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>> the republican win and the president will say thanks to his last-minute visit and help in this race. >> because you and the vice president committed and came down here, we've won this race. >> republicans should be relieved. they should be worried, and they should understand there was a serious situation here. >> it was true that bolton and donald trump disagreed on many substantive policy issues. a clash was inevitable. >> were you blind sided by what occurred today in. >> i'm never surprised. >> this is the fourth national security adviser, second secretary of state. the lack of continuity certainly hurts. all right. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. this is "new day" and breaking overnight, president trump and his loyalists exhaling after republicans eked out a razor thin victory in north carolina's ninth congressional victim.
dan bishop won by just two percentage points over democrat dan mccready. a win is a win and the republicans will take it, believe me. but the margin of victory will raise concerns considering donald trump carried that district by double digits in 2016. this new poll finds that six in ten americans do not believe that the president deserves to be re-elected. >> and president trump will need to find a new national security adviser after he dumped john bolton. they have reportedly been feuding for months. something the to give when they got into an argument over the decision to invite the taliban to camp david. at least ten candidates are being considered to replace john bolton. >> we're going to get reaction from the house of foreign affairs in a moment. but we want to begin with the special election in north carolina. joining us is dana bash here on set which is always fantastic. >> great to be here. >> so look. the special elections. the one day where all political
eyes are on one place. had republicans have lost, i think there would have been fireworks this morning. >> absolutely. >> however, a narrow win and a narrow loss may not be terribly different in terms of the signals it sends. what do you see from this? >> listen. i mean, yesterday the house majority whip, steve scalise was going around saying that this is a swing district. that's the expectation game they were giving. which shows you how concerned they were. just to be clear, if that is a swing district, a district that has been held by a republican since 1963, show me a safe district. give me a break. so of course they were worried. and they should have been. but you're right. this is another red flashing warning sign about the suburbs because this is largely suburban. and the people who live in the
suburbs and what this means for president trump going forward. >> but if this is a referendum on president trump as many people believe, doesn't that say he will eke those out? all the things people are concerned about, he will eke it out? >> yes, potentially, because the argument his campaign makes, people i spoke to yesterday, is he's not on the ballot. he went in and did a last-minute rally and raised those numbers in the more rural areas where there are more the traditional voters. if you look at the way the voting came in, that did help. he probably did put the republican there over the line. >> democrats admit the same thing. >> democrats absolutely admit the same thing. and yes, it is true that when he is at the top of the ticket, it could change things. but could change things the other way. you have people in these districts now who have seen donald trump as president by that time for four years. and they might come out in a way
that they didn't especially in a place likearolina where president trump did win for lots of reasons. but one of the reasons is because the notion of -- by a lot of democrats of hillary clinton or independents of hillary clinton as president was like, no thanks. >> he only won this state, he only won north carolina by 3.6% in 2016. while he won this district by 12 points. so if this district is basically on a razor's edge, it may kaed that north carolina in general might be a problem for him. now, the flip side of that for democrats and i think this is interesting. because i have heard from some of them. dan mccready the democrat increased his margins in suburban areas. he did better in the suburbs than he did in the first election in 2018. but he did worse in the rural areas. democrats have shown no signs of being able to break through in those rural areas. what does that tell us going into 2020? >> it tells us that the
unbelievably huge war chest that the trump campaign and the rnc have been building while the democrats fight among themselves is going to be made to get -- is going to be used and already is starting to be used to get every single one of those rural voters out. the president is the president because people came out to vote in places in the rural areas of north carolina, wisconsin, michigan. who hadn't voted in some time. and if they did vote, probably they voted for a democrat before. the machine that they're building to identify those voters, get them out, is going to be enormous. the question is whether that is going to balance the suburbs where you're having more and more voters go for the democrat, let's say, in a special election. probably even more so if the trend continues when you have donald trump and democrat "x" on the ballot. >> let's turn to john bolton's
departure. which part should surprise me? >> none. >> got it. >> the fact he lasted 18 months. >> they were never a match. >> never. >> they had totally different world views. >> totally different world views. you know, and this is something -- when he was picked to be national security adviser, people were thinking how's this going to work. because he is a classic neocon. he wrote the book on being a neocon. i'm told it wasn't just that. obviously the straw that broke the camel's back in terms of policy was the afghan summit and the differences they had over the notion of bringing the taliban to camp david just days before 9/11 which john bolton had a lot of company saying that was a bad idea. even some of the president's biggest supporters on capitol hill. but it was the way in which he did it. i was told that the president was convinced that it was bolton
who was leaking, that the president, you know, negative things about the president and the idea of bringing the taliban and other issues. and that is according to the source who talked to the president, you can have policy differences and personality clashes. when it comes to talking to the press and saying bad things, that is disloyal and that's a nonstarter. >> i don't know if it surprises me, but what is notable is bolton is not going quietly. i'm curious to see what the impact of that will be and if it will continue. >> i think it will continue. this is man who has built an entire career and reputation that he very, very much wants to hold onto. and the fact that the president again, not surprisingly, fired him by tweet. >> bolton said he didn't fire him, right? bolton said he resigned. >> he asked for his resignation and he did it. you can call it anything you
want. >> are we sure that's the order? that he asked for the resignation or he complied? >> we're hearing something different from each man. but the bottom line is the president didn't want him to be there anymore. maybe john bolton agreed. he said i don't want to be here either. but it was not an amicable breakup. and john bolton has the savvy. he knows reporters from his decades working in government, working for another news channel. and the question is whether or not he is going to continue to say negative things about the president or he's -- i don't think he's going to go the mattis route. that's been pretty clear in the last 24 hours. >> he's already not doing that. thank you very much. great to see you in studio. joining us now is congressman ted deutsch. congressman, great to have you here. >> thanks, alisyn. >> as a member of the foreign
affairs committee, are you concerned this morning? or relieved this morning that john bolton is out? >> well, i'm concerned about the president's foreign policy. i'm concerned about the president's approach to national security. i know we're spending a lot of time focused on how this firing happened or whether it was a resignation. i know we're talking about these two personalities. what i'm focused on is the fact that the president of the united states was prepared to bring the taliban to camp david just a few days before today 9/11 when we commemorate the worst terrorist attack on american soil with nearly 3,000 people killed. that decision making. the fact the president of the united states again has decided that it's more important for him to work on behalf of vladimir putin to try to recruit him back into the g7 countries than it is to continue to stand up to putin after they invaded ukraine and
annexed crimea and after they attacked our elections. and then finally look at north korea, alisyn. the president has taken a position that has now forced him to discount these weapons tests by the north koreans. this is not just about this national security adviser and one person who fell by the wayside of the administration. it's about a president whose foreign policy is confusing and reckless and leaving our allies around the world to wonder whether we're really the leader in the world any long per. >> well, john bolton would agree with you. everything you just ticked off from north korea to inviting the taliban this week, he would have agreed with. and so what do you think will change in his absence? >> well, it's not a question of coming in after the fact and figuring that out. the question is, will there ever be anyone frankly either inside this administration or my colleagues in the house, our
colleagues across the capitol and senate who are willing to stand up to this president and call him out for this confusing foreign policy and especially as we approach these next elections, his failure to secure our democracy against attacks by russia while standing up for putin while continuing to say that he believes vladimir putin when he says that russia didn't interfere in our last election. those are the words we need. we need some courage from people who are will be to stand up while they're in office, in the white house. not the analysis after the fact when another one of trump's appointees winds up leaving. >> well, let's talk about the gun violence epidemic. yesterday in your committee you took some action. so you approved a ban on high capacity magazines and you cosponsored a red flag bill. are those all in your mind exercises in futility given that the senate and mitch mcconnell
won't vote on these things? >> no. no. to the contrary. we went years without doing anything. and then this grassroots movement that has been building really over the years but the sandy hook families played an important role and after the tragedy in my district, the courageous survivors and families that lost loved ones stood up and said we're not going to allow this to continue. they helped deliver a gun safety majority to the house. that's why we passed a universal background checks bill that's supported by over 90% of the people and sent it to mitch mcconnell. that's why yesterday we took meaningful action in committee and we passed a red flags law that gives law enforcement the ability to take guns away from dangerous people. and we passed the bill that i introduced to representative gannon and titus that said high capacity magazines should be illegal. no one needs to fire off more than ten rounds. alisyn, in parkland the shooter
fired off hundreds in six minutes. there was a hundred round drum in el paso. and in 30 seconds killed nine people and injured 27. these high capacity magazines we've seen in columbine and aurora and sandy hook. they need to be illegal. >> i understand. by the way, you're preaching to the choir we the american people. they're on your side also. i guess what i'm saying is, but mitch mcconnell won't bring these to a vote in the senate. >> it's a good day to think about what the heroes of 9/11 did for us. and the sacrifices that they made to rush into the towers, the first responders. we're going to be thinking about them and all of the lives lost that day and the way the country came together. and stood as one. that's something for us to think about as mitch mcconnell stands on the outside. he's not part of where america is on this issue.
and it's great that the american people believe this was the right thing to do, but it's the pressure that's going to increase on mcconnell that's either going to force him to act or we're going to see the same thing in the senate we saw in keep our community safe.rs who that come the next election, they'll be looking at the senate from the outside and will have a gun safety majority there too. >> maybe. the republicans held the senate in the last election. what mitch mcconnell says is that he's not going to bring something to a vote that the president isn't going to sign. and he's waiting for leadership from the president. then as you know, there was this gop luncheon yesterday where the white house didn't present any policy proposals. and so do you think that this white house and of course president trump is going to take charge and show some leadership on guns? >> is there reason -- should we be confident about that, alisyn? no, of course not. but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't continue to increase
the pressure. look. when mcconnell says -- when senator mcconnell says he's waiting for the president, that's not a position that he ever took in the last administration. he has a job to do. there are three co-equal branches of government. he shouldn't hide behind the president. he shouldn't hide behind the companies. he should stand up and do what the vast majority of american people are saying. all hee needs to do is bring it up and have a vote. look, the president -- we've talked about this a lot. i sat at that table with him when he pointed at my republican colleagues and said we don't have background checks because you are terrified of the nra. that's what the president said. today especially is to stop being afraid of the gun companies and standard standing up for the american people who are sick and tire ld of seeing people being slaughtered around
them every day. >> thank you for being here. yes, we will continue to have this conversation, i'm afraid. >> thanks. i appreciate it. all right. breaking overnight. a tornado tore through sioux falls, south dakota, knocking out power lines. it ripped up trees in its path. this is new video as the storm roared through town. it blew the window s out of buildings including a hospital. at least eight people were hurt by this. cnn meteorologist chad myers joins us with much more. look at that storm on the horizon there. >> really was a massive bunch of storms. there is sioux falls right there and a line of weather coming through. not all of them rotating. not that classic hook that sometimes you look for in the plains but just a line of weather. people have these radar maps and think i can see what's going on here. this is just a wind event. but if you look at something more closely, we're going to drill down on this because i don't ever get a chance to do this. that looks like nothing on your
radar map. but if you get closer and you look at the red and green, they're next to each other. that's the red moving away, that's the green moving toward. that means this circulation is going around like crazy. that's how tornadoes come on the ground. you look at this, i'm going to bed. nothing there. at the doppler, all of a sudden you have the tornado on the ground. >> thank you very much. so allegations of rape facing nfl star antonio brown. we have a response from the patriots next.
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morning on the sackler family who owned purdue pharma. there's been discussion that the family could give up ownership and pay billions of dollars of their own personal wealth to settle thousands of opioid lawsuits, but reports about those discussions may be premature. jean cacarez is here with more. >> reporter: the litigation is set to begin in october. if the pharmaceutical manufacturer wants to negotiate a settlement before trial, now is the time. more than 2,000 states, counties, municipalities, and native american governments have come together suing opioid companies including purdue pharma. purdue pharma has confirmed to cnn that they have been involved in settlement talks, but now in a letter provided to cnn by a person with knowledge of those ongoing negotiations, two state
attorney generals involved in the talks with the sackler family, owners of purdue pharma, are saying the sacklers cannot reach a deal and negotiations have broken down. according to the letter, the sacklers have rejected two proposals which included a payment of $4.5 billion to creditors and to the states. no counteroffers were given. the attorneys general from tennessee and north carolina also write that they expect purdue pharma to file for bankruptcy protection imminently to preserve the value of the company. a purdue spokesperson reaffirmed to cnn that the company wants to settle and believes a settlement that benefits the american public now is a far better path than years of wasteful litigation and appeals. several manufacturers have already settled in this national litigation. it accuses drug manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies, and practitioners of mishandling hundreds of millions of opioid doses over the 20 years.
of course the first opioid case to go to trial in oklahoma resulted in a verdict last month. johnson & johnson is liable and must pay $572 million. interesting before that trial began, purdue pharma associated a settlement of $270 million. >> important developments. we are going to stay on this. thanks so much. breaking overnight, new controversy surrounding the new england patriots. a former trainer for new patriots wide receiver antonio brown has accused him of rape in a federal civil lawsuit filed in florida. the allegations of rape and sexual assault come just one day after brown was signed by the patriots after being released by the oakland raiders. >> joining us now, cnn sports analyst christine brynn. christine, here we are again. we've had these conversations before. this complaint from this woman against antonio brown is
explicit. it's graphic. it sounds violent. but as far as we can tell, she didn't go to the police but she's filing this lawsuit now. what do the patriots do today? >> well, what the patriots -- what do they do? what does the nfl do? obviously this is very serious and we should listen to women. and if we've learned anything during the me too era, that is it. so what britney taylor is saying, it's important to listen to. the text messages are graphic. they're in the lawsuit and they would seem to at least corroborate one of the three alleged incidents. we don't know, obviously. there's a lot to find out. but with the national football league five years almost to the day since the ray rice punch and that of course was domestic violence. that was something separate but nonetheless the issue of women and how women are treated. the nfl is a mirror on our society. i just don't see how the national football league cannot get antonio brown out of the
way, put him on the commission's exempt list. this has it written all over it. get him out of the way. that means he's paid but not on the roster. it's up to roger goodell to do this. there's no indication yet he is going to do it. but with the 100th anniversary of the national football league, everyone focusing on the positives. especially how they treat women. could you imagine what it would look like if he is on the field this weekend against the miami dolphins? that, i think, is something the nfl just cannot stand to have happen. >> and we don't know if he's going to show up to practice today. you said it's important to give voice to the accusers. let me read part of her statement here. she says, as a rape victim of antonio brown, speaking out has been a difficult decision. i found strength in my faith, my family, and from accounts of other survivors of sexual assault. speaking out removes the shame i've felt for the last year and places it on the person responsible for my rape. at this time i respect the media
respect my privacy. antonio brown has denied it and the patriots put out this statement. they say we're aware of the civil lawsuit that was filed earlier today against antonio brown as well as the response by antonio's representatives. we take these allegations very seriously. under no circumstances does this organization condone sexual violence or assault. the league has informed us that they will be investigating. we'll have no further comment while that investigation takes place. so the league is investigating, christine. did uz that mean it's over today? over this weekend? it could take all season. what happens if the patriots just wait this out? >> as you know, an investigation both of you know this is not going to be a day or two. and it's important, by the way, she says she wants to cooperate. that is helpful to the national football league and helpful to getting to the bottom of this. you know, the idea that the patriots want to investigate -- you know, the league is going to investigate and look into this, this is also something that's a bombshell. and it just happened overnight. this is 12 hours old.
so i think everyone is trying to figure out what's happening. i don't see any scenario. there are sea nar owes i could see where he's playing on sunday. and of course you're innocent until proven guilty. of course. that goes without saying. but this is not a court of law in this case. this is about the optics for the national football league. and the nfl -- we've done these a zillion times with you talking about the nfl and how it is for the fan base of women. that's hardly the issue when we're talking about alleged sexual assault and alleged rape. but this is absolutely a nightmare and this is going to require leadership. it's going to require roger goodell and the leaders of the national football league and the patriots to work together. but again, i'll just say. picture the scene if he is on the field with these text messages and with this -- these very serious allegations, this lawsuit that should be taken seriously by obviously everyone, every fan, every patriots fan, and anyone who cares about the
national football league. >> sounds like a lot might develop between now and the weekend. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> i think watch the next few hours. watch and see if he is at the patriots practice. if he is, i think it means they're going to go forward. if he's not, maybe he ends up on the exempt list. meanwhile, a sixth person has now died from vaping-related lung disease. this is prompting another major medical group to warn people to stop using e-cigarettes immediately. we have all of that next. i wanna keep doing what i love, that's the retirement plan. with my annuity, i know there is a guarantee. it's for my family, its for my self, its for my future. annuities can provide protected income for life. learn more at retire your risk dot org.
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six people in the u.s. have died from vaping-related lung disease. the cdc, american medical association, and american lung association are warning people to now stop using e-cigarettes. tom, you're saying we still don't know what caused those six deaths exactly. >> reporter: no. that's part of the trouble here. we don't actually know what the link is. what we do know is that there's been this alarming rise both in incidents and awareness that there seems to be some kind of problem with people getting very sick, in some cases dying, after using e-cigarette devices. and that has really raised the alarm among people who are saying, look. you said these were the safer alternative. maybe they really aren't. >> it needs to be thought of as an injury to the lungs caused by something in the vaping. and it is very severe.
>> reporter: in houston doctors are sounding the alarm as three people are hospitalized after using e-cigarettes. in new york the bloomberg charity is giving $160 million to fact an epidemic of vaping. >> the timeline is yesterday, not tomorrow. >> reporter: and in washington, the first lady herself has tweeted, i am deeply concerned. why is the worry exploding now? in just the past few days, the centers for bz control reported a huge jump in the number of people developing mysterious lung illnesses after vaping to over 450. at least a half dozen are to have died. the american medical association has come out urging people to avoid the use of all e-cigarette products. and the food and drug administration has warned juul labs, the leading manufacturer about misleading advertising and statements. especially to school kids where vaping is growing exponentially.
>> did the presenter call juul, quote unquote, totally safe more than once? >> yes. >> reporter: juul says that school outreach program was ended in 2018 and the company will fully cooperate with probes into their marketing and products. >> we never wanted any non-nicotine user and certainly nobody underage to ever use juul products. >> reporter: but that's not enough for the governor of new york who is launching a state investigation complete with subpoenas. >> this is a frightening public phenomenon. >> reporter: even as reports of more serious problems keep rolling in. >> he passed out and would not wake up. 15, 16 years old, you don't want to start doing that. >> reporter: so the mystery here is what is the link or is there a link between the people who are vaping and the people who are getting ill and dying that is tied to the vaping? or is it some kind of additive
that people are injoi joining u vaping? the professionals say we do not know the answer but the anecdotal evidence is so strong, we need to stop this runaway industry while we sort it out, alisyn. >> tom, for people who don't vape, i think there's a lot of confusion. because there are so many brands and varieties of vaping devices. and so many different things you can put in those devices including nicotine and cannabis oil. so are doctors warning against all of it? >> yes. in a simple word, yes. i don't think there's a doctor in this country who thinks that vaping in any form is necessarily something that's going to improve your health or be a good idea. but what they're basically saying right now is as long as this question is out there and the stakes are so incredibly high and so much of this growth is among young people whose health base is still building, yeah. they're saying just stop doing this. get away from this at least until they can figure it out. >> okay. tom foreman, thank you for all of the information.
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we are getting our first look at the damage this morning by hurricane dorian on some of the most remote parts of the bahamas. rescuers are going island by island, house by house searching for survivors. cnn's paula newton traveled with them. she joins us live now. what did you see? >> reporter: what was interesting here is even more than a week after the storm, this was an island that had not seen any official help.
a lot of private donations but the government couldn't get there. for that reason the bahamian government sent that search and rescue team from fairfax, virginia, to help them out. it's tough, but crucial, to reach every corner and crevice of these battered islands. we touched down to great guana cay. >> right here used to be the police station. >> reporter: local residents giver them some bearings. >> no one's missing so far that i know of. so that's -- i mean, really, really good news. >> reporter: and they get an assessment. incredibly no one has died hooer. >> help unload the truck over there. >> reporter: they help stock food in the church now a makeshift shelter. offer medical assessments and then move on to a house-to-house
search gathering intel for the bahamian government as they try to get a handle on the magnitude of what happened here. >> i've walked around the building, assessed the building made sure nobody is calling out in there. i mark it clear. >> reporter: dorian's cuts through these islands and keys were menacing. it slashed through the abacos. the darker the dots, the more destroyed the structures and damage. >> lately it has been a lot of reconnaissance, a lot of building structures. and then from there kind of getting the pulse on the locals and what they need. >> reporter: getting to isolated local residents has been a challenge. and because of money and means, there has been an island divide. places like guana cay are only getting any official help. it's been the wealthy patrons of
the bakers bay golf club on the island that have sent private helicopters and supplies evacuating the injured and vulnerable residents. tom brady star quarterback for the new england patriots posted that his family had been traveling to the abacos for many years adding it was now our responsibility to help them. >> i am not the biggest fan of bakers bay, i have not been. i fought them for ten years in court because i didn't want to golf course built, but they have been our savior during this. this is going to take a lot of money and a lot of time and dedication. i sat in the meeting last night and cried saying we can't do it alone. we need lots of help. >> reporter: usa will continue to work with recovery efforts taking its cue from the bahamian government. but the truth is some locals have lost everything and have no insurance. it was just too expensive in recent years. the krurl rcruelty of this stor not distinguish between rich and poor, but already the recovery has.
you know, once people are just starting to process everything they've been through, they are, of course, now where are they going to get the money to rebuild? they have the spirit to rebuild. even in the first few hours of being here, i'm seeing that great abaco sense of humor. we just heard that he is a miami dolphins fan, the chief. >> where is the money? where is the money going to come from with the people that don't have insurance. >> reporter: and you saw that. you saw the relief fund. so there are many government agencies there that will continue to try and provide what they can. the fact of the matter is, though, when you see the wealthy residents here, they've already had insurance adjusters in. people who lost everything of different means are scattering through their belongs in debris to look for a pair of socks before they get evacuated. they are relying on their government. and considering all these relief
funds of course. considering they haven't seen official help in their first few days, they do worry that they will not be dispersed the funds they need to actually rebuild from the ground up and really be made whole again. >> and paula, we heard that so compellingly from that fire chief there of how hard it is for them to ask for help. they don't normally need it. they pride themselves on self-sufficiency. but now they need help. paula, thank you very much for all of your reporting on the ground there for us. for more information on how you can help those victims of hurricane dorian, go to cnn.com/impact. all right. he is one of the country's most recognized television doctors. dr. mehmet oz opens up about his mother's struggle with alzheimer's. and there were warning signs that he says he missed. i get it all the time. "have you lost weight?" of course i have- ever since i started renting from national. because national lets me lose the wait at the counter...
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when i walked through a snowthat's when i knewtte, i had to quit. for real this time. that's why i'm using nicorette. only nicorette gum has patented dual-coated technology for great taste. plus intense craving relief. every great why, needs a great how. dr. mehmet oz has revealed this week that his mother as alzheimer's and acknowledged he completely missed the signs until fairly late in the process. joining me is dr. oz, host of "the dr. oz show." thank you for being with us right now. it's really interesting because, obviously, you look at this not just as a son, but also as a doctor. what signs was your mother showing that something was going on. >> the classic sign was stubborn, which i think a lot of moms express as they get older.
my mom has always been a bit difficult to get over the finish line became much more obstinant about stuff i thought we could agree on. then i began noticing subtle changes in the way she'd describe things. not using the right word. she's a very articulate woman. i began to see that she'd make decisions not right about the house. she'd say let's move this sofa over here. it's not going to fit over there. and it's spacial relations just aren't intact. i saw that part of it. the part that eats at me is those things when i say them now are so obvious but they're actually very subtle when they happen in real life. and the biggest lies are the ones we tell each other in our families. and within my family, we lost our truth. my sisters were noticing she wasn't putting her makeup on right or wasn't wearing the dresses she normally would. she'd normally put together in an organized woman. and my father was in complete denial because after 60 years of marriage he didn't want to admit this was a problem. >> did you miss it or
consciously avoid it or somewhere in between. >> some of it is denial. excellent question. i don't think it was just that i didn't understand it. i didn't want it to be true. >> for those of us looking for signs in people we love, what's the difference between just growing old, because people grow old and lose a little bit of an edge sometimes. what's the difference between that and dementia or alzheimer's. >> you don't know what you don't know. you forgot what you forgot. and that ends up being a major tell-tale sign of alzheimer's. it's not just a minor inconvenience. it makes you difficult to leave alone when you have alzheimer's because you don't make the right decisions. my mother will go down the street. not all the time. but will take off a piece of jewelry and gives it to somebody. she think she's knows that person. but here's the part that eats that me. at i didn't realize until i went through this process over the past few months is there's a lot we can do to prevent it from
progressing. not much to do to treat it once it's happening. >> if you see your belly, look down. you see your belly. your brain is shrinking. big belly equals small brain and it makes it worse if you have a genetic risk factor for alzheimer's. i have it from my mom and my mom has double doses. 1 in 4 of us have a big risk from their genes and the rest of us are still at risk. second issue is you're not doing any kind of aggressive exercise. so having explosive where you go as hard as you can. >> high intensity training. >> literally just run as fast as you can or as many push-ups or jumping jacks or sit-ups for a minute or two. interestingly, things like meditation and prayer seem to work because they deal with the stress that accelerates some of the degeneration in our brains. so meditation is something i'm advocating and doing in my life. trying to get my mom to do that
a bit more has been difficult. >> you're doing a lot of this because you had yourself tested and found out you have one of the genes that makes you more susceptible to it. i want to put on the screen and you've identified them, six early symptoms of alzheimer's disease. challenges of planning, difficult completing tasks, confusing time and place, problem with words, trouble understanding visuals, misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps. this is what we should be watching for? >> i emphasize the first one. difficulty with planning. that's how it will often present. mom, let's do this and she won't decide or can't decide or won't really understand what you're getting at but will just push back because that's what she's always done. that's the slippery little symptom that a lot of people miss. they can be really helpful. >> how has this changed you? >> humility that comes along with making a mistake of this magnitude. my mom always told me to be kind. and i think a lot of the reasons that i've been successful in medicine in my clinical practice is because i got that from my mom.
you don't learn nat medical school. but she didn't always teach me being kind is not always being nice. we've got to fix. i've been passionate about this on thi the show this season. it's our 11th year. the power of one. you have the ability to change the world around you but only if you take action. be brave and say what needs to be said. i would encourage many others in america who suspect things are not right to do the same. >> dr. oz, an important message. great to have you out there talking about it. we can only hope for progress in the medical community. >> the love helps. >> thanks, doctor. appreciate it. what an important conversation. thanks to our international viewers for watching. for you, "cnn newsroom" with max foster is next. for our u.s. viewers, the winner of the special election in north carolina joins us live. "new day" continues right now. we had a great victory
tonight. nice margin. >> north carolina 9 will stay in republican hands. very close race in a district president trump carried by 12 points. >> democrats should not be playing in this district. >> this is not a swing district. it should not be a competitive district at all. >> the narrow margin of victory underscores the challenges they're facing with suburban voters. >> nobody lasts long in the chaos of the trump administration. >> john bolton and his policy interests and his policy positions deviated quite dramatically from president trump's. >> the president's entitled to the staff he wants. he should have people he trusts and values. >> this is "new day" with alisyn camerota and jon berman. >> good morning. welcome to your "new day." wednesday, september 11th. 8:00 in the east. it's been 18 years since the terror attacks that changed all of our lives. so this morning, our nation honors the victims and heroes of that fateful day when we lost
3,000 americans. and we hope that you'll stick around for the moment of silence. we'll bring you that live in just minutes. >> it's interesting. i gaze out of our window. we can see the freedom tower and there was this layer of clouds over the top of the freedom tower, almost somberly marking this moment in sadness there. there is the freedom tower right now. >> so many powerful feelings this morning thinking back to it. i try not to think about it other than this day because it can bring up so much emotion again. you can just -- it's been 18 years but i can go right back to that moment of the terror and the sadness and the loss pretty easily. >> sometimes it helps to think about one person. think about one person that was lost and the impact that's had on one family and it helps put it all in perspective. >> that's a great exercise. first, republican dan bishop narrowly defeated democrat dan mccready in north carolina's special election last night. president trump made an 11th hour trip there to campaign for bishop and that may have helped the republican win.
this election also holds some warning signs for president trump and congressional republicans heading into the 2020 election. also, a new cnn poll just out shows that 6 in 10 americans believe president trump does not deserve a second term. >> president trump this morning is searching for a new national security adviser after parting ways with john bolton. no president has had four national security advisers in his first term. not ever. cnn has new reporting on a bitter argument between bolton and the president that took place monday night over the president's decision to invite the taliban to camp david. the white house is now considering, we are told, about 10 candidates to replace bolton. we're going to begin with the special election overnight in north carolina. joining us, cnn political director david chalian. dan bishop the republican won by two points in a district donald trump won by 12. you can see the math there. what are the