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from elton john, there was this, this is truly devastating news. the greatest performer i have ever seen. a true genius. musically way ahead of any of us. sang with him twice on stage. what an honor. rest in peace, you purple warri warrior. and from paul mccartney. he said god bless this creative giant. so today in london fans are mourning but also celebrating, and those who are influenced by him and continue to be are also paying tribute to this remarkable artist, carol. >> phil black reporting live from london. thank you. coming up in the "newsroom," "the new yorker" sums up with one image how we're all feeling today. there it is. i'll be right back. does your mouth often feel dry? multiple medications, a dry mouth can be a side effect of many medications. but it can also lead to tooth decay and bad breath. that's why there's biotene, available as an oral rinse, toothpaste, spray or gel.
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it's ha haa hard path. i admit that. if we don't have a majority it's going to be very hard for us to win. it's a two-way street. what will secretary clinton did. i wish it had not gotten that negative. i have been attacked by the clinton people very unfairly. >> so sanders is not giving up, but hillary clinton supporters wish he would cool it with the language. sanders' attacks against clinton already being used by donald trump. >> i don't know. i think she's qualified, i guess, but that doesn't mean she's good. i mean, i actually like he said, she's not qualified to be president. now, what he meant is because her judgment is so bad, so bernie sanders, not me, said she's not qualified. so now i'm going to say she's not qualified, okay? >> although vice president joe biden didn't do clinton any favors either when he praised sanders in "the new york times" saying, quote, i don't think any
democrat has ever won saying we can't think that big. we ought to really downsize here because it's not realistic. he added sarcastically, come on, man, this is the democratic party. i'm not part of the party that says, well, we can't do it. >> i'm joined by rea and jonathan to talk about it. welcome to both of you. >> thank you, carol. good morning. >> nice to have you both here. so jonathan, should bernie sanders cool it with the attacks? >> i want to answer that, but actually i want to start with something very positive that i think we could potentially agree on. i like maria. we have good conversations off camera and maybe it's because it's earth day, it's the first day of the -- the first nice of passover and i'm about to go to the seder i've been going to for 20 years so i'm feeling big spirited. the big issue i don't want us to forget is what happened in new york with the loss of 126,000
voters who were -- i mean, they were disenfranchised from voting. i want to say quickly this affected both clinton supporters and sanders supporters. this wasn't some conspiracy. i think it goes to something -- to the heart of our democratic process that i hope that we both -- both factions, both wings, both supporters of candidates can come together at the convention and address. we have had a very messy process throughout the complain. lo look at utah where there are huge lines and they have to photo copy ballots. i think we should have same-day registration. i think we really need to address that at the convention and maybe i will let maria address that before i jump in -- >> and i do think that most people, most voters on both sides think that you're right, that we do need to look at these things, but it is what it is at the moment. >> yeah. >> and hillary clinton and bernie sanders are running to win the -- to become the democratic nominee so i will ask you again, jonathan, should
bernie sanders cool it? >> i was trying to be nice and positive. so the answer is sort of what bernie said in the lead up. look, if you took a real, honest look going back to the early part of the campaign, there has been a relentless negative attack against bernie, both falsehoods and outright i think lies once we were trying to correct those about bernie sanders' position, the health care position, what it would do, which politifact rated false. >> but jonathan, we're at a fork in the road. so maybe both candidates should cool it. >> let me finish because i think this is important. there's a distinction between personal attacks and legitimate criticism. i do not think that we should at all stop the attempt to talk about the issues. we should not, for example, draw back from continuing to ask hillary clinton to release the
wall street transcripts, 77 days now. and the reason for that, carol, is because it's a fundamental question about how our government because of legalized corruption, i want to underscore, legal corruption, is bought and sold to lobbyists and wall street donors. this is a fundamental question for our country. >> and i think many democrats would agree with you there, and that is a policy stissue, but tt is different from saying hillary clinton isn't qualified to be president or has bad judgment. >> absolutely. and jonathan lost me right there at the very end. i was agreeing with him on everything up until the very end where i do think that it is -- the sanders campaign and senator sanders himself, they have a choice to make moving forward. if they want to continue to hurt the party and hurt our chances of winning in november, then they can continue with these character attacks because let's be very clear. the issue that jonathan brings up is a character attack against
secretary clinton because senator sanders and his campaign have never been able to point to anything tangible that would prove any connection to the connections that they're trying to make between her taking money from wall street and her speeches and any kind of position that she has changed. so they're impugning her character, they're impugning her honesty. what we have seen in new york and in the other places, all the primaries and caucuses she has won is that that is not something that voters care about. they want to talk about the issues. so let me go back to something that jonathan brought up where i do agree. let's talk about the issues. and the candidates' positions on the issues are fair game moving forward and that's where we should be making the -- >> absolutely. i just want to go back to the character thing for just a second because paul manafort, who is one of donald trump's top advisers who is giving this big speech before members of the rnc in florida, and he talked about hillary clinton's character. he says that clinton has character flaws, and you can't fix those, and donald trump has
personality problems. you can fix those. so it seems to me that as we get into a general election, if hillary clinton is the nominee, that donald trump will go directly to hillary clinton's character and attack her. >> so -- >> so are you asking that question of me, carol? >> i'm just asking you if -- >> so -- >> okay. >> first of all, i want to correct the record. it is factual that hillary clinton switched her position on the bankruptcy bill because of money that flowed to her from wall street -- >> no, absolutely not. >> excuse me, maria. maria, maria, i listened to you. i'll quote from elizabeth warren and if you want to attack elizabeth warren, who is the gold standard, elizabeth warren wrote in her book "the two income track" in the spring of 2001 the bankruptcy bill was reintroduced in the senate and at that time freshman senator hillary clinton voted in favor of the bill and the reason was -- >> we have heard this jonathan.
it doesn't make a connection. >> i know you want to interrupt because you don't want the facts -- the viewers to hear the facts. >> i want the truth. >> she was the number two recipient of money from the banking industry in the senate. to go to the general election, look, the fact is that there will be a very, very sharp contrast vis-a-vis donald trump whether hillary clinton is the nominee or bernie sanders is the nominee. i still believe bernie will be the nominee, but either of them is going to have to confront donald trump, and, frankly, i think that we will do very well against donald trump. we will defeat donald trump and i think it will be a very -- >> okay. i got to get maria in here for the last word. >> thank you. so first of all, the banking bill, hillary clinton has already been on the record as to what she did in terms of voting for that at the beginning and then when it came up again, she voted against it. we all know why that was and had nothing to do with money that she got from anybody. on the comments that paul manafort made, of course we
expect donald trump to go after hillary clinton on her character, on what she's wearing, on her makeup, on everything, carol. of course we're going to expect that. and that's why i think senator sanders needs to be careful not to give him more ammunition, but here is a point i will make about manafort. what he said is, you know, talking about how hillary's character is in question, all of that is already baked into the cake, and what we've seen in the polls is that hillary clinton beats donald trump right now, so, yes, they're going to go after with everything plus the kitchen sink and she will be ready to respond and voters will understand that she's the one who is on their side. >> all right. >> carol, i agree -- >> i have to leave it there. i do, i have to leave it there. that's good. see you had a come to jesus moment. two in one segment. m maria cardona and jonathan tasini. next, how prince's financial moves could have been -- well,
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prince was an artist whose musical talent seemed unlimited, but as good as he was at music, his business instincts were just as sharp. christine romans joins me now to tell us more about that. >> the business history of music is just littered with these examples of people who just got screwed by music companies, record companies. not him, not him. he was a business-minded performer. he kept a tight grip on his music and his brand, even from the very beginning. twin cities.com dug up an article from the september 1st, 1977, issue of the "st. paul dispatch." here it is a just turned 18-year-old minneapolis youth has signed a six-figure recording contract with warner brothers. he's reputed to have signed one of the largest contracts ever for a new act.
the article goes on to say a&m recor records and columbia was interested in signing him. here he is on "american band stand," just 19 years old. please watch this. it is amazing. 19. that was the first time america really saw him, and he went on to this hall of fame career, 16 platinum albums. the industry certification for a million copies is a platinum album, 16 of them, 7 grammy awards, an academy award for "purple rain" and he's back on top of the charts. purple rain is number one, has been since yesterday. it's entire top ten is prince songs. you won't be able to stream his music today unless you have a subscription to title. that's the service jay z created. he pulled his music from other streaming services. he also struck a deal in 2014 to buy back his entire catalog from
warner bros. and sign a new contract at the same time. this guy is a legendary musician and artist and innovators but a keen businessman and entrepreneur too. really along the way he had an eye on the business the whole time. >> and he had that huge giant studio in minneapolis. >> yeah. and he was a home tourn gutown . he didn't pick up and by a big ranch in l.a. he built the minneapolis sound, a whole music presence in minneapolis. an interesting businessman from the start. what's so interesting when you watch that clip from "american band stand," dick clark is completely ennamorred of him. he said when he was 15 or 16 he had a couple record deals but he didn't want to do them, he wanted to wait until he was a little more seasoned. this is the seasoned prince at 19. look at the confidence and the style already at 19. >> that's so awesome. and dick clark attempted to interview prince, and prince wasn't giving up much.
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all right. we understand that investigators in minnesota, in minneapolis, will be holding a 4:00 p.m. eastern press conference. he'll update you on the investigation into prince's death. we don't know what he'll say. we don't know much more, but we do know an autopsy is ongoing. we don't know if any results from the autopsy will be announced later this afternoon, but cnn will carry that presser live at 4:00 eastern. a teenaged girl is dead after getting into a fight with other girls at her high school in delaware.
classmates held a vigil for aim ji jo-- amy joiner frances. the fight happened in the girls' restroom. weapons do not appear to be used. the mayor was distraught. >> this is a tragic time that we come before you. my heart is broken. i am so upset that a young lady lost her life today. things like this shouldn't happen. my heart bleeds for the family, the kids that go to this school, and the administrators and our city. >> two female students were taken to police headquarters for questioning. no charges have been filed. thank you so much for joining me today. i'm carol costello. "at this hour with berman and bolduan" starts now.
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