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hello. i'm poppy harlow. we're joining you following two gripping hours you just saw here on cnn where we saw the only footage filmed inside of the twin towers on 9/11. stories of heartbreaking loss as well as stories of incredible heroism from the first responders, people we all thank and people we remember today on this 15 years since 9/11. i do want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around
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the world. we are following two stories live this evening. first, as i mentioned, americans marking a staggering 15 years since the terror attacks of september 11th. this is live picture from new york tonight. those two beams of light shining up into the sky as they do this day each year where the world trade center once stood. 15 years ago today, hijackers crashed two planes into the twin towers and a third into the pentagon. brave passengers on board united flight 93 fought back against the hijackers, keeping the jet from reaching another major target. it crashed into a field in shanksville, pennsylvania, likely saving countless lives. the heroic -- the horrific attacks and heroic efforts afterwards all being remembered today. the lives of nearly 3,000 people taken. our nation changed forever. their names were read aloud at the memorial at ground zero this morning. a bell tolling after each name
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of a life lost. it was at this service where our second story tonight developed. hillary clinton's doctor announcing that she has pneumonia after an onlooker captured this video of clinton leaving the 9/11 commemoration ceremony early. two law enforcement sources telling cnn it appeared clinton fainted. the clinton camp is not saying that. they're saying she was overheated and now saying she has pneumonia. aides helping her into the van with secret service around her. after the incident, clinton was taken to her daughter chelsea's apartment in new york city. cameras capturing her coming outside. she even waved to people and said she's feeling great and took a photograph right here with a young girl. then after that tonight, clinton's doctor released a statement read, quote, secretary clinton has been experiencing a cough-related to allergies. on friday during a follow-up evaluation her prolonged cough, she was diagnosed with pneumonia. she was put on antibiotics and
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advised to rest and modify her schedule. she became overheated and dehydrated. i've just examined her and she's now rehydrated and recovering nicely. that statement coming from dr. lisa bardack, her personal physician. tomorrow she is scheduled to travel to california. that trip is up in the air and there is, quote, serious evaluation of her schedule. that is all being considered right now. earlier tonight i spoke with cnn chief medical analyst dr. sanjay gupta and asked about her diagnosis of pneumonia and what it entails. >> the diagnosis of pneumonia typically involves, besides doctor's visit, involves blood work, a chest x-ray, things like that. these are things typically done inside a clinic or hospital, something like that. it's a diagnosis that can be treated. she's on anti-biotics.
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bacterial pneumonia. it's a serious diagnosis. the doctor recommended rest, recommended, you know, obviously staying well hydrated because there's a real concern about dehydration. we have the fever, the bacterial infection itself can cause the dehydration. it makes sense to fit this stuff together, but it still feels like there's a beat missing here. we got information late and it still seems incomplete. >> you also noted something important. both of these candidates have been examined by their personal doctors. not an independent board of physicians. >> well, look, it's a point that's come up in the past as well. not just with these two candidates. mr. brinkley brought this point up. this idea there's a friendship still between these personal doctors and candidates. clearly with donald trump's doctor's letter talking about him being the healthiest president ever and talking -- it was just these glowing terms. it wasn't an objective letter.
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the public deserves just objective letters on both sides. objective information as opposed to the editorial thing that may come from someone who has more of a friendship type connection. allowing medical records to be seen, even by a group of reporters, i think, is important. of course, doctors and journalists are similar in this way. you always want to get more information, certainly. with regard to what this situation happening right now. having a diagnosis on a friday and just hearing about it on sunday after an episode, you feel as though you may never have heard about this had it not been forced upon them. we never heard about the diagnosis of pneumonia. that sort of information is important to know. it's a treatable diagnosis. she is being treated for it, but it's also a serious diagnosis. and that's the sort of thing that a lot of people would want to know. >> all right. our dr. sanjay gupta. let's talk more about it and the
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politics of it all. joe johns joins me from washington, d.c., and our cnn politics producer dan is in chappaqua, new york, near the home of hillary clinton where she is, we believe, at this point in time. let me start with you, dan. it was after she left her daughter chelsea clinton's apartment earlier today. she went to chappaqua where we understand from her personal physician that she was examined by her doctor. have we heard anything from the campaign tonight at all? do we know if that's where secretary clinton still is? >> we've been told secretary clinton arrived at her home in about the 1:00 hour. her doctor then came over and that's when -- that's when they went through everything together. the doctor left and clinton has remained there ever since. we've been here since then. there's been no comings and goings. the secret service remains positioned outside her house. chappaqua is a boring, sleepy,
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new york suburban town. the question is, what happened in the meantime? we didn't know exactly where hillary clinton is for a certain amount of time and it's raised a lot of questions. secretary clinton is somebody who is very tightly scheduled. this is somebody who headlined over 37 fund-raisers last month. and as you've mentioned, has a very large schedule in the coming week. as we've reported, secretary clinton and her aides are discussing whether to cancel the california trip that starts tomorrow. she has a large fund-raiser in the bay area. flies to l.a. has two large fund-raisers in l.a. in the l.a. area and an appearance on the "ellen degeneres show." and a campaign event. aides inside the campaign are considering whether that kind of scheduling is necessary, a, and, b if she should even be doing anything like that, flying, let alone campaigning with some sort of walking pneumonia. i thought it was pretty telling the doctor included in the statement that she advised
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secretary clinton to modify her schedule. clearly the campaign saw that statement before it went out. so it's telling that they let that get out. let her say that. it's kind of a nod to the fact they are taking this seriously but there are a lot of questions about why we are finding out now when she was diagnosed on friday. >> dan, stay with me. let's just speak about this schedule because even on friday when we now know that diagnose i is of pneumonia came. she had this meeting on national security, a press conference. sat down with our chris cuomo for an interview. she was pretty much going nonstop on friday and then went to that big fund-raiser with barbra streisand on friday night. >> right. i think that points to the fact that especially now after labor day, the tempo has just picked up tremendously. she's on the campaign plane with reporters. she's also doing gaggles, a news conference and so on. so i can tell you also from
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covering mrs. clinton, frankly, for two decades off and on, that one of the things that she has often tried to project is strength and that whatever happens, she just keeps going. so we don't know specifically why she didn't cut back on her schedule or whatever but what we do know is that hillary clinton tries to push and push and push. and i think this is one of those things sort of indicated back on labor day when she was in cleveland, ohio. i was there. dan was there also. she had that extended coughing fit. now they've got a lot of publicity, but the fact of the matter is she's had some other extended coughing fits and chalked it off to he fact she has allergies. she said she was allergic to donald trump who was also in the cleveland area at the time. but it is clear she's keeping up a hard schedule. she does have from time to time
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these health issues that pop up and all it really does is feed into the critics who suggest mrs. clinton, former secretary clinton, has a serious health problem that needs to be addressed and considered by the voters. they can help themselves by being a bit more transparent about it, especially more transparent than they were today. >> look, and we'll see folks have called on both candidates to release their medical records. neither has. donald trump has said in recent weeks he will if she does, but neither of them have. we'll see if they do, after this. we are getting some first reaction tonight in just the past few moments from trump campaign aides. what are they saying. >> absolutely right. the trump campaign aides are indicating in a general way that donald trump himself has said he doesn't know anything about this. they want to be respectful of hillary clinton's health. it is being said that the message they want to put out is
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that they wish hillary clinton well. they hope she gets medical care, the care that's needed. and another source actually tells cnn that surrogates have been instructed to be respectful, not post on social media about hillary clinton's health, and separately someone familiar with the situation has told cnn staff was constructed to keep quiet, not post anything negative on social media about the issue. and even under the threat of termination, apparently trump has said he doesn't know anything about this and he hasn't tweeted anything about hillary clinton's health either. also point to the fact that just from a campaign standpoint, this is a story that drives itself, and all donald trump does is draw attention to himself if he says anything about it. >> joe johns reporting for us from washington tonight. dab dan in chappaqua. let us know if you get any update from the clinton
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campaign. i want to talk more about this from the man who wrote the book on hillary clinton, carl bernstein. he's the author of "the woman in charge, the life of hillary rodham clinton." you were on cnn's "new day" this week and said she should release her medical records. many would like to see both candidates' medical records. we know less about these candidates' health than we do for many other people who have run for president in the past. do you think she will now release her health records? is that the smartest move? >> it's certainly the smartest move, but it's clear that she tried to hide this, and this is going to hurt her, certainly in the short term in that regard. at the same time, it's important, as you note, that donald trump has released virtually nothing of any importance, having to do with his health. but more than that, trump really has covered up the reality of his life. we have now seen great reporting by "the new york times," "the
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washington post," "the wall street journal" on donald trump as a life-long con man in business, and we have learned nothing from him about the reality of so much of his business, his tax records, et cetera. we also have a big job in the press to do here about demanding openness from both of these candidates, but especially trump. he is the one who has not disclosed. you hardly think of hillary clinton as being someone who is open. she's not. she obfuscates, she avoids and has had a difficult time with the truth, as i say in my book. at the same time, trump has given us nothing in the way of contextual, truthful accounts of his life. >> carl, i do think it is interesting that this all comes in a week where hillary clinton and her camp made it very clear she was going to be more open. she was going to be more hillary, if you will. show the voters, the press, more of who she is. the personal side of her.
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yet the campaign knew on friday that she did have this pneumonia diagnosis. did not tell the public about it until this evening. do you see an obligation there for the campaign to have come forward with this sooner? if so, why? >> yes. because, obviously, she has a serious diagnosis, and voters and people in this country ought to know about it. >> but it's pneumonia, right? let me play devil's advocate and say it's pneumonia. this is not something that's incurable. this is pneumonia. something that people get. did they have a responsibility to come forward with it on friday? >> i think they have a responsibility to come forward with it at some point very soon thereafter, and it seems clear they were not going to until they were forced to which often happens with hillary clinton. but i want to come back to a central point, and that is that we need to demand openness from both these candidates, but especially the one who has been more guarded, has covered up
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more. we don't know anything about his taxes, except what we've read in "the new york times," "the washington post," et cetera. we have got a blackout about real information about donald trump's own life from himself. and from his campaign. we need to be getting away from this idea that it's just hillary clinton who hides things. there is no parity here. the candidate who really hides things is trump and we need to start demanding he open up as well as hillary clinton and also, she would serve herself very well as i said on "new day" earlier this week or last week, to say, the american people, i hear you. you want me to be open. i am going to do it. here are my speeches from goldman sachs. here are my health records. i've learned something in this campaign about myself and about what's expected of me. and i'm ready to respond and to
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be more open. and let's get on with it. i think she'd do herself an enormous amount of good by doing that, and it's not too late now. and maybe even this episode will be helpful in that regard to force her to do that. especially given the lack of anything like that by her opponent. >> we'll see if we get those medical records from clinton and trump. we have much more ahead. especially about what today's news means for the presidential race. the optics of it all. what do we know historically when it comes to candidates' health. david gergen with me next. ♪ experience the thrill of the lexus is f sport. because the ultimate expression of power, is control. this is the pursuit of perfection. dog chow for 36 years now.d i've been making my dog girlfriend is 17 years old. she's been eating dog chow from her very first day
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this is the rx, elevated. this is the pursuit of perfection. this is cnn breaking news. >> welcome back to our viewers in the united states and around the world. breaking news. hillary clinton, after being diagnosed with pneumonia has canceled her trip to california this week. our reporter dan reporting that news just out. he's in chappaqua, new york, where hillary clinton is at her home. what have you learned, dan? >> feels like we were just talking. hillary clinton will not be going to a two-day california trip that was scheduled long ago. she was supposed to headline a large fund-raiser in san francisco tomorrow night. she was then going to fly to l.a. where she had two fund-raisers. one with lionel richie and another with diane von
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furstenberg and an appearance on the ellen degeneres so. right now the next open event will be in las vegas where she's supposed to headline a rally and speak about the economy in las vegas on wednesday. this is an acknowledgment from the clinton campaign that this pneumonia diagnose sis an issue. i was struck when the doctor put out a statement and said i advised secretary clinton to change her schedule. the fact the clinton campaign allowed that line to be in the doctor's statement was fairly telling. it nodded to the fact that, a, this was an issue for them. something they took seriously. and, b, they were seriously considering the amount they scheduled secretary clinton. the way she raises money and has raised money throughout this campaign has been very labor intensive. it requires her going from place to place, headlining events like the one she was supposed to do in the next two days. she's headlined over 330 fund-raisers as a candidate and over 37, i think exactly 37, in
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august. that's a lot of work. and it's a lot of time spent raising money. there are serious questions within the clinton campaign tonight whether they are overscheduling her. whether they had too much on her plate. and the biggest sign of that is the fact that on friday they learned she was diagnosed with pneumonia from her doctor. but she continued to do two fund-raisers and a large national security event. >> dan, have we gotten any update from hillary clinton's campaign or her doctor since this initial update a few hours ago where they said she has pneumonia but is rehydrated and recovering closely. that came and it was hours until we learned she canceled the trip. any update on her campaign how she's doing or why this decision to cancel it? any change in her health? >> no, they are basically saying that she is recovering. the same thing they said hours ago. she clearly tried to squash any thought she was really sick when she walked out of chelsea
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clinton's apartment in manhattan. her campaign was well aware cameras there were. the press pool had been escorted to a position to see her walk out. she walked out, waved. said she was feeling great. commented on how beautiful the day was. a young child ran over to her. it was staged to show i'm healthy. i feel good. i feel okay. she came back to the hour, was observed by the doctor. more than anything, this cancellation is an acknowledgment she had a lot on her plate the last week or two. and acknowledgment they maybe shouldn't have gone forward with as much as they did on friday given she'd been diagnosed with pneumonia. >> thank you for the breaking news. the headline, hillary clinton canceling that two-day trip for fund-raising in california after being diagnosed with pneumonia and going to take some time, it appears, off the trail to recoup from this. 58 days out from critical election. let's bring in presidential
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hist historian, douglas brinkley and david gergen is with us from atlanta and cnn political commentator carl bernstein, the author of "a woman in charge -- the life of hillary rodham clinton." david gergen, the trump campaign on all of this is saying nothing tonight. they have not tweeted one thing. trump has not said one thing, and we have heard that they are -- the message from the campaign is they are wishing clinton well. that is our reporting from sources involved with the trump campaign. hillary clinton making the decision to go off the campaign trail, not take that trip to california. your take. >> well, as far as the trump campaign, they're finally showing the discipline that would have been helpful to bring to the table a long time ago. they shouldn't say anything. the whole country wishes hillary clinton well. we want her to recover. and it would be good for her that she's taking a couple of days off the trail to get back in shape. that said, i must tell you that echoing carl bernstein a few moments ooh they would have been so much wiser to have dealt with
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this pneumonia on friday and just put out a statement. candidates routinely come down with illnesses in these presidential campaigns. these are grueling experiences. and hillary clinton has come down. she's got -- been diagnosed with pneumonia. she's going to get over it. she'll be back on the trail soon. and then all of this would have evaporated. as it stands now, she is seen once again -- even as she was trying to tell i'm going to be more transparent, she's seen as, like, they were covering it until they were forced. their hands were forced. >> so, david, why do you think she didn't? why do you think the campaign did not do that? even this morning the statement that her spokesman put out was that she was overheated. he could have at that time said she had pneumonia. he did not. >> exactly. it's the most baffling question surrounding hillary clinton and her campaign. this woman is so accomplished in so many ways. it's so obvious. it's so obvious that they're not
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helping themselves and really living up to their responsibilities as a candidate. it is absolutely true that donald trump has covered up far more. and both these candidates ought to be held to a higher standard. that having been said, tonight we're deal with a story that has been given legs. the alternative right was pushing all these conspiracy theories. tonight we're into a situation where it is a legitimate campaign issue about her health. people need to know. i think she will release her health records. detailed health records, as i think mr. trump will be forced to do with his health records. historically, as douglas brinkley will tell you, way back when, franklin roosevelt could cover up that he was in a wheelchair. and hyde park where his museum is, there are thousands of pictures of fdr as president. only two showing him in a wheelchair that he couldn't walk. john f. kennedy lied about his health but in recent years, it's been required, expected,
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especially of candidates either approaching or in their 70s. ronald reagan, bob dole, john mccain, all of them had to release their health care records. >> so douglas brinkley, you're a presidential historian. speak to the history here, a, on how much this affects how people vote, a candidate's health or perceived health, and also the fact that in recent elections, john mccain, for example, we've known a lot more about the health of the candidates than we do this time around. >> that's right. and i agree with everything david gergen just said. i would add one of the problems hillary clinton has is that concussion back in 2012. she had double vision and was sort of an unusual two-month period for her. and nobody really knows what that's all about. and that's fed some of the conspiracy theories. but the fact of the matter is the clinton campaign, the fact that here it's friday, they got a morning diagnosis of pneumonia and had her run one of the most
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grueling schedules i could imagine. i'm sure she wanted to. it was in that moment friday with that basket of deplorables comment came out by doing another fund-raiser that wasn't necessary when she should have taken a lot of the weekend off. she's starting this week not only canceling california, but i'm afraid that baskets of deplorables is going to be haunting her campaign for weeks to come. so the best thing she can do is what she's doing. reboot, recharge. take a few days off. maybe pick up the ellen degeneres interview. maybe give that the exclusive on the recovering of pneumonia and get to las vegas and start doing rallies, and not just fund-raiser. >> jeff zeleny reporting the campaign press secretary is coming out and confirming what aides told or dan merica. she'll not be going to california on monday or tuesday. carl bernstein, you wrote the book on her. look, this is someone who powers
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through. what do you expect her to do now? clearly she's resting at home. what will her next step be? >> i don't think we can predict. i think we can hope that some people will around her will finally say, hillary, you've got to open up in all kinds of ways here because that's when you're really at your best. among other things, she and her doctor need to be in front of the press for an hour with medical records and discussing and open to questions about her medical history and donald trump needs to do the same. and we need to demand it of both of them. but we have got to start looking at the whole lives of these two candidates, and with some real context. and one of the things that will help is as doug brinkley says, perhaps she ought to be doing fewer fund-raisers and more
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substantive relating to the people who vote in this country. it would help her immensely. donald trump actually has done very well by avoiding some of this fund-raising and going straight to the people of the country. i think she ought to try it. and enough of the high rollers, even though conventional political wisdom says this is the way you do it. it's not working for her. she needs to really reassess in these last days of the campaign about going to all of her strengths as somebody with great experience, knowledge. look, today, we had the world trade center 15th anniversary. life and death. we saw this magnificent documentary. and we need to know, which of these two candidates really can we trust to fight isis, to deal with a world of terrorism? and i don't think there's much question about who has the credentials, but she also has got to open up some.
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>> let me bring in joe johns, our senior washington correspondent because, like carl bernstein, you have covered hillary clinton in depth for a matter of decades now. look, she's resting at home, joe. she's not going to these fund-raisers on the west coast. do you believe she'll do as carl bernstein suggests, hold a big press conference with her doctor, come out with her medical records? because i think the context of this is so important. as david gergen said, this comes in the context of some top trump surrogates. the candidate himself making unfounded claims about her health or why she wasn't on the campaign trail, they said. now this is a legitimate health concern. there's that context that needs to be considered as well. >> i think that's just the question. you really hit on it right there. how will they handle this going forward? and 100 different thoughts on
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that. probably the most important one is if you view what has happened today in sort of the context, the totality of the campaign, the fact that she's come under attack and questions have been raised about her health, it makes it even more plausible that there would be a lot of concern about releasing any details out of fear that it would just fuel the fire, if you will. but the problem is that it's already out there, and we have video. we have a lot of video. video from today of mrs. clinton having real difficulty. there you can see it with the van, trying to get in. and it certainly looks there as if she misses quite a step. but the interesting thing is, that's not the only video we have. we also have the video from labor day that was in cleveland, ohio, where she was giving a speech and for the first several
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minutes, she went into a coughing fit that she laughed off. but i can tell you from sitting there, at that location -- need i go on. we also have the coughing fit there on the campaign plane. so all of these pictures, these images just help raise more and more concerns and it, i think, tells the campaign that you're going to have to handle this in a certain way and make public more information than you have in the past. that speech in cleveland, mrs. clinton had the coughing fit and then got stronger as she went on. i was wondering whether she was going to make it through the speech. the video and what's been going on raises more questions as the critics say, mrs. clinton could have a health problem. >> poppy, can i make one last point? >> i have to get a quick break in. we'll be right back with our entire panel right after this. the headline again, hillary
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clinton cancelling a two-day trip to the west coast after the democratic candidate for president was diagnosed with pneumonia on friday. much more of our breaking news ahead. this one's got detachable keys it comes with a pen so you can write as you please this mac doesn't have any of that it's less useful like a hat for your cat surface has touch and a beautiful screen you can see things like they've never been seen this mac doesn't quite compare it's slower, heavy, and a bit square fold it in half, hello when you start lighter than air, you can doodle a heart yes it's plain to see the surface pro 4 is made for me get between you and life's dobeautiful moments.llergens flonase gives you more complete allergy relief. most allergy pills only control one inflammatory substance. flonase controls 6. and six is greater than one. flonase changes everything. ♪
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welcome back to our viewers in the united states and around the world. we're following breaking news tonight. the hillary clinton campaign confirming now that she will no longer travel to california to campaign and fund-raise tomorrow. this after being diagnosed with pneumonia. the announcement coming after a bystander captured this video of clinton leaving a 9/11 commemoration ceremony early today in new york. you can see her struggling to get in a van. she wobbles a bit and seems to stumble. the secret service is around her. her doctor says she overheated
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at the event. taken then to her daughter chelsea's apartment. she emerged a short time later and said to the crowds she felt great. clinton's campaign and her doctor deciding she needs more time to rest. she will not make that trip to the west coast. let me bring in joe johns. cnn presidential historian douglas brinkley, cnn political analyst and former presidential analyst david gergen and political commentator carl bernstein, the author of "a woman in charge -- the life of hillary rodham clinton." you wanted to jump in. your thoughts? >> she has two weeks to get these health records out. the first debate is two weeks away. she wants to dispose of this issue before she gets there. if, in fact, her health is good, this will be a two day, three-day story and she can go into the debate on the offensive. i put all my tax records out
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there, my health records out there and you, donald trump, you've been hide, hiding, hiding and owe it to the american people to put it out. she can put him on the defensive. if she waits beyond the two weeks, both sides will be under pressure and they'll be on the defensive. i'd think she'd do it now and maybe the end of this week. >> carl bernstein, do you think now she'll be off the trail. she's not going to california for two days. we don't know whether she'llon the trail elsewhere in the next two days. she's not going to the west coast. if she is off the trail for a few days, do you think some of the big names, you know, need to get out there and campaign for her? do we need to see more of tim kaine, president obama campaigning for her, joe biden, in her absence or does that draw attention to her absence? >> no, i think they'll be out there from here until election day. and we know that already. i think that there's one thing that the campaign and the press can do here. and that is to demand that
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donald trump, appear with his doctor and particularly records that have to do with heart statensta stat statins, stents. are there problems there as we would of any candidate of this age. also the heart records of mrs. clinton. i think we're starting to break through here and that we need to be asking these questions in the next two weeks or real opportunity for the press and for both of these candidates to level with us. >> from a historical perspective, as a presidential historian, how do health events akin to this affect the voter this far out? less than two months out from an election? >> well, let's remember when barack obama in 2012 ran against mitt romney, he was preparing for the debates. he prepared in henderson, nevada. sea level or below sea level and the debate was in denver and he did terribly in his first debate and blamed it on altitude
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sickness. elections can hinge on thyseese sorts of things. the other problem hillary clinton faces if she doesn't release medical records quickly is that donald trump just might do it. release his and hold a press conference and start demanding she does. and she would suddenly be in a defensive crouch. you know, john kerry, when he ran in 2004, had prostate cancer. it slowed him down. that was in the spring of '04. really 58 days until the election. this is an inconvenient illness and she's going to have to figure out a way to find this as a positive this week. that would only be by talking straight to the prerks being transparent and releasing her medical records the way carl bernstein just suggested. >> the campaign was not transparent in this diagnosis. they got this diagnosis on friday. this morning when she had the stumble and had to leave early and get in the van her campaign
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same out and the only detail was she, quote, overheated, and it was hours and hours later until this evening when her doctor released this statement, joe johns, that she, indeed, was diagnosed with pneumonia. do we have any idea from the campaign or advisers on why they didn't come out with this sooner? >> absolutely not a cloue. hillary clinton had a very busy day on friday and poured through that day. she had a meeting with national security advisers from both parties. sat down and talked to them. then walked out and gave a statement. and took a few questions. she had that interview with chris cuomo, with cnn. then she went to the fund-raiser that night. so full day for hillary clinton there. and a little bit of rest time yesterday, then back over to the memorial today, and that's when we actually saw the effects of it. no clear indication from the campaign about why they didn't
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just put out a statement and say she's not doing well right now. she has pneumonia. and she needs to rest. it's -- this is the middle of a very tough campaign. and the numbers are pretty close. and i wouldn't be surprised if we went and asked questions about that, it might be that the candidate herself was a little reluctant. >> i would like to add one thing here, if we do. and that is that her lack of transparency, which goes back way back to the arkansas years, has for the most part served her and bill clinton well, which is to say they have won. but this election cycle, it has not served her well. it has almost buried her. it has made donald trump a credible possibility for the presidency of the united states. at least in terms of the numb s numbers. it's not working. 4 hasn't worked. and it seems to me that she's
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got an opportunity here to change directions at exactly the right moment. perhaps nudged by this incident. and open up and go to the person who those around her rightly say has got so much to say on the substance. >> i've got to leave it there. douglas brinkley, david gergen, joe johns, carl bernstein. coming up, how both candidates handle today's news going forward on the campaign trail. you're watching cnn. ♪ [cheering] ♪ the highly advanced audi a4.
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welcome back to our continuing coverage. the headline, hillary clinton will not be making a planned fund-raising trip to california, thus after she was diagnosed with pneumonia.
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we just learned about this diagnosis tonight. her competitor in this race, he has not ylt responded to the news she has been diagnosed with pneumonia. sources tell us that the trump campaign wants to be respectful of clinton's health. they say surrogates and staff are being told to keep quiet and avoid posting anything on social media about this. this approach is different from what we've seen from the trump campaign with both the candidate and his campaign and top surrogates questioning clinton's health and stamina. let's talk all about it. brian stelter is a cnn media correspondent and host of "reliable sources." you were making the point earlier. if it was a previous republican candidate running against hillary clinton, they would have said something already. >> i think barack obama or john mccain or mitt romney or any other candidate would weigh in with well wishes, condolences, express concern. we haven't seen trump do that today. we also haven't seen him take any jabs or critiques of
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clinton. he's been silent. partly because of the 9/11 anniversary. that will change tomorrow if some of his campaign aides are on television. sounds like they'll try and take the high road. all of trump's supporters and all americans are aware of the ideas and questions about clinton's health. trump doesn't need to spread it any further. >> the campaign did not make it clear on friday she had a pneumonia diagnosis. who knows if we would have ever been told. >> we should acknowledge the fear a lot of viewers have when they see that video. the concern. if you are a clinton supporter, you are concerned. if you are a trump supporter you may be concerned. it's a scary thing to see, to see a politician or anybody stumbling that way. let's acknowledge the fear. kand dates are allowed to get sick. many think we're probably making much ado about nothing. since baskets are in the news
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this week. for months, there have been sick conspiracy theories suggesting clinton is on death's door. the national enquirer has a horrible photo shop of clinton suggesting she's in dire straits. there's not evidence for that. that bask set outrage. there's a second basket that's accurate, fair. legitimate questions. legitimate scrutiny about her health. and today fuels all those legitimate questions. we've got to have a conversation this week about clinton and trump releasing medical records as your guests were saying earlier. >> you have said this election is about strength and you believe hillary clinton is being treated somewhat differently because of her gender. >> we have to consider the gender dynamics. we're talking about the first female nominee in a major party in the united states. women stereotypically for decades, centuries have been depictsed weaker than men. we've seen them across corporate america having to show their
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that flag is now in it's rightful home. it disappeared shortly after the september 11th attacks, but it turned up years later and made it's way all the way back to the site. we have more on this flag's incredible journey. >> reporter: on 9/11 in the burning ashes, three firefighters raised an american flag. it was 5:00 p.m. on a day that changed history. >> this picture became how we said patriotism post-9/11. >> reporter: the iconic image embodied america's resilience. featured in the 2013 cnn film "the flag." it was at yankees stadium and launched the first air strikes against al qaeda in afghanistan. >> never seen grown men and women cry by touching a piece of fabric. and of course, it wasn't just a piece of fabric, was it?
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>> reporter: except it wasn't the right flag. >> somewhere between 9/11 and et yankees stadium ceremony, the flag went missing. >> reporter: the flag, taken by three firefighters from a yacht near ground zero disappeared. hours after the photo was taken. it's fate remained a mystery, until now. about 2900 miles across country in everett, washington, a stranger, identifying himself as a former marine named brian, turned over the flag to local firefighters. >> brian was purporting the flag to be the missing 9/11 flag. >> reporter: and so began a two-year process to determine if it was authentic and get it back home. there was a level of secrecy as to what you potentially had, why? >> i was concerned that there was the potential that a lone terrorist, if they believe there was an american icon in a city
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of 110,000 people, they may want to either try to steal it or destroy it. >> reporter: lead detectives jim and mike created a sketch of brian, hoping to ask him more questions. all they knew he was allegedly given the flag on veteran's day in 2007 by a man who had received it from a 9/11 firefighter's widow. did you ever generate any satisfying leads? >> no, we did not. >> reporter: the break came with forensic scientist william, who painstakingly analyzed photos, fibers, and thousands of particles. comparing them to original ground zero dust. >> the key things would be the composition of the building materials themselves, the concrete, the glass fibers, all those were critical. >> reporter: critical and conclusive. as detectives prepared it for the journey home, they asked a retired nypd officer to make the final fold. >> he actually grabbed on to
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