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make sure to tune in friday when we head off on the road trip. we'll see you tomorrow. >> and they don't have a bus. >> i don't know how they're going to do it. this is a fox news alert. i'm bret baier. in new york tonight, three people are dead after a shooting in a southwestern michigan courthouse this afternoon. it happened in the city of st. joseph. authorities say two bailiffs and the gunman were killed. the shootings come just days after five police officers were ambushed in dallas, and as protests against police continue in several cities. we have fox team coverage tonight. at the white house, a preview of president obama's appearance at a memorial service in dallas tomorrow. brett hume with an analysis of what is a growing racial divide
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in the country, but we begin with matt finn live in our newsroom on today's incident. hello, matt. >> moments ago, the berrien county undersheriff confirmed to fox news that three people are dead. that includes the two court blalfes and the gunman. that happened at 2:30 time in the afternoon in st. joseph, michigan, loathed in the southwestern part of the state. there are two other people hurt. they are considered stable. the names of the victims have not been released and we do not have the identity of the gunman. they are investigating. fox 32 news in chicago is reporting the male shooter was being taken to jail when he took a gun from a deputy and opened fire. the governor of michigan tweeted out earlier that michigan state police have secured the the courthouse and started its investigation into the shooting that occurred this afternoon. and the governor later tweeted, please join me in praying for
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those effected. we will share more information here as it becomes available. and there is a news conference expected to begin any moment. we'll be monitoring that and keeping you updated. >> matt finn live in our midwest newsroom. we'll monitor the news conference and bring you details from that. >> now to dallas and the latest on last week's shootings that left five police officers dead and a city in mourning. casey is in dallas tonight. >> reporter: nearly four days after downtown dallas looked like this, the first responders who treated the wounded and tried to save the dead say they have barely had a chance to process the magnitude of what happened here. >> this tragedy, incident, will not discourage us from continuing the pace of urgency in changing and reforming policing in america. >> dallas police chief david brown talked about the difficulty of managing a massive investigation while trying to comfort his own officers and
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keep them going. as the touching memorial outside dallas police headquarters grows, investigators continue reviewing hundreds of pieces of video from police body cameras, dashcams, and surveillance cameras near the shooting site. police also revealed the letters rb were written on the wall in blood at the crime scene. which authorities are trying to understand the meaning behind. they do know he was planning a larger-scale attack, and we also heard from the parents of the suspect, micah johnson, speaking to the blaze in an interview that will run wednesday at 5:00 p.m., they had no idea their son was planning something like this. >> i didn't see it coming. >> neither did the trauma team at parkland hospital. >> i understand the anger and the frustration and distrust of law enforcement. but they're not the problem.
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the problem is the lack of open discussions about the impact of race relations in this country. >> dpd's top brass also had this mesfrj those who don't like police and want to see change. >> we're hiring. we're hiring. get out there and protest line and put an application in. >> out of the five officers who lost their lives on thursday night, at least family members from three of those families are planning funerals tonight. we can tell you that dpd senior corporal lorne ahrens and brent thompson will be laid to rest wednesday. michael smit's funeral scheduled for thursday. zamarripa and michael krol's arrangements are still pending at this point. >> casey live in dallas. thank you. >> president obama will speak in
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an interfaith memorial service tomorrow in dallas. the president's role in the apparently worsening racial divide in this country is being scrutinized both for what he is saying and what he's not. correspondent rich edson has that part of the story tonight from the white house. >> reporter: five police officers assassinated in dallas. nationwide protests of white officers shooting black men. race, rhetoric, violence in black communities, and against those who police them. in leadership, president obama continues to seek a balance. demanding respect for police officers, claiming protesters have legitimate grievances. >> i want all of them to maintain a respectful, thoughtful tone. i would hope that police organizations are also respectful of the frustrations
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that people in these communities feel. >> reporter: the black lives matter movement, its demands, message, and those who claim they're involved, are varied. the president's critics say the refusal to condemn the movement in its entirety as anti-police encourages violence against police officers. >> responsibility has to come from the very top. it has to come from the presidency. it's disarmament, he's become the neville chamberland of this war on cop. >> a spring gallup poll says more than a third of americans are worried a great deal about racerentials. more than dozen from two years ago and the highest since 2001. and further criticism of the president on this issue, he's too deferential to police officers. liberal activists and professor cornel west tells the "washington post," obama's response has been week, adding, quote, he's always got to explain to white america how black people are feeling. black people don't feel as if we're being treated unequally.
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it's a fact we're being treated unequally. unsatisfying to some on the right and the left, it appears as though president obama will again bring that nuanced tone on this issue to his remarks in dallas tomorrow. and again attempt to approach the issue of policing and of race in the united states. >> thank you. the premise for the recent protest is that it is open season on african-americans by police. but do the facts back that up? brit hume is in washington tonight. good evening. >> hi, there. in dallas, tuesday, president obama will be trying to calm racial tensions that his own behavior has done much to aggravate. from his denunsiation of the cambridge, massachusetts, police as acting, quote, stupidly in the arrest of henry lewis gates, to his assertion that the motives of the dallas cop clear are unclear, they aren't. the president has kintdly chosen to see things through the eyes of an aggrieved black activist
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rather than of a president of all the people. he's not failed to speak out whenever a black is killed by a white police officer, but has said next to nothing about the continued slaughters of blacks by other blacks in chicago, baltimore, and other cities. he's made his sympathy for the black lives matter movement obvious and never mind the whole premise of the movement seems to be fallacious. no case has given it more impetus than the false claim michael brown was shot down in cold blood while trying to surrender to a cop two years ago. now a study led by a black harvard law professor has examined 15 years of crime data. the study found while police were more often likely to get physical with black suspects than with white ones, when it came to police shootings, there was no racial bias. did you hear that, mr. president? no racial bias. >> you know, last week, i had senator tim scott, african-american, republican
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from south carolina. he came on and said even though he's a lawmaker, he still feels sometimes a tension because he believes he's african-american and that feeling seems to be pervasive, at least when you talk to african-americans in different communities around the country. >> that was certainly one of the findings of the harvard study. if found there's no racial bias involved in police shootings. that the general treatment of blacks by police officers is rougher and tougher and perhaps unfairly so, than it is for whites. to understand that data fully, i suppose you would have to know about the circumstances under which these various incidents occurred over time. i don't know how you would ever do that, but to fully understand you might have to, and of course, the other question is given the high rate of crime committed by blacks as opposed to other groups in this country, you would have to be able to assess whether that has something to do with it. it does seem to be a grievance
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widely shares and one the police departments in this country should be working on. >> thank you. >> now, to politics. we're one week away from the start of the republican convention. a convention probably unlike any other in recent memory. and today, the presumptive nominee blasted the current administration and his likely november opponent for abdicating their responsibility to take care of america's heroes and failing to support the law enforcement community. we have fox team coverage. mike emanuel in washington with a look at theitary veteran said to be on trump's short list as a potential running mate. james rosen in cleveland with how the nuts and bolts are being fine tuned for the rnc convention. we begin with carl cameron in norfolk, virginia, tonight, where donald trump talked about old dents and new responsibilities. good evening, carl. >> hi. as you said with the convention a week away, everything becomes more politicized. this is the first time trump has
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spoken publicly since the violence in minnesota, louisiana, and dallas last week. >> we must maintain law and order at the highest level or we will cease to have a country. i am the law and order candidate. crooked hillary clinton is the secretary of the status quo. >> trump's remarks came at virginia beach near norfolk naval station. he also outlined a ten-point plan to help veterans and the broken veterans association. >> every veteran in america has the choice to seek care at the veterans administration or to seek private medical care, paid for by our government. >> the clinton campaign slams trump as untrustworthy for commander in chief for too often praises repressive dictators. >> we would be so much better off if gadhafi were in charge right now. >> trump slams clinton for downplaying va problems in the
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past, and warning if congress balks at changes, he'll clean house. >> i'm going to use every lawful way to remove people who fail our veterans or breach the public trust. >> trump offered few specifics to achieve his goals but does have military brass on his list of potential running mates which has been slashed to five remaining virginia, chris christie announced him. he's the first to endorse trump. >> i support donald trump and have for quite some time because i know that he will be the type of president who will put the rule of law first. >> but trump slammed christie when they were rivals, declaring christie did know that his aides deliberately closed down part of the george washington bridge to punish a political rival. christie has steadfastly maintained his innocence, but
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trump six months ago effectively called him a liar. >> the george washington bridge, he knew about it. he knew about it. totally knew about it. >> insiders say after rocky meetings with house and senate republicans, trump is fed up in general with typical politicians and christie is now a less likely pick. trump heads to indiana tomorrow where he'll have another meeting with mike pence who many conservatives say is the best pick on his short list of running mates. the decision is expected by thursday or friday. carl cameron, fox news. >> carl, thanks. it is possible the republican ticket could feature not one but two political outsiders. the former military intelligence officer retired army lieutenant michael flynn is a registered democrat. and he is, according to some, engaged in some damage control tonight, as he considers a possible crossover of both occupation and affiliation. mike emanuel takes a look. >> a couple of things. retired lieutenant general is considered a running mate for
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donald trump even though he's a life-long democrat. his background is national security, but now he's facing questions on social issues. >> abortion, i think it's -- i think for women, women have to be able to choose what they -- you know, the sort of right of choice. >> that angered some leaders in the pro-life movement. quote, general flynn has disqualified himself from consideration as vice president, said the president of the national pro-life group, susan b. anthony list. his pro-abortion stance is unacceptable and would undermine the commitments trump has made throughout the campaign. today, flynn clarified, telling fox he's a pro-life democrat. his views sound more in line with trump and the republican party on the issue of illegal immigration. >> if they're here illegally, it's illegal. back to my very first point. the rule of law in this country is probably the single biggest
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strategic advantage we have over all other countries in the world. >> flynn served in a number of senior posts in the army including intelligence chief of the joint special operations command and u.s. central command. flynn was chosen by president obama to lead the defense intelligence agency in 2012 but said he was fired for trying to reform the military intelligence system. >> we don't know much about him except he's an ardent opponent of extremism. he's leading the effort to find major players in al qaeda and take them out. >> flynn has a book coming out tomorrow calling "the field of fight, how we can win the war against radical islam and its allies" and all this speculation will likely drive sales. flynn told fox this election is not about social issues, gay rights and abortion rights. he notes his focus is national security and what seemed to be a key contender if trump makes the case defeating terrorism and keeping america safe are the top
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issues in this election. and today, trump referred to himself as the law and order candidate. >> mike emanuel in washington, thanks. >> flynn told fox this election is not about social issues, gay rights, and abortion rights. he notes his focus is national security and would seem to be a key contender if trump makes the case defeating terrorism and keeping america safe are the top issues. now, moving on. while donald trump is certainly the headliner for next week's gathering in cleveland, there's plenty of work to be done as we speak to make sure the gop platform reflects both the political party and its nonpolitician standard bearer. james rosen is following the action tonight in cleveland. >> welcoming to cleveland the 112 republicans drafting the party's official platform. one man and one woman from each of the 50 states and the u.s. territories, rnc chairman rienls priebus predicted they would
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coalesce around a platform. >> our platform process reflects a unifying approach that considers diverse views held by many republicans in this room, but many republicans across the country. >> as usual, the party's stance on hot button issues are being debated with issue-oriented subcommittees poring over draft language. donald trump is widely regarded as more tolerant than the rank and file on homosexuality and even transgender individuals choosing which bathrooms to use. gay republicans told fox new they're struggling to secure a recognition of the lgbt community recognizing same-sex marriage and the victims of the orlando massacre. >> both of those factors, i hope, would inform members of the platform committee. >> seldom do party platforms fully align with the views of a nominee, but the chairman here told fbn, he asked trump to embrace thir year's product and he believes trump will do so. >> trade will be a component of it, and you talk to donald trump
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and he tells you that he is for trade. but he wants to make sure they're good trade deals. >> evidence of the tension in the process, however, became apparent as early as the morning prayer offered by committee woman melodia potter. >> our freedoms come through you. as many of us support mr. trump, we know it's truly only you who can make america great again. >> late today, the full platform committee voted to define marriage as a union between one woman and one man. gop sources tell fox news that while donald trump may indeed embrace the party platform, he will mostly keep his distance from it since he didn't write it and the platform on which he prefers to run, as always, is his own. namely, the donald trump brand. >> james rosen at the convention site in cleveland. james, thanks. up next, bernie sanders prepares to officially throw his support behind hillary clinton. first, some of our fox affiliates covering tonight. fox 7 in austin, as greg abbott
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deals with severe burns on his legs, the governor's office said he sustained the second and third degree burns when he was scalded by hot water while vacationing in wyoming. he returned to texas, you may remember, after several hours of treatment because of the police shootings in dallas. >> fox 31 in denver, with the arrest of two alabama men starting -- accused of starting the 600-acre cold springs fire. authorities say jimmy suggs and zachary of alabama, failed to fully extinguish a fire at their camp site. a woman traveling with the men is not charged. >> this is salive look at detroit from fox 2. the big story there tonight, almost 900 people participating in the 30th annual national veterans golden age games. vets ages 55 and older are competing in events such as table tennis, shuffleboard and horseshoes. many have disabilities. the games run through thursday. that's tonight's live look
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tomorrow. senator bernie sanders will appear with hillary clinton at a rally in new hampshire. fox news correspondent jennifer griffin is following the democrats tonight from washington. >> as hillary clinton and her former rival bernie sanders prepare a show of unity tomorrow in new hampshire, polls show voters united in their disapproval of fbi director james comey's recommendation not to charge clinton with a crime over her private e-mail server. a new "washington post"/abc poll shows 56% disapprove of the fbi decision. 57% say the incident makes them worried about how clinton might act as president if she's elected. santers has waded until after the fbi decision to make his endorsement. by doing so, casander gained so key concessions this weekend in orlando at the democratic platform committee's meeting and also gave his supporters time to digest their loss. party leaders think they can build on the sanders effect. >> i think as democrats we have come together.
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i think senator sanders has raised some issues that we all care about. >> a $15 minimum wage, support for a health insurance public option, funding for community based health centers, free tuition at public colleges and universities for families earning under $125,000 per year. >> it's really a victory for secretary clinton and her campaign because the democratic platform is a pretty meaningless piece of paper, and meaningless inside baseball, and so look, it allows senator sanders to go to his supporters and say i got these concessions. >> sanders lost a key platform vote on the trans-pacific partnership deal. he wanted to stop congress from voting on the controversial deal. a new pew research survey showing 85% of sanders voters are ready to back hillary clinton. tomorrow, sanders will add his name to that list. >> donald trump variable is very important here in terms of finding some common ground for
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these candidates. >> in nevada, the race with donald trump is increasingly tight with clinton holding a small four-point lead over trump, according to a new monmouth university poll. clinton is breaking with tradition and campaigning in nevada and elsewhere during the upcoming republican convention. she'll campaign in cincinnati on the same day the convention opens in ohio. bret. >> jennifer, thank you. former indiana senator evan bayh is going after his old job. he's getting in as democratic nominee barren hill steps aside. hill says he does not want to stand in the way of democrats regaining control of the u.s. senate this fall. bayh will take on republican congressman todd young for that seat. >> a great start to the week on wall street. the dow grew 80 today. the s&p 500 was up 7 to close at a record high. the nasdaq jumped 32. >> we now know who will be the next prime minister of great britain. and when she starts work.
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may now takes over as leader of the conservative party and inherits the role of prime minister. she was one of the most experienced ministers in cameron's cabinet. serving in the notoriously difficult job of interior minister for the last six years. this evening, she said there were three things to focus on. >> first, the need for strong, proven leadership. to steer us through what will be difficult and uncertain economic and political times. the need to negotiate the best deals for britain in leevan the eu, and to forge a new role for ourselves in the world. >> the 59-year-old oxford educated may has been described as a liberal conservative. a pragmatist, a nonidealogical politician with a ruthless streak. she's been compared with german chancellor angela merkel. there are inevitable comparisons with margaret thatcher. today, david cameron gave his support. >> she is strong.
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she is competent. she's more than able to provide the leadership that our country is going to need in the years ahead. >> cameron will formerly tender his resignation to queen elizabeth on wednesday. after that, the queen will invite may to form a new government. at which point, she and her husband move into 10 downing street. her biggest challenge will be bringing the uk out of the european union, as such, she will be in charge of redefining britain's role in the world. bret. >> benjamin hall in london. thank you. >> the republican convention is week away. and donald trump is hammering hillary clinton on a host of policy issues. as he closes in on a running mate. we'll talk about who that might be when the panel joins me after a quick break. this just got interesting. why pause to take a pill? or stop to find a bathroom? cialis for daily use is approved to treat both erectile dysfunction and the urinary symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently, day or night. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions
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mission to clean up the v.a. and this will be a person of great competence. this will not be a political hack. our debt to them is eternal and everlasting. we are going to fight for our military. and our law enforcement personnel. the same way they have fought for us. >> donald trump in virginia beach today, as he narrows in on his vice presidential choice. some names that are on that list, we have newt gingrich, former house speaker. indiana governor mike pence. lieutenant general michael flynn, former head of the dia. those three said to be on a narrow list, then governor chris christie of new jersey, senator jeff sessions of alabama, and k governor mary fallin of oklahoma. this as the race, you can see the rcp average is now, the real clear politics average of polls. clinton by 4 1/2 in the average
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of recent polls. with that, let's bring in the panel. here in new york, jason riley, columnist with the "wall street journal." monica crowley for the washington times, and philip bump of the "washington post." what do you think? it sounds like we're going to have a couple days here, and then there's going to be an announcement. >> yeah, donald trump is now considering those six, and i think -- i think that there's enough excitement with donald trump at the top of the ticket that he can afford to choose somebody who is perhaps a little less exciting in that term. i would say that donald trump is -- >> pointing to like a mike pence? >> exactly, because look, donald trump is a consummate showman. he knows how to build suspense. that's exactly what he's doing here by floating these names. it's possible he could choose none of the above and surprise us all with a choice. i do think his choice matters this time with him more than probably any previous republican candidate in recent memory, simply because he's never done this before.
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i would think he's going to accomplish two things. one is that he's already offered a lot of voters hope that if they elect him, there will be true change. that the status quo will in fact be smashed. but he also now needs to offer voters reassurance in addition to that hope. reassurance he will in fact govern responsibly. the second point, which is directly related to that one is i think he needs to choose somebody who will in fact help him govern responsibly, someone who has done this before, who knows what they're doing. >> something he has pointed out in numerous interviews, jason. >> i was going to say, a number of people on the list would make good vice presidents, including pence and gingrich. the question is whether they help him get elected in november. and there, i'm not so sure. both men have experience, they know the policies inside and out. they have credibility with conservatives, but are they going to help donald trump with the democratic groups with which he's struggling, young people, women, minorities, and so forth? there's the problem. >> phillip, lieutenant general michael flynn, a lot of people
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don't know who he is. he was on the sunday shows this weekend. he's a registered democrat and was asked about his feeling on abortion. take a listen. >> abortion, i think it's a -- i think it's for women, and these are difficult issues, but i think women have to be able to choose what they -- you know, sort of the right of choice, but i think that's a difficult legal decision that -- and i think that women are so important in that decision making process. >> well, today, he told our jennifer griffin on the phone this, that he's a pro-life democrat. the pro-choice issue is a legal issue that should be decided by the courts. i believe in law. if people want to change the law, they should vote so that we can appoint pro-life judges. i believe the law should be changed. if people are going to decide the election on just this election, then they should just stay home. this is a legal issue. we have bigger problems, saying
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national security. >> our robert costa has done great work in tracking where trump is, now thinks that flynn, flynn sort of emerged in the wake of dallas seen as a strong hand. he is now declined some extent. i'm sure that didn't help, the immediately reaction from conservatives was quite understandably frustration with the idea that trump might pick someone who is not as strong on choice as they would like to the point that we just made around appealing to democrats. that is the only place where this seems like it might be helpful to trump beyond national security, is having someone who can be more moderate, more in the middle. i'm not sure that's the issue that will keep republicans in line with trump and actually broaden his base. >> i want to turn hillary clinton. she was on cnn and said this about the e-mail investigation. >> i am certainly relieved and glad that the investigation has concluded. but i also know how important it
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is to make sure everybody understands that i would certainly not do that again. that is something that at the time, as even director comey said, seemed like a convenience, but it was the wrong choice. >> well, wrong choice, but this is how the polls show this. abc/ abc/"washington post," fbi's decision not to charge clinton, approve, 35%. disapprove, 56%. does it make you worry what she would do if elected president as a result of that. worried, 57%. not related, 39%. the next one, there you go. and outcome of this issue change the likelihood of supporting clinton, and you see the breakdown. more likely, 10%. less likely, 28%. no difference, 58%. the big one, i guess, there is the decision not to charge, monica, 56% say it was the wrong decision. >> it was a mistake. i think the american people understand and know crime and corruption when they see it. and director comey laying out
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the entire case against her, which was pretty powerful and pretty devastating against mrs. clinton, only to turn around and say, but we are declining to recommend charges, i think the american people see an enormous disconnect between what they know she has done and the fbi's decision, and there's a broader point here. a bigger disconnect, which is playing into the full election. and it's actually sweeping the western world, which is this fundamental disconnect between the global elites and here in the u.s., i mean the bipartisan ruling class and everybody else. what they're seeing, which is something the clintons have ridden on for a long time, is they're somehow above the rules. they're too good for the rule of law, and this decision simply re-enforced that. >> the politics of this, she's obviously going to be tried in the court of public opinion, jason, but democrats will tell you, when is the investigation over? when they say no charges, when the benghazi report comes out? they say this is it, right? they want it to be over.
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so is it over? >> i don't think it's up to them whether it's over. based on the poll, a lot of americans don't think it should be over. speaking of politics, donald trump has detected a big opening, playing off the poll, giving speeches about how keeping law and order candidate, which i think speaks not only to this issue but also to the shootings in dallas and so forth. sort of reminiscent of richard nixon back in 1968. people see chaos, they want sanity brought to bear, and i'm the guy who will do that. i think trump sees a big opening and wisely so. >> philip. >> i would note there's one key point, which i think we're seeing sanders underlying this. 37% of democrats agreed with the idea it was a mistake not to charge hillary clinton, which is a large number for democrats. i think part of that, a lot of bernie sanders fans and maybe bernie sanders himself saw that as being their gateway to getting the nomination at the convention. once the door closed, i think there is still some resentment there. and 60%, one of the things about
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benghazi and the e-mail issue is not a lot of partisans moving or switching sides. a lot of this is baked in. >> and bernie sanders officially endorsing tomorrow. next up, race relations, as president obama prepares to go to dallas.
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so if you want to protect black lives, then you've got to protect plaque lives not just police which happens rarely although with tremendous attention and which happens every 14 hours in chicago. every 14 hours. and we never hear from black lives matter. >> i know rudy giuliani well. he hired me as a federal prosecutor in 1988. i think it's time that we dial back the overheated rhetoric and we come together. >> the former new york mayor rudy giuliani and the current homeland security secretary talking about race relations and in reaction to this dallas attack and other shootings throughout the country. this has gallup has a poll asking through the years are you worried about race relations in the united states? you can see this poll a poll of more than 1,000 adults across the country it has doubled over the past two
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years, worry about race relations. we're back with the panel. jason, the president is trying to walk the line here. is he heading to dallas for this memorial service tomorrow. your thoughts about how he and the administration are talking about this and how hillary clinton is talking about it? >> you know, i understand the president probably feels he needs to go to dallas and speak there on behalf of the families this memorial. i think i really heard enough of the president on this issue. i think most of the country has. he -- some people call it nuances. i call it equivocation. he has talked out of both sides of his mouth on this issue from day one. the cops acted stupidly in cambridge, massachusetts. we need to -- you know, we need law and order on the streets. you need sympathizer, empathize with the black lives matter movement. he has egive indicated from day one. what he has done is play into this false scenario winking at the black lives matter movement treating them as modern day naacp
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circa 1955, which they are not. and playing into this narrative that racial animus on the part of police that is driving the black homicide rate in this country. that is just blatantly false and untrue. police are involved in a tiny percentage of black shooting deaths in this country. the president knows that, but he does not want to talk about it because is he worried about his left wing constituency, about the black vote, so he would reap scope goat cops. that's what he has done and the media has been enabler. >> philip, it's a tough issue to talk about. tough issue when you add one
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thing that a black president can do in ways that a white president cannot is to try to heal these racial divisions and improve the least of the black community. this president has done neither. in fact, he has done the exact opposite. whether you have a president who instead of healing divisions actually goes and tries to stoke division and scapegoating certain groups of americans, he, then, gives rise to this kind of
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racial and ideological polarization. and ultimately to violence. last year in new york city we had two nypd officers assassinated in car and now five officers in dallas. this president's approach as jason has pointed out has been his first instinct, knee jerk reaction is to take a side against the police. and when you look at his policies, in terms of reducing jail sentences, in terms of releasing criminals from prison, and somehow positioning those as any jail sentence is some kind of unfair racial imposition, he has created this kind of environment. >> better leave it there. there is much more to talk about. obviously the administration would say he is trying to heal here. we will see what happens tomorrow in dallas. that's it for the panel. stay tuned to see what one husband does for his wife. finishing chemotherapy. you worry.
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finally tonight, some good news from nebraska, a husband surprised his wife after her last chemotherapy treatment with 500 roses. take a look. so far, $4,500 have been raised, donations still being sent with all the proceeds going to susan g. coleman komen organization. the husband text 20 friends and neighbors to have them buy $10 and roses to pledge the proceeds to susan g. komen. the news quickly spread. 500 orders were placed and again 4500 raised so far in donations. all but one of the 36 vases
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and boxes of roses shared with other patients that day. good news. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. greta goes "on the record" right now. >> i am the law and order candidate. [ applause ] >> we're asking cops to do too much in this country. >> this killing it, has to stop. we have to come together and end all. this. >> america in crisis and many americans are furious that the obama administration seems asleep at the wheel and the president is failing to show strong leadership to help make americans feel safe. in seconds, you are going to hear from the doctors, the police chief and donald trump right here "on the record." and, first, an emotional plea from the trauma surgeon demanding change. >> i stand with the dallas police department. i stand with law enforcement all over this