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trading jabs. president trump is taking aim at senator bob corker, and in response, corker is warning that the president's recklessness could lead to world war iii. plus, tropical depression nate moves inland after causing major flooding, possible tornadoes and power outages to the gulf coast over the weekend. and new details in the las vegas shooting investigation. we're hearing for the first time from oic scene just 12 minutes after the first shots were fired. ♪ good morning, everyone. it's monday, october 9th. what a busy weekend that was. i'm ayman mohyeldin. the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee unloaded on president trump in a nowhere holds bard interview sunday night. senator bob corker of tennessee telling "the new york times" that the president's reckless threats could set the nation "on the path to world war iii." a member of the senator's staff confirming to nbc news his comments. corker said he was alarmed about
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a president who acts "like he's doing the apprentice or something." and i know for a fact that every single day at the white house, it's a situation of trying to contain him." corker referenced tweets that trump made on twitter about secretary of state rex tillerson's diplomatic efforts with north korea, in which the president undercut tillerson, telling him to "save your energy, rex." corker said a lot of people think that there is some kind of good cop-bad cop act under way, but that's just not true. "i know he was hurt in several instanc instances. he's hurt us in regards to negotiations that were under way by tweeting things out. look, except for a few people, the vast majority of our caucus understands what we're dealing with here," he said, outsiding that ", of course, they understand the volatility that we're dealing with and the tremendous amount of work that it takes by people around him to keep him in the middle of the road." now, according to the "times," corker would not directly answer when asked whether he thought trump was fit for the presidency, but he did say trump
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was not fully aware of the power of his office. "i don't think he appreciates that when the president of the united states speaks and says the things that he does, the impact that it has around the world, especially in the region that he's addressing," he said, "and so, yeah, it's concerning me." >> now to the twitter war between them. the fighting between the president and corker kicked off on sunday morning after "meet the press" with budget director mick mulvaney. take a listen. >> senator bob corker made a comment in the middle of this weekend, in the middle of this controversy, where he said tillerson, secretary of state mattis and kelly "help separate our country from chaos." do you agree with that? what do you make of that? >> i enjoy working with senator corker. i think it's going to be fun to work with him, especially since he's announced he's not running for re-election, because i think it sort of unleashes him to do and say whatever he wants to say, but i don't think we're that close to chaos anyway. >> so, a few minutes after this, president trump began tweeting
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about corker, who recently announced he would not seek a third term in 2018, "senator bob corker begged me to endorse him for re-election in tennessee. i said no and he dropped out, said he could not win without my endorsement. he also wanted to be secretary of state. i said, no, thanks. he is also largely responsible for the horrendous iran deal. hence, i would fully expect corker to be a negative voice and stand in the way of our great agenda. didn't have the guts to run!" shortly after corker issued this blistering response -- "it's a shame the white house has become an adult daycare center. someone obviously missed their shift this morning." trump later tweeted "bob corker gave us the iran deal, and that's about it." corker's chief of staff said the president's statements about the conversations were false and emphasized that corker voted against the iran deal and led opposition to it in congress. corker told "the new york times," "i don't know why the president tweets out things that are not true. you know he does it, everyone knows he does it and he does." some commented on the wisdom of
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alienating corker at a time when the president needs to pass tax reform with a slim majority in the senate. as the "ap" reported, corker, a fiscal hawk, is holding the gop's feet to the fire on tax legislation, declaring that he's going to oppose any measure that increases the national debt by a single cent. so, let's talk about this. joining us on set -- i'm taking a nice little pause there because you are on set with us, and we appreciate that, politico's daniel littman, co-author of "the political playbook." welcome, daniel. >> thank for having me. >> talking about trump and bob corker, trump said, look, he wanted me to endorse him, he begged it, and i said no. so, talk to us about that. could this backfire on trump? >> i think a lot of republican colleagues in the senate, they see one republican in the white house attacking their fellow republican who they really respect. corker is widely viewed on capitol hill as a bipartisan figure who can get things done. he's also a real estate investor turned politician, and so trump has this connection with him. he considered him for secretary
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of state. and yet, their relationship is pretty much over now, and that jeopardizes things like tax reform and renegotiating the iran deal, because corker is key on both of those things. and so, that's really antagonistic to corker for trump just basically to treat him worse than he does chuck and nancy. >> and the senator has nothing to lose because he's not up for re-election at the end of his term. let's switch gears and talk about the white house in particular with immigration. they put out some new hardline requests, including, or their demands on immigration, including funding for the border wall, very controversial issue, as well as deportation of minors or cracking down on undocumented minors. are these hardline approaches that the white house is taking, is that going to lead to a possible deal that they've been alluding to with democrats? >> this feels like a big negotiating tactic. >> yeah. >> even in the press reports, it talked about how it's mostly stephen miller driving this. this is not the president. the president did not write this. you don't see any mention of the
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beautiful kids in this document. and so, this seems like they are laying down the marker, but they actually indicated, mark short, the white house director of legislative affairs, he indicated and other officials said that they could accept things that were mentioned. so, there might be no wall for them to get a deal. and so, i wouldn't say that daca negotiations are dead in the water. i think these kids will still be -- >> this is like the beginning post they're reaching for. reach for everything and work your way back, so to speak, right? >> yeah, you have to keep the breitbart crowd happy at the start and then you can cut a deal later. >> let's talk health care. trump tweeting out on friday that he reached out to schumer and wants to reach a deal on health care. do you think that a democratic-backed health care bill has a chance? >> i think president trump has to acknowledge that repeal and replace is done. we're not going to get it done, and so -- >> they don't want the word repeal in any sort of deal. >> yeah. and i was talking to senator al franken on saturday, and he said that if trump lays down this
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marker of, you know, constantly going back to repeal and replace, then that means no deal is afoot. and he said that the lamar alexander and patty murray negotiations about shoring up obamacare, those hold a lot of promise, and a lot of republicans want those to succeed, even if trump is, you know, always hemming and hawing about this. >> well, it's interesting, because in that same interview with chuck todd, mick mulvaney said, well, i think if we could reach a repeal and replace deal, talking about chuck schumer -- >> they've been trying for ten months. >> exactly, but he made sure to say repeal and replace and i thought i know the democrats don't necessarily want to repeal, that's for sure. >> daniel mendoza in the flesh, hope you'll stick around. >> sounds good. harvey, maria, and now nate is the fourth major hurricane to hit the united states in just over six weeks. nate now a tropical depression, making landfall twice, first near the mouth of the mississippi river in southeastern louisiana, then hours later near biloxi, mississippi. now, while the storm surge was bad, officials in the gulf region say the damage could have
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been much worse. almost 100,000 people across six states have lost power. the storm also spawned tornadoes in south carolina. we're going to take a closer look at the forecast coming up later in the show. all right, let's turn now to las vegas. federal investigators searched the home of the las vegas shooter again yesterday, exactly one week after that deadly rampage, as investigators continue to look for a motive. we're hearing a harrowing account from the officers who raided stephen paddock's hotel room that night, an ad hoc s.w.a.t. team made up of just one s.w.a.t. officer, a detective, and two officers from the canine unit who reached the scene just 12 minutes after the first shots were fired. >> what did you see? >> i could see the suspect's door was just riddled with bullet holes coming out. it looked like swiss cheese. >> he had the advantage. >> because he knew we were coming and where we were going to have to come through. we didn't know where he was going to be in that room. >> it's like a deadly game of hide and seek, because when you're the one hiding, you always know where the person looking for you is before they
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see you. i remember thinking, man, i wish i had my dog with me, because it's nice to have him lead the team. >> all right, joining us now live from las vegas, nbc's ron allen. ron, i understand the lights along the las vegas strip dimmed in honor of the victims last night, marking one week. >> reporter: the victims and the first responders, yes, for 11 minutes. that was the amount of time that the gunman, stephen paddock, was shooting down on the crowd. the interview with the officers, the ad hoc s.w.a.t. team, was really revealing and really amazing. it gave us a real insight into what was going on in that room. there was also a hotel security guard who was the first person actually to discover stephen paddock. that guard was on the 32nd floor. and as the officers were explaining and as we knew, paddock had the hallway wired with cameras so he saw when the authorities were approaching, when the security guard was approaching, and he opened fire on him through the hotel door, 200 rounds that sprayed the
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hallway, and the security guard escaped with only an injury to his leg, and he was able to alert the s.w.a.t. team as to where paddock was. they came within 12 minutes, remarkably. many of these officers were down in the crowd, enjoying the concert with their families and friends or on duty there, having no idea about this massacre was about to happen. here's a bit more of what they said about what they found when they entered the room. >> you know, i did notice a note on the nightstand near his shooting platform. i could see on it he had written the distance, the elevation he was on, the drop of what his bullet was going to be for the crowd. so, he had had that written down and figured out so he would know where to shoot to hit his targets from there. >> what were the numbers? i'm just trying to -- he had done calculations or he -- >> yeah. he had written -- he must have done the calculations or gone online or something to figure it
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out of what his altitude was going to be on how high up he was, how far out the crowd was going to be, and what at that distance what the drop of his bullet was going to be. he hadn't written out the calculations. all he had written out was the final numbers that were on the sheet. >> it seems that he chose the tactically perfect and horrible spot for him to be able to rain down death on the people below. >> yeah, he did his homework. >> days of planning. days of planning. he had toolboxes and power tools to run wires for his surveillance system. for everything that he had, it took him days to finish. >> reporter: just an incredible situation. and the question that really comes to mind is how could this individual stay in this hotel room for several days undetected?
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where were the housekeeping staff? where was the security staff? nobody noticed. nobody got suspicious when he didn't come out of the room and had a do not disturb sign on the door for, we believe at least three days. and of course, hindsight's 20/20, but i'm sure a lot of hotels in las vegas and around the country, for that matter, are reviewing their security protocols, and certainly, no one will be able to stay in a hotel room for that long without someone knocking on the door and asking what's going on in there, are you okay, and certainly being suspicious, given what's happened here, as this community still tries to come to grips with this awful tragedy. back to you guys. >> yeah, certainly a lot of questions still remaining in that investigation. >> well, and it's interesting because steve wynn from wynn las vegas, he was on fox news this weekend and mentioned how maybe that was a security measure that was dropped, if he had a do not disturb sign on his door for that long. >> a flag. >> exactly, that's a flag. >> ron allen for us in las vegas, thank you. president trump continuing to saber rattle at north korea over the weekend. on saturday, he tweeted "presidents and their
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administrations have been talking to north korea for 25 years. agreements made and massive amounts of money paid has not worked. agreements violated before the ink was dry, making fools of u.s. negotiators. sorry, but only one thing will work." it was not immediately clear what the president was referring to there, but his message seemed to imply that military action is a possibility. >> now, prior to those tweets about north korea, the president raised eyebrows last week when he made a comment about the calm before the storm. here's what he said. >> you guys know what this represents? >> tell us, sir. >> i don't know, maybe it's the calm before the storm. >> what's the storm? >> could be the calm. the calm before the storm. >> you talking about iran or what? >> what storm, mr. president? >> we have the world's great military people that will tell you that, and we are going to have a great evening. thank you all for coming. thank you. >> what storm, mr. president? >> you'll find out. >> give us a hint on your iran
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decision. >> thank you, everybody. thank you. >> now, so far, the white house and the president have refused to offer any clarity about what those remarks meant. >> was he referring to military action when he said "calm before the storm"? >> as we've said many times before, i know the president has, as i have from this podium on quite a few occasions, we're never going to say in advance what the president's going to do. and as he said last night in addition to those comments, you'll have to wait and see. >> comment on your "calm before the storm" comment? >> nothing to clarify. >> what's the one thing that will work? >> well, you'll figure that out pretty soon. >> all right, so a lot of questions there unanswered still. >> yeah. still ahead, vice president mike pence walks out. why he left the 49ers/colts game before the action actually got under way. plus, with much of puerto rico still struggling, president trump defends tossing paper towels to victims of hurricane maria. those stories and a check on
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tweets yesterday morning. >> we filtered out the mayor a long time ago. we don't have time for the political noise. the bottom line is that we are making progress every day in conjunction with the governor. and in regards to the power failure, we're restringing a very fragile system every day. as we make progress, simple thunderstorms pass through, knock the progress out. >> meanwhile in a new interview, president trump is defending tossing paper towels to hurricane victims last week during his visit to puerto rico. >> we did a great job, and we weren't treated fairly by the media, because we really did a good job. i mean, one example, they had these beautiful, soft towels, very good towels. and i came in, and there was a crowd of a lot of people, and they were screaming and they were loving everything, and we were having -- i was having fun. they were having fun. they said, "throw them to me! throw them to me, mrmr. president! so i'm doing the -- and the next
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the former indiana governor was in his home state for a ceremony to honor former colts quarterback peyton manning but abruptly left the stadium after several 49ers players took a knee during the national anthem to protest bias against african-americans in the criminal justice system. now, pence quickly tweeted out, "i left today's colts game because @potus and i will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our flag, or our national anthem." a short time later, president trump tweeted out, "i asked vice president pence to leave stadium if any players kneeled, disrespecting our country. i am proud of him and second lady karen." now, pence flew in from las vegas to appear at the game for just a few minutes and then immediately left for california for a trip that includes three fund-raisers and an event on tax reform. reporters traveling with pence were, in fact, told to stay in their vehicles outside the game and to expect a quick exit. the vice president's team did not say how much the trip costs, but the "washington post" cites
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♪ welcome back, everybody. it is the bottom of the hour. let's start with the morning's top stories. federal investigators searched the home of the las vegas shooter again yesterday, exactly one week after the deadly
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rampage there. as investigators continue to look for a motive, we're hearing from the officers who raided stephen paddock's hotel room that night, an ad hoc s.w.a.t. team made up of just one s.w.a.t. officer, a detective, and two officers from the canine unit who reached the scene just 12 minutes after those first shots were fired. >> the fire just starts hitting us, and you just hear, ding, ding, ding, ding, boom. >> hey, they're shooting right at us, guys. everybody stay down, stay down! >> i just remember it was like white spark, like powder almost, like hitting the concrete, hitting the van. [ shots ] just watching these rounds hit all right next to us. i'm like, how is he so accurate? >> bullets just raining down on you. >> it's just raining down the whole time. and i just remember, i'm like, i was looking at my gun. i was like, i've got a pistol in my hand, this guy's shooting at me with an automatic rifle. >> you got grazed. you have shrapnel in your neck. >> yeah, i have shrapnel in my neck. i grabbed it for a second and it
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was already a pool of blood dripping off my hand. i was like, oh, my goodness, and i wanted to do more, but my partner was concerned because i was getting light-headed at one moment. but i was like, i'm going to stay and help as many people as i can. >> you're doing this while your neck is bleeding. >> yes, sir. >> you enter the room. what do you see? >> an armory. >> an armory. >> so many guns, so many magazines, stacks and stacks of magazines everywhere, just in suitcases, all neatly stacked, against pillars that were in the room, all stacked up, rifles placed all throughout, all kinds of monitors and electrical equipment he had in there. it just looked like almost a gun store. >> shell casings all over the floor. i could smell the gun powder that had went off in the room. we were tripping over guns, tripping over long guns inside. there were so many. >> that many? >> yes. >> still so much raw emotion
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there. it's really only been a week. nbc's ron allen standing by for us in las vegas. ron, you're standing in front of a major memorial there in las vegas. i've got to think it's very difficult for people that are visiting that memorial there to understand why it is that investigators really haven't found a definitive motive yet for steve paddock. >> reporter: yes, that's very true. a lot of people are having a lot of difficulty coming to grips with that, but i think a lot of people also feel that we may never know, and there is never going to be any rational explanation for all this, anything that makes sense, anything that justifies what happened. people have been coming here to this memorial for the past week or so, since this happened. and today, perhaps because it was the weekend or perhaps because it was a sunday, the crowds were just unbelievably huge. there were thousands and thousands of people who were going past these crosses, all 58 of them, one for each of the souls who were lost. and they were coming here to
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reflect, to pass messages along, to just sort of hug somebody nearby, to console somebody nearby, to hear a story, because everybody in this town seems to have a story of where they were that night, friends who were at the concert, people who thought they might go and didn't go, and of course, those who were lost. here's some of the reflections and thoughts that people have been sharing with us throughout the day. >> you really don't have to know anybody here to feel the profound sadness. just very, very sad. >> so, i'm just in shock. i just think that we need to stop with this hatred and we need to start coming together as one. i just think this is -- it just makes me feel like what is this world coming to, you know. you wake in the morning and go on the news and something like this happens. >> evil, unfortunately, is a part of our life, but we want to make sure that we show love and just to reach out to everybody who is hurting. >> reporter: a lot of people
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here, as she said, just to reach out and try to touch someone and try to support them in some way. the other part of the investigation that's happening is that we understand that stephen paddock's brother, eric, has been brought here to town by the authorities to participate in the investigation to answer more questions, to help fbi profilers who are trying to get into the head of his brother to understand exactly why he did this. we are learning a lot about how he did, but not, again, the why, what motivated him. back to you guys. >> i can't remember who said this, but i read over the weekend somebody saying that what's so incredibly sad is that so many of us were not necessarily shocked by what happened in las vegas and it really shows the state of things right now. ron allen for us in las vegas. thank you. president trump's legal team is reportedly working with special counsel robert mueller amid his ongoing investigation into russia's role in last year's election. according to "the new york times," the president's lawyers are cooperating with mueller in the hopes that he will declare in the coming months that trump is not under investigation, either for colluding with russian operatives or for trying
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to obstruct justice. now, the "times" says that the legal team is working quickly to respond to requests from mueller for e-mails, documents, memos. in fact, they even added that white house officials will be made available for interviews. the goal, the paper says, is to force mueller to wrap up the investigation, which has consumed the first year of the president's term. meanwhile, the former independent counsel in the whitewater and monica lewinski scandals during bill clinton's presidency, ken starr, is predicting that mueller's probe will likely lead to indictments. take a listen. >> given what we do know, especially given what happened this summer with respect to the fbi's intrusion into paul manafort's condominium, in light of the revelations that we've seen about general flynn, i have a sense that there will, in fact, be indictments. >> and the man behind president trump's digital campaign is speaking out, discussing the role social media played in the
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president's victory. in an interview with "60 minutes," brad parscale said facebook was a key component to mr. trump's win. >> i understood early that facebook was how donald trump was going to win. twitter was how he talked to the people. facebook was going to be how he won. >> and facebook is how he won. >> i think so. i mean, i think donald trump won, but i think facebook was the method. it was the highway in which his car drove on. we had their staff embedded inside our offices. >> what? >> yeah. facebook employees would show up for work every day in our offices. >> whoa, wait a minute. facebook employees showed up at the trump headquarters? >> google employees and twitter employees. >> they were embedded in your campaign? >> i mean, like, they were there multiple days a week, two, three, four days a week. >> what were they doing inside? >> helping teach us use their platform. >> helping get you elected? >> i asked them by e-mail, i want to know every single secret button, click, technology you have. i want to know everything you would tell hillary's campaign, plus some and i want your people
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here to teach me how to use it. i think it's a joke when they involve myself, because i know my own activities, and i know the activities of this campaign. i was there. this is a farce. >> it's a farce that you colluded with the russians? >> yeah, it's just a joke. >> so, facebook has responded to parscale's comment regarding members of its staff being embedded in the trump campaign. in a blog post on its site, the company wrote in part "we offered identical support to both the trump and clinton campaigns and had teams assigned to both. everyone had access to the same tools, which are the same tools that every campaign is offered." all right, so, let's break all of this down, bringing in politico's daniel littman, co-author of "the political playbook," a great friend to have on site here in new york. let's talk about this piece of reporting that our white house correspondent, nbc's kristen welker, has been talking about, and that is that steve bannon, former white house strategist, now essentially declaring he's going to take on the republican establishment. he's going to start supporting candidates, perhaps even from
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the more extreme wing of the party, to challenge the establishment candidates in the months and years ahead. what do you make of that? can the republican party afford that kind of internal infighting or civil war? >> bannon has never liked the republican establishment. he's long sought a widespread war like he's about to launch. and so, you're seeing candidates like erik prince founder of blackwater, the military contracting firm. they're putting him up in terms of trying to challenge john barroso in wyoming. but this is really bad news for the republican party, because the map for 2018 doesn't look good for them, because you saw nick ayers, chief of staff to vice president pence, saying they could be shellacked. so, this is supposed to be a good year, but because trump is weak, the more primary challenges you have against republicans is just bad news for them holding on. >> yeah, no legislative wins so far for the white house. >> let's talk about senator bob corker's interview with "the new
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york times." he wouldn't directly say that the president was unfit to serve, but obviously, as we've been talking about throughout the show, he did directly attack the president, and he says a lot of his colleagues feel the exact same way. do you think more people are going to start to come out, or is this sort of corker's swan song here, where he sees that he has -- there's, you know, he's got nothing in the game in the end. he's retiring, so he's out. >> i think a lot of republicans sort of staying in the senate, they don't want to draw the wrath of president trump. just imagine bob corker's twitter feed right now -- >> especially if they're up for re-election. >> yeah, and just imagine all the comments he's getting from trump supporters saying you've betrayed president trump, you've betrayed the republican party, and a lot of republicans are fearful of that, and they still don't want -- they don't want to make trump weaker than he is. the poll numbers aren't very good for trump these days, and so, they still want to get things done with the president. and so, for that reason only, they are holding their tongue a little bit. >> all right, daniel littman, good to see you in new york, my
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friend. have a safe trip back to d.c. >> thanks, daniel. the chief of iran's revolutionary guard issued a warning for the united states, saying if washington imposes new sanctions against iran, the muz should move its military bases out of the range of iran's missiles. this comes amid growing speculation that president trump could decertify the iran nuclear deal. for more on this, let's bring in nbc news foreign correspondent lucy kafanov live in london for us. lucy, obviously, we're approaching, i guess the week, the deadline when president trump has to either certify or decertify the iran nuclear deal. a lot is at stake here. what can you tell us? >> oh, good morning, ayman. that's right, a lot at stake here. october 15th is that deadline. president donald trump this week could decertify that nuclear accord, and could also impose additional sanctions on the islamic republic. now, if that happens, it would be the very first time since the 1979 revolution that iran's military has faced sanctions. up to this point we've seen
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individuals affiliated with the guards as the target of the sanctions, but not the organization itself, not the guards themselves. this is an escalation of tensions, of words ahead of the october 15th deadline for the trump administration to review the iran deal. iran's president, hassan rowhani, speaking on saturday says the deals, issues and benefits are not reversible. he said "no one can turn that back, not mr. trump or anyone else," adding that even if ten other trumps are created in the world, these are not reversible. it's important to keep in mind that european countries back this nuclear deal. it was signed by not just the u.s., but six major powers, endorsed by the u.n. security council. if mr. trump decertifies that agreement by october 15th, that does throw the ball into congress' court. it does give the u.s. congress about 60 days to decide on the fate of that deal, guys. >> all right. nbc's lucy kafanov live in london for us. >> and i'm kind of wondering where congress would stand on this if that happens, if they want to stay in trump's court. >> it doesn't help that president trump and senator
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corker have this ongoing feud because he is chairman of the foreign relations committee and certainly could be very influential in getting congress one way or another. >> very much a wait-and-see game. >> absolutely. new developments in the explosive sexual harassment scandal that is rocking hollywood. the action the board of harvey weinstein's movie company is now taking in the wake of allegations against him. plus, the latest on tropical depression nate and where the storm is heading next after soaking the gulf states. ♪ i didn't know where i was from ethnically.
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harassment. >> following the "times" report, weinstein announced on friday he would take a leave of absence while an outside lawyer investigated these allegations. he issued an apology while his lawyer threatened to sue the paper, claiming its report was false and defamatory. about a third of the weinstein company's all-male board resigned that same day. brooks barnes reports that from thursday to saturday, he called more than 40 entertainment industry players and almost all refused to speak for the record about this matter. barnes said that some said it was because their companies or publicists needed to approve anything they would say, while others gave reasons that painted a picture of a community hobbled by fear, self-interest, and hypocrisy. >> and amid the continued fallout of this bombshell report, democratic lawmakers are ridding themselves of contributions from the mogul and liberal political donor. senate minority leader chuck schumer and several colleagues announced on friday that they will give money donated by weinstein to women's charities and groups that combat sexual violence. and the democratic national
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committee said it would give money to groups that help democratic women win elections and also condemned all forms of sexual harassment and assault. >> but the head of the republican national committee is slamming former democratic presidential nominee hillary clinton for not publicly condemning weinstein. in a series of tweets over the weekend, ronna romney-mcdaniel wrote "whose side is hillary clinton on, harvey weinstein's or his victims?" she continued "where is hillary clinton's condemnation of weinstein? even "the new york times" is criticizing her with a link to a "new york times" opinion piece. it should be noted, former president obama also has yet to weigh in on the matter. shifting gears, let's get a check on your weather now with meteorologist bonnie schneider. >> we are definitely looking at more rain, and this is from nate. this time, it's not the gulf coast. all the rain is working its way up through the mid-atlantic and into pennsylvania as well. look at this, upstate new york getting hit hard. we could see 3 inches of rain in areas of northern new york as nate continues to be a problem for a lot of travelers today. i'm sure we'll see delays.
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periods of heavy rain with this system, but eventually, it's breaking up, so that's some good news, but there's a new storm system that's bringing cold air and even snow to areas in the northern and central plains. morning lows in the 20s into kansas, nebraska, and up through north and south dakota. cold enough for snow for cheyenne, denver, and north of colorado springs we have heavy snow in the forecast, a winter storm warning in october. power outages, difficult travel all possibilities because of the gusty winds we're expecting with this storm. in terms of accumulation, at least 4 inches for denver, so this is unusual to see in october. because when you look at temperatures from sunday to monday, look at that, a 32-degree difference. yesterday was 67. today your high is 35. that's a big change. so, 3 to 6 inches of snow, and of course, this could cause power outages and damage to trees. this is where it's cold in the western part of the country, and it's very warm, feeling like summer in texas and the southern plains. how hot is it? highs will be in the 90s in houston and in dallas, 95 there.
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87 in new orleans. temperatures above normal for atlanta. and washington, wow, 84 today! now, granted, it's stormy today because of nate, but it's 77 in new york city, so we're really looking at a big warm-up across much of the east. and what's interesting is this warm weather, this summerlike weather that we're getting in october will last at least through the middle and maybe towards the end of the week. so, if you like the summer, stick around in this part of the country. >> i love summer. i could do less with the humidity that we've been experiencing here in the northeast. >> yeah, i'm ready for fall. still ahead, amazon looks to get into the business of online drugs. plus, tesla offers app update on its rumored electric truck. we'll have those stories and others driving your business day. into a prince. but it can't transform your business. for that you need dell technologies. we are transforming jet engines into turbo powered safety inspectors. dairy cows into living, breathing, data centers. and though it seems like magic, it's not. it's people and technology working together.
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our cnbc's carolyn roth joining us live from london. good morning. >> good morning. markets will be do expect volumes to be a lot lower than normal. looking at future this is morning, we're expecting a fairly flat start to the trading day. plenty of international news to focus on this morning. let's kick things off with turkey and the dollar surging against the turkish lira after the u.s. and turkey have mutually canceled visa services this move comes after authorities in turkey arrested a
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u.s. mission employee for alleged links to a cleric who was blamed to be behind last year's failed coup. the u.s. says those allegations are baseless. and catalonia may be declaring independence as soon as tomorrow. amazon, interesting story friday and over the weekend. according to many reports the company is in the form of the final stages of deciding as to whether it wants to move in the multi-billion dollar prescription drugs market. very lucrative business, worth some $560 billion each year. obviously also fraught with complexities. amazon well aware of that news. it has been looking into this for months and years now but amazon, at this point, has no comment on the story. we know that the semi truck is
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coming but the unveiling will happen november 16th and ilon musk, ceo of tesla saying the first tesla truck prototype is completed but in a tweet he said the delay is due to fixing and battery production to puerto rico. back to you guys. >> did you see the design of that semi truck? could you imagine amazon getting into that business of drugs online? >> so many headlines in the business world. because of the comments that elon musk recently made trying to get -- he could fix puerto rico's power grid with some of the technology that tesla is developing is remarkable. >> absolutely. carolyn roth live for us in on done. up next on "morning joe," more on the back and forth battle over the weekend between president trump and senator bob corker. what the war of words with the outgoing republican could mean for his push for an agenda
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welcome back, everybody. before we toss it over to "morning joe," let's check the stories you'll be hearing about in the day ahead. >> nbc news' peter alexander is at the white house. >> reporter: here from the white house, president trump not backing down from his latest twitter feud this time targeting the powerful chairman of the senate foreign relations committee, senator bob corker. corker shooting back at the president, saying the white house is an adult daycare center. the president needs corker on a variety of issue, not the least of which is tax reform. one of the president's priorities right now. also today, the president is focused on health care. what's the next step? after a a call with top democrat chuck shooug schumer. focused on a temporary deal. and standing by mike pence to leave a football game sunday at
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president's request after the 49ers took a knee before the game. some critics calling it a political stunt. that's the latest from here, yasmin. back to you. >> thank you for that report. mr. pence will take part in a luncheon with house majority leader kevin mccarthy and take part in another event to push president trump's proposal on tax reform. and spacex is set to carry out the latest launch of one of its rockets in a couple of hours, scheduled to launch 10 communication satellites into earth's low orbit. spacex over the next three days. that does it for us on this monday morning. i'm yasmin vossoughian along with ayman mohyeldin. "morning joe" starts right now. >> especially now that he's not running for re-election, it unleashes him to do and say whatever he wants to say. >> white house budget chief mick mulvaney all but predicted the
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unplugged version of bob corker. that's exactly what the president got. we'll show you the retiring senator's stinging rebuke of the white house, which he compared to an adult daycare center careening toward world war iii. >> what bob corker was hinting before he decided not to run. of course, it's fascinating the president calling him up last week, begging him to run and saying it supported him and then, of course, pulling out. >> republicans are saying, and he's not holding back. this comes as the president hints, teases and toys with the prospect of nuclear anyeilation, alluding to the calm before the storm with north korea. former commander for nato for his reaction to that. >> do you remember a year ago when we had said it was august and we had general hayden on? >> yes. this is during the campaign. >> during the campaign. he framed it. >> how donald trump asked three


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