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and much, much more on a busy tuesday. "first look" starts right now. good morning, everyone, thanks for being with us. i'm shannon mulaire. has donald trump gone too far this time? political rivals are lining up to condemn his latest controversial proposal, a complete shutdown of muslims entering the u.s. until leaders, quote, figure out what's going on. last night he dug in his heels. >> we have to figure it out. we can't live like this. it's going to get worse and worse. you're going to have more world trade centers. it's going to get worse and worse, folks. we could be politically correct or we could be stupid. but it's going to get worse and worse. >> trump's rivals are stepping back in a big way. not a single gop candidate has agreed with trump using words like ridiculous and downright dang. and no surprise from the democrats, hillary clinton is calling the situation reprehensible and prejudiced. and bernie sanders rallied against demagogues.
even conservative stalwart dick cheney is speaking up. he says the ban is against everything we stand for and believe in. but how about this for a reaction? retweeted almost 6,000 times from the democratic mayor of st. petersburg, florida, i'm hereby barring donald trump from entering st. petersburg until we fully understand the dangerous threat posed by all trumps. let's bring in nbc's tracie potts live in washington for us. good morning, tracie. >> hi there, shannon. good morning. so we are tracking even more reaction that we'll show you in just a moment. and also, looking into what is behind this idea from donald trump. he's been citing a poll from the center for security policy that found more than one in five american muslims do, at times, support violence in the u.s. to achieve their objective. trump says we can't afford that type of hatred. right now he looks like he's out there on his own on this one. overnight donald trump doubled
down on his idea of closing our border entirely to muslims. >> they have no respect for human life. so we have to do something. don't worry about profiling. i promise, i will defend you from profiling. i promise. >> reporter: muslim leaders call it reckless and un-american. >> donald trump sounds more like a leader of a lynch mob than a great nation like ours. >> reporter: democrats tweeted, hillary clinton, declaring war on islam or demonizing muslim americans, plays right into the hands of terrorists. bernie sanders, trump wants us to hate all muslims. martin o'malley calls him a fascist demagogue, even republicans are distancing themselves. >> saying we're not going to let a single muslim into this country is a dangerous overreaction. >> no, that is not my policy. >> it goes against everything we stand for and believe in. >> reporter: jeh johnson who oversees customs and border control. >> we must not force american muslims to run and hide, and retreat to the shadows. >> reporter: legal scholars
question whether it's even legal to close our borders to certain people. based solely on religion. so, what's the political impact of all this? latest polls show trump up by 13 percentage points. but monmouth university's got him down by five behind ted cruz, who in that poll is now holding the first place. >> interesting stuff. tracie, thank you. the fbi says the terrorists who killed 14 last week in san bernardino were radicalized for quite some time. although, where and by whom is still unknown. syed farook and tashfeen malik were seen at shooting ranges in the area. nbc news has learned farook went to this range the sunday and monday before the shootings for two to three hours, firing a number of weapons, including an assault rifle. and we now have our first look of the couple entering the country to the back in 2014. nbc's morgan ratford is in san bernardino with more. >> reporter: well, shannon, the fbi now calling this
investigation one, on, quote, a massive scale, saying that they confiscated 19 pipe bomb making components from that home and they said that this couple had been radicalized for quite some time now. even, they've gone target practice shooting just days before this massacre. of the five guns that were confiscated, two were registered and purchased by enrique marquez. i went to his home on sunday and spoke with a neighbor who said in the past few months his behavior had become increasingly erratic and odd. he said after two years of dropping her son off home from school, he pretended like he didn't even know her just months ago, when she ran into him at the local walmart. so the fbi is not only focusing on him, they detained him for questioning, although they are saying he has not been named a suspect. they're also focusing on the mother of syed farook. this is the mother who law enforcement officials say were living inside the home with the couple, in a home that was effectively a bomb making factory. so lots of questions investigators are asking this week, namely how, when and by whom this couple was
radicalized. shannon? >> all right, morgan, thank you. america's seen a spike in gun sales following the san bernardino terror attack. last friday saw record-setting gun sales and over 185,000 new background checks were processed by the fbi. nbc's kevin tibbles reports. >> reporter: as the national debate rages over gun control, guns are selling. many worried americans like this family visiting local shops, ready to buy. >> maybe a terrorist might not knock down my door but when mayhem starts to happen i want to be prepared. >> reporter: they aren't alone. fbi statistics show a marked increase in the number of firearm background checks related to gun sales, following each mass shooting in america. a 15% jump following ft. hood in 2009. a 17% increase after aurora, colorado in 2012. and a 38.7% spike after the
school shooting in newtown, connecticut. >> this 24-hour, live shopping in thework -- >> reporter: and coming in january, gun tv. a specialty channel dedicated to firearms. one study suggests there could be fewer mass shooting casualties if more people were armed. >> a small portion of concealed carry can cut down casualties by 5% to 15%. >> reporter: but in october's oregon college shooting, some people were armed and ten people died. >> the gun lobby wants us to believe that more guns is the solution to this problem. if that were true, given that there are over 300 million guns in this country, we'd be the safest nation in the developed world. the reality is, americans are 20 times more likely to be murdered by a gun than in any other country. >> that was nbc's kevin tibbles reporting. attorney general loretta lynch says the justice department is monitoring the anti-muslim rhetoric that has emerged following last week's
san bernardino shooting. lynch added that federal law enforcement prosecutes deeds and not words, and americans shouldn't let rhetoric turn into violence. meanwhile islamic residents in kansas city took part in an annual march celebrating their community, and a prophet who stood up to terrorism centuries ago. this year's march took on added meaning with members declaring terrorism is not islam. and being muslim means not harming others. one man added nearly all of the islamic world condemns terrorism. >> 99% of islam world condemns terrorists. and the terrorist is very minority in islam. and not the realize lamb. the true islam is for peace. >> many also chanted yes, yes, peace during that march. u2 had a very special guest at their concert in paris monday night. >> nothing left except to introduce you to some people whose lives will forever be a
part of the city of paris, these are our brothers, they were robbed of their stage three weeks ago and we would like to offer them ours tonight. would you welcome the eagles of death metal. le. >> lead singer jesse hughes thanked u2 and the crowd sang i will never stop rocking and rolling. the band performed patty smith's people have the power. it was their first gig since the november 13th attack on the bataclan theater. french police now have a new ally in the fight against terror. russian authorities presented the french ambassador in moscow with this cute police dog in training. the puppy is to replace diesel, the belgian shepherd killed on november 18th during the search for the ringleader of the paris terror attacks. time now for business with cnbc's landon dowdy. >> good morning. the markets could see more red arrows today after stocks fell monday. the energy sector leading the way down as oil prices hit their
lowest levels since 2009. around $37 a barrel, after opec decided not to cut production in the face of sliding global prices. oil is, as we know, a little higher this morning. and t-mobile is under scrutiny for ads promising to do away with hidden fees. the new york attorney general and consumer financial protection bureau are looking into complaints customers are watching the two-year installment plans on their phones and equipment and must pay a lump sum fee to get out of them. and many people are still becoming distracted while driving and there's a new growing threat, a new report from state farm finds 29% of drivers admit to surfing the web while behind the wheel. from 13% in 2009. state farm attributes that to the prevalence of smartphones. >> unbelievable. put down the phones, people. >> thank you. >> have a good one. all right let's check sports now. it was the monday night snooze fest between the cowboys and redskins until this play late in
the fourth quarter of a 9-9 tie. >> circled back. and he lost the football! and it's recovered by jones! they have blown the game for washington! >> oh, boy did he. and moments later, darren mcfadden takes the ball right up the gut for the first touchdown of the game. incredibly just 30 seconds later washington's kirk cousins hit jackson for a 28 yard touchdown to tie the game. then with nine seconds left, dallas's dan bailey nailed his fourth field goal of the night for the win. dallas 19, washington 16. incredible game there. new illnesses tied to a chipotle restaurant, this time on the east coast. we'll tell you about that. plus a dangerous scene in central florida. technology empowers us to achieve more.
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welcome back to "first look" on this tuesday. all the bad weather in our country is in the pacific northwest. heavy rain yesterday, it was the second storm in three days. they have a new one coming in today, and another one on thursday. and you can see all the flooding problems they've already had to deal with. flood watches are in effect. we have some snow warnings. winter storm warnings. the highest of elevations. you can see our storm system here, it's cranking up to the gulf of alaska. big old storm. and this storm has connections into the warm tropics here of the pacific. and this is just a fire hose coming up into the northwest. that's why we're going to see some heavy rainfall over the next couple days. already we're getting a little bit of shower activity. that next batch of heavy rain up towards the olympics. flooding today will likely be up there somewhere near seattle. rain fall amounts could see the possibility rate here of 5 to 7 inches of rain over the next three to four days with our series of storms. we're also going to get some snow out of this. we're not going to see like epic amounts but the high terrain, also the northern rockies, and the best news is that some of the snow is going to get into
the mountains that desperately need it for the snow pack where the drought is the worst there near yosemite. everywhere east of the rockies is warm still. a little bit of fog in the great lakes but the west is getting what they need. >> all right. good news there. bill, thank you. now to some breaking news this morning. early this morning, a judge granted convicted killer oscar pistorius bail for $688. the double amputee olympian will be electronically monitored, and will remain under house arrest. pistorius was convicted by south africa's supreme court of appeal last week for the 2013 valentine's day murder of girlfriend reeva steenkamp. the former olympian known as the blade runner will be sentenced april 18th. the minimum sentence for murder in south africa is 15 years. a paris-bound flight from san francisco was diverted to trudeau airport in montreal late last night because of an anonymous bomb threat. anxious air france passengers tweeted out photos from the aircraft before they were evacuated. authorities are inspecting the
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all right, time now for your tuesday edition of "scrambled politics." is hillary clinton getting tips from the president? the two met for lunch at the white house yesterday for an hour and a half. press secretary josh earnest called it an informal lunch. more of a social occasion, you might say. jeb bush is getting trolled online. if you type in jebbush.com in your internet browser you'll find yourself redirected to donald trump's website. that url isn't bush's official page, and it's unclear who owns that domain. on capitol hill, here we go again. for those who thought congress could meet this friday's deadline to fund the government, house speaker paul ryan is saying not so fast. he says they may need more time. a short-term stopgap bill may be needed to avoid a shutdown. anger at congress was the reason for jon stewart's return to "the daily show."
he's fighting to pass the act to provide medical care for 9/11 first responders, despite pushback from senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. so he used a hypothetical to explain things. >> first responders to the monster situation, and they helped get rid of the monster, clean up after the monster for months but they ended, because they got monster juice on them got sick. would you help those people? >> yes. >> no. >> hold on one second. no? you would be the congress person. would you guys take care of the people? >> yes. >> it seems obvious. so what i would say is, this is our senator mcconnell. you be senator mcconnell. and you would be a normal human people. >> former presidential candidate is giving a sort of state of the race for 2016 to our own andrea mitchell. >> i'm not certain ronald reagan
could get the nomination today. >> you think donald trump could get the nomination? >> i didn't think so a couple of months ago. but, his numbers are staying fairly steady. i think if he wants to be president, or wants to be the nominee, he needs to tone down his rhetoric, and he needs to get in to the issues and explain what he is going to do for the economy. >> and you can watch andrea's entire interview with bob dole today at noon on msnbc. and that is your morning dish of "scrambled politics." i'm joined now by political analyst and best-selling author ellis henican. good morning to you, ellis. >> good morning. so nice to see bob dole, isn't it? >> and let's talk a little bit about what he's talking about here. it's going to feel a little bit like groundhog day. >> he seems like from another world. >> he does. >> a long time ago. you'll have to tune in to hear the rest of andrea's interview with him.
groundhog day. i'm going to ask you again, has donald trump gone too far this time? >> is this the one? is this the one that's going to kill him? >> is it? >> heck if i know! i mean, we keep thinking it's the one, right? we keep saying oh, my god, he'll never get away with -- whatever. listen. let me put it like this, dick cheney thinks he's gone too far. i agree with dick cheney. but, heck if i know. >> well, but here's the thing, and you're right, there isn't a single gop competitor here who is getting behind what he's saying. >> true. >> but he has all these folks who follow him, and some of the polls, at least, he's still picking up steam. what does that say? and what kind of obstacles does that present to his other gop rivals here? >> well, it risks really tarnishing the republican brand, right? even if it means that there are a quarter, a third of the gop voters who embrace this kind of stuff, this guy's got to run in november of next year, and it's going to be mighty tough if all those voters remember this kind
of talk is what republicanism means. >> you heard bob dole say he didn't think originally that trump could get the nomination, but now he thinks he legitimately could. how concerned is the gop right now that trump does get the nomination? >> i mean all of these guys are scratching their heads. and they're all hoping, of course, one of the reasons they've been slow to criticize him is that if he fails, if he collapses, if we finally get the one, they want to get his votes. and so they're walking a very dangerous path here. >> hmm. well we shall see. ellis henican, we appreciate your perspective. >> it's wild, isn't it? >> it's crazy but it continues. we've got until november, so stay tuned. all right. i'm shannon mulaire, and this is "first look" on msnbc. be sure to join the conversation on facebook at first look msnbc. "way too early" is up next. have a wonderful tuesday, everybody, and a great rest of your week.
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we put out a statement a little while ago, and these people are going crazy. they won't report -- shall i read you the statement? donald j. trump is calling for -- now listen to this, pretty heavy stuff, and it's common sense and we have to do it. remember the poll numbers. 25%, 51%. remember the poll numbers. >> donald trump now coming under fire from all sides. this after an unprecedented policy proposal to combat terrorism. what he calls a, quote, total and complete shutdown of muslims
entering the united states. did the republican front-runner finally go too far? plus new information on the san bernardino shooting investigation. a big question this morning, whether anyone else knew that the married terrorists were planning an attack. and in portland, landslides and major flooding after the wettest day on record. and forecasters say the rain isn't done yet. it is 5:30 on the east coast, 2:30 out west, this is "way too early." and good morning, everyone. it is tuesday, december 8th. i'm shiba russell. donald trump is calling for a ban on muslims entering the united states. trump made the proposal in a statement released late yesterday afternoon. he says the ban would last until, quote, our country's