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it's tuesday, june 8th. right now on "first look" -- >> first time in our nation's history that a woman will be a major party's nominee for president of the -- >> hillary clinton acknowledges a historic achievement while bernie sanders says it ain't over yet. as the backlash over donald trump's judge comments grows, he makes an appeal to sanders supporters and receiving his first unendorsement. but stephen colbert could not help but note the significance of clinton's achieve. >> this actual tape of her
actual speech is all over the internet. >> we feel that for too long our leaders have viewed politics as the art of the possible and the challenge now is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible possible. >> and now she has done it. she has made the impossible possible. she is a woman who has clinched the presidential nomination. that is something you could only see in a sci-fi novel or any other country in the world. well, good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us today. i'm betty nguyen. breaking news overnight. for the first time in america's 240-year history a woman is at the top of the major party ticket. but while the democratic primary out of california is still too early to call, bernie sanders refuses to back down. the front page of "the new york daily news" says it all, secretary clinton has clinched a majority of pledged delegates to
become the presumptive nominee for president. taking new jersey, south dakota, and new mexico, clinton makes history in breaking that next glass ceiling. >> it may be hard to see tonight, but we are all standing under a glass ceiling right now. thanks to you, we have reached a milestone. the first time -- the first time in our nation's history that a woman will be a major party's nominee for president of the united states. >> clinton also made some of her strongest points against her likely republican opponent, donald trump. >> donald trump is temperamentally unfit to be president and commander in chief. he's not just trying to build a wall between america and mexico. he's trying to wall off americans from each other. when he says let's make make
america great again, that is code for let's take america backwards. >> meanwhile, sanders held a final california rally after he won the state of north dakota. he won the montana primary. and as the polls closed last night, sanders remained fixed on continuing his campaign, refusing to give up his fight. >> next tuesday, we continue the fight in the last primary in washington, d.c. and then we take our fight for social, economic, racial and environmental justice to philadelphia, pennsylvania. i am pretty good in arithmetic and i know that the fight in front of us is a very, very steep fight. but we will continue to fight for every vote and every delegate we can get. >> sanders will spend tomorrow
in his hometown of burlington, vermont, "the new york times" reports his campaign is planning for large staff layoffs. he has scheduled a rally in washington, d.c. for thursday where he'll meet with harry reid. a new statement from the white house says at sanders' request, the president and senator sanders will meet at the white house on thursday to continue their conversation about the significant issues at stake in this election that matter most to america's working families. the white house says the president spoke to both clinton and sanders congratulating both for their campaigns and specifically thanking sanders for quote, energizing millions of americans with his commitment to fighting economic inequality. last night, trump used a teleprompter to regain some shaky confidence. he reached out to supporters. here's what he had to say. >> i understand the responsibility of carrying the mantle. i will never ever let you down.
too much work, too many people, blood, sweat and tears. never going to let you down. i will make you proud of your party. and our movement. that's what it is, is a movement. >> it was trump's best attempt to calm the political waters after what some are calling the worst 72 hours in his campaign. but as measured as that speech was, it remains to be seen if it was enough to drown out the negative headlines following trump. yesterday, speaker paul ryan criticized trump for his comments against the judge presiding over his trump university case. >> claiming a person can't do the job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment. i think that should be absolutely disavowed. it is unacceptable. but do i believe that hillary clinton is answer? no, i do not. >> take a look at this digital front page of the daily news. it takes aim at speaker ryan for continuing to back trump. mitch mcconnell also slammed trump for his comments. >> my advice to our nominee would be to start talking about
the issues that the american people care about. and to start doing it now. in addition to that, it's time to quit attacking various people that you competed with or various minority groups in the country and get on message. >> trump also received his first unendorsement from illinois republican senator mark kirk. he pout a statement -- put out a statement saying after much consideration i have concluded that donald trump has not demonstrated the temperament necessary to assume the greatest office in the world. nbc's hallie jackson spoke with him yesterday and he encouraged the fellow republicans to follow his lead. >> i cannot support him. because of what he said about the judge. that was too racist and bigoted for me. >> do you hope other members of your party will do what you're doing now? >> i do. i think we should send a strong message that racism and bigotry are not tolerated in the party
of lincoln. >> all that came before trump defended his university, 98% approval.com. he issued a longer than usual statement saying his words were misconstrued but he did not apologize for his attacks on a federal judge's mexican heritage. instead, he said i do not feel that one's heritage makes them incapable of being impartial. however he still sees he feels justified in questioning whether he's getting a fair trial based on prior rulings and he hit back against his republican critics last night. >> some of the republicans and in all fairness, there are some of the people that i went through war with, and i won, and there's a lot of -- there's a lot of anxiety there. there's a lot of -- you know, there's a lot of anger, i guess anger. they can't come back. they can't get over it. so they have to get over it ideally. as to whether or not they
endorse me, that's okay. they shouldn't be angry for so long. >> time to bring in best selling author, ellis henican. >> good morning. fascinating night. >> oh, man, what a night. lots going on. and then especially this though. senator bernie sanders saying he is not backing down. even now that hillary clinton has the majority of delegates. is this going to hurt the party? >> it's driving the clinton campaign crazy i'll tell you that. he's like the uncle who won't leave the party. just go home, bernie. >> what does he stand to win? >> well, you know, not the nomination. even he is clear about that at this point. but i think he wants to affect the future of the party. he wants to have impact on the platform. he wants to figure out what to do with those thousands of people who have been showing up at those rallies across the country. a hugely powerful force and a lot of money attached to it. what are they going to do next? >> that's a big question. because sanders is expected to meet with president obama and senator harry reid on thursday at the white house.
now the white house says this was all at sanders' request. what do you think is on his agenda in wanting to meet with the president? >> you have to think it's some kind of peace offering, right? how will we find a deentss exit -- decent exit strategy at this point. but fight on was the phrase that i noticed the most. fight on. >> yeah, exactly. can the president or even senator reid really play a peacemaker here? what if sanders doesn't want to play ball? >> they can try. but i mean, he's the grumpy uncle again. i mean, what are you going to do? come on bernie, calm down. i'm going go washington, d.c., i'm going to take it on to the convention. i guess he's got a right to do all of that, doesn't he? >> of course he does. he has a lot of support behind me, but doesn't it benefit him and his message and his supporters if he can unite them? >> what a good point. my sense is that bernie absolutely believes the things he's been expressing with such passion for so many decades now. boy, isn't it a lot more likely that a clinton administration, even if imperfect would advance
those issues more than a trump presidency would? >> a good question. let's talk a little bit about trump because it seems that he's -- he's kind of taking a hint from those within his party and worked on his speech, right? and he was reading from the teleprompter. he was more controlled and measured in his tone. will it last? >> i'm doubtful. >> right? >> we had a few moments in the past, are we going to see the presidential donald trump from now on. and it usually lasts about half a day. so let's see by noon today how much of that tone we still have left. >> is it different now that hillary clinton has the majority of delegates and she's the nominee? >> yes. you saw the pressure from the paul ryans and the mitch mcconnells, and don't forget the audience is different now. all americans can vote now, not just the core players in the republican party. >> it's getting good. >> it's going to stay that way.
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ronald reagan has two democrats going head to head for the vacant senate seat. state attorney general pamela harris and long time congresswoman loretta is an these will -- sanchez will face each other. the republicans were shut out for the first time as democrats reaffirmed their dominance in the state. now john kasich got a bit of a bump last night. a month after he dropped out of the presidential race, kasich scored a double digit second place finish. and new jersey's -- in new jersey's republican primary. this came after arnold schwarzenegger said he voted for kasich in the california primary. renee elmers the first one to endorse donald trump in the presidential race lost her congressional seat last night. elmers was thrown into the new district with another incumbent congressman and while trump through his weight behind elmers it did not pay off. she became the first incumbent to lose a congressional seat this cycle that's your morning
dish of "scrambled politics." celebrities, they took to twitter to weigh in on hillary clinton's history making moment. singer and supporter katy perry posted a lot of little girls are dreaming for first time without limits. you broke the mold, hillary clinton. actor and comedian josh gad said regardless of where you stand politically, tonight is a very special night for women in this country. 240 years later, it is about time. and actress elizabeth banks said very emotional about hillary clinton. historic moment for american women. 22 minutes after the hour. what some young students had to say about hillary clinton's historic win.
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let there be no mistake. senator sanders, his campaign and the vigorous debate that we have had about how to raise incomes, reduce inequality, increase upward mobility have been very good for the democratic party and for america. >> leading the news from the bbc, clinton hails milestone for women. britain has been following the race closely and shares that same milestone. when margaret thatcher was elected as the first female prime minister. and bernie says the fight will continue. india led the way when it elected a woman as prime minister half a century ago.
"the l.a. times" puts it bluntly. bernie sanders supporters have to face the facts. hillary clinton has won. and hillary clinton's times arrived, but is it right for her? and this is hillary clinton's personal message -- to every little girl who dreams big, yes, you can be anything you want. even president. tonight is for you. nbc's rehema ellis checked in with some young students to see what they have to say about this history lesson come to life. >> reporter: hillary clinton is a name that already gets a lot of ink in u.s. history books. >> secretary of state or former secretary of state. >> someone who has worked really hard their whole career. >> reporter: she's now poised to do something no woman has done before. >> finally, fathers will be able to say to their daughters you too can grow up to be president. >> reporter: a fact not lost on these brooklyn students. do you think a female president would be different from a male president? >> maybe a little different, but i think they kind of would be the same. they'd do the same things. >> depending on their personality and characteristics,
they might be different than someone else. but not the fact that they're female. >> maybe it's because i'm a girl i'm biased but i'm kind of thinking equally as strong or more strong. >> reporter: for the majority of these kids' lives they have had an african-american president. so the idea of a female commander in chief doesn't seem too far-fetched. >> female president, that's a big thing. >> reporter: margaret che smith lost her bid for the gop nomination in 1964. less than a decade later, shirley chisholm got all the way to the democratic convention in 1972. >> girls and boys, men and women, everyone can do the same thing. >> reporter: for these kids history not limited to reading words in a textbook. but it's also about witnessing it on a national table. rehema ellis, nbc news, new york. >> really smart kids. they have group up in a -- grown up in a different time than we
have. their views are different. >> at the age of 6 you start remembering stuff. so that's eight years of president obama. kids are 14 or younger don't know anything else. >> but no matter how you cut it and regardless of where you stand politically it's a big movement for women and to see this happen, absolutely. i'm betty nguyen. this is "first look" on msnbc. like us on facebook. "way too early" starts right now. first time -- first time in our nation's history that a woman will be a major party's nominee for president of the united states. >> we will continue to fight for every vote and every delegate we can get. thank you all. the struggle continues. >> exactly eight years ago, hillary clinton was giving a concession speech. last night, it was a different
scene. the former secretary of state has claimed victory in the democratic primary, but bernie sanders is ignoring clinton's message and refusing to call it quits. the vermont senator isn't dropping out and he's not conceding the race. plus, donald trump gives the speech his republican allies have been waiting for. and instead of his trademark off the cuff style, he turns to the teleprompter. it's 5:30 on the east coast, 2:30 out west. this is "way too early." >> good morning, it's wednesday, june 8th. i'm jonathan capehart. last night, hillary clinton claimed victory in the democratic primary but bernie sanders vows to fight on to washington, d.c. and then the convention in philadelphia