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and good morning, i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. new drama both on and off the campaign trail as we now stand just eleven days away from electing the next president of the united states. both trump and clinton are in iowa where the latest polls show the race too close to call. but clinton appears confident of a win, intimating that joe biden could be her secretary of state. in the meantime, cleaning crews are wrapping up at laguardia airport after mike pence's plane makes a rough landing and skids off the runway. no one hurt. pence this morning downplaying the scare. >> it happened so fast, alisyn, that it was almost over before it began.
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but once we came off the plane, and saw the first responders on the scene, and saw the concrete which i've since learned, a portion of the runway is designed -- it's designed to break up to slow down aircraft, and the fact that we've come to rest there out on the grass in the mud was more dramatic to look at it from the outside of the plane. >> we are offering all the angles this morning. joe johnson has new details on where joe biden could land after the election. so let's start with you. hi, joe. >> good morning, carol. the takeaway from this is that if hillary clinton wins the election her transition team apparently could be asking her to consider one you of the highest profile picks she could make to fill the job that she once held in the government. cbs's elise lab today and jeff zeleny confirming a story first reported by politico that the name of vice president joe biden has been mentioned among others as a potential choice for secretary of state in a would-be hillary clinton cabinet.
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biden is well suited for the job should he be asked. besides being called on as one of president obama's go-to problem solvers in various regional hot spots, he's also a former chairman of the senate foreign relations committee, it's an interesting name to be floated in this way. points to the fact that no one really knows whether the vice president would want to continue his long career with yet another stint in government. biden, by the way, gave serious consideration to running for president himself, but since has become a seemingly tireless campaigner for hillary clinton. both the clinton and trump campaigns do have transition teams working on potential appointments, because there's such a short space between election day and the inauguration. hillary clinton has ordered aides not to talk about this process. no indication biden has been approached about it. carol? >> all right. joe johns reporting live from washington this morning. thank you. clinton may appear confident but there are still eleven days to go and it's clear both candidates are not going down without a fight. cnn's jason carroll joins me now
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with a wild day on the campaign trail today. hi, jason. >> and it is going to be a fight until the very end. the question is, carol, how much money is donald trump going to end up spending in the end. he has said repeatedly that he would spend $100 million of his own money, but his recent spending falling far short of achieving that goal. >> we should just cancel the election. and just give it to trump, right. >> reporter: donald trump reigniting his unsubstantiated claims of a rigged election. >> you look at texas, a lot of calls were made from texas. an incredible place. i love texas. the lines are massive and they were talking about flipping, you know, where they press a button and they press it for me and another name comes up. named crooked hillary clinton. >> do we have any facts on that? anybody can say that -- >> no, they just call in. they call in. >> reporter: texas officials deny any voter fraud issues. trump who has repeatedly,
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publicly called on african-americans to support him now his campaign accused of trying to suppress their turnout through negative advertising though the campaign denies those allegations. as new campaign finance reports show trump drastically slowing the flow of his own money to his campaign. after vowing to pump millions more into it. >> i will have over $100 million in the campaign. >> reporter: filings show the billionaire only put in $30,000 this month after consistently investing $2 million in previous months. hillary clinton, nearly doubling trump's found raising haul in october. on the stump in ohio, trump slamming the clintons after hacked e-mails reveal how much bill clinton made off lucrative speeches and ties to his foundation's fund-raisers. >> if the clintons were willing to play this fast and lose with their enterprise when they weren't in the white house, just imagine what they'll do given the chance to, once again, control the oval office. >> reporter: the clinton
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campaign saying in a statement that she never made decisions because of donations to the clinton foundation. none of the relationships being reported today are new. meanwhile, trump suggesting he might sue nbc over the release of that 2005 "access hollywood" video of him making lewd remarks about women. >> i think it was very negative. it was locker room talk. the microphone was not supposed to be on. not that i make that an excuse for myself, but, certainly, it was an illegal act. >> are you going to take any action after the election against nbc? >> you'll see. >> you'll see. >> reporter: a sharp contrast to clinton and the first lady joining forces in the battleground state of north carolina. >> hillary doesn't play. >> seriously, is there anyone more inspiring than michelle obama? >> reporter: the duo casting trump's campaign as a war on women. >> dignity and respect for women and girls. is also on the ballot in this election.
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>> reporter: and condemning trump's claim of a rigged election. >> they are trying to get you to stay home. they are trying to convince you that your vote doesn't matter. they are trying to take away your hope. >> carol, trump taking some seat today for comments he made last night referring to urban areas as ghettos. trump, for his part, though, he is back out on the campaign trail today hitting three stops, three states, new hampshire, maine, and iowa. clinton not giving up on the iowa either. she's making two stops there. meanwhile the president will be campaigning for her today in florida. carol? >> all right jason carroll reporting live for us. indulge me for a moment while i send a message out to mr. trump. mr. trump please stop talking about a rigged election. we have reached out to elections officials in ohio, pennsylvania and texas. there is zero evidence of a rigged election. here's what trump support and ohio secretary of state john husted told me.
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>> i'll say a couple things. first of all, i can reassure donald trump i am in charge of elections in ohio and they're not going to be rigged. i'll make sure of that. our institutions like our elections system is one of the bedrocks of american democracy. we should not question it. >> talk of a rigged election undermines america's democracy, and no, it is not patriotic to threaten the will of the people if mr. trump does not convince enough americans to cast a ballot for him. let's talk about this now. rebecca burgh is with me a national political reporter for real clear politics. err roll lewis is here, and ann stelter is president of the polling firm stelter and company a very well respected polling firm i might add. ann my first question to you. officials in your home state of iowa issued a statement refuting trump's claims, and saying there's been no evidence of tampering with the process. what are you hearing from iowans? >> well, i can tell you that several years ago the former
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secretary of state launched a massive investigation into what was happening with voter files, did they match up with the people who were actually eligible to vote. kind of hoping to find that there were problems with the file. but we got the good housekeeping seal of approval. that is our files are clean. and we keep them clean. and there -- so there's just, in that way that you can define rigging, no evidence that that's really possible in iowa. >> so, errol, former gop congressman joe walsh of illinois, who is known forible flapper to language is raising eyebrows after tweeting this. quote, on november 8th, i'm voting for trump. on november 9th, if trump loses i'm grabbing my musket. you in? he ended the tweet like that. walsh defends his commentsle in a cnn interview this morning. >> when i say grab your musket, man and let's go to war, if hillary wins, the republican party's going to be in our sights. because all these people who are
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pissed off again at what we believe, chris, is a corrupt political system, we're as angry at republicans as we are at democrats. even if trump loses, fair and square, chris, the anger is not going to go anywhere. >> so, errol, what do you think that he means by that? >> i'll take him at his word that grab your musket means attacking fellow republicans and trying to sort of change the party around by legal means. it's that kind of rough talk, though, it's that kind of sort of borderline violent talk with these sort of intimations that can cross the line between being passionate and colorful and being sort of menacing and threatening. and i think there's been a lot of discussion, people seem to be a little bit uneasy about the prospect of that. i personally don't feel that way. i have great respect for law enforcement, for the military, for the customs and traditions that hold the country together. if a few people want to really seriously act out, i think in almost every jurisdiction in
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this country there's somebody there who is ready to sort of get them back within the lines if they really want to sort of act crazy. you know, the reality is one of the most important parts of democracy is that sometimes you lose. sometimes your candidate loses. not that you did anything wrong. not because they didn't have the best ideas but because we do operate on a system that involves the majority sort of making a determination and that's what we're going to see happen on november 8th. >> rebecca, there's no doubt that the anger will remain, you know, if donald trump loses. right? if hillary clinton becomes president. there will be anger there. and there's nothing wrong with acts of civil disobedience because let's face it, that happens all the time in our country. but the way it's being discussed right now is disturbing. >> absolutely. and it matters. these words matter especially when they're coming from public officials or former public officials who have a meg aphone who have a larger platform than
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somm someone on facebook or twitter would have as evidenced by the fact we're interviewing joe walsh, we're talking about this. it matters that they use these words. and so there is the risk of, you know, how are people going to act out on their anger after this election? who are they going to direct their anger at? donald trump is already out there talking as we know about this rigged election. are they going to direct their anger at election officials in the states? are they going to doubt the outcome of the election? these are all really relevant questions at this point and this isn't really a scenario we have faced to this extent in recent elections. >> but i just want to go back to this notion of a rigged election, that there's massive voter fraud all across the country. because -- and i just want to look at this logically right now. so let's look at the state of texas, where mr. trump is saying that there are instances of voter fraud and he's afraid that he's going to lose the election there. yes, there were a handful of suspect ballots in texas. it happens. no system is perfect. but let's assume the problem is rampant. texas has a republican governor,
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a republican secretary of state, both u.s. senators are republicans, 25 texas republicans were elected to the house of representatives, including many trump supporters, yes mr. trump did not win texas during the primary but another republican native son did and that would be ted cruz. so, if indeed there is widespread voter fraud in texas, why are there so many republicans in office? >> you're coming to me for that? >> yes. >> i think the answer is that you know there's a lot of monitoring of both parties, in the actual process. and i think in 2, one of the reasons that it is so republican dominated has to do with the way the congressional districts are drawn. and when you have control of one party who then controls that process, you end up with a lot of people from that party elected to office. i think, you know, the question really when you hear the word rigged, people immediately think that there are people showing up in person to vote who are not
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eligible to vote. and i don't think anywhere we have found that -- that there's evidence of that. but there are many other parts of the snake that is the process of voting and counting those votes. and so i think, you know, people worried about whether it's -- you can hack into that system. whether public officials could change numbers in the tallies. again, there are observers for all of these processes if it's more sun light than anything else, so, it will be interesting to see if there end up being credible challenges to rigging. it seems like the system is rigged against rigging. >> oh, i like that. very fun. errol lewis, rebeccaberg, any seltzer, thanks so much for joining me this morning. now to mike pence's harrowing landing. cnn's deborah feyerick is live at laguardia to tell us more about that. hi, deborah. >> hey there, carol. well it's not the first time a plane has actually skidded off the runway here at laguardia
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airport. what makes it unique is the fact that this was a plane belonging to the vice presidential nominee. now officials say that it overshot the runway and landed way too quickly. peel on board the plane say it happened so fast, that they didn't even realize the plane was on the grass until after they got off that plane. >> we have a emergency in the airport. >> a frightening experience for donald trump's running mate mike pence. >> when we landed it was obvious that the pilots were breaking very aggressively on the runway. we could feel that. and then, we began to feel the plane fishtail a little bit. >> flying in from fort dodge, iowa, the trump campaign's charter plane carrying the indiana governor skidding off the runway upon landing at new york's laguardia airport. >> we were moving down the runway much more quickly than a plane should be going if it's landing. >> reporter: investigators will be looking at a variety of factors, including weather. one law enforcement source
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telling cnn it appears pence's plane came in too fast and landed too late on a rain-soaked runway. the plane was slowed thanks to cement blocks installed at the end of the runway, preventing the plane from careening onto a major highway. >> the plane ended up in the arrester bed at the end of the runway, destroyed about 80 arrester bed blocks. >> reporter: the plane, coming to a stop dangerously close to traffic. a safety layer on the runway torn up, avoiding a catastrophe. >> eastern stop, stop. go around. go around jet blue 1640. >> audio from the air traffic control tower capturing the tense moments with crews arriving on scene within one minute. >> we're getting help for you. >> reporter: officials say pence was reassured by flashing lights upon exiting the plane. later tweeting so thankful everyone on our plane is safe. trump reacting to the scare at a rally. >> i just spoke to mike pence, and he's fine.
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>> and you heard mike pence discuss the lights that he saw by the plane. emergency vehicles next to that plane within moments of this all happening. they actually practiced for those kinds of accidents or incidents i should say to happen. the ntsb is coming in from washington to investigate what the circumstances were and why this occurred. in the meantime, a new plane chartered boeing 737 is being flown up in the same company and mike pence will be on that plane to campaign. he will be leaving this time out of newark. carol? >> all right, deborah feyerick reporting live for us. thanks so much. still to come in the "newsroom," the number one issue for voters is the economy, stupid. and is it finally about to be front and center on the campaign trail? now that fedex has helped us simplify our e-commerce, we could focus on bigger issues, like our passive aggressive environment. we're not passive aggressive. hey, hey, hey, there are no bad suggestions here... no matter how lame they are. well said, ann.
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the second quarter the first quarter late last night, now this 2.9% is the best we've seen in a couple of years, carol. let me put it in broader perspective. it shows an american economy continuing to climb out of the deep, dark days of 2009. now you've heard on the campaign trail donald trump says this is a result of bad democratic policies and that his policies immediately would propel the united states economy to 4% growth. 4% growth you can see is something we last saw back in the 1990s. the late 1990s. this number shows that the american consumer appears confident. we saw that in the consumer confidence number just last month. the american consumer is spending business spending is less drag on the economy. what is this number, carol? you know this is a number that measures just about everything. what we import. what we export. how much money workers are making. what they're spending. how much businesses are spending on factories and retooling. so this is the biggest most comprehensive piece of economic data before the election carol. >> all right, christine romans stay right there. because we're going to talk about this new. i want to bring in katrina pearson the national spokeswoman
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for the trump campaign and angela rye is a cnn political commentator and former executive director of the congressional black caucus. welcome to you both. katrina the economic numbers appear healthy. why do so many trump supporters feel we're on the verge of economic disaster. >> well, i think you've mentioned the operative word, which is appear. very easily eleven days before the election. but i don't think any working class american is getting up and cheering on a 2.9 percent economic growth because the fact remains, the federal reserve is still pumping money into the economy, free money, which leads to a false economy and now that we have globally interest rates still very, very low and sometimes negative in cases it means it's an artificial stock market. working people need jobs, and they need increased wages. and because of wages and jobs we don't have the middle class that are able to either borrow money, or have the income to sustain consumption at this point. so i think the real test is going to be what happens when
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interest rates go up. >> okay, so i want to before i get to you angela i want to go back to christine because katrina said a number of things. >> yeah, well, interest rates -- well this kind of report shows the economy is healthy enough to withstand higher interest rates. a lot of people think the fed will raise interest rates and start to undo all of that loose economic policy by the end of the year. when you take this number with jobs growth it is still looking strong for people who have a job by the way, we do recognize there are a host of people who have been left out of the labor market. but when you look at the job market numbers, consumer confidence numbers, just yesterday there was a cnn/orc poll that say 54% of people say america is on the right track. you can see there's a better feeling about the economy overall. >> i will say and i'll post this to angela when i went to ohio last week and talked to voters who live in trump country so to speak, those voters in favor of donald trump they said that their biggest fear is economic collapse and while they may be doing well now, they just have a real fear of the future.
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so in order for them to even consider hillary clinton she's going to have to make them feel better about the future. why can't she do that? >> well, and i don't know that she can't do it, carol. i think the reality of it is 2007 and the mortgage bubble bursting and that crisis is not that far from here. right that's a very recent trauma that many people in all over the country have faced. particularly in communities of color. i would like to go back to something katrina mentioned, which was the middle class is hurting. well i would go to what we've learned from the census bureau last year which is the middle class, and poor people, had the best year they've had ever since -- in 2015. in quite some time rather. i won't say ever. it says that real median household income was $56,500 in 2015. that is an increase from $53,700 the year prior. i would also point to you the fact that the unemployment rate is much lower than when
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president obama started. black unemployment is still double the national average, and that has been the truth for 40 years. that is not president obama's fault. i think the reality of it is if we peddle this narrative, this conspiracy theory that the economy is horrible, then we'll create that unrealistic and unfortunate fear in the lives of people. that doesn't mean that their economic condition isn't real -- >> i just want to interject here. because mr. trump, mr. trump said something on the campaign trail because he does paint especially in the black community a very, very bleak economy. in fact, this is what he said in toledo, ohio, just yesterday. let's listen. >> we're going to work on our -- the ghettos, you take a look at what's going on where you have pockets of -- of areas of land, where you have the inner cities, you have so many things, so many problems. so many horrible, horrible problems. >> so katrina you heard mr. trump there say ghettos, and
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black communities, and i think that many black americans would say you're not really taking into account the whole of the black population. >> well, i think there's also a segment of the black community who have been consulting mr. trump on this issue who would disagree with you because there are severely depressed and suppressed communities out there. but we're not addressing still is the federal reserve's impact into this economy, and if we're talking about a $3,000 to $4,000 wage increase among the working class which has completely been wiped out by obamacare premiums, not to mention hillary clinton wants to raise taxes. this does not look good for the middle class. >> can i just respond to this really quickly, carol? >> sure. >> i think it's really important that when we have conversations like this they're rooted in fact. >> absolutely. >> so let's talk about -- let's talk about what donald trump could actually be saying to black people that would resonate and be based in truth. so there's an access to capital issues. people like donald trump take advantage of the fact -- >> which is what i said. >> no that's not what you said
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at all. but people -- >> people -- >> capital issue. >> i know you don't want to hear this because the truth burns, but people like donald trump actually take for granted the fact that they have readily available access to capital. people in my community often times don't. but let's talk about the ghetto. because donald trump as we know is a real estate developer that has taken advantage of things like gentrification and that's how he ended up keeping people out of neighborhoods where they could earn more income. >> he actually has addressed that, angela. >> no he hasn't. >> and because facts do matter mr. trump has also talked about the fact -- >> let katrina respond. >> -- if you've listened to anything he has said about the black community or his urban development he's talked about the problems that we have with black americans being able to access capital and you can go back to when he testified before congress on how to fix the economy, he talked about having more affordable housing for minority communities and he's worked with jesse jackson and the rainbow coalition to help
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black entrepreneurship. those are the facts you never see on cnn, angela, because -- >> angela has a former -- you know, she was with the congressional black caucus so is that true angela. >> and ran it into the ground. >> i'm sorry. >> and ran it into the ground. >> i ran the cbc into the ground? >> absolutely. >> ha, ha, ha. that is laughable. >> -- you're not aware of mr. trump's -- >> no. katrina. >> -- positions. >> no, because -- wait, wait, wait. >> let me -- let me. >> stop stop! katrina what are you talking about? >> it's ridiculous. >> what are you talking about that angela ran the congressional black caucus into the ground. >> what did i do? >> the record is out there. look at where the finances were. so i think it's interesting -- >> oh, i'm sorry, honey, katrina, katrina -- >> -- discuss but we don't want to talk about the actual facts of mr. trump's policies when it comes to urban communities. >> carol, can i please respond to the personal attack at this point? let me just -- let me just -- >> okay, stop, stop. angela has to respond to these charges that she ran -- >> if she's going to call me a
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liar then of course let's have a personal discussion because i am tired of coming on cnn and completely having mr. trump's policies lied about consistently, because he has addressed every last one of these issues which is why his support in the black community is on the rise. >> okay. good luck with that lie, as well. now, let me respond to what your direct -- >> see. >> you're right because you're like. the criticism about the congressional black caucus, he actually had a successful run. perhaps you heard of the jobs initiative where we went into communities of color to ensure at that point when the black unemployment rate was double the national average and higher than it has been in years we worked on that. we went to five cities in urban areas to address unemployment specifically. after that jobs initiative we provided nine recommendations to the obama administration that then manifested themselves in the american jobs act. you want to talk about what happened with black unemployment? your republican congress chose not to address jobs. chose not to consider that jobs recommendations -- those jobs recommendations that american
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jobs bill that is what happened there. now in terms of finances running finances into the ground, you want to talk about congressional member organizations budgets? i give you newt gingrich. one of your other surrogates long before i was even in elementary school, dear, newt gingrich snatched congressional member organizations budgets. the cbc never had a budget so i don't know which organization you're talking about. perhaps you should get your facts together because we had a budget that was run by member representational allowances. there was no money management there. now going back to the economy -- >> now we -- we -- we -- i'm going to stop this now. this has veered in a direction i never expected. >> it is crazy like what are you talking about. that's slander. i could sue you katrina. >> oh, my god. okay. so -- >> i would like to make one final point. >> bring us back to where we began, carol. everyone you're welcome. the, the, the, the point i would make is we've been in seven years of economic expansion and it hasn't felt like it because we were so afraid about what happened to us in 2008-2009
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right. we really couldn't believe the economy was moving forward. but it was. but it won't move forward wherever because the economy goes in cycles of ups and downs and we're overdue for the economy to falter. so your vote on election day is who do you think has the policies to cushion you when the economy inevitably falters again. the jobs plan, the energy plan, tax plans, education plans. so, insults aside we need to really soul search about who do you think is going to be able to lead the economy? because it will have a pullback eventually. >> thank you, christine for injecting some sanity into this segment. anyway, christine romans, thanks to all of you. still to come in the "newsroom," astronaut turned gun control activist hillary clinton getting a boost from mark kelly on the trail in all-important florida we'll talk to him next. listerine® kills 99% of bad breath germs. this is 100% useful for a 100% fresh mouth. just ask listerine® users. the very people we studied in the study of bold.
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and good morning, i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining
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me. president obama and tim kaine each hitting the trail in the all-important state of florida today. and the vice presidential candidate won't be alone. at his side former congresswoman gabby gifrds and mark kelly as they'll be there to promote gun legislation. this as the nra pours millions of dollars into ads aimed at keeping hillary clinton out of the white house. >> hillary says -- >> and when it comes to guns, we have just too many guns. >> the supreme court is wrong on the second amendment. >> hillary's made her choice. now, you get to make yours. defend freedom. defeat hillary. >> the nra underscores just how important this election is when it comes to gun rights since the next president will nominate a supreme court justice to fill an open spot. let's talk about this and more. i'm joined by retired astronaut mark kelly. he's the husband of gabby giffords and cofounder of americans for responsible solutions which supports legislators who take on gun lobbyists. welcome.
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>> thank you for having me on. >> thank you for being here. by the way we did reach out to the nra this morning to be on the show, and we have not heard back. so first question to you, mark. politico says the nra has poured $26 million into ads to defeat clinton in key swing states yet she's running ahead or with mr. trump in pennsylvania, virginia, north carolina and ohio. there was a time when the nra was considered all-powerful in those largely pro-gun states. so what happened. >> well, i think, you know, gabby and i and our organization got involved, and there are other organizations, and the nra and the gun lobby is no longer working in a vacuum. i mean for 40 years, they owned the politics on this issue. and they don't own it anymore. when you communicate with the american people, and you draw a distinction between what the gun lobby stands for, and what responsible solutions to gun violence look like, more often
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than not upwards of 90% of the time they want responsible change. >> so you're on this cross-country tour to promote commonsense gun laws and you said you get off the bus, you go into gun shows, you try to engage gun owners, and talk with them. what has the reception been like? >> you know, i'm a gun owner myself. i own six guns. gabby's been a gun owner most of her adult life. so i understand these -- these folks, you know, pretty well. and i'm a strong -- i look at myself as a strong supporter of the second amendment. at the same time, we need to do a much better job keeping guns out of the hands of felons, domestic abusers, the dangerously mentally ill, and even terrorists. so when you talk to these people and you present them with data and a little bit of logic, and you listen to them, you know, often you find there are things that you could agree upon. but, you know, like we've seen over decades of this issue has become so politicized, and so
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heated, you know, it's -- it's sometimes -- it makes it quite the challenge. but we're making a lot of great process in a lot of places, especially here in currently in the state of florida. >> there's still that sentiment out there, and it's very strong that hillary clinton means to take away people's guns. you know, we hear that all the time. how -- how does she convince people -- because she says that's not what it's about with her. >> yeah, i don't know. i mean she says that over and over again, that she's -- you know, she's not in favor of getting rid of the second amendment. that she supports gun ownership of responsible people. you know i think that's all she can do. ultimately we're going to see through her actions when she's elected president, but you know, i don't believe for one second that she, you know, has another agenda with regards to the second amendment. she talks about keeping communities and families safe. and it's very clear that there are a few things you can do to
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get safer communities. one of those things is keeping guns out of the hands of people that shouldn't have them, by having more universal background check laws, by domestic violence legislation. one clear thing that we should do as a nation is keep guns out of the hands of suspected terrorists. so those are things she supports. her opponent does not support those changes. you know, he has said time and time again that he is endorsed by the national rifle association, and i imagine you could expect that he's going to do whatever this very powerful corporate lobby wants him to do, if he was to be elected president. >> i've always wanted to ask you, ever since the democratic national convention, when your wife walked across that stage, and gave that short speech, and, and got that wonderful reception, what went through your mind as she did that? >> well, i mean, i -- you know, i think about how hard she's worked. i mean, she was shot and nearly assassinated a little over five years ago. and it took a lot of hard work
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over a long period of time for her to get to the point where she could walk on the stage, and in front of millions of people on television, give a speech with no notes. you know, most of the people, including myself, you know, we have the teleprompter. gabby doesn't use the teleprompter. she went out there and just delivered this from her heart. and i could not be more proud of her. >> and just a final question. because you know i've always wondered this, too, if anyone has the right to be angry about lax gun laws or bitter about what happened to your wife, it's you. so how are you not bitter? >> well, i think i'm not bitter because of gabby. you know, she is not a bitter person. she talks about, you know, she's a fighter. but at the same time she just wants to move ahead and work hard to make this country a better place. and you know, the fact that i've got her by my side in this fight, i -- you know, i can't be bitter. we're going to make progress.
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we've done -- we've helped get laws passed in a dozen different states with supporting candidates, up and down the ballot. hopefully we're going to have a good day on november 8th. hopefully we'll have hillary clinton in the white house. and in the years to come we're going to have safer communities, and we shouldn't have to live in a country that has 33,000 deaths every year from gun violence. that is completely unacceptable. and elections matter. so we're going to make sure we work as hard as we can to get the right people into office. >> mark kelly. thanks for joining me this morning. i'll be right back. . and i know a thing or two about trading. so i trade with e*trade, where true traders trade on a trademarked trade platform that has all the... get off the computer traitor! i won't. (cannon sound)
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the battle for mosul getting bloodier by the hour. isis is forcing tens of thousands of men, women and children into mosul. the united nations says they'll very likely be used as human shields as iraqi forces advance toward the city. michael holmes has the latest for you. he joins us live now from erbil,
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iraq. >> hi, carol. getting some very disturbing reports of a dramatic increase in the number of brutal executions going on at the hands of isis. sowing terror into the local population. u.n. reporting 232 people have been murdered by isis, executed in recent days. just around mosul. and we have word earlier this day that 20 men have been killed inside mosul by electrocution. they were tied together, and all electrocuted. this happening at mosul university. their bodies were then left out in the open as a message to the rest of the population. now, we're also hearing word that tense of thousands of people are being rounded up from the villages near mosul. just on the outskirts of mosul. and as you said, being brought in to the city to join what 1 million, 1.5 million other
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civilians in the city, all being held as human shields. this obviously is going to make the retaking of mosul extremely complicated for iraqi forces when they do eventually enter the city. also, word that isis is taking down all of the local iraqi cell towers around mosul, trying to make any kind of communication into the city even more difficult. intelligence has been getting out of mosul. there's been a couple of direct and accurate air strikes in the last couple of days, targeting isis militants in specific buildings. the cell towers going down. that, too, is going to be problematic. these are going to be bloody and difficult days, and, in fact, weeks ahead, carol. >> michael holmes reporting live from inside iraq this morning. much more after a break. looking for a medicare prescription drug plan
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you are about to behold trumpkin, the world's most giantist pumpkin. here's jeanne moos. >> reporter: it's a front porch
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like any other until you notice who's sitting on it. donald trumpkin, hillary clintonkin and who's the third one? >> the wild card. putin. i call him putkin. >> reporter: vladimir is the biggest 341 pounds. here in dublin, jeannette is famous for her portraits. >> i started pumpkinizing giant celebrity pumpkins in 1988. >> reporter: she's done everyone from miley cyrus with her long tongue to kim jong-un, jay leno's chin required a vertical pumpkin. kanye west was a hit with his glasses. since she pumpkinizes whoever is big in the news, the donald and hillary were no-brainers. she has already done a 374 pound
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trumpkin last year. the trickiest feature to get right, what else, the hair. it's made up of six very large wigs. carved trumpkins are popping up all over social media right down to the minimalist wig and hole. when it comes to halloween, the donald is winning. his mask is overwhelmingly outselling hillary's nationwide. usually the candidate whose mask sells best tends to win the election but the trump mask has an advantage. >> the left likes to buy it because they want to lampoon him. the right likes to buy it because he's god-like, he's their kennedy. >> reporter: over 95% of people who buy latex masks are men. as for the donald's pumpkin, uncarved, it will last until new year's. so what happens when it's time to get rid of trumpkin, clintkin and putkin? before dumping them in the trash, jeannette says she chops them up like in the psycho shower scene. that's hair-raising.
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