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senator john mccain and kelly ayotte. trump is holding a rally in ayotte's home state of new hampshire. this as new polling shows trump trailing by a pretty wide margin hillary clinton in the granite state, 15 points behind her. that's a new survey done by wbur. this as national polls show that trump is as much as 15 points behind clinton. cnn white house producer kristen holmes is an at a rally in new hampshire where trump will speak in just about an hour's time. look, he's going to take the stage, and he does this in the context of coming behind kelly ayotte who is losing in the polls in that state right now. this comes after quite a week for donald trump. what is he going to say? do we have any indication from the camp? >> reporter: as one campaign source told me, poppy, donald trump does what donald trump wants to do. that applies to his speeches as well. i can tell you that republicans are hopeful that the presidential candidate will stay
on message, that he will be focused on hitting hillary clinton after, as you mentioned, such a tumultuous week. if his social media is any indication, he's going to do just that. he tweeted out that he would be discussing hillary clinton, saying that she had short circuited this week. he said he would release the following video on facebook today. let's take a look. >> i hope you will compare what i'm proposing to what my opponent is talking about. i'm telling you right now, we are going to raise taxes on the middle class. so i may have short circuited. >> reporter: so clearly there is a new message, it is hillary clinton seems to be a robot.
they are playing off the comments that she herself said, that she had short circuited during an interview when asked about her e-mails. this is what republicans had been hoping he would be doing all of last week. but instead he spent it cleaning up after a days-long feud with a gold star family ended in criticism from those leaders you mentioned, senator mccain, speaker ryan, and senator ayotte. you know, and that led to him saying he might not endorse. after friday, though, it is clear that he has. one thing is if he's going to speak about unity, we have sold by senator ayotte's office that she will not be on the stage with him tonight. she did issue a statement saying she appreciated the endorsement but she will not be here in her home state with him tonight, poppy. >> right, actions speak loudly, sometimes. thank you so much. we appreciate it. kristen holmes for us in new hampshire. donald trump and hillary clinton in the last 24 hours, both walking back their words.
hillary clinton says she may have, quote, short circuited with a recent explanation she gave india interview this week about the use of her private e-mail server while she was secretary of state. meantime, donald trump withdrew his claim that he saw video of $400 million in cash being unloaded from a u.s. jet in iran. he later said he did not see that video. let's bring in our panel. democratic strategist maria cardona, hillary clinton supporter. former reagan white house director washington correspondent for the new yorker, ryan lizza. thank you all for being here. it's not just new hampshire, jeffrey lord, where trump needs some help in the polls. it is all the battleground states where he's losing by a pretty big margin in the polls this week. whether you talk about pennsylvania, michigan, new hampshire, even florida, even georgia, a traditionally red state, he's trailing clinton by
four points. it's also the national polls. what does he say onstage tonight to try to start to turn thing around? >> when he talks about hillary clinton, for one thing, he needs to have -- and i think he's doing this, a laser-like focus on hillary clinton, on her temperament, on her judgment, on everything hillary. she is the opposition candidate here. she's the person who would be appointing supreme court justices and all the rest. i think that's what he will be doing. he did some of that when he was here in pennsylvania. i think he'll be doing more of it. and he should. >> ryan lizza, he's done that, that's hadwhat he's been doing,d look at these numbers. >> that's what i was going to say. it's hard to give the public new information about hillary clinton that will change their mind about her. she's a known quantity, she's been around a long time, she was well-established negatives and a relatively low ceiling but also
a high floor. i'm not a political consultant, but i don't think it's enough to remind voters of the things they don't like about her. everything is sort of baked into the cake when it comes to her. what i would want to hear a little bit more from donald trump is very specific plans about how he plans on getting the economy moving, what does he view as the core problems in this economy, keeping back median wages and keeping back growth from being what it was in the '80s and '90s, and actually coming out with some specifics. he's going to have an economic speech on monday. but jeffrey echoed this, just attacking hillary clinton is not the way to win the election, especially when you're done in the last 15 or 20 public polls, donald trump is losing, and in some of them losing quite handily. if you were just an analyst who hadn't watched the primaries and came into this race and looked
at the numbers, looked at the two candidates, looked at their strengths and weaknesses, you wouldn't say this is a close call, hillary clinton is going to win this thing. most analysts are so spooked by not predicting donald trump's win in the primaries that he's getting a little bit more of the benefit of the doubt than usual. >> also, ryan, you have the trustworthiness and honesty numbers which don't play in clinton's favor at all. >> not at all. >> you only have 34% of the electorate who believes that hillary clinton is trustworthy or honest. and this e-mail issue keeps bogging her down. she cannot seem to get past it or she is unwilling to say what it would take for voters to allow her to get past it. she does this interview at the end of this week, she says perhaps my answer on whether or not what i said to the fbi and to the american people was all trustworthy, i may have, quote unquote, short circuited. why not be more direct with the american people? because comey said himself in his testimony that it was not true that everything she said to the american people was true,
and that "the washington post" said she's cherry picking words, they gave it four pinocchios. why not be more direct and try to get past it? >> she should be more direct. she should use comey's own words, which were that there's absolutely no evidence that she said anything misleading to the fbi. in essence he did say she was truly to the fbi. that's what she should focus on. in addition to that, he also said in congressional testimony, when asked by democratic members of congress, that the three e-mails marked classified were actually improperly marked and that it was absolutely, you know, possible that even somebody with specific knowledge about classification could have overlooked that and would not have known they were classified. so that's what she would focus on. but then, poppy, what she should do is just move on and said, look, i've apologized for this, i've taken responsibility for it, and then move on to the message. because ryan is right, this is
cooked into the clinton cake. and if you like her, this is not going to -- this is not going to change that. if you don't like her, they'll keep using it because it's all that they have to use against her. >> so maria, that's what she's been doing, she's been saying it's a mistake, i wouldn't do it again. she's been trying to to move on. but the public isn't moving on, the press isn't moving on. ryan lizza, i wonder if you think a complete mea culpa, a complete strategy shift -- >> she has said mea culpa, poppy. >> if she came out and said i should have known better, if she did a complete mea culpa, does that actually help her more? >> i think their strategy is to look at the comey testimony and say, all right, here is where comey has us dead to rights, we won't challenge that, but we don't have to accept comey's
subjective characterizations. their strategy is comey doesn't have to be god in all of this. >> no charges were filed, right? >> there's a question of her judgment, of course. >> i do think she made a serious mistake. >> this was a new thing, it was new. she has admitted, she has apologized. she did misspeak in this interview about comey's testimony. >> she did admit that on friday. >> guys, thank you, you can keep battling it out in the commercial break. thank you very much. ahead this hour, live in the "cnn newsroom," behind every
campaign, democratic or republican, is a mountain of the stuff that makes the political world go round -- money. >> so how much money have you given to political candidates over the years? >> given and raised? probably $100 million. >> $100 million? democrats and republicans? >> yes. >> how much do you think you're going to contribute in 2016? >> i don't know. maybe a few million. >> just a few million. this man and lots of others like him turning out billions of dollars for these candidates and others, they are the mega donors. i'll speak with alexandra pelosi. she has a new film on hbo all about where this money comes from. you won't want to miss it. also i sit down with the man behind under armour, a behemoth brand betting millions on baltimore. >> do you have an opinion as to whether a clinton or trump
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huh. let me think about that one. of course it does. especially in the weeks before a presidential election like right now. therefore you will want to see a new hbo documentary. it takes you behind the scenes to the billionaires, the people who pump money into the race for the white house. they don't call it spending. they call it investing. >> the price tag of the presidency will be almost $6 billion. who are the mega donors bank rolling this election and what are they getting for their investments? >> how much have you raised? >> given and raised? $100 million. >> i don't remember. >> you have some serious art in this place. >> i have a picture of me, hillary clinton, on my facebook page. >> i don't use the word "spend." i say i'm investing. >> this is about trying to make sure the government doesn't do anything to you. >> you spend your whole life writing checks to republicans,
you wanted a law passed, and they all voted against it? >> yes. >> this is not a liberal issue or conservative issue. it's at the core of what america is. >> it is a fascinating new film called "meet the donors." it is on demand, it is on hbo, airs on hbo tomorrow, 11:45 eastern and many times after that. here is the woman who made it, alexandra pelosi, thank you for being with me. >> thank you for having me. >> it's a great film, and it's fun. there's no smoking gun but it takes us into the big, big money behind politics. why did you want to make it? >> well, just because it has become clear to all of us over the years, there have been these articles in the paper about how there are these hundred families in america who are funding our elections. you're always wondering, who are these people and why are they writing checks? i wanted to put a face to the names that we see. >> a lot of people tell you i'm doing this for the benefit of my country. this is all about being
patriotic. but some admitted to you that, no, i'm doing this for personal interest and for business gain. >> right. there's a clear distinction between the ideological donors, who say i'm doing this because i love america and it's my patriotic duty, and i'm a billionaire, and the transactional donors, who are specifically putting money in to get a law passed or something which is in their own interest. >> t. boone pickens, for example, big oil guy. >> right. tried to get a law passed to get his gas used in all trucks. you could say it was good for the environment if we changed to this gas. >> he wanted natural gas, and he was up against the koch brothers. >> right. so he gots you spe outspent. there's always the question of are you doing this because it's good for america or good for your bottom line? >> i kept wondering why are these people going on camera, letting you in their homes, sharing their stories, showing
pictures of them with presidential access? >> i think vanity is a big part of it. another reason would be, they've been vilified, they've been demonized. there's been a lot of stories about the koch brothers, who said they had to do a whole pr campaign. >> they wouldn't talk to you. >> of course not. i did meet david koch, he was a very nice man, but wouldn't talk to me on camera. a lot of people said, it hurts my business. you want to say i'm doing it to help my business, i get your agenda. they would all say to me, you have a bad view, a perspective of it that i'm only doing it to help my company and help my bottom line, but actually being in the business of politics, identifying yourself with a candidate, could be bad for your business. >> there was also one donor who said to you, it is all about not just power and access but the perception of power and access. and they spoke about having pictures on the wall of him with different presidents and candidates and the perception of power is a big driver.
>> it's a big driver. perhaps you've been around long enough to know that when you see that picture on the wall, you're not impressed, you've been in enough offices in midtown where you've seen that america. but all across america, there's a rich guy in every town, and he has nothing to do on saturday night, he invites hillary clinton over, has his friends over, gets his picture taken. it establishes himself in the community as the big man about town. >> honcho. >> yes. >> one donor near the beginning of the film, he said to you, you're a hard-headed woman with a hard-headed question? >> he's a character. he's a big hillary donor. he's written over $10 million to hillary. we debated whether he said hard-headed woman or hot-headed woman. an article in "the jewish forward" said he's attacking a woman for being hard-headed.
i am hot-headed and hard-headed, proudly. >> biggest surprise making this film? >> i would say that so many people did not let me -- you're surprised they did let me in. i said, look at the top 100 families in america bank rolling this election, and a lot of them said no and slammed the door in my face. they're funding our democracy, and they wouldn't even give one answer? >> why? as you get a why from any of the noes? >> no. i got a lot of noes but you didn't get a lot of deep -- i mean, it is dark. it is a dark subject. we're being really light because it's saturday night, we're having a good time. >> there is some jest in the film. >> i try not to go too heavy, because i'm not like the bomb flowe thrower. people invite you into their houses, it's not my job to burn it down. i'm just there to see what it's like, the 1%.
>> 1% of the 1%. it's a fascinating film. i thought you got extraordinary access. they're not names that everyone knows. these are -- a lot of these names are not huge names, but they have big checkbooks. thank you so much, alexandra pelosi the filmmaker, you'll all want to see it. coming up next, trump and immigration. probably not the story you're thinking of. it's this. >> i obeyed the law. i did it the right way. i didn't just sneak in and stay here. i think that's what people should do. >> donald trump's wife melania trump, that is what she said when asked about her immigration status after she came to this country. but new photos of her are raising big questions about whether or not she violated u.s. immigration law. y gentleman's q, we sip champagne and peruse my art collection, which consists of renaissance classics and more avant-garde pieces.
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donald trump's wife melania strongly defending her own immigration history. she said she followed all immigration laws to the letter when she came to the united states from shrolovenia. this week photos taken during the '90s sparked new details about her immigration path. our jesse snyder investigates. >> reporter: a 25-year-old melania trump posed pro voc tavly for a french magazine. but the photos are now raising questions about melania's immigration history. >> i came to the united states, to new york, in 1996. >> reporter: 1996 is the year she stands by, telling cnn's andersson cooper and numerous other publications that's when she came to the u.s. these photos were snapped in new york city in 1995, according to
the author of a recent biography. what difference someday year make? probably the difference between mrs. trump breaking immigration law or not. to understand why, listen to melania's own words. >> i came here on visa. i flew to slovenia every few months to stamp it and came back. i applied for green card. and then after few years for citizenship. i obeyed the law. i did it the right way. i didn't just sneak in and stay here. so i think that's what people should do. >> reporter: trump insists she got her visa stamped every few months. if that's accurate, it would mean she had a type of visa, possibly a tourist visa, that needs to be updated periodically. but that type of visa does not allow work in the united states. the type of that does is called h1b, and the man who sponsored her says she didn't apply for an
h1b until 1996. the photographer at the photo shoot says she was a young model waiting for her break and didn't get paid, which would mean she didn't violate any immigration laws. >> so melania was not paid for this photo shoot? >> no, no. nobody's paying. nobody's paying. >> reporter: if that non-paid photo shoot was the only work she did before getting an h1b visa, she wouldn't have broken any laws. melania trump isn't directly answering whether she was first in new york in 1995 instead of 1996 like she previously stated. could it simply be an honest error? she wrote this on twitter. "let me set the record straight. i have at all times been in full compliance with the immigration laws of this country, period. any allegation to the contrary is simply untrue.
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trump, and hard. and it felt like the gloves are now off. the political storm growing ever fiercer. president obama take gets away from it all, sort of, for what he hopes will be a quiet two weeks on martha's vineyard. not before leaving behind some surprising zingers of his own, aimed directly at donald trump. >> yes. i think the republican nominee is unfit to serve as president. he keeps on proving it. he's woefully unprepared to do this job. >> reporter: and he kept on going. at a press conference alongside singapore's prime minister, extending the sentiment to republicans. >> if you are repeatedly having to say in very strong terminates that what he has said is unacceptable, why are you still endorsing him?
what does this say about your party, that this is your standard bearer? there s to come a point at which you say somebody who makes those kinds of statements doesn't have the judgment, the temperament, the understanding to occupy the most powerful position in the world. >> reporter: this is a long way from early in the race, when president obama rarely uttered donald trump's name, would make veiled references or speak broadly about all the republican candidates. remember them? now, though, since his endorsement of hillary clinton and the conventions, president obama seems freer, willing, and eager to speak his mind. >> of course the elections will not be rigged. what does that mean? >> reporter: this was during a press conference at the pentagon, after a meeting on
isis. >> what is your assessment today as you stand here about whether donald trump can be trusted with america's nuclear weapons? >> reporte . >> i've made this point already, multiple times. just listen to what mr. trump has to say and make your own judgment with respect to how confident you feel about his ability to manage things like our nuclear triad. >> reporter: referring back to his sharpest barbs, only days earlier. >> there has to come a point at which you say enough. >> reporter: at one point it almost seemed like the president was saying, i've said enough now, i've made my point, can we move on to other things. what can we expect from him on the campaign trail? we know he hates to get india back and forth with donald trump, he doesn't want to respond to every single tweet. but when things become divisive, like trump's comments about the parents of the fallen muslim
soldier, the white house says he will be absolutely willing to weigh in and then some, especially at political events, although the settings we saw this past week were not, poppy. >> michelle at the white house for us tonight, thank you so much. coming up next, our american opportunity takes us to baltimore, a city knocked down but not out in any way. charm city looking to its home ground company under armour to turn things around. this as the company has grown from a fledgling startup to a billion dollar brand. you like to quote mike tyson who says everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face. when did you get punched in the face? >> which time? >> ceo kevin plank's big bet on baltimore, next. if you have moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis,
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jobs out of baltimore. >> and in this week's american opportunity, we take you to baltimore to meet the man behind that company, under armour, and to find out why he is betting billions on his city. >> there's a great line, it says, all i care about is money and the city that i'm from. ♪ all i can about is money and the city that i'm from ♪ >> you're the first ceo to caught drake in an interview, ever. >> reporter: to say that he's proud of his city is an understatement. >> we're the best doggone city on the planet. welcome to baltimore, ladies and gentlemen. >> reporter: he cringes at the idea of the world just knowing the baltimore whose streets were filled with anger last spring. >> i know that when i was watching an derson cooper on cnn and talking about baltimore is
burning, i'm in my baltimore inner harbor office and looking out and saying, i'm not seeing any of this. >> reporter: there's no question charm city has gone through tough times, from protests that made global headlines last year to stubbornly high unemployment. but kevin plank has another baltimore he wants you to see. he's the force behind under armour, the scrappy startup turned into a billion dollar brand. >> i love blowing people's minds. i love people saying, wow, i never thought that was possible, i never thought that could happen. i want to shatter that belief that the american dream is dead, more than half of millennials believe that. if i can do anything, the greatest gift i could give to our country would be to demonstrate that that's absolutely false. >> reporter: that's been kevin plank's strategy, and it's paid off. he bootstrapped to start under
armour in his grandmother's basement, creating a prototype of a moisture-wicking shirt he thought athletes needed. he gambled in atlantic city to keep afloat. >> thank goodness i filled my car up with gas. as i drove back, i realized i was broke, i don't have any money left but i'm still paying my rent, like no change in my car. >> reporter: you really really broke. >> that kind of broke. >> reporter: you like to quote mike tyson, who says everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face. when did you get punched in the face? >> which time? i mean, we felt it over and over. >> reporter: fast forward 20 years, and under armour has more than 13,000 employees, and is eyeing $7.5 billion in revenue by 2018. today, plank is going all in on baltimore. >> what's come through recently
in ferguson, what's come through in baltimore, is that you see the strive that's happening on both sides, like we haven't solved the problem that we have. and the one issue that comes up every day, it all comes back to jobs at some level. >> reporter: he's aiming to redevelop this area, port covington, some 260 acres of empty industrial land. it would house under armour headquarters along with residential and retail developments on the waterfront. what's your vision? >> route 95. 225,000 cars a day driving through the city of baltimore. i want them to drive through and say, wow, there's something great happening in this city. >> reporter: we spoke with plank on opening day of the under armour lighthouse. >> please come on in, welcome to the lighthouse. >> reporter: a mammoth 35,000 square feet workshop where the company tests high tech manufacturing and robotics, part of plank's larger aim to trim overseas production and add more efficiency to the process. ideally meaning more jobs here at home. >> my next, you know, three or
four years, we're going to effectively double the size of the company and create 2 or 3,000 new jobs. how many jobs have come back to america? today it's less than 5% of apparel consumed in america is made in america. you look at that and say, should we really accept that? >> reporter: but are we really talking about a day when a majority of the under armour products say made in america? is that economically possible? >> all these things come back to, you know, the plight that we see in our inner cities. it comes back to jobs. and i think it's a real crime that we don't have enough of it. and there's no plan. so we're looking and saying, if we can, through all of our manufacturing, what we're doing, again, the majority of which 95% of our manufacturing is outside the united states as well, but if we can create a facility here that we can truly understand it, we can have our own engineers, our own designers, our own innovators here in baltimore, our product line managers work here and saying, there may be a best practice for us for this, there may be a better way for us
to do this, then bring that to our manufacturing overseas. >> how many net new jobs, full-time jobs do you expect to come here? >> thousands to tens of thousands. if it works. this is a long pull. >> do you have an opinion whether a clinton or trump presidency would be better for bringing those jobs back to this country? >> zero. i think everybody wants jobs. i hate seeing corporations being painted as this awful, evil thing that just wants to exploit the worker. the idea of america as a bad, evil place is so misplaced. it's so awful. people want to do the right thing. and i believe that. >> reporter: plank not only bet big on baltimore. he bet big on nba star steph curry. that has paid off many times over. in fact, this year under armour has four mvp athletes on its
list of >> any athletes you sign on to endorse under armour, what's the trend? baltimore orioles legend cal ripken jr. is designing the sports field for the project. >> what he's doing in the development for the campus down there in port covington, i think it is the best thing in the world to happen to baltimore. >> it comes with some controversy. a development, a private entity, is asking the city of baltimore for a $535 million investment in the infrastructure to make the development possible. >> there's been a lot of talk
about the $535 million investment that under armour is asking the city to make. for people who are looking in on the outside to say that's a lot of money to invest in the project overall, what do you say to them? >> first of all, under armour is not asking for a cent. this is the public infrastructure for a much bigger and better idea that a city like baltimore should be able to dream for. >> it's not a check from the city. it is tax increment financing or a tif. >> if it's not right for the city, then the city shouldn't do it. but if it is right, like if you believe -- one of the things i said. imagine if we do have the growth at the company. imagine if we can inspire millennials and young people to put baltimore on the list of a
destination city they want to move to, what could it be then? i recognize it's a lot for people because it sounds like a lot of money and it is a lot of money, but it's something that doesn't -- that money doesn't get funded unless the companies move here and create that tax base. >> the city council is weighing the proposal right now. baltimore's mayor calls it a, quote, visionary project. you've said this isn't just a baltimore story. this is an american story. >> yes. imagine if we crack this code. imagine if we could figure the formula for that. the best way to do that is to keep growing and get more jobs. >> so do people who might hear that and say, what, this is a company where, as you said, 90% of their goods are made overseas, what do you say to
them? >> start with the intent. there's no manufacturing in this country. this isn't like under armour's job to solve the job issue in america. we're just making a couple of steps. >> steps he's betting on one shirt and one shoe at a time. >> up next, proof in the president's words that you can succeed, quote, no matter where you are from. you'll want to hear this. the number straight ahead.
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