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are suspicious. it doesn't count as paranoia when you live through what they have lived there. it's friday, january 29. right now on "first look," the insults were flying as donald trump said he skipped the fox debate out of respect for. and newly revealed video of the shooting death and arrest of the oregon protesters. the cdc calls the zika virus a pandemic and creating a travel warning for everyone not just pregnant women. and a bank robber stopped cold at a door, and sinkholes taking over and olympic sized distraction from michael phelps.
and so much more. "first look" starts now. good morning. i'm gigi stone woods. last night's dueling gop events with donald trump hosting a fund-raiser during the fox news debate. megyn kelly wasted no time. >> donald trump chose not to attend the debate. what message do you think that sends to the voters of iowa? >> let me say i'm a maniac and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly and ben, you're a terrible surgeon. now that we have gotten the donald trump portion out of the way. >> it's not about donald trump. he's an entertaining guy, the greatest show on earth. but this campaign is about the greatest country in the world. >> i kind of miss donald trump, he was a teddy bear to me. i kind of miss him. i wish he was here. >> trump speaking at his event three miles away. he didn't hold back. >> i didn't want to be here.
i have to be honest. i wanted to be about five minutes away. you have to stick up for your rights. when you're treated badly, you have to stick up for your rights. you have to do it. i have to go a little step further and say that fox has been extremely nice and the last number of hours, actually, and they have wanted me there and they said, how about now? they called a few minutes ago. how about now, i said hasn't it already started? they wanted me to go and they apologized and everything else and they could not -- but once this started, it's for our vets, that's nothing i could do. you know what, i don't know. is it for me personally a good thing, a bad thing, will i get more votes, less votes, nobody knows. who the hell knows. but it's for our vets and you'll like it because we raised over $5 million in one day. over $5 million. so that's not so bad.
>> now trump said he himself made a donation of $1 million. and a grand total of $6 million. that that that's according to the cam pach. they'll distribute the money between 22 different organizations. also rick santorum and mike huckabee they were the last two gop iowa caucus winners they showed up after their undercard debate. >> not to be -- but i'll stand over here so i'm not photographed with the trump sign. >> let me be very clear. rick santorum, donald trump and i may be competitors in a presidential race, but tonight we are colleagues in unison, standing here for the people who let us breathe every breath of free air we breathe. the veterans of the united states of america. without you, there is no government. >> everyone jockeying for the cabinet posts. with trump not in attendance, ted cruz was the target of many
of the attacks. spearheaded by rand paul and marco rubio. >> ted said he was for, you know, nsa reform, but then he told marco rubio, no, no, i voted for the bill. because i'm for the government collecting 100% of your cell phone records. i don't think ted can have it both ways. >> the only budget that ted has voted for is a budget that rand paul sponsored that brags about cutting defense spending. this is the lie that paul's campaign touched upon it. everyone is a rhino and the truth is, ted, throughout this campaign you have said anything to get votes. >> as for cruz, he feuded with the moderators. >> chris -- >> no, your name wasn't mentioned. >> i think the vote -- no, sir, sir, i think the vote -- the question was about -- it's not my question that you get a chance to respond to. it's his answer.
you don't get 30 seconds to respond to me. >> well, your question was you have disagreed -- >> sir, i know you like to argue about the rules but we'll conduct the debate. >> i would note that the last four questions have been rand, please attack ted, chris, please attack ted, jeb, please attack ted. let me say this. >> it is a debate, sir. >> no a debate is a policy issue but i will say this. gosh, if you guys ask one more mean question i may have to leave the stage. >> chris wallace holding his own. who won? looking at the candidates, at least on social media the most talked about on facebook was ted cruz. he got a whopping 41% of the conversation and of course donald trump was the most discussed on twitter. keeping with the top polls ted cruz rounded out the top three.
and with the caucus just three days away, iowa was the most active state on facebook. new hampshire and south carolina they're the first two primary voting states they were third and fourth. and bernie sanders' home state of vermont, fifth. one person excited about all the events -- joe biden. >> we may have been given a gift from the lord in the presidential race here. i don't know who to root for more -- cruz or -- what's that guy's name? he's having a fund-raiser for veterans tonight i'm told. >> oh, they're having so much fun. president obama exuding some optimism and addressing the annual house democratic retreat. >> tonight i have an announcement to make about the presidential race. democrats will win in november and we will have a democratic president succeeding me. just in case there's any confusion about this.
>> the fbi has released unedited video showing the arrests of the wildlife refuge organization. resulting in the death of lavoy finicum. after leaving the refuge tuesday, the group was ordered to stop by fbi agents and oregon state troopers. a dark jeep carrying ammon bundy and two others pulled over and the occupants were taken into custody. a white van carrying lavoy finicum and others sat on the road during which one man exits through the back with his hands up. a short time later it drove away at a high rate of speed and it seems to miss a strike strip, finicum appears to reach inside his jacket twice, where the fbi confirms he had a loaded handgun. a senior law enforcement official tells nbc news that finicum was shot and killed after he was quote pran dishing a firearm.
an outside investigation is being conducted into the shooting. the world health organization is warning that the zika virus is quote, spreading explosively and the cdc is calling it a pandemic. this year alone, 3 to 4 million people in south america could be linked to the disease linked to birth defects. >> reporter: dr. prince is one of those who experienced the zika virus as a patient. it was on her honeymoon in bora bora that she contracted it due to a mosquito virus. >> i felt worn out, tired. kind of dragging. i actually ended up staying out of work for about a day and a half mainly because of the joint pain, because it was painful to walk at that point. >> reporter: dr. prince recovered, she was not pregnant. no unborn child at risk. while the mosquitos have not arrived in the u.s., the cdc
reported 31 zika cases have turned up in 11 states and d.c. all involved travelers who contracted it while abroad. in addition, 19 cases in puerto rico and one in the virgin islands. we don't know how many involved pregnant women. while experts expect some zika mosquitos will arrive in southern gulf states, they don't expect a massive outbreak. >> there's always the slight possibility that we might see a major outbreak. we don't think that's going to occur. but we'll be prepared for it. >> reporter: the reasons for the optimism, there's far less trash and stagnant water in u.s. urban areas. cities and towns spray for mosquitos here. cold weather acts as a barrier and americans use american air conditioning and window screens to keep mosquitos out. >> right now there's no vaccine to treat zika. a key arrest is made related to the three dangerous california inmates. this time a worker at the jail. nooshafarin ravaghi. she's an english teacher and she
allegedly provided maps and other materials to help the men escape last friday. inmate hossein nayeri was a student. the maps she provided could have helped the inmates plan. now, the orange county sheriff said she'll be charged in aiding in the escape. so far, ten people have been arrested. on sunday, one of the men is believed to have stolen this white van in los angeles an a reward for information stands at $200,000 for the men that the authorities believe are still together. check this out. in north carolina a bank manager stopped an attempted robbery all by himself. he held the business door shut while the suspect attempted to enter with a gun. eventually the suspect ran. local police believe a small gray vehicle could be involved. schools and day cares were temporarily placed on lockdown during the investigation. the bank is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading
to the suspect and someone give that bank manager a raise or a promotion or something. let's get down to business with cnbc's landon dowdy. good morning, landon. >> hi, good morning. people have been lining up since monday for this new product, but it's not the latest iphone. air jordan sneakers go on sale tomorrow, but only at the jordan brand store in chicago. the retro shoes cost $650 and come with a red leather cap featuring the air jordan's logo. it's good to be mark zuckerberg these days. the stock soared 13% following the better than expected earnings report and that's pushing him up on the world's richest people list. he's number six. meanwhile, barbie is getting a brand-new bod. mattel will start selling barbie dolls in three new body types,
tall, curvy, petite. she will come in several new skin tones, eye colors. it's the latest as mattel tries to appeal to girls. >> now if barbie will earn as much as ken. thanks. dennis wiedman has been suspended for cross checking the linesman wednesday night. the nhl will discuss the matter. he apologized to henderson moments after the incident. are the oakland raiders headed to sin city? well, a spokesman confirms that the owner of the las vegas sanders is meeting with mark davis and the topic is a billion dollar domed stadium. the nfl has a bit of a problem due to the legality of sports gambling there. and from behind the ultimate curtain of distraction, 18-time olympic gold medalist michael phelps lends his considerable star power and physique along
with a couple of other shirtless nonswimmers shall we say. they helped to distract stephen johnson jr. at the foul line. one of the more creative traditions. the sun devils routed the beavers. you can't unsee that. affluenza teen is back in the u.s. we're so over that guy. who has the most momentum headed into the iowa caucus? we'll find out. you're watching "first look."
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days ago we were saying we could have a possible nor'easter on the east coast? notice all the clouds off the coast here. this is what was that nor'easter. it's now safely off the coast, heading up to the canadian maritimes, but thankfully avoided all of us. there's a little clipper through the great lakes bringing in snow show showers and a soaking rain in northern california. this is the storm we'll track over the next couple of days. through the weekend, a few snow showers, but they won't accumulate. beautiful weather in the middle of the country. there's the rainy weather in california. so on saturday, the warmth spreads into st. louis. almost up to 60. chicago, 46. starting to warm up in the mid-atlantic. new england not bad. in the 40s. the worst weather by far the northern rockies. then as we go into sunday the tail end of the weekend, the warmth makes it to the east coast. 50s in d.c. a lot of snow melt there in
boston. chicago not bad. no signs of cold air, but that storm going through the rockies that's going to be a problem as we go into next week. on sunday, brings snow to the southern rockies then by the time we get to monday, look out, colorado. denver is going from 60 degrees over the weekend to a snowstorm on monday and then this will spread out into the plains on tuesday. thankfully for monday in the iowa caucus, looks like the weather is fine on monday. on tuesday, they could be dealing with major snowstorm. >> let's see if everyone comes out. bill karins, thanks. ethan couch will face a texas court to determine if he should be tried as an adult. he returned to the u.s. on thursday. last month, couch fled with his mother after missing an appointment with his parole officer. check this out, two sinkholes in oregon broke open yesterday. traffic had to be diverted. yeah, you wouldn't want to take the wrong left there. nearly four years since florida teen trayvon martin was fatally
shot, the florida senate has passed a new bill that expands the state's stand your ground law. if it becomes a law, prosecutors will have to prove self-defense was not a factor when charging someone with killing another person. and look at this photo showing some good samaritans. they formed a human chain to save a truck driver after his rig skidded off the road during last week's snowstorm. >> we're trying to help this driver. diesel fuel everywhere. the truck is smoking. this is a dangerous scene. >> 15 minutes later the truck driver was safely out of harm's way. did the donald score points with voters by skipping the debate? that's the big question and it's up next. when a wildfire raged through elkhorn ranch, the sudden loss of pasture became a serious problem for a family business. faced with horses that needed feeding and a texas drought that sent hay prices soaring, the owners had to act fast. thankfully, mary miller banks with chase for business. and with greater financial clarity
just three days before iowa voters caucus, we have a look at the week that was heading into the homestretch. >> i'm a maniac. and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly. and ben, you're a terrible surgeon. >> i don't know what you expect me to do you want me to go down with a mop? >> ted has never run anything. he's not endorsed by one united states senator. he works with them every day. >> if you guys ask one more mean question i may have to leave the stage. >> thank you, iowa! oh, i wanted to take a break from my full-time career of writing things on facebook. >> i could stand in the middle
of fifth avenue and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose any voters. it's like incredible. >> there will be nothing more in this world that i would like to take on than donald trump. we would beat him and beat him badly. >> they throw all this stuff at me and i'm still standing. >> hold strong at your caucus, america is looking for a new leader. >> i kind of miss donald trump. he was a teddy bear to me. >> we will raise tax, yes we will. >> i think it's important to be careful about the language we use which is why i'm critical of donald trump. >> no no no. here's what it is turning the other cheek. right here. >> you're taking this much more seriously than i am. >> what's the big deal? we're mad! we've been had and we're not so glad quoth the lorex. >> kevin is a rilly is in des
moines and he joins us by phone. good morning. >> happy friday. what a week it's been. >> and you were at donald trump's rally last night. what do you think he gained and lost last night? >> i think he's missing the debate ahead of the iowa caucuses it was the political gamble, but i have to be honest. i talked to his supporters and to them it doesn't matter. how this plays with undecided voters remains to be seen. but he is once again dominating the political conversation. just a few days away, it makes it that much harder for other candidates to make their closing arguments and to break through all the other noise. >> right. yet, he was dominating the conversation for the first time at the actual debate so did his absence help any of the other candidates in particular do you think? >> you know, i still think that heading into monday, this is still a contest between donald
trump and ted cruz and polls suggest that trump has the advantage. but we have some momentum for senator marco rubio and if senator marco rubio overperforms and has a strong showing and comes in second place, you know, then we're in a situation where rubio has a lot of momentum heading into new hampshire. and of course, that's an even much different ball game as you know. >> we have new hampshire, but one can't neglect south carolina which historically really quick has been arguably the most accurate predictor for the republican nominee. so we'll see how things unfold there. thank you for joining us, kevin. i'm gigi stone woods. this is "first look." don't forget to like us on facebook on facebook.com/first look msnbc. "way too early" is up next.
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i'm a maniac. and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly. and ben, you're a terrible surgeon. now that we've gotten the donald trump portion out of the way -- >> i kind of miss donald trump. he was a little teddy bear to me. we always had such a loving relationship here in these debates and in between and the tweets, i kind of miss him. i wish he was here. >> you said on issue people here illegally, we can reach a compromise and then in the committee you said i want to bring people out of the shadows. now, you want to trump trump on immigration. >> he's the king of saying oh you're for amnesty. everybody is for amnesty except for ted cruz but it's a
falseness. that's an authenticity problem. >> i noticed the last few questions were rand, please attack ted. jeb, please attack ted. >> it's a debate. >> no, but if you ask one more mean question i may have to leave the stage. >> i need a washington dictionary converter. you can't hide behind the parliamentary tricks. stop the washington bull and let's get things done! >> tensions bubbling over in des moines even without donald trump on the debate stage but no denying last night will be remembered as the split screen debate. elbows flying between democrats. when is an attack ad not an attack ad? why bernie sanders is on defense about going on offense. and global