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risks. let's be honest. a lot of these are women and children. they say thaer not men of fighting age that might pose the greatest threat. >> elise labott, thanks very much. that's it for me. thanks for waumping. "erin burnett out front" starts right now. anthony weiner sexting scandal, donald trump's new comments ta tonight and what was the final straw for huma abedin? sanjay gupta weighing in out front. and gene wilder from "willy wonka and the chocolate factory" dead at 83. we remember his greatest moments on screen. let's go "out front." good evening. i'm erin burnett. "out front" tonight, anthony weiner scandal now front and
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center in the 2016 presidential campaign. the latest sexting charges. showing hillary clinton shows bad judgment by allowing his wife, huma abedin to continue to allow her to work as her top aide. >> he is a sick person and she has access to classified information. how hillary got away with that one, nobody will ever know. to think that it's very likely that much of this information, anthony weiner would know about. >> huma abedin announcing today that the couple is separating. tonight sources tell cnn that she was, quote, furious and sickened when she found out that he sent this picture to a woman in a series of sexually charged messages, a close-up of weiner in his underwear in bed alongside his son, the 4-year-old apparently asleep. wmplt einer and a woman, described as a 40-something
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divorcee, racy photos of each other over the course of a year. stunning development. miguel, donald trump is determined to make this a campaign issue. >> yes, he is. by weighing in, he is subtly, at least, making it a campaign issue. how long it will go is not clear. anthony weiner has not only a problem with sexting, but getting caught doing it. now it is part of presidential politics. anthony weiner caught in yet another sexting scandal, disgraced former congressman, husband of long-time personal adviser to hillary clinton, huma abedin caught once again. this time on the front page of the new york post. this time it's not just a lurid picture of weiner. shows him in his underwear, this time with his child beside him. sent by a 40-something divorcee out west in the midst of a
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sexual conversation with the caption, someone just climbed into my bed. according to the post, weiner and the woman exchanged messages going back to january of last year. the disturbing image seized upon by donald trump, who used it to continue questioning hillary clinton's judgment, saying, i only worry for the country in that hillary clinton was careless and negligent in allowing weiner to have sump close proximity to highly classified information. who knows what he learned and who he told. it's just another example of hillary clinton's bad judgment. it is possible that our country and its security have been greatly compromised by this. but for huma abedin, it was apparently the last straw. in a statement, abedin said i have made the decision to separate from my husband. anthony and i remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. she also asked for privacy. in 2013, during a comeback effort, as he ran for mayor,
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wmplt einer was caught for a second time sexting under a pseudonym. >> i love him, i believe in him. we are moving forward. >> reporter: today separating, their marriage dissolving, close friend telling cnn that the couple has been separated for months and recently she hadn't even been wearing her wedding ring. anthony weiner resigned from congress in 2011 after accidentally tweeting to the entire world a sexually explicit photo, intended to be a direct message to a 21-year-old woman. after days of denials and mounting pressure to resign, he finally fessed up. >> to be clear, the picture wasn't -- was of me and i sent it. >> any security breach happened
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or any security concerns because of all of this. anthony weiner, cnn has reached out to him. he didn't get back to us. did he talk to the new york post saying this woman was a friend for some time, thought their conversations were private and also didn't think anything they said twaen each other was inappropriate. erin? >> miguel, thank you very much. traveling with hillary clinton tonight out front in south hampton, new york, where huma abedin has been with hillary clinton at fund-raisers. what have you been hearing about huma abedin's reaction to photos and particularly the one that everyone finds so disturbing with his son in it? >> reporter: she learned about this photograph over the weekend. i'm told she was furious and sickened by this. this is from two friends close to her and anthony weiner. he, in fact, was out in the hamptons as well with their son, jordan. they were going to spend the weekend here as well as the coming days. hillary clinton is out here on a big fund-raising spree. this has upended all of that.
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huma abedin did not want this to be a distraction from the campaign. we all remember those days turning into weeks as anthony weiner changed his story, as miguel just roeported there, before resigning from congress. she did not want that to linger. she was out with a statement saying she is, indeed, moving to separate from him. this is not something that happens overnight. she didn't see this photograph and decide it was time to put out a statement to separate with him. this has been building for months. she has been a bit estranged from him in recent months and they have been having difficulties. one friend told me they were on a path towards splitting up but she simply did not want it to be a distraction for the campaign. anthony weiner saw to it that this was at least a one day zravenlths donald trump would like it to be a longer one. we'll see if he gets his wish. erin? >> jeff zeleny, thank you. out front right now, maria
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cardona, whose firm does work for a clinton super pac. maria, huma abedin, you heard jeff reporting, on the path toward separation. obviously this is a horrific, embarrassing, humiliating thing that's happened. this could be another distraction to hillary clinton. that was her fear. she tried to keep this under wraps. clinton campaign not expected to address this or reply to donald trump. right strategy? >> absolutely. it was misguided, inconsiderate. in short, it was classic trump. a personal tragedy. most women's hearts will go out to huma. her and her son deserve nothing but respect and privacy. this is not an issue that should
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be politicized by any means and donald trump's trying to politicize it wreaks of desperation. he has seen the polls, the numbers and is trying to do anything to try to distract from the fact that people are understanding that he does not have the temperament to be president. ironically, things like this, actions like this underscore that point. >> donald trump, kayleigh, did respond and spoke specifically about this issue with wiener, asked whether it was relevant, that it was huma abedin's husband to the clinton campaign. here is what he said. >> terribly. i said a long time ago that she's married to a guy who is a disaster. i've known him for a long time. here is a guy that what he has done over the internet is disgusting. he's a pervert and just a very sick guy. she is married to him. >> should he be going there,
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kayleigh? >> yes. here is how it's relevant. first, as women, we can all empathize with huma. he praised her today, saying she's very wise to step away from this situation. with r maria is wrong, it absolutely compromised all of us in the public. she has access to highly sensitive information. huma, at one point, left highly sensitive information in her car in a foreign country. there's a history of having this around her and at her home. to potentially have cia asset names in a home with anthony weiner that could have been exploited, picked up by other people, that's when a private matter becomes a public matter. he is right to put the spotlight on this. he said she's wise to walk away. when you're in a highly public position, the public is, nvths at risk. >> a guy known for oversharing. >> that's definitely true. anthony weiner has a history. the idea that the trump campaign is trying to make this an issue is a big stretch.
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it's an over reach of the biggest sort. if you want to go this route, let's talk about steve bannon's domestic abuse, cory lendowski, paul manaforte. we're not just talking about the candidates. we're talking about the spouses of the aides of the candidates. that is so far nuanced and distinct from the people in the race it has the potential to backfire and create a backlash. most people know that a candidate's spouse -- not even a candidate's spouse but aide to a candidate's spouse has very little connection to what the candidate himself or herself will do in office. >> accusations against bannon and lewendowski were never proven in a court of law. the scenario with huma is a dream for foreign operative. for you to deny that it's a
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dangerous scenario. he said the scenario was a dream for a foreign intelligence operative. >> what does that mean? are they saying huma shared this with the public? >> no, no. >> it makes no sense. it's ridiculous. >> foreign intelligence operatives look for scenarios in personal lives and try to blackmail people in positions of high power. none of us are military leaders here at this table. >> back to this being politically -- the political issue, it's a smart move for the clinton campaign to distance themselves from this. if she, secretary clinton, were to weigh in on this issue, it would draw attention back to the fact that she is married to someone who lied, cheated repeatedly and someone who is a philanderer. that will turn off a lot of women voters who will be reminded. going back, i'm not going to be baking cookies at home and things that, problems she may have with women voters. >> as a woman you really do not
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want to bring up those kinds of things because donald trump is throwing stones at glass houses. in the 1980s and 1990s, only thing he cared about was burn h burnishing his playboy reputation, saying horrible things about women on radio shows. if you want to bring that up, bring it on. >> i think it was smart for them not to. trump versus trump now or trump versus years ago. this is trump versus clinton. >> something that the clinton campaign doesn't want to bring up. is it a bad strategy? i agree with keith, it will all backfire. >> anybody who is over 30 years old knows what happened in the 1980s with bill clinton and those people have made up their own minds and dies have been cast.
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people under 30 are -- >> why are they not supporting him? >> one thing they're trying to change is reach out to voters who have not been that supportive. donald trump has a new message for -- trying to talk to african-american voters. tonight the nfl quarterback who refused to stand during the national anthem. plus trump challenges clinton to release his medical records as questions emerge about his doctor. sanjay gupta is out front. >> and the death of comedy legend gene wilder. >> i don't mean to embarrass you but i'm a rather brilliant surgeon. perhaps i could help you with that hump. >> what hump? are you ready? are you ready? you've got to be ready. i mean, really ready. are you ready to open? ready to compete? ready to welcome? the floors, mats, spotless. the uniforms clean and crisp. do your people have the right safety gear? are they protected? i'm ready! you think your customers can't tell the difference between
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the course of the campaign. will this work? it's also leading to outrage for some. dana bash is out front. >> reporter: off the campaign trail monday but never off twitter, donald trump's rapid fire tweets are almost all about his new focus, the black vote. look how bad it's getting, he tweeted. how much more crime, how many more shootings will it take for african-americans and latinos to vote trump equals safe? now that african-americans are seeing what a bad job hillary-type policy and management has done to the inner cities, they want trump. he started appealing to black voters as his new team took over. >> what do you have to lose? you live in poverty. >> reporter: his advisers insist he has the capacity to make inroads with working class blacks, using some of the same arguments he ewes with working class whites that, the system is rigged against them. >> i'm asking for the vote of every single african-american citizen in this country who
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wants to see a better future. >> the but this weekend he was slammed for taking that outreach into dangerous territory. dwyane wade's cousin was shot while walking her kids, he tweeted dwyane wade's cousin was shot while walking her baby in chicago. just what i was saying. later on the trail tried a more tactful approach. >> she was the mother of four and killed while pushing her infant child in a stroller, just walking down the street. shot. we have to solve our inner city problems and we will. i will fix it. >> then there's trump's case against clinton. >> hillary clinton is a biggest. >> an argument he is now using to back that up is one of clinton's mentors was the late robert byrd briefly in the kkk as a young man. byrd had long disavowed that, which she reiterated with us a
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decade ago. >> they have said one of your biggest regrets is briefly being a member of the ku klux klan. >> i've never hesitated to say that was the greatest mistake of my life. >> reporter: team clinton is responded to trump's attack with what she calls his steady stream of race baiting. >> i am a farmer and white nationalist. support donald trump. >> making head way with black voters is an uphill climb for any gop presidential candidate. trump getting 2% if the latest pew survey. he will be in detroit, visiting a black church, next sunday. the trump campaign announced that upcoming trip to detroit with a statement from mark burns, one of the most outspoken african-american supporters. pastor burns sent a very controversial tweet that
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depicted hillary clinton in black face, telling black americans, thank you for letting me use you again. erin, tonight, burns is standing by and defending that tweet even as he was pressed hard by my friend, kristin welker at msnbc whether it was appropriate. he is saying it entirely is. >> thank you very much. you sit here as an african-american supporter of trump. is that tweet too far? >> it's not a tweet i would have sent out. i do understand the point that pastor burns is making as it relates to hillary clinton and how she takes advantage, and a lot of democrats, in my opinion, take advantage of the black vote and use it as a voting bloc and not something that they're really concerned about. you look at crime, educational stances and position taken against school choice, charter schools and things of that nature as it relates to urban cities, democrats have failed our community. >> you wouldn't have said it in that way? >> it's not my style.
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>> you would not have done that? >> no. >> keith? >> totally offensive. typical trump. typical trump surrogacy. trump said laziness is a trait among black people. he said he wouldn't want to have a black accountant because he likes to have jews handle his money. let me finish. i let you finish. he started out his career with a racial discrimination lawsuit against him, housing discrimination here in new york city. i live in harlem. i took the subway down here. one stop on the a train. he hasn't visited new york city's own black community. why does he have to go to white people time and time again and talk to them about us? why can't he come and talk to us? why does he have to be pressured to do it after a year on the campaign trail? >> that's not true. >> he has not done one single event in the african-american community in a year of campaigning. how can you say he's making a
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serious outreach to african-americans? >> because you see him talking about the issues that affect our community on a regular basis. this is a very significant thing for any republican candidate to be doing. now, you go back to the fact that he was a republican, running for republican nomination, the black community is not a large voting bloc in the republican primary. so, he did not need to do that type of engagement with the black community. >> so the -- >> excuse me. so the very moment he became the gop nominee, you saw him have a deliberate uptick in directing -- before that -- actually not true -- >> i don't have -- >> coalition for trump was created during the primaries and that's consistent of african-americans as well as hispanics, jews and -- >> the primary ended in may or june. we have had now several months to visit the african-american community. he did not do this. he had to be pressured to do
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this. do an interview with the black pastor. why not speak to the black journalist? he was offered an invitation to the black journalists convention. he would not go to the naacp or the urban league. he does not take it seriously. the idea that you would come here and suggest otherwise. >> watch it. watch it. i'm not playing the black card for you. >> it's not about the black card. >> yes, it is. >> it's about reality. you represent 2% of the african-american. >> 8%. >> the policy came out. don't try to change the reality. >> 8%. >> donald trump will not get the black vote support. he's not trying to get the black vote support. he's making this fake appeal to african-americans to convince them. he's not talking to us. >> he is talking to me. >> and being pressured to do it. >> that's patently false. >> what is false? >> he's not engaging with the black community, that he has not -- he met multiple times.
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>> when? name one time he met with an african-american community. when did he come to our community? harlem where i live. let's talk about -- >> let's just go back to the time in new york that you referenced with jesse jackson. reverend jesse -- >> let's go back to -- >> let me finish. when he opened up race relations in the project he needed for the economy. >> economic decision. it has nothing to do with -- >> ask him what he thinks about donald trump. >> go to youtube and have remarks about it. when donald trump owned mar-o-largo, he opened it up to african-americans and jews. when it was unpopular to do so. >> on the issue of race, colin kaepernick about why he wouldn't stand up during the national anthem and play what donald trump said to respond to that. here is colin kaepernick. >> you have hillary, who has
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called black team teens or kids super predators and donald trump who is openly racist. we have a presidential candidate whose deleted e-mails and done things illegally and is a presidential candidate. that doesn't make sense to me. if that was any other person, you would be in prison. so, what is this country really standing for? >> he slammed both candidates and said he didn't stand because of how minorities are being treated in this country. donald trump directly responded to him in an interview today and here is donald trump. >> i think it's personally not a good thing. i think it's a terrible thing. and, you know, maybe he should find a country that works better for him. let him try. it won't happen. >> productive response? >> absolutely. men and women have bled and died for that flag and that anthem. to sit there and not honor that,
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the deaths, the people who give him the opportunity to make $17 million in this country, the freedoms of this country, that is absolutely an appropriate response. quickly respond to what you said. i can't allow falsehoods to be said. you're referring to one person who alleged that donald trump made a claim about laziness. secret service officer gary burn we don't refer to on this network because it's one person's word against a candidate. you're referring to one person's word against a candidate, to malign a man. you have to let me finish. the first candidate to stand on that debate stage, republican debate stage and said he wanted the confederate flag of south carolina to come down. rainbow push coalition and glowing praise by jesse jackson. he is not a racist man and it's sad to see people characterize him. >> why is it, kayleigh, over and over again around 60% of the american people believe that he is racist and bigoted? that is why you see this kind of fake outreach to african-americans, latinos, so
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that he can possibly try to erase some of that bigoted, racist image to college-educated white voters. if he loses college-educated white voters, which he is right now, and college-educated women, there is no path to 270 for him. next, donald trump telling hillary clinton that he will release his health records if she releases hers. dr. sanjay gupta next. who is huma abedin? her story ahead. you inherit lots of traits from your family. my ancestor, lady beatrice, introduced the elizabethan ruff. great-grandfather horatio went west during the gold rush. and aunt susan was a a world champion. i inherited their can-do spirit. and their double chin.
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trump tweeting a challenge to clinton, saying he would have no problem releasing his detailed medical records if she releases hers. this comes after trump's doctor admitted he only spent five minutes writing his letter, declaring the republican candidate would be the healthiest individual ever elected to a presidency, a statement no doctor could ever make unless he evaluated all the other presidents in american history. dr. sanjay gupta is "out front." putting that aside, how does
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trump's doctor letter compare to hillary clinton's doctor letter. >> it's hard to put that hyperbole aside. it's so chockful of it. it bears repeating. this is not the way doctors write letters. the language, certain language that is typically used, for example. most patients, certainly all doctors know that positive test results are not what you want to hear from your doctor. that means you have something. negative test results. even if all patients don't necessarily know that, all doctors do. and yet he puts in the letter all of mr. trump's test results are positive. he says stuff like astonishingly excellent. test results are normal or abnormal, not astonishingly excellent. the healthiest president ever. there are some serious things that are not in the letter, which is the more salien point probably, erin. heart and brain, cardiovascular
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health and the brain health overall is what people typically want to know about. there's no data in this letter, nothing objective where anyone could evaluate that. >> and, sanjay, trump's doctor, gastroenterologist says he wrote note very quickly. there was a car waiting to get the note from donald trump, says he was under some stress. here is exactly what he said about it. >> i thought about it all day and at the end, i get rushed and anxious when i get rushed. so i try to get four or five lines out as fast as possible so they would be happy. sit right at this desk and write that letter while the driver waited. >> what's your reaction to that? >> well, i mean, there's a lack of seriousness here, erin. this is not about poking fun at anybody. this is a serious matter. you write a letter about one of your patients, look at the medical records. he has been his doctor for 39 years, presumably medical records to look at, test
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results. what were the results of ekgs, cholesterol, things that evaluate the heart and brain. it just wasn't in there. something else that douglas brinkley said the other day that i thought was important. the doctor here talked about being friends with donald trump and this idea of the friendship being something that he sort of, in some ways, based the letter on. he said he wanted to sound like trump, that trump tweeted the letter would reveal perfection and he was trying to emulate that. those are serious problems. there should be objective data, nothing subjective in this. it shouldn't be based on a friendship or some sort of expectation. unfortunately i think that's what happened here. >> sanjay, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> kay leigh, what's your reaction to what sanjay just said? there are moments you can sort of snicker at, chuckle at but then you have to take a step back and say this is deadly serious. >> he wakes up early in the mornings, and he is up until
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1:00 am, on the campaign trail double the amount hillary clinton is on the campaign trail. this is a doctor who went to med school for four years, residency for seven, passed the boards like any other doctor. he may be a funny character. he has seen the guy for 40 years. the evidence is there that -- >> does it disturb you when san jay talks about that you don't talk about it being astonishi astonishingly amazing or excellent? those are not words that a doctor would use in a serious medical evaluation. >> well, i think that, you know, the doctor has known mr. trump for 39 years, as he said. so he can talk with a great level of expertise about his abilities to be a healthy candidate. and he is. he's 70 years old. on the campaign trail all day and is going strong. i don't think that he needed to go and spend hours and hours on this. if i asked one of my mentors to write a recommendation letter for me it wouldn't take them hours. >> here is the thing, though. put the letter aside.
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trump has said i'll give you all the data, fine. forget the letter. where is hillary clinton's? he has said i'll put out all my medical records. >> we know more about her medical records than we know about him. let's be serious. a letter that was produced through mad libs would have seen -- would have been seen more serious than the letter we got from this doctor. there's nothing in there about heart rate, cholesterol. ekg. >> he's willing to put that out there if she also is. >> why should she put something out first that she already has out there? >> she doesn't have a lot of detail about -- >> in her letter we have her heart rate, ekg, close cholesterol, medications, what she has gone through in the last ten years. her doctor clearly did a medical examination before she wrote this letter. the letter from trump's doctor, no clue if there was an examination there. it looked like a letter that donald trump drafted and gave
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him to sign. >> she has made a joke of donald trump asking for her golf records. here she is on jimmy kimmel. >> take my pulse while i'm talking to you. >> okay. >> so make sure i'm alive. >> oh, my god, there's nothing there. >> there's nothing there. that's what i thought. back in october, the national enquirer said i would be dead in six months. >> oh, wow! >> with every breath i take, i feel like it's -- >> new lease on life? >> new lease on life, yeah. >> can you open this jar of pickles? this has not been tampered with. this is -- >> funny, but is it something she should be joking about? >> it doesn't matter for that show. donald trump spent one full year of questioning the birth certificate of barack obama. the very least he should do is produce his health records, regardless of what any other candidate is doing. >> one of donald trump's oldest
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tonight cnn learning new details of donald trump's immigration plans as the republican nominee prepares to deliver a major speech. trump is adamant he will build, quote, an impenetrable physical barrier along the border with mexico as trump continues to send mixed messages about his plan to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants. here is what he has said over the campaign. >> they're illegal immigrants. they came over illegally. some are wonderful people and they've been here for a while. they need to go out. we're not looking to hurt people. we have great people in this country. what people don't realize, rehave very, very strong laws. >> there is no path to legalization unless they leave the country and come back.
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>> tom serves on trump's economic advisory panel. you were talking about immigration. you heard his controversial answers as to whether he will deport 11 million illegal immigrants or not. is he going to stand by that proposal? >> all these things are complicated. the idea of moving, punctuating an idea, he learns, surrounds himself with very good people. as that idea develops in complexity, let's not deceive ourselves, deporting 11 million people when you really start getting into fine details of how can it be done and what has to be done is amazingly complicated. >> let's be honest, it really can't be done in this country at this time. >> exactly. rather than taking the political exit, which is to say i have a point of view and i'm staying on that point of view no matter
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what, he's punctuating it. he's starting to define it in a way that we can all take a look and say yes, this makes a lot of sense and will be further punctuated or what we have today is acceptable. >> you talk about donald trump as being flexible, listening and being flexible. those are not words a lot of other people have used to describe him. currently on his third campaign manager, others have resigned and others have been fired at that senior level. you have known him nearly 40 years. why can't he seem to work with anyone right now consistently? >> look, i think he does. the campaign has evolved and it's a new playbook, little bit like the cavaliers. playbook started and everybody said it's against all odds and he sensed something in america, this common touch, this ability not to be politically correct, to say what he really thinks.
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more importantly, the ability to accept pain. i don't have any other friends that have the ability to walk into this arena and actually compete. >> you're making a good case for saying none of us had anything to do with donald trump? >> i think what it has to do with donald trump is he looks at it and says i'm going to win. what people love about him, he's going to win. he is the most loyal person in the world. in this particular instance, with cory, with paul, what he has done now with baninform on is a superstar. the man is so accomplished as a fighte fighter, as a warrior, as an investment banker. maybe what works is change the debate. democrats, republicans, people who haven't voted, people who are aligned with israel, people who have never heard of many of these issues on immigration so i
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think the debate will change things. you have a warrior who never has entered that arena. the playbook keeps changing. you have athletes who participate in various ways. again it's part of the disruption. by not taking that playbook and saying i'm going to listen to a bunch of professionals, no matter how injurious it may be along the way and these instances, i think, help him, not hurt him. >> when he comes out now and talks about anthony weiner and h. ma aish abedin, that's the stuff you don't want to hear him talking about. >> personally, i don't. it detracts from the substance. the american people want a leader, somebody who stands in the middle of that fire and fights and fights to win. if i have all these issues, i'm going to use them and they can
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use them on me. people say i'm not going to use that because they can use it on me. he walks into the fire and says i'm going to use it. i don't personally agree with that. >> huma abedin, praising her husband weeks ago for being a full-time dad, making her career possible. her story ahead. and remembering beloved actor gene wilder. ♪ come with me and you'll be in a world of pure imagination take a look ♪
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tonight top clinton aide huma abedin says she's separating from her husband after sexting issues again. she has always been by clinton's side. >> reporter: h. ma abedin, clinton's long-time aide, now finding her family thrust into the spotlight. the guilt she feels as a working mom, praising her husband as a father. i don't think i could do it if i didn't have the support system i have, if anthony wasn't willing to be essentially a full-time dad. their rocky relationship front and center in a documentary about his run for mayor, derailed by a sexting scandal. >> the level of guilt and pain that i feel, i am very sorry i put huma in this position. >> huma abedin has been by clinton's side for two decades,
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first working for first lady clinton in the white house, senate campaign in the state department. >> unconfirmed. >> and rising now to vice chairwoman of the clinton campaign. >> she's on the road a lot and i just, you know, am there to help keep it all together and help people be at their best, including my boss. >> their relationship is close. so close that clinton has known to refer to her as a second daughter. her wedding officiated by bill clinton. her boss, hillary clinton, helped huma through her husband's fall from grace, amid his first sexting scandal. >> i love in him. i have forgiven him. i believe in him. as we have said from the beginning, we are moving forward. >> abedin is a muslim, born in michigan, raised in saudi arabia, her father from india, her mother from pakistan. her background in family ties, the subject of speculation and scrutiny by clinton critics.
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rupert murdoch's paper brought up accusations about her association with this academic journal founded by her father that looks at issues related to muslims living in western societies to which huma is listed at one point as an assistant editor, clinton campaign downplaying her involvement saying, quote, she wasn't paid, did little to no work. also caught in the center of her boss' most durable controversies. >> with that i will be making no further comments. thank you. >> including in a flood of new e-mails from clinton's private e-mail server during her time as secretary of state as early as last week, showing huma arranging meetings with secretary clinton and major clinton foundation donors, raising new questions about the state department's relationship with the foundation. >> it really can't be overstated how close huma really is to clinton, how loyal she has been, how trusted she s she is always by clinton's side and is widely
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seen as a likely choice for hillary clinton's chief of staff if she does go on to win the white house. erin? >> sunlen, thank you. gene wilder dead tonight at the age of 83. jeanne moos on his amazing career. that's next. ♪ paradise simply look around ♪ [engine revs] ♪
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breaking news tonight, the loss of an icon, gene wilder,
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star of "willy wonka and the chocolate factory" dead at 83. here is jeanne moos. >> willy wonka has left this world. ♪ wanna change the world there's nothing to it ♪ >> after gene wilder changed it with his performances, from his oscar-nominated role in "the producers" to his other oscar-nominated role in "young frankenstein." >> dr. frankenstein. >> frankenstein. you must be igor. >> it's pronounced igor. >> wilder died at 83 with the complications of alzheimer's. his nephew said it never stole his ability to recognize those closest to him, there was nothing wild about wilder in person. he had a sweetness about him, even when deflecting a question. >> are you asking me if i want to have a baby? >> yeah. >> well, i'll tell you after the interview. >> he was an actor who painted watercolors, who married four times. his third wife was snl favorite
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gilda radner, who got ovarian cancer even as wilder himself battled hodgkin's lymphoma. >> i said i'll sign right now, exchange life spans with you. the irony is i meant it. i thought she would pull through and live longer than i did. >> five years into the marriage, she was gone. his fourth wife survives him. there's a big hole in comedy's heart with the loss of gene wilder, tweeted comedian larry wilmore. wilder blazed his way through mel brooks comedies, quick draw. no wonder kids liked him. he was an expert in not growing up. >> a lot of men are babies. to grow up, it's something that comes easier to women. ♪ there is no life i know wto compare with your imagination ♪ >> a toast to your imagination,
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gene wilder. you'll live in ours. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> lovely tribute. thank you so much for joining us. see you back here tomorrow. "ac 360" starts right now. good evening. thanks for joining us. we begin tonight at the intersection of the personal and the political. it's a place where public figures by all rights should be closely held and coexist out in the open where new york congressman anthony weiner has been plenty times before, a place where he has dragged his wife, huma abedin, hillary clinton's closest aide, before and again time a. not only could she not stand beside him, she now says she cannot stand to be married to him any longer. her private pain and his private prm

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