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services, many non-jews will as well. the first sabbath since the first anti-semitic attack in the united states. may they rest in peace and may their memory be a blessing. thanks for watching. erin burnett "out in front" starts right now. [ music playing ] "out front" next, trump versus obama the former president calling out the current one for lying and misleading americans for political gain and tonight trump is hitting back. plus, stunning new accusations from michael cohen, the president's former fixer claiming trump repeatedly made racist remarks and a surprisinged a mission from the president. why he is saying republicans could be in for a rough election night. let's go "out front." >> good evening, i'm kate baldwin. out front, president versus
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president, trump and obama on the campaign trail trading blows four days before the mid-term election. trump a short time ago, slamming obama. watch. >> i had to listen. i was in the plane, i had nothing else to do. 28 times he said you can keep your doctor if you like your doctor. can you keep your plan the few like your plan. they were all lies. lie after lie, broken promise after broken promise. that's what he did. >> lie after lie, he says. what's that say again about those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones? this from the same man who claimed today he never suggested if migrants throw rocks at troops at the u.s. border that they could be shot. >> i didn't say shoot. i didn't say shoot. if our soldiers or border patrol or i.c.e. are going to be hit in the face with rocks, we're going to arrest those people. >> that doesn't mean shoot them. >> here is president trump, what he said yesterday.
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>> they want to throw rocks at our military, our military fights back. we're going to consider it. i told them consider it a rifle. when they throw rocks like they did at the mexico military and police, i say, consider it a rifle. >> president obama today unleashing on president trump as well. >> what we have not seen the way we're seeing right now is politicians just blatantly repeat repeatedly boldly shamelessly lying. just making stuff up. that's what they're doing right now. all the time. don't be bamboozled. don't be hood winked. when word stop meaning anything, when truth doesn't matter, when people can just lie with abandon, democracy can't work.
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>> jim acosta is out front for us now in indiana where our president trump is about to be speaking at a rally there. jim, is trump going to make this all about obama again tonight? >> reporter: well, i do think he will go back after president obama as we heard earlier today when he did that in west virginia, talked to a source close to the whousz a short while ago, he says, yes, you should expect to see the president go after obama. this is a president that says when he gets hit, he gets hit back ten times harder. one thing we should expect, later on this evening. this should get started shortly here the president not letting up what chauffer when it comes to delivering falsehoods to the american people from immigration to the media. you played that sound byte a short while ago when he claimed earlier he didn't say soldiers could be shooting migrants at the border with mexico. obviously, that is in contrast with what he said yesterday the
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whopper, the president said the media are causing violence. that's obviously absurd. kate, as you know, all day long, we have been hearing reports about how the president has been coming under withering fact checkers, a washington post team found he told or made false, misleading claims over a thousand times just in the month of october. i asked a source close to the white house about this earlier this evening. he said the american people don't care about fact checkers, thus, we don't either. it's a pretty starking a only inment yes they are playing fast with the facts and in some cases faster than the fact checkers can keep up. >> 30 times a day in the past month. but it doesn't matter as long as you win. i guess that's the moral of the story. let's talk about it. thank you, jim. he will be brigg us rallies, walking the rally. former presidential candidate bernie sanders is on the bal lot. he's up for re-election next
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tuesday. senator, thanks for coming in. >> my pleasure. >> is this what this election comes down to in the final days, trump versus obama, one slamming the other. are they helping anyone with this in. >> no no what this campaign comes down about is whether or not we want to end one party rule in washington led as you've just indicated by a path logical liar. whether we want to allow a party to retain control who gave a trillion dollars in tax breaks to the top 1% and tried to throw 32 million people off of the healthcare that they happened. whether we want to continue with a president who refuses to acknowledge the reality of climate change let alone do anything about it. so what this election is about is the american people standing up and electing people to office who will put a check on a
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president now who is moving us in many ways in a very, very bad direction. >> the president's focus, though, has been very clear. his message is one of be afraid. his focus is on immigration. the way he has been talking about the caravan in the final days of this campaign, it does sound a lot like he did in 2016. he won. he convinced voters of. that how do you convince voters now that he's wrong this time in 2018? >> okay. i can only tell you that by sunday night, i will have been to 13 states throughout this country, holding close to 35 different rallies and meetings with that issue. yes, we should be afraid in this country. with should be afraid that we have 30 million people living without any health insurance. we pay the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs and that if republicans retain
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control of the house and the senate after giving tax breaks to billionaires, they're going to come back and cut social security, medicaid, medicare and education. that's a lot to be afraid of. i think what we need to do right now is to remember that four years ago, kate, we had the lowest voter turnout since world war ii. and right now, it is my view that if we can have a high voter turnout, you are going to see democrats regain control over the house, have a shot to win the senate and win a number of governor's chairs all over this country and i'm especially talking to young people. and young people have got to understand that as the most progressive generation in the history of this country, they're going to have to come up, come out, stand up and fight for what they believe in. and that is not going to happen unless they vote in significantly higher numbers than in past mid-term elections. >> well, if you take a look at,
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there was a cnn polling in some key states. in arizona and florida. immigration is now on the rise in some, in one state the most important issue when it comes to republican voters. yes, you are talking about progressive young voters. but you also need to appeal to those who might be republican voter who might be disenchanted with what they hear from the president. but when you see those poll numbers, the fact that immigration is on the rise is an important issue. are you concerned, even though you obviously disagree with him, that the president's message on immigration is sticking. >> well, it may or may not. i don't know. we'll find out soon enough. but i would say to those older people, for example, who support the president, remember that two years ago when he ran for office, trump is a candidate told you that he would not cut social security medicare and medicaid. take a look at his last budget a trillion dollar cut in medicaid,
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500 billion in medicare. 72 billion in the social security trust fund. so i think the time is for us to be afraid of the real problems that we face in this country, which is the possible loss of protections for pre-existing condition, young people not being able to afford to go to college, not get sucked into trump's views. >> let me ask you about health care. because republicans this cycle are running ads on protecting pre-existing conditions. let me play for you what -- >> they're lying. i do know that, kate. >> but let me ask -- they let -- we know how they voted in the past. what they are pledging now, let me first play for you what former president obama had to say about that today while campaigning in florida. listen. >> on that vote, not a single republican joined. not one. zero. nada. zilch.
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none, goose egg. none. none of them supported us. now suddenly it's election season and what happens? you got republicans out there saying, oh, well we will protect pre-existing conditions. >> and they are running on pledging to protect pre-existing conditions. we seen the ad, by doing so, if they're pledging to do it now, are they taking some of the fire out of the democratic message? >> look, one of the challenges that we face, which is unprecedented, kate, is we are running against a president who you just said not me before i got on, who is a pathological liar. he lies every day and he sets the tone for the republican parties that they lie. so here he is a party right now working to go to the supreme court. >> some people don't believe that. >> of course, i'm saying don't believe that. they're right now going to the supreme court to have the
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affordable care act ruled unconstitutional, which means that all of the protections that now exist for people with pre-existing conditions will be gone. that's how as obama mentioned they have voted in the past. yeah, i understand that there is an election in four days. they will say anything that they can in order to win votes. but i think people have got to look at their history and their record. >> we are out of time. i do want to ask you. there is a really strong jobs report that came out today. does the president deserve credit for this economy? >> all over the world what we have seen a significant rebound from the 2008 crash. you are seeing that in germany, in japan, the united states. that's the good news, the fact that unemployment is low in america is great. but on the other hand, on the other hand, you got millions of people today who are working for 8 or 9 or $10 bucks an hour, they can't afford to put food on the table. you got the trump administration
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saying, no, we're not going to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, maybe we'll even abolish the concept of the minimum wage. you got a trump administration trying to throw 32 million people off of the health care that they have. i think that's the reality of today. >> kudlow, though, saying he does applaud amazon is raising their minimum wage. he said in a classic kind of difference of theory, he thinks that the government should be out of the business of setting wages. but the debate will continue. that's what he says. >> yeah, that's right. i know that. >> thank you for coming in, senator. we'll see what happens tuesday. out front for us next. new charges of racism leveled against the president. the man that said he would take a bullet for the president, is talkingful should he be believed? robert stone and possible witness tampering and the trump economy is on a tear after a strong jobs report. the president says, tonight he doesn't want to talk about it. why?
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told trump his crowd looked quote vanilla on television and trump's response is this, that's because black people are too stupid to vote for me. years earlier after nelson mandela died, trump said name one country run by a back person that's not a sleep sleep hole, name one city. inflammatory, sound familiar? yes, out front now, april ryan white house correspondent for networks and author of "under fire" reporting from the white house. steve cortez from the 2020 reelected advisory council, he has signed and nda with the campaign and jill walsh, correspondent for the nation. thank you all for being here. april, do you believe michael cohen here? >> what i will say is that we have to listen to what he says and compare it to what we've
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already heard, when it comes to s-holes and s-hole nations, that cropped up just before the king holiday this year in january. that's when i asked the president, mr. president, are you a racist? and there was a firestorm for me asking that question from those that support the president. but it falls along the lines that we have already heard. when it comes to the issues of blacks being stupid? well, 8% of black america voted for them. this white house are hopeful two 25%. it could win with the black community when it comes to 2020. if these things are true and they're trickling out like they are, i don't think that's going to happen. this could be indicative of what we have been hearing. it could very well be true. >> if it is true. joan, asked by "15ty fair" why cohen was coming forward now with this? he said that he wanted to make sure that voters basically heard
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this before the mid-terms. he's looking to influence voters. >> right, and why he came forward. >> is he credible on this? >> well, no, in a way. he personally is not credible because we can pull up tape of him saying donald trump is not a racist. so that's a real problem for him. however, i will just continue what april was saying. this is very consistent with what things we have heard with our own ears donald trump say about back people. i mean the comment about name one country s-holes, name one city, he had a long rant during his campaign he would say to black america, what the [ bleep ] do you have to lose? he would describe the cities, s-holes of crime and arson and desperation and, you know, it was a distopic view of black america that shows he has no familiarity with black america. early on in the campaign, he tweeted out a graphic ability
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black crime statistics, all false from a neo-nazi site. i think he had to take that down. what michael cohen said, although i don't trust michael cohen sound very much like what we heard the president say. >> and you hear this. you think what in. >> i just want to point out, you mentioned me signing a non-disclosure. i never signed one for 2016 to be clear. for 2020, it's not a disclosure of the financial information i criticize the president. just to clear that up. >> that's what we offer. i love your disclosures as well. if you would like to continue. >> regarding this issue, microal cohen is a confessed, not my opinion, he's a confessed felon a confessed liar. so i don't believe him. he's not credible. what makes him more unbelievable in this particular case is during our 2016 campaign he was actually the leader of the trump national diversity council. so he wasn't just tan gental to
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it, he was front and center saying to blacks and hispanics, at times marginalized in our society. this president or this candidate, should be your president. he was either a bald faced liar then and really reprehensibly rad vokeing for a known bigot to him or he's completely lying now. there is no other reasonable explanation. i think he is lying now. i think this calling trump a racist again and again by the left and main stream media. it's lazy. it's not accurate and it's where the opposition goes when they don't want to talk policy. if he is a racist, he's the worst racist in history. because the lives of minorities in america are getting better by every measure, particularly economically so. >> you always say that. >> it's true. >> african-americans deserve to have good jobs, pay that is equal to white americans with which they do not and to have a president that speaks ability
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thept them respectfully. i agree with you, he is either lying then or now. we have all this evidence this is the way donald trump speaks. his go-to things about african-americans are dumb? >> when did he say they're dumb? >> he calls maxine waters low iq. that's one example. zblf maxine waters is dumb not because she's black. she's just dumb. >> oh, really? >> you say really it has nothing to do with the chore of her skin. >> she might be saying the same thing of you. >> she may say that as well. >> that is not because i'm a minority leader, if i am dumb, it's not because i'm hispanic. she is not dumb because she is black. >> steve, number one, let's have some decorum. it's not right to call a woman that. let's start there. let's go to a tweet that the president had that we all saw. he called andrew gillum a thief. now, andrew gillum is, and i
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asked sarah the other day in the briefing room, what was the definition of a thief? she says, oh, because there is an fbi investigation on him. there is not an fbi investigation on him. it's his colleague. then on top of that, if the president wants to say that he's a thief, you know, he has the worst city, he's downing him why. he also talked about the fact that oh, desantis comes from harvard. that great. but he put down where basically without saying it indirectly where gillum comes from the president vowed at the beginning of 2017, remember the president with kelly ann and her feet on the sofa, in this tweet he basically said later for you. i'm going for the harvard man versus who you are. c'mon, steve, you can't have it both ways. >> april, i might shock you here. -- >> every president calls, people call people unqualified all the time. >> i agree.
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>> go ahead, steve. >> i agree he should not have used the word thief. i think he should be aware there is a connotation you call a public blackman a thief. you don't want to imply criminality. i think what he meant and what i would criticize him on, i would not call him a thief, i would say he supports public policy theft which appropriates wealth and distorts wealth. >> he's a capitalist. he doesn't support socialism. >> bernie sanders was just on. >> i will end it this way, no matter what is being said or credible or not coming from michael cohen in what we discussed, i do wonder after 2016 where we are sitting right now, i do think there is a real question if it impacts voters at this point. i think four days out, no matter what michael cohen was trying to do, i would venture to guess no that's just the way it is. we will see, we'll leave it there. "out front" next, robert mueller
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tonight cnn has learned the special counsel is investigating messages that show controversial long-time trump confident robert stone threatening an associate. cnn obtained the messages. a radio host stone claimed was a back channel to wikileaks founder julien assange, a claim he denies. sarah. you got these messages.
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what's in them that mueller is so interested in? >> reporter: kate, the special counsel has these now the beg question is whether the special counsel will look at them and decide this is some kind offest to tamper with a witness, to intimidate a witness. they have been friend for years, but this mueller investigation has really delivered a blow to their friendship after randy stone and the back channel. here is one of the text messages. he says he got a subpoena from mueller. he says waste of your time, tell him to go f himself. he says, who? stone says mueller. he didn't believe he had been subpoenaed. if you look at their other exchanges, they can be just as 'cause caustic. he is threatening to something to randy creditco when he testified. here's what the messages say. he says you backed up your friends, you run your mouth, my
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lawyers are dying to rip you to shreds. i'm going to take that dog away from you. he says, you don't have a right to threaten me. you crossed a red line, to which stone implies, rot in hell. he sent me a statement responding to these messages. he says, look, we're a bunch of grumpy old men, our text and e-mail messages have to be seen in their totality there is no seriousest to pressure randy to do anything other than fess up to the truth. i got a message from roger stone's attorney, which is essentially the same thing. we looked at the totality. there wasn't obstruction. you completely misunderstand the nature of their relationship. we will see if special counsel mueller agrees with him. >> these are characters. will they get in trouble with robert mueller because of it?
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we will see. and it's great to see you guysf so michael, does this what sarah is laying out, does this look like i don't know witness tampering to you? >> maybe. and i think the context does matter. >> yeah. >> i think sarah is correct to say that if this is just conversations between two friends who are no longer friends because one may be cooperating with the special counsel in a way that the other one doesn't like, that in and of itself might not give rise to witness tampering or obstruction of justice. if, however, roger stone is trying to intimidate anyone into not cooperating or to change their testimony, similar to what we saw in the microsoanafort indictment. mueller charged manafort for reaching out to two perspective witnesses saying to them, remember, this is how i want you to testify.
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>> that crossed between the line of benign communications and witness tampering. mueller will decide whether or not these are, in fact, grumpy old men or one witness trying to intimidate another, obstruct justice and save that poor dog for a better fate. >> and randy creditco, that dog, hess pet, many pets are very important to him. >> that is like a trigger for him to say the least. roger stone says he was trying to encourage creditreditco to t the truth. >> you didn't see those words? please, in retrospect now the walls are closing in, what i meant is something totally benign, multiple associates of roger stone are being brought before the grand jury to talk about these issues. who is not going there? roger stone?
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who is mueller not interested in hearing support for his statements, roger stone. which means they are relying on contextual clues and the testimony of other people to understand roger stone's intent, including the couple lative statements -- cumulative statements, one can conclude mueller continues to be interested in roger stone largely because his own words are being used against him. >> if you have reported last night with steve bannon, then the chief adviser of the trump campaign e-mailed about wikileaks three days before the group released stolen e-mails from the clinton campaign chairman. then have you this does this give you any speaking of context, context where the special counsel's investigation is when we talk about stone so much? >> yeah, it clearly seems as if mueller is looking at stone and others in respect to their communications with wikileaks.
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not only wikileaks, but the people who are identified in the russian hacking indictment. guccifer, dc leaks. the communications may be way more problematic legally than the communications with wikileaks. the thing we have to remember about wikileaks is how do we define them? they called them a holsz style service, others called them a birth protected news organization. so it's very complicated if you are going to charge someone with dealing with an organization that has a first amendment right and so it could be that these tampering obstructionist charges may prove to be far more problematic legally for stone than the coordination. >> do you think roger stone should be worried, laura? >> yes. and precisely because in all my time as a prosecutor, everyone i know who has been a prosecutor, when you brought witnesses before the grrnlgs yoing, you d
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bring the defendant in. you waited for them to have the opportunity to have due process in a criminal trial court. the fact that etch he knows, all the things he has been talking about and his own bravado and puffery he said i exaggerate and make highway patrol bollic statements about those things, all of those things are questioned, never listening to that person leads me to conclude she a target or a defendant. in his own word, he will tell you he is a target of that particular russian indictment hacking. >> roger stone will be joining chris cuomo on cuomo tonight at 9:00 p.m. so probably you definitely don't want to miss that one. "out front" next the good news for trump's economy keeps coming. so then why does the president not want to talk about it? plus a surprising admission before the election, is he giving up on republicans keeps the house in ? ksgiving to my sister's house. ? ? ? e? it in as we need it.
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and future generations. together, we're building a better california. tonight president trump has something to celebrate. the latest jobs numbers. >> we had tremendous job numbers today. we just released 250 thousand new jobs created in the month of october. that was shocking for a lot of people. that was a tremendous number by any standard. >> in addition to the better-than-expected jobs numbers, wages were up 3.1%.
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that's the biggest gain since 2009. so, "out front kwp" stephen moo. and robert reissh. robert, a strong report today, do you give the president credit? >> well, i give the credit to the president for not getting in the way of the momentum created by president obama. look, kate, this is the 97th consecutive month of growth in terms of the economy and also of unemployment growth of employment growth. this is a very, very strong economy and not withstanding the trade wars and the hate speech or the hateful speech, i should say and all of the uncertainty the attack on democratic institutions, all of the attacks on the press, not withstanding all of that, the market has kept on humming for 97 consecutive months. and i give some credit also to
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the fed for not screwing it up. >> so, teefb, thatsteve -- that optimistic, robert. steve, you need to thank obama for this in. >> hardly, i don't know if are you a baseball fan this economy is like the boston red sox, we're having a hell of a year with the economy. it's picked up considerably the argument, by the way, barack obama made this argument today in miami this is really his economy. but people like my friend robert reich and barack obama are the people that said donald trump was going to cause the second great depression if he was elected and destroy the economy. you can't have it both ways. you know if the economy were terrible you would be blaming it on trump. now it's good, you say it's the obama effect. you say heads you win, tails trump loses. the economy was only growing at 1.5% growth rate in barack obama's last year in office.
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now it's growing close to 4%. that's a big deal. that's going 50 miles an hour down the highway and 40 miles down the highway and robert reich, i wonder if you can point to anything, anything that wasn't good in this report today? we had higher wages, more labor participation, more manufacturing jobs and 250,000 jobs. >> robert. >> well, kate, if i may respond to my good friend steve. i think one of the major reasons that president trump is not talking about the economy is he knows and his pollsters were advising him, most people's lives were not that much better. he promised a tax cut that would raise their wages $4,000. they didn't get it. the cost of housing. everything else that are, we know right now 80% of americans are living paycheck to paycheck. this is not great sunny times. the president also knows that fear and hate are much more
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powerful motivators than economic statistics. i mean, fear and hate go back to willie hortop. go back into american politics. go back to lee atwater and roger ails, the godfathers of thugs. >> all you are doing is changing the subject. it sound like you are -- >> trump has changed. >> i do want to ask you both about that. donald trump does not always talk about the economy. it may be a mention. his closing argument has definitely not been about the economy. it has very clearly been about be afraid and in talking about immigration and division. >> that is just what he has laid out. he thinks that's winning. >> that is what won in in 2016 and he thinks it will win him again. why not talking about the economy? you don't have to wonder. he answered to that this afternoon. >> they all say speak about the economy. speak about the economy. well, we have the greatest economy in the history of our
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country. but sometimes it's not as exciting to talk about the economy. right? because we have a lot of other things to talk about. >> ah, there it is, kate. not as exciting to talk about the economy. that's it in a nut shshell. >> first of all, on this issue about the condition of american workers, look, obviously from the first day -- the first day i started working with donald trump, the first time i met him, he said, i want to cause power -- i want policies that will help elevate the wages and salaries and conditions of middle class and working class workers. bob, that's why that number on wages is an exciting one. you are now finally seeing wages rise after ten years when they didn't rise, second of all, how about the consumer confidence numbers, have you the highest in 18 years, americans are feeling good about things. i don't have an explanation for why the republicans don't want
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to talk about it. >> it's not exciting, says donald trump. >> it is exciting. i'm excitable. i love those numbers. >> go vote for him. >> you may be excited. i'm not. i'm not going to vote for him. >> you know what, i will make a prediction. i have been pessimistic as a republican, i always thought the democrats would win a big election on tuesday, but because of these new numbers on consumer confidence and more jobs, you know, i think things are looking up, bob, for the republican party. i hate to tell you. >> i don't at all. we'll find out soon. >> do you think this report will keep republicans from winning the house in. >> look. it's back in play. people don't vote people out when they feel like things are going well in the country. they do bob. >> you got to stick your neck out. steven more. thank you, bob, i really appreciate it. "out front" next, president obama on the campaign trail. can he get supporters to the polls? i'll talk to one woman running for congress who is banking on
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tonight, republicans are worried that a congressman in texas who disagrees with many of president trump's immigration policies, that that republican could be in trouble. ed lavendera has our race of the day. >> reporter: if you live in the 23rd congressional district of texas, you probably prefer life served up scenic and slow. it is a massive district that sits own roughly 800 miles of
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the texas/mexico border and stretches from san antonio to the edge of el paso. it is about the size of georgia with less than a million people. for weeks an endless cycle of campaign ads have jammed the air waves from the incumbent republican congressman, will hurd, and gina ortiz joenz, the democratic challenger. a "new york times" poll shows hurd with a comfortable lead but in the last few weeks of the campaign the national republican congressional committee suddenly dropped $600,000 into the race and president trump didn't doing hurd any favors in this majority speck district by scribing the migrant caravan as invaders and threatening to do away with birth right citizenship. >> i would find a rock and hide under there. >> reporter: pancho is from eagle pass. we talked about the race if his porch, overlooking the rio grandee into mexico. he considers will hurd a friend
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and says the congressman is hoping to run out the clock on this election when congressman hurd hears the things that president trump is saying what do you think is going through his mind? >> i am sure he is cringing. he is a good dude, no doubt about that. i mean i can't speak for the guy, but i'm sure that he don't like it. >> reporter: we found congressman hurd greeting voters outside this polling location. what do you say to the voter who says i want to vote for you but you are in the president's party and the i with a he talks about these things is rubbing me the wrong way? >> i am the only person in this race, my race that has proven ability to work across the i will and also stand up to both parties. >> reporter: in washington, hurd has carved out an image as a moderate who occasionally breaks from president trump and the republican party. he doesn't support the border wall and the former cia officer says trump is being manipulated
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by russia. gina is a former air force intelligence officer. she says hess opposition to trump is overblown. >> will hurd says one thing in the district, votes a completely different way in washington. >> reporter: lupe ruiz lives in eagle pass, hasn't voted since 2008 but plans to vote for ortiz-jones because of president trump's cruel rhetoric. is the way president trump is talking about immigration making you want to go out and vote again? >> it's -- yes, in a way, yes, it is. because there is like a lot of racist there for me. that's what i see. the way he talks. >> reporter: rouse ann gonzalez is a live long republican and trump supporter. she worries his tone is alienating much needed voters in this district. >> ard thatter stance is a good
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thing. i don't think that the way that president trump is saying it is relating well. but i think that his message that he wants to get across is good. just not the way that he is sending it. >> reporter: it might be an old political cliche. every vote counts. s that truly truer in no other district in texas. the district is truly one of the only swing districts in this state. the last two elections were decided by 2500 and 3,000 votes. will hurd won both of those elections. it cams down to a handful of votes across the district. that's why every little thing here especially this the last few days this campaign matters so much. >> people say that for a lot of race. for will hurd it does seem to be true. president obama endorsed ortiz-jones who was in that fees. and also right now, the former president is on the trail again,
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in georgia, touching for democrats. earlier today in florida, he had this to say. >> i can't tell you how encouraged i have been to see sow many people getting involved for the first time. record numbers of women who are running for office. you know we need more women. >> up front now, one woman running for the first time. who president obama has endorsed. who he rallied for last week. alyssa slotkin is running for congress in florida's eighth district. thanks for coming in. >> thanks for having me. >> the four days away. the latest polling has you three points behind congressman mike bishop your opponent. how are you feeling? what are you hearing out there. >> we have 1,500 volunteers poundsing the pavement. we feel great. half of our volunteers have never done anything political in their entire life. so they are really energized. we are hitting the pavement. i still believe that neighbor
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talking to neighbor, friend talking to friend is the way that you win tight elections. that's what we are doing. >> president obama campaigned for you last week. his track record kind of over time has been he is great at turning out the vote when he is on the ballot. he is not great at turning out people for other democrats. do you think you need obama to win? >> i don't think it is about any one individual, to be honest. i think that people want to hear from people who are talking about actual issues. at least here in michigan. people are sick of just the polarization. we are a very purple state. i grew up. my das was a republican, my mom was a democrat. we never fought about politics here. its tone and tenor that's imported from washington that people can't stand. and they want to just get to work. that's what michiganders do. it is not about any one person. it is about who is talking positive wlooely about changing
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the tone and tenor in washington and about prescriptions and health insurance. >> prescriptions have been drowned out by the rhetoric. but folks think anger turns people out to the polls. that's at least one theory. president trump acknowledged for the first time today at a rally that republicans could lose the house. listen to this. >> if chuck schumer, crying chuck, and nancy pelosi, and the legendary maxine waters take power, they will try to erase our gains and eradicate our progress. that's what's going to happen. they are going the work hard, and we will be fighting. oh, it will be -- it will be ridiculous, frankly. it will be bad for our country. the democrats -- and it could happen. could happen. we are doing very well, and we are doing really well in the senate. but could happen. >> add to that this week nancy pelosi, top democrat in the house went all in and says
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democrats are going to win the majority. when it's all about turning out voters, when you talk about people to people, neighbor to neighbor, motivating people to take time to show up and vote, do those kinds of predictions help you? >> no. they don't. i'm sorry. neither side. i just -- i just feel like people have just got the sense that washington is broken. kind of -- people i talk to here, there is a lot of people who proudly tell me they don't vote. i will knock on doors and there will be someone who is proud about that. we will say what do you mean, come on. they say both parties are broken. the system is corrupt. i'll out. these are often young people, people bowing out of their first and second election. as a security proefg by training that is a threat the our democracy. i don't think it helps to have senior politicians saying we are going to win or we are going to lose. i think what matters is how are you helping people's pocket books or their kids. if you can't speak to that as a
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candidate you don't deserve their vote, period. >> alyssa slotkin, thank you we will be watching to see what happens on tuesday. >> thaunks thanks so much. >> we invited alyssa's opponent congressman mike bishop on the show and he has not accepted our invitation. sabbath services are underway across the united states. we will honor them next.
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on the marks the first sabbath, shall be at, since the murders of 1 is people at the tree of life synagogue in pittsburgh. shall be at services for all three congregations that are housed there are being held today and tomorrow at a nearby synagogue as that community mournsz and continues to remember those lives lost. the pittsburgh gazette's lead headline in hebrew, the opening
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words of the kaddish, the jewish prayer of mourning. the last of the victims' funerals was held today. 97-year-old rose malinger, she was laid the rest. she was the oldest of the victims killed. her family says the synagogue was the center of her very active life. our sincerest condolences to her family and all of those grieving this week. "ac 360" starts now. good evening w four days until midterm elections the president of the united states is making a closing argument for his party. so is the former president of the united states, and in an appearance today in miami barack obama said something he and donald trump might agree on though for different reasons and perhaps for different ends. quote, the character of our country, he said, is on the ballot. so too is the character of the president and the parties he


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