This week we're getting reactions and stories from our voices who knew Sen. John McCain. We check in with our voices in Egypt and Iraq and let them share their memories of John McCain. Then, the North Korea talks are off. This week, Pompeo pulled out of the talks with the kid dictator after reports surfaced that showed the nuclear secession was not happening. The US is calling out China and North Korea claims the US was planning an invasion. We speak to our resident missile defense analyst Riki Ellison and get his take on the turn of events. Finally, on Change Is Hard, President Trump weighs in on CIH valedictorian Philip Mudd. What did he say? Exactly what we said last week. Also, Serena Williams caused a stir at the French Open because of her Black Panther superhero spandex.
We're headed South of the border this morning where the Trump administration is re-negotiating NAFTA. After the latest election in Mexico, is the Trump administration attempting to shove this through before Obrador takes office? We'll check in with Jorge in Mexico and find out what he thinks the motivations are behind these negotiations. Then, we check in on the Af-Pak theater where reports of ISIS are surfacing more and more. Are they really building facilities after being kicked out of their Middle East stronghold? We check in with two voices in the region. Finally, on Change Is Hard, our favorite CIA analyst goes ape on CNN. He's fake cried and dropped the n-bomb on national television but you've never seen him commandeer a show like he did on Friday.
It's been a big week for sanctions. President Trump imposed sanctions on Iran. They're the same sanctions that were in place before the infamous nuclear deal. Is this the best way to deal with Iran? We speak to our Iranian voice and find out if he agrees with Trump's sanctions. Trump also imposed steel and aluminum tariffs on Turkey. Why was this decision made all of a sudden? Will this help to bolster American security in the region? We'll speak to our Turkish voice and get his perspective. Finally, on Change Is Hard, we're going to show how smart Don Lemon says he is. That's right, Lemon responded to Trump's tweets the only way he knows how: by reminding viewers that he's not dumb.
President Trump revives the plan for an Arab alliance of Sunni Muslim countries against Iran. Is it a good idea for the United States to step into the fray and unite the Middle East against a common enemy? We speak to our Egyptian voice and find out what people in the region are saying about the Trump Administration's plan for a Middle East Strategic Alliance. Then, we're headed to Venezuela where the first consumer-grade drone strike against a world leader has taken place. Someone flew a drone packed with explosives into a military ceremony in an attempt to kill President Maduro. How close did the drone get and who is behind it? We'll explore the fallout from yesterday's parade. Finally, LeBron James is doing it for the kids on Don Lemon and Jim Acosta is still crying on Change Is Hard. Stay tuned for some CIH bonus material that saves the environment one turtle at a time.