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i'm michael smerconish live from pennsylvania as all election eyes are again on pennsylvania. donald trump said last night that the only way he will lose this state is if the election is stolen from him. no, mr. trump. if you lose here, it will be due to my suburban neighbors and i'll explain. is trump melting down as "time" magazine claims? the candidate is caught in an endless loop of disturbing statements and back peddling and
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then blaming it on the e-mails. and then hillary clinton's shaky foundation. to my mind, the only candidate who had a good week is the libertarian gary johnson who is rising in the polls. and a new gop pact fund-raising letter says it's time to panic. it's a disaster. and some are still seeking to dump trump. but first, donald trump said last night the only way he will lose pennsylvania is if the election is stolen from him. >> the only way we can lose, in my opinion, i really mean this, pennsylvania, is if cheating goes on. the only way they can beat it in my opinion, and i mean this 100%, if in certain sections of the state they cheat. >> no, mr. trump. i'm a life-long pennsylvanian. the way you will lose the keystone state is by failing to
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carry where i was born, raised and still live. the philadelphia suburbs. and right now you're getting trounced. i predict that when asked to backup his accusations of cheating, he'll cite a widely misreported incident from the 2008 presidential election. you'll remember, it happened at a philadelphia public housing development known as the richard allen holmes. two members of the black panther party stations themselves in front of a polling place. i have no doubt they were up to no good, but was it there intention to suppress john mccain voters as widely reported? i seriously doubt it. it seemed like a stunt to get a reality tv show. these two men chose a place where 84 of the 1,534 voters were republicans. not exactly a locale where an african-american running for president would seem to need their help. now, the lead story of today's new york times has a "dateline"
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from doylestown, pennsylvania. that's my hometown. and the story says this, to carry the state, pollsters say mr. trump would need to beat mrs. clinton here in the pennsylvania suburbs where president obama defeated mitt romney in 2012 by about 9%. mr. obama carried the state by about five points. yet mrs. clinton holds a wide lead in the suburbs. 52% to 26% according to an nbc news/wall street journal/maris poll published on wednesday. look, bush 41 was the last republican to win pennsylvania in a presidential election. we really aren't the purple state we're made out to be by the pundit class. we have been consistently blue every four years since 1988. might i suggest, mr. trump, that as the campaign unfolds you employ, a montgomery county, pennsylvania, lithmus test.
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if you win in the suburban counties, you'll win the white house. in 2004 george w. bush lost montgomery county to john kerry 44% to 56% and lost the state. in 2008, 16% of the county's voters went for barack obama and he won pennsylvania. he held the state four years later when the took 39% of the county. you have to resist the temptation to appease the louder voices. what excites your base won't work here. even if it draws crowds. the week before their elections both romney and george w. bush played to big crowds in suburban bucks county. but both lost the state. yard signs don't vote. suburban philadelphia does. and we pick presidents. joining me now, mitch stewart, the battlegrounds state director for obama for america. and former congressman jack kingston. congressman, i'll give you the
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last word. they say all politics are local. and i just described in detail what is going on in my backyard. in your home state of georgia, which aught to be in donald trump's category, he's struggling. why? >> well, i don't really believe he is struggling. and i'll tell you why, michael. you have just rundown how well you know the keystone state. i know a lot about the peach state and from the governor to the lieutenant governor to all the statewide officials, two senators and so forth, the majority of our congressional delegation, the state house and the state senate overwhelmingly are republican. the statewide candidates never had serious opposition. but the same poll from the atlanta constitution said michelle nunn is going to bet david perdue for the u.s. senate. they said jason carter was going to beat governor nathan diehl and it did nod happen. i have said many times of someone active in the georgia
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active republican politics, i'm the finance chairman, i hope hillary clinton spends money in georgia because that will mean she has less to spend in pennsylvania and in ohio and in florida. so i welcome her campaign. >> even donald trump acknowledged on the stump this week that he's got problems in utah. he's got issues in arizona and in georgia. and i guess my point, congressman, is that if he can't chalk up in his red state category those areas that aught to be his, there's just not a part for him to get to 270. >> well, i don't think george washington could have survived the ten days of bad press donald trump has had. some is self-inflicted but majority is a media feeding frenzy piling on. as long as we talk about the economy, foreign policy and the corruption of the clinton foundation, we're going to win. i mean, the reality is you still have 94 million americans out of work. 43 million on food stamps. median household income which
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has fallen in 18 years from $57,000 to $53,000, this is serious stuff. and the people out there and in the keystone state as well, michael, particularly as you know in the heartland, they are suffering right now. if they want a third term of barack obama, they will vote for hillary clinton. if they want someone to expand jobs and lower their taxes, they need to vote for donald trump. and i believe with the 67% of the people of america who are saying we are on the wrong track, that donald trump's message is being listened to. and i think that what -- >> i just have to note, because i have studied the internals of the polls, and many people who believe are on the wrong track believe we're on the wrong track because of their perception of republican obstructionism of this president's agenda. mitch, let me say to you that democrats aught not to count all their chickens before they're hatched. let me roll a piece of sound from 1988. it was garrett utley talking
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about one michael dukakis watch this. >> a new nbc news/wall street journal poll conducted right after the convention shows dukakis leading george bush 50% to 32%. an 18-point margin. >> 18 points. look, we are not at labor day yet and are a bunch of political junkies, we love this stuff, but we have to keep in mind that it doesn't matter until we get beyond the milestone. >> the one thinning is if was a problem -- the other thing that is compelling, that is the national head-to-head. barack obama won the election in 2008 by about 6 percentage points. and georgia was a targeted state until about 60 days before the election. i was the virginia state obama
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director in 2008. and we had hundreds of staff in georgia doing massive amounts of registration. and the president came up two to three points short in georgia in 2008. so if you add four percentage points where secretary clinton is right now versus trimp, georgia is a toss-up. she's winning by eight to ten points nationally. so of course george is atop it. of course arizona is -- if we want to take a step back -- >> mitch? >> yeah. >> maybe there's something you're overlooking. let me say something on jack east behalf and donald trump's behalf. passion. in the end, it comes down to turnout. if i can put this on the social screen related to seeshl moo ya and engagement, when one looks, facebook, twitter, by in of those accounts, he dwarfs her. look at facebook.
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he doubles the number of likes. look at twitter where by more than 2 million he seexexceeds h number of followers. isn't there something for trump's passion to get newcomers to the polls? >> michael -- >> if you look at the american population, in 2008, 26% of the population was non-white. in 2016 it will be 30% non-white. we're becoming more diverse, younger and voters are rejecting trump. >> those are the people who want jobs and have seen the falling household income. >> they know donald trump is not the right answer. >> they do not want a third year of barack obama. >> yes, they do, congressman. look at the polling, they do want a third term of president obama. >> one at a time. jack, you go ahead. >> if failed economic policies which hillary clinton has given
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a huge bear hug to and given barack obama an a-plus. 94 million americans who are under employed or underemployed. 43 million americans on food stamps. the slowest economic recovery in 50 years. the lowest household income or excuse me, household ownership in 50 years and income has dropped from 57,000 to 53,000. why in the world regard leless would they want that? besides, hillary clinton is very dull. her speech is -- >> mitch, can i ask -- mitch, may i ask, are you nevertheless worried as a democrat about the enthusiasm gap? here's another measure, a trump tweet pertaining to rally size. i mean, the guy has a point, does he not when he talks about how he's been able to ingender passion unlike any candidate we have seen in the modern era?
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look at the photographs. >> the very last event that president obama had in 2008 in virginia, 100,000 people showed up for. and if -- this is an apples to oranges comparison. as a democrat, i'm always worried. no one is complacent on our side of the aisle and will work very hard until election day. >> mitch, jack, thank you so much for being here. i appreciate your time. and i wish we had more. tweet me your thoughts @smerconish. i'll read the best later in the program. coming up, hillary clinton's da damn e-mails are back in the news from when she was secretary of state. here's a tweet, smerconish, wtf, can i say that out loud? are you on the trump payroll and telling him how to win? it's so funny, by the end of the show, you'll think i'm on everybody's payroll.
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hillary clinton's e-mails surged again this week. this raced questions about the relationship between the clinton foundation and the state department. the watchdog group judicial watch released 296 pages of e-mails that were obtained through the freedom of information act including 44 it says were not previously handed over to the state department by clinton. in one of those e-mails clinton foundation official doug band lobbied hillary's aides to get somebody a state department job saying it was, quote, important to take care of the person whose name was redacted. hillary aide then responded, huma abedin, personnel has been sending options. in another e-mail, she is directing her aides to put the billionaire and clinton foundation owner in contact with the state department's, quote, substance person on lebanon
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calling him, quote, a key guy there to us and to lebanon, very important. abedin gave the name of jeffrey feldman, then u.s. ambassador to lebanon. feldman now says he was never contacted. the trump campaign says these e-mails are evidence of clinton being corrupt. clinton's campaign says the e-mails didn't relate to her work at the clinton foundation. also, a cnn investigation has found that cheryl mills interviewed jobs at the clinton foundation. so who is right? joining me now, both points to president bill clinton from 1996 to 1998, and peter schweitzer is the owner of "clinton cash." this just came out in graphic novel form. peter, let me start with you. first question is, isn't this
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all too damn confusing to permeate the consciousness of voters? this is not watergate, which was a break-in, we all get that. this is more whitewater, which was much more confusing. >> yeah, i mean, complexity is a problem here. but in very simple terms, this is the way that people need to think about it. we all know that in politics a guy on wall street raises money for a candidate, sometimes because they want access and they want favors. but federal law prevents foreign nationals from doing that. if you're a guy like gilbert shagori, you cannot put money in a campaign to get access because we don't want foreign entities getting access and influencing our policymakers. the clinton foundation and the bill clinton speaking fees are a way around that. that's why you have guys like gilbert and others sending them large checks. so now we have influencing our policies and getting favors in excess foreign oligarchs, not just american businesses and
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citizens. >> in the case of shagori, what is wrong with someone who has lebanese expertise wanting to be a contributor to our state department? on the surface, is that not a good thing? >> well, i don't think he is being suggested because of his lebanese expertise. he's being suggested because he's a major clinton foundation donor. by the way, he's somebody with a criminal record, convicted in switzerland for aiding and abetting a criminal enterprise and money laundering because he has this slight problem. he helped the nigerian dictator smuggle billions of dollars out of the country into swiss bank accounts. he does not represent a mainstream view of lebanese opinion. so let's be honest, he's being thwarted by doug band to huma abedin to a key person because he's giving clintons money. anyone who suggests otherwise is
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naive or not being honest. >> i think you're referring to that part of the doug band e-mail which says, with regard to gilbert shagori, he's key guy there and to us. what's meant in your mind, what is meant when he uses the words that he's a key guy to us? >> well, i think he's talking about the clintons and he's talking about the clinton foundation. look, barack obama in his wisdom insisted on a couple of key things as a condition for hillary clinton to become secretary of state. and it was spelled out in a men ran dumb of understanding. number one, they include all contributions from the clinton foundation. we know they didn't do that. there's more than a thousand foreign donors, we don't know their names or how much they have given to the clintons. part of the agreement, number two, there would be no overlapping of the clinton foundation and the state department. huma abedin, hillary clinton's stop aid was also on the payroll
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at the clinton foundation at the same time. so us refers to the clinton apparatus. in what you saw was a melving of the clinton foundation with the state department. >> but peter, in this instance, you've got doug band at the clinton foundation. i'm trying to keep it very simple for viewers who might not have gotten into the weeds so far. band is saying, hey, give this guy access, this guy meaning gilbert shagori, but shagori never got a meeting. so what is the big deal? >> here's what i say. there's going to be more e-mails coming out, i've seen some of them. but team clinton doesn't have a great track record of telling the truth on the e-mails. all you need to do is look at the fbi director's testimony of the repeated deceptions and lies. so count me skeptical when they come up and say, oh, well, there wasn't a meeting or this never happened. this is precisely why we need to have an independent investigation into this.
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as i have taught my kids and other people did, too, if you tell your kids when you're young, if you lie repeatedly, people are not going to believe what you're saying later on. and that's part of the problem hillary clinton has right now. >> final question for you, you just told me that -- i think you just said you have seen some e-mails that have not yet been released. do tell. >> i can't. these were obtained by a citizens united and by judicial watch. they did the heavy-lifting. but they relate to the clinton foundation. and it's going to be further evidence of this overlap. i'm not trying to tease you, michael. they did the work for it and they are the ones to release it and get the attention. >> sounds like more to come. peter schweitzer, thank you. now to landny davis, former counsel to bill clinton. lanny, i'll give you a chance to
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speak. >> mr. schweitzer doesn't to facts. doug band forwarded a man's name to two men from the clinton white house days and friendships related to their work for the clintons. one is huma abedin and the other -- i believe it was just huma in this case saying, take a look at this kid. he's done work in haiti. that's all i know. there's never been the slightest suggestion of any wrongdoing involving that e-mail by doug band. secondly, there was an e-mail referring to mr. shaguri to the state department. that e-mail was sent by doug band to cheryl mills and huma
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abedin. all he wanted was to impart, not obtain information, that is a fact. the meeting never happened. all the rest of what you just heard from mr. schweitzer is what he does in his book. lines up two facts and speculates there's a causal relationship between the two facts. as in the sun rises after the rooster crows. therefore, the rooster causes the sun to rise. when i asked mr. schweitzer when i was on "fox news sunday," has there been any instance where you cite in your book evidence and facts that show secretary clinton was influenced or change ed policies because of money to the clinton foundation? the answer was no. i allow him to draw his own conclusions to my facts but he can't disagree with my thoughts. >> lanny, when doug band is an
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aide to bill clinton and sends an e-mail to the state department and says this guy is important. imp, important to us, is that in and of itself not a violation of the agreement that secretary clinton made that the clintons made when she took that job, which was there would be a wall erected between all things found dapgs and all things state department. >> so you're asking me to draw a conclusion from the fact of doug band's e-mail. my conclusion from the fact of the e-mail asking a young person who is a volunteer in haiti to be looked at by the state department does not, repeat, my conclusion. does not violate anything between the state department, the white house and secretary clinton. nor has there been one word uttered by the white house or the state department to support the conclusion that there was a violence. in my opinion, my opinion is right based on the facts, they are recommending someone to be looked at by the state
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department, doesn't violate anything, doesn't raise ethical standards and is perfectly appropriate. >> wait a minute, you didn't answer my -- i know you went to the yale law school and you have a couple of notches on me intellectually, but come on. you have to answer my example, which is the example of recommending that shaguri be given a seat at the table to impart advice or otherwise. >> i was about to get to that. the whole story was about e-mails. by the way, my wife carolyn wants me to tell you she's a fan of yours more than she is of me. so i just want you to know she's listening and agreeing more with you than me on this example. no, it doesn't violate anything. because recommending somebody in part not ask for a favor, not have a conflict of interest, not a quid pro quo, but in part information, not even seek information, has no violation by anybody's standard at the state department, the white house or myself. if you think it's a violation, i
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respect your opinion the way my wife does, but i just disagree with that. >> i have a final question for you. fbi director james comey said, and i'm paraphrasing, we can't know whether secretary clinton's private e-mail servers were hacked. but he said, we do assess that hostile actors gained access to the private commercial e-mail accounts of people with whom secretary clinton was in regular contact. do you know whether your communications with secretary clinton were hacked by any hostile actors? >> i don't know that. i don't speculate, i only do facts. what is really interesting is that the inspector general said after his investigation there's no evidence whatsoever that secretary clinton's server was hacked. the fbi director after engaging the forensic experts that were available to the fbi, which you have to assume are one of the best who examined the server and
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looked for evidence in hacking and thought there might be hacking from some of her aides found no evidence of the hillary clinton server being hacked. and the third fact, which is indisputable, is that the state department address that everybody says hillary clinton should have used, we know definitively, factually, has been hacked repeatedly by the russians and chinese. so between the state department server and the hillary clinton server, we can certainly say factually that the state department server that everyone wanted her to use was less secure. >> okay. are you saying that she was actually more secure going with private servers than relying on the government? >> i can't say more secure because i don't have enough facts. i know that as of now we have no evidence of her being hacked. i also know the secretary has said she made a mistake and using a private server and not having two devices, one personal, one official. and that mistake she's acknowledged many times.
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i wish that her republican opponent just once would say, i made a mistake in saying the president of the united states was a founder of isis or that the secretary was a founder. he repeated it three times and then he said he was sarcastic. i had to get one shot in of donald trump. sorry about that. >> that's fine. on that you and i can agree. thank you, lanny davis. still to come, some people say the media helped trump vanquish his gop rivals but trump now sees the media as his enemy. is that a good strategy? here's another of your tweets, keep them coming. let me take a look. she's for trump, but one thing we agree on, we are so over the e-mails. just a distraction tactic from true issues. i don't agree with that. i think this story has yet to see its final conclusion. and i'm going to stay on it. stop... clicking around and start saving at
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for all of donald trump's unpredictable his campaign has taken on, he rails against the media for misquoting him or not realizing he was sarcastic. last night in pennsylvania trump doubled down in his attack on the media. here's what he said. >> did i say that? i say that all the time. so they knew i was being sarcastic. but now they are analyzing it. did i really mean that? how could i say that? these people are the lowest form of life. i'm telling you. the lowest. they are the lowest form of humanity. >> he's also still battling his own party over funding with some
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gop leaders still lobbying to replace him at this late date to discuss this and more, kelly conway, the senior adviser and pollster, and tom coleman, the congressman from the great state of missouri who signed ant anti-trump ledders to the rnc. some of the elements to the letter of which you affixed your signature. he attacked gold star families and urged russia to intervene in the election. he urged gun owners to take action against hillary clinton. he reputed our nato allegations. has interest in preemptive use of nuclear weapons and more to it. total ignorance of basic foreign policy. admiration of violent foreign autocrats. is it all not too little and too late? what is the outcome you're looking for? >> well, thank you, michael, for
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having me on. i think the bottom line is that donald trump is emotionally and mentally unfit to be president. and that obviously comes through every day in his statements you just referenced some of them, you referenced them before in the media. he is a troubled person, individual, and he's a running -- running a troubled campaign. he's going to have a significant destructiveness on down ballot candidates. people who are running for the house, the senate, the state legislatures, the governors. it could be an enormous wipeout. so we have asked the republican national committee to pull back any funding, discretionary funding that they were going to give to that presidential candidate, and instead spend it on people who are running for senate, running for the house and other important positions. >> are you seeking to have him
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removed? you would want rule 9 invoked? are you seeing a change in the ticket? >> the letter does not express that. i have my own personal feelings. if you are a flawed candidate like this and you're emotionally and mentally unfit to be president, i think people should consider replacing him. but that is not what this letter is about. and it is not about something else coming on. it is about trying to change, giving money to a losing candidate, to somebody who is going down the drain and taking the republican party with him. a person who has never been a republican until he announced for president. who has given money to his opponents and contributions through the years. it just is unreal. >> kelly anne conway, respond. >> where would i begin? first of all, i know most ex-congressman become lobbyists but you became an armchair
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psychologist. i would say you are not prepared to call someone unfit to be president. where was this party in pushing back on president obama's agenda for seven-and-a-half years letting him basically do whatever he wanted many times over. anything he can claim as a success he did with the exception the first two years with the republican congress. and the last year and a half with the republican senate. so i know a lot of people are riding on their high horses, but the fact is that you should support the republican nominee or you should do what all our grandmothers said to do, which is to go be quiet. you know why, sir? because this attack on the republican nominee, instead of going inside as so many of us have done to try to help, you can help. you want to remake the united states supreme court in the likeness of hillary clinton? i'm not willing to live with that for my four children. it's simple, the next president of the united states adds to the four obama and bill clinton
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appointees to the united states supreme court. and i don't want it to be hillary clinton. and just one more thing, please, since he raised it, the idea that donald trump is going to drag down the other ballots, i home the republicans run the table, but i have to -- >> i have to let the congressman respond. >> but he talked about dragging down the ticket. these people were in trouble a year ago. they reelect numbers a year ago. look at the clear politics from 2015. >> michael, thank you for letting me stop that. >> please, go ahead. >> stopping that nonsense. >> that's not polite. >> it's not just me saying -- >> what a gentleman. calling me nonsense. >> i'm not going to get into personal attacking, please. >> i want him to respond. i gave you your chance. give him his. >> there are plenty of opinion writers in the united states in the major newspapers of this country who have said that donald trump is emotionally and not fit to be president. it is not just me. there are a lot of people who do have this feeling.
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60%, over 60% of the american people by national polls fear a donald trump presidency. everything that i said you have not refuted. you start talking about obama and other things that are completely irrelevant to his candidacy. you cannot defend, you cannot defend all the things that he has said and done. i think a fourth greater would not conduct themselves like this. let alone a person who is running for president. >> chairman ryan priebus response -- reince priebus had a response to your letter. >> he's embraced donald trump and taken the party down. he's taking the party down with him. >> you have no evidence of that. >> kelly anne, i have a specific question in your wheelhouse that concerns polling. you just made reference to pennsylvania. so here's the front page story of today's new york times. interestingly it has a dateline,
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boylestown, pennsylvania, which is the town i was born and raised and my parents still reside. in the philadelphia suburbs, donald trump is getting shelaced 52% to 26% according to the latest survey. you would have to concede to me if that's the ultimate margin in the philly burbs, he has no prospect of winning pennsylvania and no prospect of winning the white house. >> michael, i'm glad it is august and not october. and the fact is we're going to campaign really hard. we have a lot to do between now and november 8th. and pennsylvania is very much in our sights. earlier polls showed him very competitive with secretary clinton in pennsylvania. and we expect to get back to those margins as well. the pre-convention margins. but that's how you earn people's votes. i would just point out with all the never trump, never happy people on the republican party, with all of, i think many people doing hillary clinton's bidding by shrouding her and protecting her and propping her up out there, why is this woman only at 52% in bucks or montgomery county? >> well, i'm not propping her up.
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>> no, you're not at all. you are actually very fair. >> i just did a whole secondment on the e-mails. i'm an equal opportunity offender. >> well, you are an equal opportunity journalist for sure. i would like to say to your audience how much i appreciate your show today because you have absolutely covered both sides from the moment your show started. and i just want to commend you for that because we don't always see that in the trump campaign. but look, we are going to earn the votes. >> congressman, i'm out of time. thank you so much for your time. kelly, appreciate you being here. still to come, what i was up to last week. a visit to the new cuba which turns out to be more gary johnson-ish than bernie sanders. here's another of your tweets about the candidates' popularity on twitter. smerconish, i follow both of them and definitely am voting for one and following the other for entertainment. you know, i think i know which is which. thte coverage of spri? and i'm jamie foxx for sprint.
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hey, today is cuban president fidel castro's birthday. when i was off last week with my family, i traveled to find more of bernie sanders socialism, but instead i found gary johnson entrepreneurship. they may seem like an odd word to associate with cuba. but three hours outside of havana, one can find the seedlings of capitalism and businesses built for profit sprouting everywhere. don't misunderstood, cuba remains a nation of contradiction. friendly people, living a spectacular scene trapped in a socialist system that never delivers on the promise of the revolution. so often on the same residential block that was transfixed by natural and architectural beauty
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by squaller of light. and amid the decay, there are signs of initiative and optimism. people who represent hope and the prospect of freedom to come. take tobacco. for 30 years i have nursed a cigar a day habit that made my keenly interested to visit the farms in the legendary panar del rio area. here he was the one whose grandson hiroshi greeted me at the home with a cigar bearing his initials, but not made in cuba, but made in nicaragua. the 40-year-old heir to his family's dynasty told me the chief priority is the future he can provide for his four daughters. so when 90% of what he grows on his cuban farm near san luis
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automatically goes to the cuban government for the cigar monopoly, some of it ends up in the cuban cigars that the government brands with his family name, he's eager to promote his cigars no one i meant in cuba was more knowledgeable about the changes on the island and spirit there than christopher baker. he has authored six books on cuba. he told me the pace of change is astonishing. he said he's seen more change in the last two to three years in cuba than he saw in all the prior 20. baker reminded me often in the last 50 years it's been said that cuba is ready to take off. but this time it feels for real. yet, prior to departing havana's airport. my eldest son dropped into the cyber cafe. inside there was no wi-fi and the clerk seemed befuddled as to
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why my son expected to find an internet connection. whatever the outcome the ride is going to be bumpy. that's the only cuban guarantee. still to come, your best and worst tweets like this one. let me take a look here. love your show says joanie, you lowest form of humanity you. i guess that's what mr. trump would say. west is best, she must be a class mate of mine. perhaps it is time we acquire a larger dwelling. but the mortgage process has proven to be challenging. not with rocket mortgage by quicken loans. it is the easiest and most logical way to secure financing for your living quarters online. you can securely share your financial information with the push of a button. it appears now is a sensible time to relocate. i am so happy. no need to get emotional. (whisper) rocket see star trek beyond in theatres.
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remember you can tweet me at smerconish as long as you can spell smerconish. let's look at what came in. act like a professional you're clearly a trump surrogate. learn how to spell surrogate and an obama hater, that's a ridiculous charge because i told donald trump he's losing the philadelphia suburbs? how about this one from lisa.
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the only way week lose, in my opinion, i really mean this, pennsylvania, is if cheating goes on. >> this is the biggest load of bull i ever heard. >> he refuses to do what every other president has done in decades has done and release his tax returns. >> a lot of the folks out here say they did not expect it to happen this way. they thought they'd get a rain and some flooding maybe up to their front porches. terrifying scene out here in saint helena