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it's the race for the white house, and the field of democratic hopefuls is now bigger. ♪ ♪ 9 to 5 for service and devotion ♪ >> elizabeth warren making official a short time ago on a sunny, but frosty morning in massachusetts. >> our fight is for big structural change. this is the fight of our lives. and that is why i stand here today to declare that i am a candidate for president of the united states of america. [ cheers and applause ] >> senator warren laying out her goals, her vision, her campaign theme in front of a historic place in massachusetts at a cotton mill where women and immigrants led a labor strike more than 100 years ago. warren trying to move past an earlier controversy over a
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heritage that dogged her. it came up again a few days ago, she apologized for listing her race as american indian on a legal form in texas in 1986. no mention of that today. her message was all about shrinking the gap between middle class americans and the wealthy and well connected. she took aim at one particular billionaire by name. the man occupying the white house today. >> the middle class squeeze is real. and millions of families can barely breathe. it is not right. the trump administration is the most corrupt in living memory. but even after trump is gone. it won't do just to do a better job of running a broken system. we need to take power in washington away from the wealthy and well connected. and put it back in the hands of
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the people where it belongs. >> warren now joins several other presidential hopefuls making appearances in early voting states this weekend including cory booker and kirsten gillibrand and others. rebecca buck is with senator booker at an event in iowa. what kind of reception is cory booker getting there today in des moines? and what are people asking him? >> we are roughly one year out from the iowa caucuses, but already we have an over flow crowd here today in des moines for cory booker. that is including this room behind me, and an overflow room down stairs. more than 500 people are at this event. the sixth event on this tour during his first visit to iowa as a presidential candidate. he's been introducing himself to the voters or prospective voters here in the state who haven't been paying attention to him or his campaign. the first impression very
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important lots of questions about his biography, his policy positions, there was an interesting question, though, at around event earlier today in marshalltown, where one woman asked him, how are you dinner than the other candidates running for president. here's what he had to say. >> why should i caucus for you instead of the others? >> two quick reasons. i'm going to say this, we as a party, whoever becomes the nominee, have to unite behind that nominee. and i want to see how the nominees treat each other, if we start trash talking between each other. i hope everyone here turns away from that candidate. how you campaign is how you govern. i'm friends with these folks. i've written legislation with these folks. i want to tell you what things are unique about me so you just know. i had to run something. and it wasn't just something. it was a very challenged city.
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>> by the way, the woman's verdict, the woman who asked that question after booker's response was, well, that's pretty convincing. so just to give you a sense of the grueling schedule that he's been keeping here in with a wash ana, he's losing his voice. cory booker can barely speak at this point. yesterday he started his day at 9:00 a.m. and ended his day well after midnight. from here he goes on straight to south carolina for more events tomorrow and monday. back to you, anna. >> i don't know how any of these candidates do. we're looking at live pictures as he continues to talk. thank you so much. the trump campaign took notice of senator warren's official entrance into the race today. for the first time, issuing a formal statement as the candidate entered the 2020 race. a statement that is not it. we'll get the right one. let me read it to you, there it is. elizabeth warren has been exposed as a fraud by the native
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americans she impersonated and respected to advance her personal career. and the people of massachusetts she deceived to get elected. let's discuss with van jones and s.e. cupp. as we mentioned, trump campaign wasting no time blasting warren. she's now the eighth person to officially enter this race, it's the first time they've done that. how would you rate her campaign kickoff, and do you think she's put the native american heritage controversy behind her? >> i think that gum is sticking to her shoe, and it's going to stick to her shoe for a long time. i think that's going to continue to dog her. what i am excited about, though, she represents for a lot of progressive democrats, a fresh take on the bernie sanders phenomenon. bernie sanders has moved this party in a much more progressive direction.
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some people are not big bernie fans. some people like the way that elizabeth warren talks about the middle class and talks about that middle class squeeze. she's one of our better storytellers. it's hard to sound bite her, because she is often telling the story of an american, of a mom, of a worker, these sound bites don't really capture the way she connects with her audience. and there's a big bunch of people in our party who love her message and policy agenda. >> trump's fund-raising e-mail was designed to really boost donations, they see her as somebody who can do that. she's polarizing in her eyes. do you think that's all that it was about her? >> i think trump really hopes she ends up being the nominee. >> really? >> you can disagree with the framing of her as someone who's impersonated a native american. you can think that that's an inaccurate framing. but it's been a very successful framing. and as sort of a marketing
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trick, trump has really turned that into gum on her shoe. really hard to get away from. and by her own admission there could be more of this stuff to come out and resurface, and keep reminding people that this was part of her past. i think the most generous way to see it, is that she's not authentic, and that is a -- that's damning for voters. voters see right through that. that's something she's going to have to deal with for as long as she will be alive in this primary. >> i have to wonder, though, if it's something voters care about, or it's just something that we're just -- >> the polling, i don't know if the polling drills down on that. but in massachusetts, she does not do well in the polls. among democrats, she's beat on a list of possible 2020 candidates by joe biden, kamala harris bernie sanders.
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donald trump beats her among democratic voters. >> i want to talk about that in a second. there are more democrats that could be entering any day now. how do people differentiate themselves and who do you think has been most successful about doing that so far? >> i think kamala had the best start. >> i've known kamala harris for 20 years, i'm not surprised. it was a button down smart operation, no glitches, no stumbles, really, people didn't like her answer on medicare for all, that's really the only criticism you've heard. the thing about elizabeth warren, if she could get past this she does have a track record of having gotten things done for working class people. she stood up to wall street. that agency has been -- if she could ever talk about it, has done real good stuff to help -- people have credit cards, not get ripped off. unlike a lot of the people, she has a track record of success,
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and i don't know if she's going to get a chance to talk about it. the challenge i think for everybody is, early on you get put into a different camp. you're the black woman, you're the african-american. you're the latino. elizabeth warren right now is the fake native american candidate. and i think that is really hurting her. had she chosen to run four years ago, she might have won because it was clearly a hunger for somebody not hillary clinton in our party. bernie sanders got 47% of our vote in the primary, that's a huge huge chunk of people to breakaway from the presumptive nominee. had she had her in there, she could have gotten 134 of those women and progressives. now you have to wonder did she miss her opportunity? you just don't know, we have a whole other year before anybody votes for anything. she's got to challenge. >> the boston globe thinks she missed her opportunity. let's move bigger picture.
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one person who seems to be resonating who's not in the race yet is joe biden. he's leading the pack in the most recent polling. we put it up there with 50% of americans saying, they would support him for president. he's beating trump. there's obviously a lot of energy on the left. and more candidates were seen trying to highlight their progressive credentials. moderate joe biden, someone who has a history of bipartisanship from his work in the senate is not that person on the left. so what does that sort of polling tell us about what americans -- democrats in particular really want? >> it says that if you know somebody, and you like somebody, you don't care that much about their policy agenda. some of these other people that are brand new, they have to jump up and down and say medicare for all 27 times in their speech. they're trying to say, look, look, i'm in with the party. when you're joe biden, you say hi, i'm joe. you had me at, i'm joe. he's a beloved figure in our
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party. he was obama's very loyal and very effective vice president. he's had his gaffes and stumbles, so he's humanized to us. he lost his son and that was a part of the heart break for us. the thing is, when you know somebody, and you love somebody. you don't care as much, i think he can defy gravity in this party in a way that others can't. >> look, he's -- you're right, he's a moderate, the energy in the party is going to the far left, he's the one who's lost a number of times. it almost defies logic, but there is a nostalgia not just for joe biden and the obama era, there's nostalgia from a guy who seems to accept and get people. and even when i disagree with his policies, there's a lack of condescension, a lack of judgment that frankly other progressive candidates can't uneffect. >> is he somebody that -- >> that really reaches a lot of people. >> is he somebody anti-trump
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republicans would consider -- >> i know a lot of -- i won't say a lot, this is anecdotal, this is unscientific. i could vote for joe biden. >> i keep hearing that about joe biden. the other thing i was surprised with, to see sherrod brown, who's probably the best democrat you've never heard of be polling at 21%. nipping on the heels of a cory booker even. that shows you something else that's happening in our party. sherrod brown is a working class champion. >> midwestern. >> working class champion for the democratic party. this guy, he'll bring you to tears talking about a waitress. who does that kind of stuff. >> you had a great conversation the other day, this week you're talking to julian castro. let's listen to what he had to say about biden. >> i get the sense out there that people want a new generation of leadership. i travelled a lot during the last two years supporting candidates in the 2018 cycle.
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i don't say that as anything personal against one person. the sense that i get is that people want a new generation of leadership. and in this race, just speaking for myself, i believe that i'm going to bring a vision for the country that represents the future. >> do you think that biden should sit it out? >> i wouldn't say that. >> why not? >> if he wants to run, he certainly has a track record of accomplishment. he served as vice president. i think so many people respect him. he would be a fantastic candidate. if he wants to run, he should. >> that was a very humble answer. >> no, no, no, no, no, i'm not saying -- >> here's the question i have for you. why hasn't he seen the boost in the polls that others -- he was one of the first to enter the race. kamala harris entered the polls, she got a big boost. she resonated, why hasn't he? >> some people may say later on,
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kamala peaked too soon. he's going to have to get out there and work for it in iowa. his interview, he could be a little stiff. in the interview he opened up, talked about his family, he's got a story to tell. honestly, we've never had a latino be successful in either party. i do think that that's something in the back of people's mind, do you think latino versus trump? is that a nightmare for trump? i asked him that question, he has an amazing answer for it, i think that you've never seen the democratic party rally around a latino candidate. so he's going against that kind of gravity. is it possible? with him, it's possible. because of that ernestness that he has. the same thing is his weakness, being a little bit -- he doesn't light up the room. there's a trustworthiness that comes through in this interview. that could overtime, all these stars jump up and down, you could have a little engine that could, named hulian castro. >> he could get his bump after your hour.
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>> you don't want to go anywhere. >> you have van at 6:00, van at 7:00. >> julian castro is on the van jones show coming up at 7:00 tonight. i want to get your thoughts on a bombshell of a story that continues to evolve out of virginia. the top elected leaders there -- i don't want to say dropping like flies. but the story and allegations around them are coming at it quickly. some of the candidates are calling for them to resign. there are threats of impeachment for virginia's lieutenant governor after a second accuser says she was sexually assaulted by him. we'll talk it over just ahead here in the newsroom. we're missing.g the ceramides in cerave. they help restore my natural barrier, so i can lock in moisture... and keep us protected. we've got to have each other's backs... and fronts. cerave. what your skin craves.
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and requests to resign. he wants a full investigation to clear his name. meredith watson is her name. she claims fairfax raped her when they were in college together. justin raped me in college, and i don't want to hear anything about him. kaley joins us live from richmond, virginia. what are virginia democrats saying about this? virginia democrats, leaders and lawmakers, they're very roundly calling for justin fairfax's resignation. a joint statement by the democrats in virginia's legislature, they are saying he is owed due process, they say with an investigation, and given the serious nature of these allegations, he can no longer fulfill his duties as lieutenant governor. we're hearing for the first time
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terror ralph northam who is weathering a controversy of his own. he is the only democrat we can think of who is not calling for fairfax's investigation. he said to the washington post, it must take tremendous courage for women to step forward and talk about being victims of sexual assault. these allegations are horrific, they need to be taken seriously. the lieutenant governor has suggested and called for an investigation, i strongly support that. that's right, he's calling for an investigation saying it will clear his name. if he does not resign before monday, there's one member of the virginia house of delegates who says he will introduce articles of impeachment monday. by no means does that mean a vote for impeachment would be imminent. fairfax continuing to deny all of these allegations. first the ones by dr. vanessa
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tyson saying they are unsubstantiated and demonstrably false. the way this story continues to twist and turn, it's unclear what the next hour could bring. >> i want to get back to our conversation with van jones and s.e. cupp. initially democrats stopped short of calling for fairfax's resignation here. it was a second woman to come forward with allegations that triggered this snowball of resignation calls for fairfax. how do you think democrats have handled this? >> it's tough. it's tough, there's been a ka coffinny of scandals in virginia. some caution when you have one story, uncorroborated is understandable. when you get two. then i think you have to open your ears real wide, and you have to do some digging of your
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own. and make some hard calls. and if you're asking me, i don't think that justin fairfax can survive this. these are very serious allegations of criminal behavior. and that should be taken very seriously. >> your thoughts on this? >> the democratic party has a higher standard for itself. and as even -- when you look at al franken, this is a party that says, listen, maybe if there's one, you look at it, once you start having multiple. this is a party that says, you know what, you need to get out of the way and deal with this as a private citizen. you. >> think it made sense for them to hold off initially? >> i think you have two values that always compete here. not just democrats, but as americans, we have two things. we don't want a woman to be dismissed out of hand because we don't want to hear from women. you don't want that. you also don't want someone to be thrown out of office, without -- >> falsely accused.
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>> and so you have these two different values that are both american values, frankly in both political parties. you want a presumption of innocence, but you also want women to be taken seriously. under the old status quo, what we had was, guilty under proven innocent. and a lot of guilty men were never even charged and a lot of innocent women were hurt. now we're trying to figure out, what is the new standard? how do we deal with this? this party has -- i think, if you can see, once you're dealing with multiple allegations. that's the time to step away and let the investigation go forward. you don't want to be representing the party with those kinds of allegations hanging over your head from multiple accusers. >> it's complicated. we talk about the me too movement. the reckoning is the words you used earlier. we were discussing what's happening with the governor. governor northam, the attorney general admitting he had put on black face previously. and now northam today is in an
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interview talking about going on a reconciliation tour. he's not going to go anywhere. but he wants to make this right. this is what he told the washington post, it's obvious from what happened this week, we have a lot of work to do. there are very deep wounds in virginia and especially in the area of equity. and he plans to go across the state. engage in conversations about race and healing. he's going to dedicate the rest of his term in office to the matter of equity. is that enough? >> well, listen, i think that there are two different cases here when it comes to this sort of black face allegations. for the attorney general, he's a 19-year-old kid who tries to dress up like a rapper, and as a grown person takes full responsibility and says that was dumb. i think his job should be safe. teenagers do dumb stuff all the time. nobody wants to be held accountable for dumb stuff they did as a teenager.
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the problem you have with the governor, it wasn't just the black face. it was a black face and the ku klux klan, which is a terrorist organization, and then he says, i don't know which one i was, was i the klan person or the black face person. now he's saying, i wasn't either one i just didn't notice it for a couple decades. by the way, i dressed up as michael jackson. and his wife has to tell him not to moonwalk at a press conference. >> you have a problem with how he handled it? >> i understand why the call is for him, not because of -- and also the attorney general was a 19-year-old kid. in this situation, the governor was a 25-year-old medical student. >> you're saying age matters? >> it does matter. >> other discoveries of people who put on black face this week, not just in virginia but other parts of the country. it opens the broader question here. that is if you have this as part
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of your past, some capacity, somebody could dredge up at some point, should that exempt that person from ever serving in public office? >> i think to van's point, this is case by case. how you handle it matters a lot. but look, public service is a privilege, it's not a right. and you cannot argue that ralph northam staying is in the best interest of public service right now. he might think it's incredibly unfair that his life's work, sort of goes away in an instant over something that happened long ago. and he might be right, maybe that is unfair. if you've been the victim of social injustice or racial injustice. i'm not sure you care about what's fair for ralph northam. i think that's a factor in this conversation too. it has to be -- well, i'm sorry you no longer get to be
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governor, but move on with your life and do your reconciliation in private, have your meetings in private. read roots, which is apparently something he's been doing in private. you don't need to be the leader of your party and your state right now while you're doing it. that's a privilege. it's not a right. >> right. s.e. cupp, van jones, always good to have you both. thank you so much. van jones at 7:00, we'll be right back.
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accusations that surfaced with jeff bezos' on line post accusing ami of trying to blackmail him. this alleged effort may have been repeatedly aggravated. he flagged a connection between the enquirer and saudi arabia. bezos writes about david pecker bringing a guest with ties to the saudi royal family to dinner at the white house. and he wrote, several days ago, an ami leader advised us that mr. pecker is apoplectic about our investigation for reasons to be better understood. the saudi angle seems to have hit a particularly sensitive nerve. bezos owns the washington post. who points fingers at saudi arabia and the crown prince over the murder of jamal khashoggi. >> with me in new york today,
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what do you make of this connection that bezos is drawing or tieing between the national inquirer and saudi arabia. >> just be clear, this is only coming from bezos, a lot of butts, professionals in the space, and vip protection have told me that bezos and a security team would not be so careless by throwing out saudi arabia out there. there is also -- a likelihood that there's an insider, someone with a girl friend, the girlfriend's brother, whoever it may be that hacked the phone. i think we do, and the investigation should look at the possibility that a foreign entity hacked the phone and provided that information to ami. now, it didn't have to be directed by ami, it may just have that information and you should just view ami as a repository that exists to defend trump. and undermine his enemies, whether it's catch and kill, stop the porn stars from speaking.
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or 30 cover stories of hillary clinton with voodoo dolls. whatever it is. they basically got that information from the saudis and that would suggest why they don't want the washington post investigating the khashoggi murder or who in fact got bezos' phone. >> we don't know. there's no evidence that suggests any of this at this point. you are making the point that somehow ami got its hands on these photos. bezos had hired a private investigator to look into this? >> yes, the interesting thing about that, i learned from people in the space, former friends of mine who are in the vip security space. one is, it was interesting that bezos named the guy who's heading the security review. in vip security you don't want any names out there, you want to protect these guys. you don'ten watt their families to have blackmail. that was unique, in suggesting he wanted people to know who was hired. and secondly, the mention of saudi arabia is not to be taken lightly.
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bezos is too smart. his security team is too smart to -- let's just conjecture out there. whether there's something there. whether they have the forensic evidence or have enough sufficient evidence to lead toward a foreign entity, we don't know yet opinion two things have happened since then. one is the trump administration fails to answer questions about the khashoggi murder and the saudi royal family goes ballistic today with all of their statements on twitter and publicly, that our existence is the red line, anyone who wants to question us, you know, i don't even know what those are, those threats or whatever. so someone -- the royal family is uncomfortable. so back to -- >> there was a nerve -- somebody hit a nerve. >> yes. >> i want to talk about the fiery testimony with matt whitaker we all witnessed live here on cnn yesterday. he testified for nearly six hours, he was adamant he had not talked to the president about mueller, he could not offer the same assurances when it came to
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the sdny investigation when it came to michael cohen. >> did you communicate to donald trump or any white house advisers about investigations from the southern district of new york concerning the trump organization, the trump inaugural committee, michael cohen or investigations that relate to trump entities or the president. >> i mentioned that -- i said other investigations in my opening statement. i really don't have anything further to at to that answer. >> when you said other investigations, you mean you communicated to the president about this? >> no, that's not what i said in my opening statement. i'll refer you back to my opening statement. i was very clear. >> what do you make of the different responses to the different investigations? >> i would say it was anything but clear. and i think his failure to be able to answer on whether donald trump talked to him specifically about the sdny has something to do -- confirms a belief out there that it is the new york case that worries trump more.
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why? it hits his family, his money, and it can't be excuses. oh, everyone runs campaigns like this, so that -- the fact that he may have talked to the attorney -- acting attorney general about that is consistent with trump's own fears about his greatest exposure. we've also seen reporting that suggests that trump yelled at the acting attorney general whitaker about those cases and how they're proceeding forward. i will say one thing. which he was also asked about. and he said no, he didn't lash out at me. >> i worked at doj a long time ago, i haven't practiced law in a long time. i'll let the lawyers comment on this. this was so embarrassing for him. i know everyone says he has an audience of one. what these people don't realize, this era too will end and whitaker will always be remembered for the arrogance and snideness. whether you're a lawyer, for trump or against trump that he showed not to congress but to the role he was playing. we used to -- the attorney
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general was a big deal. i left that sort of thinking, i could be attorney general. just the way he treated his role was an embarrassment mostly for him. >> good to have you. the former ceo of starbucks says he's seriously considering running against the president as an independent. just ahead, i'll speak to the man who already did just that in 2016. does he think an independent candidate has a chance in 2020? digestive advantage probiotics have a strong natural protein shell. so while other brands may have billions of probiotics many can struggle in stomach acid. ours survive 100 times better. let our strength help you stay strong.
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welcome back. howard shultz is still seriously considering a run in 2020 as an independent. if he runs, he has some serious work to do. 44% of americans are not likely at all to vote for schultz. he took on his critics at an event this week in indiana at purdue university. watch. >> there are critics who condemn me for even thinking about
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running outside of the two party system for fear it would lead to president trump's re-election. respectfully, here's my response to that. trump must not serve a second term. >> schultz a former lifelong democrat has not officially announces his bid, but he is on an exploratory media tour, which includes a special cnn town hall next tuesday night. let's discuss with evan macmullan. he ran as an independent during the 2016 election against president trump. you have some great advise for us. does a third party candidate like a howard schultz appeal to you? >> it depends what the options are, if it's president trump as the republican nominee again -- i hope that's not the case, but it seems like it probably will be. and if the democrats nominate a
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divisive leader who is incapable of beating president trump and offering more unifying effective leadership. president shultz could be a good option. i believe that most likely given the rules and regulations that govern our elections still, which i think need to be reformed. given the reality as it is. i think our best chance of unifying the country, replacing donald trump with such a leader who's more effective and honorable and capable, i think lies through the democrats most likely nominating such a leader. a unified leader. but there is a question as to whether the democrats will do that. and i think that question mark is creating this path which is pretty wide and i think will be wider even during the primary season, given those dynamics, and that i think is what shultz is responding to. >> a lot of criticism has come from the left at shultz saying
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he's going to hurt democrats chances against trump. an interesting thing we found in our polls is that shults is most appealing to groups that have supported trump, men, white americans. those who approve of the job trump is doing as president. they're most likely to support shultz if he runs in 2020. who do you think should be more worried if he runs? republicans or democrats? >> well, you know, i think it's very early to answer that question. that's interesting polling, it depends where shultz, what lane he choses to run. does he run in the center right space. is he smack dab in the middle or is he center left? i mean, it matters, and who he pulls votes from, i think will depend on his policy positions. right now, they appear pretty centrist, maybe a little bit center left, which is why i think the democrats have responded the way they have,
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especially. the polls you mentioned are interesting. i do think that he can attract center right voters. especially with his positions on the national debt. he's giving voice on that issue, that no one else is giving voice too. also on trade, and keeping our alliances strong. so that will appeal to the center right and to potential trump voters from 2016. i think that's true. >> given your own experience running as an independent in 2016, you've touched on this, but help all of us understand the hurdles. why systemically it's hard for a third party candidate to win the presidency. >> there are serious hurdles, of course, those hurdles are much shorter when you're worth 3 or $4 billion. that wasn't the case for me, nor is it the case for most third party or independent candidates. but howard shultz will have that advantage. it's very difficult to get on the ballot in all 50 states
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quickly or at all. in some cases, the laws that govern ballot access for third party or independent candidates are really designed to keep them off the ballot. to prevent their participation. and so -- but if you have enough money frankly, you're able to do what you need to do. hire the people to go out and get signatures, and do the things you need to do, the legal work to make it happen. i think shultz will be able to get past that if he decides to run. but then you face the challenge of getting on to the debate stage. republicans and democrats control who gets on to the debate stage. and, of course, they don't want an independent or a third party there. so it's still possible that he'll get there. ross perot did if you remember. shultz may very well do it as well. you have a third issue, which is more cultural, but it's related to these regulatory barriers, that is that people understand there are these challenges for
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independent and third party candidates, so they discount the chance they can win by quite a lot. and in an election like this, where you have so many people so concerned that donald trump will be re-elected. or in fairness, so concerned he won't be elected, re-elected, that people say, well, gee, if i support this independent candidate who i actually really like, i like his or her message the best, i may end up helping to elect my least favorite candidate, the one i'm most worried about, and so then they don't. there are cultural and regulatory barriers that make it difficult. >> evan, thank you so much for being here. >> thank you. don't forget to watch, a special cnn presidential town hall with howard shultz this tuesday night at 10:00 p.m. eastern. gwe're missing. the ceramides in cerave. they help restore my natural barrier, so i can lock in moisture...
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call or visit it's music's biggest night. stephanie elam has a preview. >> from cardi b and her monster jams. to brandy carlisle and her evocative vocals. women are front and center in the big grammy categories. >> there's momentum behind them based on what happened last year,ed lack of female representation in the winners, the lack of female representation in the industry. >> reporter: while the main categories were expanded this year from five nominees to eight, the most nominated are still men.
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kendrick lamar is up for eight emmys. followed closely by drake with seven nominations. the four of them are up against each other for album of the year along with more. >> hip-hop, r&b and pop are so big that it seems likely those categories will carry every major award. malone's "rock star" is also for two grammys. while he's expected to perform, he'll likely to have to do it without 21 savage. british-born savage was taken into i.c.e. custody a week before the grammys. official say he's in the country illegally. other contenders, zed, marin morris and lady gaga.
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and childish gambino's -- >> ♪ this is america >> i feel like the song that covered the site geist is "this is america." the video has so much meaning. >> a woman with 15 grammys of her host, alisha keys, is hosting. >> you have very much the establishment, but on the other, she's got hip-hop in her blood. >> reporter: more women on stage and among the nominees, and perhaps more female grammy winners. stephanie elam, cnn hollywood. thanks for being here. i'll see you two hours from now. "se cup unfiltered" is next.
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welcome to "unfiltered." here's tonight's headline. warren out her welcome? in case there's any lingers doubts, elizabeth warren officially kicked off her campaign this morning at a rally in her home state of massachusetts. >> this is the fight of our lives the fight to build an america where dreams are possible and america that works for everyone.


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