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one of the democratic national convention. amidst protests and screaming and shouter speaker after speaker calls for unity behind hillary clinton. did it work? welcome back to "early start." live at the democratic national convention in philadelphia. i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is tuesday, july 26th. it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. we are here's at the cnn grill. we are talking about last night. calls for unity and endorsements for hillary clinton on night one of the democratic national convention. the day began or dominated with the disgruntled with the bernie sanders supporters. it started with the speech that some are placing in the convention halls of fame. then there was bernie sanders
himself. joining us now is cnn's phil mattingly outside the grill. hi, phil. >> reporter: christine, for the clinton campaign, it was a dual-pronged approach. inside the arena, ease the tension that was flaring through the day, as you noted, christine. outside the arena, ease the concern who has a negative view of hillary clinton. what better way to do that is roll out the biggest stars speaker after speaker and vouching for clinton as the person and clinton's character. take a listen. >> what i admire most about hillary is she never buckles under pressure. she never takes the easy way out. and hillary clinton has never quit on anything in her life. i'm with her.
>> together with hillary clinton as our president, america, we will rise. god bless america. let us rise together. >> a woman who fights for children, for women, for health care, for human rights. a woman who fights for all of us. we're here today because our choice is hillary clinton. i'm with hillary. >> any objective observer will conclude that based on her ideas and her leadership, hillary clinton must become the next president of the united states. hillary clinton will make an outstanding president and i am proud to stand with her tonight. >> reporter: obviously the bernie sanders speech was a very big moment. he was the last speaker of the night. there has a lot of lead-up to that moment, but it was michelle
obama with the most important speech not because of content, but because it was a tipping point for the first day of the convention. there had been a raucous scene and delegation breakfast and protest outside. inside the arena are boos and chants and screaming leading up to michelle obama. she had the biggest speech of the night. "the new york daily news" moved away from the raucous protest and went with michelle obama. the clinton campaign fully plan to fully deploy the first lady as a surrogate proving her worth last night. there were not just big speakers last night, but a pair of big names tonight. michael bloomberg and the independent has decided to endorse clinton, but speak at the convention. then bill clinton. former president of the united
states. he will also be speaking tonight. keep an eye on the simmering tensions below the surface. moved aside for the time being, but they still exist. guys. >> they are still there. the michelle obama speech silenced critics. thank you, phil. let's discuss with our team. josh rogin is here. columnist for the washington post. three commentators to walk us through. angela rye. we have john phillips as well as strategist bob beckel. everyone was talking about how well the speech was delivered and how she was able to weave to bring it back together to hillary clinton. there was one moment that every person there had goose bumps. when she wakes up every morning
in a house built by slaves. >> leaders like hillary clinton who has the guts and grace to keep coming back and putting those cracks in the highest and hardest glass ceiling until she finally breaks through. lifting all of us along with her. that is the story of this country. the story that has brought me to this stage tonight. the story of generations of people who felt the lash of bondage. the sting of segregation. but kept on striving and doing what needed to be done so today i wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. and i watch my daughters.
two beautiful intelligent black young women playing with their dogs on the white house lawn. and because of hillary clinton, my daughters and all our sons and daughters, now take for granted that a woman can be president of the united states. >> i love watching your face, angela rye. you have seen it several times now. >> it is like new every single time. i can't get over the fact she did such a good job. it's not just because she is the current first lady and knows that experience. it is not because she is this beautiful, strong, african-american lawyer. it is also because think about the bridge they had to build in the 2008 election. this is someone who is now
hillary clinton's most compelling surrogates. they had a bitter battle for what they were putting together today. the ticket of unity. she was the perfect messenger. more compelling than bernie sanders. >> john phillips, we had a bit of this in the republican convention. no one can say anything bad about ivanka trump. likewise, i just watched you watching the clip of michelle obama. i can tell you were impressed by the political impact. >> she is one of the most popular figures in the democratic party, but american polit politics. she took the personal and political and bake it into the cake and make it seem natural. that is something that hillary clinton has a hard time doing. the one time i can think of where she did that was in new hampshire when she started tearing up when she ran back in 2008. the public sees her as an operator. the public sees her as
democrat's nixon or "house of cards" operator. if she wants people to trust her, she has to find a way to do what michelle obama did last night. >> it is smart of the clinton campaign and michelle obama to focus on the historic context of hillary clinton potentially becoming the first woman of the united states. it draws a contrast. i know the clinton people think this way. make america great again. in other words, looking backw d backwards. they want to portray as looking forward. that is an opportunity for them. >> she said the america i live in is great. you heard elizabeth warren say america is rich. you need to address income inequality. i want to play another sound bite from michelle obama. you have two attacks against hillary clinton. one from the trump people who call her crooked hillary and one from the bernie sanders people
who are angry with what they see as machinations by the dnc. listen to the trust issue. >> i trust hillary to lead this country because i have seen her life long devotion to the nation's children. not just her own daughter who she has raised to perfection, but every child who needs a champion. kids who take the long way to school to avoid the gangs. kids who wonder how they will ever afford college. kids whose parents don't speak a word of english, but dream of a better life. kids who turn to us to determine who and what they can be. hillary has spent decades doing the relentless thankless work to make a difference in their lives. >> bob beckel, she is flipping
the script. hillary has been around so long. she is part of the establishment. she is flipping the script. she has been around so long and trying to work for people so long. this is the chance to get her to the final marker. >> i think that is a good point. also, i caught the glimpse of john lewis in the audience. there is a person -- my dad worked on the civil rights movement. john lewis was there at the beginning. beat up and jailed. to watch this happen this night, to see john lewis and that continuity is what she has done here for hillary clinton. let's remember, she is the most popular politician in the country. her favorabilities are higher and lower. they rolled her out at the right time. now they have something left in her. she will do well. >> you will see that speech cut up in a lot of ads in places like ohio, pennsylvania, florida and colorado in the coming
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john berman. the democrats came into the convention saying they would portray an optimistic vision for the country. a contrast, they say, to what they call the darkness of the republican's world view. but the democratic version of sunny and bright is a full frontal throw the sink at him assault of donald trump. that is what they did. our panel is back. including political commentator amanda carpenter. let's talk about the attack on donald trump and cory booker who went to the heart of the democrats over donald trump. listen to senator booker. >> here in philadelphia, let us declare again that we will be a free people. free from here and intimidatioi. we are a nation of inter dependence and america, love always trumps hate. let us declare.
>> josh, i was saying it felt like he was just yelling this speech. you were saying in the crowd, he was trying to yell over the bernie supporters. >> two perceptions. he was very loud at the beginning and he seemed to have the crowd with him at the end. the crowd got with him. by the end, he had them with him. >> most people who heard the speech weren't in the room. you could hear him all of the country. >> that is not fair, john. >> he was quoting the founding fathers so much, i thought we were at the tea party. >> i appreciated that. i think the other thing that is interesting, we can say donald trump was hit hard at this convention. we have to draw a contrast. what i mean by that is we should
say love trumps hate. she doesn't want to abolish the second amendment. these are pointing out facts and using his words. >> they are calling donald trump a racist. >> i think he has demonstrated he will pander to racist. >> the speakers did not go at donald trump, but the videos did they played if between with donald trump's words and mocking the disabled reporters. >> the speakers did not want to do that, but they want donald trump in his own words doing that. that is something i expect to play out. >> do you think the viewers at home get that distention? >> no, but all of these things are testing it. you want to see what works. we know now donald trump's mocking of the disabled reporter works. they had the little girl come
out with the disease. they will keep going there. frankly, i was surprised to see how hard the democrats went on illegal immigration. i can predict what radio will talk about. they had illegal immigrants on the stage. they are overplaying their hand. the only reason why he is a dominant candidate is because he went hard on illegal immigrants. hillary clinton is saying we won't break up families. we won't deport anybody. donald trump is saying i'll deport everybody. there is no middle ground. it will be very interesting with the election. i think hillary clinton staked out too extreme of a position. >> elizabeth warren is doubling down. she said when you look at the donald trump position. that is a position of fear and hate. you want to beat that spectrum. listen to what elizabeth warren said. >> here's the really ugly
underside to his pitch. trump thinks he can win votes by fanning the flames of fear and hatred. by turning neighbor against neighbor. by persuading you in america is your fellow americans. people who don't look like you or don't talk like you or don't worship like you. he picked a vice president famous for trying to make it legal to openly discriminate against gays and lesbians. that's donald trump's america. >> they're trying to show the democratic vision of america and the donald trump america in very dark tones. >> it is based on the numbers. when you look at the numbers for donald trump and minorities and swing states and the southwest, the numbers are clear. he's doing terrible with minorities and hispanic-americans and african-americans. he says the hispanics love me. that was in the republican primary.
they're leaning on their advantage here. opening the field. >> donald trump just widened his gap in a big way which is a big concern, bob beckel? >> these post-convention surveys are not worth looking at. with all do respect, cnn paid for it. >> paid for me, too. >> and for me. let's remember that 17% of the electorate will be hispanic. 30% will be of color. when ronald reagan won in 1980, he took 53% of the white vote and won take landslide. if donald trump is going to win and he has the negatives he has among people of color and they held up and he will, he has to win almost 80% of the white vote which is why i listen to people say trump's got a shot. i'll go out on a limb. he doesn't have close to a shot.
hillary clinton could beat him from the maximum security jail. >> all right. we will leave it there. that is something to think about. >> how does that work with elections law? >> let's think about that and come bag after the break with donald trump and mike pence on the road together for the first time as running mates. trump has a new nickname for hillary clinton. bob beckel, it will be interesting to hear that. >> i want what bob is asking for. i want both. s wh u could apply for a medicare supplement insurance plan whenever you want. no enrollment window. no waiting to apply. that means now may be a great time to shop for an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. medicare doesn't cover everything. and like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, these help cover some of what medicare doesn't pay. so don't wait. call now to request your free decision guide. it could help you find the aarp medicare supplement plan that works for you. these types of plans have
virginia on monday. debuting this new nickname for hillary clinton. >> why did hillary get rid of her middle name? huh? hillary. why did she get rid of it? hillary rotten clinton. right? maybe that's why. it's too close. no, no, it's too close. it's too close. you think mike pence would say this? i don't think so. >> lashed out at hillary clinton saying she is low energy and she needs naps. >> i need a nap. >> you know what? we all need sleep. democrats pushing for unity on night one of their convention. did it work and will they nap? that's next.
there is only one person who i trust with that responsibility. only one person who i believe is truly qualified to be president of the united states and that is our friend hillary clinton. >> glowing endorsements for hillary clinton on the first night of the democratic national convention. a party working hard to unify behind its nominee and against donald trump. did it work? welcome back to "early start" at the democratic national convention here in philadelphia. i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. about 31 minutes past the hour. we are live this morning at the cnn grill. night one of the democratic convention. like an entire season of "downton abbey." tears and euphoria and al
franken. the day began with the sense it may be dominated and overshadowed by disgruntled bernie sanders supporters outside of the arena and on the floor of the arena and a speech by michelle obama, some calling it one of the greatest convention speeches of the generation. it silenced the crowd first and brought them to their feet and bernie sanders took the stage. joining us now with a recap is phil mattingly. phil, a roller coaster of emotion. >> reporter: no question. if unity was the goal, it is clear work needed to be done. the clinton campaign and the democratic national convention made it clear they had a murderer's row of sorts of stars lined up to try to address the concerns. not just on the floor of the wells fargo center here in philadelphia, but at the broader electorate. as hillary clinton as a politician and character as a person. take a listen to how each
vouched for the democratic nominee. >> what i admire most about hillary is that she never buckles under pressure. she never takes the easy way out. and hillary clinton has never quit on anything in her life. i'm with her. >> together with hillary clinton as our president, america, we will rise. god bless america. let us rise together. >> a woman who fights for children, for women, for health care, for human rights. a woman who fights for all of us. we're here today because our choice is hillary clinton. i'm with hillary. >> any objective observer will conclude that based on her ideas and her leadership, hillary
clinton must become the next president of the united states. hillary clinton will make an outstanding president and i am proud to stand with her tonight. >> reporter: you guys obviously saw a lot of big names. there was one unquestioned star of the night. that was first lady michelle obama. in a speech that jabbed trump without mentioning his name, but giving a ringing endorsement of hillary clinton. a person over the course of the last eight years, there were not always great ties to. michelle obama walked away from the night as a surrogate that the clinton campaign wants to deploy over and over again throughout the course of the campaign. she was so effective "the new york daily news" changed the front page to reflect her impact on the convention. that is no small thing. leading up to the michelle obama speech, guys, it was
tension-filled to say the least in the arena. there was booing and mocking and chanting. michelle obama started and that all stopped. that may have been a tipping point. what a night tonight. bill clinton will take the stage to speak. before that, another opportunity for bernie sanders fans who have not gotten on the hillary clinton bus, a point to cause trouble. a roll call. you want to talk about how they are working together behind the scenes. they have been working the same office together on a whip operation to control and make sure that doesn't get away from them during the course of the day. then, bill clinton maybe trying to set the record for longest convention speech ever beating donald trump last week. we will have to see. >> we will have to see. thanks, phil. we're back to discuss the first night of the democratic national convention. i want to play more of the
michelle obama sound. she was the headline last night. one particular part of her speech is getting a lot of attention. she talked -- she said they will go low and we're going to go high. she said america is the best place on earth. then she threw this thread from slavery to the house she lives in to her daughters. >> leaders like hillary clinton who has the guts and grace to keep coming back and putting those cracks in the highest and hardest glass ceiling until she finally breaks through. lifting all of us along with her. that is the story of this country. the story that has brought me to this stage tonight. the story of generations of people who felt the lash of
bondage. the sting of segregation. but hoped to do what needed to be done so today i wake up in a house that was built by slaves. and i watch my daughters, two beautiful intelligent black young women playing with their dogs on the white house lawn. and because of hillary clinton my daughters and all our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be president of the united states. >> a pretty effective advocate for hillary clinton in the weeks
ahead. >> 100%. part of what i hear when i listen to that is i think about the election in 2008 and i remember feeling like there's no way this country's going to elect a black man. it happened. it was surreal. this is not as big of a deal, necessarily, but this year, when they announced they were going to put harriet tubman on the $20 bill and it was a big deal for me. i remember feeling like it was almost stolen when donald trump and ben carson were saying, they can put her on the $2 bill because literally it felt like being cheapened. this moment to me is just major because i think about it every time. the pressure i experienced walk f ing in to take the bar exam. don talked about it on this show early early. not this show, but his show earlier. the pressure and pride he feels
going into the building every day. i think it is so important for all of americans to hear that perspective. we don't all share the same journey. >> it was the big strategic reason for the speech, bob beckel. there was a tactic thing that she did. she said i trust hillary clinton to dot, dot, dot. trust and hillary clinton have not gone hand-in-hand. those are some of the worst numbers we have seen in a candidate. >> if it was about trust, this race will be over right now. her numbers with only get better. she has spent 25 years in the public light. she has been on the defensive all the time. after a while, you will get to the point where you will be defensive yourself and people will be out there saying, maybe there must be something there. i can't think of a single thing. the e-mail issue where she deserved to get the heat she did.
i think this is why it comes back to what happens on thursday night. it is so important. as we rise to that standard. >> it is effective because you have the speakers making the argument. follow your head. elizabeth warren and bernie sanders. this is smart and in your interest. you have michelle obama saying follow your heart. this meets the aspiration of women and minorities. you will see more of that tonight. when bill clinton takes the stage, his job is to humanize hillary clinton. who she was when she was a lawyer and when they first met. that is the story americans have not heard. >> the clinton thing, bill clinton, however, to young voters, they don't relate to him. especially democratic voters. he may have to reintroduce himself to him. there is the defense of the 1990s and globalization. how will bill clinton play to this crowd when is so much of what we're talking about here,
trade and globalization and middle class left behind. some people blame that on the bill clinton years. >> he will not litigate the battle of the 1990s. hillary clinton will yank him off the stage if he goes there. this is not dissimilar to the 1992 convention. bill clinton and al gore saying we're going to take the party that lost three consecutive presidential elections and m moderateme it. we will stay within budgets and put criminals in jail. this party moved far to the left. what we saw is almost a bernie sanders rally. >> do you think the big dogs will bring the big game with bill clinton? bill clinton has given big convention speeches. notably four years ago. some say he lost a step this year. >> i think he will be more disciplined on the convention stage. i think he forgets in the rallies. you can't really say that.
when he is on the convention stage, he is in his element. >> this is what bill clinton does best. he will be prepared. he knows what he wants to do. >> the importance here. >> he may get booed too. >> the people going to the polls who are 18 years old this time were not born for six years after bill clinton became president. there's millions of people who didn't live the clinton era. certain parts for good and certain for not. certainly as a presidency, he was a golden gem to have on the trail. i think he has been overtaken somewhat now. he's going to have to reintroduce himself to people who don't know him. >> it will be interesting to see how bernie sanders supporters accept him. >> 45 minutes past the hour. bernie sanders with his strongest endorsement ever of the former primary opponent.
our job now is to see that strong democratic platform implemented by a democratic controlled senate. by a democratic house and a hillary clinton presidency. >> so is that it? is all the strive, all the chaos here on the democratic convention all gone because bernie sanders says he's behind hillary clinton? let's discuss. josh rogin and angela rye and
bob beckel and amanda carpenter. did they think they are past the worst part and today will be all hands across america? >> this is something they are working on every day all day. they joined the whip teams together and tell their people to keep people in check. at the same time, they are sending bernie surrogates to back off and get on board. they canceled two delegate workshops today because they did not know what was going to happen. they don't want more bad press where people are screaming never hillary at sanders. this is a big step in the moment of projecting unity. the message is clear. preserve unity for now. we will have the bernie movement, we will have it after november with a hillary presidency. some are buying it and some are
not. >> i am struck of the young supporters of bernie sanders. the young vibrant supporters of sanders and you will have bill clinton take the stage. you made the great point. you have all of these millennials born after bill clinton was long after the white house. it is interesting for people with bill clinton. gen x and older politics. >> if there is one thing, the lack of millennial speakers. there are 89 million millennials. they do not align like their parents did or i did with their parents political party. they will vote and maybe not in bigger numbers as barack obama, but they will vote. i haven't seen any kid relate to them. i would be surprised. somebody would have to explain to me why they don't have more
millennials. >> does chelsea clinton count? >> well. >> on the border. >> some suggest she has -- >> i think one thing as the speakers line up. three prominent democrat speakers. they are intent on taking back the senate. if you watch elizabeth warren, she was trying to put mitch mcconnell in the box of donald trump. i see those three forcing votes and trying to make that an issue to win those seats back and take back the senate. i didn't put it together until i saw the three of them on stage tonight. somebody's putting that together. >> it is interesting debate within the democratic party how to treat donald trump. some people say by putting him in the same group as republican senators, you arenormalizing
him. or the other issue is he is a threat and different type of candidate. >> i think there is another theory. that is the republican party created donald trump. there are a series of things have happened over time where harry reid called him the republican party's frankenstein. if you say this is a recurring issue and out of control, you can't just start at the top. you have to go down ballot. that is an effective dnc argument. it worked well here. >> at this point last week, donald trump and the republican party are now one and the same. that wasn't the case for the primaries. republicans have come a long way into accepting donald trump as their standard bearer. for the purposes of the campaign and voters, it is the message. it is too complicated. they are all the same. >> that will be true until november. after that, we will leave him
like scalded dogs. >> we have to leave it there. thank you so much. central to the democratic platform. raising the minimum wage to fight income inequality. here is bernie sanders and elizabeth warren on that. >> america isn't going broke. the stock market is breaking records. corporate profits are at all-time highs. ceos make tens of millions of dollars. there's lot of wealth in america. it is not trickling down to hard working families like yours. >> hillary clinton understands that if someone in this country works 40 hours a week, that person should not be living in poverty. >> the democratic platform calling for an increase to the federal minimum wage. for a 40 hour workweek that is
$15,000 a year. an increase to $15 a year, would bost to $31,200. here is a poverty line. $11.68 an hour. at the current rate, families making minimum wage need two incomes to stay out of poverty. you will continue to hear more about this as the week goes on. >> day one of the convention on the books. so much happened. what will happen on day two? can it possibly match the drama, intrigue, chaos, michelle obama moment? "new day" picks up after the break.
strong. when we are indivisible. >> hillary clinton has the guts and the grace to keep putting those cracks in the hardest glass ceiling until she finally breaks through. >> i can't wait to call her madam president. >> i'm with her. >> i'm with hillary. >> i'm with her. >> i am proud to stand with her. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> it is tuesday, july 26th. we want to welcome viewers in the united states and around the world. this is "new day." alisyn and i are live in philadelphia at the site of the democratic national convention. up first, some of the party's
biggest stars trying to deliver the city hillary clinton. how would they handle the wiki discord on day one? first lady michelle obama is getting the best response from last night. pounding on the notion of who her daughters will look up to as president. >> and clinton's one-time rival bernie sanders appealing to his supporters to back hillary clinton declaring she must be our next president. all of this as a dramatic day of turmoil outside and inside the convention hall came to a close. we have all of this covered. let's start with manu raju. inside the convention hall. break it down for us, manu. >> reporter: at 3:00 p.m. yesterday, the sanders campaign reached out to the clinton campaign worried their supporters may disrupt the proceedings here in the convention hall. they discussed tactics and strategy and started to quell the protests. it didn't quite