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HILLARY CLINTON, (D) U.S. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I'm taking it easy even under ordinary circumstances, but it turns out having a few days to myself was actually a gift. I talked with some old friends; I spent time with our very sweet dogs. I have to say it's great to be back on the campaign trail.


ELIZABETH MACDONALD, RISK & REWARD SHOW HOST: Hillary Clinton from to recovery. The mainstream media, well, they were ready giving her an easy time of it in a gift of easy softball questions.

This is Risk & Reward. I'm Elizabeth MacDonald, in for Deirdre Bolton.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Madame Secretary, welcome you back.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: So, that's something to look forward to.


CLINTON: No, I actually get a big kick out of it. I watched it a -- no, I watched it with, you know, a little bit of skepticism at first. But I liked the story line.


MACDONALD: Hillary Clinton back from Chappaqua after resting up from her collapse from pneumonia, holding her first campaign rally after three days of recuperating. The democrat presidential candidate even taking questions from the press. The press didn't show up to play ball. No questions about her `deplorables' comment. No questions about her computer guy pleading the fifth, and one guys not even testifying.

No questions about Colin Powell's withering e-mails about her or her questions or nothing. And nothing about Bill Clinton saying she is frequently sick to Charlie Rose's CBS.

Former GOP presidential candidate who has endorsed Donald Trump, we've got former Governor Mike Huckabee joining me now. What did you make of that press conference? It looks like the press was just again not asking the tough questions, Mike, Governor, sorry.

MIKE HUCKABEE, FORMER ARKANSAS GOVERNOR: Are you surprised? I know you're shocked, Elizabeth, just like me. Look, when they are talking to Hillary they are tossing her nerf balls to make sure nothing really hurts. When they toss something at Donald Trump, you know, it's a 6-pound or 10-pounds bowling ball.

This is amazing. And by the way, this is why the U.S. media has the lowest approval ratings in their history. People don't trust them. And it's stuff like this almost use a different word, it's stuff like this that causes people to just throw up their hands and say we can't trust the media because they're not fair, they're not unbiased and they don't play the game the same with everybody.

MACDONALD: I would love your reaction, Governor, to this. Here is a moment when Mrs. Clinton says she is America's president.


CLINTON: I'm determined to be a president for democrats, republicans and independents, for all Americans, to really roll up our sleeves, solve our problems and make positive differences in people's lives.


MACDONALD: I'm not sure if that's basically inoculates the 'deplorables' comments, right? And meantime, we've got a new CBS/New York Times poll showing that Donald Trump and Clinton are actually tied in a really tied race nationally at 42 percent each. And we've got the Quinnipiac poll showing it's a neck-and-neck race as well.

You know, the `deplorables' comment came right after President Obama called Americans lazy overseas. And we have the, you know, the Obama architect calling Americans stupid. I mean, what is going on here with the D.C. elites who get paid by taxpayers putting down Americans like that, Governor?

HUCKABEE: Well, I think it's one of the reasons Donald Trump is moving ahead of Hillary Clinton. Nobody likes a snob. Nobody likes an elitist who looks down their long nose at other people and who considers people like me part of the great unwashed of society that we would do better without because we are deplorable.

My gosh, we are irredeemable. There is nothing left to do with us other than to somehow put us out of the misery of those who are so extraordinarily educated and far more sophisticated than we ever hope to be.

And I hope Hillary stays on this message. I hope she continues to believe that she's winning votes by calling a lot of Americans deplorable and irredeemable because she is going to lose just like she did back in 2008.

MACDONALD: Yes, it looks like it's playing in the battlegrounds states where she needs to vote certainly the swing out states, right? Because the tossups there, Governor, as you pointed already there are 14 states where it's a tossup. A 175 electoral college votes.

I think you are on to something there. I want your reaction, though, to the Trump campaign releasing a letter from his doctor earlier today. It says Mr. Trump is in, quote, "excellent physical health. He's 6'3", coming in at 236 pounds. His cholesterol looks pretty good, 169, blood pressure pretty decent at 116/70. He had a colonoscopy back in 2013 and that came back normal."

He also discussed his medical records on the Dr. Oz show. Take a listen.


DONALD TRUMP, (R) U.S. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I think I could lose a little weight. I've always been a little bit this way. You know? I've always been -- that is probably a good swimmer, but I've always been this way.

I think that -- yes, if I had one thing, I'd like to lose weight. It's tough because of the way I live. But the one thing I would like to do is be able to drop 15 or 20 pounds, it would be good.


MACDONALD: Yes, it's tough being on the campaign trail, right Governor? You know, listen, his first debate is less than two weeks away.


MACDONALD: We've got eight days until the first voting. And, you know, less than two months to the election. I mean, do you think he's winning the case that he's healthier than Hillary Clinton?

HUCKABEE: Well, he looks pretty good to me. I think a lot of people half of his age would be delighted with the numbers that he presented to Dr. Oz.

And, Liz, I've been on the campaign trail with him. I've been out there where we would be up at 5 a.m. Now, while I'm -- you know, they are making an introduction, he's making a speech. While I'm waiting on him, he's doing wall-to-wall interviews. And this goes on all day long until midnight.

I mean, I came away saying, don't -- you know, I'm not going to give a medical evaluation because I'm not a doctor. But I've been on a lot of campaign trails and it requires an extraordinary level of stamina and he's got it. There is no down time for this guy.

And, you know, I don't doubt those numbers one iota having been around him on a campaign day. In fact, a repeated series of campaign days, unstoppable, it's just amazing.

MACDONALD: Yes. He eat a lot of cross nuts and cheese Danes it's tough. I think it's tough to be on the campaign trail.


HUCKABEE: All the good stuff.

MACDONALD: Yes, all the good stuff. I mean, good guy. Wouldn't we all like to lose some weight. I sure would. Anyway, you know, here's the next topic I want -- I want to get back to the `deplorables' comment.

It's mind boggling to keep bringing up the word `deplorables,' Governor. And it looks like Hillary Clinton is doubling down. I mean, you don't go insulting the voter. It's about, you know, going after your rival. I don't understand why she is going after the voters. Listen to this her latest interview.


CLINTON: I have said Donald Trump has run a deplorable campaign. His running mate Mike Pence...



CLINTON: ... wouldn't even call former KKK leader David Duke deplorable. He has incited violence and he has been more than willing to align himself with the so-called alt-right and every deplorable thing that they represent.


Elizabeth: So, Governor, you see what's happening now. Zero zooming in on just David Duke, but, Governor, she said half of those who back Trump are deplorable and also used the term "irredeemable," right?

HUCKABEE: Well, first of all, let's remember that both Donald Trump and Mike Pence have disavowed David Duke. Look, they didn't endorse David Duke. David Duke made some kind comments about Trump. You can't keep people from saying things about you. It doesn't mean the admiration is both ways. It's absurd to Hillary's going out there.

Let me tell you something. Back in the 50s, when people made this level, this absurd ridiculous level of guilt by association, you know what we called it in the 50s? We called it McCarthyism. And we repudiated it. We found it disgusting.

I'm hoping that a lot of American voters will realize that by putting guilt by association, the old-fashioned McCarthyism is exactly what Hillary is doing, and it's disgusting and it's revolting. What Hillary did is called half of Trump supporters deplorable. And she didn't say if which half.

But the fact is that there are a lot of us who would proudly wear the label deplorable if what she's talking to are people who believe in some old- fashioned American values that apparently she once believed but now has abandoned it.

MACDONALD: All right. You know, this is important, Governor. I do want your final point about the Clinton Foundation. Because Donna Brazile is out there saying, you know what, yes, there are people that we -- that at the Clinton Foundation who did get appointments at the State Department.

I mean, it's sort of like you admit it and then it goes away, really? Final -- final point.

HUCKABEE: Well, she at least admitted to the course they get the appointments. Question is, would Joe blow, somebody who has never been heard of get that appointment without a major contribution? You can bet your sweet `beepy' there is no way this on this earth that would ever happen.


HUCKABEE: And I think it just goes to the fact that the Clintons have clearly played a game in which if you pay, they play.

MACDONALD: And I think we need an FBN translator on whatever a `beepy' is. What is a `beepy'?

HUCKABEE: It's an old term.



HUCKABEE: A `beepy' will back from Latvian.

MACDONALD: You'll come back in the show and tell us what -- OK, there you go.

HUCKABEE: That's where your sweet `beepy' will go.

MACDONALD: Laughing while you're dating yourself. You can date whoever you want. I'm kidding, Governor. Thank you, Governor Mike Huckabee.


HUCKABEE: I'm dated already.

MACDONALD: There you go.

HUCKABEE: Take care.

MACDONALD: Thank you. Turning to more tightening polls. We've got a brutal -- it's pretty tough for the Clinton campaign to see this new batch of polls. It shows Donald Trump winning against Hillary Clinton in several key swing states.

Just look at this, in Ohio, we've got CNN poll showing Donald Trump, he has at 5 percentage point lead 46 to 41. Florida, he's up by 3 percentage point. Let's show the Monmouth poll, we've got in Nevada Clinton is down by 2 points. That is still a pretty right race. Trump is there -- up there by 2 percentage point -- points there.

To our political panel we've got the former deputy campaign director for George H.W. Bush -- viewer just can't be there (Inaudible).


MACDONALD: Who knows that's something. H.W.


MACDONALD: And we've got democrat strategist Danielle McLaughlin. What do you make of the results here, Danielle?

DANIELLE MCLAUGHLIN, DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST: I need we look -- we need to look at the trends. And the trends show that certainly she's had a tough couple of weeks. She was off the campaign trail in -- she was off the campaign in August. She just had this pretty terrible things the basket of `deplorables' and of course the illness.

So, I think, yes, not a good week and we're starting to see particular -- we think the polling reflecting what's happening on the campaign. I think trend-wise she is doing pretty well and she is putting states in play that no democrat has done in a really long time.

MACDONALD: You know, but Hillary is still saying, you know, the Trump campaign is not a serious campaign. You just can't -- it's not serious. He's not a serious candidate, Mark.

SERRANO: That's not working at all. Look, if we go back to August 1, OK, six -- what a different six weeks make. Back in August 1, this campaign was in the White House taking measurements where they would install her chairlift up to the master staircase, OK?

They were so confident they were going to win this race, they were smug by it, totally overconfident. Now today, we got polls like this to show there is a trend line. The trend is what you look for. These polls right now are more credible because most of them are polling likely voters, not just registered voters.

MACDONALD: Yes, and Danielle, here's you know, Hillary Clinton just said at press conference before saying she wants to unite the country.


MACDONALD: I mean, but President Obama has been pretty divisive, right? Calling Americans overseas, you know, just constant division. The country has never been this divided. With Donald Trump it seems that he's saying is, listen, jobs aren't great. Average income growth in the swing states down, you know, to where it was in 2008 levels. You're talking, you know, Nevada, North Carolina, and Florida.


MCLAUGHLIN: A couple of things.

MACDONALD: Weak economic growth.

MCLAUGHLIN: Sure. A couple of things. President Obama's has great approval ratings we've seen come out this week, so as we're seeing the sort of sunset of his campaign -- excuse me, the sunset of his presidency, he has - - he's been a good president to many Americans.


MACDONALD: Yes, but how does that explain Donald Trump coming on strong?

MCLAUGHLIN: When you're -- when you're not the incumbent, when you're not the incumbent party of course you come out and you say America isn't great. We got a terrible economy.


SERRANO: But it's not. It's not.

MACDONALD: Go ahead, Mark.

SERRANO: It's truthful. Look.

MCLAUGHLIN: Look at the result.

SERRANO: President Obama, no matter what he says, OK, the results, the income the people are taking home. It went up in 2015. But what did it do between 2007 and 2014? It was down four -- the median income was down $4,000 per household. It's the working class in this country who are still suffering and he's looking past it.

And that's why Hillary Clinton who comes off as this sickly grandmother cannot possibly relate to these people across the country.

MACDONALD: Yes. And Danielle, you know, I mean, some are out there are saying, listen, President Obama inherited a recession including the...


MCLAUGHLIN: Which he did.

MACDONALD: Hang on. Reagan, though, inherited, you know, there was a bad recession in the Carter era and two terrible recessions, a major banking collapse. Citi Groups collapsed, you know, for the first of three banking collapses. But Reagan, I mean, economic growth really popped under Ronald Reagan. We haven't seen that.

And by the way, incomes still went down. Incomes are going -- you know, the growth was there in the GHW, 3 percent. You know, it still flat lining and the income is going down.

MCLAUGHLIN: Well, to your point, Liz about Reagan. What Reagan did was cut taxes. And we all know that that is obviously something that is economic stimulator but the problem is you created a deficit. And that deficit is going on and on, and soon it's been built under Obama, but that's certainly something that happened.

You know, both of these candidates...


MCLAUGHLIN: I mean, we don't have a lot of time, but, you know, they both want to build an economy and create jobs.


MACDONALD: Final words, five seconds.

SERRANO: One candidate wants tax cuts, the other one doesn't. One candidate wants to reduce regulation, the other one is doesn't. That's all you need to know.

MACDONALD: Ok. Thank you, Mark Serrano and Danielle McLaughlin.

A major recall announcement from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. They said you should immediately stop using and powered down Galaxy Note 7 devices purchased before September 15, 2016 due to really bad fire and burn hazards. Listen.


ELLIOT F. KAYE, U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN: Because this product presents such a serious fire hazard, I'm urging all consumers, all consumers to take advantage of this recall right away.


MACDONALD: All right. You are advised to contact the place you bought this Samsung Note 7 device for a refund or replace -- replacement. Watch out. We have already seen two cars totaled, a house burned and a boy burned in Brooklyn from this device. It could -- it looks like the Note 7 is behind that. The battery exploding. Watch out.

Donald Trump planning to slash taxes to promote growth. One of Trump economic advisors is going to tell me what, where are the cuts. Where is he seeing this tax rate going down? That's next. You don't want to miss this.


MACDONALD: Donald Trump speaking at the economic club of New York today laying out his tax plan for economic growth. It would collapse the current 7 tax brackets, that's his plan, down to just 3. Watch this.

Those with less than $75,000 in taxable income, look at that, you are goingto pay just 12 percent. You got more than 75k, but less than 225k, you 25 percent. More than 225,000 would pay 33 percent.

We've got Trump economic advisor Peter Navarro with me. So, you worked with Mr. Trump on this plan, you looked at that lower bracket, are you going to have anything that would made people -- would everybody in that bottom bracket have to pay taxes because a lot of them are not?

PETER NAVARRO, DONALD TRUMP ECONOMIC ADVISER: Everybody -- everybody wins here. The folks on the lower ends of this income stream basically are removed from the rolls to simplify their lives. What needs -- Trump is going to try to do is get them a job at a good wage. And the whole plan is basically targeted at lower and middle class families. And it's a great plan.

But, you know, the story today was much more about the tax plan. It was a comprehensive plan, a mission is to raise our growth rate from the stagnant 2 percent we've been stuck back to the historic moment of 3.5 percent. One and a half percent increase will basically get this millions of jobs, trillions of dollars in tax revenue.

And the plan itself works synergistically, such as taxes. But it's trade, its energy and regulation. And so, like the tax and trade thing is really interesting. Because if we cut the corporate tax, that allows to us bring back some of our factories here on domestic soil.

MACDONALD: And that's the point, right.

NAVARRO: That's the point.

MACDONALD: I mean, because I think what the Trump campaign recognizes, and even John F. Kennedy recognized. The high-paying jobs are in manufacturing, right?

NAVARRO: That is correct.

MACDONALD: And right now. And right now, isn't the government showing that we're just -- that be you're a labor statistic is showing that, you know, we have these low wage retail jobs. Not to disparage them. It just to make enough money. Restaurants, retail, health services, right?

NAVARRO: Yes, sure. Yes. I mean, it's like a -- it's a little off season now for but -- it's like ski slope what's been happening. We used to be well above 20 percent manufacturing as a percentage of our labor force, and it's down to 8. In Germany, it's still 20. In Japan, it's like 17. It's like this idea that we can't grow fast anymore or that we have to just be a service sector economy. That's Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama, that's not where we're going.

What Trump did today was beautiful in that room. It's a plan to grow and make everybody in this country prosper.

MACDONALD: Yes, back to 4 percent which the country used to be at. Peter Navarro, Trump economic advisor, I really appreciate your time, sir.

We've got breaking news. Police shutting down 33nd street between 6th and 2nd Avenue in Manhattan outside of Penn station, that's a major train station here in New York City. What they are saying was the chase of a suspect holding and wielding a meat cleaver.

One or two police officers also were reportedly shot. Now this is a developing story. The information is coming in fast. It's a very fluid situation. We will bring you the latest developments as they come in.

We've a pastor interrupting Donald Trump to stop Donald Trump from attacking Hillary Clinton from the pulpit, from the church.


TRUMP: Everything she touched didn't work out. Nothing. Now, Hillary Clinton...


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Mr. Trump, I invited you here to thank us to...



UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: ... not to give us political speech.

TRUMP: OK. That's good. And I'm going to go back on that. OK.


MACDONALD: Now some from the Trump campaign including Trump himself is saying it was a setup. Does former Florida Congressman Allen West does he agree? Find out after this. Don't go away.



TRUMP: Everything she touched didn't work out. Nothing. Now, Hillary Clinton...


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Mr. Trump, I invited you here to thank us to...



UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: ... not to give us political speech.

TRUMP: OK. That's good. And I'm going to go back on that. OK.



MACDONALD: The pastor interrupting Donald Trump to stop him from attacking Hilalry Clinton in Flint, Michigan, but some, including Donald Trump himself are saying it was a set up. Take a listen.


TRUMP: So, she have that in mind. There is no question about it.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Does it bother you? Does it bother you. You see...


TRUMP: No, it doesn't bother me. No, I mean, everyone plays their game. It doesn't bother me. I'll tell you what really made me feel good. The audience was saying, "Let him speak, let him speak."


TRUMP: The audience was so great. And these are mostly African-American people, phenomenal people and they want to see change.


MACDONALD: Joining me now, former Florida Congressman, Colonel Allen West. Colonel, first before I get to the questions about the setup, you know, Donald Trump has been showing discipline on the campaign trail. But he also said on that same interview with Fox and Friends that she was so nervous, she was like a nervous mess. I mean, why attack the pastor personally?

ALLEN WEST, FORMER FLORIDA CONGRESSMAN: Well, I think that's what happening -- it's good to be with you, Elizabeth. Sometimes when you once again kind of get off the script and you don't get your thoughts put together very well. The thing is that whether it was a set up or not it is that pastor who was the one who came out on the short end of the stick.

And Donald Trump who was there to reach out to that community. What he has really done is he has pope the harshness nest (Ph) because there is a little dirty secret that is going on in the black community. Where you have had the Democrat party that is that is the party that has destroyed the black family since the policies of the great society of Lyndon Johnson.

The unemployment, the lack of good quality education. We have Barack Obama who cancels the D.C. school voucher program. We know that we don't have the good quality small business opportunities and entrepreneurship that we should have. And you have black ministers and other quote, unquote, "black leaders" that do not want to have that story to get out.

They got John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, they can go to many of these black churches and they can speak freely.

MACDONALD: All right. We also -- I want your response to this, your reaction to this. We reported last night one of the only shows that really showed all of the leaked e-mails that Colin Powell -- where Colin Powell was basically attacking and criticizing a lot of people and really went after Donald Trump.

He called, Colin Powell called Donald Trump a national disgrace and an international pariah in one those hacked e-mails. Trump tweeted, quote, "I was never a fan of Colin Powell after his weak understanding of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, equal in disaster. We could do much better"

And there is this. "Obama is about to destroy the military to the sequester. Middle East is a mess. Yet Colin Powell still endorses Barack Obama. I wonder why?"

Colonel, what do you make of those tweets right there?

WEST: Well, I will tell you that I think Donald Trump is correct. When you have someone such as General Powell who was a past mentor of mine, he used to be the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He should be very concerned about what is happening with the military under Barack Obama.

The fact that we have this smallest army since 12939, small marine corps since World War I, the smallest navy since 1917, and the oldest and smallest of combats aircraft since we created the modern United States Air Force.

So, for Colin Powell who has back supported and endorses and voted for Barack Obama in 2008, 2012, to call someone a national disgrace. When he has an individual that he still supports who abandoned Americans who died in a combat zone called Benghazi and then lied about it. I think that's a national disgrace.

MACDONALD: All right. Let's turn to the Iraq war. Donald trump was against the Iraq war a few months since he started due to the cause and direction of the Iraq war who was against then.

Now Hillary Clinton admitting she made a mistake voting to go into Iraq. Do you think that's little too late there.

WEST: Well, of course it is. And you've seen people playing political games. Look, let's go back Madeleine Albright, John Kerry, and Bill Clinton, there are many of people that were on the left side of the aisle that voted and supported the action that was taken back in 2003 that sent men and women to include myself into the Iraqi combat zone of operations.

But what you've seen happen is what will go down as the greatest foreign policy foolish mistake ever to completely withdraw all of our combat capability and forces out of Iraq and created vacuum.

MACDONALD: All right. We lost the feed there. That was Colonel Allen West. We thank him for his time.

Next up, we're going to bring you the very latest on the reported attack on members of the NYPD down at Penn station. Again, the situation is very fluid. We will bring you the latest details as they come in.

Next up, to Hillary Clinton's 'deplorables' comment may have back fire. It looks like it really did back fire. trump supporters are now using it as a rallying cry across the country. Some democrat officials are questioning that use of the term 'deplorables' as well.

We've got a couple of women who started the trend for the 'deplorables' t- shirts. Staff who claims 'deplorables,' Kathy Potts and Becky Love is joining me next. Don't go away.