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he's done a good job. jane is telling you the story. buy the book and you'll know about money and how it's working its way in politics. usually on the hard right. this is "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. all in with chris hayes starts right now. tonight. >> a small insecure money grubber who doesn't care who gets hurt so long as he makes a profit off it. >> the democratic onslaught continues. >> we don't need a predator to be our president. >> shame, shame. >> a good result in donald trump's world is he gets his and you get hurt. >> tonight, clinton and the democrats keep landing blows with a coordinated attack. we'll show you trump's response. >> i'm a businessman. that's what i'm supposed do. then separating the fact from the fiction in today's clinton e-mail report.
major news on voting rights in ohio. and how donald trump cashed in after the crash. >> welcome to the trump network. >> donald trump and the recession-proof vitamin scheme. >> the trump network wants to give millions of people with a renewed hope and an exciting plan to opt out of the recession. when all in starts right now. >> let's get out of this recession right now. good evening from new york. i'm chris hayes. several people were arrested this afternoon outside a donald trump rally in anaheim, california where numerous clashes broke out between trump supporters and protesters. this follows a scene from last night in albuquerque. protesters attacked the police. trump today dismissed those protesters as thugs who were applying the mexican flag. trump is now facing a
coordinat coordinated assault on a single issue. his 2006 response about the responsibility of a real estate crash. >> i sort of hope that happens because then people like me would go in and buy. if you're in a good position, which i'm in a good cash position today then people like me would go in and buy like crazy. if there is a bubble burst people like me can make a lot of money. >> in a speech last night the senator of massachusetts tore into trump for saying he quote sort of hopes for a crash. >> what kind of a man roots for people to get thrown out of their house? what kind of man roots for people to get thrown out of their jobs, to root for people to lose their pensions, to root for two little girls in clark county nevada to end up living
out of a van? what kind of man does that? i'll tell you what kind of man does that. it is a man who cares about no one but himself. a small -- a small insecure money grubber who doesn't care who gets hurt so long as he makes a profit off it. >> warren is just one of several democrats absolutely hammering trump over his comments. >> i saw families devastated and apparently mr. trump was celebrating their devastation. to build your dreams on the ashes of others, that's heartless. >> is this how he views other crisis? if we have a zika virus ka tastfy hit our people does he think he can make money off the zika virus. >> penched in the gold plated
towers of the trump building in new york city there was a billionaire there saying i hope this happens, i hope the housing market collapses, i hope people get thrown from their homes, i hope they file bankruptcy because that would be good for me. shame. shame. >> the attacks put trump somewhere he has rarely been this entire presidential campaign, on the defensive. >> they've got some clip of me from many years ago where i'm saying if it goes down i'm going to buy. i'm a businessman. that's what i'm supposed to do. that's what i'm supposed to do. i feel badly for everybody. what am i going to do? i'm in business. never thought i was going to run for office. >> trump was responding to a video spotlighting his comments from hillary clinton who has been relentlessly attacking trump over his comments. >> she goes and donald trump is a terrible person and he wanted to buy housing when it was at a
low point. who the hell doesn't? who doesn't? >> campaigning in california today clinton mocked trump's reaction. >> you know what he said in response? well, he bragged about what he did. he said and i'm quoting now, that's the kind of thinking our country needs. he said profiting off working people losing their homes would be a, quote, good result. so a good result in donald trump's world is he gets his and you get hurt. >> joining me no is the congressman from pennsylvania. as we've been charting on this program from never trump to always trump with trump curious as one of the options where are you. >> as you know i've been a john kasich supporter, he's out of the race and i have not
committed to donald trump for a whole host of reasons. the lack of policy substance and many of the comments so i have not committed to him and that's where i am. >> congressman, were you rooting for a housing crash in 2006? >> absolutely not. >> were the members of your district, your constituents do you think they were rooting for a housing crash. >> no, no, nobody was. >> we've seen mayor michael bloomberg ran new york while he maintained his empire. could you imagine a scenario where donald trump continues running his businesses and finding lots of profit opportunities in the crisis that will unfold in any country during his presidency. >> let me say that obviously from a political standpoint those comments were not helpful to him but i suspect they won't hurt him as much as many would thing. he's said a lot of things and
maybe these comments have hurt him but he's survived a lot of comments about pows, disabled, muslims so i would just caution on that. on the issue of the housing crisis i want to look at a story my late father-in-law back in the late '90s he bought a property from the bank that foreclosed on a business, apparent lee they went to bankruptcy and they bought the property. somebody suffered. they lost their building and the bank owned it and my father-in-law said it's at a low price and i'll buy it and he did and he did well with it. he didn't wish that person ill but he saw an opportunity. that happens in the business world, let's face it. when bad things happen some other people are going to be there to try to pick up the pieces and maybe do better by it, but again as a political matter it's obviously not very helpful to mr. trump. >> you raised that in. in 2009 donald trump saw a business opportunity. he was marketing for something called the trump network. look at this.
>> the trump network wants to give millions of people renewed hope and with an exciting plan to opt out of the recession. let's get out of this recession right now. >> this is something he was pedaling after people had been devastated by the worst financial crisis. people were working to buy a vitamin marketing kit. the business went bankrupt. what do you think about that. >> i don't know much about that business opportunity he was pursuing there but he's a businessman and he talks about it and he brags about it and that's why -- i have not endorsed him. apparently that's why many people are supporting him. he makes many comments that would be career enders for most politicians but when he says them it doesn't stick as much. >> do you think there's a reason why neither major party in the united states has nominated with as little experience as donald
trump since 1940. >> i think there's an anger about how washington is broke and he's tapped into that. >> reverse on the other side. people have been angry and the person they have channelled that has been someone who has aside from general isen hour they have picked someone who has run for office, knows a thing or two like you do about just what it means to be a representative. >> well, this is a very different kind of year. i think many of us are at a loss to explain what is on everyone's minds. let me say one thing about donald trump. he's pulled back the curtain if you will for the republican party. he's pulled back the curtain. what i mean by that is there is a stereotype of the base republican primary voter that that person is very
conservative, unyielding and donald trump has exposed that many republican primary voters clearly don't fit that particular model. >> you're correct about that. >> that's what's interesting. >> are you going to vote for this guy? >> i have not -- i have said i'm not prepared to support him at this time for all the reasons i stated. >> we're going to keep checking back with you. we'll be taking bets in our office pool on what date. thanks for being with us tonight. >> thank you. despite having secured the gop nomination donald trump spent today railing against hillary clinton and fellow republicans. hitting the south carolina governor and mocking jeb bush and even attacking previous gop presidential nominee mitt romney. >> i said mitt cannot run. he choked like a dog. did you ever see him in athletics?
he's a choker. you know the truth, i hate to say it, i hope we don't have too many in the audience, once a choker, always choker and he walks like a peng win on the stage. >> campaigning in new mexico last night trump went out of his way to criticize someone who has been hailed as a raising republican star someone many have urged trump to consider on his list for vice president the new mexico governor. >> since 2000 the number of people on food stamps in new mexico has tripled. we have to get your governor to get going. she has got to do a better job. your governor has got to do a better job. she's not doing the job. hey, maybe i'll run for governor of new mexico. i'll get this place going. >> those comments prompted hillary clinton to float a theory about the presumptive republican nominee.
>> last night he insulted the republican governor of new mexico. i don't know. he seems to have something about women. i don't know. >> trump's decision to attack the governor who many republicans have long hailed as the potential future of the party may seem like a head scratcher but these days trump seems more focussed on the past with pushing decades old allegations of bill clinton. that's not the only way in way team trump seems stuck in the '90s. it turns out one member of the team hasn't figured out that electronic maim thing either. they sent an e-mail seeking help from the republican national committee and exceed the spokesperson. she responded to the political reporter. she revealed what the campaign had planned. they were going to work on white
water as soon as possible. the governor thing to me, i guess she had said she was busy when he was in town and he took that as an insult but it's like what are you doing. >> i think it's a calculated attack. if it was a classic trump attack it would talk about the tapes that came out and the scannedle she went through about a year ago that really sort of dimmed her bright light in the short-term. i think this was basically a shot and a warning to other republicans, it's a warning to paul ryan, this is what's going to happen to you and it feeds in with a couple of his policy points right. he wants to get these talking point out there and i think it doesn't hurt to show he's not going to cow in the face of a woman or latino for that matter. it could backfire because i wonder if you're paul ryan at this point trump's plan is to
pick off the one individual and basically pound on them and say this is a lesson to the rest of you. >> that's right. >> be but that can backfire because if somebody else joins there, if it becomes some type of like small mass, for paul ryan this puts him in a horrible situation because if he's thinking 2020 or 2024 and he doesn't come to her defense this is pretty bad but if he does it's also bad. >> it spells out the stakes that this -- he's gone after nikki haley and went off scott walker and all these folks that were the future and to me what it shows it illustrates that they all -- if they're thinking of their own political future they're rooting for trump to lose because a trump victory means it's over for all of them. their political careers are done. they don't own the party and they've got nothing. >> i think it's true not just of the politicians but i think of a
whole host of -- >> thousands and thousands of people. >> without a doubt. this fits into the narrative of what they were talking about the democrats were talking about today. this is a guy who is out for himself and with all regards to the congressman businessmen may do this. vultures wait until someone dies and swoops down and picks at their bones. so i think that this is -- it's a strong attack and i think this is indicative of the way trump operates. >> i thought today was interesting like watching him play the hits i thought he found himself in the defensive and it's like let's go back, low energy jeb, let me go back to my happy place where i was pounding everyone. >> the congressman said donald
trump has been teflon. this whole thing about white water this is stuff that's going to win him another republican primary. >> thanks as always. >> my pleasure. still to come the full story about the vitamin supplement company that we mentioned bearing donald trump's name that went bankrupt why he told people they could opt out of the recession. first hillary clinton is kri criticized for using a private e-mail sever. she says collin poul used a private sever.
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prevented her e-mails from being preserved for the federal record. earlier today i spoke with the clinton campaign spokesperson and asked if clinton believes her e-mail practices were appropriate. >> if we knew the state department was not preserving those records i think we would have seen to set about to find a different way to make sure the records were being preserved. let's take a step back. she has said for many months now if she had this to do over again she would do it differently. she regrets the decision. to take the proper perspective here there's no new information that came to light in this report. >> the report also criticizes the state department as a whole for failing to manage the risk effectively. it finding hillary clinton was far from the first person in the state department to use a personal e-mail address noting that dozens of employees used a personal e-mail address and colin powell used his e-mail address exclusively.
what is your reaction to today's report and particularly the citation of your former boss at state? >> i think the protocols for the use of e-mails in the government have been rather speculative at best and at worst nonexistent for the time that e-mail has grown in terms of communication between government officials. i think that it's time if we haven't already and i've looked around and i don't think we have yet even to get a better handle on this. so i think there's blame all around the government bureaucracy for not recognizing the fact that people communicate by e-mails primarily these days and they have to have standards like every other means of communication. i think what we're seeing with rice and with my former boss and hillary although i think hillary has gone beyond that with a private sever is indicative of this. i think you would find in almost
department of government and every agency. >> it was striking to me that the report which really was quite critical of the secretary in terms of the violating the protocols and not getting clearance from the legal department of state even though her own lawyers looked at it. >> it's not really the legal department that would concern me. we had a secretary for management grant green. they now have a deputy secretary of state for management, another stupid move by the congress in micro managing the state department. they have a management department and a particular individual there by the name of patrick kennedy. if i'm looking at it right and my friends who remain in the state department are telling me about this right you've got an individual there that should have said to the secretary of state no way you're going to do this. no way. he should have been fully aware of every means she was using for communication. if i was going to blame someone at state, i'd reach in there to the management people. >> you were today attending a
conference on some national security and foreign policy issues and you've been pretty outspoken and advised the sanders campaign. as you watch this general election come into focus with donald trump as the presumptive nominee and making no alteration to the way he talks about issues whether foreign or domestic, what do you think we're seeing? >> well, i really had to smile at what your previous guest representative republican from pennsylvania had to say about removing the curtain on the republican party or removing the va veil. trump is the franken stein that i've been warning the party about and i'm a member of still that they produced. he's a representative of their intolerance and racism and he's a representative of the intolerance that spreads into things like we don't like women, we don't like minorities.
we like to build walls on the boarder and so forth. donald trump is a perfect figure from central casting and that central casting was created by my party, the republican party. so the representative was exactly right but from the wrong perspective. >> there's two lines of thinking, one is this is fundamentally even though he's been an abnormal candidate in certain ways that he would be a president and he would be a republican president and liberals might not like that but the republic will survive and there's people that say no this is beyond that. where do you come down on this? >> i think our system is resilient enough to withstand him. i would not like to see us have to go through the trial though. in my sort of bizarre moments i think donald trump designed this all along. his initial objective was to destroy the republican party and in many respects he has almost
accomplished that objective if not accomplished it. now in the process of doing that he's becoming enamored of himself and enamored of the possibilities he's created for himself. i don't think he thought he would get this far. now he's a candidate for president. i agree with the previous speaker. he's a candidate who has been successful with the 20% of those in this country that identify as republicans and that's not enough to win the white house. >> always a pleasure. thanks for joining me. coming, an update where we keep track of donald trump's most recent controversies that one would think might be campaign ending. (war drums beating)
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last week we introduced a new feature to stay on top of the stories about donald trump, stories that for any other candidate would be potentially campaign ending but for donald trump are merely a bump in the road, a momentary stumble before receiving into the news cycle's rear view mirror. at number one trump's treatment of women and number two trump pretre pretending to be his own pr guy to brag about miss businesses and sexual conquests some of which turned out to be true. on the chopping block on number ten trump's refusal to rule out nuking europe. that gets pushed out to make room for our newest story as we
update the list. now on top at number one trump's missing million dollar donation to the veterans. the revelation despite having said he gave $1 million of his own money to veterans it wasn't until a reporter started asking questions this week that he actually ponied up the money. donald tru moving to number nine trump's suggestion that ted cruz's dead helped lee harvey oswald. how trump promised to help people opt out of the recession coming up. ♪
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there's been a lot of talk in this presidential campaign about doing right by the nation's veterans, this as the longest war in this nation's history continues to stretch on. we have 2 1/2 million veterans with an array of needs when they come home. in his new book those needs are described and how we have only very recently moved away from triebl kinship. he crohn kels the way that that human closeness experienced on the battlefield vanishes once
soldiers return to modern society, a jarring transition that can produce ptsd even for those who didn't suffer trauma in the war. i recently got a chance to talk to him about his book. here's what i've liked about the book so far is that there is a cliche that we have about veterans which is they come back and they're forgotten and they're sort of tragic cases and you're getting at something really profound about what the experience of what they do in war is and how that differs from coming back. what is that. >> war provides the opportunity for unbelievable closeness and int masy with the men you're fighting. with the unit i was fighting with was all men so i'll say men. it's easier. but in mixed sex units the same
thing. the unbelievable intimacy and you're relying on these people for your life. an unbelievable bond. if you're in a platoon of 30 or 40 people living like that you're reproducing our evolutionary past. so you come back and you lose your tribe which we're wired for that. >> you make the case hundreds of thousands of years ago that's the way we lived. we've lived in the world of home depots and cars for a tiny time. >> that's right. you're sleeping and eating in a group and then you come back to modern society and if you come back to a tribal society you're okay. you're going from one group to another group, you come back to a modern society and because of it's after flewness has some of the highest rates of suicide and
depressi depression. you would think it would come with improved with mental health. loneliness is new in the human story. if you live in a group of 30 or 40 people you're never lonely. whatever the other stressors are you're never lonely. that's people come back and they've lost their little tribe and they're in this alan ating society that's hard on everybody and what they're experiencing -- 10% of the military experiences combat so the other 90% were not traumatiz traumatized. they have a high rate of depression when they come home. they call it ptsd but i think for a lot of them if they weren't in combat what they're experiencing is that disorder of transition. >> i was reading this and i had a conversation with a veteran who had done two tours in
afghanistan and came back and told me about working a job at home depot and having a moment where he looked around and he was like is this it. is this -- all right. i'll go down that aisle. there's this sense of meaning i think is part of what this book sort of is getting at. is there a way -- we're not going to preprodureproduce a tb society. is there a capturable part of what's lost here in our society. >> yes and no. i think we do a lot of things that are actively destructive to our sense of unity. we're not going back to a tribal society. if you wanted to try that you would have to ban the car. israel has a rate of ptsd of 1%. psychologist in israel atributes
that to national service. everyone services in the military. that experience with group purpose is enormously beneficial psyche logically. i think this would help this country th country. >> this is a longer conversation. all of the things that we talk about and we talk about the negative aspects of tribalism it's how do you detach one from the other. >> every nation needs an army. what about national service with a military option? >> there's many countries that have that. >> i think it's quite good. i think that would help us. more urgently the contempt that we've seen in the recent political season of political leaders and media leaders speaking with incredible lack of respect for their fellow citizens, for the president and congress and parts of the american demographic, that kind of tone is reserved for how you
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in person voting significantly more than other voters. this case is being appealed and it may reach the supreme court that is currently only eight justices with one sitting there not getting a hearing. it's widely expected to split on the issue. joini what's the significance of this ruling? >> it's important. what the judge found is that this particular provision in ohio golden week, it's a week in which voters in ohio can both do early voting and they can register and vote at the same time. what the evidence showed was that african-americans were five times more likely to use golden week than white voters. in fact 80,000 voters voted during that week in the 2012 election. so the judge's decision is a powerful one. of course it will be appealed. this is a big week for voting challenges as you noted we were
in new orleans yesterday in the fifth circuit court of appeals arguing an appeal to our texas voter id challenge. i didn't argue the case. another lawyer in our office did and she essentially laid out what the district court found which is that the texas voter id law was created for the purpose of discriminating against african-americans and latino voters. >> all this happening without the protection of a big part of the voting. >> this is what the shelby case brought. you have cases out of wisconsin and north carolina and virginia. all of these new voting laws, that's new restrictions on voting all came about after the 2013 decision in the shelby county case so this is the landscape that was created by the supreme court's decision. >> are we running out of runway to get this settled. that's my concern whatever the rulings are you want to know what the law is before election day. >> absolutely. we've had election day. now it's november and the
supreme court actually in the texas case said they expect the court of appeals to issue a decision by july 20th so there will be enough time for it to be decided before the november election. it's quite a landscape. >> that could really set up a tremendously intense high stakes battle. >> it's a huge high stakes battle. i think most people are thinking about the presidential elections but there are das and judges. >> thank you very much. up next the pitch donald trump made to struggling americans during the financial crisis saying they could opt out of the recession. that story and why it involves urine samples after the break. hmmmmmm.....
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let's get out of this recession right now. >> the scheme had a number of diet products and nutritional supplements including a supplement vitamin regime requiring users to send in a urine sample. according to a harvard doctor interviewed the process is a scam. it's a bogus program to make profit for the people selling it. it's fantasy. according to donald trump addressing a launch event in 2009 the the trump network was a sure thing investment. >> when i did the atrent tppren was a long shot. this is not a long shot. it's going to be something that's really amazing. i know other marketing companies and there's nothing like i've seen like what we're witnessing. this is an amazing pneumonhenom
>> according to cbs news he spent years traveling the country to promote the network and his buy in was a key selling point along with providing a boost out of the recession. >> i have chills. i can't believe we are the trump network. >> everyone recognized and trusts that name. >> this is a recession proof business. >> a recession proof income. it will pay a significant income month after month. >> we're going to make the kind of money ceos make. >> you cannot be in any other network profiting company besides donald trump because who can compete with him. >> i don't think anybody can. >> t"the washington post" repors the deal expired in 2011. they early filed for bankruptcy and the business was sold. a retired college professor interviewed by cbs news said she and her husband lost $10,000 in the scheme. >> i hate to see people taken in like that, like we were. we're educated people.
it's almost embarrassing. i don't believe for a moment that he's going to change things. we just went through it with him. >> she told cbs she had to delay her retirement to pay off her trump network debt. tim, how did this come about? it seems to random. going through the clips today i couldn't believe this thing happened. >> reporter: i think that during the time around the recession donald trump was looking for a multi level marketing opportunity to get into and he sure found one. he found this organization called the trump network and for $140 you could send in your urine and get a taylored version of vitamins and they would be delivered to you and you would pay $70 a month to increase your health. a difference between something like this and a trump steak or a
trump wine is this actually would have not only an effect on your income and purchasing these vitamins, but it also could have an effect on your health. the thing is that these supplements have not been tested and have not been shown to work and have not been shown to be safe. that's the prosecute be heblem . the doctors we talked to say donald trump was never interested in the science or whether it was safe. >> these guys pitched this to trump, they showed him the idea,s it was the vitamins and the marketing. you could sell these vitamins to people. let me read the statement from the trump organization yet another inaccurate and misleading story from the daily beast. mr. trump's role in the network was limited to licensing his brand and providing motivational speeches. mr. trump was never an owner. the daily beast never bothered to contact the former owners to
learn the facts because it would have gotten in the way of the story. is that true? >> we gave the trump campaign five days to respond to the story. they didn't respond to the story. donald trump just yesterday cited a daily best story. apparently he likes our investigations, he doesn't like it when we investigate him. the fact of the matter is that he went into this and we talked to plenty of doctors involved in this project and he wasn't interested in the science behind it. he was interested in the money behind it but he was not interested in whether or not it would effect the health of these people who were purchasing the product. >> people know a huge part of -- we don't know how much money he makes and what his finances look like because we haven't seen his tax returns but clearly one thing that he does that lucrative is rent out his names. there's buildings that have his name. it was striking that he was spend ag considerable amount of time out there marketing for this company. >> he spent a lot of effort
clearly people thought that he was invested in this company. he said he was involved with the company. so people when they were making these health decisions that could effect their entire life, not just their pocket book but their health, they were relying on trump being behind it. the fact is he was not at all inquisitive about what the vitamins actually did, whether it was headlthy or helpful and that's the real story here. >> for lack of a better term this looks like snake oil, right? >> yeah. the entire thing has been based in sued owe science. we talked to one of the top doctors of this product and he gave us a 12 page paper. we sent it to a harvard doctor who specializes in supplements. he looked at the whole thing and said this was a ridiculous concept. they never tested this on
humans. they never investigated the claims. >> everyone got to keep their urine sample containers. the rachel maddow show starts right now. >> thanks to you at home for joining us. at the last republican national convention when they nominated mitt romney the big surprise celebrity show biz moment was a previously unannounced last minute surprise addition to the prime time schedule and it was from actor celebrity movie star clint eastwood. whatever the party thought they were going to get out of i don't think they thought they were going to get this. >> so mr. president, how do you -- how do you handle promises that you've made when you are running for election and how do you handle -- how do