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Obama Campaigns Against Trump as Clinton Takes Sick Day; New York Attorney General Opens Investigation Into Trump Foundation; Clinton to Resume Campaign Travel Thursday; Donald Trump Speaking at PA Rally. Aired 7-8p ET
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[19:00:00] ERIN BURNETT, CNN ANCHOR: OUTFRONT next, the breaking news. President Obama slams Donald Trump, says he's not fit in any way, shape or form to be president. Trump speaking live this hour. How will he hit back?
And Hillary Clinton now sick for a second day, Trump says he'll talk to Dr. Oz about his health. But why is the TV doctor already under fire before the interview even it rolls.
Plus, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte ambushed on live TV. The TV you did not see on "Dancing with the Stars" last evening. Let's go OUTFRONT.
And good evening, I'm Erin Burnett. OUTFRONT tonight, breaking news. Obama versus Trump. The President of the United States stepping in for Hillary Clinton who of course is off the trail for a second day in a row. Obama coming out swinging against Donald Trump mocking him at times and saying that Trump has being graded on a curve.
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PRES. BARACK OBAMA (D), UNITED STATES: Donald Trump says stuff every day that used to be considered as disqualifying for being president. And yet, because he said it over and over and over again the press just gives up and they just say well, yes. You know, OK.
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BURNETT: Now Trump is speaking live this hour just moments from now. Introducing him will be his daughter Ivanka who's been off the trail for a while. This is her first high profile campaign appearance since actually the Republican convention. And this comes as Trump is trying to aggressively seize the moment with Hillary Clinton off the trail. Trump tried to slam her for calling some of his supporters deplorables today.
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DONALD TRUMP, REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: Well, my opponent slanders you as deplorable and irredeemable. I called you hard- working American patriots who love your country and want a better future for all of our people.
(END VIDEO CLIP) BURNETT: We'll begin our coverage tonight with Michelle Kosinski. She is traveling with President Obama in Philadelphia where he spoke today. And Michelle, I mean, you know, he really, he loves the campaign trail. This is her first solo appearance for the campaign today trying to make up for the fight and Hillary Clinton was not out on the trail.
MICHELLE KOSINSKI, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes. This is only the second time we've seen President Obama come out. The first appearance was with Hillary Clinton and this is him trying to make this count. I mean, the White House has said his schedule really hasn't allowed more campaigning. So he was out here standing at the foot of the Philadelphia Art Museum steps. Yes, the ones from rocky. Showing quickly that he was here to support Hillary Clinton but also to punch back repeatedly and directly against Donald Trump. I mean, calling him out by name which he doesn't always do. He didn't hold back. Here is part of it.
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OBAMA: The bottom-line is that we cannot afford suddenly to treat this like a reality show. We can't afford to act as if there is some equivalence here. To be president, you have to do your homework. And you have to know what you are talking about. And you have got to apply steady judgment even when things don't go your way. And you have got to make the tough calls even when they are not popular.
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KOSINSKI: The President hit out at the Republican Party saying it's fanning resentment and blame sounding incredulous at times saying, look what's happened to it. He also called out Donald Trump for his knowledge, his business dealing, his praising of Vladimir Putin. And even his charity work and said that Trump is hiding his tax returns. So look at President Obama as Hillary Clinton's most popular, most influential supporter right now and this is what we can expect much more of when he gets out onto the trail in earnest next month -- Erin.
BURNETT: All right. Michelle, thank you very much. As we said in Pennsylvania with the President. Of course Trump going to be in Pennsylvania speaking tonight with his daughter trying to take advantage of Clinton's absence.
Sara Murray is OUTFRONT tonight at the site of the Trump rally in Aston, Pennsylvania.
SARA MURRAY, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): With Hillary Clinton off the campaign trail for the second day in a row, Donald Trump is looking for a burst of momentum.
TRUMP: Well my opponent slanders you as deplorable and irredeemable. I call you hard-working American patriots who love your country and want a better future for all of our people. MURRAY: The GOP nominee adopting a double-barreled strategy unloading
on Clinton over her remark that half of his supporters are deplorables, with intolerant views about race, sex and religion.
TRUMP: Hillary Clinton is running a policy free campaign, she offer no ideas, no solutions and only hatred and derision. Whether you vote for me or whether you vote for someone else, I will be still your greatest champion.
[19:05:03] MURRAY: And rules out some new policy of his own calling for an expanded childcare subsidy for couples earning less than half a million dollars a year. As well as guaranteeing maternity leave for new mothers whose employers don't provide it. By offering six weeks of unemployment insurance benefits. As for the Clinton campaign, its arguing Trump is the one with the negative view of Americans releasing an ad highlighting some of Trump's most controversial criticism.
TRUMP: How stupid are the people of the country?
We're building a wall.
He's a Mexican.
You got to see this guy. "Oh, I don't know what I said. I don't remember."
Clinton's camp is also seizing on this Mike Pence interview with Wolf as another signal that Trump campaign is festering intolerance.
GOV. MIKE PENCE (R), PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: Donald Trump has denounced David Duke repeatedly. We don't want his support and we don't want the support of people who think like him.
WOLF BLITZER, CNN ANCHOR: You call him a deplorable.
PENCE: No, I am not in the name calling business, Wolf. You know me better than that.
MURRAY: The Democrats piling on after Pence refused to call David Duke a former Ku Klux Klan leader deplorable. Clinton tweeted, "If you won't say the KKK is deplorable, you have no business running the country." As Tim Kaine argued that failing to call out bigotry only fuels it.
SEN. TIM KAINE (D), VICE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: If you cannot call out bigotry, if you cannot call out racism, xenophobia, if you can't call it out and you are standing around silent around it, you are enabling it to grow. You are enabling it to become more powerful.
MURRAY: All this as Duke who recently touted himself as one of Trump's deplorables on Twitter celebrates Pence's response on social media and in interviews.
MURRAY: Now Donald Trump will take the stage here in Pennsylvania in just a few minutes. We're expecting him to lay out more details about his child care proposals all part of a push to win over more women voters and more suburban voters. But of course, the big question Erin is, how he's going to pay for all of these new proposals. Back to you.
BURNETT: All right. Sara, thank you very much. And of course counting down to that appearance by Trump and his daughter in moments.
OUTFRONT now, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord who served as White House political director for presidents Reagan and now Clinton supporters. Nayyera Haq, spokesperson at the State Department. And the former mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter.
Mayor Nutter, let me start with you. Trump on the trail, hammering Clinton. She's off the trail sick. Obviously two days in a row without seeing her sound to rebut him is a big opportunity for him. The polls are tightening. Is this valuable time lost for her?
MICHAEL NUTTER (D), FORMER PHILADELPHIA MAYOR: Well, the fact of the matter is that every now and then because candidates are human like everyone else, sometimes people get sick. And she should take care of herself. There is still a lot of time on the clock. And obviously wants to be in good shape. So, you know, I would expect the other candidate is going to continue to campaign. Just because Hillary Clinton is not campaigning doesn't mean that Donald Trump going to go home. You know, you make up the time.
BURNETT: And Jeff, you have President Obama out there who's arguably the best campaigner alive. And Hillary Clinton would be first to say much better than she, herself. So perhaps even more effective. Coming out today and today slamming Trump on using other people's donations to buy things for himself via his foundation. Here is how President Obama put it.
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OBAMA: One candidate's family foundation has saved countless lives around the world. The other candidate's foundation took money other people gave to his charity and then bought a six foot tall painting of himself. He had the taste not to go for the 10 foot version, but --
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BURNETT: A gifted campaigner.
JEFFREY LORD, DONALD TRUMP SUPPORTER: A gifted campaigner. But president, other than, and I'm saying this not because I worked for him. But because I think it's a fact. President Reagan was able to help Vice President George H.W. Bush in 1988 but that was feet that Presidents Eisenhower, and Clinton and Johnson and the whole host of presidents and both parties have not been able to do is transfer their popularity whatever that might be to their next person.
LORD: I don't really think that President Obama is going do it. I would take note and I'm very happy to be here with the former mayor of Philadelphia who would know exactly what I'm saying. The reason for President Obama to be in Philadelphia today is because that is called energizing the base. They are concerned, clearly that there are people in Philadelphia that are not as energized for Hillary Clinton as they should be. And that is why you have him right there. Because it is a Democratic city.
NUTTER: The person is always going to be out there. And people are enthusiastic about him and he does have transferability of his coalition to Hillary Clinton. That is crystal clear.
BURNETT: Nonetheless, he is in Philadelphia because they have -- they have to win it. They cannot not win Philadelphia. They could lose --
NUTTER: He's going win Philadelphia.
NAYYERA HAQ, FORMER STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESWOMAN UNDER CLINTON AND KERRY: Well, let's not forget. We've had Joe Biden there who is from Scranton. You had President Obama out there now. President Bill Clinton on the trail. These are heavyweights who were out there supporting Hillary Clinton. You don't really see any heavyweight Republicans out there supporting Donald Trump. That is a fact. The governor of Ohio was not going to be helping to turn out anybody in that critical swing state for Donald Trump. So Donald Trump has to do everything himself. Hillary Clinton has a strong operation. Multiple states and also has the power hitters now helping her clean up.
[19:10:25] BURNETT: So, let's go to the man who believes more than anyone else that Donald Trump can't do it by himself.
Corey, in the past 72 hours, this break from Hillary Clinton. You would think it would be just, you know, full steam ahead. Get on I-95 and floor it for Trump. But then he has another David Duke problem. OK? Mike Pence refusing to call David Duke deplorable. Now, he denounced him. He said, we don't want his support but then he said, I'm not going to use names. I'm not going call him deplorable.
COREY LEWANDOWSKI, TRUMP SUPPORTER: Or anything else for that matter. He's not going to call him anything. And look, I don't think --
BURNETT: He is the former grand wizard of the KKK --
BURNETT: Of course he is deplorable moving on.
LEWANDOWSKI: And Bobby Byrd -- look, Bobby Byrd who was Hillary Clinton's mentor in the U.S. Senate was also part of the KKK and what she said was -- excuse me. Excuse me. And what she said was, I don't want his support. And he apologized. So, let me talk about Governor Pence for a second. I don't think anyone has questioned his commitment to the campaign or his ability to campaign for Donald Trump or for the Republican Party. Nobody has made dispersions against Governor Pence. I don't think
this is the right time to do that. And what Governor Pence said to your colleague here was, I am not going call anybody any names. And what the difference with that is, you are now criticizing someone for not calling someone a name as opposed to getting into the mud and covering --
NUTTER: It's about organization. It's about organization.
LORD: Exactly right. You're exactly right.
NUTTER: David Duke is a deplorable person and his leadership of the KKK was deplorable as well. You should call it for what it is. The KKK is deplorable. He led that organization. He should say it.
LORD: An interview was given by Donald Trump to Matt Lauer in the today show in which he said he was a bigot and a racist.
NUTTER: I'm sorry? In 2000?
LORD: Yes. In 2000.
NUTTER: But a couple of months ago, he said he didn't know --
LORD: No, no, no. And mayor, let me ask you this. Your political party couldn't bring itself in 1924 to condemn the Ku Klux Klan. They couldn't get a platform. You just had a convention, mayor. Don't you think it is time to condemn the Ku Klux Klan?
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NUTTER: Jeff, 1924? Seriously?
LORD: Yes, that's history.
NUTTER: Get out of here.
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NUTTER: I think it's really clear whether the Democratic Party is on race and racism. I think we know about it. I think we are very clear where we are.
LEWANDOWSKI: The Democratic Party is afraid because when you look at the intensity of support between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, he has a 15 point lead. That means his people are more motivated right now. What we see is these polls right increasingly closer. The Democrats have spent a hundred million dollars running ads against Donald Trump. He is still standing. And Hillary Clinton is now off the campaign trail. And in the last four days where she had been off the trail for Monday to Thursday, Donald Trump will have been to Maryland, Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Michigan --
BURNETT: Pennsylvania. LEWANDOWSKI: Pennsylvania. And where is Hillary Clinton? She's
resting for the last seven weeks --
NUTTER: Those states have not gone away. They are not going to disappear and she'll go back. She'll go back.
HAQ: And here's the thing. She doesn't actually have to be out there on her own all the time because she has such a broad base of support. I am not sure what polls you're talking about Corey but almost all of the ones in the mainstream and mainstream media have her up by at least three to five digits and if you look at swing state of Florida, she's up 25 to 40 percent among Latinos, African-Americans.
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LEWANDOWSKI: -- Independents. She's down four points in the last Florida poll. And the L.A. Times poll today, she's down three points.
BURNETT: All right. Thanks to all. And you're all staying with me. We're standing by for Donald Trump because he is about to speak live in Pennsylvania. As we were following the breaking news, the New York Attorney General tonight opening an investigation into the Trump Foundation. We have a special report.
Plus, Trump says he will open up about his health to Dr. Oz. But how much will we really find out from this interview?
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The metaphor for me is it's a doctor's office, the studio. So, I'm not going to ask him questions he doesn't want to have answered.
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BURNETT: And when "Dancing With The Stars" turned into the protesting against the stars. The video of Ryan Lochte that you didn't see live last night.
[19:17:22] BURNETT: Breaking news. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has opened up an investigation into the Donald J. Trump Foundation.
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ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN, NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL: My interest in the -- this issue really is my capacity, is regulator of non-profits in New York State. We have been looking into the Trump Foundation to make sure it complies with the laws governing charities in New York.
(END VIDEO CLIP) BURNETT: This comes as we are learning new details about Trump Foundation donations. Some big developments tonight. Drew Griffin is OUTFRONT.
DREW GRIFFIN, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): It is a sticky little thing called a fact. Tens of millions of dollars that the Trump campaign continuously says, Donald Trump has given away without specifically providing any of the sticky little facts to back it all up.
PENCE: Anyone who knows about Donald Trump in his career knows that this is a man who's given away tens of millions of dollars to charitable causes.
ALISYN CAMEROTA, CNN ANCHOR: Joining us now is Trump's campaign manager Kelly Anne Conway. Kellyanne --
GRIFFIN: This morning in CNN's "NEW DAY," it was Trump's campaign manager's turn to dodge the question.
CAMEROTA: Part of why people are calling for him to release his taxes is so we do know how much he himself has given to charity. Will you or the campaign release exactly what that number is?
KELLYANNE CONWAY, TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER: I doubt it.
CAMEROTA: The reason I ask -- why would you doubt it?
CONWAY: I doubt it. Because this is like badgering. In other words, I don't see it as journalism. I see it as badgering.
GRIFFIN: Here is the journalism as we know it, full from the Donald J. Trump Foundation's own text filings (ph). The first thing you will notice is the foundation is relatively small. In 2014, it has just $1.3 million in the bank. And Donald Trump hasn't given any money to his foundation since 2008. The foundation receives donations from people who seem to do business or sponsor TV appearances with Donald Trump. NBC, Comedy Central. The World Wrestling Entertainment. And Trump uses that donated money to donate in his name.
The Washington Post which has done an exhaustive review of Trump's giving reported that a $10,000 donation, Trump's Foundation says it gave to the Latino Commission on AIDS was never received. Today, the director of the Latino Commission on AIDS told us the same thing then actually checked and changed his story. It turns out Trump did give $10,000 gratefully received.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I am grateful that the story come out because I was able to clarify the confusion that happened when they were putting this story together.
GRIFFIN: In a second instance, The Washington Post reported Trump's foundation failed to give a $10,000 donation to the Giving Back Fund. A fund devoted to professional athletes charitable causes. It turns out Trump in fact did give money there too. "We just did an exhaustive search," the charity wrote to CNN, "and did finally find a record of it." Trump apparently made the donation to the charity's Ben Roethlisberger foundation, not to the foundation itself.
GRIFFIN: Erin, we just found another inconsistency. Just within the last hour that bolsters Donald Trump's claim he's been attacked unfairly. The Trump's foundation tax forms showed that he gave a thousand dollars to a group called friends of veterans in Vermont. The Post report said, they didn't receive that donation. Well, we checked and a Florida charity with the same name did get the thousand bucks in 2013. Now, it looks like a case of sloppiness on the Trump Foundation's part.
We contacted The Washington Post with what we found. They say, they weren't any inaccuracies or inconsistencies in their story but they have since updated the story on the website. This is only going feed Erin into the pushback we're getting from the Trump campaign that reporting on Trump's charitable contributions are filled with inaccuracies. Today again though we have asked, and repeatedly asked over and over again, where are the specifics on these tens of millions of dollars supposedly donated? We haven't gotten an answer -- Erin.
BURNETT: All right. Drew, thank you very much.
My panel back with me. Mayor, this is pretty significant. Big story came out. It got a lot of attention that Trump said he gave money and he didn't gave money and the Attorney General of New York now investigating the foundation and then it turns out that at least in three of these cases what the foundation said it did, it did.
NUTTER: Yes. I mean, I guess it just always seems to be something over on the Trump side whether on the campaign side, the business side or now the foundation side. Gave a contribution, didn't give a contribution. Oh, we suddenly found it. We never got it. Et cetera, et cetera. I mean, this is always something with them and I mean, it just can't seem to get their act together.
BURNETT: And Corey, this doesn't change. First of all, there are still some questions on some of the donations, it also doesn't change that Trump himself has not donated to his own foundation since the year 2008. So some of these core issues do not change.
[19:22:07] LEWANDOWSKI: What Donald Trump has said and he continues to say is he gives his money to charities personally. So, he doesn't give to it his foundation. He gives it personally. And what we saw is when he raised $6 million for veterans this year. He wrote a million dollar check out of his own personal account and he gave it to the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation. You can check it. Jim who is the head of the foundation, he received that check. It was a million dollar. No one's talking about that. In three additional instances which you've just outlined, The Washington Post has done shoddy work to say the least.
This would not be accepted in a college paper when you go back to verify that the individual whose say they receive the money actually receive the money. We've got three instances now where they say Donald Trump gave them, ten thousand, ten thousand, a thousand dollars. The Washington Post says, it didn't occur. Now we have the CEOs of those charities saying, actually we did receive the money. How many other instances did the Washington Post not verify before they decided to write a pejorative column against Donald Trump disparaging him --
BURNETT: Now, I will note -- I will note --
LEWANDOWSKI: Who had given hundreds of million dollars in charity.
BURNETT: The Washington Post is saying that they standby what they reported, because when they called those charities at the time, that is what they told them.
NUTTER: That's what they said.
NAQ: -- about the Washington Post and look at this as a matter of transparency. Right? We're always talking about the Hillary's transparency. Donald Trump has yet to release his tax returns. That would answer any and all questions we have about what a personal charitable giving us. What is giving us to the Trump Foundation. Now, the Clinton Foundation has had to open its record. Trump Foundation should too. If there is going to be transparency on one side and --
BURNETT: It would answer all of the questions. Going to his personal donations. If there is proof and they say tens of millions of dollars. Just put the tax returns out there. It is all there.
LORD: My view is that this whole tax thing. I mean, we've had presidents of the United States all the way up until Richard Nixon who never released their tax returns. I mean, I think -- I just think this has become --
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NUTTER: And everyone since has. And everyone since has. I released 10 years of my tax returns.
NUTTER: I was only running for mayor.
NUTTER: He should release his tax returns. That is just what you do.
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BURNETT: Let me ask Mayor about something happened here on this issue though. Because when you come to the investigation of the Trump Foundation, Mayor, you have the Attorney General of New York doing this. OK. This is a man who has endorsed Hillary Clinton, donated the maximum amount of money that he could to her campaign last year. Twenty seven hundred dollars. Joined her New York Leadership Council. She says that on her own site. How can he come out and investigate the Trump Foundation, doesn't that at the least -- a little funny?
NUTTER: I doubt that the New York Attorney General is personally doing the investigation. This is what you have an office for. But I mean, the rules are the rules. And I would not say that someone giving someone a contribution compromises their ability -- they took an oath do their job. He'll do his job.
LORD: I want to say something about the Attorney General of New York. I've looked into these three years ago. This guy, I don't know how else to say it is a sleaze. A former Democratic state senator who was convicted and went to prison for the Feds, accused him of being corrupt. He went for the Trump family for contribution. One time after another after another and then said, oh don't worry about an investigation --
BURNETT: But wouldn't that tell that he is actually is ethical because he took the money from them when he's still investigating. Doesn't sound like he has a point.
LORD: No. The point here is this guy is doing, he wants to be governor of New York. This is how he said, the last couple of governors have been attorneys general. He's a sleaze and that is what this is all about. This is just one more politically corrupt play on his part.
BURNETT: My point about the Trump, you know, he gives money to the Trumps and then investigate --
LEWANDOWSKI: Question the Attorney General is highly partisan in the State of New York and this is politically motivating. I find it amazing that we are within eight weeks --
BURNETT: So, Ben, would you also say that Pam Bondi not investigating the Trump University is politically motivated? I mean, isn't, you know, if you are going to say one, then, don't you need to say the other?
LEWANDOWSKI: This person in the state of New York is using their power selectively. When they had the opportunity to mandate that all of the foundation donations to the Clinton Foundation that were foreign, they disclosed as New York law says. He says, no, no. We don't have to disclose those. It's OK. You don't have to disclose your foreign donations. That is very clear. But now he's systematically going after the Trump Foundation with eight weeks to go in a presidential campaign, nothing is more --
BURNETT: All right. We'll hit pause there. Next, Donald Trump is about to take the stage at any moment. His daughter Ivanka is going to be with him, introducing him. And as one former CIA chief says, Putin is playing Donald Trump another joins his campaign.
And the former head of the CIA James Woolsey will be my guest this hour.
Plus, the day before Trump talks to Dr. Oz about his health, the TV doctor is already promising no tough questions.
[19:30:29] BURNETT: Breaking news moments ago: the Clinton campaign confirming Hillary Clinton will return to the campaign trail on Thursday which means she'll have been off the trail for three days following her health scare on Sunday, four days actually. That is not stopping Clinton from trying to turn the tables, though, in her critics.
Brianna Keilar is OUTFRONT.
BRIANNA KEILAR, CNN SENIOR POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Hillary Clinton resting up at home with pneumonia while battling questions about her transparency over a weekend health scare.
ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: Why keep it a secret?
HILLARY CLINTON (D), PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: Well, I just didn't think it was going to be that big of a deal.
KEILAR: Clinton's campaign only revealing her diagnoses after this video surfaces of her nearly collapsing Sunday while leave in leaving a 9/11 ceremony in New York early. Initially, her campaign said she was dehydrated and overheated. Then revealed she had been diagnosed with pneumonia two days before. She and her husband are trying to set her medical state straight.
WILLIAM J. CLINTON, FORMER PRESIDENT: Frequently -- not frequently, rarely but on more than one occasion over the last many, many years, the same sort of things have happened to her when she got severely dehydrated.
CLINTON: Oh, I think only twice that I can recall. You know, it is something that has occurred a few times over the course of my life. And, you know, I'm aware of it and usually can avoid it.
KEILAR: Donald Trump also facing questions about his medical history having released very little information besides a colorful letter from his doctor, saying his test results were astonishingly excellent and that Trump will be the healthiest individual ever elected as president.
His campaign manager Kellyanne Conway defending him.
KELLYANNE CONWAY, TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER: I don't know why we need such extensive medical reporting when we all have a right to privacy.
KEILAR: Even as she said Clinton should release more health information. CONWAY: I agree with you, it's an important issue and I think that
there's one candidate in this race who's had recent health challenges that we all saw.
KEILAR: Trump promises to release results of a recent physical and will discuss them in an appearance on "The Dr. Oz Show" this week, although the doctor says he'll only discuss what Trump wants to.
DR. MEHMET OZ, THE DOCTOR OZ SHOW: So, I'm not going to ask him questions he doesn't want to have answered, and I also don't want to talk about anybody else. We're not going to be talking about the Secretary Clinton for sure. And I don't want to talk about things outside the health purview. If he puts limitations, I'll acknowledge them.
KIELAR: Now, as Donald Trump has made that promise that he'll release the result of that physical, we should point out it is something that Hillary Clinton has already done. Donald Trump not promising really any information about his medical history. So, we'll have to see on that.
But Hillary Clinton's campaign says it's working with her doctor to get some medical information together, some that we have not seen and that they're going to release that soon, Erin. But it's really unclear for both of these candidates just how extensive this information is going to be.
BURNETT: Yes. All right. Brianna, thank you.
And OUTFRONT now, professor of preventative medicine at Vanderbilt University, Dr. William Schaffner, Hillary Clinton supporter Karine Jean-Pierre, Donald Trump supporter and the former lieutenant governor of New York, Betsy McCaughey, and the executive editor of CNN Politics, Mark Preston.
Lieutenant Governor, let me start with you. Trump has not put out the detailed numbers. He says he's going to do so this week, all right? So, whether he does or doesn't, right now, all we have is that doctor letter that was written in five minutes, and he now say he's going to go on Dr. Oz and do this interview. He says he's gong to be transparent.
BETSY MCCAUGHEY, DONALD TRUMP SUPPORTER: It's going to be entertaining.
BURNETT: Entertaining it may be, but Dr. Oz is saying he won't ask anything Donald Trump wants to answer.
MCCAUGHEY: No doctor will discuss his or her patient beyond what the patient has permitted. That is true whether it's Dr. Lisa Bardack, or whether it's Mehmet Oz. No matter who it is. No doctor is going to go on television and discuss a patient more broadly or with more detail than the patient has already conceded to. That is just the way it is with the HIPAA laws. BURNETT: OK. So then should he be doing an interview with someone
who would then ask journalistic questions? I mean, this isn't going to give a perception of transparency when Trump doesn't answer when Trump doesn't want answered?
MARK PRESTON, CNN POLITICS EXECUTIVE EDITOR: Right. Let's just go back eight years when John McCain who was a cancer survivor who suffered under really bad duress, right, as a POW, opened up all his records, made his doctor available to journalists such as Sanjay Gupta, and allowed them to have a discussion about what his health was -- really set a high bar. And a bar quite frankly that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump should really aspire too.
BURNETT: So, Doctor, let me ask you, because part of the issue here of courses that you are talking about people who -- you know, Ronald Reagan was the oldest president. You have Donald Trump who would be older at election. Hillary Clinton would be the second oldest.
[19:35:01] Right now, just looking at these numbers, asking more of their age would fit with what the airline industry does, mandatory retirement of 65. Seventy-three percent, three quarters of companies in the S&P 500 have a mandatory retirement age for board members, half of them put that age at 72. Do people who want to be presidents of the United States also owe more to the American people?
DR. WILLIAM SCHAFFNER, PREVENTIVE MEDICINE PROFESSOR, VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY: Well, Erin, if you are talking to me -- yes, I think so. Sure. We have this terribly important office and we would like to have that information. We'd like to get some assurance these are people who are sufficiently fit, that they can conduct their office appropriately, make the importance decisions over the next four years.
So, yes, I'm all in favor of transparency and think it is a good idea.
BURNETT: So, Lieutenant Governor, Minority Leader Harry Reid is weighing into this. OK, now, let's just be fair. He said Mitt Romney paid zero taxes, that ended up being a complete falsehood. It was absolutely untrue.
MCCAUGHEY: He bragged about the falsehood afterwards.
BURNETT: OK. Here, though, he's weighing into the health debate against Donald Trump and saying something that may be others have noticed. Here he is.
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SEN. HARRY REID (D), NEVADA: He complains about her health? What does he do? He's 70 years old. He's not slim and trim. He brags about eating fast food every day. Look at his health a little bit.
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MCCAUGHEY: Look, Harry Reid has no honor. I wouldn't try to pay attention to anything he says. He is trying to repeat the assault, the very false assault he made on Mitt Romney. But let me just say this. Mrs. Clinton has red flagged her own health. Generally, aging involves some sort of tradeoff between wisdom and recall. And Mrs. Clinton has told us that she has a problem with recall when she was being interviewed by the FBI. She said again and again she didn't recall. She didn't recall --
BURNETT: That was of course in the immediate aftermath of her injury.
MCCAUGHEY: No, it was not. Let me finish. She told them this year that she did not recall ever having been briefed on how to protect classified information and she explained to the FBI, pointing directly to her concussion and her cerebral vein thrombosis as reason for her failure to recall. So, she's has raised that issue.
A commander in chief needs both wisdom and recall. It can't be a tradeoff.
KARINE JEAN-PIERRE, HILLARY CLINTON SUPPORTER: Here are the facts. Here's where we are today. Hillary Clinton has put out a, you know, pretty comprehensive, two page medical report. Last night, Sanjay Gupta was able to list out the medications that she's taking. Why? Because she has this detailed medical report.
Is she able to for Donald Trump? Absolutely not, because why not? We do not have anything from Donald Trump. Donald Trump released a one letter, four-page paragraph laced with superlatives and basically saying he's positive for everything. So, that's where we are as far as the facts of what we know about Hillary Clinton and what we know about Donald Trump. And she said she's going put out more information.
So, there is a double standard. That is absolutely double standard. That's what Harry Reid was trying to say. She put out decades of personal taxes. He has not put out anything.
BURNETT: OK. Dr. Schaffner, let me say, though, Donald Trump -- do you think this interview with Dr. Oz will answer any questions when Dr. Oz has said he won't ask anything Donald Trump is not comfortable answering?
SCHAFFNER: Well, I'm not convinced at all that the television show is the appropriate venue.
BURNETT: Fair point.
SCHAFFNER: I'd like to see a perfectly reasonable letter from Mr. Trump's physician that goes into detail about the recent physical evaluation, laboratory evaluation and the like. And I'd like that because it is a more professional way to communicate.
BURNETT: All right. Well, thanks very much to all.
Next, Vladimir Putin is he taking Donald Trump? My guest, the former CIA Director James Woolsey, now a Trump senior advisor on the Trump team.
And Donald and Ivanka Trump about to speak live in Pennsylvania. Can a child care plan and Ivanka help Trump win what he must win to win the White House? Women.
[19:42:58] BURNETT: Breaking news: Donald Trump about to take the stage in Aston, Pennsylvania. You're looking at live pictures of his rally, coming on the same day President Obama attacked Trump for praising Russian President Vladimir Putin. He says Putin is Trump's role model.
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BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: He loves this guy. I have to do business with Putin. I have to do business with Russia. That's part of foreign policy. But I don't go around saying that's my role model. Can you image Ronald Reagan idolizing somebody line that?
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BURNETT: OUTFRONT tonight, the former director of the CIA, James Woolsey, now serving a senior adviser to the Trump campaign.
Ambassador Woolsey, thanks so much for being with me.
Let me straight to it. Another former director of the CIA, Michael Morell, today, along with Mike Vickers, who was undersecretary of defense for intelligence. They wrote a letter to Trump, and in part they wrote a quote, "You cannot credibly serve as commander-in-chief if you embrace Russian President Vladimir Putin."
You obviously are backing Donald Trump. Why are they wrong?
JAMES WOOLSEY, FORMER CIA DIRECTOR, TRUMP CAMPAIGN SENIOR ADVISER: Well, I think what Mr. Trump does is much more important than what he says. Sometimes you say things in diplomacy that are not forceful and not clear. But, look, there's a wide range here of what's appropriate under the circumstances. We were close ally life Joseph Stalin in World War II against Hitler because we needed Stalin and Roosevelt called him Uncle Joe and there was lots of quasi-friendliness.
What we mattered is that we had massive armed forces and we used them and the Russians respected us. You don't succeed at something like this based just on language. Language is a tool. I don't think it is an absolute.
BURNETT: Now, you have spoken out, Ambassador, against Putin yourself. You told "The Washington Post" all the way back in 2005, quoting you, "Russia under Putin is either already a fascist state or close to becoming one", right?
BURNETT: So we know where you stand on this. WOOLSEY: Yes. I think that's right.
[19:45:01] BURNETT: But when you say what Trump does is more important than what he says, you know, right now, he hasn't done anything when it comes to Russia. All he's done is say. And here how he's talked about Vladimir Putin.
WOOLSEY: He's not going to be able to do --
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DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: I think I'd get along very well with Vladimir Putin.
Putin is a nicer person than I am.
I would get along with Russia. I'd get along with Putin. And he's not going make us look bad anymore.
When people call you brilliant, it's always good, especially when the person heads up Russia.
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BURNETT: What makes you comfortable with him saying all of those things? What makes you believe he'll do something different?
WOOLSEY: I don't know the circumstances. I don't know whether he's trying to lure Putin into a cordial relationship on something that would be in the United States interests, even though he's planning to build up substantially our military forces, which they really need. I don't know.
I mean, you can't make judgments, I think on diplomatic overtures and these kind of thing, just looking at the words. You have to understand what the statesman is trying to and it is hard to do that, yet with either Trump or Clinton, because they are not in charge.
BURNETT: So, let me ask you because obviously you are going to be advising Trump. You know, recently, he said that if Iran harasses U.S. ships as happened recently, they will be shot out of water. He has said other things like that. Let me just play for you what he said.
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TRUMP: I would bomb the (EXPLETIVE DELETED) out of them. I would just bomb those suckers.
Somebody hits us within ISIS -- you wouldn't fight back with a nuke?
Europe's a big place. I'm not going to take cards off the table. We have nuclear capability.
We have no choice but to bomb them.
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BURNETT: What are you going to tell him about things like that? Does he need to cut it out?
WOOLSEY: Well, if the Iranians let's say followed through with some of the things they have been threatening and shoot down one of our aircraft, I think one thing ought to be very seriously considered is doing what we did not do in 1983 when they blew up our marine barracks. We thought about doing something and then-President Reagan let Secretary Weinberger to decide and he decided not do anything in retaliation. And we've been paying for that for two decades because we looked weak. And that is what matters in that part of the world particularly.
So I think the answer is if they come after one of our aircraft, we ought to be prepared. And I do not expect President Obama to do anything like that. But we ought to be prepared to blast some major, important installation of theirs. And then we can smile again.
But I think you -- you can't just go on what somebody says in a circumstance like this. You have to build up a reputation for being effective and forceful. And if they shoot down one of our aircraft I think President Obama ought to go right back at them. I don't think he ever will. I think it is completely outside of his nature.
BURNETT: All right. Well, Ambassador Woolsey, very much appreciate your time tonight. Thank you. As we said, Ambassador Woolsey, former director of the CIA, now an adviser to Donald Trump.
Meanwhile, Donald and Ivanka Trump going to be speaking on that state you see in Pennsylvania, first time she's been on the campaign trail since the actual Republican convention. A major night tonight.
And Jeanne Moos on how Ryan Lochte went for a dance and a wrestling match broke out. New video tonight.
BURNETT: And now, Ivanka Trump introducing her father, first time in the campaign trail since the convention. Here she is.
IVANKA TRUMP, DAUGHTER OF DONALD TRUMP: As I have traveled around the country with my father, stories about the hardships caused by our existing child care system, one that is too expensive, too outdated, and too inaccessible, come up time and time again.
[19:50:01] Just last week, I spoke military spouse who recounted the vicious cycle responsible for holding so many of American families back economically. She relayed to me the frustration I've heard all too often of not being able to work and bring home a second income because she can't afford quality and reliable child care.
Stories like these go straight to my heart, and they've steeled my belief that there has to be a better way. I have three young children myself, and I'm grateful daily for the means to pursue two of my dreams, being a mother and investing in a career that fulfills me. I recognize that far too few women can say the same for themselves,
and that I am more fortunate than most. This must change. As a society, we need to create policies that champion all parents enabling the American family to thrive. My dad agrees, and he's in a very unique position to do something about this problem and the numerous other problems facing tens of millions of parents and caregivers across our country.
Today, child care is the single-greatest expense for many American families even exceeding the cost of housing in much of the country. It's depleting the hard earned savings of men and women across our nation and it's at the root of wage inequality by disproportionately affecting women.
The federal policies that are in place to benefit families were written more than 65 years ago to serve a primarily male workforce that no longer exists. Dual income families were not the norm in 1949 when the current tax code provisions regarding families were established. Today, however, women represent 47 percent of the U.S. labor force, and in almost two-thirds of married couples, both spouses work outside of the home. Seventy percent of mothers with children at home also work in a professional capacity and 64 percent of these moms have kids age 6 and under.
The number of households led by single mothers has doubled in the last 30 years and approximately two-thirds of these women work in low wage jobs that offer neither flexibility nor benefits. My father has created a plan that is designed to bring relief and to provide working parents with options so that they can make the decisions that are in the best interests of their families. Safe, affordable, high quality child care should not be the luxury of a fortunate few.
Historically, this has not been an area that has received nearly as much attention in the policy world as it deserves. While there are systems in place for older children, hardly any intellectual energy has been devoted to addressing the needs of families with children from birth to 4 years old. In particular, little focus has been put on determining how best to alleviate the enormous financial burdens child care places on low income and middle income families.
At the same time, the United States is the only industrialized nation in the world that does not provide new mothers with paid maternity leave. My father's policy will give paid leave to mothers whose employers are among the almost 90 percent of U.S. businesses that currently do not offer this benefit. This is a reform that is of critical value and long overdue.
My father's plan also recognizes and supports the many women who may not be mothers but have left good paying jobs to care for elderly dependents. This is another example of people who have been routinely ignored by federal policies. Having employed and empowered thousands of women at every level of his company throughout his entire career, my father understands the needs of the modern workforce and is offering a new and innovative solution where others have not.
My father's plan also acknowledges the vital contribution of stay-at- home moms and parents, fathers and mothers, who will ensure that they, too, will receive these new tax benefits. Raising children full-time is one of the hardest jobs anyone can do, and it's essential that our policies recognize and honor that reality. As an employer, a mother and a woman who works both inside and outside the home, these are topics I consider of critical importance.
The policy my father is about to outline is one that I'm proud to have helped conceptualize and ensuring its enactment will be one of my top priorities when he's elected come November.
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
[19:55:13] This is not a woman's issue. It is a family issue. It is an American issue.
It's an issue that's often been discussed but is yet to be solved. My father plans to change that. And now he will tell you.
It is with great admiration and respect that I introduce to you our next president, and my father, Donald J. Trump.
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
DONALD TRUMP: Thank you everybody. That's very nice. Beautiful. Thank you very much.
And I want to applaud my daughter Ivanka for her work and leadership on this issue. She has been working so very hard. Ivanka's been deeply invested in this since long before the campaign began, I can tell you that.
And I'm very grateful to her for her work, her efforts and this proposal which we're going to be outlining right away. I think it's going to make a lot of people very, very happy. A lot of moms very happy.
I want to also take a moment to recognize Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rogers, the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, and a mother of three small children, who has been such a leader and worked so hard with us. So, Cathy, we want to thank you very much.
Also, we're joined tonight by some amazing members of Congress in our audience, Congresswomen Blackburn, Lummis, Black, Hartzler and Ellmers. Come on up. Just come on up here. Come on, they worked so hard on this. Come on up.
BURNETT: All right. And you see Donald Trump there welcoming members of Congress that have helped him with his child care plan that he is going to give more details on. Of course, the keynote being his daughter Ivanka saying not only that she helped construct it and conceive it, but that she would lead it if he wins the White House.
Well, now, the disgraced Olympian Ryan Lochte making his dancing debut to the song "Call Me Irresponsible", here's Jeanne Moos.
JEANNE MOOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): We're used to seeing Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte do the freestyle, not the foxtrot.
There he was doing something he says he's never done when suddenly "Dancing with the Stars" became protesting one of them.
The two protesters who jumped on stage didn't touch anyone. Security immediately tackled one of them. The show was live. This is all viewers saw.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Excuse me. Hey. Back off!
MOOS: One of the judges dishing off five, "excuse mes" --
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Excuse me.
MOOS: -- before the show went to commercial.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We'll take a break.
MOOS: With Lochte wiping his brow, four more chanting protesters wearing anti-Lochte shirts were shoed away by dancer Derek Hough.
DEREK HOUGH, DANCER: Get out! This is a good show. Positive show. Get out of here.
MOOS: The two Los Angeles men were charged with misdemeanor trespassing.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Lochte is a liar.
MOOS: The swimmer's over-exaggerated story of getting robbed at gunpoint in Rio had riled up protester Sam Sotoodeh.
SAM SOTOODEH, PROTESTER: We want to publicize that this is a bad decision to have a liar be publicized as a star.
MOOS: One jokester tweeted did the Brazilian authorities just attempt to apprehend Lochte on live TV.
The swimmer seemed to take the protest to heart.
RYAN LOCHTE, U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMER: My heart just sunk and I felt like someone just ripped it apart.
MOOS: Two demonstrators were released on a $1,000 bail.
OK, OK, enough with the protest but how did the swimmer dance?
The judges gave Lochte and his partner a so so 24 out of possible 40.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Your limbs are not quite used to dry land yet.
MOOS: The song Lochte danced to?
MOOS: The singer danced like a fish out of water watching the protesters get hooked.
Jeanne Moos, CNN, New York.
BURNETT: And thanks for joining us.
"AC360" starts now.