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>> i'm watching brooke baldwin. a day of unprecedented events in a day named unorthodox, historic. michelle obama will headline a campaign event for former first lady hillary clinton. we will take that live from george mason university in virginia. but first to the day that will go go down in campaign history. donald trump's concession speech, all 61 words of it. the republican nominee finally admitting after years of pushing this deceptive conspiracy theory that president obama indeed was born in the united states. but did trump apologize? no. did he explain why he changed his mind? nope. did he falsely blame hillary clinton for starting the rumor in the first place? yes, he did. >> hillary clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the
birther controversy. i finished it. i finished it, you know what i mean. president barack obama was born in the united states, period. now we all want to get back to making america strong and great again. thank you. thank you very much. [ applause ] >> in admitting the truth, trump offered up two more falsehoods. first, he did not "finish it," as he said. he fed into the controversy three years after president obama first showed his birth certificate. secondly, hillary clinton did not start it. now that we're clear, for more on that, let me go to cnn's tom foreman who will explain how the lie started that the president was not born in the u.s. tom, go for it? >> brooke, there are basically three claims in the course of this. here's the first one. the birther issue was first raised by hillary clinton's '08
campaign. there was some little buzz among some people out there around '07 about the idea of whether or not barack obama might be a muslim, he is not, he is christian. that maybe he's not american. >> first lady mobl. -- michelle obama. >> hey! [ cheers and applause ] >> how are you guys doing? wow! thank you, guys. look at you! my goodness! [ cheers and applause ] well, let's get started here. you guys have been standing up for a while, right? so let's start talking about
some stuff first of all, let me just say, i am thrilled to be here today to support the next president and vice president of the united states, hillary clinton and tim kaine. yes. i have to do a few thank yous before we go in. i want to thank henry for that wonderful introduction, for sharing his story. i want to thank all the members of congress who were here today, representatives bobby scott, jerry connolly, and i also want to recognize our outstanding dnc chair donna brazile. [ applause ] i hear she lit it up. and i want to thank charity forrer if fabulous remarks. [ cheers and applause ] and, of course, i have to recognize another great first lady of virginia heigright here
dorothy mcauliffe right here. so glad she could join us. and, of course, to all of you, students of george mason university! [ cheers and applause ] look at you all! now, let me say, it is so hard to believe that it is less than two months to election day. and that my family is almost at the end of our time at the white house. it's almost time. and let me say i have to say -- [ crowd chanting "four more years" ] >> no, no. let me say this. you have me and barack working on your behalf for the rest of our lives, so no need to worry.
we're going to be here. but let me just tell you, this time is really bittersweet for me. it's a time of real transition for me and barack and our girls. my husband's going to need a new job. [ laughter ] i'm going to have to find a job. we're going to be moving to a new home so we'll have to pack. we've got to get the old house cleaned up so we can get our security deposit back. [ laughter ] but in all seriousness, this isn't just a time of transition for my family but for our entire country as we decide who our next president will be. and transitions like this can be difficult. they involve a lot of uncertainty. and we saw that in 2008 when barack was first elected i don't know if many of you were old enough to remember -- [ laughter ] do you remember? but back then, people had all kinds of questions about what
kind of president barack would be. things like "does he understand us? will he protect us?" and then, of course there were those who questioned and continue to question for the past eight years up through this very day whether my husband was even born in this country. [ boos ] well, during his time in office i think barack has answered those questions with the example he set by going high when they go low. [ cheers and applause ] and he's answered these questions with the progress that we've achieved together. progress like bringing health dire 20 million people. [ cheers and applause ] . creating 15 million private
sector jobs. helping millions of young people like all of you afford college. expanding lgbt rights and marriage equality so marriage equality is now the law of the land and we just learned that last year the typical household income rose by $2800 which, by the way, is the largest one-year jump on record. and 3.5 million people were lifted out of poverty, that's the biggest one-year decrease in poverty in nearly 50 years. [ cheers and applause ] you hear me? [ cheers and applause ] all right. but even after all this progress it's understandable that folks are feeling a little uncertain as we face the next transition.
so the question is for all of you and all of us for the nation is how we do we sort through all the negativity and the name calling in this election and choose the right foreign lead our country forward? well, as someone who's seen the presidency up close and personal here's what i've learned about this job. first and foremost this job is hard. okay? this is the highest stakes most 24/7 job you can possibly imagine the issues that cross a president's desk are never easy. none of them. they're never black and white. just think about the crises this president has face these last eight years. in his first term alone, barack had the rescue our economy from the worst crisis since the great depression. he had to make the call to take autoosama bin laden. [ cheers and applause ]
he had to work to stop millions of gallons of oil that were gushing into our gulf coast. with he had to respond to devastating natural disasters like hurricane sandy and so much more. so when it comes to the qualifications we should deand in a president, to start with, we need someone who is going to take this job seriously. [ cheers and applause ] someone who will study and prepare so that they understand the issues better than anyone else on their team. and we need someone not with good judgment but with superb judgment in their own right because a president can hire the best advisors on earth but five advisors will give five different opinions and the president and the president alone is always the one to make the final call. believe me. we also need someone who is
steady and measured because when you're making life or death, war or peace decisions, a president can't just pop off. [ cheers and applause ] finally. we need someone who's compassionate, someone who's unifying, someone who will be a role model for our kids. someone who's not just in this for themselves but for good of this country. see at the end of the day, as i've said before the presidency doesn't change who you are it reveals who you are. [ cheers and applause ] and the same thing is true of a presidential campaign. so if a candidate is erratic and threatening if a candidate
traffics in prejudice, fears and lies on the trail, if a candidate has no clear plans to implement their goals. if they disrespect their fellow citizens, including folks who made extraordinary sacrifices for our country, let me tell you, that is who they are. that is the kind of president they will be, trust me. a candidate doesn't suddenly change once they get into the office. just the opposite, in fact, because the minute that individual takes that oath they are under the hottest, harshest light there is and there is no way to hide who they really are. at ain't that that point it's too late, they're the leader of the world's largest economy. the commander-in-chief with the most powerful force on earth. with every word they utter they
can start wars, change the course of this planet. so who in this election is truly ready for this job. who do they pick? it's clear that there's only one person we can trust with those responsibilities. only one person with the qualification and the temperament for that job and that is our friend hillary clinton we know hillary is our person because we've seen her character and commitment not just on the trail but over the course of her entire life. we each seen her dedication to public service. how, after law school she close to be an advocate for kids with
disabilities. she fought for children's health care as first lady, for quality child care as a senator. and when she didn't win the presidency in 2008, she didn't throw in the towel. she once again answered the call to serve, keeping us safe as our secretary of state. and let me tell you, hillary has the resilience that it takes to do this job. see, because when she gets knocked down, she doesn't complain or cry foul. no she gets right back up and she comes back stronger for the people who need her the most. and here is what is also true and i want you all to think about this. hillary is one of the few people on this entire planet -- and clearly the only american this race -- who has any idea what this job entails. who has seen it from every angle. hear me, the staggering stakes,
the brutal hours, the overwhelming stresses. and here's the thing -- she still wants to take it on. see, because, she believes that she has an obligation to use her talents to help as many people as possible. that is what dedication looks like that. so when i hear folks saying they're not inspired this this election, i disagree. i am inspired because for eight years i have had the privilege to see what it takes to do this job and here's what i know for sure. listen to this. right now we have an opportunity to elect one of the most qualified people has ever endeavored to become president.
hillary has been a lawyer, a law professor, first lady of arkansas, first lady of the united states, a u.s. senator, secretary of state, do you hear me? see, that's why i'm inspired by hillary. i'm inspired by
her persistence and consistency. by her heart and her guts and i'm inspired by her life long record of public service. no one in our lifetime has ever had as much experience and exposure to the presidency, not barack, not bill, as he would say, nobody. and, yes, she happened to be a woman. so we cannot afford to squander this opportunity. particularly given the
alternative. because here's what we know. being president isn't anything like reality tv. it's not about sendsing insulting tweets or making fiery speeches, it's about whether or not the candidate can handle the awesome responsibility of leading this country. so george mason, virginia, as you prepare to make this decision, i urge you, i big of you to ignore the chatter and the noise and ask yourself which is candidate really has the experience, the maturity and the demeanor to handle the job i just described to you? which candidates words and actions speak to the future we want for our country and the values we share, values like inclusion and opportunity, service and sacrifice for
others. your answers to these questions on election day will determine who sits in the oval office after barack obama. and let's be clear, elections aren't just about who votes but who doesn't vote. and that is especially true for young people like all of you. in fact, in 2012, voters under the age 306 provided the margin of victory for barack in four key battleground states -- pennsylvania, ohio, florida, and right here in virginia. [ cheers and applause ] without those votes barack would have lost those states and he would have lost that election, period, end of story. so for any of you thinking that
one person can't make a difference
this election i want you to consider this, back in 2012 barack won virginia by about 150,000 votes. when you break that down the difference in between winning and losing the state was only 31 votes per precinct. 31 votes. he won ohio. [ someone in the audience screams ] [ laughter ] in ohio the difference there was just nine votes per precinct. do you hear me? in florida the difference was six votes per precinct. take that in, those are real numbers. that's how elections, especially the presidential election, are won and lost on a handful of votes. so there are plenty of states
where each of you could swing an entire precinct and win this election for hillary clinton by getting yourselves, your friends and few family members out to vote but it's going take work. yes, we can. it's going to take work. it's going to take work. [ crowd chanting "yes we can. requests we can do this. we can and we must. but here's the thing, it's not enough to just come to a rally. it isn't. not enough to just get a few selfies. [ laughter ] it's not enough to just get angry and speak out. we have to work and make that change and take action and that starts with electing folks who will stand with you and fight with you.
that's why you need to get yourself and everyone you know registered to vote today. we have volunteers here. if you're not registered i want you to find them. before you leave, find them and get registered before you leave this build iing. then we need you to get to work, knocking on doors, making calls, thinking about the handful of votes that you can carry and get people on election day. you can sign up to volunteer with any of the staff who are here so get it done, right, george mason? work your hearts out. and as you're working your hearts out for hillary, if you start to feel tired or discouraged by all the negativity in this election.
if you want
to hide out under the bed and come out when it's over, i want you to remember this. the choice you make on november 8 will determine whether you can afford college tuition. it will determine whether you can keep your health care when you graduate. on november 8 you will decide whether we have a president who believes in science and will fight climate change or not. you will decide if we have a president who will honor our proud history as a nation of immigrants or not. [ cheers and applause ] you will decide whether we have a president who thinks that women deserve the right to make their own choices about their bodies and their health. [ cheers and applause ] or not. here's the thing -- at a time when incomes are rising by thousands of dollars, when millions of people are being
lifted out of poverty, ask yourselves, is now really the time to fundamentally change direction when we're making so much progress? i mean, do we really want to go back to the way things were before barack was? a ti a time of economic crisis, stagnant wages where we were losing nearly 800,000 jobs a month or do you want a president who will keep moving this country forward? well, that's what's at stake. so we can't afford to be tired or turned off. not now because while this might feel like a time of uncertainty and division, i have never felt more hopeful about the future of this great nation. let me tell you, i feel this way because for the past eight years i'ved that great honor of
traveling from one end of this country to the other. i have met some of the most amazing people. people from some of the most -- and ellen. [ cheers and applause ] but people from every conceivable background and walk of life. and time and again i've seen proof of what barack and i have always believed in our hearts, that we as americans were fundamentally good folks and we all truly want the same things. that's the thing, we're not that different. time and again barack and i have met people who disagree with everything we've ever said but they still welcome us into their communities. they keep their minds open, willing to listen. and while we might not change
each other's minds, we walk away knowing we're not that different. folks in this country are working long hours to send their kids to college like my mom and dad did for me. they're helping raise barack's grand kids. they're keaching their kids the same values barack and i are trying to teach our girls. you work hard for what you want in life. that you treat people with respect even if they look or think differently from you. that when somebody is struggling you don't turn away and you certainly don't take advantage. no, you imagine walking a mile in their shoes and you do what you can to help because that's what we do in america. we live in a country where a girl like me from the south side of chicago whose great great grandfather was a slave --
[ cheers and applause ] -- can go to some of the finest universities on earth. we live in a country where a biracial kid from hawaii named barack obama, the son of a single mother can become president. a country that has always ban beacon for people who have come to our shores and poured their hopes and prayers and back breaking hard work into what makes this country great today. don't ever forget it. i know in my heart we deserve a president who can see the truths in us. a president who believes each of us is part of the american story and we're always stronger together. we deserve a president who can bring out what is best in us,
our kindness and decency. our courage and determination so we can keep on perfecting our union and passing down those blessings of liberty to our children i have never been more confident that hillary clinton will be that president. so here's what i'm pledging. from now until november i'll work as hard as i can to make sure that hillary and tim kaine win this election. i need your hope the do that as well. are you with me? [ cheers and applause ] i can't hear you, are you with me? you're going to roll up your sleeves? you've got to get to work. make it happen. virginia will make the difference in this election. are you ready, virginia? [ cheers and applause ] thank you all, god bless. [ cheers and applause ] >> she is called the closer for a reason. she helped, as the campaign
referred to her some years ago for her husband because of the way she can reach through the screen, fire up these crowds young and old, michelle obama there at george mason university. you heard the chants early on, four more years, four more years and she said no but also significant that she addressed the birther controversy head on. i have a lot of smart voices here. gloria borger, let me begin with you as we stay on these pictu s pictures. the way she addressed what she said was those -- there are those who continue to question whether my husband was burn in this country and she said during this time in office i think barack has answered those questions with the example he set by going high when they went low. how do you think she handled that? >> i think she handled it perfectly. she had the right tone on that.
she also made the case that a candidate doesn't change once they get into office that donald trump won't change and that this was a base motivating speech to get people out to vote not only in the battleground state of virginia but also all over the country it was a call to arms and as you point out michelle obama is terrific at that but i think that what we see is this kind of closing argument for the next 50 or so days and that donald trump inadvertently walked right into that because by trying to settle this question and not have it raised ever again, most particularly at the debate on september 26 with his one sentence explanation or
nob explanation today. what he did was assure this will not go away. >> kate, we've talked many times and first lady, you wrote "first women, the grace and power of america's modern first ladies." this is a first, correct? that you have a first lady stumping for a former first lady who battled it out with current first lady's husband in the primary eight years ago. >> it's incredible to watch because they had a different relationship? 2008 but michelle obama has moved past this, it's about cementing her husband's legacy. it was as much anti-trump as pro-hillary. it was much more about how he's erratic and threatening. it's excruciatingly clear he can not be elected. she was more passionate than i was expecting her to be and the way she referenced the birther movement and the question of her
husband's citizenship, it's very personal and she made that clear today. >> beyond her husband and the question i questioning of citizenship, she doesn't love going out -- the politics of all of this, isn't this another piece of why it's so personal? >> absolutely. she didn't go out in the midterms in 2014 and hillary clinton went out a lot in 1998. over 20 states. michelle obama went to a handful of states and when i interviewed obama staffers they said it was sometimes difficult to get her to leave the white house, to get her to leave her daughters, it's important for her to stay home with them. so seeing her today do this, it's something that means a lot to her. we have -- other first ladies have campaigned. la laura bush campaigned for mitt romney in 2012 but this was such a personal campaign. >> social professor of political science at emory university in
atlanta, you know, her husband likes to say fired up and ready to go. how did she do? did she fire them up? >> she fired them up. one of the things that's effective about michelle obama is she speaks the language of youth. she's benefited from the fact she has teenagered daughters. and hillary clinton has a concern that young voters won't support her to the same extent they did barack obama. she made a very effective pitch to young voters using their language in a credible way to say they should be voting for hillary clinton and working on their behalf. i jotted down, eugene, a note. it was lapped up here because i know a lot of people don't love either hillary clinton or donald trump and she said if you want to hide under the bed when it's all over you need to get out and use your voice. what did you make of her comments today? >> well, that was a very important point to make to millennial voters.
hillary clinton needs to do well with millennials, a demographic the democratic party wins but there's a problem that too many could back jill stein or gary johnson so i think the first lady made a point to communicate what type of world existed before she believes her president came into office which many of these millennial voters probably don't remember because they were so young when the economic downturn happened. >> rich benjamin, we were watching this together and noting -- and i'm thinking they have a couple more months and the house on pennsylvania avenue, what did they do post white house? >> there are interesting reports that the president wants to devote his time to climate justice and climate change so he'll continue to do the work he's done from within 1600
pennsylvania avenue. >> something he's held dearly is the outreach to african-american youth, my brother's keeper, what do we know? >> i would 23409 be surprised to see him doing a lot with criminal justice reform an issue that speaks to him and former a.g. eric hold sore i wouldn't be surprised if he took that on also. >> as far as michelle obama is concerned, she says she wants to continue to fight as well. wloo do you think we'll see from her? >> she's a hot rod. just from her personal credibility but her skill or'll have skill and the way she's conducted herself as first lady, she's going to bring her talents to bear and we'll see what issue she takes on, whether she'll do
food, health, exercise, whether she'll take on different social justice issues. >> i thought it was funny when they were chanting four more years and she said nope, she's ready to go. talking about michelle obama, the first time we've seen her out beyond the dnc stumping for hillary clinton. we've gotten news just in involving the first presidential debate just 11 days away. the official invitation has now gone out, hear who made the cut. here's the plan.
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just in to cnn, hillary clinton and donald trump are officially the only presidential candidate who will be standing on the debate stage at hofstra university in new york ten days from now. the commission on presidential debates just announced third party candidates jill stein and gary johnson have not qualified. let's go to our senior reporter
for media and politics. we now officially know it will be the two of them. remind us of the criteria to make the cut. >> there are three criteria, you have to be constitutionally eligible to be president of the united states. second you have to have achieved ballot access in enough states so that you could theoretically get the electoral votes needed to become president. all four candidates met those criteria. the third criteria is what they didn't meet. you have to have 15% support in five polls that are recognized by the commission on presidenti presidential debates they're led with the top five news organizations with opinion polling groups. jill stein, gary johnson did not meet the 15% threshold so it will be donald trump in hofstra.
>> i just got hannah dillon that i'm looking at as i'm talking live on tv. have you read the gary johnson -- have you read this statement from their campaign reacting to not being included? >> i'd love to hear it. >> let's do this live. gary johnson says "i would say i'm surprised the cpd has chosen to explud me from the first debate but i'm not. the commission is a private organization created 30 years ago by the republicans and democrats. it goes on at the time of its creation the leaders made no effort to hide the fact they didn't want any third party intrusions. how do you think not having gary johnson on that stage looking at hillary clinton and donald trump, the spot loigt/scrutiny will only be brighter for them. >> i'd say my response to gary johnson's statement is "what is aleppo?"
>> that wasn't good. >> he demonstrated that he is not probably eligible to be president of the united states. that was a disqualifying statement. there's a reason neither of these candidates will be on the stage and that doesn't have anything to do it they didn't run presidential campaigns that showed the three most important events of the final two months of the presidential campaign so what you'll sigh is the what the majority of people want to see. they don't want any ross pro like distractions. they want to know especially those undecided voters want to know why they should go with trump or with clinton. >> dylan buyers, thank you very much. that's ten days away in new york. new fallout from donald trump's admission that president obama was born in the u.s.
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whether he protect us? then there were those who continue to question up to this very day whether my husband was even born in this country. [ boos ] well, during his time in office i think is barack has answered those questions with the example he set by going high when they go low. [ cheers and applause ] >> i was pretty confident about where i was born. i think most people were as well. my hope would be that the presidential election refekts more serious issues than that. >> both the president and the first lady addressing this whole birther controversy head on. today donald trump in the spotlight after this news conference in washington this mornin morning. >> hillary clinton and her
campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. i finished it. i finished it. you know what i mean. president obama was born in the united states, period. now we all want to get back to making america strong and great again. thank you. thank you very much. >> so in admitting the truth that the president was, indeed, born in the u.s., he was born in hawaii, he offered up not just one but two falsehoods. first he did not "finish it." he fed into the controversy three years after president obama showed his birth certificate and secondly hillary clinton did not start it. let me bring back eugene scott and andre gillespie, associate professor of political science from emory university. eugene, to you, first, on the falsehoods
what did you make of it? >> it was very interesting. i was surprised at the amount of time that it took to get to the issue that everyone was waiting to hear. and we thought we would hear more in terms of how he arrived to this point. a lot of people wanted to know if he did change his mind, what led to him changing his behind. there is some speculation that the need to make significant gains with some demographics such as millennials and black voters was a motivation, but he never explained that, so it's not really clear what made him say what he said when he did. >> on the black vote, professor, let me ask you, in a lot of urban areas there is not entire entuesd enthusiasm for hillary clinton and there has been discussion from pundits in perhaps that this whole thing will backfire on donald trump, fire up democrats who haven't quite made
up their mind and specifically fire up affarican-americans to vote hillary. >> i think that there are caveats to that. i think that this helped mobilize traditional african-american voters around hillary clinton, but there are also some who say don't just tell me that he's against african-americans and vote for hillary clinton. so she will have to demonstrate to some sceptical black voters that she he intends to engage black voters and their policy interests on november 9 and there after. >> thank you both again. next here i want to talk about this story out of chicago, this police sergeant rushes to the scene of a shooting. the victim is this young boy. how the officer came to the rescue.
not only does the republican governor of ohio refuse to endorse donald trump, but today do you know where he is? he has been meeting with president obama helping push for a trade deal that donald trump strongly opposes. governor john kasich battled trump for the republican nomination and he spoke at the official white house briefing today. governor kasich there to help president obama shepherd tpp through congress. clinton has vowed to kill the trade deal. governor kasich for his part not apologizing for anything in a sitdown with dana bash. >> you are a governor of a major state sitting down with the democratic president two months before an election. you're not worried about the
political backlash from that? >> oh, frankly i welcome it. >> you welcome a backlash? >> i welcome the fact that people will criticize me for putting my country ahead of my party. it's time we start doing this in this country. we are not a parliamentary system and we were never taught to hate people because he they may be in a different political party. when it comes to the president, he and i have a lot of disagreements. but there are areas where we can agree. >> that is just a clip. make sure you watch the whole thing. go to cnn.com. and now to this -- it was the end of a busy shift and another busy night of shootings for chicago police, but as brian was heading back to the station,s dispatcher's voice echoed over the radio. quote, all units caller says her child has been shot. rosa flores reports it is what
the officer did next that make his actions beyond the call of duty. >> reporter: multiple gunshots ring out in chicago for at least the fourth time in a day. and this time it's 10-year-old d tavon tanner who was eating potato chips on the porch who gets caught in the crossfire. brian was on his way back to the station but responds immediately when he hears the call. >> i'm a parent. you don't like to see kids get hurt no matter what happens to them. >> reporter: when the sergeant arrives, the scene is chaotic. >> mom and dad are crying, i can see blood coming out of his nose and mouth. >> reporter: the great aunt says the boy was banging on the floor saying i'm burning while his twin sister held his hand saying don't believe me. >> so i run down to the car, i grab my trauma pack and came back into the house.
i rip the pack open, took out a compression bandage. after everything got settled at the scene and he was taken to the hospital, he was still in intensive care, but i went up there and seen his mom and he was sitting in the chair. >> twhafs that like? >> it's hart. >> reporter: great aunt says the bullet impacted his spleen and kidneys and credited the sergeant's immediate response with saving his life. >> he's our guardian angel. and i tried not to cry when i met him. of course i gave him a kiss on the cheek and i says you're cute, too. >> and you took a toledo with him. >> yes, i did. he's my hero. i appreciate him. i appreciate chicago police department. >> some people call you a hero for helping this little boy. >> you know what, i'm flattered,
i'm humbled, it's my job. my job is to be out here and serve the community. serve the city. >> reporter: rosa flores, cnn, chicago. >> so nice to hear the good story, too. thanks for being with me. "the lead" starts now. the birther looi is kind of like a newborn baby. you might think that you put to bed, but -- "the lead" starts right now. donald trump finally admits something that has been a fact since 1961. barack obama was born in the united states. but did trump's attempt to end this really make the controversy even bigger? they have witnessed unspeakable violence and they desperately need help, so why aren't the children of allepo getting the aid they need four days in to the cease fire? plus -- >> do you know what color the house