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Trump: "I Said It, I Was Wrong, And I Apologize"; GOP Backers Slam Trump's Vulgarity, Few Unendorse; Clinton Camp: Trump Sexual Vulgarity "Horrific"; GOP Congressman: Can No Longer Endorse Trump; Trump Slams Bill Clinton As Defense For Lewd Remarks; Matthew's Eyewall Coming Ashore At South Carolina; Hurricane Matthew Heading Up Southern East Coast; Trump Issues Video Apology for 2005 Remarks Regarding Women. Aired 6-7a ET

Aired October 8, 2016 - 06:00   ET


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DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I said it. I was wrong and I apologize.

WOLF BLITZER, CNN HOST, "THE SITUATION ROOM": A bombshell in the race for the White House. This is a political earthquake.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It's inexcusable.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm out. I can no longer, in good conscience endorse this person for president.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Any Republican who has said they are for Donald Trump, do you still think he's qualified to be president of the United States?

TRUMP: See you at the debate on Sunday.


PAUL: Well, you have made it to Saturday. Early, it's 6:00 a.m. for you, but we are always happy to see you. I'm Christi Paul.

BLACKWELL: I'm Victor Blackwell. We are tracking Hurricane Matthew now hitting South Carolina. We have reporters along the southeastern coast and we'll have live reports throughout the morning.

But first, we have to get to the bombshell in the Trump campaign. The Republican nominee making an unprecedented apology after that video from 2005 reveals him using stunningly vulgar language to describe what some say amounts to sexual assault.

We're going to play the comments for you now, but we have to tell you they're graphic.


TRUMP: I moved on her actually. She was down on Palm Beach. I'll admit it. I did try (inaudible) she was married. No, no, Nancy. I moved on her very heavily. In fact, I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get furniture.

I said I'll show you where they have nice furniture. I took her out. I moved on like (inaudible) I couldn't get there and she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her. She's now got the big phony (inaudible). She's totally changed her look.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Sheesh, your girl's hot as (inaudible) in the purple.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Whoa, whoa, yes, the Donald has scored. Whoa, my man.

TRUMP: Look at you. You are (inaudible). Maybe it's a different one. Yes, that's her, with the gold. I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. I'm automatically attracted to beautiful. I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait and when you are a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the (inaudible). You can do anything.


BLACKWELL: Well, the woman Trump is talking about, that Nancy that referenced at the top of that reporting is Nancy O'Dell, the former co-host of "Access Hollywood," Billy Bush's former co-host.

That's according to the show. She's now the co-host of "Entertainment Tonight." CNN has reached out to O'Dell, but has not yet heard back.

Meantime, the Trump camp has launched into disaster mode. Early this morning the candidate issued this online 90-second apology.


TRUMP: I've never said I'm a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone that I'm not. I've said and done things I regret and the words released on this more than a decade-old video are one of them. Anyone who knows me knows these words don't reflect who I am. I said it, I was wrong and I apologize.

I traveled the country talking about change for America, but my travels have also changed me. I've spent time with grieving mothers who have lost their children, laid off workers whose jobs have gone to other countries, and people from all walks of life who just want a better future.

I have gotten to know the great people of our country and I've been humbled by the faith they placed in me. I pledge to be a better man tomorrow and will never, ever let you down.

Let's be honest. We're living in the real world. This is nothing more than a distraction from the important issues we're facing today. We are losing our jobs. We're less safe than we were eight years ago and Washington is totally broken.

Hillary Clinton and her kind have run our country into the ground. I've said some foolish things, but there's a big difference between the words and actions of other people.

Bill Clinton has actually abused women and Hillary has bullied, attacked, shamed and intimidated his victims. We will discuss this more, the coming days. See you at the debate on Sunday.


[06:05:11]BLACKWELL: All right, so that's the 90-second apology. You heard the hit there in the end for many in his party, this is not enough. The most powerful Republican in Congress, Paul Ryan, disinviting the nominee from a campaign event today.

And here was Trump's own running mate dodging reporters. We have the video here. Yes, dodging reporters at a photo op in Ohio. They tried to shout out some questions there. He ignored them.

This all comes as insiders tell CNN that this could be the death knell for the Trump campaign. You have heard that claim and that forecast before. We'll see if it is.

The Clinton campaign, though, took to Twitter for its first reaction to this 2005 footage. Tweeting, here's a quote, "This is horrific. We cannot allow this man to become president."

Mrs. Clinton's running mate, Tim Kaine, sounding off, calling on Republicans to rethink their Donald Trump endorsement.


TIM KAINE, U.S. DEMOCRATIC VICE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: There's a couple things I think this suggests, and it's just so clear. First, any Republican who has said they are for Donald Trump, they need to be asked, by the press and others and by constituents right now, do you still think he's qualified to be president of the United States?


PAUL: Overnight, Mike Lee one of only a few Senate Republicans, who, we should point out, never endorsed Trump is now calling on his party's nominee to drop out.


SENATOR MIKE LEE (R), UTAH: You, sir, is the distraction. Your conduct, sir, is the distraction, the distraction from the very principles that will help us win in November.


PAUL: Senior political reporter, Manu Raju, is following the story from St. Louis. That is the site of tomorrow's debate. And Manu, we should point out, the debate's format is going to be very different.

This is a town hall forum. People will be able to ask the questions of these two nominees. Is there any indication how much this apology is going to be part of that conversation?

MANU RAJU, CNN SENIOR POLITICAL REPORTER: Well, you have to assume it's got to come up. The way this format is exactly how you said is that these voters who are at this town hall will actually be asking questions to the candidates, and the moderators, including our own Anderson Cooper will have the opportunity to follow up and ask questions in regards to whatever topic comes up under the sun.

So it remains to be seen what will be on voters' minds, will they bring this up? Will they not bring this up? And that's really, unfortunately, impact that this video and Donald Trump's subsequent apology is going to have on the election. We don't know how it is going to resonate and affect voters. There's been a lot of controversies over the years.

But this one feels a lot different because Donald Trump was forced to apologize, something he's not really done in past controversies. Republican after Republican really going after Donald Trump in a way that we have not seen before.

Christi, I want to read to you a couple of things that leaders of Congress have said about Donald Trump's statements including Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee chairman said, "No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner ever."

And Paul Ryan, the House speaker who you mentioned, Victor mentioned, actually disinvited Donald Trump from this event in Wisconsin today said that, "I am is sickened by what I heard today. Women are to be championed and revered not objectified. I hope Mr. Trump treats this situation with the seriousness it deserves and looks to demonstrate to the country that he has greater respect for women than this clip suggests." Saying that he's no longer invited to today's event.

And then another Utah Republican yesterday, Jason Chaffetz of Utah actually going even further, rescinding his endorsement. Here's what he had to say.


SENATOR JASON CHAFFETZ (R), UTAH: I'm out. I can no longer in good conscience endorse this person for president. It's some of the most abhorrent and offensive comments that you can possibly imagine. My wife and I, we have a 15-year-old daughter, and if I can't look her in the eye and tell her these things, I can't endorse this person.

So I'm out of the endorsement here. I don't know who I'm going to vote for. I'm not going to vote for Hillary Clinton. There's no way under no scenario, but I cannot offer an endorsement for whatever that means about Donald Trump.


RAJU: So, Christi, the question is how many more Republicans will join Jason Chaffetz particularly once in very difficult Senate races.

[06:10:03]This comes at a tricky time for them too because they do need those Donald Trump supporters to help keep the congressional majority for the Republicans. At the same time, they don't want to get anywhere near this rhetoric that could put off a lot of voters particularly women voters.

PAUL: Yes, it does makes you wonder what is in store for the Republican Party and how to handle all of this. Manu Raju, appreciate it so much, sir. Thank you.

BLACKWELL: So let's add to that now with Mitt Romney piling on Twitter. Quote, "Hitting on married women? Condoning assault? Such vile degradations demean our wives and daughters and corrupt America's face to the world."

With me now to talk about this is CNN political commentator and former Mitt Romney public policy director, Lanhee Chen. Good morning to you.


BLACKWELL: So what we're seeing is not just from the never-Trumpers here, I mean, when you have Jason Chaffetz, you had Gary (inaudible) of Utah, who had endorsed Donald Trump coming. Are we going to see more of these endorsements? And how crucial do you think on the next 24 hours before we get to this debate?

CHEN: I think this period of time we are in is absolutely crucial for the Trump campaign. There's no question in my mind that more and more Republicans are seriously evaluating whether they want to stick with Donald Trump.

This is not just about the vile comments. It's just about pure politics at this point. People have to make a decision about whether politically it makes sense to continue align with this guy, given what we've already seen.

There should be reason to believe that more might be on the way. So indeed the political calculus becomes important going forward as well.

BLACKWELL: So let's talk about two of the people that Manu just talked about Paul Ryan and Reince Priebus. Paul Ryan back when Donald Trump was criticizing Judge Curiel said what he was saying then was the definition of racism, but still, he endorsed Donald Trump.

Now, he's talking about being sickened by these comments, disinviting him, at this point still endorsing Donald Trump. How long can Paul Ryan still try to hold on to that large majority in the House and continue to endorse Donald Trump?

CHEN: Paul Ryan's in a very difficult position. On the one hand, he clearly has to lead his conference in the House. He has to think about the electoral ramifications potentially of stepping away from Trump.

But personally, I think for Paul Ryan it's got to be very difficult to hear these kinds of remarks given that the kind of person that Paul Ryan is, to hear this has to sicken him, as he said yesterday.

So he's in a very difficult position, but he will probably have to make a firm decision at some point regarding whether he continues to stick with Trump because obviously, this kind of stuff, I don't believe, is going away.

BLACKWELL: Now as we go into the debate, it seems as if, and we talked about this with Eugene Scott earlier this morning, that Donald Trump was telegraphing some punches ahead of this town hall debate as he claimed he would go after the Clinton's marriage. Is that an effective strategy considering what the country is now learning about this reporting from 11 years ago?

CHEN: I don't think so. I really have questions about that kind of strategy. Now, it's consistent with how Donald Trump has conducted his campaign to date. This is the kind of campaign that we've seen. He is most comfortable in attack mode.

So it doesn't surprise me at all that's where his sort of apology/non- apology went last night, and that's where he wants to go for the debate.

But the best part of the last debate, quite frankly, was when he stuck to the issues. I think that's really what he needs to do because the more he attacks personally, I think the harder it's going to be for him to move on.

BLACKWELL: No question, this is going to come up in the town hall debate either by one of the moderators or one of the undecided voters there in the hall. But the question is then what will be his counter punch? He has said his supporters, his surrogates have said that he's a strong counterpuncher. What will that be that punch? Lanhee Chen, thanks so much for helping us dissect this this morning.

CHEN: Thank you.

BLACKWELL: And of course, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton face off tomorrow night, second presidential debate co-moderated by our own Anderson Cooper. The debate begins 9:00 p.m. Eastern right here on CNN.

PAUL: Big question this morning, could the fallout be fatal, though, for the Trump campaign? That discussion is straight ahead.

A view from South Carolina, as we track the latest on Hurricane Matthew moving up the coast. Lashing right now Georgia and South Carolina after it drenched and flooded Florida. Four people have died already. We're going to bring you more of this straight ahead. Stay close.



BLACKWELL: All right. The fallout has been fast and furious, and it's still happening. Republicans and Democrats are condemning Donald Trump's vulgar and sexually aggressive remarks from 2005. Trump was compelled to apologize, for the first time, for really anything since he entered this presidential race to say Friday was a bad day for his campaign that was a gross understatement.

Let's talk now with the executive editor of CNN Politics, Mark Preston. He's in St. Louis ahead of tomorrow night's debate, which suddenly has a whole new direction. Also joining us is CNN senior political analyst, Ron Brownstein.

Good to have both of you with us. I want to start with this apology. Not the statement that came out earlier in the day, but this 90-second apology.

Mark, I want to start with you. The decision to include the Clintons again after the backlash from that three-sentence apology that came out earlier in the day, whoever wrote this, whoever worked with him decided to stick with that. Did that seemed like a smart strategy considering what we heard throughout the day?

MARK PRESTON, CNN POLITICS EXECUTIVE EDITOR: Well, a couple things, one is, once the story broke, it took them several hours, the Trump campaign, to try to get their arms around it. Now, that statement, that video statement they put out wasn't put out until a little after midnight Eastern Time.

So they clearly was some trying to figure out about how they were going to deal with it. A lot of people were saying leading up to that is that the only way Donald Trump is going to survive this, Victor, is if he shows real remorse for what those comments were, to ask for forgiveness.

We didn't see that last night and in fact, what he did is upped the ante, he pointed directly to Bill Clinton at the very end. He had this very ominous tone saying, I'll see you Sunday night at the debate, which only can led us to believe that Donald Trump is going to head into the hall and go directly at Hillary Clinton.

A debate that you would specifically think would be talking about policy and issues, but now potentially could be talking about personalities and private lives of both candidates.

[06:20:06]BLACKWELL: Ron, there doesn't seem to be a precedent for sincere remorse at least in this campaign for Donald Trump. Some wonder why we got a recorded statement and not a news conference. Possibly because of the uncontrollable nature of a news conference even more uncontrollable with this crowd tomorrow night.

RON BROWNSTEIN, CNN SENIOR POLITICAL ANALYST: Even Megyn Kelly noted it's been a long time since he's talked to anybody who is less sympathetic to him than Sean Hannity. So a news conference would be, you know, very much out of character. This wouldn't be the moment probably to call it.

You know, the principal obstacle that Donald Trump faces in this race, the principal headwind. Yes, there are controversies about many of his policies, but the principal obstacle are the assessments of his personal qualities.

Heading into that first debate, you had roughly 60 percent of Americans saying they do not believe he's qualified to be president. They do not believe he has the temperament to be president, and that he was biased against women and minorities.

Nothing that happened in that debate and certainty nothing that has happened since is likely to have made those numbers any better. If anything, they are likely to have gotten even a little worse and that is the real story here.

I mean, Donald Trump's support is stuck in the low 40s. Not sure how much lower it can go given the tribal nature of American politics, but all of these stories that kind on pile one on another from the taxes to the Cuba embargo to this really just add more barriers to him to growing, and what he has is not enough to win at this point.

BLACKWELL: And those are all topics, Mark, that his running mate, Mike Pence, has either defended him against those attacks or deflected as we saw on Tuesday night during the debate. The "Associated Press" reporting that Mike Pence was beside himself, his wife, Karen Pence, furious after hearing this. Any indication of what we'll see moving forward from his running mate?

PRESTON: I'm not sure what we'll see from Mike Pence. Let me tell you it's unprecedented that we have Jason Chaffetz, who is a Republican leader in Congress who has spent the last couple of years going directly at Hillary Clinton, investigating Hillary Clinton coming on CNN last night, and withdrawing his endorsement of Donald Trump.

Saying that he can no longer look at his 15-year-old daughter in the eye and explain to her why he would support Donald Trump. This comes as we've seen other Republicans last night come out, not only condemn him, but several of them also withdraw their endorsement. Now over the next 24 hours, specifically, over the next five or six hours, Victor, we'll s how many more Republicans are going to come out and try to distance themselves from Donald Trump because at this point, it's survival for them.

They're running for reelection. Every member of the House of Representatives is running for re-election. Those Republicans who are concerned about getting reelected and being tied to Donald Trump have got to distance themselves from him in many ways.

And then you have many senators as well who are in precarious positions. So right now, you have the Republican Party in disarray. You have Donald Trump's campaign in crisis. Literally, Victor, they need to survive themselves.

BLACKWELL: Every Republican up and down every ballot has to speak about this. It's going to the question that ever Republican in "the spin room" tomorrow night has got to respond to. Mark Preston, Ron Brownstein, thanks so much. We have to get back to this storm that's hitting South Carolina -- Christi.

PAUL: Yes, Victor. They're really starting to feel the wrath of Hurricane Matthew specifically in Charleston. CNN's Nick Valencia is live there right now. Good morning, Nick.

NICK VALENCIA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Hey, good morning, Christi. This is it. We just got off the phone with our CNN weather department. They tell us we are currently getting battered with what is left of the eye of Hurricane Matthew. We could really tell, Christi.

Over the last hour, these conditions have deteriorated. I don't know how much it translates over the camera here. But the rain has come down. The wind is really starting to blow.

And senior photo journalist, Mike (inaudible) wants to pan over to this (inaudible) that is precariously dangling on that building. That's pretty concerning.

With the evacuations, a lot of people here paying attention to those evacuations, either voluntarily or being evacuated here mandatory, that's a good thing.

The concern, though, going forward as the storm continues to hammer us here is flooding. This area is a bad place for a normal storm. Hurricane Matthew is delivering what we expected it to -- Christi.

PAUL: All right, Nick, thank you so much.



BLACKWELL: Well, a deadly hurricane has been sweeping the southeast coast for several days now.

PAUL: Yes, unleashing 100-plus-mile-per-hour winds. You just saw it there with our own Nick Valencia in Charleston who is in the eye of this thing right now. Look at the waves coming up to the road there. Battering Charleston harbor is where that is. The storm left four people dead, though, in Florida.

Look at these people on their porch just watching the waves and water go by. Power is knocked out to more than 1 million people in Florida. You see what it's done to the streets there. The damage from the water, the high winds. That won't be fully known yet until the sun rises today.

These some of the pictures of what it's done thus far. We want to get more information for what's coming from the storm. Let's go to Chad Myers in the Severe Weather Center.

So Chad, we saw Nick talking about the fact that he is in the eye of this thing now. Once that eye hits what does that mean for Charleston and the trajectory after that?

CHAD MYERS, AMS METEOROLOGIST: Well, that means we're going to set a significant surge in Charleston at high tide, still a few hours away. The high tide surge in St. Augustine created devastating flooding. Same for Emelia Island, Tybee, and Savanah, and now it's moved on up into the South Carolina coast away from Savannah into Hilton Head, into Edisto Island, into Folly Beach.

Significant damage happening right now. The damage we expected in Florida is happening now in the Carolinas. Charleston, we're expecting a big surge from you, especially at that high tide, over six feet.

We had almost seven feet in Savannah and Tybee. We know there's damage there, we don't know how much just yet. We also know there's going to be fresh water flooding, the rain fall flooding.

This is a very wet storm. They'll be over 10 inches of rainfall everywhere you see purple. Here goes the storm across Charleston, Myrtle and even into Wilmington before it finally pulls out into the ocean, a big storm.

This is the radar animation in the future. This is what we expect it to look like as we move into Charleston, Wilmington, and all the way up into the Carolinas, and all the way even very, very heavy rainfall into Raleigh, North Carolina.

Here are some pictures here. We're just seeing just live shots. You can see the palm trees really bending in the wind. This is WSOC from Myrtle Beach. We're expecting Myrtle and Edisto and probably (ph) to all look like this with wind gusts now at the eye wall, you're in the eye wall there in South Carolina. And those winds will gust over 100 miles per hour.

This is what we expected in Florida. It's just happened about 150 to 200 miles farther to the north. A big storm for the Carolina's, lots of flooding and this is still a dangerous situation with the flash flooding. There still could more fatality as you need to be out of the way or at least hunkered down, guys. CHRISTI PAUL, CNN ANCHOR: And really quickly, Chad do you still anticipate that it could split around or loop back around and hit Southern Florida again?

MYERS: That still is the forecast for many of -- yes, computer models. But at that point in time there's so much shear that I don't think it's going to be a cat 2 or 3. We'll still have to see. There's warm water there. This isn't over. We're still in the peak of hurricane season.

PAUL: Good point. Chad Myers, so grateful for your insight here today. Thank you.

MYERS: You're welcome Christi.

PAUL: The same storm reminds you the spanning the southeast really took a destructive path across Haiti. We know at least -- we know people are dead after Matthew tour into that island as Category 4 storm. And that number is expected to rise even more once crews are able to get access to some of those remote areas that are so isolated by washed out bridges. The hurricane hit as Haiti was starting to recover from that devastating earthquake still six years ago which killed about 200,000 people.

VICTOR BLACKWELL, CNN ANCHOR: Plus Donald Trump apologizes for the new scandal rocking his campaign. A couple of Republicans have jumped ship. Are they the first two -- is this exodus that we're seeing or are they outlying? We'll have the latest on the Fallout.


[06:35:42] PAUL: Welcome back. On this Saturday morning. I'm Christi Paul.

BLACKWELL: I'm Victor Black well. Good of you to be with us. Donald Trump scrambled to contain the fallout of the newly released lewd comments and the latest threat to his campaign.

PAUL: He forced -- to issue an apology, some say it was forced. Did so this morning. The defiant tone, though, seems to add to this morning's squeamishness among Republicans. All of this of course the day before this town hall debate which happens with Hillary Clinton tomorrow night. And which will be different because you, voters, who will be in the audience will be able to ask some of those questions.

BLACKWELL: Indeed, Senior Political Reporter Manu Raju is in St. Louis, the site of tomorrow show down. And Manu, undoubtedly, this will come out whether Anderson or Martha asked the question. If the voters there ask the question and If not, it may be the only question people who ask in the spin room after the debate?

MANU RAJU, CNN SENIOR POLITICAL REPORTER: Yeah, that's absolutely right. Donald Trump has not answered question about this and about why he made these comments about whether he still believes some of those things and what he meant by a lot of those things. So we'll have to hear what he says in the coming days. But we've seen him rebound from controversy after controversy throughout this campaign season. But this one feels a lot different. And one reason why, he was actually forced to apologize.


RAJU: Donald Trump apologizing overnight. Hoping to tamp down the controversy that's threatening to derail his campaign.

DONALD TRUMP, (R) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I've said and done things I regret. And the words released today in this more than a decade-old video are one of them. Anyone who knows me knows these words don't reflect who I am. I said it, I was wrong and I apologize.

RAJU: But also taking a swipe at Bill Clinton.

TRUMP: Bill Clinton has actually abused women. And Hillary has bullied, attacked, shamed and intimidated his victims.

RAJU: The Republican nominee caught making lewd comments on tape.

TRUMP: I did (inaudible).

RAJU: Trump bragging about being able to grope, kiss and trying to have sex with woman in a 2005 interview.

TRUMP: And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the (inaudible). You can do anything.

RAJU: Trump caught in an off-camera conversation during a taping of "Access Hollywood" His heard talking about the pursuit of a married woman. The unaired footage was obtained by "The Washington Post."

TRUMP: And I moved on her very heavily. In fact, I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. I said, I'll show you where they have nice furniture. I took her out furniture. I moved on her like a (inaudible) but I couldn't get there, and she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her. She's now got big phony (inaudible) and everything. She's totally changed her look.

RAJU: Republicans across the board criticizing Trump's comments. House Speaker Paul Ryan revoking an invitation for Trump to appear and invent with him later today in Wisconsin saying "I am sickened by what I heard today. Women are to be championed and revered, not objectified. I hope Mr. Trump treats this situation with the seriousness it deserves and works to demonstrate to the country that he has greater respect for women than this clip suggest"

And this from Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus. "No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever."

VOICE OF REP. JASON CHAFFETZ, (R) UTAH: I'm out. I can no longer endorse Donald Trump for president. There's no possible way I'd vote for Hillary Clinton. These are required.

RAJU: Hillary Clinton hitting Trump on her Twitter account saying this is horrific. We cannot allow this man to become president. And sparking a quick rebuke from democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine.

TIM KAINE, (R) VICE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: It just -- I mean -- it me sick to my stomach. I don't like to even say the words that he's used in the past when he calls women pigs, dogs and slobs. I didn't like saying it on stage the other night when my mom and my wife sitting in the front row. But this is behavior that just outrageous.

[06:40:00] RAJU: Even close adviser, admitting that this is devastating. One calling his remarks "flat out appalling". And telling CNN that they don't know, if Trump can recover.

The tape meanwhile Billy Bush, Trump visited the set of a soap opera where they were greeted by Actress Arianne Zucker.

TRUMP: I better use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her. You know, I'm automatically attracted to beautiful. I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait.


RAJU: Now overnight you tough Senator Mike Lee, a Republican who has not endorse Donald Trump actually calling on Donald to step down as Republican Party nominee. We'll see Christi if more Republicans starts to do that today.

PUAL: All right, Manu, stick around for more of the discussion here with Errol Louis, his Political Anchor for New York 1. Thank you gentlemen, but of you for staying here and be at around. I want to play one other, excerpt from this apology that came out overnight and then talk to you that on the other side. Listen to this.


TRUMP: Anyone who knows me, knows these words don't reflect who I am. I said, I was wrong and I apologize. I travel the country talking about change for America. But my travels have also changed me.


PAUL: All right. Errol, he said the right things there, did he not? That he was wrong, that he apologizes. Do people believe however, that he has changed?

ERROL LOUIS, POLITICAL ANCHOR, NY1 NEWS: Well, I got to disagree with you. I don't know that he said the right things. The way an apology works, the way I was taught and the way I tried to teach my son is that, you have to be specific. You acknowledge that you hurt somebody. You say exactly what you did. You offer a true apology says that you're not going to do it again. But also ask for forgiveness. It's very specific.

You know it's not -- and who is apologize to, is to Arianne Zucker, she certainly deserve an apology. Is it to any of the many women that he actually treated? And let's keep in mind Christi, it's not just the words. It's the actual conduct the thing that he has done.

And of course all of this raises lots of more questions. Who else was on that bus? Is this the way he normally talks to people. Is there another take that's going to come out? There are a lot of questions that are still out there as well as a sort of non-apology that hanging out there.

So, no, I don't think he's done himself very much good. It took him 10 hours to come up with this strategy. They probably should have spent at least 11 hours to try to think it through more thoroughly.

PAUL: OK, so that brings me to the next question and when you talk about Nancy O'dell not it has been revealed that's the woman that he was referring to, I would think deserves an apology as well. But Manu, who has his ear behind the scenes here? Do we have any indication of who slipped this and how willing Donald Trump was to shot this video apology?

RAJU: Well, we're still getting a lot of details about that. But we know that the Trump team and Trump himself really huddled behind closed doors for several hours. They were in crisis mode. Having a number of conversations with Republican Party officials with Reince Priebus. The Republican Party chairman.

And also, I'm told actually one person he did not speak with was House Speaker Paul Ryan. Paul Ryan did not have a conversation with Donald Trump yesterday. All of the discussions happened behind among -- on the staff level, when Paul Ryan actually disinviting Donald Trump from coming to an event today where they were supposed to appear together.

So this was an effort behind by the Trump campaign to figure out how to -- what tone to set. And at the beginning of that tape you just clipped showing some contrition. But at the end, some defiance by attacking Bill Clinton. So he's saying we're going to talk more about that in the coming days. It sounds some ways that Donald Trump may be doubling down even though he apologizing.

So a bit of a mixed message from him and something that a lot of Republicans just don't want to hear right now.

PAUL: Well, and Errol, I wanted to talk about that and just to reiterate. He said I said foolish things. There's a big difference between the wording and actions of other people. And then he goes on to talk about -- Bill Clinton had actually abused women. And Hillary has bullied, attacked, shamed and intimidated his victims. He says, we will discuss this more in the coming days as Manu was talking about.

So, when we look ahead of this debate and we know that voters will be part of this audience and they will be able to ask some of their own questions, how do you think he can explain that voters should dismiss what he just said 11 years ago, that's coming out? Yet, not dismiss the past of Bill Clinton?

LOUIS: Well, you know, this is the problem. He is going to try to equate two very different situations. He's going to try and take people back 20 years to the Clinton scandals. [06:45:09] He's also going to try and drag I think into the mainstream debate. Something that a largely exist only in right-wing circle, which is an assumption that there have been multiple instances of criminal sexual assault by Bill Clinton.

Now, this has never been proved in a court of law. These are, you know, sort of facts not an evidence as the lawyers would put it. And he's going to try and sort of put it out there and then make the additional leap to say that Hillary Clinton was a part of it at the same time. It is a tremendous burden to try and drag all of these cases into a public debate. And try and use that as an excuse for his own conduct that we just saw on videotape for the first time.

PAUL: Right.

LOUIS: It's a very, very hazardous strategy.

PAUL: And we don't have time to talk about it at the moment, we will talk about it later this morning. But we would be remiss and not putting out that there are these hacks of Clinton e-mails that have come out as well. Just last night. And that surely will be part of the conversation as well at tomorrow's debate. And we'll talk more about that later. Errol Louis, Manu Raju. Thank you both.

LOUIS: Thank you.

RAJU: Thank you.

PAUL: Now when you hear about this videotape that came out. A lot of people wonder where did the bombshell come from? Why did it drop now? We'll have more on that ahead.


BLACKWELL: Well, a tape that had been collecting dust on a shelf for 11 years suddenly becomes a bombshell that has rock the presidential race. So, the question is, where did this come from? Who sent it? Why now?

[06:50:03] Well, CNN Media correspondent Brian Stelter Joins us now with more on that. Brian, good morning to you.


BLACKWELL: So this is an access Hollywood interview that ends up being a Washington Post scoop. How did that transaction happen?

STELTER: There was some sort of a leak. And the big mystery is who decided to leak this video and why. You know in some ways Victor that's hallmarks of opposition research. This is the kind of video that Democrats of the Clinton campaign would disparately want to get in the hands of journalists.

However, this was actually a tape that "Access Hollywood" was planning on covering itself. So imagine thiis, Billy Bush, a cousin of Jeb Bush and George W. Bush ultimately may have affected the outcome of this presidential race. But to this tape was on a shelves for a decade over NBC. That essentially been forgotten.

But on Monday of this day, now five days ago, some producers of the show started to think about it because there was really big associated press story about Trump making lewd and sexist comments behind the screens that is all reality show "The Apprentice." So the producer went and found the tape, the watch it, they reviewed it. They got it ready to air. But as of Friday morning they were not going to air it until at least next week.

In other words after the presidential debate so there's speculation inside NBC now that somebody somehow wanted to make sure this was seen before the debate and leaked a copy to "The Washington Post." that's about all we know. We don't know exactly how it got to "The Washington Post" but it was sitting right on a video server at NBC.

So theoretically, there were a lot of people that could have handed it over. No matter how it happened it did reach the Washington Post and now it's been seen all around the world. And Trump's trying to fight fire with fire, fighting video with video with his own video. But I don't see Victor the 2005 video feels a lot more authentic, a lot more genuinely Trump than his apology last night.

BLACKWELL. Yeah. And that's we're hearing from people who respond to that. We low on time for this segment. But we're with us later this morning and we're going to ask -- about that potential that if there's that tape on that shelf they would "Access Hollywood" what else do they have on those shelves?

STELTER: I've got some reporting for you on that. Yeah.

BLACKWELL: All right. Brian, we're looking forward to it. Thank so much.

STELTER: Thanks.

BLACKWELL: Now, Donald Trump and his wife Melania, they were newlyweds in 2005 around the time all of this went down. We're going to show now -- we went back into our archives in our shows to an interview from 2005. And this is the Trumps with Larry King.


LARRY KING, TELEVISION HOST: Do you worry about women and him being attracted to them?

MELANIA TRUMP: No, I don't worry about that at all. I know who I am. And if a man doesn't want to be with me or I don't want to be with the man ...

KING: Good-bye and good luck.

M. TRUMP: That's right.

KING: Do you worry about her with men?

D.TRUMP: No, I know her. That's the rock. (END VIDEO CLIP)

BLACKWELL: I wonder if we will hear from Melania Trump between now and the debate now and the election about this. We haven't heard much from her since her controversial speech there at the RNC back in July. So we'll look for that. Christi.

PAUL: Another breaking story this morning is Hurricane Matthew as we speak with you here. The eye of that storm is hitting the Charleston area and Myrtle Beach South Carolina. These are live pictures what's barreling through there right now. We're going to show you more and find out exactly where this is going, how bad it will continue to be.

[06:53:26] Four people however, remember, have already died in Florida. We're back in a moment.


PAUL: Well, Hurricane Matthew is charging up the southeast coast this morning. 100 mile plus per hour winds. It's not just the high winds here, though. Dangerous storm surges are a major concern as South Carolina starts to feel at the pier here. Take a look at these images coming up over the Charleston harbor. And then here are some live pictures from Myrtle Beach South Carolina.

The storm is blamed for four deaths in Florida. It left more than million without power across three different states and we're going to continue to watch this for you. Stay close we'll be right back.