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i'm poppy harlow in for my friend brooke baldwin. we begin with breaking news about video that is just about to be released, video of donald trump testifying under oath about inflammatory remarks he made about mexicans. it stems from a lawsuit he filed against two celebrity chefs who backed out of plans to do business with him at his new d.c. hotel after making those statements when he announced his run for president. sunlen serfaty joins me in d.c. with more. look, we know what was said because the transcripts have
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been released but no one in the public has seen the video before. now they will. >> that's what this battle is about. it had been a lengthy battle over whether to release these videotapes or not and cnn along with several other media outlets, they filed a motion with a d.c. superior judge to have them released. it's important to note donald trump's lawyers argue the videos shouldn't be released, they second it could be used politically, thought it could come in the presidential campaign, appear in tv commercials by hillary clinton so they argued fiercely these tapes should be sealed. the judge did not agree, did not give credence to that argument and granted the motion just last night to release the tapes. now, as you noted, we have the transcripts of the deposition but this will be the first look at the videotape showing trump testifying under oath in june as part of that deposition. >> and the reason the trump camp fought so hard to not have these
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released, interestingly, judge curiel is the one who originally said they couldn't be released despite the comments donald trump made about his inability to do his job because of his heritage he said, no, you can't release them. this is a different judge who says yes you can. the trump camp's argument was, look, they'll be used in political ads and that's not just. this judge clearly disagreeing. >> he point blank didn't give any credence at all to this argument saying that is not a valid argument to argue that it would enter the political sphere but we'll see as we go through the videotapes the tone donald trump takes when he says these things and we'll bring you that video shortly. i do think the trump team was certainly against them being released underscores how possibly politically charged these videotapes could become. you know, 39 days before election day, reminding voters of more controversial comments
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he made throughout his campaign stemming from day one of his campaign is not something they want to do so close to when voters go to make their final decision. >> sunlen, thank you for the reporting, you'll be back when we have those videos any minute. thank you. crunch time is bearing down on the candidates, as sun let said. 39 days to go until you cast your ballot, nine days until the second presidential debate. yet with no time to waste this is the fifth day that donald trump has really indulged in what his rival hillary clinton dubs "the machado meltdown. hillary clinton is referring to former miss universe alicia machado who accused trump of bullying her about her weight in 1996. fast forward to today before dawn then be the middle of the night trump was mulli ining mac, here's one of the messages he sent out while many of us were
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sleeping. >> did crooked hillary clinton help disgusting. [ check out sex tape and past ] alicia m. become a citizen so she could user in the debate?" later in the date, clinton struck back writing "this is unhinged, even for trump." joining me now, david chalian. we are 39 days out, david, 39 days out and this follows what many agree is not a strong debate performance for donald trump monday night. he has spent the past five days taking the bait and talking about this and not the issues voters tell me they care about, their jobs and livelihood. why do this? >> and another thing voters have said is that his comments about women and hispanics is hurtful to his chances of winning the presidency. so it's mind blogging and you are right to note, he's the republican nominee for president
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of the united states. after looking at this performance, he can not resist responding to a perceived slight. he always feels the need to respond. look at a couple other tweets he se sent in the overnight hours. one tweet said "wow, crooked hillary was duped and used by my worst miss u. hillary floated her as an angel without checking her past which is terrible." that followed with another quote, "using alicia m. in the debate as a paragon of future just shows kricrooked hillary suffers from bast judgment. hillary was set up by a con." >> so i think the bigger picture and more important for our viewers watching is how is this indicative of how he would act as president? if he can not resist responding to these things even when he
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says "they started it" as anderson pointed out, that can be seen as the argument of a five-year-old. if you're going to respond, how do you respond to world leaders who say thing that get under your skin? >> exactly. which is why this temperament issue, it's not just about this circumstance with alicia machado or his situation with the khan family, the gold star family after the democratic convention, it's overall his temperament and that's why the clinton campaign put it front and center. you recall going into the debate one of the big things everyone was saying was he has to cross a threshold where he can be seen by the american people as fit for the office. a majority of americans say he isn't and he's done nothing this week after a less-than-testella debate performance to change those impressions. >> and creak has done everything she can to do that. let's talk big picture. i want to bring in our panel. john avalon is with me, author
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of "wing nuts." he's also a cnn political analyst. also joining me, a. b. stoddard with real clear politics. thank you all, a lot to dissect this friday. let me begin with you, john. when you go back the howe clinton responded, let me read you one of her subsequent tweets today. "what kind of man stays up all night to smear a woman with lies and conspiracy theories?" so she's matching him it the far for at the but she's doing it as michelle obama says "we go lihi, they go low." she's walking a fine line. >> there's an old rule in american politics of the dangers of wrestling with a pig, which is you get dirty and the pig likes it.
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but when donald trump does an overnight tweet storm it sends a strong message about his character and temperament and judgment. and when the consultants aren't around to make sure you're saying on message, it's those core values, those instincts that make a difference in the presidency. and the fact that he couldn't restrain himself in the middle of the night less than 40 days out from election day is a very, very troubling sign. on the one hand i think the clinton camp is delighted to see donald trump go down his fifth day of being bait bid this frappe but they need to engage just enough to create perspective and engage in the debate. it's a tough line to walk but donald trump is doing most of the dirty work. >> we heard trump say on monday night "i think i have the best temperament to be president." he doubled down on that a few times. the same week we saw the "vanity fair" interview that doris kearns goodwin saw with the president where he talks about how his character has helped
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anymore the office. ab, we will hear more from hillary clinton in florida in just over an hour. how does hillary clinton use this to her advantage but not get down in the mud? >> well, i think that when your enemy is digging his own hole, you get out of the way. she obviously has spent a lot of time in this campaign talked about donald trump and the dangers of donald trump and not too much time selling herself and that's been a criticism of her from her own supporters and close allies that she needs to create a message about her candidacy that isn't just that donald trump is a disaster. so she'll walk a line with bernie and talking about free college, different policy proposals, national service and that's smart because in between now and the debate she doesn't want to spend too much time focusing on donald trump. you can bet she will be doing more debate prep and there will be more names that come up just like the architect who was stiff bid donald trump after working for him.
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i'm sure she has more of a cast of characters or anecdotes she's going to spring on him. her job is to maximize and capitalize on this moment. she can't match him in the character deficiency apartment. this is a woman who's been a big lyle and has her own dumpster fires to deal with but it's really about the temperament and the way people respond in a pitch. she's always calm, always cool and very disciplined and she likes to be prepared and as long as they can highlight that in the debate without being too insulting, i think that will continue to bring undecideds towards her and hurt his chances to grow his vote. >> as we keep talking, let's show these new poll numbers we have. we have new polling in from the key swing states and this is the first look we're getting post-debate at how they're doing. we'll pull those up as we continue to talk but there you see it. so when you look at florida, it could decide the election, she's up four points. we've got her up in new
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hampshire, up in michigan 42% from 35%. you see what's happening. you need to catch up in those states. david, donald trump did this interview with a new hampshire local television and he was asked about whether or not he would bring up bill clinton's past infidelities and he doesn't seem worried about clinton and what she might launch into as a counter. let's listen. >> if i duds come up, though, in the next debate do you think maybe your past marital history is fair game? >> i guess, i mean they can do -- but a lot different from his, that i can tell you. we have a situation where we have a president who was a disaster and he was ultimately impeached over in the a sense for lying and we'll see whether or not we discuss it. >> you're not worried about your past history at all? >> no, not at all. i have a very good history. >> here's the thing, david chalian. hillary clinton went back to the '90s to bring up alicia machado
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and the argument could be made that donald trump is going back to the '90s and the way that hillary clinton responded to people like gennifer flowers or people like monica lewinsky. she did say insulting things, fair game? >> i think in presidential politics anything is fair game. >> is there an equivalency? >> well, i don't know. i wouldn't make an equivalency on this because i do think that hillary clinton has received questions herself from people there audiences last year, i think it was maybe up in new hampshire where a voter asked her about her behavior related to her husband so it has come up, it's something she has faced but you can see the republican hand wringing around donald trump's foreshadowing that he may, indeed, inject bill clinton's infidelities into the campaign and they were like that did not work for us in the '90s. the larger point here, poppy, is that if you look at all the coverage out of the debate, his
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comments about trade, his comments about being a change agent and that she's been on the stage for nearly 30 years and there are problems that are present for the voters in their minds and yet he's talking about bill clinton's infidelities and that is i think where you see republicans concerned he's not going to his strongest suit. >> at the same time, you have to look at hillary clinton's approval rating when she was first lady. her approval rating was the highest of her entire life in the public eye when she was going through the monica lewinsky bill clinton affair. >> her numbers were sky high as secretary of state, too but that era launched her political career. >> absolutely. john i want your take on whether you think clinton has sufficiently addressed the way she did speak about those women like gennifer flowers, like monica lewinsky. if donald trump does go there,
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does bring this up, is there something we should hear from her than how she's publicly addressed the situations in the past? >> i don't know that she's sufficiently addressed it but for her critics i don't think there is such a thing as sufficient. both these candidates live in glass mansions and donald trump at best is an imperfect ambassador for this particular line of attack given his own thrice-married history. of course the biggest difference being that hillary clinton was the victim of infidelity and that left scars and a lot of additional baggage to the clintons about their trustworthiness, about their honesty. but at the end of the day, she was a victim in that infidelity and i don't think there's a rational reason to think that wouldn't make her stronger. it's not an equivalent position. so i think these are brushback pitches between debates designed to turn the conversation. whether donald trump executes on
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them in the debate, that will be a big moment but my guess is you'll see hillary clinton prepared for it. >> a. b., despite his team not wanting him to, despite his supporters on the hill not wanting him to, do you think he will touch on it? >> i think he will be convinced by his advisors and friends and rudy giuliani and everyone else before he goes into the debate not to do it but if she baits him and he's been easily baited recently i think there's a potential he blurts it out when he's under stress in the debate. it's not that it would be a planned attack, it wouldn't get approval from conway and others who have largely kept him on script and note cards and under control but i could see if he gets flustered him coming out with something like that because that's what happened. when she brought up machado, he said "where did you finder?" so if there's a moment he loses
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control, that will be it. >> and it's a town hall meeting, a very different kind of debate. >> thank you so much. coming up next, with diplomacy failing, is the syrian city of aleppo on the verge of collapse? government-led troops, assad's troop ready to launch a major assault there. is a u.s. response in the works? stunning images, after hours of searching through the rubble, the moment this rescue worker finds an infant alive, he sobs, we'll have a live report on that. also, a family desperate for answers after two american sisters vacationing at a luxury resort in the seychelles are found dead in their hotel room. what do we know about that next? by willie nelson ] " ♪ on the road again [ rear alert sounds ] [ music stops ] ♪ just can't wait to get on the road again ♪ [ front assist sounds ] [ music stops ] [ girl laughs ] ♪ on the road again ♪ like a band of gypsies we go down the highway ♪ [ beetle horn honks ]
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bombs raining down on syria day after day and when they finally hit their mark, some run from chaos, others run towards it. the people who run towards it are syria's civilian rescue workers, known as the white helmets. while these former teachers, electricians and farmers may perform the work of superheroes, they're only human. clutching the dusty infant, he runs into the ambulance.
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for hours the white helmets rescuer dug through the rubble of a fire-story building, desperately trying to reach this infant. finally she was in his arms as medics wiped the blood from her face she reaches her tiny hands towards the man who just saved her life. and emotion watches over him. [ speaking arabic ] >> another day, another child, another symbol of this syrian civil war for the smallest ones.
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it has been a lifetime of war. they have known nothing but war since they were born. joining me now is nick paton walsh, senior international correspondent. nick, the united states is estimating the entire city of aleppo could fall the next few days. that means 300,000 people inside will be trapped, many of them don't have access to food or medicine or water. can you take us into the magnitude of their suffering right now as the world watches? >> this is an area that's been under siege under bombardment for years where there are 300,000 people struggling to get food to having the russian and syrian air force heavily launch attacks on anything that seems to move much of the time, particularly hospitals as well. the key point is that we are hearing from u.s. officials their estimate of something potentially as large as 10,000
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syrian army led troops. that's often shi'a militia, some from iraq, other militia, too on the outskirts of that rebel held area. it will be a lengthy, bloody and exhausting fight and we're seeing signs the fight has begun in some central districts here, in fact one of which was hit by a barrel bomb, seven dead in that, including children. and it's hard to talk about this conflict of what's been happening in aleppo purely in numbers but here's some. in the last week, the u.n. say 96 children have been killed that that eastern rebel held area one medical worker said "my nerves are frayed, i can't talk" and described how three rockets had landed near him. you have to ask what are the options here? john kerry secretary of state leveraging heavily the idea that his relationship with sergei
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lavrov could bring a cease-fire. many pentagon officials cynical of that. this move against the eastern area of aleppo has taken a lot of time to prepare. there's hardware involved. you'll have cynics saying the russians were preparing this while they're talking piece. there were limited american options now, they're talking about sanctions, arming the rebels via gulf allies with anti-aircraft missiles and at the end of the day there's a talk of a war crime being committed here already and perhaps the all the west can do is document it. poppy? >> we know that since those discussions and the very tenuous agreement with russia for a cease-fire is on the verge of collapsing. the other options don't revolve around diplomacy. speak to what can be done if
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russia doesn't change because russia is at the crux of ending five years of civil war. >> you can't talk about a cease-fire when 96 children have been killed in the past week through bombardments. everyone has put that aside. even john kerry said he can't discuss cooperation with russia that if this continues. they haven't ruled it out but they lie sei say it's likely. there's been a laugh here at john kerry's approach. he has little choice because the white house is i can poliexplic they don't want to put troops on the ground. there are limited options here. it could involve political pressure like the u.s. supplied against ukraine, sanctions to slow them down but at the end of the day it seems clear here the russias and the syrians perceive there is a military solution for them in aleppo, potentially in the east. there's limited scope for white house involvement towards the end of barack obama's term. there's a lot riding on the presidential race that could
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influence the next three or four months ahead. so maybe -- some see moscow and damascus see a window in which they can oppose their own reality and see little comeback for the west. and what does that mean for 300,000 people without food and little water in eastern aleppo? the weeks ahead will become more hellish than they are if that's imaginable. >> if that's possible. nick paton walsh live from beirut. thank you very much. let's talk with a senior fellow at the council on foreign relations. you wrote an incredible piece this week, the title "aleppo, where children die but the world does nothing." and you begin with what the president, president obama said two years ago. he said "if you think thousands of yazidis stuck on a mountain is terrible, wait until aleppo falls." now we are at this point and this is a crisis that the president said haunts him everyday. is there more the world can be doing and why is it not? >> to be clear, that wassen from from an administration official who was favoring more
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intervention and you see this policy debate that was within the obama administration back in 2013, 2014, leading us straight to ted where there's a sense that the iraq war means we can't get greater involved in the syrian conflict and yet doing nothing has led us to the moment that we are today in the eyes of many administration officials who want to do more. there is a debate about whether or not to suspend officially the talks with russia but what does this mean for people trapped on the ground? it's the equivalent of greensboro, north carolina, the population that is trapped in alep aleppo. no food, no medicine, the world is watching in realtime and doing very little. >> what lessons can be learned from history do you think? you talk about bill clinton as he reflected on his biggest regrets from his presidency. he said rwanda.
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>> i think the fear is that this will become this moment's rwanda that we're watching in realtime. no one can say we didn't know. we're seeing it on youtube and on our phones. the obama administration has always feared that doing something would actually be worse than doing nothing. that nobody could guarantee that the secondary tertiary consequences of getting involved wouldn't make the conflict worse. >> what would those consequences be? say if the u.s. did dramatically change course, which isn't going to happen, i don't think, sending ground troops in but what would the repercussions be? >> there are people inside talking about could there will be a no-fly zone? could there be a strike on syrian assets that would make it clear that you don't -- the skies over aleppo should not be raining down on missiles that are killing civilians but it's very hard to take that from idea to reality in the dwindling months of an administration that hasn't wanted to get involved because it couldn't guarantee it wouldn't make things worse. then you have dads like this
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one, a friend of a friend who was talking about how he used to not let his children play on the streets because missiles would strike and he was fearful of them but now the missiles are hitting into the basement where they go for safety. >> they've now changed the missiles' capability and they're using missiles that can penetrate through the base. >> so now he lets his kids play because he thinks everybody will die anyway. >> because they could die anywhere. can you imagine? >> no, as a parent you think -- anybody who cares about children. >> and 96 more children killed this week in a so-called cease-fire. gail, thank you. you should read her piece on cnn.com "aleppo, where children die and the world does nothing." next, what the debate commission revealed about donald trump's microphone reveduring t debate. you heard him say it wasn't working properly. more on that next. "or something." and we don't just pull smoked chicken, bake fresh foccacia and hand-slice avocado. there's nothing "or something" about it.
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this just into cnn news regarding the microphones at the presidential debate on monday. you will remember donald trump complains about his mike not working properly. senior media correspondent brian stelter joins me now. what do we know, brian? >> hoping my mike works. this did not affect the television broadcast but it affected the thousand people in the room, that includes trump's family members sitting up front. here's what the debate commission just announced in a very short and sweet statement. they say yes there were issues regarding donald trump's audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall. so, again, not the tv broadcast but it might have affected trump, it might have put him a little bit off his game. remember right after the debate he said "they gave me a defective mike, my mike was
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defective, was that on purpose? was that on purpose?" well, there's no evidence it was on purpose, there's no reason for a conspiracy theory but it put more pressure on the commission to make sure everything is working well at the next debate in about a week. >> it certainly does but it also goes right into the narrative. and let's be clear here, this did not affect what you, our viewers, heard on television. this affected what was happening in the hall. you said it could have thrown him off but this goes into the narrative he's been hitting so much that the whole thing is rigged. >> that's right. he complained about the moderator lester holt this week as well. let's be honest, some people made fun of trump's excuses when he talked about the mike being defective. people didn't believe him because up until today there wasn't evidence, the commission had not confirmed any problem. democrats are reacting to this. a former dnc spokesman saying this did not affect audio levels in the television audience, people watches at home heard every word he said and that was
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his problem. because the commission was acknowledging there is a problem, it shows how important every single detail was right down to the wiring of the microphone on stage. >> no question about it. something tells me both mikes will be working really well next time. thank you. >> indeed. thanks. coming up, the ceo of wells fargo grilled on capitol hill. >> your institution is making over $22 billion a year. who is paying for it? who's taking responsibility for it? don't tell me you're sorry. reats for a 100% fresh mouth. feeling 100% means you feel bold enough to... ...assist a magician... ...or dance. listerine®. bring out the bold™ with another new flavor you never saw coming... grilled, glazed korean bbq shrimp. and try as much as you want of flavors like new parmesan peppercorn shrimp.
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been enough to end the harsh scrutiny he and hiss bank hare getting. he was grilled by senators, all of this by revelations that thousands of employees at his bank used the information on real folks to create fake account, millions of fake accounts. why? to make money and meet their sales goals, take a look. >> your company abused its customers. while you have apologized, that apology carries no weight with me, sir. >> who cares? we'll pretend to be fired, we'll follow workers and get through this. you know where i heard that before? the guys who ran enron. >> mr. stumpf, i regrettably have a mortgage with your bank. i wish i didn't, if i was in the position to pay it off i would have because you have broken my trust and you have broken the trust of millions of others and
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it will be a long, long time to earn that trust back. >> your bank, you, ceo, chairman was on top of what basically has been a criminal enterprise. >> we're upping our game. >> who's accountable for it. >> your vp made $120 million bonus package. who's paying for it? who's taking responsibility for it? don't come tell me you're sorry. >> cnn money correspondent christine alesci is with me. cnn money has been doing extraordinary reporting on this, the real people impact. the question now becomes that's the lambasting on the hill, what happens next? >> where are the teeth in all this. [ that is in the investigations that are happening, right? we know the department of justice is looking into that. that is a huge concern. also the department of labor has now caught on and said, wait a second, we need to investigate
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some of the labor practices. cnn money just broke a story about an employee forced to stay without pay after hours because he didn't meet his sales goals. so these are the kind of things it does not that the heat on this bank is going to let up any time soon. >> no one should be forced to work without being paid but these are hourly workers making $15 an hour forced to stay late to make these calls to meet their numbers. >> that's right. >> there's also news the bank illegally possessed the cars of more than 400 service members, military members and made them pay thousands of dollars in fines? >> yeah, this is crazy and it couldn't have come at a worse time. the bank has to pay a $24 million fine for this for seizing cars without getting the correct court orders to take them away from all people, members of the military
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veterans, very obviously people victims who have a compelling story and we've spoken to those people already and they're coming forward. so not only that but you have also customers who have been charged fees on accounts they never opened. >> what's the impact been on these people in the interim? before i let you go, some people spoke up and that is terrifying to do when you're working for any employer. they called this quote/unquote ethics line, complained and they got reprimanded? >> so we have actually now reporting to show that retaliation against tipsters who raised red flags about these practices were retaliated against, not only were they retaliated against but it was institutionalized. that human resources had a way of dealing with these people. and that person that you mentioned who called the ethics line was fired a couple days later for tardiness. so there were ways that, you
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know, the bank kind of quelled or you know pushed down anyone who raised the red flag and this is going to cause, you know, potentially this is going to set the standard for how ceos are held accountable in the post financial crisis world. that's why this is important. >> it's totally important. but even if stumpf gets outed. that doesn't make lives better for a lot of people and that's the frustration in all of this. >> that is definitely a frustration and the frustration is these guys made a lot of money. he's giving back $41 million but he made a lot of money over his time at ceo and these people are average people getting ripped off. >> thank you, great reporting. christine will be with more for more on that as well. coming up, breaking news, video released of donald trump answering questions under oath. his videotaped deposition and what he said about his comments referring to mexicans and rapists. you'll see it next.
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as hillary clinton heads into the home stretch for the race for the white house she's stepping up her efforts to gain voters of young people and african-americans. she's in south carolina. she has to convince everyone to come out in large numbers to show their support for her like they did for president obama. turnout is a particularly large concern for both party nominees and some they they plan to protest by not voting at all. here's what a former presidential candidate said. >> if everybody didn't vote, that would be a powerful political statement, wouldn't it? >> mary pat hector is with me. she's the national youth director for the national action network and a student organizer at spellman college. thanks for being with me. >> thank you for having me, poppy. >> part of what you're doing is trying to make sure what jeb bush just said doesn't happen, that every eligible voter goes
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to the polls. clearly you have -- clinton has a majority of support among african-americans, 93% according to one poll but her support among young black voters is 60% according to this survey from just last month. the big question is how many of them will turn out on election day. are you running into that problem as you talk to people? a lack of support for her from black youth? >> it's not even just hillary clinton but it's both presidential candidates. what's lacking is when asked questions like at the debate when you're talking about issues that affect african-americans like police brutality we're hearing much more answers regarding how we're going to deal with the victims instead of how we're going to deal with the officers that commit these crimes and hold them accountable. once we come out with actual plans that the young people are asking for and that's, again, on both parties and especially really talking about one who's not released a plan at all then we will really begin to see
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young people engaged and ready to vote. >> young black woman quoted in a recent "new york times" article said choosing between clinton and trump is like deciding whether she wants to get shot or stabbed. some of that probably hyperbole but still how do you convince someone that feels like that that they need to vote? >> because you know it's more than the presidential elections. when you're registering to vote and you look at cases like trayvon martin and others, they choose the juries based off of registered voters. when you think about the senators and congressmen and others that create policies and laws we live by as day to day citizens it's important to kper sooiz your political agency and when you have presidential candidates that openly demean citizens and women and people who are americans then it's important to exercise your right to vote. lastly, poppy, when you think about this being the very first president after the very first african-american president of
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the united states then it is important to exercise your political agency. >> on that point. black voters have traditionally been -- last recent decades been very loyal to the democratic party. i bonder if you think we're seeing a generational shift. a few weeks ago i was speaking with a young black voter in his 20s and he said "the '94 crime bill signed under president bill clinton and hillary clinton's support and her comment about superpredators sticks with me even though she's walked those back." how do you counter that sentiment? >> poppy, i feel like so many times people don't necessarily think about clinton and all she's proposing and they only focus on bill clinton and his past policies. she's openly stated that the crime bill was problematic. what we need to focus on are the people that voted for the crime bill as well as the stations and police officers that use that crime bill to target african-americans. that's what we need to focus on and more so what she's pushing
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now, the policies she's pushing now that will benefit not only african-americans but millennials and other people that need help in this country. >> mary-pat hector, i wish we had more time. thank you for being with us and for all you're toing to get everyone go exercise their right to vote. nice to be with you. >> thank you very much, poppy. >> coming up next, more on our breaking news, video just released of donald trump answering questions under other. his videotape deposition also just in. the commission on presidential debates issuing a statement regarding donald trump's microphone at the debate. you heard him complain it wasn't working right. is that true? next.
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top of the hour, i'm poppy
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harlow in today for brooke baldwin. in minutes you may see hillary clinton herself respond to the pre-dawn tweets from her rival donald trump. while many of us were sleeping, trump entered his fifth day of what clinton has dubbed "machado meltdown." clinton is referring to alicia machado who accused trump of bullying her about her weight gain after the pageant in 1996. clinton brought up alicia machado on monday during the debate and fast forward to today, friday, in the wee hours of the morning trump sent out a string of tweets alleging machado made a sex tape calling her a con and saying she was his "worst miss universe." let's go to sun let serfaty and boris sanchez. sunlen, you have news about a tape that could be damaging for the trump camp. what is it? >> it could be, poppy. this videotape is donald trump's deposition where he testified
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under oath from june surrounding a lawsuit he brought against a chef. the chef pulled out of plans to open a restaurant in his hotel in d.c. citing specifically donald trump's comments over mexican immigrants and the potential that some of those immigrants might be rapists, those claims made in donald trump's announcement. there had been a lengthy back-and-forth whether we would see these tapes. cnn and several other media outlets filed a motion to have the tapes released and the d.c. superior judge granted the motion, we are still going through all of this deposition but one moment did catch our eye where donald trump admits that his rhetoric negatively has impacted his businessings and in this case his d.c. hotel in this back-and-forth with the chef. here's part of that deposition. >> if they would have gotten out very quietly i think it would have been a lotr

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