CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 02, 2016
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(Washington: Major Garrett) More controversial remarks from presidential candidate Donald Trump and the deepening division within the Republican Party featured; details given about Trump’s refusal to endorse Speaker of the House Paul Ryan or Senator John McCain; Trump’s remarks to “The Washington Post” and statement from Military Order of the Purple Heart spokesman John Bircher quoted. [TRUMP – says he always wanted to get the Purple Heart; says he regretted not serving; comments on the crying baby.] [Trump supporter Betsy WILSON – defends Trump’s feud with the Muslim Khan family.]
(Studio: Charlie Rose) Trump’s response to a question about sexual harassment accusations against Fox News head Roger Ailes quoted. [Son Eric TRUMP – defends his dad’s answer regarding daughter/sister Ivanka.] Responses from former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson, who is suing Ailes, and from current Fox anchor Megyn Kelly quoted.
(White House: Margaret Brennan) President Obama’s criticism of Trump and Republican leaders, including Senators Mitch McConnell and John McCain and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, for not withdrawing their endorsement from Trump featured; Republican Representative Richard Hanna’s remarks on his decision to back Hillary Clinton quoted. [OBAMA – says Trump is woefully unprepared; wonders why McConnell, McCain & Ryan are still endorsing Trump despite his feud with the Muslim American Khan family.] [TRUMP – says Obama has been a very very weak president.]
(Studio: Charlie Rose) The fallout from the leak of Democratic National Committee emails updated.