHERE TO 91 DEGREES THAT I HAVE AN ELEVATED TEMPERATURE? >> YOU CAN COOL DOWN FOR A FEW MINUTES AND WE TAKE IT AGAIN YOU'LL GET ANOTHER CHANCE >> WE WILL SCAN YOUR TICKET THROUGH THE PLEXIGLASS AND THERE IS NO CONTACT >> SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE REQUIRED AND THROUGHOUT THE PARK NEWLY ADDED SANITATION STATIONS

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT REOPENED LAST WEEK IN THE PARK, PART OF THE PARENT COMPANY LETTING IN A REDUCED NUMBER OF VISITORS WHICH MEANS SOCIALLY DISTANCED LINES ARE SHORT >> IS A HUGE INCONVENIENCE WEARING THE MASK IN THE HEAT >> THERE ARE NOW AREAS YOU CAN TAKE OFF THE MASK AND TAKE A BREATHER >> LEGOLAND HAS ALSO REOPENED AND DISNEY WORLD IS HOPING TO GET THE MAGIC BACK AT FOUR OF ITS PARKS NEXT MONTH DISNEYLAND JUST GOT THE GO- AHEAD TO REOPEN ITS S PARK IN JULY AS WELL

UNIVERSAL CITY WALK IN HOLLYWOOD IS WIDE OPEN BUT IN ALL THE PARKS, PRECAUTIONS GO HAND-IN-HAND GET THE INDUSTRY STARTED SLOWLY TO AVOID ANY STUMBLES SINCE JANUARY, THE THEME PARKS HAVE LOST AN ESTIMATED $10 BILLION DUE TO THE PANDEMIC SEA WORLD ANOTHER PARKS HOPING TO MAKE A BIG SPLASH

AS AMERICANS VENTURE BACK OUT >> WE JUST WANT PEOPLE TO COME HERE AND HAVE A GOOD TIME TAKE THE PRECAUTIONS AND WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO KEEP YOU SAFE >> WHEN YOU GO TO A PARK AND THEY HAVE WHAT THEY NOW CALL PRESENTATIONS LIKE THE DOLPHINS DOING SOME OF THEIR HABITUAL SWIMMING AROUND AND DOING TURNS, YOU USUALLY SIT IN A COMPACT AREA BUT NOT ONLY ARE THEY LIMITING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT COME IN THE SPACE AND PEOPLE OUT IN EVERY OTHER ROW AND FAMILIES CAN SIT TOGETHER BUT THERE IS ITA BIG SPACE BETWEEN YOU AND STRANGERS NEARBY THE IDEAS TO BE PUT CAUTIOUS BUT AT THE SAME TIME LET PEOPLE GET AMBACK OUT BECAUSE AMERICA TRYING TO GET BACK OUT AND LIVE LIFE AS WE ALL WILL KNOW

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>> YOU DON'T PREPARE FOR GIVING BIRTH IN A PANDEMIC >> THE IMPORTANCE IS TO KEEP OUR SPIRIT UP >> JOIN ME AS WE GO INTO AMERICA TO HEAR FROM EVERYDAY PEOPLE >> THE COUNTRY WAS FORGED IN PART BY SHARED SACRIFICE AND WE ARE CALLED TO STEP UP AND WE HOPE YOU CONTINUE TO STAY INFORMED AND ENGAGED AS WE FOLLOW THE JOURNEY TOGETHER I LESTER HOLT AND FOR ALL MY COLLEAGUES AT NBC NEWS, TAKE CARE

>> IF IT IS ASKING THE TOUGH QUESTIONS, IF IT IS ASKING FOR ACCOUNTABILITY, IF IT IS NAVIGATING THE NEW NORMAL IN AMERICA AND IF IT IS SUNDAY IT IS MEET THE PRESS >>> THE PANDEMIC HAS TURNED OUR WORLD UPSIDE DOWN AND THE STORY CHANGES HOURLY >> MORE STATES ARE LIFTING THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS EVEN WITH LESS THAN 2% OF THE NATION TESTED >> IT'S THE 11th HOUR >>> THE GROCERY BILL HAS GONE UP 20% >> THEY NOW ARE EATING EVERY MEAL AT HOME AND IT IS TESTING THEIR BUDGET

>> THIS IS STARTING TO BE PAINFUL >> THE COST OF GROCERIES SPIKED AGAIN IN MAY WITH BEEF SOARING NEARLY 11% EGGS UP NEARLY 4% COMPARED TO WHEN YOU'RE AGO IT IS EVEN HIGHER WITH ONE DOZEN EGGS UP 21% AND BEEF NOW 17% MORE AS SEVERAL MEAT PROCESSING PLANTS GET UP TO SPEED AFTER SHUTDOWNS , THE PRICE HIKE ALSO DRIVEN BY THE SUPPLY CHAIN TO KEEP UP WITH GROCERY STORE DEMAND AS PEOPLE KEEP EATING AND COOKING AT HOME >> ARE YOU MAKING DIFFERENT CHOICES ON WHERE YOU GO SHOPPING ? >> I BUY IN BULK NOW AND MY PARENTS WILL BUY WHATEVER IS ON SALE AND WE GO IN WITH THEM AND SPLIT THINGS

>> MANY PRICES WILL GO UP AT RESTAURANTS TOO A FAMILY RUN RESTAURANT REOPENS ITS DINING AREA AND THE MANAGER SAID SHE HAS HAD TO ADD A CORONAVIRUS SURCHARGE >> WE ARE NOT MAKING THE SAME PROFIT BUT WE ARE TRYING TO BREAK EVEN BECAUSE THE CUSTOMERS ARE OUR PRIORITY >> SOON YOU WILL SEE MORE VALUE PACKS AND GENERIC BRANDS LESS DISCOUNT STORES WILL ALSO TRY TO WIN OVER MORE SHOPPERS >>> AT HOUSTON'S METHODIST HOSPITAL THE COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE ONCE AGAIN SURGING 40%

MOST BUT NOT ALL OF THE SICKEST PATIENTS ARE ELDERLY >> MEMORIAL DAY WAS A BIG FACTOR 60s AFTER MEMORIAL DAY WE SAW MORE ACCELERATION I THINK PEOPLE LET THEIR GUARD DOWN >> THE SAME STORY IN PHOENIX

>> WE HAVE SEEN AN INCREASE NUMBER OF CASES OF PATIENTS THAT ARE POSITIVE >> TEXAS AND ARIZONA AMONG BUYING STATES REPORTING A JUMP IN HOSPITALIZATIONS, THE BEST INDICATOR OF THE TOLL ARKANSAS, CALIFORNIA, NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA, MISSISSIPPI, OREGON AND UTAH ON THE LIST AND THE AMERICAN NURSES ASSOCIATION REPORTS 79% OF NURSES SAY THEY ARE BEING ENCOURAGED OR REQUIRED TO REUSE THEIR PPE >> NOW THEY ARE IN SHORT SUPPLY AND WHAT WE USE TO CLEAN THE METAL GOAL EQUIPMENT KEEP SHIFTING >> AS STATES EXPAND TESTING THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES NOW 2 MILLION WITH 113,000 DEATHS, 883 DEATHS YESTERDAY

MEANWHILE AMERICA CONTINUES TO REOPEN FROM AIRLINE PASSENGER TRAFFIC TO THE NAVY PIER IN CHICAGO TO THE MALL OF AMERICA IN MINNEAPOLIS TO MIAMI BEACH >> THE BEACHES THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE >> THREE VEXING CANDIDATES WILL ENTER PHASE 3 CLINICAL TRIALS THIS SUMMER FDA APPROVAL COULD COME BY 2021 HOW QUICKLY COULD AMERICANS GET VACCINE? >> WE ARE HOPING BY THE SPRING OF NEXT YEAR WE WILL HAVE SOMETHING

>> NOT EVERY STATE HAS SEEN AN INCREASE NEW JERSEY REPORTING A 40% DECREASE OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS >>> AS DEMONSTRATIONS CONTINUE ACROSS AMERICA, MORE EXAMPLES ARE EMERGING OF POLICE USING DEADLY FORCE UNDERSCORING THE SWEEPING DEMANDS FOR CHANGE AND ACCOUNTABILITY SOME OF THE IMAGES ARE DISTURBING >> TONIGHT MORE EVIDENCE OF POLICE VIOLENCE AS A NATION GRAPPLES WITH SOME PUSHING BACK SAYING OFFICERS ARE BEING HARD- HIT

IN CALIFORNIA AND OFFICERS SHOT WHEN SOMEONE OPENED FIRE IN A POLICE STATION THE SUSPECT IS STILL AT LARGE BUT IN PROTEST ACROSS THE COUNTRY DEMAND FOR CHANGE WITH CHANCE OF I CAN BREATHE WITH VIDEOS CONTINUED TO SURFACE LIKE THE DEATH OF MANUEL IN TACOMA, WASHINGTON THE CELL PHONE VIDEO SHOWS GLIMPSES OF WHAT HAPPENED THREE MONTHS AGO WHEN POLICE TRIED TO ARREST HIM AFTER REPORTS OF SOMEONE TRYING TO OPEN CAR DOORS TODAY THE GOVERNOR ORDERED AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION AND THE OFFICERS HAVE BEEN PLACED ON LEAVE

>> ALL OF THEM NEED TO LEAVE THEIR JOBS AND IF THEY LIE THEY NEED TO GO TO JAIL >> IN OKLAHOMA ANOTHER CASE SAYS POLICE RELEASED NEW BODY CAM VIDEO SHOWING THE MOMENTS BEFORE THE DEATH OF ANOTHER MAN POLICE WERE CALLED AFTER HE GOT IN A FIGHT AT A TACO TRUCK >> IT IS RELIVING IT ALL OVER AGAIN THERE ARE A LOT OF GEORGE FLOYD

>> THE OFFICERS OFFICIALLY CLEARED OF ANY WRONGDOING IN A NEW MEXICO AN OFFICER CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER AFTER CHASING DOWN A MAN AND WAS STARTED AS A TRAFFIC STOP AND ENDED IN A CHOKE HOLD >> WE ARE SEEKING JUSTICE AND ESTOP AN END TO THE VIOLENCE >> AND AUSTIN POLICE VIDEO SHOWS A MAN TELLING OFFICERS HE COULD NOT BREATHE AFTER WAS HELD DOWN AND TASTE FOUR TIMES THE INTERNAL AFFAIRS REVIEW CONCLUDED THEY FOLLOWED GUIDELINES AND THAT INCIDENT ALSO UNDER INVESTIGATION >> THE POLICE UNION SAYS THAT OF THE MILLIONS OF INTERACTIONS THEY'VE HAD WITH THE PUBLIC THE MAJORITY DO NOT RESULT IN VIOLENCE >> 375 MILLION INTERACTIONS, OVERWHELMINGLY POSITIVE RESPONSES

I AM NOT DEREK CHAUVIN AND THEY ARE NOT HIM HE KILLED SOMEONE AND WE DIDN'T >> THE CALLS FOR OVERSIGHT SWEEPING POLICE REFORM AND THE BANNING OF CHOKEHOLDS AND A FULL REVIEW OF USE OF FORCE AND IN A GROWING LIST OF CASES RE- EXAMINED AND SCRUTINIZED BY SOCIETY AS A WHOLE >>> $20, I'M ASKING YOU IF THAT IS WHEN A BLACK MAN IS WORTH? $20? >> ON CAPITOL HILL AND EMOTIONAL AND ROLE RAW APPEAL DEMANDED JUSTICE FOR HIS BROTHER >> HE PLEADED FOR HIS LIFE AND SAID HE COULD NOT BREATHE AND NOBODY CARED, NOBODY

HE PLEADED AND THEY STILL DID NOT CARE JUSTICE HAS TO BE SERVED YOU DON'T EVEN DO THAT TO AN ANIMAL HIS LIFE MATTERED ALL OF OUR LIVES MATTER

BLACK LIVES MATTER >> HE DESCRIBED THE DESPAIR HE FELT WHILE WATCHING THE VIDEO OF AN OFFICER KNEELING ON HIS BROTHERS NECK FOR 8 MINUTES AND 46 SECONDS OF HORROR >> I THINK OF THAT VIDEO OVER AND OVER AGAIN IT FEELS LIKE EIGHT HOURS AND 46 MINUTES IT HURTS TO SEE MY BROTHER PLEAD FOR HIS LIFE AND WATCHING THAT OFFICER JUST PUT HIS KNEE ON HIS NECK

>> NOW DEMANDING LAWMAKERS TAKE ACTION TO PREVENT OTHERS FROM DYING LIKE HIS BROTHER >> HONOR GEORGE AND MAKE THE NECESSARY CHANGES THAT MAKE LAW ENFORCEMENT THE SOLUTION AND NOT THE PROBLEM HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE WHEN THEY DO SOMETHING WRONG TEACH THEM WHAT IT MEANS TO TREAT PEOPLE WITH EMPATHY AND RESPECT >> LAWMAKERS STRIKING A BIPARTISAN NOTE

>> TODAY IS THE DAY TO SET POLITICS ASIDE >> IT'S NOT A DEMOCRATIC OR REPUBLICAN ISSUE, IT'S AN AMERICAN ISSUE >>> FLOYD'S PLEA WAS FOR CONGRESS TO DO SOMETHING BUT WHILE DEMOCRATS WANT TO BAN CHOKEHOLDS AND NO KNOCK WARRANTS THE PRESIDENT AND REPUBLICANS ARE NOT READY TO GO THAT FAR >> THEY MET WITH AFRICAN- AMERICAN MEDIA PERSONNEL AND FAITH LEADERS AND HAS COME UNDER FIRE FOR NOT YET RELEASING A PLAN TO ADDRESS THE CRISIS >> WHEN YOU LOOK AT ECONOMICS AND YOU LOOK AT HOW WELL THE BLACKS HAVE BEEN DOING UNDER THIS ADMINISTRATION, NO ONE HAS DONE ANYTHING LIKE WE HAVE DONE >> THE PRESIDENT TWEETED A BASELESS CONSPIRACY ON THE DAY OF HIS FUNERAL ACCUSING THE 75- YEAR-OLD PROTESTER IN THIS VIDEO WAS PUSHED AND INJURED BY POLICE BASED ON THE FALSE REPORT THAT ORIGINATED ON THE WEBSITE

>> THE PRESIDENT DOES NOT REGRET ANY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT >> GEORGE FLOYD'S BROTHER OVERWHELMED BY GRIEF AND A SIMPLE REQUEST THAT HIS BROTHER DID NOT DIE IN VAIN >> RIGHT NOW A POWERFUL SCENE UNFOLDING ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE WHITE HOUSE THAT WE WANT TO SHOW YOU GEORGE FLOYD'S BROTHER MARGIE WITH PROTESTERS IN THE AIR AND EMOTIONS RUNNING HIGH AS THEY CALL FOR CHANGE THIS CAPTURED MOMENTS AGO

MEANWHILE PRESIDENT TRUMP ANNOUNCED HE PLANS TO HOLD A CAMPAIGN RALLY IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA AND IS FRIDAY HIS FIRST IN THREE MONTHS AND THE CORONAVIRUS BEGAN >>> IF IT IS ASKING THE TOUGH QUESTIONS, IF IT IS ASKING FOR ACCOUNTABILITY, IF IT IS NAVIGATING THE NEW NORMAL IN AMERICA AND IF IT IS SUNDAY, IT IS MEET THE PRESS >> THE COUNTRY WAS FORGED IN PART BY SHARED SACRIFICE WE HOPE YOU WILL CONTINUE TO STAY INFORMED AND STAY ENGAGED AS WE FOLLOW THE JOURNEY TOGETHER

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M EASTERN >>> A PANDEMIC THAT HAS TURNED OUR WORLD UPSIDE DOWN THE STORY CHANGES HOURLY A SLOW ROLLOUT LIFTING THE STATE HOME ORDERS

>> IT'S THE 11th HOUR WE ARE MOVING INTO UNCHARTED TERRITORY AT THAT CHECK IN OUR BATTLE WITHHE CORONAVIRUS AND THE ENORMOUS CHALLENGES OF REOPENING THE COUNTRY >> NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT >>> SHE NEVER THOUGHT SHE WOULD END UP LIVING IN AFRICA

>> WHEN I WAS GROWING UP I HAD NO INTENTIONS OF WANTING TO COME TO AFRICA BECAUSE WHAT THEY SHOW US IS BASICALLY ALL NEGATIVITY AND I WANTED TO COME HERE AND SEE WHAT IT WAS FOR MYSELF >> A NATIVE NEW YORKER WITH ROOTS IN JAMAICA, SHE SPENT HER TRANSFORMATIVE YEARS VISITING BUT AT 23 YEARS OLD SHE VACATIONED IN GHANA AND FELL IN LOVE WITH THE COUNTRY AND THE PEOPLE THERE >> THE VIBE, ENERGY, FOOD THE PEOPLE IN THE MUSIC, IT REMINDS ME OF JAMAICA

>> IT WAS THEN THAT SHE DECIDED TO START ANOTHER CHAPTER IN HER LIFE >> I WANTED TO BE HERE I FEEL LIKE WE AS BLACK PEOPLE, WE NEED TO COME BACK TO AFRICA >> SHE MOVED TO THE CAPITAL AND IN SEARCH FOR NEW BEGINNING AND IS LOWER PACE OF LIFE AND THE WORLD TO EXPLORE HER ANCESTRY MORE DEEPLY >> THIS IS MY SECOND TIME DRIVING IN GHANA

>> WE VISITED HER THERE EARLIER THIS YEAR BEFORE THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC TO LOOK AT WHAT LIFE IS LIKE FOR AMERICANS LIVING IN GHANA >> WE FINISHED COOKING AND WE ARE GOING TO TAKE IT AND SELL IT >> SHE LAUNCHED A BUSINESS HONORING HER FAMILY AND CONNECTING CULTURES SERVING JAMAICAN FAIR BLENDED WITH A FEW LOCAL DISHES SPICY JERK CHICKEN, FISH AND PORK SERVED WITH GHANA'S RICE >> WE HAVE TO GIVE THEM WHAT THEY LOVE >> I HAVE A SENSE OF BELONGING HERE AND I FEEL AT HOME

IN ORDER TO KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING YOU NEED TO KNOW WHERE YOU'VE COME FROM THAT'S WHY A LOT OF TIMES WE ARE LOST BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW WHO OR WHERE WE CAME FROM AND ONCE YOU FIND YOUR ROOTS AND YOU FIND YOUR HISTORY, YOU HAVE A SENSE OF CONFIDENCE KNOWING THAT I'M IMPORTANT AND I CAME FROM IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN MY PEOPLE FOUGHT FOR ME TO BE HERE >> SHE IS ONE OF 3000 BLACK AMERICANS LIVING IN GHANA AND MANY RETURNED TO LAST YEAR FOR THE YEAR OF RETURN INITIATIVE MARKING 400 YEARS SINCE ENSLAVED BLACK PEOPLE FIRST ARRIVED IN AMERICA AND HONORING THE RESILIENCE OF BLACK PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD COUNTRIES ALONG THE WEST AFRICAN COAST INCLUDING DONNA WERE CENTRAL TO THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE

THE DOCTOR TEACHES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA >> THE REASON THERE'S A DISCONNECT, WE KNOW THAT ULTIMATELY THEY SOLD MILLIONS OF AFRICAN PEOPLE FROM THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA AFRICAN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN OVER 400 YEARS DISCONNECTED FROM THEIR CULTURE AND THE LAND >> HERE AT THE SLAVE CASTLE, ENSLAVED PEOPLE WERE SEPARATED BY GENDER, CHAINED TOGETHER IN DUNGEONS, BEATEN, SEXUALLY ABUSED THE DOOR OF NO RETURN WOULD COME TO SYMBOLIZE THE HORROR THEY LEFT BEHIND AND THE GENERATIONS OF SYSTEMIC OPPRESSION THEY WOULD FACE IN AMERICA

>> ALL THOSE THINGS WE FELT AND WE NEEDED TO TELL AND TO SHOW THAT IT'S NOT ALL DOOM AND GLOOM AND THAT WE SURVIVED AND WE HAVE MUSICAL ICONS, FASHION ICONS AND EVERYWHERE YOU GO YOU REALIZE AFRICAN FOOTPRINT IS STILL THERE >> JOSH IS A TOUR GUIDE AND HE HAS LIVED IN GHANA HIS WHOLE LIFE >> THE MORE THE CONTINENT EXPANDS AND IT GROWS AND THE GAP WILL BE CLOSED >> IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BE BLACK AND PROMOTE WHO WE ARE AND WE ARE THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT CAN PUSH THE CONCEPT FORWARD >> THE YEAR OF RETURN WAS FUELED BY INFLUENCERS AND CELEBRITIES DRYING PEOPLE BACK TO AFRICA TO BUILD CONNECTIONS AND NETWORK IN THE BACKDROP OF THE NIGHTLIFE, MUSIC AND HISTORY

HE SERVED ON THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE >> IT'S ABOUT THE COMMUNITIES HERE IN THE DEEP TIES AND GETTING A DEEPER KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT THAT RETURN ACTUALLY MEANS FROM A SPIRITUAL SENSE, BUSINESS SENSE AND SOCIAL STANDPOINT >> THIS YEAR GHANA IS EXPANDING THE INITIATIVE GOING BEYOND THE RETURN BY INVITING BLACK PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD TO INVEST SOCIALLY AND FINANCIALLY IN THE COUNTRY AND BUILD RELATIONSHIPS ACROSS BORDERS >> AT THIS DESIGN STUDIO, ENTREPRENEURS FOCUS ON TRANSFORMING AFRICA AND GATHER TOGETHER TO BRAINSTORM NEW IDEAS >> IT'S HARVESTING THE OPPORTUNITY THAT IS HERE

IN 50, 100, 200 YEARS I LEFT A LEGACY HERE AND MY CHILDREN AND CHILDREN'S CHILDREN WILL COME BACK AND SHOW THEIR ROOTS AND TRUE HISTORY OF NOT JUST GHANA BUT AFRICA AND BEYOND >> GHANA'S OFFICIALS ARE CONTINUING TO FOSTER THE INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS THE COUNTRY IS MAKING THESE APPROVALS EASIER AND GRANTING CITIZENSHIP THROUGH SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND THE GOVERNMENT HOPES TO INCREASE THE ANNUAL NUMBER OF TOURISTS FROM 1 MILLION TOUCH THE 8 MILLION BY 2027 TOURISM OFFICIALS SAY THE MONEY BROUGHT IN GOES DIRECTLY INTO THE LOCAL ECONOMY >> GHANA IS A LAND OF OPPORTUNITY

THERE ARE SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CULTURE >> TO THE EXTENT THAT WE DO GET NATIONALS COMING IN, I'M HOPING WE CAN HAVE THE EXCHANGE AROUND ENTREPRENEURIAL VALUE WHICH I SEE IN GHANA'S YOUTH ALREADY >> THE NFL VETERAN MALCOLM JENKINS SAYS HIS THREE TIPSTER GONNA SHED A LIGHT ON HIS AND HISTORY >> EVERYTHING IS BLACK, BLACK, BLACK >> A LOT OF US DON'T KNOW HER OWN HERITAGE

A LOT OF THE HISTORY IS WIPED AWAY AND IT'S HARD TO FIND WE ARE ALL ON THIS JOURNEY TO FIGURE OUT WHERE DO WE COME FROM AND WHAT IS OUR HISTORY >> HE IS NOW BUYING A PIECE OF LAND TO EVENTUALLY BUILD A VACATION HOME AND HE SAYS ECONOMIC INVESTMENT IN AFRICA IS CRITICAL >> IT IS THE RIGHT TIME FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS TO MAKE THE JOURNEY BACK TO THE HOMELAND PLAY A PART IN THE PROCESS OF BUILDING A STRONG AND UNIFIED COUNTRY

>> THAT'S AN APPEALING PROCESS FOR SOME BLACK AMERICANS WHO MAY FEEL THE SPACE DISPLACED >>> IN MAY PROTESTS ERUPTED AROUND THE COUNTRY OVER THE DEATH OF 46-YEAR-OLD GEORGE FLOYD IN MINNEAPOLIS AFTER VIDEO SURFACED SHOWING THE POLICE OFFICER KNEELING ON HIS NECK FOR 8 MINUTES AND 46 SECONDS AS FLOYD SAID, I CANNOT BREATHE, MULTIPLE TIMES WITH THREE OTHER OFFICERS ON THE SCENE AND ALL FOUR OFFICERS WERE FIRED AND LATER ARRESTED THE OFFICER AT THE CENTER OF THE CASE WAS CHARGED WITH SECOND-DEGREE MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER AND THE THREE OTHER OFFICERS WERE CHARGED WITH AIDING AND ABETTING, SECOND-DEGREE MURDER IN 2014 THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT BECAME RIGHT WIDELY RECOGNIZED AFTER ACTIVISTS TOOK TO THE STREETS CALLING FOR JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL BROWN AFTER HE WAS FATALLY SHOT BY A POLICE OFFICER IN FERGUSON, MISSOURI AND ONE MONTH EARLIER 43-YEAR- OLD ERIC GARNER DIED WHILE BEING PHYSICALLY RESTRAINED BY A POLICE OFFICER IN NEW YORK

IN THE CASES OF BROWN AND GARDNER, THE GRAND JURIES DID NOT INDICT THE OFFICERS AND NEITHER WAS FOUND TO HAVE COMMITTED CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BETWEEN 2013 AND 2018, LIKE MEN AND BOYS WERE 25 TIMES MORE LIKELY THAN WHITE MEN AND BOYS TO DIE IN AN ENCOUNTER WITH POLICE BLACK WOMEN NEARLY 15 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE KILLED BY POLICE THAN WHITE WOMEN

>> WHEN YOU START TALKING ABOUT SOCIAL ISSUES THAN YOU THINK THERE IS SOMETHING OUTSIDE OF AMERICA AND YOU BEGIN TO SAY, WHAT HAPPENED AND IT'S AN EASY CONNECTION BACK TO THE AFRICAN CONTINENT I THINK SOCIAL MEDIA HELPS TO POLITICALLY EDUCATE PEOPLE IN ORDER TO THINK BEYOND AND REALLY THINK BEYOND THAT >> SHE WAS RAISED IN MARYLAND AND THEY HAVE BOTH DECIDED TO LIVE HERE AND THEY ARE DISHEARTENED BY RACISM IN AMERICA >> YOU THINK THAT AMERICA IS SO GREAT BUT WHEN YOU GO THERE YOU BODY IS SEEN AS A THREAT YOU AS A BLACK MAN SEEN ON THE STREET, YOU THINK IT'S NORMAL BUT ANYWHERE ELSE IT IS SEEN AS DISRUPTIVE

>> IT'S A VERY DIFFICULT ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUNG BLACK MEN AND WOMEN WITH STOP AND FRISK AND PEOPLE GETTING KILLED BY POLICE AND KILLED IN THEIR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD AND THEY GO HOME WITH A SENSE OF RENEWAL AND HOPE FROM BEING HERE >> GHANA HAS A POPULATION OF 29 MILLION AND IS POLITICALLY STABLE AND THE ECONOMY IS DRIVEN BY GOALS AND OIL THEY BROKE FREE FROM COLONIAL RULE >> THE FIRST INDEPENDENT AFRICAN STATE >> THEY ESTABLISHED IN 1950s

IN 1961 THE GHANA PRESIDENT MET WITH PRESIDENT JOHN F KENNEDY >> WE SHARE THE SAME BASIC ASPIRATIONS >> WE ALL LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUED COOPERATION BETWEEN OUR COUNTRIES >> THE PRESIDENT WENT TO COLLEGE IN AMERICA AND SPEND TIME IN HARLEM, NEW YORK

HE KNEW THE IMPORTANCE OF CONNECTING GHANA AND AMERICA IN THE LATE 1950s AND 60s THE BLACK WRITERS AND ARTISTS LIKE MAYA ANGELOU MOVED TO GONNA ALL EXPLORING THEIR POLITICAL ACTIVISM AND PERSONAL IDENTITIES >> I STILL CALL IT HOME IT WAS REASSURING AND STARTLED ME BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY AFRICAN AMERICAN

>> I THINK ABOUT MY ANCESTORS ALL THE TIME AND I WONDER HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT ME RETURNING HOME AND COMING BACK TO AFRICA >> THE TRANSITION HAS NOT BEEN EASY AND LAUNCHING HER BUSINESS IS STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS >> WE JUST WENT INSIDE AND ASKED FOR THE PORK AND THEY SAID WE DO NOT HAVE ANY PORK FOR YOU AND THEN THEY CALLED US BACK IN AND SAID HOW MANY PIECES DO YOU NEED? >> THEY WILL BE AT MY PLACE AROUND 10:00 AND WE START COOKING AND PREPPING FOR THE DAY >> SHE HAS HAD TO FIND EMPLOYEES ENTERING HER STAFF ON HOW TO SEASON THE JERK CHICKEN HER WAY THERE IS ALSO THE CHALLENGE OF NAVIGATING WHERE THE TRUCK IS ALLOWED TO PARK

>> WE COME HERE AND OPEN UP AND WE WAIT FOR PEOPLE TO COME >> BUT SHE SAYS THAT SHE WOULD DO IT ALL AGAIN >> IT'S DEFINITELY WORTH IT AND I'M SO HAPPY >> I HOPE I AM FLUENT, MANY OTHER AFRICAN-AMERICANS WILL COME HERE AND FIND THEIR ROOTS >> THERE ARE PROGRAMS THAT HELP TO DO THAT TOO THEY TAKE TEENAGERS AND YOUNG ADULTS TO THE CONTINENT AND SOME TROUBLED COMPANIES HAVE CURATED EXPERIENCES FOR BLACK MILLENNIALS TO VISIT AND MANY OF WHOM ARE NOT ONLY INTERESTED IN TRAVEL BUT NOW HAVE THE TECH KNOWLEDGE HE TO TRACE THEIR GENEALOGY

BUT NOT EVERYONE WHO MOVES TO GONNA NECESSARILY HAS ANCESTRAL ROOTS CONNECTING THEM TO THE COUNTRY >> WHETHER YOU HAVE TIES TO GONNA OR NOT IT WOULD HELP YOU AS A BLACK PERSON TO FIGURE OUT HOW DO I CONTRIBUTE TO ALSO TRANSFORM >> IT IS ONLY THE BEGINNING OF WHAT SHE SAID IS ALREADY A SUCCESSFUL TRANSFORMATION >> CHANGING CONNECTIONS OFFERING HOPE AND ROOTS IN ANOTHER HOME , >> MADERNA CONFIRMED IT WOULD BE LAUNCHING THE FINAL STAGES OF TESTING IN JULY

THE TRIAL WILL INCLUDE 30,000 VOLUNTEERS TO PRIMARILY STUDY THE PREVENTION OF SYMPTOMATIC COVID-19 THE SECOND GOAL IS TO MINIMIZE THE SEVERITY OF THE DISEASE THE COMPANY SAID IT WAS ON TRACK TO DELIVER ROUGHLY 500 MILLION DOSES PER YEAR AND UP TO 1 MILLION DOSES PER YEAR BY 2021 >> WE WILL HAVE ABOUT 113,000 NOW SO SOMETIME IN NOVEMBER, WE'RE GOING TO CROSS 200,000, AND WE STILL WON'T BE DONE, RIGHT? THIS PANDEMIC IS GOING TO WITH US UNTIL NEXT SPRING OR SUMMER, WHEN WE HAVE A VACCINE

WE DO HAVE TO GET PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS WE DO HAVE TO DO AS MUCH SOCIAL DISTANCING AS POSSIBLE WHILE WE'VE GOTTEN BETTER ON TESTING, WE'RE NOWHERE WHERE WE USED TO BE WE NEED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO STEP UP AND DECIDE THAT IT WANTS TO DO THIS >> NOW, FROM NBC'S OLIVIA SOLD LOAN, NBC IS BANNING THE USE OF ITS FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY FOR A YEAR

THE COMPANY SAYS IT HOPES THAT WILL, QUOTE, "GIVE CONGRESS ENOUGH TIME TO IMPLEMENT APPROPRIATE RULES" THIS FOLLOWS PRIVACY AND BIAS CONCERNS THE BAN WOULD NOT APPLY TO ORGANIZATIONS THAT WORK WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT TO IDENTIFY CHILDREN OR HUMANS OF VICTIM TRAFFICKING >> THOSE ARE THE LATEST UPDATES FOR THIS HOUR WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE HEADLINES

>> ALL RIGHT, ALEXA THANK YOU SO MUCH WE WILL SEE YOU THEN >>> THERE IS GROWING CONCERN THAT THE US

COULD BE SEEING A RESURGENCE OF THE CORONAVIRUS AS OF TODAY, MORE THAN 113,000 PEOPLE IN THE US HAVE MCDONALD FROM COVID-19, WITH MORE THAN TWO MILLION CASES RECORDED NATIONWIDE, AND SEVERAL STATES ARE STILL REPORTING A RECORD NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS NORTH CAROLINA IS ONE OF THOSE STATES

NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT KATIE BECK IS IN RALEIGH, AND, KATIE, TELL US ABOUT THE SURGE IN NORTH CAROLINA OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS >> Reporter: WELL, WHAT THEY'RE SAYING IS THIS IS AN ACCELERATING TRAINED IN THE WRONG DIRECTION, AND HEALTH EXPERTS SAY THEY'RE EXTREMELY WORRIED ABOUT WHAT THAT COULD MEAN DOWN THE LINE AS FOR RIGHT NOW, THE HOSPITALIZATION RATES ARE AT A RECORD HIGH HOWEVER, HOSPITALS HERE DO STILL HAVE CAPACITY TO TREAT COVID-19 PATIENTS ABOUT 25% OF GENERAL, AND ABOUT 15% OF ICU BEDS ARE STILL AVAILABLE STATE-WIDE

SO THAT IS THE GOOD NEWS BUT STILL THE DATA AND THE WIDENING TREND, THE UPTICK IN COVID-19 ACTIVITY IN NORTH CAROLINA IS CAUSING THEM TO LOOK HARD AT THIS DATA AND REALLY CONSIDER WHAT THAT COULD MEAN DOWN THE LINE THIS STATE, LIKE MANY OTHERS, WALKING THAT DELICATE LINE OF WANTING TO REOPEN, WANTING TO GET ECONOMIES BACK OPEN AND BACK TO WORK, LIFE BACK TO NORMAL AS WANTING TO MAKE SURE PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS ARE TAKEN SERIOUSLY, AND PEOPLE ARE ABIDING BY THE RESTRICTIONS STILL IN PLACE THE GOVERNOR OF NORTH CAROLINA HAS SAID HE WILL HAVE TO TAKE SOME TIME AND BE VERY DELICATE IN HIS DECISION-MAKING ON WHETHER OR NOT TO MOVE TO STAGE 3

RIGHT NOW, WE ARE IN STAGE 2 OF NORTH CAROLINA IT WILL EXTEND UNTIL JUNE 26th TOP HEALTH OFFICIALS WILL SORT OF LOOK AT ALL THESE TRENDS AGAIN, AND DECIDE, IS THIS NOW THE RIGHT TIME TO MOVE TO STAGE 3, OR SHOULD WE DELAY THAT LONGER TO TRY AND GET SOME OF THESE RISING NUMBERS TO COME BACK DOWN ONE CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER HERE IN NORTH CAROLINA SAYS THIS REALLY IS A TIME WHERE PEOPLE NEED TO BE TAKING THE PRECAUTIONS THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN, AND TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY HERE'S WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY

>> I THINK IT IS A CRITICAL MODEL WE HAVE KIND OF BEEN IN A PERFECT STORM OF SITUATIONS, RIGHT? BECAUSE THERE WAS A HOLIDAY WHERE PEOPLE SPENT TIME TOGETHER WITH THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY BUT ALSO WITH THE EVENTS CONCERNING THE BLACK LIVES MATTER, THOSE THINGS EVOLVED, BROUGHT MORE PEOPLE SO OUR NUMBERS MIGHT BE HIGHER THAN WE'VE SEEN, BUT WE WILL SEE IN OTHER STATES GOING FORWARD FROM THIS, BUT WE WERE ALWAYS EXPECTING A SURGE, AND THAT IS, OF COURSE, WHAT WE'VE SEEN >> Reporter: NOW, THESE MODELS WERE THAT WE WOULD SEE AN UP TICK

ANOTHER REASON FOR RISING NUMBERS THAT STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS CITE IS THEY'VE VASTLY INCREASED TESTING IN NORTH CAROLINA IN NORTH CAROLINA, A FEW WEEKS AGO, THEY WERE TESTING MAYBE 5,000 PEOPLE A DAY NOW IT'S 17,000 SO WHEN YOU TEST MORE PEOPLE, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE MORE TEST RESULTS IT'S THE HOSPITALIZATIONS THAT ARE CONCERNING TO THEM

THOSE FROM THE REASONS THEY'RE GOING TO BE REALLY DRILLING DOWN ON THOSE NUMBERS IN THE COMING WEEKS TO MAKE SURE THERE ISN'T A SUDDEN SURGE THAT OVERWHELMS THEIR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM >> YEAH AND, KATE, LET'S TALK ABOUT THOSE HOSPITALIZATION AS BIT MORE IF YOU DON'T MIND I MEAN, ARE THOSE HOSPITALS PREPARED THERE? ARE THEY READY TO HANDLE IT? IT SEEMS LIKE IT DEFINITELY HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE OVERWHELMING >> Reporter: FOR SURE

AND THIS IS THE SIXTH TIME — TODAY MARKS THE SIXTH TIME MONTH THAT HOSPITALIZATION RATES ARE AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH IN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA SO FOR THEM, THEY WANT TO BE SEEING THOSE NUMBERS TRENDING DOWNWARD THEY DON'T WANT TO BE SEEING MORE PEOPLE IN CRITICAL CONDITION HEADING INTO THE HOSPITAL THAT'S WHY FOR THEM, THIS IS A TIME THEY'LL BE STUDYING AND DRILLING DOWN ON THOSE NUMBERS IS IT THE REOPENING MEASURES? SHOULD WE PUT MORE RESTRICTIONS BACK IN PLACE, OR IS IT THE FACT WE'RE DOING MORE TEST SOMETHING THEY'RE ALSO CONCENTRATING ON DOING MORE CONTACT TRACING

THEY SAY THERE'S ABOUT EIGHT COUNTIES THEY HAVE KIND OF TARGETED AS HOT SPOTS, AND IN THOSE EIGHT COUNTIES, THEY'RE GOING TO BE PUTTING MORE CONTRACT TRACING RESOURCES ON THE GROUND TO FIGURE OUT HOW THIS TRANSMISSION IS HAPPENING AND TRY TO CONTAIN IT A BIT MORE >> OKAY KATIE BECK IN RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> THANK YOU >>> WEEKLY JOBLESS CLAIMS CAME IN BETTER THAN EXPECTED, WITH MORE AMERICANS HEADING BACK TO WORK, BUT THE NUMBERS ARE STILL HIGH

THE NUMBER OF CLAIMS DROPPING FOR A 10th STRAIGHT WEEK TECH CORRESPONDENT JOE KENT IS JOINING ME NOW, AND, JOE, IS IT FAIR TO SAY WE ARE STARTING TO RECOVER? I THINK IT'S A QUESTION A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE RIGHT NOW >> Reporter: YEAH ''RECOVER" IS A STRONG WORD, BECAUSE WE STILL SEE HISTORIC HIGHS, AS YOU WERE SAYING WE HAVE 1 1/2 MILLION JOBLESS CLAIMS FILED IN ONE WEEK

THAT IS NOT NORMAL YES, THE NUMBERS ARE IMPROVING, BUT A RECOVERY WOULD BE A STRONG STATEMENT, ESPECIALLY AFTER WE'VE SEEN IT'S44 SOME MILLION CLAIMS THAT HAVE BEEN FILED OVER JUST THE PAST THREE MONTHS IF YOU TAKE A LOOK AT THE LABOR DEPARTMENT REPORT IN A LITTLE MORE DETAIL, WE DUG INTO IT THIS MORNING, WE SEE 21 MILLION PEOPLE THAT NUMBER IMPROVING, BUT STILL REALLY, REALLY BIG THE STATES HARDEST HIT ARE YOUR USUAL SUSPECTS HERE IN CALIFORNIA AND NEW YORK, FLORIDA, AND GEORGIA

BUT THIS ONGOING SITUATION IS LIKELY TO CONTINUE WE DO SEE LAY OFFS CONTINUING, ALTHOUGH MAYBE NOT AS BAD AS THEY WERE A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO OR A MONTH AGO, BUT YOU HAVE MAJOR RETAIL HEMORRHAGING GOING ON NOW WHEN IT COMES TO STORES CLOSING, LIKE ZARRA ANNOUNCING THEY'RE CLOSING STORES NATIONWIDE YOU HAVE MAJOR JEWELERS, LIKE KAY JEWELERS AND JARED'S THEY'RE CLOSING 150 STORES IN THE US

DUE TO COVID CONCERNS SO LAY OFFS DO KEEP COMING, EVEN THOUGH YOU DO HAVE A RETURN TO WORK IN SO MANY THINGS BUT THIS DISCUSSION OF A SECOND WAVE, AS WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT WITH KATIE BECK, CERTAINLY HAS A LOT OF COMPANIES STEPPING BACK AND THINKING, OKAY, WHAT'S COMING NEXT? >> YEAH, JO, CERTAINLY RATTLING COMPANIES RATTLING THE MARKET YOU MENTIONED RETAIL IS ONE OF THE SECTORS THAT'S REALLY STILL STRUGGLING THE MOST

WHAT SECTORS ARE STRUGGLING THE MOST ALONG WITH RETAIL, AND WHERE ARE WE SEEING SOME OF THE JOBS STARTING TO COME BACK? >> YEAH WE'RE SEEING SOME JOBS COME BACK IN HOSPITALITY, FOOD SERVICE, RESTAURANTS, AND THINGS LIKE THAT ACROSS THE BOARD, YOU REALLY DO SEE A CONTINUING PAIN, IF YOU WILL AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE JOBS REPORT FROM LAST WEEK THAT COVERED THE MONTH OF MAY FROM THE LABOR DEPARTMENT, YOU DO SEE THE ENCOURAGING SIGN OF PEOPLE GOING BACK TO WORK BUT YOU STILL SEE A DISPROPORTIONATE HIT ON THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY, WOMEN ALSO BEING DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED BY THE EMPLOYMENT HERE

SO THE PAIN IS REALLY ACROSS THE BOARD, ALISON >> JO, FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIR JAKE POWELL TALKING ABOUT OUR ECONOMIC RECOVERY THIS WEEK WHAT HAS HE BEEN SAYING? >> YEAH HE'S SAYING IT'S A LONG ROAD AHEAD TO RECOVERY HE SAID THERE'S NO PLANS, THEY'RE NOT THINKING ABOUT RAISING RATES THIS YEAR

YOU CAN EXPECT THOSE TO STAY WHERE THEY ARE BUT HE DID EXPECT THAT A LOT OF THE JOBS THAT WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THAT HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED AREN'T NECESSARILY GOING BACK AND SO THIS RECOVERY IS LIKELY TO TAKE YEARS AND FED CHAIR JAY POWELL ALSO SAYING THAT GDP, HE EXPECTS THE PRODUCTIVITY OR THE ECONOMY TO BE MORE LIKE — TO CONTRACT BY 65% THIS YEAR

HE DOESN'T EXPECT UNEMPLOYMENT TO IMPROVE OFF OF WHAT WE SAW IN MAY SO INSTEAD OF BEING AT THAT 13% LEVEL, WE DROP DOWN TO 9 SOMETHING PERCENT BUT THE FED CHAIR SAYING BASICALLY WE'RE IN A VERY DIRE SITUATION, EVEN THOUGH THINGS ARE IMPROVING SO THEY'RE IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL AND DOING EVERYTHING THAT THE FED IS ABLE TO DO TO KEEP THINGS AS NOT AS BAD AS IT OTHERWISE WOULD BE, ALISON >> JO, SOME AMERICANS ARE STILL WAITING FOR THEIR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, BUT WE'RE ALSO HEARING REPORTS THAT SOME PEOPLE ARE BEING OVERPAID >> THERE HAVE BEEN ISSUES OF PAYMENT THAT PEOPLE WERE APPLYING FOR THAT THEY GOT THAT THEY QUALIFIED FOR THAT THEY ARE NOW HAVING TO RETURN IN THE STATE OF OHIO, WE'RE HEARING ISSUES ALSO IN WASHINGTON STATE IT'S VERY REFLECTIVE OF THE ISSUE WE'VE BEEN REPORTING ON ALL ALONG, THE ANTIQUATED SYSTEMS AND SOFTWEAR INSIDE THE UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICES AND THE LABOR DEPARTMENT STATE-WIDE THAT NEED HELP SO IT'S AN OVERWHELMING OF THE SYSTEM THAT'S NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE

SO AS A RESULT, WE HAVE A LOT OF ISSUES WITH NOT JUST THE SYSTEM ITSELF, BUT NOW OVERPAYMENT OF — IT'S CERTAINLY A TROUBLE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN WAITING AWHILE FOR THEIR UNEMPLOYMENT, AND NOW THEY'RE BEING ASKED TO REPAY WHAT SO MANY THOUGHT THEY WERE TOTALLY QUALIFIED TO GET >> CAROL, REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS CAN'T SEEM TO AGREE ON WHETHER TO EXTEND THAT $600 FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE KEY DIFFERENCES ARE IN THEIR PROPOSALS, WHERE THEY'RE JUST UNABLE TO SEE HIGH TO EYE HERE? >> WHAT WE'RE SEEING NOW IS THEY WANT TO EXTEND THAT UNTIL 2021 REPUBLICANS ARE AGAINST IT

THERE HAVE BEEN DISCUSSIONS BANDIED ABOUT WHEN IT COMES TO WHAT KIND OF THINGS CAN BE PROVIDED OR DIFFERENT WAYS TO SUPPLEMENT THEIR IDEAS IF YOU DO GO FROM UNEMPLOYMENT TO GETTING A JOB AGAIN BUT THIS IS A REALLY INTRACTABLE STATE RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE AS WE DO SEE NUMBERS IMPROVINGTON JOBLESS CLAIMS FRONT, IT'S CLEAR WE'RE STILL DEALING WITH A MASSIVE CASE OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DAMAGE THERE ISN'T GOING TO BE THAT V- SHAPED BOUNCE BACK THAT MEMBERS OF THE ADMINISTRATION WERE HOPING FOR THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF TENSION THERE, AS PEOPLE ON THE GROUND, VOTERS, ARE THINKING, "LOOK, I JUST NEED A LITTLE MORE HELP TO GET THROUGH MY NEXT MONTH RENT PAYMENT, OR BE ABLE TO BUY MY GROCERIES," BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH WE SEE THIS SILVER LINING, THE PEOPLE BEING AFFECTED ARE FEELING A DEEP AND CONTINUED ECONOMIC PAIN

>> ABSOLUTELY, JO DEFINITELY DON'T PAY THE BILLS ALWAYS LOVE TALKING THE BUSINESS AND THE ECONOMY WITH YOU, JO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING ON >> THANKS, ALISON

>> FOR MORE ON THE CORONAVIRUS, NBC MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT DR JOHN TORE REST IS HERE DR JOHN, GREAT TO SEE YOU SO MORE THAN TWO MILLION CASES IN THE U

S SO FAR NOW, THE DIRECTOR OF THE HARVARD GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE IS WARNING THERE ARE 200 DEATHS BY SEPTEMBER, AND STILL WON'T BE DONE HERE WHAT HAVE PEOPLE THOUGHT, THAT WHEN THE COUNTRY STARTED TO REOPEN, IT WAS A SIGN THAT CORONAVIRUS WAS FADING IS IT? >> ALSON, GREAT TO SEE YOU AS WELL

I THINK THAT'S THE BIG MISCONCEPTION PEOPLE HAVE AND JUST TO CLEAR IT UP, THE REASON THINGS ARE OPENING UP IS BECAUSE WE NEED TO JUMP-START THE ECONOMY, AND WE NEED TO TRY AND GET PEOPLE BACK TO WORK WE NEED TO TRY AND GET MONEY BACK INTO THE ECONOMY IT DID NOT OPEN UP, BECAUSE THE PANDEMIC'S OVER, OR THINGS ARE MUCH BETTER, WE CAN RELAX THINGS ARE BETTER

WHAT WE'RE SEEING, TOO, IS SOMETHING WE KNEW WOULD HAPPEN THIS IS WHAT DR XIXA HAS BEEN TALKING ABOUT WE TALKED TO HIM LAST WEEK ON FACEBOOK HE MENTIONED THE SAME THING

IF THIS IS GOING TO BE AN INCREASE IN CASES OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS, AND UNLESS WE GET IT UNDER CONTROL, WE COULD SEE ANOTHER HUNDRED THOUSAND DEATHS BETWEEN NOW AND SEPTEMBER TO BRING THAT TOTAL UP TO 200,000 IT COULD REALLY LEAD TO A BUNCH OF ISSUES THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A REAL HARD TIME HANDLING SO IT'S INCUMBENT ON A COUPLE OF THINGS NUMBER ONE, THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO HELP US TRY TO CONTROL THIS ALSO INCUMBENT ON US TO MAKE SURE WE'RE DOING THE SOCIAL DISTANCING, WE'RE WASHING OUR HANDS

EVEN IF WE GO OUT AND ABOUT AND DO THOSE THINGS WE WANT TO DO WHEN WE'RE OUTSIDE, WE NEED TO DO THEM SAFELY, ALSON >> DR JOHN, ACCORDING TO AN NBC NEWS ANALYSIS OF CELL PHONE DATA, AMERICANS ARE MOVING AROUND, AND GATHERING AT PRECOVID LEVELS LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT, AND I KNOW WE MAY BE REPETITIVE, BUT IT CERTAINLY IS WORTH REPEATING WHAT IS THE RISK HERE? >> YOU'RE RIGHT

IT IS CERTAINLY WORTH REPEAT THE RISK HERE IS THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SPREAD CORONAVIRUS, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO START CATCHING CORONAVIRUS WE'RE GOING TO BE BACK TO WHERE WE WERE A FEW MONTHS AGO, WHICH IS BACK ON THAT UP SLOPE OR CURVE WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT WE HAVE ALREADY STARTED COMING DOWN AS A NATION THE PROBLEM IS, IN A LOT OF STATES, ARIZONA PROBABLY BEING THE WORST EXAMPLE OF THE CASES ARE COMING BACK, THEY OPENED UP — THESE CASES STARTED SPREADING

NOW THEY'RE TRYING TO KEEP IT UNDER CRIMINAL TO A CERTAIN EXTENT, IT'S LIKE TRYING TO GET THAT JEANIE BACK IN THE BOTTLE YOU'RE TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE EITHER GET BACK IN THE HOUSE AND SHELTER IN PLACE OR YOU'RE GETTING THE CONTACT TRACING YOU CAN CHECK AND SEE WHO MIGHT BE SICK AND WHO THEY WERE AROUND SO YOU CAN TRY TO MAKE SURE YOU QUARANTINE THEM REGARDLESS, SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE ALONG THE LINES HERE TO MAKE SURE THIS DOESN'T SPREAD, THESE SPECK DON'T TURN INTO OUTBREAKS, ALISON >> LET'S TALK ABOUT TREATMENTS

REGEN,CS PHARMACEUTICALS SAID TIMES SQUARING ITS DRUG ON HUMANS WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT? >> JUST TO DIFFERENTIATE A FEW THINGS PEOPLE MIGHT HAVE HEARD ABOUT, THERE'S A CONVALESCENT PLASMA THAT'S WHEN SOMEBODY RECOVERS FROM CORONAVIRUS THEY DONATE THEIR BLOOD THEY GET THEIR PLASMA OUT OF THE BLOOD THAT HAS ABOUT BODIES FOR CORONAVIRUS, AND GIVE THEM TO NOW SOMEBODY WHO IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION TO SAVE THEIR LIVES

THIS IS DIFFERENT THIS IS ABOUT BODIES THEY LOOK ACROSS THE SPECTRUM OF ABOUT BODIES THEY PULL A BUNCH OF PEOPLE'S BLOOD TOGETHER THEY FILTER OUT THE ABOUT BODIES

THEY TRY THOSE IN PEOPLE TO SEE IF THEY CAN HELP THOSE IN ANTIVIRUS THIS ONE IS CENTERED AROUND USING FOUR ABOUT BODIES, AND THEY THINK THAT COCKTAIL WILL GIVE A JUMP-START TO PEOPLE'S ANTIBODY SYSTEM THIS ISN'T A CURE THIS IS SOMETHING TO HELP JUMP- START THEIR SYSTEM UNTIL THEIR OWN IMMUNE SYSTEM CAN KICK IN AND FIGHT SO IT'S JUST HELPING ALONG THE WAY THERE

BUT IT'S CERTAINLY ONE THING WE CAN USE — ONE MORE TOOL IN OUR TOOLBOX UNTIL WE GET THAT VACCINE, WHICH YOU AND I HAVE TALKED ABOUT, IS KIND OF THE GAME CHANGER WE'RE LOOKING FOR, ALISON >> YEAH, THAT IS REALLY THE THING THAT PEOPLE ARE HOPEFUL ABOUT AND WAITING TO SEE DR JOHN, I KNOW WE OFTEN ASK YOU THE SAME QUESTIONS OVER AND OVER AGAIN, BUT AS WE'VE SAID, IT DEFINITELY SEEMS LIKE THAT ARE WORTH REPEATING SO THE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND JUST HOW SERIOUS THIS IS AND WHAT WE NEED TO STILL KEEP DOING THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING US OUT HERE

>> YOU BET, ALISON >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP PICKING THE TIME AND PLACE FOR HIS NEXT CAMPAIGN RALLY, JUNE 19th IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA TULSA IS THE SITE OF ONE OF THE DEADLIEST MASS LYNCHINGS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS IN US HISTORY, AND JUNE 19th OR JUNETEENTH, AS IT'S CALLED, IS THE DAY BLACK AMERICANS CELEBRATE THE END OF SLAVERY

KAREN BATH CALLED THE PRESIDENT'S DECISION, QUOTE, "DISRESPECTFUL TO THE LIVES AND COMMUNITIES THAT WERE LOST DURING THE TULSA RACE RIOT," AND SAID, QUOTE, "TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, HE CHOSE JUNE 18th, THE DAY IF OUR EMANCIPATION TO DO IT, ANOTHER SLAP IN THE FACE" POLITICAL REPORTER MONICA ALVEZ JOINING ME FROM DALLAS THAT'S WHERE THE PRESIDENT IS LET'S START FIRST WITH THAT FIRST CAMPAIGN RALLY DO WE KNOW WHY THE PRESIDENT CHOSE JUNE 19th IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA? >> Reporter: SHORT STORY, WE DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT, ALISON, AND IT'S A QUESTION WE'VE BEEN POSING BOTH TO THE CAMPAIGN AND THE WHITE HOUSE EVER SINCE THE PRESIDENT SEEMED TO ANNOUNCE THAT AND CATCH SOME OF HIS OFFICIALS OFF GUARD YESTERDAY

WE KNOW HE'S BEEN ITCHING TO GET BACK TO CAMPAIGN TRAIL THE FACT HE'S ANNOUNCED THIS RALLY FOR NEXT FRIDAY IN TULSA DID SURPRISE MANY, BECAUSE WHEN HE DID THAT, WILL DIDN'T REFERENCE IT WAS JUNETEENTH, ONLY AFTER THE FACT WHEN PEOPLE ASKED WHY ON THAT DATE, GIVEN THE HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE, NOT JUST OF THE DATE, BUT OF TULSA, OKLAHOMA THE CAMPAIGN DIDN'T RESPOND IMMEDIATELY A FEW HOURS LATER, THEY SAID THEY STAND WITH THOSE WHO WANT TO HONOR THE DATE THEY FEEL AND UNDERSTAND THE HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE AND THE WEIGHT OF IT, BUT THAT THE PRESIDENT SIMPLY WANTS TO GET BACK TO HIS SUPPORTERS

BUT THE CRITICAL QUESTION HERE IS EXACTLY THE ONE YOU POSED, WHY DO IT ON THAT DAY? AND FOR THOSE CRITICS WHO SAY IT'S DISRESPECTFUL, THEY DON'T SEEM TO HAVE A GOOD ANSWER TO THAT THE PRESIDENT WILL BE TRYING TO COMPLETE THAT TREND, WHICH IS TO GET BACK ON THE TRAIL, TO DO FUND RAISING, TRY TO RETURN TO ALL THESE THINGS THAT WERE SO COMMON THAT HE HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO DO FOR 11 OR 12 WEEKS BUT THE OTHER THING THAT HAS BEEN RAISED HERE IS HOW THESE RALLIES HAVE BEEN RAISED THERE HASN'T BEEN A LARGE-SCALE EVENT LIKE THIS SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGIN

YOU HAVE THOUSANDS OF PROTESTERS GATHERING IN THE STREET TO PROTEST THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD, AND THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKING, IF THEY CAN DO THAT, WHY CAN'T I HOLD LARGE-SCALE RALLIES, ALISON? >> SO LET'S TALK A LITTLE MORE HERE, MONICA, ABOUT WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE IS SAYING ABOUT GETTING BACK TO CAMPAIGN RALLIES WHILE WE ARE STILL IN A PANDEMIC >> Reporter: EXACTLY AND THEY HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO DELINEATE WHAT CDC GUIDELINES, IF ANY, THEY WILL ACTUALLY BE ENFORCING OKLAHOMA IS A STATE THAT IS NOW IN PHASE 3 OF REOPENING, WHICH MEANS THAT A LOT OF THE EVENTS THAT WERE HAPPENING AND TAKING PLACE ARE NOW BACK TO NORMAL, AND THAT IS PROBABLY THE LEADING REASON WHY THE PRESIDENT WANTED TO HAVE A RALLY THERE BUT IS THIS VENUE INDOORS OR OUTDOORS? WHAT IS THE CAPACITY? HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL? WILL THEY BE BURNED TO WEAR FACE MASKS? THE CAMPAIGN HASN'T GIVEN US ANY GUIDANCE

QUITE FRANY, IT'S POSSIBLE BECAUSE THINK DON'T HAVE THE ANSWERS SINCE THEY HAVEN'T HAD TO BRIEF THIS TERRITORY BEFORE, THEY'RE NOT SURE WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE A WEEK FROM TOMORROW, ALSON, BUT I AM IT WOULD BY CAMPAIGN OFFICIALS THEY WILL TRY TO DO EVERYTHING AS SAFELY AS POSSIBLE BUT IT'S UP TO EACH INDIVIDUAL PERSON TO DECIDE IF THEY ARE GOING TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE OR WEAR A FACE MASK THEY CAN GIVE ALL THE GUIDANCE THEY WANT, BUT WHETHER PEOPLE FOLLOW THROUGH IS ANOTHER MATTER >> MONICA, THE PRESIDENT IS REJECTING A PUSH TO TAKE CONFEDERATE NAMES OFF OF ARMY BASES CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT THAT AND WHY? >> Reporter: YEAH, THIS IS STRIKING YESTERDAY, BECAUSE YOU HAD THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE VERY OPEN TO THE IDEA

GIVEN ALL THE SOCIETAL UNREST AND CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE RELATIONS IN RECENT WEEKS, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT ISN'T BEING BROUGHT UP FOR THE FIRST TIME IT'S BEEN TALKED ABOUT FOR YEARS, FRANKLY, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT NOT JUST THE BASES, BUT ALSO CONFEDERATE STATUES YOU HAD DEMOCRATS, BUT ALSO MEMBERS OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAYING THEY WOULD BE OPEN TO THIS IDEA AND CHANGING THE NAME OF SOME OF THESE MILITARY BASES TO REMOVE THE NAME OF THOSE CONFEDERATE LEADERS BUT YOU HAD THE PRESIDENT COMING OUT IN A ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT THINK TWEET STORM YESTERDAY ABSOLUTELY REJECTING THE IDEA HIS PRESS SECRETARY EXPLAINED WHY

TAKE A LISTEN TO HER REMARKS FROM YESTERDAY >> THE NOTION THAT THE MEN WHO WERE DEPLOYED TO WORLD WAR II, TO WORLD WAR I, TO KOREA, ALL ACROSS THE WORLD, TO VIETNAM, THE LAST BIT OF THE UNITED STATES, MANY OF THESE MEN SAW SPORTS, AND TO SOMEHOW IMPLY THESE SPORTS WERE RACIST INSTALLATIONS, AND THAT'S THE LAST THING THEY SAW AS MANY LOST THEIR LIVES OVERSEAS, THE PRESIDENT WILL NOT STAND FOR THAT THE PRESIDENT WILL RESPECT IT, BECAUSE THOSE SPORTS AND THESE NAMES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE HEROS WITHIN THEM, NOT THE NAME ON THE BOARD >> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE, THEY'RE REALLY MAKING THIS ABOUT THE SERVICE MEMBERS AND WANTING TO BE SURE THAT THEY ARE HONORED IN THIS MOMENT AND NOT MAKING IT ABOUT THOSE NAMES THAT HAVE BEEN BRANDED ON THESE FACES FOR SO MANY YEARS BUT AGAIN, YOU SEE THE PRESIDENT AT ODDS WITH MEMBERS OF HIS OWN ADMINISTRATION WHO ARE OPEN TO THIS

>> A PRETTY STRONG STAND THERE LET'S TALK ABOUT WHY THE PRESIDENT AND YOU ARE IN DALLAS TELL US ABOUT HIS UPCOMING ROUND TABLE WITH CHURCH LEADERS

>> Reporter: SO THE PRESIDENT IS SET TO LAND HERE IN A LITTLE BIT ON AIR FORCE ONE, AND IT'S NOTABLE HE IS COMING TO TEXAS, BECAUSE HE'S BEEN WANTING TO HAVE THESE CONVERSATIONS IN COMMUNITIES, BRINGING STAKEHOLDERS TO THE TABLE HE'S GOING TO HAVE FAITH LEADERS HE'S GOING TO HAVE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND SOME SMALL BUSINESS LEADERS, THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS, TO DISCUSS RACIAL AND ECONOMIC DISPARITIES, PARTICULARLY IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND THIS HAS BEEN ADDED IN THE WAKE OF THE GEORGE FLOYD MURDER, AND TALKING EXACTLY ABOUT WHAT COULD HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THAT IN TERMS OF POLICE REFORM NOW, WE HAVEN'T HEARD SPECKS FROM THE PRESIDENT OR THE WHITE HOUSE ABOUT WHAT HE MAY OR MAY NOT ANNOUNCE HERE

IT'S POSSIBLE HE COULD TAKE EXECUTIVE ACTION IT'S POSSIBLE HE MAY BE ROLLING OUT SOMETHING THAT'S A LITTLE MORE BROAD AND ASPIRATIONAL THAT HE'LL HAVE TO WORK WITH CONGRESS ON WE'RE NOT SURE EXACTLY WHAT IT IS BUT THE CONVERSATION IS SIGNIFICANT, GIVEN THAT THEY WANT TO BE HAVING MORE OF THESE TO TRY TO APPROACH SOMETHING THEY COULD SEE THEY COULD WORK WITH MEMBERS ON CAPITOL HILL BUT THIS WAS ONLY ADDED TWO DAYS AGO

IN FACT, IT'S MORE NOTABLE THE ORIGINAL TRIP WAS PLANNED FOR A REELECTION FUNDRAISER THE PRESIDENT IS SET TO RAISE NEARLY $10 MILLION TONIGHT AT A PRIVATE HOME IN DALLAS AND AS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE LONE STAR STATE, THIS IS A RELIABLY REPUBLICAN STATE, BUT ACCORDING TO THE PRESIDENT'S TOP POLITICAL ADVISERS, WE'VE LEARNED THEY TOLD HIM HE IS UNDERWATER IN THIS STATE, SOMETHING HE CARRIED IN 2016 AND ALL OF THAT IS VERY CONCERNING TO HIM, HEADING INTO REELECTION, ALISON >> Reporter: YEAH, BIG NIGHT FOR THE PRESIDENT

MONICA, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR REPORTING GREAT TO SEE YOU >>> HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI WANTS TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE STATUES FOR THE US CAPITAL

>> THESE NAMES HAVE TO GO FROM THESE SPACES, AND THESE STATUES HAVE TO GO FROM THE CAPITAL >> NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT LEANN CALDWELL JOINING ME NOW WHAT ELSE DID SPEAKER PELOSI SAY ABOUT THOSE CONFEDERATE NAMES AND STATUES? >> Reporter: ALISON, SHE SAID SHE WROTE A LETTER TO THE ORGANIZATION WITHIN THE CAPITAL COMPLEX THAT OVERSEES THOSE STATUES, ASKING THEM TO BE REMOVED YOU KNOW, SHE ALSO SAID THAT THE FIRST TIME SHE WAS SPEAKER, SHE WAS ABLE TO MOVE A STATUE OF ROBERT E LEE THAT WAS IN THE CAPITAL INTO A DIFFERENT SECTION OF THE CAPITAL THAT'S MORE UNDERGROUND

IT'S IN THE CRYPT IT'S DARK IT'S NOT WELL LIGHTED IT'S NOT WHERE THE REST OF THE STATUES ARE BUT THAT IS ALL WITHIN HER POWER, IS TO MOVE THEM TO A DIFFERENT PLACE IN THE CAPITAL

SPEAKER PELOSI IS SAYING SHE WANTS THEM MOVED OUT OF THE CAPITAL COMPLETELY , ,, , , >> THE ARMED SERVICES COMPLETE MOVING TO RENAME THEM WE HAVE HARD HOW THE PRESIDENT FEELS >> YEAH

WELL, I WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT IT WITH McCONNELL, AND HE SAID HE DIDN'T REALLY CONSIDER THE STATUES HE DID NOT ANSWER THAT QUESTION AT ALL HE SAID THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE SHOULD DECIDE WELL, THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE DID DECIDE TODAY THEY SAID THAT — THEY VOTED WITH A COUPLE DETRACTIONS, A COUPLE REPUBLICANS IN THAT COMMITTEE, BUT OVERWHELMINGLY, THEY VOTED TO SET UP — TO MOVE FORWARD ON RENAMING THOSE BASES

THEY WOULD START TO STUDY IT THEY WOULD GET STAKEHOLDERS WITH THE MILITARY, THE STATE, A LOT OF OTHER THINGS THIS IS A MEASURE YOUR INTRODUCED BY ELIZABETH WARREN THE PRESIDENT TWEETED ABOUT IT, SAYING HE HOMES THAT REPUBLICANS

MANY REPUBLICANS ON THE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE TODAY, THEY ACTUALLY SIDED AGAINST THE PRESIDENT IN MOVING FORWARD AND CHANGING SOME OF THESE NAMES, ALISON >>> LEANN, POLICE REFORM IS DOMINATING THE CONVERSATION ON CAPITOL HILL, SENATE REPUBLICANS GETTING AHEAD OF THE WHITE HOUSE, ANNOUNCING THAT LEGISLATION IS COMING HERE'S WHAT MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL SAID EARLIER THIS WEEK ABOUT THIS >> WE'RE STILL WRESTLING WITH AMERICA'S ORIGINAL SIN AND WE TRY TO GET BETTER, BUT EVERY NOW AND THEN, IT'S PERFECTLY CLEAR WE'RE A LONG WAY AWAY FROM THE FINISH LINE

>> WHERE DOES THAT LEGISLATION STAND? >> IT'S STILL IN THE WORKS SENATE REPUBLICANS, LED BY SENATE TIM CONNELL OF SOUTH CAROLINA, IS STILL WORKING ON IT WITH HIS COLLEAGUES IT WOULD PROBABLY BE LIKE NEXT WEEK BUT THEY ARE STILL FIGURING OUT THE DETAILS OF WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE

THERE'S A COUPLE THINGS TO NOTE, THOUGH, ALISON ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IS INCLUDED IN THE DEMOCRAT BILL IS THIS IDEA OF QUALIFIED IMMUNITY THAT, AS IT CURRENTLY STANDS IN CURRENT LAW, INDIVIDUAL POLICE OFFICERS ARE NOT ABLE TO BE HELD PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE TO LIFE AND PROPERTY DEMOCRATS WANT TO CHANGE THAT SO THAT THERE IS SOME RESPONSIBILITY BY THE POLICE OFFICERS THERE WAS A DISCUSSION AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK ON SENATE REPUBLICANS, IF THEY WERE GOING TO ALLOW SOME OF THAT RESPONSIBILITY ON THE POLICE, AND IT LOOKS LIKE, AS THE WEEK HAS PROGRESSED, THAT REPUBLICANS ARE NOT GOING TO MOVE INTO THAT DIRECTION SO WE DO EXPECT THE REPUBLICAN BILL TO BE MUCH MORE NARROW, NOT GO NEARLY AS FAR AS THE DEMOCRATIC BILL

BUT THEY ARE HAVING THESE CONVERSATIONS, AND THAT IS PROOF THAT THE POLITICS IS ON THE SIDE OF MAKING SOME OF THESE REFORMS, ALISON >> LEANN CALDWELL, SO MUCH GOING ON ON CAPITOL HILL THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GETTING US UP TO SPEED >> THANK YOU >>> THE NATION'S TOP MILITARY OFFICER APOLOGIZING TODAY

MARK MILLIE, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, SAYING HE SHOULD NOT HAVE WALKED WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP LAST WEEK THROUGH LAFAYETTE SQUARE TO SAINT JOHN'S CHURCH >> AS MANY OF YOU SAW THE RESULT OF THE PHOTOGRAPH OF ME AT LAFAYETTE SQUARE LAST WEEK, THAT SPARKED A NATIONAL DEBATE ABOUT THE ROLE OF THE MILITARY IN CIVIL SOCIETY I SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN THERE MY PRESENCE IN THAT MOMENT AND IN THAT ENVIRONMENT CREATED A PERCEPTION OF THE MILITARY INVOLVED IN DOMESTIC POLITICS AS A COMMISSIONED UNIFORMED OFFICER, IT WAS A MISTAKE THAT I'VE LEARNED FROM, AND I SIN SORELY HOPE WE ALL CAN LEARN FROM IT

>>> NBC NEWS PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT COURTNEY QUBEY JOINING ME NOW WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT WHAT PROMPTED THIS APOLOGY? >> SO I MEAN, HE LAID IT OUT A LITTLE BIT THERE, ALISON, IN SAYING THAT IT SPARKED THIS NATIONAL DEBATE WE KNOW — HE READS A LOT HE LOOKS AT TWITTER HE LOOKS AT SOCIAL MEDIA

HE PAYS ATTENTION TO THE NEWS IT WAS NOT LOST ON HIM THAT AFTER HE APPEARED — >> YEAH >> AT THE WHITE HOUSE IN HIS — IN WHAT THEY CALL THE ACU, A BATTLE OR COMBAT FATIGUE, APPEARED THERE, WALKED WITH THE PRESIDENT OVER TO SAINT JOHN'S HE MANAGED TO KEEP HIMSELF OUT OF THE ACTUAL PHOTO OP, BUT HE WAS — EVERYONE KNEW HE WAS THERE, AND THEN HE WAS SOON AROUND DC

THAT NIGHT, AGAIN IN HIS ACU, VISITING THE TROOPS IT WAS A VERY SENSITIVE TIME IN DC THERE WAS TALK OF THE INSURRECTION ACT POSSIBLY BEING INVEHICLE THAT WOULD BRING ACTIVE-DUTY TROOPS WHEN YOU HAVE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS, THE SENIOR MILITARY OFFICER WALKING AROUND THE CITY IN HIS COMBAT FATIGUES, THERE WAS A LOT OF CRITICISM THAT NIGHT

AND WE'RE TALKING FORM ERNIE RETIRED AND FORMER GENERALS AND ADMIRALS, AND OFFICERS THERE WAS EVEN CONCERN AND CRITICISM AMONG THE RANKS GENERAL MILLIE WAS VERY AWARE OF THAT, AND HE TOOK IT TO HEART, ALISON >> COURTNEY, WE PLAYED A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT HE HAD TO SAY THINK WE HAVE ANOTHER CLIP

WHAT ELSE DID HE OFFER UP IN THAT APOLOGY? >> HE SAID THAT IT WAS A MISTAKE WE HAVEN'T ACTUALLY HEARD GENERAL MILLIE TALK A WHOLE LOT ABOUT IT SINCE HE WAS A CHAIRMAN PREVIOUS CHAIRMEN — I'VE COVERED A HALF DOZEN OR MORE NOW AT THE PENTAGON — THEY WILL MAKE THE CASE, ESPECIALLY IN AN ELECTION YEAR, ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO KEEP THE MILITARY, THE UNIFORMED MILITARY APOLITICAL GENERAL MILLIE'S PREDECESSOR HAMMERED THAT ISSUE HOME ALL THE TIME, ESPECIALLY IN HIS LAST COUPLE YEARS WHEN HE WAS CHAIRMAN UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP GENERAL MILLIE, WE HAVEN'T HEARD FROM AS MUCH

TODAY AT THE NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIVERSITY SPEECH, HE DID TALK ABOUT THAT HE SAID IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE THE MILITARY REMAINS APOLITICAL WE HAVE HEARD THAT MESSAGE SEVERAL TIMES, INCLUDING JUST RECENTLY, JUST LAST WEEK FROM SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MARKERS PER IT'S SOMETHING THAT HE FEELS VERY STRANGELY ABOUT AS WELL BUT,, YOU KNOW, WE FORGET, THERE IS STILL A CIVILIAN CONTROL OF THE MILITARY

THAT IS THE LAW SECRETARIEST PER IS, YOU KNOW, THE HEAD OF THE PENTAGON, AND HE IS A POLITICAL APPOINTEE THEY HAVE TO WALK A FINE LINE ESPECIALLY WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP, WHO SO FREQUENTLY TALKS ABOUT THE MILITARY AND PULLS THE MILITARY INTO ISSUES, IT IS VERY DIFFICULT IN THIS CURRENT POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT FOR GENERAL MILLIE AND THE OTHER CHIEFS AND THE MILITARY SERVICES TO KEEP THEMSELVES OUT OF THE POLITICAL DISCUSSION, ALISON , ,, , , THERE WAS A STIGMA AMONG THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY ABOUT SERVING IN COMBAT ARMS AND SO FOR GENERATIONS, WE DIDN'T SEE AS MANY MOTHERS AND FATHERS WHO CAME INTO PARTICULARLY THE ARMY, BUT INTO THE MILITARY, CHOOSING THAT WELL, YOU GENERALLY ARE DOING NEED SOME SORT OF A COMBAT ARMS TOUR OR EXPERIENCE TO MAKE IT UP TO THE GENERAL OFFICER LEVEL, PARTICULARLY, AGAIN, IN THE ARMY SO IN MANY WAYS, THAT SORT OF ELIMINATED THE AFRICAN AMERICAN — MANY AFRICAN AMERICAN SOLDIERS FROM MAKING IT UP THAT HIGH THE OTHER REALITY IS, THE NUMBER OF OFFICERS — NOT THE ENLISTED RANKS, BUT THE NUMBER OF OFFICERS WHO WERE AFRICAN AMERICAN, FOR YEARS, THE NUMBER OF AFRICAN AMERICANS — THEY WERE JUST NOT WELL REPRESENTEDth THOSE RANKS

IT IS SOMETHING THAT HAS, IN MORE RECENT YEARS, WE'VE SEEN A FLUCTUATION WE'VE SEEN SOME SORT OF CHANGE WE'VE HAD FOUR STAR AFRICAN AMERICAN GENERALS WE'VE JUST HAD THE FIRST FOUR- STAR AIR FORCE CHIEF OF STAFF WAS CONFIRMED JUST THIS WEEK WE'VE HAD, YOU KNOW, FOUR STAR COMMANDING GENERALS OVERCOMBATANT COMMANDS, OVERAFRUCON

SO IT HAS CHANGED A BIT BUT THE OVERALL NUMBER OF MOTHERS AND FATHERS ARE STILL UNDERREPRESENTED WHEN IT COMES TO THE MORE SENIOR MEMBERS, PARTICULARLY THE FOUR STAR GENERALS AND ADMIRALS IN THE MILITARY AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE DRAMATICALLY UNDERREPRESENTED, ALSON >> ALL RIGHT COURTNEY Q,VEY, THANK YOU SO MUCH

>> THANKS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WOD, LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN >> NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT KYLE PERRY JOINING US NOW CAL, TELL US MORE ABOUT THIS NEW BILL >> Reporter: SO THE BILL WILL PASS TONIGHT

IT'S A QUESTION OF THE SORT OF LANGUAGE THEY'VE LEFT AN OPENING FOR EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCES SOME MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL WANT IT WITHOUT THAT LANGUAGE SOME WANT IT WITH THAT LANGUAGE BASICALLY, THE LANGUAGE KEEPS THE DOOR OPEN FOR POLICE TO DO A QUOTE, UNQUOTE, "NO NONSENSE," NOT ANNOUNCE THEMSELVES

OTHER THAN THAT, THIS WOULD GOT RID OF THOSE, "NO NOT RAIDS," WHICH LED TO THE DEATH OF BRIANNA TAYLOR THIS IS A CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY STATE TO HEAR MORE AND MORE PEOPLE CONCERNED ABOUT WHY POLICE ARE CARRYING OUT THESE RAIDS, WHEN THERE IS A CHANCE THE RESIDENCE COULD HAVE WEAPONS, AND THINK THAT THE POLICE MAY BE BREAKING IN, WHICH IS AGAIN WHAT HAPPENED IN THE CASE OF BRING I DON'T KNOW THAT TAYLOR >> CAL, THE POLICE CHIEF ANNOUNCED A NEW TEAR GAS POLICY AFTER LAST WEEK'S PROTEST WHAT ARE POLICE THERE GOING TO BE DOING DIFFERENTLY NOW? >> Reporter: THEY'RE NOT GOING TO USE TEAR GAS UNLESS THEY SAY THEY FEEL THAT THEIR SAFETY IS IN DANGER, UNLESS THEY SAY THEY SAW SOMETHING IN THE CROWD THAT PUT THE POLICE OFFICERS IN DANGER

TEAR GAS IS NO LONGER TO BE USED HERE IN LOUISVILLE THE ONLY SORT OF LOOPHOLE IN THAT IS WHETHER OR NOT THE POLICE CHIEF GIVES HIS APPROVAL OR WITHIN OF HIS DIRECT REPORTS CAN GIVE THEIR APPROVAL AFTER WHAT WE SAW 10 DAYS AGO, THE WAY THIS WAS HANDLED, I THINK — MY UNDERSTANDING FROM THE MAYOR, THOSE FIRST FEW DAYS WHEN THINGS WERE VIOLENT, THINGS WERE OUT OF CONTROL WHEN THE NATIONAL GUARD WITHDREW, THINGS REALLY DIDS COLLATE ON THE STREET THAT'S WHAT THEY HAD IN MIND WITH THIS NEW RESTRICTION >> CAL, THERE WAS ALSO SOME NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE NIGHT BRIANNA TAYLOR WAS KILLED

THE POLICE REPORT DIDN'T MENTION THAT POLICE SHOT HER EIGHT TIMES WHY NOT? AND ARE THERE OTHER REQUESTS STILL ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT? >> Reporter: YEAH THAT INCIDENT REPORT IS A JOKE ON WHAT ELSE TO SAY IT DOESN'T SAY ANYTHING

IN FACT, IN TWO PLACES, THEY'RE CLEARLY MISLEADING THE PUBLIC THE FIRST IS WHEN THEY SAY THERE WERE NO INJURIES ON BRIANNA TAYLOR NOW, TECHNICALLY, THAT'S TRUE SHE HAD BEEN SHOT EIGHT TIMES WHY IS THIS INVESTIGATION PENDING? WE DON'T KNOW IT'S HARD TO EXPLAIN YOU WOULD THINK THAT THE POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED WOULD KNOW THERE WOULD BE SOME KIND OF MAJOR INVESTIGATION MAYBE THEY DIDN'T BUT IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE THAT THEY DIDN'T

THE OTHER THING THAT THE FBI INVESTIGATION, WHICH IS FULLY UNDERWAY, ALLOWS THE POLICE HERE TO DO IS NOT COMMENT SO WHEN YOU REACH OUT TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR COMMENT, THEY WILL SAY, "LOOK, THIS IS NOW UNDER FEDERAL INVESTIGATION" SO WE'LL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE HOW THAT FEDERAL INVESTIGATION SORT OF SHAKES OUT BUT CERTAINLY, THAT INCIDENT REPORT IS INCOMPLETE, TO SAY THE LEAST, AND MISLEADING, I THINK, IS MORE ACCURATE, ALISON >> FOR SURE

CAL PERRY, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> THANKS, ALISON >>> JOE BIDEN, THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE BLASTING PRESIDENT TRUMP'S PANDEMIC RESPONSE TODAY AT A ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION WITH BLACK BUSINESS OWNERS IN PHILADELPHIA >> WHY ARE WE, IN TERMS OF ON A PASSENGER BASIS, WHY IS OUR UNEMPLOYMENT SO MUCH HIGHER? WHY IS OUR DEATH RATE SO MUCH HIGHER? WHY DO WE HAVE SO MANY CASES THAT HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED SO FAR COMPARED TO THE PASSENGER OF POPULATION? CIG CONSISTENTLY HIGHER BECAUSE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THIS ADMINISTRATION DID NOTHING

THEY DID NOTHING >> NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT MIKE METELY JOINING ME NOW JOE BIDEN RELEASED A REOPENING PLAN WHAT'S IN IT? >> Reporter: YEAH, ALSON

IT'S INTERESTING WHEN THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCED HE WOULD MAKE THIS STOP AND TALK ABOUT HIS REOPENING PLAN, WE SAW THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN TRY TO OFFER A PREHUDDLE, SAYING BEEN WAS SIX WEEKS' TOO LATE PEOPLE HAVE DONE TO GET HIRED AGAIN BIDEN IN HIS REMARKS TODAY, TOOK AIM AT THAT ISN'T , SAYING THAT TRUMP'S REOPENING PLAN WAS SIMPLY ONE PLAN — 1 POINT ONLY TO THAT PLAN

HIS WAS MUCH MORE DETAILED IN GETTING INTO THE CONDITIONS HE THINKS NEED TO EXIST IN ORDER FOR BUSINESSES TO REOPEN SAFELY A BIG PART OF THIS PLAN IS BASICALLY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE A BACKSTOP FOR BUSINESSES IN ORDER TO DO THINGS LIKE MAKE SURE THEY HAVE ENOUGH PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT IN ORDER FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES TO BE SAFE, THAT THERE SHOULD BE PAID LEAVE AND GUARANTEED CHILD CARE FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO GO BACK TO WORK WHEN THEIR CHILDREN ARE STILL NOT IN SCHOOL, WILL HAVE OTHER DAY CARE AVAILABLE TO THEM HE ALSO TALKED ABOUT BASICALLY A PUBLIC HEALTH COURSE OF UP TO A HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE HE WOULD PLOY UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO BE INVOLVED IN THE CONTACT TRACING OF COURSE, A VERY DIFFICULT PROCESS, BUT SOMETHING THAT'S ESSENTIAL SO THE BOTTOM LINE FROM FORMER VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN HERE IS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS RUSHED THE COUNTRY BACK INTO REOPENING IN A WAY THAT CONTINUES TO PUT THE COUNTRY AT RISK, AND HE SAYS IT NEEDS TO BE MUCH MORE CAREFUL AND DELIBERATE

A QUICK NOTE, ALISON, IN TERMS OF THE LARGER PICTURE HERE IT'S WORTH NOTING THAT BIDEN IS APPEARING IN PUBLIC AND DOING MORE EVENTS YOU SEE THE OUTSIDE, WEARING A MASK BIDEN'S AUDIENCE INSIDE WAS JUST FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THAT ROUND TABLE THERE WAS NO LARGE AUDIENCE BEYOND THAT

AND ONLY A SMALL GROUP OF REPORTERS THAT WERE ALLOWED IN BIDEN HIMSELF VERY CLEARLY MAKING SURE TO ABIDE BY HIS OWN CLAIMS RELATED TO COVID BEST PRACTICES HERE , ,, , , I KNOW YOU WERE TALKING TO MONICA ABOUT THAT EARLIER WE DID HEAR FROM JOE BIDEN WITH SOME MORE COMMENTS ABOUT POLICE REFORM IN A COUPLE OF EVENTS YESTERDAY, INCLUDING AN INTERVIEW TREVOR NOAH

HE TALKED ABOUT HE IS NOT IN FAVOR OF, QUOTE, UNQUOTE, "DEFUNDING THE POLICE," BUT MADE IT CLEAR HIS PLANS WOULD INCLUDE MAKING SURE THERE ARE STRINGS ATTACHED TO FEDERAL AID DO GO TO LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT TO HELP WITH POLICE FUNDING, THAT THEY WOULD NEED TO DO THINGS SIMILAR TO WHAT CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS HAVE PROPOSED TO BAN CHOKEHOLDS AND DO MORE THINGS TO ENSURE THAT THERE'S ACCOUNTABILITY WITH AN INDEPENDENT PROSECUTOR, WHO WOULD LOOK INTO POLICE-INVOLVED SHOOTING SO THAT'S A LITTLE MORE OF WHAT WE HEARD FROM THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT ON THIS YESTERDAY >> MIKE, WE'VE HEARD PRESIDENT TRUMP'S WARNINGS ABOUT MAIL-IN VOTING FRAUD NOW JOE BIDEN IS SOUNDING OFF ON HIS BIGGEST FEAR AHEAD OF THE ELECTION HERE'S WHAT HE SAID ON "THE DAILY SHOW" LAST NIGHT

>> THIS PRESIDENT TRIED TO STEAL THIS ELECTION THIS IS A GUY WHO SAID THAT ALL MAIL-IN BALLOTS ARE FRAUDULENT VOTING BY MAIL, WHILE HE SITS BEHIND THE DESK IN THE OVAL OFFICE AND WRITES HIS MAIL- IN BALLOT TO VOTE IN THE PRIMARY >> BIDEN ALSO SAID HE'S CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF PRESIDENT TRUMP REFUSES TO LEAVE AFTER LOSING THE ELECTION MIKE, ARE THESE REAL POSSIBILITITIES, AND IF SO, WHAT CAN JOE BIDEN DO ABOUT IT? >> Reporter: WELL, I THINK, IN THE TRUMP ERA, WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED? EVERYTHING IS ON THE TABLE

IT IS VERY CLEARLY A CONCERN WITH BIDEN HIMSELF IT IS HIS BIGGEST CONCERN ABOUT THE ELECTION, IS WHETHER OR NOT — AND HIS CAMPAIGN HAS SAID THIS AS WELL, WHETHER OR NOT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET TO THE TOES, TO BE ABLE TO VOTE SAFELY WE SAW THE CONFUSION, THE CHAOS IN GEORGIA THIS WEEK THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN HAS SAID THEY ARE RID TO DEPLOY ELECTION LAWYERS AROUND THE COUNTRY IF NECESSARY AND AS IT RELATES TO THIS QUESTION OF WHETHER PRESIDENT TRUMP LOST THE ELECTION, WHETHER HE WOULD LEAVE THE WHITE HOUSE, WE ALSO HEARD BIDEN TALKING WITH TREVOR KNOW WHAT THAT HE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT THAT, BUT HE'S MORE CONFIDENT THAT WON'T BE AN ISSUE NOW IN PART BECAUSE OF WHAT WE SEE FROM FORMER WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF, ALSO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY, COMING OUT VERY PROM INNOCENTLY TO BE CRITICAL OF THE RHETORIC WE'VE HEARD FROM THE PRESIDENT

AS BIDEN PUT IT, HE'S NOW CONFIDENT THE MILITARY WOULD ESCORT THE PRESIDENT OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE IF, IN FACT, HE LOST BUT I THINK THERE'S ALSO REAL CONCERN ABOUT THE LENGTH AND TIME LINE FOLLOWING ELECTION DAY OF COUNTING THE VOTES HERE PA THEY'RE STILL COUNTING VOTES FROM THE PRIMARY ELECTION A WEEK AGO >> Reporter: THIS IS A FASCINATING STORY WE'VE SOON DEMOCRATS ON CAPITOL HILL AND ON THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN, SOUNDING THE ALARM INCREASINGLY OVERTIME ABOUT THE FACT THEY DON'T SEE FACEBOOK AS ACTING IN GOOD FAITH HERE, AND, IN FACT, MAYBE DOING — MAYBE BEING TOO DEFERENTTIAL TO PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE WHITE HOUSE IN TERMS OF THEIR POLICIES

BUT WHAT THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT AND HIS CAMPAIGN ARE SPECIFICALLY CALLING FOR IN AN OPEN LETTER TODAY ARE A FEW THINGS ONE, THEY SAID THAT THEY — FACEBOOK NEEDS TO DO A MUCH BETTER JOB OF RELYING ON CREDIBLE NEWS SOURCES AND CREDIBLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION AS PART OF ITS FACT-CHECKING PROCESS WHEN IT ANNOUNCED PARTNERS IN ITS PARTNERSHIP ON FACT-CHECKING, THERE WAS CONSERVATIVE LEADING, IDEOLOGICAL OUTLETS THAT GAVE DEMOCRATS A LOT OF CONCERN ANOTHER POINT THEY'RE MAKING IS THAT THERE NEEDS TO BE MUCH MORE INTENSE FACT- CHECKING

THEY'RE CALLING ON HIGHER STANDARD OF FACEBOOK IN TERMS OF ACCEPTING ADVERTISING FROM POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS AND CANDIDATES THAT COULD CONTAIN FALSE CLAIMS AND THE OTHER POINT THEY'RE AS MAKING HAS TO DO WITH THE FACT THEY THINK THERE'S NOT ENOUGH EFFORT ON THE PART OF FACEBOOK TO CLEAR UP POTENTIAL SKIN INFORMATION ABOUT THE VOTING PROCESS ITSELF THEY ARE FOLLOWING THE POLICIES BY OFFICIALS IN THIS COUNTRY, NOT CANDIDATES THERE IS AND EXECUTIVE ORDER THEY'RE SIGHT, WHICH WOULD MAKE IT HARD FOR THE SITES TOEN GAUGE IN FACT-CHECKING

PRESIDENT TRUMP DOESN'T WANT ANY OF THAT THEY SEE THAT AS VERY MUCH AN UNFAIR STANDARD HERE THEY'RE SHOWING A CLEAR PRESS CONFERENCE TO PRESIDENT TRUMP >> ALL RIGHT IN PHILADELPHIA, IT SOUNDS LIKE WHERE WE MIGHT HAVE PUT YOU NEXT TO A STATION

THANK YOU SO MUCH >> Reporter: EXACTLY RIGHT, ALISON THANKS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

>> WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>> YESTERDAY, AMAZON SAID IT IS BANNING THE POLICE FROM USING THEIR SOFTWARE FOR ONE YEAR NBC NEWS TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT JACOB WHARTON HAS MORE >> Reporter: THE USE OF FACIAL RECOGNITION FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS BEEN HIGHLY CONTROVERSIAL FOR SOMETIME OF COURSE, ONE OF THOSE REASONS IS IT CAN NO LOGICAL IT HASN'T BEEN ALL THAT ACCURATE IN IDENTIFYING PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT WHITE, AND THAT'S ALSO FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE REASONS

THE SCRUTINY THAT COMMUNITIES OF COLOR COME UNDER IS ONLY EXACERBATED IF POLICE ARE GOING TO USE SOMETHING LIKE FACIAL RECOGNITION COMPANIES ARE BEGINNING TO RECOGNIZE THE MOMENT, AND ARE PULLING BACK IBM WAS THE FIRST TO A SAY, "WE WILL NO LONGER BE IN THE BUSINESS OF FACIAL REPUBLIC IN ADDITION," SAYING THEY WILL WITHDRAW FROM THE INDUSTRY ENTIRELY THEN AMAZON SAID THEY WOULD BEGIN TO OBSERVE A ONE-YEAR MORATORIUM ON ITS USE UNTIL SOME SORT OF FEDERAL STANDARD IS ESTABLISHED MICROSOFT IS SAYING IT, TOO, WILL GET OUT OF IT BUSINESS OF GIVING FACIAL RECOGNITION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT UNTIL THERE IS SOME NATIONAL STANDARD ESTABLISHED THIS WON'T CHANGE EVERYTHING A LOT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT WINDS UP USING PACKAGES YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF, AND THOSE COMPANIES ARE NOT MAKING THE SAME KIND OF ANNOUNCEMENT THESE THREE BIG COMPANIES ARE

THIS IS A BIG DEAL FOR PEOPLE WHO DESIGNED THESE SYSTEMS IN FACT, ONE TEST HAD SHOWN THAT AMAZON, WHEN SHOWN BLACK AND BROWN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, IDENTIFIED THEM AS CRIMINALS REALLY, YOU KNOW, SUPER-CHARGED THE DEBATE SO AT THIS MOMENT, IT'S DEFINITELY CLEAR THAT THESE COMPANIES ARE FEELING THE PRESSURE, FEEL BEING MOMENT OF NATIONAL RECKONING, REALIZING THEY DON'T WANT TO BE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY, AND FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER ARE PULLING OUT OF THE BUSINESS OF FACIAL RECOGNITION >>>

>>> NASCAR BANING THE CONFEDERATE FLAG AFTER THE TOP DRIVER IN THE SERIES SAID IT WAS TIME FOR CHANGE NBC CORRESPONDENT SAM BROKE REPORTS FROM MIAMI >> Reporter: IT'S A NEW DAY AND AGE FOR NASCAR THIS WEEKEND ON SUNDAY, FOR THE FIRST TIME, THERE'S GOING TO BE FANS IN THESE STANDS, UP TO A THOUSAND SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN FROM THE LOCAL AIR BASE HERE IN SOUTH FLORIDA BUT BEYOND JUST THAT, A NEW DAY AND AGE IN TERMS OF THE SOCIAL POLICIES OF THIS ORGANIZATION AS WELL

NASCAR HAS BEEN AROUND FOR 72 YEARS BUBBA WALLACE HAS TOLD NASCAR TO MAKE SOME CHANGES WITHIN TWO DAYS, THE ORGANIZATION DID THAT WAS A BIG DEAL, AND IT CAME ON THE HOLES, ALISON, OF SEEING THE PRESIDENT OF NASCAR ACTUALLY STOP DRIVERS BEFORE THEY STARTED THE RACE ON SUNDAY AND OBSERVE 30 SECONDS OF SILENCE FOR THE VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY, RACIAL INJUSTICE IN THIS COUNTRY TWO ENORMOUS STEPS FEW COULD HAVE ENVISIONED, EVEN A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO, ALISON THAT HAVE ALL PICKED UP STEAM HERE THERE ARE MANY DRIVERS WHO STAND BEHIND THE LAWS AND THE EFFORTS AT SOCIAL CHANGE THERE WAS A VIDEO MONTAGE OUT WITH SOME OF IT BIGGEST NAMES IN THE SPORT, FROM JIMMY JOHNSON TO DALE EARN HEART, JUNIOR, WHO SAY, RIGHT NOW, THEY JUST WANT TO LISTEN THERE HAS BEEN SOME BACKLASH, AT LEAST FROM ONE DRIVER AND PART-TIME TRUCK SERIES DRIVER

HE POSTED ON FACEBOOK THAT BECAUSE OF THE CHANGE IN POLICIES ON THE FLAG AND PERMITTING DRIVERS TO KNEEL DURING NATIONAL ANTHEM, HE'S DONE AFTER THIS SEASON BUT THAT, ALISON, APPEARS TO BE THE EXCEPTION, NOT THE RULE REPORTING LIVE FROM HOMESTEAD AT FAIR ROCK, NBC NEWS LET ME SEND IT BACK TO YOU >>> SEAWORLD, ORLANDO, FLORIDA, IS BACK OPEN, BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF NEW RULES BEYOND JUST MANDATORY MASKS

NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT KELLY SANDERS SHOWS US HOW THE THEME PARKS ARE ADJUSTING TO COVID-19 ERA >> Reporter: YEAH SEAWORLD OPENED TODAY AS A MATTER OF FACT, EVEN BEFORE THE GATES OPENED, THERE WERE PEOPLE LINED UP, SORT OF A SIGN OF THE PENT-UP DESIRE TO GET OUT AND DO THINGS OF COURSE, GOING TO THEME PARKS, WHETHER IT'S TO SEAWORLD, WHETHER IT'S OVER TO UNIVERSAL OR SOON TO DISNEY WORLD, WHICH WILL OPEN NEXT MONTH, THE SYSTEMS ARE QUITE DIFFERENT

FIRST OF ALL, WHEN YOU ARRIVE, YOU HAVE TO HAVE YOUR TEMPERATURE CHECKED LET'S SAY YOU ARRIVE, AND IT'S A HOT DAY, ANOTHER 90-DEGREE DAY HERE IN ORLANDO, AND THE TEMPERATURE READ SHOWS THAT YOU'RE ABOVE AVERAGE IT'S NOT LIKE YOU'D NECESSARILY HAVE TO LEAVE THEY'LL TAKE YOU TO A COOLING TENT HERE IN SEAWORLD, LET YOU SIT DOWN FOR A LITTLE BIT, AND THEN TAKE YOUR TEMPERATURE AGAIN WHEN YOU BUY A TICKET, THAT TICKET, BECAUSE THE CONCERN, OF COURSE, IS THAT CORONAVIRUS CAN SURVIVE ON SURFACES, THAT TICKET HAS A BARCODE

YOU WALK UP TO THE GATE YOU HOLD IT UP, AND THROUGH THE PLEX SAYGLASS, THERE IS SOMEBODY ON THE OTHER SIDE WITH A BAR-CODE READER THEY READ THE BAR CODE ON YOUR TICKET, AND IN YOU GO THERE'S, AGAIN, NO TOUCHING WITHIN OF THE THINGS THAT'S DIFFERENT, OF COURSE, AT THE THEME PARKS IS THIS

YOU HAVE TO WEAR A MASK AT UNIVERSAL, ONE OF THE THINGS THEY DID, BECAUSE THEY REALIZED PEOPLE WILL GET VERY HOT HERE — I'M SWEATING RIGHT NOW — IS THEY SET UP AN AREA, SORT OF A REST AREA WHERE PEOPLE CAN PULL DOWN THEIR MASKS, BREATHE FOR A LITTLE BIT, COOL DOWN, AND THEN GO BACK OUT WITH THEIR MASKS BACK UP HERE IN THE INTERACTION WITH THE DOLPHINS, WHERE IT USED TO BE PREPANDEMIC, YOU COULD FEED THE DOLPHINS YOU COULD TOUCH THE DOLPHINS, BUT BECAUSE OF COVID-19, AT LEAST FOR THE TIME BEING, YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO ACTUALLY TOUCH THEM

YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO FEED THEM THIS IS ONE OF THE CHANGES AND AGAIN, ALL OF THIS IS BEING PUT TOGETHER WITH THE IDEA OF BEING CAUTIOUS NOBODY WANTS TO GO OUT, HAVE A GOOD TIME, AND THEN FIND OUT THAT THEY UNINTENTIONALLY CAME IN CONTACT WITH CORONAVIRUS SO THE THEME PARKS, WHICH HAVE COLLECTIVELY LOST ABOUT $10 BILLION, ARE HOPING THAT THIS SLOW RAMP UP OF GETTING BACK INTO BUSINESS WILL GET THE ECONOMIC ENGINE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ORIDA, , , CENTRAL FLORIDA AND THE WHOLE THEME PARK INDUSTRY GOING AGAIN

>>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW LET'S GO TO OUR CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE LATEST 10 HEADLINES >>> WE START OUT THE HEADLINES WITH UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS OR THAN 15 MILLION AMERICANS FILED AN EMPLOYMENT CLAIMS LAST WEEK IS THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO WEIGH ON THE ECONOMY WITH THE DOW CLOSING NEARLY 2000 POINTS AND THE NUMBER IS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND HISTORICALLY VERY HIGH BUT THEY HAVE CONTINUED THE 10 WEEK DECLINE

THE TOP MILITARY GENERAL TODAY APOLOGIZED FOR BEING IN THE CONTROVERSIAL PHOTO OP LAST WEEK HERE IS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF >> I SHOULD NOT OF BEEN THERE IN THAT MOMENT IN THAT ENVIRONMENT CREATED A PERCEPTION OF THE MILITARY INVOLVED IN DOMESTIC POLICY >> NOW NEWS ON THE VACCINE FRONT THE BIOTECH COMPANY CONFIRMED IT WILL LAUNCH THE FINAL STAGES OF TESTING FOR THE CORONAVIRUS

IT WILL INCLUDE 30,000 VOLUNTEERS TO STUDY SYSTEMATIC COVID-19 AND THE SECOND GOAL IS TO MINIMIZE THE SEVERITY THE COMPANY SAID IT WAS ON TRACK TO DELIVER 500 MILLION DOSES PER YEAR AND POTENTIALLY UP TO 1 BILLION DOSES >> MANY STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE STARTING TO REOPEN AND SEEN A SURGEON INCREASE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS HARVARD DOCTOR TODAY WARNED THE US

DEATH TOLL FROM COVID-19 COULD REACH 200,000 BY THE FALL >>> OVER THE NEXT THREE MONTHS, WE WILL CROSS THE 200,000 MARK 113,000 NOW AND SOMETIME IN DECEMBER WE WILL CROSS 200,000 AND WE STILL WOULD NOT BE DONE THE PANDEMIC WILL BE WITH US UNTIL NEXT SPRING OR SUMMER WHEN WE HAVE A VACCINE AND WE DO HAVE TO GET PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS AND DO AS MUCH SOCIAL DISTANCING AS POSSIBLE AND WE ARE NOWHERE NEAR WHERE WE NEED TO BE AND WE REALLY NEED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO STEP UP AND DECIDE THAT IT DOESN'T WANT HUNDREDS OF DE THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS DYING

>>> AMAZON BANNING POLICE FROM USING FACIAL RECOGNITION FOR ONE YEAR IT HOPES THAT WILL GIVE CONGRESS ENOUGH TIME TO IMPLEMENT APPROPRIATE RULES THIS IS PRIVACY AND RACIAL BIAS CONCERNS IT WOULD NOT APPLY TO ORGANIZATIONS TO IDENTIFY MISSING CHILDREN OR HUMAN TRAFFICKING WE WILL BE BACK IS ALWAYS A LITTLE LATER WITH MORE >>> WE WILL SEE YOU THEN

G >>> GROWING CONCERN THAT THE US COULD SEE A RESURGENCE OF THE CORONAVIRUS AND AS OF TODAY MORE THAN 113,000 PEOPLE IN THE US HAVE DIED FROM COVID-19 WITH MORE THAN 2 MILLION CASES REPORTED NATIONWIDE AND SEVERAL STATES REPORTING A RECORD NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS

NORTH CAROLINA IS ONE OF THE STATES THE NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT IS WE HERE FROM RALEIGH TELL US ABOUT THE RESURGENCE OF CASES IS WERE PACKED THEY SAY IT'S AN ACCELERATING TREND AND THEY ARE EXTREMELY WORRIED ABOUT WHAT IT COULD MEAN DOWN THE LINE AS FOR RIGHT NOW THE HOSPITALIZATION RATES ARE AT A RECORD HIGH

HOSPITALS HERE DO STILL HAVE CAPACITY TO TREAT COVID-19 PATIENTS WITH 25% OF GENERAL INTAKE BEDS AND 15% OF ICU BEDS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AND THAT IS THE GOOD NEWS BUT STILL THE DATA AND THE RISING TRENDS AND UPTICK IN COVID-19 ACTIVITY IS CAUSING THEM TO LOOK HARD AT LD THE DATA AND CONSIDER WHAT IT COULD MEAN DOWN THE LINE THIS STATE LIKE MANY OTHERS WALK IN THE DELICATE LINE OF WANTING TO REOPEN AND GET PEOPLE BACK TO WORK AND LIFE BACK TO NORMAL BUT ALSO WANTING TO MAKE SURE THAT PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS ARE TAKEN SERIOUSLY AND PEOPLE THARE ABIDING BY THE RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE AND THE GOVERNOR HAS SAID HE WILL TAKE TIME AND BE VERY DELICATE AND DECISION-MAKING ON WHETHER OR NOT TO MOVE TO PHASE 3 RIGHT NOW WE ARE AT PHASE 2 AND WILL EXTEND UNTIL JUNE 26 AND TOP HEALTH OFFICIALS WILL LOOK AT ALL THE TRENDS AND DECIDE IT IS — IF IT IS THE RIGHT TIME TO DELAY TO GET SOME OF THE NUMBERS COME DOWN WHEN CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER SAID THIS IS THE TIME WHERE PEOPLE NEED TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN T AND TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY >> THIS IS A TYPICAL MODEL

WE HAVE THE PERFECT STORM SITUATION BECAUSE THERE WAS THE HOLIDAY% WHERE PEOPLE SPEND TIM TOGETHER WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND ALSO WITH FEW EVENTS CONCERNING BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT AND THOSE THINGS HAVE EVOLVED OUR NUMBERS MAY BE HIGHER BUT WHAT YOU WILL SEE IN OTHER STATES AND FORWARD BUT WE WERE ALWAYS EXPECTING A SURGE AND THAT IS WHAT WE'VE SEEN >> THESE MODELS ALWAYS DID EXPECT THAT WE WOULD SEE A RIS IN UPTICK AFTER STATE STARTED REOPENING AND ANOTHER REASON FOR RISING NUMBERS IS THE FACT THAT THEY'VE VASTLY INCREASED TESTING IN NORTH CAROLINA A FEW WEEKS AGO THEY WERE TESTING MAYBE 5000 PEOPLE AND NOW IT IS 17,000 AND WHEN YOU TEST MORE PEOPLE YOU WILL HAVE MORE TEST RESULTS AND IT'S A HOSPITALIZATIONS LETTER CONCERNING AND THAT IS THE REASON THEY WILL BE DRILLING DOWN ON NUMBERS T IN THE COMING WEEKS TO MAKE SURE THERE IS NOT A SUDDEN SURGE >>> LET'S TALK ABOUT THE BIT MORE

TIONS A ARE THOSE HOSPITALS PREPARED, ARE THEY READY TO HANDLE IT? IT SEEMS LIKE IT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE OVERWHELMING >> THIS IS THE SIXTH TIME THIS MONTH THAT HOSPITALIZATIONS REACHED AN ALL-TIME HIGH FOR THEM THEY WANT TO SEE THE NUMBERS TRENDING DOWNWARD AND DON'T WANT TO SEE MORE PEOPLE IN S CRITICAL CONDITION D THAT IS WHY FOR THEM IT'S THE TIME THEY WILL BE STUDYING AND DRILLING DOWN AND IS AT THE REOPENING MEASURES AND SHOULD WE PUT MORE RESTRICTIONS BACK IN PLACE OR IS IT THE FACT THAT WE ARE DOING MORE TESTING AND THEY ARE CONCENTRATING ON DOING MORE CONTRACT TRACING AND THERE ARE ABOUT EIGHT COUNTIES THEY HAVE TARGETED AS HOTSPOTS AND IN THOSE COUNTIES THEY WILL BE PUTTING MORE CONTRACT TRACING ON THE GROUND TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW THE TRANSMISSION IS HAPPENING AND TRYING TO CONTAIN IT A BIT MORE >>> THANK YOU SO MUCH

>>> FOR MORE ON THE CORONAVIRUS WE HAVE OUR NBC MEDICAL NEWS CORRESPONDENT GREAT TO SEE YOU OR THAN 2 MILLION CASES IN THE US SO FAR AND NOW THE DIRECTOR OF THE HARVARD GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE IS WARNING THAT WE WILL CROSS 200 DEATHS BY SEPTEMBER AND STILL WILL NOT BE DONE AND A LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT WHEN THE COUNTRY STARTED TO REOPEN IT WAS ASSIGNED THE CORONAVIRUS WAS FADING

IS IT? >>> THAT IS THE BIG MISCONCEPTION THINGS ARE OPENING UP BECAUSE WE NEED TO JUMPSTART THE ECONOMY AND WE NEED TO TRY TO GET PEOPLE BACK TO WORK AND GET MONEY BACK INTO THE ECONOMY IT DID NOT OPEN UP BECAUSE THE PANDEMIC IS OVER, THINGS ARE BETTER WHAT WE SEE TOO IS SOMETHING WE KNEW WOULD HAPPEN AND THIS IS GOING TO BE AN INCREASE IN CASES OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS UNLESS WE GET IT UNDER CONTROL AND WE COULD SEE ANOTHER 100,000 DEATHS BETWEEN NOW AND SEPTEMBER TO BRING THE TOTAL UP WHICH IS NOT SOMETHING ANY OF US WANT AND AT THE SAME TIME PEOPLE HAVE TO REALIZE THAT WE ARE OPENING UP AGAIN SO PEOPLE CAN GET OUT THERE AND GET BACK TO WORK AND GET THE THINGS THEY NEED NOT BECAUSE THE PANDEMIC IS OVER, WE STILL NEED TO DO THE THINGS, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND AGAIN JUST THE UNDERSTANDING THAT WITHOUT ANYTHING CHANGING BETWEEN NOW AND SEPTEMBER THINGS WILL GET WORSE AND THEN COME SEPTEMBER WE WILL START LOOKING AT A SECOND WAVE MOVIE MEN WHICH COULD COMPLICATE THINGS EVEN MORE AND ON TOP OF THAT IT COULD LEAD TO A BUNCH OF ISSUES AND WE WILL HAVE A HARD TIME HANDLING IT THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO HELP US CONTROL IT BUT IT'S INCUMBENT UPON US TO MAKE SURE WE ARE WEARING MASKS AND DOING SOCIAL DISTANCING AND DOING THE THINGS WE WANT TO DO WHEN WE ARE OUTSIDE

>> ACCORDING TO AN NBC NEWS ANALYSIS, AMERICANS ARE MOVING AROUND AND GATHERING AT PRE- COVID-19 LEVELS AGAIN LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT AND IT CERTAINLY IS WORTH REPEATING >> IT IS CERTAINLY WORTH REPEATING AND THE RISK E IS PEOPLE WILL START SPREADING CORONAVIRUS AND WILL START CATCHING CORONAVIRUS AND WE WILL BE BACK TO WHERE WE WERE A FEW MONTHS AGO WHICH IS BACK ON THE UPSLOPE WE HAVE ALREADY STARTED COMING DOWN AS A NATION BUT IN A LOT OF STATES ARIZONA THE WORST EXAMPLE OF THE CASES COMING BACK THEY OPENED UP AND THE CASES STARTED SPREADING AND ARE NOW TRYING TO KEEP IT UNDER CONTROL AND IT'S ALMOST LIKE TRYING TO GET THE ELGENIE BACK IN THE BOTTLE AND TRY TO MAKE SURE TO GET BACK IN THE HOUSE AND CHILDREN PLACE OR THE CONTACT TRACING TO SEE YOU CAN QUARANTINE

REGARDLESS, SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE SURE THE SPIKES DO NOT TURN INTO OUTBREAKS >> CAN WE TALK ABOUT POTENTIAL TREATMENTS? ONE COMPANY IS TESTING THE CORONAVIRUS ANTIBODY DRUG ON HUMANS >> THEY ARE DOING TRIALS ON HUMANS AND TO DIFFERENTIATE A FEW THINGS, THERE IS A CONVALESCENT PLASMA AND THAT'S WHEN SOMEBODY RECOVERS THEY DONATE THEIR BLOOD AND THEY GET THE PLASMA OUT OF THE BLOOD AND IT HAS ANTIBODIES AND THEY GIVE IT TO SOMEONE WHO IS NOW IN CRITICAL CONDITION TO TRY TO SAVE THEIR LIVES AND THIS IS DIFFERENT, THIS IS ANTIBODIES AND THEY LOOK ACROSS THE SPECTRUM AND POOL A BUNCH OF PEOPLES BLOOD TOGETHER AND PULLED ANTIBODIES THAT THEY THINK WILL WORK AND TRY IT TO SEE IF IT WILL HELP SOME OF THE OTHER TRIALS ARE STANDARD AROUND USING WHEN ANTIBODY AND THIS ONE IS CENTERED AROUND USING FOUR AND THE COCKTAIL OF FOUR ANTIBODIES WILL GIVE JUMPSTART PEOPLE AND THIS IS NOT A CURE, IT'S SOMETHING TO HELP JUMPSTART THE SYSTEM UNTIL THE IMMUNE SYSTEM CAN KICK IN BUT IT IS CERTAINLY ONE MORE TOOL IN THE TOOLBOX UNTIL WE GET THE VACCINE

IT IS KIND OF THE GAME CHANGER WE ARE LOOKING FOR >> THAT IS REALLY THE THING PEOPLE ARE HOPEFUL ABOUT I KNOW WE OFTEN ASK YOU THE SAME QUESTIONS OVER AND OVER AGAIN THAT AS WE SAID IT SEEMS LIKE THEY ARE WORTH REPEATING SO THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND HOW SERIOUS IT IS AND WHAT WE NEED TO STILL KEEP DOING THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> WEEKLY JOBLESS CLAIMS CAME IN BETTER THAN EXPECTED WITH MORE AMERICANS HEADED BACK TO WORK AT THE NUMBERS ARE STILL HIGH

15 MILLION AMERICANS FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT LAST WEEK THE NUMBER OF CLAIMS DROPPING FOR A 10th STRAIGHT WEEK THE BUSINESS AND TECH CORRESPONDENT JOINING ME NOW IS IT FAIR TO SAY THAT WE ARE STARTING TO RECOVER AND I THINK IT'S QUESTION A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE E RIGHT NOW

>> RECOVERY IS A STRONG WORD BECAUSE WE STILL SEE HISTORIC LIVES WE HAD 15 JOBLESS CLAIMS FILED IN ONE WEEK AND THAT'S NOT NORMAL THE NUMBERS ARE IMPROVING BUT RECOVERY WOULD BE A STRONG STATEMENT ESPECIALLY AFTER WE'VE SEEN 44 MILLION CLAIMS THE PAST THREE MONTHS IF YOU TAKE A LOOK AT THE LABOR DEPARTMENT IN A LITTLE BIT T MORE DETAIL, WE DUG INTO THIS MORNING AND WE SEE 21 MILLION PEOPLE CONTINUE TO COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT AND THAT ATIMPROVING BUT STILL REALLY BIG AND THE STATES HARDEST HIT ARE CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, FLORIDA AND GEORGIA BUT THE ONGOING SITUATION IS LIKELY TO CONTINUE AND WE DO SEE LAYOFFS CONTINUING ALTHOUGH MAYBE NOT AS BAD AS THEY WERE A COUPLE WEEKS AGO BUT WHEN YOU HAVE MAJOR RETAILS HEMORRHAGING GOING ON WHEN IT COMES TO STORE CLOSINGS LEGS ARE ANNOUNCING THEIR CLOSING 1200 WESTORES WIT MAJOR JEWELERS LIKE KAY'S JEWELERS AND JARED STEELERS CLOSING STORES DUE TO COVID CONCERNS

NC THE LAYOFFS KEEP COMING EVEN THOUGH WE DO HAVE A RETURN TO WORK BUT THIS DISCUSSION OF THE SECOND WAVE THAT YOU WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT, IT CERTAINLY HAS A LOT OF COMPANIES STEPPING BACK AND THINKING, WHAT IS COMING NEXT >> CERTAINLY COMPANIES RATTLING THE MARKETS AND HE MENTIONED RETAIL, WHICH SECTORS ARE STRUGGLING THE MOST ALONG WITH RETAIL AND WHERE ARE WE SEEING SOME OF THE JOBS COMING BACK? >> WE SEE SOME JOBS COME BACK AND HOSPITALITY, FOOD SERVICE AND RESTAURANTS BUT ACROSS THE BOARD YOU DO SEE A CONTINUING PAIN AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE JOB REPORT FROM LAST WEEK THAT COVER THE MONTH OF MAY, YOU DO SEE ENCOURAGING SIGN OF PEOPLE GOING BACK TO WORK BUT STILL DISPROPORTIONATE, WOMEN BEING DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED AND SO THE PAIN IS REALLY ACROSS THE BOARD >> THE FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIR WAS TALKING ABOUT THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY WHAT HAS HE BEEN SAYING? >> HE IS SAYING IT'S A LONG ROAD AHEAD AND THERE ARE NO PLANS AND ARE NOT EVEN THINKING ABOUT RAISING RATES THIS YEAR

BUT HE DID EXPECT THAT A LOT OF THE JOBS THAT WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED AND ARE NOT NECESSARILY GOING TO COME BACK THE RECOVERY IS LIKELY TO TAKE YEARS AND ALSO SAYING GDP EXPECTS THE PRODUCTIVITY OF THE ECONOMY TO REBE MORE LIKE — TO CONTRACT BY SIX POINT BY 65% AND HE DOES NOT EXPECT THE ECONOMY TO IMPROVE FROM A IT WILL DROP DOWN TO NINE SOMETHING % BASICALLY SAYING WE ARE IN A VERY DIRE SITUATION EVEN THOUGH THINGS ARE IMPROVING AND THEY ARE DOING EVERYTHING THAT THE FED IS ABLE TO DO TO KEEP THINGS NOT AS BAD AS IT OTHERWISE WOULD BE

>> SOME AMERICANS ARE STILL WAITING FOR THEIR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS BUT WE ARE ALSO HEARING REPORTS THAT SOME PEOPLE ARE BEING OVERPAID DO WE KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON? >> THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF OVERPAYMENT IN FLORIDA AND ISSUES OF PAYMENT THAT PEOPLE WERE GOAPPLYING FOR THAT THEY G AND QUALIFIED FOR AND THEY ARE NOW HAVING TO RETURN IN THE STATE OF OHIO AND WE HEAR ISSUES IN WASHINGTON STATE IT'S VERY REFLECTIVE OF THE ISSUE WE HAVE BEEN REPORTING ON WHERE INSIDE THE UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICES AND LABOR DEPARTMENT STATEWIDE, THEY NEED HELP AND IT'S OVERWHELMING THE SYSTEM AND SO AS A RESULT YOU HAVE A LOT OF ISSUES WITH OVERPAYMENT AND IT'S A STRUGGLE FOR THOSE WAITING SO LONG AND ARE NOW BEING ASKED INTO REPAY WHAT SO MANY THOUGHT WHAT THEY WERE TOTALLY QUALIFIED TO GET >> REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS CANNOT AGREE ON WHETHER TO EXTEND THE $600 FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE KEY DIFFERENCES ARE IN THE PROPOSAL ? >> THE DEMOCRATS A PASTOR PROPOSAL ALREADY AND WHAT WE SEE NOW IS THEY WANT TO EXTEND THAT UNTIL 2021 AND THE REPUBLICANS ARE AGAINST IT AND THERE HAVE BEEN DISCUSSIONS WHEN IT COMES TO BONUSES ARE DIFFERENT WAYS TO SUPPLEMENT AND IDEAS OF OFFERING A BONUS IF YOU DO GO FROM UNEMPLOYMENT TO GETTING A JOB AGAIN BUT THIS IS A REALLY INTRACTABLE DEBATE BECAUSE AS WE DO SEE NUMBERS IMPROVING ON THE JOBLESS CLAIM FRONT, IT'S CLEAR THAT WE ARE STILL DEALING WITH THE MASSIVE CASE OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DAMAGE AND THERE IS NOT GOING TO BE THAT BOUNCE BACK THAT MEMBERS WERE HOPING FOR AND SO THERE CONTINUES TO BE A LOT OF ATTENTION AND PEOPLE ON THE GROUND, VOTERS ARE THINKING, I NEED A LITTLE BIT MORE HELP TO GET THROUGH THE NEXT MONTH WITH RENT OR BE ABLE TO BUY GROCERIES BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH WE SEE A SILVER LINING THE PEOPLE AFFECTED ARE STILL FEELING ECONOMIC PAIN

>> ABSOLUTELY SILVER LININGS DEFINITELY DON'T PAY THE BILLS THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING ON >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP PICKING A TIME AND PLACE FOR HIS NEXT CAMPAIGN RALLY JUNE 19 IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA

PULSE IS THE SITE OF ONE OF THE DEADLIEST MASS LYNCHINGS OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN US HISTORY AND JUNE MASS LYNCHINGS OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN US HISTORY AND JUNE 19 OR JUNETEENTH IS THE DAY THAT BLACK AMERICANS CELEBRATE THE END OF SLAVERY

THE BLACK CAUCUS CHAIRWOMAN CALLED THE PRESIDENT'S DECISION DISRESPECTFUL TO THE COMMUNITIES THAT WERE LOST AND SAID TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE HE HAS CHOSEN JUNETEENTH THE DAY OF THE EMANCIPATION TO DO IT AND YET ANOTHER SLAP IN THE FACE TO BLACK PEOPLE THAT REALLY DON'T MATTER JO ARE POLITICAL REPORTER JOINING ME NOW FROM DALLAS WHERE THE PRESIDENT IS TODAY LET'S START WITH THE FIRST CAMPAIGN RALLY DO WE KNOW WHY THE PRESIDENT CHOSE JUNE 19? >> WE DO NOT KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT AND WHIT'S A QUESTION WE HAVE BEEN POSING TO THE UN CAMPAIGN AND WHITE HOUSE EVER SINCE THE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED THAT AND CAUSED SOME OFFICIALS OFF GUARD THE FACT THAT HE HAS ANNOUNCED THE RALLY FOR NEXT FRIDAY IN TULSA DID SURPRISE E MANY BECAU WHEN HE DID THAT, HE DID NOT REFERENCE JUNETEENTH ONLY AFTER THE FACT, GIVEN THE HISTORIC E SIGNIFICANCE NOT JUST OF THE DAY BUT OF THE LOCATION OF TULSA, OKLAHOMA AND THE CAMPAIGN DID NOT RESPOND IMMEDIATELY AND A FEW HOURS LATER THEY SAID THEY STAND WITH THOSE WHO WANT TO HONOR THE DA AND FEEL AND UNDERSTAND THE HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE AND THE WEIGHT OF IT AND THE PRESIDENT SIMPLY WANTS TO GET BACK TO HIS SUPPORTERS BUT A CRITICAL QUESTION IS THE ONE YOU POSED, WHY DO IT ON THAT DAY AND THE CRITICS SAY IT'S DISRESPECTFUL AND THEY DON'T SEEM TO HAVE A GOOD ANSWER

THE PRESIDENT WILL BE IN DALLAS LATER TRYING TO COMPLETE THE TREND TO GET BACK ON THE TRAIL AND TRY TO RETURN TO ALL THE THINGS THAT ARE SO COMMON THAT HE HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO DO FOR 11 OR 12 WEEKS AND THE OTHER THING IS HOW THE RALLIES WILL LOOK AND THERE HAS NOT BEEN A LARGE-SCALE EVENT LIKE THIS SINCE THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC BEGAN WE HAVE THOUSANDS OF PROTESTERS GATHERING IN THE ALSTREET TO PROTEST THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD AND THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKING IF PEOPLE COULD DO THAT, WHY CAN'T I HOLD LARGE-SCALE RALLIES >> LET'S TALK MORE ABOUT WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE IS SAYING ABOUT GETTING BACK TO ESTHE CAMPAIGN RALLY WHILE WE ARE STILL IN THE PANDEMIC AND THERE ARE STILL SAFETY QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS >> THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO DELINEATE WHAT CDC GUIDELINES IF ANY THEY WILL BE ENFORCING OKLAHOMA IS %A STATE THAT IS IN PHASE 3 OF REOPENING WHICH MEANS A LOT OF THE EVENTS THAT WERE HAPPENING AND TAKING PLACE ARE BACK TO NORMAL AND THAT IS PROBABLY THE LEADING REASON THE PRESIDENT WANTED TO HAVE THE RALLY THERE BUT IS IT INDOORS OR OUTDOORS? HOW MANY PEOPLE? WILL THEY BE ENCOURAGED TO WEAR FACE MASKS AND SOCIALLY DISTANCE? THE PRESIDENT HAS NOT GIVEN ANY GUIDANCE AND IT'S POSSIBLE BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE THE ANSWERS

THEY ARE NOT SURE WHAT IT WEWILL LOOK LIKE ONE WE FROM TOMORROW BUT I AM TOLD BY CAMPAIGN OFFICIALS THAT THEY WILL TRY TO DO EVERYTHING AS SAFELY AS POSSIBLE BUT IT'S UP TO EACH INDIVIDUAL PERSON TO DECIDE WHETHER THEY WILL SOCIALLY DISTANCE OR WHERE FACE MASK WHETHER PEOPLE FOLLOW THROUGH IS ANOTHER MATTER >> THE PRESIDENT IS REJECTING A PUSH TO TAKE CONFEDERATE NAMES OFF OF ARMY BASES CAN MOYOU TELL US MORE ABOUT TH AND WHY? >> THIS WAS STRIKING YESTERDAY BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OPEN TO THE IDEA GIVEN ALL THE SOCIETAL UNREST AND CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE RELATIONS IN RECENT WEEKS AND THIS FIIS SOMETHING THAT WE BROUGHT UP FOR THE FIRST TIME AND HAS OTBEEN TALKED ABOUT FOR YEARS WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT NOT JUST THE BASES BY CONFEDERATE STATUES AND YOU HAVE DEMOCRATS ALSO MEMBERS OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAYING THEY WOULD BE OPEN TO THE IDEA AND CHANGING THE NAME OF THE MILITARY BASES TO REMOVE THE NAME AND YOU HAVE THE PRESIDENT COMING OUT A LENGTHY TWEET REJECTING THE IDEA AND THE PRESS SECRETARY EXPLAINED WHY >> THE NOTION THAT THE MEN DEPLOYED TO WORLD WAR II IN WORLD WAR I AND TO KOREA AND ALL ACROSS THE WORLD, VIETNAM, MANY OF THESE MEN SAW RACIST AND MANY LOST THEIR LIVES OVERSEAS AND THE PRESIDENT WILL NOT STAND FOR THAT AND THE PRESIDENT WILL RESPECT THIS BECAUSE THESE FORTS AND NAMES ARE FACILITATED WITH THAT HERE IS THAT DEFEND THEM

>> THE WHITE HOUSE IS MAKING ABOUT THE SERVICE MEMBERS AND WANTING TO BE SURE THAT THEY ARE HONORED IN THE MOMENT AND NOT MAKING IT ABOUT THE NAMES THAT HAVE BEEN BRANDED ON THE BASIS AND YOU SEE THE PRESIDENT AT ODDS AND ON CONGRESS WE ARE GOING TO SEE A PUSH FOR SOME OF IT TO ADVANCE BUT EXACTLY HOW IT WILL, IT IS NOT COMPLETELY CLEAR HOW THAT WILL HAPPEN THE PRESIDENT WILL CONTINUE TO BE OPPOSED TO IT >> LET'S TALK ABOUT WHY THE PRESIDENT AND YOU ANARE IN DALL TODAY, TELL US ABOUT THE UPCOMING ROUNDTABLE WITH CHURCH LEADERS >> THE PRESIDENT IS SET TO LAND HERE ON AIR FORCE ONE AND IT IS NOTABLE HE IS COMING TO TEXAS BECAUSE HE HAS BEEN WANTING TO HAVE THE CONVERSATIONS AND BRINGING STAKEHOLDERS TO THE TABLE AND WILL HAVE FAITH LEADERS AND LOCAL ON FORSTMANN AND SMALL BUSINESS LEADERS TO DISCUSS RACIAL AND ECONOMIC DISPARITIES AND PARTICULARLY IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND THIS WAS ADDED IN THE WAKE OF THE GEORGE FLOYD MURDER AND TALKING ABOUT WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN DRIVEN TO THAT BECAUSE A POLICE REFORM WE REHAVE NOT HEARD ABOUT SPECIFICS ABOUT WHAT HE MAY OR MAY NOT ANNOUNCE AND HE COULD TAKE EXECUTIVE ACTION COULD BE ROLLING OUT SOMETHING THAT IS MORE BROAD AND INSPIRATIONAL

WE ARE NOT SURE WHAT IT IS BUT THE CONVERSATION IS SIGNIFICANT GIVEN THAT THEY WANT TO BE HAVING MORE OF THESE TWO APPROACHED WHAT THEY COULD SEE SOMETHING AS THEY CAN APPROACH AND WORK WITH THIS WAS ADDED TWO DAYS AGO AND IT'S MORE NOTABLE THAT THE ORIGINAL TRIP WAS PLANNED FOR REELECTION FUNDRAISER AND IS SAID TO RAISE LLNEARLY $10 MILLION TONIGHT AT A PRIVATE HOME IN DALLAS AND WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE LONE STAR STATE A RELIABLY REPUBLICAN STATE BUT ACCORDING TO THE PUMP TOP POLITICAL ADVISOR THEY HAVE TOLD HIM HE'S UNDERWATER IN THIS STATE AND IS SOMETHING HE CARRIED IN 2016 AND ALL OF THAT IS VERY CONCERNING TO HIM >> A BIG NIGHT FOR THE PRESIDENT THERE IN DALLAS THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPORTING >>> THE HOUSE SPEAKER WANTS TO MOVE CONFEDERATE STATUES FROM THE U

S CAPITOL >> THESE NAMES HAVE TO GO IN THE STATUES HAVE TO GO >> THE NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT JOINING ME NOW WHAT ELSE DID THE SPEAKER SAY ABOUT THOSE CONFEDERATE NAMES AND STATUES? >> SHE SAID SHE WROTE A LETTER TO THE ORGANIZATION THAT OVERSEES THE STATUES ASKING THEM TO BE REMOVED

SHE ALSO SAID THAT THE FIRST TIME SHE WAS SPEAKER SHE WAS ABLE TO MOVE THE STATUE OF ROBERT E LEE AND THE CAPITAL TO A DIFFERENT SECTION OF THE CAPITAL THAT IS MORE UNDER GROUND AND IS NOT WHERE WELL LIT BUT THAT IS ALL IN HER POWER TO MOVE IT TO A DIFFERENT PLACE IN THE CAPITAL SHE SAYS SHE WANTS THEM MOVED OUT OF THE CAPITAL COMPLETELY THE REPRESENTATIVE OF TEXAS IS EXPECTED TO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO DO SO AND THERE IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPANION LEGISLATION IN THE SENATE AS WELL SO SENATOR CORY BOOKER COULD INTRODUCE IT AT ANY POINT THIS WEEK TO TRY TO PUSH THE ISSUE FORWARD SENATOR MITCH McCONNELL WAS ASKED ABOUT THE ISSUE AND HE SAID THAT HE THINKS THAT IT SHOULD BE UP TO THE STATES EVERY SINGLE STATE HAS TWO STATUES TO SIT IN THE CAPITAL AND THEY ARE THE ONES THAT DECIDE AND McCALL SAYS IT SHOULD BE THE STATE WHOSE DECISION IT IS TO REMOVE IT AND NOT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

>> HOW ABOUT THE BASES NAMED AFTER CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS THE REPUBLICAN-LED ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE LOOKING TO RENAME IT AND HOW DO REPUBLICANS FEEL ABOUT THE RENAMING >> I WAS TALKING ABOUT MITCH McCONNELL AND HE SAID HE DID NOT REALLY THINK IT WAS UP TO THE STATE FOR THE STATUES AND AS FOR THE BASES HE DID NOT ANSWER HE SAID THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE SHOULD DECIDE IN THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE DID DECIDE TODAY AND THEY SAID THAT THEY VOTED WITH A COUPLE REPUBLICANS IN THE COMMITTEE AND THEY VOTED TO MOVE FORWARD ON RENAMING THE BASES AND THEY WOULD STUDY IT AND GET STAKEHOLDERS OF THE MILITARY AND IT WAS A REALLY BIG STEP FOR THE SENATE, SENATE REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS TO AGREE ON THIS AND IT IS A MEASURE THAT WAS INTRODUCED BY SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN THE PRESIDENT TWEETED ABOUT IT MOMENTS AGO SAYING THAT HE HOPES REPUBLICANS — BASED ON THE MOVE OF MANY SENATE REPUBLICANS IN THE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE TODAY, THEY CITED AGAINST T THE PRESIDENT I MOVING FORWARD AND CHANGING SOME OF THESE NAMES >> POLICE PERFORMANCE DOMINATING THE CONVERSATION THIS WEEK AND THE SENATE REPUBLICANS GETTING AHEAD OF IO% THE WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCING LEGISLATION

HERE IS WHAT THE MAJORITY LEADER SAID >> WE ARE STILL WRESTLING WITH AMERICA'S ORIGINAL SIN AND WE TRY TO GET BETTER BUT EVERY NOW AND THEN IT IS PERFECTLY CARE CLEAR THAT WE ARE A LONG WAY FROM THE FINISH LINE >> WHERE DOES THAT LEGISLATION STAND >> IT IS STILL IN THE WORKS SENATE REPUBLICANS LED BY SENATOR FROM SOUTH CAROLINA CLOSE DOWN A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE THINGS TAKE TIME AND THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A COMPLICATED ISSUE

THE TOLD REPORTERS TODAY IT WOULD NOT BE RELEASED WHICH IS WHAT HE HAD HOPED FOR AND IT WOULD BE MORE LIKE NEXT WEEK AND THEY'RE STILL FIGURING OUT THE DETAILS THERE ARE A COUPLE THINGS TO NOTE, ONE OF THE THINGS INCLUDED IS THE IDEA OF QUALIFIED IMMUNITY AND AS IT CURRENTLY STANDS INDIVIDUAL POLICE OFFICERS ARE NOT ABLE TO BE HELD PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE TO LIFE AND PROPERTY AND DEMOCRATS WANT TO CHANGE THAT BECAUSE IF THERE IS SOME RESPONSIBILITY THERE WAS A DISCUSSION AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK AMONG SENATE REPUBLICANS AND THEY WERE GOING TO ALLOW SOME OF THAT RESPONSIBILITY AND IT LOOKS LIKE AS THE WEEK PROGRESSED REPUBLICANS ARE NOT GOING TO MOVE IN THAT DIRECTION WE DO EXPECT THE REPUBLICAN BILL TO BE MUCH MORE NARROW AND THEY ARE HAVING THESE CONVERSATIONS AND THAT IS PROOF OF THE POLITICS IS ON THE SIDE OF MAKING SOME OF THE REFORMS >> THANK YOU FOR GETTING US UP TO SPEED >>> THE TOP MILITARY OFFICER APOLOGIZING TODAY, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF SAYING HE SHOULD NOT HAVE WALKED WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP LAST WEEK THROUGH LAFAYETTE SQUARE

>> AS MANY OF YOU SAW THE RESULTS OF THE PHOTOGRAPH OF ME IN LAFAYETTE SQUARE AND IT SPARKED A NATIONAL DEBATE ABOUT THE ROLE OF THE MILITARY AND CIVIL SOCIETY AND I SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN THERE IN THAT MOMENT AND THAT ENVIRONMENTIT CREATED A PERCEPTION OF THE MILITARY INVOLVEMENT IN DOMESTIC POLITICS AND AS A COMMISSIONED UNIFORMED OFFICER IT WAS A MISTAKE THAT I HAVE LEARNED FROM AND I SINCERELY HOPE THAT WE ALL CAN LEARN FROM IT >> THE NBC NEWS PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT JOINING ME NOW WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT WHAT PROMPTED THE APOLOGY? >> HE LAID IT OUT A LITTLE BIT RIGHT THERE IN SAYING THAT IT SPARKED A NATIONAL DEBATE AND WE KNOW THAT HE READS A LOT AND LOOKS NTAT TWITTER AND SOCIAL MEDIA AND HE PAYS ATTENTION TO THE NEWS AND IT WAS NOT LOST ON HIM THAT AFTER HE APPEARED AT THE WHITE HOUSE IN HIS WHAT THEY CALL COMPACT — COMBAT FATIGUES AND WALKED WITH THE PRESIDENT TO ST JOHN'S AND KEPT HIMSELF OUT OF THE ACTUAL PHOTO OP BUT EVERYONE KNEW HE WAS THERE AND WAS SEEN AROUND DC THAT NIGHT AGAIN IN HIS COMBAT FATIGUES

IT WAS A VERY SENSITIVE TIME IN DC WITH TALK OF THE INSURRECTION ACT INVOKED AND WHEN YOU HAVE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS THE SENIOR MILITARY OFFICER WALKING AROUND THE CITY AND ERHIS COMBAT FATIGUES, THERE WAS A LOT OF CRITICISM WE ARE TALKING FORMER, RETIRED AND FORMER GENERALS AND ADMIRALS AND OFFICERS AND THERE WAS EVEN CONCERNING CRITICISM AMONG THE RANKS HE WAS VERY AWARE OF THAT AND TOOK IT TO HEART >> WE PLAYED A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT HE HAD TO SAY AND I THIN WE HAVE ANOTHER CLIP

WHAT ELSE DID HE OFFER UP IN THAT APOLOGY? >> HE SAID IT WAS A MISTAKE AND THIS IS SOMETHING WE HAVE NOT HEARD HIM TALK A WHOLE LOT ABOUT SINCE HE'S BEEN THE CHAIRMAN THE PREVIOUS CHAIRMAN, THEY WILL MAKE THE CASE ESPECIALLY IN AN ELECTION YEAR ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO KEEP THE MILITARY, UNIFORMED MILITARY A POLITICAL THEY HAMMER THAT ISSUE HOME ALL THE TIME ESPECIALLY IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS AS CHAIRMAN OF THE PRESIDENT TRUMP WE HAVE NOT HEARD FROM HIM AS MUCH BUT HE DID TALK ABOUT THAT AND HE SAID IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE THE HEMILITARY REMAINS A POLITICAL AND WE HAVE HEARD THE MESSAGE SEVERAL TIMES INCLUDING JUST RECENTLY FROM THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE AND IS SOMETHING HE FEELS STRONGLY ABOUT AS WELL THAT WE FORGET THAT THERE IS STILL A CIVILIAN CONTROL OF THE MILITARY AND THAT IS THE LAW THE HEAD OF THE PENTAGON IS A POLITICAL APPOINTEE SO THEY HAVE TO WALK A FINE LINE AND ESPECIALLY WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP SO FREQUENTLY TALKING ABOUT THE MILITARY AND PULLS THE MILITARY INTO ISSUES AND IT'S VERY DIFFICULT IN THIS THCURRENT POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT FOR THE CHIEFS AND MILITARY SERVICES TO KEEP THEMSELVES OUT OF THE POLITICAL DISCUSSION >> THE MILITARY HAS ALSO BEEN CRITICIZED FOR NOT HAVING MANY AFRICAN AMERICANS AND HIGH- RANKING POSITIONS

HOW DID HE ADDRESS THAT? >> PART OF IT IS AN INSTITUTIONAL ISSUE THAT HAS EXISTED FOR A LONG TIME IN THE MILITARY AND IT GOES BACK TO VIETNAM AND IN VIETNAM THERE WAS A DRAFT AND A LOT OF AFRICAN- AMERICAN SOLDIERS WERE PUT INTO CONDO THAT COMBAT PARTICULARLY IN THE ARMY BECAUSE THERE WAS A CYST ENIGMA AMONG THE AFRICAN- AMERICAN COMMUNITY ABOUT SERVING IN COMBAT ARMED AND SO FOR GENERATIONS WE DID NOT SEE AS MANY AFRICAN AMERICANS WHO CAME INTO THE MILITARY CHOOSING THAT YOU GENERALLY ARE GOING TO NEED SOME SORT OF A COMBAT ARMS TOUR OR EXPERIENCE TO MAKE IT UP TO THE GENERAL OFFICER LEVEL PARTICULARLY IN THE ARMY IN MANY WAYS IT ELIMINATED AFRICAN-AMERICAN SOLDIERS FROM MAKING IT UP THAT HIGH THE OTHER REALITY IS THAT THE NUMBER OF OFFICERS FROM NOT ENLISTED, THE NUMBER OF OFFICERS WHO WERE AFRICAN- AMERICANS FOR YEARS THE NUMBER, THEY WERE JUST NOT WELL REPRESENTED IN THE RANKS

THAT IT IS SOMETHING THAT HAS IN MORE RECENT YEARS WE HAVE SEEN A FLUCTUATION AND SOME SORT OF A CHANGE AND WE HAVE FORCED AFRICAN-AMERICAN GENERALS AND WE JUST HAD THE FIRST FOUR STAR AIR FORCE CHIEF OF STAFF CONFIRMED THIS WEEK AND WE HAVE HAD FOUR STARS COMMANDING GENERALS OVER CAN BATTEN COMMANDS IT HAS CHANGED A BIT BUT THE OVERALL NUMBER OF AFRICAN- AMERICANS ARE STILL UNDERREPRESENTED WHEN IT COMES TO THE MORE SENIOR MEMBERS PARTICULARLY THE FOUR-STAR GENERALS AND ADMIRALS >> THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN WE ARE MOVING INTO UNCHARTERED TERRITORY THE ENORMOUS CHALLENGE OF REOPENING THE COUNTRY

>> STADIUMS WILL LIKELY BE EMPTY UNTIL NEXT YEAR >> NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN >>> TODAY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OFFICIALLY CALLING IT A PANDEMIC NONE OF THIS IS UNAFFECTED >> COMING IN NOVEMBER PEOPLE WILL BE VOTING FOR CIVILITY

>> WE DON'T PREPARE FOR GIVING BIRTH IN A PANDEMIC >> THE IMPORTANCE IS TO KEEP HER SPIRITS UP >> JOIN ME AS WE GO INTO AMERICA WITH EVERYDAY PEOPLE GRAPPLING WITH ISSUES OF OUR TIME >> ONCE AGAIN WE ARE CALLED TO STEP UP AND WE HOPE YOU WILL CONTINUE TO STAY INFORMED AND ENGAGED AS WE FOLLOW THIS JOURNEY TOGETHER I LESTER HOLT

FOR ALL MY COLLEAGUES, TAKE CARE >>> IF IT IS ASKING THE TOUGH QUESTIONS IF IT IS ASKING FOR ACCOUNTABILITY IF IT IS NAVIGATING THE NEW NORMAL IN AMERICA AND IF IT IS SUNDAY IT IS MEET THE PRESS >> A PANDEMIC THAT HAS TURNED OUR WORLD UPSIDE DOWN >> MORE STATES ARE DOING A SLOW ROLLOUT >> IT'S THE 11th HOUR

>>> THE LOUISVILLE CITY COUNCIL VOTING TODAY ON BRIONES LAW A BILL REQUIRING POLICE TO WEAR BODY CAMERAS AND SERVING ALL WERE IN SHE WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN MARCH WHEN POLICE USED A NO KNOCK WARRANT TO ENTER HER APARTMENT ARE NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT JOINING US NOW TELL US MORE ABOUT THE BILL >> IT'S A QUESTION OF THE LANGUAGE, THEY HAVE LEFT A NOTE THE NEED FOR EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCES AND SOME MEMBERS WANTED IT WITHOUT THE LANGUAGE AND SOME WITH THE LANGUAGE IT KEEPS THE DOOR OPEN FOR POLICE TO DO A NO KNOCK RAID IN TIMES OF AN ACTIVE SHOOTER KIDNAPPING

OTHER THAN THAT, THIS WOULD GET RID OF THOSE NO KNOCK RAIDS LED TO THE DEATH OF BREONNA TAYLOR TO GIVE YOU CONTEXT HERE, THIS IS THE — THERE IS A CHANCE OF THE RESIDENCE INSIDE COULD HAVE WEAPONS >> THE LOUISVILLE POLICE CHIEF ANNOUNCED A NEW TEARGAS POLICY AFTER LAST WEEK OFFICE PROTESTS AND WHAT ARE POLICE GOING TO BE DOING DIFFERENTLY NOW? >> THEY ARE NOT GOING TO USE TEARGAS UNLESS THEY FEAR FOR THEIR SAFETY IF THEY SAW SOMETHING IN THE CROWD THAT PUT POLICE OFFICERS ENDANGER THE ONLY LOOPHOLE IS WHETHER OR NOT THE POLICE CHIEF GETS THE APPROVAL OR ONE OF HIS DIRECT REPORTS CAN GET APPROVAL THAT AFTER WHAT WE SAW 10 DAYS AGO AND THE WAY THAT THIS WAS HANDLED, I THINK SOME UNDERSTANDING FROM THE MAYOR AND GOVERNOR THAT AFTER THE FIRST FEW DAYS THINGS WERE OUT OF CONTROL AND WHEN THE NATIONAL GUARD WITHDREW THINGS REALLY DID ESCALATE >> THERE'S ALSO NEW INFORMATION ON THE NIGHT THAT BREONNA TAYLOR WAS KILLED AND THE POLICE REPORT DID NOT MENTION THAT POLICE SHOT HER EIGHT TIMES AND ARE THERE OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT? >> THE INCIDENT REPORT IS A JOKE

IT DOES NOT SAY ANYTHING AND IN FACT IT'S CLEARLY MISLEADING THE PUBLIC THEY SAY THERE WERE NO INJURIES ON HER AND TECHNICALLY THAT IS TRUE, SHE WAS DEAD AND SHOT EIGHT TIMES AND THE OTHER THING THAT IS A BLATANT LIE IS THAT THEY DID NOT USE FORCED ENTRY WE KNOW THEY USED A BATTERING RAM ON THAT DOOR OF THE APARTMENT SO WE KNOW THAT'S NOT TRUE AND WHY THE INVESTIGATION IS PENDING, WE DON'T KNOW >>> THE PRESIDENT IS HOLDING A ROUNDTABLE IN DALLAS WHERE HE IS EXPECTED TO DISCUSS THE ECONOMY AND JUSTICE DISPARITY LET'S LISTEN IN

, NICE PLACE I'VE BEEN HEARING ABOUT THIS ONE GREAT JOB THANK YOU, VERY MUCH FOR BEING HERE IT'S AN HONOR IT'S A VERY IMPORTANT TIME IN OUR COUNTRY

A LOT OF THINGS ARE HAPPENING AND WHEN IT ALL ENDS UP IT WILL BE VERY GOOD FOR EVERYBODY IT'S AN HONOR TO WE AT THIS CHURCH WITH OUR GREAT ATTORNEY GENERAL, WILLIAM BARR AND MY FRIEND, BEN CARSON HE HAS DONE A FANTASTIC JOB

AND THE YOUNG STAR, JEROME ADAMS , WHERE IS JEROME? ALONG WITH A LOT OF MY FRIENDS OUT IN THE AUDIENCE AND A LOT OF GREAT POLITICAL LEADERS FROM TEXAS, SOME GREAT FRIENDS AND I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE MEMBERS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, SO IMPORTANT WE HAVE TO HAVE LAW AND ORDER WE HAVE TO HAVE SOME STRENGTH AND YOU HAVE TO DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO YOU LOOK AT SEATTLE, WE HAVE BEEN HEARING ABOUT IT AND WE WERE TALKING ABOUT IT

LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED IN SEATTLE THEY TOOK OVER A CITY A BIG CITY A BIG CHUNK OF IT AND THAT COULD NOT HAPPEN HERE, I DON'T THINK, IN THE STATE OF TEXAS I WANT TO THANK PASTORS ROBERT MORRIS AND STEVE CULLEN AND THEY ARE GREAT PEOPLE WITH GREAT REPUTATION

AND GATEWAY CHURCH, THE TEAM HAS BEEN INCREDIBLE IN HOSTING THIS AND I WOULD LIKE TO ASK PASTOR MORRIS AND BISHOP JACKSON TO LEAD US IN PRAYER >> LORD, WE NEED YOU WE NEED YOU AT THIS TIME IN OUR COUNTRY AND I THANK YOU FOR OUR PRESIDENT AND I THANK YOU FOR OUR LEADERS I THINK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU I KNOW IN THE BIBLE WHEN SOMETHING IS EMPHASIZED IT'S REPEATED, HOLY HOLY HOLY, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU

WE ARE ABOUT TO BRING TREMENDOUS PROGRESS TO A PROBLEM THAT'S BEEN HERE FOR SOME TIME AND I THANK YOU FOR THIS ADMINISTRATION AND LORD, WE PRAY YOUR BLESSINGS, GUIDANCE TODAY ON THIS MEETING IN JESUS NAME >>> FATHER, WE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WHAT YOU'RE DOING TODAY YOU HAVE REVEALED SO MANY THINGS THAT ARE UNTOWARD EVEN EVIL THAT WE ASK THAT YOU WOULD GIVE US THE TONGUE OF THE LEARNED AND WE SHOULD KNOW HOW TO SPEAK TO THE HEART OF THE NATION

GIVE US A WORD IN THE SEASON TO A HAND THAT'S WEARY AND WAKING US MORNING BY MORNING THAT WE WOULD HEAR AND SPEAK WE HAVE A GREAT COURAGEOUS PRESIDENT WHO IS A PROBLEM SOLVER AND LET HIM SPEAK AS YOUR MOUTHPIECE AND ACT AS YOUR INSTRUMENT AND WE THANK YOU FOR THIS TIME AMEN

>> THANK YOU, VERY MUCH I WANT TO THANK YOU WE WILL BE DISCUSSING SOME PRETTY IMPORTANT THINGS TODAY IT'S ALL IMPORTANT THAT THE TIMING OF THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT THIS WAS SET UP A LONG TIME AGO BUT THE TIMING IS APPROPRIATE

WE ARE HERE TO LISTEN TO COMMUNITY AND FAITH LEADERS WE WILL BE HEARING FROM A LOT OF THE GOOD ONES, SOME OF THE GREAT ONES AND A LOT OF THE GOOD ONES AND TO PRESENT HER VISION OF ADVANCING THE CAUSE OF JUSTICE AND FREEDOM FROM DAY ONE I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING FOR THE FORGOTTEN MEN AND WOMEN OF AMERICA WE HAVE BEEN DOING A LOT IN MANY OTHER WAYS BUT IT GETS LOST A LITTLE BIT SOMETIMES WE HAVE DONE SO MUCH AND A LOT OF THE THINGS WE HAVE DONE GETS LOST

WE HAVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM PASSED AND THEY'VE BEEN TRYING TO DO IT FOR MANY YEARS WE SECURED PERMANENT AND RECORD- SETTING FUNDING FOR HPC YOU, HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AND WE CREATED TENS OF THOUSANDS OF JOBS WITH OPPORTUNITY ZONES WE HAD A GREAT SENATOR FROM SOUTH CAROLINA THAT MANY OF YOU KNOW AND HE CAME WITH IRON IDEA AND I THOUGHT IT WAS GREAT IDEA AND A LOT OF PEOPLE SAID IT COULD NEVER HAPPEN BUT NO ONE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE SUCCESSFUL TENS OF THOUSANDS OF JOBS AND ADVANCEMENTS

WE RECEIVED THE LOWEST BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT WE WILL GET IT BACK AGAIN SOON THAT WILL HAPPEN VERY SOON IN RECENT DAYS THERE HAS BEEN VIGOROUS DISCUSSION ABOUT HOW TO ENSURE FAIRNESS, EQUALITY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL FOR OUR PEOPLE UNFORTUNATELY, SOME ARE STARTING TRYING TO STOKE DIVISION

IT WILL PRODUCE ONLY MORE POVERTY, CRIME AND SUFFERING AND THIS INCLUDES RADICAL EFFORTS TO DEFUND, DISMANTLE AND DISBAND THE POLICE PICKED THEY WANT TO GET RID OF THE POLICE FORCES THAT'S WHAT THEY DO AND THAT'S HOW THEY GO AND YOU KNOW THAT BECAUSE AT THE TOP POSITION, THERE WILL NOT BE MUCH LEADERSHIP THERE IS NOT MUCH LEADERSHIP LEFT WE HAVE TO GO THE OPPOSITE WAY AND MUST INVEST OR ENERGY AND RESOURCES IN POLICE TRAINING, RECRUITING AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WE HAVE TO RESPECT ARE POLICE AND TAKE CARE OF OUR POLICE THEY ARE PROTECTING US

IF THEY ARE ALLOWED TO DO THEIR JOB THEY DO GREAT JOB NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO YOU HAVE BAD APPLES THERE ARE NOT TOO MANY OF THEM THERE ARE NOT TOO MANY IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT I WAS LISTENING TODAY AND A FRIEND OF MINE WAS ON AND A VERY IMPORTANT PERSON SAID SOME OF THE BEST PEOPLE HE HAD EVER MET OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT PEOPLE

TAKING CARE PEOPLE THAT IN MANY CASES THEY HAD NEVER EVEN MET BEFORE AND A GREAT DANGER AND RISK THEY GET SHOT FOR NO REASON WHATSOEVER OTHER THAN THEY ARE WEARING BLUE AND THEY GET KNIFED

HORRIBLE THING THERE IS NO OPPORTUNITY 48 PEOPLE WERE SHOT AND 18 PEOPLE KILLED AND ONE DAY, SUNDAY, MAY 31 48 PEOPLE SHOT AND 18 PEOPLE KILLED YOU DON'T HEAR ABOUT IT TOO MUCH EVERY CHILD SHOULD BE ABLE TO GROW UP IN A SAFE COMMUNITY FREE FROM VIOLENCE AND FEAR

THEY HAVE TAKEN A LOT OF THE POLICE PROTECTION AWAY IN CHICAGO AND THEY HAVE GREAT POLICE IN CHICAGO THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DO WHAT THEY CAN DO BETTER THAN ANYBODY THEY COULD DO THE JOB VERY EASILY AMERICANS ARE GOOD AND VIRTUOUS PEOPLE AND WE HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER TO CONFRONT BIGOTRY AND PREJUDICE WHEREVER THEY APPEAR BUT WE WILL MAKE NO PROGRESS AND HEAL NO WOUNDS BY FALSELY LABELING TENS OF MILLIONS OF DECENT AMERICANS AS RACIST OR BIGOTS WE HAVE TO GET EVERYBODY TOGETHER AND HAVE TO BE ON THE SAME PATH IF WE DON'T DO THAT THEN WE HAVE PROBLEMS AND WE WILL DO THAT

I THINK WE WILL DO IT VERY EASILY AND IT WILL GO QUICKLY WE HAVE SO MANY DIFFERENT ELEMENTS OF STRENGTH IN THIS COUNTRY AND SUCH POTENTIAL THIS COUNTRY AND THE GREATEST POTENTIAL AND THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT WE GET OFF SUBJECT AND START THINKING ABOUT THINGS THAT DON'T MATTER OR DON'T MATTER MUCH THE IMPORTANT THINGS WE DON'T EVEN DISCUSS BUT WE ARE HERE TO DISCUSS IMPORTANT THINGS TODAY POLITICIANS MAKE FALSE CHARGES AND ARE TRYING TO DISTRACT FROM THEIR OWN FAILED RECORDS THESE ARE USUALLY THE ONES THAT CAUSE THE PROBLEMS OR CANNOT SOLVE THE PROBLEMS AND THESE ARE THE SAME POLITICIANS WHO SHIPPED OUR JOBS AWAY AND TOOK TREMENDOUS ADVANTAGE OF ALL OF AMERICANS, AFRICAN-AMERICAN, MIDDLE-CLASS, SO MUCH OF THAT WEALTH AND MANY AND THOSE JOBS WENT TO CHINA AND OTHER COUNTRIES AND THEY GET TRAPPED IN A GOVERNMENT, BAD GOVERNMENT

I WILL BE ANNOUNCING FOUR STEPS TO BUILD SAFETY AND OPPORTUNITY AND DIGNITY FIRST, AGGRESSIVELY PURSUING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND MINORITY COMMUNITIES WE ARE DOING IT VERY POWERFULLY WITH OPPORTUNITY ZONES BUT WE WILL GO ABOUT THAT AT THE HEART OF THE EFFORT IS INCREASING ACCESS TO CAPITAL FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AND THAT IS WITH MINORITY OWNERS IN BLACK COMMUNITIES AND WE ARE GOING TO GET IT DONE AND IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE A LONG TIME AGO

IS VERY DIFFICULT AND HAS BEEN VERY DIFFICULT FOR SOME PEOPLE SECOND, CONFRONTING THE HEALTHCARE DISPARITIES INCLUDING ADDRESSING CHRONIC CONDITIONS AND ADVANCING SUBSTANTIAL SUMS IN MINORITY SERVING MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS WE HAVE MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS IN SOME AREAS OF THE COUNTRY THAT ARE A DISGRACE I WAS GOING TO SAY NOT UP TO STANDARD BUT ARE MUCH WORSE THAN THAT I UNDERSTAND THEY ARE A DISGRACE

WE ARE WORKING TO FINALIZE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT WILL ENCOURAGE POLICE DEPARTMENTS NATIONWIDE TO MEET THE MOST CURRENT PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS FOR THE USE OF FORCE INCLUDING TACTICS FOR DE-ESCALATION AND ALSO WILL ENCOURAGE PILOT PROGRAMS THAT ALLOW SOCIAL WORKERS TO JOIN CERTAIN LAW- ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SO THAT THEY WORK TOGETHER WE WILL TAKE CARE OF OUR POLICE WE ARE NOT DEFENDING POLICE AND IF ANYTHING WE'RE GOING THE OTHER ROUTE WE WILL MAKE SURE THEY ARE PERFECTLY TRAINED SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE HEARD, I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE ARE PROFESSIONALS AND ARE SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE AND WE ARE HEARING THINGS THAT ARE UNTHINKABLE I HAD NEVER EVEN HEARD OF THIS BEFORE

LAST WEEK IT STARTED ABOUT ONE WEEK AGO WHERE I HEARD THEY WOULD CLOSE UP ALL POLICE FORCES THAT THE ATTACK ON A VERY LIBERAL GOVERNOR IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, WE WANT THE POLICE FORCE CLOSED THEY WANT TO ACTUALLY CLOSE I'M THINKING WHAT HAPPENS LATE AT NIGHT WHEN YOU MAKE THE CALL TO 911 AND THERE IS NOBODY THERE WOULD YOU DO? WEATHER WHITE, BLACK OR ANY BUDDY ELSE, YOU DIAL AND SOMEONE IS BREAKING INTO A HOUSE AND IT HAPPENS TO BE A VIOLENT PERSON, THERE ARE VIOLENT PEOPLE AROUND AND EVEN YOU WOULD ADMIT THAT WE WANT TO THINK THE BEST BUT THERE ARE VERY VIOLENT PEOPLE AND WHEN THEY ARE BREAKING INTO YOUR HOUSE AT 12:00 IN THE EVENING AND YOU'RE SITTING THERE AND YOU DON'T HAVE A POLICE FORCE, THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT NOT HAVING A POLICE FORCE

THAT'S NOT HAPPENING WITH US WE ARE GOING TO HAVE STRONGER POLICE FORCE IN MINNEAPOLIS, THEY WENT THROUGH THREE NIGHTS OF AND I WAS INSISTENT ON HAVING THE NATIONAL GUARD GO IN AND DO THEIR WORK IT WAS LIKE A MIRACLE EVERYTHING STOPPED I WILL NEVER FORGET THE SCENE

IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE A BEAUTIFUL SCENE BUT TO ME IT WAS AFTER YOU WATCH POLICEMAN RUNNING OUT OF A POLICE PRECINCT THEY WANTED TO DO WHAT THEY HAD TO DO BUT WERE NOT ALLOWED TO DO ANYTHING AND IT WASN'T THEIR FAULT THEY WERE NOT ALLOWED TO DO WHAT THEY ARE TRAINED TO DO THEY TOOK OVER THE PRECINCT AND BURNT IT DOWN IT WAS ALMOST WHAT WE CALL A COMPLETE RENOVATION

IF YOU'RE LUCKY AND IT WAS A VERY SAD THING AND I DON'T THINK I HAVE EVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THAT BUT WE ARE VERY PROUD OF THE FACT THAT I CALLED AND I SAID I'M SORRY BUT WE HAVE TO HAVE THEM GO IN AND THEY WIN IN IT LOOKS LIKE KNIFE CUTTING BETTER RIGHT THROUGH I NEVER WILL FORGET, YOU SAW THE SCENE ON THAT ROAD IN THE CITY, MINNEAPOLIS AND THEY WERE LINED UP AND THEY JUST WALKED STRAIGHT

AND THERE WAS SOME TEARGAS AND PROBABLY SOME OTHER THINGS AND THE CROWD DISPERSED BY THE END OF THAT EVENING, AND IT WAS A SHORT EVENING, EVERYTHING WAS FINE AND YOU DID NOT HEAR TOO MUCH ABOUT THAT LOCATION HAVING PROBLEMS THEY WENT TO OTHER LOCATIONS AND THE SAME THING WOULD HAPPEN AS AN EXAMPLE, SEATTLE WOULD BE SO EASY TO SOLVE IT WOULD BE SO EASY TO SOLVE WE HAVE A GOVERNOR HERE OF THE GREAT STATE, TEXAS, WHO WOULD SOLVE IT

AS WOULD OTHER OF YOUR POLITICAL LEADERS THEY WOULD SOLVE IT VERY EASILY A LOT OF IT IS COMMON SENSE I THINK IT IS MORE COURAGEOUS THE OTHER WAY BECAUSE I WOULD NOT BE WANTED DO IT THE OTHER WAY VERY UNSAFE

I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT WE'RE WORKING ON A LOT OF DEVELOPMENTS HAVING TO DO WITH LAW, ORDER, SAFETY, COMFORT CONTROL BUT WE WANT SAFETY AND COMPASSION WE WANT EVERYTHING WHAT HAPPENED TWO WEEKS AGO WAS A DISGRACE WHAT HAPPENED ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS, PEOPLE WERE KILLED

A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND IT WAS VERY TERRIBLE AND VERY UNFAIR A NUMBER OF THEM WERE POLICE OFFICERS AND IT WAS A VERY UNFAIR SITUATION WE DON'T WANT TO SEE THAT AND WITH STRENGTH, THEY WOULD NOT BE IN A POSITION TO DO THE DAMAGE THAT THEY HAVE DONE THAT HAVE DESTROYED PEOPLE, BUSINESSES, THEY HAVE DESTROYED AFRICAN-AMERICAN HOMES AND SMALL BUSINESSES

HOPEFULLY THEY WILL COME BACK WE ARE PROVIDING FUNDING FOR A LOT OF SMALL BUSINESSES AND HOPEFULLY WE WILL GET EVERYONE IN LINE AND PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO OPEN UP THE STORIES AND SMALL BUSINESSES WE ARE WORKING TO FINALIZE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT WILL ENCOURAGE POLICE DEPARTMENTS NATIONWIDE TO MEET THE MOST CURRENT PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS OF FORCE AND A THAT MEANS FORCE THE FORCE WITH COMPASSION BUT IF YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO REALLY DO A JOB, SOMEONE IS REALLY BAD, YOU WILL HAVE TO DO IT WITH REAL STRENGTH AND POWER AND I SAID AND PEOPLE SAID I DON'T KNOW IF WE LIKE THAT EXPRESSION AND I SAID WE HAVE TO DOMINATE THE STREETS YOU CANNOT LET WHAT HAPPENED IN NEW YORK CITY, YOU HAVE TO DOMINATE

AND I WAS CRITICIZED FOR THAT STATEMENT I MADE THE STATEMENT WE HAVE TO DOMINATE THE STREET GUESS WHAT, YOU KNOW WHO DOMINATED THE STREETS? PEOPLE YOU DON'T WANT TO DOMINATE THE STREETS AND LOOK AT THE DAMAGE THEY DID I WILL STICK WITH THAT AND I THINK EVERY PERSON IN THIS ROOM WILL STICK WITH THAT AND WE ARE DOING IT WITH COMPASSION WE ARE DOMINATING THE STREET WITH COMPASSION BECAUSE WE ARE SAVING LIVES AND BUSINESSES AND WE ARE SAVING FAMILIES FROM BEING WIPED OUT AFTER WORKING HARD FOR 20 AND 30 YEARS ONE WOMAN WORKED HARD FOR YEARS BUILDING HER STORE AND IN ONE NIGHT IT WAS TOTALLY WIPED OUT , HAVE CONGRESS ENACT SCHOOL CHOICE NOW

>> [ APPLAUSE ] >> BECAUSE ACCESS TO EDUCATION IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE OF OUR TIME I'VE HEARD THAT FOR THE LAST, I WOULD SAY, YEAR, BUT IT REALLY IS IT IS THE CIVIL-RIGHTS ISSUE OF OUR TIME WE'VE DONE A LOT OF IT WE'VE HAD TREMENDOUS SUCCESS WITH CHOICE

WE HAD CHOICE IN A LOT OF WAYS WE ALSO HAD CHOICE IN THE MILITARY YOU KNOW, BEFORE I ICAME HERE, THE VETS WOULD WAIT IN LINE THEY WOULD BE WAITING — IT WOULDN'T BE ACCESSIBLE TO YOU I KNOW IT WOULDN'T BE ACCEPTABLE

IT WOULDN'T BE ACCEPTABLE TO YOU THEY WOULD WAIT FOUR, FIVE WEEKS THEY WERE SICK THEY WERE FEELING BAD L I THEY'D GET IN LINE, AND THEY'D SAY THERE'S A SIX-DAY WAIT, A TWO-WEEK WAIT, A ONE-MONTH WAIT

YOU HAVE PEOPLE ONLINE THAT WEREN'T VERY ILL, AND WOULD BE TERMINALLY ILL BEFORE THEY GOT TETO SEE A DOCTOR THEY'D DIE AND FOR YEARS AND YEARS, THEY'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET VETERANS CHOICE THAT MEANS, IF YOU CAN'T GET TO A DOCTOR REASONABLY QUICKLY, YOU GO OUTSIDE YOU GO TO YOUR LOCAL DOCTOR

AND THE GOVERNMENT PAYS THE BILL BY THE WAY, IT SOUNDS EXPENSIVE IT'S VERY CHEAP BY COMPARESON IT'S ACTUALLY MUCH BETTER MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE TAKE CARE OF OUR VETS

BY FAR, MOST IMPORTANTLY IT'S ONE OF THOSE MANY CASES WHERE IT'S ACTUALLY LESS COSTLY AND BETTER SOMETIMES YOU'LL SEE IT COSTS LESS MONEY THAN ANOTHER BUILDING BECAUSE THE ONE THAT BUILT — THIS ONE LOOKS BETTER

THE ONE THAT'S CHEAPER, IT LOOKS BETTER THEY SAW, "HOW MUCH DID YOU SPEND FOR THAT BUILDING?" ACTUALLY, WE SPENT LESS YOU CAN DO THAT YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING

IT'S ONLY GOOD REFOR THE REAL ESTATE PEOPLE HERE, OF WHICH THERE ARE PLENTY SO I JUST WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY THIS IS A TREMENDOUS PLACE IT'S A GREAT CITY IT'S A GREAT, GREAT CITY

AND WITH TREMENDOUS PEOPLE AND TREMENDOUS PRIDE AND I SAY THE SAME FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS YOU KNOW, YOUR GOVERNOR CAME TO ME, AND HE SAID WE HAD THE BAD HURRICANE TWO YEARS AGO I GAVE UP SO MUCH MONEY TO TEXAS MORE

HE KEPT COMING MORE SO FINALLY, WE TOOK CARE OF TEXAS WE TOOK SUCH GOOD CARE OF TEXAS THEY WERE LOOKING FOR THE NEXT HURRICANE

THEY SAID, "WHEN'S THE NEXT HURRICANE?" THEY HAD A BIG ONE THEY SAID YOU HAD THE LARGEST WATER DUMP EVER IT CAME BACK OUT, AND IT RELOADED IT HAPPENED THREE TIMES

AND THE GOVERNOR CAME, AND HE WANTED TO BUILD A BARRIER SO THE WATER WOULD HIT THE BARRIER, WOULDN'T COME IN TO CERTAIN PARTS OF TEXAS THERE WAS ONE MORE REQUEST THIS IS AFTER WE GAVE $28 MILLION TWENTY-EIGHT MILLION I MEAN, WHEN IT COMES TO TEXAS, WE DON'T WATCH IT TOO CLOSELY

GOVERNOR ABBOT SAID ONE MORE REQUEST YOU HAVE A WAY TO BUILD THE WALL BECAUSE UP AND TOWN, IT MOVES WITH THE TIDES I SAID, "THIS SOUNDS EXPENSIVE" IT MOVES WITH THE TIDES

''COULD I ASK YOU TO DO ME ONE SMALL FAVOR?" "HOW MUCH IS IT?" "IT'S ONLY $10 BILLION" I SAID, "START WORKING ON IT, RIGHT?" I SAID, "START WORKING ON IT, BECAUSE WE CAN DO THINGS" YOU GOT HIT PRETTY HARD HERE YOU GOT HIT PRETTY HARD YOU WERE AFFECTED VERY MUCH WHEN YOU HAD THE HURRICANES

>> WE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE DISPLACED THAT CAME TO THIS AREA >> WELL, WE TOOK GOOD CARE OF EVERYBODY SO I JUST WANT TO SAY, THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES I KNOW WE'RE DOING VERY WELL HERE DURING THE LAST PROCESS THEY KEPT SAYING, "TEXAS, IT'S TOO CLOSE TO CALL

" FRIENDS OF MINE IN TEXAS, IT'S TOO CLOSE TO CALL IF TO WIN IT AND SLIDE IT I SAID, TO KEEP PLAYING — >> [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] "I DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU COME FROM, BUT I DON'T THINK THIS IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL I THINK YOU'LL WIN BY A LOT" WE WON BY A LOT

THEY SAID, "DONALD TRUMP HAS WON THE STATE OF TEXAS" AND THEY SAID IT SIMULTANEOUSLY AND WE'RE DOING GOOD HERE AGAIN YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I HAVE TO SAY, BECAUSE THIS IS BIG OIL TERRITORY I THINK WE'VE DONE A FANTASTIC JOB

WE'RE BRINGING BACK THE OIL IN A RAPID FASHION NOW I SEE IT'S GETTING CLOSE TO '0A BARREL THEY'RE BACK IN BUSINESS THEY HAVE RUSSIA BACK WITH SAUDI ARABIA THEY GOT IT BACK IN PRODUCTION

THEY GOT IT BACK FAST, AND WE'RE VERY PROUD OF IT THE SUPPLY CHANGED RAPIDLY WITH COVID-19 OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT I'VE NEVER HEARD SO MANY NAMES YOU HAVE 30 NAMES TO CALL THIS THING I CALL FRIT IT PLAGUE FROM CHINA

THE PLAGUE IT'S NOT GOOD AND IT'S NOT GOOD >> [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] >> IT COULD HAVE BEEN STOPPED IN CHINA, BUT THEY DECIDED NOT TO DO THAT AND WE'LL HAVE TO FIGURE THAT ONE OUT, WON'T WE? I JUST WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY VERY MUCH FOR BEING HERE

THIS IS A VERY SPECTACULAR PLACE AND I WANT TO INTRODUCE ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR AND SECRETARY COSTCA TO SAY A FEW WORDS, ALONG WITH THE SURGEON GENERAL, WHO'S BEEN A REAL YOUNG STAR IN THE ADMINISTRATION AND, PLEASE, IF I COULD, BILL, TAKE OVER, PLEASE THANK YOU THANK YOU VERY MUCH >> THANK YOU, MR

PRESIDENT >> THANK YOU >> THANK YOU, MR PRESIDENT, AND THANK YOU FOR CONVENING THIS DISCUSSION AND I'D LIKE TO THANK THE MANY LEADERS, RELIGIOUS LEADERS, AND COLLEAGUES FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT THAT ARE HERE

THAT GHASTLY SPECTACLE IN MINNEAPOLIS WAS REALLY JARRING THE WHOLE NATION, AND IT FORCED US TO CONFRONT AND THINK ABOUT, REFLECT ON LONG-STANDING ISSUES IN OUR NATION THOSE ISSUES OBVIOUSLY RELATE TO THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY BUT JUST TO STEP BACK A LITTLE, TAKE A BROADER VIEW INITIALLY, I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT HOW DO WE ACHIEVE THE AMERICAN DREAM FOR OUR COMMUNITIES, AFRICAN AMERICANS, OR OUR COMMUNITIES ONE OF THE REASONS I'M PROUD TO SERVE IN THIS ADMINISTRATION IS BECAUSE I THINK THE PRESIDENT IS MOVING FORWARD ON THE CRITICAL ELEMENTS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE AND ENSURE THAT OPPORTUNITY WITHOUT GROWTH, THERE IS NO OPPORTUNITY

SECOND — >> APPLAUSE ] >> SECOND, EDUCATION I THINK CONDY RICE SAID, A FEW YEARS AGO, IT'S THE CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE OF OUR TIME, BECAUSE WITHOUT A GOOD EDUCATION, WE'RE NOT ALLOWING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE TO SEIZE THEIR OPPORTUNITIES AND PURSUE THEIR DREAMS AND AS THE PRESIDENT MENTIONED, IT'S ONLY BY EMPOWERING PARENTS AND GIVING THEM THE POWER TO CHOOSE THE EDUCATION FOR THEIR CHILDREN THAT WE'RE EVER GOING TO BE ABLE TO OBTAIN THAT THIRD, I THINK, IS MORAL DISCIPLINE AND OUR YOUNG PEOPLE, THEY HAVE TO HAVE THE DISCIPLINE TO SEE THE OPPORTUNITY, MAKE MOMENTARY SACRIFICES FOR LATER GAIN

AND TRADITIONALLY, THAT HAS COME — PEOPLE CAN FIND IT PERHAPS IN MANY SOURCES, BUT TROLLEY, THAT HAS COME FROM RELIGION, WHICH OUR FOUNDERS BELIEVED WAS THE FOUNDATION OF OUR REPUBLIC THEY SAID, "WE'RE IN OUR GOLDEN YEARS, AND WE ARE LIVING BEHIND BARS" LOOK DOWN THE STREET "ALL THE BARS ARE ON OUR WINDOWS, AND THE CRIMINALS RUN FREE ON THE STREET

" NOW, WE'VE MADE A LOT OF PROGRESS SINCE THEN THE CRIME RATE HAS BEEN CUT IN HALF AND A BIG PART OF THAT HAS BEEN IMPROVEMENT IN POLICING I THINK LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS UNDERSTOOD FOR LONG TIME THAT THERE IS DISTRUST IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY TOWARD THE LAW ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM, AND WHEN YOU REFLECT ON OUR HISTORY, YOU CAN UNDERSTAND WHY FOR MOST OF OUR HISTORY, UP UNTIL THE LAST 60 YEARS, THE INSTITUTIONS IN THIS COUNTRY, THE LAWS, AND THE INSTITUTIONS WERE EXCLUSIVELY DISCRIMINATORY

THERE WAS NOT EQUAL APPLICATION OF THE LAW IT'S ONLY BEEN SINCJIM CROW THAT OUR LAWS HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO PROVIDE FOR EQUAL JUSTICE AND WHAT WE'VE HAD SINCE — AND SO THE CIVIL RIGHTS EFFORT UP UNTIL THAT TIME WAS TAGGER DOWN OUR INSTITUTIONS BUT I DON'T THINK NOW IS THE TIME TO TAR DOWN OUR INSTITUTIONS

WE HAVE BEEN ON THE MARCH TO REFORM OUR INSTITUTIONS YOU DON'T NEED TO TEAR THEM DOWN YOU HAVE TO BE MATURE ABOUT THIS WHEN YOU SEE PROBLEMS, WE HAVE TO REDOUBLE OUR EFFORTS AND REFORM OUR EVENS CONSTITUTIONS, AND MAKE SURE THEY'RE IN SYNC WITH OUR VALUES I DON'T THINK ANYONE WHO'S HONEST WOULD DENY THAT WE'VE MADE A LOT OF PROGRESS IN POLICING OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS

ONE OF THE THINGS ABOUT THIS EPISODE IN MINNEAPOLIS WAS HOW FAST BOTH THE STATE AND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONDED TO DEALING WITH THAT ACTION SO I THINK THAT WHILE WE SAW SOMETHING VERY BAD, IT HAS HELPED PERHAPS GALVANIZE THE WILL OF THE COUNTRY TO BRING GOOD OUT OF THAT WE CAN'T LET THAT INCIDENT ON SECURE THE FACT THAT PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE, THAT POLICE BY AND LARGE, THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY IS GOOD AND DECENT PEOPLE AND COMMUNITY, AND PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE FOR US, THEIR NEIGHBORS AND WE CAN'T LOSE SIGHT OF THE FACT — WE CAN'T LET THIS EVENT ON SECURE THE FACT THAT THE REAL OPPRESSION AND DANGER TO OUR COMMUNITIES COMES MORE FROM VIOLENT CRIME AND LAWLESSNESS THAN IT DOES FROM THE POLICE NOW, WE'VE NEVER HAD — WE'VE NEVER HAD A PRESIDENT WHO'S MORE COMMITTED TO REFORMING LAW ENFORCEMENT HE'S DONE THAT, THE FIRST POLICE COMMISSION SINCE LYNDON JOHNSON, AND I'M VERY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT WHAT WE'RE ABLE TO DO, GIVEN HIS LEADERSHIP, BUT ALSO GIVEN THE LEADERSHIP OF OUR POLICE FORCES, WHICH AROUND THE COUNTRY, INCREASINGLY HAVE BECOME BETTER AND BETTER LED THE POLICE PROFESSION IS, IN ITSELF, COMMITTED TO ADDRESSING THE ISSUES WE SAW IN MINNEAPOLIS, AND COMPLETING THE PROCESS OF PROFESSIONALIZING POLICING IN THIS COUNTRY AS THE PRESIDENT SAID, WE'RE WORKING ON A NUMBER OF THINGS, THROUGH THE COMMISSION HE SET UP, AND ALSO THROUGH AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO PROPEL THAT PROCESS EVEN FASTER, BY LOOKING AT HOW WE CAN ENCOURAGE THE ADOPTION OF GUIDELINES ABOUT THE USE OF FORCE THAT ARE ACCEPTABLE, BOTH TO THE COMMUNITY AND TO THE POLICE PROFESSION, BUT ALSO TO ENCOURAGE STATION OF POLICE FORCES, AND ALSO THROUGH SUCH ACTIVITIES AS INCREASING GRANTS TO ENCOURAGE THE USE OF CORESPONDERS

MORE AND MORE POLICE ARE BEING ASKED TO DEAL WITH PROBLEMS THAT ANYTIME HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN THE PROBLEM OF LAW ENFORCEMENT THEY HAVE TO DEAL WITH HOMELESS PEOPLE THEY HAVE TO DEAL WITH A LOT OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES THEY HAVE TO TEAL WITH THE DRUG ADDICTION, THE DRUG ADDICTS AND SO FORTH, AND PROVIDING SOME ADDITIONAL SUPPORT TO THE POLICE IN THESE AREAS IS GOING TO BE IMPORTANT

SO LET ME JUST SAY THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IS COMMITTED TO SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT'S EFFORTS HERE, DO ALL WE CAN TO BRING GOOD OUT OF THIS BAD INCIDENT THANK YOU >> THANK YOU THANK YOU >> SURGEON GENERAL, PLEASE GO AHEAD GO AHEAD WHY DON'T YOU — >> ALL RIGHT THANK YOU, MR PRESIDENT

THANK YOU, EVERYONE, FOR COMING MANY PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND ACROSS THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS ARE HURTING RIGHT NOW DUE TO THE TRAGEDY THAT OCCURRED TO GEORGE FLOYD, AND I JUST WANT TO EXTEND MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FLOYD FAMILY AND THE ENTIRE TEXAS COMMUNITY BECAUSE I KNOW YOU ALL LIVE TOGETHER, YOU WORK TOGETHER, YOU PLAY TOGETHER, AND YOU HURT TOGETHER HERE IN TEXAS AND SO I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I FEEL THAT FOR YOU I WANT TO GIVE A QUICK UPDATE ON THE COVID-19 RESPONSE THANKS TO COOPERATION WITH STATE AND LOCAL PARTNERS, WE'RE MAKING PROGRESS AGAINST THE VIRUS WE ARE, AND TOWARD THE STATE REOPENING THROUGH STRONG PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS, AMERICA HAS NOW DONE MORE THAN 20 MILLION TESTS, AND THAT NUMBER IS A BIG NUMBER IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT THE NUMBER ITSELF

IT'S ABOUT HOW MANY OF THOSE TESTS ARE COMING BACK POSITIVE AND WE HAVE A POSITIVE RATE, UNDER 6% NATIONALLY AND FROM A PUBLIC HEALTH PERSPECTIVE, IF WE'RE UNDER 10% POSITIVE, WE'RE DOING A GOOD JOB SO THERE'S A LOT OF CHALLENGES OUT THERE BUT I WANT YOU ALL TO KNOW THAT WE ARE MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

THE DATA SHOWS THAT WE ARE MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AS A NATION AND THIS HAS HAPPENED IN PART THANKS TO OPENING OF OVER 500 COMMUNITY-BASED TESTING SITES THROUGH THE WORK OF PRIVATE SECTOR PARTNERS AND THE UNITED STATES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, WHICH I HELPED LEAD WITH ADMIRAL JUWA SEVENTY PERCENT OF THOSE SITES ARE IN EVP VULNERABLE AREAS THAT MEANS WE'RE TAKING THE TESTING TO THOSE WHO NEED IT THE MOST , TO THOSE MOST AT RISK

CENTERS SERVE LOW-INCOME AREAS AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR WE HELPED TO EQUIP OUR LINE WORKERS, OUR HEALTH CARE HEROS WITH 94,000,095 RESPIRATORS, SURGICAL MASKS, AND MORE THAN A BILLION GLOVES AND A LARGE PROPORTION OF THOSE SUPPLIES ARE GOING TO NURSING HOLES, AND I JUST WANT TO — I SEE THE GOVERNOR OVER THERE I WANT TO GIVE YOU ALL A SHOUT OUT TEXAS HAS LED THE WAY IN NURSING HOME TESTING

THAT IS SOMETHING YOU SHOULD ALL BE TREMENDOUSLY PROUD OF AND THESE EFFORTS HAVE ALLOWED STATES TO PROCEED WITH A SAFE REOPENING, WHILE WE WORK WITH STATES TO MONITOR THE INCOMING DATA WE KNOW WE'RE GOING TO HAVE CLUSTERS, WHILE WE RESPOND TO SITES, AND WE ADJUST POLICIES AS NEEDED BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT STATES' REOPENING IS CRUCIAL FOR OTHER AREAS IN HEALTH, TOO

WE NEED AMERICANS TO BE ABLE TO RETURN FOR SCREENINGS MY WIFE JUST FINISHED CANCER TREATMENT IF SHE HAD TO WAIT SIX MONTHS TO GET HER CANCER SCREENING, SHE MIGHT NOT BE HERE TODAY WE NEED PEOPLE TO GET THEIR SURGERIES

42 MILLION CHILDREN ARE BEHIND ON VACCINATIONS NOW BECAUSE OF THE COVID CLOSURES WE KNOW EVERY 1% INCREASE IN UNEQUATES TO A 13 INCREASE IN SUICIDES 1

3% INCREASE IN SUICIDES SO WE WANT TO REOPEN SAFELY WE ALSO HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT BEING SHUT DOWN HAS CONSEQUENCES BEYOND COVID WE KNOW THAT BEING OUT OF SCHOOL IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH WE NEED TO GET OUR KIDS BACK IN SCHOOL SAFELY

I HAVE A 16-, A 14-, AND A 10- YEAR-OLD, SO CAN YOU TELL I'VE BEEN SAYING THAT A LOT? WE KNOW COVID-19 HAS A TRAGICALLY DISPROPORTIONATELY BURDEN ON COMMUNITIES OF COLOR BLACK AMERICANS HOSPITALIZED AT 45 TIMES HIGHER RISK THAN WHITES HOSPITALIZATION RATES, 3

5 TIMES HIGHER FOR HISPANICS THAN WHITE AND 5 TIMES HIGHER FOR AMERICANIANS AND ALASKAN NATIVES THE FACT THIS VIRUS IS EXPLOITING AND EXACERBATING PREEXISTING HEALTH DISPARITIES IN THESE DISPARATE OUTCOMES ARE IN PART FROM THE ANGER, THE FRUSTRATION, AND THE FEAR WE'RE SEEING MANIFEST IN PROTESTS AROUND THE COUNTRY WE ARE FOCUSING RESOURCES ON MINORITY COMMUNITIES

HHS RECENTLY ALLOCATED $15 BILLION RESOURCES TO HOSPITALS I CAN TELL YOU, THOSE ARE THE PLACES THAT ARE DOING THE WORK THOSE ARE THE PLACES THAT AT THE PRESIDENT'S DIRECTION WE'RE FOCUSING OUR RESOURCES TOWARDS WE'RE WORKING WITH A CONSORTIUM OF BLACK MEDICAL SCHOOLS TO FUND AND SCALE LOCAL EFFORTS AND COMMUNITIES THAT AGAIN REACH COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

CDC NOW REQUIRES ALL TESTING DATA REPORTED BY STATES TO INCLUDE INFORMATION ON RACE, ETHNICITY, AND ZIP CODE SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO FURTHER REFINE AND FOCUS OUR STRATEGY ON THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY WE ARE WORKING TO MAKE ONGOING CARE ACCESSIBLE AND CONVENIENT FOR PATIENTS AND FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS AGAIN, WE CAN'T AFFORD TO LET PEOPLE CONTINUE TO GO WITHOUT THEIR CARE THE ADMINISTRATION DEPENDS ON PUBLIC, PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS, ALLOWINGS TO PROGRESS TOWARD THE VACCINES AND TREATMENTS AT A RECORD PACE AS A PART OF OPERATION WARP SPEED

I WANT TO ADD WE JUST FUNDED THREE COMMUNITY CLINICS IN TEXAS WITH THE CARE OF THAT FUNDING SOME OF YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES ARE HERE I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO YOU ALL FOR PASSING THAT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR SIGNING TO ADDRESS COVID-19 AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH THEY PROVIDE 24/7 CRISIS INTERVENTION SERVICES

ANOTHER NOTABLE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS BRAND IS IN AUSTIN, WHERE FUNDS ARE USED TO TRAIN OFFICIALS, INCLUDING LAW ENFORCEMENT WE HAVE MANY OF THEM IN THE CROWD TODAY ON RECOGNIZING SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF MENTAL ILLNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH PSYCHIATRIES, AND HOW TO HELP AN INDIVIDUAL STRUGGLING THAT GIVES FRONT LINE WORKERS THE TOOLS AND TRAINING THEY NEED TO TAKE CARE OF THESE DIFFICULT SITUATIONS AS MAYOR, AS SAID AT GEORGE FLOYD'S FUNERAL, WE MUST ENCOURAGE TO INVEST IN OPPORTUNITIES

THAT'S WHAT THE COUNCIL IS ALL ABOUT I HAVE AN UPCOMING SURGEON GENERAL'S REPORT ON COMMUNITY HEALTH AND ECONOMIC PROSPERITY, WHICH AIMS TO MOBILIZE BUSINESSES TO INVEST DEEPLY — OVERTIME IN THE HEALTH OF THEIR COMMUNITIES FINALLY TO FOCUS ON CHRONIC CONDITIONS THAT AFFECT BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE THAT MAY WORSEN BECAUSE OF COVID SECRETARY AZAR HAS INSTRUCTED MY WAS A TO ACCELERATE THE RELEASE OF TWO CALLS OF ACTION

THE FIRST ON MATERNAL HEALTH WOMEN OF COLOR SUFFER A HIGHER RISK OF DYING BLACK WOMEN ARE FOUR, FIVE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE AROUND CHILDBIRTH THAN WHITE WOMEN THAT'S AFTER YOU CONTROL FOR INCOME, AFTER YOU CONTROL FOR EDUCATION, AFTER YOU CONTROL FOR EVERY KNOWN FACTOR THAT WE HAVE MY SECOND CALL TO ACTION IS ON HYPER TENSION CONTROL

HYPER TENSION IS COMMON, IT'S COSTLY, AND IT'S TREATABLE YET CONTROL RATES ARE LOW, SHOAL IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR I JUST WANT TO CLOSE BY SAYING, AS WE REOPEN, THE BASIC HEALTH RECOMMENDATIONS WE'VE EMPHASIZED REMAIN IMPORTANT WE'VE FLATTENED THE CURVE THAT DOESN'T MEAN COVID HAS GONE AWAY, IT IS ANYLESS CONTAGIOUS, IT IS ANY LESS DEADLY TO VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES

SO IF YOU DON'T WANT TO LISTEN TO ME, LISTEN TO HALL OF FAME PITCHER NOLAN RYAN NOLAN RYAN SAID, NUMBER ONE, WASH YOUR HANDS WASH THEM MORE THAN YOU'VE EVER WASHED THEM BEFORE IN YOUR LIFE NUMBER TWO, FOLLOW YOUR LOCAL AND STATE GUIDELINES THIS VIRUS LIKES TO SPREAD PERSON TO PERSON

THE MORE WE CAN KEEP DISTANCE BETWEEN PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY PEOPLE WE DON'T KNOW, THE HARDER IT IS FOR THE VIRUS TO TRANSMIT WHEN YOU'RE IN A PUBLIC PLACE WHERE IT'S DIFFICULT TO KEEP THE DISTANCE, LIKE A GROCERY OR PHARMACY, THE CDC RECOMMENDS WEARING A FACE COVERING TO PROTECT YOUR NEIGHBORS IN THE EVENT YOU HAVE COVID AND DON'T KNOW IT UP TO 50% OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE COVID ARE ASYMPTOMATIC SO THANKS TO THE HARD WORK OF SOME HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND THE COMMITMENT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

I JUST WANT TO REITERATE — YOU DON'T HEAR THIS ENOUGH, BUT WE ARE MAKING HUGE PROGRESS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19, AND AS A MEMBER OF THE TASK FORCE, I CAN TELL YOU THAT WE FREQUENTLY TALK ABOUT THE GREAT WORK TEXAS HAS BEEN DOING UP UNTIL THIS POINT TO KEEP THE PEOPLE OF TEXAS SAFE, TO KEEP THE MOST VULNERABLE MEMBERS OF THEIR COMMUNITY SAFE A EVERY AMERICANS' HELP, WITH YOUR HELP, TEXAS, WE'LL KEEP MAKING PROGRESS WE'RE GOING TO BEAT THIS VIRUS, AND THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY, MR PRESIDENT THANK YOU

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH THANK YOU >> THANK YOU, MR PRESIDENT, FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP AND COURAGE

I DON'T KNOW ANYBODY WHO COULD STAND UP TO ALL THE CRITICISM YOU GET EVERY DAY SINCE THE BEGINNING, THE PRESIDENT HAS TALKED ABOUT BEING A CHAMPION FOR THE FORGOTTEN MEN AND WOMEN OF THIS NATION THAT'S EXACTLY WHERE WE'VE BEEN CONCENTRATING AND IT'S BEEN AN HONOR TO SERVE IN AN ADMINISTRATION WITH THAT GOAL THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF OUR COUNTRY IS VERY STRONG, SECONDARY TO THE ABOLITION OF MULTITUDINOUS REGULATIONS WE'LL BE ABLE TO GET BACK ON THAT TRACK VERY QUICKLY THE FOCUS IS TO HELP AMERICA'S HARDEST-HIT COMMUNITIES ACHIEVE ECONOMIC RECOVERY, OVERCOME HEALTH DISPARITIES, AND THEN DRIVE THROUGH EDUCATION AND WORK FORCE ADVANCEMENT ADDITIONAL PAYMENT PROTECTION FUNDING FOR OUR NATION'S LOW-INCOME, MINORITY COMMUNITIES, AND TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO HELP THESE COMMUNITIES TO ACCESS THIS FUNDING WE ARE ADDRESSING THAT AND I WANT TO THANK ALL OF THE DIFFERENT AGENCIES VIRTUALLY EVERY GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY HAS CONTRIBUTED SIGNIFICANTLY TO REFOCUSING AND ADDRESSING THESE PROBLEMS THE PROGRAM WILL ALSO BE EXPANDED THE INCLUDE MORE OF THE UNDERSERVED AREAS

ANOTHER MAJOR INITIATIVE IN IMPROVING SAFETY COMES WITH SEVERAL ADMINISTRATIVE AND LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS FOR EXAMPLE, WE BELIEVE BOTH TELEMEDICINE AND INCREASED USE OF MOBILE CARE CAN BE MAJOR CATALYSTS IN OUR MISSION TO OVERCOME HEALTH DISPARITIES AND UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES THOSE ARE THINGS THAT CAN ACTUALLY BE DONE VERY RAPIDLY TO BRING HEALTH CARE TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN NEGLECTED AND TO FURTHER THIS EFFORT, WE'RE ALSO COMMITTED TO REFORMING THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF OUR PUBLIC HEALTH DATA SYSTEM THAT MEANS PRICES THAT ARE ACCESSIBLE ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I JUST MENTIONED, THE DATA COLLECTION, WE HAVE 50 STATES, AND WE HAVE TERRITORIES IN WASHINGTON, DC, AND WE HAVE ALL OF THOSE MANY DIFFERENT HEALTH CARE COLLECTION SYSTEMS, AND WE ARE WORKING TO KNOWLEDGE FRIES ALL OF THAT IT WILL MAKE IT MUCH EASIER FOR US TO IDENTIFY QUICKLY HEALTH ISSUES, AND TO BE ABLE TO ADDRESS THEM VERY QUICKLY

OTHER LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS, SUCH AS ADVANCING NATIONAL BROADBAND ACCESS AND INVESTMENT IN MINORITY-SERVING MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS WILL ALSO PLAY A MAJOR ROLE IN IMPROVING THE WELL BEING OF THESE FORGOTTEN COMMUNITIES MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE BROADBAND ACCESS TO GIVE ACCESS TO REMOTE LEARNING WE WILL HAVE THE POSSIBILITY OF TAKING THE VERY BEST BIOLOGY TEACHER, AND INSTEAD OF PUTTING THEM IN FRONT OF 0 KIDS, PUTTING THEM IN FRONT OF A MILLION STUDENTS SO THAT THOSE STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN NEGLECTED DURING ALL THIS TIME AND RELEGATED TO PLACES WHERE THEY'RE NOT GETTING AN APPROPRIATE EDUCATION WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS THOSE THINGS BUT TO GUARANTEE THE FRUITS OF THESE EFFORTS AND THAT THEY'RE LONG-LASTING, WE UNDERSTAND THE NEED TO GO FORWARD WITH A LONG-TERM VIEW THROUGH OUR FOCUS ON EDUCATION AND WORK-FORCE DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION AND WORK-FORCE DEVELOPMENT IS WHAT LEADS TO REAL INDEPENDENCE FOR PEOPLE

nd THE COUNCIL SUPPORTS EMPOWERING DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS WITH DUAL ENROLLMENT OPPORTUNITIES, THE CREATION OF NEW SHORT-TERM EDUCATION AND CAREER PATHWAYS, AND INCREASE ACCESS TO CAPITAL FOR OUR NATION'S HBCUS SCHOOL CHOICE MEASURES, PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS, AND SECOND CHANCE PELL GRANTS TO REINTEGRATE FORMALLY INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS ARE INITIATIVES THAT WILL PROVE VALUABLE INVESTMENTS IN OUR COUNTRY'S HUMAN CAPITAL AND WE MUST REMEMBER THESE INNOVATIVE NEW APPROACHES IN EDUCATION AND WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT ARE NOTHING LESS THAN AN INVESTMENT IN OUR FUTURE WE ONLY HAVE 30 MILLION YOU KNOW, EDUCATION, IN PARTICULAR, PLAYS A BIG ROLE IN MY DEVELOPMENT I WAS NOT PARTICULARLY A GOOD STUDENT, AND THAT'S PUTTING IT MILDLY EVERYBODY THOUGHT THAT EXCEPT MY MOTHER MOTHER SHE WAS STILL SMART ENOUGH TO STUDY THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAD THESE BEAUTIFUL HOMES, AND SHE FIGURED THAT THE REASON THEY DID SO WELL, BECAUSE THEY WERE WELL EDUCATED

AND THEY READ A LOT AND THEY DIDN'T WATCH A LOT OF TV SO SHE CAME HOME AND IMPOSED THAT ON ME AND MY BROTHER WE WERE NOT HAPPY CAMPERS TO WHERE IN TODAY'S WORLD, WE WOULD HAVE CALLED SOCIAL SERVICES BUT WHAT A DIFFERENCE IT MADE, STARTING TO FOCUS ON EDUCATION, STARTING TO READ BOOKS, TO READ ABOUT PEOPLE FROM LOT OF DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS, ENTREPRENEURS, SCIENTISTS, EXPLORERS

I BEGAN TO RECOGNIZE THAT THE PERSON THAT HAS THE MOST TO DO WITH WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU IS YOU IT'S NOT SOMEBODY ELSE AND NOBODY CAN STOP YOU ONCE YOU DECIDE THAT THAT IS THE THING THAT IS WHY, WITH THE COUNCIL, THERE IS SO MUCH EMPHASIS ON EDUCATION, BECAUSE IT DOESN'T MATTER WHERE YOU CAME FROM, YOU GET A GOOD EDUCATION, AND YOU WRITE YOUR OWN TICKET AND WE MUST REJECT THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO PREVENT SCHOOL CHOICE, WHO ARE TRYING TO PREVENT THE PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS, ALL THE THINGS THAT ARE THERE TO EMPOWER PEOPLE

AND YOU WILL SEE A LOT OF THAT COMING OUT OF THIS ADMINISTRATION MR PRESIDENT, UNDERSTAND YOUR LEADERSHIP, I'M CONFIDENT THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL EMERGE STRONGER FROM THIS PANDEMIC, AND MORE DETERMINED THAN EVER, AND WE THE PEOPLE WILL RECOGNIZE, DESPITE ALL THE FORCES TO THE KARE, THAT WE ARE NOT EACH OTHER'S ENEMIES >> THAT WAS VERY GOOD >> HE'S USED TO THAT

HE'S DONE A FANTASTIC JOB HOW ABOUT SCOTT? WE'LL GO QUICK, SCOTT >> THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP, MR PRESIDENT, AND GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHEPHERD THE WHITE HOUSE OPPORTUNITY AND REVITALIZATION COUNCIL

DR CAR CARSON, THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP I JUST WANTED TO SHARE SOME GOOD NEWS ALONG WITH DR

CARSON, EVERYONE ON THE PANEL, OFTENTIMES, YOU DON'T HEAR ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITIES THE TAX CUTS THE PRESIDENT SIGNED INTO LAW IN 2017 CREATED THE OPPORTUNITIES MENTIONED, AND THE PRESIDENT CREATED THE OPPORTUNITY ZONE COUNCIL, AND THAT COUNCIL WAS MADE UP TO TAKE 880 TO 1550 AND THREE PARTNERS AND MOVE IN A SINGULAR MOTION TO DIRECT RESOURCES INTO OUR MOST CRESSED, VULNERABLE, FORGOTTEN COMMUNITIES, AND WITH THIS — THAT IS A TREMENDOUS TIME SO OUR AGENCIES, ON COUNCIL, DIRECTED RESOURCES WE FOUND 270 ACTION ITEMS TO GO DIRECTLY INTO DISTRESSED COMMUNITIES TO HELP THE VULNERABLE PEOPLE OF AMERICA WE'VE BEEN TO OVER60 CITIES

I'VE BEEN TO EVERY ONE OF THEM IN THE LAST YEAR, TO VISIT PEOPLE ON THE GROUND, EDUCATION LEADERS, FAITH LEADERS, COMMUNITY LEADERS, BUSINESS LEADERS, ELECTED OFFICIALS, DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICANS YOU SEE, THE THING ABOUT POVERTY, IT DOESN'T CARE WHAT PARTY YOU ARE THE THING ABOUT REVITALIZATION, IT DOESN'T CARE WHAT PARTY YOU ARE YOU MAY NOT HEAR ABOUT THIS, BUT WE CONVENE WITH ALL OF THESE STAKE HOLDERS AT ONE TABLE TO HAVE THE HARD CONVERSATIONS WHY IS THE COMMUNITY DISTRESSED? AND WHAT CAN WE DO TOGETHER FOR BLACK AND WHITE DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS, COME TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF THIS COMMUNITY, FOR LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY? AND BECAUSE OF THAT, BECAUSE OF THESE PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATION TOGETHER, AND MANY PEOPLE AT THIS TABLE HAVE BEEN WORKING TOGETHER SO LONG AFTER WE'RE GONE, AND HISTORY TELLS THE STORY IT IS MORE THAN JUST A PROGRAM IT IS A MISSION THAT IS TO OUTLAST ALL OF US, AND I TELL YOU THAT AS YOU'RE HERE — A LOT OF TIMES, PEOPLE SEE A GOVERNMENT PROGRAM TO JUST CHECK THE BOX THIS IS NOT A GOVERNMENT PROGRAM

THIS IS BUILT FROM THE GRASSROOTS, FROM THE BOTTOM UP TO AFFECT THE PEOPLE IN AMERICA ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA, ST LOUIS, MISSOURI, WEST DALLAS, RIGHT HERE IN MY GREAT HOME STATE OF TEXAS AND OTHERS ACROSS THE NATION, MUCH I SAY ALL THAT TO SAY, EVENING TO YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT IT OFTEN

ALL THESE THINGS WERE DONE PRIOR TO COVID BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW, RIGHT NOW, AND POSTCOVID, THAT OUR SPIRIT REMAINS THE SAME, THAT OUR HEART IS SET OUR FACE IS SET LIKE FLINT

WE NEED ALL OF YOU TO WALK WITH US, TO CONVENE WITH US, TO INVEST, TO TEACH AND SO, MR PRESIDENT, THANK YOU, DR CARSON, THANK YOU, TO ALL MY COLLEAGUES AT THE TABLE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IT'S BEEN A GREAT HONOR

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH >> [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] >> THANK YOU >> THANK YOU, MR

PRESIDENT I JUST WAS THINKING THAT 0 YEARS AGO, I WAS SERVING AS AN ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF A SMALL CHURCH, AND I ASKED BISHOP JACKSON TO COME AND TEACH US ON RACE RELATIONS, TO TEACH US WHAT WE DIDN'T KNOW, BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW WHAT WE DON'T KNOW AND NOW, 30 YEARS LATER, BISHOP PERRY AND I ARE STUDYING UNDER THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES THERE IS CONCERN ABOUT HEALING A PROBLEM WE'VE HAD IN OUR NATION FOR A LONG TIME

NOT JUST ADDRESSING ONE PART OF THE PROBLEM, BUT THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING, EDUCATION JUSTICE ATTORNEY, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE THANK YOU A GREAT GOVERNOR, GOVERNOR ABBOT

AND I BELIEVE WE'RE GOING TO WORK TOGETHER, AND WE'RE GOING TO SEE FREEDOM AND JUSTICE FOR ALL IN AMERICA THANK YOU, MR PRESIDENT >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH I APPRECIATE IT

THANK YOU VERY MUCH >> GREAT JOB YOU'RE DOING >> THANK YOU, MR PRESIDENT THANK YOU, PASTOR MORRIS

LIKE ANY OTHER TIME IN OUR NATION'S HISTORY, WE NEED GOD I'M PRAYING FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT TO PUT WORDS IN MY MOUTH NOW, AND OUR NATION TO HEAR ME WE NEED THE FEAR OF GOD MR PRESIDENT, YOU'RE THE ONLY REPUBLICAN I'VE EVER VOTED FOR

AND I WOULD JUST SAY THAT NOT TO MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD HONESTLY, THAT'S NOT MY GOAL I'M SAYING THAT BECAUSE YOU STOOD UP FOR THE WORD OF GOD AND AS BELIEVERS, AS THE CHURCH, WE HAVE TO PRAY FOR OUR PRESIDENT WHEN YOU RAISE THAT BIBLE UP AFTER THOSE FOLKS BURNED THAT CHURCH, WE ARE IN A SPIRITUAL WARFARE

WE CANNOT FIGHT THIS BATTLE WITH FLESH AND BLOOD WE CANNOT FIGHT THIS BATTLE WITH POLITICS YOU CANNOT POLITICIZE OPPRESSION I GREW UP RIGHT DOWN THE STREET I LOOKED A SKINHEAD IN THE EYE AT 13 YEARS OLD

MY BLACK FATHER WENT TO A KKK RALLY TO PROTECT ME I KNOW WHAT RACISM IS SO WHEN I HEAR WORDS GET THROWN OUT ABOUT WHITE SUPREMACISTS, IT EATS ME UP THAT'S NOT WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE I'M TELLING BLACK KIDS ACROSS AMERICA RIGHT NOW, WE ALWAYS HEAR WE DON'T HAVE BLACK LEADERS

LOOK AT THIS TABLE WE ARE NOT AS DIVIDE AS OUR POLITICS GET, BUT I TELL YOU WHAT THIS PRESIDENT — WHEN I WAS WALKING TO MY PRISONS — I'M BLESSED I TEACH IN PRISONS ACROSS OUR NATION

MEN, WHO ARE BROKEN, THE MOST BROKEN MEN IN OUR COUNTRY OUR BIBLE KEEPS THEM TO SERVE THOSE IN PRISON OUR BIBLE KEEPS US TO SERVE THE POOR WHEN I WALK INTO OUR CLASS, AND I SAID, "RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU'VE GOTTEN YOUR SENTENCE REDUCED," AND EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM RAISES THEIR HAND BUT YOU'RE BRAVE ENOUGH TO — WE HAVE A REAL ISSUE IN OUR COUNTRY, AND THE ROOT OF IT — THE ROOT OF IT IS FATHERLESSNESS

OUR KIDS DENT HAVE FATHERS YOU SAID IT EARLIER YOU TALKED ABOUT PULLING GOD OUT DO WE TALK ABOUT EDUCATION? WELL, 71% OF THOSE KIDS THAT DROP OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL DON'T HAVE A FATHER IN THE HOUSE WE TALK ABOUT CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

YOU'RE FIVE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO GO TO PRISON OR HAVE A RUN IN WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IF YOU DON'T HAVE A FATHER IN THE HOUSE WE TALK ABOUT HEALTH CARE YOU'RE FOUR TIMES MORE LIKELY TO LIVE IN POVERTY IF YOU DON'T HAVE A FATHER IN THE HOUSE, WHICH MEANS YOU'RE GOING TO BE SICKER WE DON'T HAVE TO KEEP LOOKING FOR THE PROBLEM WHEN WE SEE IT NOW IT'S TIME FOR AMERICANS OF ALL COLORS — I'M CALLING ON MY WHITE BROTHERS AND SISTERS

I'LL CALLING ON MY SPANISH BROTHERS AND SISTERS GET OUT OF YOUR BUBBLES GO INTO THE COMMUNITIES THAT ARE UNDERSERVED, AND LET'S DO WHAT JESUS TOLD US TO DO WE CAN BRIDGE THE GAP OF FATHERLESSNESS ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS GO OUT OF OUR BUBBLES, BRIDGE THE GAP WITH THE KIDS

TEACH THEM WHAT YOU TEACH THE KIDS WE ALL HAVE ROOM IN OUR HOME FOR A COUPLE LITTLE BOYS TO COME IN AND PLAY WITH OUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS LET'S BRIDGE THE GAP THROUGH LOVE, THROUGH CHRIST, AND THROUGH BEING WHAT WE ALL KNOW WE ARE, AND THAT'S ONE AMERICA GOD BLESS AMERICA >>> ANYBODY WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK, PLEASE? ANYBODY? WHO GOES AFTER THAT? >> MR PRESIDENT, I'D LIKE TO SPEAK MY NAME IS WILL DOUGLAS I'M THE OWNER — THANK YOU

I'M THE OWNER OF CARE PHARMACY GROUP IN TEXAS, AND I'M ALSO A REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE HERE IN TEXAS FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO THANK YOUR ADMINISTRATION, CONGRESS FOR GETTING THE PPP LOANS SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF MY PHARMACIES AS WELL AS A DOZEN OR SO OTHER PHARMACIES HERE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS THAT BENEFITED FROM THOSE, BECAUSE OF THE PPP LOANS, I WAS ABLE TO IN THE HAVE TO LET ANY OF MY EMPLOYEES GO IN FACT, I WAS ABLE TO HIRE ADDITIONAL EMPLOYEES, BECAUSE OUR BUSINESS MODEL HAD CHANGED OVERNIGHT NO LONGER COULD CUSTOMERS COME INTO OUR STORE

THEY WERE HAVING TO GO THROUGH THE DRIVE-THROUGH, WHICH CREATED A WHOLE LITANY OF OTHER — OF OTHER ISSUES SO FOR THAT, THANK YOU THE REASON WHY — THE REASON WHY I'M RUNNING FOR OFFICE IS BECAUSE, TO ME, CAPITALISM IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING CAPITALISM HAS CREATED THIS BACK TO SCHOOL CHON OF FREE-MARKET ENTERPRISE THAT WE HAVE IN TEXAS, WITH DALLAS BEING THE CROWN JEWEL AND I'M AFRAID THAT WE'RE GOING TO LOSE THAT SYSTEM, THAT LIFTS PEOPLE OUT OF POVERTY

I WAS ON A CALL WITH LEADERS IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY HERE IN DALLAS THE OTHER DAY, AND WITHIN OF THEM SAID SOMETHING TO ME THAT HAD STUCK OUT, OR THAT DID STUCK OUT, AND I CAN'T LET IT GO, AND THAT'S THAT — I THINK HE SAID IT WAS AN AFRICAN AMERICAN PROVERB, BUT THAT A CHILD THAT IS NOT EMBRACED BY THE VILLAGE WILL BURN THAT VILLAGE DOWN JUST TO FILL HIS WARMTH AS REPUBLICANS, WE HAVE TO FIND WAYS TO MAKE CAPITALISM EMBRACE THE PEOPLE THAT IT'S LEFT BEHIND, BECAUSE IF WE DON'T, THEN, NEXT TIME, IT WON'T JUST BE VILLAGES AND BUSINESSES THAT REMAIN BURNED DOWN IT WILL BE THE SYSTEM THAT HAS LIFTED SO MANY PEOPLE OUT OF POVERTY POVERTY >>> MR

PRESIDENT, I'LL BE SHORT I JUST US WITH GOING TO SAY, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP, AND I THINK THAT INFRASTRUCTURE THAT YOU PRESENTED TODAY IS BEGINNING HELP A LOT OF PEOPLE — IS GOING TO TOUCH BUSINESSES, LIKE WILLIAM IT'S GOING TO KEEP COMMUNITIES SAFE WITH THE PARTNERSHIP, WITH THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS AND THE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MINISTERS THAT WE HAVE AN ADVOCATE, LIKE JOHN PONDER AND JACK GRUER SO, OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS, I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THE WEALTH OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS YOU ARE BEGINNING ISSUE ON JUSTICE AND ON ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AS WELL AS LEGISLATIVE ACTS THAT WE'RE >> MR

PRESIDENT, THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY I AM HUMBLED TO BE HERE MY EXPERIENCE IS BASED ON SERVING A LARGE DEPARTMENT AND A SMALL DEPARTMENT I CAN TELL YOU THAT THERE SOME PHENOMENAL POLICE WORK BEING DONE OUT HERE ACROSS THE BOARD

BUT THERE'S ALSO INCONSISTENCIES IN OUR PROCEDURES, POLICIES, OR HIRING PRACTICES, THEIR TERMINATION PRACTICES, DISCIPLINARY PRACTICES, AND I STRONGLY SUPPORT THE NEED FOR STANDARDIZATION BASED ON BEST PRACTICES FOR ALL POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN OUR COUNTRY I THINK THE PRESIDENT FOR HIS FORESIGHT FOR MAKING THESE THINGS COME TO HAPPEN WE NEEDED WE ARE A COUNTRY OF VERY GOOD DEPARTMENTS BUT WE NEED TO BE A COUNTRY OF GREAT DEPARTMENTS

IN THIS MESSAGE TODAY IS ABOUT THE TRANSITION TO GREATNESS WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY IN THIS COUNTRY TO TRANSFORM THE FUTURE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT BUT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF DEDICATION TO PUBLIC SERVICE AT ALL TIMES AND AT ALL LEVELS PACIFICALLY, CONSISTENT POLICY ON USE OF FORCE, EVERY CHIEF WOULD BE IN SUPPORT OF THAT

MANDATORY PARTICIPATION IN A NATIONAL DATABASE, YES, IT NEEDS TO HAPPEN DEVELOPMENT OF STATEMENTS FOR DIPLO DISSIPATION, TERMINATION, NEEDS TO HAPPEN DEVELOPMENT OF A PUBLIC, A POLICE OFFICER DECERTIFICATION DATABASE, YES, WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO GET THOSE BAD APPLES OUT OF HER INDUSTRY SO IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN WE DO TO ENHANCE THE POLICE LEADERSHIP AND IT STARTS AT THE TOP

WE HAVE SOME GREAT LEADERS IN THIS COUNTRY WE CAN ALWAYS BE BETTER WE CAN ALWAYS CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE WE NEED TO IMPLEMENT, RECRUIT, HIRE AND PRACTICE IS DEDICATED TO HAVING LISTLESSLY PURSUING THE SERVICE OF NOT IN THE COMMUNITY BUT OUR COMMUNITY, UNITING US, NOT DIVIDING US AND UNDERSTAND WE COME FROM THE COMMUNITY, WE NEED TO ENHANCE THE ABILITY TO IMPLEMENT EFFECTIVE DISCIPLINE, WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE POLICIES THAT ESTABLISH A FRAMEWORK FOR A COMMUNITY POLICE ENGAGEMENT THAT POLICE OFFICERS SERVE, PROTECT, AND CONNECT, EVERYONE IN OUR COMMUNITY, SO WE ALL CAN BECOME BETTER WEEDY TRAINING

THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO DEFINED POLICE DEPARTMENTS TO DEFUND POLICE DEPARTMENTS WHEN AN ORGANIZATION OR BUSINESS IS STRUGGLING TO DO BETTER NOW WAS NOT THE TIME TO TAKE AWAY THOSE RESOURCES YOU HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE AND SET EXPECTATIONS AND YOU MANAGE SO THEY CAN BE BETTER THAT'S WHAT YOU DO

WE NEED MORE TRAINING WE NEED MORE SPECIFIC TRAINING THAT IS DEDICATED TO SERVICE OF THOSE THAT EVERYONE REACTS WITH ON A DAILY BASIS THOSE THAT ARE HOMELESS THOSE THAT SUFFER FROM MENTAL ILLNESS THOSE THAT NEED FOOD

WE NEED TO TRAIN TO BE ABLE TO CONNECT THIS PEOPLE WE INTERACT WITH WITH THOSE THAT CAN PROVIDE THE SERVICES THAT'S WHAT WE NEED IN THIS COUNTRY I WANT TO AND WITH THESE FEW THOUGHTS I HAVE A VERY SIMPLE SAYING TO MY OFFICERS THAT WE SERVE, PROTECT, AND CONNECT WENT TOGETHER IT IS BETTER

AND AS I LOOK AROUND THIS ROOM I KNOW THAT TOGETHER WE WILL BECOME BETTER AND WE WILL TAKE THIS COUNTRY TO GREAT LEVELS UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF DONALD TRUMP >> THANK YOU THANK YOU >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH SO IT'S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

WE WILL BE BACK WE WILL BE BACK AND I WANT TO THANK YOU, I'VE KNOWN YOU FOR A LONG TIME I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE AND SAID YOU ARE A SOURCE OF STRENGTH AND EVERYTHING ELSE I APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH >> OF I CAN ADD ONE LESS THING PLEASE

I'M TIRED OF PEOPLE BLAMING THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION AND OTHERS OF HER GENERATION, THESE PROBLEMS BEGAN MANY YEARS AGO AND, IT IS BEEN EXCITING TO ME, THE CHURCH BEGAN THE ABOLITIONIST MOVEMENT IT WAS THE CHURCH AND WHITES AND BLACKS WORKING TOGETHER, THAT STARTED THE NAACP THEY DID NOT HAVE A BLACK LEADER AT THE TIME IT WAS A CHURCH THAT LED THROUGH THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

I'M GOING TO OFFER YOU MY SUPPORT IN THESE LISTENING SESSIONS AND THAT THE CHURCH NEEDS TO COME TOGETHER, I BELIEVE WE CAN UNIFY BETTER THAN ANY GROUP AND WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU TO DO IS THE STRUCTURAL GUIDANCE THAT YOU ARE WORKING ON AND IT BROUGHT FORTH SOME AMAZING THINGS BUT I WANT TO AFFIRM THAT DEMOCRATS CAN'T KNEEL DOWN AND [ INDISCERNIBLE ], REPUBLICANS CAN TAKE SOME ONE-TIME ACT AND STOP THAT BUT I BELIEVE WE HAVE A MAN HERE WHO IS COURAGEOUS ENOUGH TO BEGIN SOMETHING TO STOP THIS, AND THAT WE ARE GOING TO HEAL I WEEP OVER THIS, I PRAY FOR YOU AS YOU KNOW, AND WE BELIEVE YOU'RE GOING TO GET IT RIGHT

AND ONE LESS THING I LOST MY WIFE A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO I FOUND OUT FROM DEALING WITH HER THAT SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO LISTEN, FEEL HER PAIN, IF YOU TRY TO FIX IT TOO EARLY, YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE A MISTAKE LISTENING SESSIONS, IT'S GOING TO GIVE THAT CATHARTIC PROCESS A CHANCE I DON'T WANT TO TAKE UP TOO MUCH TIME CANCER

BUT I WANT TO SAY THAT THE PEOPLE HERE, I CHALLENGE YOU CHRISTIANS, BLACK, WHITE, ASIAN, LET'S COME TOGETHER AND LET'S PROVIDE A SAFETY NET AND THEN WE WILL WORK WITH BUSINESS AND WE WILL WORK ALONG WITH THE ADMINISTRATION, WITHOUT SAYING FIX IT NOW FIX IT OUT BECAUSE IT DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY THANK YOU, SIR >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH

I APPRECIATED THANK YOU VERY MUCH THANK YOU VERY MUCH THANK YOU EVERYBODY >> [ CHEERING ] >> [ APPLAUSE ] ♪ ♪ >> SHE HAS A VERY LATEST HEADLINES FROM NBC NEWS

COM, I KNOW YOU HAVE A LOT TAKE AWAY THANK YOU, WE ARE STARTING WITH A QUICK MARKET UPDATE, WAS IN 1800 POINTS TODAY NEARLY 7%, THERE WERE STAY SINCE MARCH UNCONCERNED ABOUT A SURGE OF NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES AS SOME STATES REOPEN NOW, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FACING BACKLASH FOR HOLDING A CAMPAIGN RALLY ON DUTY THE DAY MARKING, THE OUTSIDE OF ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S DEADLIEST ACTS OF RACIAL VIOLENCE DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSWOMAN FROM CALIFORNIA CALLED IT A QUOTE SLAP IN THE FACE TO BLACK PEOPLE ANOTHER DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKER CALLED IT A WORK OF RACISM MEANWHILE, WHITE HOUSE PROSECUTOR SAID IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

>>> NANCY PELOSI IS DEMANDING THE RENAMING OF CERTAIN MILITARY BASES AS WELL AS THE REMOVAL OF CONFEDERATE STATUES FROM THE CAPITAL BUILDING >> THE AMERICAN PEOPLE KNOW THESE NAMES HAVE TO GO THESE NAMES ARE WHITE SUPREMACISTS THAT SAID TERRIBLE THINGS ABOUT OUR COUNTRY, THIS IS OVER 100 YEARS AGO AFTER WORLD WAR II SOME OF THESE NAMES WERE GIVEN TO THE SPACES LISTEN TO WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY SAID

AND THEN YOU HAD THE PRESIDENT MAKE A CASE AS TO WHY THEY SHOULD BE NAMED FOR THEM HE SEEMS TO BE THE ONLY PERSON LEFT WHO DOES NOT GET IT >> PRESIDENT TRUMP EARLY THIS WEEK SAID HE WOULD NOT EVEN CONSIDER RENAMING THE BASES, BUT THE SERVICES COMMITTEE WHICH IS REPUBLICAN-LED TODAY APPROVED A PROPOSAL TO CREATE A COMMISSION TO CHANGE THE NAMES IN THE NEXT THREE YEARS FOR JOE BIDEN PROPOSALS FOR HOW TO THE ECONOMY AMID THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, AND ALSO SHARPLY CRITICIZED THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S RESPONSE TO THE VIRUS SO FAR TAKE A QUICK LISTEN

SPECTRUM IS BASICALLY HAD A ONE POINT PLAN, OPEN BUSINESSES JUST OPEN THEM HE DOES NOTHING TO KEEP WORKERS SAFE AND KEEP BUSINESSES ABLE TO STAY OPEN AND SECONDLY, IT IS DONE VERY LITTLE TO UNITE CONSUMER CONFIDENCE

SPECULATIONS TOP MILITARY GENERAL APOLOGIZED FOR BEING IN PRESIDENT'S CONTROVERSIAL PHOTO OP LAST WEEK, HERE'S THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF >> I SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN THERE MY PRESENCE IN THAT MOMENT IN THAT ENVIRONMENT CREATED A PERCEPTION THAT THE MILITARY WAS INVOLVED IN DOMESTIC POLITICS >> THOSE OF THE LATEST HEADLINES FOR THIS HOUR, LOTS OF UPDATES THERE BACK TO YOU

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP TALKING ABOUT POLICE REFORM AT A ROUNDTABLE WITH STAKEHOLDERS >> WE MUST INVEST MORE ENERGY AND RESOURCES IN POLICE TRAINING AND RECRUITING AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, WE HAVE TO RESPECT OUR POLICE AND TAKE CARE FOR POLICE, THEY ARE PROTECTING US THEY ARE ALLOWED TO DO THEIR JOB SO DO A GREAT JOB AND THEY ALWAYS HAVE A BAD HAPPEL MATTER WHERE YOU GO YOU HAVE BAD APPLES

THERE ARE NOT TOO MANY OF THEM I CAN TELL YOU THERE ARE NOT TOO MANY OF THEM IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT >> MONICA, TELL US MORE ABOUT THIS TODAY >> Reporter: THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT ROUNDTABLE GOING ON STILL RIGHT NOW, THAT'S BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT IS SAYING THE WHITE HOUSE IS WORKING TO FINALIZE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT WOULD DEAL WITH POLICING THIS IS THE FIRST CONCRETE ACTION WE HAVE HEARD FROM THE WHITE HOUSE AND THAT IS NOT FINALIZED OR SIGNED YET SO IN THE TIME BETWEEN NOW AND THEN AND WHEN THAT COULD CHANGE THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT ANNOUNCEMENT IN THAT IT DEALS WITH POLICE BRUTALITY

THE USE OF FORCE WE'RE NOT SURE WHAT IS CONTAINED IN THAT THIS COMES AT A ROUNDTABLE WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, WITH STATE LEADERS, AND BY MY SHOULDER BEHIND ME, WE ALSO HAVE SEVERAL HUNDRED BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTERS HAVE COME OUT TO MAKE THEIR FEELINGS KNOWN ABOUT THE PRESIDENT AND YOU ALSO HAVE THE PRESIDENT'S OWN SUPPORTERS WHO WERE HERE AND WE SEEN SOME CONFRONTATIONS BUT SO FAR EVERYTHING IS PEACEFUL, AT LEAST FOR THE MOMENT THE OTHER DUES OUT OF THIS ROUNDTABLE IS THAT THE PRESIDENT IS ADJUSTING HE COULD TAKE MORE ACTION THAN JUST LEAVING UNILATERAL EXECUTIVE ONES, HE THINK HE WANTS TO WORK WITH LAWMAKERS ON CAPITOL HILL, WE HAVE SEEN THE WHITE HOUSE SAY THE PRESIDENT, WHAT DEMOCRATS HAVE PUT FORWARD, BUT REPUBLICANS ARE COMING TO THE TABLE TO SEE WHAT PACKAGE THEY WORK AND HOPEFULLY A BIPARTISAN BILL COMES TOGETHER THAT WOULD HAVE THE PRESIDENT'S BLESSING >> THE PRESIDENT TALKING A BIT ABOUT PROTESTERS IN SEATTLE TODAY, EARLIER Q1 AFTER THE MY TWITTER TWITTY, QUICK, UGLY ANARCHISTS MUST BE STOPPED IMMEDIATELY, HE CALLED ON WASHINGTON'S GOVERNOR AND SEATTLE'S MAYOR TO QUOTE TAKE BACK YOUR CITY NOW WHAT IS THE WHITE HOUSE THING ABOUT THIS? >> YOU SEEN THE PRESIDENT GO AFTER MOSTLY DEMOCRATIC GOVERNORS LIKE JAY INSLEE, IN WASHINGTON

TO TRY TO CONTINUE THIS LAW AND ORDER MESSAGE FOR WEEKS NOW THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN A BIT MORE FOCUSED ON THOSE EXTREME PROTESTERS, YOU MAY REMEMBER A WEEK AGO HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO DESIGNATE ANTIFA A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION WHICH NEVER CAME TO PASS BECAUSE THERE IS NOT LEGAL AUTHORITY FOR THAT TO HAPPEN BUT YOU CAN SEE THAT THAT'S WITH THE ATTENTION AND FOCUS IS WANTING TO MAKE THAT THE STORY AS OPPOSED TO THE MANY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IT'S THE PEACEFUL PROTESTERS THAT TOOK TO THE STREETS IN THE WEEKS OF THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD SPECIFICALLY IN THE BATTLE WITH SEATTLE THE PRESIDENT WAS TWEETING OVERNIGHT AND PUTTING MORE EMPHASIS ON WHAT HE SEES AS A FRINGE ELEMENT TO THIS

SPECK OF THE PRESIDENT ALSO ANNOUNCED HIS FIRST CAMPAIGN RALLY OF THE CORONAVIRUS ERA, IT WOULD BE ON JUNE 19, AND TULSA, OKLAHOMA, TO THE SIDE OF THE DEADLIEST RACE RIOTS IN US HISTORY, IT'S THE DATA COMMEMORATES THE END OF SLAVERY, WHY CHOOSE THIS DATE IN THIS LOCATION DURING A NATIONWIDE MOVEMENT AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE, WE HAVE AN INSIDE? FOR REALLY SIGNIFICANT DATE AND LOCATION, WE JUST CONFIRMED THAT THAT RALLY IS GOING FORWARD, THE PRESIDENT HAD SUGGESTED, THE CAMPAIGN IS MAKING OFFICIAL, WE LEARNED IT'S GOING TO TAKE PLACE INSIDE A GIANT ARENA THAT CAN HOLD AS MANY AS 19,000 PEOPLE SO IN THIS AGE OF A PANDEMIC, SO BRIDGING ON, FASCINATING AND WILD TO THINK ABOUT THAT MANY PEOPLE POTENTIALLY COMING TOGETHER, WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES WILL BECOME WE DON'T KNOW WHETHER PEOPLE WOULD BE MAKES VERY PLACEMATS ARE NOT ON THE ISSUE OF THE DATE, THE CAMPAIGN DEFENDED HIS CHOICE SAYING REPUBLICAN STAND WITH AND HONOR THE SIGNIFICANCE AND IMPORTANCE OF THAT DATE, MEANTIME DEMOCRATS COMING OUT AND CLAIMING THE MOVE, CALLING IT INAPPROPRIATE, CALLING IT COMPLETELY OUT OF SYNC AND TOUCH WITH WHAT'S GOING ON IN THIS MOMENT IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

THE PRESIDENT HOWEVER IS ITCHING TO GET BACK ON THE TRAIL AND THAT'S WHY HE IS HERE IN DALLAS TONIGHT, HE WILL HOLD A MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR FUNDRAISER AT A PRIVATE HOME THIS EVENING FOR HIS REELECTION CAMPAIGN >> THANK YOU SO MUCH POLICE STARTING TO CHANGE POLICIES AFTER TWO WEEKS OF NATIONWIDE PROTESTS AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY IN MINNEAPOLIS WHERE GEORGE FLOYD DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY, THE POLICE CHIEF IS PULLING OUT OF NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE UNION, AND LOUISVILLE RIHANNA WAS KILLED IN HER OWN APARTMENT, THE CITY COUNCIL VOTING ON DOING AWAY WITH MOST KNOW NOT ONCE IS A DIRECTOR OF THE BLACK LAW ENFORCEMENT ALLIANCE, THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US TODAY

WE HAVE SEEN INDIVIDUAL CITY STARTING TO MAKE CHANGES, BUT WHAT ELSE NEEDS TO HAPPEN ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL >> I THINK THE FEDERAL LEVEL, NEEDS TO INITIATE A NATIONAL MOVEMENT TO REFORM, THAT NEEDS TO BE CLEAR, NATIONAL STANDARDS, THE POLICE OPERATE UNDER, AND WELL-DEFINED STANDARDS SO THAT THERE IS NO MISMATCH, ONE STATE OR ONE JURISDICTION A CERTAIN WAY, TO PLEASE, A MORE UNIVERSAL APPROACH TO POLICING >> CRITICS OF FEDERAL FORM SAY IT IS HARD TO APPLY A ONE-SIZE- FITS-ALL POLICY BECAUSE DIFFERENT POLICE DEPARTMENTS NEED TO OPERATE DIFFERENTLY BASED ON THEIR CITIES WHEN YOU SAY THAT? >> IT IS HARD BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE I THINK WHAT WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT, IN ALL PROFESSIONS THERE ARE CERTAIN STANDARDS

THERE ARE MODES OF OPERATION THAT HAVE TO APPLY THAT JUST MAKES IT MORE SEAMLESS AND MORE EQUITABLE AND ALSO IT RAISES THE LEVEL OF CONFORMITY OF PROFESSIONAL POLICE OFFICERS THE LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE

>> NANCY PELOSI TALKED ABOUT POLICING TODAY SAYING THEY WANT TO BE PART OF POLICE REFORM, UNIONS HAVE BEEN CRITICIZED AS A BARRIER TO REFORM, WHAT IS YOUR TAKE YOUR? ARE THEY? >> THE POLICE UNIONS WILL BE IN THE WAY BUT I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT MANY WOMEN ON THE STREET, THEY WERE, THE MINUTE WINDOW ON THE STREET WHO CAME INTO THIS JOB, IDEALISTIC, THEY ARE ON BOARD FOR REFORM THEY UNDERSTAND THE NEED FOR REFORM THERE WILL BE REFORMS, ARE YOU GOING TO BE TAKEN OVER BY THEN >> I LIKE TO GET YOUR PERSPECTIVE ON ANTI-POLICE SENTIMENT, WHAT ARE YOU HEARING FROM THE OFFICERS ABOUT THE CURRENT SENTIMENT IN OUR COUNTRY DROBOT FORESMAN? WHAT ARE THEY TELLING YOU? WHAT ARE THEIR CONCERNS? WHAT KIND OF CONVERSATIONS ARE YOU HAVING? >> THE CONVERSATIONS I'M HAVING, WITH A WIDE RANGE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS, DEALING WITH THE UNIONS, THEIR PROMOTING THE IDEA THAT THERE'S AN ALARMIST AMOUNT OF ANTI- POLICE SENTIMENT OUT THERE

IS BEEN SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASED OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS, THE REALITY OF IT IS POLICE WORK IS DANGEROUS, THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO AGREED TO DO THIS PROFESSION DUSSAULT AWARE THAT CERTAIN THINGS ARE INHERENT IN THE PROFESSION AND THEY ARE WILLING TO TAKE THAT RESPONSIBILITY AND THEY ALSO UNDERSTAND QUITE CLEARLY THAT THINGS CHANGE AND THIS IS ABOUT THE PROFESSION, IT'S HONORABLE PROFESSION, TO BE RESPECTED AND HAVE ESTABLISHED GREAT COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS, THERE HAS TO BE SOME CHANGES THE MEN AND WOMEN ON THE STREET ARE OPEN TO THE IDEAS AND OF REFORM, >> THINK SO MUCH WE APPRECIATE IT

>> THANK YOU THE CORONAVIRUS CASES TOPPING 2 MILLION IN THE UNITED STATES, MORE THAN 20 STATES SEEING A SPIKE IN INFECTIONS WITH SOME DEALING WITH RECORD HOSPITALIZATIONS DR CHILDREN'S WE NOW AND DR PATEL, IS A SPIKE ALARMING? ESPECIALLY THAT VERIZON HOSPITALIZATIONS? WAS THIS SOMETHING YOU WERE EXPECTING WHEN THE COUNTRY REOPEN

>> IS SOMETHING WE WERE WORRIED ABOUT, AS A COUNTRY REOPEN CERTAINLY, THE HOSPITALIZATION RATES, AND IS VERY CONCERNING BECAUSE THIS COULD BE A SECOND WAVE WHICH WE HOPE IT IS NOT >> THE DIRECTOR OF THE HARVARD GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE IS PREDICTING 200,000 DEATHS BY SEPTEMBER WHAT IS YOUR TAKE THERE? >> WHAT THE INSTITUTE IS DONE IS LOOKED AT THE NUMBERS, AND LOOKED AT THE DEATHS WE ARE HAVING, ON ANY GIVEN DAY, SEVERAL HUNDREDS OF DEATHS

IF YOU HAVE 25, 30,000 NEW CASES PER DAY, WHICH IS A RATE WE ARE SEEING NOW, AND YOU JUST DO THE MATH, IT GETS A LITTLE WORSE EACH DAY, YOU GET TO ABOUT 200,000 DEATHS, AND RIGHT NOW, EVIDENCE TODAY, COVID IS THE NUMBER ONE KILLER IN THE UNITED STATES AS THE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO INCREASE, THERE'S MORE STRESS ON AN ALREADY STRESSED COUNTRY >> STEVEN MNUCHIN SAYS WE CANNOT SHUT DOWN THE ECONOMY AGAIN HOW DO WE CONTAIN THE CORONAVIRUS AND PREVENT A SECOND WAVE? OR A FUTURE WAVE? WITHOUT SHUTTING THINGS DOWN? >> IT'S A GREAT QUESTION AND HONESTLY IT TROUBLES ME THAT PEOPLE SAY HEALTH VERSUS THE ECONOMY WE DON'T WANT TO SHUT THE ECONOMY DOWN, BUT REALLY, NUMBER ONE, WE NEED SOME FEDERAL HEALTH LEADERSHIP

WE NEED SOME ACTUAL CLARITY ON HOW BUSINESSES CAN OPEN, AND BE SAFE WHAT WE KNOW, WE DON'T KNOW WHY WE ARE SEEING THE SPIKES AND CASES, BUT IT IS NOT HELPING THE PEOPLE NOT WEARING MASKS, WE ARE SEEING A LOT OF RESTAURANTS THAT DON'T HAVE SOCIAL DISTANCING, IT IS POSSIBLE TO REOPEN THE ECONOMY BUT DO IT WHILE PROTECTING HEALTH WE NEED LEADERSHIP AT THE TOP AND WE NEED TO HELP BUSINESSES HAVE GUIDANCE AND RESOURCES SO THEY CAN OPEN SAFELY AND PEOPLE COMING IN THE DOORS LIKE YOU AND ME AND MY FAMILY, FEEL SAFE AND PROTECTED >> DR PATEL YOU MENTIONED THAT GUIDANCE, THAT LEADERSHIP FROM THE TOP, ON A FEDERAL LEVEL

WE HAVE NOT HEARD FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TASK FORCE IN SEVERAL WEEKS, WHAT DO YOU THINK THE PUBLIC HEALTH MESSAGING SHOULD BE, WHAT DO YOU THINK PEOPLE SHOULD BE HEARING ANDY TO BE HEARING RIGHT NOW? SO THEY CAN MAKE THE SMART DECISIONS >> GREAT, HERE'S WHAT I'VE BEEN SAYING TO MY OWN COMMUNITY ROTAVIRUS IS INCREDIBLY, YOU TALK ABOUT, YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND YOUR CITY AND YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND WE NEED TO ALSO HELP BUSINESSES HAVE, THE AIRLINES, RESTAURANTS, TANKS, WE NEED TO HELP SHOW THEM HOW THEY CAN KEEP THEIR BUSINESS OPEN, ONE- WAY ISLES, HAND SANITIZER STATIONS, HAVING LITTLE MARKS ON THE FLOOR TO SHOW YOU WHERE 6 FEET IS, HANDING OUT MASKS BECAUSE SHE MAY NOT HAVE THE RESOURCES TO GET THE RIGHT MASS FOR YOUR FAMILY, WE NEED HEALTH OFFICIALS TO SPEND TIME LOCALLY, AND IT SHOULD BE THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR HELPING SMALL BUSINESSES, OSHA, WE NEED EVERYBODY, TREASURY, HOUSING, WE NEED THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO HELP WITH SAFETY TIPS SO EVERY CHILD GOING TO SCHOOL HAS A BACKPACK HOW TO KEEP THEMSELVES SAFE AND HOW THEY COULD GO HOME TO THEIR FAMILIES AND STAY HEALTHY

AND WE CAN DO THAT BUT WE HAVE TO TAKE IT SERIOUSLY, AND WITH THE LEADERSHIP AT ALL LEVELS STARTING AT THE TOP >> DR PATEL, GREAT EXPERTISE AND ADVICE ALWAYS THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US TODAY >> WEEKLY JOBLESS CLAIMS ARE DOWN FOR THE 10th STRAIGHT WEEK BUT THE NUMBERS ARE STILL ASTOUNDING

15 MILLION AMERICANS FILE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT LAST WEEK THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, WE TAKE A CLOSER LOOK >> Reporter: PEOPLE FOUND FRONT APPOINTMENT, ABOVE 44 BILLION IN THE LAST 12 WEEKS IT IS A HUGE NUMBER

HISTORICALLY OR ANYWAY YOU LOOK AT IT THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT NUMBER IS DECLINING IT TELLS US AT THE BEGINNING OF THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDER WE SOUGHT MASSIVE LAYOFFS AND WHILE IT IS STILL HAPPENING, IT IS SLOWING DOWN HOWEVER WHEN THE PRESIDENT AND ANYONE ELSE SAYS WE ARE OUT OF THE WOODS, WE ARE NOT

IT IS STILL NOT COMPLETELY OPEN WHAT YOU ARE SEEING IN UNEMPLOYMENT, AND THESE BIG NUMBERS, AND PEOPLE NOT RACING BACK TO WORK IT'S A REMINDER WE ARE NOT JUST FLIPPING A SWITCH AND GETTING OURSELVES BACK TO JANUARY WE ARE NOT GOING TO GET THERE FOR QUITE SOME TIME THE OTHER THING TO NOTICE IS THE STOCK MARKET

FOR DAYS AND WEEKS WE'VE BEEN SAYING WHY ON EARTH IS THE STOCK MARKET THIS DISCONNECTED FROM THE REGULAR ECONOMY? TODAY WHEN THE FLETCHER SAYS WE ARE GOING TO LEAVE RATES LOW, THAT THE SIGNAL THAT THINGS ARE NOT STABLE THE TREASURY SECRETARY SAYS INDUSTRIES LIKE TRAVEL, LEISURE, RETAIL ARE STILL HURTING AND WE KNOW 100,000 SMALL BUSINESSES, ALL OF THE SICKNESS TELL US THAT WHILE WE ARE ARE IMPROVING AND WE ARE GETTING OUT OF THE DARKEST PLACE, WE ARE CERTAINLY NOT OUT OF THE WAY NOT BY A LONG SHOT >> A TERRIBLE DAY TODAY, THE DOW PUTTING UP ITS WORST DAY THAT THE CORONAVIRUS IN MARK, DUMPING MORE THAN 1800 POINTS, THE SILVER LINING, WE GET TO SEE DAVID TO TELL US WHAT HAPPENED ON WALL STREET TODAY

WE ONLY SEE YOU WHEN THERE'S REALLY BAD NEWS SO THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TO KIND OF BE THE BEARER OF BAD NEWS WHAT RATTLED INVESTORS SO STRONGLY TODAY? >> THAT JOBS REPORT, 15 ONLY PEOPLE FILE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, AN ASTONISHING HIGH NUMBER

AND WHAT WE HEARD FROM THE FED CHAIRMAN, ISSUING THAT STATEMENT FROM THE FEDERAL RESERVE POLICYMAKERS SAYING THEY INTEND TO KEEP RATES LOW FOR A LONG TIME AND THINKING ABOUT IT, THE UNCERTAINTY SURROUNDING THE ECONOMY, AROUND THE LABOR MARKET IN PARTICULAR WHAT SHOULD WE MAKE OF THAT JOBS REPORT? THE MAY JOBS REPORT? THAT WAS IN, THE PREDICTIONS WE WERE GOING TO SEE SO MANY JOBS LOST HE SAID BE CAUTIOUS, IT'S A GOOD THING WE ADDED THOSE 25 MILLION JOBS, BUT RIGHT NOW WE HAVE TO TREAT THAT AS AN OUTLIER, IT WOULD BE GREAT THAT IN SUBSEQUENT MONTHS, FOLKS ARE COMING BACK INTO THE LABOR FORCE, WE CAN'T COMMIT TO THAT YET

WAS HE STRUGGLING WITH IS I WATCH THAT PRESS CONFERENCE, HE'S LEARNED SO MUCH FROM 2008 AND 2000 ABOUT HOW QUICKLY WE NEED TO MOVE THE FITTEST DONE THAT, IT'S MARSHALED A LOT OF NEW TOOLS, BUT CAN'T TELL CONGRESS WHAT TO DO GIVING ADVICE, BUT INDICATING IN A SENSE THAT WE NEED SUPPORT >> SOME GENTLE NUDGING THERE WE HAVE SEEN MARKETS GO ON A TEAR LATELY

THEY WERE RECOVERING STRONGLY FROM THAT INITIAL CORONAVIRUS PROBLEM A LOT OF PEOPLE BEEN WONDERING WHY WALL STREET HAS NOT BEEN REQUESTING, ESPECIALLY WITH PROTEST, BUSINESSES ARE GOING TO COME BACK FROM THE CORONAVIRUS SHUTDOWN, WHY HAVEN'T STOCK PRICES REFLECTED THE STRUGGLES? >> THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION THE FED CHAIR FACE QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT YESTERDAY THE EFFORT IS MADE TO HELP THE MARKET THE PRODUCT TO THE OPTIMISM WE HEAR FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, FROM POLITICIANS, YOU SEE STATES OPENING UP FOR TRYING TO OPEN UP

FOR A WELL, THERE'S BEEN A SENSE OF, BUT LOOK AT EPIDEMIOLOGY, WHAT WE ARE LEARNING FROM PUBLIC OUTBREAKS 21 STATES IS SEEN AN UPTICK IN CASES OF COVID-19 THERE IS A REAL FEAR THAT THE FIRST WAVE HAS ENDED, WE ARE ENTERING A SECOND WAVE, THERE'S A REAL FEAR THAT THAT CAN HAVE A HUGE EFFECT ON THE ECONOMY I ASKED ABOUT THAT IN THE PRESS CONFERENCE AND SAID HOW WORRIED ABOUT THIS ARE YOU? IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A NATIONAL THING, IF YOU HAVE SOME PARTS OF THE US

ECONOMY, SOME STATES, HAVING TO DO WITH THAT, THAT WILL REGISTER WITH CONSUMERS WHO WILL LOSE CONFIDENCE IN THE ECONOMY GENERALLY IN CERTAIN PARTS OF THE ECONOMY, TRAVEL, LEISURE, THAT CONFIDENCE WILL GROW I THINK THAT'S WHAT YOU ARE SEEING IN THE MARKETS THIS BLIND OPTIMISM ABOUT THINGS RETURNING TO NORMAL, IN LIGHT OF WHAT LAWMAKERS HAVE DONE, THE FED IS DONE, GOVERNORS AND MAYORS, FUNDAMENTALLY THIS IS STILL ABOUT DEFEATING THIS PANDEMIC IS NOT GOING TO RESULT IN THE ECONOMY REBOUNDING COMPLETELY >> WE HEARD FROM STEVE MNUCHIN THIS WEEK OFF YESTERDAY HE TOLD THE SENATE SMALL BUSINESS COMMITTEE THAT THE ECONOMY WILL NEED MORE STIMULUS TO FULLY RECOVER, J POWELL ECHOING THAT AS WELL

WE ARE HEARING THE WHITE HOUSE AND REPUBLICANS MIGHT NOT BE PLANNING TO NEGOTIATE THE NEXT RELIEF PACKAGE UNTIL THE END OF JULY THE BIG QUESTION, YOU HAVE TO WONDER WHERE THAT LEAVES MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WHOSE UNAPPOINTED BENEFITS COULD RUN OUT ON JULY 31 WITHOUT AN EXTENSION FROM THE GOVERNMENT? >> WE ARE REACHING A REAL CRISIS POINT AND YOU LOOK AT THE JOBS REPORT WE GOT TODAY, IT'S THAT TOP LINE FIGURE, 15 MILLION FOLKS WHO FILE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT FOR THE FIRST TIME AND THOSE WHO FELT HER PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT, FOR A LOT OF FOLKS, THERE'S A NEED FOR SOMETHING TO HAPPEN I BEEN LISTENING TO WHAT WE'VE BEEN HEARING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, WITH WHOM I BE WILLING TO DO, DEMOCRATS, THE HOSPITAL WAS PASSED, INDICATING THE WHAT TO GO BIGGER, THE TRILLION DOLLAR DEAL, AS YOU SAY, IT'S LIKE CLASSIC WASHINGTON, THERE SUCH A NEED FOR URGENCY AND THERE'S NO REAL SENSE THAT ON THE POLICYMAKING SIDE THAT WILL HAPPEN JULY, WAY TO THE END OF THE SUMMER, WE SAW THAT MAY JOBS REPORT THERE WILL BE A LOT OF PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHO ARE GOING TO BE SO PATHETIC TO THAT

WHO STILL FEEL A REAL SENSE OF URGENCY I MENTIONED A WHILE AGO, HOW THE FED CHAIR, HE SPEAKS WITH THE URGENCY ABOUT THIS LAWMAKERS ARE DOING SO MUCH SO QUICKLY, THE HALF PAST $3 TRILLION WORTH OF STIMULUS, BUT I THINK, THEY WANT THAT TO CONTINUE, THAT URGENCY CUT ACROSS THE BOARD WHEN IT COMES TO THIS RESPONSE THAT'S TRUE OF A LOT OF POLITICIANS, I THINK THE REAL FEAR WHEN IT COMES TO WHITE MIGHT HAVE AFFECTED THAT MAY JOBS REPORT, WHICH MAY OR NOT BE OUTLIER IS GOING TO BE, POLICYMAKERS, PARTICULARLY REPUBLICANS, LET'S HOLD OFF HAD A GOOD JOBS REPORT

LET'S WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE WE DON'T HAVE TO GO FULL SPEED AHEAD >> I KNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF AMERICANS AT HOME THINKING YES YOU DO, I STILL NEED HELP WE WILL HAVE TO SEE HOW THAT GOES WAS GREAT TO HAVE YOU ON

EVEN IF IT'S A TERRIBLE DAY ON THE MARKET WONDERFUL TO SEE YOU >> THANKS >> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS

>> OF THE WANT TO GO BACK TO THE JOBS TY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE PROTECTED >> LIVE COPY DAY STARTING AT 6 PM EASTERN LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT SIX PM EASTERN

LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6 PM EASTERN 6 AM EASTERN THAT WERE MOVING INTO UNCHARTED TERRITORY, THE ENORMOUS CHALLENGE OF REOPENING THE COUNTRY >> NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH OSTERHOLT WITH LESTER HOLT

♪♪ >> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> EXPECT TO SEE MORE CASES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES >> LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6 AM EASTERN >> TODAY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CALLING IN A PANDEMIC >> NONE OF US IS UNAFFECTED

>> COMING IN NOVEMBER, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE VOTING >> I HAVE TO PLAN A FUNERAL I WAS IS GOING TO WORK? >> PREPARED FOR GIVING BIRTH AN EPIDEMIC >> THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO KEEP OUR SPIRITS UP >> JOIN ME AS WE GO INTO AMERICA EVERYDAY PEOPLE GRAPPLING WITH THE ISSUES OF OUR TIME >> ASSURED SACRIFICE, WE ARE CALLED TO STEP UP

WE HOPE YOU WILL CONTINUE TO STAY INFORMED AND STAY ENGAGED AS WE FOLLOW THIS JOURNEY TOGETHER I'M LESTER HOLT AND FOR ALL MY COLLEAGUES AT ABC NEWS TAKE CARE >> THE TOUGH QUESTIONS >> ASKING FOR ACCOUNTABILITY >> RESPIRATORS AND VENTILATORS, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAVE A STEPPED OF >> NAVIGATING THROUGH NORMAL AMERICA

THAT SUNDAY, IT IS WITH THE PRESS >> EPIDEMIC THAT HAS TURNED OUR WORLD UPSIDE DOWN THE STORY CHANGES HOURLY >> MORE STATES ARE DOING A SLOW, LIFTING THOSE STAY-AT- HOME ORDERS EVEN WITH LESS THAN 2% OF OUR NATION, IT'S THE 11th HOUR >> NEW VIDEOS OF POLICE BRUTALITY SPREAD QUICKLY ACROSS SOCIAL MEDIA

WE LOOK AT HOW THIS EVIDENCE IS BEING USED TO HOLD POLICE ACCOUNTABLE >> ON JUNE 4 A 75-YEAR-OLD PROTESTER APPROACHED A GROUP OF POLICE OFFICERS DURING A DEMONSTRATION FOR GEORGE FLOYD IN BUFFALO, NEW YORK THINGS ESCALATED QUICKLY WHEN TWO OFFICERS SHUT THE PROTESTER TO THE GROUND HE HAD A HEAD INJURY IS STILL RECOVERING THE VIDEO IS A STRIKING EXAMPLE OF POLICE VIOLENCE CAPTURED ON CAMERA

PROTESTERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, WANT JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD BUT THIS IS NOT LIMITED TO ONE POLICE DEPARTMENT OR ONE CITY VIDEOS HAVE BEEN SPLATTERED ACROSS SOCIAL MEDIA THE QUESTION IS HOW IS LAW ENFORCEMENT, IN THE BUFFALO CASE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT SUSPENDED THE TWO OFFICERS WITHOUT PAY WHO WERE THEN CHARGED

BOTH PLEADED NOT GUILTY IN PHILADELPHIA, A SIMILAR CONSEQUENCES AFTER VIDEO SHOWED HIM, NOW THE OFFICER FACES MULTIPLE CHARGES RANGE FROM AGGRAVATED ASSAULT TO RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT OF ANOTHER PERSON HE RECEIVED 10 STAPLES AND 10 STITCHES FOR AHEAD WHEN FOR HE HAD ONE WE DO NOT CONDONE THE CRIMINAL ACTS OF ANY PERSON

THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY DOES IN FACT HOLD PEOPLE WHO AND OTHERS ACCOUNTABLE FOLLOWING INCIDENT IN ATLANTA, THE BODY CAMERA SHOWS OFFICERS BEATING TWO COLLEGE STUDENTS IN THEIR CARS AND FORCEFULLY ARRESTING THEM AFTER THEY ALLEGEDLY DID NOT FOLLOW ORDERS TO LEAVE THE VEHICLE >> SKIN CREAM >> SOMETHING LIKE THAT, WE THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO DIE IN THAT CAR >> THE TWO OFFICERS, AND ADMINISTERED TO LEAVE WHILE INVESTIGATION OCCURS

>> NBC REPORTERS, PLEASE ADVANCE AGGRESSIVELY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP'S WALK POLICE ADVANCED AGGRESSIVELY TO CLEAR THE AREA FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP'S WALK THE FIRED BULLETS AT A LOCAL NBC CREW, WHICH IS PENDING AN INVESTIGATION MAY 30 APPEARS TO SHOW OFFICERS DRIVING INTO A CROWD OF PROTESTERS

>> IN THE VIDEO I WOULD DESCRIBE IT WAS MAX BACK ANOTHER OFFICER IS FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES, SHOWING HIM SHOVING A PROTESTER TO THE GROUND THAT BEING SAID OTHER ARE STILL A MYSTERY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IN AUSTIN, TEXAS HAS NOT IDENTIFIED THE, WHO CRITICALLY WOUNDED JUSTIN HOW ACCORDING TO THE BATTALION THE 20-YEAR-OLD STUDENT REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITION, THERE ARE MULTIPLE INVESTIGATIONS UNDERWAY RELATED TO PEOPLE WHO WERE SHOT OVER THE WEEKEND >> THE POLICE CHIEF ANNOUNCED BE BACKGROUNDS WOULD NO LONGER BE USED IN CROWD SITUATIONS

THE WELL A VIDEO FOR MAY 30 SHOWS MULTIPLE LAPD OFFICERS BEATING DEMONSTRATORS WITH BATONS WE DON'T KNOW WHAT TOOK PLACE, LAPD SO THEY RECEIVE THEY DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION BUT SOME PROTESTS HAVE LED TO DANGEROUS SITUATIONS FOR WHAT OFFICERS AND DEMONSTRATORS THERE ARE SEVERAL OTHER VIDEOS OF ALLEGED LEASE VIOLENCE THAT WE DID NOT MENTION HERE

AND SOME OF THESE CLASHES REMAIN UNSOLVED, MANY POLICE DEPARTMENTS TAKING THE TIME TO REVIEW THE FOOTAGE WE THINK YOUR EXAMPLES OF POLICE VIOLENCE, CAMERA WITH THE LAST FEW DAYS, ALONG WITH, FEWER INCIDENTS OF VIOLENCE, THIS CAPTIVATED THE NATION AND LED TO THE CHARGES OF FOUR POLICE OFFICERS IN MINNEAPOLIS IN ITS WAKE RECORDED MOMENTS OF POLICE VIOLENCE HAVE LED TO MORE ACCOUNTABILITY AND MORE QUESTIONING OF POLICE CONDUCT >> PRESIDENT TRUMP EXPECTED TO SEEK MORE THAN $1 MILLION IN TAX BREAKS, AS PART OF A CORONAVIRUS RELIEF PROGRAM AIMED AT HELPING TOURISM INDUSTRIES, HERE'S THE STORY

>> Reporter: IN SCOTLAND THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION OWNS TWO BUSINESSES, ONE OF THEM HERE IN THE AREA, THE OTHER IS CALLED IN ABERDEEN OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS THE MOST RECENTLY AVAILABLE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS ALL OF THIS BUSINESSES, OTHER BUSINESS HAS BEEN FORCED UP A CORPORATION TAX TOWARDS THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT IN SCOTLAND, LOCAL GOVERNMENT OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS HAS GAINED A GREAT DEGREE OF AUTONOMY ITS ABILITY TO TAX AND SPEND, WHAT THEY HAVE DONE IN RECENT WEEKS BECAUSE OF THE ECONOMIC CATASTROPHE AROUND THIS CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AS THEY HAVE OFFERED TAX RELIEF FOR BUSINESSES AND SOME OF THE HARDEST HIT AREAS INCLUDING HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM THAT MEANS THAT THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION'S TO GOLF COURSES, ARE NOW ELIGIBLE FOR MORE THAN $1

1 MILLION WORTH OF BUSINESS TAX RELIEF BUSINESSES SAY, THEY WILL USE TO SUPPORT ITSELF AND ITS EMPLOYEES IN THE GOVERNMENT IN SCOTLAND SAYS IS APPLIED TO ALL SUCH BUSINESSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY SO THE LOCAL POLITICIANS ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT THIS DEVELOPMENT YEARS MARTIN FORD >> GOVERNMENT BAILOUTS ARE NECESSARY FOR BUSINESSES WHO NEED TO RESTART, BUSINESSES COLLECT BECAUSE OF THE SHORTER PRICES, THEY WILL BE ABLE TO RESTART

THIS CASE, THE INDIVIDUAL WHO IS RECEIVING PUBLIC MONEY AND EASILY AFFORD TO COVER ANY LOSSES IN THE MEANTIME FROM HIS PERSONAL VIEWS WE KNOW HE DOES NOT NEED THE PUBLIC MONEY, AND GIVEN THERE IS A GREAT NEED FOR THIS WORK, YOU PROBABLY SHOULD NOT GET IT I DO NOT THINK HE OUGHT TO BE GETTING IT >> THIS IS THE COUNCIL BUILDING BEHIND ME, WHERE TRUMP TURNED IS LOCATED, THE LARGER OF THE TWO GULF BUSINESSES THE LEADER OF THE COUNCIL TOLD ME HE DOES NOT WANT TO TALK TO BUSINESS OR ITS EMPLOYEES BECAUSE IT DOES CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS THE LOCAL ECONOMY

BUT HE DID SAY, THIS IS REALLY KEY, THAT THIS IS ONE OF MANY HOTELS IN THE REGION, BUT THIS POLICY SHOULD APPLY TO ALL OF THEM, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO MAKE A CARVEOUT FOR THE TROUBLED ACCREDITATION, IT WOULD BE THAT ALL OF THE HOTELS IN THIS REGION WOULD ALSO LOSE OUT ON MONEY THAT HE SAID WAS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT >>> SOCIAL DISTANCING HERE TO SAY OR ARE PEOPLE IN AMERICA INCHING CLOSER TO EACH OTHER? NEW DATA FROM 50 BILLION CELL PHONES GIVES US INSIGHT JACOB WARD ANALYZE THAT DATA AND LOOKS LIKE SOME AMERICANS ARE GATHERING AT PRE-PANDEMIC LEVELS >> IN THE SAME WAY YOU COULD LOOK OUT AT THE EMPTY STREETS AND JUST FEEL THAT PEOPLE WERE SITTING AT HOME, IT'S POSSIBLE NOW TO LOOK OUT AND FEEL THAT PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO MOVE AROUND AGAIN AND COME INTO CONTACT WITH EACH OTHER NEW DATA CONFIRMS THAT IS THE CASE, AFTER MORE THAN TWO MONTHS OF PURCHASING AT HOME RESTING APART AMERICANS ARE GOING OUT AND GETTING TOGETHER AGAIN

HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE WORRIED ABOUT WHAT IS GOING TO ME AND ALEXA MARKETING COMPANY USES LOCATION DATA FOR MORE THAN 15 MILLION DEVICES ON THE US TO TRACK THESE TRENDS THAT GIVEN US A LOOK AT THE DATA ON OUR BEHAVIOR BETWEEN MARCH 1 AND JUNE 2

PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THEY MEASURED WAS HOW CLOSE WE COME TO ONE ANOTHER IF YOU LOOK AT THE DIAMOND THE DISTANCE BETWEEN ME AT HOME PLATE IS ABOUT 50 FEET AND THAT'S WHAT THEY USED AS A MEASURE OF CLOSE CONTACT IF I ANOTHER PERSON WERE ABOUT THIS FAR APART FROM ONE ANOTHER, WE WOULD BE CONSIDERED HAVING COME CLOSE TO ONE ANOTHER THAT'S ABOUT 10 TIMES WHAT THE CDC RECOMMENDS IN TERMS OF SOCIAL DISTANCING, BUT IT'S A REALLY IMPORTANT MEASURE OF HOW OUR BEHAVIOR IS CHANGING

IS WHAT THEY FOUND CONTACT LEVELS BOTH NATIONALLY, WE DID REALLY WELL STAYING HOME WHEN WE WERE TOLD TO THAT'S THE GOOD NEWS BUT CONTACT IS CREEPING BACK UP AND IN SOME PARTS OF THE COUNTRY IT IS AT OR ABOVE WHERE IT WAS BEFORE THE PANDEMIC COUNTIES LIKE SAN FRANCISCO WHERE I AM, WAS LOCKED OUT FIRST, AND VERY SIMILAR BAITS TO BROOKLYN, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, BUT AT SEVERAL COUNTIES IN MISSOURI, WHICH I SPIKED DURING MEMORIAL DAY, CONTACT RATES WERE HIGH HIGHER THAN BEFORE THE PANDEMIC

IN ARIZONA, COUNTIES LIKE NAVAJO, AND GILA COUNTY WHERE TWO CASES OF SPY, WHERE NUMBERS HAVE GONE BACK TO THE NORMAL IN FACT, 108 MILLION AMERICANS CROSSED NEARLY 500 COUNTIES ARE GOING OUT AND SEEING OTHER PEOPLE AT OR NEAR THE PANDEMIC LEVELS IS NOT YET CLEAR WHETHER STAYING AT HOME AND STAYING APART ARE CONNECTED TO LOWER TRANSMISSION RATES WHAT THE DATA DOES SHOW IS THAT BY MARCH WE DID A GREAT JOB OF THE HARD WORK OF ISOLATING OURSELVES, WE'RE STILL OUT ABOUT IT ONLY ABOUT 50% THE RATE WE WERE AT THE VERY

STILL, THE FEAR IS THAT OUR INFECTION AND FATALITY NUMBERS MAY GO UP BEAUTIFUL LOOK AT HOW MUCH AMERICANS ARE GOING OUT AND COMING HERE WITH ANOTHER ON NBC NEWSCOM >> WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6 PM EASTERN >> ASKING THE TOUGH QUESTIONS

>> ASKING FOR ACCOUNTABILITY >> RESPIRATORS AND VENTILATORS THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAVE A STEPPED UP AND GOT >> NAVIGATING THE NEW NORMAL AND IF IT IS SUNDAY, IT IS MEET THE PRESS >> SHARED SACRIFICE, WE ARE CALLED TO STEP UP WE HOPE YOU WILL CONTINUE TO STAY INFORMED AND STAY ENGAGED AS WE FOLLOW THIS JOURNEY TOGETHER

I LESTER HOLT FOR ALL MY COLLEAGUES AT NBC NEWS, TAKE CARE >> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> BREAKING NEWS >> MORE CASES ACROSS THE US

>> A PANDEMIC THAT IS TURNED THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN THE STORY CHANGES HOURLY >> MORE STATES ARE DOING A SLOW ROLLOUT LIFTING THE STATE HOME ORDERS EVEN THOUGH LESS THAN 2% OF OUR NATION, IT'S 11th HOUR >> UNCHARTED TERRITORY, I GO CHECK IN HER BATTLE WITH THE CORONAVIRUS, THE ENORMOUS CHALLENGE OF REOPENING THE COUNTRY, SPECTRE WILL LIKELY, MORE TESTING SITES POPPING UP

>> A NEW ORGANIZATION TO PROTECT AND SUPPORT AFRICAN- AMERICAN VOTING RIGHTS, IT IS CALLED MORE THAN A VOTE AND HAS THE BACKING OF SEVERAL SPORTS STARS, BECAUSE OF EVERYTHING THAT IS GOING ON PEOPLE WHO ARE FINALLY STARTING TO GO WE FEEL LIKE WE ARE FINALLY GETTING A FOOT IN THE DOOR HOW LONG IS UP TO US, WE DON'T KNOW, BUT WE FEEL LIKE WE ARE GETTING SOME BEERS AND SOME ATTENTION AND THIS IS THE TIME FOR US TO FINALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE THE SENIOR WRITER FOR ESPN, AND THE AUTHOR OF FULL DISSIDENTS, TELL US MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE DOING HERE >> WHAT LeBRON JAMES IS DOING IS WHAT HE HAS BEEN DOING WHICH IS TRYING TO USE HIS INFLUENCE AND HIS VISIBILITY TO FIND AN AVENUE TO DEAL WITH SPECIFIC PROBLEMS I FELT ONE OF THE INTERESTING THINGS WHEN WE LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED THE OTHER DAY IN GEORGIA, VERY CLEARLY, THE IDEA OF VOTER SUPPRESSION IS A HUGE ISSUE THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT AND I THINK WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT THIS, AS AN IDEA, IS TO START TO GET INTO SOME OF THESE MORE GRANULAR ISSUES AND START TALKING ABOUT, SOME OF THE MORE SYMBOLIC THINGS ABOUT BEING IN THE STREETS, IMPORTANT TO DO THAT

BUT THE COMBINATION OF THAT PLUS MAKING SURE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND HOW THE ACTUAL SYSTEMS WORK IN TERMS OF GERRYMANDERING AND IN TERMS OF VOTING RIGHTS AND THE TERMS OF POLLING PLACES UNAVAILABLE, ALL THOSE DIFFERENT INITIATIVES ARE REALLY KEY TO ACTUALLY SEEING SOME MOVEMENT >> HERE IN THE US WE FEEL LeBRON JAMES IS SOMEONE WHO DOES USE HIS PLATFORM TO TALK ABOUT ULCERS OF ISSUES WHETHER VOTING RIGHTS, EDUCATION,, JOSHUA LONG, TWEETS, DEFENDING DEMOCRACY IS VITAL BUT KING JAMES ONLY TALKS LOUD IN THE WEST, NOT ONLY IS HE SILENT, HE ACTIVELY SHUTS OTHERS UP

WHAT YOU MAKE OF THAT CRITICISM? ESPECIALLY FOLKS WHO MAY NOT HAVE HER CRITICISM LIKE THAT OF HIM BEFORE >> LeBRON DID NOT GET CRITICIZED, THE STUFFER GET THE ENTIRE NBA CHINA DEBACLE WAS EMBARRASSING FOR EVERYBODY INVOLVED, IT DID IN A LOT OF WAYS AS THE QUESTION, OF LeBRON JAMES AS TO WHETHER OR NOT HE WAS A TRUE ACTIVIST OR WHETHER HE WAS INTERESTED IN SOME OF THE AREAS THAT INTERESTED HIM, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE ENORMOUS BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHINA AND THE NBA, AND A LOT OF THE PLAYERS FOUND THEMSELVES OUT OF THEIR DEPTH, A LOT OF THE PLAYERS REALIZED THAT SOME OF THESE INITIATIVES, THEIR INTEREST, WERE AT ODDS I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE QUESTIONS ABOUT ASKING WHEN WE DO THESE TYPES OF STORIES ABOUT THE LEVEL, THE QUESTION COMES DOWN TO ARGUE A TRUE ACTIVIST OR ARGUE AN INCREDIBLY VISIBLE RICH PERSON WHO STANDS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF ISSUES? THEY'RE NOT ALWAYS THE SAME THING WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IN THIS CASE? >> I THINK THAT, WHEN I SAW WHAT HE WAS DOING IN THE BOATING SIDE OF IT, AND THE CAMPAIGN SIDE OF IT, AND STARTING TO DIG IN AND DIG INTO SOME OF THE REAL IMPORTANT ISSUES OF GERRYMANDERING AND ALL THAT, THAT IS A LEVEL THAT I DO NOT EXPECT FROM HIM I TEND TO LOOK AT HIM SIMILAR TO WHAT SHE TWEETED OUT WHAT YOU SAID I'M NOT ACTIVIST BUT I'M SOMEBODY WHO STANDS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF ISSUES

I THINK THAT IS IMPORTANT FOR THEIR LEVEL WHEN YOU START THINKING ABOUT LeBRON JAMES'S NET WORTH IS HALF $1 BILLION, AND HE IS ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT CORPORATE TIES, SOMETIMES WHAT YOU REALLY HAVE HERE IS SOMEBODY WHO STANDS ON THE RIGHT SIDE, AND DOES THE RIGHT THING, AND STANDS ON A LOT OF ISSUES THE REAL QUESTION FOR PLAYERS AT HIS LEVEL, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE PROTEST BECOMES APPARENT, HE SENT A LITTLE PAT ON A LOT OF ISSUES, HE DID NOT DO A GREAT JOB, ON HONG KONG THAT LOWE'S >> LET ME ASK YOU, NBA HAS LONG BEEN SEEN AS A MORE PROGRESSIVE LEAD ON SOCIAL ISSUES, BUT SPORTS LEAGUES ARE TRYING TO MAKE NEWS NFL COMMISSIONER SAINT LAST WEEK HE WAS WRONG FOR NOT LISTENING TO THE PLAYERS SOONER NASCAR THIS WEEK BANNING THE CONFEDERATE FLAG

DO YOU SEE THIS AS A TURNING POINT FOR ACTIVISM IN SPORTS? >> IS NO QUESTION THAT SOMETHING IS CHANGING HERE I DO SEE A DIFFERENCE, THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE SAW IN FERGUSON COMPASS IS DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WAS ON BALTIMORE THE NEXT YEAR IN 2015 COMPASS IS DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE SAW IN THE REACTION TO COLIN KAEPERNICK, I AM VERY DUBIOUS WHEN IT COMES TO THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE BECAUSE THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE DOES NOT EVEN MENTION COLIN KAEPERNICK'S NAME AND IT SEEMS TO FEEL LIKE IT CAN HAVE RECONCILIATION, THERE'S NO POSSIBLE WAY THAT THIS TYPE NFL HAS ANY CREDIBILITY ON THIS ISSUE BECAUSE THERE IS NO ORGANIZATION, I CAN THINK OF THE CORPORATION, SPORTS ARE OUTSIDE OF SPORTS, THAT MADE HIS FEELINGS TOWARD THIS ISSUE MORE CLEAR THAN THE NFL, BOTH IN WORDS AND IN DEEDS I'M VERY DUBIOUS ABOUT THEM AT THE THE NBA WAS VERY DIFFERENT, THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ALLOW THE PLAYERS PLACE A VOICE

>> YOU MENTIONED COLIN KAEPERNICK, VISIBILITY TODAY IN LA, HE WAS THERE SAVE NFL NEEDS TO GET HIM BACK, SAYING THEY NEED TO GIVE HIM HIS JOB BACK WHERE DO YOU SEE THAT STORY GOING FROM HERE? >> I DON'T SEE IT GOING ANY FURTHER WITH NFL SIMPLY BECAUSE THERE IS ONE THING THAT IS NOT HAPPENING HERE, YOU DON'T HEAR THE OWNERS, THE FOREMOST POWERFUL OWNERS OF FOOTBALL, OR ANY OTHER, YOU DON'T HEAR JERRY JONES, ROBERT KRAFT, RELEASE, SAYING, COLIN KAEPERNICK IS WELCOME TO PLAY IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE AND TELL YOU THAT, REMEMBER, ROGER GOODELL WORKS FOR THEM IF YOU'RE NOT HEARING THAT PIECE OF IT THAN WHAT YOU ARE HEARING IS ROGER GOODELL TRYING TO FIND SOME MIDDLE GROUND HERE THAT IS GOING TO BE VERY DIFFICULT BECAUSE HOW COULD YOU BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY, IF YOU KEEP CALLING COLIN KAEPERNICK OUT OF THE GAME? >> ARE YOU SURPRISED WE HAVE NOT HEARD ANYTHING, I KNOW IN THE PASSIVE AND ACTIVE COPPER BOOTIES, THEY WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN COMING UP WITH THE RUDY WILL IT SAYS THAT WHEN TEAMS ARE TALKING TO COACHES THEY NEED TO INCLUDE PEOPLE OF COLOR IN THE SEARCH DID YOU THINK THEY MIGHT HAVE TAKEN A STAND HERE? >> NOT AT ALL

THERE'S A REASON WHY COLIN KAEPERNICK SUED THEM FOR POLLUTION, THAT'S BECAUSE ALL 32 TEAMS TOGETHER GOT TOGETHER ON THE ISSUE UNTIL SOMEBODY COMES OUT AND YOU REALLY WANT TO WIPE THE SLATE CLEAN, THAT IS GOING TO BE SOMETHING DIFFERENT AS FOR THE WE DON'T SEE THAT FROM NFL >> SEEMS LIKE THEY HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO WITH HAVING YOU ON

INITIATED THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING ON >> THANK YOU IT'S NOT ALWAYS EASY TALKING ABOUT RACE BUT IT IS IMPORTANT, BLACK AMERICANS AROUND THE COUNTRY WERE ASKED ABOUT THE EARLIEST MEMORIES CONCERNING RACE, IS WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY >> I REMEMBER THE SPEECH ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, SHE SAID TO LET ANYBODY MESS UP YOUR NAME

CORRECT THEM MAKE SURE THEY KNOW THE SPELLING AND TO PRONOUNCE IT CORRECTLY AND SHE ALSO SAID TO ME, DON'T LET ANYBODY TELL YOU THAT YOU ARE NOT SPECIAL THAT YOU DO NOT MATTER THAT YOU CANNOT ACHIEVE THE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO IN YOUR LIFE

YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU SET YOUR MIND TO AND IT DOES NOT MATTER THAT YOU ARE A BLACK GIRL AND NOW, AS I GOT OLDER, I UNDERSTAND WHY SHE FELT THE NEED TO SAY THAT IT WAS REALLY AS A PROTECTION AGAINST RACISM

IN OUR SOCIETY >> THE FIRST TIME I REALIZED SOMETHING WAS NOT RIGHT, WITH OTHER PEOPLE, IT WAS LIKE RIGHT ABOUT THE TIME I STARTED GETTING THE FACEBOOK AND TWITTER AND SOCIAL MEDIA I REALLY COULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY IT WAS BECOMING SUCH A BIG DEAL, IN MY NAOVE 13-YEAR-OLD MIND THERE WAS NO SCENARIO WHERE HE WAS NOT GOING TO JAIL I CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHY, IN MY EYES, THE RIGHT THING WAS GOING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT I FELT LIKE THE GOVERNMENT WAS SUPPOSED TO DO AND WOULD DO

>> I REALIZED WHAT IT MEANT TO BE BLACK UNTIL I WAS EIGHT YEARS OLD AND OBAMA WAS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT JUST REALIZING WHY, HOW MUCH OF THE CONVERSATION SEEM TO MEAN TO LITERALLY THE WHOLE COUNTRY THAT IS WHEN I FIRST REALIZED, OKAY, BIG BLACK IN THIS COUNTRY IS A LOT MORE THAN BEING DIFFERENT THAN YOU >> I GREW UP IN MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA, AS YOU KNOW, IS THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, THE CAPITAL OF THE CONFEDERACY ALSO, AND THOSE TWO THINGS, AS A YOUTH I WANTED TO EMBRACE THEM UNTIL I THOUGHT, AS I GREW UP, AS I SAW THE NEWS COVERAGE, BECAUSE I CITY HAD, EACH OF THESE SHOWED PEOPLE WHO LOOK LIKE ME DIFFERENTLY THAN THEY WOULD OTHER PEOPLE ON THE NEWS, WE WERE CONSTANTLY TESTING IMAGES OF PEOPLE IN CERTAIN WAYS, MUGSHOTS, POLICE LINEUPS, CONSTANTLY SEEING IMAGES OF BLACK TRAUMA, PEOPLE CRYING, AND THAT REALLY CUT NOT ENJOYING LIFE, YOU THOUGHT MAYBE, BUT THEN YOU LOOK AROUND, YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO TAKE A LOOK AROUND YOUR PERSONAL SPACE, AND YOUR ENVIRONMENT, AND THE PEOPLE THAT YOU KNOW, AND SEE THAT'S NOT REALLY WHAT IS TRUE

BUT THAT IS WHAT IS BEING DEPICTED >> I REMEMBER I CAME HOME FROM PRESCHOOL, I SAID TO MY DAD, DAD, I WISH I WAS WHITE BECAUSE I REALIZED THAT WHITE SKIN, LIGHT SKIN, I WAS NOT LIGHT-SKINNED, NO, I'M BLACK I'M 23, ONLY THE AGE OF 23 YEARS AGO, I REALIZE, I LOVE MYSELF, AND RACIAL TRAUMA, YEARS OF OPPRESSION, PASS DOWN, AND THE SYSTEM TEACHES US HOW TO STAY AT THE BOTTOM I WAS SO DARK I WOULD TEACH MY KIDS, IF I EVER HAVE KIDS, I'M NEVER GOING TO, I AM NEVER GOING TO THAT WE REALLY DID CHANGE

>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW, SHE HAS THE VERY LATEST HEADLINES FROM NBC NEWSCOM, I KNOW YOU HAVE A LOT, TAKE IT AWAY ALL SINCE MARCH >> NOW PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FACING BACKLASH FOR HOLDING A CAMPAIGN RALLY ON JUNETEENTH AND DOING SO IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA, THE SITE OF ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S IT WAS CALLED OVERT RACISM

KAYLEIGH McENANY SAID IT WAS A MEANINGFUL DAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP >> NANCY A PELOSI IS DEMANDING THE REMOVAL OF CONFEDERATE STATUES FROM THE CAPITOL BUILDING >> THE AMERICAN PEOPLE KNOW THESE NAMES HAVE TO GO THESE NAMES ARE WHITE SUPREMACISTS THAT SAID TERRIBLE THINGS ABOUT OUR COUNTRY THIS IS %OVER A, AFTER WORLD COWAR II

SOME OF THESE NAMES WERE GIVEN TO THESE BASES AND YOU LISTEN S, TO WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY SAID AND THEN YOU HAVE THE PRESIDENT MAKE A CASE AS TO WHY THEY SHOULD BE NAMES FOR THEM HE SEEMS TO BE THE ONLY PERSON LEFT WHO DOESN'T GET IT >> PRESIDENT TRUMP EARLIER THIS WEEK SAID HE WOULD NOT CONSIDER RENAMING THE BASES BUT THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE APPROVED A COMMISSION TO CHANGE THE NAMES IN THE NEXT THREE YEARS

BIDEN SHARPLY CRITICIZED THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S RESPONSE TO THE VIRUS SO FAR TAKE A ERQUICK LISTEN >> TRUMP HAS HAD A ONE POINT PLAN, OPEN BUSINESS, JUST OPEN BUT IT DOES TH NOTHING TO KEEP WORKERS SAFE AND KEEP BUSINESSES ABLE TO STAY OPEN AND IT HAS DONE VERY LITTLE TO GENERATE CONSUMER CONFIDENCE

>> THE NATION'S TOP MILITARY GENERAL OP APOLOGIZED FOR BEING IN PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CONTROVERSIAL PHOTO OP HERE'S THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF >> EDI SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN THERE IN THAT MOMENT AND THAT ENVIRONMENT A PERCEPTION OF THE MILITARY INVOLVEMENT IN DOMESTIC POLITICS

>> AND THOSE ARE E THE LATEST HEADLINES LOTS OF UPDATES THERE BACK TO YOU >> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THAT GREAT TO SEE ER YOU

>>> GROWING CONCERN THAT THE US COULD BE SEEING A RESURGENCE OF THE CORONAVIRUS 113,000 PEOPLE U IN THE U

S HAVE DIED FROM COVID- 19 WITH MORE THAN 2 MILLION CASES RECORDED NATIONWIDE AND SEVERAL STATES ARE REPORTING A RECORD NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS NORTH CAROLINA IS ONE OF THOSE STATES TELL US ABOUT THE SURGE IN NORTH CAROLINA THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS? >> WHAT THEY'RE SAYING IS THAT THIS TRIS AN ACCELERATING TREND IN THE WRONG DIRECTION AND HEALTH EXPERTS ARE EXTREME WORRIED ABOUT WHAT THIT COULD MEAN

HOSPITALIZATION RATES ARE AT A RECORD HIGH BUT HOSPITALS STILL HAVE CAPACITY TO TREAT COVID- 19 PATIENTS 16% LAOF ICU BEDS ARE STILL AVAILABLE THAT'S THE GOOD NEWS BUT THE DATA AND THE UPTICK IN COVID- 19 ACTIVITY IS CAUSING THEM TO LOOK HARD AT THE DATA THIS STATE IS WALKING THE DELICATE LINE OF WANTING TO REOPEN AND ALSO WANTING TO MAKE SURE THAT PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS ARE TAKEN SERIOUSLY AND PEOPLE ARE ABIDING BY THE RESTRICTIONS STILL IN PLACE THE GOVERNOR OF NORTH CAROLINA HE HAS SAID HE'LL HAVE TO BE DELICATE IN HIS DECISION MAKING

PHASE TWO EN EXTENDS TO JUNE 26th AND THEN THEY'LL DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO MOVE INTO PHASE THREE ONE CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER IN NORTH CAROLINA SAYS THIS IS A A TIME WHERE PEOPLE NEED TO TAKE THE PRECAUTIONS AND TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY HERE'S WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY >> I THINK IT'S A VERY CRITICAL MODEL

WE HAVE A A PERFECT STORM BECAUSE THERE WAS A HOLIDAY WHERE PEOPLE SPENT TIME TOGETHER WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND WITH THE EVENTS CONCERNS BLACK LIVES MATTER IT'S BROUGHT MORE PEOPLE TO CLOSE QUARTERS OUR NUMBERS MIGHT BE HIGHER THAN IN OTHER E, STATES WE WERE ALWAYS EXPECTING A SURGE AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE SEEING

>> Reporter: THE MODELS ALWAYS EXPECTED TO SEE SOME RISE AFTER STATES STARTED REOPENING ANOTHER REASON FOR RISING NUMBERS IS THE FACT THAT THEY'VE VASTLY INCREASED TESTING IN LYG NORT CAROLINA A FEW WEEKS AGO THEY WERE TESTING 5,000 PEOPLE A DAY AND NOW IT'S 17,000 WHEN YOU TEST MORE PEOPLE YOU'LL HAVE MORE POSITIVE TEST RESULTS

IT'S THE HOSPITALIZATIONS THAT ARE CONCERNING TO NGTH T THEM AND THOSE ARE THE REASONS THEY'LL BE, TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE ISN'T A SURGE THAT OVERWHELMING THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM >> AND LET'S TALK ABOUT THE HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE THOSE HOSPITALS PREPARED? ARE THEY READY TO HANDLE IT? SEEMS LIKE IT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE OVERWHELMING >> Reporter: FOR SURE

AND TODAY MARKS THE 6th TIME THIS MONTH THAT HOSPITALIZATION RATES ARE AT AN ALL TIME HIGH IN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA THEY DON'T WANT TO SEE MORE PEOPLE IN CRITICAL CONDITION HEADING INTO THE TH HOSPITAL THIS IS A TIME WHERE THEY'LL BE DRILLING DOWN ON THE NUMBERS SHOULD WE PUT T MORE RESTRICTIONS BACK IN PLACE? OR IS IT THE FACT THAT WE'RE DOING MORE TESTING? AND THEY'RE FOCUSING ON DOING MORE CONTACT TRACING THERE'S EIGHT COUNTIES THAT THEY HAVE TARGETED AS HOT SPOTS AND THEY'LL BE PUTTING MORE G CONTACT TRACING TO FIGURE OUT HOW THE TRANSMISSION IS HAPPENING AND TRY AND CONTAIN IT A BIT MORE

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> FOR MORE ON THE CORONAVIRUS, MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT DR JOHN TORRES IS HERE GREAT TO SEE YOU SO NOW THE DIRECTOR OF THE HARVARD GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE IS WARNING THAT IT WILL CAUSE 200 DEATHS BY SEPTEMBER

A LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT WHEN THE COUNTRY STARTED TO REOPEN IT WAS A SIGN THAT CORONAVIRUS COUSIN FADING >> I THINK THAT'S A BIG MISCONCEPTION AND JUST TO LEER IT UP THE REASON THINGS ARE OPENING UP IS BECAUSE WE NEED TO JUMP START THE ECONOMY AND GET PEOPLE BACK TO WORK IT DID NOT OPEN UP BECAUSE THE PANDEMIC IS OVER THINGS ARE BETTER AND WHAT WE'RE SEEING, I TALKED TO HIM ON FACEBOOK AND HE MENTIONED THE SAME THING

THIS IS AN INCREASE IN CASES OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS AND UNLESS WE GET IT UNDER CONTROL WE COULD SEE 100,000 DEATHS BETWEEN NOW AND SEPTEMBER TO BRING THE TOTAL UP TO 200,000 WHICH IS NOT SOMETHING THAT ANY OF US WANT AND WE ARE OPENING UP AGAIN SO PEOPLE CAN GET THINGS THEY NEED WE STILL ALL NEED TO DO THE THINGS THAT WE KNOW WORK AND YOU AND I HAVE TALKED ABOUT SOCIAL DISTANCING BEING NUMBER ONE

AND WITHOUT ANYTHING CHANGING BETWEEN NOW AND SEPTEMBER, THINGS ARE GOING TO GET WORSE AND TESTIMONY SENT WE'LL BE LOOKING AT A SECOND WEEK WHICH COULD COMPLICATE THINGS MORE AND WITH THE FLU ON TOP OF THAT IT COULD LEAD TO ISSUES THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND THE GOVERNMENT TO HELP US CONTROL THIS AND IT'S INCUMBENT ON US TO WEAR MASKS AND WASH OUR HANDS AND SOCIAL DISTANCE WE NEED TO DO THINGS SAFELY

>> ACCORDING TO AN NBC NEWS ANALYSIS OF CELL PHONE DATA, AMERICANS ARE GATHERING AROUND AT PRE-COVID-19 LEVELS IT'S WORTH REPEATING WHAT IS THE RISK? >> AND YOU'RE RIGHT IT'S CERTAINLY WORTH REPEATING AND THE RISK IS THAT PEOPLE WILL START SPREADING CORONAVIRUS AND START CATCHING CORONAVIRUS AND WE'LL BE BACK TO WHERE WE WERE, BACK ON THE UPSLOPE WITH THE CURVE WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT

WE HAVE STARTED COMING DOWN AS A NATION AND IN A LOT OF STATES, ARIZONA BEING THE WORST EXAMPLE, CASES ARE COMING BACK THEY OPENED UP AND THE CASES STARTED SPREADING AND NOW THEY'RE TRYING TO KEEP IT UNDER CONTROL IT'S LIKE TRYING TO GET THE GENIE BACK IN THE BOTTLE GET THE CONTACT TRACING TO SEE WHO MIGHT BE SICK AND WHO THEY WERE AROUND AND TRY AND QUARANTINE THEM

SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE SURE THAT SPIKES DON'T TURN INTO OUTBREAKS, ALLISON >> CAN WE TALK ABOUT POTENTIAL TREATMENTS A TEST FOR AN ANTIBODY DRUG >> THEY ARE DOING TRIALS ON HUMANS RIGHT NOW AND JUST TO DIFFERENTIATE A FEW THINGS

THERE'S THE CONVALESCENT PLASMA AND THAT'S WHEN SOMEONE RECOVERS THEY GET THE PLASMA OUT OF THE BLOOD AND GIVE IT TO SOMEBODY IN CRITICAL CONDITION TO TRY AND SAVE THEIR LIVES THIS IS DIFFERENT THESE ARE ANTIBODIES AND THEY PULL A BUNCH OF PEOPLE'S BLOOD TOGETHER

AND THEY GO AHEAD AND TRY THOSE IN PEOPLE TO SEE IF IT CAN FIGHT CORONAVIRUS SOME OF THE OTHER TRIALS ARE USING ONE ANTIBODY AND THEY THINK THAT COCKTAIL WITH FOUR ANTIBODIES WILL GIVE A JUMP START TO PEOPLE'S ANTIBODY SYSTEM THIS IS SOMETHING TO HELP JUMP START THE SYSTEM IT'S JUST HELPING ALONG THE WAY

BUT IT'S ONE THING THIS IS THE GAME CHANGER WE'RE LOOKING FOR, ALLISON >> YEAH, THAT'S REALLY THE THING THAT PEOPLE ARE HOPEFUL ABOUT AND WAITING TO SEE >> I KNOW WE OFTEN ASK YOU THE SAME QUESTIONS OVER AND OVER AGAIN BUT IT SEEMS LIKE THEY ARE WORTH REPEATING

SO PEOPLE UNDERSTAND HOW SERIOUS THIS IS AN >>> JOBLESS CLAIMS CAME IN BETTER THAN EXPECTED WITH MORE AMERICANS HEADING BACK TO WORK AND THE NUMBERS ARE HISTORICALLY HIGH 15MILLION AMERICANS FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT LAST WEEK THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

THE NUMBER OF CLAIMS DROPPING FOR A TENTH STRAIGHT WEEK JOINING ME NOW AND IS IT FAIR CO TO SAY WE'RE STARTING TO RECOVER? IT'S A QUESTION PEOPLE HAVE RIGHT NOW >> RECOVERY A IS A STRONG WORD BECAUSE WE SEE HISTORIC HIGHS WHEN YOU HAVE 15 MILLION JOBLESS CLAIMS THAT'S NOT NORMAL

YES, THE NUMBERS ARE IMPROVING AFTER WE SEE THAT IT'S NOW 44 SOME MILLION CLAIMS FILED OVER THE PAST THREE MONTHS >> WE SEE THAT 21 MILLION PEOPLE CONTINUE TO COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT SO THAT NUMBER IN ALSO IMPROVING AND STILL REALLY, REALLY BIG AND THE STATES T HARDEST HIT ARE THE USUAL SUSPECTS IN CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, FLORIDA, AND GEORGIA

AND THIS ONGOING SITUATION IS LIKELY TO CONTINUE WE DO SEE LAYOFFS CONTINUING ALTHOUGH MAYBE NOT AS BAD AS THEY WERE %E A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO OR A MONTH AGO AND YOU HAVE MAJOR RETAIL HEMORRHAGING WHEN IT COMES TO STORES CLOSING DAY JEWELER AND JARED ARE CLOSING 150 STORES DUE TO COVID CONCERNS THE LAYOFFS DO KEEP COMING EVEN THOUGH YOU DO HAVE A RETURN TO WORK IN TO MANY STATES

THIS DISCUSSION OF A SECOND WAVE AS YOU WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT HAS A LOT OF COMPANIES STEPPING BACK AND THINKING WHAT'S COMING NEXT? >> COMPANIES RATTLING THE MARKETS YOU MENTIONED RETAIL AS ONE OF THE SECTORS THAT'S STRUGGLING THE MOST WHICH SECTORS ARE STRUGGLING TH THE MOST AND WHERE ARE WE SEEING THE JOBS STARTING TO COME BACK? >> WE'RE SEEING SOME JOBS COME BACK IN HOSPITALITY AND FOOD SERVICE AND RESTAURANTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT YOU SEE A CONTINUING PAIN IF YOU WILL

AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE JOBS REPORT FROM LAST WEEK THAT COVERED THE MONTH OF MAY FROM THE LABOR DEPUTY YOU SEE PEOPLE GOING BACK TO WORK BUT DISPROPORTIONATE WORK ON THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN ER COMMUNITY, WOMEN, ALSO BEING LL DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED THE PAIN IS ACROSS THE BOARD, ALLISON >> FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIR JAY POWELL IS TACK TALKING ABOUT ECONOMIC D RECOVERY >> HE'S SAYING IT'S A LONG VEROAD AHEAD AND THEY ARE NONOT EVEN THINKING ABOUT RAISING EX RATES THIS YEAR

EXPECT THOSE TO STAY WHERE THEY ARE, BUT HE DID EXPECT THAT A LOT OF THE JOBS WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THAT HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED ARE NOT NECESSARILY GOING TO COME BACK AND THIS RECOVERY IS LIKELY TO TAKE YEARS AND J POWELL SAYING THAT HE EXPECTING THE PRODUCTIVITY OF OUR ECONOMY TO BE, TO CONTRACT BY 65% THIS YEAR HE DOES EXPECT UNEMPLOYMENT TO IMPROVE OFF WHAT WE SAW IN MAY

INSTEAD OF THE 13% LEVEL IT WILL DROP THTO NINE SOMETHING% BUT WE'RE IN A VERY DIRE SITUATION EVEN THOUGH THINGS ARE IMPROVING THEIR GIRDING FOR THE LONG HAUL AND DOING EVERYTHING THAT THE FED IS ABLE TO DO TO KEEP THINGS AS NOT AS BAD AS IT OTHERWISE WOULD BE >> SOME AMERICANS ARE STILL WAITING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND WE'RE ALSO HEARING REPORTS THAT SOME PEOPLE ARE BEING OVERPAID DO WE KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON? >> THERE'S BEEN REPORTS OF OVERPAYMENT IN FLORIDA AND ISSUES OF PAYMENT THAT PEOPLE WERE APPLYING FOR THAT THEY GOT THAT THEY QUALIFIED FOR THAT THEY ARE NOW HAVING TO RETURN IN THE STATE OF OHIO, WE'RE HEARING ISSUES IN WASHINGTON STATE AND IT'S VERY REFLECTIVE OF THE ANTIQUATED SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE INSIDE THESE UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICES IN THESE LABOR DEPARTMENTS STATEWIDE THAT NEED HELP

IT'S A TH OVERWHELMING OF THE SYSTEM THAT'S NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE AND AS A RESULT, YOU HAVE A LOT OF ISSUES WITH NOT JUST THE SYSTEM ITSELF BUT OVERPAYMENT IT CERTAINLY IS A STRUGGLE FOR THOSE WAITING SO LONG AND NOW THEY ARE BEING ASKED TO REPAY WHAT SO MANY THOUGHT THEY WERE TOTALLY QUALIFIED TO GET >> CAN REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS AGREE ON WHETHER TO EXTEND THE $600 BENEFIT

DO WE KNOW WHAT THE KEY DIFFERENCES ARE IN THE PROPOSALS WHERE THEY ARE UNABLE TO SEE EYE TO EYE? >> THE DEMOCRATS PASSED A PROPOSAL ALREADY IN THE HOUSE AND SO WHAT WE'RE SEEING IS THEY WANT TO EXTEND THAT 'TIL 2021 AND THE REPUBLICANS ARE AGAINST IT THERE HAVE BEEN DISCUSSIONS BANDIED ABOUT WHEN IT COMES TO BONUSES THAT CAN BE PROVIDED OR WAYS TO SUPPLEMENT AND THERE'S BEEN IDEAS OF EA OFFERING A BONUS IF YOU GO FROM UNEMPLOYMENT TO GETTING A JOB AND THIS IS A REALLY INTRACTABLE DEBATE AS WE SEE NUMBERS IMPROVING, IT'S CLEAR WE'RE DEALING WITH A MASSIVE CASE OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DAMAGE

THERE ISN'T GOING TO BE THE V SHAPED BOUNCE- BACK THAT MEMBERS OF THE ADMINISTRATION WERE HOPING FOR AND THERE CONTINUES TO BE A LOT OF TENSION AS PEOPLE ON THE GROUND, VOTERS ARE THINKING I JUST NEED A LITTLE BIT MORE HELP TO GET THROUGH THE NEXT RENT PAYMENT EVEN THOUGH WE SEE A SILVER LINING, THERE'S DEEP ECONOMIC PAIN >> ABSOLUTELY SILVER LININGS DON'T E PAY THE BILLS

THANKS SO MUCH >> THANKS, ALLISON AL >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IN DALLAS TODAY TALKING ABOUT POLICE REFORM AT A ROUND TABLE WITH FAITH LEADERS >> WE MUST INVEST MORE ENERGY AND HO RESOURCES IN POLICE TRAINING AND RECRUITING AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WE HAVE TO RESPECT OUR POLICE AND TAKE CARE OF OUR G POLICE

THEY'RE PROTECTING US AND IF THEY'RE ALLOWED TO DO THEIR JOB, AND YOU ALWAYS HAVE A BAD APPLE THERE ARE NOT TOO MANY OF THEM AND THERE ARE NOT TOO MANY OF THEM IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT >> POLITICAL REPORTER, MONICA, TYTELL US MORE ABOUT THE VISIT

>> Reporter: THIS IS INA SIGNIFICANT ROUND TABLE THAT IS GOING ON STILL RIGHT NOW AND THE PRESIDENT IS SAYING THAT THE WHITE HOUSE IS WORKING TO FINALIZE AN EXECUTIVE ROORDER THAT WOULD DEAL WITH POLICING THIS IS THE FIRST CONCRETE ACTION WE'VE HEARD FROM ARTHE WHITE HOUSE AND OF COURSE, THAT'S NOT WRITTEN, FINALIZED OR SIGNED BUT IT DEALS WITH POLICE BRUTALITY AND HE SAID THE USE OF FORCE

WE'RE NOT SURE WHAT IS CONTAINED IN THAT BUT IT COMES IN A ROUND TABLE WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, FAITH LEADERS, AND YOU CAN PROBABLY HEAR WE HAVE SEVERAL HUNDRED BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTERS WHO HAVE COME OUT TO MAKE THEIR FEELINGS KNOWN ABOUT THE PRESIDENT AND WE'VE SEEN VERBAL CONFRONTATIONS AND SO FAR, EVERYTHING IS PEACEFUL FOR THE MOMENT BUT THE OTHER NEWS OUT OF THIS ROUND TABLE IS THAT THE PRESIDENT IS SUGGESTING HE COULD TAKE MORE ACTION THAN UNILATERAL EXECUTIVE ONES HE WANTS TO WORK WITH LAWMAKERS ON NECUCAPITOL HILL AND WE HAVE SEEN THE WHITE HOUSE SAY THE PRESIDENT REJECTS WHAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE PUT FORWARD IN TERMS LIOF POLICE REFORM AND REPUBLICANS ARE COMING TO THE TABLE TO SEE WHAT PACKAGE MAY WORK

>>> UGLY ANARCHISTS MUST BE STOPPED IMMEDIATELY AND HE CALLED ON WASHINGTON'S GOVERNOR AND OP SEATTLE'S MAYOR TO TAKE BACK YOUR CITY NOW WHAT IS THE WHITE HOUSE SAYING ABOUT ALL THIS? >> YOU'VE SEEN THE PRESIDENT GO AFTER MOSTLY DEMOCRATIC GOVERNORS LIKE JAY INSLEE CEIN WASHINGTON TO K TRY TO CONTINUE THE LAW AND ORDER MESSAGE FOR WEEKS NOW, THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN A BIT MORE FOCUSED ON THE EXTREME PROTESTERS, A WEEK AGO HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO DESIGNATE ANTIFA A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION WHICH NEVER CAME TO PASS THAT'S WHERE THE ATTENTION AND MMAN FOCUS IS

THE PRESIDENT WANTING TO MAKE THAT THE HESTORY AS OPPOSED TO THE PEACEFUL PROTESTERS WHO ER TOOK TO THE STREETS IN THE WEEKS SINCE THE KILLING G WITH GEORGE FLOYD THE PRESIDENT WAS TWEETING AND PUTTING MORE EMPHASIS ON WHAT HE SEES AS A FRINGE ELEMENT TO ALL OF THIS >> THE PRESIDENT ALSO ANNOUNCED HIS FIRST CAMPAIGN RALLY OF THE CORONAVIRUS ERA IT WILL BE JUNE 19th IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA IT'S THE SCENE OF ONE OF THE DEADLIEST RACE RIOTS IN US

HISTORY WHY CHOOSE THIS DURING A NATIONWIDE MOVEMENT? DO WE HAVE ANY INSIGHT HERE? >> REALLY SIGNIFICANT DATE AND LOCATION AND WE JUST CONFIRMED THAT THAT RALLY IS GOING FORWARD THE PRESIDENT HAD SUGGESTED IT AND THE CAMPAIGN IS MAKING IT OFFICIAL AND IT'S GOING TO TAKE PLACE INSIDE A GIANT ARENA THAT CAN HOLD AS MANY AS 19,000 PEOPLE

IN THIS AGE OF A PANDEMIC, STILL RAGING ON, FASCINATING AND WILD TO THINK OF THAT MANY PEOPLE COMING TOGETHER WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES WILL BE OR LKWHETHER PEOPLE WILL BE WEARING FACE MASKS BUT THE CAMPAIGN SAID REPUBLICANS 'S STAND WITH AND HONOR THE SIGNIFICANCE AND THE IMPORTANCE IO OF THE DATE BUT DEMOCRATS CAME OUT AND SLAMMED THE MOVE CALLING IT INAPPROPRIATE, CALLING IT JUST OUT OF SYNC WITH WHAT IS GOING ON THE PRESIDENT IS ITCHING TO GET BACK ON THE TRAIL

AND THAT'S WHY HE'S IN DALLAS HE'LL BEHOLDING A MULTIMILLION- DOLLAR FUNDRAISER FOR HIS RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN, ALLISON >> ALL RIGHT, MONICA, COVERING PRESIDENT TRUMP IN DALLAS, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI WANTS TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE STATUES FROM THE US

CAPITOL >> THESE NAMES HAVE TO GO TOFROM THESE BASES AND THESE STATUES HAVE TO GO FROM THE CAPITOL >> Reporter: LEE AN CALDWELL IS JOINING ME NOW WHAT ELSE DID SPEAKER PELOSI SAY? >> SHE ALSO WROTE A LETTER TO THE ORGANIZATION WITHIN THE CAPITOL COMPLEX THAT OVERSEES THE STATUES, ASKING THEM TO BE REMOVED SHE ALSO SAID THAT THE FIRST TIME SHE WAS SPEAKER, SHE WAS ABLE TO MOVE A STATUE OF ROBERT E

LEE TO A DIFFERENT SECTION OF THE CAPITOL THAT'S MORE UNDERGROUND THAT'S ALL THAT'S IN HER POWER IS TO BE ARS ABLE TO MOVE THEM TO A DIFFERENT PLACE IN THE CAPITOL SHE WANTS THEM MOVED OUT OF THE CAPITOL COMPLETELY, REPRESENTATIVE BARBARA LEE OF TEXAS IS EXPECTED TO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION AND THERE'S EXPECTED TO BE COMPANION LEGISLATION IN THE SENATE THAT SENATOR CORY BOOKER COULD INTRODUCE AT ANY POINT THIS WEEK TO REALLY TRY TO PUSH THAT ISSUE FORWARD SENATOR MITCH McCONNELL, THE MAJORITY LEADER WAS ASKED ABOUT THE ISSUE TODAY AND HE SAID THAT HE THINKS IT SHOULD BE UP TO THE STATE EVERY SINGLE STATE HAS STATUES IN THE CAPITOL

AND THEY ARE THE ONES THAT DECIDE IT SHOULD BE THE STATE'S DECISION TO REMOVE THE STATUES AND NOT THE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS >> HOW ABOUT THE BASES NAMED AFTER CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS THE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE MOVING TO RENAME THEM WE HAVE HEARD HOW THE PRESIDENT FEELS

>> I WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT MITCH McCONNELL AND HE SAID HE THOUGHT IT WAS UP TO THE STATES AS FOR THE BASES, HE DID NOT ANSWER THAT QUESTION AT ALL IF THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE SHOULD % DECIDE THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE DID DECIDE THEY VOTED ALONG A VOICE LEVOTE

A COUPLE OF REPUBLICANS IN THE COMMITTEE AND OVERWHELMINGLY THEY VOTED %TO MOVE FORWARD ON RENAMING THE BASES THEY WOULD START TO STUDY IT AND GET STAKEHOLDERS AND IT WAS A REALLY BIG STEP FOR THE SENATE, FOR SENATE REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS TO AGREE ON THIS IT WAS A MEASURE INTRODUCED BY SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN

THE SENATE HOPES THAT REPUBLICANS [ INAUDIBLE ] BUT BASED ON THE MOVE OF MANY ON THE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE, THEY SIDED AGAINST THE PRESIDENT AND MOVING FORWARD ANAND CHANGING SOME OF CA THE NAMES, ALLISON SENATE REPUBLICANS ANNOUNCED LEGISLATION IS COMING HERE'S WHAT MITCH McCONNELL SAID ABOUT THIS >> WE'RE STILL WRESTLING WITH AMERICA'S ORIGINAL SIN WE TRY TO GET BETTER BUT EVERY NOW AND THEN IT'S PERFECTLY CLEAR WE'RE A LONG WAY FROM THE FINISH LINE

>> WHERE DOES THAT LEGISLATION STAND? >> IT'S STILL IN THE WORKS SENATE NA REPUBLICANS LED BY TIM SCOTT OF SOUTH CAROLINA, IT'S STILL WORKING ON IT WITH HIS COLLEAGUES IT'S SLOWED DOWN A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE THINGS JUST TAKE TIME AND THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A VERY COMPLICATED ISSUE SENATOR SCOTT TOLD REPORTERS THAT IT'S NOT GOING TO BE RELEASED THIS WEEK IT WILL PROBABLY BE MORE D LIKE NEXT WEEK

BUT THEY ARE STILL FIGURING OUT THE DETAILS OF WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE THERE'S A COUPLE OF THINGS HETO NOTE ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S INCLUDED IN THE DEMOCRATIC BILL IS THE IDEA OF QUALIFIED IMMUNITY THAT AS RR IT CURRENTLY HANDS? CURRENT POLAW, INDIVIDUAL POLICE OFFICERS ARE NOT ABLE TO BE HELD PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR AN DAMAGE TO LIFE AND PROPERTY DEMOCRATS WANT TO CHANGE THAT SO THERE'S RESPONSIBILITY BY THE POLICE OFFICERS THERE WAS A PO DISCUSSION AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK AMONG SENATE REPUBLICANS IF THEY OIWERE GOING TO ALLOW SOME OF THAT RESPONSIBILITY ON THE POLICE

AND IT LOOKS LIKE AS THE WEEK HAS PROGRESSED THAT REPUBLICANS ARE NOT GOING TO MOVE INTO THAT DIRECTION SO WE DO EXPECT THE REPUBLICAN BILL TO BE MUCH MORE NARROW AND NOT GO NEARLY AS FAR AS THE DEMOCRATIC BILL BUT THEY ARE E HAVING CONVERSATIONS AND THAT IS PROOF THAT THE POLITICS TIIS ON THE SIDE OF MAKING SOME OF THESE REFORMS, ALLISON >> ALL RIGHT, LEE ANN, SO MUCH GOING ON, THANKS FOR GETTING US UP TO SPEED >>> THE NATION'S TOP MILITARY OFFICER APOLOGIZING, SAYING HE SHOULD IN NOT HAVE WALKED WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP LAST WEEK TO LAFAYETTE SQUARE TO ST

JOHN'S CHURCH >> AS MANY OF YOU SAW, A PHOTOGRAPH OF ME THAT SPARKED A NATIONAL DEBATE ABOUT THE ROLE OF THE MANY IT IN CIVIL SOCIETY I SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN THERE IN THAT MOMENT, IT CREATED A PERCEPTION OF THE MILITARY INVOLVED IN ON DOMESTIC POLITICS

IT WAS A MISTAKE THAT I LEARNED FROM AND I SINCERELY HOPE WE ALL CAN LEARN FROM IT >>> PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT, JOINING ME NOW AND COURTNEY, WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT WHAT PROMPTED THIS APOLOGY? >> SO I MEAN HE LAID IT OUT A LITTLE BIT RIGHT % THERE IN SAYING THAT IT SPARKED A NATIONAL R DEBATE HE READS A LOT AND LOOKS AT TWITTER TWAND SOCIAL MEDIA

AND HE PAYS ATTENTION TO THE NEWS IT WAS NOT LOST ON HIM THAT AFTER HE APPEARED AT THE WHITE HOUSE IN HIS WHAT THEY CALL THE ACUs A LOT OF PEOPLE CALL IT BATTLE OF COMBAT FATIGUE APPEARED THERE AND WALKED KELT WI THE PRESIDENT AND KEPT HIMSELF OUT THE PHOTO OP AND EVERYONE KNEW HE %WAS THERE

AND THEN HE WAS SEEN AROUND DC VISITING THE TROOPS IT WAS A VERY SENSITIVE TIME IN DC

THERE WAS TALK OF THE INSURRECTION ACT Y BEING INVOKED AND WHEN YOU HAVE THE SENIOR MILITARY OFFICER WALKING AROUND THE CITY IN HIS COMBAT FATIGUES, THERE WAS A LOT OF CRITICISM THAT NIGHT AND IN THE ENSUING DAYS AND THERE WAS CONCERN AND CRITICISM AND HE TOOK IT TO HEART T, >> WE PLAYED A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT HE HAD TO SAY I THINK WE HAVE ANOTHER CLIP

WHAT ELSE DID HE OFFER UP IN THE APOLOGY? >> I MEAN, HE ID SAID THAT IT WAS A MISTAKE THIS IS SOMETHING WE HAVEN'T GEHEARD HIM TALK ABOUT A LOT PREVIOUS CHAIRMAN I'VE COVERED A HALF DOZEN OF –THEM OR MORE AT NOTHE PENTAGON THEY WILL MAKE THE CASE IN AN ELECTION YEAR ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO KEEP THE UNIFORMED MILITARY APOLITICAL HIS PREDECESSOR HAMMERED THAT ALL THE TIME

HE SAID IT'S UR VERY IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE MILITARY REMAINS APOLITICAL WE HAVE HEARD THAT MESSAGE SEVERAL TIMES FROM SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MARK ESPER IT'S SOMETHING THAT HE FEELS STRONGLY ABOUT AS WELL AND OF COURSE, WE FORGET THERE'S CISTILL CIVILIAN CONTROL OF THE MILITARY THAT IS THE LAW

SECRETARY ESPER IS THE HEAD OF THE PENTAGON AND HE'S A POLITICAL APPOINTEE THEY HAVE TO WALK A THFINE LINE AND ESPECIALLY WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO FREQUENTLY TALKS TH ABOUT THE MILITARY AND PULLS THE MILITARY INTO ISSUES IT'S DIFFICULT FOR THE HEGENERAL AND THE OTHER CHIEFS AND THE MILITARY SERVICES TO KEEP THEMSELVES OUT OF THE POLITICAL DISCUSSION ALLISON

>> COURTNEY, THE MILITARY HAS BEEN CRITICIZED FOR NOT HAVING MANY AFRICAN- AMERICANS IN HIGH RANKING POSITIONS HOW DID HE ADDRESS THAT >> SO, PART OF IT IS APP INSTITUTIONAL ISSUE IT'S EXISTED FOR A LONG TIME IN THE MILITARY AND IT GOES BACK TO VIETNAM

I DON'T THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE REALIZE THAT THERE WAS A DRAFT AND A LOT OF AFRICAN- AMERICAN SOLDIERS WERE PUT DIRECTLY INTO COMBAT, PARTICULARLY IN THE ARMY THERE WAS A STIGMA AMONG THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY ABOUT SERVING IN COMBAT ARMS SO FOR ON GENERATIONS, WE DIDN'T SEE AS MANY AFRICAN- AMERICANS WHO CAME INTO THE MILITARY WELL, YOU GENERALLY ARE GOING TO NEED A COMBAT ARMS TOUR OR OREXPERIENCE TO MAKE IT UP TO THE GENERAL IC OFFICER LEVEL, PARTICULARLY IN THE ARMY

SO IN MANY WAYS, THAT SORT OF ELIMINATED MANY AFRICAN-AMERICAN SOLDIERS FROM MAKING IT UP THAT HIGH THE OTHER REALITY IS THE NUMBER OF OFFICERS, SO NOT THE ENLISTED RANKS, BUT THE NUMBER OF OFFICERS, THE NUMBER OF AFRICAN- AMERICANS IN THE OFFICER RANKS, THEY WERE %JUST NOT WELL REPRESENTED IN IT THE RANKS IT'S SOMETHING THAT IN MORE RECENT YEARS, WE'VE SEEN A FLUCTUATION AND CHANGE, WE HAD THE FIRST FOUR STAR AIR FORCE CHIEF OF STAFF WAS CONFIRMED THIS WEEK AND NOWE HAD FOUR STARS COMMANDING GENERALS OVER, IT HAS CHANGED A BIT THBUT THE OVERALL NUMBER OF AFRICAN- AMERICANS ARE UNDERREPRESENTED WHEN IT T COMES TO THE SENIOR MEMBER, PARTICULARLY THE FOUR STAR GENERALS AND ADMIRALS AFRICAN- AMERICANS ARE DRAMATICALLY UNDERREPRESENTED

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>> TODAY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OFFICIALLY CALLING IT A PANDEMIC NONE OF IT IS UNAFFECTED BY THE IMPACT >> COMING IN NOVEMBER, PEOPLE WILL BE VOTING FOR CIVILITY >> I HAVE TO PLAN A FUNERAL HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK? >> TO KEEP OUR SPIRITS UP

>> HEAR FROM EVERYDAY PEOPLE GRAPPLING WITH THE ISSUES OF OUR TIME >> THIS COUNTRY WAS FORGED BY SHARED SACRIFICE AND ONCE AGAIN WE'RE CALLED TO STEP UP STAY INFORMED AND STAY ENGAGED AS WE FOLLOW THIS JOURNEY TOGETHER I'M LESTER HOLT AND FOR ALL MY COLLEAGUES AT NBC NEWS, TAKE CARE

>> IF IT'S ASKING FOR ACCOUNTABILITY, RESPIRATORS AND VENTILATORS, >> IF IT'S NAVIGATING THE NEW NORMAL AND IF IT'S SUNDAY, IT'S MEET THE PRESS >> THE STORY CHANGES HOURLY >> MORE STATES ARE DOING A SLOW ROLLOUT LIFTS THE STAY AT HE ORDERS WITH LESS THAN 2% OF THE NATION TESTED >> IT'S THE 11th HOUR

>> POLICE DEPARTMENTS ARE STARTING TO CHANGE POLICIES AFTER TWO WEEKS OF PROTESTS AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY GEORGE FLOYD DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY AND THE POLICE CHIEF IS PULLING OUT OF THE NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE UNION IN LOUISVILLE, BREONNA TAYLOR WAS KILLED IN HER OWN APARTMENT >> MARK IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE BLACK LAW ENFORCEMENT ALLIANCE

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US TODAY WE HAVE SEEN INDIVIDUAL CITIES STARTING TO MAKE CHANGES HERE WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL? >> I THINK THE FEDERAL LEVEL NEEDS TO INITIATE A NATIONAL MOVEMENT TO RESTORE POLICE AND IT NEEDS TO BE CLEAR NATIONAL STANDARDS THAT DEAL WITH THE THE AUTHORITY THAT THE POLICE OPERATE UNDER AND THE CLEAR, WELL DEFINED PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS SO THAT THERE'S NO MISMATCH

YOU DON'T HAVE ONE STATE OR JURISDICTION YOU HAVE MORE OF A UNIVERSAL APPROACH TO POLICING >> CRITICS OF FEDERAL REFORM SAY IT'S HARD TO APPLY A ONE SIZE FITS ALL POLICY BECAUSE DIFFERENT POLICE DEPARTMENTS NEED TO OPERATE DIFFERENTLY BASED ON THEIR CITIES WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THAT? >> IT'S HARD BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE AND I THINK WHAT WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT POLICING IS PROFESSIONAL WORK

SO IN ALL PROFESSIONS, THERE ARE STANDARDS AND MODES OF OPERATION THAT HAVE TO APPLY ACROSS THE BOARD AND THAT MAKES IT, MORE EQUITABLE AND RAISES THE LEVEL OF THE PROFESSIONAL POLICE OFFICERS >> HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI TALKED ABOUT POLICE UNIONS TODAY SAYING THEY WANT TO BE A PART OF POLICE REFORM BUT POLICE UNIONS HAVE BEEN CRITICIZED AS A BARRIER TO REFORM WHAT IS YOUR TAKE? ARE THEY? >> THE POLICE UNIONS WILL BE IN THE WAY OF ANY SIGNIFICANT OR SUBSTANTIVE REFORM BUT I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT THE MEN AND WOMEN ON THE STREET WHO ACTUALLY DO THE WORK, NOT UNIONS THAT REPRESENT THEM BUT THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO CAME INTO THE WORK IDEALISTICALLY

THEY ARE ON BOARD FOR REFORM AND THEY UNDERSTAND THE NEED FOR REFORM IS UNAVOIDABLE THERE WILL BE REFORM IT'S A MATTER OF ARE YOU GOING TO BE INVOLVED OR TAKEN OVER BY THEM? BUT THEY'RE DEFINITELY ON THE WAY >> I'D LIKE TO GET YOUR PERSPECTIVE ON ANTIPOLICE SENTIMENT

WHAT ARE YOU HEARING FROM THE OFFICERS IN YOUR ALLIANCE ABOUT THE CURRENT WHAT ARE THEY TELLING YOU? WHAT ARE THEIR CONCERNS? WHAT KIND OF CONVERSATIONS ARE YOUR HAVING? >> I'VE HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH A WIDE RANGE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS IF YOU DEAL WITH THE UNIONS, THEY PROMOTE AND PUSH THE IDEA THAT THERE'S A LOT OF ANTIPOLICE SENTIMENT AND THE LEVEL OF DANGER HAS BEEN INCREASED OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS THE REALITY OF IT IS POLICE WORK IS DANGEROUS

THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO AGREED TO THIS PROFESSION DO SO FULL AWARE THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN DANGERS INHERENT IN THE PROFESSION AND THEY ACCEPT THAT RESPONSIBILITY AND THEY ALSO UNDERSTAND QUITE CLEARLY THAT THINGS CHANGE AND FOR THIS PROFESSION, THIS NOBLE, BRAVE, HONORABLE PROFESSION TO CONTINUE INTO THE FUTURE AND BE RESPECTED AND HAVE GREAT COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS, THERE HAVE TO BE CHANGES THE MEN AND WOMEN ON THE STREET WITH OPEN TO THE IDEA OF THE REFORM EVEN IF IT MEANS DISCOMFORT IN THE SHORT TERM >> THANKS SO MUCH FOR COMING ON TO HAVE THIS IMPORTANT CONVERSATION I REALLY APPRECIATE IT

>> THANK YOU >>> JOE BIDEN, THE APPARENT DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE BLASTING PRESIDENT TRUMP'S PANDEMIC RESPONSE TODAY AT A ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION WITH BLACK BUSINESS OWNERS IN PHILADELPHIA >> WHY ARE WE IN TERMS OF ON A PERCENTAGE BASIS, WHY IS OUR UNEMPLOYMENT SO MUCH HIGHER? WHY IS OUR DEATH RATE SO MUCH HIGHER? WHY DO WE HAVE SO MANY CASES DIAGNOSED SO FAR? SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER BECAUSE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN THIS ADMINISTRATION DID NOTHING THEY DID NOTHING

>> MIKE, AHEAD OF THIS ROUND TABLE RELEASED A REOPENING PLAN WHAT'S IN IT? >> Reporter: WHEN THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCED HE WAS GOING TO TALK ABOUT HIS OPENING PLAN WE SAW THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN TRIED TO OFFER A PRE- BUTTAL THE ECONOMY HAS BEGUN TO REOPEN AND PEOPLE HAVE BEGUN TO GET HIRED AND BIDEN TOOK AIM AT THAT SAYING THAT TRUMP'S REOPENING PLAN WAS SIMPLY ONE PLAN, ONE POINT TO THE PLAN JUST REOPEN

AND HIS IS MUCH MORE DETAILED, THE CONDITIONS FOR BUSINESSES TO OPEN SAFELY AND A BIG PART OF THE PLAN IS THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE A BACKSTOP FOR BUSINESSES IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE ENOUGH PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND THERE SHOULD BE PAID LEAVE AND GUARANTEED CHILD CARE FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO GO BACK TO WORK WHEN CHILDREN ARE NOT IN SCHOOL AND DON'T HAVE OTHER DAYCARE AVAILABLE AND HE TALKED ABOUT A PUBLIC HEALTH FORCE OF UP TO 100,000 PEOPLE THAT WOULD BE INVOLVED WITH CONTACT TRACING A DIFFERENT PROCESS BUT SOMETHING THAT'S ESSENTIAL

THE BOTTOM LINE FROM FORMER VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN IS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS RUSHED THE COUNTRY IN A WAY THAT CONTINUES TO PUT THE COUNTRY AT RISK AND HE SAYS IT NEEDS TO BE MORE CAREFUL AND DELIBERATE IN TERMS OF THE LARGER PICTURE AS BIDEN IS APPEARING IN PUBLIC, DO YOU SEE, HIS AUDIENCE WAS JUST FOR PARTICIPANTS THERE WAS NO LARGE AUDIENCE AND ONLY A SMALL GROUP OF REPORTERS

SO BIDEN HIMSELF VERY CLEARLY MAKING SURE TO ABIDE BY HIS OWN PLANS >> LET'S COVER THE ISSUE OF POLICE REFORM JOE BIDEN DOES NOT SUPPORT DEFUNDING THE POLICE DID HE WEIGH IN ON POLICE REFORM AT ALL? >> WE DIDN'T HEAR MUCH DISCUSSION OF THAT HE DID REFER TO PRESIDENT TRUMP GOING TO TEXAS

WE KNOW IT'S OKLAHOMA TO DO SOME RALLIES AND YOU WERE TALKING TO MONICA WE HEARD FROM JOE BIDEN WITH COMMENTS ABOUT POLICE REFORM IN A COUPLE OF EVENTS YESTERDAY INCLUDING AN INTERVIEW ON THE DAILY SHOW AND HE TALKED ABOUT THE FACT THAT HE'S NOT IN FAVOR OF DEFUNDING THE POLICE BUT HIS PLAN FOR POLICE REFORM WOULD INCLUDE MAKING SURE THAT THERE ARE STRINGS ATTACHED TO FEDERAL AID THAT GOES TO LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS THEY WOULD NEED TO DO THINGS SIMILAR TO WHAT THE CONGRESSIONAL, TO BAN CHOKE HOLDS AND MAKE SURE THERE'S ACCOUNTABILITY WITH AN INDEPENDENT PROSECUTOR TO LOOK INTO POLICE SHOOTINGS

>> WE'VE HEARD PRESIDENT TRUMP'S WARNINGS ABOUT MAIL-IN VOTING FRAUD AND JOE BIDEN IS SOUNDING OFF ON HIS BIGGEST FEAR >> THIS PRESIDENT IS GOING TO TRY TO STEAL THE ELECTION THIS IS THE GUY THAT SAID ALL MAIL-IN BALLOTS ARE FRAUDULENT VOTING BY MAIL

WHILE HE SITS BEHIND A DESK IN THE OVAL OFFICE AND WRITES HIS MAIL-IN BALLOT TO VOTE IN THE PRIMARY >> PRESS SECRETARY KAYLEIGH McENANY SAYS THAT'S A RIDICULOUS PROPOSITION AND BIDEN SAID HE'S CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF PRESIDENT TRUMP REFUSED TO LEAVE AFTER LOSING THE ELECTION ARE THESE POSSIBILITIES? AND IF SO, WHAT CAN JOE BIDEN DO ABOUT IT? >> IN THE TRUMP ERA, EVERYTHING IS ON THE TABLE AND THIS IS A CONCERN AS BIDEN SAID

IT'S HIS BIGGEST CONCERN ABOUT THE ELECTION, AND HIS CAMPAIGN SAID WHETHER OR NOT PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO GET TO THE POLLS AND VOTE SAFELY WE SAW THE CONFUSION AND CHAOS IN GEORGIA AND THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN IS READY TO DEPLOY ELECTION LAWYERS AROUND THE COUNTRY IF NECESSARY AND AS IT RELATES TO THE QUESTION OF WHETHER HE WOULD LEAVE IF HE LOST THE ELECTION HE WAS CONCERNED BUT HE'S MORE CONFIDENT THAT WON'T BE AN ISSUE IN PART BECAUSE OF WHAT WE'VE SEEN FROM FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF AND FORMER MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY COMES OUT TO BE CRITICAL OF THE RHETORIC WE'VE HEARD FROM THE PRESIDENT

HE'S CONFIDENT THAT THE MILITARY WOULD ESCORT THE PRESIDENT OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE IF HE LOST BUT THERE'S A CONCERN ABOUT THE LENGTH AND THE TIMELINE FOLLOWING ELECTION DAY OF COUNTING THE VOTES HERE IN PENNSYLVANIA THEY'RE STILL COUNTS VOTES FROM A WEEK AGO AND WE'RE SEEING THAT POTENTIALLY A REAL ISSUE IN STATES WITH A LOT OF MAIL-IN VOTING IN ARIZONA THE NIGHTMARE SCENARIO IS THAT THERE'S A CLOSE ELECTION THAT DEPENDS ON RESULTS IN TWO OR THREE STATES AND THE PROCESS OF COUNTING THE VOTES MIGHT GO ON FOR WEEKS

THAT COULD CREATE ISSUES FOR US IN THIS COUNTRY >> SURE COULD >> BIDEN WANTS TO CRACK DOWN ON THE SPREAD OF FALSE INFORMATION HE IS ASKING FACEBOOK TO CHANGE ITS POLICIES TWEETING WE SAW IN 2016 WHAT HAPPENED WHEN SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS ALLOWED DISINFORMATION TO RUN RAMPANT IT PUT THE INTEGRITY OF OUR ELECTIONS AT RISK

WE CANNOT LET IT HAPPEN WHAT IS BIDEN PROPOSING TO STOP THIS? >> THIS IS A FASCINATING STORY TO ME AND WE'VE SEEN DEMOCRATS ON CAPITOL HILL AND OF COURSE NOW ON THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN AS WELL SOUNDING THE ALARM INCREASINGLY OVER TIME ABOUT THE FACT THAT THEY DON'T SEE FACEBOOK AS ACTING IN GOOD FAITH AND MAYBE BEING TOO DIFFERENTIAL TO PRESIDENT TRUMP THEY SAID THAT FACEBOOK NEEDS TO DO A BETTER JOB OF RELYING ON CREDIBLE NEWS SOURCES AND CREDIBLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION AS PART OF THE FACT CHECKING WHEN FACEBOOK ANNOUNCED A NUMBER OF MEDIA OUTLETS, THERE WERE SOME CONSERVATIVE LEANING OUTLETS AMONG THEIR TRUSTED SOURCES AND THAT GAVE DEMOCRATS A LOT OF CONCERN

AND THERE NEEDS TO BE MUCH MORE INTENSE FACT CHECKING PERIOD, ESPECIALLY IN THE FINAL TWO WEEKS OF THE ELECTION THEY'RE CALLING FOR A HIGHER STANDARD ON R IN TERMS OF ACCEPTING ADVERTISING THAT COULD CONTAIN FALSE CLAIMS AND THE OTHER POINT THAT THEY'RE MAKING HAS TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT THINK THINK THERE'S NOT ENOUGH EFFORT TO CLEAR UP MISINFORMATION WE'VE SEEN DEMOCRATS ON CAPITOL HILL ASK THE QUESTION OF IF SOMEBODY POSTS SOMETHING ON FACEBOOK SAYING THAT THE ELECTION IS ON THIS DAY AND WE KNOW THAT'S NOT THE CASE WOULD THEY DELETE THAT

>> FACEBOOK HAS RESPONDED TO THIS OPEN LETTER FROM THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN SAYING ESSENTIALLY THAT THEY ARE FOLLOWING THE ELECTED OFFICIALS THE SORT OF POLICIES PUT FORTH BY ELECTED OFFICIALS, NOT CANDIDATES AND THE PROBLEM THAT THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN HAS WITH THAT RESPONSE IS THERE'S AN EXECUTIVE ORDER FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP THAT WOULD MAKE IT HARDER FOR MEDIA SITES TO ENGAGE IN FACT CHECKING PRESIDENT TRUMP DOESN'T WANT ANY OF THAT AND THEY SEE THAT AS AN UNFAIR STANDARD THEY'RE SHOWING A CLEAR PREFERENCE FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

>> IT SOUNDS LIKE WE MIGHT HAVE PUT YOU NEXT TO A STATION THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> THREE OF THE TECH GIANTS SAY THEY WON'T LET THE POLICE USE FACIAL RECOGNITION AM ZORN BANNING THE POLICE FROM USING THEIR SOFTWARE FOR A YEAR >> THE USE OF FACIAL RECOGNITION HAS BEEN HIGHLY CONTROVERSIAL FOR SOME TIME

OF COURSE, ONE OF THE REASONS IS TECHNOLOGICAL IT HASN'T BEEN ALL THAT ACCURATE IN IDENTIFYING PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT WHITE AND THAT'S ALSO FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE REASONS THE SCRUTINY THAT COMMUNITIES OF COLOR COME UNDER IN THIS COUNTRY IS EXACERBATED IF POLICE USE FACIAL RECOGNITION ON THEM COMPANIES ARE BEGINNING TO RECOGNIZE THE MOMENT AND ARE PULLING BACK

IBM WAS THE FIRST TO SAY WE WILL NO LONGER BE IN THE BUSINESS OF FACIAL RECOGNITION THEY WILL WITHDRAW FROM THE INDUSTRY ENTIRELY AND AMAZON MAKES A PRODUCT WIDELY USED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT SAID IT WOULD OBSERVE A ONE-YEAR MORATORIUM UNTIL SOME SORT OF FEDERAL STANDARD IS ESTABLISHED AND THIS MORNING, MICROSOFT IS SAYING IT TOO WILL GET OUT OF THE BUSINESS OF GIVING FACIAL RECOGNITION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT UNTIL THERE'S A NATIONAL STANDARD ESTABLISHED THIS WON'T CHANGE EVERYTHING A LOT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT USES VERY SMALL SOFTWARE COMPANIES AND PACKAGES THAT YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF

AND THOSE COMPANIES ARE NOT MAKING THE SAME KIND OF ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THESE THREE BIG COMPANIES ARE BUT THIS IS A VERY BIG DEAL FOR THE PEOPLE WHO DESIGN THESE SYSTEMS THE CONCERN THAT THEY ARE NOT GREAT AT IDENTIFYING PEOPLE ACCURATELY AMAZON'S SYSTEM WHEN SHOWN BLACK AND BROWN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS IDENTIFIED THEM AS CRIMINALS, REALLY SUPER CHARGED THE DEBATE AROUND THIS AT THIS MOMENT IT'S CLEAR THAT THE COMPANIES ARE FEELING THE PRESSURE, FEELING THE MOMENT OF NATIONAL RECKONING AND DO NOT WANT TO BE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY

AND THEY ARE PULLING OUT OF THE BUSINESS OF FACIAL RECOGNITION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT >> YOU WON'T SEE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG AT NASCAR EVENTS THE ONLY BLACK DRIVER SAID IT WAS TIME FOR A CHANGE >> GOOD AFTERNOON RIGHT NOW I'M AT MIAMI'S HOMESTEAD, THE SPEEDWAY WHERE IT'S A NEW DAY AND AGE FOR NASCAR

ON SUNDAY FOR THE FIRST TIME THERE'LL BE FANS IN THE STANDS, UP TO A THOUSAND SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN FROM THE LOCAL AIR BASE IN SOUTH FLORIDA BEYOND THAT A NEW DAY AND AGE IN TERMS OF THE SOCIAL POLICIES OF THE ORGANIZATION NASCAR HAS BEEN AROUND FOR THE 72 YEARS AND THEY ARE NOW CHANGING THE POLICY AS IT CONCERNS THE CONFEDERATE FLAG AND WHETHER OR NOT FANS CAN DISPLAY THAT IT'S NO LONGER ALLOWED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY THIS ALL SPRANG UP IN THE CONTEXT AND CLIMATE OF WHAT'S GOING ON AROUND THE COUNTRY

AND THE ONLY FULL-TIME BLACK DRIVER, BUBBA WALLACE CALLED ON NASCAR TO STEP UP AND MAKE CHANGES, AND WITHIN TWO DAYS, THEY DID THE CONFEDERATE FLAG RUNS CONTEMPORARY TO THE ENVIRONMENT AFTER INCLUSION AND THEY WANT TO FOSTER WHEN THEY COME OUT TO A RACE THAT WAS A BIG DEAL AND IT CAME ON THE HEELS OF SEEING THE PRESIDENT OF NASCAR STOP DRIVERS BEFORE THEY STARTED THE RACE AND OBSERVE 30 SECONDS OF SILENCE FOR THE VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY AND RACIAL INJUSTICE IN THIS COUNTRY TWO ENORMOUS STEPS THAT FEW COULD HAVE ENVISIONED IT'S ALL PICKED UP STEAM

WE KNOW THERE ARE MANY DRIVERS WHO STAND BEHIND BUBBA WALLACE SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN THE SPORT FROM JIMMY JOHNSON TO DALE EARNHARDT JR RIGHT NOW THEY JUST WANT TO LISTEN THERE'S BEEN SOME BACKLASH, A PART-TIME TRUCK SERIES DRIVER WHO POST THAT HAD BECAUSE OF THE POLICIES ON THE FLAG AND PERMITTING PEOPLE TO KNEEL DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, HE'S DONE THAT APPEARS TO BE THE EXCEPTION NOT THE RULE

>>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE PROTECTED >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6 A

M EASTERN ♪♪ >>> WE'RE MOVING INTO UNCHARTED TERRITORY THE ENORMOUS CHALLENGE OF REOPENING THE COUNTRY >> STADIUMS WILL LIKELY BE EMPTY UNTIL NEXT YEAR

>> MORE ANTIBODY TESTING SITES ARE POPPING UP >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT BREAKING NEWS >> EXPECT TO SEE MORE CASES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

>> LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6 AM EASTERN >> TODAY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OFFICIALLY CALLING IT A PANDEMIC NONE OF US IS UNAFFECTED BY ITS IMPACT

>> COMING IN NOVEMBER, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE VOTING FOR CIVILITY >> I HAVE TO PLAN A FUNERAL AND HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK >> YOU DON'T PREPARE FOR GIVING BIRTH IN A PANDEMIC >> THE IMPORTANCE IS TO KEEP OUR SPIRITS UP >> HEAR FROM EVERYDAY PEOPLE GRAPPLING WITH THE ISSUES OF OUR TIME

>> THIS COMPANY WAS FORGED BY A SHARED SACRIFICE AND WE'RE CALLED TO STEP UP STAY INFORMED AND STAY ENGAGED AS WE FOLLOW THE JOURNEY TOGETHER I'M LESTER HOLT IF FOR ALL MY COLLEAGUES, TAKE CARE >> IF IT'S ASKING THE TOUGH QUESTIONS >> WOULD YOU PREFER A 14 DAY NATIONAL SHUTDOWN

>> IT'S ASKING FOR ACCOUNTABILITY >> IF IT'S NAVIGATING THE NEW NORMAL IN AMERICA AND IF IT'S SUNDAY, MEET THE PRESS >> A PANDEMIC THAT'S TURNED OUR WORLD UPSIDE DOWN >> MORE STATES ARE DOING A SLOW ROLLOUT LIFTING THE ST AT HOME ORDERS WITH LESS THAN 2% OF OUR NATION TESTED

>> IT'S THE 11th HOUR >> SEAWORLD IN ORLANDO IS BACK OPEN TODAY BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF NEW RULES BEYOND MANDATORY MASKS HOW THE THEME PARKS ARE ADJUSTING TO THE COVID-19 ERA >> SEAWORLD OPENED TODAY AS A MATTER OF FACT EVEN BEFORE THE GATES OPENED THERE WERE PEOPLE LINED UP, SORT OF A SIGN OF THE PENT-UP DESIRE TO GET OUT AND DO THINGS

OF COURSE, GOING TO THEME PARKS, WHETHER IT'S TO SEAWORLD OR UNIVERSAL OR DISNEY WORLD WHICH WILL OPEN NEXT MONTH THE SYSTEMS ARE QUITE DIFFERENT WHEN YOU ARRIVE YOU HAVE TO HAVE YOUR TEMPERATURE CHECKED LET'S SAY YOU ARRIVE AND IT'S A HOT DAY, A 90- DEGREE DAY IN ORLANDO

AND THE TEMPERATURE SHOWS YOU'RE ABOVE AVERAGE IT'S NOT LIKE YOU'D NECESSARILY HAVE TO LEAVE THEY'LL TAKE YOU TO A COOLING TENT AND LET YOU SIT DOWN AND TAKE YOUR TEMPERATURE AGAIN WHEN YOU BUY A TICKET, THAT TICKET BECAUSE THE CONCERN IS THAT THE CORONAVIRUS CAN SURVIVE ON SURFACES, THAT TICKET HAS A BAR CODE YOU WALK UP TO THE GATE AND HOLD IT UP AND THROUGH THE PLEXIGLAS THERE'S SOMEBODY WITH A BAR CODE READER, THEY READ THE BAR CODE AND IN YOU GO

THERE'S NO TOUCHING ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S DIFFERENT AT THE THEME PARKS IS THIS YOU HAVE TO WEAR A MASK AT UNIVERSAL, ONE OF THE THINGS THEY DID BECAUSE THEY REALIZED THAT PEOPLE WILL GET VERY HOT THEY SET UP A REST AREA WHERE PEOPLE WITH PULL DOWN THEIR MASKS AND BREATHE FOR A LITTLE BIT AND COOL DOWN AND GO BACK OUT WITH THE MASKS BACK UP

HERE IN THE INTERACTION WITH THE DOLPHINS, USED TO BE YOU COULD FEED THE DOLPHINS AND TOUCH THE DOLPHINS, BUT BECAUSE OF COVID- 19 FOR THE TIME BEING, YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO ACTUALLY TOUCH THEM OR FEED THEM IT'S JUST ONE OF THE CHANGES AND ALL OF THIS IS BEING PUT TOGETHER WITH THE IDEA OF BEING CAUTIOUS GO OUT, HAVE A GOOD TIME, AND THEN FIND OUT THAT THEY % UNINTENTIONALLY CAME IN THAT THEY UNINTENTIONALLY CAME IN CONTACT WITH CORONAVIRUS SO THE THEME PARKS WHICH HAVE COLLECTIVELY LOST ABOUT $10 BILLION ARE HOPING THAT THIS SLOW RAMP UP OF GETTING BACK INTO BUSINESS WILL GET THE ECONOMIC ENGINE OF CENTRAL FLORIDA AND THE WHOLE THEME PARK INDUSTRY GOING AGAIN

BACK TO YOU >> HEY, S EVERYONE! I'M ALLISON MORRIS! YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW" LET'S GO TO ALEXI SHE HAS THE LATEST HEADLINES ALEXA, I KNOW YOU HAVE A LOT

TAKE IT AWAY >> Reporter: ALLISON, THANK YOU WE'RE STARTING WITH A QUICK MARKET UPDATE THE DOW PLUNGED MORE THAN 1800 POINTS A DAY THAT'S NEARLY 7%

THE NATION AVERAGE IS PUTTING THEIR WORST DAY SINCE MARCH ON CONCERNS OF A SURGE OF NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES AS SOME STATES BEGIN TO REOPEN THE S&P SLID 9% AND NASDAQ 3% PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FACING BACKLACK FOR HOLDING A CAMPAIGN ON THE DAY MARKING THE END OF SLAVERY DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSWOMAN KAREN BASS OF CALIFORNIA CALLED IT A, QUOTE, SLAP IN THE FACE TO BLACK PEOPLE ANOTHER DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKER CALLED IT, QUOTE, OVERT RACISM

WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE DECISION, IT WAS SAID IT WAS, QUOTE, A MEANINGFUL DAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP >>> HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI IS DEMANDING THE RENAMING OF CERTAIN MILITARY BASES AS WELL AS REMOVAL OF CONFEDERATE STATUES FROM THE CAPITOL BUILDING TAKE A LISTEN >> THE AMERICAN PEOPLE KNOW THESE NAMES HAVE U TO GO THESE NAMES ARE WHITE SUPREMISTS WHO SAID TERRIBLE THINGS ABOUT OUR COUNTRY

THIS IS OVER 100 YEARS AFTER WORLD WAR II, SOME OF THESE NAMES WERE GIVEN TO THESE BASES AND THEY — YOU LISTEN TO WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY SAID AND THEN YOU HAD THE PRESIDENT MAKING CASE AS TO WHY A BASE SHOULD BE NAMED FOR THEM HE SEEMS TO BE THE ONLY PERSON LEFT WHO DOESN'T GET IT >> NOW PRESIDENT TRUMP EARLIER THIS WEEK SAID HE WOULD, QUOTE, NOT EVEN CONSIDER RENAMING THE BASES BUT THE REPUBLICAN LED COMMITTEE APPROVED A PROPOSAL TO CREATE A COMMISSION TO CHANGE THE NAMES IN THE NEXT THREE YEARS

FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN UNVEILED PROPOSALS ON HOW TO REOPEN THE ECONOMY AMID THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC THAT'S FROM ADAM EDDLEMAN HE ALSO SHARPLY CRITICIZED THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S RESPONSE TO THE VIRUS SO FAR TAKE A QUICK LISTEN >> TRUMP HAS BASICALLY HAD A ONE POINT PLAN, OPEN BUSINESSES

JUST OPEN BUT — AND IT DOES NOTHING TO KEEP WORKERS SAFE AND KEEP BUSINESSES ABLE TO STAY OPEN AND SECONDLY, IT HAS DONE VERY LITTLE TO GENERATE CONSUMER CONFIDENCE >> Reporter: NOW THE NATION'S TOP MILITARY GENERAL APOLOGIZED FOR BEING , IN PRESIDENT TRUMP' TOOL PHOTO OP LAST WEEK HERE'S MARK MILLY

>> I SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN THERE MY PRESENCE IN RITHAT MOMENT AN IN THAT ENVIRONMENT CREATED A PERCEPTION OF THE MILITARY INVOLVED IN DOMESTIC POLITICS >> Reporter: AND ALLISON, THOSE ARE THE LATEST HEADLINES FOR THIS HOUR LOTS OF UPDATES THERE BACK TO YOU

>> YEAH, ALEXA THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF THAT GREAT TO SEE YOU >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IN DALLAS TODAY TALKING ABOUT POLICE REFORM AVAT A ROUNDTABLE WITH LEADERS >> INVEST MORE ENERGY AND RESOURCES AND POLICE TRAINING AND RECRUITING AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

WE HAVE TO RESPECT OUR POLICE WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF OUR POLICE THEY'RE PROTECTING US AND IF THEY'RE ALLOWED TO DO THEIR JOB, THEY'LL DO A GREAT JOB AND YOU ALWAYS HAVE E A BAD APP NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO

YOU HAVE BAD APPLES AND THERE'S NOT TOO MANY OF THEM AND I CAN TELL YOU, THERE'S NOT TOO MANY OF THEM IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT >> MONICA ALBA IS IN DALLAS COVERING THE PRESIDENT MONICA, TELL US MORE ABOUT HIS VISIT TODAY

>> Reporter: THIS IS TOA SIGNIFICANT ROUNDTABLE THAT'S GOING ON STILL RIGHT NOW, ALLISON AND THAT'S BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT IS SAYING THE WHITE HOUSE IS WORKING TO FINALIZE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT WOULD DEAL WITH POLICING THIS IS ATTHE FIRST CONCRETE ACTION WE'VE HEARD FROM THE WHITE HOUSE AND OF COURSE, THAT ISN'T WRITTEN OR FINALIZED, SIGNED YET THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT ANNOUNCEMENT AND IT DEALS WITH POLICE BRUTALITY

AND HE SAID THE USE OF FORCE SO WE'RE NOT SURE EXACTLY WHAT'S CONTAINED IN THAT BUT THIS COMES IN A ROUNDTABLE WITH THLOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, FACT LEADERS AND YOU CAN PROBABLY HEAR OVER MY SHOULDER BEHIND ME IS WE ALSO HAVE SEVERAL HUNDRED BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTORS WHO HAVE COME OUT TO MAKE THEIR FEELINGS KNOWN ABOUT THE PRESIDENT AND YOU ALSO HAVE THE PRESIDENT'S OWN SUPPORTERS WHO ARE ALSO HERE

AND WE'VE SEEN SOME VERBAL CONFRONTATIONS BUT SO FAR, EVERYTHING'S PEACEFUL AT LEAST FOR THE MOMENT, IT IS CALM BUT THE OTHER NEWS OUT OF THIS ROUNDTABLE IS THE PRESIDENT IS SUGGESTING THAT HE COULD TAKE MORE ACTION THAN JUST UNILATERAL EXECUTIVE ONES HE SAYS HE WANTS TO WORK WITH LAWMAKERS ON CAPITOL HILL WE HAVE SEEN THE WHITE HOUSE SAY THE PRESIDENT REJECT WHAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE PUT FORWARD IN TERMS OF POLICE REFORM

THEY'RE COMING TO SEE WHAT PACKAGES MAY WORK AND HOPEFULLY, A BIPARTISAN AGREEMENT WOULD COME FORWARD THAT WOULD HAVE THE PRESIDENT'S BLESSING ON THIS MONICA? >> THE PRESIDENT TALKING ABOUT PROTESTORS IN SEATTLE TODAY HE WENT ON TWITTER, QUOTE, UGLY ANARCHISTS HAVE SPTO BE STOPPED IMMEDIATELY HE SAID, BEQUOTE, TAKE BACK YOU CITY NOW, TO THE MAYOR

WHAT IS THE WHITE HOUSE SAYING ABOUT ALL OF THIS? >> Reporter: YOU'VE SEEN THE PRESIDENT REALLY GO AFTER DEMOCRATIC GOVERNORS LIKE JAY INSLEE IN WASHINGTON TO TRY TO CONTINUE THIS LAW AND ORDER MESSAGE FOR WEEKS NOW THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN A BIT MORE FOCUSED ON THOSE EXTREME PROTESTORS YOU MAY REMEMBER A WEEK AGO, HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO DESIGNATE ANTIFA, A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION, WHICH NEVER CAME TO PASS BECAUSE THERE ISN'T LEGAL AUTHORITY FOR THAT TO HAPPEN BUT THAT'S WHERE SITHE FOCUS IS THE PRESIDENT WANTING TO MAKE THAT THE STORY AS OPPOSED TO THE THOUSANDS OF PEACEFUL PROTESTORS THAT TOOK TO THE STREETS SINCE GEORGE FLOYD BUT SPECIFICALLY WITH SEATTLE, THE PRESIDENT WAS TWEETING OVERNIGHT AND PUTTING MORE EMPHASIS ON WHAT HE SEES IS A FRINGE ELEMENT TO ALL OF THIS

ALLISON? >> Reporter: MONICA, THE PRESIDENT ALSO ANNOUNCED HIS FIRST CAMPAIGN RALLY OF THE CORONAVIRUS ERA IT'LL BE ON JUNE TH19TH IN TULS OKLAHOMA TULSA IS THE SITE OF ONE OF THE DEADLIEST RACE RIOTS IN HISTORY JUNE19TH IS A DAY TO COMMEMORATE THE END OF SLAVERY WHY CHOOSE THIS DATE AND LOCATION DURING A NATIONWIDE MOVEMENT AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE? DO WE HAVE ANY INSIGHT HERE? >> REALLY SIGNIFICANT DATE AND LOCATION

AND WE'VE JUST CONFIRMED THAT THAT RALLY IS GOING FORWARD THE PRESIDENT HAD SUGGESTED IT BUT THE CAMPAIGN IS MAKING IT OFFICIAL AND WE'RE LEARNING IT'S ACTUALLY GOING TO ALSO TAKE PLACE INSIDE A GIANT ARENA THAT CAN HOLD AS MANY AS 19,000 PEOPLE IN THIS AGE, IT'S WILD TO THINK ABOUT THAT MANY PEOPLE POTENTIALLY COMING TOGETHER WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES WILL BE

WE DON'T KNOW WHETHER PEOPLE WILL BE WEARING FACE MASKS OR NOT BUT ON THE ISSUE OF OFTHE DATE, THE CAMPAIGN DEFENDED ITS CHOICE SAYING THE REPUBLICANS STAND WITH AND HONOR THE SIGNIFICANCE AND IMPORTANCE DMO THAT DATE BUT YOU HAVE DEMOCRATS COMING OUT AND ABSOLUTELY SLAMMING THE MOVE, CALLING IT INAPPROPRIATE, C ALLING IT COMPLETELY — ALSO JUST OUT OF SYNC AND TOUCH OF WHAT'S GOING ON IN THIS MOMENT AND E THE NATIONAL UNREST THE PRESIDENT, HOWEVER, IS ITCHING TO GET BACK ON THE TRAIL AND THAT'S ALSO WHY YOU HEAR IN DALLAS TONIGHT HE'LL BE GIVING A MULTIMILLION DOLLAR FUNDRAISER AT A PRIVATE HOME THIS EVENING FOR HIS RE- ELECTION CAMPAIGN

ALLISON? >> ALL RIGHT MONICA, COVERING PRESIDENT TRUMP IN DALLAS THANK YOU SO MUCH, MONICA ALBA >>> POLICE DEPARTMENTS STARTING TO CHANGE THEIR POLICIES AFTER TWO WEEKS OF NATIONWIDE PROTESTS AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY IN MINNEAPOLIS WHERE GEORGE FLOYD DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY, THE POLICE CHIEF IS TPULLING O OF NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE UNION

IN LOUISVILLE, WHERE BREONNA TAYLOR WAS KILLED BY POLICE IN HER OWN APARTMENT, THE CITY COUNCIL VOTING IVON DOING AWAY WITH MOST NO KNOCK WARRANTS FORMER NYPD DETECTIVE MARK CLACKSON JOINS ME NOW HE WAS ALSO THE DIRECTOR OF THE BLACK LAW ENFORCEMENT ALLIANCE THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US TODAY WE HAVE SEEN INDIVIDUAL CITIES STARTING TO MAKE CHANGES HERE

BUT WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL? >> I THINK THE FEDERAL LEVEL NEEDS TO INITIATE A NATIONAL MOVEMENT TO REFORM POLICE AND IT NEEDS TO BE CLEAR ON NATIONAL STANDARDS THAT DEAL WITH THE ACTIONS THAT POLICE USE, THE AUTHORITIES THAT POLICE OPERATE RNUNDER AND TO ESTABLISH CLEAR, WELL DEFINED, PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS SO THAT THERE'S NO MISMATCH YOU DON'T HAVE TO WONDER ABOUT A CERTAIN WAY TO POLICE YOU HAVE A MORE UNIVERSAL APPROACH TO POLICING >> YEAH, CRITICS OF FEDERAL REFORM WILL SAY IT'S HARD TO APPLY A ONE SIZE FITS ALL POLICY BECAUSE DIFFERENT POLICE DEPARTMENTS NEED TO OPERATE DIFFERENTLY BASED ON THEIR CITIES WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THAT? >> IT — IT'S HARD BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE

AND I THINK WHAT WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT POLICING IS PROFESSIONAL WORK SO IN ALL PROFESSIONS, THERE ARE CERTAIN PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS THERE ARE MODES OF OPERATION MI THAT HAVE TO APPLY ACROSS THE AL BOARD AND THAT SPMAKES IT MORE SEAMLESS, MORE FAIR, MORE EQUITABLE AND ALSO IT RAISES THE LEVEL OF THE VEPERFORMANCE OF THE PROFESSIONAL POLICE OFFICERS

>> HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI TALKED %ABOUT POLICE UNIONS TODAY, SAYING THEY WANT TO BE A PART OF POLICE REFORM BUT POLICE UNIONS HAVE BEEN CRITICIZED AS HEA BARRIER TO REFORM WHAT IS YOUR TAKE HERE? ARE THEY? >> THE POLICE UNIONS WILL BE IN THE WAY OF MAKING SIGNIFICANT REFORM BUT I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT THE MEN AND WOMEN ON THEPR E STREET THA ACTUALLY DO THE WORK — NOT THE UNIONS THAT REPRESENT THEM — BUT THE MEN AND WOMEN ON THE STREET WHO CAME INTO THIS JOB, YOU KNOW, IDEALISTIC AND LOOKED TO NYHELP AND SUPPORT PEOPLE, THEY'RE ALL ON BOARD FOR REFORM THEY UNDERSTAND THE NEED FOR REFORM IS UNAVOIDABLE

THERE WILL BE REFORMS IT'S A MATTER OF WHO WILL BE INVOLVED IN THOSE REFORMS OR OVERWHELMED BY THEM OR TAKEN BY THEM BUT THEY'RE DEFINITELY ON THE WAY >> MARK, I'D LIKE TO GET YOUR PERSPECTIVE ON ANTIPOLICE SENTIMENT WHAT ARE BEYOU HEARING FROM THE ALLIANCE ABOUT THE CURRENT SENTIMENT IN OUR COUNTRY TOWARD LAW ENFORCEMENT? WHAT ARE ATTHEY TELLING YOU? WHAT ARE THEIR CONCERNS? WHAT CONVERSATIONS ARE YOU HAVING? >> THE CONSIDERATIONS THAT I'M HAVING — AND TAI'VE HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH A WIDE RANGE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS

IF YOU DEAL WITH THE UNIONS, OF COURSE, THEY REALLY PROMOTE AND PUSH THIS IDEA THAT THERE IS ANN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF ANTIPOLICE SENTIMENT OUT THERE THAT THE LEVEL HAS INCREASED OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS, THEY'LL POINT TO THE REALITY OF IT IS, THE POLICE WORK IS DANGEROUS THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO AGREED TO THIS PROFESSION DO SO FULLY ABARE THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN DANGERS INHERENT IN THE PROFESSION AND THEY'RE WILLING TO ACCEPT THAT RESPONSIBILITY AND THEY ALSO UNDERSTAND QUITE CLEARLY THAT THINGS CHANGE

AND FOR THIS PROFESSION, THIS NOBLE, BRAVE, HONORABLE PROFESSION TO CONTINUE INTO THE FUTURE AND BE RESPECTED AND HAVE ESTABLISHED, GREAT COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS, THERE HAS TO BE SOME CHANGES SO LIKE I SAID, THE MEN AND WOMEN ON THE STREETS ARE OPEN TO REFORM, EVEN IF IT MEANS DISCOMFORT FOR THEM IN THE SHORT TERM >> MARK, THANKS SO MUCH FOR COMING ON TO HAVE THIS IMPORTANT CONVERSATION WITH US TODAY! I REALLY APPRECIATE IT! >> THANK YOU >>> CORONAVIRUS CASES TOPPING 2 MILLION IN THE UNITED STATES MORE THAN 20 STATES SEEING A SPIKE IN INFECTIONS WITH SOME DEALING WITH RECORD HOSPITALIZATIONS

NBC NEWS MEDICAL CONTRIBUTOR DR PATEL JOINS ME NOW AND DR PATEL, IS THIS SPIKE IN INFECTIONS ALARMING? ESPECIALLY THE RISE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS OR IS THIS SOMETHING YOU WERE EXPECTING AS THE COUNTRY STARTED TO REOPEN? >> WELL, IT'S CERTAINLY SOMETHING, ALLISON, WE WERE WORRIED ABOUT AS THE COUNTRY WAS REOPENING

BUT CERTAINLY THE HOSPITALIZATION RATES AND THE QUICK KIND OF HASTE IN WHICH THEY'RE RISING IS VERY CONCERNING BECAUSE THIS COULD BE OUR SECOND WAVE WHICH WE REALLY HOPE IT'S NOT >> THE DIRECTOR OF THE HARVARD GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE IS PREDICTING 200,000 DEATHS BY SEPTEMBER WHAT IS YOUR TAKE THERE? >> YEAH! AND WHAT HE'S DOING — WHAT THE INSTITUTE HAS DONE IS REALLY LOOK AT THE NUMBERS OF NEW CASES, ALLISON, AND LOOK AT THE DEATHS WE'RE HAVING SO ON ANY GIVEN DAY, YOU KNOW, SEVERAL HUNDREDS OF DEATHS AND SO IF YOU HAVE, YOU KNOW, 25, 30,000 NEW CASES A DAY — WHICH IS THE RATE WE'RE SEEING NOW — THEN YOU JUST DO THE MATH

AND AS IT GETS A LITTLE WORSE EACH DAY, YOU GET TO ABOUT 200,000 DEATHS AND RIGHT NOW, AS IT IS TODAY, ALLISON, COVID IS THE NUMBER ONE KILLER IN THE UNITED STATES AND SO AS THE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO INCREASE, IT JUST PUTS MORE STRESS ON AN ALREADY STRESSED COUNTRY >> TREASURY SECRETARY STEVE MNUCHUIN SAID TODAY WE CANNOT SHUT DOWN THE COUNTRY AGAIN HOW DO WE PREVENT A SECOND WAVE OR FUTURE WAVE — IN FACT, IF WE ARE SEEING A SECOND WAVE NOW — WITHOUT SHUTTING IT DOWN? >> IT'S A GREAT QUESTION

AND HONESTLY, IT TROUBLES ME THAT PEOPLE PUT HEALTH VERSUS THE ECONOMY YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT WE DON'T WANT TO SHUT THE ECONOMY DOWN BUT REALLY, NUMBER ONE, ALLISON, WE NEED SOME FEDERAL HEALTH LEADERSHIP WE NEED SOME ACTUAL CLARITY ON HOW BUSINESSES CAN OPEN AND BE SAFE

I MEAN, WHAT WE KNOW — AND WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHY WE ARE SEEING THESE SPIKES IN CASES BUT CERTAINLY, ALLISON, IT'S NOT HELPING THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT WEARING MASKS WE'RE SEEING A LOT OF RESTAURANTS THAT DON'T HAVE SOCIAL DISTANCING SO IT IS POSSIBLE TO REOPEN THE ECONOMY BUT TO DO IT WHILE PROTECTING HEALTH

SO WE NEED LEADERSHIP AT THE TOP AND WE'RE ALSO GOING TO NEED TO HELP BUSINESSES HAVE GUIDANCE AND RESOURCES SO THAT THEY CAN OPEN SAFELY AND MAKE THE PEOPLE COMING IN THEIR DOORS LIKE YOU AND ME AND MY FAMILY FEEL SAFE AND P ROTECTED >> DR PATEL, YOU MENTIONED THAT GUIDENESS, THAT LEADERSHIP FROM THE TOP, ON A FEDERAL LEVEL WE HEARD FROM THE WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE, HAVEN'T HEARD FROM THEM IN SEVERAL WEEKS

AS STATES REOPEN, WHAT DO YOU THINK THE PUBLIC HEALTH MESSAGING SHOULD BE? WHAT DO YOU THINK PEOPLE SHOULD BE HEARING AND NEED TO BE HEARING RIGHT NOW — SO LIKE YOU SAID — THEY CAN MAKE THOSE SMART DECISIONS FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES? >> YEAH, GREAT SO HERE'S WHAT I'VE BEEN SAYING JUST TO MY OWN COMMUNITY CORONAVIRUS IS INCREDIBLY LOCAL YOU TALKED ABOUT THE STATE SO NUMBER ONE, YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON IN YOUR COMMUNITY, IN YOUR CITY, IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

AND WE NEED TO ALSO HELP BUSINESSES HAVE — LIKE THE AIRLINES, RESTAURANTS, BANKS, GROCERY STORES WE NEED TO HELP SHOW THEM HOW THEY CAN KEEP THEIR BUSINESS OPEN ONE WAY AISLES, HAND SANITIZER STATIONS HAVING LITTLE MARKS ON THE SHOW TO SHOW YOU WHERE SIX FEET ARE AND ALSO HANDING OUT — WE CAN DO WHAT NEW YORK CITY IS DOING ACROSS THE COUNTRY HANDING OUT MASKS

BECAUSE YOU MAY JUST NOT HAVE THE RESOURCES TO GET THE RIGHT MASKS FOR YOUR FAMILY SO WE NEED HEALTH OFFICIALS TO SPEND TIME LOCALLY BUT HONESTLY, ALLISON, IT SHOULD BE THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR HELPING SMALL BUSINESSES, OSHA WE NEED EVERYBODY TREASURY, HOUSING

WE NEED THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO HELP SCHOOLS HAVE SAFETY KITS SO EVERY CHILD GOING TO SCHOOL HAS A LITTLE KIND OF BACKPACK OF HOW TO KEEP THEMSELVES SAFE AND HOW THEY CAN GO HOME TO THEIR FAMILIES AND STAY HEALTHY AND WE CAN DO THIS! BUT WE HAVE TO TAKE IT SERIOUSLY AND WE NEED LEADERSHIP AT ALL LEVELS STARTING WITH THE TOP >> DR PATEL, GREAT EXPERTISE, GREAT ADVISE ALWAYS

THANKS FOR BEING WITH US TODAY >>> WEEKLY JOBLESS CLAIMS ARE DOWN FOR THE TENTH STRAIGHT WEEK BUT THE NUMBERS ARE STILL ASTOUNDING 15MILLION AMERICANS FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT LAST WEEK

THAT'S ACCORDING TO DEPARTMENT OF LABOR NBC NEWS BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT STEPHANIE WOOL TAKES A CLOSER LOOK >> Reporter: WITH ANOTHER 1 1/2 MILLION PEOPLE FILING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT, THAT TAKES US ABOVE 44 MILLION IN THE LAST 12 WEEKS IT INIS A HUGE NUMBER HISTORICALLY OR ANY WAY THAT YOU LOOK AT IT

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT NUMBER IS DECLINING IT TELLS US THAT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE STAY AT HOME ORDER, WE SAW MASSIVE LAYOFFS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND WHILE IT'S STILL HAPPENING, IT'S SLOWING DOWN HOWEVER, WHEN THE PRESIDENT OR ANYONE ELSE SAID, WE ARE OUT OF THE WOODS, WE ARE ROCKETING BACK, WE'RE NOT I LIVE IN A STATE THAT'S STILL NOT EVEN COMPLETELY OPEN

SO WHILE YOU'RE STILL SEEING UNEMPLOYMENT EXIST IN THESE BIG NUMBERS AND PEOPLE NOT RACING BACK TO WORK, IT'S A REMINDER THAT WE'RE NOT JUST FLIPPING A SWITCH AND GETTING OURSELVES BACK TO JANUARY WE'RE NOT GOING TO GET THERE FOR QUITE SOME TIME THE OTHER THING TO NOTICE IS THE STOCK MARKET FOR DAYS, FOR WEEKS, WE'VE BEEN SAYING, WHY ON EARTH IS THE STOCK MARKET THIS DISCONNECTED FROM THE REGULAR ECONOMY? WHEN THE FED ALSHARES SAID WE'R GOING TO LEAVE RATES SO LOW, THAT'S A SIGNAL THINGS AREN'T SO STABLE WHEN WE SAW THE TREASURY SECRETARY SAY, MANY INDUSTRIES LIKE TRAVEL, LEISURE, RETAIL ARE STILL H URTING

AND WE KNOW WE'VE LOST OVER 100,000 SMALL ISBUSINESSES, ALL OF THESE SIGNALS TELL US THAT WHILE WE ARE IMPROVING AND WE'RE GETTING OUT OF THE DARKEST PLACE NOW THAT WE'RE REOPENING, WE'RE CERTAINLY NOT OUT HEOF THE WOODS, NOT BY A LO SHOT >> SO THE MARKET HAS HAD A TERRIBLE DAY TODAY DESPITE THE WEEKLESS JOB NUMBERS THE DOW PUTTING UP THE WORST DAY DROPPING 1800 POINTS THE SILVER LINING, THOUGH, WE GET TO SEE DAVID WHO WILL TALK US THROUGH WHAT HAPPENED ON WALL STREET TODAY DAVID, I FEEL LIKE WE ONLY SEE YOU WHEN THERE'S REALLY, REALLY BAD NEWS! SO THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TO KIND OF BE THE BEARER OF BAD NEWS!

>> I THINK IT WAS THAT JOBS REPORT THAT'S AN INCREDIBLY BAD NUMBER, 15 MILLION PEOPLE THAT'S AN ASTONISHINGLY HIGH NUMBER AND THE COMMENTS FROM THE FED CHAIRMAN YESTERDAY

JAY POWELL ISSUING THAT STATEMENT FROM THE FEDERAL RESERVE POLICY MAKERS, CLAIMING THEY INTEND TO KEEP THE RATES LOW FOR A LONG TIME AND SPEAKING ABOUT IT, THE UNCERTAINTY SURROUNDING THE ECONOMY RIGHT NOW, THE LABOR MARKET IN PARTICULAR HE WAS ASKED NUMEROUS TIMES DURING THE PRESS CONFERENCE — I WAS THERE FOR IT WHAT SHOULD WE MAKE OF THAT MAY JOBS REPORT? THAT WAS A HUGE UPSIDE WHICH WE HAVEN'T REALLY SEEN IN A LONG TIME IF EVER WE'RE GOING TO SEE SO MANY JOBS LOST AND THEN LOW AND BEHOLD, 2

5 MILLION JOBS ADDED AND HE IVVOICED A LOT OF CAUTIO THERE SAID ESSENTIALLY, LOOK, IT'S A GOOD THING THAT WE ADDED THOSE 25 MILLION JOBS BUT RIGHT NOW WE HAVE TO PUT THAT AS AN OUTLIER

IT WOULD BE GREAT IF IN SUBSEQUENT MONTHS, WE SEE A RISE AND WE SEE PEOPLE COMING BACK TO LIFE SO TO SPEAK BUT WE CAN'T COMMIT TO THAT YET AND I THINK WHAT %HE IS STRUGGLING WITH AS I WATCHED THAT UNFOLD IS, THE FEDS HAVE DONE SO MUCH THEY'VE LEARNED FROM 2008 TO 2009 HOW QUICKLY IT NEEDS TO MOVE IN CIRCUMSTANCES LIKE THIS

AND THE FEDS HAVE DONE THAT IT HAS A LOT OF NEW TOOLS BUT IT CAN TELL PRCONGRESS WHAT TO DO HE THREADS THE NEEDLE, GIVING ADVICE BUT INDICATING HIS SENSE THAT THERE PROBABLY WILL BE THE NEED FOR MURPHIES CAL MORE FISCAL SUPPORT >> MAYBE GENTLE NUDGES

WE'VE SEEN THE MARKET ON A TERROR THEY WERE RECOVERING STRONGLY FROM THEIR INITIAL CORONAVIRUS LOSSES AND A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WONDERING JUST WHY WALL STREET ISN'T REFLECTING MAIN STREET LATELY ESPECIALLY THE PROTESTS THE PAST FEW WEEKS, BUSINESSES STRUGGLING TO COME BACK FROM THE CORONAVIRUS SHUTDOWN WHY HAVEN'T STOCK PRICES REALLY REFLECTED THOSE STRUGGLES? >> YOU KNOW, THAT'S SUCH A GOOD QUESTION

THEY SHARED QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT YESTERDAY WHAT THE FEDS DONE — THE EFFORTS IT'S MADE TO MAYBE INCREASE THE BUBBLINESS OF THE MARKET HE REJECTED THAT BUT THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT ARE PART OF IT I THINK IT'S GONE INTO THE OPTIMISM FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, THE ADMINISTRATION, POLITICIANS AS WELL

YOU SEE STATES OPENING UP OR TRYING TO OPEN UP AND FOR A WHILE — THINKING IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS, MAYBE THAT'S WORKING OUT BUT YOU LOOK AT THE ESPECIALLY LOOK AT THE EPIDIMIOLOGY AND 21 STATES HAVE SEEN AN UPTICK IN IN THE NUMBER OF CASES OF COVID- 19 THERE'S A REAL FEAR THE FIRST WAVE HASN'T ENDED OR GOING INTO A SECOND WAVE THERE IS A REAL FEAR THAT THAT COULD HAVE A HUGE EFFECT ON THE ECONOMY

I ASKED HIM ABOUT THAT IN JUTHE PRESS CONFERENCE AND I SAID, HOW WORRIED ABOUT THIS ARE YOU? AND HE SAID, OF COURSE, THAT WOULD BE A BAD THING IT DOESN'T NECESSARILY HAVE TO BE A NATIONAL THING IF YOU HAD SOME PART OF THE US

ECONOMY — SOME STATES, MUNICIPALITIES HAVING TO DEAL WITH THAT — THAT WILL REGISTE WITH CONSUMERS WHO WILL LOSE CONFIDENCE IN THE ECONOMY OR PARTS OF IT WE MENTIONED LEISURE AND TRAVEL PART OF IT THAT CONFIDENCE WILL ERODE I THINK THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE SEEING IN THE MARKET AS WELL WITH INVESTORS THERE'S BEEN THIS BLIND OPTIMISM WITH THINGS RETURNING TO NORMAL AND THE PUSH WE'VE SEEN FROM GOVERNORS

BUT FUNDAMENTALLY, IT'S STILL ABOUT DEFEATING THIS PANDEMIC AND UNTIL THAT ERODES, WE WON'T SEE THE ECONOMY BOUNCE BACK >> YESTERDAY HE TOLD THE SENATE SMALL BUSINESS COMMITTEE THE US ECONOMY WILL ANNEED MORE STIMULUS TO FULLY RECOVER

JAY POWELL ECHOING THAT AS WELL BUT TODAY WE'RE HEARING THAT THE WHITE HOUSE AND REPUBLICANS MIGHT NOT BE PLANNING TO NEGOTIATE THE NEXT RELIEF PACKAGE UNTIL NEARLY THE END OF JULY BIG QUESTION HERE YOU EHAVE TO WONDER, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR THE MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WHOSE UNEMPLOYMENT HI BENEFITS COULD RUN OUT ON JULY 31st WITHOUT AN EXTENSION FROM THE GOVERNMENT? >> YEAH

WE'RE REACHING A REAL CRISIS POINT HERE AND YOU LOOK AT THE JOBS REPORT WE GOT TODAY YES, IT'S THAT TRTOP LINE FIGUR THE 15 MILLION FOLKS THAT FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT FOR THE FIRST T IME BUT ALSO THOSE THAT FILED FOR PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT AS WELL

700,000 PEOPLE DID THAT FOR THE FIRST TIME LAST WEEK AND FOR A LOT OF FOLKS, THOSE BENEFITS ARE STARTING TO EXPIRE NOW SO THERE'S A REAL NEED FOR SOMETHING TO HAPPEN HEREBY I'VE BEEN LISTENING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, WHAT THEY MAY BE WILLING TO DO, HOW THEY MAY BE WILLING TO DEAL WITH THAT AND THEN JUXTAPOSE THAT WITH CAPITOL HILL

INDICATING THEY WANT TO GO BIGGER THE WHITE HOUSE WANTING TO STICK WITH A TRILLION DOLLAR DEAL BUT AS YOU SAY, IT'S LIKE CLASSIC WASHINGTON THERE'S SUCH A NEED FOR URGENCY HERE AND THERE'S REALLY NO SENSE ON THE POLICY SIDE THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN

IF YOU HEAR JULY, MAYBE WE'LL WAIT UNTIL THE END OF THE SUMMER GIVEN WHAT WE SAW IN THE MAY JOBS REPORT THERE WILL BE PEOPLE ITTHAT WON BE SYMPATHETIC TO THAT, THAT STILL FEEL A SENSE OF URGENCY AND I MENTIONED IT A WHILE AGO, HOW THE FED CHAIR ADVISES OR DOESN'T ADVISE THE CONGRESS HE SPEAKS WITH URGENCY ABOUT THIS ON ONE HAND, HE'S PRAISING LAWMAKERS SO QUICKLY

THEY HAVE PASSED $3 TRILLION IN STIMULUS BUT I THINK FED POLICY MAKERS WANT THAT TO CONTINUE THEY WANT THAT URGENCY TO CONTINUE ACROSS THE BOARD IN RESPONSE TO TOTHIS AND I THINK THAT'S TRUE WITH A LOT OF POLITICIANS AS WELL, THERE MAY BE REAL FEAR WITH WHAT HAPPENS NEXT THAT JOB SUPPORT WILL BE HELD TO SOMETHING THAT WITH POLICY MAKERS PARTICULARLY REPUBLICAN POLICY MAKERS AND MEMBERS OF THE ADMINISTRATION, LET'S HOLD OFF A BIT

WE HAD A GOOD JOBS REPORT LET'S WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT ONE WE DON'T HAVE TO YOGO FULL SPEE AHEAD TO NEGOTIATE SOMETHING ELSE AT THIS POINT >> YEAH AND I'M SURE THERE'S A LOT SIOF AMERICANS ESAT HOME SAYING, YES YOU DO

I STILL NEED HELP SO WE'LL SEE HOW THAT GOES DAVID, WONDERFUL TO SEE YOU, EVEN IF IT'S A HORRIBLE DAY ON THE MARKET STILL GOOD TO SEE YOU >> GOOD TO SEE YOU

THANKS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW" >>> WE HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE PROTECTED >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN "NBC NIGHTLY NEWS" WITH >>> "NBC NIGHTLY NEWS" WITH LESTER HOLT BATTLING CORONAVIRUS WITH FACTS OVER FEAR LET'S TALK ABOUT VENTILATORS

WHAT SHOULD WE BE CONSCIOUS OF? WALK ME THROUGH WHAT THE SYMPTOMS LOOK LIKE AT A TIME OF CRISIS, TURN TO THE MOST TRUSTED NEWS ANCHOR IN AMERICA >>> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> EXPECT TO SEE MORE CASES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN I >>> TODAY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OFFICIALLY CALLING IT A PANDEMIC NONE OF US IS UNAFFECTED BY IT

>> COMING IN NO, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE VOTING FOR STABILITY >> I HAVE TO PLAN A FUNERAL HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK? >> YOU DON'T PREPARE FOR GIVING BIRTH IN A PANDEMIC >> THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC IS TO KEEP OUR SPIRITS UP >> JOIN ME AS WE GO INTO AMERICA TO HEAR FROM EVERYDAY PEOPLE GRAPPLING WITH THE ISSUES OF OUR TIME

THIS COUNTRY WAS FORGED, IN ER >>> THIS COUNTRY WAS FORGED, IN PART, BY SHARED SACRIFICE AND ONCE AGAIN, WE'RE CALLED TO STEP UP WE HOPE YOU'LL CONTINUE TO STAY INFORMED AND STAY ENGAGED AS WE FOLLOW THIS JOURNEY TOGETHER I'M LESTER HOLT AND FOR ALL MY COLLEAGUES AT "NBC NEWS," TAKE CARE IF IT'S ASKING THE TOUGH QUESTIONS — WOULD YOU PREFER A 14-DAY NATIONAL SHUTDOWN? — IF IT'S ASKING FOR ACCOUNTABILITY — RESPIRATORS AND VENTILATORS

HAS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STEPPED UP ENOUGH? — IF IT'S NAVIGATING THE NEW NORMAL IN AMERICA, AND IF IT'S SUNDAY, IT'S "MEET THE PRESS" >>> A PANDEMIC THAT HAS TURNED OUR WORLD UPSIDE DOWN THE STORY CHANGES HOURLY >> MORE STATES ARE DOING A SLOW ROLLOUT, LIFTING THOSE STAY AT HOME ORDERS EVEN WITH LESS THAN 2% OF OUR NATION TESTED >> IT'S THE 11TH HOUR

>>> NEW VIDEOS OF POLICE BRUTALITY SPREADING PRETTY QUICKLY ACROSS SOCIAL MEDIA ALEXA LOOKS AT HOW THIS EVIDENCE IS BEING USED TO HOLD POLICE ACCOUNTABLE >>> ON JUNE 4th, A 75-YEAR-OLD APPROACHED PROTESTORS THINGS ESCALATED QUICKLY WHEN POLICE SHOVED THE 75-YEAR-OLD TO THE GROUND HE WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL WITH INJURIES AND HE'S STILL RECOVERING

THE VIDEO IS STRIKING EXAMPLE OF POLICE VIOLENCE CAPTURED ON CAMERA AS PROTESTORS ACROSS THE COUNTRY DEMAND JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD BUT THIS TYPE OF FORCE IS NOT LIMITED TO ONE POLICE DEPARTMENT OR ONE CITY AS HAS BEEN MADE CLEAR WITH VIDEOS SLATTERED ACROSS SOCIAL MEDIA THE QUESTION IS, HOW IS LAW ENFORCEMENT ADDRESSING THESE VIDEOS AFTER THEY GO VIRAL IN BUFFALO, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT SUSPENDED THE TWO OFFICERS WITHOUT PAY

THEY WERE THEN CHARGED WITH SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT BOTH PLEADED NOT GUILTY >> AN OFFICER FROM PHILADELPHIA FACED SIMILAR CONSEQUENCES AFTER A VIDEO SHOWED HIM STRIKING A STUDENT WITH HIS BATON >> NOW THE OFFICER FACES MULTIPLE CHARGES, RANGING FROM AGGRAVATED ASSAULT TO RECKLESSLY ENDANGERING ANOTHER PERSON THE STUDENT RECEIVED ABOUT TEN STAPLES AND TEN STITCHES FOR A HEAD WOUND

POLICE COMMISSIONER DANIELLE OUTLAW SAID IN A STATEMENT, WE DO NOT CONDONE THE CRIMINAL ABOUTS OF ANY PERSON AND IT'S MY SEEN YEAR HOPE THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY DOES, IN FACT, HOLD ALL PEOPLE THAT CAUSES HARM TO OTHERS EQUALLY ACCOUNTABLE ADDITIONALLY, SIX POLICE OFFICERS RECEIVED CHARGES FOLLOWING AN INCIDENT IN ATLANTA THIS BODY CAM VIDEO SHOWS OFFICERS TASING TWO COLLEGE STUDENTS IN THEIR CAR AND FORCIBLY ARRESTING THEM IT WAS AFTER THEY ALLEGEDLY DID NOT FOLLOW ORDERS TO STOP THE VEHICLE

>> GET IN THE CAR >> OKAY! STOP! STOP!!! ! OKAY! OKAY! OKAY! OKAY! OKAY! >> HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO SHOOT US THIS IS STUFF THAT SHOULDN'T BE SAID AFTER ALL THE TRAUMA AND I CAN'T EVEN PROCESS WHAT HAPPENED AND WE FELT WE WERE GOING TO DIE IN THAT CAR

>> BUT IN OTHER INSTANCES, CONSEQUENCES HAVEN'T BEEN AS SEVERE US PARKS POLICE PUT TWO OFFICERS ON ADMINISTRATIVE DUTY WHILE AN INVESTIGATION TAKES PLACE AFTER THIS AN AUSTRALIAN NEWS CAMERAMAN WAS PUNCHED WHILE LIVE ON THE AIR IN WASHINGTON, D

C NBC REPORTERS ON THE GROUND SAY THE PROTEST WAS PEACEFUL AND POLICE ADVANCED AGGRESSIVELY BEFORE PRESIDENT TRUMP WALKS TO ST JOHN'S CHURCH IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, THE OFFICER WHO ALLEGEDLY FIRED FAKE BULLETS AS AN NBC CREW IS PENDING INVESTIGATION >> WHO WERE THEY AIMING AT? >> LIKE DIRECTLY AT US! >> AND IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, MAY 30TH, A VIDEO SHOWS TO APPEAR TWO COP CARS DRIVING INTO A CROWD OF PROTESTORS

OFFICIALS SAY THE NYPD HAS LAUNCHED AN INVESTIGATION >> THEY HAVE TO BE CRIPPLED BY WHAT THEY SAW IF YOU LOOK AT THAT ENTIRE VIDEO, YOU SEE PEOPLE — I WOULD DESCRIBE IT AS AN AMBUSH >> HOWEVER, ANOTHER NYPD OFFICER IS FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES AFTER THIS VIDEO SURFACED, SHOWING HIM SHOVING A PROTESTOR TO THE GROUND >> HEY! HEY!!! >> THAT BEING SAID, OTHER PIECES ARE STILL A MYSTERY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, HASN'T IDENTIFIED THE COP WHOSE BEAN BAG ROUNDS WOUNDED JUSTIN POWELL >> THE TEXAS STATE STUDENT REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITION

THERE ARE MULTIPLE INVESTIGATIONS UNDERWAY RELATED TO PEOPLE WHO WERE SHOT OVER THE WEEKEND >> THE POLICE CHIEF ANNOUNCED BEAN BAG ROUNDS WILL NO LONGER BE USED IN CROWD SITUATIONS MEANWHILE ACTION A VIDEO FROM MAY 30TH SHOWS MULTIPLE OFFICERS HITTING PROTESTORS WITH BATONS THE LAPD TOLD NBC NEWS THEY DID NOT HAVE INFORMATION ON THE SPECIFIC INCIDENT BUT THAT SOME PROTESTS HAVE LED TO, QUOTE, DANGEROUS SITUATIONS FOR BOTH OFFICERS AND DEMONSTRATORS THERE ARE SEVERAL OTHER VIDEOS OF ALLEGED VIOLENCE THAT WE DIDN'T MENTION HERE

AND ALTHOUGH SOME OF THESE CASES REMAIN UNSOLVED, MANY POLICE DEPARTMENTS SAY THEY'RE TAKING THE TIME TO REVIEW THE FOOTAGE WE HAVE SEEN FEWER INSTANCES OF POLICE BRUTALITY THE LAST FEW DAYS WHILE LARGE PROTESTS CONTINUES THE VIDEO THAT CAPTURED GEORGE EMPLOYED'S DEATH CAPTIVATED THE NATION AND LED TO THE CHARGES OF FOUR POLICE OFFICERS IN MINNEAPOLIS IN ITS WAKE, RECORDED MOMENTS OF POLICE VIOLENCE HAVE LED TO MORE ACCOUNTABILITY AND MORE Q UESTIONING OF POLICE CONDUCT >>> JOINING ME NOW TO TALK MORE ABOUT THE CHALLENGES THAT COME WITH PROSECUTING POLICE, FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTOR AND LEGAL ANALYST, CYNTHIA

CYNTHIA, THANK YOU FORKING THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE WHAT DO PROSECUTORS NEED TO PROVE HERE IN THIS FIRST DEGREE MURDER CASE AND HOW DO THEY DO THAT? >> WELL, THEY NEED TO PROVE THAT THE TOP COUNT IS A FELONY MURDER COUNT SO THEY NEED TO PROVE THAT THE OFFICERS ASSAULTED MR FLOYD

AND THEN IN THE COURSE OF THAT ASSAULT, HE DIED THAT'S THE CORE OF THE CASE WHAT I EXPECT WOULD HAPPEN PRETTY SOON AND THE WAY THAT WILL BECOME EASIER TO PROVE IS, MY GUESS IS ONE OF THE OTHER OFFICERS — NOT CHAUVIN — BUT ONE OF THE OTHERS WILL PLEAD GUILTY AND TESTIFY AGAINST OFFICER CHAUVIN THAT SEEMS TO BE THE NEXT BIG JUMP IN THE CASE THAT'S WHAT IT'LL BE >> CYNTHIA, WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES YOU SEE HERE IN THE CHAUVIN CASE AND THEN IN THE CASE AGAINST THE OTHER THREE OFFICERS WHO HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH AIDING AND ABETTING MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER? >> I WILL TELL YOU THE MANNER IN WHICH THIS IS CHARGED, THERE AREN'T THE USUAL CHALLENGES YOU SEE IN POLICE CASES BECAUSE THE VIDEOS ARE SO EXPLICIT BECAUSE I DO BELIEVE THERE WILL BE — YOU KNOW, A COOPERATING OFFICER

AND SOME SAY, YOU DON'T NEED A COOPERATING OFFICER YOU ACTUALLY — IT'S VERY HELPFUL BECAUSE IT SETS THE TONE OF THE CASE IT EXPLAINS WHY DID CHAUVIN AND HIS PARTNER GO IN THERE AND TAKE OVER THE ARREST? WHAT WERE THEY SAYING TO EACH OTHER AT THE TIME? WHAT — YOU DON'T HEAR EVERYTHING THAT WAS HAPPENING DURING THE COURSE OF THE HOLD AND EVENTUALLY THE MURDER OF MR FLOYD

WHAT DID THEY SAY RIGHT AFTER? WHAT DID THEY WRITE IN THEIR NOTEBOOKS? WHAT HAVE THEY TOLD EACH OTHER TO SAY? THOSE TYPES OF THINGS WILL COME OUT IN THE CHAUVIN CASE THAT DON'T USUALLY COME FORWARD IN POLICE CASES THERE'S MUCH MORE EVIDENCE IN THIS ONE THAN MOST IN A NORMAL POLICE CASE, YOU DON'T HAVE — YES — >> GO AHEAD >> WELL, IN EVERY POLICE CASE — >> OPEN GOING >> POLICE CASES ARE VERY DIFFICULT BECAUSE JURORS GENERALLY SAY, YOU KNOW, OFFICERS ARE TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND 99% OF OFFICERS ARE TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND THEY DON'T WANT TO PAINT ALL POLICE WITH THIS BRUSH AND THEY WANT TO FEEL LIKE THEY'RE PROTECTED IN THEIR COMMUNITIES AND SO THEY GIVE THE OFFICERS THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT

AND THAT'S WHY IT'S SO IMPORTANT TO HAVE THESE VIDEOS AND IT'S SO IMPORTANT IN POLICE CASES TO HAVE ANOTHER OFFICER TESTIFY AGAINST THE DEFENDANT WHAT I FOUND IN TRYING POLICE CASES — BECAUSE I USED TO DO THIS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE BUT THE CHAUVINS OF THE WORLD — EVERYBODY IN THAT POLICE DEPARTMENT KNOWS THAT GUY USES TOO MUCH FORCE AND THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH IT WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT THERE ARE LOTS OF GOOD OFFICERS WHO KNEW THAT ABOUT CHAUVIN

AND THEY AVOID GOING ON ARRESTS WITH HIM THEY AVOID WHEN THERE'S TROUBLE CALLED TO RESPOND BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN WHAT THEY DID AND SO WE HAVE TO CHANGE THAT CULTURE SO THAT INSTEAD THEY KNOW THEY HAVE TO GO TO THE CHAUVINS OF THE WORLD AND STOP THEM AND WE HAVE NOT EFFECTIVELY DONE THAT AND WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO THAT

AND THAT'S PART OF THIS DISCUSSION BUT MY GUESS IS, CHAUVIN HAD A REPUTATION WITHIN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IF YOU JUST WATCH THE MANNER IN WHICH HE PUT FLOYD DOWN AND THEN WAS SO CASUAL ABOUT SITTING ON HIS NECK AND LEANING IN AND SOMEONE FROM THE CROWD YELLS AT SOME POINT AND IT'S ALMOST LIKE HE GRINDS HIS KNEE THAT MUCH HARDER THIS WAS A MAN THAT WAS COMFORTABLE ABUSING PEOPLE

AND THERE ARE POLICE OFFICERS WHO KNOW IT AND THEY NEED TO TESTIFY >> CYNTHIA, IT IS RARE FOR OFFICERS TO EVEN GET CHARGED WITH CRIMES BUT ACCORDING TO AN ANALYSIS COMPILED BY "THE WASHINGTON POST," FROM 2005 TO 2014, WHEN SOME 10,000 AMERICANS WERE KILLED BY POLICE, 153 OFFICERS WERE CHARGED THAT'S ABOUT 1 1/2% ABOUT 55% OF THOSE CASES RESULTED IN CONVICTIONS

MOST BY GUILTY PLEA WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES PROSECUTING LAW ENFORCEMENT IN GENERAL? AND THEN EVEN SEEING CHARGES BROUGHT ABOUT? >> WELL, ONE OF THE THINGS WE NEED TO DO IN THIS IS TO HAVE A HARDER LOOK AT POLICE DEPARTMENTS YOU KNOW, SINCE TRUMP HAS COME IN — FIRST OF ALL, THE FIRST THING HE SAID IS, DON'T BE NICE AND THE SECOND THING THAT HAPPENED IS WITH SESSIONS AND NOW WITH BARR THEY SHUT THE CIVIL RIGHTS DECISION DOWN

THEY BASICALLY SAID THE SECTION OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION THAT OVERSEES POLICE DEPARTMENTS AND EXAMINES THEM AND KNOWS HOW TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE PROBLEMS ARE, THEY HAVE SHUT THEM DOWN AND EVEN IN MINNEAPOLIS WITH ALL THESE OBVIOUS PROBLEMS, BAR IS NOT LETTING THEM GO IN THERE AND WE NEED TO DO THAT IN ORDER TO GET A HANDLE ON THIS SITUATION WE ALSO NEED TO EMPOWER THE LOCAL — THE INDIVIDUAL PROSECUTORS IN JUSTICE AND WE HAVEN'T DONE THAT EITHER

THEY HAVE ALSO BEEN EXTREMELY CURTAILED SINCE TRUMP HAS COME IN THOSE ARE TWO THINGS WE CAN ALSO ADD A CIVIL PROSECUTOR IN THE US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE AND FUND THAT

AND THAT'S AN IMPORTANT THING TO DO THIS NATIONAL DATABASE WE HAVE BEEN ASKING FOR A NATIONAL DATABASE SINCE THE '90S OF TROUBLING OFFICERS WE ALSO NEED TO LEGISLATE THAT OFFICERS HAVE A DUTY TO INTERVENE NOW, MINNEAPOLIS HAD A POLICY

OR YOU HAVE A DUTY IF SOMEBODY IS DOING IT BUT WE NEED TO LEGISLATE IT SO THAT IT'S A CRIME FOR THESE OFFICERS WHEN THEY SEE TOO MUCH FORCE BEING USED TO INTERVENE THAT NOT ONLY ENCOURAGES THEM TO DO IT IT ALSO EMPOWERS THEM TO DO IT THEY CAN SAY TO THEIR FELLOW OFFICERS AS THEY'RE DEALING WITH CULTURE, I DIDN'T HAVE A CHOICE

YOU DIDN'T WANT TO BE CHARGED AND WE NEED TO — WE NEED TO THINK OF THE 85,000 DIFFERENT WAYS TO CHANGE THE CULTURE AND TO MAKE THE BAD APPLES, TO GET THEM OUT AND SO WE REALLY STICK WITH, PROTECT, AND SERVE >> FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTOR AND NBC LEGAL ANALYST, CYNTHIA AKSNYE THANK YOU SO MUCH

>> THANK YOU >>> ARE PEOPLE IN AMERICA INCHING CLOSER TO EACH OTHER? NEW DATA FROM 15 MILLION CELLPHONES GIVES US SOME INSIGHT JACOB BORR HAS BEEN ANALYZING THAT DATA AND IT SHOWS THAT SOME AMERICANS ARE GOING BACK TO PREPANDEMIC LEVELS >> Reporter: IT FEELS LIKE PEOPLE ARE COMING AROUND AGAIN AND COMING IN CONTACT WITH EACH OTHER NEW DATA CONFIRMS THAT'S THE CASE AFTER MORE THAN TWO MONTHS OF LARGELY STAYING AT HOME AND STAYING APART, AMERICANS ARE GOING OUT AND GETTING TOGETHER AGAIN

AND HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE WORRIED ABOUT WHAT THAT IS GOING TO MEAN AN ANALYTICS COMPANY USES OPT YUM LOCATION DATA FROM MORE THAN 15 MILLION DEVICES IN THE US TO TRACK THESE TRENDS AND THEY HAVE JUST GIVEN NBC NEWS A LOOK AT THE DATA ON OUR BEHAVIOR BETWEEN MARCH 1st AND J UNE 2nd

PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THEY MEASURED WAS HOW CLOSE WE COME TO ONE ANOTHER IF YOU LOOK AT THIS BASEBALL DIAMOND, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN ME RIGHT NOW AND HOME PLATE IS ABOUT 50 FEET AND THAT'S WHAT THEY USED AS A MEASURE OF CLOSE CONTACT IF I AND ANOTHER PERSON WERE ABOUT THIS FAR APART FROM ONE ANOTHER, WE'D BE CONSIDERED HAVING COME CLOSE TO ONE ANOTHER THAT'S ABOUT TEN TIMES WHAT THE CDC RECOMMENDS IN TERMS OF SOCIAL DISTANCING

BUT IT'S A REALLY IMPORTANT MEASURE OF HOW OUR BEHAVIOR IS CHANGING AND HERE'S WHAT THEY FOUND CONTACT LEVELS WERE LOW NATIONALLY WE DID REALLY WELL STAYING HOME WHEN WE WERE TOLD TO THAT'S THE GOOD NEWS

BUT CONTACT IS CREEPING BACK UP AND THEN IN SOME PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, IT'S AT OR ABOVE WHERE IT WAS BEFORE THE PANDEMIC COUNTIES LIKE SANFORD AND CISCO WHERE I AM HAD VERY SIMILAR RATES TO BROOKLYN AND LOS ANGELES C OUNTY BUT IN SEVERAL COUNTIES IN MISSOURI, WE SAW A SPIKE DURING MEMORIAL DAY CONTACT RATES WERE HIGHER THAN THEY WERE BEFORE THE PANDEMIC

IN ARIZONA, COUNTIES LIKE NAVAJO AND GILA COUNTY WHERE NEW CASES HAVE SPIKED, NUMBERS HAVE GONE BACK TO NEARLY NORMAL IN FACT, 108 MILLION AMERICANS ACROSS NEARLY 500 COUNTIES ARE GOING OUT AND SEEING OTHER PEOPLE AT OR NEAR PREPANDEMIC LEVELS NOW, IT'S NOT YET CLEAR WHETHER STAYING AT HOME OR STAYING APART ARE CONNECTED TO LOWER TRANSMISSION RATES BUT WHAT THE DATA DOES SHOW IS BY AND LARGE, WE DID A GREAT JOB WITH THE HARD WORK OF ISOLATING OURSELVES AND WE'RE STILL OUT AND ABOUT ABOUT 50% THE RATE WE WERE IN FEBRUARY

STILL, THE FEAR IS THAT OUR INFECTION AND FATALITY NUMBERS MAY GO UP WE HAVE A FULL LOOK AT JUST HOW MUCH AMERICANS ARE GOING OUT AND COMING NEAR ONE ANOTHER ON NBC N EWSNEWSCOM >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP'S GOLF RESORTS EXPECT TO SEE MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS IN TAX BREAKS THE FUNDS ARE PART OF A CORONAVIRUS RELIEF PROGRAM AIMED AT HELPING SCOTLAND'S TOURISM INDUSTRIES

WILL MARKS HAS THE STORY >> HEY, ALLISON! HERE IN SCOTLAND, THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION OWNS TWO SEPARATE GOLF FIXES ONE IS NOT FAR FROM THE AREA IN ASHER AND THE OTHER ONE IS JUST NEAR ABERDEEN NOW, OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS, THE MOST RECENTLY AVAILABLE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS FOR THOSE BUSINESSES, NEITHER HAVE REPORTED A PROPER

AND OF THE CONSEQUENCE, NEITHER BUSINESS HAS BEEN FORCED TO PAY CORPORATION TAX TOWARD THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT NOW, HERE IN SCOTLAND, THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT, THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS HAS THE GAINED A GREAT DEGREE OF AUTONOMY OVER ITS OWN FISCAL POLICY IT'S A VILLAGE OF TAX AND SPEND AND WHAT THEY'VE DONE IN THE RECENT WEEKS BECAUSE OF THE ECONOMIC CATASTROPHE AROUND THIS CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, IS THEY'VE OFFERED TAX RELIEF FOR BUSINESSES IN SOME OF THE HARDEST PLACES, INCLUDING HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM AND THAT MEANS THAT THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION'S TWO GOLF COURSES BETWEEN THEM ARE NOW ELIGIBLE FOR MORE THAN $1

1 MILLION WORTH OF BUSINESS TAX RELIEF, SOMETHING THE BUSINESS, WE'VE SPOKEN TO, SAYS IT WILL USE TO SUPPORT ITSELF AND ITS EMPLOYEES AND THE GOVERNMENT IN SCOTLAND SAYS IS APPLIED TO ALL SUCH BUSINESSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOW, SOME OF THE LOCAL POLITICIANS AREN'T THAT HAPPY ABOUT THIS DEVELOPMENT HERE'S MARTIN FORD, A MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL IN ABERDEENSHIRE WHERE THE TRUMP COURSE IS LOCATED >> IT'S UNNECESSARY FOR BUSINESSES WE NEED THE ECONOMY TO RESTART IF BUSINESSES COLLAPSE BECAUSE OF THE SHORT-TERM CRISIS, WON'T BE ABLE TO RESTART

BUT IN THIS CASE, THE INDIVIDUAL RECEIVING PUBLIC MONEY COULD EASILY AFFORD TO COVER ANY LOSSES IN THE MEANTIME FROM HIS PERSONAL MEANS HE THEREFORE DOESN'T NEED THE PUBLIC MONEY AND GIVEN THAT THERE IS A VERY GREAT NEED FOR IT ELSEWHERE, HE PROBABLY SHOULDN'T GET IT AND I DON'T THINK HE OUGHT TO BE GETTING IT >> Reporter: BUT HERE IN SOUTH ASHER — AND THIS IS THE COUNCIL BUILDING BEHIND ME WHERE TRUMP TURNBURY IS LOCATED, THE LARGER OF THE TWO, THEY SAY THEY DON'T WANT TO KNOCK THE BUSINESS OR EMPLOYEES BECAUSE IT DOES CONTRIBUTE TO THE LOCAL ECONOMY BUT HE DID SAY — AND THIS IS REALLY KEY — THAT THIS IS ONE OF MANY HOTELS IN THE REGION AND THAT THIS POLICY THOLED APPLY TO ALL OF THEM

IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO MAKE A CARVEOUT FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IF THERE'S A CARVEOUT, THERE WOULD BE A LOSS TO ALL HOTELS ON MONEY HE SAYS IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT >>> THE MADELINE MCCANN CASE SUSPECT REFUSES TO COOPERATE WITH POLICE >> THIS IS SUSPECT CHRISTIAN LEE AND A FORMER GIRLFRIEND WHO SAID TO HAVE REPORTED HIM TO POLICE FOR BEATING HER UP NEXT YEAR, SHE VANISHED FROM HER GERMAN HOME

HER FAMILY SAYS SHE'S IN HIDING IN JAIL, CHRISTIAN HAS BEEN MOVED TO A SINGLE CELL FOR HIS OWN SAFETY THE PRIME SUSPECT IN THE MADELINE MCCANN CASE WAS WELL KNOWN IN THE TOWN >> MY HEART WAS BROKEN WHEN I SAW THE PICTURE OF HER FROM THIS KIOSK >> Reporter: SHE RAN THE BAR NEXT TO THE SUSPECT'S CORNER SHOP KIOSK >> IT WAS A — [ SPEAKING NON- ENGLISH ] >>> EDMAN IS A CARETAKER OF A NEARBY BLOCK [ SPEAKING NON-ENGLISH ] TERS, % MAY REMEMBER A WEEK AGO HE SAID% HE WAS GOING TO DESIGNATE % ANTIFA A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION% WHICH NEVER CAME TO PASS % BECAUSE THERE IS NOT LEGAL % AUTHORITY FOR THAT TO HAPPEN

% BUT YOU CAN SEE THAT THAT'S % WITH THE ATTENTION AND FOCUS % IS >> Reporter: THE GERMAN PROSECUTOR SAYS THERE'S EVIDENCE THAT MADELINE IS DEAD BUT HE WON'T SAY WHAT IT IS MADELINE VANISHED FROM HER FAMILY'S HOLIDAY APARTMENT IN PORTUGAL 14 YEARS AGO CONVICTED CHILD SEX ABUSER CHRISTIAN BEIR IS THE MAIN SUSPECT FOR MADELINE BUT THEY'RE OPENING FILES ON MORE UNSOLVED CASES

>> NOW WE HAVE DECIDED TOGETHER WITH THE PROSECUTORS TO REOPEN THE CASE AND REVIEW THE THINGS THAT WE CAN FIND >> Reporter: BRITISH STUDENT NURSE LOUISE CURTAIN VANISHED IN GERMANY 19 YEARS AGO >> SPECIAL REPORTS OF THESE QUESTIONS, ACTIVITIES, RANGE A LARGE GEOGRAPHICAL RANGE BETWEEN CONTACTING THE POLICE FORCE DIRECTLY PERHAPS GOING THROUGH THE COUNSUL

>> Reporter: EVERYDAY THE SUSPICIONS AROUND THE SUSPECT ARE GROWING >>> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW" >> WE WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE PROTECTED >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

IF IT'S ASKING THE TOUGH >>> IF IT'S ASKING THE TOUGH QUESTIONS — WOULD YOU PREFER A 14-DAY NATIONAL SHUTDOWN? — IF IT'S ASKING FOR ACCOUNTABILITY — RESPIRATORS AND VENTILATORS HAS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STEPPED UP ENOUGH? — IF IT'S NAVIGATING THE NEW NORMAL IN AMERICA, AND IF IT'S SUNDAY, IT'S "MEET THE PRESS" THIS COUNTRY WAS FORGED, IN PART, BY SHARED SACRIFICE AND ONCE AGAIN, WE'RE CALLED TO STEP UP WE HOPE YOU'LL CONTINUE TO STAY INFORMED AND STAY ENGAGED AS WE FOLLOW THIS JOURNEY TOGETHER

I'M LESTER HOLT AND FOR ALL MY COLLEAGUES AT "NBC NEWS," TAKE CARE YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW" WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS EXPECT TO SEE MORE CASES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN >>> A PANDEMIC HAD A HAS TURNED OUR WORLD UPSIDE DOWN THE STORY CHANGES HOURLY >> A SLOW ROLLOUT WITH THOSE STAY AT HOME ORDERS EVEN WITH LESS THAN 2% OF OUR NATION TESTED >> IT'S THE 11TH HOUR >> WE'RE MOVING INTO UNCHARTED TERRITORY

A GUT CHECK INTO THE CORONAVIRUS THE ENORMOUS CHALLENGE OF REOPENING THE COUNTRY >> STADIUMS WILL LIKELY BE EMPTY UNTIL NEXT YEAR >> MORE ANTIBODY TESTING SITES ARE OPENING UP >>> TERRELL OWENS TACKLING SYSTEMIC RACISM WITH A RALLY TWEETED, THE NFL AND ROGER GOODELL OWE COLIN KAEPERNICK AN APOLOGY, ALONG WITH HIS JOB BACK WHICH IS LONG OVERDUE WE HAVE MORE FROM THE RALLY

>>> YEAH AND THIS IS A SMALL RALLY THAT WAS ORGANIZED BY TERRELL OWENS WHO IS A FORMER NFL STAR HE THINKS THE TIME IS NOW FOR PEOPLE TO COME OUT AND NEIL FOR COLIN KAEPERNICK, THAT PERSON THAT STARTED OFF THAT NEILING SYMBOL THAT WE SAW SO OFTEN NOW WITH THESE PROTESTS AGAIN GOING BACK TO 2016 THAT'S WHEN COLIN KAEPERNICK TOOK A KNEE TO THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, SOMETHING PEOPLE SAID WAS EXTREMELY DISRESPECTFUL

HE DECIDED TO NEIL BECAUSE IT WAS A SIGN OF RESPECT WE'VE SEEN THAT SYMBOL FOR ONE MAN TAKING A KNEE DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM DURING AN NFL GAME, TURN INTO THIS SYMBOL OF SOLIDARITY NOW MORE PEOPLE ARE TAKING A KNEE AND SAYING IT IS TIME FOR THE NFL TO HIRE COLIN KAEPERNICK BACK HE WANTS TO SEE COLIN KAEPERNICK PLAY

HE SAYS THE NFL NEEDS TO MORE THAN APOLOGIZE TO COLIN KAEPERNICK THEY NEED TO INCLUDE HIM IN THEIR RANKINGS IF THEY WANT TO BE SERIOUS IN MOVING FORWARD IN THEIR ORGANIZATION A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT WITH COLIN KAEPERNICK JERSEYS INTERESTING TO SEE SO MANY PEOPLE TAKING A KNEE WHEN FOUR YEARS AGO, IT SEEMED ONLY COLIN KAEPERNICK WAS DOWN THERE ON THE FIELD TAKING A KNEE A SILENT PROTEST BY ONE INDIVIDUAL TURNING INTO SOMETHING WE'RE NOW SEEING ALL OVER THE WORLD

ALLISON? >>> HE BRONCOS JAMES IS STARTING A NEW — LeBRON JAMES IS STARTING A NEW ORGANIZATION TO PROTECT AFRICAN AMERICAN VOTING RIGHTS IT'S CALLED MORE THAN A VOTE AND IT HAS BACKING FROM SEVERAL SPORTS STARS JAMES SAYS, QUOTE, BECAUSE OF EVERYTHING THAT'S GOING ON, PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO FINALLY LISTEN TO US WE FEEL WE HAVE A FOOT IN THE DOOR

FOR HOW LONG WE DON'T KNOW BUT WE FEEL WE'RE GETTING EARS AND ATTENTION AND THIS IS THE TIME FOR US TO FINALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE HOWARD BRYANT JOINS ME NOW HE'S A SENIOR WRITER FOR ESPN AND THE AUTHOR OF "FULL DISTANCE

" TELL US MORE ABOUT WHAT LeBRON IS DOING HERE >> ESSENTIALLY WHAT LeBRON IS DOING IS WHAT HE'S BEEN DOING WHICH IS TRYING TO USE HIS INFLUENCE AND HIS VISIBILITY TO FIND AN AVENUE TO DEAL WITH SPECIFIC PROBLEMS I FEEL ONE OF THE INTERESTING THINGS WHEN WE LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED THE OTHER DAY IN GEORGIA, VERY CLEARLY THE IDEA OF VOTER SUPPRESSION IS A HUGE ISSUE THAT PEOPLE AREN'T TALKING ABOUT AND I THINK WHAT'S REALLY INTERESTING ABOUT THIS AS AN IDEA IS TO REALLY START TO GET INTO THESE MORE GRANULAR ISSUES, IN ADDITION TO TALKING ABOUT THE MORE SYMBOLIC THINGS ABOUT BEING IN THE STREET, ALWAYS IMPORTANT TO DO THAT BUT THE COMBINATION OF THAT, PLUS MAKING SURE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND HOW THE ACTUAL SYSTEMS WORK IN TERMS OF GERRYMANDERING, POLLING, POLLING PLACES AND AVAILABILITY

ALL THOSE DIFFERENT INITIATIVES ARE REALLY, REALLY KEY TO ACTUALLY SEEING SOME MOVEMENT >> HERE IN THE US, HOWARD, WE SEE LeBRON AS SOMEBODY WHO REALLY DOES USE HIS PLATFORM TO TALK ABOUT ALL SORTS OF ISSUES WHETHER IT'S VOTING RIGHTS, WHETHER IT'S EDUCATION BUT A HONG KONG ACTIVIST, JOSHUA WONG, HAS CRITICIZED JAMES, TWEETING, QUOTE, DEFENDING DEMOCRACY IS VITAL

BUT KING JAMES ALWAYS TALKS LOUD IN THE US IN CHINA, NOT ONLY IS HE SILENT BUT HE SHUTS OTHERS UP WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT CRITICISM? ESPECIALLY FOLKS THAT MAY NOT HAVE HEARD THAT CRITICISM FROM LeBRON BEFORE >> HE DIDN'T GET CRITICIZED LIKE THAT IN THE UNITED STATES AND LET'S NOT FORGET THE CHINA DEBACLE WAS EMBARRASSING TO EVERYBODY INVOLVED

AND IT DID, IN A LOT OF WAYS, ASK THE QUESTION OF LeBRON JAMES AS TO WHETHER OR NOT HE WAS A TRUE ACTIVIST OR WHETHER HE WAS INTERESTED IN SOME OF THE AREAS THAT INTERESTED HIM, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE ENORMOUS BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHINA AND THE NBA AND A LOT OF THE PLAYERS FOUND THEMSELVES OUT OF THE DEPTHS IN SOME WAYS THEY REALIZED THAT IN A LOT OF THESE INITIATIVES, THEIR INTERESTS WERE ACTIVIST? OR ARE YOU AN INCREDIBLY VISIBLE, WEALTHY PERSON WHO STANDS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF ISSUES? THEY'RE NOT ALWAYS THE SAME THING EIR LEVEL LD YOU SAY IN THIS YOU THINK OF LeBRON JAMES' NETWORK IS HALF A BILLION DOLLARS

AND HE HAS ALL THESE DIFFERENT CORPORATE TIES SO SOMETIMES WHAT YOU REALLY HAVE HERE IS SOMEBODY WHO STANDS ON THE RIGHT SIDE, HE DOES THE RIGHT THING AND STANDS ON A LOT OF ISSUES BUT THE REAL QUESTION FOR PLAYERS LIKE HIM ARE PEOPLE AT HIS LEVEL IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE PROTESTOR BECOMES THE POWER? HE STANDS IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT AND ON A LOT OF ISSUES, HE'LL STRADDLE IT HE DIDN'T DO GREAT ON HONG KONG BUT ON THIS ISSUE, HE DID >> LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT THIS

THE NBA HAS LONG BEEN SEEN AS A MORE PROGRESSIVE LEAGUE ON ISSUES BUT WE'RE SEEING OTHERS MAKING MOVES ROGER GOODELL SAYING LAST WEEK HE WAS WRONG FOR NOT LISTENING SOONER NASCAR THIS WEEK BANNING THE CONFEDERATE FLAG DO YOU SEE THIS AS A TURNING POINT FOR ACTIVISM? SPORTS? >> THERE'S NO QUESTION THAT SOME THINGS ARE CHANGING HERE

THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE SAW IN FERGUSON THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN BALTIMORE THE NEXT YEAR IN 2015 THIS IS VERY DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE SAW IN THE REACTION TO COLIN KAEPERNICK I AM VERY DUBIOUS WHEN IT COMES TO THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE BECAUSE THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIDN'T EVEN MENTION COLIN KAEPERNICK'S NAME AND IT SEEMS IT CAN HAVE RECON CRAIG OF TRUTH

THERE'S NO POSSIBLE WAY THAT I THINK THE NFL HAS ANY CREDIBILITY ON THIS ISSUE BECAUSE THERE'S NO ORGANIZATION — I CAN'T THINK OF A CORPORATION, SPORTS OR OUTSIDE OF SPORTS, THAT MADE ITS FEELINGS TOWARDS THIS ISSUE MORE CLEAR THAN THE NFL BOTH IN WORDS AND IN DEEDS SO I'M VERY DUBIOUS ABOUT THEM I THINK THE NBA IS VERY DIFFERENT THE NBA HAS BEEN ABLE TO ALLOW THE PLAYERS TO VOICE

>> HOWARD, YOU MENTIONED KAEPERNICK THERE WAS A RALLY TODAY IN LA T O

WAS THERE SAYING THEY NEED TO GET COLIN KAEPERNICK BACK, GET HIS JOB BACK WHERE DO YOU SEE THE KAEPERNICK STORY GOING FROM HERE? >> I DON'T SEE THE KAEPERNICK STORY GOING ANY FURTHER WITH THE NFL SIMPLY BECAUSE THERE'S ONE THING THAT'S NOT HAPPENING HERE, ALLISON AND WHAT'S NOT HAPPENING IS YOU DON'T HEAR THE OWNERS THE FOUR MOST POWERFUL OWNERS IN FOOTBALL OR ANY OWNER YOU DON'T HERE JERRY JONES, ROBERT KRAFT, THE ROONEYS SAYING COLIN KAEPERNICK IS WELCOME TO PLAY IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

AND UNTIL YOU HEAR THAT, REMEMBER, ROGER GOODELL WORKS FROM THEM SO IF YOU'RE NOT HEARING THAT PIECE OF IT, YOU'RE HEARING ROCK ROGER GOODELL FINDING MIDDLE GROUND HERE HOW DO YOU TAKE IT SERIOUSLY IF YOU KEEP COLIN KAEPERNICK OUT OF THE GAME? >> YEAH ARE YOU SURPRISED IN PARTICULAR THAT WE HAVEN'T HEARD ANYTHING FROM THE ROONEYS? AS A STEELER FAN MYSELF, I KNOW THE ROONEYS HAVE BEEN ACTIVE THEY WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN THE ROONEY RULE THAT SAYS WHEN TEAMS ARE TALKING TO NEW COACHES, THEY NEED TO INCLUDE PEOPLE OF COLOR IN THAT SEARCH

DO YOU THINK THEY MAY HAVE TAKEN A STAND HERE? >> NO, NOT AT ALL BECAUSE THIS HAS BEEN — THERE'S A REASON WHY COLIN KAEPERNICK SUED THE NFL FOR COLLUSION AND THAT IS BECAUSE ALL 32 TEAMS TOGETHER ON THIS ISSUE AND UNTIL SOMEBODY COMES OUT AND YOU REALLY WANT TO WIPE THE SLATE CLEAN, THEN IT'S GOING TO BE SOMETHING DIFFERENT BUT AS OF TODAY, I DON'T SEE THAT FROM THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE >> YEAH SEEMS LIKE THE NFL STILL HAS A LONG WAY TO GO

HOWARD, I LOVE HAVING YOU ON FOR THIS CONVERSATION REALLY APPRECIATE IT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US >> THANK YOU >>> IT'S NOT ALWAYS EASY TALKING ABOUT RACE

BUT IT IS IMPORTANT "NBC NEWS" ASKED BLACK AMERICANS AROUND THE COUNTRY ABOUT THEIR EARLIEST MEMORIES CONFRONTING RACE HERE'S WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY >> I REMEMBER THIS SPEECH MY MOM GAVE ME ON MY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL THE FIRST THING SHE SAID TO ME WAS THAT, DON'T LET ANYBODY MESS UP YOUR NAME

YOU CORRECT THEM YOU MAKE SURE THAT THEY KNOW THE SPELLING AND THEY KNOW HOW TO PRONOUNCE IT CORRECTLY AND SHE ALSO SAID TO ME, DON'T LET ANYBODY TELL YOU THAT YOU ARE NOT SPECIAL, THAT DO NOT MATTER, THAT YOU CAN'T ACHIEVE THE THINGS THAT YOU WANT TO DO IN YOUR LIFE YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU SET YOUR MIND TO AND IT DOESN'T MATTER THAT YOU ARE A BLACK GIRL AND NOW AS I GOT OLDER, I UNDERSTOOD WHY SHE FELT THE NEED TO SAY THAT TO ME

AND IT WAS REALLY AS A PROTECTION AGAINST RACISM AND OUR SOCIETY >> DEFINITELY THE FIRST TIME I REALIZED SOMETHING WASN'T RIGHT WITH THE WAY HOW BLACK PEOPLE WERE TREATED VERSUS OTHER PEOPLE WAS THE TRAYVON MARTIN CASE IN 2012 THE SERVICE OF NOT IN THE % COMMUNITY BUT TIME WHEN THAT HAPPENED AND RIGHT AROUND THE TIME WHEN I JUST STARTED GETTING INTO FACEBOOK AND TWITTER AND SOCIAL MEDIA AND ALL OF THAT AND I REALLY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY WAS BECOMING SUCH A BIG DEAL IN MY NAOVE 13-YEAR-OLD MIND, THERE WAS NO SCENARIO WHERE GEORGE WASN'T GOING TO JAIL WE THOUGHT THAT JUSTICE WOULD BE SERVED SO I COULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY BECAUSE IN MY EYES, THE RIGHT THING IS GOING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT I SAW LIKE THE GOVERNMENT WAS SUPPOSED TO DO OR WOULD DO

>> IT IS LIKE WHAT I STARTED TO REALIZE WHAT IT ACTUALLY MEANT E TO BE BLACK AND I WAS EIGHT YEARS OLD AND OBAMA WAS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT WE WERE ALL DEBATING ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT THE BLACK MAN SHOULD BE THE PRESIDENT AND THAT, JUST REALIZING LIKE HOW MUCH THAT CONVERSATION SEEMED TO MEAN TO LITERALLY THE WHOLE COUNTRY THAT IS ONE OF THE FIRST TIMES I REALIZED OKAY, LIKE BEING BLACK IN THIS COUNTRY MEANS A WHOLE LOT MORE THAN JUST I AM A DIFFERENT COLOR THAN YOU >> I GREW UP IN MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA AS YOU KNOW, IT ANIS A HISTORIC PLACE, THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, AND IT IS ALSO THE CAPITAL OF CONFEDERACY AND GROWING UP WITH THOSE TWO THINGS, AS A YOUTH I WANTED TO EMBRACE THEM BECAUSE I THOUGHT THAT THEY MADE ME WHOLE BUT AS I GREW UP, AND AS I SAW THE NEWS COVERAGE BECAUSE OUR CITY HAD, YOU KNOW, FOUR MAJOR NEWS STATIONS AND EACH STATION SHOWED PEOPLE WHO LOOK LIKE ME DIFFERENTLY THAN THEY WOULD OTHER PEOPLE

ON THE NEWS, WE ARE CONSTANTLY SEEING IMAGES OF PEOPLE IN CERTAIN WAYS IN MUGSHOTS AND POLICE LINEUPS YOU ARE CONSTANTLY SEEING IMAGES OF BLACK TRAUMA, OF PEOPLE CRYING AND NOT REALLY ENJOYING LIFE AND YOU START TO THINK WELL MAYBE THAT IS THE EXISTENCE FOR BLACK PEOPLE BUT THEN YOU LOOK AROUND AND YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO JUXTAPOSE AND LOOK AROUND YOUR PERSONAL SPACE, YOUR PERSONAL ENVIRONMENT, THE PEOPLE YOU KNOW AND SEE THAT THAT IS LDNOT REALLY WHAT IS TR BUT THAT IS WHAT IS BEING DEPICTED >> I REMEMBER I CAME HOME FROM PRESCHOOL I SAID TO MY DAD, DAD, I WISH I WAS WHITE

BECAUSE I REALIZED THAT, OH, MY SKIN, WHITE SKIN AND I LOOKED AT MY SKIN, OH, I'M BLACK I'M 23 ONLY AT THE AGE OF 20, THREE YEARS AGO, I REALIZED I LOVE MYSELF AND THAT IS JUST RECENTLY MORE THAN RACIAL TRAUMA, IT'S YEAR OF OPPRESSION PASSED DOWN IN THE SYSTEM TEACHES US HOW TO STAY AT AVTHE BOTTOM >> AS A BLACK WOMAN I AM SO TIRED

I AM GOING TO TEACH MY KIDS IF I EVER HAVE KIDS, TO LOVE THEMSELVES I AM NEVER GOING TO HAVE THEM IN MY SHOES, LOOKING IN THE MIRROR, THINKING THEY ARE UGLY >>> I'M ALISON MORRIS YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW LET'S GO TO NBC NEWS NOW CORRESPONDENT, ALEXA LEE AUTO

SHE HAS THE LATEST HEADLINES FROM NBCNEWSCOM ALEXA I KNOW YOU HAVE A LOT TAKE IT AWAY >> ALLISON, THANK YOU WE ARE STARTING WITH A QUICK MARKET UPDATE FROM CNBC'S — THE DOW UP NEARLY 1800% TODAY, ABOUT A SURGEON CORONAVIRUS AS SOME STATES BEGIN TO REOPEN

THE! S&P DROPPED FIVE POINT MIGHT 9% — PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FACING BACKLASH FOR HOLDING A CAMPAIGN RALLY ON A DAY MARKING THE END OF SLAVERY AND DOING SO IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA DESPITE ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S DEADLIEST ACTS OF RACIAL VIOLENCE A CONGRESSWOMAN IN NOCALIFORNIA CALLED TODAY "SLAP IN THE FACE TO BLACK PEOPLE" ANOTHER BIT DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN CALLED IT" OVERT RACISM " >>> THE HOUSE SPEAKER IS DEMANDING THE RENAMING OF MILITARY BASES AS WELL AS CONFEDERATE STATUES TO BE REMOVED FROM THE CAPITAL BUILDING >> THE AMERICAN PEOPLE KNOW THESE NAMES HAVE TO GO

THESE NAMES OF WHITE SUPREMACISTS THAT SAID SAID TERRIBLE THINGS THIS IS LIKE 100 YEARS SOME OF THESE NAMES WERE GIVEN TO THESE BASES AND YOU LISTEN TO WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY Y SAID AND THEN YOU HE THE PRESIDENT MAKE A CASE THAT IS WHY A BASE SHOULD BE NAMED FOR THEM HE SEEMS TO BE THE ONLY PERSON LEFT WHO DOESN'T GET IT >> PRESIDENT TRUMP EARLIER THIS WEEK SAID THAT HE WOULD "NOT EVEN CONSIDER RENAMING THE BASES" BUT THE SERVICES COMMITTEE WHICH IS REPUBLICAN- LED TODAY APPROVED A PROPOSAL TO CREATE A COMMISSION TO CHANGE THE NAMES IN THE NEXT THREE YEARS

>>> FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN UNVEILED PROPOSALS FOR HOW TO REOPEN THE ECONOMY AMID THE PANDEMIC FROM NBC'S ADAM EDELMAN BIDEN ALSO SHARPLY CRITICIZED THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S RESPONSE TO THE VIRUS SO FAR TAKE A LISTEN >> TRUMP IS BASICALLY HAD A ONE POINT PLAN, OPEN BUSINESSES JUST OPEN

BUT IT DOES NOTHING TO KEEP WORKERS SAFE AND KEEP BUSINESSES ABLE TO STAY OPEN SECONDLY, IT HAS DONE VERY LITTLE TO GENERATE CONSUMER CONFIDENCE >> THE NATION'S TOP MILITARY GENERAL TODAY APOLOGIZED FOR BEING IN PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CONTROVERSIAL FOLLOW-UP LAST WEEK HERE IS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, MARK MILLEY >> I SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN THERE

MY PRESENCE IN THE MOMENT AND IN THAT ENVIRONMENT CRATED A PERCEPTION OF MILITARY INVOLVEMENT IN T DOMESTIC POLITICS >> ALLISON MILLIS, THOSE OF THE LATEST HEADLINES LOTS OF UPDATES THERE BACK TO YOU ALEXA

% THANK YOU SO >>> YES, ALEXA, THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THAT, GREAT TO SEE YOU >>> GROWING CONCERN THE US COULD SEE A RESURGENCE OF THE CORONAVIRUS AS OF TODAY MORE THAN 113,000 PEOPLE IN THE U

S HAVE DIED FROM COVID-19 WITH MORE THAN 2 MILLION CASES REPORTED NATIONWIDE SEVERAL STATES ARE STILL REPORTING A RECORD NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS NORTH CAROLINA IS ONE OF THOSE STATES AND NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT, KATIE BECK IS IN RALEIGH TELL US ABOUT THE SURGEON CALIBER THE LAST CAROLINA

>> Reporter: THEY ARE SAYING THIS IS AN ACCELERATING TREND IN THE WRONG DIRECTION AND HEALTH EXPERTS ARE EXTREMELY WORRIED ABOUT WHAT THAT COULD MEAN DOWN THE LINE AS FOR RIGHT NOW, THE HOSPITALIZATION RATES ARE AT A RECORD HIGH HOWEVER, HOSPITALS HERE DO STILL HAVE CAPACITY TO TREAT COVID-19 PATIENTS ABOUT 25% OF GENERAL INTAKE BEDS AND ABOUT 16% OF ICU BEDS ARE STILL AVAILABLE STATEWIDE SO THAT IS THE GOOD NEWS BUT STILL, THE DATA AND THE RISING TRENDS, THE UPTICK IN COVID-19 ACTIVITY HERE IN NORTH CAROLINA IS CAUSING THEM TO LOOK HARD AT THE DATA AND REALLY CONSIDER WHAT THAT COULD MEAN DOWN THE LINE

THE STATE, LIKE MANY OTHERS WALKING A DELICATE LINE OF WANTING TO REOPEN, GET ECONOMY OPENING AND WE WILL BACK TO WORK AND LIFE BACK TO NORMAL BUT ALSO WANTING TO MAKE SURE PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS ARE TAKEN SERIOUSLY AND PEOPLE ARE ABIDING BY THE RESTRICTIONS THAT ARE STILL IN PLACE THE GOVERNOR OF NORTH CAROLINA HAS SAID HE WILL HAVE TO TAKE SOME TIME AND BE VERY DELICATE IN HIS DECISION-MAKING ON WHETHER OR NOT TO MOVE TO PHASE 3 RIGHT NOW WE ARE AT PHASE 2 AND NORTH CAROLINA IT WILL EXTEND UNTIL AT LEAST JUNE 26 AND TOP HEALTH OFFICIALS WILL LOOK AT ALL OF THESE TRENDS AGAIN AND DECIDE COME IS THIS NOW THE RIGHT TIME THAT WE SHOULD MOVE TO PHASE 3 OR DELAY THAT LONGER TO GET THESE RISING NUMBERS TO COME BACK DOWN ONE CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER IN NORTH CAROLINA SAYS THIS IS REALLY A TIME WHERE PEOPLE NEED TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN AND TAKE IT SERIOUSLY

HERE'S WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY >> I THINK IT IS A TYPICAL MODEL WE HAVE HAD A PERFECT STORM OF SITUATIONS BECAUSE THERE WAS A HOLIDAY WHERE PEOPLE SPEND TIME TOGETHER WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY BUT ALSO WITH THE EVENTS CONCERNING THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT, THOSE THINGS HAVE ALL BROUGHT MORE PEOPLE INTO CLOSE QUARTERS AND SO OUR NUMBERS MIGHT BE HIGHER THAN WHAT WE HAVE SEEN BUT WE WILL SEE IN OTHER STATES GOING FORWARD FROM THIS BUT WE WERE ALWAYS EXPECTING THIS SURGE AND THAT IS OF COURSE WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN >> Reporter: NOW, THE MODELS ALWAYS DID EXPECT WE WOULD SEE SOME RISE AND UPTICK AFTER STATES STARTED REOPENING ANOTHER REASON FOR RISING NUMBERS IS THE FACT THAT WE HAVE VASTLY INCREASED TESTING IN NORTH CAROLINA

A FEW WEEKS AGO THERE WERE TESTING MAYBE 5000 PEOPLE A DAY NOW AT IS 17,000 SO WHEN YOU TEST MORE PEOPLE YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE MORE POSITIVE TEST RESULTS THE HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE REALLY CONCERNING TO THEM AND THOSE OF THE REASONS WHY THEY'RE GOING TO BE REALLY DRILLING DOWN ON THOSE NUMBERS AND IN THE COMING WEEKS TO MAKE SURE THERE IS NOT A SUDDEN SURGE THAT OVERWHELMS THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM >> AND KATIE, LET'S TALK ABOUT THE HOSPITALIZATIONS A LITTLE MORE IF YOU DON'T MIND ARE THOSE HOSPITALS PREPARED THERE? ARE THEY READY TO HANDLE IT? IT SEEMS LIKE IT DEFINITELY HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE OVERWHELMING

>> Reporter: FOR SURE AND THIS IS THE SIXTH TIME, TODAY MARKS THE SIXTH TIME THIS MONTH THAT HOSPITALIZATION RATES ARE AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH IN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA SO FOR THEM, THEY WANT TO BE SEEING NUMBERS TRENDING DOWNWARD, NOT SEEING MORE PEOPLE IN CRITICAL CONDITION, HEADING INTO THE HOSPITAL SO THAT IS WHY, FOR THEM, IT IS A TIME WHERE THEY WILL STUDY AND DRILL DOWN ON THE NUMBERS VISIT THE REOPENING NUMBERS, SHOULD WE PUT MORE RESTRICTIONS BACK IN PLACE OR IS IT THE FACT THAT WE ARE DOING MORE TESTING THERE ALSO CONTEMPLATING MORE TIME CONTRACT CONTACT TRACING THERE ARE ABOUT 8 COUNTIES THEY ARE TARGETING AS HOTSPOTS AND IN THOSE COUNTIES THEY WILL PUT MORE CONTACT TRACING RESOURCES ON THE GROUND TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW THIS TRANSMISSION IS HAPPENING AND TRY TO CONTAIN IT A BIT MORE >> KATIE BECK IN RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, THANK YOU SO MUCH

>>> FOR MORE ON THE CORONAVIRUS, NBC NEWS MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT, DR DON TORRES IS HERE GREAT TO SEE YOU SO MORE THAN TO ME AND CASES IN THE US

SO FAR NOW THE DIRECTOR OF THE HARVARD GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE IS WARNING THAT WE WILL CROSS 200 DEATHS BY SEPTEMBER A LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT WHEN THE COMPANY STARTED TO REOPENED IT WAS ASSIGNED THAT CORONAVIRUS WAS FADING IS IT? >> I THINK THAT IS THE BIG MISCONCEPTION THAT PEOPLE HAVE AND JUST ARE CLEARED UP, THE REASON THINGS ARE OPENING UP IS BECAUSE WE NEED TO JUMPSTART THE ECONOMY WE NEED TO TRY TO GET PEOPLE BACK TO WORK

WE NEED TO TRY TO GET MONEY BACK INTO THE ECONOMY IT DID NOT OPEN UP BECAUSE THE PANDEMIC IS OVER OR'S ARE MUCH BETTER AND WE CAN RELAX THINGS ARE BETTER AT WHAT WE ARE SEEING, TOO IS SOMETHING WE KNEW WOULD HAPPEN THIS IS WHAT DOCTORS HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT I TALKED TO HIM LAST WEEK ON FACEBOOK AND HE MENTION THE SAME THING

THERE WILL BE INCREASING CASES OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS TO GET IT UNDER CONTROL WE COULD SEE 100,000 DESKS DEATHS TO BRING THAT TOTAL NUMBER UP TO 200,000 AT THE SAME TIME PEOPLE NEED TO REALIZE WE ARE OPENING UP AGAIN SO PEOPLE CAN GET BACK TO WORK AND GET THE THINGS THEY NEED BUT NOT BECAUSE THE PANDEMIC IS OVER AND THAT IS THE BIG THIS CONCEPTION WE STILL ALL NEED TO DO THOSE THINGS THAT WE KNOW WORK AND YOU AND I HAVE TALK ABOUT COUNTLESS TIMES WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING BEING NUMBER ONE ABOUT THAT AND AGAIN UNDERSTANDING THAT WITHOUT ANYTHING CHANGING, BETWEEN NOW AND SEPTEMBER, THINGS ARE GOING TO GET WORST AND WHEN SEPTEMBER COMES WE WILL SEE A SECOND WAVE WHICH COULD COMPLICATE THINGS MORE WITH THE FLU ON TOP OF THAT IT COULD REALLY DO A BUNCH OF ISSUES WHERE WE WILL HAVE A HARD TIME HANDLING IT

SO IT IS INCUMBENT ON A COUPLE OF THINGS, THE PUBLIC HEALTH APARTMENT AND GOVERNMENT TO TO TRY TO CONTROL THIS BUT ALSO INCUMBENT UPON US TO MAKE SURE WE WEAR MASKS AND DO SOCIAL DISTANCING, WASH OUR HANDS, EVEN IF WE GO OUT AND ABOUT AND DO THOSE THINGS THAT WE WANT TO DO WHEN WE ARE OUTSIDE, WE NEED TO DO THEM SAFELY, ALLISON >>> DR JOHN TORRES ACCORDING TO A NEW ANALYSIS, AMERICANS ARE MOVING AND GATHERING AT PEOPLE PRE-COVID-19 LEVELS IT IS WORTH REPEATING, WHAT IS THE RISK HERE? >> YOU ARE RIGHT, IT IS CERTAINLY WORTH REPEATING AND THE RISK HERE IS THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO START SPREADING CORONAVIRUS AND START CATCHING CORONAVIRUS AND WE WILL BE BACK TO WHERE WE WERE A FEW MONTHS AGO WHICH IS BACK ON THE UP FLOOR UP SLOPE OF THE CURVE WE STARTED COMING DOWN AS A NATION

THE PROBLEM IS IN A LOT OF STATES, ARIZONA BEING THE WORST EXAMPLE OF NEW CASES COMING BACK, THEY OPENED UP AND THE CASES STARTED SPREADING NOW THEY ARE TRYING TO KEEP IT UNDER CONTROL TO A CERTAIN EXTENT IT IS LIKE TRYING TO GET THE GENIE BACK IN THE BOTTLE YOU ARE TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE GET BACK IN THE HOUSE AND SHELTER-IN-PLACE OR YOU GET THE CONTACT TRACING THAT YOU CAN CHECK TO SEE WHO MIGHT BE SECOND TO THEY ARE AROUND TO MAKE SURE YOU QUARANTINE THEM REGARDLESS, SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE ALONG THE LINES HERE TO MAKE SURE THIS DOES NOT SPREAD INTO OUTBREAKS

>>> CAN WE TALK ABOUT POTENTIAL TREATMENTS FOR MOMENT? ONE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY SAID IT'S TESTING IS CORONAVIRUS ANTIBODY DRUG ON HUMANS WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT? >> THEY ARE DOING TRIALS ON HUMANS RIGHT NOW AND IT DIFFERENTIATES A FEW THINGS THAT PEOPLE MIGHT HAVE HEARD THERE IS A CONVALESCENT PLASMA WHEN SOMEBODY RECOVERS FROM CORONAVIRUS, DONATE THEIR BLOOD, GET THE PLASMA OUT OF THE BLOOD AND GET THE ANTIBODIES AND GIVE THEM TO SOMEBODY WHO IS NOW IN CRITICAL CONDITION TO TRY TO SAVE THEIR LIVES THIS IS DIFFERENT THIS IS MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND WHAT THEY DO IS LOOK ACROSS THE SPECTRUM OF ANTIBODIES, PULL A BUNCH OF PEOPLE'S BLOOD TOGETHER, FILTER THE ANTIBODIES THEY THINK WILL WORK AND GO AHEAD AND TRY THOSE IN PEOPLE TO SEE IF IT WILL HELP FIGHT CORONAVIRUS

REGENERON IS DOING SOMETHING A LITTLE UNIQUE BECAUSE SOME OF THE OTHER TRIALS ARE CENTERED ON ONE ANTIBODY THEY THINK CAN HELP IN THIS ONE IS CENTERED AROUND FOUR ANTIBODIES THEY THINK THE COCKTAIL OF FOUR ANTIBODIES WILL GIVE A JUMPSTART TO PEOPLE'S ANTIBODY SYSTEMS THIS IS NOT A CHORE BUT SOMETHING TO JUMPSTART THEIR SYSTEM UNTIL THEIR OWN IMMUNE SYSTEM KICKS INTO FIGHT IT IS HELPING ALONG THE WAY BUT IT IS ONE THING WE CAN USE ONE MORE TOOL IN OUR TOOLBOX UNTIL WE GET THE VACCINE WHICH YOU AND I TALKED ABOUT IS KIND OF THE GAME CHANGER WE ARE LOOKING FOR >> YES, THAT IS REALLY THE THING PEOPLE ARE HOPEFUL ABOUT AND WAITING TO SEE

DR JOHN I KNOW WE OFTEN ASKED THE SAME QUESTIONS OVER AND OVER BUT AS WE HAVE SAID IT SEEMS LIKE THEY'RE WORTH REPEATING SO PEOPLE UNDERSTAND HOW SERIOUS THIS IS A WHAT WE NEED TO STILL KEEP DOING THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING US OUT HERE >> YOU BET, ALLISON >>> WEEKLY JOBLESS CLAIMS CAME IN BETTER THAN EXPECTED WITH MORE AMERICANS HEADED BACK TO WORK BUT THE NUMBERS ARE STILL HISTORICALLY HIGH

15 MILLION AMERICANS FILED FOR AN EMPLOYMENT LAST WEEK THAT IS ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR THE NUMBER OF CLAIMS DROPPING FOR A 10th STRAIGHT WEEK, NBC NEWS BUSINESS AND TECH CORRESPONDENT, JO LING KENT JOINS ME NOW IS IT FAIR TO SAY WE ARE STARTING TO RECOVER? I THINK IT IS A QUESTION A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE WRITE UP? >> YES, RECOVER IS A STRONG WORD BECAUSE WE STILL SEE THE HISTORIC HIGHS AS YOU WERE JUST SAYING SO WHEN YOU HAVE 1

5 MILLION JOBLESS CLAIMS FILED IN ONE WEEK FOR THAT IS CERTAINLY NOT NORMAL YES, THE NUMBERS ARE IMPROVING BUT A RECOVERY WOULD BE A STRONG STATEMENT ESPECIALLY AFTER WE SEE IT IS NOW 40 FOR SOME MILLION CLAIMS THAT HAVE BEEN FILED OVER JUST THE PAST THREE MONTHS IF YOU TAKE A LOOK AT THE LABOR DEPARTMENT REPORT IN A LITTLE MORE DETAIL, WE DUG INTO IT THIS MORNING AND WE SEE 21 MILLION PEOPLE CONTINUE TO COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT THAT NUMBER ALSO IMPROVING BUT STILL REALLY, REALLY BIG AND THE STATES HARDEST HIT ARE YOUR USUAL SUSPECTS, CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, FLORIDA AND GEORGIA BUT THIS ONGOING SITUATION IS LIKELY TO CONTINUE REDUCING LAYOFFS CONTINUING ALTHOUGH MAYBE NOT AS BAD AS THEY WERE A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO OR A MONTH AGO BUT YOU HAVE MAJOR RETAIL HEMORRHAGING GOING ON RIGHT NOW WHEN IT COMES TO STORES CLOSING LIKE'S ARE ANNOUNCING THEY'RE CLOSING 1200 STORES WORLDWIDE, YOU HAVE MAJOR JEWELERS LIKE CADE ROHLER AND JARED SAYING THEY'RE CLOSING 150 STORES IN THE U

S DUE TO COVERED CONCERNS SO THE LAYOFFS DO KEEP COMING EVEN THOUGH YOU DO HAVE A RETURN TO WORK AND IN SO MANY STATES BUT THE DISCUSSION OF A SECOND WAVE IF YOU WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT WHAT WITH KATIE BECK, CERTAINLY HAS A LOT OF COMPANIES STEPPING BACK AND THINKING, OKAY, WHAT IS COMING NEXT? >> YES, JOE, CERTAINLY RATTLING THE MARKET, RATTLING COMPANIES YOU MENTION RETAIL AS ONE OF THE SECTORS STILL STRUGGLING WHICH SECTORS ARE NOT STRUGGLING WITH RETAIL AND WHERE ARE WE SEEING SOME JOBS COMING BACK? >> YES, WE ARE SEEING SOME JOBS COME BACK IN HOSPITALITY AND FOOD SERVICE, RESTAURANTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT BUT ACROSS THE BOARD YOU REALLY DO SEE A CONTINUING PAIN IF YOU WILL, AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE JOBS REPORT FROM LAST WEEK THAT COVERED THE MONTH OF MAY, FROM THE LABOR DEPARTMENT, YOU DO SEE ENCOURAGING SIGNS OF PEOPLE GOING BACK TO WORK BUT YOU STILL SEE DISPROPORTIONATE HITS ON THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY, WOMEN ALSO BEING DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED BY UNEMPLOYMENT SO THE PAIN IS REALLY ACROSS THE BOARD, ALLISON >> JOE, FEDERAL RESERVE K PAUL WAS TALKING ABOUT OUR ECONOMIC RECOVERY THIS WEEK

WHAT HAS HE BEEN SAYING? >> HE IS SAYING IT IS A LONG ROAD AHEAD TO RECOVERY HE SAYS THERE IS NO PLAN SO THEY ARE NOT EVEN THINKING ABOUT RAISING RATES THIS YEAR SO YOU CAN EXPECT THOSE TO STAY WHERE THEY ARE BUT HE DID EXPECT THAT A LOT OF THE JOBS WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THAT HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED ARE NOT NECESSARILY GOING TO COME BACK SO THIS RECOVERY IS LIKELY TO TAKE YEARS AND JAY POWELL ALSO SAYING THE GDP, THE PRODUCTIVITY OF OUR ECONOMY IS EXPECTED TO BE DONE WAS TO CONTRACT BY 65% THIS YEAR HE DOES EXPECT ON EMPLOYMENT TO IMPROVE AFTER WHAT WE SAW IN MAY SO INSTEAD OF BEING AT THE 13% LEVEL, IT WILL DROP DOWN TO NINE SOMETHING PERCENT BUT THE FED CHAIR BASICALLY SAYING WE ARE IN A DIRE SITUATION EVEN THOUGH THINGS ARE IMPROVING

THEY ARE GOOD GIRDING FOR THE LONG HAUL AND DOING EVERYTHING THE FED IS ABLE TO DO TO KEEP THINGS AS, NOT AS BAD AS IT OTHERWISE WOULD BE, ALLISON >> >> JOE, SOME AMERICANS ARE STILL WAITING FOR THEIR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS BUT WE ARE ALSO HEARING REPORTS THAT SOME PEOPLE ARE BEING OVERPAID DO WE KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? >> YES, THERE ARE MANY REPORTS OF OVERPAYMENT IN FLORIDA, THERE HAVE BEEN ISSUES OF PAYMENT THAT PEOPLE WERE APPLYING FOR THAT THEY GOT THAT THEY WERE NOT QUALIFIED FOR BUT THAT THEY ARE NOW HAVING TO RETURN IN THE STATE OF OHIO WHERE WE ARE HEARING ISSUES AND ALSO IN WASHINGTON STATE I'M A IT IS REFLECTIVE OF THE REPORTING ALL ALONG, THE ANTIQUATED SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE INSIDE THESE ON EMPLOYMENT OFFICES AND THESE LABOR DEPARTMENTS STATEWIDE THAT NEED HELP AND SO IT IS AN OVERWHELMING OF THE SYSTEM THAT HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE, HISTORIC PROPORTION SO AS A RESULT YOU HAVE A LOT OF ISSUES WITH NOT JUST THE SYSTEM ITSELF BUT NO OVERPAYMENT PEOPLE ARE ALREADY WAITING SO LONG FOR THEIR UNEMPLOYMENT AND NOW ARE BEING ASKED TO REPAY WHAT SO MANY THOUGHT THEY WERE TOTALLY QUALIFIED TO GET >> CAROL, REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS CANNOT SEEM TO AGREE ON WHETHER TO EXTEND THE $600 FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT

DO WE KNOW WHAT THE KEY DIFFERENCES ARE IN THEIR PROPOSALS, WHERE THEY ARE UNABLE TO SEE EYE TO EYE HERE? >> YES, THE DEMOCRATS HAVE PASSED THE PROPOSAL ALREADY IN THE HOUSE AND SO WHAT WE ARE SEEING NOW IS THEY WANT TO EXTEND THAT UNTIL 2021 AND REPUBLICANS ARE STAUNCHLY AGAINST IT, THERE HAVE BEEN DISCUSSIONS BANDIED ABOUT WHEN IT COMES TO WHAT KIND OF BONUSES CAN BE PROVIDED OR DIFFERENT WAYS TO SUPPLEMENT THERE HAVE BEEN IDEAS OF OFFERING BONUSES IF YOU DO GO FROM UNEMPLOYMENT TO GETTING A JOB AGAIN BUT THIS IS A REALLY IMPOSSIBLE DEBATE RIGHT NOW BECAUSE AS WE DO SEE NUMBERS IMPROVING ON THE JOBLESS CLAIMS FRONT, IT IS CLEAR THAT WE ARE STILL DEALING WITH A MASSIVE CASE OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC DAMAGE THERE IS NOT GOING TO BE THAT V- SHAPED DEBT BOUNCE BACK THAT MEMBERS OF THE ADMINISTRATION WERE HOPING SALT FOR AND SO THERE CONTINUES TO BE A LOT OF TENSION THERE AS PEOPLE ON THE GROUND, VOTERS ARE THINKING, LOOK, I JUST NEED A LITTLE MORE HELP TO GET THROUGH MY NEXT MONTH OFF IF'S RENT PAYMENT OR TO BUY GROCERIES BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH WE SEE THE SILVER LINING, THE PEOPLE AFFECTED ARE STILL FEELING A DEEP AND ACUTE ECONOMIC PAIN >> ABSOLUTELY, JOE, DEFINITELY SILVER LININGS DON'T PAY THE BILLS WE LOVE TALKING BUSINESS AND THE ECONOMY WITH YOU

THANKS SO MUCH FOR BEING ON >> THANKS, ALLISON >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IN DALLAS TODAY TALKING ABOUT POLICE REFORM AT A ROUNDTABLE WITH STATE LEADERS >> WE MUST INVEST MORE ENERGY AND RESOURCES IN POLICE TRAINING AND RECRUITING AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WE HAVE TO RESPECT OUR POLICE, TAKE CARE OF OUR POLICE

THEY ARE PROTECTING US AND IF THEY ALLOWED TO DO THEIR JOB THEY WILL DO A GREAT JOB AND YOU ALWAYS HAVE A BAD APPLE NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO YOU HAVE BAD APPLES AND THERE ARE NOT TOO MANY OF THEM, I CAN TELL YOU, THERE ARE NOT TOO MANY IN THE POLICE WERE DEPARTMENT >> NBC NEWS NOW NEWS POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT IS IN DALLAS COVERING THE VISIT >> THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT ROUNDTABLE THAT IS GOING ON STILL RIGHT NOW, ALLISON AND THAT IS BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT IS SAYING THE WHITE HOUSE IS WORKING TO FINALIZE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT WOULD DEAL WITH POLICING THIS IS THE FIRST CONCRETE ACTION WE HAVE HEARD FROM THE WHITE HOUSE AND OF COURSE, IT IS NOT WRITTEN, FINALIZED OR SIGNED YET SO A LOT OF TIME BETWEEN NOW AND THEN AND WHEN IT COULD CHANGE BUT THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT ANNOUNCEMENT THAT DEALS WITH POLICE BRUTALITY AND HE SAID THE USE OF FORCE SO WE ARE NOT SURE EXACTLY WHAT IS CONTAINED IN THAT BUT THIS COMES IN A ROUNDTABLE WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, FAITH LEADERS AND YOU CAN PROBABLY HEAR OVER MY SHOULDER BEHIND WE ALSO HAVE SEVERAL HUNDRED BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTERS WHO HAVE COME OUT TO MAKE THEIR FEELINGS KNOWN ABOUT THE PRESIDENT AND YOU ALSO HAVE THE PRESIDENT'S OWN SUPPORTERS WERE ALSO HERE AND WE HAVE SEEN SOME VERBAL CONFRONTATIONS BUT SO FAR, EVERYTHING IS PEACEFUL AT LEAST FOR THE MOMENT

THE OTHER NEWS OUT OF THIS ROUNDTABLE IS THAT THE PRESIDENT IS SUGGESTING HE COULD TAKE MORE ACTION THAN JUST UNILATERAL EXECUTIVE ONCE HE IS SAYING HE WANTS TO WORK WITH LAWMAKERS ON CAPITOL HILL WE HAVE SEEN THE WHITE HOUSE SAY THE PRESIDENT REJECTS WHAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE PUT FORWARD IN TERMS OF POLICE REFORM BUT REPUBLICANS ARE COMING TO THE TABLE TO SEE WHAT PACKAGE MAY WORK AND HOPEFULLY A BIPARTISAN BILL COMES TOGETHER THAT WOULD HAVE THE PRESIDENT'S BLESSING ON THIS, ALLISON >> MONICA, THE PRESIDENT TALKING A BIT ABOUT PROTESTERS IN SEATTLE TODAY EARLIER HE WENT AFTER THEM ON TWITTER, TWEETING, "UGLY ANARCHISTS MUST BE STOPPED IMMEDIATELY

HE ALSO CALLED ON THE WASHINGTON GOVERNOR AND SEATTLE'S MAHER TO QUOTE TAKE BACK YOUR CITY NOW WHAT IS THE WHITE HOUSE SAYING ABOUT ALL OF THIS? >> YOU REALLY HAVE SEEN THE PRESIDENT GO AFTER MOSTLY DEMOCRATIC GOVERNORS LIKE JAY INSLEE THERE IN WASHINGTON TO TRY TO CONTINUE THIS LAW AND ORDER MESSAGE FOR WEEKS NOW, THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN A BIT MORE FOCUSED ON THOSE EXTREME PROTESTERS YOU MAY REMEMBER A WEEK AGO HE SAID HE WOULD DESIGNATE ANTIFA A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION WHICH ACTUALLY NEVER CAME TO PASS BECAUSE THERE IS NOT LEGAL AUTHORITY FOR THAT TO HAPPEN BUT YOU CAN SEE THERE IS EFFORT AND THE FOCUS IS THE PRESIDENT WANTED TO MAKE THAT THE STORY AS OPPOSED TO THE MANY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE I'M A PROTESTERS WHO TOOK TO THE STREETS IN THE WEEK SINCE THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD BUT SPECIFICALLY IN THE BATTLE WITH SEATTLE, THE PRESIDENT WAS TWEETING OVERNIGHT AT PUTTING MORE EMPHASIS ON WHAT HE SEES AS A FRINGE ELEMENT TO ALL OF THIS, ALLISON >> MONICA, THE PRESIDENT ALSO ANNOUNCED HIS FIRST CAMPAIGN RALLY OF THE CORONAVIRUS ERA IT WILL BE ON JUNE 19 IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA

TELLS IS THE SITE OF ONE OF THE DEADLIEST RACE RIOTS IN US HISTORY, TO 19 IS THE DAY THAT COMMEMORATES THE END OF SLAVERY WHY CHOOSE THIS DATE AND THIS LOCATION DURING A NATIONWIDE MOVEMENT AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE? DO WE HAVE ANY INSIGHT HERE? >> REALLY, SIGNIFICANT DATE AND LOCATION AND WE JUST CONFIRMED THAT THAT RALLY IS GOING FORWARD THE PRESIDENT HAD SUGGESTED THE CAMPAIGN IS MAKING IT OFFICIAL AND WE ARE LEARNING IT IS ACTUALLY GOING TO TAKE PLACE INSIDE A GIANT ARENA THAT CAN HOLD AS MANY AS 19,000 PEOPLE SO IN THIS AGE OF A PANDEMIC, STILL RAGING ON, FASCINATING AND WILD TO THINK ABOUT THAT MANY PEOPLE POTENTIALLY COMING TOGETHER

WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES WILL BE, WHETHER PEOPLE WILL WEAR FACE MASKS OR NOT BUT ON THE ISSUE OF THE DATE, THE CAMPAIGN SUSPENDED ITS CHOICE SAYING REPUBLICANS STAND WITH AND HONOR THE SIGNIFICANCE AND IMPORTANCE OF THE DATE BUT YOU HAD DEMOCRATS COMING OUT AND ABSOLUTELY SLAMMING THE MOVE, CALLING IT INAPPROPRIATE, CALLING IT COMPLETELY ALSO OUT OF SYNC AND TOUCH OF WHAT IS GOING ON IN THIS MOMENT AND THE NATIONAL ON RESPITE THE PRESIDENT HOWEVER IS ITCHING TO GET BACK ON THE TRAIL AND THAT IS ALSO WHY HE IS HERE IN DALLAS TONIGHT, HOLDING A MULTIMILLION DOLLAR FUNDRAISER AT A PRIVATE HOME THIS EVENING FOR HIS REELECTION CAMPAIGN, ALLISON >> ALL RIGHT MONICA ALBERT COVERING PRESIDENT TRUMP IN DALLAS, MONICA, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI WANTS TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE STATUES FROM THE US CAPITAL

>> THESE NAMES HAVE TO GO FROM THESE PLACES AND THESE STATUES HAVE TO GO FROM THE CAPITAL >> NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT, LEON CALDWELL JOINING ME NOW LEANNE, WHAT ELSE DOES SPEAKER PELOSI SAY ABOUT THOSE CONFEDERATE NAMES AND STATURES? >> SHE SAID SHE ALSO WROTE A LETTER TO THE ORGANIZATION IN THE CAPITOL COMPLEX THAT OVERSEES THE STATUES, ASKING THEM TO BE REMOVED SHE ALSO SAID THAT WHILE THE FIRST TIME SHE WAS SPEAKER SHE WAS ABLE TO MOVE A STATUE OF ROBERT E LEE THAT WAS IN THE CAPITAL AND TO A DIFFERENT SECTION OF THE CAPITAL THAT IS MORE UNDERGROUND, IN THE CRYPT, DARK, NOT WELL LIGHTED, NOT WHERE THE REST OF THE STATUES ARE BUT THAT IS ALL THAT — BEING ABLE TO REMOVE THEM FROM THE CAPITAL SHE WANTS THE MOVED OUT OF THE CAPITAL COMPLETELY

REPRESENTATIVE BARBARA LEE OF TEXAS WILL INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO DO SO THERE IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPANION LEGISLATION IN THE SENATE AS WELL WITH SENATOR CORY BOOKER WHO COULD INTRODUCE AT ANY POINT THIS WEEK THIS TO REALLY PUSH THAT ISSUE FORWARD SENATOR MITCH McCONNELL, THE MAJORITY LEADER WAS ASKED ABOUT THIS ISSUE TODAY HE SAID THAT HE THINKS IT SHOULD BE UP TO THE STATE

EVERY SINGLE STATE HAS TWO STATURES TO SIT IN THE CASPER CAPITAL AND THEY ARE THE ONES TO DECIDE AND HE SAYS IT SHOULD BE THE STATE WHOSE DECISION IT IS TO REMOVE STATURES AND NOT THE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, ALLISON >>> LEANNE, HOW ABOUT THE BASES NAMED AFTER CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS? THE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE MOVING TO RENAME THEM HOW DOES — FEEL ABOUT THE RENAMING OF BASES? WE KNOW HOW THE PRESIDENT FEELS >> I WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT MITCH McCONNELL WHO SAID HE THOUGHT IT WAS UP TO THE STATES ABOUT THE STATURES AS FOR THE BASES, HE DID NOT ANSWER THE QUESTION AT ALL

HE SAID IF THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE SHOULD DECIDE WHETHER THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE DID DECIDE TODAY THEY SAID THAT THEY VOTED ALONG WITH A COUPLE OF DISTRACTIONS, REPUBLICANS IN THE COMMITTEE BUT OVERWHELMINGLY VOTED TO SET UP, TO MOVE FORWARD ON RENAMING THOSE BASES THEY WOULD START TO STUDY IT, GET STAKEHOLDERS OF THE MILITARY OF THE STATE AND A LOT OF OTHER THINGS BUT IT WAS A REALLY BIG STEP FOR THE SENATE, SENATE REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS TO AGREE ON THIS IT IS A MEASURE THAT WAS INTRODUCED BY SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN THE PRESIDENT TWEETED ABOUT IT JUST MOMENTS AGO

HE SAID THAT HE HOPES THAT REPUBLICANS — RENAME THESE BASES BASED ON THE MOVE OF MANY SENATE REPUBLICANS ON THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE TODAY, THEY ACTUALLY SIDED WITH AGAINST THE PRESIDENT IN MOVING FORWARD AND CHANGING SOME OF THESE NAMES, ALLISON >> LEANNE, POLICE REFORM IS DOMINATING THE CONVERSATION ON CAPITOL HILL THIS WEEK SENATE REPUBLICANS ACTUALLY GETTING AHEAD OF THE WHITE HOUSE, ANNOUNCING LEGISLATION IS COMING HERE'S WHAT MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL SAID EARLIER THIS WEEK ABOUT THIS

>> WE ARE STILL WRESTLING WITH AMERICA'S ORIGINAL SIN AND WE TRY TO GET BETTER BUT EVERY NOW AND THEN, IT IS PERFECTLY CLEAR WE ARE A LONG WAY FROM THE FINISH LINE >> LEANNE, WHERE DOES THAT LEGISLATION STAND? >> IT IS STILL IN THE WORKS AND IT IS LED BY SENATOR TIM McCART OF SOUTH CAROLINA WORKING ON IT WITH HIS COLLEAGUES IT HAS BEEN TONED DOWN A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE THEY JUST TAKE TIME AND THIS IS A VERY COMPLICATED ISSUE SENATOR SCOTT TOLD REPORTERS TODAY THAT IT IS NOT GOING TO BE RELEASED THIS WEEK WHICH IS WHAT HE HAD HOPED FOR IT WILL PROBABLY BE MORE LIKE NEXT WEEK BUT THEY ARE STILL FIGURING OUT THE DETAILS OF WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE

THERE ARE A COUPLE OF THINGS TO NOTE, THOUGH, ALLISON ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IS INCLUDED IN A DEMOCRATIC BILL IS THE IDEA OF QUALIFIED IMMUNITY THAT AS IT CURRENTLY STANDS IN CURRENT LAW, INDIVIDUAL POLICE OFFICERS ARE NOT ABLE TO BE HELD PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE TO LIFE AND PROPERTY DEMOCRATS WANT TO CHANGE THAT SO THAT THERE IS SOME RESPONSIBILITY BY THE POLICE OFFICERS THERE WAS A DISCUSSION AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK AMONG SENATE REPUBLICANS THAT THEY WERE GOING TO ALLOW SOME OF THAT RESPONSIBILITY ON THE POLICE AND IT LOOKS LIKE AS THE WEEK HAS PROGRESSED THAT REPUBLICANS ARE NOT GOING TO MOVE INTO THAT DIRECTION SO WE DO EXPECT THE REPUBLICAN BILL TO BE MUCH MORE NARROW, IT DOES NOT GO NEARLY AS FAR AS THE DEMOCRATIC WILL BUT THEY ARE HAVING THESE CONVERSATIONS AND THAT IS PROOF THAT THE POLITICS IS ON THE SIDE OF MAKING SOME OF THESE REFORMS, ALLISON >> ALL RIGHT, LEON CALDWELL, SO MUCH GOING ON ON CAPITOL HILL

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INSIGHT >> THANK YOU >> THE NATION'S TOP MILITARY OFFICER APOLOGIZING TODAY, MARK MILLEY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF SAYING HE SHOULD NOT HAVE WALKED WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP LAST WEEK TO A LAFAYETTE SQUARE TO ST JOHN'S CHURCH >> AS MANY OF YOU SAW, THE RESULT OF THE PHOTOGRAPH OF ME AT LAFAYETTE SQUARE LAST WEEK, THAT SPARKED A NATIONAL DEBATE ABOUT THE ROLE OF THE MILITARY IN CIVIL SOCIETY

I SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN THERE MY PRESENCE IN THAT MOMENT AND IN THAT ENVIRONMENT CREATED A PERCEPTION OF THE MILITARY INVOLVED IN DOMESTIC POLITICS AS A COMMISSIONED, UNIFORMED OFFICER IT WAS A MISTAKE THAT I LEARNED FROM AND I SINCERELY HOPE WE ALL CAN LEARN FROM IT >> NBC NEWS PENTAGON RESPONDENT, COREY QB COURTNEY KUBE BE JOINING ME NOW

WHAT YOU KNOW BUT WHAT PROMPTED THIS APOLOGY? >> SO HE LAID IT OUT A LITTLE BIT RIGHT THERE, ALLISON IN SAYING THAT IT SPARKED A NATIONAL DEBATE WE KNOW AND GENERAL MILLEY READS A LOT, LOOKS AT TWITTER, LOOKS AT SOCIAL MEDIA HE PAYS ATTENTION TO THE NEWS IT WAS NOT LOST ON HIM THAT AFTER HE APPEARED AT THE WHITE HOUSE IN WHAT THEY CALL THE ACU, WHAT YOU CALL A BATTLE OR COMBAT FATIGUE, APPEARED THERE, WALKED WITH THE PRESIDENT OVER TO ST JOHN'S, HE MANAGED TO KEEP HIMSELF OUT OF THE ACTUAL PHOTO OP BUT HE WAS, EVERYONE KNEW HE WAS THERE AND THEN HE WAS SEEN AROUND DC THAT NIGHT AGAIN IN HIS ACU'S VISITING THOSE TROOPS

THIS IS A VERY SENSITIVE TIME AND THERE IS TALK OF THE INSURRECTION ACT BEING INVOKED THAT WOULD BRING ACTIVE-DUTY TROOPS HERE WHEN YOU HAVE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEF, THE SENIOR MILITARY OFFICER WALKING ON THE CITY IN HIS COMBAT FATIGUES, THERE WAS A LOT OF CRITICISM THAT NIGHT AND ENSUING DAYS AND WE ARE TALKING FORMER RETIRED AND FORMER GENERALS AND ADMIRALS AND OFFICERS AND EVEN SOME CONCERN AND CRITICISM AMONG THE RANKS GENERAL MILLEY WAS VERY AWARE OF THAT AND TOOK IT TO HEART, ALLISON >> COURTNEY, WE HAVE PLAYED A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT HE HAD TO SAY BUT I THINK WE HAVE ANOTHER CLIP WHAT ELSE DID HE OFFER UP IN THAT APOLOGY? >> HE SAID THAT IT WAS A MISTAKE

HE, THIS IS SOMETHING WE ACTUALLY HAVEN'T HEARD GENERAL MILLEY TALK A LOT ABOUT BECAUSE HE HAS BEEN THE CHAIRMAN PREVIOUSLY I HAVE COVERED AT THE PENTAGON, THEY WILL MAKE A CASE ESPECIALLY IN AN ELECTION YEAR ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO KEEP THE MILITARY, THE UNIFORMED MILITARY APOLITICAL GENERAL DUNFORD WHO IS GENERAL MILLEY'S PREDECESSOR HAMMERED THAT ISSUE HOME ALL THE TIME ESPECIALLY IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS WHEN HE WAS CHAIRMAN UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP GENERAL MILLEY WE HAVE NOT HEARD FROM AS MUCH BUT TODAY THE NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIVERSITY SPEECH HE DID TALK ABOUT THAT HE SAID IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE THE MILITARY REMAINS APOLITICAL

WE HAVE HEARD THAT MESSAGE SEVERAL TIMES INCLUDING RECENTLY LAST WEEK FROM SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MARK ESPER, SOMETHING HE FEELS STRONGLY ABOUT AS WELL BUT OF COURSE WE FORGET THERE IS STILL A CIVILIAN CONTROL OF THE MILITARY THAT IS THE LAW SECRETARY ASPER IS THE HEAD OF THE PENTAGON AND HE IS A POLITICAL APPOINTEE SO THEY HAVE TO WALK A FINE LINE AND ESPECIALLY WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO SO FREQUENTLY TALKED ABOUT THE MILITARY AND PULLS THE MILITARY INTO ISSUES IT IS VERY DIFFICULT IN THIS CURRENT POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT FOR GENERAL MILLEY AND THE OTHER CHIEFS AND THE MILITARY SERVICES TO KEEP THEMSELVES OUT OF THE POLITICAL DISCUSSION, ALLISON >>, THE MILITARY HAS ALSO BEEN CRITICIZED FOR NOT HAVING MANY AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN HIGH- RANKING POSITIONS

HOW DID GENERAL MILLEY ADDRESS THAT? >> SO PART OF IT IS AN INSTITUTIONAL ISSUE THAT IT HAS EXISTED FOR A LONG TIME IN THE MILITARY AND GOES BACK TO VIETNAM I DON'T THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE REALIZE THIS BUT IN VIETNAM THERE WAS A DRAFT AND A LOT OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN SOLDIERS WERE PUT INTO COMBAT DIRECTLY AND IN THE COMBAT ARMS FIELD PARTICULARLY IN THE ARMY BECAUSE THERE WAS A STIGMA AMONG AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITIES ABOUT SERVING IN COMBAT ARMS AND SO FOR GENERATIONS, WE DID NOT SEE AS MANY AFRICAN-AMERICANS WHO CAME INTO THE MILITARY, CHOOSING THAT WILL GENERALLY, YOU ARE GOING TO NEED SOME SORT OF COMBAT ARMS TOUR OR EXPERIENCE TO MAKE IT UP TO THE GENERAL OFFICER LEVEL PARTICULARLY AGAIN IN THE ARMY SO IN MANY WAYS, THAT SORT OF ELIMINATED AFRICAN-AMERICAN, MANY AFRICAN-AMERICAN SOLDIERS FROM MAKING IT UP THAT HIGH

THE OTHER REALITY IS THE NUMBER OF OFFICERS NOT THE ENLISTED RANKS BUT THE NUMBER OF OFFICERS WHO WERE AFRICAN- AMERICANS FOR YEARS, THE NUMBER , J THEY WERE JUST NOT WELL REPRESENTED IN THOSE RANKS IT IS SOMETHING THAT HAS, IN MORE RECENT YEARS, WE HAVE SEEN A FLUCTUATION, SOME SORT OF CHANGE, WE HAVE HAD FOUR-STAR AFRICAN-AMERICAN GENERALS, WE JUST HAD THE FIRST FOUR-STAR AIR FORCE CHIEF OF STAFF CONFIRMED JUST THIS WEEK, WE HAVE HAD FOUR-STAR COMMANDING GENERALS OVER COMBATANT COMMANDS, OVER AFTER COMMENT IT HAS CHANGED A BIT BUT THE OVERALL NUMBER OF AFRICAN- AMERICANS IS STILL UP UNDERREPRESENTED WHEN IT COMES TO THE MORE SENIOR MEMBERS PARTICULARLY THE FOUR-STAR GENERALS AND ADMIRALS IN THE MILITARY, AFRICAN-AMERICANS ARE DRAMATICALLY UNDERREPRESENTED, ALLISON >> COURTNEY, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> THANKS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

>> WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE, WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6 AM EASTERN >>> WE'RE MOVING INTO UNCHARTED TERRITORY

>> >> A GUT CHECK IN OUR BATTLE AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS >> THE ENORMOUS CHALLENGE OF REOPENING THE COUNTRY >> STADIUMS WILL LIKELY BE EMPTY UNTIL NEXT YEAR >> MORE ANTIBODY TESTING SITES ARE POPPING UP >> NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT

>>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> EXPECT TO SEE MORE CASES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE, WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6 AM EASTERN

>>> TODAY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OFFICIALLY CALLING IT A PANDEMIC >> NONE OF US IS UNAFFECTED BY ITS IMPACT >> COMING IN NOVEMBER, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE VOTING FOR STABILITY >> I HAVE TO PLAN A FUNERAL HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK? >> YOU DON'T PREPARE FOR GIVING BIRTH IN A PANDEMIC

>> THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC IS TO KEEP OUR SPIRITS UP >> I'M TREMAINE LEE JOIN ME AS WE GO INTO AMERICA TO HEAR FROM EVERYDAY PEOPLE GRAPPLING WITH THE ISSUES OF OUR TIME >>> THIS COUNTRY WAS FORGED IN PART BY SHARED SACRIFICE AND ONCE AGAIN WE'RE CALLED TO STEP UP WE HOPE YO'ILL CONTINUE TO STAY INFORMED AND STAY ENGAGED AS WE FOLLOW THIS JOURNEY TOGETHER

I'M LESTER HOLT AND FOR ALL MY COLLEAGUES AT NBC NEWS, TAKE CARE >>> IF IT'S ASKING THE TOUGH QUESTIONS >> WOULD YOU PREFER A 14 DAY NATIONAL SHUTDOWN? >> IF IT'S ASKING FOR ACCOUNTABILITY >> RESPIRATORS AND VENTILATORS HAS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STEPPED UP ENOUGH? >> IF IT'S NAVIGATING THE NEW NORMAL IN AMERICA AND IF IT'S SUNDAY, IT'S MEET THE PRESS

>>> A PANDEMIC THAT HAS TURNED OUR WORLD UPSIDE DOWN THE STORY CHANGES HOURLY >> MORE STATES ARE DOING A SLOW ROLLOUT, LIFTING THOSE STAY-AT- HOME ORDERS EVEN WITH LESS THAN 2% OF OUR NATION TESTED >> IT'S THE EVENTH HOUR SURE

% CAL PERRY, THANK YOU SO MUCH % >> THANKS, ALISON % >>> JOE BIDEN, THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE BLASTING PRESIDENT TRUMP'S PANDEMIC % RESPONSE TODAY AT >>> JOE BIDEN THE APPARENT DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE BLASTING PRESIDENT TRUMP'S PANDEMIC RESPONSE TODAY AT A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH BLACK BUSINESS OWNERS IN PHILADELPHIA >> WHY ARE WE IN TERMS OF ON THE PERCENTAGE BASIS, WHY IS OUR UNEMPLOYMENT SO MUCH HIGHER? WHY IS OUR DEATH RATE SO MUCH HIGHER? WHY DO WE HAVE SO MANY CASES THAT HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED SO FAR COMPARATIVELY, THE PERCENT OF POPULATION SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER? BECAUSE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, THIS ADMINISTRATION, THIS ADMINISTRATION DID NOTHING THEY DID NOTHING

>> NBC NEWS CORRESPOND, MIKE MENTALLY JOINING ME NOW AHEAD OF THIS ROUNDTABLE, JOE BIDEN RELEASED AN OPENING PLAN WHAT IS IN IT? >> Reporter: ALLISON, THE INTERESTING THING IS WHEN THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCED HE WOULD MAKE THIS TALK TODAY AND TALK ABOUT HIS REOPENING PLAN, WE SAW THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN TRY TO OFFER A REBUTTAL SAYING BIDEN'S WAS SIX WEEKS TOO LATE AND THAT PEOPLE HAVE BEGUN TO BE REHIRED AGAIN BUT BIDEN'S REMARKS TAKES AIM AT THE SENTIMENT SAYING THAT TRUMPS REOPENING PLAN WAS SIMPLY ONE PLANNER WHAT POINT TO THAT PLAN WHICH IS JUST REOPEN AND HIS IS MORE DETAILED GETTING INTO THE CONDITIONS HE THINKS NEED TO EXIST IN ORDER FOR BUSINESS TO BE ABLE TO OPEN SAFELY AND A BIG PART OF HIS PLAN, HE BELIEVES IS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE A BACKSTOP FOR BUSINESSES IN ORDER TO DO THINGS LIKE MAKE SURE THEY HAVE ENOUGH PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT IN ORDER FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES TO BE SAFE, THAT THERE SHOULD BE PAID LEAVE AND GUARANTEED CHILDCARE FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO GO BACK TO WORK WHEN THEIR CHILDREN ARE STILL NOT IN SCHOOL AND WON'T HAVE OTHER DAY CARE AVAILABLE TO THEM HE ALSO TALKED ABOUT A PUBLIC HEALTH SUPPORT OF UP TO 100,000 PEOPLE THAT HE WOULD EMPLOY UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT WOULD BE INVOLVED IN CONTACT TRACING FOR THE DIFFICULT PROCESS, SOMETHING THAT IS ESSENTIAL SO THE BOTTOM LINE FROM FORMER VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN IS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS RUSHED THE COUNTRY BACK TO REOPENING IN A WAY THAT CONTINUES TO PUT THE COUNTRY AT RISK AND HE SAYS IT NEEDS TO BE MORE CAREFUL AND DELIBERATE A QUICK NOTE IN TERMS OF A LARGER PICTURE, IT IS WORTH NOTING IS BIDEN IS APPEARING IN PUBLIC AND DOING MORE EVENTS, HE IS SEEN OUTSIDE WEARING A MASK AND BIDEN'S AUDIENCE WAS JUST FOUR PARTICIPANTS IN THE ROUNDTABLE, NO LARGE AUDIENCE BEYOND THAT AND ONLY SMALL GROUPS OF REPORTERS ALLOWED IN SO BITING HIMSELF CLEARLY ALSO MAKING SURE TO ABIDE BY HIS OWN PLANS IN TERMS OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE COVID-19 PRACTICES HERE

>> MIKE, LET'S TALK ABOUT THE ISSUE OF POLICE REFORM JOE BIDEN HAS SAID HE DOES NOT BEFORE SUPPORT DEFINING THE POLICE DID HE WEIGH IN ON POLICE REFORM AT ALL? >> WE DID NOT HEAR MUCH DISCUSSION OF THAT HERE TODAY HE DID REFER TO PRESIDENT TRUMP GOING TO HE SAID TEXAS, OKLAHOMA POTENTIAL TO DO RALLIES AND TALKING ABOUT THE INSENSITIVITY THERE, YOU WERE TALKING TO MONICA ABOUT THAT EARLIER WE DID HEAR FROM JOE BIDEN WITH MORE COMMENTS ABOUT POLICE REFORM IN A COUPLE OF EVENTS YESTERDAY INCLUDING AN INTERVIEW WITH TREVOR NOAH ON THE DAILY SHOW AND TALKED ABOUT THE FACT THAT YES HE IS NOT IN FAVOR OF "DEFUNDING" THE POLICE BUT HE DID MAKE IT CLEAR HIS PLAN FOR POLICE REFORM WOULD INCLUDE MAKING SURE THERE ARE STRINGS ATTACHED TO FEDERAL AID THAT DO THINGS SIMILAR TO WHAT DEMOCRATS HAVE PROPOSED WITH BANNING CHOKE HOLDS, AND MORE THINGS TO ENSURE THERE IS ACCOUNTABILITY WITH AN INDEPENDENT PROSECUTOR WHO WOULD LOOK INTO POLICE INVOLVED SHOOTINGS SO THAT IS MORE OF A HEARD FROM THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT OF THIS YESTERDAY

>> MIKE, WE HEARD FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP WARNINGS ABOUT MAIL-IN VOTING FRAUD NOW BIDEN IS SPOUTING OFF ON HIS BUSY BIGGEST FEAR HERE IS WHAT HE SAID ON THE DAILY SHOW LAST NIGHT >> THIS IS TRYING TO STEAL THIS ELECTION THIS IS THE GUY WHO SAID THAT ALL MAIL-IN BALLOTS ARE FRAUDULENT, DIRECT VOTING BY MAIL WHILE HE SITS BEHIND THE DESK AND OVAL OFFICE AND WRITES HIS MAIL-IN BALLOT TO VOTE IN THE PRIMARY

>> WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY, CARRIE McINERNEY SAYS THAT IS A RIDICULOUS PROPOSITION BUT BIDEN ALSO SAYS HE IS CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF PRESIDENT TRUMP REFUSES TO LEAVE AFTER THE ELECTION MIKE, ARE THESE REAL POSSIBILITIES AND IF SO, WHAT CAN JOE BIDEN DO ABOUT IT? >> I THINK IN THE TRUMP ERA, WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED? EVERYTHING IS ON THE TABLE AND THIS IS VERY CLEARLY A CONCERN OF BIDEN HIMSELF AND HIS BIGGEST CONCERN ABOUT THE ELECTION IS WHETHER OR NOT AND HIS CAMPAIGN HAS SAID THIS AS WELL WHETHER OR NOT PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO GET TO THE POLES, VOTE SAFELY AND WE SAW THE CONFUSION THE CHAOS IN GEORGIA THIS WEEK THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN HAS SAID THEY ARE READY TO DEPLOY ELECTION LAWYERS AROUND THE COUNTRY IF NECESSARY AND AS IT RELATES TO THE QUESTION OF WHETHER PRESIDENT TRUMP IF HE LOST THE ELECTION WHETHER HE WOULD LEAVE THE WHITE HOUSE, WE ALSO HEARD BIDEN TALKING WITH TREVOR NOAH ABOUT THE FACT HE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT THAT BUT HE IS MORE CONFIDENT THAT WON'T BE AN ISSUE NOW IN PART BECAUSE WHAT WE HAVE SEEN FROM FORMER WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF ALSO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY COMING OUT VERY PROMINENTLY TO BE CRITICAL OF THE RHETORIC WE HAVE HEARD FROM THE PRESIDENT AS BIDEN PUT IT HE IS COMPETENT CONFIDENT THAT THE MILITARY WOULD ESCORT THE PRESIDENT OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE IF YOU LOSS BUT THERE IS CONCERN ABOUT THE LENGTH AND THE TIMELINE FOLLOWING ELECTION DAY OF COUNTING THE VOTES

IN PENNSYLVANIA THERE STILL COUNTING VOTES FROM THE PRIMARY ELECTIONS A WEEK AGO AND WE ARE ALSO SEEING THAT THERE IS POTENTIALLY A REAL ISSUE WITH A LOT OF MAIL-IN VOTING INCLUDING ARIZONA THE NIGHTMARE SCENARIO FOR BOTH SIDES IS FRANKLY, THAT THERE IS A VERY CLOSE ELECTION THAT DEPENDS ON A RESULT IN TWO OR THREE STATES AND THE PROCESS OF COUNTING THE VOTES MIGHT GO ON FOR WEEKS THAT COULD CREATE SOME REAL ISSUES FOR US IN THIS COUNTRY >> YES, SURE COULD BIG MIKE, TODAY BIDEN SAID HE WANTS TO CRACK DOWN ON THE SPREAD OF FALSE INFORMATION HE IS ASKING FACEBOOK TO CHANGE ITS POLICIES TWEETING, "WE SAW IN 2016 WHAT HAPPENED WHEN SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS WERE LEFT UNCHECKED AND ALLOWED DISINFORMATION TO RUN RAMPANT

IT PUTS THE INTEGRITY OF OUR ELECTIONS AT RISK WE SIMPLY CANNOT LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN IN 2020 WHAT SPECIFICALLY IS BIDEN PROPOSING TO STOP THIS? >> Reporter: THIS IS A FASCINATING STORY TO ME, ALLISON AND WE HAVE SEEN DEMOCRATS ON CAPITOL HILL AND OF COURSE NOW ON THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN AS WELL SOUNDING THE ALARM INCREASINGLY OVERTIME ABOUT THE FACT THAT THEY REALLY DON'T SEE FACEBOOK AS ACTING IN GOOD FAITH AND MAY BE DOING A LITTLE BIT MAYBE BEING TOO DEFERENTIAL TO PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE WHITE HOUSE IN TERMS OF SOME OF THEIR POLICIES BUT WHAT THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT AND HIS CAMPAIGN HAVE SPECIFICALLY CALLED FOR IN AN OPEN LETTER TODAY ARE A FEW THINGS ONE, THEY SAID THEY, FACEBOOK, NEEDS TO DO A BETTER JOB OF RELYING ON CREDIBLE NEWS SOURCES AND CREDIBLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION AS PART OF ITS FACT CHECKING PROCESS THAT EXISTS SO FAR YOU WILL REMEMBER ONE FACEBOOK ANNOUNCED A NUMBER OF INDIA ALL LET'S SORT OF PARTNERSHIP DONE FACT CHECKING, THERE WAS SOME CONSERVATIVE LEANING VERY IDEOLOGICALLY DRIVEN OUTLETS ALONG THE TRUSTED SOURCES THAT GAVE DEMOCRATS CONCERNED THAT ANOTHER POINT THEY ARE MAKING IS THAT THERE NEEDS TO BE MUCH MORE INTENSE FACT CHECKING PERIOD ESPECIALLY IN THE FINAL TWO WEEKS OF THE ELECTION THAT THEY ARE CALLING FOR A HIGHER STANDARD ON THE PART OF FACEBOOK IN TERMS OF ACCEPTING ADVERTISING FROM POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS AND CANDIDATES THAT COULD CONTAIN FALSE CLAIMS

THE OTHER POINT THAT THEY ARE ALSO MAKING HAS TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT THEY THINK THERE IS NOT ENOUGH EFFORT ON THE PART OF FACEBOOK TO CLEAR UP INFORMATION, POTENTIAL DISINFORMATION THAT BIG COULD BE POSTED ABOUT THE VOTING PROCESS ITSELF WE HAVE SEEN DEMOCRATS ON CAPITOL HILL POST IF SOMEBODY POSTS ELECTION DAY IS ON THIS DAY WILL WE KNOW THAT IS NOT THE CASE WOULD FACEBOOK DELETE THAT KIND OF MESSAGING AND I DID NOT HAVE A CLEAR ANSWER, FACEBOOK DID NOT AND INTERESTING, ALLISON, FACEBOOK HAS RESPONDED TO THIS OPEN LETTER FROM THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN SAYING ESSENTIALLY THAT THEY ARE FOLLOWING THE ELECTED OFFICIALS SORT OF POLICY PUT FORWARD BY ELECTED OFFICIALS IN THIS COUNTRY, NOT CANDIDATES AND THE PROBLEM THAT THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN HAS WITH THAT RESPONSE IS THERE IS AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THEY ARE CITING FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP THAT WOULD MAKE IT HARDER FOR THESE SOCIAL MEDIA SITES TO ENGAGE IN FACT CHECKING IN FACT, PRESIDENT TRUMP DOESN'T WANT ANY OF THAT AND THEY SEE THAT IS VERY MUCH AN UNFAIR STATEMENT BECAUSE HE IS NOT AN ELECTED OFFICIAL AND THEY ARE STILL SHOWING HIM CLEAR PREFERENCE TO PRESIDENT TRUMP >> MIKE MEDLEY IN PHILADELPHIA WHERE IT SOUNDS LIKE THEY MIGHT HAVE PUT YOU RIGHT NEXT TO A SUBWAY STATION THANK YOU SO MUCH

>>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE, WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6 AM EASTERN

>>> IF IT'S ASKING THE TOUGH QUESTIONS >> WOULD YOU PREFER A 14 DAY NATIONAL SHUTDOWN? >> IF IT'S ASKING FOR ACCOUNTABILITY >> RESPIRATORS AND VENTILATORS HAS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STEPPED UP ENOUGH? >> IF IT'S NAVIGATING THE NEW NORMAL IN AMERICA AND IF IT'S SUNDAY, IT'S MEET THE PRESS >>> THIS COUNTRY WAS FORGED IN PART BY SHARED SACRIFICE AND ONCE AGAIN WE'RE CALLED TO STEP UP

WE HOPE YO'ILL CONTINUE TO STAY INFORMED AND STAY ENGAGED AS WE FOLLOW THIS JOURNEY TOGETHER I'M LESTER HOLT AND FOR ALL MY COLLEAGUES AT NBC NEWS, TAKE CARE >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> EXPECT TO SEE MORE CASES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES

>> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE, WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6 AM EASTERN >>> A PANDEMIC THAT HAS TURNED OUR WORLD UPSIDE DOWN THE STORY CHANGES HOURLY >> MORE STATES ARE DOING A SLOW ROLLOUT, LIFTING THOSE STAY-AT- HOME ORDERS EVEN WITH LESS THAN 2% OF OUR NATION TESTED

>> IT'S THE ELEVENTH HOUR >>> WE'RE MOVING INTO UNCHARTED TERRITORY >> >> A GUT CHECK IN OUR BATTLE AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS >> THE ENORMOUS CHALLENGE OF REOPENING THE COUNTRY >> STADIUMS WILL LIKELY BE EMPTY UNTIL NEXT YEAR

>> MORE ANTIBODY TESTING SITES ARE POPPING UP >>> >>> THE TECH GIANTS SO THEY WON'T LET POLICE USE FACIAL RECOGNITION ANYMORE TODAY MICROSOFT ANNOUNCE IT WILL NOT SELL THE PRODUCT TO POLICE AND IBM MADE A SIMILAR ANNOUNCEMENT LAST WEEK AND YESTERDAY AMAZON SAID IT BANDS RELEASE FROM USING THEIR SOFTWARE FOR ONE YEAR CORRESPONDENT JACOB WARD HAS MORE >> Reporter: THE USE OF FACIAL RECOGNITION BY LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS BEEN CONTROVERSIAL FOR SOME TIME

ONE OF THOSE REASONS IS TECHNICAL LOGICAL IT HAS NOT BEEN ALL THAT ACCURATE IN IDENTIFYING PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT WHITE AND THAT IS ALSO FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE REASONS, THE SCRUTINY THAT COMMUNITIES OF COLOR COME UNDER IN THIS COUNTRY IS ONLY EXACERBATED IF POLICE ARE ALSO GOING TO USE SOMETHING LIKE FACIAL RECOGNITION ON THEM NOW, COMPANIES ARE BEGINNING TO RECOGNIZE THE MOMENT AND ARE PULLING BACK IBM WAS THE FIRST TO SAY, WE WILL NO LONGER BE IN THE BUSINESS OF FACIAL RECOGNITION SAYING THEY WILL WITHDRAW FROM THE INDUSTRY ENTIRELY THEN AMAZON WHICH MAKES A PRODUCT CALLED RECOGNITION, WIDELY USED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT SAID IT WOULD BEGIN TO OBSERVE A ONE-YEAR MORATORIUM ON ITS USE UNTIL SOME SORT OF FEDERAL STANDARD IS ESTABLISHED

NOW, THIS MORNING, MICROSOFT IS SAYING IT, TOO WILL GET OUT OF THE BUSINESS OF GIVING FACIAL RECOGNITION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT UNTIL THERE IS SOME NATIONAL STANDARD ESTABLISHED NOW, THIS WON'T CHANGE EVERYTHING A LOT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT WINDS UP USING VERY SMALL SOFTWARE COMPANIES AND PACKAGES YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD OF AND THOSE COMPANIES ARE NOT MAKING THE SAME KIND OF ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THESE THREE BIG COMPANIES ARE BUT THIS IS A VERY BIG DEAL FOR THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE DESIGNED THESE SYSTEMS, THE CONCERN THAT THEY ARE NOT GREAT AT IDENTIFYING PEOPLE ACCURATELY

IN FACT, ONE TEST SHOWED THAT AMAZON'S SYSTEM WHEN SHOWN BLACK AND BROWN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS IDENTIFIED THEM AS CRIMINALS, REALLY SUPERCHARGED THE DEBATE AROUND IT AT THIS MOMENT, IT DEFINITELY IS CLEAR THESE COMPANIES ARE FEELING THE PRESSURE, FEELING THIS MOMENT OF NATIONAL RECOGNITION AND REALIZING THEY DON'T WANT TO BE ON THE LOT WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY AND FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER, ARE PULLING OUT OF THE BUSINESS OF FACIAL RECOGNITION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT >>> YOU WON'T SEE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG AT NASCAR EVENTS ANYMORE NASCAR BANNING AND AFTER DOUBLE WALLACE, THE ONLY BLACK DRIVER IN THE LEAGUE'S TOP SERIES SAID IT WAS TIME FOR CHANGE NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT, SAM BLACKWELL REPORTS FROM MIAMI

"GOOD AFTERNOON RIGHT NOW I'M AT MIAMI'S MIAMI SPEEDWAY WHERE IT IS A NEW DAY FOR NASCAR THIS WEEK AND FOR THE FIRST TIME, FANS IN THE STANDS AT A LOCAL AIRBASE IN SOUTH FLORIDA A NEW DAY AND AGE IN TERMS OF SOCIAL POLICIES IN THE ORGANIZATION NASCAR HAS BEEN AROUND FOR 72 YEARS AND FOR THE FIRST TIME, THEY ARE NOW CHANGING THE POLICY AS IT CONCERNS THE CONFEDERATE FLAG AND WHAT FANS CAN USE AND WHETHER OR NOT THEY CAN DISPLAY

IT IS NO LONGER ALLOWED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY THIS ALL SPRING UP OBVIOUSLY IN THE CONTEXT AND CLIMATE OF WHAT IS GOING ON ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ALLISON BUT BECAUSE THE ONLY BLACK FULL-TIME DRIVER IN THE NASCAR IS BUBBA WALLACE, THIS MONDAY HE CALLED ON NASCAR TO STEP UP AND MAKE CHANGES IN WITHIN TWO DAYS, THE ORGANIZATION DO NASCAR ISSUED A STATEMENT THAT SAYS "THE FEDERAL — CONFEDERATE FLAG RUNS CONTRARY TO THE INCLUSION THAT THEY WANT TO FOSTER" IT CAME ON THE HEELS OF SEEING THE PRESIDENT OF NASCAR ACTUALLY STOP DRIVERS BEFORE THEY STARTED THE RACE ON SUNDAY AND OBSERVE 30 SECONDS OF SILENCE FOR THE VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY AND RACIAL INJUSTICE IN THIS COUNTRY

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