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doesn't feel like they've been heard. i think his message is a phenomenal ad. it's a two minute spot that's really driving home his message of draining the swamp and anti-washington establish. . he's been consistent on that throughout his campaign. i believe win lose or draw, i think the republican party is going to take a closer look at changing the way washington works. i think the republican party is going to be committed to reigning in government spending. across the board republicans and democrats on issues such as obama care. they have no choice but to work together and trade is a big issue. we're seeing the trade issue alone is moving numbers in states like michigan and other states that are key battle ground states. i think they're going to be taking a closer look at some of the key issues. >> i've heard it a lot in the battle ground states personally in the voters. thank you to all of you. we appreciate it.
>> 2:00 a.m. eastern, 11:00 p.m. west. if you are up, so are we here with our special live election coverage. i am poppy harlow. we begin with another twist and perhaps the wildest presidential race of your lifetime. hours before election say director comey wraps up the review of the e-mails. the news? case closed. again. fbi agents working around the clock, scouring thousands of newly discovered e-mails linked to huma abedin. much of what they found, duplicates of e-mails that had been seen or personal e-mails. nothing found that the fbi said would alter the decision not to pursue a case against clinton. you will remember when the fbi announced this new review, donald trump pounced calling it bigger than water gate and
saying, quote, the fbi agents say their investigation is likely to yield an indictment. that didn't happen, and this isn't water gate, at least not right now. hours ago comey sent a letter to congress saying the bureau found nothing that changed the july decision finding no criminal activity linked to clinton's use of a private e-mail server, and the former house speaker describing director comey as an indefensible pretzel of contradictions. this as clinton and trump go across the nation. we are covering this from every angle. no one needs to sleep. we are live. here our panel. also in washington d.c., laura coats, and in california lonnie
chen, he is not supporting donald trump, though he is a republican. thank you forring with here. and laura, let me begin with you. the fbi once again says case closed with clinton. unless any new devices are found or more e-mails. you say this is not the end. the comey letter is not the end of the issue for hillary clinton. >> it's not. the reason you just stated. comey set an odd precedent. he's said i'm going to continue to update congress. if there is anything that may be related to what i testified about on the hill, and so there is a conceivable number of devices that may still be found with her aides in various degrees. it may be a case, this is a redundant issue that may continue to come up again and again. and it's something that has been
capitalized by donald trump, and with good reason. it presents the american public that there's a shadow of perhaps much more to time if she is president. and so this is one of the failures of i think comey in this case is that when he did this, he -- it's an irreversible error. now it will continue to haunt this campaign through the inauguration if she's elected. >> and perhaps beyond, right? >> yes. >> again, if new device are found. we know the clinton believe this hurt them. to what extent, we won't know until tuesday. the internal polling showed it urt them. the letter comey sent nine days ago. why is she making the choice not to address this head on on the stump? this is good news for her. she didn't talk it tonight. shooe n she's not going to talk about it much tomorrow.
>> this is relief this is good news for them. but in essence, they don't want to draw more attention to it by having clinton come out and talk about it and come out at rallies. certainly that was a discussion within the campaign over the last many hours. she's not addressing it. they want to make sure her closing message is positive, a message she's controls, not about the fbi. so much over the last ten days for her have been dictated by this comey letter that's sucked up so much of the oxygen and the clinton campaign believes this cost them votes and think now it's a wound that can't be healed in the last few days of the campaign. and that's why we're not seeing secretary clinton put a spotlight on it once again. >> bryan, we'll never forget michelle obama saying when they go low, we go high. that's something the clinton campaign has embraced, but it's not what we're seeing in the final days, is it? >> it's not. both these candidates are trying to have it both way by having
positive messages, sharing positive themes but mostly engaging in negative campaigning and negative tv ads. i think even though the e-mail development, the big unanswered question and the big story is going to be what was going on inside the fbi and what is still going on inside the fbi. how much of a rebellion is there right now and will there continue to be after election day? i think of this being a mild post, but there's more we don't know about what's really going on. >> julian, you say there's exactly to bryan's point, there's just perhaps not much of an appetite within congress to take on the fbi since the days of jay edgar hoover. >> right, politicians are always reluctant to take on the fbi because they don't want the fbi to go back against them. at the same time it's not clear
republicans would go after the fbi if they control congress. the question is would a democratic senate do something in? i think senator franken raised the question about looking into the agency. >> we tried to figure out where the leaks are coming from. >> with rudy giuliani saying in the morning an friday, you know, i've heard this and heard this. and then saying later to wolf, no, it was former fbi agents. >> that's the book i'd like to read is what happened inside the fbi, what agents were taking what position. it seems like there's a lot of mystery there still. >> lonnie, regardless of who wins whether it is trump or clinton, i think it's hard to dispute the argument that there's been a fracturing of your party, of the republican party, and the question is to what extent is it lasting? what do you want to see your party do come wednesday morning? >> i think part of it depends
obviously on whether trump wins or loses. i think if trump wins, it's going to be difficult for those who opposed him to continue as part of the same party or certainly the same party as currently constituted. if trump loses, it will be an interesting question. i think there's room for the different elements we saw in the election, not the least of which is maybe rethinking around issues like trade where donald trump did have a message that was resonating with a lot of people. maybe not fundamentally becoming an anti-free trade party but thinking about thinking more thoughtfully about those affected by trade. these are things we'll start seeing by wednesday morning. i hope if trump loses, republicans say there's a party worth saving instead of starting something new. >> i think there is, bryan and
sunlen, it's very much an important reality for us to talk about, the people, the millions of people that have felt left behind in this economy and country for far too long. and even if you disagree with donald trump, even if you despise him of the thing he said, he has been their voice. and who is their voice after him if he doesn't win? >> i've been interviewing a lot of beat reporters. i want to get their candid assessme assessment, and all of them said i didn't know what was happening in these states or in these communities, and in the pacific areas, these overlooked voters. >> you're talking to trump supporters try to tap in why do you support this man? there's a sense that he gives them a voice and they haven't had that in a long time. i can't tell you the amount of supporters that said they haven't been involved in elections past but they really felt like this time they have a stake in it because they feel they have a horse in the game.
>> that goes to the question of is there the secret trump voter? >> i'm not sure there is. i think most trump voters have now been pretty vocal and many pollsters are saying there's not going to be a surprise that way. maybe in pennsylvania or michigan, but i'm not convinced? >> that might be all you need. >> but on the other question, i think of barry goldwater. he gets killed in 1964. it goes poorly and then rond reagan comes on next with a cleaner look, and he'll be president in 1980. that's one thing that can happen. if donald trump is done, but someone continues with his message in a more politically astute way. >> quickly, laura, regardless of who wins does comey serve until 2023? >> he has a tenure that's intended to outlast the
political sphere. we want to make sure the fbi is not political. when he raised the red flag ten days before and lowered it two days before the election, it just really undermined his integrity, and the fbi in general. >> i'd read that book, the book he writes after this. thank you guys. lau laura, sunlen, bryan, julian, lonnie. you are troopers. donald trump's campaign manager was on cnn a short time ago. she spoke with anderson cooper. we want to play you part of their conversation, especially this. accusations from officials in the republican party that early voting in some states is being run in a way that is unfair to donald trump. here's part of the conversation. >> last night at a trump rally the chairman of the nevada republican party made a claim that polling places in clarke
county were kept open late so a certain group could vote, in his words. when you were asked about that earlier you referenced special rules for democratic voters. do you have any evidence to back that claim up that democratic voters are getting special favors? >> no, not in this instance. i was just making the case that that we're watching that. and we don't believe that polls should be open past the minute they're supposed to be and special favors should not be granted. >> and people are in line. >> great. great, but folks will be watching. there are people watching. i know hillary clinton has people watching. we just want fairness, in fairness, we are up against a woman and a machine that stops at nothing to get her way. it's always hillary first. the corruption, the ethics, the stop at nothing to advance her interest is very clear, and so we're just watching. but if people are already in line and wanted to vote, fine.
we're happy with the returns from the early voting in most states. >> don't facts matter? if the chairman of the nevada republican party is making this claim that polling places in clarke county kept open so a certain group could vote. those were voters in line on time to vote. why imply that it's this certain group? >> i think he was referring to the workers who were, i believe, either on break or after their shift trying to vote, from what i nuunderstand. he's making the point if this happen then it will be noted. honestly, we're running against hillary clinton and her crew, and we're going to fact check what we say and not them. that's rich. for everything from jim comey should resign to he's lying to he's a republican so he's the worst person ever, and now he's done the right thing. >> the system is rigged.
isn't that exactly what you guys did? i agree it's hypocritical of democrats in july to praise him and then go after him when things don't turn out their way. but isn't that what you were doing? >> make comey great again. >> you guys were doing the same thing. donald trump was saying the ship was righted. he's got back his reputation. is he going to say the same thing now? does he have confidence in comey if he becomes president? >> this doesn't change the facts we know he lied and lied a hobbit how many guys and the classified information. >> does your candidate have confidence in the fbi director? >> i will tell you this doesn't change the simple fact which is this investigation was bungled from the beginning. that's obvious. otherwise today wouldn't be the day we would find out she was asked about made to print information. that's new information. >> a new york post story we haven't been able to confirm it.
>> it was not known to us previously. we know that hillary clinton left classified information or information at a hotel in china and huma abedin had information in front seat of her car. it's sloppy and things were mishandled. none of that changes. we also know that they lie all the time. how have we tightened the polls? mr. trump is out talking about obama care. the 26 or 27 times president obama lied. >> they're chanting lock her up. it's not like you're going high either. >> i just say prop her up. i find it very curious she thinks people are at these rallies to see her and not the stars. we know who they're there to see. when she's by herself -- >> isn't ted new jersey et going out with your candidate? >> possibly, but people come to see donald trump. we know that. in minnesota today we posted the
event and within 16 or 18 hours we had 22,000 rsvps. >> it's incredible. >> but we know the media will ask, but will they vote? no that, they park their car a mile away and walk in the rain to be at the rally. of course they're going to vote. >> we've been saying that all along. the enthusiasm you guys have in the tens of thousands that show up. social security it's incredible. it's like a concert. people go there all day. that's one of the extraordinary things your candidate has done. mobilizing these people. that's an moamazing thing i thi we've been covering. >> you can see the full interview at cnn.com. james comey may not be popular with either party, but his announcement that hillary clinton won't face criminal charges is being cheered by the u.s. stock market right now.
a little after 2:00 a.m. eastern dow futures up 230 points that's a big jump for a market that has been slumping for nine days. we'll see where stocks end up when they open at 9:30 a.m. eastern. clinton and trump making their final pitch to voters in the battle ground states. we'll go live to pennsylvania where we find sara sidner. >> reporter: hi. as donald trump says he needs his supporters to go out and watch the polls, talking about fraud, there will be some folks here in philadelphia watching the polls that are here for other reasons. we'll have that story coming up. >> and that's why i am so thrilled to announce that my running mate is a man who doesn't just share those values. he lives them. >> i would like to introduce a man who i truly believe will be
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loyal people. i could stand in the middle of fifth avenue and shoot people and -- it's incredible. >> he never apologized to mr. and mrs. kahne, the gold star family whose son died in the line of duty in iraq. >> remember those moments? it has been quite a campaign season. let's go to florida. a state truly divided politically in 2012 president obama won by less than 1% of the vote. and in this race our poll of polls shows a dead heat, 45 to 45 between clinton and trump. it may be the middle of the night, but that's not a problem for nick valencia who is in tallahassee. sunday was the last day of early voting in florida. what do we know about turnout and who et benefits? >> here it was a historic
turnout. 12,000 more people cast their ballots in early voting than in 2012. things went smooth. we've heard about voter fraud or irregulari irregularity. there's always a something that something could ruin the perception of a free and fair election. the representative of the e county said the talk is just talk. >> it's poppycock. our systems are pretty secure. in florida they're all paper based. the touch screens were banned in 2007 because of their inability to verify their votes were correct. we have a system in place with a optical scan. fears over rigging the election are just that, fear that i
believe are being used to try to drive turnout low. >> reporter: there were long lines, especially towards the end. according to leon county the votes cast, 57% in favor of the democratic candidate, 28 in favor of the republican. we'll see if that translates throughout the state on tuesday. >> nick, thank you. let's go now to battle ground ohio. 18 electoral votes up for grabs in that state. the latest polling gives donald trump an edge leading hillary clinton by five points. suzanne is awake like you and me and everyone else watching? who can sleep? we're 48 hours from election day. early voting has been high there, especially in some places that have set records this year. when you talk about the campaigns, how do they look at the high early turnout for them? >> reporter: sure. it's absolutely critical for both sides, but especially for hillary clinton. she is looking at cleveland. that is critical for her.
we've seen clinton appearing with lebron james and jay-z and beyonce, super stars to try to attract millennials and women. that's really critical for her. when you look at donald trump, cincinnati is important. that's where you see a lot of early voters in cincinnati as well as southern ohio. he needs that section as well. that's really trump country. his message about against free trade and really building up the economy again, resonates with those who lost their jobs in manufacturing and steel. we've seen big numbers in both of those areas. that's significant. we're also taking a look at the latest information from cnn and our partner. this is catalyst, and it shows out of the 1 .5 million early voters, about 27% are democrats. 33% are republican and others are unknowns. it's the unknowns you want to
see who do they turn out to be? independants, people crossing over party lines? that's going to be significant, and you might recall in 2012 it was mitt romney who won on election day but it was barack obama who got the state of ohio when it was all said and done because of those early votes that were coming in and that were counted. and that's what hillary clinton is hoping to see as these two candidates and their races tighten. >> live for us in columbus, thank you so much. now to pennsylvania, historically tilting democrat but not this year. not necessarily. it is in reach, frankly, for both hillary clinton and donald trump. take a look at how close things are in pennsylvania right now. hillary clinton with an edge by just 4 percentage points. sara sidner is there. you have been talking to people who are really keying in, sara, on some specific words used by donald trump. >> reporter: absolutely.
those words mentioning both pennsylvania and philadelphia in particular. one of the reasons for that, donald trump going after the state and this city. because there is an investigation right now going on of this company called field works who was gathering registrations for voters and then turning them in and they have found some serious problems with those registrations, some irregularities, and so there's an investigation going on right now, and trump has hit hard saying his supports need to go out and watch the polls. that has also galvanized others to do the same. >> we're going to watch pennsylvania. go down to certain areas and watch and study and make sure other people don't come in and vote five times. >> reporter: the words of donald trump galvanizing people to act. >> watch certain areas. what do you think he means by that? is that racially charged? >> it's racially charged because he's appealing to a people that already believe black and brown
people are dishonest and dangerous. >> reporter: trump argues this is not about race but instead potential voter fraud. still j there are reports white supremacist groups say they'll show up to monitor inner city polls in philadelphia. if they do, they'll have company. for members of mega churches to local mosques, some 400 men of color say they will be at polling places this year too. >> the it's raining, we'll have umbrellas. if the lines are long and people feel like giving up, we'll entertain them so they don't leave. if someone comes to disrupt, we're going to shut that down through proper authorities. we're willing to call the police and also escort persons away from those areas. we will not allow anyone to disrupt free and fair elections in philadelphia. >> reporter: now kwlrks this same group of men, about 400 strong did show up in 2008 for
the election of president obama. they came out because the lines were going to be very long. they said this time they're coming out because they think there will be a lot of voters but also because they're worried about intimidation and want to make sure everything goes smoothly. >> sara, thank you for the reporting. we appreciate it. sara for us in pennsylvania. as the national polls tighten between donald trump and hillary clinton, we're talking about a three point spread in the latest cnn poll of polls. trump's path to the 270 electoral votes that he needs to win may be more feasible than originally thought. this let's talk about a few scenari scenarios. we have a panel here with us.
thank you forring wi being here. let's begun with a fear for clinton that played out in early vote, especially in north carolina where president obama has been pleading with voters, african american voters, to turn out big and early for hillary clinton. saying basically she is his legacy. if fresh turnoafrican american drops, this could help donald trump in several states. simone, are you worried? >> voting in north carolina specifically for african americans is up 16%, actually. but there has been unprecedented voter suppression efforts in south carolina. in places where there used to be 17 polling places, there's one now. that is an issue. it's a traditionally african american heavy region. i do they there are some alarms going off in north carolina, but the democrats have put together
a great ground game. >> you think it's voter suppression? >> in north carolina, yeah. >> you don't think it's a lack of enthusiasm for clinton? >> one, i think it's important to note that if anybody thought that hillary clinton was going to get obama numbers? that is not a thing. we can't really -- it's a different electorate. it's voter suppression in north carolina. in florida the numbers are up. in north carolina specifically, yes. 16% is up from 2012. >> let's talk about another scenario. if clinton bleeds votes to gary johnson here, we're talking about nevada, new hampshire, colorado, states where johnson has polled relatively high, could we see a ralph nader effect? >> no. he's not pulling any numbers
away from them that will make a huge difference. >> but 3% is the spread between clinton and trump in some of these states? >> i don't see anyone making a tremendous difference. i think what we're going to see in the next under 48 hours is the undecideds, republicans coming home, but we're also seeing signs of democrats switching over to donald trump. the fbi e-mail problems with james comey have had an impact on hillary clinton. >> perhaps, no question in the early voting her example has admitted that, but now comey says never mind. >> right, but i think we're going to see based on the numbers we've seen over the last few weeks in a lot of key battle ground states, nevada one, a lot of these states hillary had double dilkt leads two weeks. now it's it's single digits. the momentum is in donald
trump's favor. he's peaking at the right time. >> the nevada early voting numbers don't show that for him. the nevada early voting numbers are strong for democrats. >> that's the key. there are certain states that he's going to continue to pick up numbers that republicans traditionally wouldn't. nevada is one of those states where it's too close to call at this stage. >> nevada, nevada? >> nevada. nevada. i always say nevada. >> let's talk about a third dream scenario. lonnie chen, to you. if there's a silent majority of blue collar whites cracking clinton's blue wall of wisconsin, pennsylvania, this is what trump banked on since the inception of his campaign. he hasn't polled well in these states necessarily. it's getting a lot tighter. do you believe there is a silent trump vote? secret trump vote? >> yeah. i don't necessarily buy into it
being a significantly large number. i do think it's an open question. >> does it need to be significantly large? >> i think it needs to be large enough to overcome the deficit like michigan and wisconsin. pennsylvania may be a different story. but certainly michigan and wisconsin are states that republican presidential candidates have coveted for a long time. in 2012 we would have loved to have been competitive in wisconsin and michigan. donald trump is a different candidate and represents a different value proposition. i just don't know if the demographic he's appealing to is big enough to get him over the top where he needs to be. >> do you think it's big enough? >> in michigan we're seeing democrats have won the presidential contest for the last six presidential candidates. >> even romney couldn't take his home state. >> absolutely. two weeks ago hillary was up 13 points in michigan. she's now only up four, and obama is going there to campaign. the clinton campaign is putting 2 million worth of on air ards
this week alone. they wouldn't be doing that if they weren't worried about it. >> their shoring up the base. you can't leave anything on the table here. >> i want to get your take on new hampshire. i think it's not getting enough attention. in the primary bernie sanders, now hillary is your girl. he took it by a large margin. if there is a lesson in history to be learned in new hampshire, it's the lesson of al gore and campaigning only once there, and the lesson of losing that state by 7,000 votes? i mean, hillary clinton's back there in the final push. is her campaign smart to not let any moment go when it comes to new hampshire many. >> i think they're smart. she has done a myriad of things in new hampshire. she did a forum on education and the economy with bernie sanders. i think that helps. bernie's numbers were large in new hampshire. i don't think you can leave
anything on the table, especially when it comes to new hampshire. a lot of them make their decision right down to the wire. they're in line at the polling place saying hm, i haven't made my decision. i'm going to decide in the ballot box. we can't leave anything on the table, especially when it comes to new hampshire. and a lot of places across the country, in nevada, i don't think donald trump has a chance now because of the fire wall, particularly of hispanic voters coming out in droves. and now early voting is done in nevada. >> poppy, i think this focus on new hampshire is really smart, because there's a couple of issues in new hampshire. one is it's a remarkably independent state. live free or die. voters take their queues from neither party in some cases. it's very likely that trump could be making headway there. there is the contested congressional district in maine. when you're counting electoral
votes to one or two, those single districts can make a big difference. campaigning in maine has spillover effect. >> maine is a critical part of some of trump's now paths. although they're narrow to victo victory. thank you. we appreciate it. it's all been leading up to this, folks. election day in america. we have every race, every result covering around the clock. we'll be live with you from now until you know when the next president is. stay with cnn until the last vote is cast and counted. talking politics may be new to you and me at this hour. but chelsea handler is no stranger to late night. she made her name after hours and there's no doubt who she wants to see in the white house. i sat down with her, and she had me cracking up as you'll see with her rapid fire take on this erecti election. >>. >> saturday night live.
snl? >> donald trump. >> president obama? >> michelle. >> michelle obama. >> lunches. >> what? >> like the healthy food thing? >> yeah. >> do you want to try that again? >> arms. >> yeah. donald trump. >> >>icky. >> hillary clinton? >> bad ass. >> bernie sanders. >> hairy. >> his hair? >> yeah, hairy. >> like his head or arm? >> everywhere it's coming out. >> the pay gap? >> unjust. >> tim kaine? >> he's boring. i don't have to be in love with tim kaine. >> mike pence. >> loser. he should be sent to utah and locked up in a little barn
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no respect for this person. >> well, that's because he'd rather have a puppet as president. >> you're the puppet. >> it's pretty clear you won't admit the russians have engaged in cyber attacks against the united states of america that you encouraged, espionage against our people. >> remember that moment? boy, it's been quite a campaign season. let's have a little fun. it's 2:43 in morning. chelsea handler, even though she makes people laugh for a living, this race, not fun and games for her. i sat down with her. i should note this was before the comey e-mail review tied to clinton was announced? >> you're a huge hillary clinton supporter, no question? >> yeah, i support hillary clinton. >> reporter: you're also said
hillary clinton may not be the best option but she's a better option for him. are you more passionately in favor of hillary clinton or against trump? >> i believe she's more qualified than almost anybody in history. i also know she's divisive. >> reporter: there's been talk about the enthusiasm gap and are people enthusiastic enough about the candidates to get out there. are you enthusiastic about hillary clinton or are you voting against donald trump? >> no. i'm voting for hillary clinton. there's not enough enthusiasm, we're adults. not everything is -- this isn't like i get to get my favorite color to color with. we've got two options here. gary johnson is not going to win the presidency. so if you vote for him, you're voting for donald trump. that's just the way it is. >> reporter: you've said about hillary clinton, so what if she's not the most charming person in the planet. i don't want to hang out with
her. do you think too many people want a president they want to hang out with? >> i think they want -- if -- hillary clinton is vilified and pilaried no matter what she does. if she doesn't smile she gets attacked. you smile. don't tell us to smile. that is disgusting for a man to say that for a bwoman y. can yo imagine a man saying to president obama, wipe that frown upside down. >> reporter: have you met donald trump? >> i have. >> reporter: and? >> not much. he's like i want you to know i'm donald trump. i'm like okay. hello. this was eight or ten years ago. i love the idea of a celebrity coming over and introducing themselves to another celebrity. also a disgusting thing to do. >> reporter: but you've also said that you wouldn't have donald trump on your show. why not? >> because it's irresponsible. >> reporter: you can ask him whatever you want.
>> he has no answers to anything. he's proven that time and time again. >> reporter: come on, 14 million people voted for him in the primary. >> who haven't voted for high school. that's not true, but 14 million people didn't graduate from high school, but plenty of people supporting him didn't graduate. >> reporter: does that mean their votes don't countless? >> no. it means they're uneducated. >> reporter: why not have him on your show to ask him what you want? >> that's a ratings ploy. i don't want to do something to get people to watch because trump is on. i can get other people to come on. >> reporter: let's talk about late night. in the past late night hosts like leno and letterman hit both sides. it seems to me like this year is different, whether it's steven colbert or others really targeting donald trump.
is this the year late night picked a side? >> yeah. i think that's unavoidable. i think with somebody who is this irresponsible and is saying things like calling mentixicans rapists and the people at his rallies talking about hanging hillary clinton. that's not acceptable. that's scary. >> reporter: what is the role and responsibility of late night hosts? was it fair and right that jimmy fallon got skewered for playing this donald trump's hair? >> i don't know. he can do whatever he wants. for me, all i can say is i find that to be irresponsible. i'm not having donald trump on my show. i want to send -- this part of my career is something that i'm proud of, and that i want to do -- you can still have fun and send a great message. i want to empower people. i want everybody to come on and have a great story and be inspiring. >> reporter: obviously you're an entertainer, but it sounds like you feel like you have very much
a responsibility while you entertain in. >> yeah. now i do. i already had a silly show for seven years where i acted like an ass. i'm done with that. my show came on the air right as the election was kind of heating up. whoever gets elected, this is going to start again in two years. it's going to be another night mare. the system isn't perfect or great. i understand that hillary clinton isn't everybody's favorite candidate, but for me she's more qualified than everybody else. >> reporter: why is she struggling with young woman? >> because she's not warm and fuzzy, but she is like that in person but not in public. she's guarded. and after everything that she has been through publicly, i would be dpaguarded too. >> reporter: what's the funniest thing about hillary clinton? >> the second debate i liked the second debate where she just kind of she was just going on
and on and making no sense and being accusatory. it wasn't like she was listening to him getting mad, it was like when is he going to stop talking so i can make my valid point. like the water rolling off a duck's back. >> reporter: funniest thing about his career? >> his plaza. >> reporter: alec baldwin as donald trump? >> funny. it's good stuff. really good stuff. that's a good impersonation for both of them. >> reporter: your prediction? what will you wake up and see on the front of new york times november 9th? >> hillary is going to win. >> reporter: saturday night live, snl. >> donald trump. >> reporter: president obama? >> michelle. >> reporter: michelle obama?
>> lunches. >> reporter: what? like the healthy food thing? >> yeah. >> reporter: okay. do you want to try that again? >> arms. >> reporter: donald trump. >> icky. >> reporter: hillary clinton? >> bad ass. >> reporter: bernie sanders. >> hairy. >> reporter: like his hair? >> yeah. that's what hair is. hairy. it's hair. >> reporter: the pay gap? >> unjust. >> reporter: tim kaine? >> he's boring. i don't have to be in love with tim kaine. >> reporter: mike pence? >> loser. he should be sent to utah and locked up in a little barn there. >> reporter: my thanks to chelsea handler.
folks, 590 days. that's roughly how long we've been covering this election. it started back in march of last year when senator ted cruz became the first major candidate to announce his bid then in april hillary clinton released this video and little did we know what was to come when donald trump descendsed that golden elevator just two months later and now all of this comes down to what happens, he is ca later. it's 2 in the morning. who's counting? i know two people who are counting? on a very serious note, brian, when you talk about what this experience has been like for you covering this election, your show specifically, really taking donald trump to task for things
he said that are just not true. did you expect that you would ever cover a presidential race in this way and that you would have to talk about some of the things you've had to talk about? >> i never thought i would hear so many curse words on cnn. i never heard so much course and vulgar language on television. i think this was the year that we were reminded of something that journalist learned a long time ago, we are supposed to stand up for our audience. viewers don't want us just let non-sensecal answers pass by. viewers don't want us to take this ridiculous answers for answers. they want us to stand up for them and that was reaffirmed this year in a special way. we've seen great fact checking efforts by the washington post here at cnn. >> by you? >> by many of us. the best moments on tv are when
anchors and reporters hold some of these politicians accountable. talking to glenn kessler. this race wasn't even close, 59 donald trump statements that earned four pea noek yoes, 7 for hillary clinton. it's our job as journalist to call that out. >> if both sides are mad at you, you did a good job. if neither of them are happy with you, you're doing your job. you have been in the field so much for the last 590 days covering these campaigns. you faced and journalists have faced a stream of insults and being belittled. what has it been like for you personally? >> no doubt covering trump rallies are an intense experience and more so in the last days of the campaign. at times verbally aggressive. as you said not only from the donald trump who on the podium
singles out media, asks his voters and supporters to turn around and look at us yielding some interesting hang signals from those in the crowd, but i too have been subject to insults from personal voters and supporters at trump rally few feet away taunting me so that's certainly i have not experienced at this level before and i do think that as donald trump raises the temperature, it encourages his supporters and voters to raise that temperature almost gives them a free pass to do it but one thing i did have an interesting experience recently which is in maine, a woman saw me in the woman's rest room and she said, i'm so sorry. i want you to know that not all trump supporters think this about the media and i don't condone what he's saying about you but she shifted but i think it's just the heat of the campaign almost as if she was making an excuse for him that he was putting on the show. >> brian, it seems like both of
the major party candidates have been allergic to national tv sos that is what it is. so really whoever is in office, access to for press for the media is so critical are you worried about what a trump presidency or clinton presidency would mean for the president? >> either -- they'll be hostile toward the press and toward transparency even in this final -- in these final days, trump's not even talking to sean hrk annity. that just want to stay on message at their rallies. trump's not tweeting very much any more. either administration there will be concerns about press access but i do think it's been on an overall measure a strong year for the media.
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november surprise, cloud lifted, fbi director james comey with a new dramatic announcement in the clinton e-mail investigation, less than 48 hours before voters head to the polls. good morning everyone welcome to "early start" i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. a very special edition. it's 3:00 a.m. with hours to go in the presidential race, both campaigns are dealing with