tv With All Due Respect Bloomberg August 14, 2016 11:00am-12:01pm EDT
? >> welcome to this edition of the best of "with all due respect." they have polls and politics in new e-mails. maybe bloomberg national poll outcome and both presidential nominees gave major economic features, while hillary clinton ran into more e-mail troubles. in this half, the clinton campaign could have dominated the headlines this week, instead it was the public anomalies comments that made most of the news. mr.trump: hillary wants to essentially abolish the second and limits. -- amendment.
by the way, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. although, second amendment people, maybe there is, i don't know. mark: trump and his campaign still say they are talking about voter mobilization. while some republicans, including the former campaign manager and speaker of the house, paul ryan, are going with a different point, that the whole thing was just a joke gone bad. here's what to head -- here's what donald trump had to say. mr.trump: a big part of the rig the system is the press itself, because they can take a little story that isn't a story, and make it into a big deal. it happens so much. it happens so much. and speaking of that, remember this -- we have so many things we have to protect in this country. we have to protect our second amendment, which is under siege. [applause] mr.trump: remember that. it is under siege. mark: it happens so much.
it is under siege. trump was still speaking at that rally, and hillary clinton weighed in at her own event in des moines, iowa. mrs. clinton: words matter, my friends. [applause] mrs.clinton: and if you are running to be president, or you are president of the united states, words can have tremendous consequences. yesterday, we witnessed the latest in a long line of casual comments from donald trump that crossed the line. his casual cruelty to a gold star family. his casual suggestion that more countries should have nuclear weapons. and now, his casual inciting
violence. every single one of these incidents shows us that donald trump simply does not have the temperament to be president and commander in chief of the united states. mark: two of the reasons the story is dominate in the news cycle -- many reporters are exquisite with dismissing the campaign position as an outright lie, and because some of those skeptical voices are coming from conservative twitter and the usually friendly fox news channel. both the clinton and trump campaigns are trying to raise money off of this, and has it done any permanent damage to donald trump? >> not as big as the clinton campaign thought yesterday. in part because the trump campaign stuck to its guns, pardon the pun, and suggested he wasn't making a joke about it. if the secret service investigation leads somewhere, it will do more. i basically think this is yet another thing that will be still in the public imagination come the fall. if there are republicans, both voters and elites who want to abandon the trump, they will all be choosing from a menu. susan collins chose his remarks
about three different people. it is unthinkable could seize on. i don't think it is -- it is something people could seize on. i don't think it is causing major damage yet. >> we are brand position us. right now, the negative brand position for trump is unstable. we also have an term called brand of support. this is one more support point. mark: that's where the negative is. donny: it in the list with the con issue, on the list with russians hiking into hillary's e-mails, it's in with mccain not being a war hero. now it's probably support point number seven. it doesn't change the math, he could you one more tool to play with. mark: the press should not be biased, it should covered everything. but the reality is pressed plays favorites at time. trump used to be the favorite, and now, the clinton campaign is getting better coverage. one reason this is bad for trump -- he is another big fight with the press. the press thinks he is a liar, he is mad at the press for the
way he is covering it. the more tension, the lower his chances of winning. donny: the press doesn't need him anymore. this was the story of a generation, and we are 90 days away from an election. i think the press -- i think the press by nature does lean more democratic. we know that, just to ars human beings. -- just who they are as human beings. there's a point where they are going ok, we played the game and carried you to this point. but now, a little of that bias may be coming out. mark: trump just tweeted there is no meeting or conversation ever happened between the civic service and the trump campaign -- and the secret service and the trump campaign about what was said yesterday. let's talk more about the bloombergpolitics national poll. hillary clinton has maintained some of her postconvention lead, besting him in the head-to-head race. clinton is leading with
independents, women, nonwhite voters, young and unmarried voters, as well as the college-educated. trump is still up among white men with no college degrees. people 65 years old and older, evangelicals, married voters, and voters without college degrees. we should say in the four-way race, having a green party libertarian candidate, the deficit is only four points, much lower than recent national polls as we get further away from the democratic national convention. supporters have fast different motivations for backing their favorite choice. 56% of clinton supporters say they are more pro-clinton that anti-trump. trump supporters are overwhelmingly more anti-clinton then for the republican candidate. on these topline numbers, what is your biggest take away? donny: the biggest take away from the poll is that things have not changed much. if you aggregate all of the
polls, i think 30 polls, the margin is about 7.3. the bloomberg is a little on the lower side. there's one thing i found interesting, and i'm going to quote mark halperin. you said if trump doesn't win business, he doesn't win. 61% of people think he's doing worst, the perception of him as a businessman -- mark: has gotten worse over time. donny: that's a very telling number. mark: obviously, he has to sell his business credentials. there have been stories pushed by the clinton campaign and the press that on their own. looking at his business record. it's clear that the convention, the revoking convention didn't rebuild that, although there were efforts at the convention to try and build that out. donny: bloomberg politics asked people about their opinions of president obama and the direction of the country. half approved of the job the president is doing, yet 68% said the country is headed in the wrong direction.
almost half those likely voters said democrats were to blame, compared to 22% who said it was the republicans fault. 32% said they are not sure who to blame. should democrats worry about that? it flies in the face of perception of the party in general. mark: it is a very strange mix, even as the paul blames the -- as the poll blames the democrats. even if it has been overwhelmingly the case, they still think president obama is doing a good job, getting close to his highest number since the beginning of his presidency. i can't explain it. donny: i think it is a little bit -- at the end -- the economy is not in terrible shape. that being said, and he gave a great speech, the numbers are word -- were good before that. the one thing is temperament for president. how does a guy get elected if two out of three people do not think he has to the makeup for that office? mark: the president, even at his worst moment, his approval
rating never got below 40%. he has gone from low 40's to mid 50's, recovering some people who voted for him. who maybe had lost belief in him. he has had success in foreign policy and at home, but it is a real problem for the trump campaign. when a guy who has more than half the country approving of the job he is doing, out there hitting the pavement for hillary clinton, it is a problem. donny: same numbers as ronald reagan. mark: finally, after donald trump come paint that some debates are scheduled on nights with nfl games, we asked likely voters which they would be more likely to watch on those evenings if the planned dates don't change -- football against the debates. 69% said the debate. only 26% said they would choose the game. i would be professionally
obligated to watch the debates. which would you watch? football versus the debates? donny: it depends on whether the jets are playing. they have all this technology now. mark: which would you watch live? donny: to all my fans in queens, they are going to be upset with me. i would be watching the debate. mark: picture in picture with the game? donny: those debates will be the biggest number since the moon landing. mark: i have said they will be the highly watched shows of all time, i'm getting less sure of that. they will be big, but i literally thought they would be the biggest tv event of all time. i'm not sure that's true. donny: people don't consume tv that way over all. but certainly over the last 10 years. mark: when we come back, some political television history is made when two longtime rival republican consultants come together for the very first time. right after this. ♪
>> there was famous mythology talk about the epic had field -- hatfield mccoy dispute. they are brought together by the force that can break down all walls, the specter of the orange giant himself. riding aout writing -- tandem bicycle yet, but it's good to put the feud behind us. mark: that was mark murphy. the two longtime republicans consultants have been bitter rivals until recently. but they have come together to face a new obstacle, donald j. trump. mike is with us from los angeles, and for the first time in tv history, he is joined by his new trump including mitt chum, and he worked
on numerous campaigns including , mitt romney is in 2012. stewart, what do you and mike see the same regarding trump? >> i think it proves the age-old maxim that discussed conquers gust conquers all. mike and i both have worked for candidates across the spectrum of the republican party, and have worked for people we really care about and are proud of. and we see donald trump is someone who is completely out of the mainstream of how we would like to define politics, specifically the publican party. -- republican party. >> stewart, in your wildest dream, could you ever have imagined us here? and beyond the fact that people
are bored with status quo -- what happened? is it the republicans took their eye off the ball and started to not get to the world is a populous world, whether you're coming out from the left or the right? what happened? >> i think you hit the nail on the head. the inability to imagine what might happen, that is the trump could win, helped him win. there was a consensus of which i certainly was part of. i wrote that he would drop out before iowa because he would lose iowa. i was is wrong or more than -- as wrong or more than anybody. i think that enabled him. it's like world war i, the guns of august. if you had imagine it's going to happen, and the next year, you are two years in. -- the next thing you know, you're two years in the zone. the party, there is a school of thought in the party that trump is a perfect candidate for. he is fulfilling all the sort of cockamamie fantasies, if you
just yell at the media loud enough, you'll beat the media, that we can win just with white votes. there are these, what i call the lost tribes of the amazon out there. just go up the river far enough and beat the drum loud enough, they'll come to the river bank and vote for you. it's almost like you had to test drive this to see that it was just completely nuts. mark: mike, what do you think of what brother stevens is saying? mike: we totally agree on this. half the primary voters went out and had a lost weekend bender and now they have woken up next to mrs. godzilla and it's a disaster. he hit that chord of resentment politics inside the republican primary, where the incentives are often to do anything you can do to lose the general election. now we're paying the price. stuart and i have had our disagreements. we both feel so strongly about this, we started chatting on the phone and he very graciously did the radio free g.o.p. podcast and we have a similar diagnosis. and we agree a lot about what we
have to do to clean up this mess after the election. donny: i want to ask both of you guys this question. clearly you have hit a nerve. has something else happened here? from here on, we're spoiled at home that we're going to want, demand accept, embrace, any , politician, entertainer, george clooney starts to run. part of it is it's been so fun to watch, it's not a politician, it's an entertainer. whether it's clooney or oprah winfrey. is this teeing up that every presidential election is open for business way beyond politicians? stuart: i worked with george clooney on k street and i also know donald trump a little bit. i think clooney has 75 i.q. points on trump and is a much more sensible, grounded, sane human. i don't think so. i think you're going to find that this is sort of a rejection of that and go back to an idea that governing is serious business. donny: that's my point.
if a candidate did come along that had the best of both worlds, had the q-rating, the star appeal, entertainment value and actually was an intelligent, literate, considerate person, i think we have spoiled the populace and that's something to contend with from here on in. mike? mike: i worked for arnold schwarzenegger. he was famous but he worked a lot to have policy plans and surround himself with great policy advisors, he took the governing side thing seriously. you will see more pop culture in politics. in the movie business, preaware titles. but the voters after the trump thing are going to develop more of a filter. where a kardashian is not such a good idea, but somebody who has done their homework like a clooney on the left or gary's -- gary sinese or on the right could be an attractive candidate. i think trump's mistakes will
raise the bar a little while pop culture is here to stay. mark: stuart, confused and surprised by the fact you have some republicans, consultants and office holders who say never trump. you got some who are lining up. we talked last segment about george bush being for trump. do you expect a lot of people, office holders and advisors to say, you know what, i can't be for trump and come public or not? stuart: i think it probably will happen. listen, i have tried to be very uncritical with anybody that disagrees with me about donald trump. in part, donald trump is so critical of anyone who does disagree with him. it's particularly important at this moment in our politics to allow for differences. i know a lot of well intentioned good people support donald trump , that he could be a good president. i'm not with them, but this latest monmouth poll, trump is winning 5%, winning the white vote by 5%. romney won it by 29%. he is shrinking the party. in florida, he is getting 12% of
hispanic voters. romney got 40%. there is some reason to believe romney lost. we're headed in the wrong direction. we need to be expanding instead of shrinking and we're in the shrinking business. mark: you worked with mitt romney real quick. if romney were the nominee, where would this race be? mike: ahead and winning. mark: are you guys going to work together on anything? is this a one off? mike: stay tuned for our musical, we're talking to broadway right now. mark: the broadway musical, stevens and murphy or murphy and stevens, thanks for being here. you can catch mike's podcast, radio-free g.o.p. on itunes. when we come back, a look at that new independent candidate right after this. ♪
: i next guest, his friends call him just as in. he is a former cia officer and yesterday, he announced he was running as an independent candidate for president, today he joins us here in the studio. thank you for coming. we want show you, you are
seeing this with the first time, what donald trump said in north carolina. mr. trump: hillary wants to essentially abolish the second amendment. by the way, she gets to pick -- if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks. although the second amended people, maybe there is, i don't know. mark: his campaign said they were trying to mobilize voters. what do you think of what donald trump said? >> we know what he means when he says, he suggests that gun owners should take some violent
action towards hillary, whoever it was. mark: no doubt that was a joke, but that's what he meant. >> it seems fairly clear to me. this is just what kind of guy he is. it's consistent with his pattern in the kind of things is rhetoric, the kind of things he does. it's just more donald trump. that's just the tip of the iceberg with him. mark: you are new to almost anybody in america. i want to start by asking you about an issue that's been big in the politics for the last couple of years, same-sex marriage. it happened very quickly. is now legal, are you comfortable with the way it happened for the law of the land on same-sex marriage?
>> as a member of the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, i believe in traditional marriage between a man and a woman. but i respect the decision of the court area i think it's time to move on. donny: you said you want to push for the federal level down to the state level. that is something you think should be handled by the states about the federal government. >> ideally, yes. it's been handled by the supreme court. that's what it is. >> your personal preferences the marriage should only be legal between a man and a woman, and that you accept the court and you were fine with the change? faiths is a decision of for me. my faith isn't everyone else's faith, kind and my decisions for me on those types of things. mark: you are comfortable with the law of the land. you wouldn't try and appoint justices were nominated justices who would overturn the decision? >> i wouldn't on that. mark: if you were president and there was intelligence that says there's an opportunity to kill the head of syria, would you operate -- authorize him to be
killed? >> that's just say this. if we wanted to do that, we could do that now. int is sister teacher dishes -- strategic decision that i think is driven by a strategy, if we had one. that's the issue they are, not that we can't find him very it's not like bin laden. mark: i assume you would like him gone. why not have forces kill him? >> you have to have a number of things in place. i think assad should go. another would allow him to stay there if we ever hope to defeat isis. one thing i hope the world understands is that dictators create terrorists. that is something we all have to understand. donald trump will say saddam hussein was very good at killing terrorists. that was something that was good with him.
saddam hussein creates terrorists. they create extremists. mark: you said is a former cia operative, you would be doing things very differently when it comes to isis, give us one or two were three things that you suggest -- you come from very different place in fighting isis. >> to enormous -- two enormous things are different with president obama in my view on what should be done. we the take the fight to isis on the battlefield in a much more serious way, that includes more serious airstrikes and working with indigenous forces on the ground, developing them, taking a proactive role in that regard. it includes better aligning, coming up with strategy, first of all. we need a conference of strategy to defeat isis. -- a comprehensive strategy to defeat isis. there have been issues between the obama administration and our allies because they don't agree on how we should go about
destroying isis. that is meant that some of the allies aren't as engaged in the the second thing is we need to do a better job of fighting the elegy of radical islam is spirit -- islamist. we are doing a terrible job and that regard. mark: personal savings account it is a battle of ideas. accounts,l savings private savings accounts. do you support that? >> i support most conservative solutions to preserve our entitlement program. i will not say that i am reform andthat on entitlements. but they are pushing us further and further into debt and growing our deficits are larger and larger. to do some and to get them on a sustainable path. we have to keep our commitments to our elderly, our seniors but
we have to phase in some reforms for future retirees. we just have to do it. donald trump says, he promises not to do that. actually, that is a promise that he makes publicly, but privately, he says different things. he is not being honest with the american public about that. we absolutely do have to do that. i will just say this, we are on track to be spending more on debt service payments and interest payments in about 10 years then be currently spent on defense. that is a huge, huge problem. mark: one last policy question before we go to break. vouchers, allowing kids in any school to take the money, the public money and take it to a parochial school or a charter school. do you support that? >> absolutely. the reason why i support it -- i see it as a way for children that are growing up in low income families or and families -- or in families that are below the poverty line to have a chance. i mean, this is just such a
critical thing. our educational system is 100 years old. it was made for a time when we were transitioning from an agricultural economy to an industrial economy. leave got -- we have got to have a new updated educational system in a variety of ways. and that is a very important one. donny: "with all due respect," we're not done with you yet. i want to talk more about your white house bid and how you plan to put this campaign together. it does take a village as they say. >> if you are watching us in washington, d.c., you can listen to us on the radio. at the 99.1 fm. and we will be right back. ♪ a
♪ mark: we are back with the newly minted independent candidate for president. we talked about some of your ideas. let's talk about you a little bit more. >> sure. mark: is it true as i heard you say that while you were in college you started to work the cia? >> that's right. mark: how do that start? evan: i became interested in the cia when my dad brought home a spy film.
it was on a vhs cassette. it was "three days of the condor" with robert redford. one of the best. there are a lot of spy films made every year. mark: there are a lot of payphones in that. evan: payphones used to be very important for spies, no longer. but, yeah, that movie captivated my imagination. mark: did you contact them? evan: i started reading books about the cia. couple years later, i was still in high school and called the agency and asked if there was anything i could do. i got in touch with acre cooter -- i got in touch with a recruiter. we stayed in touch for a number of years. i finished high school. i went on a mormon mission. started college. when i was in college, the hiring process started. and i would do a semester at byu, and a semester at washington. >> did your roommates know? evan: they didn't know. at that time, i wasn't undercover. it wasn't until i graduated college and went undercover.
then i went through training and on to serve. we have had -- we have not had a president since -- did you ever kill anybody? evan: i served in war and conflict zones. part of our role was to eliminate threats and eliminate those were posing threats to the country. my role was to learn about the intentions of al qaeda and other terrorist groups. the whereabouts of their operatives, and then to assist efforts to take them off of the battlefield in one way or another. donny: is that a yes? evan: i do not think answering that kind of question directly is the thing for me to do. i worked very hard and serve the country honorably everywhere i went. mark: you're asking people to vote for you as an unknown. i want to go back to what donny just asked you. you were doing some pretty intense stuff. you are not known to people, do you not feel you need to be more open about the things he went through was it young man to give -- through as a young man to
give people a sense of your life experience, and the kind of pressure she faced? evan: i believe i am totally open. mark: he asked you a direct question. evan: it's good, just sometimes veterans who have served our are asked questions like that when they are running for president, and they brag about killing people. it seems off to me, frankly. mark: we are not asking you to brag about it. we just want a sense of the kinds of things. that's a pretty awesome responsibility. evan: let me share some more information to see if it satisfies you. i certainly located terrorists , and those terrorists right arrested or sometimes killed. that is what happened. you know, other details like that, i don't know if they are important to share. but this is what we do overseas. this is what central intelligence agency officers do. this is the role. just like our soldiers are cast
with going out -- tasked with going out and facing the enemy on the battlefield in a very traditional way. intelligence officers in combat zones or in hostile zones are operating in the background doing somewhat similar things, the more quietly when necessary against top leaders of terrorist organizations. but these are things that are known. if you know that i served as an you can imagine if i am serving operations officer in the central intelligence agency you can imagine if i am serving in a , war zones, these are the kinds of things that i did. i understand that you are not asking me to brag about that. i don't mean to suggest that. i am simply saying that it's unfortunate that this kind of work has to be done at all in the world. it is necessary. it is necessary, the work of a central intelligence agency operator, as is the work of a soldier. , it's unfortunate, and not something i enjoy, per se,
talking about. donny: just pretend i was helping on your campaign. i'm talking to you first on this. you seem like a good guy, a guy i would want to do business with. tell me why, without talking about the other candidates, you are fit to be president. you seem like a really smart 40-year-old guy who was served his country, worked in the banking business. someone i would like to sit next to at a dinner party or invest in a business. it as i'm sitting here, tell me why i would vote for you. what makes you qualified? evan: absolutely. this is what makes me qualified. one of the biggest challenges the country faces is the threat of islamist terrorism. i am the only credible candidate who has any experience whatsoever firsthand fighting terrorists. i know exactly what to be done -- i know it's everyone needs to be done to the devices and such groups. on day one, i can start that process. i have 100% confident in that.
i have zero doubt. this is my wheelhouse. i look at my competitors, everything donald trump says about the topic is absolutely silly and damaging to our effort. and with regard to hillary clinton, under her tenure at the state department, she presided qaeda and and the al iraq's resurgence. that is what happened while she was there. so, the idea that she would be the person to go destroy them i think is flawed. i am the only person with this experience who knows how to work with the military and intelligence. the second thing is this. there are two more things. the second thing is my time at -- in the private sector taught me, i worked with a variety of companies in different sectors, i learned what it takes for them to thrive in a global economy. and why that is important is because they need to thrive so we have jobs here in america.
it is another challenge that the american people are facing. get back toto business. our companies need to start driving more so than they are right now -- start thriving more than they are now. so that we can get americans better paying jobs. lastly, i spent the last four years working in congress at senior levels. i have seen from the inside what is wrong with our system. broadly speaking, it is too much power is in washington, located far away from the american people. the average hard-working american has almost -- has little say in what happens in the government. this has to change, and it changes by shifting more power from the executive branch back to the legislative branch, congress, where it belongs. and more power back to the states. these of the things i know, and these are three major challenges that this country faces. mark: when we come back, we are going to talk about donald trump's cover on time magazine. and why the patience of some republican leaders might be wearing thin.
♪ donny: welcome back. we are joined by two men who are opposite sides of the aisle. in the opposite sides of our set. -- and now opposite side of our set. m, nick -- thank you for joining the show. let's start with this interesting time magazine cover about mr. trump. there is the image on the cover of him kind of falling apart. one of the things in the story that was interesting is that according to insiders, people are telling trump to take the gloves off. what would that mean? calling the present the founder -- the president the founder of isis seems to be gloves off to me. where do they want him to go? >> i would hope they are sending
him toward the issues to talk about the problems with the economy and how they can be fixed. that would offer a path to some kind of success. but now with the personal stuff. >> but that's the opposite of taking the gloves off. >> we are coming off back-to-back days, suggesting -- and theesident person running for president are the cofounders of isis. a the day before was assassinating hillary clinton. would you do everything you can just to stay under the covers and let trump dominate the news cycle? >> i worked ray super pac supporting hillary. so, what we are doing is we're talking about how donald trump is uniquely unqualified and unfit to be president. he's dangerous and out there saying incredibly dangerous and harmful things. the clinton campaign every day is out there putting a
optimistic perspective for the country. mark: what's realistic for the campaign to get done in terms of standing in the polls, or any other metric that you want to use? >> i think if they get back to the issues at some point, there is hope for the republicans this year. voters don't like either nominee. that is very clear. hillary's numbers are negative 60% plus. two thirds of americans think the country is on the wrong track because of this week -- because of his weak economy under the last seven years of obama. there is a roadmap. i think the senate republicans are going to survive because of what i laid out. mark: he thought trump's floor was 40%. under worst-case to you think that is the floor? or could he be lower? i think, you know, that is about right. i think right now he is alienated members of his own party. you see republican women sort of
fleeing in droves. we have other candidates out there, third-party candidates turning, too. it remains to be seen. there is a core support for trump. but he is playing with the floor right now. >> were talking about split ticket. what point to the lemmings start to go over the cliff? at what point do the folks sitting there with their hands on their lap, sticking with a trump, say it is survival of the fittest? do you see a moment in time? is it after the first debate if it doesn't go well? it is a certain poll number? >> i think it's the debate. i bet the record attendance for the debate will be reached in that debate. i continue the good news is most voters out there are differentiating between the republican nominee and these senate and house republicans. and so, i think that gives them an opportunity to make their case on the issues, and to win and a difficult environment.
a place like pennsylvania, where obama won by over 4000 votes in 2012 and hillary has a significant lead. that's a place where pat toomey is holding that the neck with katie mcginty. donny: as someone running a super pac for hillary, is there any kind of proactive strategic work going on participating that -- going on anticipating that this is the tip of the iceberg? that could be the smoking gun. >> yeah, look, we can't ordinate with the campaign. -- we can't coordinate with the campaign. i'm sure they have strategies they are pushing. a lot of the conspiracy theories are being pushed people who have been attacking the clintons since the 1990's. the entire campaign has been focused on e-mails. we have 75 things donald trump is saying making them uniquely -- making him uniquely unfit to be president. that is what we are going to focus on as well. mark: are you troubled by the degree to which he degraded
-- to which he exposed sensitive information to being hacked? >> i think there is a way to look backwards. but i think, we are trying to move on, and talk about the issues facing voters and their lives. pointed turn that chair into the trump chief advisory chair. it is the day after he has done a trump and said basically that our commander-in-chief is the founder of isis. he said i like to say , provocative things. but with the strategy be as what " called "the day after trump? do you agree with him doubling down? do you say "i'm sorry?" what is the playbook? donny: he gets to the office and he just woke up. what would you tell them to do?
>> i would tell him to drop the stuff and get to the economy. donny: i'm talking about how to handle, he has to answer to what he did the day before. the press is not going to let him talk. donald, did you mean that? what would be the correct response? >> move on to the economy. this is an economy it is failing. 94 million americans out of the workforce. you have the slowest economic growth for a so-called recovery in modern american history. americans are not happy. they're not happy because the economy is not working for them, especially for the folks at the bottom rung of the ladder. there is an opening. i think that is why medicine it republicans are going to survive. they need to lay out an agenda and explain where the obama years have failed the country. and it's interesting. the president's personal approval numbers have in moving up.
and good for him. the right track/wrong track is still a disaster. -- ofirds of americans of americans say we are on the wrong track. donny: come ask you one question? where did chris christie go? [laughter] did anybody notice? he should be the number one fighter of hillary clinton. >> i think mike pence does a good job or them. he puts forward a different look for the ticket. it is helpful for them. donny: if you are watching us in washington dc, you can now listen to us on radio bloomberg. 99.1 fm. we will be right back. ♪
♪ >> from our studios in new york city, this is "charlie rose." charlie: the cyber attack targeting the dnc appears to be more extensive than officials first believed. nush and hackers -- russia -- original leak in july forced dnc chairwoman debbie wasserman schultz to resign. the question remains, whether it is part of a larger effort to influence the election. joining me now is adam siegel