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the question if hillary clinton is honest and trustworthy. and donald trump is still getting crushed by hillary clinton. >> all right. it's "morning joe." stick around. stephanie picks up the coverage right now. all right. here is a question, what exactly does it mean and how does it work? this is as he opens up a new line of attack on hillary clinton. >> she also lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on isis. >> joe biden on the trail with hillary clinton hitting back. >> this man is totally, thorough lie unqualified to be president
of the united states of america. >> not over yet. 15,000 more homes flooded overnight as rivers overflow in new areas. >> we were traveling. >> you don't know help es until you're fighting for your life. >> we are live inside the flood zone. plus, did you see this? he lunges for gold and takes it from american allison felix. i want to talk about that leap but we have got to talk about donald trump. unveiling his speech yesterday, his late rs attempt at how far he would go to kill terrorists while keeping them out of the united states. >> the time is overdue to develop a new screening test for
the threats we face today. i call it extreme vetting, extreme vetting, extreme vetting. those that are preaching hate will be asked to return home immediately and if they don't do it we will return them home. our current strategy of regime change is an absolute failure. i also believe we could find common ground with russia. i will be your single greatest champion. >> all right. we have got both campaigns covered for you. hallie jackson is covering the campaign. if you're watching this speech every time he says the word extreme? >> reporter: is it a prize? i'm not sure. it was something he definitely
reiterated in that sort of remarkable moment. there has been fallout since then. how do you put it into place lodgisticly and is it something we should be doing? it is including those from the clinton camp. let me play you a little bit of a sound bite. listen. all right. we'll get back to that. in the meantime one of the things we are looking at is not donald trump's speech on how to defeat isis but we are looking ahead to what he was up to today. he has events in milwaukee and wisconsin. it is because of the police shooting on saturday and the protests since then. things have seemed to calm down but donald trump is coming into this place where there is frankly a lot happening. we'll see how he handles that
later tonight. >> paul manafort is trying to push back. stories saying he was tied to a pro russia group. where do they stand on this is this. >> reporter: you saw that carefully worded statement when he said he never accepted theesz cash payments, off the books cash payments. i spoke with him and he reiterated he has no links to the russian government. it is something he has been very firm on. you look at ukrainean party officials and it is questions that are dogging the trump campaign. when donald trump does not want to be focusing on this they would rather be turning the spotlight onto hillary clinton. >> thanks. >> hillary clinton and her whole campaign team pounced almost
immediately and they got help from joe biden during his first appearance on the 2016 trail. >> my son, beau, served for a year in iraq. i must tell you that donald trump, i would have thrown my body in front of him. i really mean it, if the judgment was based on trump's decision. >> kristen welker is traveling with them. it was a very personal speech but also kind of a big homecoming for healthcare "hardball" and joe biden. >> it was big, you're absolutely right. she spent a lot of time in scranton.
vice president biden calling donald trump the most unprepared candidate and it's a message that -- white working class voters has a big lead here. they are hoping by putting out biden it helps her to win this state. you also have a lot of blue collar voters and a message they are hoping vice president's message is there as well. >> we have shown our battleground map there. there is another sign hillary clinton could be lacking down. this is may jr. for her. >> reporter: it is. the latest shows 52-38%. it is significant. here is another one is
suspending ads through much of september underscoring they are feeling pretty con fri dent in these areas. they are also suspending time in colorado. >> all right. and it seems team clinton officially naming the head of the presidential team in november. is it normal for where we are on the calendar? rrchlt it is normal. in 2012 mitt romney started to name his transition back in noon. ken and you also have gram if hol m as well as tom.
so i think the point to be taken here, it also shows the clinton campaign sort of running like a well-oiled machine. it is not labor day so a lot could happen. will that continue into the fall? we'll have to wait and see. >> all right. thanks. now we have to turn to louisiana. the flooding nightmare is far from over. the death toll officially cli climbed to at least 7. there is more rain in the forecast and new areas. i want to take you live to baton rouge. give us the last 24 hours. how has the situation changed? >> reporter: good morning. the water in some areas near baton rouge has receded however there are new problems for communities down to is south. as you can see all around me is
still inan dated. we have seen people. you can see the scope of this devastation. residents are frustratedened they have never anything anything like this. >> other areas could be facing more flooding. what exactly can they do to prepare for it? >> this is just south of baton rouge. they are seeing water rise slowly today. we have heard reports of people getting belongings out and leaving, worried that flood waters could overtake their homes. in baton rouge thousands are still in emergency shelters. it is a desperate situation for them. more than 20,000 people were
rescued over the weekend and more than 11,000 spent time in emergency shelters. it has been converted into this makeshift shelter where people are staying and trying to learn more about whether their property made it through all of this. it is a desperate situation here. a lot of homes are not dofred by insurance. the red cross is saying it is the worst flooding disaster since super form sandy. i have to ask, how hot is it down there? >> they expecting more rain today. it is not expected to add much to the flooding but, yes,
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the most dangerous and volatile regions of the world that have a history of exporting terrorism. >> that was part of donald trump's plan for what he described as extreme vetting to keep potential terrorists out of the u.s. i'm joined by four star knave--i for nbc news and msnbc and also vetted by the clinton campaign as a possible running mate. thanks for joining me this morning. i want to start with this idea -- >> great to be with you. >> thank you. i want to start with this idea of extreme vetting. for millions who are concerned that idea sounds very good. is it a reasonable step to take? >> first of all, nobody knows what it means. to me it sounds like extreme snowboarding. i'm not sure what he is trying to convey there.
what i'm trying to piece together in previous statements it seems to be an id logical test. it violates an awful lot of constitutional principal. it will fly in the face of wide variety. here is what i think we should be using. we'll be using cyber security, social networks, investigative means not subjecting them but some kind of a conversation to determine. >> he did not mention sending troops to the middle east but he did talk about easing oil fields. can you do that without troops on the ground? >> of course not. the idea of seizing oil fields is a complete violation of international law. again, it's not the united
states does business and the world. in terms of troops, it won't be 150 thou troops but we'll have to nudge up towards 10,000 troops. we have about 5,000 troops there. the shortcoming is that it's very thin on detail of any kind, no discussion of intelligence. no discussion of the inner agency. >> couldn't they say it might be a violation. maybe it's time to change some of the laws. what we have had so far isn't enough, so many people feeling unsafe. >> yeah, i think the way of addressing lacking security is to take an internasal approach. it also means getting the inner agency to work together better
as the government. it means better intelligence. it means private sector and it needs communication. i think we'll be successful. i didn't hear much of that. he said russia and he said potentially the u.s. could work in a core din nated effort. is that even possible? >> it is possible but there's a big problem with that idea. the name of the problem is assad, the dictator in syria that the russians are supporting. until we find a way to ease him out of power -- and he is using chemical weapons against his people, it's a disaster. i think we would have to find a way to work together getting rid
of assad then we could work together on the isz lammic state problem. it is quite unlikely in the short term. >> isn't it sort of similar, what i'm advocating is this idea that we savings and loans in afghanistan, counter terrorism. there are areas and we should seize them. we'll continue to front russia and when they support a war criminal like assad. the bargain is a transactional bargain but we need to cherry pick one idea and say we'll solve it by going into syria. not going to work. >> thank you.
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bring their kids home. there were six arrests but they didn't result in any sort of property damage. there was no burning or looting of buildings as we somewhere seen here. the authorities reknew and there is progress to bring testimony dirks bd di walmart fooch taj they don't believe it until we see it. in the meantime the governor actually tweeted sort of a events saying thank you who
helped from things down last night. there was a threat last night to the district 7 police station around the corner. they had to close it down because they were concerned about the threat. we certainly saw a number of of arss out wi-- number of strong presence out tonight and this evening. donald trump is making his way out to wisconsin. he will be not far from here to do have sit-down intervie with another television network. >> we know many concerned voices are still asking for that body cam and it will continue. thanks for joining me this morning. coming up, more rain is on the way in louisiana as the
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used to launch strikes against isis today. it is the first time russia yusd the operations for inside sere yachlt. >> and the markets are one minute away from opening. this is the second time in a week that all three hit records since 1999. >> we will take you now back to louisiana where residents are preparing for names. over 20,000 people been rescued from the floods. joining me is a homeland security officer down in louisiana. meredith, you got hit with more rain overnight. how are to homes flooded in your area? over the weekend we saw big flooding but yoed was a big day for you. >> right.
we have an immense. we have had heavy rainfall which caused moderate to major flash flooding in several areas. that water has since receded. back water is what we are experiencing now. all of our main waterways are back filling with water and flooding out several areas that have never floored before. >> do you feel confident everyone has been rescued? >> rescues are ongoing at this point in time. water continues to rise in some places. >> to put it into condition text for us, if rescues are continuing now how many more people might need to get rescued? >> i would put that number into the thousands at this point.
i'm sure they are pushing krocl to a thousand. a shelter has over a thousand people in it and we anticipate the number to have rise. >> if there are thousands where are they? are they in the homes and outer regions? >> some people wloz homs hadrn homes are flooded, they just can't get out. they rescuing them around the area. mb toful people leaving their personal votes and get people's pets out. >> if that's how it's hping.
p it's boats? >> we are using boat and high water vehicles. in some areas high water vehicles and boats in others. >> do you have enough shelters for everyone? do you have the capacity, where will you take them? >> we are only reaching about a thousand right now at the shelter. we have a very big facility. we have the capacity to house people. this is where we will do so. so as things unfold our unified command will determine the best rout to take. >> is there an offense you can do right now as you prepare? >> i'm not sure what you mean. >> in terms of there's potentially more rain. should you doij something? are there actions taken care of
where it prefair paired. >> we are actually staying in touch with the national weather service to get the realtime up da date. if we get an irchl of rain it certainly woen help but we have to remember the water will revehicle code. can expect this watt ir to linger for several dais. we are putting messages are out every day. we'll continue to make sure our public is most educated on what to do. >> have any medical facilities been made aware of flooding? >> not that i'm aware of. we actually have a lot of nurses
volunteering. we have medical standby for anything we need at this time. >> and entire areas covered in that water. >> i can't to that at this time. >> pardon me? >> i can't speak to the water of testing at in tithis time. i'm sure it will be addressed in the near future! our thaug. >> more rain in the forecast for the we necked areas. >> they need dry weather and need water to recede.
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i call it extreme, extreme vo vetting. >> with me now to break it down is donald trump support carl higby and terror analyst and executive director manance. we know extreme vetting is the term. what does that mean? >> i think he will scrutinize anybody coming from any type that would have idealology. it means taking a look at what their idealology is. are they here for some other agenda like what's happening in paris. go do you believe if there is someone who has a terror plot, if they arrived on a plane and
said are you here to harm bleefs. you ask them questions that make them feel uncomfortable. you ask them and put them through the vetting. the thing is if they are not performing in the best interest of america we can send them back. >> suppose we have the muslim ban, would any of these mechanisms stopped 9/11? >> they were actually infirm traitors who were actually clean operators. they got through the normal visas. unless you plan on blocking all of our allies you can't get some forms of trained opreratives
unless you have deep intell jens ch -- intelligence. we do fingerprint tests. we do an entire series of tests and questions which are very deep, very rigorous. i don't know what more there is to add to this. >> i would like them to check social paid ya. media. >> they are not now. >> that's not true. >> i have been trying to bring in one of my interpreters. they have gone through every facet of his life and he is still not allowed to go to the united states even though he wo worked and has full database.
it allows systems to cool through so if we have more concerns we can use national intelligence to go through them. san bernardino was a citizen that married. we can't qualify people on mere suspicion. >> he says one of the things he would like to do is to set up and investigate. we have fbi, cia, homeland security, what skill society would they have that forces currently being used don't. >> it doesn't mean profiling, in fact what he was saying is when we are vetting these people we are working with a guy named johnnie walker to push him into
the citizenship part here in america. they are not getting the same vetting as interpreters. they going through the regular grind which donald trump wants to streamline. now, this new coalition that he will build will help look into social media and will relax the handcuffs -- >> but where do the people come from to be on this commission? many hate the idea of another commission, another organization. who are these people that aren't currently doing it for us? >> what you have do is look outside of the law enforcement agenci agencies. they have worried about being called a radradical. we need to bring people in that can operate without the fear of bureaucracy. >> what are you going to pay them with. donald trump made it very clear
that he will reduce or debt. these boys and girls get paid a lot of money. >> they do. if we are expanding our process here we can cut a number of federal programs. we can cut some of those. >> all right. we are talking about people who fit to be in the yeeunited stat. take a look. >> she also lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on isis and all of the many adversaries that we face. >> i want both of you to weigh in quickly. when he says physical stamina it can't mean it is just because she is a woman. what does anybody have about her physical condition that doesn't make her fit to be president? >> let's look at this from a perspective. what's going on out there is an
extremely conservative media. it is absolutely ridiculous. none of it has been validated. if we were to go by that george adams would have never been fit. >> we are not putting media manipulation on anyone. let's go only off of donald trump. how are they saying donald trump isn't fit. how? why? >> she is progressively tired, trouble climbing stairs. there is questions in her med records. >> so just to be clear, none of this has been confirmed. one could argue being on that campaign trail every day, i
would be really tired. >> right. we have seen the falls, hesitant to get up and downstairs. >> and anybody on the campaign trail, man, it's tiring. donald trump looks tired some days. >> right. but he is having far less trouble than she is. >> how do you know that? i guess i'm sensitive. to say she is not fit, it makes me feel like that girl can't do it. >> let's see her medical records. >> so if hillary clinton submitted her hillary clinton donald trump would say fair is fair and i would release my tax returns? i can't say that for sure but let's find out. is she medically fit to with stand the president of the united states office? >> well, we'll see if we get an answer. >> yes. thank you. >> please, come back soon.
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which is good news. the air certainly smelling better here. less of ash this morning than yesterday. but so many homes destroyed. 175 commercial properties. residents, cars, completely blown out and melted down. and this is an area of california that really has been lucky in years past. last year, during the third worst fire in california history, this town was spared. fast forward 12 months and that is not the case and the reason is arson is so important and the charges significant to the community is that the community is looking for answers. they had major wildfires and minmy minor fires on the anniversaries and bringing question to the table for officials. so right now, 20% contained. the winds not picking up this morning and this suspect damin pashilk is scheduled to appear
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it was the closest finish ever. let's talk about american sprinter allyson felix, she was that close to gold as you said. she does now hold the most olympic medals of any u.s. woman in track & field after last night. but she lost that 400-meter not just by a step but a dive. shaunae miller of the bahamas sprawling across the finish line and as they say, stephanie, twitter went wild. >> okay. now, i'm not a track & field expert. legally, you are allowed to do this? if this is sailing, you can't dive ahead. this is allowed in track & field? does it happen normally? >> doesn't happen a lot and they won't tell you that some people actually train for it or talk about it. the fact of the matter is you can do it as long as you don't impede the other person. and in fact, it seemed like nobody knew right then who was so close who had actually won
but the american won silver and said it wasn't her best race and made history but i have a feeling that this debate is not over. i can tell it's not over with you. >> all right. for my next career as a sprinter, i can dive. i just can't cut off my neighbor while diving. i got it. it was a great win anyway for allyson felix. great win for usa across the board. you know i love the olympics. >> thank you. >> you can catch olympic coverage at noon eastern here on msnbc. that wraps me up for the hour. i'm stephanie rule. right now, right here, my friend thomas roberts. >> taught me something. i didn't know that was legal the win by the fingernail. >> what would your sport in the olympics? >> what would be my sport? watching? >> this fit and you go watching? >> yeah. >> no. >> it's all smoke and mirrors. old. stephanie, thank you very much. it's all smoke and mirrors. topping this hour of msnbc live,
donald trump heading to wisconsin to court voters there, plagued the campaign all along. this time there appears to be signs of party unity. governor walker said he'll attend three of the four events today. a week ago they skipped the trump appearance in green bay over not endorsing paul ryan in the primary. wisconsin was also home to one of trump's worst losses to ted cruz in the republican primaries. walker says trump needs to stay away from petty politics and keep focus squarely on hillary clinton. >> if donald trump can keep the focus on her and give speeches like he gave yesterday where he clearly lays out a presidential approach as to how to address important issues like the security and safety of our nation, he can win. if he gets off on other issues, it's much more difficult. >> trump earned positive remarks for the speech on gove