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really is. plus the sunniest swing state for the first time today people can go to the polls and vaet in florida. the two men running for governor showed their differences. and advocates for lgbtq americans are fighting back against an idea the trump administration is reportedly floating to roll back protections for transgender people. was this leaked memo all about the midterms? we start with presidents past and present on the campaign trail in tight races. tonight you have president trump making nice with ted cruz at a rally in houston. president obama speaks in nevada in a few hours from now. he won the state twice with tight races for house, governor and senate. and biden in florida. let's start with president trump's big day and frankly big week. hans nickels from nbc at the white house for us. lots of travel coming up for donald trump. >> reporter: the president has been clear he finds energy from
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this. he's started off in texas and going to houston to start off this beginning of this road show. then he heads up north traveling all around the country. what we're seeing from the president really is an opportunity for him to drive his narrative. when he's talking about texas being important, they are forced to go down there and spend what something that's important, presidential capital. land that plane in texas. that's a day it can't be somewhere else. now, when you look at the message the president is trying to drive. he's trying to make this bigger than texas. every time you see a caravan or people illegally coming or attempting to come into our country illegally, think of and blame the democrats for not giving us the votes to change our pathetic immigration laws. remember the midterms. unfair to those who come here legally. the president is clearly making this texas trip bigger than texas. he wants to turn it into a broader border discussion. he and his advisers think they look for him to drive this all
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the way home to the midterm election. crowd size do matter. the president team saying they've sold more than 100,000 tickets. the capacity just 18,000. you may have disappointed voters. >> then the campaign hosting a tailgate to try to accommodate some of the folks. hans, thank you. david mcintosh, and donna edwards of maryland also joining us. we also have john meacham. john, we don't often see two presidents from what parties on the campaign trail in the same place within two days of each other, but that's happening in nevada. how much do you see the midterms as a contrast here between the two presidents and their differing kplphilosophies? how much is a referendum on this? >> it's a huge referendum. you have competing narratives of
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what america is and can be. and president obama remains popular. president trump among his supporters is amazingly popular. one of the things you find when you talk to republicans around the country is if you want to know why republican senators and republican governors and republican members of the house aren't commenting on tweet by tweet by tweet, it's because they have a remarkable internal numbers showing not just 80% of republicans supporting the president but strongly supporting the president. numbers that they haven't seen before. so what i think we're going to see here is two competing stories. president trump has turned this into the latest episode in his reality show is that this caravan is coming for us. president obama is going to say don't fear hope. those will be the go two things they hope will drive the two bases coming in 13 days. >> i think 15.
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that's two weeks, the bottom line. real soon. we're going to talk more about the polling in a second. congressman mcintosh, the president is in texas with ted cruz. i'm old enough to remember 2016 when i was on the campaign trail with cruz. there was some, with apologies to taylor swift, bad blood. >> nobody in congress likes him. nobody likes him anywhere once they get to know him. >> donald, you're a sniveling coward. leave heidi alone. >> i'll say this, this morning donald trump went on national television and attacked my father. >> his father was with lee harvey harvey as wald prior to oswald being shut. >> the man is amoral. morality does not exist for him. we are looking, potentially, at
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the bif tannin presidency. >> congressman, throughout the course of the this morning, i've heard from some former sources that i work with who say ted cruz is up a good amount over o'roarke. the last three big polls have him up between 7 and 9 points. that's a decent lead. what is the point of the trump endorsement here, of this trump rally. it doesn't seem like cruz needs it. >> cruz is doing well. our poll shows him up 9 points. the key is being above 50. most of these competitive races the incumbent is below 50 and still in trouble. what this really means with trump going to texas is you're seeing republicans finally unite. all different aspects of the republican party. ted cruz, the conservative. more libertarian, donald trump the conservative on national security and immigration. and you're seeing also behind
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that the bush conservatives coming to rally for ted cruz, and the reason is that what's happening with the republican party is they see it's becoming a binary question. will the democrats control the senate and the house or will the republicans? and they may not have been for cruz in the primary early on but they're uniting behind him. >> it doesn't seem like it's quite that 50/50. let me bring in congressman edwards. there is still, i think in talking with folks who are looking at this and strategists and folks like that, democrats still have probably a better shot of winning the house. that said, there is a fear starting to emerge as political points out that if there was a blue wave, it might not be as big as everybody thought it would be. they hope from winning majority. are you concerned maybe the president and republicans have been able to work up enough enthusiasm in the gop to try to pull it out? >> i'm not. the reason is because in many of these districts that are swing districts, they were going to be
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tight anyway. and i think that what's happening here is republicans obviously are consolidating and the key for democrats is to continue to keep their heads down, focus on their districts and turn out their voters. that's what this next 15 days is going to be about. that's why you see president obama out. you see joe biden out, because we know that that's what it's going to take to energize our base, and to turn voters out. >> john mentioned the polling out. let me look with you at the new nbc news wall treat journal poll. mark is with us. a couple highlights you're noting and kind of working through. right? >> yeah. first the highlight is the unprecedented enthusiasm. 65% of all voters have high interest in the upcoming midterm elections. we have never seen that for any other midterm cycle for our poll dating all the way back to the 2016 midterm cycle. you end up seeing 72% of democrats having high interest. 68% of republicans high interest.
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but also what's very notable is you end up having latinos, women and younger voters with much higher enthusiasm and interest in the election than in our previous surveys this year. and what's really interesting about that higher interest from latinos, women and moillennials is it translates to a lead on the congressional preference, having a 50% to 51% lead. among likely voters it's 8. what stands out is that normally in midterm election environments, you end up having republicans with the edge among likely voters. their voters, the ones who traditionally go to the polls. a lot of the parts of the democratic voters don't. our poll shows democrats having the edge in the likely voter model. the other headline has to do with president trump's job rating. we have him at 45 % approved among likely voters in the poll.
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52% disapprove. but among registered voters you have the president at 47% approval. that's the highest rating in our entire poll since trump's presidency. and i go back to the 45% number. to me that's a very important demarcation line. we're look agent the exit polls and looking at congressional districts and states, places where trump is above 45%, i think he's going to be a help or a neutral for republicans but when he's below 45%, that's trouble for republican incumbents and republicans on the ballot. >> john meacham, you've covered a midterm or two in your life. what stands out from those numbers? is it the approval rating benchmark? >> thank you. i think that one thing about polls as ronald reagan used to say, whenever he was ahead, he always wanted to call president dewy and ask how it worked out. i think we saw it in 2016. reagan humor on a monday is a good day. >> you're bringing it in the hot
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fresh lines. >> it's kind of for the millennials. and also after 2016, i think we should look at all these numbers with healthy skepticism. i think the democrats were overconfident. i think the republicans may be reassuring themselves a little too much here. we are living in in some ways the political equivalent of climate change. right? it's 90 degrees one day and 30 degrees the next. and so that's why your initial question is important. that's why obama is out there. that's why trump is out there. they know that this could be decided by x number of voters in a certain place that we're not talking about. >> that's interesting. congressman edwards, there's obviously as john and mark and everybody laid out, there is a clear advantage for democrats, at least on the generic ballot. an election year intensity gap
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is one of the biggest worries for the democrats. turn out wasn't where democrats wanted to be it to be in 2016. >> i'll tell you where turnout has been a good predictor is during the primary season where you did see the turnout numbers very high, and i think that intensity level is going to continue into november 6th. but the key for democrats, again, this is not about persuading anybody. this is about getting your voters out to the polls. >> not just for democrats but for republicans too. congressman mcintosh. the president has been trying to do that. he's been pushing immigration, talking about this caravan. he hasn't been talking much about his tax cuts from earlier in the year last year. here's what he's saying act the next round. listen to this. >> we are going to be putting in and are studying deeply right now around the clock, a major tax cut for middle income people. not for business at all. for middle income people.
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>> what was your time frame for that? >> i would say sometime around the first of november, maybe a little before then. >> okay. so setting aside, congressman, that that's not going to happen because congress is not even in session and the treasury secretary said there's not even a plan that has details for the tax cuts, why is the president not talking more about the last round of tax cuts? >> well, a couple things. one the house does have a plan and they could pick it up fairly quickly. >> they have to be in session to do that. they have to be around to have that conversation. >> they're coming back. they have to finish up to budget. . >> but not november 1st. that's my only point. the president is talking act november 1st. >> he's saying we're going to get tax cuts. your question, why haven't they talked more about the successful ones in the past? i think that's an issue the republicans could do more with. the battle ground here is the suburbs. that's where republican votes have fallen off. they're not that pleased with
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president trump. but the tax cuts are popular there. if republicans campaigned on that, they would have a chance of evening up the vote and being able to win the swing districts. we did a poll of about 40 of them, and it was the number one issue that helped the republicans regain the ground and actually win the districts. >> former members of congress. john meacham bringing the hot one liner. more to come with you, i'm sure. coming up the president calling attention to the caravan of migrants in mexico. warning in his words, criminals and unknown middle easterners are heading to the southern border. plus the trump republican running for governor in florida avoiding answering whether the president is actually a good role model. and won't be reraised. the time -- erased. we'll look at documents from the administration. ♪ at last,
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working their way through mexico. the migrants crossed into mexico over the weekend despite mexican officials' attempt to block their entrance. president trump this morning is issuing an warning on twitter. sadly he says it looks like mexico's police and military are not able to stop the caravan heading to the southern border of the united states. i have alerted border patrol and
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military this is a national emergency. must change laws. by the way, no evidence to support the president's claim that middle easterners in large numbers are mixed in. we are in southern mexico traveling with this caravan. what can you tell us? what are you seeing? >> reporter: right this minute this is a line where a local organization is feeding the migrants before they embark on the next leg of the journey. on the other side of this public park where i am, caravan organizers are heldiolding a pr conference informing people that they today they will head to an eight hour walk northwest. if, and that's a big if, the care vaavan reaches the united states, they will likely do it in tijuana. that makes sense. but again, they still have 2500
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miles from here to tijuana. as you said all morning we've been seeing the president tweet about possible criminals mixed in the caravan. i want to ask these gentlemen here who are between the ages of 18 and 30 their reactions to that. what are your thoughts on the president's tweets about criminals in the caravan? >> translator: -- [ speaking nonenglish ] ? >> this man says there is no criminals in the caravan. these are all folks seeking a better life for themselves. there are still 7,000 people in this caravan, and we saw them cross a bridge between guatemala and mexico last friday. have you ever experienced any criminal activity, anything like that within the caravan?
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he says there's a lot of desperation. people fleeing these countries and that's why they broke the border between guatemala and mexico. the president is pinning this on the democrats. is this political for you? do you see that here? [ speaking nonenglish ]
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>> he says which is interesting, this is not about politics. this is about people fleeing their countries. he actually says it's the fault in his view of the president of honduras who is not distributing the aid that he's getting from the united states accordingly. thank you j sir. that's the sentiment within the caravan right now. they're going to start marching very soon. we're going to bring you the live updates from the ground. >> we will be watching for you. thank you very much. when it comes to voting in the mid terms, it's not all about november. people in florida are waiting to cast their ballots. we'll look at how early voting is making it earlier for young people to turn out.
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seeing. >> reporter: we're actually here inside the joe biden event. he's here rallying for andrew gillum and bill nelson. what better way to take the pulse to the room than to talk to students at the university. we're joined by some students at u su f. i want to talk to you about why you're here and what the important issues are. >> i love gillum's stance. he cares about the things that are now, about the things for the future. such as climate change and things that we do firmly believe in as students who are about to embark on our journey as professionals and adults and people who may be going into politics themselves. i love that about him. >> last night there was a debate. one of the key questions was about president trump's role in the race. what are your thoughts about how trump impacts the election?
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>> trump has an impact on how florida views the governors and the elects. i feel like donald trump's tweets and things, they effect how people feel about the governors but actually, i really appreciated how gillum approached the situation and talked about trying to be as productive and efficient with donald trump's support but also keeping a distance from his policies and things that he doesn't necessarily agree on. i think that was a good way to say he's going to accept help if they offer help, but he's also not going to try to endorse things he doesn't believe in. i appreciate that. >> there's an idea that young voters might be apathetic. are you seeing that? >> not this time around. i think people are ready for something different, and i voted in the 2016 election, so i'm really ready for something new and different. i feel like there's a new energy in people. and younger people are realizing they have a voice and they have power to change what they don't like, and they're active on social media. this is their chance to really
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put it into effect and do something. >> and hallie, that's something we heard from folks as we were working line. they're not only engaged themselves but they're looking to get their friends and co-workers, friends at cool, everyone else out to the polls. for democrats, the idea of turning out the vote will be key to them in this election. >> allie inside the arena. allie, thank you. dan hosts news talk florida. it's great to see you. >> thank you for having me. >> new polling shows andrew gillum is up roughly 12 points. what are you listeners telling you about the debate from last night as we look ahead to the event between biden and gillum. >> the debate was nasty. they were trading blows the entire time they were up there both desantis and gillum. you warm up to things like that. but i guess with a condensed debate schedule only having one more to go, they decided to get
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into the grit of it. they decided to start attacking eechg other off the bat. desant desantis wants to paint gill um as weak on crime and gillum wants to back social security and medicare and medicaid. >> do callers on your show like that? >> they want to see the dustup and the passion. they want to see the anger and the rage. they are foaming at the mouth. both republicans and democrats are enraged this cycle. they're enraged for the midterms. yes, i think they both embodied both their parties well. >> ron desantis has been open about his embrace of donald trump. you have that sort of now very infamous campaign ad that showed his kids playfully building a wall. both candidates were asked if they thought president trump was a good role model. listen to desantis' answer here. >> do you think president trump is a good role model for the
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children of florida? >> well, my wife and i were poking fun at ourselves because of the way the campaign was going. i don't actually read "the art of the deal" to my son. he smiles at anything, but that's not his cup of tea. here's what i know. i was passionate about moving our american embassy -- >> i'm confused by the question. >> the question was whether or not he thinks president trump is a good role model for the children of florida. >> that's what i thought originally. i got confused. no, he's not. >> so not a lot of ways to characterize desantis' answer other than a dodge. what was your take away? >> clearly president trump's not a good role model for children, but i'll say this. if you remember during the 2016 hillary clinton painted him as a bad role model.
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that seemingly had no effect, especially here in the state of florida. i don't know how much traction there is when trying to paint donald trump as a role model for the children of the state of florida. i don't know if there are any votes there for that. >> you mentioned hillary clinton tomorrow andrew gillum is campaigning with her. she obviously lost florida in 2016. what do you think? does she help gillum here? how does she counter trump's support of desantis? >> she does her effect on being able to kind of assuage the democratic establishment. andrew gillum is this democrat individual, person who has a lot of views that people look at and say that's not moderate democrats. so he is needing to kind of cater to the establishment, old regime and old base. i think that's where hillary clinton comes into play where she can calm the fears and kind of put them into a position where gillum does, in fact, seem more mainstream.
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>> before i let you go, let's talk about gun control. the congressman was asked why he would have vetoed the gun legislation in the wake of what happened in parkland. >> i think the blanket restriction on age is going to get struck down by the courts. i'm a big supporter of the school security. >> the congressman was against the piece of legislation because his wholly owned by the nra. he's not going to stand up to the national rifle association. that's why they're running all these ads against me. >> how much do you see the issue of gun control playing into this race? >> if you're andrew gillum, you'd better hope gun control doesn't play an issue. andrew gillum, the nickname for florida is not the sunshine state but the gunshine state. people here love their guns here. i would say that i would stay away from guns. i would get as far away from it as possible if i'm andrew gillum and you can label nra as the
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boogie man, but you don't want to go down that path. it will cost you votes. >> dan, thank you very much for coming on. >> thank you. president trump now talking about the murder of a saudi journalist. he now says the saudi regime lied about the role in its death but the president says he's still backing the crowned bripre anyway, and jared kushner spoke out about the issue. and a plan that would roll back government protections for transgender people. and the pushback we're seeing in the last hour. that's next. expedia introduces add on advantage, a new way to save on travel. now when you book a flight you unlock discounts on select hotels that you can use up until your trip starts. so whether you want to go out, stay in, or be in the middle of it all... add the perfect hotel when you're ready,
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facts are credible and then after that the president and the secretary of state will make a determination as to what we deem to be credible and what actions we think we should take. >> well, jared kushner is not saying there whether the united states feels it needs to have its own investigation or what he -- he was reacting there to a question about how he feels about his main contact in the saudi government heading up the investigation that in many cases points directly at him. and he didn't answer that question directly. i would say as the president said to us a couple days ago, the saudi explanation is a start, but there's still a lot of holes in it, and today jared kushner didn't say how he wants the united states or how the united states wants to see the holes filled. >> yeah. an explanation that to republican allies is ludicrous
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at best. you also have bob corker talking about this. the president may be kind of on the fence about this. bob corker is not. he was actually incredibly forceful. here's what he said. >> let's finish this investigation. we have the best in the world at being able to do that. we obviously have intercepts from the past that point to involvement at a very high level. so let's let this play out. my guess is at the end of the day, the united states and the rest of the world will believe fully that he did it. >> yeah. corker said i think he did it. >> right. but what about the pushback from members of congress? do you see it swaying the president and his administration? >> it's a great question. i don't know the answer yet. we see the president reacting to it. and he could just ignore this whole thing if he chose to. so the fact that he is reacting to it -- >> well, could me? you mean ignore questions about
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it? >> i mean he -- >> it's tough to ignore this gigantic international crisis. >> the president has been surprised by how large is reaction is, and so he is reacting in part to that. but that reaction is not coming from his voters. it is coming from congress to a degree. it is coming from the press. it is coming from the washington circle that he does have to pay some attention to, and in part because his son-in-law is sort of in the mix here. >> wrapped up in this. right? >> but it is not yet identifiably a voting issue. >> and the president is going out of his way to talk about it. i think he called your colleague when josh was out to dinner on a saturday night like let's talk about this thing. >> the white house called josh and said the president will speak to you in five minutes, and josh was sitting at a table, and he went out into an alley with his laptop and wrote on top of a garbage can. >> regarding this major international issue? >> correct.
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>> the saudi government is not doing damage control. here's what the foreign minister had to say. >> the individuals who did this to this are outside the scope of their authority. there was a tremendous mistake made and what compounded the mistake was the attempt to cover up. that is unacceptable in any government. we have never engaged in such behavior and never will. this is an operation. this is a criminal act and those responsible for it will be punished. >> does anybody inside the white house believe that? >> i haven't heard anyone say they believe it. what the saudis are doing is their effort at damage control. we may find it extraordinarily thin, but a washington creature who has had every job the saudis have and others in washington over the years. he's known to anybody who covers foreign policy here, anybody who deals in foreign policy. the saudis are deliberately
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spinning his credibility on that cover story. >> ann, that's an interesting point. thank you for coming on. a different time than usual, but lovely to see you. in a few hours former president obama is back on the campaign trail in las vegas. check it out. i think we have shots of people waiting to come in. the line there, and it's not just the former president. we'll meet some former obama administration staffers who are now running for office themselves. just a second, we also have the mendez mediation. brian is going to take the lead just follow his- hello. uh, no i need it right now. yeah... success is a numbers game. and you're not going to win if you keep telling yourself to wait. the more often that you choose courage, the more likely you'll succeed. the most inspiring minds. the most compelling stories. download audible. and listen for a change. you might or joints.hing for your heart... download audible. but do you take something for your brain. with an ingredient originally discovered in jellyfish,
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as we hit the final two week stretch before the mid e term elections, the university of las vega vegas. nbc news road warrior steve patterson is at unlc. president obama's rally is going to start in a few hours. it's early there. perhaps the line not as big as later in the day. >> reporter: you got it. this line expected to grow around the block. we are talking about more than 60 former obama staffers running in local, state and federal elections. some of them inspired by his message and candor. some seizing on the key issues of the obama administration.
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others were dismayed by the election of donald trump. heard one speech from their outgoing boss and decided to do something about it. listen to this. in his farewell address, barack obama gave this challenge to his supporters. >> if you're disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get some signatures and run for office yourself. >> reporter: fast forward to 2018. >> i know. good to see you. >> reporter: they're doing just that. former obama white house staffers running in elections coast to coast. >> this is a district that's going to vote for haley stevens. >> reporter: haley stevens served as chief of staff on obama's auto task force during the 2009 bailout. >> i served in president obama's administration in a time of cris crisis. >> reporter: she's touting her experience in manufacturing pledging to bring jobs home to michigan. >> i've taken on the big
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challenges and i'm ready to hit the ground running on day one. >> reporter: and others focusing on iraq. >> now more than ever we know what's at stake. >> reporter: he's trying to -- is one of the most competitive races. kim calls the decision to run personal after his newborn son struggled with health issues, he watched as his opponent worked to repeal obama care. >> this led me to stand up and say this is someone not representing my family, me, this community, and i want to do better. >> i don't know how you felt when president trump became president, but i slept like a baby. i woke up every two hours, i cried. >> reporter: this 29-year-old worked in the labor department. the palestinian mexican american
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is running against dunki can hunter. >> i wanted to get on the front lines. president obama said get out there and get a clipboard and do something about it. >> reporter: across the country this november proud prodigies of the obama white house accepting the challenge from their old boss. the question remains can they win? >> reporter: so obama is here to, again, inspire people to come out to the polls. specifically talking about early voting which is starting in nevada. you hear the planes above. the line continues to grow. we pulled somebody out of the line here, anna belle. thank you for joining us. can you tell us what inspires you about obama's message? >> so obama's always talking about hope and what it means to really get involved. i believe that it's just inspirational, because as someone who is a first generation college student, after graduating from my graduate degree, it was just really incredible to see all the progression that was being made during his time in office. and seeing how many more people
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were willing to get involved. i see it now just standing in line. i got here at 7:00. there were already people in front of me. i was like i thought i was early. >> reporter: a tight senate race. one of the key can you talk about what may be changing this year, or do you think latino voters are going to come out? >> i think he is doing an incredible job of tying how latd te latinos and how people in that spectrum are really important to this race because of the comments that have been said by the president. there's just so much going on that really is empowering latinos to go out and vote, and latinos as well. because we're on a college campus right now and people
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really care about the changes that are being said. on college campuses, you see that there are people who are being talked about by the president and we see their emotions and we're more connected to those issues. >> >> reporter: annibell, thank you. the president will be here in a couple of hours, and this follows statements from his wife last month and vice president joe biden. . up next, redefining jend gender, and idea being weighed at the white house might be the most dramatic roll back yet in right it for transgender people. and we want to know your thoughts about the 2018 midterm elections, are you excited about the possibility of change? get online and share it at election
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memo. sarah kate ellis is the ceo and president of glad. sarah kate, thank you very much for being with us. i want to talk about the policy piece of it. but also the political piece of it as well. whether or not this is a memo that will ultimately go nowhere or not. how does this play politically for donald trump two weeks before the midterms? >> whether this comes into play, some damage has already been done, because the transgender community is already an incredibly marginalized community in america so this re-enforces the stigma that we're fighting every single day. i just want to take a moment that this puts for debate their humanity. and i think that that is already a losing hand. but as the lgbt community, we're fighting back.
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and yesterday we held a rally, with moments notice we were in central park and tomorrow we'll be at the white house. and i just want to say that since this administration came into power, it been 640 days. there have been 76 attacks against the lgbtq community. so i really appreciate you highlighting one of them today. >> let's talk about what the president as a candidate had to say about the lgbtq community. i want to play this part for you. it was right after the pulse nightclub shooting in orlando, here's what then candidate trump had to say. >> as your president, i will do everything in my power to protect our lgbtq citizens from
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the violence and oppression of the hateful foreign ideology. >> have you -- go ahead. >> you know, the first move he made was to bring on pence as his vp candidate. and ever since then it's been downhill and pence is one of the most anti-lgbtq people out there. as he filled his cabinet, trump and pence have filled their cabinet with lgbtq people with long track records. >> there's another one that's set to happen in the next couple of minute at the white house. we have already heard from the human rights campaign and others. here's what the message was. >> trump, pence and their political cronies may think this issue is critical to them.
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if you come for lgbtq people, we're coming for you on election day. >> this has gone viral since the "new york times" dropped this story. how do you see this rallying for democrats come election day? >> i also think what is really important is that we let the tr trans community that we are standing for you day after day after day, so i think it's really important to show up for pro lgbt candidates. >> sarah kate ellis with glad. thank you very much for being on the show. appreciate it. that wraps up this edition of mnsz news with hallhallie
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jackson. my colleague also filling in, chris jansing, good to see you, my friend. president trump rides high on his approval ratings, across the country, rallying republicans two weeks before the elections, big name democrats showing up in key states to energize the resistance. >> we got to tell them who we are, what do we stand for? >> now is the time to fight for the best of who we are. >> president trump, we are not going backwards, we are going forwards as one people. >> let's get these people out of there, there's something wrong. they're cuckoo. the democrats don't care that a flood of illegal immigration is going to totally bankrupt our country. >> desperate measures.


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