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you have to go out to vote because in a sense i am on the ticket. >> republicans are banking on a president who is stoking anti-immigrant fears. >> secure our borders. we put that caravan on notice. >> the character of this country is on the ballot. how we treat other people is on the ballot. >> if the democrats win the house can they work with trump? can they moderate his behavior? >> this president's policies have helped the job creators and the job seekers. >> we are in a political crisis. it is time for every american to be standing up for american values. >> republicans control the senate. >> i just have one thing to say, we're coming. >> announcer: this is "new day" with alisyn camerota and john berman. >> we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world to this very exciting edition of "new day." it is election day in america. how did it get here so soon? >> it's here and they're voting.
>> they are voting. so we are live from washington this morning on what is expected to be a historic night. here are live pictures of people around the country voting. polls will be open for half of the country this hour. 26 states and washington, d.c. voters will give their verdict today on the direction of the country, the trump presidency and they will decide which party will control the house and the senate. >> i love these pictures right here. this is democracy at work and these are volunteers, election workers out there making sure it's done well. good on them and good on these people online early in georgia to get their votes in. we don't know what's going to happen tonight. we do not know. what we do know is that 31 million people they voted early, intensity very, very high. >> so at stake in this election is 435 house seats, all of them, they are a all in play, along with 35 seats in the senate. can democrats flip either the house or the senate or will
republicans keep control of both chambers? >> we don't know as we just said. but we do know that people are voting. the governor's races they are huge, 36 of them, they could tell us more than anything about the direction of the country. >> but we just don't know. >> but we don't know. here is what we do know, more than anything this race is about the president. we know that, he knows that. he's talking about it all the time at these rallies that he kept up until the very end, a disease seeing pace. much of the time painting a dark picture on immigration and that was by design, his design. sources tell cnn that he hated an upbeat closing ad that featured positive messaging on the economy, so he inspired this pivot to immigration that included the ad that was so false it was rejected by cnn and later banned by both nbc and fox, although after it ran on football, i might add. we're also watching severe weather out there, this could have an affect on voter turnout. joining us now cnn political
analyst david gregory, washington pure row chief for the daily beach jackie kucinich and cnn political commentator scott jennings, cnn political commentator bakari sellers. that's it for us. >> bye, everybody. >> jackie kucinich i want to start with you because we talked to david a lot for the last two hours. >> i'm so sorry. >> this to me is an election about president trump. he has been talking about it and it will get to the limits of his message. if there are any. we will know by tonight. >> that's the question, right? this is back to basics for the president. i remember in the closing days of the 2016 campaign he sort of focused on painting this health scape that was going to take over the united states if hillary clinton won. it's back and it's something that he has -- and it keeps getting bigger. we were talking for the show it was a caravan now it's caravans,
we are back to talking about voter fraud and with absolutely no evidence. the president saying that people are going to be prosecuted and jeff sessions issued a statement yesterday as well. this has all been played before and it worked for him in the past. the question is whether this environment is one that it works again and gets his people to the polls. >> health scape 2.0. >> yes. >> before we get to our super insightful partisans, david gregory, the big picture from where you sit? >> i think there's a lot working against the president. history is working against him, he has an approval rating of about 41%. historically when a president is at that level they tend to lose seats in congress. that alone could explain him losing the house. there are 25 congressional districts held by republicans that hillary clinton won in 2016. so there's a lot of defense that this president has got to play. he's hemorrhaged support among women, among college-educated
voters, among the young and minority voters. all of whom if we look at the early voting seem incredibly engaged about voting. there has been a lot of enthusiasm on the republican side as well, namely after the contentious kavanaugh hearings for the supreme court, but some of that enthusiasm has ebbed. i think the danger for republicans is that they have the whole party united after that and now the president has had a much narrower hard line immigration message at the end which may be about his core supporters and getting them out, but may cost him as well. >> do you, scott, worry that the -- that this message that has been sort of heavy on fear mongering and anti-immigration, that it was risky? >> it was risky and there's two sort of sets of issues the president has, there's all the things he's done, all the promises kept, taxes, regulations, judges, trade, all the things he has done that you can draw a straight line from that to the good economy. then there's immigration which worked for him in 2016, but what
all those other issues have in common is that there was legislation that has his name on it and there's nothing like that on immigration, although i think he has interesting things to say on immigration and i think a lot of the country is with him, especially in middle america. it was one accomplishment they haven't gotten to. so i think it's risky to refocus people on what you didn't do when what you did do is so good. >> that's interesting. bakari health scape 2.0 it worked in 2016. >> it did. >> why wouldn't it work this time? auto. >> i think you're seeing a more engaged electorate to david aesz point. young people are voting at a rate that's three or four times what they voted in 2016. i actually remember painfully running for office in 2014 as lieutenant governor candidate in south carolina. it was a short night for me because cnn called my governor's race at 7:01. but i digress. thank you, guys. >> but the party did start early. >> it did start early.
you see a way more engaged electorate this go round than it was and the reason being i think is because of democratic candidat candidates. democrats are going to have a great night in the house, i think that they are going to have a better than surprising night in the senate. i think that -- >> why are you to positive. >> i think that claire mccaskill will dweek by and joe donnelly will have a good night. where democrats are going to reap the most benefit are the gubernatorial races. wisconsin, illinois, south dakota, michigan. i mean, if you start to look -- ohio. those are five states that are not new york and california which fly in the face of republican messaging that we do not play in middle america. iowa is up for grabs, a great candidate in iowa. when you look at these attempts to pick up the gubernatorial mansions and why do they matter so much? because of redistricting. this is the most important
election we have for redistricting. >> i thought that was a call in response. >> that was a call in response. >> you win. >> i think there's two things you identified which is not only the ability for democrats to show they can play outside of the coast, you made that point yesterday as well, whether it's harris county outside of houston, the suburbs outside of atlanta, showing that -- and, again, the gubernatorial races are also about if it's stacy abrams, which, again, she has to get to 50%, that's going to be a tough race. if it's andrew gillum in florida. you are also looking for the potential for democrats to see beyond today at potential leaders for 2020, both an approach and maybe leaders themselves, which is important. the only thing that i think we should hold up as the potential for some perseverance on the part of republicans is that it is a strong economy, that wages are up. there is a lot of people who are feeling that and this argument the president hasn't made it as
much of promises made, promises kept. there is a lot of voters out there who will compartmentalize and say i don't like this guy, i don't like how he expresses himself but i like the stuff that's going on in the country and i think we have to hold out room for those people to show up. >> for sure. that's the part that we just don't know. this is the wild card. as we've seen in 2016, wild cards come to play sometimes and so in all the voter panels that i've done people are torn between exactly what david is saying, is my life better and can i live with the character issues that have made me uncomfortable? and that's the tension that they're voting on today. >> usually during midterms all politics are local and -- but the president has tried to nation nationalize the election and make it all about himself. i talked to a voter in florida who doesn't like trump, republican woman and she's looking at the candidates in front of her and doesn't know who to vote for. was just going into this, you know, at the end of early voting. i don't know how she ended up
voting, but i think she is the typical person who is really struggling right now with what to do. as you all say, we just don't know. >> one of the fascinating things about our country is we tend to drift towards divided government. we like it. americans like it when the white house and congress are controlled by different parties. one of the things that's ironic here is that as divisive as the last two years have been, it has been with republicans controlling all the branches of government. so i don't know how it's going to play out. i don't know if voters will go to the polls and say we want divided government because what's the last two years been? >> in some of our periods of divided government big things have happened but that didn't happen under barack obama. there was divided government for his last six years and really a lot of the policy debates in this country ground to a halt. i actually think voters in 2016 unified control of government under one party because they were tired of incrementalism. republicans have rejected
incrementalism and have gone with sweeping movement on a lot of their core issues. going back to divided government probably gives you incrementalism on policy although republicans if they hold the senate can still do judges, but we have had this two-year period unlike the previous six where major legislation, some of it bipartisan, but major legislation is o moving on down the line, we have altered our tax code, the judiciary has changed and that's on the ballot tonight. >> but obama did that, too, in his first two years. you had obamacare -- what i'm saying is that they did big sweeping things the first two years of his presidency and there was repudiation and he went back to divided government by choice of the voters. >> that was also an external event. that was the result of a financial crisis that began under bush that created a government response that turned off conservatives primarily and that ultimately hurt obama as he tried to do big things. >> it's amazing that we're having this policy discussion, this is not one that donald trump is having. as you know my response would be, yeah, barack obama literally saved the economy and the benefits that we're seeing now
from trump, they are the ripple effects from obamacare, the jobs created under obamacare, they are the ripple effects from tarp and saving the auto industry which is why democrats are going to do well in michigan and they are the ripple effects from the stimulus package. but, again, one of the things that democrats have to be mindful of today, there are two things, in early voting one of the things that the hillary clinton campaign did, which we were not mindful of, is we cannibalized our own electorate. we got all the early votes in the bag, but those were people who were going to vote on e day anyway. the difference being is that these new voters are young voters. so young voters, we don't really have this whole tension that we are talking about. we are coming out to vote against president trump, we don't appreciate his rhetoric, we don't appreciate the direction of the country. so young voters and voters of color who did not cast their ballot in 2014, this is not a tension election, this is a repudiation. this is a we do not like the direction of the country, we do not like the president of the united states, and we want -- we want to put in office some
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a republican official tells cnn that president trump, quote, hated his campaign's closing ad, the ones that featured the economy and an upbeat message. instead the president insisted on ramping up his anti-immigration message including the ad that was considered racist that was pulled by cnn and then fox news, nbc and facebook, but only after it was viewed by millions of people. so joining us now to talk about all this we have matt schlapp, former political director for george w. bush and chairman of the american conservative union. matt, great to have you in studio. >> good to see you all. >> it's our super bowl. >> it is your super bowl. >> i'm glad that it seems like all early indicators are that a lot of people are going to vote, which is a great indicator. >> what do you think about that ad? >> i didn't love that ad. >> are you surprised that even fox news which, let's face it, has been a booster of president
trump, that they found it so objectionable that they pulled it? >> well, i mean, i run a lot of campaigns where ads get pulled and a lot of times controversial ads get pulled. there is a lot about immigrant that is controversial and so i think probably their lawyers felt like there was some legal, you know, vulnerability to keep running it. i don't think it's a racist ad, i think it's a hard-hitting ad. >> just to challenge you on that. >> yeah. >> why don't you think it was a racist ad when -- >> i just think we throw that term around way too casually, which is there is a series problem with illegal immigration and crime. i work for president george w. bush. we didn't focus on the down sides of illegal immigration, we always tried to talk about having a welcoming policy and trying to find a way to welcome into society. >> this is so different. >> over time i have to say one of the things -- those of us who are pro immigration republicans the mistake we made is glossing over the down sides of having an
immigration system that you don't have control of. one of those down sides is that people who are in the middle class and people who are starting off on the economic ladder, they lose opportunities because you have people working on the black market who are working, you know, subsistence wages, sometimes wages below the minimum wage. that's the problem with illegal immigration. it hurts regular people. >> the argument that you're making right now is completely different than what that ad -- >> i didn't love that ad. >> just to be clear, because the president tweeted this out so i think that we are in a different universe than what you're talking about. the president endorsed this ad. >> right. >> and it found the most heinous psychopathic double murderer to feature from four years ago on the same people that actually 11 jews were killed in a synagogue that the president wasn't focused on. >> he was focused and he went to visit and the rabbi, you know, welcomed him there and he has a son-in-law and a daughter who are jewish. the president treats the state of israel as one of our closest
allies. >> but what the -- >> that's not fair to him to say that he didn't take that tragedy seriously. >> i didn't say he didn't take it seriously, i said he decided to put out an ad about an old heinous crime rather than a current heinous crime. >> i don't think that's right. there is a big criminal problem when you don't have an immigration system that is orderly and follows the law. >> i hear you, but, you know, the facts don't support that. all of the research suggests that actually immigrants commit less crime than people who are born -- >> immigrants. people who come here legally, like my relatives and my wife's relatives, you go through a very arduous system with lots of background checks and it takes a lot of time and the reason for that is you want to make sure you have people who come to america, whether it's a legal resident or future citizen who will abide by our laws. >> of course. >> when you have an illegal immigration system which we also have, let's face it, there is a black market to all of immigration and when you have illegal immigration that those
people don't go through that process you get a lot more crime. >> everything that we are talking about, which is the migrants who are 800 to 1,000 miles away, that they are trying to apply for asylum. >> you and i had this conversation about ten days ago and we talked about the fact that you felt like this caravan even when it gets here that no one will actually be able to stay in the country and the numbers i went back and looked at were we have 125,000 at the most conservative the types of people whether unaccompanied people, children, families who come to the border who actually are detained and are released into the interior of our country. when these people come here, especially if they come with kids, they will be processed and they will be allowed to reside in america. if they miss their first hearing -- >> this is our process. >> those people don't necessarily commit crimes. you are making a huge logical leap. >> i am a pro immigration republican. i do not support -- >> you don't sound like one. >> maybe you should meet my
wife. i don't support the efforts to reduce legal immigration. what i do support is the efforts to make sure that our immigration system allows us to have the people that will help our society be stronger and fuel our economy. rushing the -- >> seeking asylum is legal. >> the problem is you don't have to rush the border to do it. you can go to any port of entry. >> that's right. that's what they're doing. they're showing up. >> they are not. >> you can also just show up at the border. you can present yourself to a customs agent and ask to seek asylum. listen, you and i are struggling with this. >> i'm not struggling. >> you are. >> i'm not. >> you're trying to suggest that what's happening is illegal. it's not. >> what i'm trying to suggest is that if you need asylum or refugee status and are coming from central america you can apply for that refugee status in mexico, which is the next continuous country for most of these folks. why do they rush the border? they rush the border because we are overwhelmed. now one out of ten people are
saying that they have a credible threat and they want to be a political asylum. most of these folks we have interviewed, they are economic refugees, i feel sorry for their economic plight but that does not get new america. >> our larger issue is do you think that this is a winning closer argument from the president? it's not the positive -- >> immigration? >> the anti-immigration stance. >> anti-illegal immigration. >> the fear mongering. >> no. >> you don't see that? >> no, not at all. because i'm a pro immigration -- >> look, let me try. i know that you're not going to think that what i'm saying is credible, but i believe that the biggest threat to a vigorous legal immigration system is the american people losing confidence in immigration because they see the down sides of unchecked illegal immigration. if we don't stop what's happening with illegal immigration, i think our laws that allow for a vigorous legal immigration system will lose political support. we are going to have a big
election tomorrow and immigration is becoming a more and more controversial question. >> you just made this point, but that ad said nothing like that. that ad featured a psychopath. >> he was an illegal immigrant. he killed a cop. >> two. >> yeah. >> my point is so you would stick with that. that's what you would close with? >> no, as i told you, that's not my favorite ad. i like talking about the economy. i don't have any problem with talking about the economic consequences of unchecked illegal immigration. i'm for it. look, i'm someone -- i worked for president bush, i understand the idea that we want to have a welcoming policy. we cannot continue to have millions of people get amnesty or talk about amnesty in this country. i think that's a big mistake. >> just one interesting thing about the direction of the country. there is this new nbc poll. more people think that they are on the wrong track. 54% believe we are on the wrong track versus 38% who believe we are on the right -- >> the most important poll, the most important poll. >> is today's vote? >> no, is the right track, wrong track figure.
>> tell me how that's possible with the economy -- >> i didn't read this poll, i don't know what the right track is. what's the right track? >> 38% and 54 wrong track. >> if that's right, 38%, when presidents have been below 40% in the right track they've often had midterm losses. if you look at the average of all of those right track/wrong track, donald trump has been right at 40%, not donald trump, the country has been right at 40 rs which will accrue to his benefit. when presidents dip far below that 40% like obama did for almost all his presidency -- when the american people don't feel good about the future. >> yeah. >> so the 40% number you might look at that and say that's low, that's actually historically high. that is a very high number to reach. >> ber at 38%. >> that poll says -- the average we are right at 40. >> okay. if republicans lose the house today, whose fault will it be? >> look, donald trump is the biggest political figure i've seen certainly in my lifetime. there is no question that people will say it's about trump
whether he does well or whether the party does well or the party does poorly. here is the problem with that, or at least from my -- the good side of that, i don't see any scenario where we don't have a very good night in the senate. the legislative process in congress is pretty broken, we don't pass a lot. we could all go into the reasons. what really matters to this president is confirming judges, i think we will have another supreme court opening in the next 18 months. i think he will have more votes so we don't have to worry about maybe the less reliable members of our conference and he is going to keep pushing on regulations. it's about a stroeng executive. praum started that trend and this is continuing. >> interesting perspective, matt schlapp. thank you very much. >> thanks for having me here. >> no one knows as with he say what will happen tonight but thee predictions are fascinating. thanks so much. >> just one brief correction to that conversation. matt said polls open tomorrow, there is an election today. >> i said tomorrow? >> you said tomorrow. >> and groundhog day. >> they're voting right now.
>> stop trying to suppress the vote. >> i have proof. want to see the proof? visual proof a voter is voting around the country. there they are. they know it's today. they are not waiting in line for tomorrow. i kid because i love. when we come back we are going to talk about the big elections around the country. stay with us, "new day's" special live coverage of election 2018 continues after this. over 100 years ago, we were talking about the model t. now here we are talking about winning the most jd power iqs and appeal awards. talking about driver-assist technology talking about cars that talk and listen. talking about the highest customer loyalty in the country. but that's enough talking. seriously. that was a lot of talking. back to building
live pictures. this is raleigh, north carolina, the polls are open there. people voting. 26 states across the country the polls are open and we've seen the lines, we've seen the people going in, we've seen the election workers. our thank you to them and thank you for everyone getting out to exercise your democratic duty. cnn has reporters tracking all the biggest races around the country. let's begin with rosa flores live in florida. >> reporter: john, take a look behind me, the polls opened
about 30 minutes ago and what we have seen are lines that are slow and steady here in florida what we've seen is a deeply involved electorate of the more than 13 million voters who are registered in this state, more than 5 million have already voted. that's 38%. if you look at the breakdown by party, it is nail biting. take a look at this numbers. of those early voters, 40.1% are registered republicans, 40.5% are registered democrats. and then the rest, no party affiliation or other, make up 19.3%. now, overall there is this misconception in florida that most of the registered voters are seniors. not the case this year. 52% of voters are millennials, gen-xers or gen-zers and this younger block of voters are more diverse, they are very much worried about the environment, jobs and healthcare and what we are seeing in this state we are
also seeing in other states around the country and i want to take you to georgia where my colleague and friend gary tuchman is standing by. gary, what are you seeing there? >> reporter: thank you, rosa. the race for governor, stacy abrams and brian kemp is bringing out the voters. this polling place in cobb county, georgia, opened 30 minutes ago. more than 100 people were outside waiting to come in and it is raining outside. you can tell how enthusiastic the people are here. this is the line to go in the voting room. just a short time ago we will give you an idea of how eager people are that come to vote, this nice lady right here -- what's your name? >> ann. >> this is ann. ann suffered a voting-related injury, she walked in and slipped on this wet floor. is your knee doing okay? >> doing good. >> it's important to come and vote. >> it's very important. >> people suffer injuries tomorrow could out and vote, but they're here because this is going to be a big day in the state of georgia. not only because the voting started today, but this is kind of the end of the voting. early voting began two and a half weeks ago, more than 2.1
million people have already cast ballots. now we want to see what's happening in the great state of texas. to my colleague athena jones. >> reporter: we're here in texas where polls open in about half an hour. no lines yet although we have seen a few early rising ted cruz supporters. we are in tarrant county, it is the largest urban county that remains red. with err in tarrant because it is a bellwether county. president trump beat hillary clinton here by nine points, that's the exact margin by which he carried the state of texas. we know when it comes to some of the big races we're watching here in the lone star state like the senate race between democratic congressman beto o'rourke and senator ted cruz they will be closely what happened happens in tarrant county. as tarrant county goes, so goes the state. they have to win this this county in order to be able to win the state of texas. it all comes down to the size
and shape of the electorate. we know from the early voting numbers that enthusiasm is high, the very latest numbers as of the end of early voting on friday, early voting in this county tapped 465,000, that is far more than in past midterm elections and even more than the 2012 election. let's send it over to brian todd in virginia. >> reporter: thanks very much. we are about 90 minutes into one of the most exciting days of voting in northern virginia than we have seen in a long time. polls opened at 6:00 a.m. but people were trying to get in at 5:30 a.m. a steady stream of voters coming through this view, precinct 702 in the tenth voting district of virginia. one of those suburban battle grounds where the control of the house of representatives is going to play out. we will walk through the doors into the voting area. steady stream of people coming in here for the last 90 minutes. they register over here, this he vote at six voting stations over here. virginia has at least in the last year ordered all of its polling places to ditch the
touch screens, the digital voting apparatus because they were too concerned with tampering and possible hacking so they are doing it all on paper ballots now and here is where people put their paper ballots in. once you vote over here, you put it in here and watch this gentleman here will give you a cardboard covering to cover your vote for privacy purposes. this gentleman has one of those, he is about to put it into the machine and then it will scan his vote. he hands the cardboard cover back to the voting worker here. we can show you that it has a running count of how many people have voted. so far 212 have voted in this precinct just in the last hour and a half. it's a very charged voting electorate here in the tenth voting district where republican barbara comstock is battling to keep her seat against the democratic challenger jennifer wexton. alisyn, to you. >> brian, thank you very much. it's great to see everybody
exercising their civic duty, we will check back with you. we have to tell you about this because severe storms have turned deadly overnight. one woman was killed and two others injured in tennessee. cnn meteorologist chad myers has our forecast. how is it looking, clad? >> still thousands of without power there. we don't know any polling stations yet without power, but certainly a possibility. four reports of wind damage in the past faur, alisyn. things are calming down a little bit. it's the coolest part of the day, the storms won't be as severe as they were yesterday and overnight, but the rain is moving into d.c., into baltimore, in the next few hours we will certainly see rain. a line of thunderstorms moving toward atlanta, georgia, at this hour. now let's go hour by hour, we are at 8:30 here, moving through atlanta, by 1:00 the weather is over all the way through all of the counties around atlanta, georgia. farther to the north, though, the rain is going to continue for much of the day. in fact, by new york city standards around noon or so that's when your heaviest rain will get there. across a lot of the poconos
earlier in the day. we move you to noon when the rain does get into new york and philadelphia and d.c. by 3:00 it's into boston but moving away from new york city by 5:00 or 6:00, drying out for your evening rush. john? >> chad myers, thanks very much. we will be watching that all day. you can pick your moments to get out and vote. this could cause a major political shift in this country and has nothing to do with the house or senate. we are going to speak to the head of the democratic governors association to find out how changes in state houses could turn the national political picture. cal: we saved our money and now, we get to spend it - our way. ♪ valerie: but we worry if we have enough to last. ♪ cal: ellen, our certified financial planner™ professional,
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call, click or visit a store today. the battle for who controls the house and senate that might be grabbing most of the attention today, but there are also 36 governor's races across the country. they are huge. republicans currently control 26 of those seats. here to discuss now is the governor of washington state, jay inslee, he is the chairman of the democratic governors association. i don't want to reveal the secret from the break, but you kams on practically singing james brown "i feel good." >> this is and i feel good moment. i think tonight we are going to find that the majority of americans have a democratic governor working for them and i'm very happy about that effort, both as a check on the chaos out of washington, d.c.,
but more importantly this is a place we can make progress, starting tomorrow morning. because we can make progress and donald trump cannot stop these democratic governors from making progress. >> as we've been saying all morning we don't know what's going to happen, it's early in the morning, the polls close count and we will so count the votes. one of the things you know is that this race is so important for democrats because redistricting will happen after the 2020 census and governors who are in office, they have a key seat at the table. >> i think there's three things, look, gerrymandering is a pathology on the body plick. we have to stop this pernicious gerrymandering, the best way to do that is to elect a democratic governor. in eight states if we get a democratic governor that could mean americans have a chance to elect 26 new members of the u.s. congress in a fair districting process. it's extremely important from a congressional standpoint, but i would say it's most important in our ability to move forward and
president trump cannot stop stacy abrams from, you know, getting a half million people to have insurance, andrew gillum fighting climate change, gretchen whitmer for fixing the roads in michigan. simply with all these tweets he can't stop that progress. >> that's interesting because you are positioning this as a national election for governors. these governors you're suggesting are running in opposition to the president? >> well, that is part of it. and i think if you were going to write the book of the rise and fall of donald trump, the rise ended this morning and the fall is starting tomorrow because these governors can lead the country both resisting some of his chaos and division, but also showing a way forward on healthcare, on education. laura kelly in kansas can show the way forward on education. michelle grisham can show a clean energy jobs program to fight climate change. when we have a climate change denier in the white house. i really do think we're setting the plate for great progress starting this morning. >> you are earning your keep by
naming as many of the candidates as you can. i will know you've been successful in getting all the names in. stacy abrams in georgia, andrew gillum, the mayor of tallahassee in florida, those races have garnered a lot of attention and could be historic in both cases, african-american candidates ascending to the governors mansion in those states. when you look at those races what factor has race played? >> well, it's an unfortunate factor because in both of those races we have these hugely inspirational candidates with great personal stories, they told the story of stacey yesterday where she was valedictorian of her high school, but when she went to get to the governors office to be rewarded they wouldn't let her in. andrew gillum's parents always told him bring it whom home. now his theme is bringing it home to florida. inspirational candidates and every time a republican opens their mouths, some dog whistle
to division and hatred and latent racism comes out and it's really unfortunate. here is the good news, not going to work. i really do believe we are going to do well there. >> georgia could go into overtime. what's the governors association going to do to help stacy a grams if it ends up in an overtime there. >> i've won every overtime game i have been in so i hope that will continue. we are excited about georgia. >> you have suggested you are thinking about or have been thinking about running for president like roughly 671 other democratic potentials. when do you have to make your mind up? >> not today because today is for saying let's vote. everybody who is listening to this show is going to vote, i know, because they care. that's why they're listening to your show, but i hope people are heroes today which gets all of their nephews and nieces -- >> when do you have to decide whether or not you are going to run for president? >> some time in the future. today i'm getting everybody on your show to become a hero -- >> before the first of the year? >> we don't know. >> governor, thank you for being
with us. good luck today and thanks for being here. >> thank you. don't forget to vote. as americans vote today, kansas prime minister is talking about his complicated relationship with the president. poppy harlow's interview with justin trudeau next. whether it's a big thing, small thing, or something unexpected, pnc will be right there when you need us. because when it comes to your finances, if you focus on today, tomorrow has a way of working itself out. welcome to emirates mr. jones. just sit back, relax and let us entertain you... ...with over 3,500 channels of entertainment, including the latest movies and box sets from around the world. ( ♪ )
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including his policies. but the leader of one of america's closest allies, canada, justin trudeau is also talking about his own tough negotiations with president trump and his relationship with president trump. cnn's poppy harlow got the exclusive interview for us. >> it was a fascinating, wide-ranging conversation. we will get to the news here, and then a bunch of it we'll play for you in a few days after the election on a few things he's doing. i said to him, is it true when the president said we wouldn't have a deal without these tariffs, is that true? he said on the contrary, we were always going to come to the table. and here's why. >> the new trade deal replacing nafta is agreed upon but not signed yet. >> uh-huh. >> are you considering, mr. prime minister, not signing it unless president trump lifts the tariffs on canadian steel and aluminum. >> obviously, the tariffs are a
continued frustration. what a tariff is is a way of hiking prices on your own domestic consumers. so consumers in the united states are paying more for canadian steel and aluminum than they otherwise would. we have ran into retaliatory tariffs meaning we are paying more for bourbon and ketchup. we would much rather have genuine free trade with the united states, so we are going to continue to work as soon as we can to lift those tariffs. but we are not at the point of saying we wouldn't sign if it wasn't lifted. although, we're trying to make that case. >> but, mr. prime minister, some see that as the moment of leverage before november 30th, right before there is a new mexican government in power that this is your most for leverage. this is the moment where you would say, mr. president, if you don't lift these steel and
aluminum tariffs, we're not going to sign it. any chance that happens? >> one of the things that served me well through the 13 months of negotiations is that i don't negotiate in public. we have strong conversations in private and we get to the right outcome for everyone. >> one fascinating thing you talk about is the greatest lesson you learned from your father, the former prime minister. you said he taught you to trust people. do you fully trust president trump that he will uphold his promises and not back out of deals? as we saw with the g-7 closing? >> what my father taught me was to trust canadians. it was a way of looking at the electorate and saying, you don't have to dumb it down for them. you don't have to scare them into this or that. you can actually treat people like intelligent rational actors, and they will rise to the occasion. that has been my approach in campaigning, in politics from
the very beginning. >> so president trump is not a canadian. do you trust president trump on this? >> every leader has a job of sticking up for their own country. they all do it in their own ways. i respect the fact that people have different approaches to it. my approach is to trust canadians and deal in a way that is direct with other leaders. >> really interesting to see that, poppy. hi. great to see you. >> john is here also. >> you had a great discussion on trade. i am so fascinated by the timing of it. he's had a complicated relationship with the president. >> the timing had been in the works for a long time. it was at the most powerful women summit in montreal. you will see that on monday post-election. but clearly he was open to talking about everything on the table right now. nafta 2.0, the trade agreement. i talked to him also about this
global tilt to the right in the u.s. and other places. i said do you feel like you are endangered species? he talked about that. i said, is all of this bad blood under the bridge now? and he laughed it off and said in politics i am called a lot of things by a lot of people, and you just don't take it personally. >> that's not a yes. >> right. >> it was fascinating to hear from him. >> thanks for sharing it with us. >> he is a politician, though. he knows it is airing on an election year in the u.s. president trump went hard on immigration. but what are the facts on his argument. john avalon has a reality check. >> yesterday, the president's closing campaign ad which cnn described as racist was pulled. it is a stunning moment. but president trump is a believer in motivating voters through fear and anger, and
that's why he has chosen to close the campaign on the threat of what he's called an illegal immigrant invasion. it succeeded at least among republicans. here are some facts to keep in mind. illegal crossings across the southern border have been declining since 2000. this is a problem that has been politicized on the backs of the caravan of several hundred asylum seekers from central america. now thousands of u.s. troops are on their way to the border to support the border parole. doing things like setting up tents. that's all they can do because of a law. it all comes at a cost of $200 million if this plan is fully implemented. trump suggested that troops could fire on migrants throwing rocks was cited by the nigerian army. let's look at the president's claims about immigration. he claims america is building the law he promised, but now one
new brick has been laid to date. >> as we speak democrats are openly encouraging millions of illegal aliens to break our laws, violate our borders and over run our country. they want america to be a giant sanctuary city for drug dealers, gang members and ms-13 killers. >> almost needless to say, this is false. he has also claimed the democrats don't want to pass any bills to deal with illegal immigration. trump allies like lindsey graham were willing to increase border security funding to secure a deal for the dreamers during this administration. the president doesn't seem interested in pushing comprehensive immigration reform. instead, he has separated children from the families as a deterrent, cracked down on asylum and suggested ending
birthright citizenship. american needs bipartisan immigration reform. we don't need to demonize people for political gain. >> john avalon, thank you very much. it is very interesting. jeff zeleny is reporting that the president did not like the message on the economy and insisted on the immigration message. a lot going on. polls open in most states. special election coverage continues right now. this election is a referendum on the president of the united states. >> it's going to come down to turn out. every last vote really does matter. >> if the radical democrats take power, they will take a wrecking ball to our country. >> this election is about whether we feel comfortable having a president who is a pathological liar. >> i got a feeling that blue wave is going to hit that red wall all across america. >> a lot of people are going to the polls to say, our leader is
engaging in conduct unbecoming of a president. >> i think we may have some surprises. >> security is on the ballot. >> it is the time for action. this is "new day" with alisyn camerota and john berman. >> welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. this is "new day." it is tuesday, november 6th, 8:00 here in washington. game on. election day 2018. it is finally here. we have been counting down the minutes. >> so soon. >> who knew it was coming. >> why rush it? >> poll now open in 37 states. look at the map. and here in washington, d.c. who will win? we don't know. we don't know. anything could happen over the next 12 hours. what we do know, as you can see live pictures of voters headed to the polls, is that this is a defining election for the country and for the president.