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carolina democratic presidential primary. i'm wolf blitzer. thanks very much for watching. "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. "outfront next," sweat, wet pants and a surprise endorsement. you are watching cnn. wire talking about the gop race for president. things got a whole lot crazier today. huckabee joins trump's campaign team. and just hours before south carolina votes, bernie sanders unleashes some of his harshest attacks yet. is it too late? let's go "outfront." good evening. i'm erin burnett. outfront, game orubio versus trump. a day of twists and turns no one expected. the two republican presidential
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candidates upping the ante from last night's debat if you can possibly imagine that. moments from now, trump is expected to take the stage in oklahoma city as you see a full house. with him tonight his newest ally, a man who dislikes marco rubio as much as trump does, former candidate new jersey governor chris christie. >> let me tell something to marco rubio. president of the united states is not a no-show job like you treated the united states senate. we need a leader who once again will stand up for the american people first, not the rest of the world first. america first. donald trump is that man. >> rubio, though is not backing down. his mission today to label trump a con man. >> he's a con man. it's time to unmask it. there's no way we'll allow the party of reagan or conservative movement to be taken over by a con man. we'll unmask him for the con man he is. the last thing we need say con man as president. >> rubio also trying to beat trump at trump's own game
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accusing him of having a meltdown behind stage at the debate. that's the same word trump used to describe rubio. and trump re-enacted what he said was rubio's now famous meltdown. >> it's rubio! i'm sweating. >> jim acosta is out front at trump's rally. you watch this and say, wait a minute. am i watching some sort of comedy act? this was real politics today. >> right. yeah, not exactly high brow humor, though, on the campaign trail, erin. things have gotten more fluid in this race for the white house. trump and marco rubio are now engaged in a locker room brawl for the gop nomination. it's gotten so ugly it's descended into name-calling over who sweats the most and who can
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actually control their bladder the best. donald trump tried to turn the page after cnn's fiery republican debate. rolling out a jaw-dropping endorsement from chris christie. >> this was an endorsement that really meant a lot. >> there is no better fighter than donald trump. he's going to fight for the american people. >> other than that, i rest my case. >> trump seemed rattled by a newly aggressive marco rubio at thursday's debate. >> if you hadn't heard of $200 million selling watches -- >> that's wrong. that is so wrong. >> reporter: rubio decided the only way to take down the gop front-runner is to match insult with insult. >> let me tell you something. last night in the debate during one of the breaks, two of the breaks, he went backstage. he was having a meltdown. first he had his little makeup thing applying like makeup around his mustache. he had one of those sweat
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mustaches. then he asked for a full-length mirror. the podium goes up to here but he wanted a full-length mirror. maybe to make sure his pants weren't wet. i don't know. >> reporter: in texas, rubio ridiculed h ed trump's misspellf choker and light weight. >> the problem is, he is a "chocker." and once a "chocker" always a "choker" i guess is what he meant to spell. >> he was sweating so badly -- >> reporter: trump mocked the florida senator as drowning in sweat backstage at the debates. badly in need of tv makeup. >> i'm not say he was trying to cover up his ears. help me, i need water. help. >> when you are a choke artist, you are always a choke artist. >> reporter: a continuation of the alley fight that broke out during cnn's debate.
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on obamacare, rubio got the last word over who repeats himself the most. that's the only part of the plan? >> you have many different plans. you'll have competition. you'll have so many different plans. but now -- >> now he's repeating himself. >> no, i'm not -- no, no, no. here's the guy who repeats himself. >> you repeat yourself every day. >> talking about repeating, i watched him repeat himself five times. >> i saw you repeat yourself five times five seconds ago. >> reporter: trump wondered whether he'll land the support of mitt romney. romney, trump joked, was never going to win in 2012. >> when you walk into a state, you cannot walk like a penguin. he walked like a penguin. >> reporter: now trump is so furious with marco rubio, he ruled him out as his vice president today. as for chris christie, trump left that door open saying the governor certainly has talent. this was a tightly held secret
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in terms of this endorsement from chris christie for donald trump. i'm told by both trump and christie aides this was ironed out only yesterday in trump tower in new york city. >> jim acacosta, thank you. i want to remind everyone, you are watching cnn. it's not the onion or anything like that. obajoining us now, david ax rod. i want to remind people what channel they were watching because i -- i just want to make sure here. >> you needed to do that, erin. >> it is sort of defies reason, right? david, rubio spent a lot of time mocking trump today which was very new in a trump style. they all uped the ante. will this hurt marco rubio? >> i think marco rubio is probably getting what he wants right now which is the perception of a one-on-one race. that's what he is angling for.
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he doesn't really have it. ted cruz is competitive in many of these states, texas in particular. john kasich in there, ben carson still in there. as long as the field is large, it's hard for rubio to get to where he wants to go. the more he can create a perception of this one-on-one race, he is getting closer to what he wants. it's interesting that he now spent the day pronouncing donald trump a con man. he's been debating him for many months. he came to this realization in the last 24 hours. the other thing is i know, erin, you and dana have small children. i hope you are keeping them away from the television set when the political debates are on. >> we know where they'll get the words if we hear them use them. david gergen, the attacks from rubio, david axelrod is pointing out, he's trying to make this a two-man race and getting the
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media attention that would go with this. he's not hiting trump on the issues. he's going after how he spells words on twitter. let me just play a little bit more than you just heard in jim acosta's piece. >> what does donald trump do when things go wrong? he takes to twitter. i have him right here. let's read some. you'll have fun. all right. number one. here's the first one. lightweight marco rubio was working hard last night. this is true. the problem is, he is a "chocker." and once a "chocker" always a choker, i guess is what he meant to say. he spelled choker c-h-o-c-k-e-r. no this was about himself. great honer. i think he meant to say great honor. i don't know how he got that wrong because the o and the e are nowhere near each other. just like trump tower, he must
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have hired a foreign worker to do his own tweets. >> david gergen, attacking trump on trump's beloved twitter. can rubio beat trump at trump's own game? >> i don't think it's possible to out-trump trump. what the -- many in the media saw last night was a successful marco rubio. someone who won the debate, bloodied donald trump. the only question is whether it came too late. that's not the debate that many voters saw. it's striking. if you look at this big "time" magazine online poll, over 60,000 have responded so far today, 20% said marco rubio won the debate. 69% said donald trump won the debate. one wonders about the disconnect between the media interpretation and the voters' interpretation. what is clear is that so far, these attacks by marco rubio
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don't seem to be penetrating with the public. maybe they will over time. we'll have to wait and see. they could well diminish marco rubio. it's hard, still hard to see where he wins on super tuesday. maybe minnesota, but not many other states. >> dana, that's a powerful poll. obviously it's not cnn polling standards. it's online. people are selecting themselves. but david gergen is raising a fair point. the online polls, he mentioned the "time" one are pretty clear that people who are responding to those are saying trump. >> that's right. that's why it's pretty clear that what marco rubio is trying to do is to consolidate the anyone but trump vote around him. that is entirely what he is trying to do. and as you've said, trying to kind of beat trump at his own game. it is unclear whether or not that's going to work. i think this is a political hail mary. and we've seen people trying this before. i can't even imagine what it's like in jeb bush's living room, him watching this going, hello,
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marco, where were you a couple of weeks ago when i was the only guy out there doing this stuff. it's pretty clear that that's what it is. it is the end of the road for a lot of these guys. and as you saw with chris christie's endorsement, and from people close to chris christie, he did it for one reason and one reason only. he thinks that this is a done deal. that donald trump is going to be the nominee. better get with him right now. why not? >> david axelrod, you think done deal? >> you know, i think we should point out that the people who are attracted to donald trump aren't attracted to him because of his detailed policy prescriptions. so the fact that he couldn't answer questions last night about his health care plan probably didn't discourage those people as much as they were encouraged by his feistiness. and so i think therein lies the disconnect that david gergen was talking about. >> to that point, jim acosta played some of this. the plan, you asked him about
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obamacare, one ofs the questions. and you pressed him for details. here's how that actually went down in the debate. >> you will have time to respond if you'll let mr. trump respond to what you just poses to him. if you could talk more about your plan. you talked about -- >> no, we're going to have many different plans. can you give us specifics. >> he's done it again. >> there is going to be competition among all of the states and the insurance companies. they're going to have many, many different plans. >> is there anything else you'd like to add to that? >> no, there's nothing to add. what's to add? >> dana, not having anything to add is going to hurt him with some people. others say get the job, come up with the specifics. barack obama didn't have a full plan when he was elected. was that damaging or not? >> it's our job to try to press for specifics. that's what we do. and it is malpractice for us to not try to do those things. especially on critical issues
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that affect everybody's lives like health care. however, i completely agree with david axelrod. the fact that donald trump didn't have more specifics than what he laid out about just endorsing a republican idea of breaking down the barriers between states, to help competition, i don't think that's going to hurt him at all. the people who love him, they have known for months and months and months that's he's not a man of specifics. they don't care. that's not what they are looking for in him. the question and the reason we wanted to press him now is because as we said, it's very far down the road in the calendar. and he is close to the potentially getting the nomination. so it is time to try to get specifics. >> lrts. thank you -- >> if that matters at all. >> thank you very much. you'll be back later on the program. outfront next, donald trump doubling down on why he says he can't release his taxes right now.
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>> my taxes for many years have been under audit. and for some reason, i have a lot of rich friends. they've never been audited. i'm audited every year for like 12 years. >> does that add up? plus, mike huckabee's daughter joins the trump campaign. why she's helping her father's former rival. and one day before the primary, why was hillary clinton at a bachelor party? when my doctor told me i have age-related macular degeneration, amd we came up with a plan to help reduce my risk of progression. and everywhere i look... i'm reminded to stick to my plan. including preservision areds 2. my doctor said preservision areds 2 has the exact nutrient formula that the national eye institute recommends to help reduce the risk of progression of moderate to advanced amd... after 15 years of clinical studies.
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donald trump firing back over the growing calls to release his taxes. he boasts he's worth more than $10 billion and claims his hands are tied because of a routine but unfair audit. >> release your tax return so we --
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>> i borrowed $1 billion and turned it into $10 billion. i'll absolutely give my return but i'm being audited for two or three years so i can't do it until the audsit finished. >> he's not as rich as he claims to be. everybody in finance knows that's and his taxes would expose that's. >> until it's finished i won't be going and releasing because that's wouldn't be a very good thing to do. >> outfront now, rob is a former senior council for the united states tax division. you know more about this and people have a lot of questions. there's a lot of misinformation out there. let's start with the basics. donald trump drops the fact he's been audited, and a lot of people gasp. oh, that's must mean you've done something wrong or a flag of something. how common is it for someone of high net worth to be audited? >> it's very common. a large corporation, high net worth individual, the irs will continuously audit them.
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doesn't mean he's done anything wrong. they are just checking to make sure everything is okay. >> just the automatic, oh, there's something wrong, that's not the case. >> no. >> what about what trump. obviously, i wouldn't because i'm being audited. he says i'm negotiate with the irs. my lawyers are saying i shouldn't release them. if you were advising donald trump, would you say he should release them or not release them? we know legally he's allowed to do it. >> he's getting good advice. he puts his returns out there his critics will go through, take something out of context and make a big deal out of it, put pressure on the irs to do a big investigation on something that's probably inocuous but because it's an issue they'll have to go after it. >> he loses leverage in the negotiation if he releases them. >> absolutely. i'd advise him never to release it while under audit. >> marco rubio said trump's taxes are released, it's going to expose him. to not be as rich as he says.
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now if you had his tax returns, would you be able to figure out how rich he was? >> no, they are income tax. it's just the money coming in. it doesn't tell you his net worth. he could have real estate investments, stocks, bonds. could be worth billions but it's not going to be on that's form. >> okay. the other allegation is that trump is not giving as much to charity as he says. that's been a big part of his campaign. mitt romney says that may be what he's called the bombshell in trump's taxes. would his tax return give a clear picture of his charitable donations? >> not necessarily. a lot of people give to charity and don't take it down on their returns. >> rob, thank you. i appreciate your time tonight. >> thank you. outfront now, andy dean, a trump supporter and bill crystal, editor of the weekly standard. you just heard a department of justice tax expert say it -- he would advise donltd trump to not
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release his taxes in this particular situation. what do you say? >> i think it's ridiculous. let him release the taxes from two years ago where the audit has been completed. >> bill doesn't understand how taxes work because the -- >> i do understand how taxes work. >> well, clearly you don't because it's not good advice you're giving donald trump. >> i'm not in the business of giving advice. i'm interested in selecting a nominee who is -- >> okay, andy, make the -- >> andy, do you think we should nominate someone -- >> why is he doing the right thing by not releasing it? >> we heard from your tax expert you can't determine somebody's net worth by looking at a tax return. let's say mark zuckerberg. he's worth $35 billion yet the past couple of years he's drawn a $1 salary. you'd look at his tax return and think he'd be broke but on that tax return you'd not see $35 billion -- >> andy, should donald trump release his return or not eventually? do the voters -- >> after the aurdit. >> do the voters have a right to
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see his return? >> what about two years ago? >> i don't control the irs. >> so this is the excuse. let's get this clear. the republicans might nominate someone who will use the excuse of an audit, and he's audited every year -- >> it's not an excuse. >> bill, let me ask you something because you said -- okay. if he's not going to release what's under audit, release the years before that. mitt romney tweeted the same thing. his way of putting it was no legit reason he can't release returns while being audited but release years earlier. that means romney is asking for more than three years because that's what donald trump says he's under audit for. romney only released two, six weeks before the election last time. if the last republican nominee didn't do it, why should trump? >> thank you. >> mitt romney lost that election because the democrats beat him up badly for not releasing more of his returns.
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>> it's because he had no charisma. >> we'll have a weaker candidate with donald trump. >> no, we won't. >> a phony trump university for which he'll have to testify in civil suits, hiring of illegal immigrants. his business background has not been vetted at all. when the democrats get through with it he'll be a much weaker -- >> you're reading marco rubio's talking points. >> i've been saying this -- >> i wish marco rubio had said this -- >> okay, hold on. >> i wish he said this months ago. >> bill has been saying this for quite some time. even if you come to trump's defense he's been making this excuse, or difference excuses for quite some time. this is not the first reason. here's the last couple. >> maybe i'm going to do the tax returns when obama does his birth certificate. >> i may tie them to a release of hillary's e-mails. >> that's all the way back to
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2011. it seems it's always some excuse. >> well, i think you are conflating two issues. the real issue is the financial disclosure form which was released back in june because that's determined his net worth. and that's has a disclosure of all the buildings he owns, golf courses, television shows. once you get a tax return you can take different amounts of depreciation and different amounts of income. only a fool and a complete idiot would release their return when the irs is looking at your books. >> i'm curious. the tax expert there just said marco rubio's claim that he's not worth what he says he's worth and we're going to see that in the returns is wrong. you wouldn't be able to tell that from a return. also charity donations. what would everybody get from the tax returns coming out specifically do you think? >> look, i don't know that much hinges on it honestly. >> thanks. >> let him finish. >> i'd be against donald trump if he released his returns and
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others would be for him if he released his returns. obviously, is trump the right man to become president? i think last night's debate exposed trump in a couple of ways. total lack of knowledge of health care policy. the inability to defend what he did with trump university which is a genuine scam and disgrace. those are the issues that will hurt him going forward though the tax returns is a fair thing to say every presidential candidate has released them. will donald trump guarantee he'll release them in a timely way? >> what's you are seeing here is that because marco rubio is about to lose very, very badly on super tuesday he's got all of the donor class and elite class which bill crystal represents and tens of millions went down the drain. hundreds of millions lost to jeb bush. tens of millions to marco rubio. they are losers. the american people are the winners and donald trump is going to win this. that's my word. >> thank you very much, both of you, ending with a smile. it's friday night. outfront next, rubio slams trump for being anti-israel.
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tonight donald trump and israel. the gop front-runner hammered by ted cruz and marco rubio for saying he wouldn't take sides during middle east peace talks. he says he'sy in most pro-israel candidate running. can both be true? manu raju is outfront. >> reporter: donald trump believes there should be no questioning of his staunchly pro-israel view. >> we will protect israel totally. >> reporter: but a deeper look at his record shows his relationship is much more complicated than he lets on. trump abruptly canceled a trip to israel last year after benjamin netanyahu criticized his plan to ban muslims from entering the united states. at last night's debate he came
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under fire after asserting he remain neutral in the israeli-palestinian conflict nrd in order to be a fair arbiter. >> this is another area on which donald agrees with hillary clinton and on which i disagree with them both strongly. >> reporter: trump defend his position. >> i may not be successful in doing it. it's probably the toughest negotiation anywhere in the world of any kind, okay, but it doesn't help if i start saying i am very pro-israel, very pro. more than anything on this stage. but it doesn't do any good to start demeaning the neighbors. >> then the gloves came off. >> the palestinians are not a real estate deal, donald. they're not a real estate deal. >> a deal is a deal. >> a deal is not a deal when you are deal with terrorists. >> you are not a negotiator. with your thinking, you will never -- you will never bring peace. >> trump contend he's been a
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long time and vigorous supporter of sill causes. >> i received many awards from israel. >> awards yes but not from the israeli government. >> this is the tree of life. >> reporter: in 1983, the jewish national funds real estate committee gave trump its tree of life award. in 2004 he marched in a salute to israel parade in new york city. yet how much money the bi billionaire has donated to pro-israel causes remains a question. inspect 2014 he donated $100,000 to an israeli emergency first responder organization. but one reason why we don't know the full picture? he has yet to release his tax returns, and the trump campaign would not provide more examples. >> i can only say i've been a big contributor to israel over the years. >> reporter: on friday the israel newspaper quoted trump talking about his own personal ties noting his daughter ivanka is married to a jew who is an enthusiastic israel supporter.
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he added that he'd be israel's true best friend. er erin, while trump considers himself israel's best friend, a group of jewish groups are refusing to weigh in. aipac declined to comment. and a senior official with the gop aligned jewish group told me they are troubled that trump would be neutral in overseeing the palestinian and israeli peace process. but how much any of this ends up hurting trump on super tuesday, that's another question altogether. >> manu thank you. some crucial questions. donald trump at a rally in oklahoma city just introduced by chris christie talking about ted cruz and marco rubio. let's listen in. >> we have amazing people. it's a movement. i tell people it's a movement. i was on the stage in new hampshire during one of the debates, and i watched a meltdown like i've never seen anything like it. i watched a meltdown like i've never, ever seen. and it was chris grilling marco
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rubio. this guy was sweating so badly. he was sweating. honestly, it was disgusting, all right? and i knew he had a problem because before that when he was doing the -- a little bit of an address to the president's speech, you remember, and they put him on and he went for the water. do you remember that, during live television. but what i saw, what chris did to him was incredible. last night i saw him backstage with makeup where he's taking it with a trowel and putting it on. he was soaking wet, and he was out here and, you know, i only say it because this is not a presidential guy. he has a situation in florida where he buys a house. these are our politicians. and he's not the only one. you know i'm self-funding my
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campaign. i'm putting in my own money. even though i heard today my father gave me $200 million, believe me, i would love it if he gave me $200 million. believe me. that is not true. that is way, way, way off. and i love my father. my father did give me a lot of knowledge, but i wish he gave me $200 million. these numbers, where they come from, they come from phony newspapers. these people back here, the media, they are the most dishonest people anywhere that i've ever seen. so today i heard little marco say the $200 million. now he was talking about, i've got a millio dollar loan from my father which i, by the way, paid back. in the meantime i've made billions and billions of
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dollars. so pretty good job. not many people could do that. so this guy rubio buys a house for $178,000. sells it for $380,000 to a lobbyist. okay? is the lobbyist in the room? is he here? makes his massive project, and is doing legislation for this guy at the same time. tell me about this, right? then he's got a credit card problem where he's taking from the republican party. having his driveway done, all of this. why is this not brought out? and from the republican party. and the man doing the investigation is furious that's they're not listening to him. i think i'll have to get up and interview him. >> donald trump speaking live at an oklahoma city rally. chris christie just introduced him. speaking to the crowd,
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continuing the now rising feud with marco rubio as you can hear right now. outfront next, mike huckabee's daughter is now advising donald trump. a cam pawn manager for her father. i'm asking her why she's now helping his former rival. as we count you down to the democratic primary in south carolina just hours away, bernie sanders unleashing some of his harshest attacks yes. but with my back pain i couldn't sleep... so i couldn't get up in time. then i found aleve pm. aleve pm is the only one to combine a safe sleep aid plus the 12-hour pain relieving strength of aleve. and now... i'm back. aleve pm for a better am. then your eyes may see it, differently.ave allergies. only flonase is approved to relieve both your itchy, watery eyes and congestion. no other nasal allergy spray can say that. complete allergy relief or incomplete.
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mexico is going to pay for the wall. >> donald trump speaking at a rally in oklahoma city. you just heard him say mexico will pay for the wall. he was introduced by chris christie speaking to a packed hall of supporters in oklahoma. just slamming his rival marco rubio there a moment ago. the daughter of a former rival has joined the trump campaign. outfront now the newly announced senior adviser, sarah huckabee sanders. thank you for being with me. governor huckabee has been traveling to israel since the early 1970s. donald trump said he's more pro-israel than anyone else running. is donald trump really
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pro-israel? >> absolutely. now with my dad out of the race, he probably is the most pro-israel candidate on the stage. i think the most important thing is anybody who is coming into the oval office next, which i think it will be donald trump, needs to rebuild the relationship that we have with israel that this current president and current administration has completely destroyed and deteriorated. i have absolute confidence that donald trump can do just that. >> this is your second day with the trump campaign. israel is an important issue for you as you evaluated who to support. why specifically, sere adid you pick donald trump? >> i think it really comes down to the fact that washington has become so corrupt by the donor class and the special interest, and we need to fix it from the outside in instead of the inside. and donald trump is the only candidate in the race that isn't completely controlled by the washington to wall street axis of power. we need someone to go and shake
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things up and make significant changes. he's the only one that has the capability to do that. >> donald trump lives in a manhattan penthouse and doesn't like to spend the night outside of new york and he's not taking money from people outside of new york but he's as new york as it gets. ted cruz, of course, now famously said new york values to imp ply a lot of negative things about materialism and apply that to donald trump. you obviously don't think that is right. >> i don't. i think a lot of that is because he's been an executive. he's hired tens of thousands of american workers across the country. so he's been able to see how to create those jobs and the impact the decisions he makes has on their families. and the other guys on the stage have never signed the front of a paycheck and they don't understand the impact or how to create jobs. that's something that he does, and one of the reasons that again he's connecting with americans is because he's one of
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the only people out there empowering american families. i find it interesting that ted cruz might attack him for new york values when the bulk of his campaign is being funded by new york donors. you have to follow the money in this case and certainly ted cruz doesn't have a lot of credibility to attack on that front. >> the tone throughout this campaign has been nasty. that's really the right word for this. it's hit a whole new level today. here's donald trump and marco rubio. >> we have a con artist as the front-runner in the republican party. >> he's a nervous basket case. >> friends do not let friends vote for con artists. >> he was putting on makeup with a trowel. i don't want to say that. i will not say that he was trying to cover up his ears. i will not say that. >> then he asked for a full-length mirror. i don't know why. maybe to make sure his pants weren't wet. >> it's rubio!
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i'm sweating. >> is this good for donald trump, sarah? >> i don't think it's good for anybody. i think it's unfortunate the nature of politics seems to create this type of tension. i think the person ults matly sadly ends up being good at times for us is hillary clinton. but what is good for america is the fact that donald trump can come in and change washington from the outside. he's not controlled by any particular special interest. and he's an independent thinker. and i keep hearing all of these pundits and people from the media and other politicians talking about how bad donald trump is for america. in particular, how bad people are that support donald trump and that they are -- and my thing is they're not bad for america. they are america. the people voting for donald trump are exactly from the heartland and heart and soul of america.
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hard working god-fearing people who are sick and tired of the government stepping all over them. and they want somebody to help clear the path and get government out of the way. donald trump is the one candidate that can do that. >> your father is a minister, very religious. the last time i spoke to him was the day before he got out of the raise. very positive about donald trump at that time. he left the door wide open to endorsing him. is he turned off by the tone right now? >> you know, i don't know that he cares for some of the bicker, but i also think at the same time, he's very optimistic about the future of our country, and the future of any republican left in the race beating hillary clinton and being in the white house. >> all right. thank you very much, sarah. i appreciate your time tonight. >> you bet. thank you, erin. if you missed any of last night's presidential debate, it's going to air tonight again at 11:00 eastern. i can promise you it's betters than any late-night television.
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outfront, the one issue that won't go away for hillary clinton. plus once in office, donald trump says he's going to get rid of some government agencies. >> department of education. common core sout. we're going local. have to go local. >> republicans despise common core. or the candidates do. you know the symptoms when they start. abdominal pain. urgent diarrhea.
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just hours away from polls opening. bernie sanders, hillary clinton fighting for every vote. brianna keilar is outfront in oer orangeburg, south carolina. >> reporter: bachelor parties aren't your usual campaign events. but that's where hillary clinton unexpectedly found herself at a charleston bakery one day before the south carolina primary trying to convince voters to walk down the aisle with her. instead of bernie sanders. >> she has a superpac, $15 million of which came from wall street. >> reporter: he's in south carolina today after a stop in minnesota where he targeted clinton's big dollar speeches to wall street firms. >> what is said behind closed doors is a little difference to what you say to the american people. i am prepared to release all of the transcripts i got for secret meetings on wall street. here they are. >> reporter: clinton is resisting saying tuesday at
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cnn's town hall -- >> why is there one standard for me and not for everybody else. >> reporter: "the new york times" editorial board backing sanders on the issue saying voters have every right to know what mrs. clinton told these groupss. clinton is urging voters to examine her public record. >> it's hurtful to have people say, oh, we don't trust her. don't know why she's doing it. it suddenly struck me. maybe there is this underlying question like, is she doing it for herself or is she really in it for us? >> reporter: she and sanders are fighting for the key support of black voters ahead of the south carolina primary and the other upcoming southern contests tuesday. both on defense of their support for the 1994 crime bill that helped lead to increased african-american incarceration. >> there were some positive features. however, i think that the consequences of some of what was done are serious, and we have to take action as quickly and
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broadly as possible to try to reverse those. >> and sanders at an event in chicago where secret service stepped in when a woman holding a sign charged the stage. his remarks included a critique of clinton for backing her husband's 1996 welfare reform bill. >> the result of that bill is that extreme poverty, the poorest of the poor in america, those numbers doubled as a result of that legislation. i oppose that legislation. hillary clinton supported that legislation. >> so, brianna, why has clinton spent so much time in south carolina when sanders has been spreading out to the super tuesday states and getting a lot of facetime there? >> even though she has a strong lead in the polls here, she wants to show that she's going to win south carolina by a very big margin. she also has something bernie
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sanders doesn't and that's a very experienced surrogates in both her husband and in her daughter. so if you look at where they've been going, they've been going to a lot of super tuesday states. she's been going to some of them. you look at bernie sanders' schedule. it's this acknowledgment he needs to look past south carolina toward the super tuesday contests, some of where he may have a better shot. >> that's going to be a crucial few days for him and his campaign. next, the lightning rod topic that's become a four-letter word for republicans. 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! everhas a number.olicy but not every insurance company understands the life behind it. for those who've served and the families that have supported them, we offer our best service in return.
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common core. it's become a four-letter word among republicans. the bill and melinda gates and gates foundation have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to promote it. it's a set of national standards of what kids need to know. when a child needs to know how to do fractions. i sat down with melinda gates and she told me republicans are just dead wrong on common core. >> it sounds very uncontroversial but it has become incredibly controversial. i'll just play for you a couple of things that have been said. >> if i'm elected president, i will direct the u.s. doesn't of education that common core ends today. >> common core is a total disaster. we can't let it continue. >> when you hear those comments, what's do you say? >> i say to myself, don't we
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want kids to learn what they need to learn to participate in the economy and in society long term? we know u.s. kids are behind the other nations, both in reading and in math and in science. so if they need to learn what is important to learn to be part of the information age and to go on to get a great job, to me that just makes sense. and the other thing, it's almost like we've forgotten history. it was over 40 governors at the state level who decided they want common core. it's funny that we're talking about this from a federal level when it's the states that decide it and are implementing it. the other thing that's interesting is the more teachers are teaching to the common core they are saying they are seeing the benefit of it and seeing their kids advance. to me the evidence is there that it should take hold, and it will. >> you can catch my extended interview tomorrow on cnn international at 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. eastern. we talk about her major efforts
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on women and work and why maternity leave makes for better profits and families. set your dvr to record "outfront" show sew you can watch the show any time. "ac 360" starts right now. good evening. get ready to do what we've all been doing all day. marveling at what we've been seeing and hearing on the campaign trail. last night 14 1/2 million viewers got a look at donald trump and marco rubio and ted cruz trading insults during cnn's republican debate in houston. while he, trump, john kasich and the clintons on the democratic side are stumping right now in advance of super tuesday and tomorrow's democratic primary in south carolina, the real story is not all that campaigning. instead it's how utterly different the tone of it is on the republican side. not just different from the democrats who, after all, have bitterly contentious campaigns of their own before but how dus

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