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have a great friday, everybody, and we will see donald trump. they are quite popular, aren't they? martha: yes, they are. they are selling as hot cakes. jenna: lieutenant mike flien give the opening remark as we have seen in campaign trail for donald trump as he serves for donald trump's advisers. we are awaiting donald trump to address the issue of the day which really has come out could describe no where over the last 24 hours and that is the birther issue. probably not what we expect today talk about, greg, as we take the broadcast and we will bring you back in washington, d.c. when donald trump steps into the microphone. hillary clinton is not wasting any time.
she's back in the campaign trail. she delivered remarks in washington. there she criticized donald trump over refusal in an interview that happened yesterday afternoon to admit that he believed president obama was, indeed, born in the united states. that's where we are today right now, awaiting to donald trump. i'm jenna lee. >> i'm here for john scott, all as we wait for donald trump, he has promised to address this issue. he told fox business networks, maria bartiromo just this morning that he is, indeed, going to make a big announcement about whether he still believes the president was born outside of the united states and what he claims hillary clinton did to fuel that controversy. jenna: jetta griffin is in washington where she's covering every move. fill us in on what happened today.
>> well, jenna, she just finished here at the black women's agenda. donald trump was invite today speak to the prominent black women's group. he declined. he is about half mile of where we are right now at the old postoffice which is the side of his new hotel. hillary clinton started with a joke about her health. >> as the world knows i was a little under the weather recently. the good news my pneumonia finally got republicans interested in women's health. [laughter] >> clinton hit her opponent again for his role in starting and perpetuating the birther movement questioning president obama's birthplace. >> we know who donald is. [laughter] >> for five years he has led the birther movement to delegitimize our first black president.
his campaign was founded on this outrageous lie. there is no erasing it in history. >> donald trump himself has come under criticism for not himself saying those words, in fact, he was asked repeatedly about that during a washington post interview yesterday, that is what has put this issue in the front and foremost of the headlines this morning. that is why you have both candidates again talking about this issue. president obama was asked about it at an event this morning, he said, i know exactly where i was born, i was in the united states. so again, hillary clinton back on the campaign and obama will be campaigning for her in virginia today. this will be her first appearance since speaking at the democratic convention.
jenna: viewers getting a little bit of interruption in that shot. the race could not be tighter n. the meantime we have been awaiting donald trump. let's go ahead and listen in. [cheers and applause] >> usa! usa! usa! >> thank you very much, everybody. please sit down. nice hotel. [laughter] [applause] >> under budget and ahead of schedule, isn't that nice? no, it is a great honor. this is a brand new ballroom, you only see a small piece of it because we have it broken down, but this is the hotel completed,
we will be having our open ceremony in october and it's going to be something very special. it's such an honor to have our first event. this is our first event. [cheers and applause] >> it's such an honor to have our first event for medal of honor winners. i mean, they are the finest. you get so many endorsements and i look forward spending a lot of time -- [laughter] [applause] >> they have a lot more courage than i do, i will say that, all of the time. it is such an honor to have this particular ceremony be the first ceremony because i think when the hotel opens officially, it would be one of the greatest hotels in the world and i want
to thank the gsa, general services, they have been spectacular, these are spectacular people. these are tremendously talented people. all of the workers, all of the construction folks, all of the managers, the hotel staff, amazing, amazing how good our country can do when we want to do it, but we have put in tremendous amounts of work and energy and money and i really believe. i said this will be the best hotel in washington. i think it may be one of the great hotels anywhere in the world. that's the way it turned out. really honor to have this as our first event. [applause] >> so i am pleased to be here this morning with two medal of honor recipients and a six flag and general officers. we have a tremendous amount of talent here. a lot of generals and general
cel -- kellogg, general flynn, the room is full with leaders, i love leaders. 120 flag and general endorsement. 120. [cheers and applause] >> and that number is going up very rapidly. and now 17 medal of honor recipients, in addition, a tremendous amount of very brave people. in addition, i'm honored to be joined by the many veterans that are supporting us all throughout the room. thank you very much for being here. [applause] >> i'm also honored to have a gold star wife jane horton here, jane is with us this morning. jane, where is jane? please stand, thank you, jane.
thank you. [applause] >> incredible. jane lost her husband, specialist chris his or -- horton in afghanistan in 2011, jane, it's such an honor to have you here and i hear so many things about chris and he was a winner and thank you very much on behalf of the country. thank you. [applause] >> it's incredibly humbling to be in the company of these real and true heros. i have the privilege to introduce our first medal of honor recipient mike thornton.
tough cookie and the recipient of the united states military's highers decoration, the medal of honor. for his actions in vietnam, the vietnam war, in addition he is the recipient of a silver star, three bronze stars and a purple heart. i'm proud to have him on my team, such a great honor for me and also fellow recipient bob patterson who likewise has the medal of honor who is also here. we have 17 medal of honor recipients and they've all endorsed me for president of the united states and i have been endorsed by generals and many of the generals have become very good friends of mine. we seem to have a very good equipment -- chemistry together
but even the generals admit that there's something special about medal of honor recipients. mike, if i might, ask you to just say hello, come up, say a couple of words and thank you very much for being here. [applause] >> thank you, ladies and gentlemen. whoa, stop, we don't need no more about that. i have known mr. trump since 1996 and when it was infashionable to support the military in 1986, some great people like donald trump and fisher and them and he supported us back in that period of time. you know, ladies and gentlemen, the medal i wear so proudly around my neck i did not deserve the medal, never feel like it i deserve the medal but belongs to every man and men who served, because, ladies and gentlemen, freedom is not free. [applause]
>> we right now today is the most trying time in my life, which life is very short, but i've been around for almost 70 years, but you know, this election means so much. we do not know anymore bureaucratic leadership from washington, d.c. [cheers and applause] >> we need true leadership from the top. mr. trump has never failed in anything because he listens to his advisers, he listens to his people. for the last eight years, our to anybody and that's the reason why we've lost cia directors, we've lost secretary of defense and many, many general officers that have dropped out or resigned because of his leadership. we cannot stand for four more years of leadership like that. we need somebody who is going to
lead from the front like donald trump. [cheers and applause] >> so thank you very much for having us here. god bless you, god bless america and god bless donald trump. [cheers and applause] >> i'm supposed to introduce bob patterson, my good friend for 45 years. >> just like the navy, the army is better. [laughter] >> i'm here to tell you something right now. i spent 26 years of my life defending this country and i spent another 17 years taking care of those veterans who i served with and we are still serving because i work for 17 years for the va before i finally retired.
i've watched our country take a complete turnaround from where it was. we used to be the shining star on the hill and we are getting dimmer and dimmer and dimmer and it's all because of all the bureaucrats here in washington, d.c. and it's time we send somebody to washington that knows how to say, you're fired. [cheers and applause] >> the gentleman i'm going the introduce is a major general, a ceo and president of united states mexican chamber of commerce based here in washington, d.c. he's held -- served on many commissions under presidents nixon, ford, reagan and both the
bushes. general zapata entered the reserves in 1954 and numerous awards and decorations including silver star, five bronze stars and the purple heart. major. [cheers and applause] >> what bob just did to me is he made me older than anybody up here. [laughter] >> mr. trump, thank god for you and your leadership. [cheers and applause] >> you know, being a vietnam veteran and serving all the way through the iraq and afghanistan war and the department of defense as the chairman of the reserve forces policy board, where half of the military that we deploy to that region, 15
years ago and we are still there, national guard and reserve is, and when they came home, they couldn't use the va because they were not veterans because they were still part of the reserve and national guard unit. i know that the next president of the united states donald trump will fix that. [cheers and applause] >> i also would like to say, you know deplorables are also deployables. [cheers and applause] [laughter] >> ladies and gentlemen, it is an honor for me to be here in supporting the next president of the united states who will lead from the front, who has the kind of leadership that we need and is not afraid to make that decision, ladies and gentlemen, i'm really honored to be with donald trump and i'm all with you.
[cheers and applause] >> i actually probably did this on purpose because the next fellow is really a personal friend and have immense respect for him. he won the silver star in north korea when the north koreans tried to take over our location there on the dmz. he's a very special warrior, he is a major general, my honor to introduce you to major general. [cheers and applause] >> thank you, al, we do go way back but i don't really go back to the korean war but that was where i was award it had silver star. after 40 years of serving this nation in uniform and four combat deployments, i've become convinced that our nation needs a multidisciplinary interagency
approach to defeat enemies and secure the long-time victory. what we need fresh thinking, innovative approaches and strong leadership. it's been my privilege to have spent quality time with mr. trump on and off the campaign trail over the past few months and i have been extremely impressed with this gentleman's stamina and if any of you were privy to his schedule you would be totally amazed at what he has been able to do. [cheers and applause] >> in addition to his stamina, i've been very impressed with his intellectual curiosity and raw intelligence and energy and enthusiasm and, yes, indeed, temperament. he has the right temper meant that -- temperament that we need in the white house.
[cheers and applause] >> but the things that i've been most impressed with is the absolute love for men and women from the uniform and the support he's going to give them from the white house. [cheers and applause] >> and i can guaranty you that their families make it home will not be in vain in addition to billions of dollars we spend supporting and that's why i stand with mr. trump to be the next commander in chief. [cheers and applause] >> now, with my pleasure to introduce fellow comrade arms admiral don lauren, a naval academy graduate in class of '74, he commanded a missile, destroyer squadron, executive assistant to naval commander and ended brilliant career as deputy
director for strategic plans and policies and covered russia, africa and nato, so my pleasure. [applause] >> well, thank you, everyone. we are a group of national security professionals who dedicated our lives to the security of our nation as deplorable as we are. [laughter] >> we are not a political group, but we are a national security group that has chosen to support a political candidate. the series of discussions you've all listen today mr. trump have deal with national security. national security is not solely about the military, it's comprised of many facets, defense, economic security, energy security, border security, cybersecurity,
homeland security. the logical -- [applause] >> the logical policy presentations that mr. trump has delivered over the last few weeks lay out a sound strategic approach to providing the security of the nation and the security of all americans. these policies comprise a holistic approach to addressing the complex facets of national security in a complex and extremely dangerous international world. moreover, mr. trump combines the multifaceted approach to security with pronounce commitment to those in uniform serving our nation today. and, in fact, all veterans who have worn the cloth of the nation, and that commitment extends to the families of those who have served, for as all of
us know in this room their sacrifice has been extremely difficult if not more so than our own. washington said, the willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war no matter how justified shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of earlier wars, retreated and are appreciated by our nation. [applause] >> mr. trump has embraced those words of our first president. mr. trump has also shown an extreme dedication to those that have shouldered the wounds of battle in the service to our nation and we have several of those people with us today. and he has committed himself to the words of abraham lincoln,
words in the motto of our department of veterans affairs to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and orphan. this is why all of us here are assembled to support donald trump for president. we have -- [applause] >> we have lived national security for a large part of our lives. we understand how a strong economy cooperative governance combined with skilled diplomacy, sound energy policy, sound alliances and a united american public, all defended by a well-trained, appropriately-funded, fully-committed and technologically-unsurpassed to make america strong and a safer place.
[applause] >> and finally, finally, all of us on this stage, all of you in the audience who have served, you took an oath, you pledged sealed with the honor and commitment in your own lives, an oath not solely to our country, not to our flag, not to a chain of command or not to a commander in chief but an oath to appease -- a piece of paper in which is written those ideals that we believe, those values that detype -- define us as a nation, virtues of those who have served before us defended with their lives, an oath to defend the constitution of the united states from all enemies foreign and domestic and to bear true faith and allegiance to that constitution, to form a more perfect union, to establish
justice and ensure domestic tranquility and provide for the monodefense and promote the general welfare and to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and prosperity. that oath is important to all of us here today. that oath remains the corner stone of our lives long after we have taken off the uniform. that oath is important to donald trump and he, in fact, will take the same oath on january 20th, 2017. [cheers and applause] >> that's why we assembled in this room along with many other veterans and their military families all support his candidacy for president of the united states.
together we will all make america great again. thank every single one of you for your service to our nation and may god continue to bless our united states of america. [cheers and applause] >> it's my pleasure now to introduce lieutenant general tom . jenna: if you're just joining us, we want to fill you in on what's going on here. for the last 20 minutes we have been hearing hearing from veterans, highly decorated voicing their support for donald trump. donald trump was supposed to speak around 10:00 a.m. eastern time. we are well past that. we are not quite sure how much more we will hear from veterans. donald trump when asked about birther issue, one of the things that mr. trump said in the washington post pieces, i don't want to talk about it anymore. the reason i don't is because everyone is going to be talking
about it as oppose to jobs, military, security and so this is what he is doing. he is proving the point that he doesn't want to talk about it anymore. we will see when he makes a comment. glen is with us watching along with us. onset here, glen, how effective do you think this is for donald trump to have supporters come forward and explain why they support him? >> this is a show of force. there's a large number of admirals, and war veterans in the room, they are putting reputations behind donald trump. jenna: donald trump told maria bartiromo this morning, you'll have to wait and see. i'm not going to ruin the suspense, talking about the birther issue and look at what he has done, he has the complete national media attention right him right now and going through supporters and we are all waiting, what is he going to say, he hasn't said anything yet but he certainly has our attention. >> yeah, he's very good at that.
he knows how to use media to his advantage. this issue probably shouldn't be on the topic right now but it is. >> jenna: the birther issue? >> exactly. he's pivoting very well right now in putting message to lead the nation jenna: compare and contrast that from what we have seen from hillary clinton today, she was speaking to a group from african-american women. didn't take any questions. there's a lingering question in this event as well, we should note about whether or not will take questions. carl cameron said earlier he didn't think it was going to be the case. we are all waiting. compare and contrast, this is what we are seeing today. how do you think both candidates of what we now know they are in a highly race? >> to put that back onto donald trump and to defend the president and i think that was a smart move on her part because
it makes that issue stick to donald trump again and this is one that really -- that campaign doesn't need to be talking about right now. they want to stay on message and you want to see hillary clinton also has the same problem, off the trail for a few days and she had the deplorables comment, she has to try to get her campaign on message and that's what we are seeing that right now. jenna: as she reenters the campaign trail. >> it was just a givee. donald trump handed it to her and she took advantage of it. that's just the way politics plays. jenna: we are going to go back to live event in the new trump hotel, old post office in washington, d.c. donald trump making a couple of comments of the hotel itself, soft opening, if you will, never soft opening of a hotel received such attention. we are awaiting donald trump when he will step back to the microphone to talk about his campaign. in the meantime, his -- the testimony of supporters continue to let's go ahead and listen
back in here. >> americans who are hopefully are watching, these are commanders who fought in afghanistan, they fought in iraq, they fought in panamá, we have leaders who have been wounded fighting for this nation. we have leaders who hunted down su dam -- saddam hussein and one killed pablo escobar, the colombian drug lord. [cheers and applause] >> we are in the middle of a changed election. it's quite simple. to those of you listening out here and those of you watching, if you want to keep the status quo with all the failures and promises and more of the same, then you know where you can go. or if you want to move forward with courage, be what we can be, what we should b will be, then you will elect donald trump to be president of
the united states of america. [cheers and applause] >> to those of you watching, join was on this stage, join those millions who have already stood with us in the past months to carry this man and with him our nation to victory on november. [cheers and applause] >> god bless you. >> okay, without further due the person that you're here to see and here to listen to, the next president of the united states, donald j. trump. [cheers and applause] >> thank you, everybody.
>> usa! usa! usa! >> thank you, everybody, please sit down. thank you. this is such an amazing honor and the difference is we want to all get back to work whether it's building our military or building our country. we have to get back to work. we have a lot of work to do. we've been very much left behind, speaking with the admirals and all of the military people, we talk about the word depletion, the military has been so badly treated in terms of its equipment and the money being spent and this is a time where we need our military perhaps more than ever. when you look at the number of ships, you look at the number of military personnel, you look at the numbers are setting records for all-time lows, we can't have that. there's a world out there and it's not nice to say but there
are a lot of very evil people heading up some potentially strong countries. we have to be prepared. we have to keep our country so great and so strong and that's why to have all of the support from so many generals, so many admirals, people i respect so much, they're smart, they're tough, they know what's happening and i believe in them totally and that's why the fact that they believe in me is one of the great honors of my life. so i want to thank everybody, thank you. [cheers and applause] >> now, not to mention her in the same breath but hillary clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. i finished it. i finished it. you know what i mean.
president barack obama was born in the united states, period. now, we all want to get back to making america strong and great again. thank you, thank you very much. thank you. [cheers and applause] jenna: donald trump giving the media what everyone was waiting for, his definitive comments about the quote, unquote birther issue and whether or not the president was born in the united states. as you know an issue many, many years ago brought up back recently by series of different interviews including our own bill o'reilly where donald trump stood on that issue and -- and whether or not that was impacting his standing with african-american voters because
that has been his focuses over the last several days. so you heard it himself from donald trump himself, he says that hillary clinton start it had birther issue, that he finished. a variety of websites pointed out that hillary clinton nor her campaign started the issue in 2008 although there may have been some supporters of her unofficially linked to her who sl -- have mentioned it but it's difficult to attribute that to her as it's difficult to attribute some of the comments of donald trump supporters to him if they're not officially part of the campaign. here we are donald trump saying that the president is born in the united states, period. so do we turn the page now or is this still an issue? >> i think he handled that pretty well. he was definitive, disciplined and he left right so he just pit it out there, he used this moment that was bringing attention to him to bring attention on his campaign back to the issue of his ability to lead and so i think, you know,
people will try to keep it but i think he may have put it to bed there. jenna: really? it's done for as an issue? >> he won't say it, well now he said it and said it very clearly. jenna: he did repeat something that hillary clinton started this in 2008, why even mention that as so many have discredited that claim? >> you know, donald trump has used every opportunity to take a jab at hillary clinton that's part of the politics here, both of them have been looking for those opportunities to fire back and forth and that's all we saw there. jenna: did the issue move the needle at all for her saying that donald trump -- essentially she's saying that he's a racist and that's what she's reiterating but that's the theme she keeps on hitting, is that effective at this point when she's cite sizing her opponent? >> yeah, they've both been on defense on the issue but so more
on the hillary clinton camp because of the deplorable's comment and how well that was by donald trump to reverse claim of racism on hillary clinton's part. she has done so well in the polls with minorities and nonwhites that this opportunity to sort of paint her as the racist and by got in the campaign was one that donald trump really hit hard on. jenna: one of the things that i thought was interesting, all the surrogates that we saw speak reiterated the same theme, get get away from washington bureaucracy, strong leadership, stamina, they all hit on that theme over and over again. is that really what we are going to see from donald trump moving forward and how effective is that attack on hillary clinton? >> i think you see him chipping away at hillary's lead on a number of issues and we saw on the most recent fox news poll that terrorism question who is better to handle that, they are getting close to each other, as donald trump continues to bring on the supporters that reinforce the idea that he does have the temperament and the capability
to be a commander in chief, that may continue to erode those advantages that hillary clinton had so strongly. jenna: who has the most inus the yasic voters and who will likely turn out, thank you very much, standing by with the breaking news. greg moore on this now. >> in case you blinked and missed it, lets play it for you right now and move to media panel for comments. here it is. >> hillary clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. i finished it. i finished it, you know what i mean. president barack obama was born in the united states, period.
now, we all want to get back to making america strong and great again. [cheers and applause] >> political editor for the boston globe, lynn is with us, washington bureau chief for the chicago sun times. good to see you both. lynn, wow, this was very precise and direct and disciplined, your thoughts? >> my thoughts this is a battlefield conversion. if he had that conclusion, he could have said it years ago when the obama team did release the birth certificate after his incentive birtherrism campaign no matter why and how for the moment. let's just keep it -- the individual choices to make, he decide today embrace birther racism.
he was a racist-inspired movement. he embraced and owns it. today he had a battlefield conversion in the thick of the campaign and if anyone thinks that the clinton team is going to let it drop, they're not. even if her comments this morning, hillary clinton said he cannot erase this record. >> all right, the clinton campaign has said that trump's advocacy of the birtherrism is evidence of his bigotry, racism. is this an effort by trump and his campaign to try to soften that image? >> absolutely, it's a political maneuver, lynn points out that donald trump could have come out against birtherrism or say that obama was born in the united states and he said it himself, he takes credit, i think, erroneously for getting obama to release birth certificate.
this is a purely political move but frankly it's a smart one for him. if he could have pivoted last this several weeks ago maybe after the republican national convention, we would be be talking a little different of a race going forward. no one, i think, is happier about this than the folks of the republican committee. i think they're doing a little jig up there on capitol hill, very happy to see donald trump pivot on an issue better than he has in several other instances. >> the one thing he's consistent about is that hillary clinton is to blame for all of this. you heard him say it. she started it and yet fact factcheck.org and other checking organizations and we ourselves have tried to find evidence of it, we have found no evidence that hillary clinton or her campaign back in 2008 started these claims. yes, maybe some of her supporters did, but she can't be blamed for that and yet he still blames her, doesn't he? >> well, and that is why the
washington post had a very way of summing it up. it said that that claim -- his statement that at first came out by a staffer last night is wrapped up in falsehood but here is the point for people to remember in evaluating donald trump, he embraced a racist movement, the birther movement. that's why i said a moment ago, it kind of for the purposes of evaluation, does not matter how it started. people have to make stands, decide if they're going to be involved in racism, they need to not do that. he did not do that. that's what's important here and as sherry and i are saying he had chances throughout the years to disavow it. he used it to -- to create enthusiasm for his candidacy and i don't see how any political
short-term gain he may have today to -- to have people say see, he said it. things don't go that way -- >> he clearly wanted to turn the page. didn't he use the media today by making a big build-up, i promise i'm going to address it today, it's going to be a big announcement and he spent 20 minutes showing people endorsing him and saying great things about him and well-respected people from the military. >> yeah, he certainly -- he certainly played it well in that regard, you know, integrity and being accurate and all the most important things aside, park those for a second, politically this was a strong move for him. he went out there and did what people are calling him -- calling for him to do, what kind of effect it would have on the long run, i bet trump campaign is hoping hoping that maybe this will make donald trump a little more palatable so that single
woman sitting in ohio probably in 20's or 30's, that's what this is about in the long run. making him seeming palatable and putting something away like this, well, that's part of that strategy. >> thank you for being with us today, i appreciate it. >> thank you. >> thank you. jenna: twitter has become such a tool in the election, new response from the hillary clinton campaign. i will give you a few as to what they have to say. i'm sure you can appreciate that. we are going to read that after quick commercial break. have analysts weigh in and what's next, is this issue done? we will be right back at what's happening now. completely transforming the world we live in. enabling entirely new kinds of technologies. and helping keep this country safe, all thanks to our full breadth of capabilities.
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i finished it, you know what i mean. president barack obama was born in the united states, period. now, we all want to get back to making america strong and great again. [cheers and applause] jenna: donald trump and his campaign trying to turn the page away from this quote, unquote birther issue, but hillary clinton following up on the comments a few momenting -- moments ago. trump doubled down on statement from campaign last night and took no responsibility for his bigoted attacks on our president. let's bring gop strategist, bryan, is it wise to continue down this road on the birther issue? why continue to talk about it? >> i don't know why donald trump
continues to talk about this. jenna: the hillary clinton campaign. on this point why continue to pick it up? >> can we al need to clarify something here that when donald trump says hillary clinton started the birther movement he's lying. jenna: we did, thank you. >> voters out there. you need to know this. he is lying to you. jenna: we did make it very clear, thank you. >> okay, now that being said -- that being said it's good to see that donald trump has come around on this less than two months from the election. i would like to know where he stands on squash and apolo -- jenna: serena, what do you think of this? how effective is this for either candidate? >> completely ineffective. he tricked the media to covering ago ago infomercial.
he's a serial liar and time and again
pushed conspiracy they theories . again again at this point what do you think is the big issue, bryan, as they look to reset. let's talk about this question of what is next. the birther issue is what it is. what's next for hillary clinton in order to continue what she has seen over the last month, she's ahead in the battleground states. what is key for her to maintain that? >> well, i really don't know what happens next. i've been saying for months that as soon as donald trump stops making the ridiculously outrageous statements and he will rise in the polls and that's what we have seen in the past three weeks, kindler and donald trump is rising even in
battleground states. how hillary clinton responds to that and how donald trump responds in birther -- jenna: what do you think is next, what do you think is issue at this point? >> the issues remain to be known and to be seen. one thing is for sure, both of the candidates are on tightly controlled leashes by the staff. we are sitting here towards the end of september and both candidates are no longer show showing what they are used to. they acted like they're above the law, both of them for many
months and they are now doing whatever it takes to look more presidential. jenna: where do we go from here specially when we have seen comments from both candidates? i want to make sure it's clear for our viewers as well. >> both candidates have released medical records this week, but what exactly did they really reveal?
>> both presidential candidates has evolved into an issue in a campaign trail after hillary clinton stumbled, the 9/11 ceremony on sunday. she later revealed she had been diagnosed with pneumonia. since then clinton has released new medical information according to a letter by her doctors that was released -- excuse me, donald trump's campaign released his. he's in fine health albeit taking a cholesterol drug.
thanks for being with us, doctor. let's make it clear neither candidate released medical records, rather summary opinions from their doctors, although mrs. clinton's was far more detail when exams happened and so forth, what did you think of that? >> you're right. it was a snapshot. generally considering their age they're both -- they both seem to be quite in good health, you know, the numbers are pretty good in terms of blood pressure, cholesterol, they are taking medications but barely typical medications for someone of their age. >> what about fainting, spells, blood clots, thyroid medication and so and and so forth. any concerns? >> no, i don't think any of
those prior issues or the ongoing thyroid medication is anything that would interfere with her ability to be a president and to do that and same with donald trump. there was nothing significant in past medical history. he's taking allow dose of cholesterol. >> he's overweight 236 pounds, eats ton of fast-food and doesn't regularly exercise and under the nih body mass index, he's overweight, right? >> he is bmi is 29, close to 30 which is considered obese, so that is one thing in terms of his lifestyle, the fact that he doesn't exercise, he doesn't eat healthy foods, not ideal but not something that's going to interfere in his ability to be president. for both candidates, you see them on this grueling campaign trail. they have a lot of stamina to be able to do that more than most people. that also speaks to their overall good health. >> thanks for your medical
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to turn us back on. and up. >> that will do it for us this hour. >> this hour. next hour we have representatives from both campaigns joining us. we'll look forward to that. meantime "outnumbered" starts right now. harris: we begin a with a fox news alert. he says he did not start this. donald trump in latest war of words with hillary clinton over the issue of president obama's birthplace. he says it was clinton who started the so-called "birther" issue back in 2008. that is the one who finally got the president to release his birth certificate. this is "outnumbered." i'm harris faulkner. here is sandra smith. co-host of "after the bell," melissa francis, democratic strategist, julie roginsky and #oneluckyguy, alex ferrer, up from florida. >> thank you for the invitat