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as outwest. i'm brianna keilar. thank you so much for watching. "out front with erin burnett" starts now. out front, breaking news, donald trump promising to build that wall. as a source tells cnn he could be delaying his immigration speech that was supposed to be this week. >> plus trump's new outreach to black voters. is it working or is he wasting his time? shocking new details about a toddler killed by an alligator at disney world. were warnings ignored? let's go "out front." good evening, i'm pamela brown in for erin burnett. out front tonight, breaking news, donald trump rallying in akron, ohio, a crucial swing
state and must win for trump. break tonight, cnn is learning that trump is delaying a major immigration speech scheduled for thursday. a campaign source says he is fine-tuning the language and it has been postponed to possibly next week. an indication he may be shifting on one of his most significant policies since he started his campaign. trump moments ago, not backing down on the cornerstone of his campaign. >> another major part of our agenda is immigration security. we need to protect american jobs. we need to protect american safety. we're going to build a wall, folks. we're going to build a wall.
don't worry. we're going to build the wall. that wall will go up so fast, your head will spin. and you'll say he meant it. do you know what else i mean? mexico is going to pay for the wall. low-income workers are hurt the most by my opponent's policies. poor hispanic and african-american citizens are the first to lose a job or to see a pay cut when we don't control our borders. so true. >> we begin in ohio tonight where trump is narrowly trailing clinton as you see right here. at that rally in akron, what is trump saying? >> reporter: he came out, hammering hillary clinton.
as you see, he continues on behind me, calling for a special prosecutor to look into how she used her e-mails, saying that they're pay to play scandals there that have still been undiscovered. he has been talking about immigration tonight and there's no sign, at least on the stump that he's watering down the tone. he called for building a wall and once again repeated that line about extreme vetting for immigrants coming into the country. that's coming as some of donald trump's senior advisers are sending a signal there might be some moderation coming. >> tonight, donald trump's immigration plan, a cornerstone of his campaign, is coming into question. >> we're going to build a wall. don't worry. we're going to build a wall. we're going to build a wall. >> reporter: trump insisting he's not backing away from his proposed immigration overhaul, including restrictions on new visas, building a wall and forcibly deporting millions of undocumented immigrants. >> no, i'm not flip flopping.
we want to come up with a fair, firm answer. it has to be very firm. >> reporter: it came after his new newly appoint ed -- >> will that plan include deportation force, the kind you just heard in that sound bite and that he talked about during the republican primaries? >> to be determined. >> reporter: the mixed messages about the potential pivot come as trump made an attempt to soften his tone. meeting with his hispanic advisory council this weekend and vaguely apologizing for previous insults. >> 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. >> donald trump is not an
experienced politician who carefully selects his words. he speaks right from his heart, right from his mind. >> reporter: trump's new campaign manager insists the candidate is dialed in and focused on the fight against hillary clinton not on attacking others. >> well, he doesn't -- if he's challenging the democratic party, challenging hillary clinton and president obama's legacy. >> reporter: but that lasted less than a day. trump spent the morning tearing in to two cable tv hosts, that joe scarborough and mika brzezinski are clowns and calling brzezinski not very bright and a mess. it's telling, pam, as he took the stump in akron, ohio, he opened with a message about the
economy, jobs and slamming trade deals. that's the kind of message the campaign believes could win them over independent voters in battleground states like ohio. >> thank you so much for that. jeff zellany is out front in washington. is the clinton campaign worried? >> they certainly are watching the whole allegations and questions about e-mails closely. that's what he was referring to, pamela, special prosecutor in this long-running e-mail investigation. but the reality of this, as you all know, from covering the justice department, calling for a special prosecutor is controversial among republicans. not many republicans are supportive of a special prosecutor because they believe, a, there's not much time left in this administration but the reality here is this is another example of donald trump potentially getting off track here. you know, he is calling out the
whole e-mail situation, calling out this investigation but the question is, you know, is he a credible spokesman on this? it fires up his base. you needs to get people in the middle. the whole focus is to try to turn away from immigration, flailing away on immigration. the clinton campaign is watching this carefully. they want to lock his immigration position in stone and john podesta, chairman of the clinton campaign put out this statement not long ago. let's take a look at this. their plans on trump on immigration. donald trump's immigration plan remains the same as it has always been. tear apart families and deport 16 million people from the united states. one need look no further for confirmation than trump's own words here. the campaign may try to pivot on immigration. unlikely they'll be able to, at least in the eyes of the clinton campaign. getting back to our first topic,
e-mail investigation, will be drip, drip, drip, until election day for clinton. >> the clinton camp does not want this to happen. thank you so much. >> trump supporter, former hillary clinton campaign manager and cnn's political director. david, i want to go to you first in light of what we were just talking about with jeff's breaking news. trump's fresh calls for the justice department to name a special prosecutor to investigate hillary clinton and the clinton foundation. these are some of his strongest comments yet, it seems. >> this is exactly the kind of street fight, taking it to hillary clinton every day that we were talking about, pam, last week, when he shook up his campaign staff and brought in steve banon, former head of breitbart coming in. this is exactly the kind of energy we suspected banon might bring. the postponement of the
immigration policy rollout that folks inside the trump campaign had said would be coming thursday. because this now is a battle on both sides, to make the selection of referendum on their opponent. and because of the stories that were coming out on the clinton foundation and continued e-mail controversies, the trump campaign and donald trump clearly seized on this and said, hey, we can make this week about hillary clinton. let this week be a referendum on her instead of me. that's why i think you saw upping the ante with a call for a special prosecutor. >> what's your reaction to that, patty, this new call? >> david is probably right, bringing in steve banon and roger ailes and roger stone. they do want to make it a street fight. hillary can discredit much of this because it is fox, it is
breitbart. the clinton foundation does a lot of good work. it saves lives. shutting it down is not possible without really putting lives at risk. i just don't think that is a reasonable request by anyone at this point. president clinton has said that it's going to sort of go backwards and stop taking monies and he's going to stop giving speeches. that takes a while to sort of scale back, and that's what i think. >> right. we're going to talk more about the e-mail controversy and all this information later in the show but as you pointed out, this is a strategy for trump to focus on. we're getting indications, jose, that he may be changing his tune a bit to the idea of deporting millions of undocumented immigrants. that has really been one of
trump's most consistent and significant policies since he started his campaign 14 months ago. jose, what do you think about this? >> i met with him last saturday. we've not seen any shift in policy. he has been very consistent that whatever we do has to be fair to everyone. not only to the 11 million undocumented people here in the country but to those who stood in line for five, ten years, to get in legally. for those who live on a border that is reckless, that impacts all the sovereign states and for everyone included. it has to be fair. it has to be tough. it has to be according to the law. and he's sticking to that. he hasn't changed his tune on that. >> is he still going to deport the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the united states? is that what you talk away from the meeting you had with him? >> there's 150,000 undocumented people in this country who have criminal records who never would have qualified to get into this
country in the first place. those people have to go. >> to be clear -- hold on, jose. to be clear, because we have to keep it honest here. he has made clear throughout that he wants to deport the 11 million undocumented immigrants, including families. he hasn't just said criminals. he has said rounding up families. >> no. >> well let's -- >> that's not true. >> let's listen to it in his own words. can we play the clip from donald trump in his own words about his deportation policy? >> we're going to keep the families together. we have to keep the families together. >> but you're going to keep them together out. >> they have to go. you're going to have a deportation force, do it humanely. >> you're rounding them up. >> in a very humane way, nice way. they're happy because they want to be legalized. and i'm sure these are very, very fine people. they're going to go and we're going to create a path where we can get them into this country legally. >> so he didn't say anything
there, jose, that he was just focusing on criminals. he made it clear this was the 11 million undocumented immigrants. >> yeah, but -- >> go ahead. >> the clip is very clear. he wants to keep families together. he wants them to be in this country. he wants them to be here legally. so, what's inconsistent about that? >> someone very involved in the hispanic community, obviously you're a hillary clinton supporter but what is your take? >> two points. one, someone on the trump campaign fiebl finally woke up and realized they are going to lose unless they start to peel off some of the coalition voters that hillary clinton has put together, peel off african-american voters, women voters and hispanic voters. two, over the past 14 months -- and you've shown some of the clips. we have seen what's in donald trump's heart in terms of immigrants and immigration policy. he started his campaign saying that mexicans are rapists and
criminals. he has criticized a judge by saying that he's incapable of diagnosis his job simply because of his mexican heritage. >> wait a minute. so wait a minute -- >> no, let me finish. >> are you saying -- >> he has basically said he wants to mass deport 11 million people and he has suggested that the model under the eisenhower administration, the wetback operation, was a good model. he has insulted and demonized hispanics for the last 14 months. for him to try to turn it around now is insulting. hispanic voters are not stupid. >> quickly, jose. then i want to give david final thought. >> what you understood from trump was that he said 35 million mexicans living in this country are rapists and criminals? is that what you take from that? >> the day he said those words, he got such enormous backlash. remember? he lost the macy's deal,
partnership with univision for miss america pageant. he had every opportunity to take those words back and he didn't. >> and he d he says clearly -- >> immigration became even more of a senatorpiece of his campaign and david chalean, what's interesting here, look at the exit polls. the majority of the republican voters actually back offering legal status to undocumented immigrants. do you think this a general election pivot he needs to woo those voters? >> we've seen primary after primary, pamela, exactly what you're describing. plurality or majority of republicans said they preferred legal status over mass deport aegs. not a majority of donald trump supporters. donald trump supporters are very much on the deportation side. i think it's not just about outreach and trying to take a slice of the his ppanic vote aw from hillary clinton. i think it is also about upping his support among republicans,
getting to a place where a broader swath of the republican party feels they can support him going forward. zblie appreciate you all coming on, sharing your perspectives. donald trump calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the clinton foundation. remember this story? the alligator attack that killed a 2-year-old boy at disney world, new details about how a father desperately tried to save his son. also, donald trump's problem with black voters. >> what the hell do you have to lose? ...clear for take off.
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swing state. live pictures out of ohio. trump just wrapped up a rally in akron. >> i want every parent and child in this society, including so importantly every african-american and hispanic citizen to be able to live in a safe, thriving and prosperous community. it's time. this is the new american future that we're working all together to create. >> so the big question, will they respond to trump's message? tom foreman is out front. >> wow! >> reporter: facing the weakest african-american support of any presidential contender in years, donald trump is making a bold play for them. >> what the hell do you have to
lose? it's time to get our country back to work, and that includes an all-out effort to help young african-americans get the good-paying jobs that they deserve. >> reporter: getting more of the black vote seems essential, even though that vote traditionally skews heavily democratic. george bush scored just 11% of african-american votes and won. john mccain lost with 4%. so did mitt romney with 6% and trump right now is far behind both of them. polls suggest this is a measure of his clumsy attempts to woo minorities so far. >> look at my african-american over here. look at him. >> black protester being sucker punched by a white supporter. former clansman support was muddled. >> i don't know anything about david duke. >> i disavow david duke.
>> but trump also has history. in 1989 a white jogger was attacked, raped and nearly killed in central park. five young men of color were picked up and trump bought newspaper ads calling for a return of the death penalty. >> you better believe that i hate the people that took this girl and raped her brutally. >> reporter: evidence eventually proved they did not do it. even now some black voters recall trump's rush to judgment. however, some factors may be in trump's favor. under barack obama, african-americans, taken as a whole, have not done particularly well. their unemployment rate is way above average, more than a quarter live in poverty and racial tension has risen. all of that, indeed, could make democratic candidates vulnerable. >> bigotry of hillary clinton which pand rechlt is. to and talks down to communities
of color and sees them only as votes, not as individual human beings worthy of a better future. >> still the polls and the election results tell us that many african-americans have grown up in families where they've never really seriously considered voting for a republican for president. it's hard to imagine a lot of them will suddenly make that leap for this particular nominee. pam? >> thank you, tom foreman. out front right now, coalition of donald trump, former director of black routreach for george w. bush. and hillary clinton supporters basil snikel. on the heels of what we just heard from tom's report, look at the latest poll out from nbc and wall street journal soing that donald trump only gets 1% of the african-american vote compared
to hillary clinton. to put this in perspective, john mccain and mitt romney both did better than that against barack obama. is trump wasting his time with his pitch to african-american voters? >> it's never a waste of time to talk to all groups of people, especially the black community. what's inaccurate is we're looking at 1% today as opposed to the 6% that romney received and 11% that george w. bush received after the election. we have a lot of time to go until the end of this election. when you have 1%, you can only go up. >> i will tell you, his outreach to me was con descending. what was worse than that was the hu hubrous that he promoted. whatever outreach, whatever language he has used as outreach sounds to me like what he says among his friends at cocktail
parties. i was 17 years old in 1989. i remember the racial tensions around the central park five case and how he inflamed that. $100,000 in newspaper ads, calling for the deaths -- bringing back the death penalty in light of these five young men. i was 17 years old. that was particularly felt by me. so, to me, when he gets up there and he starts using and quoting -- >> facts. >> sort of every negative statistic. >> facts. >> the only statistics -- >> statistics don't lie. >> the only statistics that donald trump knows are welfare statistics about the black community. >> he wants to make us better. >> he knows nothing about communities of color. when will he come to my community? when will he come to my neighborhood? >> annual median for african-american households is $35,000 compared to $54,000 for everyone else. you heard in tom's report more
than a quarter african-americans live in poverty. is there concern, sally, with this pitch he's making that perhaps it will be appealing to some african-american voters? >> it may be the only thing that donald trump achieves, the media, country around kitchen tables to talk about racial inequality, jobs in the economy, that is a positive. by the way, statistics are not what donald trump has been reporting. they are better than he has been reportin reporting. >> you're wrong. >> he said 58%. >> he said 26% poverty. >> reporter: can i make two points? one, african-american unemployment has been cut by half under president obama. let's put credit where credit is due, number one. number two, we're missing the forest for the trees here. people are scratching their heads, why did donald trump make this pledge, this plea for african-american voters, excuse me, in front of white people? i'm sorry, forest.
let me finish my thought. because he wants white people to not feel badly -- he wants white people to not feel badly for voting for a repeatedly racially divisive, harsh, aggressive, hate mongering politician. >> thank you for your talking piece. >> i'm wondering why now, it seems all of a sudden he is making this pitch to after rake n american voters. >> pitch to all voters. >> he has been specific to african-american voters. >> of course he's going to -- >> this is a new side to him. >> republican candidate talking about the blight of inner cities. >> he's not talking about the blight of inner cities. >> he's talking about the despair, 26% of african-americans living in poverty and talking about how to fix that. the democrats have failed.
>> why didn't he -- >> democrats have not failed. >> why didn't he seem to care about these issues as much before? he didn't go to the naacp convention in july that past presidents have been to. >> or the urban league of black journalists. >> why now does it seem he's coming out and cares about -- >> i think it's inaccurate to say he doesn't care. look, let's be truthful. the past campaign manager said he was not going to do coalition type work. he was let go. manaforte came in, made a decision to do more. they hired coalitions people and saw an increase in the amount of things that donald trump is doing. with the new campaign manager you've seen an uptick. past presidents have not gone to naacp and things of that nature. what matters is that he's talking to issues in our
community. >> i would rather that he say -- >> you all -- good news is, you're all coming back after this break. i knew this would be lively. we wanted to keep you around for that reason. up next, breaking news, donald trump issuing this new call for a special prosecutor to investigate the clinton foundation, the foundation he calls the most corrupt in political history. horrific death of a 2-year-old little boy killed by an alligator in disney. is that gator still in the water? calling all go-getters.
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arm of the white house. >> the clipten campaign is also on the attack. >> reporter: tonight hillary clinton on the offensive, launching a new tv ad slamming donald trump on national security. >> because all it takes is one wrong move. >> i bomb the [ bleep ] out of them. >> reminiscent of the ad of 1964. >> five, four, three, two, one. zer zero. >> reporter: but clinton's camp playing defense as well, fighting an onslaught of accusations. >> it's time for hillary clinton to come clean about the clinton foundatio foundation. >> then there was all the money funneled into the clinton
foundation by foreign governments. it was pay for play. using her status at the state department to give special access to the top donors of the clinton foundation. her husband, bill clinton, announced steps to break from the foundation, should hillary become president saying, while i will continue to support the work of the foundation, i will step down from the board and will no longer raise funds for it. but not before election day. >> it takes time, when you're in a number of countries around the world, to retool, refocus the mission and adapt. >> number one, they should shut it down. number two, they should give the money back to a lot of countries that we shouldn't be taking and they shouldn't be taking money from, countries that nunsed her total -- influenced her totally and also countries that discriminate against women and gays and everybody else. >> reporter: state department predecessor, colin powell, over the use of her private e-mail account. >> thank you so much for
everything, colin. >> reporter: reported claims it was powell who suggested clinton use her private e-mail while secretary. powell refutes that, telling "people" magazine, her people have been trying to pin it on me. she was using private e-mail for a year before i sent her a memo telling her what i did. today, more clinton e-mails are coming under scrutiny. as a federal judge orders the state department to come up with a plan to release almost 15,000 documents before election day. republicans see clinton's e-mail practice as an issue winnable for them. damaging for clinton and sustainable to the weeks up to the election. subpoenas of three tech companies involved in setting up and maintaining clinton's unusual home server setup. the clinton campaign remains focused on fund-raising with $20 million more cash on hand than trump and a staggering $80 million ad campaign in eight key states.
pam? >> suzanne malveaux, thank you so much. i want to bring back my fiery panel to us. we have a lot more to discuss on the heels of the last block. i want to go to you first, sally, to talk about the notion of a special prosecutor that donald trump just proposed at his rally in ohio. he is accusing her of pay for play while she was secretary of state. >> they've been crowing for weeks about what james comey found. it was damning for hillary clinton but not so damning enough that they want a special prosecutor. hillary and bill clinton do not draw a salary from the clinton foundation. they use their donations to support people around the world to get affordable anti-retro viral drugs for aids vaccines. that's the work that it does. that's what they're taking these donations for unlike, for
instance, donald trump, who has taken donations from the state-owned bank of china and russian banks, russian investors. >> there's no proof. there's no -- >> excuse me. this is getting recorded. not to do -- you'll get your turn. he has taken money from foreign banks, russia, chinese-owned banks in order to not do good work in the world but to line his own pockets. if we're going to talk about this. excuse me, i'm not finished. excuse me. i'm going to finish. bank of china is a china-owned bank. >> bank of russia. >> i can't remember the name of the zblank don't go out here and lie to the american people. >> you laughed when sally brought up the notion that the clintons don't take a salary from the clinton foundation. why were you laughing? >> a big chunk of the foundation goes to overhead, lifestyle, transportation. >> lifestyle? >> lifestyle? >> foundation that competes
their whole life, whole business, whatever they want to do, based on the money in the foundation. >> to do good work. >> do you think a lebanese billionaire will give them that because he wants to do good? a convicted money launderror. >> i have traveled with the clinton foundation and seen firsthand the work they do with young people, babies with respect to aids and hiv drugs. they're doing tremendous work. >> so they should allow a special prosecutor if it's okay. just say yes. >> it's done with e-mails. >> move to the foundation. >> let me ask you one more question. we bring up e-mails. we're losing time here. this is a problem for the clinton campaign that now we find out up until the election, we could be getting these drips and drabs of e-mails that the fbi discovered through the course of the investigation. how concerning is this to the
clinton camp? >> look, of course it's concerning, frustrating, distracting. all of those things. the simple fact remains she said it was a mistake. she apologized. she didn't need a teleprompter or weeks to do it. she did it immediately. and she was not found -- >> she did not apologize right away. it took her several months to apologize. >> this selective clinton derangement syndrome driven outrage never concerned about money in politics. >> she has taken bribes as secretary of state. >> no, no, no. absolutely not. [ aindistinct arguing ] >> at the end of the day had my mama done half the things that hillary clinton has done or accused of doing, she would be in jail. no need for a special prosecutor. that's why the e-mail situation is so problematic for them. it is drip, drip, drip,
reinforcing this narrative that she can't be trusted, she has something to hide and the rules don't apply to the clintons. american people will go to the voting booth and say i can't trust her. i'll vote for trump. >> thank you so much. >> drip, drip, drip. out front up next, chilling new information about that toddler killed by an alligator at disney world. were warnings ignored? long before he became a presidential candidate, donald trump played the stock market. >> money is a score card. money is a score card as far as i'm concerned. believe me, money is not the most important thing but it's a way of keeping score.
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moments ago, donald trump wrapped up a rally in the key battleground state of ohio as cnn investigation discovers once upon a time trump engaged in a controversial but legal process that netted him millions but may have cost thousands their jobs. phil mattingly is out front. >> reporter: in the high-flying '80s, corporate raiders got the
big headlines and even bigger paydays. donald trump wanted in on the actio action. >> money is a score card as far as i'm concerned. believe me, money is not the most important thing, but it's a way of keeping score. >> reporter: something trump rarely discusses on the campaign trail, four years where he played the stock market and mostly won, big, to the tune of more than $200 million. but a cnn investigation, comprised of hundreds of pages of never-before-released depositions, swls more than a dozen interviews opens a window with a playbook with striking parallels to his campaign, strong arm tactics, media leaks and public statements that often ran con taer to the truth. >> if i have to attack whatever method is necessary, i will. i will. >> reporter: the review also discovered repeated allegations
of trump's use of one particularly volatile, yet completely legal tactic. green mailing, the practice of buying a large stake in a vulnerable company for the sole purpose of forcing its management to buy the stock back to avoid a takeover at a premium. bali and holiday corp, trump used his unique position as holder of a casino license, allowing him to target competitors in new jersey and make million as their management scrambled to stave off a takeover attempt. new jersey casino commissioner at the time -- trump in an unsolicited moment during testimony in front of the commission took pains to remind the commissioners green mail is, quote, a totally legal practice, however it's something the name,
green mailer, is not a very pretty word. according to transcripts obtained by cnn. tell-all account by former executive john owe donald paints a different picture. owe donald recounts trump behind closed doors was making it very clear what he was doing. bashing bali executives acidiots who caved in. in addition to making money, trump had another motivation. and really enjoyed doing it, because it put a real scare into them, trump said. with bali and holiday, he never went so far to make a tinder offer, leaving critic believe he attacked to juice the stock and pak a profit. a democrat who supports hillary clinton served alongside reed on the new jersey casino commission and raise major concern about whether trump's green mailing practice made him unfit to keep his state gaming license.
>> in those days green mail was the term when you bought stock and kind of held it up. that was his purpose, i think. we did not regard it as conduct sufficient or level to say you're no longer qualified but took it seriously. we didn't like it. we hoped by doing that, we put a stop to that kind of business. >> reporter: trump kept his casino license. the companies themselves never recovered. holiday corp's management, bogged down by the debt, thousands lost their jobs. bally was also left wounded and similarly meyered in debt. as for trump, despite the millions in profits, it wasn't all positive. his efforts sparked a justice department investigation in the 1980s, alleging that trump concocted a scheme. something done specifically to hide his intentions from bally
and holiday. trump settled the resulting federal lawsuit $750,000. he did not admit any wrongdoing. in a separate civil lawsuit brought by bally shareholders, trump agreed to pay them $2.25 million in his role for artificially inflating the company stock. for trump one thing remains clear, there are no apologies for his tactics. >> i love battles. i'm not controversial to be controversial. i get into a lot of battles and that's part of winning. >> reporter: how is the trump campaign responding to your reporting? >> we reached out to them multiple times and they declined repeated requests to make anyone available, to walk me through his investing strategy. trump has made clear throughout his campaign he's not going to apologize for the tactics he used as a businessman. i talked to two former trump
executives who told cnn he went into these deals with the idea that he couldn't lose. on the unlikely chance that takeovers happen, he would be at an advantage and as happened he would make millions. stunning new details about an alligator that killed a 2-year-old boy at disney world. father's desperate attempt to save his son.
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tonight new details about a garret that killed a 2-year-old boy at a disney resort. two people told disney staff they saw an alligator in the water right before the attack. it is stunning, jean, to think there were warnings of an alligator being in the water, sightings and yet nothing happened. >> quite a few warnings. this is the case summary. this is the first time we've seen definitive facts from an investigation. first of all, 45 minutes before the attack happened, what they now say is that a mother and her children were there, on the beach and that the oldest daughter saw an alligator five feet from the shore line. she went to tell the audio/visual creative director. they were going to show a movie on the beach. so lots of people were there. they went into the store. when they come back to the
beach, the incident had already happened. two people in their rooms about an hour and a half before this happened looked over their balconies and see an alligator in the water close to shore. one of them went to an employee -- we don't know who -- at the hotel saying i see a gator right there in the water. and, pamela, the actual facts we're learning of what happened are unbelievable. this little boy, 2 years old, was building a sandcastle. he had his bucket and he took his bucket to the water to get -- so he could continue to build. and that's when the gator came, grabbed him by his head. his father was right there. his father jumped into the water, tried to pry the head open of the gator. the gator tlashd around, carried the little boy with him. cause of death cranial cervical trauma. one tooth in the top of his head, the other tooth in the center of his neck. two female gators, they think,
are responsible. their stomachs were empty and the boy was found two hours later in the water. >> what about the family? do they plan on taking legal action? >> they have said they're not going to sue at all. but there are reports that people were feeding the gators in that area. >> oh, gosh. it's just heartbreaking to learn about these new details. jean casarez, thank you very much. we'll be right back. tire 8th gr. get back to great. sixteen gig lexar flash drives just three ninety-nine. office depot officemax. gear up for school. gear up for great.
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thank you so much for joining us on this monday evening. i'm pamela brown in for erin burnett. "ac 360" starts now. >> donald trump calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the clinton foundation. e-mail story took another damaging turn for secretary clinton, 15,000 e-mails and attachments coming to light today, many not previously disclosed. that, plus the unfounded suggestion that trump surrogates are making secretary clinton is ill. and the zika outbreak. busy night ahead. starting with donald trump in akron, ohio. his statement that african-american voters have nothing to lose by supporting him. here he