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first block of lawrence o'donnel's first block of that does it for us tonight we'll see you tomorrow. >> i want you to know something, i come to work every day, wanting to start the show with something other than donald trump. and yet, every day, more words come out of his face. where to begin? >> and the hits just keep on coming for donald trump. still under fire for refusing to back down from his criticism of a military family, now facing new criticism for his answer to a question about sexual harassment in the workplace. meanwhile, president obama unleashes his harshest rebuke of trump to date, calling on gop lawmakers to withdraw their support. and it seems trump may have
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opened the door to that possibility. now refusing to endorse speaker paul ryan and senator john mccain. it is 5:00 a.m. on the east coast, 2:00 a.m. out west, this is "way too early." good morning, it is wednesday, august 3rd, i'm chris jansing. three months to the day today that donald trump won the indiana republican primary which essentially knocked out his final opponents for the nomination. yet on tuesday, trump continued his war with party leadership, by withholding his endorsement from house speaker paul ryan and 2008 republican nominee john mccain in their primaries this month. on supporting ryan, trump told "the washington post," quote, i'm not quite there yet. just not quite there yet. his language echoed what the speaker said in may when he held
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back endorsing trump. >> i'm just not ready to do that at this pont. i'm not there right now. i hope to support his candidacy fully. and i want to do that. but right now, just i got to tell you, jake, being candid with you, at this point, i'm just not there right now. >> well, trump said everybody wants my support when asked if ryan had asked for his support, ryan's office denies that. quote, neither speaker ryan nor anyone on his team has ever asked for donald trump's endorsement. we are confident in a victory next week regardless. ryan's opponent paul nehlen released a statement that said in part paul ryan's repeated betrayals of the gop nominee is beneath the dig knitty of the speaker's office and is naturally disqualifying. donald trump also hit back at john mccain the five-term senator and vietnam p.o.w. who rebuked trump for questioning the right of a fallen soldier's parents to criticize him. trump said, i haven't endorsed john mccain and i've never been there with john mccain because
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i've always felt that he should have done a much better job for vets. mccain has not responded, though he did meet privately with trump's running mate governor mike pence in phoenix last night. aides say they discussed national security issues but pence did not address trump's comments or mccain's during his arizona campaign swing. president obama is urging republicans to withdraw their endorsements of donald trump. during a press conference yesterday the president issued some of his strongest criticisms to date. >> i think the republican nominee is unfit to serve as president. i said so last week, and he keeps on proving it. the fact that he doesn't appear to have basic knowledge around critical issues in europe, in the middle east, in asia, means that he's woefully unprepared to do this job.
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i think what's been interesting is the repeated denunciations of his statements by leading republicans. including the speaker of the house, and the senate majority leader, and prominent republicans like john mccain. and the question i think that they have to ask themselves is, if you are repeatedly having to say, in very strong terms, that what he has said is unacceptable, why are you still endorsing him? >> both trump and running mate mike pence responded to the president's comments last night. >> president barack obama gave a speech today, talking about my running mate a little bit. he actually said that the
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republican nominee is unfit to serve. he did. and he said the fact that he doesn't appear to have basic knowledge about critical issues in europe, middle east and asia means that he's quote, woefully unprepared to do this job. well, let me -- let me me say i think barack obama knows something about being woefully unprepared to be president of the united states. >> i think he's the worst president maybe in the history of our country. i think he's been a disaster. he's been weak. he's been ineffective. you look at this so-called recovery, it's setting record lows. it's i guess not since 1949 has there been anything like it. i think he's one of the worst presidents, maybe the worst, that we've ever had in the history of our country. i think that hillary clinton maybe has a -- she has the potential to be even worse. >> as donald trump continues to
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fight with republicans some in his party are taking their support to the other side, backing hillary clinton. 2010 california gubernatorial nominee and republican fund-raiser meg whitman endorsing clinton. a source tells nbc news clinton speak with the hewlett-packard ceo about a month ago and that whitman will raise money for the democrats. she released a statement overnight saying in part, it is clear to me that secretary clinton's temperament, global experience, and commitment to america's bedrock national values make her the far better choice in 2016 for president of the united states. in a tumultuous world, america needs the kind of stable and aspirational leadership secretary clinton can provide. meanwhile, congressman richard hannah of new york announced yesterday that he will vote for mrs. clinton in november, making him the first sithing congressional republican to support her. hanna said he decided to take action after watching trump criticize the muslim american parents of a u.s. army captain killed in iraq. in an op-ed congressman hanna writes in part, quote, while a
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disagree with her on many issues i will vote for mrs. clinton. i will be hopeful and resolute in my belief that being a good american who loves his country is far more important than parties or winning and losing. i trust she can lead. also joining the growing list a former top aide of trump ally governor chris christie. maria camilla says she will vote for christie in the fall and even christie in a rare break with trump spoke out yesterday saying it was inappropriate to criticize the khan family. >> i cannot imagine the pain of losing a child, under any circumstances. and for mr. and mrs. khan, the pain of losing their son, while defending our country, is unfathomable. and i think it gives them the right to say whatever they want. whether they're right or wrong. you're not going to find me being critical of mr. and mrs. khan no matter what they do. even if i may disagree with them, because any one particular statement they might make, it's just inappropriate for us, in
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this context, to be criticizing them. and i'm not going to participate in that. >> trump also received the criticism of a medal of honor recep yant dakota myer who is also the son-in-law of former alaska governor and trump supporter sarah palin. he tweeted, if donald trump wants to be the commander in chief he needs to act like one. and that can't start until he apologizes to the khans. but yesterday, trump refused to admit any missteps when it came to his handling of the killed in action soldier's family. >> do you regret at all engaging in this back and forth with the khans? >> i don't regret anything. i said nice things about the son, and i feel that very strongly. but, of course, i was hit very hard from the stage, and you know, it's just one of those things. >> it wasn't wise to bring the mother in. i understand khan. for you to bring her in that gives them the opportunity, just opens the door for them to come in and hammer you, as this mean kind of guy. >> i understand that. but, you know, part of it is i
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read a lot and i watch a lot and many, many people discussed this. many, many people that said it. so when i said it it became like a big deal and that's, you know, the way it is. but i was very viciously attacked and i said not very viciously back -- >> but if there's some little muslim woman who loses her son, you can't. you just can't. no matter what she does. she can set you on fire and you can say thank you, i hated those trousers. you just got to let it go -- >> i didn't fight her. >> let's hold you over -- >> please remember i was viciously attacked. and all i did was respond to it and it ends up being a four-day story. >> now, five. donald trump campaigned in virginia yesterday where he got a special gift from a retired army officer, amid the uproar about his treatment of the khan family. >> a man came up to me and he handed me his purple heart. now i said to him, i said to
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him, is that like the real one or is that a copy? and he said, that's my real purple heart. i have such confidence in you. and i said, man, that's like -- that's like dig stuff. i always wanted to get the purple heart. this was much easier. >> the clinton campaign was quick to react to trump's remark, tweeting this from a man who says he's quote sacrificed for our country. while democratic senate candidate and double amputee veteran tammy duck worth tweeted this photo of her receiving her purple heart writing, this is how what usually looks when you are awarded the purple heart. nothing easy about it. controversy is growing over comments trump and his son eric made about sexual harassment in the workplace, as well. it started when donald trump was asked in an interview with "usa today" how he would feel if his daughter ivanka was sexually harassed at work the way gretchen carlson and others say
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former fox news executive roger ailes harassed them. trump said he hoped ivanka would find another career or find another company if that was the case. trump's son eric then attempted to defend his father's comments yesterday morning. >> you're saying ivanka is a strong, you know, powerful woman. she wouldn't allow herself to be, you know, subjected to it. and by the way you should certainly take it up with human resources and i think she definitely would as a strong person. at the same time i don't think she would allow herself to be subjected to that. and i think that's the point he was making and i think he did so well. >> following eric trump's comments, former fox news anchor gretchen carlson whose sexual harassment lawsuit against ailes precipitated his resignation from fox tweeted this, sad in 2016 we're still victim blaming women. trust me, i'm strong. fox news anchor megyn kelly tweeted simply, sigh. and last night ivanka trump was asked to weigh in on this
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controversy. >> i think sexual harassment is inexcusable in any setting. i think harassment in general, regardless, sexual or otherwise, is totally inexcusable, and if it transpires, it needs to be reported. and it needs to be dealt with on a company level. we have a very strong hr team at the trump organization who is equipped to deal with these issues if they arise. and we hope they never arise. you hope you have a culture in which they don't arise. but when they do, it needs to be dealt with swiftly. >> and new this morning, a fourth member of congress has been ousted in his party primary. republican tim huelskamp, a vocal tea party congressman and foe of speaker john boehner lost in kansas last night defeated by roger marshall, an obstetrician backed by agricultural and religious groups. and last night a staffer to the former speaker shared this photo of him celebrating with a glass of red wine.
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there's also a major reorganization at the democratic national committee this morning following the publication of those hacked internal e-mails. ceo amy dacy and two other top officials are stepping down. e-mails published by wikileaks show their apparent favoritism toward hillary clinton in the democratic primary. the e-mails led to the resignation of dnc chairwoman debbie wasserman schultz last week. the dnc is now being overseen by donna brazile. and still ahead on "way too early," he is the most prominent police commissioner in the nation but the nypd's top cap bill bratton says he's stepping down. we'll have the latest on that. >> the biggest in the world the chinese bank. don't worry about that baby, i love babieses. i love baby. i hear that baby crying, i like it. i like it. what a baby! what a beautiful baby. don't worry. don't worry. >> nothing like a baby to bring out the warm side of donald trump.
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comcast nbcuniversal is proud to bring you coverage of the rio olympic games. the top cop in the nation's largest city is leaving the force. new york city police commissioner bill bratton announcing yesterday he's stepping down next month to take a job in the private sector. he'll be replaced by the department's current deputy chief james o'neil. bratton's exit caps a more than four decade career in law enforcement, including leading departments in boston, los angeles, and new york city twice. he gained national acclaim in the 1990s when he presided over a drop in crime, popularizing the broken windows theory of policing. speaking at city hall yesterday, bratton looked toward the future. >> as we go forward and face the crises of race in america, crime in america, fear of terrorism, and in the midst of the turmoil of this presidential election, there's no police department in america that will be better prepared to face all that we are going to have to face in the
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future. >> and commissioner bratton will be on "morning joe" coming up in just a little while. florida health officials have announced another case of locally acquired zika in the miami area. for a total of 15 cases so far. it comes after the cdc issued an unprecedented advisory to women who are pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant to avoid a popular miami neighborhood. nbc's kerry sanders has the latest from miami. >> reporter: authorities tell nbc news they are still investigating where this new case was acquired. they do know the patient lives outside of that one square mile area north of downtown miami. federal officials say the insecticides used to kill mosquitoes are not as effective as they had hoped. >> just checking for mosquitoes. >> reporter: every day now in wynwood the ground war begins anew hitting sewers with biological agents to kill mosquito larvae. sweeping away standing water because that's where mosquitoes breed, especially on those flat
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roofs. but some experts say zika mosquitoes may already be in other parts of miami. or beyond. >> we're still on a steep learning curve about this virus. and so we're still trying to get our arms around how extensive this outbreak could be. >> reporter: infectious disease experts say anyone bitten in the mosquito zone can become an unwitting carrier. once bitten and infected that person traveling from the zika zone elsewhere can then be bitten by another mosquito. that mosquito, now infected, bites someone else, spreading the disease. that's how it could travel beyond wynwood. even to other states. a single mosquito with zika can lay more than 100 eggs. and it is a voracious biter. >> it will bite four, five, six individuals before she settles down to lay her eggs. >> reporter: mothers-to-be more anxious by the day. >> i am absolutely terrified. just completely terrified. and i think the scariest part is that our political leaders have
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really seemed to have failed us at this point. >> reporter: that was kerry sanders reporting. now let's get a check on your weather with nbc meteorologist bill karins. good morning, my friend. >> good wednesday morning to you. a lot of little stories in the weather world today. the heat continues in the middle of the country. heat advisories, and excessive heat watches are going to be issued eventually, st. louis there, tulsa is under the advisory. in all 8 million people in the heat advisory today where it will feel like 105-plus. so that's not exactly enjoyable weather. as far as severe weather goes, this is the severe weather season in the northern half of the country as we go throughout the middle of the summer, so watch out today in north dakota, south dakota, and areas of minnesota. a little over 1 million people at risk. kind of avoids a lot of the big cities out there. a few tornadoes possible late this afternoon towards this evening. yesterday a little bit of flash flooding north of the phoenix area. right now things have settled down. it is the desert southwest. this is the time of year when they get their rainfall and it's raining pretty good to the
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northeast of albuquerque. a lot of this region is now under a flash flood watch. in all over about 4 million people in the flash flood watch. isolated one to two inches of rain with any thunderstorms, everybody else would just be a little cooler with those showers. so for today's forecast, there is some great weather out there. i mean, as far as early august goes, this is as nice as it gets around washington, d.c., baltimore, philadelphia, new york. all through the northeast. temperatures in the morning are a little cool, the humidity is down, and this afternoon in the low 80s with low humidity. you don't get many days in august like this. still holding on to the humidity, though, showers and storms in florida today, also to atlanta and a sneak peek at tomorrow's forecast does show it also being pretty nice out there in the east. so there's some great weather out there but there's also a lot of problems, too. >> all right, bill, thank you so much. the u.s. women's soccer team set to kick off the first olympic competition even before the opening ceremony. we're going to set the stage for that game. look at that shot of rio. "way too early" will be right back. ♪
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6:00 p.m. eastern on nbc sports network. and some more bad news for switzerland's olympic tennis team which now must compete without its two top players, van warren ka the fourth ranked tennis player in the world will skip the rio games after injuring his back after competing in last week's rogers cup. fellow countryman roger federer withdrew last week due to a knee injury. tough news for the swiss there. a milestone for toronto's jose bautista. he slugged his 300th big league homer, a solo shot to left field during yesterday's third inning against the astros. the jays would win it 2-1. philadelphia now where during the sixth inning of last night's giants/phillies game, home plate ump bob davidson ejects a fan from the stands for heckling. the fan was reportedly verbally harassing the umpire over a period of several batters. you're out of here, kid. all right let's go to cincinnati now. the reds first baseman misses
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his opportunity to retire a batter when a fan gets in his way while attempting to make a play in foul ball territory. he tugs at the cincinnati emblem on the fan's shirt just to let him know he just cost his team but he did apologize and an inning later with an inscribed baseball and some photographs. the reds trailing by one with two runners on base. >> deep to right! if it's fair it's gone. gone! reds win! >> the three-runomb out into right field walk the reds off with a 7-5 win and i bet that fan is breathing a sigh of relief after that one. i guess chris, no harm, no foul there. >> thank you, louis. still ahead, president obama calls donald trump unfit to serve as president we'll have trump's response. and we'll tell you why republican nominee says he's not ready to endorse paul ryan and john mccain. "way too early" back in a moment.
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there have been republican presidents with whom i disagreed with but i didn't have a doubt that they could function as president. i think i was right and, and, mitt romney and john mccain were wrong on certain policy issues but i never thought that they couldn't do the job. but that's not the situation here. and that's not my -- just my opinion. that is the opinion of many prominent republicans. there has to come a point at which you say, enough.
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>> president obama giving his harshest rebuke yet of donald trump, calling him unfit for office while urging other republican leaders to withdraw their support. meanwhile, trump himself refuses to endorse the re-election bids of house speaker paul ryan and senator john mccain. two republican leaders who have already endorsed him. the question is whether he's actually doing them a favor. it is 5:30 on the east coast, 2:30 out west, this is "way too early." good morning, it is wednesday august 3rd. i'm chris jansing. three months to the day today that donald trump won the indiana republican primary, knocking out his final opponent for the nomination. yet on tuesday trump continued his war with party leadership by withholding his endorsement from
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house speaker paul ryan and the 2008 republican nominee john mccain in their primaries this month. on supporting ryan, trump told "the washington post," quote, i'm not quite there yet. just not quite there yet. his language echoing what the speaker said in may, when he held back endorsing trump. >> i'm just not ready to do that at this point. i'm not there right now. i hope to support his candidacy fully and i want to do that. but right now, just i got to tell you, jake, just being candid with you, at this point i'm just not there right now. >> while trump said everybody wants my support when asked if ryan had asked for his support ryan's office denies that quote neither speaker ryan nor anyone on his team has ever asked for donald trump's endorsement and we are confident in a victory next week regardless. ryan's opponent, paul nehlen, released a statement that said, in part, paul ryan's repeated betrayals of the gop nominee is beneath the dignity of the speaker's office and is morally disqualifying. meantime donald trump also hit back at john mccain, the
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five-time senator and vietnam p.o.w., who rebuked trump for questioning the right of fallen soldier's parents to criticize him. trump said, i haven't endorsed john mccain and i've never been there with john mccain because i always felt that he should have done a much better job for the vets. mccain has not responded though he did meet privately with trump's running mate, governor mike pence, in phoenix last night. aides say they discussed national security issues but pence did not address trump's comments or mccain during his arizona campaign swing. while trump hit mccain again in a tv interview. >> i've, you know, never been a big fan of john mccain. and i just hate the way our veterans have been treated by john and other people. i hate it. i look at our veterans, how badly they've been treated, the suicides -- >> what did john mccain -- >> tremendously bad -- >> for veterans? >> he should have grabbed that issue. that's his issue. >> president obama meanwhile urging republicans to withdraw their endorsements of donald trump. during a press conference
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yesterday the president issued his strongest criticisms of trump to date. >> i think the republican nominee is unfit to serve as president. i said so last week. and he keeps on proving it. the fact that he doesn't appear to have basic knowledge around critical issues in europe, in the middle east, in asia, means that he's woefully unprepared to do this job. i think what's been interesting is the repeated denunciations of his statement s by leading republicans, including the speaker of the house, and the senate majority leader, and
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prominent republicans like john mccain. and the question i think that they have to ask themselves is, if you are repeatedly having to say, in very strong terms that what he has said is unacceptable, why are you still endorsing him? >> both trump and his running mate mike pence responded to the president's comments last night. >> president barack obama gave a speech today, talking about my running mate a little bit. he actually said that the republican nominee is unfit to be serve. he did. and he said the fact that he doesn't appear to have basic knowledge about critical issues in europe, middle east, and asia, means that he's, quote, woefully unprepared to do this job. well, let me -- let me say i think barack obama knows
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something about being woefully unprepared to be president of the united states. >> i think he's the worst president maybe in the history of our country. i think he's been a disaster. he's been weak. he's been ineffective. you look at this so-called recovery, it's setting record lows. it's i guess not since 1949 has there been anything like it. i think he's one of the worst presidents, maybe the worst, that we've ever had in the history of our country. i think that hillary clinton maybe has a -- she has the potential to be even worse. >> as donald trump continues to fight with fellow republicans, some in his party are taking their support to the other side backing hillary clinton. 2010 california gubernatorial nominee and republican fund-raiser meg whitman now endorsing clinton. a source tells nbc news clinton spoke with the hewlett-packard ceo about a month ago, and that whitman will raise money for the democrat. she released a statement overnight saying in part, it is clear to me that secretary
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clinton's temperament, global experience, and commitment to america's bedrock national values make her the far better choice in 2016 for president of the united states. in a tumultuous world america needs the kind of table and aspirational leadership secretary clinton can provide. meanwhile, congressman richard hanna of new york announced yesterday that he will vote for mrs. clinton in november. making him the first sitting congressional republican to support her. hanna said he decided to take action after watching trump criticize the muslim american parents of a u.s. army captain killed in iraq. in an op-ed congressman hanna writes in part, quote, while a disagree with her on many issues i will vote for mrs. clinton. i will be hopeful and resolute in my belief that being a good american who loves his country is far more important than parties or winning and losing. i trust she can lead. also joining the growing list a former top aide of trump ally governor chris christie. maria comela says she will vote
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for christie in the fall and even christie in a rare break with trump spoke out yesterday saying it was inappropriate to criticize the khan family. >> i cannot imagine the pain of losing a child, under any circumstances. and for mr. and mrs. khan, the pain of losing their son, while defending our country, is unfathomable. and i think it gives them the right to say whatever they want. whether they're right or wrong. you're not going to find me being critical of mr. and mrs. khan no matter what they do. even if i may disagree with them, because any one particular statement they might make, it's just inappropriate for us, in this context, to be criticizing them. and i'm not going to participate in that. >> do you regret at all engaging in this back and forth with the khans? >> i don't rret anything. i said nice things about the son ani feel that very strongly. but of course, i was hit very hard from the stage and you know, it's just one of those things. >> meanwhile, a new poll in the presidential race shows hillary clinton extending her lead. the reuters up sos online poll
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has clinton ahead 43% to donald trump's 35%, increasing her lead from six to eight points since the democratic convention. let's turn now to business. global markets in the red this morning as the dow looks to snap a seven-day losing streak today. cnbc's luisa bojesen joins us live from london. good morning. >> good morning, chris. yeah, markets this morning here in europe relatively mixed. we opened flatish. we're just seeing a little bit more red on our screens, as it were. as you say, the dow, and the s&p both closing at three-week lows. we still have all this earnings momentum, the dollar pushing lower, and today you're going to be wanting to look out for the adp private sector employment data, and the ism nonmanufacturing data, as well. the market now not pricing in for a fed hike at any point until 2018. and the market by and large is trying to reposition for this in many instances.
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just want to talk a little bit about what took place in after-hours trade yesterday. we saw aig the insurance company beating expectations raising their buyback program as well. they're going to be buying back $3 billion worth of shares. net income figure of $1.9 billion, up from $1.8 billion that we saw year-on-year. they're still on quite a lot of pressure to break themselves apart. we could be hearing more about that in the near future. fitbit popping up by more than 6% after they posted their second quarter numbers. you would recall that they listed quite recently they had this -- they went public back in june and since then reported five times the first four times after reporting you saw the stock dropping quite significantly afterwards because people think how are they going to manage to keep a grip on competition like apple in the long-term. but this time things are looking promising, and a little bit of a pop there. also just to mentionatesy up by 5% on the back of their quarterly numbers as well. >> luisa bojesen live from london thank you. president obama is calling the new campaign of airstrikes
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against the islamic state group in libya a critical move. as the u.s. expands its military operations beyond iraq and syria, nbc news has exclusively obtained a map showing the global expansion of the terror group. cynthia mcfadden has the details. >> reporter: the u.s. launched more airstrikes against isis targets in libya. representing an expansion of u.s. military operations beyond iraq and syria. an nbc news exclusive, this map, part of the monthly classified briefing received by the white house. dated august 2016. from the national counterterrorism center. it shows the worldwide expansion of the islamic state. a stunning three-fold increase since the u.s. and its allies began their military campaign against isis two years ago. >> that map could probably be a lot bigger if they were to show all the aspirational regions where isis wants to operate. >> reporter: in 2014, there were
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seven countries in which isis was operating. by 2015, that number was nearly double to 13. the briefing map indicates 18 countries where the islamic state is fully operational. and a new category, aspiring isis branches of which there are six countries include bangladesh where last month isis took credit for killing 24 people. in a year in which politicians are vigorously debating the war against terror, the battleground is clearly expanding. >> meantime the u.s. secretly shipped iran $400 million around the same time that country released four american prisoners. that's according to "the wall street journal" which says a combination of foreign currencies were packed on wooden pallets and flown to iran on an unmarked cargo plane in january. it cites u.s. and european officials and congressional staff briefed on the operation. the "journal" says u.s. officials deny the money was tied to the release of the prisoners, though, although the exact details were not revealed
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it's worth noting that secretary of state john kerry did release a statement in january with much of this information as the prisoners were being released. kerry said the money was part of a $1.7 billion settlement with iran of a claim over a deal for the sale of military equipment back in 1979. he added that the settlement was made to cut litigation risks. republican vice presidential nominee mike pence wasted no time criticizing the reported move, while talking about the nuclear deal between the u.s. and iran at a rally in phoenix. >> if you haven't heard about it yet, tonight "the wall street journal" is actually reporting that on the day, and it's around the time the deal was done, and american hostages were being released, the administration airlifted $400 million in cash to iran. you know, we cannot have four more years accommodating and apologizing to our enemies or abandoning our friends. america needs to be strong for
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the world to be safe and donald trump will lead on the world stage from strength. >> and still ahead, the new information suggesting that flossing may not actually benefit you. and donald trump's bad luck with babies continues. the surprising step he took to deal with one crying kid at a rally. "way too early" back in a moment.
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so here's the forecast path for the storm. it will be over land in about 24 hours and then it will begin to weaken after that. they do have it going to the hurricane center to a category 180-mile-per-hour storm. so again that's going to be scattered power outages, not a horrible blow. not something you'd want to deal with down there in belize. our thoughts are with them as they prepare for that storm. there is some great weather out there. i know we're going to have a chance of severe storms in the northern plains. hot weather in the middle of the country. it is in the 60s. low 60s throughout much of new england. philadelphia, 67 is not bad. still a little warm in d.c. this afternoon this is as nice as it gets for august with a lot of sunshine throughout areas of the northeast. temperatures comfortable in the 80s. the humidity being low makes it feel nice. down in florida they'll deal with thunderstorms. there's the hot stuff, chris, in the middle of the country. hurricane season is ramping up and looks like it's belize's turn to deal with the hurricane probably later on tonight. >> all right thanks so much, bill. now let's get a check on the other headlines, louis burgdorf is back. >> 50 past the hour. baby duty continues for donald
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trump. saturday he kissed a baby and made it cry. and yesterday a baby had the nerve to cry during his rally in virginia. here's how that all went down. >> the biggest in the world, the chinese bank -- don't worry about that baby. i love babies. i love babies. i hear that baby krieg, i like it. i like it. what a baby. what a beautiful baby. don't worry. don't worry. the mom's running around like, don't worry about it, you know. it's young, and beautiful, and healthy, and that's what we want. okay. ripped us absolutely to shreds. actually, i was only kidding, you can get the baby out of here. that's all right. don't worry. i think she really believed me that i love having a baby crying while i'm speaking. >> i saw that donald trump kicked a crying baby out of a -- out of an event earlier today so as i'm thinking about pre-k
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sometimes you wonder who the baby is. right? you wonder who the baby is. >> vice presidential nominee tim kaine not letting up also tweeted quote first trump attacked a hotel roanoke then a gold star v.a. family, today he kicked a baby out of a v.a. rally. va is not for haters. obviously playing off thatva tourism slogan virginia is for lovers. the hit poed cast serial took the world of pop culture by storm when it delved into the details of a 1999 murder of a teenage girl from maryland. the former boyfriend of the victim was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. serial debuted and in june he was granted a retrial over new cell phone evidence. now it's unclear whether that new trial will ever come to fruition for the 35-year-old. the state of maryland is now appealing the judge's decision. ayed was convicted in 2000 and has served 16 years of his life
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sentence. all right tonight's show with jimmy fallon has a new gig beginning in january. the king of late night will host this year's golden globes that will air on nbc. and this is nothing new for fallon. he previously hosted the emmy awards back in 2010 to great acclaim. the president of the hollywood foreign press expressed his excitement at the news, adding his charm, wit and incredible spontaneity will play exceedingly well both to everyone at the golden globes as well as the millions watching at home from around the world. the golden globes will air on january 8th live on nbc. and finally this morning, chris, throughout your entire life, everyone from your dentist to your mother has told you that flossing was a key to healthy mouth and receiving that picture perfect smile you always dreamed of. turns out it might all be overrated. in 1979, the surgeon general told americans you have to floss daily. but it recently removed the recommendation from its guidelines, admitting to the associated press that the
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appropriate research into the effectiveness of the habit had not taken place. because of the recent skepticism the american dental association released a statement yesterday standing by their decades-old recommendation, adding interdental cleaners such as floss are an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums. it is proven to help remove debris between the teeth that contribute to plaque buildup. so to floss or not to floss that is really the question or you can just be like me and just wait till the day that you're going to the dentist to floss just to try and mask your laziness. >> louis i'm so sorry you told me that. okay. i'm going to get just for the record i'm going to continue to floss. still to come on way too -- he doesn't floss until the day he goes to the dentist. still to come on "way too early" the opening ceremony for the 2016 olympic games is this friday. but there is still concerns about contaminated water in rio. don't brush your teeth with that. we'll show you how athletes from
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welcome back. we're just two days away from the opening ceremony of the olympic games in rio. the excitement reaching fever pitch as stars from team usa arrive on the scene, ready for their shot at gold. here's nbc's stephanie gosk. >> reporter: rio's polluted bay
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was supposed to be cleaned up by now. but the contamination did not keep the u.s. sailors off the water. the team leader is confident this part of the bay is safe. >> we've been training here since 2013. and part of that training and preparation is doing our own water testing. >> reporter: the teams are moving into the village. >> we're ready. you know, we're so fired up. >> reporter: athletes of all shapes, and sizes. that's u.s. snast simone biles alongside volleyballer david lee. when the games begin there will be 18,000 people here in 31 buildings, atetes, staff and coaches. some of those delegations have already been here for over a week, and they got off to kind of a rocky start. multiple teams criticized the apartments. but the u.s. athletes we've bumped into aren't fazed. >> i've had good luck. >> reporter: one of the big questions is the fate of the russian team. more than 100 russian athletes have been banned in the wake of the massive doping scandal. a three-person olympic panel
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>> to mark the 50th anniversary of our relationship, this is a hybrid of breeds native to singapore and hawaii, where the president was born, most of us believe. >> a trump joke there from the prime minister of singapore at a state dinner last night. that will do it for me on "way too early." "morning joe" starts right now. >> i want you to know something, i come to work every day wanting to start the show with something other than

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