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DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Paul Ryan is a good guy, actually -- no, he is a good guy. So Mike calls me and he said yesterday, and he said, would you mind if I endorsed? You like him, yes, go ahead and do it, 100 percent, and he endorsed him.

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VAN SUSTEREN: The "On The Record" Political Panel is here from the "Washington Post" Aaron Blake and from the "Boston Globe" Matt Viser. Matt, how can you make a strange bed fellows and they can keep switching beds, too.

MATT VISER, BOSTON'S GLOBE: Yeah, I mean it's hard to overstate how big a moment it would be if Paul Ryan did rescind his endorsement. And he is the top Republican. It will be the equivalent of President Obama that stops that Hillary Clinton. And you know it would be a big moment. I don't know that it's going to happen. Paul Ryan is still sort of a party soldier, but it indicates where we are that we're even talking about the possibility.

VAN SUSTEREN: And.

AARON BLAKE, THE WASHINGTON POST: I agree. I hope that it would never happen. I think this was something of a power play by Trump. He is forcing the issue, he is basically sending a message to Paul Ryan saying, you know your primary opponent, this guy says a lot nicer things about me than you do, maybe you should do that. He didn't proactively make this declaration. He was asked about it in an interview with the "Washington Post." So I don't, this is something he sawed out but it open the course of his answer, he made clear that he had the one that send a little signal to Paul Ryan.

Paul Ryan will occasionally jump in and say something about what Donald Trump has done, and kind of be the conscience of the Republican Party establishment and also saying that he is supporting Donald Trump. But I think Trump knows that he is not going to unendorsed Donald Trump, unless this race looks totally unwinnable. Which, by the way in recent poll that started to look that way?

VAN SUSTEREN: I don't think Trump cares. Unless, I think Trump has, you know, he is so bold, and he is so certain, and Wisconsin didn't like him anyway, they went for Cruz. So it is not like, like he really cares that much. I don't think -- the only problem I think for Trump is if it started a domino effect, it is sort of, if Paul Ryan did not meant that everybody else could, too. That's I think is the only danger to him.

VISER: And then -- I mean, sort of this scatter shot that Trump had, he is also going after John McCain and Kelly Ayotte, I think that Trump, it really gets under his skin when he feels like he is been insulted. And all three of those people, he felt insulted by then. And I don't think he had it in me to sort of show restraint, which people in the party want him to do, of course, the party unity, but I think he can do that.

VAN SUSTEREN: I am not sure that voters care about what the politicians think about each other. I mean, look at the numbers that Trump is drawing to this huge numbers, he is drawing to his rally. They are the ones who actually, they vote. I mean, so what difference does it make, except for the fact that the polls seem to indicate that he has a problem, but his rallies thinks, suggesting he doesn't.

BLAKE: Right and I think Donald Trump certainly does not think that he his endorsement matters. He won in the primaries without them, and kind of the running concedes of his campaign and that what worked in the primaries will also work in the general election. I don't think that is a very sound strategy. But I think that is what he believes. I think that after he made this comment, certain members of his campaign, like, you know, Pence stepped forward and didn't endorse Paul Ryan. Paul Manafort basically said Trump does kind a support Paul Ryan and will work with them. They try to kind a smooth this over. They did this, it wasn't something that was planned, but I think this is kind of a good example of Trump not really feeling like he has to play by the normal rules from the politicians.

VAN SUSTEREN: I think it behooves sort of stepped out not just to pay attention to the crowds cheering for him. Sort of take a more global look at this whole race, but anyway that is just me.

Anyway, thank you both.

Donald Trump getting a big bounce coming out of that Republican National Convention, but since then that bounce his lead has been slipping away. Can Trump get back on track? If so, what is the trick? Former Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush, Karl Rove goes "On The Record", nice to see you, Karl.

KARL ROVE, FORMER SENIOR ADVISOR TO PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: Thanks, Greta, nice to see you.

VAN SUSTEREN: Two part question, can Donald Trump get back on track and second is, will he do that?

ROVE: Well, the answer to the first is yes, he can. And the answer to the second is, we don't know. Let's take a look at the last couple weeks, literally starting the day after his convention, and what you see there, is a series of self-inflicted wounds. He is not focused on the big issues. He is focused on everything from the morning after his own convention attacking Ted Cruz too, you know picking a fight with a very popular Republicans in New Hampshire, and Arizona, and Wisconsin.

So, look, I wrote this in my column this morning. And that strikes me that there are three things at play here. First of all, there's nobody in that campaign who has a plan for what Donald Trump is supposed to say and when he is going to say it, starting with the candidate himself. That is why we ended up, you know on the same day that the governor put out, lousy GDP numbers for the second quarter, Donald Trump is talking about how a gold star family, you know, has viciously attacked him.

On the morning -- on the afternoon after Hillary Clinton has an interview with Chris Wallace in which she lies about her e-mail server, makes misstatements about Benghazi, gets in trouble on guns, and gives him an opening on the economy that you could drive a Mac truck through. What does he spend the afternoon and evening talking about? About how the debates are scheduled the same nights as football games and why the fire marshals in Colorado Springs and Columbus treated him unfairly by limiting the number of people that he could stuff in this computer rooms.

VAN SUSTEREN: But he is -- what I know, I mean, I see his rallies and they're big, and I wonder like and I see the poll numbers, and he is slipping in the polls, but I wonder how many people receive a phone call from some stranger and say we're going to vote for, and everybody, you know - I don't want to say it, but we are going to vote the guy who uses bad language? So they something else, I mean, I'm not sure how accurate these polls are? I mean, I guess that during the primary they give us some indication, but I mean, how many people are, you know, when they go behind that closed curtain, are they going to vote for Trump?

ROVE: Yeah, well, look what you are suggesting, and it look, I'm not saying it's not worth considering this, but you're assuming that first of all, the polls are not reliable, all of them. And second of all, that a better test of this is, the size of the crowds he gets at his rallies, which are big and enthusiastic but I would remind you in the closing days, in the 1984 Presidential campaign, Walter Mondale was drawing large and enthusiastic rallies, as he went on to narrowly win one state.

When George McGovern was in the final stages, in the 1972 campaign against Richard Nixon, the crowds were unbelievably large and enthusiastic. In 1996, Bob Dole was actually drawing good crowds as he came down the closing stretch, but none of that mattered. None of that mattered at the end of the day. There's a difference between, who shows up at a rally and who turns out to vote. And right today I wouldn't be betting that all of those polls showing -- I wouldn't bet the Fox News poll is wrong that says he is ten points down. I wouldn't bet that in the NBC poll that has a nine down is wrong.

VAN SUSTEREN: Maybe some people show, because they want to see the celebrity, but may not want him for president, but sort of the enthusiasm in fact. Because he is some sort of a unique candidate.

ROVE: Yeah. In 1896, 75,000 people showed up in the Boston common to see William Jennings Bryan, when he appeared in Boston and he got 25 percent of the vote in Massachusetts that year.

VAN SUSTEREN: And only Karl Rove would know that fact.

ROVE: Or anyone who read "The Triumph of William McKinley" by Karl Rove would know that.

VAN SUSTEREN: Probably and we should all read that book. Anyway, Karl, thank you.

ROVE: Thank you, Greta.

VAN SUSTEREN: And a serial killer on the loose and police fear he or she may strike again. That is next.

Plus next, "On The Record" Griff Jenkins has the next part of our extremely popular "The Deciders" series. One business owner is saying both Trump and Clinton are wrong on one major topic. What's the topic? Find out, coming up.

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VAN SUSTEREN: Get ready to speed read the news. A massive mob, bustle on the East Coast of the multi-state raid nabbing 46 alleged mob figures. The men are all part of the notorious crime families, believed to be a part of the East Coast infamous La Cosa Nostra Enterprise. Direct Attorney indictment charges crime on them from extortion, arson, gambling and even firearms trafficking. The charges coming as a result of a multi-year investigation, and here is the real key, a mobster turned informant.

And happy birthday! Mr. President. President Obama turning 55 years old today. First lady Michelle Obama posting this picture, the camera 55 years young and that smile still gets me every single day. Happy birthday Barack, I love you. No word whether the fitness enthusiast, First Lady will let him eat cake tonight.

And Vice-President Biden posting this photo of friendship bracelet. The captions "Happy 55th Barack, a brother to me, a best friend forever."

And rubber ducky taking over the Chicago River, 60,000 rubber ducks racing to the finish line, and it is all for earthquake cause. The Windy City Ducky Derby benefits the Special Olympics Illinois. People could be a duck, a ducky for $5 with a chance to win prizes. Last year the event made more than $400,000, and that is tonight's speed read.

And breaking right now a serial killer in Phoenix, Arizona, police is now saying please say they have linked a new shooting to a serial killer who believe who had so far murdered seven people. Fox Phoenix Reporter Andrew Hasbun is live in Phoenix, Andrew?

ANDRE HASBUN, FOX PHOENIX REPORTER: Good evening, Greta. We are outside Phoenix police headquarters were officers tell us this is still a top priority and will remain a top priority until the suspected serial shooter is off the street. The latest shooting they've been able to tie to this string of shootings happened back at July 11th at night in an area of Phoenix on the east side of town. That is important to mention, because most of this shootings have been consolidated in the west side of Phoenix. Of the nine shootings, seven have happened on the west side, and now two, including this one, that had happened on the east side of town.

A 21-year-old man and 4-year-old boy were driving in a residential neighborhood when they were fired upon in the evening hours of July 11. They were not hurt thankfully, but the same cannot be said for some of the other victims in this case. So far seven people have been killed by this suspected serial shooter. And the number others have been injured. But seven had been killed, luckily in this case, no injuries.

Police are not being very detailed about how they're able to tie all these cases together, but they have been able to put out a sketch, of a possible suspect. They say he is a lanky man in his 20s, but that is really all the information they have been able to release about the possible suspect although after this latest case was revealed just yesterday, we now know a better description of a vehicle that could belong to this suspected serial shooter. Police say he has access to a number of vehicles, possibly a Lincoln or a Cadillac but the best description that they have been able to get from witnesses is a black 1990s or early 2000, 5 series BMW. So people in Phoenix are on a look out for that car tonight, Greta. All also we should mention that the reward for this case is now been up to $50,000.

Back to you.

VAN SUSTEREN: Andrew, thank you.

And our extremely popular series "The Deciders" is back. Now we send Griff to a manufacturer making everything, right here in America. Who are the workers voting for? Well, that is next.

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VAN SUSTEREN: And time now for the next part of our extremely popular decider series. This time "On The Record" Griff Jenkins, at a steel manufacturer in Baltimore, Maryland. All its parts are made right here in America. And the owner and CEO have a message for both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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GRIFF JENKINS, FOX NEWS PRODUCER: Do you see that flag?

DREW GREENBLATT, MARLIN STEEL A MANUFACTURING COMPANY OWNER AND CEO: There's a shipping clerk in China that is going to open up this box.

JENKINS: This is Drew Greenblatt, owner and CEO of Marlin Steel a manufacturing company right here in the United States, and he is fired up.

GREENBLATT: It's critical that we have good policies so we can grow our company and grow our nation.

JENKINS: Drew gave me an exclusive look at his manufacturing plant in Baltimore, Maryland, where everything and he means everything, is made in America.

GREENBLATT: This machine is made in America. And what you're watching is steel that is made in a Newport plant in Indiana. So it's an American robot made in Connecticut, and its American steel. And this component used to be made in China, but because of the investment in our technology, because of our wonderful talent here at Maryland, we've been able to make this part here in America. And we're really proud of that.

JENKINS: On the factory floor, what I saw was true, gritty, and unrelenting American manufacturing hard at work. And almost everything that we were making was ready to be shipped overseas.

What are we watching here? What is this thing doing?

GREENBLATT: So this machine right here was made in Chicago. And what it does is it bends wire. It's bending 400 feet per minute. And right now it's teamed up with another robot that was made in Japan. They work together and they bend all the wire. And we're going to ship this. This box is going to be going to Mexico. But this machine also makes parts for Ireland, Singapore, Taiwan, and my favorite. We ship to China with this machine.

JENKINS: In 2015 alone, the United States exported more than $1.5 trillion of goods, thanks to companies like Marlin steel. But there's a flip side to the story. And that is the massive $745 billion trade deficit. Meaning the U.S. Economy buys way more stuff from other countries than it sells them. And that is why both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are ripping potential free trade agreements, something that Greenblatt is not happy about.

GREENBLATT: Bottom line is Trump and Clinton is misinformed. Right now, they're preaching a populist message that is inaccurate. If you want to grow jobs, if you want to grow our country, if you want to get us out of this recession, we need more clients, we need new markets. We have to sell into Japan.

JENKINS: And that is why this election year, this decider is completely undecided.

GREENBLATT: Right now America only has 4 percent of the world's population. We need to export like crazy. That is how we're going to grow and that is how we're going to hire unemployed steel workers.

JENKINS: But while the boss is undecided, I did run into one worker who has made up his mind. He was willing to go on camera.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think I've decided I'm going to vote for Donald Trump.

JENKINS: Ok. Why Trump?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't like Hillary. I didn't like her husband. I don't think, I think she is liar. I just -- I never liked her.

JENKINS: In Baltimore, Maryland, where they're still making things here in America, for "On The Record," I'm Griff Jenkins.

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VAN SUSTEREN: And coming up, should you be worrying about all of this workout? I'll explain, off the record.

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VAN SUSTEREN: Let's all go off-the-record. You have heard me say this before. This year's presidential race is wild. And that is an actually a polite way to describe it. Donald Trump trash talked Secretary Hillary Clinton, said she is a crooked liar. Secretary Clinton, she fires right back with trash talk saying Trump is temperamentally unfit, maybe he is unhinged. And don't let him near the nuclear codes or else, right? That is what she said.

But when you hear this stuff, don't you wonder, what are the nation's children thinking? Trust me, and I understand your skepticism. But this political insanity, this cesspool, it will end. We got to wait till November 8th. That is when the losing candidate will no doubt call the winner and in a bizarre transformation of personality, graciously congratulates the winner. And the winner will graciously accept.

Meanwhile, you and I think, now they are nice to each other? What happened? Just minutes before, they were at each other's throats, six straight months of nothing but rotten insults, yeah. Even with a concession call, the nation will still have bruises. But the nation will get through it, we always do.

And then come January 2017, one man or one woman will take the oath and be loaned, only loaned, power. And people don't feel power, we only loan it. I agree. We are drowning in a political cesspool. But I have great faith it in all of us. We will get thru it, we always do. And that is my "off the record" comment tonight.

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