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by 50 points americans disagree with how donald trump has treated the khan family. 50 points. that's how you lose elections. and horrify the whole country. all at the same time. i like to play golf. you know, i'm a good golfer, believe it or not. people are shocked. people are shocked. but let me -- so i should play obama for the presidency. i'll do it. then i would be assured of winning. okay. >> if you take donald trump at his word, his campaign is gliding into november, but behind the scenes, there are reports of a campaign in crisis. now there's some talk of his republican allies planning an intervention. plus, a first of its kind terror arrest, a washington,
d.c. transit officer accused of trying to help isis. we'll have more on the alleged plan. and obama administration is explaining why $400 million in foreign currency was flown to teheran at the same time that iran released four american prisoners. was the timing a coincidence or was it a ransom. it's 5:00 a.m. out east and 2:00 a.m. out west. this is, you know it, "way too early". ♪ good morning, everyone. it's thursday, august 4th. i'm alex witt. donald trump is celebrating big new fund raising numbers. 82 million between him and the party in july, not far behind hillary clinton. and yesterday he was greeted by massive crowds in florida arenas. 8,000 people in daytona beach,
another 10,000 last night in jacksonville. but a fox news poll shows hillary clinton with a ten-point lead, 49 to 39%. the latest in a string of descending national numbers for the republican nominee. compare those polls with trump's feud with khan's family and you begin to understand the panic setting in for some of his party's leadership. but yesterday trump dismissed any talk of disunity within his campaign organization and spoke optimistic about his chances while reminding republicans what makes him so unique. >> i just want to tell you the campaign is doing really well. it's never been so well united. we started on june 16th. i would say right now it's the best in terms of being united that it's been since we began. you know, the route to the white house for the republicans is much more difficult.
you know that. you look at the maps. you look at the maps. and yet for me not being your typical republican, i guess, we have a lot of states in play right now that will -- i think bier going to do great in michigan. most republicans would even ever stop for dinner in these states. sort of the way i feel like isis, they have a lot of money. they'll immediately start advertising. trump is a horrible human being. they'll show the golf shot. at least my swing looked good. see. if i were them, i would pick a bad-looking swing where i'm falling over. i have them, too. i would have picked a bad-looking swing. i appreciate it. thank you, hillary. i'm not filling up stadiums because of problems. i'm filling them up because people don't have jobs and they're not making as much money. >> despite trump's positive outlook on the race, there was talk of allies compelling the
nominee to make a dramatic reset of his campaign. sources tell nbc news that trump will hear from rnc chairman reince priebus and rudy giuliani and newt gingrich. >> i don't know if it's a fixable problem, but i think it's a very big moment for trump. he has got to find a way to slow down, really learn some new lessons. this is a little bit like the apprentice except he is the apprentice, he is not the boss. >> those at the top of the campaign deny any campaign intervention is in the works and that the candidate is in control. >> the campaign is focussed. the campaign is moving forward in a positive way. the only need for intervention we have is for media types that keep saying things that aren't true. >> i talked to donald trump just about everyday. look, you're always going to hear these inside baseball discussions. i never heard anything about a
meeting of that kind. this campaign is totally focussed, totally focussed on strengthening america. >> now, the controversy over trump's dispute with a fallen u.s. army captain's family continued yesterday as dakota meyer elaborated of his criticism of trump, it needed to be said what he doesn't understand is it's a sacred family to the whole nation, that's why they're called a gold star family. meyer, who supported republican rick perry and is the son-in-law of sarah palin added -- nobody wants to vote for hillary clinton, but what i want is a commander in chief who definitely understands the people he'll be leading, people who sacrificed more than myself like the khan family. last night in jacksonville, trump met with and highlighted gold star families in attendance. >> just a little while ago i met with the gold star families. i met with six families that were -- just like incredible people. and a gentleman handed me a check and he said, you know mr.
trump, this is for your campaign. and i said, you don't have to do that. he goes, i do. he said it's more money and i haven't even opened it up. i don't think i'll tell you how much it is actually but he said, it's more money -- wow. he said it's more money than we can afford but i want you to have it for your campaign. and i think it's incredible. defections continue to make headlines as republicans continue to say they cannot trump donald trump. adam kinsinger is the first to break. >> this spat with a family of a fallen soldier, that swore to protect and defend the united states wouldn't initially say we honor the family for their service. immediately took it as what it was to him, an affront to him, between that, between of course
blaming george w. bush for 9/11 and all the other sins we've seen in the past, donald trump for me is beginning to cross a lot of redlines for the unforgivable in politics. in america we have the right to write somebody in or skip the vote and vote for mark kirk in illinois, for instance, that's what it's looking like for me today. i don't see how i get to donald trump anymore. >> kinzinger is weighing writing in a candidate. others said they would vote for hillary clinton. treasury secretary hank paulson, richard -- on the democratic side, hillary clinton began planning her transition to the white house. clinton tapped john padesta to lead the effort. in her latest attack against donald trump, clinton is targeting the republican nominee for outsourcing production on some his signature products. on the campaign trail yesterday,
and in a new political ad, she calls out trump for making many of his products overseas. >> when donald trump is asked about where he makes things, he makes them anywhere else but america. you know, his ties, his suits, his shirts, his furniture, his bar ware made all over the world, bangladesh, turkey, slovenia, mexico. and when asked about that, he said, well, we don't make that stuff in america. well, i'm here to tell you, donald, you're wrong. >> where were these made? >> i don't know where they were made but they were made someplace. it's ties, shirts, cuff links, everything sold at macy's and they're doing great. >> where are the shirts answer read. >> bangladesh. >> ties, where are the ties answer read these are beautiful ties. >> they are great ties. >> the ties are made in china. >> ties are made in china.
>> the obama administration is shooting down report that some officials warned against that secret $400 million shipment to iran as lawmakers demand answers. the justice department is refuting "the wall street journal's" latest piece. the paper reported that senior officials objected to sending the money at the same time iran was releasing four americans in january. but their concerns were overruled by the state department. fully supported the ultimate outcome of the administration's resolution of several issues with iran, the payment was returning iranian cash, part of the settlement of a decade's long dispute over a failed arms deal. the state department also rejected the journal's claim y saying this was fully an interagency decision and any neegs the state department has the right the right to overrule
is wrong. house ryan said that if the accusations prove to be true, quote, it would mark another chapter in the on going saga of misleading the american people to sell this dangerous nuclear deal. senators tom cotton and marco rubio echoed ryan's suspicions. >> at the same time, this cold, hard cash was flown in to iran in an unmarked aircraft and these hostages were released was the final implementation of the nuclear deal with iran. obviously i and many others had been sharply critical of the president for not negotiating the release of all these hostages before he even sat down at the table to talk about the nuclear deal. so i suspect that he wanted to have these hostages gone, even though the price of it was $400 million and small unmarked bills flying into iran on an unmarked aircraft like it was a drug cartel transaction, not legitimate negotiation between two governments. >> that sort of ransom payment
as part of the iran deal is an outrage and scandal. that's actually something that has happened, not something someone is saying they'll do when they become president, that's something that actually happened. one woman is dead, another five people injured after a man went on a stabbing spree in london. reports of a man slashing people emerged just after 10:00 p.m. local time last night. police arrested a 19-year-old man but a motive remains unclear. >> early indications suggest that mental health is a significant factor in this case and terrorism as a motivation remains but one line of questioning to explore. we'll have a live report at the end of the hour for you from london. another american is charged with trying to help isis. this latest arrest is capturing more attention because the suspect is a transit officer in our nation's capital. the accused is the first u.s.
law enforcement officer to face such charges. >> police and federal agents search the suburban washington home of nicholas young a 13-year veteran accused of helping a man he thought went overseas to join isis but who was working under cover for the fbi. investigators say the fbi has been watching young and his house in fairfax, virginia for nearly six years, ever since a friend was arrested for trying to join a terror group in somalia and another friend was arrested for plotting to set off a bomb. >> we knew something was weird about him, we just never expected it to be something like that. >> reporter: court documents say young was interviewed by the fbi five times over the years telling them he had a german eagle tattooed on his neck and twice went to libya to join rebels fighting the gadhafi regime. he posed as an isis convert and
bought $245 worth of gift cards the man requested to buy apps that scramble text messages. >> you have to certainly try to disrupt those threats that appear to be developing in dangerous ways. >> no comment from young who appeared briefly in court or his lawyer. >> the fbi says he told friends he was constantly on guard, fearing he was under surveillance. apparently unaware that he really was. >> and our thanks to pete williams for that report. still ahead here on "way too early" -- troubling new results from one of the most comprehensive studies on veteran suicide to date. and it's the scene of the worst mass shooting in u.s. history. now the question of what to do with orlando's pulse nightclub. those stories plus bill's tracking hurricane earl as it makes landfall in belize, that and more when "way too early" comes right back.
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it's been almost two months since a gunman killed 49 people, murdered in that orlando nightclub. now the fate of the pulse nightclub remains uncertain. the mayor wants the city to buy the property and turn it into a memorial. he and the owner of the club have already held preliminary talks but nothing has been decided. the makeshift memorial outside the club continues to grow since that june 12th attack. one visitor says he likes the idea of a permanent memorial. >> when you look at what happened at new york city at ground zero, there's memorials down there for a similar tragedy. it's a very good idea so people can remember the type of anger and hate that happened here. >> as for the club's owner said she wants it it stay as a tribute to the people who died there. a troubling new report from the u.s. government says that veteran suicides rose by nearly a third since the turn of the century. there was a 32% increase in veteran suicides from 2001 to 2014. now, that was 20 suicides a day in 2014.
that's a 21% greater risk than civilians. there was also a sharp increase in risk among those who did not use v.a. services. there are more than 21 1/2 million veterans in the united states and according to the study, only about eight million use the department services. now to the fight against zika, first here in the states in the wake of the first home grown cases discovered in florida, governor rick scott announced that free zika screening tests will be offered to women in the state. all cases are in the miami area. meanwhile, the pentagon says 33 u.s. members overseas have contracted the virus including a pregnant woman. the pentagon has not revealed where they're stationed or the identity. there's a call for more funding for zika control. the head of health and human services says most of the half billion dollars earmarked for zika will be gone by the end of september, though there's been criticism the money isn't being spent fast enough.
zika-fighting measures may need to be cut back if congress with holds additional funding. let's get a check on the weather now with bill karins. what's it look like? how about that hurricane? >> it hit belize a lot harder than people were expecting. it made landfall 2:00 a.m. local time. it hit the capital. i saw many pictures where the water was in around the neighborhoods and also the power is out in many spots there. it will be a day of cleanup. it's not like devastation tomorrow, but probably a while before the power comes back for some of those people. during the day today it will probably down lower to a depression by the time we get to the this evening. doesn't like it will regenerate clo close to mexico. central mexico won't have to deal with a power storm. bring it home to the lower 48. the big story is still the heat
in the south. we have heat advisories from shreveport to little rock. it could feel like up to 115 in the shade today. that's hot. still only flash flood watches throughout much of the four corner region here. we had numerous thunderstorms between vegas and bull head city we have flash flood warnings. doesn't take much in these areas with that kind of terrain that's hilly there, too. so a lot of the washes i'm sure they're having some problems. we'll get you any pictures of that if we get it in when the sunrises this morning. the other story is we had about six tornados last night in north dakota. thankfully they were misses. they didn't destroy anything. then we'll watch isolated strong storms today, wisconsin, iowa, four million people at risk there. there's still great weather out there. this is the nicest stretch of summer we had from washington, d.c. north wards through new england. enjoy today. low temperatures, low humidity. >> i tell you, it has been really nice. thank you very much, bill karins, since you are directly responsible.
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fresh as compared to rio de janeiro right now. i have not been there, but from everything i read, the air is unsafe to breathe and the water has just a hint of raw sewage. there's so much bacteria in the water there, it's hard to tell if they're hosting the olympics or season of bachelor in paradise. >> okay. welcome back to "way too early." it's time now for sports. take it away, louis. >> good morning, alex. women's soccer got the olympic competition under way. the u.s. women's national team looking for a fourth-straight gold medal began their title defense with a 2-0 win over new zealand in yesterday's debut. carry lloyd put the americans on the board with a header in the ninth minute and alex morgan added to the u.s. lead with another goal less than a minute into the second half. the team will try to become the first to win the olympics after succeeded at the world cup. next up they face france on saturday. and swimming sensation
michael phelps will be the team usa's flag bearer in tomorrow's opening ceremony. phelps has 22 medals is set to compete in his fifth olympic games, but he has never walked in opening ceremony. he spoke about what it means to be carrying the american flag. >> to even be nominated to carry the flag is an honor to me and then to have my teammates select me to carry the flag and to opening ceremonies, it's an absolute tremendous honor. >> nice interview there. turning now to the nba news, oklahoma city star russell westbrook is reportedly set to sign a new three-year contract with the thunder worth more than $85 million. the 27-year-old current contract expires after next season. i think he is doing just fine. let's go to major league baseball in anaheim. the athletics and the angels tied at the six in the bottom of the ninth inning with albert
pujols at the plate. >> that is hammered out to left! drive home safely! >> albert pujols slugged a two-run homer to walk the angels off with an 8-6 win. that's the most of any active player in the majors. good for him. and in chicago, the cubs trailing the marlins, 4-2, in the bottom of the ninth. the cubs use a sacrifice fly to cut the miami lead to one. then bases loaded walk brings home the tying run. with the bases still loaded the marlins throw the game away. >> 1 for 4 with an rbi single. cubs win! >> marlins' closer a.j. ramos melting down and that wild pitch allows the winning run to cross home plate as the cubs take the 5-4 win completing a three-game sweep of miami. that's a tough one to watch there. >> oh, yeah, that's a tough one to take home, too. yikes. thank you very much, louis.
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when told that was grammatically incorrect, excuse me, they don't write goodly. >> despite a string of bad headlines for team trump, there's better news for the republican nominee in the money race. other than that trump's campaign seems to be in crisis with reports that his republican allies plan to stage an intervention. the only question is, will he listen? and what about that $400 million in cash from the u.s. to iran, just as the country released four detained americans? this morning the obama administration pushes back against accusations it paid a ransom. it's 5:30 here on the east coast, 2:30 a.m. out west. this is "way too early." good morning, everyone. it's thursday, august 4th. i'm alex witt.
donald trump has nearly drawn even in the race to raise funds against hillary clinton. trump announced yesterday they raised $82 million in july with the bulk coming in the form of small donations. 64 million of that total was raised through digital and direct mail solicitations with another 16 million coming in via fund raising efforts. in addition, the candidate himself donated $2 million to his campaign. >> the beautiful thing about the 82 million is that a lot of that money came from small donors, which republicans really don't get. they really don't get them. bernie got them, but a lot of it came from the small donors. i think it was averaging $61 a piece. and we took in $82 million. you believe this? >> i was shocked. i think it would raise 20, $21 million. i'll put up a lot and we'll just go along. $82 million! lot of money.
>> trump aid said the campaign the party committees began this month with $74 million in cash reserve. hillary clinton announced earlier this week she raised nearly $90 million at the dnc in july and has 102 million on hand. yesterday trump was greeted by massive crowds in florida arenas. 8,000 people in daytona beach and 10,000 in jacksonville. a fox news poll shows hillary clinton with a ten-point lead, 49 to 39% the latest in a string of descending national numbers for the republican nominee. compare those polls with trump's feud with the gold star families and refusal to back icons like john mccain and paul ryan, you begin to understand the panic setting in for leaders. yesterday trump spoke optimistically about his chances while reminding republicans what makes him so unique. >> i just want to tell you the campaign is doing really well.
it's never been so well united. we started on june 16th. i would say right now it's the best in terms of being united that it's been since we began. you know, the route to the white house for the republicans is much more difficult. you know that. you look at the maps. you look at the maps. and yet for me, not being your typical republican, i guess, we have a lot of states in play right now that -- i think we'll do great in michigan. most republicans would never even stop for dinner in some of these states. you know what -- sort of like i feel the same way about isis, i don't really want to tell you what the states are because they've got a lot of money. what they'll do is immediately start advertising, trump is a horrible human being. they'll show the golf shot. at least they gave me -- look, my swing looked good. see, no, it's true. if i were them, i would pick a bad-looking swing when i'm falling over. i have them, too. i would have picked a bad-looking swing.
at least my swing looked good. i appreciate it. thank you, hillary. i'm not filling up stadiums because of problems. i'm filling them up because people don't have job. and they're not making as much money. >> governor mike pence broke with his running mate yesterday by endorsing paul ryan's re-election bid a day after donald trump declared he was not yet ready to do so. pence said in an interview yesterday that he spoke to trump about the endorsement. >> i talked to donald trump this morning about my support for paul ryan, our long-time friendship. he strongly encouraged me to endorse paul ryan's in next tuesday's primary. i'm pleased to do it. meanwhile on the trail, paul kneelen continued his attacks against the speaker yesterday. >> speaker ryan has taken every opportunity to undermine our party's candidate. and i think that is despicable. paul ryan is not to be trust and i think it's terrible that paul ryan does not value the party.
he is in it for paul ryan. >> ryan did receive plenty of support from other wisconsin republicans including senator ron johnson locked in his own tough re-election battle. paul ryan, i fully support him. scott walker also threw his support behind ryan tweeting we stand for paul ryan. the obama administration is shooting down a report that some officials warned against that secret $400 million shipment to iran as lawmakers demand answers. the justice department is refuting "the wall street journal's" latest piece. the paper reported that senior officials objected to sending the money at the same time iran was releasing four americans in january but that their concerns were overruled by the state department. they tell pete williams it fully supported the outcome of the administration resolution of several issues with iran. it was returning iranian cash, part of the settlement of a
decade's long dispute other a failed arms deal. the state department rejected the journal's claim saying this was fully an interagency decision and that any notion the state department had the power to overrule is false. the move renewed lawmaker's opposition to the white house's nuclear deal with iran. house speaker paul ryan issued a statement on the paper yesterday if the accusations prove to be true, quote, it would mark another chapter in the on going saga of misleading the american people to sell this dangerous nuclear deal. tom cotton and marco rubio echoed ryan's suspicions. >> at the same time, this cold, hard cash was flown in to iran in an unmarked aircraft and these hostages were released was the final implementation of the nuclear deal with iran. i and many others were sharply critical of the president for not negotiating the release of all these hostages before he even sat down at the table to talk about the nuclear deal. so i suspect that he wanted to have these hostages gone, even though the price of it was $400
million and small unmarked bills flying into iran on an unmarked aircraft like it was a drug cartel transaction, not legitimate negotiation between two governments. >> that sort of ransom payment as part of the iran deal is an outrage and scandal and i hope it receives the same amount of coverage. that's actually that has happened. not something someone is saying they might do when they become president. that's something that happened. >> last night hillary clinton shot down claims of a cash for prisoner swap. >> so far as i know it had nothing to do with any kind of hostage swap or any other tit for tat. it was something that was intended to, as i am told, pay back iran for contracts that were cancelled when the shaw fell. i think we know that the agreement has put a lid on iran's nuclear weapons program. i consider that to be a very
positive step. we also know that our businesses want to now do business with iran and we're taking that very carefully. and we also know that there are outstanding legal challenges by the iranian government against the united states government and other u.s. interests. >> on the trail in florida, trump claimed to have seen video from the iranian government of that money being delivered. >> you just wonder who is making decisions like this where you take $400 million, they put it in small containers and probably pretty large containers actually, and they bring it over to iran. and you say, who is making these decisions? whose decision is that? that's all emanating from one of the worst deals ever made in this country, the deal we made with iran and that probably was hostage money to get hostages
out for $400 million because it was exact timing. our leaders are incompetent. over there where that plane landed, top secret, they don't have a lot of paparazzi, the paparazzi doesn't do so well over there, right? and they have a perfect tape done by obviously a government camera and the tape is of the people taking the money off the plane. right? that means that in order to embarrass us further, iran sent us the tapes. right? it's a military tape. >> a trump spokesperson later clarified to "the washington post" that he had seen the footage earlier on the day in tv which he believed was the money transfer. now that video was actually of three of the four american hostages released from iran arriving in geneva switzerland in january. still ahead, a record-breaking move by president obama as he shortens
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its active naturals® oat formula... ...goes on feather light. absorbs in seconds... ...keeps skin healthy looking and soft. aveeno® naturally beautiful results. welcome back to "way too early." in a historic move president obama is cutting short the sentences of 214 federal inmates. they were issued yesterday and according to the white house it was the largest batch on a single day in more than a century. almost all the prisoners released were serving time for non-violent drug related crimes. this morning emirates airlines continues to investigate a jet liners crash lasting in dubai. new images show the terror inside that plane with hundreds of people scrambling to escape before it exploded.
>> reporter: a boeing triple 7 sliding and on fire, smoke billowing from the fuselage. >> people in that plane. >> reporter: this new video purports to show the panic inside. passengers trying to grab their luggage. >> leave your bags behind! >> the crew desperately trying to evacuate before this. >> right after i got out the plane blew up. >> george said there was no warning of an emergency landing. >> after the plane stopped, then the smoke started coming inside. and they're saying just jump. just jump. >> remarkably all 300 passengers and crew got out alive. there was one fatality, a firefighter battling the planes. the fire gutted the plane from cockpit to tail. knowledge of the accident told nbc news one possible
explanation. an aborted landing because of powerful gusts or wind sheer. >> that would be quite often is beyond the control of the pilots to avoid contacting the ground. >> reporter: investigators now look to the pilots and the black boxes for answers. let's get a check of your weather headlines with bill karins. >> scary stuff. >> getting your luggage down, come on. >> i guess they had no clue how bad it was. i don't know. >> i guess. >> grabbing your bag. let's talk about the rain chances in the east. great areas in the northeast that will change over the weekend. in the southeast, we'll give you afternoon showers and storms as is very typical. here is how we're looking the storm along the coach will keep the beach unsettled. into tomorrow, they'll be scattered, hit and miss just about everywhere. as far as the east goes, we're going to watch a few severe thunderstorms today. they'll be in the northern planes today, wisconsin into areas of iowa. by the time we get to friday, we
take the great lakes, showers from areas of ohio back up into western new york. by the time we get to saturday, that cold front will be kicking through areas of new england and it will have showers and thunderstorms on it, so even washington, d.c. saturday and jersey shore and southern new england. you have weekend plans afternoon saturday, just keep that in mind. chance of thunderstorms could briefly send you inside. so today's forecast getting very, very hot. i should say staying hot in texas, oklahoma 93 in st. louis today but some of the best weather of the summer still overhead here in the mid-atlantic. i mentioned the storms in the southeast. as far as the west goes, we have cooled it off a little bit slightly. temperatures will be in the 90s, alex. the upcoming weekend doesn't look too bad, just dodging a few thunderstorms. >> thanks for the heads-up on that, bill karins. let's get more headline. we'll go to louis bergdorf. >> 80 degrees and sunny in new york, how can you not love that, a alex? >> that's good.
former neighbors of the pop star justin bieber it might be too late to say sorry after the singer egged their house and paid $80,000 in damages to their home, former residents are suing him for emotional distress. the court is saying they have to prove it. jeffrey shorts accuses the singer of spitting on him and verbally abusing his family. bieber has gone to anger management classes. let's go to college admission offices may have a problem on their hand. 21 reading passages and over 150 math questions are among the portions of the exam leaked to reuters. where else has the test information circulated? and the wire service says there's no indication it's fallen into the hands of bad actors. there is no word on whether the college board will cancel or postpone upcoming exams, but i'm
sure there are plenty of high schoolers out there that would not object to that. clint eastwood is jumping back into the political conversation four years after his infamous conversation with the chair at the last republican national convention. he didn't endorse donald trump during an interview with esquire magazine but did say he prefers the republican nominee over hillary clinton. while slamming this generation for being too politically correct he used a politically incorrect term we can't say on television. he also praised trump for, quote, saying what's on his mind but acknowledged that the republican, quote, said a lot of dumb things. eastwood also talked about the unforgettable moment where he had a conversation with invisible president obama with an empty chair. he said it was silly but he wanted to make the point that president obama should have worked better with congress instead of, quote, sitting in the white house. we've got one more for you, alex, this morning. it's hard to keep all the talking points straight this election season and jimmy kimmel
had some fun with clinton supporters. take a look. >> we asked some die hard members of team hillary if they agreed with some things hillary said, but the quotes, the things we asked about were not from hillary, they were actually quotes from donald trump, but will these democrats agree with hillary/donald trump? well, let's find out. >> what do you think when hillary clinton said i see improved relations with russia from a position of strength only is possible. >> i agree with hillary. >> hillary clinton said immigration is a privilege and we should not let anyone into this country who doesn't support our communities, all of our communities? >> well, i have to agree that. >> what do you think of this hillary clinton quote, i am opposed to gay marriage. >> well, i've heard that a lot from a lot of politicians. it's all about the timing, though, isn't it. no, hey, she's for us now. yeah. i'll take that as a win. >> what do you think of this quote from hillary clinton, bette midler is extremely unattracted woman, i refuse to
say that because i always insist on being politically incorrect. >> i am sure that she never said that. >> you're right. >> i can't make any guarantees. i'm sorry about that. >> you saw lance bass formerly of insynch there and gloria allred but she was not fooled at all with that. >> you're not going to fool gloer ra allred. see you in a second. still ahead for all of you, we'll get a live report from london. a man attacks five people in the heart of the city with a knife. the city is waking up to wanting to know why did he do it? back after this. ♪ gilman: go get it, marcus. go get it. ...coach gilman used his cash rewards credit card from bank of america to earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. at places like the batting cages. ♪ [ crowd cheers ] 2% back at grocery stores and now at wholesale clubs. and 3% back on gas. which helped him give his players something extra. the cash rewards credit card from bank of america. more cash back for the things you buy most.
one woman is dead, another five people injured after a man went on a stabbing spree in london. reports of a man slashing at people emerged just after 10:00 p.m. local time last night in russells square. police arrested a 19-year-old man but a motive remains unclear. >> early indications suggest that mental health is a significant factor in this case and that is one major line of inquiry. terrorism as a motivation remains but one line of inquire rye for us to explore. >> for more we go live to matt bradley in london. matt a couple different lines of inquiry going on with this investigation, right? >> reporter: that's right. it's hard to know what the police are looking into. we do know they're not ruling out terrorism. in fact, there is a terrorism of the police that is participating
in the investigation. the police are emphasizing the mental health aspect of this case. as you can see behind me, there is something of an elevated police presence, that's pretty jarring because this is the heart of central london. this is russells square. this whole area is surrounded by hotels that are filled with tourists enjoying this great summer weather. this is a jarring development. you have to remember, all thof is playing out against a backdrop of an increasingly jitter ry europe, france, germa, brussels. britain now is feeling the pressure and just hours before this attack last night, the police here announced they would be arming an additional 600 police officers. now, that's a very interesting development here because britain's police are famously unarmed, case in point, last night the perpetrator was subdued not with live ammunition but with a taser gun and that 19-year-old perpetrator he has now been released from the hospital but he is still in police custody, alex. >> okay.
so we know the deceased is a woman in her 60s. how about an update on the others who have been injured? are they in the hospital or out? >> five have been injured, three have been released. their injuries were clearly not that severe. all this happened 12 hours ago. three of the five have been released. the remaining two are still in the hospital and we haven't gotten word yet on their condition. >> okay. i know you'll get that for us matt bradley in london. thanks so much. back with more "way too early" in just a minute. using 60,000 points from my chase ink card i bought all the fruit... veggies... and herbs needed to create a pop-up pick-your-own juice bar in the middle of the city, so now everyone knows... we have some of the freshest juice in town. see what the power of points can do for your business. learn more at chase.com/ink try duo fusion!ing antacids? see what the power of points can do for your business. new, two in one heartburn relief.
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he was known as a moderate republican on capitol hill in an era of bitter partisanship that continues to this day. in fact, when ohio congressman steve laturette said he was fed up with all the partisan fighting. he used the term chuckle heads to describe some partisan members of congress during the fiscal cliff fight of a few years ago. he left capitol hill in 2013 and shortly after faced a fight for his life against pancreatic cancer. he died yesterday at the age of 62 leaving behind a wife and six
children. matt borges said he was a good guy and one of the good guys was gone way too soon. "morning show starts right now. >> i like to play golf. i'm a good golfer, believe people are shocked. people are shocked. let me -- [ applause ] >> i should play obama for the presidency. [ applause ] i'll do it. [ applause ] then i'd be assured of winning, okay? >> assured. good morning, everybody. how are you doing? it's thursday, august 4th. how do i sound? >> much better today. >> okay. hopefully it lasts. i've got lemon water here. joe has the morning off. with us on set we have veteran columnist and msnbc contributor mike barnacle. you might be talking a lot this morning, mike. managing editor of bloomberg politics and co-host of "withual due respect" that airs at 6:00 p.m. on msnbc. mark halpern, how are you?