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minutes, they've confirmed that secretary clinton is going to be back on the campaign trail as of thursday. they've now formally announced it will be thursday night in greensboro, north carolina. the campaign says they're accepting rsvps for this event with secretary clinton in greensboro. so now we officially know how much time hillary clinton has had to take off the campaign trail because of this illness that cost her so much trouble at the 9/11 memorial on sunday. her downtime started after that on sunday night. it's going to include monday, tuesday and wednesday. but now we're told by the campaign officially she will be back out there as of thursday. so that's brand-new news as of tonight. also tonight the libertarian party has just announced they're going to have their presidential
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candidate on the ballot in all 50 states. and that must be very exciting for them. one problem is we do not think it is necessarily true. they have made that announcement tonight. there is one specific reason to be skeptical about that announcement. we've got that story coming up for you tonight. in terms of other things we're keeping an eye on tonight, there's a lot of anticipation this evening about a cover story that "newsweek" magazine is expected to be running as of tomorrow. it's a cover story on donald trump written by kirk icon wald who is sort of a marquis name investigative reporter during the course of his career. he's focused on investigative reporting regarding business issues. he's done seminal reporting on wall street corruption and enron and the medical industry and insurance companies. just after 4:00 eastern time kurt eichenwald posted this, if you know info on trump's medical
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condition or taxes, e-mail this junk e-mail address. i must know who you are, but i won't tell. given eichenwald's history as a reporter, that's intriguing. looking for tips to further his reporting. but then a few minutes later he posted this. my big cover story in "newsweek" that could change the dialogue about this election season would be published online tomorrow. now, kurt eichenwald has very important questions concerning donald trump's health records. he also today posted then deleted some very infram ma tory claims about donald trump's alleged health history. there was a lot of buzz and speculation that eichenwald and "newsweek" would have something tomorrow concerning donald trump's health. instead it won't be about
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trump's health, it will be about trump's business dealings. but until it comes out, which should either be overnight some time tonight or tomorrow, we will have to wait and see. but if you know somebody who works in the news business and their phones start going off like the finale in a really big fireworks display around 4:00, 5:00 today, that's why. anticipation about that "newsweek" story. that cover story will probably be out, i'm guessing by dawn tomorrow at the latest. my expectation it will probably be earlier than that. but we shall see. on this issue of the candidate's health, though, esident obama gave a long, very energetic speech today in philly on behalf of hillary clinton. it was kind of a hot and sweaty day in philly. the president's speech went on for a while very enthusiastic crowd. lots of applause breaks. it was also a long speech. but sure enough at this event in philly, somebody fainted. and by now for better or worse, fainting is a phenomenon at the
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center of our political dialogue. when it happened at this speech today in philly, president obama very clearly had an action plan and some constructive suggestions is for the rest of the crowd. >> democracy works, but here's the thing. here -- we have somebody who fainted. this is what happens. they'll be okay. just give them a little room. everybody bend their knees one time. just don't lock your knees. keep on bending them a little bit. we'll do a little exercise right now. ems folks, they're right in front, if you can find somebody. drink some water. i love you, too. but bend your knees. >> i love the whole crowd kind of bobbing along with him. president obama speaking today in philadelphia leading the crowd in some anti-fainting exercises. this is actually overall pretty
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remarkable campaign appearance from president obama tonight, something we haven't quite seen yet from him. we're going to have more on that coming up tonight. on this health issue, though, we've also got some strange, even kind of baffling new reporting, new information about the health records or at least the health information we're about to get from our two presidential candidates. both of them are in a strange, if not unprecedented, position on this particular issue. this is usually the least controversial thing in my campaign. but this year it's different. on hillary clinton's side, it's different right now because she had that health episode in public on sunday at the 9/11 memorial. today will be her second day off the campaign trail resting and recovering from what her campaign says was a pneumonia diagnosis. as i mentioned at the top of the show, she's now announced dishts's now announced by the campaign that she'll be back on the campaign trail by thursday night in north carolina. so in terms of her medical records and us expecting additional medical information from her at this point in the
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campaign, i mean, this had be a second release of medical records in the middle of the campaign after she said she wouldn't release any further medical records beyond the doctor's letter she put out last summer, but she's in an unusual position to revise her earlier statement. essentially in a way that's governed by necessity because she had that incident in public on sunday afternoon. that's what's happening on the clinton side. on the trump side, he is also in a very unusual position when it comes to his health because his forthcoming disclosure of additional medical information, that's necessitated on his side mostly by the fact that the initial document he put out to attest to his health was such a weird document. >> i've been the personal physician of mr. donald j. trump since 1980. his previous position was my father dr. jacob bornstein. i'm pleased to report that mr. trump has had no significant medical problem.
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he's had a recent complete exam that showed only positive results. sentence is probably not right. but written correctly. but i got a "d" in german. his pulp is 110/65 and his laboratory tests are astonishingly excellent. his physical strength and stamina are extraordinary. if elected, i can say he'll be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency. >> dr. bornstein, phrases like astonishingly excellent seem a little bit over the top to some people. what do you think about that? is that the way that you write most of your medical letters? >> no, but for mr. trump i wrote that letter. >> that's donald trump's gastroenterologist reading out loud portions of this unusual letter that he signed his name to which remains the only public documentation that donald trump
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has released to describe his own health status. it has been widely noted that phrases like astonishingly xenlt and extraordinary strength and him being the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency, widely noted, widely litigated. phrases like that are weird for a medical document let alone a document saying that all of his test results were positive. that's not usually a good thing when all your test results are positive. but lost in the discussion of that document, i think, it's also worth noting, particularly at this time when there's so much renewed focus on this issue, it's worth noting when nbc news was able to do a follow-up interview, he didn't just explain himself about that hyperbolic and somewhat unprofessional language, he also really qualified and dialed back and got much less ambitious in terms of what he was willing to say about how healthy donald trump is. >> do you have any medical concerns about him?
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>> medical concerns? i guess you have the same average medical concerns you have for a 70-year-old man. >> the only other question that i think people are curious about is he would be the most -- the healthiest person ever to take office. >> well, i think most of the presidency since woodrow wilson was walking around with az hemorrhage in his brain and eisenhower, one answered the other, we have not had very -- these people are older and they develop adult illnesses. i don't think he's the healthiest person ever elected. you could elect a 22-year-old. >> how do you know he would be in the best health of any president in the history of the united states? >> i liked that sentence. i like that sentence, to be quite honest with you. and all the rest of them, we've had everything as president.
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people with dementia and people with tumors. we've had everything as president. we've had psychotic and paranoids and we've had all in my own lifetime. we've had plenty of very disturbed people in there and they've usually been fortunate to be held in check. >> and do you think he would be fit to be president of the united states? >> yes, i think he would be fit as all the rest. who is fit out on the street in there's an incidence and prevalence of disease. the incidence of disease is what's out there, the prevalence is what walks into the office. who knows? >> who knows? he's as fit as any of us. i mean -- when interviewed by nbc news, when asked to elaborate on his sort of over the top, unusual letter attesting to donald trump's superhuman health, which again as of this point is all we've got about trump's health, the doctor who wrote that evaluation
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was not nearly as much of a booster of donald trump's health as the letter had made him seem. just one last piece of this. it should also be noted that the doctor said he was rushed into writing that letter, that it was not proofread, that the trump campaign only gave him five minutes to write it. they had a car waiting outside while he completed it. the doctor's wife who works in the office raised the prospect that that whole astonishingly excellent line about donald trump's health, that might have actually been meant as a joke. >> the letter does sound peculiar. i know there was a physician on television on another network who was saying no one would say positive results -- >> you know what? >> how much time do you have to sit here in five minutes? and i got five minutes to write that letter. >> okay. and -- >> unproofread. it was never proof read. i had five minutes to sit at that desk and write that letter while the driver waited for it. >> so you got a request from mr. trump to please have a letter --
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>> everybody needs a letter. everybody needs a letter. hillary needed a letter. and donald needed a letter. >> so he came to you -- he said dr. bornstein. >> i'm his doctor and he needed a letter. and my husband does have a sense of humor. and so the astonishing word could sound however you interpret it, dr. bornstein wo that. this is dr. bornstein with his long hair and his earrings. you know, it's not who he is. >> my husband does have a sense of humor, so that astonishing word, that is the origin of all of the medical information that we've got right now on the republican candidate for president who would be the oldest person ever sworn in for a first term as president if he is elected. and so yeah, that's why that needs to be cleaned up on the republican side. well, we have now got the press release for the dr. oz show
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announcing that the day after tomorrow donald trump will reveal his own personal health regimen on that daytime tv show, quote, dr. oz one on one with donald trump, a no holds barred conversation you'll be talking about. they put out the press release a couple of days ago. today we got elaboration on just how no holds barred that conversation will be. turns the out quite a few holds will be barred in that conversation. >> then be are going to have the release of the donald trump records. he's already taken the exam last week. and you are going to go over the results with him live on television? or taped on television? >> we haven't taped the show yet. we're going to tape it on wednesday to air on thursday. it's really his decision, his personal records. i will ask him pointed questions about his health. >> what if there's embarrassing things? >> i bet he won't release them. >> it will still be his decision? >> his decision. the metaphor for me is this is a doctor's office, the studio. i'm not going to ask him questions that he doesn't want to have answered.
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>> a no holds barred conversation except i'm not going to ask him questions he doesn't want answered. what if there's embarrassing things on there? i bet he won't release him. it is going to be his decision? it's his decision. donald trump won't be asked any questions he doesn't want to be answered and anything embarrassing or troubling in his medical records just won't be included in it. this is what they're doing the as their full reveal of donald trump's medical history. and it's not like donald trump is being examined by this doctor who has the tv talk show. it's somebody else who did the medical exam apparently last week. he appeared to have ditched his traveling press pool and gotten a physical exam somewhere, but reporters didn't witness him going to any doctor. we don't know where the medical exam was or who did it. it is not clear if we're ever going to find that out. there were three different discussions about that today. one was with donald trump's campaign manager when interviewed by andrea mitchell who asked kellyanne conway if this report is going to be
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revealed on tv and if it was done by the guy who wrote the initial sort of crazy letter about trump's health who said part of it was joking and he wrote it in five minutes. andrea asked is it that same doctor who did the exam? donald trump's campaign manager says she doesn't know. >> so what are we going to learn about the medical condition, his health report tomorrow from donald trump? >> well, mr. trump had a physical late last week, andrea. he believes that's important for the public to know what his basic health condition is. and he has said that the doctor is preparing his report and that it will be made available this week. >> and was it with dr. bornstein? >> that i don't know. i was not present for his physical. >> on the one hand i'm glad that candidates don't have to bring their campaign manager into the physical.
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there's enough reason not to run for office. but on the other hand, who did the physical? it matters given what we know about the first attestation that we got to donald trump's health and how his doctor approached that letter. it matters. a discussion on that point was on fox news in advance of their interview with the tv doctor in which one of the hosts suggested it wasn't dr. bornstein who did the exam, it was a different doctor, but we don't know. >> is donald trump's doctor that's examining him now and his specimen now is that the same doctor that said he was totally fit, the most healthiest to run for president? >> that's a great question. i think it's a different doctor. >> you think it's a different doctor. well, is it a different doctor? let's ask the tv guy. >> when i see what you do on thursday, will i feel like i know what donald trump's health
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is by the end of your show? >> you should. that's the goal. >> if he tells you don't say this, don't say that, don't say this, you won't. will you say that you did not want me to say my blood pressure, you don't want me to talk about my -- >> if he puts limitations on, i'll acknowledge them. >> but you're not doing the exam? >> i'm not doing the exam. i don't want to be his doctor. >> will you talk to his doctor? >> i will talk to his doctor if they allow me to. at this point they say ask whatever questions you want. >> of donald. >> of donald. >> will you ask to get access to his doctor? >> i have not asked to access that doctor. >> i haven't asked. to be clear at a point when the health of two candidates and them releasing their medical records is overt as it has been this late in a presidential election, we are waiting on the hillary clinton campaign to release her medical records. we don't know how comprehensive it will be, in what form those
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will be delivered. trust me, i personally have pressed to try to get that information in terms of what we should expect. all they'll tell us is whatever we're going to get, it will come by the end of the week. that's all we know. on the donald trump side of it, what the trump campaign has decided to do is make a spectacle of it. their candidate go on a tv talk show to have a tv doctor reveal to the studio audience what's in notes from a physical exam taken by an undisclosed doctor who may or may not be the doctor whose previously letter was intended at least partially as a joke. donald trump will not include anything embarrassing or that he doesn't want to talk about in those records that will be revealed on tv and he'll not be asked to talk about anything he doesn't want to talk about and nothing will be included in the discussion that makes donald trump the least bit unhappy. we're not allowed to know nor will anybody direct any questions to the actual doctor who did this supposed medical
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exam that happened in secret after trump ditched reporters to do it. so good. we're going to get all that cleared up then, we'll be able to move right on. astonishing indeed. there's a lot going on tonight. a lot of news still unfolding through the course of this hour and into evening. busy show. it's easy to love your laxative... ...when that lax loves your body back. only miralax hydrates, eases, and softens to unblock naturally. so you have peace of mind from start to finish. love your laxative. miralax.
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in 2 thousand in the city of philadelphia there were precincts that voted 100% for barack obama fr president. there were zero votes for john mccain and all votes cast for barack obama. 57 precincts. when president obama ran for re-election in 2012, philadelphia did not give him 100% of the vote in 57 precincts
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again. it gave him 100% of the vote in 59 precincts. even more. philadelphia really likes barack obama. and today in his first campaign appearance since i think july that feeling was on display from philadelphians toward president obama and it seemed like the feeling was mutual. >> hello, philly! >> hello, philadelphia!
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it is good to be back in philly. if there's one thing i can tell you, philadelphia, nobody fully understands the demands of my job, this job of the president, until you actually sit behind that desk. look, i didn't understand it before i had the job. you think you do. [ crowd chanting "thank you" ] >> no, no, no. hold on. i appreciate that. but i'm not gone yet, so don't -- save the thank yous. i'm not finished yet. i got a few more months. listen -- >> president obama is back on the campaign trail as of today. what the white house sees as a particularly auspicious time for him to be back out there. whether that is true and how we'll know, that's ahead.
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but we have obtained what we believe is basically the nut graph and the lead in this story and i'm going to lead with it now with the caveat this whole article is not published yet but we believe this is what "newsweek" is going to run with tomorrow morning. a close examination by "newsweek" of the trump organization including confidential interviews with business executives and some of its international partners, reveals an enterprise with deep ties to global financiers, foreign politicians and even criminals, although there is no evidence the trump organization has engaged in any illegal activities. it also reveals a web of contractual entanglements that could not be just canceled. if trump moves into the white house and his family continues to receive any benefit from the company diring or even after his presidency, almost every foreign policy decision he makes will raise serious conflicts of interest and ethical quagmire. so we got that from this "newsweek" cover story that's due to break tomorrow morning.
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we also got this. and this is a separate paragraph, not contiguous in the story. if donald trump is elected president, will he and his family permanently sever all keks to the trump organization, a sprawling business empire that has spread a secretive financial web across the world? or will trump instead choose to be the most conflicted president in american history, one whose business interests will constantly jeopardize the security of the united states? again, we've got this exclusively tonight. this is from a piece that is not yet published by "newsweek" magazine. it is expected to be their brand-new cover story that's due out tomorrow. we'll see its full scope then. but this is obviously very provocative stuff. i'm alleging trump organization ties to criminals and foreign politicians that will cause the trump family to sever ties to the trump organization. ♪"all you need is love" plays
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now, look, look, can i just say i am really into electing hillary clinton? like this is not me going through the motions here. i really, really, really want to elect hillary clinton. >> president obama today in philly taking up much needed democratic space on the campaign trail as hillary clinton herself
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continues to recuperate at home after what her campaign says is a bout with pneumonia. she'll be back on the campaign trail as of thursday. but if there was any question as to whether president obama would be willing to support not just her but also go after her component, those questions should be put to rest now. >> and then you got the donald who just last week went on russian state television to talk down our military and to curry favor with vladimir putin. he loves this guy. loves this guy. and when they interview or asked him, why do you support this guy, he's a strong guy. look, he's got an 82% poll rating. well, yeah, so -- saddam hussein had a 90% poll rating.
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i mean, ifou control the media and you have taken away everybody's civil liberties and you jail dissidents, that's what happens. you know what the pollster calls you up and says do you support the guy who if you don't support him he might throw you in jail, you say, yes, i love that guy. >> at the end of a series of riffs today on what he thinks is wrong with donald trump, president obama today also got -- it wasn't exactly -- it wasn't self-deprecating, it was more like reflective. but it was about the kind of appeal that he has had as a national candidate and why hillary clinton isn't always seen the same way. this is interesting. >> yes, she's got her share of critics just like i do and she's been caricatured by the right and sometimes by the left. and she's been accused of everything you can imagine. and has been subjected to more scrutiny and what i believe is
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more unfair criticism than anybody out here. and she doesn't complain about it. and you know what? that's what happens when you're under the microscope for 40 years, but what sets hillary apart is that she just keeps on going. and she doesn't stop caring, and she doesn't stop trying, and she never stops fighting for us, even if we haven't always appreciated it. and look, i understand we're a young country. we're a restless country. we always like the new, shiny thing. i benefited from that when i was a candidate. and we take for granted sometimes what is steady and true.
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does america view the outgoing president. with both of those indicators looking up right now, is the clinton campaign poised to benefit from those things? and does this mean we should expect more obama on the campaign trail like we saw today in that rollicking appearance he had in philly? joining me now is our friend steve kornacki, the man who cracks political math problems for us. thanks for being here. >> sure. >> do the approval ratings of outgoing presidents tell you what's going to happen in terms of electing their successor? >> it can, but there's lots of catches to this. when you look ta least popular two-term president george b. wush and that was an indicator of how the 2008 election was going to go. near 30% approval rating.
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he was an absolute albatross on john mccain and democrats got the biggest landslide since lbj. if you look at the highest approval rating in the modern era, it was bill clinton in the year 2000 and a very coplicated because the job approval was high but the personal approval in the wake of the monica lewinsky scandal. he never figured out if they wanted to use bill clinton in that campaign and gore wins the popular vote but people looked at that and said that gore left money on the table in the 2000 election. a little complicated. when i look at obama there, i'm not so sure the question is the breadth of his popularity as much as it is his support with african-american voters, latino voters, asian voters. he shattered records with those groups but also young voters under the age of 30, the president twice as popular as
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hillary clinton. that might be a think to look at, when you look at how he could help hillary clinton, one of her weakest groups is one of his strongest groups. >> one of the things that we don't know which will help define future wisdom on this is whether or not stark and intense approval with specific demographics like that can be transferred, whether he can encourage people who view him so positively to transfer their appeal to her. >> and i think that's part of -- it's sort of the evolution of politics. we used to think of these things in terms of the president is popular and everybody will be likely to vote for the president's party. we're so segmented, so fractured, so polarized even the median figures, the headline is obviously good news for the country. these are encouraging numbers. but there's a stark divide. this is going to urban and metropolitan areas. if you go to rural areas, you really don't see any benefit.
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that tracks with our politics right now. if you look at where the president is most popular, where hillary clinton is doing the best, it's in metropolitan america. if you look at where donald trump is doing best in blue collar white america. even that news, which is headline is great for the president, obviously great for hillary clinton, great for the democrats, if you look at the politics, the political benefit will probably be felt in the area that's already sort of blue america and the backlash to the extent there is any is where donald trump is already strong. >> the biggest caveat in that reporting today in the rural area we're seeing this really big jump, historic jump in median income but in the rural areas -- >> doesn't go across the board. >> steve kornacki, you're very smart. good job here. steve hosts the 4:00 p.m. hour here on msnbc which you already knew because you watch it every day. i know. i can see you through the tv. ♪ across new york state,
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candidate is going to be going to flint, michigan, tomorrow. flint, as you know is a place where the entire city's water supply was poisoned with lead. residents still cannot drink from the tap. donald trump told the detroit news, quote, this is a situation that would never have happened if i were president. according to the paper, trump then, quote, speculated that frint's crisis was the result of companies profiting from the city's switch to the flint river. trump said, quote, and probably they wanted it to happen because companies were going to make a lot of money from the switch. that's probably what happened. who knows? donald trump speaking to the detroit news today. who knows? but it definitely wouldn't have happened if i'd been president. donald trump has apparently requested a tour of the flint water plant. that's sort of where things get interesting in this story. just this past hour flint's indefatigable mayor karen weaver put out a sort of forceful statement making it clear she's not necessarily happy with this last-minute flint announcement from donald trump and the trump
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campaign. it should be noted that the mayor isn't in flint. she's in d.c. because the senate today finally advanced the bill that would include emergency funding for flint, part of which would go to replacing the city's water pipes, which really needs to be done. flint's mayor is working in d.c., but she put out this statement tonight after trump made the campaign announcement saying she was basically blind-sided by this donald trump campaign decision to come visit her city. quote, neither donald trump nor any staff members from the trump campaign have ever reached out to her, meaning the mayor, since the flint water crisis was officially recognized as an emergency in december 2015 and trump never let the mayor know that he was coming to the city this week. the mayor also notes that city of flint employees and the staff at the flint water plant are focused with dealing with the continued contm nation in the drinking water and cannot afford the disruption of a last-minute visit. quote, flint is focused on fixing the problems caused by lead contamination of our drinking water, not photo ops.
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now, it should be noted that flint mayor karen weaver is an outspoken supporter of hillary clinton. hillary clinton made her own visit to flint more than six months ago, but enjoy your trip, mr. trump. a flint city spokesperson tells us tonight that they have received the trump campaign's request for a tour and, quote, we are working to fulfill it as we do all requests for tours. so get in line. sounds like you're going to get a very, very warm welcome. joining us now is the reporter with "the new york times" who covers the clinton and trump campaigns. nice to see you. thanks for being with us tonight. >> thanks for having me. >> this was a surprise both in terms of the timing and the target of the visit. do we know anything about why the trump campaign is going to flint? >> i think a lot of this had to do with the fact that he's still trying to reach out to communities of color. flint is between about 57% african-american. the fact and, of course, flint
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is in this place that's very working class, very people that are really understanding why -- how the economy's still struggling. so donald trump is really going there to say, hey, look, i can, one, be somebody who would help you, but two, i'm kind of a leader in the city. you know, he said already like, as you said, that this would not happen if i was president. really he's kind of going there to kind of show himself as being presidential and showing himself as caring about this crisis. and i think the other thing that's really going on here is donald trump -- i mean hillary clinton has really made this part of her political campaign in the primaries she was at flint. she spoke at churches at flint. she really tried to make flint her issue. really spoke out about that. for donald trump to come here really just says, you know what? hey, hillary clinton, this is not only your issue. i can come here, too. >> one of the things that is still developing in this story over the course of this evening is this strong statement from flint's mayor. flint's mayor is a very high profile part of this story because she came in.
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she was elected in, she was elected, basically, because of the crisis. she's been a very high-profile, national figure in terms of trying to get this fixed in flint. she's got, to some extent, the ear of the national media. and she's giving donald trump more than a cold shoulder for this visit. i don't know if trump is looking for a fight here, in terms of the way he's done outreach to communiies of color, he doesn't seem to like to be in direct conflict with individual leaders, has he? >> he was in detroit and went to this black church, and the pastor was someone not going to be giving him problems, he had said over and over again that donald trump wasn't going to speak. and in the end he let donald trump speak to his congregation, so that was a place that was welcoming to him. i think it's questionable that he would come to the city of flint, because as you mentioned, the mayor endorsed hillary clinton. but also she said, and local reporters have noted this just
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tonight, that she's said no to this water tour, this idea that you're going to drop in in flint at the last minute and tour this water plant, it's not something that she's welcoming him at all. in some ways he's putting himself in a situation that could be chaotic. it's going to be hard to see whether people will be openly criticizing him. the mayor isn't there to confront him face-to-face, but her staff and workers and people in flint, michigan who have seen hillary clinton several times come to their city already, i don't know how well coming they will be. and he's going into a place that's going to be highly african-american with many people wondering, the people that he's been talking to, saying what do you have to lose, these are the people he's talking to, especially in flint, michigan, not only do they have issues with the inner city and the economy, but the facthat
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this water crisis is still ongoing, a lot of people don't understand that they still have not had their water fixed. people are still struggling were that. >> thanks. appreciate having you here tonight. what she's saying in terms of it not being fixed is correct. if it passes the senate will have to go to the house, this emergency funding bill, all these years later, for trying to fix water infrastructure around the country, including water infrastructure and service lines in flint. that's still an open question in washington as to whether or not that's even going to pass, let alone before the election, but in the short term, watch to see what happens in flint. what we've got from the mayor is the mayor saying that the city's employees and staff are focussed on decontaminating the water and can't afford a trip from donald
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that we know that. not yet, and it's because of rhode island. to qualify for the ballot in rhode island, you need 1,000 valid signatures on your ballot petitions. the good folks at the secretary of state's office say that so far he has tallied up 929 ballot signatures, which is a lot, but it's not 1,000. towns and cities in rhode island have until thursday afternoon to finish sending in their valid signatures, so he could get there by then, but the secretary of state's office tells us he's not there yet. the national libertarian party told us tonight that they were told by rhode island on friday that gary johnson crossed the threshold already, but i don't know why rhode island told them that, because rhode island told us tonight, that the libertarians are still short by 71 signatures. it's only 71 signatures. the libertarians may yet close that gap, but they appear to not be there yet.
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despite this announcement from the candidate tonight and despite what is apparently planned to be a full-page ad in the "new york times" tomorrow. we will see. we'll keep you posted. that does it for us tonight. don't tell gary johnson, but we have a rhode island voter here in the building. there's signature they might be able to get. christina, would you sign gary johnson's -- okay. >> tell her she will need security. there is an investigation into trump foundation. also tonightkellyanne conway said something today in an interview that a campaign

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