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donald trump's series of meetings here. i'll be back 5:00 p.m. eastern in "the situation room." for the viewers in north america, "newsroom" with brooke baldwin starts right now. hi. there i'm brooke baldwin. thank you for being with me. donald trump goes to washington on a huge day for the future of the republican party. >> i'm jake tapper live on capitol hill. today has been, quote, productive. quote, encouraging. quote, a good start. but still no endorsement for donald trump from house speaker paul ryan. trump and ryan met today for a highly anticipated conversation about how they might be able to come together, how the republican party can unite for the one objective they all can actually agree on, defeating
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hillary clinton and taking back the white house. speaker ryan did not exactly reveal what if anything was revealed today and said they need some more time. >> the process of unifying the republican party which just finished a primary about a week ago perhaps one of the most divisive primaries in memory takes sometime. look, there are people who are for donald trump, ted cruz, john kasich, who are for marco rubio and everybody else and it's very important that we don't fake unifying. we don't pretend unification. that we truly and actually unify so we're full strength in the fall. >> let's bring in cnn's chief political correspondent dana bash. quick, 45 minutes. what could have been accomplished in that time less than an hour? >> more than you would think when you're talking about two men who really didn't know each other and what they knew of each other was a lot of become and forth publicly that we have not
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seen very often from two republican leaders. but, you know, the first meeting was just the three men, paul ryan, reince priebus and donald trump. that was the most important meeting. one that reince priebus i'm told worked very hard for. talked to donald trump every day in the past week and not just this and readying the systems and talked to friend paul ryan on the same page after -- >> prebus and ryan. old friends from the washington. >> yes. >> what did they say? you interviewed. the chairman is clearly very a tough position. what did he have to say about the meeting? >> well, as you said, there was one word over and over again and that was unity. listen to what he said. >> i think the headline is positive first step toward
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unifying our party. a great meeting and only way to be described. >> that doesn't tell us a lot. >> it doesn't but that's because, you know, it was a private meeting in my office and i'm not going to talk about the specifics other than to say things were discussed that were specific, cooperative meeting, i think mutually cooperative and productive. >> my understanding is you have spent a lot of time over the past week on the phone with donald trump, talking to him almost every day, sometimes multiple times a day. you talked a lot to your old friend paul ryan. you have known each other since way back from wisconsin republican politics. s to the bridge builder here. is that how you feel? >> it is an important role for the party. unifying the party is no surprise to anyone that's one of the jobs of being chairman of the republican party. and it's important to be unified and important to remember that -- >> but it is not usually this hard. >> this was not a usual election. i mean, it was a very contentious, tough primary and
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obviously no one can deny that. something we haven't been through. >> do you feel like a couple's therapist? >> no. you wouldn't say that if you were in the room. it was great and i think the -- it had very good chemistry between the two of them. >> you expect an endorsement soon from paul ryan? >> it was a great first step toward unifying the party and if you read both of the statements came out they echo the same feeling. >> so no endorsement, in fact, at all from paul ryan. he made clear that he's not doing that because this is just the beginning. and truthfully, politically, you know, jake, quite hard for you to tell him in one week he won't endorse and turn on a dime just as you said after a 45-minute meeting. a couple of things i've heard from sources about what happened privately in that meeting and then the broader meeting with other house republican leaders is that it wasn't contentious.
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trump did a lot of listening. he said the right things. and that paul ryan, you know, was pretty clear with him. that he feels that it is up to trump to unify the party. a lot of people voted for him and people voted against him and that he also brought up an issue near and dear to ryan's heart which is balancing the budget and doing so with conservative principles and for him drastically reforming medicare and social security and we know from covering trump for months and months and debates he doesn't want to touch those things and they started to discuss the policy differences. >> ryan had a lot of nice things to say about donald trump personally. >> they didn't know each other. >> warm and engaging or something like that. interesting. thank you. this is the same donald trump who ran the campaign on a very clear anti-establishment, anti-politician, anti-washington platform. so this is not an apology tour but trump was likely on the best
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behavior while trying to meet up with the establishment. and get congressional support. following his meeting with house speaker paul ryan, the presumptive republican presidential nominee met with majority leader mitch mcconnell. let's go to jim acosta. senate majority leader mcconnell expressed disappointment with donald trump on occasion, perhaps especially on that moment reluctant to disavow the support of kkk and were any of those issues resolved today? >> to our knowledge, not at this point yet. we don't know that whether or not that occurred, jake. we can say that donald trump already won the mitch mcconnell primary, if you will. he has the endorsement of the leader and getting tidbits in materials of what was talked about in this meeting, not as discipline sounding as the reince priebus was making the conversation sound.
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according to senators who were there and talking to our colleagues up on capitol hill, john cornyn of texas talked to donald trump about the tone in the course of the campaign saying to donald trump according to colleagues on capitol hill he said to donald trump that there are ways to talk about immigration without alienating hispanics so obviously there is a concern inside the senate republican relationship that donald trump maybe has gone too far on occasions and talking about the issues. according to jeff sessions who was very much on team trump who was also at the meeting they did talk about the issue of illegal immigration. obviously jeff sessions probably doesn't have much of a problem with the way donald trump talked about that issue of immigration but i will tell you, jake, from talking to people inside the trump campaign they're pretty pleased of how things went today on capitol hill and didn't expect an endorsement today of house speaker paul ryan.
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but according to another aide they believe that paul ryan will come on beard fairly quickly. they say that they did not expect him to jump on board right away. he has members to appease in the caucus but in the words of this one aide that's what makes paul ryan a good speaker. jake, as you're probably noticing, a lot of right things being said between the two camps right now and that does seem to indicate at least at this early stage that things are trending in a positive direction for donald trump to land this endorsement of paul ryan. jake? >> absolutely. jim, it certainly could have gone worse. we can all imagine that. one step closer, facing pressure from the rank and file on both sides and a meeting of house republicans speaker of the house paul ryan was pressured to get on the proverbial trump train to defeat the presumptive but possible democratic presidential nominee hillary clinton or bernie sanders if he pulls that off. joining me is one of the republican congressman scott
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deslajiers from louisiana. you were with him right before the tennessee primary. >> correct. >> so did what happened today with donald trump and speaker ryan, was that enough for you or do you really want him to come out, the speaker and endorse donald trump as soon as possible? >> i think he needs to as soon as possible. he is our nominee. it happened rather fast and media happening is because of you, quite frankly, and the question last week and set off the firestorm. >> you're not blaming the immediate why. >> crediting you. it's a news cycle. everyone thought this was probably going to go further. i think cruz dropping out took people by surprise and a certain distance between now and the republican convention in july where we kind of put these things together and kind of been forced in a sense to fast forward the process and trump hasn't had a chance to meet the lawmakers and as he does that
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and i think you mentioned earlier with dana, paul ryan found trump to be very engaging, congenial and i think others find the same thing. >> is there more pressure on speaker hou eer within the hous endorse or not endorse donald trump or the general sentiment do what you feel like you need to do? >> he is the leader of the republicans in the house and doesn't make sense for him not to endorse the presidential nominee. >> most people agree with you? >> i think that you are seeing most republicans come around. it was a hard fought primary as we all know and there's hurt feelings and disappointment. that's starting to pass and he was on the ticket be romney. people chose other candidates. i think everybody will get in line with this process. our party is more unified i think than the democratic party right now and always factions in
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the republican -- the house. there's the freedom caucus, other groups that are, you know, not as united as we would like to be and i think there will be, you know, some pressure on paul ryan to do this and i think ultimately he will and wants to and i think today was a first step in moving that forward. >> now, i don't doubt that donald trump will win tennessee. in november. safe republican state and even al gore lost it in 2000. but what do you say to the people like charlie dent from a swingish district in pennsylvania and other who is are -- i don't want to put words in his mouth but other members of congress concerned to play great with the red states and with the blue and purple he could really hurt the republican majority? what do you say to them? >> i would say take a look at when's happening across the country and a momentum building, starting with new york and i think it's going to carry to california. people are very upset with washington. they're upset with democrats, republicans.
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upset with the establishment. i think that people need to do is embrace the movement that the people started and it's really as we see on both sides of the aisle and i think trump carries people opposed to a hindrance and accept that, you know, if we all get together and unite with a message it helps move the country in the right direction. i think that he is going to help people much more than he would hurt them. >> i could point to probably ten moments in the last year that donald trump running ten moments if he hadn't done those ten things he would be less controversial and speaker ryan would have endorsed him. i'm sure you could, as well. do you ever convey to the campaign or do you ever wish let's avoid moments like that but keep up the general message and not do that kind of thicng? >> i can probably think of 20. that resonates with a lot of people. he's straight forward. >> but the things to upset you,
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a republican from tennessee. >> certainly i don't think there's any of us that haven't cringed a little bit but that's part of his charm if you want to call it charm. maybe not the best word. >> his style. >> he speaks his mind. it's different. has all the courage of ray again and not as much of the finesse and i think that people are rallying behind his message. he will be different. they want something different in washington. so, you know, it's really hard to criticize somebody who navigated a difficult talented field in a primary and came out so well. >> as he said, i believe to "the new york times" or somebody else, he won the penant. why would he change the strategy going into the world series? >> there's probably some logic the this. >> good the see you. >> thank you. >> thank you. appreciate it. brooke, back to you. >> all right. tapper, thank you. heading back to washington in a moment. what about the folks who cannot stand donald trump? we'll hear from them coming up. also ahead, former vice president dan quayle breaking his silence telling cnn what he thinks of the party and trump's rise. and new concerns today about
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welcome back. you're watching cnn. i'm brooke baldwin. you always know where donald trump is because you can spy the donald trump plane. i saw it yesterday in new york. here you go. he's come and just about gone from washington, d.c. and our eyes on the picture as presum bring he haeds back home northward to new york. but the read to republican unity, let's talk about that. donald trump and paul ryan taking the first steps today after the one on one. earlier this morning in washington, both feeling the word we got encouraged but paul ryan not encouraged enough yet to whole heartedly endorse. why is that? he says unity takes time. can't fake it. it is a process. >> i was very encouraged with what i heard from donald trump today. i do believe that we are now planting the seeds to get ourselves unified to bridge the gaps and differences and so from here we'll go deep beer the
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policy areas to see where that common ground is and how we can make sure we're operating off the same core principles. this is our first moting and i was very encouraged and this is a process. it takes a little time. you don't put it together in 45 minutes. that is why we had like i said a very good start to a process and how we unify. >> so much to discuss with me here. barry bennett and s.e. cupp and bill press. welcome to all of you. out of the gate, hi, guys. barry bennett, yes, we have heard publicly if paul ryan. we caught a glimpse of donald trump waving outside of the buildings on the hill before heading towards his plane. i mean, can you tell us, have you heard anything? how did he feel about the meeting? how positive was he? >> yeah. i asked him that. was it product? the response i got back was very. i think it really well.
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i think they had never metteer than a brief encounter four years ago and i think they kind of liked each other. that is process. not a light switch and i think a very good start today. >> knowing mr. trump as you do and we heard the word -- we heard the phrase this is a process, as well, from speaker ryan. how long do you think the process takes before potentially we get a yes if the speaker of the house? >> we are not putting pressure on anybody but we have a convention in eight weeks so it's not going to take that long. >> okay. sorry. i had a voice in my hear and i was told he tweeted as the plane is taxiing and let's lock at the tweet today. great day today in d.c. things working out really well. so on that note, i want to talk about speaker ryan because this is the kind of man he balances budgets, deals in math and numbers. i imagine he's meticulous and measured and mentioned he met
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mr. trump 30 seconds in 2012 and met for 45 minutes and careful and cautious it seems to me about this, does that surprise you? >> no. as you said, i mean, paul ryan, the paul ryan i know is very thoughtful, careful, cautious. he's serious. he's also a fun guy and takes the stuff seriously. this is his life. he's above all a committed public servant. and he has ashooed celebrity at every turn and i think the trump campaign is against everything paul ryan has done over the past decade or two of his career so that's why you hear that kind of caution. you know, we're planting the seeds to bridge the gap to get closer to being unified. paul ryan's job first and foremost to protect the health of the house and so i'm sure during that meeting he, you know, he sat down with donald
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trump and picture him very clearly saying, look, i get it. you're doing what you got to do. it's been very successful. congratulations. but let me explain to you some of the challenges that we're having in the house. and to, you know, to sort of educate, educate donald trump. he doesn't have a lot of political experience. any actually. >> who do you think needs who more? bill, i promise i'm coming to you. s.e. more of a paul ryan needs donald trump or donald trump needs paul ryan? >> they need each other. donald trump has the support of about 40% of the party. and that really isn't going to be enough to win in a general election. whoever he faces whether that's hillary or bernie. he needs the rest of the party whether he wants to admit it or not and paul ryan needs to keep the house republican and knows that a disunified and ununified party is a problem not only for the white house but for those
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down ballot races in the house and the senate and they need each other. >> so, you know, s.e. pointed out, bill press, this cautious optimistic language. you have the hillary clinton camp jumping on with the twitter fingers today tweeting essentially a quote of donald trump saying, you know, we want to bring unity to the republican party and then hillary clinton's few words are good luck with that and embedded in the stweet a match-up of a video, right, of paul ryan and essentially stopping short of endorsing the party's presumptive nominee. i have to imagine the clinton camp is eating this up wi. >> i'm not as impressed with the positive talk and unity and encouragement as most people seem to be. this is not a process. donald trump ran against the establishment. he went through the primaries and he won. i find for the speaker of the house to say, listen, it takes me some time and normally is and
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that's baloney. he is the nominee of the party. he ought to get the soup port of the party's leaders and an anti-establishment candidate, how much time to suck up to paul ryan. i don't get it. plus, i have to point out, you know, even if he gets the endorsement it is not a united party because you got former president george w. bush and george h.w. and then jeb bush and lindsey graham and others that never support. where's this lead? >> barry bennett, talking sucking up. respond to that. >> well, i mean, if you look at the polling happening in ten days, unification is already happening. i mean, the last three national polls we have seen, rasmussen, quinnipiac and reuters with the race tied. the notion that he has 40% of the republican party, that's just not true. and so -- >> what about bill's point of it
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being a process? >> let me talk, s.e. >> america sees it -- >> it's actually brooke. >> i'm sorry. but i mean -- >> it's actually brooke and following up on the point about the process. >> the process, whatever the process is whatever it takes for speaker to come around to the idea that america has chosen if -- i mean, i can't make him do it faster or slower. whatever -- i mean, this's his process. but america, the process for america has already happened. >> well, i just have to caution -- >> what do we know, barry? -- go ahead. go ahead. >> i was going to say i would not confuse the republican primary with the process for america. donald trump has about 50 million people to convince yet he may have convinced republican voters in the primary and far from the general election. just be caution you there. >> the general election polls is 42-41. >> quickly, barry, do we know of
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a second meeting yet? >> you know, i think that next -- subsequent meetings are probably staff meetings. >> okay. barry, s.e. bill, thank you all so much. coming up next -- thank you. reaction coming in from trump's meeting with donald trump and paul ryan and met with senate loaders. manu raju and what they're saying say ing behind the scenes. if you have medicare
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welcome back. i'm jake tapper live on capitol hill. donald trump's final meeting today on capitol hill with lawmakers was with republican leaders in the u.s. senate. he met with all these senators, several of whom committee chairman and already advocating for trump as the presumed nominee. with me is kelly ann conway, cnn delegate analyst mike shields, also the president of the congressional leadership fund, a superpac, mike used to be the chief of staff for reince priebus at the rnc and of course we begin with cnn's manu raju with more on how that meeting in the u.s. senate with mr. trump. what happened? >> it was positive. we were talking to senators that briefed the rest of the republican conference and they said it was very good.
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actually, donald trump was listening most of the time and not talking. and a number of senators laid out what they wanted him to focus on, taxes, judges, controversial things like the ban of muslims not a big focus of the discussion and folks felt positive. a senator told me they actually kind of liked him and it was very good effort by donald trump to tamp things down and i should add that even ted cruz who is at the -- not at the meeting but the lunch and got briefed. they asked him about it afterwards hen 'said, look, i'm sorry. didn't went to come back to the senate and everyone laughed and john mccain said, well, we didn't want you back either. so the mood of the conference was very good today. surprisingly good day for donald trump. >> a couple of positive comments of two people who not only ran against donald trump and lost to him, obviously, but really have
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seemed to be in the never-tremp category lindsey graham and rand paul both of them saying nice things. >> graham charm offensive by donald trump reaching out to graham, something that we wouldn't have expected and i just caught up with rand paul outside of the capitol and asked him, do you think the party can be unified behind him? he said, yes. >> really, remarkable. mike, let me ask you, what are you hearing on capitol hill? you're more of a house than a senate guy. what are you hearing about the meetings went? >> kudos to reince priebus. >> your former boss. >> true. >> not biassed. >> i hear from people. continues to be the steady hand. talking to the trump campaign every day and close to paul ryan. coming together and have that meeting is first thing. second thing is politics is a team sport and i think house republicans know that very, very well. donald trump has not seen that
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yet. he won a primary sort of on his own. a businessman on his own and i think because paul ryan sort of said what he said to you last week, this's why you're hearing the meetings happening, a lesson to teach the nominee. we have to work together. a republican president is not elected in modern times without 91% of his own party and donald trump needs them on board. they want to be with him and have a unified party. i think that team mentality is something that came across today. >> in a way, people look at what speaker ryan said last week and say, that might have been like a warning shot. hey, you need to come aboard and start trying to unite us. that's what paul ryan said and possibly it worked. kelly ann, let me bring you in. do you think donald trump -- i don't think this is going to happen but do you think donald trump can win the presidency without the serious backing and endorsement of republicans on capitol hill? >> i think he'll have the backing and today was a giant
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step toward doing that. he did what politicians did, he visits them. put on a charm offensive and he gave them access to their presumptive republican nominee. i have to say, too, that i think these republican senators and staffers and house members must smell blood in the democratic water today because what you heard from others involved in the official capacity is something you don't hear right now out of the democratic party and not unify there and bernie sanders doubling down beating hillary clinton in 20 states and saying just this week it would be, quote, dangerous to nominate her. who would have thought hillary clinton presumptive nominee for eight years have a tough time and not claim the same unify today that paul ryan and donald trump can claim? >> manu, a thing struck me from the comments of paul ryan and others is an almost -- you need a washington to english, english to washington dictionary sometimes covering this town. people saying, oh, you know, it
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was a really contentious primary. people saying that here. what they mean, the translation for you people back home is donald trump said and did a lot of things we really don't approve of. that's what that means. right? >> absolutely right. the interesting thing is republicans seem to avoid that and a lot of discussions today. they sort of want to paper over those differences and they want to -- >> paul ryan, i want to look forward. >> looking forward. trying to press him saying there's major issues that you disagree on. he said, look. those are, you know, these are other things we agree on both things and we agree on beating hillary clinton. senators and the house members did not confront donald trump the way that maybe we thought they may coming in and a reason why is they believe they just need to get over the fact that donald trump is going to be the nominee. the primary season is over and time to put the full muscle and the backing of the party behind it. >> mike, i guess that's a point. the message of people on xoil hill is, get over it. the choice is hillary clinton or
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donald trump. and we got to go with donald trump. >> hillary clinton, a great unifier of the republican party and where we are headed and also tell you that some polling that came out right before this meeting couldn't have been better times for donald trump showing him neck and neck with hillary. if that's a gap, he was looking like he was losing to her in key states, this might have been a different day for him but people realizing he may win. i think that's a team sport thing that we were talking about and good times of polls today. >> kellyanne, what is your take on when and if senator ted cruz gets on board the trump train? >> i'm glad he attended the lunch today, the briefing. certainly, i respect senator cruz and the timeline and decision. that was a raucous, personal primary toward the end there, jake, as cnn covered bit by bit. and i think there's, you know, there's some personal insults towards family members that's not easy to safl over and ted
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cruz is loyal to the conservative movement. i think he'll be loyal to the republican party and has delegates and what will they do as well as what will he do? i also wanted to mention something because ted cruz is partly responsible for this. the statement ryan and trump put out today is remarkable for the sentence we're proud of millions of new voters in the republican party this year. that's absolutely true. really of course due in large part to donald trump. ted cruz brought them as second place comers, as well. i hope he got a nice reception, applause by the fellow senators. he is back on the job. he said he'll run again in 2018 and we'll see. it might take him longer if ever. >> as you point out, his wife and father were attacked in many ways by mr. trump and the trump campaign. thank you so much. appreciate it. brooke, back to you. >> tapper, i like your washington to english, english to washington dictionary idea
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very much. more pollices in a moment. stunning development. a member of the 9/11 commission speaking out today raising new concerns about saudi arabia's alleged ties to the september 11th terrorist attacks. jim sciutto talked to him. we'll get the details, next. ♪ [female narrator] you listen when your body says: "i'm tired." or, "i'm hungry." what if your body said something else might be wrong? gynecologic cancers - cervical, ovarian
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involvement in the attacks by the government or senior officials of saudi arabia, he says that came down to semantics and circumstantial evidence. of course, this comes at a time of tense talking about whether to release the full congressional report. and the infamous 28 pages which some say contains evidence of direct ties between saudi officials and the al qaeda terrorists. joining me now, jim sciutto. you spoke with mr. layman. what did he have to say? >> i spoke with him early this morning and he said when you look at the 28 pages, to be clear, from an earlier congressional report and not the 9/11 commission itself, and there n there at least evidence, not conclusions, evidence as of many as six saudi individuals in the u.s. at the time of the attacks helped and supported the 9/11 hijackers. as you say, jake, not senior government officials but for instance someone that worked at the saudi consulate in los angeles, someone at the saudi embassy here in washington, d.c.
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as well as people who work for government tied charities, a saudi government tied mosque and support and driving two of the hijackers from a flight school in san diego to one in phoenix. he says this is not a smoking gun but tloes that there are leads in those 28 page that is the public should know about and that the fbi and others should be able to investigate more thoroughly. >> jim, this really comes at a remarkable time. there's legislation that would allow the 9/11 victims' families to sue the saudi government because of the biggest mass murder in the history of this nation and the obama administration is standing not with american citizens but with the saudi government. >> no question. i mean, certainly going to have at least an affect on that case. now to be clear here, though, he is not saying and ohs are not saying there's evidence that the saudi government had a policy or foreknowledge of these attacks.
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it doesn't say senior officials directed these lower level officials if it's found they were involved but what he says the conclusion of the 9/11 report which said there was no saudi government involvement and that there were no senior officials who directed this was intentionally qualified in that way because it leaves open the possibility that others tied to the government, perhaps without knowledge of senior officials did something to support the attacks and that's what he's saying has to be investigated further. this is about suing the saudi government itself. but you and i know that very public trials like this can be affected by allegations like this in public and if the investigation started again an gives political backing more ammunition as it were to the lawyers for these families. >> very interesting. jim sciutto, thank you. >> thank you. >> back to you, brooke.
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just in to cnn, hours after george zimmerman said he was auctioning off the gun that killed trayvon martin, he is moving the auction. zimmerman, acquitted in martin's death, put the pistol up for sale on a website this morning and the site couldn't handle all the traffic and he says he wants to raise money to fight the, quote, black lives matter violence against police. end quote. he was a heart beat away from the presidency at the time when the republican party flying high and that was more than two decades ago. now with the republican party trying to mend a historic divide, the former vice president dan quayle is opening up. he is talking to cnn saying that the party should unite behind
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the presumptive nominee donald trump and even has a couple of ideas for who should be his running mate. she gets all the great interviews, jamie gangal and sat down with the former vice president who shared his thoughts on this year's contentious race for the white house and she joins me for one. we haven't heard from dan quayle in quite a while, jamie. what did he say? fir >> first of all, not only does he think the gop should rally around donald trump, he believes paul ryan specifically is going to come around. and we also asked him about, of course, the one that he and paul ryan have in common, being a vice presidential candidate. listen. >> do you have any advice for him on the kind of person he should pick for vice president? >> yeah. i think that he needs to probably have a younger person and somebody that has -- comes from the conservative wing of the party, if you will.
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there are many people out there. >> any names come to mind? >> well, the two that would be clearly folks to consider, i'm certainly -- i'm certain he will. one would be marco rubio from florida. >> he says he doesn't want it. >> they all say that. let's wait and see. john kasich from ohio. >> he also says he doesn't want it. >> you know, they all say that until the phone call comes in. >> i know you're past this but if donald trump called you up and said, would you be my vice president, you would be comfortable with that? >> look. i was young and conservative at one time and that would have been a good choice. but i'm now much older and quite frankly i'm not sure how conservative i am these days compared to where the party might be today. >> has it been surreal watching this process? >> it's been really quite unbelievable. an it's interesting. it's entertaining. i travel around the world and
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people -- that's all they want to do. who's going to be the next president? what's going on? so, you know, america's political presidential campaign has got the world's attention. more so this time than perhaps any time in our history. >> anybody else on your short list for donald trump? >> i think he should pick a person that has political experience. if you want to look at somebody with stature and really substance that would be a great vice president would be senator rob portman from ohio. he would be an excellent choice. there's a couple other senators, a couple other governors. we have got good governor in the state of oklahoma and new mexico. there's a big, big array of people out there he could choose from. >> rob portman would be your personal choice? >> he would be an excellent vice president and somebody that should be seriously considered. he's got all the credentials.
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he's well respected on both sides of the aisle in the senate. he's been in government. he was trade representative. he was director of the omb. he knows government and he would be a good partner for donald trump. >> brooke, let's just say for the record, portman has said he's not interested either but as you heard dan quayle tell us everyone says that until they get the call. one thing to keep in mind, even though senator portman is running for re-election, ohio law does allow him to run for both the senate and the vice presidency at the same time. so, if trump chooses him, if he calls he could do both. brooke? >> everybody making the point and no in may could be yes? july. jamie gangel, fascinating conversation. >> thank you. much more on the high-stakes
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meeting between donald trump and house speaker paul ryan this morning in washington. we have now heard from former house speaker john boehner weighing in today with a message that doubts that trump can win the white house. plus, dana bash one on one with the man whose office was the backdrop for this meeting. reince priebus. his reaction to the so-called paul ryan primary. you're watching cnn special live coverage.
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you're watching cnn. i'm brooke baldwin ochblt this thursday, great to be with you. huge, huge news out of our nation's capital. potentially here. today's plan for donald trump and house speaker paul ryan to finally reach some common ground. you know, one headline could be
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no endorsement yet. but it's a process. it takes time so says the speaker. they met today for a highly anticipated conversation about how they can come together. airing some of their differences and how the republican party can come together for the one objective they can all agree on. defeat the democratic nominee this fall. speaker ryan did not reveal exactly what if anything was resolved but he said they need more time to talk. >> the process of unifying the republican party which just finished a primary about a week ago perhaps one of the most divisive primaries in memory takes sometime. look. there are people who are for donald trump, ted cruz, john kasich, marco rubio and everybody else. and it's very important that we don't fake unifying, we don't pretend unification. that we truly and actually unify
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so that we're full strength in the fall. >> let's go straight to washington to cnn's chief political correspondent dana bash. you have been all over the place this morning. loved your interview with chairman priebus. are you a couple's counselor? first -- >> yes. >> the meeting this morning, quick. 45 minutes. what are your sources telling you what happened? >> reporter: you know, it is, funny paul ryan we should say did not endorse still which is not a surprise ginn the fact he went far out there last week with jake tapper to hold the endorsement and would have been politically pretty hard for him to just after as he says a 45 minute meeting with trump do a 180 or at least move towards a place he's comfortable doing that but, you know, the fact is that paul ryan clearly feels that he is the one who can and
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should kind of hold fast on conservative principles. and the one who should remind donald trump that he certainly is bringing new people into the party. he did get millions of voters, more voters than the other 16 republicans running in the primary. but the fact is that there are a lot of people that voted against him so my understanding is that that was part of the discussion behind closed doors. what are the conservative principles that ryan speaking for those who are skeptical of trump expect him to adhere to? talked a little bit about some of the underlying core issues. even, for example, something that the house has nothing to do with, technically, which is judges. that's a senate issue but it is something that's very important to the conservative grass roots they feel comfortable that donald trump puts somebody up that's acceptable to them, brooke. >> on to your conversation with
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reince priebus. here's how that happened. >> unifying the party should be no surprise to anyone that's one of the jobs of being chairman of the republican party and it's important to be unified, important to remember that -- >> not usually this hard. >> you know what? this is not a usual election. it was a very contentious, tough primary. and obviously, mo one can deny that. something that a lot of us haven't been through. >> do you feel like a couple's therapist? >> no. you know what? you wouldn't say that if you were in the room. it was n great. i think very good chemistry of the two of them and like i said before, i don't want to be repetitive but it can -- >> i can't imagine two more different people, kinds of people than donald trump and paul ryan. good chemistry? >> look. it was positive. it was give and take and it was also something that i think if anyone was a floi on the wall would agree with everything i'm saying. >> you are the fly on the wall. what else can you say? >> i have to honor
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confidentiality. >> reporter: and, brooke, you know, it was just the first meeting that -- first set of meetings that donald trump had with the rnc chair and then house leaders. he then went over to the senate and we have had the stellar team here running around the halls talking to senators. an interesting nugget i can give you from the ted barret was from john cornyn, number two republican in the senate saying specifically he told trump and cornyn won a majority of hispanics in his state of texas and he thinks it's important to be careful with his tone and tenor vis-a-vis hispanics and maybe he can help trump with that and i'm told it was personable and more importantly senators and house members found trump personable and even charming. >> on the republican senators, we were talking last week out of
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your interview of senator lindsey graham, a man around the halls for a while telling you, you know what? i'm not voting for a president come november and huge news for a sitting senator. flash forward to today and met with mr. trump and impressed. will that change his mind? >> that's right. they spoke on the phone. according to to -- >> on the phone? >> right. to the intrepid producer her ted barret and spoke on the phone and graham heard that trump wanted to talk to her. he is not going to change his mind and apparently said i'm not going to endorse you or vote for you. this is no question a key example of calling the trump thaw. i actually happened to talk to graham yesterday at an event here in washington and he was saying that he actually believes that there are parts of trump's populous message to help the republicans. and i went, what? so there's no question that you are seeing even his most ar dant
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opponents trying to find the silver lining in the trump nomination. >> and opponent who went out of his way to make a hysterical video burning and cooking and killing his cell phone after donald trump gave away his cell phone number an playing that video right now to remind everyone sort of how ludicrous. >> by the way, to get rid of that phone. >> it was over with the flip phone days. welcome to 2016, mr. senator. dana bash, thank you so much. dana bash on capitol hill for us. will trump get ryan's endorsement eventually in if not, when's that mean for the state of the republican party? we'll talk about that now with healy bumgarner in and with me the chief communications person for the now speaker, speaker
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ryan and genevieve wood. so welcome all of you. and, healy, you know, we have heard publicly of speaker ryan here out of the meeting this morning, what did mr. trump think? >> well, i mean, i think that this is symbolic, a unification moving forward, developing open lines of communication and a path to victory in november. >> you know, when you hear from speaker ryan, looking down from my notes and saying you fake unity. this is a process. this will take time. how okay, how on the same page is mr. trump with that? >> well, i think that it does take time. you know, it takes time to carve out, you know, policy matters in depth but the fact of the matter is they do share very common values such as cutting taxes for the middle class, reducing the deficit and balancing the
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budget. and those are key things to be on the same page about. >> well, kevin hsheridan, speakr ryan knows a thing or two about balancing and budget curious how he functions the fact that he had mentioned he only met mr. trump i think he said 2012 for 30 seconds and now face to face for 45 minutes. seems to me a numbers, meticulous, measured sort of man. so i imagine you're not surprised he didn't come out of here saying, okay, okay, i endorse him. how do you see speaker ryan handling this moving forward? >> well, i think given the options that he had, he decided that it would be best to try to steer the party in a different direction or, you know, a better direction so that we don't, you know, split apart into feuding wings and he's trying to do his best to provide the space that each of the members can run their own races and allow the presumptive nominee of the party
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to run his race and to try and do it with much yule respect and communication and will go on and see where it goes into the summer and hopefully into the fall. this is the first step in that. today was probably a pretty good start. genevieve, who needs who more here, trump or ryan? >> i honestly think, brooke, they need each other and the party needs them and everybody else to come together on this. you were talking about the couples counseling at the top and the truth is -- >> yes. >> -- just about every relationship is stronger after a disagreement, been through a fight, worked things out. you usually end up on the stronger side of that. not always but you certainly can. and i hope that is what the beginning of what we are seeing here because as healy pointed out, look, in this country right now, you have almost 40% of the people of working age not working. many people have dropped out.
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donald trump is ignited a fire of those people who are concerned about the economy. and i think that paul ryan nobody more than he would like to turn this economy around. that's a top priority of his. so if they can come together with their desires and passions to do the right thing and find common ground on policy, i think you see it being much stronger relationship than many people think. >> sounds like on policy and where speaker ryan heading and whenever the next meeting is scheduled on the kalcalendars. let's play some sound from the news conference this morning. >> look. there are just things we really believe in as conservatives. we believe in limited government. we believe in the constitution. we believe in the proper role of the differences and the separations of power. and life. not everyone is pro-life in our party but we are a majority pro-life party and it's important to us and had a good exchange of views on these
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issues. >> healy, you know, those core principles, obviously, so, so important to the speaker of the house. i'm curious with donald trump how much to your knowledge he struggles with the values that define conservatism. >> well, i don't think he struggles with those values at all. i think it's very clear based off of the historic support he's gained from american voters. i think that, you know, he's not only reenergized conservatism but reaching across party lines and bringing people -- >> where would he disagree with speaker ryan? >> i don't think he would disagree with those being key values at all. >> kevin, would you agree with that? >> well, they have real policy differences on trade. they have differences in policy apparently on maybe raising taxes. and, you know, the minimum wage and some other things but honestly, donald trump's positions changed frequently and not sure where exactly he lands on any given -- >> he moves a lot.
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>> but if he ends up with some consistent positions and they end up being in agreement on those things that they can agree on then we may have, you know, a unified-ish ticket going forward where the house can run their races, the senate runs their races and donald trump can run his race and, you know, that remains to be seen. we need some work to do here and this is the first step in there. >> genevieve, reince priebus and the so-called couple's counselor there. and dana bash saying he is on the phone quite a bit with mr. trump and occasionally multiple times a day. what is his role here? >> well, he's a power broker to a great extent working out i think whether you call them relationships or deals between all of the folks involved. there's a lot of thing that is make up a party apparatus. you have the republican national committee and the senate
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leadership, the house leadership. you have the presidential candidate and then all the folks across the country at the state level, county levels that have to be brought in and that's a big part of what his job is about. but look, i think at the end of the day what unifies many -- pretty much everybody on the right, right of center or far over on the right side looking at hillary clinton and look at the fact she's not going to change probably any policy that barack obama has had in play. and i think for people who want change they're eager to see it come together and find places of agreement first and then you can start working out the areas where maybe trade policy, more of a disagreement but i think there are areas where people can truly go, hey, we agree on that. i mean, last i heard, donald trump and speaker ryan both want to repeal obamacare. that's a nice place to start and you need both the presidency and a republican congress to make that happen. which is why they actually need each other. >> you know, let's just button
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this saying if you check hillary clinton's twitter page lost in discussion with the democratic perspective and jumped over it, the lack of endorsement and mr. trump is presumptive nominee and a mash-up video of this not quite there yet from speaker ryan on an endorsement and tweeted essentially good luck with that. that's the narrative from the other side of things. thank you so much. great discussion. coming up next here, donald trump softening the stance on the muslim ban. hear who he has said in the past to put in charge of the quote/unquote radical islam commission and the timing of the softening of the stance today. hillary clinton not ignoring the meeting. hear what he says about ryan and trump's come-together. this is cnn special live coverage.
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welcome back. you're watching cnn. i'm brooke baldwin. thank you for being with me. remember donald trump's proposal of a -- i'm quoting him now, total and complete shutdown of muslims in the united states? well guess what. apparently it was mere rily a suggestion. >> sure, i would back off of it. frankly, i would like to see something happen. we have to be individual lnt. >> we have a seen your problem. it's a temporary ban. it's not called for yet. nobody's done it. this is just a suggestion. until we find out what's going on. >> a significant back pedal with curious timing within 24 hours of those statements donald trump met this morning with the most powerful elected republican paul ryan. a man who vehemently condemned
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that plan. >> what was proposed yesterday is not what this party stands for and more importantly not what this country stands for. not only are there many muslims serving in our armed forces dying for this country but serving right here in the house and working to defend and uphold the constitution. >> joining me now, kellyanne conway and also susan delpersio. ladies, nice to have you both on. >> good to see you. >> kellyanne, first 0 you, and donald trump the muslim ban and the night before the hugely important meeting in washington, cannot be a coincidence. why do you think he did it? >> he is a general election candidate now and being asked about the things he said in the primary and he just made very clear what his current position
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is. i'll make a point and something we discovered through the polling and relevant to the question. politicians are held to account for actions right this second. nonpoliticians held to account for the statements and actions at a time to be determined in the future. and i think that did benefit mr. trump over the course of the primary season and people heard things, they made a judgment based on the statement or the revolution of fact or the scandal of long ago but if he's out there basically saying to his voters, it's us versus them and the them are terrorists or the them is rigged system or the them is washington politicians, he locked arms with people early on and felt like he was being attacked on something including this ban that they were being attacked and quite remarkable the see. >> let's go back to the point of being held accountable. this is the perfect example, susan, of depending on where you fall on the spectrum of donald trump, could be seen as a revolution, as he's moving, could be a flip flop, you know,
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and what he's talked about with regard to the muslim ban and other issues and this is talking to a panel of political analysts, calling him out on a flip flop again. >> yeah. but here's what we have seen all along with donald trump whether it's the positions he had before he was even a kand date a year ago or five years ago and changed, evolved, flip flopped. people are used to that narrative. it's built into the cake if you will on donald trump. he changes his positions. he adopts. he does what's politically expedie expedient. he mentioned bringing in former mayor giuliani to kind of head up a commission saying he'll look to people who know the law, know security and maybe he'll just throw out that this was a suggestion and that, you know, as president -- >> can i stop you there? how's that supposed to work? i know you're an adviser. you know, with the former new york mayor and how he was saying he would chair a commission on
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handling radical islam. what are your thoughts on that? >> on the issue being looked at? it does need to be looked at. when mr. trump brought that issue up back in december the first thing rudy giuliani said was it's against the constitution and won't work that way. it's a legitimate concern and people are all overly concerned of who's coming into this country. maybe you do need somebody with the background to say you can't do it as a ban but this is what we need to start doing. we have the look at people from certain countries. we need to make sure that visas are being checked and that there are other things to do. and that's going to work in the trump world because he's not necessarily been 100% anything i think for more than a couple of years. >> let me move off that. let's come back to first of all the meeting this morning in washington and polar opposite
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individuals, donald trump and paul ryan and wondering as a former ted cruz supporter, do you think we could possibly see a ted cruz and donald trump sort of melding of minds, smoothing things over and dare i even ask an endorsement? >> i certainly hope that they will get together at some point, brooke. i respect senator cruz enormo enormously and honored to serve as the head of his superpac and the time line and the decision is up to him. there's personal insults there against wife and father that are difficult to swallow, i'm sure. i think ted cruz needs to be given the due against tremendous head winds, came in second in a serious field of 17 and talking about unity, unity, unity, one -- >> hang on. i have to hold you to that question. do you think he would endorse and should? >> i don't know. i think that he will do what he can to help keep hillary clinton out of the white house and if
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you're ted cruz, there's many things you can do and i expect he will. he was a second top vote getter against head winds just like with mr. trump and senator cruz told not to run. you can't win. and they came in first and second. i think that trump-cruz one-two punch against the establishment left it flat on its back purged the silly word of electability. let's go with who can win and then they lost and i think the electricity e placing electability owned by ted cruz and donald trump and i certainly hope that their supporters and that those two men get their due in terms of moving forward and stopping hillary an i just wanted to finish with this. this whole idea that it's on donald trump's shoulders almost only to unify the republican party, if the republican party were unified he wouldn't be the nominee and 17 people would not have run for president. >> hmm. there you go.
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we'll end it on that. we'll marinade. thank you very much. >> thank you. next, donald trump versus the republican party. on the issues. we'll brauk down how the presumptive nominee's positions break down with the party. hear about the state of the republican party an now it will go next. ♪
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welcome back. you are watching cnn. i'm brooke baldwin. this word unity, hearing it a lot lately. common ground. ultimately the goals donald trump and house speaker paul ryan are trying to achieve after their meeting this morning in washington, d.c. listen. it is no secret they have differences. but the divide between mr. trump and speaker ryan is clear on policy. issues like coming to the muslim ban as we were just discussing, taxing the rich, planned parenthood, tom foreman joins me now looking into these different policy issues that really sort of divisive of the two and the sense of unity, tom, an nebulus
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idea. >> if the republican leadership a year ago picked the perfect candidate on these all of these issues, firmly in the republican camp, they would be a class imrepublican candidate. that is not donald trump. we can take them one at a time. on defense, trump has said something that republicans like to hear. i will make the military stronger than ever. it will be fantastic. that's his claim. the problem is he's also said some things that some republicans find very troubling about the relationship of u.s. allies and while on the republican side, yes, not as firmly as they would like it to be. abortion is a tricky issue. trmp was a democrat and said abortion rights were something that should be allowed out there and said he moved into the other side over here. however, again, he said positive things about planned parenthood and about funding planned parenthood so while the main issue of abortion is still on the republican side, there are parts of pa issue that makes
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some republican relationship uncomfortable. taxes is an area where donald trump started off saying things that democrats aliked. he was going to hammer the wealthy, give tax breaks to the middle class. now he's slipped really much more firmly up here into republican land because he's saying, well, if the wealthy pay more, it is not more than paying now and everybody else gets a tax break and trade is very tricky because in one hand he says i'm a businessman and support trade, make all these great things happen out there and many republicans like. they have supported a lot of big trade deals even when democrats have opposed them. however, he's also said a lot of things about the need to protect working people in the country and things like that. in the end, i think trade almost comes out out middle. hard to say why he falls and very big issue to go either way. on immigration, this is one of the clear examples of where he is not merely in the strong
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republican stance over here where they would like him but moved up into sort of a hyper stance that also makes many republicans uncomfortable because they're saying you have gone too far with some of your claims and if you look at it, brooke what you have is a lot of nuance and changes in his positions and frankly in his shift and no way that the classic candidate the party was probably looking for coming into this election. brooke in. >> thank you for explaining where he's been and saying now. thank you. with that in mind, let me bring in former republican presidential candidate, former virginia governor jim gilmore. governor, welcome become. >> thank you, brooke. >> so, i love what tom foreman just did. immigration, taxes, abortion, defense, et cetera. from your perspective, is there any one that makes you uncomfortable with regard to mr. trump where you need him to move? >> well, i really thought it was a terrific analysis but in a way, brooke, i think it misses
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the point of donald trump's appeal has been in the primaries and what it will be going forward. and that is, feeling of strength, a feeling of divisi divisivene divisiveness, a commitment to change which the american people want and he's very different from hillary clinton and that's the republican advantage in the race so i think right now what we need to do is focus on unifying the republican party and not try to overthink all of in too much going forward and i think that the american people are beginning to rally behind the guy they voted for in the primaries. >> having been a governor, you understand listening to the people, listening to the different members of congress, you know, the different levels and the state of virginia. what kind of pressure, where do you think the pressure is coming from that speaker ryan is facing right now? >> well, yeah. yesterday i actually spoke to a large group of conservative leaders, my friends, and i made the point that conservatives need to rally to this ticket because we need to actually
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inject our conservative ideas as a matter of policy into the trump campaign and also in addition to that, we want to make sure that above all things that we run a strong race so we maintain the house and the senate. i think what speaker ryan is feeling right now is some of his members are uncertain, probably not ready to make an endorsement trems, don't want the speaker too far in front of them and i believe the wheels of unity are coming together and what i'm doing nationally and in virginia. >> you and i have talked a lot about this proverbial bridge, the bridge to the presidency, the bridge among republicans. is the bridge fixed, sir? >> i think the bridge is repairing and as i told you last time when i was on, one of the big incentives for us to put the bridge back together again, the bridge to the white house, is that alligator down in the river to get over and that's hillary clinton. and she's a real unifying force and a very different world view. >> you know she's enjoying this.
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forgive me. she's enjoying this you have. the highest elected republican in office and still not endorsed the presumptive nominee for president. >> i thought all the sounds out of the meeting today were on the whole very positive. could have been abrupt. that is not going on. bernie sanders is giving hillary clinton fits. and causing her to move to where i think she probably wants to be anybody, the hard left and really setting up i think a good race for us in november. look, brooke. i think it might be an opportunity for the republican party to, you know g, go into a pair paradigm. this is a chance to hold the south and add the working men and women of the industrial midwest. we do that, we'll win this election. give us ohio, michigan, pennsylvania, we'll win this thing going away. >> governor jim gilmore, thank you so much. >> hope i didn't scare you. >> no, never.
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never scared. thank you. coming up next here, democrats here. fresh attacks on clinton from the sanders campaign. what they're saying about secretary clinton's chance to win the general election. if you have medicare parts a and b and want more coverage,
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just in to cnn. a victory for republicans when it comes to the fight against obamacare. a federal judge ruling it is unconstitutional for the administration to spend money to reinsure without the green light from congress. this is a key provision of the law. the decision in response to a lawsuit house republicans filed against the administration.
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more to come on that. meantime, hillary clinton has one takean i wake of house speaker paul ryan's meeting this morning. he was not impressed. quote, today speaker ryan met with donald trump but he clearly wasn't sway bd the nominee as he again refused to endorse him. jeff zelini is me with me. i wonder what they have made of all of this. she's making a point showing she's not the only one that thinks that trump is too big of a risk. >> every republican saying they're not sure to support the nominee here an they certainly are watching this with a bit of glee i would say in terms of how this all unfolded today in washington. hillary clinton believe it is best way to unify the party is with donald trump and talked about the prospect of the
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candidacy so much and taking to twitter calling out donald trump, every little change he makes in his sort of policy plans. let's look at one about his proposal for -- to ban muslims traveling into the u.s. she said trump stood by the ban last week and now trying to back pedal. don't let him. these are just coming out, you know, really a bit by bit here and saying now that was just a suggestion he made. not a full-out proposal. she's trying to keep his positions frozen in time here as he tries to evolve on them. >> but in addition to secretary clinton, bernie sanders jumping in, as well. what is he saying? >> his campaign manager saying, look, it would be a roll of the dice, excuse me, if she were to be elected and a dangerous situation here. this is jeff weaver, the campaign manager backing that up a little bit and said it's dangerous if donald trump
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elected and senator sanders is in south dakota today. we have a picture. touring mt. rushmore. >> how about that? >> looking up there at the monuments of four great american presidents, someone jokingly asked if he there's room for him. he said i think there is. brooke, i can tell you, a long way for him to go to win the no, ma'am nice and certainly make it up there. he knows that and fighting for every vote today in south dakota. brooke? >> yes, he is. jeff zeleny, thank you. we'll speak to an incredible american hero. a purple heart recipient that won gold at the invictus games. we'll talk about the bet he just won against that guy, prince harry. stay with me.
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closing ceremonies are tonight for the invictus games, the sports competition for the world's wounded warriors, u.s.
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air force israel del toro was critically burned during an ied explosion in afghanistan. doctors did not think he would survive and not only did he prove them wrong, d.t., as his friends and family call him, took home gold in the men's shotput but the purple heart recipient will likely be remembered for his speech during the opening ceremonies. >> once i awoke from my a coma, the doctors told me that my prognosis was grim. third-degree burns on 80% of my body. 15% chance to live. almost died three times. i beat the odds. unlike so many others. and it was only possible because i had hundreds of people who rallied around me. like the legendary phoenix, i'm reborn from these ashes and
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these flames have made me stronger. so stay strong and finish strong and never [ bleep ] quit. [ applause ] >> goose bumps. goose bumps. master sergeant israel del toro is joining me now. it's an honor and privilege to have you on. thanks for letting me call you d.t. welcome. >> thank you, ma'am. thank you for having me on. >> you mentioned in your speech, the president george w. bush came to visit you when you were still in a coma. what did he tell your family at the time and then what was the games?e for you at the invictus >> when he came and visited me, of course, i don't remember. i was in a coma. all i have is pictures of it. my wife told me he went in there, talked to me and comforted her mostly, you know,
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speaking to her in spanish, telling her it's going to be okay, he'll be fine. he looks strong. you know, he'll get out of this. and then -- >> and what did he say to you this week, mr. shotputter? >> you know, he just told me -- he usually likes busting my chops because i left texas because i'm now in colorado springs. but he just told me, d.t., everyone really looks up to you and for me it's strange because i just think of myself as a normal guy just doing my job and just trying to show my son he can overcome things. he really wishes me luck and he's become a good friend. >> well, from presidents to princes, can we talk about prince harry? i saw the pictures of you two hanging out this week and a bet was made. talk to me about that. >> well, we were watching the
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semifinals volleyball game and the british made it and the u.s. made it and i leaned over to him and i was like, do you want to do a little friendly wager? he stood up and busted out a $20 bill. first i was just amazed that he actually had one in his pocket. i was like, okay. but then after the championship game, he disappeared real quickly. i couldn't find him. i thought, he's going to back out of my bet. i tried to recover my winnings from him. >> recover your winnings from a man with a $20 bill, the prince. d.t., i love what you said about the feeling reborn and staying strong and your message there at the games. thank you so much for coming on. i really, really appreciate it. >> thank you. it was my honor and i'm glad they asked me to try and show
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the world you can overcome things, you know, even help and that's my 15 minutes of fame. you know, it's well worth my 15 minutes of fame to educate the world. >> we'll come find you at the air force there at colorado springs. d.t., thank you so much. >> thank you, ma'am. >> thank you. still ahead here, news today on george zimmerman trying to cash in on the weapon he used to kill trayvon martin. why his plan didn't work. you do all this research on
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we've moved from malaise to hope, confidence and opportunity. the values and shares hitting record highs and more americans than ever before -- >> the rise of wall street and the greed that came right along with it. the episode tonight at 9:00 at eastern and pacific. thank, brooke. so is everything hunky dory in the gop? the forces trying to unite the republican parties, speaker ryan and donald trump are the political political equivalent of the fonz and they need to work together to make sure their party doesn't jump the shar saudi ties in the worst attack in american