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trump cracking down from his warning there could be rye if he is delivered the nomination. >> senator marco rubio says he is leaving politics and will not be anybody's running mate. president obama plans to take on trump in an effort to stop him and protect his own leg epwn le. let's begin with phil mattingy. >> donald trump wasn't even on the campaign trail yesterday. he was only person anybody was talking about across the party public and private. how on earth do you stop trump's role in the nomination? >> i don't think you can say that we don't get it auto mat that ka
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ically. >> reporter: he warned riots could erupt if he is denied the no, ma'amation after securing the most delegates. >> nobody should say such things in my opinion. even to hint at violence is unacceptable. >> meeting privately in washington, plotting any way to block trump's path to the nomination, the possibility of a third-party option. >> it is not going to be me. it should be somebody running for president. >> house speaker paul ryan talking about he could be the nominee through a contested convention. trump taking to his free attack ad platforms of choice with a series of posts about hillary clinton and fiercest rival marco rubio. speaking out for the first time florida.
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>> i'm not interested in being vice president. >> saying he is done with politics. >> i will finish out my term in the senate is and then i will be a private citizen. >> if you're republican and your choice is donald trump and ted cruz in a general election, it is the difference between poisoned or shot. you're still dead. >> now he says he is raising money for the cruz campaign. >> i think the best alternative to him from getting to 1,237 is ted cruz. >> those are the last words you thought you would hear out of somebody's math. that underscores the desperation they are feeling right now. it can lead to odd bedfellows.
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consistently, guys, you hear one big fear, is it too late? >> great question. indeed. thank you. president obama is apparently ready to go full throttle on donald trump. he is ready to hit the campaign trail in an effort to stop the front-runner and protect his own legacy. dana? >> reporter: good morning, michaela. a white house official says we will see a whole lot of president obama on the campaign trail talking about what he feels is at stake in this election and talking about the tone of the race so far. take a look to what he had to say this week on capitol hill. >> the longer that we allow the political rhetoric of late to continue and the longer that we tacitly accept it, we create a structure that allows the animosity in one corner of you politics to affect a corner of our society.
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animosity breeds animosity. >> that is the rhetoric we are hearing on the republican side. each party thinks a victory by the other party spells doom. they are talking about how to protect the legacy. not just the affordable care act, which republicans voted some 60 times to repeal. but the iran deal, opening to cuba where he is traveling this weekend. financial regulations. and the white house is and the democratic national committee feels it will be an excellent spokes ts person for protecting his legacy. they want to drive more into the polls. we have been seeing from the early voting that enthusiasm is lower. the hope is having the president out on the campaign trail will help the democrats keep the white house. >> all right. let's discuss, shall we? cnn political anchor at time
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warner cable news, errol lewis. and daily caller matt lewis. no relation. matt, let's start with you. your party, my brother, is hurting. what's going on now? we may need a third party is what we're hearing. how real is that and how would it work? >> well, it's a mess. the problem republicans are some is donald trump loses election, if donald trump wins. it is a no-win situation for the republican. you are looking at the least bad of several options. the best tragedy forward is to try to stop donald trump from getting the delegates he needs to clinch the nomination and have is a unity ticket with ted cruz to try to have an alternative that would be pallet
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bl to the republican base. you have to have a plan to have a government in waiting to keep mainstream con teufpl alive should donald trump end up becoming the nominee. >> yesterday there was a closed door moment. a statement was put out afterwards where they were trying to strategyize and figure out what to do to stop trump. we believe the issue of donald trump is greater than the an issue of the party. it is an issue of morals and character. not just us in the conservative moment. we call for a unity ticket that unites the republican party. they were up clear about who is on that ticket. what does this mean? >> it is an interesting prospect. he has been anti-trump really on principal for months now. what he has said is you look at where conservatives were in 1964. they got wiped out as the
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nominee. it starts the long 16-year march to when conservatives get the white house with ronald reagan. they said this is bigger than any one election. he is making an interesting point about what happens further down the ballot. there is concern that republicans could lose control of the senate. people are struggling to keep control of state legislativers. we have to have a coherency way to limit the damage. there's some logic to all of this tough. and once against it underscores how fractured the republican party is. >> the idea that we are talking about eric eric son and mark levine is coming up in your mainstream party, usually you guys run away from these guys as your crazy cousins.
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now they are trying to save your party. where are the real republicans that you guys always used to tout to say who the gop was? all we learned is how you learned to be the big tent. >> this is inside baseball. i would make a big distinction between ericsson and levine. >> that shows i how out of the mainstream he is and the strange bedfellows we have been talking about. he provided him cover for a long time. i think erick erickson is somebody who could be the future of the conservative movement. somebody up and coming. rush limbaugh i think could have stepped up early on and taken on
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donald trump and written him out of the movement. he abdicated the ability to do so. i think erick erickson could help police the riot and make sure real conservatives, not populus nationalists like donald trump, control of the movement and the party. >> glenn beck has gone after donald trump. it is strange bedfellows. speaker of the house paul ryan came out and talked about this yesterday. in fact, he made a prediction what he thinks will happen at the convention. listen to this. >> it is more likely to become an open convention than we thought before. so we're getting our minds around the idea that this could very well become a reality. therefore those of us involved in the convention need to respect that. >> he has to. he's the chairman of the convention. he can't be closed to the possibility. >> good point. i'm confused where he says it is
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more hikely than ever to become an open convention i think the numbers are headed in donald trump's convention. seu >> the numbers may be headed in this direction from a total delegate standpoint. as you have seen, state by state we have the intermediate stage where the actual names of the delegates can be determined. if you forget about other meetings, you can end up control with the delegation and a certain amount of sway with them so people are not necessarily until the end but are open to this idea if there is a second ballot, this is what we're going to do. the in trying is getting very thick. >> house of cards, this exact scenario plays out in house of cards. writers were like, wow, we thought we were making up something that had no chance of
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real life. what we are also hearing a lot of is we have to be in panic mode. we want full energy to stop this before it is too late. 55% he needs to get of the remaining delegates. a lot of states are out there. it is the halfway point. it is about momentum. there is still halfway to go. cruz and kasich's is going up. how realistic do you think it is to stop him from 1,237. >> i think it is a flip of the coin. i know that's a cop-out answer, but i do. he needs to have 55% of the delegates. when has he ever done that? he has never done that. maybe it becomes easier to do later in the game. but he is not a majority candidate. he has never been a majority candidate. the rules say if you don't have
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1,237 delegates at the convention, whoever gets the majority of the delegates becomes the nominee. the key is to tamp down on the expectation just because you have the most delegates you automatically become the nominee. that has never been the case. those are not the rules. and i think we have to follow the rules. and the notion that suggesting there is going to be rioting if trump doesn't get his way is beyond the pale. that's exactly what he has done. >> gentlemen, thank you very much for your perspective. michaela. >> president obama is hitting back at republican leaders who refuse to meet with judge meritt garland. it hurts americans's faith in government. man mu is hive with this. >> republicans are showing absolutely no willingness. no hearings, no votes. not until there is a new president. the one area where there is some
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convention is whether to even meet with merit garland. a handful of gop senators will meet with garland. they say it doesn't mean there will be any movement on his nomination. yesterday i spoke with chuck grassly. he said this to say. >> if i can meet with a dictator in uganda, i can surely meet with a decent person in america. >> now, the white house and senate democrats have started their first space of a furious public realizes push. the president plans to be very visible during this fight. he spoke to npr and said he was "pruz "puzzled." watch for this intensifying fight to head to battle ground
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states next week when the senate begins a two-week recess. >> we have breaking news to tell you about. this out of north korea and its latest response to u.s. sanctions. pyongyang launched ballistic missiles you've the korean coast. we have all the breaking details. ivan. >> good morning, alisyn. that's right. the u.s. and allies, south korea and japan are all denouncing north korea and its pre-dawn launch of what appeared to have been two media range ballistic missiles. one traveled from north korea deep into the sea of japan, a distance of about 500 miles. why does that tear phi japan? the distance between pyongyang and hiroshima is just under 500 miles. the u.s. state department came out with this announcement calling on north korea to
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refrain from actions that further raise tensions in the region and focus instead on talk taking concrete steps toward fulfilling international commitments and obligations. but pyongyang is furious at the u.s. right now and south korea. both militaries are conducting annual joint military exertions here in south korea. south korea describing them as the harpblgest ever. north korea claims this would be a precursor for an invasion into north korea. they have threatened preefplive strikes in response. that is why relation are so tense right now. >> ivan, appreciate the explanation. check back with you later. we have news of a lightning strike forcing an american
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democrats stop trump movement shifting into overdrive. republican efforts to slow trump have not worked so far. so can president obama do the trick? let's bring backer roll lewis and senior editor "the atlantic" ron brownstein. ron, let me start with you. president obama's language has shifted from, look, donald trump is not going to be elected president to uh-oh, why don't you look at who this guy is really is. let me show you what's happened in the last month. >> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. and the reason is because i have
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a lot of faith in the american people. and i think they recognize being president is a serious job. >> this is the guy. remember he was shore that i was born in kenya. >> we have heard eventual far and divisive rhetoric aimed at women and minorities. and people who tonight look like us, pray like us or vote like we do. >> he has gotten more serious it seems. now he is going to hit the campaign trail. what do you think? is this unprecedented for a 3rez, or is this what they do to elect the next democrat? >> the reality is that whether he hits the campaign trail or stays in the white house. if hillary clinton is the nominee, embraces him or distances herself from him,
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either he is on the ballot. there is a strong way about the way they vote in the election to succeed him. in 1988 george h.w. bush embraced reagan. al gore distanced himself from bill clinton. in each case, will 88% of the people who disapproved voted for the other party. so obama is on the bat local whether anybody likes it or not. so he is out there trying to maintain his legacy. it makes sense for an outgoing president to try to do that. he is going to influence it regardless of his posture. >> primary voters on the democratic side, 60%all said they want to see policies extended. it was 50% in ohio. he is looking about within his party. there will a always an a trance fehrance of action i think they love the idea that donald trump
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will be who they are up against. i say it because we are all getting besieged. ? sure. >> but to take the high road hasn't happened i think since i have been alive. how worried do you think president obama is about donald trump winning the ticket? >> in the montage, it goes from dismissive, humorous, to grave concern. the numbers that have rolled in over that period of time there's reason from that. he puts certain states in play. he has an appeal they don't quite understand. there is this other thing that is going on. the president is laying
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groundwork. whether or not he is the nominee with regard to control of the senate, lessening the republican majority in the house, making some opportunities for democrats down at a state level, the president is trying to do all of those things. as well as maybe even settle scores with some of the people who tormented him who aren't giving supreme court nomination tpaoeutd that he wants. he will do a lot of business out on the road. it will be for a lot of different reasons. >> in addition to what chris just said, a majority of tratic voters want president obama's policies continued. if you just look at what happened in the primaries, democrats across every state while reps, enthusiasm, percentages there in double digit. look at north carolina. 94% peurg turn skwroupt than time around. so where does that leave hillary
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clinton or bernie sanders? >> first, republicans are up 7.4 million overall. 670% total increase. democrats are downment democrats are town versus the baseline of 2008, which was by far the most anybody ever voted in a primary since the beginning of the primary system. there is a baseline. no question had hillary clinton's biggest challenge, one of the biggest challenge is this question of enthusiasm and whether or not she can turn ow the obama coalition. it is heavily depend epbt on the turnout who hasn't been as high as the whites where the republicans are 12r0r7bg. two things that could help. one, president obama. but the more important is donald trump. despite his strengths, as errol noted, he is facing
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astronomically high unfavorable ratings. so their expectation is that particularly with the supreme court on the line, the republicans are elevated the stakes in this election. the democratic coalition will turn out to stop trump as much as to advance hillary clinton. >> i had somebody stop me on the street. hillary clinton will have a hard time turning out the numbers. you said she can't get enough. you think it will be bernie sanders? oh, no. he will get our base out like nobody else on the side of the ticket. >> guys, thank you so much. a partisan brawl on the fingerprint water crisis. republicans calling for the head of epa and michigan governor rick snyder to resign. >> i'm not buying that you didn't know about any of this until october 2015. you were not in a medically induced coma for a year. >> all right. you will hear more on that
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both officials in the line of fire blaming each other for not doing enough. sarah gannon was there. >> governor rick snyder desperately trying to hang on to his job faced an angry congressional committee, demanding answers for why he was so show to react to flint's water crisis. >> i kick myself every single day about what i could have done to do more. >> the plausibility deniability only works when it's plausible. i have had enough of your false apologies. >> you need to resign. >> it wasn't just governor snyder who faced blame. republicans mostly focused their sights on president obama's epa administrator gina mccarthy. >> you don't get it. you still don't get it. >> not only am i asking you to be fired.
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if you don't resign, you should be impeached. >> they were often bickering over who is more to blame. >> just get on the call and call me. this is not a technical compliance. this is the culture that got us in this place to start with i will take responsibility for not pushing hard enough, but i will not take responsibility for causing this problem. it was not epa at the helm. >>. >> would common sense have not told you, hey, stop drinking the water? >> not at that point in time. >> at what point in time? >> flint residents protested in the hall ways like they have been for months. he hails show top staff members knew of problems for months before the action was taken and before the public was warned.
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did you hear about the hearing on capitol hill about what was going on in flint? all the congress members are all angry now, now that it's over. now that it is time to cast plame when it's not on them. let's talk to somebody who has been deep inside the problem and sounding the alarm in michigan from the beginning. dr. mona hannah, director of pediatric residency program in flint. she is the doctor who started to see the patterns and numbers and
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levels and did research and saw that the lead level had been rise to go dangerous levels and sounded the alarm. the question is who listened and when. doc, always a flash to see you on the show. i wish it were a different problem. not did, wanted to. but what you're hearing in the hearings from the michigan governor, does that square with your reckon of how it worked when you started to tell state officials about what you were seeing? >> yeah. so not exactly. so when i first shared our concerns, we were attacked just like the citizens were attacked. we were told we were wrong. that we were causing near hysteria and the state numbers didn't really jibe with your numbers. it took a good week and a half, two weeks to say we have a problem. but that's yesterday. and the hearing that we heard yesterday was finger pointing.
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it brings us nothing to where we need to go in terms of healing our city and healing our children. >> that's the easy part for the politicians, to look at somebody other than themselves to say you screwed up. i want to look like we care. as of today, are you getting what you need in flint is what you need to see happening? >> it is beginning. it is beginning at the state level and it's beginning at the federal level. but we have not seen the same sense of urgency for other disasters, hurricanes, flood, oil spills. we have not seen the same response. there is a bill tied up in the federal government. wii need the legislators pass this flint aid bill. we tpwhaoed more money from the state side. when you think about lead and the long-term and multi-generational impact this
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could cause, we need to invest today so we do not see the consequences of lead tomorrow. this is not a third world who contaminated their water supply. this is america. we need to give them all all the resources we have right now. ? i have heard from other clinician is that say we are still seeing kids. are you still seeing levels elevated? >> yeah. we still have kids with elevated lead levels. i got a call from a woman who was part. our water system has not healed. our water is still not safe to drink. >> something else that we're doing here, maybe this will help your concern of the urgency to
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address. threup flint should be enough. you're right. i want to put up a map that shows other states where there are exceed lead limits. they are big states. new york has a situation in who is at fault as well. my brother is the governor of new york. he had to rush up there. but pennsylvania, texas, new jersey. what are you hearing from your fellows and colleagues around the country? >> we really thought lead was a problem of each. got lead out of paint. lead out of gasoline. but it is a gift that keeps on getting. it keeps on giving. it is a problem of today. it's going to be a problem of tomorrow if we don't eliminate the sources of lead. we need to invest in more of
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these programs that eliminate that source, that get rid of lead from the pluming and paint and dust and soil. now we have learned so much more about lead. we learned there is no safe level of lead. it doesn't mean all children will be impacted. but it means we now have the science to guide us to get rid of lead exposures. pediatricians are the greatest witnesses to failed social policies. with everything seen in flint, our children are the victims of these things. >> doctor, we'll be back to you on this. as you know, as i always say, when you hear now information or information that's troubling you, come to us. we'll get right on it. thank you. >> thanks for having me. it took more than half a century for the yale bulldogs to make it back to the big dance.
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one day in. this is already the best ncaa men's basketball tournament in decades. >> why is that? >> why? even you should know. the yale bulldogs pulling off what everyone should have expected against bay hraor. a four-point runaway victory. we have more in this morning's bleacher report. make your witness. >> i'm sure you're happy about yale. they ruined my bracket. yesterday, the first day tournament, two 12 seeds won, being yale bulldogs. they were back for the first time in 54 years. they made the most of it. mason, career-high 31 points for the bulldogs in this one. he had baylor frustrated.
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under 2:30 to go. yale up by six. they fumbled the ball away. yale pulled off the upset, 79-75. the other 12 seed upis set came from little rock. they made a big comeback in the final simply. an amazing fadeaway three. this game actually went to double overtime. little rock holds on to win 85-83 to get their first tournament win in 30 years the spurs beat the blazers, 118-110 to improve to 34-0 this season. the winning streak will face its biggest test tomorrow night as the spurs host the warriors. golden state is 61-6, still going for the 95-96 bulls record of 72-10.
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guys, of course the tournament continues today on tnt, tbs, and trutv. i was looking at my bracket, yale, thank you. ruined it for me. baylor in the sweet 16. >> how is your bracket? >> how are you doing? >> this is the year i decided i'm not doing the bracket. i never know what the heck i'm talking about. all kinds of dodos do well as a result of pigging random things. this would have been the year i would have picked yale. >> this is the year you don't do a bracket. >> i feel like charlie brown. >> you're a lucy. >> you're more peppermint patty. >> delicious. >> not the food. >> up next, we have a very serious story to tell you about. we hope you will stay tuned.
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it is an exclusive. thousands of civilians desperate for help. you hear about the stories but you never see it. we'll show you how they are trying to get aid in this cnn exclusive. that's next.
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rebuild. charissa ward went into territory where no western journalists have gone in a year. some of the images we are about to show you are really graphic. >> this is the fourth and final installment in our "undercover in syria" series. we followed a british aide worker as he tried to the deliver to the front line of aleppo. >> it is a tuesday in syria. a british aid worker shareef is making the dangerous drive to hrep poe. >> it is important we drive with the windows open. any kind of sphroegsz that land close to us, the shrapnel and glass, landing in our face. >> he is traveling to the devastated city to deliver an
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ambulance. it hadn't long before he is diverted. shareef runs to. remarkably no one has been injured on or killed. but the sign of another jet is signs he should leave. >> we're just going to try to get to a safer place. >> shareef is one of a handful of western aide workers living in syria. >> most of the aid organizations don't want to go into the line of fire. this is something that we have to do. this is something that is a human response. if we don't do it, who will? >> in an olive grove, he told us
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religious conviction played a big part in his decision to come here three years ago. >> what do the people really want? this is not me saying it. if they are muslims they want islamic governance, it is important that we help them establish that. >> is that what they want? >> in my opinion, that's what i believe. you can go ask the people what they want. i don't think they will say anything else after all of this bloodshed. >> for the 6.5 million people displaced in syria, there are perhaps more immediate concerns. most live in tent cities along the border. conditions in the camp are brutal. there is a lack of food and clean water. they become more crowded every day. >> we have recently done a is survey of this camp.
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this camp alone is about 80,000 people. this is just one on this border. there is another maybe 65,000, 70,000 people. >> shareef's favorite project is this smaller camp that houses roughly 100 widows and their children. syria is now a country full of widows and orphans. all of them dependent on the mercy of others. >> so starting to see the color of the playground equipment with these children who have been left behind, widowed mothers. what is the future? >> we're talking about a lost generation here. you have 2.5 million children inside syria who attend school.
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another statistic that blew my mind, one in three children in syria have been born in the last five years. that means they have never known anything other than death, destruction and conflict. so when you're looking taeurdz the future -- >> you feel the repercussions? >> of course. >> we have seen it in other wars. it shakes them for the rest of their lives. i want to ask you about that aid worker. i found him an a fascinating worker. >> yes. this is an incredibly brave man who is doing important work. he wants to help the people implement strict islamic law. we are seeing this more and more in rebel-held syria people who are strong enough and brave enough to help these people have
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intelligence religious beliefs. that will also have ramificatio ramifications. i would actually call it a great area. >> i know we tend to see something from our western perspective, a little black and white, right? but you are probably encountering more and more of this gray area. >> we definitely are. just because someone wants to live this kind of life. we're following a lot of news. is it too late for republicans to stop donald trump? let's get to it. >> a trump nomination would fracture the party. i don't think you can see we don't get it. >> there is time to still
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prevent a trump nomination. >> i will build on the fabric we have made. >> we think we have a path to victory. >> so here's the truth. look it up. america is pretty darned great. >> seeing it as a disrespect to the constitution. >> we are going to decide you're in charge in three years. then you all take a break. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo, alisyn camerota and michaela pereira. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to your "new day". conserve fifth leaders calling for a unity ticket to stop donald trump. it is making for strange bedfello bedfellows. donald trump said denying him
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the nomination could cause riots. . >> somewhere lindh is seu graham, the big shot or poison? president obama going on the offensive using trump as an example of everything america does not need. we have the race covered only the way cnn came. >> donald trump wasn't even out on the campaign trail yesterday. as usual, he was about the only person anybody was talking about across the gop in public and private, top officials huddling trying to answer the one question that befuddled him for months. how in the world do you stop trump's nomination? >> gop upping the pressure on donald trump. two days of the cnn interview on "new day".
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>> nobody should say such things in my opinion. even to hint at violence is unacceptable. >> meeting privately in washington, plotting any way to block trump's path to the nomination, the possibility of a third-party option. >> it is not going to be me. it should be somebody running for president. >> house speaker paul ryan again rejecting talk he could be the republican nominee through a contested convention. trump hitting back at his opponents, taking to his free attack ad platforms of choice with a series of posts about hillary clinton and fiercist one-time rival marco rubio. >> hopeful live there is still time to me vent a trump nomination. >> reporter: speaking out for the first time after a bruising loss in florida. >> i'm not interested in being
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vice president. >> saying he is done with politics. >> i will finish out my term in the senate is and then i will be a private citizen. >> if you're republican and your choice is donald trump and ted cruz in a general election, it is the difference between poisoned or shot. you're still dead. >> now he says he is raising money for the cruz campaign. >> i think the best alternative to him from getting to 1,237 is ted cruz. and i'm going to help ted in any way i can. >> anybody who has paid any attention or been in the battles the last few years, those are the last words you ever thought you would hear out of his math. the question remains, though, to what effect republicans involved in these efforts have one question.
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is it too late? >> big question to investigate. thanks, phil. president obama will hit the campaign trail to try to stop trump and protect his legacy. hi, athena. >> good morning, michaela. it is about retaking the senate, making progress in the house. he's are the goals the president has laid out for himself and his party. take a look to what he had to say on capitol hill earlier this week. >> the longer that we allow the political rhetoric of late to continue and the longer that we tacitly accept it, we create a structure that allows the animosity in one corner of you politics to affect a corner of our society. animosity breeds animosity. >> the president is not going to
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be quiet about what he sees on the campaign trail. keeping the white house. taking back the senate. protecting accomplishments like the affordable care act. nuclear deal with iran. the opening to cuba which he is going to cuba this weekend. environmental relation hraeugzs. financial regulati regulations. he's they hope, someone who will will drive voters to the polls. democrats to the polls. we have seen data in the states that already voted showing the enthusiasm seems to be on the republican side. hope is to have president obama out there revving up the democratic base. appreciate that. what does donald trump think of the movement to stop him? let's bring in trump's national
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campaign co-chair sam clovis. sam, how are you? >> doing well. how are you? >> doing well. what do we know about this meeting between high-profile including erick erickson in which they are the stop donald trump. >> i don't know anything about the meeting. i'm in d.c. right now. i'm talking to you from the cnn studios here in town. i think one of the things that's fascinating to me is the whole notion that we have republicans and conservatives who have been so outraged at the supreme court and other -- and the congress not going to the will of the people. the people are voting. the people many vote. we have a path. we have a process. we have procedures. and if these people were so concerned about what was going on, why don't they find a better candidate to run against mr.
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trump? why don't they find more. we are inching up to the 50% level. we're going to be there. we will get to 1,237. these guys will be sitting there stewing on the floor of the convention in cleveland. they get on the train end up under the train. >> they think the answer is a unity ticket. cruz and kasich. let me read for you what erick erickson said. if that unity ticket is unable to get 1,237 delegates we recognize it took abraham link con three times to become the party's nominee f. it's tpwuf for link object, it should be good enough for the rest of the
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candidates without riots. your response? >> well, i'm not sure what the response ought to be. there is a process in place. there are rules. the committee will meet in april. we ought to go through that process. i don't think their candidate is going to get to 1,237. he's going to have to win 86% of the delegates that are left. we have a much clearer path and a reasonable expectation if we get to 1,237, calm down, come to cleveland. get behind the candidate and beat the democrats the in november. to me, if it was not so ridiculous it would be laughable what's going on -- i would consider this. we have people who are elitists, part of the ruling class of this country or pretenders to the
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throne who are openly and willingness going out and telling the american people who voted for donald trump they're stupid and they don't know any better. if that's the path they want to go down there will be consequences for that kind of thing center what does that mean? ? i think the consequences are going to be what they think the republican party is is not going to be what it is after the convention if they decide to go after it and take away the nomination from a person who has clearly won it fair and square and aboveboard and done the things necessary in this process. we wouldn't have this process, alisyn, if it wasn't the republican party had adopted. >> donald trump thought about what the comments might be. he imagined there could be eye
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rotting on the streets and big problems if i were denied the nomination. does he stand by those? >> mr. trump speaks for mr. trump. >> speaker ryan said this about him. take a listen. >> nobody should say such things in my opinion, because to even address or hint to violence is unacceptab unacceptable. >> what do you think about the idea he was threatening thereby violence i think he said riots. >> riots are violence by definition. >> i don't accept that. i am probably going to be accepted is as a delegate of iowa to go to the floor of the republican convention. i'm honored to be a delegate.
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if it goes well and i end up being a delegate, i will be the first to cast my vote for donald j. trump. i'll tell you this, if the republican parties comes in jimmys with the rules examine take away the will of the people and the democrats who voted for mr. trump, i will take off missed credentials, and i will leave the republican party as well. >> he is not euplying the rules if he doesn't make it to 1,237. >> nobody said anything different than that. >> well, he did. he said if i get close, if i get -- let's say i get 1,100 and somebody else is 500 points back. i think you would see very bad
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things. so that is jimmying with the rules. >> i don't think that's jimmyig with the rules. the rules are the rules. if we get close, the tradition of the republican party has been that the person who has come the closest is normally the graciousness and unity of the party is important. there are rules and the rules ought to be followed. i don't think anybody is saying anything different. people with clear conscious know the will of the people ought to be followed. the will of the point to this point -- you have to remember, we had 17 people. we still have is three. we've gone through all of these primaries. now here we are. we still have three people in the race.
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we have all the delegates outstanding. >> sam clovis, thanks so much for being on "new day". >> always a pleasure to get up early for you. >> thank you, sam. we appreciate it. let's get over to choice. gop going against polls saying trump should be its nominee. also saying they should hold hearings to replace justice scalia on the supreme court. the president now telling npr the gop's vow not to consider judge garland further americans's already shaky faith in government. manu raju is live. the president said animosity breeds animosity. >> president obama shed new light on his thinking why he
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chose judge garland. he said he has appointed two women, including a latino is and reshaped the lower courts with minority judges. a lot of people asking why would anyone want this nomination knowing he will be attacked and have little to get elected this year. >> for those of us who are more often in the scrum of politics, we call folk like judge garland civilians. suddenly being placed in a war zone is something you want to make sure they are mindful of. >> outside groups are attacking him as out of the mainstream. ed judicial crisis network plans a $2 million ad blitz.
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president obama knows this cycle will largely be a referendum on his tenure. why not have at it. go out and defend your record and try to draw that store constituency comprised of men, women, people of color. >> michael, is it unusual for the president to hit the campaign trail before the primaries are wrapped up? >> i think this entire cycle institutional. yes, presidents always want to protect their legacy. the fact that it is now where we already signals his interest in getting involved i think is unusual, sure. >> you have to remember the dynamic here. democrats, judging by history, you are supposed to lose. you are running with who the president is. you are supposed to be running
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away from the president. aren't those the rules? why aren't they holding right now? >> insofar as they just had two terms. he chris, don't overlook the big blue wall, right? the last six cycles, democrats won 18 states and the district of columbia, giving them 222 electoral votes with the 270 that are necessary. this is all about keeping that core engaged. turnout has been to the benefit of the republicans and trump in particular. despite all the crowds coming out for bernie sanders there is a huge enthusiasm gap thus far. >> let's talk about what the president may be able to accomplish in terms of exciting the base. so you say he does hold sway
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with african-americans, hispanics, the younger votes. what about independents? independents seem to be heading toward donald trump. do independents like president obama and then by default hillary clinton? >> well, that is the unknown. 42% of the nation, according to gallup in january are eyes. but it is a divergent group. many showed support to donald trump. many to bernie sanders. which way they go will determine the outcome of the race. look at the internals and you will see president obama has the support of 87% of democrats. he's probably located by a similar percentage of republicans. so the republicans are probably gleeful to continue the mental that president obama wants to get back on the stump. whether he is out there or not, they wish to make this an election about him.
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>> let's talk about turnout one step deeper. yes, you're right. the democrats, at least 5 out of 10 of them, plus in ohio, six in other states, say obama's policy should be continued. good for them. ron brownstein said straou and decisive earlier on the show. this is looking at a baseline of # 2008. that was the highest ever since it was put in. do you think trump boosts his own turnout numbers or also boost democrat turnout numbers if he's the nominee? >> i think ron is a smart guy. by the time november rolls around, if donald trump is the nominee, i think you will see unprecedented levels of engagement and turnout on all sides of the aisle. can i just tell you, as you
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know, i host a radio program on a day-to-day basis. i have never sensed the enthusiasm for and against donald trump who wait to come out and exercise the the parallel. i'm sure they're coming on it to vote. >> what about the other side, the group of conservatives who met in this closed door meeting. erick erickson was there. he talked about how the strategy is to come up with a unity ticket to defeat donald trump. maybe it is ted cruz and john kasich. they were unclear. >> i listened to your interview with sam clovis. any time they talk about a closed door meeting, i think to myself they should be on
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pleased. they are trying attorney steal it from donald trump despite the fact that he has enough votes, regardless of whether he gets to 1,237. the efforts so far i think are disengaged to donald trump, frankly play to his benefit. >> we will see what happens soon enough. in fairness, we are only halfway there on the gop side. he has to get over 50% of the remaining delegates. that has not been what he has had so much to do. >> it is only hey a way there. this election cycle is not if not surprising. michael, thanks to have you on. >> thank you, guys! >> i love the way he makes the -- his name is like an
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chaos in brazil as a federal judge suspends the payment of a judge to a cabinet position. the judge allowed a corruption investigation involved to allow it to succeed former cia director david petraeus will testify for a second time. petraeus agreed to come back because the last interview ended abruptly and there were still more questions. democrats are argued this committee is a political
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witch-hunt against hillary clinton. a dangerous hail storm in the south. this is brookhaven, mississippi. a similar situation seen around dallas. seven birds, including flaminos, pelicans and ducks were killed at the zoo. >> conservatives plotting a third party unity ticket. so it too late? 18 states under trump's belt. jeffrey lord and ken blackwell. gentlemen, great to have both of you here. ken, let me start with you. can conservatives put forth a
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unity party that would beat donald trump? >> let me first say this whole nomination process in the words of yogi berra ain't over till it's over. there are many republican voices still yet to be heard. we will shine a light on donald trump's inconsistent record of conservatives and the fact that he has not been a consistent republican. we're going to prosecute the case. i think it will wind up in open convention. and that's going to be a process worth waiting out. >> let me just ask you before i get to jeffrey, who would that unity ticket be? >> well, that is yet to be seen. at the end of the day, i was in the meeting yesterday. i didn't even want to entertain
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the notion of a third party. so i stayed away. it will be a unity processed by this people. it could be ted cruz and john kasich. it could be donald trump and ted cruz. at the end of the day -- >> wait a minute. how could it be donald trump and ted cruz if the point is to beat donald trump? >> that is the point of those of us who basically believe donald trump is not the one to lead the ticket. but if the people speak but they don't speak in a decisive voice, meaning that trump gets 1,237, then that's going to be decided by the delegates at the convention. so, look, that's why i didn't go to the meeting.
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i want to beat trump the old-fashioned way. it gives you a bigger voice at the convention. i think that can be done. >> okay. so this group of conservatives believes this can be done. it is not too late. there can be some unity ticket. cruz is and kasich or somebody else that can beat donald trump. what do you see, jeffrey? >> i think he is on to something i think the unity ticket is trump and cruz. what these people are trying to do is elect hillary clinton, kheuf which i no time for. i'm going to support the republican nominee, period. that's it. there isn't anybody in the original field of 17 candidates that had emerged as the nominee that i wouldn't have supportd. so i think -- ken is right. we need to play it out. donald trump will get the votes or he won't get the votes.
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he is pretty far ahead. history shows people who get this far ahead in either party since john f. kennedy, both parties usually wind up winning. >> go ahead, ken. >> alisyn, i was just going to say, look, there are a lot of moderating fact rs. donald trump said i don't want to play with the establishment. it is about $3.3 billion tied up in liquid assets. he's going to have to open up and negotiate the art of the deal will be put to a test. the reality is that he can't win an election if he deenergized the conservative wing of the republican conservative party. so this is not over. and the voices -- about half the nation haven't spoken yet. so let's not put this to bed
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prematurely. >> is that true? does he not have enough to finance the general election? >> he is worth about $10 billion. i will leave that up to donald trump to state his financial position. >> so the point i wanted to make is all the strange alliances and a hraoepblg ans that are developing. like senator lindsey graham. he had run for president and been a vocal credit of ted cruz. >> if you kill ted cruz on the floor of the senate. >> if you nominate trump and cruz i think you get the same outcome. whether death by being shot or poisoned, it doesn't matter. >> i was asked the hardest question in my political life. do you believe that donald trump
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or ted cruz is the biggest liar in politics? too close to call. >> yesterday senator graham announced he is banding together with ted cruz. that's how strongly he feels. what do you make of it? >> look, i remember george bush called ronald reagan's plan voodoo economics. nobody thought he would of choose george bush as a running mate. the reality is that all of this is coming out in the spin cycle, in the wash. and i think the most unifying factors will be one that seat on the supreme court and, two, the feet of hillary clinton. harrisburg-will be a galvanizing force for reps. >> just a few seconds.
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go. >> >> when you and i and chris were in las vegas and i did the morning show, i saw lindsey graham minutes afterwards. he personally told me he could nephew support ted cruz and he wouldn't stand to support donald trump. i'll just leave it at that. what we are hearing is the opposite. that tells you everything you need to know about lindsay graham in is and las vegas. great to talk to you. >> president hopefuls on both sides of the aisle are criticizing trade deals and job losses. but are they overstating that problem to win votes? and a 467 horsepower v8 engine. it's the next expression of f performance from lexus.
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china that has taken millions of jobs. it's the greatest theft in the history of the world. >> we have lost since 2001, 61,000 factories. can you imagine that? millions of good-paying jobs. >> just a look at both sides. what you hear is somewhat of a unity cry when it comes in what's going on with jobs. we are in desperate times. manufacturing jobs are all but gone. factories gone by the tens on of thousands. it sounds depressing, but is it true? tom perez. glad to have you, mr. secretary. >> good to be here. >> if you don't know the answer to this, nobody does. what you just heard from both
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sides of the aisle, what is the reality, factories, jobs, china? >> the reality is in the three months before president obama took office, we had 2.3 million jobs. there were seven job seekers for every job opening. now there is 1.4 job seekers. last year was the best year ever in auto sales. there's a wind at our back. the unfinished business making sure the rising tide liftings all the votes you not the odds. there is an eyore caucus, doomsayers. they don't exactly give all the facts. good how about the perception that u.s. used to be the lead manufacturer in the world and now is not. >> last year was not a good
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year. that's because of the strong dollar and global headwinds. they were the best six years we have had since the '90s. i was up in buffalo, new york. hollowed out. a lot of the steel jobs. sit going to be the largest solar panel manufacturing facility in the western hemisphere. you see that republican saps. >> exception or the rule? there is no question u.s. companies are moving abroad more than they are staying at home. >> you talk to u.s. companies. you see the interviews and surveys. u.s. companies are bullish about bringing companies home. we have the best workforce in the world. now with the cost of oil being so low it makes it easier to produce products here.
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and we have legal stability. we don't have the i.t. theft you see in china. insourcing is the order of the day. >> have we lost 60,000 factories? >> donald trump is an exaggerator in chief. >> bernie said it also. >> we have had a remarkable evolution in our economy. we lost some manufacturing in the '70s. >> 60,000 factories? >> i don't know if it's 60,000. you look at where we are now and where we have come, chris. places like buffalo, youngstown, ohio. i was in youngstown last week they are coming back as well. the grit is and determination is remarkable. i bet on american workers, not against american workers.
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the president is always with american workers. that's why his investment is in the auto industry, trips, helped this renaissance in auto sales. >> the flip side is that you are not where you want to be. i think you see that resonating all over the country where people feel they are not making the money they need to make. >> sure. >> you have very healthy doing very well. but under employment is a continuing drag on the economy. wages not being up in a real way for some say 10, some say 30 years. isn't that part of the picture as well? >> sure. two things i think are very accurate. we have undeniable, unfinished business. that is to make sure the rising tide lifts all the votes and not just the odds. for too many people they are working 50 hours. they are getting their food from a food pantry.
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they haven't had a raise in years. this president is is all about raising the minimum wage. making sure we are investing in skills so people can-can compete for the jobs of today and tomorrow. and the same folks in the republican party, for instance, who say they have all of these challenges, their remedy is the same trickle down economics that got us in this mess to begin with. people say on the republican side, a low minimum wage is not a bad thing for america. that's unconscionable. go spend time with the fast food worker in detroit who slept in her car the night before i met her because she can't make ends meet. slept in her car with her three kids. the remedies i hear from the caucus on the right, those are the same remedies that are going to get us right back into the trouble we got into it in the bush administration.
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>> secretary, i can't help but not there is a certain political inflection to the arguments you're making right now. don't shake your head like you haven't heard this before. is it something you would consider? >> i'll tell you what i consider. i have 309 days left to the weekend. sometime trying to make sure we have shared prosperity. this is unmitigated privilege to help people get back on their feet and help businesses grow. that's my focus. >> counting days. are you looking for exit and would not consider a place on hillary's ticket. >> mohammad ali said don't count the days, make the days count. >>. >> would you consider it? >> i love my day job.
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i am already receiving messages from leaders. i'm having foreign leaders ask if they can endorse me to stop donald trump, and i think whoever goes up against donald trump better be ready, and i feel i am the best prepared and ready candidate to take him on. >> and hillary clinton, there it is, cnn's town hall. voicing concerns and reservations about donald trump. trade deals, military ties, so much as stake. how are world leaders seeing the prospects of a president trump? a cnn political commentator and
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associate professor at city university in the city of new york. we thought we'd bring you back to school us on some things. so many countries around the world sounding off. some are being a little reserved in their statements, but i'm going to go with mexico not being so reserved. this is former president vicente fox. >> i declare, i'm not going to pay for that [ bleep ] wall. he should pay for it. he's got the money. >> the most colorful response, but other mexican leaders agreed. how is this going to affect our neighbors to the south and our relationship here? >> the mexicans are not happy. references by foreign mexican presidents as hitler, massive donald trump pinatas in the united states south west and in mexico. there's going to be a major problem. the u.s. and mexico have to cooperate on a great number of are things. trade, drug trafficking. undocumented immigration. and the problem in terms of
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america's reputation in mexico, if donald trump were president, it boggles the mind. >> chinese are watching. we know what a trade partner they are, probably second on the list where the hits keep on coming. he keeps accusing china of cheating the united states. look at how they're responding. this is the english state-run newspaper opinion piece yesterday calling trump a rich narcissist suggested he entered the race as a clown to attract more voters attention. "even if trump is simply a false alarm the impact has already left the dent." that's the question. not just how it is received now by world leaders but impact will it have long term? is this going to linger? >> that's fascinating in china. one of the struggles with the u.s. and china, legitimacy of dock kross. china said it's not all that great. our form of authoritarian capitalism is stronger, so they
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used donald trump and his buffoonery as an example that this is not the best way to choose leaders pointing to the larger problem. if donald trump were to be elected and to continue to act the way they was, it would erode the prestige of our political system. >> one i think a lot of people are trying to figure out, this relationship with russia. trump receiptedly called poot ea strong leader and released this ad. why don't we play it so you can hear it in his own words -- well -- ♪ [ dog barking ] [ laughter ] >> not so much in his own words, put out by the trump campaign. an interesting spokesman for putin put out this response. we regard it negatively responding to the ad. demonization of russia and it's unfortunately an obligatory part
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of the american campaign. at best given the relationship between the u.s. and russia. >> the russians didn't like the ad but a mutual admiration society between trump and putin. >> hard to understand at times? >> yes, but putin likes strong leaders. he also seemed to at one point in 1990 suggest the chinese were right for putting down the tenman mate tiananmen massacre. >> last, not least, how the muslim world is responding. this is obviously a lot of response to him sort of saying that muslims are no longer welcome in the united states and he would ban them outright. this is from saudi arabia's royal family, the prince who tweets, real donald trump, a disgrace to all of the gop and all of america. withdraw from the u.s. race as you will never win. the reaction from the muslim world, probably no surprise. >> extraordinarily negative.
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another tweet from the prince, a richest man in the arab world a saudi prince, who said to donald trump, you know, you're going after muslims but i had to bail you out twice when you were bankrupt. so there's a little irony. donald trump demonizing muslims in the united states but in business dealings often quite reliant on people in the muslim world, historically. >> this is an issue overall worldwide we have to address it more here on cnn and will talk with you more on it. peter, a pleasure. thank you. following a lot of stories. is the stop trump movement a bust? let's get to it. i don't think you can say that we don't get it. i think you'd have riots. >> there's time to still prevent a trump nomination. >> his campaign spilled on xenophobia, race baiting and religious bigotry. >> problems like you've never seen before. >> more likely to become an open convention than we thought. >> being president is a serious job. >> the american people are prepared to vote strongly against trump.
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>> i think we've done a really good job. those who say we haven't are not paying attention. >> mr. trump will not be president. i have a lot of faith in the american people. >> the dangerous drive to aleppo. four air strikes have hit. >> saying that the plane is, in the sky. we can hear it. >> let's go, let's go! >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo, alisyn camerota and michaela pereira. good morning. welcome to your "new day." it's friday, march 18th. 8:00 in the east. so from, he can't win, to, how can we stop him? that's the new narrative in the gop when it comes to donald trump. fringe voices in that party trying to come to the rescue, considering an open convention. now talk of a third party candidate, a new ticket looming above it all, trump with his warning here on "new day," that riots may happen if he is denied the nomination. >> meanwhile, senator lindsey graham desperate to stop trump now lining up behind his own arch nemesis, ted cruz.
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this, as president obama plans to take to the campaign trail in an effort to stop trump and protect his own legacy. we've got this race covered the way only cnn can. so let's begin with cnn's phil mattingly. hi, phil. >> hey, alisyn. donald trump wasn't out on the campaign trail yesterday but as usual the only one the gop was talking about across the party, in public, in private, top officials huddling to try to answer the question befuddling them for months, how on earth do you stop trump's roll to the nomination? >> i don't think you can say that we don't get it automatically. i think it, you'd have riots. >> reporter: the gop upping the pressure on donald trump. two days after the front-runner's interview on cnn's "new day" where he warned that riots could erupt if he is denied the republican nomination after securing the delegates. >> nobody should say such things to even address or hint to violence is unacceptable. >> reporter: top conservatives
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meeting privately in washington on thursday, plotting any way to block trump's path to the nomination, raising the possibility of a third party option. >> it's not going to be me. it should be somebody running for president. >> reporter: house speaker paul ryan again rejecting talk he could become the republican nominee through a contested convention. >> wow! >> reporter: trump hitting back at opponents in his own way, taking to his free attack ad platforms of choice, social media, with a series of posts aimed at ted cruz and hillary clinton. and trump's fiercest one-time rival marco rubio. >> hopefully there's time to still prevent a trump nomination. >> reporter: speaking out for the first time after his bruising loss in florida. >> i'm not going to be anybody's vice president. i'm just -- i'm not interesting in being vice president. >> reporter: saying he's done with politics. >> finish out my term and senate and be a private citizen. >> reporter: and lindsey graham after monthing of colorful digs -- f. you're a republican
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and charged with donald trump and ted cruz the difference between poisoned or shocked, you're still bit. >> reporter: now telling cnn's dana bash he's raising money for the cruz campaign. >> i think the best alternative to donald trump to stop him from getting 1,237 is ted cruz and i'm going to help ted in every way i can. >> reporter: not just republican groups are looking to derail the trump nomination. hacking anonymous pledging what they allege to be phone numbers of trump and people in his orbit knop shortage of people trying to take on trump. talk to anybody involved you can consistently hear one big fear, it's already too late. >> thank you for that. president obama saobama is ready to take on the donald. to try to keep film succeeding him in the white house.
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>> michaela, good morning. the white house says he's going to be very, very active on the campaign trail. it's not just about keeping the white house out of the hands of donald trump. it's also about retaking the senate, making progress in the house. these are goals the president laid out for himself and his party and we've already heard him talking about the stakes of this election and the tone so far especially on the republican side. take a listen, what he had to say on capitol hill earlier this week. >> the longer that we allow the political rhetoric of late to continue, and the longer that we tacitly accept it, we create a permission structure that allows the animosity in one corner of our politics to infect our broader society, and animosity breeds animosity. >> reporter: of course, when it comes to presidential politics each party think as victory by the other party would spell doom. the point is that the president wants to protect his legacy. everything from the affordable care act to the nuclear deal
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with iran to the opening with cuba, environmental and financial regulations, things hehe wants to make sure a sdem in the white house so the hesi slegaci can be protected and the supreme court, highlighting a democratic senate. the hope, drive a democratic turnout to the polls. earlier data we've seen that states that have already voted shows the enthusiasm on the republican side with turnout on the democratic side quite low in some states. the hope is that a popular president, he's popular with his party. recent positiving shows his approval rating ticked up nationwide as well, they're hoping he can drive that enthusiasm and help make sure there are democratic victories in november. xr chris? >> even the democrats hoping on trump to raise their voter participation numbers. that's how much pull he has. talk about this simmering anger over potentially using the convention to keep trump from
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being the nominee. sam clovis came on "new day" and said this -- >> i will take off my credentials, i will leave the floor of that convention and i will leave the republican party forever. >> will that threat be enough to it stave off an open convention? let's discuss. cnn political commentator kailee mcen henny and former george w. bush white house staff member and a member of two president's campaigning. margaret hoover, you're talking about trump like he was a natural disaster. is it too late to avoid him? he is already upon us? where is this fear from? only's 4568 way through the race. he's got to win 50% of delegates. why so afraid now? >> i'm not afraid. be very clear, i've moved on from anger and sort of remorse to just acceptance. i mean, i'm one of these people who actually does think that because there is an increasing level of acceptance and frankly a lack of desire and hunger to
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continue to pour millions of dollars into attack ads that frankly haven't worked that it's kwik likely trump will get 50% of the remaining delegates. you know, the panic was too little too late. the question i have for donald trump supporters for sam, just there, this is the time to unite the party. by threatening to just get up and leave if your guy doesn't win, that's not how we win. a fractured republican party does not win in november. now is the time for the republican party to think, how do you all get on the same page? the problem is that a good 30% at least right now of republicans will never vote for donald trump. and so donald trump, if he's the dealmaker, and if he's the unifier and the one to lead the free world will have to look at the republican party and figure out how do to that. >> the flip side, never say never. especially if you decide you are going to vote and really not going to vote for trump, would they even consider hillary clinton? how does in number break? a bigger concern margaret pointed out. donald trump said, look, time to
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unify the party but since then hasn't done anything but further polarize and this riots comment didn't help. is it time for him to change his game and try to draw in some of the energy working against him? >> i think he's doing that. made overtures to many people on the hill. we hear stories of him making calls to establishment people to try and unite the party. the fact is the establishment is not willing to accept him and doing it at their own peril. i completely agree with sam and in fact i think a lot of republican voters, too. i had a ted cruz voter say to me yesterday if ted cruz wins the most and it's taken from him, i will not vote. i will sit out. maybe wright donald trump's name in. because it will be such an offense to those enfranchised americans who went out and voted for donald trump, such an offense to them to take something from them they voted on. this is the problem republicans, voters, have had with the establishment. the establishment likes coronations but we live in the united states of america. it's a democracy. >> names that i'm sure are very familiar to you, erick erickson, mark levin, this is not the
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establishment. okay? you've got a lot of energy coming, and it seems that right now the plan is to match hostility with hostility, but if you're going to reach out do you have to open the fifrt ast and the hand? >> he's done so. >> how? there may be riots if you don't give it to me. that's not -- that's not conciliatory. >> if the establishment takes it from him, yes, there will probably be not riots but there will be protests. there will be mass protests because that would be the greatest offense to voters. he has opened his hand. reached out 0 paul ryan, reached out to leaders. it's their turn to take a step forward. they have to take a step forward as well. >> paul ryan, he put, paul ryan called him. >> actually, i think kaill kayl nailed it. called me. rhine said i called because he asked me to. that would qualify as trump reaching out. you know -- i think she's got it on that one. >> do you know why he called him? amp he had won he said i'm going to get along great with paul
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ryan. if i don't, well, let's just see what happens. a threat he had to make good on. had to paper over something -- >> let's not read into mr. trump's motivations. >> okay. let's not. >> why aren't we looking at what is before us on the field of play? he would have to win more delegates by percentage than he has in most of his races so far. >> that's right. >> 50-plus percent and you're only half way there in terms of what he needs. why the panic? >> right. well -- look, trump has consistently up until the super tuesday three won 33, 35%. super tuesday three he wince about wins about 40%. what happened in the last week leading into florida, the negative attacks against him really slowed down, and then the riots in chicago happened, and these things seem to have helped him get that 40%. now if you're going into arizona and -- on tuesday, and other states later in april. you simply won't have the
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opportunity to have the intensity of fire on him, and that's the only thing that really keeps the lid on his support. >> who says? who says? why don't you look at it the other way? >> i'll tell you why. >> instead of negative, his strength, galvanizes his strength, 70-plus percent won't change their mind, why don't you offer a better message? >> chris, i think republicans offered fabulous messages about his integrity, as business person. >> that's negative. >> we have been offering -- >> why are you better? don't say why i stink. why are you better than me kayleigh? >> i think the entire campaign has been promised on why republicans are better than donald trump because we're a party of free trade, a party of accepting individuals for who they are and not in these bizarre ethnic groups. >> 35 million -- >> we have a positive message. as you and i know, this is not an election where people are open to positive messages. there is a -- be year this is. it is a third of half of a political establishment. a third of the republican party
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that is angry and likes donald trump. it is not the swath of america. >> a third of a half also known as about what, 22%? what do you think? >> $35 million in attack ads against donald trump he's weathered them all and done so in a very strong way. there's a small grouper leaders who want to topple him. 30 leaders met behind closed doors, reminiscent of an agency of the past plotting to stop donald trump. this is not the american voters rejecting trump. in fact, he's winning in high, high numbers. this is a small group of people who are uncomfortable with him who don't like the fact he's a threat to their interest, a threat to this pork spending on the hill. going to roll that up. not beholden to money why they're having closed doors meetings to try to take him down. weathered attack ads and will continue to do so. >> i suggest it's more than those in washington who dislike donald trump. i suggest he doesn't stand for the ideals and principaling the republican party has long stood
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for. >> he's brought in the republican party. >> let's put an end to the myth all of these new white voters coming into the republican party will make a difference in november. >> they are. he got 50,000 votes from hillary clinton in ohio. huge. and second place. >> you got to win more -- if you look at all the white people that you can bring out, more white male voters simply isn't enough if you're dis disenfranchising the party that voted for mitt romromney. >> where's the math? >> 41% of women say they don't vote for donald trump. that's a problem and a huge number, 76% negative favorability rating amongst african-americans. 41% negative favorability rating amongst latino. >> other polls show him doing exceedingly against with those polls. >> tell me the polls. >> the establishment was saying the same thing when he got in the race in june. the lowest favorability number
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of all presidential dmnds the race since 1980. changed those numbers, has positive ratings among republicans and will do the same. >> i look forward to see how he turns around those democrats. i really do. >> are you done? are you done? it's like, thanksgiving at my house. except no cursing. kayleigh, margaret, you guys did a beautiful job of depicting exactly what's going on in the party now. appreciate it. >> happy to do that for you. >> anytime. good weekend to both of you. >> never seen you look quite so dumbfounded. before. >> look at me more often. >> good point. president obama, hitting back this morning. at republican leaders, snubs supreme court nominee judge garland. the president telling npr the republicans refusal to confirm his pick further erodes the government. what else is he saying? >> hey, alisyn. president obama and democrats kicking off a full-on public relations effort to demand the confirmation of judge garland
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and to shame the gop-led senate into at least holding confirmation hearings. part of that effort involves defending their actions from the past. obama and joe biden when they both were senators tried to filibuster the nomination of samuel alito in 2006 from the supreme court. something unprecedented at the time and earlier this month i'm told mitch mcconnell called out obama in the oval office saying you reap what you sew. obama in the. r interview acknowledged democratic hardball tactics of the past but he said it's been nothing like this. >> -- in the process. you cannot point to me a circumstance in which democrats have left a seat open when a republican president was in office simply because they didn't like the possibility that it would change the makeup of the court. >> now, if the gop doesn't give
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garland a hearing it will be the first time since such proceedings became the norm 60 years ago that a nominee has been denied a hearing. republican senators up for re-election can expect to hear a lot of noise back home about this when they return home michaela? >> thanks. other news, north korea launching a pair of ballistic missiles ignoring u.n. resolutions. their second launch in just a week. the pentagon confirming today's round was off the eastern korean peninsula. a missile flew about 500 miles into the sea. all comes as the u.s. and south korea continues one of their largest joint military exercises. the stock market, back in the black, actually a good thing when it comes to finance. that means it's finally positive. the nasdaq isn't, but when the market opens just in an hour from now, the dow will be having erased all its losses from what's been a miserable start to the year. at one point the dow plunged almost 2,000 points in just three weeks. the question is, why the
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comeback? you can look at the spike in oil prices, and also fading fears of a possible u.s. recession. >> republican party drama. making for some sharp comedy, in case you missed it, or were sleeping, the best late-night laughs. >> the hacking group anonymous apparently declared war against donald trump. of course -- hacking him shouldn't be hard, because if anyone just uses their name as their password, it's donald trump. >> looks like the gop is headed towards a brokered convention, where the party bosses pick somebody other than trump or cruz. who could it be? i mean, jeb bush's name has been mentioned. followed by loud sobbing and the words, leave me alone coming from the vicinity of florida. >> and op-ed written by donald trump seemed to be blatantly plagiarized written by dr. ben carson days before. people became suspicious when it began, as a black doctor --
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>> that's fantastic. wait. you guys missed what we saw here play that late-night laugh little theme song you have again. see what happens when -- go ahead. show 'em what you got. a little wiggle when you do it. >> this is what you're missing, america. >> good at trump dancing. >> involuntary? >> a spasm, you mean? >> it might be. >> something i should control can with medication? no on both counts, camerota. and hillary clinton and trump both with commanding leads in their republicanive parties. can anyone and anything slow them down? an update on the delegate race ahead.
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welcome back to "new day." a too close to call race. democrats declaring a win for hillary clinton. a clean sweep adding to her delegate lead over bernie sanders. donald trump hoping to win the missouri's gop delegates, but that race has yet to be called. trump still well out in front of ted cruz and john kasich in that delegate race. so can any upcoming state stop either front-runner? joining us to discuss, our cnn political director david chalian. hi, david. >> hi, alisyn, how are you? >> doing well. so glad you're here to walk us through this, because half of the guests on "new day" said, that's it. race over. might as well stick a fork in it. no way to catch them in the delegate race and the other half say, whoa, whoa, whoa.
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a long way to go. which one is it? >> it's a little of both. sorry. wish i could give awe more definitive answer than that. listen, donald trump needs about 54% or 55% of the remaining delegates to get to that magic number of 1,237 before getting to the convention in cleveland. that is a doable task. it is not impossible. it is a tough task with three people still in this race. listen, you see right there. he has a 260 delegate lead now. that is significant. i mean, ted cruz needs roughly, like, 80% of the remaining delegates to get to the magic number and john kasich needs more than 100%. mathematically impossible. cruz and kasich are fully banking on an open convention in cleveland. donald trump actually, remember, he's won about 47% of the delegates to date. so if he can up his victories a little, up his margins a little bit, winning the 54% he needs
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left is doable. >> okay. so, david, show us what's about to happen next week and which states you're watching most closely in the math there. >> so the race heads west. right? and so we have an arizona primary. you have the utah caucuses. and -- and what you see there is that the 58 delegates at stake in arizona on tuesday, that is a winner take all state. so if you win by one vote, alisyn, you get all 58 of those delegates and that's pretty good turf for donald trump. he has the endorsement of the former governor brewer and touts endorsement of sheriff joe arpaio, immigration hard-liner, an issue that galvanized the republican base. utah is a little bit different, and it might be a state where ted cruz certainly sees some opportunity there, like when he won idaho. a caucus state, it's out west, a big mormon population and he feels he can play to religious
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conservatives. here's the deal there. it's not winner take all, unless somebody gets 50% of the vote. somebody gets 50% of the vote they win all the delegates in the state. >> so glad you're doing the math so we don't have to. move to the democratic side. interesting, because there's a higher number of delegates needed. 2,383. so talk about whether or not there still is a path for bernie sanders and what that would look like. >> so i think it is fair to say that hillary clinton is a lot closer to locking down her nomination than donald trump is to locking down his. this is -- if ted cruz and john kasich have a very difficult path, bernie sanders has a near impossible task in front of him. look at that lead right there. 1,628-850. you split the math between super delegates and pledge delegates, just look at pledge delegates. 1,156 for hillary clinton to 828 for brnernie sanders. the other night, five-state sweep hillary clinton had
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tuesday night. she netted about 100 delegates. she walked away with 100 pledge delegate lead from that night, and not all delegates have been allocated yet. now, just under half the total number of delegates have been allocated on the democratic side. there are many more contests to go. nobody knows better than hillary clinton who did this in 2008 that you can ride this out all the way until june, because of the way that the delegates are portioned, but alisyn, bernie sanders folks are now talking about how important super delegates may be here, because they're starting to see that winning the pledge delegate battle is probably too tall a task. >> just show us march 22nd next week and what that map will look like on the democratic side. >> they haven't won additional states and have the arizona primary. utah caucuses and they have the idaho caucuses. the republicans have already voted there. so you see that arizona is the big prize with the 75 delegates. again, remember, on the democratic side, no such thing
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as winner take all. every state is proportional allocation. yes, bernie sanders can always collect delegates, just can't seem to dig into hillary clinton's lead among the delegates. >> okay. thanks so much for explaining all of that to us. we understand it better now. >> my pleasure v. a great weekend. over to michaela. next you will meet the aid workers risking it all. taking us into rebel-held syria for another cnn exclusive, next. boyfriend. jilliam is my sister, she's dating liam who used to date theresa, but they're still friends. well, kamiko and darren could get 0% apr financing. low monthly payments for jillian. amazing lease deals for liam and tons of inventory for his friend theresa. nice. during toyota's 1 for everyone sales event get 0% apr financing on a 2016 rav4. offer ends april 4th. for great deals on other toyotas visit toyota.com got room for one more? toyota. let's go places.
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woman:man: yes.a newspaper? woman: it's quaint. man: did you read about this latest cyber attack? woman: yeah, i read it on my watch. man: funny. woman: they took out the whole network. man: they had to hand out pens and paper. woman: yeah. man: could it happen to us? woman: no. we're okay. man: we are?
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woman: yeah, we brought in some new guys. man: what do they know that we don't? woman: that you can't run a country with pens and paper. it's not just security. it's defense. bae systems. the devastation left by russian and syrian regime fighters on syria could take generations to rebuild if it gets rebuilt at all. clarissa ward went into rebel-held syrian territory where eventually in western journalists have gone for at least a year. she met aid workers risking everything being caught in the
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crossfire. tell us what we're going to see? >> we'll going to see the fourth and final installments of this under cover series. we wanted to look at the aids vices. and we met a worker the last three years living in syria risking life and limb to try to help the syrian people and we followed him as he tried to deliver an ambulance to the ravaged city of aleppo. take a look at what happened. >> reporter: it's a tuesday in syria and a british aid worker is making the dangerous drive to aleppo. >> it's really important that we drive with the windows open, because any kind of explosions that land close to us the blast thing we want is shrapnel and so on and so forth landing in our face. >> reporter: he is traveling to the devastated city to deliver an ambulance, but it isn't long before he's diverted. [ siren ] four air strikes have hit.
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he runs into the wreckage to see what's needed. >> this was a house right here. look. it's all houses. >> reporter: remarkably no one has been injured or killed but the sound of another jet means it's time to leave. >> everybody out. let's go, let's go! >> they're saying that the plane is in the sky. we can larhear it. they're saying a tactic that it uses when ambulances turn up they'll hit the same place again. we're just going to try to get to a safer place. >> reporter: he is one of just a handful of western aid workers living in syria. >> most of the big aid organizations, they don't want to go into the line of fire, in a sense. this is something that we have to do. this is something that is a human response. if we don't do it, then who will? >> reporter: in the relative safety of an olive grove near the turkish border he told us that religious conviction played a big part in his decision to come here three years ago.
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>> we need to look at, what do the people really want? and if the people are muslims, this is not me saying it, if the people are muslims and they want some form of islamic governance, it's important we help them to establish that. >> reporter: is the that what they want? >> in my opinion, that's what i believe, and you can ask, you can ask, go and ask the people, what do you want? and i don't think the people will settle for anything less than that, especially after all of this bloodshed. their right, self-determination. >> reporter: for many of the 6.5 million displaced people in syria, there are, perhaps, more immediate concerns. most live in sprawling tent cities along the border. conditions in the camps are brutal. there is a lack of food and clean water. and they become more crowded every day. >> we just recently have done a survey of this camp. just this camp here alone, which is a conglomeration of about 40 camps, is around 80,000 people. >> reporter: 80,000 people? >> just one on this border.
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there's another one not too far from here, another maybe 65,000, 70,000 people. >> reporter: his favorite project is this smaller camp that houses roughly 100 widows and their children. syria is now a country full of widows and orphans. some still too young to understand what has happened to their country. others who have seen too much. all of them dependent on the mercy of others. >> all right. so let's start with the kids. >> hmm. >> obviously the concern is, what are you making for this next generation? what are their prosprospects? >> you're talking about a lost generation, chris. you really are. according to unicef, more than 2.5 million children are not enrolled in any type of school. i interviewed one woman who told 345 me, her 6-year-old daughter next to her, i want her to get
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educated but can't let her leave the house knowing it's possible she might not come back. other statistics, one in three children in syria were born in the last three years meaning they have never known anything other than atrocities and war and chaos. >> and with that lack of education comes an added you haver in ability vulnerability extremism takes us to the next question about the future. the aid worker used a beautiful line to american ears. the right to self-determination. that does not mean that he wants or the people there want what we would expect in the united states. the idea everybody will be more free and equal. that's not necessarily what self-determination will mean. >> i think sometimes we obviously believe that everybody would want democracy. but when you spend time in these parts of syria, it's not that they don't want freedom. they do want the freedom to be able to choose what kind of governance they want, but they don't necessarily want the same
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type of governance we do. you'll hear a lot of people in these areas say they want to live under some kind of islamic law. the problem is they don't necessarily know exactly what that means. there are many different types of -- well, only one sharia but many different ways to implement sharia law. the other issue you have really is that the people who are brave enough to go in, to risk life and limb to try to help the syrian people are often people like the aid worker you saw here. very, very devout people who don't necessarily espouse the same types of beliefs that we have here in the west. it's a slyly complex and nuanced issue. >> what was the general notion that you got from people about perspective on the west? good guys? bad guys? more, less involvement? >> i think definite bitterness, because the people of syria feel that west has abandoned them and they don't feel that the u.s. specifically has done enough to step up to russia and to stand up for the people of syria.
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>> boy, oh, boy, eerily reminiscent of what we heard after involvement in afghanistan and iraq, now syria. clarissa, you are doing the toughest kind of journalism that also happens to be the most important kind of journalism. thank you for bringing it to us here on "new day." >> thank you, chris. >> and stay safe. >> thanks. alisyn? president obama preparing for his historic visit to cuba this weekend. cnn's bill weir beat limb to the punch. a look at the new season of the wonder list that kicks off in cuba. ody needs to do something about it now if they want to preserve their teeth. i recommend pronamel. it helps strengthen the tooth and makes it more resistant to acid breakdown.
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things to know for your "new day." the stop trump movement ramping up inside the republican party. leading conservatives calming for a i not ticket, readying for a convention fight to keep trump from being the nominee. president obama sass ready to pounce on donald trump, set to hit the stump to rev up the democratic base and warn effects of the potential trump presidency. the president hitting back at republican leaders snubbing his supreme court nominee judge merrick garland.
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the refusal to accept garland hurts faith in american government. and north korea launched a pair of ballistic missiles off its eastern coast. the second time in a week following sanctions by the u.n. and david petraeus will testify for a second time before the house select committee on benghazi. that closed-door appearance happens tomorrow on capitol hill. and four on the five things, visit "new day" on cnn.com. chris? everybody's favorite thing. this week's cnn hero. in the past, a brush with the law, but now has gone on to become an elite chef and today brandon is helping other ex offenders get back on track. >> coming home from prison after someone's done their time, everyone deserves that fair and equal chance. >> my left hand moves, my right hand follows. >> i see that opportunity that someone deserves. i can see it. i can feel it, and i've been given the gift to fight to make sure that that door does get
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open. >> ah. opening doors, what brandon is doing. follow his story at cnnheroes.com and nominate someone that you think should be a hero there as well. all right. cnn's resident journeyman bill weir takes us next to cuba. he'll share what he found on the wonder list. >> didn't finds a razor! (avo) after 50 years of designing cars for crash survival, subaru has developed our most revolutionary feature yet. a car that can see trouble and stop itself to avoid it. when the insurance institute for highway safety tested front crash prevention nobody beat subaru models with eyesight. not toyota. not ford or any other brand.
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on sunday president obama arrives in havana for his historic visit to cuba. ahead of that visit, our bill weir travels there for a premiere of the second season of "the wonder list." people concerned it could come at a cost to cuba the precious marine life. >> fish know no politics. right? >> sadly, they don't have borders. >> yeah. >> reporter: it goes beyond fish. migratory birds and even manatees. >> sharks. dolphins. >> turtles. >> larvae that are passive migrators. >> reporter: jesse and eric are cuban marine biologists.
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fernando is a cuban-american devoted to using science to trump ideology. he used castro's love of marine life to open a dialogue years before the politicians so he credits manatee diplomacy with the change in cold war tone. >> i think we have a lot to do with that. our science diplomacy. breaking down barriers. from my perspective, i'm a florida resident. my work here in cuba is selfish as well. >> you're downstream of -- >> i'm downstream. >> whatever happens, if cuban reefs aren't well protected florida suffers. the gulf of mex coe suffers. new jersey suffers. >> reporter: florida is just 90 mile ace way but reefs this healthy are impossible to find there anymore. >> from the "wonder list" bill weir joins us. >> a sneak peek at the episode. fantastic. fascinated. but the idea of manatee
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diplomacy. what an interesting way to attack the change that potentially could come? >> so ironic. fidel castro was scuba driver and among the plots to kill him, a poison wetsuit or exploding shell. turnsous, love of marine and that was the bay of pigs. blows the mind of a kid who remembers duck and cover, and the cold war, end of the cold war, but i just read the journal of science today, a couple academics proposed, hey, why don't we turn guantanamo bay into a world class marine research jernt becaucenter? because the isolation is protected species suffering everywhere else. just a little sample of the seismic changes that are happening there and the place -- first time for me. i went down with all these american preconceptions. >> but that changed? >> oh, blew my mind. >> talk about that. the land time forgot, some ways. frozen the past 50 years. what did you see? >> the state of the island.
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the charming old 57 chevys, you think about. >> that hot pink one you got to drive around. >> right. fuchsia ford fairlane driving past the u.s. embassy. cars, charming. 1950s infrastructure not so much. life there is so difficult. >> even getting water? >> just getting water, because the pipes in havana are so leaky, if they turn it on full pressure it creates puddles, mosquitoes, malaria. so they ration water in the tropics. in a bar, an antique water truck pulls up and fills a tank behind the bar. one example. everybody thinks this will be miami next week or cancun in a year. it's a fear, culturally they're not prepared for this, just because they blame the embargo. we blame the castro dictatorship. but it's just for perspective, florida and cuba are basically the same size. cuba gets 2 million visitors, florida, 100 million. 10% of those people, if they go
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further south it's going to change everything. >> and people around the world are going to go to cuba, too, if they get the chance to, especially from the states. bill's absolutely right. he gives you the beauty of cuba you want to see and let's you look beyond it, because it really is skin-deep. even the cars. you love how it looks but it's run by a russian tractor engine. you know? that's the reality there, and, boy, do you marry those two, this paradox so well with the storytelling. >> and that's the thing. i was expecting, you know, 11 million pent-up capitalists waiting for the castros to fade away to go back to "godfather 2" and turn it into a playground. a lot, almost to a person, the cubans i talked to are resistant to that. they really want to main thain their soul. they complain about their government. i was thinking people would be worried to speak their mind? no. plenty of perverse jokes about the castros, gripes about the system. but at the soul of it -- >> they want to preserve their
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soul? >> they want to preserve their soul and i think they believe in the ideals of the revolution. proud of the medicine, proud of the education, the fact they pulled together as a community and have to live their lives with duct tape and improvisation just to get through the day. >> look, folks, just a teaser. you do not want to miss this. because you got great things coming up in season two, but watch the season premiere of "the wonder list: inside cuba" 10:00 p.m. right here on cnn, on the "wonder list." thank you so much, bill. this is really -- it is -- >> thanks for having me. >> you're always welcome here. >> did you bring us presents or anything? >> yes. >> okay. good. >> i brought you cigars. >> all right. >> the timing, certain dserendi because cuba is the place to be's president obama is going there. "new day" will be live in havana, cuba on monday and tuesday of next week. there with the president. there's going to be a lot of history made down there, and we'll show it all to you. >> also, a firefighter steps up to help a family in need.
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you'll hear about his efforts and how he went beyond the cal of duty. stick around.
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firefighter who went way beyond the call of duty. [ siren ] >> reporter: for firefighter ryan mcewen, every call a mystery. in february one call bowled him over. >> i just happened to be put in that spot to do what i was supposed to do. >> reporter: arriving at this home in suburban detroit. in the living room, 18-year-old troy stone of you issering a severe type of muscular dystrophy needing a ventilator to breathe, electricity cut off. >> without electricity, how long would troy live? >> i'm not sure, but it wouldn't be too long. >> reporter: kristy stone and her husband have five kids. two have muscular dystrophy. for troy, breathing so difficult it takes seven machines, all running on electricity, to keep him alive. >> he's been through a lot, and -- i'm sorry. >> reporter: kristy's husband,
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out of a job for a year and a half, now working, but the family still struggling. >> ryan was standing there, and he just looks at me and he goes, i'm going to pay your electric bill. i was just like -- are you serious? >> reporter: he was. mcewen paid all $1,23.76 of it. >> seemed obvious what the solution was, because they just needed their bill paid. >> reporter: a good deed from a guy in no position to do it. mcewen himself was laid off four years, rehired two years ago. last year he married andrea and they just had their first. that's 3-month-old camilla. >> he never -- surprises me when he does something nice. it's just -- it's ryan. >> reporter: mcewen's act of kindness made the local paper, sparking a round of help. a routine call -- >> ryan's his hero, he said.
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>> reporter: -- neither will ever forget. miguel marquez, cnn, clinton township, michigan. >> so you want to be like your favorite firefighter right now? you can help the stones. go to the gofundme website and search troy and tyler fund. >> let's do it. >> that's beautiful. all right. great way to end the week. time now for "newsroom" with carol costello. happy friday. >> happy -- best day of the week. isn't it? have a great weekend. thank you. "newsroom," starts now. happening in the "newsroom," the clock is ticking. >> hopefully there's time to still prevent a trump nomination. >> anti-trump conservatives racing to take down the front-runner. but is it too late? also, it is official. hillary clinton sweeps super tuesday three, but think bernie sanders is bowing out? think again. and the korean peninsula already roiling with tension,

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