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[ bell rings ] >> kevin francis cleary. >> james d. clear. >> jeffrey w. cloud. >> susan marie klein. >> and my father, alfred anton vicoza, dad, the whole family misses you. it's been 15 years. this year i'm applying to college and i know i'll make you
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proud. >> 15 years later america remembers 9/11. today's commemorations in new york, arlington, and shanksville solemnly reflecting on the nation's darkest hour projecting a unity of hope and resolve and a common bond among all americans from every corner and every coast, every creed, and every color. today america is one. hello, everyone. i'm alex witt and welcome to msnbc live. we begin with the condition of hillary clinton. we want to show you some new video of mrs. clinton leaving the 9/11 memorial. that is there to the right of your screen. she left that service a bit earlier than expected after falling ill. in the video we can see her appearing to be a bit unsteady. she is helped into the van that we now know took her to her daughter chelsea's apartment. mrs. clinton remained at chelsea's apartment for close to two hours but then as you see in the video on the left of your screen, she left unassisted shortly before noon today
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telling reporters as she left that she was feeling better. we are now told with confirmation she is on her way home to chappaqua, new york, where her husband bill clinton is awaiting her arrival right now. nbc's kristin welker is following this story for us. we made the presumption, kristin, she was heading home because today in part was a day of respect for 9/11 and there were no campaign events planned. >> reporter: that's right. both secretary clinton and donald trump had suspended all campaign events today in honor of the 9/11 anniversary. they both attended that 9/11 memorial service. just to recap the day, alex, secretary clinton did leave the event just after 9:30, a little bit early, and we do have that video that's now circulating on twitter that shows her a little unsteady. clearly requiring some help as she gets into that van to come here to her daughter chelsea's apartment. that is where i am. we are in madison square park. she spent a little over two
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hours here, presumably resting, getting some water. the campaign says she got overheated, and then she emerged and she answered some of our questions. we asked her how she was feeling. she said she's feeling great. let's take a look at that video. >> there she is. >> how are you doing? >> how are you feeling, secretary clinton? are you feeling better? >> yes. thank you. very much. thanks, everybody. >> reporter: so secretary clinton all smiles when she emerged from daughter chelsea's
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apartment. she even took a few moments to talk to a small child who was passing by. i asked her what had happened. so did a number of other reporters. she didn't answer that question, alex. she instead said it's a beautiful day in new york. she waved. seemed to be in good spirits and then got into her van and left to head home to chappaqua. this clearly not welcome news by the clinton campaign. there have been questions surrounding secretary clinton's health presumably -- or i should say most by republicans who are fueling conspiracy theories. the campaign has knocked those down and so has secretary clinton's physician saying that she's absolutely in fine health and capable of serving as president of the united states. in terms of what we've seen out on the campaign trail, no indication there is anything physically wrong with her. she has had the occasional coughing fit. she says that's just seasonal allergies. in 2012 we know she suffered a concussion after she had the flu but since then nothing serious.
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that's according to her physician. but, again, the timing of this will clearly only complicate secretary clinton's campaign because it does come as the polls are getting tighter and, of course, every one of these news cycles matters and feeds into voters' perceptions. again, the clinton campaign saying she is better. let me read you the official statement of what they said, alex. they say, quote, secretary clinton attended the september 11th common ration ceremony for just an hour and 30 minutes this morning to pay her respects and greet some of the families of the fallen. during the ceremony she felt overheated so departed to go to her daughter's apartment and is feeling much better. of course, the questions we have what type of follow-ups, appointments will she have if any in the wake of this incident. >> kristin, let's put into context as well the weather today, which speaking from my experience walking into work "today" and not even wearing as much attire as i am now, shorts and a t-shirt, it was pretty
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miserable, so it's been rough out there today. >> reporter: it has. congressman joe kroul crowley w at the 9/11 memorial as well made that point as well. he said it was sweltering. not overly surprising someone would become overheated. that's what he had to say and he also made the point that he hasn't spoken to secretary clinton but he knows undoubtedly she wouldn't want this day to become about her. so that's some of the reaction we're getting from some of the folks who attended the 9/11 memorial but you're absolutely right, alex. the weather is a factor today. there's no doubt about that. >> absolutely. and you brought up representative crowley and he said that she had the wherewithal when she saw him to ask him how he was doing and mentioned his wife so she was clearly doing very well before this onset of who may be dehydration. thank you so much, kristin welker, from the -- i guess you're in the flatiron district, madison square park. let's go to the day's other news on this the anniversary of
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the 9/11 attacks. today marked president obama's eighth and final september 11th memo memorial. he laid a wreath at the pentagon. in his remarks president obama spoke to the importance of unity even after tragedy. >> we honor the courage of those who put themselves in harm's way to save people they never knew. we come together in prayer and in gratitude for the strength that has fortified us across these 15 years. and we renew the love and the faith that binds us together as one american family. >> let's go now to new york. that is where nbc's rehema ellis has been following the memorial service all day for us. let's talk about the mood there. any different from your perspective than in years past? i mean, this is a milestone year. it's 15 years and that tends to hit people hard, those kind of
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significant numbers and dates. >> reporter: yes. i think you're right about that, alex, and i heard mixed emotions here from people surrounding the ground zero area, some who were saying that they felt lighter about this day. certainly they remember, their hearts are heavy with the sorrow of the fact of a loved one not being here, but then others who said that they felt lifted by this day, and it was an opportunity for them to come in fellowship with people who have like memories and who shared the pain that they have shared and so, again, mixed emotions as you might expect on a day like this. >> absolutely. all right rehema ellis. i know it's a significant day for you as you were down there 15 years ago covering the events of 9/11. thanks, rehema. let's go to jim miklaszewski. he's at the white house where the president led the nation's memorial service. it's a significant day for you.
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you were at the pentagon when that plane struck and we were able to hear in the living history, the 9/11 as it happened, we heard a lot of your coverage from that day 15 years ago, but first let's go to the president before i ask you to recall some of your memories. what did the president have to say today? >> reporter: well, the flags at the white house are still at half-staff in honor of those killed on 9/11 15 years ago and at 8:46 when first plane, american airlines flight 11 slammed into the world trade center, at exactly that moment the president according to white house officials was in the oval office and observed a moment of silence, then on to the pentagon where he delivered the keynote address where 189 americans were killed on that fateful day. >> 15 years may seem like a long time, but for the families who lops a pie lost a piece of their heart that
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day, i imagine it can seem like just yesterday. perhaps it's the memory of a last kiss given to a spouse or the last good-bye to a mother or father, a sister or a brother. we wonder how their lives might have unfolded, how their dreams might have taken shape. >> reporter: and the president reminded americans too that the u.s. has now been at war for that 15-year period, the longest running war ever for america in afghanistan still under way there. u.s. troops still involved now in a fight against isis there in iraq. but he was particularly poignant i think in describing the resilience and perseverance of the american people, and despite all the changes, all the current threats, i think that's what we should take away from today and it's what the president emphasized too, that despite all the threats, america still remains strong.
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>> and, you know -- >> reporter: and americans still persevere. >> we do. and when i think but on that day and all we heard from you, i'm sure we were able to sit down and talk, you could talk for hours about your experience, but if there's one takeaway from your experience there at the pentagon that day that you'd want to share with our viewers, what would that be? >> i think it was the response from everybody there at the pentagon like at world trade center except i was closer to it. that there was -- that no one was considering their own safety. they plunged into what had become a huge fiery hole inside the pentagon to retrieve as many survivors as they could, and the fact, again, that at the end of the day you could just feel not just anger from those gathered around the pentagon but the understanding that now we've got one hell of a job we have to do and we're going to do it. >> yep, that everything
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irrevocably changed on that day. all right, jim miklaszewski from the white house. thank you for that. in just a moment, more on the health condition of hillary clinton after she left today's memorial service in new york. you push and pull and struggle and fight and love to run your business. and when you need legal help with that business, we're here for you. we're legalzoom. and over the last 10 years we've helped one million business owners navigate every day challenges.
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( ( (. in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks a memorial tribute was planned to honor thor in lie 3,000 people killed that day. that is how the 9/11 memorial and museum was born located at the site of the former twin towers in downtomanhattan. join me is alice greenwald, the director. talk about how the museum commemorates the anniversary. >> the museum and the memorial spent this morning with the commemoration, the reading of the names, but the museum is
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open to 9/11 family members, the family members of victims, all day long today exclusively for the families, and they have the museum to themselves today which is as it should be. >> i believe that is as it should be. that's a very good point you make. tell me about their reaction when they're inside the museum and then i'm going to share how i have felt while touring the museum which is a beautiful tribute. >> well, you know, i think everyone reacts individually. there's no monolithic response, but what we've heard from family members more than anything else is a sense of gratitude that here is a place where they can come to honor the memories of those they lost, their loved ones, that tells the story of the day and the aftermath. it's a place that feels profoundly authentic to them on both an emotional and a historical level. >> absolutely. and i think for me the greatest takeaway when i visited is it's
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very powerful. it is a heavy experience to go through it. you really are able to relive and in a very tangible way see what happened, and it doesn't leave you for quite some time. so it is a difficult subject. how do you attract people to the museum which i believe if i'm not mistaken is the number one tourist destination in the city. >> yeah. well, people are coming. they come because they want to pay respects. they come as a kind of pilgrimage, but, you know, we are now 15 years since 9/11, and there are young people in high school for whom 9/11 was not a lived experience. it is now part of history for them, and they come here to learn. so the museum is a place to learn about what happened for those who don't have the memory. it's a place where one can affirm one's own experiences who did live through it, and i think ultimately the museum, as emotional as it is, is also a place of great inspiration. >> you know, you make that point, and i was speaking with
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friends of my children who were too young to really recall much about all of this, and what we play here on msnbc, the as it happened every year, i know a lot of young people who were tuning in because they wanted to get a sense of what exactly happened, how it all unfolded. >> exactly. >> so for the people who have not visited the museum before, what should they expect? >> well, i think it's a personal journey. you know, you literally travel down seven stories to what we call bedrock, the foundation level of the world trade center, and you're in an archaeological space. you're in the heart of the basement, the foundation of the world trade center, and it's there that we tell the story of the day and introduce people to what happened, but we also tell stories of great compassion, extraordinary courage, resilience, and a sense of community and public service, the volunteerism after 9/11 that was so common.
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people dropping everything they were doing and coming to new york and saying what can i do? that's part of our story too. so uplifting and it reminds us of the best of who we are at a moment of tremendous crisis. >> and, you know, alice, i know you care a lot about visitors interacting with all the exhibits there. why is that important to you? >> well, you know, we're a museum about stories, and many of our visitors come in with their own stories. so we collect those. we allow people to engage asking the questions they want to ask, finding the answers they need to find, and it makes for a very vibrant experience. >> alice greenwald, director of the memorial museum, thank you so much for your time. i appreciate it particularly on this very special day. thank you. it's new report on the trump foundation and how the republican nominee managed his charity to spend other people's money. mastery is a journey of continuous improvement. come triumph, or trial,
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foundation. it examines how the republican nominee retooled his charity to spend other people's money. as part of its investigation, "the post" dissected 17 years of tax filings and interviews with more than 200 individuals or groups listed as donors or beneficiaries. "the post" discovered in recent years nearly all the foundation's money comes from people other than trump. the paper reports the last gift from trump was in 2008 and since then all of the donations have been other people's money. "the washington post" says officials with the trump campaign declined to comment. now, "the post" also says it reached out to nbc universal, the parent company of msnbc, which is among many companies who donated to the trump foundation. it donated $500,000 in 2012 and the paper is awaiting comments from nbc universal. let's go to nbc's hallie jackson standing by at our washington bureau for us. another good day to you. what all are we hearing from it's trump campaign about this report if anything?
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>> it's the if anything that is key here. nothing more than what they have told "the post" which is apparently nothing. david is the person behind the piece. he's been digging into the trump foundation for months trying to figure out and unentangle some of donald trump's ties and charitable giving. a couple questions colonme up i the piece. you have the issue of trump's foundation acting almost as a middle man, taking money from other groups, giving them then to separate entities but trump himself apparently not donating much of his own money. for clear the foundation has given several dozen for a few dozen donations each year that you're able to look at the records for. the donations ranging in dollar figure from $1,000 to $50,000 b you this underscores the importance of donald trump releasing his tax returns. with his tax returns one would be able to go back and look at
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his charitable giving and look at what he has done on the charitable giving side. trump has said he would release his tax returns but only after an audit is complete. he's saying he's doing that based on the vase advice of tho around him. there is nothing according to the irs that recluds him from reb leasing them now. just within the past 72 hours his running mate released his tax returns but trump feeling very little pressure to do the same himself. >> all right. hallie jackson from washington. hallie, thank you for that update. let's bring in amy holmes, political analyst at rasmussen reporters and former speechwriter for senate majority leader bill frist. amy, welcome to you. i want to get your reaction to what we've just heard. your take really on the trump foundation story. >> well, i don't know enough about it. i can tell you that foundations very typically collect money to give to other organizations to carry out work in furtherance of that foundation's mission.
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i'd have to really frankly zig a little deeper into the article. it's the first i'm hearing about it but when it comes to conflict much interest, of course, the clinton foundation will be under scrutiny, a lot of jutescrutiny the trump campaign for potential conflicts of interest for secretary v state hillary clinton when she was serving as our top diplomat and tyki takin money from foreign donors at the clinton foundation. >> you bring up the kts fountcl foundation story. do you think this story could have an impact on the trump campaign? >> i don't think so because donald trump was not serving in an official capacity for the united states government while he was running this foundation. does it turn up the heat in terms of releasing tax returns? certainly the other side will try to take advantage of that and use this story to try to turn up the heat on that, but donald trump it sounds like he has no intention to and politically i can understand it.
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that a man in his position has i'm sure very complicated tax filing and between now and election day he doesn't want that drip, drip, drip of investigations into what all of this could possibly mean and what it looks like but i can tell you at rasmussen reports we've asked likely voters should the leading candidates release their tax records? a majority say yes, they think they should. also we've asked if they should also release their health records and a majority say yes. >> do you think donald trump will release his tax records if the audit is a completed before the election. do you think he'll follow through? >> that's a lot of hypotheticals and i can't get into donald trump's mind. frank frankly, who can, but as a political matter, i don't see him wanting to do that between now and november, but i did want to add when it comes to asking likely voters, rasmussen reports also asks should both candidates release their most recent health records and a majority said yes.
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>> our nbc polling shows a close race in key states, those being georgia and others. georgia, for example, it's not voted for a democrat since 1992. how do you explain the closeness of the race there? do you think republicans worry that georgia could flip? >> well, there's been a lot of polling on that, that it is very tight. the reasons for that i think have to do with the donald trump campaign up to this point and that, you know, he was an outside candidate. he's not from the republican machine. he doesn't have an on-the-ground operation that you would expect from a front-runner, and, you know, let's face it, there are a lot of moderate republicans who have been uneasy with donald trump, and he's been trying to retool his campaign to try to reach them, particularly by bringing on kellyanne conway as his campaign manager around trying to become a more disciplined campaigner on message, on focus, on the issues that voters, republicans, moderates, and independents care about. >> do you worry at all about his lack of ground game in certain
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places? there have been reports of penal saying we would like to get those clacker placards and they canted even get access to them. >> i personally don't worry. prabs priebus, he came out and said they're opening up 98 new offices across the country to try to assist the trump campaign, but so far trump has been trying to run a national strategy, a national media strate strategy, and he even said this summer quite surprisingly to a lot of political veterans that, look, when people hear my message, if they want to vote for me, they will just jump up and vote for me. well, that's not really how it works. it's very hard to get people to the polling booth because it's a lot of trouble to take time off of work and go. >> to your point, here is an interesting polling tidbit. we have 43% of the voters say they prefer donald trump bub just 29 perfecti% think he's go win.
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how do you explain that watch? >> well, they're watching the news and donald trump is such an unconventional candidate. who would have thought a year ago he'd be the nom anybody let alone running a competitive campaign with hillary clinton for president of the united states. for the trump campaign it should worry them they need to motivate those people who support him to actually get to the follows because if they think he's not going to win anyway, then. >> would they bother? >> absolutely. amy holmes. thank you for weighing in. more on the new nbc polls. larry sabato examines them for us and gives us some insight on why this race is so tight. name the third president?
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she's just arrived back at her home in chappaqua. we have new video to show you, the moments immediately after she left the 9/11 ceremony. she was falling ill. we can see her appearing to be a bit unsteady. she's helped into the van that we now know then took her to her daughter chelsea's apartment. mrs. clinton remained at chelsea's apartment for close to two hours but then as you can see from the video to the left of your screen, she then left unassisted shortly before noon and she was telling reporters she felt just fine. she was feeling much better. nbc's kristin welker is following all of this for us. what's the latest on her? shows home safe and sound i presume? >> reporter: she is, and she says she's feeling better. let's just walk through the day. it all started when secretary clinton arrived at the 9/11 memorial, and she and donald trump saying they were suspending campaign events today in honor of the anniversary and then she left the memorial early
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at about 9:30 and we do have that video of her circulating on twitter which shows he's unsteady. she clearly needs a little help getting into the van. she was brought her to her daughter chelsea's apartment. we are in madison square park, and she stayed here for just over an hour and a half to two hours. she emerged from this apartment at 11:40 facing a throng of reporters shouting a number of questions at her namely how are you doing, how are you feeling and what happened? let's take a look at a little bit of that video. >> how are you feeling, secretary clinton? are you feeling better? >> yes. thank you. very much. thank you, everybody. >> reporter: so there you have it. from secretary clinton herself
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saying that she's feeling better. we shouted a number of questions at her in terms of what happened. she didn't answer those questions. instead, saying it's a beautiful day in new york. she did pause briefly to talk to a young child who approached her, and then she got into her van and headed to chappaqua, new york, where she arrived just a short time ago. a little bit of broader context. secretary clinton has been dealing with republicans kind of spinning up conspiracy theories about her health, so this undoubtedly could feed into some of those conspiracy theories raising questions about whether she is in good health. she's insisted she is. so has her physician. as one of the reporters covering her campaign, no indication otherwise. she has had the occasional coughing fit on the campaign trail. that happened recently, it was a prolonged coughing fit and she said she has seasonal allergies. she hasn't had any major health problems unless you go back to 2012 when she had a son cushion.
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other than that, no serious health problems. again, this is a race in which the polls are getting tighter so every day, every news cycle does matter, and so this is clearly an unwelcome event by the clinton campaign, but the broader point here, they are stressing that she just got overheated at that 9/11 memorial and she's feeling much better. >> we have to reiterate, the weather, it was just terrible today. for somebody -- i'm very hum humidity sensitive and if anybody else is, you know exactly what i mean. it was hot and humid, a very difficult day making your way around. kristin welker. let's go to politics and the new polls show hillary clinton and donald trump deadlocked across four key battleground states. here is break down the numbers is larry sabato. let's get to these numbers. >> great. >> so these polls, trump has got a slight lead in georgia and arizona. these are states, as you well
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know, larry, where republicans have historically won by much wider margin. romney won georgia by 8 and arizona by 10. the election is less than 60 days away now. put this into context for the trump campaign. does it look bad? >> it's much worse news for trump than for clinton. those are two small states, nevada and ramnew hampshire. if she lost them she has plane at this of ways to make thege up. i do not believe the new hampshire polyp it contradicts every other recent poll. as far as trump is concerned, he cannot possibly win if he loses either arizona or georgia. it is very bad news for him that both states are essentially tied. >> okay. you mentioned new hampshire and i do want to remind viewers that president obama won new
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hampshire, also nevada. much more decisively in the last couple elections. why do you think hillary clinton is losing some grounds there for the democrats? >> well, it's a different match-up. it's a different campaign, and i want to examine the nevada numbers more carefully because it's very easy to underrate latino voters, and latino voferts avoters are the key to a democratic victory in nevada. it's possible the turnout of latinos will be higher than expected. remember, you have to survey in both english and spanish to get a real good reading on the latino vote nationally or a state like nevada. >> you make a good point. this latest nbc battleground map puts hillary clinton at 288 electoral votes but all that can change certainly between now and november 8th. run me through the path donald trump would have to take. >> first, he has to carry every
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state mitt romney carried including georgia, arizona, and north carolina where he's probably behind. it's close, but he's behind. in addition to that, he really only has two choices. either he flips florida, ohio, and pennsylvania, which is really tough for him. he has to flip all three and he gets to 273 electoral votes, or he has a pure rust belt midwest strategy where he flips pennsylvania, ohio, michigan, and wisconsin, and he's well behind in michigan folk and the new sa. will has him behind 7 in ohio. >> as we look further down the ballot, the democrats are favored at the point to take over the senate. i know you wrote this week with all the sufling on the map the 2k789s are still holding out hope they could take the house. so your crystal ball, what does it have to say about that? >> anything is possible and we're in september. the election is november 8th,
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but i think it's very, very difficult. our own projections based on seat-by-seat analysis as well as a very good regression model that's worked pretty well in the past suggests that it's really more like cutting the 30-seat republican margin in half, somewhere in that vicinity. we'll clarify that as we get closer to the election but it would be a big democratic victory for the democrats to have any clans to actually take over the house. >> i don't know how you deep all the numbers straight, larry. it's just the way your brain works. >> i do that all day every day. >> we're grateful for that. thank you larry from the university of virginia center for politics. let's bring in jonathan and shane goldmaker. shane, i'm going to ask you first about what hillary clinton said on friday night.
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for those who haven't heard, we're going to play it. here it is. >> you could put half of trump's supporters into what i call the basket of deplorables. they're racist, sexist, homophob homophobic, xenophobe iic, islamphobic, you name it, and, unfortunately, there are people like that, and he has lifted them up. now, some of those folks, they are irredeemable but thankfully they are not america. >> later on yesterday she said that she regretted saying that and i think her regret specifically pointed to the quantifying it as half of the trump supporters. i think she regretted saying half. how do you assess this hillary clinton comment in the context of the race? do you think this a short life story or something with legs? >> what this is is a reversal. the trend we've seen is donald trump makes a comment offending a broad portion of the electorate and the clinton
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campaign demand he apologize. we have the reverse. half is the problem here. she's already given speeches casting a portion of donald trump's supporters as racist and xenophobic and he's lifted up those voices and she hasn't gotten in trouble but the notion that tens of millions of americans fit into that basket of deplorables as she called it, that's the problem for her. she kind of offered an apology. she said i'm sorry but i'm not really sorry. i used all those other words, just the word half. the only thing she really wanted to amoll japologize for is just much of those supporters fit in the basket. >> and are you surprised she used the word half? >> i'm not necessarily surprised that she used the word half. i'm not sure she always ekts presses herself in the best way, in the. way. i am surprised at the characterization. she's talked about the alt right before which seems to be, you know, at least in her discussion
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fringy. when you get into that half territory, as shane points out, tens of millions of americans. she's running on a slogan of stronger together and yeth is basically castigating trump supporters by the millions or tens of millions and i think that's something she probably wants to get away from. >> shane, way tonight take a look at some of the poms i spoke with larry about. what do you think could tip the scales in arizona and georgia? >> as larry said, if donald trump is losing arizona and georgia, he's losing this riace and it's not even going to be close. there was a "washington post" poll and a fascinating number was 58%, which was barack obama's approval rating. he hasn't had an approval rating that high in years. if hillary clinton is running as barack obama's third term and this could be potentially a problem for her, it's not a problem if he's overwhelmingly
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more popular than her or donald trump. >> obama has been out on the campaign trail and will continue to do so. are you surprised that her numbers aren't more up as a result of his popularity? >> yeah. i mean, it's going to show that votersoverall are looking at hillary clinton and trump saying we like the other guy rather than these two choices. maybe he's at 53% or 54%, 58% is a huge number. but this is a place he hasn't been since the very beginning of his first term when he had overwhelming support of the entire country because he just got elected. this is good news for hillary clinton. if she's going to run to win the third straight presidential democratic race, she needs a popular incumbent president. >> taking a look at the poll finding clinton holding a five-point lead, why do you think she be hasn't been able to widen her league this close to
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the election? >> well, i think her lead has been there and been substantial and usually you see a little bounce for each party after the conventions. hor bounher bounce was higher a then you see the race return to where it was before the conventions. i think we're basically seeing that. if you look at the post poll, she has a bigger lead among registered voters. if you're donald trump, the thing you really got to be worried about when you look at the polls is they are under -- that they don't count what's going on on the ground, which is that she's dominating donald trump in battleground states in terms of political organization. he doesn't have a presence in most of these places. that could be worth a couple points on lix delection day in f the battleground states. >> gentlemen, thanks so much. >> take care, alex. coming up, reaching a better understanding of america's national security post-9/11 and the challenges ahead for the next president.
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changed since tow 1? >> it's metaph morphed. i'm skeptical isis or al qaeda could pull off a 9/11 style attack today. be through they are inciting people considered insider threats in the united states. and in addition to. >> -- the threats could have been eliminated much earlier by saying mid to late 2002 if the officials had not essentially lumped several conflicts into one so called global war on terror. do you agree with that? >> i think there are two parts to that comment. first the iraq invasion into the
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completely separate category which really didn't have anything to do with 9/11 or terrific. that is a separate issue. it did detract from resources applied to other areas. but you cannot eliminate terrorismite. because terrorism as an act has been around for centuries. i think that gives a false hope. >> you are well aware that our presidential candidates are both being given intelligence briefs. i'd like to know what happens in those briefs. what they are like. there have been reports of a lot of attention within these rooms. and i want to see what happens. can you describe them for us? >> well analysts are trained to brief on theively and from the material presented to them from the many analysts working on the information. so when they are actually in front of a briefing they are relaying information that is relevant to the topic of the moment or giving them an update on something elise.
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and within the room and of course the recent comments made by trump there is not projections of body language about certain issues or topics. you aren't allowed to express your opinion. this is objective information that is being relaid. >> and very quickly, since y you -- what did you learn then that you would tell the next president? >> i think the next president has a lot on his plate. or her, when it comes to terrorism. we've looked hat a wholesale change in the intelligence community. some has worked. some has nod. i would look at resource realignment. i would also focus on the department of homeland security. the oversight is all over the place. there are too many organizations. dhs doesn't really have a mission at in point. fbi probably needs an over haul for domestic terrorism as well.
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>> all right. thank you so much for your insights. appreciate that. >> thank you. >> and for all of o you, i'll alex witt. thanks for watching. straight ahead on "meet the press," chuck todd. matters. both on the track and thousands of miles away. with the help of at&t, red bull racing can share critical information about every inch of the car from virtually anywhere. brakes are getting warm. confirmed, daniel you need to cool your brakes. understood, brake bias back 2 clicks. giving them the agility to have speed & precision. because no one knows & like at&t. we thought fibers that caused unwanted gas.gular not good. then we switched to new mirafiber. only mirafiber supports regularity with dailycomfort fiber and is less likely to cause... unwanted gas. finally. try new mirafiber. from the makers of miralax.
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surround yourself with healthy advantages at from nbc news in washington, this is "meet the press" with chuck todd. good sunday morning, on what is a solemn day of remembrance on this 15th anniversary of the.9/11 attacks good sunday morning on this 15th anniversary of 9/11. a moment of silence marked the moment when the very first plane, flight 11, flew into the north tower of the world trade center. immediately afterwards, relatives began reading the nalts of the victims at the trade center. >> lee r.


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