Nightly News Full Broadcast - March 6

NBC Nightly News: Full Broadcasts | NBC News
6 Mar 202421:04

Summary

TLDRIn breaking news, the armorer who loaded Alec Baldwin's gun on the set of 'Rust' was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter but not guilty of tampering with evidence in the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Meanwhile, President Biden and former President Trump are set for a rematch in the 2024 election after securing victories on Super Tuesday. The crackdown on crime intensifies, with New York deploying National Guard to secure subways, as concerns over violent incidents persist. A massive cyberattack on a healthcare giant disrupted pharmacies nationwide, blocking patients from accessing prescriptions. Amidst economic challenges, a battleground county in Pennsylvania highlights the disconnect between Biden's claims of growth and voters' daily realities.

Takeaways

  • 😮 Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter but not guilty of tampering with evidence in the fatal shooting on the 'Rust' movie set that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
  • 🗳️ After Super Tuesday victories, President Biden and former President Trump appear set for a November rematch in the 2024 election.
  • 🚨 New York Governor Hochul is deploying 1,000 National Guard members and state police to secure the city's subway system amid a surge in transit crime.
  • 💥 A missile fired by Iranian-backed Houthi militants struck a commercial ship in the Gulf of Aden, killing three crew members.
  • 🇭🇹 Amid escalating gang violence in Haiti, Prime Minister Ariel Henry left the country as the U.S. and other nations press for a political transition.
  • ⚠️ A massive cyberattack on Change Healthcare, a medical claims processing company, has disrupted prescription services nationwide, leaving patients unable to access medications.
  • 💰 In the key battleground state of Pennsylvania, many voters feel disconnected from President Biden's messaging about the economy's strength, potentially impacting the 2024 election.
  • ✈️ The TSA is testing self-service checkpoints at Las Vegas airports, which could be the future of air travel security if successful.
  • 📝 A new law in Alabama aims to protect fertility clinics from lawsuits after a court ruling allowed couples to sue for the destruction of frozen embryos.
  • 🔫 The jury in the 'Rust' shooting trial heard testimony describing a reckless environment on set with weapons and ammunition left unattended.

Q & A

  • What was the verdict in the trial of Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer on the set of the movie 'Rust'?

    -The jury found Hannah Gutierrez-Reed guilty of involuntary manslaughter but not guilty of tampering with evidence in the fatal shooting incident that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

  • What significant development occurred in the 2024 presidential race?

    -After Nikki Haley suspended her campaign and did not endorse former President Trump, the 2024 presidential race is set for a rematch between President Biden and former President Trump.

  • Why did Governor Hochul of New York deploy National Guard members to the subway system?

    -Governor Hochul ordered the deployment of hundreds of National Guard members to the New York City subway system in response to a surge in transit crime and brazen attacks on passengers.

  • What was the impact of the cyberattack on Change Healthcare?

    -The cyberattack on Change Healthcare, the nation's largest medical claims processing company, caused widespread chaos, preventing many providers from filling patients' prescriptions and forcing some patients to pay out of pocket for their medications.

  • How are voters in the battleground state of Pennsylvania feeling about the economy under President Biden?

    -Despite positive economic indicators cited by the Biden administration, many voters in the bellwether county of Erie, Pennsylvania, feel that the economic growth is not benefiting them, and there is a disconnect between the administration's messaging and their daily experiences.

  • What new technology is the TSA testing at airports?

    -The TSA is testing a self-service checkpoint system in Las Vegas, where PreCheck travelers can screen themselves, potentially speeding up the security process and allowing TSA officers to focus on security.

  • What happened in the Middle East, and how did the U.S. respond?

    -Iranian-backed Houthi militants fired a missile at a commercial ship in the Gulf of Aden, killing three crew members. The U.S. military conducted retaliatory strikes against the Houthis in response to this and other recent attacks.

  • What is the current situation in Haiti, and how is the U.S. responding?

    -Haiti is on the brink of civil war, with violent gangs controlling most of the capital, Port-au-Prince. Prime Minister Ariel Henry has left the country, and the U.S. is pressing for a political transition but has ruled out sending American troops.

  • What measures did Philadelphia take to address transit crime?

    -In Philadelphia, the chief of transit police vowed to aggressively combat crime after three deadly shootings involving city buses in a week, including a mass shooting that injured eight teenagers.

  • What impact did the Alabama Supreme Court's ruling on embryos have on fertility clinics?

    -After the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are legally considered children, multiple fertility clinics halted IVF procedures and embryo shipping companies paused operations in the state, prompting lawmakers to pass a new bill limiting damages and civil liability for clinics.

Outlines

00:00

📰 Breaking News: Verdict in Alec Baldwin's 'Rust' Shooting Trial

The jury delivered a split verdict in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer who loaded Alec Baldwin's gun on the 'Rust' movie set. Gutierrez-Reed was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter but not guilty of tampering with evidence. The incident led to the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, and Baldwin is set to go on trial next. The trial highlighted the reckless environment on the set, with witnesses describing weapons and ammunition left unattended.

05:01

🗳️ Biden-Trump Rematch Set as Nikki Haley Suspends Campaign

With Nikki Haley suspending her presidential campaign, the stage is set for a rematch between President Biden and former President Trump. Haley declined to endorse Trump but urged him to earn the votes of those who did not support him previously. The battle is on for Haley's supporters, with Biden inviting them to join him in opposing Trump, while Trump boasted about Haley's defeat. Trump secured landslide victories in most Super Tuesday primaries, while Biden won nearly every Democratic contest except for a loss in American Samoa. Recent polls show Trump leading Biden in a head-to-head matchup, within the margin of error.

10:01

⚖️ Alabama Passes Bill to Protect IVF After Embryo Ruling

Alabama has passed a bill to shield fertility clinics from costly lawsuits after the state Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are children. The new law limits civil damages to the cost of one IVF cycle if an embryo is destroyed. The bill was fast-tracked after multiple clinics halted IVF procedures due to the court ruling, which allowed couples to sue for wrongful death when their frozen embryos were destroyed. While the new law provides temporary relief, it does not address the underlying reasoning of the court decision equating frozen embryos to children.

15:01

🚇 New York Deploys National Guard to Secure Subways Amid Rising Crime

In response to rising violent crime on New York City's subways, Governor Kathy Hochul has ordered the deployment of hundreds of National Guard members and state police to secure the transit system. Teams will be stationed at the busiest and most problematic stations, conducting bag searches as a deterrent. Civil liberties activists have criticized the move as an overreaction and overreach. The dramatic measures come as 77% of Americans are concerned about rising crime, despite FBI data showing a nationwide drop in violent crime since a spike in 2020. Other cities like Philadelphia and San Francisco are also taking steps to crack down on crime.

20:02

✈️ TSA Tests Self-Service Airport Security Checkpoints

The TSA is testing self-service security checkpoints in Las Vegas, which could be the future of air travel. Pre-checked flyers can proceed through the checkpoint without an officer's assistance, with officers available on demand for questions. The system features automated screening and recirculation of bags requiring additional screening. The trial aims to improve efficiency and security as the TSA forecasts another record-breaking spring break season with passenger volume already up 6% over last year. After a six-month trial run, the TSA will decide whether to implement the technology at other airports.

Mindmap

Keywords

💡Verdict

A verdict is a decision or judgment reached by a jury in a legal trial. In the context of this video, it refers to the outcome of the involuntary manslaughter trial of Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer who loaded Alec Baldwin's gun on the set of the movie 'Rust.' The jury found her guilty of involuntary manslaughter but not guilty of tampering with evidence.

💡Rematch

A rematch is a repeat or second instance of a contest or match between the same opponents. The video refers to the anticipated 'Biden/Trump rematch' for the 2024 presidential election, setting up a repeat of the 2020 election between incumbent President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump as the likely nominees for their respective parties.

💡Endorsement

An endorsement is an act of giving one's public approval or support to someone or something. The video discusses the endorsement of Donald Trump by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, despite initially criticizing Trump's role in the January 6th attack. McConnell's endorsement is seen as a significant move for the Republican party to unite behind Trump's candidacy.

💡Crackdown

A crackdown is a forceful campaign or increased efforts to control or suppress something. In this context, it refers to the deployment of hundreds of National Guard members and increased security measures by New York Governor Kathy Hochul in response to a surge in transit crime on the city's subways. This 'crackdown' involves bag searches and increased police presence to improve passenger safety.

💡Cyberattack

A cyberattack is a malicious and deliberate attempt by an individual or organization to breach the information system of another individual or organization. The video discusses a massive cyberattack on Change Healthcare, a medical claims processing company, which has caused widespread disruptions and prevented many healthcare providers from filling patients' prescriptions and accessing insurance information.

💡Battleground

A battleground, in a political context, refers to a state or region that is considered highly competitive and crucial for determining the outcome of an election. The video highlights Erie County, Pennsylvania, as a key battleground district where voters' perceptions of the economy could significantly impact the 2024 presidential election results.

💡Inflation

Inflation is a sustained increase in the general price level of goods and services in an economy over time. The video explores the disconnect between the Biden administration's messaging about the strength of the economy and the lived experiences of voters, many of whom cite the impact of high inflation on their daily expenses as a significant concern.

💡Disconnect

A disconnect refers to a lack of connection, agreement, or alignment between two things. In the video, there is a perceived disconnect between the Biden administration's portrayal of the economy as strong and the experiences of many voters who feel the economic benefits have not reached them, contributing to dissatisfaction with the administration's economic policies.

💡Self-service

Self-service refers to a system or process that allows individuals to serve themselves without the direct assistance of others. The video introduces the TSA's testing of a self-service checkpoint at airports, where pre-checked travelers can navigate the screening process independently, with TSA officers available for assistance if needed. This technology is presented as a potential future direction for airport security.

💡Prechecked

Prechecked, in the context of air travel, refers to travelers who have undergone a pre-screening process and have been vetted for expedited security screening. The video mentions that the TSA's self-service checkpoint trial is currently only available for prechecked flyers, who are familiar with the security procedures and can navigate the process independently.

Highlights

Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed found guilty of involuntary manslaughter but not guilty of tampering with evidence in the fatal shooting on the set of 'Rust' that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

The rematch between President Biden and former President Trump is set after Nikki Haley announced suspending her campaign, declining to endorse Trump.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell endorsed Trump for the presidency, despite previously criticizing Trump's role in the January 6th attack.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul ordered deployment of National Guard and state police to secure the subways and conduct bag searches amid a surge in transit crime.

A missile fired by Iranian-backed Houthi militants struck a cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden, killing three crew members, marking the first deadly attack in response to the Israel-Hamas war.

Haiti's Prime Minister Ariel Henry landed in Puerto Rico as the country spirals into chaos, with gangs controlling most of the capital and the U.S. pressing for a political transition.

A massive cyberattack on Change Healthcare, the nation's largest medical claims processing company, caused chaos at pharmacies nationwide, preventing patients from getting prescriptions filled.

In a bellwether district in Erie County, Pennsylvania, some voters feel disconnected from President Biden's messaging about the economy, despite positive economic indicators.

The TSA is testing self-service checkpoints at Las Vegas airport, where PreCheck travelers can screen themselves and their belongings, with officers available for assistance.

In Alabama, a new law was passed to protect fertility clinics and companies from criminal responsibility and limit civil damages if embryos are destroyed, after a state Supreme Court ruling allowed lawsuits for wrongful death of embryos.

A final bill passed in Alabama aims to protect in vitro fertilization procedures after the state Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are considered children.

In Philadelphia, a crackdown on transit crime followed a mass shooting near a bus that injured eight teens, with the police chief vowing to 'target every criminal code on the books'.

San Francisco voters passed measures aimed at law and order, including expanding police surveillance tools like cameras and drones.

President Biden is expected to tout his handling of the economy in his State of the Union address, but polls show his approval rating on the economy is low at 36%.

The TSA forecasts another record-breaking spring break season, with passenger volume already up 6% over last year.

Transcripts

00:03

>>> BREAKING NEWS

00:04

TONIGHT, THE VERDICT

00:05

IN THE TRIAL OF THE

00:06

ARMORER WHO LOADED

00:07

ALEC BALDWIN'S GUN

00:08

BEFORE THAT DEADLY

00:09

SHOOTING ON THE SET OF

00:10

"RUST.

00:11

THE JURY TAKING JUST

00:12

OVER TWO HOURS TO

00:13

DELIVER THE VERDICT.

00:14

WEAPONS HANDLER HANNAH

00:15

GUTIERREZ-REED GUILTY

00:16

OF INVOLUNTARY

00:17

MANSLAUGHTER, BUT NOT

00:19

GUILTY OF TAMPERING

00:19

WITH EVIDENCE.

00:21

OUR REPORT COMING UP.

00:22

>>> ALSO TONIGHT, THE

00:24

BIDEN/TRUMP REMATCH

00:25

NOW SET AFTER NIKKI

00:26

HALEY ANNOUNCES SHE'S

00:28

SUSPENDING HER

00:29

CAMPAIGN, BUT

00:30

DECLINING TO ENDORSE

00:31

THE FORMER PRESIDENT

00:32

NOW, THE BATTLE IS ON

00:32

FOR HER SUPPORTERS

00:33

>>> THE GOP UNITING

00:35

BEHIND MR. TRUMP

00:36

SENATE REPUBLICAN

00:37

LEADER MITCH McCONNELL

00:39

AFTER SAYING MR. TRUMP

00:40

WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR

00:41

THE JANUARY 6th ATTACK

00:43

TODAY ENDORSING HIM.

00:44

>>> THE CRACKDOWN IN

00:45

NEW YORK CITY.

00:46

THE GOVERNOR DEPLOYING

00:47

HUNDREDS OF NATIONAL

00:48

GUARDSMEN INTO THE

00:49

SUBWAYS AS TRANSIT

00:50

CRIME SURGES.

00:52

>>> IN PHILADELPHIA,

00:53

THE MASS SHOOTING NEAR

00:54

A TRANSIT BUS.

00:58

EIGHT TEENS SHOT

01:00

WHAT WE'RE LEARNING.

01:01

>>> IN THE MIDDLE

01:01

EAST, THE FIRST DEADLY

01:03

ATTACK LAUNCHED BY THE

01:04

IRAN-BACKED HOUTHIS IN

01:04

RESPONSE TO THE

01:05

ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR

01:06

>>> THE MASSIVE

01:07

CYBERATTACK CAUSING

01:08

CHAOS AT PHARMACIES

01:09

NATIONWIDE

01:10

PATIENTS BLOCKED FROM

01:10

GETTING THEIR

01:11

PRESCRIPTIONS.

01:12

>>> AND IS THIS THE

01:14

FUTURE OF AIR TRAVEL

01:15

THE TSA'S NEW

01:16

TECHNOLOGY THAT LETS

01:17

YOU SCREEN YOURSELF.

01:21

>> Announcer: THIS IS

01:22

"NBC NIGHTLY NEWS"

01:23

WITH LESTER HOLT

01:25

>>> GOOD EVENING

01:27

JUST BREAKING TONIGHT

01:28

IN NEW MEXICO, A

01:29

VERDICT IN THE

01:30

INVOLUNTARY

01:31

MANSLAUGHTER TRIAL OF

01:32

HANNAH GUTIERREZ-REED,

01:33

THE ARMORER WHO LOADED

01:34

ALEC BALDWIN'S GUN IN

01:36

THAT FATAL SHOOTING ON

01:37

THE "RUST" MOVIE SET

01:38

TONIGHT, THE JURY

01:39

DELIVERING A SPLIT

01:40

VERDICT JUST HOURS

01:41

AFTER GETTING THE

01:42

CASE, FINDING

01:44

GUTIERREZ-REED GUILTY

01:45

OF INVOLUNTARY

01:46

MANSLAUGHTER, BUT NOT

01:48

GUILTY OF TAMPERING

01:49

WITH EVIDENCE.

01:50

CINEMATOGRAPHER HALYNA

01:51

HUTCHINS WAS KILLED IN

01:52

THE INCIDENT, AND

01:53

ACTOR AND EXECUTIVE

01:56

PRODUCER, ALEC

01:57

BALDWIN, IS SET TO GO

01:58

TO TRIAL NEXT.

01:59

CHLOE MELAS HAS THE

02:00

LATEST

02:00

>> THE DEFENDANT

02:02

HANNAH GUTIERREZ-REED

02:02

GUILTY

02:03

>> Reporter: HANNAH

02:04

GUTIERREZ-REED STOIC

02:06

HER MOM EMOTIONAL AS

02:07

THE JURY FOUND HER

02:08

GUILTY OF INVOLUNTARY

02:09

MANSLAUGHTER AND NOT

02:09

GUILTY OF TAMPERING

02:10

WITH EVIDENCE.

02:12

THE JURY SPENT TWO

02:14

HOURS DELIBERATING

02:15

SHE NOW FACES UP TO 18

02:20

MONTHS IN PRISON

02:23

DURING THE NEARLY

02:23

TWO-WEEK CRIMINAL

02:24

TRIAL, WITNESSES

02:24

DESCRIBED A RECKLESS

02:25

ENVIRONMENT ON THE NEW

02:25

MEXICO FILM SET WITH

02:26

WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION

02:28

LEFT UNATTENDED.

02:29

>> THIS WAS A GAME OF

02:31

RUSSIAN ROULETTE

02:33

EVERY TIME AN ACTOR

02:34

HAD A GUN WITH

02:34

DUMMIES.

02:35

>> Reporter: AND

02:36

TESTIMONY FROM DAVE

02:39

HALLS, THE ASSISTANT

02:39

DIRECTOR, WHO HANDED

02:43

THE PROP GUN LOADED

02:43

WITH LIVE AMMUNITION

02:44

TO ACTOR ALEC BALDWIN.

02:44

BALDWIN FIRED THE GUN

02:45

KILLING

02:46

CINEMATOGRAPHER HALYNA

02:46

HUTCHINS

02:47

>> DID YOU SPEAK TO

02:48

MS. HUTCHINS WHEN YOU

02:49

APPROACHED HER

02:49

>> I DID.

02:50

>> WHAT DID YOU SAY?

02:51

>> ARE YOU ALL RIGHT

02:52

>> DID SHE RESPOND

02:55

>> YES, SHE SAID, I

02:56

CAN'T FEEL MY LEGS

02:59

>> Reporter: HALLS

03:00

TOOK A PLEA DEAL FOR

03:01

NEGLIGENT USE OF A

03:02

DEADLY WEAPON LAST

03:03

YEAR, BUT THE DEFENSE

03:05

ARGUING GUTIERREZ-REED

03:06

HAD TWO JOBS DURING

03:12

FILMING AS THE ARMORER

03:12

AND A PROPS ASSISTANT.

03:13

THE WORKPLACE SAFETY

03:14

INVESTIGATOR

03:14

TESTIFYING THAT SHE

03:15

WAS NOT GIVEN ENOUGH

03:16

TIME TO ENSURE SAFETY

03:16

PROTOCOLS WERE MET

03:19

>> THEY ADOPTED

03:20

FIREARMS SAFETY

03:23

POLICIES, BUT THEY

03:23

TOTALLY FAILED TO

03:24

ENFORCE THEM.

03:25

>> Reporter: IN

03:29

CLOSING ARGUMENTS,

03:29

DEFENSE ATTORNEY JASON

03:30

BOWLES DOUBLING DOWN

03:31

ON BLAMING ALEC

03:32

BALDWIN, WHO HAS

03:33

PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO

03:33

INVOLUNTARY

03:34

MANSLAUGHTER

03:35

>> WHAT CAUSED HER TO

03:36

PASS WAS MR. BALDWIN

03:38

GOING OFF SCRIPT AND

03:39

POINTING THE WEAPON.

03:40

MS. GUTIERREZ WASN'T

03:41

IN THE CHURCH.

03:42

SHE DIDN'T POINT THAT

03:42

WEAPON.

03:46

>> Reporter: BUT

03:49

PROSECUTOR CARRIE T.

03:49

MORRISSEY NO

03:51

BUYING THE ARGUMENT

03:52

DELIVERING BRUTAL AND

03:53

CONVINCING FINAL WORDS

03:54

TO THE JURY.

03:54

>> SHE WAS NEGLIGENT

03:55

SHE WAS CARELESS

03:56

SHE WAS THOUGHTLESS.

03:56

>> Reporter: CHLOE

03:57

MELAS, NBC NEWS, NEW

03:58

YORK

03:58

>>> LET'S TURN NOW TO

03:59

THE RACE FOR THE WHITE

03:59

HOUSE.

04:02

PRESIDENT BIDEN AND

04:03

FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP

04:04

EASILY DOMINATING

04:05

SUPER TUESDAY

04:06

UNOFFICIALLY SETTING

04:07

UP A NOVEMBER REMATCH.

04:08

WITH NIKKI HALEY

04:09

DROPPING OUT, THERE IS

04:10

A NEW BATTLE FOR HER

04:11

SUPPORTERS, ALL AS

04:11

MR. TRUMP IS CALLING

04:15

ON PRESIDENT BIDEN

04:15

TO DEBATE.

04:15

GARRETT HAAKE WITH THE

04:16

LATEST

04:17

>> Reporter: TONIGHT

04:19

THE REMATCH

04:21

THOUGH POLLS SHOW MOST

04:23

AMERICANS DON'T WANT

04:24

IT AFTER THEIR MASSIVE

04:25

WINS

04:29

PRESIDENT BIDEN AND

04:30

FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP

04:30

APPEAR SET FOR ANOTHER

04:34

FACE-OFF WITH NIKKI

04:35

HALEY NOW DROPPING OUT

04:36

OF THE RACE.

04:38

>> IN ALL LIKELIHOOD

04:38

DONALD TRUMP WILL BE

04:39

THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE

04:40

WHEN OUR PARTY

04:40

CONVENTION MEETS IN

04:41

JULY

04:41

I CONGRATULATE HIM AND

04:42

WISH HIM WELL.

04:42

>> Reporter: HALEY

04:43

THEN CHALLENGING HER

04:44

FORMER BOSS WHOM SHE

04:45

POINTEDLY DID NOT

04:45

ENDORSE.

04:46

>> IT IS NOW UP TO

04:47

DONALD TRUMP TO EARN

04:48

THE VOTES OF THOSE IN

04:49

OUR PARTY AND BEYOND

04:50

IT WHO DID NOT SUPPORT

04:51

HIM, AND I HOPE HE

04:52

DOES THAT.

04:53

>> Reporter: THE

04:53

BATTLE NOW ON FOR HER

04:54

BACKERS.

04:56

PRESIDENT BIDEN URGING

04:57

HALEY SUPPORTERS TO

04:58

JOIN HIM IN OPPOSING

04:59

MR. TRUMP WRITING, I

05:00

KNOW THERE'S A LOT WE

05:05

WON'T AGREE ON.

05:05

I HOPE AND BELIEVE WE

05:06

CAN FIND COMMON

05:07

GROUND

05:08

MR. TRUMP INVITING

05:08

HALEY'S SUPPORTERS TO

05:09

JOIN, QUOTE, THE

05:10

GREATEST MOVEMENT IN

05:10

THE HISTORY OF OUR

05:14

NATION WHILE BOASTING,

05:15

HALEY GOT TROUNCED

05:16

LAST NIGHT

05:16

>> THEY CALL IT SUPER

05:17

TUESDAY FOR A REASON

05:18

>> Reporter: THE

05:19

FORMER PRESIDENT

05:19

CARRYING 14 OF 15

05:20

STATES IN PLAY

05:21

OVERNIGHT, NBC NEWS

05:22

PROJECTS, SECURING

05:23

LANDSLIDE VICTORIES

05:24

FROM MAINE TO

05:25

MINNESOTA TO

05:26

CALIFORNIA WITH HALEY

05:27

WINNING ONLY VERMONT

05:28

ALLOWING MR. TRUMP TO

05:30

FOCUS FULLY ON

05:31

PRESIDENT BIDEN.

05:32

>> HE'S THE WORST

05:33

PRESIDENT IN THE

05:34

HISTORY OF OUR

05:34

COUNTRY.

05:36

THERE'S NEVER BEEN

05:37

ANYTHING LIKE WHAT'S

05:38

HAPPENING TO OUR

05:39

COUNTRY.

05:40

>> Reporter: MR. TRUMP

05:41

ALSO SECURING THE

05:42

ENDORSEMENT OF MITCH

05:42

McCONNELL, WHO HAD

05:43

SHARPLY CRITICIZED THE

05:44

FORMER PRESIDENT'S

05:45

CONDUCT AROUND JANUARY

05:46

6th AND WAS THE LAST

05:47

REMAINING MEMBER OF

05:48

REPUBLICAN

05:49

CONGRESSIONAL

05:50

LEADERSHIP NOT TO

05:51

SUPPORT HIS RETURN TO

05:52

THE WHITE HOUSE, BUT

05:53

TODAY McCONNELL

05:54

PRAISING TRUMP

05:55

WRITING, DURING HIS

05:56

PRESIDENCY, WE WORKED

05:57

TOGETHER TO ACCOMPLISH

05:58

GREAT THINGS FOR THE

05:59

AMERICAN PEOPLE.

06:00

DESPITE HER BIG

06:01

DEFEAT, HALEY DID

06:02

ATTRACT MORE THAN A

06:04

QUARTER OF THE VOTE IN

06:05

MANY PRIMARIES

06:06

TRUMP'S CHALLENGE,

06:07

HALEY VOTERS UNWILLING

06:08

TO SHIFT THEIR

06:08

SUPPORT.

06:09

>> THERE'S NO WAY I

06:10

WANT TRUMP IN OFFICE.

06:11

>> Reporter:

06:11

MEANWHILE, NBC NEWS

06:12

PROJECTING PRESIDENT

06:13

BIDEN WON NEARLY EVERY

06:14

DEMOCRATIC CONTEST

06:15

EXCEPT FOR A

06:16

SURPRISING LOSS IN THE

06:17

AMERICAN SAMOA CAUCUS.

06:19

RECENT POLLS SHOW

06:22

RECENT POLLS SHO

06:24

MR. TRUMP LEADING

06:24

MR. BIDEN IN A

06:25

HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCHUP

06:26

WITHIN THE MARGIN OF

06:26

ERROR.

06:27

NOW, THE TRUMP

06:28

CAMPAIGN WILL LOOK TO

06:28

SCALE UP AND SHIFT

06:29

FOCUS TOWARDS

06:29

NOVEMBER

06:30

>> THE PEOPLE

06:31

SHOULDN'T EXPECT A BIG

06:32

CHANGE IN TONE OR

06:32

STRATEGY FROM THE

06:33

CAMPAIGN OR THE

06:34

CANDIDATE.

06:35

>> WHY

06:35

IT'S WORKING

06:38

WHAT WE'VE CURRENTLY

06:39

DONE IS WORKING.

06:39

>> ALL RIGHT, GARRETT

06:41

JOINING ME NOW

06:41

GARRETT, THE FORMER

06:42

PRESIDENT NOW

06:43

CHALLENGING PRESIDENT

06:44

BIDEN TO DEBATES

06:44

>> Reporter: THAT'S

06:45

RIGHT, LESTER.

06:46

AFTER BOYCOTTING THE

06:47

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY

06:48

DEBATES, MR. TRUMP

06:49

SAYS HE'S NOW WILLING

06:50

TO DEBATE PRESIDENT

06:51

BIDEN, QUOTE, ANY

06:52

TIME, ANYWHERE, ANY

06:53

PLACE.

06:54

THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN

06:55

RESPONDING, NOT

06:56

COMMITTING TO DEBATES

06:57

YET SAYING THEY WILL

06:58

CONSIDER IT AT THE

06:59

APPROPRIATE TIME

07:00

LESTER

07:00

>> ALL RIGHT, GARRETT

07:01

HAAKE TONIGHT, THANK

07:02

YOU.

07:02

>>> BREAKING NEWS IN

07:04

ALABAMA WHERE A FINAL

07:04

BILL TO PROTECT IN

07:05

VITRO FERTILIZATION

07:06

HAS PASSED.

07:07

THIS COMES AFTER THE

07:08

STATE SUPREME COURT

07:09

RULED THAT FROZEN

07:10

EMBRYOS ARE CHILDREN

07:12

LAURA JARRETT WITH

07:13

LATE DETAILS NOW

07:15

>> Reporter: TONIGHT,

07:16

FERTILITY PATIENTS AND

07:17

DOCTORS IN ALABAMA

07:18

ANXIOUS TO SEE A NEW

07:20

BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

07:21

THAT'S MEANT TO SHIELD

07:21

CLINICS FROM COSTLY

07:22

LAWSUITS

07:23

UNDER THE NEW LAW,

07:24

FERTILITY CLINICS AND

07:26

COMPANIES WOULD NOT BE

07:27

CRIMINALLY RESPONSIBLE

07:28

IF AN EMBRYO IS

07:29

DESTROYED AND CIVIL

07:31

DAMAGES ARE NOW

07:32

LIMITED TO THE COST OF

07:33

ONE IVF CYCLE.