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>> i won't let people die on the streets -- let me talk. >> explain away. >> i now you're embarrassed, keep swinging for the fences. >> yeah. things got hot in houston last night where marco rubio and ted cruz got the memo about going after trump but is it too late to stop him? plus another mass shooting in america. this time four people are dead. more than a dozen injured after a single gunman goes on the attack at multiple locations near wichita. it is 5:30 on the east coast, 2:30 out west. this is "way too early." >> good morning, everyone. it is friday, february 26th, i'm alex witt and we begin with this breaking news out of kansas this morning. where a shooting spree has left four people including the gunman dead.
another 14 were injured. the series of shootings took place in hesston, kansas, which is about 30 milesç or so northf wichita. the shootings began around 5:00 p.m. local time. the gunman was in a car when he shot one man on the street and another person near an intersection. he was reportedly armed with an assault style long gun and a pistol. the shooting spree culminated at excel industry, that's a lawn care company where the gunman worked and where 15 people were shot. >> all i know is i see people running and so i'm assuming fire. and so i take a few steps and i hear, pop, pop, i thought the paint cans or something was going up. more people running, all of a sudden, pop, pop, pop. i started to r=r+unesr @&h(lc% >> shooting at random. and he came out, you know, he was following people out the back. and i thought he was going to shoot me. so i ran.
>> now according to the harvey county county's office, five people died. and the gunman was killed by a responding officer. hours after the shooting police and a s.w.a.t. team surrounded the home of the gunman. the sheriff's office says authorities initiallyç believea roommate may have been inside the home but after securing the search warrant officers found no one inside. right now we are awaiting the word to confirm the name of the gunman. we'll bring you more on this story with a live report later on in the show. after three straight double digit election night victories for donald trump, rival candidates threw everything they could at the front-runner last night as republican hopefuls met for a fierce tenth debate in texas where marco rubio led the attack. rubio pounced on trump at the out set and did not let up. challenging trump as a hypocrite on immigration and trade. >> if he builds the wall the way he built trump towers he'll be using illegal immigrant labor to do it.
>> such a cute sound bite. >> about the trade war, i don't understand because your ties around the clothes you make is in mexico and china you're starting a trade war against your own ties and suits. why don't you make them in america? >> devalue the currency -- >> make them in america. >> it makes it -- well, you don't know a thing about business. they devalue their currencies to such an extent that our businesses cannot competeç wit them. our workers lose their -- >> so you make them in china and in russia. >> you're a lousy -- >> i don't know anything about bankrupting four companies. >> here's a guy that buys a house for $179,000 he sells it to a lobbyist who's probably here for $380,000 and then legislation is passed. you tell me about this guy. this is what we're going to have as president? >> inherited $200 million, if he hadn't inherited $200 million do you know where donald trump would be right now? selling watches. >> no, no. i took $1 million and i turned
it into $10 billion. i borrowed $1 million -- >> let's your returns -- >> he doesn't make that much money. >> they went on it on brokering peace in israel, and trump said he wouldn't take sides but he's pro israel. >> there's nothing i would rather do than to bring peace to israel and its neighbors generally. i think it serves no purpose to say that you have a good guy and a bad guy. it does don't any good to start demeaningç the neighbors. >> i don't know if donald realizes this, but the position you take is an anti-israel position. >> i can't do that as well as a negotiator if i'm taking big sides with that being said i'm totally pro israel. >> i'm no going to say, i'm not either side. i'm on a side. i will be on israel's side every single day because they are the only pro american, free enterprise democracy in the entire middle east. >> i'm a negotiator. i have done very well over the years through negotiation. it's very important that we do
that. in all fairness, marco is not a negotiator. i watched him melt down and i'll tell you it was one of the saddest things i have ever seen. he's not going down. >> you think the palestinian is a real estate deal. >> these people may be tougher than chris christie. >> palestinian is not a real estate deal. not a real estate deal. a deal is not a deal when you're dealing with terrorist. have you ever negotiated with a terrorist? >> you are not a negotiator. you will never bring peace -- >> donald might bring -- to the palestinian areas, but this not a real estate deal. >> senator -- >> heç won't be able to do it. >> well, mitt romney's fight with donald trump over his taxes continued online and extended into the debate. as trump called romney a dope and tweeted a photo of him with signing a recent tax return isn't as ridiculous? he added why didn't mitt romney
just endorse marco rubio already? should have done it before new hampshire or nevada where he had a little sway. too late now. romney said me think donald doth protest him too much. and donald took him on in the debate. >> mitt romney didn't file his return until september 21st of 2012, about a month and a half before the election. and it cost him big. >> romney said that trump was mistaken, and he had released two years of back taxes early in the primary process. but trump says he cannot do the same. >> as far as my return, i want to file it. except for many years i have been audited every year. 12 years or something like that. every year they audit me,ç aud me, audit me. i will absolutely give me return but i'm being audited now for two or three years so i can't do it until the audit is finished. obviously. i think people would understand that. >> donald says he's being
audited. i would think it underscores the need to release the forms. if something is fraudulent the voters need to know. >> ted cruz has released five years of tax returns said he'll release two more years today as will rubio. if all the attention seemed to focus on trump last night it did not go unnoticed. >> are you going to ask anybody else a question? what am i? every single question comes to me. >> mr. trump -- >> i know i'm good for the ratings but it's ridiculous. >> let me finish because i don't get to talk that much. can someone attack me? >> trump talked more than ten minutes more than the other candidates. cruz got 20 minutes and john kasich spoke for 17 1/2 and rubio got 16:48. the leastç speaking time went ben carson who was heard from for just 10 minutes and 15
seconds. a day after hillary clinton was interrupted by a black lives matter activist, the democratic front-runner responded, a young lady ashley williams held up a banner we have to bring them to heel and asked them why she called black youth super predators in a speech in the 0 19090s. she said i was talking about the violent crime that vicious cartels were having across this country and the particular danger they pose to children and families. i would not use those words today. well, those comments came on a day in which joe and mika sat down with secretary clinton for a wide ranging interview ahead of south carolina's primary. and here she is talking about calls for her to release the transcripts of her paid speeches on wall street. >> the real question underneath this is okay, if you take money from wall street, can you regulate wall street? >> right. >> well, barack obama took more
money from wall street than any candidate who's ever run for president. turned around, pass and signed the dodd-frank bill. so i think you should be judged on what you've done. >> and is actually -- >> i'd be more than happy to put my record against bernie sanders. if you look at what caused the great recession a bill he voted for in 2000 had a greater impact than most of the talk that we're now doing. so let's get everybody out on the same field. i feel like, you know, i don't mind being responsive. i don't mind answering questions but at some point i want everybody to have to answer. >> right. i respect that call. can you assure the american people that you didn't say anything in the speeches that would undermine your promise to be tough on wall street? >> absolutely. absolutely. >> and big banks. >> absolutely. >> you're going to want to catch joe and mika's full sit down interview with hillary clinton on "morning joe." "the new york times" editorial bore board who have endorsed clinton in the
democratic primary are joining the calls for her to release the transcripts of the paid speeches to wall street. she said everybodyç does it isn excuse expected from a mischievous child not a presidential candidate. her opponent bernie sanders seized the moment in an interview with chris matthews. >> i have talked about the fact that hillary clinton has received many millions of dollars from wall street for her campaign and for her super pac. she's received very large speakers fees from goldman sachs. i think those are important issues and by the way i agree with "the new york times" editorial. they urged secretary clinton to release the transcripts of the speeches she gave behind closed doors to wall street. >> well, nevadaárñi governor br sandoval took himself out of the running for the politically charged vacancy on the supreme court yesterday. less than 24 hours after his name surfaced as a a potential nominee, he issued a brief statement saying that while he was grateful to be mentioned he does not want to be considered.
the issue made its way to the campaign trail earlier in the day. hillary clinton exprelsed concern about the concern of a sandoval nomination saying she hoped the president would pick a true progressive. >> andç i'm deeply disappointe that the senate of the united states has said sight unseen we're not going to consider anybody you send. now, there's been some talk that maybe the president would nominate the republican governor of nevada. now, i love nevada, especially after last weekend i really love nevada and i know the governor has done some good things but i sure hope the president chooses a true progressive. who will stand up for the values and the interests of the people of this country who understands that you need to protect the right to vote of a person. not the right of a corporation to buy an election. >> well the president will meet with senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and senate
judiciary committee chairman chuck grassley. this will happen on tuesday. and meanwhile in washington, lindsey graham who is teeing off on the remaining field during the roast last night and one of his fellow senators in particular. >> you have come a long way in 72 years. 72 years ago, a woman could not be part of the american experience.ç if you don't vote, that's coming back in 2017. well, look how far you have come. the most dishonest person in america is a woman. who's about to be president. how could that be? my party is going [ bleep ] crazy. we don't win this election, when are we ever going to win one? that's not meant to be funny. a good republican would defend ted cruz after tonight. that ain't happening.
[ laughter ] if you kill ted cruz on the floor of the senate, and the trial was in the senate, nobody could convict you. >> okay. still ahead on "way too early," the johnny manziel domestic violence allegations are headed to a grand jury and much more on that mass shooting in kansas. nbc news has just confirmed tho gunman's name is cedric larry ford. former congresswoman gabby gifford said this is not the america we strive for. #hesston. we'll be right back.
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got in his way. >> most of our colleagues went down in there. >> yeah. >> like my good friend d.j. he got shot right in the leg. >> no. >> yeah, he did. and i know a couple people they said passed away in there. >> and we continue to follow the latest on this breaking news. it's out of hesston, kansas, where the shooting spree left four people dead including the gunman who has been identified as cedric larry ford. another 14 have been injured. we are told that he was an employee at the excel industries and after shooting someone from a car at an intersection and shooting another person dead at that intersection, he went to his workplace, excel industries. we are told that three of the victims that have passed are from excel industries. the motive is unclear at this point. but again, asç we have reporte authorities did shoot him dead as a result of this carnage. so we'll keep a very close eye
on this story for you and let you know more in terms of a motive and other news as soon as we get it. let's move to sports a grand jury will decide whether to charge johnny manziel on allegations he attacked his ex-girlfriend after initially closing the investigation for apparent lack of evidence. dallas police have asked the dallas county d.a.'s office to present the case to the local grand jury. if charged, manziel can face a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a $4,000 fine. manziel's accuser, colleen crowley, was granted a protective order after filing an affidavit detailing her account of the january 29th incident. in it, she says manziel had been physically with her, grabbing her by the hair, trying to throw her in a car and then hitting her with an open hand. manziel reportedly agreed to the protective order, forbidding him from seeing crowley for two years and paid her attorney's fees of $12,500. neither manziel or his attorney made a public çstatement.
meanwhile, his agent and marketing agency have both dropped him and the browns have indicated they plan to cut ties with the quarterback. let's turn now to some rule changes in major league baseball as yesterday the league announced that it has banned takeout slides to break up potential double plays. the runner must now make contact with the ground ahead of the base. and additionally the league introduced a 30 second clock for mound visits by coaches, between the inning breaks being reduced by 20 seconds. finally, let's go to the nba. the warriors steph curry needed to make one three-pointer last night to set a new nba record of 128 consecutive regular season games with a three-point shot.ñ' but you know just for good measure, he sank ten. show off. there you go. although we do love that. among the one you saw that was a half court shot at the buzzer. he racked up 51 points in the game.
and that dude is unreal. >> we don't get to see him that much on the east coast. really annoying because the games are so late. >> i know. not time appropriate. >> if he was here in new york we'd be like the greatest thing in the city. >> well, get to go play the knicks. sold out right there. winter has returned, and in areas of the east we did get some snow last night. you may wake up to a dusting on the car, especially in new york, pennsylvania, and also near any of the great lakes. windchills are cold. this is the coldest it will be for a while.
13 in detroit is not too bad, but buffalo at 4, syracuse at 6. burlington at 8. big cities at 20s. you need to bundle up yourself and the kids with the winter gear. the hat, the glove, even the scarves. as far as the snow goes we have had a couple of bands of snow that made it into connecticut and massachusetts. around pittsburgh we have numerous areas of snow. in buffalo, a band of snow is shifting southwards over the city now. a quick half inch to an inch there. other areas not quite as bad. that's it. we won't see a lot of snowy
weather in the future. now we're headed to march next week we will see the big warm-ups. we're at 60 today in montana. much of the west is about 10 to 20 degrees above normal. u is headed across the nation. this is nice. as cold as it is this morning, it will be this afternoon in the eastern half of the country we are going to warm it up. near record if not record high, we have a shot of 60 degrees in minnesota at the end of february. that doesn't happen often. whatever snow that
is son the ground will be melted quickly. 71 in denver. and watching the east, we raised the temperatures from saturday into sunday by about 10 to 15 degrees. 62 in d.c. the mid-atlantic looks great on saturday. new england not bad in the 50s. and alex, it gets interesting on tuesday and wednesday, we will see a storm in the middle of the country and of course tuesday is super tuesday and it looks like we could be dealing with severe weather. texas, louisiana and arkansas. of course texas, oklahoma and
arkansas are all voting on tuesday for super tuesday. so we'll watch that. >> that could be trouble. >> it could be. it's one of storm systems where a line of severe storms will go through and it will interrupt people for an hour or so. >> i'm confused by february. i mean, the two weeks ago we were so cold.ç >> i know. >> i walked outside of my house wearing a sweatshirt and by the time i get to the car i thought this is not good. >> when we look back on this winter, in many parts of the country we caught a break. still ahead, the one thing during last night's debate that you couldn't unsee once you saw it. plus -- >>'d like to welcome a special guest tonight. ladies and gentlemen, the 41st president of the united states, george herbert walker bush, and former first lady barbara bush. >> there you go. a salute to a former president, george h.w. bush gets a standing ovation last night, which happened on his home turf in houston.
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here's guy who inherited $200 million. if he hadn't inherited $200 million do you know where donall trump would be right now? selling watches -- >> oh, well that was just one of marco rubio's zingers from last night's republican debate in houston. now his campaign is doing a bit of merchandising off that line,
selling this busted rolex watch for ten bucks calling it the trump watch. the post says you won't get the watch, but that $10 donation will help rubio quote stop him. and did you notice the giant elephant in the room? twitter did. the logo behind the candidates made us want a hot dog. here is esquire talking about the neon hot dog behind ted cruz there. some people prefer mustard with their franks so twitter had this photo as well. and let's not leave out senator rubio because he likes his hot dogs with relish. yep. and final lip this morning, tom brady channeled his inner lion king yesterday, posting a video re-enacting a scene from the disney classic with his dog fluffy. ♪ ♪
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excuse me. we are going to take those people and those people are going to be serviced by doctors and hospitals, we'll make great deals on it but we won't let them die if the streets. >> who pays for it? >> gentlemen, please -- >> wolf, it to clarify this. this is the republican debate because that attack about letting people die in the street if the government doesn't support them -- >> i'm having fun up here tonight, i have to tell you. >> thank you for the book, appreciate it. >> donald, relax. >> i'm relaxed. you're the basket case. don't get nervous. go ahead.