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sergeant susan healey. she said she is ecstatic to hear of carter's decision but will not stop fighting until every guardsman who made a payment gets a refund. that's it for "the lead." i'm jake tapper. turning it over to wolf blitzer in "the situation room." thanks for watching. happening now, breaking news, shrinking margin. new polls show the gap may be closing in key states, and donald trump is predicting victory, hillary clinton is warning we can't take our foot off the gas. the candidates are slugging it out in crucial battlegrounds this hour. willing to spend. trump tells cnn he'll put $100 million of his own into the campaign. if he antes up at the last minute, can it make a difference? no good answer. wikileaks e-mails show aides admitting there is no good answer for why she used the
private e-mail server while secretary of state. trump cuts the ribbon at his gnawest hotel amid signs that bookings and rates are down at some properties. are allegations of sexual misconduct putting his brand in a deep hole? i am wolf blitzer. you are in "the situation room." >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. breaking news. donald trump campaigns this hour in the crucial battleground state of north carolina, after taking a time-out to cut the ribbon on his new hotel here in washington, d.c. there, trump told cnn's dana bash, he expects a tremendous election victory and that he is willing to put more of his own money into the campaign to make it happen. trump says he'll have $100 million invested though campaign records show he's only put in $60 million so far. new polls show trump may be closing the gap with hillary clinton. one shows him with a slight edge
in florida, another shows clinton's lead narrowing in new hampshire. our own average of national polls shows clinton with a seven-point lead. clinton today told supporters that every vote counts, saying we can't take our foot off the gas. she is focusing in on florida where voters are forming long lines to cast early ballots. it's clinton's birthday, by the way, but her present from wikileaks is another stolen campaign e-mail in which a key aide acknowledges, quote, there is just no good answer for why clinton used the private e-mail server as secretary of state. i'll speak with former congressman pete hoofstra, a trump supporter. our columnists analysts and guests will have full coverage of today's top stories. beginning with donald trump. he is back on the campaign trail in north carolina. this hour, our national correspondent jason carroll is traveling there with him. what's trump's message today,
jason? >> reporter: part of his message, wolf, was clearly to get out and promote his own business, if only for a little while. part of his message some of what we've heard before. not only does he say he's going to win the state of north carolina, he says he is going to win this election. >> i am tired of the excuses from our politicians. i am tired of being told why cannot be done. >> reporter: donald trump taking a brief break from the campaign trail to promote his new hotel in washington, d.c., and striking an optimistic tone. >> there is nothing we cannot accomplish. the united states is great. it's great. its people are great. >> reporter: trump's brief detour from the campaign trail, not the furs time the real estate mogul has showcased his properties as campaign settings. trump says his business acumen is what the country needs from its president.
>> this is what i want to do for our country, and that is what we're working so hard to do. right now, just about everything our government touches is broken or they break it. it's always over budget, behind schedule, and simply nothing works. >> reporter: and trump took an opportunity to again take aim at the media. >> by the way, congratulations, newt, on last night. that was an amazing interview. we don't play games, newt, right? we don't play games. >> reporter: the gop nominee referring to fox news's megyn kelly's interview with trump advisor and former house speaker newt gingrich. gingrich losing his cool when kelly pressing him about the women accusing trump of unwanted sexual advances. >> you are fascinated with sex and you don't care about public policy. that's what i get out of watching you tonight. >> you know what, mr. speaker, i am not fascinated by sex, but i am fascinated by the protection
of women and understanding what we're getting in the oval office. >> okay. >> i think the american voters would like to know -- >> therefore we'll send bill clinton back to the east wing because, after all, you are worried about sexual predators. >> he is not on the ticket. the polls show the american public is less interested in the deeds of hillary clinton's husband than they are in the deeds of the man who asks us to make him president, donald trump. we're going to have to leave it at that. and you can take your anger issues and spend some time working on them, mr. speaker. >> you too. >> reporter: gingrich firing back today. >> i don't have an anger problem. i have a media bias problem. i believe the media bias in this election is the worst in modern history. >> reporter: trump taking offense when cnn's dana bash asked if today's hotel ribbon cutting was worth it? >> to people who say you are taking time out of swing states to go do this, you say? >> i say the following. you have been covering me for the last long time.
i did yesterday eight stops and three major speeches. and i have been doing this for weeks straight. i left here -- i left there for an hour and a half. i am going to north carolina right now, then i'm going to florida and then i'm going up to new hampshire. for you to ask me that question is very insulting because hillary clinton does one stop and then goes home and sleeps. yet, you'll ask me that question. i think it's a very rude question, to be honest with you. >> reporter: trump also saying, for all those who were criticizing him for making the stop in washington, d.c., you heard there, wolf, he says he keeps a more rigorous campaign schedule than hillary clinton. he also took aim at hillary clinton for attending the adele concert yesterday. as for tomorrow, he says he'll be making three stops in ohio. wolf. >> another key battleground state. jason carroll, thank you very much for that report. dana bash, as you just saw, she caught up with donald trump today as he cut the ribbon on his new hotel here in washington. dana, trump told you he may dig
a lot deeper into his own personal pocket to get some cash into his campaign? >> that was based on some questions i was asking him about some frustration i have heard from republicans that he hasn't done that enough given the fact that he says he is worth billions and billions of dollars, in order to be more competitive in television ads against hillary clinton. here is what he said. >> let me just tell you that we have -- i'll have over $100 million in the campaign. hillary clinton has nothing in the campaign. she is all special interests and donors. they give her the money and then she'll do whatever they tell her to do. i will have over $100 million in the campaign, and i am prepared to go much more than that. now, here is the question. new polls are coming out. we're leading florida, we're doing great in north carolina. we're doing great in pennsylvania. we're doing great all over. we're doing really well in new hampshire, ohio, as you know, and iowa are doing fantastically well. i am telling you -- cnn doesn't say it, but i think we're going to win.
>> reporter: so, but to do that you have a pretty good bank account. and time is running out, the clock is ticking. will you write a check? >> i've already done it. i've written a number of them. >> reporter: specifically to get up on the air to combat the ads hillary clinton is running against you. >> in florida she has 50 to 1 against me. you were the one who reported that. >> you have the means to combat that. >> sure i do. 50 to 1 and i am leading. in the old days you would get credit, if you would spend less money and have victory, that would be a good thing. today they want you to spend money. i'll have over 100 million. i'm willing to spend much more and i have to. >> can you be specific? how much are you willing to put down in order to put up new ads? >> i already have over 100 million in. i'm willing to invest more than that. >> like how much? >> don't. go for your last question, dana. >> my last question because i am getting the hook over here, in the speech you talked about the fact that this is the second-best piece of real estate on pennsylvania avenue.
in 14 days, are you hoping that you're going to be spending, after that, more time here or down the street? >> well, look, i just hope that -- i built a great company. truly a great company with some of the great assets of the world, not only in our country but other countries. i predicted brexit. you were one of the people who asked me about brexit. i said it's going to happen. i am not even saying this is brexit, but i think the result will be the same, if not more so. we are going to have, i think, a tremendous victory. people don't want four more years of obama. they don't want hillary with all of the corruption and all of the problems. and you see all of these wikileaks coming out, and they're a disaster. when you see john podesta, who i think is terrible the way he speaks about her, but that she has bad instincts. john podesta saying that the person he works for has bad instincts, i think it's terrible. but so many other things, even worse than that, are out about their honesty and their dishonesty. i really think that we're going to have a tremendous victory. if i didn't think that i'd say,
well, we'll be fighting hard. we will be fighting hard but i think we're winning. i don't think it's even a question of we're going to try and win. you start looking at the polls, what's happening, more importantly start looking at all the people going to vote and sending in their ballots. we're way ahead on virtually every state, every area. i think we'll have a great victory. >> reporter: wolf, back on the question of money. he says he is going to have spent $100 million. the last fec report, the government report that campaigns are required by law to put out there, it said that he had spent $56 million of his own money, which means that he is saying since then, in the last month, he will have written a check for more than $40 million. we'll see if that's true. but i think the key thing -- i give you some new reporting that i have -- i am told that reince priebus, the rnc chair, went to him earlier this month and specifically said, can you please write a check, get up on the air, you need to do this in order to be competitive.
and it didn't happen, i am told. that just kind of gives you more of the context of some of the frustration that i have heard from republicans about the fact that he does have a pretty good bank account and they -- and more importantly, they are feeling like they're getting closer, the polls are tightening, and if only they could be more competitive with their paid advertising they think that they could get over the top in some of these swing states. >> $40 million, $50 million in paid advertising at this late stage could presumably make a difference. >> depending on where it is and the cost of the media markets. some of the markets like florida, south florida in particular, and in pennsylvania, outside of philadelphia, they're expensive. but still, it is possible. >> dana will be back with us later. good work, dana. thanks very much. joining us now, former republican congressman pete hooks. he is a donald trump supporter. former member of the intelligence committee.
thank you for joining us. >> good to be with you, wolf. >> you think he'll put up another $40 million or $50 million and contribute more than $100 million? he's contributed $56 million so far. you think he'll actually deliver? >> well, he has been very generous so far. $56 million is a lot of money. i think, by being evasive with dana, i know he didn't answer her question, but if i am in the last week -- two weeks of the campaign, i really wouldn't give her a straight answer either. have -- you want the clinton campaign guessing. is he going to put in 20? is he going to put in 40? is he going to put in 60 or 80? you know, this is one where, you know, it's his -- you know, we're going to keep you guessing. but i think he's going to invest the money that he believes he needs to invest to win this race. >> trump also told us -- told dana that he thinks he is winning. he says he is winning, in his words -- i am way ahead in virtually every state. but based on all the scientific polls that's not necessarily
true. he is ahead in some of the battleground states, but he is not ahead in virtually all of the battleground states right now. right? >> that's correct. but you know, we're seeing a tremendous amount of momentum here in michigan in the last week to ten days. he has cut the lead in half. we're down to low single digits. we're at 5% in the latest poll and still with a significant number of undecided voters. for the first time in quite a while, michigan is in play. >> when was the last time trump -- >> that's a very good sign for the campaign. >> when did trump go to michigan lately? i haven't seen him or pence. is is the campaign spending money -- any significant amount of money in michigan? >> absolutely. mike pence was here last week. >> what about trump? >> ben carson will be here on the weekend. donald trump, it's been -- it's been longer. i am trying to think because i
was at the rally where he was at. so that's probably been three, three and a half weeks since donald trump has been here. but, you know, if those numbers stay where they are, i expect that we will see donald trump in the last two weeks. >> you do. all right. let's see if he shows up in michigan. if he does, that would be significant because the polls i have seen from michigan show that i think she has like a double-digit lead right now. maybe that is narrowing as we get closer and closer. >> let's get to the other sensitive issue. a man you know well, newt gingrich. speaker while you were in congress. trump congratulated him today for sparring with fox news anchor megyn kelly. you saw the exchange that megyn kelly and newt gingrich had. why do you think he would bring that up in his speech? it was a very, very awkward moment. instead of simply staying on message. >> well, i think what donald trump consistently likes to see and wants to demonstrate -- because a lot of people have
been frustrated. republicans but independents. because no one is fighting washington. no one is fighting what some believe is a biased media. and so mr. trump himself is a fighter and wants to demonstrate that he is a fighter. he likes to see when there is fight in the people that are supporting him. >> you think megyn kelly is biased? >> i didn't see the whole interview. i didn't see what the whole show was last night. obviously newt had been watching the show earlier on, and by the time, you know, he was on the show, it appears that he thought, at least the first part of the show prior to him and maybe all of his interview, was, you know, was biased. i know that many of us are frustrated, wolf, that there is a continual fixation on some of the issues when we really want to be talking about other issues, whether it's national security, whether it's getting this economy moving again, whether it's the sky-rocketing
premiums on obamacare and those types of things. those are the things that are going to make a real difference to the american people over the next four years. >> you make a fair point, but it's donald trump who keeps bringing up this issue. for example, today when he went out of his way to give a nice shoutout to newt gingrich at the expense of megyn kelly. that's donald trump who did that. the news media simply is reporting what donald trump did. right? >> the news media picks and chooses exactly what they're going to pick up of mr. trump's message on any given day. today they focused on that. i got to give you credit. you also talked about other things in an earlier segment on cnn where they were saying why has he had an opening. your analysis team said we're cutting him some slack on this. he has been out, working hard, doing five, six rallies a day, traveling around the country. and being at an opening that demonstrates that he is a
business guy and he has created jobs in america is very consistent with his campaign. but you know, you're reporting on his day today and it's been very fair. >> the fact that he wanted to go support his kids, especially his daughter, who played a very important role in that hotel. that's a point he keeps making as well. take a little time out, go and do that. you're right. he has been a lot more rallies out there in recent weeks than hillary clinton has been at rallies. he has been a lot busier out there on the campaign trail. let's talk about donald trump and the republican party leadership. you were once a member of that house republican leadership. he attacked the party leadership saying he would be doing better if they had supported him. he said this in an interview with reuters. if we had party unity, we could lose this election to hillary clinton. the people are very angry with the leadership of this party, referring to the republican party, because this is an election that we will win 100% if we had support from the top.
he seems to be blaming the house speaker paul ryan, setting the stage for blaming him if he doesn't win the election. is that fair? >> well, i think this is going to be, i think, as someone else i have heard discuss this -- this is going to be -- this is an election unlike anything that we've ever seen before. yes. i don't think -- party unity for republicans at this point in time would be absolutely invaluable in terms of making sure that we get the right result on november 8. i think there are still a lot of republicans who are in that undecided mode in terms of figuring out exactly what they're going to do on election day. what donald trump wants, and i think what paul ryan wants, what mitch mcconnell wants, we want all republicans to come home to vote for the ticket so that we can send donald trump to washington and paul ryan back as speaker of the house. >> congressman, we're going to take a quick break. we have more questions for you.
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back with fortunately former republican congressman pete hoekstra, a donald trump supporter. put on your hat as a former intelligence committee chair. the house homeland security chairman mike mccall of texas, a republican. you know him, right? >> yes. >> a serious guy. he says he told trump -- he is a national security advisor to trump as well, supports donald trump. he said that russia was, in fact, behind the election-related, the hacks of the democratic party, saying this about trump. quote, i think he has in his mind that there is not the
proof. i have briefed the nominee on this. this is a nation-state attack to undermine the integrity of our democratic process. he also said this. i think he has in his mind that there is no tt the proof. he hasn't had the briefing i've had. do you accept what mike mccaul is saying? if you do, why doesn't trump? >> i think i accept what that he is describing is very accurate. he has had the briefings. he has briefed donald trump. mike and i have been in some of the same meetings with mr. trump. mr. trump hasn't had the full benefit and experience of the briefings. what the dni has come out and said is, number one, we believe or we're confident that this is a russian hack. most likely it was directed by the highest levels of the russian government. the third point that they make is there have been other hacks going on against our electoral system, the electoral process and systems in the various states. they do not know who has
conducted those attacks. and perhaps most importantly, our two final points that don't get a lot of attention. they haven't said exactly what the objective of these russian attacks or other state actors may be, what kind of outcome are they going towards and trying to achieve. and the other thing that, you know, i am surprised, you know, joe biden a couple weeks ago hinted that there was going to be a counter-attack, a cyber attack, against the russians. that's something that, especially in cyber space, i would never acknowledge. that's one where someday, if something happens in russia, i would like the russians scratching their heads saying, wow, i wonder who did this, and i wonder if this is retaliation for what we did to the americans. personally, i think we're talking about this a lot more in public than what we should be. >> all right. we're going to leave it on that note. a very serious note indeed. pete hoekstra, thanks so much
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day. let's bring in our political experts starting with dana right now. you spent some time with him. did he seem more focused on winning this election or having a wonderful opening for his hotel? >> i have to say he did seem more focused on winning the election. in his actual event in and around the hotel, obviously, he was talking a lot about his hotel, but he was much more mellow, much more subdued. dare i say a little bit more introspective than i've ever heard or seen him before. when he and i talked briefly, there is no question that he sounded more upbeat, and it seemed to me that he truly believed more than he was letting on even a couple of days ago that it was more possible, and it's probably because of things like the new poll from bloomberg this morning that showed him up a couple of points in florida. never mind that yesterday or the day before he was talking about all these polls being dark polls. we'll leave that aside. >> more of your interview coming
up later in the situation room. mark preston, this is the bloomberg poll. trump 45%, clinton, 43%. gary johnson, 4%. jill stein 2%. does he really have a shot of winning in florida? >> absolute declarations are probably wrong to do because there are so many surprises. if you look at the state of florida. it's a snapshot of the whole nation with the northern part of florida, specifically the p panhandle, more rural. miami, more diverse. hillary clinton is doing well in the south. in south florida. and of course, donald trump is doing well in the north. where he is gaining round or, which will be critical in the election. he is winning independents right now in that state. people wonder why. they forget the fact that hillary clinton's disapproval rating right now is 52%. trump's is 57%, but she is over 50%. could trump win the state? yes. but here is the bottom line. he needs to win the state in
order to continue on through election night. >> i think by now all of us have seen the exchange between newt gingrich and megyn kelly on fox. it was pretty brutal, i must say. today trump went out of his way at this opening ceremony, and newt gingrich was there with his wife calista. he praised newt gingrich. we heard that exchange as well. does it help or hurt trump right now with 13 days to go? >> i think it absolutely hurts him. he doesn't seem to know that. he praised newt gingrich today on stage. he thinks it's a good thing to have his surrogates doubling down on his message. i i don't think it helps him at all but i don't think he is aware of that and i don't think he really cares. >> he did give a nice shoutout to newt gingrich today. he criticized hillary clinton's policies as far as syria is concerned. here is what he said in an interview with reuters. donald trump. quote, what we should do is focus on isis. we should not be focusing on
syria. you're going to end up in world war iii over syria if we listen to hillary clinton. all right. that's what he said in the interview with reuters. now, a russian political leader -- you are an expert on russia -- suggested that hillary clinton could spark world war iii as well. this is what he said. americans voting for a president on november 8th must realize that they are voting for peace on planet earth if they vote for trump. but if they vote for hillary, it's war. so it sounds like trump is saying what zhirinovsky was saying. >> in russia he is often compared to trump. he is called the russian trump. this is a line that we have heard throughout the presidential campaign in russia. that our presidential campaign, when it's talked about in russia, that hillary clinton is a warmonger and donald trump is for a healthy isolation and that he is going to bring peace to the world by basically pulling
america back and letting -- giving russia more room to maneuver. and as we know, vladimir putin is a big peace-maker. what is interesting about donald trump's comment is where does he think isis is? they're partly in iraq. they're also in syria. where is raqqa? i guess he's never been strong on middle east geography. >> interesting point. the e-mails that have been hacked by wikileaks, the john podesta e-mails, the campaign chair for the hillary clinton campaign, one of the -- in a just released batch, her former spokesman acknowledges that there is, quote, no good answer for the mess her private e-mail server created. how damaging are these latest batch of stolen e-mails that have been released? >> it's not good. there is no question about it. and the fact that you have the private e-mails of democrats and not just, you know, democrats who may have been for somebody other than hillary clinton -- these are -- these are very big
supporters of hillary clinton e-mailing john podesta saying this is, you know -- maybe she thought she would get away with it. there is no way to explain this. they need to clean it up. that was a little bit different. that was about the president kind of getting his facts wrong inadvertently. it's bad for that reason, in the content of it. but it's also bad because we're talking about it. we're 13 days away from the election, and this is hitting straight on her sweet spot. and the thing that makes -- one of the things that makes people so -- it makes it so hard for people to get around the idea of voting for hillary clinton, because they think that she is not trustworthy. more importantly, it's the insider versus outsider. she is part of the game, part of the washington establishment and donald trump, for all of his foibles, isn't. >> manu raju, our correspondent, is reporting that the clinton campaign wants the big donors out there, the democratic party
big donors, super pacs and others, to donate to the senate candidates who are in tough battles. she really -- if she is elected president, wants to have a democratic majority in the senate. does it sound like she thinks it's over? >> i mean, when you look at thate certaintha that, certainly. i think she's looking ahead and thinking it will be difficult to govern with all the animosity towards her. it seems premature with all the wikileaks things coming out. donald trump is not talking as much about wikileaks as you suspect he would be right now 13 days out. he is talking about his hotel, all the things he's been talking about really since the republican primary. i don't think he is using this to his advantage. >> everybody stay with us. don't go away. we have a lot more news coming into the situation room. we'll take a quick break and be right back. most on these balloons. travel with my daughter. roller derby. ♪ now give up half of 'em. do i have to?
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during a rally that ended just a little bit ago hillary clinton warned her supporters that donald trump is right when he says he could still win. clinton, spending her birthday in one of the most important battleground states in the country. we are talking about florida. let's bring in cnn's pamela brown. pamela, what else did hillary clinton say today? >> it's clear, wolf, that hillary clinton is not taking anything for granted. she is on day two of her florida swing. her campaign believes winning florida is key to winning the election. >> there are only 13 days left in this important election. and i have to tell you, it is so
clear how high the stakes are. >> reporter: today hillary clinton continues criss-crossing the sunshine state, trying to lock in its 29 electoral votes and taking aim at donald trump, as he opens his new hotel in washington, d.c. >> while the hotel may be new, it's the same old story. he relied on undocumented workers to make his project cheaper. and most of the products in the rooms were made overseas, and he even sued to get his taxes lowered. >> reporter: as clinton celebrates her 69th birthday on the trail with a cake and a song. ♪ happy birthday ♪ happy birthday >> thank you! >> reporter: her campaign is welcoming the early-voting numbers rolling in, with more than 7 million votes cast, there are more registered democrats voting in battleground states.
north carolina, nevada, and historically republican arizona. and a new cnn poll of polls shows clinton holding a seven-point lead over trump. but a new bloomberg poll finds trump narrowly ahead of clinton in florida, 45% to 43%, within the poll's margin of error. the clinton camp using everything in its arsenal, blasting battleground state air waves with a new ad narrated by morgan freeman. >> our children are looking to us. what example will we set? >> reporter: despite clinton's lead, she is still plagued by the constant drip of hacked e-mails from her campaign chairman john podesta released by wikileaks. in the latest one clinton's former spokesperson acknowledges the mess her private e-mail server created, saying, quote, there is just no good answer. >> we can't take our foot off
the gas, even for a short time. every vote counts. just ask my friend, former vice president al gore. >> reporter: meanwhile, the current vice president, joe biden, and donald trump are talking about resolving their differences the old-fashioned way. >> the process always asks me, don't i wish i were debating him. no, i wish we were in high school, i could take him behind the gym. that's what i wish. >> did you see where biden wants to take me to the back of the barn? me. he wants me. i would love that. i would love that! mr. tough guy. >> reporter: and another one of clinton's surrogates trading jabs with trump today. khizr khan, the gold star father who found himself in trump's cross-hairs after his dnc speech, you may recall, made his first campaign trail appearance for clinton in virginia and said trump doesn't understand the grief of a gold star mother. wolf. >> pamela brown, thanks very
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by his campaign rhetoric and some to have allegations of past misconduct? >> reporter: there are strong indications that it is being tarnished. we have looked into the hotel bookings, the traffic at trump's other businesses, they all point to some critical mass indicating that the trump name, at least right now, is toxic. [ applause ] a high-end ribbon cutting in washington. >> returned the property that was losing huge sums of money from the federal government into a major revenue producer and job creator. this is what i want to do for our country. >> reporter: but outside, a different take. protesters call for a boycott. the hotel has had a butchy start. two star chef quit, and a vandal
spray painted black lives matter. >> bookings are off. at some of his properties he's lowering rates because they're not getting the traffic they should get. >> reporter: cnn found a stay at trump's hotel in washington costs up to less than $200 less than comparable hotels in d.c. and bookings by millennials at trump hotels has decreased nearly 60% since 2015. in august, foot traffic was down 15% at hotels, casinos and golf courses. trump hotels does not provide occupancy occupation, but it's not just hotels. some residents at trump place apartments in manhattan have started a petition to change the name. >> we're uncomfortable with it, because it doesn't represent who we are at this point. that man we have found does not represent our values. >> reporter: analysts say
trump's businesses were declining through the campaign. then came the crisis -- >> grab them by the pussy. >> for women, a large percentage of people, i'm not comfortable being associated there. i don't want to spend my money there. >> reporter: there's also a campaign to boycott ivanka trump's clothing and accessory lines. but so far, donald trump's controversies haven't hurt her hiss. >> my brand was launched far before the presidential cycle commenced, and will continue long afterwards. >> reporter: now, responding to the reporting on the lowering of rates and booking problems at trump's new hotel in washington, a trump hotel spokesperson told us that hotel has been the most successful in terms of opening bookings and event marketing. the spokesperson said the report
on sites of declining traffic and bookings at trump's hotels are "manipulated to appear meaningful and don't accrually reflect their performance." >> brian, there's a new trump hotel chain that won't even bear his name. is that right? >> reporter: that's right. this is a new line of trump hotels that's aimed at millennials. it's billed as a lifestyle brand, it will be called cyon with no reference to the trump name. >> did they give an explanation why it's cyon opposed to trump? >> they want to appeal to millennials. that's really their name here, just appealing to the market value of millennials. they did not indicate this had anything to do with campaign controversies. >> brian todd reporting for us. as the battle for an isis
held city continues, the u.s. says it's only a matter of weeks before isis is driven out the symbolic capital in syria. and donald trump talks to cnn at the ribbon cutting ceremony, but why is he so upset with a question from dana bash. >> for you to ask me that question is insulting, because hillary clinton does one stop and goes home and sleeps.
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key battleground. hillary clinton is warning against complacency. is the campaign getting more competitive with the election less than two weeks away? personal investment. trump says he's willing to open his wallet wider and put more of his own money into the campaign. will he live up to his claim that he'll ultimately spend $100 million or more? new details on the mega millions earned by bill clinton in the latest batch of stolen e-mails published by wikileaks. are the clinton's assets a political liability th? boxing in baghdadi. going after isis in the self-declared capital. where is the group's leader? could a coalition offensive be timed to prevent a new terror attack? we want to welcome our viewers in the united states