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around a 6-year-old boy and accepting death as a trade for just a tiny little piece of increased peace of mind for a little boy under your charge. >> a powerful end to a marathon filibuster on the senate floor hoping to spur new action on gun reform. we'll tell you what's different after 14 hours, 51 minutes and 40 lawmakers. and is trump ready to break with the nra when it comes to banning gun sales to suspected terrorists? we'll bring you his latest comments. plus a horrific end to the toddler who was dragged away by the alligator in orlando. is there anything disney could have done to prevent that tragedy? it's 5:30 here on the east coast, 2:30 out west. this is "way too early."
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good morning, everyone. it is thursday, june 16th, i'm alex witt. it will be another emotional afternoon for president obama. he and vice president biden will visit orlando today to pay respects to the victims of the worst mass shooting in this country's history. the white house did not offer many specifics but said the president wants to meet with the families of those killed. we're told he'd like to spend time talking to first responders, doctors and nurses who acted to save lives. now to the takeover of the senate floor by democrats helping to force new measures on gun control. the filibuster led by senator chris murphy of connecticut started around noon yesterday and ended at 2:15 this morning. it lasted more than 14 hours with the help of 34 democrats, one independent, and two republicans. >> we couldn't proceed with business as usual. in the senate this week. and we couldn't do what we have largely done after mass shooting
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after mass shooting. we couldn't go on and debate other issues and ignore the fact that the vast majority of americans, 80 to 90% want us to take this action and that it would be impactful. >> just before the senate adjourned, senator murphy tweeted, quote, i'm proud to announce after 14-plus hours on the floor, we will have a vote on closing the terror gap. meaning a ban on selling weapons to those on the terror watch list and universal background checks. also yesterday, senator joe manchin told our luke russert he planned to reintroduce the gun show loophole. it was the same measure that failed after the newtown and san bernardino shootings. and the senators considered reviving the bill after the
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shooting at mother emanuel church which happened one year ago tomorrow. it's time to stand up for gun reforms. the boston globe striking a similar tone with this front page editorial. a picture of a rifle worth a thousand words along with three more, make it stop. as democrats press for action, it seems donald trump could be seeking new gun restrictions as well. the presumptive republican presidential nominee has summoned the national rifle association to discuss legislation saying quote, i will be meeting with the nra who has endorsed me about not allowing people on the terrorist watch list or the no fly list to buy guns. the nra responded said they're happy to meet with trump. our position is no guns for terrorist, period. due process and right to self-defense for law-abiding americans. trump continued to advocate for concealed carry in terms of the orlando shooting when speaking at a rally. >> if some of those great people that were in that club that night had guns strapped to their
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waist or strapped to their an e ankle, and if the bullets were going in the other direction, aimed at this guy who was just open target practice, you have had a situation, folks, which would have been always horrible but nothing like the carnage that we all as a people suffered this weekend. this morning marks the one year anniversary of the donald trump presidential campaign and on his 365th day as a candidate, he spoke to a packed house of nearly 4,000 at the fox theater in atlanta. he picked up the endorsement of legendary university of georgia football coach vince duly and he continued to focus on terrorism and security issues talking about the foreign ideology of the u.s. born shooter in orlando. >> even if you had a small percentage of people coming in, thinking like this person who again was born here but his
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parents weren't and his ideas weren't born here. his ideas were born from some place else. and you look at the beliefs of shari'ah, and it's called execution for things that you would say are like standard parts of life. we have people coming in and do not kid yourself, that's what they believe, that's what they want. that's what they practice. and we're taking these people in. >> that was an american born muslim. >> well, his father came in and his father is -- seems to be pretty radical, frankly. i have been watching that whole situation, if you look at the past he was pretty -- pretty tough. i think he probably believes this things that maybe are -- maybe not in our interests. >> and after donald trump stirred controversy for suggesting president obama has hidden motives in the fight against terrorism, trump
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continued to push the conspiracy theory by linking to the article posted on a conservative news site about purported support for isis. it was a memo from august of 2012 with concerns that terror groups might gain support through u.s. aid to syria among the well publicized reasons that the u.s. hesitated about the involvement. regardless, trump wrote on twitter, media fell all over themselves criticizing what donald trump may have insinuated about the president but he's right. meanwhile, during the round table discussion yesterday, hillary clinton kept up the pressure on trump. contrasting her national security plans to his. >> his comments have become even more inflammatory in recent days. this approach isn't just wrong. it is dangerous. a ban on muslims would not have stopped this attack. neither would a wall. i don't know how one builds a wall to keep the internet out.
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not one of donald trump's reckless ideas would have saved a single life in orlando. it's just more evidence that he is temperamentally unfit and totally unqualified to be commander in at odds not only with the democrats, but with his own party. >> our leaders have to get tougher. this is too tough to do it alone. but you know what? i think i'm going to be forced to. i think i'm going to be forced to. our leaders have to get a lot tougher. and be quiet, please be quiet, don't talk, please be quiet. just be quiet to the leaders. because they have to get tougher, they have to get sharper, they have to get smarter. we have to have our republicans either stick together or let me just do it by myself. i'll do very well. i'm going to do very well, okay? i'm going to do very well. a lot of people thought i should do that anyway, but i'll do it very nicely by myself.
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i think you'll have a very good result. i think we'll be very happy. an increasing number of dyed in the wool republicans may let him do that. larry hogan said, no, i don't plan to. i guess when i get behind the curtain i'll write somebody in, i'm not sure. and in an exclusive interview with joe, john kasich reflected on the pledge he took at the beginning of the cycle. >> there's a tweet that donald trump said get on board with donald trump or leave the gop. you made a pledge, stick to it. what do you think about this? >> well -- >> you made a pledge. >> yeah, yeah. yeah. you know, it's painful. it's painful, you know? people get divorces, you know? i mean sometimes things come about that -- that, look, i'm sorry this has happened. but we'll see where it ends up. at this point i can't do it. >> you can see the complete
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interview coming up on "morning joe" in a bit. a tragic ending in the search for a 2-year-old boy dragged into the water by an alligator at a disney resort in florida. authorities announced yesterday they have found the body they believe is that of lane graves. nbc news's kerry sanders has more. >> reporter: a nonstop search from the air, on the water and deep into the lake where divers and technicians used underwater son sonar, hoping to find signs of life and the gator that attacked. after 16 agonizing hours, heart break. >> the members of the orange county sheriff's office dive team located what was believed to be the remains of the deceased, the 2-year-old. >> reporter: it's this beach where 2-year-old lane graves was grabbed by an alligator, believed to be between four and seven feet long. witnesses say they saw the toddler dragged under while his parents and a staff lifeguard tried to snatch him back.
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while posted signs at the lake say no swimming the orange county sheriff says the boy and his father were wading only a foot from the shore. there's no signage to suggest alligators live in the lagoon. should there be signs be warning, beware of alligators? >> one of the things that the walt disney world will work with the wildlife commission to decide what are the best practices. >> five alligators were pulled from the lake and so far, no evidence they were involved in the attack. alligator attacks on humans are extremely rare. even in the state like florida where there have been only 23 people killed since 1948. as word of the incident spread through the park, visitors were horrified at the news. >> never thought this could happen here. >> i feel so bad for the family. >> reporter: wildlife experts want know if it attacked because other tourists in the past have
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been feeding them. >> anything that is small and moving next to the water or at the edge of the water could be viewed as a food item by an alligator. >> the president of walt disney world resorts issued a statement, quote, we are devastate and heart broken by this tragic accident and are doing what we can to help the family during this difficult time. still ahead, does baseball have a new hit king? we'll delve into that important debate. plus evacuations under way in california after another fast moving wildfire threatens homes. 30 miles of freeway have been shut down. bill karins will tell us if weather conditions will help firefighters get a leg up. that and much more on "way too early."
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reach the egyptair flight, now that the search team announced they have found the record. they told egyptian officials they locate some debris. flight 804 was on its way to cairo from paris on an overnight flight when it crashed with 66 people on board. previously leaked flight data indicated a sensor had detected a fire in the plane's nose. walmart is looking at layoffs and yesterday, janet yellin announced that the fed will hold steady on rates for now. louisa bojesen has more from london. are we likely to see a rate hike any time soon? >> it seems the market is thinking no hints, no hike. if you look at the futures they indicate we won't be getting a hike. that being this time around. there is speculation that they might hike in july although it's a very big might. she did leave the door open, janet yellin, for this to happen. but it seemed they scaled back on the expectations that had
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been out there. they lowered the growth forecasts. they did signal again they're planning to hike this year. but a lot of people are now thinking they might hike once as opposed to twice which had been the market thinking heading into this event. so that's very much on the agenda with the central banks, what the fed is doing. as you mentioned walmart a big story making the rounds. they're cutting hundreds of office jobs and -- in around 500 locations. we're talking accounting jobs, invoicing jobs. a spokesperson is saying it will affect two to three associates per store for walmart. the people who are being let go or who are having their jobs taken from them, they're being offered other jobs, but these are more face to face with customers type jobs because the thinking is that if you know your customer, if you talk more to your customer, then you know what businesses want. and you know what the customer wants and you can perform a lot better. so that's the thinking behind this particular move. when looking at the accounting offices, what they'll do
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instead, they'll use cash recycler machines, which makes it easier to count money. so that's going to be implemented. there's a centralized team that deals with invoicing so some changes happening at walmart. maybe more smiling faces from the staff when you go in to buy your stuff, alex. >> machines over face to face. thank you very much. well, time now for sports. we begin with major league baseball where some say a new hit king has been crowned, to san diego and the marlins ichiro suzuki slugs a double the right field yesterday. it's the second hit of the day, to pass pete rose in baseball's all time hit list. with the number 4,257. controversy, almost 1300 were tallied while suzuki played in japan's pacific league, so rose spoke to "usa today" earlier this week commenting on suzuki's overseas accolades. i'm not trying to take away from his career, but next thing you
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know they'll be counting his high school hits. and ichiro said to be honest this wasn't something i was making out as a goal. to atlanta, big night at the plate for the braves. freddie freeman who hit for the first cycle of 2016, he doubled it in the third, connecting for a home run in the sixth. wow. sit down. rounded things out with a single in the 11th. wow. he did all of them. >> impressive. >> yeah. and then in the nation's capital after a back and forth ball game that stretched into extra innings, took a run scoring single hit by jayson werth to walk the nationals off with the victory over the cubs. that's going to hurt. >> that was impressive. see how many people were still there in the 12th inning? >> good fans. reporters caught up with the excited werth after the game-winning hit. >> yeah, let's hear it! yeah. [ bleep ].
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hey, we should do this more often. all right. >> maybe without the cursing next time. >> sorry. >> oh, my. >> that's how we are in the show. >> that was great. >> shouting and screaming. >> yeah. >> gatorade baths. >> it would -- throw the water over my hair, the gatorade bucket. good looking, kind of not. what's doi what's going on out there? >> this heat wave is something. on top of this, then we have the fire season starting in the west too. all of a sudden, we're starting to get some blazes. this is the santa barbara fire. this one spread a little bit last night. you can see how the smoke is moving there. pretty breezy. there was a wind advisory. the winds are dying off in the next couple of days as the heat builds. humidity will be very low and any fires that form in the west will be gone. so difficult to put them out. we have 60 million under a warning advisory or watch, from
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ever throughout the south and south central to the desert southwest. this is going to last about six or seven days. it will feel like 110 in tulsa and in little rock. mid land, texas, could hit 106 today. but the real impressive stuff, record breaking stuff is out in the west. phoenix 112 on saturday, 119 on sunday. the all time hottest temperature in phoenix is 122. 119 would be the third hottest ever measured in phoenix. watch out, pittsburgh, roanoke, washington, d.c. to richmond, especially late this afternoon and this evening, damaging winds are possible. a little bit of everything today. >> thank you so much, bill karins. still ahead, the first lady teams up with an award winning actress to take her campaign for girls worldwide. plus a graduation speech that could only happen during this election cycle. "way too early" back in a moment. ♪
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it is time to move to the control room where louis burgdorf awaits with some other headlines. >> good morning. meryl streep and first lady are taking their fight for women's rights across the globe and at the end of the month, streep and michelle obama will go to morocco and spain and they'll be joined by the obama's daughters
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and michelle obama's mother. it's to bring attention to the obstacles that women face around the world. herman cain made an an peerntss at donald trump's rally. and you can say that jimmy fallon was excited to have cain back in the spotlight. >> over on the republican side, donald trump is still the nominee. and i don't know what to make of this, but herman cain was introducing him at a rally today -- or at least i think that's what he's doing. take a look at this. >> oh, shuck and duck it! this sounds like a shuck and duck it kind of crowd. on a shucky ducky kind of day. here to support an oh shucky ducky kind of candidate. >> what is going on? herman cain has even dropped a new single called "shucky duck did." ♪ donald trump shucky ducky
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candidate, allow me to set the record straight ♪ ♪ he will make america great ♪ ♪ >> shucky ducky. finally this morning, eighth graders at thomas middle school at chicago were asked to write graduation speeches. in the end three finalists but we think you'll agree that jack aiello was the winner. >> i mean, we have had so many great experiences here. you know, one of those would have to be starting a foreign languages, learning languages from spain, france, germany and china. [ laughter ] and you know, people say i love china. i mean, i love china. i mean, i have so many terrific friends in china. [ laughter ] but i took spanish and let me just tell by the way it was fantastical.
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muy fantastic. thank you president obama. i'd like to start off by thanking the great hard working teachers of thomas middle school. [ laughter ] and i know that senator sanders agrees with me. yes, i do agree with the secretary. [ laughter ] and hello, thank you for allowing me to speak to you today. let me start with the lunches. they're delicious! [ laughter ] things like pizza and tacos and chips, you name it. and some of the best cinnamon rolls i have ever tasted.
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i do have one improvement for them though. we need to make them free! >> alex, i think jack wins. i think he takes -- and the ease with which he goes from bernie to hillary to trump, oh, my god. >> we'll see him in the entertainment world. class clown wins. good job. thank you very much, louis. that does it for me and "way too early." coming up on "morning joe," donald trump's campaign is one year old today. our panel talks about whether prominent republicans are not buying him a cake and whether he's grown as a candidate in that time. plus, joe goes one-on-one with ohio governor john kasich. our exclusive conversation with the former presidential candidate. that and much more coming your way on "morning joe."
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