The CITIZEN by CNN conference in New York City has wrapped up for day.
Here were the highlights from the day's discussions:
- "Late Night” host Seth Meyers on President Trump: Meyers told CNN’s Jake Tapper his comedy show became more political after Trump was elected, and more often than not completely changes last minute.
- Intelligence community members react to Trump's attacks: Former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe said Trump’s attacks on institutions, including the intelligence community, have had a “chilling effect” and are “incredibly damaging.” He said US national security “depends in large part on the courage and integrity of analysts to come forward” with information.
- What Anita Hill said about Joe Biden: Hill said she's "ready to hold Joe Biden accountable" for his role in leading the confirmation hearing of now-Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, whom she publicly accused of sexual harassment nearly 30 years ago. Biden oversaw Thomas' confirmation hearings, during which Hill testified that Thomas had sexually harassed her. In April, Biden told ABC he believed Hill did not get a fair hearing and was not treated well, and said he took responsibility.
- Bill Weld on Trump: The former Republican governor of Massachusetts called Trump a "reckless man" who is "endangering our Constitutional scheme." Weld, who is challenging Trump in the 2020 race, said that he supports removing the President from office.
- White House adviser defends Trump's trade strategy: White House trade adviser Peter Navarro downplayed the pain from the US-China trade war and stressed the need to stay unified against China. "We are dealing with a strategic rival — and they are trying to buckle our knees," Navarro told CNN's Jim Sciutto.