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john: welcome to this edition of "the best of with all due respect." republican party got to taste test two new brands. we also took a brief trip back to the 1990's. >> so you think you are a 1990's fan? ok, donald, can you handle this? they were the best of friends. but now, is donald bluffing or
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is he holding a full house? will hillary be saved by the bill? tonight, mark and john explain it all so you will not be clueless. >> as if. >> we have all that and more on this special edition of "wadr: i love the 90s." mark: the state department released a report on hillary clinton's use of the world's most private e-mail system. the scathing report confirms a lot of things we already knew. like it violated state department rules. she was not the only secretary of state to do government business on a personal account.
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this very tough report told us some new and important things. some of clinton's aides and clinton herself did not cooperate with the investigation. when some staffers raised questions, they were told it had been reviewed and approved by the department's legal staff. the clinton camp says, nothing to see here. the republicans were quick to jump on the news. those questioning her judgment include donald j trump, billionaire. donald trump: as i say, crooked hillary. she is as crooked as they come.
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she had a little bad news today, as you know, from some reports. not so good. inspector general's report, not good. i want to run against hillary. i do not know if we are going to be able to -- could be we would run against crazy bernie. mark: not good, says donald trump, about this report. let's start by asking the basic question. what does it become now? john: it raises a couple of new things. some follow-up reporting, like that story about people raising red flags. being told, nothing to see here. i think the ball of wax rests with the fbi investigation. will there be some criminal charges?
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that is the big kahuna. this brings it back to the surface. it will not be the last time donald trump talks about this, i am sure. mark: it is an indictment of her judgment. we will see if the clinton campaign decides to attack the investigation? i will say this, she should have cooperated. if she wants to be president, if she wants to have a commitment to getting all the facts, she should have cooperated. john: for a year, we heard, this is not all that unusual. this report makes clear that it was very unusual. they admit a big point of saying she wants to cooperate with everyone. she is willing to testify before the benghazi committee.
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her being willing to address these issues is an important political talking point. mark: the hacker who claims he breached her server pled guilty as part of a deal. the report says there was an instance of the server under the threat of some attack. john: if there is a proven instance where that server was hacked and some classified material was exposed to hackers, that is a big political problem. the republican side of the race has been a tale of two trumps. one of those storylines is the
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new trump brand hitting stores near you. he has defied conventional wisdom by uniting factions of this party. demonstrators clashed with police outside a trump rally in albuquerque, reportedly throwing bottles, setting things on fire. protesters repeatedly interrupted trump before being removed. trump did what trump often does. he inflamed the tension. >> get them out. get them out. bring them home to mom. go home to mommy. get them out of here. he cannot get a date, so he is
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doing this instead. this is so exciting, isn't it? still wearing diapers. look at this kid. john: today, trump tweeted about those events last night. today, at a rally in anaheim, trump was again interrupted. looks like this is back. the disarray at some of the trump rallies. it is a different world. how problematic are the optics of all of this? mark: i'm a big fan of the first amendment. if this continues, it will be part of the clinton campaign trying to paint him as a chaos candidate. i think his conduct in those
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clips is not a winning formula. it is trump being trump. it is a net negative in the general contest. john: i think his base is already rallied. i do not think that helps him. who are the persuadable voters? who are the people on the fence, who are movable? do they look at that mocking donald trump, regardless of what you think about the protesters, but the bottom line is that is inflaming it rather than trying to tamp it down. mark: i agree in the first blush that is correct. this is a guy who has said and done many things even more
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outrageous than he just did. on the margins, probably not helpful. john: i am not obsessing about it and i do not think it will be decisive. images like this, if they play out, are going to get worse. mark: the images -- john: his reaction is not helpful and the images are bad. mark: donald j trump, billionaire, working on another image these days. he has been successful at consolidating support inside the party. the latest news reported by our bloomberg colleagues. paul ryan telling confidants he
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is ready to end his standoff with trump. today, ryan says he has not made up his mind. a spokesman said the speaker and trump are going to talk by phone this evening. mitt romney is still being mentioned as someone who might consider jumping into this presidential race as a third-party candidate. if ryan does endorse trump, how will that impact any calculations romney has about getting into this race? john: i do not know how seriously mitt romney is thinking about getting into this race. people are courting him to try. it will make it harder. it would make it easier -- having ryan as an ally would make it easier for him to get into this race. having paul ryan be on his side
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would make securing the presidency a lot easier than having ryan being an official trump backer. mark: the deliberations have been more detailed than have been reported so far. it is still difficult for him to do. it is already hard for people in the anti-trump movement to say, i am this, but a lot of people i like are endorsing trump. for romney to say, this is a moral outrage, when the guy he picked as a running mate endorses him --
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i think it would really cut the legs out of romney's moral position. next, brian fallon, the clinton campaign's press secretary joins us. so much more, after this break. ♪
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♪ john: welcome back. joining us is the press secretary for hillary clinton's campaign. which bridge did you come over? brian: the brooklyn bridge, always. john: can you tell us some of what hillary clinton's innovative economic ideas are? brian: her answer was just fine. mark: what is original? brian: some of the first speeches we gave at the new york city were about raising wages. she talked about a profit-sharing proposal that
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would incentivize companies. mark: that is not part of the infrastructure plan. anything original about the infrastructure plan? brian: how she would pay for it. i heard the discussion in the earlier segment. we put out a raft of middle-class tax cuts. tax cuts for prescription drug costs and childcare. we have not revealed the whole extent. mark: so more is coming? brian: absolutely.
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we did that on purpose for preserving it for the general election campaign. mark: how does tax policy relate to economic growth for families? brian: hillary clinton views the tax code as a vehicle for helping incentivize responsible behavior by corporate citizens. you have the profit-sharing proposal, she has also used the tax code to disincentivize some of that irresponsible corporate behavior we have seen. she would impose an exit tax on companies who tried to invert themselves and register themselves as having their headquarters abroad. that is something we have seen president obama crack down on. but she is going to go further. we will tax them as soon as you try to leave. she has a clawback proposal. if you close a factory in the united states and move jobs
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overseas, we will clawback the value of your tax credit which helped you subsidize your research. mark: how would you characterize her philosophy towards -- brian: our story we will tell is that president obama has done a herculean task in terms of lifting the country out of a great recession. the prosperity we are starting to see is not fully shared and we still have a stacked deck were too much of the rewards of the improved economy are flowing to the top in terms of ceo pay, shareholder dividends. not enough of that money is flowing down. mark: take money from the people who are currently well-off and move it down the ladder? brian: that is what it is all about. we think it would be a
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significant inducement towards more responsible -- and we think it is smart corporate behavior. we think that is the type of smart, forward-looking approach to running your business that we should incentivize. mark: at the end of four years, how would middle-class families be doing? brian: her number one goal is to see wages rise. mark: by? brian: our goal is to achieve something we have not seen since the 1990's. john: she has talked about how president clinton is going to have a role in her white house as economic advisor. is he an advisor on the economy now? brian: he has got a wealth of
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ideas at any given time. john: are there ideas that she has put forward that come from him? brian: it is not some official role where he would be the chair or have some cabinet post. he has focused on regions of the country that have seen a lot of disinvestment. i will not credit any of these proposals exclusively to him. that would not be accurate. these proposals are her own. mark: she has taken some criticm for this. is there political risk involved in that? brian: i think she was just speaking sincerely about the role she wants him to play.
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mark: you are a former justice department spokesman. has secretary clinton been interviewed by the fbi regarding the e-mail investigation? brian: i do not have an update on that. mark: has her counsel been contacted? when she is, will you announce it? brian: one way or another, i am sure everybody will be apprised. let me be clear, because sometimes our political opponents try to parse words. since last august when this review was first announced, david kendall has been in recurring touch with officials at the justice department, as anybody would. nothing that has moved toward, can we schedule an appearance? mark: terry mcauliffe is being investigated. do you know anything about that? brian: i have nothing to say on that.
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mark: do you have any reasons to believe he would do anything wrong? john: i am sure you are aware of the instagram video donald trump posted. mark: you have not looked at it? brian: i watched it. john: what did you think of it? brian: this is the latest in his strategy to try to distract from an issues-based campaign. i think it is bad strategy. i have seen smart republican operatives go on television and say they have tested these lines of attack and they alienate independent voters, especially women. every day he spends engaged in this is a misspent opportunity for him. john: is it the campaign's plan, when he raises these issues,
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your plan to go through the whole campaign and respond in this way? we will not dignify that with a response. brian: i do not think donald trump himself sees these attacks as having some political upside with independent voters. here is what i think he is doing -- i think he is trying to practice the politics that worked for him in the primary. throw stuff out there and try to get under people's skin. take whatever collateral damage it will bring. his negatives are hard-earned at this point. people talk about the negatives of hillary clinton and him being apples to apples. i think he has courted these --
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the downsides of accruing these high negatives because he thinks this is a way to get inside his opponent's head. hillary clinton is not going to go for that. this is somebody who has a steel backbone. john: we will see if we can crack you. up next, we have two republican strategists. we will be right back with that. ♪
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mark: our first guest tonight, two guests tonight, and they are chatty, too. thank you for being here.
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we've been talking about the trump donor score today. how did he do it? >> he does it through charm. he vanquished 16 opponents. a very successful first outing with the rnc. it shows the party unity starts from the top. mark: you are for trump -- and you are not. you acknowledge this is an impressive list. if he can put together a list like this, why not say -- >> donors fall into basically two categories. most major donors are staying out of it.
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open to funding an independent candidate or they will sit on the sidelines. the other group, some of them are saying i am on board. others are saying, i do not want to be seen as being disloyal for the party. push comes to shove, if this race is truly winnable for trump, he has the capacity to fund it. mark: update us on where the search for a third candidate stands. dan: no update. i would say the odds are -- kellyanne: i think you would find amelia ehrhardt before you find -- john: i want to ask you both, if the people on "the new york times" list will never give to trump and you have these people
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on the other side, is this enough to get trump the amount of money he needs? kellyanne: it is an amazing and impressive start. those who are going to give but have not yet given, trying to decide where is a safe, comfortable vehicle? is there a super pac that already exists? a lot of folks are #neverhillary. john: if they hold, will trump be able to raise enough money? dan: i do not think donald trump -- that will not get him a fraction of what hillary is primary,raise. what he did in e
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that is one thing. here he are in the end of may. that he needed, romney fronted all the money that he needed. >> i'm going to give you some yes knows. born in thet obama united states? >> yes. >> did vince foster commit suicide? >> yes. >> if donald trump wanted to talk about these things, what would you say? >> it was an issue of a footnote to the 90 90's. he is responding to clinton saying he is no good for women. is, in the saying 1990's, the main thing he is talking about is bill clinton
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and women. you have a lot of people googling college owns. the last time i didn't sexually harass someone, i didn't pay them. this was a man in power and he was having affairs in the white house. the man lost his law license in the state of arkansas. he was the governor and the president and lost his license. >> are you concerned about him going to these places? >> of course. ares ludicrous that we going to have a national election about the 1990's. if i thought the state of the republican party was pathetic, it would take it to a whole other level. kellyanne: i just gave a speech on guns in washington state and he said nobody covered it. he only covered what i said about bill clinton. >> these are just a couple of facts. impeachedat he was
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over his affair with monica lewinsky. by the time he left office, you had democrats winning in the midterm election, gaining seats almost unprecedented and exits the office with an approval raining -- approval rating north of 60%. how is it savvy to relitigate something that didn't work the first time? kellyanne: it is different now. fought on campaign is issues. this is what people are covering now. i think donald trump continues to feel -- to steal new cycles away from hillary clinton. i would ignore donald trump if i were hillary clinton but they cannot afford to. comparingestion about bill clinton as a sitting president with a good economy and peace abroad and now hillary clinton as not the president, i think it is a weak response for
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we -- say in the 1990's, all of a sudden it is the royal we -- it wasn't in her announcement video. and yet now, it is the royal we. we created 23 million jobs. people are going to buy that. she was in the president. >> the motto is stop us before we cover sex again. ask -- i agree that trumps tactic will jostle the clinton campaign, which is not nothing. what votersestly, is he appealing to. may be consolidating the hard right, which if he has to do that in late may, that is problematic. but who is he speaking to? kellyanne: several groups. i hope eventually he gets her on health care, the fact that she has been in public life for 30
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years and she has done nothing to improve the lot of women. she got $21 million in one year alone to give speeches. she's not that interesting to listen to. you can get that for free and they want to listen to donald trump. let's force a two-way conversation on abortion. let's show who's really extreme. he is going to be able to do that. there -- do you know what this does? it reminds people how long the clintons have been around. they've been around so long and you ask yourself, what have you done? >> i will say, cause we didn't book a democrat, but i think she has done the stuff to help the lives of women. paul ryan, i have reason to believe you might be on the precipice of endorsing donald trump. , generally, my
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disposition -- you are very close to him. >> will you be disappointed if donald -- >> i'm not going to talk about my conversations. i think all republican leaders should think twice about endorsing someone who is trafficking in racism, sexism, and misogyny and is not a conservative. we shared a conservative agenda and he seemed like a nice guy. and yet, -- >> do you die a little bit inside every time? >> i'm not going to comment on my internal feelings. when you see rick perry, whos e views of donald trump were the perry hasw rick endorsed donald trump.
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so if you feel that that is pathetic on the part of rick perry, why would it not be equally pathetic if paul ryan did it. thinking on this is he thinks he can actually sway and educate trump to be a more responsible candidate in the months ahead, which will help is ablepublicans, if he to get donald trump to endorsed the house republican agenda and act like an adult -- i am skeptical. >> how is donald trump going to react? >> the radioactive -- the way he acted all along. i agree with speaker ryan that if you don't like something, instead of stopping your feet and harrumph thing, go inside and help. >> more politicians are like rick perry them paul ryan. rick perry not only called him a cancer on the party but he is basically campaigning to be trumps weiss president.
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-- trumps vice president. they will do anything for opportunity or fear of missing out. rick perry a demise that. >> 11 million voters have supported him. >> we are putting all her money on who for donald trump is running mate. a larkll go on out on and say tom cotton. >> all the money on your friend. >> bob corker. >> dan? never trump. kelly and, trump forever. ahead, interesting findings from our slice bowl after this word from our sponsors.
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>> hot off the presses, the latest bloomberg politics poll has general election polling, sliced polling, focusing on middle income voters. the states we looked at were michigan, ohio, pennsylvania, wisconsin all being targeted i the trump campaign. -- targeted by the trump campaign.
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joining us now to talk about the findings in the survey, the managing partner of purple strategies, our polling partner. doug, let's talk about the overwhelming number of support between clinton and trump for this middle income rust belt demo. lead.'s got the she is leading by seven points. it is a true swing demographic. if you look at elections from 1990 22 2008, every single election that the winner carried this group nationally. in these states, the winner carried that democrat -- that demographic as well. in that key swing demographic, clinton is up by seven points. >> let's look at a couple of key segments. white voters, female voters, independents. give us the breakdown on those. >> what we see is some real
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polarization among women. clinton is leading by strong double-digit and among men, trump's leading. he has a slightly among independents and if you take a look at race, it is a substantial issue. we have white voters supporting him but -- but minority voters, she has a strong double-digit lead. in a lot of ways, this key swing group is mirroring a lot of democratic -- demographic differences we are seeing nationally. the results on the top line works in clinton's favor what we will see of there are some swings after recent news. >> in the day you just ran through between women and independents, if you are trump, what would make you happiest. >> the thing that would make me happy is that i am leading among independents. something that is going to be critical in this group.
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he wants to be winning that group. having said that, i think you should be concerned he is not dominating among white voters in these key rust belt states. is wisconsin, michigan, ohio, and pennsylvania. trump can cut into either traditionally democratic constituencies or in swing constituencies in a way that can take away states that have traditionally gone democratic. this brings up the point that maybe that is not going to be so easy. importantly, he may have to build a traditional republican coalition of evangelicals rather than cutting into traditional democratic strongholds. we will have more slicing and dicing. listen to us on the radio anytime on bloomberg 99.1 fm. the great will leitch takes us
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to the movies right after this.
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>> their politics junkie. normally the summertime is a snooze. not so this summer. a lot going on, but also at the cinema. there is going to be a ton of juicy politically themed movies. what do we do? leitch, the great will our politics, culture, and politics intersection correspondent to take a look and take us to the movies. >> it is almost summer. the air-conditioned movie series -- movie season of superheroes, robots is upon us.
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this is not the time for your high-minded oscar fare unless you include the ninja turtles sequel produced by michael bay and starring megan fox. on the eve of elections, there are still some films that reflect and may impact the political race. first off, money monster, directed by jodie foster. a jim cramer like huckster played by george q me -- george clooney is taken hostage by an angry man who lost his life savings. >> how do i know it won't blow up. hits. whether the candidate himself is still in the race are not. .ext there is weiner his darkly hilarious failed attempt to run for mayor of new york city -- there were documentarians they're capturing every minute. betweeng every minute
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him and his wife. the hillary camp is particularly eager to have back in everyone's mind. >> this is the worst. >> also coming soon, "the purge: election-year." trapped on the streets of washington dc, a senator must survive a night of terror were all crime is legal. it is "the purge" washington style. this actually sounds like a movie donald trump would personally write in 140 character bursts. the ghostbusters reboot with kristen wig and melissa mccarthy has turned somehow political. >> now they are making ghostbusters with only women. what is going on? finally, south side with you, the most overtly political. michelle and barack obama on their first date in chicago.
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it is a political before sunrise. all the rest of us are losing our mind following this race, but one and these the first couple's ability to get away from it all by sitting down to watch a movie about themselves. >> i wonder if i could hold a position of influence? >> politics? >> maybe. "weiner"ven't seen yet? i'm looking forward to the ghostbusters, that is going to be great. ner film is the wei the documentary to end all documentaries. there are moments where you think you are behind that closed-door, witnessing that moment when the scandal hits. the camera is there and it is
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incredible. >> if you are a staffer making it rather than a filmmaker -- >> from a viewer's point of view you get to see what it was like inside that campaign in a way that it is not cheated. >> i think ghostbusters, while an incredible film is slightly overrated. >> the original? this is over. you and me, we are done. >> this one, everything makes me little worried. >> i am looking forward to it. i still don't think it's good politics for trump to be trashing it on instagram. >> our thanks to the great and glorious will leitch.
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>> thanks for watching this addition of with all due respect. be sure to check out bloombergpolitics.com for updates on this election.
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a brand-new with all due respect is back on tuesday after the holiday. have an incredible, fabulous, memorial day weekend.
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>> he got his start as a journalist with the front row seat to steve jobs inner circle and wrote the seminal book on the early years at apple. michael morris tried to try his luck in venture capital. joining the boards of google and yahoo! and then a few years ago took a step back for a rare health condition he has never revealed. >> joining me today on studio 1.0, chairman

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