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that, i am. >> we'll see what happens with the susan collins legislation. thank you very much, senator boxer, for coming here. >> thank you, wolf. i'll be back at 5:00 p.m. for international viewers, "amanpour" is coming up next and for our viewers in north america, "newsroom" starts right now. wolf, thank you so much. great to be with all of you. i'm brooke baldwin. we begin with breaking news. chilling new details this afternoon about the movement of the orlando gunman before he committed the worse shooting massacre in u.s. history. cnn has learned that the shooter bought three plane tickets for himself, his wife and his young child and he did that just one day before murdering 49 people. law enforcement officials revealing what the killer did the night of the attack. evan perez has all of this
information. our justice correspondent has been on this since the beginning. also, casey jordan, a criminaligist and attorney. what have you learned? >> that the gunman went to the pulse club earlier saturday night and then left before returning to carry out his attack as the gay nightclub was preparing to close earlier on that sunday morning. officials we've been talking to said that the gunman paid the entrance fee and may have been checking out the security at the club. the fbi has been using surveillance video, cell phone tracking along with witness interviews to build a timeline of his whereabouts on the night of the attack but they are still working to determine what he was doing for a roughly two-hour period when he left the club and then he returned. we're also learning that the day before he launched the attack, brooke, he bought three plane tickets for him, his wife and
his child to travel from west palm beach airport to san francisco. this trip was supposed to take place in july. now, investigators don't know why, if he was planning an attack, he made these travel plans. his wife has told investigators that when the gunman left his home on saturday in ft. pierce, which is a two-hour drive from orlando, he was angry and carried a bag with his guns. she pleaded with him not to leave, grabbing him by the arm and she says that she didn't know he was planning attack but tried multiple times sending him text messages and to call him with no response. >> no response. >> yeah. >> so with all of these victim pieces and i'm still wondering, casey, did he walk into this nightclub the second time saturday night knowing he would die? how do you piece all of this together, the fact that he bought all of the tickets and what evan reported? >> the overarching theme is that
everyone describes him as an incredibly angry man and the key in this trajectory is he had a terrible fight with his wife and left with his gun. i truly don't believe he knew what he was going to do when he left that home. he just was extraordinarily angry. he took his guns, probably did not have an actual target in mind that night but he had been thinking about doing this act for quite a while. i think he made the plans to travel because he really thought he was going to travel when he made them. although there is a slight chance that he made them knowing that he was on a watch list to throw the fbi because he knew he was going to do some sort of an attack. >> who knows really what the wife knows. she's now hired an attorney, according to evan's reporting. it's curious the fact that he had gone to the pulse nightclub multiple times before with her, he had gone earlier that night. you know, and maybe he bought the tickets because he wanted his wife to think they were
going to california even though he had other plans. >> there's so many unanswered questions and really his frame of mind is what we're getting to. we know that at least investigators believe that he had been planning this for some time. the question is, was this day just a day that he decided, okay, this is it, this is when we're going to do this? or was there something else that triggered this. we're not sure. investigators are still working to put that together and focusing on the wife to make sure they understand what she knew and what was in her mind, why she didn't call authorities when he left the house with the guns. >> and where did he go in the two hours before going to pulse and then returning to pulse with stacked with weapons and ammunition. for now, thank you, evan perez and casey jordan, thank you. the latest on orlando. more on that ahead. but first, this -- new
developments in the race for the white house. donald trump set to go on the offensive after weeks of playing defense, which include as new fundraising maneuver. some may call it a stunt and a big speech tomorrow. but today, hillary clinton has the crowd ready to go in the all-important state of ohio. secretary clinton hit the billionaire businessman on an issue that is really meant to be his strength, the economy. and that's not just according to trump, by the way, but according to new polling where the majority when asked how well they would handle the economy, it's mr. trump. but secretary clinton explained point by point why he wouldn't be just bad for the economy but, in her word, dangerous. >> you might think that because he has spent his life as a businessman he'd be better prepared to handle the economy. well, it turns out, he's
dangerous there, too. just like he shouldn't have his finger on the button, he shouldn't have his hands on our economy. [ applause ] now, i don't say that because of typical political disagreements. liberals and conservatives say trump's ideas would be disastrous. the chamber of commerce and labor unions, mitt romney and elizabeth warren. economists on the right and the left and the center all agree, trump would throw us back into recession. one of the leading firms that analyzes the top threats to the global economy called the economist intelligence unit, comes out with a new list of
threats every month. it includes things like terrorism and the disintegration of europe. and this month, number three on the list is donald trump becoming president of the united states. just think about that as he made a fortune and i'll get to his business practices in a minute. but the united states of america doesn't do business trump's way. it matters when a presidential candidate talks like this because the world hangs on every word, our president says. the markets rise and fall on those statements, even suggesting that the united states would default would cause a global panic. he's written a lot of books about business. they all seem to end at chapter
11. [ applause ] go figure. and over the years, he intentionally ran up huge amounts of debt on his companies and then he defaulted. >> and again, we know trump will be giving a speech tomorrow. for now, let's go to my friend and colleague in columbus, ohio, brianna keilar, who is there for that speech. we remember secretary clinton in san diego, taking trump to task on national security and now on his business record and the economy and a trump presidency. how do you think she did? >> reporter: in trying to undercut him on his strength, as you noted there, brooke, in a place like ohio where the economy really took a hit during the recession and even though there has been a recovery, there is still a sense here among so
many ohioans that things are not good and want things to be better and releasing this message for folks that, yes, i know you want things to be better but she's trying to explain how she says she believes or asserts that things could be worse under donald trump and you have a place like ohio and these other industrial states where, for instance, outsourcing is such a dirty, dirty word here, she highlighted products that donald trump has made that were not made in the u.s. she highlighted his four casinos and hotels over and over that had gone into bankruptcy saying that this is something that he would basically do with the u.s. economy. so she's trying to win over these voters who think that donald trump will do a better job when it comes to creating jobs as she's trailing in the polls when it comes to the economy, brooke. >> quickly, he has responded. what did he say on twitter? >> reporter: he did.
he tweeted, "i am the king of debt" -- this is response to hillary clinton using this monicher that he used for himself. "i am the king of debt. that has been great for me as a businessman but is bad for the country. i made a fortune off of debt, will fix u.s." there's a feeling among many voters that you could use the ak cue men to help the u.s. that's the challenge that hillary clinton has. >> brianna keilar, thank you very much. during that speech in columbus, secretary clinton went after trump's policies as well as his products, specifically, where some of them are made. >> trump's own products are made in a lot of countries that aren't named america. trump ties are made in china. trump suits in mexico, trump furniture in turkey, trump
picture frames in india, trump bar ware in slovenia. i could go on and on, but you get the idea. i'd love for him to explain how all of that fits in with his talk about america first. >> let's begin there. i have austin goolsbee with me and now a hillary clinton surrogate and barry bennett, a trump supporter who used to advise the carson campaign. gentlemen, welcome to both of you. barry, to secretary clinton's point, his whole monicker is america first. >> right. and all of that stuff is coming overseas because of her policies. the barack obama/clinton policies have created only one thing in america. poverty. over 7.7 million people on
foodstamps. it's incredible that she would give a lecture on the economy. political advice, she shouldn't talk about it. >> austin, professor, what do you think of that? >> look, i would make a few things. first, that just confused donald trump was doing this in his business practices before president obama was ever the president. his business practices and bankruptcies, et cetera, go back to the 2000s to the '90s and even before. i thought the most damaging things that hillary clinton said today was really on the policy and it was using donald trump's own words and own ideas and pointing out that his tax plan will add $30 trillion to the debt. his own statements that people -- workers in the united states are paid too much and that their wages should be lower and just going through what he actually said, i think he
willville a hard time trying to get out of that. >> barry, she's pointed out that she's worried, that if there were to be a president trump, we are in for a recession? >> she should be worried because she's not going to get elected, right? the number is 49% of americans think we are headed in the wrong direction and she wants to continue the obama policies on for another four to eight years. that's not happening. >> let me come back to -- >> i think it's a little dangerous perhaps -- it's perhaps a little dangerous for trump and his supporters to be trumping the polls where his approval rating is over 70%. >> the unfavorables are the highest for both than ever, ever, ever. >> but trump's are the highest of any candidate ever. >> okay. from the polls, though, you know, she again resurrected this
nation that he should release his tax returns. austan, they would say look in the mirror, release your golden tax transcripts. will that happen? if not, why not? >> well, first, donald trump is the one who said that if the president released his birth certificate that he would release his tax return. when he was sponsoring the birther movement. the clintons have released all of their taxes going back to the 1970s. there has never been a presidential candidate in more than a half-century that has not released their tax returns and i thought it was interesting in this speech, hillary clinton race, it's not just a generic why should you release your tax returns? donald trump is claiming that he's worth $10 billion but the tax returns that he has released from the 1990s show he did not pay one cent in taxes and might
have had negative income reported. so i think it's a perfectly legitimate issue to raise. >> i'm going to follow up with barry on that. austan? >> are you saying that's the same as the tax returns? they release their tax returns. >> right. i understand this should be done but if one camp releases tax returns, do you think that it will happen before november 8th when we see secretary clinton be transparent when it comes to the wall street speeches? >> i have no idea. she has said that if she releases transcripts of her speeches, that donald trump should release the transcripts of his deposition and his speeches, where he's being sued. so that seems like it would be appropriate. >> barry, i'm holding your feet
to the fire in terms of -- austan is absolutely right, in terms of leasing tax returns, even mark cuban said i'll be on trump's ticket, he's questioning whether he has the goods, the money. you know, what is the truth here? >> he has already said he would release the tax returns. it's not finished. hopefully it will be done soon. >> does he have money that he says he has? >> you can't glean so someone's worth from tax returns. >> austan and barry, thank you. the headline this morning, hillary clinton is trouncing donald trump in fundraising. the headline now, trump promises to match donations in the next 48 hours. how desperate is his campaign?
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trump raised only $3 million last month compared with 27 million by the clinton campaign. and by the way, by the end of may, the clinton camp had 42 million in the bank. trump, 1.3. trump says he has a plan in mind to infuse more cash into his campaign if it comes to that. >> if it gets to a point, what i'll do is just do what i did in the primaries. i spent $55 million of my own money to win the primaries. 55. now, you know, that's a lot of money by even any standard. i may do that again in the general election. i have a lot of cash and i may do it again in the general election but it would be nice to have some help from the party. >> now here's what we learned today. donald trump is vowing to match dollar per dollar what's donated to his campaign within the next 48 hours. he said he'll do that up to $2 million. so let's begin there with cnn
political director david chalian. i go back to the numbers in the bank. if you say 1.3 million is chump change but it is when you look at what clinton has. >> cash on hand, that's whatever campaign points to. that's what you see how much they have going forward. a couple caveats. one, donald trump spent less than previous candidates have done. that is worth noting but money is still the mother of politics. it is the thing that from where all things grow. even if you're running a nontraditional campaign, if you can exploit free media in the way that other candidates haven't, you need the infrastructure and ground games and you heard sean spicer on
earlier today from the republican national committee, the group upon which donald trump is relying for all of that infrastructure and ground game, you heard him say, listen, donald trump can just with a stroke of a pen get his total up but the question is, is he going to do that? we haven't seen that yet. we have not yet seen him infuse his campaign with his own money in that way. >> why do you think -- when we were chatting during a commercial break, when you look at how nontraditional this campaign has been but also the swell of support for bernie sanders, he's had a lot of small dollar donations but from across the board. why do you think we haven't seen that from the trump campaign? because he's been self-funded up until this point, essentially? >> and proud of that. he spent all of last year touting that he's funding this campaign. the fact that he did raise north of $10 million from his website, from selling hats or what have you. so it wasn't all self-funding. but he was very proud of that
fact and said, look, no strings on me. i've donated my money to this campaign. i have no lobbyists that i have to answer for and nobody to do favors for because i'm funding this. that's a very attractive quality for a lot of his voters. it's just so ironic because he's the candidate. look what he's doing now with this call for the next 48 hours. he's the kind of candidate with this grassroots army of support that he has out there that would normally do quite well with low-dollar fundraising. >> putting a cap on 2 million. >> clearly. >> not enough money. >> and again that raises questions that were raised in hillary clinton's speech today. he's a candidate that could do well -- remember, howard dean put up the bat, bernie sanders had that effect as well and donald trump has that kind of force around him but he's been so proud of self-funding that he's kept it at bay and now he
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welcome back. you're watching cnn. i'm brooke baldwin. from not releasing his tax returns, hillary clinton today talks about why a donald trump presidency would be dangerous. that's her word. dangerous for the u.s. economy. >> just like he shouldn't have his finger on the button, he shouldn't have his hands on our economy. [ applause ] >> i am joined by republican senator jeff sessions of alabama.
he was the first senator to endorse mr. trump. pleasure to have you on, sir. welcome. >> thanks, brooke. >> so let's just get straight to hillary clinton's speech. specifically, again, she hit trump on tax returns suggesting, in essence, he's hiding something for not releasing them or perhaps she went a step further and said maybe he's not worth as much as he says he is. mark cuban added to that force today. he said that the trump campaign will not self-fund because he doesn't actually just have the cash. are they right, senator? >> well, i don't think so and he's done the disclosure he's required, which is monumental. i've got to tell you. you have to show all of your investments and income sources and that kind of thing. trump has done what the law requires. but what he does and where he is, he understands what the problems with this economy are. income today is $4,000 less per household median income than it was in 1999.
eight years of obama leadership and clinton leadership has led us in the wrong way and she continues to go back as president. >> so senator, do you think, then, with all of those motions, everything in motion that we will see tax returns from mr. trump? >> well, i don't know whether he will or not. he certainly has no obligation to do so. >> do you think that he could self-fund? >> well, he can make up his own mind of that. >> do you think he should, though? >> i would just say this. votes trumps money. that's a phrase i used to use before he got the nomination. but if you are appealing to the american people and you got their votes, you don't need as much money. he spent a fraction of it. >> but senator -- >> the key to winning is a
message that the american people believe will make their lives even better. >> kudos to the trump campaign with that in the last couple of months but we're turning to a different part of this campaign where you do really need quite a bit of pennies, nickels and dollars in terms of fundraising problems, we know that he's vowing to match donations. he announced that he's vowing to match donations for the next $48 with a cap at 2 million, dollar for dollar. would you call that a stunt? >> no. i think he's beginning to raise money. i hope he will raise money and it's a good thing to do. but what i'm saying to you is this a an unusual year. people are less focused on these paid ads that they don't believe any way. it was like water off a duck's
back. it didn't stick. his message got through. the key for him, can his message get through that bad trade deals are impacting american working people. inflation rate is way too high and needs to be reduced. the percentage of americans working -- >> forgive me, senator. attorney general loretta lynch is speaking now. >> available to the florida department of law enforcement. the state will be able to apply for these funds on behalf of orlando and other affected jurisdictions. and we will move quickly to make this award as soon as possible. we are also offering emergency counseling resources to first responders to help them deal with the trauma that they, too, have experienced. because if their bravery, they shoulder the dangers that are visited upon all of us and carry
that weight long after the smoke has cleared. and we will continue to make any and all resources available to them as this investigation unfolds. the department of justice is determined to do anything that we can to help this community heal, to recover and become whole again. our office for victims of crime and the fbi office for victim assistance have already worked with local, state and federal officials and community groups to set up a family assistance center. in the center, service providers are on the ground providing crisis counseling and other critical support and we are also making federal emergency funds and victim compensation funding available to cover, for example, familiar lea travel expenses, medical and other issues related to this tragedy. we have crisis response on the
team to meet the needs of victims and the community. now, there is no doubt that this was a shattering attack on our nation, on our people and on our most fundamental ideals. but the message of orlando goes far behind one night of unspeakable terror. the message of orlando that i have seen today and what the american people have seen in the wake of this horrific assault is a message of determination to live our lives freely and without fear and to stay true to the principles of liberty, justice and equality that define america at our best. and i'm deeply proud of the way that the first responders have gone above and beyond their duty here. i'm deeply moved by the way that
this community and our national community has stood together in support of one another in defiance of terror and in defense of our most cherished ideals. and let us be clear, those ideals include the understanding that our diversity makes us stronger and that no matter who we are, what we look like, where we are from, who we love, this extraordinary nation belongs to us all. the lgbt community in particular has been shaken by this attack. it is indeed a cruel irony that a community defined almost exclusively by whom they love is a target of hate. let me say to our lgbt friends and family, particularly anyone who might view this tragedy as an indication that their identities, that their essential selves might somehow be better
left in the shadows, we stand with you in the light and to say that the good in the world far outweighs the evil, that our humanity transcends our difference and our response to hatred is compassion, unity and love. we stand with you today as we grieve together and long after the cameras are gone, we will continue to stand with you as we grow together in commitment, solidarity and in equality. once again, i want to thank all of my colleagues for the outstanding work over the past week and i want to express my gratitude for all that they and my partners on the ground have done here and will continue to do to move our efforts forward. and i want to pledge the ongoing support of the department of justice and the entire administration as we work to ensure the safety and the security of all americans. thank you all. and at this point in time, i'd be happy to take a few
questions. let me start here. >> director comey said that the fbi twice investigated the gunman for possible ties and you closed the files. did the fbi miss the warning signs? >> we're looking at all of that. as you note, this individual, mateen, came under investigation a few years ago himself because of his own actions and his own statements. he was investigated, we looked to see whether he was going to carry out the acts because of the statements that he was making, he didn't and the case was closed. and then someone that he knew had traveled overseas to become a suicide bomber and he was interviewed them but was not directly involved in that matter. we are going back and looking at all of our contacts with him as we are asking people to look back at their contacts with him
as well to see what, if anything, we could have done better. this lady here. >> can you tell me whether his family is cooperating with the investigators and do you have a timeline of when a decision might be made about charging or not charging possible family members? >> well, what i can say is that this investigation is active, it is open, it is ongoing. and we are seeking to talk, as i mentioned before, anyone who knew mateen and might be able to shed light on his motivations, his actions, on anything else about him. so at this point, we're not discussing other individuals except to say that we are seeking together for everyone as much as we can so at this point we're not going to provide that information at the time. i'm going to go to the gentleman in the back and then the lady in the front. no. you, sir. >> are you open to releasing the
911 call because the family members say that's crucial to them and the governor said he would like to have that as well. are you open to doing that? >> we are. we've released some of the transcripts of the calls. when we have a situation like this, as we did in san bernardino, where the killer was deceased, we're able to provide more information than we are often able to do when the matter is being handled in court as part of a court investigation where we are limited by the rules of evidence and what's limited in court. we are looking to be as transparent as possible and provide as much information as possible. over the course of time, we are certainly open to that. i can't tell you when or in what context but i can tell you that we are open to that. >> the lady in front of you. >> [ inaudible ] the bureau deserve blame for missing something? >> as i said, we're going to go back and look at all of our contact with him and see if
there's anything that we either missed or could or should have done differently. as indicated, the first investigation involved him and his own statements and the issue, as always, is an individual going to act on any statements that might indicate violence? and so a full investigation was done there. the other investigation was with someone else and did not involve his own actions and did not indicate that he was headed towards a violent act at that time. we are going to go back and look at all of that. and i'm going to come to this lady and then right behind you. >> how many shots were fired [ inaudible ]? >> at this point, we are still going through that. we have gathered a great deal of evidence. we're looking to get the answers to those questions. because this is still under review, i don't have that information for you. right behind you. yes, miss. >> [ inaudible ] the obama
administration did deny a state of emergency for florida. why was that? >> i think you're referring to something for the orlando area, not the state? yes. that involved the homeland security assessment of another type of funding. i'm not able to comment on that but i do think we have provided a great deal of assistance over the years, i believe just last year there in fact was a simulated exercise of an incident just like this that people in florida, law enforcement in florida carried out in convention with federal authorities that went a great way towards improving information and the like. i'm going to go right behind you to this gentleman and then this gentleman over here. so, sir? >> [ inaudible ] his wife did not know about the attack, what more could she have done to stop it? >> we're not going to speak about anyone else's role because we're not going to be able to provide that conclusion at this point in time. as i said, we're trying to learn
everything that we can about mateen in the days and weeks and months leading up to this attack. so we're looking into everything. and there's a gentleman here. >> [ inaudible ]? >> well, as you have seen, there have been reports about that. in fact, it was in connection with another investigation. the gun shop owner was interviewed about another matter and during the course of talking to federal agents he mentioned that an individual had come into his shop that he deemed to be somewhat suspicious. it was mr. mateen, although, he didn't make a purchase, didn't buy anything or leave any i.d., there was no way to determine who that individual was and it was only after the tragic events of last weekend that the gun shop owner realized who that individual was and, of course,
provided that information as well and that is -- and we commend him for that and thank him for that. again, we're gathering all of the information that we can. mr. mateen went to a different gun shop and made purchases that he used that night. you've already asked a question. i'm going to go to the lady right next to you and the gentleman in the blue shirt. yes, ma'am. >> the phrase, if you see something, say something, have you [ inaudible ]? >> i'm not going to be able to give you a full readout on that because we're still processing everything. sir? >> [ inaudible ]? >> well, we are hoping to get the funds out as quickly as possible. that would be $1 million that would help the florida department of law enforcement
deal directly with orlando's needs and other jurisdiction's needs to cover the overtime costs and issues here. we're continuing the emergency counseling for both the victims and first responders and those will be ongoing. >> [ inaudible ]? >> well, at this point in time, again, we're taking all information in. i believe that everyone is involved in trying to process the resources that we have sent out. but if additional needs are i identified, we will work to identify them. miss? >> i wonder if you could clarify the timeline before the attack. he went to the club within two hours before the attack and then came back. is that accurate? also, what can you tell us about plane tickets that were purchased for his family to go to san francisco after the attack? >> i'm not going to be able to comment on those right now
because, again, we're still putting all of that together as a timeline. we hope to be able to provide as much information as possible. i'm not able to give that you answer right now. >> what about the video before the attack at a gun range? >> at a gun range? >> there's a video of him using the assault rifle, practicing. >> again, i'll have to ask the local investigators to confirm that with you. there was a lot of video out there and we are trying to, again, provide as much information as we can so i'll ask one of the local investigators to confirm or let you know about that one. and this gentleman in the back, sir. >> the phone calls that he made, 16, i believe, in the last few moments, he apparently had a good-bye call to somebody. will we ever know who all of those callers were and have they all been interviewed? >> we're working to identify anyone that he had contact with that night up to and obviously
including any kind of electronic communication that he had and we're still processing all of that information as well. i'm going to go to this gentleman here. yes? and then i'll go to this gentleman. >> has your investigation found out if he cased out other areas in the orlando area and his interest of joining the florida law enforcement academy several times. >> well, he had a job as a security guard and i believe he had expressed an interest in joining law enforcement. we're still tracking all of that down. with respect to his interest or involvement or attendance at gay clubs, that's been reported. we're following every lead. i'm not able to give you a conclusive answer at this time. i'm going to go to this gentleman here. >> omar mateen [ inaudible ] exam? >> i'm sorry? >> omar mateen have hiv in the autopsy? >> i don't have that information for you.
i'm sorry. ultimately, we are trying to obtain the autopsy reports for everyone who lost their lives, the victims will probably come first and ultimately his on the information there. we will see if we can release those. >> has his body been released to his family? >> i don't know the answer to that at this point. there was a lady in the back. yes, ma'am. >> will you ever be able to fully understand the motivation for this? >> whenever you look at somebody's motivation or intent, whether they are living or intent, you look at their actions and activities surrounding the event. you look at what they said, what they did, how they behaved and you come up with the most reasonable interpretation, the one that fits the facts there. and so we do feel that as we continue to build a timeline and a chronology and to build his life that we will be able to determine this. i cannot tell you definitively
that we will ever narrow it down to one motivation. people often act out of more than one motivation. this is clearly an act of terror and hate. we will look at all motivations and hope to come to a conclusion there. i'm going to go to someone who has not asked a question and then i'll come back to you and this lady. sir? >> is a grand jury being used in this case? >> i'm not going to comment on whether a grand jury is being used. we don't comment on the investigative techniques but we are looking at everything, i can tell you that. >> has his wife [ inaudible ]? >> i'm sorry? >> has the shooter's wife left the state of florida? >> right now, i don't know the answer to that. i believe she was going to travel but i do not know exactly her location now. so there's a young lady here who has not asked a question, a gentleman in the back who has not asked a question. so this young lady. >> are people still in the
hospital who were shot -- [ inaudible ]? >> we are still reconstructing where all of the bullets traveled and how all of the victims died. it will be part of the information that will be made available to you. we don't have the answers because we have not finished that assessment. there's a gentleman all the way in the back who hasn't asked. >> there is a lot of talk about home-grown and domestic terrorism. going forward, how is the justice department going to help protect the citizens of this country from something that isn't as foreign sounding from across the ocean but somewhere right here in our neighborhood, in our town? >> you know, we have spoken about our concerns about home-grown extremists for some time now with all sorts of motivations and reasons for what they do. while it's a challenge, it's one that we will continue to investigate and continue to try
and prevent. we try and identify individuals who express them to different views and lead them to violence and if they are looking to act on that. we ask people who know individuals to alert us to concerns that they may have. in many of the cases that we do investigate of home-grown extremists, we find when we look back over the entire investigation, that at some point, someone was aware of a change or had a concern and noticed something out of the ordinary. so we rely on the public and family members, to a great extent. we also have to think about how do we deal with the fact that because we do have a free and open society and we have to have that, that violent jihadist ideology is easily consumed by individuals who are led down a path and how do we break that chain and interject some sort of point there that leads them into
a different path? how do we keblth with those individuals? we're looking at all of those things. >> i'm sorry for those who didn't -- i tried to get everyone who didn't get to ask a question. i'm sorry for those of you who didn't. >> no-fly, no-buy concept -- [ inaudible ]? >> there would be two very important tools. the ability to stop the sale of a gun to someone on the no-fly list as well as the ability, should a person challenge that because they would have that right as well, to litigate that matter in a way that protects our sensitive, secured and classified information. so those are the two concerns that we have always had with that and we're grateful that congress is looking at addressing those concerns and trying to close this particular loophole for terrorists. thank you. >> just at the end she was referring to republican senator susan collins' measure which
will be unveiled later today. the four gun measures did not pass yesterday on capitol hill. loretta lynch speaking there in orlando. the u.s. attorney general there telling everyone that they have offered up a million dollars to help florida law enforcement in this investigation. not able to say a lot because they are just days into this investigation. there are new details today, though, what we have learned about the gunman in the hours and the day before he murdered all of those sweet, innocent people. we will have that for you at the top of the next hour. but let me get to this photo. a photo of a little girl has been shared thousands and thousands of times. this is all because of a connection to the orlando shootings. the mother of this 3-year-old snapped this picture thinking she's got her daughter in a cute moment. the mom writing on facebook explained, "i took this picture because initially i thought it was funny. i was going to send it to my husband to show what our
mischief vows little 3-year-old was up to. however, the moment she told me what she was doing, i broke down. she was practicing for a lockdown drill at her preschool and what you should do if you are struck in a bathroom." this mom stacey is joining me. thanks for being with me. take me back to the moment that you saw this little girl doing this. >> i honestly thought she was playing and she's a toddler and, you know, they do all sorts of crazy things. i just thought she was kind of goofing around and i thought, oh, my gosh, i'll send a picture to my husband and show what she's been up to today and then when i learned what she was actually doing, i just was floored. i couldn't believe it. >> how would she explain that to you in her 3-year-old language? >> so she just said, i'm doing lockdown drill.
and the school is very good about telling us that they will be doing and participating in some of those drills but just -- in that moment, you know, i knew that she had walked through those at class but i had never seen it with my own eyes and i couldn't believe it and she had, are you happy about it? and she showed me what she's supposed to do and the thought of it just broke me. >> you think about college students, maybe high school, back when i was in -- you know, in elementary school, i remember doing tornado drills and that's about it. your heart as a mother sinks that in his day and age your little girl is cognizant of what is happening? >> yeah, it did. you know, she -- i don't think -- and especially because she's only 3, maybe some of her older siblings know more about what this actually means but for her, this is very much routine. it's a drill that they do and
for her it would be an every day routine that they do but today in the world we live in, this is something that is so common to them and will be a part of their lives. it's heartbreaking. it's definitely a changing world. >> do you think, though, that, you know, preschool-aged kids should be doing active shooter drills? >> well, see, i know from what schools tell you is that they do drills. they don't talk about guns. they don't talk about active shooters, even. what they talk about is what you do if someone who is not supposed to be in the building is there. and -- and i -- i think that what's crazy is that our educators are acting as security guards for our children. i think that's a sign of the times that is just ridiculous. you know, why would anybody be okay with our teachers having to take on the burden of also being
a security guard for our kids and applaud the schools for doing what they can in case of these kinds of circumstances. but at the same time, you know, they try to also do it so that the children, you know, as they walk through it, aren't terrified and, you know, like my 3-year-old, she doesn't realize the scale of it. but at the same time, you know, she knows that if someone is in the building that's not supposed to be there, you know, this is how she hides to protect herself. >> 3 years of age. stacey, thanks for sharing. >> sure. thanks for having me. >> you got it. breaking news here on cnn. i'm brooke baldwin. investigators retracing the steps of the orlando killer in the massacre. cnn has learned that the shooter bought three plane tickets for himself, for his wife and for
his small child just one day before he murdered all of those dozens of people. law enforcement also revealing what the killer did the night of the attack. cnn's justice correspondent evan perez has all of these details. evan, let's begin with the plane tickets. >> well, brooke, these were plane tickets that were bought for him to go from west palm beach to san francisco. we reported that he -- the family has -- he has family members in the bay area. that was the plan in july but we also have learned that the gunman went to the pulse nightclub earlier on saturday night and then left before returning to carry out the attack as the gay nightclub was preparing to close early sunday morning and investigators believe that he may have been checking out the security of the club. the fbi has been using cell phone tracking along with witness statements to build a timeline of his wherebts but
they are still working to determine what he was doing for roughly a two-hour period between when he left the club and then when he returned. he bought these plane tickets. the question is, if he knew he was planning this attack, why did he make these travel plans? the wife has told the investigators that when the gunman left the home on saturday, saturday evening, in ft. pierce, a two-hour drive away from orlando, he was angry and he was carrying a bag with his guns and she pleaded with him not to leave, grabbing him by the arm. she tried multiple times, brooke, during the evening, trying to send him text messages and tried to call him and there was no response. >> evan perez, thank you very much, our justice correspondent. i have with me now, juliette kayyem and harry houck.
every day there's drips and drabs of what we know about him. this notion of buying these plane tickets the day before, you know, i go back to -- did he walk into that club knowing that he was going to die? >> it's things i've gone back and forth on. the fact that he wanted to buy body armor, he wanted to protect himself and that at one stage of what happened, the officers come in as he's trying to exit the front door. he has no notes he left behind and now he's bought plane tickets for the next day. it does make me think that had he parallel plans. one, he was going to get away and never make his great announcement to the world, great to him, or the other was that he was going to get trapped and have this statement about isis and jihad for the press and others. he didn't seem to have a sort of farewell moment, at least with his family. makes me think that he did at least think he could get away with this.
>> what do you think? >> this is probably his backup. in the event i get out of there, i have the airline tickets, get my family and get out of dodge. what is interesting, he had come to that location first and made sure he had his wristband. >> yes. >> when he's coming back later, two hours later with his weapons, he's not going to get stopped at the are do. he'll show his wristband and then be able to do his attack there. but where was he for two hours? that's a big question. >> why do you think he gave two bleeps about a wristband if he's walking in with a mega assault weapon? >> because this was the plan in his head. i'm assuming he walked in with the weapon somehow hidden under his shirt or jacket. we don't know. he didn't have to go through security. just throw the wristband.
>> the fire department had a call and they could have been in there responding to a patron when this man was in there. there are gaps. we don't know when he left and came back how long he was in there among those who he would later murder. >> right. but what we do know is that his wife had constructive knowledge that something very, very bad was going to happen. you know, she's pleading with her husband. she knows. >> that night, texting, calling. >> she will say she didn't know. she knows. she knows he's going to do something absolutely horrible and there's no evidence of a phone call. there's no evidence of a phone call to police. there's nothing. >> from the wife? >> from the wife. >> and her telling the police that, you know, she didn't know what he was going to do, why were you pleading with him, two-hour drive away, what is he going to do? duck hunting? >> let's go back to the fact
that when you read some of the transcripts and read a little bit about the police, it's all about islamic state and jihad and isis. none of it is about the lgbt community. maybe there's more in the conversation that we're not privy to. >> no. they would have released that if there was. he was a complicated, narcissistic mass murderer who also was an islamic terrorist. those are consistent in the sense of he -- he was buying hate and whoever was selling it, he liked. and at this point, he talked about isis. from a counterterrorism perspective, we haven't seen a big social media -- >> you mean communications? >> or even him just doing passive searches. >> we know he was watching beheading videos.
>> right. but nothing like engagement. >> i think he had a conflict in his brain -- there's been information out there that he might be gay and isis and how they hate gays and everybody else and how he wants to be a member of isis. and this was probably why he picked this specific target himself. i think that's his reasoning behind that. >> we have no idea and we may never fully know why he ever did this. juliette and harry, thank you both so much. now to this -- sf all right. to the road to the white house. trump will have a massive speech tomorrow. today, it's all about hillary clinton's words in columbus, ohio. minutes ago, speaking there. secretary clinton hit the
billionaire businessman on an issue known to be his strength, the economy. and that's not just according to donald trump. it's according to a new orc poll out this morning. first, listen to hillary clinton explain point by point by point why she thinks donald trump will not just be bad for the economy but dangerous. >> you might think that because he has spent his life as a businessman, he'd be better prepared to handle the economy. well, it turns out he's dangerous there, too. just like he shouldn't have his finger on the button, he shouldn't have his hands on our economy. now, i don't say that because of typical political
disagreements, liberals and conservatives say trump's ideas may be disastrous. the chamber of commerce and labor unions, mitt romney and elizabeth warren, economists on the right and the left and the center all agree, trump would throw us back into recession. he's written a lot of books about business. they all seem to end at chapter 11. go figure. and over the years, he intentionally ran up huge amounts of debt on his companies and then he defaulted.
>> mr. trump has already responded to secretary clinton on twitter today. >> reporter: that's right, brooke. of course, donald trump is going to be gifgs a speech and attacking hillary clinton but as for today, he's taken to his favorite method of communication, twitter, and unleashed a storm against hillary clinton. here's a sampling for you, responding to her speech saying, "hillary defrauded america as secretary of state. she used it as a personal hedge fund to get herself rich. corrupt, dangerous, dishonest." linking her time as secretary of state to the contributions that she got from foreign governments. >> what about these new poll numbers? cnn/orc is out with all kinds of poll numbers including hillary clinton's slight but spread -- five-point spread over donald trump. he also does quite well when it comes to issues that americans care about, terrorism and the
economy. >> well, the top line is good news for hillary clinton. you want to be leading in the polls and that's what we're seeing in our new orc/cnn poll. hillary clinton is at 47 and trump is at 42%. that's why she's making her case that donald trump is ill-prepared to run the economy and not as successful as a businessman as you might think. when you dig into these numbers about who viewers view as better, trump is at 51% compared to hillary clinton at 43%. pretty clear she is the best person to steer the economy. otherwise, that's the kind of thing that threaten the numbers going forward. >> on the economy -- sara murray, thank you very much. on the economy, promising to improve the economy, there was a potential obviously the
situation could get worse. history shows americans are overdue for some belt tightening. here is cnn correspondent christi christine romans. christine? >> the american economy has been growing now for seven years. the typical expansion since world war ii has been around five years. it's the nature of the business cycle. expansions and contractions. this expansion has been longer than usual. now, no one knows when it will happen, just that it will. business leaders and economists agree that the next president will have to work quickly with congress right out of the gate to make policies that support economic growth and blunt this overdue recession. now, the business world would like immigration reform and a lot more skilled workers and agricultural workers, cut the corporate tax rate by a lot. hillary clinton has proposed a huge frib spending plan, building roads, bridges,
tunnels, modernizing airports. donald trump has proposed a major tax cut for everyone. lower tax cuts is a cornerstone of every economic policy but without spending cuts, tax think tanks think trump's tax plan would add to the deficit. brooke? >> christine, thank you. i want to bring in the author of this book, "the savage truth on money." terry savage is with us now. also, ryan william, who. terry, i defer to you on all things economy and what we're hearing as far as a potential recession under each potential administration. we just heard christine talk about that. what do you think? >> well, we would all like to repeal the business cycle.
history says that's not so. recently, we've had a longer period of time of recessions. after 1991, we went ten years without a recession. and, you know, there's an interesting argument about whether we must have a recession and how destructive it would be. after all, the numbers show that coming out of the last recession in the last seven years, we've had really relatively slow growth and job creation. so there's an argument that says even if we had a recession -- and probably we will in the coming years, it won't be as devastating because we're not coming off an economic boom right now, that's for sure. >> ryan, on the politics of all of this, you don't like neither of them, trump nor clinton. but when it comes to the economy and the next four years, who do you feel more comfortable with? >> i think your polls show that voters are more comfortable with trump. >> what about you? >> i'm listening to both
candidates, but trump has business experience in the private sector. i think voters like that. hillary clinton, someone who spent her life in government, a pretty bad record on economic issues in the senate and i think that's why voters, despite their misgivings for both candidates, if this focuses on economic issues, it will be beneficial for his candidacy. >> will you, ryan williams, consider voting for hillary clinton? >> no. >> no way, no way, no way? >> no. absolutely. >> let me play this piece as we heard hillary clinton speaking earlier. you know, trump's big mantra is america first. hillary clinton pointed that out and this. >> trump's own products are made in a lot of countries that aren't named america. trump ties are made in china. trump suits in mexico. trump furniture in turkey, trump picture frames in india trump
bar ware in slovenia. i could go on and on but you get the picture. i'd love for him to explain how that fits with america first. >> terry, that's one of the many slams on trump today. but on the flip side, one could argue he has a lot of money, millions and millions in real estate properties right here in america and he simply is a smart businessman and is a businessman and has products overseas as well. how do you think that will resonate will americans? >> this will be very interesting because it's no wonder that more smart business people aren't going into politics. the decisions that might make sense for a business are not necessarily popular for people. but trump has threatened a trade war, threatening china. there are currency policies which china's currency is stronger now.
it's not weakening its currency. he's going to have a tough time convincing americans that a trade war would be good for them when it's bad for his business and when it's been pretty good for consumers who bought a lot of inexpensive things that we've imported. that doesn't lead to jobs in america and that's a political problem. his biggest business problem is the one that hillary got at today, which is his own personal flawed track record and the way he deals with death -- i'm on neither side of this politically but even his threat at one point to just simply default on the u.s. national debt, that's the kind of thing that is a very shoot from the hip attitude that might be okay for a businessman to talk about doing it in his own business but that's really dangerous to america. so, unfortunately, we're not going to get a lot of economic debate even though there are different views about taxes, how to deal with student debt and
trade. i think hillary today showed herself to be a more conservative and acceptable way to deal with the economic issues than the one she brought up about trump. that's sad. there's a big economic difference between the tax policies. it should be discussed. >> ryan, quickly, last word. she brought up mitt romney, your former guy. do you think he's wincing at all? >> i think mr. romney has made his position clear. the voters can make their own decisions. >> ryan williams, thank you very much. staying on politics, did donald trump just question hillary clinton's christian faith today? he talked to a group of evangelicals. we'll speak to someone who was there. what was it that he said? also, ahead, sex and a
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all right. just in to us, donald trump questioning hillary clinton's christian faith during his event today with evangelicals. this is one of the party's most reliable voting blocs. many would perhaps have preferred ben carson. liberals, like hillary clinton, do not. president of students for life for america is joining me. they describe abolishing abortion in their lifetimes. kristen, nice to meet you. >> thanks for having me on. >> still have your trump bracelet on? >> i do. >> explain to me, i know you were in a huge room and it was
tough to hear. what was it that he said about hillary clinton's faith? >> he's been scrutinized about his beliefs and the question of are candidates on the other side being scrutinized as well. >> and do you think that is a fair assessment, that, you know, more liberal folks aren't as questioned? >> i think it's true. if you look at the democratic primary debate, you know, really the social issues don't come up. there's not a lot of questions about faith. i watched the whole debate with my husband. there wasn't any question about faith. that's always the cornerstone question. >> is it a question, though, or something that a number of candidates bring up, like a mike huckabee or ted cruz inherently bringing up their beliefs in answering the question because it's so important? >> sure. i think it's a little bit of both. especially as you look at 2012, rick santorum would be on that debate stage and say, hey, i
have a question about abortion because those are the only questions that i ever get. >> do you think, though -- i remember some months ago when donald trump had questioned ted cruz's faith and do you think it is christian of anyone to question anyone's faith? no one can crawl into the mind of a ted cruz or hillary clinton. is that fair? >> i think what's fair is, you want to know what is in your heart. we want to talk about our beliefs and why we believe the way we do and especially why we are excited to be speaking to mr. trump today, because we wanted to know what was in his heart, what is really there. you can use those talking points of, i'm a christian and pull out scriptures. what is your story? >> you say you do feel like some folks are coming around to donald trump.
>> uh-huh. >> why do you think that is? >> i think some folks in the room, there was some applause and people were getting excited. others remained very skeptical. i think there will be a good portion of those in the room, kind of like myself who will more than likely vote for him when hillary clinton or donald trump -- >> so you're not a definite yet? >> today was like that dating website just lunch. it was very much just lunch. >> not ready to commit to dinner? >> no. >> kristan, thank you for joining me. >> thanks for having me. four gun control bills failing in the u.s. senate. perhaps senator susan collins could bring about a different result. we'll have that live coming up next. ers. drive with uber and put a dollar sign in front of your odometer. like this guy. technically i'm a cook.
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i'm never going back to a manual brush. bottom of the hour, you're watching cnn. i'm brooke baldwin. thank you for being with me. on capitol hill today, news just in, republican senator susan collins from the beautiful state of maine announcing that she will indeed introduce a gun control key legislation. senator collins wants to deny those who are on the government's no-fly list like the orlando shooter. >> surely, the terrorist attacks in san bernardino and orlando that took so many lives are a call for compromise are a plea
for bipartisan action. >> this is tough for her, even as a moderate republican, the senate has rejected four different gun control measures aimed at enforcing stricter background checks and blocking gun sales to those on that watch list. president obama not at all pleased with the senate's inaction on twitter today writing that "gun violence requires more than moments of silence. it requires action. in failing that test, the senate failed the american people." let's go to manu raju. what do you know about a potential vote? >> this bill has a chance of passing, brooke, but a very slim chance at best. even though it has a bipartisan coalition of senators behind it, influential senators like lindsey graham of south carolina, tim kaine of virginia, what it does not have it the
numbers. republicans were concerned about. so of the provisions in this bill. if this bill -- if someone is denied the sale of a firearm, it gives them a right to appeal after the fact. the republicans want the government to look at this before to determine whether someone should be denied a sale if they are on the watch list. and the democrats don't believe it has enough teeth to it. the justice department has laid out a number of concerns as well. also, you have politics. the nra, which is very influential, we're hearing that lobbying against it on capitol hill and democrats don't want to lose an issue of gun control on this very, very issue on denying terror suspects, guns on what they believe is a watered down bill, all of which makes things very hard. we haven't talked about the republican house. the chance of passing there is very slim. >> all of this directly in the
wake of what happened in orlando as we know the president and vice president went down to pay their condolences to talk to law enforcement survivors. also, along with them, senator bill nelson of florida and senator marco rubio. now, marco rubio, i understand, manu, you caught up with him and talked to him about a possible run to hang on to his senate seat. what did he say? >> absolutely. he's got until friday to make a critical decision about his future and about the senate seat as well. republican leaders are pushing him very, very hard to run for re-election but it's very clear that marco rubio is really struggling with this decision. >> when i make a decision and i'm ready to announce it, i'll tell you, i promise. >> if you run, will you commit to serving six years as a senator if you run and win? >> well, when i make my decision, if that's a pertinent question, we'll answer it. but we're not ready to answer it yet. >> are you personally struggling
with this in any way? >> look, we'll have a chance to talk about all of these things when the time comes to do that. right now, we're focused on other things here regarding our work. >> remember, brock, marco rubio said he was going to take the past weekend to talk about this with his family and a lot of folks, republican leaders especially, were hoping that he would come back and be ready to run. it's still very clear that he has some maybe second thoughts or has not made a full decision yesterd yet in his democrat. >> you were going to just keep asking him questions until he walked through that door, manu raju. excellent job. thank you. coming up next, donald trump has pledged to match donations dollar to dollar with his own money for the next two days. will that be enough against hillary clinton and her campaign? we'll look at how they tackle the money problems. if you have medicare
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when it comes to raising money for the general election, hillary clinton is crushing donald trump. we have the numbers. the clinton campaign raised 27 million last month compared to 3 million by the trump camp. clinton's cash on hand at the end of may, 42 million. mr. trump, 1.3. but, donald trump speaking to nbc says he has a plan in mind to infuse more cash into his campaign if more cash doesn't pour in. >> i'll do what i spent in the primaries. i spent $55 million of my own money to win the primaries. 55. now, you know, that's a lot of
money by even any standard. i may do that again in the general election. i have a lot of cash and i may do it in the general election. but it would be nice to have some help from the party. >> so we now know he will do that. jake tapper, host of "the lead" and "state of the union," here's my question to you, my friend, not so much as into the self-funding notion but, you know, weeks away from cleveland, from the convention, the fact that mega republican donors are not writing checks. how concerning do you think that is for the campaign? >> it's very concerning although i should point out there are efforts now to raise that money. mr. trump has done something along the lines of ten events in nine days and then there's a group called rebuilding america now with pledges, they say. i think there will be in future
reports more money in the trump and pro-trump coffirs. he does believe his ability to garner all sorts of free media will compensate for whatever chasm he's able to raise and his opponents are. >> corey lewandowski was fired in the last 24 hours, you have this fundraising -- i know senator sessions did not want to call it a stunt but this matching donations for two days, you have that, and then his big speech tomorrow. how do you see this? do i see this as, okay, makes sense, team trump pivoting towards the general election or is this sort of panic time. >> well, i mean, both. i think after the last few
weeks, look, mr. trump has had a very rough few weeks. there's a recognition of that fact within the trump campaign and certainly within the republican national committee and an effort to right the ship and get him to focus on the issues that were so appealing when it comes to trade and immigration reform and the like. i do think that, of course, it's not unprecedented to get of a senior campaign person. mccain did it in 2008. al gore did it in 2000. it's meant in some ways usually to send a signal to the donors and the party that everything is going to be okay. they are getting things under control and it's generally also a substantive move to fix or change a problem. what change will take place, i don't know. at the end of the day, mr. trump is mr. trump. >> uh-huh. he said this morning he will not change.
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the mayor libby schaaf says she's dealing with text messages. the police force is being run by a civilian administrator for now. nancy grace, hln host, former prosecutor, i wanted to bring you in here to walk us through but it's a mess. >> it's a huge mess. an officer shoots himself, commits suicide. none of this had apparently gone to internal affairs, nothing. and it only comes to light when o'brien shoots himself. in 2014, his wife commits suicide. i was briefly a homicide investigation. we believe o'brien was one of the police officers involved with the underaged girl.
now, she's not underaged anymore but remember, the statute of limitations on statutory rape of underaged sex is six years in this jurisdiction. these officers are not just looking at getting thrown off the force. they are looking at criminal prosecution. i want to tell you one other thing. i will never forget, i had worked with these three apd officers like a hand in the glove advice. we were trying to crack a prostitution ring. we worked for months out on the street. it was bitter cold. we got a conviction and i remember a year later i found out they were busted, these three cops, for robbing dopers. i could not have been more shocked. so when a police officer does something like this, it's doubly upsetting. >> four chiefs, ten days, the
mayor in oakland says the sex scandal isn't related to the texting scandal so we can only assume -- obviously she's trying to figure this whole thing out and then ultimately hire a new police chief. >> yeah. there's been three police in the last two weeks. there's not only the sex scandal tipped off by an officer killing himself over it but now you have these racist texts. now, they've been very vague about what the racist texts are about and the content of them. i've read several articles about and we've been digging a around to find out what was the content of them but i can't confirm it yet, but what we're hear something they're pretty bad, and they include racist images, and they were reportedly sent -- i know. reportedly sent by african-american police officers. don't know if any of that is true, but we do know that racist texts were sent and there's
investigation going down, and, again, that may not be a crime because you've got free speech in our country. you can be a racist and it's not a crime, although it's loathsome, but when you're a cop and you do it, that could be a civil rights violation. think rodney king. yeah. >> wow. >> it ain't over yet. >> we know you're on it on hln. >> i am on it. >> thank you, nancy grace. we'll watch you week nights at 8:00. thank you, thank you. we'll stay on it here as well. >> yes, ma'am. coming up next though, an incredible lesson in bravery taught by a 5-year-old little girl with a terminal illness. how her parents gave her the power to decide how she wanted to die. >> julianna's disease was like a prison for her body but not her spirit. now that prison is broken up and julianna can soar. on angels' wings.
this is a bit of a tear jerker but it's an important one to end this day on. a big and fabulous tea party complete with a cupcake stand, but this was not a birthday party. this is how the parents of 5-year-old julianna snow honored her memory after she died from an incurable disease. julianna, you see, had made it known she want eed to go to hean rather than keep going to the hospital. elizabeth cohen has more on what julianna's parents did after she took her final breath. ♪ >> reporter: a christmas carol in june because it was julianna snow's favorite song. she passed away last week at the age of 5. her mom, dad, and brother arranged a celebration foreign a funeral with all of her favorite things. mourners decorated cupcakes and painted their nails. children played with her toys. >> because you don't usually
think of cupcake stations and nail polish stations and decorations and pink balloons for a funeral. >> she would say why not? she loved bright, fabulous, more is more, fun. >> reporter: every day julianna wore one of these princess dresses. what princess are you today? >> cinderella. >> reporter: when we visited her last october her nails were painted in pink and white polka dots. despite her breathing mask she sang for us another one of her favorite as long as. ♪ let it go, let it go >> are elsa and anna, i foreget are they cousins or -- >> they're sisters. >> oh, they're sisters. >> it's anna. >> i said anna. it's anna. i'm sorry. >> i forgive you. >> she forgives you. >> reporter: julianna was dying from an incurable neuromuscular
disease, and she had a very specific request for her parents. you blogged about it. >> yes. >> reporter: let's take a look. >> so, me, julianna, if you get sick again, dwoupt do you want to go to the hospital or stay home? >> julianna, not the hospital. me, even if that means you will go to heaven if you stay home? julianna, yes. me, and you know that mommy and daddy won't come with you right away. you will go by yourself first. julianna, don't worry, god will take care of me. >> reporter: julianna told her parents she hated the hospital, especially a procedure called nasal suctioning. >> you stick a tube up the nose, down past the tongue, back into the throat as deep as you can go and you start suctions. if given the choice of me or one of the other respiratory techs she would usually ask for me to do it. >> was that hard to do? >> yeah. >> could you watch her go through this again do you think? >> if i had to, i'd do it. >> reporter: would it save her
life to do it again if she were to get an infection? >> i don't think so. >> reporter: a year and a half after julianna made her wishes clear, she died not in a hospital room but in her pink princess bedroom. >> she went after 18 beautiful months. she didn't go after a year of horrible hospitalization. things got a lot easier for us when we started following her lead and listening to what was important to her. >> does it make you happy to be home? >> i love all this stuff. >> she died i think exactly where she wanted to die. >> reporter: her family says julianna arrived in heaven on her terms. >> julianna's disease was like a prison for her body, but now that prison is broken up and julianna can soar on angels' wings. >> reporter: elizabeth cohen, vancouver, washington. >> my goodness. what do you say to that? just with everything we've been
covering, everything going on in the world. that gives us perspective. just squeeze your little ones. squeeze your loved ones and remember what is important. we all need to. i'm brooke baldwin, thank you so much for being with me here today. we'll be back tomorrow. in the meantime, to washington we go. "the lead" with jake tapper starts right now. thanks, brooke. would what board room donald say about his campaign cash flow issues? "the lead" starts right now. hillary clinton calling donald trump dangerous again, attempting to clobber him on the economy as trump, a man whose name is nearly synonymous with cash, answers questions about why his campaign seems relatively broke. breaking news, new details in the orlando terror investigation. where the killer went in the hours before the shooting, and what was he doing with three plane tickets? plus, democrats