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that's it for us. "cnn tonight" with don lemon starts now. so if it were a movie or a tv show, you just want believe it. this is "cnn tonight." i'm don lemon. it all out nasty, mud slinging,
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a brawl between the marco rubio and donald trump with a guest star new jersey government chris christie. it was quite a day in trump. the gop front-runner and marco rubio going after each other today, trading insults that are personal, mean spirited and just downright ugly. >> i saw with rubio, i saw and he's a nervous wreck because here's a guy, he's a nervous basket case. here's a guy -- you had to see him back statement. he was putting on make-up with a trowel. no, 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. no, he was just trying to cover up -- he was just trying to cover up the sweat that pours off -- did you ever see a guy
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sweat like this? >> he called me mr. meltdown. let me tell you something, last night in the break during one of the break, two of the breaks, he went backstage. he was having a meltdown. first he had a little makeup thing applying make-up around his mustache because he had one of those sweat mustaches. then he asked for a full-length mirror. i don't know why because the podium requests up to he. maybe to make sure his pants weren't wet. i don't know. >> it's rubio! >> last one. wow, every poll said i won the
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debate last night. now this was him about himself, okay? great honer. i think he meant to say great honor. i don't know how he got that wrong. >> let's have one more message for someone who has had a pretty big mouth today. marco rubio, your campaign is almost over, buddy. showing a lot of desperation today, throwing punches from every angle but none of them are landing because america has made their decision. donald trump represents strength and marco rubio represents washington, d.c. we don't need any more d.c. politicians. >> i want to talk about this nasty turn in the gop race with bob cussack, editor and chief of
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"the hill" and ari fleischer. ari, have you ever seen a day like today in politics before? these guys are trying to be president of the greatest country of the world. >> you really miss george w. bush now, don't you? i don't know whether to laugh or cry. the laugh part of me says look at the surge and turn out on the republican side in all four contests so far. >> there's a massive outpouring of people interested in this republican race maybe because they're not talking about political issues. the cry part is -- >> you said like normal -- i don't conduct myself. i don't know any of my co-workers conduct themselves at work. we thought we had seen it all in this campaign. everything sort of ramped up so much in this debate last night
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and then today. why is that, ari? >> don, here's the thing that you have to look at if you are a republican. there's a reason so many people are participating in the republican primaries. it's because finally you're getting a lot of folks that gave up on politics pouring into the arena. donald trump gets credit for bringing a lot of those people out. you had people talking the most boring ways ever and now those walls seem to have crumbled and broken down. a lot of things that people used to take for granted in politics no longer apply. trump is changing all the rules. i've never seen a day like today. but the end of the race, i don't think think it matters. the good news for rubio, if he's seen as the alpha male making on donald trump, it will help him in the republican primary. there's a big anti-trump group out there that wonders if anyone can take trump down. >> you mentioned marco rubio.
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he was in attack mode today. listen front-runner.trump is the he's won the last three states, he leads in every poll. so the time for action is now. again, it goes back to what i said. if you sense a sense of urgency, it's not just about winning or alsoin losing. it's the idea that the party of reagan reagan can fall into the hands of a con man. >> this iteration of marco rubio that's showing up, is it too little too late, though? >> i think his path is pretty daunting. he's accomplished the first thing, which is he turned the debate into a dynamic that's about him. i don't think chris christie's endorsement with trump will kill that dynamic. he has to survive the 12 races
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on march 1st, a lot of southern states where cruz and trump are favored to did better than marco rubio. he has to basically hope that cruz is defeated in texas, and that makes cruz basically a non-entity going forward. then he's still got john kasich to worry about, the governor of ohio, midwest, has important contests coming up, michigan on march 8th. if rubio can beat kasich on march 8th, knock him out of the race, he'll consolidate that anti-trump vote. if rubio can win kasich, ohio with kasich out of the race and his own state of florida, two of the biggest prizes on that day, you have a real contest. with you that is a tough path and everything has to go right. >> that's a whole lot of ivfs, ifs, ifs.
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>> a delorian and a lightning bolt might be an easier path for him. >> "back to the future," right. this morning it was about trump being pumabled a ablabl abpumme. then this happened. >> the one person that bill and hillary clinton don't want to see on that stage is donald trump. they know how to run the junior senators around the block. they do not know the play book with donald trump because he's rewriting the play book of american politics because he's providing strong leadership that's not dependent upon the status quo. and so the best person to be beat hillary clinton in november on that stage last night is undoubtedly donald trump. >> so, bob, what's your reaction here to the endorsement and also the timing of this endorsement. did this happen before last
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night? this morning? after the debate? >> well, they talked yesterday so i don't think it any accident that donald trump knew that he was going to have a press conference today after the debate no matter what happened, grabbed the headlines with the guy who really pummelled marco rubio in new hampshire and started that criticism of marco robot because he was repeating that line, it was a disastrous performance for rubio. and christie is going to be very good on cable news for donald trump. just last month christie was calling trump a can val barker and this is no longer show time. so he was pretty critical of trump last month. i'm not surprised too much that he backed donald trump because let's face it, these guys are similar. they punch you in the mouth, they counterpunch, they're tough guys. it a big get for donald trump. >> it always surprising for politicians to beat each other up and all of a sudden someone
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becomes a nominee and they endorse someone, it's like i didn't mean that. chris christie has been an ally of the bush family. he called jeb jebra for a while, said he was low energy. are you surprised that chris christie turned to trump? >> no, i think they have a relationship. >> there's a lot in common between the new yorker and new jerseyian. it doesn't matter. endorsements stopped meaning anything decades ago. people judge you on yourself, not on the basis of who is for you or against you. reporters love to pay attention to endorsements. i don't think the voters really care. >> so, bob, despite the flying insults today, we still need to address trump's taxes in is what he told hugh hewitt, february 25, 2015. here it is. >> would you release tax returns? >> i would release tax returns and i would explain to people as a person who is looking to make
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money, i'm in the business of making money until i do this and if i won, i would make money for our country. i would make so much money for our country that they wouldn't have to cut social security, medicare, medicaid, that we would be able to have a strong -- we would take the jobs back from china. >> i want to stay focused on the tax returns dplp ye-- >> yeah, i would do it. i will tell you up front, as a private person, hugh, i'm very proud of this, i want to pay as little taxes as -- >> of course. that's the american way legally. >> i'm not looking to pay a fortune in tax. it part of the complex too of the tax system. >> how many years back would you go the day you announced? three, five? >> i don't know. i would certainly show tax returns if it was necessary. >> trump said he's been audited for a number of years, something like 12 years in a row. wouldn't he have known about
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this last year, bob? >> i think this issue certainly for reporters is going to dog donald trump. i think voters don't care much about it. interesting, though, that mitt romney called out trump on this. romney got in trouble with this. also, chris christie was the key note at romney's convention in 2012. i do think that reporters are going to keep asking this question. is this going to change the race? no, i don't think so. >> so you don't think any of this is going to -- >> donald trump will say one thing and it really doesn't matter if he meant it. it's just like he said he was opposed to the iraq war and everybody found the audiotape of him saying he was for it. donald trump just lets it fly. that's what troubles me. at a certain point you have to be held for what you say. and you can't just keep changing it because it seems to be working or not working. it you get donald trump, it doesn't really matter what he says. he might not even build a wall with mexico if the politics change and he says i'm no longer for it.
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nothing biennds him. >> having said this you do i think we'll see the tax returns? >> i don't think so. if he wanted to put them out, he'd have them out now. he said he's a strong christian, that's why he's audited. i don't think we have a prayer of seeing them. >> big weekend ahead. get some rest, gentlemen. thank you. >> a former president of mexico slams donald trump comparing him to adolph hitler. and hillary clinton and bernie sanders facing off tomorrow in the south carolina democratic primary. if sanders take a big loss, is his campaign still viable?
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four days to go until super tuesday. rubio and cruz ramping up their attacks on trump. with me, former president of the trump productions and alice stewart, the national spokeswoman for ted cruz and jason rose, senior adviser to marco rubio. good to have all of you with me. andy, donald trump punching back after last night's slug fest. watch this. >> let's talk about our lightweight senator from florida who's losing big in the polls. honestly, i thought he was going to die, rubio. he was so scared, like a little
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frightened puppy. when they put marco on to refute president obama's speech, do you remember that catastrophe? and he's like this, and we will -- i need water. help me, i need water. help. you know, you have the failing "new york times," it's a failing newspaper, i hit to tell you. like seriously failing. i endorsed him and two weeks later i said i'm never going to win. number one, when you walk into a stage, can you not walk like a penguin. he walked like a peng. i -- penguin. i said somebody tell him to take some steps. romney turned out to be a disaster. he'll probably support rubio. honestly, if he wanted to support me, i would not accept his support. you great low life like rubio saying horrible things, horrible things, and who needs it. see, it guys like that, and he's a nasty guy. i called him a nasty little guy
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but i wouldn't say that because he's a nasty guy, and we don't need nasty. we don't need nasty. honestly, there's no place for it. >> eeandy, we don't need nasty t that wasn't exactly nice, was it? >> i don't know. seemed okay to me. look, we're worried about marco rubio and his health. this guy sweats constantly. any time there's a pressure situation, we've seen his robotic behavior and it appears he got a software upgrade last night where he tried to throw everything at donald trump and it didn't work. i really feel form marco rubio because there have been tens of millions of dollars invested in his failing campaign and all his donors say, hey, you got to do something. what we saw at the debate was a byproduct of that. it just very, very sad. i'm going to have a drink of water for rubio. >> andy, i know it's a joke but it's starting to sound like a talking point, andy, wahere you
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guys defined jeb that he was a low-energy candidate. >> he was. >> and now it's like defining marco rubio as someone who repeats himself or being a robot. >> marco rubio defined himself with that weird performance when chris christie was asking tough questions and then rubio had some sort of johnny number five circuit meltdown. that wasn't anyone trying to define him. that was marco rubio defining himself. >> that wasn't last night, though. let me get it. that was a debate or two ago. >> that was new hampshire. >> what about last night? >> it a couple weeks but -- >> you're only as good as your last performance. >> well, look, last night he obviously threw everything at mr. trump and mr. trump reminded people when marco rubio was a senator where i grew up in florida, he didn't show up for
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any votes and said i'll do the gang of eight immigration thing and then after that i'll run for president. mub yarco rubio is a young guy, years old. you need accomplish something in your life before you run for president. you need to take your time, do something in his life, maybe run in his 50s and we can evaluate marco rubio then. >> did people not say the same thing about barack obama? >> i listen to this and i watch the clip of show me and i think about the fact that we are the united states, the most powerful country. world and we have become a laughing stock around the globe because of donald trump, his behavior and he has turned this into a complete circus. this is somebody, the president of the united states, that should be somebody that our children want to emulate, that we want our children to emulate and you watch this nonstop
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berating of everyone that even mild li mildly criticizes donald trump. i think last night exposed how little who knows about public policy, how unhinged he is in his terms of his own temperament. we need somebody who can figure out a way to bring the country together to solve problems. this guy is intent on attacking anybody that dare say anything mildly critical of him. i think he was exposed last night as being of fraud and the charlton that he is. >> alice, the reason i ask that is people said the same thing about then senator barack obama when he was a candidate who ended up becoming the president of the united states. it's the same argument. >> how's that working out for us? not very well. here's the thing. ari made a great point in the earlier segment is this what people are really talking about? is this what the voters really want to hear? we spent an entire news cycle with marco rubio and donald trump throwing water around
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stage and insulting each other. when people want to hear about their policies and their record. that's exactly what ted cruz tried to do on the debate stage. he tried to hold donald trump accountable for his record and his policies that are involved, donating to democrat for his entire lifetime, for his support of planned parenthood, for his support for taxpayer funding for planned parenthood. also sharing the same views with hillary clinton on issues such as israel and staying neutral in the israel/palestinian situation. whenever he tried to get donald to own up to them, he simply called him a liar and changed the subject. and an important note when donald pushed back. the same goes for when ted tried to hold marco rubio as feet to the fire with the gang of eight
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amnesty bill. all they simply do is call him a liar. the people want to hear about the candidates' policy and records. that's what ted cruz did successfully last night. >> at the beginning of your comment you said you were going to talk about marco rubio. we had been talking about ted cruz and marco rubio for a long time. by all accounts this is for you, jason, by almost all accounts, one reason that chris christie endorsed donald trump is that he really doesn't like marco rubio. the timing of this ended up sticking it to marco rubio one more time. would you have wanted this endorsement? >> well, you know, i me thbelie that elections are won by addition, not subtraction. you always want to broaden the base of support you have. i'm sure it really burns him that the guy he doesn't like,
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the guy he thought he was humiliating on that stage and frankly didn't ended up beating him. i think this comes across to a lot of people as just source grapes. the fact that he's cozying up to another bully shouldn't surprise anybody. the reality is, alice is absolutely right, we have spent more time talking about process and the back and forth than talking about what these candidates' vision for america is. marco rubio has gone out of his way to try to offer a positive vision for where he would take this country, to try to inspire not just conservatives and republicans but nonconservatives and nonrepublicans to look at the republican party as the future of this country in a place where we can provide opportunities for -- i'll grant you -- >> but aren't the candidates themselves responsible for part of that when you look at what they were saying and doing to each other on that stage last night, tearing each other apart? there wasn't a lot of process going on, just jabs back and forth. >> i would argue that is the
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responsibility there lies with the media. because donald trump and i think one of the reasons that marco had to expose donald trump last night is that donald trump now for six months has been distorting the truth, making up things, avoiding taking any solid positions and there's been very little examination of who donald trump is. what the media does do is focus on all the outlandish things that he does. i think last night marc your finally took a real microscope to this guy. last night and today are the first times that i've really heard any discussion about the fraud lawsuits filed against donald trump for trump university. three suits, including two class action lawsuits in which the attorney general of the state of new york said that it was a classic bait and switch scam. why have we not heard about that until this week? >> jason, i have to tell you that we have reported on that and others have reported on it but guess what, why are
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candida -- your candidates don't talk about it as much as we have talked about it. i have to get this to andy. maggie heyburn is reporting that rudy giuliani was being pushed to endorse trump but giuliani wasn't ready for that but crist oo beca -- christie became the validating endorsement who could give credible/cover. >> i think it is a good thing that rudy giuliani and chris christie both want to endorse trump, i think that's a high-class problem to have. we're seeing everyone coalesce behind donald trump because rubio and cruz are not doing well. >> it's not saying that -- it's not saying that trump wasn't ready -- stand by, alice. it's not saying that trump wasn't ready. it says rudy was being pushed to
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endorse trum but wasn't ready so christie became the validating cover. >> i get it. okay. rudy has already been all over television talking about why trump is the guy. rudy giuliani is a smart man. he's going to bet on a winner. he's not going to bet on a loser like rubio and cruz, who are trailing badly in the polls. >> first up, hold on a second. >> alice, you'll get the first response out of the break. >> donald trump is making a lot of campaign promises. with you can he keep it if he makes it to the white house? we'll talk about that next.
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donald trump is a gop front-runner heading into super tuesday and bay significant marg margin. look at the latest cover of "the economist." trump dressed at uncle sam and the caption above his head "really?" alice, i want you to take a look at all the things that trump promises that he's going to change. that is today in his rally. >> i'm going to open up our
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liklike -- libel laws so when they write purposely harmful articles, we can sue them and win the money. >> we will build the wall and it will be a great wall. by the way, we're going to build up our military, we're going to knock out isis. [ cheers and applause ] we're going to knock out isis fast. we're going to get rid of obamacare, we're going to make something great. common core -- common core -- common core is out! it's out. we're going to say merry christmas now on christmas. just remember, your second amendment with me is protected. >> it's not uncommon for politicians to make lofty promises. what do you think the donald
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trump's? >> he said himself he can change his mind at any time and has said contracts aren't worth the paper they're written on. i want to make an important note here. in this contest, there's only two people that have won primaries and caulk uses to this point. marco rubio has not won a state yet. we're ahead of him in the delegate count and popular vote. when we talking about who can win the nomination and take on the hillary clinton, it's ted cruz. you can't have donald trump get up there who shares her views when it comes to socialized medicine and shares her views when it comes to israel and many issues. there's not a contrast. he cannot go and prosecute his case against her. same with marco rubio. he cannot go against hillary clinton. >> those are lies. >> people are tired with washington insiders. he's not going to have -- >> the campaign just ryes. >> you have jason laughing and andy smirking.
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>> that's a lot of bragadocio. as a professional political consultant, i look at trends and i've seen him trending down, whereas i see marco rubio trending up. i would predict here today that ted cruz is likely to lose the state of texas and the are the is this is going to be a two-person race. the reality is for the last 24 hours anyone's been talking about is donald trump and marco rubio and i think we saw last night in marco rubio's performance that he's the first candidate that can actually take the fight to donald trump in any meaningful way. not only can he throw a punch, he can take a punch. he's been on -- putting donald trump on his heels. i think donald trump needed to get chris christie on board to help him. >> andy, you have left than 30 seconds left. >> okay. there are only like five
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robust conversation about the issues. the republicans want to fight and throw attacks and assaults on each other and on the democratic side, we actually want to talk about things like health care, education as a right, raising the minimum wage. so it's so unfortunate. >> i have to move on. i hear people say i wish it was sort of like parliament, the house of commons in the u.k. this is the closest thing we had to it. what's wrong with duking it out? what's wrong with duking it out, hillary? >> well, there's a time and place for everything, don. duking it out, even when you go to the house of commons, they're fighting over ideas, right? they're screaming and yelling over who's right and who's wrong. what the republicans did last night and frankly what they did all day today is who sweat more, who might have peed in their parts, who is more of a choke
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artist, who's lying about whose mama? that's not a debate. that's a childish slug fest. >> hilary, i'm wondering if it's a little early, if the republicans are getting ahead of themselves because they all but acted as if hillary clinton was the nominee last night but she's still got to win south carolina and then beyond. are they getting a little bit heard of themselves, hilary? >> well, she's their favorite punching back so i think it's both a little strategic and, you know, just sort of the way that it goes. look, the math favors hillary now. there's no question about that. sanders is, you know, symone is going to tell us what state s d sanders will win on tuesday.
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super tuesday has over a thousand delegates. it will be distributed proportionately. it's going to be a busy couple weeks. we'll see whether sanders can catch up. >> it will be very busy and we are going to catch up. >> but bernie sanders has been claiming the momentum and the enthusiasm but there are reports that he has had smaller crowds down there in south carolina. is he focusing -- is the campaign focusing elsewhere and basically conceding south carolina to hillary clinton? >> not at all, don. while hillary clinton was having a fund-raiser in atlanta tonight, we were in columbia, out in orangeberg. we had two events this afternoon. the senator will be here tomorrow morning. we're not conceding south carolina. we're very invested in the state. we're still on television. we sent a new radio ad here this week. we have over 200 paid staffers on the ground that are still here, ten offices are still open and we have made over a million voter attempts. we're not conceding. we have said this entire time --
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>> so what states is your campaign -- >> you want to know what states we expect to win on? >> yes. >> i think we can do well in places like colorado, minnesota, massachusetts, vermont -- >> do well or win is this. >> i'm not going to jinx it, don. i think we can do well and possibly win. look, we're going to win some and lose some on tuesday and that's how it goes. this is about delegates. it's a long contest. this fight will go all the way to the convention. we're in it to win it. >> i think it is going to be a long slog for a while anyway. i don't know that it going to go all the way to the convention but this proportional allocation and senator sanders has done a good job raising money, he's got a lot of supporters who are willing to keep funding that campaign, but eventually you have to win states.
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presidential politician are about two things. they're about the story and then it they're about math ultimately. and you have to -- you have to win in a proportional environment. you have to win a majority of states to get delegates -- the delegate advantage. and i just think if bernie sanders doesn't win enough states on tuesday to keep him even or push him ahead, he just keeps falling back, you know, particularly given the big states that are open on tuesday. >> but we think we can compete. we think we can win some on tuesday. >> okay. i want you guys to look at this. this is the president singing ray charles. it's part of a pbs special and a tribute at the white house. take a look at this. ♪ hey, ho, hey, hey, hey, hey, ho, ho ♪
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osc oscar celebration without talking about the controversy about the oscar so white hash tag, no black directors actors or actresses nominated this year. who better to talk about that, the gorgeous host of "entertainment tonight," nischelle turner. >> hi! >> chris rock is hosting this year. >> chris rock's shoulder was built for this. it was built for this stage, for this moment. he's the type of comedian that this oscars need. nick told me i've seen some of the stuff he's cooking up and he's like it's bananas. he said it's definitely something not to be missed. he also told me dave chapel has been involved. so just get ready.
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>> you know what i want to discuss with you because you've been doing this. everybody's like is this leo's year for "the revenant"? >> it's his year. if he does not win the oscar for best actor, we should pack up and go home. the one knock on him has been leonardo decaprio does not like to campaign for awards. he likes to let his work speak for itself. i think that's hurt him in years past. during the oscars, you got to do a little bit of campaigning. this year he's a little older, a little wiser and i think he realizes the game a little more. i've seen three leo throughout the campaign season at all the awards. he's active, he's present. and he deeply feels this film.
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they won't through a lot doing this filfilm. >> it's a very beautiful film. one of the beautiful people will be tayona paris, who was in spike lee's film about chicago and gun violence. this women come up with a unique way to stop gun violence in her neighborhood. i spoke to her about this film and about this controversy that's hanging over hollywood right now. >> y'all know the power we have withholding just a day, a week, imagine a month, a year. oh, they going to bring the peace. >> suppose the men just dump us. >> if we all hold out, who can they go to? >> the hos over there. >> if we want to be alive and our babies to thrive, we're
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going to have to organize. >> joining me is tayona paris. thank you for coming in. it's "chi-raq." you play lisa strada in this movie. what was it like to work with spike lee? >> it was an opportunity i've always wanted. you have some greeks speaking in verse. all of this was really exciting. i never actually thought those things could come together in cinema. >> he's very outspoken. he's been outspoken about this controversy about oscar so white. he said he won't be attending with his wife. jada pinkett smith said she won't be attended with her
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husband, who they thought should have been nominated for "concussion." what do you think this should do? >> i think they should try to double the amount of minorities and women in the academy. i want to see studios do the same thing, see more films incorporate people of color in general, not just black people. we all need to be represented. >> chris rock is hosting. how do you think he's going to handle it? >> listen, using humor is a great way to shed light on very serious issues and we do that in "chi-raq," we're use the element of humor to illuminate darker, deeper, larger issues that are sometimes hard to stomach without laughing. these are very big issues happening in our nation that we just sweep under the rug, which is why i love that spike made "chi-raq." we're not going to ignore these
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issues anymore. they're huge. at the beginning of the movie, you see the statistics that say more people are dying in the south shied of chicago than in all of the wars we've had overseas. so -- >> let me lay this stat on you. nearly half of the 20 to 24-year-old black men in chicago were out of work and out of school in 2014. i recently sat down with spike and we talked about that. not that particular spot butting is -- but something very close to that. >> here as the thing, we have to give our young -- not just black and african-american, we have to give our young people a reason to keep living. i talk to these guys. they're okay if they don't live past 18. human life is the most precious thing you can have. we failed our youth if they don't feel life is worth living.
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if they don't feel life is worth living, they'll go out and shoot people left and right. that's what happens happening. >> how do you turn that around? >> there is so many things that it hard to say this is the one thing that's going to help solve everything, burr i think starting with these kinds of conversations is good. >> i appreciate you coming in. >> i appreciate you having me. >> thank you very much. it is a pleasure. teyonah, it was amazing to get to talk to you and look at this, it's called "chi-raq." the dvd is out. an amazing performance by you. >> thank you very much. >> i'm going to be on the red carpet with my colleague. and join us after the show for "and the winner is," we'll talk about the show, all of the moments. please join us. i'm don lemon. good night.
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