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inspiring, friends, and making the most of our talents. turns out 50 really ain't so bad. and thanks to all of you for watching "the real story." have a fantastic day. i'm gretchen. hillary clinton letting loose and hitting hard at donald trump. >> he's written a lot of books about business. they all seem to end at chapter 11. >> now donald trump is lashing right back and promising a blistering speech of his own. also clinton's potential running mates revealed. we're hearing who's on the short list for her vice presidential pick. and donald trump meeting with evangelical leaders behind closed doors. we're expecting to learn this hour exactly what they discussed. plus the very latest numbers on where the candidates stand in a new poll out today. that is all ahead this hour.
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i'm trace gallagher in for shepard smith. donald trump is entering with the largest major disadvantage of any party nominee in recent history and he's calling on republicans to step up their support to help level the playing field. according to filings with the federal election commission, hillary clinton started this month with $42 million in the bank. donald trump had just $1.3 million. the report also shows clinton's campaign raised $26 million last month, even though she was still fighting bernie sanders. trump's team raised just $3 million, even though he spent most of that time as the presumptive nominee. of course donald trump has said he self-fundied his primary campaign because he didn't want to owe any favors to donors and he claims that he can win with less money than a traditional candidate. donald trump tells fox he may spend more of his own millions if he doesn't raise enough
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money, but he's also facing an organizational disadvantage against clinton. "the new york times" reports she has about 700 staffers while trump has roughly 70. then there are recent polls which show him trailing. a survey out today from cnn and orc has clinton beating trump 47-42% in a head-to-head matchup. a poll of key swing states out today from quinnipiac university showed trump trailing hillary clinton by eight points in florida but trailing by just one point in pennsylvania and has him tied with clinton in ohio. donald trump says he fired his controversial campaign manager, corey lewandowski, to help move his campaign in a different direction. john roberts is live for us at trump tower with more on donald trump's fund-raising. hi, john. >> reporter: no question, trace, this campaign is in urgent need of a reboot, particularly when you look at those numbers that you just talked about. his opponent has got 32 times the money on hand that donald
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trump has. donald trump in the month of may had to loan himself another $2 million. that's in addition to the $55 million he's already put into the campaign of his own money, which he says he is now not going to pay himself back. one of the knocks on corey lewandowski for many inside the campaign was he was resisting bringing on more people and building out the organization, putting more people on the payroll. even as trump reboots his campaign, he insists he is going to keep it lean. maybe not as lean as under lewandowski, and is urging republicans to get behind him and throw their support with his campaign. here he is from earlier. >> i'm not looking to spend a billion dollars. i'm also tell you this, i need support from the republicans. i mean in some ways i get more support from the democrats than i do the republicans. reince and the rnc have been terrific, but it would be nice to have full support from people that are in office. i mean full verbal support. >> reporter: donald trump is going to throw even more of his own money to the campaign, trace, launching a 48-hour
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online fund-raising drive in which he says he will match dollar for dollar any contributions that come in online up to a maximum of $2 million for that 48-hour period. some people like ed rollins who run the great america pac say the fact trump is throwing so much of his own money into this campaign may be dissuading other donors because they say why throw in our money. >> yeah, the guy is loaded. we talked about these evangelical leaders meeting with trump. how'd that go? >> reporter: a thousand of them gathered here today. we heard from folks they're really with donald trump, they just wanted assure anss such as his support for religious freedoms, his support for israel, that he would nominate supreme court justices that they could believe in. things that are very close to the hearts of evangelical leaders. robert jeffers is an informal advisor to the trump campaign.
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he told me he thinks trump has closed the deal with most evangelicals. here he is. >> we still have a few that need to be converted, but i think when they look down the gun barrel of a hillary clinton presidency, they'll understand there really is no choice but donald trump. >> reporter: you know, basically he's saying what are you going to do, are you going to vote for hillary clinton, are you going to vote for donald trump. but don't forget ted cruz through the entire primary campaign that unless you nominate a true conservative, many of those conservatives are going to stay home by the millions, the way they did back in 2012 and 2008. >> john, thank you. let's bring in matt visor, a political reporter for "the boston globe." i get to get to this money between hillary clinton and donald trump. i like your line where you said trump's hotels are gilded in - 24-karat gold but his campaign is a motel 6.
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>> is opulent towers, hotels, resorts are all designed on a lot of money and that image of wealth, which is in striking contrast to his campaign right now and the amount of money that he's both putting into it personally as well as how much he's got in the bank at this stage. and it's worrying a lot of republicans at this stage, how much of a deficit he has to hillary clinton. >> and with good reason, matt. even if the money starts rolling in today, the question is can donald trump get his ground game going in these battleground states. he's got t hire people and get this thing rolling so that's a big question for a lot of republican donors, is it too little and is it too late, matt. >> just identifying people, hiring them, getting them going in states. that's what you use these sort of quieter weeks of the campaign to do. the trump campaign has not really been doing that. they have not been staffing up the way that hillary clinton has been. we should point out that trump did successfully in the primary without a large operation, but the general election is going to
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be a lot different ball game and they really need to start to sort of ramping up their campaign operations. >> matt, if we're looking for comparisons here, you go back four years ago where mitt romney was trailing president obama, but not as far as donald trump is trailing hillary clinton. and mitt romney had a ground game and mitt romney had money, but boy, when the summer pressure came from the obama campaign, it hit the romney campaign very hard. >> and you can already sense that from the clinton campaign. they're up on air with tv ads, pretty big tv ads in a lot of the swing states. donald trump has yet to air an ad during the campaign. so that again is worrying, i think, republicans who worry about what happened four years ago. the summer is typically a quieter stretch, but the obama campaign used that time to brand mitt romney. hindsight he did ne out of that very well. so there's a worry that the clinton campaign is gaining a lot of ground right now over
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trump's campaign. >> so it's been one day since the firing of corey lewandowski. some could say we're one day into the trump campaign but the truth is, lewandowski didn't make the comments about the judge in california, lewandowski didn't make the comments post the orlando shooting. so is it a new trump campaign? because they can use teleprompters and edit these speeches but a lot of the things he says are off the cuff and what tends to get him in trouble. >> corey had a mantra of let trump be tlurump. the question now is can trump be reined in. can he have a different demeanor. can he bite his tongue a little bit when his first instinct is to go on the attack. paul manafort is going to probably try to rein that in a little bit, have teleprompters, prepared remarks, statements vetted a little bit more before they go out. that's the question over the next few weeks that a lot more
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establishment republicans will be looking to see if trump can be a little bit of a different trump. >> paul manafort better get up early before trump calls into "fox & friends" and starts bantering. the trump meeting with evangelicals today, what do you think? >> this has been one of the enduring things of the campaign where trump did quite well, actually, among evangelicals in the primaries. to the befuddlement of his opponents. he's been married three times, he's been on the cover of "playboy" and has been talking about gays and lesbians in a more welcoming way that evangelicals talk. so i think the meeting probably was a way to bridge and try and excite some of the leaders of the evangelical church. trump has had the people in the pews i think throughout the campaign, but he needs the leadership sort of on board. i think that this meeting was a little bit about that and trying to get them behind his campaign.
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>> a lot of voters loved him and a lot of leaders didn't. matt visor, thank you. a lot more politics ahead, including donald trump responding to hillary clinton's attacks on his business skills. plus the attorney general, loretta lynch, just spoke in orlando about the deadly terror attack there. a live look as she visits a memorial to the victims. and what she had to say about the investigation is next. here's what we were thinking. what if you get a mortgage on your phone? wouldn't more people buy homes? and wouldn't those people need to fill their homes with household goods? and wouldn't the makers of those goods have phones from which they could easily secure mortgages of their own? further stoking demand as our tidal wave of ownership floods the country with new homeowners, who now must own other things. anyway. that's what we were thinking. real is touching a ray. amazing is moving like one.
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taerj loretta lynch visiting orlando today where she met with some of the victims' families and some of the first responders. the attorney general is visiting at ememorial. she spoke moments ago. >> the message of orlando goes beyond one night of unspeakable terror. what i have seen today and what the american people have seen in the wake of this horrific assault is a message of determination. >> the justice department reports it's still investigating the shooting. the feds say they have done hundreds of interviews and have not ruled out charging other people. that could include the shooter's wife or widow, who investigators say they're working to figure out how much she knew about the plot ahead of time. meantime there's word the gunman bought thousands of dollars worth of jewelry just days before committing the worst mass shooting in american history. that's according to the reporting of abc news. let's get live to steve harrigan
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live in orlando. what else did we learn from the attorney general today? >> reporter: trace, probably the most important thing to come out of that press conference by the attorney general nine days after the slaughter which took place behind me is basically a vow. she said the fbi would learn what motivated the killer, why this man did what he did, even if it meant reconstructing his entire life, the people around him and all of the events running up to that slaughter. also they said the fbi will look at itself and what faults or mistakes it has made in the past, mentioning the fact that the fbi had investigated this killer twice in the past and closed the case on it. no real details about the case, given up no mention about whether the widow would be charged and no mention about yesterday's controversy, the editting out of the professed killer's allegiance to isis. >> a lot of questions about the gunman's behavior before the shooting. what else are we learning down
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there? >> reporter: you mentioned the jewelry and it fits into a string of patterns of a man apparently preparing to carry out a mass attack, an attack in which he would likely be killed. the purchase of body armor, attempted purchase of body armor. buying a thousand rounds of ammunition. selling his share in the house. putting his wife, now his widow on his insurance, on his bank accounts. really a series of behaviors unnoticed, undedektected of a m preparing to carry out mass slaughter where he would die as well. >> steve, thank you. more on the orlando massacre in a moment. we will talk to judge andrew napolitano who says the feds have seriously compromised their credibility with editting the transcripts of the 911 calls. that's next. defiance is in our bones.
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first the feds say they blacked out part of the transcript of the orlando killer's 911 calls to avoid spreading terrorist propaganda and out of respect to the victims, but after republican leaders complained, the justice department released the entire transcript to avoid what it calls an unnecessary distraction. now the feds are under fire again for the flip-flop. fox news senior judicial analyst judge andrew napolitano is here. >> it's good to be with you, trace. it's good to be in the same room with you instead of working through a monitor. >> this really is, it's a credibility issue. >> yes. >> right down to its core. >> the feds have created a serious issue on their own. they said they wanted to avoid an issue by using the redactions, instead they have created an issue. there's two problems here. one is they tried to rewrite history. they tried to keep from us the certain articulation of the killer's loyalty to the leader
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of isis and his reference to his version of god using an arabic phrase. it was plain as day once they had revealed what was there what they were trying to do. this fits the president's paradigm that this is a gun control issue rather than an international terrorist issue. >> but we knew that, judge. we knew exactly what had been redacted. i mean there were some things that maybe we didn't know, the reference to abu bakr al baghdadi so why do it and have to reverse yourself. the knock against this administration is they just do not want to talk about the actual root cause. >> i think the uproar was so across the board, they probably even got pressure from their democratic friends on capitol hill, and the decision must have come from the white house because the attorney general told chris wallace on sunday the transcript is coming out tomorrow. you're not going to hear the words, you're not going to hear his voice, there's a transcript and we're doeg to redact it.
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chris did a great job challenging her and she stood her ground. 36 hours later she completely either changed her mind or it was changed for her by her boss at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. second problem with the fbi, when the transcript, the redacted transcript came out, it was accompanied by a summary of the three hostage negotiations that took place between about 2:08 and 5:12 and a summary of the forensics, what they discovered when they examined the building. listen to this. the summary of the forensics says there was no report of shots being fired after the initial encounter with police outside the building and the breach, that's their effort to break down the wall, their successful effort at 5:15. that caused us to conclude, my god, those people were killed at the time of the breach. then we learned that he fired 100 shots between 2:00 and 2:08 and some people were laying on the floor begging for their
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lives bleeding from bullet wounds. so the fbi and local police here for reasons best known to them have been deceptive and incomprehensib incomprehensible. >> the gunfire was 40 to 50 bullets a minute. darn close to 100 in the first two minutes of firing. it's interesting you say it went to the white house, because the white house was very adamant yesterday, josh earnest saying it didn't come from us. we did not tell the doj to redact those transcripts. why would the white house make a point of saying, no, it wasn't us? >> because the white house is supporting somebody for president of the united states who's also being investigated by the fbi and the justice department and they probably wanted to remove the mystique of changing language from the implications of the presidential campaign. trace, who knows what goes through their minds in this environment. did loretta lynch change her mind or was it changed for her? we'll probably never know. >> and loretta lynch side stepped the question a couple of times about the wife being charged, facing charges.
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we went back and you think about the tsarnaev wife who was never charged to this day. you think how can she not be charged? >> well, we don't know exactly what she said in the confession, but she is clearly a material witness. obviously her husband is dead, so if she's not charged and there are no other confederates, then there is no criminal case and she's not a material witness to testify. of course there will be no testimony. why they're not charging her, i don't know. again, the versions of the interrogation that they leaked is damning to her. maybe it was selectively leaked. would the fbi do that? >> judge, great to see you. >> pleasure, trace. do you like it in los angeles? >> i love living in los angeles, it's great. i love working here, it's great fun. i miss you. thank you, judge. well, police say three people tried to get into new york with a vanful of loaded weapons. they stopped the vehicle at the entrance to the holland tunnel in new jersey after they noticed a large crack on the windshield.
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the officer said he spotted a gun on the passenger side and eventually uncovered this arsenal. cops say the suspects
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hillary clinton going after donald trump on the economy today. she said the united states of america doesn't do business trump's way. watch. >> you might think that because he has spent his life as a businessman, he'd be better prepared to handle the economy. well, it turns out he's dangerous there too. just like he shouldn't have his finger on the button, he shouldn't have his hands on our economy. >> the presumptive democratic nominee gave a speech in columbus, ohio, a key battleground state. she said trump would lead the u.s. into a lengthy recession, costing millions of americans their jobs. but voters from ohio and other swing states seem to disagree. in a new quinnipiac poll, folks from florida, ohio and pennsylvania say trump would be better at creating jobs than clinton. that was obviously before her speech today. during the speech, trump fired
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back at the former secretary of state on twitter. one tweet reading, quote, hillary clinton's open borders immigration policies will drive down wages for all americans and make everyone less safe. mike emanuel is live for us in columbus, ohio. mike, what else did she say today? >> reporter: trace, hillary clinton says just like donald trump does not have the right temperament to be our next commander in chief, he is also not the right person to lead the u.s. economy. >> every day we see how reckless and careless trump is. he's proud of it. well, that's his choice. except when he's asking to be our president. then it's our choice. >> reporter: donald trump did not waste any time pushing back, firing back on social media. >> hillary clinton's only right about one thing, i understand debt and how to handle it. i've made a fortune with debt.
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but debt for this country is a disaster and obama has piled it on and she's been there watching. >> reporter: i should note the latest cnn/orc poll gives donald trump an eight-point lead over hillary clinton over who best to lead the economy, so you can expect more attacks from clinton on these economic issues. trace. >> apparently, mike, there's some news coming out about hillary clinton narrowing down her vice presidential pick. what do we know? >> reporter: that's right. two democratic sources on capitol hill tell me that hillary clinton's team is well into the vetting process of potential running mates. the names they are hearing the most are virginia senator tim kaine, california congressman javier becerra and sherrod brown. virginia and ohio obviously expected to be huge battleground states in november. becerra would offer some diversity. the rest will be up to clinton. >> fascinating stuff. mike emanuel live for us in
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columbus. let's bring in the senior political reporter for "usa today." heidi, she went after him very hard, went after his bankruptcies hard, the whole idea of him not revealing his taxes. do you think the speech today was effective for hillary clinton? >> it was effective in terms of the talking points that she's putting out there, kind of telling us specifically how she's going to go after his biggest strength, which is that he sells himself as a successful businessman who can do for the american people what he did for his companies. so she's trying to basically tear that apart point by point, going big after the argument about debt and how using his own comments against him, how he basically bruankrupted his casis and has a number of defunct ventures. she's has an argument that he is saying he has a special business talent to do for them what he did for himself.
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>> she's putting her faults out there first saying donald trump, he's going to go out there and he's going to woo wall street and do great things for wall street. donald trump she hit him on transparency. you think wait a minute, hillary clinton is getting money from wall street. hillary clinton's transparency is not exactly the best issue for her to be going after right now. it's interesting how she framed those against trump. >> i noticed that as well and i noticed that she made that wall street argument very early in the speech, which immediately the light went off in my head, okay, this is a preemptive strike because hillary clinton knows very well this was a weakness that bernie sanders very much used against her in the primary and that donald trump was even picking up on at that point in terms of the wall street donations. she's a former new york senator. by definition you're going to do a lot of business with wall street. and so this is something that i think she's trying to early out of the box turn back around on him because she does see it as a potential problem area. >> it's interesting because the polls show, look, hillary clinton is leading or very close
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to leading in a lot of these battleground states and in the nationwide poll. but you look at the one question where donald trump does well and it's who do you think would be better at leading the economy. trump does better than clinton so this was an important moment for her. >> it's an important moment and tomorrow will be an important moment as well because as the campaign knows, it's not going to be enough to just beat up on trump. she does have a lot of proposals that she's put out, but one of the critiques within her own circle of advisers and friends has been that she needs to have a broader economic narrative to tie that altogether. something compelling. because one of the things the campaign is most concerned about is that a lot of these more middle and lower income americans are very intrigued by donald trump and what he might be able to do for them. >> she had no specifics at all today, so i'm assuming we'll hear more of that tomorrow but there was nothing about how are you going to create jobs and lift wages and the rest of it. >> that was strategic.
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because she has put a lot out there in terms of her $10 billion plan on manufacturing, in terms of clean energy jobs. she has a big infrastructure proposal. but this is the time that i think tomorrow -- the reason why tomorrow is going to be so interesting, because this is the time when voters really need to start looking under the hood here on both of these candidates. this is such an important election. there's so many people who are struggling out there, either underemployed or unemployed and they really need to look at the specifics of what they're being offered here and not just the rhetoric. so far that has not been the dialogue that we're having. >> i've got to go, heidi, but i've got to get your take on what did you think about the trump rapid blasting the retweets and going after her during the speech? it's a new tactic for his campaign? >> it's a new tactic. it's really fascinating that it happened on the same day that they kicked corey lewandowski to the curb and new management is in town. this has been one of the concerns a lot of people in trump world have had all along that you can't use the same
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fighting tactics that you used in the primary in the general and that a lot of the attacks that hillary clinton was landing on him, the punches that she was landing, including that blistering foreign policy speech were going unanswered. today we saw a big shift in that approach. >> fighting right back. there's a new sheriff in town. heidi, good to see you, thank you. well, a new gun control proposal in the senate today after four separate measures failed to pass last night. the latest plan announced just this afternoon is bipartisan, but analysts say it's still a long shot to pass. white house spokesman josh earnest called last night's failed senate votes, quote, a shameful display of cowardice. >> this is the very textbook definition of cowardice. to talk tough in the hopes that nobody will actually ask you to do something. republicans were asked to do something. they were asked to vote. on a common sense proposal that would make our community safer and they abdicated that responsibility too.
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>> the votes came eight days after the orlando nightclub massacre. republican congresswoman susan collins of maine is pushing a bipartisan bill that would stop people on the no-fly list from buying guns but the number two republican in the senate says he has concerns about that measure. >> i think it's a slippery slope when an american citizen is denied a constitutional right without forcing the government to come forward with some evidence on the front end as opposed to leaving that on the back end. >> let's get live to doug who's on capitol hill. senator collins says she has support from both sides. does she? >> well, it looks like she does. i just came from that press conference where she was flanked by a bipartisan array of senators. among them republicans jeff quake, kelly ayotte, lindsey graham, angus king of maine was there. also flanked by heidi hidecamp, tim kaine of virginia and bill nelson of florida. together they presented an entirely different kind of tone
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than the back-and-forth we have been seeing on the senate floor in the past 24 years from pro second amendment senators and anti-second amendment senators. senator bill nelson from florida who just came from orlando offered this heartfelt message that i think was felt by a lot of senators up there this afternoon. >> i owe it to the people of orlando to try to get something done. i owe it not only to those families of 49, but i owe it to those families of people still in the hospital, some of which may not make it. >> reporter: the way this susan collins' bill differs from what we've seen last night, the four that went down to defeat, is that it would buy banning guns from anybody on two subsets of the terrorism watch list. the no-fly list -- by the way, there are 100,000 people on the no-fly list but only about 1,000 americans, also from the select
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t list and there are 1700 americans on that list. unlike the feinstein amendment that failed last night, this one sponsors say does protect due process. >> this is a common sense, bipartisan proposal to ensure that terrorists cannot purchase firearms. no fly, no buy, and this is one where it ensures that americans have the due process protection that they need to challenge the finding if they believe it is wrong. >> reporter: in addition to allowing for an appeal, this particular bill, the susan collins bill, would allow for somebody to recover their legal fees if they challenge the finding that they couldn't buy a gun and they prove to be correct. that's a significant difference as well. >> and the odds of this thing making it to the senate floor for a vote? >> reporter: well, susan collins said majority leader mcconnell has promised her that he will allow this bill to come to a vote on the senate floor, so
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that's one certainly very, very promising sign. you've just got to consider the tone up here right now. this is an election year. the gun rights issue is as hot an issue as anything that exists up here. a lot of senators want to play to their base here. it's worth votes and it's worth money, so impediments are huge and profound, but we'll see what lies ahead. >> we shall see. doug, thank you. well, today donald trump met with hundreds of evangelical leaders. up next, what we're hearing he told them in the off camera conversation. fascinating stuff, next. family road trip! fun! check engine. not fun! but, you've got hum. that's like driving with this guy. all you do is press this, and in plain english, "coolant", you'll know what's wrong. if you do need a mechanic, just press this. "thank you for calling hum." and if you really need help, help can find you, automatically, 24/7. because you put this, in here. hum by verizon. the technology designed to make your car
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up in other areas. last week the iraqis said they had liberated most of the city. the united nations reports tens of thousands of people have escaped fallujah, which militants held for more than two years, but officials say thousands more civilians could still be inside. the city was the site of one of the bloodiest battles that american troops fought during the iraq war. a deadly attack targeting a u.s. ally in the fight against isis. investigators say a suicide attacker drove a truckful of explosives through jordan's border with syria, killing six members of the jordanian security forces. 14 others were hurt. the king of jordan said the government will respond, quote, with an iron fist and they have already sealed the border. it happened early today near a camp that's home to tens of thousands of syrian refugees. the associated press reports it's the deadliest attack at the jordan/syria border in recent memory. so far nobody has claimed responsibility. well, more now on donald trump's meeting with nearly a
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thousand conservative christian leaders. one of those leaders posted a video to twitter of trump saying he doesn't know much about hillary clinton's religion. >> what do you know about hillary in terms of religion? she's been in the public eye for years and years, and yet there's no -- there's nothing out there. there's like nothing out there. it's going to be an extension of obama, but it's going to be worse. >> family research council president tony perkins says donald trump will need more support from evangelicals than mitt romney had in 2012. he also says right now trump doesn't have it. lauren green is live for us in times square. lauren, why was the meeting here so important? >> reporter: well, it was important. by the way, hillary clinton is actually a methodist. that is her religious background. just so they would know. but, you know, the meeting today was so conservative christians can vet the gop's presumptive nominee, donald trump. he knows they're the largest
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voting bloc in the republican party and he needs their numbers in 2016 if he's going to win in the general election. there are still many who aren't convinced that he is their man. dr. ben carson, he's one of the organizers of this event. he's the former gop presidential candidate. he's now supporting donald trump. he organized this meeting so others would get on board. one of the things donald trump did say today is he would defend israel, that he would repeal obamacare, that he would fill the supreme court with conservative judges. all of those things that this group wants to hear because their number one concern is religious liberty and the rights of conscience. this is their number one priority for this 2016 election. and they wanted to hear those words from donald trump. apparently they did. back to you. >> lauren, who else was at this meeting of note? >> reporter: well, you mentioned tony perkins, of the family research council. also james dobson with focus on the family. you've got franklin graham of the billy graham evangelistic
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association. pretty much anybody who is a prominent pastor in the country was here today. i asked one of them, i said why are you supporting donald trump? he's a man who seems the least religious of all the candidates, even including hillary clinton and bernie sanders. he said there's one word, protection. we see donald trump as someone who will protect our religious liberty. we are not seeing him as a commander in chief, we're seeing him as protector in chief. back to you. >> lauren green live for us in times square. lauren, thank you. two wildfires are burning in the los angeles suburbs and fire officials say the intense heat is only making things worse and it is hot. we're talking about hundreds and hundreds of homes that could be at risk. a live report coming up next. put some distance between you and temptation
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racketeering case that could put him away for 20 years. a jury found congressman chaka fattah guilty on all accounts including fraud and money laundering. they say he used the lobbyists a a human atm and took out an illegal loan in 2007. attorneys for him argued he didn't know anything about the scheme a pair of wildfires raging through the los angeles suburbs prompting hundreds to evacuate their homes. you can see a huge cloud of smoke in the air behind the l.a. skyline. the fire started yesterday afternoon within an hour of each other. around 20 miles northeast of the city. so far, they have burned through thousands of acheeres and are z percent containsed. fire fitteghters are dealing wia
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number of other fires. what is it like where you are? >> reporter: the sherpa fire is just about done. hot shot crews and just about everybody else has been reassigned to the l.a. fire. >> when a fire explodes like this one did, there is mace sieve call-up of manpower. essentially, they have to create an instant city. in this case, they took over a high school. >> this the morning, this amphitheatre was filled with firefighters and incident commander's, each one assigned a specific task. >> where do people sleep? >> well, pretty much anywhere they can. this morning, we saw people near the beach, sometimes next to their crew vehicles. in this case, a ball field. >> they have taken over these classrooms. here you have air operations, safety. >> how do you feel 2000 people? >> a 24/7 operation.
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this is the mess tent. there are seven containers with nothing but food. every fire is an event commemorated by a shirt. this is the sherpa shirt. the firefighters are on their way to l.a. men and women without an address for the summer. >> what is the big picture across the state of california? >> reporter: the two wildfires north of l.a. are a big problem. that's where everything is going right now. they exploded yesterday. it is now being called the san gabriel complex file. it has burned 5400 acres in less than 24 hours. you can see how happy it is with these conditions. it is chewing up huge chunks of 30-year-old dry brush. a fire like this really cannot be stopped. it can be redirected. an l.a. fire last night attacked it aggressively. flying at night, which is very unusual and highly dangerous using infrared and nice vision
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to drop the retardant and protect homes. the good news is, weather is improving. number two, the winds have shifted. they are now onshore. they are blowing the flames away from homes. that's the way it is now. it is going to be a little while before they get a handle on those two. the triple digit temperatures in california met lots of folks who were cranking up their air conditions, a potential disaster for the state's power grid. they say the system passed the first test of the summer, although thousands lost power because of the heat. there were no major blackouts reported. we learned that california's last nuclear plant will close by 2025. the facility is located on the coast about halfway between los angeles and san francisco. it will be replaced by solar power and other energy sources. this is a win for environmentalists who argued the plant's location near major fault lines puts people at risk
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if there is an earthquake. we'll be right back with a look at the opening of america's answer to the eiffel tower which has since become a summertime favorite and it happened on this day in history. real is making new friends. amazing is getting this close. real is an animal rescue. amazing is over twenty-seven thousand of them. there is only one place where real and amazing live. seaworld. real. amazing this just got interesting. so why pause to take a pill? and why stop to find a bathroom? cialis for daily use, is the only daily tablet approved to treat erectile dysfunction so you can be ready anytime the moment is right. plus cialis treats the frustrating urinary symptoms of bph,
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nobody really made a lot of money but it is better than losing. i'm trace gallagher in for shepard smith. i'll be visiting tonight with megyn kelly. charles payne in for neal caputo. his wife left the state of florida. right now, i do not know the answer of that. i believe she was going to travel but i do not know her location now. >> wow, even the attorney general doesn't know the exact location of the orlando terrorist's wife. is that a worry? welcome everyone. i'm charles payne in for nick caputo. how unusual is it that the attorney general wouldn't know where the shooter's wife is particularly as all this evidence mounts that she knew a lot about what was going on? >> well, charles, we were first