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our fees back if you're not happy? (dad laughs) wow, you're laughing. that's not the way the world works. well, the world's changing. are you asking enough questions about the way your wealth is managed? wealth management, at charles schwab. hillary clinton locks it up while donald trump tries to bury one of the ugliest of his campaign. i'm steve kornacki and we are 153 days away from the big election five months until election day in november. now we can say it, the matchup is set. that is the first thing on our agenda this morning. hillary clinton making history last night. she will be the first woman ever to lead a major political party in a presidential election. >> first time in our nation's
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history that a woman will be a major party's nominee. there are still ceilings to break for women and men, for all of us. don't let anyone tell you that great things can't happen in america. >> clinton led with that message last night but she quickly pivoted to her general election opponent, donald trump. she is going after him hard. last night clinton once again calling trump temperamentally unfit to be president. >> 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
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environmental justice to philadelphia, pennsylvania. >> also on our agenda, hillary clinton trying to turn to focus on donald trump but that million dollar question for the clinton campaign, the more pressing one, what is bernie sanders going to do now? he fell short of his big goal in california. you heard him speaking there afterwards. a lot of talk about what he did say last night saying he will go all the way to philadelphia. a lot of talk about what he didn't say. he didn't attack hillary clinton anymore. there were some signs in that speech and other signs out there this morning, as well that maybe sanders is preparing to step back from his all-out war posture, the one that has defined his campaign. for some kind of reconciliation and unity for the fall and fast. we have word late last night from the white house that bernie sanders and president obama are going to meet within the next 48
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hours and that this meeting is at the request of bernie sanders. we have many details on that just ahead. rounding out our agenda this morning that question of party unity, not just about the democrats, donald trump showing signs of his biggest overtures trying to show republicans he realizes that a change of tone is needed for the general election. >> 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. not going to let you down. >> trump also saying he is going to make a major speech in the next week about bill and hillary clinton. hallie jackson has a report on that just around the corner. a big, big day in politics. really this is it. the first day of the general election campaign. we are going to kick it off over here at the big board, take you
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through what happened last night why we are saying the general election matchup. bernie sanders went all out here. clintons blew up their schedule to do extra california events. they wanted to win this. her husband bill campaigning there. a double digit lead about two thirds of the vote. nbc called this thing in just the last few hours. the vote counting slow in california. this margin you can expect probably going to shrink a little bit. hillary clinton gets the win in california. you can see if you want tolook at the geography of this she won big in areas with heavy population. sanders him in the northern part of the state. a lot less population. he did better in rural areas. clinton going to get a solid win in california. that will solidly put her over the delegate threshold. other results, the final big super tuesday day.
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bernie sanders did put two wins on the board, north dakota. he did well in small rural caucus states. he won a primary in montana last night. hillary clinton won the big ones. we mentioned california. she also picked up a solid really overwhelming victory in new jersey. those were major contests on the board. you see a victory in new mexico and she pulled out a squeaker in south dakota. four wins for hillary clinton last night, two for bernie sanders. that is the final big day for democrats. there is a primary in the district of columbia next tuesday and that will then be officially the end of this democratic process. our reporters this morning, christen welker is here in new york. hillary clinton gave her victory speech a couple miles from here. hallie jackson chasing down the potential republican revolt gns donald trump. news breaking very late about a meeting between president obama
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and bernie sanders. so that is going to happen sometime this week. a lot of people are asking, is the president going to tell bernie sanders it is time to get out of the race? what would bernie sanders say to that? >> i just talked with the top democratic officials described president obama's posture will be the math is the math. how can i be helpful in the next steps of the race? and the democratic source pointed out california was a stated benchmark for both candidates particularly for senator sanders. he said that he needed to win california in order to move forward and keep on fighting through the convention. and essentially there are no more states left. d.c. does have to vote as you just said but there is a reality to this. i am also told top of president obama's mind, the fact that secretary clinton conceded to him almost eight years ago to the day and then helped him vigorously fight for elections.
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i think these are all things that are going to be coming up at this momentous meeting on thursday. do not expect secretary clinton to be there. i am told this is just between president obama and senator sanders. one more thing to keep in mind, steve. president obama according to this top democratic source is suited to talk about what it is like to be president and what it is like to work with secretary clinton. they went from being rivals to partners and that is one of the things that makes their political relationship so extraordinary. so i think all of these things will be at the floor on that meeting on thursday. one more note. i was there last night when secretary clinton gave that speech. it was an historic moment. she became the first woman to win her party's nomination. she really embraced that last night. i think that that is giving her a lot of momentum moving forward. she is someone who was knocked
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out in 2008, got back up, had grit and determination to get to last night. her supporters say that will carry her through the general election. a big night for hillary clinton. >> the other question here is hillary clinton in her campaign, how are they interpreting what bernie sanders said. he is going to go to the convention. there is this meeting with president obama. there are reports of sanders campaign layoffs. is the clinton campaign looking at this as bernie sanders taking a step back and a step towards unity or thinking this is a fight all the way to the convention? >> i think they are not entirely sure. they are hoping it is a step twarz party unity. prior to last night and throughout this morning there was no expectation that senator sanders was going to concede last night. supporters are so passionate about the cause about what he has called a revolution. so to concede last night after
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california a lot of people thought that is not realistic. the tone of senator sanders speech was so important he was not attacking secretary clinton. he talked about the values he wants to see moving forward and through the convention. i think there is a sense that last night he took a step back. he may be taking a step towards trying to land the plane of his campaign. i think thursday will be yet another major step towards doing that. >> on the clinton beat, thanks for that. turn to clinton and attacks on donald trump. she celebrated history becoming the first woman to be a major nominee. she took dead aim at her current republican opponent. >> when he says let's make america great again, that is code for let's take america
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backwards. when donald trump says a distinguished judge born in indiana can't do his job because of his mexican heritage -- or he mocks a reporter with disabilities -- or calls women pigs -- it goes against everything we stand for. well, we believe we should lift each other up, not tear each other down. >> nbc's hallie jackson is in d.c. hillary clinton wants to unite her party to go after donald trump. they see a big opening in what he has been saying about that judge. trump, meanwhile last night seemed in his speech to be trying to step away from that controversy not talking about it in his speech. but are republicans ready to
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rally around him or are they saying they have doubts? >> i think it is a wait and see approach at least a little bit. within the last 15 minutes i had an opportunity to talk with senator susan collins who has not come out and endorsed donald trump. she said she liked his speech last night as far as the on message aspect of it thinking the prompter assist helped trump stay focussed on hillary clinton which is what she would like to see from him moving forward in order to earn her full support. what she didn't like was his lack of apology for comments. she argues saying his comments were misconstrued is not saying sorry. she believes if somebody makes a mistake you should apologize. we will turn that interview around for you in a couple of minutes. collins is adding to voices we have hin hearing from on capitol hill here. it was fast revolt at least among some members of republican party starting with senator mark
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kirk who became the first republican to unendorse, to take back his backing of donald trump. here is some of the interview we did late yesterday. >> i would like to support our nominee. i just can't. i think his comments were racist. i don't think that donald trump personally is a racist person but is playing the race card. >> i cannot support him because of what he said. >> you hope other members of your party do what you are doing now? >> i do. i think we should send a strong message that racism is not to be tolerated in the party. >> so what you saw in donald trump's speech last night was something very deliberately crafted, very careful. seemed intended to send a signal to republicans saying i understand the fight in the general election against the democrats and against hillary clinton. that is a message he has been getting publically prom people
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like some of these republicans in vulnerable congressional races. he is getting backing from reince priebus who is tweeting exactly the right approach and perfectly delivered. the big question now, does it work and will it stick? history has shown when trump goes to rallies as he will do on friday when he holds an event, he is back to his usual ways. so the question is, how long does this last? >> that is the question. it has been the question for a long time with donald trump. we have been through a number of episodes it seems like this. hallie jackson on capitol hill, thank you for that. coming up, much more on hillary clinton and history cht but up next we are exactly five months away now from the general election. has trump squandered his head start? we'll dive into that. iminutes or across the globe in uer an hour. whole communities are living on mars and solar satellites
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i am going to give a major speech on probably monday of next week and we are going to be discussing all of the things that have taken place with the clintons. i think you will find it very informative and very interesting. >> donald trump delivering his speech last night trying to say that he will be talking about the clintons in a major speech sometime in the next week. that speech from trump making headlines because of how he delivered it. he had a prepared speech that he read from and apparently a teleprompter. this is different for donald trump. this was a different donald trump than we are used to seeing trying to send a message to republicans that he has changed from the strategy that led him to get into the controversy with the judge. i wuant to bring in president o correct the record. michael steele former chairman
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of rnc. is that how you interpreted what donald trump was trying to do? he has everybody telling him i can't believe you have done this with the judge. he is not going to say i'm sorry but will try to deliver a different kind of performance than we have been seeing? >> i think that is it. the problem is consistency. and the apology that would help, too. i think that there are some things in life you realize you just have to say i'm sorry. i think for donald trump you can go out and give the speech and put the teleprompters but i think this was that bridge that went too far for a lot of voters. and so figuring how he can make amends is going to be important. it is not just about the speech and showing you can do it, it is the consistency from here on out. you got to run for president. this is not an opportunity to continue the reality television
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show that was the primary. this is as you saw from hillary clinton last night, a step up basis moment where you have to really get into this game and put your head in it. that is what mitch mcconnell was saying, paul ryan and others saying. donald trump has to demonstrate not just with one speech but for the rest of the campaign that he is ready to be president of this united states. >> in addition to that promise that he is saying something about the clintons there was a message from donald trump aimed at supporters of bernie sanders. let's listen to what he had to say. >> to those who voted for someone else in either party i will work hard to earn your support. i will work very hard to earn that support. to all of those bernie sanders voters who have been left out in the cold by a rigged system of superdelegates, we welcome you with open arms. >> so he is there. we know there is a lot of
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disappointed bernie sanders voters and bad blood when it comes to supporters of bernie sanders and clinton campaign. here is donald trump getting ready to attack. >> i think no is the answer to your question. i don't believe that bernie sanders supporters -- they are disappointed. hillary clinton supporters in 2008 were disappointed when her campaign ended. but the differences between senator sanders and secretary clinton are small compared to the gulf between hillary clinton and the democratic party and donald trump not only the issues but also really donald trump's preparedness and fitness to be in office. there is a unity effort that will go on here in the democratic side. many exit polls that you have seen shown most of senator sanders supporters have already said they will support secretary clinton.
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we believe that will be the case in the end. >> what do you expect the time table is here? bernie sanders last night was talking about fighting to philadelphia. he wasn't saying fighting hillary clinton directly but when do you think that moment comes where he stands there and says i'm endorsing hillary clinton? >> i think we all hope it would come sooner rather than later. i think you take him at his word that he wanted to go through this. there is one more contest. i'm a resident of the district of columbia. we like to have our votes counted, too. but hopefully you are seeing this with the outreach, the meeting with the president, the meeting with senator reed. hopefully this will happen sooner. senator sanders needs to do this on his timeframe and supporters need to do it on their timeframe and hopefully before the convention. >> we are talking about trump making a pitch for sanders voters.
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hillary clinton last night with that speech you can say one of the groups you might be hoping to win over are republicans. republican leaning voters looking at donald trump. the last year and are saying this is too much. there are those who feel that way and have expressed a desire not to support donald trump and are looking at hillary clinton and it is a perfect opportunity starting with the speech last night for her to make that case. i think in the long run will be a tougher case for her to make for those voters as it is going to be a tough case for donald trump to make for bernie sanders supporters. that is the important dynamic of this race, that space that is occupied by both sets of voters on either side is the battle ground going forward. i think whoever is able to make the economic argument about the future of the country in a positive way will have the greatest chance of capturing voters. >> thanks for joining us. >> thank you.
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>> and as we head to break, the new york daily news, one of the biggest papers in the country, a tabloid paper stopped presses last night. first called out house speaker paul ryan for standing by donald trump even after saying that trump's comments about that judge were textbook racism. there it is. that is the bull dog edition. then a new front page came after midnight. hillary clinton -- that's not it. we got the wrong one. so much for that. it was a picture of hillary clinton. that would have been more dramatic if i had the newspaper. ok team,
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we will take the pulse of the country. here is our latest number from our tracking poll, a four-point lead for hillary clinton over donald trump. we are watching this week, does this margin expand because of the controversy donald trump stepped into over the mexican american judge? that is the question we will see in that poll. coming up, we have been talking about the big question for democrats, unity. will bernie sanders step out of this race and endorse hillary clinton? will president obama push him in that direction? that's ahead. thank you for dining with us. hope to see you again soon. whoa, whoa, i got this. just gotta get the check. almost there. i can't reach it. if you have alligator arms, you avoid picking up the check. what? it's what you do. i got this. thanks, dennis! if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. growwwlph. it's what you do. oh that is good crispy duck.
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face-to-face tomorrow at sanders request. after enduring criticism over remarks about a california judge donald trump gave a speech last night in which he tried to reassure republicans that his candidacy will not let them down. five bicyclists are dead after a truck slammed into their group in western michigans. authorities are holding a 50-year-old man in connection. he could face charges by tomorrow. and check this out. benches were cleared last night at camden yards in baltimore after royals pitcher plucked manny machato in the back. both players tossed in the game which the orioles ended up winning 9-1. suspensions are expected. always most interested part of the baseball game. back to politics. tomorrow's white house meet wg bernie sanders and the
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president. let's bring in chief correspondent. dan, you have a new story out talking about the delegate dance. they will try to work towards some kind of peace. what are major obstacles here? what are odds there is unity soon? >> there are any number of obstacles. i think the biggest is senator sanders. we have to wait and see how he digests what happened yesterday. the loss in california was much bigger than anybody anticipated. that has to have some impact on him. he has run an incredible campaign and he has millions of loyal followers. the first question is how is he going to think about the road ahead for him and what he wants to accomplish in addition to beating donald trump which is one of the things he has talked about. so that is the first question. some of this will have to do
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with how secretary clinton approaches him. they have been very respectful at this point. i think they will continue to be that way. he will sit down tomorrow with president obama and senate minority leader harry reid. i think they will talk about the importance of ices and try to nudge him gently towards an endorsement and unity. it will take time. there are wounds that have to be healed after a long battle like this. >> that question dan is raising about how does bernie sanders process this defeat? we had him last night. we played this a while ago saying the fight goes on to philadelphia. wasn't clear what he was saying in terms of what kind of fight. is it against hillary clinton? how do you think watching him last night, where do you think he is? >> this is a moment of truth for bernie sanders. he has come so far and built something so amazing and
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inspired millions of americans and young people. he is not ready to let it go. he said many times he will take the fight to philadelphia. he can do the math as well as anybody else. he knows even if he is not ready to let it go it is about negotiating the terms of the surrender. he wants to prevent hillary clinton from moving to the center of the general election and sit by things supported things like higher minimum wage. >> does that mean trying to get planks in the platform? is there something else? >> that is part of it. talked about trying to push for single payer and breaking up the banks. but it is possible he can get concessions and i think he wants to reform the nominating process by eliminating closed primaries, maybe he will give a little on caucuses. he hasn't talked so much about that. there are a lot of things he wants and has real leverage. a lot of his voters are young voters, independents, not
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reliable democrats. hillary clinton and her campaign will have to do work to win them over. they will not be easy to bring to her side. >> in terms of the role for president obama, what do we know about the relationship or maybe the lack of a relationship between bernie sanders and barack obama? obviously, the president and hillary clinton work together for four years after running against each other in 2008. bernie sanders more of a lone wolf in washington. what do we know about the relationship? >> bernie sanders has been an independent. he has caucused with the democrats in t senate. he has been an independent, not a democrat. his ties to the institutional party are pretty weak. there has been a fair amount of communication that has been going on up until last night. it's not as though these conversations start from scratch or from nothing. the president and some of his folks have been in touch with both campaigns about the way forward. the senate minority leader has
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been in contact. elizabeth warren has been in contact. the two campaigns have been in contact. these are all prenegotiation. it is not as though there were negotiations going on. some of the foundation has been laid for a constructive conversation ahead. i think the president clearly wants to play that role. we know that senator warren who has great credibility with senator sanders and with followers is quite happy to help play that role of unifying the party and bringing the two sides together. it's a combination of a relationship between senator sanders and secretary clinton and then the much broader and more difficult question of how do you get thep sanders constituency enthusiastically behind the clinton candidacy. >> if there were a conversation between hillary clinton and bernie sanders and hillary clinton said who do you think might make a good running mate do you think bernie sanders would say elizabeth warren? >> i think she would fit the
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mold. especially in terms of cracking down on wall street. i think there are other senators who fit that mold, as well. i think sharon brown would be among them. there was report that bernie sanders isn't particularly happy. but bernie sanders will absolutely want her to pick a progressive, someone who will be able to communicate the message that he has been putting out and someone who has a better relationship with progressive wing in the party that hillary clinton does not quite have that is especially frayed since her vote for the iraq war that she never quite recovered from. that matters a lot to bernie sanders that that element is there in her general election campaign. >> thank you both for the time. appreciate it. >> thank you, steve. >> and coming up, after sweeping all five states last night it wasn't hard to do. donald trump had begun his pivot to the general election. can he shift attention from controversial comments on the trump university judge or is he giving supporters what they
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i think it is time for him to look like a serious candidate for president which means that you need to think before you speak. you need to apologize when you make a mistake and get on script. he's running for the most important job in the country, some would argue in the world. i think there is a certain thresh hold of credibility that needs to be met. >> mitch mcconnell there, leaders of donald trump's own party still slamming him for what he has been saying about
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trump university judge. trump trying to refocus the conversation with unusually choreographed speech in which he steered clear of the controversy. reince priebus tweeting after that great victory speech by donald trump tonight exactly the right approach and perfectly delivered. but can trump really put this controversy behind him given everything that it has already stirred up? joining me is republican congressman tom moreno. clearly donald trump was in no mood to be discussing the judge, to be discussing the trump university case and discussing controversial comments he has made in the past week. at the same time no apology, no statement of i shouldn't have said it. should donald trump apologize before he pivots away from this? >>has to stay focussed on the issues. people are concerned about two things, the economy and securing
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the borders and terrorism. the media is going to run with this as long as it wants to, but the issue, what the voters want to focus on are the economy and security in the united states. >> before he can return to those issues, before he can pivot, given what he said, given the outrage. this is not democrats. these are republicans who are saying these things. doesn't he need to address this and say if he is sorry say he is sorry before he moves on to other issues? >> as far as donald trump saying he is sorry, i didn't agree with what he said. even as an officer of the court i would never criticize a judge or any opposition that i have when i was practicing, but he needs to stay focussed. he should not get into these statements and get into these arguments and twitter issues. just like last night he stayed
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focussed. certainly he was prepared for this, addressed the issues and one best line he said is we can't trust the people who got us into this financial and foreign mess to fix it. he is the only one who created jobs. hillary clinton helped get this country in debt and destroyed the one time good foreign policy that we had. >> i understand you are saying you disagree with him on this. the criticism is this is different than just another issue you might have a difference with somebody. this is racism what donald trump said. >> i disagree. >> you don't think this is racism. >> donald trump is not a racist. look up the meaning of racist in the dictionary. i have met with him. he has never said a racist statement in front of me. i have talked to people who
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worked for him and with him. his employees love him. they didn't say a bad thing about him. the media turns a statement like that into racism. i don't like the statement. i will tell him about it the next time i meet him, but he is not a racist. that is the only thing that the democrats have to run on. when we talk about comments and statements and baggage, hillary clinton has enough baggage that the luggage industry could name a line of suitcases against her. >> was it a racist statement that he made? >> my ear piece fell out. >> you are saying you do not think he is a racist, but is it a racist statement that he made? >> look, it can be interpreted that way. there is no question in my mind about that. that is why i have been asked on the campaign to address issues with him, to keep him focussed on what is important to getting this country on the right track
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and great again. >> congressman, i know you having issues there. appreciate you joining us. thanks for the time, as always. as we have been talking about this issue of donald trump and charges of racism. there are studies showing a significant portion of trump's backers have what the washington post is calling racial anxieties. >> donald trump finds himself against accused of racism at a time when two new studies one from hamilton college and the other from pugh research center show racial resentment, the study indicates negative opinions of what they call newcomers, african-americans, latinos, asians and islam. those are the biggest predictors of support for donald trump. for some, opinions like these are to be kept quiet. for others like william johnson,
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the self proclaimed white nationalist, these beliefs are spoken about openly. the trump campaign has disavowed johnson. last week he sat down with me after appealing with the trump campaign to become a volunteer for a look at why some people like him are emboldened by donald trump. >> so you have been in the news a lot. >> lately i have. >> your political views are you are a white nationalist. >> nationalism is becoming popular. donald trump is making it popular. we are battling the globalism in place for the last 40 or 50 years. donald trump is leading the charge. >> donald trump is making white nationalism popular. >> he is making nationalism popular. you can call him an american nationalist. just like nationalism is becoming popular in philippines, egypt and europe he is making it
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popular here in the united states. large influx of immigrants primarily because of the concept of globalism has destroyed western civilization. >> you are a donald trump delegate. >> for two hours. they approved it and then there was a lot of media coverage immediately. so they said you are removed from the list. so i said fine. >> you are not going to be a delegate? what is donald trump saying that is speaking to white nationalists? saying things in language that may not be explicit? >> he is explicit in his battling of globalism. globalism, we are not supporting globalism anymore. the fact that he is politically incorrect, he will say what is on his mind, that endears him to many people including people --
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the fact that he wants to build a wall and the fact that he wants to stop muslim immigration and wants to stop anchor babies. >> what do you hear when his campaign consultant say he may not go that far? >> i don't think it matters because what he is doing is so good for america that regardless of what he does once he is elected president it is so good that we are pleased with what happened. >> we asked the trump campaign to comment on the request to attend as a volunteer but did not respond. worth repeating when johnson was on the list the campaign first blamed his inclusion on what they call a database error but later said he was rejected and removed. you remember earlier donald trump drew fire for retweeting white supremacist and refusal to disavow david duke.
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whatever his beliefs are and chris christie defended him against charges of racism yesterday some people feel emboldened by trump's rhetoric and candidacy. >> a very interesting interview there shining a light on something on something that donald trump has tapped into out there. thanks for that report. i appreciate it. >> thanks, steve. coming up, our most important number of the day. as you would expect, focuses on hillary clinton and the history she just made. chanti i decided to take chantix to shut everybody else up about me quitting smoking. i was going to give it a try, but i didn't really think it was going to really happen. after one week of chantix, i knew i could quit. along with sport, chantix (varenicline) is proven to help people quit smoking. chantix definitely helped reduce my urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. some had seizures while taking chantix. if you have any of these, stop chant and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of mental health problem which could get worse or of seizures.
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tonight's -- tonight's victory is not about one person, it belongs to generations of women and men who struggled and sacrificed and made this moment possible. >> well, we know it's a historic moment last night for hillary clinton. she'll be the first woman ever nominated for president by a major party, but it's even more
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historic than you realize, and that brings us to our most important number of the day, which today is 8. now, what is 8? 8 is the number of women who have run as major candidates for president in american history. you see four republicans, four democrats. the first, margaret chase smith from maine back in 1964. hillary clinton the most recent. some of them didn't even make it to the starting line. elizabeth dole ran, never even got to the primaries. hillary clinton not only the first to win the whole thick, she's the first of these women to even win a single primary. when she won new hampshire back in 2008. how about this, hillary clinton in her two presidential campaigns, more than 33 million votes so far in those two campaigns. every other woman in american history who has run for president combined, less than a million. 825,000. that is how historic hillary clinton's candidacy and her achievement is.
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not only is she the first woman to win a major party nomination, she is the first to even seriously compete for one. so our most important number of the day is eight. we've had eight women won and hillary clinton has broken through like none of the others could. coming up, bernie sanders, he has got a big decision ahead of him. he's going to have some time to think about it. about to fly across country from california back home to vermont. guess who's along with him for the ride? our own chris jansing. she'll join us next before boarding that flight. hmmmmmm..... [ "dreams" by beck ] hmmmmm... hmmmmm... the turbocharged dream machine. the volkswagen golf gti. part of the award-winnin golf family.
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do next? what's your sense of things right now? >> i think there's going to be some very serious conversations onboard. his top advisers have been in california but weren't with him yesterday and last night. they were with the vote counters. this is a chance for them to all sit down after what they hope will have been a good night's sleep. we're going to be leaving in just a couple of hours, and really have those hard conversations. and they are hard conversations. but they need to sort of decide how are they going to go into these meetings with the president, with harry reid. and at stake here is 10.5 million voters who cast their ballots for bernie sanders. even though he said i just can't wave my wand and suddenly they'll support hillary clinton, the influence he has is undeniable. i can tell you as somebody who has watched him, particularly over the course of this california campaign, one thing you can't say about him is he left it all there, right? he did 36 rallies, about 240,000 people came out to see him. many of them are not yet in the mindset to move on. they want him to fight all the way to the convention.
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and yet we're starting to see some of the top people who have been supporting him saying publicly it's time to get onboard with the democratic party. those are the things that they're going to start to talk about today in these conversations to set the stage for those critical meetings tomorrow, steve. >> all right, chris jansing in l.a. thank you for that. safe travels to you. that's going to wrap up this hour. i'm steve kornacki. coming up right now, more news, more politics with jose diaz-balart. jose, take it away. >> and good morning. we are exactly five months away from election day, and this morning the general election campaign is officially under way following hillary clinton's historic victory. >> thanks to you we've reached a milestone. 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.

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