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good morning, america. breaking at this hour -- flash flood emergency. major rescues under way right now. after 16 inches of rain in texas. >> we're stranded in the middle of the roadway and the water's coming up. >> authorities warning it's a life-threatening situation. and reports of funnels touching down as we come on the air. race to the finish. donald trump and hillary clinton fight for big victories in new york. trump unveils a new attack on the democratic front-runner. >> the only person crooked hillary clinton does not want to run against is donald trump. >> and faces a new challenge from ted cruz after he sweeps delegates in wyoming. ted cruz here this morning. answering questions in a town hall only on "gma."
the sister of hollywood star sharon tate speaking out this morning, as a convicted killer from the manson murders could go free. the battle right now to keep her behind bars. johnny depp's huge apology. pleading for forgiveness after being charged with dog smuggling. >> i'm truly sorry. protecting australia is important. >> how the stars are paying up this morning. good morning, america. happy monday. look upstairs right now, we're counting down to our coffee with the candidates town hall with senator ted cruz. everyone getting ready right now. >> they're in our studio upstairs for last-minute preparations. we're not just live here in times square, we're all across the country, senator cruz will be answering your questions this morning and his wife heidi will be joining us as well. that's all coming up in our next hour.
we begin with the severe storms putting millions at risk. flash flood emergency in texas right now. new reports of funnel clouds right now and so far already today it's the wettest day ever corded in april in houston. abc's phillip mena is in texas with the latest. good morning, phillip. >> good morning. more than a foot of rain has pounded this region, take a look at this spillway that feeds into the trinity river. normally it's so calm you can actually walk across it. as you can see this morning, it is raging. here in texas -- at least 16 inches of rain turning roads into obstacle courses. rescuers trying to reach people stuck in their homes. this man in his car when our reporter spots him and assists him to safety.
in texas water combined with wind to create waves on the street. >> reporter: this abandoned suv discovered upside-down on the other side of the railing. emergency crews rescuing the driver of this red car engulfed by floodwaters. even airboats deployed to tackle urgent water rescue. this outdoor market -- washed out. this row of power lines struck down. these fences and the bottom half of this gazebo, buried under water. and with relentless rain, comes lightning strikes, believed to have kindled this oil tank fire south of dallas. >> reporter: the rain is not expected to let up much today. george. >> okay, phillip. let's get more on that from rob marciano. >> a slow-moving system bumping into this omega block. giving everybody in the eastern half this gorgeous weather. unfortunately for the folks in dallas, very slow-moving rainfall. flash flood warnings will continue.
through the houston area. they feed through the houston area. they're rising quickly. this is ahead of the front yet to push through. another 4 to 6 inches. several rounds of this going through the next couple of days. robin. >> rob, thank you. we turn now overseas, a major search for survivors after three deadly earthquakes hit ecuador and japan. the two countries along the so-called ring of fire. now, questions about whether the u.s. could be hit. today marks 110 years since the 1960 san francisco earthquake. abc's matt gut man is live if japan for us this morning. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we have been feeling constant aftershocks here in japan. this town has suffered major damage, many of the houses here destroyed. we're actually in a street, knocking the houses right into it. on the other side of the ring of
fire, ecuador, that quake so much more powerful. this morning, they're clawing through the rubble in ecuador scrambling to save the living. that quake striking ecuador coast, buckling overpasses with at least 270 dead, thousands injured and many others missing. rescues and canine units stretched to the limit. one team pulling a little girl from the rubble of a hotel. she's bloodied but alive. on the other side of the ring of fire, in japan, twin quakes rattling the country over the weekend. rescuers scouring the mud in a last-ditch effort to find the ten people still missing here. the u.s. marines flying in to assist in efforts. landslides marooning the hardest-hit areas and hampering rescues. the only way in by foot and then we saw it. there were cars on that highway when the earthquake hit. imagine being in that car as the mountainside and highway vanished from the hillside.
cars dropping off the you mountainside. that blue one stuck hundred of feet down. as we hiked towards a bridge. earthquake. okay, just now we felt another tremor. more than 500 aftershocks registered in southern japan. the biggest moving mountains. this mudslide was over a half-mile wide. it came down roaring down this mountain, ripping it in half and obliterating that bridge and the roads on the other side. it's not just japan and ecuador, the u.s. also on the ring of fire and size amongsts here are worried. >> it's not a matter if we're going to have future earthquakes, we're going to have them. >> reporter: you guys might remember, that 9-month-old baby girl miraculously saved over the weekend. we found her grandfather who led us to her at a shelter. she was chubby cheeks and miraculously unscathed after six hours in the rubble. a bright spot in otherwise grim news day here. >> okay, matt, thanks very much.
move on to the race for the white house. battle ground, new york. stakes high for tomorrow's big vote. front-runners donald trump and hillary clinton both facing tests in their home states. abc's cecilia vega. bernie sanders has new york roots, too. he needs a upset. >> reporter: new york is a must-win for sanders. he needs to win delegates starting right here. hillary clinton heads into tomorrow with a double-digit lead. but here in her adopted home state a loss would be an embarrassment she cannot afford. bernie sanders surrounded by a sea of supporters in his final push. more than 28,000 people. his campaign calling the largest crowd of this entire race. >> new york state help lead this country into the political revolution! >> reporter: this morning, sanders is in need of a big blowout. and hillary clinton is using all her moves to stop him. >> my opponent in the primary
talking about taking on the interest, where were you? i mean, really. we were fighting tooth and nail trying to get universal health care coverage passed. >> reporter: clinton on the attack, overnight, while fending off the newest attack line from her rival across the aisle. >> let me tell you, the only person that crooked hillary clinton does not want to run against is donald trump. >> reporter: clinton telling george on "this week" bring it on. >> i don't respond to donald trump and his string of insults about me. i can take care of myself. >> reporter: over the weekend, her campaign taking in some serious cash. george and amal clooney hosting a pair of star-studded fund-raisers. price for ticket, 33,000 each. sanders' supporters showering clinton's motorcade with dollar bills. ♪ we're in the money clooney said, they're right. >> they're right to protest. they're absolutely right. it's an obscene amount of money.
it's ridiculous we should have this kind of money in politics, i agree. >> reporter: and sanders agrees. >> i have lot of respect for clooney on his honesty on this issue. he's right. >> reporter: the battle making for a heated new york fight and once again, making its way on to "snl." probably not the last time it's on "snl." there are more delegates up for grabs here than any state so far. that's what's on the line. to cut into clinton's delegate lead, bernie sanders would need to win by huge margins. he needs to start winning these delegates in the states coming up on the calender, too. >> all right, cecilia, thank you. now to the republicans. donald trump looking for a big win here in new york after losing ground to ted cruz in the delegate hunt this weekend and abc's tom llamas is at trump headquarters here in new york. good morning, tom. >> reporter: trump hoping to finish strong here in new york and steal back some of those headlines from ted cruz.
this morning, donald trump on the eve of what may be his biggest single victory yet and predicting the end of ted cruz. >> when he gets wiped out in new york, which he will, he gets wiped out. he no longer has a road to the nomination. >> reporter: but as trump was adding to the hype, cruz was adding to his delegate total. the cruz team sweeping in wyoming and picking up more delegate support in some states trump wants. >> we got a slate of delegates who are committed of supporting me in cleveland. >> reporter: trump campaigns said that's not the game they're playing, describing wyoming and earlier colorado as sneak-attack wins. >> i'm sure i could met the head guy, wined him and dined him and sent him all over the place which is legal but that's not democracy. >> reporter: trump's delegate hunter telling george he's confident that they don't have to play those games because they'll win or during the first
ballot. >> there's not going be a second ballot. >> reporter: and rosie o'donnell's who has had a feud with donald trump, she came up in that first debate with megyn kelly, she now says that trump doesn't have the intelligence to run a game show. >> thank you. the delegate count going into new york primary. abc's jon karl is in philadelphia. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. over the weekend in the state of wyoming they held a convention, there were 14 delegates at stake. donald trump was mia out there. ted cruz won all 14 of those delegates. where does that put the delegate count? ted cruz is slowly narrowing the gap, but he's still almost 200 delegates behind donald trump and robin, what that means, going forward, trump is the only one realistically can clinch the nomination before the convention
in cleveland. but he would need to get 63% of the remaining delegates. as you see, cruz would need 88% and john kasich is mathematically eliminated from clinching before cleveland. >> talk about the road ahead for trump. >> well, trump is about to go into very friendly territory. of course, tom was talking about new york state, his home state, he's poised for a big win in new york. he'll need a big win there. but then the following week, a whole bunch of states in the northeast, including right here in pennsylvania, connecticut, maryland, territory that should be friendly to donald trump. >> all right, jon, you're there in philadelphia for one of our watch parties for our upcoming town hall with senator ted cruz. we'll get questions from voters there in just a bit. thank you, jon. let's talk more now to abc's matthew dowd. we just heard jon talk about the road ahead for donald trump. lot at stake tomorrow. he's got to pick up just about every delegate. >> he needs a huge victory.
he lost his mojo after wisconsin. he needs to get it back in new york. it's the only way that puts him on the path of the possibility of winning 1237 delegates. before the convention. if he's not at 1237 at the convention he probably doesn't get the nomination. >> we have seen a different kind of donald trump. no major gaffes, a different tone. >> he brought in a professional campaign team and he's had the most message discipline from donald trump in the entire campaign. really since that loss a couple of weeks ago in wisconsin. he's been on message. he's been harping on this question the fairness of this delegation selection. there have been no major mistakes or controversies. really, a new donald trump. >> we'll come back to you in the next hour. matt dowd on the democratic side, must-win for bernie sanders. a lot another stake for health
care -- hillary clinton as well. >> and the process of this. this is the last real big moment for bernie sanders. he has to win this. he has to win not really because of delegates but because of a political earthquake. he needs a political earthquake to change the dynamics. >> okay, matt dowd and jon karl, see you next hour. our town hall with ted cruz coming up. on thursday, former secretary of state hillary clinton will be here answering your questions. now to a major battle brewing at the supreme court. the justices are set to hear arguments on a controversial immigration law and abc's jim avila is live with more. >> reporter: this is the latest flash point deeply splitting red and blue states. both sides are here in force on the steps of the nation's highest court this morning. lining up to hear oral arguments. does president obama have to wait for congress even when congress doesn't act.
obama wants the border patrol to concentrate on arresting criminals on the country's southern frontier and allow 4 million law-abiding to stay here without deportation. opponents call that an abuse of presidential power. today the supreme court will get an earful. the ruling is expected this summer. >> people will watching closely today. we move on now to a new kind of air scare. a british airways colliding with a drone. as it came from in for a landing. abc's lama hasan has the latest. >> reporter: a possible drone and airplane collision. a british airways on its way to london making its final approach to heathrow airport, that's when the pilot said an object strikes the front of a plane, believed to be a drone. all 132 passengers were unharmed. engineers inspecting the aircraft finding the damage superficial. clearing the plane to fly again.
experts remain worried that if a drain get caught in a plane's engine it could be catastrophic. >> we have had so many near-misses with drones around the world. >> reporter: this simulation from virginia tech's crash lab shows how a drone can destroy a jet's engine in just seconds. >> the flying public is being put in unnecessary jeopardy with people who are irresponsibly flying their drones. >> reporter: in the u.s. faa has laws in place of flying drones within five miles of airports. >> we almost got hit by a drone up here. just about 20 feet. >> yet in these no-fly zones, there are still 25 incidents reported stateside every single month. aviation police officers here at heathrow are questioning that british airways pilot to find out who was responsible and if it was a drone that slammed into that plane. george. let's go to amy with the top stories. more on the fight against isis. defense secretary ash carter
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we welcome you back to "gma." we're looking live at our town hall watch parties across the country. voters weighing in with their questions for presidential hopeful ted cruz. he and his wife heidi are going to join us live. what is it about countdown clocks? everybody loves that countdown clock. it's under way for our coffee with the candidates event coming up. right now, boston gearing up for its 120th marathon. 30,000 runners expected to take on the 26.2-mile course. for the first time, two injured in the marathon bombing three years ago will run in the race. jungle book celebrating a huge weekend at the box office, opening with $103.6 million in north america. one of the biggest april debuts ever. also this morning, hollywood stars johnny depp and his wife amber heard offering a big apology after being charged with
dog smuggling. making international headlines. we'll have the latest on that. we begin with the latest on that woman convicted in that mansion murder spree. now recommended for parole after 46 years. she could possibly go free, sparking major reaction from family members of the victims including a hollywood star's sister. our interview is in just a moment but first, abc's david wright has the latest. >> who cares love is love. >> reporter: she was called the next marilyn monroe. >> sharon tate. >> reporter: a rising hollywood star in the 1960s, her potential unlimited. >> i can't see myself doing shakespeare or anything like that. i would love comedy. >> reporter: sharon tate's life off-screen was just as glamorous, married to roman polanski. she was eight and a half months pregnant with their son in the late summer of 1969.
on august 9th, 1969, the unthinkable happened. she and four others were brutally murdered by a follower of charlie manson. one of the killers now serving life in prison spoke with diane sawyer in 1994. >> charlie came up and asked everybody how it went. but that was the first time i looked at him and i said, charlie, they were so young. >> reporter: the very next day, a wealthy grocer and his wife rosemary also murdered by members of the so-called manson family. leslie van houten, seen here smiling with that x carved in her forehead, she was the youngest woman ever to be condemned to death in california. the sentence later commuted to life in prison. on thursday, 46 years after the murders, a california parole board finally approved her release. after denying parole 19 times.
>> i can never be able to accept the fact that these people can't influence the actions of others. >> reporter: sharon tate's sister, debra, the last in the family line that has consistently worked to keep manson followers in prison. has called her impending release an injustice. thank you very much, david. we're joined by sharon tate's sister debra who has spent much of her life campaigning against the release of charles manson or any of his followers. thank you very much for being with us. you were there in the room, what went through your mind that she was recommended for parole. >> your heart sinks between your knees. it's mind-boggling what goes through your mind. all of the atrocities from the past, the brutalities, all come flooding back. >> debra, you have been very vocal, you're reaching to people across the country. you have set up a website. can you tell us about that.
>> it's noparoleformansonfamily.com. >> what does that entail? >> this entails a nationwide petition to get signatures to go to governor brown, he's the next safety step, these people are domestic terrorists and they're released, they can go anywhere in the united states. parole isn't even the catch-net. we have to stop this before it happens. >> you speak about governor brown and he in january rejected the parole recommendation of bruce davis a manson family associate, does that give you hope that he'll do that in this case in. >> i'm hoping. that's our solace that he will stop this parole. >> you're aware that part of her sentence that she was eligible for parole and she's described as a model prisoner, she's achieved her bachelor's and
master's degrees. she's helped with groups within the prison system. what do you say to those people who believe perhaps she does deserve at this point to go free? >> i do believe in rehabilitation program. it's good that she got those. but this woman is a monster, i sit as far away as we are now. you can feel the vibe. they're still sociopathetic individuals. and capable of great brutality. >> we always say they need to remember the victims' families and you say you think of your sister every single day. >> every single day. >> tell us more about her. >> sharon was physically a perfect specimen, but her heart and soul were equally as beautiful. had she lived and the rest of the people that died in her home that night they were all productive, young, happening people that would have been philanthropic. they would have been a great
service to humanity. they would have been a plus to society. this monstrous group took the future of all of these individuals. >> deborah, thank you very much. we wish you all the best going forward. >> thank you. >> thank you. such an emotional issue. we'll move on to a manhunt under way after the mysterious disappearance of a couple in washington state. searching for two brothers suspected of murdering the couple. abc's kayna whitworth has the story. >> reporter: this morning, desperate manhunt for two convicted felons turned murder suspect and the public should be worried. >> reporter: the police looking for these two brothers, john and tony reed. police believed they killed married couple patrick and monique, possibly over a property dispute. >> both men are considered to be armed and dangerous. we do not currently know where they are. >> reporter: the married couple last seen a week ago was
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back now at 7:42 a frightening moment at a major league baseball game sparking new questions about safety this morning. a woman hit by a foul ball that flew through a net meant to protect fans. abc's linsey davis is live at the baseball field here in the bronx with the latest. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, robin. you know the song, of course, but now some might be singing a different tune, take me out the ball game, take me out to the crowd as long as there's protective netting like this. there is growing concern about
safety after yet another person was hit by a foul ball. >> look out! >> reporter: the outfielder is calling the odds of what happened at his at-bat friday night astronomical. his ball flies through the safety netting. hitting a 63-year-old woman in the left eye. the game stops as the woman who suffered fractures. is taken out on a stretcher. souza is visibly distraught. >> the human side of him showing where he was concerned. >> reporter: he even walks into the stands to check on her. >> that woman's health is way more than important than my results in the game. >> reporter: not the first time a spectator has been struck in the seats. last year a woman left in a neck brace. after a foul ball hit her in the head. >> they'll take her out of the ballpark now. >> reporter: at fenway park last june one woman was severely injured after a broken bat flew into the stands. one month later at that same
stadium, another woman was struck square in the face by a foul ball. >> the fact that i got hit between the eyes kind of reflects that i couldn't have been looking more flushly at what was going on. >> reporter: major league baseball suggested that stadiums have protective netting within 70 feet of home plate. to increase fan safety. something the rays did at the beginning of this season. but in these pictures you can see the gap friday night's ball shot through. but look at this, by saturday night, an extra piece of protective netting was installed to close the space. >> even netting clearly the next good step that baseball has taken here, even netting is not a cure-all in all cases. >> reporter: the tampa bay rays released a statement that their thoughts are with the fan and her family. they have taken steps to ensure an incident like this does not happen again.
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back now on "gma" with johnny depp and amber heard's major apology. the couple making headlines this morning. avoiding a conviction for smuggling their dogs illegally into australia. here's the very latest. are you feeling confident? >> reporter: johnny depp and wife amber heard submitted this apology video to australian court. >> i'm extremely sorry they were not declared. protecting australia is important. >> declare everything when you enter australia. >> reporter: depp's demeanor notably more serious when he was discussing the so-called war on terriers with jimmy kimmel. >> did you smuggle the dogs into the country? >> we were under the impression that we had all of the paperwork done with the dogs. we were there with the dogs in front of everybody.
there might have been other things smuggled. >> reporter: the case made international headlines when heard brought the couple's two york shire terriers to queensland last april. to visit depp while he filmed "the pirates of the caribbean." >> what has become of my beloved. >> reporter: when heard entered the country and was asked if she was carrying any pets, she checked no on her immigration card. the government reacted angrily. >> if we allow them to come into our nation, why don't we break the laws for everybody. >> the judge gave heard a one-month bond. if she breaks the bond she will have to pay another fine. >> such a random response. >> still has to follow the laws. >> coming up on "gma," tracy morgan's emotional performance for the heroes who saved his life. and our town hall with ted cruz, he's right there live. r town hall with ted cruz, he's right there live. ho saved his life.
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now from abc7 news. good morning i am reggie aqui from the abc morning news. let's go to the mike for the warm forecast. >> hello everybody. record highs and oakland is at approximate 84 and then cool to 73 and then the the seven day forecast and it's only getting cooler from here. friday is the chance for light rain. 22 minutes to get across from hayward to the peninsula on the bridge. it's slow and there's just a lot of folks trying to get to where they're going. accident since 5:45 is in the clearing stages. >> thank you sue. coming up ted cruz and his wife are live from the gma town hall. that's next. another local news update in
good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. "your voice, your vote." ted cruz live in times square, just one day before the battle for new york. >> god bless the great state of new york. >> taking your questions right here and across the nation. how he answers charges from his toughest opponent. >> lyin' ted. i've met a lot tougher people than him over the years. but i've never met anybody that could lie like him. >> his wife heidi here live by his side. every issue on the table this morning. parenting alert about your kids and oversnacking. new research revealing bad habits can start when they're toddlers. ♪ this is my fight song tracy morgan back on stage. an emotional performance for the doctors and nurses who cared for him after his terrible accident. new details from the special show he's calling one of the
most special nights of his life. ♪ so possessive and beyonce's back and teasing a mysterious project, so what is "lemonade"? the clues from queen b this morning. all that and it's coffee with candidates. a special town hall edition of "gma" starts now. >> all: good morning, america. good morning, america. indeed. and we have a fantastic crowd joining us here in times square. and welcome to a special edition of "good morning america." so many people joining us for our coffee with the candidates town hall with ted cruz. >> and there's senator cruz in our green room right now, getting ready to take your toughest questions one day before the crucial new york primary. every issue on the table. >> we're live with more than a hundred voters before they decide how to cast their ballots.
our studio is packed as you can see with registered republicans from across the empire state right now. getting ready to make their voices heard. >> let's take a look at philly. jon karl live in philly right now. pennsylvania has a huge primary coming up next week. lot of voters gathered there as well. at just one of our locations across the country. >> george, we have our "good morning america" viewing parties watching up and down east coast. including a diner near my hometown of garden city out on long island. they're waiting to see if senator cruz can sway their votes. our live town hall is just moments away. so, let's get the morning rundown from amy. and we begin with breaking news from texas, a flood emergency right now with 16 inches of rain falling overnight near houston prompting dozens of high-water rescues. people trapped in their homes and cars. the rain is not over. another 6 inches is in the forecast for some areas. we'll have more in rob's forecast coming up. well, the other big story this morning, a state of emergency in ecuador following that powerful earthquake this weekend.
more than 10,000 troops have joined the rescue effort. aid has not yet reached the remote areas cut off by landslides. more than 350 people are confirmed dead but that figure could rise because of people missing in the rubble. well, across the pacific this morning, u.s. military aid has arrived in southern japan, the scene of back-to-back earthquakes that left 42 people dead, nearly 250,000 others have been told to evacuate because of concerns that another major quake could hit the area. and as we prepare for our town hall meeting with ted cruz, all of the candidates are gearing up for the final day of campaigning before the new york primary. senator ted cruz racked up all wyoming's delegates. but the tramp campaign is again claiming the nomination system is rigged. they did not contest wyoming because they didn't want to spend, quote, time buying delegates. on the democratic side, hillary clinton is hitting bernie sanders on health care. saying he was absent.
polls show bernie sanders trailing in new york but he attracted 28,000 people at his rally in brooklyn. that's his biggest crowd yet. former olympian oscar pistorius appeared in court in south africa, a judge delayed his sentencing until june. pistorius spoke only when he was asked to confirm if he understood the judge's decision. in health news, your children might be picking up eating habits lot longer than thought. toddlers who snack between meals even when they're not hungry inevitably gain weight. doctors are warning that those practices once learned are very hard to break. they say the study just how closely adults influence their children's eating habits. comedian tracy morgan is giving back to the first responders who helped him following that highway crash two years ago. morgan took the stage in new jersey for a special performance for the medical staff who treated him. he posed for pictures with the firefighter who pulled him from that wreckage.
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joked about boaty mcboatface. it got more than 120,000 votes. three times the nearest runner-up. >> well, sorry. >> people have spoken. >> all right, and people are about to speak again. thank you, amy. voters are getting ready for our coffee with the candidates live event. senator ted cruz and his wife heidi, there you see, getting ready for our town hall. >> one day before the big votes here in new york. he's getting ready to answer your most pressing questions. that's all coming up live. >> so glad you're here. >> thank you. coming up live. >> so glad you're here. >> thank you.
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we do welcome you back to "gma." can you feel the energy here in times square? we have a lot of voters as you can see. a lot of viewers joining us here and across the country as we kick off our coffee with the candidates town hall. >> let's not wait another moment. let's welcome our special guest, senator ted cruz and his wife heidi, for our live town hall event this morning. [ cheers and applause ] a lot of voters to say hello to you this morning. >> how are you doing? great to see you. great to see you. >> thanks for coming. >> nice to see you. >> important, you can't let one go by. senator cruz. >> good morning. >> great to see you again.
>> very good to see you. >> as you said, george, we'll get to heidi cruz in just a moment. it's like working a line coming up here. >> it's a good problem here. >> congratulations, another weekend, picking all 14 available delegates in wyoming. trump is still saying, donald trump continues to say that the system is rigged and here's what he said again just on sunday. >> it's a rigged system. it's a crooked system. it's a 100% crooked. it's a corrupt and crooked system. >> senator cruz, how do you respond to what he's saying? >> well, listen, donald is not a complicated man to understand. he doesn't handle losing well. there have been a total of five states voted in the last five weeks. from utah, north dakota, wisconsin, colorado and wyoming, 1.3 million people voted in that -- those five states. he has lost all five. we have won five in a row. he's upset and he's throwing a
fit. >> he's set up for a pretty big win here in new york. even if you do well in may and june, he's most likely to go into the convention with the most states won and delegates and most people think that person should be the nominee? >> if donald trump is the nominee hillary clinton wins and she wins by double digits. i don't believe donald trump is going to be nominee. five states in a row we have won landslides over and over and over again. the stakes are too high to hand the election to hillary clinton. >> you can't overtake him before june. >> in all likelihood, we're going to go into a contested convention which means nobody has a majority. i'll have a ton of delegates and he'll have a ton of delegates. it's going to be a battle in cleveland to see who can get to a majority. you can't get the nomination without earning a majority of the delegates elected by the people and i believe donald's highest total will be on that first ballot and he'll steadily go down. because donald cannot win.
we don't want to nominate someone who's a loser in november. >> you're talking about this all-important delegates. we have actually one. we talked down in louisiana, luke letlow, an unbound delegate from louisiana. here's his question. >> senator cruz, some suggest that you had established a reputation of being an obstructionist. and are unable to work with your colleagues on both sides of the aisle. our future president of the united states will need to build coalitions of spot in order to succeed, what are your plans to mend fences, work with congress and give the people like those of us here in louisiana, the open, honest, effective government we deserve? >> well, listen, i think it's a terrific question. everyone understands right now that washington is broken. people are frustrated with career politicians in both parties. because they're not listening to us. they're not doing what they said they would do. both democrats and republicans. they make promises and they lie and they go to washington and they don't do it.
and i'll plead guilty to having stood up to the career politicians in washington, both democrats and leaders of my own party, because what's happening in washington is broken. now fast-forward after we win, once we win, i believe i'm going to have a positive relationship with congress, why, because when we have a strong conservative president congress will work hand in hand. just like reagan. ragen in '76 believed republics weren't standing for anything and what changed when reagan came and won in 1980 was, he won the support of the people, the reagan revolution was a grassroots movement. the reason we're winning state after state after state is an army of the grassroots rising up. it's unifying the party. >> and it's up to the voters. you want to hear from the voters that we have here. let's get to amy. >> i'm here with james thomson, he's from staten island.
still undecided at this moment. what is your question? >> senator, on january, you famously criticized new york values. many of us are frustrated with the policies you specified. having spent the past few days here if you could rephrase your statement would you do that? >> thank you, james, for being here. it is wonderful to be back in new york. the phrase "new york values" actually didn't come from me, it came from donald trump. an interview he gave a number of years ago where he was explaining his longtime support for partial birth abortion. his explanation was i'm from new york. those are new york values, not iowa values. so i was repeating donald's own phrasing. now, let me be clear as i have said many times the people of new york, the folks here, you all have suffered under the left-wing democratic policies year after year after year that forced on you by politicians who aren't listening to you.
and heidi and i, we're fighting for you. we're fighting for people for new york, who won't allow fracking to develop the natural resources. pennsylvania gets jobs. but cuomo thinks that you don't want jobs. you're frustrated when mayor bill de blasio in his first weeks in office, goes to harlem and tries to shut down chattered schools. because he says young african-americans don't get to school -- because he's so in hot to the teachers' unions. there was a moment that illustrated the left-wing democratic values perhaps better than any other and it was when the brave men and women of the nypd stood up and turned their back on bill de blasio. [ applause ] >> senator. >> millions of us here along with those heroes who risked their lives every day because we're tired of politicians, whether it's de blasio or obama
or hillary clinton, who, over and over and over again, side with the criminals and the looters rather than the people risking their lives to keep you safe. >> you know that phrase has hurt you in new york? >> i do know that it hurt me with the media. the media lit their hair on fire. [ applause ] but i will say if there ever comes a day when i'm winning the poll among the media i will have done something profoundly wrong. >> okay, let's get another question. >> we have todd calongne. he owns a pizza shop in new york city. he's undecided but leaning toward donald trump. what is your question for the senator? >> hi, i'm a lifelong republican. i have been married to my husband for two years now. my question is, i've noticed a lot of religious freedom laws and somewhat institutionalized discrimination laws happening around the country, what would you as president do to protect me and my husband from that institutionalized discrimination. >> when it comes to religious liberties it's something that
protects every one of us. it's the very first amendment. it's protected in the first amendment of the bill of rights. it applies to christians, jews, muslims and atheists, and all of us, we want to live in a world where we don't have the government dictating our beliefs, dictating how we live. we have a right to live according to our conscience and that freedom protects each and every one of us. we shouldn't have the right to force others to knuckle under and give up their faith and give up their belief. for me, i mean, i have spent my entire adult life fighting to defend religious liberty. fighting to defend the freedom of every one of us to seek out and worship god. keeping government out of your way of your lives. protects the freedom of every one of us. >> when you talk about freedom, with his husband, a lot of people would say, doesn't everyone have the freedom to be treated equally, the freedom to
be equal? >> of course we do. and the first amendment protects everyone equally. it protects our faith, it protects the faith of an orthodox jew to follow his or her faith without the government getting in the way and regulating kosher delis and restricting what can be served. protects the freedom of all of us. >> you know, you supported a constitutional amendment that could overturn the supreme court decision on gay marriage. what would mean for couples like todd and his husband who are already married? >> listen, i'm a constitutionalist and under constitution marriage is a question for the states. that has been the case from the very beginning of this country. that it's been up to the states. if someone wants to change the marriage laws, i don't think it should be five unelected lawyers down in washington dictating that. if you happen to agree with that particular decision, why would you want to hand over important policy issue to people who don't work for you.
instead if you want that change marriage laws, convince your fellow citizens to change the laws and by the way, demand, we got 50 states. we would expect the people of new york to adopt different laws perhaps than the people of california or texas or florida, and that's the great thing about a big, diverse country, we can have different laws that respect different values. >> this is a very important issue and another one is about gun violence. amy has a question. >> that's right. dimas salaberrios. an undecided voter. you are tall but i will try and reach up here and you can ask the senator your question. >> how you doing? i'm an ex-drug boss in new york city. a pastor now. >> fabulous. >> in the housing projects in the bronx and wrote a book.
and here's my question, in my community here in new york city, guns are coming in from the south. into our african-american, latino communities. and if you became president what would you do to stop the gun pipeline from coming into my neighborhoods from the south? >> let me say first of all, thank you for the ministry that you have and your example standing up and touching the lives of young men and young women in your community. thank you for what you're doing. [ applause ] >> you know the plague of gun violence we're seeing is horrific and i believe we need to use every tool possible to go after the criminals. in the way of the newtown shooting, at that elementary school that horrified all of us, i joined with senator chuck grassley in drafting legislation known as law enforcement alternative, it targeted bad guys, felons and fugitives, who
try to illegally buy firearms and there are tens of thousands of them every year that are caught illegally buying firearms. right now the justice department is not prosecuting them. >> i'm talking about gun dealers in the south that are not drug dealers but are buying these guns and shipping them into my community, can you deal with that? the urban community, not that area you just mentioned. >> well, but the way to solve gun violence i believe is targeting the criminals not targeting law-abiding citizens if you look at the jurisdictions with the worst murder rates most of them are with the strictest gun control laws. when you put gun control laws in place, the criminals don't hand over their guns, but the law-abiding citizens do and it ends up leaving them more vulnerable. you look at washington, d.c. and chicago, for years they have effectively banned firearms and have been right at the top of the murder rates. i don't think the answer is
stripping people of their rights to defend themselves. if you're a single mom living in a tough neighborhood, the second amendment protects your right to protect your kids. the right to be armed and protect your family. and i believe the way to stop the gun violence not by disarming the law-abiding citizens but rather targeting the criminals and coming down on them like a ton of bricks. the point i was making, i drafted legislation that would go after the criminals that would prosecute any felon or fugitive that tried to illegally buy a gun. the democrats filibustered it. harry reed led the filibuster. it doesn't work when you strip the second amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. i want to target the bad guys and not the good guys. >> senator, we got a lot more questions coming up. quick break for the weather outside.
>> gorgeous gorgeous day in times square. bucket list "gma." was your bucket list to be on "good morning america" or just visit "good morning america"? >> no, be on "good morning america." >> check it off. all right, our top weather story, check it out in houston, flood emergencies still happening there. we're getting extraordinary pictures that we'll share with you throughout the day. numerous cars just buried in water. all part of this ridge bringing rain across texas. more temperatures getting over 80 degrees, summerlike stuff. here's your local foreca >> i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area profit. record highs last chan today 20 degrees cooler by friday and unsettled weather and chance of showers on wednesday and thursday and friday. look for the asterisk, that is record highs, with 70's at coast and antioch is 90. but mild tonight with temperatures in the 50s. my seven-day forecast, check out 50s and 60 by friday.
good morning i am reggie aqui i am from the abc morning news. a quick check on the monday news. sue hall how are we doing? >> it's a good look. highway 4 to the san francisco area to the bay bridge is under an hour. we do have an accident westbound and that's blocking a lane of traffic here from the the solid line of red and keeping things flow to highway 4. for a lot of
from 4:30 to 7:00. the news continues with "good morning america." [ applause ] welcome back to "good morning america" and our town hall with ted cruz live here in times square and all across the country. we have one of our viewing parties there in maryland. heidi cruz is going to join us up here on the stage in just a moment. but first, senator cruz is answering your questions just one day before the big primary here in new york. >> next week, pennsylvania votes. jon karl is in philadelphia, pennsylvania, he's with voters, got a lot of questions for the senator. let's go, jon. >> george, robin, senator cruz, i'm joined here with hannah oh, 22-year-old pennsylvania republican voter, who senator cruz is likely the vote for you. what is your question? >> hi, senator cruz.
with a congress that can barely pass a simple budget how do you plan to pass something as contentious as the flat tax and abolish the irs? >> well, hannah, thank you for that question and thank you for coming out today. today, as everyone sends in their taxes, it really underscores the burden that taxes put on our economy. my number one priority as president is jobs and economics. the biggest barrier to job creation is federal taxes and federal regulations. and we need to pull them back. now, listen, passing a flat tax, i'm running on a simple flat tax, every american we can fill out our taxes on a postcard and then as you noted we're going abolish the irs. your question is, how we will get it done? i'll readily confess that's not easy.
if you look back to 1981, ronald reagan had just been elected president in a landslide election. when he got in, tip o'neill, the democratic speaker of house, told reagan don't bother to send your tax plan to the congress, it's dead on arrival, those are words that tip used. reagan didn't pour a scotch and use his irish wit. he knew that wouldn't work. instead, reagan over his head, went straight to the american people, made the case to the american people, tip had 20 democratic votes in a democratic house but suddenly millions of americans began lighting up the phones calling congress and tip's 20 votes began 19, 18, 17 and it disappeared, we passed one of the biggest tax reforms, one of the biggest tax cuts in the history of this country and it unleashed unbelievable economic growth. i intend to do the same thing with a simple flat tax, abolishing the irs. we're going to make 2016 general
election on abolishing the irs and repealing obamacare and the way to get it done is to come out of the election with a mandate from the people. let me explain it, there's an old joke that politics is hollywood for ugly people. that's how you get it done. you change the incentives where elected politicians want to stay in office. in other words, i can't get it done it takes all of us. the only way to get it done is the way reagan did it. with the reagan revolution. i believe that's what we're seeing across the country. >> related national issue, national debt. senator cruz, you heard donald trump say, he could eliminate the national debt in just eight years, you don't think that's possible? >> well, listen, donald -- [ laughter and applause ] donald trump's calculators is missing a few keys. he's always interesting to watch. he's a fun entertainer.
but donald has no real solutions. if you look at the problems facing -- you know, it's been a couple of months since we had a debate. because donald is terrified of debating. the democrats are debating. the people of new york need a debate yet donald trump is so scared of a debate he won't give the people of new york a debate. the reason is, he doesn't have an answer. how do you bring jobs back to america? donald has no idea. he has no proposals, no substance. so, when it comes to the debt, he doesn't understand the problem, he hasn't spent any time studying. i'm running on three key issues -- jobs, freedom and security. you want to bring jobs back to america, you lift the burdens on small businesses, tax reform and regulatory reform. you repeal obamacare. you stop amnesty. you pull back the regulators. when was the last time you heard donald trump talk about regulators? the epa and federal regulators are hammering small business.
the gentleman with a pizza shop earlier today -- how many small business owners are getting hammered by regulators? we're going to pull back the regulators. you'll be able to expand your pizza shop, hire more employees, and that's what people want. donald doesn't have the answers. that's why he's hiding from debates and tweeting, we need real solutions to the problems facing this country mp. >> what do we say, if we bring up your wife heidi cruz. if you'll join us here with your husband, heidi cruz. [ cheers and applause ] >> no one knows this man better than you, mrs. cruz, first of all, i read somewhere that at the age of 8 you fell in love with politics, what was it? >> well, i think what i might have said i fell in business when i was a young child. my parents had my brother and i start a business. i learned very quickly that it's good to have less regulation rather than more. in fact, we had a thriving
a little bread business and we thought about expanding it, but it caused us to do a lot of regulatory things so we stayed small. but i did become interested in politics to answer your question and i think the beginning of it was sitting, selling bread, behind my bread stand reading "time" magazine. i used to read that magazine as a kid. my parents took us to see a lot of things, we visited washington, d.c., and i saw what an incredible potential that the houses of congress, the executive branch, our judicial branch have to lead this country. >> if your husband is elected, and living there on pennsylvania avenue, what would be your focus as first lady? >> well, as i said before, we're in the middle of an intense primary. and we are working hard to earn the support of primary voters. it's been exciting process. we have had incredible success. it's easy to campaign for ted.
so, we haven't spent a lot of time on my agenda, i have had a very simplified job description which is to help ted win. but i do have interests. i think one of greatest honors of being ted's partner in this is being able to do things that have the greatest needs in this country and ted and i have always agreed school choice is at top of the agenda. the opportunity for a terrific education is what gave so many of us our start. >> you have been on the campaign trail and you have heard the negativity throughout on both sides and people often commented on that and we have something that we want to show you, things some have said over this process. >> ted cruz has been telling lie and ted cruz is a sneer artist. >> he's a nasty guy, nobody likes him. >> you know, it's been such a harsh campaign. harsh campaign again on both sides of the aisle. how has that impacted your
family? >> well, you know -- when it doesn't upset the candidate it's a lot easier on the family. one of the qualities that i always admired about ted is how he's incredibly unflappable. things don't bother ted that bother most people. a reason for that over the last 16 years because ted is in politics for the issues, to focus on the issues, to get things done and he does depersonalize a lot of these attacks. i want to add one thing. the kids, they are always say the things that are the truest. the other day, carol yin who just turned 8. you would want all of you to know that she just turned 8. she said, mom, as we go through these states, more and more people are going to vote for daddy once they know my dad they'll vote for me. >> i want to ask you real quickly -- what kind of bread was it?
>> we did little things around christmas. we made cinnamon bread during christmas. we raise and lowered our prices. we made bigger and smaller loafs. i mentioned that experience because teaching kids that they can do something that adds value that they can get paid for and they can adjust when they make mistakes and failure is okay, you can start again and take risks. all of those things are great skills. another thing i would focus on is some aspect of entrepreneurship. these are just great foundational skill-building things that happen in the private sector. we got to get weather now. >> george, great crowd out here. we want to show you some dramatic video coming in from houston. our affiliate there. this man, his car swamped, swimming to get out of there. that car quickly sinking after he was pulled out of the water by our abc 13 reporter there. numerous scenes like this happening now across houston. 16-plus inches of rainfall falling overnight.
>> good morning. i am meteorologist mike nicco with record high temperatures today from 80 if san francisco to inland east bay at 90. my seven-day forecast shows at least 20 degrees cooler by friday. a slight chance of showers on wednesday and thursday and friday. >> this weather report brought to you by american express. congratulations to moe and pete 45 years of being married. coming up, the ted cruz you haven't seen before. we'll get into some of his most famous impressions. >> release the hounds. excellent! >> and wait until you see his performance on stage in law school. >> i have sought these three long years to bend these stiff-necked people to me. >> the hidden talents of ted
this one comes from bonnie pointer, undecided voter from california. take a look. >> hi, senator cruz, my name is bonnie and i'm a grandmother of three from california. my question to you is, would you accept being donald trump's vice president? >> well, bonnie, thank you for that question. let me just answer very simply, i have zero interest whatsoever in doing that. [ applause ] and there are a lot of reasons, but perhaps the simplest is, if donald is the nominee, hillary wins, hillary wins by double digits. i don't think there's anything we can do to change that. and the stakes are so high. that's why nationwide, 65% to 70% of republicans recognize donald trump loses to hillary, that's why we're seeing republicans uniting behind our campaign, it's why out of the 17 republican candidates who started this race, five of them are supporting our campaign. we have been supported now by rick perry, by lindsey graham,
by jeb bush, by scott walker, by carly fiorina. now, all of us started out as opponents. we have come together and united we have to win and if donald trump is the nominee he loses. if i'm the nominee, i beat hillary clinton. we're beating her in key swing states, we're beating her with young people and we got to win. we can't do four, eight years on the road we're on right now. >> of course we're here to talk about serious issues. but voters also like to get to know all the candidates. look, your wife is lighting up, we heard about the lighter side of ted cruz, heidi, he does impressions really well. >> well, you know, there are people who do impressions and then the rest of us who do not. ted is one of those who does impressions. he's really funny. he has a great sense of humor. he loves to tell jokes.
he and carol yin go back and forth on jokes. they are from the 8-year-old joke book. so, ted has -- another thing i love about ted cruz is he has a great sense of humor. >> let's take a look. right here. >> release the hounds. excellent! hiddily-ho, neighbor. >> but dad, i'm a vegetarian. i don't eat animals. >> but, lisa, animals are so delicious. there's the animal we get bacon from, the animal we get ham from, the animal we get sausage from. >> dad, that's all the same animal. >> oh sure, lisa. forward, not backwards. upwards, not downwards and always twirling, twirling for freedom. [ applause ]
>> something we saw on buzzfeed. >> what is your favorite impression that he does? >> i think the simpson. being a vegetarian from california, having my meat-eating texan husband explaining the god sources of food going. our 5-year-old is mixed. she's vegetarian and meat-eating. >> i got to ask you, you've been on the stage with donald trump. can you do a donald impression? >> i don't have a donald impression. you know, he's one of a kind and i'm glad to leave it at that. we'll take a quick break. >> we'll be right back.
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>> oh, that's a great question, you know, we usually do date night sunday nights we either do -- on friday nights, we take the girls out to california pizza kitchen. sunday night it's late and we tend to do sushi or mexican depending on the given night. >> that's really on both ends. >> well -- >> grace, what is your question? where are you from in new york? >> i'm from suffolk county. my question is for heidi, as first lady what kind of dog would you like to own while in the white house? >> these things may be a little nostalgic back to childhood we had a cocker spaniel named oscar. maybe we could bring him back. >> you have a promise out to the girls on the dog? >> we do. they have one dog snowflake. a rescue puppy and we promised
the girls, at the beginning, if we win, they can get a second dog. they wanted a pony. so, the second dog is negotiated down. >> i'm from harlem, new york. pressing question for new yorkers -- thin crust or chicago deep dish? >> actually i'm a thin crust guy. >> thank you. >> and i will note in the critical pizza primary i'm the only one of the republican candidates who doesn't eat pizza with a knife and fork. that's in your hands. the only way to eat it. [ applause ] >> is it helpful to have these light moments? does it help to have moments like this? >> you got to laugh and have fun. yesterday we flew back home to houston because we did carolyn's 8th birthday and we did build a bear and there 15, 17 8-year-old girls. i was instructed to charge into the middle of the girls and yell
"good morning america" is brought to you by blackberry priv. with priv, your business is secured. shop now at blackberry.com. [ applause ] the week is off to a great start. we thank our group of republican voters for asking great questions this morning and those joining us from gateway diner in albany, new york, on long island, and rockville, maryland. our thanks to all. >> also, senator ted cruz is going answer more of your questions in a live facebook chat. that's coming up. join it now on "good morning america's" facebook. we'll have another live town hall on thursday. hillary clinton is going to be here. thank you so much for joining us today. >> we had a great time. >> thank you for having us. have a great day, everyone.
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