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Trump Lawsuit Judge: "He's A Mexican"; Growing Pressure On Sanders To Drop Out; Sen. Elizabeth Warren Possible V.P. Pick?; One- On-One With Hillary Clinton; Clinton: I Condemn All Violence By Protesters; Clinton: Trump University Preyed On People; Where In The World Has Trump Been?; Death Toll Climbs In Texas Flooding; Fort Hood Flooding Death Toll Rises To 9; Morgan Spurlock on Gambling In America. Aired 9-10p ET
Aired June 3, 2016 - 21:00 ET
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[21:02:35] ANDERSON COOPER, CNN AC360 ANCHOR: Good evening. We begin the hour where Donald Trump already under fire for attacking a federal judge, pouring verbal gasoline on the flames. It's going beyond nearly saying that the judge, American born Gonzalo Curiel cannot impartially hear the class action of the lawsuit over the operation known as Trump University because of his Mexican heritage.
Today speaking with our Jake Tapper for a conversation on Sunday on "State of the Union", Trump flat out said he's Mexican.
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DONALD TRUMP, (R) PRESUMPTIVE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: He's proud of his heritage. I respect him.
JAKE TAPPER, CNN ANCHOR: You're saying he can't do his job because of it?
TRUMP: Look, he's proud of his heritage, OK? I'm building a wall. You know, I think I'm going to do very well with Hispanics.
TAPPER: He's a legal citizen ...
TRUMP: You know why I'm going to do well with Hispanics, because I'm going to bring back jobs and they're going to get jobs right now. They're going to get jobs. I think I'm going to do very well with Hispanics, but we're building a wall. He's a Mexican. We're building a wall between here and Mexico.
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COOPER: Again, just to be clear, Judge Curiel is not Mexican and there's more about it that Donald Trump might or might not know, but that people certainly should. We have details on that from Randi Kaye.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) RANDI KAYE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Long before Judge Gonzalo Curiel became a target for Donald Trump, he was targeted by a Mexican drug cartel. It was 1997 Curiel was still a federal prosecutor when U.S. marshals learn he was the target of a hit. Curiel had successfully prosecuted a gun man tied to the cartel.
In prison that gun man told a fellow inmate he had been authorized by his bosses to have Curiel killed. The hit had reportedly been approved by Cartel Chief Benjamin Arellano Felix, one of Mexico's most powerful drug lords. Curiel was immediately placed under 24 hour protection by the U.S. marshals and moved to Washington D.C.
GREGORY VEGA, JUDGE CURIEL'S BEST FRIEND: It was, you know, clearly troubling. I was concerned about him. You know, we had been the best of friends since 9th grade.
KAYE: Greg Vega remembers his friend being alarmed, but said none even that gotten the way of work.
VEGA: He just kept doing his job. He could come to the office with the marshals and he would leave with the marshals.
KAYE: Doing his job meant Curiel kept prosecuting cartel members, eventually earning a national reputation for cracking down on them. Vega, his boss in the U.S. attorney's office promoted Curiel to chief of the Narcotics Enforcement Division, in charge of all cartel cases.
VEGA: I remember him coming in one day and say, you know, we need to do more. He arranged for he and myself to travel to Mexico City to meet with the Mexican attorney general.
KAYE: In the U.S. attorney's office, Curiel targeted key members of the Arellano Felix cartel, extraditing two drug assassins who are responsible for multiple homicides.
[21:05:09] VEGA: I believe that most of the cartel members were of Mexican descent and he had no qualm prosecuting them.
KAYE: Curiel was in private practice for awhile before becoming the assistant U.S. attorney in San Diego and L.A. In 2016, Curiel was named the superior court judge in San Diego County. President Obama nominated him as a federal judge in California's southern district in 2012.
VEGA: He has accomplished the American dream. We were all immigrants and Gonzalo has just -- he has made us all proud.
KAYE: It's truly an American success story considering Curiel was born in Indiana to Mexican immigrants. His father, a steel mill worker never got beyond to sixth grade education before leaving Mexico. His mother worked in a factory, but Curiel had bigger plans. He got a college degree from Indiana University then went on to graduate law school.
His accomplishments have left some baffled as to why Donald Trump would suggest Judge Gonzalo Curiel may have a conflict of interest. VEGA: What is ironic about the comments of Mr. Trump is that what Gonzalo was doing as a prosecutor was combatting the drug cartel to stop the flow of drugs coming into the United States of America and ending up in the hands of American, you know, teens and American citizens. It's just silly.
KAYE: Randi Kaye, CNN, New York.
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COOPER: Let's speaking with Jake Tapper, Donald Trump also objected to what he called Judge Curiel's membership in what he calls a very pro-Mexico society. He's apparently referring to the La Raza Lawyers Association. Spokeswoman Katrina Pierson on CNN "New Day", said it was a group that has organized the sometimes violent anti-Trump protests outside his rallies.
Luis Osuna is the group's president. He joins us now. Luis thanks for joining us.
So the Trump campaign says that the judge's membership with the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association is problematic. The organization has been out there organizing anti-Trump protests which at times have turned violent. So, has the organization been involved or in any way organize anti-Trump protests?
LUIS OSUNA, PRESIDENT, LA RAZA LAWYERS ASSOCIATION: Absolutely not, Anderson. Thank you for having me by the way and happy birthday.
Our organization is actually a diversity bar association. Its focus is in empowering and increasing diversity and equality among Latinos particularly in the legal field. It has nothing to do with the Trump protests that have been organized here in San Diego or in any other part of the country. And we certainly don't condone the violence on either side of those protests that have been ongoing throughout the country.
COOPER: At the very least, I'm assuming Donald Trump is just confused because there are two different groups. There's the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association which you represent which the judge is part of and then there's the National La Rasa Council. Those are two completely which have been involved. It was an activist organization. Those are two completely different. Is that my understanding?
OSUNA: That's correct. Well, Anderson to say that Donald Trump is confused. He's giving him like too much credit. I think his purposely misleading the country and the media. He's a lot smarter than that. He knows the distinction.
But the distinction between our association and actually advocacy groups such as the National Council of La Raza is moved. There are judges across this country who are Conservative, Liberal, Democrats, Republicans who are part of such associations and their membership has not preclude them from being unbiased or impartial on cases that they preside. And that's just a distinction that should be rendered most. COOPER: And Trump said he doubled down on the count. It's about the judge in our interview with Jake Tapper invoking his race. He's at the (inaudible), he couldn't do his job because of his Mexican heritage. I wondered when you heard that, what was your reaction. I just heard it the first time of the fact that Donald Trump continues to go down that road.
OSUNA: Well personally as an attorney and as a Mexican-American my self and I think even as an American in general, any time that someone is reduced to their ethnic or cultural background, I think it's insulting. It's definitely discouraging. Any legal expert will tell you that one cultural ethnic background does not constitute a conflict of interest.
And as your earlier segment noted, Judge Curiel as a federal prosecuted -- prosecutor rather, was very successful on prosecuting Mexican drug traffickers. Obviously his Mexican heritage did not prevent him from doing so and doing so successfully.
There are judges across the country who are African-American and preside over civil rights cases. There are female judges who preside over gender discrimination cases who do so impartially, and you can even look at Justice Thomas -- Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court who repeatedly, he is obviously African-American. Repeatedly has had no problem in striking down laws that have been enacted to protect or favor African-Americans from ...
OSUNA: ... affirmative action laws to Voting Rights Act of 1965 Section IV.
[21:10:08] COOPER: Luis Osuna, I appreciate you being with us. Thank you very much for clearing that up.
Back with the panel, Richard Socarides, Jonathan Martin, Errol Louis, Kayleigh McEnany, Tara Setmayer, and Joseph Borelli. Let's just start over here.
Jonathan I mean, this is not going away. I mean Donald Trump continue -- I had thought Donald Trump would come out today and try to walk it back in some way.
JONATHAN MARTIN, NATIONAL POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT, THE NEW YORK TIMES: Right.
COOPER: But he's just going barreling forward with it.
MARTIN: And I think it's because it's so personal for him. It's not just some policy issue out there. This is about him and his business and that's what he cares most passionately about is his reputation and I think that's what's under attack here and that's his concern. But it's important to address this.
He's trying to sorbate this about. Well, it's not about he's being Hispanic if the narrow issue that he's a Mexican-American. But the fact is this, in February of this year three months ago or four months ago Trump raised the same issue. And he did it at least once on TV and he called him a Hispanic. He didn't call him a Mexican back then.
Look it up, it's on Fox News Sunday in February. He said Hispanic then. And so it's not about, you know, the narrow question of well, he has bias because of his Mexican heritage and I'm building a wall. You know, three months ago he was saying Hispanic. So this is not new for Trump. This is not last week. This is not today. He has been hitting this for months now and only now are we really on it.
COOPER: And Kayleigh what's wrong with judge belonging to an ethnically-oriented professional organization? I mean if it was Catholic organization or a Jewish organization or gay organization, whatever.
KAYLEIGH MCENANY, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR, TRUMP SUPPORTER: You can be a part of any organization you want, as long as, you know, it's within the bounds of reason. So that in and of itself is not a problem. Look, Donald Trump shouldn't have pointed to his heritage, but he is right to point to this organization because this judge, a part of La Raza San Diego lawyers did oversee to giving scholarship to an illegal immigrant. Whether you think that's a good or a bad thing, it just say something about what the judge thinks of illegal immigrants that they should be in this country and not only that, he awarded a scholarship.
So, it is fair that in light of the actions of this judge. Like for instance, why did he unseal documents knowing their political repercussions instead of reviewing them in camera, that would have achieved the same goal. Why is he entertaining a lawsuit that most multiple attorney generals have dismissed as frivolous? Why? You know, these are actions that are questionable and Donald Trump believe ...
COOPER: So this organization gave a scholarship to an illegal immigrant, the judge is part of organization.
MCENANY: And he oversaw for giving him the scholarship.
COOPER: So what does that have to do with Trump University and his ability to rule on...
MCENANY: Donald Trump believes that there have been bias actions in this case, the ones that I just mentioned. So he steps back and asks himself ...
COOPER: But Donald Trump hasn't mentioned any of that. With Donald Trump his admission ...
MCENANY: He has.
COOPER: ... his ethnicity and his membership in this organization which he has called an activist organization.
MCENANY: In the Tapper interview, he mentioned many of actions and Jake Tapper even said I don't want to litigate the case in here. COOPER: But he clearly has conflated two organizations.
MCENANY: He did initially.
MCENANY: He spokes person did. Yes. But he had listed many actions that he had disagreed with that the judge took to Jake Tapper and Jake said, you know, I don't want to litigate this case on air. So he has appointed to those actions. The problem is when he steps back and he says, you know why is there this bias instead of pointing to the organization and listening to the argument that maybe he is for illegal immigration I'm against it and maybe that's plan to it.
He wants to make that argument, that's fine. The problem is saying Mexican heritage and not pointing to the organizations specifically. That's where he made the mistake (inaudible) step back.
COOPER: If he said a Jew cannot be unbiased in a case if because he based on some policy, would that be an anti-Semitic?
MCENANY: Well he's not even saying that with regards to this Mexican judge because if he had a problem with just the fact it's not the Mexicans of, the American judge with Mexican heritage. He's American, let's make that very clear.
COOPER: Well, Donald Trump is not making that very clear though.
MCENANY: He should. He should. He absolutely should make that very clear. But here's the thing, if he had a problem with this judge simply having a Mexican heritage then why does he not bring up this problem many years ago and the judge became part of the case. He's only bringing it up this now in light of these actions. It's not the right logic. I disagree what he said, but if you are bias ...
TARA SETMAYER, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: Oh, my goodness gracious. He's not just bringing this up now because all of the sudden he had epiphany that oh this guy has Mexican ethnicity so he is bias against me. He's bringing this up now because the Trump University fraud case is very damaging to his reputation and it's moving forward. He had no problems. That's right. Why -- and if this was the issue, either the judge was so awful, why didn't he move to have him removed two years ago.
So this is for political expediency. Trump is feeding into his certain element of xenophobia and racism in the Republican Party. Unfortunately, and I'm embarrassed of my party for feeding into this and he knows exactly what he's saying. You know what Jonathan he probably didn't say Mexican back when he said Hispanic because he wasn't in California where he knows that there's a lot of tension with illegal immigration, particularly Mexicans in California. So he was feeding into that. And something else I want to point.
(CROSSTALK) SETMAYER: Hold on. There something else I want to point out. Donald Trump said in that interview with Jake Tapper that other attorney generals threw this case out and use the examples of Texas and Florida. What he left out was that he donated to both campaigns of the attorney generals in those states, $35,000 to Greg Abbott and $25,000 in illegal campaign contribution to Pam Bondi. Both of those states were prepared. Their offices were prepared with very valid cases against Trump University and a deputy director...
[21:15:16] RICHARD SOCARIDES, HILLARY CLINTON SUPPORTER: I mean, I think it's very difficult, you know? It's very difficult to debate the small facts of these things...
SOCARIDES: ... when we don't really know all the small facts. Either now you brought this issue in here about a scholarship. But I think the point that Tara makes is an important one that we may really be seeing a important turning point in the campaign. We may look back on this and say this was a week were things really changed because I think that Mr. Trump, you know, it's all about Trump University, right? And we're losing sight of the fact that these issues come up, his attack on the press, then his attack on the judge, then some of his other things that came up today.
I thought what Ana Navarro said was very telling, you know, that's -- that there are some Republicans who are now turning on him because I think he has become unhinged around these allegations around Trump University. Now I think part of it is that it strikes a chord at a very personal level, you know, where he is being called a fraud, you know? But this is a contract dispute. This is a contract dispute. It can be resolved by ...
MARTIN: He's a Republican nominee for president. In June, talking about a court case against him and his business dealings instead of prosecuting a kind of message whatsoever against his Democratic nominee. Look, today you've got pretty weak may jobs numbers coming out. He hasn't talked about it at all today. I mean there's one tweet I think, but why isn't he going after Hillary Clinton on any number of policy issues talking about sort of lack of jobs in this country.
COOPER: But Joseph's point earlier which while he is being asked about it. But another candidate...
MARTIN: It's not practice and if political standpoint.
COOPER: Another about candidate might be asked about it, but say, you know what this is a court matter. It's going to be settled in the courts. I'm here to talk about this, but Donald Trump cannot do that. MARTIN: He doesn't want to do that because he wants to litigate everything against him. That's who he is. But in a general election scenario to keep doing this over and over again, anybody in politics would say this is crazy.
JOSEPH BORELLI, CO-CHAIR, DONALD TRUMP NY CAMPAIGN: By large, he's right. I mean, this is a week that -- I think its yesterday. This is a week that for all other measures would have been a good week for Donald Trump and yet we're distracted by this case and we're distracted by his comments. If he had a criticism, which some of them might be valid about the way the case is being handled, the way documents have been unsealed. Maybe the judge is biased beyond what he says about his heritage or maybe the judge is bias, who knows.
What about the biggest perhaps conflict of interest in the case and that the attorney general of the state is one of Hillary Clinton's leadership members of the state. So, you know, there are things you can criticize about the way the case is being handled.
MARTIN: I hear for last week from the state about her e-mails.
MARTIN: I mean, there's so much out there.
BORELLI: By this unfortunate comment that a lot of his supporters like me have to shake their head.
SETMAYER: Because Trump University strikes to the heart of Donald Trump's entire candidacy. What was sold to people at Trump University was a complete fraud. He said one thing they presented one thing and preyed on people's vulneraba1ity. He's doing the exact same thing as political candidate. That's why Marco Rubio and everyone else was calling him a con because the parallels are eerily reminiscent of what he is doing to the American people.
COOPER: So Errol because I mean during the primary battles, I mean this was all brought up. It was brought up by other GOP candidates. It didn't stick then. It didn't seem to influence primary voters. The question is -- and, you know, Richard saying this is going to be a turning point. How many times have I heard folks on the television saying ...
ERROL LOUIS, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: This is it.
COOPER: ... this is it? I mean now what he said about ...
LOUIS: Well this thus feel different on that.
COOPER: What he said about John McCain, what he said about, you know, the community waivers. LOUIS: Yeah. Show highlight. It does feel a little differently. And that's in part because, you know, if you had 20 million people who vote in primary, well you got to add another 100 million people who are going to be voting in or a 100 plus million who are going to be voting in November. So, a lot of people are tuning into this for the first time. I think one thing that's going on here though, Anderson, it's kind of interesting. On his mentor, Trump's mentor, one of the people that he talks about all the time, Roy Cohen, a hard edged, kind of an attorney who famously would, you know, sort of say ...
LOUIS: ... (inaudible) Joe McCarthy, but what's relevant is as a powerhouse New York lawyer which is kind of ...
LOUIS: ... how I (inaudible). Yeah and he was the kind of lawyer who would say I don't need to know about the case, I just need to know who the judge is. And he would go in, and he would work his magic. And Trump was (inaudible), you know? And so, this is classic strategy for ...
COOPER: Right, also classic strategy was to throw everything up against the wall to see what's there.
LOUIS: That's exactly right.
SETMAYER: And also not to apologize.
LOUIS: And so this would be a valid way. You meant, maybe unsavory, but a valid way to try to move forward the case and win the case, but there are a lot of after effects in the political world. You know the outside world is watching this, you know, sort of you in a horror, including some his supporters. And meanwhile, yeah, maybe he's making, you know, he's kind of letting the judge know he's going to coming after him.
COOPER: I knew Roy Cohen when I was a little kid.
COOPER: Even when I was a little kid, I knew he was a nasty piece of work.
COOPER: I was scared of Roy Cohen even though I was like 8 years old, all right?
SOCARIDES: Anderson, the amazing thing about the discussion tonight is no one is defending this. No one -- none of this Trump supporters r here tonight, Ana, nobody. I mean, you haven't been able to find the producers of your show. I've not been able to can't find any Republican who really wants to come here tonight and defend this. That's an important point.
[21:20:15] MCENANY: At the end of the day, the American people care about the jobs report that was released this morning ...
SOCARIDES: Yes, but Donald Trump doesn't seen here.
MCENANY: ... about the Middle East being on a fire. There are a lot of fault lines in this country and they don't rest on the litigation ...
MCENANY: ... they don't rest upon the litigation that's taking place with Trump University.
SETMAYER: And the American ...
MCENANY: People are hurt and they -- honestly, I think that they look at this and they kind of laugh and they think -- really they think ...
SOCARIDES: Oh, I don't think people is laughing.
SETMAYER: No. No one ...
SOCARIDES: I really don't think ...
SETMAYER: You think that people are laughing about this?
SETMAYER: Wait a minute, you think that people who are the subject of racism and bigotry in this country are laughing at the fact that a potential president of the United States is focused obsessively ...
SETMAYER: There's nothing funny about that.
MCENANY: I think ...
COOPER: One at a time. One at a time. One at a time. Let Kayleigh respond.
MCENANY: I think most people don't think Donald Trump is a racist. I think most people sit in their homes and they think -- they don't think most people think other races are inferior. I don't think that they think someone who millions of people legitimately have voted for in this country.
SOCARIDES: However, I do not think that most people looking physically that he is qualified to be president of the United States.
MCENANY: I think that they care about their families. They care about their families and they care about whose going to make ...
COOPER: OK. There's only one way we'll know this and that probably in Election Day or we will see what else happens tomorrow. I want to thank everybody.
Just ahead, headings to the final primary stress Bernie Sanders under going pressure to drop out, where the pressure is coming from. Plus, new buzz about Elizabeth Warren possibly joining the ticket with Hillary Clinton.
Also ahead, breaking news in Texas where the death toll from devastating floods has risen. The search for four missing Fort Hood Soldier has ended in worst way possible. Details ahead.
[21:25:14] COOPER: We are just four days from the final Super Tuesday at the primary season. A week later the District of Columbia votes and tonight there's word that Bernie Sanders is facing growing pressure to drop out include the way for the healing to begin.
By CNN's count, Hillary Clinton is just 70 delegates away from clinching the nomination. There's also buzz tonight on who might be the running pick for vice president. CNN Senior Political Reporter Manu Raju was here with the latest.
Manu, is the primary season wraps up next Tuesday? I mean, I understand there's increasing pressure from top level Democrats for Bernie Sanders to drop out. What have you heard?
MANU RAJU, CNN SENIOR POLITICAL REPORTER: Yeah, that's right, Anderson. There's a real fear among top Democrats if Bernie Sanders stays in the race headed into July and incites his supporters against a rigged system and Clinton herself that it really only help Donald Trump. So they are in many ways hoping Sanders will see the writing on the wall himself conclude he has no path of victory.
Now, I'm told that Harry Reid, the Senate Minority Leader made that case in a phone call last month to Sanders about why he should step aside after next week's primaries. Sanders of course is saying that he's going to carrying on until July. So if he doesn't drop out, there are number of different things.
Party officials are actually discussing to make Sanders happy, including reforming the nomination process, giving Sanders a major speaking slot at the convention, dumping the head of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman Schultz whom Sanders backers really dislike and even urging Clinton to pick someone for vice president who is inline with the Sanders ring of the party.
COOPER: And Congressional Democrats are also weighing in on who should be the V.P. pick for Clinton.
RAJU: That's right. I mean, Elizabeth Warren is really getting a lot of buzz these days, Anderson, especially after she is emerged the leading anti-Trump surrogate. She is someone who seen as someone who could bring along and Sanders disrespected supporters into the fold, energize the base, even if her politics are very liberal. It may not play very well in parts of the country.
I'm told Harry Reid is very open to the idea of a Warren running mate, which is a significant shift because he had publicly said that he would oppose strongly any senator who is the -- who is Republican -- where is the Republican governor like in Massachusetts.
Now, a source close to Warren tells me that the Warren and Clinton camps had been speaking increasingly and building a relationship of sorts after the two had sort of viewed each other rather and rarely.
COOPER: She hasn't endorsed Clinton though, has she?
RAJU: No, she hasn't and that's really put Warren in a by and giving that virtually all of her Senate Democratic colleagues except for a couple has sided with Clinton.
She's been skeptical about Clinton's ties "The Wall Street" but in -- and to represent that same populous wing of the party that Bernie Sanders does, but she also recognizes that Clinton is likely to win. So she decided not to back Sanders and be neutral that brought him criticism from both sides.
But, now that the Clinton and Sanders camps maybe looking for a neutral arbiter to negotiate a settlement, Anderson, she can presumably play that role of peacemaker and the source tells me that she takes that very seriously.
COOPER: All right, Manu Raju. Manu, thanks.
RAJU: Thank you.
COOPER: All three presidential candidates are campaigning in California. Tonight, Hillary Clinton expected shortly at a rally in San Bernardino.
In an interview today with our Jake Tapper, she took game again at Donald Trump saying that he deserve some of the blame for violence that broken out in some of his events, including last night outside the Trump rally in San Jose where things turned violent between protesters and the Trump supporters.
They mainly erupted these hours after Secretary Clinton delivered a blistering speech calling Trump "temperamentally unfit" to be president. Jake's full interview with Clinton air Sunday on "State of the Union," but here's part of it.
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TAPPER: Madam Secretary, thank you so much for doing this. HILLARY CLINTON, (D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Thank you, Jake, good to see you.
TAPPER: Appreciate it. So you had some very strong comments about Donald Trump yesterday. I asked him about specifically the one where you said that you couldn't trust him with the nuclear codes. It's not tough to imagine him bringing the country into war because somebody got under his very thin skin. That's pretty close to a quote.
And his response was, "Hey, she's the one that voted to go to war in Iraq." How do you respond to that?
CLINTON: Well, I think the speech yesterday was really an attempt to present to the American people everything that he has said, what he has proposed that he would do, which violates Republican and Democratic agreement about how to be strong in the world, how to present ourselves, how to protect our allies and our friends, how to take on our rivals where necessary.
And I'm happy to put my record up against his, you know, comments, his rants and his outright lies any time.
TAPPER: There been some -- there were some really ugly images on the TV screens yesterday, some really reprehensible assaults, attacks by anti-Trump protesters against people who support Donald Trump. Do you condemn the violence? What is your message to people who are protesting Donald Trump?
CLINTON: I condemn all violence in our political arena.
[21:30:03] I condemned it when Donald Trump was inciting it and congratulating people who were engaging in it. I condemned it by those who are taking violent to a protest to physical assault against Donald Trump. This has to end.
He set a very bad example. He created an environment in which it seemed to be acceptable for someone running for president to be inciting violence, to be encouraging his supporters. Now we're seeing people who are against him responding in kind. It should all stop.
The police have a hard enough job trying to make sure that we're able to gather and talk about the issues facing our country and Trump has lowered the bar. And now, is it a surprise that people who don't like him are stepping over that low bar? I don't think it is. He needs to condemn all violence by everyone. I already have. I will continue to do so.
TAPPER: When you were launching your criticism, your attack against Trump University, which is in the middle of a civil suit for fraud, the Trump campaign started hitting back by questioning donations to the Clinton Foundation and how the money is spent.
There have been questions in the media about that, and I'm not equating Trump University with the Clinton Foundation, but do you think those questions undermined at all your argument against the Trump Foundation -- the Trump University? CLINTON: Not at all. I mean, really, this is like an absurd comparison. We have disclosed everything. You can see what we do. We have -- we put out reports. You -- we could find you millions of people who feel that their lives have been improved because of the work.
Contrast that, the Attorney General of New York has said that Trump U is basically a fraud. It's a fraud where Donald Trump has preyed on people, has taken them by asking them to max out their credit cards to a point of financial despair and walked away.
So I will let the lawsuits go on. I think it's very clear even from the testimony we've already heard about from his close associates that even people working in it call it fraudulent. And, you know, look, he has to answer to that.
TAPPER: Madam Secretary, thank you so much. Good luck in California ...
CLINTON: Thank you.
TAPPER: ... in the tough race you got.
CLINTON: Well, we're doing well. We're going to go all the way to the finish line.
TAPPER: All right, thank you so much. Appreciate it.
CLINTON: Thank you.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
COOPER: Well, back to Donald Trump next and one of Hillary Clinton's criticisms, his lack of foreign policy experience where criticism are basic question. What kind of overseeing experienced does Donald Trump have it all? We'll show you where he has been and why, when we continue.
[21:36:36] COOPER: Hillary Clinton built her critique of Donald Trump yesterday on two pillars. His temperament and in her view his lack of experience on the world stage which raises the question just what kind of exposure to the world has Donald Trump had. Maybe more than you might imagine.
CNN's Sunlen Serfaty looked into it.
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SUNLEN SERFATY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Donald Trump has plenty of stamps in his passport logging thousands of international miles often in his own private jet.
TRUMP: I have an automatic air force. In fact, this is one of my planes, right? I have a nice air force nobody is in traveling. SERFATY: Trump says it all comes with the territory of being a global business man.
TRUMP: Some of the greatest assets in world, buildings and some of the great assets of the world, Turnberry and Scotland and so many things.
SERFATY: The CNN analysis of Trumps past comments in media reports finds that he's visited at least 18 countries, including Israel, the United Arab Emirates, India, Turkey, Australia, and Brazil among others.
TRUMP: Dubai and Qatar are these places, and you take a look at their airports. You go to China. You look at some of these airports, it's the most incredible thing you've ever seen.
SERFATY: Whether he is parachuting in and out to close a deal, opening a resorts or attending a beauty pageant, most of Trump's foreign travel appears to be centered around his business ventures.
TRUMP: I know Russia well. I had a major event in Russia two or three years ago, the Miss Universe contest, which was a big, big incredible event.
SERFATY: The presumptive Republican nominee argues his global business presence translates into presidential experienced.
TRUMP: I have done a lot of traveling. I've done a lot of deals outside of this country.
SERFATY: And gives him a rapport with world leaders.
TRUMP: We have hundreds of deals being negotiated all over the world by my company and I deal with presidents and I deal with prime ministers. I deal with everybody.
SERFATY: But Trump's willingness for world travel has it limits. Asked by "The New York Times" if he's never been to Iraq, Trump replied, "never," joking that the most dangerous place he's been is Brooklyn.
Sunlen Serfaty, CNN, Washington.
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COOPER: Up next, there's breaking news in the search for those Fort Hood Soldiers swept away in flood waters, authorities with an update that no ones really wanted to here. And our Chad Myers, will look at the devastating flood damage across much of Texas tonight.
[21:42:45] COOPER: There's breaking news tonight out of Fort Hood, Texas. A grim update on four missing soldiers swept away in flash flooding. Our Nick Valencia is at Fort Hood tonight. What have you learned, Nick? NICK VALENCIA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: It is a dark day here at Fort Hood at a press conference a short time ago, Anderson. Officials at Fort Hood announced that those four remaining missing soldiers were found dead. In all 9 of the 12, they were part of this tactical training mission, perished as a result of that mission. A spokesman for Fort Hood tells me that they were in the process of clearing out a paved road parallel to the dirt road that they were on. You have to remember, this is a very low lying area, a lot of severe weather in the area, when their 17-ton tactical vehicle was overtaken by flood water. Fortunately, there was a vehicle in the area that was able to rescue three of the soldiers, part of the mission.
Unfortunately, Anderson, and you know this as well as I do, Fort Hood is incredibly accustom to losing soldiers on the combat field, not so much on the training exercise field. Last time something like this happened here at Fort Hood was back in 2000 where one person was killed in that event. Anderson?
COOPER: It's just a devastating loss. I assume there's going to be an investigation?
VALENCIA: Absolutely. Yeah. We mentioned those three remaining, surviving soldiers, I should say, they were released from the hospital earlier today. We understand they're recovering with their families. They will be questioned by investigators. We're told by a spokesman here at Fort Hood that there's a team of seven coming in from Fort Rucker, Alabama to try to get to the bottom of exactly what led to this tragedy. Anderson?
COOPER: Our thoughts and our prayers are with their families and their comrades. Nick Valencia, Nick, thank you.
The danger isn't over in Texas. More rain is falling in parts of the state tonight, already in just three days. Houston surpassing its monthly rain average for June with more than seven inches. The Governor declaring a state of disaster in 31 counties. To look the devastation, here is Chad Myers.
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CHAD MYERS, CNN METEOROLOGIST: Historic, record-breaking, yes. But life changing is more appropriate. The heavy rainfall and flooding in central and southeastern Texas has been unrelenting. El Nino has helped change this once drought stricken wasteland into a flooding hell, taking the toll on the most vulnerable, like the (inaudible) family. They had no time to save their belongings and now only have the clothes they are wearing.
What are they feeling right now?
[21:45:02] ANGIE ORTIZ, RED CROSS VOLUNTEER: Well, they feel lost. They don't have anywhere to go. They -- some guys are even sleeping in their trucks and their cars. We have people that are bunking in together, you know, the houses that didn't get affected, so they're taking in other families as well.
MYERS: Pictures from the ground won't do this flood justice. A flyover reveals the true devastation.
Most of the water you see fell a couple of days ago, well upstream, but now the people are flooding downstream, and yet the rain won't stop. Days and days of rain forecast that make this water even higher.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has witnessed the danger first hand.
GOV. GREG ABBOTT, TEXAS: I've heard about stories, about far too many people who think that they we're able to drive through water only to get washed away. I've seen too many stories about people who go around barricades only to drive into fast moving water and get swept away.
MYERS: Those who have homes inside man-made levees have been spared. But those without that protection have suffered the most.
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COOPER: And Chad joins us now from Richmond, Texas. I understand there's a new batch of storms coming through the area this weekend, Chad?
MYERS: Yes. Anderson, what we have now is a completely saturated ground. Obviously, this is water, this is the dirt. But it's mud. So when the sun comes out, all of a sudden this evaporates, turn it into more humidity, and we get more storms and more clouds. So we have this feedback effect going right now.
And I know that home back there may not look like much I've seen this better days, but that was someone's home. And those are the vulnerable people I was talking about. It didn't really hit the rich and famous with levees all around their homes, it hit the people in the low land areas that really will not have renter's insurance, don't have homeowner's insurance, don't have flood insurance. And this is -- because this river is six feet higher than it's ever, ever been before in history. They had no idea it was coming here. One more thing coming, as soon as this water goes down, the stagnant water will be a mosquito breeding ground. And we know what that can bring.
COOPER: All right, Chad, thanks very much. Appreciate you covering down there.
Still to come, the season four debut of "Morgan Spurlock Inside Man". Getting up close, look at the -- a lot of gambling. Morgan joins us, shares details on this high roller adventure when we continue.
[21:51:07] COOPER: We're just minutes away from the season four the premier of CNN's Original Series "Morgan Spurlock Inside Man". Tonight Morgan will takes a remark of gambling in America. Everyone's premium course is strike hand with but there's only the nightmare of gambling addiction. Morgan covers it all tonight. I spoke to him recently.
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COOPER: So in the premier episode you go all in on the world of gambling, you go to Vegas. Do you -- I'm not a gambler. It goes against everything -- I just -- I keep giving away money.
MORGAN SPURLOCK, CNN HOST "INSIDE MAN": Yes. Well, I hear my mother in the back of my head ...
SPURLOCK: ... every time I put money down, she's like do you know what you could buy with that? That's a pair of pants. That's a phone bill.
COOPER: Do you gamble?
SPURLOCK: Yeah. I like gambling. It's kind of this in my nature so I feel like I do enjoy gambling. But I do -- I can't gamble lots of money because then I do hear my mother yelling at me.
COOPER: What surprised you most? I mean, you know, we've all been to Vegas. What surprised you most about this trip to Vegas?
SPURLOCK: I think that it's just the sheer volume of people that continue to go there. Every year, we were chasing that dream. They're cashing that moment and this is going to be the one that changes everything and that's what everybody buys into. Everybody buys into -- it's -- I'm going to be the guy. I'm going to the one that's in the video that, you know, I got $10 million.
COOPER: I've done a couple of -- so I can win the presidential debates -- it was in Vegas and you know, at 3:00 a.m. you see people and the slot machines smoking and, you know ...
SPURLOCK: Still there.
COOPER: And at the ATMs it's got this sort of gambling anonymous numbers. People who are taking out a lot money. You actually talked to somebody who ...
SPURLOCK: We did.
COOPER: ... had contemplated suicide.
SPURLOCK: And (inaudible) he contemplated suicide but lost everything. Lost their business, lost their families. You know, basically gambled away other's people's money. You know, there was a lawyer who was taking money from the actual firm, from other people who are paying, they got -- we represent them but he was gambling away the money so it did and such an addiction.
And I think there is that positive happy side that we see all the time of, you know, buy the lottery ticket or come to Vegas and you could win it all. But there's a real dark side that we died into the show.
COOPER: Also, I mean obviously there's been over the last couple of decades, you know, a huge growth in the American communities, gambling. You talked to some members ...
SPURLOCK: We did, we were to drive in South Dakota, who they have seen such a huge upswing, like this will try to make $60 million a year in their casino and all that money is going back in now. You know, originally there was one of those tribes that were setup where there was a corporate -- a corporation running in and now it is all the tribe. They control everything they get all the money and it all goes right back into infrastructure and it's ...
COOPER: So it's actually have benefits for the tribe?
SPURLOCK: Huge benefits. Yeah.
COOPER: And what else are you going to look at? Can you say what else ...
SPURLOCK: The season?
COOPER: You're going to have the season. Yes.
SPURLOCK: And when we have some great episodes, we do an amazing episode next week about space where we went to NASA and space tech (ph) ...
COOPER: Oh cool.
SPURLOCK: ... and we talk about -- and yeah, it's very cool, virgin galactic where we talk about the commercialization of the space programs.
We do an incredibly disturbing episode about toxins which is all about how the things, that on your house ...
SPURLOCK: ... the shampoo, the perfume to your sofa.
COOPER: Once you start looking at that stuff ...
SPURLOCK: It's bad news.
SPURLOCK: And so, you don't want to go outside, but you don't want to stay inside.
SPURLOCK: So when you watch the show, you can be very upset.
COOPER: Right. And then there will be some like day lights or I don't know, there's all these steps that you've never heard of before and suddenly I'm being tested for them and it's terrifying.
SPURLOCK: And you realized how much you consume everyday and how much of it just gets into your skin. COOPER: Yeah.
SPURLOCK: And on a daily basis you're just exposed to all these carcinogens.
COOPER: Yeah. Well, I can't wait to see -- see it all but let's start again and thank you so much.
SPURLOCK: Thank you Anderson.
COOPER: Morgan Spurlock "Inside Man" season debut. Just moments away. We'll be right back.
[21:58:09] REGAN: Well does it for us Morgan Spurlock's "Inside Man" starts in just a few minutes, but first now I have to look at my being well punked for turning 49 and yes I am actually 49. This happened earlier.
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DON LEMON, CNN ANCHOR: Happy birthday Anderson. I'm told your going to be 50 years old. Wow! You don't look a day over 49.
WOLF BLITZER, CNN LEAD POLITICAL ANCHOR: All right seriously Cooper I got to do this again. And every year, I got to do this again. Happy birthday. He keeps pretending he's not getting any older, but he is. All right, standby. We're going to do this taping right now. Here we go.
Happy 50th birthday Anderson. I can't believe you're only just turning 50 years old right now seems like just yesterday you were 49.
DANA BASH, CNN CHIEF CORRESPONDENT: Look at this, look how beautiful it is, idyllic, quite, no one around. It would be the perfect place for you to spend your 50th birthday. I wish you were here with me my friend. Happy, half a century.
GARY TUCHMAN, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: 50 years old, I can't imagine what that's like. Use your way, happy birthday, let's celebrate. When you come to Atlanta, give me a call, my treat of the early bird special.
JOHN KING, CNN CHIEF CORRESPONDENT: Let's go back to 2004, Bush versus Kerry, very close race. We love covering here on CNN. We had the help of this guy, Anderson Cooper. Take look. He looks a little younger, he looks happy in that picture does it?
So let's fast forward now, 2016. Still 50 states, and still right here with us, Anderson Cooper, helping us get to the election. What you notice, it's a little bit more serious here. He's missing something, he's gained something. But that's for you to figure out at home. But still looks great to me. And Anderson, trust me from a guy who beat you to that line, 50 it's the new 30. KAYE: I heard you turned 50 years ago. You know, rumors get started, or maybe it's just the hair. I don't know. But 50, really? I mean Lyndon Johnson was president when you were born. That's incredible, man. You're old!
CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: My man, happy birthday. Good luck for you, turning 50 ain't easy. I'm 10 years away from it, but when it happens to me, I hope I look half as good as you do. You look great and the plugs they're working!
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[22:00:09] COOPER: I don't have plugs and I'm 49. I'm not 50 but I appreciate all your birthday wishes all the tweets that have been getting all day.
Thank you so much. That does it for us "Inside Man" starts right now.