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two judges in the national spotlight. one attacked by donald trump for his mexican heritage, the other sparking outrage for a slap on the wrist for a former star athlete convicted of sexual assault. this is "cnn tonight", i'm don lemon. six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious stranger, six months for so-called good behavior. that's what he will pay for a 23-year-old woman he had never met. the unnamed young woman
detailing the horror that she read out in court. sara sidner has that story. >> you don't know me, but you've been inside me, and that's why we're here today. i was butt naked all the way down to my boots, legs spread apart and had been penetrated by a foreign object by someone i did not recognized. i decided i don't want my body anymore. >> the searing words of a sexual assault victim, brought to life by people who have never met her but want her voice heard, the 12-page letter first read aloud in court by the victim, to her attacker, brock turner. the two game to the same party, both drink too much and brock turner attacks her. two grad students find her unconscious behind a dumpster.
a jury convicts turner of three felony counts. the prosecutor asks for six years in prison. the judge sentences him to six months in jail and three months probation, in line with the prosecutor's recomme-- probatio officer's recommendation. 950,000 people online trying to recall the judge. then letters in support of brock turner are revealed. some partially blaming the victim for drinking. others turning brock turner into the victim. turner's father writes in part, his life will never be the one that he dreamed about and worked so hard to achieve. that is a steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action out of his 20-plus years of life. that letter causes its own firestorm. another message going viral. >> there's no scenario where your son should be the sympathetic figure here. he is the assailant, he is the rapist.
i can't imagine as a father how gut wrenching a reality that is for you, but it is true. >> in this case, the deeply personal words of a victim managing to spur a nation and spotlight an issue so often left in the dark. >> according to the cdc, one in five women will be sexually assaulted during her life five. >> and in 80% of those cases those attacks are perpetrated by someone they already know. >> and gun in foone in four gire sexually assaulted before the age of 18. >> there is something else that has people outraged. brock turner will not serve his full six-month sentence in jail. the law in california only requires him to serve 50% of that, three months in jail. perhaps, don, the largest part of his sentence, the most severe part of the sentence is that he has to go ahead and be registered as a sex offender, and that affect him the rest of
his life. >> there is new evidence of his history of substance abuse. why is that significant? >> he told the judge he was from a small town in ohio, that he really didn't drink much, and all that happened was he had too much to drink and was trying to fit in to the culture there at the school of stanford, trying to deal with the college culture. he wasn't used to it. and he just simply drank too much. in text message, that the prosecution did bring forward, the prosecution shows that his text messages showed he was taking acid, drugs with friends long before he ever got to stanford. so there are a lot of people who are saying hold on, did you take that into account? he didn't tell the truth when he was trying to mitigate the sentence against him. >> could this case be appealed? >> the case could be appealed, but it can be appealed by his attorney, and his attorney says he will appeal the sentence. when it comes to, you know, the justice system, now that he has
been convicted, now that a jury has decided that he is guilty, the judge has put the sentence down on him. that's where it stands. it is normally the defense who come forward and appeal his case, which the defense says he will. >> sara sidner, thank you very much. i appreciate that. i want to bring in the oscar-nominated producer of cnn films, the hunting ground who helped bring attention to this case. so good to have you on, amy, let's talk about this. you called this a watershed moment for survivors. how so? >> it's incredible, for the first time in my lifetime and in our culture, we're hearing the public resoundingly support the voice of survivors instead of perpetrators, and that's an amazing moment. and a big shift. >> you say this, i want to know why you say this. you say this is a moment that is akin to lady gaga's performance
of "till it happens to you" at the oscars. why are these moments to resonating? >> it's been coming for the past six years. when kirby and i made our first film. we couldn't get anybody to give us funding for that film. we were told no one is interested. rape is not a topic the american public's willing to hear about, et cetera, et cetera. then we made that film. it opened on sunday to galvanized audiences and changed military policy, and that film itself when we were showing it on campuses, students would come up to us and say this happened to us here, you don't need to go to the military. we have a similar problem going on at universities around our country. we made the film "the hunting ground", and found there was a public ready and willing to hear these stories in a way think had never been before. it's our progress, not only the films but the incredible student advocacy movement but has been occurring for the past three years in a way we haven't seen in our culture before, that
combined with all the advocates who have been working for years on this issue. so all this is a perfect storm of understanding and awareness shifting inu our culture. and perpetrators are being blamed instead of victims, which is remarkable. >> it is. vice president joe biden, amy, who introduced lady gaga at the oscars, and he wrote an open letter today to the stanford survivor. and i waents want to read some . i do not know your name, but i see your unconquerable spirit, i see the limitless potential of an incredibly talented young woman full of ponlt. i see the shoulders on which the dream for the future rest. i join your global chorus of supporters. i believe you.
it is not your fault. what you endured is never, never, never, never a woman's fault. and while the justice system has spoken in your particular case, the nation is not satisfied. and that is why we will continue to speak out. wow. those are powerful words. what's your reaction? >> it's unbelievable. i also forgot to mention it's also the administration. the obama administration has been remarkable in stepping forward in this issue in a way that's unprecedented. to have a vice president read a letter that went viral online and respond to it in that way, remarkable. and i want to encourage anyone watching this broadcast to please go and read the original letter, i mean, what this woman has done is remarkable. you know, and in a few short pages she has turned a horrific and unconscionable act into something inspiring and sublime, and that aer, very rarely happen
our culture. >> you're congratulating everybody else, but you shouldn't down play what you did. you had a big role in bringing their story to the world. tell us about that. >> a remarkable woman who is a stanford law professor was in the building when the sentence was read and she was crushed and heartbroken and texted me immediately. we've been in touch, and she said can i send you something? you've got to see this letter. i raid ead it immediately. and she said this is what the judge read and this is the sentence. can you ask the woman who wrote it if it would be okay if i got it to a reporter, and she went and asked and the woman said absolutely, as long as i stay anonymous. so i immediately went and went through my list of reporters,
and i thought of katie baker, because she's done great work at buzz feed. and i said i've got something for you. can you call me, and she did. and i sent it to her. i went to sleep. she says i'll look at it and let you know in the morning. i woke up. i live in l.a. there were all these text messages that came in at 5:00 in the morning. and it was from katie, oh, my god, oh, my god. i sent this to my editors, and they're weeping. we're going to go with it. and, you know, who could ever have imagined this? >> and the public has really responded to the letter in a way that the judge didn't. brock turner will only serve three months as a result of california law. what type of sentence do you think he should get? >> oh, that's not my expertise. i'm a film maker. i don't give out sentences. i would love a sentence that did what sentences are supposed to do. this person was convicted by a jury.
and if the jury thought was too dangerous to be on the street i think a judge would have thought so too. but it didn't happen this time. >> you have interviewed hundreds of sexual assault survivors. you know the victim in this case. how does she feel about the response to her letter? >> she's just amazing. she's gracious and overjoyed and mostly happy that this is helping other people. we live in a culture where everyone is doing something for fame or self-aggrandizement. and she didn't. it was from her heart. and look, and, you know, she never imagined it would go public. and she never imagined it would, you know, cause fathers to weep and cause mothers to hold their children closer and cause the vice president of the united states to write her a personal letter of thanks, and the letters that have come in from around the globe have been remarkable. thank you, thank you for speaking for me and giving me a voice. what's awesome and incredible.
you hear in these cases, the everyone's worried about the man's future, but nobody talks about the victim's future. what were they wearing, but the poor assailant, and i love that she shifted that paradigm. all of a sudden the world's going oh, my god, look what this did to someone. we have stop and take care of them. >> thank you very much. she produced "the hunting ground". and it aired right here on cnn. >> thank you. appreciate it. thanks for having me. >> i want to take a moment, this is personal to me. i want to take a moment to thank a group of people who are fighting tirelessly to prevent sexual violence, as a survivor myself, this means a lot. an event in washington, d.c., lady gaga, kristin gillibrand
and me. it was an honor. this is an award that means a lot to me, and i want to thank them very much. there's a picture for you and for the honor. and more importantly, for the work that you're doing to help victims of sexual violence. thank you very much from the bottom of my heart. we'll be right back. be the you who doesn't cover your moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. be the you who shows up in that dress. who hugs a friend. who is done with treatments that don't give you clearer skin. be the you who controls your psoriasis with stelara®
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donald trump laying out his campaign strategy during a meeting with more than 60 top donors, and here to discuss this, peter beinart. trump says he expects to raise $1 billion. and now he says he doesn't need the money. the question is, can he go all the way? can he win the white house at a discount against hillary clinton? >> i think there's a feasibility that he can, because he won a primary election on $56 million, $58 million, which has never been done before in recent history. jeb bush spent like three times that much and didn't win a single state. hillary clinton spent over $200 million at this point. there is a chance. >> he is playing to his audience in the primary. in the general -- >> what takes the most amount of money? media. he already has $6 billion in
earned media value. because all we do is talk about him in the media. he might be able to do it. >> do you think trump is being frugal or he might not be able to get to that $1 billion mark. >> he's got no problem of visibility in the media. the concern would be about the ground game. what the obama campaign showed was the value of highly targeted information, with a very sophisticated data operation, and the people in the field to actually implement it. if you don't have the money, then that's hard to do. >> i understand what you're saying, carl, but it doesn't hurt to have a war chest, right? a cushion, and even he would preach that as someone who is in business. so we keep hearing that people are nervous about being associated with trump, especially with the recent comments and what you have. they're not comfortable with his recent comments, so what does he need to do to win those people over so that he does have a war chest, that he can raise money?
>> i can tell you, what donald trump is doing, we saw his speech the other night where i was on teleprompter. he still had a little zing, you better hope i'm president and comments like that. he's still the street fighter that we love, but he's going to start to stay a little more on message and things like that. but what's also important, places like the great america pac, people to volunteer and go door to door. to use human capital rather than financial capital. >> i want you to listen to what paul ryan said today about donald trump. >> do i think that these kinds of antics are distracting and give us a campaign that we cannot be proud of? yeah. i've spoken very clearly about it. >> so two days ago he said that his comments were textbook, he said racist or racism. he said the party needs to un y unify, now this. do you think he wishes he hadn't endorsed donald trump? >> ryan? i think he wishes he had some reason not to. members of the house are pushing
him to endorse, so he doesn't really have the option, but in his heart, i have very little doubt that paul ryan thinks that donald trump is an embarrassment and absolutely unqualified to be president of the united states. >> i wanted to ask both of you about his performance. you said i had a zinger. some of the unscripted came out. but one said it was like watching a circus lion that had been tranquilized because i had bit too many people. >> i don't think subduing him is the way to do it. and look, nobody can subdue trump. he's going to do whatever it takes. the fact is he does have to tone it down to bring some more people over. >> this is about addition. >> as far as people like paul ryan. got to get on the trump train. trump doesn't have to come to him. he won by overwhelming majorities of votes, more than ever before in the republican
primary. >> the number of votes that trump won is a small fraction of the votes he would need to win to win the presidential election. first of all, he has to consolidate the republican party. he has to win independents and some democrats. and the problem is that the very thing that trump supporters like about him is that he's quote-unquote politically incorrect is the same thing that's repelling other people who don't see it as a cool blow to political correctness, but as paul ryan did as racism, mass e misogy misogyny. >> you have some bernie sanders supporters who are going to go to trump. >> i don't think there are many who take that seriously. we're in an era of, a highly partisan era. there's no precedent in recent campaigns for any political party candidate to win 30% of the other party's support. >> there's no precedent for donald trump or bernie sanders. >> yeah, most.
>> there's precedent for outsiders, but to this degree. >> i think that to be honest, i think that hillary clinton's campaign has more to be worried about about joe stein and the green party. donald trump is basically running a pro-racist campaign. >> he's not running a pro-racist campaign. >> whether yn you call for bannl muslims entering the united states, that is an astonishing act of bigotry, why? to say that you worship god in a certain way, only that will not allow you into the united states, as a jew, we were not allowing any jews simply because they're jews. >> 100% of the terrorist attacks have come from a muslim population. >> first of all, that's, first of all, nowhere, nowhere near true. most of the gun violence in the united states is not committed by muslims.
moist of the mass shootings in the united states are not committed by muslims, but even if it were true, which it's not, it would still mean that the vast, vast majority of muslims in the world have no connection to terrorism and should be judged on their personal record not on religion. >> there's a record of not speaking out against radicalism. >> lots and lots of muslims do, but you're saying just because they haven't spoken out, that alone is grounds for not allowing them in the united states. >> how can we figure it out, then narrow it down. >> we have to ban some people from america, if we start banning people based on terrorism. >> he said we're not going to let any more in -- for now. >> and that's hard to understand how you cannot see that as bigotry. if you want to say certain people because of their past experience they've been involved in certain organizations, that's fine, but to say simply because you worship god in a certain way, that is astonishing. >> let's move on.
i want to talk about john kasich, owe/, whihio. >> the fact of the matter is what we, the qualities we need in a leader is very important to me. this is not ha game for me. i can't go for dividing, name-calling or somebody that doesn't really represent conservative principles. >> are you saying it's possible you can walk into that arena in cleveland, ohio and not endorse? >> absolutely. of course. i've been this way since i was in politics. i kind of call'em the way i see'em. and never more than today does a country need to be unified. >> john kasich has said and other republicans have said, listen, it's not up for them to come to donald trump, donald trump has to come to them. and you say the exact opposite. why? >> john kasich, at one point he was at fourth place in a two-way race. i was rejected. he needs to get on with the
american people just like all the other gop leaders not on yet, saying they're worried about losing congressional seats, they're going to lose them if they don't support the guy america is supporting. >> do you agree with that? >> i don't think it's fair to say that america is supporting donald trump. i won the republican primary, but the problem that donald trump has is he that needs to win every last republican vote. and when you have significant holdouts in your own party, that makes it harder. >> he refweeted someone who wrote the voters have spoken. we want donald trump. so you agree to support the nominee, get on board or leave the gop. does it help with party unity that donald trump is retweeting something like that? >> remember all these guys committed to party unity. donald trump was the only one who held off. what is it, a double standard now? they made that pledge too. they got to get on board. >> there are some like john kasich and then there's jeb bush
type who disagree that they won't get his support. marco rubio also disagreed with trump and is not going to support him as well. why is rubio support a guy, he disagreed with what he said, but he's going to support him. >> i think rubio of all these guys looks in a particularly bad position now. he called donald trump a con man, right? and now he's saying he would even speak for him at the convention. party's important, but there are higher principles than party. and one of them has to do with our political system itself. what donald trump has done is try to delegitimize those core institutions that limit a president's power. when you attack a sitting federal judge, purely on the basis of his ethnicity, when you suggest that the washington post, you want to go after the owner of the washington post for tax purposes, that's a threat to liberal democracy in the united states.
it's a threat to the core institutions that limit the power of the presidency. and i would hope that people like marco rubio would see that might be more important than being a loyal republican. >> first off, marco rubio lost his entire, 67 counties, there were 66 went to donald trump only one went to marco rubio in his own state. i think marco rubio needs to understand the voters a little more clearly, and additionally, i think we're -- >> the voters have spoken. they have spoken in the primary. >> and i think we're going to see them start to come out. i took a lot of independents in those open prime ai primaries. >> elizabeth warren's blistering attack, could it win her a spot on the ticket? be the you who shows up in that dress. who hugs a friend. who is done with treatments that don't give you clearer skin. be the you who controls your psoriasis with stelara® just 4 doses a year after 2 starter doses. stelara® may lower your ability to fight infections
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see you. that was a joke. elizabeth warren has been no doubt one of donald trump's toughest critics. why do you think she has managed to get under trump's skin so effectively? >> because she constantly day after day after day has done it and not stopped short of anything, calling him names and using personal attacks, and to also reenforce the fact that hillary clinton, as a female, and elizabeth warren as a female reinforcing a fact, here is a man, in the constant, the way he has been critical of females has gotten under his skin, and she has been effective in that. >> she doesn't back down. she keeps going. i want you to listen to what she said tonight. >> donald trump says they ought to look into judge curiel, because what judge curiel is
doing is a total disgrace. no, donald, what you are doing is a total disgrace. [ applause ] race baiting a judge who spent years defending america from the terror of murderers and drug traffickers, simply because long ago his family came to america from somewhere else? you, donald trump, are a total disgrace. judge curiel is one of countless american patriots who has spent decades quietly serving his country. sometimes at great risk to his own life. donald trump is a loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud who has never rivgsed anything for anyone and who serves no one but himself. [cheers and applause] and that is just one of the many reasons he will never be president of the united states. [cheers and applause]
>> she did not mince words. what do you make of it? >> tell us how you really feel, right? >> exactly. >> look, she's pulling no punches. she's not holding back. she's taking it to him, and she's getting under -- >> and using his words. >> using his words. now the one line of attack in there that i think lands the hardest hit was the very last thing we heard where she said he serves no one but himself. for a guy whose entire campaign is predicated on i'm going to level the playing field, and i'm going to make america great again for you, that's the thing that none of his republican opponents in the primaries i think really got until it was way too late. and you see the democrats doing it on the front end, pulling the rug out from that argument, the central tenant of this campaiet. that's when you see him act the
worse. >> is that why this last thing with the judge seems to be sticking, because it's against him, the lawsuit is against him and his university and not the american people? >> when he spends the entire portions of his stump speech litigating this in public, talking about how unfairly he is being treated, it takes the focus that he was very smart using in the primarieprimaries, focussing on people, he takes it away from him and puts it on himself, and i think he does it to his own detriment. >> this growing buzz about elizabeth warren being a possible vice president candidate, can the trump campaign counter that? >> i think they can. i think anyone who watched elizabeth warren shout these insults that i don't think have a lot of merit to them can say that dismiss her and say that
she's not a very effective attack dog. compare that to joe biden who's very calm in his demeanor, very stand-up, very relatable. i would fear someone like joe biden far more than i fear elizabeth warren. joe biden's an effective advocate, nor do i think warren is or her leftist policy is palate nl able to the american public. >> there's senator warren's biting attacks but also another high-profile campaigner who is ready to stump, listen to this. >> no one is happier, no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than the donald. and that's because he can finally get back to focussing on the issues that matter. like did we fake the moon landing? they say donald lacks the foreign policy experience to be president. but, in fairness, he has spent
years meeting with leaders from around the world. ms. sweden, ms. argentina, ms. e aunler buy jean. >> ignorance is not a virtue. >> why don't you mention donald trump by name? >> he seems to be a good job mentioning his own name. >> how can you be shocked? this is the guy, remember, who was sure that i was born in kenya. >> so there's serious concerns and plenty of funny swipes, too, but in all seriousness, do you think that we're going to see the president, president obama getting under donald trump's skin? >> i think he'll continue to lob some more attacks. that reel you just played there, and elizabeth warren will do the same, and joe biden. it's interesting today, of all
days, jumping on the bandwagon to stand behind hillary on the day that josh earnest was forced to acknowledge and confirm that hillary clinton is under criminal investigation. so it's interesting. it's a good distraction from that. but sure, everyone's jumping on board, because the democrats, actually throughout history have been good about rallying together as quickly as possible in a situation like this and uniting, having a united front as we move closer to the general, so it's not a surprise. i do expect we'll see, certainly, bernie sanders take a little bit more time before he makes a decision whether or not he will do this, but i think having elizabeth warren come out there and showing her support. she is a darling of the progressive left. she's very well-liked amongst those on the lift and will help to gallon vannize support behind hillary no doubt. >> to use the office of the presidency were he to acquire
it, to intimidate and undermine an independent judiciary would be blatantly unconstitutional abuse of power. either mr. trump, which is possible, doesn't understand -- i mean that sincerely. he's a bright guy. i'm not saying that. not pretending, but he either doesn't understand, because this is a realm in which he's never dealt before, or he doesn't care. that it would border on an impeachable offense for a president actually to use the great powers of the office to attempt to undermine a federal judge by placing pressure on that judge in any case. especially one the president has, in this case, of personal financial stake. this kind of conduct is pernicious and unprecedented. >> so i want to ask you, if trump were to become president,
would this be an impeachable offense? >> well, look, i'm no legal expert, but i do think it raises very serious questions about the separation of powers and abuse of power were he to become president and the way he would handle the judiciary. but it goes back to the point we were talking about a few minutes ago. what he is doing right now is proving that whether it is for personal financial reasons or personal political reasons that he is willing to strong arm the judiciary for his own reasons. put aside the very racist nature of what he says, there is the constitutional issue about his willingness to strong arm the judiciary for his own personal benefit, not even for the benefit of his office, his personal benefit. >> theis is not a constitutiona issue. he's a litigant in his own private matter.
he's got a right to a fair trial. he's not strong arming ruth bader ginsberg. a tough week for donald trump, is it a sign of things to come in the general election? be the you who doesn't cover your moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. be the you who shows up in that dress. who hugs a friend. who is done with treatments that don't give you clearer skin. be the you who controls your psoriasis with stelara® just 4 doses a year after 2 starter doses.
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there's no doubt that donald trump is chaining the face of politics. will the republican party change with him? back with me, alice stewart, and kayleigh mccenany. do you think the gop will successfully rally around him or cause lasting divides in the party? >> i think among leadership there may be divides, he ran against the democrats but against the establishment. i wish they would step back and instead of criticizing donald trump say how did he get to this point? how did he get the most votes of any gop nominee in history, and i think they'll find he changed the platform in good ways. questioning free trade, if they would look at some of the ideas
he put forward that resonated, it would do them a lot of good. >> alice, where do republicans go who doesn't want to vote for the democratic party either? >> i think a lot of those folks, whether elected officials or private citizens, for the elected officials they'll continue to wait and see what donald trump has to say and do over the next five months. they have tremendous leverage at this point of the game, whether they're waiting it out for endorsement or going out to campaign for him, because he does have a lot to do to unite, help unite the republican party, and i do think it is incumbent upon donald trump to be the one bringing people together. he's here in washington this week and will have an important speech which is faith leaders and grassroots organizers who need to hear that he is going to listen to them and share their views and values and bring them
together. i think a lot has to be done on his part and the campaign's part to unite the republican party, make this, it is, it's a game of addition at this point, adding people who ordinarily would not have stood behind him in order to unify strong and forcefully against hillary. >> and in the general, he must do that in the general. the primary, as you know, alice, the primary's a whole different ball game atlanta generathan th. it's been a tough week, one of the toughest for trump's campaign. i've said that a lot with kayleigh sitting here. he managed to offenda and anger so many. do you think republicans will be wary of his judgment even through the convention and onward towards the election? >> i think a lot of them already are. and i think we're seeing that now. i thought that it was really a remarkable thing, the way the house and the senate leadership,
paul ryan, mitch mcconnell came out even days after publicly endorsing him, and i'll tell you, there were hardly any full-throated endorsements, but days after endorsing him, coming down really, really hard on their own nominee. you don't see that very often in a presidential race that could be as competitive as this one has the potential to be. so i think there's a lot of nervousness. i think there are a lot of people watching very closely. i thought that speech he gave the other night on the teleprompter was surprising to a lot of people. i thought it was trump with his wings clipped a little bit, showed he could turn the volume down a little bit. i think there are a lot of people who, you know, exhaled that night and felt a little bit better, but within 24 hours he was back out on the media and social media with his old persona, and you could feel -- >> he has -- he has not
responded. hey, quickly, i have less than ten seconds here, this is my last question to kayleigh. do you think -- i wanted to ask you, i just lost my train of thought. that he should have responded quickly, because he mentioned he's going to give a speech about hillary clinton. should he have responded quicker to hillary's attack on foreign policy? >> i would have liked to seen a response, but he just laid out his foreign policy vision two weeks earlier, so he didn't need to respond, it would have been nice. >> thanks everybody. we'll be right back.
hillary clinton and donald trump go nuclear in a 140-characters or less, jeanne moos has the blow-by-blow. >> reporter: it's twitter war on one keyboard. >> crooked hillary. >> reporter: on the other keyboard. >> he can say whatever he wants to say. >> reporter: may the best tweeter win. after president obama endorsed hillary clinton. >> i'm with her. >> reporter: donald trump fired first. obama just endorsed crooked hillary. he wants four more years of obama which nobody else does, to which hillary tweeted delete your account.
they posted gives like oh, nap to a congratulate la tor eye toast. >> i didn't know what that means, but apparently my producer says that's what kids use to say they don't like you. i think the technical term is fllllpt. >> reporter: tweets hillary herself signs are signed with an h. reince priebus jumped in, tweeting at hillary if anybody knows how to use a delete key, it's you. >> i'm willing to bet he's writing a few right now. >> reporter: sure enough, his counterattack to delete your account soon arrived. how long did it take your staff of 823 people to think that up? and where are your 33,000
e-mails that you deleted? >> crooked hillary clinton. >> i could really care less. >> reporter: but how could we not care when one someone unexpected chimed in, too late for some of us, dead panned anthony wiener. there's nothing like a war of tweets to put the twit in twitter, jeanne moos, flppppt, new york. >> is this a presidential campaign? we'll be right back. . .
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that it is for us. i'll see you right back here tonight. "early start" with christine romans and alison kosik begins now. >> democrats unite. president obama delivering an impassioned endorsement of hillary clinton. donald trump on the campaign trail to unite the republican base beginning this morning with evangelicals. his strategy ahead and what he promised top party donors. good morning. happy friday. welcome to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> nice to see you here. i'm christine romans. it is friday. it's june 10th.