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← RINGING BELL → >>> THE BELL RINGING ON WALL STREET, THE DOW UP 108 POINTS. ONE, TWO, THREE. THREE STRONG GAVELS THAT BROUGHT TRADING TO A CLOSE. TODAY IS TUESDAY, IT'S APRIL THE 18th. TONIGHT, BACK TO THE BALLOT BOX. THERESA MAY IN BRITAIN HAS CALLED A SNAP ELECTION BEFORE SHE STARTS BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS. CHINA IS WARNING AGAINST TRADE BARRIERS. AND PRESIDENT TRUMP IS CITING A BUY AMERICAN, HIRE AMERICAN EXECUTIVE ORDER IN THIS HOUR. I'M RICHARD QUEST, LIVE IN THE WORLD'S FINANCIAL CAPITAL. AND I MEAN BUSINESS.


>>> GOOD EVENING. THE WOUNDS FROM BREXIT AREN'T REMOTELY HEALED. AND THERESA MAY IS SENDING BRITISH VOTERS BACK TO THE POLLS. IN A STUNNING ABOUT FACE, HAVING SAID THAT SHE WOULD NOT CALL AN
ELECTION, THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER IS NOW CALLING A SNAP POLL ON JUNE 8th. THERESA MAY SAYS SHE WANTS A MORE UNITED WESTMINSTER PARLIAMENT SO SHE CAN NEGOTIATE BREXIT WITH THE STRONGEST POSSIBLE HAND. >> EVERY VOTE FOR THE CONSERVATIVES WILL MAKE ME STRONGER WHEN I NEGOTIATE FOR BRITAIN WITH THE PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, AND CHANCELLOR OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. EVERY VOTE FOR THE CONSERVATIVES WILL MEAN WE CAN STICK TO OUR PLAN FOR A STRONGER BRITAIN AND TAKE THE RIGHT LONG TERM DECISIONS FOR A MORE SECURE FUTURE.
>> NOW, THERE WAS NO QUESTION THAT IT WAS AN ABSOLUTE SURPRISE WHEN THE ANNOUNCEMENT CAME TODAY. THE PRIME MINISTER SAID THE ALTERNATIVE IS A COALITION GOVERNMENT, PRESUMABLY UNDER LABOR LEADER JEREMY CORBYN. HE SAYS THAT CONSERVATIVES HAVE FAILED AND IS PROMISING HE WILL SEEK A BREXIT THAT WORKS FOR ALL IF HE'S ELECTED PRIME MINISTER. >> I WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO PUT THE CASE TO THE PEOPLE OF BRITAIN, TO STAND UP AGAINST THIS GOVERNMENT AND ITS FAILED ECONOMIC AGENDA, WHICH HAS LEFT PROBLEMS, WHICH HAS LEFT SCHOOLS
UNFUNDED, WHICH HAS LEFT SO MANY PEOPLE UNCERTAIN. WE WANT TO PUT A CASE OUT THERE TO THE PEOPLE OF BRITAIN OF A SOCIETY THAT CARES FOR ALL, AN ECONOMY THAT WORKS FOR ALL, AND A BREXIT THAT WORKS FOR ALL. >> HALA GORANI IS AT WESTMINSTER OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT AND JOINS ME NOW. SIMPLE QUESTION, HALA. HOW DOES THIS AFFECT BREXIT? BECAUSE AS I HEARD THE PRIME MINISTER SPEAK, SHE SAID THERE'S NO GOING BACK. IS THERE ANY CHANCE THIS REVERSES BREXIT IN SOME SHAPE OR FORM?
>> Reporter: VERY, VERY, VERY SLIM CHANCE THAT THAT COULD HAPPEN. IF YOU LOOK AT POLLS RIGHT NOW, AND I KNOW OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS WE'VE BEEN BURNED BY POLLS, THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY HAS SUCH A MASSIVE LEAD, SEVEN WEEKS OUT FROM THIS SNAP ELECTION, IF INDEED MPs VOTE TO APPROVE THIS PROPOSAL, THIS INITIATIVE, THAT ESSENTIALLY THIS WOULD STRENGTHEN THE PRIME MINISTER'S HANDS IN BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS. WE WERE TOLD JUST AN HOUR BEFORE THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE THAT SHE WAS CALLING FOR THIS ELECTION, PREPARE FOR AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT OUTSIDE DOWNING STREET. THERE WAS UNCERTAINTY, RICHARD, SURROUNDING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. WHAT WAS SHE GOING TO SAY?
WHEN SHE CALLED FOR THE EARLY ELECTION AND THE DUST SETTLED, THEN YOU SAW THE POUND STRENGTHEN ONCE AGAIN, BECAUSE MARKETS THOUGHT, OKAY, THE PROBABILITY IS SHE'S GOING TO COME OUT OF THIS STRONGER, THAT BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS WILL BE CLEARER GOING FORWARD, BECAUSE IT'S JUST THE BEGINNING OF THE PROCESS, AND WE'LL HAVE A BETTER IDEA, POSSIBLY SOONER, WHAT TO EXPECT. THIS IS THE POLITICAL CALCULATION OF THE PRIME MINISTER RIGHT NOW, RICHARD,
THAT THIS WILL MAKE HER STRONGER AND GIVE HER A MANDATE. AFTER ALL, SHE TOOK OVER FROM DAVID CAMERON AFTER THE BREXIT DEFEAT, NOT AFTER THE GENERAL ELECTION. SHE NEEDS THIS SUPPORT FROM THE VOTERS. >> OKAY. BUT AS I WAS READING FROM POLITICO THIS AFTERNOON, IN ONE OF THEIR ANALYSES OF THIS, THE SUGGESTION IS, THOUGH, FROM THE EUROPEANS' POINT OF VIEW, THE WAY THIS ELECTION IS CONDUCTED WILL GAVE A VERY GOOD IDEA OF THE STRATEGY OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT. DO YOU BUY THAT? >> Reporter: YOU MEAN IN THE SENSE OF WHAT THEY PROPOSE IN TERMS OF WHAT KIND OF BREXIT
THEY FAVOR AND WHETHER OR NOT THEY GET THE POPULAR SUPPORT? >> YES. >> Reporter: WELL, YES, IT WILL DEFINITELY -- IT WILL DEFINITELY GIVE US A BETTER IDEA. BECAUSE YOU'LL HAVE TO, WHILE CAMPAIGNING, BECOME CLEARER AND CLEARER AS THE DATE APPROACHES AS TO WHAT TYPE OF BREXIT DEAL YOU'RE GOING TO GO FOR, IF YOU'RE ASKING FOR THE SUPPORT OF A MAJORITY OF YOUR CONSTITUENTS AND VOTERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. SO THIS IS GOING TO GIVE US A BETTER IDEA. BUT IT LOOKS MORE AND MORE, IF INDEED THE PRIME MINISTER FEELS
SHE HAS A STRONGER HAND, AND I KNOW YOU'LL BE SPEAKING TO A CONSERVATIVE MEMBER OF THE PARLIAMENT LATER, PERHAPS THE OPTION OF A HARDER BREXIT, IN OTHER WORDS EXITING THE CUSTOMS UNION, THE FREE MARKET, AS WELL AS OBVIOUSLY CONTROLLING IMMIGRATION, WHICH MEANS NOT ALLOWING THE FREE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE, THAT THIS IS A MORE LIKELY OUTCOME. THE QUESTION IS, WHAT KIND OF ECONOMIC DEAL, WHAT KIND OF TRADE DEAL WILL THE UK STRIKE WITH EU COUNTRIES? ALSO, VERY IMPORTANT, WHAT WILL THEY DO ABOUT EU CITIZENS IN THIS COUNTRY AND UK CITIZENS ACROSS THE EU?
THOSE ARE IMPORTANT POINTS. WE'LL HAVE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THAT FROM THE RULING PARTY HERE AS THIS DATE APPROACHES. THEY'RE, AFTER ALL, ASKING FOR A NEW MANDATE. THEY NEED TO BECOME CLEARER ABOUT WHAT DEAL THEY WANT AND WHAT THEY'LL BE NEGOTIATING FOR. >> HALA GORANI AT WESTMINSTER, THANK YOU, HALA. >>> THE LATEST OPINION POLL THAT HALA WAS REFERRING TO SAYS THE CONSERVATIVES HAVE A COMMANDING LEAD. 44% FOR THE CONSERVATIVES. 32% 23% FOR LABOR. LIB DEMS AT 12. YOU DON'T GET ANY SEATS IF YOU GET A LARGE SMATTERING OF VOTES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. IT'S ALL ABOUT WHERE YOUR SEATS ARE.
THE HEAD OF POLITICAL RESEARCH AT YOUGOV SAYS THE ODDS FAVOR MRS. MAY. BREXIT HAS CHANGED POLITICS IN WAYS WE STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND. >> THE POLLS POINT TO A STRONG PERFORMANCE BY CONSERVATIVES ON JUNE 8th. HAVING SAID THAT, BRITISH POLITICS, LONG WITH POLITICS IN MANY COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD HAS CHANGED DRAMATICALLY OVER THE LAST TWO OR THREE YEARS. AND IT COULD BE THAT THE BREXIT REFERENDUM HAS REDEFINED BRITISH POLITICS IN A WAY THAT THE SCOTTISH REFERENDUM REDEFINES SCOTTISH POLITICS. WE DON'T KNOW YET BUT THERE'S CLEARLY A LONG WAY STILL TO GO.
>> A CONSERVATIVE MP JOINS ME NOW FROM WESTMINSTER. MR. BLUNT, PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME, HOW DOES THIS ELECTION STRENGTHEN THE PRIME MINISTER'S HAND IN A NEGOTIATION? EVEN IF SHE GETS A THUMPING BIG MAJORITY, AN INCREASED MAJORITY, EUROPEAN LEADERS WILL SAY, YES, SO, YOU HAVE SUPPORT OF YOUR COUNTRY, WE KNOW THAT, BUT WE'RE STILL NEGOTIATING HARD AGAINST YOU. >> IT'S PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD, IT MEANS SHE CAN CARRY ANY DEAL WITH THE CONSERVATIVE SUPPORT, WITH A SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASED MAJORITY, WE HOPE, ON THE 8th OF JUNE.
SHE CAN DO WHATEVER DEAL SHE FEELS IS IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST. IF SHE NEEDS TO MAKE COMPROMISES IN ORDER TO GET A GOOD DEAL FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM WITH OUR EUROPEAN PARTNERS, THEN SHE'LL BE ABLE TO CARRY THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY, EVEN IF SOME PEOPLE AREN'T HAPPY WITH THOSE COMPROMISES. IF NO DEAL IS TO BE DONE, BECAUSE OUR PARTNERS ARE UNABLE OR UNWILLING TO GIVE US TERMS THAT WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE TO THE UNITED KINGDOM, THEN SHE CAN CARRY THE WHOLE OF PARLIAMENT WITH HER IF SHE'S GOT A DECENT MAJORITY, EVEN THOSE PEOPLE WHO THINK WE SHOULD DO A DEAL AT ANY PRICE.
HER HAND WOULD BE IMMEASURABLY STRENGTHENED IF THE CONSERVATIVES GET A GOOD RESULT IN JUNE. >> IT DOES SMACK, ONCE AGAIN, OF POLITICAL OPPORTUNISM IN THE SENSE THAT SHE SPENT THE LAST NINE MONTHS TELLING US SHE WILL NOT GO TO THE COUNTRY. NOW SHE SAYS SHE HAS RELUCTANTLY COME TO THE CONCLUSION SHE'LL HAVE TO GO TO THE COUNTRY. WHEN FRANKLY, THE OPPOSITION HASN'T CHANGED ITS OPPOSITION ON THIS. >> I DON'T THINK THIS IS ACTUALLY REALLY TO DO WITH OPPOSITION AS SUCH. THIS IS ABOUT HER CALCULATION
ABOUT HOW TO GIVE HERSELF THE STRONGEST NEGOTIATING HAND IN ORDER TO CARRY BREXIT. AND THEN OF COURSE THE PROCESS AFTER WE HAVE LEFT THE EUROPEAN UNION. AND I THINK SHE'S -- PLAINLY THERE IS A POLITICAL OPPORTUNITY, BECAUSE OF THE STATE OF THE OPPOSITION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. AND I THINK IF THE LABOR PARTY WASN'T QUITE SUCH A MESS THAT IT IS, SHE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TAKE THIS DECISION. BUT SHE WILL HAVE HER HAND IN THE NEGOTIATION WITH HER EUROPEAN PARTNERS, IT WILL BE IMMEASURABLY STRENGTHENED IF THE COUNTRY BEHAVES IN THE WAY WE EXPECT IT TO TO GIVE HER THE SUPPORT SHE'S AFTER. >> IT WAS AN ELECTION WHICH
BROUGHT IN DAVID CAMERON, THERE'S BEEN A REFERENDUM ON BREXIT. THE PRIME MINISTER WILL GET, OR COULD GET DEPENDING ON THE VOTE, HER OWN INDEPENDENT MANDATE AS A RESULT OF JUNE 8th. SURELY THE NEXT ARGUMENT IS, THERE SHOULD BE A SECOND VOTE, NOT JUST BY PARLIAMENT BUT BY THE COUNTRY ON WHATEVER DEAL SHE FINALLY NEGOTIATES. >> NO, I DON'T -- THE DECISION HAS BEEN MADE. THE DECISION IN PRINCIPLE WAS TO LEAVE THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE NEGOTIATIONS HAVE NOW GOT TO TAKE PLACE. BE UNDER NO MISUNDERSTANDING. SHE'LL BE TRYING TO GET THE BEST
DEAL FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM WITH HER EUROPEAN UNION PARTNERS. AND THE COMMONALITY OF INTEREST BETWEEN THE 27 AND THE UK SHOULD MEAN THAT THE INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE BEING REPRESENTED ON BOTH SIDES OF THE CHANNEL AND THE NORTH SEA MEAN THAT WE GET A GOOD DEAL THAT'S IN THE INTERESTS OF BOTH SIDES. BUT POLITICS COMES INTO PLAY HERE. THERE'S OBVIOUSLY INJURED HURT AND PRIDE ON THE SIDE OF THE 27, WHO OBVIOUSLY ARE UPSET WITH THE FACT THAT THE UK IS LEAVING. >> RIGHT.
>> AND THEY HAVE GOT TO MAKE A DECISION ABOUT WHETHER THE LESSON THAT'S GOT TO BE METED OUT TO THE UK IS THAT NO ONE ELSE WILL HAVE THE TEMERITY TO LEAVE THE EUROPEAN UNION OR WORK OUT A DEAL WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM OUTSIDE THE EU. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>> NOW TO THE MARKETS. IT WAS RATHER A BRUTAL REACTION, ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. AND LET'S DO THE FTSE TO BEGIN WITH. DOWN 2.5%. NOW, ADMITTEDLY ALL THE EUROPEAN BOURSES WERE DOWN 2%, FRANCE WAS DOWN 1.5% ON THE BACK OF THE COMING FRENCH ELECTIONS. FTSE WAS DOWN 2.4% AT THE SAME TIME AS THE POUND ROSE 2.1%. NOW, TAKE A LOOK. THOSE TWO FIGURES, THEY ARE
DIRECTLY RELATED. AND INDEED, IT IS A CONTINUATION OF WHAT WE HAVE SEEN WITH THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STERLING AND THE MARKET. AS ONE GOES UP, THE OTHER GOES DOWN. IT'S NOW OF COURSE, THE CORRELATION IS AS A RESULT OF -- THE CORRELATION IS AS A RESULT OF THE WAY IN WHICH EXPORTS WILL BE HIT REGARDING THE CURRENCY. SO LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS WITH VICKIE PRICE WHO JOINS ME NOW. VICKIE, IT'S AN UNUSUAL RELATIONSHIP THAT WE'RE SEEING WITH STERLING AT THE MOMENT, ISN'T IT? YOU DON'T OFTEN SEE SUCH A STARK CORRELATION BETWEEN THE CURRENCY
AND THE EQUITY MARKET. >> YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. THE INTERESTING THING IS THAT IF YOU LOOK AT THE FTSE 100, WHICH IS THE MAIN COMPANIES IN THE UK LISTED IN THE STOCK EXCHANGE, 80% OF EARNINGS COME FROM ABROAD. EVERY TIME THE POUND GOES DOWN, STERLING TERMS GO UP. WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING WITH WHENEVER THE POUND HAS BEEN RISING, THEN THE SHARE PRICES GO DOWN. THE FTSE 100 GOES DOWN. WHATEVER IS FALLING, THEN IT GOES UP. AND WE'VE SEEN EXACTLY AS YOU'RE SAYING, THIS INVERSE
REATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO. IT'S JUST ARITHMETIC, REALLY. RATHER THAN ANYTHING MUCH MORE THAN THAT. IT DOES OF COURSE MEAN THAT THE COMPANIES THAT ARE BASED HERE, IF THEY'RE ALREADY EARNING A LOT FROM ABROAD, WILL BE ABLE TO DO MORE INVESTMENT AND HIRING. IT'S NOT A BAD THING IN ITSELF. >> NOW, UNDERNEATH THAT, AS TO WHY THE POUND SHOULD HAVE RIZIN SO SHARPLY, WE HAVE A GRAPH OF THE POUND SINCE BREXIT, A FIRST SHARP FALL IN JUNE, THEN ANOTHER SHARP FALL IN SEPTEMBER. WHY SHOULD THE POUND RALLY ON THE PROSPECT OF AN ELECTION IN JUNE? WHAT CAUSED THAT?
>> I THINK IT'S VERY MUCH WHAT YOU WERE HEARING BEFORE FROM CRISPIN BLUNT. THE REASON WHY SHE'S HAVING THIS ELECTION IS NOT JUST BECAUSE OF COURSE IT'S A VERY OPPORTUNISTIC MOMENT, AS YOU'VE BEEN SAYING, ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. ALSO WHAT SHE CAN DO IF SHE GETS A GOOD MAJORITY IS COMPLETELY QUIETEN HER OPPOSITION. YOU'VE GOT TO LEAVE ANY TRADE ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE EU OUTSIDE, ANY NEGOTIATING DEAL YOU DO, GO WITH WTO RULES. WITH THAT SHE'LL BE ABLE TO DO HER OWN THING. WHAT THE MARKETS ARE THINKING,
CERTAINLY THOSE BUYING AND SELLING STERLING ARE THINKING, THAT WILL GIVE HER THE ABILITY TO HAVE A SOFTER BREXIT REFUSE THAT WOULD MEAN FASTER GROWTH IN THE ECONOMY AND HIGHER INTEREST RATES IN THE FUTURE THAN WOULD OTHERWISE BE THE SAME. >> THAT WILL MEAN, JUST TO THROW IN A BIT OF PETROL ON THE FLAMES, THAT WOULD ALSO MEAN CONTINUING SUPERVISION OR AT LEAST SUPREMACY OF THE EUROPEAN COURT, AND POSSIBLY CONTINUING OPEN IMMIGRATION. >> WELL, YES. I THINK WHAT IT WOULD MEAN IS THERE IS LIKELY TO BE A TRANSITION PERIOD MUCH LONGER THAN PEOPLE WERE PERHAPS ANTICIPATING.
DURING THAT PERIOD ALL THE THINGS YOU JUST SAID WILL BE HAPPENING. >> WHAT A DAY. VICKY, THANK YOU FOR MAKING SENSE OF IT FOR US. >>> WE'LL CONTINUE ON "QUEST MEANS BUSINESS." TONIGHT, PRESIDENT TRUMP PUTS HIS SIGNATURE ON AN EXECUTIVE ORDER. IT'S CALLED BYUY AMERICAN, HIRE AMERICAN. THIS IS "QUEST MEANS BUSINESS" LIVE FROM NEW YORK


>>> "QUEST MEANS BUSINESS." THE IMF HAS WARNED POLITICIANS NOT TO PUT UP NEW TRADE BARRIERS, SAYING PROTECTIONISM ENDANGERS THE BROADER ECONOMIC RECOVERY. THIS IS THE WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK, IT COMES OUT EVERY YEAR WITH REVISIONS. WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THE GLOBAL '17 FORECAST. THIS IS BEEN UPGRADED, THIS IS FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM, OBVIOUSLY WE'RE INTERESTED IN THAT BECAUSE OF THE WAY IN WHICH THE BREXIT IS MOVING FORWARD AND WITH THE ELECTION. IT WAS 3.1% IN 2016. IT'S NOW BEING UPGRADED QUITE SHARPLY, IT'S NOW AT SOME 2%. I BEG YOUR PARDON, THIS IS JUST THE UK NUMBERS AS WELL. IF YOU TAKE THE REST OF THE COUNTRIES, LOOK AT CHINA, THE FORECAST HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO 6.6%. IT REMAINS LOWER THAN IN 2016. WE SAW THAT NUMBER.
THE UNITED STATES FORECAST REMAINS UNCHANGED AT 2.3%. THAT IS A SLIGHT -- WHEN I SAY THAT IS FROM THE EARLIER FORECAST, BUT IT HASN'T REALLY CHANGED SINCE WHAT WAS EXPECTED FOR LAST YEAR. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER, AND YOU'LL SEE THIS IS INDIA, WHICH IS FORECAST TO BE THE FASTEST GROWING ECONOMY IN THE WORLD AT SOME 7.2%. GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF HOW THE
WHOLE THING FITS TOGETHER FOR THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. THERE WE HAVE THE 2017 OVERALL IS WHAT THE NUMBER WAS. THE IMF CHIEF ECONOMIST HAS TOLD CNN, DESPITE RAISING ITS GROWTH FORECAST 1 PERCENTAGE POINT TO 3.5%, HE REMAINS WORRIED, AND THIS WARNING ABOUT TRADE PROTECTIONISM. >> I WOULDN'T WANT TO DOWNPLAY THE GROWTH NUMBERS AND HOW EXCITED WE ARE TO BE UPGRADING. I HAVE TO SAY THAT. BUT WE DO SEE RISKS TO THIS OU WE THINK IT'S INCUMBENT ON POLICYMAKERS TO SAFEGUARD AND NURTURE THIS RECOVERY. IN TRADE WE'VE SEEN A LOT OF PROTECTIONIST MEASURES SINCE 2008-2009. A LOT OF PROTECTIONIST RHETORIC
FROM POLICYMAKERS, AND PARTICULARLY POLITICIANS IN A NUMBER OF COUNTRIES. SO WE ARE WORRIED. >> AND LET'S NOT MINCE WORDS ABOUT IT. WE'RE TALKING HERE PARTICULARLY ABOUT THE U.S. ADMINISTRATION AND THE NEW TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, WITH IT POLICY ON TPP, ITS POLICY ON NAFTA, AND SEEMINGLY ITS WISH TO REWRITE MANY TRADE AGREEMENTS. THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE REFERRING TO HERE, ISN'T IT? >> WE'RE NOT REFERRING TO JUST ONE COUNTRY. I THINK GLOBALLY, THROUGHOUT
ADVANCED ECONOMIES, WE ARE SEEING MORE SKEPTICISM ABOUT TRADE INTEGRATION. IF YOU LOOK AT THE RHETORIC IN THE FRENCH ELECTION RIGHT NOW, IT'S SIMILAR. THIS IS REALLY A GLOBAL TREND. AS FAR AS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S POLICIES SO FAR ARE CONCERNED, WE HAVEN'T SEEN THAT MUCH IN THE PROTECTIONIST DIRECTION. TPP WAS SCRAPPED, BUT IN OTHER AREAS WE'RE WAITING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS. >> THIS ANTIGLOBALIZATION MOVEMENT, IF THAT'S WHAT IT IS, IS UNDERSTANDABLE FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE
BENEFITTED FROM GLOBALIZATION. SO SURELY, ONCE AGAIN, IT COMES DOWN TO POLICYMAKERS HAVING FAILED TO MAKE THE ARGUMENT. >> ABSOLUTELY, RICHARD. YOU KNOW, IF YOU LOOK AT THE EMERGING MARKETS, WHERE YOU DON'T SEE THIS NEGATIVE SENTIMENT TOWARD TRADE. EVEN WORKERS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE INCOME SCALE HAVE BENEFITTED ENORMOUSLY, YOU KNOW, IN THE ADVANCED ECONOMIES, THERE HAVE BEEN LOSE HE IS. I DON'T THINK WE'VE DONE ENOUGH IN THOSE ECONOMIES TO TAKE CARE OF THEM, TO COMPENSATE THEM, TO MAKE SURE THEY CAN MOVE ON TO NEW JOBS, TO INVEST IN THEM SO THEY CAN MAINTAIN SKILLS IN THE LABOR MARKET AND TAKE ADVANTAGE
EQUALLY IN THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT TRADE OFFERS. >> IS YOUR THINKING SHIFTED ABOUT THE MEDIUM TERM EFFECTS CONCERNING BREXIT? I NOTICE YOU HAVE ONCE AGAIN UPGRADED THE UK TO PRETTY MUCH THE POSITION IT WAS BEFORE THE REFERENDUM. AND NOW THE PRIME MINISTER IS ABOUT TO HOLD AN ELECTION IN JUNE. DOES THAT HAVE ANY EFFECT, DO YOU THINK? >> IT'S HARD TO TELL WHAT THE ELECTION WILL DO TO THE PREVAILING UNCERTAINTY. YOU CAN MAKE A CASE THAT IT RAISES IT.
YOU CAN MAKE A CASE THAT IT LOWERS IT, WITH A GOVERNMENT MANDATE. WE'VE SEEN THE BRITISH CONSUMER BE SURPRISINGLY OPTIMISTIC IN THE PERIOD SINCE BREXIT. AND THAT HAS LED US TO RAISE THE FORECAST FOR 2017. BUT WE HAVE SEEN A SIGNIFICANT DEPRECIATION OF STERLING. AND LONGER TERM, WE DO THINK THAT DEPENDING ON WHAT THE FINAL SETTLEMENT IS WITH EU 2017, THERE COULD BE SURPRISING EFFECTS ON THE BRITISH ECONOMY. >>> A SHORT TIME AGO IN WISCONSIN, PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER HE SAYS IS DESIGNED TO PROTECT U.S. MANUFACTURERS AND EMPLOYEES. IT'S A BUY AMERICAN, HIRE
AMERICAN POLICY. IT CALLS FOR A FULL REVIEW OF THE H 1 B VISAS USED BY THE TECH INDUSTRY FOR FOREIGN WORKERS. THIS WEEK THE NUMBER OF H 1 Bs FELL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE YEARS.
JIM ACOSTA IS WITH ME FROM THE WHITE HOUSE. JIM, ANOTHER EXECUTIVE ORDER. I'M GETTING A BIT BUSY WITH THE SHEER NUMBERS OF THEM. BUT THE REAL QUESTION FOR YOU, SIR, IS THERE ANY MEAT IN THIS OR IS IT JUST FLIMFLAMMERY? >> Reporter: WELL, THE WHITE HOUSE WOULD ARGUE, RICHARD, THAT THERE IS SOME MEAT TO IT. BUT MAKE NO MISTAKES, WHEN PRESIDENTS ISSUE EXECUTIVE ORDERS INSTEAD OF GETTING LAWS PASSED, IT SAYS SOMETHING ABOUT THEIR ABILITY TO GET LEGISLATION THROUGH THE CONGRESS. BUT THE PRESIDENT, PERHAPS A LITTLE SENSITIVE TO WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING LATELY WITH RESPECT TO CHINA, LAST WEEK THE PRESIDENT
DECLINED TO LABEL CHINA A CURRENCY MANIPULATOR, SOMETHING HE VOWED TO DO ON DAY ONE OF HIS ADMINISTRATION DURING THE CAMPAIGN, THIS WEEK HE'S VERY MUCH FOCUSED ON THE AMERICAN WORKER. AND SO UP IN WISCONSIN, A STATE HE FLIPPED RED, BY THE WAY, FLIPPED REPUBLICAN TO WIN THE WHITE HOUSE, HE WAS TALKING UP THESE EXECUTIVE ORDERS, ONE WHICH WILL ORDER THIS REVIEW ACROSS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO MAKE SURE THAT FEDERAL AGENCIES ARE BUYING AS MANY AMERICAN GOODS AS POSSIBLE. THEY FEEL LIKE THAT THAT HAS WANED IN RECENT YEARS DURING THE PAST OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.
AND ALSO THEY WANT TO LOOK AT THOSE SPECIAL VISAS THAT YOU MENTIONED THAT ALLOW COMPANIES TO BRING IN FOREIGN WORKERS OVERSEAS. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS SAYING, RICHARD, VERY FORCEFULLY THAT THAT PROGRAM, THAT VISA PROGRAM, HAS BEEN ABUSED. AND THEY WANT TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF IT. BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THESE ARE JUST REVIEWS OF BOTH OF THESE PROGRAMS, THESE BUYING PROGRAMS AND THESE HIRING PROGRAMS. AND SO AT THIS POINT IT'S NOT VERY CLEAR AT ALL WHETHER IT'S GOING TO RESULT IN ANY AMERICAN JOBS BEING CREATED. BUT IT DOES MAKE FOR A GOOD
CAMPAIGN STYLE SPEECH THAT YOU HEARD THE PRESIDENT DELIVER EARLIER TODAY IN WISCONSIN. >> LET ME JUST PAUSE A SECOND AND LISTEN TO WHAT HE SAID. YOU CAN GIVE ME THE INTERPRETATION. HERE'S THE PRESIDENT. >> THIS HISTORIC ACTION DECLARES THAT THE POLICY OF OUR GOVERNMENT IS TO AGGRESSIVELY PROMOTE AND USE AMERICAN-MADE GOODS AND TO ENSURE THAT AMERICAN LABOR IS HIRED TO DO THE JOB. IT'S AMERICA FIRST. YOU'VE GOT TO BELIEVE IT. >> JIM, IN A NUTSHELL, I KNOW IT'S EARLY DAYS IN THE ADMINISTRATION, BUT IN A NUTSHELL, HAS THE ADMINISTRATION ACTUALLY DONE ANYTHING YET ON THE ECONOMIC FRONT BESIDES STOPPING TPP?
>> Reporter: WELL, YOU KNOW, THEY WOULD ARGUE, RICHARD, THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS PUT A LOT OF PRESSURE ON SOME OF THESE COMPANIES, THEY'VE BROUGHT IN SOME OF THESE CEOs FOR MEETINGS OVER AT THE WHITE HOUSE, BECAUSE OF THAT THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO GET BOEING TO RENEGOTIATE THE AIR FORCE CONTRACT. A LOT OF IT, THOUGH, HAS BEEN SYMBOLIC, NO QUESTION ABOUT IT. THAT'S WHAT THIS ACTION WAS EARLIER TODAY. BUT, YOU KNOW, THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE PRESIDENT'S AGENDA RIGHT NOW. IT IS BOGGED DOWN IN WHAT HE WOULD CALL THE SWAMP. HE DID NOT GET HEALTH CARE REFORM PASSED.
HE DID NOT GET THE OBAMA REPEAL PASSED THAT HE WANTED. THEY WERE HOPING THAT THAT WAS GOING TO GIVE A BOOST TO THE ECONOMY. THEY ALSO ARE NOW MAKING SOME NOISE ABOUT PERHAPS THIS TAX REFORM PUSH THAT WAS GOING TO BE INITIATED UP ON CAPITOL HILL, THAT THEY WERE HOPING TO GET DONE BY AUGUST, THAT THAT IS NOW GOING TO BE PUSHED OFF INTO 2018. NOW, THEY WILL SAY, AND, YOU
KNOW, THIS, RICHARD, THEY DO POINT TO THE DOW JONES, THEY POINT TO THE STOCK MARKET TO SAY THERE IS CONSUMER CONFIDENCE, THE STOCK MARKET HAS BEEN DOING WELL SINCE PRESIDENT TRUMP GOT INTO OFFICE. BUT NO QUESTION ABOUT IT, THEY'RE FINDING NAVIGATING THE SWAMP, AS THEY CALLED IT DURING THE CAMPAIGN, TO BE A LOT MORE DIFFICULT THAN THEY BARGAINED FOR. >> JIM ACOSTA, THANK YOU FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, LOOKS LIKE A NICE SPRING DAY IN WASHINGTON. >> Reporter: VERY NICE.
>>> THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP WAS KILLED OFF BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. THE U.S. IS REVIEWING ITS TRADE RELATIONSHIPS WITH KEY PARTNERS. VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE SAYS THINGS HAVE TO CHANGE. JAPAN'S TRADE SURPLUS WITH THE U.S. STANDS AT $69 BILLION. SOUTH KOREA, $27 BILLION. BESIDES TRADE, THE VICE PRESIDENT IS ALSO TALKING ABOUT ANOTHER URGENT MATTER, NORTH KOREA. AS ALEXANDRA FIELD EXPLAINS. >> Reporter: U.S. VICE PRESIDENT
MIKE PENCE IS IN THE REGION FOR ECONOMIC TALKS, TALKING TO OFFICIALS IN JAPAN ABOUT HOW TO STRENGTHEN AND DEEPEN THE BILATERAL TIES BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES. BUT SECURITY IS THE TOP TOPIC. VICE PRESIDENT PENCE CALLED THE NORTH KOREAN PROVOCATIONS AN OMINOUS THREAT TO THE REGION. THERE ARE CURRENTLY SOME 50,000 U.S. TROOPS WHO ARE STATIONED HERE. VICE PRESIDENT PENCE WENT ON TO SAY THE U.S. IS RESOLVED IN CONFRONTING THE NORTH KOREA 38, AND THE GOAL REMAINS THE DENUCLEARIZATION OF THE NORTH
KOREAN PENINSULA. HE SAID A GENERATION OF EFFORTS TOWARD NORTH KOREA HAVE FAILED AND THEY THEY HAVE RESULTED IN CONTINUED PROVOCATIONS FROM PYONGYANG. HE HAS SAID THAT ALL OPTIONS REMAIN ON THE TABLE INCLUDING THE MILITARY OPTION. BUT WENT ON TO STRESS THAT WORK IS BEING DONE WITH ALLIES IN THE REGION, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, AND CHINA, TO TALK ABOUT HOW TO FURTHER ENFORCE SANCTIONS AND FURTHER ISOLATE PYONGYANG. AGAIN, THE GOAL BEING THE DO YOU NUCLEARZATION OF THE PENINSULA. PRIME MINISTER SHINZO ABE SPOKE AFTER MEETING WITH THE VICE PRESIDENT, SAYING JAPAN VALUES
THE MESSAGE BEING SENT BY WASHINGTON, AN END TO AN ERA OF STRATEGIC PATIENCE. BUT THE PRIME MINISTER DID SAY HE WAS PLEASED THAT THE U.S. IS LOOKING AT ALL OPTIONS WHEN IT COMES TO THE NORTH KOREAN THREAT. HE SAID IT'S IMPORTANT TO JAPAN TO SEE THAT ALL ACTIONS ARE BEING TAKEN TO TRY TO RESOLVE THE TENSION THROUGH A PEACEFUL MANNER, THROUGH ECONOMIC AND DIPLOMATIC TALKS. ALEXANDRA FIELD, CNN, IN TOKYO. >>> AFTER THE BREAK, WE'LL HAVE ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW ON THE UK ELECTION. IT'S "QUEST MEANS BUSINESS" LIVE FROM NEW YOR


>>> IT'S CLOSE TO A RELIGION IN SOUTH AFRICA. PEOPLE TAKE IT VERY SERIOUSLY. IF SOMEBODY IS INVITED, IT'S A VERY GOOD REASON TO GET TO KNOW SOME SOUTH AFRICANS.


>>> I'M RICHARD QUEST. THERE'S MORE "QUEST MEANS BUSINESS" IN JUST A MOMENT. A COME FROM BEHIND CANDIDATE IN FRANCE COMES TO THE FOREIN HIS COUNTRY. >>> AND STEVE BALMER IS COLLECTING A DATABASE TO TRACK GOVERNMENT SPENDING. >>> THIS IS CNN, AND ON THIS STATION, THE NEWS ALWAYS COMES FIRST. >>> BRITISH PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY IS CALLING FOR AN EARLY ELECTION. THE UK PARLIAMENT IS SET TO VOTE WEDNESDAY ON WHETHER ELECTIONS SHOULD BE HELD ON JUNE 8th. >>> TURKISH PRESIDENT TAYYIP ERDOGAN IS REJECTING CRITICISM THAT HIS COUNTRY IS MOVING TOWARD DICTATORSHIP.
IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CNN'S BECKY ANDERSON, THE PRESIDENT INSISTED TURKEY IS NOT DEEPLY DIVIDED. >> Translator: THERE IS NO POLARIZATION IN MY COUNTRY. WE HAVE 51, CLOSE TO 52% OF THE VOTE. THAT RESULTS IN AN ELECTION. BUT IF WE INTERPRET THAT AS POLARIZATION, IT WILL BE UNFAIR, UNJUST. UNFAIR ON WHOM? UNFAIR ON THE 52%. >> THE FULL INTERVIEW CAN BE SEEN AT 6:00 A.M. IN ANKARA, 11:00 A.M. IN HONG KONG. >>> POLICE SAY THE SUSPECT IN SUNDAY'S MURDER THAT WAS POSTED ON FACEBOOK HAS NOW SHOT HIMSELF AFTER A BRIEF PURSUIT. THE VIDEO OF ROBERT GODWIN'S MURDER IN CLEVELAND STAYED ON NEIGHBOR FOR MORE THAN TWO HOURS.
NOW THE FACEBOOK CHIEF EXEC SPOKE BRIEFLY ABOUT HOW THE SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE IS REACTING. >> THERE'S A LOT TO DO. WE HAVE A FULL ROADMAP OF PRODUCTS TO HELP BUILD GROUPS AND COMMUNITY, HELP BUILD A MORE INFORMED SOCIETY, HELP KEEP OUR COMMUNITIES SAFE. AND WE HAVE A LOT MORE TO DO HERE. WE'RE REMINDED OF THIS THIS WEEK BY THE TRAGEDY IN CLEVELAND.
AND OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF ROBERT GODWIN SR. AND WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK, AND WE WILL KEEP DOING ALL WE CAN TO PREVENT TRAGEDIES LIKE THIS FROM HAPPENING. >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER DIRECTING FEDERAL AGENCIES TO BUY MORE AMERICAN PRODUCT MADE BY AMERICANS. THE SO-CALLED BUY AMERICAN, HIRE AMERICAN ORDER. AGENCIES ARE ALSO BEING ASKED TO CLAMP DOWN ON H1B PROGRAM ABUSES WHICH BRINGS IN HIGHLY SKILLED FOREIGN WORKERS INTO THE UNITED STATES.


>>> SELFISH? NARROW? PARTY POLITICAL INTERESTS. THAT'S HOW SCOTLAND HAS DESCRIBED THERESA MAY'S MOTIVES. THE PRIME MINISTER SAYS SHE WANTS TO HEAL DIVISIONS IN PARLIAMENT WHILE SHE NEGOTIATES BRITAIN'S EXIT FROM THE EU. NICHOLAS STURGEON SAYS THE REAL GOAL IS TO ELIMINATE HER POLITICAL KNOWS. FOES. >> CLEARLY SHE SEES THE OPPORTUNITY TO CRUSH ALL OPPOSITION TO HER, TO GET RID OF PEOPLE THAT DISAGREE WITH HER, AND TO GIVE HERSELF A FREE HAND TO TAKE THE COUNTRY IN THE DIRECTION SHE WANTS TO TAKE IT. AND THAT WOULD MEAN NOT JUST THE HARDEST POSSIBLE BREXIT BUT MORE AUSTERITY AND DEEPER CUTS. NOW IS THE TIME FOR SCOTLAND'S VOICE TO BE HEARD AND FOR PEOPLE
IN SCOTLAND TO STAND UP FOR THE KIND OF COUNTRY WE WANT SCOTLAND TO BE. THAT'S THE CAMPAIGN I LOOK FORWARD TO LEADING IN THE WEEKS AHEAD. >> THE OPPOSITION, THE OFFICIAL
OPPOSITION, LABOR, SAYS IT WILL ALSO FIND THE ELECTION HARD. LABOR MP BRENNAN JOINS ME NOW. MR. BRENNAN, YOU MUST WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUT YOUR PARTY'S POSITION, NOW DIE AMETRICAMET DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSED TO THE GOVERNMENT'S, BEFORE THE PEOPLE. >> SHE WAS ELECTED BY EMPHATICALLY SAYING IT WOULD NOT BE IN THE COUNTRY'S INTEREST TO HAVE A GENERAL ELECTION. THAT KIND OF CYNICISM DOESN'T GO DOWN WELL WITH VOTERS. I THINK VOTERS WILL WAKE UP TO THE REALITY OF THE BRITAIN SHE'S PLANNING IF SHE WERE TO GET THE KIND OF MAJORITY SHE'S HOPING TO WIN AT THE FORTHCOMING GENERAL ELECTION.
WHEN THEY DO THAT, I THINK THEY'LL TURN TOWARD THE LABOR PARTY.
>> EXCEPT YOUR PARTY IS IN SOME DISARRAY. YES, YOU HAVE A WHOLE RAFT OF NEW POLICIES THAT ARE VERY FIRMLY ON THE LEFT. BUT IF THE POLLS ARE TO BE BELIEVED, YOU'RE UP TO 20 POINTS BEHIND CURRENTLY THE CONSERVATIVES.->> THERE'S NO DOU CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF WORK TO DO. WE'VE GOT TO DO THAT THROUGHOUT THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN, FROM THE TOP TO THE BOTTOM OF THE CAR. YOU ARE RIGHT THAT WHEN WE ANNOUNCED A RAFT OF VERY POPULAR POLICIES THAT HAVE BEEN WELL-RECEIVED. WE HAVE TO SHOW THROUGHOUT THE ELECTORAL CAMPAIGN TWO THINGS. ONE IS THAT WE ARE A CREDIBLE ALTERNATIVE GOVERNMENT, AND SECONDLY, THE ALTERNATIVE THAT THERESA MAY IS OFFERING OF A
VERY HARD BREXIT, A VERY RIGHT WING CONSERVATIVE LAISSEZ-FAIRE SOCIETY, I'M SURE YOU FOUND, RICHARD, THAT'S NOT THE POLITICS PEOPLE WERE VOTING FOR IN THE REFERENDUM LAST YEAR. >> KIND OF YOU TO REMIND US. EVEN AS WE SPEAK, KEVIN, IT IS BEING N.O.T.'D SO WE CAN BE BACK ON THE ROAD AGAIN. ON THIS QUESTION OF THE HARD BREXIT VERSUS THE SOFT BREXIT, THE REALITY IS, WHAT IS LABOR GOING TO OFFER THE COUNTRY? WHAT MESSAGE WILL YOU BE SAYING AS REGARDS BREXIT, IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO ACCEPT SUPREMACY OF THE EUROPEAN COURT AND OPEN BORDERS?
WHAT ELSE IS THERE BUT A HARD BREXIT? >> WELL, THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES TO A HARD BREXIT. THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA, THE GOVERNMENT HASN'T EVEN EXPLAINED YET WHAT OUR POSITION IS IN RELATION TO THAT. AND BY RULING OUT ANY SORT OF EFFECTIVE RELATIONSHIP WITH A SINGLE EUROPEAN MARKET RIGHT FROM THE OUTSET, THERESA MAY HAS CLOSED OF A LOT OF OPTIONS FOR CLOSER COOPERATION WITH EUROPE, EVEN IF, AS I DEEPLY REGRET, BRITAIN HAS DECIDED TO LEAVE THE EUROPEAN UNION. THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES TO HARD BREXIT. WHAT SHE'S DOING IN SAYING THAT SHE'S DOING THIS IN THE INTERESTS OF THE COUNTRY IS NOT
TRUE. SHE'S DOING THIS BECAUSE SHE THINKS THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET IN A RIGHT WING CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WITH A POWERFUL MAJORITY THAT WILL BE ABLE TO PUSH THROUGH THE RIGHT WING POLICIES THAT PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY DON'T REALLY WANT, AS WE SAW IN THE BREXIT CAMPAIGN LAST YEAR. >> PROMISE ME, KEVIN, YOU'LL JOIN ME FOR A CUP OF TEA IN THE
CAMPER VAN AS THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN COMES TO YOU AND YOUR CONSTITUENCY. >> I WOULD BE DELIGHTED, IF YOU COME DOWN TO CARDIFF, YOU WOULD BE VERY WELCOME, RICHARD. >> GOOD TO SEE YOU. A COLUMNIST AT "THE ECONOMIST" JOINS ME NOW. WE HAVE HUFFING AND PUFFING BY POLITICIANS ON ALL SIDES. YOU CAN'T BLAME THERESA MAY, CAN YOU? SHE'S GOT THE MOMENT AND SHE'S GOING TO TAKE IT. >> YOU CAN'T BLAME A POLITICIAN FOR GOING FOR AN ELECTION WHICH THEY THINK THEY'RE GOING TO WIN, NO. EXACTLY HER POSITION, YES. >> AND WITH THAT, WITH THAT IN
MIND, WHAT DO YOU SEE WILL BE THE BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PARTIES PRETTY MUCH SINCE, YOU KNOW, TO HAVE A SOFT BREXIT MEANS EATING EUROPEAN POLICIES THAT THE BRITISH PUBLIC DON'T WANT TO EAT? >> WELL, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A VERY PECULIAR ELECTION IN WHICH THE TORY PARTY WILL BE IN FAVOR OF BREXIT, THE LABOR PARTY WILL BE ROUGHLY IN FAVOR OF BREXIT OR IN THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE AS EXPRESSED IN THE REFERENDUM, BUT RELUCTANTLY. THE ONLY PEOPLE AGAINST BREXIT IN THIS ELECTION WILL BE THE
LIBERAL DEMOCRATS, THEY'LL BE THE PARTY OF REMAIN. BOTH PARTIES, BOTH THE TORIES AND THE LABOR PARTY ARE DEEPLY DIVIDED OVER BREXIT, BUT BOTH HAVE DECIDED TO ACCEPT THE RESULT OF THE REFERENDUM. THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS ARE THE ONE PARTY THAT SAY NO TO THAT. >> DO YOU THINK THERE IS MILEAGE IN THE DEMS BASICALLY GOING ALL OUT FOR A VOTE FOR US AND WE'LL GIVE YOU A SECOND CHANCE TO HAVE THAT REFERENDUM ALL OVER AGAIN? >> ABSOLUTELY. IF I WAS A LIBERAL DEMOCRAT, I WOULD BE PUSHING VERY HARD FOR THAT. THE LABOR PARTY DOESN'T HAVE A
CREDIBLE LEADER. AND IT DOESN'T REALLY HAVE A CREDIBLE DIFFERENTIATING MESSAGE ON THE -- ON BREXIT. THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS REALLY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT. AND 48% OF THE POPULATION VOTED TO REMAIN. EVEN MORE OF THE POPULATION ACTUALLY THINKS IT WAS A MISTAKE TO GO FOR WHAT LOOKS LIKE A HARD-ISH BREXIT. THEY OUGHT TO RALLY ABOUT THAT. I DON'T HAPPEN TO THINK THAT THE LEADER IS GOOD ENOUGH AND THE PARTY ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH TO SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY. BUT THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY THERE.
>> FINALLY, LOOK, YOU'VE OBVIOUSLY SEEN AND COVERED AND BEEN WITNESS TO MANY UK ELECTIONS. DO YOU THINK THIS ONE'S GOING TO BE A CORKER OR A DUD? >> I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE PROBABLY A DUD, ACTUALLY, BECAUSE YOU REALLY NEED TO HAVE A GOOD OPPOSITION. AND CORBYN IS A DESPERATELY WEAK LABOR. THE LABOR PARTY IS DESPERATELY DIVIDED. THE TORY PARTY IS LED BY SOMEBODY WHO THINKS THEY KNOW THEIR MIND AND IS A VERY DISCIPLINED PARTY. SO I THINK IT OUGHT TO BE A
MASSIVELY INTERESTING ELECTION. I RATHER THING THAT IT WILL BE AN ELECTION IN WHICH THERESA MAY WILL WIN WITH SOME EASE AGAINST AN APPALLINGLY BAD LABOR PARTY. >> SIR, COME AND HAVE A CUP OF TEA IN OUR CAMPER VAN AS WE TRAVEL AROUND. >> I LOOK FORWARD TO IT. >> THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. YOU CAN SEE THE NEWSLETTER AT CNNMONEY.COM. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE. IT ARRIVES IN YOUR E-MAIL BOX AS SOON AS THE NEW YORK STOCK MARKET CLOSES AND BEFORE ASIA OPENS. >>> PROSECUTORS SAY THEY THWARTED AN IMMINENT ATTACK. WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT NEXT.


>>> SO TODAY IS TAX DAY IN THE UNITED STATES. IT'S THE DEADLINE TO PAY WHAT YOU OWE THE U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND THEN FILE A TAX RETURN. WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR MONEY AFTER THAT IS NOT ALWAYS CLEAR. THE FORMER MICROSOFT CHIEF EXECUTIVE STEVE BALLMER SPOKE TO MAGGIE LAKE. >> WE'RE TRYING TO SPEAK ABOUT HOW U.S. TAX DOLLARS ARE WORKING FOR YOU. WE WILL BE EADVANTAGE VANG EVANGELISTS. OUR GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE EVERY BIT AS WELL EQUIPPED. >> DO YOU THINK THE GOVERNMENT ITSELF HAS A HANDLE ON EXACTLY WHERE THE MONEY IS GOING AND HOW IT ALL BALANCES OUT?
HAVE WE SORT OF LOST THAT AS GOVERNMENT HAS GROWN AND MAYBE SOME OF THE AGENCIES HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO KEEP UP? >> I THINK THE AGENCIES ARE DOING A GOOD JOB. THE PROBLEM IS HOW DO YOU SEE THE FOREST FOR THE TREES. THERE ARE SO MANY TREES. WE'VE TRIED TO GO BACK A LITTLE BIT TO THE FOREST LEVEL SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO PICK THROUGH TREES TO SEE WHAT'S GOING ON IN AGGREGATE. DO I THINK THAT COULD BE USEFUL TO PEOPLE WHO WORK IN GOVERNMENT? ABSOLUTELY I THINK IT CAN, BECAUSE IF YOU'RE A CONGRESS
PERSON, IT'S VERY HARD TO SEE THE FOREST. YOU'RE IN THE COMMITTEE, YOU'RE SEEING THESE DETAILED NUMBERS, BUT YOU'RE ASKED TO VOTE ABOUT BROAD QUESTIONS OF BUDGET AND EXPENSE. IF WE CAN PROVIDE A TOOL THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SEE THE FOREST, EVEN IF THEY'RE IN GOVERNMENT, I WOULD BE VERY EXCITED. >> DO YOU THINK IT CAN HELP FIND COMMON GROUND? YOU HAVE A BITTERLY DIVIDED WASHINGTON, THEY DON'T SEEM TO BE ABLE TO COMPROMISE IN TERMS OF BUDGET AND PRIORITIES. WE'VE BEEN AT THE BRINK OF GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN MULTIPLE TIMES. WE'RE FACING ANOTHER ROUND OF THAT.
WILL THIS HELP, IF THERE IS A COMMON SET OF FACTS FOR EVERYONE TO OPERATE ON? IS THAT YOUR HOPE? >> IT WOULD BE MY HOPE. WHETHER IT'S THE NUMBERS WE PUBLISH OR ANYBODY ELSE'S, WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE COMMON GROUND. WHAT I FOUND WHEN I WAS RUNNING MICROSOFT WAS INTERESTING. PEOPLE WOULD GET IN THESE HUGE DEBATES WITH ONE ANOTHER IF THEY DIDN'T HAVE COMMON FACTS. IF THEY HAD COMMON FACTS, THEY WOULD SAY, OH, WE'RE NOT REALLY THAT FAR APART IN WHAT WE THINK.
YOU KNOW, YOU FEEL DEBATES TODAY, THEY'RE THE EQUIVALENT OF, THIS IS A HUGE PROBLEM, THIS IS REALLY TERRIBLE. BUT WE'RE REALLY TALKING ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE, LIKE BETWEEN 11 AND 10. YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES THE NUMBERS MAKE THINGS LOOK CLOSER TOGETHER THAN ADJECTIVES. I AM A NUMBERS GUY. NUMBERS ARE A MORE PRECISE WAY TO CAPTURE SOMETIMES, AND IT CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCES LOOK MORE NARROW. >> FASCINATING. STEVE BALLMER TALKING TO MAGGIE LAKE ON NUMBERS. WE'LL CONTINUE


>>> FRENCH AUTHORITIES ARE TIGHTENING SECURITY. THEY HAVE ANNOUNCED THEY'VE FOILED AN IMMINENT ATTACK, TWO MEN IN MARSEILLE HAD A STASH OF WEAPONS INCLUDING THREE KILOS OF EXPLOSIVES IN APARTMENT, AND AN ISIS FLAG. THE SUSPECTS ARE BOTH FRENCH, ACCORDING TO THE PROSECUTOR, AND TURNED TO RADICAL ISLAM AND WERE KNOWN TO AUTHORITIES. TENS OF THOUSANDS OF POLICE OFFICERS HAVE BEEN MOBILIZED TO PROTECT POLLING STATIONS THIS SUNDAY. >>> THE CANDIDATES THEMSELVES ARE MAKING A FINAL PUSH. THE RACE IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL, ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE UNEXPECTED SURGE OF THE LEFT WINGER JEAN-LUC MELENCHON. THE CANDIDATES ARE SPREADING THEMSELVES THIN, TRYING TO REACH AS MANY VOTERS AS POSSIBLE. THIS IS FASCINATING. WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT HOW
CANDIDATES WILL DO ANYTHING THEY CAN TO GET TO AS MANY PLACES AS POSSIBLE. PERHAPS THERE'S A NEW TWIST. MELENCHON HAS COME UP WITH A DIFFERENT WAY TO BE AT MULTIPLE RALLIES AT THE SAME TIME. OUR CORRESPONDENT IN PARIS IS MELISSA BELL. >> Reporter: THE LAST TIME JEAN-LUC MELENCHON WAS IN SEVERAL PLACES AT ONCE WAS BACK IN FEBRUARY.


>> Reporter: THE FAR LEFT FIREBRAND WAS THE FIRST FRENCH POLITICIAN TO EVER HOLOGRAM HIMSELF WHILE DELIVERING A LIVE SPEECH IN FRONT OF TWO ADORING CROWDS. HE SPOKE FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF ABOUT HIS PLATFORM OF REFORM, WHICH INCLUDES A REFERENDUM ON EUROPE, A RISE IN PUBLIC SPENDING AND IN TAXES. THE TECHNOLOGY WAS DEVELOPED HERE IN THIS PARIS STUDIO. THIS TIME, THOUGH, THE CHALLENGE IS EVEN GREATER, TO BE IN SEVEN FRENCH TOWNS AT ONCE, INCLUDING ONE IN THE INDIAN OCEAN.


IT IS HIS VERY REAL RISE IN THE POLLS THAT MELENCHON WAS HOPING TO CEMENT. HE'S ONE OF FOUR CANDIDATES WITH A REAL CHANCE OF MAKING IT THROUGH TO THE SECOND ROUND, THANKS PARTLY TO HIS STRONG SHOWING IN THE TV DEBATES AND THE LEGAL TROUBLES OF SOME OF HIS OPPONENTS. >> Translator: THIS CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN POLLUTED BY THE SCANDALS THAT CONCERN SOME OF YOU. NOT ME. IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERLINE THAT. HERE, THERE ARE ONLY TWO PEOPLE THAT ARE CONCERNED, MR. FILLON AND MS. LE PEN.
>> Reporter: THE HOLOGRAM CREATOR BELIEVES THE MESSAGE COULD BE CARRIED EVEN GREA


TECHNOLOGY PERFECTLY SUITED TO A MAN WHO IS LEFT WING VERSION OF POPULISM APPEARS TO BE GAINING GROUND. >> MELISSA BELL REPORTING FROM PARIS. THE FIRST ROUND OF THE ELECTION TAKES PLACE THIS SUNDAY. AND THEN THE TOP TWO ARE EXPECTED TO BE MARINE LE PEN, AND THEN MELENCHON OR MACRON, WE WON'T KNOW THAT UNTIL SUNDAY, AND THEY GO TO THE FINAL SHOWDOWN, IF YOU LIKE, IN MAY. >>> AS TO THE MARKETS NOW AND HOW THEY TRADED, THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS AS YOU CAN SEE THERE WAS DOWN 113 POINTS. THE FASCINATING PART ABOUT THE DOW, IT OPENED LOWER AND STAYED THERE. AT ONE POINT WHEN WE WERE
TALKING ON "QUEST EXPRESS," IT WAS UP 160 POINTS AND PULLED BACK QUITE A BIT. GOLDMAN SACHS WAS A DRAG ON THE DOW AFTER THE BANK PULLED BACK, THE BANK FAILED TO MEET ITS ESTIMATES AND WHAT THE MARKET HAD EXPECTED. UNITED ALSO WAS DOWN TODAY, THE CEO ONCE AGAIN APOLOGIZED FOR THE DEBACLE AND FIASCO. EUROPEAN BOURSES WERE DOWN. THE FTSE WAS DOWN SHARPLY ON THE BACK OF THE UK ELECTION. THERE'S ELECTIONS EVERYWHERE. YOU'VE GOT THE FRENCH THIS WEEKEND, THE BRITISH IN JUNE, AND THE GERMANS STILL TO COME LATER IN THE YEAR.


>>> TONIGHT'S PROFITABLE MOMENT. TIME TO GET OUT FREDDIE BREXIT FROM THE GARAGE, GET IT READY TO GO BACK ON THE ROAD AGAIN, INTO BRITAIN. ABSOLUTELY. SO THE UK IS GOING TO THE POLLS ON JUNE 8th. IT'S A FASCINATING VOTE, THIS ELECTION, BECAUSE ALTHOUGH BREXIT WILL BE ALL OVER THE ISSUES, IT ACTUALLY WON'T DECIDE ANYTHING ABOUT WHETHER THE UK STAYS OR LEAVES. THAT'S ALREADY BEEN DECIDED. INSTEAD, THIS IS POLITICAL OPPORTUNISM, SOME WOULD SAY CYNICALLY, IT'S THE PRIME MINISTER CUTTING AND RUNNING, ATTEMPTING TO IMPROVE HER MAJORITY. I SAY, SO WHAT? THAT'S WHAT POLITICS IS ALL ABOUT. YOU TAKE YOUR MOMENT WHEN YOU SEE IT. AT THE MOMENT, THERESA MAY HAS A
GOOD CHANCE TO NOT ONLY PUT HER OWN BACK BENCHERS IN THEIR PLACE, TO INCREASE HER MAJORITY, TO STRENGTHEN HER NEGOTIATING MANDATE, AND TO SHOW EUROPE THAT SHE ACTUALLY IS A LEADER WHO HAS A PARTY BEHIND ERHER. IF YOU WERE IN THAT POSITION, WOULDN'T YOU GO TO THE POLLS? THAT'S "QUEST MEANS BUSINESS" FOR TONIGHT. I'M RICHARD QUEST IN NEW YORK. WHATEVER YOU'RE UP TO IN THE HOURS AHEAD, I HOPE IT'S
PROFITABLE. LET'S GET TOGETHER TOMORROW AND DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN


>>> A SURPRISE DECISION, UK PRIME MINISTER THESE SO MAY CALLS FOR A SNAP ELECTION. SOME SAY IT'S A SAVVY MOVE BUT OTHERS DISAGREE. >> BUY AMERICAN, HIRE AMERICAN. DONALD TRUMP ORDERS WHO IS LIKELY TO BE A CLAMPDOWN ON THE VISA PROGRAM FOR SKILLED FOREIGN WORKERS. >>> THE U.S. PLANS TO TEST ITS ABILITY TO SHOOT NORTH KOREAN MISSILES OUT OF THE SKY. >> THANKS FOR BEING WITH US. I'M AMARA WALKER. >> THANKS FOR BEING WITH US TODAY. >>> WELCOME EVERYONE. WE BEGIN WITH A SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE UK WITH THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER THESE
SO THESE SO MAY CALLED FOR AN EARLY ELECTION. >> PARLIAMENT IS SET TO DECIDE ON WEDNESDAY ON WHETHER A SNAP ELECTION WILL BE HELD JUNE 8th. >> IT IS A BIG REVERSAL, A BIT OF A GAMBLE TOO FOR THE BRITISH LEADER. BUT SHE SAYS THE ONLY WAY TO END THE POLITICAL BICKERS OTHER THE BEST BREXIT PLAN IS TO LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE. LET'S HEAD OVER TO DOWNING STRICT AND TALK TO NICK ROBERSON. SHE SAID SEVERAL TIMES SHE DOESN'T WANT TO HAVE AN EARLY EL WHAT'S BEHIND THIS? >> Reporter: IT APPEARS THAT SHE DOES WANT TO STRENGTHEN HER MAJORITY. IT STANDS AT 17 RIGHT NOW. AND THE POLLING SEEMS TO SUGGEST
THAT SHE IS IN A VERY STRONG POSITION. THE LABOR PARTY IS LOOKING WEAK AT THE MOMENT AND SHE WOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT SHE WOULD HAVE HAD THIS OPPORTUNITY, DESPITE SAYING MANY TIMES THAT SHE DOESN'T WANT TO HAVE A SNAP ELECTION. SHE WILL HAVE KNOWN THAT AFTER TRIGGERS ARTICLE 50, BEGINNING THE BREXIT PROCESS THAT THERE WILL BE THE EASTER BREAK AND BOSS NLT POSSIBILITY OF REFLECTION. KNOW THOOG THE EUROPEAN UNION WOULDN'T BE READY TO NEGOTIATE UNTIL EARLY JUNE THAT THERE WOULD BE A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY
AND SHE'S CLEARLY DECIDED TO TAKE THAT OPPORTUNITY. SHE FEELS THAT THE HOUSE OF LORDS HAVE BEEN WORKING TO UNDERMINE HER. SHE'S WIDELY VIEWED AS WANTING TO TALK WHAT'S KNOWN AS A HARD BREXIT POSITION. CERTAINLY SOME OF THE OPPOSITION PARTIES, THE LIBERAL DEMEANOR PARTY ARE SAYING NOW TO THEIR SUPPORTERS THAT THIS ELECTION IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SOFTEN THAT POSITION, VOTE FOR THEM OR SOFTEN THE GOVERNMENT'S POSITION. BUT SHE DOES WANT TO BROADEN HER LEAD, IF YOU WILL, WITHIN PARLIAMENT
PARLIAMENT. BUT SHE FIRMLY BELIEVES AND SAID TODAY THAT A VOTE FOR HER VOTES TO STRENGTHEN BRITAIN'S NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION.
THIS IS HOW SHE PUT IT. >> EVERY VOTE FOR THE CONSERVATIVES WILL MAKE ME STRONGER WHEN I NEGOTIATE FOR BRIT WITHIN THE PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS AND CHANCELLOR OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. EVERY VOTE FOR THE CONSERVATIVES WILL MEAN WE CAN STICK TO OUR PLAN FOR A STRONGER BRITAIN AND TAKE THE RIGHT LONG TERM DECISIONS FOR A MORE SECURE FUTURE. >> Reporter: BUT HER CRITICS HAVE SAID THAT SHE'S NOT GOING THIS OUT OF NATIONAL INTEREST BUT OUT OF THE CON CONSERVATIVE PARTY FOR HER POLITICAL POSITION POSITION.
BUT THE TOUGHEST PART WOULD HAVE BEEN GOING ON WHEN THERE WAS A RUINUP FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION SCHEDULED FOR 2020. THAT WOULD HAVE WEAKENED HER POSITION, WEAK END THE GOVERNMENT'S POSITION AND BEEN BAD FOR NATIONAL INTEREST. THAT'S HER LOGIC HERE. BUT SHE DOES, IF THE POLLS ARE RIGHT, STAND TO DO WELL IN THESE ELECTIONS. >> THESE SO MAY HAS BEEN REACHING OUT TO HER CLOSEST ALLIES, INCLUDING PRESIDENT TRUMP AND ANGELA MERKEL. WHO ELSE HAS SHE BEEN SPEAKING WITH AND DO WE KNOW WHAT'S BEEN DISCUSSED? >> Reporter: SHE SPOKE WITH THE
PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL AND EUROPEAN COMMISSION, SHE ALSO SPOKE WITH THE IRISH PRIME MINISTER. AND THAT WAS A VERY SIGNIFICANT PHONE CALL BECAUSE, OF COURSE, DONALD TUSK HAS SAID AS ONE OF HIS THREE RED LINES FOR THE FIRST PHASE FOR THE BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS IS THAT THE NEGOTIATIONS SHOULDN'T WEAKEN THE PROCESS IN NORTHERN IRELAND AND UNDERMINE THE SECURITY AND STABILITY THERE. REACHING OUT TO THE IRISH WILL HAVE BEEN IMPORTANT BUT IT'S NOT CLEAR PRECISELY WHAT SHE SAID TO THESE PEOPLE. BUT WE KNOW THROUGH THE WHOLE BREXIT PROCESS SHE'S BEEN TRYING
TO COMMUNICATE WITH THOSE PEOPLE THAT SHE'S BEEN DEALING WITH AND LOOK TO ANGELA MERKEL AS BEING A SIGNIFICANT LEADER WITHIN THE EUROPEAN UNION. IF ANYONE IS GOING TO, IF YOU WILL, TAKE A MORE BENEVOLENT VIEW OF BRITAIN'S POSITION THROUGH THIS, PERHAPS SHE BELIEVES THAT'S ANGELA MERKEL. SHE'S VERY POWERFUL AT THE TABLE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION RIGHT NOW. BUT PRECISELY WHAT WAS SAID, WE DON'T KNOW. >> MANY THANKS, NIC. >> AND MS. MAY CLEARLY HOPING FOR A STRONG PERFORMANCE IN AN EARLY ELECTION AHEAD OF THE COMPLICATED BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS. POLITICAL COMMENTATOR TIM WALKER
JOINING US FROM LONDON. I POSE A CYNIC MIGHT SAY SHE WANTED TO GET AN ELECTION OUT OF THE WAY BEFORE THERE WAS MAYBE UNPLEASANTNESS COMING OUT OF BREXIT. >> Reporter: WELL THE IMF SAID OVER THE WEEKEND THAT THE FIGURES FOR OUR ECONOMY AREN'T TOO BAD BUT THEY DID PAINT A LESS ROSY PICTURE LONGER TERM AS A RESULT OF BREXIT. AND THE BOOM THAT WE'VE BEEN SEE IN THIS COUNTRY, IT'S CLEAR IT'S COMING FROM LENDING, FROM PEOPLE TAKING OUT DEBT. SO SHE MAY WELL HAVE THOUGHT THIS IS A GOOD TIME TO CUT AND RUN. THIS MORNING, NOBODY KNEW ON EARTH WHAT SHE WAS GOING TO DO.
I TREATED ABOUT AN HOUR OR TWO BEFORE HAND GIVEN HOW OFTEN SHE HAD PLEDGED THAT SHE WASN'T GOING TO CALL A SNAP GENERAL ELECTION, I GUARANTEE AT 11:15 SHE WILL CALL A SNAP GENERAL ELECTION, WHICH SHE DID. >> THIS IS STILL A POLITICAL GAMBLE FOR MS. MAY, IS IT NOT? POLLS ARE SHOWING THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY HOLDING A DOUBLE DIGIT LEAD OVER LABOR. WHAT'S AT RISK HERE? >> Reporter: EVERYBODY IN THE COUNTRY, WE PRETEND TO BE IDEALISTIC BUT WE ALL VOTE WITH OUR WALLETS AND WE VOTE IN TERMS OF WHAT IS OUR BEST FINANCIAL INTEREST. I DON'T KNOW WHO ARE TELLING ME THAT BREXIT IS GOING TO MAKE
THEM RICH ANYTIME SOON AND I DON'T KNOW OF ANY SOCIALISTS TELLING ME BREXIT IS GOING TO MAKE THEM RICH. WE'VE HAD THE LIE ABOUT THE NHS. THEY'RE IN A DANGEROUS AND FEEBLE POSITION AT THE MOMENT. SO I HAVE A DEALING -- WHAT'S SAD IS THAT JEREMY CORBIN, THE LEADER OF THE LABOR PARTY, AN HISTORIC OPPORTUNITY HERE, HE'S LOST REALLY. THEY WILL HOOVER UP A LOT OF THE PROTEST VOTE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT ENTIRELY HAPPY WITH THE WAY THAT BREXIT IS GOING. >> PEOPLE VOTED FOR BREXIT BASED ON WHAT THEY THOUGHT OF THE IDEA OF BREXIT.
THEY DIDN'T VOTE NECESSARILY ON PARTY LINES. THIS IS AN ELECTION. IT'S DIFFERENT. HOW MIGHT THAT PLAY INTO HOW PEOPLE VOTE IN TERMS OF PARTIES? >> Reporter: WELL IN MY LIFETIME I'VE NEVER KNOWN AN ISSUE CUT ACROSS ALL PARTY LINES IN THE WAY THAT BREXIT HAS. IT'S DIVIDED FAMILIES. IT'S AN EXTRAORDINARILY DIVISIVE ISSUE. IT MAKES IT VERY UNPREDICTABLE. AND PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY LOOKING ON THE TV AND TALKING TO PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF THE AMOUNT OF TIMES THEY'RE HAVING TO FILL OUT BALLOT PAPERS, WHETHER IT'S THE EU REFERENDUM OR THE GENERAL ELECTION. THE GREAT CARTOONIST HAS A FUNNY CARTOON OF A POLITICIAN VISITING
A DOORSTEP SAYING TO THE ELECTOR, I'M SORRY WE HAVE TO KEEP MEETING LIKE THIS. WE CAN'T GO ON. WE'RE ALL GETTING A LITTLE SICK OF IT. >> A LOT OF ELECTIONS TO DEAL WITH. HOW WILL THIS GENERAL ELECTION THOUGH PLAY OUT IN SCOTLAND? WE KNOW NICOLAS STURGEON WAS OBVIOUSLY OPPOSED TO THE BREXIT AND SHE'S FRAMING THIS AS A QUOTE TO STABBED UP FOR SCOTLAND SCOTLAND. >> SHE DOES NOT GET ALONG WELL WITH THREEERESA MAY.
MU STILL DO NOT WANT TO SEA THE UNION BREAK UP. IT COULD GO AGAINST NICOLETTE STURGEON. I WONDER REALLY IF SHE CAN DO ALL THAT MUCH BETTER. AND ANY WEAKNESS ON HER PART IF SHE STARTS LOSING SEATS WILL BE SEEN AS A VINDICATION OF THERESA MAY. I THINK IT'S DIFFICULT TO KNOW HOW IT'S GOING TO GO. AND I THINK THERESA MAY, YOU LOOK AT DAVID CAMERON, EVERY PREDICTION I'VE MADE ABOUT ELECTIONS LATELY HAVE BEEN WRONG. THE LAST TIME A LEADER TOOK A RISK, IT WAS DAVID CAMERON. LOOK HOW THAT TURNED OUT.
NONE OF US THOUGHT TRUMP WOULD GET IN. WE'RE ALL IN TROUBLED WATERS RIGHT NOW. >> WE'VE LEARNED A LESSON WHEN IT COMES TO POLLS. WE CAN BE SURPRISED IN THE ELECTIONS NO MAT WHAER THE TREND LOOKS LIKE. >>> HOURS AGO U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SIGNED A NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER CLAMPING DOWN ON HBI VISAS. >> THE TEMPORARY VISA BRINGS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF WORKER INTO THE U.S. LET'S GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE, JIM AKOSCOSTA JOINING US THERE. THIS IS ALL BUY AMERICAN, HIRE AMERICAN. IT? DOES IT HAVE ANY TEETH IN? IT'S NOT A LAW. >> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT. IT'S AN EXECUTIVE ORDER. A SYMBOLIC GESTURE FROM THE PRESIDENT. YOU HEARD THE PRESIDENT SAY DURING THE CAMPAIGN THAT HE WAS GOING TO PUT AMERICA FIRST AND THIS IS A MANIFESTATION OF THAT. NOW TO EXPLAIN WHAT THE PRESIDENT DID TODAY, HE SIGNED TWO EXECUTIVE ORDERS. ONE IS TO DIRECT AGENCIES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HERE IN THE U.S. TO DO A BETTER JOB OF BUYING AMERICAN PRODUCTS FOR THE VARIOUS AGENCIES AND THE WORK THAT THEY DO. NOW, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAYS THAT THAT WAS SORT OF GETTING LAX DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, AMERICAN PRODUCT ARE NOT BEING BOUGHT AT THE LEVEL THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN.
SO THEY'RE BASELY ORDERING A REVIEW HERE, THE PRESIDENT IS TO MAKE SURE THAT IS TAKEN CARE OF. THE HB 1 VISA ISSUE, THAT IS THE VISA WHEN A LOT OF OUR INTERNATIONAL VIEWERS WILL KNOW THIS, THAT EMPLOYERS USE TO BRING IN HIGHLY-SKILLED FOREIGN WORKERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO WORK AT VARIOUS COMPANIES HERE IN THE U.S. NOW THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IN A BREAK FROM PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATIONS IS BASICALLY
SAYING THAT THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN ABUSED. THERE'S A LOT OF ABUSE IN THE SYSTEM. AND THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PEOPLE WHO DESERVE TO GET THOSE SPOTS GET THOSE SPOTS. AND THEY PEOPLE LIKE IN THE LONG RUN WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IS IF YOU DON'T HAVE AS MANY PEOPLE FLOODING INTO THAT SYSTEM, THAT MORE AMERICAN WORKERS WILL BE HIRED FOR SOME OF THESE JOBS NOW YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF ECONOMISTS, SAY LOT OF EXPERTS OVER IN THE SILICON VALLEY SAYING THAT'S JUST NOT THE CASE. THAT THEY'RE TRYING TO HIRE AS MANY AMERICAN WORKERS AS POSSIBLE FOR THESE TYPES OF JOBS. BUT THEY NEED THESE FOREIGN
HIGHLY-SKILLED WORKERS IN ORDER TO FILL SLOTS THAT THEY CAN'T FILL WITH AMERICANS. SO YOU KNOW, THE PRESIDENT IS DOING SOMETHING SYMBOLIC HERE. BUT THE WHITE HOUSE WILL SAY IT'S SOMETHING THAT'S NEEDED. >> ALL RIGHT. JIM ACOSTA, MANY THANKS. >>> AUSTRALIA MAY BE BORROWING A PAGE FROM THE U.S. PRESIDENT. PRIME MINISTER MALCOLM TURNBULL ANNOUNCED PLANS ON TUESDAY TO ELIMINATE TEMPORARY VISAS POPULAR WITH FOREIGN WORKERS. >> THESE ARE SO-CALLED 456 VISAS AND THEY WOULD BE REPLEASED WITH
TWO NEW TEMPORARY VISAS REQUIRING BETTER WORK EXPERIENCE AND ENGLISH SKILLS. IT'S ALL ABOUT PROTECTING JOBS FOR AUSTRALIANS. >> WE ARE ENSURING THAT AUSTRALIAN JOBS AND AUSTRALIAN VALUES ARE FIRST, ARE PLACED FIRST. AUS TLALTRALIA IS THE MOST SU MULTICULTURAL COUNT FRIDAY IN
WORLD. WE MUST MAINTAIN THAT FOUNDATION AND THAT THE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM IS WORK IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST. >> THAT WILL NOT AFFECT CURRENT 457 VISA HOLDERS LIVING IN AUSTRALIA. >>> THE WHITE HOUSE IS DEFENDING PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CONGRATULATORY PHONE CALL TO PRESIDENT ERDOGAN. >> A SPOKESPERSON FOR MR. TRUMP SAID HIS INTENTION WAS TO FIND COMMON GROUND, NOT TO DISCOURAGE DEMOCRACY. BECKY ANDERSON SAT DOWN FOR AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MR. ERDOGAN. THEY COVERED A LOT OF GROUND, INCLUDING THAT PHONE CALL.
HAVE A LISTEN. >> Translator: WE TALKED ABOUT OUR RELATIONSHIP AND THE FORTHCOMING PERIOD. HE SHARED WITH ME HIS VIEWS ABOUT THAT AND ABOUT SYRIA. AND I HAD THE SAME OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE MY VIEWS WITH HIM. AND I SAID TO HIM, ESPECIALLY ON THE MATTER OF SEEING EACH OTHER, I SAID NOW THE ELECTION IS OVER, RATHER THAN HEARING IT OVER THE PHONE, IT COULD BE BETTER TO HAVE A FACE-TO-FACE MEETING AND TO TAKE FORWARD OR RELATIONSHIP AND MATTERS. AND WE AGREE THAT WE WILL HAVE
THAT MEETING IN DUE COURSE. >> DO YOU LIKE DOING BUSINESS WITH SOMEBODY LIKE TRUMP AS OPPOSED TO THESE EUROPEAN LEADERS THAT YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH? >> Translator: WE SHOULD NOT COMPARE MR. TRUMP WITH THE LEADERS IN EUROPE. THAT SHOULDN'T BE RIGHT. WE HAVEN'T STARTED WITH WORK WITH MR. TRUMP. WE ARE ABOUT TO START IT. OUR CONCERN IS TO HAVE AS GOOD RELATIONSHIP AS POSSIBLE WITH MR. TRUMP, WITH POLITICAL LEADERS. AND THE BETTER THE RELATIONSHIP, THE BETTER IT IS. WE HAVE NOT -- MR. TRUMP, FOR EXAMPLE, WHICH WE HAVEN'T HAD
WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA. >> YOU CAN SEE THE FULL EXCLUSIVE ENTIRE VIEW WITH TURKEY'S PRESIDENT ERDOGAN WEDNESDAY AT 6:00 A.M. IN ON KARA. 11:00 A.M. IN HONG KONG. >>> POLICE SAY THEY ARRESTED TWO MEN AND FOUND A STASH OF WEAPONS IN AN APARTMENT THERE INCLUDING THREE KILOS OF EXPLOSIVES. THEY FOUND AN ISIS FLAG. THE TOP PROSECUTOR SAYS THE SUSPECTS ARE BOTH FRENCH AND WERE KNOWN TO AUTHORITIES AFTER TURNING TO RADICAL ISLAM. >>> TENS OF THOUSANDS OF POLICE OFFICERS ARE MOBILIZING TO PROTECT POLLING STATIONS THIS SUNDAY.
THE RACE IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL, ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE UNEXPECTED SURGE OF THE LEFTIST CONTENDER JANE LUKE. >>> WELL THE U.S. MANHUNT FOR THE FACEBOOK MURDERER ENDED FIVE HOURS AGO. POLICE SAY THE SUSPECT, STEVE STEPHENS FATALLY SHOT HIMSELF AFTER A BRIEF PURSUIT IN THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA. >> STEPHENS SHOT ROBERT GODWIN, AND YOU CAN SEE HIM THERE ON THE RIGHT, THE ELDERLY GENTLEMAN, ON SUNDAY IN OHIO. THE KILLER THEN POSTING VIDEO OF THE MURDER ON FACEBOOK. THAT VIDEO STAYED UP MORE THAN TWO HOURS. NOW SPEAKING ON TUESDAY IN SAN
JOSE, CALIFORNIA, FACEBOOK FOUNDER MARK ZUCKERBERG ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THE SOCIAL NETWORK HAD HAS A LOT OF WORK TO DO TO KEEP THIS FROM HAPPENING AGAIN. >>> THE BACK AND FORTH THREATS BETWEEN NORTH KOREA AND THE U.S. ARE NOT LETTING UP. >> WE'RE LIVE AT THE PENTAGON WHEN WE RETURN.


>>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYONE. SOME MOVES FOLLOWING WARNINGS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE WHICH HAS BEEN URGING THE NORTH TO BELIEVE. WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE MOVES WITH BARBARA STARR IN A MINUTE. BUT ON TUESDAY THE U.S. VICE PRESIDENT CALLED THE HERMIT KINGDOM THE MOST OMINOUS THREAT IN THE REGION DURING AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO JAPAN WITH HIS WIFE AND HE SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY TO OUR DANA BASH. >> VICE PRESIDENT PENCE'S STRONG LANGUAGE WHILE STANDING AT THE KOREA DMZ HAS CLEARLY GOTTEN NORTH KOREA'S ATTENTION. ITS REPRESENTATIVE IN NEW YORK WAS RESPONDING TO THE VICE PRESIDENT AND I HAD A CHANCE TO SPEAK TO MR. PENCE IN TOKYO AND ASK HIM ABOUT IT. THE NORTH KOREANS ARE NOTICED WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN SAYING WHILE YOU'RE HERE IN ASIA. IN FACT THE DEPUTY AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N. FROM KOREA SAY THAT
YOU, YOUR ADMINISTRATION, YOU'RE CREATING A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH THERMONURK WAR MAY BREAK OUT AT ANY MOMENT. WOULD YOU LIKE TO RESPOND TO THAT IN. >> MY HOPE IS THAT THE WIDESER WORLD AND THE THAT THE LEADERSHIP IN NORTH KOREA IS LISTENING TO WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE WORLD COMMUNITY IS SAYING, THAT THE TIME HAS COME FOR THEM TO ABANDON AND DISMANTLE THEIR NUCLEAR AND BALLISTIC MISSILE PROGRAM.
MY PRESENCE HERE, WHICH IS PRESIDENT STRONGLY URGED EVEN IN THIS CHALLENGING TIME IS THE REALLY TO DELIVER THE MESSAGE. THAT WE'VE MOVED DWRONDBEYON OF STRATEGIC PATIENCE. MOVED BEYOND THE FAILED DIALOGUES OF THE PAST. AND NOW WE'VE MOFDS INTO AN ERA THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS COMMITTED TO MARSHALING THE ENERGY OF THE WORLD COMMUNITY, OF COUNTRIES IN THE ASIAN PACIFIC TO USE ECONOMIC AND DIPLOMATIC POWER TO ISOLATE NORTH KOREA AND ACHIEVE THE CONTROL OF A DENUCLEARIZED KOREAN PENINSULA. >> AND THEY ARE LISTENING.
THE DEPUTY AMBASSADOR SAID THAT IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU AND THE ADMINISTRATION ARE SIN CYSTING ON GANGSTER LIKE LOGIC, THAT THE IDEA OF AN INVASION OF A SOVEREIGNATION SOVEREIGNATI SOVEREIGN NATION, IT DECREASES THE LIKELIHOOD THAT THIS COULD END PEACEFULLY. HAVE YOU CONCERNED THAT WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS BEING TAKEN IN NORTH KOREA AS SABER RATTLING DESPITE THE FACT THAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT DIPLOMACY? >> I THINK WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS CONCERNED ABOUT, WHAT COUNTRIES THAT WE'VE VISITED ARE AROUND ABOUT ARE THE BREAKLESS AND IRRESPONSIBLE ACTIONS OF THE REGIME IN PYONGYANG.
ANOTHER FAILED MISSILE ATTACK NOTWITHSTANDING THIS WEEKEND. MISSILE TESTS, TESTING NUCLEAR WEAPONS TWICE IN THE LAST YEAR. THE TIME HAS REALLY COME FOR NORTH KOREA TO GET THE MESSAGE, AS THE PRESIDENT SAYS. IT'S TIME FOR THEM TO BEHAVE. TO LISTEN TO THE WORLD COMMUNITY AND TO SET ASIDE THEIR NUCLEAR AMBITIONS AMBITIONS, THEIR BALLISTIC MISSILE AMBITIONS AND BE WILLING TO JOIN THE FAMILY OF NATIONS. AND FOR MY PART IN SOME ODD WAY, IT'S ENCOURAGING THAT THEY'RE GETTING THE MESSAGE. AND MY HOPE IS THAT THEY'LL CONTINUE TO GET THE MESSAGE, NOT
JUST FROM THE UNITED STATES AND HERE IN JAPAN AND IN SOUTH KOREA, BUT ON AN INCREASING BASIS FROM CHINA AND COUNTRIES ALL OVER THE WORLD THAT LONG AGO COMMITTED TO A DENUCLEARIZED KOREAN PENINSULA. >> Reporter: THE VICE PRESIDENT IS CONTINUING TO TRY TO REASSURE ALLIES. THAT WAS THE CASE TODAY IN JAPAN SITTING WITH THE PRIME MINISTER AND THEN LATER THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, MAKING CLEAR IN HIS WORDS THAT THE PRESIDENT AND THE ADMINISTRATION IS 100 MRS. IN LOCK STEP BEHIND TOKYO AND WILL BE THERE FOR JAPAN. DANAH BASH, CNN TOKYO. >>> NORTH KOREA UPPING THE STAKES IN ITS NUCLEAR STANDOFF.
A SENIOR OFFICIAL TELLING THE BBC THAT THE WORLD CAN EXPECT FOR MISSILE TESTS, A LOT MORE. >> THE VICE FOREIGN MINISTER SAYS PYONGYANG WILL START CARRYING THEM OUT WEEKLY, MONTHLY AND YEARLY AND PROMISING ALL OUT WAR IF THE U.S. TAKES MILITARY ACTION. MEANTIME, THE PENTAGON SAYS IT'S CONDUCT TESTS OF ITS OWN NEXT MONTH, TESTS OF ITS MISSILE BALLISTIC SYSTEM TO MAKE SURE IT CAN REPEL AN ATTACK. THESE TESTS HAVE BEEN PLANNED FOR A WHILE NOW SO THIS IS NOT A DIRECT RESPONSE TO THE TENSIONS RISING ON THE PENINSULA.
>> ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. VERY CRITICAL. THESE TESTS ARE REALLY AIMED AT BEING ABLE TO REPEL AN ATTACK FROM NORTH KOREA OR IRAN WITH THEIR MISSILES. BUT LET'S FACE IT, THE TESTS ARE HAPPENING OUT IN THE PACIFIC. SO AGAIN IT IS A PART OF A SHOW OF FORCE TYPE MESSAGE IF YOU WILL, IF NOT DIRECT TO NORTH KOREA, CERTAINLY PERHAPS IMPLIED. TWO TESTS ON THE BOOKS FOR THE END OF NEXT MONTH. ONE WILL BE A SHIP TEST, A MISSILE ON BOARD A U.S. NAVY SHIP. IMPROVED MISSILE THAT CAN FIRED AT LONGER RANGES. IF IT CONTINUES TO WORK, IT WILL
GIVE THE NAVY THE ABILITY TO STRIKE FROM LONGER DISTANCES. THEY DON'T HAVE TO BE SO CLOSE IN. THE SECOND TEST WILL BE A GROUND-BASED INTERSEPCEPTER ON WEST COAST. IT WILL TEST AGAINST AN INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE. THERE'S A LOT OF CONCERN THAT NORTH KOREA IS TWOPG ONE OF THOSE.
THAT PROGRAM IN THE WORKS FOR SOME YEAR NOW BUT IT'S BEEN A TROUBLED PROGRAM. THEY HAVE ABOUT A 50% SUCCESS RATE IN SUCCESSFUL SHOOTDOWNS IN THIS TEST PROGRAM. SO THEY'RE KEEPING ON WORKING ON THAT. THAT ONE IS ALL ABOUT PROTECTION OF THE U.S. HOMELAND. >> YEAH, BARB, BEFORE I LET YOU
GO, THE USS KARL VINSON, THE MIGHTY CARRIER WAS HEADING TO THE WATERS AROUND NORTH KOREA, SHOW OF FORCE AS THE PRESIDENT SAID, BUT THEN WE FOUND OUT IT WASN'T ANYWHERE NEAR THERE. WHAT'S GOING ON THERE? >> WELL THERE SEEMS TO BE SOME, YOU KNOW, ACCORDING TO THE WHITE HOUSE, SOME WHITE HOUSE MISCOMMUNICATION WITH THE PENTAGON IN ALL OF THE MESSAGEI ABOUT WHERE THIS CARRIER WAS AND WHAT IT WAS DOING. THE ACTUAL FACTS HAVEN'T REALLY CHANGED.
IT WAS GOING TO LEAVE WHERE IT WAS IN SINGAPORE, IT WAS GOING TO GO DO SOME EXERCISES WITH AUSTRALIA NAVAL FORCES AND THEN HEAD NORTH, STULILL EXPECTED O SCHEDULE AT THIS POINT TO ARRIVE IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC AREA BY THE END OF THE MONTH. AND THAT WAS ALWAYS REALLY THE PLAN. BUT YOU'RE RIGHT, MICHAEL. A SHOW OF FORCE.
A CARRIER GROUP REALLY DOES LITTLE MORE AGAINST A POTENTIAL NORTH KOREAN THREAT. THE CARRIER IS NOT AN OFFENSIVE WEAPON FOR ANY STRIKE INTO NORTH KOREA IF IT CAME TO THAT. AND IMPORTANT TO SAY THAT THE PRESENT PENTAGON, THE U.S. MILITARY IN FAVOR OF CONTINUING TO LOOK FOR A SOLUTION ON THE DIPLOMATIC ECONOMIC FRONT. READY IF CALLED UPON BUT THEY ARE NOT LOOKING TO CONDUCT A NEW WAR. >> REGARDING THIS NARRATIVE, IT CLEARLY WAS SOME KIND OF MISCOMMUNICATION. THE PENTAGON KNEW BUT THE WHITE HOUSE DIDN'T SEEM CLEAR ON IT. BARBARA STARR, THANKS FOR THAT. >>> ANOTHER MEMBER OF BRITAIN'S
FAMILY WANTS YOU TO KNOW IF YOU'RE STRUGGLING WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES OF ANY POINT, IT'S OKAY TO SAY TO. >> YESTERDAY WE WERE TELLING YOU ABOUT A MISSION ON BRITAIN'S BRINS HEIR PRINCE HARRY. IT WAS ONLY IN RECENT YEARS HE SOUGHT HELP COPING WITH THE DEATH OF HIS MOTHER. >> NOW HIS BROTHER PRINCE WILLIAM IS GETTING INVOLVED. HE JOINED FORCES WITH LADY GAGA TO URGE PEOPLE NOT TO FEEL STIGMATIZED BY MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES. THIS IS A FILM SERIES PRODUCED BY HEADS TOGETHER UNDER THE £OKAY TO SAY. >> THE FILM FEATURES PEOPLE FROM
ALL WALKS OF LIFE DISCUSSING THEIR MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES. GREAT IDEA. >> YEAH, I'M GLAD THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT IT. THAT'S OUR TIME. THANKS FOR BEING WITH US. I'M AMARA WALKER. >> I'M MICHAEL HOLMES. "WORLD SPORT" COMING UP, ALSO YOUR HEADLINES AFTER THE BRE


>>> HELLO, EVERYONE. I'M MICHAEL HOLMES. THIS IS CNN NEWS NOW. BRIT IRCH PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY CALLING FOR AN EARLY GENERAL ELECTION AS SHE SEEKS A STRONGER MANDATE FOR HER STRATEGY TO PUSH BRITAIN THROUGH BREXIT. PARLIAMENT IS SET TO VOTE ON -WE ELECTION WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 8th. >>> THE U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS ORDERED A REVIEW OF THE HB 1 VISA PROGRAM WHICH MIGHT RESTRICT SKILLED FOREIGN WORKERS FROM GETTING JOBS. MR. TRUMP SIGNING AN EXECUTIVE ORDERS CALLED BUY AMERICAN HIRE AMERICAN. >>> FRENCH AUTHORITIES ANNOUNCE THEY FOILED AN IMMINENT ATTACK ON TUESDAY.
POLICE ARRESTING TWO MEN IN MARSEILLES AND FINDING A STASH OF WEAPONS INCLUDING 3 KILOS, WEAPONS, GUNS AND REPORTEDLY AN ISIS FLAG. THE SUSPECTS ARE FRENCH AND KNOWN TO AUTHORITIES. >>> NORTH KOREA NOW VOWING TO LAUNCH WEEKLY MISSILE TESTS IN RESPONSE TO GROWING TENSION WITH THE U.S. A SENIOR NORTH KOREAN OFFICIAL TELLING THE BBC THE TESTS WILL BE CARRIED OUT MONTHLY AND ANNUALLY. THE PENTAGON SAYS IT WILL CONDUCT TWO LONG PLANNED MISSILE DEFENSE TESTS ITSELF IN MAY. THIS IS YOUR CNN NEWS NOW. I'M MICHAEL HOLMES. "WORLD SPORT" NOW. >>> TWO OF THE SEMIFINALISTS ARE CONFIRMED FOR THE LEAGUE. THEY HAVE THE SAME NAME BUT A FAIRY TALE IS OWN E OVER.
WHAT IS JOY ON WEDNESDAY, FIVE MONTHS AFTER THE DEVASTATING PLANE CRASH, THEY'RE LIFTING TROPHIES AGAIN. WELCOME TO "WORLD SPORT." WE'RE LIVE FROM CNN CENTER. THIS REALLY IS ONLY ONE PLACE TO START TODAY AND THAT IS THE CHAMPION'S LEAGUE, A TOURNAMENT THAT REAL MADRID IS STARTING TO CALL THEIR OWN. THIS SEASON THEY EAR TRYING TO WIN IT FOR A THIRD TIME IN FOUR YEARS. AN WITHIN THE LAST FEW MINUTES THEY'VE BOOKED THEIR PLACE IN
THE SEMIFINALS. IT WASN'T EASY THOUGH. MUNICH FOUGHT THEIR WAY BACK. AND WHEN MADRID'S USUAL DEFENDER SCORED A GOAL, THEY WERE HEADING TO OVERTIME. RENAL DO SCORING A HAT TRICK FOR 100 CHAMPIONSHIP GOALS AS MADRID WON 4-3 ON THE NIGHT. THE FIRST MAN TO SCORE A CENTURY OF GOAL. THAT WAS HIS SIXTH HAT TRICK WOULD YOU BELIEVE. HE TRAILS THE RIFLE IN BARCELONA IN THAT CATEGORY. AND HE'S LED REAL TO A RECORD SEVENTH STRAIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIS.
AGENT ATH LET KO LEAD FROM THE FIRST LEG AND DOUBLED THEIR ADVANTAGE. DEVASTATING FOR LECHSTER. BUT THE GOAL PROVED ONLY TO BE A CONSOLATION AS ATLETICO WON. A DREAM IS OVER FLEICESTER. JUST EIGHT YEARS AGO THEY WERE IN LEAGUE ONE, THE THIRD TIER OF ENGLISH FOOTBALL. AT THAT POINT THEY COULD HAVE BARELY IMAGINED PLAYING IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE, CERTAINLY NOT WHEN THEY WERE FIGHTING REGULATION IN SPRING OF 2015. THE ODDS OF WINNING THE TOTAL WERE 5,000 TO 1. BUT THEY WON THE PREMIER LEAGUE LAST SEASON. SURELY IT COULDN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT. IT LOOKS LIKE THEY WERE CRASHING BACK TO EARTH THIS SEASON WITH A
TERRIBLE RUN OF RESULTS, SAW THEIR BELOVED MANAGER FIRED. BUT THEN ANOTHER RESURGENCE UNDER NEW MANAGER CRAIG SHAKESPEARE SHAKESPEARE, CAME BEHIND TO WIN IN THE ROUND OF 16. THEY MADE IT TO THE QUARTER FINALS BUT THAT OF COURSE IS WHERE THE DREAM DIED. HOWEVER THIS HAS AN AN INCREDIBLE RUN THAT JUST A FEW YEARS AGO THAT NOBODY COULD POSSIBLY HAVE PREDICTED. BARCELONA LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR AN EPIC COMEBACK BUT THEY COULDN'T DO IT AGAIN, COULD THEY? NOW THEY'RE IN A 3-0 HOLE. BARCELONA COACH TOLD THE FAN AT THE NEW CAMP NOT THE LEAVE IN THE LAST TEN MINUTES SAYING IF WE SCORE THE FIRST GOAL, THE STADIUM WILL SCORE THE SECOND AND THE THIRD WILL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF. WHATEVER HAPPENS, WE WILL NEVER
FORGET THE HEROICS AGAINST PSG BUT THEY THINK IT'S MORE THAN POSSIBLE TO DO IT AGAIN. >> Translator: IT'S VERY DIFFICULT. ALL GAMES ARE DIFFICULT. EVEN MORE SO WHEN THERE IS A BIG SCORE TO OVERCOME. BUT THE OTHER DAY MY FATHER TOLD ME ONE THING WHICH HAS STAYED IN
MY HEAD AND I THINK IT'S TRUE. IN FRONT OF US WE HAVE A DIFFERENT TEAM. BUT BARCELONA IS THE SAME AND WE CAN DO IT. WE DID IT ONCE AND WE CAN DO IT A SECOND TIME. WE HAVE TO GIVE OR ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM. IF EVERYTHING GOES WELL, THERE WILL BE ANOTHER COMEBACK. >> WE'LL SEE. WEDNESDAY'S OTHER GAME IS IN FRANCE. A FIXTURE MARRED BY LAST WEEK'S BOMB ATTACK ON THE TEAM BUS. FORTUNATELY MOST OF THE TEAM EMERGED PHYSICALLY UNSCATHED FROM THE INCIDENT BUT THEY WERE SHAKEN. AND THE MANAGER SAYS THEY WERE
NEVER CONSULTED ABOUT PLAYING THE POSTPONED FIRST LEG JUST 24 HOURS LATER. MON
MONACO WON THAT GAME. BUT DORT MUND STILL HAS A CHANCE OF MAKING IT TO THE SEMIS. >> Translator: YES, CLEARLY BE A BRAND-NEW MATCH. IF THERE WAS ONE DAY WHEN WE WEREN'T READY TO PLAY A FOOTBALL MATCH, IT WAS THE DAY OF THE FIRST LEG. NOW WE'VE PUT WHAT HAPPENED BEHIND US. WE'RE EMOTIONALLY STABLE AND COMPLETELY FOCUSED ON THE MATCH. I'M SURE THAT EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK BROUGHT US TOGETHER, MADE US STRONGER.
NOW WE HAVE TO HAVE A GOOD MATCH AND I'M CONVINCED WE'RE CAPABLE OF DOING JUST THAT. WE'VE COME WITH A STRONG TEAM AND WE'RE HERE TO WIN WITH A TWO-GOAL DIFFERENCE. >>> TWO GAMES IN THE NBA PLAYOFFS ON MONDAY. NO SURPRISING RESULTS BUT THE REACTION OF A COACH RAISED EYEBROWS. WHAT EXACTLY PROMPTED HIM TO DO THIS. >> MY GUYS EARNED THE RIGHT TO BE IN THAT GAME AND THEY DID NOT EVEN GIVE US A CHANCE.


>>> THE TAKES REALLY COULDN'T BE MUCH HIGHER THAN THE NBA PLAYOFFS AND THE ACTION ON THE COURT IS USUALLY PRETTY EXCITING. BUT BECAUSE THE GAMES ARE SO INTENSE, WHAT HAPPENS ON THE SIDELINES CAN ALSO BE PRETTY SPECTACULAR SPECTACULAR. TAKE FOR EXAMPLE THE AFTERMATH OF THE SPURS WIN OVER THE GRIZZLIES. THE RESULT REALLY WASN'T A BIG SURPRISE BUT THE POST GAME RANT CERTAINLY WAS. GRIZZLIES COACH DAVID FIZDALE WAS ENSENSED WITH THE REFEREES. SAN ANTONIO FINISHED WITH THEIR CAREER PLAYOFF BEST 37 POINTS INCLUDING 19 OF 19 FREE-THROW ATTEMPTS WHICH WAS MORE THAN THE ENTIRE GRIZZLIES TEAM HAD FROM THE LINE.
AND THE SPURS WIN LEFT THE MEMPHIS COACH ABSOLUTELY SEETHING. >> YOU HAD 15 FREE-THROWS FOR THE GAME. THEY SHOT 18 TIMES IN THE PAINT AND HAD 32 FREE-THROW. KA WIE SHOT FOR FREE-THROWS THAN OUR ENTIRE TEAM. EXPLAIN IT TO ME. WE DON'T GET THE RESPECT THAT MY PLAYERS DESERVE. MIKE CONNELLY DOESN'T GO CRAZY, HE HAS CLASS, PLAYS THE GAME. I'M NOT GOING TO LET THEM TREAT US THIS WAY. THEY'RE NOT GOING TO ROOK US. THAT'S UNACCEPTABLE.
THAT WAS UNPROFESSIONAL. MY GUYS DUG IN THAT GAME AND EARNED THE RIGHT TO BE IN THAT GAME AND THEY DID NOT EVEN GIVE US A CHANCE. TAKE THAT FOR DATA. >> AND THAT'S WHAT YOU CALL A RANT. IT IS REMARKABLE THAT A PLAYER AS TALENTED AS FALCO HAS BARELY PLAYED BUT HE'S MAKING UP FOR IT AND TALKING TO US NEXT ON "WORLD SP


>>> HEY, IF YOU ARE JUST JOINING ONCE A QUICK RECAP. THE TITLE HOLDERS, REAL MADRID ARE THROUGH TO THE SEMIS AND THE SPASH SPANISH CAPITAL WILL HAVE BEEN ROCKING ON TUESDAY. AT LET KO MADRID ARE ALSO THROUGH. MON COAND JUVENTUS WILL BE HOPING TO ATTEND. >>> THE ATTACK ON DORTMUND LAST WEEK REMIND US THAT FOOTBALL IS JUST A GAME. IT WAS TERRIBLE FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED AND TOOK OFF THE GLOSS OF WHAT HAD BEEN A HUGELY AN ANTICIPATED GAME. LEADING THE ROAD FOR MON COWILL BE RADAMEL FALCO. AFTER MAKING HIS NAME IN AT LET KO, FALL COW SIGNED A DEAL TO GO TO MONACO. HE SUFFERED AN INJURY GOING ON
TO CHELSEA WHERE HE FAILED TO LIVE UP TO HIS HYPE. BUT NOW HE'S BACK SCORING 23 TIMES IN 31 MATCHES. HE'S BEEN TELLING WORLD SPORT'S CHRISTINA McFARLAND ABOUT THE STORY SO FAR. >> IT WAS, MANY THOUGHT, THE END OF A GLITTERING CAREER AFTER BEING STROEKD ASONE OF THE RETURNED AS A SHADOW OF HIS FORMER SELF. HE WAS FAR FROM DONE. THIS SEASON THE COMMUNELUMBIA SURPRISED MANY AFTER ENDURING TWO SEASONS OF HEAVY CRITICISM, FALCO SAYS IT'S PUT IT BEHIND HIM. >> Translator: YOU LEARN FROM
EVERY EXPERIENCE, BOTH GOOD AND TIME. MY TIME IN ENGLAND GAVE ME EXPERIENCES I LEARNED FROM AND MADE ME BETTER. I'M STILL THE SAME PLAYER. NOW I ENJOY THAT I'M ABLE TO TRAIN AND PLAY AND BE IMPORTANT EVERY WEEKEND. >> AND LIFE IN MONACO SEEMS TO SUIT HIM EVEN THOUGH THESE DAYS HE'S PLAYING TO A CROWD A QUARTER OF A SIZE OF THE OLD STADIUM. >> Translator: YES, THE ATMOSPHERE IS DIRCHTS. WE'RE AWARE OF THE FACT THAT THIS CITY IS A BIT UNIQUE AND YOU CAN'T DEMAND SOMETHING DIFFERENT BECAUSE THE POPULATION IS A LOT SMALLER COMPARED TO OTHER CITIES. IN ANY CASE, THE FANS TRY TO ACCOMPANY US AT ANY GAME. AND WE'RE VERY HAPPY WITH THAT.
>> I UNDERSTAND IT WAS THE PRINCE MONACO HIMSELF WHO ASKED YOU TO COME TO THE CLUB. WHAT DID HE SAY TO YOU WHEN YOU MET HIM THAT CONVINCED YOU TO COME HERE. >> Translator: IT WAS A VERY UNIQUE MEETING. I STILL HADN'T SIGNED FOR MONACO AND IT WAS AN IMPORTANT REASON FOR WHY I SIGNED FOR THE CLUB. HE TOLD ME HOW THEY WANTED TO BE A VERY COMPETITIVE CLUB. THEY GAVE ME THE CONFIDENCE THAT I WOULD BE AN IMPORTANT PIECE HERE.
AND WELL, TO SEE THAT BACKING NOT ONLY FROM THE PEOPLE THAT MANAGE THE CLUB BUT ALSO THE CITY MADE THE BALANCE TILT TOWARDS ME SIGNING FOR MONACO. >> TELL ME ABOUT YOUR FAMILY. I KNOW YOU HAVE TWO YOUNG GIRLS. HOW MUCH IS IT ENJOYABLE TO HAVE THEM WITH YOU HERE IN MONACO? >> Translator: WELL, MY FAMILY, MY WIFE AND TWO DAUGHTERS ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO ME. FROM THE MOMENT WHERE I DECIDED TO GET MARRIED, THAT WAS VERY GOOD FOR ME. IT GAVE ME A LOT MORE BALANCE AND HELPED ME TO FOCUS ON EVERY ASPECT OF MY LIFE, THE FOOTBALL AND MY FAMILY. >> HIS DESIRE TO PROVES HIMSELF
ONCE MORE IN EUROPE LED HIM TO TURN DOWN AN OFFER FROM THE SUPER LEG EARLY IN THIS YEAR. WOULD YOU CONSIDER GOING TO CHINA AS PART OF YOUR CAREER IN THE FUTURE? >> Translator: YEAH, MAYBE. YOU CAN NEVER SAY NEVER. I THINK THEY'RE MAKING SOME REALLY BIG SIGNINGS WITH THE OBJECTIVE OIF GROWING THEIR LEAGUE WITH TAKING A LOT OF THE BEST PLAYERS FROM EUROPE. THEY WILL HAVE A STRONG LEAGUE IN THE FUTURE THAT WILL BE ATTRACTIVE DUE TO THE CLASS OF PLAYERS THEY HAVE. ME PERSONALLY, I'VE HAD SOME OFFERS THAT I'VE TURNED DOWN BECAUSE I THINK I HAVE SOME GOALS IN EUROPE THAT I LIKE TO ACHIEVE. >> BUT NOT JUST IN EUROPE. AFTER MISSING THE 2014 BRAZIL
WORLD CUP THROUGH INJURY, HIS RECENT RECALL TO THE COLUMBIAN NATIONAL TEAM HAS GIVEN HIM NEW HOPE OF A LONG CHERISHED GOAL. >> Translator: WE ALL DREAM AS KIDS OF BEING ABLE TO ONE DAY PUT ON THE SHIRT FOR YOUR COUNTRY, TO REPRESENT IT, TO HEAR THE ANTHEM. IT'S SUCH A LARGE NUMBER OF FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS THAT I'VE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY MANY YEARS IN MY CAREER AND I WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO DO SOME. >> AS FOR NOW, FALCAO IS FOCUSED
ON FINISHING THE SEASON STRONG. AFTER FOUR YEARS WITH NO SILVERWARE, THEY'RE HUNGRY TO ADD ANOTHER TITLE TO THE TALLY. CNN MONACO. >>> WELL ANOTHER STRIKER WHO'S REDISCOVERED HIS FORM IS JERMAINE DA TO. AND A CHANGE IN DIET MIGHT BE THE KEY TO HIM PLAY IN THE WORLD CUP AT THE AGE OF 35. ' HE'LL TELL US HIS SECRET NEXT


>>> HEY, YOU MIGHT THINK THAT FOOTBALL IS A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH. BUT IT REALLY ISN'T. IT'S JUST A GAME. A TRIVIAL PURSUIT AND THIS SEASON THE LONDON STRIKER JERMAINE JERMAIN DEFOE HAS REALIZED THAT. HE'S BECOME FRIENDS WITH A TERMINALLY ILL BOY AND FOR HIM THAT'S PUT EVERYTHING INTO PERSPECTIVE. HE'S AN INSPIRATIONAL GUY. AND WE TALKED ABOUT IT A SHORT TIME AGO. >> I MEAN OVER THE YEARS I'VE ALWAYS FROM DAY ONE, YOU KNOW, I'VE ALWAYS BEEN FOOTBALL. I DO EVERYTHING RIGHT YOU KNOW. REGIMENTED.
EVERYTHING IS RIGHT. SO IMPORTANT TO MY LIFE. WHICH IT IS. AND HAVING THIS EXPERIENCE, IT'S ALMOST LIKE IT DOESN'T MATTER REALLY. THE FOOTBALL SIDE OF IT. YEAH, IT MATTERS. BUT AT THE SAME TIME THERE'S SO MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE.
AND I THINK FOR ME IT'S, YEAH, IT'S BEEN A ROLLER COASTER SEASON, UPS AND DOWNS. ON A PERSONAL NOTE THERE'S MOMENTS I'VE BEEN REALLY HAPPY BECAUSE I'VE SCORED GOALS AND STUFF LIKE THAT. BUT I'VE BEEN FRUSTRATED BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, I BELIEVE THAT WE CAN DO BETTER IN TERMS OF WINNING GAMES AND STUFF LIKE THAT. BUT I THINK FOR ME TO HIGHLIGHT THE YEAR FOR ME IS OBVIOUSLY MY
RELATIONSHIP WITH BRADLEY. ME AND THAT YOUNG BOY. LIKE ME HELPING HIM AND HIM HELPING ME. FOR ME, THAT'S THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY YEAR FOR SURE. >> YOU'RE SOMEONE WHO IS ALREADY HELPING PEOPLE WHO AREN'T AS FORTUNATE AS OURSELVES. YOU HAVE A FOUNDATION IN ST. LUCIA WHERE YOU'RE GIVING PEOPLE WHO WOULDN'T HAVE HAD ANY KIND OF OPPORTUNITY, A CHANCE. CAN YOU TELL ME MORE ABOUT THAT? >> YES, COMING FROM A ST. LUCIA BACKGROUND, I MEAN, FROM WHEN I WAS REALLY YOUNG, GOING BACK AND
FORTH, YOU KNOW, TO ST. LUCIA, EVEN LIKE EASTER HOLIDAYS, SIX-WEEK HOLIDAYS, ALWAYS GO TO ST. LUCIA, SEE MY NAN AND GRANDDAD, SPEND TIME WITH MY COUSINS. AND DECIDED A FEW YEARS AGO TO LAUNCH THE JERMAIN DEFOE FOUNDATION. AND I THINK IT'S SORT OF LIKE BUILD WHAT YOU'VE DONE. WE'VE BUILT A CHILDREN'S HOME BECAUSE I THINK -- YOU KNOW, IT'S A BEAUTIFUL ISLAND. PEOPLE TALK ABOUT ST. LUCIA, THE BEACHES AND THE AMAZING HOTELS. LIKE A HONEYMOON DESTINATION. BENEATH THAT THERE ARE SO MANY PROBLEMS ON THE ISLAND THAT PEOPLE DON'T REALLY UNDERSTAND AND KNOW ABOUT, ABUSED AND DISADVANTAGED KIDS.
AND WE'RE JUST TRYING TO HELP, YOU KNOW, TRYING TO GET THE KIDS OFF OF THE STREETS, PUTTING THEM IN THE HOME, GETTING THEM BACK IN EMPLOYMENT. AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING AS A FAMILY. I THINK THAT'S THE MAIN AIM. AT SOME POINT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A FOOTBALL ACADEMY THERE TO TRY TO PRODUCE YOUNG FOOTBALLERS. THERE'S MANY THINGS WE WANT TO DO ON THE ISLAND BUT AS IT STANDS WE'VE BUILT A CHILDREN'S HOME. IT GETS LAUNCHED IN JUNE. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING. AND THAT'S IT. YEAH. IT'S SOMETHING. THAT'S OBVIOUSLY CLOSE TO OUR
HEARTS AS A FAMILY. I MEAN EVEN AFTER MY PLAYING DAYS I LOOK FORWARD TO DOING MORE WITH THE FOUNDATION. >> IT'S BEAUTIFUL, JERMAINE. IT IS NOTABLE AS WELL YOU'RE PLAYING AND HOW YOU'VE EXTENDED YOUR CAREER INTO YOUR 30s. I DWARTGATHER A LOT OF THAT I YOUR DIET AND NEWFOUND VEGANISM. CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THAT? >> I'M NOT GOING TO SIT HERE AND LIE SAYING I'M VEGAN. BECAUSE I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE'S CERTAIN FOODS THAT I NEED TO EAT AS AN ATHLETE TO GETTING MY PROTEIN AND STUFF
LIKE THAT. BUT IT'S SOMETHING I THOUGHT ABOUT AND -- IT'S PROBABLY LIKE A PLANT-BASED DIET. AND I MEAN ON CERTAIN DAYS I WOULD SAY I HAVE THREE GOOD MEALS JUST TO SEE HOW I GO. BUT TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK I CAN'T REALLY KEEP AWAY FROM THE FISH TO GET THAT PROTEIN INSIDE ME FOR THE GAME. >> 2018 WORLD CUP, HOW REALISTIC IS THAT FOR YOU, DO YOU THINK? >> ALWAYS REALISTIC. I MEAN, I'VE ALWAYS BEEN LIKE YOU KNOW, I THINK SOMETIMES, YOU KNOW, BEING REALISTIC IS SORT OF LIKE, IT'S BORING. YOU GOT YOURSELF LIKE SETTING THE BAR REALLY HIGH AND JUST TRY YOUR BEST JUST TO GET THERE.
I MEAN, YOU KNOW, I'LL BE 35 IN OCTOBER. BUT THAT'S JUST -- AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED. I'VE ALWAYS LOOKED AFTER MYSELF AND DEDICATED MYSELF AND DONE EVERYTHING RIGHT. I DON'T REALLY FEEL LIKE I'M 35. I DON'T FEEL LIKE THAT AFFECTS MY GAME IN ANY WAY. PHYSICALLY I ALWAYS FEEL STRONG IN GAMES. I DON'T FEEL LIKE FATIGUED TOWARDS THE END OF THE GAMES AND STUFF LIKE THAT. PUT IT THIS WAY, IF I FEEL LIKE THIS, HOW DO I FEEL NOW. IF I FEEL LIKE THIS TOWARDS THE
BACK END OF NEXT SEASON, THEN I'LL BE, 100% I'LL BE LOOKING FORWARD AND READY TO GO TO THE WORLD CUP. >> HE DESERVES EVERY BIT OF HIS SUCCESS. IF YOU WANT TO READ MORE ABOUT HIS REMARKABLE FRIENDSHIP WITH BRADLEY, HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE CNN.COM SLASH WORLDSPORT. >>> IT WAS HARD TO IMAGINE A FUTURE LET ALONE A SUCCESSFUL ONE FOR THIS TEAM. BUT THESE GUYS ARE RESILIENT AND INSPIRATIONAL AND ALREADY WINNING TROPHIES. STAY WITH US.


>>> YOU KNOW, THIS IS A TROPHY PRESENTATION THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET. IN JANUARY, CHAPECOENSE RECEIVED THIS HONOR. IT WAS BRUTAL. A FEW BROKEN PLAYERS AND BEREAVED RELATIVES ALL THAT WERE LEFT FROM THE TEAM THAT PERISHED IN THE DEVASTATING PLANE CRASH. THE TRANSFORMATION IS REMARKABLE. THE CLIB WAS REBUILT AND BARELY FIVE MONTHS LATER THEY HAVE THEIR FIRST TROPHY. LOOK AT HOW DIFFERENT THE SCENE IS NOW. THEY'VE WON THE SECOND STAGE AND THIS LOCKER ROOM, WHICH WAS THE SCENE OF SO MUCH HEARTACHE WHEN I FIRST VISITED IN NOVEMBER WAS
ROCKING AGAIN. THE EMOTION IS INFEX COURTHOUSE THEY WILL PLAY TO SEE WHO WILL BE STATE CHAMPION FOR 2017. AND THESE SCENES ARE REALLY ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT TO SEE AGAIN. THAT'S IT FOR THIS EDITION OF "WORLD SPORT." .
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>>> PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY SHOCKS THE UNITED KINGDOM AND ASKS FOR EARLY ELECTIONS. >> BUY AMERICAN HIRE AMERICAN AGAIN. PRESIDENT TRUMP ORDERS THE GOVERNMENT TO BUY AMERICAN PRODUCTS AND HIRE FOR AMERICAN WORKERS. AND WILL THE PRIVATE SECTOR FOLLOW ALONG? >> ALSO A LOOK AT THE MAN WHO HAS BARGED RIGHT IN FRANCE'S PRESIDENTIAL RACE WITH LEFTIST VIEWS AND DRAMATIC HOLOGRAMS THANKS FOR YOUR COMPANY I'M MICHAEL ZBLOEMZ I'M AMARA WALKER AND THIS IS CNN THIS IS CNNCNN TODAY. >>> COME TO OUR VIEWERS AROUND THE WORLD.
BRITONS COULD SOON BE HEADING TO THE POLLS AGAIN AFTER PRIME MINISTER TREES AS MAY'S SURPRISE CALL FOR A SNAP ELECTION IN JUNE. >> THIS COMES AS MS. MAY PREPARES FOR COMPLICATED AND CRUCIAL BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS, BUT AS WE HAVE THE REPORT NOW, THEY CALL FOR AN EARLY ELECTION -- THE CALL FOR AN EARLY ELECTION MARKS FOR A REVERSAL BY THE BRITISH LEADER. >> THERE SHOULD BE NO GENERAL ELECTION UNTIL 2020. I'M GOT TO BE CALLING A SNAP ELECTION. >> BUT IT SEEMS THE LADY IS RETURNING. >> I HAVE JUST CHAIRED A ME EGG OF THE CABINET WHERE WE AGREED THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD CALL
A GENERAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON THE 8th OF JUNE. >> A GENERAL ELECTION THERESA MAY HOPES WILL BOLS STORE THE SMALL 17-SEAT WORKING MAJORITY SHE HOLDS IN PARLIAMENT AND STRENGTHEN HERMAN DATE ON BRICHL IT. >> SO I HAVE A SIMPLE CHALLENGE
FOR THE OPPOSITION PARTIES. HAVE YOU CRITICIZED THE GOVERNMENT'S VISION FOR BREXIT, YOU HAVE CHALLENGED OUR OBJECTIVES, YOU HAVE THREATENED TO BLOCK THE LEGISLATION WE PUT BEFORE PARLIAMENT. THIS IS YOUR MOMENT TO SHOW YOU MEAN IT, TO SHOW YOU ARE NOT OPPOSING THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE SAKE OF OF IT, TO SHOW THAT YOU DO NOT TREAT POLITICS AS A GAME. >> IN POLITICS, THOUGH, THERE WILL ALWAYS BE GAME PLAYING, AND RIGHT NOW THERESA MAY HAS A STRONG HAND. THE LATEST OPINION POLL OVER THE EASTER WEEKEND GIVING HER PARTY
A 21-POINT LEAD OVER THE MAIN OPPOSITION LABOR PARTY. >> WE WANT TO PUT A CASE OUT THERE FOR THE PEOPLE OF BRITAIN OF A SOCIETY THAT CARES FOR ALL, AN ECONOMY THAT WORKS FOR ALL, AND A BREXIT THAT WORKS FOR ALL. >> THAT SAY CASE LABOR JEREMY CORBIN MAY FIND HARD TO MAKE SEEING AS IT VOTED ALONGSIDE THE GOVERNMENT ON BREXIT TO DATE. WITH MORE TO GAIN, A SCOTLAND'S NATIONALISTS AND THE OPEN SIC SIGS LIBERAL DEMOCRATS BOTH OF WHOM SEE THIS AS THEIR CHANCE TO COM PAIN AGAINST A HARD BREXIT. >> SHEER E CLEARLY SHE SEES THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CRUSH ALL OPPOSITION TO HER, TO GET RID OF PEOPLE WHO DISAGREE WITH HER AND TO GIVE HERSELF A FREE HAND TO
TAKE THE COUNTRY IN THE INCREASINGLY RIGHT-WING ZRIKS THAT SHE WANTS TO TAKE IT. >> IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PEOPLE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE THE ZRIKSDIRECTION OF COUNTRY TO DECIDE THEY DON'T WANT A HARD BREXIT. >> THEY HAVE ALREADY DIVIDED THE COUNTRY WITH THE BREXIT. 48% REMAIN HARD TO UNITE. THIS ELECTION IS IN OR BY THE NAMED ANOTHER VOTE ON BREXIT AND THERE WILL BE MANY IN THIS COUNTRY WHO FEEL AN ELEMENT OF FATIGUE. THIS IS THE FOURTH MAJOR VOTE IN AS MANY YEARS. HAD YOU SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE IN 2014, THEN THE UK AGAIN ELECTION, THEN THE EU REFERENDUM AND NOW THIS.
TOO MUCH POLITICAL TURMOIL FOR SOME BUT FOR THERESA MAY SHE HOPES IT WILL GET HER THE COUNTRY'S BACKING FOR THE BIGGEST TASK OF ALL, TAKING BRITT BRITAIN OUT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. >> AND LET'S HEAD OUT TO 10 DOUNG STREET WHERE NICK ROBERTSON IS STANDING BY WITH THE VERY LATEST PND AFTER COURSE THAT QUESTION EVERYBODY'S ASKING, WHY THIS ABOUT FACE, WHY THIS SNAP ELECTION ESPECIALLY WHEN HER PARTY HAS THE MAJORITY IN PARLIAMENT, ALBEIT A THIN 1? >> Reporter: THERESA MAY IS
PUTTING THIS IN THE TERMS IT'S WHAT HAE SHE NEEDS DO, THE BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS WILL BE COMING TO THEIR TOUGHEST POINT AS BRITAIN WAS GEARING UP FOR ANOTHER GENERAL ELECTION, SHE SAID 2020. 134E SAID THAT WOULD HAVE PUT THE COUNTRY IN A DIFFICULT POSITION, IT WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN A NATIONAL INTEREST, IT WOULD ARE WEAKENED THE HAND OF HER NEGOTIATORS IN BRUSSELS BUT HER CRITICS ARE SAYING THIS IS BEING DONE BY PURE POLITICAL COLONEL CUELATIONS, IT WILL STRENGTH THE POSITION OF HER AND HER PARTY. HER MARGIN AT THE MOMENT IS A MA SQUORT, 17 SEATS IN IT. THIS EVENING, SOME POLITICAL
POLS STERS ARE SAYING THAT HER MAJORITY COULD EDGE INTO TRIPLE DIGITS. I MEAN, WHAT THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY ACHIEVED IN THE LAST ELECTION WAS PRETTY STAGGERING. THAT WOULD BE -- THAT WOULD REALLY KNOCK THE BALL OUT OF PARK FOR HER. HER POLITICAL WORRIES ON GETTING WHAT SHE WANTS THROUGH PARLIAMENT WOULD BE BEHIND HER, CERTAINLY FOR A FEW YEARS. BUT THE REALITY IS, WHEN YOU -- WHEN YOU EXAMINE THE ACC RACESIVE POLLSTERS IN BRITTANY AND UNITED STATES AND OTHER PLACE, IN RECENT YEARS, THEY HAVEN'T BEEN THAT ACCURATE. BUT IT DOES APPEAR THAT OVER THE
EASTER BREAK THAT POTENTIAL PROMISE THERE OF SUCH A STRONG MAJORITY HAS MAYBE LURED HER INTO TAKING THIS CHANCE AND IT SEEMS TO BE AT THE MOMENT STACKED IN HER FAVOR. >> I SUPPOSE SOME WOULD SAY THAT GETTING THE ELECTION OUT OF THE WAY NOW SAY GOOD THING IN CASE THE NEGOTIATION GOZ PAIR SHAPED AS -- PEAR SHAPED IN THE UK. THEY'RE VOTING OPEN DETAIL THEY DON'T YET HAVE, IS THAT FIRE TO SAY?
>> I THINK THE BROAD BRUSH STROKES OF WHAT THEY CAN SEE AND THE WAY THE NARRATIVE IS DRIVEN BY WHAT PEOPLE READ IN THE NEWSPAPERS AND SEE ON THE TELEVISION IS THERESA MAY WANT TO HARD BREXIT OUT OF OF THE EUROPEAN CUSTOMS UNION TO IMPROVE BRITAIN'S TRADE AND RELATIONS WITH OTHER COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD. SHE'S BEEN VERY CLEAR ON THAT. AND WHAT THE OPPOSITION, AT LEAST THE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT PARTY IS OFFERING IS A WAY TO SOFTEN THAT, TO TRY TO STAY, IF YOU WILL, CLOSER TO EUROPE TO HAVE THE POSSIBILITY -- I MEAN, IF THEY WERE TO HAVE THEIR WAY,
THEY WOULD BE TRYING TO EXIT GOING THROUGH THE WHOLE BREXIT PROCESS. BUT THAT'S UNLIKELY FROM WHERE WHERE HE STAND TODAY. BUT THAT'S WHAT THEY AM OFFER THE ELECTORATE, AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRY TO SOFTEN THIS HARD BRET BREXIT THAT THERESA MAY IS HEADING TOWARDS. >> THANKS SO MUCH. LIVE FOR US IN LONDON. >> THE U.S. VICE PRESIDENT SAYS NORTH KOREA IS GETTING THE MESSAGE THAT IT MUST END ITS NUCLEAR ACTIVITY. >> THIS CLAIM COMES DURING A VISIT TO TOKYO, THE LATEST STOP IN HIS TOUR OF ASIAN ALLIES. MIKE VENS ALSO REPEATING THE
U.S. PRESIDENT TRUMP THAT IT IS TIME FOR PYONGYANG TO BEHAVE. >> THE NUCLEAR THREAT PRAISED THE UNITED STATES MORE AGGRESSIVE STANCE. WE'RE MONITORING ALL OF THIS LIVE FROM CNN TOKYO. SO OBVIOUSLY ONE OF THE MAIN TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED IS SECURITY, NORTH KOREA, AND OF COURSE THE CONCERNS BY THE JAPANESE ABOUT THE RISING TENSIONS AND EVEN TALK POSSIBLE TALK OF A PREEMPTIVE STRIKE. >> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT. VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE WAS HERE TO SOME EXTENT, TO A LARGE EXTENT TO OFFER REASSURANCES TO THE JAPANESE PEOPLE ALISTENING WITH TALK ABOUT THE WAY FORWARD WITH WH IT COMES TO COUNTING THIS NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR
THREAT. THE BACKDROP WAS THE FACT THERE WERE ECONOMIC TALKS SCHEDULED BETWEEN THESE TWO COUNTRIES BUT THOSE ARE BEING LARGELY OVERSHADOWED BY THE SECURITY CONCERNS. YOU HAD VICE PRESIDENT RIGHT HERE IN TOKYO TALKING ABOUT WHAT HE CALLED THE ONLIA NUS THREAT FROM NORTH KOREA SAYING THAT IT STANDS WITH JAPAN, THIS IS COMMITTED TO JAPAN'S SECURITY AND DEFENSE AND THAT THE GOAL HERE REMAINS THE DENUCLEARIZATION OF THE PENINSULA. WE HAVE HEARD ALL OPTIONS ARE ON THE TABLE INCLUDING THE POSSIBILITY OF A MILITARY OPTION. THAT WAS VALUED, SUPPORTED BY
PRIME MINISTER SHINZO ABE WHO SAID THAT THE JAPANESE PEOPLE APPRECIATE TO A CERTAIN EXTENT THE SERIOUSNESS WITH WHICH THE U.S. IS TAKING THIS. HE ALSO SAID IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THERE IS A PEACEFUL SOLUTION OR EVER AVENUE IS TAKEN IN ORDER TO GET SOME KIND OF PEACEFUL SOLUTION TO THE TENSION THAT'S RISING HERE IN THE REGION. YOU DID HAVE VICE PRESIDENT SAY THAT THE GOAL IS TO BRING ECONOMIC AND DIPLOMATIC PRESSURE TO NORTH KOREA. THE QUESTION, OF COURSE, IS WHETHER OR NOT THAT THE WORK AND
IT'S THE REASON WHY YOU HAVE SEEN COUNTRIES HERE IN THE REGION, NAMELY JAPAN, TAKING STEPS TO ENSURE THE SECURITY OF ITS PEOPLE IN THE FACE OF THESE PERSISTENT MISSILE TESTS FROM NORTH KOREA. YOU'VE GOT JAB JAPANESE OFFICIALS TO EXTRICATE JAPANESE CITIZENS FROM THE PENINSULA SHOULD THE NEED ARISE. THEY'VE CONDUCKED AN EVACUATION DRILL BAISED ON THE THREAT. THERE WAS A TEST JUST LAST MONTH IN SOME MULTIPLE PROJECTILES, LAUNCHED AT ONCE, THREE LANDED OFF THE COAST OF JAPAN WHICH HAS RAISED THE LEVEL OF ALARM FOR
PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE. THAT'S ONE OF THE REASON THAT THAT DRILL WAS PROFRMTED, IT'S KUN OF THE REASONS THAT PEOPLE HERE ARE CERTAINLY CONCERNED ABOUT SECURITY. >> I GUESS THE ORIGINAL AIM WAS TO SORT OF KICK OFF ECONOMIC DIALOGUE THAT WAS THE ORIGINAL PLAN WHEN IT CAME TO ALL OF THIS. WHAT IS IT THAT JAPAN WANTS THE U.S. TO DO? WHAT DOES IT WANT TO HAPPEN IN TERMS OF A STRATEGY WHICH IT COMES TO NORTH KOREA? >> LOOK, JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA BOTH ZWOONT KNOW THEY'RE GOING TO BE VERY MUCH INVOLVED IN LOCK STEP WITH THE U.S. AS IT CHARTS
ITS COURSE FORWARD. AND THERE HAVE BEEN QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT THE POLICY WOULD BE COMING FROM WASHINGTON. CERTAINLY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAD SIGNALED THAT THERE WOULD BE A CHANGE AND YOU HEARD VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE WHEN HE ARRIVED HERE IN TOKYO AGAIN REAFFIRMING THIS MESSAGE THAT YOU HEARD FROM SECRETARY OF STATE REX TILS WHEN YOU VISITED THE REGION THAT PAST EFFORTS HAD FAILED. YOU HEARD VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE SAY THIS A GENERATION OF POLICIES TOWARD NORTH KOREA HAD RESULTED IN ONLY MORE PROVOCATION AND BROKEN PROMISES. YOU'VE GOT 50,000 U.S. TROOPS
STATIONED IN JAPAN, 30,000 IN SOUTH KOREA, DO SO BOTH OF THESE ALLIES IN THE REGION KNOW THAT THE U.S. WILL BE WORKING IN CONJUNCTION WITH HEM TO MAKE A PLAN THAT TAKES THEM FORWARD. BUT, AGAIN, DID YOU HERE PRIME MINISTER SHINZO ABE SAYING WHILE HE APPRECIATES ALL THE OPTIONS THAT THE U.S. IS LOOK AT THEY'RE CONTINUING TO HOPE FOR A PEACEFUL RESOLUTION BROUGHT ABOUT THROUGH DIPLOMATIC MEASURES. >> ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. >> WHEEN E MEANWHILE A SENIOR NORTH KOREAN OFFICIAL SAYS WHEN IT COMES TO MISSILE TEFTS THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING.
>> THEY TELL US THAT PYONGYANG WILL START CARRYING THEM OUT WEEKLY, MONTHLY AND YEARLY AND HE'S PROMISING ALLOUT WAR IF THE U.S. TAKES ACTION. IN THE MEANTIME THE PETN PENTAGON WILL TEST ITS MISSILE DEFENSES NEXT MONTH TO MAKE SURE IT CAN REPEL AN ATTACK FROM THE NORTH AND THESE TESTS WERE SCHEDULED A WHILE BACK. >> MEANWHILE THERE ARE HAS BEEN A BIG MIX-UP INVOLVE A SO-CALLED SHOW OF FORCE IN THE U.S. AMID A U.S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER STRIKE GROUP THAT WAS THOUGHT TO BE EN ROUTE TO THE KOREAN BORDERS WAS ACTUALLY HEAD IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. >> THE U.S.S. VINSON AND THE WHITE HOUSE BLAMTD THE MISHAP ON MISCOMMUNICATION WITH THE PENTAGON.
A BIT OF A CONFUSION STORY THERE. UP NEXT HERE ON CNN TODAY, JUST DAYS AFTER HIS VICTORY A REFERENDUM THAT CRITICS DENOUNCE A POWER GRAN GRAB, TURKEY'S PRESIDENT SPEAKS TO CNN IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW. >>> ALSO DISEASE DONALD TRUMP'S DAUGHTER IVANKA CROSS THE LINE? SHE LANDED NEW TRADEMARKS FOR HER CLOTHESLINE WITH THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT. WE'LL HAVE THE LIVE REPO


>>> WELCOME BACK EVERYONE. AN ELECTION OBSERVER SAYS 2.5 MILLION VOTES MAY HAVE BEEN MANIPULATED IN TURKEY'S CONTROVERSIAL REFERENDUM. THAT'S DOUBLING THE AMOUNT OF VICTORY THE REFERENDUM RECEIVED. >> BUT IT'S CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES WILL GREATLY EXPAND THE PRESIDENT'S POWER AND THEY'RE CALLING ON ANCHOR RA TO INVESTIGATE. >> IN VIEW OF THESE OBSERVERS REPORTS, THE CLOSE REFERENDUM RESULT AND THE FAR-REACHING IMPLICATION RRSZ WE CALL ON THE TURKISH AUTHORITIES VERY CAREFULLY AND TO SEEK THE BROADEST NATIONAL CONSENSUS IN THE FOLLOW-UP TO THE REFERENDUM. WE ALSO CALL ON ALL LECTORS TO
SHOW RESTRAINT AND ON THE AUTHORITIES TO LAUNCH TRANSPARENT INVESTIGATIONS INTO THESE ALLEGED IRREGULARITIES. >> NOW, THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS NO REGRETS ABOUT CALLING THE TURKISH PRESIDENT TO CONGRATULATE HIM ON THE VICTORY. A SPOKES WOMAN FOR MR. TRUMP SAYS HIS INTENTION WAS TO FIND COMMON GROUND WITH HIM, NOT TO DISCOURAGE DEMOCRACY. >> THE TRUMP ZRAEGS HAS PRAISED TURKEY FOR ITS ROLE IN FIGHTING ISIS AND THE WHITE HOUSE SPOKESWOMAN SAID MR. TRUMP HAVE QUOTE, PUTTING AMERICAN'S SAFETY FIRST AND FOREMOST, UNQUOTE, BY TECCING TO ERDOGAN.
NOW, WE SAT DOWN FOR AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE TURKISH LEADER INCLUDING MONDAY WE HAD A PHONE CALL. LISTEN. >> Translator: WE TALKED ABOUT OUR RELATIONSHIP IN THE FORTHCOMING PERIOD. HE SHARED WITH ME HIS VIEWS ABOUT THAT AND ABOUT SYRIA AND I HAD THE SAME OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE MY VIEWS WITH HIM. AND I SAID TO HIM, ESPECIALLY ON THE MATTER OF SEEING EACH OTHER, I SAID, NOW THE ELECTION IS OVER, MORE THAN -- RATHER THAN HAVING DO IT OVER THE PHONE, INTEREST WOULD BE BETTER TO HAVE A FACE-TO-FACE MEETING AND TO TAKE AHEAD, TAKE FORWARD OUR RELATIONSHIP AND MATTERS. AND WE AGREED WE'LL HAVE THAT
MEETING IN DUE COURSE. >> DO YOU LIKE DOING BUSINESS WITH SOMEBODY LIKE TRUMP AS OPODSED TO THESE EUROPEAN LEADERS THAT YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH? >> >> Translator: THEY SHOULD NOT COMPARE MR. TRUMP WITH THE LEADERS IN EUROPE, THAT SHOULDN'T BE RIGHT. WE HAVEN'T STARTED TO WORK WITH MR. TRUMP, WE ARE ABOUT TO START IT. OUR CONCERN IS TO HAVE AS GOOD RELATIONSHIP AS POSSIBLE WITH MR. TRUMP, WITH POLITICAL LEADERS, AND THE BETTER THE RELATIONSHIP, THE BETTER IT IS. WE HAVE NOT -- WE HAVEN'T -- MR. PRESIDENT TRUMP, THAT WE HAD
MANY PRESIDENT OBAMA. >> AND YOU CAN SEE THE FULL EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WEDNESDAY AT 6:00 A.M. IN ANCHORA, 4:00 A.M. IN LONDON. AND YOU CAN CATCH AN ON CORE AT 5:00 A.M. >> NOW, FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH IS NOW IN THE A HOSPITAL IN HOUSTON, TEXAS. A SPOKESMAN SAYS THEY'LL BE ISSUE A STATEMENT SHORTLY. >> BUT IS MAKING IT CLEAR THE FORMER PRESIDENT WILL BE FINE. WE, OF COURSE, WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THIS STORY AND BRING YOU ANY FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS AS THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR THAT THE FORMER PRESIDENT HAS BEEN TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.
WE'RE GOING TO TURN DOUP NOW TO A STORY RAISING ETHICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT DONALD TRUMP'S DAUGHTER'S BUSINESS. CNN LEARNED THAT CHINA APPROVED AT LEAST TWO TRADEMARKS FOR IVANKA TRUMP'S COMPANY ON APRIL 6th. >> HERE'S THE THING.
THE VERY SAME DAY SHE HAD DINNER WITH THE CHINESE PRESIDENT AT HER FATHER'S MAR-A-LAGO ESTATE. TOM FOREMAN IS IN WASHINGTON NOW WITH MORE. PLENTY OF QUESTIONS HERE WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN FINDING? >> WELL, IVANKA TRUMP'S BRAND HAS BEEN UNDER A LOT OF PRESSURE HERE IN THE UNITED STATES, BUT THAT DOES NOT SEEM TO BE THE CASE IN BEIJING WHERE BUSINESS IS GOING STRONG. >> WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP'S GRANDDAUGHTER SANG IN MANDARIN DURING THE CHINESE SUMMIT MEETING, THE VIDEO WAS A HIT BACK IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC BUT THE REAL STORY IS HOW HER
MOTHER'S BUSINESS IS BOOMING THERE TOO. >> WHITE DIAMONDS, FLANKING STONE ON EITHER SIDE AND IT'S SET IN 18 KARAT YELLOW GOLD. >> THIS YEAR ALONE HER COMPANY HAS SEEN AT LEAST TWO NEW TRADEMARKS APPROVED BY THE CHINESE, ANOTHER RETURN PROFESSIONALLY ADDING TO 16 SHE ALREADY HOLDS. TRUE, SHE WAS HIRING CHINESE LABOR AND EXPANDING BEFORE THE ELECTION. >> Translator: IVANKA SAY VERY GOOD CLIENT, BUT OF COURSE I NEVER IMAGINED HER FATHER WOULD BECOME PRESIDENT. >> STILL, SINCE THE START OF THE YEAR, HER FATHER'S COMPANIES
HAVE SEEN 35 OTHER TRADEMARKS PRELIMINARILY APPROVED BY CHINA TOO. IVANKA SAYS. >> ANY GROWTH IS DONE WITH EXTREME CAUTION. >> HER COMPANY WILL NEITHER CONFIRM NOR DENY THOSE NUMBERS TO CNN, INSTEAD ISSUING A STATEMENT SAYING WE HAVE RECENTLY SEEN A SURGE IN TRADEMARK FILINGS BY UNRELATED THIRD PARTIES TRYING TO CAPITALIZE ON THE TRUMP NAME. IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO DILIGENTLY PROTECT OUR TRADEMARK. NONETHELESS, THAT'S BIG BUSINESS, ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING HOW MUCH THE TRUMP FAMILY HAS REPEATEDLY BRUSHED AWAY CONCERNS ABOUT POLITICS AFFECTING THEIR FINANCIAL INTERESTS. >> I DON'T THINK MATTERS. THIS IS SO MUCH MORE IMPORTANT
AND MORE SERIOUS SO THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT'S THE FOCUS. >> I THINK WHAT IVANKA'S TRYING TO SAY, WHO CARES. WHO CARES. THIS IS BIG LEAGUE STUFF. THIS IS -- THIS IS OUR COUNTRY. >> NOW, AN ATTORNEY FOR IVANKA TRUMP SAYS SHE HAS NOTHING DO WITH TRADEMARK REQUESTS RIGHT NOW SO SHE'S NOT INVOLVED, AND IT'S WORTH REMEMBER BEING WHEN SHE BECAME AN OFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE WHITE HOUSE STAFF, UNPAID, SHE PUT ALL OF HER BUSINESS
DEALINGS INTO A TRUST SO THAT SHE AND THE WHITE HOUSE CAN SAY SHE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BUSINESS OVER THERE. >> BUT THE WHOLE THING, I SUPPOSE, IS THAT SHE PROFITS FROM IT, DOESN'T SHE? AND THAT'S THE BIG QUESTION. HER FATHER SAYS AS PRESIDENT HE'S IMMUNED FROM A LOT OF THESE ETHICS ISSUES. DID Z SHE HAVE EXPOSURE HERE UNDER ETHICS RULES OR LAWS. >> SHE HAS EXPOSURE THAT DOES HE NOT. THE PRESIDENT HAS A GREAT DEAL OF LEGAL PROTECTION FROM ANY CLIME CLAIM LIKE THIS. HIS STAFF DOES NOT AND IF AT ANY
POINT SHE WAS INVOLVED IN SOME KIND OF TALKS OR SOME KIND OF NEGOTIATIONS THAT PEOPLE COULD SAY DID PRODUCE A RESULT FOR HER COMPANIES AND SHE PROFITED FROM IT, YEAH, SHE COULD BE PROSECUTED FOR THAT. >> VERY INTERESTING. TOM FOREMAN, IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE YOU. THANKS FOR YOUR TIME. >>> WELL, THE U.S. TREZ DONALD TRUMP PUSHING FOR RULES FOR SKILLED WORKERS TRYING TO ENTER THE U.S. >> SEVERAL HOURS AGO MR. TRUMP SKIEND A BUY AMERICAN HIRE AMERICAN EXECUTIVE ORDER AT A TOOL FACTORY IN WISCONSIN. UNDER THE NEW ORDER FEDERAL AGENCILES REVIEW AND RECOMMEND
CHAPGS TO THE H1B VEES AS PROGRAM. THE PRESIDENT SAYS IT WILL ENSURE AMERICAN LANE IS HIRED TO MAKE AMERICANIS HIRED TO MAKE AMERICAN >>> FRENCH AUTHORITIES ARE TIGHTENING SECURITY AHEAD OF SUNDAY'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AFTER ANNOUNCING THEY HAVE FOILED AN EMINENT ATTACK. >> POLICE ARRESTED TWO MEN IN MAR SAY. THEY ALSO FOUND A STASH OF WEAPONS INCLUDING THREE KILOS OF EXPLOSIVES, GUNS, REPORT LID EVEN AN ISIS FLAG. NOW TOP PROSECUTOR SAYS THE SUSPECTS ARE BOTH FRENCH AND WERE KNOWN TO AUTHORITIES AFTER
TURNING TO RADICAL ISLAM. >> THE FRENCH CANDIDATES ARE MAKING THEIR FINAL PUSH AND THE RACE IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL ESPECIALLY THE GIVEN THE UNEXPECTED SURGE OF JON LUKE. AND HE'S COME UP WITH A WAY TO BE AT MULTIPLE RALLIES AT ONCE. MELISSA BELL HAS MORE. >> Reporter: THE LAST TIME HE WAS IN SEVERAL PLACES AT ONCE WAS BACK IN FEBRUARY. THE FAR LEFT FIRE BRAND WAS THE FIRST FRENCH POLITICIAN TO EVER HOLOGRAM HIMSELF WHILE DELIVERING A LIVE SPEECH. IN FRONT OF TWO ADORG CROWDS HE SPOKE FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF ABOUT HIS REFORM WHICH INCLUDES A REFERENDUM ON EUROPE, A RISE IN PUBLIC SPENDING AND IN TAXES. THE TECHNOLOGY WAS DEVELOPED
HERE IN THIS PARIS STUDIO. THIS TIME, THOUGH, THE CHAL SLENG EVEN GREATER WHEN HE'S DUE TO BE IN SEVEN FRENCH TOWNS AT ONCE, INCLUDING ONE IN THE INDIAN OCEAN. >> IT'S HIS RISE IN THE POLL EASY WAS HELPING TO CEMENT. HE'S ONE OF THE FOUR CANDIDATES TO MAKING IT TO THE SECOND ROUND. >>.
>> Translator: THIS CAM PAIN HAS BEEN POLLUTED BY THE SCANDALS THAT CONCERN SOME OF YOU, NOT ME, NO. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERLINE THAT.
HERE, THERE ARE ONLY TWO PEOPLE WHO ARE CONCERNED. >> GIVEN HIS RISE IN THE POLLS SENSE SINCE, THE HOLOGRAM BELIEVES THIS TECHNOLOGY COULD HELP CARRY THE MESSAGE EVEN FURTHER. TECHNOLOGY PERFECTLY SUITED TO A MAN WHO'S LEFT-WING VERSION OF POPULISM APPEARS TO BE GAINING GROUND. MA LIS AS BELLE, CNN, PARIS. >> WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A SHORT BREAK HERE ON CNN TODAY. STAY WITH US


>>> WELCOME, EVERYONE, I'M AMARA WALKER. >> I'M MICHAEL HOLMES. WE DO HAVE BREAKING NEWS THIS HOUR. NEW REPORTING TONIGHT ON THE FBI INVESTIGATION INTO RUSSIAN MEDDLING IN THE 2016 ELECTION AND POSSIBLE CONNECTIONS TO TRUMP ASSOCIATES. >> JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT EVAN PEREZ BROKE THIS STORY. WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING. >> Reporter: U.S. OFFICIALS TELL CNN THAT LAST YEAR THE FBI USED A RUSSIAN TIES TO DONALD TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN AS PART OF THE JUSTIFICATION TO GET APPROVAL TO SECRETLY MONITOR TRUMP ASSOCIATE CARTER PAGE. THOSE SOURCES SAY THAT JAMES
COMEY HAS CITED THIS DOSSIER AS ONE OF THE SOURCES OF INFORMATION THAT THE BUREAU HAS USED TO BOLSTER ITS INVESTIGATION. THIS APPROVES APPROVAL FROM THE SECRET COURT THAT OVERSEAS THE FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE ACT KNOWN AS FISA HERE IN THIS COUNTRY TON MONITOR COMMUNICATIONS. NOW TO OBTAIN COURT PERMISSION TO TARGET PAGE, THE FBI AND JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WOULD HAVE TO PRESENT PROBABLE CAUSE THAT HE WAS ACTING AS AN AGENT OF A FOREIGN POWER, INCLUDING POSSIBLY ENGAGING IN CLANDESTINE INTELLIGENCE GATHERING FOR A FORMER GOVERNMENT. NOW COMEY AND OTHER TOP JUSTICE OFFICIALS WOULD HAVE HAD TO SIGN OFF ON THAT REQUEST. LAST YEAR PAGE WAS IDENTIFY BY THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AS AN ADVISER
ON NATIONAL SECURITY MATTERS, THOUGH IT SAID AT THE TIME HE HAD LIMITED INTERACTION WITH THE CAMPAIGN AS A VOLUNTEER. >> ALL RIGHT. EXTRAORDINARY STUFF. HOW SURPRISING IS IT, THEN, IN THE BIG PICTURE THAT THIS WAS DONE? >> Reporter: WELL, IT IS SURPRISING BECAUSE IN COMEY'S BRIEFINGS TO LAWMAKERS IT STANDS IN CONTRAST TESTIFY TO FORTS IN RECENT MONTHS BY THE FBI AND BY U.S. INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES TO TRY TO DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM THIS DOS JAY YEA. THEY SAID THEIR INVESTIGATORS DID THEIR OWN WORK TO SAY THAT RUSSIA TRIED TO MED HE WILL IN THE 2016 ELECTION IN FAVOR OF DONALD TRUMP. THEY SAY THAT COMEY HASN'T
MENTIONED THE DOSSIER IN ALL OF HIS LAWMAKER BRIEFINGS. >> BUT CARTER PAGE WOULD NOT BE AWARE THIS WAS HAPPENING, RIGHT? >> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT. BUT YOU'LL RECALL PAGE WAS SCRUTINIZED BEFORE. IN 2013 THERE WAS AN INVESTIGATION OF A RUSSIAN SPY RING THAT INCLUDED DESCRIPTIONS OF INTERACTIONS HE HAD WITH ONE OF THE ALLEGED SPIES. NOW PAGE DENIES THAT HE KNEW THEY WERE RUSSIAN AGENTS.
LAST SUMMER HE DID TRAVEL TO RUSSIA TO GIVE A SPEECH THAT WAS HIGHLY CRITICAL ON RUK RUSSIA AND THAT SPEECH THROUGH DREW THE ATTENTION OF THE FBI RAISING CONCERNS ABOUT PAGE'S CONTACTS WITH SUSPECTED RUSSIAN OPERATIVES. PAGE SAYS THAT HE TOOK THE TRIP INDEPENDENTLY AND HE SAYS HE EXPRESSED HIS OWN VIEWS AND OVERALL ANYTHING AT ALL THAT IS CLAIMED TO BE ILLEGAL IS UNTRUE ABOUT HIS INTERACTIONS WITH RUSSIANS. HE DID GIVE US A STATEMENT IN WHICH HE SAYS, QUOTE, I LOOK FORWARD TO THE PRIVACY ACT OF 1974 LAWSUIT THAT I PLAN TO FILE
IN RESPONSE TO CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION APPOINTEES LAST YEAR. THE DISCOVERY PROCESS WILL BE OF
GREAT VALUE TO THE UNITED STATES AS OUR NATION HEARS TESTIMONY FROM THEM UNDEROWNING AND WE RECEIVE DISCLOSURE OF THE DOCUMENTS THAT SHOW KPA WHAT WAS DONE IN 2016. THE BOTTOM LINE HERE IS THAT HE SAYS THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS BEHIND ALL OF THESE RUSSIAN ALLEGATIONS WHICH HE SAYS ARE SIMPLY UNTRUE. >> REALLY REMARKABLE DEVELOPMENTS. THANKS FOR UPDATING US ON THAT. MANY THANKS. >> THANKS, EVAN. >>> MORE ON PRESIDENT TRUMP'S EXECUTIVE ORDER ON FOREIGN WORKER VISAS. IT INSTRUCTS U.S. AGENCIES TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE PROGRAM AND MAKE CHANGES TO BENEFIT AMERICAN WORKERS.
>> LET'S BRING IN DAVID DRUCKER WHO IS IN NEW YORK. DAVID, WELCOME TO THE PROGRAM. LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER AND WHAT IT EXACTLY DOES BECAUSE IT DOESN'T REALLY CHANGE IMMIGRATION POLICY. IN FACT, IT JUST ORDERS A REPORT THAT WOULD HAVE SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE TEMPORARY VISA PROGRAM, RIGHT? >> RIGHT. SO THIS IS A LOT OF WHAT WE'VE SEEN ON PRESIDENT TRUMP SO FAR ON ISSUES OF TRADE AND OTHER
THINGS, WHICH SAY LOT OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS THAT DON'T HAVE A LOT OF TEETH IN THEM BUT SORT OF A REMINDER TO HIS BASE AND THE PENL THAT ELECTED HIM THAT HE'S WORKING ON THINGS THAT HE CAMPAIGNED ON. THERE ARE SOME THINGS HE'S ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND THERE'S BEEN SO REPEAL OF OBAMACARE REGULATIONS THROUGH THIS THING WE CALLED THE CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW ACT THAT'S NOT OFTEN USED BUT REPUBLICANS HAVE USED IF HERE. BUT WHEN IT COMES TO RENEGOTIATING TRADE PACTS, SIGNING NEW TRADE PACTS, WE'VE SEEN VERY LITTLE. SO IT WILL BE VERY INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS GOING FORWARD. I KNOW IN CERTAIN INDUSTRIES IN THE UNITED STATES THERE'S A LOT
OF CONCERN WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO SORT OF FILL A LOT OF POSITIONS AND COMPETE FOR TALENT THE WAY WE HAVE IN THE PAST. >> YOU KNOW, YOU GO BACK THROUGH AND YOU LIST THE SORT OF FLIP FLOP, IF YOU LIKE, OVER RECENT MONTHS. YOU CAN TALK ABOUT SYRIA, WHEN YOU LOOK AT HIS TWEETS IN THE PAST.
POSITIONS ON SYRIA, ON NATO, CHINA, JANET YELL LEN, IMPORT-EXPORT BANK, THE TRADE DEFICIT, RUSSIA, IT'S A LONG LIST. AND I THINK WE CAN PULL UP SOME
FIGURES ON HOW HIS NUMBERS HAVE CHANGED IN RECENT TIMES. JUST LOOK AT THAT, DOWN 7%, 7%, YOU 6%, 4% ON THINGS LIKE STRONG AND DECISIVE LEADER, HONEST AND TRUSTWORTHY AND SO ON. WHAT DAMAGE IS BEING DONE TO THE CREDIBILITY OF THE ADMINISTRATION IN THAT IT HAS NOT, AS YOU POINT OUT, ACTUALLY ACHIEVED MUCH? >> THINK SO THAT ON -- I THINK WHERE THE ADMINISTRATION IS HAVING ITS BIGGEST TROUBLE IS ON ITS DOMESTIC AGENDA. BECAUSE RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE, THE PRESIDENT FATERED ON HEALTHCARE REFORM AND THERE WAS NO BIGGER PROMISE THAT REPUBLICANS AND THIS PRESIDENT, HOWEVER BELATEDLY ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL PROMISED THEN TO
REPEAL AND REPLACE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. THE LAW PASSED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA SEVEN OR EIGHT YEARS AGO. THINK THAT PUT A REAL CHINK IN THE PRESIDENT'S ARMOR IN TERMS OF THE FACT THAT IF HE'S GOOD AT ANYTHING AND HE'S NEW TO GOVERNMENT BUT IF HE'S GOOD AT ANYTHING, HE'S SUPPOSED TO BE A GOOD NEGOTIATOR. WASN'T ABLE AT LEAST NOT YET TO NEGOTIATE A DEAL ON HEALTHCARE. AND THAT HAS PUT TAX REFORM NOOFR QUESTION AND A MAJOR TAX OVERHAUL IS ANOTHER THING THAT
PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE REPUBLICANS PROMISED. AND NOW WE'RE LOOKING AT THE POSSIBILITY OF POSSIBLY JUST TAX CUTS AND NOT TAX REFORM. ALL OF THAT MAKES THE ADMINISTRATION LOOK WEAKER. IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE OVER THE COMING WEEKS WHETHER OR NOT SOME OF THESE NUMBERS CHANGE AND GO UP IN RESPONSE TO HOW THE PRESIDENT IS HANDLING THINGS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND IN ASIA WHERE I THINK AT LEAST FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND A LOT OF AMERICANS THAT VOTE FOR REPUBLICANS HERE THEY'RE PROBABLY REASSURED ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S CHANGE OF COURSE ON MATTERS OF FOREIGN POLICY EVEN THOUGH IT MAY BE A FLIP FLOP, I
THINK A LOT OF VOTERS HERE ARE GOING TO BE REASSURED BY THE PRESIDENT'S ENGAGE MEANT IN THE WORLD RATHER THAN RETREAT AS HE HAD SORT OF INDICATED ON THE CAMPAIGN. >> SPEAKING OF TAXES, THIS TAX DAY IN AMERICA AND OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS WE SAW THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE COME OUT AND PROTEST DEMANDING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP RELEASE HIS TAX RETURNS. THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT IS JUST NOT GOING AWAY, EVEN THOUGH PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS ELECTED DESPITE NOT RELEASING HIS TAX RETURNS, BREAKING WITH TRADITION. THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT'S JUST GOING TO
FADE AWAY INTO THE DISTANCE. HOW MUCH OF THIS IS STILL AN ISSUE? BECAUSE WE'RE NOW HEARING MORE AND MORE REPUBLICANS COMING OUT
OF THE WOODWORK SAYING, YEAH, YOU SHOULD RELEASE YOUR TAX RETURNS? >> WELL, I THINK THAT THERE ARE TWO ISSUES HERE. THERE'S THE POLITICAL AND THE SUBSTANTIVE. I THINK THE TRADITION HERE SINCE RICHARD NIXON RELEASE THEIR TAX RETURNS AND THERE'S A CASE TO MAKE IT'S GOOD FOR DEMOCRACY AND IT'S GOOD FOR VOTERS TO HAVE A FULLER UNDERSTANDING OF A PRESIDENT'S FINANCIAL TIES SO THEY CAN MAKE DECISIONS BASED ON THAT. AND ONCE THE PRESIDENT IS BUSY
LEGISLATING AND SIGNING LAWS AND WORKING WITH CONGRESS WHERE ARE WE KNOW WHERE THE PRESIDENT'S INTERESTS LIES AND EVERYTHING IS LAID BARE. POLITICALLY I DON'T THINK IS AN ISSUE THAT'S GOING TO TRIP UP THE PRESIDENT. THIS IS AN ISSUE IF THE FATTERS ON HIS-- FAULTERS ON HIS BIG PROMISES IF THERE ARE FOREIGN POLICIES CRISES THAT HE DID NOT HANDLE WELL THEN VOTERS WILL BE DISAPIENTD SAY OH, BY THE WAY, YOU NEVER RELEASED YOUR TAX RETURNS. BUT IT'S NOT AN ISSUE THAT'S GOING TO BE AN ISSUE IF HE DOES THOSE OTHER BIG THINGS WELL. >> VERY QUICKLY, TOO, I WANTED
TO GET IN THIS. HE SPOKE TO ERDOGAN, HE DID NOT TALK ABOUT THE CRACKDOWN THAT'S GONE ON THERE, HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE JAILED AND FINED AND ACADEMICS AND JOURNALISTS AND SO ON. THAT FOLLOWING ON FROM HIS PRAISE OF THE EGYPTIAN LEADER, DOES THAT HURT HIM THAT HE'S PRADSING THE STRAWMAN AND HE'S NOT SAYING, HEY, MAKE SURETY ELECTION IS FAIR? >> I THINK THAT AMERICA USUALLY IS IN ITS BEST PLACE IN TERMS OF LEADING IN THE WORLD, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE'RE TRYING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT A CRAZY DICTATOR IN NORTH KOREA AND A REAL BRUTAL DICTATOR IN SYRIA WHEN WE STAND
FOR THE VALUES OF FREEDOM AND DROMS DEMOCRACY. I THINK THAT PUTS THE UNITED STATES IN ITS BEST POSITION EVEN THOUGH WE SOMETIMES HAVE TO WORK WITH UNSAFE VORRY CHARACTERS. I THINK THE PRESIDENT COULD HAVE CALLEDERED WOMAN AND SPOKE TO HIM WITHOUT CONGRATULATING HIM. IF THE PRESIDENT BELIEVES CAN HE BE AN ALLY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ISIS AND DEALING WITH SYRIA AND HE DIDN'T WANT TO ANTAGONIZE HIM, I CAN UNDERSTAND THAT AS A MATTER OF STRATEGY. I DON'T THINK IT WAS NECESSARY TO CAN GRAT LATE HIM FOR WINNING VOTE THAT GIVES HIM MORE POWER. >> LET'S MAKE SURERED THAT YOU PROTECT THE FREEDOM OF YOUR
CITIZENS. SO YOU'RE HEARING CONCERN ON ONE SIDE AND THE OTHER A CONGRATULATIONS. THANKS SO MUCH. >> THANK YOU. >> UP NEXT HERE ON CNN TODAY AN ENDURANCE ATHLETE IS TAKING A SECOND STAB AT SHATTERING A WORLD RECORD. >> HE IS TRYING TO CYCLE CUBA COAST TO COAST. WHY HE DROPPED OUT LAST TIME, WHAT HE'S DOING DIFFERENTLY NOW. YOU'RE WATCHING CNN, WE'LL BE RIGHT BA


>>> WELCOME BACK. IN THE COMING DAY AN AUSTRALIAN WILL TRY TO SET A NEW WORLD RORLD FOR THE FASTEST BIKE RIDE ACROSS ACROSS CUBA. >> Reporter: CYCLING CUBA COAST TO COAST. THIS ENDURANCE CYCLIST FROM AUSTRALIA IS PLANNING TO PEDAL HIS WAY TO A NEW WORLD RECORD RIDING NONSTOP ACROSS CUBA. THAT'S MORE THAN 1400 KILOMETERS, NEARLY 900 MILES, AND HE HOPES TO FINISH IN ABOUT 57 HOURS WHICH LEAVES LITTLE TIME FOR. >> I STOPS AND LIKELY NO SLEEP. >> NEVER GIVE UP LIKE THE CUBAN PEOPLE NEVER GAVE UP IN THE PAST. >> THE 28-YEAR-OLD ATTEMPTED THIS RECORD RIDE BEFORE IN 2015,
BUT HAD HE TO STOP AFTER CONTRACTING DANGA DEFER. THIS TIME HE SAYS HE'S READY. >> THIS TIME I ALSO GOT MORE MOSQUITO AND TO MAKE IT SAFER FOR ME TO CYCLE HERE. >> EXTREME RIDES LIKE THIS IS HIS SPECIALTY. IN 2014 HE BECAME THE FASTEST CYCLIST TO CROSS THIS HIGHWAY IN THE HIM LEIAS. ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS ROADS IN THE WORLD. ALTITUDE WON'T BE A PROBLEM HERE. HE'S BEEN RIDING THE STREETS OF
HAVANA TO PREPARE FOR THE HEAT AND HUMID DID AT THIS TIME. BUT THE ONE PROBLEM IS THE ROADS.
HE HITS THE ROAD ON WEDNESDAY STARTING NEAR GUANTANAMO, AND HE SAYS HE'S DETERMINED TO FINISH FAST. >> I WON'T GIVE UP TO MAKE THIS PROJECT COAST TO COAST. >> GOOD LUCK TO HIM. >> YEAH, GOOD LUCK INDEED. >> WELL THAT'S OUR TIME, EVERYONE. THANKS FOR WATCHING "WORLD SPORT" IS NEXT I'M AMARA WALKER. >> AND I'M MICHAEL HOLMES. WE'LL HAVE MORE AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR. SEE YOU THEN


>>> HELLO AND WELCOME TO "WORLD SPORT" I'M INDICATE RIELLY. CNN CENTER. THERE'S ONLY ONE PLACE TO START AND THAT'S WITH THE CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUE. A TOURNAMENT AROUND MADRID ARE CALLING THEIR OWN. THIS SEASON THEY'RE TRYING TO WIN IT FOR A THIRD TIME IN FOUR YEARS AND ON TUESDAY WITHIN THE LAST FEW MOMENTS THEY BOOKED THEIR PLACE IN THE SEMI FINALS. IT WASN'T EASY THEY FOUGHT THEIR WAY BACK FROM A FIRST-LEG DEFICIT AND WHEN MADRID SCORED A GOAL, THEY WERE HEADED TO EXTRA TIME. IT JUST SO HAPPENS TO HAVE HIS 100 GAUGE GAME. RENALDO SCORING A HAT TRICK FOR A HUNDRED CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GOAL
ASTHMA DRID WON 4-2 ON THE NIGHT, 6-3 ON AGGREGATE. RAY NOLD DOE IS THE FIRST MAN TON SCORE A CENTURY OF GOALS IN HIS LEAGUE. HE ACTUALLY TRAILS ETERNAL RIFLE LIEN KNOW MESSIVE BARCELONA BY ONE IN THAT CATEGORY AND THE MAN THEY CALL C.R. 7 HAS LED TO A RECORD SEVEN-STRAIGHT CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI FINALS. IN THE LEICESTER CITY THE UNDERDOGS AT HOME TO MA DPRID WHO REACHED THE TWO FINALS SINCE 2014. A 1-0 DEFICIT HERE, MA GEZ BROKE THE DEADLOCK AND DOUBLED THE VISITOR'S AGGREGATE LEAGUE IN THE FIRST HALF.
COME THE SECOND HALF IT WAS JAMIE FARDY WHO LEVELED THINGS FOR THE FOXES. MADRID HAVE NOW REACHED THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI FINALS IN THREE OUT OF THE LAST FOUR SEASONS. COMING UP ON WEDNESDAY, BARCELONA HAVE LAID THE FOUNDATIONS FOR ANOTHER EPIC COMEBACK BUT THEY COULDN'T DO IT AGAIN. LAST MONTH THEY OVERTURNED A 4-0 DEFICIT IN A 3-0 HOLE AGAINST
YEW VENT TUS RIGHT NOW. HE'S TELL THE FANS AT THE NEW CAMP NOT TO LEAVE IN THE NEXT TEN MINUTES SAYING IF WE SCORE THE FIRST GOAL THE STADIUM WILL SCORE THE SECOND AND THE THIRD WILL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF. WHATEVER HAPPENS, THEY WILL NEVER FORGOT THE HER ROWICS BUT THE BRAZILIAN STAR NEYMAR THINKS IT'S MORE THAN POSSIBLE DO IT ALL AGAIN. >> Translator: IT'S VERY DIFFICULT, ALL GAMES ARE DIFFICULT, EVEN MORE SO WHEN THERE'S A BIG SCORE TO OVERCOME. BUT THE OTHER DAY MY FATHER TOLD ME ONE THING WHICH HAS STAYED IN
MY HEAD AND I THINK IT'S TRUE. IN FRONT OF US WE HAVE A DITCH TEAM BUT BARCELONA IS THE SAME AND WE CAN DO IT. WE DID IT ONCE AND WE CAN DO IT A SECOND TIME. WE HAVE TO GIVE OUR ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM. IF EVERYTHING GOES WELL, THERE WILL BE ANOTHER COME BACK. >> WEDNESDAY'S OTHER GAME IS MONACO AGAINST DORTMUND A FIXTURE MARCHED LAST WEEK'S ATTACK. WHILE MOST OF THEM WERE UNSCATHED. THE COACH SAYS THEY WERE NEVER CONSULTED BY B PLAYING THE FIRST LEG JUST 20 HOURS LATER.
MONACO WON THE GAME THREE GOES GOALS TO TWO SO DESPITE EVERYTHING, MONACO HAS A CHANCE OF MAKING IT TO THE SEMIS. NBA PLAYOFFS ON MONDAY, NO SURPRISE RESULTS BUT THE REACTION OF ONE COACH RAISED A FEW EYEBROWS. SO WHAT EXACTLY PROMPTED HIM DO THIS? >> TAKE THAT FOR DATA.


>>> WELCOME BACK. THE STAKES COULDN'T BE MUCH HIGHER IN THE NBA PLAYOFFS AND THE ACTION ON THE COURT IS USUALLY PRETTY EXCITING BECAUSE THE GAMES SORE IB TENSE. WHAT HAPPENS ON THE SIDELINES CAN ALSO BE PRETTY SPECTACULAR. TAKE, FOR EXAMPLE, THE AFTERMATH OF THE SPURS WITHIN AGAINST THE GRIZZLIES WHICH GAVE THEM A 2-0 SERIES LEAD. THE RESULT WASN'T A BIG SURPRISE BUT THE POST GAME CERTAINLY WAS. GRIZZLY'S COACH WAS INCENSED BY THE PERFORMANCE OF THE REFEREES WHO AWARDED THE HOME TEAM 32 FROOE FREE THROWS. SAN ANTONIO, LED BY 19 OF 19 FREE THROW ATTEMPTS WHICH WAS MORE THAN THE ENTIRE GRIZZLY'S TEAM HAD FROM THE LINE.
AND THE SPURS WIN LEFT THE MEMPHIS COACH ABSOLUTELY ROARING. >> HAD HE 15 FREE THROWS FOR THE GAME. THEY SHOT 18 TIMES IN THE PAINT AND HAD 32 FREE THROWS TO QUASH OUT MORE FREE THROWS THAN OUR WHOLE TEAM. EXPLAIN IT TO ME. WE DON'T GET THE RESPECT THAT THESE GUYS DESERVE BECAUSE MY COLLEAGUE DOESN'T GO CRAZY, HE HAS CLASS AND HE JUST PLAYS THE BUT I'M NOT GOING TO LET THEM TREAT US THAT WAY. YOU KNOW, I KNOW HE'S GOT PEDIGREE AND I'M A YOUNG ROOKIE, BUT THEY'RE NOT GOING TO ROOK YOU US. THAT WAS UNPROFESSIONAL.
MY GUYS DUG IN THAT GAME AND EARNED A RIGHT TO BE IN THAT GAME AND THEY DID NOT EVEN GIVE US A CHANCE. >> ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. >> TAKE THAT FOR DATA. >> WHAT A REMARKABLE WAY TO END A PRESS CONFERENCE BUT ALMOST AS REMARK ASHL AS THE GRIZZLY'S MARKETING DEPARTMENT. THEY RELEASED THIS IMABLE WITH THE COACH'S NEW CATCHPHRASE ON IT AN UNPLIZ STEAK ABLE OUTLINE OF HIS GLASSES TOO. NO WORD ON WHEN THEY WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE OR IF THE MONEY WOULD HELP PAY FOR ANY POTENTIAL FINE HE MIGHT RECEIVE. WELL, FAR LESS DRAMA IN MONDAY
NIGHT'S OTHER PLAYOFF GAME IN WHICH THE REIGNING CHAMPS THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS BEAT THE PACERS 117-111. LeBRON JAMES SCORED 25 POINTS, KEVIN LOVE HAD 27 AND KYRIE IRRELEVANT VANG DELIVERED A GAME HIGH 37. LIKE THE SPURS THE CAVES LIED THEIR BEST OF SEVEN SERIES BY 2-0. THE PACERS WILL NOW HAVE HOME ADVANTAGE IN GAME THREE ON THURSDAY. WELL, THE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER HAS YET TO BE ANNOUNCED BUT OBVIOUSLY NOTHING MORE CAN BE DONE TO INFLUENCE THE RUL. THE REGULAR SEASON IS OVER.
BUT IT IS FUN WATCHING THE TWO LEADING CANDIDATES GO HEAD TO HEAD, JAMES HARDEN'S ROCKETS ARE UP AGAINST RUSSELL WESTBROOK'S THUNDER IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE PLAYOFFS. THE ROCKETS BLEW OUT THUNDER BY 31 POINTS TAKE GAME ONE ON SUNDAY. GAME TWO IS ON WEDNESDAY. THIS IS HOW THEY EACH FAIRED DURING THE REGULAR SEASON WHICH INCLUDED WESTBROOK AVERAGING DOUBLE FIGURES IN POINTS, REBOUNDS AND ASSISTS. NO ONE HAD DONE THAT FOR 55 YEARS.
IT JUST SO HAPPENS THAT THEY WERE FRIENDS AND ADDS PLAYING TOGETHER FOR THREE SEASONS WHEN HARDEN WAS AT OKLAHOMA CITY. WELL, YOU MIGHT THINK THAT FOOTBALL IS A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH, BUT IT ISN'T REALLY IT'S JUST A GAME. AND THIS SASON THE SUNDERLAND AND ENGLAND STRIKE IT GERMANE DIFO HAS REALIZED THIS. HE'S BECOME FRIENDS WITH A TERMALLY ILL CHILD. FOR HIM, THAT RELATIONSHIP HAS PUT EVERYTHING INTO PERSPECTIVE. EARLIER WE TAEK E SPOKE TO HIM ABOUT LIFE ON AND OFF THE PITCH. >> I MEAN, OFT YEARS I'VE ALWAYS FROM THE DAY ONE I'VE ALWAYS BEEN FOOTBALL, I DO EVERYTHING RIGHT, YOU KNOW, REGIMENT AND
EVERYTHING'S RIGHT. SO IMPORTANT TO MY LIFE AND STUFF LIKE THAT. WHICH IS HAVING SPREAD THE EXPERIENCE, SO MOVE LIKE IT DOESN'T EVEN MATTER, REALLY, THE FOOTBALL SIDE OF IT. IT MATTERS BUT AT THE SAME TIME THERE'S SO MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE. AND I THINK FOR ME, YEAH, IT'S BEEN A ROLLER COASTER SEASON, UPS AND DOWNS AND THERE'S MOEMZ MOMENTS I'VE BEEN REALLY HAPPY BECAUSE I'VE SCORED GOALS AND STUFF LIKE T BUT FOR ME, THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE YEAR FOR ME IS MY RELATIONSHIP WITH BRADLEY. ME AND THAT YOUNG BOY IS SORT OF
LIKE ME HELPING HIM AND HIM HELPING ME, I THINK THAT'S FOR ME, THAT'S THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY YEAR FOR SURE. >> YOU'RE SOMEONE WHO IS ALREADY HELPING PEOPLE WHO AREN'T AS FORTUNATE AS OURSELVES. YOU HAVE A FOUNDATION IN SAINT LUCIA WHERE YOU'RE GIVING PEOPLE THAT REALLY WOULDN'T HAVE ANY KIND OF OPPORTUNITY SOME KIND OF CHANCE. YOU CAN TELL ME MORE ABOUT THAT? >> YES. BASICALLY I'VE SEEN COMING FROM A ST. LUSHIAN BACKGROUND, THE CHILDREN'S HOME, IT'S A BEAUTIFUL ISLAND AND PEOPLE TALK ABOUT SOLUTION AND TALK ABOUT THE BEACHES AND STUFF LIKE THAT,
AMAZING HOTELS ALMOST LIKE A HONEYMOON DESTINATION, BUT I THINK BENEATH ALL THAT THERE'S SO MANY PROBLEMS ON THE ISLAND THAT PEOPLE DON'T REALLY UNDERSTAND OR KNOW ABOUT BECAUSE THEY'RE ABUSED AND DISADVANTAGED KIDS. AND WE'RE JUST TRYING TO HELP, YOU KNOW, TRYING TO GET THE KIDS OFF THE STREETS, PUTTING THEM IN
THE HOME, GET THEM BACK IN EMPLOYMENT. AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING AS A FAMILY. I THINK THAT'S THE MAIN AIM AND AT SOME POINT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THE FOOTBALL ACADEMY THERE, JUST TRY AND PRODUCE YOUNG FOOTBALL PLAYERS. SO THAT'S SOMETHING THAT'S CLOSE TO OUR HEARTS AS A FAMILY THE 'AND EVEN AFTER MY PLAYING DPAZ I LOOK FORWARD DOING MORE WITH THE FOUNDATION. >> IT IS NOTABLE HOW WELL YOU'RE PLAYING THIS SEASON AND HOW YOU'VE BEEN ABLE TO EXTEND YOUR CAREER WELL INTO YOUR 30s.
IS 2018 WORLD CUP, HOW REALISTIC IS THAT FOUR DO YOU THINK? >> ALWAYS REALISTIC. I MEAN, I'VE ALWAYS SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT? YOU KNOW, I THINK SOMETIMES, YOU KNOW, BEING REALISTIC IS SORT OF LIKE, IT'S BORING, YOU KNOW. YOU'VE GOT TO LIKE SET THE BAR REALLY HIGH AND JUST TRY AND JUST TRY YOUR BEST JUST TO GET THERE. I MEAN, YOU KNOW, I'LL BE 35 IN OCTOBER BUT I'VE ALWAYS LOOKED
AFTER MYSELF AND DEDICATED MYSELF AND DONE EVERYTHING RIGHT.
IF I'M BEING TOTALLY HONEST I DON'T FEEL LIKE I'M 35. PUT IT THIS WAY, IF I FEEL LIKE THIS TOWARDS THE BACK END OF NEXT SEASON, THEN I'LL BE 100% I'LL BE LOOKING TOWARDS AND READY GOD TO THE WORLD CUP. >> YEAH, VERY MOVING INDEED. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WATCHING FROM THE TEAM AND ME I'M KATE RILEY, STAY WITH CNN


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