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going to be very big news in the next few days. libertarian presidential candidate gary johnson was on the msnbc, and he had a little trouble answering a basic question about syria. >> what would you do if you were elected about aleppo? >> about? >> aleppo. >> and what is aleppo? >> okay. >> no. >> aleppo is in syria. it's the -- it's the epicenter of the refugee crisis -- >> okay, got it. got it. >> got it, got it, got it. aleppo. i thought you said a leopard. i was like, what do i do about a leopard? probably run away from ii. yeah. let's talk about this syrian town of alpo, obviously that's where they make the dog food. next question, please.
>> it was the stumble that took the spotlight yesterday. now gary johnson is responding to the question that left him stumped on "morning joe." plus new overnight north korea claims it has successfully conducted its fifth nuclear test. we'll get a live report on the seismic reaction in asia this morning. and donald trump's campaign is standing by his embrace of slat mir putin but other republican leaders, not so much. good morning, everyone. it is friday, september 9th. i'm alex witt. we are following a developing story overnight. north korea claims they have conducted another nuclear test. the country's state media says it is the fifth and largest
detonation so far. saying, it was meant to counter what it calls u.s. hostility. the test comes in the wake of president obama's trip to asia, and on the 68th anniversary of north korea's creation. neighboring south korea detected a seismic event resembling an earthquake near a nuclear site in the northeastern part of their communist neighbor. the test was met with condemnation, including from north korea's longtime ally, china. the white house says the president spoke with south korea's president via phone on air force one overnight. let's get to lucy kafanov from london with a good day to you. what more are we hearing about this latest test by north korea? >> good morning, alex. a north korean state television screens this morning we saw a triumphant announcement claiming to have successfully tested a nuclear warhead. there is, of course, no way for us to verify this. but the based on the seismic reaction, the 5.3 magnitude pseudo quake, basically, it does indicate that this is certainly
the most biggest, the most powerful test so far. and it raises fears, of course, that kim jong-un's regime has made significant nuclear advances. what pyongyang has long been after is basically to make a nuclear warhead that is small enough to fit onto a long range missile that could one day strike the u.s. that is the great fear. they say they've done it this morning. of course we cannot confirm that. but certainly, a tremendous cause for concern. the diplomatic fallout has also been tremendous. international condemnation, not just from the united states, but south korea and japan, but also russia, and significantly china. north korea's only major ally. china did get on board those international sanctions the last time north korea did one of these nuclear tests back in january, a less powerful one. and the timing of the explosion is significant, also. 68th anniversary of the north korea's founding as a state. obama just left the region. it certainly does send a message and also raises concerns because there are already so many sanctions against this country,
what more leverage does the international community have to prevent north korea from acting out, from doing more? we simply don't know. but this is something that experts are saying we do need to take seriously indeed. >> oh, absolutely. okay, lucy kafanov, thank you so much. in the wake of the conventions, hillary clinton has seen wide margins in swing state polls begin to erode. let's start with the new quinnipiac poll. in florida, hillary clinton and donald trump dead even, 47-47 there. clinton and trump are completely flip-flopped when it comes to support among men and women voters there. then in pennsylvania, state where clinton has looked dominant, she is suffering from a five-point swing in trump's favor. and yet, still leads 48-43. in ohio, the numbers have also swung five points in trump's favor, and he now leads by one point though that is inside the margin of error. so when you add third party candidates to the mix, trump's lead gross to 4, and then look at third place libertarian gary johnson surging six points to 14%. one north carolina poll a suffolk university poll shows
trump in the lead by three. but the quinnipiac poll in the tar heel state shows clinton hanging on to a four-point lead with gary johnson polling at 15%. now all of those polls were taken of course before yesterday morning and that is when gary johnson was on "morning joe," and took this question from mike barnicle. >> what would you do if you were elected about aleppo? >> about? >> aleppo. >> and what is aleppo? >> you're kidding? >> no. >> aleppo is in syria. it's the -- it's the epicenter of the refugee crisis -- >> okay, got it. got it. >> did you have a brain freeze moment? or was it -- was it that the -- the phrase aleppo threw you? what? >> no excuse. i was thinking in terms of akron up, aleppo. that's no excuse whatsoever. but the dynamics in play in
syria are -- is that you've got the assad regime up against the free syrian army, which we support, that are allied with the islamists, isis, and you can't make this stuff up. >> johnson also released a statement after that appearance on "the view." he said he began his day by quote setting aside any doubt i'm human adding i blanked, it happens, and it will happen again during the course of this campaign. can i name every city in syria? no. should i have identified aleppo? yes. do i understand its significance? yes. as governor there were many things i didn't know off the top of my head but i succeeded by surrounding myself with the right people, getting to the bottom of important issues and making principled decisions. i worked. that is what a president must do. donald trump continued to defense his claim that he opposed the war in iraq before it began. the republican nominee detailed a time line of his beliefs. >> i opposed going in, and i did oppose it. despite the media saying oh,
yes, no. i opposed going in. i was opposed to the war from the beginning. long after my interview with howard stern. but three months before the iraq war started i said in an interview with neil cavuto that perhaps we shouldn't be doing it yet. then in august of 2004, fairly early in the conflict, extremely early in the conflict, right at the beginning, i made a detailed statement in an interview to "esquire" magazine. here's what "esquire" magazine said. this is a quote. absolute quote. look at the war in iraq, and the mess that we're in. had i been in congress at the time of the invasion, i would have cast a vote in opposition. >> well yesterday, "esquire" magazine republished that august
2004 article adding this editor's note. quote during the 2016 presidential election donald trump has repeatedly claimed to have been against the iraq war from the beginning, and he has cited this story as proof. the iraq war began in march 2003, more than a year before this story ran, thus nullifying trump's time line. donald trump's renewed praise for russian president vladimir putin came under criticism yesterday as hillary clinton laid down a challenge for republicans to rebuke or stand with his comments. >> if he says great things about me, i'm going to say great things about me. he is really very much of a leader. you can say oh, isn't that a terrible thing. the man has very strong control over a country. now it's a very different system and i don't happen to like the system. but certainly in that system, he's been a leader. far more than our president has been a leader. >> what would ronald reagan say about a republican nominee who attacks america's generals, and heaps praise on russia's president? every republican holding or
seeking office in this country should be asked if they agree with donald trump. >> now in washington, house speaker paul ryan found a way to disagree with both trump and clinton while trump's running mate mike pence stood by the nominee. >> i read the little snippet. let me say this about vladimir putin. vladimir putin is an aggressor that does not share interests. vladimir putin is violating the sovereignty of neighboring countries, it certainly appears that he is conducting in state-sponsored cyber attacks on what appears to be our political system. that is not acting in our interests. and that is an adversarial stance and he is acting like an adversary. >> are you concerned, though, of donald trump praising vladimir putin? >> i made my points about putin clear right there. i'll just leave it at that. i'm not going to sit up here and do the tit for tat on what donald said last night and the night before and hillary versus donald. that is not my job and i'm not going to be the election year
pundit. >> are you still comfortable voting for him to be commander in chief? >> i'll leave it at at. >> i think it's inarguable that vladimir putin has been a stronger leader in his country than barack obama has been in this country. and that's going to change the day that donald trump becomes president of the united states of america. >> last night donald trump did an interview that aired on rt, that's the english language news channel sponsored by the russian government. trump spoke with his friend and host larry king about what u.s. experts believe was the russian-led hacking of trump's opponents. >> putin recently said that the hacking of the democratic national committee's e-mails was a public service. do you agree? >> i don't have any opinion on it. i don't know anything about it. i don't know who hacked. i'm not sure who -- i mean you tell me who hacked. >> u.s. intelligence and law enforcement agencies reportedly are investigating whether russia launched a covert operation to disrupt the 2016 election. what do you make of that?
>> it -- i don't know. i mean, i've been hearing about it. i've been reading about it. i think it's probably unlikely. i think maybe -- maybe the democrats are putting that out. who knows. but i think that it's -- it's pretty unlikely. but, you know, who knows. i hope that if they are doing something i hope that somebody's going to be able to find out so they can -- they can end it. because that would not be appropriate at all. >> after questions over trump doing russian sponsored tv the trump campaign issued a -pstatement, quote, mr. trump recorded a short interview with larry king for his podcast as a favor to mr. king. what larry king does with the interview content is up to him. we have nothing to do with it. hillary clinton is assembling a group of former top national security officials today. the working session with bipartisan leaders includes former cia director david petraeus, michael chertoff who led the department of homeland security under president george w. bush. former arizona governor and obama homeland security secretary janet politano, and
former nato supreme allied commander james stavridis. yesterday clinton hit trump for his approach to foreign policy while trump took on clinton's world view. >> when asked how he would stop the spread of global terrorism, trump's answer was simply take the oil. united states of america does not invade other countries to plunlder and pillage. we don't send our brave men and women around the world to steal oil. and that's not even getting into the absurdity of what it would involve. massive infrastructure, large numbers of troops, many years on the ground. of course trump hasn't thought through any of that. >> hillary clinton is trigger happy. totally trigger happy. she's raced to invade, intervene, and topple regimes. she believes in globalism, not americanism.
>> donald trump became well known for questioning the birth place of president obama. in an interview on hardball with chris matthews last night, former new york city mayor rudy giuliani said trump no longer believes president obama was born outside of the united states. >> donald trump believes now that he was born in the united states. but that issue was raised -- >> when's he going to say it? >> that issue was raised originally by hillary clinton's -- >> when is he going to say that this president is legitimate? this is a fundamental question, mr. 345ier. is the president of the united states legitimate or not? do you believe it? if you believe it why don't your candidate state it? >> i believe it, he believes it we all believe it -- >> he does. are you speaking for him now? are you speaking for donald trump tonight on live television? are you saying for him, i'm saying he's about to buckle and say finally, that barack obama is a legitimate president of the united states. >> he is the one who got him to finally produce the birth certificate. >> giuliani's comments come one day after trump's running mate mike pence told reporters about
his campaign claim that he believes president obama was born in the u.s. trump himself has only said that he doesn't talk about it anymore. but last night hillary clinton refused to let trump off the hook so easily. >> we are facing a candidate with a long history of racial discrimination in his business. who traffics in toxic conspiracy theories like the lie that president obama is not a true american. if he doesn't even respect all if he doesn't even respect all americans, how can he serve all
welcome back. television ad wars are getting under way in the florida senate race between patrick murphy and marco rubio. murphy hit a new spot hitting rubio's attendance record in the senate. >> marco. >> polo. >> marco. >> polo. >> marco -- marco. >> but it's not a game. when our senator doesn't show up, i'm patrick murphy. solving problems means showing up. showing independence, and working to the. it's why i work to protect women's health care and work with both parties to stop cuts to medicare. i'm patrick murphy and i approve this message, because florida needs a full-time senator. >> marco --. mar marco? >> a public policy polling survey released wednesday shows 40% of likely florida voters
support marco rubio while 37% are for patrick murphy. the lead does fall within the margin of error. federal prosecutors won't retry former governor bob mcdonnell over his corruption case. they won't retry mcdonnell's wife maureen. the former governor was found guilt if i in 2014 for accepting $175,000 in money and gifts from a virginia businessman promoting a dietary supplement. the supreme court ruled the move did not necessarily violate federal bribery laws. let's get a check on the weather now with nbc meteorologist bill karins. we've got a weekend coming up. is it going to be a good one? >> it's going to be a changeable weekend. feel like summer for a lot of us to start the weekend and then a little more like fall towards the end of it. start where the worst weather is in the country. talked about the threat yesterday with the heavy rain. from kansas to missouri. a lot of thunderstorm activity there. very careful that i-70 drive on kansas city all the way to st.
louis is not fun. we can expect another maybe one to two inches in this area today and then into tomorrow morning. and then that cold front will finally cool this area off and give you some relief. but before that happens along that cold front we could see some severe storms. slight risk, des moines, omaha, kansas city, wichita, columbia and springfield mostly the wind damage the threat out of this. maybe some small hail but definitely flash flooding concerns. the ground is saturated in this area and doesn't look like it's going to improve any time soon. as far as saturday goes that cold front pushes into areas like columbus, cleveland, buffalo, cincinnati, lexington, bowling green, isolated severe storms for you saturday afternoon. damaging winds are possible and one inch hail. so here's the forecast as we go throughout today. notice how hot, 97 today in washington. that's one of the hottest days of the entire summer today. and it's going to be very warm all the way through the southeast. new york city and boston very hot. and you may get some relief late today with a stray shower or thunderstorm. still very humid and oppressive. same goes for oklahoma city. then by the time we get to saturday's forecast, that's when
we watch the cooler air beginning to win out. notice chicago only in the 70s. st. louis only 77. what a beautiful saturday it's going to be for you. oklahoma city included. little rock. we're still in the heat on the east coast. alex it looks like we have to wait until sunday for the cooler weather to arrive for the areas of the east. and even florida is a little bit hot and sticky. so again, this weekend, changeable weather. it's going to start very hot and very humid, and then everyone's going to be reminded that fall is right around the corner by the end. >> okay so don't put the bathing suits away just yet. >> hey, if you can get out by the pool the problem is a lot of the pools are already closed. >> thanks bill karins. -pstill ahead it was a super bo rematch in denver last night. plus, wells fargo hit with an historic punishment and thousands of employees fired over phony accounts. wow. we're back in a moment. you work at ge? yeah, i do. you guys are working on some pretty big stuff over there, right? like a new language for crazy-big, world-changing machines. well, not me specifically. i work on the industrial side. so i build the world-changing machines.
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he misses wide left on the 50 yarder. by the way, first attempt went in. they called time-out though so it didn't count. then he had to kick it again and he missed the wide left. broncos win 21-20. this is what alex was talking about. flushing meadows for the second year in a row serena williams bid for a record seventh title it ended with a stunning loss. it always is. you expect her to win. she was hampered by a bad left knee all-night. she was upset by karolina pliskova in straight sets. pliskova also defeated serena's older sister venus in the fourth round, becoming only the fourth player to beat both williams sisters in the same grand slam tournament. the 24-year-old pliskova has a talented significance ter as well, her twin, is currently in the woman's singles for the -- singles. for williams the defeat means a bid for her record 23rd grand slam tournament win will have to wait and her 3 1/2 year reign as number one is over as well.
pliskova will face angelique kerber. and ryan lochte will have to sit out next year's world championships. the suspension stems from robbery claims that lochte made while in rio de janeiro last month. three other teammates who were involved in the incident were each suspended four months. at this point lochte faces possible charges of filing a false police report and could be forced to return to brazil, alex. >> standing "o." good job for the sports bill karins. >> sports is like the -- passion weather is like the hobby. it's good to get paid for your hobby. >> very good. okay bill karins appreciate that get back to weather soon though. still ahead -- >> humility is not something you hear much about in politics, is it? >> no. >> no. >> but we should. none of us is perfect. >> hillary clinton opens up about her faith and even reflects on why some people find her aloof. we'll talk about her in just a minute when we come back. i use what's already inside me to reach my goals.
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last night was yet another test and donald trump failed yet again. we saw more evidence that he is temperamentally unfit and totally unqualified to be commander in chief. >> hillary clinton is trigger happy. totally trigger happy. she's raced to invade, % intervene, and topple regimes. she believes in globalism, not americanism. >> those are just some of the aftershocks while on national
television. plus, new comments from hillary clinton from israeli tv. what she told the foreign audience about donald trump, terrorists and allah. and developing overnight north korea says it has onducted another successful nuclear test just as president obama was returning from his ffnal trip to the region. good morning, everyone. it is friday, september 9th. i'm alex witt. we're following that developing story overnight out of north korea and claims of another nuclear test. the country's state media says it is the fifth and largest detonation so far saying it was meant to counter what it calls u.s. hostility. the test comes in the wake of president obama's trip to asia, and on the 68th anniversary of north korea's creation. neighboring south korea detected
a seismic event resembling an earthquake near a nuclear site in the northeastern part of its neighbor. the test was met can condemnation, including from north korea's longtime ally china. the white house says the president spoke with south korea's president via phone on air force one overnight. we're going to lucy cass notify from london. world leaders are taking quite a strong stance against this latest test by pyongyang, aren't they? >> absolutely, alex. as you said concern and condemnation across the globe including from russia and china pyongyang's main diplomatic allies. and the timing is significant, just one day after president obama left the region where he addressed the north korean nuclear security threat at a suit in lao. let's take a look at that sound bite. >> we do believe that if there are any signs at any point that north korea is serious about dialogue around denuclearization in the korean peninsula, that
we'll be ready to have those conversations. it's not as if we are looking for a problem, or avoiding a willingness to engage diplomatically. but, diplomacy requires that pyongyang meet its international obligations and -- >> well, obviously pyongyang doing just the opposite with this test the pentagon this morning condemning that test as a serious provocation and quote yet another flagrant violation of u.n. security council regulations. what more leverage the international community can muster against this country, already so many sanctions that's yet to be figured out. but a lot of concern abouts acontract world. alex? >> okay, lucy cass notify thank you. polls were taken before yesterday morning when gary johnson was on "morning joe" and took this question from mike barnicle. >> and what would you do if you
were elected about aleppo? >> about? >> aleppo. >> and what is aleppo? >> you're kidding? >> no. >> aleppo is in syria. it's the -- it's the epicenter of the refugee crisis -- >> okay, got it. got it. >> did y have a -- a brain freeze moment or was it -- was it that the -- the -- the phrase aleppo threw you, what? >> no excuse. i was thinking in terms of acronym aleppo. >> right. >> that's no excuse whatsoever. but the dynamics in play in syria are, is that you've got the assad regime up against the free syrian army, which we support. that are allied with the islamists, isis, and you can't make this stuff up. >> gary johnson was up to 14 in one of those polls. now johnson has released a
statement after that appearance on the view. he said he began his day by quote setting aside any doubt i'm human adding i blanked it happens and it will happen ghen during the course of this campaign. can i name every city in syria? no. should i have identified aleppo? yes. do i understand its significance? yes. as governor there were many things i didn't know off the top of my head, but i succeeded by surrounding myself with the right people, getting to the bottom of important issues, and making principled decisions. it worked. that is what a president must do. well gary johnson wasn't the only one who apparently blanked on aleppo yesterday. while reporting on the presidential candidate's quote interview stumble "the new york times" got just basic facts on isis and syria flat-out wrong. first the paper incorrectly referred to aleppo as the quote de facto capital of the islamic state. that's wrong. it's actually raqqah. it was then changed from de facto capital to quote stronghold, but that was also incorrect. the syrian government is currently in a battle to retake parts of the city from rebel fighters, not isis. the "times" has since corrected
that mistake now just ferring to aleppo as a quote, war-torn city. and not to nitpick but the paper also misidentified aleppo as the capital of syria when it's actually damascus. that correction has also been made. the vice presidential nominees are getting their first intelligence briefings while there is new controversy around donald trump's comments about the officials he met with. governor mike pence will get his first classified intelligence briefing in indiana today. a day after democratic senator tim kaine had his session in new york. but it is the republican nominee's briefing that is drawing attention. after he and adviser retired general michael flynn said intelligence officials expressed their dismay with the obama administration. >> our leadership, barack obama, did not follow what our experts and our truly when they call it intelligence, it's there for a reason, what our experts said to do. >> how -- >> and i was very, very surprised. in almost every instance, and i could tell i have pretty good with the body language i could tell they were not happy.
>> you were there, did you see that? >> yeah, i sure did. the intelligence we received in the last two briefings were in stark contrast to the policy decisions that are being made. >> that's you coming up with that deduction. in the briefing did they look and say something and then look at him like -- like this or this? >> they would say the intelligence professionals, as they should. they would say those are policy decisions. so donald trump in a very, very sophisticated way was asking tough questions, and they would back off and say that is not our job, those are policy decisions that the, in this case the white house, is making. and we would sit there and go, okay, we understand. >> but then reports emerged that friction within that meeting on the trump side. four sources with knowledge of the briefing told nbc news including two intelligence officials who spoke to people in the room, saying general flynn repeatedly interrupted the briefers until governor chris christie, who was also present, intervened. according to one source new jersey governor told flynn to calm down while another claims christie said shut up.
governor christie denied the story as a quote, work of fiction while general flynn called it total b.s. national security officials expressed alarm that trump spoke about his briefing while hillary clinton called out trump for politicizing the practice. >> i think what he said was totally inappropriate. and undisciplined. i would never comment on any aspect of an intelligence briefing that i received. >> donald trump's renewed praise for russian president slat mir putin came under criticism yesterday as hillary clinton laid down a challenge for republicans to rebuke or stand with his comments. >> if he says great things about me i'm going to say great things about him. he is really very much of a leader. i mean you can say oh, isn't that a terrible thing? the man has very strong control over a country. now it's a very different system and i don't happen to like the system. but certainly, in that system, he's been a leader. far more than our president has been a leader. >> what would ronald reagan say about a republican nominee who attacks america's generals, and
heaps praise on russia's president? every republican holding or seeking office in this country should be asked if they agree with donald trump. >> in washington, house speaker paul ryan found a way to disagree with both trump and clinton while trump's running mate mike pence stood by the nominee. >> i read the -- the little snippet. let me say this about vladimir putin. vladimir putin is an aggressor that does not share our interests. vladimir putin is violating the sovereignty of neighboring countries. it -- it certainly appears that he is conducting in state sponsored cyber attacks on what appears to be our political system. that is not acting in our interests. and that is an adversarial stance and he is acting like an adversary. >> are you concerned, though, of donald trump praising slat mir putin? >> i made my points about putin clear right there. i'll just leave it at that. i'm not going to do the tit for tat on what donald said last night or the night before in
hillary versus donald. that is not my job and i'm going to be the election year pundit commenting -- >> are you still comfortable voting for him to be commander in chief? >> i'll leave it at that. >> i think it's in inarguable that vladimir putin has been a stronger leader in his country than barack obama has been in this country. and that's going to change the day that donald trump becomes president of the united states of america. >> hillary clinton is being criticized for comments she made to israeli state tv relaying a security official's analysis that isis is praying for a donald trump victory. >> an article just today by matt olson, the former director of our national counterterrorism center, makes this point, and i found it even surprising, how clear and compelling the case was where he quoted isis spokespeople, rooting for donald trump's victory.
basically mettles and argues that the jihadists see this as a great gift. they are saying, oh, please allah, make trump president of america. >> in an interview yesterday house speaker paul ryan described the comments as fear mongering and profoundly wrong. colin powell is once more addressing the advice hillary clinton solicited from him on the use of private e-mail while holding the top office at the state department. on wednesday house democrats released a letter he wrote clinton back in 2009. in it powell explained the culture at the department and why he opted to use private e-mail for some matters. he says in part, quote, i was not trying to influence her but just to explain what i had done eight years earlier to begin the transformation of the state department's information system. he says of his own use of private e-mail while in office, quote, i stand by my decisions and i'm fully accountable. with her polling suddenly flagging, clinton is launching a series of speeches under the banner of her campaign slogan stronger together. the first came last night in
kansas city, missouri, speaking about her faith, love, and the trials and tribulations of her life. >> there's so much we can do if we keep love in our hearts, as we do the noble work of breaking down barriers that hold americans back. thank you for answering the charge given to us by jesus as matthew records. to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick, welcome the stranger. thank you for loving all people, especially the least, the last, and the lost among us. and you know so well we're not asked to love each other. not urged or requested. we are commanded to love. >> yesterday the popular photo blog humans of new york released this photo of clinton. with it came a story about clinton taking a law school
admissions test at harvard. according to clinton, she and her friend were the only women in the room, and men wanting to avoid the draft confronting them saying, if you take my spot i'll get drafted and i'll go to vietnam and i'll die. clinton told the blog, quote, i know that i can be perceived as aloof or cold or unemotionall but i had to learn as a young woman to control my emotions, and that's a hard path to walk because you need to protect yourself. you need to keep steady, but at the same time you don't want to seem walled off. and sometimes i think i come across more in the walled off arena. and if i create that perception, then i take responsibility. i don't see myself as cold or unemotional and neither do my friends and neither does my family. but if that sometimes is the perception i create then i can't blame people for thinking that. still ahead, a multimillion dollar fine and thousands of employees fired after a major bank's accused of opening debit and credit card accounts without customers knowing about it. that's next in business.
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after a suspended thousands of feet above the border between italy and france all passengers trapped in cable cars are now on solid ground. keir simmons is joining us from london with the latest. >> many people's worst nightmare alex. 30 people rescued this morning now, more than 100 were trapped high in the air. these cable cars, alex, run up to more than 12,000 feet. so you can imagine there are two women from michigan who are describing some of the tourists were taken down by being winched up onto helicopters. these two women from michigan saying that wasn't possible for them so they had to be brought down by rope. they say they were frightened but they were mighty glad to get back down to the ground. so now, everyone has been taken off. it appears what happened was
that high winds twisted some cables, stopped the cable cars from working. rescue workers had to go and join people in each of these cars overnight bringing them food and blankets, and of course plenty of reassurance, alex. >> yikes is all i got to say to that. glad they're down safely. let's turn to business and a record find for one of america's biggest banks accused of setting up 2 million secret accounts without customers' knowing anything about it. nancy hunger ford is joining us from london. how did this work, nancy? >> that is a very good question, alex. and as you just touched on, the bank is going to have to pay up for this. we're talking about a $185 million in total that wells fargo will have to pay. that includes the larkest fine on record coming from the consumer financial protection bureau and back to your question of how exactly this was carried out. well, we do know that the allegations included reports of creating fake e-mails, even fake p.i.n. numbers, and we're also talking about around 2 million
unauthorized accounts that were created, with the intent of hitting sales targets. so without a doubt a rather unsettling report for wells fargo customers. but we should point out that within this fine wells fargo has compensated any customers that may be affected. they are paying a penalty, and also more than 5,000 employees have been let go. so that is a story. it will be interesting to see whether or not the company comes out with a further response because we know that they did agree to settle. but they neither admitted or denied the allegations. alex, back to you. >> a big problem. nancy hungerford thank you so much. check on the weather now with bill karins. >> second to last summer weekend, alex. and it is going to feel like i mean today is just brutal in the east this time of year people kids at school and school buses things like that, not fun with the high humidity. but the fall chill is going to be in the midwest today, and it's going to spread across the country as we go throughout the weekend. so there is an end to this at least as the seasons do begin to change. today notice only 68 up in montana where we're going to feel like 102 in memphis.
this is one of those strong fall cold fronts that will move across the country. heat index, d.c. 101. hotter in d.c. than dallas today with the heat index. actually d.c. going to be one of the hottest heat indices throughout all of the east. detroit you're in for a treat once we get rid of these storms during the day today, saturday and sunday, gorgeous in the upper 70s. charlotte you have to wait until saturday going to be very hot, sunday's cooler for you, and norfolk area, saturday and sunday, little bit cooler. new york city, you may have to wait until sunday afternoon to start feeling some of that relief. and then definitely by monday and when you're in the deep south from charleston southward safina included it's not quite yet for you. you have to wait another couple weeks before you get the really fresh, cool air. as far as records go, philadelphia the record high is 94. you're expected to be 95. you're going to be close. i don't think we're going to get there in central park. hartford a chance for a record high today and boston may just be a little short. this is almost unprecedented late summer heat for many areas. atlantic city, you're expected to break your record high.
and then washington, d.c., dulles is expected to tie their record high. so a close call. so here's how the weekend outlook shapes up, showers and thunderstorms on saturday, with that front from little rock to memphis through ohio but again once it clears out that's when you get into the nice air. saturday night those storms will be in the east. they'll be exiting new england sunday morning. and they should be kicking out sunday afternoon, maybe boston gets clipped. but, this is kind of like what we've been waiting for alex, if you love finally turning the air conditioning off, open up the windows, drive to work with the windows down, it looks like sunday and monday is the days for you. >> okay, bill, thanks for that. >> as we go to break a look at the stories we are not covering this morning. the new, most interesting man, it's french actor who replaces jonathan goldsmith. so the brewer says it was looking for a contemporary twist to the legendary character to the most interesting man. we say we're not interested. here's another interesting man we're not covering by the way that wasn't related to michael phelps you got that.
according to federal court documents 7-year-old larry ripple robbed a bank and waited for cops in the lobby. he told the fbi he and his wife had an argument and he'd rather be in jail than at home! not covering that story. and one more big delays on a delaware interstate yesterday after a truck overturned spilling 45,000 pounds of unstamped pennies on the to the highway. no one was injured. and since the pennies were worthless this is another story we are not covering today. instead something we are covering when we come back a farewell from a police officer who brought sense and sensibility in the wake of a senseless crime.
he was the face that helped bring calm to the city of dallas in the wake of unimaginable tragedy. david brown is the police chief of the city who lost five police officers in an ambush during a peaceful protest, and yesterday he announced his retirement. while stressing that he felt that service to the community was complete he also acknowledged that public scrutiny he faced in the aftermath of the shooting. >> this next comment is going to sound wind kind of weird but it's really how i feel. i started hearing whispers after july 7th of me being untouchable. of me being powerful now, since i had national notoriety. and it felt self-serving. the notoriety felt self-serving. and, my ability to serve and to be criticized, and have your job at stake was uncomfortable to
me. that's one of the things that i weighed heavily is that in my something different than i wanted to be. i want to be a servant. i want to be on the spot, held accountable for performing. >> job well done, chief. when we come back we're going to get a check on the stories happening in the day ahead. my bladder leakage made me feel like i couldn't be the father that i wanted to be. now i use depend. i can move the way i really want. unlike the bargain brand, new depend fit-flex underwear is now more flexible to move with you.
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before we toss it over to "morning joe" let's get a check on the stories happening in the day ahead. 9:20 this morning the new york stock exchange will observe a moment of silence to honor the victims of 9/11. believe it or not, sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the september 11th attacks. survivors and family members of victims are expected to be there. vice president joe biden is expected to be among the stars at tonight's stand up to cancer telethon in los angeles. he'll deliver remarks while celine dion and keith urban are slated to perform. the event airs on all four broadcast networks. and on the campaign trail today, donald trump is expected to address the value voters summit in washington and has a campaign event in pensacola, florida, later on tonight.
hillary clinton meets with foreign policy and national security experts in new york including former cia director david petraeus and former homeland security secretary janet napolitano. she will have two surrogates on the campaign trail for her today, bill clinton in nepolitano. that's a wrap for us on this friday. i'm alex witt and "morning joe" starts right now. >> libertarian presidential candidate gary johnson was on the msnbc and he had little trouble ask answering a basic question about syria. >> what would you do if you were elected about aleppo. >> about? >> aleppo. >> and what is aleppo? >> you're kidding. >> no. >> aleppo is in syria and the center of the refugee crisis. >> okay, got it, got it. aleppo. i thought you said a leopard. i was like -- what do i do about a leopard? praeb run away from