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his own party. we'll play her new ad. plus an entire neighborhood destroyed and now an airport is in the line of fire. it's a race against time in canada to stop that raging wildfire from reducing an entire city to ashes. it's 5:30 here on the east coast, 2:30 out west. this is "way too early." >> good morning. it's thursday, may 5th. i'm alex witt. the republican party's presidential primary race has come to an end. donald trump is the last candidate standing and therefore nbc news can now say trump is the republican party's presumptive nominee. it comes after john kasich suspended his campaign last night. making the difficult decision as his plane sat on the runway yesterday, waiting to go to d.c.
a source tells nbc kasich decided he didn't want to go raise money to simply drop out two weeks later. so before his wife and two daughters, the governor reflected on his path. >> i have always said that the lord has a purpose for me as he has for everyone. and as i suspend my campaign today, i have renewed faith, deeper faith, that the lord will show me the way forward and fulfill the purpose of my life. >> with only one of the 17 republican candidates left standing, the party reacted yesterday, tweeting thank you to the entire republican field for a hard fought race. the party is better for your efforts. in an interview with lester holt for "nightly news," trump discussed if he felt the bruising primary race took a toll on him. >> your negatives are staggering, disapproval 69% for women. latinos, 79%. people under 34, 75% disapprove.
how much of that is self-inflicted by some of the rhetoric from the primary campaign and how do you heal that while still respecting those who got you here? >> well, the highly rasmussen poll came out and i'm 49 to 31 up over hillary clinton. i don't know what you're talking about with the negatives. now, i will say, i think i'll do very well with women and as you know in the last seven states i won in women, i won with african americans and won with hispan hispanics. >> so you discard all these numbers? >> i don't discard anything. i mean, i just started. i just got it 24 hours ago. >> meanwhile, donald trump is giving a preview of what the rest of the campaign and administration will look like. yesterday, trump told "the wall street journal" he won't be completely self-funding in the general election. in the past, trump has pledged to spend $100 million on his campaign. he has lent it 36 of the
$46 million, raising $12 million, mostly in small donations. on "nightly news," trump said he'll work with the rnc to ultimately raise as much as $1 billion. meanwhile, trump is weighing his vice presidential options with nikki haley saying count her out. but leaning towards someone experienced in politics trump said he will be vetting another governor -- john kasich. >> i think john will be very helpful. >> he says he doesn't want to be a vice president. >> that could be. >> would he be someone you're interested in vetting? >> i would be interested in vetting john. i like john. i have gotten along with him well. >> trump told "the new york times" yesterday what some of his governoring priorities will be. he says that within the first 100 days of administration, he will have designed the wall on the mexican border, put the muslim immigration ban in place, and begun an audit of the federal reserve and repeal of the affordable care act. leaders from across the republican party reacted to
donald trump's takeover yesterday. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell put out a statement of support, saying that trump has the opportunity and obligation to unite our party around our goals. he was joined in full throat endorsements from richard byrd, governor fallon of oklahoma and mike huckabee. three candidates up for re-election this said they'd back the nominee as did john boehner and john elder who said they'd back him. meanwhile the club for growth backed off its threat to withhold support from anyone backing trump. other republicans remain skeptical for first time since leaving office. george h.w. bush plans to stay silent in the white house race. a spokesman for george w. bush confirmed he had to plans to participate in or comment on the race as well. a spokesperson for kelly ayotte of new hampshire said she'll support, but isn't planning to
endorse anyone this cycle. some of her colleagues shared their reasons for hesitating personally. >> i don't support all of trump's positions. i'm not voting for hillary. >> so you will vote for trump? i presume that's what you're saying? >> i said i'd vote against hillary. >> a ban on muslims, the religious test for those entering the country, i cannot see support for a republican nominee who would do that. he may well back away. i certainly hope he does. for years, he was a birther. still is as far as i know. somebody who believes that the president was not born here. but rather in kenya. that does go to his judgment. if there was a case of hoping that a candidate doesn't keep his campaign promises i guess this is one. >> donald trump has the opportunity to unite the party, but if he's going to build that wall that he keeps talking about, he's going to have to mend a lot offenses. -- of fences. he has to stop with the
gratuitous personal insults. he's going to have to go beyond saying he wants to make america great again. he's going to have to articulate what a trump presidency would look like. >> then there are the flatout republican nos to donald trump with one opening the door to a third party vote. senator ben sasse posted to twitter last night, at this point i'd happily support a moderate. would be more conservative than the two dishonest liberals now leading the republicans and democrats. and charlie baker had this to say. >> there are a number of issues i disagree vehemently disagree with mr. trump on and i question if he has the temperament to serve as president. i won't vote for mr. trump. i sincerely doubt i'll be voting for hillary clinton either. hillary clinton tweeted a web video full
of republicans slamming the presumptive nominee and here's part of it.
>> i am a unifier. we'll be a unified party. >> he's a con artist. >> a phony. >> donald trump is the no nothing candidate. >> donald is a bully. >> this is an individual who mocked a disabled reporter. >> i don't remember. >> who attributed a reporter's questions to her menstrual cycle. >> blood coming out of her wherever. >> the most vulgar person ever aspired to the presidency. >> yesterday, clinton was asked whether she's ready for trump's tactics come the fall or sooner. >> he's made references to your marriage, to your husband. are you -- >> well he's not the first one, anderson. i can't say this often enough. if he wants to go back to the playbook of the 1990s, if he wants to follow in the footsteps of those who have tried to knock me down and take me out of the political arena, i'm more than happy to have him do that. >> you're ready for that? >> oh, please. i mean, look, this -- this is to me a classic case of a
blustering, bullying guy who -- who has knocked out of the way all the republicans because they were just dumb founded. they didn't know how to deal with him. they couldn't take him on the issues
because they basically agreed with him and didn't know how to counterpunch. president obama went to flint, michigan, and he took a few sips of the filtered water to show it's safe to drink. after the meeting the president addressed a crowd of flint residents and assured them that the federal government will make sure the recovery is completed. michigan governor rick snyder whose administration has taken some public blame for the lead tainted water also addressed the crowd and let's just say he was not well received. >> i want to thank him for coming here today. this is an important moment to show how we can move forward to work together to say you deserve better and to bring that to the
city of flint. both short term and long term. so thank you for the opportunity to come share a few thoughts with you today. i look forward to the president's comments and again i thank you. thank you. >> i do think that part of what contributed to this crisis was a broader mindset. it's an ideology that undervalues the common good. we especially underinvest when the communities that are put at risk are poor. you know, that attitude is as corrosive to our democracy as the stuff that resulted in lead in your water. >> two michigan state regulators and a flint water official have been charged. governor snyder will be a guest on "morning joe" later on.
a state of emergency has been declared in alberta, canada, where an out of control wildfire has scorched more than 1,800 acres of land, devouring neighborhoods in ft. mcmurray. 80,000 residents were safely evacuated. at least 1,600 homes and businesses have been torched and some 200 firefighters try to contain its all. as the flames span south, those in neighboring areas have fled their homes. the pentagon has released new information on the navy s.e.a.l. who was killed while fighting isis in iraq on tuesday. at the time of his death, officials say charlie keating iv was part of a quick reaction force that was responding to an attack on u.s. and kurdish forces just north of mosul. pentagon officials say the isis attack was massive and well planned. involving 125 isis fighters in 20 vehicles and that it raged for hours. on the ground, u.s. trainers and peshmerga forces, in the air 11 u.s. airplanes and drones launched air strikes.
three peshmerga fighters were killed and the 60 isis fighter. for the navy s.e.a.l., his mother said he died doing what he loved. let's turn to business and stocks fell again yesterday as investors show concern over the global oil glut and tomorrow's jobs report. nancy hulgrave, bring us up to speed on this thursday. >> well, that's right. it was two straight days of losses for stocks in the u.s. and in fact, may so far has not been very good. there's that saying sell in may go away. we are looking at u.s. futures pointing higher. you mentioned the oil price there. oil getting a big move to the upside today. due to some wildfires in alberta, canada. other situation going on in libyas with tensions moving up there. as you mentioned data continues to be in focus and weakness in the adp private payrolls tomorrow. a big day to point to is the
nonfarm payroll to report tomorrow. also, tesla, that stock popping up 4% after hours. this comes despite reporting a loss that was actually better than many expected. tesla had a bullish forecast and that comes down to production numbers there. expecting to make 500,000 cars by 2018. that was moved up from creating that number by 2020. so that stock gets a nice bounce. this despite concerns earlier in the day about two top executives leaving the company. some sad news to report. former senator from utah bob bennett has died. he served in the senate from 1992 and stayed longer than the two terms he had promised. he was a political moderate, he supported the bank bailout. and he worked on his own health care bill that would require americans to buy health care in the run-up to obamacare. he was the first incumbent senate republican to be ousted by a tea party member, in his
case, mike lee. here he is at the utah convention where he finished a dismal third despite the backing of mitt romney. >> it's very clear that some of the votes that i have cast have added to the toxic environment. looking back on them with one or two minor exceptions, i wouldn't have cast any of them any differently. even if i had known at the time they were going to cost me my career. now at the risk of getting a little emotional, i want to thank my staff. i get dewey eyed at the dedication of parking lot so -- stand up for me and defend the votes i have cast. even when some of them may have advised me against them. it has been a major highlight of the campaign. >> a spokes woman says he died wednesday from complications of
pancreatic cancer and a recent stroke. he was 82 years old. still ahead here on "way too early," old enough to die for your country, but not old enough to smoke. some new tobacco restrictions to tell you about. and plus, federal officials join the investigation into the death of prince. was he hiding an addiction that even those closest to him were unaware of? those stories and a check of weather when "way too early" comes back. vo: across america, people are taking charge of their type 2 diabetes with non-insulin victoza®.
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he died. >> reporter: the urgent call for help came the night before prince died. a representative of the pop star reached out to dr. howard kornfeld. a drug addiction specialist in california. according to the doctor's minneapolis attorney. >> he set into motion a plan to deal with what he felt was a life saving mission. >> reporter: kornfeld made prince an appointment with a local doctor for the next day and sent his son who is not an md on an overnight flight to meet with the musician and discuss the california addiction clinic recovery without walls. but according to the attorney, when andrew kornfeld was brought here to paisley park, no one could find prince. so they started searching. >> andrew heard the screams and went to the elevator where he saw that prince was unconscious. >> reporter: andrew called 911. >> medical, paisley park. >> reporter: when investigators arrived, andrew handed over buprenorphine, a drug used to
treat opioid addiction he had brought with him from california. the u.s. attorney's office in minneapolis said it's joining the investigation into prince's death. ♪ until now, many friends and family have said prince did not take drugs. and did not have an addiction. but the question many now are asking -- would the music legend still be alive today if help had only arrived sooner? time now for sports. former nfl quarterback johnny manziel turned himself in to authorities yesterday. he was charged with misdemeanor assault after an alleged domestic violence incident involving his ex-girlfriend. he was book and released on $1,500 bond. he denies the charge and is expected to stand before a dallas county judge a bit later today. turning now to last night's action on the nba court, in atlanta the cavaliers put on a three-point parade against the hawks in game two of their eastern conference semifinals. cleveland lead by 36 points at the half and already racked up 18 three-pointers. they went on the set an nba game
record with 25 -- yeah, threes made there. and one that stung the most, cleveland's record tying 23rd scored after moe williams passed that his teammate off after opposing's players head. and in last night's stanley cup playoffs, the penguins pushed the capitals to the brink of eliminatation, taking the 3-1 series lead after the semifinal match-up. pittsburgh's hornqvist nets the game winner in overtime. final score, 3-2. those guys are excited. let's get excited now. we'll go to bill. >> about what? get excited about what the gloomiest period of weather we have had in a long time. >> i'm try doing to perk things up. work with me. >> it's been since saturday since new england has seen some sun. we have one storm on the coast that's locking in the clouds and
another one moving in behind it. they'll actually combine on friday. so it will be ugly until the second half of the weekend for a lot of people. we're holding out that mother's day will be okay for the east coast. sandwiched between two storms, the rain today, 11:00, noon, roanoke to raleigh, west virginia, best chance of rain during the day today. all those little league games and afternoon activity, good chance of being rained out in this region. in new england, cloudy and drizzly, but no downpours. on friday, a different story. heavy rain will move through d.c., philadelphia, new york and push out in the afternoon. by friday evening it should begin to clear out. over the next three days, rainfall. this isn't like flooding type of rains. one to two inches isn't bad. how about in the middle of the country, 86 in billings. fargo near 90 degrees today. while boston is going to be 48. atlanta only 67. so we're in this very unusual weather pattern that will hold
into the upcoming weekend. alex, eventually on tuesday some of that warmth will head to the east. but that's tuesday. it's only thursday. >> mother's day margaritas on the deck not looking good. >> you have that heater, right? >> still not the same. anyway. here we go with california which is raising the age that people can begin smoking. governor brown signed a bill yesterday raising it from 18 to 21 making california the second state to do so here in the u.s. a 2015 institute of medicine study estimated that increasing the tobacco purchase age to 21 will result in 200,000 fewer premature deaths. this new law will also close loopholes in the ban in smoking on workplaces and expand tobacco free campus laws. still ahead, late night has fun with the new presumptive republican nominee. plus the hollywood lawsuit that was settled with generosity and an apology. "way too early" is back in a moment. every insurance policy has a number. but not every insurance company
donald trump will be the first major party nominee who hasn't held previous office since general dwight eisenhower. >> it's fitting we found out today may the 4th when "star wars" fans greet each with other with may the 4th be with you because people are saying what the 4th is happening? >> stephen colbert having fun at donald trump's expense. here is jimmy fallon with the phone call between the presumptive republican nominee
and president obama. >> 180 days left in this hell. 180 days left. yeah. play some golf, waste a little time i don't know what else i'll do with my time. yeah? hello? >> congratulations. you've just reached donald trump. [ laughter ] >> donald, donald, you called me. >> it doesn't matter. did you see the news? i'm now the republican president. and come november, i'm going to be voted captain america. [ laughter ] >> all right. congratulations on indiana. >> thank you. i love indiana. the birth place of indiana jones. [ laughter ] >> i got to admit, it was a big win. >> it was a big win. and when i'm in charge, america's going to start winning and winning bigly. [ laughter ] >> did you just say bigly? >> that's right. bigly. and i'm going to be the bestest, most fantasticist president ever, it's going to be huge cal.
>> okay. finally this morning a settlement has been reached in the $10 million defamation lawsuit filed by sean penn against precious director lee daniels. it came after daniels accused penn of domestic violence referencing rumors from his marriage to madonna. he defended actor terrence howard after he admitted to striking his ex-wife. penn has accepted daniels' apology and accepted his donation to his charity that he founded. coming up on "morning joe," republican leaders are forced to come to terms with donald trump as the party's new standard bearer. we'll tell you who's with him, who's not, and everything in between because "morning joe" is just moments away.
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