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a very good day to you. i'm richard lui. it is 4:00 p.m. in the east. 1:00 p.m. in the west. right now, server sitdown. breaking news out of washington where nbc news confirming hillary clinton met with fbi agents just this morning to discuss the use of her personal e-mail server. the clinton campaign now speaking out about today's conversation and the probe into, if the former secretary of state or her staff put national security at risk. new names, shortening list. speculation mounting as to who donald trump will pick as his running mate, among those being vetted we're hearing indiana's former governor.
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what could mike pence bring to the 2016 ticket? >> an american casualty. a u.s. citizen confirmed dead in the terror attack in bangladesh. an assault with hostages that lasted into the earl morning hours coming to a very violent end. first, we start this hour with breaking news in washington. hillary clinton's campaign confirmed today that the former secretary of state gave a voluntary interview to the fbi about her e-mail practices at the state department. kelly o'donnell is in the washington "newsroom" with the latest. you are watching the story all day today. you have had some developments wp the last several hours. >> reporter: we were outside hillary clinton's residence in washington, d.c. we saw the motorcade leave and return four hours later. at that point, we had no firm confirmation she was talking about the fbi. that came after she was home and the interview complete with her campaign releasing a statement. in that, they point out her
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participation was voluntary and that is critical in the conversation, because she could have been subpoenaed in many other kind of investigations. a subpoena would compel someone to provide testimony. that did not happen in this case. you see the statement there. also, according to her spokesman, she is pleased to have had the opportunity to assist the department of justice in bringing this review to its conclusion. also, indicating she is not going to talk about this any further. this is hanging in the air for quite a long time. she talked about being willing to talk to the fbi nearly a year ago. all this time has transpired. she said a few weeks ago she had not been contacted, not requested to submit to this kind of interview. why would that be? we can guess the people involved in the investigation were looking at documents and talking to others na might have int acted with her e-mail while she was secretary of state and using
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the private e-mail server. after those sports in terms of documents an e-mail with others will be completed. it was an anticipation she might be the last of the witnesses or certainly near the end of the witnesses. we now know that is happening today. will it change anything in the campaign? hard to know. this was an important day. she had no campaign events this weekend. kelly o'donnell in our washington bureau. appreciate it. the republican national committee has responding to clinton's interview with the fbi. their statement reads in part, hillary clinton has taken the unprecedented step of becoming the first major party presidential candidate to be interviewed by the fbi as part of a criminal invest surrounding her reckless conduct. the fbi wanted her for questioning reinforces her central role in deliberately creating a culture which put her own political ambitions above state department rules and
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jeopardized our national security. jason, i want to start with you on this here. you saw the commentary here from the rnc. they are making a direct allusion to this first-ever, and i'll go to the statement itself. saying the first major party presidential candidate to be interviewed by the fbi as part of a criminal investigation. jason, does this hurt her? >> no. it is just more ways hillary clinton is making history. she has been under investigation for years and years and years for things she has done, things her husband has done. the republicans are going to keep trying to beat this dead horse. it is not going anywhere. it is not really affecting the poles anymore. if they can't prove she did anything wrong and the fbi hasn't been able to discover she did anything that violates or jeopardizes national security, this becomes more noise in the wind.
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no matter what hillary clinton does that's bad, there is something that trump does 15 minutes later. >> trump has come out against hillary clinton on this issue. w will this be a talking point until a decision does come down from loretta lynch, the attorney general? or is this going to last farther, through to november? >> i think it will last through to november. hillary clinton's untrustworthy numbers conditi numbers continue to climb. they have now climbed to 66%, which is the highest they have been. 66% of americans don't think she is trust worthy. to add to that, even for those who maybe thought she hadn't done something wrong, although plenty think there is some clear evidence that she violated the espionage act. bill clinton, waiting on the tarmac, going until loretta lynch's plane provides a lot of evidence that they wanted somehow to reach loretta lynch
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to be able to talk to her within less than 24 hours when hillary clinton would sit down with the fbi. a lot of smoke. >> what information do you have about violating the espionage act? >> hillary clinton said she had turned over all her e-mails. she had not, in fact, turned over all her e-mails. they are looking into whether her server was hacked. regardless, she transferred material she knew was classified, not that it was marked classified but the secretary of state knows which information is classified and there is plenty of evidence that now that information absolutely at the time was not to be disseminated on a nonsecure server. >> i want to get to hadas here. we did not have any information at the time. hadas gold, this interview comes amid this controversy that happened on monday. it is five days later now. again, former president, bill
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clinton, saying hello, evidently, is what they are saying, to the attorney general, loretta lynch. this has brought more attention to this idea that the clintons seem to be acting in a way that says we are above the fray, if you will? >> it has brought a lot of unnecessary, what a lot of democrats have said, unnecessary kind of chaos and distraction from the election campaign. why go there? there were agents on the ground telling reporters, no pictures, no cell phones. that just adds to more of what sarah said, this smoke around it. why do that? why bring that pop yourself? some people are saying that maybe hillary clinton would be better off if bill clinton calmed down a little bit and went more back into the background. it is a hard balance, because he is such a good campaigner and he can be such an asset. at the same time, when he is working for other people, it can
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cause some problems. >> jason, now that this interview has happened today, is this going to close the book or is this going to increase the talk about what has happened so far? >> well, i think bill clinton's meeting with loretta lynch has extended the story in ways it shouldn't have been extended. hillary clinton's interview with the fbi today, that should have been the end of it. it is not going to be the end of it from a campaign perspective. here is the thing to remember. sometimes covering for yourself makes you look for guilty than anything you did. tom brady throwing away his cell phone doesn't mean deflategate actually happened. it means he is guilty. the clintons, because they are so busy doing corrupt things, sometimes when they are not guilty they still act like it. after all these investigations, there has still been nothing found that was absolutely
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illegal that she did. jason, johnson, hadas gold, i thank you all three. >> to the breaking news we are learning here at msnbc. we have learned that holocaust survivor and nobel prize laureate elie wiesel has died. he was 87. peter alexander has a look at his life. >> he was called a messenger to mankind. elie wiesel witnessed the worst of humanity and speaking out against inhumanity everywhere. efforts that in 1986 earned him the nobel peace prize. >> we must speak. we must speak out. >> born in romania, he was just a teenager in 1944. when he and his family arrived
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to auschwitz. his mother and family were killed in the holocaust. he watched his father starve together. his camp was liberated by american troops in 1945. he first returned to auschwitz nearly 35 years later to confront his memory. >> i was literally taken from my books of talmud, which speak of humanism, of beauty, of truth, into the kingdom of hell. >> he taught timeless lessons about hope and despair warning of the perils of indifference. partying with many international leaders and celebrities to focus the world's attention on suffering like the victims of war in the former yugoslavia and the tragedy in darfur. >> no one has taught us more than elie wiesel, his life is
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testimony that the human spirit endures. he wrote more than 50 books, his most famous, "night." a haunting p chronicle of his experiences. >> i often felt abandoned by god and betrayed by mankind. yet, i believe that one must not estrange onesself from either god or man. >> he built the elie wiesel m foundation for humanity, most lost with the ponzi scheme. teaching new lessons about a dark passage in history and imploring them to never forget. peter alexander, nbc news, new york. >> joining me on the phone is a personal friend of elie wiesel.
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>> it is a sad day for you. his grandson confirming to us at nbc news that he, indeed, has passed at the age of 87. how did you learn about the passing of elie? >> i assume it was his son who confirmed it. i found out today from his family. i, like many others am truly devastated by the loss of one of the great human rights activists and humanitarians of our time but also on a very personal level, a close friend of more
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than 55 years. he was very much my mentor and teacher. >> for 55 years, menachem, how would you answer a very difficult question given how much he has done in his life and, again, the things he has talked about, reflected upon. who was ellie wiesel? >> he was a survivor of the most horrific experience, the most horrific genocide ever perpetrated, who was able to transcend his experiences and rather than looking backward, he was able to use his suffering as a source of good and to try to prevent suffering of others.
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he was someone for whom memories and remembrance was meant to turn into a course for the betterment of human kind and to do everything he could through his writings, through his teaching, to ensure that what has happened to him would not happen to anyone else. when it did happen, whether in darfur or bosnia or in ruwanda, for him to speak out against it and make sure that the silence of the -- >> menachem, are you still there? looks like we have a little bit of a technical difficulty here. we were speaking with menachem rosensaft, a personal friend of elie wiesel, and also the
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general counsel of the world jewish congress reflecting on him, dead at the age of 87. this just into msnbc. his grandson confirming that with nbc news. the wiesel family asking for privacy on this very sad day, not only for his family and friends but many others who have been followers of elie wiesel and his strength throughout generations and decades. we will have more. for now, a short break. ...it keeps your underwear cleaner. (secretly) so clean...you could wear them a second day. tell me i did not just hear that! (sheepishly) i said you could... not that you would! ...charmin ultra strong with its washcloth-like texture, helps clean better than the leading flat-textured bargain brand. it's 4 times stronger, and you can use up to 4 times less it cleans better. (to different boy) you should try it, "skidz." we all go. why not enjoy the go with charmin?
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we following breaking news. we have just learned that nobel
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prize laureate elie wiesel has just died and a statement from benjamin netanyahu. saying this. the state of israel and the jewish people mourn deeply the death of elie wiesel. elie, a master of words gave an expression through his extraordinary personality and fascinating books of the triumph of human spirit over brutal issues, a bee can of light to the humanity of people. he believed in the good of everyone. i send my condolences to his family. that coming from prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. this, a very sad day for many of those in israel, the united states and around the world. certainly, for rabbi james ruden, who is the senior adviser to the jewish community. you knew elie wiesel. tell us about him and what he
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meant to you? >> he will forever be the eternal witness for the 6 million victims of the holocaust. his writings, the life he led, made the holocaust universal throughout the entire world. he was one of the world's most gifted writers. he used that writing, his extraordinary writing to be the witness, the permanent witness, the literary witness for all the victims. his career was teaching and human rights and civil rights throughout the world but he will forever remember. not just among the jewish people but throughout the world as this extraordinary person who survived the worst that human beings can do to one another, survived it and triumphed over it and led a productive and brilliant life. he is a witness and his writings will forever, i think, shape how we looked at the 20th century,
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how we looked at the holocaust. m i will remember him vividly at the united nations where i met him with mother teresa. i worked with him with the late cardinal john o'connor of new york and in many other places. he is vivid in my mind. it is a great loss. >> rabbi, elie wiesel was a story teller in so many different ways. >> a master story teller. >> a master story teller. over 50 books. often writing in french, also obviously english, hebrew. he also was a student, if you just go back to history when he was 20 years old, studying psychology, philosophy, literature, this after at the anyone of 15 being deported by nazis at that time to auschwitz and later in life, let's bring it forward to what you were just alluding to, what he did to communicate his story and the
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story of so many others. the holocaust in washington, d.c. is probably the place where his idea of letting the world know what had happened to him and so many others in that tragedy p came to be. talk about that process that he went through to get the holocaust museum done. >> well that, was a dream of his. let me say, richard, you are exactly right. so many holocaust survivors that i have known really didn't, some still thank god with us really don't want to talk about it. they put it aside. they want to build their lives. that's understandable. elie was always very different. he, through his writing and his creativity and the museum is really his physical gift to us in washington. he was not silent, on the contrary. he was always there, speaking, whether it was to president reagan, speaking truth to power, speaking at a church or a
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synagogue, whether it was with cardinal o'connor and myself. whoever he met, elie wiesel was a witness. he did it in a way that made a difference between the guilt of the people that actually carried out the mass murders in the holocaust and the responsibility of those who followed. every time i think of elie wiesel and it is a great loss today, i think of we as a universe, as a world lost. you could multiply elie wiesel by millions and millions of people that might have solved cancer, who might have built great et afasts and poets. he gave of himself. he was a great writer. to think he was write ng a language that was not his native tongue when he wrote in english
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or french. such gifted skill made that message universal. not just for the jewish people but for the entire world. >> certainly, a reflection of, as i was saying earlier, human tragedy and perseverance and he have he have voe evolution. he did not want to express the horrific details of auschwitz and the experience he had seen at the time. tell us about that time in the 1950s when he said, i'm going to tell my story now. >> it took time for him, like all the survivors, the trauma. we talk about post-traumatic stress. i was an air force chaplain. i know something about that, a little bit about post-traumatic stress. the military. imagine that famous picture you just had on the screen of where
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he was in auschwitz, which is the -- every time i go there, it is the ultimate radical evil in the world. it took him time to come out of that to recognize the loss, to recognize what happened. for him to come to terms with was he going to be angry, was he going to be vicious, was he going to be silent. he had a choice. all of the survivors had choices. i would never judge any one of them, that it was a right or wrong choice. his choice was to be the voice of the voiceless that could never speak again or write again or sing again or pray again. he became that voice. he did it in a language that started in french where he was a correspondent and then as he emerged he started writing in english. his writing is if you read his material very terse, very
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brilliant. you have to read it over and over again, because it's very compact. it's not self-loathing or weeping. yes, of course, but he was able to transcend the radical evil of auschwitz and become this nobel prize winner. more than that, to become the conscience of the world and he showed that with the controversy with president reagan over and over and over again. his concerns were not just for jews or for israel. it was a universal concern. menachem just talked about that. he is quite correct. >> as benjamin netanyahu said, a beacon of light. rabbi, thank you, thank you so much for spending your time and sharing your stories about elie wiesel. we definitely appreciate that. >> renown holocaust survivor,
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now, to a breaking story out of bangladesh. the state department has confirmed one of the 20 victims in friday's terror attack inside a restaurant has been identified as a american college student. we are also learning more about the other victims. nbc's lucy cakavanagh joins me from london. what is the information about the student? >> an unexpected twist. we are trying to get the latest on the american citizen that died in last night's attack in dhaka. a white house spokesman confirming that death. this individual's identity has not yet been released. authorities reaching out to relatives. i can tell you that of the vic tips do have connections to american colleges and two from ember and one from berkley in
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california. one of those undergrads was a young woman by the name of abinta kabir. she is from miami and had been visiting relatives in bangladesh when she got caught up in the attack. i don't want to make the jump and said this is the american that was killed. we do want to wait for the official confirmation. rick scott did issue a statement writing when one american is attacked, our entire nation is attacked. nine italians lost their lives in the violence as well as seven japanese citizens. richard? >> one american college student we are hearing at the moment unfortunately one who lost their lives in istanbul, bangladesh. extra security has been put in place as millions gather for the fourth of july holiday weekend. joining me now is douglas
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olivent, former director for white house security council. thanks for being here. >> pleasure. >> what is the latest you are hearing about the threat to the homeland based on this, the july fourth weekend n recent years, july fourth is a time where there is heightened concern? >> obviously. lots of america's enemies would love to have a spectacular attack on the fourth of july. it is very difficult to do any kind of organized attack here on the fourth. you have to be vigilant about these lone wolf attacks. somebody that picks up some kind of improvised weapon or a firearm around decides to kill people in a public place. that you need to watch for and be wary. this is not bangladesh and turkey or europe. it is hard to get to the united states. we are protected by two oceans.
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unless they are born here, we are fairly safe. >> which is one of the concerns. >> that is one of the concerns. my colleague, peter bergen, at new america, has written on this. there is a home grown threat. if they are smart enough not to talk to anyone overseas, not to communicate with isil central or any known interloculars. if they go and do this on their own, there is no way to pick that up. law enforcement can't be expected to do that. i said this earlier in the day. just like taking blood pressure on a human body, what is the symptom you are watching carefully every day, specially on a critical weekend like this? i don't think there is an indicator. that's the problem. if it is just one individual going and doing this, this could happen in washington, d.c. or it could happen in a little town of 25,000 somewhere out in the heartland of the midwest.
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you just don't know. you have seen the headlines about the level of attacks we have seen in the past month, orlando, istanbul, bangladesh. what does this tell you? >> certainly, there is a trump beat. certainly, there is a motivational factor that there is something in the air that these attacks are all feeding off each other. if you are unstable or idealogically inclined, it appears this is the time to do it. >> does this encourage more attacks, when they see one, then i'm going to do this? >> certainly. there is always going to be a copy cap effect. someone saying, i can trump that. that's a lamentable danger. >> thanks for being with us on saturday. next, the potential political toll of today's breaking news out of washington. hillary clinton officially meeting with the fbi today over
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the use of her personal e-mail server. what it could mean for her campaign moving forward.
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...with reddi-wip. we are following breaking news with hillary clinton meeting with the fbi. they raised questions about her honesty. she denies she did anything wrong. that's done nothing to reassure any voters. finding that only 25% of voters say she is more honest than donald trump compared to 41% for trump. nbc's chris jansing has poll with some reporters. >> she has been involved in so many scandals and so many acts of dishonesty. she flip-flops like i don't know. >> there is just a sense about her that she has been talking,
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how can she deal with foreign countries when as secretary of state, her husband was going around. >> we have development this morning of that meeting. from the campaign perspective, they are starting to follow the story. they are following what republican critics are following. >> it is really fascinating. you look at somebody like donald trump. fact checkers have had a field day. this is somebody that says two different things in one speech. you have hillary clinton who has these incredibly high trust
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worthy numbers. her campaign staff will say this is a product of the right wing, the republicans are trying to drum up all these controversies. some are things that could have been avoided, when we are talking about the speeches or bill clinton meeting with loretta lynch on the plane. why bring that up? >> basically, what you are saying here hadas about donald trump, many have had a field day fact-checking him. the list goes on and on and on. we have this issue. it is not nearly part of a list as long as donald trump's. why is it then that we are seeing this focus on that? >> i mean, because as that voter said, she has been in politics for a long time. there have been a lot of these issues that you can write a list of all these scandals, white water, monica lewinsky, all these things that have happened
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within the clinton orbit. donald trump is considered more trust worthy. he says, i say things how they are. people not be happy with what i'm saying, they are exactly how i feel. that might be trust worthy. some of these other elements that people get polled on, who is more ready to lead the nation? who is better on foreign terrorism and things like that. hillary clinton does tend to do better. unless her campaign can get over this untrustworthyness, they are going to have issues. i don't think this is ever going to be resolved, even if the fbi comes forward and says, there is nothing here. >> hadas, we have to underline there is no proof she has not stated the truth so far related to this. we are merely waiting for a decision by the justice department, correct? >> exactly. something that a lot of her campaign staff will say. they say this is something that is very hard for them to get over. they have joked before that even when hillary clinton is being authentic, when she is saying
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how she feels, people don't think it is the real her. remember the hot sauce incident. her campaign staff says she is a huge hot sauce person. she carries it with her all the time. she say that was her trying to pander to voters. >> we just got to tweet in with donald trump responding directly to the development about the meeting with the fbi. this tweet saying, it is impossible for the fbi not to recommend criminal charges against hillary clinton. what she did was wrong. what bill did was stupid. again, donald trump tweeting that. will he be saying this -- it is hard to believe he won't -- all the way through the coming months is this. >> of course, his nickname for her is lying, crooked hillary. it plays into her highest negatives. what he is doing is smart politics, honestly. >> can he actually keep on beating that drum? once this is over, won't it be over? >> not necessarily.
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you are going to have people saying, no matter what, oh, well, othe obama administration was covering up for her. that meeting with loretta lynch. that drumbeat is going to continue. it is a drumbeat that's been following the clintons for as long as they have been in politics. >> thank you so much, hadas gold, political media reporter for politico. thank you so much. >> it is a big, ironic, self-proclaimed. a bit ironic when you think about this, self-proclaimed business guru, donald trump, does not like big business, a frequent ally of republicans. >> but if we are going to deliver real change, we are going to have to reject the campaign of fear and intimidation being pursued by powerful corporations, media elites and political dynasties. the people who rigged the system for their benefit will do anything and say anything to keep things exactly the way they
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are. >> that was trump tuesday in pennsylvania criticizing trade agreements like nafta and ttp. they strongly support those agreements. trump later tweeted, for reasons only they can explain, the chamber of commerce wants to continue our bad trade deals rather than negotiating and making them better. bob davis, senior editor of "the wall street journal." former deputy and campaign manager for carly fiorina. is trump's view on big business consistent with his other stance sns. >> it is consistent with his statements on trade. it is not consistent with his statements on taxes, for instance. he has a little bit of this, a little bit of that. that's the donald trump that we know when it comes to policy. it doesn't add up to a cohesive whole. he has proclaimed himself as
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being a business guru. he is against big business in calling out his statements. >> he is the republican nominee. to take on one of the pillars of the republican establishment, which is the u.s. chamber and one of the central pillars of the republican party, free trade. if you think about the republican party and when it stands for, has stood for, it has basically been free trade, low taxes, small government. as i say, free trade is one of the central pillars. he has based his campaign against it. is trump leaving money on the table that he needs for this campaign? as you look away, there are many men's of the u.s. chamber of commerce. we will put our donations somewhere else. >> donald trump's fundraising
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has been pretty disastrous up to this point. he has found two-fer wedge issue. with hillary clinton, taking some of her voters away. her authenticity makes this difficult. she was for tpp. she is now against tpp. he gets to state he will bring american jobs back. whether he can do that, that's why he has more cross-over democrats than she has republicans going her way. at the same time, it is also an extremely effective way of underlying his message that the system is rigged. this underlines that politicians are corrupt. these deals are done in washington. i think it is very popular. >> i think it really help was those disaffected sanders voters who think that hillary is corrupt. they look at donald trump. they may not like everything but they are like, well, the guy is
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saying what we actually believe. donald trump from this point forward needs to expand his base. this is a great first step to do that. >> where does this money go that these members of the u.s. chamber of commerce and business business want to donate and be a part of this process? where does it go? >> i don't think it goes on the presidential level. there is still the house and senate and the chamber presumably is focused a lot on that. i think the question would be whether they think the presidential trump as president is kind of a lost cause. then what do they do? >> to the other point, i think it is an open question as to whether the attack on trade or immigration, whether it winds up to be good politics in the general election. he has the white working class. it is unclear who else this
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brings you. what does this mean, down ballot, right? >> you know, down ballot, there are a lot of republicans that are running against trade these days. it helps them there are many more that stick to the orthodoxy. it is only one part of the trump phenomenon. this is the part we are talking about policy. there is a lot more to donald trump than policy to say the least. >> bob davis, thank you very much. sarah, thanks for being with us all afternoon. i thank you both for spending your time with us. we'll be right back. # . do not take viagra if you take nitrates for chest pain or adempas® for pulmonary hypertension. your blood pressure could drop to an unsafe level. to avoid long-term injury, seek immediate medical help for an erection lasting more than four hours. stop taking viagra and call your doctor right away if you experience a sudden decrease or loss in vision or hearing. ask your doctor about viagra single packs.
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holocaust survivor, elie wiesel has died at the age of 87. yad vashem tweeted a short time ago that it mourns the passing of sri sell, and israeli prime
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minister, benjamin net tanya moo releasing a statement that says in part, the state of israel and the jewish people mourn deeply the death of elie wiesel. he awas a master of words, gave an expression through his ex stroerd personality and fascinating books of the triumph of the human spirit. i send my con dole ledolences t family. he was called a messenger of mankind and many other titles, being a nobel lawyeureate. sarah bloomfield joins us right now. sarah, also known as the person, a very essential individual to get your museum opened. >> absolutely. he got the whole idea of a living memorial to the holocaust in the capital of freet world.
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elie felt the lessons of the holocaust had a lot to say about the fri agility of democracy and the abuse of power. >> how do you describe elie wiesel to those that come to your museum? in his 87 years, if you look at his biography, it is long and storied. it has chapters. >> his life embodies the point of the museum. the reason to remember the holocaust is to learn from it. he believed that the holocaust had a lot of lessons to teach. it should be a challenge, a warning, an inspiration. his passion and aspiration is that no one's future should be like his past. that really is the point of the museum. >> a human rights active shift, a clarion call he has made throughout the years. >> what would you say that would
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be? >> well, i think elly used to say that the biggest sin was indifference. he said there would be evil and hatred all around us but that perpetrators would count on silence as their best acomplishment. he devoted himself to get people to think of themselves as actors on the world stage to improve social justice. >> what conversation or statement means the most to you? >> very personally in my meetings with him, he had a lot of humility in light of the extraordinary figure that he had been. >> there was some sadness that the world had failed to he'd his lessons.
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the opening day of the museum, he turned to our newly elected president clinton and challenged him to do something about ethnic cleansing in bosnia. he spoke one minute about his mother, murdered in the holocaust and the next minute made that challenge to a newly elected president of the united states. >> sarah, as you know so well, that famous trilogy that he wrote, a memoir of the holocaust. >> night, dawn and day, appearing in some 30 languages right now. when you think of his writings and you think of what he means to the next generation, he had said at one point he had got dozens, if not over 100 letters from children after they read one of his books. what does he mean for the next generation? >> i think it is remarkable that a book like "night" first published in 1955 at a moment when most survivors weren't
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talking that much about the holocaust not like we have today. that book suddenly became an iconic story that people all over the world read and remains even morrell vanity today in 2016. he was a gifted story teller. he could convey his own personal tragedy in a way that every human being, regardless of where you lived or your walk of life, could feel deeply. i think he would hope it was a challenge to you as well. >> sarah bloomfield, thank you so much. i appreciate you taking the time to speak with us. director of the united states holocaust memorial museum. you have plans to put it together as you will remember elie wiesel, dead at the age of 87. holocaust survivor, nobel
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