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danger remind us with your courage and humility what the highest form of citizenship looks like. >> one of the medals presented posthumously to the grandmother of a philadelphia police officer robert wilson who was killed in the line of duty. the news continues next on cnn. wolf, thank you so much. great to be with you on this monday. i'm brooke baldwin. you are watching cnn. we begin today with donald trump blasting a front page story in "the new york times" calling the piece about how he treats women a fraud. the title of this piece "crossing the line." how donald trump behaved with women in private and now one of the woman who's profiled in the piece says that it's "the new york times" that crossed the line misleading her on how she would be portrayed. "the times" says the reporters interviewed more than 50 women
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including ex-girlfriends, ex-employees and their stories quoting the newspaper reveal unwelcomed romantic advances, unending commentary on the female form and unsettling workplace conduct, end quote. the first person portrayed in the piece dated trump back in the 1990s and today on cnn denounced the account of her. >> i don't like anything about the story. i'm very upset with "the new york times" article because it was completely disimmediating. when i said that donald said, now, that's a stunning trump girl, my next sentence was i was very flattered by that comment. i have never seen him treat women anything other than respectfully. i have never seen him do or say anything that has offended a woman or myself. as many times as they promised they wouldn't do what they did,
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they probably owe me an apology and probably him. >> as "the times" the reporters behind the piece told cnn they stand behind their work not apologizing. let's turn to david chalian. welcome to you, sir. you know, reading the piece, rereading this piece here, i'm curious, what do you think is the sort of overarching takeaway from all of these voices and all of this back and forth? >> i mean, the overarching takeaway is this is not the last to see of stories about donald trump and women. it's been a theme running throughout the entire campaign. whether his interactions of carly fiorina or megyn kelly, you saw cnn had a story on relationship with women that have worked with him in the past, other outlets looked at this. this is not going away. this is a big theme but politically, brooke, donald trump gets a bit of a victory here with the woman the lead anecdote in the story come out and refute the context in which
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she gave the comments and then donald trump goes to war with "the new york times" and works for him politically and certainly will help rally his supporters to his cause. >> you know, it is interesting because she is, you know, right out of the gate reading this, the story of how she's asked to put on the bikini. she said to cnn she's flattered. i'm curious if you think for donald trump moving forward, reince priebus said he has to address it but it happened years ago, how does trump address this moving forward? >> i don't think trump has to address specific claims because there's no real claim of wrongdoing or illegality here and more about behavior and attitude. i don't think he has to address it specifically. but you've heard donald trump himself say that he knows as this goes closer and closer to the potential of him being president that he's got to act more presidential and so this is part of that process. here's the thing. just as he is trying to bring
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the party on board and everyone comfortable with the notion that this very unconventional candidate is the party's nominee, these stories pop up and then has to sort of go back to square one and make sure to get people -- when you're in the business of getting folks comfortable and persuading folks that you can broaden the appeal and then stories to deal with, it takes you off that core mission and the core mission of taking on hillary clinton. that being said, i do think this particular story is one that probably is working for donald trump right now simply because this woman that was the lead anecdote is sort of on his side and so i think it works for him at the moment politically but i don't think this larger issue of distracting storys that are off message of where donald trump wants to be is how he wants to run the next six months. >> we're about to have a mega conversation on this. for now, thank you very much. >> thank you. trump unleashed a string of
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tweets bashing the newspaper, "the new york times." called the article a hit piece and a lie. his words. and called the media dishonest. reading with the coming forward of the today central to the failing "the new york times" hit piece on me we have exposed the article as a fraud. but reading deeper and deeper and showcases a number of different women. giving him high praise including a woman of louise sunshine. a real estate broker and sunshine spoke out over the weekend with my colleague fredericka whitfield. >> he was a leader. he taught me. he mentored me. he showed me the way. that's it. i was like smitten. see, donald doesn't distinguish between women and men. he distinguishes -- he looks for talent. i'm not sure that the way he has
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led his business which has been entirely successful works in politics. and i think he just marches -- he has continued to march to the tune of his own drummer. >> all these different voices coming forward. let's discuss this with gina loudon, she supporting donald trump. and cnn political commentator angela wry who was director of the congressional black caucus. welcome. gina, let's begin with you. talking so much about the woman who is the lead story in this "ti "times" piece and she thought she was flattered, a positive experience. put yourself in her position. i think she was 20-something at the time. how would you have felt? >> i think probably the same way. you're at a pool party. you don't have a swimsuit. someone offers you a swimsuit.
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i don't see the scandal. it's funny. i read the story and i kept looking deeper and deeper because i guess i just think that if there is anything about this man that is this mysogonist or a racist that some of the stories somewhere someone wants 15 minutes of fame bad enough to make something up, right? >> let function on fact and just some of the other quotes. there was a woman, i believe her last name is rez and the woman, by the way, mr. trump went to a woman to help build the trump tower today and told stories of making comments on her gaining weight and my goodness, you really do enjoy your candy and that kind of thing. there's a broad range here in this piece. >> i don't know. i really enjoy candy and if someone said that to me, i'd probably be okay. i hope they send me more chocolate. if they keep coming up with the
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stories, the boy that cried wolf, if they have something big and juicy on donald trump, nobody's going to believe it because they keep coming up with stories that they can't really legitimize or women stand up and say this isn't what i said. i said he's a gentleman. this is not portrayed in that story. >> angela, how do you feel reading it and how would you feel the woman many years ago. >> a couple of things. first the boy who cried wolf. might be crying something but it is not wolf. it is clear in this article, it is clear in donald trump's behavior where he's talked on talk shows like howard stern and over the years that women are objects to him, items that he collects. it is clear even if she is not known she is a part of that collection. the fact he had a drawer full of bathing suits is crazy. ridiculous. whether she felt flattered by it or not is not to be argued. right? that's a subjective standard and
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she can feel however she feels. i felt something different reading it. it's disgusting. the fact this person is running in a presidential race where he is going to decide equal pay for women and whether or not we get family medical leave and all of these things, you know, it's crazy to me. i don't trust his judgment in this. >> let me be fair and push back on you, though, as well. we have talked to a number of women and you look at his daughter ivanka and how extraordinary she is. even here in the cnn town hall and people look at her and think, my goodness, he must have done a phenomenal job with a lovely, incredible, brilliant daughter and other women on the show love working with him. you heard louise sunshine saying he doesn't see women and men different. how do you refute that? >> i don't. i'm not going to talk about donald trump's daughter. i think that's the pettiness of politics and never bash a cannot date's child. what i'll say is it's disgusting
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he calls her a 10 or isn't my daughter hot. that's disgusting. those are things my father would never do. how i feel is my dad should continue to uplift me and not ask anyone to rate me. i feel like my father provided me with several opportunities in this life and always challenged me to be my very best and kudos to donald trump for perhaps doing the same with his daughter. >> gina, what about angela's point? for people that haven't read the article, there's a piece of the article and the woman asked by mr. trump whether or not ivanka at the time in her teenage girls whether or not his daughter is hot. how does that sit with you, gina, as a woman? >> you know, i just could care less, honestly. what i care about are the facts of the matter to affect policy because i think that's what's so important right now. and i look at things like how many women mr. trump hired, how
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many of those women say that, you know, he's great to work for, he's helped them build their careers. he's hired -- and the bottom line is his opponent is hillary clinton. and whether we as women like it or not, she has hired less women. she does pay them less. those are facts. >> based on what data? >> that's just a fact. >> no, based on what data? >> less than she pays men. you can look it up. and so -- >> you're comparing her to donald trump. >> i think people are going to -- well, that's what we're doing, comparing -- >> but you're not basing it on actual data. what you all do is point to anecdotes with no facts and i'm not going to let you do that. >> hillary pays men more than women. >> what data do you have it on? >> i believe i saw it on this show and this network. >> we have people and figure out. pennies, nickels and dimes. let's just put that to the side
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for a second. gina, seems to me that mr. trump it's fair and we have heard also other reports to attack her coming into this fall election personal and whatnot and why is it fair for mr. trump to criticize, you know, secretary clinton's past but not his? shouldn't it be fair? both ways. >> oh, i think that it is absolutely fair. what i think is not fair is when the story is unfounded. when they tell this woman -- >> you have to answer the question, though. whether or not mr. trump is critical of secretary clinton. he seems to think that you can't. >> no. i think that both -- i think that we vet all candidates and what's shocking again is there aren't more people coming out of the woodwork to make accusations against this man who was never even a politician and didn't have a reason to be a gentleman as the women called him in the story and when's reprehencible
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is taking someone like hillary clinton that danced on the assault of the women -- dozens of women that her husband has maligned and assaulted, paying paula jones off, $850,000 for hush money. >> let's not go there. >> you can't do this kind of stuff. >> wouldn't it be amazing if hillary came to the defense of the women now and say a lot about what hillary wants to do for women if she would come to the defense of these women now hurt by her husband? >> the clinton camp and either way to be fair and i think the clinton camp points to her resume and lifting women up through the years. angela, final word to you. >> yeah. a couple of things. one is i think it is outrageous trump supporters continue to go on air and make the allegations they do that are completely unfounded. you cannot continue to say that hillary clinton does not stand up for women who are sexually assault survivors and have been brutalized and victimized and
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cannot continue to put the behavior of her husband on her and at her feet. you can't continue do to do that. >> why doesn't she defend them? >> donald trump continues to call her an enable and what would he call his three wives based on his behavior? >> let's leave it. this is the beginning. much more to come. i do appreciate both perspective. want to hear both. angela, gina, thank you. next, someone i admire, kooki roberts and here to weigh in and specifically hillary clinton now revealing the specific role for her husband ahead if she, in fact, wins the white house. plus, have you seen this? chairs fly. tempers flair in the middle of a state's democratic convention. why democrats fear this signals a very messy july. if mitt romney is recruiting people to run on a third party
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welcome back. you're watching cnn. i'm brooke baldwin. listen. we just had a discussion about the "the new york times" piece from the weekend about donald trump and a number of women from his past. and, you know, women could be an issue. today, a front page "the new york times" story that's definitely fanning the flames, full of allegations of trump's behavior around women and now at least one of the women quoted within it said she was taken out of context. "the times" is standing by that story. we'll begin with koki roberts, author of "capital dames: civil war and the women of washington." we'll get into those and the influence of those powerful women back then. seriously, an honor. >> lovely to be with you.
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>> i'm curious, though, you know, with all of these allegations with trump, whether it's over not releasing the tax returns, it is the is he posing as a publicist and he denies, the story about the women, some positive, some not. do you think it's those issues that make some of these republicans who are on the fence over him hesitant or is it on policy and -- >> it's the whole thing. >> whole kit and caboodle. >> it's certainly talking to something like paul ryan in washington, speaker of the house, it is the courseness, the crassness, the tone. >> the tone. >> right. >> i wanted to ask you about that. we were talking with mr. trump in washington thursday morning and folks that worked for him in 2012 saying he balances the budget, he's measured. he's taking this very carefully. do you see it as that or just down right hesitant endorsing the front-runner? >> i think he probably will endorse the front-runner in the
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end and hesitant for all kinds of reasons and, look, paul ryan tried to put a new face on the republican party. he's a serious ath liccatholic. he feels strongly about issues of poverty and find ways that the republicans can reach out to people rather than exclude people. and it's just a completely different republican party than the one that donald trump is trying to lead. >> as a woman and reading that "the new york times" piece, how did you feel? >> well, you know, as a woman of a certain age, who's been -- >> stop. >> -- been through a lot of this stuff myself -- >> coming up in journalism. >> yes. of course. it was oh lord there we are again and hardly surprising. donald trump has talked about his daughter being so hot he'd date her if she weren't his daughter. it's a whole attitude on his part that is -- he's probably joking half of the time but it's uncomfortable for women.
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>> let me get to an exchange you had of a compelling exchange on nbc march i believe and you pushed mr. trump on this question. >> there have been incidents of children of white children pointing to their darker skinned classmates and saying, you'll be deported when donald trump is president. there have been incidents of white kids at basketball games holding up signs to teams which have has panic kids on them saying we'll build a wall to keep you out. are you proud of that? is that something you've done that you're proud of? >> well, i think your question's a very nasty question and not proud of it because i didn't hear of it. okay? i certainly do not like it at all when i heard about it. you're the first one that's told me about that. >> so that was a piece of it. here's my question out of that. just friday he said, listen, everything i say is a suggestion. he recently obviously sort of
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walked back the muslim ban as a suggestion. do you think with donald trump when's done is done, or i don't know, is there middle ground with him? >> what it's done is certainly had an impact and it's a very hateful impact and you have had -- i just came, just this second, from a conversation for abc digital with some women in new york. one of them is a teacher and she's a trump supporter basically. but she says on her playground that the muslim kids have been taunted and had to do a whole sort of lesson with her children and it's done. what he's done is create a lot of hatred and hostility between groups in this country after a half century of us trying to bring people together. i mean, brooke, i cam out of the jim crow south. i've lived through this history
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and had a cross burned on my parent's lawn because of supporting civil rights. having this whole two generations trying to bring america together and be one country and to suddenly have a leader come in and try to break that all apart and pit groups against each other is very discouraging. >> let's look back, way back, to you said you were delivering a commencement over the weekend in gettysburg and gets me to the civil war and your book and those women. what kind of influence? >> deeply political women before the civil war in washington and they were very influential with their men. talking politics all the time. >> they were? >> constantly. they were also pretty funny, though. they would say things like, you know, i'm so sorry marrying stephen douglas because he stinks. literally. so you learn a lot more from the
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women than from the men. but by the end of the war they felt strongly this was not -- not a country that should be left to the men to run. the men managed to kill 600,000 americans because they couldn't get their act together politically. and women should have a voice. >> we should. >> all right. >> we should. the book is "capital dames." cokie roberts, thank you. >> thank you. next, harsh words, tossed chairs. talk about things getting a tad out of hand between supporters of hillary clinton and bernie sanders. this is the nevada democratic convention, folks. could this be a sign of what's to come? looking ahead to philadelphia and the democratic convention there this july.
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my goodness. welcome to politics in america 2016. this as the democratic convention in nevada. chairs flew. tempers flared. this was the scene at the paris, las vegas casino. unruly, unpredictable and divisive. casino eventually had to shut down because security concerns. this whole thing happened as a result of this handful of unpledged delegates and both sides claimed the rules were rigged. in the end, secretary clinton maintained the lead in nevada and picked up 20 pledge delegates. senator sanders with 15 and of 8
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super delegates free to vote whomever they want, most say they'll vote for hillary clinton. let's go to jeff zeleny, what the heck was that really about? >> i mean, brooke, this is a fight of democrats. never mind the fight of democrats and donald trump supporters. this is a family feud unlike, you know, nothing we have seen this year. what it's about is it really is this raw emotion among sanders support earls that, "a," they know the end is near and hillary clinton is winning. but state by state by state in county and state conventions, democrats have to elect delegates, people to represent these candidates at the convention this summer and it really creates all this turmoil and never seen it this rowdy. the sanders supporters trying to get more delegates and, brooke, you will remember in february she won nevada.
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so fair and square she should have gotten more delegates on saturday but a lot of sanders supporters are independents, not necessarily democrats and they are trying to, you know, trying to get as many delegates at possible here and clinton supporters should have had more delegates because she won the sit. >> no one's saying that this scene is a microcosm of philadelphia. what is the dnc sort of saying ahead of the convention there this july? >> i don't think we'll say this in philadelphia necessarily. there's a fight over the platform over the specific rules and i expect that there will be a call for first ballot for bernie sanders. this is not that unusual. eight years ago in nevada, barack obama nominated, a first ballot called for hillary clinton and will happen again and i think this is a rawer feeling here because sander eer
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attracted supporters in politics and cannot swallow the fight appears she is on the way to becoming the nominee. will they be able to reconcile. >> right. exactly. exactly. jeff, thank you so much. we'll talk again. meantime, on the other side, would mitt romney risk another presidential run as a third party candidate just so he could try to stop donald trump? the chairman of the republican party calls it a political suicide mission. governor romney's former spokesman joins me next. who could forget this? this collision course that ended there in waco, texas. tomorrow marks one year since that scene. survivors are now speaking out to cnn telling us firsthand what that melee was really like. at&t has been with me since day one, keeping me connected to my team, to my business,
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proxabrush® cleaners. flossers and dental floss. gum® brand. mitt romney, trying to figure out the best play for a successful third party bid against his own party. the former presidential nominee making it clear he is a never trumper but he is not entering the race himself. no, no. he's courting other republicans to run on a third party ticket. the top two picks, freshman senator of nebraska ben sass and one of trump's biggest critics and reportedly ohio governor john kasich who dropped out just a couple of weeks ago and both flat-out said, no. let's discuss this with mr. ryan williams. ryan, welcome back. let me just ask the obvious.
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perhaps he's hung up presidential aspirations he had but why not mitt romney? >> i haven't talked to the governor about this and i think he's made it clear he won't run as a third party candidate and made the views clear on the field and the state of the race. >> then why keep floating all these names? i mean, ben sass, all over the country trying to get folks not to vote for trump but they're saying no. >> i don't know how accurate the media reports are on the activity but reince priebus said -- >> we have the sound. roll it. >> it's a suicide mission not only changing and throwing out eight years of the white house but generations on the supreme court. look. we could have up to three justices change over in the next eight years and this is a suicide mission. it is not right. >> so you agree with him,
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reince? >> i do agree with him. i think at this point the choice is donald trump and hillary clinton. it's up for everybody to evaluate the field and vote the way they want to vote. people had the say of donald trump. but the fact is he is now the republican nominee for president and has a chance to reach out across the party, try to build the support he needs to to perhaps capture the white house and i think a third party candidacy simply help hillary clinton at trump's expense. >> uh-huh. let me move just a bit because, listen, in the bloodstream today is "the new york times" piece quoting a number of different women on donald trump. you know, he's irked by it. the woman in the lead story in the piece is refuting it saying she's flattered by the comments of mr. trump in 1990. you know the deal. from your former boss as you well know, mr. romney made the binder full of women comment and
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ultimately hurt him. and it seems to me thus far that, you know, reporting from "the times" it is not sticking to donald trump and i'm curious from a strategic -- what's the difference here, ryan? >> i think it's two different races. donald trump and mitt romney are certainly two different very candidates. trump has greater news of the news cycle and stories while they're a story for a day they're washed out by the next interesting thing to cover. >> hang on. we talked about women and trump for a while. this is not a new blip in the cable news cycle and this is something i think we'll see in the next couple of months. >> well, i think that that's baked in the cake at this point with a lot of voters. they know donald trump for 30 years and formed opinions on him. individual stories seems to -- they seem to move on and other things are picked up. meeting with speaker ryan, a big story. this network, i mean, covered
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donald trump's plane on the runway like it was a big news story and trump whatever you think about him moves the news cycle quickly and in 2012 it lingered longer for our campaign. >> yes. live pictures because he was leaving washington but indeed i think it's germane to the process to talk about the highest elected republican, you know, meeting down with the man who would like to be president and no endorsement. we'll talk again. thank you very much. >> thank you. speaking of third party candidates would john kasich consider running as a president? hear what he just sold anderson cooper. you will hear the remarks coming up. also a year later, is survivors of the waco, texas, biker gang shootout are sharing their stories with us here at cnn and el lavandera will join us live to talk about what he's found coming up.
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huge story we covered here. remember two rival gangs that met in a collision course in texas? there's the video showing the sides exchanging gun fire. nine bikers were killed. making it one of the deadliest shootouts in the nation between these outlaw biker gangs. fast forward to now and survivors telling cnn what it was really like and not just that, they opened up to ed lavandera about the bad blood and ed is here with me in new york to talk about. this was many, many months of you and everyone working on even getting them to talk to you. who did you get? what are they telling you? >> we wanted to focus on, people asked me how did the fight start? we wanted to get as close to the
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beginning of that fight as possible. we will have two exclusive interviews with rival biker members there at the beginning of the fight and the national president of the banditos and facing a federal investigation and federally indicted. he's out of jail on bond. but you talked to the most hardened biker in any club around the country saying what happened in waco last year is one of the most insane, wildest chapters in outlaw biker history. ♪ cossacks, banditos. enemies and months of rage and violence led to this moment, an all-out battle in the parking lot of a favorite biker hangout. hundreds of bullets have been fired as armed police officers are nearby watching. dozens are down. wounded or dead.
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and the bloody clash shows no signs of stopping. >> it would be a pause in the gunshots and then you'd hear a few more go off. >> reporter: seconds into the showdown, surveillance shows this biker running from the twin peaks watt owe covered in blood. >> it was pretty horrific. there were guys hit, fallen. i realized that i needed to get away from where i was. >> reporter: biker john wilson did get away. you can see him here inside twin peaks ducking for cover. but this man seen in the red bandana was not as lucky. hits biker in the throat with what looks like a chain. they wrest toll the ground. he's struck several times in the head. he's stomped on at least once and looks to be shot by a third biker. he seems lifeless as the men he was fighting walk away. and then another fight breaks
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out. look closely as the highlighted biker is shot in the leg during the skirmish. cossack richard stumbles to the curb and collapses. when the area is secure, members of the cossacks carry him away for help. both bikers die at the scene. so the new video angles give you a sense of how chaotic the moment was and after seeing it and stud degree it, every time you watch it, it's like something new pops up and catch another altercation, another scuffle. >> the weapons. you said the montage goes on for a while seeing everything taken from the site. 170-plus people arrested. i look forward to finding out where this whole thing stands right now. 9:00 tonight. >> 9:00 tonight. >> thank you so much. >> good to be here. >> tonight. do not miss that.
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by high school, eric was completely blind. >> i wanted to be with my friends and going on dates and i was afraid that i wasn't going to be able to participate in life. >> reporter: but he did, joining the wrestling team and becoming a rock climber. he set his sights on everest. >> experts said you cannot stop if you fall. you can't think at high altitude. it wouldn't be a good place for a blind person. >> reporter: eric disagreed and in 2001 became the first blind person to reach the summit of mt. everest. >> on the top. i can't believe it. >> reporter: seeking out new adventures, eric trained for six years to train for the colorado river in the grand canyon. >> not just doing the things to prove that blind people can do this or that. that's shallow. i do it to live fully. >> reporter: he helps others face challenges through his
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non-profit no barriers. >> i think in our lives all of us in a way are climbing blind. >> reporter: dr. sanjay gupta, cnn, reporting. ♪ a tentative date has been set for the public memorial. prince's family planning. the sister says the tribute will happen sometime in august. prince's fellow church members in minnesota remembered his spiritual side. people who attended said the service was a personal one focused on prince's faith more than his music. >> oh, it was nice. >> brother graham had mentioned they were on tour and they would drive around the parking lot and studying the bible and he looked at his watch and said i think i was supposed to go on. >> someone else who attended the memorial, prince's bodyguard. he talked to cnn about reports
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prince may have been addicted to painkillers and joins me live from minnesota. what did he tell you? >> reporter: brooke, he talked about being very close to prince saying that he is working for prince since 2012 and that he went all over the world with him. and he was upset about the reports that have been coming out saying that prince was addicted to anything. he said he was the healthiest person he had ever met. >> i packed this man's bags. i've been on tour with him for months so if anybody had an addiction, it would be something you would see. that would be something that you would know. that would be something that would be shown. not only through his actions and stuff like that but through moments when he thinks people's not looking. so, no. >> reporter: he said he'd never seen anything to indicate an addiction. however, he did say that sometimes if prince was low on
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energy or feeling ill that there were doctors to come and give him what he said were b12 shots and talking about how inside of the memorial how it was really about how hard prince worked at the faith as well as his music. and he wanted to get that muse and out from his perspective he didn't see anything that linked him to addiction to any kind of drugs, brooke. >> people still just mind boggled by this. just while i have you, when's the new legal information regarding possible dna testing? >> reporter: yeah. so the court has ruled after being asked by the special a administrator overseeing prince's estate and trying to get how much of the estate is there and divided between his heirs, they have basically said, look, if you come forward as a potential heir you may be subject to dna testing and pay for that dna testing. we know of two people other than the half siblings and siblings who have come forward since it
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was found out that there was no will that they can find they've come forward saying, look, we are heirs. one of them has asked for dna testing. the other has not and the other is a small child so the court is basically said, look, you will have to get tested and you will have to pay for it. brooke? >> thank you so much. all right. we roll on top of the hour. i'm brooke baldwin. thank you for starting your week with us here. donald trump today blasting a front page story in "the new york times" calling the piece about the way he treats women a quote fraud. the title is "crossing the line: how donald trump behaved with women in private." according to the paper, more than 50 interviews and including talking to ex-girlfriends, former employees, former pageant contestants an their stories quoting the newspaper reveal
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unwelcome romantic advances, unending commentary on the female form, a shrewd reliance on ambitious women and unsettling workplace conduct. the person portrayed in the article dated trump in early '90s saying she'll vote for him in november and today she came on live on to cnn and she denounced "the times" account of her. >> i'm very displeased with the way it came out. they promised me time and time over again that the piece would not be a hit piece and each person's explanation of how they had interactions with donald, what we -- you know, what i thought of him and i made it very clear many times that i had a very pleasant relationship with donald. and that i never felt like i was being, you know, depicted as, you know, a piece of meat or anything like that. i was never 0 fepded by anything that he had said.
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>> she called for an apology from "the new york times." these are the two reporters behind the piece telling cnn they absolutely stand by their work. we first go to cnn political reporter sarah murray and you have talked to a number of women interviewed in "the times" piece. what did they tell you about the interactions? >> some of the women had worked for mr. trump in the past, worked with trump in the past. and, you know, they agreed he could be boastful about the sexual exploits or his relationships with women. he definitely liked to be surrounded by beautiful women and at times say things that were offputting and a lot of women kept their heads down and looking at the women in the piece they aknock nlg given the high profile roles in the construction industry and when that was rare for women and felt like the opportunity outweighed the negatives and that, you know, donald trump kind of could be like this. he had a negative side for
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anyone whether that was men or women and, you know, a couple of the comments stuck with women more than others but, brooke, the other thing to point out is when the reporters were on, they spoke to dozens of women and clear that there were some in the story who felt that his comments or his actions, you know, giving up pageant contestant an unwelcome kiss on the lips went too far. >> uh-huh. thank you for setting it up. i want a big conversation with commentator donna brazile and tanna. ladies, welcome. tanna, to you first. in the piece when it talks about the woman in the bikini trump wanted her to put on and she said on cnn she was -- it was a positive experience, felt flattered and other aneck doans in the piece about apparently mr. trump when his daughter was in the teens and asked about how hot she was and another woman about you must be eating a lot of candy.
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he was noticing she was putting on weight. how would you feel on the other end of that? >> well, i worked for mr. trump and i have been mentored by mr. trump and been in his boardroom. i had a lot of unique experiences with mr. trump and never once ever once crossed that line. i highly doubt he ever said that about his daughter ivanka. seriously. he is a father. he adores his daughter. that's actually perverted and disgusting in my opinion to repeat that. but mr. trump has been great. how would i feel if he said i put on weight and after i was thin and maybe i did gain some weight. he is -- mr. trump is an honest man, a kind man as sarah knows. she's seen me at the rallies with a huge smile on my face working for the next president of the united states and i have a position on the campaign utilizing my skill set to the best of my -- >> you would be okay whether
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it's a woman, say a woman but in this case it's a man commenting on your weight. even if you had put on some pounds you would be okay with that? >> yes, absolutely. brooke, i do not have thin skin. if you work for donald trump or be in his presence, you have got to be able to realize that gender is not a job qualification. mr. trump hires you or surrounds himself with you because you are good at what you are. whether that's you're a model and beautiful, whether that is you work for his campaign and professional speaker. whatever it is. he puts you in a position to exceed. and to succeed. and no, i would not have any -- i would not be upset if they said you put on pounds if i did. >> to be fair there's positive anecdotes as a woman, i think worked for him for 16 years, he talked about i guess mr. trump she had put on weight and she interpreted it as friendly encouragement, donna brazile. >> right. >> do you see this as eye of the
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beholder? >> well, as you know, women have been subjected to the kind of taunt and crude remarks for centuries and from men who employed them to look a certain way, walk a certain way, dress a certain way and then if you look at the classic definition of sexual harassment one could argue maybe he did cross the line if some of these statements are true. look. we have spent most of today -- i know all of yesterday, talking about donald trump's past with women. his past behavior. his statements. the allegations that are out there. a lot of what i call stuff that as the chairman of the republican party said personal behavior that he will have to explain and own up to. but i think for the larger picture out there, brooke, and what we're looking at is future president of the united states and no one wants to be treated
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as an object, an object of scorn, an object of lust or what have you. and people are going to look at this and judge for themselves whether or not this is the type of character and the kind of skill sets we need in the next president of the united states. and i form my opinion already but i'll leave it to those who will look up the legal definition and know that some of the statements are just totally out of bound and i don't want to get into the howard stern interview because even in listening to it, of course, subjected to everything these days. i just put it down. >> okay. yeah. we are not going to go there on that either. trump says he's plotting more nasty attacks looking ahead on hillary clinton, going after her character. you know, with these issues, tana, coming up with women now, how will that look once donald trump and presumably hillary clinton are really going at it
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back and forth? >> well, women don't really like hillary clinton either. so -- >> that's not true. >> that's a blanket statement. >> that's not true. >> some women. >> be careful. let's not make these kind of gratuitous false attacks talking about issues and the article that appeared on a front page above the fold in "the new york times." >> and the woman -- and the woman who the article was about denounced it and said it was completely false. and that it was a hit piece. it is like i say. we have women who have worked or experienced mr. trump or dated him speaking out saying this's not man that we know. i'm one of them. >> on to hillary clinton, tana, hillary clinton and donald trump. if they're going back and forth, how will that look? >> how's that going to look? it will look the way mr. trump and the campaign want it to look. they'll put out whatever the american people need to know
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about hillary clinton. there's things that the american people want to know. what happened in benghazi? fog of war. there is no such thing as the fog of war. i do not know what the strategy is behind going forward in the -- >> he has talked about how she was an enabler of her husband and talked about infidelity. why is that okay but talking about the past and mr. trump and women, why is that according to him off the table? just to be fair to both. >> well, the thing is those things are proven true. what president bill clinton did. those are, in fact, true statement that is the public knows about. these are hit pieces. these are statements that have no credibility. that no one has come forward and said, actually yes, he did this to me and that. i have tape of him saying this. it's all false. >> okay. let's -- let me move on. "the times" is standing by the story. >> we know and lived through many of us the 'r09d. i did. i did live through the '90s.
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god bless the '90s and the trash that mr. trump and the allies intend to throw out there to impugn the dignity and character of hillary clinton or bill clinton, you know what? many of us going to be able to stand up and defend their mononor and integrity. he made mistakes d. they have trouble in their marriage? you know what? they made it through. they got through it like many other americans with trouble in their marriages and if mr. trump want to make their marriage a subject of conversation then you know what? subject yourself to the same type of criticism and that's all i want to say about marriages because as you know, brooke, i'm a single lady. i'm beyonce kind of single lady. i don't want to travel along the street unless i have to. >> donna brazile, i don't know what to do with that. please stand by. we have new sound in. i'd love to hear both of you to respond to hillary clinton speaking. >> let's just imagine i'm on a debate stage with donald trump.
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now, personally, i am really looking forward to it. and so let's suppose here's the question. so what is your plan to create jobs? his answer is i'm going to create them. they're going to be great. i know how to do it. but i'm not telling you what it is. >> oh! let's get out of that. i think we got enough. that was hillary clinton just there speaking in kentucky. forgive the quick rewinder or whatever that was. but that appeared to be a bit of a donald trump impersonation. tana? >> that's a horrible impersonation, by the way, but how will he create jobs? i don't know. what has he been doing for 20-some years? creating jobs for tens of thousands of employees at the
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trump organization. i go to the rallies. at the rallies and the college students are desperate for someone like mr. trump in office with a track record of employing heem. he knows how to create jobs and donated something to the microe works foundation to help put skilled trade people back to work, give them money to be hard working american citizens. he is doing his part. how many people has hillary clinton employed? >> lots of people. how many people has she helped and bill clinton helped lift out of poverty? how many people have they helped to raise their wages and raise the standards of education? these are substantive issues. not sound bytes that makes it sound great but these are individuals who have served our country with dignity and respect and talk about the serious challenges facing the united states of america in the 21st century. while i don't like to mimic anybody and do all of those great things and i don't have that good hair and must tell you that the debates this fall are
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going to be serious debates about the future and what we intend to do to raise the living wages of all americans. and i hope mr. trump is ready for the debate because hillary clinton i can tell you this much. i'm sure bernie sanders and still competing for the nomination, she is smart, sincere and she knows how to get it done. >> donna and tana, thank you very much. i know you -- you each think each will do phenomenally. >> right. >> that will be a debate. those will be debates to watch. thank you both so much. >> thank you. >> presuming it is hillary clinton who locks it in. thank you. >> take care. >> thank you. as mitt romney reportedly tries to recruit potential third party candidates, ala john kasich or ben sass, we have governor kasich speaking out now in the first interview since dropping out of the republican race. hear what he just told my colleague anderson cooper. hillary clinton reveals what specific role her husband will play if she wins. stay with me.
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welcome back. you're watching cnn. i'm brooke baldwin. almost two weeks after he dropped out of the race governor john kasich is giving the first one on one interview. he talked to anderson cooper in a conversation you will see in full this evening but here's the first preview. >> your name has come up in the news a lot the last couple of days. there's a story in "the washington post" this weekend with a lot of pick-up that a number of republicans, conservatives, mitt romney among them, has been looking at the possibility of a third party candidate or an independent candidate or conservative candidate. your name's mentioned. has mitt romney reached out the you? >> i don't want to get into who -- i've had a phone call with someone for me to consider running as third party. >> will you consider? >> no. i won't do that. >> why? >> well, i think that -- i gave it my best where i am and i just
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think running third party doesn't feel right. i think it's -- it's not constructive. and, you know, one of the things that's interesting is it's really hard to be thoughtful when you're dealing with the media. because many of them think that everything is sort of a political ploy or a political play. it's been a little bit of a disappointment for me. i talked to somebody in the media to say you have a responsibility. you know, it's really been interesting. you can have depth to something and people think, well, this's just politics. no. when i talk about two paths, you know, the path of rebuilding the country or pushing people down into the ditch, that's not some political ploy that somebody calculated for me. that's my inside. that's my soul. and so a third party candidacy is silly and i don't think it's appropriate or the right thing to do.
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>> let's bring in cnn national political reporter maeve reston. the ohio governor, yes, he's got the call. no, he's not going to do it. that's what he said. people change their minds and looking at him thinking would you be willing to be vice president? what do you make of that conversation? >> exactly, exactly. that sounded like a pretty hard no to anderson there on the third party run and i think that is obviously a lot of people in the party feel that's a much riskier strategy, very hard to see that being successful in the fall but to your point i think the more interesting question is would he, you know, would he reconsider on the vp choice because it would be such a fascinating match-up with donald trump and john kasich. they could not have run two more opposite campaigns and right now john kasich said zero chance i'm doing that. no, never. not going to do it. but a lot of times after these
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guys get the phone call, if they're thinking about the future of the party, i think a lot of people could change their mind and sort of evolve and get on board with the trump going forward. so it will be interesting to watch. >> we saw marco rubio with jake and now john kasich with anderson and see if a no means no come july. >> exactly. >> right? right. thank you so much. do not miss the entire interview with anderson on "ac 360 w" thi evening and answer the question of whether he considered being mr. trump's vp. next, just how far is donald trump going to discredit that "the new york times" story about the behavior with women? front-runner called cnn live control room this morning speaking with producers to make his point crystal clear. those details next. what's it like to be in good hands?
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donald trump has been taking hits from all kinds of directiodirection s lately but today from cnn he got help hitting back. a woman featured prominently about women the "the new york times" piece. he said it's misleading. this particular woman never seen trump treat women with anything but respect. talking about rawanne brewer lane and said the comments were taken out of context. >> if i know donald trump, i'll probably hear from his camp at some point.
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you know? just to say thank you for the honesty. i honestly think that the way that the article was depicted and as many times as they promised me they weren't going to do what they did, they probably owe me an apology and probably him. >> trump is blasting "the times" story calling it a hit piece and trying to include picking up the phone and calling the control room here at cnn this morning. dylan buyers with me here from los angeles and with me here in new york correspondent and host brian stelter. let's start with you first on the actual dialing of the cnn control room number and presumably he has calling in a number of times. >> right, right. >> and then what? >> surreal experience for the control room producers and used to hearing from someone in d.c. or atlanta but not the candidate himself. he wanted to alert us to an
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interview earlier on fox. everyone can see what's on the other channels and -- >> we're watching. >> we were always watching and wanted to make sure we had seen it and paying attention to it. he didn't say you have to cover this. we were going to anyway but a example of how trump is tuned in, so aware of media coverage about him and in his own way tries to control and influence coverage. >> we were already on it. the phone call comes in. dylan, my question to you is, the man is all atwitter, tweet after tweet after tweet on this. do you see any other candidate who would even come close to picking up the phone to call a control room whether it's cnn or the others? >> no. not at all. i think donald trump, well, i think two things are happening here. one, donald trump is very much running his own campaign and doesn't have a huge network of people to tell him it's a smart idea to call up cnn and do that for him. but two, he understands very intimately the way that the media works and cable television works and i think you see him
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wanting to play the role of producer here. you see him wanting to drive coverage. and yes, in this instance, he called up a control room but this is something that he does all the time. and he does it in the tweets, trying to direct media attention to think about stories and interpret stories the way he wants them to and handed a gift here in terms of this source, this former girlfriend coming on the record and saying, you know, trying to undercut "the times" report and never mind that the reporters at "the new york times" talked to dozens of women who knew trump and wrote a very what i call substantive and well sourced report but you can change the narrative and donald trump knows how to do that. >> by noon he was saying it's entirely a fraud based on one woman's claims. it shows how tables are turned. at 6:00 on fox criticizing the story and trump made sure everyone was paying attention to
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it. a strategy of swamping the media, a series of tweets and maybe phone calls to try to influence coverage and make sure when in this case wanted "the new york times" on the defensive instead of him on the defensive. >> swamping, new stelter term. dylan, let's ask you about the facebook story. we know that the controversy over whether it's kept conservative news articles away from the site. we now know that a senior political adviser of trump's campaign attending the facebook meeting. tell me more about that. >> yeah, sure. well, look. this controversy which blew up last week and, of course, there's a controversy that's not based on an on the record source but anonymous sources. but it raised serious concerns of facebook's influence in terms of news consumption in this country and the question of whether or not they were tamping down or down right excludeing conservative sources. look. if you're mark zuckerberg, you
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are at the head of a powerful, influential company that's very much involved in what the future of news looks like in this country and around the world. you have to take this -- address it head on and he'll be meeting with conservative leaders, member of the trump campaign and glenn beck and others and that's a very interesting meeting and i think being able to sort of convince those conservative figures that facebook is acting fairly and is not acting against their interests is going to be key in terms of facebook's reputation going forward. >> important. you have to be fair. dylan, brian, thank you. we'll talk after that meeting, i'm sure. meantime, coming up next, breaking news involving a deadly amtrak crash that killed eight people in philadelphia last year. investigators now are revealing what the train's engineer was doing just before the crash. those details when we come back. t driver-assist systems. it recognizes pedestrians and alerts you.
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the announcement tomorrow. i'm also told that investigators found no evidence that the engineer used alcohol, used drugs or that he was using his cell phone. this is strictly distracted by that radio chatter. we know that the trip from the philadelphia train station to the site of the derailment was about 11 minutes and i'm told that for 7 to 9 of those minutes this engineer was listening in or even participating in that radio communications about these other trains who had reported being hit by something, possibly a rock. so, you know, we have been following this story, of course. it happened a year ago. we're talking about eight people killed. more than 200 sent to the hospital. this announcement coming tomorrow, why it's so important is that it finalizes this investigation. this is the ntsb buttoning up all they've been looking into for the last year and assigning
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a probable cause to the deadly derailment there in philadelphia, brooke. >> all right. renee marsh, thank you. >> sure. if, if hillary clinton becomes the next president of the united states, her husband may also get a big, new job of his own. at a campaign stop in kentucky, secretary clinton telling voters she would put the president in charge of fixing the economy. >> my husband, who i'm going to put in charge of revitalizing the economy because, you know, he knows how to do it, and especially in places like coal country and inner cities and other parts of our country that have really been left out. >> cnn actually just asked if bill clinton would get a cabinet post. she said, no. bill clinton out on the trail clearly already thinking about
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this potential new job. >> hillary said the other day, so i say it in public, she said if i get elected what do you want to do? i said, i want to go to the places that have been left out and left behind. i want to go to coal country. i want to go to indian country. i want to go to the mississippi delta. i want to go where people think every tomorrow is like yesterday and say no, it's not. you can go along for the ride. and that's what we're going to do. >> so let's talk about this possibility here with me now. cnn presidential historian doug brinkley and diane swank. awesome having you both on. doug, turning to you, you think about the potential presidency if secretary clinton is elected, the notion of a former president as the first man, gentleman, i forget how president clinton wants to be referred to as but that he would be working in an economic sector. does that surprise you?
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>> doesn't surprise me but it's a brilliant idea and a good roll-out i think today. she said this in kentucky. she is getting people in coal country feeling that they're for trump, not her. she's saying i'll bring bill clinton back to ohio and virginia, west virginia, pennsylvania. all the working class white communities that matter and appalachia and we're going to, you know, zero bill clinton right in on your problems. i think that's a perfect role for him to play in addition to being in the inner city and he mentioned indian reservations and native american homesteads and the like an it's a first really smart use of bill clinton on the campaign so far. >> diane, just on economics and we, of course, remember bill clinton and the campaign likes to remind everyone, creating 20 million plus jobs during his tenure in washington. you know, in terms of the economies and the '90s versus 2016 and beyond, how different are they? >> they're like night an day. that's the hard part.
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if there's a silver bullet to be shot it would have been shot and we are actually as bad as it is we're doing better than most countries coming out of the crisis and doesn't say a lot and unfortunately that's where we're at. that said i think one thing critical about bringing in a voice of economic issues and this is a campaign of insults and not issues. we missed the issue of deficit, the "d" word is not discussed. that's something that the clinton administration did campaign on and also we effectively saw deficits disappear and because of gridlock and when it was good and not bad which it is today so i think there's a combination of factors and he had a serendipitous time to be president and there's policies absent in the debates and i think are much needed to bring back into the equation if we want to move forward and have a sustainable economy going forward and more inclusive going forward. >> if to your point, staying with you, diane, if it is sort of night and day, how could bill
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clinton help? >> that's a really good question. i mean, first of all, most economic policy done by congress and not the president. that said, he is the president with a history of reaching across party aisles, cutting deals. if that can possibly be done in this environment, that's a role he could play in terms of moving forward on economic policy instead of backward and heard a lot of backlash to the post-world war ii integration and free trade and understandable. people feel that way. but making the economy smaller and closing it down won't cure what ails us. we failed to train a whole generation of people more than one with the human capital they need and the skills they need for a global economy and having those economic issues with some kind of a shepherd would be a positive thing and just refreshing to hear someone talking about policy for a change and instead of other things. >> yes. instead of other things like the insults. so on that, doug brinkley, we do know that secretary clinton on the trail today in kentucky. she was saying to mr. trump,
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can't wait to see you on the debate stage. bring it. and then she did this. >> let's just imagine i'm on a debate stage with donald trump. now, personally, i am really looking forward to it. and so let's suppose, here's the question. so what is your plan to create jobs? his answer is, i'm going to create them. they're going to be great. i know how to do it. but i'm not telling you what it is i'm going to do. i'm going to say here's -- what we're going to do, here's where i change the tax code. incentivize people to do it. some people might say all anybody wants to hear is i'm going to do it and not telling you what i'm going to do. i don't believe that. maybe in the preliminaries like the republican primary that's
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all they wanted to hear. but americans take their vote for president seriously. and they're going to be looking at that tv screen and saying, he still doesn't have anything to tell us? >> so, i guess that is hillary clinton's impersonation of donald trump. but that aside, what do you think this debate will look like? >> i think she needs to make it funny whenever she can and looking how candidates do well in debates come the fall it's when ronald reagan makes a joke at a debate. it's when you say something funny. i think she is on target trying to imitate donald trump although as impersonators go, it's marginally good and running the clip on cnn now, light hearted and fun. hillary clinton's biggest fun is there isn't a lot of fun around her campaign and has to make every day a little bit exciting and starting to mock trump in a good natured way like this i think benefits her. >> doug, thank you.
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diane, thank you, as well. we'll move on. coming up next here on cnn, donald trump warning of a major terror attack if the u.s. doesn't block syrian refugees but how many are really on u.s. soil? we'll check numbers for you, next.
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a bold new warning of donald trump. the presumptive republican nominee predicts syrian refugees will be behind a 9/11-type terror attack. telling the national border patrol council taking a terror strike to, quote, wake up border security. >> bad things will happen. a lot of bad things will happen. there will be attacks you wouldn't believe. attacks by the people right now coming into our country. i have no doubt in my mind, i mean, you look at it.
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they have cell phones. so they don't have money. they don't have anything. they have cell phones. they have cell phones with the flags, the isis flags on them and then we are supposed to say, isn't this wonderful that we're taking them in. >> meantime, hillary clinton has a much different approach to the refugee crisis. this is what secretary clinton had to say when she laid out her foreign policy agenda. >> of course we have to have a lot of vigilance and we have to vet people and i would depend upon our defense and intelligence professionals to guide us in doing that. but we can't act as though we're shutting the doors to people in need without undermining who we are as americans and the values we have stood for. >> let's go to our chief national security correspondent jim sciutto.
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let's just talk numbers in terms of syrian refugees. how many are here on u.s. soil? >> it's tiny. certainly a fraction of what germany has taken in. germany has taken 400 now. jordan, turkey, 178,000. the u.s. pledged to take in 10,000 this year but so far this year they've only taken in about a fifth of that, just a little more than 2,000. germany, for instance, is taking 20 times the number that the u.s. has taken insofar. and what does that mean? when you look at europe, you can't stop that flow. physically, so many folks coming across in boats, et cetera, in the u.s., you have an ocean between us. to be fair, i've spoken to counterterrorism officials. they say they do all of the homework they can. the only way to ensure you have no bad actors in that group of
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refugees is to not take any refugees, right, because you don't know for sure. a lot of these folks don't have track records. our intelligence on the ground is not great. they admit that they can do a lot but they can't give 100% certainty and that's just a fact of whether as a country you want to take in some refugees or not. what's very clear is it's a fraction of what others are taking in. >> let's see how it's received by david cameron. he is saying that trump's views are divisive and wrong and stupid. here's what he said in london. >> it doesn't matter. it's fine. >> you're president and he's the british prime minister. >> it looks like we won't have a good relationship. who knows. i hope to have a good relationship with him. it sounds like he's not willing to address the problem here. >> trump in london. how is david cameron responding to that? >> he is saying that he might take a phone call from him but cameron is speaking to his guns on this and not just cameron.
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you have the first muslim mayor who almost repeated those exact words just a short time ago and that is the point that they make, that those views incite anger and make you less safe. listen, if he's president, a leader will have to talk to trump. we'll see. >> jim sciutto, thank you. next, the u.s. supreme court decides not to decide on a controversial case and president obama weighs in on this a few moments ago. we'll have that for you, next.
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supreme court just punted on
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a case that pits religious liberty and obamacare. the eight justices not to give a decision and instead kicked the case back down to the lower courts and moments ago president obama weighed in. i have with me the man, legal analyst and former federal prosecutor jeffrey toobin. on the word of punting, this is coming from the president himself to us via live, i won't suspect as to why he punted but my suspicion is if we had nine supreme court justices instead of eight, this may be different. >> this punting, kicking back to the lower courts, almost guarantees that the case will be back before them later. but presumably it will be before them later when they have nine justices. so it really is the supreme court not doing its job. they are supposed to decide cases. basically, what they did today was, please compromise, please don't make us decide. this is about whether religious
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institutions, they don't have to pay for birth control but the question is how do they opt out? they don't want to even sign a piece of paper that says we opt out. they view that as enabling birth control. the obama administration says you're opting out. that's what the controversy is about. for the moment, women covered by obama care, they continue with no cost to them. >> and some of them are saying, get them in, get them in but the senate is saying otherwise, it sounds like. >> that is true. and they are taking a risk. that the 63-year-old they get
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now versus the 45-year-old what about who donald trump may appoint. >> that's right. thank you for watching. i'm brooke baldwin on this monday afternoon. keep it right here. "the lead" with jake tapper starts now. thanks, brooke. i'm jake tapper and this is "the lead." what donald's ex-model girlfriend has to say. a new report accusing of donald trump with borderline creepy behavior and some on his payroll and one woman says she was misquoted and she's voting for him. a charity for veterans accused of raising millions and barely giving any of it to the veterans who need it. we wanted to ask the president of the charity about this but he drove away. in his rolls royce. a lead