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here's our breaking news tonight, donald trump the campaign finally says that will president was born in the u.s. this is cnn tonight, i'm don lemon. this has been a long time coming, but why now? plus hillary clinton's lead over donald trump cut in half since last month as she hits the ground running on her first day back on the trail since her
first bout with pneumonia. >> it's great to be back on the campaign trail. >> moon whileanwhile, trump make promise on the economy. >> over the next ten years our economic team estimates under our plan the economy will average 3.5% growth and create a total of 25 million new jobs. >> that's a lot of jobs, but do trump's promises add up and what is it about his taxes that he doesn't want you to know? we're going to talk about all that but i want to get straight to the senior political correspond ecorep correspo correspond, brianna keilar, here's a statement from jason miller with the trump camp, all right, so he talks about hillary clinton's campaign first raised this issue to smear then-candidate barack obama in her very nasty failed 2008
failed campaign for president. this type of vicious and conniving behavior is straight from the play book. hillary clinton was too weak to get an answer. even the msnbc show morning joe admit it was clinton's hints man -- in 2011, mr. trump was able to bring this ugly incident to its conclusion by successfully compelling president obama to release his birth certificate. mr. trump did a great service to the president and to the country by bringing closure to the issue that hillary clinton and her team first raised. inarguab inarguably, donald trump is a closer, obtaining president obama's birth certificate when others could not and is devoted to taking care of radical islamic terrorism, and rebuilding and making our inner cities safe again. why do you think he release
today tonight, brian? >> i don't think he did release it tonight check che it chetonight. there are so many things, when you said just hours ago published by the "washington post" where he said i'll answer that at the right time, you just don't want to answer it yet, he has not answered it yet. we don't know if he's going to tweet this or if he's going to say this in the next interview, that's really the question and you have jason miller, a spokesman, saying he believes barack obama was born in the united states, but don, we've heard this from a number of not just surrogates but top campaign aides, so until the candidate speaks for himself on this, it doesn't really change anything because this jason miller statement about this -- and of course you know, the campaign is saying these things were approved by donald trump, but it's just not the same as donald trump. the other thing is i guess it's a brilliant move in a way they
have a lot of falsities going up and out when it comes to the orgens of the birther movement and trying to kind of obsolve donald trump of that it. doesn't pass a fact check because they're saying that origins of this have to do with hillary clinton and hillary clinton wasn't able to get an answer. when you go to 2011, that isn't the case, the way it is characterized, it isn't true. there's really a number of things that need to be fact-checked here. >> i'll ask you the same question. why now? >> a couple things. one is, i think donald trump is stepping on his own message by not acknowledging it right away with the "washington post." what he did, don, tonight or at least for the campaign tonight, tried to put it to bed. he gave his most detailed policy speech, on the biggest facing the country and the economy and what we're not talking about was the economy. your we not talking about his economic speech?
because he chose to do an interview with the "washington post" last night they knew would publish today, he knew would publish today where he refused answer the birther question. at the same time you have hillary clinton sliding not only in national polls, but in all the battleground polls. so this should be a nice where donald trump should be excelling, but he was not and i think that's one of the reasons why we saw it released tonight. >> also the other interesting thing is, hillary clinton tonight, speaking at the hispanic quack hispanic caucus in washington i want to get her response, but the quote earlier mark was referencing, he says when he was asked by the "washington post" about this birther issue he says, i'll answer that question at the right time. i just don't want to answer it yet. so it's up there on that -- do we have hillary clinton's response to that this evening? this was before the statement came out. we're going to show you how this all happened. play this. >> today, he did it again.
he was asked one more time, where was president obama born. and he still wouldn't say hawaii. he still wouldn't say america. this man wants to be our next president? when will he stop this ugliness, this bigotry? >> so that happened earlier and then the statement comes out, mark, this evening not long after that comment from hillary clinton when we were talking about the timing of this and why to 20. again, this is a statement, this is not from donald trump's mouth. this is from steven miller, who is one of -- jason miller, one of the campaign's advisors. so he's saying this. we have been talking about you know his outreach to african-americans. this is very important to african-americans, but is this really for african-americans
saying he was born in the united states? >> in their minds but if you look at it in a strategic political sense, it's more about playing to white voters in key states who feel uncomfortable about donald trump being a birther or talking about birtheri birtherism, or taking credit for saying that donald trump -- that barack obama was not born in the united states. the fact of the matter is, historically right now, in modern history, republicans are not going on do well with african-americans. we know that. we know if you look at the numbers right now, that it is the -- the numbers are terrible. now they may say if you look at it right now, donald trump is doing a lot better in the polls. but at the end of the day, the african-american vote is not a voting block, don, that you can expect is going to go towards the gop. howev however there are white republicans, white independents who are looking at this race and they don't like to see any -- any talk of racism or what you have and by putting this to bed, that helps him.
>> this was april 27th, 2011, president obama, listen to this. >> we do not have time for this kind of silliness. we've got better stuff do. i've got better stuff to do. we've got big problems to solve, and i'm confident we can solve them but we're going to have to focus on them. not on this. >> okay. so then even after the president, that was right -- the day the president released his long form birth certificate and he put it out and went to do a press conference, and after he did that in 2011, in 2012 and 2013, this is a sample of some of his tweets, he said how amazi amazing, the state health director, who verified president obama's birth certificate died in a plane crash today all others lived, and an extremely credible source has called my office and said barack obama's birth certificate is a fraud.
so brianna keilar, even if he sort of doubled down he didn't believe it was so. >> and honestly, i don't know if it those things are true, so i just going to say we've seen reporters dig into some of this where donald trump had said even prerelease that he had sent people to hawaii to try and track this down and that what he was getting back you know was very interesting. well, according to reporters who looked into this, records officials say that there was never any inquiry from donald trump or an associate of his about barack obama's birth certifica certificate. we haven't seen proof he made that inquiry. what does seem to have happened is that donald trump took the birther movement and he ran with it and he did so to some popularity. he saw his rating, he saw his approval ratings, his numbers, his standings in the polls go up at a time when he was being rumored to be considering a run
back in 2012, and this was part of his entree kind of connecting with some of the republican base. but i would just say again what i find something about this statement is -- and i think windwe have to be very responsible in saying this, it's not from donald trump. it is from a spokesman there have been a number of campaign officials who have said donald trump does believe barack obama was born in the u.s., but just hours ago, he would not say that. so when does he say that? maybe he is going to say that. is he going to say that? when? these are the questions and until he actually says it whether that's by him tweeting something that we know is a tweet from him or by him saying something in an interview and saying something publicly, then this is not the word of donald trump. this is the word of the campaign and we've heard this before. >> how -- and considering what he has said about it, on tape, an interview he gave to meredith vierra a talking about sending
investigators to hawaii, which you said there were no inquiries, as far as you know. >> reporters were able to find there were indeed investigators who went there were inquiries certainly into at least finding the records, don. >> yeah, so having said that, when you look at what he said and you look at the tweets of him doubling down saying that he didn't think the birth certificate was real, how does -- if this does come out of his mouth, mark, how does this not come off his pandering or inauthentic? >> i think it -- it's fine. you have to pander. you have to be a politician. he's always said that he's not a politician, and that he's an outsider, but when you're running for president, you're a politician and you have to, and i hate to say it, you have to flip-flop and change your positions. the problem with donald trump in this position is that he is have flip-flopped a long time ago. >> does he have to apologize? >> i don't think he's going to apologize. i mean whether he has to apologize, that's in the person who believes that he has to or
doesn't have, to clearly from the statement, it doesn't appear that he's going to apologize, but i don't think he's going to. >> bryan a do you want to say something? >> he's saying he did a great -- his spokesman said he did a great service to the president and the country. i mean, i think probably most people would disagree with that assessment of the situation. the way most people under what went down with the birther movement was this was an attempt to delegitimatize the first african-american in the united states that had racist over tones, overtones, a tones, undertones and all kinds of tones and you saw the african-american community was wounded when someone was questioning where barack obama was born, whether or not he was a muslim, and this was sort of a dog whistle to say more to the effect of him being black than
just to the fact he's not born here or a christian. >> you said overtones, undertones, and there may be tone deaf when it comes to this because the statement is making this as some great thing rather than just saying i'm sorry, i was wrong. thank you. when we come right back, more reaction to the trump campaign statement that president obama was born in the u.s. what if a company that didn't make cars made plastics that make them lighter? the lubricants that improved fuel economy. even technology to make engines more efficient. what company does all this? exxonmobil, that's who. we're working on all these things to make cars better and use less fuel. helping you save money and reduce emissions. and you thought we just made the gas. energy lives here. w...i was always searching for ways to manage my symptoms.
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breaking news tonight, the trump campaign finally says that president obama was actually born here in the u.s. we'll continue to follow that bit of breaking news. i want to bring in mark preston and joining me james woolsey, cnn advisor, to the trump campaign, and julia cayane, the author of security month. there's much more news to talk about than the breaking news. let's talk about these polls first, mark. they're out and the gap between hillary clinton and donald trump is shrinking. according to cnn's poll, trump gets 43, hillary clinton gets 41 when asked for the choice of president. what do you make of these numbers? >> let's just say this whole discussion about birtherism is tied to the discussion we'll have for the next few minutes because when it has done is overhove overshadowed donald trump's policy overseas and certainly with the economy. however, the bad news for
hillary clinton is we've seen a trend over the past couple weeks starting with a cnn national poll that was questioned at the time that showed that she was losing support. we've seen this in ohio, we've seen this in florida, we've now seen this in the state of michigan right now, which is a democratic state. it should be a democratic state and we're seeing in virginia, as well where the polls are slipping. you talked about birtherism and the question about african-american votes. was this an effort by donald trump to reach out to black americans to come vote for him? perhaps it wasn't, perhaps it wasn't. i think it tends to be -- it will help him with white voters in some of these key states. what is interesting is hillary clinton has lost black voters in the state of michigan by 11 points in 30 days. those voters did not go to donald trump. those voters -- those hillary clinton voters went to jill stein and gary johnson.
we're going to see hillary clinton try to ramp up two key constituencies. you heard in this last hour she and her surrogates are going to work young voters, millennial voters in ohio and we're going to see michelle obama in virginia tomorrow trying to get the african-american vote and young voters. >> i mentioned ambassador you're a senior advisor but you're advising him on issues as it comes to national security, not birtherism, correct? >> absolutely right. let's talk about some of the things at stake. hillary clinton discussed that, let's listen. >> just a few days ago, he said that if another country's troops taunted ours, not fired at them, but taunted them, just taunts, he'd responded -- he would respond by blowing them out of the water. he would start a war over that.
that is jump one more reason my friends why the stakes in this election are as high as any in our lifetimes. >> as an advisor on these issues, how do you counter those kinds of attacks, ambassador? >> i guess i'd point out that colin powell in his in his e-mails that were made public yesterday, i think, said at one point, that hillary screwed up essentially everything she touched by hubris, and hubris is more important than taunts. one needs to not set one's self up as a be-all, and end-all of decision-making in government. you've got to have a collegial approach where people can get together in the cabinet room if that's where they are, and talk and move ideas around and decide what to do.
>> he also said that he insinuated that donald trump would be, you know, a national security disaster and he says he was a pariah, and a national embarrassment. >> colin kind of went after everybody in that set of e-mails. >> you used to run the cia and you are in a unique position of understanding how foreign governments will react to the u.s. overseas. based on what you know, does any -- is trump the right man to do this? >> well, i think that he could handle those matters, yes. i do. i don't know him well at all. i've only met him once for about ten minutes in a discussion, but i was asked to provide advice on national security matters, and i have an area of expertise that if an american president or president to be wants to get my judgment, i'm glad to give it. i think that's kind of a
citizen's obligation. >> juliet, what is the biggest national security threat right now, do you believe? >> i think the most immediate national security threat is clearly isis. it's not -- i don't think it's an extenstial threat, i think it's an instability in syria and iraq. the solution is just not clear, not in the sense we don't know what the solution will be, but the solution is going to take a multi-facetted approach both there in iraq and syria with the ceasefire, it's going to be getting deals out of russia and getting support out of turkey, making sure the gulf states stay committed committed to fighting yisis and use it as a priority, and obviously on the stuff i focus o putting great defenses in the homeland, making sure our first responders are supported and prepared. these -- this is what is sort of the immediate threat. but as jim who i've known for a
long time, i couldn't disagree with him more right now, but as jim knows what we think is in the inbox is going to be something different when this president -- the next president comes into certainly into later in the term, so what you need is someone who is qualified to do that, there's no question in my mind. i think it's why so many people with national security are supporting hillary clinton, that it's nimbleness, and it's a sense of wanting to understand that america simply cannot sort of scream its way to peace. i mean you just can't, right? and we need to get the russians sometimes but we need to be mad at them sometimes and need to be supportive of the chinese sometimes but we also need to make sure they do something about north korea, so that is what is sorgt t of disconcertin right now is this whole world is really complicated and it's sort of coming down to issues not related to i think the
complexity that the next president needs. >> a.m. bass dombassador woolse the biggest national threat and. >> i think the infrastructure of the united states, is vulnerability to hacking, to electro magnetic pulse, whether in with small devices or with a nuclear detonation in space. >> would russia be one of those when it comes to hacking? because when i interviewed president -- when i interviewed secretary clinton earlier today -- actually yesterday that aired today, she said that she was concerned about you know donald trump's possible connections to the kremlin and to putin and all the other things he said about putin, and her concern was over hacking and the russians were trying to influence the election. >> hacks ing part ing is an imp, and electro magnetic pulse is in some ways far more quickly lethal to a much larger number of people than hacking.
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donald trump speaking today at the economic club of new york claiming his proposals will boost the economy to an annual growth rate of 4% and create 25 million new jobs. here is andre bauer, former lieutenant governor of south carolina, and william cohen, the contributor editor at vanity fair, joining me via skype this evening. thank you, gentlemen. let's go through and talk about this. here is -- he gave his economic speech. donald trump, major economic speech today, he's promising 25 million new jobs, massive tax cuts as i said.
listen in, we'll discuss. >> we're a nation that came to the west, dugo out the panama canal and won two world wars and put a man on the moon. it's time to start thinking big once again. that's why i believe it's time to establish a national goal of reaching 4% economic growth. and migray great economists don want me to say this, but i think we can do better than that. now they're upset. they'll be very upset, but i think we can do and maybe substantially better than that. in working with my economic team, we put together a plan that puts us on track to achieve that goal over the next ten years our economic team estimates that under our plan the economy will average 3.5% growth and create a total of 25
million new jobs. >> okay. so william he's promising to do the tax cuts and all this major growth without touching entitlements, is that realistic? >> don, you're talking about a guy who supposed to graduated first from his class who is supposedly a billionaire. his economic plan is somewhere in fantasy land. this is completely unrealistic in every aspect of it. you're not going to have growth in excess of 4%, and you're not going to create 25 million jobs. i hate to be pessimistic. this is a trickle help down, republican-reagan-esque plan. he's cutting taxes for everyone he's shrinking the deficits, doing everything under the sun and it's not going to work. >> i want to get andre in. do you think these policies will produce these results? >> well, we saw how bad they were for the reagan years.
you're talking about a young guy that walked into new york city and at 27 years old he said i'm going to change the skyline in new york and people scoffed, they laughed. you can pick somebody -- >> specifically these policies, andre. more specifically -- >> sure. >> -- do you think he can do that? will they work? >> as a business person -- being i was working on my taxes, routiroute reducing regulations. i've got a seven-figure project, stopping my project over one letter, stopping jobs, stopping building, he talked about unleashing keystone pipeline for years, he's talking about tapping into that enerwhere we create jobs on our soil. scrapping job-killing trade deals. what he's talking about is getting the objectio ox out of . this is what business people
come up with. i hope he starts talking about term limits and kicking the bums out of washington because style ideas will not fix these problems we've had for decades. >> basically he's saying it's bureaucracy in part. >> you know that is one thing i do agree with him. we are an overreregulat-regulat economy. we need smart regulations, not ridiculous regulations. donald trump is acting jump lste a politician. he's promising these pie-in-the-sky things, and he's making people feel like he's going to deliver and there's no bay -- the math does just add up. you captain creannot create 25 w jobs, and cut this economy 4% and cutting taxes and the revenue of the federal government so deficits are going
to be huge and it's not going to be balanced even though he claims it is. t >> andre, the other thing he's promising is he's going to put miners and steelworkers back to work. how is he going to do that is this. >> don, i would reference in myrtle beach where they're shutting another coal-burning plan down because of this current administration's regulations. they shut down a plant that had been there i believe since the '30s but that plan success shut down and disassembled and creating jobs temporarily. he unleashed a bold plan. i'm not looking for somebody that can tell me how they've done it for the last 40 years in washington. i want a business person -- >> the question is how is he going to do that and bring back those jobs that may no longer exist? >> right off the bat, i don't think anybody can argue there are trillions of dollars with companies offshore. he said bring that money back to
the united states of america, flat 10% tax to re-patriate that money. that's trillions of dollars to invest in new jobs and new factories and new opportunities for the other 90% that goes into the states to create new opportunities. >> i've got to run. thank you, andre and william. i appreciate it. coming up, hillary clinton has a strong reaction to the trump campaign statement that president obama was born in this country. ♪ two, please. (man) it was his turn to buy the next round. it just happened to be during... (crowd cheers) ...a huge pick six. a play so big, years from now it will be known as simply "the pick." it's a shame, but it's also a badge of honor
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hillary clinton's campaign reacting tonight to the trump campaign statement barack obama was born in the united states. paris denard, director of outreach for george w. bush, and bakari sellers, a clinton supporter, andy dean, former president of trump productions and cnn political contributor, van jones, welcome paris, and bakari. thank you very much for coming in, everyone this evening. paris, hillary clinton's campaign responded tonight to the trump statement tweetsing, president obama's successor cannot and will not be the man who led the racist birther movement, period. your reaction, paris?
>> i think if you look at current polls across the country you see mr. trump doing very well and leading in states like ohio and florida and so he may very will be -- donald trump may very will be the next president of the united states and i disagree with the premise he's racist or sexist and bigoted. i believe this birther issue is something that is a distraction. the campaign came out tonight saying mr. trump believes president obama was born in the united states of america. i believe that's case closed and we should move first on issues more americans are more concerned about around the kitchen tables. >> you don't want to hear it out of his mouth instead of from a campaign surrogate or spokesperson? >> when the campaign puts something out, we should take it at face value that's what the campaign and their trump believes. >> bakari, bryan fallon, do you want to respond, bakari? >> i think the statement was a
lie and disengenius. that is alike bob allowing the core for change. it's who they are, and how they rose to this asceni on in politics and has so much racism and bigotrbigotry. the fact he's a coward and cannot stand in front of a camera, when asked, is the president of the united states born in this country, that's cowardness at its finest. it struck me in a place that was very visceral and it just -- it just made me more angry than i thought i could be in dealing with this bigotry that's been going on far too long, don. >> andy, dean? >> i just -- i once again i think bakari's a great guy, but i feel like donald trump can't win because tonight he was very clear that he believes that barack obama was born in the united states and over the past
couple weeks -- >> jason miller said that. >> -- donald trump has said that -- donald trump hasn't said anything. >> on behalf of the campaign. hold on, on behalf of the campaign. >> kellyanne conway and rudy giuliani said that. >> donald trump himself -- don, if i could -- okay. don, donald trump has said now, through the campaign that barack obama was born in the united states, but more importantly, we know that donald trump has been out seriously engaged in outreach to the african-american community over the last couple weeks. he visited dr. van carson and speaking in african-american churches and the breaking news isn't so much about this obama birthplace issue; it's about how donald trump is it doing in the tracking polls with african-americans and if you just look at the l.a. times -- and that's a liberal paper -- the l.a. times polls has donald trump at 19% among the 300 voters they track and that shows that donald trump is really -- you know his message is getting
through about jobs, and about security in the inner city and that's the important thing here is that trump cares about african-americans. >> we're sticking to this issue, which is big enough you know news they decided to put out a press release. you can bring that in, please. they decided to bring out a press release this evening at 10:00 right after we went on the air and started discussing. thank you very much. i'm going to ask you this, van jones. bryan fallon, press secretary, also tweeted tonight that trump needs to say it himself on camera and admit he was wrong for trying to delegitimate myself the country's first an can american president. would that be enough? >> certainly if he did that, that would be enough for -- for us, it would probably really hurt him with his own base because i don't think his base likes him apologizing to anybody, which is why he never apologizes to anybody. listen, this is -- this represents an acknowledgement of a reality frankly, don that you've been talking about for a long time. this is the toxic goo that he
cannot rub off his shoe and walk into any black community. he's out there, he's talking, he's trying, but this has been hanging over him and no matter how many times the trump people say it's not racist, it's not racist, it struck people and felt deeply racist because of the context in which it was being said and the way it was being done so he's begun to scrape it off of his shoe. he's going to have to say it on camera and if he doesn't say it on camera, they'll raise it at the debate, and at some point he's going to have to be in front of a real human being and open his mouth and say, this president was born here, and when that happens, it will be a victory for people who have insisted that this racist campaign against the president end and we're not there yet. >> paris, before you respond, i want to say as we were discussing this earlier as it broke here, there were people in this room that e-mail me, on social media, who are saying don, there are also don't just frame it in the sense
african-americans were offended by this. we as white people were offended and see the racism in it, as well. it's no not just african-americans who take offense. there are many people not of color who also take offense to it. >> and i'm not denying that people are -- were or are offended by the birther movement, which i believe started back in 2007-2008. >> they're offended by the role of donald trump in the movement. >> and i think also it was started by not hillary clinton herself, but members of her campaign back in '07 and '08. >> supporters of hillary clinton? >> supporters of hillary clinton started the whisper campaign in
'07 and '08. if ywant to hear an apology, i would like an apology about her comment about 14 million people calling them a basket of deplorables. >> hold on, bakari. >> i would like an on camera apology, as well. >> i spoke to her about that and she said she again put out the statement saying she regrets saying the part where half of them, but she does not say deplorable -- she said for doing deplore ab deplore ableab deplorable things. >> let me tell you how many of a load of crap the statement was tonight. the fact is in his statement he said in 2011, he put this to rest, and he was very happy to come into the rescue of the president of the united states and compel him to issue his birth certificate. actually, in 2012, '13, and '14, he questioned whether or not the birth certificate was real and he went and said that a murder that someone died in aemttempt
hide the birth certificate in hawa hawaii. there was nothing about this that was honest, so to van's point, even if he sits in front of a camera and says i somehow think the president of the united states is born in the united states of america, we are still have to ask questions, and we have to ask why did you think this in the first place? when did you disavow this? why did you disavow this? we can't let donald trump say, i think the president of the united states is born in america and now turning the page. >> okay. we'll be right back. 3, 2, 1 [whispered 'rocket']
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. back now with my panel. paris you were mentiontion the deplorable comment. i spoke to her with my colleagues this morning. >> i have said donald trump has run a deplorable campaign. he has accepted support and been cheered on by the likes of david duke, the former grand wizard of the klu klux klan and other white supremists. amazing the other day his running mate called david duke
dploerable. >> and there's longer sound track talking about the birther movement. did it give her more or less ammunition. >> i don't think it was more but just reinforces the theme out there the clinton campaign is running scared about mr. trump's continual sustained positive engagement with the african-american community. i believe they're threatened as the polls change and they reignite the past issues and try to reinforce a narrative about mr. trump that's false. i still didn't hear her apologize and not truthful in how she articulated what she actually said in that p prewritten, on teleprompter statement about half the supporters a basket of the
deplorablesment wasn't honest and not an apology. >> he's right in initially said half the voters deplorable. in this interview said the campaign is deplorable. but it's bizarre to hear a trump supporter for taking hillary clinton to task for adjusting herself and donald trump within one sentence flip-flops 12 different ways. if you're offended that hillary clinton said something and later on said something different i don't know how you can sit in your chair as a trump support are www.falling out of it, he does that all the time. >> i'm offended by the first statement, the attack on the people supporting president -- sorry, mr. trump. >> not president yet. paris you're right to take offense to that initial formulation. for her to say half of all the
supporters are in the basket of the deplorables and wrong for her to say. here's what i love about hillary clinton is expressed regret and moved on and don't see similar from donald trump when makes mistakes and moves on. is that enough regret for you. >> i don't think she did acknowledge. if you listen to the clip said the campaign was deplorable and then she said the supporters are deplorable and not only words but where she said it. elite fundraiser with barbra streisand and elite crowd. this is what hillary clinton believes rest of the flyover country is like, basket cases and cave dwellers. >> we're discussing donald trump and birther thing and he's
saying now he believes that president was born in the united states. and it's okay adjust and you both say move on to talk about issues. but it's not okay for hillary clinton to adjust but okay for donald trump to adjust over something he didn't express regret for and still hasn't. didn't come out of his mouth. why the double standard? >> it's double standard. woor all human beings and nobody is perfect. especially politicians. donald trump was clear that barack obama has been born in the united states. he's the one that got the proof, whether people liked that or not. hillary clinton didn't acknowledge what she said and misdirected and said calling the complain deplorable but calling the voters that support him. >> didn't she earlier? >> she expressed regret.
i'm dumbfounded that andy dean is giving donald trump props for closing the deal and showing that first african-american president is -- thank you is never going to say -- >> we're out of time. will donald trump apologize? we'll be looking forward to see that. stay tuned to cnn. we'll be right back.
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