bush is at 5% t. rest of the field is further below that. here in new hampshire last night, donald trump barely mentioned any of his republican rivals. he did brag about his strength against hillary clinton. let's take a >> very importantly, we are destroying hillary, we're beating hillary. badly. we're beating her badly. >> reporter: but this new quinnipiac poll this morning shows the opposite, hillary clinton is up 47% in a matchup with donald trump who is at 41%. speaking of clinton and trump, one similarity they do share is this, voters across the country both believe that they are not honest and trustworthy. look at these numbers. clinton, 60% of voters say she's not honest and trustworthy. donald trump at 59%. so about six in ten voters are saying that.
we are two months out before any of this voting actually begins. i can tell you, two months from this morning we will know the winner of the iowa caucuses. this race is entering a bran new phase. chris and alisyn? >> jeff, please, stay with us. alisyn are negotiating which numbers to dive into first. >> there's so many. >> i'll lose as usual. >> let's bring in sara murray. you break the tie. what number pops out to you the most? >> if you look at trump's overall number, his support, there's another number we haven't mentioned yet. that's the 26% of republicans who will say they will never support trump. they say that in the quinnipiac poll. that's the challenge going forward. if you do see someone break out between cruz and rubio. trump needs to coalesce more support, break beyond 25%, 30%. it's still a question whether he can get enough republicans on
board to really be the winner if it comes down between him and one other republican in the race. >> that's what alisyn wanted to talk about first, i'll steal her question and say -- >> i won. >> you won again. bush, is it another story that he's gaining or that he's low in the field, vis-a-vis everybody else at the top. look at him now. this is it in terms of his ability to catch on, this was supposed to be the new phase, wasn't it? >> yes. i think it's incredible to see bush's numbers this low, especially because look, we are now in crunch time as jeff zeleny said. we're a couple months out from one states start voting. the bush campaign, the super pac are spending money, up on the airwaves. it's no longer a question of people not knowing or being aware of bush's record or not seeing him on the trail. he's been campaigning hard. they're up on the air and voters are not buying what he's selling right now. >> jeff, let's talk about how trump was saying i'm trouncing
hillary, i'm beating her in a huge way. but children to be, head-to-head matchup against trump has, as you point out, clinton beating trump 47% to 41%. when you match up other people against clinton, she still beats them until you get to rubio. here she beats trump. with rubio it's neck and neck, 45% to 44%. what do you see there? >> alisyn, we can see that bearing out in real life. the clinton campaign is the most concerned about marco rubio without question, for a couple reasons. one, he presents a generational difference. the biggest generational difference of any head-to-head matchup. he's a fluent spanish speaker. has a story about new beginnings in america. that is why the clinton campaign believes that marco rubio could be their biggest rival here. you see this sort of playing out in the polls there. digging into his back ground, they're looking into what is next for him.
marco rubio, of course, has to get through this republican primary. and it is still a very interesting thicket there. sara's absolutely right about one thing on the donald trump phenomenon. he's not grown as much. he's basically been staying right below 30% here. if he is to close it deal and win the republican nomination which he certainly could, he needs to coalesce that support from other republicans in the race. >> sara, two other headlines here for people. one is that he's doing this the cheap way, trump. he spent $217,000 on ads so far. and look, let's be honest, a big reason why is us. because we put him in the news all the time. we're giving him so much attention, he doesn't have to pay for ads. going down the line when you look at the field, mick is looking at me, i feel like i make that point all the time, just so you know, when you look at the field and how much money is being spent, what does this mean in terms of longevity. >> the big "x" factor is whether donald trump is going to start spending his own money. so far he hasn't had to.
when you look at everyone else, the people who have spent a lot of money, the jeb bushes of the world, kasich, hasn't really moved the numbers that much. people like trump, the people on top, carson, these guys have done it spending relatively little to no money. so it's just kind of a different situation right now where voters are not looking to television advertisements to drive who they're supporting. of course we know that that could change in the coming months. but right now, it doesn't seem like dollars are moving voters. >> i mean, look, here it is. you can just see the vast discrepancy between how much trump has spent, $217,000 on ads versus -- look at jeb bush. $29 million. look at john kasich, $8 million. just incredible numbers there on your screen. so i mean, jeff, once again, this election defies logic.
everything you were talking about. how is it possible that the front-runners in this re-election cycle, donald trump and hillary clinton are the least trustworthy? how is that going to work over the next year? >> it is a great question. that is the conundrum here. voters don't trust washington right now. they don't trust their leaders. it appears they would be inclined to elect someone they don't necessarily trust here. those are numbers they would have to improve upon in the general election setting here. this is a national poll. we talk about state -- presidential campaigns are run state by state by state. the thing about donald trump is, he's leading in the state polls as well in iowa and here in new hampshire as well here. they have high negatives, very, very high negatives. the reality is voters like his strength. on the democratic side, voters believe she is the most electable here. it is not that surprising to me that voters don't find them honest. bill clinton was re-elected in 1996. a majority of voters said he was
not honest and trustworthy but he was re-elected by a wide margin. >> another big headline is morning is what the gop is going to do about trump. it is now seen as more likely than not he will certainly be there come convention time. the risk is, if he doesn't like the deal that's brokered at the convention he walks and he walks with maybe 25%, 30% of the vote. what to do, what to do. >> i think we talk a lot about a brokered convention. we're getting ahead of ourselves there. a brokered convention is something that establishment republicans talk about all the time with a look of horror on their face, could you imagine if this happens. not a single state has voted yet. we need to get through these states that are voting and see where we are. that can be a big game changer and it could sort of narrow down what will happen coming to the convention. there's no doubt when you talk to establishment republicans, they'll say things i think iowa is ted cruz's to lose. there's a wishful thinking that somehow donald trump will
evaporate and support will coalesce behind one of the other republicans. on the other side, there's a fear that donald trump keeps growing, he could potentially be the republican nominee and they haven't found a way to stop him. the one thing they kndo know, ia bunch of establishment republicans get together and hit trump, they expect that to backfire. he's going to say that's the problem with the party right now. it's left its supporters hundreded. >> we'll be talking to kevin mccarthy, congressman kevin mccarthy about this and how establishment republicans are feeling later in the program. sara, jeff, thank you. look, this is going to make even more excitement surround the next debate. mark your calendars, the cnn republican debate is less than two weeks away. we know every time one of these laps the race changes. somebody else makes the case. wolf blitzer moderated the last gop debate. will moderate this debate for us. sorry. last debate of the year,
december 15th at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on cnn. >> mark our ckallecalendars. in chicago, the city mayor firing his police superintendent in the wake of outcry in the shooting of a teenager. cnn's ryan young is live in chicago with more on what's going on in that city. ryan? >> reporter: good morning, michaela. a lot of people are still talking about this. we had protesters outside the police department just last night. people are saying one down, two more to go. days of protests in chicago leading to one official calling for a federal investigation into the chicago police department. illinois's attorney general second a request to the u.s. department of justice civil rights division. this as a chicago police board is set to begin a nationwide search for a new superintendent. >> he has become an issue rather than dealing with the issue.
and a distraction. >> reporter: the firing of chicago police superintendent gary mccarthy continued fallout over the city's handling of the shooting of laquan mcdonald by officer jason van dyke, video of the teen who died in a hail of 16 bullets igniting days of outrage and growing distrust. >> now is the time for fresh eyes and new leadership. >> reporter: reacting to the pressure tuesday, mayor rahm emanuel announced a new task force to review how the city trains its officers. many wonder if the mayor and cook county prosecutor's jobs could be in jeopardy, accusations swirling that the city tried to keep the shooting under wraps during re-election season shelling out a $5 million to the mcdonald family before a lawsuit was ever filed. >> i troo y to do my job in a professional manner every day. >> reporter: also fueling suspicions of a cover-up, allegations that chicago police
deleted footage from that burger king surveillance camera that may have captured moments leading up to the shooting. >> there was 83 minutes of video that was missing. >> reporter: the prosecutor insisting that the tape was not tampered with. there's been a lot of conversation about that burger king video. in fact they came out and said the fbi has looked at the files and said no one has tampered with that video. they don't believe that was deleted afterwards. alisyn? >> thanks so much for that update. meanwhi meanwhile, more american boots will be on the ground in iraq to fight isis. defense secretary ash carter announcing plans for additional special operations forces. cnn's barbara starr is live at the pentagon with the latest. this is a big story, barbara. what do you know? >> reporter: in the face of continuing withering criticism to say the least by many republicans and others that the president isn't doing enough to fight isis, carter apeared on capitol hill unveiling a number of new ideas, trying to show muscle, some forward movement on
that fight. the big idea, send about 200 forces to iraq. many of them will be special forces, some support forces, helicopters, others support gear. list hon how carter described what these units will do. >> these special operators will, over time, be able to conduct raids, free hostages, gather intelligence and capture isil leaders. this force will also be in a position to conduct unilateral operations in syria. >> reporter: think of this now as a so-called hunter/killer force. it's the same idea they've used in iraq and afghanistan. will it be a game changer in defeating isis? very few people think so. carter still getting a lot of criticism, asked point blank if the u.s. is winning against isis, he responded the u.s. will win. chris? >> all right. barbara starr, thank you very much. also related here, the british
parliament is about to debate whether the uk should begin air strikes against isis in syria. prime minister david cameron warning members of parliament that isis is a threat to their nation's security as well. if military action is approved, strikes could begin within days. meantime, german lawmakers are debating whether to increase their military role in syria. this is following how strong this coalition gets. >> top republicans voicing opposition to a proposal that would use the must pass omni bush spending bill to defund the policy. michael mccaul says it wouldn't work because the agency that ov oversees the refugee program isn't covered by the spending measure. the spending bill must pass by december 11th in order to avoid a government shutdown. we give this next story a big like. facebook co-founder mark zuckerberg and his wife are
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5. chicago police superintendent gary mccarthy out. the reaction? not enough. the state's attorney general call for the department of justice to investigate the entire department. the flash point for all this, laquan mcdonald, he was shot 16 times by officer jason van dyke in october of last year. it took more than a year for the video of the incident to be release. it took more than a year for charges to be filed. let's discuss. cnn law enforcement analyst cedric alexander and retired nypd sergeant joseph jacalone. give me the 30,000 feet view of what is wrong in chicago.
>> this he have a challenging situation going on there. it's unfortunate this case had to, chris, the learned of the way that it did. it does create a great deal of suspicion. it gives the impression of cover-up and i can't really think of any positive adjective i can use to describe the situation there in chicago. you know, my mentor and good friend commissioner chuck ramsey out of philadelphia says it best, bad news does not get better over time. in situations such as this, as soon as you report to the community when you have an issue with should have been reported, actually, 13 months ago, i don't think they'd be in the position they are now. this is not a good optic for the leadership and not just gary mccarthy in this case. but, of course, the state attorney and the mayor as well. >> you have optics, cedric's
right. you also have the reality. push back, they say it would have compromised making the case had it come out earlier. have you ever seen a case with a video like this a year to make? >> no. you can look at this in 13 minutes and decide this is not a good shooting at all. there's a lot of problems. the chief of detectives and chief of internal affairs, commissioner, they're all investigating these things together. the mayor gets notified immediately. >> who has to be involved to keep the tape quiet? a judge didn't put it under seal. the judge wound up releasing it, recently obviously. who was involved? >> you have to look at the cook's county prosecutor. regular murs go to the prosecutor's office. they had the video, the dashcam, everything. the chief of detectives. the chief of internal affairs. they work these cases together. their job is to work concurrently with the chief of detectives as they do their
investigation. we're missing videotapes. we have different -- >> 83 minutes one source involved in this story says we're missing or not used that could have been. >> sure. and then couple that with the officer's statements that don't reflect what we see in the video. this isn't just one person. this is like -- >> it's also not one element. chicago paid $521 million in the last ten years for police misconduct places, according to a local nonprofit watchdog group, better government association. that's very high, even for a big city, it's very high. cedric, the question becomes what needs to happen for it to be better? how high do you have to go on change and how much of systemic change is needed? >> you'll have to go way to the top. at the end of the day, certainly the mayor is the ceo. you have a state attorney there as you just heard joe say who had eyes on this. there are a lot of people who have their fingerprints on this video, chris. and it really would have to
start at the top of government. you have a community there in chicago, residents of that community who don't feel safe, who don't feel they can trust their local leadership. and that in and of itself is a problem. >> you think rahm emanuel has to go? >> i think that's going to be left up to the citizens in chicago. it's very clear to me, here again, i will be straightforward about this, there are a number of people who have their fingerprints on this. you cannot solely hold gary mccarthy responsible for a lack of integrity that should have been demonstrated from the top of that city all the way down to the last person hired. that is a real systemic problem in that agency. we see that. we all have challenges as chiefs. but it is not chiefs solely. chiefs often times end up being the scapegoat for these types of situations. >> that's why i ask. the mayor will say he'll be made a scapegoat in that effect, he
doesn't run the police department specifically. every time something like this happens, he gets a chance to respond. he'll say, i just put the task force together. the question becomes what is the change you need to see? do you think it's time for big cities or their states to pass laws that say every time there is a police shooting of a citizen that gets called into question, we have somebody prosecute it outside the ordinary chain? not the prosecutors who deal with the cop all the time and have almost an inextricable intimacy with them. >> that's where we're headed. this becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy of what activists have been saying about the police all along. whether it's ferguson, baltimore, yes, there's going to be changes coming very soon about how these police-involved shootings are going to be handled. they're not going to always work out in the way people expect it to do. every time we have a shooting
not on video, people are going to question it. >> that's where, cedric alexander made this point. you just made it. people want justice. that fairness is seen as a function of transparency. >> absolutely. >> that seems to be something these cases always get hung up on. thank you very much. >> thank you. there is fight a mystery unfoding in alaska. the newly elected mayor of juneau discovered in his home. his body shows signs of injuries. what or who killed him? "new day" is next. there's no catch. you want me to give up my two aleve for six tylenol? no. for my knee pain, nothing beats my aleve.
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there was someone who appeared to be deceased inside. the officers were on scene in about four minutes. >> reporter: mysterious deaths like this one, let alone the mayor rarely occur in this remote capital city. a community tucked away on alaska's panhandle often reached by boat and sea plane. the strange circumstances have many in town speculating about what happened. the detectives here are, for now, stumped. the mayor's son had gone to check on him after getting word that others in town were having trouble reaching him. officers rushed to the scene but the mayor was already dead. juneau police say they found no sign of forced entryç and concluded that mayor fisk did not commit suicide. so what happened? some are already suggesting that the mayor was assaulted.
the police are playing that down, though the chief did tell the juneau empire newspaper that that assault is one of the possibilities out there but it also could have been a fall or something else. the deputy mayor will take over his duties. she was a long-time friend of guess fisk, even taught his son in the sixth grade. >> we are devastated. he was a wonderful person and friend. from the calls i've been seving, i'm not the only one who has felt he's a wonderful person and good friend to juneau. >> reporter: a neighbor told us fisk was active and in good shape. he hiked and swam often. she said he had a great smile and was a great guy. randi kaye, cnn, new york. >> meanwhile, the u.s. ramping up the fight against isis. they're deploying a new unit to iraq to carry out raids on isis targets. is this a step towards a larger u.s. ground force?
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new details about the specialized u.s. forces in iraq that will be sent to fight isis. defense secretary ash carter announcing they will conduct raids, rescue hostages, gather intelligence and try to capture isis leaders. what does this mean for the larger fight? let's bring in cnn's military analyst and retired army former commanding general of europe and the seven alisyn. >> the defense secretary was reluctant to give any specific numbers. our barbara starr believes it is 200 special forces that will be sent to iraq to help in the fight against isis. what will change as a result of them going there? >> the 200 number that's been reported is about the number that you would have in a support package for a special ops element, strike force that comes in like this. you're going to see a counterterrorism force on the ground. those are all the missions that the secretary described yesterday. the raids, the hostage rescue, the strikes against key targets.
but the key element of that, there's going to be a small number of fighters in that package, alisyn. the key number are going to be the small number, some helicopter pilots aj a much larger intelligence collection cell, something we call a fusion cell which gathers the intelligence, gathers it quickly, strikes new targets. it's a repeating theme of hit a target, get intelligence incorporated into fusion, find new targets to hit. >> how much impact do you think this will have? >> i tell you, you'll hear analysts today tell you it's only 50 guys. they can't do that much. alisyn, i'll tell you from the experienceal side, you give me 50 guys are w.h.o. are hitting targets repeatedly, i'm going to tell you it's going to make a lot of difference. i say that because i saw it happening and they did work for me in northern iraq and that's what turned the tide. >> you say 50 but we think it's up to 200. >> it's not going to be the 200 operators. that 200 number is probably
going to be part of the fusion cell and the support cell for the operators who are going out. >> defense secretary ash carter was at a house hearing yesterday and he was asked about whether or not we're winning against isis. he made a comment that may have been intended to instill confidence but it missed the mark a little bit. listen to what he said. >> we are gathering momentum and it is a fact that the territory under isil's control has shrunk. that's not a declaration. >> you've indicated it's war. are we winning, mr. secretary? >> we will win. >> are we winning now? >> we're going to win. >> general? why can't he say that we're winning? >> that's an awkward question, alisyn. was asked that multiple times when i was in command in northern iraq. are we winning yet? in these fights we don't win. you gain on a daily basis. you continually gain.
i think the secretary doesn't want to say, yes, we're winning because as soon as the next car bomb goes off or the next terrorist strike occurs in a european capital, someone's going to say to him, you told us we were winning. how come these things are still happening? you can't win against a counterterrorism organization. you can gain. we're seeing this organization metastasize a little bit, go to other places. spread their tentacles in syria and iraq. there are gains but they certainly aren't defeated. >> what's the status in libya? >> the reports are saying that there's a significant attempt by isis leadership to establish cells in libya. but, again, each country they try and go to, there are different dynamics. in libya, the key dynamic is they'll have a fight against
multiple other islamic groups. ansar al sharia, al qaeda. they have taken some cities there. there seems to be an indicator there's a big presence in the town of serta. there's a lot of places are terrorists can operate. there's also a lot of terrorist organizations. the key point in north africa, libya being a part of that is al qaeda in the land of the maghreb, north africa, has been active forever several years now. again, it's a branding issue. isis wants to be part of the new brand in that area. the people in that area are saying we can use the branding and the messaging of isis in syria and iraq to start a new organization here. so you're going to see it's much like the bloods and the crypts. who are the toughest gangs in town and who's going to take the bigger name recognition. >> general mark hertling, thanks so much for the information.
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chicago police superintendent gary mccarthy is out amid questions over how his department handled the investigation into the shooting death of laquan mcdonald. mcdonald as rule recall was shot 16 times by officer jason van dyke last year. it took 13 months for this dashcam video to be released by a judge's court order. join is us now is brandon smith, the free lance journalist who sued chicago to release that very dashcam video. brand brandon, very glad to speak to you this morning. what's your reaction to the superintendent being ousted? ç >> well, it certainly could indicate the start of reform. now, i just hope that the task force, rahm emanuel appointed yesterday, follows through with what rahm was describing that they would do. unfortunately it's going to take a few months, he said.
that seems a little long for the protesters here. >> do you believe or have any reason to believe that the mayor and the city's top leadership was involved in some sort of cover-up? do you have confidence in the mayor? >> that's a lot of kind of personal opinion but the problem is that the city doesn't have confidence in the city's leadership. the people here. i'm not really sure that a task force like was appointed yesterday is going to restore that confidence. you know what i think will, though, is if the mayor agrees to release all the documents, everything, that they have about the case. my lawyer and i have asked them to put it all online immediately. >> right, right. >> just so people can learn, well, what really happened here? who knew what when about what happened. the video showed but some people
knew about it a long time ago. >> you actually -- among some of the thing you're seeking, any of the video that's been previously unreleased, names of the officers that were present, their statements. you're also seeking witnesses and their statements, among other things. you say that there is a video from one police car that may actually show the clearest angle. that has not been released. police say, no, all of the five videos that were released are the only ones from the scene. >> right. and it very well may be that that camera wasn't working but i'm also seeking communication between officers within the department, between the mayor's office and the police department, talking about this cqáq trying to -- we're trying to find out who knew about the camera and who knew about the audio and essentially whether
any police there on the scene gave statements that were very much like the video, because if that's the case, i wonder why mr. van dyke wasn't charged with murder earlier. >> i know laquan mcdonald's family didn't want the tape released. i'm curious, did that weigh on you when you were deciding whether to pursue the release of the video? >> it sure did. the family -- the family has the right to say that the video is very disturbing to them and that they don't want their son remembered in that way. the problem comes when there are 300 police shootings in chicago in five years and no signs of change. that's one of the largest
numbers for police shootings in the nation. so as a person, as well as a journalist, i kind of have to speak out against that, right? >> right, right, we understand that. >> so nothing was happening with reform. no one was really talking about these police shootings until the video came out. >> right. >> and so it's kind of having the result that i had hoped. >> right. we know the family has mixed emotions. they're relieved and thankful charges are brought and the whole world knows what happened to their son. brandon smith, thank you for speaking with us today. we're going to be watching the situation in chicago with you. chris? >> all right, mick, shocking new information, support for isis in the united states had never been higher than it is right now. why and what changes this fact? we'll take that on. also, we have good news. this sunday cnnç celebrates th top ten cnn heroes of the year. we all love this.
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let's be honest. one of growing fears in america is the menny within. right? a new report from george washington university into isis recruits here in the u.s. says that these recruits are younger, harder to profile and harder to catch and that they're more of them. the study identified at least 300 americans actively supporting isis on social media. that's what brings us to our guest. al hon d alejandro, appreciate it. the fear is real. the question is one, let's start with this study. is it true in your opinion that you have more sympathizers, potential radicals reflecting an interest in isis in the u.s. than previously? >> there is no question, chris, that isis is using social media
to recruit youth, not just in the united states but across the world. this is something that we across the administration have been watching very closely and have been responding to very aggressively. not just across the federal government but in partnership with state and local law enforcement. >> why would that happen here? the assumption is that the u.s. hasç better information. it shouldn't work here. people should have a better sense of what it is to live in a humane way. how are they effective here? >> well, i think the social media campaign that isis employs seeks to exploit the vulnerable, the potentially disenfranchised youth. that is why it is so important for people in the community to be aware of the indicators of potential radicalization and respond appropriately. >> what do you do, though, mr. secretary? how do you stop people from spreading messages on social media? how do you stop people from becoming radicalized. >> those are two very different questions. let me take the second one. >> please. >> that falls squarely within
the department of homeland security and across the board. our secretary, secretary johnson created the office for community partnerships which works with local communities in educating not only youth but parents, teachers, faith-based leaders, community leaders and the like. we provide grants to local organizations to work with youth, to make sure that they do not fall prey to these efforts. the administration, the president, barack obama, convened a white house summit last year on countering violent extremism. we've been very pro-active in this effort across the administration. >> with all the different tools you're trying, what seems to work best? >> what works best is empowering local communities to work with individuals in their locales. >> see something, say something kind of stuff? >> yes. that's not just a slogan. that's actually a way of life. it is, if you see something that is of concern, that is unusual, don't just walk by but take action. pick up the phone, call.
it can make a very big difference in not only somebody's life but in the life of a local community. >> obviously the refugee process is something thing ahas a hand in. yes, you have to wait for the nhcr to do its vetting in the case of the syrian refugees specifically before you do your own. what do you make of the fear that one of them could want to chop my head off? people don't want the syrian refugees here. you're seeing it in polls.ç what's your reaction? >> let me allay the fear. that's most important. first of all, we have to remember what our values are as a can countountry and what our is for a refuge for people seeking relief from humanitarian difficulties, torture, and the like. that is who we are as a country. we have to stay true to our identity and our values. the refugee vetting process is the most intense vetting process that any individual seekinged amission to the united states undergoes. we have confidence in the process. we constantly re-evaluate the
process and are always looking to how we can better strengthen 2. >> when director comey comes out and says we can't use our data base, i can't track somebody that doesn't have a footprint in that system, that's all people needed to hear. you can't vet them, you can't track them. what do you say? >> i say that's not act university. i say that's not accurate. our data bases aren't the only element of our extensive vetting process. individuals that seek admission to the united states as refugeeç will undergo at least three different interviews. the last one being by an expert involved in not only the country conditions in the place of origin but being able to ask the individual specific questions about his or her claim for
relief and why they seek to come to the united states. >> you understand the concerns, deputy secretary and you're confident you can get it done in the safest way possible. appreciate you for being here on "new day." >> thank you for having me. >> there's a lot of news to tell you about. let's get right to it. trump, more on top than ever. >> they say i have the most loyal people. >> now with a double digit lead at the top the republican field. it is the contest between rubio and senator ted cruz that's the one to watch here in the coming months. chibqgo's top cop fired. the illinois attorney general asking the department of justice to investigate the chicago police department. >> a police officer is only as effective as when he has the trust of those he serves. u.s. troops going to war. >> going after high-valued targets, leaders of isis, they'll be going on hostage rescue missions. >> it puts everybody on notice in syria. you don't know at night who will be coming in the window.
this is "new day" with chris cuomo, alisyn camerota and michaela pereira. >> good morning, everyone. welcome ba to your "new day." up first, donald trump again proving he can say controversial things and still climb in the polls. a new national poll out this morning shows trump with a commanding double digit lead. trump now ten points ahead of marco rubio who has taken second place with jeb bush far back in the pack at just 5%. >> that big number for trump and that small number for bush is really the whole story on the gop side. on the democratic side, no contest right now. hillary clinton running away with the race, 2-1 lead over senator bernie sanders. what does it mean on the gop side about how big trump is right now despite all the controversy? we have senior washington correspondent jeff zeleny. what's the word? >> good morning, chris. you guys are absolutely right. donald trump remains squarely in the lead here in this new
quinnipiac poll released just this morning. let's take a deeper look at the numbers here. he's at 27% in the polls, ten points above marco rubio as you said. look at this number. as ben carson's slide continues, it's the race between marco rubio and ted cruz that's the one to watch going forward. they're both tied at 16%. jeb bush is in the top five but only at 5%. the rest of the field is below that. here in new hampshire last night, donald trump barely talked about any of his republican rivals but he did spend a lot of time about bragging about how he's stronger than hillary clinton. let's take a listen. >> very importantly, i'm killing -- weç are just destroying hillary. we're beating hillary. badly. we're beating her badly. >> but a quinnipiac poll shows just the opposite in fact. look at these numbers. hillary clinton at 47% in a
hypothetical head-to-head matchup. donald trump at 41%. now, speaking of hillary clinton and donald trump, they do share one similarity. it's one that is not necessarily a good one. six in ten americans, nearly six in ten americans say they are not honest or trustworthy. 60% for hillary clinton and 59% for donald trump. both potential trouble spots if they would happen to become the party's nominees and go forward in the general election. as this race enters a new phase here, two months from this morning we will know the winner of the iowa caucuses. we'll know how this race is shaping up going forward into the new hampshire primacy. chris and alisyn. >> jeff, thanks for the preview. let's break down the numbers with michael xer con ismerconis. jeff just put up the big headline numbers that bear repeating. how far ahead donald trump is from his closest competitor, he has a ten-point lead over marco
rubio who has now got into second place. donald trump is at 27%. that's up from the last time quinnipiac did this poll at the beginning of november. as you see, the other headline is that jeb bush is far down in the pack at 5%. how big of a deal is all of this, michael? >> i think it's a very big deal because as jeff points out we're at t minus two months. i tabulate the maverick vote and i tabulate the establishment vote. let's add up donald trump and ben carson and throw ted cruz into that mix. you'll get 59% of the gop. and then conversely, do a total of the establishment types. that would be kasich, thatç wod be jeb. that would be rubio. that would be chris christie. you only get 26%. so this core of support for the maverick candidates, i put cruz in that category despite the fact that he's in the u.s.
senate, continues to dominate the field. so that even if donald trump should drop and it's looking unlikely that he will, you're still going to see a dominant figure from that wing of the party and not the establishment wing. that's what i think is most significant. >> all right. so when we're talking about what's significant though, you can't avoid -- trump's on top. nobody has taken him out yet. we know he's resonating with people. any pretension that this isn't real is silly at this point. what i think is real at this point is that jeb bush's number doesn't change. he stays in the basement of that top pack no matter what he seems to do. almost 90 million he has spent or someone has spent in his name. how do you explain any enthusiasm for him even 60 days out? >> chris, that's another of the findings that i find most significant. 26% of the voters in this quinnipiac poll say, these are republicans, they would never vote for donald trump.
26%. i get that because of the statements that he's made. but to your point, 21% say no way i'm voting for jeb bush. that's really inexplicable. he's not said anything like donald trump has said out on the stump. it has to be fatigue from the family that some even republicans are feeling about jeb bush. that's the real challenge for him is to how to turn that around, especially when the maverick candidates are so domineering. >> michael, we all know donald trump gets the most media coverage and perhaps that plays into some factor of how well he's doing. but we have never seen the numbers in this release we have right here in this graphic for you, the media mentions among presidential candidates, he's had more than 18 million. hillary clinton has had a fraction of;háhat at 5. this is through october. how many media mentions. look at donald trump getting
beyond the lion's share of how much -- >> where's the perhaps? him getting a lot of attention has to be helping him, right? >> it's a factor. you can't say it's only because the media is focusing on donald trump that he's popular. >> it helps. that's why he does so much media. >> sure. when you talk to the panel of his supporters, they never say, i like him because i saw him on television. i like him because he speaks the truth, he speaks my language. >> he gets more at-bats than other people, too. it has to be part of it. he has to make the most of them. they go hand in hand, right. >> he's great copy. you never know what will next come out of his mouth. i have to get over the point of saying this faux pas will take him down or that misstatement will take him down. i'm convinced the reason he draws somewhere in the range of a third of republicans is because of the type of things that he's tending to say.
mimicking the disability of that "new york times" reporter was disgusting in my opinion. and yet, there's a mentality out there of people that seem to resonate with these sort of atrocious comments that he makes. perhaps it's because of what he says that he's drawing this kind of support, as scary as that sounds, at least to me. >> hold on a second. it's not that his supporters like mocking a reporter with a disability, they believe him when he says, no, i wasn't. >> i think it's the ultimate fu to the system. he's enabling the constituency that's so fed up with elected officials. when you're talking about 26%, 27%, 28% of republicans you're talking about 7% or 8% of the overall public. less anyone take a look at the numbers and say oh, my god,
that's the wayç the country is- >> by fu he means formerly unknown. the question for you, therefore, michael is what is the gop going to do? now, sara murray rightly backed me off this one. i would submit it's not too early. i would submit the party is thinking about this 24/7. if they get to the convention and donald trump is not gone, we have no reason to think he would be gone, what do they do if he doesn't like the deal and he takes with his near third with him? >> the net/net of these numbers is something we've not yet discussed, at least to me. bernie sanders runs as well as hillary and sometimes better against the gop fold. with no disrespect to senator sanders, he appeals, you would think to a more narrow base to secretary clinton.
the fact that bernie sanders is beating the gop fold in the same way that hillary is doesn't speak well for the party. it talks, i think, about the split between running well in primary and caucus season a la donald trump, a la ben carson, a la ted cruz and the need to win a general election. let's not lose sight of the fact that marco rubio is the one who runs the best, among these candidates, against the democrats toy your question, will the republicans say, wait a minute, we have to be practical. we don't want to just be angry. we want to win this thing. i don't know. i think the anger may overtake the practicality. >> michael smerconish, we always love getting your take. thanks so much. >> absolutely, my man. we can go from the theoretical to the practical. we'll have house majority leader kevin mccarthy on. he is a gop leader. we'll talk about what he thinks about this poll. >> the cnn republican debate less than two weeks away now. wolf blitzer will moderate the last gop debate of the year,
tuesday, december 15th, 9:00 p.m. eastern on cnn. turning to our other top stories. the city of chicago looking for a new police chief.ç the superintendent was fired observe the anger of that department's mishandling of a shooting death of a teenager. cnn's ryan young is live in chicago with more for us. ryan? >> reporter: a lot of people are upset about this. look, they say one down and two more to go. they want changes at the top. days of protests in chicago leading to one official calling for a federal investigation into the chicago police department. illinois's attorney general sending a request to the u.s. department of justice civil rights division. this as a chicago police board is set to begin a nationwide search for a new superintendent. >> he has become an issue rather than dealing with the issue. and a distraction. >> reporter: the firing of chicago police superintendent
gary mccarthy continued fallout over the city's handling of the shooting of laquan mcdonald by officer jason van dyke, video of the teen who died in a hail of 16 bullets igniting days of outrage and growing distrust. >> now is the time for fresh eyes and new leadership. >> reporter: reacting to the pressure tuesday, mayor rahm emanuel announced a new task force to review how the city trains its officers. many wonder if the mayor and cook county prosecutor's jobs could be in jeopardy, accusations swirling that the city tried to keep the shooting under wraps during re-election season shelling out a $5 million settlement to the mcdonald family before a lawsuit was ever filed. >> i try to do my job in a professional manner every day. >> reporter: a dashcam shows mcdonald running across a burger king parking lot moments before the shooting, also fueling suspicions of a cover-up, allegations that chicago police
deleted footage from that burger king surveillance camera that may have captured moments leading up to the shooting. >> there was 83 minutes of video that was missing. >> reporter: the prosecutor insisting that the tape was not tampered with. there's been a lot of talk about that video at the bugger kinu. they've analyzed it and believe none of the files have been deleted that would have shown anything and that the cameras weren't actually pointed towards the shooting. a lot of conversation in this community about what's next and whether or not there was a cover-up. >> still so many questions today, ryan. thank you. now to a major shift for the obama administration in its strategy for fighting isis. defense secretary ash carter telling congress more u.s. special forces will be deployed to conduct raids in iraq and syria. cnn's barbara starr is live at the pentagon. she has the latest for us. barbara? >> reporter: good morning, alisyn. a couple dozen special forces backed up with helicopters and other support units, a total of about 200 u.s. troops.
this puts a hunter/killer force of the united states right on the front lines in iraq, possibly even going into syria, listen to how defense secretary ash carter described it to congress. >> these special operators will, over time, be able to conduct raids, free hostages, gather intelligence and capture isil leaders. this force will also be in a position to conduct unilateral operations in syria. >> reporter: but still, a lot of criticism coming from that congressional panel. republicans asking is the u.s. winning against isis? the secretary simply answering that the u.s. will win against isis. chris? >> all right, it's a long way from here, whatever the result. barbara starr, thank you very much. a $600 million plan to close
guantanamo bay and replace it with a prison in the united states shot down by the white house? why? according to "the wall street journal," the obama administration considers that $600 million too much from the defense department proposal. it calls for 350 million to construct a new prison in america, 300 million more in operating costs. the white house says it wants a new plan to close the base but with a lower price tag. opening statements could begin as early asç today in th trial of a baltimore police officer, william porter, theist if of six baltimore cops to be tried in the death of freddie gray. he suffered a fatal spinal injury in custody back in april. roughly 125 potential jurors were questioned over the past two days. the judge expects a final jury to be seated today. more than a year after cleveland police shot and killed tamir rice. they said he and his partner repeatedly yelled she me your
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chicago has a problem with gun violence. everybody knows it. the question is what do you do about it? the chicago mayor, rahm emanuel just fired the top cop. seems like it's not enough for the people looking into the situation. let's ask luis gutierrez. representative, thank you for being with us. is the answer to get rid of the mayor, mr. representative? >> look, i think the answer is that anybody who has seen this videotape, it just fills the well of my eyes with tears to see it and to not let those who committed the act go unpunished.
i think the fact that the police officer has been indicted is a step in the right direction. too many times a few chicago police officers just get away literally with murder. in this case, it will not happen. here's what i think. i think there's an election for state's attorney, county of clerks. i won't call for anita alvarez's resignation but what i will say is this should be a key topic of debate moving forward in terms of what it is our state's attorney. look, i want to say something to you, chris. i'm proud of people of the city of chicago. and i think the activism on the streets of the industry of chicago should be an example for all of america. the fact is they've been out there, they've been protesting. they've been raising theirç voices in a nonviolent manner. you haven't seen the kind of damage and carnage we have seen in other cities. let's continue to move forward as we seek justice for laquan mcdonald. >> but you know the expression.
justice delayed is justice denied. no matter what happens in this case, because the outcome, many who are protesting feel should be obvious given the tape itself, it took too long. why did it take too long? my question to you is, you can get rid of the mayor and the police chief. if you don't change the system, you can't expect a better outcome. is it time for your state to pass a law that when a cop shoots a citizen you have someone outside the ordinary chain investigated? >> i think that that is why you have a great panel, a great panel of former federal prosecutors. you also have on the panel that the mayor has put together public defender, a leading public defender and great professor. you have a great group of people. look, duval patrick was a great governor with a great reputation. he's a senior adviser. yes. i think that that panel should
look at how it is. it took 14 months. there's no reason it should have taken 14 months. it has been the tradition, right, in the city of chicago that when there is a criminal investigation, the tapes are not released. you think we need to end that kind of tradition in the city of chicago. this should be a tradition that says when there is an action taken and a citizen of my city loses their lives at the hands of a public official, that should be transparent and we should get that information as quickly as possible in the hands. look, i think there's a lot of things that need to be done. there's a broken trust between the people of the city of charge and the chicago police department. i wake up every morning, chris, trying to figure out how i keep on the intelligence committee and on the judiciary committee, how i keep america safe. i alsoç want to make sure that the in in the city of chicago we wake up trying to figure out how we keep our city safe. if you don't have trust in your
police department, you can't keep the people of the city of chicago safe. it's more than one or two police officers. there have been hundreds of shootings. $500 million paid out in the last ten years. we need to end the vicious cycle of violence that occurs against the people of the city of chicago. i believe that the vast majority of chicago police officers are good men and women. but we also need to make sure that when they cross the line, repercussions are quick and repercussions are severe. >> off ysly what you need right now is action and change. the question is what form will it take? will you propose a law for your state that you have an independent prosecutor when these cases happen so transparency is obvious? >> i think it's an excellent idea. and i believe that duval patrick, the group that's put together, i'm going to talk to them. don't think there's going to be a panel. i think that every elected
official who cares and has mound the death of laquan mcdonald should say i want a hearing with that. i think this is a time to have that kind of conversation, not just -- look, i hope to come back with you in three months, six months and tell you what i've done and where the city of chicago is at. we cannot sweep this one. let this be the last death of a chicago citizen that occurs without complete transparency and without -- look, the people of the city of chicago have to believe that everybody, that there is justice and equality and justice for everybody. and i don't think that that's the case in the city of chicago. in this case it's very troubling to many of us in a demonstration of a long held -- about four years ago, there was $4.1 million paid out when an african-american male was shot and killed by the chicago police. one of the things that the federal judge said is that there's a code of silence. we need to break the code of silence. i love the chicago police that
are out thereç working each an every day. i want to make sure that all the men and women are deemed that they are fit to be chicago police officers. i want them to do the job. i want my people to be safe. i don't want to simply just bash the chicago police department. the vast majority of them are doing a great job. but we need to structurally change how it is they see their job and how it is they act and interact with the people of the city of chicago. >> you're saying things that a lot of those people want to hear. the question is what will be done about it? we'll follow the story. >> thank you, chris. a new poll out this morning has donald trump cementing and even building on his front-runner status. now the gop establishment is starting to panic. house majority leader kevin mccarthy will be here next. ♪
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in this national quinnipiac poll. house majority leader kevin mccarthy. good morning, congressman. forgive me. >> call me kevin. >> great to see you this morning. let's talk about this new quinnipiac poll. it shows donald trump's dominance is not going anywhere. in fact, he's built on it over the past three weeks, he's gone up three points. despite the various controversies that have cropped up over the past few weeks in terms of his exaggerations about the refugee number, about what happened on 9/11, how do you explain it? >> those voters that support him will spout him through and through. i think you have to look at attributes. what attributes are people looking for. he does show string. he's a entrepreneur and he's willing to change washington.
also in that poll, what i read a lot into, is the rise of rubio and senator cruz. i think you're going to see those two continue to rise. they're fresh faces. they also beat a lot of those attributes that donald has. i think this race is still a long way away from anybody winning it. as we know, between now and christmas, there won't beútaat much change. come january there will be really fast movement. anybody who wants to be president has to lay out a very clear vision for america, what the future holds but also this election will be about the foreign policy and the strength of america around the world. >> let's talk about a couple of the controversies that donald trump has caused over the past few weeks, particularly the stuff about what happened on 9/11 with people celebrating. it has been debunked. certainly in the numbers he was talking about. he has exaggerated the number of refugees he claims the u.s. will be coming into the country, syrian refugees in particular.
are you comfortable with the campaign that he's running? >> look, he's running a campaign and each individual has to run their own. they run it from their own style. if you watch what donald trump does, it's nothing conventional. this is an unconventional year. i would never try to predict what the voters want to see. i just believe this is not the end today. >> but congressman, it's beyonden conventional. people say there are elements of it that are dishonest. are you personally comfortable with watching how his campaign is unfolding? >> he has his name on the ballot for how he wants to run his campaign. i have not endorsed him. i have not endorsed anybody. i think there's a lot of people that can be president and be a very good president. you want to have that debate. i think what american voters will look for, they're going to look for who has a clear vision for the future. and that's going to make people look more difficult and to one
point, hold them accountable of what they're saying. i think come january these polls will look different. >> "the new york times" has a report out in the past few hours about how uncomfortable donald trump's campaign is making the establishment republicans. he has a whole host of party leaders who are talking about what they fear if donald trump becomes the nominee. and they fear it will have a ripple effect and hurt congressional races andç it wi hurt senate races and local races. let me read you one portion, from the president of the ohio republican party. if he carries this message into the general election in ohio, whelihaned this election to hillary clinton and then tray to salvage the rest of the ticket. do you share those kerconcerns? >> as a republican i believe in reagan's 11th commandment.
i will tell you from all those candidates, i think they would be a better president than what hillary clinton would be. i think what we need to see is what is the clear vision for where america is going to go and how are we going to bring america back and have the strength and economic drive of what we've seen in the past, of what we want to have. regardless of whether somebody makes somebody uncomfortable, i think the american people want to see something shake up in washington. whoever is running, that could be a senator rubio. they can shake things up as well. >> let's talk about something that everyone on both sides of the aisle is interested in. that is fighting isis and defeating them. as you know, secretary ash carter has talked about sending up to 200 more special ops into iraq to try to combat isis. are you comfortable with that plan? >> yes, i'd actually want to see a little more. i trust in our military leaders. i looked at the chairman of joint chiefs just yesterday in the hearing. he says we have not contained isis.
we have a lot further to go. i want to see a plan that doesn't contain them but defeats them. i think that's what you've seen come out of the house and the bills that we've had here, sending to the president, we want to see a strategy that actually defeats isis. and this is a start. >> one of the bills you're talking about is the intelligence authorization act. you're trying to get more money devoted to gathering intelligence. >> well, intelligence as we watched from all the challenges, 9/11 and others, are the real gap or the vulnerabilities that america had. we just passed the intelligence authorization yesterday on the ç floor. in a bipartisan large vote, there's a unique tune. there's other things the house is working on. i shirr a task force of the chairman on counterterrorism and homeland security. we dealt with that refugee's bill. just a couple weeks ago that was bipartisan. now we're looking at the visa waiver program. those gaps and vulnerability in that.
you'll see a bill rollout in that this week and next week as well, make sure our homeland is safe. >> congressman, this is the first time we've spoken to you since the drama unfolded about the speakership. i'm wondering how you feel today about how everything unfolded? obviously it was -- some of your comments were blamed in sort of derailing you, the comments made about hillary clinton and the benghazi committee. how are you feeling today about what ended up happening? >> i feel very good. remember, i decided that i was not best for the speaker's position. i think now you're going to find that became true. look at everything that's moving on the floor. speaker ryan is one of my best friends. we work very closely together. he's the only member i called when i made the decision i was no longer going to run because he was giving my nominating speech. i said, paul, you are the person that can bring everybody together. he's proven that he had. i think we've seen a structural
change inside this house for the better. timing is everything in politics. i didn't run with the idea that i had to be speaker. i ran with the idea that we have to change america. and i believed by stepping back it was actually putting the country first. i think history will prove it. i just wish the whole country didn't have to watch me do it. >> congressman kevin mccarthy, thanks for being on "new day." >> thanks for having me. >> michaela. >> you can call me michaela. more news coming from chicago. the shooting death of 17-year-old laquan mcdonald triggering major change in chicago. mayor rahm emanuel firing the city's top cop. the question is can the police police themselves in we'll examine that, ahead. we asked real people what they thought of chevy's holiday deals. that's awesome. i like it. i love it. that's a really good deal. i think it's actually a great deal. i think this feels really good. holiday gift, christmas gift. this would be the best any gift. bar none. can i have the keys?
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announcing the outer of the city's top cop. he's announced the formation of a new task force that will review accountability within the department. this comes amid outrage over the shooting death of 17-year-old laquan mcdonald. i want to discuss it with retired nypd officer harold hauck. we want to have conversations with sort of using chicagos is a backdrop of what's going on more nationally in a perspective there. when we think about all that's happened over, i guess, the past year, it would seem, mark, that every step in the right direction with respect to accountability has come because of an outside force, whether it's been a journalist suing for video or civic and community leaders banding together, taking to the streets demanding action from their civic leaders.
does the laquan mcdonald highlight a bigger problem with the police being able to police themselves? >> yes. absolutely. i don't think it's particular to police. i think any organization, any institution -- >> interesting. >> has a very difficult time self-regulating, self-policing. if i took a bunch of teachers and asked them to evaluate their own teaching practices, it would be difficult unless i had an outside person watching them. >> most organizations don't do that. >> of course not. police are one of the few groups that police themselves, investigate themselves. i don't think there's anything wrong with individual police officers, i think it's the nature of institutions. the fact that every time we get an outside person as you mention or a videotape, we suddenly finds the conduct suggests that we'll only find misconduct when outsiders are looking in. let's just do it. >> you've spoke about having internal investigations, internal affairs will take a look at this and decide.
that's still inside the department. you can look at what happened in colorado springs with the planned parentho]d shooting. the law is that they have an outside agency come in and investigate. they will have an outside agency come and investigate even if it's an outside shooting. why wouldn't that be the norm for police station, police departments? >> i have no problem with that. i don't think there's any evidence to indicate that the police officers can't police themselves. we had an internal affairs unit. we have a district attorney's office that can fairly investigate. i haven't seen any cases in the past recently where there's any indication that corruption on the internal affairs unit. there might be allegations and assumptions but not any evidence. >> you can't understand why folks would say, again, using laquan mcdonald as an example, it took a year for that video to be released. there was an election happening. >> that's not the police
department's fault here. this is the mayor's fault. mayor emanuel was running for re-election. he did not want that the video to be released. if the mayor was so concern, he would have told the police commissioner i want that the video out there and i want it out there now. >> why wouldn't the police commissioner be concerned to want the tape out? there's the question of the burger king video and the allegations that the police deleted the video. >> did you read the new news. >> let me finish my thought here. >> let's have a civil conversation here. >> it also deteriorates the public trust in them. even if the police were perfectly right when the police did everything right, the challenge still is the public doesn't trust them. to your point, why not have an outside force do it. >> why assume that the police erased the video? the conclusion is that it was
never erased. >> where is it? >> it's out there. it was out there. it's on the news yesterday, the video has been checked and the video was -- no indication that video has been tampered with. how do you come out with an allegation like that against the police department andç doing something like that? >> let's broaden out so we can, again, using it as a backdrop, looking at where the state of policing is nationally, we know in this case, the attorney general for chicago has requested the doj come in and do an investigation. we've seen this time and time again. we saw it in ferguson, new york and other cities. the answer has turned to the feds. is that what it's going to take in each and every one of these cases? >> i think we need a few things. federal oversight is incredibly important. we also need civilian review boards, people in their own communities to be in a relationship with these organizations and institutions. one, it creates the safeguards we want. two, it helps build public trust again. this isn't just about stopping
the police misconduct. it's about engaging community differently. community won't engage police if they don't trust them. >> i want to bring up numbers here. it's startling when you look at chicago payments have been. chicago has paid out $521 million from 2004 to 2014 in misconduct payments. other cities have settled expensive lawsuits as well. >> look at baltimore. >> if losing young lives isn't enough -- >> these officers haven't been found guilty in the baltimore case and they're paying out. cities throw money at people because they don't want to get involved. >> that money could be going to other useful things. >> exactly. why did they pay that case off when that case isn't over yet. those officers had not been found guilty of any crime as of yet. the city pays it which i think plants the seed that the city or the police officer somehow were involved in misconduct. >> i have to go. >> harry is talking about the
idea that not every police case is a case of misconduct. i agree. my point is some are. the case in chicago is an example of that. they also paid an early $5 million. some of the cases are wrong, smell bad, why not just had outside intervention then we don't have anything to argue about. >> thank you for joining me. thank you for the conversation. join is on socialç media, #newdaycnn or facebook or twitter. listen to this one. the guy gets in the cab, asks the muslim driver about isis and then shoots him. why isn't this getting attention it would if it were the reverse in we'll take you through it. i have asthma...
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a muslim taxi driver is recovering after beingç shot i the back by a passenger on thanksgiving day. the driver says the passenger asked questions about the driver's ethnicity and talked about isis and isis killing people and shot him. the passenger said he was going inside for his wallet but came back outside with a rifle and began firing. let's bring in wazi mohamed, the
director of the islamic center of pittsburgh. one of the reasons you are interested in this is not just your work with the muslim community but how you feel this is not being treated. tell us. >> yes, i honestly believe if this was maybe a different community, the response would have been different. this happened on a very, very early on thanksgiving day. and it actually took until after the story broke on sunday for some real action to be taken. i don't think other communities have to wait and publicize any incident that happens before any real response is to occur. >> what do you think happened here and why? >> i think it's very clear what happened. the cap driver was driving someone home, providing a service. the person turned the conversation into -- as soon as he realized he had an accent, like are you this, are you that? are you affiliated with isis? and went on a ran the about hating isis and muslims and also like being very offensive to our
prophet muhammad, peace be upon him. after that he goes and gets a gun as the cab driver already left. he can't rob him anymore. he's not scaring anybody. he's out of the cab. he then shoots. this is very clear, this is religiously motivated. i think it should be treated as such even though it is not yet. >> the driver is recovering. that's the good news. you say that the police aren't doing enough or doing it the right way by calling it a hate crime. what do you understand the status of the investigation to be? >> one of the biggest issues here is communication. we haven't been reached out to. however, though, the chief of police is willing to talk to me now. we haven't been given an update. we don't know theç status of t investigation. we don't know what's been updated since then. the only reason they're reaching out is because of media attention. they should have at least updated the victim on what's been going on if not his community. none of that has been happening.
>> with the victim's family, there's absolutely fair criticism. the officers involved, the police department should be involved with the victim of a shooting, no question about it. why the need to reach out to a commune in the when a black guy gets shot you don't hear police contacting black leaders about it, you just deal with the victim specifically. why different treatment for muslims? >> yes, that's a fair question. my understanding is how do i know this is an isolated incident? as a community leader i'm worried about public safety. was this one individual deciding to take an act of aggression or is this kind of a plan? i could see someone who thinks like muslims drive cabs, let me plan this and fill this out. if a hate group decides let's tell our members to do this as a strategy, shouldn't we be at least informed. we have no reason to believe this isn't the that. this could be targeted, this could be planned. somebody should explain to us what's happening in the situation. should our community\be on guard? we haven't been informed. that's the major issue.
>> pittsburgh, thriving metropolis. has everything we're learing about the refugees, the paris attacks, has it changed the mood. >> a lot of things have changed the mood. isl islam-aphobia is on the rise. i think it's shown in the 2008 and 2012 elections that upticks in islam-aphobia is because of political reasons. these events are being used to increase it. my community particularly has seen much more harassment since these events and speeches from politicians have occurred. that is on an upswing. we still love the city of pittsburgh and believe they can't respondç appropriately t this and change the story before this event is over. >> there's another kind of pressure being put on the muslim community also which is pressure to deny the acts of isis, to
separate being muslim from being what they are. how do you feel that the community is doing in that regard? >> yes, i think the community is doing extremely well, condemning all of these acts. there's long religious, theological and personal doctrines. personally i have a problem with a lot of this happening. i don't really see other groups getting up and apologizing when somebody within their community does a crime, most terrorists attacks in the united states are white male christians. i don't expect their communities to condemn it. i know they condemn it. it's ridiculous, heinous crimes. i am particularly offended that i assume our community might be supportive unless we actively say something. that's inhumane and that's part of the picture they're panting as muslims as americans not being human and not having those moral values that go along with being american.
i think it's important to kind of note that nobody else gets asked these questions. >> wasi mohamed, thank you for being on "new day." we'll stay on top of this story. thank you. >> thank you so much, chris. there's a lot of news to tell you about this morning. let's get right to it. donald trump is on top of this new national quinnipiac poll with a double digit lead at the top of the republican field. >> they say i have the most loyal people. you know, others, if you sneeze, they drop you. chicago's top cop fired. >> he has become an issue rather than dealing with the issue. >> the city doesn't have confidence in the city's leadership. >> there are a lot of questions in this room about you and your office. >> you'll make that judgment. >> i think i'm doing my job. >> hundreds of u.s. special operations and support forces heading to dangerous ground in iraq and syria. >> are we winning, mr. secretary? >> we will win. >> are we winning now?
>> we're going to win.ç this is "new day" with chris cuomo, alisyn camerota and michaela pereira. >> good morning. welcome to your "new day." it is wednesday, december 2nd, 8:00 in the east. donald trump is going to like waking up today because the polls are showing what he wants to see. he is up and by a bigger margin than ever. a new national poll shows a commanding double digit lead. but the field behind him is changing. >> that's right. senator marco rubio now in second place with fellow floridian jeb bush barely registering at 5%. over on the democratic side, front-runner hillary clinton is far ahead of her competition. let's break this down with cnn's senior washington correspondent jeff zeleny. he's in waterville valley, new hampshire with more. what do you see in the numbers? >> good morning, alisyn. donald trump says he has the most loyal supporters and he may be right.
this new quinnipiac poll says he has 27% of republican voters. with marco rubio at 17%, he's just ahead of ted cruz and of course ben carson at 16%. the race to watch coming up in the next two months here is between cruz and rubio. as they both battle to be the alternative to deutch. donald trump was here in new hampshire last night. he barely mentioned any of his republican rivals but spent a bit of time talking about his strength against hillary clinton. let's take a listen. >> very importantly, i'm killing -- we are just destroying hillary. we're beating hillary. badly. we're beating her badly. >> but as it turns out this new quinnipiac poll shows that is not actually true. clinton is at 47% in this hypothetical matchup with donald trump. he is at 41%. speaking of hillary clinton and donald trump, they also share
another similarity. that nearly six in ten voters say they are not honest and trustworthy. look at these numbers.ç hillary clinton 60% of voters say she is not honest and trustworthy and 59% say the same thing of donald trump. of course this all is happening as this race is coming to a new phase of the campaign. two months from this morning. we will know the winner of the iowa caucuses. that of course will kick off this 2016 race to the white house. alisyn? >> jeff, thanks for all of that. mark your calendars. the cnn republican debate is less than two weeks away. wolf blitzer will moderate. it's the last gop debate of the year, tuesday, december 15th, 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on cnn. the dominos are beginning to fall in chicago. the head of the police department has been fired. the justice department is considering a civil rights investigation after a request
from the state's attorney general. ryan young is live in chicago with more. ryan? >> reporter: good morning, michaela. absolutely outrage from some people who talk about this. we even saw protesters go to city hall and try to push their way into the mayor's office, some saying one down, two to go. this as the chicago police board is set to begin a nationwide search for a new superintendent. >> he has become an issue rather than dealing with the issue. and a distraction. >> reporter: the firing of chicago police superintendent gary mccarthy continued fallout over the city's handling of the shooting of laquan mcdonald by officer jason van dyke, video of the teen who died in a hail of 16 bullets, igniting days of outrage and growing distrust.
>> now is the time for fresh eyes and new leadership. >> reporter: reacting to the pressure tuesday, mayor rahm emanuel announced a new task force to review how the city trains its officers. many wonder if the mayor and cook county prosecutor's jobs could be in çjeopardy. accusations swirling that the city tried to keep the shooting under wraps during re-election season, shelling out a $5 million settlement to the mcdonald family before a lawsuit was even filed. a second dashcam video shows mcdonald running across a burger king parking lot moments before the shooting, also fueling suspicions of a cover-up. allegations that chicago police deleted footage from that burger king surveillance camera that may have captured moments leading up to the shooting. >> i think there was 83 minutes of video missing. >> reporter: the prosecutor insisting that the tape was not tampered with. so let's talk about that video just a little bit. everyone has been centered and focused on that.
we went to the burger king, talked to the manager off camera and did a survey of our own. none of the cameras pointed in the direction of the shooting of laquan mcdonald. yes, maybe they would have captured if something ran around. all indicators from everybody we talked to, including the state's attorney, the fbi did an analysis of that video and says no one deleted that 86 minutes that's now missing from that file. chris? >> ryan, thank you very much. let's get more perspective from chicago. we have cook county commissioner jes jesus. rahm emanuel said he had to get rid of the superintendent because he had to get rid of the problem instead of fixing the problem. would you apply the same criticism to the mayor. >> the mayor has been involved in an effort to conceal information regarding this
incident, this tragedy, miscarriage of justice. it was obvious that the video would have had profound impact had it been released when it occurred. and the mayor has taken a great steps to ensure that it's concealed. >> heavy allegations, mr mr. garcia. how do you prove that? >> forç one, we've known that e video has existed, that the state's attorney had access to video. she could have brought charges. the release of the video has caused great indignation from all quarters across the city of chicago. the mayor and the cooperation council moved quickly to settle a potential claim by the family before a lawsuit was even brought about. that's pretty rare. yes, the city should try to protect its liability but the
fact that it took place with great speed is another indication. >> hold on a second. the mayor's office i would think would push back and say i don't control release of the video. the police do, the prosecutor does. i don't. we settled the case. why isn't that an indication that we cared about the situation and wanted to make the family whole? >> it's pretty clear had the video been released when the incident occurred after the police reviewed it, after the state's attorney reviewed it, it would have happened prior to the runoff election in chicago. it was the first runoff election. the video would have had a significant impact on the election. two, the state's attorney had access to the video. could have proceeded in filing charges immediately after reviewing it, especially knowing that there were several police officers who witnessed the incident.
they have to cooperate with the state's attorney when interviewed. there was plenty of evidence to move with the charges that were only brought about when a judge in chicago said the video is going to be released. the public has a right to see it. only then did she proceed to file charges. this is clear evidence that there was aç miscarriage of justice, that nothing changed from the night of the murder of laquan mcdonald. and that's why, two days ago, i and six members of the city council, members of the latino caucus called for her resignation. we think this has been a miscarriage of justice. it is obvious that this occurred. to us it's misconduct becoming of the highest criminal justice
official in cook county. >> why not push for a law that every time a police officer shoots a citizen, it is reviewed by an independent prosecutor so the transparency is built into the system and there is no question of things being done as normal which raises suspicions among some? >> there are a variety of reform proposals on the table, because of the tumultuous impact that this video is having on chicago. it's rocked the mayor's office, the county prosecutor is under great pressure. there's an election coming up. both the mayor and the local prosecutor had reason for wanting to conceal this information from the public that now has been revealed. i believe that a law like that would be useful. it will be necessary to restore the type of trust that the
public now doesn't see in the police department, in the mayor's office and even with respect to the state's attorney's office in cook county. this crisis has to produce a set of structural reforms and changes that can instill a sense of trust and confidence in law enforcement in cook county. this is an unprecedented situation that we're in. there will have to be significant reforms that demonstrate that there is openness, that there is accountability and that misconduct in the police department in chicago and itsç culture will change and will no longer be tolerated. >> that's certainly the right thing to say. we're hearing it from a lot of people in and around the illinois situation, chicago specifically. but is it unprecedented? you've had something like 300 shoot innings a kprosed time frame, paid out $500 million. there's a culture of gang violence in and around chicago. people thought, mistakenly,
getting rid of cabrini green would have gotten rid of it. isn't this a problem that generations have failed to deal with? >> the root of much of the violence in chicago and the fact that we're the most violent city in america, that the shootings over the past five years amount to almost 11,000 in terms of gun violence. those are all rooted in poverty and racism and structural inequality. that has to change. what this video has done, it has allowed the public to understand what kind of misconduct, what type of excessive force can be used by the police department. and the type of cover-up that in collusion, that is possible and probably has been going on for a long time in chicago. that's what we must change. that's the beginning of moving forward and bringing the city together. other cities have done it. they've embraced things like
openness, accountability and community policing. the city of los angeles, which had a reputation for being one of the most corrupt, one of the most brutal departments in the city, transformed itself, consequently shootings went down. there's greater trust in the police department. and in the community. residents, l.a. and chicago, have many things in common. this is the way forward. this crisis was provoked because it was revealed by the video and by journalists that ask questions and saying this type of sham will no longer be tolerated, should no longer be tolerated. >> and also what seems so obvious on the video itself.ç jay h jesus, thank you. >> alisyn. defense secretary ash carter announcing the deployment of a special operations force with the goal of conducting raids against isis in iraq and syria.
barbara starr is live at the pentagon with more. tell us about your reporting, barbara. >> reporter: hi, alisyn. the bottom line, the battlefield reality, this will be a hunter/killer force, based in iraq, conducting raids around iraq and even going into syria. listen to how the defense secretary described what these troops will do. >> these special operators will, over time, be able to conduct raids, free hostages, gather intelligence and capture isil leaders. this force will also be in a position to conduct unilateral operations in syria. >> reporter: a hunter/killer force of essentially about 200 troops, a small number of them very elite special operations forces, the kind we've seen before, delta force s.e.a.l. team 6 backed up by helicopter forces that will get them to their targets, get them out of there if they run into trouble.
still, the secretary running into a lot of criticism from republicans on capitol hill. they asked him if the u.s. is winning against isis. he said, the u.s. will win. michaela? >> all right, barbara, thank you. a debate under way in the british parliament about whether the uk should launch air strikes against isis in syria. the british prime minister warned members of parliament isis is a threat to their nation's security. if the military action gets aprofling with british officials say strikes will begin within days. that debate is slated to last roughly ten hours before a vote tonight. german lawmakers also debaying whether to increase their military role in syria. another spectacular explosion rocking turkey, this time near istanbul. you can see a police bus passing by moments before thatç blast. investigators looking into whether that was the target. suicide bombers killed more than 100 people outside a train
station in october. all right, millennials, move over. the upcoming generation getting a new name, mtv calling today's teens the founders. the term will apply to teenagers born after december 2000. the founders will be the ones to rebuild a society that millennials have disrupted. researchers say that today's teens are digital pros, they're more pragmatic, independent and are the most diverse generation in history. which is really fascinating to think. the name founders makes you think of our forefathers, not necessarily the new generation. >> it's very retro. what are your thoughts, chris. >> i don't really care what you call them. >> we were trying to stall. >> i like the slow talk where you stretch out each word. god forbid you say he'll be back
in a second. it's about all they do. i feel like the generations all get blamed for the same thing. >> speaking of genx. >> are we all gen x? >> i think we are. can the troops head today iraq make a difference in the war against isis? we'll ask general wesley clark, next. ♪ and then santa's workers zapped it, right to our house. and that's how they got it here. so, santa has a transporter? for the big stuff... and it's a teleporter.
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the u.s. ramping up its troop presence on the ground in iraq. ash carter says a special ops unit will conduct raids to gather intelligence, free hostages and capture isis leaders. joining us now is general wesley clark. general, thanks so much for being here in studio. great to see you. we'll send these additional 200 some special ops forces. how will that change the fight against isis? t. will give us more information, more capacity to reach in and if there's a horrific situation shaping up and we learn about it, we have more capacity to take action. it's not going to fundamentally change the outcome on the ground. >> okay. what would fundamentally change the outcome on the ground? >> we're looking at this through the wrong end of the telescope. this is a political problem with the future of the middle east. it's being fought out on the
ground by zealots, some representing iran, some representing saudi arabia and turkey. not directly. they're reinforced outside by iran and russia. what you have is a stew pot ofc conflict about the shape of the future middle east. >> it sounds so wildly complicated within you and others put it that way, yet there is hope, you say, that we should nol tfollow the model of happened in bosnia in the 1990s. remind us how that worked. >> the united states after two years of futile diplomacy, president clinton took the lead, he put together a seven-point plan. it had consequences for either side. it had some shape about the future of bosnia. we said there would be elections. we said the refugees would return. we said there would be consequences for the sides if they didn't accept it. richard holbrooke went around
with a team, did the negotiations, shuttled diplomacy step by step. when we got the outline done on what the future could look like, then we worked the details. after we had the cease-fire and agreement on the politics, we put the nato troops in. it was successful. no two cases are going to be alike. in this case, what we have to do is we have to bring all the parties who can fight against isis together first and then fight against isis. that means we have to reach some accommodation between iran's views, turkey's views, saudi arabia's views and then pull those fighters together with resources against isis and get isis off the map. >> president obama has said that isis is contained. not in terms of ideology but in terms of territory. then just today, this morning, we heard that isis is taking root in libya. iscontained in terms of territory? >> i think it's a mistake to have an adjective on it like
this. the truth is isis it a threat. isis has tentacles everywhere. it's fighting and struggling in syria. it is reaching out. it's consolidating its grip on parts of libya. when you look at its reach into france and what it's recently done, we don't want to be using words like is it or is it not contained? isis is a threat.ç but it's a threat with multiple dimensions. it's not only in the middle east. europe has to be able to control its own borders. you know one of the saddest things is the picture of these isis terrorists running back and forth between syria across borders and doing it with impunity. but the adherence of islam, the muslims themselves have to take back their own faith from the isis claims of it. because at its heart, isis is about an idea. it's the idea that's drawing young people from around the world, misinformed young people
who think they can give meaning to their lives by killing other people, taking up weapons, by fighting for some abstract idea. you know, young people have been doing this for as long as there's been mankind. there's always been the ideas. but in this case, we have to ask the muslim communities themselves to lead the fight, straighten out their own fate. >> do they reject the extremism from isis. what more can they do? >> that's up to them to decide. the saudis, the various other people in the middle east, muslim communities around the world, when people are preaching hate, is that really consistent with faith? and yet there are people preaching hate and recruiting people for hate. so there's an idea behind isis that has to be fought. there's a funding and recruits that have to be blocked. and then there's the isis control on the ground that has to be eliminated. it's a very complicated
situation. >> it is complicated. secretary ash carter said we will win. in this house hearing he wasn't willing to say we are winning. he said we will win. >> we're not seeing what's going on in vienna. i think there is a diplomatic effort there to try to bring the opposing sides without isis together. i think the strategy, everyone understands you can't just put 100,000 troops into the region, steam roll through the cityç o raqqah. you can seize the weapons but isis will fade into the population. >> that's why ground troops wouldn't work in raqqah. >> without the support of the local people, without a government to go in place afterwards and so forth. that's why we have to work it from the other end of the telescope. its politics first, then bringing the forces to bear to take out isis.
>> general wesley clark, thank you. what does the entire nation's budget have to do with syrian refugees? the answer could be everything if some republicans get their way. we can't be headed for another shutdown, can we? we'll ask a top gop senator, ahead. it takes technology, engineering and coordination for pga tour professional rickie fowler to hit the perfect shot. at quicken loans, technology, engineering and coordination come together to deliver a customized mortgage experience.
so the republican led house may tie a bill that would make it nearly impossible for syrian refugees to come here. that has government shutdown written all over it. top republicans also say they need to weigh in on any climate deal president obama strikes with other nations. one of the leading voices in
that fight is wyoming republican senator john barroso. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> we'll discuss climate but let's deal with this government shutdown. >> we'll send bills to the president. we're getting a lot done. next week it will be reform of education and no child left behind. we're going to keep the government open. >> thank you for pointing that out. i hope it comes to fruition. we had deputy secretary mallorca here from homeland security. he says stop scaring people. syrian refugees are vetted more than just about anybody else who gets into this country. we can find out who they are, they are safe, they are victims and we should leb what america is about. your response? >> i've just gotten back from
afghanistan. isis has jumped the fence. they're setting up franchises around the world and they now have a presence in afghanistan. the american people are right to be concerned about terrorism. i think isis is using a number of techniques. i worley abory about the no-fly people who don't need visas from the 38 country that are part of that. my worry is that what isis is also wants to do is exploit the situation of the syrian refugees. the reason they're fleeing, they are being killed by assad. their friends, neighbors, relatives have been killed. they just want to stay alive. >> you just said coming from afghanistan, there are lots of different ways that isis is trying to make the world a worse place. why focus all of the criticism and push back against the group that needs our welcome theç mo? these refugees who as you just acknowledged are oning for their
lives. >> whether you're talking about 10,000 of the united states, 25,000 to canada, there's still 4 million refugees. the problem is, we need to prevent additional refugees. prevent people from having to leave their country of syria. we should have a no-fly zone there so there is an area of safety within syria, so that the world community can come and bring aid to those people safely. no matter how manyç refugees, e country or another takes, you're not going to be able to deal with 4 million refugees. we have to get to the root of the problem. >> right. >> what republicans are proposing specifically with syrian refugees is push the pause button because it is very difficult, very difficult, to identify who exactly these people are each and every one of them and their intent. >> right. except that you will hear from the same experts that it's much harder to find out who the people are outside of this refugee population. they are more confident and more comfortable with the syrian
refugees than they are many other groups who are coming into this country. why punish the syrian refugees? why not say they can come in, we just have to be careful. >> we have to be careful with everyone coming to the united states. you take a look at what happened in paris and the terrorist attacks there. those folks had for the most part french passports. they would have been eligible unless they were on the no-fly list to fly to the united states. you have much people who have european passports who have been to syria, been part of isis, been part of that fight, have now gone back to their original countries and i worry about them getting into the united states or all of them on the no-fly list. i think there's a serious threat to our country from those individuals as well. >> i understand what you're saying. i'm just saying that's nowhere in the bill that your brothers and sisters are putting through in the house that says syrian refugee and the question is are they being unfairly targeted? when they're the biggest victims of the situation. we discussed that issue.
climate, we just had exxon come out with a report, that says this place is getting hotter, for bad reason which is what mankind is doing to make it hotter. are you ready to accept that proposal? >> i don't debate the science. i debate the solution that the president proposed, which is essentially unilateral disarmament on the part of the united states. the president wants to lower emissions in the united states by over 25% by the year 2025 and yet china admissions continue to go up through 2030. india's admissions are going to triple between now and 2030. so what the president is proposing hurts the u.s. economy, transfers hard-earned taxpayer dollars to folks from around the world. the linchpin of this climate conference in paris are dollars. it's american money the president had included it in his budget but his budget lost 98-1. i don't think the american public is ready to put billions of hard-earned dollars into a
green climate slush fund. >> is that sending a message that america will not go first in doing the right thing? it's going to keep doing the wrong thing because others are doing it, too? >>the emissions in the united states are down while emissions in china and india have continued to go up and up and up. hey, china, hey, india, why do you increase your emissions? i think other countries are eager to accept u.s. dollars and eager to see u.s. weaken itself at a time when they will take the money and become stronger helping their economy and hurting ours. >> the question will become, why can't you do both? do the best you can at home and get others to do it as well. we'll see what the next round of policy reminders are on that. thank you for being on "new day," sir. >> thank you for having me. a couple announcements from the founder of facebook.
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keeps him on top? let's bring in pauley de bart o de-bartolo, a donald trump supporter, mary bruener, an undecided supporter and a also a jeb bush supporter. you're feeling good about your support of donald trump. >> he's the man. he's going to do it. >> despite the controversial comments, what is it about donald trump that so appeals to voters? >> he thinks like we think. he talks like we talk. everybody can relate to him, no matter what level you're at. he relates to everybody. he's speaking to everybody out there, you know? let's face it, he really loves america and he wants to make america great again. that's it. >> joseph, you are a jeb bush supporter. >> yes. >> the numbers for jeb bush is not strong this morning. he's at the back of the pack at
5%. what's your feeling about what's happening with him? >> i think obviously the numbers are not necessarily what you would like at this particular point in time. as most people realize this is an atypical election cycle. this is going to be an election that goes potentially into june, july. we could be looking at a situation we're looking at up through the convention. as a new york voter i'm excited for the fact that for the first time in my lifetime, my actual vote in a presumery is actually going to mean something. >> right. >> mary, you're undecided still today. which way are you leaning? >> i have to be honest, all of the candidates have something to say. i read almost all of their books. >> you are a well researched voter. >> i need to know what they are behind the written statements, speeches. >> who speaks to you, anyone?
>> rubio speaks to me but he goes back and forth. jeb bush speaks to me but he goes back and forth. i have to say, nothing that donald trump has said is wrong. >> meaning what? >> he spoke about 9/11. yes, there were people celebrating. >> hold on a second, mary. we've vetted this six ways to sunday. we have gone back to the original police chiefs who were there. there were not thousands and thousands of people. >> not thousands. >> in fact, not even hundreds, not even dozens. let me read to you, just to put your mind at ease the original chief of paterson, new jersey, this is where it allegedly happened. here is what he said two days afterwards, september 13th, 2013. he said there have been no protests, no rioting, no celebrating. there was obviouly some crack pot who wanted to get this information out there. we talked to him yesterday. he stands by that. it was an urban myth. >> i have a friend that lives
across the statin island from national liquidator. she said there were about 25 people on top celebrating. she saw it herself. >> everybody has a friend of a friend. >> right. >> i guess your point is, is that despite the fact that fact that donald trump said thousands and thousands, you're willing to give him a pass on that? >> absolutely. >> yes. >> why? >> because i was a paramedic at this time. i saw this firsthand. >> what did you see? >> i saw some, not thousands, some fight happy. >> okay. >> why are you giving hum a pass? that's inaccurate. >> i'm willing to give hum a pass because, let's face it, there's a lot of people out there, i built web pages, make america great again, i have many, many, many, okay, accounts on the site that talk about firsthand accounts of people celebrating. there's no doubt about that.
we all know that people were celebrating. >> no,ç we don't. we have vetted. journalists have talked to the people, talked to the attorney general, the police chief. joseph, let me show you another number that's interesting. it asks people whether or not donald trump is honest and trustworthy. here are the numbers. honest and trustworthy? 36% yes, 60% no. that's hillary clinton. the two front-runners. what does that tell you? >> what's important is that i don't care what friends of friends see. i don't care what people are trying to indicate. at the end of the day, discomfort is not an excuse for intolerance. it's important we understand, yes, it's okay to be fearful when you have things going on there. you cannot feed into the fear or
use the rhetoric of divisiveness. my grandfather told me you don't have to drink from the bottle to snow there's snake oil in there. look at the person who is delivering the message and listen to the words coming out of their mouth. >> i think you're hitting on something. there is a difference between feelings and fact. the feelings are what donald trump does so well. people feel the way he feels, to your point. >> they do. >> he speaks to the feelings. mary, given that, why aren't you a trump supporter? >> i am not a trump supporter because of his character. >> what does that mean? >> his character is angry. i feel he's a school yard bully. follow me and those others that aren't strong enough to stand up and fight for the american way are going to stand behind this angry bill bu angry big bully because he'll get rid of everything people do not want in their own backyard. >> you don't like the tone.
pauley, she's not the first person to say that. >> we need somebody who's strong, a real leader. somebody who truly, unlike the currentç administration, whichs far as i'm concerned is a disaster. listen, i actually support all of the candidates. i like all of the candidates. okay? >> all of the republican candidates. >> yes. listen, all of the candidates will do a much better job than hillary could ever do. she's a disaster, okay, she'll be a disaster if she gets the opportunity to be our next president. which she will not. >> we have two seconds. go. >> he is a true leader. he knows how to bring this country back financially. that's what we need right now. we need somebody who our allies are will respect and our enemies will respect even more. that's what donald trump is. there's no one else up there right now, like i said, i like a lot of them but there's no one up there right now that is as passionate as he is and will really get the job done all the way around. >> that was more than two
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donald trump apparently the gift that keeps on giving. jack tapper made the cup for an interview he did with one of trump's advisers. >> donald trump's daughter says there are times she disagrees with her father. but then there are more times where she likes the idea of inheriting a billion dollars. >> mr. trump's memory is fantastic. i've never come across a situation where mr. trump has said something that's not accurate. >> seriously? >> yes, seriously.
>> jake tapper couldn't even hold it. he's like, seriously? oh, my god, that is the most amazing lie i've ever heard since that same guy said trump wasn't making fun of the disabled reporter earlier. i think trump just found his running mate. >> jake's face was priceless. >> it was hysterical. he's usually very pulled together. great face. great guy. >> one thing jake doesn't get credit for enough, he is funny, funny. that was a reaction in the moment. he is a funny guy. >> funny bones. >> that's great. i like jimmy fallon's argument about the inheritance. >> hard to argue that. >> his kids are doing great things. >> as you well know. >> no billion dollars at the end
of that rainio, i can tell you that. >> thanks so much for watching. time now for "newsroom" with carol costello. >> have a great day. "newsroom" starts now. happening now in the "newsroom," new poll, donald trump hammering the competition and still hammering his 9/11 celebration claims. >> there were a lot of happy people over in new jersey. >> his campaign claims there's proof. >> things are all of a sudden materializing. >> what's he talking about? also -- protesters claiming a cover-up in chicago over the shooting death of laquan mcdonald. the top cop is out. >> they are calling for rahm's next -- >> cowl the mayor be next? >> i think i'm doing my job an i try to do it every day. plus, a dire warning about isis. >> our luck is going to run out and they'll be able to achieve something along the lines of