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♪ ♪ we're now less than a week from the midterm elections that will set the stage as you know for 2024, and the war of words is escalating with control of congress on the line. >> and already, nearly 28 million voters have cast their ballots, the early numbers on pace to outdo even 2018's massive midterm turnout. okay, so laura this is a good opportunity for some dueling panels, where we can talk about the notable moments on the campaign trail today. >> how much time do we have? >> let's do four minutes, on the clock. >> i'm writing it down. >> i'll start. clock please. let's bring in georgia's
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lieutenant governor, jeff duncan, cnn political and earnest -- and -- great to have you guys. so, somehow herschel walker and barack obama are now beefing instead of barack obama not running for anything, but still it started as you know lieutenant governor on friday. when barack obama was in georgia and he said this about herschel walker. >> there's very little evidence that he has taken any interest bother to learn anything about or displayed any kind of inclination towards public service. or volunteer work. or helping people in any way. he's a celebrity who wants to be a politician. and we've seen how that goes. >> okay, so for the last couple of days herschel walker has felt the need to answer that. so, yesterday he basically said, why doesn't barack obama go
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back to where he's from? here's that moment. >> why don't he go back to where her fees from and give back his million dollar mansion. where he's you've been all this time, while people are dying on the streets? where is he been? where's he been all this time while -- the gas prices going up. where is he been all this time -- as the school system -- calling all parents domestic terrorists. you believe? that >> so, i mean, barack obama has been running for office that's part of where he has been all this time. but also herschel walker, according to local news from texas, lived in a gated community for ten years in a almost 3 million dollar home. >> it's kind of this pointless fight, as you know allison, barack obama's not running for office right now. so why is he wasting time at these rallies criticizing barack obama when there's other things he could talk about? when he is actually running for office right now. and another point, he said will open my resume against barack obama's and i thought, bless his heart. first black president nobody wants a vote against that.
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>> first black president first fake deputy sheriff. is that the resume? i assume he means the heisman trophy winner. >> yes. but the issue is, when we're talking about obama's criticism, and we've heard a lot of these criticisms from the very beginning, criticize his intelligence, and whether or not he's prepared for office, or these allegations and say he's a hypocrite with his stance on abortion. but they don't seem to be working. because when you look at the poll numbers, they're barely moving. even after allegations come out suggesting that he is perhaps paid for these abortions. so the question is, why aren't these things working? and what argument at this point will work? >> what's the answer lieutenant governor? >> i think this is entertaining to watch, i don't think it's changing anybody's mind, i think the real news story here is that joe biden is not there campaigning for raphael warnock and donald trump's not there campaigning for herschel walker. i think that's the real story. and this is a proxy on joe biden in georgia right now, i think you're watching herschel walker climb up the polls not because he's doing any better, not because he's answering the questions or have answers to the allegations that are
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against him, it's because joe biden continues to be tied to the economy. and that's what georgians are thinking about. >> i think that's a great point, to go back to this, why is herschel walker making that argument against barack obama when he's clearly not in the race? he knows that drives energy among the base. he knows that if donald trump is gonna come down there a way that he can reach the trump base away that he can drive small dollar money, is to go after one of the parties biggest villains in barack obama. he is doing this because he's picking that fight intentionally, he thinks that drives republican voters to his side. when you look at poll numbers, yes those scandals haven't heard him and it's been republicans really coming home to the lieutenant governor's point, to the republican candidate that really improved his standing. >> in our final 15 seconds, lieutenant governor, you think that it's fair to say that herschel walker is going to doing better than he deserve to be? >> i think it's surprising, i think the catalyst was that debate i normally say debates no matter, but that debate mattered. raphael warnock did terrible and herschel walker exceeded expectations. >> right on time.
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did you see that, laura? >> i saw. you really did. it was almost never sort of the show, nailed it. i loved it. >> look at the cake recipe will take right now, give me the clock, give me the four minutes i want to bring in cnn political commentary karen finney in charlie dent, and former law obama -- i one i had a chance to talk to senator raphael warnock today about his decision today and his views of one herschel walker, listen to what he had to say. >> my opponent on the other hand, cannot bother himself to be truthful with us about the most basic facts of his life. basic facts he claims he was in law enforcement, clearly wasn't. and claim that he was worked for the fbi, clearly didn't. claim that he was valedictorian of his class, he wasn't. claimed he graduated from the university of georgia, he didn't. claimed to have started a business that does not even
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exist. herschel walker has a long history of imagining himself in certain jobs. and now, i think he wants the rest of us to imagine that he has what it takes to be a united states senator. >> well, imagine that, panel, what do you think of the idea of the polls in georgia are still deadlocked it seems? >> this is beyond the imagination, when a few weeks ago, when he said that he was concerned they were going to lose, not gain the senate because of lackluster candidates, wink wink, talking about herschel walker. but the challenge we're seeing is that the facts in the lies don't really seem to matter for a large number of voters. one of the things that reverend warnock, the senator warnock did not mention was abortion. the fact that herschel walker's been accused of handing out abortions like candy and he's a hypocrite in that regard, because he's supporting policies that he himself would not actually want to see implemented. >> why does that matter to voters it seems? >> look, we used to say that
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once upon a time, not so long ago, candidates used to matter. i would argue they still matter. but all of a lot less. because we've become so polarized, so tribalist it's red team blue team, that's what people are looking at. they're looking at overlooked some seriously flawed candidates, like herschel walker, and others, and it may not matter at the end of the day. look, his numbers were kind of flat after the first abortion allegation, the second one that went up a little bit. there's a third one, it might go even higher. >> i'll tell you, it's interesting that reverend warnock was talking about trust. because president obama also talked about trust. and that is a reminder to voters that if you have a candidate, a, you can't trust to tell you the truth, be, as president obama said, how do you know that he's going to be looking out for you when he's more loyal to trump than maybe he is to you. that is meant to put a little bit of a wedge in there with voters to just say, can you trust this guy when the chips are down, that he's gonna do what's good for you or what's good for the ideology and the party? >> warnock is playing to the
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swing voters, a handful of them that are left, he wants to get that kemp warnock voter, that republican or independent that republican -- >> the suburban voter -- >> there may be enough, there's some republican voters in the state, i can't go there. i can't go there and they're gonna hold their nose and their vote for a democrat. >> charlie, a third of the voters aren't necessarily what traditionally thought of them to be. they are often women of color. who have children. a younger generation, that is not who herschel walker is speaking to when he makes these comments about barack obama. he is not speaking to a younger generation, millennials, he's not speaking to black voters. he is speaking to a hardened set of white voters that are very pro trump who are happy to see the comparison between herschel walker and barack obama. as equal, simply because they're black. >> i would also say, having worked in georgia in 2018, i think there is a little bit of -- a republican talking point, the hope is that they vote for camp they vote for warnock. i think the truth is, they just
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won't vote in the senate race. and that ends up probably favoring the democrats. >> we'll see who's right, we'll have about six days to go. but you know, i'm fully confident allison, i'm gonna hand it back because i feel like my panel just did the thing. >>,. you also just nailed it, i have to hand it to you laura. >> i will lead back on one elbow. >> the body language and the timing. i do have to head to. that was excellent. >> okay, fine. now i see the sarcasm was there. >> we want to know what you all think about what's happening on the campaign trail, you can tweet us at the laura coats and allison camerota, hashtag cnn sound off. sound off. its non-habit forming and powerered by the makers of nyqu.
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focus on some of the key races that will decide control of congress. so, tonight it's battleground ohio. cnn senior data reporter, harry enten is at the magic wall for us. harry, what is the latest on the ohio senate race? >> hey alison, let's take a look at the situation in ohio in this tight senate race. right now, what we have is republican j.d. vance with a slight advantage over tim ryan 47% to 45%, but that's well within the margin of error. that being said, i'm a little bit skeptical that this race will end up this close as this. why? two reasons. first off, let's look at past polling errors in ohio. how much better to the gop do better than the final ohio polls indicated? in 2020 president, gop candidate did seven points better, to 2018 gubernatorial race the gop did six point better. the same thing in 2016, and the 2014 governors race look at that, the gop candidate did ten
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points better that year. but that's not the only reason why. take a look at the ohio presidential results. over the last few cycles since 2008. what do we see? we see a clear trend towards the republican candidates. so back in 2008, in 2012, barack obama won. but look at donald trump. these eight point winds in both 2016 in 2020, but here is the key nugget to keep in mind, if in fact j.d. vance wins this ohio senate race which is what i expect, the chance that democrats win senate control still 37%. but if tim ryan poles the upset, look at this, the democrats chance of winning the united states senate overall jumps all the way to 85%. soldiers have to wait and see. back to you alison. >> harry, really interesting. thank you for that. let's bring in cnn political analyst john avlon and -- are back with us. fox had a town hall with tim ryan and j.d. vance, not together but sort of one went first and then another one
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second, and days -- it was interesting. particularly it was interesting on abortion because they said very different things and the audience seemed to like both answers. so let's listen to that moment. >> j.d. vance wants a national abortion ban, and he wouldn't be happy with these people going illinois, he wants them to have to get a passport and go to canada. he called rape inconvenient. this is after 15 weeks, is it when you talked about. so what's your number? when you say don't want to, i think we go back to roe v. wade. roe v. wade was in the third term. [applause] in the third term of roe v. wade, you could only do it if there is some kind of medical emergency. we don't want j.d. vance and ted cruz and all these guys in the doctor's office. >> he said you want to ban
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abortion in ohio and across this country, is that true? >> look, i'm pro-life. i am pro-life. now, there is a federal piece of legislation moving through the senate right now, and here's what it does. very simply, it provides reasonable exceptions but it also sets a minimum national standard and i think that's a good idea. we should not, in this country, be awarding babies who can feel pain, who are fully formed, that's my view. and i'm certainly willing to support legislation that would make that a reality. [applause] >> interesting, the crowd like both of their answers but they were completely -- antithetical. >> what's interesting about that, we see that they're really going after the same voters, and that's part of the reason that we see this race so tight. because coming into this, there was this expectation that republican candidate had the edge. trump won the state twice by eight points, the climate politically right now favors the republicans. and the state already has a democratic senator, so the question is, would they send another democrat to the senate? but what we've seen happen with
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these two candidates is that vance really got bruised during the primaries, had a lot of trouble raising money, and ryan is the best candidate the democrats could've possibly hope for. he is a moderate, he's a populist, he comes across as this blue collar guy that everybody can relate to. he's able to raise a ton of money, and so, what we're seeing with that fox town hall is that exactly, that they're both appealing to the same kinds of voters. >> what did you hear there, john? >> first of all, j.d. vance said that he would back the national abortion ban, that's what he said. he got the applause for saying i don't think we should be awarding babies when they can feel pain, which is what j.d. vance was saying. j.d.'s applause line we should stick with roe v. wade, and that tim ryan. and that speaks to the unpopularity of i think overturning roe, even in an ohio -- that wasn't the response that the fox host we're expecting from that crowd. but i think it speaks to their frustration folks feel when an activist court comes and takes away rights that have been on the books for 50 years, even in
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a state like ohio. there's common states balance, that's what they're getting to in their both way, but back to -- >> i think that's really true, it speaks to the republican position, particular before that senate legislation was there was really out of step with where the majority would swing or moderate voters are. but that court's decision to put that issue back in the state legislatures for a lot of these states like ohio, with the state legislature is totally more conservative and out of step with where the median voters are. so, it goes back to these political structures like gerrymandering it goes back to a court that's really not giving the voters real power on this. because the way that those maps are drawn, particularly in ohio, means that they do not have a real say in how abortion plays out in that state. that's what ryan is trying to hit at, the problem for democrats right now, is i do think he's probably the best candidate they can ask for, j.d. vance is probably a weaker candidate and republicans gonna have. but the structural realities of ohio are still trending in that conservative direction, and so,
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the best case for democrats in the worst-case republicans could still end up in a republican win. >> let me say this, democrats have been committing malpractice by not backing tim ryan's race more aggressively. >> why aren't they doing that? if he is the best candidate democrats have, why are they not backing him? and then it is before you answer that, he feels it to. so let them in. he's trying to turn lemons into lemonade? but he mentioned it during his towns, so listen to this. >> i'm gonna get in without any national democratic support. which is great. because i won't know anybody anything. i feel really good about where we are, average people are supporting us, the unions are supporting us, working people are supporting us that's all we need. >> that was today, now from the town hall, it's great that they're not backing me. >> -- look, here's the deal. his whole pitch is, i mean come in, i mean represent ohio, i mean to be my own man, i'm not gonna vote lockstep.
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and here's the added advantage would being -- a moderate guy he's running as a pro worker candidate, anti china, and really his messaging is the best democrats have nationally right now when it comes to working class and middle class voters. so, that reflects the fact that he's from youngstown, he gets it. but i think the fact that -- why haven't democrats back to? i think it's a lucy in the football problem, i felt they get burned overtime. you saw those polls in ohio, ohio looks cool close and that ends up pulling away the last second, so we won't throw good money after bad. here's where canada's election really matters. even in a mid term, especially in a state like ohio when you have a candidate like j.d. vance, there's a lot -- than tim ryan, where j.d. vance is a guy that is you know, wrote a very successful book, but it's basically a venture capitalist coming in a little bit from out of state compared to tim ryan's appeal. so i think ryan is a fundamentally strong candidate, i think democrats committed malpractice by not backing him more aggressively. i think obama should go to a rally there. i think we talk to people on the ground in ohio and say, we
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need to make sure turnouts up in cleveland, cincinnati, why that hasn't been on the menu is beyond me. >> we're gonna see trump doing a valley there the day of the election. >> to that point, there's other reasons just behind when i lost the democrats can invest in a place like ohio. there has been such erosion for democrats among those type of working class, particularly white voters, college white voters that have made ohio trend in that opposite direction. and there's a lot of democrats who made the argument that the reason to invest in these places is about building a longer term strategy to really win those voters back. that maybe if it doesn't pay off in this election, it could pay off in future elections. and so, by not investing here in ohio, they made a similar decision in places like florida, they made that argument for both those candidates is that you're not just losing now, you're also gonna lose -- you're not building infrastructure for the future. >> that interesting, friends, thank you very much. laura, it's interesting because it does give tim ryan the opportunity to say, our even need them. i don't want them, i don't need them. i won't be in lockstep.
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but maybe he'd prefer the money. >> i mean, one would think. money makes the world go round. but the idea of the pipeline is so important they can get back to long game, most politicians ought to be thinking about him playing. also the idea as he says, he owes them nothing. there is something about them the notion it's not as if the top democrats in the country president biden has the highest approval rating so maybe it's the ten foot pole is not the most unwelcome notion here. but we shall see in just under a week because winning the midterm elections may actually hinge on two very important words. gas prices. we're gonna talk about him, next. next. wealth plan across your full financial picture. a plan with tax-smart investing strategies designed to help you keep more of what you earn. this is ththe planning effect.
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that have been happening in between. it's not as if it's been the stable 30 to 40 cents apiece. no, it's been spiking. and a few days until the midterms they're still upon us, and the question is will the elections hinge completely on that three 77 number? joining us now cnn politics and reporter -- charlie dent and -- are also back with us. first of all i wonder, we're talking about the president today, talking about democracy being on the ballot. it is a very theoretical concept albeit important. gas they feel every single day. >> i understand why joe biden gave the speech that he gave tonight. it has been an organizing
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principle of this presidency, when he ran he ran for that reason to protect democracy. from the threat of donald trump. if i'm a democrat in a swing state or a swing seat, i would have preferred the president give a speech tonight about gas prices, inflation in the economy. just because cnn poll out today, 51% of people said the economy is the most important issue affecting the vote. abortion was second and 15. still, that's not trying to dismiss it. but 50 1:15. i get why he did it. it it is a through line of his presidency, and i think he's not wrong about the threats to democracy. i genuinely think that. i just think that when people are talking about going to get to fill up their car, they go to get groceries, it's you said three theoretical. that's more practical. that's more every day. the theoretical argument yeah, democracy that's not great, we have to protect it. but i'm not sure people vote on
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that. >> i hear people going off at the pump, it's always somebody 's cousin. >> i am not ready that will drive around to find ten cents per gallon tree for even if it across the street i will make that u-turn. but gas prices are a political stand in for feelings about the economy. not the facts about the economy. gas prices are sticky. economists will tell you that once they hit a certain point oil and gas companies, people willing to pay, this great, we will continue to make record profits, take those record profits hand them to shareholders, pay out dividends and we will not do things like increase production so to make them lower or do anything to help them consumer. that's how the whole process works. saudi aramco made 42 billion dollars of profit this quarter. exxon, 20 billion dollars this quarter. at a time of war and energy. >> -- if joe biden had said that they do a lot better. >> that is the challenge of how our system works, but it just gets blamed were on the president. i hear your butt. >> biden is better off talking
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about democracy than oil prices because it's been very demagogic about this issue. look, demand fell during the pandemic and supplies were cut as a consequence. demand came back up faster than supplies. that's why we're in the mess that we're in. and talking about windfall profits taxes that's gonna further constrict supply. we did this in the 70s, it didn't work. it made the problem worse. and frankly, many democrats they talk about the war in russia having an effect and surge certainly does sort of the war and fossil fuel. that's not helping either. they want to phase out fossil fuels by 2030 or 2050. and so, these investors they cannot they're not operating on an election cycle. they're not one invest now. >> these investors are average voters, -- i'm talking >> about i'm talking what the people have to invest billions of dollars of production, they're not just looking at the next month, they're looking years out. >> unless you think that january 6th is not gonna make an appearance in the segment on gas prices, senator cotton actually had a pivot of the two. listen to what he had to say
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about what democrats were doing to remind you about january 6th, here's what he said. >> you know, the democrats are always saying that never forget january 6th. yeah, remember that on january 6th gas was at $2.40 a gallon. it was at $2.40 a gallon because for four years, we had an administration that understood that american energy production, and specifically fossil fuels, natural gas, oil, and coal. literally power our economy. >> what do you think that? >> so, i think that's an incredibly cynical piece of political rhetoric by tom cotton, saying, gas prices were low on january 6th, so everything is cool, right? but, there's a new york times poll about a month ago, i don't need to -- close to a month ago, it said that people were asked, do you think is an active threat to a democracy in the country? 79% of people said yes. they asked people's democracy an issue that you're going to be protecting a voter --
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70% of people said yes. that delta between those two is a huge problem when joe biden gives a speech like it gives to me, because i think people say yeah, democracy, we do need to protect it. but it's not a voting issue. economy, economy, economy. 51% of people said that that's the issue that they care most about. democracy is way down. i don't we have the graphic, democracy -- >> democracy wasn't on the list. that doesn't mean it's not important. i want people to hear that, it doesn't mean it's not important. >> voting in elections -- >> it does it mean democracy is an important, doesn't mean there's a real threat to democracy, there's people running for office in michigan, in arizona, in nevada who are in position in election running -- for election officers who deny the 2020 election. that is b a d bad. every single time we should talk about it. and here we should point out. i just don't know if it changes how people are voting. >> it's not about changing opinions at this point, one week out of an election is getting out the vote. getting people out on tv. democracy is on the ballot,
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that could potentially motivate somebody because it's raining i wouldn't go out to vote. that's a theory of the case. not saying i agree or not. but it does make sense in a moment time to create a sense of urgency about the system that you're living in, and the benefits you've had from being american. what you think is the idea of the economy, with a very big umbrella topic, the economy as a whole -- i think about rent, i think about mortgage, i think about the idea of wages all these things, gas, of course prior to that. is that nuanced enough and specific enough to persuade voters? >> right now, let's face it, democrats are really running up against the issues right now. they're hurting on the economy, they're hurting on inflation, they're hurting on crime. and those issues seem to be trumping the other issues at the moment. i'm not saying abortions not gonna make an appearance. it will in some areas. but democracy i agreed to begin to, but that's not what driving most voters right now. they're feeling the pain at the pump, they say at the grocery store, housing they see it everywhere. this is a real issue, no way around it. and democrats can talk about it,
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but it's not making a difference. they can't -- they wanna do something on inflation, while they cut tariffs. they don't do that. because the protectionist. >> the truth is, six days out, even if joe biden did give that speech i said he should give on the economy and inflation and gas prices, six days out the congressman mentioned earlier, very few people who are still undecided, maybe it reaches them. but i do think it's a base turnout thing. i'm not sure that each changes anything, i just know that if i'm a democratic candidate sitting in a tough state, the president giving a speech about democracy, and our poll saying, you know, the economy is by far the biggest issue, i would be like, dude, can we scooch over here and talk about this. >> -- if you talk about a tough races you're not having biden come into your state you're having barack obama who doesn't upset people he brings swing voters out, they are crafting their messaging as well they can, locally, because unfortunately, despite the fact that unemployment numbers in jobs are increasing this feeling of
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the economy being bet is just not going away. >> well, as you say, oh it's all based on feelings, i can feel weather reality matches the perception or not, at the end of the day, how you feel about a candidate is going to be maybe the most persuasive motivation of all? >> for sure, don't have a beer with them? that's always the litmus test. but also what we're talking about here, of course, we're all on her own bubbles, right? geographically depending on where we live. and as mauro just pointed out, for people who live in a big city like new york city say for those millions of people, gas prices are not top of mind. they take public transportation, they walk, they probably can't even tell you what a gallon of gas is. but obviously you feel differently if you live in washington state or somewhere else. and so, you know, it's not necessarily everybody's top issue. >> it's true. but then there's the idea of if it's a vehicle in a way to get to work for the economy a reflects the ability have to make the choice between either i can afford gas or it's
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cheaper to stay home. i mean, just the idea that it, these are something the things that really tense moment people are playing right now. it depends on where you are. >> meanwhile, an fcc commissioner thinks the u.s. should ban tiktok which of course is used by millions of americans and millions of teenagers. our panel is gonna weigh in on that, next. one prilosec otc each morning blocks
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has nothing to do with politics, it has to do with being a decent person. if you read or see something on the internet, that has some grand theory about how some people whether it's blacks or whites or jews or catholics or immigrants or gaze, that those people or the cause of all your problems, when you see or read something like that it's safe to say that's garbage. [applause] it is false. it is a poison that is dangerous and we need to call it out as such. >> that is former president barack obama moments ago, excuse me, in arizona talking about the spread of hateful divisive rhetoric on the internet. there's more to talk about with social media in the internet tonight, there's also fears about the social media app tiktok, which is owned by a chinese company, one of the fcc commissioners is calling on the federal government to ban tiktok.
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brandon carr says he's concerned about tiktok's handling of u.s. user data. and that the chinese government may try to get a hold of that information. we're back with john avlon, -- and cnn correspondent -- joins me now. there's a lot to talk about social media bit about tiktok, is he right? isn't tiktok sort of a recipe for user data disaster? waiting to happen? >> i mean, i think tiktok would say, isn't every app? there's this concern about china here, but i remember trump talking about this back in 2020. look, the fcc, the commissioner, the single commissioner who's the fcc chair doesn't have that -- much >> i'm not saying that he doesn't have the power to do it, i'm saying is he right? >> i would -- i think that a lot of people would say, maybe he's right because it's so addictive rather than saying, all of our data is being siphoned back to china. the administration, the
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government is talking to tech talk about this, the fcc commissioner is not part of those conversations. but i think should there be concerned about it? of course. but there also be concern about the many other apps that we have on our phones. >> oh, i'm concerned. am i being too paranoid? >> no, i don't think are being too paranoid. i think actually the concern is so vast, so wide and so ingrained into our lives, that you can kind of be sort of paralyzing. i am someone who doesn't have tiktok but its use tiktok, goes on tiktok. and knows that that data can be used in might very well be in that be in the hands of other folks. i felt like that on instagram. i feel like i when i get on facebook. i know that on twitter. it is a real problem. and there might be a specific problem with this app, but i think it's become so ingrained and help people get their information, how people live their lives it's going to be very hard to undo that. >> the practicalities of banning tiktok, you know, that is something that you've got to
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be very thoughtful about, recognize that folks are gonna find ways around it it's, difficult to do. but which one of these is not like the others? tiktok because it's owned by the ccp. and that offers a major potential, not only for getting data information from american citizens, but also for influencing the algorithms and way that can communicate propaganda. so, that's something we need to do to be wide eyed about. there's troubles about this in a nation of misinformation. we need algorithm reform across the board. but tiktok does seem to be in a different category. that said, the impulse to ban things usually backfires. >> let's quickly talk about twitter. elon musk, one of the things he's considering is charging people for blue checks. meaning, they're verified accounts as the 44 of us are verified. that the issue is not -- paying eight bucks a month, although i do. it's how we know who's really who? >> that's the real issue here. this isn't about status with a blue check. this is about the original idea
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is, how do you verify they are talking about a real individual as opposed to bots in trolls and bought forms who distort the debates. that we have right now. and elon musk said that one of the things he wanted to do was increase transparency and make it easier to verify real accounts. putting the stuff up for sale will presumably muddy that. and that's moving things in the wrong direction. >> i mean, in defense of elon musk. i don't necessarily believe that he's necessarily coming from a good place but let's give him the benefit of the doubt. and let's just say he's not just trying to make money. but i think for so many people and allison you left twitter for a time yourself. for so many people, it's the anonymous trolls, is the anonymous bots and particularly for women and people of color that absolutely drowns out and abused people to push them off the platform. so i actually think that if we were to open, if twitter was to open verification to more people, where people actually verified and you have an often say, you know what, i only want to hear from people on this
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platform that are willing to put their faces to their names. some people might be into that. >> well at the same time, allowing for anonymous counts because those anonymous accounts are extremely important, specifically in societies dissonance in repressive regimes and whatnot. >> i see that good faith view of what musk might be trying to do here, it's just that musk hasn't earned that. it is just that in his own actions, and his own use of his twitter account, it does not seem to be someone who is trying to create an environment for clear and good information. so it makes sense to me their explanation. but the in the real life it have our time believing. it >> 15 seconds john, can you tell us what has happened in the world series? >> a no hitter was just pitched at the world series, first time since don lotion 1956, and it was four combined pitchers. so while our college jake tapper, my condolences, his phillies have been playing a great world series. but big news tonight. no hitter, four pitchers, world series astros at phillies.
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>> i could've told you all of that, laura, as you know but i want to john to tell everybody. >> i know you could've, i have every confidence in you, that's a of a game frankly. the idea of how long it's been, you're talking about the first pitcher heavier? he went six scoreless innings, that is unbelievable to think about. people are paying thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars to watch the game, live? they got quite a show. >> i'm gonna send jake a condolence text right now. it's time for all of you to sound, awful reacher tweets next. next. sorry. marcia has sleep apnea and her struggles with cpapap had me sleepining in the guest room. now she's got inspire. it's a sleep apnea treatment that works inside her body with the click of a remote. no mask. no hose. just sleep. now i'm back. and we're back. ♪ ♪ inspire. sleep apnea innovation. learn more and view important safety information at julian's about to learn that free food
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tonight. we got a tweet from bt evans that says holes don't vote, people do. get out and vote. >> very true. >> absolutely. this is about the interview that you did with the police dispatcher and her daughter who was a victim of an armed robbery, so the police dispatcher and her daughter had me in tears right now, i can hear the emotion in the mom's voice. we all could. that was amazing. >> it was unbelievable to think about. i still get chills about, and also this one was from carmella on and -- the question is does moral excellence matter in this country? anymore? doesn't seem like it. >> well, we think it does. carmella. >> hope it does. >> me too. you know where to find us at allison camerota and at the lower coats. >> everyone, thank you for watching only a few days away from the midterm elections. our coverage continues and we'll see you tomorrow night. we'll see you tomorrow night. isk anand reward. so you can enjoy m more of...this.
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