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i'm jim cramer. see you tomorrow! it's friday, february 19th. coming up on "early today." it's trump versus pope francis. as the pontiff criticized those who build walls instead of bridges. the donald shot back. >> for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. jand the democratic got specific ahead of nevada. clinton promises immigration reform in her first 100 days. >> and in fact, gloria steinm, everyone knows she's one of the leading feminists of america, made me an honorary woman many years ago. and a helicopter crash lands
and fair fight feud. and ellen degeneres and a jamba juice script. and battling the elements. "early today" starts right now. and just when you think you've seen it all in the 2016 presidential race, something new. critical comments from pope francis on donald trump's boarder wall proposal, proving again there may be no one and nothing the donald won't take on. nbc's katy tur has the report. >> reporter: donald trump proving there is no thing and no one too sacred for his i ier ier. lashing out.
building walls wherever they may be and not building bridges is not christian, he told reporters. just hours earlier, the pontiff was praying along the mexican side of that very border. but while the pope wouldn't say who catholics should vote for, donald trump declared that his holiness should pray its him. >> if and when the vatican is attacked by isis, i can promiseio apromise you that the pope would have only wished and prayed that donald trump would have been president. >> reporter: another day, another controversy but still no clear break in his support. >> i think he has to respond. the pope's coming at him. >> donald trump is a good christian christian, as is the pope. >> reporter: south carolina is known for its religious block.
voters to support the last three r presidents. and later at a town hall trump turned to a favorite target, the media. >> oh, the pope is a wonderful guy and he made the statement and i think it was a little bit nicer than was reported by you folked folks in the media. and speaking of the softer side of campaigning, ohio governor john kasich had a man saying he found hope in god, his friends and now kasich's candidacy but had one request of the governor. >> and i'd really appreciate one of those hugs you've been talking about. >> nevada voters got to see the democratic candidates up close and personal last night on msnbc. they hosted a town hall to allow bernie sanders and hillary clinton to interact with voters before tomorrow's caucuses.
the candidates were questioned on their puzishzositions and how their proposals. >> i'm not a dictator here. it has to do with a little bit of cooperation with the congress but it is a major priority when you have 11 million people we owe it to them. legislation. i'm going to call everybody on the committee -- >> within 100 days? >> yeah, i'm going to introduce my priority legislation and this is at the top of that list. we both had a chance to vote on comprehensive immigration reform in 2012 and i voted for it and senator sanders voted against it. >> i voted for immigration reform in 2013 because it was a much better piece of legislation. you know, it's not a question of being perfect.
that had particular egregious provisions in it. >> secretary clinton continued to point to her connection to both president obama and clinton's administration. and this drew strong reaction. >> he's attacked president obama, he's called him weak, disappointing. maybe it is because he wasn't even the democrat until he decided to run for president. well, it's true. i look at our last two democratic presidents. were they perfect? no, no person is but i tell you what i would take either of them over any republican any time, any wear. >> is one of the two democratic candidates who actually ran against barack obama, it wasn't me. second of all, i have worked very closely with president obama over the last seven years.
overall, i think the president has done an outstanding job and the idea that there can be a primary where different ideas get floated and debated, i don't think that's terrible. >> the two remain in a dead heap going into tomorrow's show down. and a tour helicopter plunged into the waters near the uss arizona at pearl harbor with five people on board and it was there that nearby onlookers sprang into a. >> reporter: witnesses could tell something was wrong. the tail was smoke as it quickly descended towards the rocky shore line, then the moment of impact. with a chopper sinking, several good samaritans plunge under to the water to rescue the trapped passengers.
at least one suffering critical injuries, all rushed to hospitals by ambulance. the navy says the helicopter is owned by genesis aviation, the same chopper seen here before the crash offering aerial tours of the arizona memorial since 1999. the investigation into what went wrong is underway. witnesses say it's a miracle everyone survived. miguel miguel, nbc news. today the body of justice antonin scalia will lie in repose in the great hall ahead of his funeral tomorrow. and senator cruz said he will now attend after previously saying he would skip it. earlier he blasted president obama for deciding not to attend. and jeb bush broke with republican leaders on the issue of whether or not president obama should nominate a supreme court justice?
i'm an article two guy. i think the presidency should be -- we should be respectful of the constitution. >> and vice president joe biden sat down with rachel maddow. >> you never say to the president for certain you won't do anything but i have no -- look at me now -- i have no desire to sit in the supreme court, none. it would be a great honor but i have no desire, anymore than george mitchell did. >> who do you think the president should pick? >> i'm -- i haven't even had a chance to sit down with him yet to talk about the potential candidates. in the past, we lay out all the people, go out and survey a little bit and see who we think meets those criteria and we
being confirmed. >> vice president biden will be attending justice scalia's funeral yesterday. and you can see special coverage on msnbc at 10:00 eastern. the pope said artificial contraceptives could be used to prevent zika, which is rampant in his native south america. this despite the long standing ban on most form of birth control by the church. and they captured video of a fire firenado. and officials say a spark from a prison lawn mower started that blaze. in massachusetts, dramatic video of a coast guard boat getting rocked by 12-foot waves. it was on a training mission earlier this month off cape code.
>> brave men and women. >> want to bring in nbc meteorologist bill karins here with your friday morning forecast and -- >> weekend forecast. we're already watching the temperatures soaring early this morning in areas like st. louis and that's heading for the ohio valley. enjoy what should be a great friday in the middle of the country. on saturday, 63 in drk.c., 56 and from dallas to little rock back to northern portions of mg mississippi and alabama but the warmth is pretty much coast to coast. that's your national weather, now a closer look at your day ahead. 87 today in san angelo. should be one of the warmest spots in the entire nation.
denver in the 70s. you know, usually you have to wait a while for temperatures like this but we'll take it, end of february. >> i'm so excited to hear the temperatures but it's a friday so that would have been happy in itself. amtrak returns to alabama for the first time since hurricane katrina. plus 24, the candidates weighed on the apple privacy dilemma while agents raided." do you love your wireless keyboard more than certain family members? is your success due to a filing system only you understand? does printing from your tablet to your wireless printer give you a jolt of confidence? if so, you may be gearcentric. someone who knows that the right office gear helps you do great things. and there's one place that has it all.
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farook's iphone. tim cook is fighting back, siting privacy concerns bernie sanders and hillary clinton spoke on the issue at the town hall. >> of course, law enforcement has every reason to want to get information off of a killer's cell phone. apple understandably is worried about opening the door, creating what they call a back door into inencryption that would not just have to field request from the united states government but from the chinese russian government. >> i believe we can fight terrorism without undermining our constitutional rights. and ethan couch is set to appear in court today. a ruling keeping him in juvenile systems could trigger hearing
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this is video from mobile, alabama, where a cheering crowd welcomed the arrival of the first amtrak passenger plane since hurricane katrina damaged the tracks in 2005. and making 14 stops along the way to new orleans. and nascar kicked off with the daytona 500 and there were scary moments during the races. jaime mcmurray attended to block johnson and that send his car bouncing off of kurt busch's and a fiery wreck. and the drivers are okay. the nba is back in action and the cavs waisted no time
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story of track and field star, owens. and he faces off against hitler'sarian airrian army of athletes. now, following the success of peter pan and the wiz, they've announced their next big television live musical will be "hairspray live" december 17th. we have to wait and see who they will cast. that has yet to be announced. and remember the swanky hollywood home in "the big lebowski" it will be open to the public in the future. and spiderman set a new record for any spiderman comic sold at auction. the 1972 edition sold for
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leading the news this morning, starting with the washington post, endangered baby dolphin dies after swimmers pass it around for selfies. the dolphin was a member of an endangered species and only 30,000 remains. the argentine wildlife foundation hopes this serves as a reminder of the declining numbers. and in the associated press, pictures taken with stolen kindle show up in i clouds. they're automatically uploaded and the woman in the photo, she apparently visited church on ash wednesday when members of the catholic church receive a mark on their forehead as a sign of
how ironic. and spanish taxi drivers took to the streets in madrid to protest drive share companies like uber. it's not allowed in spain. but regulation is expected to loosen loosen. and the miami fraternal police plan to boycott beyonce's concert and urge others to do the same. this is in response to controversial super bowl half time performance and video. and telescope will cover 100 times the view of the hubble. this will allow astronomers to have a much wider view of space. and police in england today are calling on the public's help to catch two thieves. they were caught on security cam last week and look what they're doing.
there, done, totally passed out. they got away with a gold rolex watch worth nearly $22,000. scotland yard is hoping this footage will lead to their capture. >> and what can they do with it? can they easily sell it? >> pawn shops, bill karins. pawn shops. i don't know if it's worth all of that though. the body of justice antonin scalia will lie in repose in the great hall. president obama will go to pay his respects. and happy birthday on this friday, the singer seal turns 53 years old. and jeff daniels is 61, and motown legend, smokey robinson turns 76.
much for watching "early today."got you covered. this is today in iowa." now on today in iowa: passengers tell us what happened as a plane has to make an emergency landing in eastern iowa. plus, a deadly construction accident. a generator falls from a crane as it's being lowered. and one day, two states on the line. democrats and republicans country this morning -- making their final pitch before voters have their say tomorrow. i'm jerry gallagher. let's check on your weather now with storm track 7 meteorologist eileen loan. good morning. good friday morning. it is going to be a very windy day here across eastern iowa. a wind advisory is in effect today for the entire kwwl viewing area, with gusts to near 50 mph.