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but probably not. probably not. >> ta-nehisi coates, thank you. that's "all in" for this evening. rachel maddow starts right now. >> thanks to you at home joining us at this hour. lots going on. in december 1996, president bill clinton had just been re-elected to his second term in office and he announced a big slew of new nominees for high-ranking positions in his second-term administration, including bill daily who was nominated to be the new secretary of commerce. also, our old friend bill richardson, a familiar face already by that time, in this case, december 1996, bill richardson was being nominated to be the new american ambassador to the united nations. so at this announcement, you see al gore is there, on the left side of your screen, bill daily is there, on the right side of your screen, comes out and
introduces his nominees. bill daily is the commerce secretary. i want to thank my family, yad da, yad da, thank you, mr. president, thank you to my family. while bill richardson is talking, it goes horribly wrong. this is bill richardson speaking but keep the right side of your screen on bill daily. watch. >> to my wife and family, barbara, thank you. i apologize for writing in the d.c. 350 years old without windows. i won't do it again. to those on my congressional staff, those that accompany me on these --
>> i think he's fine. he fainted. we'll see. thank you. okay. i think he fainted. i think he's fine. we'll give you a report in a minute. >> bill richardson is like, this is not an auspicious beginning. but william daily, while being ppsz announced as the nation's next commerce secretary, he just full-on passed out. he was 48 years old at the time. generally healthy. he said he hadn't eaten lunch, it was hot under the lights, he was really tired, been exhausted recently and he just fainted and he told reporters he had never fainted before in his life before he fainted in that high-profile moment. as far as we know, he never
fainted again after that moment. he went on to be fine obviously 20 years later he went on to become barack obama's white house chief of staff. when he got nominated, that did not look good and fainting is a thing that tends to happen near former president bill clinton. salon ran an article titled, "why do people keep fainting around bill clinton?" here's a young woman just behind him on the left side of your screen. bill clinton is campaigning for hillary clinton in 2008 and this young woman gives a lot of warning that she's going and then, whoa, she just goes down. same thing happened later on that year after barack obama became the nominee, bill clinton was giving a democratic unity speech in october that year and another person standing next to bill clinton just went. during that 2008 campaign, actually, during the reand elects campaign in 2012, randomly over the course of his
presidency, a lot of people have also fainted around barack obama. he has made it -- made sort of an art form of taking -- gracefully taking note of people passing out in the act of passing out he gets the attention and then smoothly moves on. this has happened to him a few times. bernie sanders had a couple of dramatic instances dling with fainters during his run for the presidency this year. there's a couple -- actually, they were kind of scary at the time but you could also see that bernie sanders is not used to this happening around him. you can see it in the shock in the way that he responds, the shock and concern. >> tell you is that there is one issue out there. >> oh, god. >> we were told when the debates were going to take place and, as some of you know, they were -- >> oh, my god. >> it is sort of an occupational hazard of either being president or running for president that
sometimes people collapse around you. and, you know, it may be not totally random. it may be a product of secret service protocols. i don't know. by the time you're actually standing behind a president or a presidential candidate who is speaking at an official event and maybe you haven't eaten and on your feet for a long time and dehydrated and the lights are hot. maybe it's a little situational about security and being that near to people who get to that high level of presidential politics. but it does happen and it's not the end of the world when it happens but it's always worrying. it's always a shock. it's another level of worrying and another level of shock when the person doing the passing out is not near the president of the united states, it's actually the president. >> it happened when the president was snacking on pretzels while watching the nfl playoffs with his two dogs. one of the pretzels apparently caused the president to hit the
deck hard. camel brown tonight has the latest. >> the first real health scare for president bush and his first words to reporters today -- >> my mother always said, when you're eating pretzels, chew before you swallow. listen to your mother. >> reporter: but for all his light-heartedness clearly advisable on the president's face is an abrasion and bruised lip. how did it happen? the aides say he was watching football on the couch in his bedroom sunday evening alone except for the dogs barney and spot the his aides describe it, he was eating a pretzel that, quote, went down wrong and triggered a temporary drop in bush's heart rate causing him to pass out. >> i hit the deck and woke up and there was barney and spot showing a lot of concern. >> reporter: the president said he's not sure but he believes he
was only out for a few seconds because when he woke up, the dogs hadn't moved. the president called the white house nurse on 24-hour stand by and then walked down to see the doctor on the ground floor of the residence. >> doctors say it's nothing to worry about but why would someone, apparently with no health problems, suddenly pass out? well, it's not as uncommon as you might think. more on that now from chief science correspondent robert bazel. >> president bush looks to be in good health. his vital signs show that his passing out was not the result of any underlying health problem but the size of the bruce on his cheek shows he did take a hard fall, losing consciousness completely. >> president george w. bush had his pretzel episode in 2011 and then the president himself and the white house in general basically made light of the situation, make sure you chew before you swallow, right? but still it was a little
unnerving to see the president so visibly beat up. he had a big bruce. his face looked like he went a few rounds in a bare knuckle brawl. his father, the first president bush, had a dramatic fainting episode while he was in office. the george h.w. bush white house also basically tried to make light of that incident and the initial news reports after george h.w. bush passed out in japan, they tended to downplay the incident and focused on the fact that the president was able to pop back up after he vomited and slumped over onto the japanese prime minister. the reports actually got a little more serious a few days after the incident when abc news was able to obtain a longer tape showing what happened in that room. abc aired and what aired was it was an unusual incident involving the president having the flu. the footage aired a few days later, i mean, we still look back on it being a funny incident but when you look at that tape, what they showed was upsetting.
>> the lone camera in the dining room was locked in on the head table when president bush was overcome by nausea and fell forward. it appears he lost consciousness as he toppled over onto his host. the news scene shows barbara bush reacting quickly realizing her husband needed help bringing the napkin to his mouth and then stepping back and letting the secret service agents take over. one agent told guests to stay back and then he vaulted over the table to help. moments later, come the scenes replayed so many times in the last few days, the president recovers enough to apologize and leave. the nausea had plagued president bush all evening. published reports say before the dinner, his doctor warned him not to go. mr. bush did not take that advice. during the receiving line, he excused himself once and threw up and even had to change soiled clothes. >> we look back at that incident
in japan now as almost a comic event and president bush said not long after it happened that he was so embarrassed over the whole thing. the japanese coined the phrase as a slapping term for barfing. they cut out the part where he actually vomits but there's his wife covering his face with the napkin and wiping him off and the president is totally unconscious, lying on top of the japanese prime minister and the secret service agent in the foreground moves from trying to help everybody, as they said, vaulting over the table in trying to help the president in what was a serious emergency. that was not a good scene. but in the larger scheme of things, it was also not that serious. he had the flu. he barfed and passed out.
sometimes presidents get afflicted with serious not passing health issues. even when they are serious, though. that's not what defines them or their presidency. dwight eisenhower, first elected in 1952, sworn in by 1953. by 1955, he had a serious heart attack and also had crohn's disease. by 1957, in addition to the heart attack and surgery for the obstruction, he had a stroke in office in 1957. his successor was jfk, elected in 1960 after a campaign marked in part by his opponents insisting that he had addison's disease. it is a serious condition affecting hissed a dreen nal gland which he took a huge variety of medications over the course of his adult life and presidency. fdr, of course, is the most famous case.
first elected in 1932, elected again in 1936 and 1940 and 1944. fdr was paraplegic. he used a wheelchair. in public, he was afforded a zone of privacy on that issue. it was not a secret but it was not really part of his public profile either. that said, regardless of polio, by the time fdr was running for his fourth term, he was really quite ill. frank leahy, who founded the famous leahy clinic, did a medical exam on fdr the night before he accepted his party's nomination at the convention in july 1944. and leahy was basically shocked at what he found in that medical evaluation. five years ago, 2011, they made public a letter that he wrote that night following examining the president. fdr was in heart failure, if not in heart failure, at least on the verge of it.
frank leahy says he gave this information to fdr's personal physician and told him in no uncertain terms that president roosevelt would die in office if he went on to accept that nomination the next day and win the election and become president for a fourth term. but fdr went through with it to assuage any fears about his health. he asked to be put back into the white house for a 13th year in office. he went so far as to insist on an over the top demonstration of his health and resilience. watch this. ♪ >> crowds greet president roosevelt in new york city. here on behalf of his friend senator bob wagner, he has a special word for brooklyn dodger fans.
procession through the metropolis in an open car. fdr's first outdoor appearance as a candidate. he doesn't seem to mind the weather one bit. >> in an open car in a cold, pounding rain. to show his vigor. fdr went on to win the election that fall and sworn in for a fourth term in january and dead by april. so we have had presidents with all sorts of ailments and illnesses and standards for disclosure and allowance for privacy and allowance for secrecy, those standards used to be different from what they are
now. and maybe that's uncomfortable. maybe we'd be a better country if we were back in the days of jfk hiding his massive medication regime or woodrow wilson having a massive stroke and telling no one about it for months or glover cleveland having a cancerous growth removed from his mouth in secret on a moving yacht because he didn't want anybody to know that he had any kind of problem. literally, grover cleveland had surgery in 1893, a cancerous growth in his mouth, called up a friend who had a yacht, got surgery on the thing and his mouth while the yacht sailed around long island sound. so nobody would think he was doing anything other than having a nice day on a boat. maybe we'd be better off, right, if that's how we still treated presidential health. somewhere between secrecy and privacy being sack trisint. we don't treat it that way and candidates sometimes chafe it that. it was a source of concern when
bill clinton was running in '92 that he kept losing his voice all the time. >> clinton has developed a bad case of laryngitis but his staff was upbeat despite the latest new poll which shows his lead widening. clinton's brutal schedule arrived in cincinnati at 4:30 this morning and schedule finally got to him. >> the governor's voices is completely gone and will not be able to speak. >> this made his voice a croak. >> bad, huh? it's bad. we fought for a year. we got two days to go. my voice will be better by this afternoon and i'll be there monday, i'll be there tuesday, fight on. don't give up. go! >> clinton's staff says he's gargling and doing voice exercises before he starts a final nine day swing tomorrow. clinton's staff says despiteis
laryngitis, he feels fine. to demonstrate it, he tossed a football with an aide while the cameras rolled. clinton began to regain his voice. >> on tuesday we will win a new day for america. >> but it's still weak and raspy heading into tomorrow's final push. >> bill clinton was unusually reticent about releasing information about his health when he first ran for president in 1992. it became an issue because of his very, very evident voice problems at a very high-profile time. the health of the candidates that year was also an issue because his main rival for the nomination in '92 was paul tsongas. he had lymphoma. he ended up passing away two days before bill clinton was sworn in for his second term, which means had paul tsongas won the presidency in 1992, he might not have made it alive through
his first term as president. but even with the issue of paul tsongas' cancer and the strange incident in japan, where the republican president got ill and passed out on top of a foreign head of state, even with those health issues swirling around that campaign, bill clinton was reticent about releasing health information and refused all requests for interviews either for him or with his doctors even though the other candidates were doing that. it was not until in his re-election race in 1996 when clinton finally released extensive information about his health. he did an extensive interview with the new york times about his health and it included a revelation that he was receiving weekly shots to desensitize him to allergens. it was controversial at the time because the doctor, the white house doctor said after clinton was sworn in, he said that he had been suddenly and sum merrily dismissed from his job, fired as the white house doctor
one week after bill clinton was sworn in. right after, hours after he refused a request from a white house staff member to please inject the brand-new president with what was described to him as an allergy shot but the white house doctor said he didn't have any idea wa was in the white house vial and didn't feel comfortable doing that and baulked at it and was fired within hours. we got an explanation four years down the road. we have evolved dramatically over time in terms of what we expect to know about the bodily health of our presidents and our presidenti presidential candidates and it's awkward and unnerving to them but also important. and we're now at a point in terms of our traditions and experience and our expectations as a country where i think -- i think the principle that applies is that the more cause there is for concern, the more reasonable concerns there are about a candidate's health or president's health, the more
disclosure is warranted to alleviate those concerns. and that's why donald trump's half page doctor letter has been more than just hilarious. he would be the oldest person ever sworn in for a first term as president of the united states. him releasing a hyperbolic misspelled unserious, unprofessional laugh out loud campaign document from a gastroenterologist is unacceptable in terms of modern standards in terms of what we get to know about candidates and their health. they now say their candidate basically snuck away from the traveling press corps sometime last week and got a brand-new physical exam. they say they will release results from that medical exam, if not a more complete medical history, this he can would, probably on thursday when mr. trump appears on the daytime talk show hosted by a man named dr. oz. after hillary clinton stumbled and appeared to fall and had to be bodily hauled into a waiting van, after she abruptly left e
the 9/11 memorial service, the clinton campaign ditched her -- overheated later announced that it was due to a pneumonia diagnosed on friday but not reported anywhere until sunday afternoon, until hours after this incident. the health of the candidates this year has already been grossly politicized by the trump campaign and i mean that specifically. the trump campaign politicized their own candidate's health by making a mockery of the disclosure that a candidate usually makes. the trump campaign also politicized hillary clinton's health by criticizing her health, encouraging and passing on conspiracy theories about her health for months now. now that she's had this happen in public, now the clinton campaign is facing real questions, real concerns, not
just trumped up political concerns about her health and how transparent her campaign has been about it. her campaign told me tonight they will make a more complete disclosure of clinton's health records by the end of this week. they told me it will be this week. so far, they have said nothing else to shed substantive light as to what is going on here. no candidate for president likes to discuss any of this stuff, no human being would. but the greater the reasonable concern, the more you must disclose. and so i think it is inescapable now that the clinton campaign is now going to have to pull a full mccain here. they are going to have to release much more medical information than they ever would have before in order to make this if not -- to make this not a defining if not the defining issue of her run for the presidency in these last two months. we've got much more ahead tonight. stay with us.
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taken, you wonder if it's not more serious. >> no, no. >> than dehydration. >> she's been -- well, if it is, it's a mystery to me and all of her doctors. rarely, but on more than one occasion, over the last many, many years, the same sorts of things happen to her when she got severely dehydrated. and she's worked like a demon, as you know, as secretary of state and as a senator and in the year since, she -- >> more importantly, she's on a grueling campaign. >> yeah. >> and you know what that's like. >> i do. and she's had 2 1/2 -- she had 2 1/2 hard days before the day when she got dizzy. today she made a decision, which i think was correct, to cancel her campaign day. >> right. >> to take one more day to rest. >> is it possible that she'll be away for weeks from the campaign trail? >> no. not a shot. i'll be lucky to hold her back
another day. >> how often has this happened? >> oh, i think really only twice that i can recall. you know, it is something that has occurred a few times over the course of my life and i'm aware of it and usually can avoid it. >> do you actually faint? did you actually faint or pass out or lose consciousness? >> no, i didn't. i felt dizzy and i did lose my balance for a minute. but once i got in, once i could sit down, once i could cool off, once i had some water, i immediately started feeling better. >> hillary clinton tonight on cnn and bill clinton tonight on cbs, both commenting on hillary clinton's health. she is at home taking what she described on twitter today as a day home sick from work, which is something we all have done, except not while running for
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today's army/navy game is john mccain. today, mccain, the former navy pilot, released some 1500 pages of medical records which detail a physical and emotional toll of his 5 1/2 years in captivity but which also suggest the arizona senator is psychologically fit to be president. neuropsychiatrist jeffrey moore reviewed his records from the navy. >> there's nothing that you've seen that indicate as mental health problem? >> correct. yeah. there's never been a diagnosis. >> people talk about the full mccain in terms of medical records. this is the remarkable thing that they are talking about. when john mccain first ran for president in 2000, released 1500 pages of medical records. if people had concerns about his ordeal as a prisoner of war and what he went through and what the effects were, he would come totally clean, 1500 pages. when he ran again eight years later, he did it again in2008 he released another 1200 -- an
additional 1200 pages of medical records covering the time period from 2000 to 2008. mccain had cancer treatments, degenerative arthritis because of his war wounds, anything you want to know, it's all there. that's the full mccain. thousands of pages of medical history and medical documents, full disclosure, warts and all, literally. presidents and candidates for president do not have a rule book to follow here in terms of disclosing their medical records but is the evolving standard now that the level of disclosure has to rise to meet the reasonable level of concern about a candidate or a president's health? joining us now is michael beshloss, presidential historian. michael, nice to have you with us tonight. thanks for being here. >> thanks. it's getting more interesting every minute, isn't it? >> well, you know, we've got comments tonight from hillary clinton and bill clinton commenting on her health
history, essentially, characterizing this in light of other events that she's had. they said -- the campaign told me tonight that this week they will release more significant medical records but we don't yet know what that will be. when you look at the historical sweep of this among different presidents and presidential candidates, is there any guide to give us an expectation of what would be reasonable to release? >> well, i think the best thing for the country and two candidates would be for them to be as transparent as possible. that's why i think it's good news if hillary clinton is going give a full accounting and the same would be true of donald trump because so many times we haven't had that. you had it early in the show fdr in 1944, he had advanced cardiovascular disease. you could say that he looked tired, lost a lot of weight, president's entourage said he looked fine but people within the entourage observed at the time that roosevelt during certain moments in 1944, end of world war ii, was only able to
work -- focus about four hours a i da. the other extreme, 1956, when dwight eisenhower had this heart attack that you mentioned in owe 55, at first the white house was very secretive about it. then there was a backlash and they went to the other extreme, tried to reveal almost everything possible to elay public fears and just before the '56 election, his opponent, adalay stevenson, went on the news saying every piece of medical knowledge and scientific knowledge suggests if you elect eisenhower over me, richard nixon would be president in the next four years. people thought that was gross and made stevenson pay for it and they felt confident he could do a good job. >> attacking a president running for re-election on the basis of his health, or perceived health,
that had a backlash effect, a negative effect on stevenson. there has been concerns about health over time. do you know of any instance in which that has prevented somebody from being elected or re-elected? >> not in modern times. it's never risen to the level of an issue that really cost someone an election. to some extent, because presidential candidates, as you were saying earlier, have been evasive. ronald reagan in 1984, however, after the first debate, gave a pretty halting performance and many voters told pollsters, we i this the president is losing it, to the point that his opponent, walter mondale, in some polls suddenly zoomed up and was almost running even with the president. the president had a second debate with monday dale, made the statement's joke, i'm not going to make an issue of my opponent's youth and inexperience. monday dale told me later on,
you can see tears in my eyes as i'm trying to laugh at a joke. the tears were because i knew that reagan had won the election and defeated me. >> presidential historian at a time likthis and moments like this, absolutely invaluable. >> you it, rachel. the story is continuing to evolve over this hour. stay with us. ♪ guyhey nicole, happening here? this is my new alert system for whenever anything happens in the market. kid's a natural.
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avoid it. what happened yesterday was that i just was incredibly committed to being at the memorial. as a senator on 9/11, this is incredibly personal to me and i could, you know, feel how hot and humid it was. i felt overheated. i decided that i did need to leave and as soon as i got into the air conditioned van, i cooled off, i got some water and very quickly i felt better. so i felt fine but i'm now taking my doctor's advice, which was given to me on friday that i ignored, to just take some time to get over pneumonia completely. >> hillary clinton tonight commenting on the incident yesterday which she fell ill at a 9/11 memorial event in new york city. she said tonight this has occurred, in her words, a few times over the course of her life, saying it's usually something she can avoid. tell you something i just got
in. after that interview aired, a senior campaign official said tonight that in those remarks, clinton was referring to the flu/concussion incident from 2012 and what happened sunday. those were the two incidents of dehydration over the course of five years that she was referring to in that interview tonight. part of the issue here, part of the confusion, part of why i think this is an even bigger story today than it might otherwise be, initially, after the incident, the clinton campaign said that she was overheated. that's what went wrong. hours later, they said, actually, she had pneumonia, it had previously been diagnosed on friday and they didn't mention it. aside from the question why they didn't have the explanation ready at first and they didn't disclose the diagnosis of pneumonia after two days, does pneumonia make sense for an explanation of if not passing out having your knees buckle
like this? does the anti-buy yot particular rej mean make a person more likely to pass out like that or have your knees buckle like that for any reason? and as the clinton campaign and trump campaign both weigh right now literally tonight what they are about to release in terms of further medical information from each of these candidates, we're due to get more information on each of them this week, what should we think of as a comprehensive transparent full release of medical records? what do dock ators think count a full release of medical history? joining us is natealie azar. thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> on the issue of what counts as a comprehensive medical record. >> yes. >> we don't know what we're going to get from donald trump or hillary clinton other than both candidates in campaigns say
something more than they've already released is about to come out. >> uh-huh. >> what do you expect? what counts as a medical record? >> it's pretty straightforward. this is pretty much medical school 101. we expect either to receive when we're receiving a patient from someone else or sending the patient to another facility or doctor, there's a full list of medical problems, meaning the diagnosis, hypertension, diabetes, what year they were diagnosed, any complications from those things, any past surgeries, what medication the patient was on. >> all the way back to childhood? >> absolutely. family history, something called a social history which includes, are you married, do you have a job but also includes social behavior like smoking, alcohol use and what not. what is interesting, you were pointing out earlier in your piece john mccain released a thousand page chart and that sounds overwhelming. one can easily put together a thousand page chart if you include every single laboratory
test and chart note, for example, for eight years of someone's medical life. but in the sense, if someone doesn't have a remarkable medical history, that is, they don't have a significant number of medical issues as we heard from secretary clinton's doctor, she doesn't, i wouldn't expect more than a couple of pages. it should be concise. any hospitalization or any significant event or complication from a surgical procedure, et cetera, can all be really itemized and line-itemed relatively concisely. as i said earlier, we don't really write in pros so much when we're writing someone's medical history. there is medical lingo we use and try to keep it pretty clear and con size and really summary rather than, you know, a lengthy -- >> i've been struck throughout this issue, both in terms of donald trump and the strange letter. >> yes. >> that has gastroenterologist released and now with the
concerns raised by the trump campaign and widespread concerns after people saw what happened in new york about hillary clinton's health, i've been struck by human resistance to curiosity resistance to curiosity here. i'm wired to believe this stuff is private and i don't want to ask people to disclose things that humanly we don't have any business seeking, that said, presidents are held to a different standard. what could be held on the basis of privacy. what would you want to redact out of there to make sure that it wasn't relevant to people's consideration? >> i think generally a list, i would sort of classify it as gien kynecolog
gynecological. the instinct is hipaa and otherwise that your medical history is private, right? just as a history, when all of this started happening yesterday, is it yesterday now? all the days are rolling into each other. i said i need a detailed, give me a detailed analysis of what we know about hillary clinton's medical record, and i started getting the information in and my immediate response in e-mailing to my team was what was the workup for the blood clot or the fainting episode back then. and those questions were addressed by her doctor, dr. bardack that she was worked up for a disorder, when you work somebody up for a fainting episode, guided by the family history and whatnot, there's an appropriate algorithm for
passioning o passing out. it appears she's been worked up appropriately. for her physician to be untruthful and even meaning not lying but withholding something. >> mm-hm. >> she risks her merit, her license. i can't imagine that that's the story that's unfolding this week. >> so you're expecting an update, but nothing radically detailed. >> it's not, the timing of this has been what i'd call the most auspicious thing about this. it's dramatic to see the stumble. >> mm-hm. >> it's dramatic to see somebody almost faint. that's called cerebral hyperprofusion. but the reason behind it is ordinary. lots more ahead tonight, stay with us. with this degree of intelligence...
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alt-right is in unanimity. the races are basically equivalent. it's very, very clear. that these days -- [ inaudible ] >> i think it's really about trump's style. you look at that, and you think this is what a leader looks like. it is about him. and it's about projecting onto him our hopes and dreams. certainly, you could say we have been riding his coattails, there's been more interest in us because we are generally pro-trump, we were inspired by him and things like that. >> certainly, we have been riding his coattails. we're inspired by him. you look at that and you say that's what a leader looks like. this past friday, all of the leading low-lives of america's white supremacist movement gave a press conference in a fancy,
washington, d.c. ballroom, about why donald trump is their champion, why they as white supremacists feel more heard, he is their de facto leader, look at him, he looks like exactly what we want. we are the white supremacists of america, we want to be taken seriously, and yes, we love donald trump. that was friday afternoon. just a few hours later, friday night, that was when hillary clinton made her comment about basket of deplorables, saying that half of donald trump's supporters are homophobic, you name it. so hillary clinton then took back the word half. but, you know what? which side is the one that has the problem? when you are arguing with your opponent about what percentage of your supporters are literally
white supremacists. the basket of deplorables thing is not mitt romney's 47%. hillary clinton is not talking about half the country. she's talking about a subset of donald trump supporters, and the trump campaign and the republican party can definitely give a great performance now about how offended they are, but you do also have to account in that for this much more problematic thing going on on their side of the aisle, the literal white supremacist press conference going on on friday, praising donald trump as their fair leader who's brought their movement so much more attention than they've ever had before. that does it for us. now it's time for the last word. >> good evening, how's your health? >> fair to middlinmiddling. >> i'm in the media, so i'm obsessed with health. >> i'll bring you some documentation later. >> tonight we will be joined by one of t