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>> that's it for "the lead." i'm jake tapper. turning you over to wolf blitzer and anderson cooper. they're right next door in "the situation room." >> happening now -- on the attack, new ads rolling out using donald trump's own words against him. trump foiring back with choice words on twitter. who comes out ahead in the battle for women voters? >> voters in kentucky and oregon making their choice. first results soon. hillary clinton hoping to bounce back from a bad couple weeks. sanders campaign facing fallout. gathering erupts into angry chaos. >> beyond the conventions. i'm anderson cooper. >> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room."
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>> hello. another big day of election politicians. produced by a pro-clinton super pac, one featuring women lip syncing things about women. corey lewandowski joins us respond. first, cnn's brianna keilar sets the stage. >> reporter: the war between hillary clinton allies and donald trump just went to a new level. >> you can see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever. >> reporter: the super pac backing clinton priorities usa will start running scathing ads tomorrow in key general election states, florida, virginia, ohio, and nevada, using trump's words against him. >> does she have a good body, no. a fat ass, absolutely. you can tell them to go
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[ bleep ] themselves. >> donald trump really speak for you? >> reporter: trump firing back on twitter saying, pathetic, new hit ad against me misrepresents the final line. you can tell them to go blank themselves was about china, not women. >> we're going to bring businesses back. >> reporter: and trump is right. that moment coming from a new hampshire rally where he was discussing bringing back back to the u.s. hillary clinton was off the campaign trail today but her husband took on trump from puerto rico, where voters cast ballots next month. >> election we're about to have with the republican candidate reflects a big debate going on all over the world today. are we going to bill a future with walls or bridges? are we going to join together or are we going to drift apart? >> reporter: but trump has words for bill clinton, too. seeing the former president's past infidelities as
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vulnerability for his wife. trump tweeting amazing that crooks hillary can do a hit ad on me concerning women when her husband was the worst abuser of women in u.s. political history. regardless of that history, clinton backers think they see opportunity in trump's unfavorability ratings with women. highlighting his past statements on women's issues in the three weeks, $6 million ad buy. >> nobody respects women more than donald trump, that, i can tell you. cut off planned parenthood? >> yes, i would. >> reporter: brianna keilar, cnn, washington. >> as you saw in the report, the campaign and the candidate are already responding to ads on twitter. here, corey lewandowski joins us. corey, thanks for being with us. you see the pro-clinton super pac hitting donald trump for his past comments on women. how concerned are you? if these ads keep up for the next 5 1/2 months do you think they can take a toll on your candidate? >> well, look, here's the bottom
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line, donald trump, 30 years, has had women in senior positions in his corporation. he has put women in positions to build trump tower, building behind me 30 years ago when it was unheard of, some of the most senior people in his company are women and he has a proven history, not just one that these people want to talk about, proven history of putting women in senior positions to make sure they have the ability to give him the best advice possible and the best job regardless of gender. paid people based onnan performance. >> that's one of the inc. ins the "new york times" talks about the article which donald trump has taken a lot of issue with, some people interviewed for that article have come forward and said they feel they were misrepresented. but donald trump has made plenty of comments on howard stern and other places are are brought up against him. does that concern you at all? >> let's look at "new york times" article for a second. three of pao em in the article have gone on and said they've been misquoted one of the people
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quoted had a section of the book extracted and put in there, never spoken to them, roanne spoke to them for two hours, not taken in context and had to be on television yesterday and the newspapers today saying "the new york times" is wrong. "the new york times" should apologize. they're absolutely wrong. it was a factually inaccurate story, they're dishonest about it, luckily the newspaper's failing and it's a shame when they reported it that way. that's the problem with the mainstream press the article, though, which he obviously as we said has taken issue with last night trump organization, attorneys suggested a lawsuit was in her words distinct possibility. today another of trump's attorney walked that back. can you clarify whether donald trump feels he has a case against "the new york times"? he tweeted the article is libellous. >> they were factually inaccurate, did not do due
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diligence, they said they tried to contact people at last hour. they were working on the story for four weeks, had the opportunity to get it right, they did not get it right because they wanted to write a salacious story. they wanted to make sure people are following their publication and it's a shame because you've got a major media outlet that doesn't have an interest in getting the story right but is more inclined to sell newspapers than get a story right and that's a shame on the press. >> i talked to ohio's governor john kasich yesterday. i want to play a clip of the conversation for you and have you respond. let's listen. >> you're undecided whether or not you would endorse donald trump? >> right. i'm undecided. >> undecided about whether you'd actually vote for him? >> you know, at the end of the day, endorsing is going to mean a lot and, frankly, my wife and my daughters have watched this. and if i were to turn around today and endorse him, they had be like, why, dad? and that matters to me. we'll see what he does. he has a chance to move to the
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ostive side and unify this country. >> how do you respond to the governor of ohio if a key swing state, he's a prominent republican. he said the women in my life would be concerned if i endorses donald trump. >> look, donald trump is a unifier, we've seen that from two weeks ago after he secured the republican nomination after the massive win in indiana. we've seen how many people have come on board to the campaign. here's the important thing. what you have to remember if you're governor kasich or anybody else one singular focus, ensure that hillary clinton does not become the next president of the united states and there's a clear choice coming in november. you can have donald trump who creates jobs, renegotiate bad trade deals, tax cuts to the middle class and make sure the deficit is reduces or have hillary clinton in office. i don't think john kasich or anyone else in the republican party are willing to have hillary clinton there. at the end of the day, come on, support donald trump, unify behind him to make sure that we have one focus, which is an economy that will get started again under a trump
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administration and not four more years of barack obama or hillary clinton. there has been, we heard it from speaker ryan, kasich as well, they want to see some sort of whether it's change in tone or specific policies, obviously donald trump had a meeting with speaker ryan, seems like there's other attempts to reach out. do you believe your candidate needs to change anything about his tone for the general election? >> you know i think the american people are really smart. i think what seen in primaries, people are pouring out, increasing performance by 65%, democrats are down for voter turnout. massive lines at election booths when it comes to donald trump being on the ballot and that's driving people out because they're sick and tired of the political correctness, sick and tired of people in washington telling them what is and isn't appropriate for them to say and do and hear. candidly, politicians have failed us. time to get someone to change the system. donald trump tapped into that. people are angry, disappointed,
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they don't have good jobs anymore. they want to renegotiate trade deals. american people are smart and they can take straight talk. >> the campaign announced donald trump made another filing with federal election commission, out toing big numbers in terms of income and net worth. those filings do not provide the same kind of information, the same transparency that a tax return does. every other candidate in the past, though not legally required, put out tax returns. why not release those? i mean, though you say that he's being audited, there's nothing restricting him, somebody from being audited from releasing their returns. >> well, look, he's under routine audit, everyone knows that, he's been clear. greta said as an torn she would never recommend to release taxes under routine audit. what you find in the statement, donald trump filed the largest personal financial disclosure statement in the history of presidential candidates when
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bernie sanders had to ask for extension. it's a difference between a businessman and politician who talks about things getting done. net income excess of $500 million. he's grown an amazing company. and you're not going to learn anything from someone's taxes. what you'll learn is their income is for one year. what you see here, donald trump released that information. i don't know what secrets you're going to find. you can't release your taxes under routine audit. as soon as the ud audit is done will release taxes. >> you are going to understand yearly income, you're also going to understand charitable giving, which is something your campaign has touted. >> he's released his yearly income. in na personal financial statement, it's in there. i don't know what else you're looking for. it's over half a billion this year in income and it's released in the personal financial disclose sure statement. it's more detailed than a tax form. available to anyone online. you can see all of the businesses, 500 -- >> what about charitable giving
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through his foundation which is available. >> most of the money given through the foundation, actually, isn't list money, it's money given from other people into his foundation which he distributes. we know little about, though he has spoken about it, we know what little money he has given in donations to veterans groups and others which he has touted. >> he's given over $100 million, and we've been public about that. he raises money for the veterans, pledged and donated $1 million alone. so mr. trump's financial giving to claire ritable organizations is unquestioned. he's done over $100 million in the last number of years. and i think by any accounts a lot of money. i think many, many organizations have benefited from his ability to give to those groups and he'll continue to do more. >> for the record, that's money through his foundation, correct? >> well, it's through his foundation but he also gives
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personally, right. >> corey lewandowski, appreciate it. >> as well as how tonight is shaping up, secretary clinton is looking for a win in kentucky and sanders expected to do well in oregon. here's the question -- where will that leave the two after tonight? john king getting ready to map it out for us. later -- breaking news. new developments in the wake of the melee at nevada democratic convention. what senator sanders is saying now about his supporters' role in that. the surface pro, it's like a multi-purpose piece of equipment for me. the fact that you can travel with it as a laptop and use it as a drawing tool, it's the only one i need. to be taken care of. in good hands? like finding new ways home, car, life insurance obviously, ohhh...
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welcome back. corey lewandowski pushed back against the super pac ads that roll out tomorrow in key states.
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senior political reporter, nia-malika henderson, investigative reporter, karl bernstein, gloria borger, ana navarro, official donna brazile and former mayor michael nutter who supports hillary clinton. do you think these ads either essentially replay of ads that republicans were running against donald trump, didn't work back then. do you think they're going to work now? >> we are in a general election. these ads are effective, what they've done is woven together statements that trump made on the howard stern show in 1990s with statements now. statements in 1990s were worse than anything said in the campaign. he distanced himself from those statements and said i shouldn't have made those statements, that was not okay, i don't stand by them that would nullify these ads because the women vote, his achille's heel when you personalize it that way. it's an effective line of attack, address it head on.
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basically insert humility into it. >> you believe he has a problem with women voters? polls show that's something -- as a supporter that's a concern of yours. >> he won the republican women in 18 of the 26 states. so, yes, he does well with republican women but at large, that is the obstacle that he has to get over in order to get to the white house the female vote in a general electorate setting. >> do you think the super pac ads, they can do in general what the republican ads couldn't in a primary? >> i'd say to democrats, be careful of following the republican play book because it's very hard to outtrump trump. it's very hard to out-attack trump. they're going down the path where he is most comfortable. you know, does anybody in the panel think that trump is more comfortable having a policy debate with hillary clinton or a personal debate with hillary clinton? i think what he's doing is actually quite sad, number one, he's distracted. we're not talking about policy. peer talking about this issue. number two, he is deteriorating
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their image. the clintons have rehabilitated their image in the last 20 years. bill clinton has become one of most popular people, he is bringing all of this back, refreshing our memory. three, he's neutralizing. he knows he has a problem and he's prepare everyonively striking against bill clinton and hillary clinton on the same issues making it a neutral issue. >> donna, taking it one step further, though, not just saying bill clinton's fault, this hillary clinton's problem, she was an enabler of her husband. >> everybody knows that is not true. anyone around in 1990, i was around in 1990s, let's me tell you, it was personal, she was hurt, they had to resolve this and work this through in a very public manner and if anybody wants to go back and bring this trash up, fine, the clintons are battle tested. here's where donald trump will find that democrats are not like the republicans who roll the over because they did not want
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to alienate trump supporters. >> why are you pointing out me? >> i'm not rolling over. >> you don't have to roll over. we'll roll past you. but look, donald trump in 1990s was a big fan of bill clinton who went so far as to say if bill clinton didn't have the problem with monica lewinsky he would have been the greatest president ever. donald trump has said so much. he's gone out so far of john miller -- i don't know the difference anymore -- donald trump has gone so far to praise and kiss up to the clintons that now that he wants to go back and destroy them, fine, that's the donald trump play book. bill clinton, not only supported violence against women act, family medical leave act, appointed women to the justice department, to top positions. so, he has a good record on women's issues. will these so-called women come out and readjudicate their criticism of the clintons? fine. >> they're not so-called. they're actually women. >> of course they are. all i'm saying is that there are
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issues here that donald trump would like to talk about because he done want to talk about releasing tax return. >> is clinton ready to battle that kind of battle? she was asked about this last week i guess on the campaign trail. she said essentially i'm not going to talk about that. i'm focused on the issues. is that good enough on debate stage with donald trump. >> when you lay down with dogs you wake up with fleas. hillary clinton is not going in the gutter with donald trump. she's going to talk about the issues that actually matter to americans in a campaign. there will be other fire going back and forth. the interesting thing about these ads, first of all, they are effective because it's true. it's your voice, your words, you have to own it, and not one trump supporter has denied that. secondly, old take on a legal action. if you have no record, you talk about your ideas. if you have no ideas, you talk
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about your record. if you have no record and no ideas, bang on the podium and attack your opponent. that's all that's going on here. >> talk about the attack on the opponent. donald trump tweeted out about these ads, quote, amazing crooked hillary can do a hit ad on me concerning women when her husband was the worst abuser of him and u.s. political history. not the first time he said that about hillary clinton. you know hillary clinton, you've been -- you wrote a huge biography about her, is she ready for that kind of attack? can she respond to being called an enabler of this? >> she wants to make donald trump's quote recklessness the issue in this campaign. donald trump wants to make the issue hillary clinton, clinton fatigue as it were, and it's effective because he has shown that there is a real soft spot as has bernie sanders in terms of people in this country, not majority perhaps, but look at distrust numbers being tired of the clintons of their, quote,
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sense of entitlement and now this whole server question, this is etched and eked away her firmament. look where she was in the polls at beginning of the campaign and where she is now, it's because a new picture has been painted of her and that's what he's doing here and the cumulative picture he wants to paint is one that will make americans who are not quite made up their minds think the idea of the clintons in the white house again is repellent. >> gloria, we just got video take in. bill clinton in puerto rico responding to trump's allegations. the it's first time we're seeing it on the panel. >> can you respond to donald trump today calling you one of the worst political abusers in u.s. history? >> people are smart enough to figure it out themselves. >> not sure what he said at the
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end. initially he said, no, and seemed startled by the whole thing. >> dismissive of it. >> sorry. people are smart enough to figure it out. that's what he said. it is interesting, both times we just saw that for the first time, former president and hillary clinton, both timed when asked, they seemed almost surprised or as if they hadn't really thought this out of how they're going to respond. you would think that there would be a response -- >> right. >> -- in their dna. >> first, this is not a conservative that bill clinton wants to engage in any way, shape or form, certainly not ad hoc sort of conversation at an airport or wherever he was. i do think that the clinton campaign is thinking about how she responds. one of the ways is they let the super pac do these advertisements and hillary clinton responds the way she's been doing lately which is with kind of a disdain and kind of -- >> above the fray. >> cool disdain and you let your
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surrogates and ads do it. and certain point, though, as you point out, hillary clinton's going to be on a debate stage with him. and the danger and the risk for donald trump, to me, is that people who live in glass houses can have some difficulty. >> right. >> so she can turn around and say to him, you know, mr. trump, i stays with my husband. what about your life? >> also, though, when hillary clinton brought up donald trump saying he was sexist, trump fired back with this, and it did silence that attack from the clintons. >> particularly silenced bill clinton for a while, which i do think that is what he's up to because bill clinton has been a fairly effective surrogate for democrats not only obama in 2012 but hillary clinton as well. i do think, i mean if you think about back in the '90s, when they had to address this when clinton was running for president, they sat down, it was bill clinton and hillary clinton for 60 minute interview and you wonder if some point they have to do something like that. >> we've got to take a quick
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break. we'll hear from trump advisor, senator jeff sessions and bedlam at nevada democratic state convention. bernie sanders supporters scream, shouts. getting voice mails and death threats. we'll sort out what's going on and hear what the campaign is saying about it. the delegate math not in sanders' favor the not possible to clinch the nomination but unlikely from a numbers stand point. ♪ you're not gonna watch it! ♪
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more breaking news. bernie sanders responding to tonight to calls to rein in supporter after this happened over the weekend. chaos broke out at nevada state convention at hillary clinton won more delegates than senator sanders. his supporters erupted, shouting, curse, even thoughing chairs, security and a shutdown of the event. party leaders are now worried the same bedlam could disrupt the national convention in philadelphia in july. cnn's manu raju is joining us now. tell us more about what happened. >> reporter: wolf, this is the most amount of tension that we've seen between the party leadership and the bernie sanders camp this entire primary season. it's been building for months. bernie sanders camp believes a number of state parties have ruled stacked against them, stacked against supporters and shut out supporters. and nevada encapsulated that, that became an ugly scene after
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a day of a tense day on saturday led to the video that you're seeing right now. now, cnn has obtained audio of a senior level campaign aide, joan kato, met with supporters, bernie supporters before the convention and made it very clear that she wanted bernie sanders supporters to really take it to the party leadership. >> you should not leave. i'm going to repeat that. unless you are told by somebody from the campaign, i.e., probably me or david that you can leave, you should not leave. i don't care if the chair's up there herself or whoever the chair is, whoever becomes the chair, you should not leave. >> now, the bernie sanders campaign says that they do not condone any violence whatsoever but some sanders supporters actually posted the phone number and address of the state party chairwoman, roberta lang, and afterwards she was flooded with
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phone calls, even death threats to her voice mail, text messages, too, targeting both her and her family. this is the kind of thing that worries democratic leaders as we start talking about the philadelphia convention, wolf. >> i heard some of those recordings, those death threats, pretty ominous. how concerned are party leaders if this is just a preview of what could happen in philadelphia at the democratic convention? >> reporter: significantly. i spent a lot of the day talking to party leaders including dick durbin of illinois, bernie sanders needs to rein in supporters and tell them they need to calm down. actually i talked to harry reid, senator minority leader, from in nevada was critical of bernie sanders handling the situation. bernie sanders has to put out a statement saying they do not condone silence but criticize the leader handling of. he says bernie can do better. >> thanks very much. >> panel joining us, "new york times" presidential campaign
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correspondent, cnn analyst, maggie haberman. should bernie sanders completely try to tamp this down? i mean, when there was issues that donald trump rallies, bernie sanders says it was the candidate's responsibility to weigh in on this, take care of it. >> absolutely, no question about it. as former mayor or the person who signed the contract and asked the democratic national committee to come to philadelphia, as tolerant as we are, we are not going to tolerate that kind of behavior. so i think that senator sanders, who made an affirmative choice to run for president as a democrat, asked to become a super delegate, these are the rules of the party and there are 50 states, 7 territories, you need to know them all. every time something doesn't go exactly the way they want, then it's the establishment, rules issues, we don't understand, we got slu out. i'm not saying any process is
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perfect but that behavior, death threats to a party chair and all of this behavior has to be isolated by a statement, a very firm statement by senator sanders about that. you want to talk about rules and other things, do that tomorrow. take care of this business here today. shut this down now. >> donna, has the sanders campaign done enough of that? >> first of all the nevada party has filed a grievance letter with the rules committee. i'm on the rules committee. we're going to look at it and investigate it, find out what happened. look we want to bringing everybody together. come to philadelphia, not only enjoy the great american city but elect the 45th president of the united states of america. in place in other party or the republican party for the kind of what i call acrimony and threats of violence. i know the party chair, she works hard. many of the officials are not paid. i'm not paid by the democratic party. that's some breaking news for her. we are there because we love our country and believe in democracy
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and justice. and for individuals, and i don't think it was organized by the sanders campaign, or encouraged by the sanders campaign, but no one should feel free to just rub a proceedent. >> in terms of kentucky tonight, i mean, do you think it's possible for there to be an upset in the democratic side? >> i think it is certainly possible that bernie sanders can win. what works in hillary clinton's favor is the closed primary, sanders tended to do better with independent voters. but kentucky looks like west virginia in certain ways and that's a state where hillary clinton got wiped out by sanders and her comments on coal are going to continue to come back to haunt her. they have for a while. you have seen donald trump use it to very great effect in recent weeks. so i think that you could see sanders escape this evening with another win that he will point to and say, my supporters are here, want me to keep going, why
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would i stop? we talked about this in the last hour, that's understandable. you know, his supporters are engages and energizes and he's been saying a version of what he's been saying for the last year for 20 years, 30 years, and people are now finally showing up and listening. >> terms of oregon, a lot of white, liberal voters, something that bernie sanders should do very well there tonight. >> yeah. she's are states taylor made for bernie sanders, not only orr or, look at kentucky, probably 9%, 10% african-american voters there. hillary clinton's trying to rally those different communities in places like louisville, in lexington. but listen, if she comes out of tonight with two losses, i think this narrative about her trouble, particularly with white working class voters, will continue and bernie sanders supporters will be that much energized, keep giving money and give fuel to his argument he might be the stronger person to defeat donald trump in the fall. >> right.
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>> he's obviously making that play to superdelegates, probably falling on deaf ears. >> obamacare's an issue for democrats in the race because you had a democratic governor who embraced obamacare and now a republican governor who is pushing it away. >> right. >> about bernie sanders is not a supporter 0 of obamacare but a lot of democrats who liked it the way before and they may help hillary clinton out here tonight. that could really by wrapping herself in the president and in obamacare that could help her out here. >> an interesting article saying donald trump's running for the left, carl, on hillary clinton on number of issues, minimum wage, wall street, free trade. trump says i'm not running left of hillary clinton on anything. >> the great thing trump has going for him, he's on both the left and the right of so many issues. it gives the republican party has never had this ability to overcome its right wing
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ideology. and trump gives them a real chance to do this. meanwhile, hillary, who intended to run to the right of barack obama in this campaign, has been pushed way to the left by bernie sanders and now she wants to tact right after and if she gets the nomination to get republican votes. she then becomes someone accused of flip-flopping all over the place. it is notten enviable position that she is in. trump, for the first time, we've got a republican running for president who is not an ideologue. >> yes. yes. >> and a -- >> this is what people talk about donald trump being such a disaster for the republican party, but for a very long time, certainly in the last two elections, we needed someone to broaden that ideology, reach out to the left, not to have a litmus test to vote in the -- for the republican candidate. we don't have that anymore. >> report that says donald trump is willing to talk to one of the
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this? i'll read the direct quote, i would speak to him, no problem speaking to hill. what do you make of that? >> i haven't discussed that with him, but one of the things i think donald trump understands is power and opportunity. but another thing he understands, if you start a negotiation, you have to be willing to walk away from it. if nothing occurs, you have to whattic away. i think that was the big mistake that obama/clinton made with regard to iran, once they started years went by and very little ever good came of it. it would be a trap for you to get into long-term negotiations without an end in sight. >> in an interview with anderson last night, the ohio governor, john kasich, said ohio voters want a uniter and he also said something else. listen to this -- >> it would be very hard for me, unless he were to change all of his views and become a uniter, for me to get in the middle of
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this thing. because, you know, i'm undecided what i'm going to do in this race. >> he's not ready to endorse donald trump until he changes all of his views and become a uniter. what's your reaction to that? >> he is uniting the party. the party, the republican whose voted in the republican primary and he's had a huge victory. polls in recent days show they're coalescing around trump in high numbers and he's actually only two points behind on the national poll. so i think he's moving in that direction rapidly and will continue to do so. and i guess politicians and part of the establishment crowd that may not be happy, may take them longer, but looks like the real power, the power that's with the people, it is coalescing and unifying behind trump. >> governor kasich isn't alone. senator ted cruz hasn't endorses donald trump. neither has the speaker, paul ryan, despite their meeting last year. you were with the senator to support donald trump.
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what's your message to other republicans right now? >> look, we all have to unite. speaker ryan has to ask for house members to support him, even those who didn't favor him for speaker, people like our senators asked voters who didn't support them to support him after they've been elected. i think it's time for the republicans to get behind the trump agenda, really behind the american people who want to see change in washington. they are not happy. and they shouldn't be happy. and trump is going to shake this place up, he's going to move this country in a about thor way, going to protect american workers for a change, do trade deals that actually protect america and strengthen america. he's going to have a lawful system of immigration that serves the national interests, protects jobs and wages. i just think this a kind of agenda that is conservative and realistic and republicans should all join behind. >> getting back to the breaking
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news for a moment, senator, you're not concerned what donald trump just said to reuters, that he's willing to start a direct dialogue if he's president of the united states, with kim jong-un, the leader of north korea. >> that doesn't bother you? >> you have to be very careful. he means actually opening up a possibility of a discussion to see if it's fruitful, that's one thing. but i believe there's nobody running for president in years who understands how to negotiate more effectively than donald trump. and i do believe he will not be disadvantaged by kim jong-il or anybody in north korea. i think it's unlikely that a good result would come out of it but to attempt something like that, maybe worth the effort. >> kim jong-un, i want to make sure we're not referring to his father. all right. senator, thanks for joining us. >> thanks, wolf. >> with no rivals left in the
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republican race, donald trump certainly piling up delegates. how soon could he reach the magic number needed to win the republican nomination outright? john king standing by to break it down for us. when they thought they should westart saving for retirement.le then we asked some older people when they actually did start saving. this gap between when we should start saving and when we actually do is one of the reasons why too many of us aren't prepared for retirement. just start as early as you can. it's going to pay off in the future. if we all start saving a little more today, we'll all be better prepared tomorrow. prudential. bring your challenges. one day a rider made a decision.
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28 republican delegates at stake tonight in oregon with trump the only candidate left in the gop race. cruz and kasich's names are on the ballot, but trump has a comfortable margin. we'll see how close trump is to reaching the that number. so much attention is on the democratic race, but the
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republican race battle is not officially over. let's look at what's at stake. >> only oregon tonight voting on the republican side. kentucky has voted for the republicans. the only drama left on the republican side will we see any p protests for donald trump and will he get to 1,237 to clench the nomination. even though ted cruz and john kasich have suspended their campaigns, they could still pick up delegates today. let's assume trump gets 17 of the 28. clearly not enough to get to 1,237. washington state is up next week. let's assume donald trump gets something like this. if the numbers are higher that will get him closer. there's not enough delegates in washington to get donald trump to that number. at this point everything else
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for republicans is on june 7th. so what will happen on june 7th? winner take all new jersey, that will take donald trump very close. you move out here and get to south dakota. new mexico will move mr. trump closer and montana that would get him to 1212 in this scenario. it's conceivable that montana could put him over the top, but most likely scenario -- not a lot of drama involved here, is that california on june 7th would make the trump nomination official. it would take most likely until california to make the math official there for mr. trump. presumptive nominee for now. make up some ground tonight in oregon and a little bit more next week in washington state and on june 7th it becomes official. anderson.
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we're minutes away from the first presidential primary results of the night. >> as two more states vote there's new division. >> a political horse race in the blue grass state and a show down in the pacific northwest. >> it sounds like oregon is

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