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Donald Trump May Meet with Mexico's President Tomorrow; Hard Fought Primaries in Arizona and Florida; FBI To Release Report on Clinton E-mails; Trump Speaks in Everett, Washington. Aired 10-11p ET

Aired August 30, 2016 - 22:00   ET

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[22:00:00] DON LEMON, CNN HOST: Breaking news, the ultimate showman and the ultimate show Donald Trump may meet Mexico's President tomorrow. The candidate is about to take the stage in a rally in Washington State tonight. We're monitoring that for you.

And election results are coming for hard fought primaries in Arizona and Florida.

This is CNN TONIGHT. I'm Don Lemon.

We're keeping an eye on a lot of things at Trump rally for you, of course. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton faces the release of the FBI's reported her e-mails as soon as tomorrow.

Again, following a lot here for you. Plus, polls just closing now in Arizona where Senator John McCain says he is in the race of his political life. And in Florida, Senator Marco Rubio wins the GOP nomination. As former DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is projected to win her Florida democratic primary.

Boy, a lot going on this evening. CNN's Phil Mattingly is with us from the Trump campaign in Washington State. Manu Raju is in Kissimmee, Florida. Mr. Mark Preston is here, Jeff Zeleny as well with me in New York. Gentlemen, I'm so glad you're here because we have so much coming in.

Mark, I'm going to begin with you. The latest development now at Trump's immigration speech tomorrow, a possible meeting with Mexico's president. What do you know about that?

MARK PRESTON, CNN POLITICS EXECUTIVE EDITOR: Well, we couldn't write this up. I mean, this is...

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LEMON: It's like "The Apprentice."

PRESTON: This is like the "Apprentice." So, what we've been told -- and the story we should say first reported by the Washington Post about an hour ago, is that and this is confirmed that Donald Trump's campaign is currently considering going down to Mexico City tomorrow and meeting with the president down there. This was an invitation that was extended by the President of Mexico a

week ago to Hillary Clinton as well as Donald Trump. And there is some talk now within the Trump campaign that this would be a good leadoff before leading on to Arizona to give the immigration speech.

LEMON: OK. Very quick turnaround. These trip take, you know, they will take a while. So, the while is set up so how did they set this up, what's going on, as the Washington Post is reporting, but how did they set this up.

PRESTON: Well, it's logistically it is a nightmare. And it is my understanding that Secret Servive is in nuts right now trying to figure out if we are going to get him down there how are we getting down there, what is going to be the safest route to get him to the location that's under consideration.

There is an incredible logistical nightmare and as Phil Mattingly will note, well, he's out in Washington State there is a good chance you will not see the U.S. National Press Corps travelling with Donald Trump. You need a passport to go, you know, or when you go for the border probably many of these reporters don't even have their passports.

LEMON: Let's bring Phil in. Phil, you're with the Trump campaign that's rallying in Washington State tonight. What are you hearing if anything about this?

PHIL MATTINGLY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, the passports are clearly an issue right now, Don. But look, one of the key issues here and I think Mark kind of laid out the outlines of it. But the Trump campaign has made no secret.

Tomorrow's speech on immigration is extremely important, a crucial moment for the campaign and they are multiplying that by about with the news that they are considering this visit.

Now, a couple of things that I've heard just in passing over the last 40 or 30 minutes or so for talking to Trump advisers, Don. There were some serious internal deliberations on this. And not everybody inside the Trump campaign is thrilled with this idea.

But it is one, as Mark noted, that they are very strongly considering right now. One I'm told Donald Trump is personally leaning towards. One of the big questions becomes, as you noted, Don, how do you pull this off.

Logistically, it's extraordinarily difficult, but also the key component here is what Donald Trump has talked about, the key components of his campaign are components that President Pena Nieto hasn't necessarily agreed to publicly.

So, there's an optics issue here, there's a politics issue here, then there's this logistical issue all of these things are kind of in the works right now as we try to figure this out, Don.

LEMON: Hey, Jeff, I want to -- you've been covering the Clinton campaign, and here is the statement. This is from the Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto his office tonight at it reads in part. "Last Friday, the president sent an invitation to both candidates which were well-received by both of the team, teams campaign. There is no confirmation of meetings at this point."

Any word on plans that the Hillary Clinton campaign plans to make the same trip if these trips are indeed going to happen?

JEFF ZELENY, CNN SENIOR WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT: As of now, no. There has been a discussion about should Hillary Clinton take a foreign trip as a presidential candidate or not. And as recently as the last several days or so, her advisers are leaning no because she has the foreign policy experience.

Of course, she was Secretary of State and her time is in the Senate as well in the Armed Services Committee, she knows the world, the world leaders know her. So, until this moment, no, she's not. Now, is that clad in stone? No, probably not.

If Donald Trump would indeed go to Mexico, could she follow at some point? Perhaps she could. But I think that this is another example.

Boy, we have been pinging back and forth on this immigration policy for the last 10 days or so. This would really be the cherry on top of all of this.

[22:05:03] If he would go to Mexico before his speech in Arizona. I'm not sure how his base would react to that. It would be perhaps a sister Souljah-like moment of this campaign. So, we are not making any predictions. We've learned in this campaign to not do that.

But the Clinton campaign I think is going to follow their own sort of heart and guide on this and not follow what Donald Trump is doing. So, she certainly could be lured into it. But at this point, I was told as recently as last week that no foreign trips on their docket.

LEMON: But this could be -- to both of you and Mark, I think you're the best that could answer this. This could be a really awkward conversation seeing how Donald Trump launched his campaign. Let's take a look back.

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DONALD TRUMP, (R) U.S. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: They're sending people that have lots of problems and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists and some, I assume, are good people.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

LEMON: He said this could be a really awkward conversation.

PRESTON: It could. But, you know, you will not have this conversation at this table. The three of us would have this conversation at this table. Donald Trump in person is very likable, right. I mean, he's very conversational. It will be interesting to see if these two men actually sits across from each other and how the conversation ensues.

I think what's important to notice that his supporters are probably going to be supportive of him doing this. However, he does risk stepping on his message tomorrow night, he does risk the idea of the Mexican President coming out right after this meeting, assuming he goes as he's taking off saying we're not going to pay for that wall.

LEMON: Yes.

PRESTON: And everything that happened in that meeting, you know, is all guff, let's say. And then he step on his message that Donald Trump is then going to Phoenix where we're going to focus on tomorrow.

ZELENY: There's been a one-way conversation at this point Donald Trump about the Mexican government, and what they're going to do. If he makes this a two way conversation and gets some input to Mexican President...

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LEMON: It may seem like a negotiation.

ZELENY: Negotiation. And they're going to say we're not paying for the wall. So, that is going to inject a bit of reality here into what has simply been a campaign promise. That could be one of the reasons that we'll see if this comes off at the end of the day. Yes, they're talking about it right now. We'll see if this happens 24 hours from now if he's in Mexico City.

LEMON: What could he say new at this -- I mean, what could come out of this meeting? I mean, someone -- I know that's a broad question but, yes

PRESTON: You really want to put me on that spot.

LEMON: Yes.

PRESTON: I mean, as Jeff said, we can't make predictions. Listen, I think that no matter what -- let's assume that he does go. Because it is under serious consideration. And there is a good chance that it does happen.

I think that Donald Trump is going to come out and say that was a very gracious meeting, we had a good dialogue and they are still going to pay for the wall. I think no matter what happens, that is exactly what's going to come out of it. However, the Mexican president, as Jeff says, has now been interjected into the conversation with him and that in itself is dangerous.

ZELENY: This is a continuation of a shift in Donald Trump's campaign where they are being open and being more presidential, this is definitely a part of Stephen Bannon's imprint on this and Kellyanne Conway's imprint on this.

PRESTON: Right.

ZELENY: That's what happening right now. Seventy days tonight before the election.

LEMON: You took the words out of my mouth. Because it's all about optics as well. And him appearing more presidential by taking a foreign trip as he went down to Louisiana. So, certainly a turn in this campaign.

Jeff, I just want to get to you quickly. I'm hearing is Donald Trump running behind for this -- Phil, excuse me. Phil, is Donald Trump running behind?

MATTINGLY: Yes. He's a couple minutes behind. He's in town. He's been here for a couple of hours actually, Don, but he's having a fund- raiser first. What's going to be really interesting I think, when everybody it's starting to trickle out to the crowd this news, is he going to mention it all right now.

Our understanding is it's probably not, because these negotiations are still underway but he is a little bit behind right now, Don.

LEMON: All right. Phil, stand by. Gentlemen, stand by. I want to get to Manu Raju right now. Because, Manu, you've been following this competitive primary battles for us tonight. All of these battles tonight. John McCain in Arizona, Marco Rubio, Debbie Wasserman Schultz down in Florida. What do you have for us now?

MANU RAJU, CNN SENIOR POLITICAL REPORTER: Well, Don, actually, the Florida Senate race did not really turn out to be that competitive here in that primary. Marco Rubio winning with more than 70 percent of the vote against the businessman in Carlos Beruff.

Remember when Marco Rubio dropped out of the presidential race after losing this state by nearly 20 points to Donald Trump. He said that he was going to retire, he was going to be done with the Senate. But instead he was lobbied aggressively by republican leaders Mitch McConnell on down, urging him to get into this race because they believe he was the one person who could win and save the Senate seat.

And as a result, all the over republican challengers dropped out of this race. Now, Rubio just speaking to supporters here had a chance to talk about what he called a, quote, "unusual way" he got back into the Senate race.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

SEN. MARCO RUBIO (R), FLORIDA: This has been an unusual road back here with you tonight. As you know, after my race ended in March for the presidency, I was prepared to become a private citizen.

[22:10:02] And I was not prepared just to be so but I was excited about what that meant to the republicans here in the state who over 70 percent of them have returned me as their nominee for the United States Senate.

(CROWD CHEERING)

Now, in about 70 days the people of Florida will choose, and they will have a clear choice to make. Politics are at its best when it's about clear choices.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

RAJU: Now that choice is going to be between him and Patrick Murphy, the democratic Congressman who won his primary. Expect Murphy to criticize Marco Rubio who told me earlier today that he would not actually commit to serving the Senate for a full six-year term if he is reelected.

Now, also in Florida, in southern Florida, Debbie Wasserman Schultz wins her democratic primary against a man who actually was seizing on dissension from the Bernie Sanders camp. Folks who believe that she did not treat Bernie Sanders fairly as DNC chairwoman, but she won that primary.

And we're also watching this hour John McCain in Arizona. Polls are closing. He's a primary challenge against a state -- a former state Senator Kelly Ward. We expect him to win that race. It will be interesting to see how tight of a margin that is. And that's going to be tough race for John McCain in November. The polls show things very close with him and his democratic challenger, Don.

LEMON: All right. Thanks, everyone. I told you there is a lot to cover tonight. There is some breaking news. When we come right back, we're going to cover that, Donald Trump's potential trip to Mexico and his big immigration speech tomorrow. Can he convince voters he's not flip-flopping on his signature issue?

[22:15:00] (COMMERCIAL BREAK)

LEMON: Back now. Donald Trump preparing to deliver his big immigration speech tomorrow and he may meet first with Mexico's president.

Back with me now, Mark Preston, CNN's politics executive editor. Joining us now, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who is still receiving severance from the campaign, he is a CNN political commentator, also here, Angela Rye, former executive director for the Congressional Black Caucus, Lahnee Chen, former policy director for Mitt Romney. Guess who my first question is going to.

COREY LEWANDOWSKI, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: Lahnee.

LEMON: All right. So, what do you know? I know you know. When is he going? What is he doing? Is he going?

LEWANDOWSKI: Here's what I know. I know that Donald Trump is in Washington State right now, he's going to be in California tomorrow and then he is going to be in Arizona and then he's going to go to Ohio.

LEMON: Is he going, Corey? Is he going?

LEWANDOWSKI: Ok. I think that's probably an issue to address with the security guys. I think here's what you have. Honestly, I think what you have is you've got a leaded with the President of Mexico who wants to have the conversation with the two presidential candidates.

And there's an opportunity right now to talk very seriously about the new immigration reform. That opportunity is with Donald Trump right now and whether that meeting takes place today or takes place in the future is clearly something that's going to be important to have it.

LEMON: It sounds like he's saying yes, right?

ANGELA RYE, DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST: It does seem to saying yes. He's saying possibly.

LEMON: What's your reaction?

RYE: Well, a couple of things. One is, on the positive side, I try to do this once a week. On the positive side I think it's really important to note that this could be an opportunity for Donald Trump to change the narrative, and when it started. When he slid down that escalator and said, you know, Mexicans are rapists and drug dealers. This is an opportunity for him to change...

(CROSSTALK)

LEWANDOWSKI: And some are good people he said. He did say that...

(CROSSTALK)

RYE: Thank you, Corey. But he still said rapists and drug dealers. Imagine that. Nevertheless, this is an opportunity for him to change that narrative and what a time to do it, 70 days left in the campaign when he needs brown voters. So, I think that it's a smart -- it's a smart tactical move. It's a little late and maybe he shouldn't have ever said this stuff to begin with.

LEMON: Is it a smart move, it's also a risky move, right, Lanhee?

LANHEE CHEN, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: Yes. Very risky because the problem is he's going to go to Mexico and the President of Mexico is going to say whatever the president wants to say about his immigration policy.

So, there is a little bit of message issue there. Also these trips are actually hard to plan. You know, I helped plan Governor Romney's trip in 2012 when he went to England, to Poland, and to Israel. And it took months to plan. And even then, you know, it was a trip that had some hiccups.

LEMON: Yes.

RYE: Sure.

CHEN: So, you know, these things are hard to plan. It would be a miracle to plan it in three or four days.

LEMON: Can we talk quickly about logistics before we move on, Mark. Because we will -- Phil Mattingly said there is an issue with passports and all sorts of things getting the press corps and he needs the media there, right?

PRESTON: Right. It will cover things.

(CROSSTALK)

LEMON: It will cover the optics.

PRESTON: And I think why he want to do a trip like this is obviously he want to try to get as much press attention as you can, as possible, and you have a national press corps where you have to assume that most of them don't have passports so they won't be able to travel with him. At some point there will have to be some kind of, I know we're getting into the weeds.

But it's kind of fascinating there would have to be some kind of pool of reporters that would have to go on behalf of the American Press Corps just to cover this meeting in addition from whatever reporters that Americans news organizations have in Mexico.

But in addition to that, you have a whole Secret Service situation where you're putting a candidate on the ground in a city that is dangerous. You have to figure out driving routes, flying routes, security around the airport.

I have to tell you, the Secret Service when they do foreign trips at least three works -- three weeks in advance, they sent people out just to look at what roads they were going to drive and constantly looking at how to move somebody around the city. So, it is a logistical challenge.

LEMON: Is that part of the conversation that you...

LEWANDOWSKI: Look, I think...

LEMON: ... but your phone is beeping I'm getting (Inaudible).

LEWANDOWSKI: OK. I think the U.S. Secret Service is going to make sure that every precaution is in place if he decides to go because security is the most paramount issue, there is no question about it. That being said, you know, I think that we're learning about this tonight from a news account but this has clearly been in the works for at least three or four days already that we know of this.

It's been publicly reported. So, the real question is what normally takes a politician multiple weeks to do Donald Trump gets done in three or four days. I think there's the difference.

LEMON: Yes. And I would think -- I mean, go ahead.

PRESTON: I don't know. I mean, just an interesting comment. I mean, that Donald Trump could -- I'll let it go.

LEMON: Yes. It's interesting, the Press Corps, I mean, honestly, I always have my passport with me in my briefcase. The Press Corps would always...

(CROSSTALK)

RYE: I was just -- I was just thinking that. Because Mark said that the Press Corps may not have their passports. He needs on to them, not that they don't have...

(CROSSTALK)

LEMON: I have it with me. I have it, except I don't carry to the gym.

(CROSSTALK)

RYE: Don is taking exception.

LEMON: But I have the exception and I have it back to in case I have to go somewhere.

RYE: Yes.

LEMON: All right. Corey, I want you to respond to this. This is -- I want to put this poll. This is a new Monmouth poll, it's on Pennsylvania, with Hillary Clinton comfortable lead eight-point lead over Donald Trump among likely voters. She's also trailing among college educated white voters by 10 points, that's a group that Mitt Romney won four years ago.

Heading into Labor Day, he's got to turn this around. What do you think he can do?

LEWANDOWSKI: Well, definitely he does. And I think if you look at the deep dive in that poll he has a substantial lead among white males in that poll. I think he's got an 18-point lead right now as what that poll data indicates.

[22:20:03] You know, what he has to do is to continue to do a additional outreach in Pennsylvania, there's no question. I think, you know, the step of him going to Detroit to talk to the African-American community is an important one.

I think what you'll see is his opportunity to expand that base, potentially from what republicans traditionally received, particularly if you look at the last two elections where you had a democratic African-American on the top of the ticket, you had Mitt Romney and John McCain who underperformed in that particular demographic.

I think Donald Trump has an opportunity to perform much better than either of these two past republican presidential candidates. And that will play out in the State Pennsylvania, specifically into Philadelphia area.

LEMON: How so the opportunity to perform?

LEWANDOWSKI: Well, because I think what he's talking about specifically is, look, I think not just the African-American community but every community wants to have safety. And if you look at the cities like Baltimore that just past to 200 murder victim just today. If you look at last four years or five years in the cities of Chicago

where more people have died on the streets of Chicago than have in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2015, you have to make sure our cities are safe.

And the primary job in my opinion of the president of the United States is to make sure the American public is safe.

LEMON: Yes.

LEWANDOWSKI: And saying police reform working. Look, I think when the police work with the communities, they bring victims -- they bring killers to justice and we saw this week with Dwayne Wade's cousin. The police worked with the community and within two days they found the perpetrators of that horrific crime of a poor woman walking down the street and we're going those people to justice.

LEMON: And there were also, we have to remember there are also other victims with that nuts.

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LEWANDOWSKI: That's right.

LEMON: With all due respect to Dwayne Wade's cousin, right. There are other victims. So this is one issue that they're counting on. I don't know if it's a big enough issue to win over as many voters as they want to win over in the Trump campaign. You did this with Mitt Romney.

CHEN: Yes.

LEMON: What's your advice? Can this be done?

CHEN: Well, it can be done. They have to frame security broadly, right. It can't just be about criminal justice issues narrowly. It's got to be about security and safety for United -- for the United States in our communities and they have to figure out a way to personalize it. But I think that's something traditionally by the way, that republicans have not done.

LEMON: Is it right that they appear to be personalizing it now as an African-American issue, the issue that what people...

(CROSSTALK)

CHEN: Yes. I mean, that to me is -- that's not the approach I would necessarily take. I mean, I think that the basic point they're trying to make is that progressive policies have failed communities of color, that's the point I'm trying to make, which is a fine point to make. But then when it starts to veer into these other sort of angles, it becomes a little more problematic.

RYE: And it's also not true, right? We have, as I keep referencing this because it's something that is close to my heart. I keep thinking about Flint. Flint Michigan, where you have a democratic mayor who is continuing to plead with the republican governor for help for relief for the citizens of Flint.

I think we have republican governor and mayors all over this country and their policies are failing communities of color as well. You have to begin to look at root causes of these issues and it's one that Donald Trump is particularly allergic to because he uses it in exactly the opposite way.

And that is racism is he sits as president in this country that we can continue to deny that it exists but it's a fact it is at the root of wage disparities, it's a fact it's in corporate board rooms, it is at the top of the Fortune 500 companies. The fact that we're invisible are missing, tech diversity, minimum wage, I mean, you can go down the list it exist everywhere.

LEMON: I think that most people in the country who don't deal in politics would think that this issue, the issue of safety, the issue of race is a bipartisan issue...

RYE: Sure.

LEMON: ... that everyone needs to deal with.

RYE: Yes.

LEMON: But probably a smart political angle to take if you're trying to win a presidential candidate if you're at least strategizing that way.

Our conversation continues on the other side of this break. We'll be right back.

[22:25:00] (COMMERCIAL BREAK)

LEMON: Welcome back. Live pictures from Everett, Washington where Donald Trump is about to hold a rally. Rudy Giuliani the former Mayor of New York City there also, one of his closest advisers is up next. Jeff Sessions is going to speak, the Alabama Junior, the Senator from Alabama will speak, and then Donald Trump should take the stage.

According to our reporter there, Phil Mattingly, he is running a bit behind. So, with that said, the late breaking news is that Donald Trump may meet with Mexico's president tomorrow. Of course, he's delivering that speech and he may do it from Mexico.

Back with me now Mark Preston, Corey Lewandowski, Angela Rye, and Lanhee Chen. And again, Donald Trump speaking soon in Everett. We'll leave that little picture up for you.

Can we talk about debate, Angela. He is supposedly the man who co- authored the book "The Art of the Deal" with Donald Trump. They are meeting with him trying to find out Trump's soft spot will get under his skin. This is going to be a debate like none other for Hillary Clinton.

RYE: Absolutely. So, she's a seasoned debater, one we know during 2000 -- the 2008 election, who was handing Barack Obama his hand. He's permutable. The problem is she's never debated five people in one and that's Donald Trump.

She literally -- and I'm serious like people laugh about I'm serious. Like that guy goes on so many tangents, you can't keep up. So, I just -- my recommendation to the campaign would be literally have five people play Donald Trump.

LEMON: Yes.

RYE: But he's going to beat down five different roles on one question.

LEMON: I think good because I've had to deal with the surrogates when you have different people. .

RYE: I'm just serious.

LEMON: I'm joking, Corey, OK.

RYE: Not to Corey. Everybody.

LEWANDOWSKI: That's right.

LEMON: What do you want to see from Hillary Clinton?

RYE: I want to see her -- there was a moment at the convention we talked about it at CNN Grill. There was a moment at the convention where she during her nomination speech was talking about Donald Trump saying he knew more than the generals and she said, no, Donald, you don't.

And it was this epic moment for Hillary Clinton because she loosened up and she just kind of gave it to the American people real. I think she needs to have a lot of those moments and that need to be one of the underlying things.

No, Donald, you don't. You're not fit. You're temperamentally unfit is the term that the campaign uses, you're not qualified, you don't know more than the generals, you don't have your basic talking points together, they change every day. I don't think that she needs to belittle him.

LEMON: Yes.

RYE: But I think she needs to make it very clear that she...

(CROSSTALK)

LEMON: And she needs to walk a fine line for...

(CROSSTALK)

RYE: Very, Yes.

LEMON: And so does he because he was up there with mostly men, right, so he's got to deal with women. Here's what I hear, Lanhee, I want to direct this to you - that he needs to be more presidential and pull back. They would like her to be, as they say, you know, the kids say, more swag and to own what she has.

(CROSSTALK)

RYE: To have more swag, Don.

LEMON: Instead of making apologies for it and saying, well, the reason I'm being so wonky about. So you understand that, is that...

[22:30:05] CHEN: Right. No, and I think she has to be more conversational. I think he has to be more presidential. And I think that's the challenge. But, you know, we can make all of these assumptions about what's going to happen in this debate.

RYE: Yes.

CHEN: And none of them is probably going to happen, right. Because this is just going to be one of the most unpredictable things we've seen.

RYE: Yes.

CHEN: I think for Trump, though, the imperative is clear. I think he has to address the temperament issue, he has to demonstrate I think some understanding of public policies and the challenges that face America. And I think he's also got to understand the Clinton record. He can't go chasing conspiracy theories. He needs to be able to prosecute her on the facts, otherwise he loses the credibility.

LEMON: But debates are about little moments sometimes, unscripted that you can't predict.

PRESTON: They're about body language. Very much so because when a voter is watching that screen, they're listening but they're really watching.

And if you go back through all the debates, Hillary Clinton is very good at turning to her opponent and staring at them straight on. It's something that I don't think Donald Trump necessarily likes himself. Because to have that opponent. Having said that, Donald Trump does the same thing. Donald Trump at times likes to turn and stare directly at his opponent when that person is speaking.

LEMON: He's also quick. But I want to say it's like, you know, the first George Bush looking at...

CHEN: A sign.

RYE: His watch.

LEMON: ... his watch or sign saying I wouldn't or who is it that said I won't belittle my opponent, I'm paraphrasing here, but I don't want Ronald Reagan exploit my opponent's youth and inexperience. It's about little moments that you can script like that. You during the primary you prepped him for the debates. So, the primaries are different than the general, what can we expect. Because we're hearing that he doesn't look traditional debate, mock debate. LEWANDOWSKI: Yes. Well, I think look, I don't know what traditional

mock debate probably looks like, if that means standing behind the podium for two hours and debating a person who is not your actual opponent, obviously that didn't work for the 16 others in the primary field.

So, I think what you have with Donald Trump is he has his advisers who sit around like talk about policy issues. But he's also very engaging, he's very witty. He is a person who understands, you know, the importance of that one liner. And if it's little Marco or it's lying Ted when he branded these individuals during the campaign and brought those issues up during the debates, you know, it takes them off to their game.

So, I think what you'll see is Donald Trump being prepared to put Hillary on the defensive of her record with the Clinton Foundation, as well as her record as Secretary of State.

LEMON: All right. Stand by, everyone. We're awaiting Donald Trump in Everett, Washington tonight. He's going to talk about hopefully that he's going to go to Mexico tomorrow to meet with Mexico's president and to talk about building the way and what are his plans for immigration in this country. We'll be right back.

[22:35:00] (COMMERCIAL BREAK)

LEMON: All right. We're following the breaking news, there is Donald Trump in Everett, Washington about to take to the podium giving a campaign rally there. And this on the breaking news, it is confirmed now officially from Donald Trump's official Twitter feed, "I have accepted the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico. And look very much forward to meeting him tomorrow."

So, Donald Trump travelling to Mexico to meet with the President of Mexico tomorrow. Expected to give his speech on immigration from Mexico. So, there is Donald Trump speaking in Everett, Washington -- I'm sorry, to meet with him, not from Mexico, pardon me, not to give a speech from there but meeting with him.

Let's listen to -- well, he's going to take a bit. Turning around. I have my panel here with me. Corey, what's he going to say?

LEWANDOWSKI: Today, he's going to talk about -- he's going to talk about four important things tonight, which is -- which is, number one, he's going to reiterate the need to build a wall. It's going to be a physical barrier. That's what he's going to discuss when he goes to Arizona tomorrow.

Number two, he's going to talk about the e-verification system, there's no question about that. Number three, he's going to talk about ending sanctuary cities. And four, he's going to enforce the current laws and deport the current felons which are in our country and send them back to their own countries. So, those are the basic parameters of this immigration plan, this outlying deal last June and has stuck by today.

RYE: So, I just think it's important on the felons point because it continues to come up. Folks who have...

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LEMON: I've got to him now. He's speaking and -- pardon me.

RYE: And fact check. There was a fact check coming.

LEMON: Here is Donald trump.

DONALD TRUMP, (R) U.S. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Thank you.

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LEMON: And what were you saying talked about...

TRUMP: I want to thank if I could because it works so hard. And you know, outside right now they have over 8,000 people trying to get in. And we set the record, I don't know how old this building is but it's not brand new and we set the record for attendance tonight, so I just want to thank you.

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Thank you very much. So they're going to be pouring in as we speak, unless you'd like me to come back in a half an hour and we'll start. No? No? All right.

I want to thank Susan Hutchinson who is in the audience someplace. Susan, she's done a great job.

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Brian Dansel. Where's Brian? Brian is over there someplace. I want to thank Don Benton, Senator Benton. He's been amazing. He said you should come here. We'll fill that place up so fast, and he was right. So, I want to thank Don. And Doug Ericsson, Senator Doug Ericsson, so I want to thank all of them. Amazing, they've done an amazing job.

We are going to work very hard over the next 70 days and we're going to win the state and we're going to win the White House.

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We are going to take back the White House. You know a republican would never come to the State of Washington, and you know on television they said I wonder why he's going to the State of Washington because you know what, republicans don't win it but we're going to win it. That's why I'm here.

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That's why I'm here. And this love affair began about three months ago when I came up here and we had record crowds, two events, massive, massive crowds.

[22:40:02] And I said why don't the republicans win that state? I think we're going to win Washington State, so that's the story. That's why I'm here. That's why I'm here.

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I don't know if you saw it but poll numbers came in today that are phenomenal. We're leading in Florida. We're leading in North Carolina.

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We're leading on a national basis and some of the polls Los Angeles Times we're doing three points up. We're doing really well, folks. I'll tell you what it's all coming together. And when you see crowd like this, people fully understand why I will tell you.

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Thank you. So, we are going to have a great victory for the people, people. Remember. For the people. It's going to be a victory for every citizen whose voice has not been heard and that's a lot of people.

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It will be a win for the voters, not the pundits, not the journalists.

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Not the lobbyists, not the global special interests that take care of these politicians and get whatever they want, and they're the ones that are funding my opponent's campaign. Millions and millions and millions of dollars and they have total control over crooked Hillary Clinton, believe me. Total control.

This is going to be your victory, it's going to be your victory, it's going to be your victory.

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True. We're going to create the new American future, our children so desperately deserve.

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In this new future, millions of workers on the sidelines will be returned to the workforce. They've been taken out of the -- they are going to return and they're going to return quickly, believe me.

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Crumbling roads and bridges and airports will be replaced with the infrastructure our country needs and deserves, our infrastructure is going to hell. Frankly, I hate to say it, our country is going to hell and we're not going to let it happen.

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Families trapped in welfare will be provided with jobs and opportunity. Government will become lean and mean, except, except it will have a big fat beautiful heart. We will have an effective government, a responsible and honest government for a change.

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Our border will be protected. Our children will be safe. People don't talk about the inner cities but I'm talking about the inner cities. They don't talk about the inner cities. The democrats have taken advantage of African-Americans. They take their vote, they win the election and then they say see you in four years, thanks a lot. Not me.

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Will rebuild our inner cities and provide safety and peace to all of our citizens.

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American values in culture will be cherished and celebrated once again. But to achieve this future we must break free from the bitter failures of the past of which there have been many and reject the same insiders telling us the same old lies. Because they're lies. And I know these people well, believe me.

One area where honesty is badly needed is on the subject of economic and living conditions for African-American citizens in the United States.

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Thank you. And thank you to law enforcement and our police.

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Millions of African-Americans in this country have succeeded greatly and their contributions to every area of our life and now and they have done so much. And now throughout history we should celebrate and cherish that success. But, but, this includes tremendous, tremendous and amazing achievements in arts, science sports, music, business, et cetera.

It includes millions of African-American entrepreneurs, innovators and the millions of African-American workers in our middle class. But, but we must also talk about those who have been left behind.

The million suffering in disastrous conditions, in so many of our inner cities and neighborhoods afflicted by total poverty, drugs and horrible, horrible violence that we watch every single night, every single night you turn on the news and you see the violence and it's horrible.

No group in America has been more harmed by Hillary Clinton's policies and the policies of democrats who have run our inner cities for literally 50, 70, 80, 90, even 100 years. Nobody has been hurt more than African-Americans. (CROWD CHEERING)

There is no better evidence of the fact that Hillary Clinton's immigration policy, which brings in illegal immigrants and -- well, is that a true statement. It brings in illegal immigrants and refugees to take jobs from our hardworking African-American and Hispanic citizens and they want those jobs.

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Instead of providing free health care and jobs to millions of refugees from around the world that we have no idea even where they come from, we should rebuild our inner cities and provide jobs to struggling Americans that have been struggling for years and years.

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Thank you. Tonight, I'm asking for the vote of every African-American and Hispanic citizen who wants to see a better future, who want to see real positive change.

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The inner cities of our country have been run by the democratic machine for so long. These democratic policies, the policies of Hillary Clinton...

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[22:49:56] These democratic policies, the policies of Hillary Clinton, have produced only poverty, joblessness, failing schools, broken homes and rising crime and it's only getting worse. They don't care about you. Remember that. They don't care about you. They want your vote and they don't care.

They've used you for decades and decades and decades, and they will continue to use you. Nearly 4 in 10 African-American children live in poverty. Think of that. Four in ten are living in poverty. This includes 45 percent of children under the page of 6. Fifty eight percent of African-American youth are not working.

Meanwhile, another two million Hispanic-Americans have been added to the ranks of those in poverty since 2009. Not a long time ago. In Detroit, half of all its residents do not work. Half. In Milwaukee where I just left, almost four in ten African-American men between the ages of 24 and 54 do not have a job.

Here in the State of Washington, 65 percent of Latino children and 60 percent of African-American children live in low-income households. Chicago just had the most violent month in 20 years, more than 2,800 people have been shot in Chicago since just the beginning of the year.

You look at war-torn countries are safer than living in our inner cities by a lot it's not even close. It breaks everybody's heart. We cannot let this violence continue. We can't let it happen.

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It will and it must be ended. Under a Trump administration, it will indeed end.

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It will be my priority to work with communities, local police, state police and federal law enforcement to dismantle the gangs and to liberate our citizens from violence and poverty and fear.

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I will appoint the best judges and prosecutors and federal investigators who will make this their personal mission and so many people want to do that. There is one thing which can no longer be denied. If you keep voting for the same people, you will keep getting the same horrible results. Remember that.

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And Hillary Clinton has been doing this stuff for 35 years and nothing's happened. Just remember, nothing's happened.

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To those suffering I say what do you have to lose by voting for Donald Trump? I will fix it. I will fix it. I will fight for you as no one ever has before. They don't fight for you. They don't fight for you.

Let me also tell you what you have to gain - jobs, opportunity, security, safety, great education and many other things. Many, many other things.

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Thank you. This means very much and just so much to me. I believe every child in Detroit, in Baltimore, in Chicago has the right to live out their lives in safety and in peace.

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In the Wall Street Journal today, Heather McDonald of Manhattan and the Manhattan Institute just wrote an important article about the soaring crime and it is soaring like you've never seen before in our inner cities.

[22:55:07] And the responsibility of democratic politicians for creating this horrible problem. Big article, highly, highly respected person. The article is called "Black Lives Matter to Donald Trump."

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True. True. She writes that Mr. Trump's call restore law and order recognizes the right of inner city residents to enjoy the same freedom from fear that the rest of America now really takes for granted. Freedom from violence is one of the greatest civil rights of our time.

So, too, is the issue of school choice. What a difference it will make.

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What a difference it will make. We will fight for the right of parents to send their kids to the school that they believe gives their kids the best shot at success.

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I will not accept and neither with your future and with children -- and think of this, children of color, any color in this country are not fully included in the American dream.

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Our whole country loses when we leave millions of talented aspiring Americans on the sideline, which is happening all of the time. We want to give everyone a chance to contribute their full talents to our economy and to the greatness of our country.

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Remember, and most people don't know this, the Republican Party is the -- right? You know what I'm going to say. Right? The Republican Party is the party of Abraham Lincoln. Not bad. No bad.

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It's also the party of freedom, equality and opportunity. People have forgotten for so long now. It is the Democratic Party that is the party of slavery, the party of Jim Crow and the party of opposition.

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By the way, is there any place better to be than a Trump rally, right? Any place.

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Nothing makes me more honored and proud than to be the nominee of Abraham Lincoln's Republican Party and we're going to do a job.

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Our party will fight to bring hope to every forgotten stretch of this country. Once again we will be one American nation, one American nation. We will be one united people, and we will have one really great future again, believe me.

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And a great future will be built on these three critical words, jobs, jobs, jobs.

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This will include a complete revitalization of our manufacturing sector, which has been absolutely so badly hurt by Hillary Clinton's policies, so badly hurt, devastated. We're bringing jobs back to our country, we're not going to let people take our jobs anymore. We're not going to let our jobs go to other countries anymore.

[23:00:01] There will be retribution, there will be a price to pay.

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