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it was a very busy day for the republican candidate. meanwhile, hillary clinton has a 9-point lead over trump in the latest cnn poll, but as we have all learned in this election, say it with me, anything can happen. two pieces of breaking news tonight. we have learned in just the last hour the trump campaign is telling cnn's dana bash that the campaign is frustrated with its off message candidate and meg whitman tells the "new york times" she will not only vote for hillary clinton, she will raise money and tell all of her friends to do the same. jason carol has the latest on the chaotic day for donald trump. >> reporter: increasing concerns about trump's rhetoric and another concern, donald trump, saying he's not ready to endorse paul ryan. trump telling "the washington post," i like paul, but these are horrible times for our
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country. we need very strong leadership. we need very, very strong leadership, and i'm just not quite there yet. i'm not quite there yet. if that language sounds a little familiar, it is. >> i'm just not ready to do that at this point. i'm not there right now. >> reporter: it's nearly the same words ryan used when he first declined to endorse trump. trump also saying he's not supporting senator john mccain in his primary bid in arizona. quote, he has not done a good job for the vets, and i've always felt that he should have done a much better job for the vets, so i've always had a difficult time with john for that reason, because our vets are not being treated properly. and trump did not stop there. he also took aim at senator kelly ayotte, calling her a weak and disloyal leader in new hampshire. while out on the trail today, trump steering clear of a different controversy involving the family of a slain u.s. muslim soldier who was awarded a bronze star and purple heart.
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>> a man came up to me, and he handed me his purple heart. i always wanted to get the purple heart. this was much easier. but i tell you, it was such an honor. >> reporter: the purple heart is awarded to those wounded in combat, swift reaction coming in from hillary clinton, tweeting, this from a man who says he's sacrificed for our country. clinton pointing to trump's response to khan's father, who criticized the gop nominee during the democratic national convention, saying trump had not sacrificed for his country. amid the bipartisan backlash to trump's comments, trump's son eric today insisted in an interview with cbs that his father has apologized to the khan family. >> and i think he has by calling them a hero. >> reporter: donald trump trying to keep his focus on clinton, hammering his democratic rival today on trade, immigration, and her ability to improve the economy as well as her character. >> here's a woman who's a total
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thief. i mean, she's a crook. she's got a bad temperament. she's got a temperament of a loser. >> trump getting sidetracked during his remarks by a crying baby. >> don't worry about that baby, i love paebs. i love babies. i hear that baby crying, i like it. actually, i was only kidding. you can get the baby out of here. >> reporter: trump's rhetoric and his off color comments continuing to be a concern to gop leaders. republican congressman richard hanna of new york becoming the first to say he will support clinton, writing in an op ed, while i disagree with her on many issues, i will vote for mrs. clinton. cnn ash burn virginia. >> here too to discuss now, patrick healy, a "new york times" political correspondent, and thank you gentlemen for joining us. talk about an unconventional campaign. trump is throwing out every single political playbook. he's attacking a gold-star
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family over booting out a baby from a rally, he said it was a joke, refusing to endorse paul ryan and mccain. has a candidate ever put out so many fires at one time? >> this is donald trump for better or worse. he has no real self-editing function. i interviewed him last month after the fbi report came out and i said, is this going to be your message? are you going to nail this over and over again? and he said, look, i can only talk about it for five minutes or so and then it gets boring and people at a rally don't want to hear that. you can only really talk about this for five minutes and people will pay attention. a conventional republican candidate would be taking, you know, some of these vulnerabilities, misstep business hillary clinton, and driving that message over and over again and instead, donald trump is in that litany of, you know, distractions that have no way of appealing to undecided voters. >> stirring up the base and the people who already support him, but not necessarily people who are undecided. as i was saying to you guys in
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the break, in the beginning, there was -- in the beginning, there were so many independent voters and so many people who were receptive to donald trump's message and i'm hearing from many of these people now, i can't do it because he won't stay on message. he keeps saying things that i can not agree with. >> he also won't run a campaign. if you look at what happened over the course of the convention, hillary clinton got a bump out of the conventions but that's because gallup has been polling people after the convention for decades and this is the first time they saw people look at a convention and find the candidate less appealing afterwards. he's not doing any tv advertisements. hillary clinton and her allies are spending tens of millions of dollars. his allies are spending less than a million and he's reserved no tv time. he's not running a real campaign, not doing real outreach and i'd point out that what he did in the aftermath of the fbi thing was he spent five days arguing about this star of david tweet. that was the thing he did. >> now he's caught up in the issue with the khans.
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>> the khan family. so does he realize that he's losing right now? this is a losing bid. everyone around him realizes he's losing. according to dana bash, staffers, including paul manafort are saying they feel like they're wasting their time, that he's so far off message, that they've lost control. did they ever have control of this campaign? >> every time i talk to him, the first thing i brings up are the polls and how great the polls are and sort of cherry picks that. so i think in his own mind, he is still donald trump the winner. >> but let's be honest. the polls are not lek tral and that's where the election is. >> he's losing in the polsz, we'll point out. >> absolutely. but he also regards these debates as potential game changers, but in his mind, he views, and this is where his people are a little nervous right now, that if the election is a referendum on hillary clinton, he wins. and if the election is a referendum on donald trump, he loses. so, from him point of view, he
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needs to be making it all about hillary clinton, and he's not. the question for his campaign, why they're so nervous is why isn't he getting it. >> isn't it always about him? he can't make it about hillary clinton. >> yeah, i mean, "the washington post" had a great interview with him today and there's a part where he stops the interview in the middle of it to watch himself on television. he's very invested in what he, as a candidate, is doing, and he's far less invested in what the actual campaign is doing. >> so if you guys were -- i mean, how do you think that paul manafort feels right now? do you agree that he is -- not only he but there are members of his campaign who are extremely frustrated and considering throwing in the towel, who knows. >> i don't think they're considering throwing in the towel. they see him as someone who, once you -- >> they feel like they're wasting their time. >> but they feel like these debates will be potential game changers and ultimately, you get him into ohio and pennsylvania
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and florida and at some point give him more focus, it might work. but don, these are rough dog days starting out. >> i would just say, very quickly, that the republicans who are signing on to this, the people who are normal party activists who come out and work on campaigns before or worked with the republican party, i'm sure they're feeling frustrated because this is not a campaign that is running in the way that a political campaign runs and for someone who is used to political campaigns, that's got to be annoying. >> think about all these people -- it's not a better term -- who sort of held their nose and said, i'm going to endorse you, like paul ryan. i'm sure it was not easy for them because paul ryan wasn't on board at first, john mccain had been attacked and now he's coming out and saying, i'm not there with paul ryan or john mccain, saying good things about paul ryan's competitor who was on tonight. so, is this disloyalty -- this is not loyalty at all. imagine how they must be feeling. >> i think it's very -- i'm sure it's very frustrating for them,
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but paul ryan has said from the get-go, he's thinking about the greater good of the party and if paul ryan were not to endorse -- >> how can you trust someone if you say, hey, listen, i'm going to support you and we're going to work together on this and he goes, yop if i'm going to do it. >> if you hooked up paul ryan too a lie detector test, he may bob and weave, but what he wants is a house majority and if he destabilize things so all these republicans stay at home or some of them vote for hillary clinton, he would lose some seats. >> but aren't they on the road to that now if this continues with donald trump? >> certainly if the polling trend continues the way it's been after the convention. if it becomes apparent that donald trump cannot win this election, you'll start seeing a lot more defections, a lot more people running for house or senate seats bail on donald trump because they want to preserve their own skins. i think for leaders, the question is, is donald trump the next president of the united states? if so, i'm not going to cross him because my base will be with
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him, but if donald trump clearly is not going the next president, that loyalty goes out the window. >> i wonder, if you look at meg whitman, chris christie's former aide saying, we have to -- this is about country now and this is -- this isn't about party. you know, ted cruz did that two weeks ago at the convention, and everybody sort of, you know, looked and said, hey, what are you doing? maybe he was right. here he is. >> if you love our country and you love your children as much as you do, stand and speak and vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the constitution. >> i mean, what a difference a week and a half makes. geez. >> right. and there were high fives in broonl at clinton campaign headquarters the night that
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happened. they can't really believe it. i mean, what's going on with donald trump. i mean, they were so prepared for this kind of, like, conventional, you know, war of attrition going at her on trustworthiness, all her vulnerabilities and today, she went to a funeral of a close friend and now she's raising money out in kcolorado and from her point, flying high. >> how do you get this close and squander this opportunity? for people who wanted real change. i mean, it's -- it's still -- we still have a hundred days out to the election, but if it continues on this trend, how do you get this close? very real possibility of winning and then squander. because many people believe that the khans was -- it's not the thing that will break him, but it was part of the flood gate to open up and give republicans cover to come out and say, i can't do this. >> obviously, the timing with the democratic convention plays a role in how this thing looks like it's sort of spiraling. you know, but i think that we
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have to remember that donald trump is very much a function of a very weird moment. there's a very weird backlash against the republican establishment that's been going on for about six years now, but donald trump himself is very charismatic, really known person that was able to take advantage of that, very big field, and we talked during the course of the primaries about how he had this ceiling of spofrt, which turned out not to be the case, but it seems very much like it is the case now, 40% of the vote that will go for him and the question is, can he do anything to actually get past that? >> do you think he really wants to win? >> i think so. he's a winner. i think he wants to beat hillary. i don't think he wants to be beaten by her, by the clintons, by a woman. he doesn't want that to happen. but i think phillip's exactly right. his people aren't going to leave him. i mean, they're not sort of saying, oh, donald, we voted for you to be the clang ghange guy, could you screw this up. i think they're thinking, it's
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great, he's taking it to these various people. >> but he's not winning. >> think about it this way. donald trump is, in effect, the leader of the tea party right now. it's less about the republican party and more about the tea party and the tea party's motives have never been to create -- do a strategy that gets to governing majority. it's on the outside. >> this is president barack obama's strongest denunciation of donald trump yet. listen. >> yes. i think the republican nominee is unfit to serve as president. i said so last week, and he keeps on proving it. this isn't a situation where you have an episodic gaffe. this is daily. and weekly. where they are distancing themselves from statements he's making. there has to be a point at which you say, this is not somebody i can support. there has to come a point at which you say, somebody who
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makes those kinds of statements doesn't have the judgment, the temperament, the understanding to occupy the most powerful position in the world. >> he's making it easy for democrats to have some ammunition to use against him. >> absolutely. i mean, that's such a powerful statement coming inside the white house from a president of the united states, saying -- using words like, on a daily basis. he's almost inviting democrats, republicans, independents to say, okay, imagine donald trump is standing here where i am, saying these things on a daily basis. is that what you want? it's very powerful. >> so i said this a couple weeks ago. i said the next thing -- when he said, you know, it's rigged, it's a rigged system, he's going to say the general election is rigged, that the debates are rigged, and you wrote about that today because he's setting himself up for two outcomes. either he wins or he loses and he lost because someone stole it
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from him, he didn't just lose it on his own. >> my colleague has a great walk through of why this is so exceptional to have a candidate get out ahead of this thing and say, this thing is going to be rigged. we just heard some totally inaccurate numbers about the level of voter fraud. there's almost no in-person voter fraud. this is not a real problem but it's a political winner for the republican party, which is why they've seized on it. i do want to say one thing on the unfit comments. it's important to remember what we saw at the conventions, jimmy carter, barack obama, all stand next to hillary clinton and say, this person can't be president. we did not see any republican president stand next to donald trump and i can that what barack obama said today reinforces that as well. neither of the bushes, mitt romney are not standing by him. >> you saw hardly any of the establishment standing at the convention. thank you. when we come right back, women and children first. you heard what donald trump had to say about sexual harassment. well, you heard him have a
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crying baby kicked out of his rally. what's next for the candidate? who knows?
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donald trump talked about what he would want his daughter to do if she were sexually harassed. now ivanka is speaking out. here is lisa bloom and kayleigh mcenany. good to have both of you on. yesterday, in speaking about fox coe roger ails, trump told "usa today" columnist that if it was his own daughter, he said this, i would like to think that she would find another career or find another company if that was the case. well, today, his son eric trump defended his position. lest take a listen to that.
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>> there is no question that obviously it should be addressed and it should be addressed strongly and, hey, listen, we all run a company. my father runs a company. we take this -- that is an absolute no-gone anywhere and that's very much the case. i think what he's saying is vang is a strong, powerful woman, she wouldn't allow herself to be subjected to it and by the way, you should certainly take it up with human resources and i think she definitely would as a strong person. at the same time, i don't think she would allow herself to be subjected to that and i think that's the point he was making and i think he did so well. >> what people are taking issue to, is wouldn't allow herself to be subjected to sexual harassment. do you agree with that? it seems like he's saying a woman chooses if a man can sexually harass her. >> what he was saying was very clear to me and i think most viewers when they saw that is she would not be subjected to that because she would go to hr and ensure that action was taken and that it didn't happen. >> that's not exactly what he said. he said one of the options was
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to go to hr. that's not exactly what he said. >> he said she would not allow herself to be subjected to that. anyone should go to hr. that's what ivanka would do. >> but it did happen to her. she wrote about it in her book in 2009. she said she was taking a new job and that she had a dream that she was with her boss, that she had an anxiety dream walking through a construction site with my new boss when one of the construction workers whistled at me in a scenario she had experienced in real life many times on her father's construction site. but in those cases, the workers never realized i was the boss's daughter and they apologized profusely when they found out. so it had happened to her before. she did not go to hr. >> she accepted is apology, she was being gracious in doing that. this is such a contrived controversy. druch was asked what would you recommend to your daughter. my father would suggest, if you're in this scenario and someone's being physically aggressive, remove yourself from the situation.
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should any woman have to endure that? absolutely not. but as a parent, who has concern for your child, i would advise my siblings to get away from the situation, get away from an aggressive boss. >> not everybody can afford to get away from an aggressive boss because they have to make ends meet. they have to live paycheck to paycheck. lisa, is that what you got from donald trump and eric trump? >> we're all forgetting about the third option, which is actually enforcing your legal rights. you don't vo v to run away if you're sexually harassed. you don't have to have your billionaire daddy help you start another career. you don't have to just take it. the other alternative is that you actually stand up for your rights, either via an attorney, as gretchen carlson has done, or you go to hr, campaign, keep a copy in writing and hopefully that does it. i've represented women and men who are sexually harassed for almost 30 years, and every one of them is a brave, strong person.
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this idea that strong people don't get sexually harassed is just completely offensive and ignores the reality for working women in this country every day. >> lisa, here's -- >> let's listen to physical examination -- let's listen to fox news tonight. >> i think sexual harassment is inexcusable in any setting. i think harassment in general, regardless, sexual or otherwise, is totally inexcusable and if it transpires, it needs to be reported and it needs to be dealt with on a company level. we have a very strong hr team at the trump organization who is equipped to deal with these issues if they arise, and you hope they never arise. you hope you have a culture in which they don't arise, but when they do, it needs to be dealt with swiftly. >> should that have been the answer from the beginning? >> no, because here's the thing, and here's the problem with what lisa's saying. she's talking about the legal matter and she's absolutely right.
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there's a zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment. you should report it to your boss, she's correct about that. he was asked, as a father, and what lisa is saying, let's get to the root of what she's really saying. she is saying there is one right answer for a father to give his daughter. stay in the situation and report it to hr. there's not one right answer. if your daughter's being sexually harassed or son, because it can happen to males too, you should have the option to say, get yourself out of the situation. if you have the means to do so, great. try to find another job, that is great. that should be an option too. there's not one right answer. >> it's completely tone deaf to say, find another career. >> or company, he said. >> let me finish. i went to law school for three years for this. >> so did i. >> i enjoy being a lawyer. i don't want to find another career. i don't want to work in fashion. i want this career. and women don't have to choose between their dignity and their job. this is not the 19th century. we have rights and we're entitled to enforce them and that is the advice that he should give to his daughter.
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and by the way, this interview was in the context of roger ailes. it was in the context of donald trump saying he was standing up for his friend, roger ailes, who, according to reports, has sexually harassed about 25 different women at this point that we know of. >> well, you're entirely mischaracterizing his statement. you're referring to finding another career. he said, or find another company. by the way, i went to law school for three years too and that doesn't take away the empathy that a father has for his daughter and the concern that physical aggression can turn to something -- >> nobody talked about physical aggression chls they talked about sexual harassment. listen, i would stand up for your right, gretchen carlson's right, even though she and i differ on political issues, to have the career and the job in the company that you choose. you should not have to leave and none of my clients should have to leave. that is 19th century thinking. sometimes i wonder if donald trump is aware that women have the right to vote, that we have rights now. >> i think it's -- >> we don't have to slink wau
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wa. >> since gretchen carlson was the impetus behind this, it was her lawsuit that was filed, she's a former fox host, filed a lawsuit against roger ailes, and here's what she said about trump's comments. she said in 2016, we're still victim blaming women. trust me, i'm strong. so she's saying it's not as cut and dry as just walking away and getting another career. i'm sure gretchen carlson would like to be in her job right now, but unfortunately for her, she is not. >> it's not victim blaming. that's not what eric trump was doing. everyone -- eric trump, donald trump, me, lisa, we all agree sexual harassment is inexcusable. no woman should have to leave her job. but a father looking at his daughter can say, get away from the situation. and that is an acceptable answer, and you can't tell me that a father -- >> no, it's not an acceptable answer. the perpetrator should find another job. let the perpetrator find another company or career and you, my
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daughter, or any woman, you have the right to have your job and not be sexually harassed. >> can someone like an ivanka trump politically? because donald trump faces a deficit when it comes to women. can ivanka clean this up for him or is this something else that is just going to fade into the back pages after a while? >> there's no controversy here. that's the thing. i think most viewers, when they watch this, and they read the context of donald trump's comments, he doesn't disagree with anything lisa has said. his company has a zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment. we just heard ivanka -- >> they're required by law to have that policy. >> so he agrees with everything lisa has said and people are trying desperately, they parse his every syllable. >> was also the clean-up too. it was also eric trump's comments and both of them were seen, quite honestly to, most people who have a brain at least, there is somewhat victim blaming this this statement. if you -- you should move and take another job? i mean, if i was discriminated
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against, i wouldn't want to have another job. >> eric didn't say that. eric is saying exactly what lisa has said. the woman should go to hr. she should report it. she shouldn't stand for this. because you're parsing one, the word, "allow," that's irresponsible on your part, lisa, to really take him out of context. i think it's sad and i think viewers can see it. >> what's the context? i would love to talk about the context, donald trump calling women degrogs, pigs, saying tha migging kelly was menstruating, saying that women, you got to treat them like blank, a word i can't say on cable news. he has a long history of misogyny, of making highly offensive remarks about women. that is the context. this isn't just a one-off where he's been a terrific feminist all his life and for you to say that donald trump would agree with me on this issue of sexual harassment a hundred percent, boy, i would love to see donald trump himself say that or somebody from his campaign say that because i seriously doubt that. >> well, you're deflecting and
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engaging in character assassination of donald trump because the facts aren't on your side. >> i'm telling you his words out of his own mouth. >> you are deflecting from the issue we're talking about because the facts are not on your side because what eric said -- >> you raised the issue of context. that's the context. long history of misogyny, multiple accusations of sexual harassment against him. >> kayleigh, stick around. is trump giving up on trying to unify his own party? an italian. did the ancestrydna to find out i'm only 16% italian. so i went onto ancestry, soon learned that one of our ancestors was eastern european. this is my ancestor who i didn't know about.
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is it too late for donald trump to union fight the gop? is he even trying? >> it was a big day for the republican. new york representative richard hanna became the first gop house member to say he'll be voting for hillary clinton. and then tonight during the show, meg whitman came out, the former hewlett packard executive saying she's going to vote for hillary clinton. here's what she says. she says "as a proud republican casting my vote for president
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has usually been a simple matter. this year is different. to vote republican out of party loyalty alone would be to endorse a candidacy that i believe has exploited anger, grievance, xenophobia and racial division. donald trump's demagoguery has undermined the fabric of our national character and says, therefore, i have decided to support hillary rodham clinton. it is clear to me that in a tumultuous world, america needs the stable and aspirational leadership secretary clinton can provide. i urge all republicans to reject donald trump this november. those are pretty strong words. anna navarro, what's your response to that? >> okay. i know meg whitman. i was with her about two months ago. i heard her express this, frankly, i heard her express it
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to paul ryan in front of 300 other republicans. it's a very difficult time, don, you know, i almost feel when i wake up in the mornings that i'm reading political obituaries. hardly a day goes by when i don't receive a facebook post or an e-mail or read an op ed from some friend of mine. this week alone, i read an op ed from john mccain's granddaughter, who's always voted republican, from chris christie's top aide, who's always voted republican. from sally brad shaw, jeb bush's top aide, add to that people like a chief of staff to john mccain, add to that lienl sosa, who's been doing pr for hispanic for republican candidates for decades. and you know, the bottom line is, donald trump is bleeding republicans, because when we look at what he's saying, we don't recognize the party that
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we have loved for so many decades. when i see a military mother getting booed at a trump rally, i don't recognize that. do you think that would have ever happened at a reagan event? do you think ronald reagan would have not stopped it? nipped it in the bud? and so, he is bleeding republicans. and he doesn't seem to give a damn. >> but these are republican -- this is republican establishment, and how many of them -- let's just say 15 or 20 denounced him. >> guess what, though? >> does that affect his standing in the polls? >> no, no, look. look. i can tell you this much. i can name you 30 republicans, off the top of my head, in florida, who are not going to vote for him. remember, george w. bush won florida by 534 votes. this is a swing state. maybe new jersey doesn't matter, maybe california doesn't matter, maybe new york doesn't matter, but when you get to the swing states, and for each one of these republicans that you are
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hearing about in public, i assure you, don, there are dozens of others that are also feeling the same way that maybe we don't know their names or profiles. >> let me let kayleigh get in. how much longer, to anna's point, florida is a swing state. how much longer can he sustain this kind of damage? >> well, all of the names that anna mentioned, they're part of the political clsz or washington insiders and i can guarantee you all of the names she mentioned do not have thousands of them following them and mimicking their every move. i'm not surprised to see the political elite reject him but i do think the voters, who, by the way, you look at primary and caucus states, their anger was registered in all the polls, 50% plus, they felt betrayed by the gop establishment. so, i don't think the gop establishment that they feel betrayed by is going to determine who they vote for. >> the question i've been asking, bakari, with regards to the khan family, does this give
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conservatives the cover to come out and say, i can't deal with this anymore? >> well, i think you're very close. it's somewhat of a permission strategy. i think that's the word we've heard come out of brooklyn quite often. the more republicans you have come out and say they disavow donald trump, but even that one is even more important, which is, i unendorse or disavow donald trump, which we haven't heard from john mccain or paul ryan or mitch mcconnell. if those words start to come us, that may open the door and it's a very narrow path for a republican to get the 270 votes to to anna's point, it's very important that he consolidate the conservative base before he goes out there and tries to make new ground. but let me just douse a little bit of could water on this whole theory. democrats still have to work for every vote, because we are still 97 and 98 days away, and we have three very important debates coming up, and although i don't believe donald trump can outdebate anybody, i do remember
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that mitt romney did show up in the first debate and out debate barack obama, so anything is possible. >> what about the timing of this, angela? if you look at the timing, hillary clinton is coming off of a convention bounce, and you have this timing, touyou have t people in his campaign telling dana bash, we're frustrated, we think that we're working, doing all of this in vain, our efforts are wasted. what about the timing? is he playing right into that campaign's hands? >> he very well could be. i think that part of what you're saying is someone who continues to be baited. you also saw jan brewer come out today earlier saying donald trump is not experienced enough not to be baited. we saw at the convention last week, in hillary clinton's acceptance speech, she said that donald trump, do you want someone who can be baited with a someone who can be baited with a tweet to be the commander in chief. we continue to see this over and over again, and he continues to demonstrate, just like we talked about earlier, why these
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editorials continue to come out saying that he does not have the judgment and he is not fit to be president. these unendorsements, as bakari talked about, are still few and far between and that is why the president said what he said today in the east room, saying it's not enough for you to condemn his remarks, it is time for you to do more than just talk about what he's doing wrong. it's time for you to say that you can not endorse this candidate. >> when we come right back, the youngest heckler ever, i think, and what happened to a baby at a donald trump rally. we'll be right back. "ow..." "are you okay?" "yeah, i just got charged for my credit monitoring. that's how i know it"s working." "ah. you know you can go on and check it out there. it's completely free." "really?" "yeah" "oh, that didn't hurt at all." "yeah, completely painless." "credit karma. give yourself some credit."
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talk about going where no candidate has gone before, donald trump had a crying baby kicked out of his rally. sorry. back with me kayleigh mcenany, anna navarro, bakari sellers. and angela rye. it's true. it actually happened. anna, we have seen trump kick plenty of protesters from his rallies, but today he actually booted a crying baby from an event after initially saying that the baby and the mother could stay. watch this. >> the biggest in the world. don't worry about that baby. i love babies. i love babies. i hear that baby crying. i like it! what a baby.
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what a beautiful baby. don't worry. don't worry. they have ripped us to shreds. ripped us absolutely to shreds. actually, i was only kidding. you can get the baby out of here. that's all right. don't worry. i think she really believed me that i love having a baby crying while i'm speaking. >> this ain't funny, don. this is not funny. >> that is funny, come on. . >> it's bad. >> you have to laugh from crying. >> cry, baby. >> go ahead, don, baby, ask your questions. >> anna, i mean, using -- >> i'm too damn soeber to answer. >> usually politicians kiss babies, they don't kick them out of events. >> right. >> i think most of them wish they could. listen, look. listen. i think that what you saw there
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was donald trump hamming it up for the crowd, hamming it up for the camera. remember, this is a tv personality. this is a reality tv show host. you know, if you can follow his stream of consciousness, my respect to you, frankly. i can't. now, i do want to go back, though, to something kayleigh said in the last segment. you know, when you dismiss -- when you deride those names i mentioned as republican establishment, republican washington insiders, i think you're doing the entire republican party a disfavor. let me just tell you. sally bradshaw is in florida. lionel sosa is in texas. maria is in new jersey. some of these folks were helping elect republicans in those states when it was really, really hard. when you, kayleigh, were in pampers, sucking your thumb. some of them are so old, they were doing it when i was in pampers sucking my thumb. so i owe them a debt of gratitude and respect because they were in the trenches.
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they have been loyal gop soldiers, and it should be of great concern to anybody trying the lead this party and as the nominee, so many of these loyal, loyal republicans are deciding to leave because they'd rather leave than vote for this man. >> kayleigh, do you want to respond in? . >> i don't appreciate bringing age into this. millennials still allowed to have opinions that are respected. that's first. but second, there's a reason why there's anger among gop voters. there's a reason voters feel betrayed by this party, because we elect people, we send people to washington who change when they get there. faire for building a wall and then they get to washington and they're pro-amnesty. when donald trump gets to 1237, we're all going to be on board >> there are people who have been fight t in the trenches and both sides and they should be respected. >> i don't disrespect them but i think they are contributing to
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the problem republican voters have where they don't feel respected. there's an effort to squash the will of the people. >> hang on, kayleigh. opinion -- hold on. anna, hold on. >> in order to win an election, you have to get to 50% plus 1. >> anna, i'm talking here. anna. >> go ahead, don. knock yourself out. >> everyone is allowed to have an opinion, but when i think that experience and people who have been in the trenches deserve respect, it's not just about an opinion, whether they did something wrong in the past or they did something right. it goes beyond that. yes, you can respect those people. yes, they can have an opinion, as you said, but you should respect the people who have fought so that you could be the republican conservative that you are and able to sit here and support donald trump. >> do you know who also deserves respect, though? republican voters. because republican voters have been told they made a bad choice, they're ignorant, how could you elect this person. that is the message being sent to republican voters every time people belittle the nominee. and it has happened from the get go, when people made fun of him,
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he defied all odds, got more voters than any nominee in presidential history and you know who deserves respect? donald trump deserves respect. and the people who put them there deserve respect. >> okay. go ahead, bakari. >> my good friend, kayleigh, what she fails to realize is that, yes, donald trump deserves respect, but to whom much is given, much is required. and donald trump also has to give that same respect and donald trump began this process by disrespecting every minority group that you can think of and just this week, he disrespected gold-star families and the -- >> and the baby. >> on the campaign trail, i understand you can make mistakes, you can have faux pass and slip-ups, but you can also say, i'm sorry, i apologize and the fact that donald trump is not man enough to even apologize means that there are many people like the ones that anna is talking about that won't give him that respect because he doesn't deserve it. >> we could say the same for your nominee, bakari, who just this sunday lied and said the fbi director condoned her whole
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story. so an apology coming from hillary clinton isn't worth much bh wh she follows it up with lies after lies which the "washington post" ranked as a lie. >> there were a lot more rankings for your candidate. that was a great pivot but check those pinocchios for donald trump. he's got a whole lot more partner we'll be right back. with kindness" playing) play it again. (selena gomez's "kill 'em with kindness" playing) play it again. (selena gomez's "kill 'em with kindness" playing) play it again.
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thanks to my very feisty panel, but donald trump taking a licking for eating finger licking chicken with a fork. cnn's jeannie most reports on the flap over how to eat fried chicken. >> reporter: every so often, we're treated to donald trump food tweets. remember the, i love hispanics taco bowl? and then there was the mcdonald's aboard his private plane instagram, followed now by a kfc tweet in what may or may not be the same seat. but it's the knife and fork that have folks dropping their cutlery and man handling the chicken. >> who would do it with a knife and a fork? >> reporter: donald trump. >> donald trump does? oh my god. you got to eat it with your fingers. >> oh, my hands, yeah. i'm a man. >> reporter: how would you eat
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it? >> with hands. >> reporter: we all know that donald is a neat nick, a germ freak, so why should critics stick a knife in him for using a knife and fork on kfc? maybe because when he took sara palin out for pizza -- >> are you eating it with a fork? a fork? >> reporter: okay, maybe it's not as weird as eating a snickers with a knife and fork as characters on seinfeld did. the practice spread. >> look, she's cutting up an almond joy. i saw someone on the street eating m&ms with a spoon. >> reporter: why stop at eating kfc with a knife and fork? >> really, you should just direct it directly into your artery with a needing like that. >> just use your hands and then use the grease off your fingers to keep the combover in place. >> reporter: there are no do overs when candidates eat in public. >> i learned early on not to eat in front of all of you.
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>> reporter: after hillary resisted eating cheesecake, stephen colbert taught her how to do it. >> take a little bit off the top right here and then eat as much as you want. >> reporter: colbert used both a fork and his hands, straddling the issue like some cheesy politician. cnn. new york. >> now i'm hungry. pop eye's after this. that's it for us tonight. see you right back here tomorrow at 10:00. good night.
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