tv CNN Newsroom With Poppy Harlow CNN December 19, 2015 4:00pm-5:01pm PST
7:00 eastern. i'm poppy harlow in new york. thank you so much for joining me. will there be fireworks tonight in an hour's time between hillary clinton and bernie sanders at the democratic debate. the dnc has restored sanders's access to the voter rolls but only after a testy 48 hours. sanders's campaign was accused of improper access clinton's voter data due to a software glitch that gave them access to that information. the democratic national committee immediately shut out
sanders from all voter data, including their own when the dnc found out about it last night. sanders threatened a federal lawsuit. it didn't come to that. their access was restored. live in manchester, new hampshire where the debate will get under way in one hour. it is also where sanders has a slight edge over clinton. if i didn't confuse people enough, can you walk us through why this voter data is so critic critical? >> well, the voting data is critical because while all the campaigns have the same access to the overall voter list that the democratic national committee has in terms of names, addresses, that sort of thing, each of these individual campaigns are spending a lot of time on the ground in these early states or on the phone, for instance, making contact with these voters to determine whether they are like to go
support their candidates. clinton campaign, for instance, will rank by someone who is likely to come out and caucus for her in iowa on that cold night, february 1st. or someone who is less likely, more persuadable. this is of course one campaign would not want another campaign to have. this is the kind of information that the sanders staffers searched for on the database, poppy. >> this goes to the bigger issue, though, athena, of accusations by some that the dnc is backing supporting hillary clinton and others. a lot of back and forth on that front. >> absolutely. and this episode has highlighted that. the campaign was very upset. this is the step the dnc took, even if it was temporary. they said it was costing them not having access to the voter
database, upwards of $600,000 in donations a day. they got all sanders backers to sign on to various petitions, three separate petitions. more than half a million people really firing up their base that they have been making all along. the democratic national committee is putting their fingers on the scales in favor of secretary clinton. this is one reason they say, the sanders campaign, feels or believes it is one reason you're having debates on a saturday night. this is the third on a saturday night. this happens to be up against a big football game. there is a lot of suspicion among sanders supporters and others who believe they have organized all of this in a way to benefit clinton's campaign. >> i was just going to say, they say not at all the case, does hillary's camp.
you can catch all the post debate coverage, cnn special report tonight on the democratic with wolf blitzer, 10:30 p.m. eastern, 7:30 p.m. pacific. tonight's democratic debate is the third of six planned for the primary season. the dnc had already been accused, as athena just said, stacking the deck in hillary clinton's favor by only having six debates and for scheduling them when, well, people are not as likely to be watching television. they say that is not the case. and this dust up over accessing clinton's proprietary files. i want you to listen to how ted cruz talked about tonight's debate. >> they keep scheduling the debates 2:00 a.m. on a saturday on alaska pbs. it's almost like they don't actually want anyone to see
their candidates for president, which you can understand why. but there is good news. they have announced the venue for the next democratic debate. they are holding it at leavenworth. >> david brock joins me now. founder of correct the record, strategic research and rapid response team backing hillary clinton. thank you for being with me. >> thanks for having me on. >> what do you make of what ted cruz said and what some folks are throwing at the dnc, saying they've got a preference, if you will, for your candidate? >> oh, i think there's no evidence for that, poppy? there are debates happening. hillary has had strong performances in the debates. i don't think her campaign or supporters would want to hide
her. >> i want to read something from frank rooney in the "new york times" this week. he writes, clinton is more than adequately steeled. the real danger for her is that she has become all armor. and the real vulnerability is she is seen as entrenched political royalty and too distanced from the everyday americans talks so much about at the start of her campaign. what do you see about that? >> well, i think for some critics of hillary she can never win. and the reality is just in the last 10 days she is out there talking about issues and she's connecting. and she is in touch. she is talking about investing in manufacturing jobs in the country, holding large corporations accountable for their corporate inversions, immigration reform. those are the issues people really care about. >> what about people in touch -- what about that criticism, being in touch with the average american?
>> i think she -- first of all, she grew up as an average american. her whole life has been committed to the progressive values and ideals that would keep american families safe and secure. that's what she is talking about. the concern with what's in touch now is on a lot of people's minds are the threats globally and domestically on terrorism. she clearly is the only one in either field, frankly republican or democrat, who people have the confidence in to be commander in chief. >> let's talk about terrorism. obviously it is a big issue. the key issue there for democratic primary voters is the economy. but quickly thereafter is terrorism. when you look at her record as secretary of state, she was secretary of state during the time that isis was rising as al baghdadi came into power within the terror organization. what do you say to voters who tie her to the obama administration and a failure to contain isis? >> well, first of all, i would
say if you look at the history of it, and the secretary has written about this in her book. she did at critical junctures internally in the administration, urge stronger support for the rebels in syria. that didn't carry the day with the president. secondly, she is out there now saying in very specific terms what she would do. againings she would go further than president obama on the no-fly zone in syria. nobody is questioning on the republicans or democrats that hillary is strong on this issue. her national security numbers, her terrorism numbers are quite high. >> there is no question her numbers are quite high just nationally against bernie sanders and martin o'malley. new hampshire, she's within two points of bernie sanders, who is leading her there. she may seem like the inevitable democratic nominee. but she's far from inevitable president. if you look at this cnn/orc polling this month, it shows
when she is matched up against top republican contenders, the margins are three points or less. she is 49-46 with trump. 50-47 over cruz. and she actually is one point lower than marco rubio in a head-to-head matchup. when the republican base unites, david, are those numbers worrisome to you? >> well, first of all, it's not clear the republican base is going to unite. we saw last week a very divided party, disoriented party, a party that devolved in their debate into nothing but name-calling. it is not clear they are coming together. the polls, she's ahead. look, when there's a real contrast, when the republicans do have a nominee, you will be able to ask in a way that has real meaning. she will run a very strong race. she is the most formidable democrat we have to put up against any republican. the reality is we have a divided
country. nothing is being taken for granted here. >> so you are saying these numbers, you don't give much credence to these numbers, a hypothetical matchup? >> no, i do give credence to them. we will get a more meaningful number when the republicans get their act together and decide on a nominee. >> david brock, t minus 50 minutes for the beginning of the debate. i'll let you get in there. thank you for being with me. >> thanks very much. appreciate it. >> donald trump is in another fight with a republican rival. the rhetoric heating up today with jeb bush. back and forth, back and forth all day. we'll tell you what they said. we'll talk about it next. apple e any occasion feel more special. so she makes her pie crust from scratch. and sprinkles on brown sugar streusel. so that you can spend more time making special moments... ...with your family. marie callender's it's time to savor.
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hillary clinton and bernie sanders have played nice this season so far. the republicans, not so much. today, donald trump and jeb bush back and forth, back and forth, their feud elevate to go a whole new level today. >> just one other thing. i have to get this off my chest. donald trump is a jerk. [ applause ]. you can't -- you can't -- you cannot insult your way to the presidency.
you can't disparage women, hispani hispanics, disabled people. >> i had one person come at with me his pollster. it was so sad to watch him. so sad. bush. it was so sad. close to incompetent. >> rnc communications director joins me now. thank you for being here. >> good evening, poppy. >> good evening. well, you've been following it i'm sure all day. the back and forth, back and forth. who is this name-calling good for? >> well, you know, i think one of the things you have heard from the rnc is we bring in reagan's 11th commandment. >> but that's out the window. that's been out the window for a long time in this campaign. >> well, but you know what, i was going to say, what we would rather have is the candidates focused on their vision and focus attacks on hillary clinton
who will be coronated tonight. this is part of the primaries. but you're asking me the question, you know, do i like it. no. i think we should be focused on what our vision is for america and focusing on attacks on why we are better for the democrats. >> let's talk about who may be the nominee. if you look at the numbers, donald trump leading across the board. after jeb bush's harsh criticism of trump today, we know that jeb bush's team has acknowledged this week they are doing due diligence to see if they can pull out a pledge that bush signed to see whoever the republican nominee is. do you think if the nominee is trump that jeb bush will support him? >> yes. i think all the candidates on stage under night realize only a united republican party can beat hillary clinton. whether jeb bush, chris christie, ben carson, whoever we
nominate, only a united republican front will beat hillary clinton, plain and simple. we all have to understand that. primaries are about going back and forth on each other. i get that. but we need to be united when we come out and focus on winning the white house back in 2016. >> the fox news poll that came out yesterday. it struck me. what it showed is that two-thirds of republicans now say they see trump as a serious candidate. it is actually 61%, not 65%. and that's a reversal from june when 64% saw donald trump as a side show. that is an astonishing about-face. what's your take? >> well, i think mr. trump will acknowledge himself that initially people didn't think he was going to run, he wasn't going to file the appropriate forms, et cetera, et cetera. i think he has demonstrated he is a candidate. we have 13 unbelievably
qualified candidates on cnn that took the stage the other night. all are serious. all are far better president than hillary clinton would. all offer a better vision and better solutions to the problems our country faces. especially from what we will see tonight. absolutely going through the motions and the coronation of hillary clinton and the democratic nomination. >> why do you say that? we haven't seen the debate begin yet? >> first of all, all of them are on saturday nights. they have had a very limited number. we at the rnc brought five 5-hour energy to keep them up. because it is going to be a snooze fest. this is all about keeping people energized tonight. because the reality is that no one is paying attention. there's football games on. replay of the wizard of oz. this is literally going through the motions of dnc. >> shawn, that means no one is watching me and you. >> well, that's a shame. i'm sure my family is, but that's about it. you guys get great ratings.
and i hope they are watching us. the debate is not on cnn. that's the point. there are probably more people watching you and i talk than the debate tonight. that's good for me and you but not bernie sanders and martin o'malley. >> they will be watching wolf blitzer. thank you, shawn. appreciate your time. >> thanks, poppy. bye-bye. >> the sanders campaign, they say the dnc capitulated after their campaign threatened to sue in federal court to regain access to their own voter data. the dnc sees it very differently, accusing the sanders camp of rum acknowledging around into clinton's files. we will talk to a sanders supporter about it all next. ono off-days, or downtime.ason. opportunity is everything you make of it.
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the last thing democrats wanted before tonight's debate was a fight over a database, of all things. earlier, cnn spoke with the chairwoman of the dnc about the controversy that has been brewing the last 48 hours. debbie wasserman schultz. >> the campaign after this window opened through a glitch from our vendor, the staff took advantage of it in a sense, went into the unlocked door of the house and rum acknowledged around, took things that didn't belong to them, and then actually accused the home owner of violating the terms of an agreement when they had unauthorized access to the house and took things that didn't belong to them. it was pretty outrageous. like i said, i'm glad we were able to reach an agreement. >> nina turner is former ohio
state senator. she previously backed hillary clinton before now supporting senator bernie sanders. thank you for joining me. >> thank you for having me. >> the dn chair you heard right there, debbie wasserman schultz, not mincing words, equating it to a home robbery. sanders's integrity has been a corner stone of his campaign. are you worried about fallout from this? >> well, the only fallout i'm worried about is what is going to affect the dnc. what is outrageous is how the dnc tried to suffocate the sanders's campaign. everybody knows senator sanders is a man of integrity and authenticity. it makes no sense that the dnc would attack him in that way. i agree with david axelrod that says, the dnc actually put their thumbs and tipped the scale. that is what is outrageous. i want to take it a step further. really the dnc attacked
democratic voters. think about the voter file itself. you would deny the sanders campaign access to its own voters. you are denying voters the opportunity to interact with senator sanders. >> a new poll out of monmouth university. it found this week that 59% of bernie sanders supporters would be okay with it if hillary clinton beat sanders and won the nomination. how do you turn those folks into die-hards? >> well, we're working. it's what we do right now. touching people. door by door. going to the grassroots. i will tell you, poppy, here in new hampshire i have had an opportunity to talk to some people who went outdoor knocking today. they are excited about telling senator sanders's story. he is standing up for the working poor. his case in college. how he wants to eradicate institutional racism. people are excited. there is no magic wand to any of
this. hard, grassroots, door gnawing, phone calling, people to people telling why they support senator sanders he is just getting started. >> let's talk about that, what we will see in half an hour on the debate stage. how do you hammer home to voters that your candidate is the one that is going to be most focused on the economy, in equality et cetera. perhaps the voters aren't seeing enough of a difference between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. >> i mean, part of it, poppy, he is a senator from vermont. we can't forget that. he has served the citizens of that state honorably. now he is on the national stage as running for president of the united states of america. he did not have advantage of a national profile before now. so he is going to get his message out and do just what he did in the second debate, which is drive home he is the candidate.
if you care about the working poor, income in equality, universal college education, if you plan on building on president obama's health care record and making sure everyone has universal health care. it is person by person, turning the tide. and i can assure you from being in baltimore, iowa, now new hampshire, the tide is indeed turning, poppy. >> let's talk about foreign policy and terror. because people across america, people around "the world right now" are scared. and hillary clinton, whether you support her or not,st have a long track record on foreign policy with her time as secretary of state. she has something there that senator bernie sanders does not have. what is he going to do tonight, nina, and stay on that stage to convince people he is a formidable force against isis more than she would be as commander in chief? >> well, i wouldn't say senator sanders has no experience. he has been in the senate -- he's in the senate now. he was in the congress. he has been dealing with these
issues as a federal elected official. >> i didn't say he has no experience. i'm just talking about her track record as secretary of state. but you're absolutely right. >> and i totally understand that. the senator is going to say what he has been saying. that isis must be destroyed. and we need to have a coalition of nations, including the muslim nations have to take the lead in this. but we are going to build a can coalition with nafta and the other nations and destroy isis. it cannot be business as usual. this takes also judgment. and let us not forget senator sanders voted against the iraqi war. he mu it right then. he has the right temperament and leadership for this moment. but it is going to be him continuing to be authentically who he is. make no mistake about it, he is ready to defend this country from all threats, both foreign and domestic. >> you're the second sanders supporter i have had on who
brought up the iraq war votes i think we will hear from him about that tonight. is there something he would do different to combat isis different than what president obama has done, than what hillary clinton would do. what would he do differently strategically? >> it is building coalitions that have not been built. he the senator talks about saudi arabia, russia, coalitions we have not had the opportunity to really sit down with and build a strong coalition. to fight isis, poppy, make no mistake about it, it is not about the united states alone. it is going to take that coalition of nations to do it. and senator sanders does have the vision and temperament for that. bottom line he can do it. he will do it. >> nina turner, thank you very much. half an hour until the debate.
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visitors to disney's theme park this holiday season will notice intensified security. metal detectors when you enter the park. new rules about who can wear costumes. no toy guns at all on the premises. earlier this week, the department of homeland security issued a bulletin saying it was especially concerned that terrorist-inspired individuals and homegrown violent extremists might be encouraged to target public events or places.
bob baer is with me. when you think of disney, you think of sort of this serene place. at the same time, it's a huge public space. is this the new normal, restrictions like this even at disneyland? >> well, poppy, i almost grew up there as a kid. i went to disneyland. it was a magical place. there was never security. there were no police, no guards. you had your ticket and you got in. but we have to look at the attacks in paris. those suicide bombers almost got it. had they gotten in that stadium, the soccer stadium they would have killed a lot of people, including -- they wouldn't have gotten near the french president, but they could have gotten close. it would have been a total and complete slaughter. and i think disneyland is looking at these two. these suicide vests, if you know what you're doing, it doesn't take much.
they can be made locally from stuff from a drugstore. >> so, bob, disney said approximate the new,. "we continually review our comprehensive approach to security and are implementing additional security measures as appropriate." what could be next at disneyland and the venues in general? frankly, walking in the subway here in new york city? >> getting first responders to a place like disney quickly. even hiring security. they wouldn't be in sight. if somebody pulls out a weapon and starts shooting, they would be on the scene right away as opposed to depending on the local police. i think any big corporation, any big building, anybody with a known name like cnn has to up their security. there's no question about it. as the president said, we're going to be living with this threat for a long time. you know, the obvious targets have to be protected. >> i think that's an important
point to make in the end of the year press conference yesterday, president obama did say and acknowledge, look, the lone wolf threat is still a grave threat. talking about how different this terror organization is. isis, al qaeda. your experience in the field, your experience as a cia operative, intelligencewise here, bob, streaming social media, et cetera, all these things are being debated right now, what needs to change the most as we head into 2016? >> i think the plan for syria is very important for getting a cease-fire. i think getting a cease-fire in yemen is very important. because these people, we look at them as irrational. they think they have grievances, that they are victims. and as long as they have this feeling and blame the united states, we're going to be a target. look at the san bernardino attack, the more i hear about it, the more these people were off the radar. there's no way the fbi could have caught them. they never showed their hair.
their private messaging, you need a warrant to get into that. how many warrants would you need? >> with then en crypted data there isn't a way. bob baer, thank you for joining me. a caligraphy assignment. >> what parents and officials are saying about the homework assignment that caused a school to be shut down next. getting older shouldn't mean giving up all the things she loves to do. it should just mean, well, finding new ways to do them. right at home's professional team thoughtfully selects caregivers to provide help with personal care, housekeeping, and of course, meal preparation. oh, that smells so good. aw, and it tastes good, too. we can provide the right care, right at home.
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children. jason carroll reports. >> reporter: poppy, the local sheriff tells me that the volume of hate mail that the district received led him and the school superintendent to cancel classes for the day and change the way that course is taught in the future. it was a routine homework assignment for 9th graders in geography. it caused an entire school district to close classes. >> most people don't understand what exactly was put into that worksheet that the kids were sent home. >> according to the school, the assignment says here is the islamic statement of faith written in arabic. in the space below, try copying it by hand. it should give you an idea of the artistic lesson of qaa leg friday. instead they learned about the complexity surrounding islam. americans uneasy now with anything having to do with that
religion in the wake of the recent terror attacks overseas and at home. >> i will not have my children sit under a woman who indoctrinates that religion when i am a christian and i stand behind christ. >> why couldn't we learn month write hello. not words like that. >> the augusta school district received hate mail from people accusing the teacher of trying to convert children to islam. so the district canceled classes friday for the entire county, all of its 10,000 students. they say there was no specific threat. but school officials did say the tone and content of some of the communications was concerning. the superintendent released a statement saying, as we have emphasized it was not meant to change any students's belief. although they will learn about world religions as required by
the commonwealth standards of learning a different nonreligious sample of arabic calligraphy in the future. >> one post reads, i personally was not offended by this. i like the assignment, calling his instructor an amazing teacher. the teacher had lifted the calligraphy lesson from a standard workbook on world religion. according to the sheriff had assigned it before without any threat or backlash. muslim leaders now say the cultural climate has shifted to an unsettling the place. >> it shows anti-islam hysteria in the united states. we want the children to understand the world in which they live. we find some parents are terrified over a simple calligraphy assignment. >> we reached out to the teacher. she did not return to our calls. her daughter did post a statement on facebook thanking
all of those people who were out there in the community supporting her. poppy. >> jason, thank you very much for that. what happened in virginia raises an important question. how to combat growing fears and misconceptions about islam. a contributor to the daily beast and author of this book," standing alone, an american woman's struggle for the soul of islam." thank you so much for coming on. >> thank you, poppy. >> when you see a story like jason carroll just reported, what do you think? >> well, poppy, i'm a mother in virginia. and i have to say that i wouldn't have wanted this assignment in my son's school. two years ago, yeah. two years ago i was -- i went to my son's elementary school at the time. i was an observer at a children evangelical club called good news club. and the principal called the police because they didn't want to have me observing this club and said i was a disturbance. so i believe in a strict
separation of church and state in this country. and that's our basic tenet. for us as muslims, it is a proclamation of faith that a man usually will whisper into a child's ear the moment the child is born. it is what we are supposed to declare as we are dying, as our last statement. for me to see this incursion of faith into the classroom is a problematic issue. why is it happening, though, with this backlash? i don't think it's anti-muslim hysteria we just heard about. i think what's happened is we have had a failure of leadership by organizations like the council on american islamic relations. and sadly, the white house also in talking about the "i "word. and that is about islam and the issue of extremism. people are not afraid as muslims as a whole. they are afraid of this extremism. so as we go into this debate tonight, what i hope to hear as
a muslim is a conversation about the ideology of extremism in our faith. it is called islamism which is a desire to have political islam in the world, put a head scarf on women and girls, impose ideas that are anti-gay, anti-atheist, anti-apothtecy. we have to talk so americans can feel comfortable with the faith also. >> so you are a proud muslim woman, a journalist. you have broken many barriers in journalism. you are a mother in virginia who agrees with some of the other mothers who wouldn't have wanted this in their schools. you have written extensively about this. you said it is the antidote.
tell me the role female muslims can play to address some of these stereotypes and fears. >> i think islamic feminism is the antidote to islamic extremism. the canary in the coal mine, people who don't think like them, is the issue of women. i can tell you that i can walk into a mosque anywhere in this country. and if i go into the main hall, i will know immediately what ideology of islam is practiced at that mosque. in my own mosque in morgantown, west virginia, they wouldn't let me in through the front door. when i went in through the front door and into the main hall, it was the people who are practicing this ideology exported to the world through the government of saudi arabia and qatar. and those are the people who most protested what we were doing. so with the issue of women's rights, it is the litmus test
very much for how a person practices islam. do you believe that a woman deserves equal inheritance as her brother? do you believe that a woman is equal in witness to a man? these are critical issues that are the real red line on how you would interpret islam. and so when we define how it is that we interpret islam, we really establish what the problem is and whether we can actually move forward with the progressive interpretation of the faith. >> such an important discussion. so glad you could join me. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> switching gears, will smith starring in a huge new movie, a movie that could change the way millions of people view the game of football. our rachel nichols one on one with will smith next. >> will you let trey play
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one of the biggest names in hollywood, will smith, takes on the dangers of head trauma in football with his new film "concussion." the movie tells the true story of the immigrant doctor who discovered the links between the repeated hits to the head in football and a condition known as cte. will smith is a major philadelphia eagles fan. he said making the movie changed his view of the game. he went one on one with rachel nichols. >> your son trey played football. i know you're an eagles fan. >> oh my gosh, yes. >> when you were first considering this part in this movie, what was the inner
conflict in that? >> it was a football dad, i grew up in philly and loved football. i did not want to be the guy who said to the world that oh, days, there might be a hidden danger that we're not seeing. but after i met the doctor and he told me his story and i sort of understood the science of it, as a parent i started to feel compelled to tell the story. because i didn't know. while my son was playing, i didn't know. and i knew if i didn't know, other parents didn't know. it became important to me to be a part of the delivery of the information. >> and you weren't just a foonl dad. you were a football dad. you were shooting a movie in china, is this right, and you would fly back to l.a. every week to see him play? >> for ten straight weeks. we were shooting the "karate
kid" in beijing and football season started for my son in los angeles so i commuted for ten weeks for the entire football season. >> that's what's so complicated about this and people watching this movie and their feelings. football isn't just about football. it's how people contact with their kids and their dads and what their traditions are on thanksgiving. people are reluctant to see that challenged. >> i think that i had to accept in the process and why this was very helpful for just my development as a human being that it's not black and white. it's not -- there's not easy answers. it's both things at the same time. it absolutely is one of the most beautiful poetic and powerful sports you'll ever see. it's the strongest and most powerful human beings on earth. but at the same time, there is a
hidden potential long-term brain issue with the game that is hidden in plain sight. so it's both things. it's not one or the other. >> now the million dollar question is. now that you know what you know, educating parents, would you let trey play football with you now. if he came to you and said dad, i want to play high school football, what would you say. >> u would say son, listen, i love you. if it were up to me, you could play, but your mother said no. >> that is a cool strategy. i love it. the nfl in this movie is not exactly looking good. they're portrayed as willfully obscuring the truth. do you think that's an accurate portrayal? >> that's something we debated very heavily during this film. and i like to chalk things up to a lack of knowledge.
and a lack of clarity about what's real and what's true. >> how do you think the people in the nfl office feel about you these days? >> you know, i probably won't be getting my free super bowl tickets this year. >> don't worry. i don't think roger goodell sent me a christmas card this year either. we're in good company. >> fascinating interview by rachel nichols. go to cnn.com see a lot more of that. up next, the number comes to us from a galaxy far, far away. stay with me.
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