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hone honestly, you know, it's friday night we're having fun. >> you know something, though, it happens. i told someone earlier today that it was wednesday. i found out it was thursday. it means the weekend is closer than i thought it was. that does it for us tonight. we'll see you again tomorrow. now it's time for the last word with lawrence o'donnel. >> the presidential test of the day today was, what day was it? and at least one candidate didn't have that answer. >> i can't be president either, i thought it was wednesday. >> no one is even dreaming of you being president. thank you steven. >> all right. thank you. politico broke the news, breaking news, the top republican party officials plan to hold an emergency meeting tomorrow with the trump campaign. campaign that is now in panic mode. one of the reporters will join us. they're calling the emergency meeting a come-to jesus meeting.
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donald trump is going to be so disappointed when jesus doesn't show up. >> hillary clinton, commonly referred to as "crooked hillary". >> he wants america to work for him and his friends at the expense of everyone else. >> gave a speech today having to do with economic development. >> the middle class of america is what makes america's economy work. >> she seems to be renewing her push to try to get donald trump to release his tax records. >> he refuses to do what every other candidate in decades has done is release his tax returns. >> new day and controversy for donald trump. >> he just called the president of the united states the founder of isis. >> brack hussein obama, he is the founder of isis. he is the founder of isis. he is the founder. >> he's the founder.
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he's a founding father. >> he is repeating what is a false statement. >> he calls it isil, is the reason he calls it isil, he likes to bother everyone. >> doubling down doesn't begin to describe it. >> we are going to make america great again. >> once i get in, i will do my thing i do very well. >> it's probably the only way i'm going to get to heaven. >> this is the last word on campaign 2016. panic is sweeping the republican party and possibly everyone in the trump campaign, including donald trump. what one republican source is calling a come to jesus meeting is planned for tomorrow at the orlando ritz-carlton between trump campaign officials and members of the rnc. no word yet of who gets the job that telling donald trump that jesus won't there. what's bothering people on the
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campaign they feel like they're doing all the right things, but they're losing every news cycle to hillary and there's nothing they can do about it. they finally realize they need the rnc for their campaign, let's face it, there is no campaign. earlier today politico reported that more than 70 republicans signed an open letter to urge them to stop spending any money on helping trump campaign. many of the signers of that letter were former republican party staffers and former republican members of congress. a current member of the republican national committee said faces a possible mutiny. that source described "major thank yo tumult in the building" all of this panic in and around the trump campaign might explain why
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xanax trump stepped up to the microphone this morning in florida at the first campaign appearance of the day. xanax trump is a hashtag that flies around twitter when donald trump softens his tone to the point that even jeb bush low energy. this usually happens after another major round of media speculation about just how mentally unbalanced donald trump is, in an attempt to prove that he's perfectly sane. he steps up to the microphone and speaks softly and to some observers, creates the suspicion that pharmaceuticals could be involved, like the calming antianxiety pill xanax, that publicly expressed speculation today about donald trump and xanax, could be why he had his most gracious moment yet as a candidate tonight on fox news.
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>> hillary's medical records, you want to see those or you don't care. >> i think that would be inappropriate. >> donald trump surely knows that demanding to see hillary clinton's medical records would open him up to the demand to see his medical record, including his prescription history, if any, for xanax or you know what. even the softer gentler version had a trumpian moment while he was reading his speech from the paper it was written on, he actually squeezed in a criticism of hillary clinton for reading speeches on teleprompters. and his audience, oblivious to the ironny, delighted in the ridicule as trump audiences always do. but this time the trump audience was laughing at hillary clinton for reading speeches while their hero was reading a speech. the trump audience had no idea
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that the unintended trump joke was on them. in this case, trump and his audience were perfectly matched in mental clarity, just like most trump audiences who love every word spoken by the most ignorant and mentally unstable presidential candidate in history. but the trump rally audience do not include the republican party professionals who worry about preserving republican majorities in the house and senate. they have given up worrying about electing the republican party since the day donald trump attacked mr. and mrs. khan two weeks ago. the best republicans can hope for in their emergency come-to donald meeting tomorrow, is not a strategy to win the presidency, but a strategy to get to the finish line in this election with donald trump doing no more damage to the republican
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party, and that's a strategy that depends on the sudden miraculous this weekend of a magic pill much more powerful than xanax. >> joining us now senior fellow at the ethics and republican party center. ken, you've got the breaking news tonight, astonishing quotes in this report about the republican staff near mutiny. that would be, i presume, a mutiny against prevus and the way he's been dealing with trump. >> this has been -- but since then, trump has really relied heavily on the rnc he didn't build much of a campaign, really any during the primary.
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he's relied on the rnc for the basic blocking and candidates of politics, because they have worked closely himself and the candidate has occasionally clashed with the rnc, there hasn't been a smooth working relationship. so what this is, our understanding, an effort to hammer out some of the key ground game specifics in particular, they're telling that it's in florida where we understand that the trump campaign has won field office -- one field office in perhaps the biggest and most swing state in the country, there is some panic among the field staff around the country for the trump campaign that the pace of building this on the ground infrastructure is way off where it should be, to the point where some complain they don't have the basic collateral, that's the yard signs and bumper stickers and campaign to give out even if they had the people on the ground to give it out. so this is an effort to kind of
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get on the same page and jump start, to some extent, the ground game in particular. there are other places where they're lacking, including advertising, plan and, of course, the one we keep coming back to, messaging, donald trump, even if these things are in place, he cannot stick to the script and that's hurting him. >> your piece quotes, florida campaign professional saying they should have at least ten offices by now in florida, not one, the clinton campaign has 12 at this point. a fox news asked donald trump about tensions with the republican party, let's listen to the answer to that. >> there's an open letter pinned by 70 republicans suggesting that rnc pulled back funding, maybe even pulled back data from your campaign? >> he just put out a press release and he just put out a tweet saying it's untrue. i mean, if it is true that's
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okay today because all i have to do is funding the republican party. in fact right now i'm in orlando i'm going to a fund-raiser for the republican party. so if they want to do that, they can save me a lot of time and energy -- >> peter, amazing how much credibility he gave to the report while denying it. at first he says, he put out a tweet saying it's untrue. most will emphasize that and leaf it at that he goes on to say in the next sentence, if it's true, that's okay, too. and then, of course, he ends it with a threat to the republican party if they do that, you know, i'm their king fund-raiser, they can't do that. what can anyone expect to achieve in a meeting with a campaign that's trying to make this guy disciplined? >> nothing. it's impossible and it's clear months ago that it was going to be impossible.
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look, this guy is a political black hole and he's going down and he's dragging a lot of republicans with him. the campaign is awful. the rnc is mishandling things. this is fundamentally a problem of the candidate, donald trump. he is not only chaos candidate, he's a person who has a disordered personality. and i think that that's really, actually, the fundamentalal thing to understand about donald trump. if you don't accept that, the thing he says don't make sense as a political candidate. if you do understand that, all of these distorted and disturbed pieces begin to fall into place. this idea of a come to jesus meeting, i'm not sure jesus could pull this campaign out of the tail spin. >> it takes a miracle worker, peter, at this point, that's for sure. >> yeah. and it's just not going to happen. this -- you know, time and time again they come and say they
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stop, this is like lucy and the football, it's not going to change because that is who, at his core is, donald trump is. he's a poth logical liar. there's one thing he's honest about that's when he repeatedly says i'm not going to change and yet republicans and others don't take him at his word. they should. and there's going to be three more months of this. this is just a catastrophe for the republican party. >> we have mitch mcconnell expressing concerns tonight about being able to preserve the republican majority in the senate. and the reason -- one of the reasons your report concentrates on florida is its must win for the republicans and there's the feeling, as reported in your article, that donald trump is dragging down marco rubio in his senate campaign there. >> i mean, you see it across the country in some of these king swing states where senate
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candidates have distanced themselves, senate candidates and incumbents have distanced themselves from the nominee. mark is campaigning on distancing himself on trump and standing up to trump. that's why the rnc resource allocation is such a key issue that's getting so much attention right now. there's a sense that money is being waisted by trying to prop up the trump campaign and it would be better spent trying to save the majorities in the senate and even, potentially, in the house which some are saying is may be at risk if it's a real bad landslide in favor of hillary clinton. the thinking is if you're going to lose the white house for sure, you should really be focusing on having a strong or, at least, an existing surviving republican majority in both chambers to be able to counter hillary clinton as president for at least four years. >> and, peter, in a normal race,
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you could concentrate -- we could concentrate this discussion on florida and not need to look much wider. but we have a poll out of south carolina, with donald trump at 41, hillary clinton at 39, gary johnson, 5. that's a tie, that's two points. we have the democrat is tied right now with the republican in south carolina. and if the republican cannot win south carolina, then nothing else on the map is going to matter. >> that's exactly right. you've got it up in utah, of allstates, and georgia where trump is behind. look, the floor is breaking on trump and on republicans, but i just want to come back to this point, which this was inevitable. this was so predictable. people were saying this, i was saying this months ago because this is the kind of person that you're dealing with. and the republican primary voters in their infinite wisdom
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decided to put a man, who is not just a amateur, a person with a disordered personality. he's erratic, cruel, crude, he's unprincipled and he's unstable. when you put a person like that at the top of the ticket, it's going to be trouble. what's interesting is this race unfolds and the intensity of the campaign unfolds, he's actually getting worse, not -- not better. so this thing is a -- he's a bomb and he explodes every other day and there's no stopping. i think that the rnc should go in and they absolutely should stop funding the trump campaign, the presidential campaign. they should try to use it to provoke him. trump has said the system is rigged against him. they ought to actually take steps to say, the system is rigged against you and try and provoke him out of this race. it wouldn't -- i think it's a long shot, but trump is going to get blown to bits on some level he may know that and he doesn't want to go down as a loser.
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if there's any way to give him a exit strategy, that may be one to do it. we're not giving you any funds, we're urging democrats to go out to vote for ticket splitter, people who vote at the top of the ticket. urge big donors not to go to him and hope that provokes trump to a point where he might withdraw. i think it's very unlikely. i think it's the best chance they have and i think it's a moral imperative to get rid of this guy. >> i think we know donald trump spend his day, among other things, figuring out exactly who is he going to -- the possibility of he blaming the republican party, tonight, is at least as high as the possibility of him blaming the democratic party for him losing november. peter winer thank you very much. ken vogel thank you for joining us with the big scoop tonight.
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really appreciate it. how can you tell donald trump not received security briefing yet. he's still calling -- he will join us along with the author of the book "defeating isis" a book that donald trump is reportedly meeting. a new poll ranks the most offensive things he has said and done. what do you think the most offensive thing is that donald trump has said? the answer to that is going to be in this poll coming up. and some of our voting machines may be vulnerable to a cyber attack somewhere else, long before that threat was possible, many more of our voting machines have been just as likely to collapse of old age on election day.
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i call president obama and hillary clinton the founders of isis. they're the founders. >> that's donald trump's trump newest burst of madness. why this time just seems like too small a word to describe the things coming out of donald trump's mouth now that he's falling and could be headed for a landslide defeat and dragged down congressional majority of republicans with him. hue hewitt tried to help donald trump climb out of the hole of this particular lie about isis, which only then proved how impossible it is to help donald trump. listen now as hue hewitt drops a ladder down into the hole donald trump has dug for himself and donald trump refuses to climb out. >> i know what you meant, you meant that he created the vacuum and lost the peace. >> no, i meant he's the founder
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of isis. he's the most valuable player award. >> he's not sympathetic. >> the way he got out of iraq, that was the founding of isis, that's no mistake. i think they like it. i give him the most valuable player award and i give it to him and i gave the cofounder to hillary. >> -- i know what ewe ear arguing. >> do you not like that? >> i don't. i think -- they lost the peace. they created the libyan vacuum, they created the vacuum into which isis came but they didn't create them. >> i disagree. >> hugh hewitt, and malcolm nance former intelligence officer, combat veteran and msnbc contributor. the author of the new book that donald trump claims he is reading. >> you can't tell he's read
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anything about isis. >> well, if we had more time, i would put forward my proposition. you could say it's bin laden, you can say al bagada. and i think a lot of republicans and a lot of democrats will agree that the decision to cut and run from iraq in 2011 was disastrous and hillary clinton owns it alone with president obama for allowing them to spring up. founder is a term i think is abridged too far. but donald trump is messaging this a different way. i've got to go back to this very quickly, larry. >> yeah. >> pete is a friend of mine. he's a never trumper. it's tie in iowa, florida, ohio. donald trump needs to make a continue to make course corrections. i think the whole founder thing was an effort to turn the page
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from the fiasco that i began, did you begin to insight violence against secretary clinton. we talked about the supreme court. we reassured conservatives he'll stick to it. we talked about putting john as the secretary of state. it was over all a good interview. but this founder trapped door he fell through and we'll see what happens in the days ahead because i think -- it's simply not true. >> malcolm, let's just pretend that donald trump is reading your book. i have to say pretend because i don't believe he's ever read a book in his adulthood, but -- could you point him to one page, because i'm guessing his attention span could get him through one page. if there's one thing you can point to in the book that he needs to read right now. >> i will say the first page on the section of the history of isis. i mean, you know, so long as we're dabbling in fantasy here, you know, i -- time magazine said he read the book defeating
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isis. if he's going further in the cover, 540 pages of ensigh clo pe pead ya -- en -- you're accusing the president of the united states of treason or you're saying he's in league with the allies of the united states and - his responsibility for doing that. patently false. it is a lie. okay. there's nothing truthful about that at all, it started with al qaeda and iraq in 2003. i'm staying from the intelligence community's perspective, isis was a name change in al qaeda in 2006 and they added the s of syria. >> can you explain, too, we had a clip earlier in the show. where donald trump was complaining that the president obama calls it isil. he's mad at him for that. can you explain why president obama says isil? >> i'll explain it spies, like us, we use technical
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terminology, which is accurate to the language. so the islamic state of the iraq which describes the area that they intended to take was syria, jordan, lebanon, palestine and syria, it was not just syria. so it is technically far more accurate that isis intended to take all of those countries. so the president uses the cia and national director of intelligence terminology, asiel. if he can't understand that, he shouldn't have the job. >> i listen to your interview and it makes me think of the emergency meeting they're having tomorrow in orlando -- how -- what could they possibly do to help this campaign if they have a candidate who they can't help present himself publicly? >> i think they need to persuade him to the efficacyover message
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point. number one being hillary clinton foreign policy is being marked where the brotherhood took over by the libya sub structure that allowed isis to flood that country, by the status that -- that would allowed american forces to stay there and not turn the western part of the country over to isis, by the russian reset button that included a connection to her. by the threat she supposes to supreme court. lawrence, i'm sure you covered in depth these new e-mails that surfaced that show a very bad character from nigeria, lebanon nigeria, a billionaire dealing with the clinton foundation to run interference in april of 2009, the sleez factor here is enormous. they're getting donald trump to focus on the key concepts that hillary clinton was the worst secretary of state. she has a huge corruption
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problem and she endangered the country's national security. he can reverse this gap, but right now not only has he got it close in florida, ohio, iowa. he needs it in pennsylvania, as well. he cannot afford to lose states -- like utah, like you brought up. colorado, i've written off. so the map shows it's very very close. they just need to get him to believe in the efficacy of the messages that actually which she is a terrible secretary of state and should be forced to defend her record not one that she would like to defend, which is a fictitious one about the president being the founder of isis. >> in the space of 60 seconds or more you gave the very best speech that donald trump has never given. but what it is a disciplined list in catalog. and before he was halfway through it, i was thinking donald trump right now cannot remember the first thing you said. this is your problem, right, it's like -- if you were trying to prepare a witness for trial
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and you're saying here are the things you need to say. he cannot retain this information. >> no, because he has no grounding in what happens outside of the misuniverse pageant in moscow. if he's not trying to put his name on a building in dubai, he does not understand there's another world of human beings out there who do not hold the same interest who we have that we may have to interact with. he doesn't care. look what happened in the iraq war when we had experts deliberately kept away from the war. donald trump just doesn't understand that there's a world outside of the united states. >> hewitt, nice try trying to help donald trump today. malcolm nance, thank you both very much. >> thanks. coming up, russian cyber attack the dnc was way bigger than we thought. the question of what can happen to our voting machines. in fact, the biggest risks our
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summer. we're going to do a show next week without you and i think the audience is going to be able to tell. it's not going to be the same. >> thank you. >> what have you hated the most about new york city? i assume it's the ugly the humidity that we walk through every day. >> i found that there's a lot more bugs than in california. >> that's right. >> so i think it would be the bugs. >> you are so lucky to be going home to the bugless humiditiless, california. >> i'm looking forward to it. >> when does school start? >> in about two weeks. so you have two weeks to relax a bit. >> i'll try to. >> don't watch any of this. >> it's going to be hard. >> could you do us a favor? >> yeah, could you show donald trump how to read a teleprompter. >> i'll try. >> okay. go ahead. >> so here is how we looked on the campaign trail. >> great, perfect, i hope trump
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was watching. >> there is a myth out there that he will stick it to the rich and powerful because somehow he's really on the side of the little guy. >> donald trump to know him is a man who has never forgotten and who teach our kids and protect our lives and property. >> don't believe it. >> you know, the lobbyist they get paid a fortune and they have total control over hillary. they have total control. >> mr. trump may talk a big game on trade, but his approach is based on fear, not strength. if team usa was as fearful as trump, michael phelps and simone would be cowering in the locker room afraid to come out to compete. >> if short circuit hillary clinton ever gets elected, it's going to get worse. >> when asked about the details,
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believe me. >> anybody running for the job ought to be ready to share the details. >> hillary clinton has showed up with the same tired answers that have runned our nation into economic ditch. >> once i get in, i will do my thing that i do very well. and i figure it's probably maybe the only way i'm going to get to heaven, so i better a good job. >> one positive thing trump could do to make america great again, is actually make great things in america, again.
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would be a grave matter that should come with serious consequences that foreign actors may be trying to influence our election, let alone a powerful adversary should concern all americans of any party. before these breaches happened a 2014 report warned of an impending crisis arising from the widespread wearing out of voting machines purchased a decade ago or more. the lack of any voting machines on the market that meet the current needs of election administrators and a standard setting process that has broken down a certification process for new machines that is costly and time consuming. joining us now, fellow for the atlantic consult and expert on russia and ryan manis a research fellow studies at northeastern university who specializes in russian foreign policy.
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mr. mannis the vulnerability of our voting machines is much larger, in terms of the ones that simply face the problem of wear and tear and the possible break down on election day creating massive lines that then make people turn away and leave. but the more modern ones that are vulnerable to cyber attack, what do you see as any new concerns that should be brought to that in light of what we're now learning about the dnc hack? >> well, what's going to be happening with the voting machines is much different than what happened with the dnc act. the voting machines are pretty primitive in the sense they don't have the -- they really don't have the wherewithal to be susceptible to sofisticated attacks. they're like our industrial control systems, they're told to do a few things like count. so most of these machines, to
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hack them, you would need to physically hack them, meaning that you cannot do it remotely, you would have to be a human being with a screwdriver getting p into these voting precincts maybe undercover and then changing the firmware or hardware that way. and also many of these voting precincts, they have -- these voting machines are backed up by paper -- by paper audits, meaning, if the machines are counting too much votes in relation to the paper ballots, then there's a manual recount. so a lot of this talk about the russians' possibly hacking our election, is quite an undertaking compared to what they did the dnc hack. the dnc was one network. we're talk about different kind of machines for this to really kind of be impactful to the
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point where we can cry fowl, that's just what i can see. >> any possibility that this was a russian act, that vladimir putin wasn't in on it? >> absolutely not. in 2008 there was another hack of both the presidential campaigns of senator mccain and then senator obama. it was revealed it was a chinese hack and they were trying to figure out what was the discussion to get on inside intel on what the future policy course might be, just kind of a head start. this is an effort to influence ideas and to erode constitute institutions. i think what mr. putin is interested in creating chaos and under mining public conflict. we understand that -- when people privately talk to one another is a compromise. >> if you go into the democratic party, isn't that a deliberate
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attempt to under mine the democratic party and what it's trying to do. if you look at the first wave of revelatio revelations, it's information that was very upsetting to bernie sanders' supporters, understandably and rightfully so. but what it was doing, in effect, was pitting bernie sanders supporters against them at the time when bernie sanders was trying to unify. >> if you look, russia is actively involved in electro politics in europe. it provides loans to far right political candidates, it seems to have relationships with far left and plit kol partiolitical. it's clear it's been to kind of fracture and really to create an emotion of confidence and consolidation among political movements. >> -- i add it the russians are pretty good at information as well as trying to influence the narrative in these western countries as well.
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>> thank you both very much for joining us tonight. appreciate it. >> coming up in the campaign "war room." what do voters hate the most about donald trump? we actually have a poll on that. now you can't spell nutriam i right?t nut, i mean whose to say it's pronounced nu-triton, anyway? my mixes contain delicious nuts, specially blended for your optimal nut-rition. that's right, i just changed a word in the english dictionary, forever. planters. nutrition starts with nut. a farmer's what's in this kiester. a fire truck.
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time for campaign's war room, a new poll shows what bothers voters most about donald trump. the poll ranked statements that offend voters the most. tied for number two in the line up was the statement he made at the republican convention that he, alone, can fix the country, 75% are bothered by that. 75% are also bothered by donald trump's attack mr. and mrs. khan, the gold star parents of sergeant khan who was killed in action in iraq.
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and the thing that donald trump said that bothers americans the most was this -- >> the washington post writes an article written by nice reporter, now the poor guy, you've got to see this guy, i don't know what i said, i don't remember. he's going, i don't remember. maybe that's what i said. >> donald trump mocking the physical disability of a reporter bothered 83% of voters. hillary clinton's campaign has been hitting on that point. >> you've got to see this guy, oh i don't know what i said, i don't remember. >> our children and grandchildren will look back at this time at the choices we are about to make, the goals we will strive for, the principles we will live by and we need to make sure that they can be proud of
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us. >> it's just 88 days left for the campaign war room, joining us tonight, howard dean, former dnc chairman and more importantly former presidential candidate, hillary clinton support and general laughlin. jim, very proud that he has spent nothing on tv advertising. he said he's proud of that while hillary clinton has been running that ad. >> she's been running it a lot. it's out there. i think it's only a matter of time before donald trump and his campaign, they need to get up on the air. one of the things they'll want to do is start talking about the real issues in the campaign. i think the ads will help them do that. >> 88 days, howard, how long do you wait? >> if he's not on the air with some substance about at least ten days after labor day,
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latest, he's got an e nonormous amount of trouble. he's got about three weeks to turn this thing around or four weeks, if he doesn't, i don't think he's going to win. >> jim, you experience in republican politics, this emergency meeting tomorrow in florida, which trump will not attend. he will be the subject of discussion, though, it's going to be all about how do we manage this candidate, not this campaign, this human being, how do we make him behave differently, suddenly. >> i wasn't invited to the meeting, but, i guess, they're going to be talking about the things they want to do and one of the things is going to be the tv ad and i'm sure it's going to be one of those things what kind of coordination they'll have, between the rnc and trump campaign. i think the most important thing they'll want to talk about is message discipline. the interesting part is, you know, i remember back where, you
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know, had somebody like mike dakakus, was 17 points aid head of bush. he wants to talk about making the economy better and attract the two-thirds of the boaters things are off track. >> how does the dnc watch what's happening tomorrow in florida. they know they've got tensions between the republican party and presidential candidate and that big question of where does the party spend its money? >> for the dnc? >> when they're looking at that, is there a way for them to add to the sense of urgency in that campaign in terms of what they're doing. >> right now the dnc is basically hillary clinton, it's how it's suppose to work. >> what about the con gregs -- the senate and the house. >> well, they have a separate -- the -- >> they do have a separate thing. >> they run their own thing. i mean, the reason those who exist, the dnc or the rnc, in the case of the republicans has
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always been subsumed by the presidential candidate. i think there will be a lot of coordination on the democratic side. trump has incredible ability to step on his own message. i'm shocked and amazed of how he can turn everything into being about donald trump. every time he does it, about three quarters of the time, it doesn't help him. >> i mean, do i think -- >> is there any hope for this patient? >> there's not any hope for him to change, he's 70 years old. it's going to be really rough. again, i'm going to be very cautious. as you know, i was wrong for -- once a week for the entire year about donald trump. >> that's one of the famous stories of all, he was up against extremely disciplined candidate when they figured out what they want today do, they did it. >> they were incredibly skilled. it was a fantastic campaign, first bush campaign. >> the truth of the matter, the
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voters want another four years of ronald reagan and that's what he got 90% of the reagan vote. >> thank you very much for joining us. we'll be right back. ♪ hey, is this our turn? honey...our turn? yeah, we go left right here. (woman vo) great adventures are still out there. we'll find them in our subaru outback. (avo) love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. get zero percent on select subaru models during the subaru a lot to love event, now through august thirty-first. at ally bank, no branches equals great rates. it's a fact. kind of like bill splitting equals nitpicking. but i only had a salad. it was a buffalo chicken salad. salad. esuthey offer a claim-freece a smarter discount.h saves money. because safe drivers cost less to insure, which saves money.
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right. i had teleprompters. i had a speech written by a professional. i said i'm not reading >> chris hayes is up next. hey, chris. >> back at it. thank you very much. good evening from new york. once again i'm chris hayes coming to you live. breaking news tonight on republican efforts to salvage donald trump's struggling campaign. politico reports campaign staff and party officials are planning what one person called and i'm not sure if they mean it ironically a come to jesus meeting tomorrow aiming to right what looks like a sinking ship. sn his claim


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