this is "nightline." >> tonight, donald trump taking aim. accusing hillary clinton of pay for play tactics at the state department. and questioning whether she's healthy enough for the job. how she is fighting back. our "nightline" smackdown. james carville versus ann coulter. their red state/blue state political fireworks. and -- >> come here, bitch, come to new york -- >> we're taking in "the view." gazing back at nearly 20 years of ground-breaking tv. >> defend your own insin ewe wayses. >> that's the biggest pile of dog mess i've heard in ages. >> a little show that barbara built making history. from the scandals to the stars to that walk-off to remember. >> i felt my behind being propelled out of the seat. you know, like a poltergeist already.
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i'm hillary clinton, and i approve this message. michael hayden: if he governs consistent with some of the things he said as a candidate, i would be very frightened. gillian turner: he's been talking about the option of using
a nuclear weapon against our western european allies. max boot: this is not somebody who should be handed the nuclear codes. charles krauthammer: you have to ask yourself, do i want a person of that temperament controlling the nuclear codes? and as of now, i'd have to say no. [bill o'reilly sighs]
good evening. donald trump is opening up new lines of attack hitting hillary clinton for alleged connections between the clinton foundation and the state department and ramping up his questions about her health. clinton meanwhile is firing back. and as you're about to see, the political fireworks are not just flying between the candidates. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: tonight hillary clinton faces an attack on two fronts. donald trump is hammering the clinton foundation for what he says is a conflict of interest. >> it is impossible to figure out where the clinton foundation ends and the state department begins. >> reporter: while also questioning clinton's physical fitness to serve. >> she also lacks the mental and physical stamina. >> reporter: today hillary clinton did her best to shrug it off in the photo booth with justin timberlake and jessica biel at a $33,000 a ticket
fund-raiser. tonight her campaign is on the defensive. trump even calling for the appointment of a special prosecutors. >> quickly or impartially investigate hillary clinton's new crimes which happen all the time. >> reporter: the clinton foundation controversy stems from a series of e-mails from top clinton aides released by the conservative group judicial watch which says that the e-mails reveal a pattern of big-money donors getting streamlined access to the secretary of state's office. for instance, the crown prince of bahrain got a meeting with clinton, only after exhausting all the normal channels, and turning to the clinton foundation for help. his government had given between $50,000 and $100,000 to the foundation. an executive from the foundation stepped in. good friend of ours, he noted in an e-mail to a top clinton aide. within 48 hours the meeting was set. >> i'd like to invite to the stage raj fernando --
>> reporter: rajiv fernando was a big donor who somehow got a state department appointment to a sensitive international security board, even though fernando had no known experience in that area. my colleague brian ross first dug into his story, fernando went after his cameras and threatened to have brian arrested. >> have you arrested for asking questions. >> reporter: eventually fernando resigned from the board but brian's team caught up with him again at the democratic national convention. rajiv fernando, clinton superdelegate. >> i'm just trying to help secretary clinton get elected. >> reporter: today the clinton campaign pushed back on these and other stories connecting the dots between the donors and the secretary's daily diary claiming reporters had cherry-picked a limited subset of secretary clinton's schedule to give a distorted portrayal of how often she crossed paths with individuals connected to
charitable donations to the clinton foundation. to help us hash it out, we invited two of the sharpest tongues in both parties to p.j. clarke's, the conservative ann poulter, the raging caging james carville. both of whom have new books out. "in trump we trust." his, "we're still right, they're still wrong: the democrats' case for 2016." >> a big question is washington politicians bought and sold by special interests. let's stipulate the clintons have cashed in on the presidency like nobody else. >> the only former president -- not the only former president who gave speeches. >> they've gotten a lot more at it. >> they're more successful at it. >> this week in answer to a lot of criticism they finally said, if hillary clinton wins in november, no more foreign contributions no more corporate contributions. that promise still gives the
foreign despots and the corporations a few more months for their checks to clear. isn't it a bit late? >> first of all, you're going to win. the pressure's going to win this fight. they will shut the clinton foundation down, it will be a great try yul . now 11 million people that get their hiv drugs, they're not going to fare so well. >> the potential is there. you have to concede the appearance of a conflict when donors to the clinton foundation got special access in terms of the secretary of state. >> the clintons have never taken a nickel out of the clinton foundation. so how does it profit them? >> not out of the clinton foundation but they get money into the clinton foundation, oh by the way, my husband gives a great speech and then bill clinton gets hired to give $600,000 speech. >> reporter: the fight over the foundation is just one prong of attack this week. the trump and surrogates, hillary's health a talking point. >> i think hillary's tired. >> reporter: the republicans publicly and repeatedly raising doubts. >> i'm not saying that she's had a stroke or anything like that.
but this is not the woman that we're used to seeing that would come at you and get in your grille. >> reporter: republicans have pointed to this awkward head wag at a muffin shop in june suggesting clinton might have been having a seizure. reporters who were there say they saw no such thing that the best they could tell, she was merely being evasive. republicans point to clinton's persistent cough. noted her stumbling on the stairs of her plane. so last night on jimmy kimmel -- >> are you in good health? >> well, this has become one of their themes. you take my pulse while i'm talking to you. >> jimmy: oh my god, there's nothing there! >> there's nothing there, what can i say. >> reporter: clinton laughed it off. >> in october "the national enquirer" said i would be dead in six months. with every breath i take -- >> you have a new lease on life.
>> reality check. trump is 70. clinton 68. trump would be the oldest president ever elected. clinton would be second-oldest. second only to ronald reagan, who was a few months old are than she is when he was elected in 1980. >> i will not make age an issue of this campaign. i am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience. >> both these candidates refused to release their full medical records. last year clinton's campaign released a two-page letter from her doctor concluding she's in excellent physical condition and fit to serve as president of the united states. trump released just a brief note from his gastroenterologist full of trumpy superlatives describing his test results as astonishingly excellent, adding that trump would be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency. go figure. >> i don't think we need to see about trump's health, i've never seen anyone so healthy, i just
try to follow him online and i'm exhausted, giving a speech every day. she seems to have some trouble. >> maybe we can find common ground and push for total transparency. she should release her health records, he should release his taxes. >> if the idea is he can give a longer speech? i go around the country, i do a lot of stuff. every time people say, i wish these politicians would give a longer speech, that's what this country really, really needs is a longer speech. >> that's not what we wanted, it's a sign of energy. >> reporter: this is already an awfully ugly election. win or lose, does either of you have any hope that the day after election day, whoever wins is going to be able to get anything done? >> sure. this is one of the very clever things i think about the trump campaign. an awful lot of the things he's talking about, frankly, they are executive branch powers. renegotiating trade deals. putting limits on certain types of immigrants coming in. building a wall.
none of that even needs congressional approval. >> i think this is going to break a jail. because voters have very clear chois. one candidate says he's going to make america great again, he's going to take us back to something. another candidate talking about moving forward. >> reporter: it's not even labor day and already this race is the political equivalent of total war. hey, if we can get these two to the table, maybe there's hope yet. i'm david wright for "nightline" in new york. next, taking talk to the next level. that little show that barbara walters built turning 20. the infamous feuds, bill o'reilly sparking joy's walkoff in anger. which celebrity model attacked her for her looks? >> do you think i'm going to take fashion advice from a drag queen? with my moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, the possibility of a flare was almost always on my mind. thinking about what to avoid, where to go...
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one of america's most popular talk shows is getting ready to premiere its 20th season. tonight we take a provocative and fireworks-filled look back. >> are you kidding me? >> i don't want to hear it come out of your mouth. >> reporter: the show that's kept america talking the past two decades. >> assault rifles are meant to do one thing. >> don't shh me. >> come here, bitch, come to new york. >> actually this woman is what i live for, so bring it. >> reporter: "the view" famous for unforgettably outrageous moments. >> i gave you an opportunity -- >> you don't give me anything. >> reporter: and to celebrate the premiere of the talk show's 20th season behind the scenes stories you've never heard
before. >> rosie said to me, i want you to be on the show every day. i said, no, y'all crazy. >> reporter: with 18 cohosts, more than 4,000 episodes and some 25,000 hot topics, "the view" has had quite a run. >> if someone had used a gun -- >> reporter: it all started in 1997 with legendary journalist barbara walters. >> daytime network executives came to me and said, got any ideas for a daytime program? i've always wanted to do a show with women of different generations, backgrounds and views. nobody thought it would be very successful. >> good morning. i'm meredith vieira and this is the first day of our brand-new show called "the view." >> all of a sudden here are all these opinionated women on daytime television talking about real subjects. >> how are you all doing? >> we treated women with intelligence. picked topics and issues that the viewers care about. >> we just won over the audience piece by piece.
>> reporter: the multi-host format the first of its kind. >> nobody was doing panel talk shows before "the view." >> reporter: the hot topics table often becoming the site of heated debate. >> we have the right to choose who we associate with -- >> i refuse to associate with you right now. >> viewers love the feuds on the show. >> you are a white lady telling me what is racist to you -- >> i'm an american -- >> [ bleep ]. >> i know what homophobia looks like -- >> it's not the same. >> i have a black kid i raised, whoopi. >> the feuds seemed to be fueling ratings. i could have lived without them. >> i knew we had a really good show when we interviewed rupaul. and rupaul started picking on what joy was wearing. >> you're wearing nice colors and stuff. but the slacks? you know. >> joy got genuinely angry at rupaul and said -- >> do you think that i'm going to take fashion advice from a drag queen? >> she was mad at her. she did not like each other in that moment. >> so you better take it from somebody. >> reporter: from race --
>> to pretend it didn't say that, that it said "n" word -- >> reporter: to religion, nothing off limits. >> this is upsetting to me. >> reporter: perhaps the most controversy generated during "the view" occurred during rosie o'donnell's tenure as moderator. from her epic rant against donald trump -- >> brilliant. >> there he is hair looping -- he's the moral authority, let the first wife have an affair -- >> reporter: to the throw-down with lisbeth hasselbeck over the iraq war. >> big fat less bean attacks innocent pure christian lisbeth. >> this was kind of personal. it became a big argument on the air. >> do you believe our troops are terrorists, lisbeth? >> i don't -- >> do you believe, yes or no? >> excuse me, let me speak. >> you're saying, this is a discussion happening across america. >> did iraq attack us, lisbeth? >> iraq did not attack us. >> correct. >> not just rosie and lisbeth. this represents our country right now. >> and you would not even look
me in the face, lisbeth, and say -- >> what are you talking about? >> no, rosie, why don't you take this opportunity, like i'm 6. >> because you are an adult and i'm not going to be the person for you to explain your thoughts. they've your thoughts. defend your own insin ewe wayses. >> i defend my thoughts. >> defend your own thoughts. >> every time i defend them, it's poor little lisbeth that i'm picking on. >> if you're watching "the view" and it goes split screen, don't leave the room. fireworks, anger, blood. like "game of thrones," basically. >> reporter: then there was bill o'reilly's explosive appearance on the show. >> "the view" is an interesting tore rum for a guy like me. it's primarily a progressive show. listen to me because you'll learn. all right? >> he started really talking about this sweeping generalization about muslims. >> why are we saying -- >> it isn't appropriate. >> why isn't it appropriate? >> 70% on 9/11 -- >> no, oh my god -- >> i felt my behind being propelled out of the seat. you know, like a poltergeist.
>> my views about muslims -- >> we just walked off on him. barbara did not like that. >> you have just seen what should not happen. we should be able to have discussions without washing our hands and screaming and walking offstage. i love my colleagues. that should not have happened. >> reporter: politics has always been one of the hallmarks of "the view." >> i think "the view" really opened politicians to a thinking woman's audience. >> any candidate worth their salt should not be afraid to come on this show. i think that's the biggest pile of dog mess i've heard in ages. >> why are you scared to go on shows like this rather than on "meet the press"? >> "meet the press" is easy, you guys are tough. >> do you really think being on the show with a bunch of women, five women, who never shut up, is going to be calming? >> that is the -- look. i was trying to find a show that michelle actually watched.
this is it right here. >> not a lot of shows stay on the air for 20 years that are driven by women. that's really worth celebrating. i give that credit torch on the show, especially to barbara for having the vision that she had. >> take a little time every day to enjoy the view. >> oh, this is perfect! up next, pumpkin spice can be nice. but isn't it still august? the coffee season wars heating up. viagra single packs... so guys with ed can... take viagra when they need it. ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for chest pain or adempas® for pulmonary hypertension. your blood pressure could drop to an unsafe level. to avoid long-term injury, seek immediate medical help for an erection lasting more than four hours.
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finally, it's still august. according to the calendar. but the pumpkin spice lattes are already back. pick a side. do you feel ready for this? or rubbed? here's abc's kendis gibbs. >> this is great. >> reporter: it's back. and earlier than ever. >> you can see like all the flavors, pumpkin spice, everything coming together. >> and a latte.
>> which is really, really good. the only part is talking after you eat it. >> reporter: pumpkin spice. the beloved fall flavor now ushering a taste of autumn in august. making its way from coffee to cereal bowls. at kellogg's cereal bar in times square the tasty treat will be spicing up a breakfast classic. >> frosted mini wheats does a pumpkin spice flavor, which is awesome. >> but it's august. >> it's august. you know what? it has been one of the hottest summers -- >> pumpkin spice, it's august. >> reporter: other retailers like mcdonalds and dunkin' donuts rolling out pumpkin spice products by the end of this month. starbucks, which arguably first made the drink popular in 2003, keeping its release date a carefully guarded secret. for those who just can't wait this bowl could be the newest early way to satisfy that pumpkin spice craving with ground espresso and white chocolate chips to boot. >> speechless.