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The Brody File: Empire State of Mind - June 23, 2016

This week on the Brody File we’re heading to New York City where GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump met with nine-hundred evangelical leaders. The Brody File was one of a few journalists allowed inside that meeting. Watch our comprehensive ... Read Transcript


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David: AND WELCOME,

EVERYBODY, TO ANOTHER

EDITION OF "THE BRODY

FILE."

LOOK WHERE WE ARE, IT'S

ARKANSAS -- NO, IT'S NOT

ARKANSAS.

IT IS SOMETIME TIMES SQUARE.

IT'S NEW YORK.

ANYHOW, WE'RE HERE, OF

COURSE, BECAUSE DONALD

TRUMP MET WITH

EVANGELICALS, A PRIVATE,

CLOSED-DOOR MEETING,

ACCEPT THAT "THE BRODY

FILE" WAS INSIDE.

NO CAMERAS, BUT I ACTUALLY

WAS INSIDE.

LET'S GO TO MY REPORT FROM

INSIDE THE TRUMP

EVANGELICAL MEETING.

BOY WAS IT A BIGGIE.

TIMES SQUARE ALWAYS

HUSTLES AND BUSTLES, BUT

BLOCKS AWAY, THE MARIOTT

HOTEL BUZZED WITH ACTIVITY

OF ANOTHER KIND: A PRIVATE

MEETING BETWEEN DONALD

TRUMP AND EVANGELICAL

LEADERS.

IT WAS A PRIVATE EVENT,

BUT CBN NEWS WAS PERMITTED

INSIDE TO OBSERVE.

FROM MEGA CHURCH PASTORS

TO LONG TIME STALLWARTS,

THEY HEARD TRUMP SPEAK OUT

ABOUT DEFENDING RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY, INCLUDING HIS

DESIRE TO GET RID OF

I.R.S. RESTRICTIONS.

HE SAID A REPEAL MAY BE,

QUOTE,"MY BIGGEST

CONTRIBUTION TO

CHRISTIANITY."

IN THAT ROOM, AMONG THE

900 EVANGELICAL LEADER

IT'S ORSO, THERE WERE QUITE A FEW

WHO WERE NOT FOR TRUMP

GOING INTO THE MEETING.

AFTER THE MEETING, THE

MINDS ARE CHANGING.

THE BALL HAS MOVED

FORWARD A LITTLE BIT.

AND I APPRECIATE

MR. TRUMP'S WILLINGNESS TO

REACH OUT TO THE

EVANGELICAL COMMUNITY.

AFTER HEARING HIM TODAY, I

WILL PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER

IT AS A POSSIBILITY IN

LIGHT OF THE ALTERNATIVE.

David: THAT

ALTERNATIVE IS HILLARY

CLINTON.

TRUMP MADE CLEAR HIS

SUPREME COURT PICKS WOULD

MAKE THEM PROUD, UNLIKE

WHAT CLINTON MIGHT BRING

TO THE TABLE.

AND TRUMP TALKED ABOUT HOW

EVANGELICALS NEED TO BAND

TOGETHER BECAUSE THEIR

RIGHTS AND VALUES ARE

UNDER ATTACK.

WHAT PLEASED SOME

ATTENDEES WAS THAT TRUMP

DIDN'T APPEAR TO MAKE ANY

MAJOR MISTAKES OR GIVE

REASON FOR PAUSE.

I CAN'T REMEMBER ANY

TIME DURING THE SEVERAL

HOURS THIS MORNING THAT

HIS ANSWERS DISAPPOINTED

OR THERE WAS CHAGRIN ABOUT

IT.

David: TRUMP'S

SENIOR ADVISOR ALSO SPOKE

WITH CBN NEWS.

HE DID SOMETHING THAT

MOST REPUBLICAN NOMINEES

REFUSED TO DO IN THE PAST,

WHICH IS WALK INTO THIS

ROOM, SIT DOWN, AND TAKE

THEIR QUESTIONS AND

INTERACT IN A VERY BIG

WAY.

David: WITH SOME

EVANGELICALS STILL WEARY,

THE BRASH OUTSIDER WILL

NEED MORE OUTREACH, BUT

FOR NOW IT SEEMS TO BE

WORKING.

TODAY'S MEETING MAY

VERY WELL BE A TIPPING

POINT.

David: SAMMY

RODRIGUEZ SAYS HE KNOWS

PLENTY OF PASTORS WHO WERE

SKEPTICAL BEFORE THE

MEETING, BUT INSIDE

SOMETHING CHANGED.

AFTER HEARING HIS

COMMITMENT, HIS VERY

WELL-DEFINED, ARTICULATED

COMMITMENT TO RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY AND LIFE, THE

SUPREME COURT ESPECIALLY,

I THINK YOU SAW A NUMBER

OF PASTORS WALKING OUT

SAYING, THAT'S WHAT I

NEEDED TO HEAR.

David: AND THAT'S

WHAT THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN

NEEDED TO HEAR AFTER A

ROUGH FEW WEEKS.

IT WILL BE IMPORTANT TO

BUILD ON ANY PROCESS BY

GETTING EVANGELICALS TO

MOVE BEYOND WORDS AND WORK

ACTIVELY FOR TRUMP AMONG

THEIR FLOCKS.

DAVID BRODY, CBN NEWS, IN

NEW YORK CITY.

David: DAVID BRODY

HERE ON "THE BRODY FILE"

FILE.

TIME FOR A DONALD TRUMP

EVANGELICAL BRODY FILE

COMMENTARY.

LOOK, FOLKS, A COUPLE OF

STANDING OVATIONS.

900 EVANGELICALS IN THE

ROOM.

THAT'S A WINNING DAY FOR

DONALD TRUMP.

THERE ARE NO TWO WAYS

AROUND IT.

THERE WERE NO MAJOR

GAFFES.

AND THERE WEREN'T ANY

GAFFES AT ALL.

AND THE FACT THAT DONALD

TRUMP SHOWED UP -- I'M NOT

GOING TO SAY HE WENT INTO

THE LIONS' DEN, BUT HE

APPEARED BEFORE 900

EVANGELICAL LEADERS.

THAT IS NO SMALL TASK.

THIS IS A WHO'S WHO IN THE

EVANGELICAL CROWD.

MICHELE BACHMANN, A LOT OF

DIGNITARIES THERE.

THE FACT HE ACTUALLY

SHOWED UP IS A VICTORY IN

AND OF ITSELF.

WILL IT HELP DONALD TRUMP?

YES.

I THINK HE MARCHED THE

BALL DOWN THE FIELD.

THE QUESTION NOW BECOMES,

HOW MUCH WILL THE

EVANGELICAL LEADERS

ACTUALLY GET OUT,

MOBILIZE, SEND OUT TO

THEIR E-MAIL LIST AND MAKE

SURE THAT DONALD TRUMP IS

THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE

UNITED STATES.

THAT WE WOULDN'T FIND OUT

UNTIL LATER THIS FALL.

NOW TIME FOR OUR

INTERVIEW WITH PAULA

WHITE.

THAT'S RIGHT, A TELL

TELEVANGELIST.

SHE HAS BEEN A FRIEND OF

DONALD TRUMP'S FOR 15

YEARS AND HAS BEEN A

SPIRITUAL MENTOR TO DONALD

TRUMP.

WE HAD A CHANCE TO HANG

OUT AND TALK WITH HER

ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP SHE

HAS BEEN HAVING WITH

DONALD TRUMP ON THIS

EVANGELICAL WALK.

IT HAS BEEN FASCINATING,

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY WE

GOT TO HANG OUT IN A

SWANKY HOTEL.

14 YEARS AGO,

APPROXIMATELY, I RECEIVED

A PHONE CALL, AND THEY

SAID, MR. TRUMP'S ON THE

LINE.

"THE APPRENTICE" WAS JUST

GETTING STARTED, AND HAD

IT BEEN ON, I WOULD HAVE

SAID, YOU'RE FIRED --

SURE, DONALD TRUMP IS ON

THE LINE.

THEY SAID, DONALD TRUMP IS

ON THE PHONE.

I GET ON THE PHONE AND HE

STARTED TO QUOTE THREE

SERMONS I DID VERBATIM.

AND I DID A SERIES OF

VISION, AND HE SAID YOU'RE

FANTASTIC.

HE SAID, IT REALLY

MINISTERED TO ME AND I

LOVE YOUR PREACHING.

HE LITERALLY GAVE BACK TO

ME -- WHEN I SAY VERBATIM,

POINT FOR POINT ABOUT THE

WORD.

QUITE HONESTLY, HE DOESN'T

KNOW OUR CHRISTIANEES AND

PERHAPS OUR LANGUAGE THAT

WE KNOW IN THE CHRISTIAN

WORLD.

SO IF SOMEONE IS GOING TO

SLAM HIM WHEN HE SAYS, OF

COURSE I DON'T TAKE

COMMUNION WITHOUT ASKING

FORGIVENESS.

I UNDERSTAND WHAT HE IS

SAYING BECAUSE I'VE HAD

THOSE PRIVATE TIMES OF

PRAYER WITH HIM,

CONVERSATIONS WITH HIM.

WHERE SOMEONE MIGHT TAKE A

SOUND BYTE AND SAY, OH,

SEE, HE IS NOT SAVED OR HE

DOESN'T LOVE GOD.

THAT'S THE FURTHEST THING

FROM THE TRUTH.

THE WAY HE DISCOVERED

PAULA WHITE WAS WATCHING

CHRISTIAN TELEVISION.

MR. TRUMP HAS ALWAYS BEEN

A HUGE FAN.

HE ALWAYS WATCHED

CHRISTIAN TELEVISION.

David: DO YOU EVER

WONDER WHAT GOD IS UP TO

IN ALL OF THIS, MAKING HIM

THE THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE

FOR PRESIDENT OF THE

UNITED STATES.

WHAT A POLITICAL STORY.

BUT FORGET THE POLITICS.

BUT JUST WHAT GOD IS

DOING.

WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IS

GOING ON?

FIRST OFF, I KNOW WHEN

YOU TRY TO MAKE SENSE --

DO WE EVER MAKE SENSE OF

GOD?

HIS PLANS ARE NOT OUR

PLANS.

THERE IS NO WAY IN THE

NATURAL, IF WE WERE TO USE

THIS TERMINOLOGY, THAT YOU

COULD TAKE A MAN AGAINST

17 OTHER CANDIDATES, AND

IF WE LOOK BACK AT THE

VERY BEGINNING OF THIS,

VERY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES,

AND THEN HERE HE IS, THE

NOMINEE.

THAT HAS TO BE PROVIDENCE.

THAT HAS TO BE THE HAND OF

GOD, IN MY OPINION.

AND BECAUSE OF WHAT I KNOW

ABOUT HIM AND HIS FAMILY,

I BELIEVE HIS MOTHER, HIS

FATHER, HIS FAMILY

MEMBERS, THE PRAYERS THAT

HAVE PROBABLY GONE ON FOR

HIM FOR YEARS AND YEARS,

THE WAY HE WAS RAISED --

I'M NOT SURPRISED.

David: PAULA WHITE

HERE ON "THE BRODY FILE."

> WHEN WE COME BACK, OUR

NEW CBN CORRESPONDENT,

JENNIFER ROUTER IS WITH US

IN NEW YORK.

SHE IS WALKING AROUND THE

MEAN STREETS OF NEW YORK.

AND SHE FOUND SOME GREAT

INTERVIEWS.

ESPECIALLY WHEN ONE

AFRICAN-AMERICAN REPORTER

FOR DONALD TRUMP.

SHE IS OUTSPOKEN.

TAKING SOME SLINGS AND

David: AND WELCOME

BACK, EVERYBODY, TO "THE

BRODY FILE."

TIME TO BRING IN OUR

NEWEST CBN NEWS

CORRESPONDENT, JENNIFER

ROUTER.

SHE LOVES POLITICS.

SHE IS ON THE TRUMP BEAT

WITH US HERE IN NEW YORK.

AND SHE SPOKE TO DARYL

SCOTT, WHO IS AN

NUTRITIONAL

INFLUENTIAL

AFRICAN-AMERICAN PASTOR

WHO KNOWS DONALD TRUMP

VERY WELL.

Reporter: I'M HERE

WITH PASTOR DARYL SCOTT.

AND HE JOINS ME NOW.

WHAT IS YOUR OVERALL

REACTION?

IT WAS A TREMENDOUS

MEETING.

MR. TRUMP MADE A VERY

POSITIVE IMPRESSION UPON

ALL OF THOSE WHO ATTENDED.

I THINK THEY ALL WENT AWAY

THOROUGHLY, NOT ONLY

IMPRESSED, BUT SATISFIED

WITH THE RESPONSES TO THE

QUESTIONS THAT HE HAD AND

THE OVERALL TONE THAT HE

SET FOR THE MEETING.

Reporter: AND WHAT

WERE SOME OF THE THINGS

THAT WERE BROUGHT UP?

WHAT DID EVERYBODY TALK

ABOUT?

WE TALKED ABOUT

MR. TRUMP'S COMMITMENT TO

ISRAEL.

HE GAVE AN INFATIC

COMMITMENT FOR ISRAEL.

HE HAS BEEN FOR ISRAEL AND

HE WILL BE FOR ISRAEL.

WE TALKED ABOUT THE

CHRISTIANS' AGENDA, ABOUT

PROMOTING CHRISTIAN VALUES

AND DEFENDING CHRISTIAN

LIBERTIES, NOT ONLY IN

AMERICA, BUT ABROAD AS

WELL.

AND HE SAID HE WOULD BE A

FRIEND TO CHRISTIANITY.

AND HE WOULD PROTECT ALL

RELIGIONS, BUT

CHRISTIANITY, HE FELT, WAS

NOT GETTING A FAIR SHAKE

IN AMERICA, AND HE WOULD

DO HIS PART TO CAUSE

CHRISTIANITY TO BE

PROTECTED AND TO BE ABLE

TO EXPRESS AND ARTICULATE

ITSELF WITHOUT ANY FEAR OF

CRITICISM OR CONDEMNATION.

Reporter: YOU HAVE

COME OUT AND FORMALLY

ENDORSED DONALD TRUMP, BUT

A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THAT

MEETING WERE ON THE FENCE

OR FLATOUT NOT FOR HIM.

WHAT DO YOU THINK WERE

THEIR RESPONSES?

I'VE BEEN WITH

MR. TRUMP FROM THE

BEGINNING, I'VE KNOWN HIM

FOR MANY YEARS.

SO I ALREADY KNEW THE

ANSWERS TO SO MANY OF THE

QUESTIONS THEY HAD.

BUT HE MADE AN IMPRESSION

ON MANY OF THEM.

I SAW PEOPLE NODDING THEIR

HEADS AND SMILES ON THEIR

FACES.

HE SEEMED VERY RELAXED,

AND THAT HELPED THE CROWD.

SO THERE WAS NO HOSTILITY

OR TENSION.

IT WAS A LOVEFEST.

Reporter: I'VE KNOWN@@

YOU'VE KNOWN HIM FOR MANY@

YEARS.

I UNDERSTAND YOU AND YOUR@

WIFE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY

TO PRAY OVER HIM AT ONE

POINT?

YES.

ON TWO DIFFERENT

OCCASIONS.

BUT ALMOST SIX YEARS AGO,

MR. TRUMP SOUGHT OUT THE

COUNCIL OF MINISTERSMENT

AND ITMINISTERS.AND IT WASN'T A PUBLICITY

STUNT.

IN FACT, IT REMAINED

PRIVATE.

BUT HE WAS CONSIDERING

RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT

THEN, BACK IN 2010, 2011,

PRIOR TO THE 2012

ELECTION.

HE SAID, I SIMPLY WANT YOU

GUYS TO PRAY WITH ME AND

PRAY FOR ME THAT GOD GIVES

ME WISDOM AND LEADS ME IN

THE RIGHT DIRECTION IN MY

DECISION-MAKING PROCESS.

AND THEN HE CAME BACK AND

TOLD US A COUPLE OF WEEKS

LATER THAT HE WAS NOT

GOING TO RUN.

HE DIDN'T FEEL LED BY GOD

TO RUN.

BUT HE FELT GOD LED HIM

THIS TIME.

Reporter: THIS IS THE

YEAR FOR HIM?

YES.

Reporter: AS AN

AFRICAN-AMERICAN MAN,

YOU'VE TAKEN SOME ARROWS

FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF TRUMP.

I'VE TAKEN A LOT OF

ARROWS FROM THE

AFRICAN-AMERICAN

COMMUNITY.

I HAVEN'T RECEIVED FROM

ANY OTHER ETHNIC GROUPS.

I'VE RECEIVED IT FROM THE

BLACK COMMUNITY.

BUT THE BIBLE SAYS, MY

PEOPLE PERISH BECAUSE OF

LACK OF KNOWLEDGE.

IT IS BECAUSE OF A LACK OF

KNOWLEDGE THAT THE

CRITICISMS COME.

BECAUSE IN THEIR MIND, HOW

CAN YOU BE BLACK AND

SUPPORT THIS MAN THAT THE

MEDIA TELLS US IS A

RACIST.

I HAPPEN TO KNOW FOR A

FACT HE IS NOT A RACIST.

HE AND I HAVE HAD SEVERAL

DIALOGUES CONCERN RACISM.

HE IS ABSOLUTELY,

UNEQUIVOCABLY NOT A

RACIST.

Reporter: AND ONE

MORE QUESTION: WILL YOU BE

AT THE CONVENTION IN JULY?

OH, YES, BECAUSE IT IS

IN MY HOME TOWN.

CLEVELAND.

GO CAVS.

I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO A

WONDERFUL TIME.

Reporter: THANK YOU

SO MUCH.

IT HAS BEEN MY

PLEASURE.

Reporter: DAVID, BACK

TO YOU.

David: JENNA,

THANKS.

WE'LL BE SEEING A LOT OF

JENNA HERE ON "THE BRODY

FILE" BECAUSE SHE LOVES

POLITICS, AND WE CAN'T

WAIT.

ALL RIGHT, WHEN WE COME

BACK, THE ORLANDO

MASSACRE, WHAT A TRAGEDY

AND WHAT EXACTLY IS THE

FAITH COMMUNITY DOING

ABOUT IT THERE?

THE STORY WHEN WE COME

BACK.

David: AND WELCOME

BACK TO THE BRODY FILE

HERE IN TIME SQUARE IN NEW

YORK.

A QUICK BREAK FROM DONALD

TRUMP AND POLITIC.

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT

ORLANDO AND THE MASSACRE,

THE HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE

TRAGEDY THAT HAPPENED DOWN

THERE.

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON WENT

DOWN TO ORLANDO, AND HAD A

LOOK AT THAT.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, SHE

JOINS US NOW.

LET ME ASK YOU A LITTLE

BIT ABOUT WHEN YOU FIRST

GOT ON THE GROUND THERE,

WHEN YOU ARRIVED, WHAT

EXACTLY DID YOU SEE?

Reporter: WHEN WE

FIRST ARRIVED ON THE SCENE

ON SUNDAY, IT WAS JUST

VERY SHOCKING, A VERY,

VERY SOMBER ATMOSPHERE.

THERE WERE POLICE

EVERYWHERE.

LOTS OF ROAD CLOSURES.

YOU REALLY COULDN'T GET

ANYWHERE NEAR THE SCENE OF

THE CRIME.

THAT NEXT DAY, WHAT WE SAW

WAS PEOPLE IN ORLANDO,

FROM ALL DIFFERENT TYPES

OF COMMUNITIES, COMING

TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THESE

VICTIMS IN ANY WAY THEY

COULD, NOT JUST THE

VICTIMS, BUT THE LAW

ENFORCEMENT, THE PEOPLE IN

THE HOSPITAL WHO HAD BEEN

WORKING OVERTIME.

THIS WAS STILL A VERY

ACTIVE CRIME SCENE, AND IT

WAS VERY HOT IN ORLANDO.

SO WHAT WE SAW WAS THE

LOCAL BUSINESSES WHO HAD

TO CLOSE BECAUSE OF THE

ONGOING INVESTIGATION, AND

THEY WERE OPENING THEIR

DOORS, OFFERING BATHROOMS

FOR MEDIA, FOR LAW

ENFORCEMENT, FOR ANYONE

OUT THERE HELPING.

THEY HAD COOLERS WITH COLD

WATER.

THEY HAD FOOD ALL DAY LONG

FOR ANYONE WHO NEEDED IT,

JUST DOING WHAT THEY COULD

TO HELP.

AND WE SAW PEOPLE -- YOU

SAW THE LINES, THE BLOOD

BANKS.

EVERYONE WAS DONATING

BLOOD, AND THAT WAS

WONDERFUL.

PEOPLE WERE THINKING OF

ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING

THEY COULD DO TO HELP.

THERE WAS ONE GROUP WHO

WAS OFFERING PET SERVICES.

THESE VICTIMS HAD PETS.

THE PEOPLE WHO PASSED AWAY

OR THE ONES WHO WERE

FIGHTING FOR THEIR LIVES

IN THE HOSPITAL.

AND THESE PETS NEEDED TO

BE TAKEN CARE OF.

SO THEY WERE OUT THERE

TRYING TO GET THE WORD OUT

THAT ANYBODY WHO NEEDED

THEIR PET TAKEN CARE OF

WHILE THEY WERE STILL

HEALING OR WHILE FAMILIES

WERE PLANNING FUNERALS,

THEY WERE THERE TO ADOPT

THE PETS FOR AS LONG AS

NEEDED.

ONE THING THAT STOOD OUT

TO ME THAT WAS JUST A HUGE

MIRACLE IN THIS HUGE

CATASTROPHE WAS THE

HOSPITALS WHERE THE

VICTIMS WERE TAKEN WAS

JUST BLOCKS AWAY FROM

PULSE NIGHTCLUB.

AND IT IS THE ONLY LEVEL

ONE TRAUMA CENTER IN ALL

OF CENTRAL FLORIDA.

MEANING THIS HOSPITAL IS

SPECIFICALLY TRAINED TO

HANDLE CATASTROPHES OF

THIS SIZE.

AND THEY DO DRILLS,

PRACTICING FOR HORRIFIC

EVENTS LIKE THIS.

AND THAT'S ONE OF THE

REASONS THEY WERE ABLE --

THEY WERE PREPARED TO

STABILIZE A LOT OF THE

PEOPLE WHO CAME IN THAT

NIGHT WITH FOUR TO FIVE

GUNSHOTS, THAT WALKED OUT

OF THE HOSPITAL 48 HOURS

LATER.

SO AS AWFUL AS ALL OF THIS

WAS, THAT WAS SUCH A

MIRACLE THAT KEPT THE

DEATH COUNT FROM CLIMBING.

THERE WERE OVER 100 PEOPLE

SHOT.

AND NOT JUST SHOT, BUT HAD

MULTIPLE BULLET WOUNDS.

SO IT WAS REALLY AMAZING

TO SEE HOW ORLANDO HAD

COME TOGETHER THROUGHOUT

ALL OF THIS.

David: ABBEY, LET ME

ASK YOU: WHAT CAN

CHRISTIANS SPECIFICALLY DO

TO SHOW LOVE TO THE

COMMUNITY DOWN THERE IN

ORLANDO?

Reporter: WELL,

CHURCHES AND CHRISTIANS

HAVE REALLY JUST COME OUT

TO NOT CONDEMN, NOT JUDGE,

BUT JUST LOVE ALL OF THE

VICTIMS, ALL OF THEIR

FAMILIES, AND SUPPORT AND

PRAY FOR THESE PEOPLE IN

ANY WAY THAT THEY CAN.

WE SAW CHURCHES HOSTING

SPECIAL VIGILS.

AND A LOT OF CHURCHES ARE

OFFERING FREE FUNERAL

SERVICES.

SOME ARE TAKING THAT A

STEP FURTHER AND GIVING

THE VICTIMS' FAMILIES A

COUPLE THOUSAND DOLLARS

FOR BURIAL COSTS.

AND A LOT OF CHAPLAINS

WERE CALLED INTO THE

HOSPITAL TO BE WITH THE

VICTIMS' FAMILIES WHEN

THEY WERE RECEIVING THE

NOTIFICATION THAT THEIR

LOVED ONES HAD PASSED

AWAY.

ONE PASTOR WHO HAD BEEN

THERE SINCE SUNDAY, HE WAS

THERE WITH THE FAMILIES

BEFORE THEY FOUND OUT, AND

THEN HE WOULD ALSO BE

THERE WHEN THEY RECEIVED

THE NEWS.

HE TOLD ME IN TIMES LIKE

THIS, SOMETIMES THE BEST

THING YOU CAN DO IS JUST

BE PRESENT.

AND SOMETIMES YOU DON'T

REALLY HAVE TO SAY A WHOLE

LOT.

JUST BE THERE AND LET THEM

KNOW THAT YOU'RE LOVING

THEM AND THAT YOU'RE

SUPPORTING THEM.

AND ONE OF THE MOST

BEAUTIFUL MEMORIALS WE SAW

IS WE SAW THERE WAS ONE

MAN WHO BUILT 49 CROSSES.

AND EACH CROSS HAD A NAME

AND A PICTURE OF A VICTIM.

AND THEN ON THE BOTTOM OF

IT WAS A SPOT WHERE YOU

COULD PUT NOTES TO THE

LOVED ONES.

IT WAS JUST BEAUTIFUL.

AND A LOT OF THAT KIND OF

POLITICAL TENSION THAT

EXISTS BETWEEN THE LGBT

AND CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY --

NONE OF THAT WAS THERE.

IT WAS JUST LOVE AND

SUPPORT.

IT WAS REALLY WONDERFUL TO

SEE.

David: ABIGAIL

ROBERTSON, I APPRECIATE

IT.

WHEN WE COME BACK,

"POPLITICAL" TIME.

AMBER C. STRONG, OUR

PRODUCER, OUR REPORTER --

I THINK SHE DOES

EVERYTHING.

I DON'T KNOW IF SHE DOES

WINDOWS, BUT SHE DOES

EVERYTHING.

WE'RE GOING TO TALK TO

HER.

"POPLITICAL" IS NEXT.

BRODY FILE."

TIME NOW -- DID I SAY

WE'RE IN TIMES SQUARE IN

NEW YORK?

WATCH OUT, DO I STILL HAVE

MY WALLET.

JUST FOR THE RECORD, I

HAVE NOT BEEN MUGGED YET,

BUT THERE IS STILL A

LITTLE BIT OF SHOW TO BE

DONE.

TIME FOR AMBER C. STRONG.

YOU KNOW WHO SHE IS.

SHE IS OUR PRODUCER OF

"THE BRODY FILE."

SHE IS REPORTING FOR "THE

BRODY FILE."

SHE DOES "POPLITICAL."

I JUST READ WHAT IS IN

FRONT OF ME.

HERE SHE IS, "POPLITICAL,"

FROM SNAZZY, JAZZY, HIP

NEW YORK.

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Jennifer: HELLO,

"POPLITICAL" PEOPLE, AND

WELCOME TO NEW YORK CITY.

I MADE IT!

ACTUALLY, I'M HERE TO

REPORT ON THE LATEST IN

"POPLITICAL" NEWS,

POLITICS AND POP CULTURE,

RIGHT HERE ON "THE BRODY

FILE."

AND WHAT BETTER PLACE THAN

NEW YORK CITY.

IT IS HOME TO JUNIOR'S

CHEESECAKE, P. DIDDY, HOME

TO GRAND CENTRAL STATION

AND CENTRAL PARK, HOME TO

THE PIGEON LADY FROM "HOME

ALONE TWO."

AND IT WAS THE PLACE OF

RESIDENCE FOR BOTH THE

REPUBLICAN SIDE AND THE

DEMOCRATIC SIDE.

R & B SINGER ALICIA KEYS

WILL HOST AN EVENT AT THE

DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION.

AND SHE WILL ALSO SPEAK ON

A PANEL ABOUT CIVIL RIGHTS

AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

REFORM.

IT IS "INVITE ONLY,"

SORRY.

BUT YOU CAN CATCH A LIVE

STREAM OF THE PERFORMANCE

ON OUR WEBSITE.

> AND THIS STARTED WHEN

OPRAH WINFREY JOINED

MRS. OBAMA ON STAGE.

THEY DISCUSSED EVERYTHING

FROM THE IMPORTANCE OF

DISCRETION AND MAKING WISE

DECISIONS ON SOCIAL MEDIA,

TO BALANCING HOME AND

WORK.

BUT THIS MEMORABLE MOMENT

TOOK PLACE WHEN MRS. OBAMA

INTENDED TO DESCRIBE A

SURREAL MOMENT FROM HER

TIME IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

YOU KNOW, YOU TRY TO

PLAY THOSE MOMENTS OFF,

LIKE OH, YES, I KNOW WHAT

I'M DOING.

INSIDE, YOU'RE GOING HU,

HU, HU.

GOD LORD, WATCHING MY

HUSBAND WALK OFF A MARINE

1 AND GO TO THE OVAL

OFFICE, IT'S LIKE HU, HU,

HU.

[LAUGHTER]

AND YOU KNOW HE HAS GOT

THAT WALK, RIGHT?

I KNOW.

BUT HE'S GOT THE SWAG.

DID HE ALWAYS HAVE THAT

SWAG?

OR HAS HE GOTTEN SWAGGIER.

NO.

HE WAS ALWAYS VERY

SWAGALICIOUS.

Reporter: I HAVE NO

WORDS.

THAT'S IT FOR THIS

SWAGALICIOUS VERSION OF

"POPLITICAL."

KEEP UP WITH ME ON TWITTER

AT AMBER C. STRONG, AND

DAVID BRODY AS "THE BRODY

FILE" FILE.

I'M GOING TO GO TRY TO

FIND A SLICE OF PIZZA.

David: AMBER C.

STRONG DOING THE

"POPLITICAL" THING.

IS THAT, LIKE, A JEANNIE.

WHATEVER.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT SHE IS

DOING.

ALL I KNOW IS I PULLED A

HAMSTRING -- CAN YOU PULL

A HAMSTRING IN YOUR

HAND -- THAT'S A "HAND

David: AND WELCOME

BACK, EVERYBODY, TO TIMES

SQUARE AND NEW YORK.

JUST FOR THE RECORD, I

STILL HAVE MY WALLET.

HOW DO WE NOT GO TO NEW

YORK -- AND, YES, WE HAVE

GOTTEN PIZZA, BUT HOW DO

WE NOT GO TO NEW YORK AND

DO A LITTLE SIGHTS AND

SOUNDS.

*

David: THE SIGHTS

AND SOUNDS OF NEW YORK

CITY.

AND THERE ARE A LOT OF

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS WE

DIDN'T PUT ON THE AIR

BECAUSE IT IS "THE BRODY

FILE," THE CHRISTIAN

BROADCASTING NETWORK, IF

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

GLAD YOU JOINED US IN

TIMES SQUARE.

BACK IN THE STUFFY OLD

STUDIO NEXT WEEK.

I LIKE TO BE OUT WITH THE

PEOPLE, WE THE PEOPLE.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, GOD BLESS

YOU.

HAVE A GREAT WEE

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