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when everybody discounted this candidacy, and now he is the presumptive nominee. >> will you support him as the nominee? i don't understand why you won't answer the question. >> as a new chapter begins -- >> the challenge for the clinton campaign, they're now fighting this battle on two fronts. >> if it turns out that he's unacceptable to women, unacceptable to latinos, that is going to split the republican. >> hear the inside story from four journalists who have been on the campaign trail since day one. katy tur, kristen welker, hallie jackson, and kasie hunt, the road warriors. ♪ ♪ >> and a very good afternoon to you and happy friday. welcome to the road warriors. we're so excited to be back together again off the trail for a short hour. hello, ladies, great to see you all. >> hello. >> we are back together after what has been an extraordinary week in politics.
it can only be described that way. donald trump has clinched the nomination, and the highest ranking republican, not supporting him. paul ryan. i have to go to you, katy. your thoughts? >> he's just defied expectations. the last man standing, despite what everybody might have said, and today paul ryan said that he inherited the republican party. donald trump said, no, i won the republican party. despite everything that they did to stop him, right? >> when i started covering this race a year-plus ago, the republicans talked about the deep bench, so excited about the long list of candidates. every one of them fell to donald trump. and one of the people that ran against him said, i'm not voting in this election. lindsey graham, said, forget that and paul ryan, not ready to get on board. >> and turning to the next week, after wrapping this week up on the campaign trail, looking healed to the general election, to what appears to be a fight between probably donald trump and hillary clinton, it's like
go time. here hearing from the president, and this campaign has started in earnest. >> i used to cover the white house, you brought up the president and he made huge news today. he has said he's not going to get onto the campaign trail until the democratic race is over. but today he inserted himself in a very big way. said, i want to talk about the economy. a lot of what he had to say had to do with donald trump. take a listen. >> i just want to emphasize the degree to which we are in serious times and this is a really serious job. this is not entertainment. this is not a reality show. this is a contest for the presidency of the united states. and what that means is that every candidate, every nominee, needs to be subject to exacting standards and genuine scrutiny. >> so we're getting a little bit of a preview of what we are
going to see when president obama does, in fact, head out onto the campaign trail which i'm told he's itching to do. that's what my white house sources tell me. >> you can tell from that comments that he made. >> how does it reshape the race once he gets? >> you'll see not just the fire from president obama but from members of his administration, as we saw today with john kerry, who doesn't always do this, doesn't always come onto the public platform and call people carnival barkers and talk about the side show that politics has become. so i think that you are going to see trump fending off fire from democrats and he's going to love it. >> he's going to love it. he's going to own it. he'll say it needs to be exciting, people want to watch. just yesterday he said he's not going to reveal his vp until he gets to the convention, which is a remarkable thing, and it lends to the idea, is it going to be a
reality show, like the apprentice or will the vp get a rose? what's going to happen? and the campaign said that's a possibility. not sure how excited they were with the idea. but he embraces it, he's owning it. they said in 2008, president obama was the celebrity candidate. donald trump is really the celebrity candidate. >> well, speaking of the president and how they address this, i feel like now when i'm talking to democrats who are thinking about running against donald trump, a lot of them sound like republicans that i talk to when this race started. people like jeb bush was out there saying, the voters are going to come to their senses, it's all going to be fine, this is not going to continue. >> our house is not on fire. >> and look over there. >> and we were talking about joe biden out today with new comments, don't underestimate donald trump at our peril. >> i think that's smart. one of the things the clinton campaign is doing is they're looking at the gop playbook from the primary and they're doing
the exact opposite. i've been talking to clinton campaign officials who say, we're taking this guy very seriously. they disagree with the democrats because they realize that donald trump is touching so many people and exciting a part of the electorate. >> so the quote from joe biden, we all make a mistake if we don't take donald trump seriously. you're right, you saw this shift several months in, where they thought, okay, he's sticking around. not only did he not go anywhere, he got stronger and stronger. >> mitt romney was -- it was about two months ago he gave that speech urging the republican party to denounce donald trump, but it took until march for them to say, hey, we have to do something about this. >> i'm not sure they could have done anything at all to stop him. because the reality is, and you know this because you've seen it in person, when you go do a donald trump rally, there are 10,000 people or more there. and they have waited for hours in the rain, in the cold, to get in and to see him talk.
and they pay attention that entire time, and they stand for an hour. and often times he's late. so they're standing for four, five, six hours. we see people passing out at these things, off, mind you. and that a kind of excitement he's creating that the republican leaders refuse to acknowledge. >> his big challenge is unifying the party. let's listen to paul ryan, who says he's not ready to endorse him. >> i'm just not ready to do that at this point. i'm not there right now. and i hope to, though and i want to. but i think what is required is that we unify this party. and i think the bulk of the burden on unifying the party will have to come from our presumptive nominee. i don't want to underplay what he accomplished. he needs to be congratulated. >> he needs to be congratulated. yeah, i just think watching him do that, he's surprised people around him, his staff. very few people were expecting to hear that.
there's questions about how much he may have talked with mitt romney, for example, his former running mate, before coming out and making a statement like that. certainly a sense that romney is definitely in this place that he, of course, telling private meeting last night in washington that he was dismayed by this. this is the opposite of everything -- >> isn't the -- is ryan looking ahead to 2020? is he looking ahead to his own potential race down the line, his own candidacy, and trying to say, maybe i shouldn't support donald trump now because he's not maybe the greatest standard bearer we've had and i alienate minority support and if i don't, and hillary clinton becomes president, am i well poised to get into office after three terms of democrats? >> there's talk that maybe that's part of the long-term plan, but in the immediate future, seems like what he's trying to do is give cover to elected officials who don't want
to support donald trump. do you go with paul ryan, do you get under his umbrella, do you go towards donald trump? do you do what reince priebus is doing, trying to bridge the gap. he's asked, whose party is it? he said, it's the party's party. it's an odd statement to make, if you think about the nominee being the face and the leader of the party in question. for him to say that -- >> i think the challenge for donald trump and for the gop right now is that they're weaker heading into a general election fight, when they are so splintered. and they've been having this debate within this debate, well, whose job is it, paul ryan's job to unify the party? is it donald trump's? we know they'll meet next week. >> they're meeting on wednesday. paul ryan was saying that donald trump needs to do more to unify the party. what exactly does he need to do? i'm not entirely sure. we were in west virginia last night, and this is just as the paul ryan news was breaking, when he released his own
statement, saying he doesn't endorse speaker ryan's agenda. donald trump got on stage and instead of going after him, which we expected him to do, he didn't mention paul ryan once. he held his fire and entirely laser focused on hillary clinton and is already trying to take her down a notch. so he may not want to have to deal with this party fight, but it's coming to him regardless. >> and one thing, it's a bit of breaking news for all of us here. >> oh, i love breaking news. >> as they work to kind of -- as the party works to pull itself together, they're working on joint arrangement with the rnc. lou is the current chairman of the republican national committee finance arm. he's worked in private equity. he ran the port authority. he's a sizeable figure in republican fund-raising and he's been close to trump for quite some time. i think both sides seem to be happy about this, it's a
significant potentially step forward. >> he will get support from fund raisers and be able to match -- [ all speak at once ] >> they're very, very expensive. and i think what's interesting about that, donald trump working with the rnc, moving toward the center, in some ways, does that undercut his argument that he's not a politician? >> the campaign says no. that he self-funded the entire primary and you have to be realistic against hillary clinton and the billion dollars that she'll be spending on her side. you're going to have to fund raise. i believe that argument will be effective. but he says that every time he gets on the stage. he said it last night. so we'll see how they try to square away that argument. i'm not so sure it's going to go over as easily as they may think. >> he needs big wigs, one of the reasons eisenberg and others
like him, they can make those phone calls to raise money without trump being in front of it. >> and that's what trump has done all along, position himself where he needs to be. we'll come back after this week, where we saw the deaths of a couple of campaigns. we'll chat about what it's like when a campaign comes to a close and how you move on to what's next. stick around for more "road warriors," in three minutes. ♪jake reese, "day to feel alive"♪ ♪jake reese, "day to feel alive"♪
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broken record, someone else have a question? no, no, you've asked one already. >> why won't you support him as the nominee? if you say he's a pathological liar and you say that -- >> you've asked one already. >> ted cruz, the day he dropped out of his campaign, not saying definitively whether he would endorse or support donald trump, were he to become the republican nominee. hours later cruz gave that speech, gave that concession speech that stunned frankly the crowd inside the room. we were talking about this during the break. people were saying, do you think he's going to drop out? and we had confirmed at that point he would do so. >> what was it like being the bearer of bad news to the supporters? >> a little rough. you could hear the gasps when he announced. you don't want to be the messenger for that. and having covered the cruz campaign for so long. >> we were on the ground, at his
final campaign stop. you could tell the vibe. you can get a sense of maybe they are going to drop out. it turns out as we've been reporting, there was a call that happened on monday night, they were looking at data on indiana, which was his make or break state as we had repeatedly leading up to it. they saw the writing on the wall. when it became clear there wouldn't be a surprise victory, the decision was made to get out. so for the candidate, it's an incredibly emotional moment. you saw it on his face, on heidi cruz's face. 12 hours later i was in the car with my producer, driving to ohio where john kasich was dropping out of the race in an incredibly emotional moment as well. >> the grim reaper, i guess. >> i think people underestimate how emotional it is for the candidate and his family. i was there when rick santorum lost, and i remember his family, his children crying. talk about the emotion, because
you sensed it that day, that it was different. >> a couple of things happened that made your antenna go up. ted and heidi cruz were walking into the event and came about this group of fifth graders and they were shaking hands and high-fiving and there was this moment where mrs. cruz was crying. she was touched. i asked her about it. and she said, sometimes kids can see the truth that adults cannot see. as she got into her car, she started to choke up. cruz also you saw in that exchange. his campaign has been dogged by that question for weeks. he had been dogged by that question. he was frustrated with that question for a long time. >> for months. >> in march, we had a similar scene. >> and on the campaign stage. >> with the trump folks, i spoke with some republicans who said they had gotten a call that day, they had a sense. but for the outside public, a lot of people didn't think that was going to happen.
>> from what i was told by people who were in the room with donald trump as those returns came down, and as ted cruz bowed out, i was told that he was surprised and they were not expecting it. they had heard rumors. they had maybe thought, but i think ultimately they didn't necessarily believe that he was going to drop out at that moment. especially because john kasich hadn't. and john kasich was doing so much worse. but when you saw donald trump walk out and take the podium in the lobby of his building in manhattan, and give a weird, i guess, victory speech, you could see it on his face that this realization that, oh, wow, i'm the republican nominee. he had a look that i have never seen him -- seen him have before. >> like, wow, this is happening. >> i don't know. but it was almost as if, what have i gotten myself into.
that is my pure speculation, but that's the feeling i got when i was watching him and some of the other reporters as well. >> i think it's a really weighty moment for anyone to be in those shoes. i was talking to one source the following morning where trump said, you're one of two people that's going to be the next president of the united states of america and that he was taken aback in many ways and that it's not really something that until it actually is upon you, you really spend time thinking about. >> this was a protest campaign to start with. this was not something that they believed had much of a shot. >> he's never held elected office. >> and speaking with his campaign staff -- >> and he felt like he was not treated like he was being taken seriously. >> but speaking to his campaign staff in june, early july, and they gave this maybe a 10% shot of going through. and as it got on, you could see them get more confident. but the reality is, nobody
expects it until it is upon them. one of two people, that's a scary realization. >> a year ago, he was 1 of 17, at like 1% in our polling for a shot to potentially end up with the nomination. and again and again, you've seen, 16 republicans now defeated by donald trump and they're all waking up the next day to what ted cruz did, to what john kasich did, and go, the campaign's over, donald trump is the presumptive nominee. >> the question becomes, what does ted cruz do with that? you think about secretary clinton, because she knows what it feels like to lose a campaign and to get very close. i mean, she makes this point, which is, back in 2008, her lead over then senator -- or senator obama's lead over her, much smaller than hers right now. so much of that has informed her race this time around.
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and we're back with "the road warriors" to bring you a little bit of breaking news from a condition i spent quite a bit of time with on the road. jeb bush, former presidential candidate, former governor of florida, who dropped out earlier in the race, said he will vote for neither donald trump nor hillary clinton. he said he congratulates donald trump on securing his place as the republican party's presumptive nominee, and there's no doubt he successfully tapped into a deep sense of anger and
frustration that so many americans are clearly feeling. but he goes on to say it's an office that goes beyond politics. it requires great fortitude and humility and a temperament. and he said, donald trump has not demonstrated the temperament or strength of character. he has not displayed a respect for the constitution and he is not a consistent conservative. these are all reasons why i cannot support his candidacy. pretty remarkable statement there from jeb bush. of course, he blindsided by donald trump probably more than anyone else in this race. i mean, over $100 million raised into that super pac to support him, all of it for not. >> and it's amazing now seeing him coming out and saying he's not going to support him. especially after what we were talking about a moment ago. the candidates standing on the debate stage and raling against donald trump and then saying, i will support him if he's the ultimate nominee. will ted cruz come out and support him?
>> that's the question with. and jeb bush. he would say, we're the only ones taking on donald trump now, when ted cruz was embracing him. the question now is exactly that. jeb bush today. lindsey graham today. paul ryan yesterday. do you start to see more and more people feeling like, okay, i can come out against donald trump and still be okay in the party? the question is, who now joins this side? >> the also have mitt romney and the former president bushs saying they're not attending the convention. this is just stunning. the republican party, very splintered. and steve, we've been talking about this. who's job is it to unify the party, and how much does it weaken trump? >> i wonder how much it weakens him, when you consider his appeal has been that he's the outsider, he's the one the establishment is scared of. >> his supporters don't like jeb bush. >> and he does need to expand on the support. >> they weren't that crazy about him. said he was low energy. >> are there any voters behind these politicians? >> isn't that what he just
exposed? >> i'm not sure there are. >> he exposed the limits of jeb bush's appeal. he started as the front-runner and ended up here. >> we should say, hi. >> hello, road warriors! >> we just appeared out of nowhere. >> welcome to the not road. >> what is the electoral map going to look like for donald trump? he doesn't necessarily need the republican establishment at this moment to support him. he has millions of voters, as he likes to say, but will that be enough to change the map? >> he starts as the underdog. we got the map from 2012. this is what everybody's working off of. this is what it looked like the last time, romney, obama. you know what these things look like. for trump, there's two possibilities. first of all, he's got to try to hold the romney states, that gets you 206, trying to get to 270. where could he make inroads? you always start in florida. we've learned that election after election. could he do it in florida, that
would get him a good chunk. with trump, they look to the rust belt, pennsylvania comes to mind. is that a state where trump has more appeal? pennsylvania, ohio, if you want to broadly define rust belt. iowa comes to mind. >> what about minnesota or michigan? reince priebus thinks those states could be flipped. >> here's the thing. i was thinking michigan at first too. when you run the numbers, you realize if trump flipped michigan, it would take a lot, but if he did, it means he's flipping a lot of other states too. pennsylvania is in a class, it was closer than michigan. michigan is more like a ten-point gap. pennsylvania, sort of half that. so pennsylvania is one. the electorate's aging a little bit. fewer college degrees. >> donald trump's campaign is focusing on white, working class voters, and when it comes to the women gap and the minority gap, the campaign has said they're going to try to mitigate the minority gap and mitigate the female gap by focusing on older,
white women voters. are there enough older women, white voters and working class voters in this country for him to come out and overtake hillary? >> see, it gets hard to see it. almost like when i start to think of what strategy could put trump in the white house, i think of the strategy that won him the republican nomination. it was almost this improvisational strategy. it's not like they had an 1,800-page playbook that he executed. he made it up when he went long. he discovered where the masses were. and here's the stat i think of. if you think, does donald trump have a shot in the fall? a year ago when he first got in, the week he got in, 1%. 1%, and nearly 70% of republicans said they wouldn't even consider voting for him. >> but doesn't trump put some states in play for the democrats potentially? i've been talking to democrats who say they're feeling good about florida or north carolina. and you see the clinton
campaign, aggressively courting latinos, particularly yesterday after you had trump tweeting out that picture of him with a taco bowl. which a lot of latinos were offended by. you can expect to see a lot more of that. >> and that's the thing, if you look at the primary campaign that donald trump ran, if that's what we see, and if that's how it plays with people, that's how people read his campaign in the fall, then all of those states become in play. i guess my point is, he showed he has this instinctive side that invented a strategy. it got republicans who looked at him this time last year and said, i will never vote for that guy, it got them to vote for him. so my question, it's not that i see he's got to do x, y, and z. my question, does he read the general election audience differently than the primary? and will they overlook what happened in the primary? >> i remember the reason why the republican party was so concerned about donald trump in the beginning and covering mitt romney who courted donald trump aggressively with robocalls in
michigan, they had an understanding that he really appealed to a segment of that electorate. it's not clear to me that -- i think this tweet we were talking about with the taco bowls is some evidence of this, does he have instincts that can run now to a general election? on the flip side, my question for the clinton campaign is, can they do this in a way that does ignite passion and that doesn't feel like they're simply using the building blocks of demographics? i think democrats tried to run that playbook in 2014, in the midterm elections, painting every republican as unacceptable, in particular to women. and the reality was, it didn't work. republicans fielded good candidates and it didn't work for democrats. so i don't know if it will work this time around or not. >> that's an important question. critical to unifying the party is going to be senator sanders if secretary clinton does clinch the nomination. rallying his younger supporters who have said they're not going to support trump at this time. and president obama will be critical to that as well, rallying the obama coalition.
>> and is there going to come a point where sanders will get enough pressure that he's going to have to support hillary clinton? is he holding out for something? is there a sense in the bernie sanders campaign that maybe they are doing donald trump's work for him? >> two points. one, i think he wants to have some type of impact over the party's platform. a i talk to democrats and they say it's important that he stays in until the end, because that's the only way he's going to get his supporters on board with secretary clinton. they want to see this fight finished and if they don't, they're going to feel as something was taken away from him, that he didn't fight the full fight. we'll have to see how that plays out, but that's the argument from his campaign at this point. >> which is remarkable. and i will say this last thing before we go, donald trump has a unique ability to read a room, to become a chameleon and to mimic that room, and i would never underestimate him for that. i sound like a broken record when i say that, but i've seen
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the one that's charged with going in there and getting all of this set up. and on that note, we have jacob soboroff live from los angeles to talk about what it takes to go into a political event. jacob, you were on an advanced team. tell us what it's like. >> reporter: i sure was, katy. i miss you guys back in new york, but i also miss very much regular food, which is why i've been spending a lot of time in grand central market here in downtown los angeles, picking up all kinds of goodies. my wife and soon were on the road with us in the last leg. our fridge was empty when we got back. we've been down here a lot. as a former advance man, one of the political aides that goes out and sets up the events. i worked for mayor bloomberg and he gave one of the best lessons i've ever heard. he said in a little bit more of a profane way, but he said to
me, jake, don't screw it up. and that's the key to these things. you heard donald trump going after whoever set up that faulty microphone. and one of the things i wanted to do, because i sympathize with the people you spent so much time with more than i do at these campaign events, to show what goes into these events. when the candidates come to your hometown, like hillary clinton did yesterday when she was here in l.a. i did a little bit behind-the-scenes work. take a look. >> all these people are in line to see hillary clinton in east los angeles. we call ourselves "the road warriors," but the true road warriors are the people who put on the events for the campaign, day after day, city after city, state after state, and i know that because i was one. everything has been meticulously planned from the blue drapery, on the giant flags, to the people sitting behind where hillary clinton will be
delivering the re, marks. they have to represent the diversity. this is what's called the press riser. cameras from every network are here, all feeding live on the network. nbc news' finest, the man even has his own sticker for his position. one thing you'll see are pins that the secret service gives out to allow people to be within the bubble of where hillary clinton is. the audio guy has one on now. another side of a relatively good advance team, to keep the press penned in. we don't get to talk to normal people. let me just see. how's it going? >> it's fine. >> we don't get to come out there. is it as fun as it looks? >> absolutely. >> see, it's as fun as it looks. this is where all the hard work pays off, ladies and gentlemen, it is game time. >> what an incredible job these people have. as i walk through grand central mark, i can't stop walking,
because i've been through all the polling places and i don't know what to do otherwise. i wanted to ask you guys, wex ler's deli, very delicious. i know you're in new york, good pastrami, but we got a good one in l.a. too. are the craziest stories you've heard about advance? because they wanted to keep themselves very secret. nobody wanted to talk to me on camera. even if you want to show what's going on behind the scenes. so any good stories from any of you? >> i have some really good ones, i'm not sure i can relay them on camera, but the trump events team is full of hands-down some of the coolest people i have ever met and they have played some funny practical jokes on some of our embeds. i can't get into it. >> heck of a tease. >> they are always up against the clock. right? and so whether it is with wrangling the press or getting to the next event, they're working rapid pace and often that means that we are rushing around, packing up, getting into
a press van, racing to the next event with them. and there's some stress involved with that, you might say. >> and i have to say, they are some of the most potentially under-appreciated people. i look at the cruz campaign, and because they had set up the way they would campaign, the media, the press, often didn't find out about our next stop until hours before that stop was going to happen. so you're sitting there, going, okay, we're going now. but it's the advance folks that have to put together a campaign rally set-up, get the people there, so it's not an empty room. >> and it can be thankless. because if it goes well, no one notices. >> i got to tell you -- oh sorry, guys. >> jacob, go ahead. >> have you ever heard of los angeles, by the way? it's a great city, if you come out here. >> i'm with you there, jacob. >> i was just there yesterday. >> i know you were here, kristin, in fairness to you.
one thing about good advance work, two things, actually. the smaller the room, the event looks like. and the other thing, it's not yes, they're good to us, but it's not always a pleasant relationship. a lot of times you guys want to get the bite, you want to talk to the candidate, you want to be up next to them as they're ordering their food and the advance team job is to keep you away. so i'm curious if you ever get into it with them. >> the trump advance team, they have to not only play advance with the press and keep us back in our press pen, which is not fun, but also play advance with the crowds. and often times, they're the ones that are helping drag out rowdy protesters, who refuse to leave and are trying to hold back supporters and the protesters and make sure it doesn't become a more heated situation. which is herculean. >> i just think, it can be thank
littl less, if you do your job right, no one notices. maybe the candidate behind the scenes does. but it's the mistakes that get pushed out in the press. i remember a romney event in south carolina, midway through the primary. and the room that they had picked was way too big for the crowd that showed up, almost no one came. you'll remember romney eventually lost south carolina to newt gingrich. >> that's a crisis if you're an advance person. >> exactly. so they drove the giant romney bus into the background of this tiny event to try to put the few people that they had in front of the bus. and the whole place smelled like exhaust, all the reporters were laughing. and you're right about the staff. as a reporter they're the people you often get to know the best. >> because you're traveling with them. >> it can be naturally adversarial because the goals are different sometimes. >> the advance people are never the people that we get into it with. >> i've had some squabbles over chairs and there not being
enough of them. and i have to say, the advance team people have stepped up and brought in more chairs. so it's definitely a back and forth. jacob, thank you for that report. that was awesome out there in l.a., which we have all visited, by the way, jacob. [ laughter ] and we're going to be right back after a quick break. and we're going to answer some of your questions from social media. you do not want to miss that. stay with us. i know how it is. you're all set to book a flight using your airline credit card miles. and surprise! those seats sometimes cost a ridiculous number of miles, making it really hard to book the flight you want. luckily, there's a better way... with the capital one venture card. with venture, you'll earn unlimited double miles on every purchase, every day. and when you're ready to travel, just book the flight you want, on any airline, then use your miles to cover the cost. now you're getting somewhere. what's in your wallet?
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last flight of the night, 9:00 eastern time, wheels down in ohio after midnight. welcome back to "road warriors," you saw a glimpse of what it is like on the road. that was the charter plane that bernie sanders flew around the country, is still flying around the country, day in and day out. four and five states in a day. i think one of the things we know is that people are pretty curious about what life is like on the road for so long. i actually just got a tweet from someone who was listening to our last segmentme. i wanted to shout out to the airline pilots and flight attendants. in th we've collected additional questions from some viewers.
alexander asks us, how do you deal with the constant time zone changes? this is the bane of my existence. i am so bad at calculating what time is actually is. i stay on east coast time. >> i keep my computer on east coast and then my phones we switch to local. [ all speak at once ] >> and how does that work out for you, hallie? >> it can be a confusing life. i was telling katy during the break, it can be a lot. in indiana, it's two different time zones in one state. so i booked our flights back to new york, from indianapolis, which would be great if i was in indianapolis. i was in ohio and i had just forgotten. [ laughter ] on the way to the airport, i thought, oh, my gosh. >> i keep it on east coast time all the time. i was in l.a., as we just said, yesterday, and i arrived pretty early and i thought, hey, i
could have dinner, go out to dinner, see a friend. i thought, nope, because it's 10:00 on the east coast. i am doing my work and going to bed. >> the worst is arizona, because they don't do daylight savings time. half the year they're in one time zone, the other half, it's in the other. >> can we talk about alexander? >> you mean dennis. >> our favorite question. where was the best food on the campaign trail and he wants specific names and places. >> i have a list. >> i defer to you. >> i have a whole list. fig in charleston, which is the world's best meal. >> the problem is, most of ours are going to be in charleston. >> i got three. >> get the home-made pasta, it will blow your mind. the gnocchi specifically. in atlanta, the comfy chicken biscuit is incredible. it is a fried piece of chicken covered in sausage gravy, and it
will give you a heart attack, but it will be worth it. hominy grill in charleston. >> excellent choice. >> they have crawfish beignet. sake in new york, and we're never here. >> but it's the best sushi in the world. luca in des moines, iowa. >> let me say one. 801 steakhouse, the classic. and i have to go memphis. i went to a barbecue restaurant in memphis central. incredible. >> is it on your list? >> yes. >> i feel like our job as reporters, taste the local cuisine. you have to be careful about it. >> philadelphia, you're from philadelphia. i had tony's cheese steak for breakfast and it was excellent. >> beef jerky from a gas station because i feel like we're always on the run. >> what is wrong with you?
[ all speak at once ] hallie! we're going to talk after the show. >> i'm going to take my tips and start trying some of these spots. >> try to make it happen. >> my thing is pirate's booty. >> you love pirate's booty. >> i do. family size bag all for myself. in addition to the eating question, i get those a lot. the other one is, when do you sleep? >> we don't really sleep. >> and dave wanted to know what's the least amount of sleep you've had before going on camera? >> an hour. >> depends on how you count it. i flew overnight and we never went to sleep. landed on the tarmac and we asked him, are you going to dispute the results? i think they put it on the "today" show, went and did "morning joe," then i took a nap, but i don't remember. >> especially the first couple states, the iowa to new hampshire where you're doing that turnaround. >> are you guy sleeping now? >> not very much.
>> i think four hours. >> on the tuesdays where we have votes, we're on air until 1:00 a.m. in the morning and then you're up again just a few hours later. so it's not as though it was just in the beginning with iowa and new hampshire. that was one of the toughest turnarounds. >> and shout out to our makeup artists. >> and to makeup in general. >> and to makeup period, thank you. >> my biggest challenge is trying not to put on the thing i was wearing the day before, getting the creative juices flowing after less than two hours of sleep. >> one more, what's your favorite thing that's happened on this campaign? >> i knew you were going to ask me that and i didn't have an answer prepped for that. because i have a lot of favorites. >> give us one. >> it's the camaraderie of the people on the campaign trail, your producers. >> you're a team. >> absolutely. you're with these people. i see you guys and our producers more than i see my family. >> got me. >> with that, we're going to be
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trump and hillary clinton, the fight that's brews for the next six months. >> and i'll be watching to see how hillary clinton deals with this double fight that she has on her hands right now. senator sanders, donald trump, and she's got to figure out how to allocate her resources and her time. >> it's going to get ugly. and donald trump mentioned bill clinton's sexual infidelities last night and that's an indication of how nasty this campaign's going to get. >> can you imagine what hillary clinton must be thinking now that she's going to be running against donald trump in this general election, how personal it's going to be? he was so successful with the nicknames he applied to republicans. crooked hillary seems to be where this is going next. >> and a lot of people still reeling from the fact that donald trump locked this up earlier than secretary clinton did. so we are going to go back out on the road, ladies, after a fantastic conversation. this was so much fun and we'll continue to watch this historical race and follow all the twists and turns and
surprises. with that, we'll wrap it up, but before we do, happy mother's day to all of our mothers who we are dubbing today the real warriors. >> in addition to the embeds. >> in addition to the embeds. exactly. >> hi, mom. >> hi, mom. >> and happy mother's day to all of the mothers out there watching. we'll toss it over to "meet the press daily." thanks so much for joining us. ♪ if it's friday, it might be the biggest challenge yet for trump. unite the party. you think the primary was rough? well, whoa, you ain't seen nothing yet. this is "mtp daily," and it starts right now. good evening, i'm chuck todd here in washington. welcome to "mtp dail