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outcome of what to her is a painful episode. >> it would be nice if some men could have some sort of inkling that their behavior leaves a mark, leaves a scar, leaves a lot of pain. it may just be fun and games for them, but it's not for a lot of women. >> has this left a mark on you? >> oh, yeah. oh, sure, oh, sure. it was part of i'm working. i'm going to survive. we're going to move on. i'm going to take care of my family and i'm going to try to enjoy what i enjoy.
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but, oh, yeah, it leaves a mark. >> even though that is something a lot of women still have to deal with, but back then -- you, at the time sort of thought, well, this is, this is the cost of being on the road, but it hurts? >> oh, well, i have hopes or aspirations that things are better for women working now. i'm not so sure. >> more on jessica leeds story later this hour. first the latest on how the trump campaign is dealing with another punishing day of headlines. we are joined from cincinnati. did he address the allegations against him at the rally there tonight? he did earlier today. >> right. even though he focused on it a lot of the day he made no mention here in cincinnati. he seized of the wikileaks revelations as it related to hillary clinton. he went after her as a corrupted politician and said she should be locked up.
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it is like they realized they should drive an additional message today other than having donald trump spending the day he has never sexually harassed or assaulted anyone with less than four weeks until election day. >> this afternoon he flat out denied any of what these women are alleging. >> not only did he deny it he said they were baseless, totally false. you can tell he was angry about it. he said the allegations have been painful for him and his family. he went after the credibility of those women who made the accusations against them. questioning why it took so long to report these thing and suggesting one woman was not attractive enough to warrant his attention. this is at the same time the trump campaign has employed this strategy of insisting anyone who accused bill clinton of sexual misconduct should be believed and they should blame bill clinton and hillary clinton for that as well. >> thank you very much. among his recent accusers donald
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trump singled out one today for special scorn, former "people" magazine writer natasha stoynoff said that trump assaulted her in 2005. >> why wasn't it part of the story that appeared 12 years ago? why wasn't it part of the story? why didn't they make it part of the story. i was one of the biggest stars on television with the apprentice and it would have been one of the biggest stories of the year. think of it. she's doing the story on melania, who's pregnant at the time. and donald trump our one-year anniversarying and she said i made inappropriate advances. by the way, the area was a public area. people all over the place. take a look. you take a look. look at her. look at her words, you tell me what you think. i don't think so. i don't think so.
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>> joining is the "people" magazine editor. let's talk about the account that this former "people" magazine writer said to her in 2005. if you can explain. >> she was at mar-a-lago. she said in between set ups while melania was changing her clothes, donald asked if he should show her around and this was one tremendous room he wanted to show her. he takes her in there and threw her against the wall and kissed her forcibly. only when the butler i walked in and said melania was on the way down and she had a chance to break up the moment. he said he wanted to have an affair with her. take her to have a steak dinner and showed up at her massage appointment the next day and intimidated her. >> a massage at mar-a-lago.
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>> the account is detailed. it is disturbing. donald trump says why wasn't that part of the story? it would have been a huge story. >> this is something she didn't want to talk about. she wanted to go back to living her life and felt it was a violation but not blowing up her life and career over. >> she thought it may effect her career? >> absolutely. she knew he was a very powerful tv celebrity and powerful businessman and he would retaliate against her if she made unflattering comments about him. she was afraid of that. >> do you know if she told other people at the time. >> she came to new york and told her trusted colleague and friend at the office what happened. and the friend suggested they should consider killing the story but natasha didn't want to make an issue of it and didn't raise it up the chain. upper management was never made aware of it at the time. >> i want to say -- donald trump denies this. i want to play another part of what he said.
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>> this invented account has already been debunked by eyewitnesses who were there. they were there. the very witness identified by the author has said the story is totally false. by the way, this is a room tham everybody can see in. it has glass walls. it is at mar-a-lago. it has glass walls. can you believe this? why wasn't it in the story, biggest story of the year. >> your response, i guess he is talking about the butler. >> i have to assume he's talking about the butler, although he doesn't get specific. i don't know if that is a strategic choice. of course the butler is employed by him, as of today. it could be he is thinking 0 this the masseuse, but he didn't give details and that person was also his employee. >> i'm wondering what you thought when you heard donald
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trump say look at her, look at her words. >> right. >> what did you make of that? >> it is clear it's not particularly subtle remark that seems to be hinting at some sort of physicality. however, his opinion of anyone's looks is secondary to the issue. this was a horrific thing she went through. she was brave to discuss it publicly and to cast dispersions on someone for their appearance is really not the issue. nobody really needs to know his opinion of what someone looks like. >> the melania trump -- melania trump's attorney, i understand has sent a letter to "people" saying you print a retraction. the specific parts of the article that they are referencing are an encounter that the writer natasha stoynoff says she ran in to melania trump on the street on a later date on fifth avenue. melania trump is saying that
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never happened. she wouldn't have recognized miss stoynoff. >> they seem fixated on the idea she would have never been friendly with her or friends or anything of the sort. we received a letter and we stand by our story. >> you, yourself, have written about experiences interviewing donald trump. you have interviewed him. you are not alleging any physical misconduct. >> right. >> you say he commented on your appearance. >> yes, on both occasions i interviewed him for the cover of "people" magazine he welcomed me to his office by commenting on my appearance. he said i was beautiful, on the one hand it is complimentary but inappropriate when you are sit down to talk about seeshs you issues. of course that is symptomatic of the way he places such specific interest on someone's appearance. >> in terms of the account of natasha stoynoff, there was a photo shoot also going on, is that right? >> it was a photo shoot,
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interview. >>' fen when one is doing a profile there is a paragrapher taking picture and the writer will be there to get some color they can use in the articles. >> that's right. photos were inside and outside. the interview was done outside. then he led her in to the building to show her a specific room and closed the door. any idea of there having been a public space is perhaps mischaracterization. >> my reading of her article -- unless i missed it, she didn't specify what room he brought her in to. mr. trump seems to be saying it's a room that has glass windows. that it is a public space. i'm not sure how he would say what room she was referring to. >> he is recalling the day in a lot of detail. what we know from natasha is it was a private space. without going in to too much detail about the decor that it
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was a private area, there would not have been people milling around. >> the next day, i know because i read her account, she had previously booked a massage, correct? >> yes. >> what happened there? >> she tried to book a massage and the salon was full. because she had covered the trumps for such a listening time when donald trump got wind of it he hooked her up with an early morning appointment as a special favor. when she went for the massage the next day she was running late and the masseuse said he had been waiting for her. >> donald trump had been at the massage -- he had been in the room where she was to get a massage waiting for her and that he had to leave ultimately because of a business meeting he had. she was obviously threatened by that. during the massage she did go ahead and have the massage. as she was having it done she kept looking to the door, assuming a any moment he may
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bust in while she was naked on the table and the masseuse is employed by him and would open the door. it caused such anxiety she had to cut it short and leave to go to the airport. >> so many women -- i'm not judging this particular account, but so many women are often worried about the impact of something like this on their professional careers. do you think that is an understandable concern? >> yeah, for sure. in this case, it is more than her professional career. it's her whole life that stood to be blown up by this because he is somebody big on retaliation. anytime he's been criticized publicly he is relentless in his pursuit of the person who has gone up against him. so she had every reason to both understand that, having covered him and his family for years prior and to fear it would happen to her. the reaction today was proven she was very much founded in thinking that was a possibility. >> appreciate you being here.
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plenty of stories on the kind of voters trump maybe losing seemingly with each new headline. tonight we want to talk about his supporters who are standing by him through it all.
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more from randi kaye. >> trump's supporters on defense he never abused women, number one. he's a good father and good his sgland how do you know he's never abused with im? >> because i know people who know him personally. >> the list of accusers is growing with more women coming forward with claims they were groped by the republican nominee. >> why would women come forward if it wasn't true? >> does it matter? does it really matter? does it matter? >> what he allegedly -- >> with the problems this country has is it that important or do we have bigger fish to fry. >> why wouldn't they come forward. >> who cares. >> many men and women don't care if he tried to put his hand up a woman's skirt or kissed a woman on an elevator. they don't care if he was telling the truth on debate night when anderson cooper asked if he had groped or kissed a woman without consent.
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>> he had to ask him three times if he had done these things, ever groped a woman. he said no. does it bother you? >> no. >> would it matter if he lied on the debate stage. >> everybody lhillary lies ever. stop it. >> many like him tried to shut down any conversation about trump's troubles and pivot to attacking hillary and bill clinton. >> here's the rapist. it's going to be in the white house if hillary wins. nobody seems to be worried about this. >> after that interview, her friend chased us down in an effort to influence our reporting. >> all of your questions were negative for trump. why don't you ask us what we think about hillary. >> you didn't ask it. that's my point. >> i'm doing a story about the allegations about trump. not a story about hillary clinton today. >> reporter: most believe the latest allegations against trump
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are politically motivated. >> i think if there was a narrative to it they would have come out long ago and now all of a sudden, 20 something days until the election and it is coming out like that. >> i'm not saying that it's something that shouldn't be brought up. it is an important thing. but these are things that have been brought up 30 years later. why not before? >> despite the salacious stories, supporters her, including the women are firmly in trump's corner. as a woman would the latest allegations make you think twice of voting for donald trump? >> not at all. >> do you get a sense there is a pattern emerging? >> yes. >> that doesn't disturb you? >> no. >> you would still vote for him. >> twice if i could. i think hillary clinton is a crook. >> nonissue. >> ran randi is live from west
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palm beach, florida. doesn't seem like much would convince trump's die-hard supporters to change their minds. >> maybe some proof, anderson. that's all they want. that would convince them. they are suggesting someone could track down a flight attendant on the plane with jessica leeds and corroborate her story. they said if they were so upset about what happened to them why didn't they go to authorities, why didn't they ask for help. in the leeds case, 30 years and other 11 years why didn't they tell someone official, instead of a family member or friend. one woman suggested to me that trump really is the victim in the case. he's a for get. he's a big, powerful, important man and women throw themselves at him and he may very well be the victim in this case. >> appreciate the reporting. >> joining us is the former top
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obama adviser david axelrod and gloria borger. trump is down in national polls seven to ten points and the stories dominating the news are sexual assault allegations against him. can the campaign get on track? they seem to be trying to move away from it and focus on what trump once talked about on wikileaks about hillary clinton e-mails and issues. >> i think it's difficult. he would have to run the table and then some, anderson. i think we can safely say it would be unprecedented for a candidate, 26 days out from this election, this far behind to stage a comeback and win. not improbable but unprecedented. particularly if you look at the battleground states. we have a poll tonight, for example, north carolina hillary clinton has a five-point lead. that's a state that romney won narrowly last time. pennsylvania hillary is ahead. michigan hillary ahead.
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wisconsin hillary ahead by seven points. i think at this point very difficult which is why you see donald trump tonight, some of his advisers are telling him, take the turn to the issues that have some resonance with our voters, which are issues about hillary clinton. >> is this -- is this going to be a race to the bottom? right now it seems like it. >> i don't know what qualifies, anderson. it feels very much like we are getting there. first of all, listening to randi kaye's report reminds me of what donald trump said during the primary when he bragged he could shoot someone on fifth avenue in broad daylight and not lose a vote. that may be true. think his core supporters are so committed to him there's little that would pry them away. his problem is his core supporters are not enough to get elected president. he needs to be, or needed to be about the business of adding. the thought was the best place for him to add voters would be
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among women, particularly college-educated women. i have to believe what's happened over the last several days has made that task nearly impossible. i think what he is employing now is a deny and attack strategy. he will deny everything. he's going to attack hillary clinton as hard and as fiercely as he can, hoping to drag her numbers down, drive people to the third party, depress her turnout and make his 41 or 42% stand up. >> gloria, the idea of trying to depress democratic turnout or enthusiasm while stoking his own supporters, how worried should democrats be about that? >> i talked to some democrats today who were saying the danger is that trump gets his voters more enthusiastic about going to the polls and this a democrats get complacent. if you look at the fox news poll, only 23% of voters believe that donald trump will win this election.
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if enough democrats are convinced that donald trump is going to win any way, that could keep them away from the polls. what michelle obama, for example, was trying to do to women voters today, say get out there. this is important. the democrats have to get their base just as enthused as donald trump's core supporters are. i think that's what they are going about doing. >> it is possible to depress the other side's voters? >> i think it is possible to do that, but unlikely in this case. i think that it is just as likely by behavioring as he is behaving donald trump is stoking up the democratic base. in could do that, too. >> who are becoming more and more incensed what about they see and michelle obama's speech, which has gotten a lot of viral treatment since she gave it is only the first of many like this. i think that you will hear democrats -- democratic leaders challenging democrats to stand
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up for the kind of politics they want, the kind of country they want and try to use trump's negative energy against him in a political jiujitsu. >> there's the issue of what trump is doing to the republican party itself, and how that plays out on election day. >> you can see the republican party is in disarray. there are stories tonight about republican donors insisting that no money be spent on the trump campaign effort now. clearly you have the republican candidate for president attacking the highest-ranking republican in the country, paul ryan and there's civil war within the republican party. there's no circumstance under which you could view what's going on now as positive for donald trump. >> you know, president obama was out there late today saying republicans that are switching and endorsing and unendorsing
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that he is not letting them off the hook. democrats are going to go out there -- the president is saying you just can't flip and change your mind about the republican nominee for president and suddenly discover that wait a minute, he's somebody you believe assaulted somebody sexually, suddenly you are going to unendorse but maybe it is not good for you so maybe you will endorse again. this confuses voters, confuses republicans. >> i think, gloria, there's a purpose to that. >> right. >> they are now turning their focus to winning senate seats, congressional seats. there's a sense that hillary clinton has control of this race. now they want to prels their advantage by using donald trump against candidates who are caught between a rock and hard place. his supporters and other mar generalal voters who are disgusted by what he has done. it is a difficult situation for republican candidates. >> thank you. good discussion.
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donald trump is threatening to sue the "new york times" over the story that came out about two accuser and upset about a story in may which two "new york times" reporters spoke about unsettling work place conduct. the same reporters broke the story of alleged sexual assault. here's what donald trump said today. >> now today the same two discredited writers who should have been fired from the "new york times" for what they did, tell another totally fabricated and false story that supposedly took place on an airplane more than 30 years ago. another ridiculous tale. no witnesses, no nothing. >> joining me are the two "new york times" reporters.
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you heard what donald trump said today. same quote. i want to get it right "another fabricated false story" and he is calling you both uncredited writers. >> we are very much employed. we thoroughly reported the episodes and the characters in this story, jessica leeds and rachel crooks. we talked, not only to them multiple times but spoke to people around them. in the case of jessica leeds who was just on your show that meant speaking to two of her sons and her nephew about details she conveyed with them to make sure they were consistent. so we felt confident and comfortable with the story. >> "new york times" has third rate people, bad people, sick people and you are inventing false claims without evidence, no witnesses, no nothing. can you explain -- or if you want to respond to that or how you backed up these women's
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stories. >> well, that's a great question. we spelled this out in our story. not only in the case of jessica leeds did we speak not to just her extensively but the people with whom she shared her story prior to talking to us. >> she said she started a year, year and a half ago about telling people. >> in the case of rachel crooks, she was 22 and working in trump tower as a receptionist when she said she bumped in to donald trump outside of an elevator. she introduced herself. they shook hands. she said he kiss her on the cheek and then moved in and kissed her on the mouth. it made her uncomfortable. as she tells it she went back to her office and called her sister to -- she was so upset to tell her what happened. she went home that night to her boyfriend, who she was living with at the time and told him what happened. so you can be sure that we talked to the sister.
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we talked to the boyfriend. they corroborated that. the boyfriend recalled her coming home, him asking how was your day and her starting to cry hysterically. the sister remembers them going back and forth. the sister asking do you think this could have been a mistake. was he trying to kiss her on the cheek and her saying i don't think that was the case. we have heard from a variety of people since we did our first story in may looking at the trump's treatment of women. there's obviously a loot of due diligence before we report allegations. >> are there other people that have come forward with some form of assault that you are looking in to? >> what we can tell you is we have open line of communication and want to hear what people have to say, what their experiences have been. from people who claim to have had negative experiences with trump, people who claim to have
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had positive experiences with trump and we are reporting stories coming in to us right now. >> donald trump threatened to sue the new york times for libel. the times are standing by the story 100%, correct? >> that's correct. >> when i spoke to jessica leeds, she told me she saw the debate, was up all night on sunday and decided to write a letter to the editor of the "new york times." how quickly does that filter to you guys? trump former campaign manager raised the questions about the timing on this and it seems convenient that it happened 20 some days before the election. >> we were both in the green room and she had a visceral response along with a friend of hers who was watching it with her. >> her neighbor. >> yep, linda ross. she was heart sick. stayed up late as you said and
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then wrote a letter in the morning to the "new york times," which we learned of and began top reach out to her. reporting takes time, good reporting that makes us feel confident in the material takes more than a day. that's what we took. we took as long as we needed to feel as confident as we needed to feel to publish the story. >> one thing miss leeds said is sh she believes a passenger across the way could have seen or been able to see -- i'm not sure there is any way to find somebody who may have ridden on a brand of airline in 1979, is that something she said to you? i don't know if that was in the article. >> we thoroughly reported out the details that we included in our story that she had been seated. that a stewardess had said there's a seat in first class. she ended up sitting next to donald trump and her description of what followed and her
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encounter with him and how she has related since then to family and friends. >> they are confident in it the other thing that donald trump said at one of his events. he said he has substantial evidence to dispute the lies and plans to make it public. do you know of any possible evidence he has? i should point out during the birther thing in an interview with me he said he sent private detectives to hawaii and they were finding out fascinating information that he would reveal. we have no evidence that he had anyone there. we have reporters there that saw no detective. >> we hope he would share it with us if he has information. we invite him to do that. megan had a long kvrgs in which she went over what was going to be in the story an it would have been an opportunity for him to share information like that. >> we have had conversations with his campaign staff and nobody shared anything that would suggest or discredit the
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women, included in our story. >> when you originally -- it is a fascinating detail in this article when you contacted donald trump to tell him about the allegations, can you characterize his response? >> i got on the phone with donald trump on tuesday night. obviously when we collect allegations and report them out, part of that due diligence is taking it to the presidential candidate and saying here are the details. what's your response? i'd say the moment he got on the phone with me he started to issue categorical deniesals of the allegations and getting increasingly agitated and upset at the line of questioning. he said these were fabrications by the "new york times" to make him look bad an he threatened to sue us in that phone call. and then got basically became even more agitated and proceeded to call me a disgusting human
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being. >> i continued to ask the questions. i came back to the request question you had asked op the stage you in your own words were captured on a tape released last friday boasting that you had kissed and groped women without their consent. you are denying these allegations have there been any situations, any cases in which you have, in fact, acted on that and he said, he reiterated his categorical denial that he has done anything of that kind. >> appreciate you being on and talking about the reporting. coming up ivanka trump campaigns for her father in pennsylvania. she wouldn't say anything about her father's comments. but michelle obama certainly did. that's next. >> the belief that you can do anything you want to a woman, it is cruel. it is cruel.
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michelle obama said it is time for women to stanld up and
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say enough is enough. in a speech in new hampshire today, the first lady talked about the tape of donald trump bragging about sexual assault and said it can't be swept under the rug, especially since she says it wasn't an isolated incident. >> it is an example of how he has treated women all of his life. i listen to this and feel it so personally. i'm sure that many of you do, too, particularly the women. the shameful comments about our bodies. the disrespect of our ambitions and intellect. the belief that you can do anything you want to a woman, it is cruel. it's frightening. and the truth is, it hurts. >> jeff zeleny is joining us now. what else did the first lady say today? >> was a personal and pointed denunciation of donald trump, unlike anything we have seen before. a call to arms really to women,
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to men and what she said anyone who has basic human decency. she also went on to deliver a personal antidote of her own life experiences in a way we have not heard this first lady ever talk about. let's listen. >> it's that feeling of terror and violation that too many women have felt that when someone has grabbed them and forced themselves on him and they said no but he didn't listen. this is not normal. this is not politics as usual. this is disgraceful. this is intolerable. it doesn't matter what party you belong to, democrat,er republican, independent, no woman deserves to be treated this way. no one deserves this kind of abuse if we let hillary's opponent win this election we are sending a clear message to our kids that everything they are seeing and hearing is
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perfectly okay. that bigotry and bullying are acceptable in the leader of their country. is that what we want for our children? remember, we won't be just setting a bad example for our kids but for an entire world. >> democrats believe she's speaking from the moral high ground or what left of it in this nasty presidential campaign here. anderson, she's becoming more involved in this campaign than she ever intended. i talked to two friends of hers earlier today. they said she sought those comments on friday from donald trump from that videotape, or the audiotape, excuse me and she decided she had to weigh in a different kind of way with her daughters in mind and others in mind. she will be giving more of these speeches, i'm told in the coming weeks. >> i understand hillary clinton talked about this at a fund-raiser in california today. >> she did. she was speaking a fund-raiser not long ago in san francisco and she first drew attention to
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this speech. she said that everyone should watch this speech. the campaign is indeed sending it around and raising money on but said it is powerful words from michelle obama with her own life experience here. sh is using a phrase from michelle obama she invoked at the convention when they go low we go high that is a rallying cry for hillary clinton that started with michelle obama at the convention. >> ivanka trump was on the campaign trail in pennsylvania speaking at small events. the big question is what she thinks of the tape of her father bragging about sexual assault. dana bash tried to find out. >> reporter: donald trump gets caucus crowds but his daughter's trip is speaking volumes. her windchill wind schedule is targeting likely to determine whether her father becomes president. the suburbs of philadelphia. >> i wouldn't be able to go to
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the office every day if i didn't have a safe place to bring my child. >> reporter: she played it safe, fielding several of the same softball at multiple events like why she thinks her father would make a good president and darting out, ignoring our attempts to ask questions, first in chester county. >> ivanka, what was your reaction when you heard your father's tape? >> and later in delaware county. >> ivanka, can you answer a question. >> she preaches to the choir, pennsylvania women already all all in for trump despite his lewd language caught on tape and the multiple allegations of groping. >> i'm voting for donald trump. >> you sound a little reluctant when you say that. >> i think it has been a hard road. >> he wasn't saying what he does to women, per se. i think he was just bragging. >> team trump is hoping that media koempl will help with attitude not reflected in the
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events. gop privately tell us that donald trump's 2005 comments hurt him big time here especially among women. a poll shows him trailing hillary clinton by 43% among female voters here in the philly suburbs. >> the suburbs of philadelphia. because we have to get the vote. we want to get the vote. >> donald trump is the right person to get things done. >> reporter: a group called women for trump is trying to do that. even those not thrilled with his behavior. >> i'm a feminist and of course it bothered me. however, the topics that are facing this country are far greater than the words on that tape. >> on the suburban philadelphia streets, some female trump supporters say thermoty vated by their opposition to hillary clinton. >> i think she's a liar. i think she's a fraud. i think she covers up a lot of things. >> the owner of this yoga studio
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in west chester, pennsylvania, says her female clients are more likely to vote hillary. >> i'm hearing a lot of women that are starting to dig their heels in and feel empowered about themselves based on what is happening in the campaign. >> reporter: even some who say she is hardly their first choice. >> if it were any other republican candidate maybe i would, like, try to write bernie in but it is not the time for a protest vote. >> democrats at this clinton phone bank say that trump is making their jobs easier. >> a number of people have said to me that what was sort of i'm going to hold my nose and sec vote for secretary clinton has turned in to steadfast support. >> the question is whether ivanka or any trump can turn that around in under four weeks. cnn, malvern, pennsylvania. are supporters still going to vote for the republican ticket on november 8th, find out ahead.
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lee high county, pennsylvania about to here mike pence speak about this nation needs donald trump. but. >> i would prefer to have pence on top of the ticket. >> would you feel more comfortable if mike pence was running for president at this point rather than donald trump? >> honest answer? yes, i would. >> these claims are all fabricated. they are pure fiction. and they are outright lies. >> reporter: donald trump's continuing moral controversies are making many people uneasy, including many of these registers republicans about to see his running mate spe. ron biteler is a republican town commissioner who diplomatically says he might not vote for trump. >> i have never not voted for a republican in my life. i'm going to make that decision. if governor pence were running on the top of the ticket i would be more comfortable. >> you are more comfortable with governor pence. >> more comfortable with mike
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pence. >> reporter: but others are saying no matter what the allegations they are staying loyal to trump. >> if i were electing a pastor or minister, yes, president, i want the strongest available person and right now i think trump has that gumption. >> reporter: this what would it say for you to say i can't take trump anymore what does he have to do? >> give up. >> reporter: does it trouble you his behavior the. >> of course. that's demining. >> reporter: but she would vote for trump any way over clinton. many people have concerns about donald trump and his morality. we were curious to hear whether mike pence would address the allegations. he did briefly, saying the claims against thinks running mate are unsubstantiating. but he didn't say unequivocally
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quite a day. that does it for us. thanks for watching. cnn tonight with don lemon starts right now. >> you know, if that happened on scandal, you know that tv show or in a movie. you wouldn't believe it. but what's happening tonight this the race for the white house has to be seen and heard to be believed. this is cnn tonight of i'm don lemon. want you to listen to what one of donald trump's accusers tells cnn's anderson cooper tonight. >> suddenly, he's like encroaching on my side of the seat. and he's -- his hands were everywhere. >> nower