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this is al jazeera america, i'm randall pinkston in new york with a look at the top stories. 34 killed when a car bomb goes off in a square in kabul. no one claiming responsibilitiesies. >> i'll campaign as long and hard as it takes. it could be the last stand for marco rubio. it is win or stay home in the
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rich primary on tuesday. one of marco rubio's biggest obstacles - donald trump, whose popularity grows, despite a distring of divisive -- string of divisive comments. coming up, the trump effect, the topic of "the week ahead". we begin this evening with a deadly bombing in turkey, a core bomb on the streets of ankara, 34 killed, 125 more wounded. turkish government officials believing militants carried out the attack. so far there's no claim of responsibility. paul brennan has more. >> the bombers targeted an area of a park and a care. an area comprise ing
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a bus station, commercial center and gardens, timed to strike at the crowds. there were chaotic scenes in the aftermath. in a statement the government's office says the blast was caused by a car bomb. other reports suggested it was a suicide attack. the prime minister convened an emergency security meeting. the area is close to government buildings. a fleet of ambulances treated many victims, fire crews brought in to douse the flames and deal with the wreckage of vehicles caught up in the blast. a bus was destroyed. >> there was a woman sitting behind me. her seat blew away. something hit me here, and pierced through. there was a car, a black car. five or six died in the bus.
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the neck of one severed. something pierced me through here. i have one in my arm. >> turkey has been hit by a spate of attacks since the middle of last year. last month 29 people, mainly military personnel, were killed in a suicide car bomb attack which was claimed by a group calling itself the kurdistan freedom fulcans. in a gesture, the pro-kurdish htp party condemned the attack and expressed condolences for the victims, sunday's attack coming two days after the embassy issued a warning for ankara, asking citizens to avoid specific areas of the city. the area of the blast has been sealed off by large numbers of police and security forces. a major investigation is under way, including detailled forensic examination. al-qaeda in maghreb is claiming responsibility for an attack at a resort in the ivory coast, several gunmen opened fire on beach-goers killing 14. al-qaeda claimed responsibility for that attack, the third of its kind since november.
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we have more from neighbouring nigeria. >> the gunmen were apparently roaming on the beach. it's not clear how they penetrated the hotels, whether they just walked in. these are the questions to be asked of the government and security services. the ivory coast has manage d to rebuild its image since the 2010-2011 post-election violence semicivil war. we have seen a huge return of ivorian people to the ivory coast, people coming back. just last week ivory coast was named as the best investment destination in west africa. and, of course, as we know from the attack, it's a popular destination, a popular tourist destination. people will be asking about the preparedness of the hotels,
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was, givem the geographical location of countries like mali, and burkina faso, were the security forces on alert for something like this or not. these are questions that will be asked. it's a concern for many people in improvement your, and the region, people can wonder if they'll experience other attacks in the region. >> now, witnesses describe the now to the race for the white house. here is what is at stake on tuesday in both democratic and republican primaries and caucuses. florida, illinois, missouri, ohio. and g.o.p. in northern marianas. there's 691 for democrats, 367 for republicans. for marco rubio, it's a must win in florida, or he may have to call it quits. and robert ray have is in orlando, you see you nodded to
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that. >> rory mcilrmarco rubio walked stage, he's trying to keep up hope. >> reporter: a weekend to remember, far towel the wrong reasons. voters, protesters and candidates pulling out political tricks and analysts. take no prisoners, in what may be a decisive moment in the 2016 election. >> i will campaign as long and hard as it takes. we'll two to the white house and win the nomination. donald trump could be unbeatable come wednesday night. >> millions of additional people will vote. it's not for marco. it's for us. if the latest numbers are accurate. that looks to be the case. a cbs news poll shows donald trump leading with 44% of the voters, ted cruz with half of that. marco rubio, in his home state, polling at 21%.
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ohio governor john kasich out of the picture at 9%. >> i think i'm not going anywhere, i'll just stay here. >> in ohio, another winner take all state with 66 delegates to donald trump and john kasich are deadlocked at 33%. and cruz is running short at 27%. and marco rubio barely registering at 5%. >> we have to get it. america needs it now. >> reporter: despite literally criss-crossing the state, senator marco rubio has not had much progress. he is well-known in the miami area, but across the rest of the sprawling state his political base and machine are average at best. meanwhile, bernie sanders pressures hillary clinton. but is polling behind the
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secretary of state in florida and ohio, the two that would yield the most delegates in the run-up to the convention and nomination. >> i know we can have good jobs with rising incomes again. join me, make it happen. let's work together. thank you so much. rub on the stage behind -- marco rubio on the stage behind asking for as much help as they can give. these people have been cold calling across the state. and marco rubio needs all the help. donald trump way ahead, and i talked to a few volunteers today, and interestingly enough, one of the gentlemen said "i called about 400 people. and half the people are leaping towards donald trump in the primary, and i said what are they saying as to why", and they
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say most say trump can shake it up. marco rubio is in deep trouble. >> robert. remarkable that he is getting support, marco rubio, in his home state where he was elected to the united states senate. we'll check in later for more. >> now to donald trump, who said he may foot legal bills for a 78-year-old supporter. john mcgraw pumped a protestor in the face. a demonstrator may have provoked the suspect. >> he was sticking a certain finger up in the air. >> and that is a terrible thing to do in front of somebody that, frankly, wants to see america made great again. i don't condone the violence or what he did, but... >> it's possible you could help him with legal fees if this man needs it. >> i've actually structed my people to look into it, yes
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rehabilitation eem jones was the -- rehabilitation im jones was punched. he said his group went, intending to observe. he said someone in the crowd cursed at him and his group. and within seconds they were being escorted out. >> donald trump was back in illinois. the republican front-runner spoke in blooming tonne, 2.5 hours south of the windy city. as reported, the difference was like night and day. >> do we love illinois, we love illinois. >> donald trump at his rally, said it was the make-up rally for the one cancelled in chicago on security concerns. scuffles broke out there when thousands of supporters scared off against thousands of protesters. >> they showed up at, like, the same time. it was totally organized trouble
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maker. trump supporter betty was in was in bloomington and chicago. >> i didn't like it. i didn't like it at all. it was very scary, and i think that they shut down our right to hear him speak she saw a more sympathetic crowd here in more conservative rural downstate illinois, and this time a few dozen trump critics stood in the rain. >> i hoped it wouldn't get so violent here. we just don't want his values in our area. and in what's become a trump rally ritual protesters south out and down by the crowd and were mocked by trump. >> get them out of here, get them out. and led away. [ chants ] >> there seemed to be a lot of what was taking place, people trying to get their name out there, their face, their word out. >> reporter: matt said he had a serious reason for coming here, and this is it, the mitsubishi
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plant closed last fall, putting him and 1300 others out of work. they moved the operations to south-east asia. >> other countries sucking away our money, jobs, you close down your factories and manufacturing plants, and we are going to stop and keep our business here trump hit out at the usual targets. unfairness by the media. a promise to make better trade deals and build up the military, and ripped into illegal immigration, pulling a young man on staining wearing a t-shirt which red legal immigrant for trump. trump alluded to a desire to ban muslims entering the country, by reading a poem called a snake, a woman that takes in a wounded snake and nurses it back to health. instead of saying thank you that snake gave her a vicious bite.
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back in chicago, there's no plans yet to reschedule the cancelled rally. the latest poll much cook county republicans puts trump in a third, but it's downstate voters that gave him a statewide lead and he hopes victory in the tuesday primary looking forward to the summer. there's concerns about protests in cleveland, particularly if no party locks up a nomination. patricia sabga is live for us in cleveland. how is the si preparing for the possibility of unrest. city leaders are preparing for protests. some are concerned is
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uncertainty growses tensions here could rise. >> this is the cleveland city leaders want the world to see. when the republican convention comes to town in july. >> we can showcase a city that can come back, that can take a punch and knows how to reinvent itself. >> reinvent through new businesses, a bombing heart scene and the return of an nba superstar. >> we have transformed. we think it's a great story to tell. >> but another story may steal the spotlight this summer with divisions in cleveland and across the country over issues like race, police, poverty and politics >> here is a guy throwing punches, nasty as hell when we are talking. >> it's hot and heavy. people want to be angry. >> activist protested outside a rally, saying they'll lead more compensations and expect they'll
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-- convention and spects they'll grow as the anti-trump movement intensifies. >> we want people to be safe and expression our constitutional right. which is the freedom of speech. >> others struggled to strike the balance at post conventions. cleveland says their city will do its best. >> if you break the law, you should be arrested. because you are roasted doesn't -- arrested, does not mean you have to stay in gale until after the convention is over with. >> cleveland officials are preparing for thousands of protesters, and 5,000 delegates and alternates that arrived at the arena in july. some say they are worried as tensions rise, that it could boil over in cleveland. especially if there's no clear front-runner after the primaries, which means the convention could be contested. >> now the convention gets
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longer, hours get longer and the tension grows on the inside venue, but outside the venue, i don't think anyone is prepared for that. >> convention organizers say they will be. >> when you put on a 50,000 person plus event, we plan for a lot of contingencies, the possibility of a contested or open convention is one of those. >> all of city council is a failure. >> activists worry with or without a contested convention, security and demonstrators could clash, as they did in protests over the acquittal of a police officer in the death of two unarmed people. >> that is a worry. that's when people are hurt, or incarcerated, wrongly incarcerated. >> some of the things you put in place is money. >> the city is giving police special training, coordinating
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with federal counter-terrorism units and looking to by riot gear. >> city officials are trying to find the balance between protecting public safety and the right to free speech. what do you think about that? >> it's a great public relations statement. in fact, the city's number one, and their soul concern, is to have a convention that makes the attendees happy . >> this arena is surrounded by a number of streets, a concern that activists have is they won't be allowed on to the streets when the convention starts. they want to get cheese enough to t delegates to make voices heard. we reached out to the mayor's office and the police department to talk about their plans for the protests, but they do not want to comment at this time. thank you patricia sabga in cleveland. in a few minutes, a look at "the week ahead". presidential candidate donald trump and race, as we head to a big week of primaries, what is
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behind the visible and sometimes violent racism among some of trump's supporters. tonight at 8:30 eastern the war in syria lasted now for five years. [ gunfire ] and there is no end in sight. next - we ask the question - will the peace talks really make a difference. and later - lingering questions about a fatal crab at the it diter odd, the world's largest dog sled race.iditerod, the wor dog sled race.
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tuesday marks five years since the beginning of syria's civil war, a war with no end in sight that left the country shattered. according to the syrian observatory for human rights. 270,000 have been killed since the war began, 80,000 civilians, 13,500 children. the united nations estimates 13.5 million people have been displaced from their homes, with 4.7 million fleeing the country. the numbers are estimates because of restricted a.b.c. to the war zone. the actual account is feared to be higher. james bays has the latest on talks under way in geneva. >> hours before the syria talks were due to start in geneva. u.s. secretary of state john kerry was in paris meeting with some of his european counterparts. he told reporters the cessation of hostilities in place for over two weeks had significantly reduced violence, but one side
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was not fully complying. the syrian people support the cessation of hostilities, because it made their lives better. to date, the single biggest violator of that, buy allegation, is the bashar al-assad regime. >> he hit out at the syrian prime minister. who at a news conference in damascus said there could be no negotiation about the role of president bashar al-assad. witness, the prime minister of syria trying to disrupt the process, sending a message of te terrence. the comments made as support of a high negotiating committee. >> we want to see an end to the
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bloodshed in syria. we hope that we see a serious partner. >> what is special about the talks is that de-mistura is going to get to the substantive issues. who is going to be in a substantive government. taking us to the key issue of bashar al-assad, and those around him. on that, it seems no one is prepared to compromise. joining us now from oklahoma, is joshua landers, thank you for joining us. we heard a report from james bays, the u.n. envoy wanting to focus on substantive issues, including who would lead. the deputy perform saying no discussion about bashar al-assad, so what do you expect
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from peace talks. we think it will be hooked pup on this. the bashar al-assad is confident. russians are backing it up. he's under no pressure to lead the country, the opposition insisting that he has to say when he steps down and begin to have a transition government with new people in. it looks unlikely that will happen, as long as the russian aircraft and power supports the regime. and they are conquering more territory every week. >> russia holds the winning cards here so far. correct. by the way, what is iran's role in this conflict? >> russia holds the cards. when russia sustained into the syrian battlefield president obama said that the united
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states does not intend to fight a proxy war with russia for syria. that was a clear balance much statement. president obama will let russia have syria, in essence. of course, john kerry, secretary of state john kerry put a tonne of pressure on the russians to come to the ceasefire. so far it's worked. everyone is astounded to the extent how it will be built on is the big question. >> what about iran, they are players if only on the outer per. >>er, correct. >> they are players. they have been killed. he supported hezbollah and militias to fight in syria, iran
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is a key player, letting russia take the lead. there's debate about whether iran's nose is out of joint. iran is a major player. they are all in. at least they are largely in. >> with respect to weapons, the ceasefire is providing an opportunity for all of the warring factions to take a pause and get some more weapons, more armaments. >> absolutely. the syrian regime - it termed and they've been trying to capture as much of the boarder as they could. so they surrounded the rebels and placed them under siege
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webbingened them. saudi arabia in particular said that she's going do that. they are not going to stand by whale the russians have their way. this is a pause. and we'll see whether kerry and lavrov can come to an understanding in this period here. >> so the talks resume tomorrow. joshua, director at the center of middle east studies, thank you for joining us. >> it's a pleasure donald trump has, perhaps, redefined the way political campaigns are run in america. >> so if you see someone getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them would you, seriously. >> next, trump... >> i promise i will pay for the legal fees. trump's apparent appeal to some racist. the topic of "the week ahead". complz
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>> our american story is written everyday. it's not always pretty, but it's real... and we show you like no-one else can. this is our american story. this is america tonight. welcome back to al jazeera america, here is a look at the top stories, turkish government officials blame turkish militants for a car bomb explosion that killed 34 in ankara, 125 more were wounded in an attack at a crowded bus station. the pro-kurdish political party condemned the deadly bombing. gunmen shot and killed 14 people on sunday. the attackers apparently
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targeted beach-goers at three hotels. security forces killed six of the assailants. it's a popular destinations for locals and tourists to the ivory coast donald trump says he is thinking about paying legal fees for a supporter who has been charged with assault. the supporter punched a protestor during a rally. trump says he does not condone violence, but has been told that the demonstrator may have been giving people the finger. it is sunday night and time for a look at the week ahead. tuesday, voters in five states will cast ballots in presidential primaries, in the republican race donald trump is leading in four states, florida, illinois, and north carolina. in some polls he's leading by 23 points. his meteoric rise caught pollsters by surprise, in light of course language used as he
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wages war against what he and his followers see as political sworn 27 march. the more controversial trump's opinions are, the more this support grows, trump insist he is not racist regardless how comments are perceived. if he receives reports, private views may not matter. david shuster reports. >> reporter: the anger expressed by donald trump supporters reached a boiling point this week. a protest escorted from a north carolina rally was sucker punched. the assailant. john mcgraw, a 78-year-old white man was arrested and unapologetic. >> reporter: so he deserved it? >> every bit of it. >> reporter: what was it. >> yes, he deserved it. the next time we see him, we might have to kill him. >> reporter: the victim rehabilitation each jones -- rakeen jones is a black
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african-american man. it's not the first time a protestor has been forced out. in kentucky, a mob keering for her. in las vegas, the shouts included this. >> light the [ bleep ] on fire. >> reporter: trump regularly urges supporters not to hurt protesters, but critics say the statements are half-heart at best. especially since making several remarks at his rally. >> these guys were screaming. i don't know roughed up. perhaps he should. >> on one occasion he offered to pay the fees of someone arrested. >> if you see anyone ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, seriously. i promise, i will pay for the legal fees, i promise. >> reporter: critics say he's doing little to quell open
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hostility among followers. >> we have a problem, muslims. we know our current president is one. >> reporter: trump shrugged off comments where his name infolked. like a high school basketball game where students taunted opponents with pictures ever trump and chants of build a wall. >> there has been incidents of white kids at basketball games holding signs at teams with hispanic kids on saying we'll build a wall to keep you out. are you proud of that. is this something you have down, in american, political and social discourse. >> well, i think your question is a nasty question. i'm not proud of it, i didn't hear of it. >> reporter: some journalists calmed trump a racist. but his opponents on the democratic side refused to go that far. asked point back whether they tink donald trump is a racist.
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hillary clinton and bernie sanders gave less than direct answers. >> his rhettor hick, his demagoguery. trafficking in prejudice and paranoia has no place in the political system. >> my dad was born in poland. i know about the immigrant experience, a little. no one asked me for my birth ser stiff kapt. maybe it has something to do with the colour of my skin. >> reporter: until trump speaks out about comments like these... >> what do you like about it. >> knocking the hell out of the big mouth. >> and action like this... ..we may see this behaviour continue joining me in the studio is dante, the executive director of million hoodies movement for justice. we have shaun king from atlanta, senior justice writer at new
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york daily news, and a former skin healed and author of my life after hate. what sort of message would you say trump is delivering at his rallies? >> i really thing it's a white supremist message, and white supremacists love donald trump publicly, privately, and donald trump overtly is referencing wanting to go back to the good old days of america. when he says that, those are really dog whistles for racism, wanting to go back to prior times. to me he is appealing to the ugliest aspects of our country's history. he's a professional speaker. he speaks all around the world. he chooses words wisely, and when you call him out on these things, he refuses to back down. >> let me ask you this question.
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can you give me one or two examples of what you see as donald trump speaking to white susan rem say. >> absolutely, i can give you a laundry list. there are two instances that stand out to me. first and foremost, again, the constant references of going back to the good old days, or prior time in american history, when you push trump ror on that and say what time in american history are you talking about, he won't answer. we know when we go back prior time, it's ugly. but i think greater than that, he staked his entire campaign on being ugly towards latinos, comparing them to race. >>, and his campaign catapulted when he said he wanted to ban
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muslims. he said it's not popular. he's popular because of it. he has no substantive proposals, no brilliant plans that he has put out there. it's ugly. >> thank you mr king. let's come to our city now. do you think - and perhaps he's addressed this. do you think that it is trump's message that triggers violence or the violence that triggered as a result of the message. why do you see that? >> two things, first, trump's message is violence. where as mentioned, that the fact that he is using that rhetoric to isolate muslims and black folks, that is violent and being able to demonstrate different protesters, that the lives don't matter. but second - i don't necessarily think that this moment in particular is so significant. if we look back 10 years ago,
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when president obama was elected as president. this has been a manifestation of hatred towards black obama, as the president of the united states, and so when we have seen every type of situation from the impression. pushing back on policies. when president obama wants to lead health care and something else, it's in this moment. if we look back further, when president obama was running for president, and trump was saying hey, where is your birth certificate. there was no conservative on the end. really deming that language or rhetoric. >> we have to say that john mccain did, during the campaign, when people stood up and said that... >> he has been against donald trump in this case today. for the large majority of those folks that are right now... condemning donald trump now,
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where were they 10 years ago. let's talk to arno. who is - some years ago, she would have been one. people at a donald trump rally when you were a skinhead. i want to get your insight into what trump's supporters are thinking now, based on what you were thinking years ago. first, let's take a look and listen at the comments. >> i think his willingness to speak out and speak his mind. was very important. >> i like it when i hear someone that will tell me what they are feeling and thinking. >> he doesn't care what people think. >> he is honest. i like his roughness. >> he speaks his mind. you accept it or you don't. >> he says what i'm thinking okay. i'll guess that none of trump's supporters will say that they are racist. thinking back to the days when you might have been one of the
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supporters, can you explain the attraction? >> i think the appeal of trump to many supporters is that he cultivates their own sense of victim hood, and the feeling of victim hood, the feeling of being oppressed is essential to the white supremist narrative. and from everything he's talking about, countries taken away from us, and the evil muslims are coming to get us, is adding fuel to the fire of fear. that is driving people in his direction. while he is doing it. watching it. how it is, how he will rough people up, and build a wham, and stop muslims from coming in, as shaun pointed out. there's no substance policy wise. saying all kinds of ridiculous things that the republicans
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agree are not feasible. but for a white supremist, that is an appealing message. >> tell me this, as a point of reality, why do they feel victimized. what is it. what - okay, so everyone's wages have not been going up. that is not just white people. that is everybody. why do they feel so much more victimized. >> it's interesting that feelings of oppression is behind all this behaviour. not only from trump's supporters, but from the detractors, and whether or not the oppression is deemed valid is deemed real, back when i was in the movement i would have said white people are oppressed. there's a genocide against us, and the world is against us. that paranoia is essential to
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what is happening here. it's the feeling of victim hood, the illusion of persecution, and it's a common response. when people who have been in that position of power for centuries, when those marginalized achieve positions of power, no better example are no better than president obama, it's a typical reaction for less educated people. who have an myopia about what happened in this country and around the world. for them to feel oppressed and the rights are taken away. even though really all that is happening is people that haven't had rights are obtaining rights after a long time. >> on that point. i want to go to you shaun king. with this idea, and maybe it's a bit of a devil's advocate
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question. so we see anti-trump protesters showing up at the rallies, getting in the face of supporters. i mean, what is it... not necessarily that. >> i think you get to what i'm saying, what i'm getting to. do the protesters, do the anti-hunt protesters bear any responsibility for the violence that erupts. >> no. the country is bounded on the protests. it's what the soldiers and military fights for. it's a fundamental rite of americans to do it. donald trump has consistently mischaracterized what the protesters have done. the young lady was a sweet woman who was not in anyone's face, was not allowed, and she was shoved and pushed.
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rakim jones never got in anyone's face in new orleans, and in particularly the man who assaulted him came all the way down an aisle to punch hi.. he was never in his case. >> trump claimed he was raising a finger. >> people is flipped the bird all the time. it's not something i do. but john mccrow was assaulted, arrested with that. trump had a chance to denounce it, instead he offered to pay legal fees, something that would cause people to feel empowered by trump. we've never seen anything like this in american history. it's certainly something putting the republican party in a spot. here is something said by mitch mcconnell after donald trump was
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endorsed by david duke from the ku klux klan. >> donald trump's endorsement of k.k.k. david duke has nothing to do with the sentiments of republicans in the united states senate. >> it's interesting to hear the senate majority leader kog rsh, who seven -- mitch mcconnell, who seven years ago announced he'd make sure that the newly elected president was not going to succeed. maybe because president obama had brown eyes or was a liberal. who knows what the rational was at the time. we know he's an african american president. and mitch mcconnell is carrying out his while to do what he can, but he condemns donald trump for
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initially accepting or then regging the endorsement of david duke. >> i think this is built on two things, right. one because of the obama coalition. comments about boyer. we have an emergency majority of black folks, the same focus organising to shut donald trump down. they are building in demographic shifts. we have the obama coalition building political power. there's a fight for political power now. second, i think, to right now we are seeing a split in the party. now we'll see what type of parties may emerge out of donald trump type of organization, or
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the traditional establishment candidates. but i would even go further saying we should be concerned about ted cruz. ted cruz and donald trump are in the same ad logical category, if not careful. we can see a dangerous country going forward. to you, when we look at the donald trump phenomenon. to some it brings to mind a politician named george wallace, who seemed to organise his plate call movement around white rage. would you agree with that? >> i ning -- think trump's message is founded on white supremist activity. what happened in chicago pretty
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much sealed the nomination for donald trump, and it was definitely what he was trying to provoke, he wanted to see violence and conflict. and that feeds that narrative that white people are under assault, and that we are the victims here, and that his freedom of speech is being infringed upon. not that - never mind that it has nothing to do with what the first amendment is about. i agree with sean in that protesters is a fundamental right. the issue is when we allow trump to provoke us, and we respond with anger and aggression. or anger. we'll play into his hands. and we are playing his game, and that's something that he's going to win at. >> sean king i give you the last word, responding to that
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perspective. >> absolutely, i hope that people will continually protest, and the overwhelming majority of people at the rallies have been peace: it's the opposition to them that's been ugly, and donald trump has deliberately and specifically encouraged people to be carried out on stretchers or punched in the face. it's crazy to see it. i'm hopeful moving forward that he will not win the nomination thank you all for joining us on al jazeera america sharing your insights and perspective on race and racism in campaign 2016. and before be go, here is a look at other stories we'll watch in the week ahead - a senate intelligence committee expected to release an encryption bill. if signed into law it would give law enforcement access to
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encrypted data. on monday a spacecraft to blast off from kazakhstan, a collaboration between russia and the european space agencies. it is expected to arrive in mars on october, where d will study gases and dust storms and michigan governor rick schneider to give evidence on the flint water crisis. next - a million dollar prize for being the world's best teacher. a palestinian educator honoured for promotings peace to west bank students.
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in alaska questions about a fatal crash at the largest dog sled race. the man akiffed of driving the snowmobile into the two teams admits he did t >> reporter: a tearful arnold says he was returning is night of drinking when he crashed a snowmobile into two dog sleds. >> he didn't turn around or slow down, he was gone. >> reporter: one of jeff king's dogs were killed, and two others injured. >> so sorry that this had to happen to him. >> we wanted to come down and give jeff our condolences. it was tragic for what happened. we are in shock. >> you know, something like that affected the whole community. >> reporter: the associated
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press reported the man claiming not to remember the incident. but the snowmobile driver turned around appearing to speed up towards the second driver's sled. >> i turned around because i was concerned about him. >> reporter: ali was okay, one of her dogs was injured. >> it's depressing. it makes me really emotional. i don't are the want to talk about it, because i keep going back to it. >> reporter: the man is held on suspicion of assault and reckless driving among other criminal offenses. the iditerod continues nor the next week or so boats races are committed to seeing the team through. >> has anything like this happened before. >> something like this hasn't happened before. the main controversy surrounding the races is about the health of dogs. whether it's okay for them to run these gruelling 1,000-plus races, and nearly 150 dogs died
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since specifically the iditerod. recentsly in 2013 when a dog was pulled out and tethered and suffocated when buried in the snow. >> an interesting event and sad. >> flooding in louisiana left three dat and thousands of homes in need of repair. a report by the government's office says 5,000 homes have been guaged along the mississippi delta, finally, riches for a teacher that promotes peace. the honour comes with a check for $1 million u.s. she encourages students to renounce violence. abbing tor selma -- actor selma
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high ask and matthew mcconaughey helped to present the words. and the pope delivered a message. >> translation: fantastic, the pope said my name, i feel amazing, i can't believe the pope said my name. >> she was selected by 8,000 entries, this was the second year the prize was awarded. last year it went to an english teacher in maine. it's nice when teachers are paid. thank you for joining us. i'm randall pinkston in new york. i'll be back with an hour of news 11:00p.m. eastern, 5:00 p.m. pacific. stay tuned for fault lines next. >> uncovering shocking working conditions. >> do you know what chemicals have been in that tank? >> and the deadly human cost. >> my big brother didn't wake up the next day. >> "faultlines". al jazeera america's hard-hitting... >> today they will be arrested. >> ground-breaking... >> they're firing canisters of gas at us.
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