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amendment. by the way, if she gets to pick -- if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. although the second amendment people, maybe there is, i don't know. >> reporter: now, the clinton campaign quickly seized on that remark as aen apparent threat against hillary clinton saying that donald trump was promoting violence as tort trump campaign they insisted that was not the case at all. saying he was simply talking about coalescing support of the second amendment voters behind the nominee. and this is the kind of support that donald trump needs. he is lagging behind hillary clinton in key battleground states like ohio and swing state polls but it's offhand comments like that have given some voters including republicans pause about whether or not they can support the gop nominee. as for him, he heads to two key battleground states today, virginia and florida where polls show him neck and neck with virginia in the sunshine state.
back to you. let's sort through the blizzard of reactions to trump's offhand but highly controversial comments we'll bring in steven sloan, cnn's politics managering editor for content. steven, good morning. >> good morning. i want to start with how trump supporters are trying to explain away what happened yesterday. take a listen to what former mayor rudy giuliani said yesterday during a rally of his own. >> they spin out that what he meant by that was, that it was a joke and that what he meant by that was that they would kill her. now, okay. now, to buy that, you have to be corrupt. because if you said that to me, i would say to you, are you out of your mind. i saw it. i heard it. i know what it meant.
>> so, steven, this seems like a pretty typical response by the trump campaign. whenever he's faced with a controversy they blame it on the media and hillary clinton's campaign. is that going to be enough, given how controversial what trump had to say yesterday? >> well, ryan, you're exactly right. this is the textbook response in the campaign to another controversy, just blaming the media, you know, kind of forcing the conversation back on the people who are kind of saying that there's a controversy. but, you know, i think, this is something that they've done throughout their campaign since june 2015 when the trump campaign began. i think, you know, they'll call it part of the same playbook that they have in the past where, you know, this controversy will play out for the next few days and they'll try to move on. a week ago, we were talking about his fight with the khan
family. his fight with speaker ball ryan. he gave a speech on tuesday that was praised widely and yet here we are in another controversy. >> but, steven, it seems with this one, though, as much as the trump camp was quick to react with a statement, that doesn't seem to be much continuity, talking about what giuliani said and what donald trump said talking to sean hannity, sean hannity saying obviously what you're saying there's a strong political movement in the second amendment and people mobilize the vote they can top hillary clinton. but that's not how the media is spinning it. here's his reaction to that question. >> nobody in that room thought anything other than what you just said. this is a political movement. this is a strong powerful movement. the second amendment. you know, hillary wants to take your guns away. she wants to leave you unprotected in your home. this is a tremendous political movement. the nra, as you know, endorse
me, they're terrific people, wayne, chris, all of the people over there. by the way, they've already -- i just saw, they tweeted out, basically they agree 100% with what i said. there can be no other interpretation. even reporters have told me, give me a break. >> you were in the middle of answering, steven, story forry that. obviously his debate setting off what he meant. how do you think this is resonating to people watching at home? >> i think a lot of donald trump supporters are looking at this as a debate over the second amendment. they do look at this election that could have implications for gun rights and things like that. so i think they're looking at those comments. again, here we are in another donald trump controversy. we're seeing it play out one after the other after the other. >> and once again, steven, this puts prominent republicans in an awkward position. paul ryan last night, i watched his comments after his victory
in the primary. and he continues to walk this fine line where he is somewhat supportive of donald trump. but he also finds an opportunity to hit him a little bit. listen to what paul ryan said last night without mentioning trump's name. >> in times as uncertain as these, it is easy to resort to division. it's simple to prey on people's fears. that stuff sells. but it doesn't stick. it doesn't last. most of all it doesn't work. >> he's clearly talking about donald trump here. but then about two minutes later he goes on to say that he still believes the trump/pence ticket gives him the best opportunity to push through his republican agenda. can he continue to walk his fine line all the way up until election day? >> i don't think he has much of a choice now, ryan. i thought it was such a poetic moment. here we are, paul ryan on his primary night. a primary night that got a lot
of attention because of donald trump saying he wasn't quite ready to endorse paul ryan. and by the end of last week, trump did endorse, of course, the speaker. and then the speaker cruised through re-election to a primary victory last night. but again, dealing with another trump controversy. so, it was -- here we are again, ryan and trump relationship. >> and there is no shortage of reaction about this comment yesterday during this rally. we heard from former cia chief general michael hayden. he's one of the 50 republicans who wrote that letter condemning trump just running for office saying he was unfit for office. i want you to listen to what general hayden said with jake tapper on "the lead" yesterday. >> when i heard that for the first time, that was more than a speed bump, all right? that's actually a very arresting comment. if someone else had said that outside the hall, he'd be in the back of a police wagon now with
the secret service questioning him. >> is donald trump digging himself a deeper hole, or can he weather this. >> he proven such resilience over the past year or so that i think it -- you know, we can't say this is the one that it's going to be tough for him to survive. but i do think that comment does reflect the seriousness of this charge, of the comment, and the seriousness which the people are taking it. >> steven sloan in washington for us. thank you, steven. >> thank you. and hillary clinton is getting ready to give a big speech on her jobs plan today in iowa. she's probably going to be discussing spending on infrastructure and hiking the minimum wage to $15 an hour, while criticizing the economic plan donald trump outlined earlier this week. a study from moody's an li analytics shows if clinton wins,
the economy would add 10.4 million. that's a big jump from 7.2 forecast. gdp would rise to 2.7% rate compared to the current investment of 2.3%. moody's is a key group, but the author of that group is john sandy. they just keep racking up the gold medals in rio. this time, it's the final five, officially, the women's gymnastics team. claiming gold for the second time in a row. we'll have more next. this car is traveling over 200 miles per hour.
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welcome back american athletes awash in red, white, blue and gold at the rio olympics led by swimmers michael phelps and katie ledecky, not to mention the u.s. women's gymnastics team crushing the competition. in the all around team winning their second consecutive gold medal in the event. >> let's go now to cnn's coy wire following it all. live in rio. coy, every morning we say this is an incredible day for the americans and that continues today as well. >> reporter: absolutely, ryan. good to see you, and alison. look, what a day for the usa, michael phelps the greatest olympian of all time had a little extra motivation yesterday. revenge for his loss back in the 200 meter butterfly in the last olympics to south african chad le clos. not to mention the little bit of shadow boxing that le clos did
in warmups monday that caused twitter to go crazy, remember that? and once they took the pool, phelps led early and led on. le clos not even in the top three. he got a chance to celebrate with his 3-month-old son boomer. how about this, another gold medal with teammates ryan lochte, conor dwyer, and listen to this, only 12 countries have won more gold total than phelps. unbelievable. american katie ledecky, she's continuing to dominate in the pool as well. 19 years old, taking the gold in the 200 meter freestyle. not normally her strongest event. she was in fifth place. but then motor boat. winning her second gold medal in
rio. she'll defend her 800 meter gold from 2012 later this week. check out this picture that katie's family send us, it's her ten years ago, meeting michael phelps. it's safe that all the kids around the world are going to want their pictures with her. as dominant as the swimmers have been in rio, the women's gymnastics team have been even better. led by the greatest gymnast of all time simone biles. the u.s. was unstoppable beating russia by more than eight points. they were just on a clearly different level in competition. that's back-to-back competitions for the americans. let's take a look at the medals, usa putting away 26 in total. china second with 17. japan third with 14. and guys, we have a lot more action on tap today.
both the u.s. men's and women's basketball teams hit the courts and the men will play australia. >> coy, talk to me about serena williams she was kicked out completely. what's going on there? >> reporter: she was a little off her game, alison, seemingly all week. they had just gotten off the plane. she and venus both. venus was cramping and hydrated. serena didn't look that well either. she's up against the 20th ranched player in the world and she didn't have her best day. and you have to be on point every time here in rio. >> coy wire always on point. >> always on point. >> he's bringing gold medal performances every morning. chaos erupting last night in ferguson, missouri, on the second anniversary of michael brown's death. shots ringing out after a protester was hit by a car. according to police, the protester was trying to block
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interpreted as inciting violence against hillary clinton. this, as trump tried to reassert control of his message following a couple of rough gaffe-filled weeks. cnn's sara murray is traveling with the trump campaign. she has the latest from north carolina. >> reporter: good morning, alison and ryan. this is supposed to be the week where donald trump was sticking to the script. and instead, he set off another political firestorm with this comment. >> hillary wants to abolish or essentially abolish the second amendment, by the way, if she gets to pick -- if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. although the second amendment, people, maybe there is. i don't know. >> reporter: now the clinton campaign quickly seized on that remark as an apparent threat against hillary clinton saying that donald trump was promoting violence. as for the trump campaign, they insisted that was not case at all. saying he was simply talking about coalescing with support of
second amendment voters behind the republican nominee. and this is the kind of support that donald trump needs. he is lagging behind hillary clinton in key battle ground states like ohio and the latest round of swing state polls but it's offhand comments like that that have given some voters including republicans pause about whether or not they can support the gop nominee. as for him, he heads to two key battleground states virginia and florida where polls show him neck and neck with hillary clinton in the sunshine state. back to you. help us to sort through the blizzard of trump's offhand but highly controversial comments let's bring in steven sloan, cnn's managing editor for content. good morning. >> good morning. >> so there really is no shortage of reactions about the second amendment comment the right to bear arms. he gave a statement. and later donald trump himself talking with fox news. listen to this. >> so, obviously, you're saying
that there's a strong political movement within the second amendment. and if people mobilize and vote, they can stop hillary from having this impact on the court. but that's not how the media is spinning it. what's your reaction to it? >> nobody in that room thought anything other than what you just said. this is a political movement. this is a strong powerful movement, the second amendment. you know, hillary wants to take your guns away. she wants to leave you unprotected in your home. this is a tremendous political movement. the nra, as you know endorsed me, they're terrific people. wayne and chris and all of the people over there. by the way they've already -- i just saw, they tweeted out basically they agree 100% with what i said. there can be no other sbergs, even reporters have told me, i mean, give me a break. >> should we believe donald trump that this is referring to the power of the vote and not an attempt to try to hurt hillary clinton? >> well, that's certainly the argument that he's going to try to make over the next few days
as this controversy, i'm sure, will continue to rage on, alison. you know, but here we are again, this is the pattern that we see, you know, really for more than a year now, as we have another controversy that donald trump is in the middle of. and he, you know, will push back and say, everyone is just not hearing this the way my supporters heard it. blaming the media. and, so, you know, he's proven, amazingly resilient. but this is supposed to be a week, as sara said a few minutes ago this is supposed to be a week where he's getting back on script. and here he is again. and getting back on message is proving tough. >> and donald trump is going to wake up in his hometown this morning of new york city and see this cover of the "new york daily news" where it says "this isn't a joke anymore." and the daily news calling on republicans to abandon trump. obviously the daily news has not
been all that supportive of donald trump from the beginning. it's certainly not his paper. but continues to lead us to this question about republican leaders and how long they're going to hang on from him. we saw susan collins from maine yesterday saying she's not going to vote for donald trump. but paul ryan continues to express support for him. and jeff scarborough last night in "the washington post," going to be in "the washington post" this morning, he's suggesting also that the republican party abandon donald trump. will this have any resonance? is there going to be an opportunity for paul ryan and mitch mcconnell to say we need to do something about our nominee? >> i think the leadership and congress is walking a fine line here letting their members kind of go as they will here. i don't know that we'll see, you know, an entirely new line from paul ryan or mitch mcconnell here. but you saw paul ryan last night saying this sounds like a joke that went bad. so, you know, it's a tough position for them to be in, as
they try to protect their majority in congress. >> but we are seeing the clinton camp use this moment to their benefit. i want you to listen to something that tim kaine, the vice presidential nominee said in austin, texas yesterday. >> nobody who is seeking a leadership position, especially the presidency, the leadership of the country, should do anything to countenance violence. an that's what he was saying. >> so, the clinton campaign using this as yet one more example to sort of beat the drum that they've already been beating. that trump is not fit for president and doesn't have the temperament. >> yeah. this gets right to the heart of clinton campaign's argument that was outlined throughout the convention last month. you know, donald trump just does not have the temperament to be president. and i think, they'll use this to just reinforce as the latest example of this. of course, the trump campaign will continue to push back and
say, you know, everyone is just misinterpreting. and that's not really what he meant. but this gives another great opportunity for the clinton campaign to make the argument about donald trump's temperament. >> steven, switching gears right now let's talk about hillary clinton. kind of a bizarre moment in at her rally in kissimmee, florida, where a reporter spotted the father of the shooter in the orlando nightclub massacre sitting behind hillary clinton. and then they caught up with him afterwards and he expressed his support for the former secretary of state. take a listen to sadique mateen. >> this is good for the united states, versus donald trump. and i wish that my son joined the army and fought isis and destroyed isis, that would be much better. >> obviously, the clinton campaign quickly pushing back on the idea that they embraced
sadique mateen's support. but steven, could this be something that republicans jump on and make an issue to? >> absolutely. you've seen some republicans trying to link him to the clinton campaign. this is something i'm sure the clinton campaign did not want to deal with. they said this was an open event, anyone could have attended. he was not a guest of the clinton campaign by the end of the day they were forced to disavow support for him. >> every short, steven sloan. thank you. billionaire investor icahn, the economy will tank unless donald trump is elected president. here's what he told cnn richard quest. >> if trump doesn't win, and you have more of the stance that we have for the last eight years we have a major economy problem. we don't have jobs, good jobs. >> some of those major problems that he mentioned include slow
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their second consecutive gold medal in the event. my favorite event. >> cnn's coy wire joining us live from rio. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you guys. we've got to talk about michael phelps here. the greatest olympian of all time. yes, motivation questioned avenging his loss to london in the loss to chad le clos. remember that shadow boxing le clos was doing on monday with that frown face? well, they were in the pool last night, it was on. phelps took an early lead in this one, and he held on. 20th gold medal in all. le clos not even finishing in the top three, guys. where was he? phelps get to him or what? a beautiful moment after the win, phelps celebrating with his 3-month-old son boomer.
special moment indeed. phelps celebrating with the 200 meter relay team, ryan lochte, tyler haws. they team up. 21 gold medals for fepgs. listen to this, only 12 countries have won more golds, than that, unbelievable. morin believable, katie ledecky dominating in the pool. the 19-year-old taking hope the gold in the 200 meter freestyle. not normally her strongest event. she was in fifth place after the first 50 meters and then she takes off. she beats sarah sjostrom from sweden winning her second gold here defending her 800 meter in 2012 later this week. check out this pic that katie's family sent us earlier this year. it's her 10 year olds getting to meet her hero, michael phelps.
it's fair to say that katie ledecky is going to be sitting behind the table. the u.s. women's gymnastics team just as amazing if not better led by simone biles who already is arguably the greatest gymnast in u.s. history unstoppable beating second place russia by more than eight points. they were just on a completely different level. that's back-to-back golds in team competition for the americans. the americans racking it up leading the way with 26. china just behind at 17. japan in third with 14 in total. we have a lot more action today. exciting stuff, u.s. men's and women's basketball teams hitting the courts. the men's team argue about the toughest competition of the rio games. they'll be playing australia, guys. >> coy, so much talk on social media about the green pool at the aquatics center. i saw something on twitter
suggesting maybe somebody peed in the pool. did your mother ever tell you that? >> somebody or everybody. if you're a swimmer, ah, no, you go ahead and dive into that thing first. apparently, they're saying likely not enough chlorine. officials say it was not harmful for the athletes. they believed it. they went and jumped on in. no cases so far of anything bad happening. look at these images. oh, my goodness, can you imagine coming down here in the world's biggest stage of games and you're diving into that. >> at least they weren't glowing green when they stepped out of the water. coy wire, thanks so much. delta is cancelling more flights today in the wake of the massive computer outage that brought the airlines to its knees monday. delta officials saying at least 90 flights have been cancelled this morning but they promise normal operations will resume today. delta saying it's cancelled more
than 750 flights just tuesday due to monday's outage. chaos erupting in ferguson, missouri, on the second anniversary of michael brown's death. shots ringing out after a protester was hit by a car. according to police, that protester was trying to block traffic. the driver of the vehicle is cooperating with authorities but the victim was moved from the scene before police arrived and has not been located. the justice department is set to release a long awaited report on the baltimore police who says that officers routinely violated the rights of residents by conducting unlawful stops and using excessive force. the report found that police practices disproportion knitly affected the city's african-american population. the federal investigation of baltimore's police operations followed the death of freddie gray who suffered a fatal neck injury while in police custody. in north carolina a self-described neighborhood watchman is facing murder charges after a shooting outside of his home.
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a water park in kansas city, kansas, will reopen this afternoon, jut ten -- just days after a 10-year-old boy died riding the world's largest water slide. that slide will remain closed for the rest of the season. elsewhere, a ferris wheel accident at a tennessee county fair in which three young girls fell out of a gondola is being blamed on a mechanical failure.
these two incidents prompting new questions and new calls for tighter regulation of amusement parks. we get more from cnn's rene marsh. alison and ryan, it's a path work of oversight when it comes to amusement parks and safety experts say it's creating a loophole. a child is in intensive care in tennessee and a county fair is being forced to shut down all of its rides this just days after a 10-year-old boy died from a neck injury after riding a water slide in kansas city, kansas. it's the second amusement park accident in just two days. the concern now, there is no set standard for safety regulations at these parks. there are more than 400 amusement parks in the united states, with more than 330 million visitors per year. no federal agency is responsible for oversight. it's up to the states to regulate, but some are more strict than others.
the trade group that represents amusement parks tells cnn serious incidents are extremely rare. the most recent data from 2014 shows, of the millions of people who visited amusement parks in the united states, there were more than 1100 reported injuries. but that number does not account for water parks, traveling fairs and carnivals. alison. ryan. >> all right, hen ney, thanks very much. the zika virus has killed a newborn baby girl in houston. this is the first fatality in texas linked to the virus. and officials say the girl's mother travelled to latin america during her pregnancy. texas governor greg abbott now asking president obama for zika funding. and there are four more cases of the virus being reported in florida. there are now 21 patients in south florida who contracted the virus. from mosquitos. and there is some breaking news this morning. german police conducting raids on the homes and businesses of three terrorism suspects.
officials in the german states of northwine and lower saxony say the raids were under way in several cities. officials believe the suspects recruited supporters for isis. one of the accused also suspected of providing financial and logistical support to isis. and the rift between russia and turkey is over. russian president vladimir putin and turkish president recep erdogan meeting in st. petersburg then announcing the two nations are restoring bilateral negotiations. that announcement coming nine months after russia shot down turkish planes near the syrian border. okay. let's get an early start on "your money." hillary clinton is set to give a big speech on her jobs plan today in iowa. and she's likely to be talking about spending on infrastructure and helping the minimum wage to
$15 an hour. while criticizing the economic plan donald trump had outlined earlier this week. a study from moody's analytics shows if clinton wins in november and all of the economic proposals the economy would add 10.4 million jobs over four years. that's a big jump of the 7.2 forecast under current law. gdp would raise to 2.7% rate compare that to the current estimate of 2.3%. one thing to keep in mind, moody assess an independent research group but the lead author of that report is mark zandy who donated money to the clinton campaign. and also served as a former adviser to former presidential candidate john mccain. a quick tleek stock market. we're seeing dow futures flat. finishing slightly higher yesterday. stock markets in europe and asia closing with modest losses. and oil prices down. the nasdaq goes to its highest level of all time, following a rise yet.
the index actually up 4% on the year. this is really an incredible recovery after we saw the nasdaq take a 10% hit at the beginning of the year. with corporate earnings season coming to a close analysts are saying you know what, they don't expect any major swings in the market anytime soon. but they do see stocks continue to set record if the u.s. economy stays on course. the dow is less than 100 points away from a fresh record high. the s&p 500 needs small begins to get there as well. gas prices are going to be dropping below $2 a gallon this fall and stay there for winter. that's the new forecast from the u.s. energy department. the drop is mostly because of the prolonged slump in oil prices that we've been seeing. also, the seasonal switch to the winter blend of gasoline which makes it cheaper to make. the gnash average is forecast across back above $2 a gallon. but the experts don't see gas
going above $2.50 a gallon anytime next year. the average price is sitting at $2.13. that's down 26 cents from a month ago. and music to the ears get in the car and get to that road trip. donald trump going off the cuff and causing yet another controversy for his campaign. was he inciting violence against hillary clinton? "new day" starts right now. hillary wants to abolish the second amendment. nothing you can do folks, although the second amendment people, maybe there is. >> it's a window into another temp who is temperatumentally n suited. >> she's a dangerous person. >> he is a business person. he misspeaks a lot. >> team usa picking up seven more medals.
>> this is the greatest gymnastics team in history. >> michael phelps picking up his 21st gold medal. katie ledecky getting her first gold. this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. a lot to talk about this morning. big political news. good morning, wednesday, august 10th, 6:00 in the east. brianna keilar and i are here four. and the campaign for president has taken another turn. donald trump suggesting that second amendment supporters could do something to stop hillary clinton. was he hinting at a show of force, or was it a call to get the polls? now trump is blaming the media for twisting his words. drawing condemnation from both sides of the aisle. the question is did trump cross the line with
>> reporter: good morning to you, brianna. the campaign really pushing back hard on this. trump saying no one in that room thought he was trying to incite violence in any way. once again, what donald trump says and what he says he means stirring up quite a bit of controversy. donald trump on the defensive again. >> there can be no other interpretation. give me a break. >> reporter: blaming media bias for the fire storm over this quip at his campaign rally. >> hillary wants to essentially abolish the second amendment. by the way, and if she gets to pick -- [ booing ] if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. although, the second amendment people, maybe there is, i don't know. >> reporter: trump doing damage control, claiming he was calling on the political powers of second-amendment voters to make th