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struggling in our country today who wants a different and much better future. >> reporter: trump addressing the violent protests in milwaukee, after police shot >> those pedaling the narrative of cops as a racist force in our society, a narrative supported with a nod by my opponent, shared directly in the responsibility for the unrest in milwaukee and many other places within our country. >> reporter: he's placing the blame for inner city unrest squarely on what he calls failed democratic policies. >> the african-american community has been taken for granted for decades by the democratic party. it's time for rule by the people, not rule for the special interests. hillary clinton backed policies responsible for the problems in the inner cities today, and a vote for her is a vote for
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another generation of poverty, high crime, and lost opportunities. >> reporter: with only 83 days until the election, trump is digging in on his combative style, in hopes of turning around his slide in the polls. >> i am who i am. it's he. you have to be you. if you start pivoting, you're not being honest with people. >> reporter: and in just the past few minutes, donald trump has been addressing the additions to his team, putting out this statement, saying, i believe we're adding some of the best talents in politics with the experience and expertise needed to defeat hillary clinton in november and continue to share my message and vision to make america great again. paul manafort also talking about it, saying the team is adding top-tiered talent, not talking about a shake-up, instead addressing this as an expansion. as for donald trump, he'll be receiving his first national security briefing today. it's the first time he'll have access to classified information. alisyn and chris?
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>> jessica, thanks so much for all that background. let's talk about it. we want to bring in our panel. we have cnn political director david chalion. we have cnn reporter rebecca berg. and cnn political commentator, errol louis. hot off the press just 23 minutes ago, we get this press release announcing this shake-up. what do these changes mean? >> it means the campaign is not going according to plan and not going very well. that's what it means first and foremost. you're 80 days away from a general election. that's not normally the time you're going to shake up the upper echelon of your campaign. as you noted, alisyn, just two months after you already did so. to me, it's a clear recognition that the last two months did not work. >> under paul manafort's leadership. >> i also think we have to remember at the top of this is the candidate. staff matters. i've covered a lot of presidential campaigns where there's a lot of skilled staff,
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not so skilled staff, and that makes a difference. nothing matters as much as the candidate. when you see him two nights in a row stick to the teleprompter, give a speech that's on message that causes some of the concerns inside the republican party to be assuaged, in addition to make these staff changes, people will start saying, hey, maybe he's putting something together that can get us through to november 8th. >> here's what we know. what david just said, donald trump hates. the idea that -- >> we already know that. >> him being on message and being a good little boy and getting patted on the head by people he doesn't respect and he's been successful against literally makes him physically ill. that was something that had to change. this is not an unusual situation because of where we started. paul manafort had big problems. in his first interview here, w b went right to it. donald trump decided to bring him in. so he brings in one guy who's
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been telling him he's been doing it wrong. and he brings in somebody who's proven to him that she knows how to do it right in kellyanne. that makes a lot of sense right now. keeping manafort does as well, you could argue. why get rid of him? it only makes it more true, the speculation about him. >> that's true. he wasn't charging the campaign, so there's no expense to keeping him there. he's got a lot of wise counsel to offer. it looked like they've got something of a team. i think kellyanne conway referred to what she called the core four. we know the candidate will make the final decision in this case. having kellyanne conway is important, not just in that there's been a shake-up, but she runs a polling company. she doesn't talk in the language of numbers, but she deeply understands the numbers. >> they give him a nice balance. he's got the old hand in manafort. he's got a real polish eed pro
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kellyanne conway. then he's got that breitbart pedigree. he's got a mix of all these different things now. you want to bring in rebecca berg? >> yeah, what do you think, particularly about the steve bannon addition? >> well, it's a really interesting choice. if you think about some of the problems that donald trump has right now in terms of his campaign, it's pretty simple. he doesn't have a ground operation. he hasn't been advertising. and he hasn't been staying on message. i'm deeply skeptical that bringing in any new blood is going to fix those problems. steve bannon obviously understands politic, but he hasn't led a political campaign. so he's not steeped in ground operation, advertising, in the way that a more experienced political hand would be. and of course, the issue of donald trump not staying on message, it goes back to what david was saying. that's up to the candidate. that's ultimately donald trump's decision. what donald trump has indicated is he's not really interested in pivoting to a toned down message
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or changing the way he speaks on the campaign trail. so what i'm curious to see is whether adding steve bannon, adding kellyanne in this new role is going to make any difference in that regard. >> right. so this morning we should be talking about his law and order speech that he gave last night that was supposedly outreach to black voters. again, he's eclipsing his own news this morning by the timing of these announcements. that gets back to the let trump be trump philosophy that he seems to be moving back to with steve bannon. >> but he is eclipsing it with news of trying to right the ship, not with some off message. >> it's also leaked. i don't think they wanted this news to come out when it did. i think it leaked. so he has to deal with it when it falls into the media. but you're right. it does overshadow the speech. then again, is that a good or bad thing? >> yeah, the speech was one that was not only easily forgotten but one that perhaps he would have done well to sort of step on and pretend it never
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happened. >> because? >> because what did it do for him? so much of this campaign really comes across as an infomercial for people who have already bought the product. you go to an all-white suburb and you talk about law and order. well, is this getting new voters for donald trump? is this actually outreach to the black vote? >> he said it was. he said, i'm asking for the vote of every african-american citizen struggling in our country today who wants a different and much better future. >> and i will not set foot in a 40% black city to tell them that. that seems to be what the message is. i think people can read between the lines. frankly, taken from his speech, if there's a choice between a politician who will pander to you and one who will ignore you, i think most voters will make the choice that at least somebody who's pandering is offering us something, even a hope or a promise that we can call them on later. donald trump in the republican party generally has not done that. this is why the high point of black voters for republican presidential candidates was
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gerald ford with only 16%. >> but i would argue it's not just the direct appeal to african-american votes that was the goal of last night's speech but also to appeal to independent republicans who may be reluctant to the trump candidacy that he's willing to try to do some outreach. i think there are two things going on there. remember, he still has work to do with the republican base. that's not completed work. his numbers of republican support compared to hillary clinton's number of democratic support in the polls, he has work to do with his own party. so i think some of this is aimed at doing that work, not trying to get his 1% up to 5% necessarily. >> 1% is the number of trump support that they see in the new poll. put it up there. >> for african-american voters. >> this is hard to believe. >> only 1%? >> yeah, that it's only 1%. you're saying it's much too high? 1% has got to be artificially low. but it does show the discrepancy
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issues. rebecca, the virtue of donald trump returning to what got him there. yes, all the big brains have said what he did in the primary won't work in the general. he can't just go with this one faction of his party. he's got to expand his base. at the end of the day, if you're donald trump and you look at your best chances to win this election, how do you turn away from yourself? >> you can't be suddenly a totally new person. i mean, we've seen in past elections how that tends to fail. you come off as a flip-flopper. donald trump doesn't need to completely reinvent himself, but it does help to moderate your tone a little bit. you are generally speaking to a completely new audience. a republican primary audience is not the audience you're going after in the general election. now donald trump needs to be appealing to suburban, college educated voters who are undecided at this stage. they have completely different interests, completely different values, completely different
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priorities than the republican electorate in a primary setting. so it's not really saying that he needs to become a new person and a new candidate, but he does need to direct his message, target his message, and try to speak to these new people and bring them into the fold, but he hasn't really done that yet. >> and it sounds like with this ship that that's not what he's doing. he's returning to what got him here, and he wants the let trump be trump, shoot from the hip, the success of the primary, and that got him 13.3 million voters, but hard to know if that will get him more now. >> it can never hurt to bring in quality, right. kellyanne was already in there doing the polling, but having her more involved, that can't hurt you. i don't know what bannon offers in terms of expanding the base. breitbart has been determined to be one specific thing in this campaign, and it is not a broad based building coalition outlet. >> panel, stick around. we have much more to talk to you about. coming up in our next hour, trump's former campaign manager
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corey lewandowski joins us live to talk about this latest campaign shake-up. and another development. congress now has its hands on the fbi's report to the justice department explaining its recommendation of no charges in hillary clinton's use of private e-mails as secretary of state. now, the clinton campaign is blasting republicans, arguing that the classified report should be made public for you to see as well. that's an odd turnabout in play here. cnn investigative correspondent chris frates live in washington with more. their initial reaction was this shouldn't be released. now they're saying everyone should have it. >> that's exactly right, chris. hillary clinton's e-mail problems really continuing to dog her campaign. yesterday the fbi sent congress a classified report explaining why it recommended against charging clinton in connection with her use of a private e-mail server as secretary of state. the report contains notes from interviews with clinton and other material related to the investigation. the decision to release the information in a case where charges are not brought is extremely rare.
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in a statement, the fbi said it provided the report to congress with the expectation it won't be made public. but the news drew a sharp response from the clinton cam pap, who said republicans were only looking to second-guess the fbi. in a statement, the campaign said this. they said, we believe that if these materials are going to be shared outside the justice department, they should be released widely so that the public can see them for themselves rather than allow republicans to mischaracterize them through selective, partisan leaks. top republican senator chuck grassley seemed to agree with clinton, saying much of the material in the report is unclassified and should be made public. in a letter to lawmakers, the fbi reiterated director jaemes comey's opinion that her actions were extremely careless but it did not warrant prosecution. judging by the fireworks the report generated on capitol hill yesterday, the political battle over clinton's e-mails is far from over. alisyn, back to you. >> okay, chris. you've given us a lot of food
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different topics that got discussed in that interview that jim comey gave us a window into when he held his press conference and went to capitol hill about what was discussed. this carelessness among the e-mails seems to be something that was discussed in the interview with secretary clinton. then what we don't know yet is what i would love to know the most out of these notes. what in the notes, in the portion of the conversation about the markings of classification that she didn't seem to know to be classified material. to me, those little -- >> they were misclassified. didn't we get that explanation? >> but we don't have the readout of the interview about how she responded. from her telling of it, she has spoken publicly just the way that she spoke privately with the fbi. >> errol, the clinton campaign basically is suggesting this is a fishing expedition, that director comey put this to bed. the fbi went through it.
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they heard all the testimony. this is the clinton statement. we believe that if these materials are going to be shared outside the justice department, they should be released widely so the public can see them for themselves rather than allow republicans to mischaracterize them. so what more is congress doing here? >> i think there's some truth to this. they want to find -- and i think we all heard this. the reaction to comey's press conference was immediate. from people who had long praised him an the fbi, all the sudden a complete reversal. there's something wrong here. there's something that's not quite on the level, comey should resign, all kinds of things started coming out of the mouths of the partisan politicians on capitol hill. they want to be in this game. they want to control and be part of this whole discussion. what the clinton campaign is y saying wisely, look, let's give
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this to the voters. let's not decide this in yet another ten-hour hearing on capitol hill or on the steps of capitol hill or in commercials being cut by different republicans running for re-election. she wants this in the political realm, nowhere near the legal realm. what we're going to see is people are going to seize on something. there will be something in those notes. some notes, some suspicion. >> a discrepancy. >> not even a discrepancy. just a reference to a possible crime. let's keep in mind, that's what the fbi is about. they want to find out was some kind of a law broken. there will be something in there saying, i wonder if a law was broken. people are going to jump on that and say, a-ha, the fbi knew she was breaking the law, lock her up, and the whole thing starts to tumble down the same hill we've seen it go down for months now. >> the republicans are right about one thing. the fbi is what eerrol just sai.
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they're in the job of proving fault. this time comey did both jobs effectively. rebecca, ultimately the political reality is what we see in the polls on this issue. let's put up some numbers and talk about how this is playing, what we see in the state of play between the two candidates. florida is a big battleground state. a few weeks ago, it was knotted up, which was a great indication of how tight this race could be. now, not so much. hillary clinton up nine points there. gary johnson and jill stein somewhat irrelevant. what do you see in those numbers? >> she's having a very good month. make no mistake about it. when you dive down a little deeper into these polling numbers, you see that hillary clinton is still consistently under water on the question of whether she is honest and trustworthy. that's where these e-mails and the continuing discussion about them is really going to hurt her in the long run because this is an issue she and her campaign, unsurprisingly, would love to be able to move past, turn the page
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on, move on to something they would like to be talking about. the fact that congress is getting this report, that new e-mails keep surfacing, this conversation keeps going on and on, it's really damaging for her campaign in the long run because it reminds voters about these misgivings that they already have about her. >> but at the same time, it's not affecting her sort of overall numbers in the battleground states. let's look at virginia, david. clinton said 52% to trump's 38% in virginia. so i hear what rebecca is saying, that the trustworthiness continues to dog her. but at the end of the day, seems like voters might be able to get past that. >> we should not forget it was just eight years ago that barack obama was the first democrat to flip that state to democrat. >> since, what, 1964. >> to chris' point, i totally agree. it is baked in, i believe. i don't think hillary clinton can take on more damage on the e-mail issue. i think the damage is there. it has been a huge part of this
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campaign. by the way, there's no getting past it. this is going to be with her and the campaign all the way through november 8th. i don't see the honest and trustworthy numbers, or the favorable/unfavorable numbers getting dramatically worse or going down some slide. it is bad and baked in. >> the problem that trump has, the reason he's behind -- look, my personal opinion is 80% of it is because he attacked the gold star family. that's where you started to see a precipitous slide. people aren't necessarily going to forgive that, but he has time to get around that. some other percentage of why he is behind is that he has not been advertising. if you have 40-something million dollars worth of unanswered attacks from your opponent, you've got to the get in the game. or the numbers will go against you. that's what we're seeing. m >> they just announced a major buy. that's one of the headlines that's going to be under water today because of the big
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headline. they are starting to play more of that game. we know why trump hadn't done it. rebecca, trump hadn't done it because we were doing it for him. he got an unparalleled amount of media attention, so he was able to get his message out there. he's not happy with the tone of the coverage as what's been coming out of his mouth has been getting him in more trouble, so he's got to do ad buys. >> exactly. donald trump as we've seen has a small frame of reference when it comes to politics, so he keeps looking back to his success in the primary and saying, okay, what did i do then that worked? we should apply that to the general election. i think most of us in politics would say that's not really how it really works. because he was successful in the primary without advertising, he's thinking, well, let's see how i can do the in general election without advertising too. but as you mentioned, we see some ads coming down -- al thoerks though, i haven't seen what the reservation is going to be. how much is he actually spending? these are really big questions and really relevant to how successful it's going to be. >> okay. rebecca, errol, david, thank you
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very much. >> quick programming note, it's not just about the democrats and the republicans. you have the libertarian and the green party. they haven't had their shot at a town hall yet. they're going to have it tonight. you get to meet the ticket. it's going to be hosted by me at 9:00 eastern. as always, the questions come from the audience, people who are living issues, who care deeply about it. >> all right. meanwhile, the death toll on the flood waters keep rising in louisiana. nearly a third of all of the state's parishes are now approved for emergency aid. we have a live report on what's going on there next.
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all right. we're going to take you to louisiana now because it is far from over and in many regards it is worse. the death toll is now up to 11. flood warnings have been extended in baton rouge and other affected areas. cnn's boris sanchez live in louisiana with more. boris, this situation lacked the initial violent impact that we see with a hurricane, so for some people outside louisiana, it's been easier to ignore. but it's not getting any better there. tell us about it. >> reporter: exactly, chris. that's what's so unprecedented about this. this wasn't a named storm or a
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very powerful storm, but it was one that was consistent and dropped almost 7 trillion gallons of water on the state of louisiana. in some places, fortunately, the water is receding. in others, like where i'm standing right now, it's not going anywhere. you can see behind me there are homes that are inaccessible right now. you simply can't get inside. there are also still dozens of highways and roads that are closed. i should point out, as a matter of fact, on the other side of the street, you can't see it now because it's dark, but the ascension parish courthouse is also inundated. it's not just homes, it's also government buildings that are shut down. more than 60,000 people have had to request assistance from fema. they will certainly need it because there are tens of thousands of people that are displaced in shelters right now. there's also a curfew in place here in ascension parish, partly because of safety, also because of crime. ten people were arrested last night because of looting, alisyn. >> oh, boris. my goodness. it just looks like the chaos there is not yet getting any
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better. tens of thousands of people displaced. boris, thank you very much for all of that. so donald trump is just hours away from getting his first national security briefing. what will intelligence officials tell him? we have two former cia members here to tell us. that's next on "new day." ...clear for take off. see ya! when you're living with diabetes. steady is exciting. oh this is living baby! only glucerna has carbsteady, to help minimize blood sugar spikes. and try new glucerna hunger smart to help you feel full.
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breaking political news this morning. donald trump shaking up his campaign staff again, naming a new chief executive and campaign manager. this announcement comes just hours before trump will receive his first classified national security briefing from intelligence officials. so here to explain what goes on in those briefings is the author of "the president's book of secrets." he's a former cia intelligence officer, as well as phil mudd, a former counterterrorism official. gentlemen, great to have you here. i can't think of two better guests to walk us through what's going to happen today. david, let me start with you. you did this for a living. you briefed the attorney general and the nsa adviser, the top of
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the national security bureau, about the intelligence briefings every morning. so how does it work? what do you say to them? how is it delivered? >> yeah, there are different kinds of briefings, alisyn. you've got the president's daily brief, which goes to each president and whomever he designates to receive it. that's the job i had, delivering the pdb downtown. these candidates are not getting the president's daily brief. they're not getting the crown jewels of u.s. intelligence. they're getting, no kidding, classified briefings, but they don't contain the intelligence sources and methods and all of the in-depth information about intelligence. >> okay. so phil, what kinds of things is donald trump likely to learn today? >> look, the conversations, as david said, will be broad. the conversations about things like iran and the iranian threat from things like ballistic missiles, stability in north korea, where we are in the south china sea, where we are with russia and europe and crimea.
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these aren't whatever mr. trump or secretary clinton want to talk about. this is what the white house says can be discussed by intelligence officials at a broad level. one quick comment, as david mentioned, if for example you have a conversation about north korea, it might be about the state of stability in the country. it's not going to be about what kind of access u.s. intelligence has to the north korean inner circle. that's the difference between these briefings and something the president of the united states might get. >> david, any fear that one of these candidates, because hillary clinton will be receiving this same information at some point, that donald trump or hillary clinton will inadvertently release some information that they're given? >> that has never happened before. this is a tradition that's gone on for 70-plus years. we've never had a candidate who's gone out and talked about the explicit information within the briefing. it's always a possibility, but there's a safeguard against that. usually in the campaign, there's a series of briefings for the presidential candidate and the vice presidential candidate. if someone were to be go out and
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blurt classified secrets, chances are those briefings would be rolled back. that's always an option the sitting president has. >> you know, phil, it's sort of interesting this is going to happen. one of these people is going to lose. so one of these people is probably most likely going to become president and one of them is not. so why are they both privy to such sort of special information? >> look, they're going into a situation where they're talking to the american people and preparing potentially to be a president elect in november about some of the most important issues facing america. issues like how we confront russia and syria, issues about how iran is involved in places like iraq where american soldiers are in conflict zones. so i think you've got two stages here. how do you prepare candidates to talk to the american people, including in the debates that are coming up, and then quickly, you've got to transition, alisyn, in november to potentially daily conversations with a candidate that are presidential. i don't think you want to start
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that from 0 to 60 in november. you want to build up as you're doing now in august, september, october for that day when one of these will be the president elect. >> let me amplify on something phil said there. >> yeah, go ahead. >> the purpose of the briefings is to prepare them for the duties of the presidency, but also to prevent them from inadvertently saying something catastrophically stupid on the campaign trail. when i got information from jimmy carter for my book, he said he relished these pre-election briefings because he did not want to say something that would put then-president ford into a bad situation on national security, nor did he want to box himself into something stupid when he became president. >> oh, that's interesting. sort of the flip side. when you have more information, you can actually be more quiet about it. phil, donald trump is bringing, we understand, chris christie and general michael flynn with him today. will those guys also be privy to the same intelligence briefing? >> we'll see.
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my judgment, alisyn, would be yes. let's take those names out, off the table. i know in some circles, they're controversial. let's make this anonymous. a presidential candidate wants to turn across the table and talk to key advisers about information he or she is receiving. should that individual, that presidential candidate, a nominee of a major party, have the right to bring somebody into the room so it's not just a one on one with the candidate. my answer would be a clear yes. it can be chris christie, it can be somebody else, but i think a candidate should have the right to have somebody in the room to speak about what he's hearing. the alternative to have a one on one with a briefer sounds odd. you've got to have a group of people to talk. those advisers in this case are chris christie and a former general. >> david, can the candidate request specific things, something they want to build on or know more about? can they ask questions? >> absolutely. and previous presidential candidates have done this. it can happen in two ways. one way is in the briefing itself. they can receive information about something and then ask the briefer for a follow-up, for
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details, for implications. the other way is when they're setting up their next briefing because there can be more one of these briefings during the campaign. often the candidates will submit lists of questions. back in 1976, i believe it was, jimmy carter submitted a list of dozens of questions that he wanted his briefers to cover. an important point, when that happens, that information is also provided to the other candidate because these intelligence briefings are scrupulously neutral. the objective is not to politicize. the objective is to equally inform the candidates. >> guy, thanks so much for peeling back the curtain on all of this for us. david, phil, thank you very much. >> thank you. all right. let's get to the good news. the summer olympics in rio. the real winners today might be two runners who finished dead last. what a story. this is what the olympics is all about with a twist at the end, next. what if a company that didn't make cars made plastics that make them lighter?
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disappoint. how do i know? cnn sports anchor coy wire told me. that's how i know. live in rio with the right shirt on today. >> reporter: yeah, red, white, and blue, chris. team usa down here with more medals than led zeppelin. just continuing to dominate these games. let's get you caught up. usa adding nine more medals yesterday, extending that lead over china, who's in second. look out, get britain in third by only one. we have to talk about this amazing finish for the final five, as they've been called, america's sweethearts. the usa women's gymnastics squad leaving rio as the most decorated team in u.s. olympic history. america's golden girl is back. simone biles tumbling, flipping her way to her fourth gold medal, this time the floor exercise. her score nearly half a point higher than her nearest competitor. biles' teammate aly raisman also giving a stunning performance.
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her parents nervously watching as their daughter takes the silver. their medals making the final five the most successful women's u.s. gymnastics team in olympics history. the three biggest stars of team usa gracing the cover of "sports illustrated." biles, michael phelps, and katie ledecky. on the track, jenny simpson taking home bronze in the 1500 meters. she's the first american to ever medal in that event. and usain bolt easily winning his heat in the 200 meters, advancing him to the semifinals later today. >> it's been good. can't complain. i'm tired. i can tell what shape i'm in, i'm feeling. i knew the first round was going to be rough. in the sun, i'm not a morning person. >> reporter: and a collision on the track during the 5,000 meters, new zealand's nikki hamblin taking down d'agostino.
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both women going on to finish in a moment of pure sportsmanship at these olympic games. all right. huge upset last night, guys. kerri walsh jennings and april ross lost to host nation brazil. they play for bronze tonight. what else today? women's 200-meter final, women's long jump, and also, alisyn, men's basketball. win or go home time. they have had some close ones. it's argentina in the quarterfinals. >> so exciting, coy. we love how you break it down for us. anybody who can work in led zeppelin to a sports report, i like it. we'll talk to you later in the program. all right. time for cnn money now. health insurer etna is dropping out of obamacare exchanges in 11 states. what does that mean for you? christine romans is in our money center. >> good morning. the latest big health insurer to drop out here. it'll operate now in just four states next year. delaware, iowa, nebraska, and
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virginia. it had 838,000 customers at the end of june in its obamacare exchanges. so now many of those people have to find new plans. they say they lost $400 million on obamacare policies since 2014. its policyholders are sicker and costlier than expected. other insurers are feeling that as well. united health care is exiting most obamacare exchanges next year. humana also dropping coverage in certain areas. several blue cross blue shield companies are also scaling back. the challenge now is making sure there are enough choices for consumers. the critics of obamacare say this all shows the law is not working. you'll see this is going to become campaign fodder, guys. >> all right. appreciate it, christine. let's take a quick break. two huge moves in the election. donald trump gave a big speech last night about law and order that may or may not have helped him broaden his base. we'll tell you why. and then, this political blowout shaking up his team, bringing in
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law and order must be restored. the problem in our poorest communities is not that there are too many police. the problem is that there are not enough police. >> is that a message from donald trump that will appeal to black voters and his law and order speech last night in a suburb of milwaukee after unrest in that city. now, he also argued that clinton is against the police and accused her of betraying the black community. how will that play? let's discuss. cnn political commentator and author of "nobody: casualties of america's war on the vulnerable" from ferguson to flint and beyond. marc lamont hill. and former secret service agent. good to have both of you this
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morning. so there aren't enough police, that's the problem with these poor black communities. your take? >> two problems with that. one, empirically it's just not true. second, it doesn't resonate with black people. when black people hear law and order, according to studies, it doesn't suggest law and order. it suggests get tough, crack heads, divide the community, all the things you don't want when you want to bring the community together. >> so dan, another piece here. the sheriff there said you people keep trying to want to fix the police, fix the ghetto. and then there was a piece of sound that many people jumped on to say, hey, this is an inaccurate portrayal of what's being said down there. let's play one of the family members of the victim. >> y'all burning down [ bleep ] we need in our community. take that [ bleep ] to the suburbs. burn that [ bleep ] down. y'all want to hurt somebody, take that [ bleep ] farther out. don't do it here. don't bring the violence here and the ignorance here.
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>> now, there's significance of two levels. one, you had somebody speaking to their community, telling them to be better than what they were seeing. the other part is the first part of the bite was take it to the suburbs. that part of the bite was not widely used. your take? >> yeah, listen, chris. we view everything in this world on the margin, right. what she said on net was awful. i don't care if she opened up in the beginning with some nice comment about be better. telling people to go bring violence to the suburbs where i live, burn my house down and take violence to my kids, you know, she can go pound sand. her message was one of hate. it was filled with hate. and on net, i don't really care if she opened it up with a good thing. charlie manson may have picked up gum off the sidewalk once in his life. it didn't make him a good guy. you don't call for violence in the suburbs to innocent people and to burn their house down and then get some kind of a pat on the back for being some social justice warrior. i'm sorry. she can go pound sand. terrible message.
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>> is there any mitigating what dan just said? >> i think it's a little more complicated than that. i think it was an argument to say, look, why destroy your own community. i think it was less her advocating destroying the suburbs and more stop destroying your own communities. but i agree, the ultimate goal here shouldn't be to destroy anything. it should be to build something. that's what i want to see happen. >> let's talk about that, dan. you know what donald trump said last night. there's a new poll up that i believe has to understate the support he has in the black community because it says african-americans, 1% of them, are going to vote for him, and 91% are going to vote for hillary clinton. we've never heard of a number like that. historically the gop winds up about 12%. i think once it was 17%. so this was an area that was identified, especially after the 2012 elections, as we need to expand our base. we have to make an argument that democrats have ruled these communities and kept them the way they are. why isn't that translating through the trump campaign?
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>> yeah, you know, chris, this is one of the great mysteries of my life. if i was granted omnipotence by the lord tomorrow to change one thing, it would be to be able to walk into the black community and largely in inner cities and say, please, look at what's happening here. i mean, these communities have been ruled monopolistically by far left big government liberals for decades. in some cases since the '20s and '30s. these communities have been driven into the ground. i mean, you don't have to be a scientist to look at the evidence, the correlational evidence right in front of you. liberalism correlates with poverty and high crime every single place it's been tried. yet, you have some members of the black community which support the democratic party, which continues to bankrupt them. i wish i could change it. i wish the trump campaign could as well. >> first part of that statement drew a wince. why? >> there's nothing far left about chicago, baltimore, philadelphia. these are, i agree, democratic machines -- >> what? >> i'm going to tell you. they're democratic machines but they're not far left. michael nutter was the mayor of
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philadelphia. no one would call him far left. it's not exactly cuba there. the other piece of, this and you said you're not a scientist, and i'm glad you said there, there's a different between correlation and causality. there's a connection between these very poor places and democratic machines, but being democratic doesn't cause you to be poor. there's a lot of top-down policies that enable this to happen. in a place like ferguson, for example, the flight of jobs is far more important, the destruction of public housing is more influential than who's the mayor. same thing in baltimore. we need a new way out, but the new way out isn't just to crack down on democrats and bring republicans in. we need new policies that bring in jobs, that bring in investment, and that change the relationship between police and community. that's not a partisan issue. >> gentlemen, good conversation to have. appreciate it as always. there is some huge news coming out of the campaign. let's get right to it. good morning, everyone. welcome to your "new day."
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we begin with breaking news. donald trump shaking up the top of his campaign again. trump naming a new chief executive as well as a campaign manager. >> trump insiders say that the candidate is fed up with being boxed in, and he has brought in a real fire cracker, somebody from the political fringe. we're going to tell you about it. the change is supposed to be making trump even more of himself. remember, they've been trying to get him to be his best self. now it's going to be hammer, hammer, hammer. we have this story covered the way only cnn can. let's begin with jessica schneider live at trump tower in new york. this is a big story because of who he's bringing in and because of what they're going to do, jessica. >> reporter: yeah, you know, chris, the campaign is actually trying to spin this as an expansion rather than a shake-up. this really does change the balance of power on this campaign. paul manafort's role will be diminished. instead, kellyanne conway will step in from senior adviser to
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now be trump's right-hand woman, if you will. she'll be traveling with the candidate. steve bannon will be stepping down temporarily from his role as executive chairman of breitbart news. he'll be moving in as what they're calling ceo of the campaign. trump is terming it as a way to bolster the business-like approach to his campaign. donald trump shaking up his campaign leadership team again for the second time in two months. >> people want to criticize donald trump. >> reporter: senior adviser kellyanne con way confirming she's been promoted to campaign manager. the executive chairman of breitbart news, steve bannons now the campaign's chief executive. the campaign's embattled manager, paul manafort, will stay on, despite his relationship with trump going sour in recent weeks. >> the campaign is doing really well. it's never been so well united. >> trump is very plugged in. he's very connected. >> reporter: manafort is under investigation by ukrainian
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authorities for allegedly receiving millions in illegal payments from the country's former pro-russian ruling party. this is the second major shake-up for trump's team. back in june, he fired corey lewandowski, weeks before the republican convention. >> he's a good man. we've had great success. he's a friend of mine. but i think it's time now for a different kind of a campaign. >> i had a nice conversation with mr. trump. i said to him, it's been an honor and a privilege to be part of this. >> reporter: the news comes as trump tries to appeal to black voters in wisconsin, but the audience was mostly white. >> i'm asking for the vote of every african-american citizen struggling in our country today who wants a different and much better future. >> reporter: trump addressing the violent protests in milwaukee after police shot and killed a black man saturday. >> those pedaling the narrative of cops as a racist force in our society, a narrative supported with a nod by my opponent,
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shared directly in the responsibility for the unrest in milwaukee and many other places within our country. >> reporter: he's placing the blame for inner city unrest squarely on what he calls failed democratic policies. >> the african-american community has been taken for granted for decades by the democratic party. it's time for rule by the people, not rule for the special interests. hillary clinton backed policies responsible for the problems in the inner cities today, and a vote for her is a vote for another generation of poverty, high crime, and lost opportunities. >> reporter: with only 83 days until the election, trump is digging in on his combative style, in hopes of turning around his slide in the polls. >> i am who i am. it's he. you have to be you. if you start pivoting, you're
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not being honest with people. >> reporter: and donald trump releasing a statement this morning about how he's viewing these campaign changes, saying, i believe we're adding some of the best talents in politics, with the experience and expertise needed to defeat hillary clinton in november and continue to share my message and vision to make america great again. now, meanwhile, donald trump will get his first national security briefing today. it's the first time he'll have access to classified information. chris? >> all right. but the most important information this morning is unclassified, and it is this change. let's discuss. corey lewandowski, cnn political commentator and former donald trump campaign manager. yes, he's still receiving severance payments from the trump campaign. corey, bringing in bannon, breitbart, citizens united, doing thiad work there. this makes manafort look like a
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puppy, you like a kitten. breitbart has writers who call trump hitler. bringing him into the campaign, a surprise to you? >> no, i think what you have is you've got a candidate who wants to win. this is a clear indication of that. if you look at steven bannon and what they built at breitbart, it's win at all costs. i think that makes some people on the left very afraid because they're willing to say and do things that others in the mainstream media wouldn't do. they've attacked the mainstream media on multiple occasionoccas. i think that's the type of mind set the campaign wants to prove to the clinton people, that they're going to take this fight directly to her. >> yeah, but how matters. this is part of the criticism. if you do it by lying and saying things are wrong, by being crude and mean, you're actually playing into his weaknesses, not his strengths. how do you view it? are you afraid? he's going to take it to her twice as much as he has and it's
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going to get personal. >> first off, i'm always up for new deck chairs on the trump-tanic. the problem is trump. it was never corey. it's not mr. manafort. it's not these new people. corey didn't go to donald trump. i know, believe me. he's too nice. he didn't go to trump and say, hey, i have an idea, let's attack p.o.w.s. manafort didn't say, let's attack a gold star family. this is trump. i know this because i'm advising a super pac that's attacking him. if you did a word cloud of people's descriptions of trump, the biggest word would be temperament. they worry that he doesn't have the character, judgment, temperament to be president. if this new team is a bunch of flame throwers, like you say, that's going to worsen his problem, not make it better. he needs to bring his team together and say, look, i know i have my base, your job is to get me voters i don't already have. i don't think that this guy from
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breitbart, very successful, but they're successful in the same pool of voters trump already had. >> but they're very different animals in terms of where they come from. the good news may be, corey r kellyanne conway. she's the pollster there now. she will travel with trump. big sacrifice for her. she's got young kids. so she's going to be with him. that may help leaven this. might that balance it out ? >> it's important that kellyanne is with him as often as possible. number one, it's a woman. he needs a high-profile woman he can listen to and understand what the gender gap is. she's an excellent person when it comes to message development. she's done this for a long time. she had a very successful polling company. she also brings a sense of calmness to donald trump. she understands that when things are fired up, she has this calming effect on him and allows him to manage and message him in a way he wants to do it and he's comfortable with, not trying to tell him what to say, but highlighting some of the message
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points that will resonate better with specific items. her being on the plane is something i think that's been lacking which is that senior leadership. >> so you see this as a check and balance. bringing in breitbart, you know, is a decided thing. they will start putting out attack pieces on me and on this show and on this. you'll see exactly what their full flavor is. then on the other side, you have somebody who does not play that way. kellyanne has been very effective, but not that way. no concern from you about trump doubling down on being all out, scorched earth, attacking clinton. . >> i think you have what is he's building up that leadership team. he wants to have people around him who want to win at all costs. >> what does that mean, at all costs? >> i think you have with donald trump a person who wants to be true to himself. that got him through primary process, by being true to himself. now what you've seen over the last 60 days is his poll numbers have deteriorated following the republican convention. some of that has been blamed on the fact that people continue to tell him to do things he doesn't feel comfortable doing. you saw him say yesterday, i'm
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not going to pivot, i'm going to be the same donald trump. that's the right thing to do when you're running for office. you want to tell the people who you are and let them make the decision when they go to the ballot box. that's what the american public is all about. >> he was whooping up on hillary clinton in polls early on when he was in his most fullsome representation of himself. >> when he's his true self is when he attacks a man's disability. when he's his true self is when he attacks the entire immigrant population or the entire muslim faith. that, it seems to me s the real donald trump that voters are seeing. a staff shake-up doesn't cure that. it might even worsen it. that's the real donald trump. people keep saying, when is he going to get back on message? the hateful division is the message. >> so what does this do to his relationship with the party? this is the opposite of what they want, right. everybody in republican leadership or at the party has been saying to him, stay on teleprompter. i know he hated that advice.
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i know he thought it was wrong on some visceral gut level. but if he comes out and now says he's going the full scorched earth policy, this is who i am, i'm not pivoting, what does that do to those relationships? >> i think what you saw last night was donald trump gave a speech on the teleprompter last night, talked about law and order, talked about how to make our city safe again, did outreach to the african-american community. >> by saying you need even more cops? >> you know what he said? he said there's an alternative. he said the democratic party has taken advantage of you for the last 30 years. you're not better off today than you were eight years ago. hillary clinton's approval numbers, trust and honesty, are at 11%. we saw a candidate from new hampshire yesterday not be able to answer the question if they thought hillary clinton was honest and trustworthy. she's the sitting governor of the state. that includes democrats and republicans have a question on her honesty. donald trump is authentic. he's a change agent. if you want change and you look at congressional approval ratings, it's at 11%. congress is in the wrong direction.
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if you want change in washington, there's only one candidate that's going to bring that. >> if the ultimate downside to donald trump is crass and the ultimate downside to hillary clinton is can't be trusted, who wins that race? >> well, look at the polls. p hillary does. >> maybe that's because he hasn't been playing his game. >> there's been two things happening. i don't think the problem with trump is he's being too disciplined. i think the problem is he's being himself. i am for corey's strategy of let trump be trump because the country hates trump. yeah, they're angry with hillary too, but it's not that close right now. hillary is laying out policy ideas and people like it. she had a very successful convention. it was not just flame throwing at the other side. it was a lot of ideas, a lot of policies. here's what i'm going to do to revive the economy. here's what i'm going to do to try to improve our standing in the world. trump doesn't seem to be comfortable in that mode because it's not really his mode. his mode is really the division
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and the nativism and the stuff that people hate. that's the real donald trump. >> this requires a little realtime thinking. let's play on the idea of is correlation causation. when the polls were knotted up between trump and clinton, and i think he even edged ahead, he was full on hammer, taking it to her personally. all he talked about was her trustworthiness. do you believe that's the magic sauce for him? >> i think you have to put lead on the target. there were missed opportunities about the fbi's investigation that weren't talked about. there were missed opportunities about sheryl mills doing work for the clinton foundation or volunteering or whatever she was doing. i think there are missed opportunities from the campaign over the last two to three weeks that have not had the trump campaign responding directly to the mistakes that the clinton campaign has been making. now we're going to see that change. >> what's your take on it? >> the trump campaign is a dumpster fire. donald trump is inside the dumpster. now he's decided he's going to pour more gasoline on his own
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head. trump's problem, it's that most people don't think he has the judgment and character and temperament to be president. you don't cure that by doubling down on the thing they're worried about. he needs to find a way to reach out to younger people, to people of color, to women. none of this suggests that's what he's going to do. >> the real problem here that we have going into it is first of all, you guys are going to come back next hour so we can keep talking about this conversation. you know who i'm worried about this in dynamic is the voters. if trump doubles down on going after the personal and integrity issues and trust, you're going to have to respond. she's not going to be able to elevate and talk about economic policy and her ideas to make america better if she's getting attacked all the time and the voters wind up making a choice between who is less worse. >> our super pac has done negative trumps on ad. her campaign is not doing that. never interrupt your opponent when he's destroying himself. hillary is not answering in
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kind. she's not attacking trump. >> there's plenty of personal stuff. >> nonsense. >> come on. >> his plan stinks. that's what a campaign should be about. >> his first commercials will be on friday. what we see is a super pac is puling back in some of those states to shepherd their resources for later on. they have a lot of rich donors. hillary clinton is going to be an extension of tgsion of the o administration, which means nothing is going to change. >> all right. let's pick it up in the next hour. alisyn? historic flooding now cla claiming 11 lives in louisiana. flood warnings are extended in baton rouge and other affected areas. boris sanchez is live in louisiana. he's right in the thick of it. boris, what's the latest this morning? >> reporter: hey, good morning, alisyn. there is good news. the water is receding in some areas, but in others, like where
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i am now, it is simply not moving. you can see behind me there's still many homes that are inaccessible. dozens of roads are shut down. as a matter of fact, not far from here, neighbors were digging out a ditch in order to route the water out of this neighborhood. across the street from us, you may not be able to see it now because it's still dark out, but the ascension parish courthouse is also inundated. it's not just residents that are having a hard time assessing just how extensive the damage of this flood was. more than 60,000 people have registered with fema to receive some kind of aid. there are tens of thousands of people who have been displaced, many of them having a hard time with what we're seeing right now. there was a curfew put in place in ascension parish yesterday, not only to help those people stay away from the dangerous situation on the streets but also to prevent crime. about ten people were arrested last night for looting, chris. >> all right. thank you very much, boris. there's no question we should not be underestimating the
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a major shake-up this morning in donald trump's campaign. what does this mean for the next 83 days until the election? let's bring in cnn political commentators. ladies, great to see you this morning. the news broke overnight. something like 1:30 in the morning that donald trump has done this campaign shake-up again. first he removed corey lewandowski, as we'll remember, put in paul manafort. now he's seemed to have sidelines paul manafort and replaced him with kellyanne conway, who we all know. she's a political pollster. she's now his campaign manager. and steve bannon, who's been called, quote, the most dangerous political operative in america. >> well, he's affiliated with
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breitbart. it's appropriate they would be brought on board at this point. i think kellyanne has a great history a conventional history as a pollster. she specializes in polling women. i think that's an interesting skill to bring to this campaign in particular. i think it's interesting he gives this big speech, which was a prompter it speech and something he wanted to give air to, and then they come out with this the next day, which takes all the air out of it. so that's one of those things where there's not a ton of strategy to the timing of these things. >> the background reporting on this basically says that donald trump didn't like feeling hemmed in. he didn't like being on prompter. he didn't like the things paul manafort was suggesting, in terms of becoming a more traditional candidate. >> look, i think what this is you have different campaign managers or different executives on a campaign
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corey did an absolutely fe no, ma'am -- phenomenal job. then you look to the next phase, which was securing the delegates. paul manafort was brought in to really secure the delegate, get past the republican establishment, and bring home this win. now you have kellyanne, who wants to broaden the base, appeal to women voters, turn to a more conventional strategy. i think it's a mix of letting trump be trump but also doing so in a way that's going to be palatable to the american public, which is being on teleprompter, as we saw last night, and bringing home a very good message in a very kind of, i guess, not scripted way but a very real way. >> but you're not mentioning steve bannon. isn't that the wild card here? isn't he a return to the rogue sort of bare-knuckle style? >> sure, you have both. i think you have kellyanne conway, who's going to do a great job making sure that trump drives home the message that made him skyrocket in the polls, the message he put forth at the convention. but you also have bannon to say let trump be trump.
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>> but i think the delicate balance means this campaign always has a quarterback controversy. that's not a healthy situation to be in. it's a delicate marriage to make work. >> but how do you explain what donald trump has just done last night? the change he wanted to make. robert costa from "the washington post," who's been leading this reporting and breaking some of the news, tweeted out that what this means to him is what he hears, huge rallies will start again, gloves off, brutal fights with clinton, heavy emphasis on nationalism and populism. that's the bannon strategy. what can we expect? >> that sounds largely like what they've been doing. >> wasn't he hemmed in a little bit with paul manafort? >> i think there were attempts at that. but i think every time you see a prompter speech, the next couple days you see a return to the corey lewandowski or the bannon style because that is trump. the problem i think, is that although nationalism and populism creates rallies and rallies are fun and big, rallies do not necessarily translate into a ground game that gets
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people out. that's what they're missing. >> i think what's important is you saw in that tweet nationalism and populism. it's important to let donald trump be trump, not be this e hearsed politician as we see with hillary clinton who focus groups her every word. letting him be trump but in a way that stays on message. populism, bringing home that message of we're here to dethrone the elites. politics isn't about personal enrichment. if he can stay on that message in a way that's not rehearsed, not scripted, but is trump being trump on message >> that's the end goal. >> let's talk about who donald trump surrounds himself with. we have paul manafort and his dubious connections to ukraine and the former pro-russian leader there. steve bannon, who has a very brass-knuckle style. there's also reports about roger ailes, that he may be sort of
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coaching informally donald trump before the debates. roger ailes, whom all three of us interestingly worked for at one time or another in our careers, was the head of fox news and left amid sexual harassment allegations. what does this say about the trump campaign? >> i think it's this tendency the trump campaign has to take something that's a strength. so ailes has strength with prep. but there's this giant liability, which plays to the idea that trump is not terribly friendly to women. i think the candidate and the campaign have a tendency to do that every time they have a strength. they neutralize it with something else. >> how does that play with female voters? >> roger ailes is not part of this campaign officially or unofficial. he knows donald trump. >> they were out at the golf club together, and they've had many conversations that they've both talked about. it does seem to be in some informal way he's coaching him.
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>> this is not something that hillary clinton wants to get into. her husband, bill clinton, was accused of sexual assault twice and sexual harassment twice. the only official sexual harassment we have on a campaign is bill clinton, not roger ailes. >> is that how you think they'll play it? >> i think it's tricky for hillary to bring this stuff up, not only because of the comparison, but because trump won't be afraid to talk about it as another candidate would. i think it's tricky for her to bring it up, but i think there will be media coverage of this kind of thing, and it will -- i'm not sure it changes a ton of voters' minds, but it adds to the idea of who does he surround himself with. >> thanks so much for breaking all of this down with us this morning. we have a quick programming note for you. you can join us tonight for a cnn town hall with the green party candidate. it's going to be hosted by chris cuomo tonight at 9:00 eastern. cannot wait to tune in for that. chris? >> it should be fruitful. that's what we're hoping for tonight. the questions will be coming
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we just saw a huge shift in the trump campaign. not just in personnel, but in what this is going to mean for strategy and tone going forward. how will this play out in the first debate? let's discuss. it's good to have you both. david, this is not just about personnel. roger stone, roger ailes, and now steve bannon, having them all involved in trump's head is basically in italian what we do, this, to the party, to the big insiders. that's what just happened. >> that means i don't care what you think. >> they're brawlers, right. donald trump is a brawler. this is going to play into his
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most basic instincts about how to engage in day-to-day combat with hillary clinton to be a brawler more. so i think it's interesting you say it's not going to give comfort to the republican establishment that's been desperate to sort of get him to a place where he can start really building his coalition in terms of who the people are, chris, but i do think if indeed this means that he takes a fight every single day to hillary clinton, i think that will give some comfort to reluctant republicans who have been concerned about his candidacy. >> brian, your reporting is that roger ailes, former head of fox news, who left amid reports of sexual harm, is talking to donald trump about debate prep. what does this mean for the first debate in september? >> yeah, ailes helping trump, even in just an informal way. no sort of formal campaign role here, nor would there be. ailes doesn't need the money from the campaign, and the campaign doesn't need the trouble from ailes, given the
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cloud he's under. however, ailes can be a great assistant to donald trump. even when i joined cnn, he gave me some of the best advice about tv i've received from anyone. ailes is a tv mastermind, say what you will about him. i see it almost as a proxy war between ailes and clinton. >> but it's just that, you know, at the end of the day, it all comes down to trump. you can put as many different people around you. trump makes the decisions. it's what's come out of his mouth that's caused his problems. but it's about what encouragement he's getting. we keep saying prompter. that's really code. doesn't matter if he's on a teleprompter or off the cuff. it's what is your message. how much of it is clinton is and then listing ten horrible personal attributes. or here's what i'm going to do for you. it sounds like from this, especially with a breitbart guy. breitbart is scorched earth, win
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at all costs. and by costs, we mean the worst things we can do. what can that mean for building a coalition? >> again, if it is -- clinton is x, y, z. that could be beneficial to donald trump. that's a lot better than taking on a gold star family or going after judge curiel. if indeed it is a daily fight geared towards hillary clinton, if that's what's in his ear, that could prove to -- >> this is an outlet that says cnn is hitler. you think that kind of stuff coming out of donald trump's mouth is going to help him? >> some of these men are the masters of the political dark arts. that what people should understand. when i saw this news overnight, my first thought was, okay, nothing is off limits now. nothing in this campaign is off limits now. we're going to see the most fringy ideas, the most right-wing ideas bubble up to the surface in a way we haven't seen before in this election. >> we saw what he was doing with hillary clinton's health recently, bringing that back
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into the fray. >> that's the kind of conspiracy theory that starts in what i call the fever swamps of the right wing. it bubbles up on facebook and twitter, eventually reaches sean hannity and reaches donald trump. we're going see more of those. it's only august. i can't imagine what they'll be saying by october. >> i'm confused about the math here, david, about how that brings in more voters. traditionally. so he won a huge amount of voters in the primary. 13.3 million. it sounds like donald trump wants to return to that strategy of what got him to the party in the first place. but does that brass knuckles, massively right wing conspiracy theory bring in other voters? >> conspiracy theories are not going to bring in many voters. there's no doubt about that. but we don't know yet if donald trump -- we know that this is who is going to be around him now, but again, as chris said, this is about the candidate. he's going to have these voices, but he's also going to have the voice of kellyanne conway, he's going to be presenting the numbers to him on a daily basis,
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as she's been doing. >> established political hand with a good track record. >> exactly. so i don't think it's just one thing. here's what i believe in terms of adding voters. the first place he has to add still is still within his own party. that is a problem that we're this late in the game for him and he's still not having the level of support among republicans -- >> but moderates? >> he needs to bring them in. he needs to try to bring them in. right now his support just among base, core republicans is not at the level it needs to be. that's where he has to start. that's not sufficient in and of itself. he's still going to have to try to add voters beyond that. he still doesn't have a locked in base of republican support at the level it needs to be. >> i thought five words he said in his last interview with a local station yesterday are the key five words between now and november. i am who i am. i don't want to change. i don't want to pivot. it's a version of what corey lewandowski used to say. let trump be trump.
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let's think past november for a moment. if trump's strategy here, if he's thinking past november, if he's thinking he might lose the election, what he might want to do is launch a new television channel or launch a new giant website a new subscription service. he might be thinking about a media enterprise. if he is, roger ailes and steve bannon are the men you want in your corner. perhaps we should already look for signs that trump is thinking beyond november. having a plan "b" in case he doesn't win. >> boy, oh, boy. this is the moment. there have been lots of moments in this election, many more to come, but this will be looked back on in terms of where it went in terms of donald trump's fate. this is a very, very key moment. >> without a doubt. >> but who cares what i think. what do you think? tweet us @newday or post your comment on russia is launching air strikes from iran to fight isis. what does this mean? should the u.s. be concerned about those two countries teaming up? we're going to talk to the secretary of the u.s. air force next about this. you inherit lots of traits from your family.
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russian war planes have begun launching air strikes against isis in syria from an air base in iran. now, both those countries are staunch allies of syrian president bashar al assad. so what does this connection mean for the u.s.? joining us now is debra lee james, the secretary of the air force. secretary, great to have you here. >> thanks, alisyn. great to be back. >> when you hear that russia and iran are teaming up, what does that mean to you? >> well, first of all, it's another complication for the campaign against isil or daesh
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in the middle east. it's been a complication since day one with respect to russia. this latest move where they're launching air strikes from iran essentially brings them closer to the fight. it allows them to strike with greater intensity. it's another complication, but not all that surprising. >> why is it a complication rather than seen as helpful? >> first of all, they're not striking daesh or isis in iraq and syria. instead, they are attacking the forces that are attempting to prop up bashar al assad. you see, russia has had a gap from the beginning. they say they have entered the fray to fight isis, but what they're doing is they're attacking other forces. >> where does this lead the u.s.? is the u.s. trying to negotiate with russia about this? is the u.s. going it alone now? >> well, the u.s., of course, is leading an international coalition in this fight, which is taking place in both iraq and syria against daesh on the ground. where this leaves us is we're going to stay the course. we're going to continue to do
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what we're doing, and we have communications with russia to include the safety of flight to make sure that we deconflict ourselves in the air. beyond that, we are not coordinating with russia. >> we have some numbers about the air strikes that have been used to fight isis in iraq and syria. there have been 14,439 total. those are divided between iraq, 63% in iraq, 33% were in syria. do you think that -- i mean, honestly, that has been the preponderance of the fight against isis, air strikes. that's been the strategy. do you think that's enough? >> well, it's really been air strikes which have enabled the movements on the ground. thanks to the iraqi security forces, thanks to the democratic forces in syria, as well as the peshmerga and other indigenous groups on the ground, the coalition has enabled their movements through air strikes. and they have been very successful. it's a several pronged approach. we're moving up the euphrates river valley.
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we're on the road to mosul, which is the final stronghold of daesh in iraq. soon it will be on the road to raqqah, which is the so-called capital of the caliphate. >> we talk about this a lot on this show, the difference between territory and then the fighters and sort of the ideology and the strength of the movement. where did you think we are today in terms of fighting isis? >> i think there's no question we have made enormous progress on the military front and of course since we are the military, that's what we talk the most about. but i do want to remind everybody this is a much greater matter than military alone. we need political solutions. we need economic support in this part of the world so that when there is a lasting military defeat, i underscore the word lasting, it needs to remain. for that we need political solutions. >> there are reports that the air force, which you oversee, of course, is 700 fighter pilots short. what's happening with that lack of man power? >> well, it's a question of we
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need to produce more fighter pilots to begin with, and then we need to retain those that we train. we're facing a very large hiring surge from civilian airlines, and that is they're able to sometimes attract our fighter people pilots to civilian life and away from the air force. so we need to do a better job of retaining the people that we have. >> what's the problem? why aren't you retaining more people? >> well, the airlines are able to pay higher salaries. of course, we in the air force have frequent deployments. we have frequent family separations. so some believe that the quality of life in the civilian world could be better. and it is true, our airmen are working very, very hard. we're going to try to do a better job on quality of life as well. >> what's the strategy? i mean, they need to be deployed. that's their mission statement. so what's the strategy? >> we're going to try to give them a little bit more time at home when we can beef up the ranks and we have more of them. there will be more people to do the amount of work that needs to be done, and we hope that will provide a bit more time at home. we're looking to provide greater
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bonuses. we're working with congress to get approval for that so we can increase compensation for our pilots. and finally, we're looking to produce more. we're upping our training base so that we can produce more pie t pilots. >> we're happy to let you get the word out about that. secretary james, thank you so much. nice to talk to you. let's get to chris. >> so gymnastics phenom simone biles capping off her gold medal run with another gold, but it's where she did it, the floor routine. this is her strength. wow. does the performance stack up with the best ever? we'll discuss. but first, sportscaster craig seger is in the fight of his life after battling cancer for 2 1/2 years. his never give up attitude is winning the hearts of people everywhere. cnn chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay groupta has his stor in this week's "turning points." >> reporter: craig seger is probably best known for his vibrant interviews and colorful outfits during nba games.
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>> they call this handkerchief, all that. burn it, okay? >> something about getting up and being lively. >> reporter: but the upbeat sportscaster was dealt a devastating blow at a game in 2014. >> i ran into the doctor for the mavs. he looked at me and said, seger, what's wrong? you got to go to the emergency room. >> reporter: it was leukemia. seger needed a bone marrow transplant. his son was a perfect match. but the cancer came back. his son saved his life again. >> i didn't really even think of it as donating. we were in it together. >> reporter: sager recovered just in time for the start of the nba season. >> i didn't miss a game. i felt great. >> reporter: but then in february, another relapse. even through treatment, sager never stopped working. he covered the first nba finals of his career in june. >> just a tremendous night.
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u.s. gymnast, simone biles, a phenom, making history, winning her fourth gold medal. let's discuss with coy wire and christine brennan. great to see you two down there. christine, simone biles came back with a vengeance. tell us about it. >> you know what, after -- if anyone doubted her after the balance beam stumble, this woman has guts, so talented, she has the great brain of an athlete and just nailed it. the floor exercise was beautiful. that's what she is known for. the pressure was extraordinary. this notion that she could end with say two failures, so to speak, hardly a failure,
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instead, she just nailed it. as you said, goes on in history. just showing one when the pressure is on, coy, this woman is able to attack just like the toughest athletes in the nfl or nba or major league baseball. >> absolutely. you're always judged by how much you can come back from adversity, right. you almost, as i mentioned yesterday, it was in a way good to see her fall on that balance beam. it reminded us how difficult the maneuvers she was performing, she did have that lapse, but comes right back, 24 hours later, whatever it was, and she crushes it against cementing the legacy as certainly the most dynamic olympic gymnast we've ever seen. she is doing things that no one has done or tried. she has moves named after her. i was out here, and there way a young gymnast, and she said simone biles has inspired her so
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much. she wants to go to college in the united states and compete because of simone biles. she has left a worldwide impact of what she has done in these games. >> beautiful. it is just beginning. you guys have a lot of sirens. not unusual in a big city. certainly not in rio. let me ask you something, usain bolt, we've never seen a sprinter shut it down in races and still win the way he does. but it did look like he was working a little bit more, just as it did in the 100. did you discern a difference, or just the weather? >> no, i think he is. he is turning 30 on sunday, the day the games end. 30 is not 20. he is going against younger men. what we saw in the 100 meters, where he was not able to prance and dance and turn around like we're used to, because he had to catch justin, and then power to the finish and shut it down, i still think he'll win the 200 easily, chris. i really do. but what coy just said about
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simone biles, seeing an athlete have to work, seeing adversity, usain bolt is just a little adversity, but seeing them as more human, it is very compelling. >> i have interesting insight. i talked to someone who works with usa track and field, and the one thing around the gatlin/bolt, the trials are a much more grueling trial than any where else in the world. they have to run many more race, and you have all the prep for each race. so gatlin coming in in the final, you saw him run in the 9-9s. remember, usain bolt had the time off, remember, gatlin called it a medical pass. he basically rested. that's like missing training camp in the nfl, chris, so you know, you're seeing now bolt, he is having to run these races, and maybe he is getting a little more stressed and strained physically. so it might turn out to be an interesting 200-meter final. he is going for the triple-triple. >> i think we have the new
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"sports illustrated" cover to show our viewers. these are the phenoms of this rio olympics. you have phelps, ledecky and simone biles. would you argue with that triumph? >> no, i would not argue at all. i saw it on twitter yesterday, and i smiled. i said that's perfect. i mean, look at that picture. you've got michael phelps, 31 years old, around the two 19--year-olds. those two were born three days apart, in march of -- 1997. yeah, they're 19 years old. so march 14 for simone biles, and march 17 for katie ledecky. three days apart. it is like the big brother with the two kid, and three of the greatest athletes we'll ever see. >> a happy farm there, like three goats on the "sports illustrated" cover. greatest of all time. >> just quickly, coy, tell us about this other olympic moment we saw. we celebrate those who are at
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the top, but all from what you see with those who are at the bottom who really brings home the spirit of competition here what did we see in the marathon trial? >> yeah, the 5,000 meter trial, i loved the way you said it earlier. the two runners who finished dead last that are the highlights. you had a runner from new zealand could g down, and an american trips over her, injuries her knee, but tells the runner from new zealand, get up, this is the olympics. we have to finish this race. they start running, but she didn't realize how badly her knee was injured. she falls down. now the new zealand tells her let's finish the race. they both do. they finish last, but what a great story of sportsmanship here at these olympic games, guys. >> that's beautiful. seeing them hug at the end, you know. all competition is over. they were just having that sort of human helping moment. that was really nice. >> awesome. >> yeah, guys, thank you so much. always great to talk to you and get your updates. we'll see you soon. all right, from the best in
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humanity, to a change in play in the election that may well bring out the worst. there is big news out of the race. let's get to it. >>announcer: this is cnn breaking news. you are just joining us, good morning, welcome to "new day," it is wednesday, august 17th, 8:00 in the east. donald trump shaking up his staff again, installing a new campaign manager, and chief executive. >> so insiders say that trump wants to do things his way, planning to run the rest of the race on his own terms. this is the second major overhall of trump's campaign in less than two months. who is advising him now and what does it mean for the next 80-plus days. cnn has it all covered. let's begin with jessica snyder, live outside trump tower. jessica. >> reporter: alisyn, we're learning all of these top tier changes were effectively set in motion by donald trump's son-in-law, ivanka's husband, jared kushner. he came back from vacation yesterday afternoon, putting
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into place an emergency meeting right here at trump tower around 2:00 in the afternoon. as we've seen, jared kushner has effectively donald trump's top advisor, having his ear. it was kushner who effectively orchestrated the ouster of corey lewandowski back in june, and it looks like he is orchestrating these changes that rocked the balance of power in this campaign. donald trump, shaking up his campaign leadership team. >> people want to criticize donald trump. >> reporter: senior advisor, kellyanne conway confirming she has been promoted to campaign manager, and steve bannon is now the chief executive. the campaign's embattled chairman, paul manafort, will stay on, despite his relationship going sour in recent weeks. >> the campaign is doing really well. it has never been so well united. >> trump is very plugged in. he is very connected. the campaign is working,
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contrary to what the media is saying. >> reporter: manafort is under investigation by ukrainian authorities for allegedly receiving millions in illegal payments from the country's former pro russian ruling party. this is the second major shake-up for trump's team. back in june, he fired corey lewandowski, weeks before the republican convention. >> he is a good man. we've had great success. he is a friend of mine. but i think it is time now for a different kind of a campaign. >> i had a nice conversation with mr. trump, and i said to him it has been an honor and privilege to be part of this. >> reporter: trump tries to appeal to a black audience, but the audience was mostly white. >> i'm asking for the vote of every african-american citizen struggling in our city today who wants a different and much better future. >> reporter: trump addressing the violent protests milwaukee, after police shot and killed a
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black man. >> as a racist force in our society, a narrative, supported with a nod by my opponent, shared directly in the responsibility for the unrest in milwaukee, and many other places within our country. >> reporter: he is placing the blame for inner city unrest squarely on what he calls failed democratic policies. >> the african-american community has been taken for granted for decades by the democratic party. it is time for rule by the people. not rule for the special interests. hillary clinton backed policies are responsible for the problems in the inner cities today, and a vote for her is a vote for another generation of poverty, high crime, and lost opportunities. >> reporter: with only 83 days until the election, trump is digging in on his combative style in hopes of turning around his slide in the polls. >> i am who i am. it's me. you have to be you.
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if you start pivoting, you're not being honest with people. >> reporter: donald trump releasing a statement this morning, talking about how he views this shake-up, saying i believe we're adding some of the best talents in politics, with the experience and expertise needed to defeat hillary clinton in november, and continue to share my message and vision to make america great again. donald trump, also talking about the addition of steve bannon as ceo, saying this will bolster the business-like approach that donald trump has taken to his campaign. also, happening today, donald trump will receive his first national security briefing. it is the first time he'll be getting classified information. alisyn. >> jessica, thank you very much. you've given us a lot to talk about, so let's get to it. we want to bring in corey lewandowski, cnn political commentator and former donald trump campaign manager. he is still receiving severance payments from the trump campaign. how long are those going to last? and paul migellaa, and senior
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advisor for pro hillary clinton super pac. gentlemen, you are the two best people to talk to this morning. corey, what do you think of this change? paul manafort basically sidelined, steve bannon, now coming in as ceo. >> it's exciting for the trump campaign by bringing in kellyanne conway, who has been part of the campaign, and now naming her the campaign manager. she has been part of the trump world and/or bit for a long time. she has been someone very loyal to trump. even back when he looked at potentially running for governor of new york. she was part of the original conversatio conversations. she does a good job of understanding messaging, repositioning messaging as it relates to specific audiences, she'll help with gender gap problems he may have. so it is a good step growing that team is important. >> interesting. why aren't you talking about steve bannon. >> i know steve well. he has had unparalleled success in the private sector. he is a person who like myself is a bit of a street fighter,
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willing to go right at his opponents, and make sure that they know that in politics, all is fair and war. >> that's exactly what it is. this a return to the corey lewandowski style. >> i'm here. >> so corey, don't you feel vindicated this morning? >> i don't. you know why, because at the end of the day, and i know that you know this, because you've demonstrated, i'm still being paid severance from the trump campaign, i want to see donald trump win. i want to see him win because it is the right thing for the country, because washington is fundamentally broken. for my children, they need a different children. >> but now that it has returned to the corey lewandowski, bare-knuckled, might you return to the campaign? >> no, look. they have a great team of professionals. i have a lot of friends over there, they know what to do. the strategy from donald trump is similar to what you saw last night. he laid out a very specific policy for the last two days,
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monday and tuesday. >> and then eclipsed it with a campaign change, breaking news. >> he reached out to the african-american community and said the democratic party has taken advantage of you for 30 years and i can be that change. >> paul -- >> i don't even need to be the story. i'm loving -- >> what this means for your side is it is going to get nastier and more bare-knuckled. >> donald trump started in the gutter and he'll go down in the sewer. this is what he does. the problem was never corey. the problem is not paul manafort. the solutions, i know kellyanne, she is a terrific pro. she is not the solution. the guy from breitbart is not the solution. the problem is right there. the image, the guy with the orange here, he is the problem. you can't fix trump. they have tried. it is like you have dog that keeps running off, they get the electric fence, it is not
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working, he plows through the fence, or the pow, disabled folks, people from mexico, muslims. this is all about trump. what is astonishing about this, and it is unlovely, but it will fail, so maybe as a democratic, i should be happy, he is doubling down on what has made him the worst republican nominee in history. >> the most winningest. >> it is like the olympics. the decath lon. the first is a javelon, beats a world record, beats 16 guys. >> yes. >> whoa, this is the greatest we've seen. the second is a pole vault and he throw it is across the same way. no, you have to lift, you have to soar. he goes against the paul and chases the mexican judge and stabs him with it. no, it is a disaster. >> running with the metaphor. >> too olympic hyped up, i
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think. >> corey, well, hold on. to paul's point. was donald trump feeling too tethered, too hemmed in? >> i don't think donald trump will be participating in the decathlon like john kerry rode the bike and broke his leg. donald trump's message has not changed. i'm the outsider. washington is broken, i want to bring back the message that if you elect me as president of the united states, donald trump, i'm going to bring a fundamental and wholesale change to washington. >> wasn't paul manafort trying to make him more establishment, trying to tone down his message as the outsider? >> i think you could argue that that was part of the strategy, but the strategy in that regard doesn't work, because people have an 11% approval rating of congress. 11%, which means it is not working. >> so the paul manafort strategy did not work in your estimation? >> i think if you look at the last two weeks, the poll numbers have indicated in the swing states that the message was not working properly and i think what propelled donald trump to success in the primaries was we don't want a typical politician.
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we don't want a person who will give the same speech everywhere. we want change to washington. that message permeates long outside of the republican primary process, and goes to the general public that says washington takes care of washington. there are two separate sets of rules. donald trump cannot be bought by lobbyists, he is funding his own campaign, he'll change washington for the better of the country. >> are you worried, paul, if trump gets back to what made him win the primary, that it will get harder for hillary clinton? >> it will get harder. you know what i'm worried but they're putting up a major ad buy, which is late, but smart. this big league that hillary has is not going to last. it is not. it will be a dead heat race. every democratic needs to know that. >> why does she have such a big lead now? >> well, because trump has limited himself. this is his challenge. i don't think this move cures his problem. he got 13 million plus votes, the most any republican ever got. to be president, he needs 65 or
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75 million. in the path from 13 to 70 littered with women, college educated folks, people of color, younger people. all the folks he is busy alienating. you can't get from 13 million to 70 million without reaching out to those folks. i know, like last night, well, i'm reaching out to the african-americans. he went to an all white suburb. >> why did he go to an all white suburb? >> i don't think it matters. >> it was all white. >> it was a broadcast to a national audience. look, it is like saying if you're going talk about the problems in washington, d.c., you have to do inside the belt way, that's prep-- >> hillary went to scranton, that's not her base, she is reaching out to trump's base. he should be going to the naacp. he should be going to the national association of black journalist, which he did not. he needs to reach out to voters he does not have, and those are not the voters who are reading
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the breitbart website or watching fox news. he needs to grow behind that. >> i hope he is not watching. >> voters are concerned about making sure you're safe at home, making your children are safe. two major companies are pulling out of the obama care, disaster. we know people want security and want jobs. throws things that donald trump will bring. he is going to keep the home front safe. he'll keep the domestic front safe. he'll create jobs. you do that, the economy works, you're elected president of the united states. >> what is roger ailes role in the campaign. >> roger, the campaign was clear about this yesterday. roger has no role, whether formal or informal whatsoever. >> isn't he talking to donald trump? they just were at a golf course on sunday together? aren't they having meetings? >> i don't know who was at the golf course. i wasn't there. a lot of people play golf. it doesn't mean they're helping the campaign. maybe it was a relationship. look, i think donald trump has had business relationships with, you know, executives in the media industry for 30 years. >> sure, but if roger ailes gives him advice on how to
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debate, he'll take it. >> that's not what he said. the campaign was very clear on this. mr. ails hes has no formal or informal relationship. >> always a spirited conversation. thank you, gentlemen, very much for being here. let's get to chris. all right, on the other side of the ball, the clinton campaign, congress has the fbi's report to the justice department, explaining why it recommended no charges in hillary clinton's use of a private e-mail server as secretary of state. that has the clinton campaign blasting republicans, arguing that this classified report should be released to you. the public. cnn investigator correspondent, chris frates, live in washington with more. an interesting turnabout in play here. the clinton campaign didn't want this to come out, now they say if it's going to come out, everyone should have it. >> that's exactly right, chris. the other thing we're learning, the e-mail problems are continuing to dog her campaign.
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so yesterday, the fbi sent congress a classified report, why it recommended against charging clinton in connection with her use of a private e-mail server, as secretary of state. now, the report contains notes from interviews with clinton and other material related to the investigation. the decision to release information in a case where charges are not brought is extremely rare. in the statement, the fbi said it provided the report to congress with the expectation that it would not be made public. now, the news drew a sharp response, and saying the republicans were only looking to second-guess the fbi. in a statement, the campaign said we believe that if these materials are going to be shared outside the justice department, they should be released widely. so that the public can see for themselves, rather than allow republicans to mischaracterize them through selective partisan leaks. now,top republican, chuck grassley, seemed to degree with clinton. saying much of the information is unclassified and should be made public.
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and in a letter to lawmakers, the fbi reiterated director james comey's assertion that clinton's handling of highly classified information was indeed extremely careless, but did not warrant prosecution. but judging by the fireworks this report generated on capitol hill yesterday, alisyn, the political battle over clinton's e-mails, that's far from over. >> it sure sounds like it, chris. thank you for the update. another top story, the death toll from historic flooding in southern louisiana, rising to 11. the magnitude and devastation is only beginning to come to light. there are also tens of thousands ever people outside of their homes today. cnn boris sanchez is live in gonzalez, louisiana, with more. what does it look like today, boris? >> reporter: hey, alisyn. the good news is the floodwater is receding in some areas. the bad news is that in other areas like here in ascension parish, it is not going any
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where. it looks like a huge lake. the water, certainly cutting off these neighborhood. our truck started smoking on the way over here, we had to get it out of here. there are dozens of roads closed across the state. there are tens of thousands of people out of their homes, more than 60,000 people have requested aid from fima. there is a curfew here, and not just to prevent people from being on the street and finding themselves in dangerous situations, but also to prevent crime. yesterday, about ten people were arrested for looting, chris. >> all right, boris, thank you very much. we have to stay on this story. it didn't have the spectacular beginning of a hurricane, but the problem is real, and it is going to be there a long time. another weather story disaster, wildfires in southern california, burning out of control. more than 80,000 people are out of their homes. this is happening in rural san bernardino county, east of los
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angeles. an entire ski resort had to be evacuated, interstate 15, it was spreading in different directions. firefighters are afraid it could get worst today. there is an all-out manhunt to find the son of el chapo. jesus guzman, the kidnapping is a blow to el chapo, who suspected to maintain the drug cartel dom nanls in tinance in . >> >> the el chapo thing will be interesting. if they knew they were taking him it, could have deadly consequences, and quickly, not just for his son. so this big intrigue on the clinton side of the ball this morning. this fbi report is coming out. this is the report that shows the notes and thinking that went into their conclusion, not to bring a case.
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the clinton campaign didn't want this to come out. they said that it is a bad precedent. but now they want all of you to see it. why? we have one of her supporters, next. boy: this is the story of a boy
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but it is not going to be about the personnel. it will be how it impacts what trump does and says. let's discuss this, the fbi report coming out about why they didn't bring charges against hillary clinton, and the state of play in the election with congressman adam schiff, perm n -- permanent house committee. how concerned are you that bringing in that breitbart element, that fringe element into trump and his acknowledgment, it seems, with these moves, he'll come at you guys as much and more than ever? >> well, i'm not that concerned about it frankly, because there is no changing donald trump. he has made that abundantly clear. i don't think the team will be able to control him or steer him in the right direction, any more than the old team. he'll continue to be inflammatory and reckless, and that concerns me a great deal in terms of our national security interests, because a lot of what he said now being repeated by the likes of the leader of he
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hezbollah. it feeds into the narrative that isis and others have maintained against the united states, or al qaeda or hezbollah or russia, and i think that's deeply damaging to the country. but politically, i don't see much change in the campaign. >> he is also making argument, though. let me play some sound from his law and order speech. i want to get your take on it. >> the democratic party has failed and betrayed the african-american community. the democratic party is taking the votes of african-americans for granted. they've just assumed they'll get your support, and done nothing in return for it. they've taken advantage of the african-american citizen. >> now, right now, the polls have clinton at 91% in african communities, and donald trump at 1%. i don't think we've ever seen a number like that. he has got nowhere to go but up,
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and this is a saleable argument to many in the communities, congressman. you guys have been in control in a lot of big cities, life is not better there, so why should they stick with the democrats? >> well, because they see the democrats fighting to improve the quality of life in these communities, and they see republicans often standing in the way. that's been a big challenge during the obama administration. it is not that the president hasn't tried, and in many ways succeeded, but often where he has run into difficulty, it is because of the obstructionism in congress. it is going to take a lot more than a few statements like that from donald trump that he is suddenly a champion of the african american community. i don't think he is going to be able to make that case any more than he is the champion of latino community or the champion of working poor families, or the champion really of anyone, except for a few billionaire elites, like himself. that's all really donald trump has stood for. >> but one more beat on that.
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yes, policies are top down on the federal level, certainly. but we're talking about local governments here. i know that this isn't what donald trump's exact impact s he wants to impact his own election, but down ballot, baltimore, ferguson, a small place, but flint is a big place, philadelphia is a big place. these are all democratically controlled places, in some cases for decades. and life there is not what it needs to be. why reward the democratics with more tenure? >> you have to determine what are the democrats offering. what is secretary clinton proposing to improve the quality of life in these communities, and i think if you look at her policies in terms of trying to raise people up, breaking down barriers, increasing wages, dealing with criminal justice reform, all these policies are in line with what these communities want to see take place, and then you look at someone on the other side of the aisle, donald trump, who is divisive in his rhetoric, often
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hateful, bigoted and i don't think that's an option for any of these communities. >> another big development here, the fbi report justifying no charges against hillary clinton. now in the hands of congress. initially, the campaign, her supporters, did not want it to come out. said it was bad precedent. now they want everyone to see it. what's the play? >> i'm still frankly coming grips that the fbi has sent us the materials. i said before that i think it is a serious mistake and i'm concerned it will have a chilling impact on people's willingness to cooperate if they know their private interviews or private statements will become political fodder for congress. where does it stop, chris? why doesn't the financial services now demand the closed investigative files on any high ranking banking officials who are not indicted after the financial meltdown? why don't we look at any political sensitive investigation, where charges were not brought, and demand
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those closed investigative files. what will the bureau say? well, we're not going to do it this time, because we don't want to. that's the problem with establishing this kind of -- >> i've got to tell you, though, congressman, that sounds good what you're saying, though. especially when you talk about the banks, nobody going to jail for what happened in 2008, and beyond. why not? i mean a lot of these things are politically motivated. people do get out of situations that maybe they shouldn't. why not have it more of a public and open review? >> well, it does sound good until you contract fact does this mean that congress will get into the decision-making on who to prosecute. people that are willing to give and cooperate and be interviewed because they think what will be said will be maintained its privacy, the grand jury secretary res ssecrecy, congress will leak everything, as indeed is our history, at least in the last five or ten years, so it will have a real chilling impact on the investigations. it also, i think, will have an
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impact on the deliberations in the departments if they know congress will be digging through their files in a way that they have never had access before. so while it is attractive on the surface, it is a real mistake and won't ultimately serve the interests of justice. >> this case, it has happened, so the question now becomes what is in there and what impact it has on the election and obviously we'll know that when it comes out. thank you for joining us. >> thank you, chris. all right, so you can talk about the politics, but what you always say you want is more discussion about the policy. ideas for you. not just why one candidate hates the other. so programming note. join us tonight for a cnn town hall with the green party candidates. you have dr. jill stein, and her running mate. it will be hosted by me, 9:00 p.m. eastern, and it is all about you, you asking real questions. you'll have to know what they have to offer tonight. >> looking forward to that.
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donald trump, shaking up his campaign staff for the second time in less than two months. what will this mean for his strategy and his tone and his campaign. let's discuss with republican congressman mike pompeo of kansas. he has endorsed donald trump. thanks for being here what do you make of this news that was announced at 5:30 this morning of this campaign shake-up? >> well, good morning, alisyn. thanks for having me on the show this morning. look, i don't know. i know ms. conway. she has been a steady hand. she's been in this business a long time, conveying messages, enormous change that needs to take place, supported candidate whose have tried advocate for that change and this is an election we're going to decide four more years of barack obama as policies, and a different direction and i think she'll be a great addition to the campaign. >> in october, bloomberg politics referred to steve
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bannon in an article as the most dangerous political operative in america, because of some of the flame throwing that goes on at breitbart that he heads up that website. and other things. so what do you think this does for the campaign? is this a return, or i guess i should say a reenforcement shoot from the hip brass knuckles style? >> well, i mean, it remains to be seen exactly what changes will be made by these two leaders in the organization, but seldom staff directs how campaigns go. leaders get in front of their campaign, i'm confident mr. trump will continue to do that. and we can't tolerate four more years that we've had for the last eight. he spoke last night about what is taking place in america's inner cities all across the country. democratic controlled places for an awfully long time. he is offering a different direction, one that provides
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opportunity forei an entire society. >> do you think paul manafort's connections to ukraine, victor yankovic, do you think it is time for him to leave the campaign? >> we should look into the campaign that are in every campaign, including secretary clinton herself, who has deep ties to the clinton foundation, to the russians as well. that's far more important. >> let's talk about hillary clinton. yesterday, the fbi handed over their classified notes from the interviews that they did with secretary clinton about her e-mails. what are you hoping to learn from those notes? >> yes, ma'am. unfortunately, i can't share much with you. the intelligence committee i serve on did receive an extensive set of materials from the federal bureau of investigation, but i can tell you almost nothing about even the scope what's in there. highly classified programs. e-mails that were sent and received by secretary clinton
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that were indeed marked classified. but the substance of those, today, even today, remain so highly sensitive, that they can't be released. this is from a presidential candidate who has told us she wants them released, even today. that's reckless, beyond imagination. to argue that the materials that we were sent yesterday be released to the public. they are highly classified information. i find this at least a little hypocritical, knowing we're not going to release them. >> hillary clinton says that she wants them released, because she basically says that the republicans, you included, are politically grandstanding, and this is another fishing expedition. to that point, you don't have to tell us anything about the substance, but in terms of your strategy, what will you do? if you see something in there that raises your eyebrows, since the fbi director says he doesn't think there is anything prosecutable, what will you do? >> yes, ma'am. you don't have to wait until i
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see something that raises my e eyebro eyebrows. i've seen something in there na was in a private server in the former secretary of state's home. accessed by iranians, chinese. >> how do you know they've been accessed from her server? >> ma'am, i've been at this intelligence effort for several years. i can tell you that hostile nations, and even rogue actor, can just get into every private server today. and so i know this would have been an enormous target for them and i'm highly confident they had access to this information. >> so is director comey wrong when he says that -- >> yes. >> no evidence of that? >> ma'am, i think what director comey said is that the security level in this private server didn't rise to the level of someone's ordinary gmail account. i think director comey would agree with me that the likelihood that folks who don't mean well for america have
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access to that information. it is very, very high. i think we are nae perfect agreement there. >> since you've already seen things that are causing you alarm, what is your plan? >> yes, ma'am. not my plan. my duty. the duty of the int intelligenc committee, make sure actions like this don't happen again. there will be a series of changes within the state department how they handle classified information. we'll never again see a secretary of state that doesn't have an official e-mail account, and never a secretary of state who lies to the american people about the nature of the information that was contained, information like this should never have been. those are congress' responsibilities, and we'll continue to execute them. >> congressman, mike pompeo, thank you for taking time for "new day." >> thank you, alisyn. what is this big shift in the trump campaign mean? how will it help him turn things around, or will it make things even worst? we're going to talk to the former chief of staff to
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what will happen now? that's the provocative question, after the second major over haul of the trump campaign team in less than two months. it seems to be a doubling down ongoing straight at clinton and how. this is the same day that he set to receive his first national security briefing here in new york. let's get perspective on what the changes mean and what the briefing could mean for trump. former new hampshire governor, governor john sanono. someone from breitbart talking to donald trump on how to behave in an election? >> the most important part of that change was kellyanne conway. kellyanne understands polls. she knows voters. groups segmentsed, she knows how to look into polls and decide what additional commentary or positioning has value.
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and i think in the long run, people are going to find that that probably will still be a strong part of the trump campaign. she is the campaign manager now. and i think it will be a balance, a slight tug, but not too severe a tug, between kellyanne's analytical perspective and recommendations and bannon's more commitment towards heated rhetoric. i don't think it is as dramatic a change as the press has made it out to be. >> all right, well, let's unpack that for a second. i agree with you about kellyanne, she is certainly a pro. she is doing something in addition. she has never been a campaign manager before. >> that's true. that's the only concern i bring to it, chris. she hasn't had that responsibility yet. >> right, but i don't know what that means. sometimes it is just a title. if she goes to be out on the road with donald trump, which is what we understand, there is a plus/minus on that. certainly a minus as a campaign manager, because that's central office management matters.
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i don't know how much that matters here. being with him everyday may be the best news for donald trump to become president, because she might be the last stop before he goes out on the podium, because if breitbart and roger stone are in donald trump's head telling him you need to go all out, scorched earth. >> that on point analysis shows you've got good political genes. >> what happened to you when you heard that, okay, roger ailes is advising him, he is a political genius? we know he has been an advisor to trump. fine. kellyanne, good move. but according to the reporting on this, donald trump has been charmed by bannon, believes that his pitch to him about being an outsider, coming full throated in his attacks as an outsider, reject what the party wants to you do, that's the way to go, does that give you concern?
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>> well, i'm always concerned that candidates don't talk about issues. and so i think what you're going to see is a blend. bannon may set the level of intensity in the rhetoric. he may encourage him to be aggressive against mrs. clinton. but if kellyanne and others can introduce into that strong conversation the issues, the things that the middle segment of voters need to here in order to lean republican rather than democratic, i think it might be able to work. as i said earlier, i think the most important component in here is giving that role to kellyanne. i think bannon will certainly try and ramp up the rhetoric. but if the rhetoric is focused well by kellyanne, it may be a double plus. >> now, there is something that could be a good arrow in the quiver to keep donald trump than
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doing nothing other than bashing the media. the editors there, very elevated rhetoric, she has this intel briefing that will be given to donald trump today. you've seen the impact that an intel briefing can have on a candidate. how it can sober them. how it can make them think differently. tell us. >> well, there is really three levels of intelligence briefings. the briefings that donald trump and hillary clinton will get as candidates between now and the election will sort of be top line. sort of the headlines. heads up, if you will, that these are the key issues that are evolving around the world. once one of them is elected in november, there will be a different level of briefing between november and inauguration day, and then when they become president after taking the oath, then the briefings become more of a two-way street. they will get briefed and they will then be able to send messages and if you will, homework back to the
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intelligence community to pursue other things. it is the last level that is obviously the critical level within the presidency. and frankly, it is my biggest concern with obama has been that he only gets about 40% of his briefings face-to-face and so he loses that opportunity for interacti interaction. the candidates will not get to that level until after they're elected and then to the highest level when they take the oath of office. >> governor john sununu, insight and perspective, appreciate it as always. >> thanks, chris, have a good day. olympians, simone emanuel and brian murphy breaking records in the pool. how do they feel about breaking history. we speak to them next. this week sharpie twelve-packs just three dollars. office depot officemax. gear up for school. gear up for great.
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team usa has been killing it in rio, particularly in the swimming pool. so we want to bring in simone emanuel and ryan murphy, both record breakers. guys, how are you feeling? >> feel great. i mean, it was a fun. team usa swam awesome. >> so on the high, just from that, the past week. >> simone, let me start with you. so tell us about that moment that you looked up and you realized you had won the 100-meter race. >> yeah, i mean, i was just happy. i was shocked a little bit. i mean, going in, i just really wanted to swim as fast as i
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could, and get on the medal stand. but just to be number one was really exciting, and i couldn't ask for better. >> so you know, these rio olympics have been ground breaking on a bunch of different levels. your race was one of them. you are now the first black woman from any country to win a gold in individual swimming. what does that mean for you? >> it means a lot. i mean, just, i don't know, i mean, it is super exciting, and just to make history is, i'm humbled by that. >> i mean, did you go in thinking that that would be a possibility? >> no, i didn't go in, i didn't have -- i didn't try to put too much pressure on myself, and i think that's why i performed the way i did. i wanted to go in and enjoy the process and journey that these four years has taken me. i think that's why i was able to
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perform the way i did. >> whatever it was, it worked. simone, what do you think that means for young black girls or women of color around the world who have been watching? >> i think hopefully it encourages them to get in the water and gives them an option to try swimming, because they see someone like themselves in me, and just inspiring them to believe that if i can do it, they can do it too. >> okay, so ryan, you're no slouch in the swimming pool yourself. you also broke a world record. >> thank you. >> on the first leg of the 100-meter medley relay. how did that feel? >> yeah, i mean, the race was phenomenal. the crowd was great that night, just with it being michael's last race. i started to take the energy from the crowd, use the adrenaline of my excitement for being on a relay with michael. i think that's what really propelled me to that.
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>> do you feel like you're carrying michael phelps at this point? >> no, michael has been carrying us for his entire career. so you know, it was great to get a leap for him, he could come out on top for the relay. >> your other teammates, you allowed your teammate, cody miller, and michael phelps all to get the preliminary pick record for the relay. so tell us, i mean, tell me about that moment, when you realized you had broken the record. >> yeah, well, i mean, it was just right when nathan finished, you know, he had a great split. i wasn't -- i honestly, i didn't know what the olympic record was going into the race, i don't think any of us were really like thinking about it. we were just trying to do our thing, follow our process, and you know, luckily for us, it turned out in the olympic record. >> i know it is particularly poignant for you, because you used to watch michael phelps as
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we all did, but when you were a young boy, like 9 years old, you watched him. what's it like to be sharing the podium with him? >> yeah, i mean, like you said, i was that little nine-year-old kid jumping up and down on the couch for michael and the rest of the usa swimmers. so just, you know, just be kind of part of that shift, you know, from the michael era to the post michael era, that was super cool. >> simone, i heard you have an interesting place where you now store your medals, because there are so many, that they bump into each other. what do you do with them? >> yeah, i put them in socks. it kind of keeps them from scratching, and you just roll up the ribbon and it is a convenient place to put them. >> perhaps your mantle in the future, when you get home, would also be a nice place for them. but simone, what is next for you? i know that you're going back to
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stanford and i was very alarmed to hear that you would like to major in communications. are you coming after my job? >> i'm not coming after your job. i'm not sure if i want to do broadcasting, but i love communications, and just moving forward, i'm going to take a break, enjoy some time with my family and i'll be ready to get back to classes and swim for stanford. >> ryan, what's next for you? >> similar to simone. we start classes the 23rd or 24th, i'm going straight from here to berkeley. same plan. just going to take a little bit of time off, and get back into the swing of things. >> well, guys, you've made us all so proud back here at home. you are such an inspiration to kids and adults everywhere. simone manual, ryan murphy, thank you for being on "new day."
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>> thanks so much for having us. the good stuff, next.
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there. being good, being charitable can be contag contagious. >> time now for "newsroom" with carol costello. >> you guys are ridiculous, but i like it. >> speak for yourself. >> i know, thanks so much. have a great day. "newsroom" starts now. and good morning, i'm carol costello, thank you so much for joining me. donald trump, announcing a major shake-up overnight, a move to bolster his sagging campaign. paul manafort keeps his title, but the team at the top is growing. kellyanne conway, a familiar face here on cnn is promoted to campaign manager. the conventional voice and ceo steven bannon will be


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