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good morning, everyone. we begin with breaking news. the former south carolina police officer has been charged with murder in the death of an unarmed black man and now he's facing federal civil rights charges. the shooting in april last year captured national attention after cell phone video of the incident was released. officer michael slager was seen firing his weapon eight times as walter scott ran away following a traffic stop. the state charged slager with murder and he was fired from the north charleston police force. his trial is set to begin this fall but we have more now on these federal charges. pete williams joins us with the very latest. pete, what can you tell us? >> there are a couple of things that are notable about this, tamron. first of all, the charges have been filed just by itself is interesting because he's already been prosecuted in the state trial system.
he's well on his way through the legal system there. the state has already filed charges. they're moving along with their case. so for the federal government to bring charges of its own, that's remarkable, sends a signal. something similar was done in the case of dylann roof in the church shooting so this sends a powerful message from the justice department that they intend to be really tough when police officers use unreasonable force against people. that's the first thing. i would expect that the federal government would follow the normal course and wait for the state to go ahead with its case and wait to see what happens if he's convicted. depending on what happens the state may or may not pursue those charges but they are now filed and now could go ahead. the second point is that one of the counts here does carry the maximum sentence of death. he's charged with violating walter scott's civil rights under color of law. that could carry the death
penalty. the government in the federal system has to make a separate decision about whether to pursue it but based on the legal experts i've talked to this morning, that does seem to be an option here. finally, it's interesting to note that the government says in these charges that when slager, the police officer, was initially interviewed, he misled the south carolina investigators by saying that scott was firing at him with a taser that he stole from him while they say in these charged that that is not in fact the case. so he'll appear in federal court this afternoon at 1:30 to face these charges, but it is a ratcheting up of the legal process against him. >> so, pete, i'm curious, he has been out on bond since january for the criminal charges that the state filed here. how will that potentially be impacted regarding these federal charges? >> well, that's a good question, because there will be a separate hearing.
the way this normally goes in federal court, you have your initial appearance, the judge schedules a bond decision and there will be a decision on whether to be let out on bail or not. now, you're entitled to bail as long as certain conditions are met. the judge has to look at whether he's a danger to the community or a flight risk or so forth. i'm sure the judge will say he hasn't gone any, where he's not a flight risk. complicating this is if he's detained in the federal system, then how does the state get him into court to stand trial. that complicates it in a big way. so i would assume that in the federal system he'd be allowed on bond as well but that's not a sure bet. >> we will then see what happens this afternoon, pete, as you mentioned. michael slager will be in court today and we'll have the latest as he does enter the courtroom. thank you very much. let's turn to politics now just in the past hour house speaker paul ryan talking about what he hopes to get out of tomorrow's high-stakes meeting with donald trump.
>> i don't really know him. i met him once in 2012. we had a very good conversation in march on the phone. we just need to get to know each other and we as a leadership team are enjoying the fact that we have a chance to meet with him. so i'd rather have a conversation in person than through the media, no offense. >> now, for his part donald trump is dishing out nothing but compliments ahead of the meeting with ryan. that meeting coming in the wake of the speaker's refusal to endorse the presumptive nominee. now, trump's refusal to rule out replacing paul ryan soon followed as the chairman of the gop convention. >> he's a very good man. he wants what's good for the party. i'd love, frankly, for him to stay and be chairman. >> now, there's also news this morning on trump's pick for a running mate. he now says he's narrowed it down to a few people that will be revealed later.
>> i would say that i have in mind five different people. i think they're excellent. i'll announce whoever it will be at the convention. >> now, on the issue of trump's behavior, he tells "the new york times" that he has a mandate to be provocative. going on to say you pin the pen ability a and the and then you go on to the world series. do you change? trump is now exactly 100 delegates short of officially clinching the republican nomination. jacob soboroff is covering the trump -- jacob rascon joins us, i apapologize, from trump tower just a few blocks away from where we are now. so let's get the very latest on at least trump's tone going into this meeting with paul ryan. he's very complimentary, but contrast that to what he is saying in "the new york times" and it goes back to what his team calls let trump be trump, which is exactly why paul ryan perhaps is not endorsing him, jacob. >> reporter: right. and the tone is a very big
issue. additionally we've learned from a source close to carson that the call last night was policy oriented. this is very interesting. they talked for 15 to 20 minutes last night starting at about 9:15 and carson laid out, this source says, trump's policies on several issues, explaining that he thought that the media had given trump a raw deal, calling him a flip-flopper. carson trying to explain how he thought trump was not actually a flip-flopper. also additionally during the course of this conversation on the phone, carson also offered many personal stories about how he thought trump was an excellent person overall behind the scenes. carson has said that before, talking about how trump is a bit of a different person in private compared to how he is, for example, at his rallies. now, pivoting now to the vice presidential search, because we know that carson has been involved in that, we've also learned that carson gave a full
list of names of his picks who he thought would be good for the vice presidential pick, we've learned that corey lewandowski is in charge of that committee and now trump is being asked, of course, all sorts of questions about who might be on that list. he was asked about rudy giuliani this morning and here's what he said. >> it's a temporary ban, brian, and we're going to look at it and we're going to study a problem. it's a real problem not only here but throughout the world. it's a real problem. so we'll figure it out and we will get it going, but we have to be extremely careful. in fact i'm thinking about setting up a commission perhaps headed by rudy giuliani to take a very serious look at this problem. >> reporter: okay. what we heard there was him talking about giuliani. he was asked -- he was talking about the problem, he says, of the muslims and talking about his muslim ban saying that giuliani could be head of a commission there. so doubling down on some of
those positions that, of course, we know speaker paul ryan doesn't agree with. that will be a very interesting topic of conversation, of course, tomorrow. tamron. >> indeed it will. jacob rascon live at trump tower. let's go to luke russert who's on capitol hill. luke, it's interesting to hear paul ryan say he doesn't want to play this out in the media. however, he was the one who went on national television saying he wasn't ready to endorse donald trump without giving the trump campaign a heads up, thus playing it out in the media and choosing not to play it out privately. >> reporter: it's interesting you bring that up, tamron, because our own alex moe, producer extraordinaire, got some information on what went on inside the house gop conference meeting this morning. a sizeable number of paul ryan's fellow house republicans stood up and said, mr. speaker, we've got to be honest with you. we felt blindsided by what you did on tv last week, not going forward and endorsing donald
trump or being comfortable with donald trump, and it's put us in a very difficult spot in our districts. another group of members stood up in that meeting and said, hey, you know what, paul ryan, we are so thankful for what you did. thank you for taking a stand. there is another group that was split. the house gop conference, tamron, is in this always trump, sometimes trump, never trump. those three categoriecategories. paul ryan today saying at the press conference that he has to figure out a way to unify his conference, unify conservatives, and figure out what donald trump really is all about when it comes to policy and whether or not they can come together on these issues where they seem to have real division. tax policy, entitlements, foreign policy. paul ryan often having said that he thought the ban on muslims was not conservatism that donald trump was calling for. donald trump's comments about latinos, a lot of folks in the house gop conference view as incendiary.
remember, there are over 40 house republicans that have latino districts so they have a whole bevy of issues they have to work out. they have to come together, one, as a conference which has always been very difficult for them, as you know, and then they have to figure out whether or not donald trump will be a principled conservative that they can support. right now they're certainly not all there yet and the speaker who is representative of them is not there yet in any capacity. i don't think it will be this week, i think it will take time if it ever happens at all. >> all right, we'll see what happens tomorrow. but for more on the divide between trump and the rest of the republican party, i'm joined by conservative radio host michael medved. also jennifer. michael, let's start with you. you've done a recent interview with paul ryan. to hear speaker ryan saying he does not want to play this out in the media when that's exactly the initial -- i guess the initial ball that was thrown at donald trump when his own party
came from ryan himself and blindsided some within the republican caucus as well as their presumptive nominee. >> i don't see why it should blindside anybody. there are very, very deep differences between what mr. trump has said during the course of the campaign and what principled conservatives like speaker ryan believe. he was simply responding to a question. he didn't say i'm never supporting trump, he didn't say i'm not supporting trump, he said i'm not ready to support donald trump yet. and that yet is important. because once republicans all sign on and get on board the trump train, before that happens, we have to know where that train is going. and that's what i think they're going to make clear. we don't want to get on board a train that's driving over a cliff to electoral disaster and potentially for wrecking the country. and that's really what i think is going to come out of this meeting is agreement on a couple of core principles. two, three, maybe four in which speaker ryan and a potential president trump could actually
agree to work together. >> michael, as i mentioned, you're one of the voices of conservative radio, one of the most well known. we've talked now for several weeks and there's been nothing that you've said to indicate that you see a change in donald trump, from the muslim ban to some of the big new news regarding his flip-flop on minimum wage. so to believe that somehow that thursday people will want to get on the trump train, conservatives who are not, or that you expect this front-runner to change after his analogy with winning the pennant the way that he's done, is that being less than thauthentic? you have paul ryan going into this meeting and pretend we are unified when we are not is wrong. is it also wrong to pretend to members of the republican party that thursday will somehow clear up any differences you have or paul ryan have with donald trump? >> well, let's see how they play it out. look, one of the things that people who support donald trump
have said again and again is he's the world's greatest deal maker. well, let's see some of that in action. it shouldn't be hard to deal with paul ryan, for goodness sake. paul ryan wants to support his party's nominee. i want to support the party's nominee. mr. trump can make that possible. one way to make it possible, tamron, is to stop with the sports analogies. i love baseball -- >> is that the most important thing he needs to stop? how about clarifying the ban on muslims in this country. >> that too. when i find myself agreeing more with the newly elected muslim mayor of london, sadiq khan, than donald trump, this is a problem. trump has to mature and grow and solidify as a candidate. and i think what that's going to require, tamron, is something like newt gingrich's old contract with america where there are clearly enunciated, written-out principles in which all republicans can agree and we can run together on those
principles. >> jennifer, let me get your thought on this because i do feel like we're in some sort of alternate universe where donald trump has been very clear on where he stands and some of the conservatives like michael and speaker ryan are hoping that all of what we've heard for these many weeks is somehow negotiable or will change. >> i think there are three things going on. one is in fact the very clear differences on policy, and i do agree with michael that that can be finessed. you can agree on a set of principles without endorsing -- >> give me an example specifically. >> so they decide that the republican party is dedicated to tax reform, widening the base, broadening the base, lowering the rates, for example. that could be a principle. >> which would be the opposite of what trump said regarding his tax plan, right? >> now he says he's redoing the tax plan. >> let's go to what he said versus what they will want to hear thursday. what he has said is he will raise taxes on the wealthiest. what they want to hear is?
>> he's now come back and said that he was misunderstood and in fact there's two more iterations. one is that he was just going to lower taxes less. and the newest news today is that he's going to have some well respected supply siders look at his plan but let me get back to your original question. >> let's move to the ban on muslims. >> well, let me finish your initial question, if i can. you asked what are the fundamental differences. one is policy. the second is that there's a fundamental character difference that they can't get past. donald trump is donald trump. and paul ryan is a very ethical man, does not believe in demonizing other groups, other parties, other ethnic groups, and that is a fundamental problem. are you going to trust this person with the nuclear weapons? you saw bobby jindal yesterday and you saw marco rubio get themselves tied up in knots trying to say, yeah, we don't trust him with nuclear weapons but we're still going to support
him. third issue, this is going to be news throughout the day and throughout the week. donald trump has now said definitively he will not release his tax returns. he promised again and again he would do this. i would look today and in the following days for the never trump groups to say you promised. you either live up to the promise or we go back to fighting about this nomination. you lured those delegates, you lured those voters on the promise that you were going to disclose your taxes. goodness knows what's in those and we didn't sign up for this. we signed up for the trump who was going to release his tax returns. i think this is a serious problem for trump. i think he doesn't want to release those taxes in the worst possible way and i would look for people who have already supported trump and people who are being pressured to support trump and delegates to begin saying wait a second, our support is conditioned on your reloosing those tax returns so i think that's the new hullabaloo
this week. >> these tax returns seem to be the easiest that he can wiggle out of. >> i disagree. >> he's wiggled his way out of, i think, many things that the conservative party thought would be the end of anyone else's political career, but some of the other more substantive things like the minimum wage, i'll go back again to the proposed ban on muslims coming to this country, sans the new london mayor, seems to be a more complex, more global issue that i don't know how he can pivot from. >> no, i disagree. i think it's the reverse. >> tamron, if i can. i think it should be easy for him to pivot on this immigration ban thing. in other words, the key thing that's offensive about that is the idea that you're going to ask somebody who wants to come for a visit to disneyland, oh, before you come into our country, what's your religion? that's not american. that's not appropriate. what he can talk about is say that what he wants to have is a
pause or special vetting or special attention to people who are coming from countries that have a terrorist problem. but this idea -- there can be no compromise for people of principle on this. we cannot have a situation in which we deny entry to the united states under any circumstances for 1.4 billion people, many of whom are wonderful people. many of whom by the way are fighting in our military or in our police departments. we cannot accept that if that's going to apply to anyone who is a professing muslim. that is unacceptable and unamerican. >> jennifer, let me ask you this. perhaps the contrast i'm trying to make when you talk about taxes versus the muslim ban. millions of people who voted for donald trump, the thousands and we covered his rallies when he would talk about the ban on muz lim limbs, talk about the wall, they would cheer and turn out in droves to vote for him. very few in that audience, i believe, would say donald trump is not giving his tax
information because they have bought into that. more seasoned writers see the problem. taxes, but the fuel that burned this fire, that the establishment is trying to tamp down, was built on the banning of muslims, the immigration comments, not his taxes is the point i'm making to you. >> exemcept it was built on something else -- >> there are two issues. can donald trump modify so he unifies the republican party. i don't think he can and for that reason i don't expect an undiluted, unqualified endorsement from paul ryan nor do i expect him to get up to 90% of the republican party, which is frankly what's going to be required. the second issue is whether he now has opened the door at the convention in the process of getting the nomination by refusing to do so. remember, there are about a thousand delegates collectively that are with marco rubio, john kasich, and with paul ryan --
the three of them, i'm having a rick perry moment. >> ted cruz. ted cruz. >> those people, plus some people who aren't that thrilled but maybe technically undeclared but leaning delegates, those people have the power to say at the convention, a majority of the people have the power to say if you do not release your taxes, we're not putting your name in nomination. i think you're going to see a really big fight about that. you've right, though, that's not the outside convention game, that's the inside the convention game. >> tamron, if i can just jump in for a moment and i think this is really crucial. i do think one of the things animating trump supporters and they call my radio show all the time is he's such a great businessman, he's been so success. he knows how to build businesses, he knows how to create jobs. now, if his tax returns show that basically he's been way exaggerating his wealth, which i believe his tax returns would show that his financial empire is really in trouble, it's
heavily leveraged, he owes a lot of money, he's planning to get back the money he's already loaned to his campaign by raising a billion dollars from this goldman sachs guy he's just appointed finance director, that's where the tax return stuff is important because it would go to a core basis for his campaign, which is this is a guy who knows business and is a successful businessman and never fails. i don't think that's real and i think that's why he won't disclose his tax returns and why it's a key issue. >> we're out of time. it will be interesting to see if paul ryan then puts that on the table as a part of their conversation and their negotiations, as brought up by jennifer, whether or not the speaker will say you need to produce those taxes and you can't hide behind the alleged audit. thank you both for your time, we greatly appreciate it. great conversation. >> thank you. coming up, bernie sanders defeats hillary clinton by double digits in west virginia's democratic primary, but it did little to dent clinton's near
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virginia. at a rally in oregon last night after the results were announced, sanders went after clinton for taking money from wealthy donors, including the owners of walmart. >> one of the waltons made a campaign contribution to secretary clinton of hundreds of thousands of dollars. i say to that family, maybe instead of making large campaign contributions to secretary clinton, pay your workers a living wage. >> and when you look at the senator's strongest support in west virginia, it was not from democrats but independents who made up about a third of the electorate, according to our exit polling. now, he also got a boost from donald trump supporters. a third of those who voted in the democratic primary say they intend to vote for trump in the general election. chris jansing is in salem,
oregon, with the very latest on the sanders campaign. >> reporter: hey, tamron. senator sanders is on his way to montana right now. that's one of the next stops in this very steep, uphill climb that he has. even after his double-digit victory last night he only gained a net of five delegates, which means when you look at the overall delegate count, hillary clinton still only needs 14% of overall delegates to win the nomination. he needs to win 86%, although he will argue that if he wins more pledged delegates, as he did last night, he may be able to turn some of the other superdelegates. having said that, there are two aspects of this. there's the math and there's the momentum. he talked about both last night. >> we are in this campaign to win the democratic nomination. we fully acknowledge we are good at arithmetic that we have an uphill climb ahead of us. but we are used to fighting
uphill climbs. >> reporter: so he really believes he has the momentum, two wins in a row. they think it will give him a good boost in fund-raising. they were down last month 40% from what they had seen the first three months of the year. of course they have california coming up, which is very expensive. they also have this new strategy of always going to every single state. they plan to hit all the states that are remaining and they also are taking some comfort in some of the exit polls. let me just give you a couple of things from nbc. first of all, one in four democratic voters so far says that income inequality is by far the number one issue for them and that of course is the centerpiece of bernie sanders sam pa campaign and shows you why it's been resonating. three in ten sanders supporters say they would not support hillary clinton. he continues to push this idea that when you look at the polls in head-to-head matchups, he does better against donald trump than hillary clinton. turning now to hillary clinton and her campaign, the
democratic front-runner is turning her attention back to donald trump and the general election. at a campaign stop in louisville, kentucky, clinton rallied against trump on a number of fronts, from the economy to women's issues to national security. >> when he casually says he doesn't care if more countries get nuclear weapons, i shudder. i am, if i'm so fortunate enough as to be the nominee, i am looking forward to debating donald trump come the fall. >> and today clinton is campaigning in new jersey, one of six states holding its primary june 7th. that's where we find nbc's kristen welker. kristen, i know you've got reaction from this west virginia primary and i want to start with donald trump not releasing his tax returns. she hit him on several issues of distinction between their campaigns but now you have another bit of information. i'm curious if the clinton strategy is to start hitting that.
>> reporter: oh, they are going to hit that hard, tamron, you can expect that. they have already begun to call on him to release his tax returns. she said, look, i'll release the transcripts from my paid speeches once he releases his tax returns. i think you can only expect to hear those types of calls ramp up. the clinton campaign is going to be holding a call in just a few moments from now in which they're going to discuss trump's economic policies, so i wouldn't be surprised if those statements that you just mentioned weren't a part of that phone call as well. in terms of that loss in west virginia, i just got off the phone from a clinton campaign official who said don't expect them to pivot to the primary in a significant way. they are keeping their focus on donald trump. as you just heard last night in louisville, that is her key focus. she keys him as her primary contender. right now the campaign trying to figure out how to allocate its resources so that most of them can go to fighting the general election. meanwhile yesterday secretary clinton got a little bit of a
boost from the vice president, really some of the strongest statements yet from the white house about her prospects of becoming the next president. take a listen to what he had to say. >> the next president, we're all anxious to see -- >> who she is? i feel confident that huillary will be the nominee and i feel confident she'll be the next president. >> reporter: the white house saying he just was responding to a question. it certainly helps her as she tries to officially clinch the nomination. today she'll be campaigning talking about the economy and i anticipate she's going to have more sharp hits for donald trump. >> kristen welker, thank you very much. and coming up in other news today, a navy s.e.a.l. recruit dies during his first week of basic training. we have new details on what happened there. and developing as well, crews are rescuing people from rising floodwaters in tennessee
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victory in west virginia. the sanders' margin over secretary clinton among male voters, 18 points. our latest nbc news/survey monkey poll out yesterday shows secretary clinton losing to donald trump among male voters by 11 points. so how might she improve those numbers if she becomes the party's nominee. tony dokoupil joins us live. you've been talking to voters and what are you hearing particularly from these men? >> reporter: hey, tamron. what those numbers really boil down to is this question, does hillary clinton have a problem with male voters. the short answer is yes. the long answer is yes, and donald trump is trying very hard to make it an even larger problem. everywhere he goes, he brings up bill clinton's misdeeds and sexual misadventures from the 1990s and brands hillary clinton an enabler. hold on a second, is this fair? is this effective? as men, how do you make a connection between the acts of the husband and blame the wife?
to try to get answers with these questions, i sat down with a group of five male voters not far from here, three trump supporters, two hillary backers. it was a gentlemenly conversation but nothing was off limits. here's a snippet. >> did nothing about all the women in bill's life, nothing. didn't even leave him. left -- pretty much did nothing. exposed the country to untold humility -- >> what was she supposed to do, make him sleep on the couch or across the street at the executive building? >> number one, if you cheat on your husband or if your husband cheats on you, you get a divorce. >> you think hillary clinton is to blame for bill clinton's behavior? >> yes, i do. >> why? >> she is a -- i'm trying to think of the term. >> enabler. >> she's an enabler. there's no doubt about it. there's no doubt about it. >> but there's no logic to that. you know, if you got dog in you, you've got dog in you. it ain't because your wife is
not whatever. >> reporter: tamron, there is good news here for hillary clinton. as you can hear from that sound bite, there are men who blame her for bill clinton's actions and blame her for her reaction to what bill clinton did, but things are changing and one place they are not showing up to as much as they used, to the voting booth. they don't vote as much as women. if hillary clinton can carry the female vote, she may be just fine in a potential november matchup. >> we're almost out of time so i want to also dig into, because i feel like we're in a 1990s segment of "the view" with the battle conversation that just happened there. is it also, though, about economy? does it have anything to do with some of the conversation as far as inequality? and i'm point to when donald trump says that we can't say anything to women anymore and women have it so good, or are these dividing lines because of bill clinton's affairs? i'm curious in a priority standpoint of why men have voted
more for bernie sanders and potentially more for donald trump, is it because of the affairs and the history of the affairs or is it something else with the economy? >> i think it's less the affairs and more about the economy. white working class voters feel like their economic status has shifted in recent decades. that has changed the gender dynamic and there is some resentment there and donald trump is trying to exploit that. >> thank you very much, tony. very interesting report there. meanwhile, while we were in that report, guess what, senator elizabeth warren now speaking out about possibly being asked to be hillary clinton's running mate. we'll have the very latest on what was just said by senator warren. i realize that's a tease, but we'll have it for you right after this. real is making new friends. amazing is getting this close. real is an animal rescue. amazing is over twenty-seven thousand of them.
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this interview for you, but she does answer the question in various ways as it's posed to her as to whether or not she would be hillary clinton's running mate if she becomes the nominee. we're working to turn that new interview around for you and bring it to you in a few minutes. meanwhile this morning we are learning more about the death of u.s. navy s.e.a.l. trainee who passed out after a military training exercise last week. navy officials say 21-year-old derrick lovelace was wrapping up his first week of basic underwater training in a facility near san diego. this was on friday. it is considered to be among the world's most challenging military training regimens, though navy did not announce this death until this week. a navy spokesperson says it is now under investigation. we're learning new details surrounding the investigation into prince's death. a search warrant has named a minnesota doctor who treated prince in the months before he died. nbc's stephanie gosk has more on the investigation. >> reporter: hey there, so it
had been pretty quiet here at paisley park for the last couple of weeks until late yesterday when a line of police cars, about a dozen or so investigators, entered the compound. it happened just shortly after a warrant for prince's medical records was released pun lickly. it showed that the pop star had been getting medical attention here in minnesota from a local doctor up until the day before he died. according to a search warrant, a minneapolis area doctor was at prince's home to deliver test results the morning he died. the document indicates dr. michael todd scilenburg, seen in this video, examined prince twice, once on april 7th before prince's plane made an emergency landing in illinois. >> what's the nature of the emergency? >> an unresponsive passenger. >> reporter: and again on april 20th, the day before he died. according to the warrant, the doctor told police he prescribed medications for prince and the unspecified prescriptions were filled at a walgreens.
investigators interviewed the doctor and sought any and all records related to prince from an area medical center. dr. shilenburg told police he works with north memorial clinic. that hospital says he is no longer an employee there. the doctor's lawyer is not commenting. late tuesday police were seen at prince's paisley park home. the carver county sheriff tweeting detectives were revisiting the scene as a component of a complete investigation. offering no further details. the warrant does not specifically say what the medications were that were prescribed to prince, and it doesn't say whether or not he took them. the toxicology report could shed some light on that. it still isn't complete and there is still no official cause of death. tamron. >> we will be right back with more of that interview, as i mentioned, with senator elizabeth warren answering whether or not she would consider being hillary clinton's running mate. we'll be right back.
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moments ago we told you about massachusetts senator elizabeth warren, now speaking out about whether she's interested in becoming hillary clinton's running mate. here is what she said in a new interview just release d to us. >> this is something that right now we've got to get all of our nominations settled on the democratic side. for me, i'm going to keep doing my job every single day, and i'm not thinking about another job. >> and have you spoken to clinton recently at all? >> not recently. >> that is part of the interview just released to us. warren, of course, has been engaged in a heated back and forth with donald trump over his policies, has made for fodder for people who believe she will eventually end up the running mate. turning now to what is exciting news out west. the world will get its first look at what could be an entirely new frontier as it
relates to mass transportation. epg nears will test out a new prototype for the hyper loop, the futuristic technology could make it possible to travel from san francisco to l.a. in only 30 minutes. normally it would take you six hours to drive it. it was first conceived by spacex founder elon musk. one of the teams behind it is looking to make it a reality. we are joined from the nevada desert. everyone seems to be talking about this today. you have the prime seat in the house. >> reporter: this hyper loop one is one of the tubes here and as you said it is a very ambitious plan, the idea is to basically take people and cargo, put them inside small capsules and shoot them down tubes like this for quite some ways. hundreds of miles that are airtight and those people would arrive in places leak san
francisco. you'd be travel at about the speed of sound. so las vegas to san francisco takes seven or eight hours if you don't run into traffic. this would take you there in about 37 minutes. over there just across the fence you see that is the propulsion system they're going to be testing today. that's what everybody is really here for. you can see there's bleachers over here, almost like a mini kitty hawk moment for them wanting to show this propulsion system they're going to be putting in the tubes can go from zero to 60 in 1.1 second since the beginning of making this technology a reality. tamron, back to you. >> we mentioned elon musk had been in heavy conversation and others focused on this. heavy competition to get to this point even. >> reporter: a lot of different companies and groups. some of them are just a
collective of people that love this idea, love this idea of traveling at basically mach i through these tunnels. a lot of other companies and groups working on this. this is the first to give us a full scale or a partial scale test run of the technology they're showing off here today. >> we'll see what happens. that does it for this hour. thank you for joining us. up next "andrea mitchell reports." she interviewed bernie sanders. proud of you, son. ge! a manufacturer. well that's why i dug this out for you. it's your grandpappy's hammer and he would have wanted you to have it. it meant a lot to him... yes, ge makes powerful machines. but i'll be writing the code that will allow those machines to share information with each other. i'll be changing the way the world works. (interrupting) you can't pick it up, can you? go ahead. he can't lift the hammer. it's okay though! you're going to change the world.
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