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in full swing and donald trump is standing his ground after a rare reversal, a canceled press conference with religious leaders and other republican contenders taking direct aim at him. trump taking our questions. abc's tom yaum llamas on the campaign trail. >> reporter: he seemed unstoppable. but this week donald trump on the defense, tackling controversy after controversy. >> now the poor guy, you've got to see this guy. oh, i don't know what i said, i don't remember! >> reporter: seeming to mock this disabled "new york times" reporter at a recent rally, making inflammatory accusations against american muslims on anyone machine. >> i watched in jersey city, no one, where thousands and thousands of people were
>> reporter: and recently a black lives matter protester claimed he was roughed up at a trump rally, something the candidate seemed to approve of friends." >> maybe he should have been roughed up because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing. >> reporter: is trump still the teflon don? today the campaign pack backtracking after announcing 100 african-american evangelical pastors and leaders would endorse trump. instead most just met with him and did not endorse the republican front-runner. when plans for this very meeting of trump and black religious leaders were revealed last week, some in that religious community were upset. >> 100 black preachers are doing a press conference from trump plaza? we haven't even had 100 white preachers do a press conference. >> reporter: pastor jamal bryan of baltimore's empowerment temple ame church compared the pastors agreeing to meet with trump to prostitutes.
body for some kind of gain. these 100 preachers are not going to sell the body of christ or the body of the black collect. >> were you actually invited to this meeting with donald trump? >> i declined it. there was no reason. i've seen his actions. >> reporter: he's not alone. in an open letter posted to ebony.com, more than 100 black religious leaders and scholars expressed their disapproval, saying they were concerned today's meeting would give trump the appearance of legitimacy among those who follow their leadership. after today's meeting -- >> i saw love in that room. i see love everywhere i go. >> he's best for not only the country but certainly the black community. >> reporter: trump was able to convince some of those pastors to have faith in his campaign. >> we voiced concerns that were sensitive to the african-american community. and we asked questions. and the questions were answered, we're all satisfied with the answers. >> are you endorsing him? >> i support donald trump. >> what do you say to some of the black pastors, like one said
were prostitutes -- >> he ought to be ashamed of himself. that's despicable, reprehensible, disgusting that a man that considers himself to be a member of the clergy would say about his colleagues. >> reporter: trump says the pastors that are choosing to endorse him are not doing so for monetary gains. >> no i haven't, zero. >> reporter: others aren't sold. >> we're deeply disturbed by his rhetoric, we're deeply disturbed by the lack of empathy he seems to show. >> reporter: trump's controversy with pastors isn't the only issue he's facing. the brash billionaire is refusing to back down from recent comments he made about muslims in new jersey -- >> as that building was coming down, thousands of people were cheering. >> reporter: trump references seen television reports of the celebration, something that has been widely refuted. >> he insists he saw that video in new jersey. no one can find it. people say that's because it doesn't exist.
>> i think he believes in the admission of a mistake and saying you're sorry is a sign of weakness. and i think he will never say he's sorry. >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie strongly refuted his rival's claims today. >> the facts are the facts. that did not happen in new jersey today and did not happen since. >> reporter: i asked trump to respond. >> the other day he said it like he doesn't know. now i guess he feels a little bit emboldened. he must be careful with what he says. >> why do you think that video hasn't surfaced? >> we'll see what surface abc has dug into our archives, can't find it -- >> let's see what surfaces. >> reporter: trump cited this 2001 article saying in hours after 9/11 law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people allegedly seen celebrating the attacks. one of the writers of the article, serge coble less ski, who works for the "new york times," told the daily beast those claims were not true, saying we did a lot of
around jersey city and talked to residents and officials for the broader story but i do not recall anyone saying they were thousands or even hundreds of people celebrating." trump accused the reporter of backing down from the story. he appeared to mock kovalev ski, who suffers from a chronic condition affecting his joints that limits motion in his arms. >> oh, i don't know what i said, i don't remember! >> reporter: trump later done need he was mocking him. >> i would never mock a person that has difficulty. i would never do that. >> reporter: he posted this statement to twitter saying, i merely mimicked what i thought would be a flustered reporter trying to get out of a statement he made long ago. if mr. cove koefl less ski is hand capped i wouldn't know, i don't know what he looked like. a former colleague says trump does know him. >> i have zero question he knew serge by his first name and that he was mocking him on that stage.
the time. >> reporter: kovalev ski says he's been covering trump for years, tweeting pictures he did on trump. in an interview he said, donald and i were on a first-name basis for years, i've interviewed him in his office." trump seems to have gotten good at offending. his latest target, muslims, with comments suggesting they be tracked with a national database. >> watch list is okay, surveillance is okay. >> -- to donald trump, i am a muslim -- >> reporter: mara, a muslim from california, posted an open letter firing back at trump. >> we're still americans. i feel if he's running to be the leader of our nation, he shouldn't be alienating us. >> reporter: she posted a photo wearing a peace sign as an i.d. badge following comments he wouldn't rule out the idea of muslims carrying special i.d. cards. tonight trump offering to do what he knows how to do best -- make money.
>> i won't do the debate unless they pay me $5 million, all of which money goes to the wounded warriors or go to vets. serious. i would love to do it. >> reporter: for "nightline," i'm tom llamas in new york. meet a former porn star playing another game. and a music icon saying hello to new records. can she be beat? (music) woman: i' ll never remember all the projects, presentations, or meetings i gave up my nights for. (music' s drums intensify) but days like this, i' ll never forget. get out there, in the 2016 ford escape. be unstoppable. this is my fight song take back my life song
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from performer to fantasy guru. meet the former porn star turned fantasy sports phenomenon. she even has her own radio show. how does she segue into the world of sports? here's abc's nick watt. >> mad dog sports radio -- >> reporter: she is the public face of a movement.
>> first i'm going to go with the fantasy question. you know what, as crazy as this sounds mcfadden has been the strongest on this field for the cowboys. >> reporter: breaking barriers
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with her radio work. the truth? this 43-year-old recently switched adult fantasy for fantasy sports. although nearly a year after she hung up heir g-string she's still one of the top-rated stars on porn hub. >> it was real. every performer i had sex with, i wanted to have sex with. >> reporter: famously portraying the titular hailing palin. >> in the spirit of foreign relations i'm sure there's no harm in me letting the two of you in. >> i had so much fun shooting the sarah palin movie. i rode that wave 2008 to 2014. i worked myself to the bone because i knew i could bring that drive. >> reporter: but far more interestingly, from an industry notorious for chewing up and spitting out its stars -- >> people will tell you, once you've done porn, you're never
never going to be accepted back into society. >> kansas city also has strong bats so i don't know who i'd rather go up against -- >> reporter: lisa ann is a barely plausible success story on sirius xm radio. >> monday nights, my show "lisa ann does fantasy" with cohost adam ronis. thursday mornings i do a fun show called "the morning men." >> come on, now! >> they're not changing the name even though there's a woman involved. >> reporter: women are now one-third of all fantasy football managers. staggeringly that's up from 20% just last year. millions of women spending hundreds of millions of dollars a year and maybe listening to lisa ann for tips. >> i think dez is going to get out there -- >> reporter: she's talking deeply. >> the best choice of the day was philip rivers. >> reporter: knowledgeably. >> they spread the ball around
about fantasy sports on nationwide radio. >> in the radio studio do you wear sweats no makeup, unwashed hair? >> i don't. i had to be naked so much of my life, that you have to understand how happy i am to get to wear clothes. >> nice clothes. >> so i find that i want to be like wearing scarfs and trying new things with my hair. i'm no longer being put in pink fishnet stockings. i am absolutely thrilled. >> reporter: for those who like me don't know what fantasy sports really are, you choose players and score points and win money based on how well they do. >> what sport this is? >> we're going to do football. >> okay. we're looking tom brady, frank gore, emanuel sanders, calvin johnson, the gronk, adam vinatieri, the denver broncos. >> hearing it in your voice, so much better. we've got a lineup, people. >> reporter: yeah, lisa ann's past career might have helped land the gig. she started with a radio show interviewing strippers before
but it's her smarts and sense of humor that keeps it going. >> the deep pornfication of my house is happening, i'm getting rid of stripper shuls er per shoes. >> same thing with us. >> i guarantee they've looked you up online and seen you having second. >> i get it. i put it out there. i want people to enjoy it. it's such a big part of my life. >> reporter: sport turns out was her first passion in life. growing up in small-town pennsylvania, her folks split up when she was just little. >> our good times revolved around sports. mom would take to it basketball games, we'd watch football with dad. sports were where we came together and everything was great. so that kind of carried with me. then i went out as a feature dancer on the road. by 20 years old i was traveling alone. and sports became something that kept me company. when i would come home from a gig i could go and check who won tonight. >> reporter: her career has her
and l.a. where her apartment is filled with memorabilia. >> this is the world series play ball that i was telling you jeter. here. >> it does look like a guy lives here, i know. terrell owens. a michael jordan ball. in here a trading card from my childhood sports collection. >> reporter: memorabilia from her different lives. >> on the way up to my bedroom i thought the very last landing would be a good place to scare guys. and put all my awards right here. this is your last chance to bail on this situation. >> yeah, that -- okay. >> it's mean, right? >> adult nightclub exotic dancer award winner. >> hall of fame. this is a big award for abn. >> reporter: she is at the moment single. >> your past career, i imagine that would sort of entice guys to be with you. but does it put some people off in terms of wanting to actually marry and settle down? >> of course, of course. people want to be with you but not be with you.
because i think, my god, i'm sure i'm not doing this right. you know, that's the whole -- right. that's the normal male thought happen. it is very different for people to understand that sex alone is never going to be the same as on camera. because alone you're able to be intimate. other. you don't have to open up so the right here. >> you don't have a dude like steve with the sound boom. >> you know what else, steve the sound boom guy is eating a sandwich while you're doing your scene because that's his one break. i think doing porn made me appreciate intimacy a lot more than probably other people. >> reporter: that was then, this is now. >> so that was a good play? >> that was a good play. >> he threw the ball and he caught it? >> they're moving the chains, getting the ball down. >> reporter: i'm nick watt for "nightline" on a couch being taught football -- >> the quarterback stays on the whole time?
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hello it's me >> reporter: it's been a little over a month since adele gave the world "hello." hello from the other side >> reporter: you probably can sing along with every word. adele is everywhere. topping the billboard hot 100 charts for four weeks straight. appearing in these minimalist target commercials. and perhaps most impressively forcing 'n sync to say "bye-bye" to a record they've held for 15 years, the title for most album sales in a single week. in the digital age "25" sold more than 3 million copies of week of its debut. >> the first week her record was out, every minute, about 335 people bought it. that's crazy. never mind >> reporter: the "someone like you" magic seems to lie in almost a universal appeal. even her bodyguard has amassed a
"hello" is the inspiration for countless parodies, from the muppets -- hello from the other side >> reporter: to frustrated nfl fans -- >> loving you is hard as hell >> reporter: she even showed families how to get along on "snl." hello from the other side >> adele is a multi-generational artist. kids who are 14 years old, people in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s. basically, if you can walk, you can buy an adele album. and if you can't walk you can buy it online. >> reporter: many say a large part of adele's appeal is her relate ability. unlike many other pop star divas. flawless beyonce or the polished taylor swift. adele seems like one of us. >> she as new kind of pop star. she is not a pop star who's chasing the now or a pop star perfect. >> reporter: she relies on the
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