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join us tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m. eastern for our second town hall, the libertarian ticket, former governors gary johnson and william weld will be answering questions. i'll be moderating. thanks for watching. "cnn tonight" with don lemon starts next. >> donald trump declares war on the gop. i'm don lemon. the republican nominee says he is not quite there yet when it comes to endorsing paul ryan. he refuses to endorse john mccain. he calls kelly ayotte weak. that's not all. listen to his own words after an elderly veteran gave him his own purple heart. >> i always wanted to get the purple heart. this was much easier. >> then there's this to the mother of a crying baby. >> you can get the baby out of here. that's all right. don't worry.
i think she believed me that i love having a baby crying while i'm speaking. >> also today trump tweets president obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the united states. president barack obama simply says this. >> i think the republican nominee is unfit to serve as president. >> dana bash is here with breaking news from the trump campaign. you have breaking news tonight. what can you tell us? >> reporter: just that i'm hearing from a republican source who is knowledgeable about such matters and those matters are kind of the sentiment inside the trump campaign is that there's growing frustration about the way things have been going, that they're having difficulty staying on message, staying on strategy, based really on the past several days, starting with donald trump's response to the very hard hitting democratic convention, specifically the khans, the gold star family, and
trump responding in kind, up to today's interview with the "washington post," withholding endorsement of the speaker of the house paul ryan. even though ryan chaired donald trump's convention and was the nominating speech for mike pence, trump's vice presidential running mate. i'm told the frustration goes all the way up to paul manafort, the person effectively in charge of the campaign. the source said there's no indication that manafort wants to leave, he was just expressing his frustration and we hear that from others as well. we're going to continue to follow this and see how it plays out but certainly these are not typical times for any presidential campaign, even and especially those who are working for donald trump. and expect the unexpected. >> you have to watch press conferences and wonder if this was approved by the campaign.
especially paul manafort who wants him to stay on message. you mentioned paul ryan. this came out today. he said "i like paul ryan but these are horrible times for our country, we need strong leadership, we need very, very strong leadership and i'm just not quite there yet. i'm not quite there yet." dana, if we go all the way back, you consider the first big donald trump firestorm came in his criticism of john mccain and that sort of was the thing that stirred it. it sort of went from there, didn't it? >> it did. remember, that was during the primaries. the fact there was no backlash against donald trump was the first big indicator he was teflon don when it came to the politics of the republican primary electorate and he just kind of kept going from there. now it seems to be different because not just because of the nature of sort of the controversy but more importantly because of the electorate that donald trump needs to appeal to. he has the supporters that he had before.
he needs to -- in order to win the white house get beyond that, expand the map, expand his base. so the question now is whether or not the comment he made about paul ryan today is going to help or hurt. we'll see. >> but john mccain is speaking out as well. what is he saying? >> john mccain was very critical of donald trump. it's interesting, you mentioned the original controversy when donald trump way back when in iowa, i believe, questioned whether or not john mccain was really a war hero. at that time mccain was circumspect, he didn't say much about it. it wasn't until fast forward until now when the controversy was about the parents of a fallen soldier in the iraq war that he decided he had to speak out. that there was no question clearly irked donald trump, why was request why he said he wasn't going to endorse mccain in the republican primary that
he's having in arizona. so, look, it's very scrambled, very unclear how or if this is going to play out with the voters but what it is doing, i'm told by republican sources on capitol hill, particularly with the paul ryan situation, he's got a big reservoir of support. for people who reluctantly endorsed donald trump, they might be thinking, really, this is what we get in response? he's got a lot of support, no question. >> john mccain said he's not -- he said he's not going to support both john mccain and paul ryan. >> yet. >> he says i'm not there yet with john mccain. this is his statement on john mccain. he has not done a good job for the vets and i have always felt he should have done a much better job for the vets. i've always had a difficult time with john mccain for that reason because our vets are not being
treated properly or fairly. megan mccain tweeted tonight and said character matters. paul ryan and john mccain still supporting him but denouncing his comments on the content. this all coming after the khan family. >> megan mccain has never been a fan of donald trump, that being john mccain's daughter. i think the question now is, when it comes to the john mccains of the world running for reelection will have a pretty tough fight against his democratic opponent. and how the trump factor plays into that race, and also looking across the country to new hampshire, kelly ayotte, republican senator there, donald trump was critical of her today calling her weak. i talked to a new hampshire republican today that said it was a political gift, because democrats are trying to hard to
tie her to trump. this allows her to be independent of him saying, look, he doesn't like me, these are his own words. so there are so many complicating factors, not just about how the presidential race will play out but the next important thing, which is whether or not republicans will keep control of the senate, which is a huge focus of a lot of republicans across the country right now. >> dana bash with a lot of news tonight, including news that a source tells cnn that some of donald trump's campaign staff, even his campaign manager, paul manafort incredibly frustrated with the candidate and they feel they're wasting their time. >> can i just add one thing? as we're talking, i just got a text from jason miller, a campaign spokesperson talking about the fact that he does not believe there's anything to worry about with regard to paul manafort. jason miller saying manafort is not mailing it in, and that he's
turning out enthusiastic crowds and doing well in fund-raising. i just want to get that out to make sure they have their due. i asked for a response and i wanted to give it to you. >> we'll see. damage control maybe. thank you, dana. appreciate that. this is paul ryan's challenger, the man who has been praised by donald trump. joining me now is paul neland, running against the speaker. how are you doing? >> hey, thanks for having me on, don. great to be on. >> as you know, paul, donald trump told "the washington post" today that he's not ready to endorse paul ryan yet in the primary against you next today. are you expecting an endorsement from donald trump? >> you know, don, i don't know if that will come. i'm not really expecting it. >> do you want it? >> i'm right down the street from paul ryan's house. i've been walking around, knocking on all these doors in this neighborhood and in this town and in this district and
the question is, when has paul ryan worked as hard for wisconsin voters as hard as he has for corporate donors? the answer he hasn't. >> i understand that you're running against paul ryan, but the question is, if we can stick to it, because this is about donald trump and about you. he says good things about you, not about the speaker who has an endorsement. the question is, you don't expect one, but would you like an endorsement from donald trump? >> you know, i don't know. i say why did donald trump tweet thanks to me? you know, probably because at every opportunity paul ryan's had, he has gone against -- >> with all due respect, paul, we have a small amount of time here. yes or no, would you like an endorsement from donald trump? >> this race is not about me. it not about donald trump.
in is about paul ryan's failed fol -- policies of globalization and giving jobs to foreign workers opposed to creating jobs here at home. >> you've heard dana bash say house republicans are telling her this may backfire. what's your reaction to that? are you there? okay. apparently he can't hear me. paul, can you hear me? >> now i can hear you. i lost you for a moment. sorry about that. >> that's okay. it's live and technical difficulties. dana bash just reported house republicans are telling her this may backfire. what's your reaction? >> i don't know. all i can focus on is what's going on in this district. i will say time and again i've been focused on trade deals, bad
trade deals that paul ryan is pushing and immigration policies. enforcing existing immigration law. i don't know -- is a tweet going to turn into a huge problem? is a comment of donald trump going to turn into a huge problem? i'm knocking doors and talking to residents here about creating jobs. i've run fortune 500 businesses all over the globe. i've brought manufacturing back from mexico. i brought manufacturing back from canada. i've closed businesses and brought those jobs back to the united states. paul ryan keeps ducking me on having a debate here. he's on a break right now, he's been in the district and he's ducking me on a debate. paul ryan wants to talk about anything other than his policies. we need to have a debate here in wisconsin in front of wisconsinites on this trade deal. it's a terrible trade deal. i can quote it chapter and verse. paul ryan whipped the vote for fast track trade promotion authority and that is going to kill the living wage, going to
kill the family wage and kill the middle class. paul ryan owns that. >> mr. nehlen, you're putting me in a position i have to defend paul ryan. you're talking about issues on the campaign trail. i'm talking about the national election and the national impact of this, okay? >> sure. >> so trump has been widely criticized for his remarks about the khan family. i want to move on now. do you agree with him or not? >> look, we lost a hero. mr. trump spoke to that. mr. trump is a big boy. if you want to ask him about his comments, you ask mr. trump. i am focused on jobs for wisconsin. i'm laser focused for jobs for wisconsin. enforcing existing immigration laws. i'm not going to get distracted by the national race, because i can't affect the national race. i can affect what guess on here. and that's what i'm talking to
local voters about. >> you did say paul ryan's repeated betrayals of the gop office is beneath the dignity of the speaker's office. paul ryan has spent more time attacking trump than defending americans. so you are talking about this. you did put out a statement regarding this. how is this -- >> yeah, i did put out a statement on it. >> how is this morally disqualifying? >> when did speaker ryan attack mr. obama or hillary clinton on any of her policies the way he's attacking donald trump right now? he should be trying to unify this party. that is his role. he is the top elected republican in the country right now. shouldn't he be focused on supporting mr. trump and figuring out how he can partner with him? he's trying to tear him down right now. he should be reporting in-kind contributions to hillary clinton's campaign for god sakes. >> do you think this shows disunity, this whole thing with paul ryan and donald trump, and
that it is tearing the party apart? >> no, i don't. in fact, i think it shows disunity with one person, that is paul ryan, the mercenary champion for working against donald trump every opportunity he gets. i think the rest of the party is unified. i'm unified. >> thank you. i appreciate you coming on. >> thanks, don. when we come back, will donald trump's war with the gop derail his campaign or will the candidate rewrite the rules again? this is how you apply
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has the longe eses esest the inn title. what is your take on this? >> i know the campaign staff very well. i hired a significant portion of these people. they're exceptionally loyal to donald trump. they understand that there are ups and downs to every campaign and the campaigns will have highs and lows and these people with climb over barbed wire for donald trump and chew on glass to make sure that they get him elected. >> the main character in this, corey, is paul manafort, who took your place. so you didn't hire him. would you know what paul manafort is -- >> i know paul well. i worked with him very closely. >> you don't think he's frustrated? >> i don't think he is. paul understands in every campaign you'll have candidates that do things that maybe you didn't script. that's the luxury of donald trump.
he goes off the script. he goes off message. the american people want someone who will tell them the truth. that's what donald trump does. he speaks for the heart. >> you were with him through the primary process. do you think it's working in the general? most people have said -- every political expert -- i know he's an unconventional candidate, this is an unconventional campaign, but he needs to by vot. what worked for him in the primary will not work for him in the general. >> he's going to talk about the trade differences that he and hillary have, all these point will get donald trump elected. >> would you prefer here stuck to message? >> i think the greatest part about donald trump is people want to see what he's going to say next. he has an ability that no one else has ever had when they run for president, which is to drive a media narrative every single
day and earn that media that nobody else can do. they do that because donald trump speaks from the heart. he speaks about things that people want to hear about and he speaks in a way that people understand it and say that's how i talk, too, that's why he's been so successful in driving the media. >> i want to talk to you guys and get your response on this. this is meg whitman, who ran for governor of california, also obviously republican. hewlett pack ward executive. she said i will vote for hillary. i will talk to my republican friends about helping her and try to raise money for her, she said in a telephone interview. i want to ask you, considering, anna navarro, you're a republican on this staff, you hear what happened to kelly ayotte, others are defecting from the republican party saying they're going to vote for hillary clinton. do you think this is the beginning of that? >> i think different people are going through different processes. it's frankly for lifelong republicans who do not feel represented by donald trump, and i am one of them.
it is an excruciating process. >> enough to make you vote for hillary clinton like meg whitman says? >> you mean me personally? >> yes. >> i'm not there yet. i'm going to go into that voting booth, i'm going to vote for my republican congresswoman, i'm going to vote for senate and at the point i am right now, i'm going to write my mom's name in for president. i just can't quite get there but ly tell you, donald trump is making it easier an easier to get there by doing things like attacking mr. khan. i know meg whitman. i admire her. i was with her just a few weeks ago in utah. she's out of her mind. this is excruciating. it is so painful and offensive to see the things that donald trump keeps on saying. at some point we felt maybe he'll be more presidential after the primary. at this point i think a lot of
us would settle for him being more human, more sane, more normal, more humane, having more empathy, having more feeling, showing a heart, showing a brain, knowing that you -- knowing what the situation in ukraine is. those things would settle a lot of republican angst. >> what do you think about meg whitman? >> we're going to see a lot of democrats who will say i'm voting for trump, i can't stand hillary and some republicans say the same thing. i think all that is not the problem. the problem right now is that the trump people aren't controlling the message as well as they can. i agree there's frustration. i've never worked at a campaign where at some point there isn't a frustration with the candidate. the biggest problem, though, they're cleaning up too many messes right now and they're not controlling the message. i think trump can do that. he doesn't need to seem presidential. everybody says be more presidential. he doesn't have to be that. he does have to say, yes, we're
going to make america great again. let me tell you how we're going to get there and what that america looks like. he also has to expand beyond his own base and he keeps playing to that base but he still has a lot of college educated republican moderate women he has to talk to, a lot of independent voters and keep talking to blue collar democrats. i do think they have to make some changes. but everybody gets frustrated. but more importantly, don -- >> frustrated to the level where they're reconsidering -- they feel like they're wasting their team because he has veered off message so much since the democratic convention, which he got a bump out of the convention, most prominently by challenging the khans. >> the problem is, they have a lot on the line. they get up every morning just like corey did and put their heart and soul into this campaign.
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even donald trump probably wouldn't say this has been a good couple of days for his campaign. well, maybe he would. back with me john brabender, anna navarro and corey lewandowski. we're now hearing trump says the election is rigged against him. do you think this is the way trump hedges his bet if he loses? >> no, he's talking about
there's been massive voter fraud reported in the states in the past. if you look at new hampshire, where you don't even need to be a resident to vote. what we've seen is that people come in from other states because you've got a swing state like new hampshire and particularly in a close election like this one is going to be where four electoral votes could make the difference in the outcome of a presidential campaign, you want to make sure that you're doing everything possible so that there's no voter fraud takes place. >> how often has that happened? >> if it happens once -- >> you talk about an issue that -- >> ut wasn't that long ago in the bush/gore campaign how close the election was in florida. if one person voted that shouldn't, it's one person too many. in those states where there is no voter i.d. law or it's not enforced well or the state allows anybody at the time to come in and vote, that could be a potential problem. >> what if he wins? is it still rigged if he wins?
>> if he wins, it's a great system obviously either way voter fraud and voter participation is very important. stop voter fraud, increase voter participation. >> it's also voter suppression too, that could also force an election the other way. he doesn't talk about that issue, only the issue that he thinks may affect him. >> i think what you have is if you look at the success he's had in the primary contest with 16 other people running, massive increases in voter registration compared to the democrat primary, 14 million votes in the republican primary, more than any candidate who has ever run in the republican primary process. he's bringing new people into the fold. if you look at the numbers in pennsylvania today, 10,000 new democrats registered compared to four years ago, 100,000 democrats registered for the election process. clearly democrats have not been as motivated, at least not in the primary process as those people who joined the republican party or are voting in the republican party. >> it could be republicans who are going to vote democrat. you never know. >> unlikely. >> donald trump accepted a purple heart today from a veteran. let's listen to this.
>> a man came up to me and he handed me his purple heart. now, i said to him -- i said to him is that like the real one or is that a copy? and he said that's my real purple heart. i have such confidence in you. i said, man, that's like big stuff. i always wanted to get the purple heart. this was much easier. >> john, is this just proof that trump's core of supporters are just extremely loyal? >> sometimes donald trump deserves some criticism. in this case he did not. he was actually trying to be i think endearing about it it's easy to take these things and spin them into something that's not. i would rather see him do this
than play political analyst than saying things are rigged. people do know that donald trump does stand up for veterans. he's been great about that. he's raised money for them. i'd like to see him pivot and talk about how he's going to restore the american dream for middle income people who have been left on the economic battlefield by both parties. these are the type of things i wish he was talking more about than when he starts to play political pundit, which doesn't do his campaign ever any good. >> this is a response from khzir khan just a few minutes ago. listen. >> you had your chance, you escaped, you dodged the draft and now you want an easy purple heart in your pocket? you should give it back. call that man. i want his surrogates to call
that man and put that purple heart back on that person's chest. >> day six of the khzir khan story. what do you make of it? >> it's more of the same. we have been seeing this behavior from donald trump from the beginning, starting from the part about him claiming something is rigged. he complained and whined that the the primary was rigged. he says that if they don't treat him fairly, he was leaving the republican party. then he's saying that the debate schedule is rigged. now he's saying the general election is rigged. this is me playing my little violin for donald trump. put on your big boy pants, donald. on the purple heart stuff, here's what's incredible. this comes in a week where he has been digging a deeper and deeper hole with these attacks and the back and forth and controversy with the khans. and that clip of donald trump
epitomizes what so many of us find troubling about him. it's always just about him. he thinks the planets and monday and sun all revolve around him. he doesn't for one minute or one second say how honored he is, he doesn't say how humbled he is. he doesn't say thank you for your sacrifice. he doesn't say how hard it is to get a purple heart and what it takes. the sacrifice, he doesn't honor that. it comes in a week where he has spent the last six days in a controversy with a gold star family. instead of focusing on the disastrous interview that hillary clinton had with chris wallace on sunday regarding her e-mails, we continue digging this hole and talking about this issue. >> i've got to run, anna. >> but it's the way he's done it all along. >> thank you all. >> president obama pulling no punches today, calling donald
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president obama unleashing a blistering attack on donald trump today. listen. >> i think the republican nominee is unfit to serve as president. i said so last week and he keeps on proving it. the question i think that they have to ask themselves is if you are repeatedly having to say in very strong terms that what he has said is unacceptable, why are you still endorsing him? this isn't a situation where you have an episodic gaffe. this is daily and weekly that
they are distancing themselves from statements he's making. there has to be a point in which you say this is not somebody i can support. there has to come a point at which you say somebody who makes those kinds of statements doesn't have the judgment, the temperament, the understanding to occupy the most powerful position in the world. >> back with me now, corey lewandowski and john brabender, bakari sellers and what's your reaction, the president saying trump is unfit to serve. >> is this a surprise? barack obama is criticizing the republican nominee. >> it is surprising to hear from the president of the united states. >> it's really not. he's a lame duck president. our national debt is almost at
$21 trillion. he can't point to one major initiative that he's accomplished as the president, even when he had the house and the senate combined. so now he's out attacking the republican front-runner. this is not a surprise. it's political correctness run amuck, and it's the president trying to make sure hillary clinton becomes president of the united states. >> is that all it is angela ryan? >> don, we know better than that. first i'll point you to the american recovery and investment act, the lillian ledbetter act. i'll point you to obamacare. i know you don't like it, but my premium is down. we can go to private sector job growth. let's not lie on the president's record. the facts speak for themselves. >> bakari? >> it's definitely partisan bickering. i believe it's been about 76 straight months of private sector job growth. >> thank you, bakari. >> but this is not just something the president is doing. he's echoing the same sentiments
of people like jeb bush, george, republicans coming out, sally bradshaw, who are echoing the same sentiments. donald trump has gone from being this xenophobic, bigoted using racist terms and especially talking about judge curial. to actually showing that he has no depth and no understanding about the world around him. we can talk about the annexation of crimea, we can talk about the fact he wants to use waterboarding, he wants to -- >> corey said he's not surprised but some people are surprised that he was in the east room going this far as sitting president and some say punching down, bakari. >> it's not punching down. this is the presidenty of the united states. this is the person who wants to be the 45th president of the united states. i wish more people had courage. i think what the president did was somewhat machiavellian today because he knows by asking republicans that they need to disavow donald trump, they're less likely to do it so now they're tied to him.
but i really wish more people had the courage of ted cruz and john kasich. >> trump was on fox news tonight and responded to president obama. watch this. >> i think he's the worst president maybe in the history of our country. i think he's been a disaster. he's been weak, he's been ineffective. >> you say that the president gave trump an opening here? >> well, yeah. i think, first of all, the president doing this is almost an insult to the presidency itself. he's playing this type of politics during official business and that's wrong. let not forget this is the same president that also went over the supreme court justices earlier. the other thing is i think that it does give an opening for trump to go after the president. let's not forget it's the president who created donald trump. it's the frustration with this administration and the concerns that economically -- >> can you explain that? how did the president create donald trump? >> because the people -- donald trump is not getting all these votes through hypnosis.
what people are is very unhappy with washington. they feel disenfranchised, they think we're getting sand kicked in our face all over the world and they're looking for someone with courage to stand up to fight for things and they decided donald trump is the one who is going to do this. >> the president didn't create donald trump. >> donald trump is the exact opposite of president obama. donald trump is strong, decisive, clear about what he -- >> decisive? >> he's very decisive. >> absolutely not. >> when you look at who is best on issues of national security, hillary clinton or donald trump, he continues to win. who is going to eradicate isis, hillary clinton or donald trump? >> he does say a lot of things and then he takes them back. >> this is the president saying saying that isis was the j.v. team. [ overlapping speakers ] >> this is an elementary discussion about decisiveness.
we're not talking about the lit bulbs in trump tower. barack obama choice to pull the trigger and kill osama bin laden. let's not act as if the president has not been decisive. that is just profoundly absurd. i understand there's some disdain for the president and his policies. but the comparison between barack obama and donald trump when it comes to fitness and character, they don't add up. they're not in the same character. >> obama's comments today make it more difficult for republicans to unendorse trump. i wonder if that was his intention. what do you make of that? >> i definitely think that's a fair criticism. we know that even though corey said that donald -- or that -- i'm sorry john said that the president created donald trump, we know that the republicans actually created donald trump based on this narrative and all of the visceral attacks they've launched against the president. i think that it wasn't necessarily his intention. i hope that wasn't his intention. i think that he was trying to be
nonpartisan in saying that this is an american problem at this point. that is consistent with "the washington post" editorial we saw last week, it's also consistent with several editorial boards of t"the l.a. times" and others. congressman richard hanna today, a republican from new york, saying he cannot endorse donald trump. so i would argue even if it is in the east room, this is an american issue, and we have to vote our conscience. and our conscience is not donald trump. >> we'll continue our conversation on the other side of the break. don't go anywhere. ♪
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and it's only avaiblble at sherwin-williams. the president of the united states has an obligation to still govern the country, and if he wants to engage in partisan politics, i don't think this is the right venue for it. if he wants to go on the campaign trail with hillary clinton, absolutely he has the right to do that but also he becomes fair game for any retort that donald trump wants to put on him. i think the east room is not the place to engage in those partisan attacks.
>> let me just respond really quickly to this. let me be very clear. donald trump has been attacking the president long before he began campaigning for this important office. he is the one who was the spokes person for the birther movement and was calling for transcripts and saying that the president was an affirmative action admitty of harvard. >> did he ever release his transcripts of harvard? >> by the way, tell me about those tax returns, cory. >> did he ever release his transcripts or his admission to harvard university in you raised the issue, so just yes or no. >> in this moment -- boy, bye. you so out of line right now. >> don't raise the issue if you don't want to address it. >> two words. tax returns. >> harvard university. transcripts. you raised the issue. >> law review editor. the first black one. >> what is the importance of barack obama's harvard transcript? >> thanks.
>> how is it germane to the election? >> the only reason it's germane is because she brought the issue up. i just said, has those ever been released? did he get in as a u.s. citizen or was he brought in to harvard university as a person who was not a citizen of this country. >> why does -- >> george w. bush did not release his transcripts. >> that's fine. she raised the issue. >> i raised it to say donald trump has been attacking the president since before he was ever running for this office. you went off tangent just like your candidate and it's off message. this is why it's a second grade election. >> the problem is that people are frustrated -- >> the reason this is important to corey and the same reason it was important to donald trump is because they've made this effort, which i think is blatantly disrespectful to delegitimize barack obama. the fact is that what barack obama did while he was at harvard was become the first
african-american law review editor. angela just stated that and i think that's very important. but to question the qualifications and to say somehow he was some foreign enrollee or because he was an african-american he doesn't belong i think is disrespectful. >> nobody said that. nobody raised the issue of his race other than you. >> you think he's kenyan. you just said you think he's not from here. >> i didn't say that. >> where is he from, corey? hawaii isn't a country! >> you're the one who raised the issue of his race. if that's the issue you're still dealing with, that's your problem, not mine. >> let me just bring this back really quickly. >> one of the things is not people releasing their college transcripts but what has been common practice is people releasing their tax returns. because i think that's necessary -- i think that's germane to being president of the united states. >> not having classified documents on private servers and hillary clinton chose to could that anyways.
>> congratulations, your second tan yent of the night, corey. >> you're missing the point. he's using the office of the presidency in a way that's wrong. >> it's not wrong. it makes hillary clinton look weak and, third of all, he's wrong most of the time. >> john, you're factually inaccurate, john. >> which part? >> you want to know who used the presidency to actually campaign for their candidate, it was when ronald reagan did it from the east wing, from the white house -- >> not on official business like this. >> it was official. >> but the good news for republicans, every time obama attacks trump, it just unifies the party so i kind of hope he keeps it up. >> you know what's going to unify the country? his attacking this muslim man's parents. that's what's going to unify the
country. don't worry about the republicans. the republicans are on our side with this. your candidate is wrong as two left shoes. >> i guess the concern is that hillary clinton can't defend herself so obama has to play tag team here. >> you know that. hillary clinton has been defending herself for 30 years. she's going to be just fine. she doesn't need the president but it doesn't hurt. >> i agree, she's been a defendant for 30 years. >> i didn't say been a defendant. you're taking my word all the way out of context and that's not what i said but nice try. >> all right. there's going to have to be the last word. that was very interesting. i was going to talk about the baby that got kicked out of the rally, the most unusual heck ler i've ever seen but you know what, que sera sera. when we come back, we'll talk to ivanka trump. in damage control mode about sexual harassment.id about - be l that put out the fire storm in we'll discuss. we'll be right back.
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donald trump to the gop, drop dead. the republican presidential nominee refusing to back paul ryan and john mccain. he calls kelly ayotte weak and today he kicked a crying baby out of his rally, made a joke about the purple heart, insulted president obama and tells a viewer he doesn't think he went too far when he called hillary clinton the devil. and the day is not over yet.
it was a very busy day for the republican candidate. meanwhile, hillary clinton has a 9-point lead over trump in the latest cnn poll, but as we have all learned in this election, say it with me, anything can happen. two pieces of breaking news tonight. we have learned in just the last hour the trump campaign is telling cnn's dana bash that the campaign is frustrated with its off message candidate and meg whitman tells the "new york times" she will not only vote for hillary clinton, she will raise money and tell all of her friends to do the same. jason carol has the latest on the chaotic day for donald trump. >> reporter: increasing concerns about trump's rhetoric and another concern, donald trump, saying he's not ready to endorse paul ryan. trump telling "the washington post," i like paul, but these are horrible t