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it doesn't get more majestic. >> i just keep waiting and waiting. >> wait for it. >> the majesty is complete. >> we're here. good morning. welcome to your "new da" wednesday, february 12th, 8:00 in the east. and this morning, vermont senator bernie sanders is the front-runner in the race for the democratic nomination. overnight, sanders won the new hampshire primary, not by much, but it was a victory with former south bend mayor pete buttigieg close on his heels. 97% of the vote now in, sanders has 25.9%. you're looking at the delegate counts there. buttigieg right behind. amy klobuchar got a bounce to finish third and way, way back, elizabeth warren from massachusetts was fourth, joe biden was fifth. what we showed you there moments ago, the delegate math which had sanders and buttigieg each winning the same amount in new
hampshire. >> and even though sanders won new hampshire as john just said, they picked up the same number of delegates. neither warren nor biden, though, met the 15% threshold they needed to pick up any delegates. buttigieg holds a slight edge over sanders in the delegate count. 23 to 21. joining us to talk about all of this and the road ahead, we have cnn political commentator ana navarro, john avlon and political commentator and democratic strategist, paul begala. ana, i want to start with you. i know you brought a special guest today. and i'm sure at some point she will be making an appearance. but right now, in addition to that surprise, what surprised you from last night's results? >> as a joe biden supporter, somebody i -- somebody who really likes joe biden and who had really great expectations, a
fifth place finish is not good at all. it's more than losing. it's coming in fifth. and he really needs to reboot. he needs to reinspire people. he needs to make sure and convince folks that this is not a candidacy that is dead. but, you know, i was expecting joe biden not to come in, number one or number two. i certainly wasn't expecting him to come in number five. so -- but that only means if he does very well in south carolina, he is the comeback kid. that will be the story. somehow he's got to get himself to that. >> he's got to get through nevada, which is a week and a half and then another week to south carolina. it's an awfully long time. >> awfully expensive time. >> it's a long way to go. he's got to pay his staff through those 2 1/2 weeks. i want to look at the top of the results, paul, in new hampshire. what do you see there with bernie sanders winning? he has now won the most votes in both iowa and new hampshire. he came in first. what do you see there?
>> he did, and that's -- he needs to be congratulated. i bet you they're not resting very easily because last time around four years ago, he got 151,000 votes in new hampshire. this time fewer than 74,000. if you asked me a couple of weeks ago if elizabeth warren fades first to fourth, who benefits? i'd say bernie. if you asked me if turnout actually surges in new hampshire. we were worried it wouldn't surge. it's up 17%, 18%. who would have an advantage? bernie. and yet he didn't. the lowest percentage of any victor in new hampshire history. that's got to trouble him. now it will move on, and i saw the coverage from an old buddy of mine from texas. they'll work very hard in nevada and may surprise some people there, but i do think there's a little nervousness in the sanders campaign. they had a lot of breaks go their way and they basically tied a guy who was a mayor of a
football stadi f such an import point paul makes. it's not taking anything away from bernie sanders, but he did win the always look very closely at, he won by 3 to 1 margin over hillary clinton. he won them this time but very narrowly. you also saw a shift in the composition of the primary electorate. this was more moderate than four years ago. percentage of voters who identify themselves as very liberal declined and those who identify themselves as moderate increased. the big surprise of the night to the extent we pay attention to the expectations game is clearly amy klobuchar. she came sort of out of nowhere. strong bedebate performance and leapfrogged into the top tear of candidates. also look at something harry enten has mentioned. first-time voters, folks who joined the process this time around went for pete buttigieg.
interesting. >> amy klobuchar worked for it. she worked for it. i spent a little bit of time with her on monday, and she just was going from event to event to event. they were filled to capacity. people, when they meet her in f. she's spontaneous. she seemed authentic and just -- that's the new hampshire retail politics. if you can do 12 events in one day, you win people over and you win voters. >> she did in new hampshire, they're white voters in new hampshire. >> black getting the media waves, right? both buttigieg and klobuchar have done themselves great favorite by being incredibly accessible which is, again, something else joe biden needs to do. there's going to be no correlation. it's got to be earned vote by vote. >> i will say, though, with klobuchar and buttigieg, it is interesting because you add their numbers up and the moderates and centrists did well and there's a sense those voters want something, but, after new
hampshire, the race is a lot less white. the states are a lot less white. you go to nevada and you have significant african-american, latino populations. south carolina, 60% of the population that will vote in the democratic primary is african-american. and so far, paul, and it matters, we haven't seen pete buttigieg or senator klobuchar make any significant inroads among minority voters. and that's going to be the acid test. i love iowa, i love new hampshire. south carolina especially, it has the best track record of picking the nominee. john edwards won in 2004 because he was from there. every other time they've picked a winner. and that's because people of color, particularly african-americans, particularly african-american women are the heart and soul of the democratic party. and so i want to know that. i care desperately and i'll look through all the chicken entrails of new hampshire but i want to know where are people of color going. joe had a claim on their affection and support but that
claim is weakening by the minute and i think all of those other campaigns, first with latinos and union members in nevada and african-americans in south carolina, they need to be moving in. i thought if elizabeth went down, bernie would go up. it didn't happen. if joe goes down with people of color, i don't know who claims those votes. maybe they should go and earn them, like ana says. >> let me tell you what else. my people need to move to new hampshire and iowa. we can't have -- we can't continue having these totally white primaries. but, paul, i don't know if it's happening to you but anecdotally, i can tell you that i'm hearing more and more and more about bloomberg. and i'm beginning to think there may be logic to his method. this idea that he could skip all of this and be above the fray while everybody else was playing small ball sounded incredibly pretentuous. now it's beginning to sound somewhat wise. >> anything is possible with that amount of money behind it, but what's significant and can't
be bought is he's getting a lot of high-profile endorsements from the african-american community. we'll see if that translates. i agree. as much as i'm uncomfortable about paul talking about entrails, i think that south carolina is going to be the real acid test. these other candidates who have been surging haven't shown an ability to connect with the african-american community. obviously, nevada before that, see what the unions do, the latino community. it's going to be fascinating. biden is so tough to say your firewall is two weeks out at this stage of a campaign. f anyone can do it, it shoul endorsed bloomberg this morning. i don't know how much endorsements matter in this day and age, but bloomberg is get something. many elected officials now who are endorsing at this stage of the race seem to be lining up behind him. >> one more data point i want to bring up. that's how president trump did yesterday. this is important. ana, i'll go to you. he got 85.7% of the vote, of the
republicans' vote. and independents can crossover and vote for the republican or the democrat in new hampshire. and i just bring this up because the -- we were at a polling station yesterday outside. the very first person who showed up who waited in the cold, there before 6:00 was a guy named norman and he couldn't wait to cast his vote for president trump. and president trump is saying that he broke records but he actually didn't. ronald reagan got more of that vote that year. but, ana, my point is just the enthusiasm. it's a lock, right? everybody knows that. and still republicans showed up in a very impressive way in new hampshire. what does that tell you? >> what we know, what we see, that trump's base will not budge. look, yesterday was a very sobering, scary day for a lot of america. we saw a president who thinks he is the ruler of the unholy trumpian empire. who thinks he is not only above
the law but is the law. who has no qualms about interfering in the judicial system. who has no qualms about walking a decorated veteran like vindman out of the white house, escorting him out of the white house like a common thief. so, you know, it cannot be more stark. it cannot be more dramatic just for those of us that want trump out of there, how serious a process this is. and how important it is for democrats to nominate somebody who can actually beat him. and i think that's why you're feeling so much angst. and as far as trump, i'm actually surprised he only got 85%. he polls much higher in the republican party. i can tell you those who don't like him, i begin to feel sometimes we can fit in a phone booth. it's an ever smaller phone booth. >> can i ask about elizabeth warren who finished fourth. she represents massachusetts in the u.s. senate which borders
new hampshire. you've told me how well border state candidates usually do. fourth place isn't good. what's her case to stay in this race over the next week and a half before nevada or two and a half weeks before south carolina? >> it's a tough case. i loved what she said last night. she made an appeal for unity. earlier in the race she was fight, fight, fight. that was kind of her thing. the most pugilistic and pugnacious. last night, all about unity. and i think that's a message cory booker tried and it didn't work. as president bush would say, it resignates with a lot of candidates. if democrats are appalled by the president taking over the justice department, which we are, they need to understand, as nancy pelosi says, our strength is in our unity. and the democrats have got to be in their souls now as they're splitting up between amy, pete and bernie and joe, they need to swear on their souls they'll all come together after all of this.
and that's not preordained at all. i'm afraid this will come apart and trump with his minority amount of vote will hold it together on his side more effectively. >> friends, thank you all very much. here's a question for you -- the chairman of the democratic national committee on a scale of one to ten. how excited do you think they were they actually had votes to count last night? i'm guessing roughly 65. he joins us next. e out at night♪ ♪ i walk alone ♪ i'll pretend to know the way ♪ ♪ we only come out at night ♪ ♪ we only come out at night ♪
senator bernie sanders edged out pete buttigieg in new hampshire. he won the new hampshire primary. now it's on to nevada and south carolina. joining us this morning, the chairman of the democratic national committee, tom perez. mr. chairman, thank you for being with us. how excited are you? how excited are you that you had actual votes to count last night in new hampshire? >> it was -- it's always a good night when you're not talking about the process but you're talking about the candidates. and we're not only talking about the candidates, we're talking about the turnout. we're on pace to meet or exceed the record turnout of 2008. i look at some of the polling that women were 55% of the vote in the democratic primary. 44% in the republican primary. women are what won us elections in '17, '18 and '19 and they'll do it again in 2020. i look at other exit polling that really tells a story. 81% of the people coming out of the democratic primary exit
polls were angry at donald trump. when you look back at 2008 when george w. bush was president, 62% were angry. so people understand that when you do things like donald trump did yesterday at the justice department, you are breaking the norms of democracy. voters are watching that. and so i appreciate what happened last night. i congratulate senator sanders on his victory. now it's on to nevada and south carolina. and again, the magic number is 1991. and we need to understand that this is a marathon. and we are in the beginning stages, and our job at the dnc and it's illustrated by this deep field we have. they're all focused on the here and now. we're focused on making sure we're building that infrastructure, especially in those battleground states. our battleground build-up is all about handing the nominee, whoever he or she is, that infrastructure to succeed and hit the ground running.
that's exactly what we're focused on. >> in terms of turnout, you've exceeded 2016 already. still short of 2008. still more votes to be counted. we don't know where it will rank in terms of 2008 but turnout is high for the democrats in new hampshire. there is something i noticed in the exit polls which is that there wasn't even enough african-american vote in new hampshire to measure it in the exit polls. and that matters. you've done two states. i know this is a perennial problem, something you've focused on. you've had contests in two states where african-american voters barely register. they are in some ways, the key. a key to the democratic party. they'll make up 60% of the vote in south carolina, yet that's 2 1/2 weeks away and there are no more african-american votes in the race. we don't know what deval patrick will do. no more african-americans in the race. and they haven't had a chance to weigh in yet. how do you tell them they've had a role in this nominating
process so far? >> well, the candidate who is going to win this race, john, is the candidate who does the best job of bringing together the entire diverse coalition of the democratic party. african-american voters are the backbone of the democratic party. african-american women are why doug jones is in the united states senate. and after every cycle, we have a period of reflection where we ask a lot of important questions. at the end of the 2016 cycle, we ask questions about super delegate reform, questions about primary and caucus reform. and we did both. 14 states had caucuses last time. seven of them now have primaries. and i think the next frontier of discussion in the democratic party needs to be, do we need further caucus reform because parties shouldn't be in the business of running elections. parties should be in the business of helping democrats up and down the ticket win. we have to have that discussion.
and we also have to have the discussion about the question that you just raised, john, which is, our party is incredibly diverse. and what should the order of our primary cycle be. i think the time is ripe for that conversation and i'm -- i will certainly, as your chair, be attempting to ensure that we have that conversation and that we include all the stakeholders because it's an important question. i want to make sure that we reflect the grand diversity of our party in everything we do. including how we administer our primary system. >> how frustrating for you as a latino who worked for an african-american president to see the whiteness of the existing democratic lineup in the race for president this morning? >> well, again, if you go back to december, we had eight people on the debate stage. we had three women. we had two candidates of color. one person, kamala harris, who was on the debate stage in
december and on the debate stage in january decided for reasons unrelated to our debate broad conversation about money in politics. i think we are to have a broad conversation about how do we make sure we create a level playing field for everyone because i -- when kamala got out, i think the world of her, and i was saddened when she left the race. i applaud the great campaign that andrew yang ran. and i applaud all of the people who got in the race. and this is -- first of all, we're going to see a lot more of kamala harris and cory booker and julian castro and andrew yang and others. and this is -- we build on the foundation that they laid. and make no mistake about it. the candidates who remain
understand that civil rights is core to who we are as democrats. diversity and inclusion is not an idle set of words for democrats. it's our dna. >> you talked about a level playing field. is it a level playing field when one of the candidates running for the democratic nomination is spending $250 million, and i lost count. it may be over $300 million now of his own campaign. i'm talking michael bloomberg. >> well, one of the things that's going to be in our platform is we need to overturn citizens united. we need to pass hr-1 and address dark money. we need to do all of those things because money shouldn't be the be all and end all in politics. and what we have to do now because we haven't made those reforms yet, our job is to make sure as a party that the most viable candidates, as measured by polling and the results of the elections to date, are on the debate stage. and if you as a voter are --
have a real concern, and i understand those who do, that certain people can buy their way onto the debate stage or try to win their election through self-funding. the good news is we have a remty. and that is get out there and vote. make your voice heard. we have a deep field of candidates. and we're going to have that opportunity. super tuesday is right around the corner. we've got nevada and south carolina before that. and the excitement coming out of new hampshire where right now it's 283,000 people voted. so we need about 4,000 more and there's still 3% or 4% to count. so we're going to get to those 2008 numbers. people are excited. and so to your direct question, if you have a concern about it, get out there. make your voice heard so that we can indeed elect a democrat. and the good news is every single democrat who is going to be in nevada and south carolina and beyond, all of them are
going to beat donald trump. whoever the standard bearer is. look at the quinnipiac poll, and they are ahead by a range of 4 to 9 points. so we're well positioned and we are going to come together as a party because our unity is indeed our greatest strength. >> the president drew 120,000 people voting yesterday in new hampshire to relatively uncontested primary. he's got enthusiasm, too. but i take your point, mr. chairman. we look forward to seeing you in nevada. >> ualways a pleasure. four federal prosecutors just quit in protest over president trump trying to get a lax prison sentence for roger stone. what does this mean for justice for all? let's get down to business. the business of hard work... ...hustle... ...and high fives. modernized comfort inn's and suites have been refreshed
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so this morning, president trump is congratulating the attorney general bill barr for intervening in the sentencing of the president's longtime friend and political adviser roger stone. now all four prosecutors on the case quit in protest after they were overruled on their sentencing recommendations for stone. cnn's laura jarrett joins us to talk about just how unprecedented this is. >> john, this is where things
get real. the justice department is facing its biggest test yet with a president who says he can do anything he wants and it's a case, if it were any other defendant, it would be straightforward, but it's not. and instead we see tweets from the president, a stunning about-face from coming on high from the department of justice, and a tuesday night mutiny among career prosecutors. a stunning development as four federal prosecutors withdraw from roger stone's case after top justice department officials overruled their sentence recommendation calling it too harsh. stone, a longtime confidante of president trump, was convicted of lying to congress, witness tampering and instructing the house investigation into whether the trump campaign coordinated with russia. a case that stemmed from special counsel robert mueller's investigation. prosecutors originally told a federal judge that stone should serve 7 to 9 years in prison, but then the president expressed his outrage on twitter calling it a very unfair situation,
adding, cannot allow this miscarriage of justice. hours later, justice department leaders intervened. one senior justice department official tells cnn that the sentencing recommendation that prosecutors made was not communicated to leadership at the department before it was submitted. >> this seems to be a full-scale reversal in a politically charged case by the department of justice. i've never seen anything like it. >> reporter: the official went on to say, quote, the department was shocked to see the sentencing recommendation. the department believed the recommendation is extreme and excessive and is grossly disproportionate to stone's offenses. ultimately, the presiding judge will have the final say of stone's sentence. >> the idea that this was just adjustments on the sentence that are somehow routine, nonsense. this is nothing routine about this. now the one thing i would add is that i do think that the 7 to 9 years recommendation was very high. i was surprised by it.
>> reporter: a justice department spokeswoman insists the white house was not involved in overruling the prosecutors. >> i thought it was ridiculous that -- i would be able to do it, if i wanted. i have the try to do it. >> reporter: in a series of tweets overnight, the president continues to rail against the prosecutors, the judge and the case. saying it's all starting to unravel with the ridiculous nine-year sentence recommendation. democratic leadership in congress outraged by the president's rhetoric. >> i have called for an investigation by the office of inspector general. this political interference by the president of the united states using the attorney general as his henchman is not only an insult to the career dedicated prosecutors but also to the jurors, ordinary americans who served on that jury and convicted roger stone of nine serious felonies. >> reporter: behind the scenes, sources tell my colleague
kaitlan collins that the president was furious about the original sentencing recommendation for roger stone. and stone's allies have stepped up lobbying efforts in recent weeks appealing to trump by discussing stone's devastating legal fees and highlighting the damage to his family. but there are also multiple bhe people who have advised trump that doing that pardon would be difficult while running for re-election. they're going to have to face serious questions from the judge. >> that will be really interesting to hear what she has to say. thank you so much. joining us now is cnn legal and national security analyst asha. you were so outraged yesterday. beyond outraged. you basically described yourself via twitter as grief stricken about what you were seeing happening in the department of justice. you described it as a cancer that has invaded the department of justice. what do you mean? >> well, i think that the crown
jewel of our government has been the department of justice because it has remained independent from political influence, and it has been a model around the world for how justice can be administered equally without, you know, political influence. and i think what we're seeing now is really just this blatant disregard for any kind of political independence. barr has apparently taken up the matters of interest to the president and seems to be acting on his behalf. and this, i think, really undermines the faith that americans have in our justice system and the legitimacy of its outcomes. >> laura just laid it out beautifully, but just so that i'm clear on what has happened here, the main points are that roger stone was charged with lying to congress and tampering with witnesses by prosecutors. he was then convicted by a jury
of regular people. the standard sentence for him, theoe't like the guilty verdict. he doesn't want his pal to go to prison. and then attorney general bill barr basically sided with the president and with a convicted felon over his own prosecutors in his office? >> yes. you have outlined that correctly. so roger stone had a full and fair trial. he was able to present a robust defense. he was convicted by a jury of his peers. now prosecutors calculate the sentencing range by the sentencing guidelines. it's a whole calculation. and they can come in and recommend something that is at or below, you know, those guidelines. and it's ultimately up to the judge. i think what's unusual here is
that they filed this publicly. then the president tweets and the department of justice comes back and reverses the officially filed recommendation. if this was something that was happening behind the scenes, there could still be something problematic about barr intervening, but there is this apparent response to what the president is tweeting in a case that involves someone he knows and was involved in his own campaign that makes it just, you know, very egregious and, you know, inappropriate. >> i'm just curious about the message. can the rest of us lie to investigators and tamper with witnesses or is that only for the president's friends? >> yes, well, it does seem that the cases in which the president seems to have an interest tend to be people whom he considers friends and when he considers their sentences to be unfair or his political enemies who he has
continued to tweet since yesterday, he believes should be pursued for prosecution. remember that under article 2 of the constitution, the president takes an oath to take care that the laws be faithfully executed. that means that he has to do that impartially and in the public's interests. this goes back to the abuse of power. he cannot exercise his power in a way that benefits him personally. and we see this happening wk afr he has been acquitted on abuse of power charges in a different context. >> as for those four prosecutors who quit, it's not easy to achieve that level in your career. what does it say to you that yesterday they were willing to walk away from that? >> they are making a statement. yes, it is not easy to achieve that level of professional
accomplishment, but i think more than leaving a job they love, they are making a statement that they took an oath to uphold certain principles and that they are unable to, you know, with integri integrity, stay in that position. i think that that is the takeaway here. these are the people who signed their names to the original filing with the court. they would are to go in and explain to the judge, you know, why this has suddenly been reversed. and i wouldn't be surprised if this judge actually might request an explanation from them anyway. she can still do that. but i think that this has to do with their principles and their inability to stay in alignment with that and remain in that position which should tell us a lot when four people resign. >> we'll follow the judge's next move. thank you very much. john? >> done with new hampshire. bernie sanders wins there. so where does the race go from here? we'll get the bottom line, next. one less thing i have to worry about. (vo) why the aceves family chose verizon.
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pete buttigieg and bernie sanders are the early front-runners in the battle for the democratic nomination. let's get the bottom line with cnn political analyst david gregory. david, great to have you back. so for people this morning who want to know if the democratic party is moderate or progressive, what is the answer? >> we don't know. see you, everybody. >> thanks. good night. >> a couple of thichkngs. we know this morning that bernie sanders is the front-runner. how durable, though, is a question. he certainly has a lot on the liberal wing of the party but there's a lot of democrats who are shopping for the bernie alternative, who are more centrist, more moderate voters. what's a surprise is that it's pete buttigieg and now amy klobuchar who emerged as the real answers right now. maybe it's mike bloomberg down the road and elizabeth warren
and joe biden notably are fading and really on the ropes. and there's a lot more attention, i think, in this year than i've experienced in the past with democrats and others saying, hold on a minute. there's a lot of democrats who have yet to be spoken for yet and they are democrats more diverse, who are people of color and they are the driving force of the democratic coalition. let's wait to see what they say before we invest in the idea that somebody is a real front-runner. >> it's interesting. bernie sanders won the most votes in iowa and new hampshire, but we also know historically speaking it's not a very high number of votes for a winning candidate. we also know from the exit polls that voters told us a candidate that agrees with you isn't the highest thing on the list. the highest thing is the ability to beat donald trump. and among those voters, they didn't pick bernie sanders as their lead candidate by and large. so it is a muddle. it's a muddle of a message as to what we know going forward. every candidate has more to
prove after yesterday. there's no one who is in a position where they can say, okay, we've settled everything. >> that's right. and i think pragmatism of voters we've talked about in south carolina, we'll see it in nevada as well, are going to be focused on, okay, who is -- what's trump going to do to this snperson? that's a big factor. they'll not just be defined as the liberal left here. you have somebody who comes at you in such unconventional and personal ways. yeah, you have bernie sanders as a democratic socialist. i thought it was interesting in your interview with mayor pete. instead of talking about his tactical tricks to win in more diverse states, he's talking about health care. he's banking on the idea that democrats won on maintaining obamacare and perhaps expanding it in 2018. won a lot of suburban districts. he's thinking about the breadth of his support and not just the idea of free college tuition and medicare for all which would turn off a lot of people, including democrats.
>> you make a good point. he also didn't say it in the interview but he is adding 100 people on the ground. >> sure. >> to nevada. they're doing tactical and philosophical. >> and he did mention they'll try to organize some of the northern counties there. he did really well organizing the iowa caucuses, perform willing in counties and precincts that don't have a lot of voters and it helps boost your delegate count. he said after we're not doing any tricks he told us he's going to try to work the system there. >> i think some of the conversation this morning is about how we make sense of mike bloomberg who hasn't faced the voters yet. who hasn't been on a debate stage, although that's coming. when you have the rise of a buttigieg and now klobuchar, does that crowd bloomberg out or is he still the most formidable? a lot more questions than answers, which is how it should be. two states have spoken. i think we have more clarity here in terms of up ending some expectations and conventional
wisdom. voters are starting to speak. and i think they are revealing, if you want to strip away a lot of stuff, what we thought was the case. there's a liberal wing of the party that believes electability comes through bold policies and trying to restore faith in institutions and a more cent rift wing that says we can't go too far and should put elocatability over everything else. >> if you go to klobuchar's events her stump speech is closest in my mind and she addressed that. we know that donald trump calls people names. we know he'll insult people. he's already called me -- she thinks he called her a snowman because of her announcement and basically, i'm ready. i can handle it, and most importantly she said decency is on the ballot. that's one of the arguments she was making. decency is on the ballot this year. i don't know if she'll change that message for when she moves to nevada, but in new hampshire, that resonated with the people we talked to.
>> i think your interviews have showed it and as we've watched amy klobuchar over time, somebody that i have known personally and watched and covered and interviewed myself, she's growing as a candidate. that's one of the reasons you have a campaign. i thought she was kind of stiff and kind of washington in the beginning and she's grown in the course of these debates. she brings all of her midwestern personality and humor and toughness to the race. she's growing as a candidate, and she caught a good moment at the right time. that augers well for her. that's the kind of movement you're interested in seeing. >> pete buttigieg, too, talking about growing as a candidate. the mayor of south bend, indiana, now co-front-runner for the democratic nomination. david gregory, thanks so much. but enough about new hampshire, right? there was another big winner last night. a poodle who won best in show at westminster. at fidelity, we can help you build
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so earlier this week, the president tweeted a clip from "curb your enthusiasm" about his "make america great again" hats. jeanne moos looks at who is really, though, the butt of the joke. >> reporter: who knew that make america great again hat could be a protective device. larry david knew in a scene tweeted out by president trump, larry cuts off a biker. >> [ bleep ]. what the [ bleep ] are you doing? >> reporter: then a torrent of profanity, he reaches for a maga hat. >> you little -- >> sorry. >> turning the piker into a pussycat. the fact that president trump tweeted this shows them say, so great to see a leader with a grand sense of humor while critics said, it's a joke on
you, idiot. it's not in favor of you. >> about five minutes after that scene came one president trump didn't tweet. one that wasn't a feather in his cap. the hat has come in handy. >> it's a great people repellent. >> reporter: larry uses it -- >> hey. good to see you. >> to cut short a lunch he didn't want to have in the first place. this is l.a. with a rarely sighted maga hat may be a magnet for dirty looks. >> phil -- >> no, we'll -- something. >> reporter: at a sushi bar, it keeps the empty seats beside him unoccupied. >> we preforeser to sit at a ta. >> go and alienate. you have my blessing. no, i could -- >> reporter: after all, this is a guy who has been playing bernie sanders on "snl" for years. >> oh, hillary, i'll miss that
lack of charm. >> reporter: no one would expect him to be charming to president trump. when it comes to controversy, it seems like this never gets old hat. >> it's the hottest thing out there. >> reporter: oh, it's hot all right. ♪ jeanne moos -- >> sad. very sad. >> reporter: cnn, new york. >> that's awesome. that is so good. larry david, he just speaks his mind. >> someone should give him a show. >> he really should have a show. okay. meanwhile, here's a show for you. the crowd at the westminster kennel dog show was rooting for the golden retriever, but the judges picked the poodle. >> the best in show goes to the standard poodle. >> yes! >> siba takes it all. >> this 3-year-old pup took home
the top prize, best in show last night. she's the fifth standard poodle, john, to earn the honor and the first to win since 1991. >> do you know about the dog show? >> a little bit. >> it's an outrage. it's one of the grossest outrages. mutts aren't even allowed in. mutts are not allowed in. a lab has never won. a golden retriever has never won. instead you have these inbred elitist poodles and shaved cats that win. it is an outrage. >> a cat wins the dog show? >> oh, i got it. if it fits on your lap, it's a c cat. >> no one is being happy about being shaped like that. believe me. i know. i know. >> disturbing. deeply disturbing. >> two states have now vote
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very good wednesday morning. i'm jim sciutto. >> i'm poppy harlow. we have a winner in new hampshire. this time it's bernie sanders edging out pete buttigieg. now this race has two front-runners and a new fight in the moderate lane. right behind buttigieg, a surging amy klobuchar. now rolling resources into nevada. as for joe biden, he's going all in on south carolina after a disappointing fifth place finish. >> two disappointing finishes in a row for