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time tomorrow on the factor. thanks for watching us tonight. i am bill o'reilly and please remember that the spin stops here because we're definitely looking out for you. breaking tonight, all-out chaos at the democratic national convention as yet another e-mail scandal hits the clinton campaign leads the democratics to ditch their party chair and prompts a series of angry protests including right on the convention floor. welcome to "the kelly file," everyone. i'm megyn kelly reporting on night one of the democratic national convention here in philadelphia. this was supposed to be hillary clinton's big week. instead, it has so far been overshadowed by reports of leaked democratic party e-mails that appear to show officials plotting against the bernie sanders campaign. and sanders' supporters are no happy about it. tonight they will hear directly
from senator sanders here in philadelphia and we will also hear from the first lady michelle obama. but first to the anger that is boiling over. protesters have taken to the streets of philadelphia to voice their outrage, even borrowing a line you may have heard at the republican convention. [ crowd chanting ] >> chants of "lock her up" from democrats. and then there's this message. [ crowd chanting ] >> hell no dnc. we won't vote for hillary. >> it was a week ago that debbie wasserman schultz, who is now about to step down as chair of the dnc because of this scandal, was mocking the republicans for not being united. it was one week ago.
taunting reince priebus. so if democrats did not get the message outside the convention hall today, they sure did get it inside when the delegates interrupted the start of the convention. watch. [ crowd chanting ] >> it's been a raucous day. we've got it all covered for you with shannon bream on the floor and trace gallagher with the details of how this all started. we go first to trace. trace. >> reporter: megyn, the leaked e-mails run from january 2015 through may of this year. the most damaging ones are from later in the primary season when hillary clinton had a sizeable lead. still, the e-mails appear to fly in the face of the democratic national committee's obligation to remain neutral. for example, ahead of the kentucky and west virginia primaries, dnc officials apparently tried to use bernie sanders' religion against him. sanders is jewish but says he's
not religious. so in one e-mail the dnc chief financial officer wrote, quoting, i think i read he is an atheist. this could make several points' difference with my peeps. my southern baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a jew and an atheist. in response the ceo of the dnc writes quote, amen. on may 21st the dnc national press secretary suggested pushing the narrative that sanders, quote, never, ever had his act together that his campaign was a mess going on to say, quote, it's not a dnc conspiracy. it's because they never had their act together. and when bernie sanders complained that the party hadn't been fair to him, debbie wasserman schultz herself wrote to her colleagues quote, spoken like someone who has never been a member of the democratic party and has no understanding of what we do. sanders, of course, caucused with the democrats but had long been an independent. the sanders campaign was also critical of the dnc for scheduling only six debates,
pointing out that in 2008, the democrats held 25 debates. sanders argued that fewer debates favored the front-runner. and as for accusations that wasserman schultz was in the tank for hillary, the former dnc chair said quote, if i wanted to favor a candidate, i would not be dnc chair. and finally, karma in politics apparently moves quickly. last week wasserman schultz took a swipe at her rnc counterpart reince priebus, tweeting hey, reince i'm in cleveland if you need another chair to help keep your convention in order. megyn. >> oh debbie. trace, thank you. well inside this arena, bernie supporters have battled with hillary fans for several hours now, and we're waiting to see what happens with the vermont senator takes to the floor not long from now. for more on that we go to shannon bream on the convention floor. hi shaning. >> reporter: hi megan. i've got jose here with me a navy veteran and ardent bernie
supporter. he's feeling a little burned these days not in a good way. let's talk about the e-mails. your reaction how you feel like the party has treated you as a supporter. >> well with the e-mails, i'd like to say it's kind of a thumb print on the scale, and what i mean by that is the bernie people have had a thought, and even bernie felt that the dnc has been pushing a lot toward hillary's favor and not giving a fair shot to the people. so with the e-mails, it's direct evidence that they were putting their thumb on the scale in favor of hillary clinton. so that created a really strange environment for us to all come into. so that's kind of where everybody started, you know getting angry at that point. >> yeah and you guys not happy about the v.p. pick. you're not happy about some of the platform. do you feel like the clinton campaign is listening to you? do you have a voice? how do you feel they've treated you coming into this convention? >> right. i hope for more a lot more. i think one thing that has been completely wrong with the whole
entire thing is the fact that they -- they're not listening -- reaching out to us. we want somebody to be excited about a liberal, progressive -- you know maybe an elizabeth warren pick maybe an al franken pick or possibly even bernie himself, which is an unbeatable ticket. and then on top of that they have been the entire convention going hillary, hillary, hillary hillary is going to be our nominee, and they haven't given us the acknowledgement that we're actually fighting for bernie and what we've done for besh bernie. >> they've been very vocal on the floor. >> joining us now with more tez lynn figure row, a former bernie sanders campaign staffer. austan goolsbee is here. he's previously president obama's chief economist and is an economic professor at the university of chicago's booth school of business. and nomiki konst. great to see you all. >> nice to see you. >> unbelievable right?
it's unbelievable. these e-mails, they clearly show that the dnc was working to elect her over bernie. there's no question they had their thumb on the scale. they talk about him very negatively. and in particular the knock on his faith. they conspired -- they appeared to conspire to raise his faith against him, and the response is amen like yes, let's do it. your thoughts about it? >> to be honest with you, i've seen this throughout the entire democratic party. it's not just the dnc, the leadership there. i've seen it across the state of florida on every campaign that i've worked. it's been a constant rhetoric about how republicans are racist how republicans are the big, bad, evil ones. but what i have consistently seen throughout the democratic party -- and we have the results and the numbers to back it up -- that there has been constant racism within the party. there's been constant gender issues within the party. and as we can see, even comments against religion. so i'm excited to see that the party has been exposed for what it is. trump called bernie crazy bernie
for saying that it was a conspiracy that it was rigged and we see that it was. and i'm hoping senator sanders pulls the support. >> what about debbie wasserman schultz who, you know ripped into the republicans for, you know all sorts of things including misogyny. she's been all over trump for misogyny. there's a memo from her vice chair calling a very well known news anchor a bimbo. is there a response from her saying we don't talk like that? that's not appropriate? not that we've seen. the hypocrisy in these e-mails, nomiki really paints an ugly picture. >> i'm a democrat. i believe in the democratic party. i think the past ten years we've had the wrong leadership in the democratic party. i think it started with tim kaine quite frankly when he came in and took us apart from that 50 state strategy and wanted to encourage leaders across the country to run and to build their parties up and he took it to a fund-raising factory. then it continued on with debbie wasserman schultz. this is a clear cultural problem. there needs to be a clean juneup of our party. we saw it in the e-mails.
the ceo should be fired and the way they're treating the bernie sanders delegation they're telling us to put our signs down and unify. what i would like to see is we're 46% of this party now. we have taken over the party in many states. we are democrats. we're liberals. we're disaffected voters. we're union member berses. we're young people. we are the future of this party and they need to come to us and say -- >> they want you to shut up. austan today there was a remarkable moment where gerabouts bs was speaking to his constituents and he mentions the name of the nominee, hillary clinton. watch what happened. >> we've got to elect hillary clinton and tim kaine. [ crowd booing ] >> the booing went on for over 20 seconds. you know given the fun that the democrats had at the republicans expense last week about a party
not unified -- >> i'm sure everyone -- and i was there. i was having a great time at the republican convention. we're all kind of eating a little humble crow. it's true we had a raucous and long primary. the sanders people are close to you know 46% or something of the delegates. i think it's a little different than in the republican party where you had the number-two candidate basically condemning the nominee from the floor. you had the number-three candidate -- >> he said vote your conscience. bernie is expected to say vote for hillary. >> the number-three candidate, john kasich would not even show up at the convention. so i think it is a testament to the sanders people they're here. the democrats have always been a little raucous. we like some protests. it's always going to be some cheering some booing. i think the most unifying thing to the democratic party is that
donald trump opens his mouth. >> what do you think? >> i disagree. i think people are folding like a napkin. what is the point of having a revolution if there's no consequences? if i was senator sanders, i would ask my delegates to leave the floor. >> i have to disagree with you on this. >> i'm an independent. i think there's no consequence. if people continue to fall in line and sing negro spirituals they will never be respected. if you do not show that you cannot toy with me as donald trump said earlier this year. >> nomiki they booed everyone who mentioned hillary. there were some tweets out today saying maybe they should think about not mentioning her. even the chaplain who said her name in the prayer got booed. >> in fairness that was early in the day. here this evening, it hasn't really been -- >> the reason why as a delegate. [ overlapping voices ] >> i've been walking around. people are tuning out the speeches. i have talked to multiple delegates who feel very disheartened by this process. they're not being included in their own delegation.
i think a very strong -- i'm sort of in between both of you here. i think a very strong message needs to be sent to the party that they need to respect these delegates and give them -- i'll tell you what. i'll tell you how. whoever is the chair needs to be working -- the hillary campaign manager robby mook needs to give us more. >> all right. i got to leave it at that. final thought, al franken last week called the republicans -- he said it sounded like a banana republic chant, lock her up lock her up yet what did we hear right here at his own convention last night? same chant. >> what those guys were saying at the republican convention you cannot -- the outside protesters you cannot repeat on tv. >> they were saying hell no to hillary clinton. it's late at night so it's not that late so you just got to google it. again, we are waiting to see what happens when former
democratic candidate senator bernie sanders takes to the stage. plus we'll bring you the story of the democratic congressman who today attacked jewish settlers as termites. and then we will drill deeper on suggestions that the russians leaked these dnc e-mails right on the eve of this convention in the interest of creating campaign chaos and perhaps helping trump. really? "the kelly file" is back in moments. don't go away. >> there's a lot of signals suggesting definitely that the russians were behind the hack. i mean that has been attested to by experts including top officials from the fbi who ran the initial review of the dnc systems and concluded that it was indeed the russians. it's not a banner that goes on a wall. it's not something you do now and then. or when it's convenient. it's using state-of-the-art simulators to better prepare for any situation. it's giving offshore teams onshore support. and it's empowering anyone to stop a job if something doesn't seem right. at bp, safety is never being satisfied.
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bernie sanders to address this crowd in just a short time. his speech comes after a weekend in which leaked dnc e-mails seemed to show the party working to make sure hillary clinton would be the nominee. we'll bring you the sanders speech live when it happens this evening. also awaiting the first lady michelle obama. but in the meantime there is some breaking news tonight on who may have been behind the hack of those dnc e-mails. and folks are putting the blame now on the russians. chief intelligence correspondent cath ridge herridge is live in washington. >> tonight fox news has learned the hackers left a trail of evidence on the servers including malicious code to steal e-mail and documents. >> the forensic evidence points pretty clearly to a very sophisticated nation state. this is a well-resourced adversary. specifically they're using the same tools and techniques previously associated with russia. so the patterns the tools, the actual work that the bad guys are doing in the networks all is
similar to previous russian intrusion sets. >> cybersecurity investigators believe two russian intelligence agencies infiltrated the dnc using e-mails and opposition research on republican presidential nominee donald trump before getting kicked offer the networks. and the evidence suggests the same hackers were behind the 2015 cyberoperations against the white house state department and the pentagon. today an fbi spokesperson confirmed an investigation into the dnc hack that a compromise of this scale is something they take seriously and that the fbi wants to identify those responsible, which can be very difficult in these cases. with the hackers linked to russia the spokesperson -- >> i think we need to let the fbi do their work before we try to form any conclusions here about what happened and what the motivation was behind it. the fbi has spoken to this. we're going to respect that process. >> at this point there is no forensic link between wikileaks and the dnc hackers, but the
timing does suggest a political motivation megyn. >> catherine, thank you. joining me now, karl rove and antonio villaraigosa former chairman of the dnc. great to see you both. and former l.a. mayor. first let me start with you as a democrat about whether you believe this story that the russians may have not only done this hacking but released it on the eve of the dnc to embarrass the democrats and help trump. >> well the timing is certainly suspect, and i don't work for the fbi or the state department so i certainly can't opine on that. but i can say everything points to the russians and the question you have to ask, when we know that there's a mutual admiration society between putin and trump is why would they do it? >> what do you think, karl? >> i think this -- i agree with admiral kirby of the state department. leave it up to the fbi. i think the democrats have seized upon these rumors that the russians are behind it to
draw attention away from the embarrassing nature of these e-mails. we had the chief financial officer of the democratic national committee saying let's appeal to religion bigotry. let's suggest he doesn't believe in god because he's a jew because that will help us with kentucky and west virginia and west virginia primaries for hillary clinton. and notice last night on 60 minutes, hillary clinton is asked about this and she never says you know what i condemn what i heard in those. she doesn't say a single word about, you know she hears the chief financial officer telling the ceo let's talk about how he's a jew and doesn't believe in god. >> first of all, let me condemn those e-mails and anybody who would inject that kind of bigotry into -- >> the dnc has done that now as well. >> there's no question that the people behind those e-mails shouldn't be working at the dnc. >> she should just come out and say -- completely condemn. completely inappropriate. >> i've been here so i'm not
sure. i don't know whether or not she has. i know i will. and i think she will as well. >> first of all, there's no connection between her campaign and the dnc. there are no e-mails connecting -- >> bologna. >> so i will say this. let me finish. from my vantage point, we've got to condemn those e-mails clearly. we're not trying to move the attention away from those e-mails. it's the state department -- or the fbi that mentioned the connection between the russians. >> right. >> and very clearly hillary clinton did not work for the dnc and did not send those e-mails. >> right, but shie wants to be the leader of the country and is the top democrat in the country. our last guest, who was a bernie sanders supporter, tezlyn was talking about the democrats have spun this narrative that the republicans are racist and misogynist that the republicans are the wonsones who bait about religion.
i'm listening down below to sarah silverman and al franken engage with the audience. let's take a quick listen. >> you know we have been -- i want to thank you because sarah and i have been asked to stretch because we are about to introduce someone that we're both huge fans of. how are we doing, guys? are we close? we'll see. you know sarah, what i love about us both being here is that you know -- >> this is what you have to do when you're in television. you have to learn how to fill empty spis. empty space. they're waiting for paul simon and they're having technology
difficulties. karl, go ahead. >> i just want to make the point of look hillary clinton said she didn't know about these e-mails, and i know she didn't know about the individual e-mails. but she knew about the woman who was in charge of the institution, who was working actively on her behalf against bernie sanders. and how did she reward her after all of this comes out and after all of this -- she makes her honorary chairman of her fall campaign. that's how she is going to reprimand debbie wasserman schultz is by making her the honorary chairman of her national campaign. i think that's reprehensible. if she deserved to be removed as dnc chairman she shouldn't have been rewarded by putting her atop the hillary for president campaign. >> well i think trump is reprehensible. i think he's neither a conservative or a republican. i think he's a hater in chief. so we can debate this all night. i'll tell you something, from my vantage point, what we need to understand is that hillary clinton has a proven record of fighting for civil rights of standing up for immigrants and
blacks and the poor. and so leave it at that. >> i got to leave it at that because a lovely moment is happening down below. i think this song was meant to be a jab at the republicans, but many are saying it's not the right choice given what we saw today in the democrat party. ♪ when you're weary -- >> gentlemen, thank you both so much. let's take a little bit of a listen here to paul simon. up next after this break, polls out today showing donald trump pulling into the lead ahead of hillary clinton of the stay with us. ♪ i'm on your side ♪ ♪ when times get rough and friends just can't be found ♪
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breaking tonight, new polls out today suggest a post-convention trump bump for the gop. in a new cbs survey trump is up two points but so is hillary clinton, keeping the two candidates neck and neck in that poll. but look at this from cnn. trump surges as hillary clinton slides. that means tonight trump's brand-new polling average shows him now in the lead by just 0.2 percentage points. the first time though in two months that trump has pulled ahead of clinton in the averages. joining me now tom beven.
so what do you make of this? the bump is real? >> sure. i mean certainly in the cnn poll it was -- you know trump was up six, and clinton was down four a net ten-point swing. >> is that a good poll? >> yeah it's a quality, credible poll from a major you know media outlet so it's one we take seriously. and it did show him gaining with independents. big swing in his -- >> that's where he really made up the numbers. >> but it also showed across the board republicans liked what they saw at the convention. they had a better opinion of trump. the party was more unified at the end of that convention than before. so i think for all of those reasons, that's why we saw trump move ahead. >> sow if at all does this change your analysis of the election at this point? i mean how do you -- everybody wants to know what does that mean? who's going to win? >> right. this is a crucial part of the campaign but we are kind of -- we were in halftime just a day or two ago. then with the democrats starting we'll have to wait and see what happens here and see, you know after the dust settles, when those next polls come out --
>> but he did what he needed to do is what you're saying. >> absolutely. >> he got it done. >> absolutely. >> now can she make up the difference because she in that cnn poll was seven points ahead of him one week ago. now he's three points ahead of her. >> correct. and it's going to be fascinating. she needs to do exactly what he did, which is again this four-day period to unify her party, and this is what's going on right now and it's going to be going on over the next few days. will democrats like what they say in hillary clinton? will they come out of this more unified, have a better higher opinion of her? also can she win back independents? that's going to be crucial. >> she lost them in a week? i mean this huge poll percentage over to him just because of the four days we saw in cleveland? that's what that one poll is showing. again, i always say to people not to put too much stock in any one poll. but that's what that poll showed. again, trump had been leading independents throughout most of this campaign although it's been close. but he had an advantage there. >> tom, great to see you. >> you bet. thanks. >> joining me now with more chris stirewalt and dana perino.
great to see you both. >> thank you. what do you make of it stirewalt, the numbers, the shift? >> there's a bump. these are two polls that are good or, as tom said, they meet the usda requirements for polling nutritive value. >> with respect to cnn you're both it's a good-looking poll. >> that poll has a great personality. it's a data point. it's what we've got to work with right now. what we're really going to be looking at we're not going to know anything until next week because we've got to clear out all this noise about trump's up and then hillary is going to get a bounce. it's predictable. traditionally republicans are going to get a four point bump out a convention. democrats are much more emotional to their campaigns and their candidates. so who knows? >> i think that last week one
of the things that donald trump's campaign did well in setting up the convention is it's one thing you're showcasing your candidate but it's also that you're defining your opponent. before he gave his big speech on thursday night, there was a concerted effort to define her as crooked, and remember the lock her up chant. i think that really stuck like glue from a convention standpoint on the republican side. they definitely did the job they needed to do for donald trump. then he topped it off with a speech a lot of republicans seemed to like. >> nobody is remembering the melania incident. they're remembering the chris christie speech. it sticks in your head. the thing here stirewalt, we're already seeing it. it's snazzy. it's more dazzling. >> yeah. >> the democrats have a bunch of celebrities in their party. they wow you. here we go with eva longoria who said some very unfortunate things about the romneys, but then she claims her twitter account has been hack. >> >> by the russians?
the fbi should look into that. >> so what does effect does that have? >> the point of conventions is to finish the primary. the point of the convention is to say to all the republicans, okay we're done and we're together now. and then all the democrats say, we're together. it's not really the beginning of the general election. it's the end of the primaries. we're going to come together here and then we're going to leave here and we're going to go. you heard al franken before he was talking about the 103 days when we're done here and what we do in this room what we go out and do. so it's to imbue these people with purpose, and their purpose in every video or everything that they talk about is that donald trump is wicked. he's not just we disagree with him. it's that he is a bad and inic wittous man. and they want all these democrats to go running out of here with the same message. i bet by the time they get done doing four days of it they'll be there. >> he said to the crowd i'm sure you all have lovely families. ignore them.
>> the other thing for hillary clinton is that she's going to be buoyed by all the great speakers they have lined up michelle obama, even senator sanders is going to say vote for her. but can it change the fact that in one of those polls she was at 68% untrustworthy. how can you in four days turn that around? i think that's very difficult. but only she can pull herself across the finish line. all these other people can help get her there but she has to be the one to pull it across. >> we didn't see that many testimonials other than donald trump's children last week about what a good man donald trump is. it was more how the country needs donald trump and hillary is bad. what we're going to be told is there are going to be character witnesses here that are going to rehabilitate hillary clinton. >> who's the most important? >> bill? >> bill got to say what he's got to say. bill ran out of 1996. but barack obama and his vouching for hillary clinton. >> how about michelle obama tonight? >> all huge. so handing over the brand, handing over the torch. we fought. we hated each other.
it was horrible but you know what? we -- we came to trust her. we came to believe in her. and the fact that the president is more popular now than he has been in three or four years will help hillary clinton a lot to -- >> how smart is it to put michelle obama on the same nieg as bernie sanders? a unifying force as great as a one as there is in the democratic party -- >> i think the democrats think the best thing to do is bernie sanders to be in that monday spot so he's not crowding out the news cycle on thursday. michelle obama is loved in this room. so there's going to be good emotions and good vibrations so to speak. >> let's take a quick listen to the former star of "desperate housewives," eva longoria as she -- >> america is pretty great already. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome senator cory booker.
today we gather here again in this city in this city of brotherly love to reaffirm our values before our nation and the whole world. our purpose is not like theirs to start a great nation but to ensure that we continue in the best of our traditions and with humble homage to generations of patriots before we put forth two great americans, our nominees for president and vice president, hillary clinton and tim kaine. [ cheers and applause ] now, looking back to our history, looking back to our history, our founding fathers put forth founding documents that were indeed genius.
but our founding documents weren't genius because they were perfect. they were saddled with the imperfections and even the bigotry of the past. native-americans were referred to as savages. black americans were fractions of human beings and women were not mentioned at all. but those facts and ugly parts of our history don't distract from our nation's greatness. in fact i believe we are an even greater nation not because we started perfect, but because every generation has successfully labored to make us a more perfect union. generations of heroic americans have made our nation more inclusive, more expansive, and more just. our nation wasn't founded
because we all look alike or prayed alike or descended from the same family tree. but our founders in their genius in this the oldest constitutional democracy on the planet earth, they put forth the idea that all are created, that we have inalienable rights. and i'm so proud that it was upon this faithful foundation that we built a great nation. and today no matter who you are, rich or poor asian or white, man or woman, gay or straight any religion or none at all, you are entitled to the full rights and responsibilities of citizenship. [ cheers and applause ] in this city our founders put forth a declaration of independence but let me tell you they also made a historic
declaration of interdependence. they knew that if this country was to survive and thrive we had to make an unusual and extraordinary commitment to each other. look i respect and value the ideals of individualism and self-reliance. but rugged individualism didn't defeat the british. it didn't get us to the moon. it didn't build our nation's highways. rugged individualism didn't map the human genome. we did that together. [ cheers and applause ] and so this is the high call of patriotism. patriotism is love of country, but you can't love your country without loving your countrymen
and your countrywomen. now, we don't always have to agree, but we must be there for each other. we must empower each other. we must find the common ground and we must build bridges across our differences to pursue the common good. let me tell you we cannot devolve into a nation where our highest aspirations are that we just tolerate each other. we are not called to be a nation of tolerance. we are called to be a nation of love. that's why that last line in the declaration of independence says it so clearly. it says that we must -- to make this nation work we must mutually pledge to each other our lives and our fortunes and our sacred honor. tolerance is the wrong way.
tolerance says i'm just going to stomach your right to be different, that if you disappear from the face of the earth, i'm no better or worse off. but love -- love knows that every american has worth and value, that no matter what their background no matter what their race or religion or sexual orientation, love -- love recognizes that we need each other. that we as a nation are better together. that when we are divided, we are weak. we decline. yet when we are united we are strong. when we are indy visible, we are invincible. this -- this is the understanding of love that's embodied in one of my favorite sayings. it's an african saying and it says if you want to go fast go
alone. but if you want to go far, go together. this -- this is the reason why i am so motivated in this election because i believe this election is a referendum on who best embodies the leadership we need to go far together. donald trump is not that leader. we've watched him try to get laughs at other people's expense, try to incite fear at a time we need to inspire courage. try to rise in the polls by dragging our national conversation into the gutter. we've watched him mock cruelly mock a journalist's disability. we watched him demean the service of my senate colleague, saying he's not a war hero. he was a war hero because he was
captured. trump said i don't like people who get captured. would he say that to p.o.w.s from world war ii? would he say that to p.o.w.s from vietnam? would he say that to the brave men and women in iraq and afghanistan right now, risking capture or worse? that's not the commander-in-chief. we've watched donald trump paint with a broad divisive brush saying that mexican immigrants who came to build a better life in america are, in his words, bringing crime. they're bringing drugs. he called many of them rapists. he said that an indiana-born federal judge can't be trusted to do his job because of his mexican ancestry a statement that his fellow republicans have described as racist. [ crowd booing ] we've watched donald trump. our children our daughters, our nieces and grandkids have
watched donald trump and heard him calling women degrading and demeaning names -- dogs fat pig, disgusting animal. it is a twisted hypocrisy when he treats other women in a manner he would never, ever accept from another man speaking about his daughters or his wife. in this great nation where our founders put a fundamental principle forward of religious freedom, he says ban all muslims. don't let certain people into our america because of how they pray. now, i take particular interest in the fact that trump says he would run our country like he's run his businesses. well i'm from jersey and i'm
from the great garden state. we've seen how he leads in atlantic city. he got rich while his companies declared multiple bankruptcies. yet without remorse, even as people got hurt and lot jobs by his failures he bragged. and i quote, the money i took out of there was incredible. yes, he took out a lot of cash. but he stiffed contractors, many of them small businesses refusing to pay them for the work that they'd done. you know we in america have seen enough of a handful of people growing rich at the cost of a nation descending into crisis. america, at our best we stand up to bullies, and we fight those who seek to demean and degrade other americans. in times of crisis we don't
abandon our values. we double down on them. [ cheers and applause ] even amidst the crisis of the civil war, lincoln stood up and called out to all of our country, saying with malice towards none and charity towards all. this is our history. this is the history that i was taught taught. my parents never wanted my brother and i to get too heady. they never stopped reminding my brother and i that our blessings restraining from countless ordinary americans who showed extraordinary acts of kindness decency and love people who struggled and sweat and bled for our rights people who paid the ultimate price for the freedoms we all enjoy. i was told that we cannot pay
those americans back for their colossal acts of service, but we have an obligation to pay it forward to others through our service and our sacrifice. i support hillary clinton because these are her values and she has been paying it forward her entire life. long before -- long before she got in politics she was in massachusetts going door to door collecting the stories of children with disabilities. in south carolina she fought to reform the juvenile justice system so that children wouldn't be thrown in adult prisons. in alabama, she helped expose the remnants of segregation in schools. in arkansas she started a legal aid clinic to make sure poor folks could get their day in court. she has fought for the people
and she's delivered. that's why we trust her to fight and deliver for us as president. but let me tell you, we have a presidential nominee in clinton who knows that in a time of stunningly wide disparities of wealth in our nation, that america's greatness must not be measured by how many millionaires and billionaires we have but how few people we have living in poverty. hillary knows that when workers make a fair wage it doesn't just help their families. it builds a stronger and more durable economy that expands opportunity and makes all of us americans wealthier. she knows that in a global knowledge-based economy, the country that outeducates the world will outearn the world, outinnovate the world, and will lead the world. she knows that debt-free college is not a gift. it's not charity.
it is an investment. it represents the best of our values the best of our history, and the best of our party, all of our shared ideas and values together. hillary clinton knows that when we have paid family leave, that this is something that must happen because when a parent doesn't have to choose between being there for a sick child and paying rent or when a single mom earns an equal wage for equal work it empowers the most important building block in all of our nation, and that is the family. hillary clinton knows that security doesn't come from scape scapegoat ing people because of their religion. it comes when we band together to face down and defeat our common enemies.
and she knows something that i fight for every day. that our criminal justice system desperately needs reform. that we need to bring back fairness to a system that's still as professor brian stevenson says treats you better if you are rich and guilty than if you are poor and innocent. she knows that we can be a nation that both believes police officers deserve more respect, they deserve more support, more cooperation and love and believes that a black 20-something-year-old protester deserves to be valued deserves to be heard, that they should be listened to with more courageous empathy and that change is needed in the system. and hillary clinton knows what donald trump betrayed time and time again in his campaign. that we are not a zero-sum
nation. it is not you or me. it is not one american against another american. it is you and i together interdependent interconnected with one single interwoven destiny. when we respect each other, when we stand up for each other, when we work together against our challenges against our neighbor's challenges be it a neighbor with a beautiful, special needs child or one struggling with the ugly disease of addiction, when we as americans help them when we show compassion and grace, when we evidence our truth that we are the united states of america, one nation under god, indy visible, that is when we are stronger. that is when we go from an already great america to an even greater america. now, let me tell you. let me tell you right now, when
insulting and demeaning words about our fellow americans, i think of that poem by maya angelou. you all know it. you know how it begins. you may write me down in history with your bitter twisted lies. you may trod me in the very dirt. but still like dust i rise. you all know it. you all know it. this -- this -- this captures our american history. 240 years ago, an english king said he would crush our rebellion. but americans from around our nation joined the fight from bunker hill to the battle of trenton they stood, and so many fell giving their lives in support of our declaration that
america, we will rise. this is our history. this is our history. escaped slaves knowing that liberty is not secure for some until it's secure for all. sometimes hungry often hunted in dark woods and deep swamps they looked up to the north star and said with a determined whisper, america, we will rise. immigrants -- immigrants risking their lives in times of sweat shops and child labor. they organized labor unions and devoted themselves to lifting the tired, the poor and the huddled masses. they shouted so all could hear. america, we will rise. kings pointed to king pointed to the mountain top. kennedy pointed to the moon. from seneca falls, to those who
stood at stonewall inn, giants before us said in a chore us of conviction america, we will rise. my fellow americans -- my fellow americans, we cannot fall into the com placency or indifference about this election because still the only thing necessary for evil to be triumphant is for good people to do nothing. you know the saying. my fellow americans, we cannot be sed duesed by cynicism about our politics because cynicism is a refuge for cowards, asknd this nation is and must always be the home of the brave. we are the united states of america. we will not falter or fall. we will not retreat or surrender our values. we will not surrender our ideas. we will not surrender the moral high ground. here in philadelphia let us declare again that we will be a
free people free from fear and intimidation. let us declare again that we are a nation of interdependence and that in america, love always trumps hate. let us declare -- [ cheers and applause ] let us declare so that generations yet unborn can hear us we are the united states of america. our best days are ahead of us and together with hillary clinton as our president, america, we will rise! god bless america. let us rise together. god bless america. >> new jersey senator cory booker who is said to be on the short list for the vice presidential spot on the democratic ticket who once saved a woman from a burning building and is a rising star in the democrat party. you saw him tonight talking
about how individualism didn't get us to the moon and praising the value of love before he went on to attack donald trump for not showing any in his view. ripping trump on his bankruptcies and his comments about women and his comments about john mccain and his proposed muslim ban and on and on it went. joining me now, sheriff david clarke who is the milwaukee county sheriff. what did you think of senator booker's remarks? >> what's he so angry about? i mean when donald trump uses that kind of passion, they say he's angry. but the only thing he didn't use was a car in every driveway and a chicken in every pot. he talked all around a big problem for the democrats and that is their flawed candidate, mrs. bill clinton, who should have been under criminal indictment. she's a confirmed liar. she left people to die in benghazi. all that stuff that he acted like it wasn't there. but that stuff matters to the american people. so, you know this thing will go on just like the rnc. they'll get their pom poms out, and you rah, rah and what not.
stark contrast i think with the republicans. donald trump is the law and order candidate, and this dnc seems to be about embracing criminality and criminal behavior trying to mainstream criminal behavior hold these individuals up as if they're martyrs and -- >> let's frame that. so tomorrow night onstage here the mother of michael brown, the 18-year-old who was killed by a police officer in ferguson missouri among other mothers, who take to the stage. michael brown's mother is the most controversial, however, because her son was the aggressor against a police officer. and while he lost his life the doj concluded it was because of his own actions in attacking a cop. go ahead. >> well i think they all -- if you look at a common denominator among most of those there, they were resisting arrest. eric garner was resisting arrest. freddie gray was resisting arrest. michael brown attacked a law enforcement officer and tried to
disarm him. another one, a guy from milwaukee, hamilton was beating a milwaukee police officer with his night stick when the officer had no other choice but to use deadly force to save his own life. >> right. >> look moms are going to do what moms do. moms love their kids no matter what. we all get that. here's the question i have megyn, and i keep asking. where are the dads? when there are no fathers around to shape the behavior of young boys growing up they grow up to be unmanageable misfits that the police then have to deal with aggressively. >> sheriff clarke always good to get your perspective as somebody who is actually on the street saving lives and protecting a community. thank you, sir. we'll see you soon. >> thank you, megyn. so tomorrow night we have a huge night. that's day two of our kelly file live from the dnc in philly. but tonight what a night ahead. the first lady of the united states michelle obama, will take to the stage right behind me and vermont senator bernie
sanders will as well. what's going to happen when senator sanders goes out there? what are his supporters going to do when he says hillary clinton? boo her right here in this auditorium? let me know your thoughts. facebook.com slash the kelly file. and stay tuned because bret and i have much, of more. a wild start to the democratic convention here if philadelphia. sanders supporters making their voices heard, angry about that dnc e-mail controversy that proved the party establishment was tipping the primary scales for hillary clinton. good evening, everyone. i'm bret baier. >> hi everybody. i'm still here. i'm megyn kelly. we're live inside of the wells fargo center for night one of the democratic national convention right here in philadelphia. got a big hour ahead with speeches from the first lady michelle obama, as well as senators elizabeth warren. she is the one a lot of people wanted as