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tonight, a bombshell and the uncovered tape. did donald trump pretend to be a media spokesperson to spin a story? you'll hear for yourself. >> what's your name again? >> jon miller. >> what was said on tape about madonna wanting to date him, and today why he says his taxes are "none of your business." city on edge. first one, then a second police officer shot on duty. a shelter in place, schools closed, and tonight, this gunman under arrest. crash cam. inside a plane that landed upside-down. 17 skydivers onboard. and somehow they all survived. tonight, their helmet cams show how it all went down. outrageous fortune. $65 million for the gun used to kill trayvon martin? george zimmerman ignites a bogus bidding war.
and, blinded by a workplace accident. so why is this man driving a boat towing water skiers? the big business of disability fraud, and how you're paying for it. good evening. i'm tom llamas. in for david. thank you for joining us on this friday night. we begin with a bizarre twist in the race for president. donald trump accused of once pretending to be his own media spokesperson. describing his love life and fortune. tonight, you be the judge. at the same time, he's fiercely standing by his decision not to release his taxes until an audit is completed.
>> reporter: today, a voice from the past is coming back to haunt donald trump, and it sounds a heck of a lot like his own voice. >> what's your name again? >> john miller. >> reporter: it's a tape recording of a 1991 interview conducted by a "people" magazine reporter with somebody identifying himself as john miller, supposedly a spokesman for donald trump. >> i'm somebody that he knows and i think somebody that he trusts and likes. >> reporter: but the reporter soon became suspicious john miller was actually trump himself, bragging about his own exploits with women. >> he's somebody that has a lot of options, and, frankly, you know he gets called by everybody. and he gets called by everybody in the book, in terms of women. >> reporter: the supposed spokesman described how trump was living with marla maples, but not ready to settle down. >> he didn't want to make a commitment. he really thought it was too soon. he's living with marla and he's got three other girlfriends. >> reporter: he even bragged that superstars like madonna wanted to date trump. >> well, she called and wanted to go out with him, that i can tell you. >> reporter: the "washington post" reports trump has previously acknowledged using a fake name. but today, the billionaire angrily denied it's him on that tape.
>> it doesn't sound like me on the phone. i will tell you that. and it was not me on the phone. >> reporter: it's not just the tape that has trump on the defensive today. he's also pushing back on the idea that voters are entitled to see his tax returns, which he says are now being audited by the irs. >> do you believe voters have a right to see your tax returns before they make a final decision? >> i don't think they do. but i do say this, i will really gladly give them -- not going to learn anything but it's under routine audit. >> reporter: but four years ago, trump said then republican nominee mitt romney should release his returns. >> mitt has to get those tax returns out. >> reporter: one of the things trump's returns will reveal -- how much he pays in taxes. >> i fight very hard to pay as little tax as possible. >> what is your tax rate? >> it's none of your business. you'll see it when i release. >> and jon joins us now. some other news on trump's finances and the millions of dollars he's loaned his
campaign? >> reporter: he revealed he's loaned $50 million to his campaign. today, he issued a statement he has absolutely no intention of raising it again, he said it was a contribution made in order to make america great again. >> thank you. now to manchester, new hampshire, the takedown of a suspected gunman wanted for shooting police. two officers wounded, one shot in the face. and late today, details about the suspect and the officers that crossed his path. here's gio benitez in new hampshire tonight. >> reporter: tonight, the two officers shot in the middle of the night. a community told to shelter in place. schools closed.
almost immediately was shot in the face and shoulder, calling for help. >> shots fired. i've been hit. shots fired! white male, long hair, trench coat. >> reporter: then, at 2:23 a.m., the second officer approached the suspect. >> they located the subject, at which time the subject started to fire upon the officers while exclaiming that, "i'm your man." >> reporter: that officer, shot in the leg. with that intense search under way for hours, police find 32-year-old ian macpherson matching the description of the suspect. tonight, he's under arrest and charged with two counts of attempted capital murder. thankfully, these officers were lucky. especially officer ryan hardy, who was shot in the face. >> i think there was a bit of grace shining on officer hardy. >> reporter: and tom, this is one of the crime scenes. investigators are still here looking for evidence. the shelter in place order has now been lifted, and police say the community is now safe. tom? >> gio, thank you.
to the west now, and exclusive video from inside a sky diving plane as it crashes. 17 passengers aboard, all of them survived. here's kayna whitworth, with the moment of impact. >> reporter: the plane had just taken off, but they encountered engine trouble. clippi inpin inping a truck. then the video goes dark. >> reporter: the plane landing inside a vineyard. no one was seriously injured. >> i'm thankful for the pilot.
he did a really good job. >> reporter: the entire front end of the plane is crushed. tom, some of the very same sky divers on that plane have already been back up in the air today. >> thank you. we move on to the tsa and the growing pressure to fix its biggest complaint, airport delays. passengers at chicago's midway airport, frustrated. warning them to arrive three hours before their flight. 3,000 bags unable to be screened because of a technical problem. the agency revealing a new plan, hiring more than 700 officers, using k-9 teams, and asking airlines to reduce the number of carry-on bags. and tonight, to an online
auction some are calling disgusting and racist. george zimmerman selling the gun he shot trayvon martin with. >> reporter: tonight, the internet strikes back. trolls with mocking names like "racist mcshootface" jamming george zimmerman's gun auction. zimmerman set the opening bid for the handgun he used to kill trayvon martin in 2012 at $5,000. he described the gun as a "piece of american history," using pictures from his 2013 murder trial. he was acquitted. earlier, zimmerman was reached by phone, dismissing his critics. >> they're not going to be bidding on it so i couldn't care less about them. >> reporter: and then they did start bidding, by the dozens. with names like weedlord and stonewall mccracker triggering a fictitious bidding war with offers topping $65 million. so many hijacked the account that the website, united gun
group, a small website with a big-sounding name, creaked to a stop under the immense traffic. zimmerman has also vowed to use proceeds to bring on the demise of groups like black lives matter and the policies of people like hillary clinton. we know of one legitimate bid, a man from georgia who says he wants to buy it to keep it out of the hands of racists. he's only willing to pay $5,000. tom? >> thank you. now to the heated debate spreading across the country. president obama weighing in on the subject of transgender students. here's steve osunsami. >> reporter: north of atlanta, where one school district is already considering these federal guidelines, some parents are threatening to pull their
kids from class. >> they will never set foot in a fannin county school again. i will stay home every day and homeschool. >> reporter: the district is calling for unisex bathrooms, to accommodate transgender students, or letting them choose the bathroom they need. >> this is about a fear for not having federal funding. >> reporter: even a middle-schooler spoke up at this crowded debate. >> we shouldn't judge them or discriminate them. >> reporter: xavier eaton, who's transgender, graduated from the school. >> i was beaten up by two males who said that if i wanted to look like a guy, they would treat me like a guy. >> reporter: the feelings are just as strong in moncks corner, south carolina. >> it should not be in the primary school system. >> reporter: sera guerry is a sophomore, and says the best day of her life was when the principal told her she could use the girls' bathroom. >> before i came out at berkley, nobody knew and i didn't want to compromise that and go to the
staff restroom. >> reporter: these guidelines aren't law, but there is fear the federal government could withhold funds if school districts and universities don't take them seriously. tom? now to an abc news exclusive inside ramadi. our team traveling into the battle zone, an isis stronghold until six months ago. more than a dozen iraqi soldiers killed just 24 hours ago. here's martha raddatz. >> reporter: it is a four-hour drive through the desert of one of iraq's most restive provinces. we can see all of the destruction as we drive. and if you look way off into the distance in the tree line, you can see areas isis still holds. this is what a once thriving, vibrant city looks like after isis takes control, and the
iraqis with american air power take it back. block after block, mile after mile. schools flattened, homes destroyed, bridges blown apart. only some 15,000 families have been able to return to a city that was once home to 1 million. this family of eight, barely getting by. >> it's a bit difficult, electricity, water is very difficult. >> reporter: the city may be liberated, the people are not safe. there are more unexploded bombs and mines here than any place on earth. and it is left to an american company to find them. they do not want their faces shown, but these bomb technicians are trying to clear thousands of hidden bombs that isis left behind. >> what you see coming out of the jugs is homemade explosive.
>> reporter: to clear ramadi, but it will take years, if not decades. >> thank you. now to the zika virus emergency in puerto rico. confirming the first reported case of microcephaly caused by the virus there. now to new jersey and the family hitting the jackpot. a mother and her seven grown children, splitting a prize worth $284 million. >> reporter: tonight, the smith family claiming their giant jackpot. >> you wish you were me right now. >> reporter: breaking the news to the world and everyone they know. >> are we live? they're finding out right now. >> reporter: 70-year-old pearlie may, buying the ticket for the
whole family. mom paying just $6 to play twice. her daughter valerie saying the magic numbers came to her mom in a heavenly dream. >> a divine intervention gave us the numbers. that's only way you can explain that. >> reporter: so these aren't regular numbers you always play? >> no, no birthdays, no anniversary dates. >> reporter: valerie, a corrections facility employee for 27 years, says now they can fulfill their own dreams. >> we each have dreams we want to fulfill for our community and families. >> reporter: steven asked if he'll buy a hot new car. >> it's not about flashy cars, clothes, spending frivolously. i'm more intelligent than that. >> reporter: they're splitting that lump sum of $284 million eight ways. have you calculated what that number will be? >> that depends on the tax guy i just met. >> reporter: tom, we did that math for them. it's about $25 million each after taxes.
tom? >> thank you. still ahead, the big business of disability fraud. how far one man went to cash in on an old injury. what cases like this could be costing us all. plus, the prince that charmed america and all of those heroes in red, white, and blue. who went for gold? and the train conductor telling passengers to brace for impact. we'll see what happens next. no. [pilot] that's not good. [man] that's really not good. [burke] it happened august fourteenth,2008, and we covered it.talk to farmers. we know a thing or two because we've seen a thing or two. ♪ we are farmers. bum-pa-dum, bum-bum-bum-bum ♪
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>> reporter: the games, created by prince harry, seen cheering on the sidelines the whole time. and we remember this moment. active duty army staff sergeant elizabeth marks, injured in iraq. asking prince harry to bring the medal back to the hospital that took care of her. >> how do you say thanks to the people that saved your life? that was the best way i could think. >> reporter: the heroes, a reminder that the name of these games, invictus, means unconquered. >> and so we choose the invictus games champions. thank you for watching. i'm tom llamas. for david and all of us here, good night. my advice for looking younger longer? get your beauty sleep and use new aveeno® absolutely ageless® night cream
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