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see you next week. ine dion in las vegas. i'm bret baier in for chris wallace, we're live in las vegas, counting i'm bret baier in for chris wallace, we're live in las vegas, counting down to the final debate with both campaigns' vice presidential nominees. the trump campaign plays defense over explosive new allegations about donald trump's treatment of women. >> the disturbing stories just keep coming. >> it's a rigged election. because they're taking these unsubstantiated, no witnesses, putting them on the front pages of newspapers. >> we'll discuss whether trump can recover, live with his running mate, indiana governor, mike pence. and newly uncovered clinton e-mails reveal troubled incidents about her campaign. >> she should be locked up, she
should. >> we'll ask his running mate about the allegations. and then, how trump's troubles could impact the gop. and a round table of political reporters from crucial battlegrounds on the state of the race. plus, a very special power player as our own chris wallace prepares for the final showdown between trump and clinton. >> it's not a tv show we're doing. this is helping millions of people to decide who we elect as the next president. all right now on fox news sunday. and hello again from fox news for las vegas, we are live on the strip here at the mgm grand hotel just down the road from unlv, the site of the final debate between trump and clinton, monitored by our very own chris wallace, who is preparing. as the campaign prepares, both sides are in the middle of
damaging allegations as trump faces accusations about groping women, and clinton's e-mails on wikileaks. and we'll get to senator tim kaine the just a moment. but we begin with donald trump's running mate, indiana governor, mike pence, governor, welcome back. >> good to be with you, bret. >> governor, there is a new poll out this evening, the poll showing four points between the two. but if you look at it, it was exactly where it was before the conventions. i want to get your state of the race, considering some states like utah, arizona, georgia, even your own state of indiana, according to some polls are very tight. what is happening out there? >> i think what is happening, this is a highly contested election and will be fought all
the way to the finish. i couldn't be more proud to stand next to donald trump as he articulates an jaepd to make america great again. the crowds are just determined to bring real change to this country. the last 7 1/2 years have weakened america's place in the world, stifled america's economy and begun to walk away from most cherished principles. as donald trump did last sunday night in the debate we will continue to frame the campaign around issues that matter most to the american people. i think that is why polls are close and why we have a great opportunity for a great outcome. >> donald trump has not let up. he is campaigning all the time. he does it in his own trump way. but yesterday he said something that did raise eyebrows. take a look. >> we should take a drug test because i don't know what is
going on with her but at the beginning of her last debate she was all pumped up at the beginning and at the end it was like take me down. she could barely reach her car. >> governor, do you think secretary clinton should take a drug test before wednesday? >> all i know for sure is that donald trump will be ready for the debate on wednesday night. the american people are going to see someone who is prepared to lead this country, prepared to bring the kind of strength and determination that is going to require to really turn this country around. more than seven out of ten americans know our country is headed in the wrong direction. donald trump has articulated a message of strength and rebuilding our military, reviving our economy not through the tax increases that hillary clinton is advocating, expanding obama care and open borders policy but through the kind of policies that have revived
america's strength at home and abroad. i'm looking forward to the debate and i know he'll be ready for it come wednesday. >> drug tests or not i want to ask you specific policy questions in just a minute. i know you have answered these questions about the accusations. there is a new one out today. now nine women with the allegations. i know you have said they are politically motivated and are all not true. i want to ask you two things about the way donald trump has talked about them and pushed back hard denying saying on numerous occasions how can this be true? look at her. have you talked to your daughter about that defense and this whole issue? and how do you explain it? >> well, let me just say that i thought it was right and proper for donald trump to apologize for the offensive comments that he made in a video that was released 11 years ago on an open
microphone. he said he was embarrassed and apologized to his family and american people. frankly, the timing of the claims that have been coming forward all of which donald trump has denied is i think deeply troubling to millions of americans. there is counter veiling evidence coming out right now and more information will probably come. but the american people are very, very troubled once again here we are an election of such enormous magnitude in the life of this nation and the media is piling on with claims as the headlines while they ignore an avalanche of hard evidence about corruption, pay to play political favoritism emminating out of hillary clinton's years as secretary of state. we found out this week while she was secretary of state her officials in that department directed reconstruction contracts in haiti to friends of
the clintons. this is precisely the kind of pay to play politics she said wasn't happening as their foundation accepted tens of millions of dollars from foreign governments. this morning "new york times" is reporting in exchange for a five minute meeting government of qatar pledged $1 million to the clinton foundation thmpt american people are very tired of most in the national media who would go running after allegations that donald trump has denied in ignore avalanche of hard evidence about clinton's corruption and scandals. >> about the wiki leaks e-mails, i know you look at the substance of those and we have been covering the substance inside the e-mails, as well. are you concerned at all about the fact that russia according to u.s. intelligence officials has hacked into these computers
and is, according to the intel officials, trying to influence this election in one way or another. >> i think there is no question that the evidence continues to point in that direction and we should follow it where it leads and there should be severe consequences to russia or any sovereign nation that is compromising the privacy or security of the united states of america. donald trump more than a month ago gathered a group of some of the leading cyber security experts in this country and announced our plans to strengthen the security of this country on the internet. we will do that. >> is a cyber attack -- >> my hope is that as the vice president has said on another network that there would be consequences my hope is this administration will follow through on that because the president of france just this weekend said that the obama administration foreign policy that hillary clinton created of
moving red lines in syria actually was interpretted as a weak position for america and emboldened russia to invade ukraine. we have to follow through on our word and we ought to follow the fact wheres they go and protect cyber security of this country. my hope is this administration will follow through this time. >> i want to squeeze in two more questions. iranian backed rebels firing on u.s. navy ships. u.s. firing back at the satellite signaluatiinstallatio what would you recommend the u.s. military do? should the navy expand the strikes or is there some fear of iran being drawn into a war there? >> the united states navy and the united states of america cannot tolerate aggressive action against our war ships. but it is important to remember that the militia in yemen that is firing the missiles have been
supported by iran. this administration with hillary clinton's full ascent just delivered $150 billion that iranians said was going in the defense budget. it could be some made its way to yemen and subsidizing these attacks against u.s. naval war ships. we have to rebuild our military. we have the smallest united states navy since 1916. we have the smallest standing army since the end of world war ii. when donald trump becomes president of the united states of america we will rebuild our military and stand tall on the world stage and we are not going to tolerate aggression against american forces or american interests whether it comes from yemen or subsidized from any other country like iran. >> i have a few seconds left. what advice do you give your nominee for wednesday's debate? >> i'm sorry. i didn't hear that? >> what advice would you give your nominee for wednesday's debate? >> i would just tell him just be
himself again. i thought in the first two debates donald trump brought that authentic voice that has really given voice to the aspirations and frustrations of millions of american whose a national stage. he clearly won the debate last sunday night because he was talking about issues that matter most to the american people. restoring military, standing tall, reviving the economy, creating jobs, upholding the constitution and supreme court of the united states. i understand why many in the national media want to talk about everything else about the issues. donald trump won the debate sunday and will win the debate on wednesday because he will keep talking about the issues that matter most to the american people and the chance that we can make a change of the fundamental direction of this country back to a stronger and more prosperous nation. >> governor pence, we appreciate your time. thank you for coming on. >> thank you, brett. as hillary clinton takes time off the trail to prepare
for the debate there are plenty of unanswered questions about the newly released wiki e-mails surrounding her campaign. we spoke earlier this morning with democratic vice presidential nominee, virginia senator tim kaine. >> i want to put up the latest poll from washington post abc. it is essentially exactly where this poll was before the convention, 47% to 43%. judging from all the things that you and secretary clinton are saying about how unacceptable donald trump is, why do you think this poll is so close within the margin of error? >> brett, it is close. i'll tell you, i'm used to this. i'm from virginia. all of our races are close. i have been saying from the beginning that i thought this would be a close election. so it doesn't particularly surprise me. we are seeing some data about voting whether it is registrations, early voting and
requests for absentee ballots in key battle ground states that we like. i'm down in south florida campaigning yesterday and today because florida is close and there are so many other close states. we have to assume that is the case. i think that will be the case up to the end. >> a lot of information is coming out as you know in the wiki leaks e-mails including pretty embarrassing things from communications in the clinton communications staff and clinton campaign. are you comfortable with what has been said in some of the e-mails about catholics, about latinos, about former naacp leader ben jealous taking him to be powerless? what is your reaction to the specifics we are learning in the substance of the e-mails? >> brett, let me do it, but before i get to specifics i want to talk about a couple of them we have to be a little bit
careful about these because since they are part of an effort by both russia and wiki leaks and neither are neutral transmitters of information you can't assume that everything is on the up and up with the e-mails just as an example. there is one e-mail that references me that is completely inaccurate. whether it is inaccurate because the sender didn't know what he or she was talking about or it has been doctored i don't know. i don't take these at face value. let's talk about the catholic one. genpalm ery said i sent that e-mail and i had opinions. i know what hillary clinton thinks about catholicism because she picked a catholic running mate. we talked an awful lot about my own faith background. she and i feel like that is a connection for us. she is methodest. had a powerful experience as a young person that drives her today ipher faith practice. i know with respect to catholics she views this as an asset
because it creates a connection between us in terms of our approach to service. some of these e-mails that are leaked if they are accurate show people offering opinions and mouthing off a little bit. that is the kind of thing that happens. >> there is more substantive things that raise questions about the e-mail investigation. here is president obama talking about what he knew and when to cbs news. take a listen. >> when did you first learn that hillary clinton used an e-mail system outside the u.s. government for official business while she was secretary of state? >> the same time that everybody else learned it through news reports. >> did you know about the use of private e-mail server while she was secretary of state? >> no. >> at the same time he was using a pseudonym and e-mail address
to communicate with secretary clinton and there was communication that suggests they wanted to hold that back. did the department lie there? >> well, i don't know because i actually do not know if he is communicating by e-mail with hillary does he know it is a private server? i don't know if i send someone an e-mail that i know what their setup. i can't imagine the president with all on his mind would know, either. i do know there was an extensive investigation by the fbi under the direction of a wonderful and tough career public servant. jim was in the u.s. attorney's office in the eastern district of virginia when i was mayor of richmond, somebody with the highest standards of integrity and reached a conclusion after a very long investigation that no reasonable prosecutor would take this to the next step. i think that still has not been
effectively challenged given the depth of that investigation and his own credibility i think his conclusion probably gets it right. >> understand that. but the campaign focussed on the russia angle and you talk to u.s. intelligence ophyllouses thophyllouses -- officials concerned about russia interfering in cyber attacks. at the same time you are saying while john podesta's e-mail was hacked you are saying hillary clinton's server was completely iron clad and was not hacked at all. here is what director comy said. >> i'm not looking to pick on g mail. their security is pretty good. the weakness is in individual users. g mail has full-time security staff and thinks about patching and lobbying and protecting systems in a way that was not
the case here. >> the g mail was less secure that hillary clinton's server. >> and he also reached a conclusion in the fbi investigation that they didn't have evidence that the materials had been compromised. and i haven't seen evidence come out since he rendered the conclusion that would cause me question. >> another shoe to drop in the next 20 days. >> i'm not. it's very clear that both russia and wiki leaks want to drop a few documents at a time to try to create a story. i think the marginal utility of each dump gets less and less. just out on the trail so many people they want to talk about jobs and how can america be safe in a dangerous and challenging world they are worried about the russia angle that at least in my lifetime i can't think of a precedent of a foreign nation trying to destabilize an
american election. i brought up a couple weeks ago the water gate analogy of trying to destabilize an election by going in and grabbing files. this is the current version of that water gate attack, i think. >> water gate was about a cover up. there was a story broken by steve hayes last night in which an interview with fbi investigators looking at secretary clinton's e-mail practices fbi records and classification official said he felt pressure from patrick kennedy, senior state department official to change classification of some hillary clinton e-mails. to your knowledge, did anyone associated with secretary clinton or her campaign ask or instruct kennedy to seek changes to classification? >> absolutely not. i have no knowledge that that happened. absolutely not. >> and if you found out that they were trying to with a very
specific way hold back specific e-mails doesn't that sound like somewhat of a cover up? >> well, look, here would be something you would have to look at. classification of material changes all the time for all kinds of reasons and they are not all nefarious. i am on a couple of committees where i get classified information a lot. the armed services and foreign relations committee. i am often asking is this material that i can talk about or material that i can't talk about. i will be instructed it is classified and then three or four weeks later it won't be classified and officials in the pentagon or state department will be talking about it appropriately. you see classification of information change for very legitimate reasons. that would be something that you would have to look at. >> two more things quickly.
one is were you upset when your hometown paper in richmond did not endorse your ticket and endorse gary johnson saying going as far as to say that donald trump nor hillary clinton were acceptable to endorse? >> brett actually it's interesting. i was kind of pleasantly surprised when my hometown paper made that endorsement because my hometown paper and it's a great paper. i love the guys. they never endorsed me in any contested race i have ever been in ever in 22 years in elected office, not for my first city council race, not for lieutenant governor, not for governor, not for senator. they endorse republicans. this is the first time that they have chosen not to endorse the republican ticket for president in my memory certainly in all the years i lived in richmond. the fact that they could not see
clear to endorse the republican ticket in richmond that was the news. >> last thing, what is the advice to your nominee for wednesday? >> you know, i think the key on wednesday sort of in the first two i think she was very, very knowledgeable and demonstrated that. there was a significant gap between her and donald. i think he feels like he lost the debate and that is why he is going wild a little bit. the other thing about it is the demeanor. i think that is what people are looking at. they are looking at the debate as a high pressure situation and they want to see somebody whose demeanor suggested them that person has the temperament to be president and commander in chief. she did a great job on that and i certainly expect she will do that again. >> senator kaine, thanks for the time. >> glad to talk. >> up next, how will donald trump and hillary clinton respond to the latest
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he seems remarkably unacquainted with the truth. >> both candidates revving up bases as donald trump and hillary clinton get ready for third and final presidential debate here in will halas vegas fox news correspondent covering the clinton campaign. monica crowley and democratic strategist joe trivy. we put up a washington post abc poll earlier that is tight. four points thmpt nbc wall street journal poll came out moments ago and it is at 11 points nationally. two different polls, two different results. the average of polls has been around 5%. what are you seeing on the trail there and the concerns in the clinton campaign of what they are hearing? >> they are not really concerned because they are looking at battle ground state polls. what they are seeing in florida, ohio and north carolina in terms
of early voting what is interesting is that they have a record number of early ballots particularly from hispanics in florida. one in three have been requested by hispanics. so they are looking at the battle ground states. in ohio the campaign manager had all the analytics and said there are 1 million early ballots that have been cast mostly in the franklin counties which are favorable to democrats. >> there is still the sense that if donald trump has a bad week he is hanging around. >> five points or 11 points after what donald trump has been through in the past two weeks it is the worst media in the history of television for political candidate. and the fact that he is still anywhere remotely within striking distance of hillary clinton i think suggests that he is still in it. he still has a chance.
the question is does he buckle down and focus on the issues and stick with that stuff instead of going off on tangents. >> you saw mike pence. he has been answering the questions about the allegations. i didn't go down the road too far. you have to think he is wincing on some of these answers or some of this campaigning about the accusers. >> he has to be because part of the problem was difference in the polling numbers is women. and they moved away from trump. even groups that tend to be republican would win. moderate republican women are mubing away. and so this isn't how you get them back. they are gettable because they have been voting republican all these years. and the argument isn't to go after the accuser. i think this -- that is what i think is interesting about the debate is is that the donald trump that shows up because after accusers keeps giving
clinton this advantage or does he try to reach out. >> i think it's astonishing that throughout the campaign a man who still has a skeletal campaign and relatively little money compared to the billions of dollars that hillary clinton is bringing is still in the race. particularly after the last two weeks where he is hit time and time again, the fact that he is still standing tells me this is still possible for him despite what we are seeing in polling battle ground states and nationally because he has the majority of voters with him on the core issues, economic growth, job creation, enforcing the border, dealing with illegal immigration, dealing with threat of islamic terror. he has voters with him on the issue. if he can defend with the latest scandal quickly on this debate and pivot to prosecuting the
case against mrs. clinton and her record and promoting his positive agenda he will reset this kman campaign. >> the question is whether he got there throughout the process as of yet. every debate there is the question. trump supporters say look at these crowds. these crowds are huge. what about the hillary clinton crowds? >> we saw a little change this week. the crowds have been relatively small, 1,500 perhaps at each event. we saw in ohio when she opened up the space there were 18,000 plus people who came out on at ohio state university. the real concern of the clinton campaign is that the campaigns get so ugly and the rhetoric gets so negatt people decide to sit out. that is why you see michelle obama and president obama on the trail saying this matters. make sure you come up and show up and vote. >> clearly trump's crowd has
been a lot bigger overall, 20,000, 30,000. the question is enthusiasm. is it on his side after all of this? >> i think he lost a lot of it. i think that is where that past couple of weeks with media hitting him on this stuff has really hurt him. but like monica said he can get it back if he delivers a great performance. >> when you look at the polls this is umt fratrump campaign perspective that they say it could shift or under reported, how many points could potentially be under reported? >> i don't think much. i don't think we are seeing it. this is one of the things a lot of difference is how do you project who will turn out?
i think the trump campaign has decided to energize the base and make sure they vote. i'm not sure there is enough of them. that is why you have to make sure you reach out to women and people who pushed away. that is what this debate will be about. >> panel, we'll see you. we'll take a break. up next, a look at the battle ground map with political reporters from key states that hold the path to the white house. look at the battleground map with a look at the political key states that hold a path to the white house. you can run an errand. (music playing) ♪ push it real good... (announcer vo) or you can take a joyride. bye bye, errands, we sing out loud here. siriusxm. road happy. americans are buying more and more of everything online. and so many businesses rely on the united states postal service to get it there. that's why we make more ecommerce deliveries to homes than anyone else in the country. the united states postal service.
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and tim boyle political writer. let's go around the horn first about presidential race, where things stand, what the campaigns look like and what it looks like. putroiatricia to you. >> in florida the average of polls show clinton up by about 3%. she has many more organizational offices around the state. i think she is up to 72. trump is really slow in opening them here. and the campaign still expects to be a tight race. this is still the swing state. the clinton camp said they expect it to be a 1% to 2% race. obama defeated romney by one percentage point in 2012. >> in ohio the campaign that hillary clinton campaign looked like it was backing off ohio and then turned around and started campaigning there hard. >> that's right. we have seen with the start of
early voting this past week clinton, barack obama, bill clinton, john legend, any surrogate you can think of to turn out key african-american base and women voters but among republicans there is a lot of enthusiasm by trump supporters but there is fighting going on between ohio republican party and trump campaign which yesterday disassociated themselves with chairman of the ohio republican party. a lot of turmoil going on there. >> let me ask you quickly, how much difference does it make that the governor is not fully behind this campaign and the machinery of the governor's office is not activated? >> it is meant that the top organizers and top political officers have not gotten behind the trump campaign. the organization as we have seen in other states lagged the
clinton organization in strength and numbers and as the chairman of the ohio republican party while he was a kasich person has been as helpful as you can expect. he is not sure if he is going to vote for donald trump especially given allegations of this past week and the tape from last friday. >> tim, let's talk about north carolina. it looks like one of the swingiest of swing states. you have both the presidential race that is very tight but also u.s. senate race that wasn't expected to be very tight but is very tight. >> the incumbent most people thought would win this. the democrat is a former state lawmaker and legal director for aclu in north carolina. the republicans were banking on that she was too liberal for north carolina but richard burr fell victim to a close presidential race. it is way tighter than anybody expected. in some polls ross is up and in
others richard burr is ahead. it is all within the margin of error. >> is the campaign on both sides very active? is one more active on the ground? >> are you talking about the presidential race? >> yes. >> they are both very active. last monday we saw mike pence twice in north carolina. president obama was here on tuesday. both mike pence and tim kaine were here on wednesday. donald trump made two appearances on friday. we have mike pence scheduled for tuesday this week. tim kaine will be in the state on wednesday and thursday as early voting gets started in north carolina which is a huge deal because more than half of north carolinaens are expected to vote before election day. >> that keeps you guys busy. the senate race from florida, marco rubio decided to get back in. status of that race? >> we have seen rubio leading his opponent who is democratic congressman patrick murphy consistently for nearly two
dozen polls now. the averages have him up by about five percentage points which shows there is expected to be some ticket splitting with folks voting for clinton for president and rubio for senate. he has maintained his support for mr. trump in the past week after falling under some criticism for remaining tileant about saying if he was going to stick behind him or not. it has been kind of tepped and campaign said he is not campaigning with him from here to election day. >> thank you very much. battle ground states we preek it. next up week bring back the panel here to discuss how wednesday's debate right here in vegas will reshape potentially the race heading into november. potentially the race heading into november. patterson
grip on our country. they are all false. >> first lady michelle obama, campaign stop for hillary clinton denouncing donald trump's crude past comments about women and allegations being brought forward as the republican nominee pushing back claiming the system is backed against him. we are back now with the panel. what potentially breaks through here as we get ready for the debate moderated by chris wallace that changes dramatically the trajectory of this race? >> i think the only thing is donald trump. if i were him ask for forgiveness, say you are sorry and then say to the country we have 23 days to talk about the real issues. >> you just see him campaign for day after day. >> you think that is why i don't have problem giving him advice. that is what i would do. i don't think he will do it. it is going to be about does he
continue to try to drive. it is not big enough. he has to get people to take another look at it. >> donald trump's whole rationale for getting into the race was i don't need this job. i'm rich, i am doing this for the american people and the future of the country. that is what he needs to focus on in the final debate. he has to prosecute the case against mrs. clinton. point to wreckage of foreign policy and then in the wake of wiki leaks put her on the defensive and say the media is colludi colluding. you being tipped off as to fbi investigation. there was collusion in terms of obstructing justice on benghazi e-mails. you knew that qatar and saudi arabia were funding isis and clinton foundation was taking money from these countries.
if he puts her on the defense he has a fighting chance. >> we have been covering the wiki leaks substance here on fox in pretty significant detail. there is a ton of it coming every day. what would have to drop there that would be big enough to change the dynamic of this race? obviously, there are big things that have been out already. big enough that it breaks through? >> i think that is the trouble in covering the wiki leaks e-mails because there are about 1,000 coming out because they aren't breaking through. what you will see hillary clinton do tomorrow night is she is going to change the subject. she is going to be talking about the russian involvement and the hacking. you saw the former cia director saying it is chilling that russians are involved in our election. that will be her pivot point throughout the debate tomorrow night. what is important is i don't
think that donald trump will be contrite. he is going to be on offense. and our own fox news poll shows if he gets 90% of the republican voters that is still only 30 registered voters. that is still 32%. he has to appeal to independents and women. he is not doing that right now. >> if another shoe drops and we start seeing hillary clinton's deleted e-mails from the 33,000 or -- what is the thing that is so explosive that it changes? >> if it is wiki leaks it will have to be something huge because while fox has covered it fairly and aggressively, the rest of the media has not covered it. it will have to be so big to change the media into covering it forcefully. what is interesting about all of this is donald trump has run this cowboy campaign talking about a rigged system and how
there is corruhe scenes all the while the wiki leaks have sort of demonstrated that he has a good point about all of it and it is proving his point. if he is able in the debate to do -- i think he has done a very good job in the first but if he can come back to that and focus on the issues and focus on proving his point that it's rigged and everybody is corrupt and all that stuff and stay away from the personal attacks then he's got good footing. >> there's a lot of if's there. you know, it's work to fire up his base. quickly, i talked with local reporters about the balance in power. house not in place do you think? >> no. i don't think so.
>> but the senate is precarous. >> i think not likely to go. the senate i think goes to whoever wins the presidency. if these polls are right and hillary clinton is winning where there are senate races i think the democrats will win those seats and democrats take the majority. >> joe, monica, jen, thank you. up next, our power player of the week, how our own chris wallace is preparing for the final make or break presidential debate this wednesday. picking up for kyle.
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third and final presidential debate. hard to believe it. it all started a little more than 14 months ago, in cleveland. when i, along with my colleagues megyn kelly and chris wallace we motd rated the first fiery republican debate. voters will see one more chance to see them face off when chris wallace asks the question in the final presidential debate. i got a really tough looking and exclusive look at how he is preparing. here is our very special power player of the week. >> good morning and welcome to fox news sunday. >> since 2003 you have seen him on fox news sunday grilling politicians. >> fbi director james said none of those were true. >>. >> question, sir.
with that record why should we trust you to run the nation's business? >> award winning journalist chris wallace takes on a new role, moderator of the presidential debate. held in las vegas the stakes are extremely high. >> are you ready? >> pretty close. i have a couple more days. i'll be tweaking, but i'm pretty close. one of the things we have done and i don't think any of the other networks did is they said you have got a good team at fox news sunday. you guys prepare. i have got lawyerly -- lori martin. >> wallace worked as an anchor for abc news.
before that he worked for nbc as moderator of meet the press. how many elections have you covered? >> well, the second lincoln one. no. in terms of really covering, 1980 would be my first, ronald reagan. >> you have a long history. i saw video of you interviewing reagan in 1988. >> true. i was one of the floor reporters for nbc. >> one of the interesting things is the surprising people who show up on the floor. here tonight is real estate tycoon dlt onald trump. >> thank you very much. >> you have flirted with the idea of politics. does it get you interested in possibly taking the plunge. >> tell me something. who told you i flirted? i didn't know i flirted. >> you have said if you ran for president you would win. >> the first time i ever met her
was actually also in '88 but it wasn't on camera. it was when bill clinton game to nominating speech for dukekas. >> well, the next day clinton went around to each of the various networks to do a kind of apology tour to say maybe i talk too much but she came along with him. i did the interview with him. >> you have interviewed both candidates on fox news sunday. you have given them both tough questions before. are you a little thin skinned? >> no. i am only thin skinned when somebody says bad things that are false. >> you also said that you were extremely careless and negligent. >> well, chris, i looked at the
whole transcript that was said and what i believe is number one, i made a mistake. >> and the interview it's you and candidate. this is a debate. you know, they are both going to be on the stage. i think there's a need for me to intervene i will but i would prefer not to. you're not a participant. you're there just to make sure they engage in the most interesting and fairest way possible. i take it very seriously. it's not a tv show that we are going. it's part of the civics, constitution in action because it's helping millions of people decide who we will elect as the next president. >> what this moment means for you. >> it means a lot personally. it is kind of a statement of where you are in this business. it also means a lot to me because it means something for fox. i'm the first fox moderator to
do a general election debate. i'm very proud for the news organization. i think it's a recognition of the fact that we do serious journalism. the fact is you and i know we do. here is the commission on presidential debates recognizing that. there is a lot of pressure. there is a lot of stress. we have seen the previous moderators get criticized. it may be a once in a lifetime opportunity. to the degree you stop biting your nails. >> your dad is smiling down on this one? >> i think he is smiling down and he would also try to steal it from me but once he couldn't he would say that's my boy. >> we are proud of you. we know you will kill it. be sure to tune into fox news channel this wednesday as chris moderates the final debate 9:00 p.m. eastern time.
you can also watch the debate on your local fox station anchored by our friend and colleague, smith. we'll see you the next fox news sunday. well. right now, bret baier. with three days left -- until the candidates' final high-stakes debate, the republican nominee insists he is playing against the house. >> it is a rigged system and they take these lies >> it's a rigged system. they take these lies and put them on front pages. this is a rigged system, father or mother -- folks. >> the timing of unsubstantiated claims, all of which donald trump denied is deeply troubling. >> the hits keep coming. new revelations from wikileaks e-mail. her campaigning attacking