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this is "politics nation" with al sharpton. >> good morning, i'm al sharpton. we start this morning with a candidate who sparked a lot of controversy, critics say he's hijacked the party for his own ends. they question why he hasn't released tax returns yet and say he's too extreme to win. it's note donald trump, this candidate is bernie sanders. he's galvanized millions of young people and progressives. in the process, he's leveled
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harsh attacks on hillary clinton and now democratic leaders. >> let me also say a word to the leadership of the democraticic party -- it can do the right thing and open its doors, the other option for the democratic party which i see is a very sad and tragic option is to choose to maintain its status quo structure, remain dependent on big money, campaign contributions -- >> sanders says he'll fight all the way to the convention, triggering fears in the party that he'll damage clinton. one person cheering him on, donald trump. >> she's going to win because the system is it so rigged. even though bernie wins, wins,
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got inno superdelegates. >> i'll take a lot of things bernie said and using them. i can get very good material. >> he's been tough on her. i'd like him to keep going because the longer he goes the more i'm going to like it. >> trump might want sanders to stay in but the clinton campaign says the contest is already finished. she's got 277 more pledged delegates, 488 more superdelegates and 3 million more votes. >> i will be the nominee for my party, chris, that is already done in effect, there's no way i won't be. >> joining me now is bernie sanders' campaign manager, jeff weaver. thank you for being here, jeff. >> my pleasure, happy to be here. >> senator sanders acknowledges it's a quote, steep climb to get
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the nomination. what's your plan to win? >> well, the plan reverend sharp ton in the final contest to the senator to substantially close the gap in pledge delegates with secretary clinton and go to the convention and make an appeal to superdelegates who are party leaders and elected officials that bernie sanders has the momentum and the polling shows consistently that he's the best candidate to beat donald trump. the superdelegates will have to take a hard look and pick the kabd date best able to beat trump and help democrats up and down the ballot. >> i take it from that, you're not going to challenge the whole structure of superdelegates, you're going to actually appeal to them, not try to remove them? >> i think obviously a part of what senator sanders will want to address at the convention are for future elections what the process should be in terms of having open primaries to bring more young people into the process and whether we should have superdelegates and numbers that we have them, whether there are ways to encourage same day
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registration and other things that will broaden the base of the party and create a lasting strength of the democratic party going forward. >> but you will not take that stand going in. you will not take a moral stand against the superdelegates you're going to be appealing to the superdelegates to come to you. >> yes, sir, absolutely. >> now, let me ask you this, "new york times" had a provocative headline saying senator sanders is willing to quote, harm secretary clinton in the homestretch. are you concerned about potentially damaging clinton's general election if she's the nominee? >> absolutely not. i mean, that story reverend sharpton, often times the campaigns are criticized media and what have you, that's par for the course. i have to say in this particular piece, that is one of the worse the pieces of journalism i've
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seen. in terms of the more broadly the question you asked, i think in 2008 what we found when secretary clinton went all the way to the end of the process against then senator barack obama and senator obama ran a tremendously strong presidential candidate, winning and winning states democrats had not won in many years, indiana, north carolina, that put to rest this myth out there that long primaries somehow hurt the nominee. as long as the democratic primary process goes on we'll have a discussion on the important issues much america. >> to be clear, you're not trying to hurt secretary clinton? >> 100% not trying to hurt secretary clinton. >> let me ask you this. last fall i asked senator sanders what message would he use for -- to get a diverse voting base. here's part of what he said. >> invest in education and invest in jobs, stop sending our
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kids into jail disproportiona disproportionately african-american and hispanic. as we introduce myself to the african-american and latino communities, all over this country, i think you'll see us doing quite well there. >> but jeff, in key primaries exit polls show sanders performed poorly among african-american voters and won 14% of the black vote in south carolina, 15% in texas, just 25% in new york. was the sanders campaign surprised by those results? >> well, we would have liked to obviously have done better with the african-american voters as a whole. in many states in fact we -- he won -- senator sanders won the african-american vote, voters under 45 and has been doing better and better with african-american voters as this process has gone along -- >> but throughout most of the primaries he did nowhere near winning the african-american vote? >> that's true.
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especially early on reverend sharpton, when we were competing in the southern states early on. he was not as well known and the secretary has a deep roots in the south. she was first lady of arkansas for a dozen years and first lady of the united states. as the campaign has gone along and we moved more north where the secretary and bill clinton did not have as deep political roots, bernie sanders has done better and better with african-american voters and latino voters. >> let's be real clear, you did not win the african-american vote, even in the north. let me ask you this, donald trump, he is recycling some of bernie sanders' statements against mrs. clinton. how do you deal with that and does that bother you? >> let me say this, you're a reverend, even the devil will speak the truth for his own purposes. donald trul p will say what he says. he has plenty of ways to attack secretary clinton. he's trying to court bernie sanders voters. i don't think he will be
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successful. the people who supported bernie sanders care about the issues that bernie sanders is talking about, the type of voter is different than the type of voter that supports donald trump. he can do what he wants i don't think he's going to be successful. whoever the democratic nominee is, whether it's secretary clinton or senator sanders, we're going to have a unified party and go out there and work to defeat trump, who i think will be a very strong candidate. we have to come together and work hard and make sure that trump is defeated and we retake the senate and house. >> jeff weaver, thank you for your time. >> always a pleasure. >> all right. joining me now is the chief clinton pollster and strategist, joel bennison. >> thank you, reverend. >> are you concerned sanders could hurt clinton in the general election by staying in the race and continuing to attack sner? >> we'd rather see a unified
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party as early as we can. senator sanders at one point said he would do everything he could to help defeat donald trump. and the quicker we get to that point the better off we'll all be. that's the real threat we're going to face going forward. >> are you worried it will be hard to get sanders supporters in big numbers to come over to secretary clinton? >> look, i think what we've said is we'll have to work and do our part to win them over. i think they are very energized group of voters, but they are also very progressive voters and there's going to be a pretty stark choice come november between what hillary clinton will offer as the democratic candidate and what donald trul p will be offering, who's been delivering an array of divisive rhetoric, whether he's demonizing immigrants or muslim people. i think the choice is going to be pretty stark. i think we'll be able to work very hard and get them united with the united democratic party. the stakes are pretty high. >> how do you reach out to them
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without alienating some of your more moderate voters and some say voters that may be leaning towards mrs. clinton because they don't want to go with mr. trump but at the same time they don't want to go all the way to what they -- what they perceive as the hard left? >> i don't think winning them over means adopting bernie sanders positions. he's made a strong case for his positions, hillary clinton has been a progressive her whole life. they've had some differences and as she has said repeatedly, the differences between hillary clinton and bernie sanders are a lot smaller than the differences we have with donald trump. for example, we believe that we need to get to 100% of health care. we're 90% of the way there. we have different ways of getting to 100%. we believe in raising the minimum wage for working people. we have a different way of doing it and what the federal floor should be. so i think there's a lot more in common that we have with them, by talking about issues that affect people's working lives
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and how they educate their children and get down the crippling college debt young people are facing, we win them back. and not least of all as we go to the fall, an array of social issues where the republicans are so out of touch led by mr. trump and we and bernie sanders voters and hillary clinton's voters are very much aligned. >> you said two months ago donald trump wasn't a quote, threat, to flip blue states to his side. are you still feeling that comfort? >> any of the states that people are talking about him putting into play, we're going to play in those states anyway, florida, ohio, pennsylvania, michigan, those states are states that we need to win as democrats but we've got more territory that we can compete on than they have with us. >> you're the chief pollster for mrs. clinton, where's trump most vulnerable? >> you mean geographically or in terms of issues? >> both. well, i think you know, on
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friday, secretary clinton said that she didn't believe donald trump was qualified to be president. in particular based on an array of things he said in a foreign policy field. one of the big tests here, we're not just electing the president, we're electing a commander in chief and leader of the free world. when you have a candidate on the republican party side praising a brutal did tatder in north korea who thinks we should have more nuclear arms in the world and more countries having them and insults the newly elected muslim mayor of england -- >> london. >> london, sorry, and pull out of nato, which is one of our strongest alliances, you just have to question what this man is thinking when it comes to what it takes to be leading the world and particularly with the challenges we have. we need our allies to defeat isis and face new challenges and control the spread of nuclear weapons, not a president who wants to add to them.
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>> joel benenson, thank you for your time this morning. >> thank you, reverend. >> up next -- trump at the top of the gop ticket and down ballot republicans running scared. we'll show case a senate race where the incumbent could be in big trouble. plus, the gop lawmaker who wants to put more people in prison. we'll take you inside the school where the slogan is no justice, no peace. every time i drive. ...want my number? and cash back for driving safe. and the power to automatical find your car... i see you car! and i got the power to know who's coming and when if i break down. ...you must be gerry. hey... in means getting more from your car insurance with the all-powerful drivewise app. it's good to be in, good hands. i'vand i'm doing just fine. allergies. claritin provides 24-hour relief of symptoms that can be triggered
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the top of the ticket always has a significant effect. >> i fully intend to support our nominee. >> we're back with our election year series, the trump effect, gop under pressure. today is north carolina where
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senator richard burr is trying to win a third term. he's getting a serious challenge from demtebra ross, a former state lawmaker, she's hitting burr for supporting north carolina's bathroom bill and endorsing donald trump. >> i've supported donald trump and i'll campaign with donald trump in north carolina. i'm supportive of his presidency and i believe that what america needs is we need new leadership. >> joining me now is deborah ross. thank you for being here first of all. >> it's my pleasure. >> now, what's your reaction to senator burr saying he will be out campaigning with donald trump? >> well, clearly senator burr isn't interested in running on his own record in congress of more than 20 years and that record is really out of touch
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with what people in north carolina and north america care about. he's decided run on donald trump's report. >> senator burr doesn't not support the proposed ban on muslims. is he trying to have it both ways here? >> well, that's a really good question. we're going to have to ask richard burr every time donald trump makes one of these statements, is he with donald trump or isn't he with donald trump. i don't understand why he won't run on his own record but probably because it's out of touch with what people in north carolina really care about and really need. >> now, one of the things that is troubling a lot of people, including myself is the very tough voter i.d. laws in north carolina. in fact senator burr himself made headlines when he couldn't vote because he didn't bring his i.d. to the polls when he was
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voting. shouldn't that have taught him how these laws can really restrict people's rights to vote and in many ways impede the voting of citizens in the country that are legitimate voters? >> i couldn't agree with you more. when i was in the legislature, i chaired the election law committee and i worked on a lot of election law legislation to increase the ability for people to vote. i adamantly opposed to these new restrictions that have been put on and to repealing some of the good laws that we put in place. >> now, let me ask you this, one law that has made a lot of national news is the north carolina bathroom laws and senator burr has said he's against the federal government intervening in the bathroom laws in north carolina. you've been on the other side. could you explain your opposition to this bathroom
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bill? >> absolutely. so i'm against the bathroom bill because discrimination in any form is wrong. hb2, what the bill is calleded, prohibits local governments from having a minimum wage higher than the federal minimum wage, $7.25. several of our local governments set a higher minimum wage because the standard of living and the cost of living in those areas is higher. and this bill would keep local governments from being able to do that. this law is bad for north carolina. it's bad for our economy and it's horrible for the image of our state. >> deborah ross, thank you for your time this morning. >> oh, it was great speaking with you. take care. >> next -- meet the republican senator who thinks america isn't locking enough people up. that's how i am. red head fred. ultra rare. i collect these too.
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the fight to fix america's broken criminal justice system is picking up speed. in just the last couple of weeks, reform bills have moved forward in iowa, alaska and maryland. but at the national level, there are still some who don't see the need for change. tom cotton is trying to block the reform bill in congress and this week made headlines with this. >> modern sentencing law and policing techniques have reduced the social problems, not created thep. whole sale criminal leniency would not only be ineffective but lead to more crime and more poverty and lives lost. if anything, we have an under incarceration problem. >> we have an under-incarceration problem? we should put more people in prison? really? america already has over 2 million people behind bars.
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we have 5% of the world's population but 25% of its inmates. and senator cotton's bold solution is to make this problem worse? we need to fix the issues in our criminal justice system and that includes policing fixing flaws in the system while celebrating those offices who do protect and serve. just like president obama did this week when he gave out the medal of valor at the white house. >> i'm proud to stand with you as we celebrate police week and most of all i'm proud to be with the heroes on the front row. our nation has a responsibility to support those who serve and protect us and keep our streets safe. >> my next guest has seen both sides of law and order and the law and order divide. cory ba ges is a retired deputy inspector with the new york
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police department and author of the new book, "once a cop." thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> let me start with this, based on your 21 years of experience, do you think we should be putting more people in prison? >> definitely not. i mean, i was astonished to hear that comment. it sounded like that senator is looking for some attention or sound bite because history has shown the rockefeller law has decimated families out here and in new york state, you don't need to put more people in jail. putting people in jail especially like for t drug laws, they are not getting treatment. they are going to jail and becoming more criminalized. they are going in there for a misdemeanor and next time they come to jail they are going for a felony. >> then that's when a lot of crime reform bills and president is dealing with. but there's also a lot of talk about the ferguson effect. how videos and cell phones are affecting policing.
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what's your take on that? >> i was a major advocate for videotape until i saw the eric garner case. here we saw a man get murdered, it was a homicide. it was a murder. we saw it and it was cut and dry. i just knew that these cops were going to be held accountable and you saw what happened. then i thought about it and i figured out that video is a piece of it. it's one piece. it's something good, we need it because video can exxon rate the cop and find a cop guilty. it's for transparency, too long we had unarmed black men killed and hispanic killed, no video. we think how many are dead right now from the '70s and 80s and '90s with no video. >> many of us question that that didn't have a video to go by and people thought we were making it up. on the other side you talk about good policing. in your book you talk about how to prevent crime and it's not
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harassment or abusive searches, you wrote, quote, give young people support and opportunities and a real sense of hope and they won't commit crimes. this isn't rocket science. why don't we hear more police officers talk like this? >> well, you have to understand, rev, policing is very much machismo job. a lot are third and fourth generation, getting information saying this is how you do it -- times have changed. you have first generation people coming up like me. i'm not getting nobody whispering in high ear saying this is how you treat these people. i'm coming in with new technology and new information -- >> these people is you, i was fascinated by your book and story. you had a provocative life story to say the least. growing up in queens, you were a
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teenage drug dealer and what made you go another route? >> well, december 12th, 1986 i had my oldest son and held him in my arms and said what kind of hero many ip going to be for him. >> come out of jail and throw a barbecue because i came home? no, i want him to be a productive citizen of united states. when you sell drugs, it's dead on jail. there's no options. for me to be hustling in the streets for five years and i was heavily involved in the drug game but there was no police around and police was getting paid off back in the '80s. it's a lot different now. i was working for one of the major drug con glom rates, the supreme team, police was getting paid off every week. it's a different story now. for me to survive five years and some of the incidents that put a gun at somebody's chest and tried to kill them to get kaugtd with 300 viles of crack cocaine.
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i had so many moments where somebody was tell me -- i believe it was god telling me, you've kbot to get out of these streets and i made the choice december 12th, 1986. i've got to get out of here. >> holding your kid in your arms. >> holding him. >> do you believe and you're an example of giving people a second chance because look what happened to you, you're out there doing all of that and had a second chance. you went on to be deputy inspector of new york city police department and author to tell the whole story. >> i definitely believe in second chances. when you read that america, i hope you buy the boork, it's in three parts, you have the hustler and cop and executive. if you stopped at the hustler part, r exgt v and guess the rest of the story, i'm dead on in jail. >> if you don't read the other two parts, i'm dead on in jail. in the second part you see a fascinating transformation of life. i still always kept it right. i still was me, didn't lose my
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identity, young black man -- if you grow up around gangsters and drug dealers, that's what it is. if i grew up around stockbrokers, i would have been on wall street. i got involved with it but still have moral values to say you know you're doing wrong but i was hungry and had to eat and did things i'm not proud of doing. it made me into the person and man that i am today. >> retired n wrypd deputy spkte check out his new book "once a cop", the street, the law, two worlds, one man. >> straight ahead -- donald trump compares ferguson to iraq. his comments that landed him in our gotcha next. why do so many businesses
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this week a lot of people i know were upset when donald trump compared cities here in the u.s. to iraq. trump said, quote, there are places in america that are among the most dangerous in the world. you go to places like oakland, or ferguson, the crime numbers are worse seriously. people in oakland were not amused. >> to make such a mean spirited and ignorant statement about oakland, i couldn't just let that stand. >> that led to the mayor sebd this tweet, let me be clear, the most dangerous place in america is donald trump's mouth. >> she said it, i didn't. but let's look at ferguson and some other kinds of danger that trump should be worried about. isn't it dangerous to be one of the 22% of the city's population living in poverty?
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i've had a wonderful time tonight. me too. call me tomorrow? i'm gonna send a vague text in a couple of days that leaves you confused about my level of interest. i'll wait a full two days before responding perfect. we're never going to see each other again, will we? no, no. wouldn't it be great if everyone meant what they said? the citi double cash card does. it lets you earn double cash back: 1% when you buy, and 1% as you pay. the citi double cash card. double means double. >> what about what clinton has done? for example, i look at the "new york times," are they going to interview paula jones and kathleen willie and one case it's about exposure and another case it's about groping and fondling and touching against a woman's will. >> and rape. >> and rape. >> ever feel compelled to defend your honor, the honor of your
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husband with statements that he's making that go to the core of the relationship? >> no, not at all. i know that that's exactly what he is fishing for and you know, i'm not going to be responding. >> this week the political fight between hillary clinton and donald trump got very personal. the attacks from trump could be just a preview of what's to come. perhaps even in face to face debates live on national tv. the clinton campaign says she won't directly address trump's accusations about her husband's past. instead, she's going after his credentials as possible commander in chief. >> do you think that donald trump is qualified to be president? >> no, i do not. the kinds of positions estating and the consequences of those
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positions and even the consequences of his statements are not just offensive to people, they are potentially dangerous. >> let's bring in christina greer, professor of political science at fordham university and republican strategist susan del percio. thanks for being here. >> great to be here. >> susan, what happened to trump's primary rivals when they went after him and how should clinton handle him? >> well, they went down in flames as we saw. donald trump was never supposed to come as far as he did. and he largely did it based on personality and personal attacks. the clinton folks have to be ready for these personal attacks but i think hillary clinton's right in not responding, it does give her a chance to work on her favorable numbers, which she has to get up and she'll probably rely on her super pac to do adds like last week using donald trump's own words against him
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and look for the super pac to go after donald trump and keep negatives as high as they are, he is specially with women. >> i want to play some of trump's personal attacks just from this last week. let me play this first. watch. >> she's married to a man who is the worst abuser of women in the history of politics. >> crooked hillary clinton wants to abolish the second amendment. >> the weak hillary clinton -- >> suffers from bad judgment. >> she's a very flawed candidate. >> she was an unbelievably nasty mean enabler. >> can hillary clinton afford to just ignore this kind of barrage? >> at a certain point she'll need to use her surrogates to address these things but she has been very careful to not go down in the abyss with trump. he deals from the bottom of the deck and he is a flawed kant
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date personally in a lot of ways. when you think about the mark twain addage, be careful, passers by may not know the difference -- >> i thought my mother said that. >> she has to be careful not to go down to the gutter with trump because he can always go even lower than she can. we know he's going to try to expose so much personal drama and baggage from the '90s. if she starts with his multiple wifs and cheating and things with miss america, miss universe pa pageants we're getting into a reality show situation. he's the reality show candidate of the 21st century. if she wants to present her self as commander in chief, she has to combat his language and show she's not a mean -- these genders terms he's using against her. >> is there a danger in her not dealing with some of this or is it a danger for her to get down in the mud?
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>> just to follow up on what christine was saying, usually you have surrogates do a lot of work for you. usually your spouse is your best surrogate and that has come off the table with bill clinton because i think what donald trump is focusing on doing, not getting hillary clinton to respond but to get bill clinton to respond. >> the problem is bill clinton has been speaking out of school every now and again. he's not always on message. donald trump is trying to lure bill clinton -- >> that's what i just said. >> she needs people like elizabeth warren -- >> she also needs to look strong. it's a very difficult time for hillary clinton. she's getting hit from the left. she's getting hit from the right. she needs to show that she can stand up on her own two feet and doesn't need the surrogates she's willing to take on at least part of what donald trump -- >> let me bring it to another matter here, a new cbs/new york times poll shows hillary is up six points on trump in the general election, but both have
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very low favorablety levels. in november will people be voting for one candidate or against the other one? >> right now it looks like the next president will be disliked and not trusted by the american public. whichever one it is, that's where those numbers take you. no one likes them and trusts them above 50%. some cases they are down in the 20s and 30s. that is a real problem and i think that's -- and that kind of circumstance, that means you're voting against something or out of fear, you're not voting for somebody -- >> that's where trump is trying to get republicans -- >> that's what he's trying to do right now. >> i'm running out of time. i want to ask christine, i have to go to this, at the nra conference this week, trump criticized clinton using some coded us versus them kind of language. watch this. >> hillary wants to disarm vulnerable americans in high crime neighborhoods, hillary
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clinton will release violent criminals from jail, more so than even obama. she wants people released that you wouldn't want to walk on the street with or look at. >> you wouldn't want to walk down the street with, you wouldn't want to look at. with this kind of coded language work in the general election? >> it's not coded. i think what he's actually exposing is for a large percentage of americans especially republicans, this actually is working. this is mobilizing him. hillary clinton's biggest fear is people will stay home, especially black americans and latinos. even with trump's hate rhetoric there are many blacks and latinos that aren't excited about this candidacy. he's using this language to mobilize whites who feel as though obama has taken everything away from them -- >> couldn't this turn up moderate republicans and independents as well? >> it's a very fine line that he walked at that nra endorsement. that's for sure. at first my reaction was no more safe zones.
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he said we want to get rid of those and first reaction was women are going to go nuts over that, when it comes to children because they want to feel safe and that they are children are safe and there are certain places that will take place. but now, when you -- let me finish, when he continued with his speech, he brought it in a way that changed it into leadership and that's where he is -- needs to get his marks up, is he a good leader? he's right now in that poll you referred to about tied with hillary clinton. that's where he's going to have to get that number up in order to take her on fully in november. >> christina greer and susan del percio, thank you both for being here. have a great sunday. >> you too. >> still ahead, we head uptown to the bronx where one school is teaching an invaluable lesson about healthy living. allergies distracting you?
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i believe it because somehow the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice. >> now to our bending towards justice series. you've heard me say no justice, no peace. well, our next story is all about no justice, no peas. food desserts are neighborhood with little access to healthy food and the impact is real. lower income kids are more than twice as likely to be obese than higher income kids. as the first lady says, this is a central issue for america's childr children. >> we can't afford not to give our kids nutritious food, when
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we're spending hundreds of billions of dollars treating obesity related illnesses, this is a serious issue. we need to be doing something about it. >> one school in the south bronx is working to change things on a grass roots level. literally. by teaching kids how to plant and grow vegetables, they are changing the way kids eat, learn and live. politics nation went to that school to get the story. >> my name is steven rits and i'm ceo of bronx county and founder of green bronx machine. >> this is the only school that opens up on four sides, all four sides into public housing. we have some of the most chronic unemployment, underemployment, childhood obesity and diabetes in new york city.
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it's easier to get liquor than it is to get lettuce in this neighborhood. i decided to build the national health wellness and learning center right here in one of the most malined and misnamed neighborhoods in all of new york city. we have our tower gardens and seed tables and bicycle power blenders and generators. nothing is more exciting than watching a kid plant a seed and seeing that seed germ i nate and grow. >> like to grow tomato. >> if they like pepper mint, especially that one. >> this is sage and this is tarragon. >> it's easier to raise healthier children than fix broken man. >> do you think if i put bleach my plants would live? >> no. >> once a month we do a program with the students. >> two plus seven is what? >> 99.
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>> i work with mrs. obama on the let's move program. it's about developing a curiosity about life, about food, about their education, when they cook it and grow it and when they nurture it, they are more inclined to eat it. >> what is this? it's a lima bean. wow. when they start succeeding it was game changing. school performance has increased and school attendance has increased. >> my son goes to school here in the fourth grade. collard greens and salad. he likes spinach now. >> baked poe tatd toes which are healthier than fried potatoes and it tastes exactly like french fries. >> they grow their own vegetables and it's more healthy for them. >> these kids here are taking that knowledge that they are learning here and taking it back home to their families. >> every two weeks we grab them.
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very good. >> the program should be in every school, every home in america. we have satellite programs in st. louis, a replica of this classroom using our very tower garden technology, installed in the u.s. botanical gardens and college who are in college are policeman, teachers substance abuse controllers. i believe my next barack obama could be right here in this room. we're growing vegetables but i'm growing people and that's the most exciting thing. >> garlic? >> me! >> this is how change happens. one person, one community at a time. access to healthy affordable food is definitely a civil rights issue. to learn more about the program, go to greenbronxmachine.org. that does it for me. thanks for watching and keep the conversation going, like us at
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