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tiara that shielded me with their own body to make sure i wasn't hit. >> i couldn't walk, i had to drag myself out of the bathroom. i had my cell phone in the hand and i started to wave the light so he could see me, but they weren't coming near me. >> this morning new information on the investigation including questions about what the gunman's wife may have known. and hillary clinton gets backup from president obama as the two team up to slam donald trump's response to the attack. it's 5:30 on the west coast, 2:30 out west. this is "way too early." good morning. it's wednesday, june 15th. i'm jonathan capehart. we begin with breaking news from florida where officials are
searching for a 2-year-old boy believed to have been dragged into the water by an alligator. the sheriff's office says the call came in before 9:30 last night at the grand floridian resort and spa. the family was relaxing near a sandy beach area when the reptile attacked. >> it's my understanding the father was nearby and the child was playing in the water, just a foot or so into the water. and the alligator came up and attacked. >> so he saw this happen? >> yes. the father at some point struggled to try to get his son and was not successful and then alerted others to try to assist him in the process. >> let's bring in nbc's sarah dallof live from lake buena vista. what else are authorities saying? >> reporter: good morning, jonathan. you have 50 law enforcement officials and two marine units frantically searching for this little boy.
you heard the sheriff say it happened, horrifying in front of his family as he was playing in the water. the father trying to wrestle that little boy from the alligator. the father sustaining a minor injury as he did so. the gator is described between four to seven feet in length. officials acknowledge that the search under these dark conditions is difficult, but they say they're committing to recovering that child. >> as a grandfather, we're going to hope for the best in these circumstances. but based upon my 35 years of law enforcement experience, we know that we have some challenges ahead of us at this time. >> reporter: and disney released a statement saying they are devastated by what has happened. they say they will continue to help the family who was vacationing here from nebraska. meanwhile, officials say there are no reports, no problems of this sort in the area in recent memory. jonathan, back to you.
>> nbc's sarah dallof, thanks. nearby the investigation into the orlando massacre continues and now we're learning more about the gunman's wife. nbc news has learned that 30-year-old noor zahi salman has told investigators she tried to talk her husband omar mateen out of committing the attack. federal agents tell nbc news she was with him when he bought ammunition and a holster. she told the fbi she drove him to pulse at least once because he wanted to scope out the nightclub. authorities are considering filing criminal charges against mateen's wife for failing to tell them what she knew before the attack, but no decision has been made. since the shooting, salman has been reportedly been staying at the home of mateen's father who was asked about his daughter in law last night. >> how many times has the fbi spoken to you? >> well, that's up to him. >> did she tell you that she had taken omar to the pulse nightclub? >> sir, sir, i don't have any
information. >> you have told some of the other news agencies that she was interviewed by the fbi and that she knew about the attack and tried to stop the attack. >> that's all -- that's all -- they make up. >> an fbi spokesman has confirmed to nbc news that three agents had visited omar's relatives in california. at last check, at least 33 victims are still hospitalized. during a news conference yesterday, some of the survivors talked about what they experienced during the shooting. nbc news gabe gutierrez has the latest. >> i still can't believe it myself. >> reporter: when the rampage began, orlando torres was trapped. >> we heard a pow, pow, pow. it caught my attention. >> reporter: he and a female friend hid, propping themselves on a toilet inside one of the nightclub's four restrooms so the gunman would not see their
legs. >> at this point, did you think you were going the survive? >> no. >> reporter: mateen was calm, that he demanded the u.s. stop bombing isis in syria and then he heard mateen wash his hands in the middle of the bloodshed. >> i thought my life was over. >> reporter: do you believe this was motivated more by anti-american or anti-gay sentiment? >> he was killing two birds with one stone, but he killed 49 with one stone. >> reporter: the emerging stories of survival, remarkable. colon was shot three times. >> i can hear the shotguns closer and he shoots the girl next to me. and i'm just there laying down, i'm thinking, i'm next, i'm dead. >> reporter: patients carter was held hostage when she heard him speaking arabic, but not sure to whom. >> he said, are there any black people in here? i don't have a problem with black people.
this is about my country. you guys suffered enough. >> reporter: as she heals she wrote this poem. >> i never thought in a million years that my eyes could witness something so tragic. looking at the blood and debris covered on everyone's faces, looking at the gunman's feet under the stall as he paces, the guilt of feeling lucky to be alive is heavy. >> that was gabe gutierrez reporting. the islamic state supporter whkilled two police officers in paris claimed he was eyeing more targets. 25-year-old larossi abbala went into the home, taking the officer's partner hostage before killing her as well. abballa who had pledged allegiance to isis, posted a video to facebook and that was made during his standoff with the police in the couple's home. he calls on allies to target police officers, journalists and
rappers. he also warned of surprises for the euro 2016 soccer tournament taking place in france. three people have been taken into custody for questioning following the attack. abballa had been sentenced to prison in 2013 for being involved in recruiting work network, but was released after six months. now to politics and the democratic primary season ends with a lopsided win for clinton. she wins in washington, d.c., 79 to 21. nbc news is awarding her 46 of 46 delegates and she leads bernie sanders by nearly a thousand delegates. last night, bernie sanders and the presumptive nominee met at the capitol hilton. they were joined by podesta and jane sanders and jeff weaver. they talked for more than an hour and a half and afterwards issued nearly identical
statements touting their positive discussion. areas of agreement like raising the minimum wage and the danger of donald trump. but where hillary clinton spoke of unifying, sanders stopped short. he did not suspend his campaign or endorse her. earlier in the day the senator let it be known he had some demands for the party going forward. >> i do believe that we have to replace the current -- the democratic national committee leadership. we need real electoral reform within the democratic party. and that means among many, many other things open primaries. we need same-day registration and that means that anybody in this country can walk in and get registered to vote on the day of a primary or a caucus. we also need obviously to get rid of super delegates. the idea that we had in this
case 400 super delegates pledged to a candidate some eight months or more before the first ballot was cast is to my mind absurd. >> though he never uttered the name donald trump, president obama forcefully responded to the presumptive republican nominee yesterday. after meeting with the national security council, the president had a searing condemnation of trump's call for him to use the words radical islamic terror in the wake of the attack in orlando or resign. >> there's no magic to the phrase radical islam. it's political talking point. it's not a strategy. that kind of yapping has not prevented folks across government from doing their jobs. but we are now seeing how dangerous this kind of mindset and this kind of thinking can be. we now have proposals from the presumptive republican nominee for president of the united states to bar all muslims from
emigrating to america. we hear language that singles out immigrants. and suggests entire religious communities are complicit in violence. where does this stop? it won't make us more safe, it will make us less safe. fuelling isil's notion that the west hates muslims. it makes muslim americans feel like their government is betraying them. it betrays the very values america stands for. donald trump responded in a statement to the associated press saying the president quote, claims to know our enemy and yet he continues to prioritize our enemy over our allies and for that matter the american people. when i am president, it will always be america first. he had more to say at his rally in north carolina.
>> i watched president obama today and he was more angry at me than he was at the shooter. and many people said that. the level of anger, that's the kind of anger he should have for the shooter and these killers that shouldn't be here. if you don't know what the term is and if you don't discuss what the problem is, and if you can't say the real name, we have a radical islamic terrorism problem, folks. we can say we don't. we can pretend like obama that we don't. where obama spent a long time talking about it, and nobody at the end of that speech understood anything other than boy, does he hate donald trump. that's about the only thing. president obama and hillary clinton cancelled the scheduled campaign rally after sunday's terror attack, but the two seemed to be in sync anyway with the president and his former
secretary of state, speaking at the exact same time with their words matching up in some places nearly by the minute and the timing of this first phrase here, nearly matching up to the second. >> is donald trump suggesting that there are magic words that once uttered will stop terrorists from coming after us? >> there's no magic to the phrase radical islam. the orlando killer, one of the san bernardino killers, the ft. hood killer, they were all u.s. citizens. >> he was born in queens, new york, just like donald was himself. >> they want us to validate them. that's their propaganda. that's how they recruit. >> trump's words will be in fact they already are a recruiting tool for isis. i have to ask will responsible republican leaders stand up to
their presumptive nominee? >> do republican officials actually agree with this? >> still ahead on "way too early," doing business with iran. we'll tell you which u.s. companies is about to reap big benefits in the easing of the economic sanctions. that story and a check on the weather when "way too early" comes right back.
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research on presumptive nominee, donald trump. the russian government as this denied any involvement with breach and speaking yesterday on "meet the press" daily, debbie wasserman schultz said the problem was dealt with swiftly. let's turn to business and iran has reached the historic deal to buy boeing jets. iran would acquire more than a hundred planes under the multibillion dollar deal. steve sedgwick joins us live from london. >> good morning. yes, jonathan, it's historic if it happens. we have only sources talking the broad outline of the deal but it's nearly 40 years since the boeings were allowed to be sold to the iranians. they have a decaying old fleet after many years of sanctions and they need to replace up to 400 planes. airbus, the european rival, they have done a deal with the irani iranian, but this could be a hundred plus jets. it needs approval from president obama's administration before it can go through. elsewhere, a victory for those who want net neutrality.
it's a doctrine which prohibits broadband companies from blocking or slowing the delivery of internet content to consumers as well. this has been a backing of this doctrine by judges and an appeal court in columbia as well. 2 to 1 they voted on this, in 184 page ruling. it's a victory for millions of consumers in the giant tech companies who want these regulations in place. at&t said they'd continue to fight this ruling. another victory perhaps for the consumers and those high-tech companies. who wants to use the internet without restrictions on speed. >> thank you. bill, barnacle, everyone, time for sports. nhl is going all in on the expansion team. are you ready for this? the associated press citing a person with direct knowledge of the nhl's decision reports the league has settled on the city of las vegas. where a 31st nhl franchise will
begin play as early as the 2017 season. official word on the expansion is expected at the league of of governor's meeting. why do that? because we have to go to major league baseball, bill, in colorado, the yankees at bat, trailing the rockies by a run in the third inning. >> here's a 3-1. this is in the air to shallow left. long run, whoa! >> oh, no. >> oh, wow. pargh got hurt. >> trevor story collided while trying to make a play on the shallow left field and and the player writhed in pain. as for the game, the rockies go on to win it, 13-10. in boston, the orioles
jonathan scope gets a ahold of a pitch last night against the red sox sending the ball 450 feet out over the green monster. see ya, here it goes again. >> do that again. >> see ya. >> you know what? you know what, bill, the os win it 3-2. for those of you having trouble with your short game like me on the links this summer take a lesson from pro golfer bubba watson with a chip, tap, catch and a flip. watson sinks his shot -- >> we have all done that. >> i mean, i did it last weekend. he's like that shot from the rough, just off the edge of the green. not sure that counts on the official scoreboard, bill. >> gives him cool points. >> yeah. >> the closest i'll come to golf is the outfit. let's get a check on the weather. >> you have never golfed before? >> i have never golfed. i mean, i held some golf clubs poorly. >> minigolf. >> not minigolf, no real golf, bill. >> all right. the -- that is real golf, it's fun. as far as the middle of the
country goes, we are watching this heat wave that is going to develop. it will be historic by the time we're done with it. the heat can be a deadly killer too. we have had a lot of painful heat waves going in the past years. think of chicago back in the '90s. we're not going to see humidity levels that are horrible. that's good. and so the temperatures, heat advisories up for much of the country. dallas, near 100, st. louis near 100. but this weekend, in southern california and in arizona, phoenix has a chance of getting up near 120 degrees as we go through sunday afternoon. that would be close to the all time june temperature record. so it's early in the season to get stuff like this. yesterday we did see about 12 tornados in southern minnesota. no damage reported thankfully. chicago little bit of light rain left for you. some stray thunderstorms in indiana and also michigan this morning. then we'll get around 2:00 this afternoon, 23 million people at risk of severe weather today. mostly kentucky from nashville northwards back up into the ohio
valley. and the other story out there is the southeast. finally cooling off. atlanta has been very steamy lately. today, 87 degrees. same in charlotte and also raleigh. still warm, but not quite as bad. jonathan, the beautiful weather continues. everyone from d.c. to philly and new england, we have the picturesque, cool, crisp nights and beautiful afternoons and that continues into the weekend. >> all right. thanks a lot, bill. up next, a very colorful tribute to the people of orlando from one of the nation's most famous scientists. that's coming up next on "way too early." real is touching a ray. amazinis moving like one. real is making new friends. amazing is getting this close. real is an animal rescue. amazing is over twenty-seven thousand of them. there is only one place where real and amazing live.
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now let's get a check on the morning's other headlines and for that we head to the control room and louis burgdorf. >> good morning, jonathan. disney world is hoping to bring some relief to the victims of the orlando nightclub shooting. walt disney company announced the launch of the one orlando fund set up to support the families affected by sunday's terror attack. disney will donate $1 million and it will distribute funds working with nonprofits working with the lgbtq and the hispanic groups. it will match the donations knead made by the 34r0i year -- made by the employees dollar for dollar. and the outpouring of support continues all over the world and yesterday one of most famous astrophysicists took to
the web to talk about the rainbow. tyson said that the exact rainbow, any of us sees in the sky is entirely our own. a personal yet communal gift from the laws of optics. he goes on to explain a rainbow forms only broad sides to your line of sight. that's why the pot of gold at its base remains eternally out of reach. he then described the colors of the spectrum, the seven signs to the continuous rainbow. red, orange, yellow, indigo and he closed out by posting the image of the flying rainbow flag with the seal of the orlando city caption. sometimes you will find colors of the rainbow on flags. a fitting tribute from one of the world's most respected scientific minds. take a look at this. a rainbow appeared over the skies of orlando yesterday. and over the pulse nightclub. really, really special. jonathan? >> that is quite -- that is quite something.
sends chills. thanks a lot, louis. that does it for me and "way too early." coming up on "morning joe" we're barely into the general election and republicans are already getting tired of having to answer for or defend their party's presumptive nominee. we'll have that. plus the latest on the investigation into the orlando terror attack. that and much more coming up next on "morning joe." before earning enough cash back om bank of america to buy a new gym bag. before earning 1% cash back everywhere, every time. 2% back at grocery stores and now at wholesale clubs. and 3% back on gas. kenny used his bankamericard cash rewards credit card to join the wednesday night league. because he loves to play hoo. not jump through them. th's the excitement of rewarding connections. apply online or at a bank of america near you. wiback like it could used to? neutrogena hydro boost water ge with hyaluronic acid it plumps skin cells with
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is donald trump suggesting that there are magic words that once uttered will stop terrorists from coming after us? >> there's no magic to the phrase radical islam. the orlando killer, one of the san bernardino killers, the ft. hood killer, they were all u.s. citizens. >> he was born in queens, new york, just like donald was himself. >> they want us to validate them. that's their propaganda. that's how they recruit. >> trump's words already,