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Pres. Trump: “People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots”

Pres. Trump is attacking Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert and White House Task Force Member, as the U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 220,000 and hospitalizations increasing more than 5% in 42 states. Trump claims “people are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots” and that Dr. Fauci is a “disaster.” Dr. Frieden is a former CDC Director. He joins AC360 to react to the President’s comments and says it’s not about agreeing or disagreeing with someone, it’s about whether...


Rudy Giuliani’s daughter: Vote for Biden and Harris to “end the nightmare”

Caroline Giuliani, the daughter of President Trump’s personal attorney and former New York City mayor, Rudy Giuliani, is urging voters to vote for former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris to end Trump’s “reign of terror.” Caroline Giuliani wrote in Vanity Fair “I may not be able to change my father's mind, but together, we can vote this toxic administration out of office.” She tells Anderson Cooper she thinks our country has been “in crisis for four years, if not more.”...


Chris Christie: “I was wrong to not wear a mask” at the White House

Chris Christie spent seven days in the ICU after testing positive for Covid-19. Christie helped President Trump prepare for the first 2020 Presidential debate and says he was “wrong to not wear a mask” and urged people to take the virus “very seriously.” Meanwhile, President Trump is falsely claiming the CDC says 85 percent of people wearing masks “catch” the virus. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman tells Anderson Cooper that President Trump is a small man in a big time. Plus, more...


William Haseltine: “Herd immunity is another word for mass murder”

In an open letter signed by 80 scientists from around the world, they claim the idea of herd immunity is a “dangerous idea” that could lead to unnecessary deaths and economic turmoil while President Trump continues to hold large rallies with little mask-wearing and no social distancing. William Haseltine, Chair and President of ACCESS Health International, said he is “extremely concerned that the President is being advised by people who speak of herd immunity” and said it is “another word...


Democrats grill Judge Amy Coney Barrett on abortion, health care and the election

For a second day, Judge Amy Coney Barrett took questions from Senate Judiciary Committee members on Capitol Hill on topics ranging from the Affordable Care Act to Roe v. Wade and legalization of same-sex marriage. Judge Barrett declined to give answers on how she would rule on those matters after repeated questions from Democrats. Senator Amy Klobuchar was one of those Democrats questioning Judge Barrett. She tells Anderson Cooper Judge Barrett’s record is the polar opposite of what Justice...


Pres. Trump campaigns in Florida as cases rise nationally

President Trump had his first campaign rally, without a mask, since testing positive for Covid-19. He told the Florida crowd he feels “powerful” and would “kiss everyone.” Those comments come as cases across the country are rising and U.S. deaths near 215,000. Dr. Anthony Fauci, a White House Coronavirus Task Force Member, says holding political rallies is “asking for trouble.” Dr. Aileen Marty is an Infectious Disease Expert at Florida Atlantic University and she tells Anderson Cooper...


Trump plans to hold in-person White House event

President Trump plans to hold an in-person event at the White House with thousands invited just a little more than a week after revealing on Twitter he had tested positive for Covid-19 and was hospitalized for symptoms. He’s also planned a rally in Florida just a few days later despite the obvious risk of the virus spreading. Dr. Sanjay Gupta is CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent and he tells AC360 the mass gathering at the White House, which falls exactly two weeks after the event Dr....


13 charged in plot to kidnap Michigan governor and overthrow several state governments

Thirteen people have been charged in an alleged domestic terrorist plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and overthrow several state governments that the suspects "believe are violating the U.S. Constitution,” according to a federal criminal complaint. Six people were charged federally with conspiracy to kidnap and Dana Nessel, the Attorney General of Michigan, announced state charges against the other seven associated with the group, “Wolverine Watchmen.” She tells Anderson...


White House aide Stephen Miller tests positive for Covid-19

Stephen Miller, a top aide to President Trump, has tested positive for Covid-19. At least 11 people, including President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, have tested positive for the virus inside the White House. John Podesta was Chief of Staff for President Clinton and he tells Anderson Cooper the most damning thing for the American people is the President’s tweet to not be afraid of the coronavirus and it’s no worse than the flu. Plus, former First Lady Michelle Obama released her...


Pres. Trump leaves Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and returns to White House

President Trump returned to the White House after being treated for coronavirus symptoms at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. His return to the White House comes as more of his aides test positive and his doctors warn he isn’t “out of the woods yet.” Dr. Thomas Frieden, former CDC Director, tells Anderson Cooper “anyone who underestimates this virus is putting themselves at risk. They’re putting their family at risk and they’re putting those for whom they have responsibility at...


President Trump: “I think I’ll be back soon”

In a video posted to his social media accounts, President Trump says he “thinks I’ll be back soon.” His doctor told reporters "the President is doing very well.” But a source identified as White House chief of staff Mark Meadows by the New York Times and Associated Press told reporters, “the President’s vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning and the next 48 hours will be critical.” Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent joins AC360 to react to the conflicting reports...


Pres. Trump hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center after testing positive for Covid-19

President Trump took Marine One to Walter Reed Medical Center to stay “for at least a few days” after testing positive for Covid-19. In a short video tweeted out, Trump said, “I think I’m doing very well” and he’s going “to make sure that things work out.” The President was said to be spooked after he announced he tested positive, and has become increasingly alarmed by his diagnosis as he developed symptoms like a fever overnight, according to a person familiar with his reaction. Dr. Celine...


DHS unlikely to meet its deadline to release threat assessment, draft flagged White supremacist threat

The Department of Homeland Security is unlikely to meet its deadline to release its homeland threat assessment. All three drafts said that among domestic extremists, White supremacists will be the most “persistent and lethal threat” in the U.S. through 2021. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany deflected when she was asked why the President won’t fully denounce White supremacy, instead pointing to Trump’s prior comments and even blamed the media for popularizing the far-right group...


Trump claims he doesn’t know Proud Boys after name-checking them at the debate

President Trump says he doesn’t know the far-right group, Proud Boys, a day after he told them to “stand back and stand by” and refusing to condemn white supremacy at the first 2020 Presidential debate. Susan Bro lost her daughter, Heather Heyer, three years ago when a self-professed neo-Nazi plowed through a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia at the “Unite the Right” rally. Trump said back then there were “very fine people on both sides.” She tells Anderson Cooper she...


First 2020 presidential debate preview

On the eve of the first 2020 presidential debate, how are Pres. Trump and former Vice President Biden preparing and what do we know of how the debate will go? Anderson speaks with someone who has knowledge of how one would prepare to debate Pres. Trump, former Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta. Airdate: September 28, 2020 Guests: Arlette Saenz John Podesta To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


NY Times: Trump paid no income taxes in 10 out of 15 years beginning in 2000

Tax return data obtained by The New York Times shows Donald Trump reported he was losing significantly more money than he made and has paid no income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years beginning in 2000. President Trump claimed the report is “fake news” and said he pays “a lot” in federal income taxes. Tim O’Brien, Senior Columnist at Bloomberg Opinion and a Trump Biographer, joins AC360 and says “the taxes show that he’s an abysmally bad businessman and deal maker but someone who’s not shy at...


Attorney for Breonna Taylor’s family on seeking grand jury transcripts

On a third night of protests in Louisville, Kentucky, Lonita Baker, an attorney for Breonna Taylor's family joins Anderson to discuss the family’s reaction to no officer being directly charged in the shooting death. She also shares the family's message to protestors and why they are seeking the grand jury’s transcripts. Airdate: September 25, 2020 Guest: Lonita Baker To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Attorney for Breonna Taylor’s family reacts to grand jury’s decision

The attorney for Breonna Taylor's family, Benjamin Crump, joins Anderson to discuss the family's reaction to a grand jury’s decision to charge one officer with “wanton endangerment.” But that officer and the two others involved in the case do not face any charges related to Taylor’s death. Airdate: September 24, 2020 Guest: Benjamin Crump To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Reaction to grand jury’s decision on Breonna Taylor’s death

Protesters took to the streets in Louisville and other cities after no police officers were directly charged in the death of Breonna Taylor. The 26-year-old emergency room technician was killed in a botched police raid back in March. The former detective who was charged today is accused of "wanton endangerment" for allegedly firing blindly through a door and window, with bullets entering an adjacent apartment. He has already posted bond and been released from jail. Anderson spoke with...


Remembering Adeline Fagan, 28-year-old coronavirus victim

Doctor Adeline Fagan was just 28 years old. She was in her second year of an OB/GYN residency at a hospital in Houston, where she also worked the front lines caring for Covid-19 patients. In July, she tested positive for the virus. By August, she was on a ventilator. Last week, she seemed to be turning a corner. Then, on Friday night, she developed bleeding in her brain and died early Saturday with her parents by her side. Her parents, Brant and Mary Jane Fagan, joined Anderson to remember...