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happening now in the newsroom. >> i don't know anything about david duke. i don't know anything about what you are talking about with white supremacy or white supremacist. >> donald trump first dodging questions about the kkk, now tweeting he disavows the endorsement from former kkk grand wizard david duke. this as the candidates pile on the front runner heading in to super tuesday. >> i think if we nominate donald hillary probably beats him. >> donald trump is not a republican or conservative. he is trying to pull off the biggest scam in american political history. >> "newsroom" starts right now. hello. thank you for joining me. the search for clarity over who supports republican presidential front runner donald trump is intensifying this hour. we are talk ing about donald
trump and the kkk. trump tweeting he disavows the white supremacist david duke. trump saying as i stated at the press conference on friday regarding david duke i disavow. he hogs r posted a clip of the press conference. >> go ahead. >> how do you feel about the recent endorsement from david duke? >> i didn't even know he endorsed me. david duke endorsed me. i disavow. okay. >> reporter: this on the heels of his interview this morning on cnn this morning where he dodged the question about duke's support. >> i don't know anything about david duke. i don't know what you are talking about with white supremacy or white supremacist. i don't know. did he endorse me or what's going on? i know nothing about david duke. i know nothing about white supremacists. so you are asking me a question i'm supposed to be talking about
people i know nothing about. >> the question from the anti-defamation league is even if you don't know about their endorsement, there are these groups and individuals endorsing you, would you say you condemn them and don't want their support? >> well, i have to look at the group. i don't know what group you are talking about. you wouldn't want me to condemn a group i know nothing about. i'd have to look. i will do research and certainly would disavow if i thought there was something wrong. give me a list an i will let you know. >> i'm just talking about david duke and the ku klux klan. >> i don't know david duchblgt i don't believe i ever met him and i don't know anything about him. >> what are you learning about the history of david duke and donald trump? >> what's so interesting about this, he told our own jake
tapper he didn't know david duke. going back to 2000, 16 years ago, donald trump said when he was running for the reform presidential party he decided not to run for that nomination. here's what he said back then. he said "the reform party now includes a klansman, mr. duke. this is not company i wish to keep." while donald trump may not know him personally he knew of david duke and his affiliation with the kshs kk. it is important to remind our viewers that he is the former grand wizard of the white supremacist group. when he was asked a question, trump said that david duke endorsed me, okay, all right. i disavow. okay. what was interesting about that is after his interview with jake tapper today where he said he needed to look in to this, trump tweeted, as i stated at the press conference on friday,
regarding david duke, i disavow. what is interesting about the timing of the tweet it came after his republican rivals started to hit him on. this ted cruz tweeted this, really sad, donald trump you are better than this. we should agree, racism is wrong and the kkk is abhorrent. marco rubio also taking the opportunity to knock trump saying the republican party should not at anytime nominate someone that will not repudiate the kkk and the republican party spokesman saying of course the gop does and has denounced hate groups and people. this you have a lot of people weighing in on whether or not donald trump knew about david duke. as you can see behind me, we are getting ready for the rally. we will see if he has anything to say about this. i reached out to the trump campaign to see if he will
explain why he made the remarks he did to our own cnn's jake tapper earlier today. i haven't heard back yet. we will see in a few minutes here what mr. trump has to say. >> we know similar to yesterday he said he has satellite on his plane and he is able to listen to the live coverage of anything and everything that people are saying about him. he clearly knows about the back and forth. the questions about the sequence of events. is it a strong feeling that he's likely to bring it up, similar to how he brought up marco rubio's rant over donald trump yesterday? >> that's right. donald trump does have some explaining to do. he's never been shy to use these rallies to explain it. we will see what he has to say to this crowd and whether this crowd, if this is something the crowd cares about, but certainly an opportunity for donald trump to explain why on friday he
disavowed david duke. why with our own cnn's jake tapper today he said he needed to look in it to and tweeting oh, i do disavow it. very interesting what messages he is trying to send. a mixed message at this point. we will see if he takes the opportunity to clear it up. >> thank you so much. keep us posted there from madison, alabama. meantime, rub kbroe owe hopes virginia will give hail much-needed win against donald trump in the republican primary there. he has four events in the state today where he's been telling voters that trump is a con artist. rubio took special aim at trump. >> this is why i'm fired up this morning. he had an interview on cnn and asked repeatedly on cnn to repudiate david duke, who is a well-known white supremacist racist and he said he doesn't know who david duke is. but the fact is that in the early '90s, or some point, ten,
15 years ago when donald trump was thinking of running for president in the reform party, one reason he said he wasn't going to run is because david duke was part of the reform party. so he knows exactly who david duke is. he was asked this morning, two times, will you repudiate and condemn the ku klux klan and he refused to do that, as well. we cannot be a party that nominates someone who refuses to condemn white supremacist and the ku klux klan. we cannot be a party that does that. by the way, not only is that wrong, it makes him unelectable. how are we going to grow our party with a nominee that refuses to condemn the ku klux klan. don't tell me he doesn't know who the ku klux klan is. this is serious.
>> our jason carroll is covering the rubio campaign. voters in virginia have been liking what rubio has been saying about trump. >> they have been responding to it. any indication might be the larger crowds we have seen showing up at rubio events, not just here in virginia, outside of richmond but huntsville, alabama and as well as dallas, texas where we have been following him along. it is striking a chord with the rubio supporters, wo are saying where was this marco rubio weeks ago? they were wondering if he had come out weeks ago hitting trump hard on a number of issues, perhaps he wouldn't be trailing in the polls like he is now. in terms of how it is resonating with him, the recent attack, we expect to hear more at that rally, which is expected to get underway any minute here. i can tell you in terms of speaking to folks out here about this criticism, calling him a
con man, attacking him about his business practices, attacking him even personally. they say they realize this is a candidate that needs to do whatever he needs to do to stop donald trump. rubio is saying the same thing. when asked did he think it was too little too late, rubio said i don't think it is too late, at least not at this point. look for him to step up attacks on donald trump. >> all right. thank you so much. keep us posted. let's talk more about this now with the root.com politics editor jason johnson, cnn political analyst john avalon and julian -- have have a professor of history at princeton university. good to see you all of you gentlemen. jay son, you first, earlier this month, cnn reported that white supremacists were making robo calls supporting flump iowa and new hampshire and we hear they may expand calls to two super tuesday states.
do you think the trump campaign would know about this? and in some way that kind of robo calling influencing how he handle the whole thing dins since friday. >> donald trump has had known white supremacist and klans members at his rallies. they have beaten up protesters and advocated. he knows this is part of his support group. i'm not surprised he is denying it and i don't think it will make much difference. he is not going to reject a part of his constituency, especially when he is riding high in the polls. >> is that what this is about, not ail yn nating a certain portion of his constituency. what is behind this language or the sequence that is strange? >> let's stop trying to dignify
his attempt to clean up a mess he created. of course he will say this turns out, refusing and condemning the kkk and david duke didn't work so well. who would have thunk it. it is not a tough call or question and his repeated refusal to con testimony them is more than a dog whistle. it's a dangerous sign of who he is and a sign the people who are lining up behind them. this is not as much as a political decision as a moral decision, the direction of the republican party and the kind of person you want to associate yourselves. for the trump conservatives that love to go on tv and defend their guy they don't seem to be here now and i look forward trying to spin their way out of this one. >> this tweet, are you kidding of course the gop has and does ne denounce hate groups people. so julian, does this perhaps say
that donald trump answers to no one. he is speaking for himself and doesn't concern himself being in step with the gop. >> donald trump has been sending mixed messages throughout the campaign. i think he does it on purpose. that's a way to appeal to many con tich wednesdaycys at once. we are going in to super tuesday. there are pockets of the electorate that are very hostile to issues involving race relations. when he said he doesn't know about white supremacy and david duke, he is sending a signal to them. then he has the opposite message for everyone who might be concerned. >> it's strange because with that acknowledgment -- sorry to interrupt you, but then he hears what so many representing the gop said today and others outside of the party and then reminds people he was on record as saying that he disavowed the klan and david duke as early as this past friday. >> that's the point. both messages are out there.
he can use both to appeal to different parts of the electorate. >> okay. let's talk about the democrats. this is all too confusing, isn't it, as it pertains to donald trump. bernie sanders was clobbered by hillary clinton in south carolina yesterday. he responded this morning. >> we got decimated, george. we got decimated. the only positive thing for us is we won the 29 years of age and younger vote and that was good but we got killed. >> he said he got decimated, jason. how does a bernie sanders recover? what can he say? what can he do to convince super tuesday states to say ignore what happened in south carolina. think of what happened in new hampshire. >> you can't get people to ignore a rocky level beat down. he got beat bad in south carolina. i don't think he expected to lose by that large of a margin. >> he spent a lot of time in
south carolina. >> a lot of time, money, endorsements and effort. on one hand, we have to remember there's a lot of race to go. two apparently hillary dade better jochblt bernie has to remember in super tuesday he has to keep the margins thin. he can't let hillary clinton run up a score or this race will get out of sgland let's pause for a moment and go to bernie sanders who's talking right now. see if he says anything about his strategy leading up to super tuesday. >> a few have us in the lead. [ cheers and applause ] as all i don't have you know, on tuesday, super tuesday, over 800 delegates in 11 states are going to be selected. 77 of those -- while many of the delegates will be select here in
oklahoma. [ cheers and applause ] i hope very much you will be participating here in oklahoma on super tuesday. [ cheers and applause ] football, enaknow you are enthusiastic able football, i know that. football is a spectator sport, unless you are on the field. democracy is not a spectator sport. when we talk about making a political revolution, what it means is we are going to change the political culture of america. what that means, and this is not easy stuff.
this is pretty revolutionary stuff, is millions of people, including many in oklahoma, many in my home state of vermont who have given up on the political process. people saying why should i vote? i look at what goes on in washington. these guys could care less about me. we talk about young people having never participated in the political process. what our job is to revitalize american democracy. to have one of the highest voter turnouts on earth, rather than one of the lowest. >> brnz bernie sanders there saying that he is moving in to super tuesday with momentum, despite the fact that he lost. he was smashed by hillary clinton, his competitor in south carolina. you heard hillary clinton in her concession speech last night saying, kind of in response to donald trump as we have been talking about the whole back and forth involving the kkk saying america is great. what she wants to do is make
america whole. governor john kasich almost repeating a similar refrain. now talking to supporters in massachusetts saying there is no time for hate. let's listen in. >> i guess every day i wake up there is another crazy thing happening in this campaign. apparently today, i don't understand it but donald trump refused to disaassociate himself and condemn white supremacists. every day it is another thing. yesterday i listened to the -- that's horrific, right? we don't have any place for white supremacists in the united states of america. it just doesn't make any sense to me. [ applause ] he really needs to make his position clear. he ought to do it quickly. yesterday, they were hurling so much insults back and forth. you know, some people say, well, you know, you are a measured
man. you are a positive guy. really you need to mix it up more. some people say, and really give it to them and all of that. i was thinking about it on the airplane over here. see, you know, when you have been in government and you have made things work -- let me tell you, i have never been in a go-along or get-along guy. i may have stepped on a lot of toes. i never like to think i made enemies, but a bunch of them are coming out now and criticizing me. let me explain to you that like many of you i grew up in the family where we didn't have any power. my father was a mailman. carried mail on hi back and delivered mail to our house. when i was a kid, i wanted to be more than anything else , i wanted to make the little league
team. this was my big dream when i was a little kid. we'd run out in the field and have a number attached to our back and we'd get to the plate and swing as hard as we could. >> john kasich there really talking about the the harmony he wants to help promote on the heels of this dust up involving donald trump and his comments about think klan, whether he disavowed it and then he seemed to be wishy washy on it and then once again today disavowed. back with my panel now. i wonder if i can ask you, do you believe, especially after hearing these comments from bernie sanders, john kasich, you heard from the gop, representatives of the party, might this be a turning point as a result of what transpired since friday as it pertains to donald trump and how he handled the discussion and q and a about the kkk. >> we have heard it so many
times before, including his remarks about muslims that it is hard to reach that conclusion. one of the things he's done is pushed boundaries of what is permissible and it has not blown back against him. i think at this point it would be premature to safe this is a turning point that will work against him. >> i wish i could say this would be a change, a dose of cold water on the people flirting with donald trump. as julian was saying, this campaign has been dominated by donald trump, pandering toe outer reaches of politics, playing the hate, fear and division card and masquerading it as entertainment and it hasn't hurt him a bit. we will see if this is the change. that is a character reference and a gut check for the republican party. if it doesn't, then i think that becomes a whole other conversation for the republican party and the country need to have. if this isn't an easy call,
folks you have to look in your own heart and system and the lack of representative turn out in the primaries pollutes the process. >> the "new york times" today you see the gop, a concerted effort to stop donald trump according to their reporting. a moment like this, how does this potentially backfire for the gop if there is this concerted effort in a land of democracy to say you are not the guy we want. you are not the one to represent the party. we don't want you to win. >> they can't be disingenuous. it is not like the pub can party hasn't played footsie under the table with white supremacist groups. and i will use the word terrorist because the kkk is a terrorist organization and that's how it should be described. we have to remember this, like if you were a boerks you don't want to win on points. you want to knock somebody out. if the republican party tries to cheat donald trump out of the
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welcome back. big name celebrities are skipping the oscars and lending star power to the people of flint, michigan. the group black out for human rights is hosting a free star-studded event dubbed #justice for flint. the gathering is open to the public and organized to raise awareness of the flint water crisis. joining us is a member of blackout for human rights, jessie williams of grays anatomy. what's the ples message you want conveyed through this event? >> black out for human rights wanted to on a basic level show up for the people of flint and be pa ort this the community and let them know we see and hear them and want to give them an opportunity to voice their theirtive on a national scare. giving them a chance to
participate and give relief, entertain and be counteder and to stand alongside them during this horrible atrocity, state-sponsored violence and we want to address it. >> this is to offer temporary comfort and let people know in flint, those who felt forgottenen about that you and others are not forgetting about them. what do you think needs to happen for justice to be served for the people there? >> well, the temporary element is tonight's event. that's why we have a fund-raiser element, as well, text to donate, text justice now through midmonday and that we are raising 100% of the proceeds, completely separate from the production costs that we take in ourselves, those proceeds go to a community action fund for the people of flint. on the advisory panel is
dr. mona to make sure the money goes to the people of flint. >> this is not a coincidence you are doing it on the night of the oscars. the oscars have been blasted for the lack of diversity with many -- >> it is a complete coincidence. >> really? >> it is a complete coincidence. >> yes. >> it is hard to believe. explain that? >> oscars are not a -- oscars are not part of the conversation. the people here need our attention and we decided to make it happen. last week of black history month. we want to capitalize on momentum, very grassroots organization, this network and we decided to make our move, take our show on the road and go where we are needed. >> even though it is a coincidence, chris rock is the host. he has tweeted his sentiments about the lack of diversity, are
you hoping he will use his platform as the host to take the discussion further about the -- there we see, you know, his tweet, you know, the white b.e.t. awards. do you think it is important for him to take it further. >> i haven't seen his tweets but i'm certain he will. he is a great speaker and comedian and in particular on handling issues of politics and race and frankly white power . he finds -- he's one of our best at being able to do that with a sense of humor that cuts to the core of the issues i'm sure he will hold a mirror up. >> can you paint a picture for me of hollywood and for black talent and the lack of nominees, people of color, at the root of that is it because in your view the academy is dominated by
white males? >> well, i certainly cannot speak for all of black hollywood or hollywood. i think we should probably keep in mind that the oscars are an award show after films have been made and marketed. they are not making film s or green lighting or casting films. they are not deciding to make them in africa with nonafrican actors. they are not doing, they are not creating the films. they are giving awards afterwards. let's not treat the symptom. go to the sickness if we feel there is something that can be improved in in the way we use media as marking. >> before i let you go, how important it is for you to be a part of this? >> it's absolutely personal. it has been an incredible part of my life. what we have here is environmental racism, the
government systemically poisoning its citizens and children with a known neuro toxin. it is heinous. it didn't happen for two months or six months. it happened for two years than lied about it and funneled in their own water. it is disgusting and if these people are americans, or it is happening on american soil, america should be pretty upset if the government is poisoning its citizens. it should be a big deal and not separated by class or race. i think we should be behind on this and sort this out right away and get adjudication. >> jesse, thank you for your time. the best tonight. next, we are also waiting for hillary clinton to take to the stage in nashville, tennessee. a day after her sweeping win in south carolina. we'll take you there.
victory lap of sorts in nashville. right now she's about to take to the stage right there riding high after her big win in south carolina. african-american voters there rallied to her side in record numbers in the palmetto state. exit polls show she got 84% of the black vote in the south carolina democratic primary, compared to 16% for bernie sanders. jeff zeleny is with the clinton campaign today. jeff, hillary clinton must be breathing a huge sigh of relief. at the same time we heard her say last night she's not taking any vote for granted. what might her message be in nashville that is different from other places like alabama yesterday? >> she is not taking anything for granted but you can feel the shift in the mind of the campaign and democrats who have been following the race carefully. the month of february is ending so much differently than it started. the clinton is in the driver's seat. the commanding front runner in this field.
it wasn't just the win in south carolina. it was the size and scope of that win. the only question here is if it holds up on tuesday when 11 democratic states are holding their contest as well. tennessee, georgia and arkansas. that's the next hurdle for the campaign. no reason to believe she's running strong in those states, as well. we were with bernie sanders last nigh when he was in rochester and it was a different moment for bernie sanders. there was a serious tone, a sober tone, a somber tone. he of course is fighting ahead and there are so many more delegates to go. more than half of the delegates are to be selected in the month of march aloan but no doubt it is a different moment in the party. before hillary clinton stopped at this university she was in a coffee shop and asked about the donald trump comments and she said that is ma thetic. that is her response. she did something she has not
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the search for clarity over who supports republican presidential front runner donald trump is intensifying this hour. trump stweeting today he disavows the white supremacist david duke. trump saying "as i stated on friday regarding david duke," i disavow. he posted a clip of the press conference. >> go ahead. >> how do you feel about the recent endorsement from david duke? >> i didn't know he endorsed me. david duke endorsed me? all right. i disavow, okay. >> this on the heels of his interview this morning with jake tapper on cnn's "state of the union" where trump dodged questions about duke's support. >> i have to look at the group. i don't know what group you are talking about. you wouldn't want me to condemn a group i know nothing about.
i'd have to look. if you would send me a list of the groups i will do research on them and certainly i will disavow if i thought something was wrong. you may have groups in there that are totally fine and it would be unfair. send me a list of the groups and i will let you know. >> i'm talking about david duke and the ku klux klan. >> i don't know anything about him. >> donald trump came out with a tweet reminding people of what he said in the friday press conference. marco rubio and ted cruz criticized trump for not denouncing the kkk today. all right. donald trump said he doesn't know anything about these groups. drew griffin has done reporting on white supremacist groups, actually doing robo calls for
trump. >>. >> the message in three voices, we are white supremacists, donald trump is our man. >> we don't need muslims. we need smart well-educated why people. >> i support donald trump. this call is not authorized by donald trump. >> reporter: the american national super pac is confederation of white supremacist groups across the u.s., jarrod taylor on-line editor of an outlet of one white nationalist group called american renaissance is one of the voices on the call. >> most white people would prefer to send their children to white schools and flif white neighborhoods and are disturbed by an immigration policy making the united states majority nonwhite. when donald trump talks about sending out illegals, building a wall and a mor tore rum on
islamic immigration that is appealing to a lot of white people. >> he says he is a white advocate and not supremacists. and thinks whites should live with white and blacks with everyone else, muslims he said should get out. >> they want to pray five times a day,
stop the assembly line. foot baths before prayer, women only swimming pool hour and some of them want to kill us. why should anyone want more muslims in the united states? >> many of the things you are saying would interpret as vile and racist. >> they can call me all of the names they'd like. what i am saying is natural, normal and healthy. >> do you think that donald trump wants your support? >> i don't know whether he wants it or not. i think he wants support from
everyone. whether or not he would agree with me is another matter. remember, it is i who am supporting donald trump. not donald trump who's supporting me. >> reporter: contacted by cnn, the trump campaign did not speak about taylor, his group or the group's white nationalist ideas. simply stating, mr. trump has disavowed all super pacs offering their support and continues to do so. to be clear, the american national super pac says it has nothing to do with the trump campaign and has no communication with donald trump. its white nationalist members, just like trump, who are willing to support him, whether the candidate welcomes them or not. >> just to button this up. >> yes. >> all of those views that you hold. >> right. >> donald trump is your man? >> well, he's the best man so far. >> that was drew griffin reporting. that story originally aired on february 5th. so what does donald trump's wife think of his campaign? she will tell anderson cooper
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ted cruz says if dup kreif trump would lose. cruz went after trump and the issue of a u.s. supreme court nomination. >> last week at the debate, we had a real moment of clarity on this. hugh hewitt asked about religious liberty in the court. and i made clear that i spent last two decades of my life fighting to defend religious liberty. [ cheers and applause ] and donald trump jumped in and said, ted, you've got to learn to compromise. you've got learn to get along with the democrats. he said, ted, i've known a lot more politicians than you have. and he's right.
he supported more democratic politicians. heck, george is looking at him going, man, that guy supports a lot of liberals. but donald said you have to be prepared to compromise and cut a deal. let me tell the people of oklahoma this. i will not compromise away your religious liberty rights. i will not compromise away your second amendment right to keep and bear arms. and i have no intention to do what donald trump is intending to do, which sitting down and agreeing on a liberal to replace justice scalia on the supreme court and take away our rights.
>> joining us is controversy phil mattingly. does he feel some momentum? >>. >> reporter: i think, fredricka, down south he does. but he needs one of those primary states that make up the backbone of ted cruz's campaign. if he fails, his campaign might as well. you heard some of the attacks on donald trump. those have come out in a sharpened form over the last couple days. the reason is simply this. donald trump in many of the southern states with double-digit leads. ted cruz needing to cut into that. oklahoma is a state where his team feels confident. the polling is pretty much in flux. he feels like in oklahoma, in places like georgia and possibly tennessee he can make a move and if he doesn't make a move, fredricka, there are big problems in his campaign. >> i wonder, and no candidate wants to talk about things not going their way.
they want to stay positive. but one has to wonder whether ted cruz's camp reveals, what if i doesn't do good in texas and oklahoma. which he has felt good about but now two days from super tuesday, he may not feel as confident. >> reporter: there's been news over texas the last couple of weeks. texas is huge for ted cruz. in he loses texas, his campaign is all but over. but it is not just about winning the state, it is about winning delegates. he has plans to wrap up as many of those as possible. that's crucial, fredricka. >> all right, phil mattingly, from tulsa, oklahoma. appreciate it. now, hillary clinton fresh on the win in south carolina, talking to supporters there. >> -- barriers in the way of america fulfilling its way of its potential and every american
fulfilling his or her potential. when you come down to it, we have a lot of barriers to tear down together. we have economic barriers. barriers that stand in the way of having enough good jobs for rising incomes. for everybody willing to work in order to get ahead. i think we should do much more. working between the government and the private sector to create jobs. you know, we need more infrastructure jobs. our roads, bridges, tuns, ports, airports, you name it. we have to to do, america, and it is work that can't be exported. it has to be done right here. in tennessee and across our country. we have work to do that is invisible work. water pipes. sewer pipes. just remember what's going on in flint, michigan. a city of about a hundred thousand, mostly poor, mostly african-american, where the people there, including babies,
have been drinking lead-contaminated water for nearly two years. those pipes are old. those pipes are leaking and those pipes are leaching. chemicals like lead in the water you bathe in and water you drink. and all that happened because the government of that state wanted to save money. so we have work to do. we have worked to really fix what is fundamental to every person. clean water. every person in america should have access to clean water. they don't have to worry about. we also have work to do to bring back manufacturing to america. we have to change the tax code. so that you get rewarded for bringing jobs to america, not exporting jobs from america.
i'm one of these people who think we can actually build things again in our country and eve seen it. we have visit soemd places. we are entrepreneurs and we are getting together to do different things for advanced manufacturing. we will have skills and make sure we are ready to do that work. and i also believe the best way to combat climate change is by creating clean renewable energy jobs that will change the way we produce energy in the country. now, i got to tell you, you know, that when the republicans are asked about climate change, they all say pretty much the same thing. i don't know, i'm an scientist. now there's really easy remedy for that. go