tv CNN Newsroom With Brooke Baldwin CNN August 25, 2016 11:00am-1:01pm PDT
hi there, i'm brooke baldwin and you are watching cnn on this thursday. thank you so much for being with me. we have a lot to talk about in the next two hours, specifically two very important people we are going to be listening to live, two very different stories here on both the left and right hand sides of your screen. we are watching and waiting for donald trump. he will be first to take the podium on the left side in manchester, new hampshire any moment now. just a little while later, his democratic rival, hillary clinton will speak to the crowd there in rio, nevada.
now hillary clinton has announced she will attack donald trump by going after a very specific kind of trump voter. people who belong to what's referred to as the alt right movement or the alt right philosophy. members say they are about promoting white identity. critics, including hillary clinton herself, call the alt right racists. she just sent out this tweet, a preview of her speech today in reno which is happening just a short
time from now. >> the reason a lot of klan members like donald trump is because a lot of what he believes, we believe in. >> donald trump would be best for the job. >> for president. >> yeah. >> i am a white former nationalist. i support donald trump. >> he supports building a wall. that's appealing to a lot of ordinary white people. >> running against donald trump at this point is really treason to your heritage.
>> that's from are the clinton campaign. meantime donald trump is launching his own counteroffensive calling out clinton he says and her bigotry. here he was in mississippi. >> hillary clinton is a bigot who sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future. she's going to do nothing for african-americans. she's going to do nothing for the hispanics. she's only
going to take care of herself, her husband, her consultants, her donors. these are the people she cares about. she doesn't care what her policies have done to your communities. >> cnn's meg reston is following
the trump campaiclinton campaig. but jason carroll, you are where mr. trump is. he is running a little bit late as i often know these candidates do. the flat-out he called hillary clinton last night a bigot. how much of this speech do you think will be a prebut theal to her alt right speech? >> well, he's definitely going to address it when he takes the stage hopefully any moment from now. the campaign telling cnn that he will directly address that alt video that clinton has just put out when he takes the stage here in manchester. he will also once again go after hillary clinton on many of the issues that we've seen before, but specifically when it comes to those alt right movement video that hillary clinton put out, the trump campaign put out their own statement a little earlier this afternoon. it says in part, "hillary clinton and her campaign went to a disgusting new low today as they released a video tying the trump campaign with horrific
racial images. this type of rhetoric and repulsive advertising is revolting and completely beyond the pale. i call on hillary clinton to disavow this video and her campaign for this sickening ad that has no place in our world. that statement on beof half of trump campaign coming from pastor mark burns. he is african-american, he is a very big trump supporter. we heard him speak earlier this week in austin. he's been very critical of the democratic party in the past saying basically that the democratic party has failed the african-american community. this echoes what we've heard coming from donald trump on the campaign trail lately saying basically the same thing, that the democratic party and hillary clinton specifically has failed african-americans. so once again, expect him to address that issue. also expect him to go over that e-mail controversy, the clinton foundation controversy, and
finally, brooke, expect him to briefly address also the issue of ill gratio of immigration. as you know, this has been a controversial issue. trump's critics have been saying he's softening his stance on this issue. the trump campaign says he has not been doing that, that he is holding firm on the issue of illegal immigration. a number of topics when trump eventually takes the stage. >> i think he's close because i am hearing cheers behind you and they are cheering for this man, dr. ben carson, a formal rival during the primaries of mr. trump, someone who sat around the roundtable with him this morning in trump tower when mr. trump was speaking to a number of different african-american voters. i know they're also going to detroit, with dr. carson from southwest detroit to again reach out to that particular voting group. for now, jason, thank you very much. we'll return to those pictures there in manchester as soon as we see that. meantime, maeve reston is in
reno. i don't know how many people are familiar with the term "alt right." we know hillary clinton is going to be giving this speech, saying that mr. trump is embracing this alt right philosophy. explain it a little more for us. >> well, this is a really kind of amorphous move that rejects mainstream conservatism and has found a home at places like breitbart news. it is a movement that is closely associated with white nationalism, some racist rhetoric, some antisemitic rhetoric, misogyny. so what clinton is trying to do here, as donald trump is reaching out to latino and black voters, is to reframe the conversation to say that donald trump is embracing the most hateful elements of the right, that he is trying to take a hate movement mainstream. she's going to make that case
here in reno. this is not only outreach to the hispanics and blacks who form a very key part of her coalition, but also there is more moderate and independent voters who are somewhat alarmed by donald trump's rhetoric. she's going to make the case here that he doesn't represent traditional republican values and instead has embraced these groups like white nationalists and she put out that video this morning with members of the klan praising donald trump. as you heard from jason, the trump campaign of course says that this is ridiculous and that he has disavowed white supremacists who are supporting his campaign. but she's moving the conversation in to a new sphere. it will be really interesting to see where that goes, brooke. >> certainly she'll be pointing out that the campaign brought on steve bannon, the now campaign chief, the head of breitbart. the website proudly describes themself as the platform for the alt right. we'll take hillary clinton live. first again we are watching,
waiting for mr. trump. let me bring in some voices, a.b. stoddard from real clear politics, andre bauer in support of donald trump, mo alafi, former communications directser f for the dnc, and david catonesn. andre bauer, let me begin with you here. i know mr. trump has emphasized in recent speeches hillary clinton's bigotry. but why last night flat-out call her a bigot? >> i'm not sure. quite frankly, i want to see both of these candidates move forward. i want more uplifting message. >> was it wrong of him? >> i don't know that it was wrong but it is not the message that i as a voter -- clearly i support him, but i want to see a more uplifting message that's telling people how america's
going to be better. i want -- i don't like this divided states of america. we've got to do more to make people feel good about government again. that's not the message where i would want to direct the conversation and what hillary's doing, it shows that evidently his outreach to minorities is having an effect to come back with this commercial which i don't like either. >> we'll come back to that in a second. mo, i know you certainly don't think hillary clinton is a bigot. i know the millions of voters who voted for her to get this nomination don't think she is a bigot. but are you at all worried -- donald trump has been successful labeling people. "liein' ted," "low energy jeb," "crooked hillary." if he says this enough are you worried it will stick? >> i'm not for a couple of reasons. one, it's getting to be -- there's more than 70 days left in the campaign, that's a long time. but it is still late enough in the campaign that what -- using rhetoric like this, what you are trying to do is shift a pretty
widely held perspective and believe. and that is that, one, democrats have a closer connection right now historically and in current politics to minority communities. and, two, that hillary clinton herself personally has a pretty strong connection. we're seeing that in the polls where she is getting a higher percentage of the black vote in polling than barack obama did eight years ago. that's a pretty big hill to try to overcome. using this kind of rhetoric just kind of flies in the face of what i think is lot of these communities already believe, particularly given his own record and his own rhetoric. it's hard to use some of the rhetoric that he has used and then suddenly call somebody else the bigot. it is just not really going to it connect or resonate with the intended communities. >> let me quickly stop and ask the control room, do we have eyes on mr. trump? okay.
let's just -- here we go. i know when i see a lot of signs and cheers in a room, he's coming. let's just go ahead and take it. >> thank you so much. thank you. thank you. the greatest. great people. thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you very much. and i want to thank you dr. ben carson, friend of mine, and a great, great gentleman. and it is an honor to have him with us. believe me. it is terrific to be back in new hampshire. really a very special place to me because this is where i won
my first primary. who knows? if i didn't win here, who knows where i'd be. maybe i'd be building buildings or something. who knows. but i just want to thank everybody. it is an honor. and i made you a promise. i made the people of new hampshire a promise. because you heard me talking about it and i talk about you all the time. i said that we are going to stop the epidemic of drugs pouring across our southern border. heroin in particular where you have a massive problem. we will stop it and then we will work hard to get all of those people that are hook, we'll get them off it, one way or the other. we're going to work very hard. i made you that promise. you watch. i fulfill my promises. i've developed such a deep affection for this state and let me just tell you, you're going to be very, very happy if i win. that i can tell you.
over the next 74 days -- that's what we have, 74 days. started on june 16th of last year. and it seemed like such a long, long ways. now we're down to 74 days. we're going to work very hard together. we're going to win this state just like we did in the primaries and we are going to win the white house. we are going to win for the american people. our victory is going to be a victory for the great majority of americans whose voice has not been heard for many, many years. year after year we live under a washington regime -- that's what it is, it is a regime -- that ignores your demands, rejects your cries, and they are cries
for help in many cases. and they are being rejected. and that always puts your needs first. your needs are going to come first. the real divide in this election is not between left and right. but between every day working people and a corrupt political establishment that works only for itself. this election is a chance for the great majority of decent citizens to end the rule of a small group of special interests and to return that power to the voters or, as we would say, to the people. hillary clinton believes only in government of, by, and for the
powerful. i am promising government of, by and for the people. in this fight, which will be a big one, we are -- [ crowd chanting "lock her up" ] let's just win on november the 8th. that would be the ult the imate that's what we're going to do. because in this fight we're taking on some very well entrenched and well financed interests. money is pouring in to her campaign by the special interests, lobbyists, donors, the people that own the companies that are moving your
jobs to mexico and other places. these are the same people who pay hillary $10,000 a minute for a speech. not a good deal. not a good investment. these special interests are the same people who own the newspapers that cover up her crimes. they cover it up. these are the same wall street firms who paid hillary clinton a quarter of a million dollars each time she delivered her secret remarks that nobody knows what she said. they are the same people who paid bill and hillary clinton over $150 million for speeches since bill left the office. and who donated countless
millions of dollars more to the clinton foundation. but you have the power with your vote -- and, by the way, new hampshire is a very, very important state in this election. very important. if i win new hampshire -- okay, when i win. okay? okay. when i win. just remember this. this is a promise. new hampshire is staying right where it is in terms of primary. it is an unbelievable state and an unbelievable tradition. and there is a lot of talk of moving you to the back of the pack. that's not going to happen. that's not going to happen. so, i give you my word, new hampshire stays right where it
is. so you have the power with your vote to defeat those special interests and put the people back in charge once more like it is supposed to be. this has been a very historic week in american politics. the voters have always known that our leadership in washington, d.c. is corrupt and that the system is very badly rigged -- a word that i believe i used first that has been copied all over the place. pits's badly rigged and it's broken. but this week the curtain was truly lifted. the corruption was revealed for all to see. the veil was pulled back on a vast criminal enterprise run out
of the state department by hillary clinton. as the associated press documented, more than half of the meetings hillary clinton took as secretary of state with people outside government were clinton foundation donors. hillary's chief of staff received more messages from the clinton foundation's chief operating officer than just about anybody else. 85 donors alone that she met with as secretary gave the foundation $156 million. and i know many of these people. i know many of these people. these are not people that are going up to pay their respects and say, madam secretary, how are you feeling? isn't it a beautiful day?
the weather is so beautiful. these are people that want things for their donation. these are people that expect things for their donation. and when you follow it out and you see the people that left her office, you take a look at what those people, those companies and those countries got. believe me, you will find out. it is plenty. on top of that, bill clinton's total speaking fees rose 44% while hillary clinton was secretary of state. often raking in money from people who had business or matters before the state department. very simple. as i said weeks ago, hillary clinton ran the state department like a personal hedge fund. it is hard to tell where the clinton foundation ends and where the state department
begi begins. access and favors were sold for cash. it's called pay for play. over and over and over, people who donated to the clinton foundation or who gave money to bill clinton got favorable treatment from hillary clinton's state department. the examples are too many to name here in full, and i've gone over, i will tell you, i've looked at so many over recent days. but they include the deal to sell 20% of united states uranium to russia. or the very favorable treatment given to ubs. big bank. giant bank. it includes -- we're all sick of
it. it includes the exemption of telecom giant ericsson from government sanctions. it includes efforts to put a foundation donor with no national security experience at all on to a highly sensitive national security panel, that he wanted to be on, with access to top-secret information. it includes foundation donors getting lucrative contracts in haiti, all while the people of haiti suffered horribly and are not, by the way, big fans of the clintons. but these examples are only the tip of the clinton corruption iceberg. hillary clinton's actions constitute all of the elements
of a major criminal enterprise. you know it. the government knows it. and she knows it. she created a private -- [ crowd chanting "lock her up" ] she created a private illegal e-mail server in order to hide her corrupt dealings. that's all it is, folks. very simple. she knew what she was doing 100%. she did so knowing full well it would put american lives at risk by making classified information highly vulnerable to foreign hacking. and that's what happened. by the way, people that did 2% of what she did, their lives
have been destroyed. but she didn't care, as long as it helped her get away with a crime, no risk to america was too great. it didn't matter to her. and now she's running for president. then, to further cover up her crime, she deleted 33,000 e-mails to keep them out of the hands of the authorities and the american public. as a further elements of the criminal coverup, she claimed under penalty of perjury that she turned over all of her work related e-mails. we now know this to be one more massive clinton lie and
deception. the fbi found thousands of work related e-mails she failed to turn over, including the new discovery this week of 15,000 more work-related e-mails she did not disclose. why does being uncovered now is one of the most shocking scandals in american political history. it's watergate all over again. it's watergate. and she's being totally protected by our government. as secretary of state, sold her office to corporations and foreign governments, betraying the public trust, putting innocent lives in danger, and
then she went to great lengths to hide, delete, destroy and lie about the evidence. just like her lie that she never sent any material marked classified. total lie. lie after lie after lie. this is the corruption we expect to see in a third world country, but not in the united states of america. just imagine the damage to our security, to our integrity, to our standing in the world -- and believe me, the world is laughing as they watch -- if if hillary clint
hillary clinton is allowed to sell the oval office in the same way she sold her office as secretary of state. and she can't help herselves. she cannot help herself. she cannot let this happen. can't let it happen. we must vote on november 8th to keep the american government from being sold to the highest bidder. vote to save your country. so important. so important. you folks have no idea how important you are in this room and in this state. so important. and by the way, folks, if you're looking at the poll numbers, take a look. we're doing very well. very well. so vote to protect your family,
vote for honesty, integrity, and accountability. now as all of these revelations have been discovered, some this week, many this month, hillary clinton has been hiding. she's been hiding. where is she? although i hear for the first time in a long time, she'll be making some kind of a quick statement tonight. but she's emerging, not to take the responsibility for her unethical and criminal conduct but instead, to make one of the most brazen attempts at distraction in the history of politics. now i've not seen what hillary is going to say. but i've heard about it.
in a sense, i don't want to dignify her statements by dwelling on them too much, but a response is required for the sake of all decent voters that she is trying to smear. the news reports are that hillary clinton is going to try and accuse this campaign and all of you, and the millions of decent americans at record levels. there has never been anything like this. this is a movement we have. this was set up -- this event was set up late last night and look what happens. look how many people. it's a movement, folks, like they've never seen before.
going to accuse decent americans who support this campaign, your campaign, of being racists, which we're not. it's the oldest play in the democratic playbook. when democratic policies fail, they are left with only this one tired argument. you're racist. you're racist. you're racist. they keep saying it. you're racist. it's a tired, disgusting argument. and it's so totally predictable. they're failing so badly. it's the last refuge of the discredited democrat politician. they keep going back to the same
well. but you know what? the people are becoming very smart. they've heard it too many times before. the well is dry. the well is dry. this is the year the american people who believe in much better and much more honest politics say the word enough. enough. this is the year that the people who have been betrayed by democratic policies, including millions and millions of african-american and hispanic-american citizens reject the politicians who have failed them over and over and over again for 50 years, for 75 years, without break for even in
some cases 100 straight years. they failed them. and you're going to vote for a change. it's time. as i've discussed for maniy lda now, democratic politicians have run nearly every inner city in america for the 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100 years. their policies have produced only more poverty, total joblessness, and failing schools. every policy hillary clinton supports is a policy that has failed and betrayed communities of color in this country. but she doesn't care.
she's too busy raking in cash from people and rigging the system and taking the african-american vote and the hispanic vote and saying we're going to do a great job, and right after the election it's bye-bye, i'll see you in four years. nothing happened. nearly 4 in 10 african-american children live in poverty. 58% of african-american youth are not working. more than 2,700 people have been shot in chicago this year alone. these are the consequences of hillary clinton's policies and the policies of people that think like her. she has brought nothing but pain and heartache and broken
promises to your inner cities. on top of that, she wants to raise taxes on african-american-owned businesses to as much as nearly 50% more than they're paying now. i am lowering taxes very, very substantially. she is asking for a major tax increase. we should be helping these businesses grow and expand, create jobs. but hillary clinton is virtually trying to shut them down. she opposes school choice. you need your education is a disaster. she supports open borders that violate the civil rights of african-americans by giving
their jobs to people here unlawfully. she supports trade policies that have closed factories in african-american communities. and put millions of african-americans and others, all of us, out of work. so many people out of work. she supports radical regulations that puts americans out of a job and that raise the price of their energy bills beyond anything that you thought would ever, ever happen. she supports policies on crime that make communities less safe and that make it harder to raise your children in security and in peace. you see it all the time. the inner cities. parents walking with their beautiful child. and they get shot.
they're shot. their child is shot. often killed. folks, what do you have to lose? what do you have to lose? donald trump already fix it. we're going to make it better. we're going to help education. we're going to straighten out crime. we're going to create jobs. we're going to bring our companies back. what the hell do you have to lose? it can't get any worse than what it is right now. [ crowd chanting usa! ] you know, i said this a few weeks ago. and i mean it so deeply in my heart. we will fix it. we will get it fixed. they're never going to do it for
you. it is words. it is politicians. you know what i always say about politicians -- no talk, youall action. they're controlled by their lobbyists and donors. me, i put up my money. i'm in to this thing for a lot of money. i want to tell you. nobody is going to be calling me and asking for favors. we want to move a company to mexico. please make sure it happens. i'm going to make sure just the opposite, i'm going to make sure it doesn't happen. i believe every single parent in this country and especially in the inner cities has the right to raise their children in safety walk down the street in safety. not be shot at. this is one of the great civil rights issues of our time. and people don't talk about it that way. this is a civil rights issue. the democrats have run your
inner cities, they're making a fortune for themselves, and they're destroying -- they're destroying -- remember this -- the people that live there. they are destroying those people. this is actually a civil rights issue. anded it a d it is a disgrace a should be ashamed of themselves. but hillary clinton doesn't want to talk about any of this. she can't defend her record. she's got a roshorrible record. as bernie sanders said, she's got very, very bad judgment. all you have to do is look at what she's done. she doesn't have one single proposal that hasn't been tried and failed. she doesn't have one idea that does anything but destroy jobs for african-americans and hispanic americans and all americans in our country. it's going to be a disaster. her trade deals were a disaster.
this will be catastrophic for our country. so what does she do when she can't defend her record? that's right. she lies. she lies. and she smears. and she paints decent americans -- you -- as racists. she bullies voters who only want a better future and tries to intimidate them out of voting for a change. i'm for change. she doesn't want change. as i discussed yesterday, these are the same tactics the establishment powers used to try to scare the british people out of voting for change, also. it didn't work there, and it's not going to work here.
call me mr. brexit. the american people are ready to vote for freedom. opportunity. and justice. they are ready to take back control of their own futures. you have to take it back. we will take it back. the movement will take it back together. it's time the clintons were held accountable for their inappropriate conduct. [ crowd chanting lock her up! ] thank you. you can see the feeling in this country. you can see by this, by these outbursts. you can see the anger, the anger
at what she got away with. but maybe she won't get away with it. but you can see the anger when law enforcement allows her a free pass on something that was so bad. you can see the anger in this room. you can see the anger all over the country. great, great institutions. the fbi, the department of justice. they've taken a hit in our country and throughout the world like nobody ever thought would be possible. nobody. according to the book "game change," bill clinton, shockingly, said about president barack obama that a few years ago this guy would have been getting us coffee. that's what he said. and we've all seen the cringe
worthy comments from hillary clinton which i won't get in to here but we know what they are. you've heard them. here's the central point that i want to get across today. hillary clinton isn't just attacking me, she's attacking all of the decent people of all backgrounds -- doesn't matter -- of all backgrounds who support this incredible once in a lifetime movement. never seen anything like it. we can't let that stand. we can't. voters are used to the old game where failed politicians like hillary, who did lose to barack
obama rather decisively, an election she was supposed to win easily -- please don't forget that -- where she falsely smears republicans with the charges of racism and other things. republicans then always have a tendency to back down and be defensive. and look bad. not donald trump. democrats then continue to push policies that are devastating to communities of color and devastating to lots of other communities. we must break this corrupt cycle. we're going to. and we are going to break it beginning today in new hampshire.
so let me make some very clear statements before this whole country, including all of those many cameras back there. first, on the border, the people of this country who want their laws enforced and respect it, respected by all, and want their borders secured are not racists. if you want to have strong borders so that people come in to our country but they come in legally through a legal process that doesn't make you a racist, it makes you smart. it makes you an american. they're all patriotic americans.
[ crowd chanting build that walwal wall ] we will build the wall 100% and mexico will be paying for the wall. we build it 100%. i see all this stuff given out over the last three, four days by the media that trump doesn't want to build the wall. folks, we are building the wall. and remember this also. i have great respect for mexico's leaders because, frankly, they're smarter, tougher and more cunning than ours. but remember this, also. mexico is making an absolute fortune dealing with the united states. not only on the border, but with
trade. $60 billion trade deficit we have with mexico. remember what i say. mexico will pay for the wall. these are patriotic americans of all backgrounds who want their jobs protected and their country kept safe. it is very simple. they want to have their country kept safe. i will never apologize for are pledging to enforce and uphold every single law of the united states. we will uphold those laws for our people. i will never apologize for making it my -- and this is, i will tell you -- for making it my priority. but is it your priority, also? i think so. so i will never apologize for
making it my priority on immigration to protect american citizens above every other single consideration. we have to protect our people. we've lost sight of that. we will end illegal immigration and we will restore the constitutional rule of law. it will be restored. next, on national security, people who speak out against radical islam and who warn about refugees are not islamophobes. they are not. they are decent citizens who
want to uphold our value as a tolerant society and who want to keep the terrorists the hell out of our country. if the choice is between saving lives or appeasing politically correct censors in washington, d.c., that is the easiest choice you and i will ever have to make. we will always choose saving american lives. we have thousands and thousands of people being brought into our country from the middle east, from syria. we don't know where they are,
where they're coming from. they don't have paperwork. there's no reliable source that can vet these people. it could be the all-time great trojan horse. thousands -- and hillary clinton wants to increase that number by 550% a year. not gonna happen, folks. not gonna happen. not on my watch, that i can tell you. now on crime. he people who support the police and want crime reduced and stopped are not prejudiced. they're concerned and loving citizens and parents whose heart breaks every time an innocent child is lost to totally
preventable violence. there is no compassion in tolerating crime an poisonous drug dealing and the killings all over our streets in so many different cities. i will work to dismantle the criminal gangs and cartels and to liberate our poorest citizens from crime and violence and poverty and fear. to hillary clinton and her dono donors, and advisors, pushing her to spread smears and her lies about decent people, i have three words. i want you to remember these three words. shame on you.
when you're like the clintons, getting -- think of this one. getting $69 million in political contributions from wall street and big banks -- and i think i got $16,000. you saw that. and i don't know who the poor guy is that gave me money because he's not going to get anything for it. it's easy to look down on the so-called little people, which is the way she views the people of our country. it is easy to ignore the devastation caused by our open borders when you spend all of your time with wealthy donors and hollywood celebrities who -- it's easy to ignore the
heartfelt concerns of communities about radical islam entering our country when you spend your time hanging out with foreign dictators in their lavish palaces and homes. and it's easy, no doubt, for hillary clinton to turn a blind eye to the ravages of crime when she has her own personal armed security force. now she wants to essentially dismantle our second amendment. i think the first thing she should do is call up washington and immediately request that her great secret service agents drop all weapons. let them walk around with no
weapons and let's see how she feels about that when she wants to take away your guns. but this is how the system is rigged. for decades the american people have demanded that their imbe enforced and that their jobs be protected from out-of-control immigration. but the special interests who only want cheap labor, have stopped it from happening. they've totally stopped it. they're putting up tremendous amounts of money. for years, the american people have worried about letting radical islam spread, but elites who only want to raise more money for global corporations -- >> so donald trump wrapping up right here. we've taken pretty much the whole thing. listen, he is basically sticking to script. we have the prepared remarks here. really hammering home on similar
themes we've been hearing, that hillary clinton is corrupt. again talking about the controversy swirling around her and her private e-mail server and the clinton foundation calling it watergate, she's being protected by our government. talking again about immigration, the crowd chanting "build a wall," and he stopped and said i'll build a wall. though he is speaking next week in phoenix on his softening stance. and he also a prebutt al to hillary clinton's upcoming speech in reno. david, you've been listening this whole time. what do you think? >> i think trump hit his marks on this speech. noticeably he deleted the bigot reference which i do think was a
big problem and i think went too far characterizing hillary clinton as a bigot. i didn't hear it the 45 minutes that we were just listening to. but most of the rest of the speech was similar to what he said last night. but i think he was very smart to keep the story on the clinton foundation. he spoke at tremendous length about that hammering clinton on that for integrity, ethics, calling into question her dealings with donors at the clinton foundation. he did a prebuttal but didn't completely take the bait. he says this is an attack on you, my supporters, which i think is a smart way to go about it for donald trump. >> a huffington post contributor, involved with every democratic presidential campaign since 1972, a hillary clinton supporter here, you were just seated. i'm curious on his note ahead of hillary clinton's speech on alt right that she's smearing all of you. that could be a smart strategy for mr. trump. >> it could be, but only
temporarily. i'd like to argue that the alt right label is a terrible mislabel. it is a sanitization of racism, of white supremacy, of antisemitic thoughts and writin writings. most of all, it is anti-american values. >> which is what she'll be pointing out in a matter of minutes. >> exactly. >> what will separate her? what about this speech? you've had trump campaign folks saying listen, you've had a horrible week with everything that's happened with the e-mails coming out and also with this ap story from earlier in the week. she's just trying to turn the page. >> well, at this stage in the campaign both are going to try to dismiss one another. it is dueling speeches and dueling appearances. at the end of the day, trump has a very solid base. probably he's going to get 50 million, 55 million votes. romney got around 61 million votes. so the game isn't so much about a broad mass appeal, it is more about specific states and winning the election in
november. >> okay. andre is the trump supporter. i noted -- because we had the conversation before he spoke about how he called her a bigot last night. he did not do that today but he said she's calling us racists, it is so predictable. my question would be, if he has called her a bigot to use his word, why isn't that predictable? >> i'm not sure what you're asking me on that. >> if he's saying that hillary clinton, prebutting her speech, is calling donald trump a racist and that he's dismissing it as predictable, if he's calling hillary clinton essentially the same word, bigot, why isn't that predictable, too? >> you know, to me this is tit for tat and it really doesn't move the ball forward i think for either one. the fact that now he has engaged minorities communities and it is not one party rule anymore. the real benefactor is folks that can now go out and say what is each candidate going to really do for me and they need to start delineating out what
they'll do to make their community better. today he talked and said i want to liberate our poor citizens, i like that message. >> you agree it was a strong speech, he hit his mark? >> it was a good speech. it wasn't his best one. he stuck to message which i like. i like that he steered clear of calling her names. and he focused on what i think is a highly vulnerable area in the e-mails and in the pay-to-play. but i like a better message of how i'm going to take you from where you are now to where you can go. i want to see an uplifting speech where america, i want you to be excited about come out to vote for me, not how bad the other candidate is. i want you to say, this guy can change my life and so the more he can direct his speech towards that i think he broadens the tent. >> let me ask everyone to stand by. anderson cooper is sitting down with donald trump. tonight "ac 360" 8:00 here on cnn, do not miss that. everyone, stand by. we've just heard from donald
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thank you for being with me. we just heard from donald trump there. now we are waiting to hear from hillary clinton. she is planning on attacking mr. trump by going after a very specific type of trump voter. she will say it is people who belong to what's called the alt right or alternative right movement. i know a lot of you aren't familiar with this phrase. essentially members say they're about promoting white identity, white nationalism. critics, including hillary clinton, call this group, this
movement, racist. she just sent out a tweet. it's a preview of her speech in reno legislated to start momentarily. >> trump named steve bannon as his new campaign ceo. m bannon is best known for his controversial breitbart chair. bart bright breitbart. >> it is all dressed up in the
white supremacist movement. >> a lot of what we believe we believe. >> trump is launching his own counteroffensive. he called hillary clinton a bigot last night, although i think it is important to add he skipped over using that word just moments ago in his prepared remarks in manchester, new hampshire. here he was. >> a response is required for the sake of all decent voters that she is trying to smear. going to accuse decent americans who support this
campaign, your campaign, of being racists, which we're not. it's the oldest play in the democratic playbook. when democratic policies fail,
they are left with only this one tired argument. >> let's begin there in reno with my colleague maeve reston, our cnn national little bit kol supporter ahead of hillary clinton's speech. we just heard from donald trump saying she will not only smear me essentially, i'm paraphrasing, she will be smearing all of you, referencing this alt right philosophy, this alt right movement. for folks who aren't familiar with that, explain it for us, maeve. >> well, this is an amorphous movement on the far right of the republican conservative party. it is a movement that's very closely associated with white nationalism, it's often criticized as racist, antisemitic rhetoric. clinton had a clear opening here to tie donald trump to this movement because in his recent campaign shakeup he hired steve bannon, the former head of
breitbart news as the chief executive of his campaign. so what she's going to do here today is argue that donald trump is espousing essentially this hateful rhetoric and we got some excerpts of the speech just a few moments ago. she's going to talk about how from the start donald trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia. he's taking hate groups mainstream and helping the radical fringe take over one of america's two major political parties. his disregard for the values that made our country great is profoundly dangerous. she's clearly trying to reframe the conversation here at a time when donald trump is trying to reach out to blacks and hispanics. she's making the argument that he is way on the right side of the fringe, the far right fringe and that he is not an acceptable
leader. she's going to talk about how he's given this alt right movement a national mega phone and also make the case that a man who traffics in dark conspiracy theories shouldn't command the government or run the military. we'll see how donald trump responds. >> maeve reston, stand by. we'll keep that picture up on the screen. let me bring in my panel. kayleigh mcenany, trump supporter with me in new york. guy cecile back with us today, hillary clinton supporter, co-chair and chi co-chair. simone sanders, democratic strategist, formerly with bernie sanders campaign. alice stewart, cnn political commentator and republican strategist and david chalian, our cnn political director. david chalian, let me begin with you. as many. americans i think for the first time are familiarizing themself with this movement called alt
right, why do you think she's honing in on this and why today? >> well, listen. both candidates are pretty clear in what their strategy is. they want to make their campaigns all about the other guy or they want to make their opponents an unacceptable choice. they think that is what serves them best. we are going to hear so much more in the next 75 days from each candidate about their oboeo opponent than we are lily e li hear about their own policy proposals. hillary clinton's been fund-raising the last many days. obviously donald trump has been much more aggressive this week than we have seen in the past is keeping up a battling message against hillary clinton on the e-mails, on the foundation. we just heard him equate it to watergate. >> yep. >> and so why now? because instead of responding i think tit for tat to every charge he's making, she's going to come back out and try to get
on offense and make this about him again and as maeve said, paint him as fringe in some way, again adding to your argument that he doesn't have the temperament and that he is not fit for office. >> while you have you picking your political brain, you just listened to donald trump the last 40 minutes like the rest of us did. what did you think of his speemspeem speech? >> i think that this is the new donald trump stump speech. i think that it is going to be constantly trying to frame hillary clinton as somehow trying to play by her own set of rules, using the examples that have been raised in news accounts of the foundation, of her e-mails, continually to bring this up and paint her as someone who doesn't have every day americans' interests at heart but is out for her own personal gain. we've heard that several times this week and i have no doubt that will be the argument he will consistently try to deliver
in the weeks ahead. >> it may work. 74 days remaining. kayleigh mcenany, sort of everyone is asking the question can he stick to the script. it could be quite effective for him. do you think he will be able to? >> i think he absolutely will stick to the script. i thought we heard something new today that i think is very important. he said look, this is part of the same, tired old democratic playbook that you are about to hear from hillary clinton, this attempt to call me a racist. >> he called it predictable. >> exactly. in 1980 "esquire" magazine said if you are voting for ronald reagan you are like a good german lining up for hitler's germa germany. ronald reagan cap vattivated th american people. >> i understand him saying it is predictable that she calls his racist but he flat-out called her a bigot. how is that not the same?
>> rather that saying to her today, he skipped that term today but he illustrated what he meant at the end of his speech. he said essentially what he meant by that was the democrats think that if you were someone are wants to keep isis out of this country you are islamphobic. democrats think if you're for securing our borders, you're somehow a bigot and they essentially demonize that viewpoint because they can't tolerate it. >> i think the only bigot in his presidential election is donald trump because this is the candidate that has endorsed operation wetback and has used it as a playbook about how he would deal with immigration in this country. this is the same person that has gotten up on stage time after time after time this week and said that black people are living just in poor communities and we just have to give the republicans a chance because what do we have to lose? donald trump has -- he's the
only bigot in this presidential campaign. secretary clinton i think today what you'll see from her is she is going to paint the picture. she is not just going to throw insults and call names she is going to really explain how donald trump has built this campaign of hate, of divisive rhetoric from hiring steve bannon, his chief campaign chair person, someone who has called his platform and his organization the platform of the alt right, someone under breitbart who has defended white supremacists. she will point that out. i think the hillary clinton campaign just sent out a tweet where david duke said if you do not support donald trump you are denying your hatred. david duke the former grand wizard of the kkk. also lay out how it is not just against people of color but donald trump has spoken disparagingly about women. he's attacked disabled people. really laying how that is not the temperament of someone who should be the commander in chief. >> on david duke, i actually
have another piece -- this is the watch and wait part. here we are. let's listen in. hillary clinton. >> please welcome her to the stage. >> thank you! thank you so much. i am so thrilled to be back in reno! thank you. i have to say though, i know when i'm here in reno, i'm the other hillary. and i am more than okay with that because i think your mayor is doing a terrific job.
and the fact that she herself is a small business woman and committed to really lifting up reno and giving everybody in this great city the biggest little city with a big heart a chance to get ahead and stay ahead. i could not be more honored than to have her support and endorsement in this race. so thank you so much, mayor. let me also thank dr. karen hilgerson and everybody here at truckee meadows community college. i love community colleges and i know something about what this college is doing to give people of all ages, not just young people, a real chance to get the skills and opportunities that everybody in america deserves.
so thank you. now i have to begin by saying, my original plan for this visit was to focus on our agenda to help small businesses and entrepreneurs. this week we proposed new steps to cut red tape and taxes to make it easier for small businesses to get the credit they need to grow and hire. i want to be a small business president. my father was a small businessman and i believe that in america, if you can dream it, you should be able to build it. and so we'll be talking a lot more about small business and about our economic plans in the days and weeks ahead. but today here in this community college devoted to opening minds and creating great understanding of the world in which we live, i
want to address something that i am hearing about from americans all over our country. everywhere i go people tell me how concerned they are by the divisive rhetoric coming from my opponent in this election. i understand that concern because it's like nothing we've heard before from a nominee for president of the united states from one of our two major parties. from the start, donald trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia. he is taking hate groups mainstream and helping a radical fringe take over the republican party. his disregard for the values that make our country great is profoundly dangerous.
in just this past week, under the guise of outreach to african-americans, trump has stood up in front of largely white audiences and described black communities in such insulting and ignorant terms -- poverty, rejection, horrible education, no housing, no homes, no ownership, crime at levels nobody has seen. right now he said you can walk down the street and get shot. those are his words. but when i hear them i think to myself, how sad, donald trump misses so much. he doesn't see the success of black leaders in every field, the vibrancy of black-owned businesses, the strength of the black church. he doesn't see -- he doesn't see the excellence of historically black colleges and universities or the pride of black parents
watching their children thrive. he apparently didn't see police chief brown of dallas on television after the murders of five of his officers conducting himself with such dignity. he certainly doesn't have any solutions to take on the reality of systemic racism and create more equity and opportunity in communities of color and for every american. it really does take a lot of nerve to ask people he's ignored and mistreated for decades, what do you have to lose? because the answer is -- everything. [ cheers and applause ] now, trump's lack of knowledge or experience or solutions would be bad enough, but what he's doing here is more sinister.
trump is reinforcing harmful stereotypes and offering a dog whistle to his most hateful supporters. it's a disturbing preview of what kind of president he'd be. and that's what i want to make clear today. a man with a long history of racial discrimination who traffics in dark, conspiracy theories, drawn from the pages of supermarket tabloids and the far dark reaches of the internet should never run our government or command our military. [ cheers and applause ] ask yourself if he doesn't respect all americans, how can he serve all americans?
i know that some people still want to give trump the benefit of the doubt. they hope that he will eventually re-invent himself, that there is a kinder, gentler, more responsible donald trump waiting in the wings somewhere. because after all, it is hard to believe anyone, let alone a nominee for president, could really believe all the things he says. but here's the hard truth. there is no other donald trump. this is it. and maya angelou, a great american whom i admire very m h much, she once said, when someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. well, throughout his career and this campaign, donald trump has shown us exactly who he is, and
i think we should believe him. when he was getting his start in business, he was sued by the justice department for refusing to rent apartments to black and latino tenants. their applications would be marked with a "c," for colored, and then rejected. three years later the justice department took trump back to court because he hadn't changed. and the pattern continued through the decades. state regulators fined one of trump's casinos for repeatedly removing black dealers from the floor. no wonder the turnover rate for his minority employees was way above average. and let's not forget that trump first gained political prominence leading the charge for the so-called "birthers." he promoted the racist lie that president obama is not really an
american citizen, part of a sustained effort to delegitimatize america's first black president. and in 2015, trump launched his own campaign for president with another racist lie -- he described mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals, and he accused the mexican government of actively sending them across the border. none of that is true. and, oh, by the way -- [ cheers and applause ] -- by the way, mexico's not paying for his wall, either. [ laughter/applause ] if he ever tries to get it built, the american taxpayer will pay for it. we'll be stuck with the bill. but, there has been a steady stream of bigotry coming from him. i think we all remember when trump said a distinguished
federal judge born in indiana could not be trusted to do his job because "he's a mexican." think about that. the man who today is the standard bearer of the republican party said a federal judge who -- by the way, had a distinguished record as a u.s. attorney, had to go in hiding because mexican drug gangs were after him, who has mexican heritage but just like me was born in this country, is somehow incapable solely because of his heritage. even the republican speaker of the house of representatives, paul ryan, described that -- and i quote -- as the textbook defense in igs definition of a racist comment. and to this day, to this day trump has never apologized to judge curiel. but to trump, that is just par for the course. this is someone who retweets white supremacists online.
like the user who goes by the name "whitegenocidetm." trump took this fringe bigot with a few dozen followers and spread his message to 11 million people. his campaign famously posted an antisemitic image, a star of david, imposed over a sea of dollar bills that first appeared on white supremacist websites. the trump campaign has also selected a prominent white nationalist leader as a delegate in california, and they only dropped him under pressure. when asked at a nationally televised interview whether he would disavow the support of david duke, a former grand wizard of the ku klux klan, trump wouldn't do it. and only later, again, under
mounting pressure, did he backtrack. and when trump was asked about antisemitic slurs and death threats coming from his supporters, he refused to condemn them. through it all, he has continued pushing discredited conspiracy theories with racist undertones. you remember he said that thousands of american muslims in new jersey cheered the 9/11 attacks. they didn't. he suggested that senator ted cruz's father was involved in the kennedy assassination. now perhaps in trump's mind, because mr. cruz was a cuban immigrant, he must have had something to do with it. and there is absolutely, of course, no evidence of that. just recently trump claimed that president obama founded isis.
and he has repeated that over and over again. his latest paranoid fever dream is about my health. ] laughter ] and all i can say, donald, is -- dream on. [ cheers and applause ] but, my friends -- [ crowd chanting "hillary!" ] but, my friends, this is what happens when you treat the "national enquirer" like gospel. they said in october i'd be dead in six months. it's also what happens when you listen to the radio host alex jones. who claims that 9/11 and the
oklahoma city bombings were inside jobs. he even said -- and this really just is so disgusting -- he even said the victims of the sandy hook massacre were child actors and no one was actually killed there. i don't know what happens in somebody's mind or how dark their heart must be to say things like that. but trump doesn't challenge these lies. he actually went on jones' show and said, your reputation is amazing. i will not let you down. this from the man who wants to be president of the united states. you know, i've stood by president obama's side as he made the toughest decisions a commander in chief has to make. in times of crisis, our country depends on steady leadership, clear thinking, calm judgment,
because one wrong move can mean the difference between life and death. i know we have veterans here and i know we have families, mothers, spouses and children of people currently serving. the last thing we need in the situation room is a loose canon who can't tell the difference between fact and fiction and who buys so easily into racially-tinged rumors. [ cheers and applause ] someone so detached from reality should never be in charge of making decisions that are as real as they come. and that is yet another reason why donald trump is simply temperamentally unfit to be president of the united states. [ cheers and applause ] now, i hear and i read some people who are saying, well, his
bluster and his bigotry is just overheated campaign rhetoric. an outrageous person saying outrageous things for attention. but look at his policies. the ones that trump has proposed, they would put prejudice into practice. and don't be distracted by his latest efforts to muddy the waters. he may have some new people putting new words in his mouth, but we know where he stands. he would form a deportation force to round up millions of immigrants and kick them out of the country. he would abolish the bedrock constitutional principle that says if you're born in the united states, you're an american citizen. he says that children born to undocumented parents in america are anchor babies and should be deported. millions of them. he'd ban muslims around the world from entering our country just because of their religion.
think about that for a minute. how would that actually work? so people landing in u.s. airports, would line up to get their passports stamped just like they do now, but in trump's america, when they step up to the counter, the immigration officer would ask every single person, what is your religion? and then what? what if someone says, i'm a christian but the agent doesn't believe him. do they have to prove it? how would they do that? really. ever since the pilgrims landed on plymouth rock, america has distinguished itself as a haven for people fleeing religious persecution, believing in religious freedom, and religious liber liberty. under donald trump, america
would distinguish itself as the only country in the world to impose a religious test at the border. come to think of it, there actually may be one other place that does that -- the so-called islamic state. the territory that isis controls. what a cruel irony that someone running for president would equate us with them. but don't worry, some will say, as president, trump will be surrounded by smart advisors who will rein in his worst impulses. so, when a tweet gets under his skin and he wants to retaliate with a cruz missile, maybe cooler heads will convince him not to. well, maybe. but look at who he's put in charge of his campaign. trump likes to say he only hires the best people. but he's had to fire so many
campaign managers, it's like an episode from the apprentice. [ applause ] and the latest shakeup was designed to "let trump be trump." so to do that, he hired stees n steve bannon, head of a firm called breitbart. to give you a flavor of his work, here are a few headlines they've pub accomplishelished. i'm not making this up. birth control makes women unattractive and crazy. would you rather your child had feminism or cancer? gabby giffords, the gun-control movement's human shield. hoisted high and proud, the
confederate flag proclaims a glorious heritage. and that one came shortly after the charleston massacre when democrats and republicans alike were doing everything they could to heal racial divides that breitbart and bannon tried to inflame. just imagine. donald trump reading that and thinking, be this is what i need more of in my campaign. now bannon has nasty things to say about pretty much everyone. this spring he raled against speaker paul ryan for "rubbing his social justice catholicism in my nose every second." no wonder he's gone to work for trump. the only presidential candidate ever to get into a public future with the pope. it's truly -- it's truly hard to believe. but according to the southern
poverty law center, which tracks hate groups, breitbart embraces ideas on the extremist fringe of the conservative right. this is not conservatism or republicanism as we have known it. these are racist ideas, race-baiting ideas, antimuslim, anti-immigrant, antiwomen. all kiki -- key tenants making up the alt-right. alt-right is short for alternative right. the "wall street journal" describes it as a loose, but organized movement, mostly online, that rejects mainstream conservatism, promotes nationalism and views immigration and multi-culturalism as threats to white identity. so the de facto merger between breitbart and the trump campaign represents a landmark
achievement for this group. a fringe element that has effectively taken over the republican party. this is part of a broader story. the rising tide of hard line right wing nationalism around the world. just yesterday one of britain's most prominent right wing leaders, a man named nigel farage, who stoked anti-immigrant sentiments to have britain leave the european union campaigned with donald trump in mississippi. farage has called for a bar on the children of legal immigrants from public schools and health services, has said women are, and i quote, "worth less" than men. and support scrapping laws that prevent employers from discriminating based on race. that's who donald trump wants by his side when he is addressing an audience of american voters.
and the grand godfather of this global brand of extreme nationalism is russian president vladimir putin. and in fact, farage regularly appears on russian propaganda programs. now he's standing on the same stage as the republican nominee. trump himself heaps praise on putin and embraces pro-russian policies. he talks casually of abandoning our nato allies, recognizing russia's annexation of crimea, giving the kremlin a free hand in eastern europe. american presidents from truman to reagan, to bush and clinton, to obama, have rejected the kind of approach trump is taking on russia and we should, too. now all of this adds up to something we have never seen before. of course there's always been a
paranoid fringe in our politics. a lot of it arising from racial resentment. but it's never had the nominee of a major party stoking it, encouraging it, and giving it a national megaphone until now. on david duke's radio show the other day, the mood was jubilant. we appear to have taken over the republican party, one white supremacist said. duke laughed. no, there's still more work to do, he replied. so no one should have any illusions about what's really going on here. the names may have changed, racists now call themselves racialists. white supremacists now call themselves white nationalists. the paranoid fringe now calls itself alt-right. but the hate burns just as bright. and now trump is trying to rebrand himself as well.
but don't be fooled. there's an old mexican proverb that says -- tell me with whom you walk, and i will tell you who you are. but we know who trump is. [ applause ] a few words on a teleprompter won't change that. he says he wants to make america great again. but more and more it seems as though his real message seems to be make america hate again. and this isn't just about one election. it's about who we are as a nation. it's about the kind of example we want to set for our children and our grandchildren. next time you see trump on tv, think about all the children listening across america. you know, kids hear a lot more than we think. parents and teachers are already
worrying about what they call the trump effect. they report that bullying and harassment are on the rise in our schools, especially targeting students of color, muslims and immigrants. at a recent high school basketball game in indiana, white students held up trump signs and taunted latino players on the opposing team with chants of "build the wall" and "speak english." after a similar incident in iowa, one frustrated school principal said, they see it in a presidential campaign, and now it is okay for everyone to say this. we wouldn't tolerate this kind of behavior before, and we wouldn't tolerate in our homes, and we should not stand for it from a presidential candidate. [ cheers and applause ] you know, my friends, this is a
moment of reckoning for every republican dismayed that the party of lincoln has become the party of trump. it's a moment of reckoning for all of us who love our country and believe that america is better than this. 20 years ago, when bob dole accepted the republican nomination, he pointed to the exits in the convention hall and told anyracist in the party to get out. the week after 9/11, george w. bush went to a mosque and declared for everyone to hear that muslims love america just as much as i do. in 2008, john mccain told his own supporters that they were wrong about the man he was trying to defeat. senator mccain made sure they knew barack obama, he said, is an american citizen and a decent person. we need that kind of leadership
again. [ applause ] we can have our disagreements. and believe me, i understand that. i think that's healthy. we need good debates. but we need to do it in a respectful way. not finger pointing and blaming and stirring up this bigotry and prejudice. every day more americans are standing up and saying, enough is enough. including a lot of republicans. and i am honored to have their support in this campaign. [ cheers and applause [ ] and i promise you this, with your help, i will be a president for democrats, republicans, and independents, for those who vote for me, and for those who vote against me. i will be a president for all
americans. [ cheers and applause ] because i truly believe we are stronger together. and this is a vision for the future rooted in our values and reflected in a rising generation of young people. the young people in america today are the most open, diverse, and connected generation we have ever seen. [ cheers and applause ] how many of you saw any of the olympics? right? i was -- i was so proud, i always get carried away. every time the olympics are on. and you look at the diversity of our athletes. look at our fabulous olympic team representing the united states of america. an african-american muslim from
new jersey won the bronze medal in fencing with grace and skill. would she even have a place in donald trump's america? i tell you, when i was growing up, in so many parts of our country, simone manual and katie ledecky would not have been allowed to swim in the same public pool. and now together on our swimming team, they're winning olympic medals as teammates. [ cheers and applause ] i don't know but, but i don't think we have a person to waste. we want to build an america where everyone has a place where where if you work hard and you do your part, you can get ahead and stay ahead. that's the basic bargain of
america. and we cannot get to where we need to be unless we move
forward together and stand up against prejudice and paranoia and prove, again, that america is great because america is good. thank you all so very much! let's go out and win the election! god bless you and god bless the united states of america! thank you! [ cheers and applause ] >> hillary clinton there. interesting using two words to book in her speech -- prejudice and paranoia on the one line. that sums it up. she's arguing that trump wants to make america great again but his real message remains make america hate again. let me bring in my voices beginning with our cnn political director, david chalian. what did you think? >> you heard her repeat the words that she used at the democratic convention in philadelphia when she accepted the party's nomination. that this is a "moment of reckoning." i think that was her goal throughout this whole speech is to sort of raise the stakes 75
days out as to where she sees the country and where she sees this choice. she gives this complete and i would say sort of sober -- it wasn't so much sort of rally and rah rah until the end there, this sort of sober quiet rejection of everything that she sees wrong with donald trump's rhetoric and those that he's embraced. but then she did pivot to this more positive hopeful message at the end, not just the negative picture but contrasting it as she used the olympics as an example, whatever, to sort of lift up and try to inspire people to raise their sights to what she sees as the correct path. so i do think that the goal here was not only to reject trump and paint him in a negative frame -- which was clear, but also to raise the
stakes of the game here with only 75 days left. >> guy? >> one of the things that hillary has been saying for
quite some sometime that the big challenge in this election is that somehow we could normalize the extreme, that we would get used to the types of things that donald trump has said. i thought it was really critical that she started the speech not just by the words that he has now over the course of the last year said, but by pointing out two of the most well known things about donald trump in his career. first, that while hillary in the south exposing racism in southern schools, donald trump and his company were mark being the applications of african-americans and preventing them from renting apartments in his buildings. and second, that a casino that he owns was fined $200,000 because they would remove the african-american employees from that floor simply because a gambler didn't like the looks of them. this is not just about guilt by association. although he's hired some pretty crazy people. it is also about who he is as a person. and no amount of teleprompters, no amount of new campaign managers is going to change the
fundamental fact that donald trump is simply unfit to the president of the united states and that hs adviis views are ou the mainstream of our country. >> alice, also a trump supporter, i want you to support to that. >> this is what we expected all along. hillary clinton has had a terrible week in terms of being on the ropes with regard to the clinton foundation. this was her way of fighting back. instead of addressing the issues and coming clean on that, she did exactly what donald trump had predicted and what we expected, she dusted off the democrat playbook and started throwing racial attacks against donald trump. it is a tried and true democrat policy and it is not going to work. look, they've gone to the well on this and this well has gone dry, as donald trump said. as i was hearing her speak i kept having shades of 2012 pass through my mind as barack obama used mitt romney's binders full of women. here we have hillary clinton's using breitbart full of white people.
that is clearly going to be the message moving forward. and it's not going to work. look, this is clearly a distraction from the issues that she has been dogged with all week long. for her to continue to use this type of language against donald trump is insulting to a lot of the voters. look, he had a record number of voters come out for him during this cycle. 14 million republicans came out and he rallied them unlike any other republicans had done in years past. i believe what we've seen over the past two weeks is he getting back on message, back on track. certainly much more discipline to where he is focusing on the issues and he is focusing his attack on -- his number one target which is hillary clinton. that's exactly what we need to be doing. i will take exception to one thing that david mentioned. i think all she did throughout her entire speech was attack donald trump and throw out these baseless allegations. she didn't provide any positive hope for viewers -- for independents who are still trying to make up their mind. i think that's what people want.
at least donald trump followed up with voters want to focus and vote for freedom and opportunity and justice and that's the message that we need to be relaying to voters. >> picking up on that point in a second. but i understand we have our politics reporter jeff zeleny standing by now in the room. as folks are starting to leave. we knew this speech was coming. we knew that hillary clinton would take on donald trump in this alt-right movement that she says he embraces. what did you hear as far as how the crowd responded to certain key points? >> well, brooke, i think the thing that's different about this, we've heard hillary clinton in many speeches talk about how donald trump is unfit to serve and not ready for the office. this was a different speech to my ear. this was a different moment i think in this campaign. really reaching out to as much to republicans and across the aisle to ask them, ask
americans, if this is the kind of divisive rhetoric and language that they want in a presidential campaign but also in a president. i was struck by that. just the specific lines about how bob dole back in 1996 told racists at the convention hall to go to the exits. how she referenced speaker paul ryan and how breitbart and steve bannon have actually been a thorn in his side. this wasn't necessarily a bipartisan speech by any measure, of course. but i was struck by the fact that she was trying to extend her hand in some respect to that and really call out what she says -- she quoted the "wall street journal" in their defe e defendefens definition of alternative right. this was very much designed to be a mainstream speech if you will to describe what she views as happening here. not as many applauses at a normal campaign speech because the subsfans atance and weight s
speech are really heavy. >> you mentioned republicans. she took a minute to thank republicans who have come forward and supported her. symone sanders, springboarding off alice's note at the end how she felt like this entire speech was slamming donald trump. would you agree? >> this -- well, one, i want folks not to believe the spin that the trump surrogates are going to come out on this network and other networks and put out today and next couple of days. make no mistake, this speech hillary clinton just gave was damaging to donald trump. she's used his own words and turned them against him. during the primary season bernie sanders used to like to say that campaigns are not just about what you say today, they're also about what you said yesterday. donald trump and his campaign team has said a lot of things yesterday that don't line up with the things he'd like to say today. i'd like also to push back on the point this is just straight out of the democratic playbook.
this is unprecedented. it is unprecedented that we have a republican presidential candidate that is openly stoking hate, that is invitie ining whi supremacists into his campaign and saying here is a space for you. make your place. this is what we are going to do. what secretary clinton went out and did is she called it what it was. she put it right there on the table but also let the american people know that we and i do think she is also reaching out to some moderate republicans jumping ship left and right on the republican party. they don't want to vote for someone that is a racist or a bigot. >> donald trump repeatedly disavowed david duke. how many times does he have to say it again. what we saw today -- >> the stars of david, taking on -- we talked ad nauseam about
that. >> i don't think we can get into -- you know, for trump's record, and -- hillary clinton called a friend and a mentor of someone who lead the kkk. hillary clinton said things in the past that were racially tense. i'm not even going to get into them. what he did was speak about how he will lift energy regulations. not raise taxes 50% on black business owners. hillary clinton, i can't name one policy that happened in that speech, i heigighly doubt that.
>> she layed out policies, remedies, for the ills affected the african-american, latino, muslim, women, millennial. donald trump doesn't have anything laid out. i'm not going to let her sit here on this network and say we're not going to talk about the little things that trump did. that is exactly what is wrong with the party right now. we have to call out racism, bigotry -- >> he is not a racist. >> pardon me, i don't know him personally, but the words coming out of his mouth, and the way he is running his campaign reeks of b bigotry. the picture, she laid it out that this is who donald trump is. he said he want today go back to being himself. being the real donald trump, and
he hired bannon as his ceo. he is now going out on the campaign trail and saying the things he wants to say even though he is using the teleprompter. african-americans, mostly white crowds, with african-american outreach. >> he hat a a round table with black voters that fully endorse him. lynn patton was on the air this morning saying he is one of the
best bosses ever. >> let's not name call, there are 74 days to go and you can't just start now having round tables with black voters. he is trying hard to be inclusive. we have to learn to live together as brothers, or we will parish together as fools. hillary clinton did nothing to help us live as one united country. >> i always enjoy when a trump supporter wants to ignore his record and then quote martin luther king. he would not have kicked african-americans off of a casino floor because he wanted to.
martin luther king would not have sat on the stage and ridiculed muslims. the fact that trump should get a pass because he sat at a table with six african-americans. >> martin luther king, this is so unproductive and that is what is wrong with this question opinion guys -- >> the poll today said 60% of americans believe that he traffics in bigotry, and a majority said -- >> martin luther king would not have -- >> i don't know what dr. king would think, he is not here. i'm out of time, i wish i had more time, i'm up against a wall. i want to thank all of you. tonight, donald trump with anderson cooper, 8:00, do not miss their interview. quick break, back after this.
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