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night at 10:00. thanks for joining us. we'll see you back here, tomorrow night. unafraid. greta goes "on the record" right now. >> tonight, it's all about you. yes, you. jobs, money, taxes, donald trump says he can fix it all and today showing off his business skills on the campaign trail. the presidential candidate unveiling his entire economic plan. in moments, former new york city mayor rudy giuliani goes "on the record." but, first, donald trump in his own words. >> one common feature of every hillary clinton idea is that it punishes you for working and doing business in the united states. [cheers and applause] every policy she has tilts the playing field towards other countries at our expense. and that's why she tries to distract us with tired
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political rhetoric that seeks to label us, divide us, and pull us apart. hillary clinton short circuited again to use a now famous term when she accidently told the truth and said that she want to do raise taxes on the middle class. i want to jump start america and it can be done. and it won't even be that hard. [cheers and applause] if sent to the oval office, hillary clinton will enact the tpp as sure as you are sitting there. before nativity nafta went into effect there were 285,000 auto workers in michigan. today, that number is only 160,000. auto workers. detroit is still waiting for hillary clinton's apology. she has been a disaster, obama has been a disaster.
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i expect detroit will get that apology right around the same time hillary clinton turns over the 33,000 emails she deleted. >> and former no, mayor rudy giuliani is here right now. good evening, mayor. >> good evening, greta. nice to talk to you. >> nice to talk to you. >> okay, mayor. what stood out in donaldo you? >> well, the first thing i found is that the whole economic program is a very comprehensive one. it's one that works. it's one that's proven. it's basically what kennedy did. it's basically what reagan did. it happens to be what i did in new york city on a smaller scale. and that is we have lowered taxes. reduced regulations. became business friendly pause if you are business friendly you are jobs friendly. we didn't go in the direction of hillary clinton, which is socialism. it's basically more people getting more things from the government. let's expand obamacare. let's let the government
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take care of you. the government take care of you is what obama has been doing for years. for eight years slowest growth basically in our history since the great depression. >> he didn't mention anything about intattlements, about medicare and social security. he has said before going to cut those benefits. you can't look at the economy and look at our budget and spend and tax without taking into consideration that. why did he speak about those two? >> i would say, first of all, this was an overall speech of a general approach to the economy. i don't remember ronald reagan speaking about those two, either. then he was able to make a deal to save social security. maybe donald trump has become, you know, politically savvy as ronald reagan. you don't touch the third rail of politics and expect to get elected. ronald reagan ran on exactly the same things that donald trump is running on. i ran on, and many governors who have turned around states. and those decisions have to be made you have got to bring the other party into
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it so they bear some responsibility for it it's the wisdom that president obama lacked with obamacare, boy not bringing the republicans in for some kind of a compromise. and, donald trump understands worry going to have to deal with entitlements. what he doesn't want to do is frighten the american people and fall into the trap that republicans fall into all the time which is we don't want to take care of elderly people. we don't want to take care of children. we don't want to take care of people who are sick. so i think he laid out the program that is really very, very intelligent program for how to grow the american economy. how to put america back to work again. this is what has been missing. to reduce the corporate tax from 35% to 15% will bring billions and billions of dollars into the united states and millions and millions of jobs. and i'm going to tell you why i know that's true. because on my little small scale of new york city, that's what i did. and when i did it, everyone
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told me i was going to create a recession. i was going to create a deficit. i already had a deficit. everybody said what hillary clinton said today. and they all turned out to be wrong. i turned a 2.5-million-dollar deficit into a 2.5-million-dollar surplus. i cut unemployment in half. i got 65,000 people off welfare and i had more people working in new york city since nobody could remember when. >> all right. if you think that his speech today, you know, there are a lot of republicans who have their feathers ruffled by donald trump. do you think that he sort of calmed those people down and got them on the trump train? he has the added problem that now someone has thrown his hat in the ring, another republican to run. may chip off a few votes. did he change things within his own party today? >> yes, he did. he is not going to win them all over that group of former officials that came out against him they made the point, donald trump, make no mistake about it is
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running dependence the washington insiders. he is running against the way things are for change. so they there are going to be republicans who oppose him. but he will make that up with independence. he will make it up with some democrats. if you are for the way things are now, and the way they have been for the last 10 or 12 years, then vote for hillary clinton. if you want to change it, vote for donald trump. and all those public officials who came out today who were republicans and said all those things about trump made trump's' point. is he running against the washington corrupt rigged system that leaves out the little guy. >> mayor, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> and today in the motor city, detroit, donald trump painting that city's economic woes squarely on the back. >> city of detroit is the living, breathing example of my opponent's failed economic agenda.
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[ applause ] every policy that has failed this city and so many others is a policy supported by hillary clinton. she supports the high taxes and radical regulation that forced jobs out of your community. she is the candidate of the past. ours is the campaign of the future. >> the "on the record" political panel is here. from the washington examiner susan ferrechio and nina easton. i think we saw new donald trump. i don't know if he will be back or not. interrupted 14 times by protesters waited calmly as they were ejected. >> he did. it is important to remember, however, that it was a very decent speech. go into the details of that. but we also remember a foreign policy speech from last spring very serious and an attempt to reset the campaign but really last spring what do we remember? we remember the accusations against ted cruz's father
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involved in the assassination. we ended up remembering the mexican heritage comments about the judge ruling on his case. the question is, yes, this was a god moment for the trump campaign. is it sustainable? we will see. >> he accomplished two things today. he laid out economic plan that was appealing to small individuals little guy. also go d. a good job connecting falgd economic policy with obama and hillary clinton. those are two important things he need to do get across to voters. he wasn't just talking any voters. is he talking to undecided voters who pollsters say will decide this election. 10 to 12% of people who haven't made up their minds yet. election will hinge on these people. this was a message for them. great message that was not, you know, taken under by these protesters. normally what trump would do is say get them out of here and all becomes about the protesters. he manage to do stay quiet and that kept the message on what was important for trump's campaign, which was the economy, jobs. and trying to make the obama
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administration look like and hillary look like they are not doing a food job. >> viewers at home now is your chance to vote on twitter. will donald trump's economic plan help you, yes, you, tweet yearns -- yes or no using #greta. we will show you the votes thought the show. >> today what was interesting watching him, he didn't talk about the entitlements, mayor giuliani said it's not politically correct. >> i think he is in a very different position than standard republican, fiscal conservatives on entitlements. he has not supported restructuring benefits to save the system. the other thing that is interesting is he very much came look as if he is on board with the business community when it comes to things like cutting taxes. bringing some of that $2 trillion that's sitting overseas. bringing that home to invest that in america. very much on board with the business community. where he is off board is on free trade.
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very different from the business community. what's interesting was the figures he cited during that trade discussion were from a think tank that is a liberal lefty think tank that has union members and lefties on the board and bernie sanders. so that's where he is on trade, which is very different from the u.s. chamber of commerce, for example. >> he also used the term fair share at one point which are code woshedz for the democratic party. >> he doesn't -- paul ryan, of course, wants to reform social security and medicare. is he not touching that. same issue on trade he goes back and forth. these what can make him appealing to undecided independents. >> we will see how he does tomorrow. each day is different. nina, susan, thank you both. >> this is a fox news alert. secretary hillary clinton is being sued. the parents of sean smith and tyrone woods both killed in benghazi have filed a lawsuit against secretary clinton in u.s. district court in the district of columbia.
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the lawsuit alleges that clinton's negligence was directly responsible for smith and woods' death. this lawsuit is going after clinton for defamation and intentionally inflicting emotional distress. iran executing hanging a nuclear scientist. iran says he was a spy for the united states. was he? in a twist that scientist name showed up in emails on hillary clinton's private server. james rosen is here. james? >> greta, quonk. the islamic regime says it executed him because he gave the u.s. vital information about iran's nuclear program while he was here in the states under bizarre circumstances. back in june 2009, he disappeared during a pilgrimage to mecca. he surfaced a year later in internet videos he claimed to be abducted by the cia taken to tucson and for temperatured and that he was free and safe. here is what secretary clinton said about him at the time. >> mr. amari has been in the united states of his own free will and he is free to
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go. he is free to go. he was free to come. these decisions are his alone to make. >> amari made it to the pakistani industry in washington. there demand to do return to iran which he did. even anouning the execution yesterday the regime boasted that the u.s. intelligence community had been cupid by iran's. >> americans assumed for a while that iran was not aware of this person's actions or what he was linked to or how he was taken to saudi arabia from there. they managed that our intelligence was against that. >> even when the return to iran was being finalized advisor of hillary clinton's wrote to deputy chief of staff jake soleman referring as a friend of the united states and how to massage the issue for public consumption. we have a diplomatic
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psychological issue not a legal issue morning star wrote. our friend has to be given a way out. we should recognize his concerns and frame it in terms of misunderstanding and w. no that -- with no that mall intent. the clinton campaign says it's remarkable, greta, that anyone would is seek to link her to this tragic death. >> i have watched your report all day long on this and other reports, was this man troubled? i saw the man psychological. this is such a bizarre story. was he kidnapped? not kidnapped? he wanted to go back. he knew he would get executed. something doesn't seem right in this. >> this there is much that seems allusive to us in terms of the basic facts. how the man could be posting internet videos if he was in the captivity of the cia in tucson at the time seems a mystery. clearly troubled to some extent. what drove him to return to
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iran. we saw the images of him reunited with his 4-year-old son. was that under compulsion, we certainly don't know. >> it certainly is strange. i hope we will get more in the next day or two. thank you. >> thank you. >> the executed iran scientist and connection to secretary hillary clinton's emails raising questions. chair of donald trump's national security advisory committee senator jeff sessions goes "on the record." senator, i don't think there has been any ties so far to suggest that the iranians got into the email server and got this particular information but it once again does raise the question of the security of her email server. so your thoughts tonight? >> well, absolutely. that's why you have to maintain discipline and be extremely careful. most of these sophisticated states do have the ability to penetrate unprotected computer systems. and so what you have a situation where it's absolutely clear that they could have gotten this information. and had they gotten it, it could have led to his death because, you know, as a
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prosecutor for many years, this is the kind of statement our friend is the kind of statement that you use to convict somebody of a crime. >> you know, i actually think we have the tip of the iceberg on this one. why in the world we go back? he had to know he would be executed. he was treated as some sort of hero. that didn't last very long. now he finds himself at the end of the rope. so strange. kidnapped in saudi arabia by the cia? do you have any more information on this? >> no, i don't. i suspect he was trying to come up with a story to justify some sort of desire he had, maybe family, to go back to iran. and apparently he was able to spin that for a while. but, you never know if this information could have been available and could have been a final -- a matter of proof of his guilt. >> well, when you see this or read about this, you rode about the server, you read about the emails. iranian scientist who comes
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here, kidnapped maybe when he was in mecca, saudi arabia. he wants to go home and creates all these videos. you have this idea of iran over the nuclear program. it certainly seems like the american people are not getting the full story. there is an awful lot of behind the scenes intrigue. i would like the transparency some time. >> there is a whole lot of intelligence battle been going on between iran and the united states over this nuclear situation. we have wanted to know exactly what was happening over there. and so i think the united states would be wise not to certainly give away their techniques or sources in the course of this situation. it's sad thing but that's -- i think maintaining discipline here is the right thing. >> oh, i totally agree the source aspect. i was thinking a little bit larger to the whole idea of the iranian deal. think about it. the iranian deal, most of the details are kept from the american people. the people he made the deal
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with the iranians they know everything. so they get to know more information than us good americans who are just trying to figure out what's what is going on. >> that is true now. you are right. a deal that binds the united states or in any way impacts our legislative process, our funding process. our expenditures of money. those kind of things need to be public in almost all instances. maybe some exceptions. i don't see any exceptions here. this is a big deal, a major agreement. i think a bad agreement. and the american people do need to know full ramifications of it. >> well, i just for the levee of me don't understand boy our enemy can know more than i can when people that we think are going to double deal us. but, anyway, that's just me. senator, thank you for joining us. >> thank you, greta. >> and an american and australian kidnapped in afghanistan by five gunmen. security officials saying the armed kidnappers were of wore afghan military uniforms. the kidnapping happening in
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kabul american university where both victims are believed to be employees. at this hour no group has claimed responsibility. denial actor tony blacklisted? he says hollywood is cropping him from projects. standing by to go on the record next. also a child killed on the water slide. right now police and water park officials are not sure what happened. that's coming up. plus, look at this. a donald trump sign goes up in flames and police say it's arson. the men behind the sign coming up.
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slitter. blacklisted for supporting donald trump? well, actor antonino sabato jr. hollywood blacklisting him because his speech three weeks ago at the democratic national convention. >> donald trump believes in one america with liberty and justice for all. [ applause ] having secure borders, protecting our citizens none of this is hateful. this is the responsibility of the government. that's right. and it's the right thing to do. donald trump will get it done and put us back on the right track. >> antonio sabato jr. goes "on the record" from los angeles. nice to see you, sir. >> nice to see you. how are you, greta? >> i'm good. so tell me about being blacklisted? how does it fan fest itself already? how do you feel it. >> it's amazing. i couldn't believe it. because i mean we are living
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in the greatest country in the world with freedom and should be able to speak and say whatever you want and back. candidate. when i got back to cleveland i went jobs lined up and jobs weren't there any more because of my support for mr. trump. i have to tell you all the negative social social media stuff i have been getting people calling me racist. migrate grandparents died at ought auschwitz. my family has been through a lot. how they use the word nowadays is incredible. they put new this box. but, also been blessed by having a lot of people in the industry calling me and telling me how brave i've been and telling people the truth about what's going on. and so i'll be in the business. i will keep working and i have great people that support me. >> all right. you spoke at the convention. obviously we just showed the videotape.
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the field was very big republicans. 17 republicans. was donald trump your first choice out of the 17 from beginning to end or not? >> yes. i met donald trump. i have known him and met him 20-some years ago. he has been a great guy ever since. i knew he was going to win. i supported him for about a year. i have been on fox news and other outlets talking to him and supporting him. i believe he is going to win in november. and he is a great candidate and i hope the best for him and his family. >> do you have any of your hollywood people you know in hollywood who say i have been in a democrat forever but i'm going to vote for donald trump or don't you hear any of that? do you hear the reverse? >> i have, greta. i actually have some people after the rnc speaking for the republican party, i have people calling me and saying you know what? i want to do what you did. i want to talk and express how i feel. the democratic party is not the democratic party anymore. it's a socialist party. so, i understand why people want to still vote democratic. but they have to kind of research it a little bit
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because that party doesn't exist. now, we need a better future for this country and donald trump is going to give us that. >> okay. was it fun speaking at the rnc? are you a little nervous or not nervous that night? >> i was very nervous. but then when i got on stage i was just passionate. i love this country, greta, so much. you know, it's giving me some things. great family. beautiful children. my wife. and i love it. and i felt that we all had that in common that night. i met some great people. people that i have been for a long time. we had a great night. it was packed with a lot of emotion and love for this nation. >> antonio, thank you for joining us and i hope you get unblacklisted soon for speaking your mind you shouldn't get blacklisted for speaking your mind. thank you for joining us. >> thank you, greta. it's a measure. >> and the world's tallest water slide turns deadly. a 10-year-old boy killed. how could that happen? that's straight ahead. first, a jogger jogging in broad daylight brutally murdered and local media
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10-year-old boy killed on a water slide in kansas city. the boy of son of a kansas lawmaker is on what is advertised as taller slide in the planet 17 stories high and riders can reach speeds of 65 miles per hour. no one knows exactly what happened and why this child
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died. robert is at the water park. what can you tell me about this? >> hi there, greta. i can tell you right now, again, caleb schapp's tragic death has sent enormous shock waives across the area. people feel for the family. two investigations are underway. the kansas city, police department, they tell me they are investigating this case, trying to find out exactly what happened. as, of course, are the schlitterbahn officials. they want to know exactly what happened sunday afternoon when the boy was here on elected officials day with his mom, hiss dad, and his brother. we do know the officials with the water park have been in meetings all longer longer -- morning long. not saying anything to reporters just telling us that the investigation right now is still ongoing. greta? >> i understand there is some sort -- just so i understand this slide, there are certain requirements, physical requirements, you have to be a certain size and weight? is that right how it works? >> yeah.
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that's exactly right. i know you got to be at least 10 to 12 years old. in terms of inches, you have got to be 54 inches tall. the average size of a 9 to 10-year-old. again, the weight limitations for that water slide anywhere between 400 and 50050 pounds. again, we're talking about raft that seats three people in all. greta? >> how long has that slide been open and have there been any other accidents or incidents or deaths? >> the water park has been open since 2009. this park opened up with much fanfare back in july of 2014. there have not been any other reports. i have got to tell you, this we looked back into the history tremendously today and we found out that investigators the day they even opened they were saying that, yeah, they had to delay the opening for like several weeks because, again, they were having some technical glitches, some technical problems, if you will. again, no serious injuries to anyone as far as we know. and, of course, nobody has
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ever died on this water park -- in this water park on this water slide since it opened two years ago. so, again, caleb schwab's tragic death right now is the very first at least right now as far as we know. >> of course, i read that his parents, his mother at least is a lawmaker. so people in the community know him. i even read that the name of the water slide translated into english from german means insane. >> yeah. it definitely that's a german root word that means insane. again, a lot of people, again, taking this very seriously. some people talked to this morning so insane so high. 17 stories high. others saying they thought it was pretty cool. appropriate name for such a water slide being this tall and, again, this steep. 50 feet down after the second -- after the second hill. and, again, it goes only within seconds but, again, you look at it from over my shoulder you are talking 17 stories high.
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we're talking about the world's tallest water slide reportedly. >> robert, thank you. get ready to speed read the news. two months after the tragic death of a 2-year-old boy, disney is taking key safety steps. the boy lane graves was dragged to his death by an alligator disney world resort. stonewall being built around the lake at the seven seas lagoon. the barrier is expect to do be finished by november. torrential rain from hurricane earl causing the deadly mudslide. crews are digging through the mud hoping to find more survivors. some areas getting a month's worth of rain in just 24 hours. heavy rains are expected to continue. and a major meltdown of one of the world's biggest airlines. global computer outage causing 400 delta flights to be cancelled and thousands stranded.
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blaming overnight power outage in hometown of atlanta. one aviation expert saying it could take until wednesday to get delta's schedule back on track. where was this when i was in college? a pizza atm. america's first pizza atm finding its home at cincinnati's xavier university. holds 70 pizzas at one time and waiting for hungry children. one 12-inch pizza pizza will cost $9. donald trump promising prosperity as he lays out economic plan. what does it mean for you? help? hurt? neither? that's next. and donald trump sign goes up in flames and police are now investigating it as arson. we will take you live to the scene of the crime. that's coming up.
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the other party has reached backwards into the
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past to choose a nominee from yesterday who offers only the rhetoric of yesterday. and the policies of yesterday. just take a look at what happened to new york state manufacturing and take a look at her promises before this happened, a disaster. there will be no change under hillary clinton, only four more years of weakness and president obama. >> donald trump laying out his economic plan. what does trump's plan mean for your wallet. steve forbes goes "on the record." good evening, steve. >> good to be with you, greta. thank you. >> steaf, if you make less than $250,000 a year what does this plan mean for if you it goes into effect? >> it's going to be a great boone to the economy, greta sharp contrast to what hillary clinton is proposing. trump is cutting tax rates, increasing exemptions, cutting the corporate tax rate, business tax rate, also create jobs.
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he will also mean more capital flowing into the economy. more capital being created for the economy. getting rid of the death tax will help small businesses. getting rid of the alternative minimum tax allow people to focus on doing positive things instead of enriching accounts tants and tax lawyers. good all around. >> what's your view on his trade policies? >> there, i think, he has got to recognize. mechanisms in place to deal with trade abuses. you don't have to renegotiate at all. you don't have to blow the thing up to make big positive changes. so, on that part, i think he has got to realize he has got the tools already at hand to make the big changes. but, in terms of the tax thing and also the regulatory side, having a moratorium on regulations will create the confidence as reagan did in the early 19 80s for businesses to make long-term investments again. >> what happens if the republican if he wins the republicans lose the senate
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and it's a democrat controlled senate. >> first you have to win the election that's a huge shot. 38 democrats come up in 2018 for re-election. 25 of those 33 are democrats. they are going to be looking over their shoulder. they know trump will have a mandate. he will get his stuff through the house of representatives just as reagan was able to get democrats to support his tax cuts. i think under these circumstances a lot of democrats looking to 2018 will decide, hey, i would rather keep my job than to fall on the pike of higher taxes. >> he says he won't cut social security and medicare hundred-dollar his plan can he keep that commitment? >> if you have a booming economy and i know i'm out of the mainstream on this one, but if you have a booming know again, growing 4% to 5% and after seven years of subpar growth, 4% to 5% is absolutely realistic, can you make -- you don't have to make radical changes in social security and the key thing is you don't have to touch benefits for those who are
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on the program and those about to go on the program. on that, remarkably, despite what economists say, trump is right. >> steve, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> one the empty promises trump is hitting secretary clinton with goes back to her days as a new york senator. clinton promised 200,000 new jobs in the upstate new york according to the worst seems to be little evidence those jobs were created. jerry marken has been digging into this story. he is here to go "on the record." long story. >> thank you. >> a lot of research. >> yeah. >> what's the story on the jobs? she says that her campaign is now saying is that her current jobs plan is going to be based on what she did for upstate, new york. >> yeah. i think the mistake she made was probably making the promise of 200,000 jobs and being so specific because upstate new york, as people know, has been a depressed area for decades. s it with a just really never realistic. some people think she said it just to get elected. and the evidence is that
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employment in upstate, new york, actually stagnated when she was a senator and a lot of important categories like manufacturing jobs. it went way down. >> so she shouldn't use that as not a good idea for her campaign to use that as a blueprint for the clinton presidency? >> well, maybe not to be so specific about it. >> all right. is there anything to be said for like president bush came into office in the same time she became u.s. senator and he said he is going to be the education president but then 9/11 happened. is 9/11 an explanation for her as to why she wasn't the jobs senator? >> she has said that and she has also said that the other explanation is because there was a republican president, period. and, yeah, i mean it probably explains it perhaps to some degree in the first year or two. people told me she was distracted with 9/11 for a year or two. starting in 2003 and 2004, that's when a lot of her job issues got going and she was office in 2009. there was time for some of this stuff to work better.
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>> donald trump gave you a shoutout? >> yeah, that was kind of cool whatever your politics are when a presidential nominee quotes from your story and he quoted quite accurately. >> what happened to the jobs of upstate, new york? >> they went way down. what's interesting they went down more than the national average which is sort of key. the national average was like 26% 28%. like 22%, rather. in new york state manufacturing jobs went down like 24%, 25%. it's just sort of a depressed region. rust belt towns. it's really difficult to get people to stay there, to create jobs. and she just wasn't, you know, she tried though. the thing to remember is she did try. i think that's a fair way to put it but we're measuring her against her own metrics. >> and, of course, she made the promise and she didn't come through with the promise? >> yeah. >> jerry, thank you. >> thank you. >> it's a long article and very detailed. >> thank you very much. >> and trump supporter
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awaken to do a huge fire in his front yard. his giant trump sign on fire that trump supporter and the artist behind that scene both here next.
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this is a fox news alert. a horrific murder mystery. a young new york woman who worked for google killed, murdered while out for a jog in rural massachusetts. local media saying that vanessa's body was found naked and burned. the 27-year-old was visiting her mother in princeton, massachusetts on sunday around 1:00 p.m. when she left to go for a run and never came back. >> she was found about 8:20 last evening. the body was found about one half mile from her mother's home in a wooded area.
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she previously lived in massachusetts. the office of the chief medical examiner has accepted the case and an autopsy is being performed at this time. a preliminary review of the body has led the detectives to believe that this is a homicide investigation. please, use an abundance of caution. we don't know if this is a random act. we're asking you to be very careful. right now we have an active homicide investigation going on. you can't be too careful. >> right now no word on the specific cause of death or a possible suspect. and developing right now a torch for supporting donald trump. a 12-foot tall sign lit on fire in staten island, new york. police investigating as arson a serious crime: pam commissioned local artist to design and build the giant t and very early sunday morning. someone poured gasoline on it and lit it on fire. sam and scott both go "on the record" from staten island. bo nice to see both of you. >> thanks, greta, for having us.
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>> great to be here. >> when did you put this up on your front yard and why? >> so we put this up about may 22nd. it was really scott's idea of giving people who being abused showing outward signs of showing donald trump. they were being harassed and hit. so scott designed this t and like the t you can see behind me to allow people to wear things like this that were not like an in your face type of trump. they were able to support their candidate but do so a little more so quietly. >> all right. scott. how big was it and what was the material of it? >> this piece was 8 feet by 12 feet, greta. and it's made of a flame resistant foam board they use as insulation and paint it with latex payment. it will be 12 feet by 16 feet by tomorrow at 3:00. >> you are going to rebuild it? >> yes, we are going to rebuild it i mean, this is like sam said, i was just devastated as an artist. as someone always involved in patriotism and american
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politics, and elections, to see this -- never seen any kind of violence like this before. >> sam, tell me. >> i was just overwhelmed. >> sam, tell me what happened. did someone call you and say it's on fire or did you discover it yourself? >> no, greta. what happened what happened was rewe were sleeping in bed ma and pop someone is ringing the doorbell. i could see orange glow outside the window. oh my god my sign is on fire. i came outside and people rang my doorbell. it looks like a big clue deluxe, kkk burning in my yard. could you ku klux klan. >> do you have any suspects. >> i would like to thank the authorities they are doing fantastic job. i'm very confident that if there is any way for them to
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find out who did it, they will find out who did it. >> have either of you heard from donald trump? i will go first to you, scott to see if you heard from donald trump. >> yes. he actually called sam while we were in the house and sam spoke to him and then he got on the phone with me. >> what did he say to you. >> so, greta, i don't know how -- after he got off the phone with sam, he handed me the phone and he was amazed that we were more famous to him today because of the coverage which i thought was funny. then i responded by donald make a bigger one tomorrow at 3:00. it's going to be yuge. >> what did he say to you, sam? >> so basically he called to say hello, his campaign had heard about what happened. he asked for my phone number. he wanted to know how i was doing and my family was doing. it was really an honor to speak to the next president of the united states. and, you know, if you think about it, first we speak to
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donald trump and now speaking to greta van susteren. county day get any better? >> actually, it's my thrill to talk to you two gentlemen. anyway, thank you both very much. i look forward to seeing if you can get that thing up tomorrow so fast. anyway, thank you both. >> you are very welcome, greta. thank you very much. >> and coming up, you may have missed an important anniversary this weekend. i'll explain off the record. what if a company that didn't make cars made plastics that make them lighter? the lubricants that improved fuel economy. even technology to make engines more efficient. what company does all this? exxonmobil, that's who. we're working on all these things to make cars better and use less fuel. helping you save money and reduce emissions. and you thought we just made the gas. energy lives here.
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let's all go off-the-record for a minute. on friday night right here on the "on the record" gold star mother karen vaughn joined us. he was here to tell you about her feud with donald trump. what she did not bring up but i did. saturday was the five year anniversary of navy seal death. when he gave his life for our nation 27 married with two young children. what karen did not mention in her humble way and what i stumbled upon after the interview is this operation
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300 in honor of her son navy seal aaron vaughn and hosts adventure camps for children who have lost their fathers as a result of military service. this video of one of the camps is posted online on saturday, the anniversary of aaron's death. it will touch you deeply. >> the camp was inspired because aaron left behind two children when he died. his widow kimberly who is here with us today kept saying i don't know who is going to teach test. test fighters could get the dad experience even for just one weekend. >> you may feel inspired to follow operation 300 on. check out the home page there sure are a lot of great people in this world and sometimes we may forget that. that's my off-the-record comment tonight. live twitter voting results
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come in to "on the record" right now. with l. donald donald trump's economic plan help you? there are the numbers on the screen. wow, 14% say no. welcome to "red eye." i'm tom shillue. let's check in with tv's andy levey. >> thanks, tom. coming up on the big show, should we tax the u.s.olympians on their medals? for the rest of us watching nbc's coverage is taxing enough. am i right? plus the former cia officer announces he will run for president. is this the candidate trump has been dreaming of? short answer no. long answer, no. and finally oliver stone explains why you should turn off your phone while in the theater. strangely the reason is not because one of these days andy


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