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the only way week lose, in my opinion, i really mean this, pennsylvania, is if cheating goes on. >> this is the biggest load of bull i ever heard. >> he refuses to do what every other president has done in decades has done and release his tax returns. >> a lot of the folks out here say they did not expect it to happen this way. they thought they'd get a rain and some flooding maybe up to their front porches. terrifying scene out here in saint helena parish.
>> simone manual becoming the first african-american woman to ever win an individual swimming event. good morning, and welcome to saturday, we're so grateful for your company as always. >> "cnn newsroom" begins right now. >> we want to begin with the 2016 campaign. new polls from battle ground states across the nation showing a potential uphill climb for donald trump now. hillary clinton holding leads in colorado, florida, north carolina, and virginia according to nbc, the wall street journal. trump's poll problems do not end there. chris frates digging into the numbers. i know you are focusing as they are, on pennsylvania with this report. >> yeah, that's right, but first let's take a look at the rough couple of weeks donald trump's had. they seem to be playing out in all the polls. in the recent nbc poll it shows clinton leading. in florida she's up five.
virginia, she's leading by 13. in colorado, leading trump by 14 points. now, trump who you all know is a huge fan of polls when he's leading has taken an argument the soystem is rigged. trump argued the only way he could lose the state is if there's funny business. >> the only way we can lose in my opinion, i really mean this, pennsylvania, is if cheating goes on. the only way they can beat this in my opinion and i mean this 100%. if in certain sections of the state they cheat. okay? so i hope you people can sort of not just vote on the 8th. go around and look and watch other polling places. and make sure that it's 100% fine. >> now, trump provided no evidence that there's any cheating going on in pennsylvania.
the accusation comes as trump is badly lagging in the polls there against hillary clinton. and that's a state that's critical if trump's going to win the white house. a recent quinnipiac poll of likely pennsylvania voters shows clinton beating trump by ten points. 52% to 42%. today, trump's campaigning in connecticut which like, pennsylvania, hasn't voted for a republican presidential candidate since wait for it, 1988. but unlike the keystone state where trump is hoping to win by appealing to the working class white voters, connecticut, pretty solidly blue state. with trump lagging, clinton in those key battle ground states we talked about. the decision for his campaign to go to connecticut raised a lot of eye brows, trump's campaign guying insisting they think connecticut is in play. >> all right. chris frates, good to see you, thank you sir. let's bring in donald trump campaign spokesperson katrina
pearson. good morning. >> good morning. >> donald trump says the only way he loses pnennsylvania is i there's cheating. i had a panel who said neither was able to say whether he was sarcastic with the comment or s sincere? >> he meant it. he was feeling like there has been voter fraud in the past, there have been election board members in pennsylvania that have been arrested. just on monday -- we haven't seen this reported yet -- but abc reported that there is a potential problem with the electronic voting machines. they cited a document released by the brennan justice center. there could be a problem there. >> so donald trump was sincere with the statement that the only way they can beat him is if democrats cheat? >> he did say i feel. so this was a moment --
>> but he always said and i mean this 100%. so if a man, any man whether he's running for president or sitting across the table says i mean this 100% should we not assume he's being sincere some. >> yes, mr. trump feels like he absolutely has the edge in pennsylvania regardless of the polls have come out. you did mention the polls earlier. we have seen cnbc leave out the waiting of the affiliation in the parties. >> what's the evidence that if he loses it's because they cheated? >> there is no evidence because the election hasn't occurred yet. >> why make the comment? donald trump has no evidence -- >> it's a concern. it is a concern that there is election fraud, particularly with the electronic voting machines like i said abc reported this just on monday. and it's a concern we should all be worried about as americans.
>> that's what donald trump said. donald trump didn't say that i'm concerned that there will be something awry in november. what he said the only way -- let me directly quote him. i don't want to paraphrase. the only way we can lose in my opinion i really mean this pennsylvania is if cheating goes on. the only way they can beat it in my opinion, and i mean this 100%, is in certain sections the state they cheat. he's not just concerned. he's saying this is the only route to a loss. >> and you just quoted him in my opinion. because there is a concern with the electronic voting machines. i just told you that there have been election board officials of the state of pennsylvania that were arrested for tampering with voter machines. this is not far fetched. election fraud in this country has been a concern for a very long time which has not properly been addressed. i think we should address it. >> it isn't something that's wide spread. let's move on.
>> if one county can determine an election that's a problem. >> let's move on. i want to go to mr. trump's statements as president obama as the founder of isis in his sarcasm. >> obviously i'm being sarcastic. then, but not that sarcastic to be honest with you. >> sarcastic but not that sarcastic. which is it was he being sarcastic or not being sarcastic? >> well, i guess it depends on the interpreter. of course it was sarcasm. he didn't mean that barrack or hillary clinton founded isis in the litteral sense. if you play out that entire discussion he talks about the policies that absolutely gave rise to the formation of isis. this is something that general flynn had reported in august 2012. barack obama and hillary clinton
ignored the dia report which told them if you arm the resistance, you will feed isis and an islamic state was formed. he said this wasn't a blind eye. this was willful ignoring of the intelligence. >> you know that isis actually started in 2004 with aqi al qaeda in iraq and then morphed in 2006 the islamic state in iraq. this is not something that started during the obama administration. there is an argument to be made and i think in these conversations on television many people have said there is a path there for donald trump. he's saying that he was sarcastic but not that sarcastic about something that happened in 2004. >> if you're moving into -- if you want to go way back, we can look at the troop surge. and after 2007, al qaeda was essential in ashes. it was barack obama and hillary clinton who then destroyed the entire rollout by wanting to pull out early, announcing their
plans, ignoring intelligence and that's the reason why isis is a global issue and not a -- >> barack obama in 2004, is that what you said? >> no, i said afterwards. after the surge when al qaeda was in ashes. entering barack obama and hillary clinton -- remember we weren't even in afghanistan by this time, barack obama went into afghanistan creating another problem. it was hillary clinton and her incidents in libya. they armed the rebel and funding them. >> you're saying barack obama took the country into afghanistan post 2009 is that what you're saying? >> what i'm saying is, the policy -- you just said we weren't in afghanistan. >> barack obama and hillary clinton -- that was obama's war, yes. >> okay. >> mr. trump is saying -- >> we've got -- >> the policies of barack obama and hillary clinton ignoring
intelligence created the hot bed for global terrorists to travel the world under the name of isis. >> katrina, thank you, stay with us. we've got more questions here. we're going to do this for another block. katrina pearson, spokes woman for the trump campaign staying with us, we'll be right back. a . ...that stood up to the humidity of a shower this steamy... ...or even this steamy? if it's a matte finish paint, and can resist any amount of moisture... ...is it still paint? aura bath & spa from benjamin moore. paint like no other. ♪ the sun'll come out for people with heart failure, tomorrow is not a given. but entresto is a medicine that helps make more tomorrows possible. ♪ tomorrow, tomorrow... ♪ i love ya, tomorrow in the largest heart failure study ever. entresto helped more people stay alive and out of the hospital than a leading heart failure medicine. women who are pregnant must not take entresto. it can cause harm or death to an unborn baby.
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because in 2004 as i stated in the last segment that aqi, al qaeda in iraq was started by a t zarqawi and then it later became the islamic state in iraq and syria. >> after the -- but, also -- >> in 2004 -- we weren't -- >> this was also obama saying that they were the jv team. again. the incompetence of even recognizing the threat while he was in office. and then to make it worse, going into libya and creating a vacuum, leaving all of those weapons behind essentially arming the enemy? >> i hear that argument, that's not the argument that donald trump has been making. he has made over the last several days that barack obama was the founder of isis and said it was sarcastic. he's put his supporters and his surrogates as we saw this morning in a really difficult place. not knowing when he's being
sincere, when he's being sarcastic. i want you to watch over the last two weeks some of the acrobats some supporters have had to go through on cnn. watch. >> isis is honoring president obama. m he is the founder of isis. >> the point he's trying to make is the contrast that exists -- >> i feel deeply for the loss of his son, mr. khan has no right to stand in front of millions of people and claim i have never read the constitution which is false and say many other inaccurate things. the first amendment to the constitution allows mr. khan the right to stand on stage and say whatever he wants. why would mr. trump say he doesn't have that right? >> that's not what mr. trump is -- >> that's what the statement said. >> if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. although the second amendment people, maybe there, i don't know. >> although the second amendment
people is, could mean you can vote against her. that's exactly what he meant. >> the tape is of the people, taking the money of the plane, right? that means that in order to embarrass us further, iran sent us the tapes. >> i would think if he makes that claim, surely he's got a tape to back it up. again, i have no idea. >> he's not going into ukraine, just so you understand. he's not going to go into ukraine. you can mark it down. >> he doesn't always say things perfectly. he speaks from the gut emotion he has. what we saw here was the fact is when trump said when i'm president. he cleared it up in a tweet. >> you see that's just the last two weeks we've gone through where donald trump said something that was unclear and untrue in the case of a $400 million on a pallet going to iran. he's leaving his supporters to
figure that out. is that not dangerous for a president to not be clear and precise. sark sarca sarcasm, does it have place in the oval office s? >> if depends if you're the media talking about a democrat or republican. when she was asked about cleaning her server, she asked with a cloth? you don't see that kind of discussion when mr. trump is giving an actual policy discussion like he'll be giving on monday. again, this was the media taking little things he says to try to fit the agenda and the narrative to paint mr. trump -- >> though weren't reporters who were having difficulty understanding and conveying what donald trump was saying, those were his own supporters. >> they were trying to defend against what the media had
created for them. you know, it was quite interesting this week when mr. trump initially made that statement and the cnn chryon. i had to make sure it said cnn instead of onn. it's the cover cnn has been giving hillary clinton. we're talking about what donald trump may or may not have said sarcastically. but we just found out that three fbi field offices wanted to investigate the clinton foundation. she leaves the campaign trail and we're still talking about sarca sarcasm. nobody is forcing hillary clinton or the campaign to address the problems of the clinton foundation. >> we've had that conversation all morning. i think it's important in the conversation about that banner across the bottom of the screen, that at that point, donald trump was given the opportunity to say that this is a figure of speech. i'm saying he enabled isis, but he on the hugh hewwit show, i watched you'd listen to it on cable news, pushed back against
that and said, yes, i mean that he is the founder. so in the interest of accuracy, we say -- >> figurately and not literally. >> nobody knew that -- >> like i said, this is figureeratively. not littleerally. i don't think anybody outside the media thought barack obama went and filed papers of incorporation for isis. that's not what anybody else thought. this is something that cnn specifically wants to focus on. because hthey don't want to as much time talking to threats to national security like the e-mail scandal or the corruption that has gone on with the clinton foundation receiving millions of dollars from hostile nations. let's look at the time spent on each. >> you talked about the money coming into the clinton foundation. and this week, we saw donald trump, he said he's a chart person, he held up a chart at an event, i believe it was in florida. guys do we have that picture of donald trump holding up this
chart? yeah, this -- we have the video donald trump holding up a chart here. can you tell us where this chart came from and if the campaign created this themselves? >> i can't see the chart that you're referring to. but, again, i will say that when you start focusing on both candidates evenly, then we can have a proper discussion instead of constantly picking out pieces of words that mr. trump says at a rally and creating a headline around it and a false outrage. this election is not being treated fairly. mr. trump is not being treated fairly. >> you are the spokes woman for the donald trump campaign. clearly i'm going to ask you questions about donald trump when you're on with me, right? i expected you -- >> absolutely and i'm happy to answer any questions anytime you've asked me come on i've come on and answered everything question. hillary clinton's campaign cannot say the same. >> i don't want to go forward with this sign, you don't have a
monitor there, do you? >> no, i don't. >> i don't want to continue with that. because that would be unfair to have her answer questions about that. i want you to listen to something that donald trump said this week about judges. he said this in fayetteville. >> we are going to appoint justices, you know, i named 11 people. that are highly, highly vetted. highly vetted. heritage and different people and gone through different people that i respect. conservative people, smart people. >> donald trump said highly highly vetted. heritage, different people. his heritage part of the qualifications that donald trump -- he inplimplied he will to pick justices. >> it's one of many organizations that have vetted these. it's a foundation that's highly recommended among conservatives. we want to make sure we have
conservative appointees to the supreme court. >> he's talking about the heritage foundation. >> yes. >> thanks so much. >> great to be here. let's talk olympics. michael phelps set to make his last splash. cory wire is in rio for us. >> reporter: today is the last day we'll see the great michael phelps in an olympic pool. and that's where the u.s. has dominated. right there, coming up we'll talk about that and more on new day.
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dominance could look like. cory wire watching all the action joining us live from copacabana beach. i'm getting a number, i'm being told a number of 997 gold medals. that's what the u.s. has secured? >> reporter: that's right. we're getting close to a milestone. we'll talk about that. katie ledecky, a once in a lifetime talent. i met with her before she came to rio. she wouldn't reveal her goals. after winning her fourth rio gold last night. she said in the lights leading up to the event she would lie in bed thinking about the last four years, the sacrifice, the fun she's had. and she'd start to cry. last night she shattered her world record finishing over 11 seconds ahead of the silver medal swimmer. she could have hopped out of the pool, usain bolt could have ran a 100 meter dash and the others
still wouldn't have been finished. >> it was my last swim and i can leave it in the pool. i wanted to have a lot of fun with it soaking up my last olympic race. swimming in front of a crowd, the olympics, it's a pinnacle of my sport and i have to wait another four years to have the moment again. i'm happy with how the whole week has gone. >> reporter: let's talk michael phelps. take a look at this photo. that's joseph schooling of singapore eight years ago smiling with his idol michael phelps. last night it was schooling who beat his idol. phelps finishing in a three way tie for silver. schooling won singapore their first ever gold medal. phelps is still end his career with gold tonight. how about that story for schooling? anthony ervin, he's a 35 year
old man and he is now become the oldest individual gold medalist in olympic swimming history. last night he won his second gold in the men's 50 meter free style. he can be called the world's fastest man in the pool again. talking about longevity. he won his first gold 16 years ago in sydney. anthony doesn't even have that first gold medal anymore. he auctioned it off for $17,000 several years ago donating the money to a tsunami relief fund. finally. that fun fact we're talking about. the united states just three gold medals shy of reaching the 1 1,000 mark. we could see that being achieved here in rio. >> cory wire, thank you so much. victor? >> thank you. still to coming, hillary clinton, tim kaine released their taxes told donald trump
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another hack we've learned. this time a trove of personal information is released. it's affecting democratic house members and their staffers. they have seen their cell phone numbers, private e-mail addresses released. claiming credit, a hacker who goes by the name of gucifer 2.0. that's apparently the same hacker that uploaded 20,000 dnc e-mails. >> the democratic candidates released tax returns on friday as they hope to force donald trump on the issue. kaine jabbed trump on twitter. just released my tax returns, where are yours? >> reporter:. hillary clinton and tim kaine released their tax returns on friday making the case they have nothing to hide, unlike donald trump. hillary clinton is keeping the pressure on duonald trump do
release his tax returns. >> he refuses to release his tax returns. >> reporter: clinton and her husband bill released their tax returns which showed he raked in $10.6 million. they paid a third of their income to uncle sam. $3.2 million. al making their effective take rate, 30.6%. on par with their 32% effect rate in 2014. at the same time the campaign disclosed ten years of returns from running mate, tim kaine. they reported about $313,000 in income and paid nearly $63,000 in federal taxes for an effect rate of 20%. the clinton campaign says now it's trump's turn. >> we will only really know if he's a real deal or a phony if he releases his tax returns. >> it's part of an effort by the
campaign that includes a new video featuring republicans calling on trump to release his campaigns. >> for the last 30 years every candidate running for president has released his tax returns. >> he doesn't want to do it because there's something in there that is bad. >> reporter: trump says he'll release his returns once an irs audit is complete. >> look, i'm in a routine audit and every lawyer tells you, including greta, who is a lawyer, when you're under a routine audit you don't give your tax returns. >> reporter: clinton urges transparency on tax returns she's not releases transcripts of her speeches. >> i am going to release all of the transcripts of the speeches that i gave on wall street behind closed doors. not for $225,000. not for two cents there were no
speeches. >> reporter: clinton has said she'll release her speech transcripts when donald trump does. meantime, the returns out friday showed 10% of the clinton's income went to charitable contributions and most of that was donate today the private clinton family foundation. >> all right. thank you so much. peter navarro a trump advisor, and a clinton pollster and author of 52 reasons to vote for hillary. thank you for being here. >> hey. >> trump we know could release charitable contributions, his income, tax rate, he could release something that might tamp down some of these questions. wouldn't that put it to rest without having to release the full irs -- the full tax rate -- form. >> let me ask you a question, give me an honest answer to this h. do you think tim and hillary
released their tax returns on friday to divert attention from corruption from the clinton foundation? >> i don't know i'm not in their head. >> you don't know? here's the thing, this election is becoming a battle over who controls the news cycle rather than a discussion over the serious issues -- >> this is a tradition -- >> is that not a fair point? >> i'm sorry sne. >> well, here's the difference between donald trump and all the other presidential candidates that have run in the last 50 years. he's self-funding his campaign. that's very different. what does that mean? it means a couple things. it means he's not beholden to special interests that are paying bill clinton $10,000 -- >> why thought release numbers, release anything -- >> hear me out. the second part of is -- i know this from personal political experience -- what the kaine and clinton are trying to do is have
him release his tax returns so they find out how much money he and understand how much money he can spend. that's what's going on here besides all the bad press you want to give him for all of this. i would plead with the journalists here, that lets talk about the economy, we got over 20 million people that can't find a good job and a decent wage. we haven't seen our income rise for 15 years. we've got the worst recovery since the world war 2, and the news cycle is talking about things people don't care about -- here's the most important thing about the tax plan. we have the tax plan of the two candidates released this week. that's more important than tax returns being released. we know hillary clinton wants to raise taxes. and increase government spending to stimulate the economy.
we know donald trump wants to cut taxes and increase business investment and trade to stimulate the economy. >> peter -- >> okay, peter -- >> there's an interesting conversation to have there. >> go ahead bernard. >> who is the -- >> peter, please, lets call a spade a spade. this is beyond -- >> who is this talking? >> the american people 2/3 of the american people, 67% want the presidential candidates to release their tax returns. 80% of voters say if someone does not release their tax returns it's likely to have something significant to hide. half of donald trump supporters want him to release their tax returns. why isn't he? the answer is obvious. he's obviously hiding something. what could he be hiding? perhaps he's not as rich as he claims to be. perhaps he actually pays little or even no taxes actually he didn't pay any taxes for a number of years back in the 70s and 80s. perhaps his taxable contributions are low or maybe zero. perhaps he gets a lot of income
or is terribly indebted to russian businesses dae-- >> wait a minute wait a minute. >> excuse me you went on a diatribe let me talk. every presidential candidate released their tax returns. >> wait one moment. what this comes down to is transparency. cnn had a poll about who is honest and trustworthy. 64% of the people believe both hillary clinton and donald trump are not honest or trustworthy. donald trump if we can play this out i think we have the sound bite here. donald trump made this in a sense the release of tax records part of the conversation. let's listen to what he had to say a short while ago. >> so you know if you're
running, at a minimum, probably you're going to have to show your returns. if you didn't see the tax returns you would think what's wrong. >> those are his own words. this is why -- i understand. >> it's about transparency. it's about honesty. this is a characteristic both of these candidates are solely and wholly deficit in. if you know that releasing -- >> i've told you -- >> why wouldn't you? >> i don't know how many times i can tell you the reason why this conversation is taking place right now is because tim and hillary threw chum in the water to journalists on friday to divert their attention. everybody jumped on to it so we're not talking about the real story of the week which was the two economic plans. second of all, again from appearance experience, donald trump, they're trying to figure out how much money he has to spend on the election through november. strategically it would be a bad move to release those returns. it's the art of the deal and
he's not a stupid man. he's a smart man. now, the -- >> bbernard, we've got a minute left -- peter i've got a minute -- >> the clinton foundation, the clinton initiative and all that corruption selling pay to play -- >> peter peter -- calm down and stop spinning this the answer is obvious -- >> nobody can hear anything is everybody is talking. >> you're being disrespectful. >> richard nixon released his tax returns and said the people have a right to know their president is a crook. he ended owing half a million dollars in 1973 which today would be $2.5 million. he was a crook and donald trump probably is too. >> whoa, that's polite. >> thank you so much for the very spirited conversation. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> take care. let's talk about the emergency in louisiana. the record rainfall, deadly
livingst livingston parish, the rescuers had to be rescued. the force of the water so strong, it swept a semi of the road. the driver did get out safely there. cnn boris sanchez is following the latest, get us up to date. >> reporter: yeah, the rain is still coming down. it actually picked up from the last hour that we saw you. we were in this neighborhood, and just a few moments ago this road was almost impossible. the water is starting to clear out. look at that mail box, you see the debris line, that's how the water was. a lot of these homes were inundated. the concern is that all this water is heading south. for all the towns that are down there all this water is headed that way. i want to introduce you to a
neighbor. he lives in this neighborhood. i understand you had to leave your home at midnight last night? >> we got out of here at midnight, and it was a half inch from coming into my house, my brother's house. you can tell right here, a friend of mine right here, he got about 24-28 inches of water in his house. he hasn't made it back yet. i've been on the phone talking with him. my daughter's house across the street from mine, best we can tell she's got approximately about 30-36 inches in hers. the house over here on the corner right here, got 12 inches, i talked to them. one next to it eight to ten inches. >> reporter: were you prepared for this? did you plan for this? >> nobody was prepared for it t. rain slacked off yesterday and the sun come out for a little while. and my neighbor right here called me and said, man, look out at the street. i looked out and the water was rushing in. i know y'all have heard this before, but it came up so fast we didn't realize it.
>> reporter: it's a good thing you're okay. the other question i had, i heard you say the weather is not cooperating. in 1983 there were record floods here. have you seen anything like this before or since then? >> no, we ain't never seen anything like this. this is our first time, first dealing with it. we've been living here for a little over two years. and people that's told us after we built our house that they have saw the water up to duncan avenue past us this way but we've never experienced it. never experienced it at all. i have a weather station at my house, just put it up two weeks ago. and we recorded in a 24 hour period yesterday 21.55 inches of rain yesterday. >> reporter: thank you for talking to us. glad your family is okay. as you can tell the rain is coming down, it's expected to continue for 36 hours. the recovery is going to take a while. >> damaging and dangerous there. meteorologists say the rain will continue for at least the next day and a half.
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>> this notarious favela is back in the spotlight. it's home to rafaellea silva. >> reporter: how does it feel to be the first brazilian to bring home the goeddel? >> i'm happy this is my second olympic and won a gold medal at home with all my fans wanting me to win. everyone knows how hard i fought and to come out with a medal. >> what happened at london? >> i was eliminated in the second round. i suffered procedure and racism on social media. they said the place for a monkey was in a cage. i wasn't better than anyone because i'm black. i thought about abandoning judo. to those who criticized me i wanted to show that this is what sport is, sometimes you're on
top, sometimes you're on the bottom. >> you're a woman, you were born in a favela and you're gay. you faced a lot of procedure in your life. >> translator: i'm a human being like anyone else, with two arms and two legs because i'm black or have a girlfriend doesn't mean i'm better or worse than anyone. i think this medal is important to show people who still don't understand that. >> reporter: when you see the headlines, the girl from the favela, does it bother you or make you feel proud? >> translator: it makes me proud. they think that just because a child is born in the favela they're not going to have anything, they're not going to be anyone in life. i had an opportunity and that was judo. i think it shows kids who live in the communities they can conquer the world. >> good for her. thank you so much for sharing your time with us this morning.
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