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carol. >> all right, brynn gingras reporting live, thank you. the next hour of "cnn newsroom" starts now. good morning, i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. donald trump and hillary clinton hard at work on labor day. both candidates shifting into high gear as they battle in on key battleground states like ohio. mr. trump and mrs. clinton are in the homestretch. clinton's running mate tim kaine and vice president biden both at a labor day parade in pittsburgh today. hillary clinton also trading in her private jet for a much bigger plane. she debuts that plane today. it will have enough room for her traveling press corps and for the first time since july 31st, mrs. clinton will sit down with a reporter and answer questions face-to-face. as for donald trump, his campaign now struggling to get
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on the same page when it comes to his immigration policy. we're covering all of the angles with our team of political reporters. let's begin with cnn senior political correspondent brianna keilar, good morning. >> good morning, carol. it is a big day in the clinton campaign and certainly for the press covering her as they're boarding the plane in westchester county, new york, for the first time going to be on the same airplane with the candidate. from april when she launched, last april, launched her campaign, up until now, the press has traveled on a separate airplane from her. being on the same airplane often means the candidate will come back and talk to reporters. this is something that is certainly welcomed by the press. whether she's going to talk to reporters today, we're not sure. certainly it would go a long ways or at least a short ways, it would go a ways, i would say, towards some of this criticism, since she hasn't had a press conference since last december. it's labor day and this highlights some of the issues that she has been having with white working class voters.
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her past supposed for nafta and her past is support didn't go w in key labor states. note today, he is campaigning for the first time solo for hillary clinton with two stops in new hampshire. although he did have this to say on nbc's "meet the press" about the clinton foundation. >> well, i would certainly suggest that as president of the united states, she should seize all operations, all contact with the clinton foundation. >> does that mean shutting it down or just not being involved? can you truly have it -- >> at the very least -- yeah, at the very least, she should not be involved, at the very least. >> so not saying that the clinton foundation should completely shut down, carol, but saying that hillary clinton needs to cut ties there. during the primary process, he was very critical of clinton's ties to the clinton foundation
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while she was secretary of state. foreign donations she received in this gave fodder and still does to the trump campaign. a spokesman for trump saying when bernie sanders and "the new york times" because the ed board did talk about this. it shows just how badly compromised hillary clinton presidency would be. and talking, carol, to bernie sanders supporters in the past, a lot of them harbor some of the same concerns as trump supporters when it comes to this conflict of interest. but bernie sanders trying to throw some support behind hillary clinton. she really needs it with those progressive voters and also with young people. >> all right, brianna keilar reporting live from washington for us this morning, thank you. donald trump also heading to ohio today. he's expected to attend the canfield fair, one of the biggest in the state, that's in mahoning county near youngstown. appearance also stirring up controversy. the county republican party, the ma honing county republican
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party, now selling simulated bricks as part of a fund-raiser. their goal in true trump style, help build a makeshift wall with one donation at a time. in the meantime, trump's immigration policy is back in the spotlight. as his supporters struggled to get on the same page. cnn's phil mattingly has more on all of this. >> good morning, carol. when it comes to the immigration policy, the wall is not in question. that is the one area where donald trump and his advisers are all in agreement on. the area where they're not is on deportation. donald trump initially said he was for immediate deportation of all 11-plus million undocumented ingrants in the country. he has walked back on that. how he looks at it now, according to his speech last week, was as a matter of prioritization. criminalses would leave first. there's about 4 million left over on average. what will he do with those? that is tbd. this is what top adviser rudy
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giuliani had to say. >> donald trump as he expressed in one of his interviews recently, will find it's very, very difficult to throw out a family that's been here for, you know, 15 years. >> they will have one route and one route only. to return home and apply for re-entry like everybody else. >> so, carol, as you see, not a lot of hedging from donald trump there. but a very different message from giuliani. this is a complex issue. it's the issue that's snagged comprehensive immigration reform for years. the trump campaign is trying to figure out how to hedge themselves on this. this is all coming along the lines of trump's minority outreach. we saw him in detroit reaching out to african-american voters. actually in a predominantly black church. changing would have been the strang strategy up to this point. members of the church that were interviewed by the media, said he was well received. but the question becomes how does he continue to follow that
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up? one thing we do know to follow it up, ohio. going to canfield to this state fair. why does this region matter? this is northeast ohio. this is the voter profile donald trump has been targeting all election long. >> he's going back to his safe zone. >> but this is area that is traditionally democratic, traditionally blue. 6,000 democratic voters changed their registration to republican in mahoning area during the primary. the trump campaign thinks this is a place where he can make gains. >> with summer coming to a close, it's open season for a big political push. who's got more ammo? with me now is a hillary clinton supporter. cnn political commentator and donald trump supporter scottie nell hughes. and jackie kucinich, washington bureau chief for the daily beast. welcome to all of you. >> thank you. >> okay, so jackie, both candidates will be in the state of ohio. hillary clinton surrogates are all over the place. they're in pittsburgh, they're in ohio, they're all over. i'm sure mr. trump will send out
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his surrogates as well. a winning strategy for both candidates? >> well, the rust belt is just going to be incredibly important this election. we've seen this again and again. and each candidate has a different goal here. but it's interesting, you don't see some of the traditionally states that are at plates at this point in the election we've seen in other years. it appears virginia and colorado are not going to be in play because they seem too far gone for donald trump at this point. so it does become about michigan, ohio, wisconsin, pennsylvania. we're going to see then there a lot, particularly targeting blue collar voters who might be on the fence who may, as phil was saying, who may have been democrats and now republicans. sort of the never trump voters that are still floating out there. hillary clinton is making a play for. i think voters in those states can expect not only the candidates there frequently but also quite a few ads in the next couple months. >> i know, because mr. trump's
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campaign made an ad about hillary clinton pouring money into ohio. i always hear from my mother at these times and she says, you know what, i'm going crazy. but, hey, it works for candidates, so it's a necessary weapon in their arsenal so to speak. so keith, you saw that hillary clinton unveiled a new press plane, right, it has room for the press corps to fly around and she's going to sit down with david muir later when she arrives in cleveland for a one-on-one interview. she hasn't done that since july 31st. so are we seeing a new, more open hillary clinton? >> i think we've seen a disciplined hillary clinton throughout the campaign unlike donald trump who can't stay on message for a day. i've worked on a number of presidential campaigns in the past. i know traditionally around this time of year, around labor day, when the public starts to folk cautious the candidates start to get bigger planes and the press travels with them, that's part of the campaign approach at this point. >> but normally it happens much sooner than it happened this time around. >> we, actually, it usually
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happens right around the convention but the conventions happened earlier this year so it's not surprising we'd be seeing it around labor day. regardless, i mean, hillary clinton is in anned aed aadvan position going into labor day. polls show she's leading in most of the battleground states. >> her lead is much narrower. >> she has a larger lead than president obama had over mitt romney in 2012 at this point. you have to take into account where president obama ended up in 2012. he ended up with 333 electoral votes. that means if hillary clinton can basically keep president obama's coalition together, she could lose florida, ohio, virginia, all those three states combined, and still win the election. not that i encourage her to approach that strategy. i think she's in a good position now. she's where she needs to be. donald trump, you know, he's got to do a lot more than show up at a black church two months before the election and expect people to take him seriously. >> he is going to be in the state of ohio today, scottie,
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he's going to be in mahoning county talking to blue collar workers. we think he's going to go to the canfield fair. is mr. trump concerned hillary clinton has a slight lead in ohio? >> actually the guest made an excellent point here. if you look in 2012, i think this is why you're seeing a different type of approach of donald trump to this campaign. he is doing things different than what the republican party has done in the last two election cycles. because they haven't worked. i think he will make a trip -- i hope he makes a trip to the fair. who doesn't love a corn dog on labor day. every time a person in america opens up their paycheck, they realize that what has worked the last eight years might not be working for them. we had a horrible jobs report. only 150,000 jobs were added -- >> well, i don't think -- i'm just watching -- >> the labor participation rates -- >> right it wasn't more be horr
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was just below expectations. we're looking at hillary clinton getting out of the car to board her brand-new plane, heading to cleveland ohio. let me ask you this. there's mrs. clinton, going on board that plane. so hillary clinton is going to cleveland, jackie, and mr. trump is going to youngstown, mahoning county, and he's going to be talking with largely people who support him. mrs. clinton is going to be talking to people who support her in cleveland. is that really where these candidates ought to be going? >> well, i don't know -- especially mahoning county, that is a very, as phil said, somewhere that has been a democratic stronghold. if i remember correctly, obama won there by 63%, something along those lines. the last cycle. so he really -- he's trying to make inroads with some disaffected democrats. again, as phil noted who switched their registration. now, cleveland is a little bit of a different story.
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there are republican pockets of cleveland. they're more moderate republicans. there could be a little courting. it's not necessarily talking to the same crowds that support them. they are trying to nibble around the edges of the other's coalition. >> got you. i'm just paying attention to these pictures, as you can see, before mrs. clinton boards her brand-new plane. let me ask you this, keith, because she is going to sit down with david muir, from abc. but there are more than a few voters and of course the press who want her to hold a full-on press conference and take question after question and answer concerns that voters have about these e-mails. because we got new information over the weekend. people want to know what's up with that. is one sit-down interview with a reporter enough? >> well, carol, i'm going to have to respectfully disagree with you. i've been traveling the country. i've not heard a single voter demand that hillary clinton hold a press conference. i think that's what the media are asking for. to portray that as though that's
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the voters saying that i think is not exactly correct. >> you don't think voters want her to answer questions? >> i think voters want the candidates to talk about the issues. they want to know what are you going to do to create jobs, continue the recovery we have going. what are you going to do to expand health care coverage, the people who haven't gotten it yet. >> they don't want to know about the handling of confidential or classified information? >> i think the voters are focused on the issues. i think the media is focused on these big controversies. yes, we can talk about -- >> these aren't fake controversy, just to be clear. >> well, yes, they are. i'm in florida right now, where donald trump paid $25,000 to the florida attorney general as some sort of hush money apparently to prevent him, prevent her rather from investigating his trump university. there's a lot we could be talking about but the public wants to talk about the issues. >> okay, scottie, last word, then i got to go. >> let's remember, it's not like
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she's going to have an open press conference. unlike what tim kaine said yesterday, there is a difference between an open press conference and select questions one on one. >> all right, i have to leave it there. keith boykin, scottie hughes, jackie kucinich, thank you to all of you. as we watch mrs. clinton get on her plane. of course later she'll head for cleveland. let's watch, as we head to a break. ♪ from engineering and manufacturing... to stealth bombers... to next-generation fighters... ♪ to landing an unmanned vehicle on a carrier
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look like. that would allow us both, the united states and russia, to focus our attention on common enemies like isil and nusra. but given the gaps of trust that exist, that's a tough negotiation. >> all right. nic robertson has been following the cease-fire efforts. he joins me now live from london. so what does president obama mean that there are these gaps in trust when it comes to what's happening in syria? >> yes, carol, there's a real perception that russia is following a military strategy on the ground. they want to take territory on the ground before they will get into a real political deal. the reason was, there was a certain amount of expectation you would get a deal at the g-20. the russians played it up. president obama, john kerry, both more skeptical. the russians key objective at the moment is taking aleppo.
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they came close to surrounding all the rebels there earlier, about a month ago, and then the rebels broke free. then in the past couple of days, the russians took control with assad, of the streets of aleppo, encircling the rebels again. but the perception really is that until the syrian government, with the backing of president putin and russia, has control of aleppo, they're not going to get into those real talks. i talked this morning to the syrian opposition, and they say this is a disastrous situation. they told me of an area just outside damascus, 45,000 people in that area, the government, the syrian government, has been in there saying hand over the 66,000 men you have here, the deadline is tonight. the opposition was saying -- they were telling the people of that town, don't worry, they'll be a cease-fire, a general truce by the g-20. now there isn't. the 45,000 people in that town have a deadline looming over them tonight. >> yes, and we all know civilians are being killed in this conflict.
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so the major disagreement between -- like russia wants to protect bashar al assad, right, that's its magic mission, over fighting isis, let's say. the united states' main mission is fighting isis. to get the terrorists out. how can -- can there be a middle ground between those two things? >> we, the middle ground is a cease-fire, and then the opposition can start pulling themselves back from the front lines, and it makes it much clearer where isis is. russia, russia wants a cessation ultimately in syria, it just wants it on its terms. and the reality here is russia has the military forces in play on the ground and in the air in syria and the united states doesn't. so russia is able to dictate the terms of when and where that cease-fire will happen and when and where the peace talks will begin. there is common ground but it is essentially at the moment only
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when russian wants it. >> nic robertson reporting live for us from london, thank you. coming up next in the "newsroom," vice president joe biden stumping for working class votes. plus, senator tim kaine wrapped up a meeting with the mayor of pittsburgh. we'll talk with the mayor next. your hair is still thinning. you may have inactive follicles. re-activate them with women's rogaine® foam. the only once a day product, proven to regrow new hairs up to 48% thicker. revive your va va voom. and save on any rogaine®
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feel they've been left out in the cold. hillary clinton's running mate, virginia senator rick catim kai in pittsburgh along with vice president biden. two buzzwords from the speech, unions and wages. >> does anybody think there would be a minimum wage without union workers? i really mean it. not a joke. it would not exist, guys. where's it come from? it comes from people who understand what it's like to look across the table in the bargaining room and know that the guy on the other side really doesn't respect you. know that there's so many people like trump who look at us like we're not their equal. i'm sick of it. i have had it up to here. >> pittsburgh is an interesting choice since that city has rebounded from the days when steel was king. it is a thriving city now, despite what both candidates call unfair trade deals.
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one person who helped rebuild the economy was the mayor of pittsburgh. he also met with senator tim kaine this morning. welcome, sir, welcome, mr. mayor, thanks for being here. >> good morning and happy labor day. >> happy labor day. we're both laboring on labor day. can you tell us what you said to tim kaine this morning? >> well, you know, it was really a gathering of not only labor leaders and elected officials from throughout south western pennsylvania but an opportunity to engage both the vice president and hopefully number 48 the senator with the challenge we have. there's a reason we're called the keystone state, let me put it that way. this election goes through pennsylvania. in southwestern pennsylvania, we have a challenge to be able to win it. and if we can win southwestern pennsylvania, we'll be able to deliver the state. >> you're going to try to convince the trump supporters in
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southwestern pennsylvania to vote clinton. i wanted to talk this morning though on how you helped transform pittsburgh's economy as opposed to other rust belt cities. because we hear a lot from both candidates on how to ease the pain of these middle class voters, and one way both talk is these unfair trade deals. they're killing american manufacturing. is that what killed manufacturing in pittsburgh? and why has your city rebounded, even though we've had these trade deals, or at least one trade deal in place, which is nafta? >> right, the downfall of heavy industry actually happened at the end of the '70s and the early '80s. nafta coming in in the early '90s was basically the final nail in the coffin. despite that, we still have a very abundant advanced manufacturing economy within southwestern pennsylvania. maybe not as much within the city of pittsburgh. but what really brought back
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pittsburgh was 30 years. i jokingly call it the overnight success story that took 30 years. it was 30 years of suffering that reinvented an economy. it was dreamers and planners back in the 1980s creating one of the first super computing centers in the world. creating one of the first rob robotics degree programs and ph.d. programs in the world, and sort of planted the seeds throughout our economy a diverse economy that we see today. >> so a diverse economy and, you know, with an eye on modern technology. so when candidates say, you know what, i'm going to bring back manufacturing, i'm going to bring back the coal industry and i'm going to make your life better, is that realistic? >> well, actually, the economy has shifted. i think in those areas where that message may resonate, especially to our south in west virginia, in some of the coal producing counties of southwestern pennsylvania. we have to learn. steel didn't go away overnight. we didn't plan to fail.
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we failed to plan. and as the world's shifting away from fossil fuels, we have to be able to find the new industries that can take over in these areas. we have an opportunity to learn from the past from the '80s and '90s that happened here in the city of pittsburgh where we lost more people than new orleans lost after katrina. where we had 19% unemployment, higher than in the great depression. and how today we're being realized as a global center of innovation with companies from throughout the world wanting to locate here. you have to plan. and the world is not going to stop and wait. so when a candidate comes to southwestern pennsylvania and talks about the good old days and how they're going to bring it back, there's some hesitation with people out here. we've lived through it. we know. >> i also want to talk about the minimum wage because we hear a lot from democrats that it's important to raise the minimum wage. did you raise the minimum wage in pittsburgh? did that help the city rebound?
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>> well, the state prohibits us from raising the minimum wage. what we did is we acted on behalf of city employees and we've raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour, phasing it in until 2019. we're partnering with our larger employers to do the same thing. the state's largest employer, university of pittsburgh medical center, employs nearly 60,000 people. they're taking it up to $15 an hour. and we do it in a way in pittsburgh that we understand. it's through collaboration and working together. that's how we got through our economic collapse. and that's the real way that southwestern pennsylvania and some of those areas that have been left behind will too. but on this day, i have to say this, it was people like my grandfather who struggled in a steel mill for his entire life, who fought and built this country. every skyscraper, every bridge. more importantly, they built the middle class. though our economy has shifted, it hasn't shifted for everyone. as we see these service
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employees that are out there, we can't leave behind the battles that those who fought earlier were able to win. we have to bring them along for this new economy as well. >> i so agree with you. my father, too, was a steelworker. thanks so much, mayor bill peduto, for joining me this morning. >> thank you, happy labor day. >> you, too. as the summer ends, the campaigning heats up. donald trump cuts into hillary clinton's lead. can it boost his confidence going into the first debate? if your sneezes are a force to be reckoned with... you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec® for powerful allergy relief. and zyrtec® is different than claritin®. because it starts working faster on the first day you take it. try zyrtec®. muddle no more®.
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labor day weekend. it's not just summer hillary clinton is bidding farewell to. she's saying good-bye to the post convention bump. you may recall clinton led trump
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by 11 points but what a difference a month makes. mr. trump closing in on that gap in august. now trailing clinton by five points in the latest poll of polls. while trump is gaining ground, there's only 64 days left to make his case. let's talk about that and more. larry sabato. and jillian gelezer, history professor. welcome to both of you. >> happy labor day. >> thank you for laboring along with me, i appreciate it. larry, clinton's post-convention bounce is waning. what should we take away from that? >> actually, it's exactly what you would expect, with one provico. her post-convention bounce was a lot longer than trump's. so actually that's good news for her. she's up by five. she's actually up by more in many of the key swing states
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which is where the election's decided. and let's recall, president obama won by four percentage points in 2012. that produced a large majority in the electoral college. >> going back, because we did look back, so, we looked back at past labor day polls. it shows the front-runner went on to win about 75% of the time. in 2008 and 2012, barack obama held a small lead and he went on to win both elections. the pollsters had it wrong in 2000 when vice president gore had a small lead over george w. bush. with all of this in mind, i'll ask you, what should we take away from these poll numbers right now? >> yeah, i think she tends to be in pretty good shape. it's a little bit like when presidential candidate wins a huge landslide and brings in large majorities into congress. the midterms will go poorly for
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them two years later. but they could city be still be shape overall. i think she has a significant lead right now, still in those battleground states. we also haven't heard much in the last few weeks. she's been focused on fund-raising. she's been quiet as trump did most of the talking. i suspect as we hear more from her in the next few weeks, we might see the poll numbers increase in her favor once again. but there's still uncertainty. especially with the debates upcoming, i don't think we should discount the possibility that trump is still a viable candidate. >> yeah, and let's talk about that very first debate on september 26th. within the clinton camp, it's been said that the bar is so low for donald trump it may be kind of hard for her to win, no matter what. >> well, of course, that's on the clinton side. they're trying to say -- they're trying to set the expectations
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very, very low for him so that people will say, well, the expectations were very low for hi and actually hillary clinton did well. both sides participate in that. what's really going to matter is fundamentally how the candidates come across. if they both do reasonably well, nothing much is going to change. because in the modern era, most people have made a tendtive decision by the time september 26th comes around. they tune in to those debates to cheer for their side. it's only when you get a tremendous differential between the performance of the two kbd s candidates or you get a terrible gap that you actually change things up, mix things up with the debate. >> so, julian, everybody's expecting this big, like, abe mazing debate that will be a debate like no other, but is it possible both candidates will just play it safe? >> well, for sure. i think hillary clinton probably will play it safe.
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that's what she does as a candidate. she's a very skilled debater. she will be able to get under his skin. but i don't thing she's going to do anything tram mdramatic on t stage. donald trump at this point, i don't know what he's going to do, but it will probably be a variation of the republican debates. but larry is right, these are not game-changing moments traditionally, especially with a polarized electorate so it will be very hard for the debates to fundamentally reshape the direction of the polls. >> all right, i have to leave it there. larry sabato, julian zelizer, thank you. still to come, hillary clinton talks about how she get through the monica lewinsky affair. and ivanka trump says there's no way her dad is sexist. i laugh, i sneeze...
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tonight on cnn, a look at hillary clinton and donald trump like you've never seen them before. in these two documentaries, one for each nominee, you'll hear the candidates and their families speaking openly about subjects they rarely discuss. for example, here's hillary clinton talking candidly about the monica lewinsky scandal.
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>> how difficult was it to go through something so private, so personal, under the glare of the spotlight of the first lady? >> it was really hard. it was painful. and i was so supported by my friends. my friends just rallied around. they would come, they would try to make me laugh. they would recommend books to read. we'd go for long walks. we'd hang out, eat bad food. just the kinds of things you do with your friends. it was something you just had to get up every day and try to deal with, while still carrying on a public set of responsibilities. so it was very, very challenging. >> here's ivanka trump responding to her father being called sexist. >> asking you as a daughter, a mother, a business woman, much
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has been said about how he regards women. and so if i ask you the question flat out, is he a sexist? >> absolutely not a sexist. there's no way i could be the person i am today if my father was a sexist. i would not be one of his senior most executives. i would not be working shoulder to shoulder with my brothers. i would be working for my brothers if at all. so, you know, i think actions ultimately speak louder than words. my father has 40 years of history of employing women. i think in terms of the nomenclature he used. you know what, he calls men some pretty rough names too. >> fascinating. joining me now to talk about these documentaries, cnn justice correspondent pamela brown and cnn chief political analyst gloria borger. i cannot wait to watch these documentaries. i really cannot wait. so it's interesting that hillary clinton agreed to sit down and
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talk with you. donald trump did not agree. but ivanka did. >> you know, we made repeated requests of donald trump over a period of months. and he made a decision he didn't want to sit down for this. but his adult children did. his three business partners, right, donald jr., eric and ivanka. and they were -- they're devoted to their father. and what's different about them from other campaigns i've covered is they are so involved in this campaign. not just as surrogates. but they are, and jared kushner, who is ivanka's husband, is effectively running the ca campaign, along with the campaign manager and the rest of the staff. these are business managers and political managers with their father. >> it just would be a strange place for them you would think but i'm sure you get into that.
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hillary clinton, i'm actually surprised she answered questions about monica lewinsky. >> you know, i think she did herself a favor, as we were talking about, gloria, because she's human and you hear her talking about how painful that was. her girlfriends rallying around her. you know, this is a different side of her that we haven't seen. and i think that, you know, you see this personal side of her, having emotion, dealing with challenging times in her life and to her credit she was very open, very accessible talking about these difficult subject matters. and, you know, what we try to do with this documentary for both of us is really sort of put together a portrait of these candidates as human beings. aside from politics. aside from policies. no matter what you think about hillary clinton, what i think it shows is she is a fighter. she's come back from these hardships like dealing with monica lewinsky in the glare of the spotlight. after that, ran for senate and won. you see these different times
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she's come back and had to fight and that is just one theme in this documentary. i know you have your own themes as well. >> you know, these are two candidates who have been in the public eye for decades in different ways. she's been in the public eye largely through public service. >> you would think we would all intimately know then, right. >> well, donald trump has been in the public eye, whether it's through tabloids when it came to his divorces. whether it was through reality television when it was, you know, "the apprentice" or whether it was his business dealings in new york and moving into atlantic city. like hillary clinton in many ways. he took a big fall. he took a big fall that he had to deal with in atlantic city. corporate bankruptcies. almost came this close to personal bankruptcy. so we look into that as well. because he did -- he did come out of that in a different -- with a different business model. but he came out of it.
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and so they're candidates you might think you know, but i'm hopeful you're going to learn something new about them. >> i thought when they gave me this project how am i going to find anything new about hillary clinton, there are books written about her. i will tell you i was personally very surprised, particularly about her life before she was in the public eye and hearing those insights as you did, gloria with donald trump, from people in their inner circle, who some of them have never spoke publicly before in depth mine were all businesspeople aside from family who have known him the best. i'm used to interviewing political people. businesspeople on camera can be honest. >> that's nice. gloria borger, pamela brown, like i said, i can't wait to watch, thank you for stopping by on this labor day. tune in to both special reports tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern, with "unfinished business, the essential hillary clinton clinton." followed by "the essential donald trump" right here on cnn.
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hermine is still churning a few hundred miles off the coast of long island. beachgoers in the northeast are facing dangerous rip currents. nearly 7 million people under tropical storm warnings. brynn gingras live in montauk with more. >> we have some good news. we were talking to some official. we're almost reaching the point of high tide. and the water isn't coming too close to the coastline, so that's some good news. but you mentioned the danger here. it's those rip currents. you can see those waves crashing here on the shore. and also the barricades that are now in front of us. and lifeguards here on the shore as well. double reinforcement, to make
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sure no one goes on to the beach and certainly not into the water. you can imagine the frustration from some people since this is a surfer's dream right now, to get into those waves. we talked to some officials who have had to tell surfers to get out of the water, because that's the concern now as hermine sort of goes to the north at this point. but really, that's the danger, not to go into the water, those rip currents. but for the most part, a lot of people here just coming out with their cameras taking a look at it because not always getting to see waves this big and, really, this beautiful, carol. >> thanks for the good news, we appreciate it. hillary clinton has boarded her plane, as we've been telling you for the last two hours. she boarded her brand-new plane. it is big enough to fit her press corps and reporters are on board. that plane took off about 45 minutes ago from this airport. it's going to fly into cleveland. we understand that hillary clinton has already been back to the press area of her plane. she was welcoming everyone to
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the inaugural flight. okay, here are pictures of that right now. she somewhat sarcastically said i've been waiting for this moment and i wanted to welcome you on to the plane. now, later today in cleveland, she's going to sit down with david muir from abc in a one-on-one interview. the last time she had a face-to-face interview with a reporter live and in person was back on july 31st. although she did give a phone-in interview with anderson cooper in late august. but we look forward to what hillary clinton has to say on abc. and of course as she goes back to greet the press one more time on her plane and to answer a few questions. we'll keep you posted on what she answers to those questions too. thank you so much for joining me today. i'm carol costello. i'm carol costello. "at this hour" starts now. -- captions by vitac --
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hello, everyone, i'm john berman. >> i'm kate bolduan. we're finally back together. you missed us so much. today is an important day. it marks the first day of the rest of your life. an evoverstatement perhaps. labor day marks the kickoff of the final stretch of the presidential race. if you thought it was messy already, hold on to your pants. >> basically everything that happened before now just a pregame stretching exercise. >> good stretches. >> moments ago, hillary clinton boarded her brand-new campaign plane traveling with the press for the first time. and, standby for news on that front. >> yes, kicking off the final stretch pretty much every big-name surrogate. former president bill clinton at a labor day parade in detroit. running mate tim kaine and the current vice president at a parade in pittsburgh. kaine will join her in


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