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>> we know you will, andy, thank you. >> have a good one. that's it for us. we'll see you back here at 10:00 eastern for "news room". >> don't go anywhere, though, smerconish starts now. ♪ ♪ i'm michael smerconish. i think we reached a turning point for donald trump and the entire 2016 race. this alter case between trump's campaign and a reporter kicked off a bad week and tuesday's waterloo is he is plupting in the polls. john kasich is here to talk about his battle to endure until the convention.
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sanders lands the record of indonations in march and a big surprise issue of 2016. the national heroin epidemic. i'll talk to one young mayor about his city's controversial plan to create legal injection sites. first, i have often predicted the political demise of donald trump. this time i might be right. he ended political hell week. his campaign manager was arrested for misdemeanor battery, he flip-flopped on abortion and said controversial things about nukes and wisconsin and polls have him trailing ted cruz by ten points. among women, his disapproval is bias mall. 73% of women disapprove. after wisconsin the next big prizes are new york on april 19 and pennsylvania on april 26th. yes, recent polls show trump leading his home state by a
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large margin but on a close race with john kasich in pennsylvania and here is the unpleasant truth for trump. both states have rules that put power in the hands of the party, which is not a good thing for mr. trump. in new york, a change last year by the republican state committee allows the party, not the candidates to select delegates. the new process is intended to reward long-time party loyalists who might not be trump supporters, and in pennsylvania most delegates are elected by voters without any indication of who they support. with no requirement that they follow the will of the electret. in other words, at a time when donald trump hoping to seal the deal. he's about a enter a phase where the gop development can further. if he arrives with the delegates required, i don't think he leaves town with the nomination, which is why tuesday is such an
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important vote. joining me now is the host of "cnn's inside politics john king." john, what happens if donald trump loses wis is? >> well, that would give the stop trump forces a big win because wisconsin stands alone. donald trump in first place 739 delegates. ted cruz a distant second at 460. rubio still third. kasich in the race and he's fourth right now. so let's just look at wisconsin. donald trump spending the weekend there maybe can turn the tide and get the state back. if he does that, the stop trump movement will lose steam because so much time and money was spent. let's assume we had two polls showing ted cruz with a ten-point lead. let's assume that's correct. if you win statewide by ten points, you not only get statewide but win most congressional districts. let's assume cruz wins them all, 42 maybe 36 or 30 something. let's assume for the sake of the argument that cruiz gets most o them. what happens?
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trump stays static and cruz starts to inch up. does that mean trump is done? no, it means he suffered a big loss in a big midwestern battle ground and will change the conversation as we head to what donald trump hopes is the fire wall home in new york. >> but it doesn't sound like you're saying hey, he can't get to 1237 if he loses wisconsin. >> no, but it would be a huge challenge. let's assume he gets shutout in wisconsin. then we move on to new york. here is one scenario. the polls, there have been a couple but one poll out that shows donald trump above 50%. we'll see if we get newer polling. if trump stays above 50% in new york, that would be all 95 of the delegates in new york and would make wisconsin go away a little quicker because if donald trump gets shutout in wisconsin, he could win them all in new york then he's out here again at 834 on his way and michael, if he gets that he needs 53% of the remaining delegates. easy to do? absolutely not.
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is it conceivable? it is. you have big states coming. if donald trump can get them all in new york, it would make the pain of wisconsin go away but that's the big question. let me give you another scenario. let's assume cruise wins wisconsin and gets momentum and trump falls under 50% in new york. let's say trump wins with 45%. then he is splitting the delegates. maybe john kasich comes in second and ted cruz in third but they take away at least half of the delegates. that's where it gets fascinating because then trump is in the lead but if he doesn't get all 95, if he splits them, instead of 53%, now he would need 60% of the remaining tell gdelegates a, doable but difficult but in the stop trump movement, if they take winner take all in new york, they think they got him. they think if that happens, they are going to an open convention. >> it sounds as if we're about to enter the most fascinating part of the race. john, thank you and tomorrow morning a special one-hour
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edition of "inside politics" appreciate it. >> thank you. now, the wisconsin primary looms large for my next guest, ohio governor john kasich needs to do well there. on one hand polls have him the only of the three gop candidates beating hillary clinton. but he's also won only one state and some are saying he actually helps trump by staying in the race. others including carl rove are suggesting the convention may need to nominate an all together new candidate. john kasich joins me now. is this the week the trump campaign jumped the shark? >> well, there's no way i'm going to predict that. i just know there was things said this week that not just the abortion but using nuclear weapons in europe and loose talk about it in the middle east and withdrawing from nato. these are things that show that mr. trump is unprepared. i do understand that trump voters concerns about their economic future and their
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children's. >> he caught a lot of flak for what he said about abortion and flip flapped but wasn't he correct in the first round? in other words, if a person, i'll take him at face value, why not? >> no, i just don't -- i don't. i don't agree with that. i don't think it's appropriate. >> you believe row versus wade, correct me if i'm wrong -- >> michael. i know. yeah, i told you what i think about it. i think it was inappropriate, period end of story. let's move on. >> i'll move on but you got to give me one more crack at this because i want to hear the answer. if abortion should be ill egg wi -- illegal, shouldn't it follow the process? >> pro-life and pro-choice movement said that's where you look at clinics or whatever but you don't lay this on women. it's a tough enough situation for them, end of story. >> governor, callers to my radio program when they talk about john kasich, your ears ought to ring. they use words like substance,
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civility but then they say how is he going to win? what's the answer to that question? >> look, we'll go to an open convention, no question. i don't have -- i can't win enough to get to the convention with enough delegates and neither can cruz. he would have to win 90% of the remaining debt gets and donald trump would have to win better than 60% and as you know, he's never got anywhere close to that so we're going to go to a convention and when we go, there will be two things that will be asked. and the only candidate that consistently beats hillary clinton in the fall. delegates take this seriously, the field and big decisions and ask who has the record, who has the accomplishments. >> i don't think trump can get one, two, three, seven. this is what john kasich believes? >> yeah, people that think
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delegate wills walk out and this is an ugly process, they don't understand the process. who will the delegates be? legislatures or those who worked in the vineyards for the republican party for a long time. our kids will get an education about how does somebody get elected president? how does the system work and for all of us that wanted better civic education for our kids, they are about to get it. >> governor, do you believe fairness demands, if no one arrives in cleveland, should it should you lead with the nomination? >> since i'm one of the three, i'd say yes but ultimately, that's a choice, that's a choice the delegates will make. >> veteran gop dirty trickster roger stone, i'm sure you remembered roger said in "gq" when john kasich said he has no interest in being vice president thanks is a decoloration, of
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interest. you would say what? >> i'm not going to be anybody's vice president, michael, don't worry about it. >> so if ted cruz should call and say hey, gov, let's put it together and take down trump. >> michael, michael, michael, i'm running for president. i'm not going to be anybody's vice president. i will go back. i will finish my term as govern governor. at that point i'll enter the private sector and be a citizen and complain about the politicians. >> good to see you and best of luck. >> thank you, migchael. god bless you and appreciate being with you. >> governor kasich said he's got faith in the delegates because they tend to be what did he say, long-term party loyalest that take duties seriously. so meet a republican national committee woman and gop
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delegate. dianna orrics a trump supporter, tom ellis running to be adele get in the swing county of my home state of pennsylvania. you heard john kasich say that donald trump is not getting to one, two, three, seven before cleveland. first, do you agree with that and second, do you see any scenario where on a second ballot, third ballot, fourth ballot, trump can close the deal? >> i think donald trump could probably close the deal. it's a very realistic possibility that he won't have the 1237 going into the convention, but that's okay. >> okay. but you are one of 112 committee people for the rnc, you're the only one whose for donald trump and i'm unaware of a single state chairperson whose for trump. that doesn't bode well for him,
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pardon me, he's going to have support gathered around him at the convention. >> well, a lot of the state party chairs would prefer to remain neutral going into the convention and that's done for very good reasons. you know, we have several candidates running. and i'm just the kind of person who likes to let people know where i stand and i'm proud to be endorsing donald trump for 2016. >> tom, you were a delegate four years ago and running in my home county or montgomery, p.a. which is a swing area and i explained briefly we have a very unusual system in pennsylvania where you could be elected delegate as you were in the past, but not be bound by the vote in your own county. how would you approach your responsibility? >> well, first of all, welcome back to the republican party, michael. we're glad to have you back. >> if only for a short time, if only for a day.
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>> i think we need to have people that can make change from within so i'm glad to have you back and we miss you on the radio in philadelphia. pennsylvania as you said is a different kind of state and people need to know when they go to vote in pennsylvania there is a beauty contest for president but the delegates even on the first ballot aren't committed to support whoever wins the general. >> so what would you do. >> election. >> however. >> i've already told people i will support whoever wins my congressional district because i don't want them to waste their vote. they need to know when they go that their vote counts that i'll support whoever they want. on the first ballot and we get to the second ballot and then we get the best man we get house of cards open convention and then you never know what can happen. >> a perfect lab lab experiment.
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let's assume donald trump wins that way. he's looking for a winner and it john kasich runs strongest against hillary clinton again, that doesn't bode well for trump leading cleveland with the nomination. >> it depends who you talk to and who you think is going to be the strongest candidate against hillary clinton. you know, donald trump, his strong point is that he draws popularity from all political pu persuasion, we have republicans, democrats that not only have switch parties to vote for trump in the caucuses and the primaries, but a lot of those same party people are staying
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until the party voting for donald trump in the general. so to it's a moot point. >> more than 1,000 people voted, 62% agreeing with me. you're a seasoned political hand. do you think this past week was a milestone for donald trump? >> i think it hurt him but i'm not 100% sure. he's come back -- i thought he was finished when he went after john mccain and said he wasn't a hero. >> me, too. >> you said, you said it. he's following the seinfeld mode go opposite and winning. i'm not sure that's going to be the case. i said to one of your producers and you know frank rizzo, you used to work with him. he polled always lower than people thought he was going to get and he got a lot more votes because a lot of people said they weren't going to vote for
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him and did so. i was with my fiancee in london on new years eve. a guy there very well to do said, you know, we tell people we're against donald trump and don't believe what he says but actually we do. so, you know, i discounted donald trump a number of times. i originally was with jeb bush and chris christie and now i'm waiting to see. there is a lot of people i know i didn't suspect would be for donald trump. i would never count him out. it's the beer test that you've talked about. who do you want to have a beer with? of all the candidates out there, two democrats, nobody wants to go have a drink with. >> listen to me, hey, i would love to have a couple of pops with donald trump but it doesn't mean i'll be voting for him. dianna, final question for you. >> he'll pay. >> here is a scenario i see. he doesn't get to 1237. now you got a convention full of individuals like tom who paid their dues to the party that get
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together, they say trump has got a negative approval of 73% by women he can't beat hillary. we got to go to somebody else. dianna, respond to that scenario. >> well. [ laughter ] , that's a scenario i don't buy into it because 73% disapproval by women, i don't know who they are talking to but the rallies that i've gone to for donald trump are loaded with women. and as far as the issues, i think donald trump could do very well against hillary clinton with her corrupt background but anyway, if it's a brokered convention, it's going to be very interesting and the convention is all about the delegates deciding who tnominee is going to be. >> i agree with you. >> let's go for it. >> you will both be there -- >> michael, michael -- >> real quick. >> pennsylvania favorite son tom
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ridge and i'm a penn guy. >> thank you for that, as well. if the polls are right both party front runners hillary clinton and donald trump will lose on tuesday in wisconsin's primary. is the badger state out of touch or a sign of what's to come? i'll talk with a local conservative, moderate and progressive from wisconsin and tweet me at smerconish. here are a couple that have already come in. we stop arthritis pain, so you don't have to stop. tylenol® 8hr arthritis pain has two layers of pain relief. the first is fast. the second lasts all day. we give you your day back. what you do with it is up to you. tylenol®.
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alone raised $44 million leads hillary clinton in wisconsin 48-43 in the latest fox business poll on the republican side. cruise 44% and trump 32 and kasich at 19. part of the upheaval on the republican side has been due to local wisconsin radio hosts and joining me now jerry baiter is a consecutive and mitch hank is a moderate sjohn michaels, progressive and also writes for the nation. mitch, let me begin with you. if the polls are to be believed, the two national front runners will lose in wisconsin. you ha you heard me say is wisconsin a sign of what's to come or out
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liar? >> could be an outlier. he would go after ted cruz' wife and spill the beans. i'm a talk show host and i winced. imagine how they felt about that. he's losing women and you have votes coming from rubio and carson going to cruz, the talk show host in milwaukee, conservatives, governor, the coalition found a home in ted cruz. that won't be the case in new york where the people of new york values may reject cruz. >> john, are donald trump and bernie sanders competing for the same votes and because of wisconsin's open system at odds with one another because someone voting for bernie perhaps voting for donald and vice versa. >> let's be clear from the start that donald trump and bernie sanders are at opposite ends of the spectrum.
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people shouldn't see the possibility you scope out as an ideal logical response per se because wisconsin has an open primary and because wisconsin is so incredibly battered by trade policies that have not been good for a state that's seen a gm plan to chrysler plant, clothes, plants all over the state closed. so in some of the towns, could you have a situation where somebody might say i'm going to vote for some real alternative for somebody that talks about trade might vote for bernie sanders on one side and might vote for donald trump on the other, yes, i think that possibility does exist in some towns. >> so jerry baiter, it means therefore that in wisconsin donald trump ought to be this will sound so odd, rooting for hillary clinton. >> well, yeah, i suppose you could say that. you me, i think what you asked
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earlier, michael, is wisconsin an out liar. in terms of conservative talk radio, we don't pair at the national guys and that's why donald trump ran into what he ran into here in wisconsin. i think in terms of going forward, wisconsin provides the opportunity to take the mask off the charade off so what happens here in wisconsin might be the beginning of the end for donald trump and we'll find out. >> hey, jerry, let me show you and the other panelist some numbers. i want to compare february to march and take a look at the growth of ted cruz so initially this is is february now from marquet marquette, trump at 30, rubio at 20. cruz is only at 19. kasich is at eight. fast forward one month, interestingly, trump is still at 30. but cruz has doubled. do you attribute that to the strength of the talk radio message against donald trump and if so, what's the beef that you-all have with trump?
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>> yes, i do and obviously the thinning of the field had a lot to do with that. that 30% does tend to be his ceiling. the beef with donald trump is he's not real. let me give you a specific example of this. here is why he stumbled so horribly with the abortion issue this week. he's not pro-life. he has no idea what the pro-life answer should be. he's very much proabortion rights. in his mind, gee, what have i always been told about pro-lifers and it was that extreme that we want to put women in chains that have an abortion. that's donald trump issue after issue after issue. he is trying to figure out what a conservative should sound like that's why he blows in the wind and that's why there is no substance there. that's our beef with him, michael. besides his childish playground behavior, he's not a conservative. >> mitch, i want to show you something written about another wisconsin radio host, charlie
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psyc sikes if we can put that on the screen. he said we bear some responsibility because we beat on the main stream media for so long and now there are no credible sources anymore. that jumped off the page at me. i said to myself, maybe the basting of the so-called main street media lessoned the credibility of those outlets that would otherwise right now be vetting donald trump. what do you make of that thought? >> we had al la cart media for a long time. conservative stations and networks or papers ever since ross perot was on larry king, we've gone that way for a long time. no surprise. we don't have 17 candidates anymore. the math works against trump but carson and rubio people are going to cruz plus he's hurting himself with women. i think you can analyze this case by case.
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new york would be a different story. we're not so doomed sayers. we get to new york. trump has to fight hard this weekend to stave off kasich because kasich may have a path to creep up a little bit. i think with some republican women and moderates, tommy thompson the former governor and the former madison republican congressman and people that call him the polite republicans they want an alternative to the mud wrestling tandem. >> final question, 18,000 people showed up in the bronx in new york for bernie sanders this week and as we've explained, he's leading thus far against secretary clinton in your home state. those folks coming out and giving $44 million in this past month and who will vote for him on tuesday, they must believe that despite the media analysis of the delegate count, there is still a path for bernie. what is it? >> well, i think that wisconsin is a critical part of that. that's what obviously the sanders campaign said from the
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start. one thing to understand is that as you talk about both of these campaigns on the republican side and democratic side, you've obviously got your delegate map up front but momentum. that's important to think about. if ted cruz wins big in wisconsin, if possibly john kasich comes in second in wisconsin or at least beats trump in a number of congressional districts, that gives both of them momentum even though donald trump will still have the delegate advantage. similarly, if sanders wins big in wisconsin, has a really solid win, then he'll have momentum going to wisconsin or going on to new york. the key in all this is for these candidat candidates relying on momentum, they have to keep winning and that of course, is the bigger challenge. >> i think that's a good insight. i agree with you. gentlemen, thank you so much for being here. it will get more interesting. jerry baiter, mitch hank and
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donald trump's campaign manager is facing a misdemeanor battery charge in florida and by now everybody seen the video of the incident of him grabbing reporter michelle fields as she
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tried to ask mr. trump a question. still, the tape has become a republican war shock test. people see in it what they want to see. how will it play in court? the actions of the defendant, joining me two sharp legal minds, criminal defense attorneys mark o'mara and danny. i want to look at the tape. let's slow mo it. >> we're looking for an intentional part one, part two is touching and part three that it was non-consensual. there you go. you see her jerk back. you don't see his hand, i don't see his hand on her body but one might reasonably infer she was grabbed because she suddenly jerks back. but under the statute and in most states, the standards for criminal battery simple assault, whatever it's call in your particular state is a very low
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threshold. you need an intentional, the touching and absence of consent. that's the black letter law, michael. now let's take a step into the practical world of criminal defense, would most police detectives in your town be interested or prosecutors be interested in wasting judicial resources on a case like this? it really depends on the individual law enforcement unit. >> well, mark o'mara, i hear danny say intentional is a required element here. what's the alternative, that he instinctively or reflexly had that kind of a reaction? >> well, it's not just the intentional act itself, he obviously touched her on the arm. what we have to look at is what's called in all business, what is the criminal intent. so when i push past you to get on a subway car thanks is not a crime under any set of circumstances so what he's going to say, what i would say to his criminal defense attorney is look, i was reacting of the moment. it was a reporter trying to say something to my candidate, my
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boss who we were trying to get out of there. no criminal intend towards her. as a matter of fact, if you look at his face right afterwards, look at the second, half a second after the supposed battery and no anger, no an massty, he's literally moved her out of the way and moved on in what he was doing, trying to get mr. trump out of there. this would never be prosecuted if this was on a subway platform or a baseball game. intention because of the absu absurdity of what we're in the with the political scene. >> you guys are so good, it's why i carry each of your phone numbers in my wallet in case i get jammed up. danny, isn't the response from the prosecution going to be take a look several frames thereafter where he continues walking and catches up to donald trump. if he really believed she was a threat, he would have stayed and
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neutralized that threat. isn't that going to harm him? >> i'm going to put on my defense hat for a second and the way, using something the great mark o'mara is familiar with, self-defense and defense of others. it requires that you reasonably perceive some application of force and use the amount of force reasonably necessary. in essence, meeting force with commencing force. you never want to answer. the idea is if he perceives she's about to touch mr. trump, perhaps he saw himself as using reasonable force to counter the perceived force. that may be what we see in terms of self-defense or defense of others. >> mark o'mara, do you agree there is a zimmerman aspect of this incident? >> here is the problem with that. if you're going to use self-defense and defense of others, you have to acknowledge the act and the intensity of the
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act. he would have to say i absolutely did that. i grabbed her by the arm and threw her out of the way and did whatever i needed to do to defend mr. trump. dangerous ground to be on. i would sit back and say look, this is a virtual scum in this arena. we're trying to get trump out of there. she's throwing out another question like everybody else and i want to get her out of the way. i would sit back and focus on the lack of criminal intent to begin with and simply say this is the way things happened in this scrum that exists in the political arena. >> what i'm hearing mark say is context matters. i heard him make repeated reference to where this happens and the nature of the vents. i want to ask you a practical question. if he when it was said and done, should he have apologized and took ownership, would we be having this conversation now?
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>> maybe. that depends on this individual reporter and how she perceived the interaction and maybe it's a broader political question, which is a little beyond my personal pay grade but in a case like this, you know, look, the way we read our criminal statutes in the states, we have such low thresholds and florida is a fantastic example. all you need is intentional, touching and absence of consent. florida courts said you do not need injury. you do not need harm. one case i read involved a student throwing ravoli at another student but the contact without consent was enough under the law. >> right now he is wonder chg one should i call, o'mara or savalos. >> call o'mara. >> appreciate you being here. >> thanks. this is not going to be a laughing matter, i'll talk to the mayor of a small city hard
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something that exists nowhere in the united states. payor of ithica, at 29 the youngest mayor in the town, first one of color and joins me. mayor, 20 years ago i would have laughed at your proposal. i'm not laughing now. >> yeah, even two years ago. this idea would have sounded crazy to me. it's clear we have a problem. it's clear it's not been working and the state and federal government are not going to save us. we got to find ideas that work and adopt them locally. >> the arguments that i'm hearing remind me of narcan. i have an emt on my radio show, dan henning, i'll give him a shoutout saved somebody's life a week ago with narcan. people on one hand say you're perpetuating drug use because you're providing a crutch and others like you say no, we're saving lives. >> that's exactly right. these -- we've had these
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conversations before about harm reduction and keeping people healthy and safe. we had them when we opened needle ex changes 25 years ago and people thought if you provide clean needles, are you encouraging drug use? no, we're saving people's lives by reducing hiv transmission. when we are taught sex-ed in schools, you give them condoms but don't encourage them to have six, you make sure they are safe if they do have sex. >> i read the coverage -- >> it is -- >> i'm sorry, i want to make this point. i've -- >> sure. >> i want to say i've read the coverage of your proposal and i think the media has gotten it wrong because i also took the time to go to your website and read the proposal. it's comprehensive. this is one component and it's getting all the headlines. >> yeah, i think because it's the most controversial and the most innovative and on the cutting edge of something you expect controversy. the plan does say it's not
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enough to keep addicts alive. we have to surround them with resources and get them medicated treatment. president obama's plan he announced is ground breaking. you got to prevent people from using tools. pioneered in seattle and albany and we hope to bring next year. >> you're not going to supply the heroin? >> no, we don't supply the heroin. we make sure increasingly we're seeing heroin laced with other more powerful drugs that are killing people. in buffalo, just a few miles from us, we had ten deaths in ten days because of another drug. in vancouver, they had over 2 million injections and not a single overdose death. in
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35% in vancouver. >> final point. your mayor says i'm not cool with this because it is illegal behavior. the d.a. for the county in which your city is located is applauding you. >> yeah. look. because those of us who have seen addiction up close understand that we can't solve this problem with sort of logic and sober thinking that we have used in the past. those of us children of addicts like myself, those who have faced addiction understand you need to meet people where they are and pull them into the light. by keeping them in the darkness. keeping people shooting up in alleys and bathrooms you assure they will never get better and too many will die. >> mayor, 20 years old when elected to council in your town. now you are the mayor. thank you very much for being here. >> thank you very much for having me . >> still to come, your best and worst tweets. here's one.
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you know what i say you can follow me on twitter if you can spell "smerconish." squeak says, legal injection site? i can't even smoke a joint in indiana. pretty good point. also this, you joined the gop, the party of u.s. citizen voter restriction. how un-american of you. i shall be a member for one day, sir. thank you. then there was this. i love it. you have had your stinger out for him -- i think meaning donald trump -- from the start. but i think you're right. agree. he has jumped the shark. and some people may want to have a drink with donald trump. for us never trumpsters, he
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good morning. so grateful for your company. i'm christie paul. >> 10:00 on the east coast. in a few hours, republican presidential candidate donald trump will hold a town hall in racine, wisconsin. also attending rallies in wassau and eau claire in the hopes of picking up last minute votes after the latest fox business polls. ted cruz is leading trump by ten points. >> donald trump has had what some are characterizing as a rough week regarding comments on abortion and now saying abortion laws should remain unchanged. but earlier this week he said women who get a