The National for July 15, 2018 — Trump & Putin, World Cup Final, Alphonso Davies
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The National for July 15, 2018 — Trump & Putin, World Cup Final, Alphonso Davies

November 5, 2019


(*)>>Rosemary: ON THIS SUNDAY NIGHT, ALL EYES ARE ON AS HELSINKI AS PRESSURE AND CONCERN MOUNT ABOUT JUST WHAT COULD HAPPEN BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. DONALD TRUMP AND VLADIMIR PUTIN WILL MEET ONE-ON-ONE, DESPITE ALLEGATIONS OF RUSSIAN MEDDLING IN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY. WITH THE U.S. PRESIDENT STILL COMING TO THE TABLE HAS PUTIN ALREADY COME OUT AHEAD?>>>ALSO TONIGHT, LEADING FRANCE TO WORLD CUP GLORY. HOW A 19-YEAR-OLD PHENOM AND A RETIRED PLAYER NOW ON THE SIDELINES MADE HISTORY. AND THE CANADIAN TEEN WHO COULD BE THIS COUNTRY’S NEXT SOCCER STAR. THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” (*) (*)>>>WE’RE JUST HOURS AWAY NOW FROM THE FIRST OFFICIAL MEETING BETWEEN TWO WORLD LEADERS WHO ARE ALREADY SO STRONGLY LINKED IN THE MINDS OF MANY. DONALD TRUMP IS SET TO SIT DOWN WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN. TONIGHT SUSAN ORMISTON IS IN HEL SEECHGY AHEAD OF THAT SUMMIT TO SIZE UP WHAT COULD HAPPEN.>>Reporter: A SPECTACULAR SUMMER NIGHT BY THE BALTIC SEA. YOU’D HARDLY KNOW THAT THERE’S INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE AND TREMENDOUS STAKES. THE FINNS ARE PRETTY CHILL ABOUT HOSTING TWO OF THE WORLD’S MOST CONTROVERSIAL STRONG MEN. THEY’VE EVEN COME UP WITH A NEW CRAFT BEER TO LOWER TEMPERATURES AND TO DELIVER ADVICE, LET’S SETTLE THIS LIKE ADULTS. THIS IS THE MAN BEHIND THE SOLDOUT SUMMIT BEVERAGE.>>WELL, I THINK THAT IT’S IMPORTANT THAT, LIKE, WHETHER IT’S PRESIDENTS, JUST PEOPLE WOULD TALK MORE SO I’M REALLY HAPPY THEY DECIDED TO COME HERE.>>Reporter: NATO LEAVING CHAOS, TRUMP PRESSED TO KEEP THIS MEETING. EVEN AFTER 12 RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS WERE INDICTED IN THE U.S. TWO DAYS AGO. HE’S DECLARED HE’D LIKE TO HAVE A CLOSER RELATIONSHIP WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN. [Applause] BUT PROTESTS HAVE FOLLOWED HIM. POLLS SHOW THAT BOTH TRUMP AND PUTIN ARE DEEPLY UNPOPULAR HERE IN FINLAND. POLICE HAVE SHUTDOWN PARTS OF HELSINKI’S CENTRE AND AROUND THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE WHERE THE TALKS WILL START, BUT THE FINNS ARE VETERAN HOSTS FOR THESE TWO TRADITIONAL ADVERSARIES.>>PRESIDENT FORD EXCHANGED WARM SMILES AND HANDSHAKES…>>Reporter: COLD WAR POLITICS BROUGHT FORD TO THIS CALM CAPITAL TO HAMMER OUT THE HELSINKI ACCORDS. MIKHAIL GORBACHEV AND GEORGE BUSH MET TO TRY TO FIND SOME COMMON GROUND.>>YOU HAVE TO HAVE DIALOGUE, YOU HAVE TO TALK TO PEOPLE, EVEN IF YOU STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH WHAT THEY DO, THEIR VIEWS, THEIR POSITIONS, YOU ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO TALK WITH THEM.>>Reporter: WILL THERE BE ANYTHING SUBSTANTIVE THAT COMES OUT OF THIS?>>NO, UNFORTUNATELY, I DON’T THINK SO. THAT, OF COURSE, DOESN’T MEAN THAT EITHER TRUMP OR PUTIN CAN’T MAKE IT SEEM THAT SOMETHING SUBSTANTIVE CAME OUT OF IT.>>Reporter: BUT THE REAL FEAR IS THAT TRUMP WILL NOT PRESS THE RUSSIAN PRESIDENT ON HIS AGGRESSION IN CRIMEA, IN SYRIA, OR MEDDLING IN THE U.S. ELECTIONS. PUTIN, BASKING IN THE WORLD CUP FINAL, SEEMS TO HAVE GOT WHAT HE’S BEEN PRESSING FOR, A PLACE AT THE TABLE WITH TRUMP.>>VLADIMIR PUTIN IS AN INTELLIGENT AND EXPERIENCED OPERATOR AND HE’LL PLAY ON TRUMP’S FANTASY AND HIS WEAKNESSES, FLATTER HIM, TO SEE WHERE THAT GETS HIM IN TERMS OF A P.R. VICTORY. BUT MAYBE IN TERMS OF REAL WORLD TANGIBLE ACHIEVEMENTS AS WELL.>>Reporter: TRICKY, BUT THE FINNS HAVE A SUGGESTION.>>MY ADVICE IS THAT IF THINGS GET TRICKY, A COUPLE BEERS AND IT WILL SOLVE EVERYTHING.>>Reporter: A SAUNA SUMMIT? IT IS THAT UNPREDICTABLE.>>Rosemary: OKAY, SUSAN, WHAT SHOULD WE WATCH FOR TOMORROW THEN?>>Reporter: WELL, BODY LANGUAGE. I MEAN, THEY’RE BOTH DISRUPTERS, THESE LEADERS, BUT PUTIN IS THE MAN BEHIND THE MASK AND DONALD TRUMP IS ALL OUT THERE. NOW ANY OBVIOUS WARMTH BETWEEN THE TWO COULD HELP PUTIN AT HOME BUT IT MIGHT HURT TRUMP, GIVEN THAT HIS PARTY AND THE COUNTRY IS SO DIVIDED OVER RUSSIA. THAT SAID, THIS IS A CLASSIC CASE OF DO YOU TALK TO YOUR ENEMIES OR ISOLATE THEM. AND TRUMP HAS MADE THE CALCULATED RISK TO ENGAGE.>>Rosemary: ALL RIGHT, SUSAN ORMISTON IN HELSINKI TONIGHT. THANK YOU FOR THAT.>>>BACK IN WASHINGTON, TRUMP’S DETERMINATION TO GO THROUGH WITH THIS MEETING IS THE TALK OF THE TOWN. EVEN SOME REPUBLICANS ARE EXPRESSING CONCERN ABOUT WHAT COULD RESULT. PAUL HUNTER HAS THAT PART OF THE STORY.>>Reporter: IF YOU’RE WONDERING WHAT IN THE WORLD WILL COME OF THIS YOU’RE NOT ALONE. BEFORE HE FLEW TO HELSINKI, EVEN DONALD TRUMP DOWNPLAYED HOW THE SUMMIT MIGHT PLAY OUT.>>President Donald Trump: NOTHING BAD IS GOING TO COME OUT OF IT AND MAYBE SOME GOOD WILL COME OUT. BUT I GO IN WITH LOW EXPECTATIONS. I’M NOT GOING IN WITH HIGH EXPECTATIONS.>>HOW THIS CONVERSATION IS GOING TO GO I THINK WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE TWO PARTIES. WE HAVE ASKED AND THE RUSSIANS AGREED THAT IT WILL BE BASICALLY UNSTRUCTURED AND WE’RE NOT LOOKING FOR CONCRETE DELIVERABLES HERE.>>Reporter: BUT FRONT OF MIND FOR SO MANY BACK HOME IS THE COUNTRY AND LEADER TRUMP IS SET TO SIT DOWN WITH, VLADIMIR PUTIN’S RUSSIA. THE COUNTRY THAT MEDDLED IN THE 2016 U.S. ELECTION AND THE LEADER TRUMP HAS PRAISED WHILE SLAMMING OTHERS FRIEND BELY TO — FRIENDLY TO THE U.S IT’S BECOME ALL BUT A PASTTIME IN AMERICA TO WONDER WHAT PUTIN HAS OVER TRUMP. AND NOW HERE THEY GO. ON ALL OF THOSE RUSSIANS INDICTED FOR U.S. ELECTION MEDDLING, THIS ADVICE TO TRUMP FROM A REPUBLICAN LAWMAKER…>>YOUR FIRST REQUEST OF VLADIMIR PUTIN NEEDS TO BE TELL US WHICH AIRPORT WE CAN PICK UP THE 25 RUSSIANS THAT TRIED TO INTERFERE WITH THE FUNDAMENTALS OF OUR DEMOCRACY.>>Reporter: THEY ARE BRACING FOR TRUMP TO GET PLAYED ON ISSUES SUCH AS RUSSIAN INFLUENCE IN SYRIA AND UKRAINE, AND SOME WORRY ABOUT THAT ONE-ON-ONE MEETING THAT OPENS THE SUMMIT TOMORROW.>>YOU’VE GOT A TRAINED KGB AGENT WHO DOES HIS HOMEWORK. MY FEAR IS THAT PUTIN COULD COME IN WITH MAPS OF UKRAINE OR SYRIA AND TRY TO CUT SOME DEAL AND, FRANKLY, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS PRESIDENT.>>Reporter: NOT TO MENTION THAT OTHER RECENT SUMMIT WITH TRUMP.>>I THINK THAT IF KIM JONG-un CAN EAT THE PRESIDENTIAL LUNCH, WHICH I THINK THAT HE CLEARLY DID, IT WILL BE A VERY EASY MATTER FOR VLADIMIR PUTIN.>>Reporter: WHATEVER HAPPENS, TRUMP IS ALREADY SAYING HE’LL GET NEGATIVE REVIEWS FROM THE PRESS. AND TODAY HE ALSO TWEETED A COMPLIMENT, PUTTING ON WHAT HE CALLED ONE OF THE BEST WORLD CUPS EVER. CONGRATULATIONS, HE WROTE. PAUL HUNTER, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Rosemary: JOINING US WITH INSIGHTS ON THIS MUCH TALKED ABOUT SUMMIT IS THE “WASHINGTON POST” FOREIGN POLICY REPORTER CHRISTIAN CARYL. GOOD TO SEE YOU. SO WE KNOW THAT PRESIDENTS HAVE MET WITH RUSSIAN FOREIGN LEADERS BEFORE AND THEY’VE EVEN DONE IT IN FINLAND. SO WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT TOMORROW’S SUMMIT? HOW IS IT VERY DIFFERENT THAN THINGS WE HAVE SEEN IN THE PAST?>>WELL, I THINK THAT THE THING THAT’S MOST DIFFERENT ABOUT IT IS THAT WE HAVE NEVER REALLY SEEN AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT WHO IS SO EAGER TO BEFRIEND THE LEADER AND THE KREMLIN. IT’S BECOME, YOU KNOW, A FREQUENTLY OBSERVED POINT BUT IT CAN’T BE OVEREMPHASIZED. VLADIMIR PUTIN IS ONE OF THE FEW PEOPLE IN THE WORLD THAT DONALD TRUMP ONLY SAYS GOOD THINGS ABOUT. AND HE RECENTLY SAID, MADE THIS AMAZING OBSERVATION, WELL, YOU KNOW, PUTIN IS KGB, BUT HE’S FINE, HE’S FINE. SO I THINK THAT A LOT OF US ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT THIS SUMMIT WITH INTENSE CURIOSITY TO FIGURE OUT EXACTLY WHAT’S GOING ON THERE.>>Rosemary: YOU HAVE SPENT A LOT OF YOUR CAREER IN RUSSIA AND I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE MET PRESIDENT PUTIN AS WELL. HOW IS THIS MEETING LIKELY TO PLAY OUT FOR HIM? HOW IS IT ALREADY PLAYING OUT FOR HIM AT HOME?>>WELL, THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION. IN FACT, THE RUSSIAN MEDIA ARE ALREADY DECLARING VICTORY. THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF COMMENTARIES IN THE RUSSIAN PRESS DESCRIBING HOW GREAT THIS IS. TRUMP, YOU KNOW, HAS BASICALLY COME TO PUTIN. AND AS YOU KNOW THAT RUSSIA HAS BEEN IN A STATE OF CONSIDERABLE ISOLATION DUE TO THE BAD THINGS THAT RUSSIA HAS BEEN DOING OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS. AND TRUMP HAS BASICALLY AGREED TO MEET WITH PUTIN WITH NO CONDITIONS WHATSOEVER UPFRONT. SO HE’S BASICALLY HANDING PUTIN A GIGANTIC GIFT, RESTORING RUSSIA’S STATUS AS A GREAT POWER, A POWER THAT NEEDS TO BE SPOKEN TO AS AN EQUAL BY THE UNITED STATES. IT’S NOT REALLY CLEAR WHAT TRUMP IS GOING TO GET IN RETURN.>>Rosemary: I MEAN THERE IS SOMETHING TO BE SAID FOR SPEAKING TO PEOPLE WHO MAY EVEN BE YOUR ENEMY. YOU KNOW, REACHING OUT AND TRYING TO ESTABLISH SOME DIALOGUE. SO GIVEN THAT, IS THAT WHY TRUMP IS GOING AHEAD WITH THIS MEETING? OR WHAT COULD HE POSSIBLY GET FROM IT.>>WELL, LOOK, RELATIONS BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE UNITED STATES IS TERRIBLE AND THAT’S NOT GOOD FOR THE WORLD. OF COURSE WE SHOULD BE TALKING TO RUSSIA. WE HAVE A LOT OF THINGS TO TALK TO THEM ABOUT. AND THE MOST BENIGN READING OF THIS IS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS TO REPAIR THOSE RELATIONS BECAUSE HE THINKS THAT A GOOD RUSSIAN-AMERICAN RELATIONSHIP IS GOOD FOR THE WORLD. THE SOMEWHAT LESS BENIGN READING THAT I’M SURE WE’RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT IN MORE DETAIL LATER, IS THAT TRUMP IS INFATUATED WITH DICTATORS, HE REGARDS PUTIN AS A FANTASTIC STRONG AUTHORITARIAN LEADER, THE KIND THAT HE’D LIKE TO BE HIMSELF. AND THEN POTENTIALLY THERE’S THE ISSUE WHICH, OF COURSE, WE ALL KNOW ABOUT, AND IT’S BEEN DISCUSSED IN GREAT DETAIL, THAT THE RUSSIANS MAY HAVE A PARTICULAR KIND OF INFLUENCE OVER DONALD TRUMP. AND THAT’S SOMETHING THAT WE’RE ALL STILL TRYING TO FIND OUT.>>Rosemary: OKAY, CHRISTIAN CARYL, I HAVE TO LEAVE IT THERE. THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE YOUR TIME.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>Rosemary: NOW TO THAT OTHER BIG STORY INVOLVING RUSSIA, THE WORLD CUP. WHILE THE SCENE IN THE HOST COUNTRY TODAY WAS FAIRLY CALM, THIS IS WHAT VICTORY LOOKED LIKE TONIGHT ON THE STREETS OF PARIS. CELEBRATIONS FROM FRANCE’S WIN OVER CROATIA HAD A VIOLENT TURN. RIOTING AND REPORTS OF LOOTING HAD POLICE CLASHING WITH FANS AND LAUNCHING TEAR GAS IN THE STREETS. A STARKLY DIFFERENT SCENE FROM EARLIER IN THE DAY. [Cheers and Applause] ROARS UNDER THE EIFFEL TOWER, CHEERS FROM EVERY PARISIAN BAR… AND A MASSIVE CELEBRATION. FRANCE WON THE CUP, BEATING CROATIA 4-2. IT’S BEEN 20 YEARS SINCE FRANCE FIRST TOOK HOME THE TITLE AND WHILE THE AWARD CEREMONY GOT A LITTLE WET, NEITHER OF THE CHAMPIONS NOR THE SOAKED FRENCH PRESIDENT SEEMED TO CARE. (*) (singing). UNDERSTANDABLY THE SONGS GOT A LITTLE SAD IN ZAGREB. THE CROATIAN UNDERDOGS TOPPLED GIANTS TO GET TO THE FINAL ONLY TO COME AWAY SHORT. THE ONE MINOR DISTRACTION WAS A BRIEF INVASION. SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE INFAMOUS RUSSIAN PROTEST BAND PUSSY RIOT RAN ON THE PITCH DRESSED LIKE POLICE OFFICERS. THEY WERE QUICKLY HAULED OFF BY THE REAL AUTHORITIES. THE ONLY THING THEY SEEM TO HAVE GOTTEN FROM THE PROTEST WAS A HIGH-FIVE FROM THE FRENCH STAR MBAPPE. WHO, BY THE WAY, IS THE SECOND TEENAGER EVER, YEAH, HE’S 19, TO SCORE IN A WORLD CUP AFTER PELE BACK IN 1958. THE GAME DREW A LOT OF ATTENTION ACROSS CANADA AND WHILE IT WAS BITTERSWEET FOR THE CROATIAN FANS HERE, AS NATALIE KALATA SHOWS US, FOR FRANCE’S FAITHFUL IT WAS NOTHING BUT SWEET. [Cheers and Applause]>>Reporter: IN QUÉBEC’S LARGEST CITY THIS AFTERNOON JUBILATION FROM MORE THAN 10,000 FANS.>>I HAVE BEEN HERE 20 YEARS AGO AND I’M FROM FRANCE BUT I HAVE BEEN HERE 20 YEARS. AND TODAY IS JUST CRAZY, AMAZING.>>Reporter: FRANCE’S VICTORY OVER CROATIA AT THE WORLD CUP WAS PREDICTED AND ACROSS THIS COUNTRY CELEBRATIONS ERUPTED. [Cheers and Applause] IN VANCOUVER, THE PRIDE WAS WRITTEN ALL OVER THE FACES OF THESE FANS.>>FRANCE WON! WOO!>>Reporter: IN TORONTO, FRENCH SUPPORTERS TOOK OVER PART OF DOWNTOWN. BUT THERE IS ANOTHER PART OF THIS STORY TOO, THE RESILIENCE OF TEAM CROATIA AND WHAT IT COULD INSPIRE HERE AT HOME. TODAY’S MATCH WAS THE COUNTRY’S FIRST EVER APPEARANCE IN THE SOCCER FINAL. AND EVEN WHEN DOWN 4-1, A REFUSAL TO SURRENDER. THE TEAM PUSHED FOR ONE MORE GOAL. CHARMING MANY WATCHING HERE.>>CONSIDERING THE HISTORY OF THE GAME THE WAY THAT THEY’VE PLAYED, 20 YEARS, WE HAVEN’T SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS AS A FINISH. SO SECOND PLACE? WE’LL TAKE IT.>>Reporter: FOR PAUL AND ROBERT, TODAY’S MATCH BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES.>>I HAVE A VERY EMOTIONAL STRONG TIE TO CROATIA.>>THAT’S WHY I’M CHEERING FOR THEM TODAY.>>Reporter: BOTH WERE PLAYERS FOR METRO CROATIA, CANADA’S LITTLE KNOWN SOCCER CHAMPIONS. THE TORONTO TEAM WON THE NORTH AMERICAN SOCCER LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE 1970s.>>DRIVES AND ALL ALONE… SCORES!>>I WOULD SAY THAT CROATIA WOULD KIND OF FEEL THE WAY I FELT BECAUSE WE MAY THINK THAT THEY’RE UNDERDOGS, FRANCE HAS PLAYED VERY WELL, BUT SO HAS CROATIA.>>Reporter: IN THE END WHILE IT WASN’T ENOUGH TO SECURE A VICTORY FOR CROATIA TODAY, BOTH AGREE THAT THERE’S A POTENTIAL WIN HERE FOR CANADA.>>TEAMS LIKE CROATIA, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY, THEY ARE DOING THINGS RIGHT AND THEY’RE DEVELOPING THE PLAYERS TO GET TO THIS POINT AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN SEE THAT HERE IN CANADA.>>Reporter: NOW WOULDN’T THAT BE SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE? CANADA CO-HOSTS THE WORLD CUP IN 2026. NATALIE KALATA, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Rosemary: AND TODAY’S WIN IS A BIG DEAL FOR THE FRENCH COACH IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE. DIDIER DESCHAMPS HAS NOW LANDED HIMSELF IN THE HISTORY BOOKS. THIS IS DESCHAMPS BACK IN 1998, YOU MIGHT REMEMBER HIM — HIS HAIR WASN’T QUITE SO WHITE. HE HELPED TO LEAD FRANCE TO A FIRST WORLD CUP WIN AS THE TEAM’S CAPTAIN. AND THAT NOW PUTS HIM IN AN ELITE CLUB. HE’S ONLY THE THIRD PERSON TO WIN THE WORLD CUP AS BOTH A PLAYER AND A COACH.>>>MEANWHILE THERE’S SOME SAD NEWS FROM THE SPORTS WORLD TODAY, THE FORMER NHL GOALIE RAY EMERY HAS DROWNED NEAR HIS HOMETOWN OF HAMILTON. RENÉE FILIPPONE IS FOLLOWING THIS DEVELOPING STORY FOR US ON SUNDAYS ON “THE NATIONAL.” RENEE, WHAT DO WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED HERE?>>Reporter: ABOUT 6:00 a.m. THIS MORNING, RAY EMERY WAS ON A BOAT WITH FRIENDS IN LAKE ONTARIO. POLICE SAY THAT HE DOVE OFF FOR A SWIM BUT NEVER SURFACED. HIS FRIENDS CALLED 911 AND ALONG WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE AMBULANCE SERVICES, A DIVE TEAM WAS BROUGHT IN. HIS BODY WAS FOUND JUST BEFORE 3:00 p.m., 20 METRES FROM WHERE HE JUMPED INTO THE WATER.>>THE CORONER WILL BE THE LEAD ON THE INVESTIGATION, WE’LL BE ASSISTING. BUT AT THIS POINT I CAN SAY THAT WE DO NOT BELIEVE THERE TO BE SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY OR FOUL PLAY AND WE BELIEVE THIS TO BE A CASE OF MISADVENTURE.>>Rosemary: RAY EMERY HAD A LONG NHL CAREER WITH A NUMBER OF TEAMS SPANNING MORE THAN A DECADE.>>Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT. HE WAS DRAFTED BY THE OTTAWA SENATORS IN 2001 AND SPENT SEVEN SEASONS WITH THAT TEAM. HE BATTLED THROUGH A NUMBER OF SERIOUS INJURIES THAT LED TO UPs AND DOWNs IN HIS CAREER AND ENDING UP IN NET FOR THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS AND WON A STANLEY CUP WITH THEM IN 2013. HE RETIRED IN 2016. THE OTTAWA SENATORS’ OWNER EUGENE MELYNK ISSUED A STATEMENT TODAY AND IT READS IN PART “RAY WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN OUR RUN TO THE 2007 STANLEY CUP FINAL. AT HIS BEST HE BROUGHT A COMPETITIVE EDGE AND COMBATIVE MENTALITY TO THE GAME.” HE WAS AGGRESSIVE ON THE ICE AND KNOWN AS A GOALTENDER THAT WASN’T AFRAID OF A FIGHT. AND IT’S THAT ANGER THAT ALSO GOT HIM IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW A NUMBER OF TIMES, INCLUDING AN EPISODE OF ROAD RAGE, AND LAST YEAR HE WAS ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING HIS FORMER FIANCÉE, ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTING HIS FORMER FIANCÉE. AND, ROSIE, WHILE HE COULD BE A POLARIZING FIGURE KNOWN TO SOME AS “RAZOR,” TONIGHT THE FANS AND TEAMMATES ARE REMEMBERING HIM AS A FIERCE COMPETITOR WITH A MAGNETIC PERSONALITY.>>Rosemary: OKAY, THANK YOU FOR THAT, RENEE. APPRECIATE IT. RENÉE FILIPPONE IN VANCOUVER FOR US TONIGHT.>>Reporter: YOU’RE WELCOME.>>Rosemary: PEOPLE IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN CANADA ARE BRACING FOR MORE EXTREME TEMPERATURES AFTER ANOTHER SWELTERING DAY WITH HIGHS IN THE LOW 30s. BUT FEELING CLOSER TO 40° WITH THE HUMIDITY. TAKE IT FROM ME. A HEAT ALERT REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR MANY PLACES, INCLUDING TORONTO. ENVIRONMENT CANADA SAYS THAT THINGS SHOULD COOL DOWN TO THE MID 20s BY TUESDAY.>>>CHICAGO POLICE RELEASED THIS BODY CAM VIDEO OF A SHOOTING THAT SPARKED ANGER IN THE CITY LAST NIGHT. YOU CAN SEE HERE POLICE APPROACHING THE 37-YEAR-OLD MAN. HE BREAKS FREE AND THE VIDEO FREEZES ON A SHOT. SHOWING WHAT APPEARS TO BE A HOLSTER WITH A WEAPON. HE BREAKS AWAY AGAIN AND THE VIDEO STOPS BEFORE HE IS SHOT. THERE’S NO SOUND ON THE VIDEO AND THE CITY’S POLICE CHIEF SAYS THAT HE WANTED TO RELEASE THE VIDEO QUICKLY TO CLEAR UP WHAT HE CALLS “MISINFORMATION” ABOUT WHAT TOOK PLACE.>>>THE BOYS WHO WERE TRAPPED IN THE CAVE IN THAILAND HELD A MEMORIAL TODAY FOR SAMAN GUNAN. HE’S THE THAI NAVY SEAL WHO DIED ON JULY 6th WHILE TRYING TO DELIVER OXYGEN TANKS TO THEM DEEP UNDERGROUND. THE BOYS WIPED AWAY TEARS AS THEY WROTE MESSAGES OF THANKS ON HIS PORTRAIT. DOCTORS SAY THAT ALL 12 BOYS COULD BE RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL BY THURSDAY.>>>MORE AFGHAN CIVILIANS DIED IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR THAN ANY TIME SINCE 2009. THAT’S WHEN THE UNITED NATIONS BEGAN KEEPING RECORDS OF CIVILIAN DEATHS. 1,692 FATALITIES WERE REPORTED. THE U.N. SAYS THAT THE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH WERE SUICIDE BOMBINGS AND OTHER MILITANT ATTACKS.>>>AHEAD TONIGHT ON “THE NATIONAL”… THE ORANGE CONES, THE DETOURS, THE GRIDLOCK. WHY CONSTRUCTION SEASON IS MORE THAN JUST A HEADACHE FOR DRIVERS IN ONE OF CANADA’S BIGGEST CITIES.>>>AND A LITTLE LATER, THEY’RE CONFRONTED IN RESTAURANTS AND BERATED IN STORES. WE’LL LOOK AT HOW REPUBLICANS ARE BEING PUBLICLY SHAMED IN TRUMP’S AMERICA.>>>PLUS, HE’S ONE OF CANADA’S GREATEST SOCCER PLAYERS RIGHT NOW AND HE’S ONLY 17 YEARS OLD. ALPHONSO DAVIES SITS DOWN WITH IAN FOR TONIGHT’S INTERVIEW.>>Ian: THE ASSISTANT COACH IS IN HERE AND I SAID WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT ALPHONSO AND HE SMILED AND YOU KNOW WHAT THE FIRST THING HE SAID WAS? HE’S (*) (*)>>Rosemary: MONTREAL IS LEGENDARY FOR A LOT OF THINGS BUT ALSO GRIDLOCK AND THIS YEAR SEEMS WORSE THAN EVER. SO WHY IS IT A PERENNIAL PROBLEM AND WILL IT EVER END? WE ASKED CBC’S JAELA BERNSTIEN TO FIND OUT.>>Reporter: AS THE SAYING GOES, THERE ARE TWO SEASONS IN MONTREAL — WINTER AND CONSTRUCTION. THE CITY’S ORANGE CONES ARE SO ICONIC THAT THEY’VE INSPIRED A SONG. * THE CONE THE CONE THE CONE >>Reporter: BUT NO ONE IS LAUGHING NOW. THIS MINEFIELD OF DETOURS AND TRAFFIC SNARLS IS UNAVOIDABLE THESE DAYS. THIS STOP-AND-GO TRAFFIC IS EVERY DRIVER’S WORST NIGHTMARE. AND SOME SAY THAT THIS COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED IF ONLY THE CITY HAD PLANNED BETTER.>>MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT WERE NOT DONE SUFFICIENTLY IN THE LATE 20th CENTURY SO WE HAVE TO CATCH UP NOW. THAT’S REALLY WHAT’S HAPPENING.>>Reporter: IN THE 19th AND THE EARLY 20th CENTURY THE CITY GREW A LOT. AND THEN AGAIN IN THE 1950s, 1960s AND 1970s. ALL OF THAT INFRASTRUCTURE STARTED TO AGE, URBAN PLANNERS SAY THAT THEIR WARNINGS WERE NOT HEEDED.>>IT’S NOT SEXY TO SPEND MONEY ON REPAIRS, RIGHT? IT DOESN’T — WHEN A POLITICIAN SAYS, LOOK, I’M CUTTING A RIBBON ON SOMETHING NEW THAT CARRIES A LOT MORE WEIGHT FOR THE ELECTORAL THAN SAYING, LOOK, I HAVE SPENT SO MUCH MONEY ON ANNOYING YOU WITH REPAIRS.>>Reporter: MANY NORTH AMERICAN CITIES ARE FACING THE SAME PROBLEM.>>ESTIMATES ARE SAYING THAT IT’S GOING TO COST CANADA ABOUT $2 BILLION ANNUALLY, IN ORDER TO BUILD THE NEW INFRASTRUCTURE BECAUSE WE ARE URBANIZING OUR COUNTRY.>>Reporter: IN MONTREAL, ONE INCIDENT IN PARTICULAR MIGHT HAVE JUMPSTARTED A CHANGE IN TONE. THE DEADLY COLLAPSE OF THE OVERPASS. SINCE THEN THE INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING HAS BECOME A PRIORITY. FORMER MAYOR DENIS CODERRE HELPED TO LEAD THAT CHOICE.>>YOU DON’T HAVE A CHOICE BECAUSE YOU WILL HAVE SOME UNDERGROUND INFRASTRUCTURE THAT WILL COLLAPSE.>>Reporter: SOME AREAS LIKE THE TURCOT INTERCHANGE AND CANADA’S BUSIEST BRIDGE ARE NOW BEING REPLACED.>>WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE IS FIRST OF ALL SAFE FOR ALL OF THE USERS AND AT THE SAME TIME THAT IT’S BETTER MANAGED.>>Reporter: FOR NOW ALL MONTREALERS HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO GRIN AND BEAR IT AND HOPE THAT THE NEXT 50 YEARS MAKE IT ALL WORTHWHILE. JAELA BERNSTIEN, CBC NEWS, MONTREAL.>>Rosemary: LOTS MORE AHEAD TONIGHT ON “THE NATIONAL”… SHE WAS FOUND ALIVE A WEEK AFTER SHE DROVE HER S.U.V. OFF A CLIFF. WE’LL HEAR FROM THE TWO HIKERS WHO FOUND HER IN OUR “MOMENT OF THE DAY.”>>>FIRST THOUGH, IAN WILL BE HERE AFTER THE BREAK WITH THE CONVERSATION WITH A CANADIAN TEEN WHO WAS POISED TO BECOME A SOCCER SUPERSTAR.>>HEY, LOOK AT THIS. AS A PERSON I AM A FUN GUY, I LIKE SMILING A LOT. I DON’T REALLY LIKE TO TAKE THINGS TOO SERIOUSLY BECAUSE LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO BE FROWNING ALL THE TIME AND ANGRY. I AM PLAYING A GAME THAT I LOVE>>THE PEOPLE OF NORTH AMERICA HAVE ALWAYS WELCOMED ME. IF GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY I KNOW THEY’LL WELCOME YOU. THANK YOU. [Applause]>>Ian: YOU MAY REMEMBER SEEING THIS VIDEO THE DAY THAT CANADA, THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO WERE AWARDED THE 2026 WORLD CUP. 17-YEAR-OLD ALPHONSO DAVIES, THE FACE OF THE FUTURE OF NORTH AMERICAN SOCCER. HIS DAZZLING SKILLS HAVE MADE HIM A STAR ON VANCOUVER’S MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER TEAM, THE WHITECAPS.>>HE’S GOT TREMENDOUS ABILITY WITH THE BALL. HE’S ONE OF THESE PLAYERS THAT RUNS AS QUICK WITH THE BALL AS WITHOUT THE BALL.>>Ian: HE’S COME SO FAR, SO FAST AND SOON HE’S EXPECTED TO SIGN WITH ONE OF EUROPE’S ELITE TEAMS. WHEN YOU ASK HIS TEAMMATES ABOUT HIM, IT’S NOT JUST HIS ATHLETIC ABILITY THEY MARVEL AT.>>ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS, YES, HE’S SPECTACULAR TO WATCH ON THE FILED. BUT ROOMING WITH HIM AND SPENDING A LOT OF TIME WITH HIM OFF THE FIELD I CAN TELL THAT YOU THAT HE’S A MUCH BETTER PERSON AND A FANTASTIC PLAYER.>>Ian: SO CANADIAN SOCCER FANS HAVE HIGH HOPES TO WIN THE WORLD CUP AND SO DOES ALPHONSO DAVIES. WHILE A LOT CAN HAPPEN IN EIGHT YEARS, DAVIES IS EXPECTED TO BE THE STAR OF A CANADIAN NATIONAL TEAM WHICH HASN’T QUALIFIED FOR A WORLD CUP IN 32 YEARS. I SAT DOWN WITH HIM IN VANCOUVER A FEW DAYS AGO TO TALK ABOUT WHAT’S AHEAD AND HOW FAR HE’S COME SINCE BEING BORN IN A REFUGEE CAMP IN AFRICA.>>ONE, TWO… GO FOR IT.>>Ian: HE SEEMS SO ORDINARY. JUST A YOUNG MAN HELPING OUT AT A SOCCER CAMP. BUT ALPHONSO DAVIES IS CANADA’S NEXT GREAT SOCCER STAR.>>HEY!>>Ian: AND ALREADY HIS STORY IS REMARKABLE. WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOU, FIRST OF ALL, AS A SOCCER PLAYER? WHAT MAKES YOU SPECIAL?>>I DON’T GIVE UP AND I PLAY IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE TEAM. ALPHONSO DAVIES, THERE HE GOES, SCORES! [Cheers and Applause]>>OVERALL I’M JUST TRYING TO DEVELOP MY SKILLS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.>>Ian: AND AS A PERSON, WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE KNOW?>>AS A PERSON I’M A FUN GUY. I LIKE SMILING A LOT. I DON’T REALLY TAKE THINGS TOO SERIOUSLY BECAUSE LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO BE FROWNING ALL THE TIME OR ANGRY. I AM PLAYING THE GAME THAT I LOVE, WITH A GREAT TEAM. I’M JUST ENJOYING EVERY MOMENT.>>Ian: THE ASSISTANT COACH WAS JUST IN HERE AND I SAID WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT ALPHONSO AND HE SMILED. YOU KNOW WHAT THE FIRST THING HE SAID WAS? HE’S A GREAT DANCER.>>FANTASTIC.>>Ian: SO HE SURE SEEMS TO BE HAVING FUN. AWAY FROM THE PITCH HE’S LIKE ANY OTHER KID, WHETHER IT’S PLAYING FOOSBALL OR FINISHING HIGH SCHOOL. ONE OF HIS FRIENDS SAYS THAT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HE FINDS REMARKABLE ABOUT DAVIES IS A WORD THAT WE HEARD OVER AND OVER AGAIN — HUMILITY.>>HE DOESN’T GO AROUND FLASHING ANY EXPENSIVE THINGS. AND HE’S HUMBLE JUST BECAUSE HE’LL JUST EAT — IF YOU WANT TO EAT SOMETHING REAL QUICK WE DON’T HAVE TO GO TO A FLASHY RESTAURANT OR ANYTHING. HE KEEPS IT SIMPLE AND SOMETIMES HOME MEALS AND THAT’S JUST HOW HUMBLE TO ME.>>Ian: DAVIES SAYS THAT HUMILITY COMES FROM HERE. HIS ROOTS ARE IN WAR-TORN LIBERIA. HIS PARENTS FLED FRO TO GHANA WHERE DAVIES WAS BORN BE IN A REFUGEE CAMP.>>SEEING WHERE WE CAME FROM AND WHERE WE ARE NOW, I THINK THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS THAT I’M CHECKING MY HEAD LEVEL AND I’M ALSO TRYING TO STAY HUMBLE FOR MY MOM. SHE GAVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY AND I DON’T WANT TO BE, YOU KNOW, TO BE GETTING A BIG HEAD AND THEN SOMETHING HAPPENS AND SHE GOES, WHAT HAPPENED, YOU KNOW. I DON’T WANT TO DISAPPOINT HER.>>HOW ARE YOU?>>Ian: THIS IS FROM A VIDEO THAT THE WHITECAPS PRODUCED. AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH HIS PARENTS.>>IF I LOOK BACK AT WHERE WE CAME FROM, A REFUGEE CAMP, NO>>IF I LOOK BACK AT WHERE WE CAME FROM, A REFUGEE CAMP, NO FOOD, NO CLOTHES, AND HERE WE ARE TODAY. HE HAS EVERYTHING THAT HE NEEDS.>>THEY MADE A LITTLE DOCUMENTARY AND SEEING MY MOM, I REALLY HADN’T SEEN MY MOM CRY, I THINK THAT IS THE FIRST TIME THAT I HAD SEEN IT. IT REALLY TOUCHED ME AND SHE REALLY BELIEVES IN ME AND I’M HAPPY THAT SHE LET ME COME HERE. ALL I WANT TO DO IS TO MAKE HER PROUD.>>Ian: THE DAVIES CAME TO CANADA WHEN ALPHONSO WAS 5 YEARS OLD, SETTLING IN EDMONTON. IT WASN’T LONG BEFORE HIS EXTRAORDINARY SOCCER TALENTS TURNED HEADS. HE JOINED THE WHITECAPS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME AT 14. A YEAR LATER HE MADE HIS MLS DEBUT WITH THE WHITECAPS.>>WHAT A MOMENT FOR THE TEENAGER.>>Ian: JUST 15 YEARS OLD AND HE WAS PLAYING MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER.>>MY FIRST MLS GAME, I WAS REALLY NERVOUS AND I WAS LIKE, WHOA. HE’S ACTUALLY PUTTING ME IN. AND I WAS, LIKE, SHAKING. I SAW MY NAME GO UP AND I AM LOOKING AT IT AND I’M LIKE, WOW, I’M ACTUALLY GOING TO DO THIS. I STEPPED ON THE FIELD. ONCE I STARTED MAKING MY PASSES AND COMPLETING MY PASSES I GOT RELAXED.>>Ian: RELAXED, BUT CERTAINLY NOT COMPLACENT. HE’S EMERGED AS ONE OF THE TEAM’S STARS AND ONE OF CANADA’S GREAT PLAYERS. THOUGH THERE WAS ONE OBSTACLE BEFORE HE COULD SUIT UP FOR THE NATIONAL TEAM — CITIZENSHIP.>>* O CANADA >>Ian: HE DID THE TEST JUST OVER A YEAR AGO AFTER A LITTLE HELP FROM THE WHITE CAPS.>>A WEEK BEFORE THAT I WOULD BE WALKING AROUND THE FACILITY AND I WOULD HAVE THE STAFF MEMBERS JUST ASK ME RANDOM QUESTIONS. HEY, WHAT’S THE PRIME MINISTER’S NAME? AND I WOULD HAVE TO ANSWER QUICK. SO THAT HELPED ME A LOT. SO WHEN I ENTERED FOR THE TEST AND I WAS READING THE QUESTION AND I AM LIKE, I KNOW THIS, AND THIS AND THIS. AND SO I GOT 19 OUT OF 20 AND I WAS LIKE, I PASSED. I WAS HAPPY.>>Ian: SO TOO WERE SOCCER FANS. DAVIES BECAME THE YOUNGEST EVER PLAYER ON THE NATIONAL TEAM WHICH HASN’T QUALIFIED FOR A WORLD CUP SINCE 1986. A FEW DAYS AGO HE WAS WATCHING THIS YEAR’S SEMIFINALS WITH SOME OF HIS TEAMMATES, INCLUDING KAI CAMARA. CAMARA HAS BECOME ALMOST A BIG BROTHER FOR DAVIES. HE TOO IS A REFUGEE FROM AFRICA. HE’S TALKED TO DAVIES ABOUT BEING PROUD OF THE PLACE THAT YOU CAME FROM AND THE PLACE THAT TOOK YOU IN.>>THEY SHOW HIM SO MUCH LOVE AND THAT’S WHAT IS IMPORTANT THAT, YOU KNOW, HE’S FOUND A HOME FOR HIMSELF. AND HIS FAMILY. AND WHEN YOU CAN HAVE THAT YOU’LL GIVE YOUR ALL AND I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS LATER ON. BUT RIGHT NOW I’M ENJOYING PLAYING WITH HIM.>>Ian: WHAT HAPPENS LATER IS GOING TO BE BIG. WHEN HE TURNS 18 IN NOVEMBER, THE WHITECAPS CAN TRANSFER HIS RIGHTS AND SOME OF THE BEST TEAMS IN EUROPE WILL BE BIDDING FOR HIS SERVICES. BOB LEONARD-DOOZY IS A PRESIDENT OF THE WHITECAPS WHICH WILL BE IN LINE FOR A TRANSFER FEE FOR DAVEY’S NEXT TIME. WHAT KIND OF MONEY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?>>YEAH, THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVEN’T NECESSARILY DIVULGED AND FOR US I THINK THAT INITIALLY WE’RE WAITING TO SEE WHAT THE MARKET BEARS AND SO WE’RE STILL GOING THROUGH THAT PROCESS. IT WILL BE A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF MONEY.>>Ian: DO YOU HAVE PEOPLE CALLING YOU OR CALLING YOUR AGENT? DO YOU HAVE PEOPLE — LIKE, WHAT SORT OF PROCESS IS GOING ON NOW?>>TO BE HONEST, I HAVE NO IDEA. I DON’T DEAL WITH IT. I MEAN, I HAVE PEOPLE CONTACT ME ON DIFFERENT SOCIAL MEDIA BUT I JUST DON’T ANSWER THEM. MY AGENT USUALLY TAKES ALL OF THE PHONE CALLS. IF HE HAS SOMETHING TO TELL ME HE CALLS ME AND TELLS ME HIMSELF. BUT, YEAH, I DON’T REALLY WORRY ABOUT THAT. THAT’S NOT MY SIDE OF THE GAME. MY SIDE OF THE GAME IS TO PERFORM ON THE PITCH.>>Ian: HE STILL HAS THE REST OF THE SEASON WITH THE WHITECAPS TO FOCUS ON AND NO MATTER WHERE HE GOES NEXT HE SAYS THAT HE’LL ALWAYS PLAY FOR CANADA. SOCCER FANS HAVE ALREADY DONE THE MATH.>>AWAY GOES DAVIES AGAIN.>>Ian: DAVIES WILL BE JUST 25 YEARS OLD, IN HIS PRIME, WHEN THE WORLD CUP COMES HERE IN 2026. AND, ROSEMARY, BOB LEONARD-DOOZY WHO WE MET IN THAT PIECE, HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE WORLD CUP IN 1986. HE SAYS THAT IT TAKES MORE THAN ONE PLAYER TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE WORLD CUP, OF COURSE, BUT HE FEELS THAT DAVIES IS ONE OF THE HANDFUL OF YOUNG STARS IN CANADA THAT HE FEELS WILL BE ABLE TO DO WELL IN THE WORLD CUP.>>Rosemary: THAT’S EXCITING. AND YOU KEPT TALKING ABOUT HOW DOWN-TO-EARTH GUY HE IS AND THAT MUST BE BECAUSE HE MUST BE.>>Ian: I KNOW PEOPLE WHO ARE THE BEST ATHLETE IN THEIR HIGH SCHOOL OR UNIVERSITY WHO ARE PRETTY COCKY ABOUT THAT. AND HERE’S DAVIES WHO IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST 17 YEAR OLDS IN THE WORLD AND HE IS DOWN TO EARTH. THERE’S GLIMPSES OF THE KID IN HIM, LIKE WHEN I ASKED HIM WHO HIS FAVOURITE SOCCER PLAYER IS AND HE SAID, LIONEL MESSI, THE ARGENTINIAN STAR. HERE’S PART OF THAT CONVERSATION CONVERSATION.>>I HAVE NEVER MET LIONEL MESSI.>>Ian: WHEN YOU DO?>>I DON’T KNOW, I WOULD BE SPEECHLESS. I WOULDN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO. LOOKING AT HIM AND HE’LL PROBABLY SAY HI AND I’LL BE SO NERVOUS I WON’T EVEN — I DON’T KNOW.>>Rosemary: SEEMS LIKE A COOL KID. THANK YOU FOR COMING IN TO BRING US THAT TODAY, IAN. APPRECIATE IT. ESPECIALLY TODAY.>>>UP NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL,” PAUL HUNTER TAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT PUBLIC SHAMING IN TONIGHT’S “DISPATCH FROM WASHINGTON.”>>SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!>>WHEN ONE OF US GOT A NOTIFICATION FROM A FRIEND THAT, HEY, KIERSTEN NELSON IS HAVING DINNER IN A MEXICAN RESTAURANT AND DO YOU THINK THAT YOU CAN GET PEOPLE THERE TO PROTEST THIS? AND WE’RE LIKE, YEAH, WE’LL BE>>IT IS GREAT TO BE BACK IN KANSAS CITY.>>Rosemary: AT AN OFFICIAL REPUBLICAN EVENT, A PROTESTER CONFRONTS THE U.S. VICE PRESIDENT ABOUT MIGRANT CHILDREN. HE’S QUICKLY SILENCED AND REMOVED AS THE PARTISAN CHANT CROWDS “U.S.A..”>>U.S.A.! U.S.A.!>>Rosemary: IT HAPPENED TO PENCE AGAIN JUST DAYS LATER IN CHICAGO, SAME RESULTS, THE HECKLER WAS SHUT DOWN. TURNS OUT THAT THERE’S MORE THAN ONE WAY TO AMBUSH A POLITICAL FOE. OPPONENTS OF THE TRUMP AGENDA HAVE BEGAN TARGETING REPUBLICANS AFTER HOURS, WHERE THEY EAT AND EVEN, YES, WHERE THEY LIVE. IN TONIGHT’S “DISPATCH FROM WASHINGTON,” PAUL HUNTER LOOKS AT THE SHAME OFFENSIVE. (*)>>Reporter: ON A WARM AND SUNNY AFTERNOON NOT TOO FAR FROM THE WHITE HOUSE… IT’S A VICTORY PARTY OF A KIND.>>WELL, GOOD AFTERNOON, COMRADES. GOOD AFTERNOON.>>Reporter: A PLANNING SESSION/FUNDRAISER/RECAP OF WHAT THOSE HERE WOULD CALL A HUGELY SUCCESSFUL MONTH OF JUNE. THE CUSTOM CLOTHING GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF THEIR POLITICS. THEIR WORDS ARE MEANT TO MOTIVATE.>>WHEN WE STARTED THIS CAMPAIGN THEY SAID THAT YOU’RE TOO YOUNG AND WE PROVED THEM WRONG.>>Reporter: BUT IT’S THEIR ACTION THAT HAS CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF AMERICA. AT THIS MEXICAN RESTAURANT IN DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON ONE NIGHT LAST MONTH, AN AD HOC DEMONSTRATION. CAUGHT, OF COURSE, ON CAMERA BY THOSE WHO WERE THERE.>>SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!>>Reporter: THE WOMAN AT THE TABLE AND THE TARGET OF THE CROWD, KIRSTJEN NIELSEN, DONALD TRUMP’S SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY.>>SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!>>WHEN ONE OF US GOT A NOTIFICATION FROM A FRIEND THAT, HEY, KIRSTJEN NIELSEN IS HAVING DINNER IN A MEXICAN RESTAURANT AND YOU THINK THAT YOU CAN GET PEOPLE THERE TO PROTEST THIS? AND WE’RE LIKE, YEAH, WE’LL BE THERE.>>Reporter: THE DAY BEFORE THE SCENE AT THE RESTAURANT, NEILSEN HAD DEFENDED THE POLICIES THAT LED TO THE FORCED SEPARATION OF MIGRANT CHILDREN FROM THEIR PARENTS.>>PARENTS WHO ENTERED ILLEGALLY ARE BY DEFINITION CRIMINALS.>>Reporter: THE PUBLIC SHAMING THAT FOLLOWED HAS BECOME A POWERFUL TACTIC IN THE GROWING PUSHBACK AGAINST THE CURRENT U.S. GOVERNMENT.>>SOME PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CRITICAL OF US. LIKE, SAYING, OH, YOU KNOW, THIS IS DESPICABLE BEHAVIOUR AND WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER PATRONS AT THE RESTAURANT. YOU HAVE RUINED THEIR DINNER. THEY DON’T CARE. I CAN TELL YOU FOR A FACT THAT THEY WERE SUPPORTIVE OF WHAT WE WERE DOING. THREE OF THEM GOT UP AND STOOD WITH US AND ALSO YELLED AT KIRSTJEN NIELSEN AND A BUNCH WALKED OUT WITH US, THAT WAS GREAT WHAT YOU DID. AND WE WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED.>>Reporter: IN THE AGE OF TRUMP IT’S BECOME “A THING.”>>I WANT TO REMIND…>>Reporter: THE MOM WHO BERATED SCOTT PRUITT, THEN TRUMP’S HEAD OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY. HE QUIT SOON AFTER. THE CROWDS CHANTING AT SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL AS HE LEFT A KENTUCKY RESTAURANT LAST WEEKEND. THE RED HEN RESTAURANT IN VIRGINIA, WHERE TRUMP’S PRESS SECRETARY SARAH SANDERS WAS TOSSED OUT FOR HER POLITICS, NOT CAUGHT ON CAMERA, THOUGH THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE LATER KEEN TO REMIND THE WORLD THAT IT HAPPENED HERE. NOT TO MENTION THE DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSWOMAN WHO URGED AMERICANS TO KEEP AT IT.>>AND IF YOU SEE ANYBODY FROM THAT CABINET IN A RESTAURANT, IN A DEPARTMENT STORE, AT A GASOLINE STATION, YOU GET OUT AND YOU CREATE A CROWD.>>Reporter: OH, AND BACK TO KIRSTJEN NIELSEN, AFTER THE SCENE AT THAT RESTAURANT, THOUGH STILL UPSET WITH TRUMP’S POLICY ON MIGRANT FAMILIES, WENT TO HER HOME IN D.C. WITH A LOUD SPEAKER, PLAYING BACK THE SOUNDS OF THOSE MIGRANT CHILDREN CRYING FOR THEIR PARENTS.>>IT’S DEFINITELY CONFRONTATIONAL AND WE’RE FINE WITH THAT. WHAT IS EXTREME IS WHAT IS GOING ON AT THE BORDER. WHAT’S EXTREME IS WHAT THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT IS DOING TO MIGRANT FAMILIES.>>Reporter: THE VIEW OF THE GROUP AT THE PICNIC, THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA IS SIMPLE — THE TIMES REQUIRE FORCEFULNESS. YES, THEY PUSH PURE POLITICS, INCLUDING AN ENDORSEMENT OF RISING DEMOCRATIC STAR ALEXANDRIA CORTEZ AND THEY PROMOTE PUBLIC SERVICE BROADLY.>>I WAS RAISED ON THE PRINCIPLE THAT YOU AREN’T FIT TO LEAD IF YOU FIRST AREN’T PREPARED TO SERVE.>>Reporter: BUT THE SHAMING BOTH ORGANIZED AND BY RANDOM AMERICANS FOLLOWING SUIT HAVE CAPTURED THE HEADLINES. THEY’VE ALSO BROUGHT CRITICISM. IS IT ALL THE END OF CIVILITY?>>THIS COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED IN PROTEST. LIKE, THE REVOLUTIONARY — THE REVOLUTIONARIES WERE NOT POLITE.>>Reporter: ACTIVIST BRANDY BROOKS ALSO LIKENS IT TO THE FIGHT FOR WOMEN SUFFERAGE AND CIVIL RIGHTS IN DECADES GONE BY.>>SO NOW WE’RE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION ABOUT CIVILITY AS IF THE MAJOR WAY THAT WE’VE SEEN SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGHOUT AMERICAN HISTORY IS BY EVERYONE JUST BEING SUPER NICE AND NOT RUFFLING ANY FEATHERS. THAT HAS NEVER BEEN TRUE ON ANY KEY SOCIAL CHANGE IN THE UNITED STATES. YOU HAVE TO HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO BUCK THAT SYSTEM AND THEY WILL NEVER BE CONSIDERED POLITE BY THE ESTABLISHMENT. THEY WILL NEVER BE CONSIDERED CIVIL. (*)>>Reporter: AND IF YOU THINK THAT IT’S JUST DEMONSTRATIONS, CONSIDER THE EXTREME ANTI-TRUMP MESSAGING THROUGHOUT THE U.S. CAPITAL BY OTHER PROTESTERS EQUALLY ANGRY ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THIS COUNTRY. THE FINE PRINT ON THAT ONE, WHO WOULD JESUS DEPORT? CHECK THE LIGHT POST, THE STREET SIGNS, BASICALLY ANYPLACE THAT YOU CAN STICK SOMETHING AND YOU WILL FIND NOT JUST SLOGANS BUT MESSAGING INTENTIONALLY OVER THE TOP IN TARGETING TRUMP. EVEN IF NOT EVERYONE APPROVES. SAY THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA, BE IT THOSE STICKERS OR THEIR SHAMINGS –>>THAT IS THE POINT OF PROTEST, IS TO CREATE A CONFRONTATION MOMENT WHERE YOU CAN USE THAT TO HIGHLIGHT AND TO PUT PRESSURE ON ELECTED OFFICIALS OR, YOU KNOW, PUBLIC OFFICIALS TO BE ACCOUNTABLE.>>Reporter: EMPHASIZING THEIR VIEW THAT IF NOW IS NOT THE TIME FOR ALL OF THIS STUFF, WHEN IS?>>GOOD, IT’S MORALLY RIGHTEOUS PEOPLE THAT NEED TO STAND UP AND SAY WE’RE NOT ACCEPTING THIS.>>I THINK THAT FOLKS ARE REALIZING THAT IT’S TIME TO GO BOLD OR TO GO HOME.>>Reporter: IN SHORT, IT’S A MEANS TO AN END, ADDING SIMPLY, SO COME JOIN. PAUL HUNTER, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Rosemary: NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL,” THE MOMENT TWO HIKERS FOUND A WOMAN WHO HAD BEEN MISSING FOR DAYS AFTER SHE DROVE OFF A CLIFF.>>WE ASKED HER IF, LIKE, WERE YOU IN THE JEEP? AND SHE SAID, THAT WAS MY JEEP.>>AT THAT POINT WE KIND OF LIKE PANICKED WITH ADRENALIN. LIKE, MY GOD, YOU WERE IN THAT CAR THAT WE JUST SAW AND YOU’RE ALIVE.>>Rosemary: FIRST THOUGH THE NEW OFFICIAL PORTRAITS JUST RELEASED OF THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE AS A FAMILY OF FIVE NOW. IT WAS TAKEN AFTER PRINCE LOUIS’ CHRISTENING THIS WEEK. THE GROUP SHOTS INCLUDE A FEW MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY INCLUDING MEGHAN MARKLE AND PIPPA MIDDLETON’S HUSBAND. (*)>>MANDELA TAUGHT US THE POWER OF ACTION BUT HE ALSO TAUGHT US THE POWER OF IDEAS.>>Rosemary: HERE’S SOME OF THE STORIES THAT WE’RE FOLLOWING THIS WEEK ON “THE NATIONAL.” BARACK OBAMA WILL DELIVER A HIGH PROFILE ADDRESS IN JOHANNESBURG MARKING THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF NELSON MANDELA’S BIRTH. AIDES SAY THIS WILL BE HIS MOST IMPORTANT SPEECH SINCE LEAVING THE WHITE HOUSE LAST YEAR. IT’S EXPECTED TO FOCUS ON THE ANTI-APARTHEID LEADER’S LEGACY, INCLUDING RESISTING OPPRESSION AND INEQUALITY.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: OUR PLAN TO CREATE JOBS AND GROW THE ECONOMY IS WORKING, BUT WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF WORK AHEAD OF US.>>Rosemary: ON WEDNESDAY, PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU PLANS TO SHUFFLE HIS CABINET THAT WILL CARRY HIS LIBERAL GOVERNMENT THROUGH TO NEXT YEAR’S ELECTION. A SOURCE SAYS THAT IT’S A RESPONSE TO CHANGING FEDERAL/PROVINCIAL RELATIONS. LAST MONTH YOU MAY REMEMBER ONTARIO ELECTED DOUG FORD WHO IS ALREADY CHALLENGING THE STANCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND ASYLUM SEEKERS. AND DOUG FORD WILL MEET HIS NEW FRIENDS, HIS FELLOW PREMIERS, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NEW BRUNSWICK LATER THIS WEEK. TOP OF THE AGENDA FOR THAT MEETING IS ESTABLISHING A UNITED FRONT ON TRADE, GIVEN WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING WITH THE U.S. PREMIERS WILL ALSO TALK ABOUT FILLING THE GAP LEFT WITH GREYHOUND’S CANCELLATION OF ROUTES ESPECIALLY IN RURAL AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES.>>>WELL, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IS TOP OF MIND IN NOVA SCOTIA RIGHT NOW. THE PROVINCE WANTS TO BE THE FIRST IN CANADA TO CREATE A LAW PROTECTING ITS COAST FROM CLIMATE CHANGE. BUT AS KAYLA HOUNSELL EXPLAINS, RISING SEA LEVELS AND EROSION, DAMAGE, DON’T COME WITH AN EASY FIX.>>Reporter: WITH MORE THAN 13,000 KILOMETRES OF COASTLINE, NOVA SCOTIA BILLS ITSELF AS CANADA’S OCEAN PLAYGROUND, BUT IT’S IN TROUBLE.>>I’M NOTICING THAT THE STORMS ARE A LITTLE MORE SEVERE.>>Reporter: MARGIE WADE SAYS THAT THE COAST IS AT RISK.>>THIS BERM HAS BEEN HERE FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS.>>Reporter: THE BERM IS A NATURAL BARRIER PROVIDING PROTECTION FROM THE OCEAN’S FURY FOR THE FRESHWATER LAKE AND THE HOMES THAT SIT ON IT.>>BUT THIS IS YOUR MAIN SOLDIER AGAINST STORMS.>>Reporter: BUT THIS WINTER AFTER A PARTICULARLY BAD STORM THE BERM BROKE.>>IT FORMED A 30-FOOT-WIDE GAP WHICH LET THE OCEAN IN AND THEN WHEN THE TIDE BACKED OFF AND WENT BACK TO NORMAL THE LAKE POURED OUT.>>Reporter: THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT HAS NO PLANS TO FIX IT.>>2020, THERE ARE HAZARDS THAT ARE GOING TO BE IN THE OCEAN.>>WE’RE SEEING WORSE, MUCH, MUCH WORSE STORMS MORE FREQUENTLY, UNFORTUNATELY. AND THINGS LIKE STORM SURGE, FLOODING.>>Reporter: NANCY ADDINGSON’S GROUP IS PUSHING FOR A COASTAL ACT FOR MORE THAN A DECADE. IT WON’T HELP THE PEOPLE OR THE PROPERTIES ALREADY AT RISK BUT IT WILL DEFINE A PROTECTION ZONE AND RESTRICT DEVELOPMENT WITHIN IT.>>THE PROSPECT OF ACTUALLY HAVING A PROVINCIAL ACT TO DEFINE THE COAST AND PROTECT THE COAST IS EXTREMELY EXCITING.>>Reporter: SOME ACTION IS ALREADY BEING TAKEN.>>JENNY, ARE YOU RUNNING IT THIS TIME?>>Reporter: THIS ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR AND HER STUDENTS ARE TESTING OUT NEW EQUIPMENT THAT WILL ALLOW THEM TO DETERMINE HOW FAST THE WATER IS MOVING. THEN WITH THE HELP OF A FEDERAL GRANT THEY’LL RESTORE 75-HECTARES OF SALT WATER MARSHES.>>BY REINTRODUCING FLOW INTO AN AREA AND HAVING THAT SALT MARSH HABITAT, THAT PROVIDES STORM WATER RETENTION, IT PROVIDES A BUFFER AGAINST WAVE ENERGY. WE’RE DEALING WITH EROSION ALONG THESE DIKES AND BY MOVING IT BACK WE THEN HAVE A BIT OF A BUFFER.>>Reporter: BUT WHILE THERE IS A LOT HAPPENING, NOT IN MARGIE WARD’S BACKYARD.>>IF THEY LEAVE THIS WALL THIS STATE, THE STORMS WILL KNOCK THE WHOLE WALL INTO THE LAKE. AND SO WHERE WE’RE STANDING RIGHT NOW IN A SEVERE STORM THERE WILL BE WAVE ACTION ROLLING RIGHT ACROSS THAT LAKE SMASHING RIGHT INTO ALL OF THAT.>>Reporter: FOR NOW RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN TOLD TO MOVE THEIR HOMES BACK OR UP TO ADAPT TO THE COAST BECAUSE IT WON’T ADAPT TO THEM. KAYLA HOUNSELL, CBC NEWS, NOVA SCOTIA.>>Rosemary: WE’RE LEARNING DETAILS OF AN INCREDIBLE STORY OF SURVIVAL. TWO HIKERS FOUND A WOMAN ALIVE A WEEK AFTER SHE DROVE OFF A CLIFF. THEIR STORY, HER STORY, IS OUR “MOMENT OF THE DAY.”>>WE TURNED AROUND AND SHE WAS RIGHT THERE ON THE ROCKS. (*) STARTED WALKING BACK TOWARDS THE CAMPGROUND AND WE DECIDED TO GO THE LONG WAY BACK INSTEAD OF THE WAY THAT WE CAME. THAT’S WHERE WE FOUND HER.>>Rosemary: THEY FOUND ANGELA HERNANDEZ, HER SHOULDER BROKEN, HER HEAD CONCUSSED. SHE HAD BEEN MISSING FOR SEVEN DAYS.>>WE ASKED HER IF, LIKE, WERE YOU IN THE JEEP? AND SHE SAID, THAT’S MY JEEP.>>AT THAT POINT WE KIND OF LIKE PANICKED WITH ADRENALIN. LIKE, MY GOD, YOU WERE IN THAT CAR THAT WE JUST SAW AND YOU’RE ALIVE.>>Rosemary: HERNANDEZ’S JEEP WAS DESTROYED. SHE LATER SAID SHE SWERVED TO AVOID AN ANIMAL AND ENDED OFF DRIVING OFF A CLIFF IN BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA. INCREDIBLY TO STAY ALIVE SHE DRANK WATER FROM THE BROKEN RADIATOR HOSE.>>I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY, EVERYBODY — I’M SORRY, I’M LIKE IN SHOCK.>>Rosemary: HER RELIEVED SISTER WAS SEARCHING FOR DAYS SINCE HERNANDEZ’S LAST TEXT.>>A SIMPLE TEXT, I’M ABOUT TO START DRIVING. AND THEN I REPLIED OKAY WITH A HEART BACK TO HER. AND THAT WAS THE LAST TEXT I HAD IN CONTACT WITH MY SISTER.>>Rosemary: HERNANDEZ WAS DRIVING FROM OREGON TO MEET FAMILY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. HER SISTER DESCRIBED THE RECOVERY AS SLOW AND HAS STARTED FUNDRAISING TO HELP WITH MEDICAL COSTS. AND WHAT’S MORE INCREDIBLE, CHELSEA AND CHAD, THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED HER, WENT BACK OUT TO GET THE RADIATOR HOSE TO GIVE IT TO ANGELA SO SHE COULD REMEMBER THINGS. HOW DO PEOPLE COME UP WITH THESE THINGS TO SURVIVE? IT’S AMAZING. THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” FOR JULY 15th. GOODNIGHT, EVERYBODY. (*)

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