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we'll have it and things unfold. we'll be back in just a moment. . . . a concert for an up and coming pop star turns fatal. christina grimy shot and killed as she signed ought frafs fauto fans donald trump saying he is not a racist. he is unleashing a new attack. the defending gop revolt or deepening. mitt romney in a cnn interview says donald trump's rhetoric could change the america
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character. presidents have an impact on the nature of our nation and trickle down racism, trickle down bigotry and misogyny, all these things are extraordinarily dangerous. good morning. we're so grateful to have you with us. i'm christi paul. >> ike victor black well. good to be with you this saturday morning. ♪ ♪ >> singer, christina grimy was shot and killed after a concert in florida. adam levine posted this picture on instagram with this. i'm sad, shocked and confused. we love you so much, grimmiez police in orlando say a man
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carrying two guns shot her as she signed autographs. she died at the hospital a few hours later. he killed himself after being tackled by the singer's brother. nick valencia is following the story whachlt mo story. what more have you learned? >> we don't know the name of the gun mapp. t no word. a great young musician gunned down as she was signing autographs for fans. remembrances for christina grimmie are poring in. >> reporter: breaking overnight, singer, christina grimmie, a former contestant on "the voice," was shot and killed while signing autographs. >> we know the suspect walked up and shot christina. her brother tackled the suspect and that's when the suspect shot himself. >> reporter: the suspect is dead as well and grimmie's brother
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being called a hero for taking action that may have protected dozens of fans still inside the ven venue. >> this was very tragic. >> reporter: police say it is unclear how the unidentified gunman got two weapons inside the plaz sfla lia line. >> we don't know if they were friends or he was a crazy fan that followed her on twitter and social media. >> reporter: this is believed to be video of grimmie's last performance filmed by a fan just before the deadly shooting, grimmie, just 22 years old was best known as a finalist on season six of "the voice." she started outperforming on youtube as a teenager where she amassed 3 million followers. fans now tweeting with the
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#ripchristina. >> i have been crying. this is horrible. it is one of the worst things that could literally happen right now. >> grimmie best known as a youtube sensation, 3 million followers. she used to open up for salena gomez during her disney channel start. family, a very important part of her life. her family often spotted at some of her concerts t was her brother that stopped that gunman. we don't know the relationship between the gunman and christina grimmie. "the voice" tweeting overnight saying, there nor words. we lost a beautiful soul with an amazing voice. our hearts go out to the friends, family and fans of @therealgrimmie. all right.
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to politics. welcome to the first unofficialle weekend of the general election. hillary clinton is taking a few days off to enjoy being the presumptive democratic nominee. donald trump is holding rallies in florida today. >> it is one of eight states that trump will visit. hillary clinton expected to visit three states including wisconsin with president obama. democratic heavy hitters are falling in line behind the presumptive nominee. a lot of republicans seem to befalling over themselves dealing with donald trump. he showed why with two very different speeches and two very different tone s in in hours. >> freedom of any kind means now one should be judged by their race and their color, should not be judged that way. right now, we have a very divided nation. we are going to bring our nation
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together. if i win, we are going to bring our nation together. >> that was first. later at an event, without a teleprompter, the fiery trump returned with a familiar attack on massachusetts senator, elizabeth warren. take a listen. >> and pocahontas is not happy. pocahontas, i'm doing such a disservice to pocahontas. it is so unfair. this elizabeth warren, she is one of the worst senators in the entire united states senate. >> with that as context, what is trump's approach to appeal to conservatives who are still part of the never trump movement. sunlen safadi has the latest. >> reporter: donald trump is
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coming off a tough week p after those comments drerkted at judge kur yell's ethnicity. it has breathed new life into the stop trump movement. mitt romney says he would cause trickle-down racism. donald trump did not have a direct response to him. he did not mock the poor trump. these poor, sad people going, never trump. i saw it today. by the way, i am the least, just so you know, i am the least racist person, the least racist person that you have ever seen, the least. give me a break. they are saying, is donald trump
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a racist? >> after all of this, donald trump says he will be debuting a new campaign slogan aimed at being a little more inclusive. he says he is going to be changing his famous "make america great" slogan to "make america great for everyone." >> what is it going to take for donald trump to unite the party u for republicans to unify behind him? is the party already fractured beyond repair? we'll discuss this deepening gop revolt with pro and anti-supportives. >> cnn has obtained court documents giving new insight into the stanford university sexual assault case. new information surrounding the night brock turner sexually assaulted a young woman. details on his apparent history of aggressive behavior, alcohol abuse and drug usement
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accusations that he is a racist. watch. >> i am the least, just so you know, the least racist person that you have ever seen. give me a break. >> that defense comes after a year of this. >> they are bringing drugs, they are bringing crime, they are rapists and some i assume are good people. donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. >> i have been treated very unfairly by this judge. this judge is of mexican heritage. i'm building a wall. >> if you are saying he can't do his job because of his race, is that not the definition of racism? >> i don't think so at all.
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>> scotty, can you reconcile those for us? donald trump says he is the least racist person. people that disagree with donald trump, they listen to what we just played and they say the evidence is in his words and his claims over the last 12 months. you say what? >> let me stop you, scotty. i don't want you to have to waste breath, because we capital hear you. can we hear evan? evan, you hear that and you say what. >> well, you see, nobody goes out and says, hey, i'm a racist. donald trump is going out and trying to defend statements he has been americaing for months upon months. he attacked judge curiel not only in the past few weeks but in february. in may, his own attorney said judge curiel is fair, impartial
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and a wonderful jurist. donald trump's temperament and judgment are of of extraordinary concern to myself and others who are looking at donald trump. we think he not only cannot have access to unlimited power but if he had it, he would do things that would create ir represent ir repairable charge to this country. >> scotty. >> you have to look at the timing of this and realize it is political. the person who has been throwing the biggest accusation has been mitt romney himself. donald trump was his largest surrogate. he donated millions to him. mt. romney didn't have a problem taking his money, didn't say at that time that donald trump was racist. currently, the accusations from the other side. mr. trump has support in many african-american issues. he donated the party at 40 and wall to the rainbow coalition to
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have a prominent presence on wall street, because he believed that was the way to help the urban community. the only time we have heard this charge of racism is when he was running for a republican and he is running for a president. that's the only time we have heard it. up until now, these charges have never been levied against him. >> scottie, have you ever read a new york tabloid? his misogyny, racism, thinly veiled shots at everybody? he is so thin-skinned, he will say anything and everything he can to get attention and because he is so insecure. >> at the time that mitt romney had accepted his support, he had not said this judge could not be impartial, because he is of
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mexican heritage. if he is fighting off his claim of being a racist, why come back on the stump and continue with the pocahontas line with senator elizabeth warren. >> if you just take word for word, i could see where that accusation was justified. that's not what mr. trump means by it. he has to explain five times more than the other side does. the reason why he is attacking elizabeth warren, it is warranted. she is the one that brought it upon herself by lying or realizing that it was falsified that she is of american indian dissent. she never corrected it. if he was racist, he would not be employing thousands upon thousands of hispanics. >> senator warren made a horrible mistake that is
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indefensible. >> don't sit there and cast stones. >> scottie, you are like the black knight in monty python's search for the holy grail. you are saying this is minor stuff. you are getting your arms cut off. you are defending the indefensible. you are saying it is a flesh wound. we are debating whether or not this man is racist when we should be debating policies. this doesn't advance the gop. if you go on the republican national committee's website, you know what's completely missing, any reference to donald trump. that's how toxic he is. he is now losing in kansas, a state mitt romney won by 22 points. how much do we have to suffer -- >> hold right there. >> scottie, i want you to respond. >> i want to sit there and say, you know what, fine, if you want to believe that which is completely false. you have to look at his motivation for doing it, national security and to protect
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americans. how are you helping? what is your solution for it? everything you are doing right now is the one that is are impacting those numbers. if you look at the national poll, hillary clinton has had an amazing week, some of the best endorsements. she did nothing, stayed flat even. the six points that mr. trump possibly lost went to the "i don't know" party. the "never trumpers," unless you can present a solution to keep hillary clinton out of the white house, why don't you start trying to build up the party and sit there and talk to him instead of sitting here and combatting him. you are not helping the situation. >> let me get to you with this "never trump" movement and mitt romney. he spoke with wolf blitzer on friday. we heard much of this rhetoric before. he has now said he is not going to run third party. he is not going to support a third party conservative.
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is this the full breath of what mitt romney is going to offer? >> we are having a conversation as to donald trump's fitness. this isn't about some sort of political game trying to get somebody out there. scottie raises national security issues. many of us have very serious concerns over donald trump's ability to have access. he is probably one of the least qualified in history. he says he openly admires the chinese for the tianamen square massacre and our allies should pay us protection money like we are the mob. this is a recipe for a global disaster in making the world less safe. what do i know? i just use common sense. >> exactly what you point out, we have been in in campaign now for a year. your message hasn't resonated. you want to sit here at the time we all need to be unified. these "never trump" folks are
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causing us to guarantee the election to hillary clinton. >> you don't even need us. >> you are right. we don't. we need the people and you don't represent those. >> scottie and john, we'll have you back next. >> a top republican says he will not vote for either presidential candidate f it is not trump, if it is not secretary clinton horks will mitt romney support, an exclusive interview with him and some insights next. an unlimited mileage warranty up to 6-years and the confidence of being awarded the best luxury certified pre-owned program. get 1.9% apr financing on rx, is & es l/certified models. exclusively at your lexus dealer.
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♪ "dinner!" "may i be excused?" get the new xfinity tv app and for the first time ever stream live tv, watch on demand, and download your dvr shows anywhere. mitt romney offers a dire warning against a donald trump presidency, a culture of what he
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calls, trickle-down racism, misogyny and bigotry. >> the former presidential nominee sat down with wolf blitzer to discussion trump's comments and why romney says he will not run as a third-party candidate. >> you have said that donald trump in your words would sink the country into a prolonged recession, that he is not smart on foreign policy, your words that he is a con man, a phoney, a fraud and a fake. if you feel that strongly, why don't you think you have an obligation to run right now? >> well, because he has become the nominee of the republican party. the only way to win the white house in my view is to become a nominee of the republican or the democratic party. simply running to be a spoiler would not give the american people the chance to express their own views about mr. trump or about secretary clinton. i think they will do so. i, myself, will not be voting for either one of them. i can't bring myself to vote for
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hillary clinton. i don't think the policies she promotes are right for the country and mr. trump, i think, is too great a departure from the values of our country for me to sign up as a voter for him either. so i'll be writing in someone else's name, probably another republican. >> you are going to write in another name that has no chance. isn't that copping out right now of your responsibility? >> well, my responsibility was to express to the american people what i believe was right about the potential nominee of our party. i did so very plainly and clearly. the people who made the choice decided to go a different direction. that's their right. as an individual, i simply can't put my name down as someone who voted for principles that suggest racism or xenophobia, misogyny, who has been vulgar and the recent attack on judge
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curiel says to me i can't be part of that. i will not sign up for that. i don't want to be associated in any way, shape, or form. >> what do you say to people like paul ryan, who is very critical of donald trump, does not like any of the words he said about judge curiel, called it a text book definition for a race book comment but he still says he is going to support donald trump? >> i don't argue with people who have come to a different conclusion. they are looking at the two candidates and deciding who they think is best able to serve country at this time. i am sure there are some things they would like to change and whoever they are going to support. every candidate has a problem or two. for me, mr. trump's problems are of such a dramatic nature and such a departure from our country and my own personal values, that i can't sign up to be a part of his campaign
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sghchlt are are y. >> are you disappointed paul ryan has chosen him? >> i wish everybody had rejected mr. trump and chosen someone else. their view is that secretary clinton would so dramatically change the nature of the supreme court that that represents a threat to our future. i understand that perspective. i find that compelling but also the donald trump failure is also compelling. >> he did tone down his rhetoric and read it from the teleprompter, reince priebus was here this weekend with you. he called it a great victory speech and the right approach. trump says it is time to move on right now. is that okay with you if he moves on and you forget about all the other stuff? i don't think you think it is a time to move on. >> i can imagine mr. trump would like to have people move on and
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forget what's been said during the primary process. we take the measure of an individual over their entire career and during the primary and get a sense of the person's character, integrity, honesty and their values with regards to race and religion and gender. mr. trump has made that pretty clear through the campaign to this point. i'm absolutely convinced that reince priebus is right when he says mr. trump will be able to read from the text and present a different image going forward but that is not consistent with who he is. >> you don't think he should get a pass if he stops talking about judge curiel? >> everybody else could make their assessment. he indicated what he believes in his heart about mexicans and about race by the comments he made about judge curiel and he may try and distance himself from that today. we know what he believes based on what he said. he didn't say it once. it wasn't a slip of the tongue
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which he went back and apologized for. he has repeated it and he has never apologized for it. he obviously sticks by what he believes. >> what would he have to do to win your support? >> i don't think there is anything i'm looking for from mr. trump to give him my support. he has demonstrated who he is. i've decided that a person of that nature should not be the one who, if you will, becomes the example for coming generations or the example of america to the world. i don't want to see trickle-down racism. i don't want to see a president of the united states saying things which change the character of the generations of americans that are following. presidents have an impact on the nature of our nation. trickle-down racism, trickle-down bigotry, trickle-down misogyny, all these things are extraordinarily dangerous to the heart and character of america. i am not looking for mr. trump to change a policy that more
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align was my own. this is not a matter of just policy. it is more after matter of character and integrity. >> you think he is a racist? >> i think his comments time and again appeal to the racist tendency that exist in some people and i think that's very dangerous. >> if you want to see more of thant vi that interview, go to our web sigh. >> hillary clinton is responding to criticism about one of our top donors. what she is saying about a man she gave an intelligence role to at the state department after he donated $1 million to her foundation. let's do more. add one a day women's 50+ complete multivitamin. with vitamin d and calcium to help support bone health. one a day. hi! how's it going? today we're going to be comparing the roll-formed high-strength steel bed of the chevy silverado to the aluminum bed of this competitor's truck. awesome! alright, let 'em drop.
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25 minutes to the top of the hour. good to have you. i'm victor blackwell. >> i'm christi paul. we are following breaking news this morning. ♪ snow ♪ i came in like a wrecking ball ♪ just 22 years old, former contestant on "the voice." christina grimmie, shot and killed after a concert in orlando last night. police said the suspect fired at the singer while she was signing autographs after that show. >> adam levine, her coach on season six of "the voice" posted this picture on instagram and this quote, i'm sad, shocked and
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confused. we love you so much, grimmie. police say the suspect killed himself after the shooting. grimmie died a few hours later at the hospital. christina grimmie was just 22 years old. >> the clinton campaign is explaining today why a big donor got top security clearance inside the state department. controversy surrounds a stock trader named raj fernando. despite having no diplomatic experience, no background in international affairs, he was appointed to the state department's international security board, his main qualification appears to have been donating at least $1 million to the clinton foundation. maria cardona, a hillary clinton supporter, joins us. so good to see you. >> a lot of people are saying,
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this guy was granted top security, secret security clearance. he had access to highly sensitive information. he is a chicago security's trainer. what qualifies him? >> my understanding is that this is a board that seeks to have a balanced point of view from people with diverse backgrounds. my understanding is that he had a background in international business, international finance and implementing sophisticated risk management tools and that he was interested and very focused on all of these issues. look, the vetting for these kinds of board positions is vast. it is tough. so he had to go through that security vetting. if he got top security clearance, it's because he had the qualifications to obtain it. i don't really know anything other than that. but i will tell you this. if this is what the focus of the opposition of donald trump and
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the republican campaign is going to be in terms of their criticism of hillary clinton versus their complete implosion in terms of what donald trump represents as the standardbearer for the republican party, they are in a worst position than we thought. >> it is not just them. we have state department staff that characterized it back in 2011 as an awkward selection for the group and it came up when network reporter started asking questions about that during her tenure as secretary of state. it makes a lot of people wonder, does this amplify the argument that secretary clinton is exchanging donations for access or influence? >> that is certainly something that the republicans will glam on to. they have no other argument to make. >> back in 2011, people were asking about this, again, during her tenure?
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>> this will all be talked about in the next couple of days. that will be part of the discussion. we will hear what the reasons were for this person being put on the list. as i understand it, he had an extensive background in international business and international finance. those kinds of different points of view are welcome in these kinds of boards. i will underscore if this is one of the things that the republicans are going to go after hillary clinton on. it doesn't surprise me one bit. they don't have any other argument to make to the american people. they will try to use anything and everything including the kitchen sink to try to go after hillary clinton when their standardbearer is so embarrassing. whether their standardbearer has nothing to add and to offer other than divisive rhetoric. when we look at history, he will do nothing but divide, degrade
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and defraud the american people. >> i do want to at least get the clinton per speck siespective i. the campaign did release a response. they said fernando had experience with other if organization that is deal with foreign affairs and as to the state department, this was an ub paid voluntary p advisory board and one of several foreign policy-focused organizations he was involved with and the state department itself said the isab charter calls for a diverse set of experiences. when you look at the other members, required generals and high-ranking security experts and this man, a chicago security trainer, is this statement enough to quell the questions? >> we will see in the next couple of days. as you pointed out, everybody else on this board has vast
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experience in the kind of background this board is supposed to deal with in terms of the issues. the best boards and organizations in this country come about when they have representation from a vast array of different backgrounds. an international business background, i think t would be something that would be an additional background, an additional point of view that would be looked at as a plus on this kind of board. so there is nothing untoward here. if this is going to be one of the things that they throw at hillary clinton, because they have absolutely nothing else to compete against her on, in the battlefield of ideas, then i think hillary clinton is going to continue to be the choice for the american people in terms of who is going to be the person that's fighting for you and looking for solutionins in
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bringing the country together versus donald trump. >> no doubt, the republicans have a lot to say about this. maria cardona, i know you are sticking around with us as we continue this conversation with the other side as well. thank you for being here. always good to see you. some newly obtained court documents are adding to this national outrage surrounding the stanford rape case. we have new details on the night brock turner attacked his victim behind a trash bin. history of aggressive behavior and drug and alcohol abuse. stay with us for those details. they would be top awarded. e better be some awards behind what you are paying for, right? the final answer. chevy. the most awarded car company two years in a row. wow, it's like a luxury car. i was shocked. i mean it's like, this is chevy? get cash back for 20% of the msrp on all 2016 spark, sonic and impala vehicles.
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outrage over the light sentence handed down to a former stanford university student convicted of sexually assaulting a woman behind a dumpster is now being fueled by newly obtained court documents. new court documents shed light on his apparent history of alcohol, drug abuse and sexually aggressive behavior. he was convicted on three felony counts of sexually assaulting a young woman behind a trash bin. he was sentenced to six months and could be out in three. >> a sentencing memo shows i initially became aggressive with his victim's sister after she rejected him twice. turner went after the victim when she was, quote, alone and inebriated. those are exact verbiage there. prosecutors say he lied to his probation officer about smoking marijuana and using other drugs.
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he claimed he was an "inexperienced drinker and partygoer." he was arrested in 2014 for having a fake i.d. and walking on campus and possession of alcohol. he has pictures of this picture of him holding what appears to be a bong. text messages indicate he used drugs in high school and included references to acid. defense attorney, keisha heaven helping us understand these documents. thank you so much, keisha, for being here. in light of all this new information, a lot of people say turner lied, about what happened that night, about past drug and alcohol abuse. is there a chance prosecutors did not know this information during the trial and could it change the outcome in any way? >> normally, when an attorney is arguing that a judge abused his or her discretion, it is the
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defense attorney arguing that the judge imposed a sentence that is too harsh. here we have a judge that imposed a ridiculously lenient sentence and that information just discussed with those documents, that's all in the pre-sentencing investigation report. the purpose for that investigation report is to let the judge know a little bit about the defense. that information is supposed to be used in imposing a sentence. knowing that this defendant lied, that he did have experience with narcotics and that he did have aggressive behavior to someone else prior to committing a sexual assault, the judge should have seen those things as aggravating factors instead of mitigating factors. >> do you say the onus still lands on the judge at the end of the day? >> absolutely. i really think the prosecutor is going to appeal it. normally, it is the defense attorney that is appealing a conviction or sentence. here, the judge clearly abused his discretion. if that information was in the
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pre-sentence investigation report, the prosecutor and defense attorney knew it. obviously, the judge knew it but didn't care about it. >> what about double jeopardy? if the prosecutor appeals, what does it mean at the end of the day for this defendant? >> with an appeal, the appellate division looks at the ruling or the decision of the trial court below. in this case, the prosecutor is going to argue that the trial court abused his discretion. therefore, the sentence should be -- the defendant should go back for resentencing looking at the mitigating and aggravating factors and that the sentence should be more sdpch. >> how often does that happen? >> it happens a lot. normally, it is the defense. once there is an injustice and you have an outrage with the community like we have in this case, the prosecutor has no other choice but to file an appeal. >> in your legal opinion, do you
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think it is plausible that could happen? >> absolutely. i can't understand. there is a mandatory minimum on this conviction in the state for two years. the judge departed all the way down to six months. there is no explanation for that. i i definitely feel that if this goes to appeal, the appellate division will send it back. >> thank you for being with me. >> thank you for having me. we are looking at the nba finals. andy scholes is with us this morning. at least this wasn't a huge blowout. >> tempers flairing at the end of game four. the warriors will be without one of their star players for the next game. w! i'm cleaning the oven! yeah, i'm cleaning the gutters! washing the dog! washing the cat! well i'm learning snapchamp! chat. chat! changing the oil... (vo) it's surprising what people would rather do than deal with retirement. pressure-washing the... roses.
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the golden state warriors are one win away from the second nba title. >> andy scholes is here. that's all i have to say. >> i know you are hurting. >> you know what, guys, you watch those first three games. they were blowouts. at least last night, a really good game. steph curry came alive for the warriors. game four in cleveland. i have to show you this. they started a cool tradition where the fans sing the national anthem before the game. take a listen. ♪ >> the entire crowd singing. that's how you get everyone pumped up for a great game. for the first time this series, like i said, finally had a close one down the stretch. it was curry and the warriors making all the big plays when it
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mattered most. it is 38 points in this one. the warriors said an nba finals record hitting 17 three ns ts i game. cleveland's hope, not looking very good. no team has ever come back from a 3-1 deficit in the finals. >> we have to go out there and play better than we played tonight, better than even we played in game three. we have to get one. it is going to be our biggest game of the year obviously. this is a great opportunity for us. we need to play with a sense of urgency and a sense of aggression like we did tonight. it will be a fun 48 hours to wrap our minds around the opportunity we have in front of us. >> draymond green has been involved in multiple dust-ups during the playoff. last night, he got into it with lebron. this is the play where it all happened. green is going to go down to the floor and watch when he gets up. he swings at lebron's net they
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are regions. lebron, not very happy about this, had some words with green. green is one flagrant foul away from being suspended for a game. the reps did not give him a flagrant foul. the nba can look at this and assess him a flagrant foul retroactively f that happens, green would be out for game five. that would be the cavs slimmer of hope if gray monddraymond grs game five. >> i think if something deserves one -- you know. that might be it. >> this is the second time he has done this in the playoff. >> the first time he kicked steven adams with the thunder. that was a little more violent. >> at the fop top of the hour, e going to push forward on this breaking news we have been following. an up and coming pop star
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issues we care about. >> more than 1 million people have signed a petition to oust the judge in a rape case after a lenient sentence causes national outrage. >> we're always so grateful to share the morning with you. thanks for being here. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. we have a lot of politics and political news to follow. former "voice" contestant, christina grimmie was shot and killed after a concert. she chose adam levine as her coach. she finished in the top three. he posted this image on instagram saying, i'm sad, shocked and confused. we love you so much, grimmie. cnn's nick valencia following this story for us. a lot of holes into what happened. >> one of the biggest questions
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was how this suspect was able to get in without not just one weapon but two. she was doing a meet and greet with fans. he approached her. open fire. he was in attendance as her family often is during her events. he tackled the gun maman after opening fire on that 22-year-old. >> the gunman took his own life. this is a terrible tragedy, a great young musician. got her start on youtube amassing over 3 million fans on youtube. millions of views for her videos. she then moved on to "the voice." you are looking at a clip there. let's show you part of her clip of the blind audition when she was on "the voice." ♪ ♪ i came in like a wrecking ball ♪ >> she finished third on the show but won over the hearts of not just judges but millions of
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people all around the world. before the shooting, she posted a clip on her social media page asking fan s in orlando to join her at the show. police have not given very many details about who this gunman was or how they were connected. they have not ruled out saying this might have been just a crazy fan that stalked her on social media. >> you think about her brother this morning. >> to witness that and see her sister gunned down and to see this gunman apparently take his own life and to have those images. a lot of people pouring remembrances out there on social media reacting, a beautiful young girl with tremendous talents. doing something a lot of celebrities want to do. this made her vulnerable.
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the first unofficial week kipd of the general election is here. hillary clinton is taking a few days off. donald trump taking his campaign to the battleground state of florida today. it is one of eight states that trump will visit over the next week. hillary clinton expected to visit three swing states next week including wisconsin with president obama. it is all part of the fight to hit 270 in november, after coming off a tough week, a very tough week, where he faced pressure from party leaders to tone down the rhetoric again, last night, donald trump unleashed a familiar attack on massachusetts senator, elizabeth warren. >> and pocahontas is not happy. she is not happy. she is the worst. you know, pocahontas, i'm doing such a disservice to pocahontas. it is so unfair. this elizabeth warren, i call her goofy, elizabeth warren, she
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is one of the worst senators in the entire united states senate. >> cnn politics reporter, jeremy diamond, is live from tampa florida, where the trump ral ly is set to start. 11:00 local time. donald trump kept up attacks last night as we saw. are we expecting more today in florida? >> i don't think it would be a donald trump trump speech if he did not go after hillary clinton or any of the number of rivals and enemies he has made throughout this campaign. first, before he starts attacking the democrats, donald trump is going to have to focus on continuing to unite the republican party. this has been a rough couple of weeks for donald trump during which he has faced criticism, particularly over his comments about the u.s. federal judge overseeing his trump university lawsuit case, judge curiel who donald trump said was against him because of his mexican
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heritage. most recently, mitt romney sat down with our wolf blitzer talking about the danger of trickle-down racism. senator mitch mcconnell, the majority leader in the senate saying it is pretty obvious that donald trump doesn't have a good grasp of the issues. he left the door open to potentially rescinding his endorsement if he saw it change. donald trump is going to be focusing on hillary clinton. we are going to expect him to give his speech on monday where he will only focus on hillary clinton raising a number of controversies swirling around the presumptive democratic nominee. going back to the '90s in which we are sure to hear donald trump bring up the scandals that plagued president bill clinton. >> jeremy diamond there for us ahead of the trump rally starting in about four hours.
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>> we played for you the line of attack using pocahontas as an epitaph against elizabeth warren and questioning the mexican heritage of a federal judge have all led mitt romney to say he can never, in good conscience, vote for donald trump. listen to why romney says trump's divisive rhetoric in his characterization sets a dangerous precedent for the country. >> i don't want to see trickle-down racism. i don't want to see a president of the united states saying things which change the character of the generations of americans that are following. presidents have an impact on the nature of our nation. trickle-down racism, trickle-down bigotry, trickle du -down misogyny are dangerous to the heart and character of america. >> for more, i want to bring in georgetown university professor, chris metzler, and republican
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strategist, evan siegfried. good to have both of you. >> chris, i want to start with you. i know we have had evan on several times. his second appearance this morning. where you stand, are you intending to vote for donald trump? have you endorsed donald trump? >> i do intend to vote for donald trump. from the perspective, look, we have had a primary, in that primary, millions of voters have spoken. they have voted for donald trump. >> are you a trump supporter? >> yes, i would call myself a trump supporter. >> i wanted to start there. now that we know you are a trump supporter, do you support this line of attack continuing to call elizabeth warren pocahontas and using that as a weapon against her, which many native-americans have said is offensive. in terms of the line of attack, i think it is time to move on from that line of attack and let's talk about the real issues
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that are really impacting this country. that's really what we need to talk about. so i think it is time to move away from that rhetoric and focus on the real issues. the real issues, such as why was it that cheryl mills, clinton's former chief of staff in the state department appointed to a national security commission someone with no national security experience but who happens to be, guess what, a clinton foundation donor. >> you are speaking about raj fernando. >> we had that conversation this morning. we will have that in just a moment. i want to stick here specifically on the topic at hand and the one we have invited both of you here to discuss. evan, i want to come to you to talk about what we have heard from governor romney, saying this will lead to trickle-down
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racism, bigotry and misogyny and calling for trump to release his tax returns. what we are hear fing from dona trump we have heard before. is this the extent, the full breadth we are going to hear from donald trump? is this the full strategy? >> meet the new donald trump, same as the old. he can't talk about the issues. he can't talk about anything. all he can do is go out and hurl insults. he is bringing up racial tones, which will not help us grow as a party and show we are a big ten party. we can't grow with hispanics. we can't grow with asians. we can't grow with women. we can't grow with african-americans. we can't grow with millennials if we are being so divisive. every other republican candidate is tagged with the label of trump if they are going out and saying, this is what i can offer
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economically and safer. they have to talk about whether or not donald trump is a racist. that's a terrible thing for any candidate to face. >> i saw off camera, chris, an eye roll. you said it is time to move on to the issues. many of those would say that those are policy focused. donald trump has said he can be presidential and talk policy. when is that going to happen? the next big speech he is giving is on attack the clintons. when is he going to make the turn you are calling for? >> i think you will see the turn being made very, very shortly. >> people are calling for that since he got into the race and it hasn't happened. so they have been calling for it and it hasn't happened. i definitely think that it is going to happen very, very quickly. to suggest that from my perspective what has happened is we are being -- we are in this rabbit hole about racism and we
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want to still keep just going over and over and over this issue. look, what he said was inappropriate. he is going to pivot to the issues relative to this campaign. that's what's going to happen. i don't know how we can brand him as a racist. we don't know that. to call someone a racist is absolutely one of the worst things that you can do. some of the things he said absolutely were inappropriate. it is time to move on. >> well, you say that you can't brand someone as a racist. i don't know that anyone who has spoken out has said that donald trump is a racist. i think they have couched it that they don't know his heart but his words were racist. the speaker of the house, paul ryan, said that the words were text book racist. do you believe that if donald trump says, as he has, that this judge cannot do his job, he cannot be impartial, because he is of mexican heritage, do you
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believe that's racist? >> i do not believe that, in fact, that's what he said. . >> it is exactly what he said. >> chris, finish up and then i'll come to you, evan. from my perspective, here is the issue here. the issue with the judge again, appropriate to have said that. the proper venue for that, if he felt that, in fact, the judge is being very unfair to him, his lawyer should have filed a motion for recusal. >> absolutely. that has not happened. we don't have any indication it will happen. evan, last 15 seconds to you. >> in fact, donald trump began this attack on judge curiel in february. we just didn't pick up on it. since then, his lawyers, right through last month said the judge is fair, impartial, has been wonderful. they have filed no motion for
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recusal. they still haven't. they seemed to be content with this judge who was originally appointed by a republican governor in california who was threatened by the mexican drug cartel since he was a united states attorney that went after them. the judge has been fair and impartial. it is a pattern of sayings these racial racially divisive things. >> we have to wrap it there. we have gone overtime. chris metzler, evan siegfried, thank you both very much. more of wolf blitzer's interview with mitt romney. hillary clinton has secured significant endorsements, president obama, elizabeth warren, anybody's name missing there for you. what could it take to fully unite all democrats behind you? maybe more comments like this. >> donald trump would take us in the wrong direction on so many issues we care about.
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the top names in the democratic party coming forward to endorse hillary clinton. >> there is a name missing some people say on that list. one mr. bernie sanders. could he be next in line? chris frates joining us live from washington. chris, good morning to you. we know senator sanders is meeting tomorrow with supporters. what do we know now at this moment about the senator and his support? >> good morning, christi and
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victory. nothing seems to bring together democrats like bashing donald trump. only days after she clinched the delegate she needs to win the nomination. she won president obama, v.p. biden and massachusetts senator, warren. warren has carved out a role as one of his chief antagonists. she has called him a thin-skinned racist and bully. warren and clinton met yesterday and that stoked a lot more speculation that warren could, in fact, be on clinton's vice-presidential short list. after that meeting, couldn't seem to pick up where warren had left off the night before, blasting trump at a planned parenthood event. >> when donald trump says a distinguished judge born in indiana can't do his job because of his mexican heritage or mocks a reporter with disabilities or denigrates muslims and immigrants, it goes against
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everything we stand for. he does not see all americans as americans. >> now, clinton went on to argue that trump would be a disaster for women's rights at that event. with all the talk of endorsements, as you guys said, there is still one prominent democrat who has not yet gotten on the clinton express. bernie sanders, set to meet with his top advisers and senior supporters at his home in vermont tomorrow. he is campaigning through tuesday here in washington, d.c. he has already dropped his real tough attacks on hillary clinton and upped his jabs at donald trump. despite this long, tough primary season, democrats seem to be uniting pretty quickly behind clinton and focusing all their fire on trump, christie z they are probably getting rid of that election fatigue that some people think might have caused some of the chaos we have seen thus far. chris frates, always good to see you. >> national outrage surrounding
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cnn has obtained court documents revealing the former stanford student may have initially targeted another one. >> he was convicted of three counts of sexually assaulting a young woman behind a trash ban. a sentencing memo shows he initially became aggressive with his victim's sister. after she rejected him twice, turner went off the victim when she was alone and inebriated. he was sentenced to only six months in jail but he could be out in three. >> the judge's leniency fueling outrage from across the country. cnn's sara sidner, has more for us. >> victor and christie, the furry over the details of this case continues to grow. so does the support for the victim of sexual assault whose searing words have touched a nation. >> you don't know me but you have been inside me. that's why we are here today. >> i was butt naked all the way
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down to my boots, legs spread apart and had been penetrated by a foreign object by someone i did not recognize. >> i stood there examining my body beneath the stream of water and 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 read aloud by the 23-year-old sexual assault victim by her 23-year-old attacker. the two go to the same party and both drink too much. brock turner attacks her. two graduate students find her unconscious behind a dumpster. a jury convicts turner of three felony counts. the judge sentences him to just six months and three years probation. in line with the probation officer's recommendation, his ruling sparks outrage. >> it says if you are raped on a
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college campus in california, you are on your own. to potential perpetrators, it says, don't worry, we have your back. >> now, more nthan 1 million people have signed online petitions calling for the judge to be recalled. those petitions delivered to the california judicial performance commission. the furry is still growing as letters to the court from brock turner, his father and supporters become public. in brock's letter to the court, he apologizes, saying, in part, it debill taits me to think that my actions have caused her emotional and physical stress that is completely unwarranted and unfair. he blames campus culture. coming from a small town in ohio, i had never really experienced celebrating and partying that involved alcohol. the prosecution submitted evidence to the judge that turner was doing a lot more than drinking, some of it before arriving at stanford.
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2014 texts on his phone show him asking for pot and talking about doing acid. then, in his stanford swimming shirt, he is holding a bong. when his father tried to defend him, his words angered the public even more saying in part his life will never be the one 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. in this case, it was the deeply personal words of the victim that stirred the nation and put the spotlight on an issue so often kept in the dark. her words now inspiring others to tell their stories. >> i am really upset about this lenient sentence, because i am basically sentenced to life as a survivor of this. what has further angered people is that brock turner will not actually spend the full six
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brought into our lives. we know she is glistening from up in heaven and shining down on all of us. police say the suspect killed himself after that shooting. grimmie died a few hours later at the hospital. christina grimmie was 22 years old. several democratic leaders are now lining up behind hillary clinton and focusing their fire on donald trump. >> as always, he is hitting back. this time, focusing on a donor to the clinton foundation named raj fernando. as drew griffin shows us, he had a very short tenure on a state department advisory board. >> hi, i'm raj fernando, founder and ceo of java trading. >> raj fernando is a chicago-based stock trader and for a short period of time he
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was an appoint tee to the u.s. state department's international security advisory board. what qualifications did he have for that? apparently, none. what he does have is big money ties to bill and hillary clinton clinton. he has donated between $1 million and $5 million to the clinton foundation. he has donated to mrs. clinton's 2008 primary campaign and even served as a so-called bundler of large campaign donations for democrats. on the campaign trail today, donald trump called his appointment just another example of his crooked hillary campaign theme. >> she even appointed to the national security board someone with no national security experience, instead, he was a donor, a recent donor to hillary clinton's campaign fwhch. >> reporter: it is clear raj fernando had no diplomatic experience and background in international security affairs. which could explain why just one
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month after taking this photo with his first meeting with the board, where raj fernando was writing a letter to secretary clinton re-signing. e-mails show behind the scenes political panic was setting in as a state department official struggled to explain what this big donor to the clinton foundation was doing with top security clearance inside the state department. on august 15th, 2011, an e-mail from an abc news producer asks for fernando's qualifications. they show state department scrambling to come up with an explanation and discussed how the appointment came from hillary clinton's long-time aid and state department chief of staff, cheryl mills. the true answer simply is that cheryl mills added him, the state department writes. he was added at their insistence. someone else writes, can we dig up a short paragraph about his distinguished career and a
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sentence about our selection and approval process? the next day, a senior adviser e-mails, we must protect the secretary's name as well as the integrity of the board. through a colleague, cheryl mills chimes in to the e-mail chain asking the state department to stall in its response to abc news for 24 hours. no real qualifications for fernando were ever sent. instead, the next day, august 17th, raj fernando suddenly re-signs. at the state department today, answers on why were hard to come by. >> if he was at all qualified, why did he re-sign so suddenly after abc news started asking questions? >> you would have to ask him. >> drew griffin, cnn, atlanta. donald trump is already seizing on this issue and using it at his rallies. here is what he said about it yesterday. >> they all looked and said, where did this guy come from? he made a contribution of $250,000 and all of the sudden, he is on this very important and
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vital board. this position dealt with tactical, nuclear weapons and had top secret clearance. he knew nothing about it. >> joining me to discuss this line of attack, scott ty hughes and maria cardona. i want to start with you, maria. this cheryl mills pick and a request for qualifications, the request to stall for 24 hours and then he re-signs the next day. do you put this in the category as i heard you discuss with christi, as something the republicans will drum up or do you have serious questions about this appointment? >> i don't have serious questions because i have been in the government before. i know how these things work. many times what happens is that the heads of these departments actually want people on a lot of
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these boards to have a diverse background. my understanding is that this person had a background in international f international finance, international business, risk management, implementation tools, technology. perhaps that was the reason they thought he would be good in terms of focusing on a different background. >> if that was the answer, why couldn't they supply that? they didn't come up with that. there was a paragraph. drew just reported it. they came up with a paragraph. they asked for a paragraph listing his qualifications. they were asked to stall and why not say, here is why he qualified and he could have stadium on the board. >> that qualification came about. >> there was no list provided. >> they explained the reason why they appointed him. he re-signed. of course, victor, private sector citizens aren't used to the kind of media attention that this gets. look, if it continues to raise
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questions, the clinton campaign is going to have to answer those. i am sure that they will. what also will happen is that this will be treated like a political roar shack test, people that don't like hillary clinton, will continue to use it as a reason to not like her. people who support her will say this is another indication that the opposition will throw everything they have at her, because they cannot compete with her on the battlefield of ideas. what this will come down to is the contrast between hillary clinton, who has 30 years of public service versus donald trump who has only worked to enrich himself? frankly, there is proof he has defrauded other people. that will be the focus. >> not just contrast between hillary clinton and donald trump but at a time when hillary clinton is working to bring in bernie sanders supporters who have questions about her and
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their claims of exchanging influence for investment in the clinton foundation. this is coming at a really inconvenient time as she tries to bring those voters into the fold. >> like i said, those are questions that they will have to continue to answer. as i've also talked about, the biggest mobilization tool for democrats right now is the fact that the possibility of donald trump becoming the commander and chief and we saw from mitt romney and other key republicans that they are terrified that this man is the standardbearer of their party because he is doing incredible damage to the republican brand. >> scottie, let me come to you. donations not to donald trump but to attorney general, papelbondy. she is denying that a $25,000 donation influenced her choice not to pursue action against trump university in her state. a top operative say that's going to be a problem.
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she says it isn't. you say what? >> i don't think it will be a problem. >> mr. trump donated to a wide variety of republicans. that's what he does in private sector live, as maria pointed out. pam has had a truly a track record of being very fair in her judgments. if this was going to be a problem, someone else in the state of florida would have called her out on that ahead of time. you are looking at mr. trump as a private citizen, versus hillary clinton, who is a public citizen. she used the state department kind of as her own hedge fund. this is just beginning. you will see numerous different reports that are going to come out with connections to the clinton global initiative that led to the ties of what her actions were within the state department. this is going to be an issue. maria is right. it is not necessarily going to sit there. if you don't like hillary, this is going to justify it. if you do like her, you are probably going to ignore it. it is part of this whole corruption and trust with the bernie sanders supporters. this is what they voted against. this is why they are bernie
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sanders supporters in the first place. >> scottie, maria, stay with us. we will continue this conversation on the other side of the break. we'll be right back.
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between abc news as they requested information and the state department. let's play it. >> he had security clearance inside the state department. on august 15th, 2011, an e-mail from an abc news producer asks for fernando's qualifications. the follow-up e-mail shows state department officials scrambling to come up with an explanation. they discussed how it came from hillary clinton's long-time aide and state department chief of staff, cheryl mills. the true answer is simply that cheryl mills added him, the state department official writes. he was added at their insistence. someone else writes, can we dig up a short paragraph about his distinguished career and a sentence about our selection and approval process? the next day, a senior adviser e-mails, we must protect the secretary's name as well as the integrity of the board and through a colleague, cheryl mills chimes in asking the state
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department to stall in its response to abc news for 24 hours. no real qualifications for fernando were ever sent. instead, the next day, august 17th. >> then, august 17th, he re-signed. let me come back to you, maria. if he was qualified, there was obviously this scramble to find a list of qualifications. why were those never sent? >> well, again, i don't know. this is going to be something that the clinton campaign will have to answer if this becomes a bigger issue. what i will reiterate, it is not anything that hasn't been done before in terms of getting names from the secretary's staff in terms of who they believe would be good to serve on these boards. many times, what the heads of those departments are looking for is diversity of opinion, diversity of background, diversity of experience. why they didn't say that from the very beginning, i don't
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know, victor. i think the bottom line is this is going to be used against hillary clinton by people that have nothing else to offer because they can't compete with her on proposals and what she will do to fight for working class families and middle class families in this country, specially when they have a standardbearer who is trying to fight these massively, horrible allegations of racism. >> the question of why in man was put on to the board still has not been answered. the question was initially asked in 2011. it has been five years. there has been no list of qualifications. >> there was a list of qualifications. >> we just played what the response was. we racked it and played it a second time. >> they did come out. >> if people don't think that that's enough, like i said, this will continue to be a question that the clinton campaign will have to answer. >> we have to wrap it there. >> the focus is on what both of those people are going to do for
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welcome back. a few minutes before 8:00 here in the east and the golden state warriors now just a single win away from their second nba title. >> but there's a chance. >> a sliver of hope. >> and it comes in the form of a flagrant foul. yes? >> that is true. we'll get to that in a minute but we're going to start with the story line going into the game last night. what's wrong with steph curry? nothing was wrong with steph curry last night. we want to start off with this really cool moment. the fans all sing the national anthem together before the game. take a listen. that's how you get pumped up before a game. for the first time this series, we finally had a close game in the nba finals.
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it was curry and the warriors making all the big plays. curry breaking out of that slump. he had 38 points in this game. the warriors hit 17 three-pointers. they would pull away in the final minutes win this one easily. no team has before come back from a 3-1 deficit in the finals. >> we've got to go out there and play obviously better than we played tonight. much better than even we played in game 3, but we've got to get one. it's going to be the biggest game of the year and this is a great opportunity for us and we need to play with a sense of urgency and a sense of aggression like we did tonight. so it will be a fun 48 hours to wrap our minds around the opportunity we have in front of us. >> last night he got into it with lebron in the fourth quarter. here's the play where it all went down. green is going to go down to the
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floor and when he gets up, look closely, he swings at lebron's nether regions. he's not happy about that. he has some words with green. now green is one flagrant foul away from being suspended for the game. the ref did not give him one during the game but they can retroactivity assess him a flagrant foul. if that happens he would be suspended and that would be a huge loss for the warriors and that would be the sliver of hope for the cavs if they have a chance to come back in this series. >> they say there's a chance. >> do appreciate it. we do have some breaking news that we want to talk to you about this morning. >> the up and coming pop star gunned down in florida. what police are saying about the death of christina gremmy. many sleep-aids have pain medicine
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merchandise, and signing autographs, the suspect walked up and shot christina. >> this is horrible. honestly, it's probably one of the worst things that could happen right now. >> going to get you right to that breaking news after of course we wish you a good morning and tell you how grateful to have you here. new this morning mitt romney's revolt is not going unanswered. donald trump says the last republican presidential nominee, quote, choked like a dog, his words. >> and that's not all. donald trump firing off on twitter responding to cnn's exclusive interview with mitt romney, romney vowing he will not vote for trump calling his message racist, vulgar and
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dangerous. >> presidents have an impact on the nature of our nation and trickle down racism, trickle down bigotry, all these things are dangerous to the heart and character of america. >> and here's what donald trump had to say just a short time ago on twitter. mitt romney had a chance to beat a failed president but he choked like a dog. now he calls me racist but am least racist person there is. we're live from tampa, florida, where that trump rally is scheduled to start in just about three hours. jeremy, donald trump didn't mention romney last night but we see he is starting the day at least mentioning him on twitter. i guess we should expect to see that at the rallies today in florida as well. >> reporter: it doesn't take mitt romney to fire at donald trump for donald trump to hit back at him. he's been accusing him of choking like a dog for the last weeks. but despite mitt romney hitting
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him yesterday with this racial accusation, donald trump in the whole last week has been, you know, pushing back against charges that he's racist, that his comments about the judge who he said is biased against him because of his mexican heritage, donald trump using a script delivering a message in washington pushing back against those charges. >> freedom of any kind means no one should be judged by their race or their color, and the color of their skin should not be judged that way. and right now we have a very divided nation. we're going to bring our nation together. if i win we're going to bring our nation together. >> reporter: and so there you have donald trump yesterday striking a little bit of a more presidential tone, using a script, but last night in virginia he was back to his old antics. >> and pocahontas is not happy. she's not happy. she's the worst.
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you know, pocahontas, i'm doing such a disservice to pocahontas. it's so unfair. but this elizabeth warren, i call her goofy. she's one of the worst senators in the entire united states senate. >> reporter: so we've seen two different donald trumps. right? you have the donald trump when he's reading from a teleprompter, a little bit more scripted and then you have the donald trump who's off the cuff, who's riling up his supporters as he does. that's most likely the donald trump we'll see today when he does one of his traditional rallies here at the tampa convention center. >> jeremy, thanks so much. ♪ >> the singer christina grimmie
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best known for her performances on the voice was shot and killed after a concert in florida. adam levine posted this picture on instagram and this. i'm sad, shocked and confused. we love you so much grimmie. police in orlando say man carrying two guns shotd her as she signed autographs. the shooter killed himself after being tackled by the singer's brother. we've been following this today and i just keep thinking about this brother and the fact that he had the where with all to see her shot and chase the guy down. >> it's sad how it all unfolded. she was signing autographs for fans when this gunman approached her and opened fiemplt before this concert happened she posted on social media asking fans to come join her at that concert last night. police saying, these are their words, saying this could be a crazy fan who was stalking her
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on social media. >> breaking overnight, singer christina grimmie, a former contestant on the voice is dead. >> they were selling merchandise and signing autographs. we know that the suspect walked up and shot christina. her brother tackled the suspect and that's when the suspect shot himself. >> reporter: the suspect is dead as well and grimmie's brother being called a hero for taking action that may have protected dozens of fans still inside the venue. >> this is a very tragic event. this should have been something fun and exciting. >> reporter: police say it's unclear how the unidentified gunman got two weapons inside the plaza live and his motive, still a mystery. >> we don't know if he's a crazy fan that followed her on social
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media. >> reporter: this is believed to be video of grimmie's last performance, filmed by a fan just before the deadly shooting. grimmie, just 22 years old was perhaps best known as a finalist on season 6 of "the voice." but she started out performing on youtube as a teenager. fans now tweeting with the #rip christina. >> i've been crying. this is horrible. it's probably one of the worst things that could literally happen right now. >> she was just 22 years old. a great young musician who had already worked with adam levine, and selena gomez. she was with the band before you exit tweeting just a short time ago saying there is no sort of feeling christina brought into our lives. we know she is glistening from
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up in heaven and shining down on all of us. >> thank you so much. mitt romney has been very critical of donald trump, everyone saying that he will not support him. won't vote for him. in an exclusive interview why hes the presumptive nominee is dangerous. >> presidents have an impact on the nature of our nature and trickle down racism, bigotry, all these things are extraordinarily dangerous. s ind♪ ♪ and i'm talkin' 'bout you and me ♪ ♪ i'm hopin' that you'll come back to me ♪ ( ♪ ) my name is barbara and i make dog chow natural ♪ i'm hopin' that you'll come back to me ♪ in davenport, iowa. now that i work there and see all of the care and the ingredients that go into it. i value the food even more. i feed yoshi dog chow natural because there's no
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saying that mitt romney choked like a dog, that's the tweet in response to the cnn interview with governor romney. we've heard him use the pocahontas line again. trump has said he can be presidential. you've said it. when is that coming? >> well, when he's president. you know. >> he will become presidential when he's president so we'll expect this line of attack until then? >> history shows that people who think of themselves as presidential before they're elected president never get elected president. mitt romney was really presidential and that presidency hasn't worked out well. this goes back to thomas e. d e.dewey. it's not advisable to be quote unquote presidential until you have the job. >> let's go over to the
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controversy in the securities arena there. roz fernando being appointed to the advisory board with the state department despite having no background in international affairs. he was appointed to that board. we do know that he donated at least a million dollars between 1 and $5 million to the clinton foundation. now, this is what the clinton campaign says about this mayor. it was an unpaid volunteer advisory board and one of several unfocused policy organizations he was involved with. the isab calls for a diverse set of experience for its members. that's all there is to it. the question has been since 2011, what are the qualifications for mr. fernando to be appointed to this position to be appointed to this board? some question if simply making that donation to the clinton foundation was enough. >> well, first of all, we
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appoint so many people to so many different boards. i'm not going to speak to the qualifications of one specific person, but i can speak to one thing. the clinton foundation has helped so many people all over the world. what president clinton has done in his post presidency -- >> let me stop you, mr. mayor. i don't know that anyone is questioning the work of the clinton foundation. the questions are about why was fernando qualified to be appointed to the isab. this is something that cheryl mills according to the e-mail, being the chief of staff for then secretary clinton insisted upon when pressed by abc news to find out why he was qualified, how he was qualified they were told to stall and then he resigned the next day. so maybe you don't know specifically those answers, but are you concerned about the questions about the qualifications and the lack of an answer five years on? >> no, like you just said, five years ago one political appointee for one voluntary
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board, when you take a civilian without government experience, who's not a politician, you throw them on the fire, put them in the public eye a lot of people don't want that and they resign from these boards. it happens all the time. but i think more importantly and i want to get back to talking to jeffrey about it, you have a nominee who come out with such racist comments and all of a sudden he may sound a little bit more presidential, what i'm going to recommend is they use that google glass and they make him wear it all the time and he reads from the google glass so he looks more presidential. if it swims like a fish, usually it's a fish and i think that mitt romney really hit the nail on the head. >> jeffrey, let me come to you with this question about fernando and the concerns about the statements being made by donald trump. we have a rally that's scheduled to start in fewer than three hours. donald trump has attacked the
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senator warren, has gone after mitt romney, has gone after others. how much will this story about fernando move to the center of what we're expecting possibly on monday from donald trump in his big speech? >> i think it will be front and center. this is a news story, but this is part of the old story here of the clinton network and the clinton foundation and the way she conducts her office as secretary of state and i mean, this goes into a whole series of things, so basically this is new information about an old story and i think we're going to be seeing more of this on monday. >> let me finish up with you, jeffrey, this question about the accusations of the words from donald trump being racist. if he's fought that off and it's been a tough week for him, why would he come right back out where the line of attack of pocahontas against senator elizabeth warren when some native americans have said that that is offensive? >> what he's saying is -- what
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he said yesterday is essentially what president kennedy said. race has no place in american life or law. >> that was in the morning and then in the evening he went on the pocahontas line. >> the whole pocahontas thing is because harvard law school boasted of her alleged indian native american status which frankly doesn't exist, and it's a fabulous example of identity politics and how they play the race card. the mayor's political party is on record, on record, mind you, supporting lynching the clan -- >> so you say this -- >> hold on. >> this is evidence of how the democrats play the race card? >> it's going to be very, very funny as this goes on. >> we've got to wrap it there. but thank you both. >> thank you, victor. >> all right. and when the producer says
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why romney says he will not run as a third party candidate. >> you have said that donald trump in your words would sink the country into a prolonged recession, that he is not smart on foreign policy, your words, that he's a con man, a phony, a fraud and a fake. if you feel that strongly why don't you think you have an obligation to run right now? >> well, because he has become the nominee of the republican party and the only way to win the white house in my view is become a nominee of the republican or the democrat party and simply running to be a spoiler would not give the american people i think the chance to express their own views about mr. trump or about secretary clinton. i think they will do so. i moous will not be voting for either one of them. i can't bring myself to vote for hillary clinton. i don't think the policies she promotes are right for the country and mr. trump i think is too great a departure from the values of our country for me to
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sign up as a voter for him either. i'll be writing in someone else's name. it will be probably a republican. >> you're going to write another name of somebody that doesn't have any chance, but isn't that a copping out of your responsibility? >> i did so very plainly and clearly, and the people who made the choice decided to go a different direction. that's their right, but as an individual, i simply can't put my name down as someone who voted for principles that suggest racism or sigracism, bigotry, who's been vulgar time and time again and the most recent attack on the judge, a racist approach which is one that says to me i can't be part of that. i will not sign up for that. i don't want to be associated with that in any way, shape or form. >> so what do you say to people
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like your vice presidential running mate, paul ryan who is very critical of donald trump, does not like any of the words he said about the judge, called it a textbook definition for a race igs comment but still says he's going to support donald trump. >> i don't argue with people who have come to a different conclusion. they're looking at the two candidates and deciding who is best able to serve our country and i'm sure there are things they'd like to change. every candidate has a problem or two or maybe more than that, but for me, mr. trump's problems are such a dramatic nature, such a departure from the values of our country that i can't sign up to be part of his campaign. >> are you disappointed that paul ryan has endorsed them? >> i wish everybody in the republican party had rejected donald trump and chosen someone else and i'm sure i'm not going to argue with them about their choice. their view is that secretary
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clinton would so dramatically change the nature of the supreme court that that represents a threat to our future. i understand that perspective, but i find that compelling but also the donald trump failure is also compelling. >> he did tone down his rit rick and read from the teleprompter. ryan pre ryan priebus was here. trump says it's time to move on right now. is that okay with you if he moves on and you forget about all the other stuff? i don't think you think it's a time to move on. >> i can imagine that mr. trump would like to have people move on and forget what was said during the primary process and what's been said over the years, but we actually take the measure of an individual over their entire career and during the primary as well and on that basis we get a sense of the person's character, integrity,
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honesty, their values with regards to race and religion and gender and mr. trump has made that pretty clear through the campaign to this point. i'm absolutely convinced that priebus is right when he says that mr. trump will be able to read from the text and present a different image going forward, but that is not something which is consistent with who he is as demonstrated by his past. >> so you don't think he should get a pass if he stops talking about the judge? >> everybody can make his assessment, but he indicated what he believes in his heart about mexicans and about race by the comments he made and he may try and distance himself today but we know what he believes. it wasn't a slip of the tongue which he went back and apologized for. he's repeated it time and time again and sebcondly he's never apologized for it. so he sticks by what he
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believes. >> what would he have to do to win your support? >> i don't think there's anything i'm looking for for mr. trump to win my support. he's demonstrated who he is and i've decided that a person of that nature should not be the one if you will, become the example of coming generations or as an example for america for the world. i don't want to see trickle down racism. i don't want so see the president of the united states say things that changes the character of americans who are following. presidents have an impact on the nature of our nation. and trickle down bigotry and racism are extraordinarily dangerous to the heart and character of america so i'm not looking for mr. trump to change a policy that more aligns with my own. this is not a matter of just policy. it's more a matter of character and integrity. >> you think he's a racist? >> i think his comments time and
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♪ ♪ ♪ i got the discounts that you need ♪ ♪ safe driver ♪ accident-free ♪ everybody put your flaps in the air for me ♪ 31 minutes past the hour. thanks for keeping us company. >> good to be with you. the former contestant on the voice, christina grimmie was shot and killed after a concert in orlando. police said the suspect fired at the singer while she was signing
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autographs after the show. this tweet was on the voice's official twitter page. we are heart broken. the real grimmie is a loved member of our family. our thoughts are with her and her family. >> the suspect killed himself after the shooting. grimmie died a few hours later at the hospital. she was just 22 years old. and a finalist in the top three on "the voice." cnn has obtained court documents revealing new details regarding the former stanford student who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman behind a trash bin. brock turner was convicted on three fell gony assault counts. >> the sentencing memo shows turner initially became aggressive with his victim's sister, but after she rejected him twice, turner went after the victim when she was quote, alone
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and inebriated. he lied to his probation officer about smoking marijuana and using other drugs. he claims he was an inexperienced drinker and party goer. he was also arrested in 2014 for having a fake id and walking on campus, drinking beer. investigators also found evidence of excessive drinking and using drugs on his cell phone including this picture. it appear to show him holding a bong. text messages also indicate turner used drugs in high school and included references to acid. well, despite the glowing endorsement this week, president obama's 2008 attack ad against hillary clinton is coming back into the fold this cycle. donald trump tweeted this just a day after this endorsement saying i rarely agree with president obama, however he is
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100% correct and attached the radio ad. >> hillary clinton, she'll say anything, and change nothing. it's time to turn the page. >> well, this comes just days ahead of president obama's first campaign appearance with clinton wednesday scheduled in wisconsin, but democrats are planning to ramp up attacks on the republican hopeful as well. i got a behind the scenes look at the process of putting together a political attack ad on behalf of one of the power house firms, a democratic superpac that is taking aim at trump. watch. >> some work we need to be doing -- >> reporter: bill fletcher creates democratic campaign ads. >> a good friend of mine said you don't have to love what i love but you have to hate what i hate and a lot of people hate donald trump. >> reporter: today his team is creating an online ad for we the people, an anti trump superpac. their target audience, women. >> don't get tangled up in a particular policy.
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it's like in 1992 the economy stupid. it's the donald stupid. there's a percentage of republican women who are not going to vote for trump or they're going to default over and vote for the democrat. they simply won't be able to vote for themselves to vote for a man who said the things he said about women, hispanics, about barring muslims from our country. it's un-american. >> reporter: a hard core democrat has produced hundreds of ads for democratic causes dating back decades. >> i think the real payoff line here is when trump loses, america wins. client's excited about it -- >> i love that. >> what else can we do with that? >> like a knockoff of the hat and bumper sticker. same thing. same leg. >> so a hat that looks just like his hat. the political element of this
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takes a backseat once we've decided on the message and now we're focused on the creative arts work. >> reporter: starting with the targeted imagery based on research and data. >> what if we get some stock market crash in there. the only place he's doing well in polling is on the economy. he's leading hillary on the economy. >> reporter: add ominous music. >> so i'm looking for that epic, sweeping, aggressive, a little bit of post apock -- apocalypse music in there. >> think of it as if you're actually saying that to another woman and you're -- your kids are all there. >> how could you explain voting for trump to your children? >> reporter: although the ad targets trump, he hopes it will
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impact republicans across the country. >> you've either got to be with him or against him. >> reporter: but being against him doesn't necessarily mean being for her. >> i'm not trying to sell hillary clinton there. there's some really smart people out there. it is a message that forces people to think about what they're doing when they go in that ballot box and they pull that lever for donald trump. will their conscience allow them to do that? i think the answer for a significant portion of normally republican voters is no. >> trump loses, american wins. >> money. that's it. that's fantastic. >> reporter: so that's a democrat you can strategy. now let's turn to the republicans. there's a new ad that compares hillary clinton to richard nixon. we'll talk to the group behind that ad in just a moment. gy rel, they wont.
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all right. you see the strategy there to draw a comparison between
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hillary clinton now and president nixon back then. with me now ian pryor, american cross roads. it's good to have you. because i want to ask you first, i went all over the website, did some reading and i know american cross roads is backed by karl rhodes. he's been very critical of donald trump. is this group pro trump or just anti clinton? >> well, for the past year we have been conducting research through polling, through focus groups on how best to define hillary clinton. so i would say that, you know, over the course of the year we have become the anti hillary clinton super pac. we are also highly focused on maintaining the senate in republican hands so we are a dual operation. >> so one more time and maybe i can narrow it down. does american cross roads want donald trump to be the next
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president of the united states? i think we do not want hillary clinton to be the next president and i think that ad makes it clear. >> so we heard from bill fletcher. he said during the story it's not his job to sell hillary clinton, that's for other people. this is an anti clinton group as you've just defined. i wonder in tying the republicans to trump, can this group tie democrats to hillary clinton? is that effective downballot for republicans? >> oh, absolutely and that should be the strategy throughout the country. we've done research, we found several things with hillary clinton. she's not trusted. she's seen as somebody that views herself as above the rules, and people are looking for any reason not to vote for her. there are also people that may vote for her, but do not want to give her a blank check because she has been a walking talking scandal for over 40 years, there
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may be swing voters that say look, i'll vote for hillary clinton but i do not want the senate falling into democratic hands because i do not want to give her the full power of government like obama had from 2008 to 2010. >> donald trump has said many times that he is going after and his campaign has said they're going after the bernie sanders supporte supporters. part of the bernie or bust movement. how do republicans get though voters to support donald trump? or in your case, not vote for hillary clinton? >> well, i think it's more of a showing of why they voted against hillary clinton throughout the primary season. i mean, look, nobody thought that bernie sanders was going to take hillary clinton to the wire a year ago. most people hadn't even heard of bernie sanders outside of vermont and washington, but he created a movement partly on his charisma, a 75-year-old socialist speaking on new issues to young voters but partly because hillary clinton is viewed as the establishment, washington, d.c. politician who again has 40 years of being in
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the spotlight in not such a good way and those people are not necessarily going to come out and vote for hillary clinton simply because she has a d. next to her name. so it's important to continue to remind people of her long history of scandals and to continue to show that hey, these scandals are not just an isolated incident. this is something that's happened for decades and we now have this clinton foundation issue with a donor that homicide put on an intelligence position which is not going to end. >> but there is one element that unites democrats. whether they support hillary clinton or bernie sanders or neither and that is in large part, wanting to keep donald trump out of the white house. you've said this is not a pro trump group. how does donald trump, if he does, complicate that effort? >> well, you know, i think one of the things that trump needs to do is he needs to focus his attacks on hillary clinton and her surrogates on the substance.
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on her past abuses of government power. on where her policies are going to lead america. on how she is not in touch with the average american. i think when he engages in the attacks he's been engaging in, that has the effect of hurting his cause with some of these bernie sanders supporters that don't want to support clinton. >> and we'll see if he brings back some of those attacks, those lines at his event in about two and a half hours now. thanks so much for being with us this morning. >> thanks a lot. >> an american actress says donald trump scares him. why he says he doesn't think he'd ever be invited to a trump white house. . before those little pieces would get in between my dentures and my gum and it was uncomfortable. just a few dabs is clinically proven to seal out more food particles. super poligrip is part of my life now. (mamost of the show. we missed
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photos of him. >> he has a real pension for cotton candy. >> he didn't come to this country to be a security guard. he came to this country to be an american hero. >> i think we've got our guy. >> we're joined now with the star of the film, it's good to have you this morning. >> thanks for having me. >> we're doing well. tell me, what led to the decision to make a movie about this in this climate specifically? >> i've been an actor in hollywood for 18 years as well as a comedian and i'm iranian american and i will tell you, a lot of the parts that i would get early in my career were the type of parts that were negative parts and most of the parts that you see from middle eastern actors are the parts of playing terrorists or what have you, so i wanted to create an american movie where the guy who saves the day happens to be an iranian
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and i thought it was a good way to do it. i describe it as the persian pink panther beats borat. i think comedy is a great way to get people to change their minds about a group that they have seen in another way. our tag line for the movie is heroes are not born, they're imported. so i was trying to take a swing in having a hero of middle eastern descent in an american movie. >> i've watched some of your standup online, after the proposal from donald trump of the temporary ban on non-american muslims coming into the country, his support went up, the majority of many voters, gop voters supported that. a plurality of voters outside the party supported it. i wonder how much of what you saw politically in the presidential race played into what you're going to see on the screen. >> what's interesting is we actually made this movie a
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couple of years ago and is coming out now, but it was before trump and back then the character that you just saw was kind of based on dick cheney type, but now you've got trump and it's even crazier and worse and it's heart breaking because what happens is the people who commit acts of terrorism or what have you are criminals in many ways, and then the people that the gop was going after, whether it was the refugees or saying there should be a ban on muslims are just innocent people who love america. they want to come to america for an opportunity, and we're cloeing the door to them and so in this movie, again in a comedoic way, i have an iranian who wins the green card lottery to come to america and he comes to america expecting america to love him but they do not love him back, which is kind of where we're at right now. >> you performed for the first lady and something you said that
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you don't expect what happened in a trump white house, trump has said that he has muslim friends, that those friends love him, he loves them. what do you make of donald trump? >> you know, i'm sure he has friends that are muslim friends that he loves and they love him and that's a lovefest. however, the words that he says are vi tral controlic. the problem is i think that a lot of americans have not experienced the muslim experience at all. they have not traveled to those countries. i as a comedian have had a chance to go to the arab countries, do shows there. all the muslims that i've met have been good people trying to live their lives, but a lot of the people that are trump followers that are falling for what he says, the anti muslim rhetoric don't know a muslim.
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they've never stepped foot in a muslim country and they think if they step foot in a muslim country they'll be kidnapped and hi jacked. which is not the case at all. so he is stirring the fire and it's unfortunate. again, i've said it before. what scares me more is not just trump. it's his followers. when you see his followers at a rally take an elbow to the face of that african american being escorted out or you see another follower yelling anti muslim hate, it's just a shame. i don't get it. i wish they would really open their eyes and maybe try to meet a muslim. >> all right. the movie is jimmy vestwood, american hero. in theaters right now. thanks so much. >> thank you. bernie sanders set to meet with his top supporters in his home state of vermont tomorrow after signaling his campaign could be moving into a new phase. so what does bernie sanders really want moving forward?
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coming up on cnn news room, the latest developments in the death of christina grimmie. she was gunned down at a concert overnight. >> and mitt romney says he will vote for someone other than donald trump, other than hillary
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clinton, everyon tloehrowing ou name of johnson. and he'll join us to talk about why he's the best choice over clinton and trump. >> don't go anywhere, smerconish starts right now. . >> i'm michael smerconish. with hillary clinton now the presumptive nominee, donald trump is gunning for her. he announced that he'll make a speech this monday that will expose clinton's finances. i'm going to speak to the author of the play book that i think trump will be using. meanwhile, behind the scenes, some still hope to subvert trump's nomination altogether by changing the convention rules. is that even possible at this point? and a fresh look at the historic case,

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