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to avoid long-term injury, get medical help right away for an erection lasting more than four hours. if you have any sudden decrease or loss in hearing or vision, or any symptoms of an allergic reaction, stop taking cialis and get medical help right away. ask your doctor about cialisa. good thursday morning to you. i'm jose diaz balart. and up first this hour, donald trump officially taking the reins of the republican party, as their presumptive presidential nominee. hillary clinton wasting no time, gearing up for what could be a very long and ugly general election fight. >> i think hillary actually will be easier to beat than many of these senators, governors, et cetera. >> this campaign ahead of us will really present a very clear choice. >> do you stand, for example, by the idea of a ban against foreign muslims coming in? >> i do. >> he is a loose cannon, and
loose cannons tend to misfire. >> she's only going to get the nomination because it's a rigged deal. >> i know there is a lot of nervousness around this country that donald trump may become president. ain't gonna happen! >> this morning, the trump campaign getting down to the business of picking a running mate. the candidate, himself, saying that even he was shocked at how quickly he became the nominee, but it's not all's well that ends well. some top republicans are refusing to endorse their presumptive nominee. one senator now calling for a third party candidate. we're also following breaking news out of texas, where free agent nfl quarterback johnny manziel is set to appear in court this hour on misdemeanor assault charges. he's accused of assaulting his former girlfriend at a dallas hotel back in january. but we begin with nbc's jacob rascon, who's outside trump tower in new york. jacob, good morning to you. give us some insight into how the trump campaign is planning their general election strategy. >> good morning, jose. trump is meeting with his staff
this morning to finalize a fund-raising deal. this is after months of him calling fund-raising corrupt. he tells lester holt, he wants to raise $1 billion, a very steep challenge. his staff is also meeting to form a committee on picking a vice president. ben carson, a former rival, is on that committee. trump says he wants to pick a vice president before the convention in july. he says he wants chemistry with this person and someone who has government experience. and tells cnbc there's a 40% chance that the person he picks will be a former rival. this amid a backdrop of incredibly high unfavorability numbers. he told lester holt, he was asked about this, he told him that he's not too worried. take a listen. >> your negatives are staggering. disapproval, 69%. women, african-americans, 88%. latino, 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 respect rasmussen poll just came out and i'm 41-39 up on hillary clinton. i haven't even started on hillary clinton yet. so i don't know what you're talking about with the negatives. i will say, i think i'll do very well with women, and as you know, in the last seven states, which i won in landslides, i won with women, won with african-americans, won with hispanics, so i won at every single level. >> so you discard all these numbers item. >> i don't discard anything. i just started. i just got it not even 24 hours ago. >> reporter: trump seems to think he'll turn it around. the campaign will tell you his unfavorability numbers with republicans were incredibly high when he started and he was somehow able to turn that around, so the campaign thinks there's hope. jose? >> maybe it's going to be a little bit more difficult turning around those groups that feel slighted, but all is possible in politics. jacob rascon, thank you very much. good seeing you. now to kasie hunt.
ca kasie, good seeing you this morning. >> reporter: good morning. nice to see you, jose. >> we know a lot of republicans have been unhappy with trump at the top of the ticket, but there are some who are saying that it's time to unite behind the party, right? >> reporter: that's right, jose, there are quite a few high-profile republicans who seem to be having a little bit of a difficult time embracing this. there are others that are urging party unity. the group of people that's really wrestling with this are elected officials that have to run in swing states in the fall. so, think that senate map that currently has mitch mcconnell as majority leader, there are democrats believe, more seats in play now with trump at the top of the ticket. and it is a difficult path for people like pat toomey in pennsylvania. that's a swing state. rob portman in ohio, and john mccain, even, in arizona. he told a closed-door fund-raiser, according to politico, that he could have a tough time in the fall, because
of trump. >> i have no doubt that if it is donald trump at the top of the ticket, here in arizona, with over 30% of the vote being hispanic vote, no doubt that this may be the race of my life. >> i actually spoke to mccain on election night when donald trump became the likely nominee of the republican party. this is not a subject he particularly likes answering questions about. he has said he's not going to attend the republican national convention in cleveland. and he's not alone in that. senator kelly ayotte of new hampshire also not planning to attend. she said she would support donald trump, but not endorse him. so you have a lot of contortions going on, among people who really aren't sure how this will impact their race, especially with women, and you heard john mccain there say, with latino voters, in particular. in states where there are more white working class men, in particular, pennsylvania could be an example, for instance, of
a state that will be on the map in a way that it wasn't in previous contests, that could help pat toomey. but for a state with a more diverse electorate, arizona as an example, it could be tougher. now, of course, on the flip side of this, you're also seeing some republicans urge the party to unite behind donald trump, mike huckabee, the former presidential candidate among them. i talked to halley barbour on te phone last night, an establishment republican longtime party elder. he says life is a series of choices and in this case, republicans are likely to choose donald trump over hillary clinton. it might take many elements of the party a while to get there but he believes they will in the end. jose? >> kasie, even in the state, in the house of representatives, you've got car bello in south florida, who says he would not support trump than any circumstances. there are a lot of people in up
in the air districts that are worried about trump. >> the house hasn't been in play, really, in quite some time. and you're right, especially in districts where there are a lot of hispanics. and congressman tom cole who spends a lot of time thinking about this has some comments to this effect, that there are districts that will potentially be in place, especially if they have a heavily hispanic population. i think you know, these are people you talked to every day. i was speaking with the castro brothers the other evening and they feel as though latino voters are going to be very, very energized, for a variety of reasons. we normally talk about how people want someone to vote for, it definitely seems as though the latino community is energized to get out there and vote against donald trump. so any republicans who are in districts like the one you describe are probably going to have a difficult time. and mccain actually went on, if you play in further, more of that audio, he went on the to say that that's why he believes that this is going to be particularly a problem. he hasn't seen hispanics and latinos this angry over something in a long time.
>> kasie hunt, good to see. for me, let me bring in elise jordan and jamie winestein. good to see you both. jamie, you heard kasie talking about how, essentially, the stop-trump movement really failed. you've got now, independents, democrats that are looking at this and saying, is this the standard-bearer for the republican party? in other words, is this something that trump can mitigate these negatives going forward? >> well, he certainly is not going to win back a lot of conservatives like myself, who see him as a threat to the idea of conservatism, and even the american system. he seems to have some administration for authoritarians. so i don't think he can win back some of those folks. he may be able to win back those who were just part of this tribal, you know, process we have every four years, that whoever's the nominee, you get behind in the end, even if you didn't like them. but he certainly won't win back
a lot of conservative who is actually believe in ideas. i will say that my concern about donald trump is not that he is -- is not because i think he can lose the election, my fear is that he can actually win the election. i think he can win over some of the people that you mentioned, independents and even hispanic community, by changing his positions and appealing to the idea, which helped him win the primary in the first place, which is that i'm a businessman, if you just put your faith in me, i'll make all your problems go away. i think that's a siren song, but a lot of people want to believe in someone who can just make their problems go away, with a snap of the fingers. >> so, if it's between clinton and trump, for example, what would you suggest? >> well, you know, as i wrote, i see it as a race between political malaria and political ebola. i think clinton's political malaria. i would prefer that over to someone who i think is a threat to the american system, which is donald trump. >> elise, trump says he wants to see an election based on
substantial policy discussions. do you think we'll see that? >> that, jose, to me, was the most laughable part of mr. trump's interview yesterday, with lester holt. it just really is amazing that he says that after he has basically turned this election into a circus freak show, and there has been no substantiative policy discussion whatsoever. and he has so successfully pivoted and throws out only vague generalities. i'm going to crush isis. i'm going to -- veterans are going to be treated so well. everything's going to be perfect with me, but never provides any specifics, as to how he would actually deal with grappling with these incredibly complicated systems. >> yeah, and yjamie, let me pul up a map of the 2012 election and get some perspective. first, can trump win everything romney one, do you think? >> i think it can go two ways. a lot of people in d.c. don't think trump has any chance to win the election. they think he turns off too many
voters. i think that's possible. but i also know that donald trump is one of the great marketers of our time. i think a brilliant con man, if you will. and he will try to change his message to appeal to the people he thinks he needs to win. look at yesterday. he won the nomination and he's already pivoting on the minimum wage. he said during the campaign that it was, you know, maybe too high. now he's saying, oh, i think we should raise the minimum wage much higher. so, you know, i think he can change his positions to kind of bring in the people he alienated, that would -- that's what scares me the most. he believes in nothing, other than trying to win this election, which he sees as -- >> do you think he could win some of the -- i mean, most of the romney states? i mean, actually, could he pick off some blue states? >> anything is possible. i can see him getting routed by hillary clinton. i can also see him pivoting, kind of branding hillary as a criminal. bringing up her negatives, which are already very high. and somehow cruising to victory. so, he is an unpredictable force. and i think the clinton campaign will admit that.
this is not someone they really wanted to run against. how do you deal with someone like donald trump. he's not like any other politician she's ever faced. >> skand elise, trump's first b decision will be picking a vice president. we have some names here, joni ernst, what kind of running mate do you think he'll pick? >> i would not want to speculate on that decision. he's such a wild card. but i think it would be to his benefit to pick someone who's a calm, level, steady force, and who has significant government experience, and has more public trust than currently the public has with him. >> but the question is, could he get along with someone like that? >> exactly. >> i mean, is that the kind of, you know, personality that could gel with him? because in the final hours, you know, it's going to be a tough, long campaign with two people fighting against two other people. i mean -- >> well, i don't see him picking a strong woman, that's for sure. there's no way he could get
along with a strong woman for the next six months. >> i would just double down on himself and pick someone like gary busey. i think that would be right in line with his personality. >> jamie winestein and elise jordan, thank you both for being with me. turning now to breaking news in texas, you're seeing there on the screen. you're looking at live pictures from the dallas courthouse, where nfl starjohnny manziel is expected to have his first appearance since being charged in a domestic violence case. the star booked after his ex-girlfriend accused him of restraining and then hitting her, threatening to kill her in a dallas hotel in january. manziel has denied all the charges. we're going to monitor this case for you. is there a way to listen in? let's see if anything's happening right now, or still it's the -- no, not yet. we're going to monitor it for you and we'll let you know how that goes. but that's happening right now in a courthouse in texas. up next, the ongoing fight for the democratic nomination. hillary clinton maintaining her huge delegate lead over bernie
sanders. but he's doubling down on promises that he's in the race until the very end. >> we have a path toward victory. i admit, that it is a narrow path. but we think everybody in this country, people in california, in kentucky, in west virginia, have a right to determine who they want to see as president of the united states and what kind of agenda they want the democratic party to have. so we're going to fight, scott, for the very last vote that we can get. >> can sanders chip away clinton's delegate lead if he stays in the race? or is he just continuing the fight for the nomination only to hurt democrats' chances to win in november? that's what some are saying. we'll be back. you know when i first started out, it was all pencil and paper. the surface pro is very intuitive. with the pressure of my hand i can draw lightly, just like i would with a real pencil. i've been a forensic artist for over 30 years. i do the composite sketches which are the bad guy sketches.
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this is to me a classic case of a blustering, bullying guy who has knocked out of the way all the republicans, because they were just dumbfounded. they didn't know how to deal with him and they couldn't take him on on the issues, because they basically agreed with him, and they didn't know how to counterpunch. >> hillary clinton takes aim at her likely republican opponent, donald trump, as she zeros in on the november election. but there's just one little problema. bernie sanders. he's pushing forward, despite an extremely narrow path toward the democratic nomination. forcing clinton to wage a battle on two fronts. nbc's kristen welker is in los angeles where secretary clinton will be later today. kristen, great seeing you this morning. >> jose, great to see you. good morning. you're right. secretary clinton waging a battle on two fronts. and we're seeing that play out today, right? because she's here campaigning in california in the los angeles area. of course, this is the next or the last, i should say, big primary state.
it carries the largest amount of delegates. at the same time, she's taking on donald trump, quite aggressively. we learned today that she is beefing up her staff at her brooklyn headquarters. that's going to be sort of the center, the think tank for the strategy to take on donald trump. one of her top supporters calling this defcon 1. as we're see her strategy unfold, she's trying to make the point that voters should fear him, saying that he's a loose cannon that could misfire at any time, trying to make sure they don't forget any of the controversial comments that he's made amount women, about minority voters, and interestingly, jose, she's reaching out to independents and republicans. yesterday, releasing this ad, which essentially uses the words of top republicans against trump. take a look. >> i am a unifier. we're going to be a unified party. >> he's a con artist. >> a phony. >> donald trump is the know-nothing candidate. >> donald is a bully.
>> this is an individual who mocked a disabled reporter. >> uh, i don't remember! >> who attributed a reporter's questions to her menstrual cycle. >> blood coming out of her -- wherever. >> the most vulgar person to ever aspire to the presidency. >> now, right now, polls show secretary clinton has a double-digit lead over donald trump, but as one strategist put it, he is an asymmetrical candidate, so the clinton campaign acknowledging that they do have a challenge on their hands. meanwhile, in terms of the primary, secretary clinton trying to lock it up, but senator sanders, as you pointed out, at the top, jose, aggressively campaigning today. he's in west virginia. he's looking very strong in that state. and the clinton campaign wants to make sure that they pick off a few states in may, as they head into the convention. top democratic strategists saying it is critical that secretary clinton head into that convention on a strong footing. jose? >> kristen welker, thank you. and kristen, you know, there's a big show coming up today, right? >> what is that show, jose? >> it's tomorrow.
tomorrow. >> tomorrow, "road warriors." i can't wait. >> i want to see you today already. by the way, the original one, i still watch. it's fab. but tomorrow, there's a new edition of "road warriors," right? >> we cannot wait. that's absolutely right. there's going to be another addition. this is a fantastic chance to sit down with all of my colleagues on the road and we're gou going to talk about really the remarkable developments of this week and look forward to what we can expect. >> this is great. i want this on like dvd. >> i want it on today, too, jose, but we'll have to wait until tomorrow. >> tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. see you tomorrow. developing news on the death of an american killed by isis in iraq this week. new video reportedly shows the siege that left a navy s.e.a.l. dead. nbc's richard engel joins me with the very latest, next. and free agent quarterback johnny manziel in court this hour on a misdemeanor assault case. much more on that coming up as well. with passion. but i keep it growing by making every dollar count.
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this morning, we are learning more details about that isis-led firefight in iraq that left a u.s. navy s.e.a.l. dead. nbc chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, joins me now with more details. richard, good morning. >> good morning. this firefight took place on tuesday. we'd already recorded that a navy s.e.a.l. was killed by isis gunfire. but we're learning more details about the attack itself. it was quite a large attack, about 100 firefighters from isis. they managed to break through the kurdish front line. we knew that this attack had taken place. we knew that it was big. but then, late yesterday, video emerged. it was obtained the by a british newspaper, that really pushed aside any doubt that people may have had about the u.s. involvement in the war against isis. the u.s. may be calling the troops in iraq advisers, but this video made it quite clear they are in combat.
>> reporter: this video, obtained by the british newspaper "the guardian," reportedly shows the pitched battle north of iraqi city of mosul this week, in which american navy s.e.a.l., charlie keating, was killed. u.s. military officials say dozens of isis firefighters in 20 vehicles broke through a kurdish front line in a well-planned and executed attack. american forces were advising the kurds. under fire, more americans were called in for backup. while their faces are blurred -- >> run! >> reporter: american-sounding voices can be clearly heard. what is described as a u.s.-made helicopter flies overhead. nbc news has not authenticated the video. >> this was a large fight. there's no question about it. we think there are at least 125 enemy fighters involved in this fairly complicated, complex attack. >> reporter: the military says nearly 60 isis militants were killed in the hours-long battle north of mosul, near the kurdish
capital of erbil. the 31-year-old navy s.e.a.l. adviser was shot and killed by isis gunfire. he's the third american to die in iraq since the u.s. sent troops back to fight isis. now, jose, clearly, every day is not like this for the u.s. advisers in iraq and syria, but when they are working hand-in-glove with allied forces, in this case, the kurds, and something goes wrong, they can see themselves, and in this case, did see themselves in close combat, again. >> yeah, richard, again, just looking at the numbers you're telling us, about 125 fighters, 20 vehicles, breaking through. that's a big, big battle. >> it was a big battle. they used truck bombs, they used small arms, even bulldozers to push through the kurdish defenses. they got in about a mile until air strikes were called in and those air strikes, according to military officials, quote, wiped out the attacking isis force.
so, isis got in, they took some territory, then they were pushed out, but not before one navy s.e.a.l. was killed. >> richard engel, it's always a pleasure to see you. thanks for being with us this morning. now to breaking news out of dallas, where nfl quarterback johnny manziel just face adjudge. the hig the charge stems from a january incident involving his then-girlfriend. his attorneys have said he will plead not guilty. msnbc chief legal correspondent, ari melber, is watching this hearing and the case. ari, good to see you. what happened this morning? >> i just watched the hearing. the entire thing was under five minutes. this was a basic bond hearing. so he is out on bond. the judge went over the specific conditions he's setting. there are two that he cannot have any contact with the accuser here, a woman identified as his ex-girlfriend, who says, of course, that she basically was assaulted by him, hit in the head, that her eardrum was shattered. and number two, the second condition, that he can't use or have access to any firearms, and
the judge asked him in sort of the only real exchange in the hearing, do you currently have any guns? do you have access to guns? he said, no. the judge said, okay, taking his word for it, which is standard in a hearing like this, that you have to understand, you shouldn't ever go out and get any. that would be a violation of your bond conditions, which just to be clear, jose, are different than what you might otherwise be allowed to do. an american would have gun rights and be able to get guns in normal course when you are out on bond, you have these extra kind of provisions. so no guns and no contact with the accuser. >> ari melber, thank you very much for that update. more breaking news this morning for you. the food and drug administration has just released its long-awaited plan for regulating e-cigarettes, saying they plan to ban their sale to anyone under 18 years of ages. so e-greats and cigars would all be regulates the way tobacco, zwr
cigarettes, and regular cigars. and they must seek permission to continue marketing all e-cigarettes launched since 2007. and coming up, presumptive republican nominee, donald trump, goes on the offensive against hillary clinton. >> we need strength in this country. she's not strong. she's not going to be strong at the border. she's not going to be strong with our military. she's not going to be strong with isis, no matter how you look. >> more of lester holt's one-on-one interview with donald trump, next. plus, are some conservatives ready for hillary? we'll explain why more republicans are thinking they'll be casting a vote for clinton. ♪jake reese, "day to feel alive"♪ ♪jake reese, "day to feel alive"♪ ♪jake reese, "day to feel alive"♪
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him. >> i'll be setting a record, an all-time record, above ronald reagan, above nixon, above everybody. i just looked at it, it went back a long way, in terms of the republicans coming in and voting for me in the primaries. i have many, many millions of people. i've gotten millions more than anybody else that ran. so, we have a lot of new people coming into the party, lester. tremendous, millions and millions of people. i think it's up over 70%. and nobody can believe it. it's one of the hottest story in politics today. >> you're speaking to the whole country. you've said a lot of things that have shocked people, that have outraged people about a temporary ban on muslim immigration. those things worked for you. they resonated, they worked, they got you to where you are today. but as you try to appeal to the entire country, do you stand by them? do you stand by, for example, by the idea of a ban of foreign muslims coming in? >> i do. we have to be vigilant, we have to be strong.
we have to see what's going on. there's a big problem in the world. you look at what's happening with the migration in europe. you look at germany, it's crime-riddled right now. >> sounds like an urgent problem. is that a first hundred days topic? >> it is an urgent problem. an urgent problem in this country. san bernardino, look at what happened in paris, where people walk in, and this is frankly a place where they don't have gunned and they walked in and killed 130 people with hundreds of people in the hospital now critically wounded, it's a real problem and we have a president that doesn't even want to mention the name of the radical islamic terrorism. and unless you mention it or do something about it, you'll never solve the problem. >> and you've promised to deport people in this country illegally. do you stand by that? >> we have many illegals in the country and we have to get them out and go through a process, go through a system, and ones that have done well and have really achieved, we want to bring them back in. >> your negatives are staggering. disapproval, 69%, women, african-americans, 88%, 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 there? >> well, the highly-respected rasmussen poll just came out and i'm 39-41 up on hillary clinton. i don't know what you're talking about with the negatives. i will say, i think i'll do very well with women. and as you know, in the last seven states, which i won in landslides, i won with women, i won with african-americans, i won with hispanics, i won at every single level. >> so you discard all these numbers? >> i don't discard anything. i just started. i just got it not even 24 hours ago. i didn't know until 24 hours ago if i was going to even win indiana and i won that in a landslide, a really record-setting landslide. >> you've said a number of times that you haven't really started on hillary clinton. so start on her. give me three words you would use to define her, that you will
use as you press forward. >>, you know, bad judgment is a couple of words that we could use, and we use about bernie sanders. bernie sanders said, she's not qualified to run for president, because she suffers from bad judgment. and i think that's true. all you have to do is look at the e-mail scandal. she's under fbi investigation now and maybe she'll survive, because the democrats are protecting her, but that's the only reason she'll survive. >> is there anything off the table? i mean, we talk about this epic showdown. is there anything that's off the table, in terms of what you'll go after? >> i'll see what they do with me. if they are fair, i'll be fair. we'll have a very high-level campaign. >> bill clinton. will he be part of this? >> if they are fair with me, i'll be fair with them. otherwise, he becomes part of it. >> betsey woodruff is a political reporter for the daily beast. she has written about the possibility of republicans switching party to support hillary clinton. betsy, good to see you this morning. >> thanks for having me. >> it's one thing, betsy, for republicans not to support
trump. it's nanother thing for them to switch parties and vote for hillary clinton. how does she convince them to do that? >> the reality is that donald trump has done so much to really anger and disturb many prominent conservative activists that they'd be willing to vote for d daffy duck over him. one thing i heard over the course of the evening, after a few hours after cruz dropped out, conservatives said, we need to not lie to ourselves. ben howe, a prominent conservative activist. he said, look, trump is terrible. he's going to devastate the conservative movement. i'm going to do everything i can to undermine him. that means by de facto, i'll be helping hillary clinton. i get that's what i'm doing and i'm okay with it. i've heard that from a decent number of conservatives. they're making peace with the fact that trump would be worse for their movement and ideals than clinton actually would >> interesting, because trump was pointing out that in the primary process, millions of republicans came out to vote for him and came out to vote in the
general, that maybe haven't been involved in the political system in the past. isn't that also a reality? >> reporter: certainly, it is. but for the conservative activists i've been speaking, they're much more concerned about principles and particular policy issues than they are about winning elections for the sake of winning elections. many of these evacuafolks are disillusioned with the post-tea party world, when they saw a wave of success in 2010 produce not that much in terms of deliverables on policy. they aren't interested in just having massive crowds with people making signs and emoting. what they actually want is see the country change, to become more conservative, and they believe that if trump's president, that's not going to happen. the fact that trump is electable is not an upside to the middle. >> and most of the fallout we've heard so far is from activists, conservative members of former administrations. kornacki, steve kornacki, my colleague, just talked to a former white house chief of staff, andy kard this last hour. let me play a little bit of that
for you. >> if you were in the voting booth today, donald trump, hillary clinton, a couple third party candidates, where would you put the check mark? >> i would probably write in a name today. i would write in another name. >> you know, trump, yesterday or the day before yesterday said, it is -- he wants to unite the party, but not all of the people in the party. because some simply will not go with him. i mean, is this -- are these the cards of the world. are these the parts that can just not ever vote for trump? >> without a doubt, there's a significant chunk. we don't know how big, but a significant chunk of the republican party that just isn't going to make peace with it. morning consult did a poll before cruz dropped out of cruz supporters. they found 13% of cruz supporters in a trump versus clinton matchup would vote for clinton. they also found that 25% of cruz supporters weren't sure what they would do. in other words, were open to the possibility of voting for clinton. we're talking about a lot of people here. many of whom live in states that are actually going to be in play. i think probably the calculation
that we're hearing from a lot of these conservatives, one image that i see shared significantly on social media, facebook, twitter, is this idea of the hamilton rule. of course, alexander hamilton despised john adams so much that he was willing to jeopardize the 1800 presidential election, because he said, look, if we're going to have an enemy at the head of the government, let it be someone we're not responsible for. let it be someone we can oppose, rather than it being someone who pretends to be one of us, but who's going to embarrass and destroy our group, our organization. conservatives feel that way about trump. and that's why i think a significant number are going to defect. >> betsey woodruff, good seeing you this morning. thanks for being with me this morning. >> sure thing. >> there's a great interesting story, kind of a side story, but donald trump's own words are being used against him in latin america. a group of soccer teams releasing new ads featuring trump's comments against undocumented immigrants. let's get the details now from msnbc senior editor of video and digital content, cal perry. good to see you.
>> good morning. we're talking about the copa cup. this is 16 nations. this is going to be played in america. this is the centennial games, the 100th anniversary taking place between june 3rd and june 26th. in the past 24 hours, in argentina, this ad has emerged and it harkens back to that trump speech from a year ago, where he talks about mexico not sending their best. and it's their way of getting people psyched up about the games. take a listen. >> they're coming from all over. they're coming from south america. these are total killers. these are not the nice, sweet little people you'd think, okay. we have no protection. anybody can come in. it's very easy and it shouldn't be that way. we need to build a wall. >> so this is a sign of things to come. the argentinian national team was not the first to do this. i should say, the mexico national team did this a few months ago. and it played huge in mexico. it's obviously very entertaining for some football fans down there, but the implications here in the election are, of course,
far more serious. and we've seen hillary clinton already responding or really using the balance of this on twitter, tweeting in spanish, and i'll give you a quick translation here. she tweets, trump is the presumptive nominee nor the republican party. we cannot allow his hateful and dangerous rhetoric to get in or near, depending on how you want to translate it, the white house. so clearly immigration is going to be one of the tent poles that's used either by sanders or by clinton when they start to attack trump. and i think it's also important, we note, we're going to have to keep monitoring these social media pages of donald trump, of hillary clinton, because you can spin off an advertisement now a day, in a way you couldn't do it in previous elections. and of course, this is something we haven't seen in previous elections. the need for a candidate to be bilingual, jose. i can't think of another election where we've seen the use of spanish so up-front in people's campaigns and in their attacks. >> absolutely, cal. and by the way, on a very
sports-related issue, cal, messe, who was shown from the argentine team, when trump says, they're killers, he's absolutely right. messe is a killer player. >> that guy's a killer! >> he's a killer, no question about it. >> that's right. >> nothing funny about messe when you're on the other team. >> and this is why this ad, when you flip it on, you're sitting in buenos aires and flip that ad on, you're having a chuckle. >> you are seeing -- you're getting a chuckle anywhere in the world, because messi is a world-class player. up next, after nearly two weeks after his death, a twist in the investigation into how prince died. could the person who placed the 911 call be facing criminal charges? and wildfires in california forcing nearly 100,000 people from their homes. the next here on msnbc live. to . before earning 1% sh back everywhere, every time
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we're following several new developments this morning in the death of prince. the u.s. attorney's office in minneapolis tells nbc news, they are joining the investigation into his death. we're also learning new details about the hours leading up to prince's death. blake mccoy joins us from minnesota. good morning. what are the very latest details? >> well, jose, good morning to you. it's been exactly two weeks now since prince was found dead here at his paisley park estate. and in the hours before, there was a life-saving mission to save him. an attorney representing someone named dr. howard cornfeld, an addiction specialist from california, says dr. cornfeld was reached out to just the night before prince died by prince's representatives, saying he needed emergency help, and asking the doctor to come immediately. dr. cornfeld, who works in the san francisco bay area, couldn't make it out here right away, so he sent his son, andrew, instead. and the plan was to device a confidential treatment plan for prince. according to the attorney, this is what happened when andrew
cornfeld arrived here to paisley park. >> when he arrived, prince was not available. they went looking for prince, couldn't initially find him. they saw -- the staff representatives apparently found him in an elevator, unconscious. >> andrew did have synthetic opiates on him at the time, that is confirmed by the attorney, but the attorney says that he never gave prince anything. those synthetic opiates are used to wean people off of prescription painkiller addictions. since andrew was part of the team that found prince and called 911, he is protected under minnesota's good samaritan law. all of this seems counter to what the people closest to prince and prince's attorney have said, is that prince was living a clean lifestyle, showed no signs of drug addiction, but all signs are pointing to a
prescription painkiller addiction. it will be those toxicology results that come back over the next few weeks that confirm that story. in the meantime, the u.s. attorney here in minneapolis and the dea have joined in the investigation to lend local authorities their expertise when it comes to investigating prescription painkillers. jose? >> blake mccoy, thank you very much. new reaction this morning from the governor of michigan, a day after president obama visited the city of flint, as residents continue to deal with the fallout from lead contamination in their drinking water. the president reassured residents the water is now safe, as long as it's properly filtered. and he drank a glass of filtered water from the city. the president also urged parents to get their children tested for possible lead poisoning. michigan governor rick snyder was booed during his remarks in flint, ahead of the president. snyder has been criticized over the handling of the water crisis. he reacted a short time ago on "morning joe". >> my goal is to say, how do we solve the problem for the people of flint moving forward? and that's about all of us
working together, because there are multiple investigations that have happened and are happening to look at the past, and i'm cooperating with all of those. i hope everyone is, because let's get to the bottom of that, but at the same time, the important thing is, is how do we get better water supplies, how do we help the people of flint? and the filtered water is a positive step forward. >> you'll remember flint's water became contaminated after the city started drawing water from the flint river and officials failed to treat it properly, causing the lead contamination crisis, which continues to this very moment. i want to take you now to canada. 80,000 people evacuated. the city of ft. mcmurray in alberta as a wildfire rages on. take a look at this video, showing the inferno residents are trying to get away from. at least 1,600 structures have been destroyed as a blaze has already engulfed more than 25,000 acres. the mayor of ft. mcmurray is calling it a multi-headed monster, since hot temperatures mixed with the dry conditions are thought to have caused the fire. much more ahead. but first, check out this new
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presumptive gop nominee, now that both of his remaining opponents have dropped out of the race. >> i think hilly actually will be easier to beat than many of these senators, governors, et cetera, that we just were victorious with. >> this is, to me, a classic case of a blustering, bullying guy who has knocked out of the way all the republicans because they were just dumbfounded. they didn't know how to deal with him. >> now the clinton campaign is out with a new web ad, using the words of trump's former gop rivals against him. >> he's a con artist. >> a phoney. >> donald trump is the know-nothing candidate. >> donald is a bully. >> meantime, on cnbc this morning, donald trump said he is looking forward to debating clinton. >> i don't mind the debates. i think the debates are a good thing. by the way, hillary's not a bad
debater. i watched her, she's not a bad debater. but i think the debates will be positive for me. i sort of wish we had more than three. we have three. there are three scheduled. and i think we should perhaps have more than three. >> the presumptive republican nominee also said there's a good chance his vp pick could be one of his former rivals. >> well, i would say probably a 40% chance within the group. i've gotten to be friends with a lot of those people, and perhaps enemies with a couple. >> i also saw thing, donald, that you said about john kasich. your view of him has been rising in recent days, as far as possibly selecting him? >> well, i've had a good relationship with him and i really got along with him pretty well. i would say, probably it's unlikely that it will be john. i'm not sure that john even wants it. >> as trump continues to campaign, to officially clinch the republican nomination, he will hold a rally in west virginia later today, ahead of that state's primaryt