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important to vote for officials who will push our country in a direction that's more sustainable. >> i'm look at who's getting money from corporate pacs and the fossil few industry. >> on november 6th, i'm voting for women's rights because i want all girls and women and all people to have equitable access to education, jobs, and affordable health care. >> all right, so we want to hear from you. we have four days to go. post a video, tell us why you're voting. use the hashtag #whyivotecnn on instagram. >> well, today, more proof that the economy is strong. i'm jim sciutto in washington. >> i'm poppy harlow in new york. good friday morning to you. the jobs report beats expectations. the u.s. economy added a quarter million new jobs last month. that's a great number any way you slice it. the carville rule is the economy stupid is as true now as it was in the '90s.
with four days to go until the midterms, why isn't the president hammering this message to voters. yes, he tweeted about it, but his overarching message is one of fear and immigration. it's stoking fear, fear of immigrants and fear of democrats, jim. >> and the president doing that as he surges campan rallies around the country. there are two more for today. according to a new "washington post" count, that has meant a surge of misleading claims, from five a day in the beginning of his presidency, pretty high for a u.s. president. to 30 a day over the last seven weeks. cnn white house correspondent abby phillip joins us now live from the white house. you got good economic numbers today. any indication the president changes his overall message of fear four days until the election? >> great economic numbers, jim. the question of why isn't the president talking more about it is one that i think a lot of republicans are asking today. the president has been pushing something completely different over the last few days.
and has been dedicating virtually all of his public energy, his time, his tweets to pushing this idea that there is a crisis and an invasion at the border. he's even gone so far as to suggest that the u.s. troops that he's sending to the border in a support capacity should greet rocks with guns. >> anybody throwing stones, rocks, like they did to mexico and the mexican military, mexican police, where they badly hurt police and soldiers of mexico, we will consider that a firearm. because there's not much difference. when you get hit in the face with a rock, which as you know, it was very violent a few days ago. very, very violent. >> so u.s. military officials are permitted to use force in the face in self-defense, but president trump's suggestion there is one that a lot of former military officials are saying really flies in the face of the rules of engagement for
our service members, especially considering that they are being sent to do something completely different, not to interdict people at the border but to add support, perhaps build fencing and aid with the department of homeland security's existing effort, but president trump is just trying to refocus the attention in the last few days before the election on immigration. trying to gin up concern and fear among his supporters. and with two rallies today in west virginia and indiana, it's likely we will hear more and more of that, but for republicans, especially the ones facing competitive races in certain districts, suburban districts, the message of the economy is one that they would much rather be talking about, jim and poppy. >> straight up violates the rules of engagement. abby phillip at the white house. >> thanks. joining us now, cnn military analyst, lieutenant colonel mark hertling. you're the perfect voice to have on this. what do you say to the president saying respond to rock throwers
with gunfire, and what are you hearing from the broader military community on this? >> the first part, poppy, and thanks for having me, is the concept of them responding to rock throwers. remember, these are support personnel. so the president's word picture showing people that, hey, if anyone throws a rock at the military guys, they're going to shoot back. you know, i suggest that they treat it as a rifle. first of all, if they are used properly, these are engineers, signal corps soldiers, intelligence soldiers, aircraft crews. so they won't be up against troops -- up against civilians coming toward the border, and even if they were, they should not be asked to conduct law enforcement operations. that's number one. so he's actually building a word picture, assuming to the american people that these troops are going to be on the front lines, and they're not. secondly, the fact that he did
say this does violate the law of land warfare, and it seems to be a trend that the president has executed both in his campaign and since he's been in office. remember, this is the same president who said we should bomb iraq and take all their oil. a war crime. that we should bomb and kill terrorist families to send a signal. a war crime. suggested that a false story about a president dipping bullets in blood and using them to scare away muslims. a war crime. are all kind of in line with this war crime that he is suggesting american soldiers do. the law of land warfare says that soldiers can't use disproportional force. it's one of five principles of the law of land warfare, and any commander worth his salt wouldn't allow it, and all the soldiers who have been trained in the values and the geneva convention and the law of land warfare would not do it. >> general, as i often remind viewers, you commanded u.s. troops in combat in iraq. you know about the exercise of
force, deadly force when necessary. you hit on a great point there, that basically the president is creating a fantasy because those forces are support forces. they will not be face-to-face with these migrant, and it would be unlawful for them to shoot rock throwers. i wonder your concern about how the u.s. military is being used here, deployed by the thousands to the border to fit the president's political narrative and fearmongering claim? does that damage the u.s. military? >> it absolutely does, jim. it just reminded me, i didn't answer poppy's second question, which was had i heard from others about this. yes, i have. from sergeants to captains who are deploying. one captain i talked to yesterday is already deployed to the southern border with an engineer company, and i was talking to her about that deployment. but also, from senior general retired officers who are all very concerned that the president is now pulling in the military as part of this
divisiveness strategy. in fact, let me read to you, as long as i have it here. i got a note from a senior general officer, in fact, higher ranking than me, yesterday. i won't name him, but he said everything the president is doing is to distract, divide, and generate fear and discount anyone who disagrees with his daily agenda. we have gone from a nation of hopefulness with an instinct to cooperate, the force you and i were involved in, to one where we're a nation of fear and an instinct to suppress disagreement. i think that sums it up very succinctly that other departments within the government have been divided by the president's rhetoric, and now he's pulling in this institution of the military. and it's caused and seeded a great deal of distrust. now people are saying, will military shoot at people coming to our border? do they have control of the people? will it be another abu ghraib or milie or kent state? no, it won't be, but the
president has seeded those fears and it's really unfortunate because it's another slam against an institution that provides for the security of the united states. >> okay. lieutenant general mark hertl g hertling, so important insight. thank you for being with us. >> thank you. let's talk more about the broader politics of this. our chief political correspondent dana bash is back. you importantly last hour reminded us of the republican autopsy conducted after mitt romney lost in 2012. that we have to expand the umbrella. we have to talk to hispanic voters. we have to do better with them. it's the opposite of what the president has done from the minute he came down that escalator and announced his candidacy. and it may work for him. it did in 2016. it may work for him in some ways in the midterms here. may work for him in 2020, but at what cost to the republican party as a whole, by saying treat rocks thrown by migrants as rifles, et cetera, and if
it's going to result in a cost for the republican party, why aren't leaders in the party more upset about it? >> that's such a great question. to be fair, a lot of the leaders in the republican party were upset about it. throughout the whole 2016 race. paul ryan didn't ever appear with candidate donald trump. pretty much for this reason, and others, but primarily this. because he didn't think that donald trump was leading the republican party in the right way for the long-term health and viability of the gop. same goes for mitch mcconnell. he was no donald trump fan. but things are different now. because donald trump is president. and i'll just say in the case of mitch mcconnell, it's a marriage of convenience. mitch mcconnell's lifelong political goal has been to stack the courts with conservative judges. guess what. he's worked hand in glove with the trump white house in doing just that. never mind the supreme court.
but the lower level federal benches. and so look. they have made a deal. and they're doing what they can, but they're not comfortable about it. and i think that paul ryan, now that he's on his way out, picked another fight with the president on this very issue of immigration specifically the question of birthright citizenship. >> talking about long-term implications of the president's strategy, the democratic strategist paul begala noted the following, the more explosive element is college educated women. they're not itinerant voters like a lot of the democratic base. they're rooted and they always vote. is there evidence that -- there is certainly evidence they're turning away from the republican party. but is there evidence they're turning away long term or is it more about donald trump? >> that's a great question. i don't think we can answer that yet, to be honest.
because i will just tell you that my experience about this time in 2016, two years ago, going to the ultimate battleground for college educated women, the suburbs of philadelphia that paul begala knows a lot of well, he's done a lot of races in pennsylvania, and they were turning away from hillary clinton. surprisingly. and towards donald trump, because they were fed up with business as usual, politics as usual. didn't love hillary clinton. obviously, generalizing here, but that's what i found. and it bore out in the polls. and so i think the way to answer that is to see what the alternative is, because in 2016, on a presidential level, ironically for these women, many of them did not see the benefit in electing the first woman because they didn't like that particular female candidate. and we'll see what happens down the pike.
in the short term, when you're talking about the election on tuesday, we are seeing these women, at least in the polls, leading up to the election, turn away from the trump republican party because they are so disgusted with the rhetoric, with the tone, with the tenor. never mind the fact that the economy is so good. that is why this $6 million ad buy is now in the ether from the trump campaign, specifically targeting women who are potentially independent, who need to be reminded the economy is good and that's good for their families. that's not an accident. >> we're going to get a lot of data on tuesday. right? we'll look at the results. dana bash, thanks very much. >> thanks. still to come, roger stone now admitting he talks to the trump campaign about the upcoming wikileaks disclosures of stolen clinton e-mails, that he did so in the 2016 presidential race. did he have inside information? also, the u.s. economy is
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president trump is now admitting he talked to the trump campaign in 2016 about wikileaks' plan to release a stockpile of stolen clinton e-mails to hurt clinton's campaign. stone published an e-mail exchange with steve bannon, then the chief executive of the trump campaign, where stone said there would be a load every week going forward. this as the special counsel, robert mueller's team looks into whether stone had an inside track with wikileaks and whether he shared any of that information with then-candidate trump or trump's inner circle. joining us is democratic congressman from california, eric swalwell. a member of the house intelligence committee. thanks for taking the time this morning. >> of course. good morning, jim. >> so when stone testified before your committee last year, he said, and i'm quoting, he had no advance knowledge of the source or actual content of the wikileaks disclosures. do you feel that stone lied to your committee? >> i do. and jim, democrats on the committee have tried to refer a
number of transcripts to bob mueller's office. we have asked the out. i have seen reporting that bob mueller has those transcripts. i don't think that's accurate because they would have to be sent over from the house intelligence committee, and every time we have asked, devin nunes and the republicans have voted against that. it's for this reason, testimony like this that we're very concerned. >> if the democrats regain the house, will you bring stone back to testify before the committee? >> well, i think we'll fill in the gaps where they exist in the russia investigation, which first would be to send the transcripts to bob mueller. then show the public the transcripts and interview witnesses. also, to test their accounts using the subpoena power. and so i think first, what we want to do is test what roger stone told us by subpoenaing twitter, subpoenaing bank records, going after travel logs and communication logs. we ran a take them at their word investigation with a gang that was not worthy of being taken at their word. >> let me ask you this.
if it is proven and we're not there yet, but if it is proven that roger stone was in touch with wikileaks, which u.s. intelligence views as a middleman used by russia to get these stolen e-mails out. if he got advance notice from wikileaks about these materials and if he passed that advanced notice on to the trump campaign, would he or members of the tromp campaign in your view be guilty of a crime? >> my view is that we have to protect the american people from outside interference. bob mueller is pursuing the crimes. our job was to tell the american people what our adversaries are trying to do. i think it's offensive to our democracy if you're willing and eager to work with a foreign adversary and be a middleman between that adversary and a presidential campaign. now, putting my prosecutor hat on, you know, i retired from that career, but there's potential accomplice liability, potential conspiracy liability, but we would have to see just how dirty roger stone got in this business.
jim, roger stone, for decades, has called himself a dirty trickster. it's very hard to believe that he shed those dirty tricks for this campaign. leopard doesn't change its spots, and roger stone does not forget dirty tricks. those are two rules to live by in politics. >> we're four days away, as you know, you're up for re-election from the midterm elections. great job numbers again today. continuing a trend under this administration. what is the democratic party's -- what is your countermessage to voters on tuesday? what will you do for american voters' economic interests that republicans are not? >> jim, i grew up and represent dublin, california, and to people there, the economy is not the stock market. it's not the unemployment rate and it's not the gdp. it's whether people are doing better, saving more, and dreaming bigger for their kids. right now, when health care costs are going up during open enrollment, in some states, premium increases as high as
30%, when tax cuts are going to the top 10% in our country while everyone else has to pay for them, that's not seeing people get ahead. that's just allowing you to get by. so democrats are running a for the people message which will protect health care by putting back in place protections around pre-existing conditions. protect paychecks to make sure tax cuts go to every person on every floor, not just the people on the top floor of every building, and protect our democracy. outside corruption that we see with the russians and other countries like saudi arabia, and inside where we see dirty money and dirty maps polluting our democracy. there's a lot to do, a lot to protect. >> do you feel that's a message that's getting out? because many democrats, party leadership, nancy pelosi included, associated with a simpler message, which is basically we're not trump. right? do you think that american voters see a clear alternative with democrats other than it's not the party of the president? >> i'm on the leadership team of the house democrats.
i sit in a meeting with nancy pelosi every week, and we do conference calls as well. there is no person who is keeping us more disciplined about health care, health care, health care, and it's because she hears it and i hear it across the country. that is top of mind for the american people. their protections have been gutted. pre-existing conditions are no longer being defended by the administration. as being not able to be charged more for having one. and so we have to protect those first. then i think, jim, in 2020, that field of candidates will define largely what the economic message is. right now, we're in a storm. we have to batten down the hatches and protect the american people, and then we can start to rebuild this country after the midterms. >> final quick question. yes or no, are you running in 2020? >> i'm considering it. just had a baby last week. >> congratulations, by the way. >> thank you. cricket is her name. and we've got midterm coming this week and i'm going to make decisions about the long term after this coming tuesday. >> all right. we'll ask you again after
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a boost for the u.s. economy. 250,000 jobs added last month. 3.7% unemployment. solid wage greth of 3.1%. kevin hassett can't stop smiling. and he joins me now. >> great to be back. >> good morning. so your reaction to the numbers. >> well, you know, i think that the real big headline for me is that first that wage growth is the highest we have seen in more than a decade. it's way above inflation. that's been one of the top priorities for us going all the way back to the fall. but the other thing that jumps out at me is that there's a big increase in labor force participation. so that the people who had been previously disconnected from society, discouraged because they were long-term unemployed because of the great recession, they're coming back to the labor market in droves. now we have 1.3 million people who were so discouraged they were out of the labor force who have reconnected and gotten a job or started to look for a job since president trump took office. that's 1.3 million people who
their lives have turned around. that's really the best news in the report. >> kevin, we're happy to hear that. let me see if i can get you on the record confirming something bloomberg is reporting. they're reporting president trump is officially asked officials to begin drafting a potential trade deal with china ahead of his meeting with president xi at the g-20. can you confirm that? >> i can't confirm or deny stuff that is subject to executive privilege. i'm an adviser to the president, and the things that we do, that stays internal. the thing i can say is that the president had a very positive discussion on the phone with president xi. that they're looking forward to having a productive meeting down at the g-20. and if the president were going to go have a meeting with any head of state, if they're going to talk about tiddlywinks, the staff would be preparing the president to talk about tiddlywinks. i don't think -- i don't have anything to add to that. >> i hear what you're saying there. let's get to some of the long-term issues here, kevin. some concerns that a slowdown is
coming. so if you tick through some of the numbers, new monthly home sales have fallen 22% since a year ago. residential investment has declined for the last three quarters. auto sales are down in the third quarter. business investment dropped dramatically from 8.7% to just .8%. is this evidence of a fading impact on the economy in a beneficial way from the tax cuts and a slowdown in 2019? >> no, i really don't think so. let's go through the three components. the residential sector, that is the sector that's been pretty weak for a while, and you're right to point to the continued weakness. motor vehicles were down, and i think that's probably because that's a pretty intra sensitive sector, but we're at model year change time and interest rates and model change can cause autos to go on hold for a while. but the capital spending numbers, if something goes up a lot and then it goes up a little, it's higher, so the capital spending numbers are way up from the beginning of the year, and all of the data we have is way more positive about
capital spending than what you saw in the gdp release. i look forward to seeing the revision to that. the key source data frt the, they were up more than 6%. can i say one last thing. even today, because i was looking at this because i'm puzzled by the gdp data. in the jobs report, we can look at job creation in the industries that make capital goods, and now we have like the best data in the current quarter for that industry, and it was up something like 5.2%. >> there is a lot of -- >> so employment and capital goods making industry. the capital spending boom continues and gdp does too. >> there's concern about the impact of tariffs. you have the national association of business economics survey 38% of goods producing countries say they have delayed investment. they say growth is going to slow to 2.5% next year. a lot of it because of the tariffs, right? this is in the hopes that a deal can get done with china. when you look at that, do you
have concerns that if growth slows in that way, right, or the imf says growth is going to slow to 1.8% by 2021, are you worried about how you pay for the tax cuts if we see that slowing? >> first, that was a multipart question. let me go, on trade, we made an enormous amount of progress basically with everybody but china. it's because president trump is, you know, peter navarro says he works in trump time. it's kind of true. he moves fast, he makes deals fast, and we have the usmca deal, free trade talks with europe and japan, so all of that stuff is moving in a direction that's very positive for growth, but you're correct to point to china as being the one thang that doesn't seem to make as much positive movement, but the fact that the president has talked to president xi and the fact they're meeting makes us hopeful that that story will have a happy ending that all of the other stories have had. >> are you worried if there is not a happy ending with china,
you're not able to pay for the tax cuts? >> i don't think the effect of us, of that not resolving the same way the usmca did would be anything close to the effect on them. because basically what happens is if we put a tariff on a chinese good, then our customers can just buy it from malaysia or from the u.s. or someplace else. what you have to do is find the stuff that doesn't have a close substitute. and most of the things that we buy from china are kind of generic manufactured goods. that you can buy from somebody else if the chinese don't make a deal with us. that's why, you know, you have covered it, i'm sure if you look at chinese markets, the chinese economy, then this trade dispute has had a much bigger negative effect on them than us because we could go to alternative suppliers. >> let me ask you about immigration because the president is hammering on immigration four days ahead of the midterms. this is what you wrote in the national review. quote, if the u.s. doubled its total immigration and prioritized bringing in new workers, it could add more than
half a percentage point a year to expected gdp growth. would increased immigration in this country actually help with growth and help pay for the tax cuts? >> right, that was something i wrote a long time ago when i was at the american enterprise institute, not as an administration official. >> do you still believe it? >> the president has emphasized if we have skilled based immigration rather than chain migration, we could bring more skilled workers into the country. we have more job vacancies than available workers. we could bring people in to fill those in places that we need to, that would be a positive for the economy. that's what where would say still. >> just on that point, do you wish he was out there on the economy four days ahead of the midterms talking about that instead of talking about invaders from a migrant caravan? >> i'm not a political adviser, i'm an economist. the economy is just about as strong as i have seen in my career. the notion we have highest wage growth in more than a decade, people rushing back into the
labor market. 1.3 million people that had given up that we have given new hope to, that's a positive story. i think that's a positive story that has legs because i think it's going to continue. if there's anyone listening and you're one of those people who gave up because you kept applying for jobs, you should get back in there. there's so many job openings that it's time to connect. >> good advice. let's see if we hear more of it in the next four days. we appreciate the time. have a good weekend. jim. >> there are calls for a cease-fire three years after the start of the brutal civil war in yemen. but beyond the fighting, new attention on the human toll of the crisis. millions desperate simply for food, and it may be getting worse. alexa, play weekend mix.
her name means hope in arabic, but this morning, we have a sad update to share with you. 7-year-old yemeni girl who has become a striking symbol of the dire situation in her war-torn country, you see her there, she's died. her mother says her daughter starved to death at a refugee camp just four miles from a hospital. but she simply didn't have the money to take her there. this haunting image of the starving girl in "the new york times" last week drew international attention. poppy, it reminds me of the images of oaethiopia in the '80. >> it reminds me of the little
boy that was the image of the crisis as well in syria. it's tragic. this is an image you have to keep looking at, as uncomfortable, but this is the reality. a week after the image was published, u.s. defense secretary jim mattis, secretary of state mike pompeo, called on all sides to cease-fire in yemen's civil war, but amal' story is just one example of the crisis, the three-year conflict has killed at least 10,000 people. the u.n. says 13 million yemenis are in danger of starvation. with us, nema albagger who has reported extensively on this crisis. also, the one in touch with amal hussein's mother who just lost her daughter. declin, to you first, you're the one who brought the world the news thet she had died. what do you want everyone to know as they look at this image of this little girl? >> well, as you said, this is just another shocking example,
you know, the plight of amal really represents the plight of so many young children in yemen. there are 1.8 million children who are considered to be acutely malnourished in yemen. about one fifth of those 400,000 are considered to be severely malnourished, in a similar state to amal, the girl we met in a hospital ward a couple weeks ago. and the u.n. says the situation is getting rapidly worse. they fear that if the fighting continues as it is now, and if yemen's economic crisis continues to deepen, as it has over the last couple months, there could soon be as many as 500,000 children in a similar state to amal. >> nema, you spent so much time covering this war. the u.s. backed saudi arabia. many of the weapons, as you have established in your reporting, have been used and sometimes in strikes that have killed civilians there. do the people of yemen view this
not just as a saudi war or a yemeni war, but an american war? do they hold the u.s. responsible? >> absolutely. absolutely. when you speak to people, they really describe these almost concentric circles of moral complicity because this isn't a natural disaster. this is an entirely manmade disaster. there has been a partial blockade on the port. there's a stranglehold as the saudi-led coalition's forces try to retake that port. and there have been very cynical decisions made around that. there has been targeted attacks on grain silos, on markets, on fishing boats. and i know declan spoke about the 5,000 children at risk of also dying from starvation, but wi need to take that a step further out. 22.2 million people in yemen in need of humanitarian assistance. that's 80% of the country. we're at a point now where potentially if we tip over the
edge, even going in with the u.n., even if people start trying to buy their consciences and funding the u.n. food program extensively, you will still not be able to stop people from dying. and we saw, as poppy mentioned there, secretary mattis coming out and asking for a cease-fire. it needs to go one step further. there needs to be leverage put behind the cease-fire, consequences. >> let's put that picture of her back up on the screen. declan, to you, final word. king salman, what could they do right now so that more little girls and little boys like this don't die? >> there are two things they could do. they could stop the fighting, and as you say, there's been a call for a cease-fire in the next 30 days. and mohammed bin salman and his western backers, countries like the united states and britain, could stop the fighting. and secondly, there are a number
of important economic measures that have to be taken urgently to stop the country's economic collapse, to stop the currency plunging, and those aid workers have told us those are the factors that have put the most basic food items beyond the reach of millions of people, so it's a combination of both international relief aid and measures to make sure that so many other people can just afford to buy the basics that will keep them alive. >> u.s. officials now raising the possibility that the khashoggi murder could be -- give the u.s. the leverage to end this war. we shall see. nema, declan, thanks so much. we'll be right back.
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all right, good news story for you this friday. talk about inspiration for a halloween costume. take a look at this. this is little parker curry. you remember this image. dewent viral. there she is mesmerized by the portrait of former first lady michelle obama. after seeing the photo, mrs. obama invited her to the white house, and they had a little dance in washington. so of course, that inspired little parker curry to, for halloween, be, drum roll please, michelle obama. parker went trick-or-treating complete with that gown that replicated the milley dress that the former first lady wore for her portrait, and in response, michelle bama tweeted, you nailed the look, parker. i love it. 3-year-old parker curry, her mother jessica join me this morning. this is making my week, just to see you guys. hi, parker. >> hi, poppy. >> hi, poppy. >> thanks for having us.
>> thank you for being here. parker, did you have a great halloween? >> yes. >> and did you love dressing up as michelle obama? >> say hi. >> hi. but poppy said did you love dressing up -- is that you? she said did you love dressing up as michelle obama? >> yeah. >> you did? how much candy did you get? >> so much. >> like this much. this much. my daughter says big. i got big candy, mom. >> big candy. >> mom, to you, jessica. what did you think when she said to you, i want to be michelle obama for halloween? >> i was flabbergasted. i was so caught off guard. i thought maybe -- i know, i see the picture. i thought maybe she would say she wanted to be elsa or moana or some other princess that she likes. but i mean, i asked her, parker,
want to you want to be for halloween. half a second later, she was like, i want to be michelle obama. the next day, we asked her, what do you want to be for halloween. still, very adamant, i want to be michelle obama for halloween. >> you know, parker, after you want to washington and did a little dance party with the former first lady, she wrote about you, keep dreaming big yourself. >> listen. didn't she say keep dreaming big for yourself? >> and maybe one day i'll look up at a portrait of you. maybe you will be, i don't know, president one day. >> poppy said maybe you'll be president one day. what do you think about that? >> i'm going to change the world? >> you can if you want. >> i want to change the world. >> you want to change the world. that is you. >> michelle obama. >> it is michelle obama and you.
>> me and michelle obama. >> michelle obama and michelle obama. >> there you go. what has this been like for you, mom? >> you know, to have a child who went viral once was one thing. to have it happen twice has just been surreal. i thought maybe this time when things started to ramp up and we started getting press that, you know, maybe i would be desensitized because it happened once, but it feels the same way. feels surreal, feels unbelievable. i feel really honored that so many people are touched and inspired by her again. and you know, as a parent, i'm open to sharing her light with the world for as long as she wants to share and as long as she wants to continue to inspire people. >> me. me. >> you, you. >> me and you. >> you, girl. you enjoy the spotlight, little
ms. parker. >> yes, we're on the tv. >> yes, we are, and jessica, thank you for the job you do as a mom. >> thank you, poppy. >> and dad does the hardest, most important job every day. thanks for being with us. >> thank you for having us. really appreciate you. >> you got it. we'll be right back. eckout is a. enjoy your ride. (bicycle bell sound) ♪ ♪ explore more with a guaranteed 4pm checkout at over 1,000 fine hotels and resorts. it's another way we've got your back. the platinum card from american express. don't live life without it. but one blows them all out of the water. hydro boost from neutrogena®. with hyaluronic acid to plump skin cells so it bounces back. neutrogena®
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she will be remembered as a vibrant woman who loved her family. her visitation is set to begin a few minutes from now followed by a funeral service. meanwhile, a new campaign is asking americans of all faiths to visit synagogues for the shabbat, the sabbath services tonight, or tomorrow. organizers of the show up for shabbat say it's meant to be a show of strength and love against hate. i would say we need that. >> we certainly do. thank you all for being with us all week. i'm poppy harlow. >> i'm jim sciutto. "at this hour" with kate bolduan starts right now. hello, everyone. i'm kate bolduan. with four days to go until the midterm elections, president trump could be trying to sell success. instead, he's selling fear. the president would rather paint a bleak dooms day scenario, not based in fact, of the country being invaded by immigrants instead of selling strong jobs numbers and economic