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>> they're all over qualified. >> look at these good-looking faces. >> say to all your friends, i'm no the at school and you are. i'm not at school and you are! >> we're going to throw it to carol costello in the newsroom. say good morning. >> good morning, carol. >> good morning kids. remember, ashleigh banfield, i'm not baby-sitting while you're on the air. >> let's go upstairs. let's go find her. run up there. >> the newsroom starts now. happening now in the newsroom, cruz and fiorina team up. >> i am pleased to introduce to you the next vice-president of the united states, carly fiorina. >> and trump smacks down. >> cruz can't win. what is he doing picking vice-presidents. can't win. >> tell that to carly.
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>> i think the soul of our party is at stake. the future of our nation is at stake. >> plus, bernie sanders says he is in it until the end, but hundreds of his staff members are not. the democratic candidate's campaign overhall. and the investigation into prince's death. authorities now say they found opiate medication on him when he died. let's talk, live in the cnn newsroom. and good morning, i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. donald trump and his dueling images. first his foreign policy views, by a scripts and off the tell prompt m -- teleprompter, target, ted cruz, running mate, cruz and carly fiorina, about to blitz indiana this morning. trump mocking the mood and desperation.
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>> he is the first presidential candidate in the history of this country whose mathematically eliminated from becoming president, who chose a vice-presidential candidate, okay. it's a record. >> and feeling the bern of reality, the sanders campaign laying off hundreds of workers just hours after hillary clinton surges closer to clinching the democratic nomination. more on that in just a minute. let's begin with the republicans. cnn phil mattingly is in washington. >> goods morning, carol. right now, two battles playing out in the republican primary. there is the battle between donald trump and ted cruz and john kasich. trump, the front-runner. cruz trying to upend the race with his decision to choice carly fiorina as his running mate. also the battle between donald trump and himself. who does he want to be, what type of candidate does he want to be, he is the candidate that has been droug thousanawing tho his rallies, or yesterday,
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trying to talk about foreign policy speeches, even trump doesn't appear to have the answer. >> a tale of two donald trumps. >> we're just about ready to put it away, folks. >> fresh off a resounding five state victory. >> down to two straggleles. >> cruz can't win. what is he doing picking vice-presidents. >> republican john kasich. >> this little marriage of the two of them, boy, did that backfire, right. i call them the colluders, right, the colluders. i love talking about it, because what stupid decisions. >> a far cry from the serious, scripted gop front-runner on display just a few hours earlier. >> america first will be the major and overriding theme of my administration. >> reading from a teleprompter,
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trump offered few specifics, instead, repeating campaign pledges on isis and nato. threatening to up-end decades old a lie yanlliancealliances. >> they must be prepared to let them defend themselves. >> forged new ones, which countries seen as threats. >> some say the russians won't be reasonable. i intend to find out. >> the speech, prompting former rival lindsey graham to declare ronald reagan must be rolling over in his grave. >> could cruz's gamle with fiorina have a win in indiana. many insiders say it is do or die. >> some might ask why now. it is unusual to make the announcement as early as we're doing so now. well, i think all would acknowledge this race, if anything, it is unusual. >> and carol, ted cruz has been pushing over the last couple of weeks to get the republican party on the whole, the
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anti-trump movement to coalesce behind his candidacy, but still people, particularly with close ties to chill capitol hill, you think about his role in the senate, one person still not a height fan, i don't know boehner, just coming out in a public appearance, calling ted cruz, quote, lucifer in the flesh. kind of under scoring the fact that while ted cruz is trying to gets the republican party to coalesce behind him, donald trump has a huge lead and cruz hasn't been able to get the republicans all to line up on his side. carol. >> all right, phil reporting live from washington. thank you. so as senator cruz throws a hail mary, donald trump fatal below in indiana. if history holds, trump may prevail. he has more votes than mitt romney did in 2012, and george
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w. bush who got 10.8 million votes, a fact that appears lost on carly fiorina. >> the majority of republicans don't want donald trump as their nominee. neither i do. i think we need a conservative. see, for some of us, principles matter. policies matter. values matter. character matters. i know that matters to hoosiers. so we're going to go fight for principles and values and character that represent our party and that will make the future of this nation bright, instead of dim. >> all right, let's talk about this. i'm joined by boris epstein, republican strategist and donald trump supporter. justin phillips, tea party nation and mary catherine hamm. >> good morning, carol. >> good morning. highly unusual, or some might say amazingly.
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mock campaign slogan, mean and meaner. could cruz's action backfire, judd son? >> no, i don't think so. it's a great move and contrasts strongly with donald trump. you know, 70% of women in america don't like donald trump. a lot of women think donald trump is a miysigonyst, as barbara boxer just pointed out, carly fiorina ran against her 2010 and a lot of support in california, and california will be where the campaign ends. >> okay, so you heard what juddson said, boris. a waste of time, but interestingly to juddson's point, did he not knock him in any tweet this morning. on purpose? >> what he did do is tweeted the
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video, where she said cruz is like any other politician. fiorina is talking about her principles. where were they a few months ago when she was knocking ted cruz very publicly on national tv. so juddson's point, he is making a point what he is trying to do, pandering to women. he doesn't have a shot and taking a hail mary, just as you said, carol, and it's not going work. by the end of tuesday, trump will be up over 3 million voters over cruz. cruz doesn't have a shot left. it's a desperate move. last time this was done was by reagan in '76. reagan was only 15 delegates short, and it backfired, because it was seen as a desperate move and ford went on to beat reagan. so juddson is wrong. reagan made a mistake in 76. >> mary catherine, trump did hold a rally in indiana, and the featured guest was bobby knight. cruz threw a press conference
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and picked a vp. >> bobby knight is a big deal in indiana and the temperament to be a press secretary, if it should to that. when it comes to carly and cruz, this is the time for hail marys, and they had to do something. they won the day yesterday by putting her out there. she is not a panderer. she is an extremely qualified candidate, and was the first person on a debate stage to hand trump's ego to him on a platter when he made the comment about her face and she shouted back at him. that's one of the reasons he is being remarkably restrained. >> so juddson, i know what you said about california, but people in indiana are not all that familiar on fiorina, and on the subject of california, she lost a bid for senator and governor. so again, how exactly does this help cruz? >> all right, fiorina is well
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established within the republican party of california. and let's remember here. these republican voters are selecting the nominee. liberal lyin' donny likes to say i've got more votes. guess what. that's not how a nominee is picked. if he wants to talk about somebody being ee flalip un -- win on the second ballot. >> why is juddson going back to names, what's the point, juddson, why do you need to do that. if you disagree with donald trump, be respectful. >> boris. >> the irony is so thick, i can't even -- >> as far as carly goes, you can have carly's one delegate. if she was such a successful candidate, why did she bow out. she is not going to make any difference. she has lost two elections in
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california. she is a smart woman and has been somewhat successful in business, not if you ask the stockholders of hp, but she will not make a difference. >> mary catherine. last word. what do you think will happen in indiana. >> a very tight race. think here is the question. whether the margins from new york and the acela primaries where he did well turn into momentum in indiana. it can be a good state for cruz, but if people look at the margins and go i don't know, this is the guy who is winning, cruz is trying to disrupt that momentum. i think he did a pretty good job yesterday. he has a good ground game. he'll have to make it count for next week. >> mary catherine, boris, juddson, thanks to all of you. still to come in the newsroom, bernie sanders promises a future you can believe in. but 200 staffers learn they're history.
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for the democrats, the road to the white house narrows, and bernie sanders campaign feels the squeeze more than 200 staffers being laid off after hillary clinton racks up more victories. athena jones live in washington. >> good morning. pink slips on the way for a sizable chunk of the sanders team. laying off more than 200 staffers out of 550. after he lost four out of the fave states that voted on tuesday night. sanders team says this is part of the normal natural progress of every campaign. you move people around as the states vote. so many states have already voted in the primary process, now we're going to move some workers. workers in the states that just voted will be affected. so will some workers in other states and some members of the national staff. while the sanders folks saying nothing to see here, this is totally normal, these are not
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generally the moves you make if you think you're going to be nomin nominee. sanders is vowing to stay in the race until the convention, and he has also acknowledged if he doesn't win enough delegates to get to the nomination, he hopes to win every delegate he can so in philadelphia, he can use his influence to put together what he is is calling the most progressive agenda that any political party has ever seen. so a bit of a mixed message. he is in it to win it, but if he doesn't, this is what he'll do. focussed on the gop nominee, donald trump. >>. hillary clinton was front and center during donald trump foreign policy speech. trump, who offered few specifics, slammed clinton and president obama, blasting their policies as a total disaster. >> our goal is peace and prosperity. not war and destruction.
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the best way to achieve those goals is through a disciplined deliberate and consistent foreign policy. with president obama and secretary clinton, we've had the exact opposite. a reckless and aimless foreign policy. one that is blazed a path of destruction in its wake. >> but "the new york times" mark ladler says president obama and hillary clinton have different views of america's role in the world. president obama's vision is restrained and inward, while clinton is hard-edged, and old-fashion old-fashioned. his book is called "alter ego" a white house correspondent for "the new york times." >> thank you for having me, carol. >> first of all, i just would like to hear about your impressions of trump's foreign policy speech. >> well, i mean, this was an
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effort as some of your other people have said earlier for him to look serious, to look sober, to look presidential. and there were a lot of really interesting ideas in that speech. the passage about russia, i'm going to see if they're reasonable can do a deal with them. i think that's fascinating. i think, you know, we've heard before this idea that he won't get anything away how he plans to destroy isis, aside from saying he'll do it quickly. a lot of people pointed out the inconsistencies in the speech. he talked about needing to reassure our allies, and then in the next breath said we need to be utterly unpredictable, starting now. there were all kinds of inconsistencies in the speech and it actually cues him up to be a fascinating contrast with hillary clinton, and not the kind of contrast we have typically seen between a democratic and republican candidate. >> interesting. so tell me about what would be an interesting contrast between hillary clinton and donald
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trump, when it comes to foreign policy. >> if you look at russia for example, hillary clinton, i think would be much tougher and more inclined to go into the presidency skeptical about putin. she was much more skeptical of putin during the obama administration. i felt in a way donald trump, there was an echo of reset policy that president obama laid out with the russians at the beginning of his term. hillary clinton was more skeptical of this. while she was secretary of state, she wrote a memo that she gave to obama when she left his cabinet in which she warned him that putin was going to be a big threat in the future. so i think on russia, on ukraine, that would be one place they would lineup differently. interest trump will try to lash her to libya, and he'll say that led to the raise of isis, and she'll try to fight back. in doing so, she'll probably show daylight how she views the fight against isis and how the
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president does. >> let's talk about libya for a second. donald trump a failed intervention in libya and she did not take charge that night. she said instead, she went home and went to sleep. was clinton responsible for what happened in libya? >> well, i think what the -- there is two issues always worth separating. one is what the intervention led to, and whether that could have been prevented. the other is the security situation in the benghazi outpost. she has acknowledged the state department dropped the ball on security in benghazi that terrible night. on the broader question of the intervention, it will be a tough issue for her in the campaign, because she is as closely identified with that intervention as anyone in the administration. she was really the person who made the case to president obama who was reluctant to back the nato bombing campaign. and i think you saw in that speech yesterday that donald trump will lose no time in connecting her to that policy at
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the time when things look like they might look out well in libya, her aides were seeing it could be the cornerstone of a hillary clinton doctrine. you'll see her on the trail defending that policy. i think the argument she is likely to use is look, libya is a work in progress. we can't determine what the final outcome is. on the benghazi campaign, those are issues rehashed repeatedly. he'll no doubt do it again in the summer. my own view on the benghazi per se, there isn't a great deal more to say. it is a very resonant issue, particularly with republicans. so we'll hear a lot more about it. >> so pol lmany democrats wonde this, upset that she voted for the iraq war. she apologized for that vote. but many suspect she is quite the hawk. is she? >> i have written that she is. and i think that she has always had a strong inclination,
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culturally toward the military and also a belief that military force and the threat of military force has to be one of the country's tools in defending its national interests. so i do think there is a clear contrast with obama. and interestingly enough, if you listen carefully to what donald trump said yesterday, he said at one point that unlike other candidates, he wasn't going to be quite as aggressive in foreign affairs. i think his primary implicit target there was ted cruz, but i think one could also ask whether that's an argument he'll layout in the summer against hillary clinton. >> interesting. mark landler, thank you for being here. i appreciate it. okay, i want to talk about one bad ass soldier before we head to break. army captain kristen griest, the first woman to graduate from elite army school and about to make history again. she is expected to be the first female infantry officer. the news was first reported by
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visiting baghdad. it is unsettled perhaps more than usual. many protests, more than 100,000 people protesting in iraq, many of them coming out into the streets at the behest of the cleric. security a concern, a very sensitive time in iraq. but biden is also there to discuss the u.s. plan in the coming weeks. it was just yesterday that defense secretary ash carter announced somewhat unexpectedly that the u.s. was hoping the iraqis could get all the troops ready in position to begin that assault on mosul, second largest city, a top priority to get it out of isis's hand. what carter said was that they would try and begin to assemble the troops to be able to do that, assemble them in the next five weeks, before the holy month of rhamidin begins.
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basically talking about trying to get people in place to do that. that would be a very heavy lift. that would be a very significant effort. and it would have to be backed up by the u.s. military. with fire power, air, artillery on the ground, additional special forces that are headed to iraq. the president, of course, announcing more troops for iraq, more military advisors, and more military advisors, u.s. special forces also going to cross the border into syria. the u.s. presence definitely growing on the ground, and in the next several minutes, the defense secretary expected on capitol hill to talk about all of this, as the vice-president is in baghdad. >> barbara starr, you stole my words but you say it. that is happening right now on capitol hill. multiple high level officials
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about to testify before the senate armed services committee. i see john mccain there sitting down. defense secretary ash carter and the joint chiefs chairman joseph dunford will testify about middle east strategy. of course, we will continue to monitor this hearing for you, and bring you any new developments. and good morning, i'm carol costello, thank you so much for joining me. donald trump trying to lockdown indiana today, doors open now for his noon rally, but this is from last night. just hours after picking up the greatest endorsement in the history of indiana, that would be from legendary basketball coach bobby knight. >> you folks are taking a look at the most prepared man in history to step in as president of the united states. there has never been a
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presidential candidate prepared to the length that this man is. there will be no president who has ever had a better relationship with our military. nor they would them. >> ted cruz is trying to make sure that relationship never happens. announcing former rival carly fiorina as his running mate as a bid to head offer his rise in indiana. let's talk about that with the former co-chair for the carly fiorina campaign, charlie drowau. >> great with you. >> nice to have you here. donald trump has bobby knight speak for him. ted cruz picks carly fiorina as his vp choice. which do you think will get most attention from indiana voters? >> i've always been a big fan of the general bobby knight, but carly fiorina brings so much to ted cruz. she a tireless campaigner, a woman with great business experience. a business leader.
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and most important, she is the person that everybody wants to see debate hillary clinton. if this works out, she'll get that chance, america will love it. >> carly fiorina will gets the chance? she is a vp. hillary clinton is running for president. >> but as you know, the vice-presidential candidate is the person that's used as the quote-unquote attack dog in the campaigns. it will be carly doing her best, sending the message about why hillary shouldn't get the white house. >> okay, i understand. so she'll be the attack dog for ted cruz, but i think ted cruz does a pretty good job himself, and it doesn't seem to be working at the moment. >> well, indiana is pivotal, if he does well next week, and the carly fiorina selection for cruz gives him a boost going into tuesday. >> do you think indiana voters know or are familiar with carly fiorina? >> they know her, and most important, carol, as they get to know her, they will love her.
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the one thing about carly fiorina is she is incredibly likeable. people just plain like carly fiorina. and that's obviously very important element to any campaign, but particularly right now for the cruz campaign. she is a big boost for him. >> well, here is the thing. ted cruz has to do well in california, too, right? he has to do well in indiana, california to survive. and fiorina is from california. they're familiar with her, but she lost her bids for both senator and governor there. where would she resonate in california? >> she lost the u.s. senate in california, carol. she lost to barbara boxer, somebody that most republicans would be even challenged, and carly gave her a tough challenge. it is a pretty blue state. but in the primary, the republican voters there no carly, they like her. she will be a big help. >> so i just want to ask you about the evangelical vote, because that's very important
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for ted cruz, especially in the state of indiana, which is why he is campaigning hard there. but in pennsylvania, ted cruz didn't win the evangelical vote, donald trump did. why was that? >> i'm not sure, carol. to be blunt, that's a mystery to me. he won across the board in pennsylvania, where not many areas expected him to do well. so the trump phenomenon is very real and in some ways, difficult to explain. but both ted cruz and carly fiorina are personally very dedicated evangelical christians, and i think that in the hoosier state, that helps them. >> so if ted cruz does lose indiana, should he just stop? >> that's obviously a call for him to make, but the path forward that comes more difficult if he loses and especially if he loses significantly in indiana. but if he does well in indiana, california coming ahead, the other states on june 7th make it a really different game than it
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looks like today. >> all right, charles gerow, thank you so much for being with me this morning. >> great to be with you again. always a pleasure. >> thank you. still to come in the newsroom, new details into prince's death exposed. what was found on the singer when he died. have allergies. flonase is the first and only nasal spray approved to relieve both itchy, watery eyes and congestion. no other nasal allergy spray can say that. go ahead, embrace those beautiful moments. flonase changes everything. if you have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis isn't it time to let the real you shine through? introducing otezla, apremilast. otezla is not an injection, or a cream. it's a pill that treats plaque psoriasis differently. some people who took otezla saw 75% clearer skin after 4 months. and otezla's prescribing information has no requirement for routine lab monitoring.
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new revelations about the death of prince. a source revealing overnight that prescription opiates were found on the singer when he was discovered unresponsive in his home. drug officials joining the investigation. stephanie elam outside prince's estate this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. yes, investigators are saying that they found these pills, no the only on prince's person, but also within his house. we do know they had already issued a search warrant to go through, they said they were going to leave no stone unturned what they could find related to this. what we do know it is usually
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used as a painkiller. they also believe that when prince's plane was brought down early, when he was traveling back from atlanta about a week before he died in illinois, that he was treated potentially for an overdose of these painkillers. and that it led to some sort of reaction, and that's what he was treated for before he died. what they want to find out is where prince was getting these pills. how he was getting them. and whether or not there was any interaction with any other drug, and see if there was any miss -- wrongdoing in this case. definitely drilling in on this. we won't know what was in his body until those toxicology reports come out and the results of that autopsy, but we could still have a couple of more weeks before we know anything, carol. >> all right, stephanie elam reporting live from minnesota this morning. terrifying close call aboard a delta jet taking off for miami. flight 873 was roaring down the atlanta runway, top speed, when
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donald trump extends an olive branch to one of america's biggest adversaries. on wednesday's foreign policy speech, common ground with russia in order to build a better relationship, but he says he is not afraid to walk away. >> some say the russians won't be reasonable.
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i intend to find out. if we can't make a deal under my administration, a deal that is great, not good, great for america, but also good for russia, then we will quickly walk from the table. it's as simple as that. >> so how is russia responding to the gop front-runner. let's bring in international correspondent, live in moscow. good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning. yeah, the russians are quite happy with the comments that donald trump made. especially when he said he believed there couldn't be just better relations with russia, but could actually be a friendship with russia. no secret that vladimir putin and donald trump have said they believe they can work with one another. we asked ordinary russians how they feel about trump's remarks. here is what they told us. >> it is no secret that donald trump and russian president vladimir putin seem to feel a certain admiration for each other.
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>> he >> translator: brilliant and talented person without a doubt. >> trump is should be tleader ad he is a genius. >> trump fans as well. the key thing about him, his willingness for a break through in russia, this man says. maybe they won't get closer, but at least dialogue. >> translator: and this man add, he is a positive guy and spoke about putin in a good way. he wants positive change in america. in a recent u gov poll, those surveyed in every country said they would take hillary clinton over trump. except in russia. where the donald leads by a landslide. while relations between russia and the obama administration have soured over moscow's policy in ukraine and syria, trump in his foreign policy speech, says he thinks he can work with russia. >> i believe an easing of tensions and improved relations
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with russia from a position of strength . >> reporter: many russians believe it donald trump were to become president, the u.s. would have a more isolationist policy. they think that would lead to fewer disagreements between the u.s. and russia and ultimately to better relations. a recent trump campaign video seemingly lumping putin in with isis as a challenge to america did lead to some anger in the kremlin, but the head of the russian council on foreign and defense policy says vladimir putin still appreciates trump style. >> he basically likes those who are frank, open, and disregard political correctness, and this is exactly the says of mr. trump. >> reporter: it's a style that propelled vladimir putin to several terms as russian prime minister and president. while some believe trump's frankness could carry him all the way into the white house, he still has a long way to go.
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and, of course, carol, the main thing that the russians want is the sanctions against russia to be lifted. now, so far the obama administration has said, yeah, sure, that can happen once russia stops meddling in ukraine. now, yesterday during his speech donald trump did not mention ukraine at all. it's going down very well with the russians, not very well with america's allies in eastern europe. >> frederik pleitgen reporting live from moscow. still to come in the "newsroom," this girl has major love for bruce springsteen and everybody was watching. ov has m love for bruce springsteen and everybody was watching. i have a blog called "daddy doing work", it's funny that i've been in the news for being a dad. windows 10 is great because i need to keep organized. school, grocery shopping. my face can unlock this computer.
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new orleans on april 9th. relatives of eight family members shot execution-style in southern ohio are terrified they could be next. police are providing extra security as the first of the funerals begin today at noon. even though extensive marijuana growing operations were found at three of the four killing sites, police have not publicly speculated on a motive. cnn did talk with one of the family's relatives though. >> hurting gary was like kicking a dog. >> what do you think that says about the people who did this? >> they're cowards. they're simply cowards. i mean -- >> talk to us about how -- >> the whole family was great people. it's senseless. it's just senseless. they were all good people. >> police have questioned dozens of people but have made no arrests so far.
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a night at a texas amusement park nearly turned tragic for a father on a roller coaster with his young son. he was recording his son on the ride when the boy suddenly slipped out of his restraint. when he told the ride operator afterwards, the response was not exactly what he expected. >> i felt the seat belt release. i guess the motion of going down, it threw him to the bottom of the cart and that's when i reached over to grab him. he stated to me that, oh, yeah, i'm sorry about that. that's been happening sometimes. that's when it made me more angry obviously. >> the theme park company apologized to the family. the malfunctioning equipment was later taken off the ride. mega rocker bruce springsteen is not easily upstaged but at his recent new york concert there was one diehard fan in particular who seemed to attract more attention than the boss. >> reporter: when chris christie's made that ever so subtle eye roll -- >> the only thing she's got
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going is the woman's card. >> reporter: as donald trump slammed hillary, we wondered what her husband was thinking. was he reliving his wild and crazy night before? the governor didn't just clap his way through a bruce springsteen concert in brooklyn, he belted his way. ♪ purple rain >> reporter: and played air guitar and took selfies with strangers and then sang with them. and he didn't care that cell phones everywhere were spying on him. he didn't act trapped. he acted free. i have never seen such a display of such pure joy from one man, tweeted a concertgoer. i mean, the guy is rocking out like no one's watching. hey, when you're in a transwith your eyes closed, no one is watching. even christie critics at gawker
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called him a concert hero. guys, chris christie couldn't be cuter if he tried, tweeted another audience member. the new jersey governor has idolized the boss since he was a boy. he's attended over 130 springsteen concerts. politically speaking the governor and the rock star dance to the beat of a different drum er. springsteen, a diehard liberal, turned down christie's request to perform at his first inauguration, but they shook and hugged it out at a hurricane sandy telefon. >> he told me it's official, we're friends. >> reporter: even if the boss did one sing a parody about bridge gait with jimmy fallon. ♪ >> reporter: now the one jamming is the governor. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> oh, jeanne.
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the next hour of cnn "newsroom" starts now. happening now in the "newsroom," cruz and fiorina team up. >> i am pleased to introduce to you the next vice president of the united states, carly fiorina! and trump smacks down. >> cruz can't win. what he is doing picking vice presidents? he can't win, can't win. >> tell that to carly. >> i think the soul of our party is at stake. i think the future of our nation is at stake. plus, bernie sanders says he's in it until the end, but hundreds of his staff members are not. the democratic candidate's campaign overhaul. and the investigation into prince's death. authorities now say they found opiate medication on him when he died. let's talk live in the cnn "newsroom."
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and good morning, i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. ted cruz about to kick off a busy day of campaigning in indiana, and he will share the spotlight with his brand new running mate, carly fiorina. the cruz campaign desperately needs the heavily republican state to show he's a viable candidate to stop donald trump at the convention. the first runner mocking what he calls an act of desperation. >> first of all, you have to look, cruz can't win. what's he doing picking vice presidents? can't win, can't win. you know, on television they say it nicely. he has no path to victory. that's a nice expression, right? no path to victory. he's got no path to victory. he is the first presidential candidate in the history of this country of who's mathematically eliminated from becoming president who chose a vice presidential candidate, okay? >> we are also hearing from that vice presidential candidate this morning.
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cnn's phil mattingly brings us that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. for ted cruz, this is really the ball game. the next five days camping out in indiana and now with the help of carly fiorina, and, carol, it's important to note carly fiorina has been not only a top but a very effective surrogate for ted cruz over the last couple of weeks, particularly in wisconsin in the wake of donald trump's attacks on female voters, on his polling on female voters looking very negative. carly fiorina was the person that the cruz campaign continued to send out. she will play that role but only bigger going forward. take a listen to her perspective on this race. >> the majority of republicans don't want donald trump as their nominee, neither do i. i think we need a conservative. see, for some of us, principles matter, policies matter, values matter, character matters. i know that matters to hoosiers, and so we're going to go fight for principles and policies and values and character that
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represent our party and that will make the future of this nation bright instead of dim. >> reporter: now, carly fiorina, one of a number of republicans who have gotten behind ted cruz over the last couple of weeks. top tier names like mitt romney, certain governors that maybe you wouldn't expect, carly fiorina as well. one person who is not willing to join that bandwagon, john boehner. the former speaker of the house giving remarks at stanford university last night saying ted cruz is, quote, lucifer in the flesh. now, there's obviously a lot of backstory and history between those two. ted cruz causing nightmares for john boehner when he was speaker of the house, but, carol, as we have seen other republicans who are trying to stop donald trump coalesce behind ted cruz's candidate, john boehner not quite there yet, and i don't think he's ever going to get there, carol. >> i don't think so either. i read some of that article and what was it in the "stanford news," that's the newspaper it appeared in. boehner also said he would be willing to vote for trump if he's the nominee, but he would
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not vote for ted cruz if he becomes the nominee, right? >> under any circumstances, carol, and that's really surprising because john boehner is kinged of td of the e pit of establishment republican that is in large part when you talk to those officials been so horrified by donald trump's candidacy. john boehner so offended by what ted cruz did while he was in the senate as john boehner was leading the house that he simply can't go along with it. it's worth noting that as john boehner stated last night, he does have a previous relationship with donald trump and says they're, quote, texting buddies. >> okay. phil mattingly, thanks so much. mr. trump says he will have the required delegates to earn the official nomination and the stop trump movement may be losing steam. so like it or not, many republicans are shaking off their squeamishness. they're making peace with the possibility that mr. trump will be the party's nominee. and that includes the party's leaders on capitol hill. >> reporter: good morning, carol. now, for months republicans were
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very nervous about the donald trump impact down ticket. they thought him as a republican nominee could wipe out their majorities in the senate and possibly even the house. but what we're seeing now is that as trump barrels towards that republican nomination, more and more republicans are starting to embrace the idea of donald trump as the republican nominee. senate majority whip john cornyn, the number two republicans in the senate, in february told me that trump would be an albatross to down ticket republicans. now, yesterday when i asked him what impact trump would have down ticket, he said, well, trump could be a good thing. co- he could expand the electoral map. maybe this would be good for the party, don't worry about it, i think we will be okay. bob corker, who is very close to mitch mcconnell, said trump gave a very good speech on foreign policy and he said he thinks it's a good thing trump scares world leaders. mark sanford, republican congressman, said that we're all
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starting to get around to the idea that donald trump will very likely be the party's nominee. in oregon today on new day, tom coburn, former republican senator, also seemed open to the idea. >> i think he's going to be the nominee. it seems obvious to me at this time. it's going to be pretty hard to stop him, and what i would say is he's probably wearing on people where they're starting to see something besides superlatives and starting to see some substance. >> reporter: i should caution a number of republicans still are in the so-called never trump moved. lindsey graham said with trump as a nominee we will get creamed this november. other republicans say something similar. you are seeing a split on capitol hill but more and more republicans are open to the idea. >> all right. thank you. the woman card is still being dealt this morning as "gq"
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magazine rolls out a devastating interview with mrs. donald trump. the article so unflattering, mel lana trump spoke out on her facebook page saying this is another ample of the dishonest media and their i was ingenuous reporting. it was written by a journalist who was looking to make a name for herg and who clearly had an agenda when going after my family. they begin the article by calling mrs. trump's accent a kind of dreamy tran sill vainian. it goes on to portray her as a traditional wife who does not interfere in her husband's business affairs. a trump friend and stylist told gq she stays in her lane. when asked she gives her opinion but otherwise stays out of it. he adds she'd be great at picking out china patterns. a high school friend said she's smart for the things she's interested in, like jewelry. she's not stupid, she's not
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bimbo, but she's not especially clever. with good morning. kalie, your thoughts on this article? >> yeah, i think it's appalling. when you read the article, they call her essentially a physical specimen. they say she's obedient, short on substance. perhaps the most appalling part of it all is she seem to criticize her or berate her for being a traditional wife who doesn't have a nanny, who has decided to stay home and raise her child herself. it's really a disaster. and, you know, there's been a lot of talk about sexism over the last few days, but the only evidence i have seen of sexism is this article. it really is disturbing especially the way they dismiss women all across america from the east to west coast who have made the choice to stay home with their families. i am ashamed of "gq" for doing this and putting her and her family through this. >> it's interesting, s.e., that the article was written by a woman. and julia is a well known writer
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and i was very disappointed in this piece. i think she's a great writer. she usually covers very substantive issues like russian foreign policy and human rights abuses in russia. this was, i thought, very much sort of a tabloid piece on -- hit job on melania that i really thought was beneath julia and her writing. as kayleigh said, i completely agree, it was incredibly dismissive of melania's role in her family, of melania's intellect, of melania's value, and i thought kind of dirty in the way that she goes after melan melania's family back home. look, melania is going to have to get some thicker skin. she is a public person whether she likes it or not. not just because her husband is running for president but because she was an international model and then married a very famous person and was sort of out and about. she's going to have to get
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thicker skin as we go forward, but at the same time i was really disappointed in this piece. >> and she appears to be such a shy woman too. but something the article also points out, kayleigh, is that the trumps live a far different lifestyle than most americans and, of course, the trumps are trying to appeal to the masses. for example, this is how it's put in that article. melania says she travels rarely but when she does she leaves her son with the help. donald trump recently tweeted about his stay in indiana. quote, staying at a holiday inn express. new and clean. not bad. donald trump, jr. has described his dad as a blue collar billionaire, so how should we perceive the trumps? >> yeah, you know, you're exactly right that the article does go to great lengths to try to portray them as opulent and out of touch, but the fact is, you know, donald trump's message has resonated with people of all income levels, and he's really brought in this blue collar strain to the party that the
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republican party has had a hard time getting all the way all along. and, you know, i think that there's a lot in the article despite all ever its flaw that is people can resonate with. the fact that melania doesn't have a nanny. there are people across the country who do have nannies who come from middle-income levels and high-income levels but she's shunned that idea around opted to raise her family herself. i think there are a lot of traditional value that is can be pieced together throughout the article that will really make this family resonate with americans across the country. >> so s.e., i do think character will be an issue as this campaign moves forward into the general election, right? if donald trump is going to bring up bill clinton's character, for example, is it fair game to dig into melania's character too? >> look, bill clinton is a former president. bill clinton is completely open for scrutiny -- >> let's separate out his policies from his personal life. let's just focus on his personal life, right? so is it fair game -- >> yes, but his personal life
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was very much a part of his presidential experience, you know, as i'm sure you remember. so it's not gratuitous i think to go after both bill and hillary clinton's, you know, marital issues because they were so public, and i think really do go to character. donald trump is completely open for scrutiny when it comes to his character and i have been i think pretty vocal about expressing some skepticism about his character. but, you know, i think giving all these lavish details about the opulent lifestyle they live and her skin cream line and her health regimen, i mean, look, the american people already know that donald trump is wealth yes. you doesn't hide the fact he's wealthy. he's not pretending to be something that he's not. there is plenty to go on donald trump after on his character and policies without going to the little town in slovenia that she grew up in and interviewing her
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friends. it seemed really gratuitous and beneath julia's usually excellent writing. >> right, right. although i'm just thinking back right now to 2008 and what was said about michelle obama. people certainly dug into her background and some of the things they came up with was not so complimentary. is this just what happens when you run for president? >> it does happen. i don't think it should. i agree with s.e. completely that bill clinton is a different situation because he was a former president. hillary clinton was complicit in a lot of his policies like nafta, the health care efforts, so that -- >> i'm talking about their personal life with the clintons, with it's monica lewinsky -- that kind of thing. >> that's fair game. that happened in the oval office and many people say hillary clinton went to great lengths to demonize the victims of sexual assault all the while she's tweeting out that victims of sexual assault deserve to be heard and believed while she actively demeaned them so that's completely fair game. michelle obama, what she went through was awful. she was not in the public light.
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she didn't deserve that. melania doesn't serve it. generally speaking, yes, spouses should be out of it. >> interesting conversation. thank you so both of you. still to come in the "newsroom," hillary clinton focusing on november and updating her husband's famous campaign refrain, it's still the economy, stupid. ♪ i like it. wait, you shot that? your sister shot this? she calls it, "onions." it's beautiful. and it's just an onion. put this on our homepage now. people need to see this. the rules of cinema have changed. this is the work of a major artist. i heard she shot the whole thing on an iphone. i'm gonna make a movie about snap peas. who's gonna watch a movie about snap peas? can i have three tickets for "onions" please? this was like seeing the onion on a molecular level. this is talent. why are we not representing it? now i know the truth. [crying]
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thoughtful republican, you know their approach is not going to build an america where we increase opportunity or decrease inequality. i want you to keep imagining a tomorrow where instead of building walls, we're breaking down barriers. we are making it more likely that americans will be part of a prosperous, inclusive, decent society. >> with me now, jackie kucinich, the washington bureau chief of the daily beast. >> hi, carol. >> you hear hillary clinton start to pivot and talk about middle-class woes. is it time for her to pivot now that bernie sanders has laid off those campaign staffers? >> you know, she's been trying to pivot toward the general election for some time now, but bernie sanders has held on, and now it feels like she's starting to get even more there because bernie sanders is losing steam in terms of being a contender for the nomination.
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he needs 97% -- he is 97% away or something. it's mathematically almost impossible for bernie sanders, so she really can start turning the page. but the other thing you're hearing her do is reach out to bernie sanders' supporters to try to bring them in the fold because she needs that enthusiasm, and they needs shows people who have been so vocal for bernie sanders to come to her side too. so i listen more for that as well as we go forward in the next month or so. >> i talked to a bernie sanders supporter yesterday, she under no circumstance would ever vote for hillary clinton, nothing. i had a democratic strategist on with her and hillary clinton supporter. nothing she said could change this young woman's mind. so how badly does hillary clinton need those young voters since she has core voters from other demographics that will -- that may help her win the -- help her win the presidency. >> well it all depends on who she's pitted against, and, you know, what the electorate is
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going to look like, but the enthusiasm that those supporters have generated will certainly be helpful to hillary clinton. she hasn't done well with young people this entire, you know, primary. they've almost all voted for bernie sanders when you look at the polling from each state. that said, you know, it really -- again, it depends because you're right, she does have a core base of support in other areas. >> among african-americans, for example, among older women certainly, right? >> yeah, absolutely. >> but i guess the question is will those blocks of voters be enough for her or does she really desperately need that block of i don't think voters that bernie sanders has? >> i do wonder how many are actually in the camp of i will never vote for hillary clinton ever. i was in prospect park during bernie sanders' really large rally, and also i heard this in new hampshire as well, that, you know, these voters were -- these young people were voting for
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bernie sanders, but at the end of the day they didn't want a republican president, so they would vote for hillary clinton in a general. and, again, that's just my own experience talking to voters but i do wonder how big that bloc of #neverhillary actually is. >> i guess we won't know until much later, right? >> true. >> a question about hillary clinton pivoting, is she experimenting right now with messaging for a general election? >> oh, i'm sure. i mean, there are things you know you're going to hear again, particularly if she's faced with donald trump. some of the messaging she's had with women. she's talking a lot about manufacturing. i'm in indiana right now. some of her broader messages about the middle class. you can imagine that that's going to be a theme, and, yeah, right now is the time where you test those messages before you have to go into a general and face that broader audience. >> so we haven't heard her like hard core campaign rhetoric right at the moment. >> we'll get there. there's plenty of time for that.
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but i'm not sure what you mean by hard core. i think she has been campaigning on her core values. she has been pushed to the left by bernie sanders in some cases, and i'm sure you'll hear some differences maybe with her original minimum wage pitch versus the one bernie sanders has, but i think we're going to hear a lot of the same hillary going into the general. i wouldn't imagine it being extremely dramatically different on a couple months. >> all right. jackie insight. >> thanks, carol. still to come in the "newsroom," thed dea is now investigating prince's death. what was found on the music legend when he died, next.
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checking some top stories for you at 27 minutes past. an air strike that hit a syrian hospital kills 27 people. the syrian observatory for human rights says three children died along with one of the last pediatricians in aleppo. the hospital supported by doctors without borders was well known in the rebel-held area. it is unclear what country the fighter jet was attached to, the fighter jet that hit that hospital. vice president joe biden makes a surprise visit to iraq to talk about isis. just a couple hours ago, biden landed in baghdad to meet with iraq's political leaders. he's delivering an in-person plea to end the ongoing political crisis there. the obama white house is worried it's distracting baghdad from fighting the proper groterror g. a former deputy who shot and killed an unarmed black man in
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tulsa has been convicted of manslaughter. robert baites thought he had pulled out his taser when he pulled out his gun and shot him in the back. bates could face up to four years in prison. a white knuckle emergency stop for the passengers and crew aboard a delta jet seconds before taking off for miami. flight 873 was roaring down the runway at top speed in atlanta when a landing plane suddenly crossed right in front of it. the delta pilot slammed on the brakes with seconds to spare. >> delta 873 cancel take off. delta 873 cancel takeoff. sorry about that. make the right turn on taxiway mike and you can taxi normally. >> we'll make a right turn and get ourself in order. >> go all the way down on mike.
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sorry about that. that was my mistake guys. >> okay. yeah we're going to exit here at mike 6 and we'll go back. we'll have to do a little brake temperature check and whatnot. we actually had to double-check to make sure we heard you right. so that's why it took us so long. sorry. >> that's okay. no, it's my mistake, guys. sorry about that. >> people were shaken up by the incident but no one was hurt and the flight did eventually take off. and good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you for joining me. new possibly major clues in the death of prince this morning. a source revealing to cnn that opioid medication was found on the singer when he was discovered unresponsive inside his paisley park compound. according to one official, investigators now say they believe it was a reaction to that pain medication that led to prince's health scare aboard a many about a week before his death. that same official says prince was treated for a potential
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overdose following that emergency landing. drug enforcement officials are now joining the investigation. with me to talk about that is board certified pain physician dr. william maroni, also the deputy chief medical examiner for bay county, michigan. >> thank you for having me. >> thank you for being here. when we say -- i can never say that word, opioid medication, what do we mean by that? what kind of drugs? >> okay. opioids are from the general family that we usually have called opiates because they come from opium. morphine and codeine, which we use for 5,000 years basically are derived from opium. and opioids are just a new type of century's opioids that are chemically modified to last longer. we've used morphine for pain for 5,000 years but it only lasts
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two or three hours. so if we chemically modify morphine, you get hydrocodone, oxycodone. it may last five or six hours. and then a formulation change, you can take it once or twice a day. and the illegal drug, heroin, belongs to the same family. >> gotcha. okay. so authorities now say that prince suffered an overdose on board that plane, and the plane landed in illinois and he was treated for it. so how much -- is there any way that you would know how much medication you would have to take for an overdose? >> here is the important part. if it was an accidental overdose because it was pain management gone terribly wrong, it could have happened because he had a respiratory infection, he had sleep deprivation and there's a lot of other things that go on that reduce your recipetory capacity. you just can't breathe the same
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with a respiratory overdose, so what's an ordinary amount of pain medicine now becomes high risk and life threatening. and that's why he needed the possible reversal. this is the medicine, it's called know lox own, and it is a one cc injection, and it reverses the overdose. now, you can get it injected, and it goes in a muscle or in a vein, but if you get a nasal applicator and you put it up the nose, i don't know if you can see that -- >> we can. >> and all across america we've been -- according to the obama initiative, the three-point plan to reduce opiate overdose accidents, know lox yon education and distribution to pain patients, not just people with substance use disorder, about you to pain patients to
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reduce possible accidents like this. >> so going back to prince and the overdose and that sort of treatment that you just demonstrated for us, i know that doctors wanted him to stay overnight in the hospital. there wasn't a private room, so he did not. how serious was that decision for prince to leave and go back home? >> here is why that was a very important decision. if you overdose on medications in the opioid family and that drug lasts five, six, seven, eight hours, when you get the reversal, when you get the rever reversal, this only lasts 45 minutes. so you might need two or three of these and then right after that you have to reduce the level of the medication you're taking, and you have to see a doctor who is smart enough in managing the risk. and that's really where -- when
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the federal government looks into this, they're going to want to see did the person who was managing the pain understand the risk and did they have enough experience in this or was this a doctor that didn't understand in high-risk pain patients, we give this and say if you have an accident, you have this at home. this is now a standard of care, not just pain medicine. >> so a last question, so if prince took another kind of drug when he was home or more pain medication, then that could have triggered another overdose perhaps? >> and it would be something as simple as a muscle relaxer, a sleeping pill, so now you've stacked medications that reduce respiratory drive, and you stack them on top of somebody who may have a pulmonary infection.
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so this may have been a terrible pain management crisis that went wrong, and that's where they need to look at his prescription record. they need to look and see if the doctor understood the risk management, and this is an epidemic sweeping across america separate from drug addiction. mismanagement of pain is -- it's just heart braeking rigbreaking. >> doctor, thank you so much for helping us understand. still to come in the "newsroom," donald trump dishes out advice to bernie sanders. why he says sanders should run as an independent. up next, ralph nader will weigh in.
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it's the question on many democrats' minds, if bernie sanders does drop out, will he try to unify the party and rally around hillary clinton? donald trump has other ideas. he says bernie sanders has been treated terribly by the democrats, both with delegates and otherwise. he should show them and run as an independent. former south carolina governor jim hodges tells politico, bernie sanders has, quote, a couple of options. he could be a teddy kennedy type that loses the nomination and moves on to cement his position in the democratic universe or he could be ralph nader. some democrats, of course, blame nader for taking away votes from al gore in 2000 when he ran as a green party candidate. ralph nader joins me now. welcome, sir. >> welcome. well, you have just repeated another canard on the 2000 campaign, carol. basically the election was stolen from gore in florida.
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he lost his home state of tennessee and then you had the 5-4 supreme court decision blocking the recount in florida the florida supreme court ordered. let's not use the green parties a a scapegoat that the democrats always do. but why should bernie sanders drop out? is there going to be a scandal with hillary clinton? those transcript and closed door meetings with the bank he ers a other corporations could be released. the superdelegates are not bound. he made a good point, bernie, when he said he wants to go all the way to the convention so everyone -- ending up in california, every voter can have a right to vote for the candidate of their choice. i think donald trump should release his income tax. he keeps saying he's working on it, he's working on it, but he has no intention ever disclosing the fraud that he's not worth what he is, that he doesn't give money to philanthropy, that he has very shady dealings in his business practices.
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so let's focus on the colossus of ignorance as somebody called donald trump. >> well, a lot of democrats fear that donald trump could win if, let's say, bernie sanders decides to run as an independent. should he do that? >> well, he's said repeatedly he's going to support the democratic nominee, whoever the democratic nominee is, and he's a believable person. he doesn't dissemble. so that takes care of that. apart from the fact it's getting very late to get on all the ballots. it's almost impossible now even if he wanted to do it. >> if you were in sanders' position now, what would you do? >> well, i would never have run in the democratic party, so that's a question i cannot answer. he ran in the democratic party and he's doing very, very well. in fact, if independent voters could vote in those primaries this last tuesday, he would have won them all. he won rhode island because independent candidates could vote in the democratic primary.
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so he really is ahead in the polls against trump, ahead of hillary against trump, and by the way, trump is not a sure thing. he's got a lot of vulnerabilities, and he can't keep his mouth shut as everybody knows to the delight of the ratings of cnn and fox news. >> you know, i wanted to ask you this because doesn't the sanders campaign and also donald trump's campaign prove that a viable third party will soon be reality? >> i think that's coming, carol. but not this cycle. and it may come in 2020. by then the electoral college may be replaced by this growing interstate compact movement where california, new york, maryland, and other states are pledged that if they get to 270 electoral votes, they will throw their electoral votes behind any presidential candidate who won the national popular vote. in effect, neutralizing the
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electoral college, and that will open it up to more candidates, more voices, more choices. and also i think it would bring in the civil society. you notice how elections now in america are like removed from the democratic arena? i mean all these citizen groups who know what they're talking about, local, regional, national, energy, health care, tax reform, they're never part of the electoral dialogue, and we have a major gathering in constitution hall on may 23, 24, 25, 26 to really develop a resurgence of the civil society. without the civil society, you don't get good politics. you didn't get a good future for our country. if your interested in attending go to breaking through it's never been held at this scale before in american history, carol. >> all right. and is that in part thanks to
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bernie sanders and donald trump? >> pardon? >> is that in part like the popularity of such an event, is that due in large part because of this election? >> yes, because, you know, you can't remove the civil society from the electoral process. that's why the lectelectoral prs becomes customeri icommercialal becomes stupefying. they get away with erroneous statements and the press can't catch up with these terrible errors on the part of the candidates. i have never seen a thing like it. the dialogue is extremely vacuous but extremely substantive in a sense. the press has to lift the candidates to higher levels of accountability. >> ralph nader, thank you so much for your insight. i appreciate it. still to come in the "newsroom," what was it like to
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be raised by gloria vanderbilt? a candid look at her life next. be good.
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why are you guys texting grandma? it was him. it was him. keep your family connected. app-connect. on the newly redesigned passat. from volkswagen. born in wealth, fame, and tragedy. hbo documentary "nothing left unsaid" is delving into the life of gloria vanderbilt. her journey revealed through a series of candid conversations with her son asking the questions. >> hey, mom. hey, mom. >> hi, sweetheart. >> how are you? how are you? >> are you exhausted? >> a little tired. i'm all right. >> how are you doing? >> why did you want -- why did you agree to do this?
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>> i guess because i'm a ham. >> anderson cooper, of course, is her son. he's with me. she's so lovely. >> she is. she's amazing. >> she's so charming. >> she's 92 and she's sort of the most youthful and modern person i know. she believes the next great love is around the corner. she's very optimistic. >> i can't imagine saying what your mom says. >> i know. >> actually, i can't imagine asking questions of my mother that -- >> i actually hope this film and the book we did "rainbow comes and goes" that people get to know particularly an aging parent before it's too late. that's the whole idea of "nothing left unsaid." there was all this stuff i didn't know about my mom's life and all these secrets i started discovering that became this film. >> i think it's difficult for people to see their parents as people. >> absolutely. yeah. >> you see aur parent as your parent. >> and then it's too late, they're gone. it's really important to take the time we have with them and
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that's what i did. i sat from the time my mom was 91 and 92, we decided to change the conversation, you know, and have a real conversation about her life and all the things i didn't know. >> so what was the most startling thing you learned? >> she's had this epic, incredible life of incredible love and loss and triumphs and tragedies. she dated marlon brando and howard hughes. she has this incredible drive and determination. i think that's what came across. there was one point it was funny in the film where i ask her -- i'm talking to her about just about me as a kid and she told me -- well, i'll show you. take a look. i think my dad helped my mom learn what a parent was supposed to do and see what a relationship with children could be like. >> when you were born, i was sure it was going to be a girl. >> you really wanted a girl? >> oh, i was meant to have
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daughters. >> i won't take it personally. >> thanks a lot, mom. >> yeah, thanks, mom. >> well, it looks like a lovely documentary. >> it's a really great film. i hope people like it. >> it's great. i have seen it. anderson, thanks for stopping by. "nothing left unsaid" airs tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on cnn. i'll be right back. let's celebrate these moments... this woman... this cancer patient... christine... living her life... loving her family. moments made possible in part by the breakthrough science of advanced genomic testing. after christine exhausted the standard treatment options for her disease, doctors working with the center for advanced individual medicine at cancer treatment centers of america suggested advanced genomic testing.
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tonight's episode of cnn's original series requesting the '80s" focuses on the end of the cold war and the famous words "tear down that wall."
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>> many conservatives thought reagan had been charmed by gorbachev, and reagan actually had more problem dealing with his hard right than he did the left. so reagan had to constantly let the right know, i know what i'm doing. >> reagan was being accused already of getting soft on communism, but he hadn't forgotten the problems we still had. europe is still divided. there was still a berlin wall. >> there is one sign the soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace. mr. gorbachev, open this gate. mr. gorbachev, tear down this wall. >> it was perfect. it was beautiful, and he had to insist on keeping it in the speech, and he did it. don't let anybody tell you it was a staffer or anybody else
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that did that. >> in the soviet union gorbachev decides to do something bold and he says let's separate sdi from reducing the nuclear stockpile. once he does this, it opens up the possibility for a third summit. >> relive the '80s tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern only on cnn. thank you for joining me today. i'm carol costello. "at this hour with berman and bolduan" starts now. ted cruz is lucifer in the flesh, the most miserable son of rhymes with witch he has ever worked with. those insults not from donald trump but from john boehner emerging from the shadows to torch ted cruz before the race of his life. >> what does that mean for the never trump movement? why the republican establishment is warming up to the billionaire. chilling new details about


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