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all right. hello again. thank you for joining me. i'm fredicka whitfield. both presidential campaigns are back on the trial this weekend. hillary clinton wrapped up her first classified national security briefing at the fbi office in white plains, new york. she has no public events today. however, her running mate, tim kaine is scheduled to hold a
rally in miami lakes, florida next hour. we'll keep an eye on it and see if it continues the attacks he launched at trump at a rally in tallahassee, florida. kaine told supporters that trump 'em bragss ku klux klan values. >> he has supporters like david duke connected with the ku klux klan going around saying that donald trump is their candidate because donald trump is pushing their values. ku klux klan values, david kuk values with donald trump values are not american values, they're not our values and we've got to do all we can to fight to push back and win. >> rnc chair reince priebus firing back. trump is scheduled to speak later on today at an event in des moines iowa.
we're live there. >> sun land, the week of fiery attacks have been capped off be ads airing online. >> reporter: the rhetoric on the campaign trail just reached some new levels where you had these big weighty allegations, words like bigot and racist from both of the candidates, allegations really flying back and forth. the candidates and campaigns are doubling down in new campaign ads that believe this is a strategy that both of them want to talk.
here's a small part of both of their ads. >> they are often the kind of kids that are called super predators, no conscience, no empathy. >> you called out president clinton for defending secretary clinton's use of the term super predator back in the '90s. why did you call him out?
>> because it was a racist term. >> i've always had a great relationship with the blacks. what the hell do you have to lose? >> reporter: and i hope you can hear me better here now. this is the kickoff of the roast and ride, what has become an annual iowa tradition.
the band just kicked off as i was starting to talk to you. donald trump will be here in just a few hours. he missed one of the main parts of this event, the 42-mile motorcycle ride with veterans. but he will speak here in a few hours. and this is an event hosted by iowa senator joni ernst and she had some stark language for both donald trump and hillary clinton. she said to tone it down. she tells the washington post in an interview they need to take this into civil discourse. i say to both of them, back down. we'll see when he speaks here later this afternoon if he does
take the senator's advice. >> thank you so much in des moines, iowa. a lot of the ads are focusing on the back and forth about who's a bigot, whose corner is either of the candidates in. but also we know later on next week trump is to give some more specifics about his immigration plan, which has really been the cornerstone of his candidacy. joining me right now, politics editor jason johnson and republican strategist kevin scott. good to see both of you. kevin right here with me in atlanta. kevin, you first. this has been the cornerstone. immigration. he brought it up and he's taking credit for keeping the conversation going. however we haven't heard real specifics. next week is it likely to have a whole new story? a new game? >> well his specifics early on we're going to build a wall, we're going to deport people. that created a lot of momentum for him and now he's moved away
from that a little bit. this last week there have been a lot of questions. the general election is saying you can't be that hard. we can't deport 11 million people. >> does that reveal that there is a problem with his messaging or a problem with his plan? >> well i think it reveals a couple of challenges for him. number one, the plan is not that specific yet. and the second problem is, how does he appeal to a broader population in a general election, especially when he gets getting tagged with this bigot, racist type language. he's trying to shift a little bit. >> is that a problem to not have a plan 11 weeks away from the general election, election day and this has been his big thing. >> the problem is how do you communicate the plan. how do you have a consistent message and cast anytime a compelling way to bring in the base that he needs. it's a tight rope he's trying to walk. >> you underscored the messages throughout this past week. but if you look over the course of a time, just by way of his
tweets, because he campaigns and he counts on it quite heavily. take a look here. in june he tweet thd, we must have strong borders and stop illegal immigration. without that we do not have a country. also mexico is killing u.s. on trade. then in august of 2016, jeb bush just talked about my border proposal to build a fence. it's not a fence, jeb, it's a wall. then in march of this year, it's amazing how often i am right the only to be criticized by the media. illegal immigration, take the oil, build the wall. and finally yesterday, donald trump tweeting this, i am very proud to have brought the subject of illegal immigration back into the discussion. such a big problem for our country. i will solve. this was what trump you know built his entire campaign on, jason. has there been an evolution?
has there been a shift? is it more of the same? how do you interpret? >> no. most republicans don't believe in that form of evolution and no smart campaigner should either. he hasn't evolved on this issue. what he's realized is that once you're out of the primary people are going to start asking more specifics. it's easy to say i'm going to bring christmas candy to everybody when there are 17 people you're running against but when it's just down to two candidates people are going to start asking question, how are you going to pay for it. the problem i see is he can't pivot away from this. if you say you're going to build a wall, you have to build the wall. if you're going to do something about 11 million people in this country who are here illegally, you can't back out of that. but the problem is his campaign hasn't come up with a policy that doesn't sound draconian and possibly more expensive than leaving people here. >> how does his campaign explain just what you just said a moment
ago, that he doesn't seem to have a plan? >> he had the specific, it was the wall and now we're pivoting away from that a little bit. he's got to shift the narrative. this week he's got to very quickly outline the plan that sounds reasonable but also accomplishes his goal. he says that illegal immigration is hurting the united states. that resonates with the middle class people. he's losing because he needs to be taking be on the offense u against hillary. otherwise he's in a tough shade heading into the home stretch here. >> but that has been his focus, to talk about hillary clinton, to undermine her credibility, her character et cetera. to then dabble into immigration which has been the big thing, you know of his campaign and then pivot away from that, it would seem that voters would want more. >> here's what we're not talking about. we're not talking about hillary's campaign. her immigration policy. he's got to pivot to that.
she doesn't have an immigration policy unless it's just open borders anybody can come. that's a national security issue. if he can pivot and talk about her lack of a policy instead of his pivoting on a policy, he would be in better shape. right now as long as we're talking about him pivoting, that's not good for his campaign. >> is the onus on donald trump since this has been his bailiwick, immigration, that there is greater pressure on donald trump to reveal more about immigration than there is on hillary clinton. >> yeah. if you bring the rotten potato salad to the picnic, you're the one that's going to take it. he's got to remove this from the picnic. donald trump started this by basing his campaign on immigration. i've said from the e beginning, if he kept his campaign focused on jobs, hillary clinton's corruption and national security, i think we would be in a neck in neck race right now. there's fallout from immigration. it's not just that it's expensive and do we really want
to see this gonzalez anti-immigration force. but the idea that mexicans are coming here and they're potentially rapists and destroying the country, that trickles down to african-american voters and asian american voters. and think they if you've got the hostility toward mexicans and latinos, you probably don't have a good word for us either. i don't know if trump can get out of it in 70 days. stick around. we've got more. we're going to talk a little later on in the hour. thanks so much. still ahead, it took less than a week. donald trump's new campaign ceo already under scrutiny with accusations of domestic violence and racist rants. all of that straight ahead. this however, will not be simple. you gotta ride the belt, captain obvious. i have liquids in my body!
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police found the bodies of paula and margaret in a home they share in mississippi on thursday. both women for nurse practitioners well known for their charity work around the state. and just moments ago the sisters of st. francis wrote, we wish to offer or deepest appreciation to the mississippi state and local law enforcement team and many other public servants who have worked tirelessly over the past couple of days to investigate the sisters' deaths and gather evidence. paula sandoval is here with more. >> tragic, heartbreaking and downright bizarre. it just doesn't seem to add up based on the information that investigators haven't released, which isn't a whole lot. we got to speak with an official that's been briefed on the informati
investigation on they don't believe that robbery was a motive. the mystery remains. what is the motive. why did two women who gave so much the community die in such a brutal way. >> margaret and i have worked together for many years. we just see patients and do what needs to be done. >> this is one of the poorest counties in all of mississippi. it rivals the bottom place in all sorts of statistics. >> margaret held and paula harold were found stabbed to death in their rural mississippi home on thursday. police say there was evidence of a break-in. a car that belonged one one of the victims was found abandons. rodney earl sanders is under arrest facing two counts of capital murder. he was identified early in the investigation as a person of interest after what they call an kpausive interview was charged. authorities have not reveal the
motive of the kigs llings, but y do say this heinous crime has been solved. >> it's sad that people come to this were whatever motivates them. my aunt and sister margaret, they lived their lives to try to make the world better for the people who have nothing. >> those in the community who knew the two nuns described them as outgoing, compassionate and always willing to lend a helping hand. >> everybody was in same in their eyes. all you had to do is go to them, ask them for help and they help any way that they can. it really pained the community. >> and we have reached out to investigators asking if they believe there could be any additional suspects. we're waiting to hear back from them. but i can tell you the people in this community in central mississippi, they're no focusing on this individual, they're focusing on the legacies the sisters who will be honored tomorrow during a ceremony and
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jewish kids. this was cited in court documents filed during a battle over child support. diane gallagher joining me from washington. can you take me through what bannon said and what the reactions were? >> it is important to understand that these charges of antisemitism come from niz ex-wife during a child custody case in 2007. she said in a court statement that bannon did not want his daughter to attend a certain girls school they were considering due to the number of jewish students. her stating that he doesn't like jews and he didn't like that they raise their kids to be whyy brats and the he didn't want the girls to go to school with jews. again, those are his now e wife's words from a court declaration involving a dispute over child support. cnn has reached out to the trump campaign. we've not heard back on this matter. bannon spokeswoman does tell us at the time mr. bannon never said anything like that and
broudly sent the girls to archer for their middle school and high school education. of course all of this comes as the new lu appointed campaign chair is already facing scrutiny about his background. more than 20 years ago bannon did face multiple charges, including domestic violence. those charges were eventually dropped. thank you so much. and you can catch donald trump's running mate, mike pence live on cnn tomorrow morning. he's set to join "state of the union" 9:00 a.m. eastern time. as trump prepares to lay out hiss plan for immigration, hillary clinton tries to paint him as a racist. could this tactic backfire with voters? we'll discuss. ♪
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both campaigns locked in a bitter battle of words and rhetoric just days of donald trump proclaimed that hillary clinton is a bigot. the clinton camp striking back, using new attack ads. in fact they've used trump's own words against him. all of this as clinton kopt to face questions about her family's foundation. here now is cnn's pamela brown. >> i have a great relationship with the blacks. i've always had a great relationship with the blacks. >> hillary clinton's campaign is hitting the air waves with a new ad highlights trump's rhetoric on race. >> you're living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs. >> charging that the gop nominee has a history of demeaning african-america african-americans. >> what the hell do you have to lose? >> the clinton campaign is trying to bolster its message that trump's pam pain is rooted in prejudice.
>> a man who traffics in dark son spearcy theories drawn from the pages of supermarket tabloids, and these kind of white supremacists white national anti-semitic groups should never run or government or command or military. >> but when asked clinic toch t -- clinton refused to call trump a racist. >> it's disturbing that he's taking hate groups that lived in the dark regions of the internet, making them mainstream. >> clinton is hoping her message will resonate with republicans who might be weary of trump's campaign. >> i am reaching out to everyone, republicans, democrats, independents, everyone who is as troubled as i am by the bigotry and divisiveness of donald trump's campaign. >> that as trump tries to turn the tables on clinton, calling her a bigot and releasing a new
web video featuring clinton's use of the term super predators while defending her husband eesz crime bill in the 1990s. >> they're the kids called super predato predators. >> clinton's running mate tim kaine entering the fray toez. >> david duke values, donald trump values are not american values. >> during an appearance on the late show with stephen colbert. >> i don't buy it because -- [ speaking foreign language ] >> clinton though is still facing questions about the work of the clinton foundation and state department access given to foundation donors. the democratic nominee says the foundation is looking for groups to take on some of the work in the event she is elected president. >> well, we're going to be testing that, and that's why,
you know, the foundation is looking for partners. and there are, you know, there are potential partners for some of the work but not necessarily the same partner for all of the work. >> pamela brown, cnn washington. all right. let's talk more about this and other matters. joining me once again, jason johnson, a politics editor for the root.com and republican strategist kevin paul scott. welcome back to both of you. so on the issue of race, which is where this conversation is kind of going, it's a very different style and tactic that both are taking because really it's more of an issue of name calling. but i wonder, jason, you first. does this apply more pressure to either one or both of these candidates to talk more specifically about addressing issues as it relates to race as opposed to just calling each other names. >> well, i don't think this helps either candidate but it
hurts donald trump more, fred. and here's why. the fact of the matter is trump has been doing very poorly with african-american vote ares with very poorly with latino voters. and rather than rolling out a series of policies that are specifically targeted that african-americans or latino americans would like and appreciate just like he does for veterans just like he does for women and small business people, instead he says, what the heck have you got to lose. that's got to be one of the worst campaign slogans i have ever heard in my life. i've never heard a car sales or a potential date tell me what have you got to lose and that ended up selling it. >> it's not a laughing matter but words really do matter here. and you know, that's one example, or when he refers to people and says oh my african-american or even in that clip, you know, the blacks, is this, you know, tricky territory, you know for donald trump to embark on or even hillary clinton to embark on at
this point? >> it's sad territory. if you think four years ago, mitt romney and barack obama were arguing about the economy and national security. and this week they're just yelling who is more of a racist. and i think the reality is until they can get back focused on the issues, both campaigns are off track in in their messaging. it hurts trump more than it hurts hillary. but it is a sad state of politics for both of these candidates to be in this fray. >> it pertains to character and that is what the race for the presidency is all about, really evaluating whether the person has the stamina, the character, whether they have the medal to be in the white house. and now we're also seeing the evaluation or the constant evaluation of the people surrounding both of the candidates. right now with donald trump from, you know, steve bannon, it was corey lew window ski and the
way he, you know, handled, for lack of a better word, female reporter. steven bannon, we saw our report about his ex-wife and whether he had a problem with jews and whether he was allegedly assaulting her. now how does donald trump separate himself, if he can at all, from the track record now of his higher ups and the character of his higher ups? >> wheagain this is an issue fo both campaigns. for donald trump he's put some people around him, i don't know they would have done that. but with the clintons, you're looking at a situation of what foreign nationals are paying for access to the state department. that's becoming an issue. and even today we're looking at security briefings and who is getting what. >> hillary clinton got her brief in white plains, new york today. she was the only one seen coming out so he was unaccompanied. >> and you have to wonder, was
she alone because nobody gave a big enough gift to the clinton foundation to be able to get access to it with them. that's the type of microscope you're looking at. are there shady characters on trump's side, absolutely. but when you peel back the layers of hillary clinton, you're seeing the same thing. >> voters have to figure out how to separate the candidate from the people in which the company is kept. kevin, you're underscoring that but jason, i wonder from you. can there with b a separation or is it a reflection of who you are base on who surrounds you. >> it's a mixture of both. if you roll around with pigs you're going to get messy too. the other thing to remember is this. this goes down to what you said at the beginning. it's about character. and the issue is hillary clinton has always had issues with trustworthiness and donald trump has always had issues of trustworthiness. it's who do we trust more. at the end of the day as bad as
hillary clinton's scandals have always been, they've dogged her and her husband for 20 years, right now american people think she may be corrupt and may not be honest but i don't think he's dangerous. trump's trust issues lead to people thinking he's dangerous and that's something he doesn't have much time to try to fix. >> 11 weeks. >> i agree with jason 100% on this. it's an issue of an a long standing issue of corruption under the microscope and somehow donald trump has managed to come across as less trust woworthy o them and it's because of shifting positions. he's got to get consistent on his message and convince the american voters that the unknown trump is less dangerous than the known clinton. right now he's struggling to do that. >> appreciate it. all right. the cousin of an nba star shot dead in chicago while walking with her baby down the street. we'll have more details on that coming up.
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dwyane wade has been shot and killed. nakia aldridge was pushing her baby in a stroller near a school where she was registering her children. a mother of four. police say she was a bystander who got caught in the cross fire. dwyane wade spoke out days ago during a panel discussion hosted by espn. >> it's important for all of us to help each other, to go back and say, you know what, whether this started, how did this start and see how to change there. not going out trying to do one rally and speak by myself. it's about a collective group. about a whole coming together and understanding it's deep rooted and something that didn't start today. it's something that's not going to end tomorrow. but it's something that we can start a conversation, start the work today and hopefully eventually we can start it. >> he was front and center in the conversation. his cousin, nakia aldridge was a mother of four children.
her baby was not hurt. unfortunately it shootings like this are nothing new to chicago. according to the chicago tribune, 2,739 people have been shot in the city since the beginning of the year. that's an average of 11 people being struck by a bullet every single day. to talk more about this growing violence problem, i'm joined by civil rights attorney and low professor avery freeman and defense attorney richard herman. our hearts are going out to the aldridge family, the wade family as a whole. so avery, you know, where do we begin on this? because chicago has had a very serious problem for a very long time. so many people have been outspoken in lots of different ways about how to get to the bottom of this. but when you have a case like this where it involves, you know, someone who is high profile like a dwyane wade, who is the cousin of this young
lady, how does this impact the dialogue, how does it help, as we heard dewayne say, it is important to everybody to get involved. >> well, the involvement and the high visibility of dwyane wade and family brings the conversation forward and it identifies three areas. number bone, obviously accountability. number two, the idea of reasonable regulation based on two supreme court decisions, one out of chicago that tells us, even the late justice scalia said if you have regulation that's reasonable, that's going to be constitutional. and the third part in that is the reality of the public health issues here, the epidemic of gun violence warrants further study, further attention which again plugs into option two, and that is additional regulation when it comes to firearms. >> richard, you know, when there
are shootings of this caliber, i mean shootings period, the conversation almost immediately goes to gun laws, restrictive, whether they're restrictive enough, et cetera. illinois apparently is on record as having very restrictive gun laws but its neighbor state indiana does not according to some and authorities say that's where a lot of the guns in chicago are coming from. the week the governor of nlds signed a new law that increased the penalty of those bringing guns into this state to sell illegally. this is part of the equation? we may not know in terms of the aldrid aldridge case, when you talk about the gun violence overall in chicago, is this a fair argument to make? >> i don't know, fred. could be a lot of speculation with that argument. here's the point. if you are a genuine protest group and you are concerned about unnecessary murders in the
united states, chicago is ground zea r zero. like you said, at this point this year there's almost as many murders in chicago as there was all of last year. every two minutes there's a shooting. roughly every 12 minutes there's a murder in chicago. it's unbelievable. the detective force is depleted, the budget is depleted and there's an investigation against the police department in chicago. we're beyond dialogue at this point and we're beyond rhetoric. there is an epidemic. there needs to be protests in chicago. and this matter needs to be addressed. it's sad that it takes the shooting of an innocent young woman who is related to a basketball superstar to bring attention to this. but at least the attention is there now and someone has got to do something about this. it's out of control. >> dwyane wade has been front and center. he's been part of a round table discussions. talked about it on espn. he's been tweeting about this death and the closeness in his
relationship with his cousin, nakia aldridge. his latest tweet, you know, saying rest in peace nakia aldridge, #enoughisenough. it's beyond dialogue but the conversation at least at the minimum has to continue going. you're seeing that sentiment from dwyane wade who has been involved in this dialogue from a very early stage. but from this spring board, you know, then what? avery. >> yeah. i mean, again, the three things that have to be taken into consideration are accountability of the criminals, those people that do that. number two, a revisit to regulation and number three, the issue of public health. it may be the department of justice is there pi saw a tweet from donald trump today saying this is a reason that black people should vote for me. what an awful statement. i mean it has nothing -- >> we have that tweet actually.
you know donald trump using this to underscore his message earlier. and he says dwyane wade's cousin was just shot and i killed -- open and was killed walking her baby in chicago. just what i have been saying. african-americans will vote trump. this is donald trump, his response today on the heels of this tragedy. >> crazy. and the bottom line on it, i think he made a remark, chicago you've got to be tougher. who is tougher than chicago cops. that kind of rhetoric achieves nothing. if you don't deal with accountability, regulation and public health and this epidemic, you're not going to get anything done. that's what has to be done to solve this problem. >> richard? >> african-americans are not going to vote for trump. he's got less than 1%. he'll probably get 5 p0%. >> obviously the city can't
handle this. it's out of control. the national guard should be brought in. serious steps should be made here, more than dialogue. it's an epidemic and people are being slaughtered there. as we're on air right now there are shootings. it's out of control. and i believe the national guard has to come in. it's that spear. >> richard herman, avery freeman, thank you so much, gentlemen. all right. the cost of a life changing allergy drug has gone up 400% in recent years. the drug company behind the price hikes is now doing damage control. details on that straight ahead. t double miles on stuff you bought from that airline? let me show you something better. the capital one venture card. with venture, you earn unlimited double miles on every purchase... not just...(dismissively) airline purchases. every purchase. everywhere. every day.
. a drugmaker is now in damage control after the uproar over skyrocketing prescription drugs. epipen maker mylan is now saying it will offer discounts to some people to help reduce the soaring costs of their life-saving allergy drug. mylan has raised the price of the epipen more than 400% in the last few years. cnn's sherreese pham is live in washington. how much of a discount is the
company offering? >> so mylan announced this week they will offer sort of an instant coupon of about $300 for patients who have to pay the full price of the epipens out of pocket. now they're also going to expand the group eligible for financial assistance, so they're saying a family of four who makes about $97,000 or less per year can now apply to receive that two pack for free. but, that company is still under fire for what patients and consumer advocates are calling price gouging. the ceo heather bresch saying don't blame me, blame the broken system. here's what she told "cnn headline sports." . >> -- cnbc. >> this isn't an epipen or mylan issue, this is a health care issue. pharmaceuticals, the irony is that the system incentivizes higher prices. >> so senators, those comments came after senators slammed mylan and are calling for hearings and investigations into the price hikes.
senator aimly klobuchar and her reaction to that announcement those reactions are a relief to many struggling to afford this medication but it won't fully address the root of the problem. so another senator that's embroiled in the controversy is senator joe manchin, bresch's father. the west virginia democrat avoided directly commenting on mylan's actions but joined his colleagues in criticizing those skyrocketing pharmaceutical drug prices. but the most blistering reaction from senator richard blumenthal in a statement here's what he said. he said, this step seems like a pr fix more than a real remedy. masking an exorbitant and callous price hike. this baby step should be followed by actual robust action. >> all right. thank you so much. keep us posted. >> thank you. still to come -- it's in the eyes, the body language, and the gestures. what we learned from the people
donald trump. >> hillary clinton is a bigot. >> reporter: it guys viral. the latest trump supporter to react with shock to the donald's words was pounced on by a critic who wrote, we are all this woman's face. >> that was classic. >> that was hilarious. >> this lady. >> reporter: just over two weeks earlier, it was daryl vickers' jaw that dropped. >> although the second amendment people, i don't know. >> reporter: when the donald rift on how gun supporters might stop hillary. >> i can't believe he said it. >> reporter: he says he's still voting for trump. >> we can't play games. >> reporter: we've seen one guy feed another chips behind the donald and who can pay attention to hillary when a guy chewed over her speech. >> the different nicknames you've had. >> sticker voice, sticker man, idiot. >> reporter: at a trump rally we watched a supporter display his trump shirt, wag a finger, thumbs up, thumb's down, pray
when prayer was mentioned and even climb. >> to restore the ladder of success. >> reporter: his own invisible. >> but sometimes it's hard to tell genuine supporters from pranksters who sneak in to clown for the cameras. pranksters like the guys who got behind clinton. >> incredibly grateful. >> reporter: wearing settle for hillary shirts. at a trump rally the same pair showed up wearing arm bands. >> trump arm bands. >> reporter: the donl may say. >> hillary clinton is a big goth. >> reporter: but trump is a spigot of startling statements. her hands only managed two collapse. when not provoking funny faces trump is no slouch at making his own. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> all right. you're in the cnn newsroom. thank you so much for joining me. i'm fredricka whitfield.
both presidential campaigns back on the trail after bruising week of fiery rhetoric on both sides. this hour, democratic vice presidential candidate tim kaine will be holding a rally in miami lax florida. meanwhile, donald trump is expected to speak this afternoon at an event honoring veterans in des moines, iowa. cnn's sunlen serfaty is there and joining us. sunlen, an interesting stop considering what the host of this event has said about both candidates. >> that's right, fred. the host of this event iowa senator joanie earninrnst who h blunt words for hillary clinton and donald trump talking about the tone and rhetoric exchanged between the two of them, allegations of racism, allegations of bigotry. senator ernst hosting this event where donald trump will appear today, basically said to both of them, cut it out and "the washington post" c s