tv Erin Burnett Out Front CNN May 12, 2016 4:00pm-5:01pm PDT
>> they've repeatedly said, go ahead release them. they've said they have nothing to hide. that's it for me. thanks very much for watching. tweet me at wolf blitzer. erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. "outfront" next. new details on trump's meetings with top republicans today. who's warming up to trump and who is not. trump's former butler calling for president obama to be killed. the trump campaign speaking outs tonight. and ivanka trump defending her father. let's go "outfront." ♪ good evening. i'm erin burnett. donald trump flying high. trump and paul ryan meeting today. the verdict, no endorsement yet, but ryan says trump is a, quote, genuine and warm person.
>> he's bringing new voters that we've never had for decades. that's a positive thing. >> trump's motorcade dodging reporters and protesters as he arrived on capitol hill entering through a back door. the pru in the end trump and ryan, no endorsement but they did issue a joint statement. the united states cannot afford another four years of the obama white house, which is what hillary clinton represents. that's why it's critical that republicans unite. and in another big victory for trump today, a senator who once called him a xenophobic big got. lindsey graham speaking with trump by phone and calling the conversation cordial and pleasant. does the trump campaign feel that this was a big win today? >> reporter: they do. donald trump is all but declaring victory after his
performance on capitol hill earlier today. as you said, he left washington without that critical endorsement of house speaker paul ryan and senate republicans are openly saying that trump needs to tone down his act. we did hear that earlier today. but at least many of them are using the same word, unity. >> stop the hate! >> reporter: it was as expected a circus as donald trump came to washington in search of a gop big tent large enough to hold his renegade campaign and the party establishment he hopes to win over. >> i thought he has a very good personality. he's a very warm and genuine person. >> reporter: first up paul ryan who is still holding back his endorsement of trump. but as he hinted, perhaps not for long. >> i think this is going in a positive direction and i think this is the first very encouraging meeting. but again in 45 minutes you don't litigate all the of the processes and issues and principals that we are talking about. >> reporter: trump shied away from the media but tweeted great
day in d.c. with speaker ryan and republican leadership. things working out really well. while aides say their meeting was not heated, ryan indicated they remain split on kricritica issues. when trump ventured to the senate side of the capital, there were more reasons for optimism but also some disagreements. trump tweeted that his meeting with mitch mcconnell was great. but texas senator john ktold res he confronted trump on his rhetoric about immigration. >> there is a way to talk about these issues that people don't find offensive but still make the point that we're all for secured border. >> reporter: democrats eager to take back control of congress were eager to exploit the gop's divisions. to mock trump's sin koe dtweet
love for hispanics. >> we can only assume he approved of trump's calling immigrants rapists and murders. we can only assume that he agreed with trump's view that women are dogs and pigs. >> reporter: now putting aside those words from harry reid the trump campaign is feeling better about their position in washington in this capital primary after today. ryan's endorsement, i was told by one aide, was never expected today. another official said they believe that endorsement will come in time, adding that ryan is not expected to jump on board right away as he has a lot of members to apiecpeasappease. one other meeting with former secretary of state james baker who served under the bush administration. could that be the beginning of trump trying to make inroads with the bush family. that could be a tall order. >> dana bash, perhaps the
biggest surprise of the day, lindsey graham complimenting donald trump? >> not only complimenting him, talking on the phone with him for 15 minutes. you know, i joked with him when he endorsed ted cruz during the primaries, not exactly a fan of ted cruz, that i thought i was going to see pigs flying behind him down the street. now kind of waiting for hell to freeze over, the fact that the two of them actually spoke. because it was just last week right here on cnn lindsey graham came on with me and said he would not vote for trump, not vote for anybody on the ballot. he would probably write somebody in, because he just doesn't think he's got the temperament to be president, doesn't think he's got the experience or conservative krescredentials. the e-mail which his office sent out which we have i would have thought it was hacked or something had our colleague not actually spoken to lindsey graham in the hallway and gotten it from his actual lips that the
two of them did have a conversation. but in this e-mail he says that again they had a 15-minute conversation. he congratulated trump. but not just that, he said that they talked a lot about foreign policy, which of course is lindsey graham's wheelhouse, one of the main reasons why he wanted to run for president. he is very hawkish, unlike donald trump. and he actually says in this statement, lindsey graham, that he gave trump his assessment of the fight against isis and that he believes that donald trump asked him good questions. so you want evidence of the thaw among republicans when it comes to donald trump and reality setting in, the shock wearing off, that's it. >> that is it. for him to say good question. it is a stunning development for sure. thank you very much. truly when you consider what lindsey graham has said about donald trump. "outfront" now republican -- you said you'd never vote for grown
up. you said we actually need a grown up in the white house not a 3-year-old. you heard what lindsey graham had to say. did you change your mind today? >> i think that donald trump is trying as hard as he can to unify as many people as he can in the republican party. he's got a lot of work to do with many of us because his language has been so incendiary and flat out childish. i can say certainly he's not going to be able to get me to be able to support him because of it. i don't know that he's got the right temperament to be the most powerful politician in the world. >> obviously today senate leader mitch mcconnell, john boehner coming out and spoetiupporting . the bottom line question, is there anything, congressman, that would get you to support donald trump? are you a definitive no under
any circumstances? >> i'm a definitive no under any circumstances. and the reason being is that this country has got major problems that are going to require the entire country pulling together. and when you have approached this entire campaign cycle with a slash and burn attitude and really in many cases a childish attitude -- stop and think. it was little marco. it was i don't like her face about carly fiorina. it was lying ted and now it's crooked hillary. this is the language of an 8th grade bully. and he's got to move beyond this and show that he can be an adult. quite frankly, if he was going to do that, he would have done it already. >> what are you going to do? right now it looks like your choices in november are donald trump or hillary clinton. and if you don't vote for trump you're effectively voting for clinton. >> i would disagree with you. first of all, i don't know that it's going to be hillary clinton. bernie sanders has been on a tear here the last month and a half.
maybe that's not decided or maybe it is. i don't know. but i reject whole heartedly that a vote not for trump is automatically a vote for secretary clinton. there are going to be a number of other candidates on the ballot. >> would you senior senator sanders? are you one of the many in this country who appear to be choosing between trump and sanders? >> i wouldn't support sanders, hillary or donald trump. i might take a look at the libertarian candidate or the constitution party candidate. i'm in this uncomfortable position that we're going to have to look at down ballot possibilities because i believe that these other three candidates that are still in the major party races have disqualified themselves for different reasons by the way. >> the whole conversation today whiz about unity, right? you're being very clear about where you stand. if you don't vote for donald trump or you vote for somebody
else and don't vote at all, there are others who will go out and vote for the democrat. people say you are making a big statement. you are possibly handing the election to democrats. are you okay with that? >> i'm okay with my own decision. i think every single american has to make the decision that they have. for me, i have deeply held views and it's quite for me a position of personal conviction. i think the idea that you're going to build walls -- and i'm not talking about the wall between mexico that donald trump talks about. i'm talking about walls between people and ideas. the more incendiary you get the more the walls go up and people get defensive and you can't move the counted forwa the country forward with that type of tone and rhetoric. the insults he's applied have been to personal that you're never going to unify the country. that's my big quandary that i have with mr. trump. >> let me ask you then about the
speaker. obviously the speaker is someone who has spoken with conviction and was very upset with some of the things donald trump has said including his proposed began on muslim immigration. but now speaker ryan is coming back around. here is something donald trump said about paul ryan recently. >> paul ryan, i don't know him well, but i'm sure i'm going to get along great with him. and if i don't, he's going to have to pay a big price, okay? >> you just called donald trump the equivalent of an 8th grade bully just a moment ago in this interview. what do you think about paul ryan that he's actually been friendly with and moving down the path of endorsing trump? >> i think paul is in a very difficult spot. he's in a very important position as speaker of the house. and he wants to give the nominee as much opportunity as he can to pull the party together. paul has both a moral quandary with mr. trump with some of the language he's used about a religion coming into the can you want, his language about women.
that's bothered the speaker and he's said that publicly. he's also got disagreements with trump on policy. the meeting was to take the initial steps to get a read of each other to see is there a path forward here to pull the party together and find some way of winning in the fall. >> well, thank you very much. obviously clear no matter what happens there you will not be on that trump train. donald trump's long time butler posting on social media that he wants president obama to be killed and explaining exactly how. it is a stunning thing. we have a special report on exactly what happened, how the campaign is responding tonight. one of trump's signature issues, self-funding his campaign. now that's all changing. he wants your money.
tonight hillary clinton's campaign pouncing as donald trump appears to be backing away from one of his most controversial proposals. the likely gop nominee now saying his plan to ban muslims from the united states is just a, quote, suggestion. that of course is very different from what he said about six months ago. >> donald trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states until our country's
representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. we have a serious problem. it's a temporary ban. it hasn't been called for yet. nobody's done it. this is just a suggestion until we find out what's going on. >> "outfront" now the former senior foreign policy advisor to mitt romney. also senior advisor to the donald trump campaign barry bennett and the executive editor of cnn politics mark preston. you have said trump's muslim ban is quote, unquote, crazy, a view you share with many top republicans including paul ryan. he seems to be walking back a bit. now it's a suggestion. does this make you reconsider? >> no. one thing we know about donald trump -- i remember rick perry early in the primary process gave a powerful speech in which he talked about donald trump being a cancer on the republican party, a cancer on the deserve movement. it's not just his policy positions. it's hezbollis general approach
people. whether it's his racist attacks, whether it's him mocking people with physical disabilities. if you look to policy issues he's danced around on just about every issue. i think people and policies are just pieces on a chess board for us. if it's useful for him to use a piece, he uses it. at this particular moment that's the case with the muslim ban. i have no confidence that he will not revert back, because there's no principle or conviction guiding his policies. huge swaths of the republican establishment -- that they could once call someone a cancer, and not only on board. >> maybe he realized he was wrong. >> did he say that? >> i didn't ask him. >> you're saying donald trump thought the muslim ban was wrong? >> no. >> okay.
well, i -- if you listen to his explanation from why he believed donald trump, if you read the entirety of what rick perry laid out as his indictment of donald trump, there's nothing we've learned about donald trump in the last few months since perry gave that speech that has changed. >> rick perry took it back. >> so -- >> your answer is that rick perry is just a bad person. >> i'm actually saying donald trump had a theory about this race. and one of the theories about this race was that professional republicans were actually opportunist opportunistic who would cave and fold with the least bit of pressure and opportunity. >> which is what you're saying they're now doing? >> exactly. >> are you saying that about the guy you used to work for, paul ryan? >> he hasn't endorsed him. i think paul ryan is in a very difficult position. there are three outcomes could have happened today. outcome one is he could have
come out of that meeting, donald trump and ryan, and ryan could have said ignore what i said last week, i've been reassured, i'm endorsing him. scenario number two, could have been no way in hell. my position stands, i'm never endorsing him. you got scenario number three, which is we've got to see. we had a good discussion. it's effectively saying donald trump's on trial. let me say this, this was so unprecedented about this moment. just take today that the donald trump organization thinks it is good news that the most senior elected republican in the country comes out of a 45-minute meeting with him and still can't endorse him. not to say he won't, but there's still so much apprehension. >> that is not the way you see it, nor is it the way most people see it. most people see it as a good day for donald trump. >> i agree. >> the speaker admitted and mr. trump admitted they'd only met once or twice before for about 30 seconds.
they sat down today for the first time for 45 minutes. they started getting to know each other. what the speaker said after the meeting was quite positive. what mr. trump said after the meeting was quite positive. i mean, this is crazy. i mean, i don't understand. of course it's his proposal and he calls it a suggestion and suddenly that's a mortal sin. all proposals are suggestions. congress enacts the laws. >> is that a shift though? >> are you saying when he proposed the ban on muslims it wasn't actually a real policy prescription? is building the wall with mexico his suggestion? >> it's his intention. can he build it without congress's approval? no. so he has to persuade congress to do it. >> we can now caveat every policy prescription as it's just a suggestion? >> you've been around washington long enough that it takes congress to go along. you know that as well as i do. >> i do but typically -- >> please.
this is ridiculous. i mean, you are looking desperately for a reason not to vote for him. >> my favorite line honestly of this campaign may have been just been articulated by you. this words matter stuff is ridiculous. don't take him at his word. >> he's not a conservative, all this stuff, it's ridiculous. he got more votes in the republican primary than anybody in the history of politics. but he's not going to have your vote? i do think he's a conservative. there are all different kinds of conservatives. >> does donald trump? >> i think he does, yes. >> you think he does? >> i don't have any more -- you can see into his heart and head? >> i'm asking you. you've dealt with him. >> you think you see into his head. >> i don't see anything. i just see a guy who constantly -- >> hold on. >> i have no insight into this man in terms of what's inside
his head obviously. all i can see is him bouncing around on just about every issue. >> how much does it worry you that dan will sit here and say what he's saying? he said under no circumstances in any way will he ever vote for donald trump. >> there are -- we've never got 100% of republicans to agree to anything, right? that's the one thing great about our party. i think even mitt romney got 93% of republican votes in the last election. it's a different segment of the electorate this time. this time it's the conservative intelligiencia. >> this is actually a beautiful moment because this is the heart and soul of what the problem is right now -- >> right now as we sit here, this is the republican party right now in the state of the republican party. right? i mean, you're on opposite sides of your republican presumptive
nominee. here's an interesting thing and a weird way to look at this. donald trump's unpredictability is what scares republicans the most, those who are concerned about him as the nominee. however, it is that same unpredictability, his willingness to pivot or change his position is what is going to allow him to bring in these republicans who are concerned about his unpredictability which is an amazing -- >> look, i think people would say that donald trump has attracted all these new voters to the republican party. isn't this what we've always wanted? conservatives, you should belief this is what we've always wanted, which is true, we have. conservatives joined the republican party not because they're party loyalists, not because it it's like bloods versus krips. there's nothing in donald trump's record including what he's been saying the last couple weeks that gives many
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. breaking news at this hour the trump campaign disavowing the presumptivenominee's former butler who said he wants president obama to be killed. he wrote in part, quote, obama should have been taken out by our military and shot as an enemy agent in his first term. he then got into more detail. jeremy diamond is out front. you spoke to anthony senecal today. he doubled down on his comments telling you that the president should be hanged? >> reporter: that's right. i spoke with him today.
he said that the last time he saw donald trump was about a month ago. and then yesterday on facebook he wrote this facebook post where he essentially calls for president obama to be killed. i reached him today and he immediately confirmed that he wrote the post, but he had one quick clarification and that was the way in which he said president barack obama should be killed. this is the quote he said to me, i'd prefer he be hung from the portico of the white house. does it sound like i'm nuts? i'm not. i've just gotten fed up with him. that was just one of the comments he said that are raising some eyebrows today. he referred to muslims repeatedly as muzzies repeatedly. >> jeremy, thank you very much. incredible having that opportunity for that quote, unquote, clarification. hillary clinton supporter maria
car doug cardona. barry bennett is back with me along with mark preston. you were shaking your head along with everyone else. he worked for trump for nearly 30 years. when he tried to retire back in 2009 trump personally intervened, got him to stay on longer. he knew him well. >> yeah. hasn't worked for him in a couple of years. but as soon as they found out about it, mr. trump wanted to completely disavow himself of any of this. he did used to work there. he was a trusted person for a while. but what he said was disgusting and we completely disavow it. >> is that enough, maria? >> clearly i'm glad to hear that he did it immediately and he didn't hesitate, which i think is what people were worried about back with the kkk group et cetera. i don't think this will be an issue. but i do think it will remind voters of all o the other
hateful comments trump has made and will sort of put it in that bucket of this is not somebody who either understands what america looks like today, is going to go after those voters that a republican candidate will need to get to the white house, additional demographics, women, high nor minorities, hispanics, et cetera. >> this is not the first time donald trump had an issue with white supremacists. the kkk, white nationalist super pac had done some robo calls for trump. they said we don't need muslims. we need smart educated white people. vote trump. i asked trump about this in an interview. this is how he answered. 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 at what's going
on. they're angry at the border, they're angry at the crime. people are extremely angry. >> people are extremely angry. but to be clear, when he says we need smart well-educated white people, you're saying you disavow that? >> you just heard me. i said it. how many times do you want me to say it? >> you now have someone close to him posting these horrific things on facebook. the campaign is coming out and using the word disavow, which is obviously the same word trump used to me. it's very clear there was a conversation about that, from my spe interpretation of it. is it smart or not smart of him to not personally say anything? >> one is this is a situation in a campaign when an outside force is now going to control your message perhaps for the next 12 hours, maybe for the next 24 hours. second thing is i'm not quite sure donald trump, when these past incidents occurred really paid attention to what was said.
that may sound like a defense of donald trump and i don't mean to to defend him or to attack him. but i really don't think that donald trump listens intently enough to know what is really going on. that's why clearly in that interview when you said it to him over and over and over again, he kind of listened to half of it and spun it about how people are angry. i just think, listen, it was smart for him at this point to disavow him immediately and to cut him loose. i'm sure when he's out in his next press briefing or what have you, he'll be asked about it and cut this guy loose. >> i think in the past -- and i will take part of the blame myself. because we didn't get it to him fast enough. i mean, we can't monitor the world's twitter feeds. we're a pretty small organization compared to presidential races at this point. we're getting a lot bigger, but we need to do a better job of finding things fast and getting it to him fast so he can respond as fast as he can. this is completely disgusting. >> you're talking about the
butler. >> you know, i come from -- i have a mixed race family. that makes me sick. >> the robocall? >> the sin that we committed was not acting fast enough and we should have done faster and we will. >> these stories keep coming out. there was a story two days ago about a delegate in california that was elected, a donald trump delegate that was a white supremacist, a white nationalist. today i thought it was very interesting. paul ryan's press conference, he had a line in there where it said -- he talked about the possible unity, where he said, yes, donald trump is bringing in all of these new voters. but he's clearly worried about not subtracting voters. that spoke volumes to me because that is exactly what donald trump is doing, he is subtracting millions of voters, the kind of voters that in 2012 the rnc put out a whole report they needed more of. and he's doing the opposite. >> he says the reason he's hesitated is he doesn't want to
alienate any possible voters, no matter who they might be. >> i would argue it's not a hesitation. it's an organizational flaw on our part not to get to him fast enough. no party has a market on hate. you can look at my twitter feed and find plenty of hate for people who are not going to vote for donald trump. the american public is partially hydrogenated oiling over with thi -- -- boiling over with this stuff. as society, we've got to get better, we've got to get beyond this. as a campaign, we have to react much faster. >> as a bottom line, are people going to buy this? >> again, donald trump is now the presumptive republican nominee. you've got to be out in front of this. otherwise it is going to be a question of are you accepting o
happen. the biggest names and big money, they're making their case directly to the people who are going to fund the eventually winner. >> reporter: the war is on. here in las vegas behind closed doors, a crucial fight for big money. it's one of the biggest gatherings in the financial world, with more than a thousand potential donors, all with deep pockets. sprinkled with star power from sport s legends and hollywood stars. millionaires and billionaires picking their sides and how they see their roles in each campaign. >> it would be helping with over people. of course it would be money and i would contribute to his campaign. >> billionaire energy tycoon pledging his cash. the presumptive nominee who once shunned wall street money now facing a sfatark reality. he must raise as much as a
billion dollars for the bare knuckle fight that looms. not everyone here is sold. >> some nervousness around some of the rhetoric we've heard and some of the policy positions he's said without a lot of depth behind them. >> reporter: something that hillary clinton supporters see as an opening. >> there's a lot of one-liners that seem to be literally being magnified in the air waves. when it comes to substance, secretary clinton is by far and away the one candidate that actually talks with real substance. >> reporter: robert wolf was one of president obama's top fund-raisers and liaisons to wall street, now an outside advisor to clinton's campaign. >> when you ask people here why do you support donald trump for presidency, most of the answers are, it's either i'm a republican or i don't like the secretary. seldom is it because i think donald trump is the right person to be president.
>> reporter: trump's team trying to close that gap, sending his top finance official here for private meetings. top supporter and former senator scott brown also here talking to potential donors, all in an effort to give a critical impression to donors. trump's nascent finance operation is for real. >> the growing sentiment, though, is he's going to put together a very strong team. he's going to surround himself with good people. >> reporter: and the reality is hillary clinton has had more than a year head start on donald trump. trump's teams really just starting to build this apparatus over the last week and a half. but here talking to potential donors, their point is a lot like what you just heard. they want to see who donald trump hires. so far they've been happy with the people he's brought on. a former top goldman executive has been here meeting behind closed doors, but also the cofounder on the conference
where i'm at right now, a top donor to scott walker, to jueb bush. he's now on team trump and he's been working behind the scenes repeatedly. it's a good friend to have considering it's his conference. next, donald trump's uphill fight to win over women voters. daughter ivanka trump today speaking out, a rare appearance. we have a special report for you. and the former vice president dan quayle breaking his silence.
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. tonight ivanka trump speaking out defending her father in a rare solo public appearance. but will it matter to voters. jessica snide is "outfront." >> reporter: ivanka trump is the model of calm, standing stoically by her father's side at rally after rally across the country. she is well versed in battle away criticism about his tough talk. >> with him, what you see is what you get even if you don't like his viewpoint on a certain
topic. >> reporter: taking the stage at the forbes women's summit in new york city, she spoke about her own brand and her brash father. >> i think people respect that he's bold enough to say what he's actually thinking. >> reporter: donald trump has made disparaging comments about women. >> you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever. >> reporter: but the 34-year-old mother of three fervently stands by her dad. >> i have witnessed these incredible female role models that he's employed in the highest executive positions at the trump organization my entire life. >> reporter: she's the executive vice president of acquisitions and development at the trump organization. she is a deal-maker like her father. >> she's very much like him in so many ways. >> reporter: she also runs her own fashion company, the ivanka trump collection. and her website prominently features the hashtag women who work. >> i don't think i've ever heard the expression a man who works
or a working man, yet when it's applied to women, there's a connotati connotation. i believe that will change by the time -- i'm hopeful that will change by the time my daughter's an adult. >> reporter: she's been in the spotlight her entire life. >> today we are covering the washington monument in gold mirrored glass. >> wow. >> reporter: and has even taken part in her own spoofs on saturday night live. now with donald trump's presumptive nominee status, his oldest daughter's poise and polish is making some take a second look. even so the women we spoke to who listened to ivanka were mixed on how she could shape the race. >> she's an asset. somebody said oh my god, she should be running for president. >> she definitely got me thinking a little bit more. but at the end of the day i think he's done and said too much. >> so not everybody buying it.
you can be a great surrogate but not the candidate. >> right. >> she also spoke today, you said, you were there, about her friendship with chelsea clinton. >> she said there's no nuance about it, their friendship. she said they are both children very supportive of their parents. they will remain friends, but of course right now both of them have a job to do, defend and support their parents. >> thank you very much. and "outfront" next, a possible trump vice president candidate that dan quayle says don't count out yet. >> he says he doesn't want it. >> they all say that until the phone call comes in. we're out ink.nk. not ink. getting ink doesn't have to be painful. staples just cut ink and toner prices.
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top, right? i didn't realize that trump was going to be the cream that got to the top. for somebody that has no experience in politics to be able to start off and win with a strong field and not even go to the convention is quite remarkable. it shows that he is a winner. he knows how to win. >> jamie gangel is here. he is a winner. that's a word and phrasing donald trump loves, especially when it is winner and not loser. but this is a huge statement, dan quayle, establishment, establishment, establishment. >> absolutely. and what's interesting is he's never spoken to trump. he was not lobbied to do this. he came to this conclusion on his own. he's breaking with other gop establishment, they're not there, and he thinks that trump can win. he really does. and he wants paul ryan to get on board. we did this interview before the
meeting and he was already saying i think paul ryan's going to come around, i don't know if he knew something ahead of time, but he really feels the gop has to unify around trump. >> which is pretty stunning and to your point, not linked to the trump campaign, not linked to donald trump, came out and said this. he also talked about the vp pick, which is a crucial question and he gave some advice. >> he needs to probably have a younger person and somebody that comings from the conservative wing of the party, if you will. one would be marco rubio from florida. >> he says he doesn't want to. >> they all say that. let's wait and see. john kasich from ohio. >> also says he doesn't want it. >> they all say that until the phone call comes in. >> once they get the phone call, he thinks they'll change their mind. keep in mind who dan quayle is,
he is linked to the bush family and the way the country sees him, hw bush hasn't endorsed donald trump, george w. bush not going to the campaign, jeb bush, won't even go there who you spent a lot of time talking to. how significant that dan quayle would do this given that the bush family is not on board with trump. >> i think heads are exploding in the bush family. they can't be happy about this. some of their problem with donald trump has to do with jeb bush. this campaign got very personal but i really think that the bushes do not think donald trump has the character or temperament to be president so for dan quayle to come out for trump, they can't be happy with. a little footnote, in 1988, donald trump raised his hand and lobbied to be george hw bush's
vice president. quayle says he is glad he picked me instead of him. he says trump has wanted this a long time. interesting. >> it is interesting, and that he would come out, be so definitive, out of nowhere, making this statement. thank you very much. outfront next. money, greed, and the president. allergies. and i'm doing just fine. claritin provides 24-hour relief of symptoms that can be triggered by over 200 allergens. yeah, over 200 allergens! with claritin my allergies don't come between me and victory. live claritin clear. "i'm tired." or, "i'm hungry." what if your body said something else might be wrong?
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money, greed and the economy. ism -- here's a look at ronald reagan at the new york stock exchange. >> in the last five years we've moved from malaise to hope, confidence and opportunity. the volume of shares traded hitting record highs, and more americans than ever before participating in the market. we're bullish on the merch economy. >> ronnie, ronnie, ronnie. >> reagan shows up at the stock exchange, ronnie, ronnie is a way of saying america is back. that was ronald reagan's genius, he was able to link economic faith with faith in america. >> the '80s airs tonight at 9:00 p.m. you don't want to miss that. thank you for joining us. see you back here tomorrow.
friday, finally, and ac 360 with anderson cooper begins now. good evening, thanks for joining us. breaking news, late reaction from the trump campaign, deeply hateful remarks that his former butler is making, dangerous enough to get the secret service involved. that's ahead. we begin with mr. trump going to washington, the presumptive nominee meeting with gop leaders, some of whom see him less as the pick of the party, more like a skunk at the picnic. it is a summit unlike any others, not former rivals, this is the man who has gotten more votes than any other republican contender, sitting down with people who in any other election cycle would be solidly behind him. again, it is not your ordinary election. what happened at the capital was no ordinary summit. two reports. chief congressional