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people experienced permanent hearing loss and we tony know how mu how many others have been affected an a very traumatic experience. some said they cannot go back to cuba. >> let's hope they figure this out soon. thanks very much. that's it for me. thanks very much for watching. erin burnett outfront starts now. up next, breaking news, the death toll rise iing at a flori nursing home. patients suffering with no air-conditioning. what happened? and my guest tonight using his bo own boat for dozens of rescues. and ted cruz in his first interview since his twitter account liked a porn video. let's go "outfront." i'm erin burnett. tonight, the breaking new, death toll rising, eight people now confirmed dead in a florida nursing home. eight people who relied on
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others to survive. die ng the aftermath of irma. suffering in a nursing home that lost power and was excessively hot. one employee from the nursing home in hollywood, florida, about 20 miles north of miami, telling cnn the temperature inside was above 100 degrees. serious questions tonight about why those residents weren't evacuated days earlier. there is a major critical care hospital directly across the street. tonight, a criminal gags is underway and rick scott released a statement saying he will aggressively demand answers. that tragedy of the most vulnerable comeing as millions across florida are still struggling without power. many remain stranded in flood water waters. in bonita spring, volunteers are using their own boats to rescue people. we'll speak with one in a couple of moments. in the florida keys, eight have
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died. 40 at least are injured in irma's wake as they are going door to door to look for people. this is new video. a drone video you're looking at now over big pine key, which is at the center of what was crushed. one resident saying there's no water, no store, no electricity and still no cell service. our team of reporter ss covering the story from florida across the caribbean. which of course is deeply suffering tonight. we begin with miguel marques at the nursing home. the horrific scene. those suffering in this heat and dying, what are officials saying about what happened? >> i've been covering this story all day. you can't think a story like this gets more awful and then it does. it was a house of horrors in that facility. overnight it sounds like. three different calls starting at 3:00 a.m., 4:00 a.m., then shortly after 4:00 a.m. if for people going into cardiac
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arrest, suffering the problems of heat exhaustion and having heat related issues. authorities just doing a press conference. the more they tell us about what happened there, the more shocking it is. after the second call, firefighters then called authorities and said look, something is wrong here. when they sort of kicked in started looking at the facility itself. went upstairs to the facility. it's two floors. went upstairs, found three people dead in their beds there. here's what one official from the city says about all this. >> we certainly can't get inside the heads of the staff or the administration of this facility. but i can tell you that our partners at memorial health care that do not own or run this facility jumped right in with the city of hollywood, fire rescue and the city of hollywood police department to make sure these patients were cared for and to triage these patients and
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get them to their high quality hospitals all throughout the broward county metro area. >> this is really, really complicated. you have a level one. the finest hospital 50 feet away in fr from this place and nobody, not a staff member, not a doctor, not an administrator raised their hand. one thing they said shocked me beyond belief thachlt once they started investigating this facility, they realized that one f the dead had been sent to the morgue. the medical examiner in broward county had that person brought back in order to see if they died from heat exhaustion and they had. it's not clear whether they were just trying to shunt this off as somebody who died of natural causes and get rid of the body literally. shocking. erin. >> just horrible to imagine. when people just can't do anything for themselves and rely on others to care for them, it is horrible. thank you very much. as we are following that story.
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there are neighborhoods completely underwater. rescues underway and days after irma struck, alex is out front in bonita springs, florida. you were on your way to naples. you came across the b neighborhood in now, it is still under water. >> naples was one of the cities hardest hit by hurricane irma. we are just north of there. on our way there when we saw the incredible flooding here in this neighborhood. this neighborhood completely flooded as well as many neighborhoods around. you can see the flood waters stretching back there as far as the eye can see. this is a low lying area. so this was a mandatory evacuation zone. most of the residents we're told did get out of here. if you look here at this house, you can see that they have boarded it up with those big plywood boards. that will work against winds during a hurricane like irma. that is not going to do anything against flood waters, if you look over here, ifls just in this house with some of the residents coming back in for the first time. they didn't put up boards, but
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they did put out sandbags, they were expecting some level of flooding. this neighborhood actually flooded about a week ago with with heavy rain, but nothing like this. we washalked inside into the li room. the flood waters had gone over their sandbags. flooding a living room, destroying furniture. we walkeded into the kitchen, the dishwasher, laundry machine, everything destroys. so the residents there grabbing whatever they could, baby clothe, television to take elsewhere. everyone here has had to seek shelter elsewhere. we're just up to my knees here in terms of the flood waters. we went out with a resident in his boat. it goes up much high into the chest. we ran into the gonzalez family. they were back getting everything they could. >> it's really flooded and i mine, it's devastating to see. >> how's the house? >> really bad. but we're all okay. >> where are you going now?
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>> we live with our sister right now. my sister. >> you're going your sister's house. she's dry and does chef power? >> no, we don't have power. >> what was your reaction when you came back and saw the whole area flooded? >> i was just, we were all shocked. it was surprising. to see all these houses just the way it is. >> we were actually out there in that boat with a gentlemen named jose. he's been going back and forth helping neighbors get whatever they can. you heard there in se lena's voice how emotionally distressing this is, how difficult it is. she said they lost a lot of valuables. now, we are hearing a very disturbing story about a trailer park which is not too far away from here. we are told there are lots of residents back there who haven't had any access to authorities. many are mexican immigrants or from central america. they don't speak english. we're told they don't have food
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or water. there are young people and old people, so we're going to check this out, but in the wake of hurricane irma, even though the storm has passed, there's a lot of people who need help. erin. >> thank you very much, alex and of course, as you hear again, the most vulnerable people who can't come forward aren't able to communicate or elderry to communicate. i want to go straight to bonita springs. obviously, you're right with us now and gray shirt and white hat so people are going to see you as we are, as we see this video. look, you're in the middle of this and i think it's fair to say here, we have not really seen images like this from this storm. we're hearing up to the chest, even higher in some places, entire neighborhoods, people haven't been able to get in there. what have you been seeing? >> i've been seeing the same thing. i just happened by this and i
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know living in bonn ita, that's a low spring. i had a boat and went back and got it and i've been taking -- some of houses are very fortunate and just above the water line. but i've taken people who when we got out of the boat, it was more than chest deep with them. those are the top ones. when somebody says i'm going down u to this house, i know how the, how heavy, how deep the water is. difficult to take somebody b to a house like that when you know what's going to happen. >> and you've helped about 30 people. you're talk iing about some at this chest deep water. how dire have omphalocele some situations been? >> yesterday with someone from cnn, i said we need to turn the boat off for a second. i thought i heard somebody and when i turned the motor off, when i whistled, i heard somebody holler back and there was two ladies who were standing in their couch with water chest
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deep and i have no idea how they got there. they hadn't ridden the storm out, but fought their way into their house and we evacuated them and took all of their belongings with them. so, those are things we're just seeing and it's i went back today and i'm up to about people. i'm not keeping count, but just trying to remember all the people i've helped in that area. there's been a lot of people with me helping. >> yes, i know there have been and do you know anything about this neighborhood alex was just speaking about, a trailer park area with a lot of people who may with in the country illegally who desperately need help? do you know anything about that? >> it breaks my heart because right before, i've been out there all day long and somebody said could you take me to this park and i actually had so many people i was helping there, i said there's a sheriff's boat right down there. go ask them. because i was helping shall be in the neighborhood i was at, but i know exactly where there's at. my wife's taken blankets there
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during other floods. we've actually given furniture to people who live in those trailers and i know exactly where they're at and my heart aches. i'm a little bit, i'm at home now, i should be there. i'm a little bit concerned. >> as you talk about going back out though, don, let me just ask you something. you're doing this as a kind soul. but you're doing it also at great risk. personal risk. i just want people to understand this. you know, look, after hurricane harvey, that water was horrif horrifically contaminated, chemicals, toxic waste, sewage. that stuff is bad and can be bad even with the right gear on. how worried are you about the people you're saving and about the risks you are taking yourself? >> did my wife call you right before this interview because that's exactly what she just mentioneded to me and i blew it off and she's very adamant about
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me taking care of myself because the first thng i did yesterday is cut my finger real deep. she wanted me to go get a tetanus shot. so i think she must have called and put that question up to you. you know i'll be okay. >> well, she didn't, but i hope you do that because those things can be very, very serious. even a little cut, please do take care of yourself. as you are helping so many. thank you so much. >> well, good, i'm going back out tomorrow and i would suggest anybody who can help, hug your fellow man. that's what we're all about. >> don, thank you very much as we said don manly, helping people going door to door in that town. chest deep and high er in some areas. as these rescues are taking place in florida, there is a massive crisis in the caribbean. chaos is raeigning, 44 dead. isa is live in st. john in the u.s. virgin islands. at the heart of this. i know you're on a rescue boat right now. what are you seeing?
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and it looks like we don't have that shot. i just want to be honest with you. even getting transmission with the technology that we have is almost impossible. you just saw it there. it's the same when you look at st. martin, other places where we have reporters, we're trying to get them on, they're not able to communicate. it is truly dire there. we're going to try to get that back for you. in the meantime, we're going to take a brief back an when we come back, a new video revealing devastation in the keys, plus, miami's mayor says irma is a poster child for climate change. the mayor is "outfront" and we have an update on this missing couple. you may remember them. heard from four days ago as irma was lashing into the florida keys. >> the last thing she said was they were getting ready to go into a small closet underneath the stairs.
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preservision areds 2. because my eyes are everything. new drone images showing how widespread the destruction is as residents try to pick up the pieces after irma in florida. the home quour looking at is on its side. that's in big pine key, which was just a couple of miles from where the storm struck.
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you're looking at the center of this. that is where king is tonight. you have spent time there, talked to a couple who literally watched everything blow away in nearby marathon. what happens now? >> that's the big question. they are asking it themselves. what do they do now? how do they even start this clean up and they're not the only ones. you can see this house right behind me. it looks like the backside of the house was suckeded away by the ocean. you can even see their fireplace in this particular, the angle. and so, what these homeowners say is all they can do is just begin the clean up. >> this is the hall way coming to our master bedroom and bathroom. >> we're getting a tour of biron and jessica cooper's home after a irma raged through it. >> we still have three feet of standing water in here. >> this is my bed. >> this was our bed. >> what is this place?
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>> my armoir with all my clothes. we're standing tree feet in the air. >> beneath our feet, seaweed, three feet of salt water and a weech that used to be outside before it burst into the home. the comb rode uple rode out then a neighbor's house recording this video as the hurricane slammed against their first floor home. >> first sign that everything wasn't all right, we started seeing our possessions floating out this door. >> their concrete construction held up, but the windows failed. >> wait a second, these were hurricane shutter sns. >> yeah, these are. but there's only two of them left. >> the couple lives in marathon key, a lower key. hurricane damage is everywhere you look. it's still closed off for residents to re-enter. in the upper keys, the clean up is underway. without power, cell phones and in some cases, water, it's agonizingly slow in the florida heat, but signs of modern life
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are returning. u.s. highway 1 is cleared and open for emergency crees, gas finally coming back to a few stations in key largo. >> i don't know where to start is my problem. i know i need to start somewhere and i don't know where to start. >> for those still waiting for those glimmers of normalcy. >> we're about four and a half feet of what would normally be our patio level. these are just regular full sized sliding glass doors that you would walk to that now look like bay windows. >> the disaster still remains at their front door. >> it's the most catastrophic thing i've ever seen. it's the price you pay living in paradise. not for the faint of heart. >> this family did not have insurance, so they are going to clean all of this up themselves. they say the structure is solid. that they will rebuild. erin, they say perhaps this time as they rebuild, they'll think about living on the second floor. >> wow, that's incredible. just standing there seeing the
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window. that much sand. four and a half feet. stunning. thank you very much and you know, when you see that, it comes as officials in the keys are going door to door. you saw that family. they weren't supposed to be here. if you didn't evacuate, they are now looking for you door to door. "outfront" now, monroe county administrator, roman. i talked to you before this struck. you said to be prepared. you were right. our emergency teams right now are finding people. what are they finding? >> well, that's the good new, thank you for having me. they're not finding people, they're find iing people, the family, there's a lot of destruction and i drove down from key largo today, some houses there on the ocean side, the stilts were there on the ocean side, but the house was on the bay side.
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the gentlemen -- >> according to updates from monroe county management which of course you know includes the keys where you are, crews are not entering homes with shutters. just trying to understand. can you explain how come? >> well, because if you shutter your home, you normally are not in it totally shuttered. that's what we mean. any ak hit. you could tell if somebody was home. usually, they'll have a car in the carport or garage. these guys are clever and they're marking it, keeping track of it. we're just trying to get into the homes that have been destroyed with potential people in it and so far, we have not found anybody. >> which is a brelessing. do you think everyone is fally accounted for? we still don't have cell service. is it time to breathe a huge sigh of relief? who ignored the evacuation orders in that they did survive?
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>> we are about 90% done with the search rescue. the house by house u. there's also the issue of boats. there's some boats that have, that were boarded, broke anchor and they're out in the bay and they're sunk. i hate to sate it, but there might be folks in there. we need to make sure they got out, too. right now, it's great. i'd like to say yes, we're done and now, just continue to clean up, but we're still in search and rescue mode, also. >> oi90%, not a full sigh of relief, but it is good. i know roman, you talked about the power. 30% of the power i believe you indicated was restored. by one company, but another company, only 7% when you look at the keys, where are you on that? because when that happens, you can start here on recovery. are you going to get power soon? >> yes. well, it's getting better and better. we just reported, had our meeting before this call and in the upper keys, it's 41 to 42% and the lower keys, they're up
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to 10%, so, you know, making little baby steps along the way and that's what it's all about is getting the power restored, gemting our water restored, which is also bad. horrible percentage there, but it is bigger, more. so we're getting there. >> all right. roman, thank you very much. glad to talk to you and glad that you, you look tired, but you look well. thank you. >> thank you. it's been a long nine days. >> yeah. all right. and next, hillary clinton and dlonald trump agree. both pointing the finger, sorry, at a one figure, which would be the fbi director, jim comey and senator ted cruz, his first sit-down interview since the porn video was liked on his twitter account. >> i will say twitter went crazy with it. it became trending. tion, and you're overwhelmed by everything you've tried-- all those laxatives, daily probiotics, endless fiber-- it could be wearing on you. tell your doctor what you've tried, and how long you've been at it.
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tonight, hillary clinton and president trump agree, both poi pointing the finger at jim comey. clinton sat down is anderson and here is some of what she said. >> what's important to me going forward is as i say, i think it's important to focus on what happened because lessons can be learned, but the more important lessons that will effect our dmomsy going forward are not about him and his investigation. he i think forever changed history, but that's in the past. what's important is the fact that the russians are still going at us u. he himself admitted that before congress. people i really respect like jim clapper. and john brennan and others, who knew what the russians were doing have been sounding the alarm. i will tell you this, anderson,
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if i had been collected president under the same circumstances so that you know, i lost the popular vote. i squeaked through the electoral college and evidence came up the russians were trying to help me, i would have said on the first day in office, we're going to launch the most thorough investigation, no nation, particularly an adversary nation, can mess with our democracy. i would have had an commission. i would have done everything i could to get to the bottom of it because it's not going to stop. >> up front tonight, david gergen who served as adviser to four president, april ryan and mark preston, mark, your comey coat, it's loud and clear. she's sure she would have won if he hadn't interfered. not mincing words. >> you know, not mincing words. she showed he's human. no doubt about that. show ed he is she is willing to be brutally honest with her feel, but sometimes, you don't
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speak in your outside voice and i think her criticisms across the board would have been better kept for her in her own you know, space in history if she kept some of those inside. now, quote comey has something to do with it, but i don't think we can lay the blame scare at his doorstep. >> that's what she's doing. okay. comey has been the focus of her new book tour. here she is in two more interviews just today. >> the role he played was determtive. >> i would have won but for jim comey's letter. that stopped my momentum and caused enough people to move away from me. >> what does he get from this? from being so direct and blaming him? >> maybe she finds some inner peace. i don't think it's helping book
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sales and her reputation, but i think it is consistent of what she has believed and certainly what bill clinton has believed. they believe the comey incident tied to the fake news things think came from the russians brought her popularity down sharply just before the election and they were never able to fully recover, so she has a point, but i think the way she is harping on it instead of going more to the future, i think is not helping her reputationly. >> april, i want to get to that, but speaking of harping and jim comey, the other person wharp s the president and today, the white house coming out and hitting comey. you were there with sarah huckabee sanders when she spoke today and yesterday. saying some of comey's conduct likely could have been illegal. all right. that's what she said yesterday. then today, she was asked to explain. here's what she said. >> leaking fbi memos on a sensitive case regardless of classification violates federal laws including the privacy act
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standard fbi employment agreement and nondisclosure agreement all personal must sign. i think that's pretty clean and clear, that that would be a violation. >> april, she was clearly prepared for this, although if you're jim comey, i don't know how you see it. you're either a failure and blew it or both sides hate you so you're doing something right. >> sarah did double down today and it was almost as if she was leading into some kind of action. punishment taking against him. i'm waiting to hear that next. i'm sure it's coming. but you have to remember this, james comey has been pivotal for the last in this whole new cycle for the last say year or so. you know, in november, just before well, in late october, we were waiting to hear, you know u, first in the summer, the end of the summer, we heard lynch and comey say we're not going to take action of issues of her e-mail, then the next thing you
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know, a couple of weeks into before we go into the election, anyone who was on the fence, that you know, pretty much sealed the fate for clinton. you know, james comey is also, we forget that piece. she's really brought it back to a psych of a lot of people because right now with the fact he was fired, people are looking at him as a hero, but it brings comey back into the reality of who he is and the question is now with the white house, are they looking at him as a leak r or for some, a whistleblower. so, what happen next from come to. >> it's the top best seller right now on amazon. she is on a book tour. as you point out, tlas lot of blame to go around. russia, the media, sexism direct ly in our interview with jane paulie and she is angry women didn't vote for her. here's what she told anderson! do you give absolution? to those who didn't vote to women? >> no. i don't. look, i, when it first started
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happening, it was so soon after the election and the election was so bizarre and close. it was hard for me to you know, comfort somebody who was coming to me and saying oh, i wish i had done more or i'm sorry i didn't vote. because i think this was one of the most consequential elections that you know, we have faced in a long time, so, no absolution. >> not afraid to blame women themselves and she said in other exchanges, sexism, misoxyg, not afraid. >> again, not the smartest thing to do because in many ways, she would have been smarter to say i tried not to or i tried to forgive them, it was difficult, but i forgive them now. she would come off looking better than looking like she's settling scores. >> i don't know if it's about settling scores or settling a spirit. hillary clinton is totally different from what she was on
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the campaign trial. we are not hearing those speeches of we can do this together. she is putting the reality on the table and for a lot of people, it's hard because this woman who was on the campaign trial making us feel like we could overcome, do this and that, but now, it's you know, i have, i'm not ab solving anyone. particularly people of her own gender, it's very interesting. to hear this different hillary clinton with this new book. >> all right, thank you all very much. i wonder what this will do to some die hard democratic women. whether this makes them regret it or not. we'll see. thanks very much to all and you can see more of anderson's inter interview with hillary clinton. that is next on "ac 360." next, the ted cruz and twitter. who was behind the twitter account late at night when a pret thety disgusting porn video was liked. did somebody else logon as him? the senator in his first interview since the story broke.
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senator cruz sitting down for his first interview since his twitter account liked a tweet showing a pornographic video, so, what's his
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explanation as of now? here is cruz speaking to our dana bash about this and his big push for tax reform. >> leets talk about the tweet. at ted cruz, your twirt handle. liked a post that was clearly porn. what happened? >> look, it was we had a staffer who accidentally hit the wrong button. and it was a screw up. i will say twitter went crazy with it. it became trending, as soon as we found out about it, we pulled it down and it's generated a lot of amusement. it has prompted a lot of jokes, i understand that. i saw one person joking online that if only this had happened during the presidential, cruz might be in the white house right now. >> have you identified the staffer? >> we have lookeded into it, yes, we have identified it, we pulled it down. it was an honest mistake. it was not, it wasn't malicious. wasn't deliberate. >> is the staffer being punished? >> we have talked with the staffer. it's not going to happen again. it was a screw up.
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>> can you tell me the name? >> i'm not going to out the fella. we're, we have dealt with it internally, but i'm not going to throw someone under the bus. >> can you say it wasn't you? >> it was not me and it's not going to happen again. this was a screw up. >> do you appreciate the irony that you once defended a texas law banning sales of sex toys? >> no, actually, i don't. that's a good example of where the media runs with things that are just totally false. >> what's false about that? >> what is false about that, so i read online, you know, cruz supports banning sex toys. >> no, no -- >> the sales. i reread the brief this morning. the sale of it. >> all right. i spent five and a half years as the sliser general in texas. i worked for the attorney general. the attorney general's law, job, is to defend the laws passed by the texas legislature. one of those laws was a law restricting the sale of sex
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toys. it was a stupid law. i am one of the most libertarian members of the senate. i think it's idiotic, but it's an opportunity for knuckle heads in the media to claim, oh, isn't this ironic that cruz wants to ban these things. he ought to be able to do -- >> i can't believe i'm going to sku yo this, so you're saying ted cruz is okay with people buying sex toys? >> i am saying that consenting adults should be able to do whatever they want in their bedrooms. the media on the left seem obsessed with sex. let people do what they want. let's talk about tax reform. the house and senate republican leaders have said that they're going to unveil their plan with the white house later this month and they hope to move it through committee in october. you have your own plan out. what do you hope to see in the official republican tax reform plan? >> well, as you know, today, i gave a speech laying out seven essential elements that i think are really important. i think we need to focus on growth and jobs and a number of
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pieces that i think with are spornt. number wurng simplify the tax code. let everyone fill out their taxes on a postcard. we spend about 9 billion hours a year wasting time with the irs. the world would be much, much simpler if you and i and everyone else just filled out a postcard. that's one thing e moernlging. another big thing that i'm urging is what's called immediate expensing. what that means is that businesses, farmer, ranchers, if you spend money on a capital investme investment, you can immediately expense that and deduct it from what you're paying taxes on. >> what do you consider a victory for the voter who is put republicans in charge? >> as a practical matter, whatever can get 50 votes in the is that the. we have a very narrow majority. >> this is very practical coming from you. >> there's wide consensus. every republican wants tax refor reform. we could end up with something like the wush tax cuts. some modest reduction in rates.
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>> would you be okay with that? >> that would be an imt proouch improvement. >> dana is with me now. look, that was, i think really important. that whole exchange you had. about the twitter post. about the porn. really, that's really important. and i know obviously he wants to talk about tax reform. he also talked to you about his relationship with the president right now, which is front and center in all of this. and what did he tell you about that? >> well, he said that he and the president talk more often than we would think. especially given how the relationship was at the end of the republican primary season. and maybe even more importantly, he said that events like the president's having tonight, dinner with nancy pelosi and chuck schumer, the democratic leaders, which ted cruz warned to conservatives about during the republican primary process, he said you know what, it's okay. it's okay even if and when the president cuts deals with them.
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and as long as we don't give up on you know, important key principles, eastern, you know you've covered ted cruise since he came to washington. it was like who was this guy. the principle and everything else be damned. he doesn't sound like that. he's saying over and over, republicans need to figure out a way to prove to voters that we can deal with having control in washington, that we can deliver. very different from the you know, no holds barred. do nothing, you know, burn the house down. if we can't get everything we want. we saw just a few years ago. as you pointed out, more than one issue. a we don't need to get into the details on the other one u. >> thank you very much. prae appreciate it. >> if ted cruz is for consenting adults doing whatever they want in their own bedroom, i guess he's for gay marriage. up next, miami's republican mayor blames climate change for r irma. he's out with a message for president trump and an update on a couple who vanished through
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back to back hurricanes. >> especially in light of the fact that we had two massive hurricanes, the likes of i guess our country never seen. one was the biggest ever in water t other was the biggest ever in wind. you put them together and we have devastation in texas and in florida. and we've done -- and other parts of our country, by the way. i think we've gotten very high marks for the way we've handled them thus far and continue to handle them well. they were very big and powerful. >> the president and his administration though, not getting high marks for the handling of the cause of these storms. scientist say the reason they were so massive and devastating there will be climate change, rising temperatures increasing the intensity and impact of major storm since they feed off water. the trump administration refuses to bring climate change. scott pruitt responded to a question from cnn about this
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saying, and i quote mr. prosecute, to have any kind of focus on the cause and effect of storm helping people are -- up front now the republican mayor of indy. you heard scott pruitt it's insensitive to the people in florida to be talking about climate change right now. is it insensitive? >> it is insensitive of his party because i wish he would have been here when people ran from high-rises because of the storm surge. i wish that he had been here when we were told that we were facing an apocalyptic moment with a cat 5 hurricane and yet we got 1, but the destruction here in miami has been incredible for that kind of storm. you know, it's funny that the
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president of the united states just said that we have just two a storm that we have never seen. erin, i -- i was a journalist before being mayor of the city and commissioner and we follow the storm by comparing to past storms and the history of those phenomenons. and yet, now we're told that these two storms back to back are anomaly. we are here in miami, something in august which wasn't reported by the national press but we were told that we were going to get some rain during an august day, and yet in miami we had 5 inches of rain. the national weather service says it was an anomaly. we had float flooding, cars were destroyed, businesses were affected. i'm not a militant or a national
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leader, i'm not one of those people that abscesses about climate change but i can tell you for a fact, that in my city we have a problem. in my office i see debate, i've been there eight years through the wound, i see the water. i am telling you that the water is higher and higher every year that i see. so, you know he can say whatever he want. you know, we're doing here helping the people of miami. we have 41% of the population of miami without power at this moment. we had to impoesz curfews in miami because of looting. we have 18 people arrested for looting. and we have damage all over the city. >> and i know you are dealing with that crisis but you made it very clear, dealing with the crisis the i immediatesy does not mean we should be talking about why we're here to try to
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stop it again. look, it's not just the e pa administrator right that's not admitting this climb change, we're seeing it from the homeland security, the home president himself as you know mayor regalado has could climate change a hoax. are you concerned about his policies right now? that he is going to make things worst by what he is doing for miami. >> i think he's a very successful business person, and i will tell the president, mr. president had we had been here on a direct way, but a cat 5 in the city of miami, you sir will be now worrying about the collapse of the insurance world as we know it in the united states. because, we have the most exposed assets here. in the 14 miles of water front that we have, we have billions and billions and billions of dollars. 100,000 people only in miami
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live in the water front. and we have miami beach. i will tell you this is something that's not only about miami, it's about the united states, and we have -- >> so what do you say to the president tonight, mayor regalado? what do you want him to say he's wrong about climate change? >> no, i don't want him to say he's wrong about climate change. i want him to tell his people to give us an explanation. to just not say, this is an anomaly and it never happened before. things happened, you know, forest gum.remember. we need an explanations. we have to plan for the future, we need to understand that harry and irma were not anomalies. there were things that are happening now because of several things that have happened. i'm asking the president to give us a chance to be informed, to inform the residence of south
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florida of the united states. >> mayor regalado i appreciate your time. thank you sir. >> you're welcome. next, a couple missing for four days in the florida keys. we have an update, a happy one about what happened tonight.
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wonderful news tonight about a story we brought you on monday that could have ended horribly. amy spoke to us about her sister and terry, and terry's husband carlos perez. they were in the heart of florida keys and amy talked to her sister as the storm pushed in. she had not heard from her after irma arrived. here's what amy told me, she was sfraenl hoping against hope her sister was alive. >> the last time i spoke with her was shortly after 7:00 p.m. saturday night. the last thing she said was they were getting ready to go into a
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small koz set underneath the stairs. >> well amazingingly thaefb reunited. terry and carlos rode out the storm on big pine key which was completely devastated. they survived. we hope that everything waiting for word about their missing relatives find comfort in this good news tonight and that there are many more stories like this one. thanks for joining us. anderson's next. good evening tonight hillary clinton joins me for an in-depth face-to-face interview. a look at why she believe she lost the election while chef sitting at the inauguration watching trump being sworn in and what her life has been like since the eight months since. we talked about james comey, and the russian investigation. i just want to be clear your convinced there was collusion? >> well, little me say i'm convinced there were conferring,


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