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good morning, america. gunned down. >> shots fired. officer down! >> deadly ambush in baton rouge. at least three police officers killed, three more wounded. >> deputy down. deputy down! >> and in an abc news exclusive, the harrowing moments caught on tape by an eyewitness to the shooting. new details now emerging on the gunman behind the attacks taken down by police. big questions overnight, was he part of a larger plot to kill police officers? >> attacks on police are an attack on all of us. >> just over a week after the deadly attacks in dallas, we're live from baton rouge. as the republican convention kicks off, cleveland on high alert. security taking center stage. >> we're going to have an incredible convention.
>> he speaks from his heart. >> well, i speak from my heart and my brain. >> donald trump and new running mate mike pence team up for their first interview. >> isn't he the best? >> and melania trump preparing for her primetime debut. we're taking you behind the scenes as donald trump makes his case to the republican party and the entire nation. >> announcer: live from cleveland, ohio, this a special edition of "good morning america." "your voice, your vote." the republican national convention. and good morning, america. we are here inside the quicken loans arena for an extraordinary moment in american history. in just a few days donald trump is going to take the stage behind us, right there, become the republican nominee for president of the united states. robin, this is something no one could have predicted. >> and who could have predicted
the transformation of this arena over the past month as home to the nba champions lebron james and the cleveland cavaliers and now the republican national convention will call it home as it kicks off in just a matter of hours. >> this is donald trump's convention. he wants a little showbiz from the podium. big questions tonight, who will become the first speaker? his wife melania will gave her headlining speech tonight. it's her primetime debut. but the atmosphere is tense. security tighter than it's ever been around a convention. you see barricades all across the city of cleveland. 500 cleveland police officers, thousands more from across the country are on duty here. there have been some protests already, all peaceful so far, but the city is on the highest alert. it is fitting perhaps that tonight's theme, make america safe again. >> and of course we'll have much more on that in a moment. but we want to get to the tragedy in baton rouge. three police officers killed in a deadly assault. three more injured after a gunman attacked them at an intersection. terrifying witnesses hiding in cars, capturing the ambush on cell phone video before the shooter was taken down.
amy robach on the scene for us in louisiana with the latest. good morning, amy. >> robin, good morning. the headline of "the advocate" here in baton rouge says it all, senseless. the carnage began here behind me after police officers responded to a 911 call about a suspicious-looking man carrying guns. when police arrived here on the scene, they were targeted, shot, three of them killed. at 8:44, the first shots rang out. >> shots fired. officer down! shots fired. officer down! >> reporter: just two minutes earlier baton rouge police scrambled to this busy intersection after receiving a 911 call about a man dressed all in black armed with a rifle and a semiautomatic pistol. when officers arrived the suspect, the suspect, 29-year-old former marine gavin long began to fire. >> i got scared. i was shaken up. >> reporter: long then moved to a nearby car wash where his rampage continued. >> i'm hit. i'm by the car wash. >> it was scary, like it really scared me.
>> reporter: charmaine adams recorded the horror on her cell phone as long approached her car. at a gas station. >> he ended up going around to the back of the car and the officer literally on our driver's side of the car shooting over us. i was actually kind of waiting for a bullet to hit me. it was -- the bullets were that close. >> reporter: adams' attorney says she is not an activist and has no political motivation, but turned it on to record the moment in case it was her last. >> this is a war and she was caught in a war zone, an officer was shooting over her car to try to stop something bad that was happening. >> reporter: relations between the police and citizens in this city have been at a boiling point since the july 5th death of alton sterling. law enforcement on high alert since the killing of five police officers in dallas two days later.
police killed long. 29-year-old left three officers wounded and three dead, 32-year-old montrell jackson and 41-year-old matthew gerald of the baton rouge police department and sheriff deputy brad garafola, 45 years old. >> it's unjustifiable. the violence, the hatred jus has to stop. >> reporter: one of those officers, 32-year-old montrell jackson had just posted on his facebook, talking about the difficulties black police officers face. in that post he wrote, i love this city but i wonder if this city loves me. these are trying times. please don't let hate infect your heart. robin, back to you. >> all right, amy, thank you very much. we'll get back to you in baton rouge in just a moment. but we want to talk now to the mayor of baton rouge, kip holden, who joins us this morning and, mayor holden, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with your entire city and the families of the three officers that were killed and those that were injured. can you tell us, mayor, how the wounded officers are doing this morning?
>> well, they are doing fine considering. there's still one officer listed yesterday in extremely critical condition. i have not had an update on him as today. but i can tell you that it's still touch and go for that officer. >> and the prayers are still going out for him and for his family. can you tell us where the investigation stands right now and the possible motivation of the gunman? >> well, virtually they've done some background on the person that did the shootings. there are different theories that are coming out. i will leave that to our law enforcement to put all of those together. i would like to say that every agency in the united states is on board -- from the fbi, the atf, state police, city police, baton rouge and sheriff's baton rouge and sheriff's office -- all of these agencies are working together to get to the bottom of what actually happened yesterday morning. speculation early yesterday said there may be one or two other people involved in trying to
help the person who ended up dead. but now that speculation is somewhat waning but not ruling out anything because of the magnitude of what happened in baton rouge. >> mayor holden, i don't have to tell you all that your city has been through with the killing of alton sterling by police officers and then what happened yesterday. how is your city coping, sir? >> the sterling family has been tremendous in light of their tragedy by coming out and telling people straight up, look, we are not here for violence. we don't want protests. we don't want people doing the things that we see on tv because we've been through that and they're calling for unity in the community. unfortunately, there are some people who try to take advantage of this but overwhelmingly that's a small minority, and i can tell you this, baton rouge is great. i was thinking this morning what can you really say and i went back to the scripture of job and all the tragedies he went through, but job said, yay though you slay me i will rise again. yay we're going through tough times baton rouge will rise again.
>> it's great to hear what the sterling family in light of what they're going through in stopping this. there is a thought there, what happened in baton rouge, and dallas with the police shootings that law enforcement agencies across the country are on high alert and are being targeted. do you believe that? >> these law enforcement people across the country should be on alert. make sure that they have everything in order in terms of what the officers need because every day these first responders are out there on our behalf and i say now is our time to step up on behalf of the first responders. >> and what is your final message as we begin a new week here, what is your message for the country, mayor holden? >> my message is, tell people in law enforcement and others that you love them every day. unfortunately, yesterday i had the bad experience of going into a hospital room and seeing the child of one of the officers that was slain and that little girl said this, i know my daddy
is not dead, my daddy is going to come home tonight, that young girl seeing what she said and your heart basically in your hands and all kinds of emotions going through your stomach, make sure we embrace them, let them know we love them and appreciate what they're doing. >> mayor kip holden, thank you very much. again, our thoughts and prayers to everyone there in baton rouge. be well. thank you, sir. >> thank you and god bless you. >> what he said about the little girl said just grabs your heart. >> that mayor showing grace and strength in the face of this. >> he is. we're going to get more on the gunman now, a military veteran who posted threatening videos may have had ties to militant groups. abc's brian ross has the latest. >> convos with cosmo. that's me. >> reporter: using the pseudonym cosmo, the shooter gavin long posted this video online the day after the five police officers in dallas were shot and killed. >> it's a time for peace but it's a time for war and most of
the times when you want peace you got to go to war. >> reporter: overnight, police and the fbi were at the home of long in kansas city, missouri, where neighbors described him as a quiet man, divorced with children. government documents showed long was a military veteran who served five years in the marines including tours in japan and iraq. and police say the sunday morning ambush showed signs of being well planned. >> he had a mask on. >> one subject all black carrying an ar. >> reporter: federal authorities tell abc news that the fbi is now looking into whether long had ties into the group called the moorish science temple of america which believes black americans are not u.s. citizens and owe the government no loyalty. in the wake on attacks on the police in dallas, law enforcement in baton rouge had been put on alert by the fbi warning in this bulletin that multiple groups are calling for or planning riots and/or violence against law enforcement in baton rouge and shreveport, louisiana.
>> these threats are very viable and they're very real. >> reporter: a senior u.s. official told abc news the fbi has now been closely watching a group called the new black panther party. a small group of the new black panther party showed up in baton rouge last week, some carrying weapons but insisting they did not intend to carry out violence. >> the people wanted us here. we want to be here and that's why we're here. >> the moorish science temple told abc news this morning it has no connections at all with mr. long and do not endorse what he did in the attack. authorities say whatever the precise motive long drove to baton rouge in a rental car from kansas city and carried out his ambush on what was his 29th birthday, robin. >> all right, brian, thank you very much. and as you know, this latest police attack comes on the heels of the republican convention getting under way here in cleveland. thousands of officers on high alert as protesters gather. abc's pierre thomas has more on the city on edge and it is very apparent as soon as you hit the
city limits the increased security here. pierre. >> robin, we're surrounded by a fence, thousands of officers on virtually every corner. security cameras monitoring everything we see. concrete barriers, dump trucks serve as barriers to block vehicles from being able to attack the crowds. complicating the situation is open carry where protesters are allowed to bring guns outside the security zone. now, police don't like that. the cleveland union yesterday complained to the governor to see if he could suspend the law to allow police to block it. the governor said he can't do it because he can't suspend the constitution or state law. >> but the police really, really hoping he would do that but he stood by the statement he could not do that. all right, pierre. the politics of this convention. our new poll shows donald trump closing the gap with hillary clinton, 4-point lead now for hillary clinton and trump's team is hoping this convention bounces him into the lead. abc's tom llamas with more on what trump needs to do this week. good morning, tom.
>> reporter: george, good morning to you. the stage is set. the speakers are lined up and the party feels the delegates are in order but, with donald trump, you never know what to expect. this morning, the gop enters convention week with a ticket trump hopes the party can rally around. over the weekend, introducing his running mate, indiana governor mike pence, and joking pence didn't endorse him in the hoosier state's primary. >> it was the single greatest nonendorsement i've had in my life, okay. >> reporter: but trump and pence do have big differences, pence suppored invading iraq, trump says he was opposed to it. >> he's entitled to make a mistake every once in a while. >> reporter: and pence is opposed to negative campaigning something trump is not only skilled at but seems to enjoy. >> little marco. >> what do you think about your running mate's campaign and the tone and the negativity of it? >> i think this is a good man who's been talking about the issues the american people care about. >> listen -- >> what about the negative side? he apologized for -- >> we're different people. i understand that. i give you an example.
hillary clinton is a liar. i call her crooked hillary. she's crooked hillary. he won't -- i didn't ask him to do it but i don't think he should do it because it's different for him. >> reporter: trump says he doesn't need an attack dog. the indiana governor sounding like he'll be more positive. >> he is not intimidated by the world and donald trump, this good man, i believe will be a great president of the united states. >> i love what he just said. >> reporter: also making the case for trump this week, a slate of speakers. some familiar names like rudy giuliani, newt gingrich, chris christie and dr. ben carson, but also soap star antonio sabato jr. and '80s heartthrob scott baio. the clinton campaign putting out this memo mocking the number of prominent republicans that won't be at the republican convention, like mitt romney and former president george w. bush and the bush family.
but trump will have his own family, his wife melania speaking tonight. his adult children speaking on other nights, and speaking of the trump kids, donald trump said in that recent interview he actually considered his daughter ivanka as a running mate. george. >> okay, she turns 35 i think in late october just in time. let's talk with the former speaker of the house newt gingrich right now. finalist for vice president as well. disappointing you weren't picked? >> no, we had a long talk about it last week and i thought it made sense if your job was to reassure the republican party and to bring back in the regular republicans, mike pence will do a much better job than i would have. >> to win you said he has to be more like ronald reagan than barry goldwater. what does that mean exactly for this week? >> part of it was to pick mike pence. part of it meant to figure out how to send out to the speaker ryans of the world that there is a middle ground here, there's a way to work together and things we can do together. i can tell you last week in the
various platform committee, rules committee, et cetera, the republican national committee members who are the regulars and the trump people were arm in arm in beating back the never trump people. >> you don't expect real disruptions? >> there may be noise but i think you have to be a little crazy to think that you can take on a guy that carried 37 states and got the most votes of anybody in the history of the republican party. now you'll come in here and somehow change it all? >> he did crush the competition but our new poll out just out yesterday shows right now 60% of the american public think he's unqualified to be president. how do you overcome that number? >> you have to behave like you're qualified. well, there are two things as you know because politics is always two sides. one is they have to conclude he's at least an adequate risk otherwise you're going to be in the goldwater zone. the other is compared to who? the more hillary taking on water and the more problems she runs into, the more it becomes a binary choice. >> and we see donald trump.
he's effective at labeling his opponents. we got that. how about on the other side you talk about right now, what side of himself does he have to show this week? >> he ought to do two things. i think he will do one of them. the speeches this week, the speeches by his kids, the speeches by people who work with him, you're going to get a much fuller sense of this guy, what he's achieved, how he's done it. i think his speech has to be in many ways a visionary speech on thursday night. and the party has to leave with relative unity. >> you talk about the unity but how much does it hurt? you're a former speaker. you're here. you don't see either of the former presidents, not seeing mitt romney, you're not seeing john mccain, you're not seeing most of the republican senate candidates in tight races. how much does that hurt? >> i don't think it matters much. the reason people nominated donald trump is they weren't happy and frankly the bushes are behaving i think childishly. >> childishly? >> childishly. jeb lost. you know, get over it. i mean the fact is this republican party has been awfully good to the bushes.
they're showing remarkable -- mitt romney, romney refused to endorse reagan. i was in there in '94. refused to say he was for reagan/bush in the '80s and he refused to support the contract for america and he says, i have now changed and now a real republican. that lasted as long as we were supporting him, mitt romney was really happy. >> mr. speaker, thanks for joining us today. hope to see you later this week. >> all right. let's go to ginger in new york. >> watching that flash flood warnings in iowa and of course the storms that moved right through cleveland now a much drier day ahead. just a few sprinkles in case you're wondering. but, look, we have big-time severe weather that came through this weekend. this picture from iowa and today it's into new england.
>> good monday morning. i am meteorologist mike nicco. drizzle through 8:00. for by. at sock at coast we will see sunshine but for the coast, there will be lingering clouds, summer breakthrough friday. today, 50s low 60s language the coast and san francisco, and mid-60s to low 70s around the bay, and mid-to-upper 70s inland. clouds are coming back, drizzle and temperatures in the 50s again. look at temperature, back to. a on friday and saturday, and could get hot on sund >> how about those thunderstorms we had earlier? >> uh-huh. coming up here on "gma," the latest on the shooting in baton rouge. we're live in cleveland for the republican convention. it's melania's big night and we'll hear what she has to say. plus, an abc news exclusive. the man who helped donald trump write his most famous book "the
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. we're back on the roof. a little pest y drizzle through 8:00, 10:00 at the coast. mid to upper 50s in most neighborhoods. antioch and san jose 61 and 60. breezes are an issue in the areas highlighted. west 24 to 38. 1:00 this afternoon through 1:00 tomorrow morning. 60s in the coast and bay. 70s inland. temperatures below average through thursday. back to average on friday and saturday. could get hot inland on sunday. >> thank you, mike. coming up, robin and george live from cleveland. day one of the republican national convention and a closer look at melania trump in an
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♪ it's the little things that make life rich. ritz. good morning, america. we are live at cleveland's quicken loans arena, the republican convention about to open here in just a few hours. about 50,000 people are expected during this four-day event. donald trump accepts the nomination on thursday. he's going to make his case, the republican party and the country. also this morning, we're going to take a look at the woman who could be the next first lady of the united states, melania trump, as she prepares to headline tonight's speeches, she's going to make her primetime debut. >> that's all coming up. but first, let's go back to amy in baton rouge, of course, the scene of the latest police ambush in america. three officers dead, three wounded and, amy, baton rouge, a city in shock. >> that is true, george and robin, good morning. this is a city of 250,000 people who are frightened and on edge this morning after the killing
of those three police officers. it's hard to believe this was a brutal crime scene less than 24 hours ago. it all happened around 8:40 a.m. on sunday when police responded here to that 911 call that a man dressed in all black walking around a busy intersection was armed with two weapons. well, that suspect gavin long of kansas city, missouri, a former marine, yesterday was his 29th birthday, and when police confronted long a shoot-out lasting less than ten minutes ensued but in the end three officers were killed. three others wounded and the suspect dead. police here plan to hold an update in just a few hours around 1:00 p.m. local time. but in the meantime, people are trying to come to grips with this tragedy, of course, it's going to be a long process as the people here of baton rouge and, frankly, the people of the united states try to find a way to unite. robin, george, back to you. >> all right, there, amy. good to have you there for us in baton rouge and we'll be back to you in just a little bit. but we are here in cleveland for the republican national convention.
the theme today, make america safe again. among the speakers taking the stage tonight, former texas governor rick perry, former new york mayor rudy giuliani and donald trump's wife. abc's david wright has more on melania trump. david. >> good morning, robin. she has kept a low profile on the campaign trail by her own choice, was absent this weekend for instance at the announcement of trump's running mate. that event tends to be an introduction for the candidate's family too but tonight, the first night of the convention, melania trump steps into the spotlight. >> my wife melania who has been so supportive, come on up, honey. >> reporter: she has quietly emerged. >> good evening. isn't he the best? >> reporter: the glamorous wife of the republican frontman. >> no matter who you are, a man or a woman, he treats everyone equal. >> reporter: taking her husband's critics head on. >> as you may know by now, when
you attack him, he will punch back ten times harder. >> reporter: she'd follow in the footsteps of nancy, jackie, michelle, even hillary, but she'd be the first first lady not born in the u.s. since louisa adams. >> i support my husband 100%. >> reporter: until now she's mostly shied away from the campaign trail as she told barbara walters she's busy. >> we have a 9-year-old son together, baron, and this is the age he needs a parent at home. >> reporter: born 46 years ago in this small railroad town in slovenia, she was fluent in five languages but modeling became her career. heading off to the fashion capitals of paris and milan and eventually new york city where she met her husband in 1998. >> he was very charming and we had the great sparkle. >> reporter no other first lady has every posed naked on a yacht
but the couple dismisses any suggestions that some of those photographs might be unbecoming of a first lady. >> i think people will always judge. that's part of the job that i was doing, i was very successful model and i did some photo shoots. >> and i will say this, if i'm lucky enough to win, the public will be so lucky to have melania as the first lady. she will be so beautiful and elegant and good from the heart. >> reporter: their 2005 wedding at trump's palm beach estate was a lavish affair. the clintons among the guests. now she has her own line of jewelry on qvc and she's also dabbled in tv commercials like this aflac ad. and yet, despite her preference for staying out of the political limelight, it's getting harder to stay in the background. >> you know, melania said she was never afraid of what the campaign would bring, that she doesn't like to live her life in fear and even though there were, you know, really negative reactions to his candidacy right out of the gate she really was
able to kind of just block it out and try to focus on her day-to-day life. >> reporter: melania trump was asked what kind of first lady she would be and she said in her own words very traditional like betty ford or jackie kennedy. and robin, what we're waiting to see is whether her husband donald will hear her speech. don't be surprised if he pops out of the shadows himself. >> we will not be surprised. joining us now matthew dowd and donna brazile. that stage, melania trump tonight, how important the trump family and getting his message across, donna? >> first of all, they know him and they can talk about donald trump as a father, as a man, as, of course, as her husband, she gets to paint the portrait that we don't see. she gets to humanize him, tell us about, you know, some fun times with donald trump. i mean donald trump is this tall, big, you know, tough guy. but, you know, soften him up. speak to immigrants, speak to
woman, speak to america about the man she knows and fell in love with. >> and matt, how much of this really plays with voters? the candidate's family. >> i think it's become very important. i think over the last 20 or 25 years who the first lady is and who the family has become a big part of the equation. it used to be they just voted on the candidate, just voted on the one person, now it's i'm going to make a decision with the family. it helped with laura bush and michelle obama. voters want to see the whole picture and what it's going to be like in the white house. >> the whole picture and, donna, %-p against trump is the issue of his character. and you're alluding to the fact that this is what his family really will be able to step up and show a different side of that. >> they can also give us some insights in terms of his demeanor at home. what he's like when he's, you know, on the golf course. what he's like on a sunday afternoon, watching football. i think she has an incredible
story. she's an immigrant. if donald trump is elected, of course, and i'm going to do everything i can to make sure that doesn't happen, but if he's elected she will be the second first lady who was not born in the united states so i think she brings a unique perspective. she's smart. she reads a lot. she often tells him don't tweet, tone it down, so maybe she'll tell us a little bit about that. >> and i think it's a fascinating thing because what you have basically is a traditional family dynamic with a very untraditional man, donald trump is very untraditional. very out of the mainstream. really not typical of a presidential candidate but he has a dynamic of a family that seems very traditional. >> right. you're not going to give me a sports analogy in the "q" and no sports analogy to all of this. >> there is no lebron -- i can't top that. lebron set the tone for this arena. >> donna.
>> this is my republican red. i got the republican red. >> always stirring it up. it's just monday. coming up, donald trump's co-author, the man behind the megaselling book, "the art of the deal," breaks the silence, joins us exclusively to talk to george, and you'll hear what he has to say about a trump presidency when we come back in two minutes. tes. ♪ dogs - sure can be messy. but with nexgard, their flea and tick killer doesn't have to be. nexgard, the vet's #1 choice for dogs, is a delicious, beef-flavored chew that kills both fleas and ticks. so it's easy to give, easy to take. reported side effects include vomiting, itching, diarrhea, lethargy and lack of appetite. use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures. why mess around? for powerful flea and tick protection, ask your vet about nexgard. the #1 choice of vets for their dogs and yours.
we are back now with that bombshell interview in "the new yorker" magazine. donald trump's ghost writer for "the art of the deal" tony schwartz says, quote, he's terrified of a trump presidency, fears for the world if trump has the nuclear codes, and he will join us live after this report from abc's linsey davis. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, george, it may be one of the most scathing reports yet about donald trump from a man who knows him well, schwartz paints
trump, as quote, a liar without a conscience who stands for many things he hates. in the late 1980s donald trump was the king of new york real estate. >> i've done well in the system. >> reporter: and in 1987 he topped "the new york times" best-seller's list with his book "the art of the deal," the critically acclaimed memoir/business advice book held the number one spot for 51 weeks. its 367 pages gave an inside look into his success and portrayed him as the ultimate dealmaker. and while many gave the book rave reviews, one person even dubbing it "the most streetwise business book there is," some did point out it lacked a certain intimacy, a point mentioned in a 1987 interview with phil donahue. >> i must say there is some personal information in here, not a lot but it's an interesting look. >> i like to leave it out as much as possible. >> reporter: this morning the book's co-author tony schwartz says there is a reason for that tweeting i wrote "the art of the deal." donald trump read it. in an article published today by "the new yorker," schwartz says
in 1985 he spent 18 months getting to know him better than almost anyone outside of the trump family, shadowing him every day, learning his voice so he could write trump's best-seller, calling the process draining and deadening, adding, i put lipstick on a pig. i feel a deep sense of remorse that i contributed to presenting trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is. trump denies these claims, telling "the new yorker," he didn't write the book. i wrote the book. it was my book. schwartz says it appears over time trump has convinced himself that he was the one that wrote it. he says if he could lie about that he could lie about anything. we did reach out to donald trump for comment but did not hear back. george. >> okay, linsey, thanks very much. and tony schwartz joins us now from new york. mr. schwartz, thank you for joining us. let's get it on the record. you wrote "the art of the deal," donald trump didn't? >> i wrote every word of it, donald trump made a few red marks when i handed him the manuscript but that was it.
>> i got to ask you about this sentence. i genuinely believe if trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization. that is an extreme statement. >> you know, it's a terrifying thing. i haven't slept a night through since donald trump announced for president because i believe he is so insecure, so easily provoked, and not, not particularly nearly as smart as people might imagine he is, and in the face of somebody like putin provoking him cleverly because putin is a heck of a lot smarter than donald trump, i do worry that with the nuclear codes he would end civilization as we know it. >> give us one concrete example of why. from your 18 months with him. >> he has an incredibly short attention span. he was unable to do interviews with me past 10 or 15 minutes so finally i had to sit in his office and pick up the phone by
the -- eight feet away to listen in on his calls so i could turn this into a book. the idea that we'd have somebody with a tiny attention span. my 2-year-old grandson has a longer attention span than donald trump, is in itself terrifying. this is a complex and difficult world as we know just from the events of the last week, george. >> i know that donald trump called you after he read this and said you're disloyal and hung up and said have a nice life. let's talk about some points he and his spotters will make. you kept your silence for an awful long time for years for more than a decade and collected millions of dollars on this book. you're a lifelong liberal as you said and given money to democrats year after year after year. you have an agenda. >> you know, i do have an agenda and the agenda is about donald trump's character. it has nothing to do with his ideology. he has none. he is not a person with beliefs, except the belief that he himself should prevail in the end. so really what i'm talking about is character and every american ought to be concerned about his character. every -- >> if that's the case, why keep
your silence for so long? >> because we had a successful experience together. i never in a million years thought he would run for president. had i thought that 30 years ago i wouldn't have written the book but for 29 years i didn't think he would and it didn't seem like it was important to speak out. i now feel it's my civic duty. i have nothing to gain from this. i made a decision and already have given every dollar of royalties i've earned over the last year since he announced for president to a series of nonprofit causes aimed at the people whose rights donald trump wants to abridge. immigration, immigration groups and the like. >> you wrote -- you wrote -- you said in the past that nothing you wrote in "the art of the deal" was on its face false. do you stand by that? >> you know, no, i suspect there are quite a number of things that were false. i mean, right in the middle of while i was writing this book, he was telling me great stories
about his three casinos and how successful they were, while at the very same time all three of them were going bankrupt so, no, it's full of falsehoods. >> you regret writing the book? >> i do regret writing the book. had he not run for president i would not regret writing the book but, if in any way this contributes to him being elected president, you know, i think this is a man who has more sociopathic tendencies than any candidate in my adult life that i've observed and so, yeah, i do regret writing the book. >> tony schwartz, thanks for joining us this morning. >> thank you. >> we'll be right back. coming up, we'll take you behind the scenes of the republican national convention, how all the magic on stage really happens. that's next. how all the magic on stage really happens. that's next.
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kim allegedly leaking a secretly between her husband and taylor recorded phone call the latest right now. all that and the one unsuspecting new mom about to get the surprise of her life right here live. >> we're here to give you a style code mission makeover. >> the amazing transformation as we say -- >> all: good morning, america. [ cheers and applause ] and we do say good morning, america. we are live from cleveland at the republican national convention which kicks off later today. the excitement is building. >> you can feel it. >> you can feel the buzzing, by tonight it'll be jam packed for the first of four big nights tonight. >> and tonight america is going to meet melania trump, donald trump's wife. she's going to be the headliner
tonight. some questions about whether donald trump is going to speak as well. he already said he's going to appear here in cleveland. wants to see what is happening. so that's all happening here and back up in new york, lara, paula, jesse, sara all holding down the fort. hey, guys. >> hey there. >> we go back to new york in just a minute. >> yes, we will. but we're going to begin with the latest on the deadly shooting in baton rouge. a suspect opening fire, as you know, on police officers killing three, wounding three more before he was finally taken down. officers on high alert this morning. amy is on the scene for us in louisiana with the latest. good morning, amy. >> that's right, good morning, robin and george. we are learning much more about the man who opened fire on those six baton rouge police officers right here yesterday. the shots all caught on camera here near this gas station. we know that it was gavin long's 29th birthday yesterday, the day of the shootings. the former marine had posted videos online discussing the killings of black men by police and he advocated a bloody response. they believe long acted alone
renting a car to travel here from missouri a few days ago and in the meantime, we are also learning more about the three officers who lost their lives, one of them, 32-year-old montrell jackson, recently posted that message on facebook explaining how difficult it was to be both a police officer and a black man urging people not to allow hate to infect their hearts. we spoke this morning to the superintendent of the louisiana state police about this difficult time for law enforcement. >> they still have to be human beings. we still have to make sure that we respond and if danger is happening, we're going into it. that's what we're trained to do. >> two of the three wounded police officers are still in the hospital this morning. one of them in critical condition. he is fighting for his life. back to you, robin and george. >> all right, amy, thank you. with you there in baton rouge, paula faris is in new york with the other news headlines. good morning, paula. >> good morning, robin and george.
and we do begin with new deals in the terror attack in southern france last week. another american victim has been identified. nicolas leslie, a college student attending the university of california-berkeley and studying in nice for the summer is the third american to die. authorities have detained a third person with possible ties to the attack, as well. they say that the man who drove that truck into the crowd had become radicalized in recent weeks. today thousands gathered along the waterfront in nice for a moment of silence mourning the 84 lives lost. and violence at home and abroad has authorities on edge as the republican national convention kicks off today in cleveland. more than 5,000 officers will be on duty bracing for the influx of delegates and protesters, amid concern about the state's open carry law, which allows gun owners to carry firearms into public spaces. donald trump could take the stage tonight to introduce his wife melania. the theme of tonight's
convention's speeches will be make america safe again. trump and his running mate indiana governor mike pence appeared in their first joint interview last night and pence praised trump despite their differences on several issues including free trade and negative campaigning. there's been no sign of a suspected killer in florida after his daring courtroom escape. a manhunt is under way for dayonte resiles who bolted from a ft. lauderdale courthouse. four people are charged with helping him including two men who police say communicated to the getaway driver by coughing into a cell phone. and at least 6,000 people have been arrested in turkey in connection with friday's coup attempt. more than two dozen military generals and thousands of police officers are also reportedly being questioned or have been suspended. turkey's president also hinting that he may reinstate the death penalty. and some dramatic video for you from china. look at this. a landslide crashing through these homes after the worst flooding in that region in two decades.
17 homes were destroyed. everyone however was evacuated in time and no one was injured. and finally, for you on this monday morning, one young baseball fan enduring a roller coaster of emotions during what seemed like a never-ending baseball game. this little guy's bright shirt i'm pretty sure that's what caught everyone's attention. so did his pure outrage, his sorrow, as well as his disappointment and then his sheer and utter exhaustion as the game dragged on for 18 innings and 6 hours. you guys, all he wanted was for his pirates to score the game-winning run and then, oh, his patience pays off right here finally. yeah, the game-winning homer. the pirates ended up winning, 2-1. oh. our little boy is elated. i think we should preface this story, emotions we all go through on monday. >> absolutely. >> right. >> right? >> the spectrum of emotions >> on a monday. >> evolved.
>> that boy, he couldn't have been more than 5 years old to endure a six-hour baseball game. my kids would have been bored. >> eating m&ms and a hot dog. i eat my way through long thing, as well. >> well then get ready. grab a snack because my stories in "pop news" are not short. i want to begin right now by trying to explain to you all the battle between music powerhouses kanye west and taylor swift. will, it might have just boiled over, people. let's break it down. it started back in 2009 when kanye interrupted taylor's vma' acceptance speech. fast forward seven years later and it looks like they're kind of friendly but then earlier this year, kanye released his song called "famous" in which one of the lyrics says he made that "b" word famous referring to taylor swift. her people, needless to say, said she was slightly upset. last night kim kardashian though posted a bunch of videos that show kanye on the phone with taylor, she says, before he released the song talking with taylor about the lyrics and taylor says she likes the sound of it. take a listen.
>> but right after the song comes out i'm gonna be on a grammy red carpet and they're going to ask me about it and i'll be like he called me. >> i'll say about it, taylor responded to kim's recordings late last night saying, no, kanye never told her about that line nor did he ever play the whole song for her and she says you cannot approve a song that you haven't heard. she uses the term character assassination so does not seem like they are on the same page at all. >> when you hear the line too, i don't know anyone that would say, oh, yeah, go ahead. like i mean it's fine. >> call me the "b" word as long as it's in that context. it could be beautiful, right? >> made her famous. she was getting a grammy when he interrupted her or vma, excuse me. >> she was kind of a little famous already. >> a little. >> so the battle continues. i told you, it's very complicated. we're following the story, though. here's some happy news for
"star wars" fans, han solo lives on. is it han or han, guys? >> it's han. >> not hans. >> no, no, that's hansel and gretel. han is alive and well and aging in reverse. alden ehrenreich, the hottest actor you have never heard of, i had heard of him because he caught the attention of me and hollywood executives when he stole the show from george clooney. did you guys see "hail, caesar!"? >> no. >> no. >> it's not a movie that a lot saw. he's clearly phenomenal in it. he's now been tapped to play the younger version of the smug and sexy smuggler who becomes a leader in the rebel alliance. the 26-year-old will star in the still untitled film from our parent company that centers on han's early years. ehrenreich described the process in which he auditioned with chewbacca -- [ chewbacca sounds] >> -- as simply amazing. >> sara, did you just -- >> you hit the button and i reacted. >> you totally do it right when you hit the button.
>> i did, thank you. hold on one second. hitting the button, there you go. finally, the quest to catch them all continues. take a look at this crowd. this is unbelievable. pokemon go users mobilizing into action right here in new york city after reports that a vaporeon, this is one of the characters, it's a very sought after character as you can see -- >> it's a special pokemon. >> it's a special pokemon. >> it can morph into like 18 different pokemons. >> exactly, well, it popped up in new york city's central park. one man -- i'm talking a grown-up -- even jumped out of his car and left the engine running in the middle of new york city in pursuit of that rare catch. >> people go crazy over this. i was just in ann arbor where paula faris went to school. people were out all around campus looking for pokemons on their phones. >> my son spent his day doing it. but i'd rather outside running around than inside -- >> but at least it was your son. the grown gut that left his car running and came back and it wasn't there. >> but he caught him.
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it leads to weak bones and abnormal menstrual cycles. >> not just elite athletes we're talking about either. >> that's right. >> can we narrow it down to what particular sports? the ones you're most concerned with? >> the ones that are biggest risk are those that involve endurance. those that focus on your appearance or leanness or some kind of weight regulation, so the key ones, gymnastics, dance, figure skating, cheerleading, long distance running. >> i was a diver. i'm sure that's in there. >> yeah, so these are all increasing the risk but not everyone who plays those sports are going to have this problem. >> great news but there are signs that parents should look for. what are they? >> there's certain questions your child's doctor should ask, but things you can look for to. does your daughter control how much food she takes in? has she ever tried to limit or restrict her weight because of a requirement for her sport? has she been told she has an eating disorder or does she have irregular menstrual cycles. i was talking to jen ashton and she said we need to think of the menstrual cycle as a fourth vital sign like
heart rate and respiration. >> you have to talk about it. it's uncomfortable but you have to talk. >> if she hasn't had a menstrual cycle or isn't having one every month that's something you shouldn't ignore. >> talk to a doctor. >> exactly. >> dr. besser, thank you so very much. coming up on "good morning america," we're going to switch gears. kim kardashian shed nearly 70 pounds of post-baby weight and we'll talk about how she did it and find out if it's healthy. ♪ this is the part when i break free ♪ the basketball coach. he's a first year teacher, so he's not gonna ask me for anything. bless his heart, you know? you know, our pe equipment was falling apart. when target gave us the money, we went straight to target... there was three shopping carts full of basketballs. i think pe can be one of those things that helps kids get the confidence to be healthy and stay fit.
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welcome back to "gma." a different story about kim kardashian now. her stunning new look. the reality star dropping nearly 70 pounds after giving birth. just a few months ago. sara is here with how she did it. hey, sara. >> hey, lara, kim looks amazing and now she's opening up in "people" magazine about her incredible weight loss journey and who is inspiring her to stick with it. every new mom including reality star kim kardashian knows just how hard it is to shed post-baby weight. >> i'm way skinnier than last time and way healthier than last time. >> you're eating beignets three times a day. >> reporter: now the mother of two has shed nearly 70 pounds since giving birth in december to son saint. her inspiration, turns out it's her little sister khloe who lost 40 pounds.
in an exclusive interview with "people" magazine, kim says, i saw her naked two days ago changing, and i was, oh, my god, you are my body icon. she's never been more on fire. khloe recently posted a video of herself working out in a sauna suit with her trainer. >> that was so hard today, but we made it back safe we want you guys to know. >> reporter: 35-year-old kim reveals she's trimmed down through the atkins 40 plan eating 1800 calories a day including a lot of fish and turkey. in her quest to lose weight kim emphasizes that food goes hand in hand with fitness. i think dieting is so important to weight loss whereas i didn't really ever think that before. both kim and khloe prove it takes a lot to keep up with these kardashians. kim says the great thing about her diet is it doesn't leave her feeling deprived and she still enjoys snacks like trail mix with m&ms and peanuts which sounds amazing right now. back to you, lara. >> thank you, sara. and joining us now to talk
about it is abc news chief women's health correspondent dr. jen ashton, author of the new book "eat this, not that when you're expecting," so i want to ask you, what is your advice on diet and weight loss while you're pregnant and after pregnancy. >> so this is actually one of the hottest topics because we know it's not only not okay to gain 70 pounds during a pregnancy, it's not recommended. there are risks for mother and baby. they include an increase in inflammation for both mom and fetus and then for the offspring metabolic programming problems, decreased i.q., early onset obesity, blood pressure, and the list goes on and on. this is why i wrote the book to help women avoid this situation and really they should be eating for you, not for two. >> some women would say you can't help it, 70 pounds is not something they wanted to gain. some women say it's a free for all. >> not medically ideal. >> not ideal at all. what do you think about this sauna suit? >> it's not the key to weight
loss and i don't think it's safe. there are risks involved. all you're taking off there is water weight. but, look, motivation, whether it's a sister or a friend, that's good. eating a low carb, high protein healthy diet is good. kim has a celebrity trainer, harley pasternak. all about the cardio and the resistance training. there is no magic here. >> there is no magic. >> it's hard work and it takes time. it took you nine months to gain the weight. you've got to give yourself time to take it off. >> boom, there it is. >> boom, sister. >> all right. congrats on the new book. dr. jen, we're going to get outside right now to ginger. >> thank you, lara. look at this crowd. i love a good summer crowd in times square. the party is starting but it was going hard in wyoming. let's look at this video out of southeastern wyoming, hail to baseball-size hail and look at the heat building in the middle of the nation. this is going to be a big story this week. heat >> good monday morning. i am meteorologist mike nicco. drizzle through 8:00. for by. at sock at coast we will see sunshine but for the coast,
there will be lingering clouds, summer breakthrough friday. today, 50s low 60s language the coast and san francisco, and mid-60s to low 70s around the bay, and mid-to-upper 70s inland. clouds are coming back, drizzle and temperatures in the 50s again. look at temperature, back to. a on friday and saturday, and could get hot on s >> coming up, our mission makeover is under way. the big reveal just moments from now and, of course, we're live in cleveland. the republican national convention. trevor noah with us live.
good morning. i'm natasha zouves from the abc 7 morning news. yesterday's shooting in baton rouge that left three police officers dead has bay area departments on edge. san jose police department released a statement demanding officers be provided with proper staffing and equipment. in san francisco, the police officers association said it will not let baton rouge drive a wedge between law enforcement and its community? oakland, police have been double staffing patrol cars. let's get an update on the commute with sue hall. >> checking in with mass transit options, no problems this morning on the buses. all 58 b.a.r.t. trains are on time. a slice delay for ace train five minute delay there.
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we're back on the roof. little drizzle now and then. it will be over by 10:00. temperatures this the mid-50s and low 60s showing up. as far as our forecast in the 60s in the coast. 70s inland and breezy this afternoon. temperatures are going to remain below average through wednesday. back to average on friday and saturday. pretty hot on saturday.
another abc 7 news update in 30 minutes and always on our news app an welcome back to "gma." we are here inside the quicken loans arena right here in cleveland for the republican convention. it is empty now. in a few hours it is going to fill up and kicks off in just a little bit. >> melania trump, the headliner tonight along with senator joni ernst and retired lieutenant general michael flynn. some of tonight's big speakers. 50,000 people are in town and cleveland is ready. just a month after lebron james and the cavs brought home the nba championship trophy. >> it's been a very big year for cleveland. big year as well for all the late night comedians this election season. we're here with trevor noah right now and we'll show you a clip of what they've been talking about this year. >> over the course of about 12 hours yesterday, we saw what a
mess this race has become and also how lucky the two nominees are, because what's now clear is that both hillary clinton and donald trump are running against the only person who they could possibly beat. [ laughter ] >> a lot of truth right there. let's take a look. chris connelly is taking a look at some of your greatest hits from this year. >> for a lot of americans this election is the choice between two terrible options. it's like going to the break room and seeing the only snacks left are half a plain doughnut and a racist. >> reporter: across the political spectrum, late night tv hosts have upped their election year game. their zingers finding online audiences too. >> trump is the nominee. ah, just going to get comfortable for a second. >> younger audiences are really engaging with them on facebook and on twitter. >> a little bit of a truth trump slipped out. trumpian truth when you tell the truth who you are trying to papdzer. that's what that is. >> me interviewing me is a great idea. >> are you familiar with man
splaining? >> oh. >> do you know what that is? >> yeah, that's when a man explains something to a woman in a patronizing way. >> actually it's when a man explains something to a woman in a condescending way. but you were close. >> reporter: expert impersonation 1rs lifted "snl" sketches. >> remember when i told everyone to top talking about your damn e-mail. what a schmuck. i know. i know. stupid. >> reporter: in a campaign year where the rhetoric has gone where few ever imagined. >> and you know what they say about men with small hands. >> look at those hands. are they small hands? i guarantee you there's no problem. i guarantee it. >> reporter: trump has seemed impervious to the barrage of barbs hurled his way. >> he's saying he could build a wall at 40% of what it would cost others which i would say is an insane magic trick if i thought his tiny fingers could wrap all the way around a magic wand. >> black people supporting trump? i -- i -- i -- >> do you know how wrong you
have to be for a pope to dislike you? >> i've said a few things about you over the years. >> i would say. >> that are, you know, in polite company are perhaps unforgivable. >> almost. and some nice things. >> reporter: the gop convention getting under way this week one thing seems certain. >> we know by now this is the craziest election americans have ever seen. >> reporter: for "good morning america," chris connelly, abc news, new york. >> and trevor noah, host of "the daily show" is back with us. definitely the craziest election we've ever seen. can't complain about lack of material. this is your first convention? >> this is my first convention. i feel like it's america's first convention. let's be honest, this is the first convention of its kind, the first convention where the nominee is taking the party away from the people that are voting. >> it's his party. you're right about that. >> we have seen you laughing along and watching that and a lot of funny moments but how do you also strike the balance because there's so many serious events that are taking place.
how do you strike that balance? >> i think what you do, try to find what the funny is there for you, try to find the catharsis, try to find that release because the truth is you'd be crying every day if you weren't laughing. what is happening just in this campaign alone i wouldn't be shocked if republicans aren't trying to make jokes about it because they're losing the party and the country is going into disarray. you have to find a reason to laugh. it is madness and you have to point out the madness. >> and you guys are going to be trying something new this year. you're going to be going live every night after the convention. >> we'll be live on thursdays after the speeches so that will be cool. i don't like to go live every single night because i think sometimes a bit of measure is nice. you know, i don't want to have a hot take. i don't want to have a show that comes up, what do you think live? i think what just happened now, i see so much of that on the news and go sometimes, it's nice to go let me think about it. spend a day and give you my opinion. >> but it is the first late night take on it. >> yep. >> and, you know, you have -- what we saw in chris connelly's piece, a lot are doing late night. any pressure being the first one up? >> i don't think so.
i don't think so. we're here in cleveland for a reason. we're experiencing this and we're like storm chasers, but we chase jokes and this is going to be one of the biggest joke stages in the country. it's a dangerous joke but a joke nonetheless. that's why we're here so i think all of the pressure goes away because we're in cleveland experiencing it just like you are. >> how do you put your stamp on it? you say you want to find the funny but you're trying to make some points. >> yes. well, you try to make sense of it. that's what you're trying to do. you're trying to point out the fallacies and the madness, i mean everything -- you know, every single day becomes a new highlight. let's look at trump's vp announcement, which was really trump announcing himself as vp. he genuinely wanted to announce himself and, unfortunately, he had to say pence and look at that entire speech, he basically sat there denouncing everything pence believed in before introducing him. how is this normal? how is nobody stopping everyone going this is not a normal campaign? these are not normal things. >> i guess we learned this morning he almost picked his daughter. >> i know. we heard that. >> i would have put money on
that had you asked me that. i would have put money but i was told you are crazy for thinking that. that won't happen and i realized maybe crazy is the right way to think of this. >> what we're looking forward is the release of your autobiography this fall, and we're going to learn more about you growing up in south africa. what more can you tell us about it? >> it's an exciting book growing up with my mom during apartheid at a time when you couldn't have interracial couples or you couldn't have interracial families and growing up in a world where we were told we weren't allowed to be anything greater than what we were and just that relationship. love overcoming obstacles and just fun stories that made me who i am today. it's just getting to know me and the world i grew up in. >> it's going to be great to read. thanks for joining us this morning. >> thank you, guys. good luck. >> to you, as well. yeah. all right, "the daily show" with trevor noah airs all week and as he said it'll be live on thursday, comedy central, it's the only late night show originating from both cities and conventions this year. >> and we are going to be here all week long in a big way, as well. "gma," "world news,"
"nightline," every day, also we have our special reports at 10:00 p.m. every night, 10:00 eastern, our whole political team will be here with that and we're going to go gavel-to-gavel on our livestream channel and back to new york with lara and jesse. >> thank you so much, robin and george and we're here now with zoe saldana, she is back in the new "star trek: beyond" taking charge as lieutenant uhura in the highly anticipated sequel. here's a look. aah. >> aaagh! >> ooh. >> and we're so lucky to have zoe saldana with us. you said you hadn't seen it yet. >> no, i haven't seen the movie because i missed the london tail end of the press tour, but i'm going to see it in comic-con.
i'm so excited. >> what i can tell you is, and you know, there is so much action. >> there is. >> in this movie. how exhausted were you all as a cast at the end of every day filming? >> well, i thought i was going to be relieved of my stunt duties on this movie because my twins had only been six months old when i went back to work, and my body was still getting back to its shape, and i didn't want to overdo it with it and i remember telling simon and doug who were the writers of the movie, take it easy on me. i don't want to do any stunts and i walked in that day and there was like this stunt, i see this woman that looks just like me walking past, and i'm like, wait, wait, there is a stunt somewhere. nobody is telling me, but it ended up being super easy and doable. >> at least you saw a double. >> yeah. but i ended up doing my own stunt, which was pretty cool, yeah. >> you did? >> yeah. >> you mentioned your babies. >> yes. >> how are the twin boys? >> yes. >> how are they? how is it juggling being a mom
of twin boys and a movie star? >> it's hard. i wish i can say that it's easy. i know that a lot of moms and fathers will identify, it's difficult to part with them but i constantly remind myself that the best example i can give them is for them to see their parents like fighting for their dreams. >> that's right. >> obviously you're very busy because you're a part of three huge franchises. >> i couldn't have planned it better. i'm telling you. >> "star trek," "avatar" and guardians of the galaxy." what is your fascination with all these futuristic space galaxy movies? >> i was raised by a mom who is a little sci-fi buff and my sisters and i were not the conventional little girls, we were always into the infinite possibilities that the universe may offer and that kept me always so curious about space. >> well, you mentioned little girls. so i would like to bring out our mini uhura. >> oh, my gosh. >> she is a number one fan of yours. her name is camilla. hi, camilla. will you come out? i understand you have a question
for our friend zoe. >> uh-huh. >> would you look at her and ask her? >> what's your question? >> when will you be captain of the starship? >> that's right. great question. >> high-fives. >> that's a fantastic question. i mean, i would love to be captain. i feel like in this movie in particular because we're all split, like the crew is split based on what, you know, the catastrophes that the "enterprise" may have to endure that we all play captain in our own right trying to get ourselves back together and save as many lives as we can, so i think i did get a little glimpse of playing captain in this movie and i loved it. i loved it. >> that's a good question. you could take my job. that was a very good question. >> and you know what, just remember captain is just a title. it's more about the action. how you deliver. that's right. thanks, camilla. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. >> want to give zoe a hug. or a high-five? >> can i? >> we want to say thank you very much.
always so great to have you. >> oh, my gosh. >> it was nice to talk to her. live long and prosper. >> live long and prosper. [ applause ] >> you guys, check it out, "star trek: beyond" opens nationwide on friday. >> you're so beautiful. >> thank you. >> stay here. we'll talk more. we'll go outside first to say, ginger, take it away. >> live long and prosper. we also want to say live long and prosper to mor-mor and por-por. in atlanta. this is their picture right before their wedding. here they are now enjoying something in a hot tub. they're living it up, aren't they? talking about heat and of course we'll get to that. storms out in parts of the great lakes and plains this morning. that cold front will move east and along with it will come potential for severe storms in places like central pennsylvania up through western new york. you'll want to look out for that later this afternoon and evening. and a quick look at what's happening west to east across
>> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco. check out day planner. drizzle dry by 9:00. clouds at cost this afternoon. in the 60. the rest of us in the 60s and 70s. my seven-day forecast shows the heat returns this >> >> this weather report brought to you by target and coming up, it's mission makeover with these two. it's a big reveal. we've got it and also an exclusive peek at one of the hottest movies of the fall. "the magnificent seven" starring denzel washington, chris pratt and more. it hits theaters september 23rd and the stars have a special message for you. take a look. >> good morning, america. >> good morning, america. >> i'm chris pratt. >> i'm denzel washington. >> check out the new trailer, "the magnificent seven." >> why are you here? >> i'm fighting someone else's fight. >> these people deserve their lives back. >> just make sure we're fighting the battle in front of us, not the battle behind. >> every man got the right to choose where he dies. >> we have nowhere else to go so --
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♪ time to get the chains out ♪ back now with the big reveal of our mission makeover. rachel smith and frankie grande from amazon style code live have been hard at work all morning long giving a new mom the style transformation of her life and now we're about to show you how it all turned out. >> this is a great makeover because both sara and i know how it feels. you just become a mom and have a little funk going on. this is ellie and these are patty's family members with us. she needed a little style makeover. >> she needed a little something. it's been -- you know, she's let herself go a little bit so we wanted to do something. it's awesome. >> it's the perfect time in l e life, and we are about to see this perfect time revealed. patty, come on out. [ cheers and applause ] >> patty. >> oh, my god. >> this is the first time you're seeing yourself. >> yes.
>> what's the immediate feeling? >> wow. my hair. i love it. i love the outfit. i love my makeup. my eyes, wow. i feel good. >> and i know you have ellie a couple -- how old is she? >> 2 months. >> you look amazing, by the way. >> thank you. >> you needed to show this off. come on back over here. i want you to come on right over here. because not only was this the surprise but i'm sure making you feel awesome. >> beautiful and very happy. >> we had a little extra surprise that has actually got caught in traffic and that would be your husband nate. >> oh. >> he's moments from here but he's on skype right now. [ cheers and applause ] >> oh, my gosh. hi. it's our anniversary. >> and that's why we did it too so it's to celebrate your anniversary. i'm sure -- i don't know that nate can hear us and talk. but if he can, what do you think? >> i can hear. >> how does she look? >> i think she looks awesome. >> thank you. i can't wait to see. >> so beautiful. >> she is.
>> he said i didn't need a makeover. that is what a good husband should say. >> nate, we can't wait to see you. we'll greet straight to that >> let me see what they did. >> frankie, rachel. >> she had a long ponytail so what we did is chopped that off to get rid of dead ends and have this nice haircut which shows off her beautiful jaw line and she can always show off her decolletage too and makeup, we just added a pop of color to her lips really like made her come alive and smoky eye with a sensible cat eye situation, very on trend and easy to do at home like something you said you have never done before but now you want to try. so, rachel, talk about fashion. >> yeah, totally so to complement the new look with the hair and the makeup, look, guys, underpinning is the key to basics, they get a bad rap but great for all shapes and sizes, convertible bra and spanx and orange, this brilliant orange dress that she's rocking.
fitted sheath dress. under 100 bucks, it's got ruching here which is key which will nip and tuck and have this illusion of giving you what you need in all the right places. >> she looks amazing. [ cheers and applause ] >> and new sandals. [ cheers and applause ] >> looking great. >> you guys, great job. congratulations. happy anniversary and we're going to be right back. yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. >> you look beautiful.
welcome back, everyone. you know "star wars" fans have a whole lot to celebrate and we told you earlier about the new han solo and now the cast and crew of "rogue one: a star wars story" is sharing behind-the-scenes secrets of the stand-alone film ahead of its december release, and abc's clayton sandell has more. >> reporter: the han solo movie
is part of a new spin-off called "star wars stories." the first spinoff called "rogue one" takes place between episodes 3 and 4. >> jyn erso. >> reporter: felicity jones plays the leader of a rebel team trying to steal plans to the death star. >> may the force be with us. >> reporter: the same plans luke skywalker later uses to blow it up. >> she is an absolute survivor and she is thrown into a situation that she isn't expecting in any way. >> reporter: the film also stars diego luna and alan tudyk as a droid and academy award winner forest whitaker. >> i've been a "star wars" fan since i saw the beginning, i like the concepts, good, evil, light, dark. >> reporter: it puts the war into "star wars" and spoiler alert, it's possible not everyone makes it out alive. >> they will confront things that may result in a little bit of sadness but a lot of hope. >> reporter: but the biggest news in all that new "rogue one" footage, the return of this guy.
that's right, darth vader is back. >> you certainly realize when suddenly you start to do a shot and you look on the monitor and you get goose bumps again. >> he is a very passive/aggressive man. >> reporter: "rogue one"'s other secrets are locked up tight. >> i do want to tell you everything except i really don't. >> reporter: for now. clayton sandell, abc news, london. [ cheers and applause ] >> "star wars story" is set to hit theaters in december. i know a lot of you are wondering where it fits in the time line.
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now from abc 7 news. >> good morning. i'm natasha zouves with the abc 7 morning news. mike nicco is tracking the forecast. hey, mike. >> hi, everybody. we will start with the current conditions a lot of cloud cover and drizzle along the coast in to san francisco. 50s and 60s. on the way to 60s and 70s this afternoon. ten degrees cooler than average. this weather will hang around until wednesday and slowly warm and back to average by sunday and a big warmth surge for sunday. we are looking at the east shore freeway. 80 westbound. ung see the cars are cleared to the right shoulder. an accident that was in the lane and traffic is fairly stacked up. red is slow. obviously green is good. a new accident on west 24 near fish ranch road blocking this left lane.
>> thank you so much, sue. time for live with kelly and we will be back at 11:00 a.m. >> it's "live! with kelly." today, from the film, "star trek beyond," zoe saldana. and from the drama series, "unreal," craig bierko. plus, you'll meet the winner of the all-american soapbox derby. also, host of "watch what happens live," andy cohen takes a seat at the co-host desk. all next on "live." [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] >> and now, here are kelly ripa and andy cohen! [cheers and applause] ♪