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♪ he retweets white supremacist and spreads racially-tinged conspiracy theories. >> hillary clinton attacking donald trump and focusing on african-american voters. and these great medal of honor recipients behind me, to think of her being their boss? >> donald trump goes after hillary clinton, raises some high brows as he reaches out to veterans. >> all of this as two new battleground polls show the race too close to call with just one
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weekend left in this race. good morning, everyone. it's friday. welcome to "early start" it's christine romans. >> i'm john berman. it is friday, an important friday, november 4th. 3:00 a.m. in the east. >> final friday of the race, four days to go. here is the latest for you. donald trump overnight takes a swipe at hillary clinton, asking veterans to imagine her as commander-in-chief. hillary clinton slams donald trump, accusing him of dog whistle politics. this as both candidates find themselves also in two of the same states today, pennsylvania and ohio. >> this morning counting the 270 is hard, not just because it is a big number and you don't have enough fingers but because adding up the states on the electoral map to get to 270 is getting more complicated for each candidate. for those of you unfamiliar with the glorious ways of our glorious republican, you need 270 electoral votes to win the election. hillary clinton wants new hampshire to be part of her equation. suddenly polls show a tie there. in georgia there's a new poll
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there that has donald trump ahead by just one point. he has no chance without georgia. the bottom line here, folks, is it is close. joining us this morning, eugene scott. >> good morning. >> it is close, eugene. >> reporter: it is close. this georgia poll so interesting to me. a lot of people are talking about cultural divides. one of the new cultural divides is urban versus rural. while georgia may have been red primarily in the rural areas, atlanta is very blue. so what we're going to see is purple. i think that's what we're seeing. >> new hampshire, trump and clinton tied in the latest polls. three weeks ago clinton was ahead by three points. what happened here? >> what was happening three weeks ago, donald trump was getting a lot of heat because of sexual misconduct allegations and we're not talking about that as much anymore. people who were finding him problematic three weeks ago aren't focused on that anymore and now are focused on hillary clinton. >> a couple of things i heard from both parties on both states, either camp thinks
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georgia will vote democratic in the end, but it shows the demographic race and that the race is close. if someone from team clinton would be going to georgia in the last few days. new hampshire is swingingest of swing states and known to be reactive of news of day, it goes back and forth, back and forth. the other thing for new hampshire is there's no early voting. >> so we don't know. >> they can't pack the ballot box, which is why each campaign will be going there a lot. >> the swingingest of states,ic like that. >> all of this is within the margin of error. we think someone is in the lead, but technically they really aren't. it is funny math that gets lost. >> every moment, every minute. >> people always talk about florida in 2000, moving the election to george w. bush and it did in the end, but you win new hampshire but not much ".
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had he not won new hampshire he wouldn't have won the election. bosch campaigned there and gore didn't. >> thank you so much. hillary clinton hits three battleground states in less than eight hours today. starts with a noon time rally in pittsburgh, then on to detroit and cleveland. thursday she was showing up support in north carolina, rallying the faithful alongside bernie sanders, targeting donald trump and courting african-american voters. brianna keeler has the latest from raleigh. >> donald trump's deputy campaign manager says his path goes through florida, through here, north carolina, ohio and iowa. that's why the clinton campaign wants to cuts him off in the tar heel state. the key to a democratic victory here is the african-american vote. mchas been out performing donald trump by a wide margin, but she is not doing quite as well as president obama did in 2012 and in 2008. that's why he's been here making a pitch for her, and why hillary
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clinton made this pitch to north carolinians today. >> he has spent this entire campaign offering a dog whistle to his most hateful supporters. he retweets white supremacists and spreads racially-tinged conspiracy theories. and you better believe he's being heard loudly and clearly. >>. >> reporter: and it is a mad dash for hillary clinton toward election day, she will be in pennsylvania, michigan and ohio. ohio with help, some star power from jay z and a focus for her on philadelphia over the weekend and into election day. she will be in philadelphia with katy perry on saturday, and then she will be accompanied by her husband, her daughter chelsea as well as president obama and first lady michelle obama in philadelphia on monday, the night before election day. john and christine. >> thanks for that. clinton's running mate tim kaine will be focused on florida.
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among her other surrogates on the campaign trail, president obama making two stops in north carolina, former president bill clinton with three events in colorado, and her daughter chelsea will campaign in new hampshire. >> donald trump starts the day in new hampshire. we told you how important that state is. then he goes to ohio. no republican has ever won the white house without ohio. then he goes to pen veins ya'. he was in north carolina and had an off script moment that raised eye brows, asking if the stage full of honored soldiers and service members, men, could imagine hillary clinton being their boss. listen. you know, when i look at these great admirals and these great generals and these great medal of honor recipients behind me, to think of her being their boss? i don't think so.
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and, you know, they're incredible patriots, they would never say a thing, but i know what they're thinking. it is not -- it is not for them, believe me. >> all right. so the trump campaign, we'll tell you what he was talking about was the commander-in-chief issue, could she be commander-in-chief, they can't imagine that, but a lot of people who saw that last night and her the words her being their boss and were thinking perhaps more along gender lines. now, trump during this peach, it was to a huge crowd, praised the bravery of veterans. want to bring in cnn's jim acosta for the latest. >> reporter: john and christine, donald trump continued to try to make a comeback in this last week of the campaign at a rally here in north carolina. he once again attacked hillary clinton for her e-mail controversy. he also saluted military veterans at one point, talking about his own bravery. here is what he had to say. they're so much more brave than me, i wouldn't have done what they did. i'm brave in other ways.
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i'm financially brave. big deal, right? >> reporter: but if there's one subject trump is hesitant to touch it is president obama. after days of attacks by the president on the gop nominee, he only responded by saying the president should be back at the white house doing his job, far cry from the more personal attacks from trump on the president in the past. john and christine. >> all right. that was jim acosta. running mate mike pence goes to michigan and north carolina and florida. donald trump's sons are on the trail. donald junior, arizona and new mexico and eric makes a bunch of stops in michigan. >> eric trump is raising eye brows for suggesting former ku klux klan leader david duke should be shot. he was speaking to a denver radio station on thursday. he suggested duke, a candidate who endorsed his father, deserves a bullet to the head. listen to eric trump's response. >> if i said exactly what you said i would be killed for it. but i think i will say it anyway. the guy does deserve a bullet. these aren't good people, these
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are horrible people. >> david duke was asked to respond to eric trump's comment. all he said to cnn was, that's a good one. >> all right. in pennsylvania this morning there is still the strong aroma of irony after one of the more surprising speech else of the campaign. trump said, we are all too mean on social media. it wasn't donald trump who said it, it was his wife melania in her first big speech since the convention. she said social media has become too mean and too filled with insult based on looks and intelligence. as dana bash noted after the speech yesterday, has she ever met donald trump? let's get more now from cnn's sarah murray. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. melania trump made a rare aperngs on the campaign trail, traveling to philadelphia suburbs to deliver a speech, her first since she gave remarks at the gop convention where she plague arized first lady michelle obama. she had a different agenda today. she wanted to talk about what she would do as first lady and
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said one of her top priorities would be battling cyber bullying. >> children and teenagers can be fragile. they are hurt when they are made fun of or made to feel less in looks or intelligence. our culture has gotten too mean and too rough, especially to children and teenagers. >> reporter: now, one thing melania trump did not mention was her husband's own prolific use of twitter. donald trump of course regularly uses it to hurl insults at people in the political arena or people in media he simply doesn't like. but melania trump did make clear she feels adults are better able to handle criticism whether she wants to do more to protect children. it was a speech heavy on a she wants to do as first lady, not so much on talking about the personal details of her husband and his quest for the presidency. she has been a rare asset on the campaign trail, in part because she made it clear publicly and privately she would rather be
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home taking care of their 10-year-old son barron. back to you guys. >> the final piece of economic news before the election is due, at 8:30 a.m. eastern the october jobs report, expect to show 177,000 new jobs, higher than the 156,000 jobs added in september. the jobless rate is forecast to go down to 4.9%, it was 5% in september because more people started looking for work. wage is expected to hold steady here, up 2.6% over the past year. democrats want a strong number, feeling it will help hillary clinton's closing comments on the economy. in president obama's two terms the economy added nearly 11 million new jobs, hiring stayed positive, a net job growth for 72 months in a row. donald trump has blasted nearly ever jobs report since he started running. he called september's reading anemic and claims the unemployment is much higher than the government is reporting. >> well, the november jobs report reflect a loss in campaign jobs? seriously, a lot of campaign
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workers all of a sudden who are looking for work. >> i will have to look into that with the labor department. >> just asking, just asking. all right. there's a big election in a few days i understand. many of you will want to watch it on tv. all of you should. all of you should watch on cnn. we are on basically non-stop between now and when the thing is finally called. by the way, it will not be called on tuesday. this will be wednesday morning, the wee hours of wednesday morning, perhaps mid morning at the rate we're going. >> it will be exciting, and the end is in sight, or just the beginning i guess. donald trump and hillary clinton battling key battle ground states. what can we expect in the next four days? "early start" continues after this e ...in one week. with the... fastest retinol formula available. . ...even deep wrinkles. "one week? that definitely works!"
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. all right. this campaign practically down to the hours and minutes right now. so we'd understand, joining us in new york, senior media correspondent, brian stelter and in washington, d.c. super cnn politics reporter, paul toll bin. melania trump saying we're too mean on social media. i operate under the assumption political professionals are better after their jobs. when they put melania trump out to talk about people being mean on social media they had to know we would look at it and say, wait a second, donald trump, that's what he does on social media, he attacks people on twitter. the "new york times" got a list of like hundreds and hundreds of people he attacked. assuming that the trump campaign is smarter than we, why have her talk about that? >> i really don't have a great answer for you because you're right. you know, sure, social media bullying is a serious issue, and it is absolutely one that a
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first lady could want to take on, and she spoke, you know, adults can take some barbs but teens can't if you listen to the substance of her words. so you understand the point she was trying to make, but if you are talking about a political calculus here, if you are a campaign manager you're trying to play, as we call it, air-free ball in the last few days. i don't know why you would put someone running to be the first lady up on stage to call attention to the very issue that has plagued her husband possibly the most since the beginning, which is him firing off on social media unchecked. so it is really sort of a stunning contrast you would want to put out there at this very moment. >> you know -- i'll try to answer. i don't think her audience was us. her audience wasn't journalists, not people who were going to vote for clinton next week because those people made up their minds. i think her audience was donald trump supporters who feel bullied on social media. if you look at our facebook
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pages, everybody is fighting online. we feel like we're victims of the other side bullying. i wonder if that was the intended audience. also, what else was she going to say. >> there were anecdotes about her husband, a couple of times she has spoken i have thought, are they -- is there going to be an anecdote, something that will reveal something about the personal donald trump and i didn't hear it yesterday either. let me ask you about this. donald trump last night in selma, north carolina has veterans behind him and he talks about hillary clinton as the boss of these veterans, potential boss of these veterans. i'm wondering if people heard this differently along gender lines. i'm interested to hear wauhat y guys heard in the statement. listen. >> you know, when i look at these great admirals and these great generals and these great medal of honor recipients behind me, to think of her being their boss?
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i don't think so. and, you know, they're incredible patriots, they would never say a thing, but i know what they're thinking. it is not -- it is not for them, believe me. >> it is not for them to have a woman as their boss? it is not for them because hillary clinton doesn't have the stamina to be commander-in-chief? tal, what did you hear there? >> you know, it is a tough one because what is he going to refer to her as? i mean she's a her. so, you know, on the one hand you can kind of understand the point he's trying to make, right? and he has been attacking her for, you know, her handling of sensitive, classified information. that's an issue that you could say relates to the military and the folks who will be putting their life on the line. certainly the attacks on the benghazi situation could be along these lines. but, you know, donald trump should also know by now that he has made a reputation for himself as the king of insinuation and inknew endoe all the way along. if he's not going to be precise
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with his words there will be people who take it the wrong way. and when he has such a problem with women, you do question whether this was perhaps the right phrasing, but i also could see many of his supporters being frus tralted and saying, this was not an overt sexist attack. >> what is he supposed to call her. >> you're just being politically correct. >> cnn has great reporting about how many veterans are enthusiastic about voting for trump, they are embracing the trump candidacy. on the other hand, there have been studies as report this week about how sexism, frustration about feminism, feelings about the gender divide are a predictor of enthusiasm and predictor of support for donald trump's candidacy. if you answer questions that might have sexist views you are more likely to support donald trump in this race. there's something to the idea there's a gender divide, a gender factor in this case, and more menace we kn as we know fr support trump. there's a text very close to the
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surface, whether donald trump is really trying to address it or not. >> all right, guys. a lot more to talk about over the next 90 minutes of this broadcast, so don't go anywhere. >> thanks, guys. >> all right. talk about some pretty unlikely bed fellows. ted cruz. well, it is not like he was a bed fellow with donald trump, maybe more like long distance lovers. i don't know. he hit the campaign trail in support of the trump ticket. remember, you know, trump is the guy ted cruz called a coward among other things that we'll discuss coming up.
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senator ted cruz out on the trail with mike pence, the republican nominee for vice president. cruz doing some work for the trump/pence ticket. why was this unusual? well, you remember that donald trump questioned the citizenship of ted cruz, also went after his father saying that maybe somehow he was involved in the kennedy assassination, at least hinting it. ted cruz called trump a sniffling coward. it was the resting seeing cruz behind the lectern with the logo on it. he never said trump's name, and after the rally he was asked why. this was his response. >> as some of you guys are wanting to write stories suggesting divisions among republicans, i'll make a point. i'm getting ready to get on a. >> translator: g-- large airplae donald trump's name on it. >> later at a rally in michigan he did say trump's name out loud. >> if your health insurance
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premiums dropped $2500, you ought to vote for the democrats. and if your health insurance premiums have gone up like just about everybody's in america, then you ought to vote for donald trump and mike pence and republicans up and down the ticket. >> he said it. >> he said it. >> he said it. >> you know, we're not trying to find evidence of a rift in the republican party that doesn't exist. there is a rift in the republican party. we write stories about it because it is there. >> and ted cruz waited until a month ago to say he was going to vote for donald trump. >> down to the nitty-gritty. america votes in four days. early start covers every angle for you, every state straight ahead.
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donald trump suggests america's troops don't want to see hillary clinton become commander-in-chief. they don't want her to be their boss. what did he mean by that?
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>> hillary clinton slams donald trump for an endorsement that his campaign has actually condemned. >> new polls have the race tightening in battleground states, both sides crunching those electoral college numbers with time running out. oh, the math. oh, the many permutations of the math. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine roam answer. >> i'm john berman. 33 minutes after the hour. great to see you this morning. where are we this morning on this final friday of the campaign? let's give you a look at the highlights right now. overnight donald trump took a swipe at hillary clinton. he asked these veterans on stage with him to imagine hillary clinton as their boss. imagine her as their boss. hillary clinton slammed donald trump, accusing him of dog whistle politics for stuff, by the way, he has condemn. this as both candidates find themselves in two of the same states today, pennsylvania and ohio. >> math is the underrated part of politics. both sides adding up the states on the electoral map, trying to come up with the magic number of
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270, the number needed to win the white house. hillary clinton wants new hampshire's four electoral votes. new polls just out show the race tied there. in georgia a new poll from nbc news, and the "wall street journal" has donald trump ahead by just one point, and he has no chance without georgia. joining us this morning, cnn politics reporter eugene scott. let's start here with where the polls are talking to us right now. in new hampshire, for example, four electoral votes there. key state. looking like they're tied in the polls. that's a shift from the last few weeks. >> reporter: very much so. we say a few times the person getting the most attention in the news cycle is probably the person that we need to have voters focus on right now. and the reality is that donald trump is getting a lot of the attention about three weeks ago, and right now hillary clinton is getting most attention. >> whoever has the attention, it is always negative, right? >> of. >> reporter: it is negative. >> whoever is getting the attention, that is negative for the polls. >> which, by the way, is unusual in this campaign cycle. >> reporter: that's unique. usually if we're focused on someone, we're not automatically
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talking poorly about them, but this election that seems to be the case. >> new hampshire seems to swing with the national tide, back and forth. very responsible political consultants said to the news. >> to the news. >> it is a tight race there, and every campaign is going there in the coming days. talk about georgia. georgia voted for bill clinton once in 1992, but it is a red state. demographically speaking there have been shifts there. but this number, donald trump up by just a point on the friday before election day? >> yeah, there have been some significant demographic shifts in georgia. yes, historically it goes red, but there are a lot of black voters, a lot of college students, a lot of women, especially in the urban cores like atlanta, and things are not as big in trump's favor as historically has been the case for republican candidates. >> and he needs georgia to win the white house. >> oh, yes. >> and a bunch of other states. >> but it is interesting, no one is going to georgia, at least we know of in the next three days. i don't think, you know, they're second or third level surrogates going to georgia over the next
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days. that indicates maybe the campaigns don't see it in playwright now. >> i think he'll get georgia. >> yeah, think trump will end up with georgia. just interesting to see it this close this late. eugene, great to have you with us. thanks so much. hillary clinton goes on the trail today. she has three stops. she starts at noon in pittsburgh, pennsylvania. such a key. she needs pennsylvania to win. then she goes to detroit and on to cleveland. the cleveland rally with jay z. jay z is performing, trying to sell a lot of tickets to that and get out a bunch of early vote there. on thursday she was in north carolina with bernie sanders. you can see it there. what she was doing was she was trying to get the african-american vote out. cnn's brianna keeler has the latest from raleigh. >> reporter: john and christine, donald trump's deputy campaign manager says his path to victor goes through florida, through here, north carolina, owe high
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and iowa. that's why the clinton campaign wants to cut him off in the tar heel state. the key is the african-american vote. hillary clinton has been out performing donald trump by a wide margin but she is not doing quite as well as president obama did in 2012 and in 2008. that's why he's been here making a pitch for her, and why hillary clinton made this pitch to north carolinians today. >> he has spent this entire campaign offering a dog whistle to his most hateful supporters. he retweets what supremacist and spreads racially-tinged conspiracy theories. and you better believe he's being heard loudly and clearly. >> reporter: and it is a mad dash for hillary clinton towards election day. she will be in pennsylvania, michigan and ohio today. ohio with some help, some star power from jay z and then a focus for her on philadelphia over the weekend and into election day. she will be in philadelphia with
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katy perry on saturday, and then she will be accompanied by her husband, her daughter chelsea as well as president obama and first lady michelle obama in philadelphia on monday, the night before election day. john and christine. >> all right. brianna kieler, thanks so much. tim kaine goes to florida, three events there over the weekend. he also will be campaigning in virginia some over the next several days. he obviously is from virginia, but the fact he is spending time there shows they want to make pretty well sure virginia is in clinton cam. president obama has two stops in north carolina today. brk in colorado. chelsea clin to be will be in new hampshire. by the way, we learned all of the clintons and obamas will be in philadelphia on monday night, their last rally of the campaign will be in philadelphia monday night. that's interesting. >> donald trump starts the day in new hampshire, then on to ohio and pennsylvania. on thursday, trump had an off-script moment that raised eye brows.
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you know, when i look at these great admirals and these great generals and these great medal of honor recipients behind me, to think of her being their boss? i don't think so. and you know they're incredible patriots, they would never say a thing, but i know what they're thinking. it's not -- it's not for them, believe me. >> all right. trump also praised the veterans' bravery and his own particular kind of courage. want to bring in cnn's jim acosta for the latest. >> reporter: john and christine, donald trump continued to try to make a comeback in the last week of the campaign at a rally in north carolina. once again attacked hillary clinton for her e-mail controversy. also saluted military veterans, at one point talking about his own bravery. here's what he had to say. >> they're so much more brave
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than me. i wouldn't have done what they did. i'm brave in other ways. i'm financially brave. big deal, right? >> reporter: but if there's one subject trump is hesitant to touch, it is president obama. after days of attacks by the president on the gop nominee, he only responded by saying the president should be back at the white house doing his job, a far cry from the more personal attacks from trump on the president in the past. john and christine. >> all right. jim acosta, thanks, jim. team trump crisscrossing the country today. running mate mike pence will be campaigning in michigan, north carolina and florida. trump's sons also will be making the case for their father with donald j. campaigning in arizona and new mexico and eric trump scheduled to make several stops in michigan. >> eric trump already said some stuff that got a lot of attention. he suggested former ku klux klan leader david duke should be shot. eric trump was on a denver radio station thursday. the interviewer actually suggested that david duke, who is running for senate in louisiana, deserves a bullet to the head.
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listen to eric trump's response. if i said exactly what you said i'd get killed for it, but i think -- i think i'll say it anyway. the guy does deserve a bullet. i mean these aren't good people. these are horrible people. >> all right. david duke, who by the way endorsed donald trump although the trump campaign doesn't want his endorsement. duke was asked to respond to eric trump's comment. all he would say to cnn is, that's a good one. >> in pennsylvania there's still the strong aroma of irony after one of the more surprising speeches of this campaign. trump on the stage and said we're too mean on social media. it wasn't donald trump, but his wife. she says social media has become too mean and too filled with insults based on looks and intelligence. as dana bash noted, has she met donald trump? we get more from cnn's sarah murray. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. melania trump made a prayer
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appearance on the campaign trail, hirs first since she gave remarks at the gop convention where she plagiarized first lady michelle obama. she had a different agenda today. she wanted to talk about what she would do as first lady, and said one of her top priorities would be battling cyber bullying. children and teenagers can be fragile. they are hurt when they are made fun of or made to feel less in looks or intelligence. our culture has gotten too mean and too rough, especially to children and teenagers. >> reporter: now, one thing melania trump did not mention was her husband's own prolific use of twitter. donald trump of course regularly uses it to hurl insults at people in the political arena or people in media who he simply doesn't like. but melania trump did make clear she feels adults are better able to handle the criticism whereas she wants to do more to protect children. it was a speech heavy on what
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she wants to do as first lady, not so much heavy on talking about the personal details of her husband and his quest for the presidency. she has been a rare asset for donald trump on the campaign trail, in part because she made it clear publicly and privately she would rather be home taking care of their 10-year-old son barron. back to you guys. >> thank you. final piece of election data due this morning at 8:30. government's october jobs report. 177,000 new jobs expected. job less rate 4.9%. it was 5% in september because more people started looking for work. wages expect to hold steady. democrats want a strong number. she has firmly tied herself to president obama's economic legacy. in his two terms the economy has added nearly 11 million jobs, hiring has been positive for 72 months in a row. but donald trump has blasted nearly every jobs report since he started running. he called september's reading
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anemic. he has called the unemployment rate phoney. he says it is really much higher than the government is reporting. politics aside, i'm eager to see if these months and months and months of job creation are going to start drawing people who have been sidelined back in. that's something a lot of economists say they expect to start to see. >> if they draw back in, that higher, but it would be a rate positive thing for the economy. >> you have a wrinkle too, you have thousands and thousands of baby boomers turning 65, i think 10,000 a day. so you have a bubble of demographic of people easing out of the workforce. that's one of the reasons the participation rate is low. >> so much for they go low, you go high. coming up, hillary clinton talking about the kkk and donald trump a lot on the trail. ♪
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just four more days of suspense. what can you expect from the two campaigns between now and tuesday? joining us here in new york, host, cnn's reliable sources brian stelter and todd copeland. nice to see you both this morning. where do we go from here on the message front? donald trump is staying on message and hillary clinton is really trying to paint donald trump as this very evil, dark choice. listen to her yesterday in north carolina. he has spent this entire campaign offering a dog whistle to his most hateful supporters. he retweets white supremacist and spreads racially tinged conspiracy theories. just a few days ago donald trump was endorsed by the official newspaper of the ku klux klan. they wrote their endorsement under the slogan of his
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campaign, make america great again. >> so what do you think about this? you have donald trump trying to stay on message here and you have hillary clinton bringing out her greatest hits of why donald trump should not be president of the united states. by the way, he does not want the kkk endorsement. they've been clear about that. >> right, and they renounced it right away. listening to clinton's rhetoric you get the sense she believes it is a national emergency and her surrogates talk the same way. president obama talking about the fate of the rep, other surrogates striking a similar tone. it makes sense, messaging why she is trying to line up the greatest hits so to speak. meanwhile, donald trump is the one with the sunnier message right now. of course he is being very disciplined. i think a couple of days ago he said, how striking is it he managed to stay on message, no late night twitter rants, what we used to call gasps before
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came along. kellyanne said he will not be doing any before election day. the message is clear. >> it is not unusual for candidates to do interviews, they're doing rallies and getting people out to the polls. al gore talked about perhaps african-american going back to three-fifths of the vote and that was before tee election in 2000. joe biden is going to put you all back in chains. republicans say democrats often resort back to racial polarization when they're trying to get people to the poll goes, and there's an element of that, democrats do talk about that. on the other hand, what hillary clinton is saying is true, donald trump was endorsed by the kkk paper. >> yeah, a couple of points here. one, i mean let's be clear, donald trump staying on message still has plenty of negative attacks against hillary clinton. >> it does. >> they're attacking each other a great deal right now. donald trump has moved away from some of the more personal attacks that he has engaged in
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throughout the campaign, but it is a bit of relativism there. on the latter point, paying attention to the polls, the demographic data in the polls this year have been stunning. donald trump is winning with white men, and that's about it. so for hillary clinton, the key to her winning this election is going to be mobilizing minorities and women who perhaps rightfully feel very slighted by the campaign donald trump has run, if not threatened. so animating that base is going to be the thing that puts her over the top, so it is not surprising that that's the well she's returning to right now. >> and there's a connection between what we heard from hillary clinton last night and president obama's message about concerns about voter suppression, concerns about intimidation tactics, about people being left off the rolls, largely minority figures in places like north carolina left off the rolls. there's a connection between the points. >> stick around. a lot more to discuss on the
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show. >> business news showing up. popular product, but investors are not impressed. we're going to tell you why this one stock is sinking 20%. that's a crash. we're going to check on "cnn money" next.
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for the first time in two years, iraqi forces are in the isis held city of mosul. battles with isis fighters are escalating. this could be the fiercest fighting yet. i want to bring in cnn's diplomatic editor nic robertson to get the latest. what's the status of the fighting, nic? >> reporter: john, iraqi army are in several neighborhoods in mosul. they say they are ready this
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morning. in some of the neighborhoods, they are raising iraqi flags. that gives you the impression the fight is quick and easy. anything but. very intense conflict. air strikes and artillery coming. government is saying that isis snipers are taking positions on rooftops of buildings civilians are living in. they say isis is firing mortar short-range artillery weapons in the neighborhoods civilians are injured. civilians fleeing the area and town today and saying isis is telling them to stay in the buildings. they are saying that is impossible. we don't have food. we don't have water. we have to leave. we have to take that risk. the big picture is the government is getting into mosul yesterday. today, on the southeastern side of the city, a bigger push getting deeper. a lot more yet to be done.
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a long time this will taken, but a deeper push into the city. >> significant milestones. nic robertson, thank you. 58 minutes past the hour. let's get a check on cnn money stream. the big government jobs report is later this morning. that will be the big clue for markets. a solid number could help hillary clinton's chances of winning next week and firm up the fed's interest rate hike for december. the s&p is quietly stringing together eight straight losses. election jitters the past two weeks. there are no major moves, but the index is giving up 2.9%. it is up 2% for the year. that will be blah for your 401(k).
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gopro stock is down 20%. the action camera maker with a net loss in profits last quarter. lowering the estimates for holiday sales. gopro has struggled to expand beyond the niche market. it sells a drone now and neither move is boosting sales. here's a story we can get our heads around. housing market heat. check this out this friday morning. a new sales report shows prices are hottest in the west. the median home value in san jose, california, $1 million. urban honolulu has a price of $750,000. nationwide, the sales price is

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