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>> by the way is there anyplace to be than a friday night in florida at a trump rally? honestly, you know, it's friday night we're having fun. >> you know something, though, it happens. means the weekend i than i thought it was. . "way too early" is up next. >> so i had a long, beautiful speech written and i read it, i said boy this is boring. this is not what we want to talk about. because i know a lot of the pastors. i know some of the pastors in the room. and i refuse to put them to sleep. right? so i said take down those teleprompters. let's talk. let's talk. >> no prompter, and no backing down. this morning donald trump doubles and triples down on his claim that president obama founded isis. >> well, should americans accused of terror be tried by tribunal. donald trump floated that idea in a new interview. >> and another amazing night for team usa in rio from gymnastics gold to more history in the pool, and not just for michael
phelps. it's 5:00 a.m. on the east coast, 2:00 a.m. out west. this is "way too early." good morning, everybody, it's friday, august 12th. donald trump was loud and clear about his message yesterday insisting over and over again that president obama is one of the founders of isis. and not just in a figurative sense. >> last night you said the president was the founder of isis. i know what you meant. you meant that he created the vacuum, he lost the peace -- >> no, i meant he's the founder of isis. i do. he was the most valuable player. i give him the most valuable player award. i give her, too kshs >> but he's not sympathetic to them. he hates them -- >> he was the founder. the way he got out of iraq, that was the founding of isis. >> well that -- >> i call president obama and hillary clinton the founders of isis. they're the founders.
in fact, i think we'll give hillary clinton, you know, if you're a sports team, most valuable player. mvp, you get the mvp award. isis will hand her the most valuable player award. her only competition is barack obama. between the two of them. oh, boy is isis hoping for her. >> they just sat back and waited. and when we left, basically, isis was formed. and he calls it isil. and the reason he calls it isil is he likes to bother everybody. he's like the only one still calling it isil. but isis was formed. and -- >> aren't those statements inflammatory when you say something like that? >> i tell the truth. i tell the truth. actually a lot of people like that i said it. he is the founder of isis. and hillary clinton is right there with him. the president has been trying to play down isis like it's not that big of a deal. like they're not as powerful.
we should knock them out. we should knock the hell out of them. he's not willing to do that. as far as i'm concerned and i'll say it to anybody that wants to listen, he is a founder of isis. they must love him. because without him you wouldn't have the threat, the horrible situation going on around the world if he would have kept a relatively small force, he probably could have prevented isis from forming. okay? and now you look at what's going on with isis where they're spreading. and they're probably spreading into our country. when we allow that many people to come in from that region. they're probably spreading into our country. >> well, hillary clinton responded to trump's statements yesterday, quote, it can be difficult to muster outrage as frequently as donald trump should cause it but his smear against president obama requires it. no. barack obama is not the founder of isis.
concluding, anyone willing to sink so low, so often, should never be allowed to serve as our commander in chief. amid donald trump's isis comments he's also suggesting that he would be okay with trying americans accused of terrorism into military tribunals at guantanamo bay. >> would you try to get the military commissions, the trial court there to try u.s. citizens? >> well, i know that they want to try them in our regular court systems and i don't like that at all. i don't like that at all. i would say they could be tried there. that would be fine. >> trump made those comments during an interview with the miami herald yesterday ahead of his speech before home builders in that city. trump has previously come out in support of keeping the prison at guantanamo bay open. despite his support of potentially trying americans there, current federal law prohibits u.s. citizens from being tried in military tribunals. fearing a wipeout over 75 veteran republican officials and ap raives have sent a letter to the rnc, urging it to abandon donald trump and shift funds to
vulnerable congressional candidates. the letter claims every dollar spent by the rnc on donald trump's campaign is a dollar of donor money wasted. rnc communications director sean spicer posted to twitter that any suggestion the committee is reallocating its resources is not true and trump refuted that letter last night. >> i'm the one that's funding. i'm the one that's raising the money and other people are getting to use the money that i raised. i'm putting up money for my own campaign. there's actually if you think, sometimes somebody will say we're not going to support trump. they're not going to support because these are not the people i want. >> a new suffolk university poll shows donald trump in a statistical tie with hillary clinton in iowa. trump leads by just one point in the poll, 41% to 40%. and nbc news/"wall street journal" mshs mar istz poll showed clinton up four points earlier in the week. still 53% of iowans believe clinton will ultimately win and while ultraconservative congressman steve kaine praised
his party's nominee he weeked on what should happen should trump lose. >> i'll try to break out of my shell if i have to do battle with an agenda that iowans reject. i'm presuming that's the case. but i also know that i sat across the table with hillary clinton eye to eye and you're working outside of staff and outside of press she is somebody i can work with. >> boy the polls are really tightening up. getting a little bit nervous with their hundreds of millions of dollars that they're spending on ads. clinton is getting a little bit nervous. crooked hillary, she's got a little bit concerned. a friend of mine said i wish this election was over. every single commercial is about you. negative ads. he knows they're not true. maybe a little bit true. >> meanwhile donald trump is looking at an electoral map unrecognizable to recent republican campaigns. he heads to connecticut saturday night, a state last taken by
george h.w. bush in 1988. since then democrats have won by about 17 points on average. a poll in june showed clinton leading by seven. and while trump has savored the endorsements of legendary basketball coaches, it's a good thing geno auriemma will be in rio de janeiro. the head coach of uconn and coach of the olympic women's basketball was asked whether his team's dominance in international play was bad for the sport. he answered, in part, quote, we live in that trumpian era where it's okay to be sexist and degrade people just because they're good because they're the opposite sex. we are what we are. we're never going to apoloze for being that good. we're never going to apologize for setting a standard that other people aspire to achieve. meanwhile, trump has picked up the endorsement of utah governor gary herbert but has taken note that the state typically the darkest shade of red seems to be closer than in years. >> you have a chance to do something that will be earth shaking. i literally mean it.
earth shaking. you've got to get your people out to vote. and especially in those states where we're represented. i'm having a tremendous problem in utah. utah is a different place. is anybody here from utah? i mean, it's -- didn't think so. we're having a problem. >> bill clinton, by the way, was in utah yesterday. he spent last night fund-raising in park city. also last night politico reported an alleged emergency meeting to take place between trump and republican officials in orlando today. the unnamed source said the trump campaign asked for the meeting. quote, they finally realized they need the rnc for their campaign because, let's face it, there is no campaign. republican officials pushed back saying it is a routine planning session in a battleground state. trump's adviser adding i don't think this would pass the onion standards of journalism. trump stopped at the notion at this campaign needs the rnc saying it's the other way around. >> they just put out a tweet
saying it's untrue. and i mean, if it is true, that's okay, too. because all i have to do is stop funding the republican party. i'm the one raising the money for them. 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 could save me a lot of time and a lot of energy. >> donald trump is accused hillary clinton of sleeping through the benghazi attack. now he seems to be expanding on that idea, that she lacks the stamina to be president, first in an interview with -- >> you do -- you follow her, just follow where she goes. and you know, she'll -- she'll see -- she'll make a short speech off a tell prompter. and then she goes home and goes to sleep. i tell you, she is -- she is dangerous. her speeches are so short, though. they don't last long. you know, they're like ten minutes, let's get out of here.
go back home and go to sleep. three days later she gets up and she does another one and goes back and goes to sleep. >> three days after donald trump delivered his economic agenda to michigan voters, hillary clinton laid out her own plan for the economy. in macomb county, michigan, the birthplace of the so-called reagan democrat clinton tried to create separation with her republican opponent, arguing trump's agenda only benefits the wealthy and she railed against the trans-pacific partnership putting her at odds with the president. >> what about trade? after all, trump talks about it all the time. my message to every worker in michigan and across america is this, i will stop any trade deal that kills jobs or holds down wages, including the trans-pacific partnership. i oppose it now.
i'll oppose it after the election. and i'll oppose it as president. mr. trump may talk a big game on trade, but his approach is based on fear, not strength. fear that we can't compete with the rest of the world, even when the rules are fair. fear that our country has no choice but to hide behind walls. if team usa was as fearful as trump, michael phelps and simone biles would be cowering in the locker room, afraid to come out to compete! instead, they're winning gold medals. america isn't afraid to compete. >> in other news a string of deadly bombings has rocked thailand over the past 24 hours. at least four people are dead, and dozens more injured in the attacks which hit five provinces, all appear to have targeted busy tourist
destinations. police say several bombs were detonated using cell phones and at least one was hidden inside a potted plant. the explosions come during a holiday celebrating the thai queen's 84th birthday. authorities suspect the attacks were coordinated in an attempt to undermine the country's military government and are not related to recent terrorism attacks elsewhere around the world. 77 a mississippi woman has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for trying to aid isis. the 19-year-old pleaded guilty in march after being arrested last august while trying to board a flight bound for istanbul with her husband. authorities say the couple was seeking help traveling to syria and ended up contacting undercover agents. young gave her family a handwritten farewell letter of her intent saying that she was not planning to return. sentencing for her husband is scheduled for the end of the month. the obama administration will divert $81 million to the fight against zika. the move comes after congress failed to pass a funding bill before their break. in a letter sent to members of
congress, secretary of health and human services silva matthews burrell says without the added funds money to fight zika would run out by the end of the month. this all comes as florida announces nontravel related zika cases have increased to 25. officials believe active transmission in the state is contained to an area less than one square mile in miami-dade county. still ahead on "way too early," a husband speaks out after his wife is accidentally shot in a training exercise went terribly wrong. the question remains how did real bullets end up in a gun that should have been loaded with blanks. plus, the feds give a little but not much when it comes to federal restrictions on marijuana. those stories and a check on weather when "way too early" comes right back.
investigations. meanwhile the victim's grieving husband, who witnessed the shooting, is speaking out. nbc's kerry sanders has that story for us. >> we were married 55 years. >> reporter: gary notten, mourning the loss of his wife mary. on tuesday, just moments after this photograph was taken, he witnessed in horror as his partner of 55 years was shot to death by police officer lee cole. he was role playing as a criminal. >> i was maybe ten feet away. and watched her get shot. >> reporter: tractageic accident happened during a shoot, don't shoot citizen's academy class like this one where the gun would normally be loaded with blanks, marker rounds. but how could real bullets end up in the weapon? experts say a revolver like the one used in the florida tragedy, should have been equipped with sizing collars to prevent live ammunition from being loaded. >> if the collars were inserted in the revolver, only the
training am mission, marking or blank would be able to fit into that firearm. >> reporter: officer cole now on paid administrative leave has faced controversy before. he was investigated for an arrest last year when a man was mauled by his police dog for about two minutes. he wasn't sanctioned, but did receive additional training. cole, and his police union, did not comment, but mary nolton's family still forgiving. >> people make big mistakes, and they shouldn't have to live the rest of their life. >> hmm, that was kerry sanders reporting. the federal government is refusing to soften its stance on marijuana announcing that it would remain on the list of most dangerous drug. the decision comes despite laws in 25 states and washington, d.c. that have legalized pot for either medical or recreational use. senator bernie sanders, who called for an end to federal pot prohibition during his campaign said decriminalizing marijuana is key to criminal justice reform. he tweeted, keeping marijuana in
the same category as heroin is absurd. the time is long overdue for us to remove the federal prohibition on marijuana. while the administration has refused to loosen predictions on marijuana use the dea says it will open the door for more research into the medical uses. time now for a check on the weather with bill karins. the weekend is here. >> i don't know what you want from me, betty -- >> we want a lot, bill. >> it's either going to be too hot or wet in many areas east of the rockies. remember all week long we're saying watch out for louisiana, the northern gulf, the flooding potential. well, it really came through last night. it is pouring. we have a flash flood warning, two of them now in the northern portion of the state just north of baton runge and these storms are not moving. they're sitting there over the same location. i think we're going to get some pretty bad flooding during the day in louisiana. we'll keep an eye on that. these are the new flash flood warnings. they're saying by the time we're done with this some areas could end up with a foot of rain so a lot of the rivers are going up
quickly now the ground is saturated. so that problem is going to get worse during the day. the other story is the heat and humidity. the humidity is in place and now that some of the thunderstorm are over with the sun is going to beat down and heat this humid air mass up. we have excessive heat warnings for new york city and philadelphia. this is the first excessive heat warning in new york city in three years. so it's kind of a big deal. this is where you start to worry about the health influences of the really poor air quality and how hot it's going to be anyone loses their air conditioning is going to be problematic especially for the elderly. heat advisories from boston, baltimore, washington, up through the capital district and albany. that's where it's bad. the heat index over the weekend will feel like 100 plus all the way down through the mid-atlantic coastline here. we're going to see the worst of it i think saturday is still going to be the peak day. it's that going to make much of a difference. 105 in d.c. today. saturday 108, sunday 107. what a weekend. easily when you factor in the temperature and the heat index the hottest weekend of the
summer, new york city will go 106, 107, 106. boston, front coos you off on saturday. no such luck in norfolk and raleigh. not as bad through west virginia and pennsylvania. right on the i-95 corridor will be quite the weekend, betty. >> all right. thanks so much, bill. still ahead a-rod prepares for his final game in the major lesion. but he's not going out the way he wanted. police the latest from the summer games in rio. the first hole in one in modern olympic history. plus team usa shines and judging from the pictures it's a little cloudy. they could use a little sunshine. "way too early" is back in a moment.
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welcome back to "way too early." time now for sports. another day of olympic competition, and another day of history defining moments in rio. the united states' simone bielgs has solidified her position among the greatest athletes on earth with a commanding victory in the women's gymnastics all-around final. biles earns the gold medal finishing with a lead of 2.1 points over the silver medalist teammate aly raisman. while the pair sat behind russia at the midway point the americans came charging back to finish one and two in the event for just the second time in history. the u.s. has now won four straight women's all-around gold medals. and if you want a sense of just how dominant simone biles was, her merger of victory was not only the biggest ever in women's
gymnastics it's larger than the margins of victory from 1980 to 2012 combined. and golf made its return to olympic competition in round one of the men's tournament in rio yesterday and great britain's justin rose made history. rose sank a hole in one to eagle the 189 yard par 3 4th hole. the first ace in modern golf history. rose would go on to finish the first round at 4 under in the fourth. in for fourth, he's four strokes behind australia's marcus fraser who leads the field after shooting an 8 under 63. the united states has extended its lead with 38 total medals. 16 gold, 12 silver and 10 bronze. china remains in second with 30 total followed by japan and russia. and beginning at noon you can watch all the action of the rio olympic games right here on msnbc. that's followed by our regularly scheduled programming starting at 5:00 p.m. eastern with "meet the press" daily and chuck todd.
let's return stateside now to major league baseball, outgoing yankee alex rodriguez played his final game against the red sox last night. the controversial slugger was greeted by boos in his walk-up to the batter's box. >> number 13, alex rodriguez. [ crowd booing ] >> they are booing. arood went 0 for 4 in the win over boston. he will make his final appearance in pinstripes tonight. joe girardi has denied a-rod's request to play third base in his final game in the bronx. he will be the designated hitter. that's a little rough. >> not going out the way he wants to. >> give it to him. i say give it to him. >> we'll see how the crowd does tonight. still ahead donald trump and the libertarian candidates for president find themselves in agreement over controversial claim about president obama, and later turbulent in flight dozens treated after a flight had to
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so here's obama. here's the end. >> 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. don't believe it. >> donald trump and hillary clinton do battle on the economy but trump still refuses to back down from his claim that president obama and hillary clinton are the founders of isis. find out who agrees with him. plus, trump fires back at reports some republican operatives want the party to give up on him and instead focus on keeping control of congress. and a banner day on wall street, as all three indices close with record highs. a trifecta that has not been seen in nearly two decades. it is 5:30 on the east coast, 2:30 out west. this is "way too early."
good morning it's friday, august 12th, i'm louis burgdorf alongside betty nguyen. we'll talk about not one but two simones dominating the olympics in just a bit. >> it's fascinating yes. but first donald trump was loud and clear about his message yesterday. insisting over and over again that president obama is one of the founders of isis. and not just in a figurative sense. >> last night you said the president was the founder of isis. i know what you meant. you meant that he created the vacuum, he lost the peace -- >> no, i meant he's the founder of isis. i do. he was the most valuable player. i give him the most valuable player award. i give her, too, by the way -- >> but he's not sympathetic to them. he hates them -- >> he was the founder. the way he got out of iraq, that was the founding of isis. >> well that -- >> i call president obama and hillary clinton the founders of isis. they're the founders. in fact, i think we'll give hillary clinton, you know, if
you're a sports team, most valuable player. mvp, you get the mvp award. isis will hand her the most valuable player award. her only competition is barack obama. between the two of them. oh, boy is isis hoping for her. >> they just sat back and waited. and when we left, basically, isis was formed. and he calls it isil. and the reason he calls it isil is he likes to bother everybody. he's like the only one still calling it isil. but isis was formed. and -- >> aren't those statements inflammatory when you say something like that? >> i tell the truth. i tell the truth. actually a lot of people like that i said it. he is the founder of isis. and hillary clinton is right there with him. the president has been trying to play down isis like it's not that big of a deal. like they're not as powerful. we should knock them out. we should knock the hell out of them. he's not willing to do that. as far as i'm concerned and i'll
say it to anybody that wants to listen, he is a founder of isis. they must love him. because without him you wouldn't have the threat, the horrible situation going on around the world. if he would have kept a relatively small force, he probably could have prevented isis from forming. okay? and now you look at what's going on with isis where they're spreading. and they're probably spreading into our country. when we allow that many people to come in from that region. they're probably spreading into our country. >> now, hillary clinton responded to trump's statements yesterday, quote, it can be difficult to muster outrage as frequently as donald trump should cause it but his smear against president obama requires it. no. barack obama is not the founder of isis. concluding, anyone willing to sink so low, so often, should never be allowed to serve as our
commander in chief. while trump's running mate neighborhood governor mike pence dodged whether he agreed with the nominee's choice of words. >> do you agree with trump's assertion that president obama is the founder of isis? >> there is no question that the failed leadership of barack obama and hillary clinton on the foreign stage created the vacuum in the wider middle east. >> back to my original question, would you call president obama the founder of isis? were those words you would adopt? >> there is no question that president barack obama's policies in the wider middle east -- >> i heard you say that. i'm asking would you use those words -- >> -- isis was created, brandon. well, look, this is again, this is the -- donald trump doesn't tiptoe around the rules of political correctness or what words people in the media think are or are not acceptable. the media is talking today about another controversy over
semantics. let's be very clear. it was barack obama and hillary clinton who helped undo all the hard-fought gains in operation iraqi freedom in >> now interestingly donald trump found clearer support from one of his opponents, libertarian nominee gary johnson in an interview on msnbc. is hillary the founder of isis, obama the founder of isis? >> unintentionally. it wasn't intentional. but you can't make it up. when they go in and they support the opposition in libya and syria, and the opposition is aligned with isis, and we arm the opposition, and they lose those arms to isis, unintentionally. >> last night politico reported an alleged emergency meeting to take place between trump and republican officials in orlando today. an unnamed source said that trump campaign asked for the meeting, quote they finally realized they need the rnc for their campaign because let's
face it, there is no campaign. republican officials pushed back saying it is a routine planning session in a battleground state. sean spicer adding i don't think this would pass the union standards of journalism. for his part trump scoffed at the nation the campaign needs the rnc saying it's the other way around. >> they just put out a tweet saying it's untrue. i mean if it is true that's okay, too, because all i'll have to do is stop funding the republican party. i'm the run raising the money for them. right now i'm in orlando 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 a lot of energy. >> -- over 75 veteran republican officials and operatives have sent a letter to the rnc urging it to abandon donald trump and shift funds to vulnerable congressional candidates. the letter claims every dollar spent by the rnc on donald trump's campaign is a dollar of donor money wasted. rnc communications director sean spicer posted to twitter that
any suggestion the committee is reallocating resources is, quote, not true. and trump refuted the letter last night. >> i'm the one that's funding. i'm the one that's raising the money and other people are getting to use the money that i raised. i'm putting up money for my own campaign. there's actually if you think, sometimes somebody will say we're not going to support trump. they're not going to support because these are not the people i want. >> there are new signs of concern for some republican candidates in the senate. the latest quinnipiac university poll show republican senator rob portman of ohio easily fending off former governor ted strickland but in pennsylvania katie mcginty is leading republican senator pat toomey and nbc/"wall street journal" -- marist poll showed her up by four. senator marco rubio is in a tight race leading 48-45 but in a statistical tie. three days after donald trump delivered his economic agenda to michigan voters, hillary clinton laid out her own
plan for the economy. in the birthplace of the so-called reagan democrats, clinton tried to create separation with her republican opponent, arguing trump's agenda only benefits the wealthy and she railed against the trans-pacific partnership putting her at odds with the president. >> what about trade? after all, trump talks about it all the time. my message to every worker in michigan and across america is this, i will stop any trade deal that kills jobs or holds down wages, including the trans-pacific partnership. i oppose it now, i'll oppose it after the election, and i'll oppose it as president. in his speech on monday, he called for a new tax loophole, let's call it the trump loophole. because it would allow him to pay less than half the current
tax rate on income from many of his companies. one nonpartisan expert at the tax policy center described this plan as, and i quote, a really nice deal for donald trump. of course it's hard to say how nice, because he refuses to do what every other presidential candidate in decades has done and release his tax returns. >> mike pence spent the day in wisconsin yesterday where the trump campaign is targeting working voters. but, at two different rallies pence was met with meager attendance. there were less than 200 people in the crowd at the campaign event in lacrosse. five of wisconsin's eight congressional seeds are held by republicans but only two districts voted for trump in the april primary over ted cruz. here's pence on the trail. >> after attacking my running mate for comments that he made at a rally, and on interview shows, talking about secret service conversations that never happened, phone calls that never
happened, i mean i got to be honest with you, the media is so busy lying about donald trump, it's like they don't have time to tell the truth about hillary clinton. >> in another story we're following this morning the extremely bumpy ride for passengers on board a flight from boston to sacramento last night. jetblue 421 -- 429 excuse me was diverted to rapid city, south dakota, at around 7:30 local time after hitting heavy turbulence. the airline released a statement saying 22 passengers and two crew members were taken to a local metropolitan to be treated for minor injuries. according to the hospital they were all released early this morning. this is how one passenger described it, quote, suenly the plane dropped and anything not fastened down flew into the air, including laptops and soda was sprayed on the ceiling. the airline says a replacement aircraft is en route to rapid city to pick up the stranded passengers. but just a scary story there, betty. >> absolutely. time now to turn to business. u.s. markets are set to open in a few hours with all three major
indexes at new record highs. cnbc's louisa bojesen joins us now live from london. all right, what has pushed these markets to these new levels yesterday? >> lord knows. everybody's saying the correlations are gone. we don't know why we continue to hit these new all-time highs. but there's definitely momentum there. and the momentum by the looks of things is set to continue. looking at the futures for today we are pointing higher also on the u.s. market open today, but again, dow s&p and nasdaq all at these historic highs on the close for the first time since 1999. we had upbeat corporate results. we have oil prices that continue to rally as well. they were up something like 4% overnight after the saudi oil minister hinted at possible action in order to stabilize prices. today, looking ahead you've got the retail sales data out for the month of july. that's going to be really interesting to see how strong the u.s. consumer is and whether or not that part of the economy is holding up. we're anticipating a reading somewhere in the region of plus
0.4%. plus 0.5%. which would be down just a tad from the 0.6% reading that we saw during the month of june, and while we're on the retail sales just to mention, macy's and kohl's up by 16% on the close yesterday after they both beat expectations that their numbers, watch nordstrom today open up by 11% excuse me 11% jump in after-hours trade yesterday after sales fell by less than expected. let's also mention allybaba. this is an interesting one the chinese e-commerce group posting their best revenue growth since they listed back in 2014. shares bumped by more than 5% the highest level in the year seen there. they're making quite a lot of money outside of e-commerce and that's something a lot of people are looking a lot closer at. have a fantastic weekend. >> happy friday to you louisa. still ahead olympic swimmer simone manuel makes history on an unforgettable night for american swimmers and gymnasts. plus it seemed to only be a
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time now to get a check of the weather on this friday. meteorologist bill karins is here. we've been talking about the olympics. i don't think you get a gold medal for this forecast. >> hazy, hot and humid, the three "hs." if it's not that it's raining because it's so humid. this is the rain and the fear we've had going into this week was that this situation would take place in northern louisiana, and all through areas from new orleans, all the way to new iberia. we're going to watch this area, numerous flash flood watches that are up. our computers are estimating that we could get additional 10 inches of rain. this is on top of areas that have already picked up half a foot. maybe storm totals above a foot in some areas. that's going to lead to some pretty significant rises on the rivers in this area and a lot of
this area is swampy anyways. let's talk about the heat. these numbers are pretty staggering. heat advisories and warnings in 17 different states. 75 million people under advisories from texas and louisiana and sleeve port back up through the northeast and he we had in all the big cities and high population centers that number really jumps but dangerous cities in this weekend. it's going to last through sunday, tuesday is when our heat wave will finally be ending in this region. the reason it's so hot and humid close to bermuda high sits off the coast just near bermuda and just pumps the air right up the coast. florida weather, heads northward. now the florida weather is all the way up here through southern new england. and this is where people just aren't quite yet used to it as they are in the south or in the deep south. so temperatures themselves, this isn't earth shattering. not even record breaking. it's going to be very hot, mid 90s. when you add in the high humidity levels we get the heat index, when it jumps to 105 to 110 as we go throughout the max afternoon. this is in the shade. if you're in the sun it feels
even worse than this over the upcoming weekend. the forecast for the weekend, today, showers and thunderstorms. a lot of them this morning across the midwest. hit and miss storms in the northeast. then as we go through the weekend, you'll be lucky if you get the storms to cool you off. the middle of the country gets cooler where both coasts are very hot. very warm along the west coast. louis, you've got to wait until tuesday and then who knows, maybe this will be our last heat wave of the season. >> looking forward to experiencing that bermuda high this weekend turning back to rio where team usa continued its dominance in the pool yesterday. the race between american swimmers michael phelps and ryan lochte in the 200 meter individual medley did not quite live up to the showdown it was billed to be. although the anticipation did momentarily steal the attention of spectators at the stadium between the ravens and panthers was put on pause while the race played out. phelps did not let the maryland crowd down swimming to a history making fourth consecutive gold medal in the event.
phelps also set an olympic record with his 15th individual medal. lochte, however, failed to medal, placing fifth in the competition. lochte has earned 12 olympic medals in his career, second most of any male swimmer in history. here's lochte last night. >> you said in an earlier interview with nbc that if it wasn't for michael, you might be michael. do you still feel you can be that person? twelve medals not a bad haul overall for olympics, but what's the future look like for you? >> you know, my swimming career has been great. i'm so humbled and thankful for the gifts and talent that i've been given. i mean i worked hard for it. and, but i can't say that my journey is over. >> usa's simone manuel made history as the first african-american woman to win an individual swimming gold medal. the 20-year-old upset world record holder cate campbell of australia who dropped to sixth and tied with the youngest swimmer in the field,
16-year-old penny oleksiak of canada, sharing gold in the women's 100 meter freestyle competition. here's manuel after the historic finish. >> it's definitely been a long journey just getting into the sport and not seeing many people like myself. so just to be an inspiration to others and hopefully get them into the sport means a lot because it's been a tough journey for me and hopefully me paving the way won't make it as hard for someone else. >> while olympic officials are still combatting green water in the pools at rio's indoor aqualityic venue it's the water outside causing bigger problems. a belgian sailor is reportedly the first olympian to become sick after sailing in the city's polluted bay. her coach said she contracted a severe intestinal infection while training in rio last month first reported feeling sick after wednesday's race as the belgian athlete took home a bronze medal back in 2012 but the illness has now put her at risk of missing a trip to the podium in rio. >> oh, that is so your honor
fortunate. they train so hard for that. all right. >> really tough there. still ahead another theme park accident leaves parents across the country wondering just how safe are amusement rides? the details when "way too early" returns. ♪ ♪ isaac hou has mastered gravity defying moves to amaze his audience. great show. here you go. now he's added a new routine. making depositing a check seem so effortless. easy to use chase technology, for whatever you're trying to master. isaac, are you ready? yeah. chase. so you can.
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welcome back to "way too early." here's a look at the day ahead before we toss it over to "morning joe." donald trump campaigns in battleground pennsylvania today. he holds a 2:00 p.m. rally in erie then heads to altoona for a rally this afternoon. hillary clinton is off the trail today but is expected to release her tax returns. >> also happening today, alex rodriguez will play in his final major league baseball game. the yankees face the tampa bay rays in new york. after the game a-rod will be
unconditional released from his player contract and serve as a special adviser working with various players. his new contract runs through december of 2017. but i don't think we're going to be seeing him playing third base tonight, betty. >> that's what we heard. okay. he was denied. >> yeah. >> that's going to do it for "way too early." i'm betty nguyen alongside louis burgdorf. "morning joe" starts right now. >> what they've done to miners is incredible in the administration. if you remember with obamacare he said you can keep your plane, you can keep your doctor. >> he is the founder of isis. i have been all over this country. we have the greatest people anywhere in the world. the greatest people. >> a big part of the system is the press itself. >> the media