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bring it to the white house? we should inspire more kids like you to like science. it's what makes america great. now, police say the case is closed and that they will not be pursuing charges against the teen. we also know his family has retained legal counsel and is contemplating what steps if any they will take next. jake. >> alina machado, thanks. that's it for me and the lead. our thanks to all the wonderful people here at the reagan library and museum especially nancy reagan. i now turn you over to wolf blitzer in "the situation room." happening now, teaming up on trump. the front runner donald trump was at center stage which meant he got it from both sides of the gop debate. did his rivals manage to knock him down a peg? trump is due to speak shortly. we're standing by. fiorina on fire after personal insults, former business executive carly fiorina lets trump have it face-to-face on the debate stage. did she help her own cause and
help her party appeal to women? and a cnn exclusive, hillary clinton joins me for her first live television interview from the campaign trail. she was everyone's favorite target of the republican debate. now the democratic presidential front runner gets a chance to respond. i'm wolf blitzer at the reagan presidential library. you're in "the situation room." she's only averaging about 3% in the national polls, but 23 million people who watched carly fiorina in last night's republican presidential debate right here on cnn. and she may have come away at least a lot of people think as the winner right here at the reagan library. the former high-tech exec challenged billionaire donald trump on his corporate bankruptcies. and she won loud applause when her sharp response was heard to his insults about her appearance. the other candidates also took their shots at trump. and some like jeb bush and marco
rubio may have given themselves a badly needed shot in the arm with their performances. hillary clinton of course was not on the stage last night, but her name came up as much as almost anyone's. and not necessarily in a very good way. in a cnn exclusive, the democratic presidential front runner joins me for her first live television interview from the campaign trail. it's her chance to address the attacks from the gop contenders new questions about her e-mail controversy and a strong challenge in the fight for the democratic presidential nomination from senator bernie sanders. my exclusive interview with hillary clinton, that's coming up next. first, let's begin here at the reagan library where the dust is now beginning to settle after an extraordinary gop debate. senior washington correspondent jeff zeleny is with me. jeff it was extraordinary and people are beginning to understand what happened. >> they certainly are, wolf. the question among every republican leader i talked to today is whether and how this field will be reshuffled as it goes forward here.
there's one month until the next presidential debate. and the question is will this field remain the same or will some candidates not be on the stage after this because of carly fiorina? carly fiorina on fire. no longer a footnote in the republican field. >> you know what a leader does? they challenge the status quo. >> the day after the gop debate fiorina was everywhere. she did what most rivals have failed to do faceoff with donald trump and win. he gave her an opening with that comment to rolling stone about her face. >> i think women all over this country heard very clearly what mr. trump said. [ applause ] [ cheers and applause ] >> i think she's got a beautiful face. and i think she's a beautiful woman. >> on cnn today she reflected on that intense moment. >> it's only a woman whose
appearance would be talked about while running for president, never a man. i think that's what women understand. >> trump was center stage. he repeatedly duelled with jeb bush who he accused of being soft on immigration because his wife was born in mexico. >> i hope you apologize for that, donald. >> i hear phenomenal things. i hear your wife is a lovely woman. >> she is. she's right here. why don't you apologize right now? >> i won't because i did nothing wrong. >> trump fired back at another member of the bush family. >> and your brother's administration gave us barack obama because it was such a disaster those last three months that abraham lincoln couldn't be elected. >> you know what as it relates to my brother there's one thing i know for sure. he kept us safe. >> that line drew big applause. left unspoken the september 11th attacks that happened on his watch. but during a policy discussion starting with foreign affairs, trump stood silent for 37 minutes as other candidates took the spotlight.
>> you better be able to lead our country on the first day, not six months from now, not a year from now. on the first day in office our president could very well confront a national security crisis. >> still, the best way for candidates to step in from the sidelines was to invoke you know who. chris christie broke up a feisty exchange between trump and fiorina over their gold plated resumes. >> the fact is that we don't want to hear about your careers. back and forth and volleying back and forth about who did well and who did poorly. you're both successful people. congratulations. >> the debate watched by a cnn record setting audience of 23 million may reorder the crowded gop contest. ben carson who's polling just behind trump struggled to stand out. he reminded voters he's an outsider. something they say they're hungry for. >> typically politicians do things that are politically expedient. >> yet some politicians did have their moments, like lindsey graham who is vying to make the main stage next time any way he
can. >> that's the first thing i'm going to do as president. we're going to drink more. [ applause ] >> now, there's little doubt that lindsey graham was the star of that first debate. of course he was trying to vault into the upper tier when there's a next debate is in october. candidates must report how much money they've raised. that's why last night's di bait was so important, wolf because their donors were watching and all of them may not make it. >> money is certainly a critically important factor in all of these races. jeff thanks very much. when they weren't turning on one another, the republican hopefuls took turns targeting hillary clinton in last night's debate in a cnn exclusive. democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton joins us. this is her first live interview from the campaign trail. madame secretary, thanks very much for joining us. >> great to talk to you, wolf. i'm in laconia, new hampshire. >> it's a lovely place. i'm sure you'll be spending a
lot of time there. iowa among other states. you certainly did take a lot of fire from the republicans at the cnn debate last night. i assume you watched it especially from the lone female candidate up on the stage, carly fiorina. she said if you want to stump a democrat she said ask them about hillary clinton's accomplishments as secretary of state. if you were on that debate stage with her, what would you say was your number one accomplishment as secretary of state? >> you know, wolf, i didn't get to see all of their debate. but i saw enough of it to know that this is just the usual back and forth political attacks, the kinds of things you say when you're on a debate stage and really don't have much else to say. i didn't hear anything from any of them about how they're going to make college more affordable or get down student debt or get equal pay for equal work for women, what they're going to do to make sure that we deal with challenges of raising incomes for hard working people.
so i don't really pay a lot of attention to this kind of rhetoric that heats up the debate stage. they're all trying to vie for more attention from obviously the republican party. i'm going to let them decide how best to do it. but if anybody's interested you know there's a long list about what i have done. and i'm very proud of it. you can read my book hard choices, read about how i negotiated a cease-fire between israel and hamas. you can read about how i put together the coalition that led to international sanctions against iran. you can read about what i did when i was first lady to get the children's health insurance program or as senator working across the aisle on issues like getting better health care for our veterans. you know this is just the silly season. i am looking forward to eventually debating on that stage whoever they finally nominate once they get around to doing that. >> all right. so listen to what carly fiorina also said madame secretary,
about some controversial videos opposing planned parenthood an organization you support. listen to this. >> i dare hillary clinton, barack obama to watch these tapes. watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heartbeating its legs kicking while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain. this is about the character of our nation. >> all right. planned parenthood says that video doesn't -- madame secretary. i want to explain planned parenthood says the video doesn't depict an aborted fetus. they say that was from a miscarriage had nothing to do with planned parenthood. this is an organization you support. first of all have you seen those very very controversial videos? >> well wolf let's break down what's happening here. because i think it's important. i know that there's a move on by some of the republicans in the
congress to actually shut down the united states government over their demand that we no longer give federal funding to planned parenthood to perform the really necessary health services they do for millions of women. so let's put aside for a moment here that there is no debate and there should be absolutely no argument that planned parenthood does cancer screenings it helps provide family planning and contraceptive advice. it works to provide, you know some of the most difficult kinds of counselling when it comes to giving an hiv test for example. what this is about is the fact that some of the planned parenthood facilities perform abortions which is legal under the laws of the united states. i understand that the republican party and particularly the candidates we heard from last night wish that were not the case. wish that abortion were illegal and they could turn the clock back. so i think we ought to be very
clear that planned parenthood has served to provide health care necessary health care for millions of women. and i think it deserves not only our support but the continuing funding from the federal government so that these women and girls who are seeking the kinds of services that are provided will be able to achieve that. >> all right. have you -- are you confident that planned parenthood madame secretary, or any of its affiliated groups if you will haven't violated any federal laws? >> well wolf let me tell you what i know. and that is there is a willingness on the part of planned parenthood to answer questions. they have been doing so. some people may not want to hear the answers, but they have certainly put those answers out there into the public arena. and if the issue, the core issue
that some on the stage last night or some in the congress are trying to promote or trying to raise questions about, has to do with the kind of research that is done legally in the united states. then that is an issue that goes far beyond any planned parenthood example. so i think it's important to sort out. there's a lot of emotion. there's a lot of accusations that are being hurled about. i think it's important to sort out and try to actually figure out what is going on. if it's the services they are trying to shut down like providing family planning or breast cancer screenings that is just wrong. and women deserve to be given support to get those services provided. if they want to shut down the legal provision of abortion services then they've got a bigger problem because obviously planned parenthood does not use federal dollars to do that.
and if they are more focused on the research that is going on then that's a set of issues that certainly is not only about planned parenthood. so i would hope that the republicans and particularly the republicans in the house led by speaker boehner would not put our country and our economy in peril pursuing some kind of emotionally, politically charged partisan attack on planned parenthood to shut our government down. i think that would be a very very unfortunate decision. >> all right. let's talk about another source of criticism you received last night. this one from the new jersey governor chris christie. he said at the debate you can't tell the american people the truth. those are his words. about your e-mail the whole controversy says you should be prosecuted for having a server in your basement he says with national security secrets running through it. he says russians chinese, even
18-year-olds could have hacked into your server. you think that was possible that they hacked into your server? >> there's no evidence of that. again, this is overheated rhetoric baseless charges trying to somehow, you know gain a footing in the debate and in the primary. and it really doesn't deserve any comment. >> it took you a long time to say you're sorry about what happened the mistakes you made in organizing that server to begin with. why did it take so long? >> well you know i was trying to explain what had happened. and obviously it was clear that i should have used two different e-mail accounts. and i've said that that was a mistake. i'm sorry. i've taken responsibility. but i've also for more than a year now been asking to testify before the congressional committee that is investigating the situation in benghazi. they would not let me appear.
finally, and i'm very happy about this i will be appearing toward the end of october. and i will look forward to answering all their questions. i'm trying to be as transparent as possible. that's why people are reading the contents of the e-mails that are being released. it's why i've turned over my server. it's why i will testify. >> you've dismissed donald trump's campaign as entertainment suggested in part it's not really serious. but the top republican candidate right now, donald trump, for that matter ben carson carly fiorina, they're all political outsiders. and your main democratic opponent senator bernie sanders he's pulling ahead in some of these polls in new hampshire and iowa he's running as an outsider as well. how do you deal with that? why is bernie sanders for example ahead of you in these polls in new hampshire and iowa right now? >> well i've said for a long time polls are going to go up they're going to go down. i'm very confident and very comfortable about our strategy. i feel that our campaign in iowa new hampshire, all the
early states and now we're moving on to the states that come after are really coming together well. i'm excited by the level and intensity of the support that i have. so i always thought this would be a competitive election. i'm looking forward to it. this is an important job. this is the most important job not only in our country but in the world. and people have to fight hard. they have to make their case. and they have to earn the votes of the american voters. >> you sat next to joe biden when you were the secretary of state for four years. he's been the vice president of the united states now for almost seven years, a heartbeat away from the presidency. if he does decide to run, will you be able to tell the american people that you're more qualified to be president than he is? >> well wolf i'm not going to comment on a hypothetical. and i'm certainly not going to comment on my good friend and former colleague. he has to make up his own mind about what's best for him and his family as he wrestles with this choice. but i will tell the american
people i believe that my set of experiences, my plans for the future my vision for what america should be what i've already told voters i would do and everything from making college affordable to paying down student debt to tackling climate change by making us the clean energy super power, dealing with substance abuse and addiction like i did here in new hampshire today. i have a very comprehensive agenda that i think addresses the varied issues that americans are talking to me about. and i know that having been around the presidency both as the first lady in the '90s and then as a member of president obama's cabinet working with other presidents as a senator and even in private life i feel very confident that i'm the right person at the right time to lead our country to deal with the growing issues around incomes that are not raising
enough money for people to feel they've got a better future about the kind of jobs we need more of about how more workers get to share in the productivity by sharing the profits of what they help produce. i'm the one out there talking very specifically about what i would do because i want to run a campaign that lays out my agenda because when i get elected i'm going to start working on it immediately. >> i know your time is limited. a quick question. are you ready to tell democrats indeed the american public today that you're ready to accept more democratic presidential debates that are already scheduled? you're under pressure to do so. >> well wolf, i have said from the very beginning i look forward to debating. i look forward to the debate you know next month. you know now just a month away. and i will certainly show up anywhere the democratic national committee tells us to show up. because i want us to have a good exchange of ideas and to make
sure that democratic voters first and then general voters to follow see exactly what we stand for and what our positions are. so you know i am ready and willing no matter what they decide to show up and be there. >> are you ready to ask the dnc to authorize more democratic presidential debates? >> that's up to them. you know they made their decision but i have made it clear that if they want to do more i'm happy to do them. >> clearly you're influential though with the dnc. you want more debates i'm sure debbie was erserman-schultz would go ahead. you've praised your husband as a great president, so let me ask you this. would you be a better president than bill clinton was as president of the united states? [ laughter ] >> oh wolf that's one of the questions i cannot and will not answer. i will say this. i think if you look at the last
pa years -- actually if you go back further, i think it's pretty indisputable that having a democrat in the white house is good for our economy, better for our economy than the alternative. i think my husband understood that and produced. i think president obama inherited a really big and dangerous mess and has, you know been able to get us out of that ditch. so i'm not running for my husband's third term. i'm certainly not running for president obama's third term. i'm running for my first term. but i do believe that both of them understood what it would take to try to clean up the messes they inherited from their republican predecessors and begin to get the economy and the country working again for everybody. and that's exactly the kind of president i will be as well. >> madame secretary, thank you so much for joining us. good luck out there on the campaign trail. we look forward to covering you. we look forward to covering obviously all of those democratic presidential debates
as well. thanks very much for joining us. >> thank you so much wolf. good to talk to you. >> thank you. this important programming note for our viewers. cnn will host the first democratic presidential debate, that's on october 13th in nevada. anderson cooper will be moderating that debate. we'll take a quick break. when we come back much more analysis on what happened last night, reaction to what hillary clinton just said. we'll be right back. can a business have a mind? a subconscious. a knack for predicting the future. reflexes faster than the speed of thought. can a business have a spirit?
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we're following the breaking news in the presidential race after taking hits from republican candidates at last night's debate former secretary of state hillary clinton just sat down. we spoke with her live in this first television interview in this campaign. let's get to gloria borger and jeff zeleny. gloria what did you think of the response of some of the sharp criticism she took last night at this debate? >> i think she swatted it away. and she basically said that everything was the usual political back and forth. they're political attacks whether it was her record as secretary of state, which she said to you just read my book and you'll hear all about it. chris christie's charge against her on her e-mail server she called it overheated rhetoric baseless. she said she's comfortable and confident about our strategy when you asked her about bernie sanders, biden, you know she's the right person at the right
time. so she didn't give anything away. also said if the dnc wants her to debate more she'll debate more. >> i think that was the most striking thing. bernie sanders of course and martin o'malley leading the charge on calling for more debates. this was hillary clinton in 2008 calling for more debates against barack obama when she was following behind him. so if the dnc wants to add more debates, there's only six, she said she's willing to do it. i think many of her supporters believed she would be strengthened by doing more debates. one thing i picked up on you asked her if there was any evidence her server was hacked. she said there was no evidence of that but that is a question that is going on in some republican circles and certainly that's why the fbi is looking into this. so she of course does not know the answer but she said there's no evidence of that. >> what i was wminded of is actuallyt ran for president in and 2008 she was a terrific bater. >> barack obama. >> you recall barack obama was not. so this call for more debates, i don't think it's necessarily bad for hillary clinton. she's good at it.
and that was where she excelled in the 2007-2008 campaign. she was less good on the stump, less good out as a transactional politician with voters but really good on that debate stage. and i think you saw a little bit of that today in the way she kind of just you know swatted away as i said the claims of all those republicans on the stage. >> it's interesting also that she's making herself more available to the news media right now. she's doing more television interviews granting more interviews she wants her voice to be heard. >> she knows she has to be more transparent. they know they've made a tactical error or so by keeping her bottled up the last several months. the supporters believe the best way for democrats to see her as a leader to get away from this bernie sanders thing is to see her presidentially. the only way to do that is through interviews. those debates, gloria, you're totally right. she was so much better than barack obama. so she needs to get out there and do them. i have a suspicion that the dnc
will change their mind. so many people are calling on them to do so. >> she's ready to do more if the dnc and debbie wasserman-schultz. hold onto that thought. we're going to have more coming up. certainly last night's republican debate here in california donald trump congratulated jeb bush for showing what he described as more energy. in a minute we're going to take a closer look at the drama and substance of some of the more memorable debate moments. >> i heard it myself. why did you say it? >> we increased child support with a broken system. >> you cut funding for womens health issues. >> i have a proven record. >> you said it. if there's one thing the human foot has always been good at... it's unleashing great power. the is performance line just got a power boost. introducing the lexus is 200 turbo and is 300 awd v6. the is line has never been...
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welcome back. we're back here at theronald reagan presidential library in simi valley california the scene of the second republican presidential debate. 23 million viewers tuned in as the debate gave candidates plenty of chances to score points for both style and substance. let's take a look back at some of the highlights. >> first of all, rand paul shouldn't even be on this stage. he's number 11. he's got 1% in the polls. and how he got up here there's far too many people any way. >> i think his response his visceral response to attack people on their appearance short, tall fat, ugly my
goodness that happened in junior high. >> i never attacked him on his look. and believe me there's plenty of subject matter right there. >> you got hillary clinton to go to your wedding. >> that's true. >> because you gave her money. >> i was a businessman. i got along with clinton. i got along with everybody. that was my job to get along with people. >> but the simple fact is -- >> excuse me one second. >> no. the simple fact -- >> more energy tonight. i like that. >> you better be able to lead our country on the first day, not six months from now, not a year from now. on the first day in office our president could very well confront a national security crisis and a president better be up to date on those issues on his first day in office or her first day in office. >> i'm not sure we need half a billion dollars for womens health issues. he said he misspoke. you said that that's going to haunt him. why do you think that? >> i think it's a terrible statement. i think it's going to haunt him absolutely. why did you say it? i heard it myself. >> we increase child support for the broken system by 90%. >> you said it.
>> i have a proven record. >> you said it. >> ms. fiorina, i want to ask you about this in an interview last week in rolling stone magazine donald trump said the following about you, quote, look at that face would anyone vote for that can you imagine that the face of our next president? mr. trump later said he was talking about your persona, not your appearance. please feel free to respond what you think about his persona. >> you know it's interesting to me mr. trump said that he heard mr. bush very clearly and what mr. bush said. i think women all over this country heard very clearly what mr. trump said. [ cheers and applause ] >> i think she's got a beautiful face. and i think she's a beautiful woman. >> i haven't had an opportunity to weigh-in on foreign policy. and i just want to mention that
when the war -- when the issue occurred in 2003 i suggested to president bush that he not go to war. i just want that on the record. >> you were forced to file for bankruptcy not once not twice, four times. a record four times. why should we trust you to manage the finances of this nation any differently than you manage the finances of your casinos? >> i'm as entertained as anyone by this personal back and forth about the history of donald and carly's career. for the 55-year-old construction worker out in that audience tonight who doesn't have a job, who can't fund his child's education, i got to tell you the truth, they could care less about your careers. they care about theirs. >> well i think if we left it open we could see how many people smoked pot in high school. >> so 40 years ago i smoked marijuana. and i admit it. i'm sure other people might have done it and may not want to say it in front of 25 million people. my mom's not happy that i just did.
[ applause ] that's true. >> i'm in favor of vaccines. do them over a longer period of time same amount. >> thank you. >> just in little sections. >> dr. carson you just heard his medical take. >> he's an okay doctor. [ applause ] >> what would you want your secret service code name to be? >> everready. it's very high energy donald. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> mr. trump? >> humble. >> that's a good one. >> very good stuff. i'm joined now by three of our cnn political contributors kevin madden and ana navarro. their republican strategist
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the reagan presidential library. we're back with republican strategist kevin madden and ana navarro along with peter binard of atlantic media. kevin, break it down for us. jeb bush this was critically important last night. how did he do? >> he decided to go on offense with donald trump. i think early on he seemed a little tentative. he wasn't that comfortable, you know wielding the blade against donald trump. but he had one particular showdown that the bush campaign today is using as a highlight of why he did well in the debate. and that was when he had that national security battle with donald trump and reminded everybody that it was his brother that kept us safe. and that was a bad moment for donald trump and ended up being a win for jeb bush. and then you didn't hear from jeb bush for the next 35 37 minutes after that. and that was where the debate started to shift. and donald trump got knocked down a peg and the other candidates started to take over. i thought it was a pivotal moment in the race. >> you're close to jeb bush.
you support jeb bush. ana, what do you think? was this a win for him? >> absolutely. i think you can see it in the campaign today. you can see it in jeb's reactions today. i think there is momentum. he was competing against the jeb bush from cleveland. you remember me telling you before the debate he was, i think, stumped by trump. but he was going to get his bearings, get his rhythm, i predict you're going to see jeb bush get steadily better with each debate. there's a guy who works very very hard practices, learns policy he learns from his mistakes he hears the feedback. and i think he's getting more comfortable. he showed humor yesterday. he showed he could laugh at some of the worst attacks from drumonald trump, the energy thing. by the way it helped while he was giving that line donald trump was practically wilting next to him. it also helped people firmly in his same lane scott walker john kasich did not have a good night last night. >> some of the so-called establishment republican
candidates. peter, you don't necessarily think bush had such a great night, do you? >> no i don't think so. i don't think bush was competing with the bush of the previous debate. i think he was competing with the people on that stage. carly fiorina was very effective against donald trump. george w. bush -- i mean jeb bush did get better later on in the evening, but i think in the critical early moments he went after trump on the question of casino gambling in florida. i don't think he won that exchange. he's just not very quick on his feet. on the pivotal point when he asked donald trump to apologize for insulting his wife if you're going to go down that fight you need to be tougher. he wasn't tough enough in that exchange. and his basic problem is that he represents the republican establishment at a time when most grassroots republicans don't like that establishment. >> very quickly, kevin, how strong was carly fiorina's performance? >> carly fiorina again also decided to go on offense. look there's one thing we know about donald trump, right? he's been the brashest candidate to this point. but he's been really bad on substance. and what really made carly
fiorina -- what really helped her stand out is not only was she winning on the brawn, but she was winning with brains. so she was very aggressive. she was assertive. and at the same time she showed incredible policy chops. command of some of the policy issues whether it was national security foreign policy or the economy. and i think that was why we're looking at any of the headlines that came out of this debate yesterday she's at the top of all those headlines with her performance. >> all right. guys standby. thanks very much. we're going to continue our analysis. during last night's debate jeb bush accused donald trump of trying to bring casino gambling to florida, trump denied it. who's right? standby. we have a cnn fact check. >> obviously i'm doing pretty well.
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donald trump is running on his record a billionaire businessman but in last night's debate he once blocked trump's attempt to expand casino gambling in florida. what are you finding out? >> a lot of buzz over this tonight in the debate last night, donald trump's pension for boasting about business deals took center stage and provided a highly-charged moment and took back momentum in this race. jeb bush was ready to publicly shame donald trump for trump's boast he can throw money at politicians and get what he wants. >> the one guy that had special interest that tried to get me to change my views on something and generous and gave me money was donald trump. he wanted casino gambling in florida. >> i did not. totally false. >> yes, you did.
>> i was opposed to casino gambling before during and after and i'm not going to be bought by anybody. >> i promise, if i wanted it i would have gotten it. >> trump failed to sway jeb bush and win a multi million casino operation in florida. >> donald trump wanted it really bad. basically, spent a great deal of money, not only on the republican party but on candidates. >> he's a political consultant that worked for bally entertainment and competed to win expanded gambling operations in florida. how bad did trump want a casino deal? trump held a $500,000 fundraiser for jeb bush when he was running for governor. later, trump donated $50,000 to the florida republican party. it's not clear those contributions were specifically aimed at getting bush to look favorable on the gaming industry but every turn jeb bush had the
same response. >> every time he would make an attempt with spending vast sums of money, they would close the door. >> the governor-elect of florida. >> shortly after bush was elected governor, trumps abanded hopes of expanding. >> they are both running for president. what trump perhaps did not figure in your cnn debate is that bush would bring inside information that he has because he was governor to the debate stage and trump just was unprepared to deal with it. >> now responding to cnn, a trump campaign spokeswoman said trump never asked jeb bush personally to approve the gaming industry's expansion in florida. the spokeswoman also said that that was approved ultimately by the next governor charlie crist who approved a deal for the seminole indian tribe in florida, wolf.
>> donald trump's claim that he never went bankrupt, at least personally getting a lot of buzz, as well. fact checking on that. >> that's right that is true on one level and not another. trump himself has never filed for personal bankruptcy but he has filed four business bankruptcies the trump casino in 1991 and three companies. trump castle associates in 1992 and 2004 and trump entertainment reports in 2004. the website bankruptcy.com says that makes donald trump the top business bankruptcy filer in recent decades, wolf. >> brian, thanks very much. coming up donald trump gets it from both sides as rivals team up on him in the republican debate. trump due to speak shortly. we're standing by for that.
>> happening now, piling on trump. takes fire from owl sides of the cnn republican presidential debate. the rivals managed to chip away at the considerable lead. we're standing by for a trump rally scheduled to begin shortly. exclusive interview, i go one on one with hillary clinton getting her response to the wave of debate attacks unleashed by the gop candidates and she speaks out about the controversies dogging her campaign. why did it take her so long to apologize for using a private e-mail server? i'll ask her. debate breakout carly fiorina and jeb bush getting high marks for their performances. will it be enough to push them
out of single digits in the polls. we want to welcome viewers from the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in ""the situration room." we're following the race for the white house more heated than ever right now after cnn's republican presidential debate here at the regan presidential library that now stands as the most event watched in cnn history. 23 million people here in the united states tuned in to see the gop hopefuls battle it out in a contest full of pointed jabs one-liners and breakout moments. now the candidates are back on the campaign trail. donald trump is about to hold a rally in new hampshire that will hold the first primary in less than five months. we're expected to hear from him soon, stand by. we'll also hear from hillary clinton in new hampshire. she spoke to me in an exclusive one on one interview. dana bash is here with me in
california. dana it was a remarkable night. we watched closely. you were there in the middle of all what happened. explain the latest. >> look it was in so many ways different from the first round and i think the most obvious was that there was a different person on the stage and she certainly made her presence known. a standout moment for the only woman on stage saying so much without saying much at all. >> donald trump said the following about you, quote, look at that face would anyone vote for that? can you imagine that the face of our next president? >> you know it's interesting to me mr. trump said he heard mr. bush very clearly and what mr. bush said. i think women all over this country heard very clearly what mr. trump said. [ applause ] >> i think she's got a beautiful face and i think she's a beautiful woman. >> carly fiorina's reaction today? >> it's only a woman whose
appearance would be talked about while running for president, never a man. >> on that note it was the command of challenges america faces, especially national security that has the political world buzzing today. >> the reason it's so critically important that we know general's name is russia is in syria right now because the head of the kuds force traveled to russia and talked vladimir putin into aligning themselves with iran and syria to property up bashar al-assad. >> that another swipe at donald trump who last week stumbled on questions of names of key figures who threaten the u.s. >> arab name arab name and there are few people anywhere anywhere that would have known those names. >> marco rubio also used the billionaire as a file after trump gave vague answers how to handle russian president vladimir putin. >> i will get along, i think, with putin and i will get along with others. >> you called vladimir putin
quote a gangster. why would president rubio's approach be more effective than trump's? >> i know what president putin and russia are doing. >> rubio's mentor jeb bush showed more fight than ever before. >> more energy tonight, i like that. >> going after trump for invoking his wife on the trail. >> mr. trump suggested that your views on immigration are influenced by your mexicanborn wife. did mr. trump go too far in invoking your wife? he did. you're proud of your family just as i am. >> correct. >> to subject my wife into political conversation was completely inappropriate and i hope you apologize, donald. >> trump wouldn't apologize and tweaked bush for not trying harder to make him. >> i thought he would push me harder to apologize. >> bush did take advantage about discussion of one of the few
areas where americans still praise his brother. >> your brother gave us barack obama because it was such a disaster the last three months abraham lincoln couldn't be elected. >> one thing for my brother, there is one thing i know for sure. he kept us safe. i don't know if you rib, done remember donald. >> and chris christie got himself back on the political map. >> we don't want to hear about your careers back and forth and back and forth volleying back and forth who did well. you're both successful people congratulations. you know who is not? the middle class in this country getting flowplowed over. >> that was the main debate top 11 republican candidates. four others duked it out for the under card. lindsey graham stood out saying things like he won't tell
americans what they want to hear and cracking many jokes, many self-deprecating but it's not clear the that under card will happen anymore because it's possible the republican national committee may say no more with that maybe one debate. >> so maybe eight or nine or ten, maybe one card not two. we'll see what happens, several more coming up. stand by, dana i want to bring in gloria borger with us and ron ron. and also joining us cnn political commentator, the washington correspondent for the new yorker magazine and our senior political reporter. guys thanks very much for joining us. carly fiorina, gloria, she was certainly the focus of a lot of this discussion last night but all accounts almost all accounts. she did well talking about women's qualifications or appearance. does that translate into votes right now following this important debate? >> i think probably yes.
first of all, she was very strong on the stage last night and very strong on foreign policy. she made it very clear donald trump is not her best friend and her response to kth when he did not apologize to her for his obviously offensive remarks was to be completely stoney faced into the camera and when he tried to say to her you know we think you're beautiful or whatever it was, she just stared right ahead and i think he dug himself a little hole there. so i think on two fronts you know she knows how to conduct a surgical strike on policy which she does very well and also as a woman as she said on "new day" today, enough with this judging us by different standards. >> she's obviously an intelligent woman. ryan carly fiorina also hit donald trump hard on his business record. listen to this. >> i led hewlett packard through a difficult time the worst
technology recession in 25 years. >> she can't run any of my companies, that i can tell you. >> you ran mountains of debt as well as loses using other people's money and forced to file for bankruptcy not once but twice a record four times. >> i've made over $10 billion. >> all right. so ryan what about that? if voters like trump's business record, outsider experience can she capitalize on that by hitting him hard on the specific area? >> a little bit. i don't know that that's the way to go at him. i mean he is obviously successful and made whatever it is, 3 to $9 billion. for fiorina to go down that road opens up her for attacks that she had running for office.
hewlett packard she didn't have a great career. i think it's a dangerous road for fiorina. the smarter attack in a republican primary, the one that worked in 2012 against every pretender to the nomination is trump's not conservative enough for you. point out his history on the issue of abortion. point out his issue on taxes. for a long time in his life he was at odeds with conservative voters. >> ron, you wrote trump would reseed when not launching insults. was he specific enough with national security foreign policy? >> the short answer is no and on the business side it's a safe prediction they will damage each other by going down the line of attacking each other's business he has a very likely outcome. foreign policy donald trump had two problems in evidence.
one was lack of specificity and detail that has shown threw as he tried to address them. in someways he hasn't figured out the lane or where he fits in this field on those on domestic policy trade taxes, so forth. foreign policy, is he a talk? a strange answer on syria, let them stand back and fight. he's going to get along with putin. where is he? where does he fit? >> the question is does it matter? does it really matter at this stage of the game? like you said his north star blue color voters, the people enter goesed energized, we'll not let this country reseed as china grows and every time we think he'll get pummeled when it shows he didn't have specifics, they don't seem to care. >> if you run against hillary clinton, if you're going to be the republican nominee, former
secretary of state, republicans want to win. >> the general -- >> i know. if they think about that as they vote in the primary, we want somebody that can win foreign policy looms large and last night on the debate stage when people were getting into foreign policy it was like the airplanes were flying over donald trump's head and he couldn't get altitude -- >> hold on for a moment because i want to get into something that jeb bush said specifically that donald trump went way too far what he said jeb bush's mexican-born wife softened his immigration position. she tweeted this in reaction saying i came to america because i love this country, donald trump is wrong. could this impact on donald trump's sour voters against him, this whole issue? >> i don't know. donald trump is defied all political wisdom everything that we know about politics doesn't seem to apply to donald trump. of course this is a man that
insulted john mccann's war record and went up in the polls and insulted a large group of voters hispanic voters and also went up in the polls. how much is this going to hurt him? i'm not sure. what i think what will actually have an impact is the first time we seen a large number of candidates gang up on him and go after him hard in issues you've seen so far and that cumulative impact may hurt him more in the polls while ben carson rises. very interesting to see how the first suite of polls, how that reflects on donald trump in the coming days. >> those of us that are political news junkies are looking for the political polls. all right. everyone stand by. we have a lot more coming up and dr. sanjay jupgupta will join us live. he's on fact check involving
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we're standing by for a donald trump rally in rodchester, new shamp hampshire. that's coming up. stand by. meanwhile, donald trump versus dr. ben carson on vac vaccines. they disagreed last night over alleged ties between immunization and autism. jake tapper asked dr. carson whether trump should stop publicly linking childhood vaccines to autism. >> well let me put i this way, there have been numerous studies and they have not demonstrated that there is any correlation between vaccinations and autism. this was something that was spread widely 15 or 20 years ago and it has not been adequately, you know shs revealed.
vaccines are very important, certain ones the ones that prevent death or crippleingcrippling. there are a multitude that don't fit and there should be discretion in those cases. >> should he stop saying it should he stop saying vaccines cause autism? >> i just explained it to him. he's an intelligent man and will know the facts. >> autism has become an epidemic. 25 years ago, 30 years ago, not even close. it's totally out of control. i'm totally in favor of vaccines but i want smaller doses over a longer period of time. because you take a baby and i've seen it and i've seen it and i had my children taken care of over a long period of time two or three period of time. you take this little beautiful baby and you pump i mean it looks just like it's meant for a
horse, not for a child and we've had so many instances, people that work for me two years old, two and a half years old, beautiful child went to have the vaccine and came back and a week later got a tremendous fever, very sick and now autistic. i only say -- i'm in favor, do it over a longer period of time same amount but in little sections. i think you're going to see a big impact on autism. >> dr. carson you just heard his medical take. [ laughter ] >> he's an okay doctor. >> let's get a fact check. no one better to do that than our chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta. it's a well-known fact that vaccines at least according to studies out there, there is no correlation with autism but when you hear this exchange going on
give us the facts, what is your reaction? >> there is no connection between vaccines and autism and i'll pause there for a second because i don't want anybody to think there are strings attached. there is no connection. there hasn't been. there was a study done earlier this year, one of the largest 96,000 children looked for correlation with autism and it simply doesn't exist. the issue they raise, as well wolf with regard to spreading out the vaccines over time really doesn't have merit, as well. i think this is a really important point. you realize this can potentially be dangerous to potentially spread out the vaccines. when you spread them out, you're defeating the purpose of the vaccines in the first place. that's a huge issue. also wolf we used to give a much larger sort of amount of vaccines sometime ago when we
gave them for smallpox for example, this was a much larger amount of vaccine to the child's system. at that time we had a much lower rate of autism so in fact the amount of vaccine overall has gone down and rates of autism have gone up. in fact it's the exact opposite correlation. there is no reason not to get kids vaccinated on schedule. >> you know dr. ben carson is a pediatric neurosurgeon. were you surprised he ekt effectively refused to correct donald trump. >> i've known dr. carson for along time he's a very well respected doctor neurosurgeon. he's from michigan. this is a fascinating top pick to me because i think the science is so clear and this is a real collision of science and just social opinion on this particular top pick. i think it's imperative actually, for dr. carson dr.
paul who is also a dr. ofeye doctor to be clear because it's borderline dangerous to suggest there is a link to autism or suggest spacing out vaccines are a good idea. if you have small children in your house a child not vaccinated another child potentially exposed to some potentially problematic disease, you know that child could get sick and spread that illness to other children at his or her school. these are preventable diseases and the link to autism isn't true. people need to say it be clear about it and not equivocate. >> let's move on to another issue that came up in the debate when the new jersey governor chris christie and rand paul argue argued about medical marijuana. >> i don't want federal government putting moms in jail
trying to get medicine -- >> senator paul knows that's simply not the truth. in new jersey we have medical marijuana laws i've supported and implemented. this is not medical marijuana. this is a further step beyond. this is recreational use of marijuana. this is different. while he'd like to use a sympathetic story to backup the point it doesn't work. i'm not against medical marijuana, we do it in new jersey but i'm against the recreational use of marijuana. >> you reported on a new jersey family forced to move to colorado over this very issue. when you heard that exchange what was your reaction? >> ai had a lot of reaction. we've been reporting on this for sometime. he's been against marijuana, recreational and medicine l for quite sometime. the family we pro vilefiled had to leave new jersey and go to
colorado because there weren't marijuana laws on the books and in new jersey there are some. i think if you call medical marijuana by another name completely different name cannabis or something else like that people wouldn't co-mingle but the situation dr. paul was talking about with families obtaining this for their children it works for them when nothing else has worked, they tried everything main stream medicine has to offer. they try this and it's a benefit but now they can't leave the state of colorado or leave a state a medicinal marijuana state, if they do they could be charged with a crime. he's right about that. that is definitely happening, wolf. >> all right. sanjay good fact check. good to get your expertise. thank you, very very much. 23 million americans watching that debate last night. this important programming
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new hampshire just a little while ago. you certainly did take a lot of fire from the republicans at the cnn debate last night, especially from carly fiorina. she said if you want to stump a democrat, she said ask them about hillary clinton's accomplishments as secretary of state. if you were on the debate stage with her, what would you say was your number one accomplishmented a secretary of state? >> wolf i didn't get to see all of the debate but saw enough to know that this is just the usual back and forth political attack the, the kinds of things you say on a debate stage and don't have much else to say. i didn't hear anything from any of them how they will make college more affordable or get down student debt or equal pay for equal work for women, what they will do to make sure we deal with challenges of raising
incomes for hard-working people. i don't pay a lot of attention to this rhetoric that heats up. they want more attention from the republican party. i'll let them decide how best to do it but if anybody is interested you know there is a long list about what i have done and i'm very proud of it. you can read my book "hard choices" read how i negotiated a seize fire between israel and hamas and what i did as first lady to get the children's program orsen better health care for the venn trainterans. this is the silly season. i'm looking forward to debating on the stage whoever they finally nominate once they get around to doing that. >> all right. so listen to what carly fiorina
also said madem secretary october planned parenthood. >> i dare hillary clinton, barack obama to watch these tapes, watch a fully formed fetus on the table, it's heart beating, it's legs kicking while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain. this is about the character of our nation. >> all right, planned parenthood says that video doesn't depict, i want to explain. planned parenthood say it's not a aborted fetus, it was a miscarriage. this is an organization you support. have you seen those very very controversial videos? >> well wolf let's break down what's happening here because i think it's important. i know that there is a move on by some of the republicans in
the congress to actually shut down the united states government over their demand that we no longer give federal funding to planned parent hood to perform the necessary health services they do for millions of women. let's put aside for a moment here that there is no debate and there should be absolutely no argument that planned parenthood does cancer screenings helps provide family planning and contraceptive advice and difficult kinds of counciling when it comes to an hiv test. some facilities perform abortions, which is legal, under the laws of the united states. i understand that the republican party and particularly candidates we heard from last night wish that were not the case wish abortion were illegal and turn the clock back. i think we ought to be very
clear that planned parenthood has served to provide health care necessary health care for millions of women, and i think it deserves not only our support but the continuing funding from the federal government so that these women and girls who are seeking the kinds of services that are provided will be able to achieve that. >> are you confident planned parenthood madem mrks erksmadom secretary or groups haven't violated any laws? >> wolf, let me tell you what i know and that is there is a willingness on the part of planned parenthood to answer questions which they have been doing so. some people may not want to hear the answers but they have certainly put those answers out there into the public arena, and
if the issue, the core issue some on the stage last night or some in the congress are trying to promote or trying to raise questions about has to do with the kind of research that is done legally in the united states then that is an issue that goes far beyond any planned parenthood example. i think it important to sort out there is a lot of emotion, there is a lot of accusations that are being hurled about. it's important to sort out and try to actually figure out what is going on. if it's the services that they are trying to shut down like providing family planning or breast cancer screenings that is just wrong and women deserve to be given support to get those services provided. if they want to shut down the legal provision of abortion services then they have got a bigger problem because obviously, planned parenthood
does not use federal dollars to do that. and if they are more focused on the research that is going on then that's a set of issues that certainly is not only about planned parenthood. i would hope that the republicans and particularly republicans in the house led by speaker boehner would not put our country and our economy in peril chasing an attack on planned parenthood to shut our government down. i think that would be a very very unfortunate decision. >> all right. let's talk about another source of criticism you received last night this from the new jersey governor chris christie. he said at the debate you can't tell the american people the truth. those were his words about the e-maile e-mail e-mail controversy and says you should be prosecuted for having a server in your basement with
national securities running through it. do you think that was possible they hacked into your server? >> there is no evidence of that and again, this is you know, this is over heated rhetoric baseless charges trying to somehow, you know gain a footing in the debate and in the primary, and it really doesn't deserve any comment. >> it took you a long time to say you're sorry about what happened the mistakes you made and organizing that server to begin with. why did it take so long? >> well you know i was trying to explain what had happened and obviously, it was clear that i should have used two different e-mail accounts and i've said that that was a mistake. i'm sorry. i've taken responsibility but i've also for more than a year now been asking to testify before the congressional committee that is investigating the situation in benghazi. they would not let me appear.
finally and i'm very happy about this i will be appearing toward the end of october and i will look forward to answering all their questions which. i'm trying to be as transparent as possible. that's why people are reading the contents of the e-mails released and why i turned over my server and it's why i will testify. >> you've dismissed donald trump's campaign as entertainment suggested in part it's not really serious but the top republican candidate right now, donald trump for that matter ben carson carly fiorina, they are all political outsiders and your main democratic opponent bernie sanders is pull manyinging ahead and running as an outsider. why is bernie sanders ahead of you in the polls in new hampshire and iowa right now? >> well i've said for a long time polls will go up down i'm very confident and very comfortable about our strategy. i feel that our campaign in
iowa, new hampshire and early states and moving onto the states that come after are really coming together well. i'm excited by the level and intensity of the support that i have. so i always thought this would be a competitive election. i'm looking forward to it. this is an important job, not only in the country but in the world and people have to fight hard. they have to make their case and earn the votes of the american voters. >> you sat next to joe biden when you were the secretary of state for four years. he's been the vice president of the united states now for almost seven years, heart beat away from the presidency. if he does decide to run, will you be able to tell the american people that you're more qualified to be president than he is? well >> well wolf i'm not going to comment on a hypothetical and my good friend and colleague. he has to make up his own mind what is best for him and his
family as he wrestles with this choice but i'll tell the american people i believe my set of experiences my plans for the future my vision for what america should be what i've already told voters i would do and everything from making college affordable to paying down student debt to tackling climate change by making us the clean energy super power, dealing with substance abuse and addiction like i did hear in new hampshire today. i have a very comprehensive agenda that i think addresses the varied issues americans are talking to me about and i know having been around the presidency both as the first lady in the '90s and a member of president obama's cabinet, i feel very confident that i'm the right person at the right time to lead our country to deal with the growing issues around incomes that are not raising
enough money for people to feel they have got a better future about the kind of jobs we need more of about how more workers get to share in productivity and profits what they helped produce. i went out there talking specifically what i would do because i want to run a campaign that lays out my agenda because when i get elected, i'm going to start working on it immediately. >> i know your time is limited. a quick question are you ready to tell democrats indeed the american public today that you're ready to accept more democratic presidential debates that already scheduled. you're under pressure to do so? >> well wolf, i've said from the beginning i look forward to debating and look forward to the debate you know next month. now just a month away and i will certainly show up anywhere the democratic national committee tells us to show up because i want to have a good exchange of
ideas and make sure that democratic voters first and then general voters to follow see exactly what we stand for and what our positions are. so you know i am ready and willing no matter what they decide to show up and be there. >> are you ready to ask the dnc to authorize more democratic presidential debates? >> that's up to them. they can, you know they made their decision but i made it clear, if they want to do more i'm happy to do them. >> clearly you're influential with the dnc and if you want more i'm sure the chair of the dnc would go ahead. let me ask you one final question before i let you go you've praised your husband as a great president. so let me ask you this would you be a better president than bill clinton was as president of the united states? [ laughter ] >> oh, wolf you know that's one of those questions that i cannot and will not answer.
i will say this, i think if you look at the last 35 years or actually go back further, i think it's pretty indisputable that having a democrat in the white house is good for our economy, better than the alternative. i think my husband understood that and produced and president obama inherited a really big and dangerous mess and has been able to get us out of that ditch. so i'm not running for my husband's third term and certainly not running for president obama's third term but my first term but i do believe both of them understood what it would take to try to cleanup the messes they inherited from their republican predecessors and begin to get the economy and country working again for everyone and that's exactly the kind of president i will be as well. >> thank you so much for joining us. good luck out there on the campaign trail. look forward to covering you and look forward to covering obviously, all of the democratic
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dollars spent with almost nothing to show for it and now the pentagon is planning an overhaul of its program to help moderate syrian rebels take on isis. barbara starr reports. >> reporter: a shocking admission from the u.s. general running the war against isis. how few trained syrian rebels are left. >> it's a small number and the ones that are in the fight is -- we're talking four or five. >> as i see it right now, this four or five u.s.-trained fighters let's not kid ourselves. that's a joke. >> reporter: it was supposed to be the showcase of the u.s. effort in syria. a $500 million program to train 3,000 rebels this year alone. >> we certainly won't, at the pace we're going, reach the goal that we had initially established for ourselves.
>>. >> reporter: austin also acknowledging his own intelligence director under investigation for altering intelligence reports. the white house for the first time asked if the president still has confidence in his commander. >> of course yes. i think it's important to note -- and i made a reference to this yesterday, general austin to his credit sat before that congressional committee, took the oath faced the cameras and delivered some hard news. >> reporter: and the pentagon now defending how involved defense secretary ash carter is in overseeing the war. >> he is actively engaged in every aspect of this fight. >> reporter: but carter has deferred to secretary of state john kerry to lead u.s. discussions with russia about its military involvement in syria. russia now averaging two flights daily into syria bringing in troops and weapons. the latest commercial satellite
imagery capturing four russian military helicopters on the ground the first combat aircraft. one u.s. intelligence estimate up to 500 russian troops already there. the russian foreign minister has told kerry it's all to fight isis. >> i'm not taking that at face value because we look at the type of airplanes or the type of munitions and so forth and it obviously raises much more serious questions about what is happening. >> reporter: russians are setting things up in order to support assad. and this is a big problem right now. the pentagon watching it closely but not taking any additional steps and an awful lot of frustration from many military officials. wolf? >> frustrtion indeed. barbara, thanks very, very much. just ahead, on a very very different note the hilarious
phone call between hillary clinton and donald trump, at least someone who looks like him. watch this. >> you know i'm really curious, donald what is your stance on women's issues? >> i know a lot of women and they all have issues. at ally bank no branches equals great rates. it's a fact. kind of like mute buttons equal danger. ...that sound good? not being on this phone call sounds good. it's not muted. was that you jason? it was geoffrey! it was jason. it could've been brenda.
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watch this. >> hello? who's this? >> congratulations. you're speaking to donald trump. >> oh, hello, donald. >> how are you, hillary? i haven't seen you since my last wedding. >> well i'm sure i'll see you at the next one. you know i'm really curious, donald what is your stance on women's issues? >> look i know a lot of women and they all have issues. [ laughter ] you want to win? here's what you've got to do. first, yell. i yell all the time. in fact this phone isn't even plugged in. [ applause ] next, pick three things everyone loves and say you hate them.
watch, puppies. stupid. rainbows total losers. fall foilliage. are you ready to write this down? >> hold on. let me grab my pen. do you have any idea what it's like to work so hard for something to be so close to getting it and then someone pops out of nowhere and tries to take it all away? >> are you talking about bernie sanders? look i hate to say this but i think he's losing his hair. >> well -- >> i hate to say it. he's a great guy. fantastic. i think he's losing his hair. >> at least he doesn't have this one strand that he twirls over his head like a soft-serve at
dairy queen. >> very funny. erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. "outfront" tonight, donald trump and jeb bush dueling campaigns, dueling events. their first appearance since going head to head. we are live in nevada. plus carly fiorina a big winner last night. but will her record resonate with voters? and a muslim student's homemade experiment looked like a bomb to a teacher so he was handcuffed and taken away. was it religious profiling? let's go "outfront."