NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 06, 2015
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(Cleveland: Peter Alexander) Tonight's Republican presidential debate in Cleveland previewed; scenes shown of candidate Donald Trump; memos advising Trump on how to fight back if he’s attacked quoted; poll findings on Republicans’ views of Trump cited; details given about today’s activities for candidates Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Scott Walker and Mike Huckabee. [TRUMP - says he’s been preparing all his life.] [Republican strategist Steve SCHMIDT- explains the challenge for Trump.] [In earlier debate, candidate Carly FIORINA- attacks Trump for seeking advice from former President Bill Clinton.] [Republican National Committee chairman Reince PRIEBUS- comments on the intensity of the debate.]
(Los Angeles: Lester Holt; New York: Chuck Todd) The pre-debate attention on Trump and the challenge for the other candidates to stand out and the calmer tone of the first debate discussed.
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