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captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is wednesday, august 17th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." a new california wildfire explodes, burning whole neighborhood to the ground. more than 80,000 people are told to evacuate their homes. donald trump reboots his campaign team again. the gop nominee add two new managers amid controversy and sinking poll numbers. >> a former all-american javelin thrower records himself killing a bear with a sphere. while the hunt is now being investigated. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. at this point, the flames
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continue to spread. >> you can see home after home charge their foundation. >> wildfires force tens of thousands from their homes in california. >> they said, men you got two minutes to get out of here right now. >> i barely got out. my legs on fire. >> get out so we can focus woing on this fire rather than reuing citizens. >> more rain is in the forecast in louisiana. >> i'm shocked. >> donald trump shook up his campaign leadership installing two figures at the top of his campaign. >> do you think you need to turn around your campaign around or do you think you're doing fine? >> i think i'm doing good. >> how many doom did hillary face in the nevada election? >> long time television host john mclaughlin tied on tuesday at the age of 89. >> the father of almost every show on politics. >> made politics fun and interesting and he wille
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>> a park in connecticut is shut down after six children were shocked by electricity on a .ride they a arell expected to be okay. >> fallout over an american hunter killing a bear with a sphere. >> all that and in oklahoma city, a bus driver trying and failing to avoid a car. >> on the right-field line. r rizzo on the left and he's got it! >> where are you going now? >> "cbs this morning," man. he>> wn we need a co-host? >> norah is not here this week. is she coming back? >> tsimone biles is the sweetheart of the games and picked up hur fourth gold in a single olympiad. >> power and dynamics that take your breath away! she stunned yesterday on beam but that one,
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announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell is off. margaret brennan is with us. >> not larry wilmore. >> no, but we hope to have him join us soon. a dangerous wildfire in southern california has exploded in size and affects more than 80,000 people. the bluecut fire covers around 18,000 acres east of los angeles. a portion of the main highway from l.a. to las vegas is closed. >> more than 80,000 people under evacuation orders right now. flames destroyed some entire neighborhoods and some firefighters have been injured. the fire is 0% campaigned. carter evans is in phelan where the governor has declared a state of emergency. >> reporter: good morning. we have seen home after home like
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ground. the fire started at 10:30 yesterday morning and watch it slowed possess 9,000 acres by sundown. the battle continued through the night and it's far from over. huge flames lit the night's sky as the bluecut wildfire continued its relentless advance. it only took a matter of hours for the fire to explode thousands of acres tuesday afternoon, burning entire neighborhoods to the ground, and destroying the legendary summit inn, a local landmark since 1952. >> firefighters can't make their way here. the flames just too intense. >> reporter: thick smoke filled the skies above san bernardino county. the wildfire grew quickly, and pushed by strong winds and dry brush, and hundred-degree temperatures. >> this is a huge, huge firefight out here. >> reporter: this fire is so hot, i can feel the heat radiating behind me, but it's also moved extremely fast and spread fire resources very thin. you can see this
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involved behind me right now and there is not a firefighter in sight. >> spot ahead of itself and keeps moving and jumping and leapfrogging up because st spots. >> my hots home just blew up and probably seven of my cars caught on fire. >> reporter: six firefighters were briefly during that period by the flames. two of them suffered minor injuries. >> just because of the wind direction, we were fully engulfed with smoke and visibility was extremely low and hard just to see your hand in front of your face. we hunkered down and sat there and waited for the fire to blow over. >> reporter: we found these men working to protect their neighbors' homes. where are the firefighters? >> up there where the fire is, i guess. >> reporter: what is it like fighting a fire up here? >> it's part of living up here. >> reporter: what is it like as a firefighter when you see these people watching their homes burn and you know there is nothing you can do? >> it's tragic and something firefighters hate to see. >> reporter: this is one of nine fires burning in california t
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sacramento, is 35% contained and we have learned the man who was arrested for setting that fire was trained as an inmate firefighter while he was in prison and, margaret, he is scheduled to be arraigned today. >> carter, thank you. donald trump is overhauling his top political staff again. his campaign confirmed the changes overnight. promoting an adviser and hiring the executive chairman of a conservative website. steven bann becomes the campaign's ceo and while trump strategist kelly ann conway is the new campaign manager. paul manafort remains campaign chairman. earlier, trump criticized recent violence in milwaukee and the democratic party's relationship with african-americans. major garrett covers last night's trump rally in west bend, wisconsin and with us this morning from milwaukee. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump is on his third campaign manager. first, corey lewandowski
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manafort and he is out bought of a scandal linked to ukraine and maybe off the books payment to manafort. before that news broke, trump made a speech here he hoped would appeal to african-americans by accusing hillary clinton and the democratic party in general of being indifferent to inner city poverty. >> so every voter living in the inner city, or every forgotten stretch of our society, i'm running to offer you a much better future. >> reporter: donald trump tried to diversify his political movement by condemning what he called decades of failed democratic urban rule. >> i'm asking for the vote of struggling in our country today, who wants a different and much better future. >> reporter: the message was new, but the audience was typical. overwhelming white. a recent poll showing trump attracting 2% of
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than of what mitt romney got. >> we will reject bigotry and depression in all of its ugly forms. >> reporter: from the start of his campaign, trump has drawn criticism for racial insensitive. >> he is a mexico. look at my african-american over here. are you greatest? >> reporter: this time, trump rekindled a long conservative argument that democratic policies are to blame for urban despair. >> the african-american community has been taken for granted for decades by the democratic party and look how they are doing. >> reporter: and electing hillary clinton would further inflame racial tensions. >> we reject the bigotry of hillary clinton, which panders and talks down to communities of color and sees them only as votes. that's all they care about. >> reporter: trump has rejected numerous opportunities to deliver a message like
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league. today in new york, trump will receive his first classified intelligence briefing as the republican party nominee. >> republican strategist and cbs news contributor frank luntz is with us. good morning. >> good morning. >> what do we make of the changes in the trump campaign? >> you don't do it -- you have addition. that is traditional in politic as you get closer to the election, you add more talent but you don't have a shake-up like this. you don't take the top person and push them aside as they to paul manafort. steve bannon is one of the toughest and most aggressive and most negative operatives in america today and that signals to me that trump, rather than softening his approach, is going to double-down on being the tough, in your face, campaigner and i don't think that is what donald trump needs. these are independent undecided voters he is going after. they appreciate his message but they question he, himself. they don't like the persona and they don't like the anger and hatred. they want change in washington
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and think he can bring it but don't like him as a person. >> what will kelly ann conway? she has worked with several other campaigns. >> i have known her for 30 years. at the this is someone who knows polling and focus groups and messaging but the question is will donald trump listen to her and does he listen to anyone? his message still resonates. his message is stronger this hillary clinton but his porna is upsetting to so many people. take a look at the polling the last two weeks. when he finished the convention he was up by two points and now down by eight and all because of his persona and not his policies and not the issues he has talked about. >> does this deepen the divide within the republican party or mend fences in any way? >> it depends on what trump says and does. they want him to be totally prepared for this debate. they want him to take the campaign against hillary clinton. but every time he is talking about gold star moms and every time he
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agitating people and every time it's about this conversation right now, donald trump is losing. >> roger ailes? >> i think it's significant. and roger is, to me, i've known him since 1980, the best political operative. he knows how to win a debate, he knows how to win a presentation. he took george h.w. bush and i believe ailes was the most important person in that campaign but it's somewhat combustible to put trump and roger ailes in the same room and like pulling stalin and trotsky and adding more. >> they say there has nobody formal deal with him. >> there may not be a formal deal but it doesn't mean they don't talk. >> thank you, frank. republicans and democrats are ready for a fight over hillary clinton's e-mails. they received notes from the investigation that led to no charges against clinton. the candidate is promoting a speech today with a tweak
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plan would lower taxes and give tax breaks to the rich. nancy cordes is in washington where the fbi gave the clinton-related documents to congress yesterday. >> reporter: we learned the fbi is turning over quite a bit of material to congress. a highly unusual move designed to convince republicans that the agency thoroughly investigated clinton's use of a private server before recommending against prosecution. the fbi labeled the clinton material secret, warning it was being provided with the expectation it will not be disseminated or disclosed without fbi concurrence. the documents include interview summaries that republicans will pore over looking for discrepancies what clinton told fbi agents and what she told congress. >> nothing was marked classified at the time or sent or received it. >> reporter: republicans are trying to make the case that clinton should be prosecuted for perjury and false statements. the latest salvo in the 17-month
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e-mail account and serve her as secretary of state. >> i have nothing to say. >> reporter: campaigning in philadelphia, clinton had no comment but an aide says the perjury accusation, quote, reeks of desperation on the part of republicans who continue to use taxpayer money to affect an election that isn't going their way and hoping to change the subject, her campaign accused trump last night of pushing a deranged conspiracy about clinton's health. >> hillary clinton doesn't have that strength or stamina. believe me. >> reporter: the 70-year-old trump has made a series of unfounded statements about clinton's well-being. >> she's got -- she is low energy. she actually is low energy. >> reporter: clinton aides point out she has done hundreds of campaign events. >> we have to be committed. >> reporter: and saileded through an 11-hour benghazi hearing. >> those are the facts, mr. chairman. >> reporter: that hasn't stopped trump. >> she will take an nap for four or five hours and come back. no naps for trump! >> reporter: the 68-year-old clinton a
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health from her doctor last year. but that hasn't stopped some far right websites super from spreading a fake letter from that doctor claiming she has dementia and is proned to blacking out. >> thank you, nancy. people in southern louisiana are beginning to salvage what they can after the catastrophic flooding. overwhelming devastation of the event is coming in full view. the death toll climbed to 11 and 40,000 homes damaged and the persons rescued from the rising water is jumped to 30,000 and flood warnings posted in southern half of the state and some could see more rain today. omar villafranca, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the water is starting to recede here in soorrento. it's knee-high here and farther down, waist-high. later on, search crews will go door-to-door andki
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people who didn't evacuate and they are worried the death toll will rise. the flooding crisis punishing southern louisiana intensified tuesday. 16 more parishes were added to the federal disaster declaration. here in sorrento floodwaters have rushed downstream and devastating the small community and leaving the local fire chief at a loss for word. >> we are losing a bunch of homes. a lot of them. >> reporter: national guard troops carried out more rescues in baton rouge. so far, 30,000 people have been saved. louisiana governor john bel edwards says many have still been reluctant to evacuate. >> people who live in homes that have never flooded don't leave their homes when you want them of an impending flood. >> reporter: what do you tell the 11,000 people still in shelters right now? >> that we are moving heaven and earth to get them back in
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>> reporter: two days of record rainfall dumped more than two feet of rain in parts of louisiana. >> the people here work hard for what they got and to see them lose it because of this, you know, it's hard. >> reporter: on sunday, volunteers rescued mary ellen morgan and her family. tuesday, we found her at the now flood damaged home. have you been able to get any of your personal belongings? >> i don't even know. >> reporter: do you care? >> no, i don't. we are safe. we are well. i mean, how much more blessed could one person be? >> reporter: the cleanup here will take months and, so far, 60,000 people have signed up for fema assistance but the immediate danger is not over because there is more rain in the forecast. charlie? >> omar, thanks. team usa won nine more medals at the rio olympics yesterday. that gives the united states 84 total medals and extends its lead over china and great britain. all-around gymnastic championship simone biles finished h g
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gold medal! but in a three-time gold medal lost her first olympic match in 12 years. ben tracy is at copacabana reach in rio. ben, good morning. >> reporter: so good morning. if a gymnastics fan, it's a tough day today. the gymnastics competition is over in rio but if anybody needed another example of how dominant the u.s. women have been in this sport, last night, they got two. simone biles but an exclamation point on one of the best olympic games for any gymnast in history. the 19-year-old won her fourth rio gold. this time on the floor. flipping, twest iisting and dan her way into the record books. four gold medals she has now won more gold at a single olympics than any other u.s. gymnast. teammate aly raisman grabbed silver with this
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the sixth olympic medal of her career. team usa's medal hall continued inside olympic stadium. 26-year-old christian taylor defended his 2012 gold in the men's triple jump, the first american to repeat in that event in over 100 years. taylor's teammate and friend will clay got the silver and then got the girl. the two-time olympian jumped into the stands after his win and proposed to his long time girlfriend. she said yes! but even that moment couldn't beat this one. injured and shocked after falling during the women's 5,000 women, abbey and new zealander helped each other power to the finish. in a race every second count, they found time to put on the ultimate show of sportsmanship. so if that was the heart warming moment of the night, the heart
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beach. the beach volleyball arena, that is where team usa's kerri walsh jennings and april ross lost their final match to the brazilians and a tough crowd that booed the americans and ends walsh jennings' streak of three olympic gold medals. >> that was tough but we can still celebrate simone. i can't get enough of her. she is so sparkly. act of sportsmanship between the two runners. new developments in an olympic controversy is coming up. the track dive that denied an american athlete a gold medal. that is coming up.
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♪ he knows how to do it. when katie ledecky needed advice on arranging her medals for a photo shoot, she turned to who else? michael phelps. he has 28 medals in all and five gold from this olympics alone. he is pretty much an expert on this subject, you could say. the two posed for the shoot with gold winning gymnast simone biles for the cover of "sports illustrated." >> these are pretty heavy. >> looks good. >> champions. champions.
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>> we like a champion. they are the greatest. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up this half hour, olympic gold was in sighted for a olympic sprinter allyson felix but an opponent who dove across the finish line took it away. so close. track ledge jackie joyner will give us her take. >> a former all-american javelin thrower celebrates after killing a black bear with a sphere. ahead, the hunter defend his choice of weapon and fights back against the outrage. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "usa today" reports on new cholesterol loring drugs that could lead to a surge in health care costs. the drugs cost 14,000 per person each year. the study estimates it could add 120 balance dollars to health care costs in the united states that is if they are taken by all for examplible patients. one drug maker
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overestimates the corresponds. new york post reports on the rise of the zika virus in the united states. more than 83 cases and more than a ten-fold increase since april. 49 pregnant women have tested positive. most are believed to have been infected from mosquito bites while traveling abroad. forbes" says gawker was sold to univision. gawker went into bankruptcy after hulk hogan's $140 million victory in a privacy suit. gawker founder nick denton stated, quote, i am pleased our employers are protected and continue their work under new ownership disentangled from the legal campaign against the company. it is reported that six children were hurt by an electrical shock at an amusement park and happened as the children were on the scrambler ride yesterday in new london. they were hospitalized with minor injuries.
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to his hands. the operator fell a shock as he turned off the ride. authorities are investigating. the "los angeles times" reports on the kidnapping of a drug kingpin's son in mexico. a son of joaquin guzman was one of six abducted on monday from a resort town. police suspect their captors are rivals of guzman's cartel. it is in prison. a popular destination for americans and other tourists. the edmondton journal in canada reports that alberta plans to ban sphere hunting. a warning to you the footage you are about to see may be upsetting because it shows an american hunter throwing a sphere and hitting a bear and shows him celebrating when he discovers the bear is dead. don dahler shows us why this man could face charges. >> reporter:
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>> reporter: josh bomar said he spent years preparing for this hunt which happened earlier this year. canadian authorities are investigating whether the 26-year-old broke any laws. >> i just got a bear! >> reporter: the 13-minute video shows josh bomar celebrating after sphering an adult black bear in the words of alberta, canada. the bear was lured with bait and josh was equipped with a small gopro camera. >> i got him! >> reporter: the bear's remainses were recovered the next day. >> this got pull penetration. >> reporter: the video, which has since been made private, caused outrage on social media and drew criticism from animal rights groups. in response, the alberta environment and parks department reportedly called sphere hunting unacceptable and asked authorities to investigate. >> the reason i've been filming the hunting is since
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my own show. >> i don't think killing an animal should be entertainment.o >> reporter: he is an avid hunter. >> it's a spiritual experience. you are stepping inside the circle and that triggers all kind of old primal emotions but i don't know if that is something that need to be shared with the general audience. >> reporter: in a statement to "cbs this morning," bomar says the bear i speared only ran 60 yards and died immediately. that is as humane and ethical as one could get. >> that is the way humans acquired meat for many, many years powder. the question coming down is the person handling the weapon doing it effectively. >> reporter: they are planning to ban sphere hunting later this year in albert a. lawyers
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john mclaughlin died yesterday at age 89. he reportedly had battled prostate cancer. he worked for two presidents, but became famous with his ground breaking panel show, the mclaughlin group. he never missed a show for 34 years until this past sunday. he wrote to viewers that he was under the weather. ♪ >> reporter: john mclaughlin was part of the sunday morning ritual for more than three decade. >> nsa. >> reporter: he brought the panel to the masses and he was known to work over a group of journalists. >> say to john tower, john, your time is coming. interest the party and the republic, you want to withdraw your nomination? has that time come? >> for all i can care, she can make it scheck boulevard. >> until you get too high on your high horse, listeno
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national and world politics, he had another career as a jesuit priest but he got the call to enter politics in 1970. even though he made an unsuccessful bid for the u.s. senate, he ended up in the white house as richard nixon's speech writer. the public affairs program launched in 1982. >> the mclaughlin's group's most important fan. >> reporter: by 1985, mclaughlin was being roasted by president ronald reagan. >> in america's diet of political commentary, and intellectual nutritional value falls somewhere between potato chips and twinkies. >> by raising his issues and making his predictions, mclaughlin minted partisan talk. >> let's move on. this is getting a little boring. >> reporter: his trademark sign-off made sure he had the last word. >> yes or no? pat? >> wrong. >> no. >> yes. >> no. >> the answer is.
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>> wow. bye-bye! >> always the last word. >> he really was early in creating that idea of people sitting around a desk talking about politics. >> was he always so blunt? that is the thing that is fascinating when with i would watch it. >> it got our attention as a speech writer for nixon and, at that time, and a former priest and ran for the senate. all that but he came from that place and put together a bipartisan panel. >> he was always interesting. i love that exchange with pat buchan buchanan, it's like, okay, before you get too high on your high horse. i love that. >> that music even reminds me of sunday morning. >> it does. support fills for an american sprinter who with was forced to settle for silver after a last-minute dive. ahead the controversial olympic rule that allows a diving finish during a race. if you're heading out the door, watch us live on your digital device. don't miss charlie's
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people are still talking about it. the olympic dive by shaunae miller what cost american sprinter allyson felix of america the gold medal. ben tracy is joining us from rio. >> reporter: good morning. this is the only dive at these olympics anyone is talking about that did not take place in a pool. thls not the first big race that allyson felix has lost to someone no longer on their feet. monday's 400-meter race in rio was tight down the stretch.
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allyson felix was poised to pull out a come-from-behind win but at the end. >> a dive by miller for the line. >> reporter: shaunae miller of the bahamas dove head-first and landing on her chest and grabbing the gold. >> i couldn't believe it. sqbl i couldn't believe what i was watching. >> reporter: jackie joyner-kersee won six olympic medals and her dad is her coach and she never dove for a win in her career. >> i understand this is your only moment and you have one shot and your instincts and her instincts were to dive. >> she really wants it. >> reporter: turns out miller's forward fall was legit. track rules state that the torso that crosses the finish line first wins. you don't have to be on your feet. >> was it a win? >> reporter: it's now happened to felix twice. during the olympic trials, she was beat out by another runner
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why felix is not competing in the 200 meters in rio, a race she won gold in london. on instagram she said the following. that silver made felix the most decorated american female track athlete, a title once owned by her mentor, jackie joyner-kersee. >> if somebody was going to break my medal count, why not allyson? she is a great person both on and off the field. >> reporter: this is not the first time someone has dove for an olympic medal. it happened in 2008 when american runner neville dove for a first place finish. the runner he edged out in that race was from the bahamas. >> ben tracy, thank you. that seems like a tough way to lose a race to me. >> yeah. >> even though it may be
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i don't know. allyson has handled it very well. i got an e-mail yesterday from mo rocco. he said i respectfully disagree with you about the bahamas runner. she is fierce. >> do you think she won out? >> it does look like it could for the first time. i see it differently. i see it differently. we will see. but she won. congratulations to allyson. good day for her too. a group of kayakers have a close encounter on the water. ahead, their surprise up close.
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♪ it is wednesday, august 17th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there is more real news ahead, including new changes inside donald trump's campaign. the candidate says, though, that he will not change. major garrett, who has covered the trump campaign since it began, looks at the new faces at the top. first, here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. i can feel thet hea atradiing behind me, but it's also moved extremely fast and spread fire resources very thin. donald trump is onis h third campaign manager, first there was corey lewandowski and then manafort but now he's out. he is one of the toughest most aggressive and most negative operatives in america today and that signals to me at
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softening his approach, is going to double-down on being the in your face campaigner. >> the fbi turned over quite a bit of material to congress and convincing them that the agency thoroughly investigated clintoprn's ivate server. >> later on this morning, search crews will go door-to-door and looking for people who did not evacuate. >> if anybody needed another example of just how dominant the u.s. women have in thissp ort, last night, they got two. >> i can't get enough of simone biles. she is so sparkly. >> i call it extreme vetting. i call it extreme -- extreme vetting. >> it's like he is auditioning for the extreme vetting commercial! extreme. i call it extreme vet -- okay, wait. i call it extreme vet dog like how many takes do we get? it's live, donald, it's live! ♪ i'm charlie rose with gayle
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king and margaret brennan. norah is off. a massive wildfire in southern california has put more than 80,000 people under evacuation orders. you're looking at live pictures of the bluecut fire that exploded yesterday to cover ruffle 18,000 acres in san bernardino county, about 45 miles northeast of los angeles. fire crews are spread thin as the flames are moving too fast to control. california's governor declared a state of emergency in the area. donald trump's presidential campaign has announced another change at the top. stephen bo bannon will the trum ceo. kellyanne conway was promoted to campaign manager and paul manafort will remain campaign chairman. trump told an overwhelming white crowd in wisconsin that
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african-americans than hillary clinton would. >> the democratic party has run nearly every inner city in this country for 50 years, and run them into financial ruin. virtually every single one. they have ruined the schools, they have driven out the jobs, they have tolerated a level of crime no america should consider acceptable, worse than any third world countries. >> major garrett was at last night's trump rally in wisconsin. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. >> what do you think about this -- first of all, this shake-up in terms of the staff. what does that mean for trump? >> reporter: well, look. you have to always remember, trump is the campaign. trump and his daughter ivanka and his sons are the essence of the campaign. we learned that campaign managers can come and go. stephen bannon is a capable person and as frank luntz s
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earlier. and conway can deal with message but neither have had these jobs before and asked to step into roles they are unfamiliar with on the fly in high-pressure situations when the trump campaign has never faced more peril when with it comes to its polling and organization position vis-a-vis hillary clinton. tough job and tough assignment but remember, trump runs the campaign first and foremost. >> is it a demotion for manafort? >> it's to insulate manafort. the campaign decided the stories about paul manafort this week especially about ukraine and lobbying and off the book payments are bad and likely to get worse. but they are still keeping him in a position of somewhat, at least importance within the campaign. it's an insulation move. if the stores keep up and publicity gets worse they may have to jettison manafort but holding on to him as they can. >> what do you make of the timing of this and what do you think we will see next of the
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says donald trump runs his own campaign? >> reporter: as i just said, he does run his own campaign. if you look at last night's speech, it was, by far, the best drafted and best delivered teleprompter speech of the trump campaign. that is kind of a low bar. a well-drafted speech, well-delivered is what you expect in a presidential campaign but trump hasn't really oriented himself in that direction. if he continues to do that, and it's an enormous if, he may reap political benefits from thisas i've learned every hour covering this trump campaign, you can never predict the future and you have to be ready for any possible unpredictable event and that is what i'm going to do. >> major, you had that trump is trying to reach out to african-americans but he has turned down speaking opportunities. he was invited to speak to the naacp and other significant groups. why do that? >> reporter: i don't know. but if you want to look at last night's speech, it was in the most perfect safe zone trump could have ever constructed for himself.
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a speech about african-american pathologies, urban decay, urban blight and despair and democrats being responsible for that in one of the most republican counties in wisconsin, in one of the whitest counties in wisconsin. 96% white according to the latest census bureau data 45 miles outside of milwaukee. trump came here to special about unrest and didn't go to the city but went to the safest zone he could find. >> major, thank you. donald trump said this week that he would create a coalition with russia to defeat isis. he also said he wants to shift nato's focus away from countering russia and he called president jeff prob president jeff probvladimir put strong leader. we asked former defense secretary robert gates what
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next president faces from that russian leader. >> i think putin is one of these leaders who will push forward as long as there is no significant resistance. but he is not suedal. he suicidal. he is not delusional or crazy but he is a calculated person playing a very poor hand with great skill. >> is putin gaining influence? >> i think that putin certainly has reasserted rauussia' gols. russia will be at the table and probably in the chair as things look like right. >> reporter: on day one, what does the next president encounter? >> the next president needs to begin with what is putin trying to do? putin is trying to reassert russia as a great power player in the world. if he can do it politically, he will. if he needs to do it militarily, he will, but i think, first, the president is going to have
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states won't be pushed around by this guy. >> reporter: you see the risk of military confrontation? >> the risk is the same as it was during the cold war in this specific respect as a miscalculation of an accident or a mistake that somebody makes that escalates the situation. >> gates said the best case scenario was a new president with a lot of credibility who lays out clear guidelines what the u.s. will and will not tolerate from russia. charlie, that is going to be a tough first phone call for the next president, but we will see. >> bob gates has also said, i mean, people who have been in the situation room at the white house when he and hillary clinton were there together during the first term of the obama administration, that the two of them were often on the same page, bob gates and hillary clinton. >> yes. well, look at what russia is doing right now with using now iranian air bases to bomb syria. i mean, there definitely seems to be pushing the envelope and
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confrontation. >> he'll do as much as he can until somebody says no more. >> right. >> we will see. >> we will see. >> sets up an interesting meeting for president obama and putin in a few weeks in september. >> certainly more to come on that. >> yes. u.s. gymnast aly raisman last night won her sixth olympic medal.
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the star of "trainwreck" comes to studio 57. here is a look at emmy winner h amy schumer checking out our trophy in the toyota green room. ahead, her new book and why she thinks she is always revealing too much. you're watching "cbs this morning." ♪7
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olympics for their extreme reactions to their daughter's routine. jamie yuccas is outside of rio olympic park and spoke with the parents about their daughter's improbable journey. jamie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the floor routine has always been aly's specialty. in london she was the first american woman to win gold in that event. and last night against all odds, she returned to cement her legacy. with tuesday's near perfect floor routine, aly raisman ended her run in rio with a silver medal behind friend and teammate simone biles. the 22-year-old now has three medals to add to the three she won in london in 2012. >> i don't think anyone knows how many hours goes into the training and how grueling it is. ep>> rr:orte rick and lynn are aly's parents and spent most of the last two d
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watch every jump and flip with nervous anticipation. >> you're just so caught up in the moment and even though she practices it a million times, it's still -- you still got to do it. >> the whole time get off and let the minute and a half go through real quick. >> reporter: do you feel as burnt out at the end of the routine? >> at the end of the routine the whole family is exhausted. >> reporter: while their performance in the stand won't earn them any medals they have become almost as famous as their daughter. >> you kind of oblivious to anything else that is going on in the world. so you just so focused on that routine. >> reporter: you guys don't have any desire to keep it together, do you? >> i can't control it. >> reporter: riseman's performance in rio is a redemption of shorts after taking a year-long break from the sports following the london games. >> she will never say it was harder coming back, but i think as a dad and kind of being in sports that i just know it was a lot
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gymnasts rarely make it to multiple olympics. so raisman's final flip onto the podium is that much more impressive. >> the crowd is just, like, so energetic and they are still so supportive. it's very special and something that we will always cherish. >> reporter: aly's silver makes her the first american gymnast to medal in back-to-back olympics. the u.s. gymnastics team has more medal in the olympics since the ussr in 1972. >> we like that, jamie. a nice, fun fact. you see from the parents point of view because they practice, practice. one time is when it counts to watch it. >> it's like back seat driving. you can see the mom like leaning. so cute. >> they love their daughter. nightly show host and comedian larry wilmore talks with charlie about the end of his late night series and how jon stewart changed his life. that is coming up next on "cbs this morning."
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i have already started drinking. >> there you go. larry wilmore warns the audience not to expect too much last night on the night shoal. the last episode will air tomorrow night. comedy central's president said the show is being cancelled because it, quote, hasn't resonated with its target audience. i spoke with wilmore last night on my pbs program. >> i'm only sad when things go away and especially for your cast and crew. but i'm always -- i'm a person that always look forward and i'm always interesting in mentoring young writers and young producers and people who you see that, you know, would be good for them to get a chance to get in the business. thank you! >> you, obviously, were given an opportunity to do something that you wanted to do. >> absolutely. >> to start from scratch and create a show? >>. that is always a rare opportunity in television. i've been very lucky that i've been able to do that a few times. thisw
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from the beginning, jon stewart pitched me an idea that he felt there were a lot of voices that weren't being heard on television and weren't being represented and i thought there should be a show where that could happen. he imagined a round table type of show and he said i want you to be the ring leader. i'm like, what? what? i mean, i'm 52. you know, i was at my breaking bad age where i should be making meth somewhere, you know? a winnebago and trying to get away from the law is what i should have been doing. has that giant shrub always been there? so rare opportunity, you know? i'm tickled with the humility that comes with that knowing how to do that all and then jon wants the show to be the minority reporter and we are tackling race and gender and class. thanks, jon! let's do that! you know? >> such a great comedy. >> yes, but knowing jon, you know, on the serious side, we had done that before on "the tale show." i was very honored that he would choose me t
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of tough subjects and they really are tough, but i really enjoy -- i really enjoy trying to find the humanity in it and get the humor out that way and those types of things. it was really so much fun to the amount of time. we challenging, i have to say, but a lot of fun. >> so where will you go now? what will be the kind of forum? we want to know where you are. >> "cbs this morning," man! you guys have a lot of fill-ins on that show, you know he? >> he has been invited here any time. >> he really is. big loss i think for "comedy extra." what a class act and the way he is handling it too. >> very interesting guy. >> most people say i don't have anything to say and i don't want to talk. he is so classy. >> you is one more example of those people around comedy central who give jon stewart lots of credit. he was really an incubator for people to have their own show. >> i can't wait to see larrs
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>> he already has a lot of things in the fire. >> amy schumer joins us at the
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. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up this half hour, comedienne amy schumer got her laughs by accident. there is her sister-in-law with her and she is out with her first book and opens up about online dating and what really gets under her skin. the push-up challenge that is gaining traction online. the organizers hope it will be this summer's ice bucket challenge. ahead, how the push-ups could help the veterans struggling with the aftermath of war. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. it is reported on new trouble for the baltimore mother who made headlines last year when she pulled her son out of a
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riot. la toya graham was caught on video when she was pushing her son out of a riot in baltimore. on friday, fire damaged her home. it started when her son was cooking. they are staying in a hotel and establishing a go fund me page. a car crashed into a house for the sixth time. the latest crash happened on saturday. since the homeowner and his family has moved in since 2004 half a dozen cars have drove into the house. reports on ellen degeneres defending herself on accusations of racism. she wrote by this photo, this is how i'm running errands from now on. some accuse her of comparing bolt to a
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she tweeted the following yesterday. it is the furtherest thing from who i am. bolt did retweet ellen's edited photo. >> i'm so glad she is not taking it down. ie it's ridiculous to accuse her of that. "usa today" found internet users are tracked by 75%, 75% of the world's 500 most popular sites. in 1998, it was under 5%. amy schumer first made her name in stand-up with a brutally and i mean that honest stage act and won an emmy for her hit series. it's called "inside amy schumer." her first movie "trainwreck" was a hit. schumer is just getting started. >> i just need -- just this in a size 12. >> uk 12 which
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like a naps 12 which is an american 3? >> they are like, no, we want you to be in the movie. and i was, like, oh, my god, me? they were like, yes. we just need you to do three things. one, just be yourself. two, have fun. and, three, stop eating food. i was like, wait a minute. oh, my gosh, he is call. >> why would he call you? to have sex? >> it isn't that. >> hello. >> hey there. it's aaron. >> this is amy. i think you buzz dialed me. >> no, i dialed you with my fingers. ♪ i am not throwing away my mop ♪ >> 7, 8, now pose. we met in a chat room for a parrot fanatic. he has been telling me he loves me since week one, but i'm pretty sure i'm being -- >> what makes you say that? >> because this is his
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>> this comedienne, actress, writer, producer and director is now an author! her first book is called "the girl with the lower back tattoo." and published by simon and shuster who is owned by cbs. >> that is how i got here? i didn't know i was owned by cbs. all right. >> no, we invited you and you were in the neighborhood and said, i'll come on over. >> i'll check you guys out. >> everything you said in the book happened and all true and you don't know if it's true but, boy, do you tell a lie. it's extremely honest and candid. one of the things you talk about is an eighth grader running off with a bunch of kids and her nickname is pancakes, guys, silver dollars. >> that's right. >> very revealing i think about who you are. >> it's pretty revealing. i think you'll like this story, charlie. so it was, you know, we were in eighth grade and we would all just walk around buy bags of beer and the cops would w
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kids. the boys somehow talked us into we were going to flash them. they had a really good argument. like, do it! we were, like, okay. so all of the girls would line up and lifted up our shirts. and all of the boys looked at me and i did not have the biggest boobs of all of the crew but i looked down and shown that everyone else had only shown their bra and i was the only one who went full throttle. i think that is kind after good metaphor for my whole life. i'm always the one like revealing too much. i thought we were all admitting real things about ourselves. no, no. >> there is a kind of contradiction you are a private person but in terms of television you're every woman. you have this huge profile. >> thank you. yeah. i think we are all, i think so like walking hypocrites. i think pretty much. like, there is so many sides to i'l of us.
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about the world, but that doesn't mean that i don't go home and watch every "real housewives" and every "bachelorette." you think, you know, we are dynamic people. >> i like in the book you take on this idea of people singling you out as a female comedienne more. this is what women in hollywood are like. >> yeah. >> that really gets under your skin. >> it does. it bothers me. it's such -- i think -- we were talking about this, gayle. it's so strange. people will say, i usually don't like female comics but you're okay. and i'm like, would you go up and say, i don't usually like black people, but i like you? it's just -- >> i like you. >> it's such a strange thing. >> people have said that to me. >> they have? i really regret saying that. i wish i could take it back. no. but you find it demeaning rather than -- >> it's, i think, a specification that doesn't need to bma
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say you're my favorite female comic. i go who is your favorite male comic? they said nobody. maybe i'm your best comic? maybe there doesn't need to be a distinction to be made. >> you also talk about your parents. >> that's right. >> in a rather open way. >> yes. had affairs? >> my mom only had one affair. >> i didn't mean -- >> oh, please, yes. >> what you said, which is the openness of talking about your mother and your best friend's father. >> that's correct. >> when you were 13. >> i was 13 years old. yeah. and so just like with my stand-up before i talk about anybody on stage or, you know -- anything. the person. i don't want it to hurt anyone. >> you asked your mom? >> i asked my mom i rented it and said if you don't want me to write any of it, i won't. if you want me to correct anything. the only correction she
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that school was on sunday. >> but rest is okay? >> yeah. >> when you talk about your parents because they each have been married three times. >> yes. >> does that affect how you feel about marriage or children? do you worry about that? >> i think not so much children, because i think it just seems like very tiring to have them. so that is just how i feel about that. >> they are work. >> i'm just, like, what if i want to take a nap? >> what about marriage? >> but marriage, yeah, i feel very realistic about just statistics. i'm still very unromantic and i love/love but statistically, it's -- it doesn't look so good for you and me, forever? burial plots. it's like, you know, usually, something happens. but i really try to just enjoy the moment and how you're feeling now. but, you know -- >> you met your guy on a dating app? >> that's right. >> whichus
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always hear great things about it. >> it's going well. >> how did you meet him? >> i was on a dating app for 48 hours, i should say that. >> amy schumer? >> yeah. it was one for like creative types and you can't screen shot it because we do have this embarrassment. people still think of dating online, we met online. everybody, i think when you get over that because it's just how it happens now. >> you would recommend it? >> yeah. it worked for me. the first person i talk to on the app was bad. the very first person i talked to. and, yeah. >> and it clicked? >> it went well. >> yeah. >> your connection with ben? >> i made a connection with ben. the first night, we did not have sex because he didn't try. and then -- >> are you disappointed? >> no. i was just like, what is this guy's deal? no, we really just liked each other and it felt very good and right and easy. and there was no, oh, shod
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wait? it was just, like, we are together now and twha it. >> the first time you got a laugh, like that. you weren't trying to get a laugh. >> no. >> you -- >> humiliating for but it wasn't? >> the last note of my -- in case you don't have any jews in your life, when you have a -- you can choose to read from or chant. so i chanted. the very last note i just cracked. it was like this. and everyone is silent. i was really embarrassed because i wanted to do a good job. but then everybody laughed and then i laughed. tfs like, that is better than if it had gone well. >> there a quote from in the book. i know my worth and embrace my power. i say if i'm beautiful, i say if i'm strong. you say you will not determine my story. i will. well said. >> i love that. >> thank you. thanks, guys. >> great to have you. >> the girl with the lower back
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tattoo is on sale wherever you like to buy your books. >> wherever! >> wherever. a new online talent is sweeping across social media. 22 push-ups can help troops who return f
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are new challenge for you this morning. an online trend is challenging internet users to get physical. it's called the 22 push-up challenge and it has thousands of people around the country working their arms. jim axelrod shows us why these videos are not so much a show of strength but an act of compassion. >> reporter: this social media challenge is aimed at raising awareness of mental health issues that members of america's military bring home from war. specifically, veterans who commit suicide every day. the videos are meant to support u.s. troops, while helping to lower a deadly statistic. >> one. >> two. >> three. >> reporter: drop and give me 22. that is the goal of this latest challenge now being met by fathers and sons, hollywood stars. >> this is to raise awareness for the 22
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>> reporter: even a class of texas state trooper recruits. the idea is to bring attention to an obstacle facing our men and women in uniform. for years, it was estimated 22 veterans committed suicide each day. retired marine donna win is the deputy director of 22 kill, the foundation behind the challenge. >> when the statistics came out that 22 veterans a day committing sued, it's almost unbelievable. we wanted to find out more about where this number came from. >> reporter: one parent of a fallen soldier posted this video to youtube less than a week after losing his marine son. >> six days ago, my son committed suicide after serving in afghanistan. >> reporter: randall stevenson said he took the challenge to reach out to other soldiers in need. >> please. i don't want this to be you. >> reporter: rusty carter, an army veteran who tried to kill himself after returning from two tours in iraq, he is j
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the soldiers receiving that message. >> if i knew of an organization at the time that was doing what we do at 22 kill, i don't feel that i would have attempted suicide. >> reporter: today, he understands the power of telling vets you are not alone. >> i started to realize that the power that there was by just this advocation and spreading that message. >> reporter: recent the department of veteran affairs lowered the number to an average 20 veterans a day who take their own lives. the number may have gone done, but for 22 kill, it is still too many. >> one person committing suicide is a pretty big problem. any number is a big problem. >> reporter: two summers ago, the ice bucket challenge also used social media for a cause raising $115 million for a.l.s. research, but the founders of 22 kill say, at this point, they are focused on raising awareness of this. >> i think they are doing that
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effectively. just even loring w even lowerin >> we have so many attention focusing on getting people to go to battle but doing very little to do to transition when they come at home. >> thank you, jim. >> thank you. >> a best selling book "reimagine the undergrouned railroad" is back in our studio. we will be right back.
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it's the underground railroad by coleson whitehead. >> that was two weeks ago when oprah announced her newest book selection. his book debuted at number four on "the new york times" hard fiction cover list. he joins us once again at the table. the last two weeks have been like you, colson? >> i call it o-day plus 14. you know? i walk around and ask my wife, i have this weird feeling of lightness. like it's happiness! so it's a new feeling. i'm trying to wrap my head around it. >> #happiness is announced on his website too. >> i'm in good hands and hopefully get to it soon. >> yeah. he's on vacation. he has some reading time. we are going to continue the conversation on facebook live. you're going to stick around and we are doing it after this broadcast. >> sound good. >> looking forward to
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we explore the hidden gems of chinatown beyond the bright lights of retailers to find the chinese culture of a neighborhood in transition. >> we make furry friends at dog top i can't in alexandria -- dog topia. >> it's wednesday, august 17th. this is "great day washington." >> good morning. "g
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i'm your host markette sheppard. joined on the couch by frank henrehan. >> how are you doing? >> good. i heard it's so hot outside the fish are dying in the water. >> so they are just chilling out on the shore? >> how are you doing? doing great. i got back from exploring chinatown. i brought you candy, frank. interesting flavors. >> chinese candy? >> i had ginger stuff yesterday when i was shooting the story. it was spicy and hot. they told me it would clear my sinuses. >> has it helped? >> yes. >> you feel better. >> yes. >> i remember a seinfeld empey sewed with the chinese gum, not candy. we will see how it works. >> interesting stuff. i want all the great day staff to come in here and try it. i used to live down there when
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ago. guess how much my rent was. >> downtown dc, 12 years ago. >> one bedroom apartment. >> m street. >> 1250. >> 750. >> you are kidding me. >> i could walk to the verizon center and all these shops. >> now it's probably 3,000. >> i wish i would have bought a place down there. i was too poor. >> we were there once. >> d.c. is changing. >> speaking of changes, cathy lanier. you are a washington january. >> born and raised. >> you know she is like a big huge presence in d.c. she is stepping down as police chief to become head of security for the nfl. she is 59 years old and she was the first woman to lead the metropolitan police department. over her 9 1/2 years as d.c.'s top cop she has been open about her rough start in life as


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