tv The Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC August 22, 2015 3:00am-4:01am PDT
american express' timeless safety and security are now available on apple pay. the next evolution of membership is here. >> so we've been wondering all this time, wondering for weeks and months now if anybody was going to be able to catch bernie. bernie sanders, expected to be an aster risk in the 2016 presidential race when he started. right. until he started campaigning and he actually started regularly turning out not just enormous crowds but crowds that were way, way bigger than anything any other democrat and any other republican could muster on the campaign trail. the first big one was 10,000 people that turned out in madison, wisconsin. people wrote that off. it's madison, wisconsin, this must be a madison specific phenomenon. they love bernie sanders in some strange way there. but then it wasn't just 10,000 people in madison, wisconsin, it
was 11,000 people in phoenix, arizona, it was 15,000 people in seattle, it was 5,000 people in louisiana, it was 8,000 people in dallas, on the same day he got another 5,000 people in houston. then last week it was completely off the hook. bernie went to portland, oregon, turned out 28,000 people in portland, oregon. he followed that with a stop in los angeles where he spoke to 26,000 people. and he doesn't even seem to be trying very much to turn out these crowds. his campaign says they don't spend anything on advertising these, they don't particularly spend on big organizing budgets for these. they put out word that bernie's coming and tens of thousands of people show up. or at least thousands of people show up. the latest was today in greenville, south carolina. and most people do not think of south carolina as you know, vermont socialist territory.
but greenville, south carolina convention center this was the sign at the door. turn right for south carolina dental access days. and turn left, naturally, for bernie. this was an event in south carolina held by a socialist democratic senator, held at 11:00 a.m. on a friday at the height of the summer, did i mention it was in south carolina? and his campaign says he turned out close to 3,000 people. which for bernie sanders is a slow day. the bernie sanders giant campaign trail crowd phenomenon is a real thing. and it is persisting over time. but we are now entering the stage of the presidential race where republicans are starting to feel a little size anxiety about the relative crowd size on their side of the aisle. i think tonight is going to make that worse. we saw it earlier, this week, and earlier today, the ted cruz campaign, they have put a ton of
effort and ton of organizing energy and tried to drive as much attention as possible to a rally that ted cruz hosted tonight in des moines, iowa. it's an anti-gay rally. specifically anti-gay rights rally hosted by ted cruz. the campaign has been excited to brag how they got 2500 people to rsvp they were going to go to the big ted cruz anti-gay hooten nanny in des moines. also today retired surgeon ben carson started bragging about his crowd size. a size matters e-mail with the subject line, quote, will you pick up the baton of freedom? got caught in my spin filter for a while. wonder why. ben carson has been getting big crowds, i mean not bernie crowds but big crowds for a republican this year. and ben carson now i think to his campaign's credit is taking
pains to brag about the size of the crowds he is able to turn out. this is from that e-mail. over 5,000 people joined me at events across iowa, then over 2,000 in colorado, just the other night an astounding 12,000 people packed a convention hall in phoenix. incredible. the crowd size estimate of how many people exactly turned out to see ben carson this the past week in phoenix, that estimate keeps rising over time. with each passing day though the event is long over now. that's a little weird. whatever the exact number it is clear that thousands did turn out to see ben carson in phoenix this week. it was a big number regardless of what specific big number it was. so we're at the point in the presidential campaign where everybody is measuring their size now. not just against bernie but within and among the republican candidates. although bernie seems destined to be the biggest of them all for the duration of the campaign, at least well, for the
duration of the campaign thus far, for this phase, tonight it started to look like bernie's record, his overall crowd size record for this campaign started to look like these crowd sizes he's getting, these huge crowds of 30,000 people in l.a. and portland, oregon, it started to look like bernie's record crowds might be getting beat tonight in alabama. and alabama is maybe the most interesting part of this. because alabama is not the place you would expect a candidate like donald trump to turn out so many people. but donald trump tonight has at least partly filled a good size football stadium in mobile, alabama tonight. his campaign initially said they expected 36,000 people at this event in the stadium that i think holds around 50,000 people. later this afternoon mr. trump was bragging that they expected more like 42,000 people tonight. we do not know the exact number
or if the fire marshal is good going to give an estimate. katy tur kimts on the generous side the crowd is about 20,000 to see donald trump which means that the expectation game was turned upside down for him tonight. with all of the bragging about what a big room he needed. a big arena he needed to fill. raising these expectations over the day about how more and more and more thousands of people wanted to see donald trump. he ended up talking to a large crowd of people but that didn't look that big because the arena he's in is so big. if you're in a room that seats 50,000 people, 20,000 doesn't look like much. if you're in a room that seats 20,000 people, 20,000 people looks like a ton. because donald trump is now such a clear front-runner for the republican nomination, because he is leading in states all across the country and has been leading in the national republican polls for more than a month, it's probably not surprising that he is the one who will be able to at least
approach the bernie barrier. who maybe even get close to bernie sanders' size record crowds, the first to turn out truly large crowd sizes on the presidential campaign on the republican side. it's not all that surprising that donald trump is the one to do it. but admit it. it is surprising that he's doing it in alabama, right? why is this happening for donald trump in alabama? here's the alabama connection. in 2011 alabama republicans did something they had wanted to do for a long time. it was radical, no other state had done anything like it. and the effect that it had on their state was immediate and it was eerie. strange. this is the lead from "the new york times" that year from 2011, october 3. quote, the vanishing began wednesday night, the most frightened families packing up their cars as soon as they heard the news. they left behind mobile homes, sold fully furnished for $1,000 or even less, or they closed up
and left the keys with a neighbor. 2, 5, 10 years of living here gone in days to tennessee, to illinois, oregon, florida, arkansas, mexico, who knows. anywhere but alabama. it was an overnight disappearance. thousands of people in alabama literally fleeing their homes in the middle of the night. after alabama republicans passed the most anti-immigrant law in the country by a mile. >> now we go to alabama. a federal judge has upheld the toughest immigration law in the country, a law that goes so far as to tell elementary schools to investigate their kids, opponents of this law are promising a fight, and nbc's kerry sanders in birmingham for us tonight. good evening. >> good evening, brian. the state immigration law is now on the books here. but those will have to enforce it are yet to figure out how they will do that. today police in alabama have new
power, teachers have new responsibilities. to check people's birth certificates, and enforce what until now was federal immigration law. 39-year-old amanda says she left el salvador and illegally entered the u.s. four years ago. in alabama she cleans houses and baby sits. >> i'm afraid i'll go to work and i don't know if i'm going to ever return to my house. >> that's the goal, in part, say alabama lawmakers, to scare undocumented immigrants like amanda so she effectively deports herself. >> that's what it's really about, trying to get the illegal work force to move out and let alabamians plug into those jobs. >> alabama was like nothing done before in modern politics, made kids afraid to go to school. overnight thousands of latino kids disappeared from alabama schools. some of them undocumented. some of them not and afraid of what would happen if they showed up at an alabama school while being latino.
it made any sort of contract or agreement entered into with a person who might be an illegal immigrant itself an illegal act. that meant things like hiring somebody to do work, like allowing someone to rent an apartment or selling someone something, giving somebody a ride in your car. if there was a chance that person was an illegal immigrant you were risking arrest in alabama for giving them a lift. arizona is the state that actually ended up getting more attention for its anti-immigrant papers please law. it was alabama that was a worse law than arizona's law. alabama was first, they were worse and they were first. and whether or not alabama republicans have a national reputation for being the most radical anti-immigrant politicians in the country, alabama republicans really are the most radically anti-immigrant politicians in the country and they are not embarrassed about it. >> as your congressman on the house floor i'll do anything
short of shooting them. anything that is lawful, it needs to be done because illegal aliens need to quit taking jobs from american citizens. >> mo brooks talking about how sad he is he will not be able to shoot illegal aliens from the house floor, he vale to stop short of that, house rules. on the senate floor alabama republicans have been well represented on this issue by jefferson beauregard session the third. chair of the subcommittee in congress, jefferson sessions, the flavor of his politics, consider that he thinks cracking down on just illegal immigrants is a sign of weakness. he thinks that's for cissies. the senior senator from alabama made it his issue to crack down not just on illegal immigrants but on legal immigrants. he's not just against illegal immigration, he is against legal immigration, he is not just against illegal immigrants, he is against immigrants, full
stop. on that immigration committee he runs his anti-legal immigration legislation even ted cruz wouldn't support it. if you want to know why tonight donald trump is turning out thousands of people in mobile, alabama of all places tonight, why the single largest campaign crowd for a republican candidate on the trail this year, almost a bernie size crowd for donald trump, if you want to know why they are out to see donald trump in alabama, it is because donald trump's campaign is fueled arguably as much by his radical anti-immigrant stance and celebrity. when donald trump needed somebody to write his plan, the man he asked to write his anti-immigrant plan was alabama senator jeff sessions. that's who wrote donald trump's immigration plan. >> when i think of two people that i know pretty well, you and mr. trump, you couldn't be more
different when it comes to the way you go about things, your personalities. tell us why you agree with him on the content of this plan you helped to craft. >> basically, it's a mainstream plan to do what politicians have been promising to do for 30 years. >> it is not at all a mainstream plan. it is a senator jeff sessions of alabama plan. it's an alabama republican plan. which until five minutes ago was too radical for the rest of the republican party even for the likes of ted cruz. but it is now the donald trump anti-immigrant plan. that is the latest can of kerosene he has tloenl on the infer no of his campaign. if you want to know why donald trump was able to turn out this big crowd in alabama of all places, why he's down there with his hair and everything un100-degree alabama heat, there he is with jeff sessions, it's because donald trump got his
anti-imi politics from that man in alabama. and now he is riding that anti-immigrant wave to its natural home. in a football stadium in alabama that he's been able to i think slightly these lest than half fill even though he bragged today he was going to be able to fill it all the way. joining us now is katy tur who is in mobile, alabama where donald trump is making remarks at this event. thanks for joining us. is it fun? >> reporter: well, yes. it's always interesting at the very least when you are coming out with donald trump. you never know what she going to say. the people you speak with have a variety of interesting positions and it's always surprising to talk to people who contradict each other many of the times. people coming out saying that the worst thing he could do was endorse obama or to not even endorse, say anything nice about obama. then people were more down the middle saying they want somebody who is going to be different, a
businessman, going to bring a different thought process to politics. but so far no lacking for interesting subjects or people or lines from the donald trump campaign, of all of the campaigns to be on, this is the one that will get the most interesting action no doubt. >> katie, in terms of the reason there is so much attention, it's weird to see donald trump in alabama. it's like chalk and cheese. you don't expect those in the same place. two, he made this deal saying he needed a 50,000 seat venue to fit in the tens of thousands who wanted to turn out. what's the size of the crowd vis-a-vis the size of -- the capacity of that venue? >> reporter: the capacity is 40,000. it's about half full. that's what the stadium is also saying to me that there are about 20,000 people here. it's not quite the crowd that they expected or hoped for. but it's still a pretty big crowd. i was talking to some of the
campaign people earlier and they did say even if half the people showed up which about half did, they would consider it to be a very successful event. and so far they are believing that it is. it is the biggest republican rally so far on the campaign. didn't quite reach bernie sanders' size but the turnout is good for donald trump. he is going to use this as a rallying cry. he is going to say it's a great success. and of course him being here in alabama as you said is a little odd. he is a billionaire from queens coming down to alabama, and talking to southerners. you speak to people they often will tell you they don't take that well to yankees here but they do say that donald trump is one of them because he speaks his mind and tells the truth and in a way that mitt romney never was. he didn't win deep south states, did not win alabama. he wasn't seen as one of them down here. but donald trump despite the fact he has a queens accent, speaks very loudly, all about himself when he speaks, and he is a billionaire who buzzed this
place in his 757 and lives in a golden tower in manhattan they say he speaks to them, more than one of them than many of the other people in this campaign precisely because he is an outsider. >> katy tur in mobile, thank you very much. appreciate it. donald trump wrapping up his remarks in mobile. >> thank you. thank you very much. ♪ towards the promise of a better existence. but these birds are suffering. because this better place turned out
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event that any candidate had done thus for in the 2016 race for the presidential nomination. it was not. it was the largest venue reserved by any candidate for any speech in the presidential campaign thus far. donald trump reserving this venue with roughly 40,000 seats, i thought it was a 50,000 seat stadium. katy tur reporting the capacity about 40,000. donald trump did not come near to filling it up. according to our reports on the ground it was about half full. generously speaking. that means best case scenario about 20,000 people tonight which means that even on this biggest of all republican events in this huge stage tonight, no republican including donald trump here tonight in mobile, alabama has been able to get near the largest crowds turned out by democratic vermont independent socialist senator bernie sanders who turned out crowds of almost 30,000, twice in two days. last week. bernie sanders still winning the
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so, heads up. i think something really dramatic might be about to happen in the presidential race. it has nothing to do with donald trump. everybody's been thinking that former texas governor rick perry is going to be the first major candidate to drop out of the race. after fox news wouldn't allow him to be in the first prime time debate. he did badly at the non-prime time consolation prize kiddie table debate. after that apparently rick perry's fundraising dried up or something because he has stopped paying his staffers. the campaign is now a voluntary operation. also rick perry is under indictment which is also not good. everybody's thinking in this giant field of republican candidates, everybody's been thinking that if this big field is about to start to shrink the first evidence will be when rick perry's candidacy comes to an end. he is the one who campaign is on
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it's called fancy farm, which is a weird name, i know. even though it's called fancy farm, it's really important in politics. fancy farm is a kentucky politics tradition, one of these things everybody talks and expected to always get raucous, a little insulting. but everybody is expected to be in good humor. if you are not good did at an event like fancy farm in kentucky, you really can't play in big time kentucky politics. but this is a guy named adam eedleland. a democratic politician in kentucky. adam isn't just good in a venue like fancy farm. i think this is just my opinion, but i think he is the best southern democratic politician i have seen speak at an event like this since, like, john edwards before he became a terrifying creep.
since ann richard, since bill clinton in his prime. this guy is that good. i think he is that caliber. watch him. watch this guy. >> we can do big important things in kentucky when we get beyond mindless, empty cotton candy rhetoric and get about the business of changing peoples lives. folks, that's what's at stake this election. kicking half a million kentuckians off the insurance rolls with the stroke of a pen is cal loss and not christian. maybe this side of the aisle should put down the books of i and pick up matthew, mark, luke and john. so let's have it out. let's make sure that when we look at this battle we've got this fall that it's not a dispute between republicans and democrats, my friends, this is the difference between the mainstream and the extreme. values that say we understand we
owe a little something. against the law of the jungle. we are the law of the land. folks, for the the next 94 days, stand up and elect jack conway and this outstanding ticket and reject the politics of cynicism and division. thank you y'all and god blels you. >> his name is adam edelen speaking at fancy farm in kentucky. that was him a couple weeks ago. he is the man who looks like may be on track to take rand paul's senate seat away from him. that line that he gave about the rand paul side of the aisle needing to put down the books of rand, one long columnist called that the best line he has ever heard at fancy farm ever from anyone. so watch this guy. watch this guy. adam edelen. he is the auditor in the state. everybody thinks he is the guy next year takes rand paul's
senate seat away from him and makes that seat democratic again. agreed candidate, huge future potential. and so therefore obviously he must be stopped. this guy really is only the state auditor now. but rand paul sent his pop political operative, his campaign manage e his dad's campaign manager to go run the republican candidates race against adam edelen. most don't care about a state a auditor's race. this next bill clinton seeming guy before he poses a threat of taking rand paul's lunch money in the 2016 senate race. so, in addition to his responsibilities running the rand paul for president super pac, the guy with rand paul there, in the ron paul t-shirt, jesse benton, he was dispatched to run the republican state auditor campaign in kentucky. to go run this campaign against adam and bloody him up.
he was running that low level state campaign. until jesse benton got indicted. and that's why the headlines in kentucky state politics were so apocalyptic when those indictments came down. the three ron paul, rand paul operatives got indicted earlier in that bribery scandal. turns out those guys, the guys who got this federal indictment, they are not just leftovers. two of them run rand paul for -- the rand paul for president super pac. and one of them in a really high stakes year for kentucky republicans, one of them is the key operative in all of republican politics in kentucky from rand paul to mitch mcconnell to this effort to try to spike the career of the democrat who kentucky republicans are really most afraid of in terms of the way he is going to move up. jesse benton had been dispatched to do that to try to help rand paul. had to step down from everything, though, to fight these federal charges laid against him. he pled not guilty yesterday in
federal court, he says he will clear his name. of course with that big political gun no longer pointing at him, adam's path looks clearer for this democratic star to be. and that brings us to the other problem for rand paul. which is why there is i think good reason to believe that rand paul might reasonably quit the presidential race as early as this weekend. that's because tomorrow rand paul has to be home in kentucky trying to persuade two-thirds of the republican party in that state, two thirds of the republican party's executive committee like 340 people, has to be home in kentucky tomorrow off the campaign trail, instead trying to persuade his home state, home party, to vote to do something that would be a huge favor to him but terrible for kentucky republicans. i don't think there is any reason to believe he is going to get that vote. i might think -- i think that
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if the there was a democratic version of donald trump, sort of brash, zillionaire, in your face type of politician who bragged about everything, there was a democratic version of that i would put up for nomination allen grayson. >> you get sick in america this is what the republicans want you to do. if you get sick america, the
republican health care plan is this. die quickly. that's right. the republicans want you to die quickly if you get sick. >> democratic congressman allen grayson speaking in 2009, telling americans that the republican health care plan is drop dead and do it fast. allen grayson is an unabashed liberal, very much so, he also thrives on getting under your skin. he also has a slightly donald trump-esque sense of self. and right now allen grayson is engaged in another campaign that he says you need to watch balls it's going to be huge. it's going to be huge. >> this is the it campaign of 2016. it's going to be famous. what people see that us doing in this race is going to live till the end of time. this is going to be the first race, the first real political rails of the 21st century. >> this race is going to live until the end of time.
he doesn't have the trump delivery, but he's got the same sort of you know, you know what i mean. the race that alan grayson is talking about a senate race one of the wildest, the presidential rails included. it's a senate race in florida that has alan grayson running and a few big name democrats on one side. and then a parade of republicans on the other side. including potentially the state's current lieutenant governor, the well known former attorney general of florida, a handful of current members of congress, your uncle lou, aunt sally. it's hard to narrow it down to who isn't running. this race in florida we're more than a year out from looks like it really is going to be nuts. the reason this race is happening at all is because the current occupant of that senate seat is giving it up. he's giving it up to run for president. because that is marco rubio's senate seat in florida. rubbio is stepping down to run.
florida law sells you captain be on the same ballot for two offices so marco rubio made a choice to given up his senate seat to run for president. that does sort of give his presidential ambitions a seriousness boost because he is willing to give up so much for a presidential run. he's all in with the apologies to chris hayes. flying without a net. the same cannot be said for another candidate who faced the exact same problem that marco rubio faced in florida because the great state of kentucky has that same law on the books. in kentucky like in florida, you can't be on the ballot for two different offices in the same election. kentucky has its own senator who is up for re-election in 2016 also running for president but rand paul rather than doing what marco rubio did, and instead of doing what marco rubio did in picking the presidential race, rand paul spent years trying to get kentucky to change its law
so he wouldn't have to choose between those two offices. and kentucky voters very much do not want to change that law. and the kentucky legislature decided not to change that law when they were asked nicely pretty please. they said no. that is now a problem for rand paul, a big one that i think he thought he solved but he didn't solve it. and that is the heart of why we might see a major candidate drop out of the race for president as early as this weekend. seriously. it's because of what he's got to do to get around this kentucky law that says nobody can run for president and senate at the same time in the same election. kentucky has a primary, their primary in may. rand paul wants to run for senate, he wants to run for re-election in that primary in may. but by law he can't also run for a different conflicting position in that same primary. cannot be on the ballot twice. he can't also run for president in that same primary where he's running for senate. so, his clever solution to this
was that in addition to that primary that kentucky is definitely running in may, rand paul decided he wants kentucky to also add a caucus in march. not for any other races, not for anything else except the republican presidential nomination. he wants a whole new caucus and hold that in addition to the primary they were going to hold anyway. and he wants this thing to be held just for his convenience. so he doesn't have to give up his current job in order to run for another one at the same time. it's easy to see why rand paul wants the state of kentucky to do that for him. but why would they? what's in it for them? what would kentucky republicans get out of doing that? this is a tough year for kentucky republicans anyway. rand paul is making it that much harder for them. imagine for a second, imagine for a second that rand paul wins the republican nomination for president of the united states. i know. right. but imagine. if that happens, his name will
already be on the ballot in the general election as the republican nominee for senate, in kentucky you can't just swap in somebody else's name on the ballot at the last minute. so in that circumstance if he were the republican nominee it's possible that the only hope kentucky republicans would have for holding on to that u.s. senate seat, keeping that senate seat in republican hands it's possible the only hope to do that would be to maybe i gels write a write-in campaign for somebody. that's how they'd run against this guy? this guy looks like this might be the second coming of bill clinton in kentucky democratic politics right now. so, rand paul does get the republican nomination for president, ha, i know. if the he does kentucky republicans are really looking down the barrel at losing the u.s. senate seat they now hold and it going to that democrat instead. that's one scenario. if rand paul does not win the republican nomination, he's not
going to win the presidential nomination, it's still a problem. balls how much worse are his odds at holding onto his senate seat if he spends all of the next year trying and failing to run for president in places like iowa instead of campaigning across kentucky to hold onto his senate seat. with hills top political operatives federally indicted and fighting to stay out of prison. the same in charge of his own rand paul fundraising which has been anemic, kentucky has this law about only running for one race at a time. they have that law for a reason. and in this case, the sound reasoning behind that law is proven by the fact that kentucky republican party interests are not the same as rand paul's interests. and now those two conflicting interestssh coming to loggerheads. >> his presidential campaign is not going well, and i think he's putting the kentucky senate seat that he now holds and that he's also seeking re-election to, at
jeopardy with his presidential campaign. >> quote, let's be honest. nobody still believes u.s. senator rand paul can win the republican nomination. paul should either get out now and focus winning the senate or forsake a senate bid so republicans can run a full time candidate for kulgsed on retaining that important seat. here is another. reporting on republican worries that rand paul's efforts to salvage a long shot presidential bid could cost republicans a must win senate seat, one member of the kentucky republican party's executive committee saying quote i do not want to lose a senate seat. well, the moment of truth on this is here. it's tomorrow. tomorrow morning in kentucky, rand paul need as two thirds vote from the kentucky republican party from their 340 executive committee members, he need as two-thirds vote from them they want to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to hold a whole new separate election in
addition to their primary, specifically so rand paul can be allowed to get around kentucky law so he can run for his senate seat and for president at the same time. which is something that some increasingly outspoken kentucky republicans believe is a bad deal for them. it would risk their losing that u.s. senate seat to the democrats whether or not rand paul wins or loses the republican nomination for president. unless rand paul gets that two-thirds super majority vote tomorrow which would let him run for his senate seat and president at the same time which is what he wants to do, unless he gets that vote tomorrow letting him do that, as of tomorrow he's going to have to pick which of those seats he wants to run for because he won't be able to do both. one or the other. presidential run which he will almost assuredly lose, for senate re-election bid. something he would have a much better chance at even though it wouldn't be guaranteed. which would you pick if you could only pick one? if the you had to quit one of those two races which would you
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severely injured. we don't know the specifics. the suspect for his part, he was arrested in the city about 100 miles north of paris. french authorities are praising the two americans for stretching in to stop this attack. france's interior minister says they were particularly courageous and showed great bravery in difficult circumstances. he said without their composure we could have been confronted with a terrible incident. this is the video that we have from today taken by an eye witness shortly after the train stopped. it shows a man being carried across that train platform though that man's identity has not been confirmed by nbc news. that's what we've got though. forensics experts started combing the train for evidence. the suspect is reportly a 26-year-old moroccan man. it's too soon if they are going to call this a terrorist attack. this remarkable news that this attack look likes it was stopped
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anybody there. how are they going to beat isis? i don't think it's going to happen. >> the room was too big. how could he defeat isis? for days now donald trump has been hyping the fact that he said he was about to have the biggest campaign rally of the whole presidential candidates, the presidential candidacy. ahead of his rally in mobile, alabama donald trump's campaign told everybody to expect up to 42,000 people. this was supposed to be a huge thing. but then it happened and that's definitely not a stadium at full capacity. that's a lot of bleacher. whatever the final count it will not be near 42,000 or 36 thousand, our reporter on the scene says the stadium was about half full. a staffer estimating the crowd at 20,000. so, who didn't know the room was too big this time? donald trump running for the white house from a glass house. glass house throwing very
beautiful, beautiful stones. they are so great. so beautiful. they are huge. that does it for us. we'll see you again monday. "weekends with alex witt" starts now. stopped in its tracks, apparent terror attack thwarted on a train in france. why two american military personnel are heroes. market madness. the dow poepss its worst week after friday. what can we expect on monday. >> if it rains i'll take off my hat and i'll prove -- i'll prove -- i'll prove once and for all that it's mine. okay. >> big turnout. presidential hopeful donald trump draws his biggest crowd yet down south. we'll hear from some of the people who came to see him. and war of words, tensions rise between north and south korea, could a meeting today stave off potential military conflict.