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donald trump's claim to the more benign interpretation, that he was refusing the phrase radical islamic terrorism for global diplomatic reasons, would be stronger if he had not made his first mark on the national stage advancing the line that the president of the united states was a secret foreigner. and that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "all in with chris hayes" starts right now. good evening from orlando, florida, where this community is still reeling from the worst mass shooting in u.s. history. a devastating attack on a gay nightclub right behind me here that left 53 people wounded and 50 dead, including the gunman. tonight i have exclusive new reporting to bring you on that gunman's past which raised new questions about his motivations. that's coming right up. already the attack has reignited a number of tense political debates over gun safety, fighting terrorism and more. it did not take long to become a political weapon on the campaign trail, producing the most
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inflammatory, deceptive, and repugnant political speech in recent memory. this coming not from some fringe demagogue but from a major party's nominee for president. more on that later in the show. first all over the country and around the globe, vigils are being held for the 49 innocent people who lost their lives inside the pulse nightclub. gestures of solidarity with a group of individuals whose safe haven, a place to celebrate who they were, was turned into a nightmare. officials have identified all 49 victims in the massacre and of those 49, 47 names have been released after their next of kin were notified. a majority of the victims were under age 30, they were black and white and many of them latino. some of them just recently out of the closet. among them were several students, a mother of 11, an employee at universal studios who worked at the harry potter attraction. some of them performed at the club. all of them it appears came to dance and enjoy a care-free night out. it was late tin night at pulse. not long after last call, around 2:00 a.m. sunday morning, shots
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rang out over the thumping music. ♪ [ shots ] >> the woman who posted that video to snapchat, amanda, wouldn't make it out of the club. a man armed with an ar-15 semiautomatic rifle opened fire inside pulse, mowing down partygoers and setting off a panic. a text received from her son eddie -- >> he text med at 2:06 and say, mommy, i love you. in the club there's shooting. that was 2:06. >> law enforcement officers arrived on the scene engaging in a gun battle with the shooter and forcing him into one of two bathrooms where he barricaded himself inside with hostages. eddie justice texted his mother again. >> trapped in the bathroom. downtown.
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please call police. i'm going to die. i'm in the bathroom. he's coming. i'm going to die. i asked him was he hurt? he said yes. i said are other people hurt? he said yes. i said, what bathroom are you in? he said the women's bathroom. then he said, hurry, he's in the bathroom with us. >> mena justice's son eddie was killed in the attack. tony morrero described to nbc news how he managed to make it through. warning the account is disturbing. >> i saw he was blowing up people's heads. so the only way that i could -- had a chance to survive was like making it seem like i didn't have a head. so i picked up the sofa that was over there and i put my head in it. but apparently he saw that i didn't have much blood.
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so he still shot me in the back. >> s.w.a.t. team eventually forced its way into the club, killing the attacker in a shoot-out around 5:00 a.m. three hours after those first shots rang out. as the investigation proceeds we're learning more about that attacker. 29-year-old omar mateen was born in queens, new york. mateen called 911 during the assault to pledge allegiance to isis and express solidarity with the boston marathon bombers. right now there's no evidence to suggest he had help planning his attack, which was carried out with legally purchased weapons. it appears however he may have visited the scene of the attack before. witnesses telling the orlando sentinel they recognized the gunman, who had been to pulse a dozen times before the shooting. today i spoke with cord cedeno who said he recognized the gunman from dating apps for gay men. >> i recognized him from one of the apps. but i instantly blocked him because he was creepy in his messages. i blocked him immediately. but my other friend -- >> from a gay dating app?
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>> yeah. >> you recognized him from a gay dating app? >> i recognized him off grindr. the one of him in the tie. >> he told me some of his friends reported seeing mateen on different gay dating apps and on several occasions inside the pulse night clubs. >> one of my friends, he doesn't want to be spoken to, he said he knew this guy from pack in 2007 where he's been coming to orlando into a lot of this area and he used to talk to him on the adam for adam app. once he saw the guy's picture on the news, he told his parents, he told his mom, like i know this guy, i know this guy. his mom's like, you couldn't have known him. he's like, no, i know this guy. and as of today i spoke with my friend and told him, i was like -- yeah, it's a gay dating app and he instantly was like, oh my gosh, i knew i wasn't crazy, i know this guy. >> you're saying you and friends of yours had familiar from a gay dating app --
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>> one of my friends has seen him in pulse before. he's been in that venue several times. that's not his first time going there. i know that for a fact. he clearly had his picture open on adam for adam, he's had his picture up on grindr, jackt had his pictures up on there. i think one of them he didn't have his picture but he would send them to guys. i know there's plenty of other guys that he's probably tried to contact and hook up from. a lot of them are scared to come out and tell the fbi. two of my friends went to the fbi and already spoke with them, they turned in their phones, they got all their information. >> joining me, nbc news foreign correspondent eamon mu what dean who's been reporting. a source told nbc news they're aware of these reports, about him being on apps and that he was in the club. they're looking into it, keeping everything open right now. what are we learning about this kill history seems to have been a very toxic stew of a lot of different things?
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>> we're getting a more holistic picture of who he was based on some of the people in his life, that includes his father, that includes his ex-wife, that includes a former colleague who worked with him who's a security guard. the overall image that is being portrayed is somebody who clearly had some type of mental issues. his ex-wife said he was mentally unstable, was abusive. a colleague of his who was a security guard with him said that he had these tendencies to have outbursts that were very aggressive in nature and at times very racist in nature. and juxtapose that with what his father also described when he said that he was down in miami, saw two men kissing each other, as a result had this outburst of anger that his father described. all of that is in addition to what the fbi is describing for us, portraying a picture of somebody who was not mentally all there or mentally stable. so there is that element that is the focus of this investigation, whether this was an individual radicalized, if so how? some interesting points came out of that fbi newser from the director. he said that this individual, the killer, had pledged
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allegiance to isis but expressed solidarity with the tsarnaev brothers who committed the boston bombings, they didn't have affiliation with isis. the initial investigation as to why they looked into this guy in 20 then was because he had told colleagues he had some kind of family relationship to al qaeda, at the same time was sympathetic to a shia militant group. so essentially he was all over the place on the terrorist spectrum, if you will. >> the image -- this seems like someone who's almost a jihadi fan boy in some weird way. obviously he's committed this atrocity and ultimately that kind of affinity he felt for them turned into this massacre behind us. but not particularly coherent. this seems like he was attaching himself and boasting that he knew the tsarnaev brothers when he didn't, and those were some of the things that precipitated these investigations. >> this is where you're seeing an issue of self-radicalization fused with mental instability, a deadly cocktail for law enforcement. that is something that is perhaps even more unpredictable
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to try to solve in the future. in the past, the ability to try to firewall things being directed from overseas, the intelligence community will tell you they have pretty good measures in place to prevent these types of coordinated or directed attacks. what they're not used to seeing is what we're starting to see now. these individuals who may come from backgrounds of instability, mental problems, psychological duress, what have you, and then shroud themselves in this cloak of radicalization and jihadism and carry out these attacks in names of something they say they belong to, in reality there's very little evidence to so far support that. >> in this case, of course, he was so low as far as we know, even in san bernardino you had a husband and wife which essentially a two-person cell which is difficult to penetrate but it morse than one person. this appears to be something he carried out. we have reporting from "sentinel," a gentleman kevin west who messaged him on apps, whether this indicates he was casing this and plotting this for a long period of time, or something necessarily we don't know at this point. >> that's what we're trying to find out today, trying to get to
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people, friends of his that may have known him, to find out if there was something more in terms of his personality, psychological. these are always the harder pieces to fill in with time, certainly something law enforcement's looking at. but what we've seen in the first 24 hours in terms of those that have spoken out, it's certainly an image of somebody who had a big mental instability issue. >> a lot of red flags. his co-worker saying he had to quit, essentially, the guy was so unstable. eamon, thank you. there are vigils taking place across the country. here is new york's iconic stonewall inn right now. this was the scene outside city hall in philadelphia a short time ago. people are also gathered here in orlando tonight where there is a massive vigil in the 7:00 hour. joining me now, deangelo scott, he was at the pulse nightclub minutes before the shooting. thank you for joining me. i'm so sorry to be here under these conditions. >> yeah, it's a very delicate situation for a lot of people
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here. the pulse community, the gay community here, is a very tight-knit community. but orlando being a small town, things like this just don't happen here. you know, it's bad enough that the gay community has to deal with this but the city as a whole now has to deal with this along with us. so there's just a very interesting situation to be in. you hear about stuff like this on television and other places but never here at home. >> you were at the club on saturday night moments before this started. how did you hear about what was going on there? >> i actually had just left the club. we'd just gotten onto i-4. i'd gotten a mile down the road and my friend who was in the passenger seat got a text message from someone at the club saying someone got shot. immediately after he gets his message i get a message saying, if you're in the club get out now. there's a shooter in the club. so i went home and turned on the television. and i see all the cop cars. i see photos and videos of my friends running down the street
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in complete terror. i've never seen these people like this before, this group of people is always the happiest group to be around, you know? to see them all in pain and suffering and not having a resolution or a way to help, you know, was a bother to myself. >> describe what pulse was like. people talk about it being an open and boisterous and welcoming place. >> very open and welcoming to everybody. latin night was a unique night because the crowd was mixed. gay kids and straight kids would come out with friend or siblings or relatives. it's a variety, open to everybody. i consider it my second home. i've been a fan for ten years. i'm there usually six nights of the week hanging out with all the employees. they're not just friends, those are people i consider family. this breaks the heart of a lot of people here. >> you had a friend of yours in the bathroom? >> yes. one of my friends i spoke with him last night at the vigil, he was replaying the events.
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he said that he was actually in the bathroom that the gunman barricaded himself in. and he laid on the floor and played dead for three hours. he was telling me how he overheard the gentleman when he placed the call to 911 to pledge allegiance to isis. he said the gentleman placed a second phone call to someone he was assuming was a friend and told this person he had three people outside, two people with snipes, one person on the door, in addition toed him, he said he was the one inside. my friend would hear him reloading the gun, hearing shells hit the floor. he said at some point in time he poked him in the leg with the barrel of the gun, i guess checking to see if he was dead. i the thing i thought was most unique, he said there were some black kids in the club and he asked them, are you guys black? and they said yes. he says, i don't have a problem with the blacks and he let them exit the bathroom. but he held everyone else there. so i'm still trying to figure out the significance of that. >> did you -- people who are
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regulars at the club saying that they had seen him before, they recognized him. did you recognize him? >> i personally have not. however, i had heard a rumor that there is -- the dating april grindr which is for gay and bisexual men. someone said they recognized one of the pictures that had been on the news from being on a profile on this app a couple of weeks ago. so we were trying to figure out what was the significance behind that. was he looking for one individual to attack before he changed his mind, decided to attack the entire club? i have no idea. he made it very evident that he was not a fan of gay people, so it's kind of interesting that he'd ob a gay dating app. >> thanks for taking the time. i'm really sorry. >> no problem, thank you. >> today mental health professionals came to offer grief counseling at the lgbt community center here in orlando. i visited the center earlier and interviews ahead. first, congressman alan gracen,
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florida's ninth district which includes parts of orlando. congressman gracen, it's good to see you. i'm sorry it's under such terrible circumstances. >> of course, i understand. how is your district holding up? >> really surprisingly well. so many people have had an outpouring of help. concrete offers of help. i went to the lgbt community center yesterday, it was packed with people straight and gay trying to help in any way they could. moral support, material support, whatever they could. i put out a request that people donate blood, 5,000 people donated blood yesterday in orlando, lines two blocks long in the rain for people who wanted to do something constructive to help. i just came from a vigil where over 5,000 people attended. >> people seem very intent here that i've talked to on sort projecting a message of unity, solidarity, tolerance. i've had people talk to me about how they do not want this horror to be turned into something that is then used against other groups, muslims particularly.
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how do you feel watching all this play out in the last 24 hours? >> of course there are 50 immediate victims who died. there were 53 injured. the ultimate target was everyone. that's the way terrorism works. it seem seeks to instill terro. the face of hatred, the face of fear. but it hasn't worked. what's happened instead is an outp outpouring of support from virtually everybody that can provide support. that turns away the fear and makes people feel like they're one, part of the community, no matter who you are, no matter what language you speak. two-thirds of the victims were hispanic. no matter who you love, we're all part of one dmubt and we support each other and love each other. >> are you confident that's going to be what our political leadership can communicate and resolve to do in the wake of something like this? >> no, i think it's organic. i think it's coming from below. certainly i've tried my best to summons it. but the fact is that this is what people feel in their hearts. it's a beautiful thing to see,
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to see a community come together to express remorse, but also hope. we are known as the city beautiful. we'd like to remain that way. >> do you think -- how do you think this impacts the gay community here? i know it's been a very robust one and a very vibrant one and people have talked to me all day about the amazing community here. >> yes, it's been that way at least 40 years. this has been one of the most gay-friendly -- >> 40? >> that's a fair statement. this has been one of the most gay-friendly communities anywhere in america. today with this outpouring of support for the community, i think it only strengthens the community, makes people feel -- this is how straight people really feel about us. they do love us in their hearts. >> congressman alan gracen, thank you very much. >> thank you. still to come, more on the horrific attack that strikes at the heart of a community. i visited an lgbt center offering enter into are the to people in the area and focus on
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someone who lost two friends this weekend. plus two very different reactions from the presumptive nominees. from hillary's call for gun restrictions to donald trump's frightening rhetoric. democrats in congress stage a protest, "where's the bill" after a moment of silence. that dramatic moment later in the show. ♪ using 60,000 points from my chase ink card i bought all the framework... wire... and plants needed to give my shop... a face... no one will forget. see what the power of points can do for your business. learn more at
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we are heading into a general election that could be the most consequential of our lifetimes. but today is not a day for politics. on sunday, americans woke up to a nightmare that's become mind-numbingly familiar. a madman filled with hate, with guns in his hands and just a horrible sense of vengeance and vindictiveness in his heart. apparently consumed by rage
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against lgbt americans, and by extension, the openness and diversity that defines our american way of life. >> hillary clinton never mentioned her republican opponent by name today. her speech calling for bipartisanship and unity in the wake of the worst mass shooting in american history was in stark contrast to the one given by donald trump. ahead, how the republican presidential nominee has made a national tragedy all about himself. in a good, clean salad, every ingredient is the main ingredient. the new green goddess cobb with avocado, bacon, freshly made dressing, tomato...
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i said this was going to happen, adding in a tweet, appreciate the congrats for being right on radical islamic terrorism. he insisted, i don't want congrats, i want toughness and vigilance. trump tweeted he called it and that he asked for a muslim ban -- which of course would not have impacted the killer, who was born in new york city. trump called into multiple shows this money wlerg he darkly implied in some unspecified way there may be some sort of nebulous collusion between the terrorists and the president of the united states. >> he doesn't get it, or he gets it better than anybody understands. it's one or the other. we're led by a man that either is -- not tough, not smart, or he's got something else in mind. and the something else in mind, you know -- people can't believe it. well, there are a lot of people that think maybe he doesn't want to get it. a lot of people think maybe he doesn't want to know about it. i happen to think that he just doesn't know what he's doing but there are many people that think maybe he doesn't want to get it,
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he doesn't want to see what's really happening. >> all that was just the warm-up to trump's truly breathtaking remarks this afternoon in new hampshire which prompted "washington post" editor's editor to tweet, as a woman and daughter of immigrants with an arabic last name, this is probably the most frightening trump speech i've heard. reading from a teleprompter in prepared marks, demonstrable falsehoods including that hillary clinton wants to ban guns and there is no screening process for refugees -- who in reality face a screening process that usually lasts years. while putting outright falsehoods aside trump's speech seems designed to ratchet up the most dangerous, irresponsible aspects of his rhetoric and whip voters into a bigoted frenzy against their fellow american muslims who trump once again suggested without a sliver of evidence were protecting terrorists. >> now, the muslim community, so importantly, they have to work with us. they have to cooperate with law
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enforcement and turn in the people who they know are bad. and they know it. and they have to do it and they have to do it forthwith. >> despite trump's campaign manager last month claiming that trump will soften his stance on the quote muslim ban, trump suggested today actually he might just expand it. >> when i'm elected, i will suspend immigration from areas of the world where there's a proven history of terrorism against the upnited states, europe or our allies until we fully understand how to end these threats. >> joining me, representative keith ellison, democrat, one of two muslim serving in congress. congressman, have you ever seen a political speech like that by a major political figure in america? >> george wallace. someone like that. i mean, actually -- it is clear that we have a narcissistic
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fascist who has claimed the republican nomination. that's the fact. the real question is what are we going to do about it as a nation? but the real truth is, is that we have over 100 americans who are dead or have been severely injured. why oh why can't his sympathies run to them for just a moment? this is a horrific tragedy that our fellow americans have suffered through. and it was targeted at our gay and lesbian fellow americans, and at the latino community. both grieving. the whole nation should be grieving with them. and the fact that his mind is not concerning itself with what they need, comforting them, is deeply disturbing. but then turn it into a villainous rampage, rage against other americans, who had absolutely nothing to do with this, and i mean muslims now. it's just outrageous.
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i mean, the fact of the matter is that this is a tragedy that happens almost on a weekly basis in the united states. charlotte. aurora. columbine. and then if you look at chicago, 62 people killed in a weekend. all 62 different shooters, but 62 shot americans. this is where our focus needs to lie. the outrageous availability of guns. no other industrial country is like this. and the fact that if you need mental help treatment, it's just not readily available as it could be or should be. we need to make those investments. this is why people on the house floor today were saying, where's the bill? the republicans wanted to have a moment of silence. i respect that, it's out of respect for the victims. but we can't continue that moment of silence while we should be legislating. we need action. we need to turn to each other,
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not on each other, as our narcissist candidate suggests. and that's really kind of how i feel about it, chris. >> what do you say -- talking about gun violence, the shootings in chicago over the weekend, other incidents of mass shooting, to someone of trump's ilk who says, you are deflecting from the issue here which is this particular type of radical jihadi ideology, that's the enemy, that's what we have to focus on and defeat, anyone who doesn't focus on that is essentially complicit in this? >> here's what i have to say about it. of course we have to confront and defeat isis. but this guy is talking about isis, he's talking about al news ra, which is al qaeda, not isis. before he was talking about hezbollah, which is a shia group isis is fighting. this man clearly was confused and insane and just racked with absolute hatred and hostility
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towards just about everybody. of course it came out on the gay and lesbian community and the latino community in orlando. our sympathies must be with them. but i think that any sober look at who he was is this was a broken, self-hating individual who projected that hate outward. and if the reports that you shared earlier, which is that he frequented the pulse, actually bear out to be true? that is important as well because this means that this man was so closeted and so self-loathing that he turned that rage on people who perhaps, based on what the facts turn out to be, could have been lgbt himself. and so the bottom line is, we need help for people who are showing the signs of attacking their fellow americans. we need to get sane, sensible gun controls, not gun bans but
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gun controls. this guy bought a gun within a few days before. the police are concerned about it. they're front-line people. why isn't donald trump concerned about the absolute availability? he has said crazy, outrageous things before. taco mature martin. his wife said he was domestically abusing her. we've got a law saying no domestic abuser can get a gun, i think we might save a few people, who knows. but it's time to turn to each other with love and compassion, not with hate. >> representative keith ellison, thank you for your time tonight, really appreciate it. >> thank you. still to come, more of my interview with a man who at the last minute decided not to go to pulse saturday who lost two friends that night. there is. ♪ you see, we've got the power to turn back time ♪ ♪ so let's restart the show that started at nine ♪ ♪ and while we're at it, let's give you back your 'do ♪
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have you felt threatened here before in this community in florida? >> never. never even worse. today the answer is yes. i cannot believe that we have security at our doors. doing bag checks. to walk into a center that the doors are typically wide open. this is awful. it's awful that we have to back up and now be more vigilant and secure. >> the senator of orlando has been serving the lgbt community in central florida for nearly four decades. over the last 36 hours it's become a trauma center of sorts, a gathering place for lgbt people in the area.
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meant to help professionals, dozens volunteers have flooded to orlando offering supports and services. one of those people, 23-year-old court cedeno who frequented pulse. i asked him about his experience with the nightclub. >> i used to walk to this club every tuesday, and walk home, and i was always safe even walking, i felt safe in that area. things like this does not happen in orlando. especially in that area, in that club. i've never seen anything bad. i've never seen a fight. i've been going there two years now. >> saturday night you were going to go with your friends? >> yeah. we were outside the club in our uber, on the way. and i was like, i just had a weird bad feeling about it. my friend was talking about a dream i had about a shooting. of course this shooting happened, i was freaked out, and i was like, i don't feel like going inside pulse, something's telling me in my gut not to go inside there. and we started -- we headed to parliament house. it's just this is terrifying
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seeing so many people that were walking out of there like not alive because latin night is one of the craziest, busiest nights. vacationers are looking online to see what good gay clubs to go to, they see latin night. people come from europe, spain. you meet people from all over the world at that tiny venue. things like this -- they don't happen. it's sickening. it makes me sick to my stomach how seven of my friends got out of there alive but two of them, they passed. it's just crazy how i almost went in the club and somebody was telling me in my gut not to go in. i ended up going to the parliament house. >> you went to another club. when did you start -- >> we started getting seriously around like after 2:00 a.m., started getting calls of friends that got out. we started seeing it on the news. i went to twitter. they're saying run, run, everyone get out. i'm just like, i can't believe this is happening. like i have a picture of me -- i was just there last tuesday.
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i was there saturday before i almost went in. just there singing karaoke. i'm there every week. it's just -- this is devastating. >> more on how the lgbt community is being affected by the mass shooting at the pulse nightclub next. introducing otezla, apremilast. otezla is not an injection, or a cream. it's a pill that treats plaque psoriasis differently. some people who took otezla saw 75% clearer skin after 4 months. and otezla's prescribing information has no requirement for routine lab monitoring. don't take otezla if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. otezla may increase the risk of depression. tell your doctor if you have a history of depression or suicidal thoughts, or if these feelings develop. some people taking otezla reported weight loss. your doctor should monitor your weight and may stop treatment.
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democratic candidate for sta statehouse represents. you came from a vigil of 10,000 people there? >> there must have been more than 10,000 there, it was really surreal. surreal to see my home community, all communities coming together. not just lgbtq but the latino community, the black and african-american community, also the muslim and islamic community who have been there since day one in lockstep with us to denounce this hate and this horrible act of violence that is so surprising for a progressive city like orlando. lgbt-inclusive city like orlando. this is not who we are which is why some of us are so surprised that something like this can happen here. >> talking today to people at the center and friends of mine, lgbt friends of mine, there's a sort of specific kind of vulnerability people feel about the club as the place this
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happened. my friend richard kim wrote this great piece, gay bars are therapy for people who can't afford therapy, temples for people who lost their religion or whose religion lost them, sanctuaries against aggression. >> sure. gay clubs for decades have been like churches for lgbt people. it's a place that they go to have a sense of community, to have a sense of camaraderie, of inclusion. an affirming space where they're safe. and i know that the history of the lgbt struggle, particularly in the united states, with gay clubs, has been one sometimes that has been included with violence as well. the stonewall riots obviously are the most memorable and historic example. so something like this is an attack on who we are. it's certainly an attack on lgbtq and latino individuals. but it's an attack on all americans and our way of life. but orlando is stronger than
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this hate and we're not going to let it divide us. >> there's a -- donald trump today talked about basically trying to make this argument if you want to stand with lgbt folks then you have to clamp down on muslims and sign up for his agenda on immigration. what do you think about that argument? >> that's so wrong. that's so wrong and it's so divisive and toxic to be saying at a time like this that lgbt people should be turning against our muslim and islamic brothers and sisters. we reject that. we know that love trumps hate and we're going to not only get past this we're going to be stronger and we're going to send a really, really powerful message coming out of this as the world is watching, that we are a diverse community in orlando and that we are an inclusive community that loves everybody. >> carlos guillermo submit, it's a pleasure, thank you very much. sorry for talking to you under these circumstances. great to have you here. >> appreciate it, thank you. still to come, sherrod brown
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just 11 days before the massacre in orlando, president obama talked about his frustration with a system in which an individual might ob a no-fly list but still be allowed
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nothing's prohibiting him from doing that even though the fbi knows who that person is. >> the president expressed a similar frustration in his remarks today. according to fbi director james comey, omar mateen was no long over the terror watch list when he bought the guns used in the orlando shooting. even if he had been, that loan would not have legally prevented him from purchasing those weapons. today president obama said that should be the subject of some soul searching. if you have moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, and you're talking to your doctor about your medication... this is humira. this is humira helping to relieve my pain
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if the fbi is watching you for a suspected terrorist link, you shouldn't be able to just go buy a gun with no questions asked. and you shouldn't be able to exploit loopholes and evade criminal background checks by buying online or at a gun show. we have to make it harder for people who should not have those weapons of war. >> in her first campaign event since yesterday's deadly shooting, hillary clinton said today, the country needs to prevent people who may pose a threat from obtaining assault weapons or as she called them weapons of war. on the senate floor senate minority leader hirery red said he was heart-sickened by inaction of lawmaker on this gun control legislation. he was specifies talking about republicans who last december after a mass shooting rejected a bill that aims to stop suspected terrorists from legally buying guns. on the house floor democrats
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confronted speaker paul ryan calling for votes on gun control measures. >> i am really concerned that we have just today have a moment of silence and later this week, the 17th -- >> is the gentleman stating an inquiry? >> yes, mr. speaker. i am particularly interested about three pieces of legislation that have been filed in response -- >> the gentleman's -- will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill as amended? members will record their vote by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. >> the white house just announced president obama will travel here to orlando on thursday to pay his respects to victims' families. joining me, senator sherrod brown, democrat from ohio, who was on stage with hillary clinton today in cleveland when she spoke about what happened,
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about gun control. senator, i want to start with this specific policy at issue. there was a vote in the senate, democrats voted for it, republicans voted against. they couldn't override the filibuster. what do you say to people who say, no-fly lists are a mess, people get on them for the wrong reason, and this is a constitutionally protected right and you want to take away people's rights without due process? >> hardly. i think the president made it very clear that if you are on a no-fly list, meaning the fbi, the government, thinks of you as someone that might commit a terrorist act, you can't fly, you can obviously appeal and it get off a list proving you don't belong on it, but you shouldn't be able to buygun. that's pretty clear. i was talking to a reporter who told me she can't find republicans who will talk to her because she's going to ask two questions. one is about the assault weapon ban or about the no-fly list. that you can't buy a gun. the other question, she said no republican she could call, that
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she called, would be willing to acknowledge that this was a hate crime aimed at lesbians and gays in our country. and it's just tragic. one of the things that came through to me today is my wife and i were watching this this weekend. we remember a year ago, almost to the day, june of 2015, we stood on the steps of cleveland city hall about an hour and a half after the court decision celebrating an ohioan, james owner defell, establishing marriage equality. so as we celebrated with our lesbian and gay friends, our lgbt friends, a year ago, we stand with them today. stand with them in protecting them and being with them because of this heinous crime aimed at 50 gay, mostly gay americans in this nightclub. it was just horrible. americans need to come together. not be divided over guns, not be divided over hate crimes.
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let's got right thing here. >> hillary clinton said something today that really caught my attention. she talked about getting back to the spirit after 9/11 of 9/12, a sense of national unity, national purpose. i think a lot of people remember that feeling of solidarity. there's also a lot of folks who raised the point that was also a period that we authorized the use of military force, an authorization we still have, voted for the patriot act, and a lot of things came out of that moment of national unity. how did you understand that comment? >> good things and bad things come out of that, clearly. i mean, i remember george bush used that to pass trade legislation. used that to pass tax cuts. so some of that clearly was ill-conceived. but i was standing right behind secretary clinton in cleveland and sitting there after they brought a chair out. and i remember that one of the things she talked about was that next day, how people came together. republican president, republican mayor of new york, republican governor of new york.
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people came together. president bush went to a mosque. i remember soon after. president bush supported the extension of the assault weapon ban. but look how the republican party has changed. whether the nra -- the nra was around then but nothing like the power they have today to get just about every republican on board to fight against anything, including this terrorist watch list. i go back. it's just incredible. i watched your program when president obama's talking about how if you can't fly because you might be a terrorist but you can buy a gun? that's the most ludicrous thing. except we can't get republicans to support changing that lawson the people that can't fly can't buy guns. nobody in the world can imagine how stupid our congress has been or how in the pocket our congress has been of the gun lobby. and that's i think more to the point. >> all right, senator sherrod brown, thanks for making time, i
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appreciate it. >> of course, chris, thank you. >> that is "all in" for now. we'll be back here again live in orlando at 11:00 p.m. in two hours, stay tuned for that. "the rachel maddow show" starts right now. thanks to you at home for being with us tonight. look at these visuals from tonight. look at the number of people who turned out tonight. this is in new york city just outside the stonewall inn. we heard last month that stonewall might become part of the national park service. stonewall inn might become a national monument for its symbolic importance to the gay community in this country and the civil rights fight for the lgbt community in this country. well, it's unplanned and unexpected moments like this one tonight that prove that the whole idea of a symbol, symbolic value, is a really important thing when thousands of people needed a place to go, look at this. th


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