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good morning. top guns. donald trump and hillary clinton make the case for being the next commander in chief at our exclusive forum. trump courting controversy for suggesting it's time to replace some military leaders. >> the generals have been reduced to rubble. >> and heaping praise on vladimir putin. clinton going out on a limb with this vow. >> we are not putting ground troops into iraq ever again. >> while defending the way she handled sensitive information as secretary of state. >> there's no evidence my system was hacked. >> this morning did either of them prove they're ready to lead? banned from the pool? suspensions expected to be announced today for the four
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that gas station incident at the olympics. ryan lochte reportedly facing as long as ten months out of the water. why some critics say even that would be too light. and vanishing act. new video emerges showing a suspect in las vegas breaking free from his handcuffs and then fleeing through the ceiling. that tricky escape and how police caught up with him "today," thursday, september 8th, 2016. this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. do anything interesting last night? >> it was a nail biter. i tell you that. serena williams pulled it out in the end. it was really, really good. >> a lot of people were watching something else. in fact, this commander in chief
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away. we want to get to the state of the race. hillary clinton returns to the campaign trail with a rally this afternoon and tim kaine was there on tuesday. she'll then head to missouri where the latest poll shows her trailing there by ten points. >> donald trump heads back to cleveland for the first time since the republican national convention. this will be his seventh visit to ohio since becoming his party's nominee. so accordi the race in that key battleground state is extremely close. trump leading by just three points. >> so we have a lot to get to this morning. in a moment we're going to talk to two generals who were advisers to the clinton and trump campaigns respectively. let's start out our team coverage with national correspondent peter alexander. hey, peter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. this election now exactly two months away believe it or not. last night donald trump despite
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experience insisted that he's 100% ready to handle this country's national security issues. last night he spoke almost exclusively in generalities and hillary clinton was back on the defensive peppered with more tough questions about her judgment. the first showdown on a single stage. clinton and trump going back to back and toe to toe. the former secretary of state appearing first followed by the real estate mogul. the republican nominee blasting many of the nation's militar leaders. >> i think under the leadership of barack obama and hillary clinton the generals have been reduced to rubble. they have been reduced to a point where it's embarrassing for our country. >> reporter: trump offering no new specifics about his strategy for defeating isis. >> when i do come up with plan that i like and that perhaps agrees with mine or maybe doesn't. i may love what the generals come back with. >> you have your own plan? >> i have a plan.
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under her leadership the u.s. will defeat isis making a major campaign promise. >> we are not putting ground troops into iraq ever again and we're not putting ground troops into syria. >> reporter: while clinton admitted her vote for the iraq war was the mistake, trump falsely presented his position on the war before the invasion. >> i was against it. >> reporter: here he was with howard stern in 20. >> yeah, i guess so. you know, i wish the first time it was done correctly. >> reporter: wednesday night trump proposing an alternate solution for iraq. >> we're going to get out, take the oil. if we would have taken the oil, you wouldn't have isis. isis formed with the power and wealth of that oil. >> reporter: clinton trying to offer a clear contrast on what makes her better qualified to be commander in chief.
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an absolute rock steadiness and mixed with strength to be able to make the hard decisions. >> reporter: meanwhile, trump praising russia's vladimir putin while attacking president obama. >> the man has very strong control over the country. it's a different system. i don't happen to like the system but in that system he's been a leader far more than our president has been a leader. >> reporter: clinton on defense over her use with a private e-mail server. personal account. i certainly would not do it again. i make no excuses for it. >> reporter: the former secretary of state pushing back against questions about her handling of classified information. >> i did exactly what i should have done and i take it very seriously. always have. always will. >> reporter: and while clinton defended her time at the state department, trump defended this tweet from 2013 about the number of unreported sexual assaults in
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these geniuses expect when they put men and women together? >> it's a correct tweet. many people think that's absolutely correct. >> reporter: bottom line, many americans widely believe that these are two deeply flawed candidates. two of the most unpopular presidential nominees in modern history. they were shaky at times. perhaps the silver lining, this was just the scrimmage before what's certain to be a political superbowl. that first debate just 18 days aw >> peter alexander, thank you. new developments tied to that e-mail controversy for hillary clinton. a top democratic releasing an exchange that clinton had with former secretary of state colin powell on the use of personal e-mail on the job. nbc's kristen welker has more on that. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. democratic lawmakers are hoping that that newly released e-mail exchange will show that colin
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e-mail but so far it's done very little to quiet the criticism. hillary clinton facing more tough questions about her use of a private e-mail server during nbc's commander in chief forum wednesday night. >> i communicated about classified material on a wholly separate system. i took it very seriously. >> reporter: but just moments before clinton took the stage, house democrats led by longtime clinton super extensive 2009 e-mail chain between clinton and colin powell. cummings calling the exchange a detailed blueprint on how to skirt security rules and bypass requirements to preserve federal records. in the chain, clinton asks powell about restrictions on using a blackberry. powell responds, "i didn't have a blackberry. what i did do was have a personal computer hooked up to a
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he communicated with a wide range of friends directly without going through the state department server. powell also warned clinton about the dangers of using a blackberry because data on the pda could become part of the official record subject to the law. be very careful, he said, i got around it all by not saying much and not using systems that captured the data. is it a so-called smoking gun for clinton who has repeatedly pointed to her of private e-mail to justify her own actions. >> as i said and has now come out, my predecessors did the same thing and many other people in the government. >> reporter: clinton told the fbi about her 2009 exchange with powell prompting a review from the former general. powell telling "people" magazine in august, clinton's people are trying to pin it on me. the clinton campaign stresses she told the fbi powell's advice did not affect the decision but
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providing fodder for donald trump. >> she deletes 30,000 e-mails after getting a subpoena from congress. >> reporter: powell declined to comment on the story. the state department says it couldn't further insights into this new e-mail exchange but highlighted secretary clinton's testimony to the fbi in which she indicated she didn't use her personal e-mail as a way to avoid governmen >> we a experts with us this morning. we'll start with retired general michael flynn. a retire army officer. he now serves as an adviser to donald trump. good to have you here. you take a step back and listen to what was said last night. a lot of people are struck by the fact that donald trump seemed to have praise for vladimir putin while seeming to denigrate america's generals saying they've been reduced to rubble in his words. how do you explain that? >> first of all, the format was
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i think that the questions that came out of the audience were great. this business about this general being reduced to rubble, donald trump has enormous respect for our military and enormous respect for our military leadership. >> it didn't sound like it. >> oh, yeah. what has happened is that our leadership in the military, in the armed forces right now, there's a lot of frustration because of the policies that we are following and strategy that we're following particularly against isis but also against what we're doing out in the south china sea, what wee doing in korea and what we're doing in eastern europe. so i just -- i know there's a lot of frustration out there. donald trump has enormous respect for our military, military leadership and our intelligence professionals as well. >> i am glad you brought up intelligence. what caught my attention is he talked about two intelligence briefings he's now received. you were involved in both of them. you were there. and he went off on this thing saying in some way the briefers either through something they
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they did not think president obama was following their recommendations. you were there. did you see that? >> i sure did. >> in what way? >> in a very specific way. and i'll tell you that, you know, without getting into the details of what we talked about, intelligence professionals brief the intelligence they see going on around the world. okay. they do not make the policy decisions. so the intelligence that we received in the last two briefings were in stark contrast being made. >> that's you coming up with that deduction. in the briefing did they look and say something and then look at him like this or this? >> they would say -- the intelligence professionals, as they should, they would say those are policy decisions, so donald trump in a very, very sophisticated way would ask tough questions and they would back off and say that's not our job. those are policy decisions that
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stark contrast. >> you were with the defense intelligence agency. you know as well as anybody else what vladimir putin has been up to recently. >> sure. >> are you concerned at all about the way that donald trump talks about putin? he said last night if putin says great things about me, i'm going to say great things about him. that's not exactly the model of standing tough on the world stage against an adversary? >> we've become the best enemies in the world because we continue to telegraph everything we're going to do and we become the worst friends. mentioned this, matt, russia has a problem with isis. we have a problem with isis. russia is in the middle east whether we like it or not. we probably could have prevented that had we made smarter decisions a couple years ago, but we did not. so what we have to do is we have to figure out how do we work together against some of these common enemies that we have? we have to do that. we have run out of a lot of options. and the decisions that were made
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problem that we now call the islamic state. >> complex topic and we could have another hour on it. lieutenant general michael flynn. thank you. >> >> great job last night. nbc did a superb job. >> thank you so much. we appreciate it. retired air force brigadier general john douglas supporting the clinton campaign joins us as well. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> secretary clinton said last night no troops in syria. we're not sending to syria or iraq. keeping in mind there are u.s. troops there. did she take something off the table that she shouldn't have taken off? >> i don't think so. she has a three-point plan on how to deal with the middle east. as we all know, this is a problem that's been going on for a long, long time. it doesn't lend itself to simplistic 30-day solutions. >> yeah, but as a commander in chief, do you ever want to take an option off the table? >> i think you can look at that one way or the other. i don't think she meant to take an option off the table. i think she meant to say that
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go in at the scale that bush and others have done in iraq. you know, one of the issues about secret plans and things like that are that if your enemy knows you're strong, and the men any knows you have a good plan, and the enemy knows you have the ur you're well led, that's deterrence. back when i worked on reagan staff, we would rather deter the enemy than fighting. hillary clinton understands that and she's laid out a detailed plan. the comments about our generals being reduced to rubble, our young generals today are as fine as they've ever been. when i see those young men and women especially the young women that have now taken stars, i'm proud of them.
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>> on this issue of veterans and how they feel, they were the audience last night. that's who we were trying to address. 64% of them in our recent poll said they are not confident in hillary clinton's ability to lead. this is somebody who was a former secretary of state. she was on the armed service committee. the issue does not seem to be one of experience. how do you explain that? >> it is hard to explain. there's some work to do there for secretary clinton. you know, there's an old saying in world war ii, snafu. have you ever heard that? >> familiar with it. >> that's how a lot of that -- vets feel. the guys down in the trenches don't know what's over the next hill. they don't know what's going to happen tomorrow morning. they don't know what is the enemy doing. they have to trust their leadership from their squad leaders all of the way up to
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and so from the perspective of just being there at that level, things often do look like they're screwed up and so that's just one of the things that leaders in the military have to deal with is to try to overcome that. >> interesting to get both of your perspectives. retired brigadier general john douglas. thank you very much. >> thanks for having us. the president is wrapping up morning and weighing in on donald trump's comments at our forum last night. let's go to nbc's ron allen who has been traveling with the president. good morning. >> reporter: it didn't take much for president obama to weigh in. at a closing news conference, he was asked about those comments that donald trump made about our generals being reduced to rubble and about vladimir putin being a better leader than president obama. here's what the president had to say. >> i don't think the guy is qualified to be president of the united states. and every time he speaks, that
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and i think the most important thing for the public and the press is to just listen to what he says and follow up and ask questions about what appear to be either contradictory, uninformed or outright wacky ideas. >> reporter: expect more of that next week when heads to pennsylvania, the first of several stops for hillary clinton, voters they are trying to get excited for hillary clinton. >> ron allen, thank you. police in chicago are searching for two suspects this morning after a 71-year-old man was shot during an attempted robbery. the incident was caught on camera. you can see two young men on bicycles ride past the man as he watering his lawn. short time later, the suspects come back and one of them
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when he refused a suspect shot him in the abdomen. the 71-year-old was taken to the hospital and is now in fair condition. no arrests have been made. >> back to that video we talked about at the top of the show. a murder suspect back in police custody after he was able to escape from an interrogation room. this happened in north las vegas last friday. alonzo perez was able to break free from his handcuffs by putting all of his body weight on the chains that connected the cuffs. he twisted the chain enough to his escape by climbing through a ceiling tile. you see it all there on camera. once outside, police say he stole an unoccupied truck that was left running in the parking lot. he was recaptured on tuesday night and the police chief says while cameras were rolling, nobody was watching the feed live as it happened. he said from now on, someone certainly will be. >> changes in policies coming there. >> i think so. let's get a first check of the weather from mr. roker. >> we're watching our maps and we know it's going to be hot in
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especially if the town is in the eastern half of the country. hot and humid. 18 million people or more under a heat advisory including new york city and philadelphia. it's going to feel like 90 in cleveland. 95 in savannah. raleigh, 98 degrees. it continues right through friday. feeling like 100 in d.c. 98 in nashville. record temperatures for d.c., atlantic city, also in philadelphia today. and then as we move into friday, philadelphia, atlantic city, new yo at records. scbrus hang on! by the time we get to the weekend, we'll be looking at cooler temperatures. we'll be 83 in new york city on sunday. 83 in washington on monday. and charlotte, you'll drop down to 84 by monday. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. that gentleman got the last one. sir, you give me that salad and i will pay for your movie and one snack box. can i keep the walnuts?
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athletes over that incident at a rio gas station. all right. and some growing reports across the country, yes, of creepy clowns lurking near homes and proaching kids. sounds funny but police say there's nothing humorous about this.
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we're become now. 7:30 on a thursday morning. the 8th of september, 2016. al will be out with our folks on let's look at our headlines. the pentagon says a russian fighter jet flew within 10 feet of a surveillance plane over the black sea on wednesday and an official said that incident took place in international airspace and called it unsafe. russia's defense ministry says the american plane was intercepted after it twice approached russia's southern border. the 2016 paralympic games kicked off in rio de janeiro last night with a rousing opening ceremony.
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member u.s. team into the stadium. in all, more than 4,000 athletes from 160 countries are participating making it the largest paralympic games ever. and another big event last night. our exclusive commander in chief forum with presidential hopefuls donald trump and hillary clinton. clinton vowed if elected, the u.s. would not send more troops to the middle east while trump suggested the military leaders have been hurt by the current adminiti of barack obama and hillary clinton, the generals have been reduced to rubble to the point where it's embarrassing for our country. >> we're not putting ground troops into iraq ever again and we're not putting ground troops into syria. we're going to defeat isis without committing american ground troops. >> clinton heads to north carolina and missouri today while trump holds campaign events in cleveland, ohio. let's turn to "today's" campaign moment.
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chief forum. republican party chairman reince priebus said this about hillary clinton's performance. "she was angry and defensive the entire time. no smile and uncomfortable. upset that she was caught wrongly sending our secrets." hillary clinton's twitter account was quick to respond. actually, that's what taking the office of president seriously looks like. >> changing subjects. that embarrassing incident during the olympics. all four swimmers are expected to be suspended today by the united states olympic committee and usa swimming. willie is here with the latest on that. >> the usoc has not officially confirmed that suspension but usa swimming says something will be announced today. the scandal that rocked the rio games still impacting one of the
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reporter's questions overnight at l.a.'s international airport. amid reports he's facing a ten-month suspension. according to "usa today," a person with knowledge of the situation says lochte will be banned from the 2017 world championships next july. "usa today" also reports lochte's suspension will be longer than the other three u.s. swimmers. >> a guy pulled out his gun. he cocked it. put it t >> reporter: lochte told "today's" billy bush he was robbed at gunpoint. one week later he apologized in an interview with matt admitting he vandalized a sign at the rio gas station. >> i was very intoxicated. i have no idea why. it was immature. it was childish. >> reporter: he's been charged in brazil with filing a false police report after the drunken night out. if he gets a ten-month swimming suspension now, analysts say lochte may have gotten off easy.
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i think a lot of the big names are taking a year off anyway. >> reporter: the incident has been costly for lochte who has lost sponsors. >> i am speedo fit. >> reporter: now looking to repair his public image appearing on this season's "dancing with the stars." a ten-month suspension would be harsher than michael phelps' six-month suspension for his two duis. the most decorated olympian of al t last week on "today." >> i know what it feels like. i've been through it before. hopefully he comes out of this a better person. i reached out to him a couple times, and i think he understands a lot and he will be able to grow from this. >> we reached out to all four swimmers including lochte. none had any comment on this news at this time. a lot of these swimmers take the year after the olympics off anyway so this maybe doesn't hurt ryan. >> all right. thank you very much.
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sights that have residents in several states on edge this morning. people dressed up at clowns spotted hanging around neighborhoods and in some cases said to be approaching children. nbc's kerry sanders is in greensboro, north carolina, where authorities are taking this very seriously. >> reporter: indeed. reports have been coming in of clowns sort of doing some really weird things including a report of a clown standing in the woods like these. standing motionless looking into an apartment c wednesday down the road in greensboro the authorities got calls of three clowns that they believe may have been out there doing something just doesn't fit in. they say that they're not sure why this is suddenly happening, just that it's no laughing matter. it may just be folks clowning around but it's not funny. more and more people are reporting seeing creepy clowns in their neighborhoods and some are menacing children. >> a clown last seen wearing red
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the woods with a brown box asking for kids if they want ice cream. >> reporter: in winston-salem -- >> someone in these woods is trying to get these kids. >> reporter: 30 miles away in greensboro, police got a 911 call reporting someone wearing a clown suit with a scary mask. >> my husband just spotted a clown in back of the woods. >> reporter: chris grabbed a machete and cha clown. >> imagine someone come on the balcony and see a clown standing in the woods. people are scared. >> reporter: last month in green bay, wisconsin, residents spotted a clown walking the street at straight carrying black balloons. it turned out to be a publicity stunt for a small independent film. by itself dressing up as a clown is not a crime. >> we don't have a law in north carolina that prohibits a person from dressing like a clown. >> reporter: making things
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prank reports of clown sightings. the sheriff of cleveland county, north carolina, say perpetrators could be charged with obstruction of justice. meanwhile, 5-year-old sky brown just wants the creepy clowning to stop. >> i'm scared because i'm a kid and i am afraid that the clowns are going to kidnap me. >> reporter: sweet kid. there have been a dozen sightings at least in the greensboro area of these creepy clowns. professional clowns now tell us that they're having some difficult times fearful of vigilantes. they call police and tell them where they're going so they don't become a victim themselves. guys, back to you. >> sad state of affairs, kerry. thank you very much. mr. roker now with another check of the weather.
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our friends in wisconsin, milwaukee to be precise, dealing with some heavy rain last night and folks wading up to their waist in water to try to get to some rescues that had to be made. cars were submerged. a real mess out there. we may see more of that again today. strong storms firing up from detroit all of the way back down into wichita. part of a frontal system pushing to the east. locally heavy rain will continue along the front today r into tomorrow with more moisture from newton. the remnants of newton actually causing severe storms and flash flooding. some areas may pick up five to six inches of heavy rain from wichita all of the way into central illinois.
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wireless audio. >> the world's most valuable company is killing off the headphone jack, which connected those iconic white ear phones to your favorite tunes. the updated smartphone starts at $649. it's water resistant and features a higher resolution camera but the wireless bluetooth ear buds cost 159 bucks. >> it comes down to one word. courage. the courage to move on and do something new that betters all >> iphone users poking fun on social media. air pods cost $159 which is a very courageous price. >> the headphone is a big part of the phone. to not have them anymore is strange. >> tim cook tells nbc news it's part of a long-term product plan. >> when did you first conceive of the wireless headphones? >> there's a lot of great people at apple that have been thinking about it for a while.
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>> innovating forward is in apple's dna. >> something that's never been done before. >> this is the same company that removed the floppy disk drive from computers in 1998 and skipped having buttons on a cell phone in 2007 now making a statement that future of audio is wireless. apple also tweaking the apple watch launching series 2 with built in gps. this is no longer a watch for geeks. it's foror matt, savannah? >> progressive, stuck in a rut. that's all i'm going to say. >> jo ling kent, thank you so much. carson is in the orange room with what people are saying. >> continue this conversation. as jo ling kent did mention, iphone 7 coming in more colors, better camera, water resistant but biggest talker online is really about the arrival of those airpods. forget about features and price everyone worries about the same
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let's go to the tweets. joanne writing i didn't get airpods yet but i already lost them. maureen writes if only there was some kind of string to keep people from losing these. another shared this picture saying when you can't find your airpods anywhere. kevin is having hard time accepting the change calling them air buds. nothing you can do about it and deny's got in on the action. true innovation would hav replacing the headphone jack with a flap jack. might be onto something now. >> they lost the jack. the phone didn't get thinner because of it. do you like that they lost the jack? >> mr. roker -- >> i'm not against it. first of all, they do include the headphones that will fit into the lightning jack so you
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, clash of the candidates. donald trump and hillary clinton sign off at the commander in chief forum from the fight against isis -- >> they're not going to get ground troops. >> to the state of the u.s. reduced to rubble. they have been reduced to a point where it's embarrassing for our country. >> did either candidate emerge as the clear winner? plus, turning the tables. hoda's special surprise for a man who has dedicated his life to serving his community now rallying to honor him. >> we decid to ce here and honor you. >> thank you.
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superstar carrie underwood to talk about her new tune for the new football season. >> i think everybody kind of felt like let's reinvigorate everything and just kind of see what we can do. >> "today," thursday, september 8th, 2016. ?? >> all the way from georgia! >> good montana, and our grandkids. >> all of the way from raleigh, north carolina, to celebrate my 30th birthday. >> celebrating 31 years of marriage and he is cancer free. >> first time in new york city from st. louis, missouri.
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celebrating. >> welcome back to "today." it's 8:00. it's thursday, september 8th. it's feeling kind of muggy. we say good morning to the crowd on our plaza. to happy to have them along with us. happy you at home are joining us as well. >> just ahead, a guy we like around here an awful lot, dana carvey is here. he's going to give us his comedic take on all of the political players making headlines during this election season and think anyone is safe. >> and by the way, almost time for a wardrobe change with fall in the air. jill martin has your back. chic fall fashions at great prices. >> a lot to get to. right now it is time for the news at 8:00. good morning. we begin with the 2016 race. i'm hallie jackson just outside new york city where we're taking a closer look at the headlines from our commander in chief
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military leadership. hillary clinton again addressing her e-mail controversy. today both candidates likely to improve their candidate's performances for the first debate after last night what could be seen as a dry run for us. today the nominees facing voters on the trail after facing questions in our commander in chief forum. hillary clinton on defense over e-mails. >> i communicate classified material on a wholly separate system. >> i did exactly what i should have done and i take it very seriously. always have. always will. >> and on the fight against isis, definitive. >> they're not going to get ground troops. we're not putting ground troops into iraq ever again and we're not putting ground troops into syria. >> that promise a difficult one for any president to keep with
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deployed in iraq and syria right now. for clinton, questions of trust. for donald trump, ones on temperament slamming top military brass president. >> i think under the leadership of barack obama and hillary clinton, the generals have been reduced to rubble. they have been reduced to a point where it's embarrassing for our country. >> reporter: the gop nominee not backing off his praise for russian president vladimir putin. >> if he says great things about me, him. he's been a leader far more than our president has been a leader. >> defending a controversial tweet. >> in 2013 on this subject, you tweeted this. 26,000 unreported sexual assaults in the military, only 238 convictions. what did these geniuses expect when they put men and women together? >> it is a correct tweet. there are many people that think that that's absolutely correct. >> and this morning donald
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to walk back that comment you just heard about generals being reduced to rubble. earlier this hour on this show, top surrogate retired general mike flynn said trump has enormous respect for the military and its leaders. savannah? >> hallie jackson, thank you. meantime, president obama is reacting sharply this morning to trump's criticism of his leadership and the state of the u.s. military. at a news conference wrapping up his trip to asia, the president said every time trump speaks, according to confirms he's not qualified to not be commander in chief and urged public and media to follow-up on what he called trump's uninformed or outright wacky ideas. now the latest on the fight against the zika virus. miami-dade county officials have delayed the spraying of a controversial insect side following concerns voiced by residents. mosquito control crews were supposed to begin spraying over
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time for "trending." hoda is in the house. let's say we're at the grocery store. last thing you want to see is the long line. do you know how to pick the right one? i feel like i always do the wrong thing. >> i'm doing a weekly shopping, i look for the line that says 15 items or less thing. it tends to go quicker. >> with more than 15 items. >> with a week's worth of stuff. >> "the new york times" is out this morning with be a article called how to pick the line at the supermarket. here are the tips. first of all, study what others in front of you are buying. that's kind of like, duh. someone may have 15 items but 15 items of water in a pack so one item. >> or a lot of vegetables where the checkout person is going to have to look it up in the book. >> or soda packs, that could go fast. okay. they say stay to the left
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handed and will go to the right. you should go to the left. this is controversial. look for female cashiers because one expert says they are often more efficient than men. >> that is not controversial at all. >> not with us. >> don't you size up cashiers when you look? i look to see who is fast and slow. >> by the time you spend that -- just get in line and it's like trying to get on the service road. just get in a line. >> while he's in a line, run back and get more f. >> also i make him you go in that line and i'll go in that line and we'll have a race. >> i watch people self-checking out and i could never do that. >> i don't either. that's beyond my ability. >> let's change subject and talk about colin kaepernick. his jersey is the top seller on the nfl's website. just an indication of the kind of support kaepernick has
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to kneel instead of stand during the playing of the national anthem. on wednesday kaepernick posted this message to fans on instagram. the only way i can repay you for the support is to return the favor by donating all of the proceeds i received from my jersey sales back into the communities. no word on how much money the jersey has generated. >> very interesting. wait until you hear this. a walmart in panama florida, wanted to create a special tribute for the anniversary of 9/11. it hangered some customers. the store created a display of soda cans in the shape of the twin towers. walmart says it's being removed. >> it's one of those best intentions -- >> just didn't work. >> anyone here like to eat hot
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>> do you like watching movies that make you cry? >> yes. perhaps you get a thrill from the stomach churning roller coaster. the list goes on and on. why do we do these things if they can be such an emotional and physical challenge? psychologists call it benign masochistism once our realizes there's not a lot of real danger, it relaxes and we get pressure from that. >> i love when they go to the dentist and they do deep cleaning and really scraping. >> you like that? >> i do get the laughing gas. >> i like to pluck my eyebrows. hurts a little bit. is that weird? >> what about you see a candle do you ever want to put your finger over it. >> i would like to put your finger over it.
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eyebrows. >> no real segue here. let's do "pop start." >> we'll start with an exclusive look at the highly anticipated documentary simply called "amanda knox" looking at her murder trial. here's your first look at the trailer. >> if i'm guilty, it means that i have the ultimate figure to fear because i'm not one. >> did you kill meredith kercher? >> no. >> either i am a psychopath in sheep's clothing or i am you. >> that gets you hooked? want to watch that. >> that's creepy. >> the documentary premieres both in theaters and on netflix september 30th. >> i'm surprised at the tone of that.
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it but she didn't credit creative control over how they pieced it together. next to kanye west, kanye west feeling the heat after his latest fashion show wednesday. kanye unveiled his new line. the problem with the weather temperatures topped 80 degrees. felt like 100 yesterday. >> i arranged for that. >> there was little place for shade. didn't help the show started late. some so uncomfortable they ripped off their heels and stumbled in the process. despite it all, kanye took a triumphant walk down the cat walk with a smile on his face. >> finally, this will get people talking. what's the worst song of all-time? do you want to say what yours
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whatever that one was. >> here it is. ? we built this city on rock and roll ? ? we built this city ? >> 1985. >> i like it. >> came out august 1st. the singer of the group said "our big hit single "we built this city" was awful. i felt front row. that song was nominated for a grammy in 1986. >> i like it. >> what's your least favorite song ever? >> mine is that one actually.
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this but you were playing a song loudly in your office that i hate. ? i want to rock and roll all night. >> greatest song of all time. >> i messed it up. i'm pregnant. i don't want to work i want to bang on the drum all day. i hate that song. >> i don't want to work. i just want to bang on my drum all day. >> that's a fy song. >> i don't say this often, i'm with her. >> let's get a check of the weather. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by camping world. get one stop shopping for everything rv at your nearby camping world rv supercenter. >> playing three different songs. 98% of the country had above normal temperatures for the summer. look at this. new york city became very close
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76.6 degrees. atlanta. hottest 1980. came very close this year and as you take a look, chicago, 1955, hottest summer ever. not quite but in las vegas, you had the hottest summer ever. 93.2 degrees. toasty one. that >> that's your latest weather.
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now for hoda's bucket list granted. we've been loving this all week as she fulfills the wishes of deserving viewers. >> she gave a mother a role on "law & order." what do you have today? >> the most humble guy that changed thousands of lives. he runs a salvation army center in chicago. the guy never, ever takes a thanks to a surprise visit from one of his idols. >> merrill powers head of a salvation army center in chicago grills a feast for the community. he has no idea this whole party is actually for him. >> looking good. >> and merrill thinks this camera crew was hired by the salvation army. >> without feeding services, a
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daily basis. >> note the man has no clue he's actually being filmed for the "today" show. he has his wife, nancy, to thank for that. >> open house today. >> he wants people to feel loved. the person that maybe hasn't had anybody shake their hand. he wants to shake that hand. >> like tom murphy when he first met merrill, tom was living in a tent. nobody would hire him. >> he never put me down because i was he just offered me the opportunity to prove myself. >> warren started drinking at six, sold drugs by 15 and ran the streets living shelter to shelter and then he met merrill. >> he told me you're somebody. warren, you're somebody. don't you ever forget that. god has you here for a reason. >> merrill's calling is to help others but he does have another passion.
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secondary sweetheart. >> you haven't seen somebody's face light up who yesterday was picking out of a trash can and today has pulled pork or barbecue chicken in their hand and he really enjoyed that. >> a food network fanatic, he won his share of ribbons but mostly he grills for those in need. last thanksgiving he cooked 120 turkeys for the the highlight of today's party, merrill's pulled pork, secret rub and another secret. one of merrill's all-time favorite celebrity chefs flew in from new york to help me surprise him. and while nancy is expecting me, we didn't tell her about bobby. >> smile and laugh at you but in his heart, his heart is going to cry. he's going to love it.
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i hope everybody had a chance to get some food. >> hi. merrill. i'm hoda from the "today" show. >> hi. >> hi. i didn't mean to interrupt you, but i want to let you know that we came here today for you. >> okay. >> your beautiful wife, nancy, told us about this remarkable, remarkable man and she said he does nothing but give and so we decided to come you. >> thank you. >> we understand that you serve so many people and we also understand that you make a mean barbecue. that you love those shows. those cooking shows.
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>> good to see you. >> good to see you. >> we have something in common. we speak through our food. as soon as i got to this neighborhood, i could smell what you're cooking so i'm here to taste your barbecue. >> oh my. >> how about some food, everybody? >> come on. >> all right. >> get in here. >> first of all, i'll say this right now. it's perfectly cooked. what's in the rub? >> a lot of different th. are you? pulled pork. >> i would like merrill to have a new friend when he's watching those shows to be able to say i met him. >> pork. let me have more. >> just say, i cooked with him and have a story to tell. >> i hope you like my potato salad. >> definitely trophy worthy. >> and remember all of those turkeys merrill cooks and
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going to try to make it easier for you to make these turkeys. 150 free turkeys for ten years. >> oh my. >> that's insane. >> you still have to cook them. they're not going to cook them for you. cooking for bobby, check. nancy has one more wish for her husband. >> i don't know how many lives you've touched so we just found a handful. >> love you, man. >> love you. >> i would do anything if he could truly see the impact that he makes. >> thank you for everything you've done for us. god bless you. >> and have an idea just how much he means to each of us. >> thank you for helping me get my life on track. >> what is it like seeing
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so smile with strength. with colgate enamel health mineral repair. ? i don't want to work ? >> we're back now at 8:30 on this thursday morning, september 8th, 2016. talk about the music here, savannah. >> they're playing your song. >> every top 40 radio station plays this song friday afternoon at 5:00.
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office the other day. it was tuesday. >> it's better than coming in every day to the theme from "frozen." we're catching up with superstar carrie underwood in just a bit as she gets ready to lend her voice once again to nbc's coverage of the nfl season. >> and keeping with music theme, we're gearing up for a live concert on the plaza tomorrow from >> all right. also ahead, our good buddy david carvey is here sharing his impressions on the presidential race and more. >> matt asked me a second ago where's charlie because he wasn't here two seconds ago. he was inside being interviewed by "people" magazine. we got him just in the nick of time. here he is. >> who is excited for scarf season? jill martin is here with special steals and deals highlighting
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>> and martha stewart will share delicious recipes with fresh veggies, carson. >> mr. roker, a check of the weather? >> fall weather getting ready. let's think about what's going on. first of all, we got strong storms today making their way through the midwest. hot and humid in the east. cooler in the pacific northwest. scattered showers through the southwest. and as we look ahead toward tomorrow, those storms make their way a little further east. still hot and humid in the midwest upper mississippi river valley. the sunshine returns to the pacific northwest. we're looking at plenty of sunshine through the southwest. hopefully the weather where you are isn't for the birds. that's right. because nobody likes foul weather. i don't want to roughly your feathers with this forecast.
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football night in america. guys? >> i missed that, al. thank you very much. now something new we're calling lasting impressions. you have your own graphics with dana carvey. we had a great time the last time you were on the show. >> i want to thank the graphic team for that. >> you'll pay later. he's back this morning with his arsenal of impressions ready to take on the political world. how have you been? >> very good. quite an exciting summer. >> were you did you see any of the commander in chief deal. >> i saw all of it. trump is like this. how are you qualified to be president? because april so good. i know how to do it, okay, okay, okay, okay, okay, okay. hillary is asked about the e-mails one more time. take it easy in there. i'll be in in a second.
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do you wish you could be a fly on the wall as they prep for an event like that or debate. >> giuliani has helped trump be more presidential. the way you can win, the only way you can win this thing is you can't come off like a nut ball. you can't come off completely insane. that's the only way to go. i know that. how old are you? okay. okay. okay. okay. feel free to laugh. >> somet i with a lot of names in them to see what i can get you to do. what did you make about trump's comments about vladimir putin? >> it's clear that he loves. it's off the charts. he said i was brilliant, okay. he loved my hair. putin has him in his back pocket because he'll flatter the hell out of him if he gets elected. i like your hair and you have a very great body. you know you can have ukraine.
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>> i didn't think you would have a putin. i really didn't. nobody even knows what he sounds like. >> matt lauer is the best. he did a good job. you have a fan. >> one. >> he said last night that he didn't have a plan. i'm going to take out this family. he said that before. i'll take out their families. this is stuff you can't imagine obama doing just calling up mom. frankie the fish,ar get the boys together and go over to syria and take out isis. sure thing mr. president. we'll go over. rubber chicken. that would only work in new york. it makes no sense. it makes no sense. let me tell you something, so fabulous. so good.
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e-mails. e-mails. >> you don't even need me here for this, do you? you mentioned bill clinton a second ago. can you picture him as first gentleman if hillary clinton gets elected. >> i would want bill clinton right next to me. it's okay. calm down, baby. it's good. it's good. where are you going this weekend? okay. i'll just stay here. i'm it was so fabulous. just fantastic. >> we were talking in the commercial break when i was doing this whole football night in america thing, you're a fan. >> yes. broncos. destruction. i like cam quarter newton. sorry. only joke i got. >> we talked yesterday. >> it's amazing how much it
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even sean connery because he'll be the new james bond said i can't believe they broke up. obama needed quiet time. michelle, give me a second. i got to take a knee. something happened yesterday. taylor swift no more. >> i didn't see sean connery in the notes. >> where are we on time? >> you can have the whole hour. >> paul mccartney on mars. well i didn't know it so red. i like that. donald trump applies chapstick. there we are. so nice. okay. okay. arnold schwarzenegger enjoys a sandwich. they are just very, very quick. barack obama starts an outboard motor. hold on, michelle.
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we're back. monday marks the unofficial start of summer. jill martin is here with exclusive bargains on some must have items. a segment we call steals and deals. what do we have? >> i can't believe we're talking about fall already. here we go. deals. everything you need for fall. retail is $138. welcome olivia and alex. our beautiful models. >> cute. >> they're great. three styles. these are flattering on a lot of women. the retail is 138. deal is 39.99. 71% off. >> you can do it with tights or something like that or boots. >> a blazer and great for travel because they don't wrinkle.
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thank you so much. we were talking about scarf season. nobody looks to scarf season like carson as we mentioned. we have great deal. >> these are ombre scarves. they are cashmere scarves. available in nine colors. retail 129. deal is 26. 80% off. super pretty and would dress up any outfit. >> i want y how to tie scarfs. ladies, thank you so much. our next models are ana maria and rebecca. modeling handbags. >> these are 100% italian leather. they come in four fall colors. retail 495.
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>> nice, soft leather. thank you so much. we have to do a jewelry item. >> this i love. it's partridge jewelry. you can either get necklace or earrings. earrings have initials on it. it's nice if you have a daughter or son to wear that. necklace comes with a pearl and heart or initial. retail is 38. deal is 11.40. 70% off. a great gift. >> a good gift if you're organized you could do shopping right now. >> i can't imagine. >> day before. day before. these are cute. >> retail is 106. it's a tassel pouch but also a key chain. retail 106. deal is 32. 70% off. >> very cute. thank you so much. real quick i'll run through products. the dresses, scarfs, handbags, jewelry and the pouches and key
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we'll answer all questions. ladies, thank you so much. coming up next, martha stewart shows us the perfect way to enjoy recipes of all vegetables.
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8:47. back with "today food." >> right now there are so many vegetables. >> it's a great season. >> my garden is full. this hot weather which grew all of the vegetables. >> you'll start with roast tomato hand pies. >> tomatoes are put on a cookie sheet like this.
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roast these until they look like this. it's like 350-degree oven. this is a lot of herbs and feta cheese. black olives and oregano. very good. squares of dough. >> you make your own. could you buy store bought. >> you could. it's easy to make this. butter, flour and water and layer these little tarts with tomato and and doesn't that look good? >> coating of egg batter? >> that's agency wash. you egg wash the edges of your tart. that's what they look like. >> how beautiful. do you like them? there's more. this was grown in her garden. how cool is that. you're growing meatballs again? >> the vegetable book is vegetable based but it does have
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recipes. this is a combination of pork and beef. you can do turkey. pork and beef. just turkey. just beef. and these are little meatballs. all of the ingredients, ginger, salt, pepper, toasted sesame oil and garlic and scallions. make tiny meatballs and layer them. these get sauteed in the pan. roasted peppers. and do you they're hot. >> love them. >> you can put in lime mayonnaise. >> you start on the next one. i'm going to taste this one. this is a ricotta and kale dip. so easy to make. saute your kale. this is a little bit of olive oil and take the stems off the kale and just tear it into
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>> i love kale. >> so much fun to pick it and grow. this sautes down until it wiltz like this. add salt and pepper to this and ricotta. put in a little baking dish. bake like this. very simple. eat it with -- >> i got a super hot pepper. >> i told you. >> it's like a five alarm fire over here. that happened to me too. >> these are peppers. these are these are like seared? >> no. this is olive oil again. these are so popular in a lot of japanese shops. and just let these saute until they are browned like this. this you could taste. every other one is -- >> almost like a surprise. the first nine or good. >> i would say --
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>> what do you think? >> really good. we'll be grazing all morning long on this. thank you so much. the book by the way is beautiful. there you go. catching up with music superstar carrie underwood but first this
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welcome back, everyone. the nfl season kicks off next week here on nbc. >> carrie underwood has a new theme song and natalie got a sneak peek. >> after ten years of waiting all day for sunday night, the waiting is finally over. the iconic "sunday night football" theme television is being replaced. when the new england patriots take on the arizona cardinals this weekend on nbc, country music superstar carrie underwood will change the song. >> we've completely changed the song. it's been ten incredible years with waiting all day for sunday night and i think everybody just
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reinvigorate everything and just kind of see what we can do. it kind of hit me one day. i was, like, i have a song that would work perfectly. it's just kind of a fight, stomp, clap, gritty kind of song. we started messing with the lyrics and sure enough, it's pretty dang ? oh sunday night ? >> if the song sounds familiar, that's because oh sunday night is a retooled version of "something bad" which reached number one on billboard's country song chart in 2015. and while underwood is confident the energetic new song she came up will continue the tradition of revving up millions of viewers before the big game,
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>> there's always going to be some, you know, naysayers no matter what you do. if we kept everything the same, there probably would have been people that would be upset why are they doing the same thing and if we change it up, there will be some people that might not like that. >> either way, underwood will be watching sunday's game from her tour bus is eager for people to hear the new song. >> i'm part of this huge television show that mils people will tune into watch every single week celebrating some amazing athletes. we just kind of do our thing and have fun with it. i hope that shows. i know that will show. >> exciting. >> nice to have football back. >> it really is. by the way, season gets under way tonight. super bowl rematch. denver broncos -- do they do that on purpose? >> yes. >> broncos versus panthers. i didn't know. >> the sequel. >> the sequel. can't wait.
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