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incredibly inspiring that they lift you back up out of the seat and you reengage on this issue which often can be extremely despairing. >> all right, josh fox, thank you so much. again documentary is called how to let go of the world and all of the thing the climate cannot change. that's it for the lead. i'm jake tapper. now i turn to brianna keilar right next door in the situation room. brianna? >> a stunning 5-3 ruling the supreme court throws out a it. p law that made it much harder for women to get abortions. the landmark decision puts the understaffed board in the middle of the 2016 campaign and reactions are pouring in. campaign recalibration. donald trump's campaign is staffing up for the push to november. but the candidate down plays any change from his controversial tactic saying i do what i do. as he launches a new attack on
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democratic senator elizabeth warren. trailblazers. liz yej warren joining hillary clinton on the campaign trail and w a blistering attack of her own. is this a tryout for the 2016 ticket? and brak lash as in brexit backlash. brexit causes this as u.s. stocks follow european markets in a steep plunge as investors react to brexit, britain's decision to quit the european union. what does it mean for americans? wolf blitzer is off. i'm brie annbrianna keilar, you in "the situation room." >> it is a biggest abortion riling in decades. supreme court today tossing out a texas law which put tight restrictions on abortion clinics and providers. with the court still at less than full strength with the
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death of justice scalia, the ruling was 5-3. majority arguing that texas law posed an undue burden on women. the decision is being felt in the presidential campaign. hillary clinton calling it a victory for women across america. donald trump has not weighed in but house speaker paul ryan says the quote to fight will not stop here. trump is speaking out on other matters as republicans figit over his brash style. trump suggests he plans no campaign tactics or behavior and is slamming elizabeth warren accusing her of making up her heritage and calling her a racist. warren herself unloading on trump calling him a small insecure money grubber. that came during her first valley with hillary clinton and what could be a rehearsal for running mate and stocks are plunging with no breaks. brexit's vote to leave the european union spooks investors
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for a second straight day. we will look at the impact there. and i'll speak with republican congressman adam kenningser and analysts and guests have full coverage of the day's top stories. i want to begin now with this major supreme court ruling on abortion and cnn justice correspondent pamela brown. this may be the most important abortion case in the generation, pamela. >> it is significant, brianna. in fact considered the most consequencon consequence shl case in two decades. siding with the liberal justices to hand abortion rights activists this victory by striking down the texas law with two controversial provisions that requires doctors at these clinics to have admitting privileges at local hospitals and requires clinics to have hospital like standards in the liberal justice says the standard are required for more risky procedures than abortion and those opposed to the law said this is a thinly fail aid
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tempt to end abortion in the state because it would shutter most of the clinics. now those who supported the law said this is about women's health and women's safety and that the 5.4 million women of reproductive age in the state would have access to clinics within 150 miles but it's clear here that the five justices felt like these provisions were unnecessary and would place an undue burden on those women. there were some strong descents from justice thomas who actually i lewded to the fact this case never should have been taken up in the first place and gives positions and clinics a constitutional right that they do not deserve. and this will have a huge impact going forward because there are similar laws already on the book that are being challenged in the lower courts. of course this would put those laws in jeopardy and it would deter other states from passing similar laws to this. back to you, brianna. >> pamela brown of the supreme
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court. thank you. donald trump hasn't weighed in on the supreme court decision but he is speaking out today stepping up his attacked against democratic senator elizabeth warren. while he is fuelling his campaign he is making it clear he is not about to change his campaign style. cnn's phil mattingly is looking into that. what the latest from donald trump? bill? >> donald trump appears to be caught in the middle. his campaign making moves to professionalize and they gear up for general election. but the candidate still unwilling to shed the persona that got him this far. this is leading it a split personality of sorts that has top gop officials increasingly uneasy. >> donald trump tonight shifting focus back on the general election after two-day swing through scotland this weekend to a tend to one of his golf courses. >> is beating hillary clinton a par 3 or par 5, sir? >> i think it would be easy. certainly here it would be easy.
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have a good night. we're going up to the 14th tee if anyone want to see, they say, one of the great sights of the world. these are among the largest dunes anywhere in the world. if you would like to see it, follow me. >> appearing to ratchet back his blanket statement about not allowing muslims into the u.s. restating that they would be aloud if they were quote vetted strongly. >> have you tweaked your policy on that? >> even as he insisted today he has no plans to change. telling nbc news quote i do what i do. i've listened to this for a long time. the beginning of the primaries he should do this, he should do that. i won in a landslide. something he hammered home by focussing personal attacks on elizabeth warren, in the very same interview. continuing to call letter poke
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pocahontas. trump saying she made up her heritage which is racist. i think she is a racist actually because what she did is very racist. trump schedule an economic speech tuesday in pennsylvania. a swing state he pledged to win in november. >> we will win pennsylvania in the general. >> the billionaire holding a second event tuesday in another key battle yound state. ohio. trump from staffing to fund raising to strategy moving quickly to get list campaign on track for the general election. amid continuing concerns from the highest levels of the gop. >> i think there is no question that he made a number of mistake over the last few weeks. i think they are beginning to right the ship. >> i didn't hear you say whether or not you thought he was qualified. >> look, i will let the american people decide. >> those concerns bolstered by poll numbers that are consistent on two front. a national lead for hillary clinton, and trump surpassing clinton when it comes to unfavorable ratings.
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trump is firing back, questioning the polls and continuing to attack hillary clinton for her position on the historic brexit vote. saying on twitter, she quote, has no sense of markets and such bad judgment with the republican convention rapidly approaching trump continues to struggle to unite the party telling the "new york times" if there's no endorsement then i would not invite them to speak. texas senator ted cruz and ohio governor john kasich will not get convention speaking slots in they don't endorse the new york billionaire. >> the use of force is always and only a last resort. >> i would bomb the [ bleep ] out of them. >> and moves to halt efforts by cruz supporters to block trump from he is cue are nomination in cleveland. >> our campaign is organized. we will have a good convention and we are confident we are not behind the clinton campaign. >> and brianna, aides to both
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john kasich and ted cruz are making clear neither of the former presidential candidates actually sought a speaking slot nor are they planning on seeking a slot in the future. one interesting element is john kasich. popular home state governor. this is state where he defeated trump by nearly 250,000 votes in march. as for what he will be doing, aides say it'll be focused on down ballot races. >> all right. phil mattingly, thank you so much. joining me more to tuck about trump is adam kinsinger of illinois. former air force pilot who served in iraq and afghanistan. much to talk about. i do want to ask you about the new phase congressman because donald trump he may say that there's no 2.0. but we are certainly seeing him temper his rhetoric at least at times. what do you make of this? >> well i hope he is. i hope this is long-term. every time i've gotten to the point where i think he is tempering his rhetoric, he's
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not. he says something else. i think the unfortunate comments about come to his golf course because the pound's falling and that's great for his golf course is one of those for instance. but i've always said myself, i'm not a never trump guy. i want to support the republican nominee. but as an american before a republican, i need to see some of that. my hope is, you know, truly we are seeing trump 2.0. he is taking very seriously the fact he is running for abraham lincoln and ronald reagan's job and leader of the free world. if that's the case i think the next few weeks will tell if it's not the next few weeks will tell that too. >> so you are looking to see if perhaps you have been very critical of him but you would love to endorse at least in theory the republican nominee here. donald trump is saying his muslim ban would apply to muslim countries and wouldn't carry out mass deportations. we haven't heard him talk about the border wall lately. are those ships enough for you if he continues this over the
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next couple weeks to consider endorsing it? >> i think if we see a shift in tone, shift to presidential, if we see a shift in some of the corrosive policies. the muslim ban, what you have now is really a war within islam where they are defining what islam is and to say things about banning all muslims. all muslims frankly takes the side of islam we don't want to win and those would marry church and state together and it feeds into that narrative. i've always agreed that places where you have hostiles and war we need to have intense scrutiny. but to say cut all muss lilims is frankly unamerican. if this is the beginning of a new donald trump, we have four or five months in front of us and we can tell on that. but i'm not going to jump on it immediately because of a few good things. i want to see a few more good things. i'm american before republican.
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i'm republican because i believe in what the republicans believe is best for the country. >> when donald trump was asked about what about a muslim from scotland enhe said quote, wouldn't bother me. do you think he could pivot from the muslim ban. he is trying to rhetorically but do you think he can? >> you know, i don't know. this is really on him just like you nighting the republican party right now. is on donald trump. as you see as they have hillary and bernie and supporters including them by the fold. and this is on donald trump to do it. and with mass deportations and maybe over time you can overcome it but there is no doubt a lot of damage done. but again, i would love to get to the point where i can support the republican nominee but it's going to, for me at least, take some time. >> will you be going to the convention? >> you know, i'm undecided right
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now. i may good for a few days and i may not. that remains to be seen. i haven't made that decision and i have another couple weeks to do it. >> what would require you to shift towards going to the convention? same thing that you -- same things you talk about in being able to endorse donald trump? changes you would want to see? >> i think that's some of it. look, if i went to the convention, it would be because i want to have a purpose and i want to be able to unite the republican party. >> can you go without endorsing him? >> yeah, it's possible. if somebody goes and they haven't necessarily endorsed them, sometimes you can just create more of a problem because you know you're there and you have a party that's trying to unite. it was rightfully nominated by our party. rightfully nominating donald trump. but if i can't get there, you don't want to be adistraction to a party trying to unite. it is a decision i have it make and i'm sure i will know more in a couple weeks. >> senate majority leader asked if donald trump is qualified. saying he will leave it up to voters to decide which it speaks
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volumes what he doesn't say there. what is the message it sends to you in a way do you feel like you have a cover because mitch mcconnell isn't supporting it? >> well, maybe some cover, i don't feel like i need cover. i've been pretty out there on what i think is right. i was elected to this job not just to get re-elected. that's why and he does qualify and constitutional yes he is but people have it make a decision on if they reach their level of qualifications. some of the things he said. and it makes them comfortable and everybody pivots in the general election and great. he's got to bring 51% of the americans on his side which he is not at right now. it'll be interesting to watch over the next few months that's for sure. >> i have much more to ask you congressman. what does syria have to do with
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kinzinger from illinois. he served in iraq and afghanistan. i know you've been looking at what's happened in britain, a brexit. and i suspect that you think there is some lessons that the gop should be taking from this. >> yeah, i think there is some lessons. i think the larger thing is look, what has led to this. there is a lot around the globe that happens it a tale of 10 to 15 years after a major economic crises. people turn inwards.
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you saw it after the great depression. you are seeing it now. so i think the key, what i would say, is you don't want to feed insecure its of people. it is reiterating, for the united states to be involved around the globe. it the fact that we have a mission to be an example of people of what self governance is. and so there are lessons. can you kind of play it people's insecure its or lead them out of that insecurity and show them the way out. and i think that's a lesson to take. >> you think that i know you blame the obama administration, how it handled syria for the sort of trickle down that caused the feelings, sentiment that we have seen in britain. and i do wonder at this point where you stand on that. i know that you were add vericating for military intervention for targeted strikes in syria, in 2013. and is that foundation by 51 state department officials to use these targeted strikes against the assad regime? >> yeah, i think you have to.
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the reality is assad will never regain control of all of syria. even if he stays in power, he has a fraction of syria and the rest of syria will remain afghanistan pre9/11. it is the instability that assad caused which led to not only half a million people dying but to the, you know, rooting of isis and raqqa and everything else. and i think the bigger problem is the mass migration out of syria, not talking about immigration, talking about mass migration out of syria, into europe, created this real concern. a clash of cultures that existed on a pretty massive scale and that red to a lot of the rise to put up will walls and borders and failure to intervene in syria definitely has a part in led to brexit because even if they still have the vote without it i think there is a number of people that their concern was migration and has led to this problem. there is no good answers but i will tell you this conflict will not burn itself out over time.
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like a volcano that keeps spewing ash and lava and spreads to other countries. >> congressman adam kinzinger, thank you very much. joining us live from chicago. we appreciate it. coming up, hillary clinton and elizabeth warren campaigning together for the first time. is this an a audition for a possible running mate? >> that's who donald trump is. the guy who wants it all for himself. and watch out. because he will crush you into the dirt. to get whatever he wants. that's who he is. ♪ ♪ the captivating lexus rc, with available 306 horsepower.
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cnn national correspondent suzanne malveaux has details on this. suzanne, some people say that warren's appearance seemed a bit like an audition. >> i talked with several campaign operatives who told me they were watching closely the body language between the two dynamic female leaders. watching closely how the crowd would respond and mindful whether or not warren would overshadow clinton. they told me that the clinton/warren pairing did not disappoint. >> i'm with her. yes, her. >> hillary clinton and elizabeth warren joining forces for the first time in the campaign. >> donald trump said he will make america great again. stamped right there on the front of his goofy hat.
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you want to see goofy? look at him in that hat. >> today's event in ohio fuelling speculation that warren could be selected as clinton's running mate. using the opportunity to unleash a blistering critique of donald trump. >> what kind of man roots for people to lose their job, lose their homes, lose their life savings. i'll tell what you kind of a man. a small insecure money-grubber who fights for no one but himself. >> and using trump's controversial comments throughout the primary season against him. >> donald trump calls african-americans thugs. muslims terrorists. latinos rapists and criminals and women, bimbos. hillary clinton believes that racism, hatred, injustice and bigotry have no place in our country. >> clinton voicing appreciation for warren's tenacity. >> i do just love it see how she
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gets under donald trump's thin skin. >> clinton is hoping that warren will also help her win over more progressive voters in the democratic party. who backed bernie sanders during the primary. the former secretary of state today striking a populous tone. >> we must have an economy that works for everyone again. not just those at the top. >> clinton and warren today sounding very much united. but that has not always been the case. warren remained neutral throughout the democratic primary fight. only endorsing clinton earlier this month. and in the 2004 interview with pbs, criticizing clinton's position on a piece of bankruptcy legislation. >> she has taken money from the groups and more to the point, she worries about them as a constituency. >> now with warren's help, clinton hopes to block trump from the white house. slamming the billionaire over his support for brexit. >> within 24 hours, americans lost $100 billion from our
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401(k)s. he tried to turn a global economic challenge into an infomercial. >> releasing a new television ad to hammer at home. >> when the pound goes down, more people are coming to turnberry. >> all this has new reports released by democratic members of the select committee on benghazi which slammed republicans for what they call investigation into the benghazi attack that led to the death of four americans. this issue of course republicans have continued to press against clinton through out the campaign. brianna? >> suzanne malveaux, thank you. let's get more with cnn political commentator se cupp, tubin, dana bash, and peter bainard. first i want to know what you think about this pairing. how it went today. whether we are talking about hillary clinton, having a pretty
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good sidekick, though did seem to be enthusiasm or chances that elizabeth warren would really be a vice presidential pick. >> she's according to people who we talked to and i'm sure you are hearing this too, because you covered the campaign, she is being vetted. an actual vetting. there was so muching in in that room and you have been to way more hillary clinton events than i have. but especially compared to bernie sanders, there was a big difference in terms of that enthusiasm. that clearly she has with elizabeth warren in the room. and they seem to have chemistry. chemistry on the campaign trail is important. the question is, she's somebody who is methodical, what about chemistry in a potential administration, that's a different ball game. >> and what is true about vice presidential candidates they most of the time campaign separately. what does elizabeth warren bring it a ticket that someone else
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might not bring. and that's not clear. yeah, she needs help in massachusetts. she has more problems than elizabeth warren. is there a chance of expanding what she might -- >> well i'm an fan of elizabeth warren's politics. i think that warren is everything that hillary clinton is not. she is progressive, she is charismatic, she connects with people. i think having elizabeth warren would point out hillary's flaws and deficiencies. i think she would overshadow her. >> you think they would make up? >> no as you say they are campaigning microsoftly separately. go ahead, peter. >> i think the case for elizabeth warren is that she not only energizes the progressive wing that bernie sanders focus the young voters to turn out big but she also potentially does well with potential donald trump supporters in the industrial
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midwest. because her brand of progressivism is very anti-globalization. it is very populous and if you are worried that donald trump's appeal potentially is in winning states like pennsylvania, ohio, michigan, wisconsin, she would be an effective campaigner there. i think the reason i think i still don't think she will be pick said that i think the clinton people worry about her loyalty. i don't think she think she is a team player and loyalty is extremely important to hillary clinton. >> i think peter is analyzing votership in a very academic and probably correct academic scholarly way but i don't think there are trump voters in the midwest who would be turned to a hillary clinton ticket because elizabeth warren is on it. i just think that makes no sense to me. all due respect, peter, i understand your analysis. but i met trump voters. you're not going to peel them off with elizabeth warren. >> well, look. they don't like hillary clinton. no question about it. but there is i think a category
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of people who are deeply anti-globalization. who might be a potentially attracted to trump and i think elizabeth warren is a very compelling person for those people. she makes hillary clinton look further from wall street. >> does she make bernie sanders irrelevant in the bernie sanders has not come out yet to campaign with hillary clinton? he made the sounds about okay the writing is on the wall and i'm not the nominee. but now in a way, does she sort of fill in for bernie sanders? >> certainly the latest polling information suggests that virtually all the bernie sanders people are going to wined up voting for hillary clinton. i think that you know, he is an important force. he has a lot of money still. he has a list of contributors he could use to bring other progressive candidates along. but in terms of the presidential race, i don't think bernie sanders is very important any more. >> and i think bernie sanders can thank bernie sanders for that. because this event today -- >> he could have -- >> very well could have been hillary clinton and bernie
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sanders. instead it is elizabeth warren. >> some reporting this is fresh here we good cnn's jim acosta and gloria borger are reporting that rolling out soon a temporary immigration ban. no longer focused on muslims but on people coming from countries who train and equip terrorists. can he make that pivot? >> on the face of it he is ridiculous. he may be able to do it optically and rhetorically but that's a ridiculous proposal. just look at some of the recent european terrorist attacks. perpetrated by europeans. yes, muslims. but europeans. how would we stop a homegrown european terrorist from coming over if they are coming from france or brussels or great britain. it is just a nonsolution. not serious. and i think it shows that they are are sort of cowing to the leaders in his party who think
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okay, you can't go this far. well instead of going that far he is taking it back and not getting any more substantive though or taking issues any more seriously. just sort of, like i said, cowing under the case of the pressure. >> peter, what do you think? >> yeah. i agree. you know, maybe there was a moment after he locked up the nomination where there could have been a real pivot and people were willing it take a second look. but you know, he is really wrecked that opportunity. he has used this period very, very badly. and so now, you know, he will say well, it is not an entire muslim ban and he said a ban on all muslims for months and months and months. he is not that credible. and s.e. says, that new proposal doesn't make sense either because there are attacks committed by french citizens. so it makes no more sense. i don't see how this will help him a lot. >> dana, you nodded when peter says, he could have maybe made some sort of pivot after he was
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clearly going to be the nominee. >> not just that, exactly, but a specific moment, the speech he gave after the orlando massacre, where he doubled down on this. but he also, in that speech, did expand and say, didn't just talk about, you know, muslims from around the world. but then he went on to talk about specific countries. that weekend i actually was filling in for jake tapper and i interviewed jeff sessions and he started to name names of the countries. talking about egypt and other countries that could potentially put in this category. but didn't pull back on the overall most controversial part of the proposal. >> mexicans too -- >> well, i mean, how do you change a fundamental -- it's leak, the fence is obviously a big part of the campaign too. is it now going to be a --
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>> a wall. he calls it the wall. >> is it going to be a mote instead? you got to have like a standard -- >> the concept, he has -- he has proven himself to be so incredibly malleable that to whom ever's ear he is trying to appeal he will say something that completely flies in the face of the last thing he just said. this should be a red flag, i think, to voters and his supporters. alas it has not been throughout the duration of the campaign. >> we will see how he responds to this idea. s.e., jeff, peter, dana, thank you all. breaking news next, financial turmoil, political chaos and shocking hate crimes. we good to london for the latest on the brexit fallout. and i will talk to cnn's richard quest about that. plus, lhorror stories on th attack from the pulse nightclub. should police have moved on the gunman sooner? with usaa is awesome.
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clearly much, much stronger as the pound and euro weaken because of uncertainty. that dollar strength is going to hit big u.s. exporters from ford to general electric to caterpillar and ultimately taking its toll on the u.s. economy. and then you just got simply the uncertainty, so many big u.s. corporations have subsidiaries have major operations across europe. some in the uk, some in continental europe. everybody is wondering how this plays out. brianna, one thing we do know, we won't have an answer tomorrow or next week or next month because the new british prime minister won't be in place until september 2nd. so we've got several months of deep uncertainty and that's what you're seeing in the market. >> richard, tell us about some of the mps who were promoting the campaign.
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they were make certain promises about what the basically the dues to the eu would now be spent on. and it seems like they are back pedaling quickly now in a number of those pledges. is this a big case of promises broken? >> oh, it's a case of -- they join the campaign. they said, million pound spent would be spent on the national health service. and now they say, well maybe some of it will be. but not all of it. and we can't guarantee it. because brianna, here eat problem. they promise that money to everybody. they promised it to rural farmers. for agriculture. pensioners, health service, education, industrial development. you name it. at some point during the election, or during the referendum, they said that money would go to the -- to some
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cause. the one that they said most of it would go to was the health service. and now they are having to back track. but guess what? too late. the referendum has been held. the voters won by the leaves and that's the way it will remain. a bitter taste as a result. >> is there any clahance? i know this isn't technically binding, but it seems like in a way it sort of is, right? doesn't seem like there is a chance that this may not actually happen. >> oh, constitutional and experts and geeks will spend hours over bottles of wine. pontificating the possibility that somehow the mps back in that building will refuse to give weight to db-it ain't going to happen. if it does, i'll do it live on air. reality is they are going it move forward with some form of
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brexit. and cobbled together some former deal. anything else is just constitutional pie in the sky. >> it is always fun to talk with you, richard quest. thank you so much. for staying up late for us there in london. coming up, chilling any details from inside the orlando terror attack, including what the gunman did before the final police assault. you pay your car insurance premium like clockwork. month after month. year after year. then one night, you hydroplane into a ditch. yeah... surprise... your insurance company tells you to pay up again. why pay for insurance if you have to pay even more for using it? if you have liberty mutual deductible fund™, you could pay no deductible at all. sign up to immediately lower your deductible by $100. and keep lowering it $100 annually, until it's gone. then continue to earn that $100 every year. there's no limit to how much you can earn and this savings applies to every vehicle on your policy. call
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there are new details emerging about the orlando massacre including horrific new accounts from survivors including how and why the stand off with the gunman lasted so long. bryan todd has more on this.
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you're learning some disturbing new information. >> some survivors are talking about how the the gunman ignored the pleas and the sister of man killed inside, she believed her brother bled to death and a faster response might have saved him. >> reporter: a key question raised by a victim's sister, did the police wait too long to take out omar mateen. her brother, eddie, sent texts to their mother from inside one of club's bathrooms where mateen shot several victims. he texted, he's coming. i'm going to di eddie justice didn't make it his sister says she believes faster response could have saved eddie. >> i'm assuming he bled to death. i feel if they would have gotten in there quicker, he probably would have lived.
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>> reporter: a survivor in one of the bathrooms says there were people who were wounded and didn't die immediately. >> there were so many people choking on their own blood and people getting dehydrated and suiting and bleeding out. >> reporter: the orlando police maintain they did everything they could to rescue the victims between the three hours of the initial shots and the victim's stand off. the police didn't feel like they could take mateen out. >> this started as an active shooter situation. our officers took action and then transition into a barricade gunman hostage situation. >> what did they have to do? >> when the suspect isthem, and here. they will try to get him to calm down in hopes he will release the hostages and surrender. >> reporter: there's also questions about tend of the stand off and about 5:00 a.m., police set off an explosion
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trying to blow a hole through one of the walls. a few minutes later they breeched the wall with an armored vehicle. patience carter described what mateen did after the explosion and before the final assault. >> he said, hey, you, to someone on the floor inside the bathroom and shot them. shot another person and then shot another person who happened to be directly behind me. >> anything they could have or should have done differently there? >> i don't think so. this is one of the dangers when you have to go in tangds out the hostage taker and try to rescue the hostages. there's always the situation the hostage taker will start harming the hostages. >> reporter: jim veerman and the orlando police point out there were other complications. misinformation being given to the police at the time by the gunman himself. omar mateen said he had explosive vests he would put on some hostages. he gave police a 15-minute deadline. turns out he didn't have any explosive vests.
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that information had to play into the police decision to debt him at the moment they did. >> thank you. coming up, is her campaign appearance with hillary clinton a try out for the 2016 ticket. senator elizabeth warren launches a blistering new attack on donald trump. >> hillary clinton will be the next president of the united states because she knows what it takes to beat a thin skinned bully who is driven by greed and hate.
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victory for abortion rights access. tonight, the legal and political impact of this landmark ruling. ban back pedaling. this is as his poll numbers slip and many republicans grow more nervous. i'll ask his national spokeswoman about this shift in strategy. tag team. hillary clinton gets a powerful assist in skewering trump. was elizabeth warren auditioning. a rescue operation is under way as fierce of more rain and more deaths hang over this disaster zone. tonight, hundreds of national guard troops are on the move. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. wolf blitzer is off. ie brianna keilar.
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you're in theuati"the situation" breaking news this hour, u.s. stock prices plummeting lower as the turmoil deepens as britain's vote to quit the european union. also breaking, strong reaction on both sides. the most significant supreme court ruling on abortion in two decades. in a 5-3 ruling, the court striking down a texas law. one of the nation's toughest restrictions on access to abortion. in the presidential race, hillary clinton teaming up with senator elizabeth warren for the first time in this campaign appearing at a rally in ohio. warren, a potential v.p. choice unloaded on donald trump calling him a small, insecure money grubber who would crush every day americans into the dirt. tonight, trump is firing back calling warren a sell out and a
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turncoat even as he unleashes his red hot rhetoric. cnn learned trump is said the back away from his controversial proposal to ban muslims from entering the u.s. temporary and no longer be n ban focused on muslims. i'll ask trump's national campaign spokeswoman about that. she'll join us live and our corresponden correspondents, analysts and guests have full coverage of all the news breaking now. first i want to go to cnn justice, pamela brown. this ruling today, this abortion ruling is something that could have ramifications far beyond texas. >> reporter: that's right. this high court ruling will no doubt have a huge ripple effect jeopardizing other abortion access laws being challenged and deterring other states from passing similar laws. this is a huge victory for abortion rights activists. today's decision considered one
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of the most consequential by the court in several decades not only threw out a texas law, it once again threw the court back into the middle of the presidential campaign. >> today, women across america have had their constitutional rights vindicated. >> reporter: in a 5-3 ruling, the supreme court struck down a controversial texas law requiring abortion clinics to meet many of the same rules as hospitals such as wider hallways and minimum number of parking spaces and doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals. supporters argument it would make it safer but opponents said it was designed to be too stringent forcing clinics that couldn't heat the restrictions to close. an argument which the court agreed. >> the court said you can't do that without showing there's a real justification and here there wasn't.
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>> reporter: it places a substantial obstacle. then with conservatives nine years ago to ban some late-term abortions. >> it wasn't have matter if there was a president trump nominee or if justice scalia was on the bench. it would have been a 5-4 ruling than a 5-3 ruling. >> reporter: in a bitter dissent, justice clarence thomas said the case should have never been heard. the court has allowed abortion clinics to invoke a constitutional right that does
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not belong to them, a woman's right to abortion. the ruling, to safeguard the health and safety of women. the white house shared it. president obama posting on twitter that every woman has a constitutional right to make her own reproductive choices. the high court threw out the public corruption conviction of governor bob mcdonald of virginia but left the door open for it to be retried. the justices said today the fact that the governor set up meetings for a virginia man in exchange for 175,000 there are worth of gifts and loans was distasteful or perhaps worse, it was not considered an official act. >> pamela brown at the supreme court thank you. now to the democrats one-two punch against donald trump. senator warren joining with hillary clinton to rally voters in the crucial swing state of ohio. jeff is in cincinnati for us.
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we heard warren there. she was passionate in voicing her support for clinton. she hit donald trump hard. that's where she was most passionate. >> reporter: she sure did. the scorn for donald trump was sharp and sustained. that's the one thing above all that unifies hillary clinton and elizabeth warren. the whole spectacle woernleft democrats wondering if they are seeing history in the making or one democrat trying to help another stop donald trump. warren with held her endorsement for more than a year. they lingered today for nearly two minutes. >> whoa. >> reporter: soak up a admiration from democrats in cincinnati. >> thank you. i'm hear today because i'm with her. yes, her. >> reporter: then she got down
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to business. >> she knows what it takes to beat a thin-skinned bully who is driven by greed and hate. >> reporter: for weeks, warren has been needling trump which clinton has enjoyed from afar. she beamed today at close range. >> i must say, i do just love the see how she gets under donald trump's thin skin. >> reporter: trump just may have been watching sending this tweet before they took stage. crooked hillary is wheeling out one of the least productive senators in the u.s. senate, goofy elizabeth warren. >> donald trump says he'll make america great again. it's right there. no, it's stamped on the front of his goofy hat. you want to see goofy, look at him in that hat. >> reporter: the warren-clinton show, part pep rally, part audition made sure the hatchet is buried between the two
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democrat, at least publicly. >> you saw why she is considered so terrific, so formidable because she tells it like it is. >> reporter: on stage today, warren said clinton won't back down. >> she gets up and keeps right on fighting for the people who need her most. >> reporter: she suggested in interviews and her 2004 book that clinton caved on a bankruptcy bill in the senate writing it seems hillary clinton could not afford such a principled position. >> she's taken money from the groups and she worries about them as a constituency wrp those conce . >> reporter: those concerns went unspoken today. for now, they share a common objective, stopping trump. >> donald trump proves every day he's not in it for the american people. he's in it only for himself. the elizabeth reminds us of that every chance she gets.
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>> reporter: clinton even struck a populous tone sounding familiar strains to warren and bernie sanders. >> i got into this race because i wanted to even the odds for people who have the odds stacked against them. this is not a time for half measures. we've got to go big and we've got to go bold. >> reporter: now, for all the attention on elizabeth warren today, we must point out she's only one of the democrats on the list of people who the clinton campaign is considering. tim kaine, the senator from virginia also squarely in the hunt for this. i was struck a couple hours after this speech when hillary clinton was in chicago. she addressed head on one of the biggest challenges of her campaign. the fact that voters don't trust her. she acknowledged for the first time in a deep way that she needs to work on this. she knows they don't trust her. it's something she's trying to get over. she said it's natural because she's been in the public eye for
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so long. so interesting sheest she's trying to get ahead of this. >> it was fascinating where she talked about it in more length. thank so much. i want to turn to donald trump's campaign and breaking news about changes to ban muslim immigrants from entering the united states. cnn has more on that. this appears to be a pretty significant about face. >> sources telling c nrnn that domgds tru donald trump is reworking the policy. it will no longer be a ban on muslim but a ban on immigration coming from countries with known terrorism links. he's trying to hit the reset button on his campaign include making these policy dhangs but
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he's still now getting pulled into old fights. >> reporter: the nominee blasting elizabeth warren after she attacked him during an appearance with hillary clinton. >> that's who donald trump is. watch out because he will crush you into the dirt to get whatever he wants. >> reporter: trump responding to warren is a sell out and referring to her by his favorite nickname, pocahontas saying she used the fact she was native american to advance her career. elizabeth warren is a total fraud. scott brown challenged warren to move her native american heritage. >> release the records.
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she can take a dna test. she can release the records itself. it's never been any effort. >> reporter: the latest attack comes as donald trump is trying to hit the reset button on his campaign. taking steps to reposition himself to the general election. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shut down of muslims entering the united states. >> reporter: he's now softening his position. no longer supporting ban on all muslims coming from the u.s., just those from terror states as long thas they are vetted strongly. >> you said countries will be blocked. would a muslim coming from scotland or great britain, have you tweaked your policy on that? >> reporter: trump is tweaking his campaign message dialing down the frequency and fervor of his tough talk on immigration. >> i'm pull putting the people on notice that are coming here
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from syria, if i win, they're going back. >> reporter: no longer featuring his call to deport undocumented immigrants in his stump speech. >> we want people coming into our country, but they have dom in legally. >> reporter: his attempt at making some recalibrations coming one week after the firing of his campaign manager. with his campaign facing serious head winds. new polls show hillary clinton with a clear lead in national polls and reveal real warning signs for trump beneath the s surface. more voters see trump in a negative light. a hefty two-thirds see him as unqualified to be president. an assessment that mitch mcconnell tried to dodge. >> he's made a number of mistakes over the last few weeks. i think they are beginning to right the ship. >> reporter: refusing to say whether he believes trump is
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qualified to be president. >> that's up to the american people to decide. >> tomorrow he is slated to give a speech outside of pittsburgh, pennsylvania. >> joining me now, the national spokeswoman for the trump campaign. katrina pearson. thank you for talking with us today. there is this reporting that we have of a change to donald trump's proposed muslim ban. how does this work? >> it's only really a change if you never knew what the ban was to begin with. i know the media has been reporting that the initial ban was against all muslims and that was not the case. it was for muslim immigration. he's addi ining specifics to cly what his position is as opposed to what the media has been reporting. there's been no change. mr. trump still wants to stop individuals from coming into there country who cannot be
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vetted. >> we have the sound bite of one of his initial explanations of the ban? is that right. let's listen to that. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shut down of muslims entering the united states until our countries representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. >> that was how he explained it. how is this not an adjustment? >> that was a line that he read from the policy. the policy in and of itself was an immigration policy. the context there is extremely important. we've said this a number of times. since that statement was made, we have had the cia and the fbi come out and tell us that we have isis soldier who is are infiltrating the refugee program coming into the united states. mr. trump does not want that. he does not want people to exploit the visa system, coming
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into this country and killing americans. mr. trump doesn't want to allow individuals to come into this country and create home grown terrorism. >> it's no longer focused on muslims, but it's looking at people coming from countries who train and equip terrorists. before he said muslims. now he's not going to characterize it as muslims? i'm talking about immigrants. you say it's about immigration. i'm talking about immigration. i'm talking about visitors coming to the country. >> right. the initial reports were all muslims even extending it to american-muslims which didn't make any sense. this had nothing to do with american muslims or soldiers. mr. trump will be refining his policy and putting out more specific details which everyone has been asking for. >> individuals or muslims?
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>> it doesn't matter where you're coming from except for fact that the terrorist nations which is something he is adding to make it more clear that if you are coming from a hostile nation and you can not be vetted, absolutely you should not come into this country but individuals are the same. we can't allow individuals come into this country that cannot be vetted. >> you're talking about terrorists countries. what we have seen is individual who is are from belgium, who are from france. those you wouldn't -- you're talking about -- explain who is not allowed in and what countries we're talking about and also how -- >> an individual that cannot be vetted. as we know, isis has exploited p passport systems. the individual that came in on the k-1 visa, they didn't even know where she was from. if you can't be vetted, you should not be allowed into this country. i think that speaks volumes if
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we're allowing people into this country where we do not know their intentions. we do not know where they are from and if they are coming from hostile territories. that's danger. >> before he was talking about muslim immigrants and now you're seeing individuals. the report is he's not talking about muslims. he's not emphasizing that label. >> that is part of the label. what i'm saying is the initial ban on muslims immigrating into the country that can not be vetted, he still does not want to come into this country. if you can be vetted, it's a different story. he's talking about those that are a threat to this nation. that's one of the things federal government is supposed to be doing and that's protecting homeland security. what he's going to be doing is putting specifics out there so everyone is clear he's not talking about americans abroad or soldiers or anything like
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that. this is an immigration position. not to mention a national security position that you recollected not you should not allowed to come in unless you can be vetted. >> there's no religious part to this. . if you're muslim and you can't be vetted, it's not a problem. you can come into this country. >> he said until our politicians can figure out what's going on. that's what that means. our politicians have told us, we cannot vet the people across the boarer and we' border and we're bringing them in by the tense and thousands. >> christians, how would that work? what is the religious aspect here? if they're christian and they can't be vetted then that's a problem too is what you're saying? >> what i'm saying is, if you are coming into this country and you cannot be vetted, then you should not be allowed in until you can be vetted. this is not rocket science.
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this is a man who wants to protect the homeland. unlike what we see for barack obama and hillary clinton have allowed our borders to be wide open using taxpayers' dollars to bring in refugees and others into this country creating home grown terrorism. that has to stop. >> what is the vetting process? >> that's a great question. i'm so glad we can get there. that's a question for the fbi and the cia who have told us that they do not have a vetting process. that's something that as president, mr. trump wants to get with congress to filter that out. we do not have one yet. >> okay. can you sort of flush that out a little bit for me. you're talking about donald trump getting together with congress. this isn't his vetting process. this is something he wants to work out with entities that he believes are failing -- >> donald trump is not talking about the vetting process. he isn't talking about the vetting process. he's talking about individuals
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coming into this country. period. that's it. >> you're talking about whether or not -- >> until our politicians can figure out what's going on, the vetting process needs to take place. the fbi and the cia. we have departments and agencies that are supposed to be doing this, and they're not. >> he says he doesn't trust the vetting process. what is his proposal? >> we don't have a vetting process. we don't have a vetting process. >> donald trump doesn't have a vetting process? >> no, the fbi and the cia don't have a vetting process. >> what is donald trump's proposal for a vetting process? >> mr. trump has already said that he wants to make sure no one comes into this country unless they can be vetted. the cia and fbi and the intelligence agencies need to figure out a process before we allow anyone else to come into this country creating a second generation of home grown terrorism. >> okay.
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we're back with trump campaign national spokeswoman and this breaking news that donald trump will drop muslim from his proposed immigrant ban. i want to get into some of the details of this with you. this is a ban not on muslims but a ban on immigration coming from countries with known terrorism link, training and equipping. i'm still unclear what countries this includes? >> as mentioned, mr. trump is going to release more specifics to answer all of your questions.
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>> he will describe the countries he's talking about? is he going to be providing those details? >> absolutely he's going to provide those details. we do not have a vetting process in place. that's according to the cia and the fbi. the question begs is what vetting process is hillary clinton talking about since she wants to bring in tens of thousands of more of these refugees into our middle income communities because these refugees are not being vresettld in the affluent communities or the politicians neighborhoods. maybe she needs to tell us what vetting process makes it okay. >> that's case for her national spokesperson, but since i have you here, i want to know what the vetting process would be for donald trump. you're talking about the cia and the fbi, institutions that donald trump does not agree how they are vetting now. you're saying he should get
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together by congress. it is controlled by his party. what is his ideas about vetting? >> there is no disagreement with the intelligence agencies on the vetting process because the intelligence agencies said there isn't a vetting process. that's the problem. hillary clinton says there is. you have the fbi director and the cia saying there isn't. mr. trump wants to stop people coming into this country that cannot be verified or vetted until we can get a process in place that would have to come from the intelligence agencies. i don't get the intelligence briefings every day. if i did, i would be happy to create a vetting process for you. lawmakers haven't done that. >> there is a vetting process in place. >> with syrians and refugees. >> it begins the be high commissioner for refugees who
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determines who will count as a refugee. who should be resettled. that's about 1% and which countries can take them. this can take four to ten months. their name, their biographical information and they are interviewed by the homeland security department. if they're approved, they undergo a medical screening, a match with sponsor agencies. that's called cultural orientation classes and one final security clearance. that's a process that can take one to two years. how does donald trump want -- this is according to politifact. this vetting process has been vetted itself. >> look. >> how does donald trump want to change that? you're saying there's no vetting process. i just read it. >> we're not going to base national security off of politifact or the united nations. we're going to listen to our
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intelligence agencies like the cia and fbi who says those are worthless. many of these people don't show up in these systems because they are not on anyone's record. there is no way to vet these people now and that's the problem. just because there's some arbitrary system in place. >> i described one -- >> to find out who these people are. >> in fairness, the process i described involves federal u.s. agencies. it may start at the u.n. but there are agencies, several of them, in the u.s. including homeland security department that is involved. >> absolutely, which is exactly why the cia and the fbi says these systems do not work. we cannot vet these people. it's entirely impossible to vet these people now because they're not in any of these systems. that's the problem. >> all right. thank you so much for joining us. we appreciate it. just ahead, more on the
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we're following news in the presidential race. cnn has learned that donald
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trump is preparing to soften his controversial proposal to ban muslim immigrants from entering the u.s. this has trump fires back. let's bring in our panel now. rebecca is the national political reporter for real clear politics. we have cnn political director, cnn chief political analyst and cnn senior legal analyst. i want to start with you gloria. this is your reporting about these changes that we're expe expecting donald trump to make from a total and complete ban on muslims coming into the u.s. to now not emphasizes that label. what do you think? >> jim and i reporting that there is definitely a softening of this temporary ban. it's no longer focused on muslims. what it now says is that there would be a temporary ban on people coming from countries who trn and equip terrorists.
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to me, that shows this kind of change in tenor, but it also leaves a lot of unanswered questions. which countries do it apply to. would it apply to saudi arabia. >> and won't take too kindly to that. >> or egypt also an ally. >> there is still in the works. it's being financialized. they have not announced it yet. >> france and belgium. >> katrina, a spokesman for donald trump couldn't answer these basic questions about what his policy is going to be. frankly, his original proposal to ban a complete and total ban on muslims coming to the u.s., it didn't have much ambiguity. this is clearly a shift. >> there's so much about donald trump that's been totally wrong.
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the thing i've been most surprised about, the single biggest surprise about donald trump, to me, has been that the day after the indiana primary when he basically wrapped up the nomination that he did not do this and start moving away from deporting. >> that was a shot. >> i thought that donald trump would be a candidate who would have no problem in the etch a sketch moment of just completely changing course and rebuilding and recrafting himself for the general election. he did not do that. now, there's been more and more time. it's these policies, this is exactly what paul ryan and mitch mcconnell have wanted to talk to him about. i think you're seeing here a candidate who is starting to try to put the building blocks together to have a convention without too much chaos and be able to move on from there. it's late already in the process. >> exactly. >> david, there are only like three proposals that donald trump is known for. he's going to build a wall. mexico's going to pay for it,
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and he's going to not allow muslims into the united states. how do you back away from the only proposals your campaign has? >> he talked about there would be a big, beautiful door. i thought his emphasis was going to change as soon as he wrapped up the nomination. it's surprising to me that he's done this in baby steps and taking some more time instead of just aggressively repositioning himself. i agree. it's difficult. all the video tape is there to push back on him as the clinton campaign will do. >> i think they've been trying to get him to do that. i think he got in his own way. don't forget, he was talking about judge curiel. he had those problems and so, maybe he was trying to shift course. then he had to course correct as they head into the convention, the timing is clear. they want to get everyone on the
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same page. they don't want to give paul ryan, the speaker of the house, an opportunity the back away from donald trump. >> i would look at this in the opposite way. this is one major, major concern that most republicans have had even who have endorsed donald trump that has been making their life very difficult. this isn't necessarily something that republican who is have been holding out on endorsing donald trump will say, now everything's great and we're going to support him. the republican who is have already endorsed him and have had these lingering concern, this will help. there's been a lot of pressure from republican leaders. we've mentioned mitch mcconnell and paul ryan who have spoken out publicly against a muslim ban as donald trump proposed it
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originally. this has been very public pressure. this will help with a facade of party unity going into the convention. >> they were saying the ban was unconstitutional because you can't ban people because of their religion because it is. >> it is. >> thank you very much. >> this will get thrown back in donald trump's face. it was pretty declarative. it was very clear. how does he make that change? >> one thing i have to say about donald trump, people who talk to donald trump say he listens, actually. if you say something, he listens. then he may go out and make mistakes, et cetera. i think this is something that has really been mentioned very strongly to him from congressional leaders. >> no doubt. >> they said you got to fix
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this. i think he's listening. >> quick example of how problematic this is, he's starting to walk away from deportation. >> the mass deportation. >> an ad that went up by the clinton campaign made sure to put front and donald trump's plan for getting rid of 11 million people. it's going to be hard to walk away from this stuff. he's talked so much. to be able to talk his way through transition moments like this. he may be able to talk about in way nonstop from november that it starts erasing some of those concerns from when he announced. >> to look ahead. tomorrow donald trump is giving a speech. what are we expecting? >> he is. this is the trump 2.0 roll out.
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the teleprompter phase of this campaign. trying to delve a little more into policy and establish himself as a little more of a traditional, presidential candidate. then donald trump has this problem of he gets on these stages with the teleprompter. gets pretty decent reviews from republicans and pundit and he goes and starts speaking off the cuff again. we'll have to see if he can get to a point instead of taking one step forward and three or four back, he's making forward progress with these speeches. >> we're getting new information. stay with me. we'll be back in a moment.
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u.s. stock prices sinking even lower in response to the british vote to leave the european union. the dow losing 900 points opinion financial markets are reeling around the globe and across europe politicians are in tail spins. cnn international correspondent
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clarissa ward joining us in "the situation room." what's the latest you're hearing? >> we've heard a lot of european officials coming out and they're all saying the same thing. don't prolong the agony. start the brexit now. in the uk, leaders of the leave campaign are desperately stalling for time as they try to work out what a brexit will actually look out. in the meantime, we're seeing a major political vacuum emerge. >> fear is sweeping the world's financial markets and the streets of london over concerns that great britain's vote will trigger other nations to leave also. that could set off turmoil that will be the beginning of the group of 28 nations falling apart. scotland is already threatening to break away from the uk over the brexit vote because they want to stay in the eu. secretary of state john kerry traveled to brussels today to
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discuss damage control. >> i think it's absolutely essential that we stay focused on how in this transitional period nobody loses their head, nobody goes off half cocked. people don't start vengeful prem esz. >> it's still unclear what a brexit will look like. british politicians who campaigned for leaving the eu are already walking back a number of promises. most prominently, a pledge to leave campaign plastered on a bright red bus, that exiting the eu would save britain 350 million pounds a week, money that could be poured into the country's national health service. >> good morning, everybody. >> in an interview with itv's good morning britain, nigel faraj, one of the faces of the leave campaign, conceded that probably wouldn't happen. >> the 350 million pounds a week
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we send to the eu, which we will no longer send to the eu, can you guarantee that's going to go to the nhs? >> no, i can't. and i would never have made that claim. >> the leave movement also promised that a brexit would bring immigration numbers down. one commentator -- >> completely at odds with what the public think they voted for. >> i do not imagine if we leave the eu that means zero immigration from the eu. we will have some control who comes in and what numbers. >> what is becoming more and more clear here is that the "leave" campaign never really had a plan for the day after. and now they're essentially scrambling to come up with one, which is somewhat practical and practicing mgmatic to avert a f crisis while also honoring some of their more populous promises. that's why we're seeing these. rocky few months ahead. there will not be another br
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british leader until september 2nd. meantime there's a sense in the uk that no one is really stepping in to fill the void, to take the leadership. as i said many times before, this is unprecedented. we've never seen anything like this. there is no model to refer to. britain now desperately needing that leadership, someone to navigate these murky waters ahead. >> thanks so much for breaking that down for us, clarissa ward. just ahead, just days after racing torrents killed 23 people in west virginia, new threat of deadly flash flooding to much of the state.
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residents in west virginia
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are bracing for more. flash flood watch is up for most of the state this evening. three national guard members have been called in to help local emergency officials as they go door to door, looking for residents believed to be missing. president obama has declared west virginia a disaster area, making the state eligible for increased recovery funding. tonight, iraqi forces are assessing the devastation for the battle for fallujah. hours after claiming they recaptured the strategic city from isis. barbara starr is working the story for us and has the latest. >> reporter: iraqi forces battle the last of the isis militants in fallujah. officials now say they have liberated the city, which sits 40 miles west of baghdad. >> translator: today was the last battle in fallujah. we liberated it completely. >> the loss of the city is a big
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setback for isis, denying them a convenient launching pad for attacks on baghdad. iraqi forces came across this isis bomb factory in fallujah as they fought to clear the city. ieds and boobie traps remain. keeping fallujah free of isis and holding on to the sunni majority city may still be a challenge for the shia-led government. >> it is my best guess that there will still be skirmishes in fallujah following today, but i think what we're seeing is very positive news. >> reporter: and the human cost is staggering. conditions are desperate for the 85,000 people the u.n. estimates has fled fallujah and the surrounding area since the iraqi offensive to retake the city began a month ago. and a far larger fight looms. liberating mosul, iraq's second largest city in the north. air strikes to isolate isis
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positions are already under way. cnn obtained this footage of a precision strike on a foreign fighter location. surgical execution of air strikes will be important as civilians are in the tightly packed city of 2 million people. >> the challenge is to find targets that we can strike where we're not going to inadvertently damage civilians. >> air strikes alone will not be enough. the biggest test of iraqi ground forces is still to come. now, if you are going to have those iraqi ground forces trying to retake mosul, the big question for obama administration is, are you going to have to send more u.s. troops, more trainers, more advisers to help the iraqis get to mosul? that will be a very hard fight to retake that city. brianna? >> certainly will be. barbara starr for us at the pentagon.
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thank you so much. be sure to join us tomorrow in "the situation room." i'm brianna keilar. thanks for watching. "erin burnett out front" starts right now. market plunge, dow down in two days as the british government is in shambles tonight. donald trump changing one of his signature proposals, ban on muslims. trump fighting back after hillary clinton and senator elizabeth warren team up against him. let's go "out front." good evening. i'm erin burnett. out front tonight, global panic, fallout deepening from england's decision

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