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isis in syria. brianna. >> thank you so much. thank you so much for spending time with us here in "the situation room." outfront next, donald trump on a major victory lap, even talking about his vp pick. plus sanders accusing trump of racism against obama. new details tonight about the uber driver charged with killing six strangers. what he is saying to investigators behind closed doors tonight. let's go "outfront." good evening. i'm erin burnett. outfont tonight, a quote, bombshell, in trump's taxes. that's what mitt romney is cl m
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claiming tonight. >> we have good reason to believe that there's a bombshell in donald trump's taxes. either he's not anywhere near as wealthy as he says he is or he hasn't been paying the kind of taxes we would expect him to pay or perhaps he hasn't been giving money to the vets or to the disabled like he's been telling us he's been doing. >> at this moment, trump firing back on twitter saying mitt romney who blew an election that should have been won is now playing tough guy. this battle coming as trump is celebrating a massive win in nevada and calls to grow him are growing louder tonight. the washington post editorial board calling on trump -- tonight, two mainstream republicans, a congressman from donald trump's home state, both of them are outfront. one of them endorsed trump today. the other backing rubio and says
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trump is a terrible move. i'm going to speak to them both in just a moment, but jim aacosa is outfront in las vegas. trump is celebrating today. >> reporter: absolutely, erin. he's still celebrating. he's predicting more wins next week on super tuesday. even though he only has a fraction of the delegates at this point, trump is sounding like he's already measuring the drapes in the oval office. donald trump's first campaign event after his win in nevada says it all. >> thank you, everybody. >> reporter: eyeing the bible belt states up for grabs on tuesday next week trump appealed to christian conservatives by sitting down with pat robertson. trump talked about forgiveness, perhaps even for rival ted cruz. >> i can forgive somebody for
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things that were said that were lies. i have to be a good person today, at least for the next hour or so. >> reporter: he's envisioning his days in the white house. the political outsider saying he would want a political insider as his vice president. >> i want somebody who is political because i want to get lots of great legislation that we all want passed. >> reporter: and strong conservatives for the supreme court. >> pro-life. starts with that. starts with that. very conservative, very smart. i mean like judge scalia. he was a perfect representative. >> reporter: on day one of a trump administration, the gop frontrunner vows he'll scrap obamacare, improve veterans health care, and end the president's actions to slow the undocumented. >> people are allowed to pour into our country like swiss cheese.
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>> reporter: five times the number of delegates as his nearest rivals. >> the establishment, the media, the special interest, the lobbyists, the donors, they're all against me. >> reporter: trump is also running a new ad warning the d.c. establishment is out to get him and he's making the case republicans should consider how he's expanding the party and get on board. >> we have won with highly educated. we won with poorly educated. i love the poorly educated. you know what i'm really happy about because i've been saying it for a long time? 46% with the hispanics. 46% with hispanics. number one where hispanics. >> reporter: the contenders insist the race is far from over. >> we can't get this wrong. we can't be fooled by p.t. barnum. the time for the clowns and the acrobats and the dancing bears
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has passed. >> reporter: marco rubio is urging supporters to pick a candidate who can actually win in november. >> we can't just elect someone that's angry. >> reporter: he's just begun sparring with the gop's last standard bearer, mitt romney. in response to romney's comment that there may be a bombshell lurking in his tax returns, he tweeted it was the former massachusetts governor who sought out his endorsement years ago and he was so awkward he couldn't win. it is an odd fight for mitt romney to pick considering his own issue with this struggle years ago. outfront tonight, the first sitting member of congress to endorse trump. congressman collins, thank you so much for being with me.
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>> happy to be with you. >> your party 2012 nominee is speaking out against trump. i want to play for you, congressman, what he said tonight. >> we have good reason to believe that there's a bombshell in donald trump's taxes. either he's not anywhere near as wealthy as he says he is or he hsn't been paying the kind of taxes we would expect him to pay or perhaps he hasn't been giving money to the vets or to the disabled like he's been telling us he's been doing. >> congressman, when you hear that, mitt romney saying there could be a bombshell in donald trump's taxes, are you worried? could romney be right? >> erin, it's not my place to address that issue, but i will tell you the time is now for america to reclaim its past glory as the land of opportunity providing the american dream for our children and grandchildren. donald trump is the individualist president that can lead this country and we reclaim our great state and we provide a
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bright future for our children. i'm looking forward to that debate moving forward. >> donald trump has been in this race for more than eight months now. congressman, you are a lonely man. you are the first sitting member of congress to endorse him and you did it just today. why are you the first? why are you the lonely man? >> well, i'm also someone who has spent three decades in the private sector. i'm an individual that ran with a slogan elect a chief executive, not a chief politician. we took our county from number 62 out of 62 to number 1 out of 62 in three years. myself as a political outsider, elect a chief executive, not a chief politician. i can absolutely identify with
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donald trump and his private sector experience, and i'm very confident that the cabinet he puts together would be the best cabinet ever assembled in the united states. >> why did it take you so long to come to this conclusion and do you think more of your colleagues will endorsement donald trump s? >> let's start with we need a chief executive, not a chief politics. he has spent 40 years running a very complex enterprise. i will tell you early on jeb bush supporter, chief executive of the state of florida. jeb bush has pulled out as you know. would have a great president. his campaign never caught fire. when i look at the guy who has been signing the front of a paycheck, not the back of a paycheck, is donald trump. as a chief executive with the
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experience he has and my own background coming out of the private sector, very comfortable endorsing him today. for those americns who want a brighter future for their children and grandchildren, it is the donald trump train they need to be on. >> thank you very much, congressman. >> erin, happy to be with you. >> i appreciate your time tonight. now i want to go to congressman king. congressman king has endorsed marco rubio. congressman, i know you do not agree when it comes to donald trump. you heard your fellow congressman from new york. he supports trump. you heard him. donald trump would build the best cabinet ever assembled. and you say? >> i have a great regard for chris collins, but on this issue we disagree. marco rubio is clearly the best candidate to lead the country, lead the party, and to lead the country. to me national security and homeland security are the key issues and no one has more knowledge, more experience, or is able to discuss and debate the issues of homeland security
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and national security than marco rubio. donald trump quite frankly when it comes to foreign policy, i don't see a coherent foreign policy from him and for that matter even a homeland security policy. as for ted cruz, i think he's damaged goods right now. he reached his high water mark in south carolina. right now it is a two-man race, marco rubio and donald trump. marco rubio is clearly the better choice. >> there was an editorial board calling on your fellow gop leaders -- they call specifically on house speaker paul ryan, george w. bush, to come out and speak out against trump. they write in part, if mr. trump is to be stopped, now is the time for leaders of conscious to say they will not and cannot support him and to do what they can to stop him. congressman, are those leaders failing your party by not speaking out? >> well, i think the leaders should take a stand.
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i think the stand should be this is now a two-man race. if they don't believe donald trump should be the nominee, the only way to go is to support marco rubio. that's why i'm supporting him. marco rubio is the person to do it. as far as the leaders, sooner or later they'll have to take a stand. if they wait too long, this race could be over. it's now effect live a two-man race. >> are you concerned donald trump with his biggest margin ever last night in nevada, he got over 49% -- there's a lot of people who are going to like trump even more. >> donald trump breaks all the rules of politics. i'm not going to get into that. as long as it is a three, four, five-man race, donald trump has the upper hand. once it becomes a two-man race and everyone acknowledges that, then it will be a different story. >> you talk about chris collins. you respect him. you disagree on this issue.
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he endorsed jeb bush and switched to donald trump. you talk about it being a two-man race, but of course marco rubio has not yet won a state. is it possibly too late? >> no, it's never too late. to me, right now the fact again marco rubio has gone past ted cruz -- ted cruz, his high water mark is south carolina. he's damaged goods. his record on integrity has hurt him badly within the party. to me, marco rubio is the only one. go for the better man. the better man is clearly senator rubio. >> i appreciate your time. good to talk to you again. cruz scores his highest profile endorsement yet, but just don't ask him about his losing streak. >> i'm curious how many
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reporters asked marco rubio after losing four states in a row. when do you drop out when you haven't won a state? jim clyburn says hillary clinton is right that there is a double standard for her and he makes his case outfront. a big name and a possible nominee for the supreme court. can republicans afford to say no or did they just get outfoxed by president obama? my computer's dying again. you'll need to email us so we can issue you a ticket. but you're right here. it's protocol. or, you can try staples tech services next day guarantee. it's fast and done right. i'll do that instead. that's not protocol marsha. in by noon, out by 5 the next day. staples. make more happen. think of it as a seven seat for an action packed thriller.
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new tonight, ted cruz shifting his attention to his home state of texas. for cruz, he is counting on a home field advantage to cut into trump's growing lead into the delegate race. 82 pledged to 17 for ted cruz. the big question though is whether cruz can deliver texas. >> reporter: it is now make or break for ted cruz. >> georgia, massachusetts, minnesota. >> reporter: super tuesday with super sized stakes for his campaign and a major test. can he win his own home state of texas? >> super tuesday will be the single most important day of this entire presidential election.
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>> reporter: texas governor greg abbott. >> the state of texas has an opportunity to play a texas-sized role in this primary. >> reporter: but cruz is now facing a flood of new questions and today was defensive about his path forward. >> i'm curious how many reporters asked marco rubio after losing four states in a row, so when do you drop out when you haven't won a state. to win, you've got to win states. you've got to win delegates. >> reporter: beneath the surface, there are some warning signs for campaign. the wind hasn't been at his back since his iowa win last month. he only placed third last night. after third place finishes in south carolina and new hampshire and there have been stumbles, a staff shakeup. cruz firing his communications director for distributing a false video about marco rubio
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and a growing awareness that the label liar -- >> he is the single biggest liar i've ever met in my life. >> reporter: -- could be starting to have impact. his core base of support showing some cracks. trump beating him among evangelicals in south carolina. on the ground in his home state of texas today -- >> come and take it. >> reporter: cruz reciting classic texas fighting words. >> the enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion. i have answered the demand with a cannon shot. >> reporter: ready for his next war. >> i shall never surrender or retreat. >> reporter: cruz does have a big advantage in his financial strength. the cruz campaign says that makes him fully equipped for a
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potentially long battle ahead, especially if the nominating process continues on for a few months. >> outfront now, the former senior adviser to mike huckabee's campaign and ben ferguson. ben, let me start with you down in texas. ted cruz predicting victory. can he delivery? >> yes, i think he can. i think he had a huge endorsement today that means an awful lot in this state. the governor is loved here. he is a super star. in many ways the endorsement that rubio received in south carolina. ted cruz is up in the polls in texas and rubio was not in south carolina, so i think this will continue to help him have that lead. ted cruz is loved in this state a lot like donald trump is being loved at his rallies. when ted cruz goes out, people come around him. he is a rock star in this state. i think this will help him
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tremendously to win this state. he has to win this state. there's no doubt about it. >> hogan, you don't buy it. >> i think ted cruz has to win the state of texas. governor abbott is a very big endorsement for him. here's the problem. he's not as well liked as in his own home state as marco rubio. it's a statistical dead heat. that spells bad news for him. here's another thing. ted cruz ruffled a lot of feathers when he decided to run for senate in texas. made a lot of people angry and now he has a record. he's done nothing for the state of texas. i don't know that it's going to push him over the top to win the state. ben is right. he is probably going to win the state, but donald trump is going to make a big push there and has a chance to upset him. if he upsets him there, ted cruz is absolutely finished. >> go ahead, ben. >> ted cruz is the outsider in texas that donald trump is claiming to be nationwide. when he ran here, he ran against
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the establishment and won. he still has that around him here. for this idea that somehow he's not liked here and haven't done anything here, the people of texas feel like he's done an awful lot for them. all across the state he has a ground game here. you can see more volunteers showing up as this race has gotten tighter because they want to make sure that he, the senator from the state, wins this state. >> he ought to. he's from texas. if it doesn't, it spells doom for him for sure. >> a lot of attacks on his character from donald trump and marco rubio. >> and ben carson. >> this guy ted cruz is the single biggest liar i have ever dealt with in my life. i mean it. he will lie about anything. >> he's been lying because if you say something that isn't true and you say it over and
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over and over again, there's no other word for it. >> he lies more than any other human being i've dealt with. and he holds up the bible and then he lies. then he holds up the bible again and then he lies. >> ted cruz has just been telling lies. >> is cruz's character as bad as they're making it out to be, hogan? >> well, it's not good. how many times in washington do you look at someone and say they're being loose with the facts or a little bit dishonest about my record? donald trump looked at some on the debate stage and said you are a liar. it shows it worked and polling showed it worked because all the other candidates began saying the exact same thing. everyone from ben carson and marco rubio's surrogates. it's starting to stick.
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you see it has he continues to trickle down in the polls and not up. >> just because you call someone a liar doesn't mean it is true. you're talking about a candidate that says marco rubio is not an american citizen and ted cruz is not an american citizen and they can't run for the white house. if you want to talk about lying, one, it's a total slam. it's a smart one if you don't care about morals or ethics in politics. donald trump has made it clear he will say anything to win this election. it doesn't mean that rubio is not eligible for the white house. it doesn't mean ted cruz is a liar because you call him that. people in this state and a lot of evangelicals in this state do not believe ted cruz is a liar. >> when you parade yourself around as the paragon of christian virtue, you better be pretty airtight on certain things and ted cruz is not. he's been caught lying multiple times now. it's a reputation.
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that's what hurts him moving through -- ben, he was up seven points over marco rubio with five days to go in south carolina and he lost to him. that's unbelievable. >> i wish you had the same venom for donald trump's lies as you do for implying that you don't like ted cruz. i understand you don't like ted cruz. that's fine, but let's not have a double standard here. he's not walking around here and acting as if he is jesus. yes, he is an evangelical christian that went to washington and did what he said what he was going to do. he didn't go to washington and play the game like marco rubio did. let's be clear about that. when he went there, he made it very clear i'm going to go and stand up for tea party conser conservative values. they were not popular in the senate.
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he stood up for values. he's never flip-flopped on partial birth abortion like trump has done. why don't you use that same logic towards trump and rubio that you're using towards ted cruz? it's a double standard. >> we still fund obamacare and planned parenthood. we still have syrian refugee relocation. he's in the senate and he said he would stop it and he didn't. he is talking about things he would do. he's got zero to show for it. >> hogan, as a senator he said i will go and fight to repeal obamacare. that's what he did as a senator. as a senator, you know this. you can only fight for it. he didn't say he was going to go up there and be the president. he said he was going to be a senator and fight against it. that's a man who has character and fights for his word. more than rubio did. >> you built d coalitions to ge
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things accomplished. if i g >> gentlemen, thank you both. thank you both. ben, i'll be down in texas with you tomorrow. hogan, talking to you soon. thanks to both. outfront next, jim clyburn on why republicans are vowing to block the supreme court nominee. >> when they're saying anything about race, it's usually about race. >> plus, the victory speech heard around the world. >> we won with highly educated. we won with poorly educated. i love the poorly educated. and energy to stay healthy. who's with me?! yay! the complete balanced nutrition of great tasting ensure. with 9 grams of protein and 26 vitamins and minerals. ensure. take life in! whose long dayis sheldon setting up the news starts with minor arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day.
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tonight, a major endorsement for hillary clinton. harry reid now officially in clinton's corner. the democratic leader urging his colleagues to get behind her and not bernie sanders. >> all you have to look at what she did after 9/11. she is the woman to be the first president of the united states that's a female.
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>> this comes just three days before another big contest in south carolina. stakes can't be higher. one pledged delegate is all that's between clinton and sa sanders tonight. >> reporter: hillary clinton is not letting her foot off the gas. >> i can't get there without your help. >> reporter: she's keeping her eyes on south carolina and sanders, despite her commanding lead here. >> i believe every election and caucus has to be taken seriously. >> reporter: sanders headed west for missouri and oklahoma. super tuesday contests that could offer friendlier terrain. >> we're going to win some states and lose some states. we're going to have good days. we're going to have bad days. >> reporter: the fight for delegates is just getting started. but clinton is wracking up advantages, including an endorsement today from senate democratic leader harry reid.
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he told cnn it's time for the party to get behind clinton. >> i think the middle class would be better served by hillary. >> reporter: sanders made clear at cnn's presidential town hall he has no intention of giving clinton a pass on paid speeches she's made to big banks like goldman sachs. >> here it is, chris. >> reporter: ask if she'll turn over those speech transcripts, clinton said yes, but only if her republican rivals will do the same. >> why is there one standard for me and not for everyone else? >> reporter: sanders had the last word sending out a tweet, hillary clinton believes republicans should set the standard for disclosures of wall street speeches. aren't we better than that?
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sanders -- >> this is on top of this birther issue which we heard from donald trump and others. a racist effort to try to delegitimize the president of the united states. guess what. nobody has asked for my birth certificate. maybe it's the color of my skin. i don't know. >> reporter: bernie sanders making clear he is fully supportive and loyal to this president. president obama of course is not on the ballot here in south carolina, but he is a central figure in this race. hillary clinton wrapping up a rally right now. tying herself so closely to this president. it is key to getting out the black vote on saturday. more than half of the electorate here is african-american. >> outfront now, a democratic congressman from south carolina, jim clyburn. he has endorsed hillary clinton for president. congressman, thank you so much for being with me tonight.
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hillary clinton said at our town hall last night that she is held to a different standard than everyone else. she said it last time she ran for president. here she is. >> we are still living with a double standard, and i know it. every woman i know knows it. >> i understand that there has been throughout this campaign something of a double standard. i accept it. i love with it. >> what is the double standard? >> i think it's pretty obvious to anybody who has followed it. >> koucongressman, do you belie there's a double standard for hillary clinton? >> absolutely. for all women. when i was growing up and still a little bit, i was always told you're going to have to be twice as good and that's because of the double standard. we know that. the fact of the matter is president obama has been told to a double standard. that's what's going on with the
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supreme court. this stuff is unprecedented. his treatment unprecedented. i think we're going through that. he worked through it and she'll work through it. she's a real fighter. >> you mentioned the supreme court. bernie sanders talked about this at the town hall, specifically about the issue you referred to. republicans vowing to block president obama's supreme court pick and this is what he said. >> and this is on top of this birther issue, which we heard from donald trump and others. a racist effort to try to delegitimize the president of the united states. >> do you think republicans who refuse to consider a nominee of president obama's are doing it because president obama is black? >> i think they're doing it because they have failed to recognize and accept the legitimacy of his presidncy and
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i believe that. that's what the birther thing is all about and that's what a lot of the language you've been hearing from people has been all about. the only reason trump is leading in the polls today, winning all these political contests, is because he is the father of the birther movement in this country. >> so do you specifically think though it is about race? some on the gop say it is about the fact they want a conservative nominee. are you saying that's not the case, that whatever they're saying is about race? >> well, when they're saying anything about race, it's usually about race. that's all i'll say to that. i will say this. we know that there is a
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situation in this country. why don't we just admit that's a problem that we have? we've had that problem ever since we've been a country. let's see what we can do to work through that problem. not keep trying to ignore or pretend it's not there. it's there. we know it's there. let's accept that and let's see what we can do to work through it. if not, let's work around it. >> congressman, your endorsement is very significant for hillary clinton, very significant in the state of south carolina and for many across the country. in 2008, you stayed neutral. bill clinton believed you were to blame for his wife losing south carolina in the race. we've heard the story about him calling you at 2:00 a.m. and said if you bastards want a fight, you've got one.
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>> also in my book i talk about a second telephone that came from bill clinton about two weeks later. in that telephone call he apologized and i accepted his apology and i've been through with it ever since. i've been asked will you tell us what he said. i've said no, i'm not going to tell you, but i'm going to write about it sometime in the future and you can read it. when i did my book, i wrote about it and that's it. >> congressman clyburn, thank you so much for coming outfront with me. >> thank you. outfront next, a new name floated for the supreme court. why republicans are saying it is a struck of genius. disturbing news tonight about the uber driver charged with killing six people at random. we go into the mind of the confessed killer. thinking about what to avoid, where to go... and how to deal with my uc. to me, that was normal. until i talked to my doctor.
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a major development tonight in president obama's search for justice antonin scalia's replacement. brian sandoval, the republican governor of nevada, is under consideration. this puts senate republicans in a pretty tough spot because they said take a hike, obama.
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then he puts out a republican. it gets very confusing. the back and forth here is pretty amazing. this is a popular governor, hispanic governor, republican governor, possible vice presidential candidate for republicans they were talking about. what's going on? >> hey, erin. governor sandoval and his office are saying he has not been in contact with the obama administration on a possible nomination, but here's what we do know. sandoval met with harry reid on monday. a source familiar with that meeting said sandoval was open to being vetted. reid has discussed the possible nomination with the white house and he is being considered among other prospective nominees.
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>> i don't pick the justices, but i know if he were picked, i would support the man. he's a good person. he has a great record and he's been a tremendously good governor in spite of having to deal with some very big problems there. >> now, we don't know, erin, if this is just a trial balloon reid is floating in order to put republicans in a jam over their opposition to any nominee. some republican senators said they would not consider any nominee even if it were a republican. we don't know in the white house is taking sandoval very seriously, but we do know he is under consideration. selecting a moderate republican nominee may put gop senators in a jam, but it may not energize a gop base ahead of the election. >> outfront now, our legal
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analyst jeffrey toobin. district appointee of george w. bush. if president obama were to pick him, that would be possibly brilliant. >> it would be possibly brilliant. it's not going to happen. if it did happen, the republicans would oppose him anyway. >> does that not call them out? this is not about trying to find the right person. you heard jim clyburn say it is about race. >> i don't know if it is about race, but i think mitch mcconnell has been straightforward about this. we want the next president to pick this person. we're having a presidential election. we want to have the next president make this selection. it doesn't matter who president obama picks. he's not going to have a hearing. we're not going to meet with him. yes, that will be a political problem for some republicans, but this seat is too important to senate republicans.
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they're not worried about the embarrassment. >> he is pro-choice. he has said same-sex marriage is a settled issue. >> but he also has said obamacare is intuitiounconstitu. he would be irritating to the democratic base if barack obama considered him. it is suggesting the president is looking in a bipartisan way, he's not rejecting anyone, he's not shutting the door the way the senate republicans are about this nomination, but is he actually going to be nominated? i find that virtually inconceivable. he's not the last name you're going to hear. >> outfront next, inside the mind of the uber driver charged with killing six people. new details tonight about what the confessed killer is saying now behind closed doors.
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breaking news. federal agents telling cnn they've removed 15 guns from the house belonging to the uber driver who has confessed to killing six people at random. we're also learning about the mind-set of jason dalton. a police official revealing what exactly is taking place during
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their interrogations. nick valencia is "outfront." >> reporter: meek and mild mannered. at times even polite. that's how kalamazoo's department of public safety chief describes jason dalton, the man accused of killing six people and critically wounding two others in a shooting rampage that lasted seven hours. the chief says dalton has been completely unaffected while in custody leading investigators to believe the 45-year-old uber driver and father two of with no criminal record just snapped. sergeant jim harrison was the arresting officer. he's received praise for his efforts but harrison tempered the praise to focus on the victims' family. >> hope they can find the peace to know we've found the suspect and stopped him before he could hurt anybody else. >> he was a law-abiding citizen up until the time he pulled the trig or his first victim. >> reporter: he was a regular at the store and gave the manager a one-armed hug when he walked in.
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these surveillance images show dalton just three hours before the shooting spree began buying a jacket designed to hide and carry a handgun. >> just some people that will never give you an indication that they are about to do something horrible. >> reporter: police say by all accounts, dalton was a normal guy. he even showed interest in police work. he attended community college t at kalamazoo valley. there's no record of him having worked as a cop but we know from his neighbors he liked guns and often fired them outside his rural home. the 9 millimeter handgun he allegedly used was purchased and registered legally. however, dalton did not have a permit to carry a concealed weapon. dalton has no history of mental health issues and he wasn't on any medications either. investigators still have not been able to pin down a motive.
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two of his victims remain in the hospital. one of them is a 14-year-old girl who remains in critical condition. >> thank you very much. next, jeanne moos shifts gears to donald trump's many loves. >> i love the muslims. >> and i love them. >> i love the poorly educated. brand in america. rn i hope you like it spicy! get complete protection with the purple pill. the new leader in frequent heartburn. that's nexium level protection. i'm here to get the lady of the house back on her feet. and give her the strength and energy to stay healthy. who's with me?! yay! the complete balanced nutrition of great tasting ensure. with 9 grams of protein and 26 vitamins and minerals. ensure. take life in!
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donald trump has an uncanny ability to love people of all stripes. here's jeanne moos. >> reporter: donald trump is a man in love with love. and we're not just talking about his wife melania. >> i love my kids. i love the bible. the beatles i love. and do we love our vets. i love the eevvangelicals. >> reporter: the latest left some dumbfounded. >> we won with highly educated. we won with poorly educated. instantly #i love the poorly educated started to trend. it ended up on merchandise. mocked on twitter. make america dumb again. but donald seems smitten with various demographics. >> we won with women. i love the women. >> reporter: but why stop at love? >> i cherish women. >> reporter: of course there is geographical love. >> we love nevada! i love iowa. i love las vegas. i love the country.
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>> reporter: and there is passive aggressive love. >> i love protesters. i love "the new york times." it's great. >> reporter: but the kind of love that tends to worry the recipient is often followed by a but -- >> i love the mexican people -- >> i love the muslims -- >> i love china. >> reporter: -- but -- >> they are ripping use. >> reporter: there is one sure way to win trump's affection. >> so kanye weftd, i love him because he loves trump. >> reporter: even when the donald expresses his adoration to a cookie. >> i love oreos. >> and in the next breath. >> i'll never eat them again. >> reporter: he's boycotting nabisco because it shipped some jobs to mexico. it's apparently contagious. >> we love you. >> i love you folks very much. >> reporte >> we love you. >> reporter: to the donald, love is blind. >> i don't know who the hell is in this room, but whoever it is, i love you. i love you. >> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn --
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>> everybody loves me. >> reporter: -- new york. all right. thank you for joining us. we'll see you tomorrow night from houston, the site of cnn's republican presidential debate. "ac 360" starts right now. good evening from houston, texas. tonight, the latest on the race for the white house and my conversation with donald trump who has now won three states in a row. could take many more on super tuesday. whether you believe pundits, polls or prediction markets, could take it all. all the candidates sharing the debate stage with him tomorrow night are scrambling to navigate a republican landscape he has shaken to the core after his crushing victory in nevada. >> reporter: we won the evangelicals. we won with young. we won with old. we won with highly educated. we won with poorly educated. i love the poorly educated.

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