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good morning, america. trump caught on tape, lewd and sexist. the republican nominee under fire this morning after an explosive video revealing graphic comments he made about women. >> i did try and [ expletive ] her, but she was married. >> hillary clinton calling his comments horrific and high ranking members of his own party condemning him and overnight, a rare trump apology. >> i said it. i was wrong, and i apologize. >> with the next presidential debate coming tomorrow night, can trump come back from this? we have team coverage. also breaking this morning, monster hurricane matthew working its way up the east coast slamming south carolina and georgia right now. this thing is packing dangerous winds of 100 miles an hour. tearing a path of destruction through florida killing several
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people. catastrophic storm search breaching dunes. >> crashing into homes. submerging streets and flooding cities. powerful winds uprooting trees and downing power lines leaving more than a million people in the dark and the worst of it is not over. >> i cannot emphasize more life-threatening rain. >> the very latest on where the monster storm is this morning and where it's headed next. good morning on a saturday with two major breaking stories. >> yeah, as we come on the air, hurricane matthew is slamming georgia and south carolina. rob and ginger are on the ground along with the whole team of abc reporters and purchases fanned odd along the southeast coast. much more on that coming up but we're going to start here with the breaking news in the race for president. overnight donald trump releasing this video statement in which he offers a rare apology for a story that is rocking his
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presidential campaign. >> he certainly is, and here's the source of this new controversy. this recently unearthed videotape from 2005. it was shot by the entertainment show "access hollywood." now, on this particular tape trump can be overheard making extremely lewd comments about women. >> yeah, with the second presidential debate coming up tomorrow night, some in trump's own party are now turning against him. we've got team coverage of this story this morning. matt dowd and cokie roberts are standing by but we're going to kick it all off here with abc's tom llamas outside the trump tower in new york. tom, good morning to you. >> reporter: dan, good morning. here's what happened behind the scenes. late last night the trump campaign huddled here at trump tower trying to figure out how to deal with this controversy. they decided on a video message which trump recorded last night and we have this morning. but the big question, will this stop the political fallout on what may be trump's biggest controversy yet? >> i said it. i was wrong, and i apologize.
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>> reporter: overnight donald trump forced to do something he never does, apologize. the republican nominee trying to save his campaign after this recording sent it spiraling into the gutter. >> i moved on her and i failed. i'll aadmit it. >> whoa. >> i did try and [ expletive ] her. she was married. >> reporter: this graphic conversation obtained by "the washington post" in 2005 captures trump and former "access hollywood" host billy bush in the middle of a graphic and lewd conversation. >> i moved on her like a [ expletive ] but i couldn't get there and she was married. then all of the sudden i see her. her and she's got the big phony [ expletive ]. >> reporter: at the time he was on his way to star on a soap opera before spotting arianne zucker. >> whoa. >> whoa, my man. >> reporter: as trump prepares to meet the actress he boasts about his status as a celebrity giving him a free pass to grope women. >> i better use some tic tacs
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just in case i start kissing her. you know, i'm automatically attracted to beautiful women. just kiss. i just just starting them. it's like a magnet. just kiss. i don't even wait. and when you're a star, they let you do anything. did anything. grab them by the [ expletive ]. you can do anything. >> reporter: the billionaire finally eye merges the bus acting like a gentleman. >> hello. >> all business. >> hi. >> nice to see you. how are you? >> terrific. >> terrific. >> reporter: his own running mate, mike pence silent when grilled by one of our campaign reporters on the trail. >> governor, how can you ignore this question? >> reporter: billy bush telling politico he's embarrassed and ashamed about what's on the tapes and acted foolishly in playing along. trump took to facebook offering up that rare apology but downplaying its significance in the race for president. >> i never said i'm a perfect person. anyone who knows me knows these words don't reflect who i am. let's be honest. we're living in the real world. this is nothing more than a distraction from the important
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issues we're facing today. >> hillary clinton described the graphic moment as horrific and unpresidential and trump acknowledging this is far from over. >> we will discuss this more in the coming days. see you at the debate on sunday. >> all right, back now with tom at trump tower. tom, as you reported, trump issued that video apology overnight which is pretty rare, but in his statement, he quickly pivots to attacking bill and hillary clinton and their treatment of women. >> dan, no doubt the counteroffensive is under way already and essential ly what donald trump is doing by mentioning bill clinton in both that statement and in his video message last night he's really telling hillary clinton something. he's telling her that if this comes up in the debate and you bring it up, i'm going to bring up your husband's past infidelities. no doubt this will be a huge topic at sunday's debate, dan. >> all right, tom llamas, thank you. paula, over to you. >> i can certainly imagine a lot will be watching that debate on sunday.
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as tom mentioned, many top republicans are reacting with revulsion to trump's comments. at least congressman withdrawing his support for trump completely. others calling for him to drop out of the race. and abc's gloria rivera is covering the backlash for us this morning. hi, gloria. >> reporter: hi, paula. by now donald trump is well used to criticism, even from within his own party. but his 2005 comments degrading women are eliciting a wider reaching backlash across the gop board this morning the backlash against donald trump is growing from top republican leaders. speaker paul ryan telling abc news, i am sickened by what i heard. also rescinding an invitation to an event later today. because of that taped exchange. >> i did try and [ expletive ] her, but she was married. >> reporter: billy's cousin none other than jeb bush, trump's nemesis and former presidential rival. jeb bush tweeting, no apology can excuse the way donald trump's reprehensible comments degrade women. the bombshell tapes buzzing on air and online.
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fox news host sean hannity a prominent trump supporter refusing to defend him friday night. >> you can't defend, it is wrong, it is inappropriate. >> reporter: trump's support from the gop's top brass has survived previous controversy over his comments about women. >> she had a little problem during the middle where she gained a little bit of weight. >> i don't think so. >> reporter: but this morning prominent leaders calling his statements indefensible, unacceptable, inappropriate, vulgar, offensive and vile. one of congress' top republicans jason chaffetz says he can no longer support donald trump. >> i cannot offer an endorsement for whatever that means of donald trump. >> reporter: so far the vast majority of republicans are stopping short of calling for trump to withdraw from the race and he does have his supporters. washington state republican chairwoman susan hutchison saying when trump made these
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comments in 2005 and this is a quote, channeling bill clinton at the time. she argues that gives hillary clinton no ground to go after trump on this now. >> she points out he was a democrat at that time. >> gloria, thank you. >> thank you very much. for more on this we want to bring in abc news political analyst matthew dowd and also from washington abc news political commentator cokie roberts. cokie, good morning to you. and i want to start with you. when you heard this, what was your immediate reaction and then you saw that apology. did it cut it for you? >> it was total disbelief. i mean not disbelief that donald trump could say such a thing but disbelief that it was out there and that we could actually hear his voice saying these things. and, of course, the apology doesn't do it. you know, he says we live in the real world. the real world these days is a world where sexual assault is really taken seriously. on college campuses, in workplaces. this is a different world from 2005 or from 1992 and i think that he is going to find that
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somewhat shocking to him. >> matt, is there any way he can recover from this? have you ever seen a candidate come back from something like this? >> well, i'm going to follow up with something that cokie said which is that apology won't be enough because i've seen more authenticity in hostage videos released than that apology, so i think he's going to have to do something much more on this. if you look at things in a political campaign and i've been through a lot of them. at a level of defcon 5 to defcon 1 this is cuban missile territory. this is almost as if you cannot survive, completely not survive. i think he has to figure out something to say today. he has to figure out something he's going to have to say at that debate in front of 80 million or 90 million people in the course of this. and so i think he -- it's a very problematic -- probably the worst thing his campaign has suffered and you can tell by their reaction. >> you don't think there is a way to get out of this to spin this. cokie, i want to bring it back to you. members of the gop are unendorsing him. but some even saying that he needs to get out of race.
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could that even happen feasibly at this point where 31 days until election day. >> well, obviously it's very difficult. i think more telling is the members of the gop who are not telling him to get out and not saying they're not endorsing him. i mean, over and over and over, people like paul ryan and mitch mcconnell have had to say, i disassociate myself. i'm, you know, yesterday i'm sickened, all of that and still they back him. at some point they have to look in the mirror and say, can i keep doing this? >> and, cokie, i want to go back to, you know, it seems like trump is really kind of like threatening hillary that, okay, if you want to go there, i'm going to pivot to bill clinton. what would you tell him and how would you advise him on that? >> well, first of all, he should remember bill clinton was impeached over this. but, secondly, what happens if tomorrow night a woman in the audience, because it's a town hall meeting, stands up and says, i have daughters, mr. trump, and i don't want
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anyone talking like that about them and looking at them like that. what happens when that woman stands up? >> i think it's going to be a tough moment. no question about it. matt, let me just change the subject slightly because on any other morning we'd be leading with a story that broke overnight about hillary clinton. these leaked excerpts of highly paid speeches she gave to elite wall street firms where we now know apparently she praised free trade, something she's been a little bit more ginger about in public during this campaign and even admitted that her personal wealth leaves her, quote, kind of far removed from the struggles of the middle class. how problematic is this new stuff for her? >> well, as we've seen throughout this campaign, every time you think that hillary clinton is going to be very vulnerable and this -- these speech excerpts and many of the other e-mails that came out make her very vulnerable, but donald trump steps right in the middle and takes it away from her. i think this will come up at the debate. donald trump will either bring it up or somebody else, one of the moderators will bring it up
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or one of the questioners will bring it up. she's going too have to handle it but when you look at this massive thing that's going on in the last 24 hours, we are getting lost. this is getting totally lost. we're not going to be talking about this for the next 24 hours leading up to the debate. she's flawed. it's a problem. but when you compare it to what donald trump is going through, there's no comparison. there's no democrats out there saying she needs to get out of the race. republicans are. >> matthew dowd and cokie roberts, we thank both of you for your analysis on this saturday morning. cokie, thanks again. as we mentioned the second presidential debate is coming up tomorrow night. it will be co-moderated by our own martha raddatz and you can watch it all right here on abc. our chief anchor george stephanopoulos will be anchoring our live coverage with our whole political team and that includes both cokie and matt ilmatt and that starts at 9:00 eastern. >> thanks. we want to move to our other big breaking story. hurricane matthew which is crashing into the southeast right now bringing wind, rain and storm surge to the coast of georgia and south carolina. now, it already left a swath of destruction further south down in florida.
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more than a million homes without power overnight in that state. those outages now stretching north into the carolinas. and meteorologist rob marciano is in charleston for us this morning, which has seen matthew's impact. rob, good morning. >> hi, paula. the eyewall is getting very close to charleston as we speak. we are on the corner of market and meeting street. quintessential downtown and you can see the palm trees, palmetto trees behind me flapping in the breeze, and we are at low tide. right now relatively dry but some of the other spots closer to the water check out this video shot just a few hours ago when the tide was at its third highest on record. incredible stuff. and we've got another high tide cycle to g winds have been gusting up and down the coast over 80 and in some cases 90 miles an hour. take a look at the radar. we'll show you where the center of this is. just 30 miles to our south is the eye center of hurricane matthew. a category 2 storm with
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sustained winds of 105 miles an hour. a huge rain shield to the north and south flooding rains with this already reports of over a foot in some spots an we'll look for more rhine to come. the track is going to come dangerously close to us if not come onshore. hurricane warnings posted to wilmington so this will get part of north carolina as well before it exits out. the track showing just that and then loop around, well, hopefully that's not going to happen and then we have more confidence on that this morning. this hit savannah first and just 90-mile-an-hour wind gusts on tybee island, and steve osunsami is live for us in savannah, georgia. hello, steve. >> reporter: it was a difficult night for families here. you can hear the roar of the storm. it was rain, rain, rain, then wind, wind, wind. it felt like a spaceship was landing. we're seeing wind reports on tybee island, 93-mile-an-hour gusts and near record rainfall, near 17 inches over the past few days. also something else that
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happened last night, the tidal surge that we saw last night. near record tidal surge as well and worried about those folks on tybee islands, 100 people out there choosing to ignore orders to evacuate. that road that leads into tybee aisle, u.s. 80 is underwater and there are going to be many roads underwater as soon as light breaks. rob. >> i'll pick it up, steve. thank you. please stay safe. your crew, as well. let's go to florida now where the northeast coast has not seen a storm like this in decades. the storm surge, more than four feet, breaching dunes from st. augustine to jacksonville and could take days, maybe weeks to recover from this, and abc's eva pilgrim is right there in st. augustine with the latest. eva, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. the national guard as you can see blocking bridges to several of the barrier aisles this morning. this is search and recovery efforts under way. many people still can't go home. we're told it's not safe.
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that's because power lines are down and in some places the water is still up. hurricane matthew tearing through georgia and slamming the south carolina coastline. the monster storm now barreling along the coast. >> you cannot stand in one place. >> reporter: leaving behind a trail of destruction. >> it sounded like a train hitting the house. that's all i can say. the wind was just so strong. relationship the hurricane killing six overnight in florida. the storm surge sending floodwaters throwing through st. augustine. vehicles submerged. visitors stranded at this bed and breakfast forced to wait out the deadly downpour. >> how many kids are in there? >> there are 20 of us. >> reporter: the damage left by matthew catastrophic. watch this wall of water blast right through the dunes rushing into the city streets. >> oh. >> reporter: in its aftermath, swallowing whole roads. debris piling up. these trees folded over while rooftops and stoplights litter city streets. residents now assess the damage.
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this woman says she and her husband were forced to evacuate twice. >> i don't know what's going on at my house. i have no idea if i have a home to go. >> reporter: this morning, over a million floridians still left in the dark. the power here, you can see they used glow sticks to light the way. more than 6,000 national guardsmen and women in the coastal flood zones assisting with relief efforts. authorities still urging residents to continue riding out the storm. >> if they tell you to evacuate. you need to get out of there and move to higher ground. >> reporter: now, we did talk to one man who was able to cross this bridge last night. he told us that he swam to his house and even late last night the water was still at chest height. paula. >> people have already such extraordinary stories. eva, thank you. we want to go back to rob for and we charleston for more on the storm's track. hi, rob. >> reporter: hi, paula. this has broken all sorts of record and incredible to be an october storm like this. show you and take you hour by hour and you live in the storm
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zone and haven't evacuated, obviously do not go outside if at all possible. looking at the center of this potentially clipping charleston before the next couple of hours and then by 2:00 p.m. wilmington, north carolina, as well. the outer banks, the heaviest rains are north and west of the center of this. big time wishes and wind piling up storm surge. some of the rain will get into new jersey. we've seen a record surge in savannah and charleston, five to seven foot surge at its peak will push the water up the rivers in some cases miles inland. you have a foot of water, it's a ballots of outflowing water and in-flowing water, the storm hurricane matthew churns up the southwest coast. that's a check on the big weather hl. here's the local forecast. >> reporter: good morning,
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everyone, i'm meteorologist chris sowers with this accuweather update. we have showers approaching from the west, fortunately for us in the immediate philadelphia area we're dry. mainly cloudy this morning and milder than the same time yesterday a good five to ten degrees milder, actually. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, showers are possible this afternoon, otherwise it's cloudy, 70 degrees, morning rain giving way to afternoon sun tomorrow. highs around 66. across haiti, across the bahamas and across florida all day yesterday and now the carolinas and georgia. paula, just some incredible scenes to see this city so empty and to see this sort of wind and water come through. it's just a surreal event, and, of course, we'll be here all morning and report throughout the day on abc. >> it's been a monster as you said, rob. we'll be back to you. that's later in the show.
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we do want to go to florida. south of where you are, rob. to ginger zee who is in melbourne. ginger, what does it look like now that the storm has passed? >> it is shaping up to be a gorgeous morning here in melbourne. but let me tell you, 24 hours ago i could not have stood here. it would have been dangerous or even deadly. gusts were 90 to 107 miles per hour on these beaches and i want to show you how close, this close we got to catastrophe. look, 140-mile-per-hour sustained winds 70 miles from the coast as of thursday night. as we put this into motion, you can see how close we got to everyone being in so many damage, 45 miles just north of vero beach. cape canaveral had that 107-mile-per-hour gust and the eye was only 25 miles from the coast. if this thing had would bbled, we would have been in huge trouble. another big issue, we were parallel. the east side or the north right quadrant, the right front quadrant as we call it is where most of the damage happens. take a look at this 3d graphic.
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immediately surrounding this tranquil eye is the most violent part of the hurricane, the eyewall. the most intense wind speeds at the surface are found right here in the eyewall. but they can extend, of course, out from the storm center. the most destruction in a hurricane comes from the eyewall out to the right quadrant. >> and that right front quadrant was until now out in the ocean. now it is in part touching parts of south carolina and eventually north carolina. rob and paula. >> as always, you have such an amazing way of explaining things, ginger, thank you. we want to say we have much more storm coverage coming up on "gma" on this saturday morning. we're out on the front lines with american troops who are really scrambling to reach the hardest hit parts of haiti which has been devastated by matthew. plus, back to politics. donald trump weathering his own storm this morning. the latest on his apology for those lewd caught on hot mike comments about women. we'll be right back after this break. stay with us on this saturday right here on "good morning america." "good morning america" is
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and showers later on. 70 degrees is the forecasted high. some of that links into tomorrow morning. we're posting morning rain followed by afternoon sunshine. it's a high of 66. the rest of the day of the gorgeous, combination of sun and clouds, temperatures in the mid to upper 60s, close to 70. >> chris, thank you. that's it for "action news," we're back in a half-hour. i'm alicia vitarelli. stay tuned for more "good morning america."
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we have a live look at wrightsville beach, north carolina, this morning, where hurricane matthew is heading right now bringing the potential for widespread flooding. we're going to go back to our coverage of hurricane matthew in a moment but first here the big breaking political story overnight. >> we're talking about donald trump and turmoil right there in the trump campaign. those vile comments caught on a hot mike 11 years ago back in 2005 are leading to an exodus of support. and abc's tom llamas is outside trump tower for us in new york this morning. hi, tom. >> reporter: paula, good morning to you. this is a political disaster, no doubt trump's biggest controversy yet since announcing his candidacy. now, this morning there are elected representatives in congress and a senator who are both republican calling for donald trump to step aside. now, within the rnc, there is no
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mechanism for them to get rid of him as a nominee and no indications that trump is going to drop out but if he did, it would have to be up to him and him alone. we do know people like house speaker paul ryan, senators ryan, marco rubio and ted cruz, the list is long of republicans condemning what donald trump said. he finds himself four weeks before election day in a very strange, very delicate and very tough spot because of those comments made in 2005 and no doubt this is going to have significance in sunday's debate. paula and dan. >> i want to sort of mine your expertise here on donald trump because you've been covering him for a long time since the moment he announced. so, let me just give you a two-part question here. first of all, do you have a sense of what he's going to do or how he's going to handle this and, second, what's this going to do for his debate prep? we have this huge second presidential debate coming up tomorrow night. >> reporter: yeah, you know, from the get-go donald trump is a counterpuncher. he always counterpunches and the counteroffensive is already on and heard it in that video apology where he actually
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pivots to bill clinton and in the debate prep for this town hall, they showed clips to donald trump from the first debate when hillary clinton got under his skin and some of his expressions, so he kind of realized the way he looked on camera when he got upset. now they wanted him to be less temperamental this time around so they wanted him to focus on the audience and not let hillary clinton get under his skin. but if she brings this up, if somebody in the town hall brings this up, this no doubt is going to bother donald trump. it may knock him off message and today instead of being in wisconsin at an event where he was supposed to be with house speaker paul ryan, sources tell by the speaker of the house. he's now in trump tower doing debate prep and trying to figure out how to handle this. >> tom, you've been covering that every step of the way and we appreciate it. we're going to turn now to the latest in hurricane matthew. the storm lashing the coast of georgia and the carolinas. >> yeah, so let's go back to rob in charleston with the very latest. and check back in.
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hi, rob. >> reporter: hi, paula. we just came down one block a little lower to give you an idea of how easily this city floods. and the water is coming up from below because we are so close to sea level and you get a surge that is five, six, seven feet. the gravity and these pumps just can't handle it and trust me, it is a lot worse the closer you get to the water. so we've got the storm surge and the water, the rain and we've got the wind. let's take a look at what is going on and the tornado threat issued from the sbc, a tornado watch that includes much of north carolina now as they're in the front right quadrant of this storm which is the most dangerous as far as the spin goes. there is a center of it. it is approaching and coming abreast of charleston right now and the harshest winds are even 10, 20 miles inland.
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even the outer banks tomorrow morning will get a piece of this. that's a check of what's going on in charlotte and hurricane matthew. here's the local forecast. >> reporter: good morning, everyone, i'm meteorologist chris sowers with this accuweather update. some of that moisture believe it or not getting drawn northward. we could is he the results this afternoon. cloudy damp by afternoon showers, highs near 70. a story that we were in just a day and a half ago that was completely sold out of generators and completely sold out of chain saws. lowe's and all the home improvement stores certainly having a hard time keeping the shelves stocked in anticipation of what is a historic hurricane matthew.
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dan and paula, back up to you. >> all right, rob, and we know you always take the proper precautions but we do want to say stay safe. we devoted most of the morning to politics and also to hurricane matthew but there are other stories that we're tracking as well, so let's send it over to ron claiborne. good morning. >> dr. ron. >> sorry. >> good morning, paula faris. >> ph.d. the massive travel cancellations, delays due to hurricane matthew. more than 5,200 flights canceled since thursday leaving tens of thousands stranded. this morning canceled for this day as the airlines are trying to get back on schedule. orlando and sanford airports are due to re-open. that airport in georgia the only major airport still closed. for the first time the united states is publicly accusing the russian government of hacking american political institutions including the democratic national committee. the goal, they say, american officials was to interfere with the elections. u.s. intelligence saying, quote, only russia's senior most officials could have authorized these activities
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and the russians calling the charges nonsense. and the new jersey train station damaged in that deadly crash nine days ago that killed a woman and injured more than 100 others will re-open monday with limited service. investigators saying that the train was going twice the speed limit of 10 miles per hour just before it crashed into a wall there at the hoboken station. service will resume with new safety measures requiring that the conductor join the engineer when a train arrives at a station. and epipen maker mylan agreeing to pay $465 million to settle allegations that it overbilled medicaid and the government claiming mylan falsely classified the life-saving drug as a generic to overcharge medicaid. they overcharged them 600% over a nine-year period, it is alleged. tiger woods is making a comeback. he is set to make his long-awaited return to competitive golf next week at
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the safeway open in california. woods has been off the tour for more than a year with back injuries. his ranking during that time dropping to 767 in the world. >> wow. and finally president obama making an unexpected turnaround on friday as he was about to board the presidential helicopter marine one, check it out. you see him there walking down the lawn. all of a sudden he's checking his pockets. whoop. where is he going? back into the white house. what did he forget, a nuclear code, perhaps, classified documents? it turns out, no surprise, it was his cell phone. minutes later mr. obama came out smiling and happy that he has his cell phone back and boarded the helicopter for chicago. >> i would imagine if there is one person in the entire world that needs a cell phone, it is the president of the united states. >> i think there are a lot of people around him with phones. i think he was in the middle of a robust game of words that he didn't want to drop. that's what my sources are telling me where i make things up. >> this is not reportable. this is not alleged either. it did not happen. >> thank you, ron. >> you're welcome. coming up on "gma," back to
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hurricane matthew which before it hit the u.s. slammed haiti and destroyed homes and left potentially hundreds of people dead. >> and a reminder that we are in the air. we're on the ground as well with the u.s. military as they rush to help people in the hardest hit areas. we're right back. [vacuum sound] no matter what you love. we'll help you style your home from floor to ceiling. now get up to $40 off our best paint via rebate, at lowe's.
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welcome back to "gma" on an unusually busy saturday morning. it's going to be a while before we know the full scope of the destruction from hurricane matthew in florida, georgia and the carolinas, but we are now getting a clearer picture of what happened in haiti, and it's horrifying. >> yeah, it's heartbreaking. nearly 900 dead, and that number is expected to rise. abc's david wright went along with the u.s. military as they delivered aid to the country. >> reporter: we hop ped on board a u.s. army chinook headed to the southwest tip of haiti, an entire region walloped by matthew. the storm knocked out most of the roads and bridges, so for now the only way to some of the hardest hit areas is with the help of the u.s. military. from the air, a bird's-eye view of devastation. the tin roof shacks below no match for 145-mile-an-hour winds.
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every house, every palm tree flattened. haiti is already the poorest country in the western hemisphere. now the people have lost what little they had. "look what the waves did to this house," says this man. "the sea washed everything away." this region is the breadbasket of haiti, so the damage here could have a ripple effect through the rest of the country. the people here scraping by, their needs immediate. the death toll keeps rising. boxes of food, buckets and treatment kits for fresh water. plus, tarps. plenty of them. thousands here will be homeless. that was the first drop-off of
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relief supplies by american helicopters. >> the first of i'm, i'm assuming. >> absolutely. >> reporter: it's tough to overstate the logistical challenges. the worst hit are almost completely cut off. no passable roads for now. no cell phone towers either. so as these relief supplies finally make it to the hardest hit areas, the death toll is expected to rise. dan, paula. >> yeah, that's such tragic and sad news about that death toll. all right. >> unfortunately, it probably will rise. i've spent a little time there and this is a country that has been through so much. it does not need this as well. >> it certainly doesn't. >> and coming up on "gma," north carolina's southern coastline is bracing for its first hit from a powerful hurricane in almost 20 years. be the you who doesn't cover your moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. be the you who shows up in that dress. who hugs a friend. who is done with treatments that don't give you clearer skin. be the you who controls your psoriasis with stelara® just 4 doses a year after 2 starter doses. stelara® may lower your ability to fight infections and may increase your risk of infections and cancer. some serious infections require hospitalization. before treatment, get tested for tuberculosis.
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with just one day until the next debate, the war of words heats up.
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>> she's been there for 30 years and hasn't fixed anything. it's all talk. >> what kind of genius loses a billion dollars in a single year. >> now tomorrow on abc, what will they say? new format, new debate, co-moderated by abc's martha raddatz. she's faced them both before. >> mr. trump. >> secretary clinton. >> this time the stakes couldn't be any higher, the presidential debate, abc, tomorrow night live. as matthew marches up the coast, people in north carolina are getting ready for the state's first major hurricane since '99. >> yeah, abc's mary bruce is live in wrightsville beach, and good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, good morning. well, we are getting a powerful taste right now of the extreme conditions headed this way. punishing rains and whipping winds. just check out this surf behind me. it is fierce. these massive waves crashing right into this pier and this is just getting started.
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the big concern here now is all this water piling on. the governor here is warning of historic life-threatening rain, could get up to 15 inches. this area is receiving flash flood and tornado warnings and voluntary evacuations have been ordered. this community now bracing for matthew to arrive here later today. dan and paula. >> all right, thank you very much. >> stay safe. coming up on the show we'll switch gears just a little and taking a chance on love. one couple's plans to go through with their wedding even as a category 4 hurricane was bearing down on them. >> switching gears, all right and we'll be right back. when it helps give a lifesaving vaccine to a child in need. ♪ thanks to customers like you, walgreens "get a shot. give a shot." program has helped provide 15 million vaccines through the un foundation. it's that easy to make a difference. ♪ walgreens. at the corner of happy and healthy.
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"good morning america" is brought to you by pfizer. >> they say, they say the show must go on, but what if that show is a wedding set to take place in the middle of a category 4 hurricane. >> by the way, who is they? who is they -- >> my high school teacher used to say it's the paranoid they. >> i wish you could see dan's air quotes right now. dan was doing air quotes.
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the choice facing two couples and took two different paths. they're sharing their stories with us this morning. rain on your wedding day may be good luck but when it's torrential downpours, howling winds and emergency evacuations, that good luck could be a disaster. >> we were so excited for this day. >> reporter: holly and matt had checked off all of the boxes for their wedding in georgia. venue, music, guest list. >> we were getting ready to leave that next morning. >> but what they didn't expect was for matt to crash the party. no, not the groom, but this matt. >> this is too ironic, i guess. >> never in a million years i think hurricane me out of all hurricanes was going to come and ruin our one weekend of the year that was special. >> reporter: hurricane matthew storming in with a windy objection, shutting down the region and forcing the disappointed couple to postpone their big day. but while colleen's "i dos" were
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a total washout, not every bride is so easily deterred. jaime and her soon-to-be husband ryan refusing to let a little category 2 hurricane rain on their parade. i think our photos will be interesting. it's definitely not going to be your traditional wedding photos. >> reporter: the two determined to push through their florida nuptials for better or for worse. >> a lot of people have told us that rain on your wedding day is good luck so i can only imagine what a hurricane on your wedding day means. >> yeah, they say -- they say -- >> did it rain on yours? >> it did and we've been married 16 years. >> i -- my wife and i, we got married in the bahamas at the beginning of hurricane season a few years ago and it caused a lot of anxiety in the days going into it. >> i can only imagine. >> it rained a little but not too bad. >> just enough for good luck. >> there were visuals from the bahamas when matthew was roaring through people staying overnight
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and one had a sweatshirt that said bride and the other said groom so clearly on their honeymoon. you would think, okay -- >> allegedly. >> there you go. >> we'll see you tomorrow. mata and south carolina at this moment. we have live coverage. donald trump responds to an audio taich in which he talks -- tape in which he talked lewdly about woman. cruel hear about that and leaked e-mails about hillary clinton,
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content of this advertising. >> good morning it is saturday, october 8 i'm alicia vitarelli here's what we're working on for you right now on "action news." a still strong hurricane matthew is moving a shore setting its sights on georgia and the
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carolinas. donald trump apologized for his comments in a sex-laced audio tape. it's causing friction in the republican party. but on "action news," hurricane matthew continues to lash the southeast. you're taking a look at some of the damage in florida. life-threatening storm surge remains a major concern. the storm's wind weakened overnight. you can see the emergency response happening now, checking in on anyone. so far reports from the state of florida four people reported dead. we track matthew moving up the eastern seaboard. no signs it's coming in our direction, but georgia and the carolinas feeling the effects at this very moment. meteorologist chris sowers is gathering all the latest information. what else the update.

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