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states alone. you learn something every day. tonight here on cnn, fareed zakaria investigates hate, radical muslims and the united states in the cnn special "why they hate us" at 7:00. right now "smerconish" get under way. have a great night. >> i'm michael smerconish. it's happened. donald trump closed the deal. hillary draws near her goal some people are looking for other options. so with the convention to name the libertarian candidate happening this weekend, it's suddenly significant. the libertarian candidates will be on the ballot in 50 states and i will talk to the leading presidential contender for that party, gary johnson, and his vp pick, bill well. trump has been back in the
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trenches digging up 1990s attacks on hillary and bill clinton. will that tactic work? white male voters are flocking to trump but in a demographics, can they be his margin of victory? multiple polls have a virtual heat between trump and hillary. the polls this early could be way off, but first memorial day weekend is of course a time to honor those who have served and traditionally signals the start of summer. and this summer is going to be dominated by two major party conventions. but first, there's a convention this weekend in orlando where the libertarian party will nominate its candidates tomorrow. the stage suddenly seems set for libertarianism to move from college dorm rooms to mainstream households. many headlines were written this week about national polls showing donald trump and hillary clinton in a dead heat, buried within the data a much different story emerged.
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an abc news/"the washington post" poll showed trump beating clinton 46 to 44 while trump supporters were asked why they were for their candidate, 53% said they oppose hillary. when hillary supporters were asked why they support their candidate, 48% said it's to oppose trump. equally telling, 57% said they have negative impressions of both major candidates. in a separate survey almost half of voters, 45%, said they'd be open to a third-party candidacy if donald trump and clinton are the nominees. and that's why there's been so much talk this season about third-party candidates, but only one party besides the democratic and republican party will be on the ballot in all 50 states, and that's libertarians. is america ready for a ticket based on economic conservatism and social liberalism? i'd argue yes while the loudest voices
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among those tend to be those who tether themselves to extremism most americans are more independent in their thinking and far more centrist in their views. whether libertarians can make a play for that vote depends on the candidates making it to the debate state. the commission on presidential debates requires a showing of 15% in the national polls for that to happen, but first, libertarians need to be included in those polls. i hope the major polling outlets will include them in their surveys. a party that has ballot access in 50 states deserves that treatment. if they meet the 15% mark, libertarians could raise the value of the debates by forcing the left and right to defend their views against independent thinking. joining me now is gary johnson, the former governor of new and william well, the former governor of massachusetts. governor johnson bernie sanders
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has had to explain democratic socialism. i think you're going to be called upon to explain libertarianism. what is it? >> you set the table perfectly. libertarianism is being fiscally conservative, socially liberal and, hey, when it comes to military interventions, i think military intervention has resulted in a world that is less safe as opposed to more safe. that's it in a nutshell. we're offering a unique combination that i think combines the best much what it's supposed to be to beat a republican and combines the best of what's it's supposed to be a democrat. most people are really somewhere in the middle and right now given the polarization of hillary and trump, i think the vast majority of americans are libertarian, they just don't know it. >> governor, are you libertarian enough for that crowd behind you? >> i've always described myself as a libertarian.
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i agree with governor johnson. we don't have to come out of a bloc saying we're anti-trump or anti-mrs. clinton. all we have to do is say we don't agree with either party. we don't agree with the anti-abortion and anti-gay rights, let's make personal life decision for you, and it's either the republicans in washington, and we don't agree with the endless reckless spending on the democratic side in washington and the polls show that that mix of policy positions, ours, commands the support of between 40% and 55% of the people in the country. that's a pretty good opening. >> governor johnson it sounds like there's a lot of enthusiasm in that room behind you. is this about winning or being spoilers? >> michael, you set the table. look, we would not be doing this if there weren't the opportunity of winning. but the only chance of winning is to be
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in the presidential debates and to be in the presidential debates, you've got to be in the polls. look, put us in the polls. i think that by putting us in the polls there will be attention drawn to what it is that we're saying, and you know what if, if that happens anything is possible. >> governor weld, you know critics will say at one end they're two former republicans, all they're going do is pull from trump and they're going to get hillary elected, others say if you're successful what you'll do is throw this to the house of representatives and get trump elected. you would respond how? >> i would never use the word spoiler. i'm very comfortable with where we are. we're going to speak truth to power and we are going to speak truth and we you don't have to trim or modify our positions. if we wind up nudging the democrats toward the right on economic issues and nudging republicans to the left on social issues, i think we will have done the country a really
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big favor, maybe in a national consensus that does not appear to exist at the moment. >> governor johnson, you've seen the maps and everybody likes to play electoral college mathematics in this campaign. are there states where gary johnson, and bill weld, should you both win nominations on sunday could actually capture electoral college states? >> i think anything is possible michael, given just how divisive the two major parties are right now. clinton and trump, back to just the notion that most people are libertarian, this is an unbelievable opportunity to move america in a direction that really they actually desire. 50% of americans right now registering to vote are registering as independents.
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where is their representation? it's not from the democrats. it's not from the republicans. it's somewhere in the middle. we're going to be the only party on the ballot in all 50 states. really, there's a legitimacy to having our name in these polls right now given the climate, and the climate has never been seen before. this is unbelievable. i can't believe this is what's happening in america today. >> governor johnson, if you get 15% and you are standing on that stage with donald trump and with hillary clinton, what's the message you most wish to deliver? >> look, we're all about small government -- smaller government. government tries do too much. it taxes too much. at the end of the day, if it taxes too much that's money out of my pocket that i could be spending on my life. and when it comes to civil liberties, people should be able to make their own choices in their own lives as long as those
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choices don't put others in harm's way, and these military interventions, is the world safer today? i'm going to argue that it's not and that that -- that that policy, the military policy is being carried out by the president and the military as opposed to congress. let's get congress involved in declaring war if you will, declaring what we should be doing militarily. we've got 69 treaties with other countries that we're going to have to come to the defense of their boarders. these were not treaties that were passed by congress. this was executive the president of the united states doing all of this in conjunction with the military, involve congress. >> gary johnson, bill weld, i hope you get in the surveys. i would love to see the left and the right have to defend themselves against nuanced, independent thinking.
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good luck to both of you. >> thank you. having heard from governor johnson and governor weld, let's learn more about this libertarian moment in the sun. joining me now, two libertarian editors in chief. matt welch. there's a lot of reasoning going on here, guys. matt, you heard my conversation with the presumed candidates. let me ask you is bill weld libertarian enough? >> it's going to be an interesting question to find out here in the next couple of days. he wasn't nominated. he was suggested because they vote differently, separately, for vice president than they do president so his suggested hat in the ring from governor johnson was treated with some skepticism definitely in this room which i've seen and heard talking to people, seen as a liberal republican governor who has a track record that includes flirting with the libertarian party in new york in 2006 and
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then backing out of it and some other things so he might not be libertarian enough. we'll see. there's an element of pragmatism here. he has name recognition. libertarian polltations have not had over the years. >> are libertarian, wouldn't they would have 3/4 of a loaf and perhaps win than no loaf at all? >> who knows? they're willing to starve themselves to death and we all need to lose a few pounds. what the hell. to me what's fascinating is with a johnson/weld ticket, the libertarian party the province of gold goin bugs and private sidewalk people and weird extreme stuff, they're in the mainstream of america and gary johnson was talking about this. it's like when you talk about we don't want to go overseas and bomb countries, we want to have
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abortion rights, we want to have drug regulation, all sorts of stuff, like the libertarian party right now in the current politic context is at the dead center of america where there's 2/3 of people who are libertarian. they're socially liberal and fiscally conservative. these guys can bring that to an national audience in a way that has never happened before in american politics. i started talking about i like the -- matt and i coined the term the libertarian moment. it's now the libertarian momentum because what will happen ultimately is that these guys are not going to be the next president and vice president of the u.s. but these two parties are going to take stuff from the libertarian platform and then co-opting it into their establishment. >> matt, how does the buzz in orlando compare to, say, the ron paul and the rand paul moments of the past, because i think when americans think of libertarian standard bearers they think of that father/son
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duo. >> sure. ron paul is still the most beloved politician among libertarian members according to polling but these are the activists. these are 1,000 people from across the country, 50 states, who have gotten ballot access. so they've been working in the trenches for a super long time and what they're noticing is they've never seen so many people interested in what they're talking about right now. there's 250 media credentials here and there was maybe 20 last time. we're talking about this on cnn and we weren't talking about this on cnn four years ago, i guarantee you that. there's a feeling of water shed interest and potential here with two candidates who are not only superunpopular including with their own tribes but they're unusually status for their own tribes. hillary clinton is more libertarian than barack obama and donald trump, who knows what he is, but it's not been lessen control of government. these are people who prefer choice over control. americans generally tend in that direction and the two major
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party candidates are so anti-that that it's an historic tune here. >> nick, not knowing who hillary picks as a vp, nor who trump picks as a vp running mate neither could equal the executive experience that the libertarians will have with johnson and weld with two- term governors. >> absolutely. you're talking about 16 years of executive experience and these were guys who were moderate republicans back in the '90s when that was possible. what we're looking at in the libertarian party is something that is very different and it's kind towards the center of a great american tradition of saying, you know what, i love free minds and i love free markets. i want to be in charge of the decisions that matter most to my life. that's what these guys are about and it's a message that is long overdue. i was going to say michael when you left the republican party,
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that's the direction you were going in. that's where these guys are and hopefully they'll be able to head a discussion towards that whether it happens in the lp or republican or democratic party it doesn't matter to me, it's this question of where are we going, towards more choice and more individual freedom or hillary and trump. >> matt and nick, i think you're about to have a moment. enjoy it. >> thank you. coming up, pat buchanan is now calling gop nominee donald trump the great white hope given the 2016 demographics how can that possibly be a good thing. it takes a lot of work... to run this business. but i really love it. i'm on the move all day long... and sometimes, i just don't eat the way i should. so i drink boost® to get the nutrition that i'm missing. boost complete nutritional drink has 26 essential vitamins and minerals, including calcium and vitamin d to support strong bones and 10 grams of protein to help maintain muscle. all with a great taste. i don't plan on slowing down any time soon. stay strong. stay active with boost®.
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and mental depression which helps explain the alcohol and drug addiction. joining me now is pat buchanan. what is the social disaster that you see right now for white middle america? >> partly what you described there. i read that "new york times" story and was astonished by it that this is the only group of middle class white folks and i gather working class white as well for whom the mortality rate is rising in middle age. in my view there's a number of reasons for it. one is the economy. you've seen the real wages have been flat, of course, and tremendous numbers of people even though unemployment is low have dropped out of the labor force. i think cultural they're under assault. the phrase "angry white male" is one of the few slurs that can be used today. let me use something that merle haggard died recently have had a line from okie from ma skoegy,
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said are the good times really over for good? and i think for the white american middle class they feel the good times are over for good and they look to donald trump the way that african-americans looked to barack obama, with hope. >> when you say they're under cultural assault, as i read your piece i thought the w.a.s.p.s probably thought the same thing families like mer and smerconish and grovich, my forefathers, were coming to this country at the turn of the last century. >> some of my an sesers were were under assault and they rose up and came into their own and they came into the middle class. i don't think the w.a.s.p. really to their credit they built america in the 18th century but i don't recall them being under cultural assault. >> you refer to donald trump as the great white hope and indeed
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you said so just a moment ago. are you helping or hurting him when you cast his campaign in those terms? >> well, i think that i just took that term from jess willard in 1915, a play in 1970 as welling "the great white hope" and it's just a term but what is very important is what it indicates. the largest turnout ever has taken place in the republican primaries, and enormously the votes for donald trump had been white votes, working class votes, middle class votes, people driven by nationalism and popularism who have never come out before, and i think we have to explain that and understand it and i make the best effort i can do to do that and i think to have the political correctness line thrown at you on every line you use in the column, i don't think is helpful. >> isn't donald trump stirring that base by pointing in the
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direction of the others and laying off the blame on them for what's going on among this core constituency? >> i don't agree with that. he says the folks coming across the southern boarder are mexican folks coming across illegally. he's referring to them. he's going to build the wall. i understand that and people take that as anti-mexican where some of us take it as trying to preserve the character and laws of the united states of america which are under assault. >> when you talk about the economic problems of those that you write about, up say it's largely attributable to illegal immigration and you say the effect of globalization. i think it's probably technology and globalization not so much people who are coming illegally to do jobs that frankly many americans don't want do and aren't willing to do. >> michael, if you read -- i believe i said in the column that i not only referred to legals but illegals -- excuse
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me, i include legals there and the point is, if you add, say, 40 million, or 50 million folks in the united states as we have since 1965 and a million more illegal every year, that's a huge increase in the labor supply, and the demand remains constant and therefore the wages go down. real wages have been stagnant for american workers and american families of the working and middle class almost since 1974. in addition to that, 55,000 factories were exported in the first decade of the 21st century and something like 6 million manufacturing jobs lost. you have to look at these figures and understand they have a dramatic impact upon americans working in middle class and those folks that made that report has gotten to the reason why or indicated it. >> final question, political ramification of all of this. are demographics not destiny?
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i have neil new haas in the on deck circle, are there enough of the buchanan/trump constituents left to get somebody president. >> i will say this, the republican party is under a demographic death sentence in these terms. even if you get 60 to 65% of the white vote, which nixon and reagan got, both winning 49-state landslides, when the white vote diminishes it's now about 72% of the electorate. 63% of the population. as it goes down further and further you're going to have to get hispanic votes and more african-american votes and you have to get more asian-american votes or, quite frankly, the republican party's going to go the way of the wiggs. i wrote that in my book "suicide of a super power." >> thanks for being here. >> thank you. to make more sense of pat buchanan's "great white vote" i
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have the lead pollster for mitt romney. you heard what pat just had to say. evaluate it. >> that was depressing. don't you think? republicans or both. >> i think for both. i think you put it in perspective and pat gets us started in the right direction. we've talked about this before but this is the longest period of sustained pessimism that americans have gone through in a generation. we've had 12 straight years now where plurality of americans think the country is off on the wrong track. you talk to voters and focus groups and what they're telling us is they're working harder and they feel like they're just not getting ahead, that they see everybody else getting bailed out but them, so there's a and i think you see that bubbling up both on the democratic side of the aisle
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with bernie sanders' campaign and also donald trump on the republican side. >> on the republican side of the aisle and we have had this conversation -- let me put on the screen what george will wrote and noted for "the washington post." george herbert walker bush and mitt romney, 24 years later, got the same percentage of the white vote, 59%. papa bush got 426 lee electoral votes. romney got 206. you can't win the white house with the buchanan/trump constituentsy, right? >> no the math is problematic. there's no question about it. pat pointed this out. 72% of the vote in the 2012 was white voters and those numbers are going down. if you have 70% or 69% of the vote voters will come out to vote in 2016 being white, what percent does donald trump have to win to win the election? you're talking about 65%, 66%. michael, this reminds me of those days when i worked on
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frank rizza's campaign in philadelphia and you couldn't count on any african-american vote and you had to get 62% of the white vote to win. there becomes a point in time where it becomes almost impossible to achieve those numbers in a presidential election. >> there have been four different national surveys that have come out in the last week saying it's a neck and neck race between donald and hillary. what point do these polls begin to matter? >> listen, michael, there's a ton of fluidity out there. when you have a majority of americans having an unfavorable impression of trump and hillary and about 1/4 unfavorable of both, it's going to be a while. let me recommend people kind of lean back and wait until after the two conventions, things will settle down. i think that -- right now you look at the data and donald trump is doing better among republicans and pulling more
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republican vote than hillary is among democrats. that's not what anybody expected but let's see what settles out after the conventions. and i think even the state data's going to be extraordinarily fluid until the two conventions in july. >> final question, in 2013 you and the obama and romney pollsters were hired to work together and find the size of the middle. you said 51%. which way are they leaning? >> i finished focus groups this past week in three midwest communities and cedar rapids, iowa, are rochester, ohio. and the last question was if we held the election today for whom would you vote and it looked like we asked everybody to eat a sour pickle. the looks on their faces -- it was extraordinary -- this is -- i call this, michael, a nose holder election. people want to hold their nose when they vote right now. i think those middle voters are
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waiting to see what's going to happen. this is a long ways of being determined who is going to win this election. and, michael, the other thing is there's not a darn thing that's happened in this campaign cycle so far that's been predictable. so to try to figure out what's going to happen between now and november, it's nonsense to try to say that. >> thank you so much for being here. >> pleasure. donald trump's latest nickname for a person he wants to take down. this time it's elizabeth warren, pocahontas. why does he do this? does it work. mr. brady, we've been expecting you. will you be needing anything else? not a thing.
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this week the inspector general of the state department wasn't as generous and criticize the clinton saying she wouldn't have received permission if she had sought permission to use it. is it time for bernie to start talking about those damn e-mails? this and more to discuss with our political panel. democratic consultant bob beckel and conservative analyst e.d. hill. i think bernie is making a mistake. i think he believes if he talks e-mail, he sounds like republican talking points but guess what? sometimes republican talking points are correct. >> you have to remind me when that was, but the fact of the matter is his people don't care about these e-mails. he had that right when he said it. i don't care about these damn e-mails. that's an issue that the republicans are going to drive home as much as they can. the only thing that matters is not the general's opinion is does the fbi ask for an indictment? if that happens the world turns over.
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>> people don't care because it's never been properly explained. this is an issue of lack of transparency. no one's ever explained it in those terms. >> yes, i agree with bob in this respect. i don't think the focus should be the e-mails. it should be all of it. it should be that hillary clinton thinks she is above it all, she's above e-mails, and white water and benghazi. she's above lewinsky. it's either something -- nothing's gone wrong or it's a vast right-wing conspiracy. somehow the inspector general is a democratic appointee who came out with the fact that she should have been abiding by the rules and did not. >> california comes up on june 7th. a poll was released this week. i can put it up on the screen but what it shows is a neck in neck race. >> beckel, if she should cross that finish line limp, meaning she loses 6 california but nevertheless captures the nomination, then where is she? >> i, frankly, don't think it matters where she comes in. barack obama lost five out of the six final primaries and
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caucuses in 2008 and he went on to become president. so i think these things will fade pretty quickly. the thing that's not going to fade is her using the women's card against trump which she should and trump using the male card against her, and the idea trump would be out there attacking bill clinton on his sexual problems, you talk about a glass house, this guy has more problems than bill clinton ever had. >> that's to neutralize bill clinton, isn't it, because it's trump serving notice that, if you play these things against me i'm going to remind everybody about lewinsky. >> women's lib, it's not about stacking the deck so you come out a winner, it's about having fair play. if people like elizabeth warren throw punches they should expect to get punched right back. that's what it's about, equality. if you dish it, be ready to receive it. >> speaking of elizabeth warren let me show everybody what donald trump has been saying about the senator from
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massachusetts recently. >> pocahontas, that's elizabeth warren. i call her goofy. pocahontas. >> is that offensive? very offensive. >> i'm sorry about that. >> yes. >> pocahontas. i think she's as native-american as i am. >> she did regard herself as a mine north when she was a law school faculty matter. it happened at my alma mater, university of pennsylvania law school. >> i didn't know you went to the pennsylvania law school. no wonder you had your picture on every shot at the beginning of the show. he's now picked out -- i don't know what other group he has to get angry with. now he has native-americans to get angry with. here's the most important thing when she shot back at this guy on twitter, he rose to the bait. he can't stand it when a woman attacks him so what did he do? he came back and hit her over and over. it was unnecessary. then the next day he goes after the highest ranking hispanic
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woman, the governor of new mexico, and this is somebody he needs. forget elizabeth warren. >> that's what is real. again, should he not react at all because she's a woman? you don't want to offend her or hurt her? she's a big girl. she goes out there and plays big politics, and i think that that again goes right to the heart of this. you don't get special treatment because you're a woman and you don't get to get slammed with no repercussions because you're a white man. it's about equal play. that's the sort of political thinking that people are sick of around the country. >> let me ask you this question, how does that taking on the republican governor of new mexico which is a swing state? >> it's not smart but it's honest, obviously, and it's real. >> it's real, that's right. that's right. she didn't show up and it's real because he has a real problem with strong women. that's where i think -- >> strong women, no.
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first, look at his daughter ivanka. >> i've done that before. >> who is a really good businesswoman and his daughter tiffany just graduated from the university of pennsylvania so i know that she can't be no slouch either. i don't think that he goes after smart women. i don't think he's afraid of smart women. i think he says what he thinks. the governor is not supporting him. he doesn't have to support her either. >> i want to show you a plan of the country. donald trump is apparently saying there are 15 key states we will target. we think we know ten of them. look at this map. you'll notice that california is on that map. notice that new york is on that map. is it conceivable that donald trump could compete in states like california and new york? >> it would as conceivable as me becoming a republican. it is an impossibility. when hillary clinton takes him on in those two states, the word for donald trump is man up. tell us, come on, tell us and tell us exactly what you mean. he won't do that. she ought to say you're not half
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the man my husband was. >> i'm bummed because at the end of the week donald trump said he thought it would be inappropriate were he to debate bernie sanders. i was hoping they would get it on. that would be great tv. >> it would be great tv. it would not be politically wise because bernie sanders is not the nominee and there's still a democratic primary going on but at least trump respected him enough to discuss it, whereas clinton thinks she's above it. she says i'm the nominee. i'm going to focussed on trump exclusively. you're not yet, so you still have primaries to win and votes to earn. >> bad day for bernie. >> have a great holiday weekend. thank you. >> you too. >> you too. coming up, donald trump has been digging up old hill and bill scandals dating back to vince foster. will this strategy succeed? you don't let anything keep you sidelined. that's why you drink ensure. with 9 grams of protein and 26 vitamins and minerals. for the strength and energy to get back to doing...
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with the nomination secured, donald trump's attacks have stepped on hillary clinton
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dredging up everything ever lobbed at her, whether true or not. that hit a new peak or low this week when trump brought up the 1993 death of clinton colleague vince foster, which was ruled a suicide. trump said i don't know enough to discuss it. i will say there are people that continue to bring it up because they think it was absolutely a murder. i don't do that because i don't think it's fair. he doesn't know enough but he puts in play the phrase absolutely a murder, even though three official investigations on foster's death concluded he committed suicide. is this a politically savvy move? joining me now the man who wrote the book "strange death" who questioned the way the investigation was conducted and said there may have been a coverup but it was not a murder. he is the ceo of news max a conservative news magazine organization. i should point out, he hasn't endorsed anyone. while he's personally supportive
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of trump as a nominee, he said hillary would make a good president and donated more than $1 million to the clinton found indication. welcome. if conservatives, you who wrote the book on vincent foster doesn't think this was a murder and it's old news and not relevant, why is trump going in this direction? >> maybe that's a question to ask donald. he obviously finds it interesting and intriguing. he raised the issue of jfk's assassination with the ted cruz campaign and the birther issue. if i was advising him -- and i don't directly advise him but we talk from time to time, i would tell him that the voters are not really interested in these issues 20 years ago and they're not interested sort of like ancient history and that the pressing issues right now facing the country are what really is going to drive this election and that's the stuff he should be focusing on. >> you would caution him against bill's infidelity, white water,
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trooper gate. you know the list better than i do but you would say to him none of this plays in 2016? >> well, what i would say to him michael is this, that in the '90s, the republicans -- and i was part of that machine, the clinton attack machine that went after the president at the time -- we really -- it really made at the end of the day the republicans looked very bad and clinton came out way ahead and hillary came out way ahead. she went on to become a popular senator from new york. so i think it backfired from a political point of view it wasn't smart. i didn't do it as a political thing. i did it as a journalist. i looked to the vince foster case and i wrote a book about the subject, and there were several investigations that said it was a suicide, and the public has accepted that verdict.
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so what is the benefit now 20 years later after six investigations to say well it really wasn't or maybe it wasn't? i don't understand that, especially when i think he has really great issues to run on. i like donald. i think i'm going to be voting for donald trump in the general election. he's running on the issue of jobs and the issue of having secure boarders and having a foreign policy that defeats isis. he's been winning on those issues, so why go into this ancient and controversial history right now? i don't particular get it. >> my hunch is, i think the man has an unbelievable ear. i think he knows what he's doing and he tests these different lines of thought to see how they play. the foster line ended with a dud, particularly when foster's sibling wrote for "the washington post" and i think that's why trump at the end of the week was backing off that issue. you get the final word. >> well, at the ent of the day,
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donald likes to control the news cycle and he has been controlling almost every single news and so any time he mentions these types of issues, i think he needs to start thinking about the types of things he does that wins the election in november and i think relitigating the personal past of the clintons or even them attacking his personal past, i think this is irrelevant and not relevant for voters, voters want to talk about the issues. >> interesting coming from christ sister ruddy who was the architect, the investigator, i'll say, of so much that was spun in the 1990s. christopher, thank you for being here. >> thank you, michael. still to come, a memorial day story involving a 96-year-old famous veteran who has saved countless lives and saved one more this week.
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he came up with this name back in the 1970s but had to put it back into practice on monday. he was in the dining rooming in cincinnati, a retirement home where he lives when an 87-year-old woman began choking on foods. he grabbed her and saved her. there's more to his story. heimlich was a surgeon in world war ii. he saw numerous people die when blood and air filled their chest cavities. in the early 1960s, he devised a valve to fix that. it's said to have saved many lives in vietnam war. dr. heimlich has been credited with saving more lives than any other american but this past week he saved one personally and it was kind of special.
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