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over to brianna keiler. thank you for being here with us. happening now, minus manafort. donald trump's campaign manager resigns. was he pushed out. the candidate who never admits mistakes, but it is not clear when he didn't use right words and who he caused pain. we're waiting for a fuller explanation. leaked excuse. from her confidential fbi interview, hillary clinton says colin powell recommended she use a private e-mail account. powell doesn't remember the conversation. what else will we learn from those class fied accounts. a scandal involving vandalism,
olympic swimmer ryan lochte will be suspended from competition by usa swimming. wolf blitzer is off. i'm brianna keiler. you're in "the situation room." >> this is cnn breaking news. >> breaking news, standing by for a donald trump speech at a rally in michigan. teleprompters are set up, but will he stick to the script? paul manafort resigned this morning and that news broke shortly before he visited the disaster zone. he did not get specific about what he was expressing regret for in a sir surprising speech last last.
and for her part, hillary clinton phoned the governor for a update on the floods and pleaded for help for the flood victims. and reports that colin b powell recommend she use private e-mail at the state department. >> marsha blackburn will take questions tonight. our guests and analysts are standing by with full coverage. and let's get the latest on today's resignation of paulman fort. >> it is clear he will was already sidelined in the campaign, we have, of course, seen trump over the course of his campaign try to pivot so many times, but these changes in
particular. a clearer sign that trump understands he needs to get his campaign back on track. campaign chairman paul manafort is out. >> he was facing increasing scrutiny over his lobbying sties to ukraine and russia told trump he was becoming a distraction and wanted it to end. >> the last three or four weeks have not gone well. they missed opportunities to go after hillary. and what i want to see is the campaign back on message. >> the campaign is ushering in an empowering new campaign this week. >> i see you, mr. trump. >> what happens here is incredible. nobody understands how
incredible, i'm just here to help. >> setting up a clear contrast with president obama who is not yet visiting the devastated sight. >> i heard he was trying to stay under par while we're underwater. >> he'll never get under par. >> in another uncharacteristic move, trump broke with his typically aggressive style on the stump thursday night. >> sometimes, in the heat of debate, and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words. or you say the wrong thing. i have done that. >> stopping short of a specific apology, but expressing blanket remorse for some of his controversial comments. >> i do regret it, particularly where it may have caused personal pain.
>> with just 81 days until the election, it's not the trump that we're used to hearing. >> i don't regret anything. >> i don't regret it at all. >> i don't regret anything. >> do you regret saying that? >> i like to not regret anything. >> clinton spokesman nick morrell issuing a warning that trump's new strategy could work saying "it's not inconceivable he gets away with this." we all need to do our part to make sure he doesn't, unreal. >> and they are unveiling their first tv ad of the campaign. getting back on mess an. >> in hillary clinton's america, the system stays rigged against americans. >> i'm grants convicted of crimes get to stay. >> and it will run in four battleground states, the states of ohio, pennsylvania, north
carolina, and florida. virginia was anticipated to be the fifth battleground state. it is a new perceived strategy, a clinton campaign spokes person saying he is back to demonizing immigrants again. >> thank you for that reporting. we have breaking news, donald trump is speaking to reporters, talking about louisiana, let's listen. >> woe mourn for the lives lost, and we pleng our help, confident, and support to every last person in need. to the people of lose, we are with you and we will always be
with you. in my vision, i saw not only the suffering of our people but also their strength, courage, and unbeatable spirit. their spirit will overcome. we have a lot to overcome in our country especially the fact that our jobs are being taken away from us and going to ore lather lands, and it is especially happening right here in michigan. it is an amazing spirit that we will need to rebuild our country. it is that strength that we're going to need to create a new american future, our children so
much deserve. in this new inform this new future, millions of workers on the side looips will lines will to the work force. if i'm president, that will never happen, believe me. thank you talking to you, playing you, but believe me, you know the answer. i have to say that i have been talking about michigan and the car industry and how the businesses and plans have been ripped out of your land, and i have been doing it for four years to the people of michigan. other people started talking about it last week. they're not going to do anything about it. crumbling loe ining roads, bride will replace the infrastructure our country needs and deserves.
families strapped in wellfair will be provided with jobs and opportunity. children stuck in failing government schools will be able to attend the school of their choice. government will become lean, effective, responsible, and honest. our boarder will be protected and our children will be safe. very, very safe. and we will build the wall, don't worry about it. we will build the wall.
[ crowd chanting "build the wall" ] law and orderer will be restored and the poorest places in our country will know safety and peace again. american values and cultures will be cherished and celebrated once again. but to achieve this new american future, we must break free from the bitter failures of the past, and reject the same insiders telling us the same old lies over and over and over again.
no group in america has been more harmed by hillary clintons policies than african-americans no group. no group. if hillary clinton's goal was to inflict pain on the african-american community, she could not have done a better job. it is a disgrace. tonight i'm asking for the vote of every single african-american citizen in this country who wants to see a better future. the inner cities of our country have been run by the democratic party for more than 50 years.
they're policies have produced only poverty, joblessness, failing schools, and broken homes. it's time to hold democratic politicians accountable for what they have done to these communities. at what point do we say enough? at what point do we say enough? it is time to hold failed leaders accountable for their results, not just their empty words over and over again. look at what the democratic party has done to the city, as an example, and there are many others, of detroit.
40% of detroit's residents, 40%, live in poverty. half of all detroit residents do not work and cannot work and can't get a job. detroit tops the list of most dangerous cities in terms of violent crime, number one. this is the legacy of the democratic politicians who have run this city. this is the result of the policy agenda embraced by crooked hillary clinton.
suffering from democratic control. what do you have to lose by trying something new like trump? what do you have to lose? i say it again, what do you have to lose? you're living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58% of your youth is unemployed, what the hell do you have to lose? and at the end of four years, i guarantee youly g i will get ov 95% of the african-american vote, i promise you.
becausely produce. i will produce for the inner cities, and i will produce for the african-americans. and i democrats, the democrats will not produce, and all they have done is taken advantage of your vote. that is all they have done. once the election is over, they go back to their palaces in washington. and they do nothing for you. one thing we know for churn is if you keep voting for the same people, you will keep getting exactly the same result. my administration will go to work for you as no one has ever done before. we will work. we will bring back jobs. we will work. by contrast, the one thing every
item in hillary clinton's agenda has in kmond is that it tacommo and opportunities away from african-american workers. it takes jobs away from all workers, your companies are leaving michigan. it is leaving every state of the union. and they're going wherever but here. hillary clinton supports open borders which means many things, but that means people pour in and take your jobs.
whether you like to admit it or not. you have to get your children into good schools, you do that through competition. her plan to raise taxes on small business and every, $1.3 trillion tax increase, where as i'm cutting taxes very substantially for business and the middle class. her opposition to american mrnl. and her recommendation to giving jobs away to many, many others. only as voters, not as human beings worthy of a better
future. hillary clinton would rather provide a job to a refugee from overseas than to give that job to unemployed african-american youth that are becoming refugees. it's time to get back to work. that includes an all-out effort to help young african-americans get the jobs they deserve. hillary clinton's plan brings in an estimates 620,000 refugees in her first term and a life-time benefit cost of some $400 billion to our country according to the immigration summary.
hillary clinton wants to be america's angela merkel. by the way, for the price to support one refugee, we could support 12 in the middle east or say syria. the improved refugee screening standards i proposes will save countless billions of dollars. it's called extreme vetting. we will invest a portion of the money saved in a jobs prm. the african-american community gave so much to this country. they fought and died in every war since the revolution. they lifted up the conscious of our nation in the long march
towards civil rights. they sacrificed so much for the national good. yet nearly four in ten african-american children still live in abover city and 58% as, i said, of young african-americans are not working. they cannot find a job. we must do better as a country. i refuse to believe that the future must be like the past. it won't be. our future is going to be a great future for everyone. for everyone. nan and in a trump administration, all workers will get priority for jobs in their own country. i want higher wages for african-americans, hispanic americans, and all americans. we want higher wages.
many, many, workers in our country are making substantially less money today in real wages than they made 18 years ago. they're working two jobs instead of one. they're working harder as they get older and it is supposed to be the opposite. we're going to stop it, we're going to create great jobs, and we're going to get the wages up. hillary clinton is a throw back to an ugly past where politicians praised on our people for personal game. promises, promises, all talk, no action politicians. they talk, talk, talk, you vote them in with great fanfare, and then they do nothing. with trump, that is not going to
happen. believe me. we must turn the page on yesterday. only a change in leadership can produce a change in outcomes, and we can't take, as a country four more years of obama. and that is what you get with hillary clinton but probably worse. in this new american future, american workers will always come first. america first, always comes first. this will include a complete revitalization of the michigan manufacturing sector. the michigan manufacturing sector is a disaster. it is a disaster. look at your notes, look at your
stats, look at what is happening to your state. it is like taking candy away from a baby, and many people in this audience right now that think you have jobs. you're going to find out very soon that your company is leaving for mexico or some other place, and you're not going to have your job very long. if trump gettis in, those days are over, folks. those days are over. we will be bringing back our jobs to michigan. there will be a very big price to pay. for those companies that want to leave our land, go some place else, manufacture their goods, and sell them back with no retribution. it won't happen, there will be consequences.
it won't happen, it will not happen. michigan lost more than one in four of their manufacturing jobs since nafta. as you know, nafta, one of the worst trade bills in history, maybe -- maybe the worst trade bill ever signed in the history of the world, not only in our country. it is emptied out michigan, it emptied out new england. it emptied out new york state, it emptied out so many of our great companies. they leave and they fire. we end up with devastation, unemployment, we end up with nothing. the bill was signed by bill clinton. supported by hillary clinton. right here in this community, you lost one in seven manufacturing jobs since bill
clinton put china into the world trade portion. another hillary clinton backed deal, and he have be backing the transpacific partnership, tpp, if she is elected. just mark your words, just remember, you know it's going to happen, she considered it the gold standard. when she heard me talking about it, she said i can't win this one, so she went against it, he have go back immediately and you saw that when the governor of virginia, her friend, said that would happen. detroit lost more than one in three manufacturing jobs following the nafta and wto agreements that were supported very strongly by my opponent. no industry has been hurt more by hillary clinton's policies
than the automobile industry, or as we call it the car industry. it has been a total disaster. according to the bureau of the labor of statistics, there was 285,000 auto workers in michigan. now that number is down to 160,000 and it will have be a lot lower because if you look at the massive plants being built right now in mexico, you can kiss these jobs goodbye, but not with me. in 2014, general motors wanted to double their plans in new mexico by 2018. then ford motor company wants to
invest another 1.6 billion constructing an auto plant. they will become the car capital of the world very, very quickly and michigan will end up with empty buildings all over the place unless you elect donald trump president. the same month, fiat chrysler announced 1300 layoffs. the list goes on and on. we will meet with these companies and we will say it will not be easy for you to move your plant to mexico. to sell your cars through what will be a very strong border, and for you not to pay tax on those cars coming in, okay? and when we tell them there will be a substantial tax on the cars
they make in mexico and other places, number one they're not going to move in the first place, and number two, if they do, our country will make one heck of a lot of money. but to save your jobs and do all of the things that i'm talking about, we have to win on november 8th. the destruction that nafta start ld be finished off if the transpacific partnership is approved. it will be almost -- nothing is as bad as nafta, but it will be almost as bad. we know from hillary's closest friend, she is planning to ram through tpp if elected. she called it, as i said, the gold standard.
it's passage would be a disaster for michigan, in particular, for the car industry in particular. for the people of michigan. . i won't let it happen. according to the economic policy institute, the united states trade deficit with the proposed dpp member countries cost over one million manufacturing jobs in our country in 2015. by far the biggest loss was in motor vehicles and parks. michigan rapgs first for jobs lost as a share of state
workforce due to trade deficit with tpp members. just imagine how many more automobile jobs will be lost if hillary gets her wish and approves tpp, it will not be pretty. that is why i have announced that we will withdrawal from the deal before that can ever, ever, ever happen. i have have previously laid out a detailed plan for trade reform, available on my website. it includes protections against car insurance ma anymorelation, and tarriffs against any country
that cheats, and many of them do. my plan also includes a total renegotiation of nafta so our jobs can come back and if we can't make a much, much better deal they we have right now, we will walk i'm not in any way, shape, or form an isolationist. i don't believe in it, but we have to make great deals for our country. we're losing in our whole trade negotiation, over $800 billion a year nap is our trade deficit, who negotiates these trade
deals. we want great trade deals and we will have them. but we want trade deals that work for america that create jobs and wealth for our country. that work for the american work er. we want to shrink our almost 800 billion trade deficit. we don't want to expand it, it has been expanding for years and years. you look at the charts up, up, up, and i say to myself so often, why don't they do something about it? the reason is we have political hacks as our negotiators. we have politicians as our negotiators. we have politicians controlled by people like hillary clinton by her donors, and they won't
let her do what is right by for our workers and our country. we want to be leading the world in production. exports, and manufacturing. we want jobs to leave from other countries and come into our country for a change. another major issue in this race is foreign policy. hillary clinton has made one bad foreign policy decision after another. beginning with the support for going to war in iraq, and i opposed it had so strongly. nobody cared. i was a civilian, but i opposed it. i said you will have a total destable gags of tilization of east. it was such common sense and look what happened. her ten year as secretary of
state may be regarded as the most disastrous in united states history. but she is totally without remorse. her failed decisions as secretary of state, unleashed isis on to the world. but has she apologized for the death and destruction she caused? no, look at the world before and aftershe was secretary of state. prehillary in the early 2009, iran was seeing a reduction in violence, libya was somewhat stable, syria was under control, the group we now know today, isis, was close to being extinguished. now take a look at what we have. fast forward to the present
time. after hillary, here is what it looks like. iraq is in total chaos. syria in the midst of a disastrous civil war and a refugee crisis threatens europe and the united states where we're taking in thousands and thousands and thousands of people. isis has been unleashed untoe the entire world. iran, the world's top state sponsor of terrorism has been put on the path to nuclear weapons, was given $400 million in ransom payment cash where they just yesterday caught obama in yet another lie. very much like you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan, obama care, a total disaster if
will be repealed. it will be replaced. hillary clinton is a legacy of death, destruction, and terrorism. america deserves a better legacy. all of you deserve a much, much, better future. i am the change agent. i am the change agent. i am your messenger and i said it many times, i'm nothing more than your messenger. a message of strong defense, take care of our vets, great education, get rid of our common core, great health care, get
read of obama care, save our second amendment. which is under tremendous siege right now. hillary clinton is the defender of the status quo, or what we have. while our country lost badly under hillary clinton, she cashed in big time. our country was losing. our people were losing, but she is cashing in. bill clinton's speaking fees surged while hillary was secretary of state. he was paid almost $50 million for speeches during her tenure, an increase in 44% over the previous four years. by the way, things came out today that blow everything away today. then there was all of the money funneled into the clinton
foundation from foreign governments and corporations. it was pay for play. yet hillary clinton, who is indifferent to the suffering she has caused, has no remorse at all. she offers no apologies. no apologies for releasing isis. no apologies for lying about her e-mails or about benghazi. the only way to learn the full depth of her public trumpgs is to read the 33,000 e-mails that she deleted. and the only way to get justice in this rigged system is to show
up and vote on november 8th and vote big big big. and i will bring your jobs back. so are you ready to vote? and what about your future? is it going to be great? good, or terrible. great. so if you're ready to vote, for honest government and the honest government that you deserve, a trump administration will end the trump and restore integrity to government service. remember, i'm funding my campaign, spending tremendous amounts of money on running for office. raising money for the republican party and the republican national committee, which i think is doing a very good job, but i will tell you more about
that on november 8th. i'll let you know if they do a good job or not. i think they're going to do a great job. no one will be above the law in a trump administration. the state department will work for the country, not for hillary clinton's donors. and i will work for you. ly work for no one else. i will work for you. i will never lie to you. ly never put any other interests before you, and i will never, ever, stop fighting for you. never. the government will work for the people again. that means weare onlygoing to admit individuals into our country who support our values and we're not going to finish
visas where screening controls take place. and without it we cannot continue to have our government run like this. we'll also seek to join in partnership with any nation in a wishes to join us in defeating and destroying isis. at home, taxes will go down, especially for -- look, i mean, it's going down for a lot of people, for business they're going down, businesses are going to flourish, they're going to come pouring back, but taxes will go down especially for middle income americans. and small business rates will be lowered to 15% so we can put millions of new jobs into our
pourist neighborhoods. as i said, obama care will be repealed and replaced. voters, not special interests, will be in charge, finally. we will going to bring our country together again, we have a divided country. it is totally divided. the division will be replaced with a future of total unity. we will love each other. we will have one county. everybody will work together. we are going to do it by emphasizing what we all have in common as americans if is time to break with the failures of the past and to fight for every last child in this county troy have a better future they deserve.
in my administration, every american will be treated equally, protected equally. and honored equally. we will reject bigotry, hatred, and o proegs in all forms and seem a new future built on our common culture and centrals as one american people. this is the change that i'm promising to all of you. an honest government with low taxes. a thriving economy, and a just society for each and every american if is time to vote for a new american future. together we will make america
we wealthy again, proud again, safe again, and we will make america great again. god bless you, thank you. thank you very much, michigan. thank you. donald trump wrapping up his speech there n michigan. i want to bring in my panel. and let's talk about this. let's start at the beginning when we heard that he was speaking to african-american voters. what did you see was his message and was it just african-american voters he was trying to target here? >> i think it was make this election the referendum about hillary clinton. he did make, you're right, a very direct plead, no doubt. but i think we also have to know he is making a plea to voters
more broadly to show himself as tolerant and open to want to court all. they thought maybe he was shunning voters. they showing now that that is maybe just a direct -- to a larger one. >> actions speak louder than words. he also just brought on a campaign chair that is seen as a racist and other ists. and back in georgia, a group of students were lead out of the rally, crying, because the candidate wanted them removed. i think when you look at that, when you look at his actions, you can't just say african-american a bunch of times in a speech and consider that outreach. >> that is highly condescending
that he thinks he is say it a lot during a speech and it will change his luck. he has no chance in getting african-americans to voting for him. >> he said "what the hell do you have to lose". what strikes me is you look, if he went to lancing, he would have perhaps been speaking to a more diverse group. we know from our producers who are there on the ground, this was almost entirely a white crowd and maybe not surprisingly because according to the census, dimondale is a pretty white place. we have seen this recently seen where he is trying to court them more and more. >> it is like jackie said,
actions speak louder than words. >> so it might be coming down to trying to attract voters in the middle of the political spectrum that have been uneasy about his language. >> there also needs to be a policy debate about about going forward. i have no doubt that the clinton campaign is prepared to answer the question. if hoe will try to dig in to some of her base voters, one would imagine the clinton campaign will welcome that fight on a policy prescription because it will get to -- what policies are each proposing that has the attention to attract the -- >> they will have a response and they know exactly what they have to use. they come up with an ad or a press release. >> and he is talking about it at the cost of more groups saying immigrants are taking jobs. talking about excludeing them. so even when he is trying to be inclusive, he is being exclus e
exclusive. >> we're going to go to marsha blackburn. you listen to the speech that he just gave in michigan, and this was something different. there was a lot of new things in this speech, but do i wonder, as he tries to reach african-american voters, why is he in a place that is 93% white? >> i'm not somebody that is involved in making the decisions of what where someone goes, nor do i know where the facilities are that will accommodate the type of crowds they are expecting. i do know that weighs into the decisions, brianna. i thought the speech was wide ranging and spoke to both the angst that a lot of americans have, and also it spoke to what
are the hopes for a lot of americans, getting this country back on the right track, dealing with the national security issues. dressing the jobs and economic security making certain that taxes are lower. opens doors of opportunity for everybody. that is what people in my district are talking about and i got to tell you, i think he hit a lot of those notes today and did it very well. >> what specifically is he proposing that's going to help african-american voters? >> when you're talking about greater opportunity, whether it's through education or through jobs, jobs growth, bringing production back. looking at increasing u.s. jobs, getting that labor force participation rate up. opening those doors of opportunity for people to get
back into the work force. those are going to help everybody. that is what people want to see. it's been so interesting to me this week being out in my district and talking to voters and talking to people who are employers in the district. one of my counties was even having a jobs fair while i was there. they want to be able to see wages go up. they want to open some doors of opportunity. >> can i ask you just because i hear you -- >> bringing some businesses there. >> increasing jobs, all of these thing that is are positive. those are more the results of specific policies. what is he proposing that would lead to that result? what are the specifics? how is he going to get there? not just the destination but what is the path to that that he's proposing? >> let's remember one thing. the federal government does not
create job. the private sector creates jobs. he has spoken specifically to lowering the tax rates, to reducing federal regulation. you go out and talk to somebody who has a manufacturing plant and they will tell you one of the biggest impediments they have are regulations coming out of federal government whether it's the department of labor, the epa, osha, you name it. that is why you're not seeing jobs growth. it is even indeed why some companies are saying if we can't get a handle on some of this and reign in some of these federal agencies, i don't know if i can keep my doors open. you fix that regulation problem and that taxization problem, what are you going to see, job creation. you can take it to the bank. it's a formula that works every single time undisputed. >> i want you to listen to something that donald trump said
as he made this pitch just now. >> i say it again, what do you have to lose? what do you have to lose? you're living in poverty. your schools are no good. you have no jobs. 58% of your youth is unemployed. what the hell do you have to lose? >> okay, you're listening to that. what do you have to lose? that's his line there. is that enough and also what's he going to do in the clinton campaign comes right back with an answer to that? >> well, i think that what he is speaking to there is the failed policies that you have seen with some of our nations large cities. there's been a lot written and talked about in the last year or so about these cities. detroit itself going through bankruptcy. detroit where you're seeing the diminishment of the value of houses in that city. detroit which has lost so many jobs and what he is saying, i
believe, is it may not be the way i would have said it myself, but he's saying, look, the way things have done, the status quo is not working. what you have seen from democrat leadership and democrat elected officials has not served these cities well. >> why not go to detroit? it's not very far from where he is? he could go to detroit and talk about this. you know there are venues big enough. >> i'm not involved. >> should he go to detroit? >> in where a campaign goes. i don't know hold up they are choosing the communities that think go into or the facilities they go into and it would be inappropriate for me to speak to that. i'm not part of that decision making team. >> if you were giving a speech about women's issue, would you speak to a room of men? >> i would prefer to speak to a group of women.
there are times i thought i should be speaking to a room full of men and telling them maybe what i've thought about decisions that they have made and where i think that you would could have done some things a little bit differently. >> congresswoman, thank you so much for being with us here in "the situation room." we do appreciate it. >> sure. good to be with you. thank you. >> good to have you. c a new report claims hillary clinton told the fbi that colin powell suggested she use a private e-mail account. does her excuse stand up to scrutiny. the latest on the apology from ryan lochte. was it sincere other is he still ducking responsibility from his scandal? where we explore. protecting biodiversity. everywhere we work. defeating malaria. improving energy efficiency. developing more clean burning natural gas. my job? my job at exxonmobil? turning algae into biofuels. reducing energy poverty in the developing world.
happening now, a real reboot. donald trump working to stay on message in michigan tonight. we're learning more about this shake up and why trump is expressing regret for some of his past remarks. disaster politics. the republican nominee makes a surprise stop in louisiana and soon after president obama put a visit to the flood zone on his calendar. damage control. hillary clinton takes new steps to tamp down controversy surrounding her family's foundation as a new ruling by a judge could pour more fuel on a fire storm over her e-mails. sorry swimmer. u.s. olympian ryan lochte is apologizing for his behavior at a gas station in rio, but is he telling the full story after police say he and his teammates
lied about being robbed. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. wolf blitzer is off. i'm brianna keilar. you're in "the situation room." we have breaking news tonight. donald trump making a new appeal to african-american voters asking them what the hell do you have to lose by supporting his campaign. trump speaking to a mostly white audience in michigan. the trump team even more shaken up tonight with the resignation of its controversial chairman paul manafort. earlier trump and his running mate, mike pence, took a detour to louisiana and take a jab at president obama for remaining on vacation during the disaster. tonight the white house says the president will visit the flood zone next week. also breaking a federal judge rules that hillary clinton must answer written questions
from a conservative watchdog group about her use of private e-mails. the judge giving clinton 30 days in a move that could fan the controversy. a new apology from ryan lochte. he says he takes responsibility for his role of what happened at a gas station. lochte and three teammates committed acts of vandalism and fr fabricated a story that they were robbed. first i want to we have more on donald trump's remarks in michigan a short time ago. >> donald trump appears to be showing some consistency and staying on message. this is likely a reflection of the influence of his campaign's new leadership in place. and they stated new direction. his campaign manager said one of her main roles would be to sharpen the trump's campaign message in part with these scripted speeches. this is exactly what we saw
trump do tonight in michigan. he largely stayed on script. he didn't touch on any of the controversies of the day and he hammered down on this new line he's revealed trying to reach out beyond his base and court african-american voters even though the audience was largely white. here is what he said moments ago. >> what do you have to lose? you're living in poverty. your schools are no good. you have no jobs. 58% of your youth is unemployed. what the hell do you have to lose? at the end of four years, i guarantee you, that i will get over 95% of the african-american vote. i promise you. >> this is exactly the kind of messagiing strategy the trump campaign is trying to
prioritize. the big question is will the candidate let this stick and stay in place. >> he hasn't been able to before. thank you so much. let's go now to michigan and jessica schneider there for us live. she has more developments on the trump campaign. >> the tone of the trump campaign has turned marketedly disciplined and different over the past 24 hours. donald trump just wrapping up about his 45-minute speech right here in michigan. he used it to rail against hillary clinton and also to talk about his trip to baton rouge today. he used that trip to harken on his line that a lot of people in the united states are facing tough times. >> we're glad you're not playing golf in martha's vine yard. >> somebody is that shouldn't be. >> criticizing the president. it's the worst natural disaster
since super storm sandy. >> the spirit of the people is incredible. the devastation like wise they've never seen anything like it. the spirit of the people is incredible and honestly, obama, ought to get off the golf course and get down there. >> the white house announcing this afternoon president obama will visit baton rouge next week. donald trump appears to be softens his tone after his latest campaign shake up. >> sometimes in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. i have done that. believe it or not, i regret it, particularly where it may have caused personal pain. >> trump never saying i'm sorry, but still asking voters to give him chance to shake up the system. >> what do you have to lose by
trying something new? i will fix it. watch. i will fix it. you have nothing to lose. nothing to lose. >> in hillary clinton's america the system stays rigged against americans. >> reporter: trump's tv ads hit the air today. the campaign spending 4.8 million dollar for ads in ohio, pennsylvania, north carolina and florida. >> donald trump's america is secure. terrorists and dangerous criminals kept out. the border secure. our families safe. >> reporter: clinton's camp on the attack. campaign spokesman tweeting in case you thought for a split second trump was genuine about feeling regret, he's back to demonizing immigrants in his new ad today. trump's sharpened tone comes as a new team takes over and paul manafort resigns. manafort said he was becoming a distraction and wanted to end
it. former right hand man says trump is final taking charge. >> he didn't like the direction the campaign was going. the polling data, he wasn't pleased with that. >> reporter: donald trump has not spoken about the departure of paul mananfort. the clinton campaign says the departure does not end the odd bromance between donald trump and vladmir putin. >> thank you so much. joining us we have trump's senior advisor. he's a former u.s. congressman from georgia. thank you so much for being here. we heard a lot of new things in this address that donald trump gave on teleprompter tonight and one of the main parts of his speech was an appeal to black voters. i want you to listen to the crux of what he said there.
>> what do you have to lose? you're living in poverty. your schools are no good. you have no jobs. 58% of your youth is unemployed. what the hell do you have to lose? at the end of four years, i guarantee you, that i will get over 95% of the african-american vote. i promise you. >> he's polling right now at 2% with african-american voters. is that the right way to attract a voting block that obviously favors hillary clinton much more than him? >> first of all, our internal poll show us doing better than 2% but the reality is he's going there and he's taking it to them. he's giving them a proposal. he's saying, you know what, i'm interested. i went to milwaukee. i'm here tonight. i want to talk to you.
one of the things he said in north carolina that went uncovered, he said i don't want to preside over another generation -- >> i have to stop you because you said he's going there. he's not. he's in diamonddale that's 93% white. when he was in milwaukee, it was part that wasn't dealing -- >> he went -- >> it's almost completely white. >> maybe it would have been nice if he had a backdrop with a burning car -- >> i'm not talking about a burning car. i'm talking about meeting with black voters. >> me met with david clark who is the african-american sheriff of milwaukee. he's engaged with them. his rallies are open to the public. last night we saw a lot of african-americans. i wasn't sure about the crowd content. >> it's white. we checked. >> they're opened to the public. the reality is what he's saying
is i want to talk to you. i want to say this because it hasn't been covered that much. he set up a diversity committee a year ago in the primaries. it's a racial and religious diversity committee and no one else in the republican primary had such a thing. he is real about this. i want to say if he had a bad track record on racial discrimination, we would know about it. there would be court records, employment records. he's sincere in reaching out. if you look at democrat mayor of milwaukee and programs that have kept a group in poverty, he's saying why not change your voting habits and try something different. maybe you can get to a better place. i can say that in terms of the african-american community, they should send a signal to hillary clinton that saying we're
interested. come talk to us. she hasn't been close to milwaukee. i think it would be good for the african-american community and anybody to say we're hope for ideas. competition is -- >> she's gone to black churches. she's spoke to the naacp. >> she hasn't been to -- >> she spoke to the naacp and the national association of black journalists. >> she didn't go to the fraternal order of police. she won't say three words, blue lives matter. >> i think that donald trump is a different candidate. he's a nonbeltway candidate. he's going to different communities. he's saying different things. he is reaching out. again, if i was an african-american leader, i would be tempted to say i want to sit down and listen. the invitation is there. >> you said he doesn't have a record of racial discrimination. we did see something that was -- it's pretty eyebrow raising. you had donald trump security team and i want to show this
video. this was an indian american man from a rally last night and he was removed under the assumption. he's 18 years old. he's a registered republican and a donald trump supporter and he's pretty sure the only reason he was kicked out was was a someone took a look at him and made a decision that he didn't look like a normal donald trump supporter. how does donald trump effectively reach out to minority voters if this young man isn't even welcome in his event? >> we can't litigate that based on film. i don't know what this circumstance is -- >> let me tell you. he wasn't doing anything. his parents are republicans. he's a republican. >> who removed him? was it local security? was it the secret service?
or was it a trump employee? >> why does that matter? >> local security doesn't work for trump. secret service doesn't work for donald trump. i think it matters a lot. the reality is i know donald trump would love to have that young man on the front row cheering. if something like that happened, i can promise you it didn't happen with donald trump or any of the management of the trump team saying get rid of this guy. >> it happens -- >> remember, he has 15,000, 20,000 people at his rallies. there's all sorts of people there. >> there are not many people of color and when there's a chance to have someone who is genuinely interested, they are made to feel unwelcomed. >> i think there were dozens and dozens of people who probably first time trump rally participants who felt welcomed and liked it. could be a bit of let's find this one incident if there were
dozens of dozens of people who said we weren't allowed in there. there seems to be a pattern. i have no idea what the background is. i can tell you donald trump would love to have him on the front row of the rally. if he's there to support trump or just to listen, particularly, as you pointed out, he's wearing a trump shirt. you know, if he wants to call me, i'll be glad to see what i can do to find out the background on this. the reality is, donald trump is reaching out. he's talking about jobs, economy. he's talking about a failed system that brought us milwauk e milwaukee, baltimore, ferguson. it's something the democratic party takes the black vote for granted and never delivered. >> we have many more questions ahead. i don't think the gentleman will talk to you because it sounds like he's about to wear a gary johnson t-shirt by the way he described it to people. we have much more to talk about. we'll be right back.
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we're back now with donald trump senior advisor and also some breaking news. donald trump is appealing for the vote of quote, every single african-american asking what the hell do you have to lose? some very strong words that he put out just a moment ago. there's something else he said last night that also caught the attention of many people because we heard him express regret for sometime saying the wrong thing and for causing people pain. those were his words, but he's also made it a signature of his approach to not really apologize for things.
it was not a full throated apology but also uncharacteristic of donald trump. what do you think he was talking about? >> i think it was sincere. i think you have to take it for face value that he was apologizing for things that he said. >> like blanket apology? >> i think somewhat because reality is it's ridiculous to say he needs to address every single thing every time he bothered something. he went out on a limb and apologized. now it would be nice for hillary clinton to say i apologize for lying for people. >> that would be specific. he wasn't specific. >> perjury is pretty specific. she could say let me start with some of them or the clinton foundation. >> why doesn't he say i apologize to the khans? i apologize for calling some mexicans rapists? >> i think he apologized and i think it was a good positive set. i think last night was probably the most significant speech of the entire campaign season,
including the primaries. it was insere. he talked about jobs. he talked about opportunities. he talked about problems and he talked about the future. we're coming off a really strong week, as you know. we have an agile campaign and made some campaign adjustments. we talked about the economy and jobs and opportunity. he went to milwaukee. he went to louisiana. we're still waiting to see if the president of the united states going to go to louisiana. i think his plane ticket disapydis disappeared on e-mails. >> he's going on tuesday. >> finally. remember all the hell george bush caught. >> it's always a question of should you go, the democratic governor saying he should wait. >> i was on appropriations committee. every fire, flood, disaster comes to the appropriations committee.
governors want elected leaders to come down there because it's moving to see it first hand. the president of the united states to be playing golf while you're having one of the worst floods, it's an insult to them and all americans. >> i'm going to leave it there with you. i will add i talked to democratic former senator earlier and she said come. we need the money. we need the attention. you make a good case there. thank you so much. really appreciate it. just ahead, new details on hillary clinton's interview with the fbi and colin powell's connection to her e-mail controversy and is an apology enough for u.s. swimmer ryan lochte to put an olympic embarrassment behind him? we'll have the latest.
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tonight we got a sample of donald trump's new pitch with his new campaign management. donald trump ramping up his appeal to african-american voters. let's bring in washington post national political reporter abbey phillips. let's listen to what donald trump said. this was a bit of a new pitch and we're going to discuss this. >> what do you have to lose? you're living in poverty. your schools are no good.
you have no jobs. 58% of your youth is unemployed. what the hell do you have to lose? at the end of four years, i guarantee you, that i are get over 95% of the african-american vote. i promise you. >> he says that you're living in poverty. your schools aren't good. what the hell do you have to lose? is that something that is effective for someone who is polling at 2% with african-americans? >> i don't know. i think they have to go back to the drawing board. starting with the assumption that all african-americans fall into that category is not a great place to start. by in large, people, voters across the board whether you're black or white or hispanic want to be spoken to. donald trump is speaking to
white people about black people. if he wants to talk to black people, he may need to start there first. >> tho tho that point he's in dd dale. this is not a diverse community. he could have gone to lansing. >> he is in milwaukee. his crowds are almost all white. you very rarely find people of color and then they are protesters.
>> can we go back to ground breaking election eight years ago and then he got reelected with 93% vote. he's going to exceed that. that's not an exaggeration. that's insane. it's insanity to come with up that number. >> what do you have to lose argument seems to really open a very wide door for the clinton campaign. they are ready to jump in there and tell everybody what they think they have to lose with donald trump. it creates a different problem for him. >> can't you see the ad being made. it's not a voice other than donald trump. they'll put up the what do you have to lose? they'll have a picture of that african-american protester at
one of donald trump's rallies who gets punched in the face by a donald trump supporter. they're going to have donald trump saying i'm going to pay for that guy's legal bills and so on. they're going to pick different things that he's said. isn't that damning. >> that's before they get to the policy proposals that the clinton campaign has been using. >> they're going to go for the visceral. >> i do think there's -- let's take donald trump and hillary clinton out of equation. every four years the democratic party does come under criticism for proposing that they are going to help african-american communities and urban communities and cities get out of quagmire and they are criticized for it. there's a lot of promises that
are made that are not always fulfi fulfilled. there is something to be said that washington makes a lot of promises. i think donald trump is trying to tap into that. >> just the last thing. african-american voters are sensitive to losing ground in terms of political power. that's another reason why this -- what do you have to lose argument is really dangerous for him with black voters. they feel that the democratic party has made space for them politically. the republican party over the last four years and beyond have not. it's going to be a pretty clear. it's going to be pretty clear for many african-americans
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about paul manafort after he resigned from donald trump's campaign. what are you learning? >> there is not going to go away despite manafort stepping down from his role in the trump campaign. we learned there's an ongoing investigation into possibly u.s. ties to alleged corruption surrounding the former pro-russian president of ukraine. the fbi and the justice department have been looking at the work of several u.s. firms, including the firm of paul plan m manafort that was hired. he was ousted in a popular revolt in ukraine in 2014. this is a broad investigation. it's looking into whether u.s. companies or the u.s. financial system were used to aid the alleged corruption by the party. manafort resigned today. he's not been the focus of this ongoing probe according to law enforcement officials we've been talking to but it is still on ongoing investigation and
prosecutors haven't ruled anything out. >> the probe is looking into the company run by the rather colorful brother of hillary clinton's campaign chair. >> it appears the ukraine party was hiring bipartisan group of firms here in washington. the investigators are looking at all of these u.s. companies that were linked to the former ukranian government. that includes the lobby and public relations firm that's run by tony pedesta. the anti-corruption investigators in ukraine have long said that members of the political party ran a corrupt regime. i should mention that we reached out to an attorney and they did not respond to a request from
comment. we did hear from the pedesta group that said they hired a law firm to examine this relationship that it had with a not for profit organization that's linked to the regime. the pedesta group said it was assured at the time it was hired that its work was not on behalf of a foreign government or political party and says it will take whatever measures are necessary at the end of this internal review. >> is one lawyer who represents them or separate lawyers? >> it's one lawyer who is representing both in this investigation. >> all right. thank you so much. now, to the breaking news on hillary clinton. a federal judge ruling tonight on a conservative watchdog group's request to get answers from clinton about her private e-mails. let's bring in our senior washington correspondent, joe johns. this is something that will not be very welcome to the clinton camp. that's true. another development keeping the e-mail story alive but a small
victory for hillary clinton. a federal judge in washington ruling she must respond to questions in writing and freedom of information lawsuit over her e-mail server. lawyers for the conservative group, judicial watch had asked for permission to interview her underko und under oath. the campaign saying it's happy. they describe the case as another lawsuit intended to hurt the nominee's campaign. >> former president bill clinton trying to avoid the appearance of conflict announcing he will resign from the board if his wife, the former secretary of state, wins in november. he's already stopped giving paid speeches and a spokesman said he will keep it that way if she's elected. the foundation announcing it will no longer accept corporate or foreign donations. the clintons have amassed $155 million combined from paid
speeches since leaving the white house in 2001. >> the book documents how bill and hillary used the statement department to enrich their family and america's and at america's expense. she gets rich making you poor. >> reporter: the foundation has come under scrutiny for close contact with the state department while hillary clinton was secretary. >> has hillary clinton apologized for turning the state department into a pay for play operation where favors are sold to the highest bidder which is exactly what's happening. >> reporter: the clinton campaign flatly denies any pay to play allegations. in fact, the candidate has defended the foundations work. >> we have so much that we're proud of and i will put that up against any of the innuendo and accusations coming from donald trump because the work that's been done has garnered accolades
and appreciation from the world. >> reporter: republicans jumped on the new announcement. the rnc said if everybody was above board while hillary clinton ran the state department as the clinton's have said, why change a thing. clinton trying to steal donald trump's spotlight as he visited the flood ravaged ree jogions i louisiana. clinton taking to facebook to plead. writing my heartbreaks for louisiana and the relief effort can't afford any distractions. all this as new details are merging on mrs. clinton controversial e-mail server. the new york times reporting that she told the fbi it was colin powell who advised her to use personal e-mail. the times cites an excerpt about bill clinton saying at a 2009 dinner party hosted by former secretary of state powell recommended clinton use her own
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u.s. olympic swimmer ryan lochte is apologizing for his behavior during a night out in rio that turned into an international incident. he still doesn't seem to be backing away from his claim that he and his teammates were robbed. an allege that brazilian police have called a lie. cnn international >> reporter: brianna, after four or five days of this rather vulgar mess, frankly, there are facts that everyone agrees upon. yes, they did urinate behind the building of the gas station and yes they did tear off a post irand the conversation of handing over money because of the earlier damage that is unclear, mr. lochte still claims he was traumatized and
threatened and the brazilian police says the whole thing has been amicable and what a thing for team usa. >> gold medalist ryan lochte took to instagram saying he apologizes, quote, for my behavior for not being more careful and candid of how i described the events that early morning and taking the focus away for the many athletes, unquote, fulfilling their olympic teams. lockty and three of his teammates stopped at the rio gas station early sunday and surveillance video, at least one of them vandalized the station, urinating outside and damaging property. the men then get into their taxi and are confronted by security officers off-camera, money reportedly changed hands. lochte had publicly described the encounter as an armed robbery. >> they pulled us over. they pulled out their guns. they told the other swimmers to get down on the ground and then the guy pulled out his gun and
he cocked it, put it to my forehead and said get down. >> reporter: the police say the american swimmers reached an agreement with the armed guards to pay for damages while the gold medalist has now apologized he stopped short of entirely changing his story, quote, it's traumatic to be out late with your friends in a foreign country with a language barrier, he posted, and have a stranger point a gun at you and demand money to let you leave. >> we accept his apology in the olympic committee chiming in, as well. >> it's clear that the brazilian population felt humiliated. >> lochte has been back in the u.s. and his teammates bore the brunt in brazilian. rio's mayor says he feels pity and contempt for all of them. james feigen was not allowed to leave brazil until he paid nearly $11,000 to a national sports charity. civil police say feigen and his lawyer agreed to the donation during a court appearance.
jack conger and gunnar bentz returned to the u.s. just this morning. the two were pulled off their original flight by brazilian authorities wednesday. they were given their passports back only after giving statements to police. all this as the u.s. olympic committee tries to clean up the mess left behind. in a statement, the behavior of these athletes is not acceptable nor does it represent the values of team usa. the usoc also stopped short of saying its athletes lied. their security guards, quote, displayed their weapons and ordered the athletes from their vehicle and demanded a monetary payment, the statement reads. the question now is what comes next? major sponsors including speedo and ralph lauren say they're following the developments closely. >> reporter: there is a silver lining to these mad, vulgar days. feigen, the swimmer who returned home soon has to give $11,000 to a charity funding a judo school for these games that led to a
phenomenal brazilian gold medalist and we'll see more success for brazil whose image has been heavily damaged by this strange story. >> nick paton walsh in rio de janeiro, thank you very much. let's dig deeper with laura cotes and we have sports analyst and usa today columnist christine brennan whoi want to start with because you said earlier that you think ryan lochte will certainly be suspended. what are you hearing? >> yes, brianna. my reporting which includes several sources and also just having covered the olympics and knowing what u.s. swimming and usoc are going to do, i believe that ryan lochte will eventually be suspended. we don't have a timetable yet on when that will happen. sources have told me u.s. olympic committee is going to look at this. the usa swimming will look at it. it could well be that they work together in suspending not only ryan lochte, blu the other three
swimmers and it could be that they work separately and whatever happens in terms of a length of time is added together, but there is no doubt in my mind from covering the olympics since 1984 that this will happen. it has not happened yet. obviously, these people have to start talking and they have to get them back to the united states and look at the situation. the usoc is not happy, brianna. usa swimming is not happy, and i am very confident that there will be suspensions at some point and hopefully we'll be able to break that story relatively soon, but i would -- i would guess it would be within the next week or so that we'll be hearing what the number is, how long it will be and whether it will be another piece of the puzzle and lifetime ban has been discussed for ryan lochte, absolutely it has been discussed. in initial conversations and one of my sources told me that he needed to apologize to make sure that didn't happen and sure enough, of course, he's apologized today. >> so he did apologize. he said he acknowledged that he
should have been more responsible, that was the quote that he used, but he doesn't take back allegations about being robbed. so he's kind of sticking to his story, right? >> he is. that has a lawyer's hand all over it and what he doesn't do is accept responsibility and have accountability in it and the it has as many caveats and explanations as well as the story has holes. the issue it does is deflect. not whether or not there is semantic argument and whether or not he was robbed and it was about what you told the police and you gave a false statement to police officers that allowed them and forced them to divert resources and attention away from other security concerns, and yet and still you failed to take responsibility and you named sponsors before the people of rio as an apology person. >> there is a -- there was the gun cocked and held to my head, he said. no mention of the fact that there appeared to be some vandalism and it seems like a
very different story when you're talking about a security guard who had a gun who was dealing with unruly guys who were urinating and trashing the side of a gas station. >> exactly. he painted the story and gave the snippet that made him look great and he forgot everything else that actually happened and the most damaging part of this is the other two swimmers who gave statements to the police saying that, look, this wasn't totally truthful and that's very damaging not only to the swimming team, but also ryan lochte personally. >> laura cotes, christine brennan in rio, thank you very much to both of you. we are also following ominous developments that have the potential to drive u.s. and russian military jets into direct confrontation. barbara starr reports on this. >> this video is said to show kurdish fighters in a running gun battle with syrian regime forces in the northern syrian city of hasaka. syrian fighter jets also bombing
the area, alarming the pentagon which secretly then ordered the hasty withdrawal of nearby american special operations forces. >> we've got aircraft flying in those areas. we've got forces on the ground including u.s. special operations forces and certainly may well be u.s. intelligence folks on the ground. so this increases the possibility of direct conflict. >> the building smoldering from the air strikes. hasaka is normally relatively calm and largely under kurdish control. u.s. forces are training kurds and arabs to fight isis. until now the syrian regime had steered clear of where the americans operate. the pentagon is furious with damascus and moscow. when the syrian attack came, the u.s. military scrambled, trying to contact the syrian aircraft, was there no answer. warning the russians and the syrians, the u.s. will take whatever action is necessary to
defend u.s. forces, and sending more u.s. aircraft into the area to patrol the skies. there is now the real possibility of the u.s. and syria squaring off in the air. a senior u.s. military official telling cnn if the syrians try this again, they are at great risk of losing an aircraft. dozens of additional u.s. special operations forces are still in other areas of northern syria. to protect them, the tough u.s. line will continue. >> if u.s. ends up leaving because things get hot, what is meant, is that they were coerced to pull back by a combination, one should suspect iranian efforts. >> the russians are stepping up their action. these cruise missiles were al qaeda targets and five-year-old
oman daqneesh wounded by air strikes in aleppo, now recovering, another tiny victim of yet another bombing. >> tonight, brianna, cnn has learned that two u.s. fighter jets a short time ago swooped in within one mile of two syrian warplanes that were again, flying over hasaka this area of northern syria. look for tensions to stay high. look for the u.s. to keep beefed-up air patrols in that region to try to keep the syrians back. brianna? >> barbara, thank you for that report. i am brianna keilar. thank you so much for watching. erin burnett "out front" anchored by poppy harlow starts right now.
out front next. breaking news, donald trump making an all-out appeal to african-american voters in michigan. just moments ago as another major campaign shake-up rocks his staff. also, ryan lochte with what some are calling a half-hearted apology. tonight, we're learning the punishment he will face and breaking news, a judge forcing hillary clinton to answer more questions about her e-mails. let's go "out front." ♪ ♪ good evening, everyone. i'm poppy harlow in tonight for erin burnett. "out front" tonight, donald trump courting african-american voters at a rally that ended in michigan. this on a day when we saw another seismic shift at the top of trump's staff. paul manafort out. the new leadership clearly evident tonight in trump's speech making a major push for black voters. >> what do you have to lose?