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>> thanks for being here. >> nice to be here. >> i don't believe you suddenly. it's time for newsroom with carol costello. >> you guys have a great day. good morning. thank you for joining me. violence as a back drop to this intense race. democrats ramping up. >> donald trump is a pathological liar. >> what trump has done is like a case of political arson. he has lit the fire and then he throws his hands up and claims that he shouldn't be held responsible. >> he is saying if you beat somebody up that is okay. i'll pay the legal fees.
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that is an outrage. >> let's call today manic monday. candidates are racking up miles ahead of super tuesday part three. both parties aware. more than 1,000 delegates up for grabs. ohio governor john kasich needs to win his home state tomorrow as marco rubio needs to capture florida to keep his campaign alive. we have a lot to cover this morning. >> good morning. just one more day here of campaigning on the democratic side before the key primaries tomorrow. last night bernie sanders and hillary clinton trying to show their strength for democrats. that is getting a little bit ahead of things because first they must take on each other. >> whoevers goes up against donald trump better be ready.
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>> stopping the republican front runner a critical topic for democrats ahead of another super tuesday. >> the way you beat trump is to expose him. and he can be exposed at many, many levels. >> hillary clinton touted her experience and resilience. >> the republicans have been after me for 25 years. >> reporter: keeping some battle plan against trump under wraps for now. >> i'm not going to spill the beans right now, but suffice it to say there are many arguments that we can use against him. i'm having foreign leaders ask if they can endorse me to stop donald trump. some have done it publically, actually. the italian prime minister for example. >> how about the ones done it privately? >> no, jakement we are holding that in reserve, too. >> bernie sanders hitting his rival hard on trade which he believes helped him pull off an upset. >> you are looking at aner and
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everyone of these disastrous d - trade agreements which have cost american workers millions of jobs. one of the very strong differences between secretary clinton and myself, she has supported almost all of those trade agreements. >> and taking a dig at trump along the way. >> everybody understands that trade is a positive thing. nobody is talking about building a wall around the united states. of course we are going to trade. there is one guy talking about it. let me rephrase it. no rational person is talking about it. >> the most emotional moment of the night -- >> excuse me. i'm sorry. >> reporter: on the death penalty as clinton was pressed by a man exonerated after nearly 40 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. >> i came close to my own execution. how can you still take your
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stance on the death penalty? >> this is such a profoundly difficult question, a very limited use of it in cases where there has been horrific mass killings. that's really the exception that i still am struggling with and that would only be in the federal system. but what happened to you was a travesty. >> reporter: one of the few times death penalty has come up in the campaign. going forward today both campaigning hard in the five states that will vote tomorrow. this will test the strength of sanders' insurgency. should he have a good day tomorrow he will certainly keep the fight alive. hillary clinton will be coming behind me here to this union hall. she is not so confident about her native state of illinois why
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she is coming here on the eve of the campaign to get out the final few votes. >> jeff zeleny reporting live from chicago this morning. the raucous nature of trump events is not likely to end. move on.org took partial credit for the cancellation of trump's chicago rally is not done yet. the group has 22,000 pledging to speak out in every way possible. and although both bernie sanders and hillary clinton have denounced violence passion is at all time high on both sides. with me now former governor, a hillary clinton supporter and the senior adviser to correct the record. also where me daily beast columnist. welcome to both of you. so sally, trump has almost monopolized the media spot light with sometimes outrageous
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behavior. some say we are at a pivotal moment either democracy worked peacefully or the world watches as the greatest democracy dissolves into chaos? >> the protesters are highlighting a fundamental problem at the center of donald trump and his message and his insighting not just violence but hate in his supporters or preying upon that hate. to blame the protesters is like a dog with a propencity to bite people you can't blame the people he bites. this is an angry group of supporters who have not been encouraged by their leader to channel that anger in a constructive direction but sometimes to channel it into violence. it is giving american people a clear choice between protesters who are standing up for the american values of inclusion and
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tolerance and opportunity for all and donald trump and his supporters who want to punch those values in the face. >> still -- i will pose this question. move on.org seems intent on sending protesters. shouldn't this just stop? >> i think that it is really important to send a message to donald trump that it is not acceptable to hate people. it is not acceptable to inspire hate in your followers. donald trump has been addicted in his narcissistic way to attention. this is the way that he has seen now to cause what he believes is adulation. what he has done is to blum this deep vein of anxiety in a negative way. if you are a leader you can inspire people and give them hope or you can cause terrible things to happen. that is what he is doing.
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move on.org has every right and should call him out on that. they are protesting against the violence. our hope is that all protests on the side against donald trump mirror and reflect what we would like to see which is nonviolent protests. nonviolent language. calling people to better angles -- >> i just don't -- i wish i could say that is the way it would be. ben carson was on the "today" show. he is afraid things could escalate further if bernie sanders supporters continue to go to trump rallies because they are just insighting things by their presence. >> the great tradition of protests in our country is like saying blaming the revolutionary protesters for insighting violence like blaming people who
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marched peacefully down the streets for insighting water canons turned on them. donald trump created a festered environment of hate and violence that he is deliberately stoking as much as he wants to deny it. you can read all reports that he is actively -- when one supporter punches someone in the face and maybe next time we kill them donald trump's response? i will pay his legal fees. >> you cannot let him to have all of the language. -- you cannot blame protesters for calling him out on his hateful language. he cannot suck all of the oxygen and have the conversation all be about building a wall, about his hateful rhetoric. so i think sally is absolutely right. you cannot blame the protesters. the protesters need to act in a
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way that mirrors nonviolence. you cannot blame them in america for calling him out on it. >> i have to leave it there. thanks for both of you. let's talk about the republican candidates. all of them are on the trail this morning ahead of tomorrow's super tuesday primaries. many eyes on donald trump. he is the front runner. he will split his time between three different states. the republican front runner under the microscope and under fire after a string of violent incidents. jason carroll is live in tampa with more. >> reporter: one of the big questions facing the trump campaign is what happened over the weekend, what happened on friday? would gnat have a negative effect on his momentum? a new poll out this morning seems to suggest it would not have an effect on his campaign. he is still on track for major wins tomorrow night.
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>> we had some i would say -- let's be nice, protesters. >> reporter: after a turbulent weekend on the trail a defiant donald trump pointing fipgers. >> send them back to bernie. >> get your people in line. >> reporter: the billionaire trying to shift the blame to bernie sanders. >> a lot of them come from bernie sanders whether he wants to say it or not. if he says no then he is lying. >> reporter: at the cnn town hall democratic candidates turned it around calling out trump for his statements. >> he is saying if you go out and beat somebody up that's okay. i will pay the legal fees. that is an outrage. >> he is the person who has for months now been not just insighting violence but applauding violence. >> the gop front runner canceling his event in chicago friday night after the rally erupted in chaos.
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on saturday this man tried to rush the stage. the secret service quickly tackled the protester as trump supporters cheered. on sunday -- >> get them out of here. >> more protesters crashed the party. >> get him out now! >> with over 350 delegates on the line in five states this tuesday. >> like to punch him in the face. >> reporter: trump is doubling down claiming his heated words are not to blame for the violence like this supporter sucker punching a protester last week. >> i don't acceptt responsibility. i do not condone violence in any shape and i will tell you from what i saw the young man stuck his finger up in the air and the other man sort of just had it. >> reporter: the trump rally set to get underway here at the convention center in tampa at about 2:00. security obviously a concern. i spoke to public safety coordinator. he told me they had briefing
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about security here this morning. he says his officers will only be used and put to work if there is something that the secret service cannot handle. there will be a number of officers stationed inissed the convention center and outside here. he is hoping his officers will not have to be used. >> i hope so, too. jason carroll reporting live from tampa, florida. tomorrow will be a huge day in the race for the white house. we will have complete all day coverage of super tuesday part three. all about ohio. trump signaling he is worried as republicans gear up for a fierce fight. are you powered by protein? we are. milk has 8 grams to help give you energy
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today marks the final push for republican candidates. the big prizes florida and ohio which are both winner take all contests. the candidates are trying to lock in last minute support. these are live pictures where
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governor john kasich is getting ready to hold a big rally. the governor will be joined by mitt romney who has yet to make any kind of official endorsement but former house speaker john boehner who is in a good mood after tweeting this photo of himself mowing the lawn. he put this picture on instagram just before he endorsed john kasich. in the meantime donald trump appears a little worriedism he cancelled a campaign event to rally in ohio later today. let's bring in -- hickory, north carolina where trump will be next hour. good morning, chris. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump starting a barn stormer of a day here in north carolina. just about an hour he will sit down with governor chris christie and have a one-on-one conversation ask then heads to florida and then ohio. hitting three big states up for grabs tomorrow. no compromise why he replaced a
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rally in florida with one in ohio. it is really the only race where donald trump is being threatened. and if you look at the polls depending on who you look at kasich up in some and donald trump up in others. john kasich getting a lot of help from the establishment as they try to put the brakes on donald trump cruising to this republican nomination. mitt romney mabing two campaign stops. john boehner from ohio endorsing john kasich over the weekend. and then you had, of course, you had a -- you had a lot of decisive language this weekend, as well. critics say that donald trump is not -- is bringing protests on himself. marco rubio telling our own jake tapper coming as close as he could to say he is not going to support donald trump should he get the nomination.
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let's take a listen. >> sounded like somebody who no matter what you say publically you are not going to vote for trump in the privacy of the voting booth. >> well, let me tell you that i think a significant number of republicans will not vote for donald trump at the voting booth. they just won't do it. they will abstain. i never argued that somebody should abstain and i need to lead by example. it is getting harder every day to justify that answer. i'm not prepared to say anything different today other than tell you i hope we can avoid that. >> reporter: there you have marco rubio coming as close as he can to suggesting as do or die for rubio 99 delegates up for grabs in a winner take all contest. marco rubio needs to win there but down by double digits. donald trump feeling comfortable enough to go to ohio instead of
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florida today. >> reporting live from north carolina thank you. let's talk ohio. i am from ohio. my next guest is from ohio. we know how important ohio is for any presidential candidate. it is true in the primary, too. if mr. trump does not win ohio primary will go until july and loss increases possibility of contested convention. with me now hue hewitt. >> good morning. >> good morning. an nbc wall street journal poll shows kasich leading in ohio. another shows the two candidates tied. i talked with my cousin the other day. he is predicting a trump win. how about you? >> your cousin is wrong. i talked to my brother and my best friend from high school over the weekend and they are both voting for kasich. i did know and john kasich is
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appearing in 45 minutes with jim trestle, former ohio state university football coach. the father, son and holy ghost of football in ohio are for john kasich. tonight donald trump is going into my hometown to the airport at 6:00 p.m. trying to rally democrats. and democrats are actually voting in large numbers for donald trump. john kasich has a republican organization behind him. he knows the local media. 18 years in congress. six years as governor. i don't see how you beat someone like that in ohio cht when he wins it means an open convention in cleveland. >> going back to voters who may vote for trump, the columbus dispatch saying voters are switching political affiliations. of 39,000 requests 17,000 came
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from voters changing their party registration. you think most of those 17,000 voters changing their party remg administration are going to vote for trump? >> pay attention to local media. they had a number of democrats coming in saying they want tovote for donald trump. i said yesterday donald is right. people going to rallies are going there to disrupt. i was shocked that jennifer granham is encouraging an invitation for violence. i'm not shocked that sally did it. donald trump is drawing democrats to these rallies because the steel valley is not what it once was. car manufacturing business isn't what it was. i think he is drawing
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disenchanted disappointed democrats, disappointed with the government and president obama's pro promises. he is getting those people to come to the rallies and vote in open primaries. closed primaries will tell a different story. i wouldn't be surprised with 1.1 million votes in florida cast if we have a surprise in florida. donald trump is absolutely right. these protesters are not protesters. they are going to his rallies to cause disruption. i'm shocked that jennifer granholm said go ahead. >> i will say that donald trump has a responsibility to shut this violence down. he ought to come out and say i condemn violence in whatever form. i don't care if tathere are protesters that want to rally you and kind of provoke you. it doesn't matter. no one should resort to violence. why doesn't he say that?
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>> said donald trump is an arsonist. what i just saw with move on.org that is the arson. they are setting the fire. hillary said it last night. i don't know how you build this giant pillar of dry wood and send in the gasoline and matches and hillary says this is terrible. donald trump is exactly right that they should stay away from his rallies or peacefully protest. i have seen the tape. you have seen the tape. the people in chicago are there to set a riot. that doesn't fly in ohio. this will not fly in ohio for hillary clinton. she is losing the state in real time. she is such a terrible candidate she had that aids fall on friday. she responded very late to the chicago thing. she is a terrible candidate. donald trump is going to have a great rally but john kasich will win buckeye state. >> blue collar democrats voting for donald trump i would think
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that would take votes away from bernie sanders, not hillary clinton. >> i think that is what happened in michigan. i think a lot of democrats switched to vote for donald trump, classic union democrats north of detroit. they voted for donald trump for the reasons i talked about earlier. there will be a lot of that in ohio and chicago. hillary is in trouble in illinois. nevertheless, you go back to ohio and look at miami university, that area, john boehner's old congressional district. the former speaker endorsed john kasich yesterday. ohio is going to be in the bag for the governor. i think the poll yesterday with a six point lead is much more likely on the mark given anecdotes are not evidence. my anecdotes match up with the poll. >> i'll hold you to that. thanks so much for dropping by.
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>> still to come get them out. the latest phrase as he squares off against protesters. i will talk to three protest whoorz were kicked out of trump rallies next. you're an at&t small business expert? sure am. my staff could use your help staying in touch with customers. at&t can help you stay connected. am i seeing double? no ma'am. our at&t 'buy one get one free' makes it easier for your staff to send appointment reminders to your customers... ...and share promotions on social media? you know it! now i'm seeing dollar signs. you should probably get your eyes checked. good one babe. optometry humor. right now get up to $650 in credits to help you switch to at&t.
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an american man turns himself in to kurdish officials after spending time in isis territory. nick paton walsh is in beirut following the story for us. >> reporter: very little information at this stage. as you say it isn't clear what he was doing in isis territory. i'm sure many observers will say you don't get to hang out there as a foreigner unless you have isis permission. kurdish officials taking him into security custody to launch
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investigation as to how he came to be walking out of isis territory towards kurdish fighter front lines. a video released of the handover shows a kurdish official interrogating him. what is clear is that his father is palestinian. his mother is iraqi. he appears to say perhaps from the town of mosul. but he is an american citizen. there has been reports that perhaps he was in possession of a virginia driving license. still a strange story of how an american citizen wandering out of isis territory. >> nick paton walsh reporting live for us this morning. thank you. and good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you for joining me. donald trump is doubling down saying he does not accept responsibility for the violence that takes place at his rallies. but his comments on the campaign trail prompted one man to rush
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the stage at an ohio event this weekend. 22-year-old thomas was hauled out and charged with disorderly conduct and inducing panic. in a cnn exclusive he said he was just trying to send a message. >> i was thinking that i could get up on stage and take his podium away from him and take his mic away from him and send a message to all people out in the country who wouldn't consider themselves racist who wouldn't consider themselves approving of what type of violence donald trump is allowing at his rallies and send them a message that we can be strong. >> so let's talk about this and more. joining me from detroit, both first time voters and bernie sanders supporters. they were escorted out of a trump rally.
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you were also removed from a trump rally after showing up in mid eastern attire. you went to a trump rally wearing describe to our viewers what you were wearing. >> what i had on was red west african shirt and pants and a cutia. it is worn throughout middle east by some christians. it is popular middle eastern attire. >> are you from the middle east? >> i am not. i wore that outfit in solidarity of those insulted by violent rhetoric by donald trump. i wanted to send a message that we don't have to be small in
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order to attend and be a part of the process. >> some sorters might say you wore the middle eastern gear because you wanted a reaction from the crowd. you meant to cause a ruckus. what would you say to them? >> according to their logic that only works if the crowd is bigoted. in this case it turned out the trump campaign was bigoted. police claimed they were told to escort me out. the trump campaign said i was no longer welcome. so i believe that did come from the trump campaign. >> i want to go to lauren next. you were escorted out of a trump rally in michigan. you are a bernie sanders supporter. why did you go? >> we went to see what donald was promoting as a presidential
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nominee like seeing what he was all about. that's the answer we got from him. >> stephanie, what happened? how did people know you were bernie sanders supporters? >> i was wearing a hat that had a peace sign and it said bernie 2016 on it. lauren was wearing a shirt that said dump the trump with a toilet on it. >> again, some trump supporters might say you went there in order to get escorted out. >> we knew we were going to get escorted out but we didn't think it would be like this. we didn't go there to cause a scene. we went there to honestly listen. >> describe what happened when you were escorted out. >> as the crowd started pointing and yelling an officer and secret service member came and led us by the back out through the crowd.
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the crowd was booing and screaming and chanting usa which was confusing because we are both born and raised like u.s. citizens like we are from usa. in the video you can hear someone saying go to mexico. it was like an angry mob. it was intimidating. >> did you feel afraid? were you intimidated, too? >> yeah. especially when the officer told me that if i came back i would get arrested. and then i asked him well isn't it my right to protest. he said not here. you don't have right here. >> so professor, i guess i will ask you this because donald trump says bernie sanders supporters and protesters like you are going to these rallies to purposefully insight people hoping that violence will occur so that it can be blamed on the trump camp. what would you say to that? >> first of all, let me say, there is a lot of talk about
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donald trump. we have to acknowledge this is not a donald trump problem. this is an american problem. the gop had this rhetoric of stoking right wing populism and irational fears of people. donald trump did not start it and sadly although he is playing to those politics of fear he can't end it. he should want people like these wonderful students, other people who have been attacked he should want the people to participate in the democratic process and hear his message. what has happened is if you come dressed in the wrong outfit like i was you might be escorted out or you might be viciously attacked. >> lauren, tell me -- i'm sure you heard what happened in chicago over the weekend where some violence broke out between bernie sanders supporters and trump supporters. when you were watching that what went through your mind? >> just crazy to me to see how
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just at the primary levels so much violence breaking out from tensions and it is scary to see how angry people are getting over this and whether they are hurting each other over it. >> do you blame bernie sanders supporters for going to this trump rally at all and insighting this? what would you say to them? >> i would just say that good job. i don't think it is their fault that this happened. i think that a lot of it has to do with trump's message because he promotes violence. so -- >> and lauren, would you go to another trump rally? >> i don't think i would just because how intimidating it was and how everyone was like screaming at me. i think i saw what i needed to see to like get an understanding of what it was like. i don't think i want to go back. >> how about you, professor?
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>> absolutely. i will encourage everyone to go. we have to be organized in trying to exercise our democratic rights to peacefully protest this kind of violent rhetoric, violent policies. let me be clear. donald trump knows how to make a point when he wants to make it. the young man punched donald trump defended that person. if you listen to the last thing that man said, he said on camera the next time we might kill that young man. this is a lynching kind of rhetoric and donald trump is endorsing it. >> i have to leave it there. thanks to all of you. still to come, ongoing terror raids after a car bomb ripped through turkey's capital. more than two dozen suspects in custody. a live report next. incredible bladder protection from always discreet
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turkey after a car bomb, the blast killing at least 37 people and injuring 125 others. cnn learning nearly 30 people are in custody faultoing an anti-terror raid. >> reporter: hi. behind us you can seep the police cordon and the white sheet across the road. this is one of the main boulevards in a very central area normally very busy especially at the time that the explosion took place at 6:45 p.m. local on a sunday. there are shops on either side of the road here. you can walk with your friends and family. there is a number of open air restaurants. this attacker or attackers drove a vehicle laden with explosives
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and detonated it very close to a crowded bus. the intent was to cause maximum casualties and instill maximum fear. the turkish government saying they believe a terrorist organization is behind the attack not yet disclosing which one saying they want to wait for full results of an investigation. turkish media quoting security sources that it is the kurdish separatest group waging a decades long war with the turkish government seen fighting renewed since a cease fire fell apart over the summer. turkish media reporting one was a female born in 1992. this is a city, a country reeling from violence especially because it was meant to be in a state of heightened alert.
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twin suicide bombings ripped through a rally in october. >> reporting live from turkey this morning. thank you. inside one of donald trump's biggest business blunders next. if your family outing is magical for all the wrong reasons. you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec® for powerful allergy relief. and zyrtec® is different than claritin®. because it starts working faster on the first day you take it. try zyrtec®. muddle no more®. hey, jesse. who are you? i'm vern, the orange money retirement rabbit from voya. vern from voya? yep, vern from voya. why are you orange? that's a little weird. really? that's the weird part in this scenario? look, orange money represents the money you put away for retirement. save a little here and there, and over time, your money could multiply. see? ah, ok. so, why are you orange? funny. see how voya can help you get organized at voya.com.
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hates losing. >> i say it kiddingly, but i mean it 100%. we're going to win, win, win. we're going to win so much you're going to get sick and tired of it. you're going to say mr. president, we can't take it anymore. you're winning too much. >> but that doesn't mean he's
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only had success. do you remember trump mortgage? i didn't think so. christine roman has been going inside truch's businesses and successes and failures. >> there are some. he's built a reputation on being the best businessman, winning all the time. he says that will make him a great president. but trump has more than once started businesses or put his name on a product that would fail. he jumped in at the height of the mortgage market and failed. >> he spins away every business failure whether it's using bankruptcy laws for his four troubled casinos. >> i have used the laws of this country just like the greatest people that you read about every day in business. >> to donald trump university. >> trump university, we're going to start it up as soon as i win the lawsuit. >> to trump airlines? . >> i sold the airline and made a great deal. >> the one you don't hear much about, trump mortgage.
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it launched from the spring of 2006, the peak of the housing bubble when there were warning signs the housing market was headed for collapse. months earlier, alan greenspan hipted at a bubble. >> where home prices seem to have risen to unsustainable levels. >> greenspan didn't see the size and scope of the melt down. either did trump. >> i think it's a great time to start a mortgage company. >> it connected lenders with borrowers looking for loans. it didn't actually lend money outright to home buyers. it promised to be, quote, the strongest and safest residential mortgage company. a year later. >> the biggest housing bust. >> the economy could turn south.
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>> trump mortgage failed to hit the financial targets. less than two years after it opened, the company was history. these days they down play the business. they said it was a tiny deal that mr. trump looked at but never ultimately moved forward with because mr. trump decided he didn't want to be in this business for seeing the market crash. is that just more spin on a failed business venture? that's for the voters to decide. >> team trump minimizing the company as just a tiny deal in a universe of some 500 companies. but trump is selling his real estate skills as the basis for his success, so this may be more revealing. >> many thanks. a maryland police officer killed in what's being called an unprovoked attack. you're an at&t small business expert? sure am. my staff could use your help staying in touch with customers. at&t can help you stay connected. am i seeing double? no ma'am. our at&t 'buy one get one free' makes it easier for your
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flags in maryland are flying at half staff after a 28-year-old police officer was killed in what the department calls an unprovoked attack. he was shot and killed in front of his police station orb sunday. his bosses say there was no reason to be targeted and the suspect had nothing to do with the officer. they say he cannot be replaced. >> he had an infectious smile. he lit up a room. he was a tremendous personality that made everybody smile and wanted to be everything to everybody. he was a police officer who was a real cop's cop. >> officer coalson would have celebrated his 29th birthday this week. the suspect is recovering in the hospital. another person was also placed under arrest. the next hour of "cnn newsroom," right now.
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donald trump is literally inciting violence with his supporters. >> isn't it great to be at a trump rally? really. it ads excite. doesn't it, folks? >> it looks like something out of the third world. >> he has lit the fire, and then he throws his hands up. >> as big as the rallies are, nobody has ever been hurt. >> there's no question that donald trump has created a toxic atmosphere. >> and good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me
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against the back drop. we see these live images in florida of senator rubio who is holding a meet and greet in jackson. he is later heading to three other cities. it is do or die for rubio in florida. he has said all weekend he's certain to win the home state on tuesday, but polls showing donald trump with a comfortable lead in the state of florida. the republican 2016 field march to super tuesday, it's ramping up right now, all four candidates about to hold rallies as they hope to lock up support in critical states. these are live shots from the trump and rubio events. rubio in florida while cruz is in illinois. john kasich is in his home state of ohio where he'll be joined later today by mitt romney. team kasich says it is not an endorse. and donald trump goes to north carolina before visiting florida and ohio.
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trump digging in amid sharp criticism about his rhetoric. he says he isn't responsible but supporters of sanders are. sanders hitting back hard at a cnn town hall. >> donald trump is a pathological liar. [ applause ] we have never, our campaign does not believe and never will encourage anybody to disrupt anything. we have millions of supporters. people do what they do. people have the right to protest. i happen not to believe that people should disrupt anybody's meetings. >> all right. cnn is covering all angles this morning. jason carroll tracking donald trump in florida. chris frates is with the gop front runner who will be in north carolina. jason, i want to start with you. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. security clearly a concern here
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at the convention center here in tampa. some 1,000 people expected to show up here for the event for trump later on this afternoon. i spoke to, actually, just earlier this afternoon, a representative from the tampa pd who tells me he like so many people watched what happened in chicago on friday, saw what happened when the man rushed the stage in ohio. saw what happened on sunday in boca raton here in florida. as you can imagine, security here a great concern. they had a briefing about it this morning. he says his officers will not get involved unless, of course, there's something that the secret service cannot handle. as for trump's part, he's remaining defiant as ever, carol, as you know, saying he is not to blame for what happened over the weekend, saying bernie sanders shares some of that blame as well. >> if my people went into one of his rallies, they'd say this is a terrible thing. they'd be arrested and all sorts of things would happen to them.
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if conservative republicans ever wept into his rally, you would see things happen that would be unbelievable, and bernie would be poor bernie, isn't that a shame? >> trump also saying that the media has been unfair to him in terms of how the media has portrayed what has happened. he says the media deserves some of the blame in all of this as well. but getting back to the event here later today at 2:00 at the convention center. once again, tampa pd saying they have no intention of getting involved unless there's something the secret service cannot handle. they're also saying that going forward they believe that this event will be a peaceful one, given that the event not too long ago where trump hosted some 10,000 people. they say that went off without a hitch. they're hoping what happens here later today will go off without a hitch as well. >>. >> reporting live in tampa.
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right now cruz is attacking trump saying he's a liberal democrat in disguise. let's listen. >> we saw violence, trump himself saying he would consider paying legal fees for somebody who punched a protester. i understand you will say that you made a promise to support the nominee and you'll keep it. but at what points do events on the ground force you or have you reconsider and maybe look at your position given that your rivals have said it would be extremely difficult to support trump if he were the nominee? >> i could give you one example. if he were to go out on fifth avenue and shoot somebody, i would not be willing to support donald trump, but i think the best answer to donald trump, to his failed liberal policies, to his being immeshed in washington corruption, supporting the policies that have caused so much damage, funding open border democrats, funding the
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architects of obama care, all of which he's done. the answer is not to cry in your beer about the support donald as received and not to deal with the washington establishment hopes to do in the fevered dreamers, where they dream of a brokers convention. where there's a deadlock and they get an establishment candidate who is their salvation. that's not going to happen. and it would spark an absolute revolt, quite rightly, from the voters. the way to beat donald trump is beat him at the ballot box which is what we have been doing, and that is why our campaign, republicans, are uniting behind the campaign because we're the only campaign that has beaten donald trump over and over and over again, and to date we've beaten donald trump nine different times all over the united states of america. literally from alaska to maine, and states all inbetween.
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and as republicans continue to unite, we will continue to beat donald trump. we will win the nomination with 1237 delegates. >> cruz vows to beat donald trump. he said the only way he would not support donald trump is if he went out on fifth avenue and shot someone. let's head to north carolina. donald trump about to take the stage. chris frates is there. good morning, chris. >> good morning, carol. we're here in hickory, north carolina. pretty small university's theater. it's a pretty mellow crowd here by trump standards. about a couple hundred people here. we're not seeing a lot of additional security, unlike what we saw over the weekend. the usual security, secret service and law enforcement. and the trump folks for the last week or so have had private security roving the events to try to find protesters and get them out quickly. we will see if there are any protesters when he takes the stage with chris christie for a one on one conversation.
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should last about an hour. it's just part of a barn storming day that trump has planned. he's here in north carolina. then heads to florida and then to ohio. he cancelled a florida event to be in ohio. that's not a surprise. he's so close with kasich there. it's the only place of the five states tomorrow that are up for grabs where donald trump is competitive. he's spending some extra time there while kasich getting establishment help. mitt romney is campaigning for kasich today making two stops in ohio, and, of course, former speaker, john boehner who is also from ohio, coming out this weekend to endorse john kasich. that's a neck and neck race. that's exciting. donald trump feeling pretty good about the chances in florida. he leads marco rubio there by double digits. like i said, he is skipping an event in florida to go to ohio. rubio marking a do or die moment
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there. it starts here in north carolina with the conversation with chris christie, a former rival who is now going to interview donald trump in front of voters as they try to lock down north carolina tomorrow. >> all right. chris frates reporting live from north carolina this morning. donald trump is a man of his word, pledging to looking into paying the legal bills for the man who sucker punched an african american protester as he was led away by security. mcgraw is now charged with assault. >> i don't accept responsibility. i do not condone violence in any shape, and will tell you that from what i saw, the young man stuck his finger up in the air and the other man sort of just had it. but i don't condone violence. >> and he said that he would look into paying mr. mcgraw's legal bills. trump did not explain mcgraw's suspicion that the victim was a
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terrorist. >> did you like the event? >> you bet. >> what did you like about it? >> knocking the hell out of that big mouth. we don't know who he is, but we know he's not acting like an american. >> so he deserved it? >> every bit of it. >> what was that? >> yes, he deserved it. the next time we see him, we might have to kill him. >> with me now is a trump supporter and former political director for the reagan white house, i'm also joined by erol lewis. welcome to both of you. >> good morning. >> hello, carol. >> good morning. jeffrey, i understand loyalty, but we saw the pictures. mr. mcgraw was not being threatened physically in any way. why would mr. trump consider paying the legal bills for this man? >> carol, look, there's no place for violence here, none, zero. and i can't see you here. i can only hear you, but certainly i am aware as i think
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are you that there was attempts at violence. there were people who were these protesters taking swing at trump supporters. i saw that on cnn air. we're not talking about that. the american left is into violence. this guy, you know, i don't know where this guy is coming from. i want nothing to do with him. you know, i don't deal in violence. it's wrong. >> you're talking, jeffrey, about mr. mcgraw? >> yes. >> you want nothing to do with that man? >> nothing to do with him. >> do you disagree with your candidate, then, donald trump for looking into paying his legal bills? >> i understand what he's saying, he'd stick by his word, but what i'm trying to say, and this is very important. the american left promotes violence. they always do, whether it's occupy wall street, black lives matter, the democratic convention of 1968. there are dozens of incidents of
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this from the american left. that's because they dependent on violence. they use violence, labor violence, race violence, ferguson, baltimore. this is what they do. the guy that rushed the platform in ohio is a bernie sanders supporter. they are into vie reolenviolenc. donald trump has nothing to do with this. all i'm suggesting to you is this is what they do. we're going to see more of it because we've been seeing it for decades. >> i'm going to interrupt you for a minute. i want to go back to the ted cruz rally. he's talking about john kasich. let's listen. >> the stakes are too high. this is not -- this is not a college faculty lounge where we're debating an interesting issue. this is fighting for the future of our country. this is fighting for our kids. my daughters are seven and five. when i wake up every day, i think about what kind of country are my daughters going to
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inherit? are they going to inherit a country where their adult lives they're working to pay off the debts of their deadbeat parents and dwrgrandparents. when you can't find a job coming out of college? are they going to inherit a country where the bill of rights is a distant memory? i am convinced the answer is no, but only if we come together and win. and the only candidate who has beaten donald trump and can and will, is our campaign. that's what we're going to do in this race, and i'm encouraged the more and more republicans continue to unite behind us. >> reporter: senator, you talked about voters saying enough is enough. at what point do you say enough is enough? >> this race provides a clear choice. the people of illinois want to support a liberal new york
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democrat who has funded the liberal democrats who have imposed failed policies on illinois year after year after year. donald trump is on the ballot. if you're a republican here in illinois and you want to support someone who gave $7,500 to rob blah voi vich. i was never tempted to write him a check. never once was i tempted to do what donald trump did which was give money to the cook county democratic party. and by the way, that's not a cost of doing business. that is supporting the corruption, supporting the failures of the left, and how about $50,000 to the god father? $50,000.
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rob emmanuel threatened financial institutions to try to force them to cut off the line of credit to gun manufacturers. it was an act of naked bullying, trying to use political power to try to force these companies to join in president obama's efforts to take away our right to keep and bear arms. at the time i wrote to the ceos of the banks, observing that in texas we had a different view of political power, a more humble view that we didn't think elected officials should be in the business of extorting private citizens and threatening government power and retaliation against anyone who disagrees on policy. the bullying of rob emmanuel is consistent with the bullying of obama and hillary clinton, and maybe that's why donald trump gave $50,000 to fund his bullying left wing tactics. you know, any political candidate who demands the people
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who attend his rallies that they raise their hands and pledge support to that candidate as donald trump does, in my view, is getting it backwards. the people of illinois are familiar with that. there have been chicago mayors who demand things, perhaps on the knees. that's a phrase donald trump likes. he likes suggesting that people come to him and he makes them get down on their knees. if you like the abuse of power from chicago democrats, then donald trump is a great candidate. >> we're going to step away from senator cruz, talking about -- i would suppose donald trump giving a campaign contribution to the disgraced chicago mayor who is now serving time in prison. i want to go back the our panel. welcome back to both of you. jeffrey, i would assume that's what senator cruz was talking about? >> well, i have to say, i love senator cruz. i like to refer to him on occasion, vice president cruz. look, he's in a race for
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president with donald trump. he has to say what he has to say. i would disagree. some of the business about raising your hands, when you see the clip, he's kidding. he's joking. he's joshing with his audience. senator cruz, good politician that he is, is trying to make something of this that's more than was -- you know, in fact. that's the way you go here. this is a presidential primary, presidential primaries are rock them, sock them, and they always have been on both sides. >> do you agree with that? cruz is behind in ohio. i don't know what the polls show in illinois, but i think he's behind there too. he's trying to appeal to people to say, look, donald trump is not the guy to follow because he's a liberal democrat in disguise. he's given money to disgraced democratic politician and he wants you to drop to your knees if you don't pledge loyalty to him. >> some parts of that have more
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meaning than others. the part about pledging to vote for a candidate, in a state when early voting is going on, trying to make sure people go out and vote for him, that's understandable. that's sort of meaningless. the rest of it, though, i think is sort of important, and it's kind of a trail of bread crumbs for reporters who follow. there's a big sort of garish looking trump building on the chicago river, and a lot of people in chicago didn't want it there, and to the extent that he got zoning changes and some political help in making that happen, it might well be connected to the donations that he's made to the mayor. trump has always responded that i went around and bought pligs of all stripes in order to further my business interests. to the extent this is about the soul not just of the republican party but of the conservative
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poli political movement, some say that's not acceptable. that's not how you lead a conservative moment by giving money to your opponents over and over again for selfish, personal business reasons. >> jeffrey, i know that mr. trump, i think that he appears kind of worried about ohio. i want to talk about ohio for a second. he added another event there that he didn't have on the schedule. why is he going back there? >> it is close, but all accounts. what i always find interesting about whether it's florida, ohio, or texas, is that if you're the governor of ohio in the kasich sense, and you can't win your own state, then you've got a problem. if you are the governor of ohio and you win your home state, you would say, well, so what, and that would apply to marco rubio in florida and ted cruz did win texas. he's the senator from texas. i always think these home state primaries are sort of a double edged sword. they can be fatal if you lose them. if you win them, in essence,
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people are asking so what, you're the governor or the senator from the state, you ought to be able to win it. >> i have to leave it there. thanks to both of you. still to come, a cnn town hall, bernie sanders versus hillary clinton. they're fighting for the white house, but it's your job that's becoming more of their focus. oh, look... ...another anti-wrinkle cream in no hurry to make anything happen. neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair works... ...in one week. with the... fastest retinol formula available. it's clinically proven to work on fine lines and... ...even deep wrinkles. "one week? that definitely works!" rapid wrinkle repair. and for dark spots, rapid tone repair. neutrogena®. "see what's possible."
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democrats, hillary clinton and bernie sanders faced off each making their case before tomorrow's important primaries. sanders sharpening his edge on trade and denouncing his rival's support of previous trade agreements. >> one of the strong differences between secretary clinton and myself, she has supported almost all of those trade agreements. i have opposed it. i will not only continue to oppose trade agreements like the tpp which asked us to compete against people in vietnam who make $0.65 and hour, minimum wage, but what we're going to do is develop an entirely different process in terms of trade. >> let's bring in jeff zeleny live in chicago for a clinton event next hour. good morning. >> reporter: good morning.
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you can hear the band is starting behind me here getting ready for hillary clinton's arrival in chicago. but that message of trade and the economy really is driving this democratic presidential campaign. certainly in michigan last week when bernie sanders won that, trade and economy was an important issue. he's hoping it will be here as well. last night at the cnn town hall, hillary clinton said she, too, would fight for steel workers. she, too, would protect the workers but didn't exactly say how. let's take a listen. >> standing here tonight, i can't tell you exactly what that would look like, but i can pledge to you that i'm committed to keeping a steel industry and steel workers working in ohio and america. >> reporter: of course, this is something that is kind of hanging over her a little bit. largely because of nafta. from a couple decades ago, she
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didn't vote for it, but she was the first lady at the time, she has supported some trade agreements and opposed others. bernie sanders is making this an issue. something else he's driving in chicago specifically is rom emmanuel. he's the mayor of chicago. a former white house chief of staff for obama. he is not very popular here now in chicago at all. his approval rating is some 27%, and bernie sanders is suddenly trying to tie rom emmanuel to hillary clinton. >> let me say that as you know, hillary clinton proudly lists the mayor of chicago, rom, emmanuel as one of her leading mayor endorsers. i believe he's at the top of the list of mayors endorsing her. let me be as clear as i can be. based on his disastrous record as mayor of the city of chicago, i do not want his endorsement if
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i win the democratic nomination. that is not the kind of support that i want to take. >> reporter: now, of course, the clinton campaign still believes that in her native state of illinois, that she can do okay here, but there's no -- if she thought she was doing fine and was not in any trouble at all, she wouldn't be here in chicago. he'll be coming here this hour and then campaigning here throughout the day before going onto north carolina. so it's a telltale sign that they believe illinois is too close for comfort, one of the five states voting tomorrow. >> all right. jeff zeleny reporting live from chicago. thank you. sanders and clinton are fighting for nearly 700 delegates. sanders expected to be at least competitive in the midwestern contest. clinton has the clear edge in the south. the chairman of the north carolina democratic party is
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with us. good morning. >> good morning. >> thank you so much for being here. bernie sanders has not given up on your state. according to politico, he's outspent clinton 3 to 1 in tv ads in the last week. do you see a chance of a sanders upset here? >> not really, no. i think that hillary still will win north carolina, but bernie has had a very spirited campaign. they've both had a very respectful campaign, and i think as a democrat, that's the thing i appreciate about both of our candidates. they are both excellent candidates who treat each other with respect, and that's a lot more than we can say for the republican candidates. >> still on the subject of this contest between sanders and clinton, i wonder, are you surprised by how much sanders has put into your state? north carolina represents two areas of weakness for sanders. it's a southern state, and it has a large african american population. >> i think that's why he's had to pour a lot of money into the
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state. that just stands to reason. >> so do ads work? it's such a different type of campaign season? >> i'm sorry, what? >> ad blitzes, like television ad blitzes? >> probably not. i think particularly senator sanders supporters are probably in a more digital area than the ad blitzes on tv. >> do you expect a large turnout tomorrow? >> yes, we do, and we've already had a large turnout. our voters are very excited about this race, and we're all looking forward to it. we have a lot of races in north carolina that are very important, and we have primaries in many of those. we're very much looking forward to tuesday so we can come out and support our candidates once they've been chosen. >> and i just wonders, i know ohio, they're seeing a lot of voters changing their party affiliation. are you seeing that in north carolina as well? >> i don't think we're seeing
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very much of that. i know there are a few people that do it. but i think most people are staying within their parties and voting for the people they choose, they think will be best. >> thank you for joining me this morning. >> thank you. be sure to stay with cnn for tomorrow's final super tuesday. we'll have complete coverage of the day's activities and full results as they come in. it's all day tomorrow on cnn. still to come, exclusive reporting from inside syria. cnn on the ground moments after a deadly air strike. u relief from your cold & flu. you give them a case of the giggles. tylenol® cold helps relieve your worst cold & flu symptoms... you can give them everything you've got. tylenol® i'm spending too muchs for time hiringnter. and not enough time in my kitchen. (announcer) need to hire fast? go to ziprecruiter.com and post your job to over 100 of the web's leading job boards with a single click. then simply select the best candidates
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the only plan b is to return to war. these are words from the u.n. envoy to syria amid new peace talks in geneva. the new talks weeks after john kerry helped to negotiate a
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cease fire in syria. the cease fire could be used for more counterterrorism observations. our senior international correspondent and producer went undercover into rebel held syria where virtually no western journalists have gone for more than a year. they worked with a syrian-based film maker on this exclusive report. >> reporter: moving through rebel held northern syria is difficult and dangerous. as foreign journalists in areas with a strong jeedist presence, we had to travel undercover to see a war few outsiders have witnessed. the city of idlib is the only one under control. this was the courthouse until it was hit by an air strike in december. dozens were killed.
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this 40-year-old lawyer told us he was inside the building when it was hit. his arm was smashed, but he was lucky to survive. >> translator: the russian planes target anything that works in the interest of the people. the goal is that people here live a destroyed live, that they never taste life. this is the tax of living in a liberated area. >> reporter: an hour later we saw that tax for ourselves while filming in a town nearby. we heard the scream of fighter jets wheeling overhead. moments later, the hit. there was just an air strike here. we're now driving very quickly. it's not clear yet what was hit, but we are hearing that there are still planes in the sky.
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arriving on the scene our team found chaos and carnage. volunteers shouted for an balance as they tried to ferry out the wounded. for many, it was too late. a woman lay dead on the ground, a jacket draped over her, and attempt to preserve her dignity. russia has repeatedly claimed it is only hitting terrorist targets. this strike hit a busy fruit market. >> translator: this is just a civilian market. this is not a military area. >> there are no military installations here or anything. it's a market. >> translator: look, it's a market. a fruit market. is this what you want baa shar?
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>> reporter: we couldn't stay long. often jets circle back to hit the same place twice. it's called a double tap. we just arrived here at the hospital where they're bringing the dead and the wounded from those three strikes which hit a park and a fruit market. we don't know the exact number of casualties there, but the scenes of devastation, blood on parts and the injured and dead that we've seen arriving here indicate that this was a very bad strike, indeed. among the injured brought in, a young boy, moaning in pain. he died moments later. the strikes on the town that day killed 11 people. among them, a woman and two children. rescue workers wasted no time in clearing away the rubble. and this ugly war, massacres have become routine. >> clarissa ward is with me now.
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do you have any idea who carried out that attack? >> well, there's really only two possibilities. it was either the air force of the regime of president bashar al assad, or it was the russians. we know the russians since they became involved in syria have been carrying out the vast majority of air strikes. we did reach out to the russian defense ministry. they released a statement saying they have always maintained we do not hit civilians or civilian targets inside syria, but as you'll see in the rest of our series this week, carol, that's simply not what we saw on the ground. . >> we saw that man saying this is a fruit market. is this what you want. >> and we saw a ten-year-old boy who died moments later. they say it's a war on terrorism. from what we saw, it's a war on everyday life. >> supposedly there's a cease fire. >> we were there as it was impleme
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implemented. there was a dramatic decrease in the number of incidents like this, but they are still continuing, and the real concern talking to people on the ground and the disconnect is it's going to take a lot more before we saw the pause translate into a larger and more substantial cease fire. >> hundreds of thousands of people have left syria. are there empty towns? >> yes, but what's even more surprising is when you go into towns like this and find there are still people who have the courage to be bombed day in and day out because they're hoping they can try to build a better future. and in our piece tomorrow, we take you to aleppo, parts of which are completely deserted. >> my final question is what do the people want? what do they want to happen? who do they want to come to their rescue? >> it depends who you talk to. the one thing that every single
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person we spoke to is adamant about is that president bashar al assad has to go and there can be no peace in syria in the future as long as he is there. >> i can't wait to see the rest of your reports. >> thank you. >> important work. thank you so much. still to come in the news room, rubio's last ditch effort. he's meeting with voters in florida right now. is it enough? wfrom your cold & flu. you give them a case of the giggles. tylenol® cold helps relieve
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taking a look at top stories. let's check the dow first. it's down just a bit. just less than a point.
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i guess we could call that flat. the market appears to be slowing down after four consecutive weeks of gains. a huge rally on friday. the weak start today blamed on oil prices slipping lower again. police in turkey have detained four suspects near the syrian border. they think they may be linked to a bombing in the country's capital. it killed 37 people and injured at least 125 others. president obama could announce the supreme court nominee this week. he's interviewing possible candidates to fill the vacancy left by the death of antonin scalia. three appellate judges are topping the list. the first one jsrinivasan. wafor, and garnd.
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federal investigators are on the scene of an amtrak train derailment. 20 people have been hospitalized in kansas. none of the injuries left threatening. the train was headed to chicago from los angeles. flags in maryland are flying at half staff after a 28-year-old police officer is killed in what the department calls an unpronoeked attack. he was shot and killed in front of his police station on sunday. his bosses said he had no reason to be targeted and the suspect had nothing to do with the office. fellow officers say he cannot be replaced. >> jakai had an infectious smile. he lit up a room. he was a tremendous personality that made everybody smile and wanted to be everything to everybody. he was a police officer who was a real cop's cop.
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>> he would have celebrated his 29th birthday this week. the suspect in the shooting was wounded. he's recovering in the hospital. another person was placed under arrest. back to politics now. rubio banking on his home state. the florida senator touring florida today holding a meet and greet with voters in jackson just moments ago, and despite recent polling that shows donald trump with a comfortable lead in the sun shine state. rubio is certain voters will pull through for him. so is this do or die for rubio? let's talk about that with john avalon and michael warren. welcome welcome, gentleman. good morning. i'll be blunt. john, does rubio have a prayer? >> prayer, yes. probability, no. not if the polls are saying anything about it. but, look, it's a cliche to say that the only poll that counts on election day. that's because it's true. and marco rubio is a home state
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senator who should have on advantage. the fact the polls show him getting beat is not a good thing for his campaign and possibly his political future. but let's until the votes are cast. if he loses his home state, which really should be a given in presidential primaries, he's toast. stick a fork in him. >> i was talking to republican officials when i was in florida last week, michael that a lot of people have already voted in early voting in florida, and that was before all of this stuff happened with trump and rubio became down and dirty with trump, and we might be surprised with the results in florida. >> yeah. some of those early voting statistics indicate that rubio actually has an advantage among early voters. i agree with john. the polls don't bode well for marco rubio. he's down double digits to trump. the polls have generally been pretty good this cycle at predicting what the final vote
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is going to be, particularly trump's final vote. now, mar dco rubio has had a go track record of finishing better in some of the earlier states than where he was poll. that's such a large margin. i do question whether or not he can actually close the gap. crazier things have happened this election. i'm not ready to make a prediction, but it's not looking good for rubio. >> okay. let's talk about ohio. kasich is now campaigning in your neck of the woods. youngstown, ohio. some polls have him virtually tied with donald trump. other polls have donald trump up just a bit. what do you think will happen? >> look, this is really the race to watch, because it shows kasich in some polls having a narrow lead. never good to have to fight for your home state, particularly if you're a sitting governor. in the larger field of the stop trump politics, if trump wins ohio and florida, it's almost game over. if kasich can peel off ohio,
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then he certainly lives to fight another day. what i think is interesting is the rubio campaign spokesman said late last week that rubio supporters in ohio should support john casikasich as part the effort. and ted cruz has been building office was in florida, apparently designed to kneecap marco one final time. but the politics of ohio are fascinating. obviously big prize in the general, and that youngstown, ohio area near and dear to my heart is a swing part of the swing state, and trump is hoping he can peel off disaaffected democrats, union voters who may switch to support him. it's a fascinating realtime fight right you. >> and mitt romney will be campaigning in ohio for kasich. john boehner, he sent out a picture of himself blowing hmow lawn, and then he endorsed
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kasich. >> that was the happiest man in the world. it could have an affect. john boehner hated by some of the more conservative members of the republican party. he's still an ohio guy. that's an important part of the state, republican part of the state in south western, ohio from cincinnati where he's from. i think that could have an effect. and kasich is in a better position to win ohio than florida is for rubio. the other states to watch for tomorrow are illinois and missouri. they're not strictly winner take all. they're proportional, and i think ted cruz could perform well in missouri. john kasich could do well in some of the congressional districts in illinois. that could really cut into trump's delegate math. i don't think it's over even if donald trump wins ohio and florida, there's still a way to keep them under the necessary number of delegates. it just gets a lot tougher for the never trump type folks. >> all right. i want to touch on the democrats for a bit, john.
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bernie sanders is doing pretty well in illinois which is kind of surprising since chicago is kind of hillary clinton land, right? >> it is surprising, but the one poll that has been totally wrong this cycle was michigan. and so there's an upper midwest momentum toward bernie sanders right now, particularly in the chicago area. some of the polls show strong support among latinos in particular, and in the politics of illinois, this gets kind of interesting. but the mayor of chicago association with the clintons, bernie is trying to hammer that home as a negative and drive up his minority numbers. but the south of the part that is more conservative and more rural and more white, this is technically hillary clinton's home state. you can pick one of three, illinois, arkansas, new york, but she grew up in illinois. expect a big fight there, and missouri one poll showing bernie one up. again, pay attention to the key cities in the states to see what
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when you switch to directv. basketball tournament is now set. now you can fill out the brackets on company time. coy wire has more on all things march madness. >> great to see you. it's bracket monday. that means an estimated $1.3 billion of company money will be wasted every hour during march madness because about 51 million americans are going to be watching the games through april fourth. the consultants that make the estimates, they warn companies, don't you dare even think about taking away your company off this pools. they say let the people play pause it boosts morale. in the long run, it'll benefit
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the company. yesterday was selection sunday. who was it that got the love and who got snubbed. >> michigan state not getting a number one seed. after winning the big ten tournament? that had to be one of the most controversial decisions. they're the number two seed behind virginia who got the top slot in the midwest. kansas number one. north carolina number one in the east, and the oregon ducks took the top slot in the west. did you hear about the drama that happened about midway through the selection show? someone leaked the bracket on twitter before the selections were announced. a person tweeted from are a vulgar twitter name. it isn't known who it was, but the suspension was gone for some people when it came out. the ncaa not happy about it. they're looking into the situation, and think about the companies who paid for commercials during that two hour
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selection show. they can't be happy either. now, i know we have to get, carol, if you want to go to cnn.com/anchors, you can try to take down carol costello and the rest of us at cnn. >> i almost last year, and i plan to win this year. coy, thank you. thank you for joining me today. i'm carol costello. at this hour with berman and bolduan starts now. >> i'm a better person than the people i'm running against. >> donald trump is a pathological liar. >> whoever goes up against donald trump better be ready. >> there is no place for a national lead toer to prey on t fears of people. >> i think a significant number of republicans won't vote for donald trump. >> if he's the nominee, i think it's a disaster. >> we're going to win, win, win.

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