tv Erin Burnett Out Front CNN February 29, 2016 4:00pm-5:01pm PST
war, and the pentagon has to show progress to the american people, or at least that's the thinking. >> i want to remind our viewers watch cnn tomorrow for super tuesday coverage that we're bringing you the best political reporting analysis throughout the day as voters head to the polls in 12 states. "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. next, a confident donald trump heading into super tuesday do . could rubio lose every state tomorrow and still have a path to the nomination? we're going to show you how with the expert of experts. hillary clinton laying off her opponent. is she pivoting to the general electi election already? let's go "outfront." good evening, i'm erin burnett. outfront tonight, donald trump supremely confident heading into super tuesday just hours from now, hours away, republican voters in 11 states are going to head to the polls in what could
be the most crucial night of the campaign. minutes ago trump speaking to a large crowd of supporters sounding very much like a candidate with all the momentum on his side. >> every one of them, every single event, i've been number one in this whole thing with the crazy debating. [ cheering and applause ] >> and our latest nationwide poll shows why trump is dominating the gop field at a commanding 49%. it's up eight points from just last month. a lot of people say he never gets above 30. now he is at 49. he leading in virtually every demographic. 7 in 10 college-educated voters are supporting him. his failure to disavow the endorsement of former kkk leader
david duke, trump has been under heavy fire. >> i'm sitting in a house in florida with a very bad ear piece they gave me. what i heard is various groups. i don't mind disavowing anybody. i disavowed david duke and i disavowed him the day before at a major news conference. >> which is true. he did disavow david duke the day before. is the campaign worried about this issue and that it's not going to go away? >> reporter: i think the fact we saw donald trump try to clean all of this up speaks volumes about where they see this issue. his rivals were out slamming him at every turn today looking for any opening before super tuesday. donald trump under fire today. >> well, we looked at it and looked at the question. i disavowed david duke. >> reporter: after refusing sunday to condemn the support of
white supremacist david duke. >> i don't want to condemn a group i know nothing about it. >> i'm just talking about david duke and the ku klux klan here. >> reporter: david duke is a former grand wizard of the kkk, who ran several unsuccessful bids for higher office, including the white house. despite trump telling cnn he doesn't know him trump referenced duke in 2000. in a statement reported then by "the new york times," trump said, quote, the reform party now includes a clansman, mr. duke, a neo-nazi, and a communist. this is not company i wish to keep. trump today distancing himself from david duke. >> i disavowed david duke all weekend long. >> reporter: his rivals quick to
pounce. >> you say david duke to me. i say racist immediately. >> we should all be united in saying the clan is reprehensible. >> reporter: the conservative candidates already up with an ad based on the moment. >> trump refuses to denounce the kkk. >> reporter: on thursday duke posted praise for trump on his facebook page writing that he will, quote, vote for him and think you should too. on friday trump was asked about duke. >> i didn't know he endorsed me. david duke endorsed me. okay. i disavow, okay? >> reporter: it's not the first time trump has been pressed to disavow white supremacist groups that support him. >> mr. trump, when you hear that, does that shock you? do you denounce that? >> nothing in this country shocks me. i would disavow it, but nothing in this country shocks me. people are angry.
>> reporter: and former republican nominee mitt romney also weighing in tonight over twitter, blasting trump saying, quote, a disqualifying and a disgusting response by trump about the kkk. >> outfront now, our all-star panel. ben ferguson and david gurgin and my other guests. also with us the national spokesman for donald trump. katrina, let me start with you. it's been about 24 hours since the donald trump interview where he didn't denounce david duke and the ku klux klan. he has denounced them before and he said today he disavowed him. is this what donald trump wants to be talking about just hours before the voters go to the polls on super tuesday?
>> no, but this is exactly what we expect when the media and the establishment doesn't get their way. mr. trump did disavow david duke on friday. what happened after the fact is there was no david duke endorsement. when mr. trump heard the question again associated with a different organization that he was unaware of, he was confused, which is why he said i don't know what you're talking about. send me what you're talking about and then i'll make a judgment. >> some people say he didn't want to disavow again because he didn't want to alienate voters. you heard him on this show. he disavowed. the group heard he disavowed. they put a statement out. the founder of the white supremacist group says donald trump's response was just a wonderful response. he disavowed us but he explained why there is so much anger in america. they don't care if they get
disavowed. if he was not doing it because he didn't want to lose votes, that doesn't make sense, does it? >> it's pretty simple what your response should be. he's a horrible human being. i do not want his endorsement. then you should go on a rant about how awful the kkk is in history. for some reason, he got it right on friday. then he decided, oh, wait, there's a big tv audience watching right now. sunday morning right before people in southern states where there are some white supremacist groups that are going to be voting. i don't know who david duke is. he knew who he was on friday. he knew exactly who he was on friday and back to 2000. even jake tapper said we're talking about the kkk. i don't think donald trump did not want to alienate voters. i'll say i got to look at it and maybe it won't be a big issue in
the south. >> people are saying this makes him unelectable. mitt romney is saying it is disqualifying and disgusting. >> it's not disqualifying and he may have been confused. it's not run him out of town on a rail. he has on several occasions denounced, disavowed, white supremacy groups. we ask candidates to distance themselves from it. that's what he's done. listen, i think in the short-term it is a speed bump for tuesday. not a flat tire. in the long-term, he has to clean this up. he has to make it very clear to everybody this was not a dog whistle. he was not signaling quietly. >> he did disavow the day before. he disavowed on the this show. what happened, katrina? what could possibly explain what david just said is inexplicable?
why did he elect not to do so? >> i think he couldn't really hear the whole thing, but he did hear jake tapper mention an organization he was not familiar with. he does not know those associations, which i think is a good thing. the fact that there are people out floating conspiracies that this was some sort of dog whistle, to whom? donald trump is ahead in most cases by double digits in these states. why would he need to do that? >> terry, you say this is more than race. >> it's bigger than that. it's an integrity issue. we don't know what's in donald trump's heart. i've laid out issues he's had in the past with race, in the 70s with comments he made in passing talking about how he loves the
blacks. his casinos have been fined for discrimination against women and minority dealers in atlantic city, but this is bigger than that. that's just the race part. i think it's an integrity issue. to sit there and actually say and for katrina to sit here and say he was confused and he couldn't hear the question is asinine. he heard very clearly what jake tapper said. the fact they keep pushing this narrative that this is everybody else's fault but donald trump's is insulting. he's dishonest. it's not the first time. he does it consistently. to me, that's a bigger issue. the race issue is just one of many. >> i'm not quite sure you can say you actually heard what donald trump heard because no one did. but we can take him for his word. >> he repeated the question back, katrina, stop it. >> he has disavowed several other groups and even david duke in the past. this organization that jake
tapper mentioned, he had not heard of the organization there. >> in the follow-up -- hold on. he said in the follow-up question he said i'm talking about david duke and the kkk, there he was specific about it being kkk. >> if you listen to mr. trump right after that, he said groups. he's still making the association with the initial group that jake tapper said when he opened up his first comments. he was associating the groups, not the individual. >> the kkk should be enough for it fob a non-issue there. that's the part that i don't understand. when you're asking to clarify, if you are having a problem with your ifb -- we've all been there before. >> it's what we're wearing in our ears. >> i would only assume if i was in the position i would not want to be remotely close on the record as to agreeing with the kkk. i think he heard it. he responded to the question and he paused for a reason instead
of denouncing it. >> to your point, ben, the tea party groups have been labeled kkk groups and nazi groups. that's exactly why he said i don't know. send me a list of what you're talking about so i can make a judgment. >> i think the trump campaign is very comfortable with where they are in the campaign. they were comfortable with this. as the other candidates came out more, they realized they had a problem. he'd have to explain it a little bit more. but we still have to deal with this problem. he still has to be clear with this. this will go on further. if he is a nominee, there's another minority group that donald trump has offended, which makes it tougher for us to win the white house and house and senate seats. >> i think he has to be very clear, crystal clear, on his position on a number of issues starting with race. he has to give a speech about
this that is serious, not off the cuff. i don't think all the garbage is being dumped on his head right now is just about this issue. it is about voting tomorrow. his opponents are trying to take him out. >> this maybe a bigger issue in the general election if he gets a nomination. hillary clinton's campaign would love to make a commercial of this spot and just play it over and over again. >> all the small business owners that he has stiffed in bankrupts in atlantic city. this is one of many things. >> this will be the top of the highlight reel. >> i would welcome those attack ads. we can also talk about -- senator robert bird, are you kidding me? hillary clinton, it's the exact same thing. >> that's old news. >> what are you saying about robert bird? >> he endorsed barack obama and no one said his political career is over. no one asked him to disavow that
endorsement. is. >> are you comparing robert bird to david duke? are you really doing that? >> we're talking about a clansman, particularly one who filibustered the civil rights movement. david duke denounced the kkk a long time ago too. >> are you defending david duke now? are you defending david duke since he's denounced his white supremacy? >> today, yesterday, and friday. >> thank you all very much. the panel is i think go to be with us. outfront next, hillary clinton coming off a big win in south carolina. if she has a super tuesday, does bernie sanders have a path forward? despite the republican party's efforts to stop donald trump, he is winning major endorsements. yes, he is. marco rubio matching donald trump insult to insult. >> he doesn't sweat because his pores are clogged with the spray
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trump today. >> what's his famous issue? he's going to build a wall and be tough on mexico, but he opportunity tell you he hiring illegal immigrants to work on trump towers. he's trying to carry out a scam to take control of the presidency of the united states. >> rubio's attacks more aggre aggressi aggressive. he trails trump and cruz when it comes to pledged delegates, but super tuesday could be a complete game changer. outfront, the expert who will predict the winners. it's great to have you on this show. if rubio does not win a single state tomorrow, which is a very possible outcome, does he have a path forward? >> sure he does. theoretically, he could still
win the nomination. i can't imagine what a dramatic change would be. if all the presidents and ex-vice presidents on the republican side came out and begged republicans not to nominate donald trump, they would ignore them. it's possible, but very unlikely. >> possible or unlikely that he would have a path, but without a contested convention. if you're rubio, what states is he looking at then tomorrow that he must either win or come really darn close because obviously the delegates are proportionally allocated tomorrow to move ahead here? >> rubio has clearly targeted virginia. he did it as a late move. it's a smart move because of the composition of the electorate even on the republican side of virginia. high income and high education in many places. he was well behind though and still is in almost all the polls, but he has spent more time and more money than any
other candidate including donald trump in the concluding days of the campaign. if he won virginia, it would be a big win. virginia is a big swing state for the fall. i'll believe it when i see it, but it's possible. >> what happens if marco rubio doesn't win a state tomorrow and he still wants to push for the nominati nomination? is a contested convention realistic at this point or still a pie in the sky situation? >> i'm looking tomorrow to see whether rubio actually qualifies for delegates in all these states. the states have triggers of either 15% of the vote or 20%. you have to get at least that much in order to get your share of the delegates. if rubio is seriously in contention to force a contested convention, he has to qualify for delegates in almost all of the states, if not all. he would go next to march 15th where he has to win his own state. if he loses it even by one vote,
the 99 delegates of florida go to somebody else and he is out. john kasich says he is not going to leave the race and ohio is on march 15th. he has a shot at illinois that day, but he has to turn things around and has to start winning a sizable number of delegates to have a theoretical possibility of a contested convention in which the non-trump people who would come together and deprive trump of the nomination. >> i appreciate your taking the time to lay this out for us. i want to go to the policy adviser to marco rubio's pain. you just heard what larry laid out. he says it's going to be really hard if rubio does not win states tomorrow. do you think he can put wins on the board tomorrow? >> the reality is what we're focused on is winning delegates. we think we're going to do that
tomorrow night. we think we're going to do that as the race goes on. up until march 15th, we're in the proportional phase of the republican presidential primary. once we get into march 15, we feel like we're going to do really well. senator rubio has a number of different pathways that he can take. we're focused on telling why donald trump would be a disaster for the republican party and why marco rubio is the only candidate who has the optimistic vision to lead our party forward. >> the tone of the rubio campaign has changed dramatically over the past few days. his attacks have become increasingly personal at donald trump. >> have you seen his hands? they're like this. you know what they say about men with small hands. >> how can a person with the worst spray tan in america attack me for what i'm wearing
on twitter? attack me on twitter for wearing makeup. he should sue whoever did that to his face. >> friends do not let friends vote for con artists. he wanted a full length mirror. maybe to make sure his pants weren't wet. >> are you comfortable with that tone? >> what i'm comfortable with is that senator rubio has an opportunity to share with his vision with people. if that means at this point in the campaign we have to make contrasts with donald trump, whatever their contrasts might be, we're going to do that because ultimately we're out there to share senator rubio's vision. if the only way to do that is by leading in with some of this stuff, that's where we are in the campaign. >> you just heard larry talk about florida and how crucial it is. obviously that is a win or take all state coming up in a couple of weeks. 99 delegates for the taking. donald trump already focusing on
the state. he owns a home there. florida is a must-win for marco rubio. how are you feeling about florida right now? >> we feel very good about florida right now. we're going to be spending a lot of time in florida over the next couple of weeks. obviously, we feel very good about where we're positioned in the campaign and the contrast we're drawing with donald trump is making a difference. people are starting to see him for the con artist he is. when we get to florida, this is going to be a very, very good race over the next couple of weeks, but we feel good about florida. outfront next, donald trump picking up major endorsements. jan brewer on why she picked donald trump over ted cruz. and hillary clinton turns her sights on donald trump. >> i'm looking forward to those debates because at some point you can't just say whatever pops into your head if you want to be the president of the united
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what could be a make or break super tuesday. bernie sanders is battling hillary clinton for votes in the northeast where he is fighting hard. live now on screen speaking to supporters in massachusetts. he is hoping to leave a strong and lasting impression. hillary clinton spending these final hours in the south where she had a decisive win over the weekend in south carolina. brianna keilar is outfront tonight. >> reporter: tonight hillary clinton and bernie sanders are making their final push to super tuesday. >> i need your help. i need your help to go and vote tomorrow, to bring people to vote with you. >> we are listening to the american people and their pain and their needs rather than hustling all over the country collecting millions of dollars from the 1%. >> reporter: a new cnn orc poll shows clinton opening up a big lead nationally, besting sanders by 17 points.
>> thank you so much, south carolina. >> reporter: after a huge win in south carolina saturday, hillary clinton sounds like the presumptive democratic nominee. >> i don't think america has ever stopped being great. what we need to do now is make america whole. >> reporter: she is no longer calling out sanders by name. >> i do have a difference with my esteemed opponent. >> reporter: instead crafting her message for the potential fight with donald trump, who she is treating like her eventual republican opponent. >> i think we need more love and kindness. instead of building walls, we need to be tearing down barriers. >> reporter: but clinton still has one eye on sanders as her rival looks to rebound from his bruising south carolina loss. >> on a given night sometimes you win. sometimes you lose. tonight we lost.
>> we got decimated. that's what happened. >> reporter: sanders is looking ahead to tomorrow, hoping to gain on the clinton delegate account. >> we intend to win many, many of them. >> reporter: now after this event here in milton, massachusetts, where you can hear a very enthusiasenthusiast he will be heading to his home state of vermont. he'll be in position for a positive phase in what is expected to be an uphill climb on super tuesday. hillary clinton is heading to florida for super tuesday. that is not a super tuesday state. it has its contest on march 15th as she tries to signal she is looking beyond this contest tomorrow night. >> bernie sanders speaking live behind brianna with an enthusiastic crowd there.
outfront, our panelists. so let me start with you. you served under former president clinton. you know the clintons extremely we well, but you have decided to come out and endorse bernie sanders. why? >> i have an enormous admiration and respect for hillary clinton. i've known her for 49 years. i think she will make a great president, but i'm coming out for bernie sanders because i think the biggest issue in this campaign is the increasing concentration of income wealth and power, which is undermining democracy, which is making it difficult to get anything done. bernie sanders is leading a
movement to change that and that movement is the only hope we have. it is only when people are mobilized and energized that you get change in this country. >> you say bernie sanders is the only hope we have. bernie sanders lost the south carolina primary by almost 50 points. he has to do well tomorrow. the polls show secretary clinton is likely to do much better. where do you see bernie sanders path to the nomination? >> that's a good question. i am not a political prognostica prognosticator, erin. everyone who has tried to be a political soothe sayer in this election has been proven wrong. i think he'll probably do well in massachusetts and colorado and maybe in certain southern states, but the more people who get his message and understand the importance of what i just talked about in terms of that movement, i think the better he
will do. >> if hillary clinton does very well tomorrow, if she sweeps vermont or massachusetts, are we looking at the nominee? a lot of people are going to say that's what happens. >> there's a lot of momentum that will be gained from that. that's what you're seeing after south carolina. the poll was not completely taken after south carolina, but you saw the momentum that people are talking about. she had such an amazing lead. it snowballs. that means she can start to pivot a bit away from talking specifically about sanders and start talking more about the general election. she has more of a sure footing. you can tell by the way she speaks now that she has a sure footing. that feeds on itself. there will be a lot of pressure on sanders to figure out how you can articulate a path to victory or you're going to have to drop out soon. he won't want to do that. he has no incentive to do that
whatsoever, but there will be a lot of pressure. >> there will be pressure. you don't want him to drop out. >> i don't. i think he has been terrific for this campaign. all the reasons about why he is supporting sanders are frankly issues that hillary clinton completely agrees with, but i think he has made her better in terms of honing that message in making sure she talks to everyone in this country. by the way, she's going to need the bernie sanders supporters at the end of the day if she is the nominee. she's not taking anything for granted. she's not counting the votes before they have hatched. she's going to need all of his supporters to win. >> what do you do to convince people right now who say, all right, maybe they're not completely sold on hillary clinton, but she's the safer choice? she's likely to be the nominee.
they might see it as it's time to get in line. >> look, i think i'm a case and point. in a primary if you don't vote your conscious s, when are you going to vote your conscious? this is an anti-establishment era in america. you have people who are voting authoritarian bigot candidate in terms of donald trump. i think the real question is who is going to make fundamental change on the democracy side? >> he's more likely to win states that a democrat will carry in the fall. hillary clinton is going to rack up these delegates in states that she will not be able to carry in november. >> which enables him to make more of an electability case. >> she's very likely to carry states on super tuesday. she will not get those.
those democratic voters are vastly outnumbered. >> if he can deliver the states that the democrats can actually win in november, that matters more. >> i think what matters more is being able to speak to the very diverse communities that make up the whole country, presidential states and non-presidential states. i think that's where bernie sanders has had a challenge in doing that. he hasn't been able to expand his message to speak to african-americans and latinos and older voters. she has made him better. he has made her better. we need enthusiasm. both of those candidates talking about that very robust conversation, we're having a civil conversation. the republicans are having a civil war. >> thank you all three very much. fair description of what i think they would describe it as. outfront next, a leading voice on illegal immigration standing up for donald trump.
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tonight, donald trump racking up endorsements as he marches into super tuesday. jeff sessions becoming the first member of the senate to endorse donald trump. outfront now, jan brewer. the former governor of arizona now backing donald trump. governor brewer, thank you very much for coming outfront. you endorsed donald trump for president. why? >> well, i think that donald trump will stand up and fight for the united states citizens. i think he's a strong believer and will enforce the rule of law and he'll stand up and support our law enforcement and our police and our immigration officers. >> and the immigration officers, this is an issue obviously that is near and dear to your heart. ted cruz also wants to secure the border. he's from texas, a nearby border state to you. a lot of people thought you were
going to go that direction. why did you pick trump and not cruz? >> well, i believe that donald is going to get the job done. i think he's been very forceful. he brought it back on the agenda. i was for decades asking the federal government to do something about our borders and enforce the law and to stand up and help us. there was no response whatsoever at all. i think it's time for a fresh face that tells us the truth and understands the issue. and i believe he will get the job done. >> marco rubio says donald trump is unelectable. he used that because donald trump did not denounce david duke or the kkk in an interview this weekend on cnn. mitt romney says that was a disqualifying and disgusting response. do they have a point? >> well, i was watching cnn on friday when he did disavow that comment when it was pressed to him.
then on sunday i heard him. it appeared to me that he indeed was having trouble understanding the question and was having an audio problem. i believe, as truly believe in my heart knowing donald, there is no way he would not disavow the ku klux klan. they're racists and bigots. they're bad. he's just not that kind of person. i know donald trump. i've sat down with him and i've talked to him and he's a nice man. he's very thoughtful. he listens. he's not going to support anything like that. i think that we are now in the crazy, crazy, silly world of politics of which we have never seen before, and there is so much mud slinging all across the board, so much commentary. it's making it really difficult for people to really shake it all out and determine just
exactly what it is that is truth. the bottom line is that donald is leading. he is a leader and he is leading in this election. and i think he's going to be the nominee. we'll know a lot more tuesday nig night, but it appears he is the frontrunner. we heard all the candidates. i know them all. they said that they would support the winner of the primary. well, let's hope they don't go back on their word. >> all right, governor brewer, we shall see. that, of course, will be the next crucial moment to watch when we do have a nominee. thank you very much. don't miss donald trump's wife. she'll be at the top of the hour on "ac 360." will tomorrow be an all trump super tuesday? how the candidates are turning name calling and mud slinging into an art form. >> i call him little marco. that's what he is. he's little marco. i'm talking full time delivery
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trump who already has three victories under his belt is trying to expand his winning streak. nearly 600 delegates up for grabs. trump is trumping everybody else right now. you have 600 at stake tomorrow. talk about a possible game changer. that's what we're really looking at right now. back with me ben ferguson, david gergen, maria cardona and ben. what are you looking for tomorrow? set the stakes here. this is a lot of delegates. this is the first big day. >> it's a big day. two things to look at. look at marco rubio and if he does not win a state anywhere, how do you keep moving forward in this one. 155. who is up there? it's called texas. a guy named ted cruz from texas. if he wins there, that's more delegates than donald trump has received so far. if he's able to win this -- >> they are proportionately allocated. >> if he does very well and wins tex ahe's going to be able to
stand up and say, i won. the first state we went to, i now went to texas. this is far from over. it's going to be harder for rubio to make that same claim that i've somehow got a third place strategy to get the white house. >> hillary clinton sweeps -- >> sweeps? >> i like that. >> becomes the inevitable nominee. i think she even wins massachusetts. on the republican side, donald trump likely wins two-thirds of the states tomorrow. the big question for him is if he can keep the other two guys in the race after this. if cruz were to win texas and maybe arkansas or so, keeps him in the race. he wants rubio not to win anything so he's 0 for 16 but stays in the race. that's the best path forward for trump. i want to say one more word. we had a representative from the trump campaign on tonight, a few minutes ago with us comparing david duke to senator robert byrd. it was a slur on robert byrd. he made mistakes when he was young.
he joined the klan but became a voice of important in the center. barack obama on bobby byrd's death, america has lost a voice of principle and reason. >> he forgave him. >> thank you. i think that was an important point. >> tomorrow i'm looking to see what happens with ted cruz and rubio. rubio seems to be the anointed one to try to take trump out. it's going to be interesting if he doesn't win anything, does he still become that person? >> can you be the anointed one in a two-man race? >> if ted cruz wins texas does he become the anointed one to go after trump? what does the conversation become? it's become conversations about size of hands and orange spray tans. oh, my god. that continues tomorrow. if that continues tomorrow, donald trump wins, but hillary clinton wins twice. >> republicans right now if they put themselves on a glide path to nominate donald trump the
party will be xhiting its own abortion. it's an absolute disgrace for the party. we cannot win the white house with donald trump over hillary clinton. she'll use all that's out there to absolutely make sure he doesn't win the white house. we've seen senators being attacked -- >> you think people will care when they hear it then? >> if we care about the supreme court we have to keep the senate. >> there's a whole lot more coming out because republicans haven't used it for eight months. >> and they should have. >> thank you all. how the candidates have gone from slinging mud to hands and spray tans. we have over 15,000 activities that you can book on our app to make sure your little animal, enjoys her first trip to the kingdom. expedia, technology connecting you to what matters. then your eyes may see it, differently.ave allergies. only flonase is approved to relieve both your itchy, watery eyes and congestion.
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following is not an actual 2016 campaign insult? >> maybe to make sure his pants were went. >> rubio say baby. >> come on, cry baby, cry for me. >> reporter: the answer is "c" though the electorate should be crying over what's become. >> shut up. >> moron. >> scab eater. >> a schoolboy fight for the presidency. >> i call him little marco. he's little marco. >> he's always calling me little marco. >> little marco rubio. >> have you seen his hands? they are like this. >> little mouth on him. bing, bing, bing, bing. >> and you know what they say about men with small hands. you can't trust them. >> who started this? >> you started it. >> reporter: but instead of flinging mud -- >> it's rubio! >> reporter: the donald is swinging water bottles imitating a dry mouth rubio with a
tendency to sweat bullets. >> i looked at the puddle on the ground. >> he doesn't sweat because his pores are clogged from the spray tan. donald is not going to make america great. he's going to make america orange. >> reporter: some compare the race to mean girls. >> you're plastic. old, shiny hard plastic. >> reporter: what's next do the bitter rivals start rapping their insults? ♪ >> reporter: the candidates may hate the press but they're starting to sound like anchorman. >> your hair looks stupid. >> reporter: but he-- >> but he's flying around on hair force one. >> reporter: at least they aren't whacking each other with anten antennas. yet. >> donald trump likes to sue people. he should sue whoever did that to his face. >> he was putting on makeup with a trowel. >> reporter: cnn, new york. >> and even as you laugh, you do have to think, is this really happening? are we really watching all of
this? oh, yes, we are. thank you so much for joining us. set your dvr to record "outfront" so you can watch us any time. less than 12 hours until the voting starts on this super tuesday. "ac 360" starts right now. good evening. thanks for joining us. with super tuesday voting just hours away for both parties the growing possibility that donald trump has a lock on the republican nomination and a growing fear among top republicans he presents a threat to the party's very existence. no exaggeration. that's what one u.s. senator told dana bash this afternoon. he does not think his party will survive this. dana says he is not alone. just think about that for a moment. a political party that's been around since 1854 might not be around after donald trump is through. tonight we have new polling that will only increase the anxiety for those who think donald trump is a sham. we'll tell you more about marco rubio's effort to head off