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anderson. and they'll be taking questions from the audience as well. it all starts tomorrow night 9:00 eastern time right here on cnn. quite unprecedented. and then thursday there's more. cnn hosts the democratic presidential debate. don't mishillary clinton and bernie sanders facing off live from new york thursday night 9:00 eastern right here on cnn. happening now in the "newsroom," bernie sanders and hillary clinton united on one idea. >> we will do everything possible to prevent this country from seeing a donald trump or some other republican in the white house. that would be a disaster for this country. and i will do everything i can to prevent that. >> i take him over donald trump or ted cruz any day. >> as both crisscross new york in an all-out delegate battle. "newsroom" starts now. hello again everyone and
thanks so much for joining me. i'm fredricka whitfield, new york state of mind is an understatement. candidates on both sides are laser focused on that state's upcoming primary. after laying low for a few days, donald trump held a rally in rochester last hour. bernie sanders addressed a large crowd on coney island reminiscing about his childhood memories there even. and hillary clinton stopped by three churches in manhattan today before hosting a rally in baltimore just last hour. so despite sanders winning the caucuses in wyoming last night, clinton appeared unphased in her interview with cnn's jake tapper reiterating that hundreds of delegates still set them apart. >> right now i am leading him with about 2.5 million votes in the popular vote. i'm leading him in pledge delegates with a larger margin
than senator obama ever had over me. i feel good about the upcoming contests. and i expect to be the nominee. and i will hope to have a unified democratic party so that we can turn our attention to the republican nominee. >> are you preparing for the scenario where neither of you enter the convention with the exact number of pledge delegates you need? and there might be something of a floor fight or a contested convention? are you ged getting ready for that just in case? >> no. i intend to have the number of delegates that are required to be nominated. >> all right. just for clarity that interview airing today, but the interview taking place before that wyoming -- the outcome of that wyoming caucus that bernie sanders won. all right. let's talk more about this with cnn political commentator hillary rosen and democratic strategist numiki konst. hillary, you first, is this clinton playing it right or should she feel more pressure going into new york meaning she
is looking at this as the race against republicans as opposed to the race for nomination? >> well, she feels it doesn't mean she should show it. but there's no question this new york primary means a lot. and, honestly, i think it means a lot personally to both of them. bernie sanders is back in new york claiming his roots. she, you know, served new york as a senator for two terms and feels very personal about it. so this entire week i think for them has been a, you know, kind of not just old home week but really a sense of, hey, you know, i'm your person. i'm the one who knows you best. and, you know, by all accounts she has the advantage there that new yorkers and the churches and in upstate and around the city do remember when she was an effective senator. >> and so bernie sanders is kind of riding the wave of this momentum while the polling shows
that he is down like, you know, hilary was explaining have the advantage in new york, what is the word within the bernie sanders camp as to how he can try and use that momentum to change the dynamic in new york. because things would certainly change considerably, would it not, in the confidence level of this candidate and his camp if he were indeed to do particularly well for new york? >> well, new york state, from buffalo to the bronx, from binghamton to brooklyn, it's a very different state than it was when hillary clinton was first elected. the party machine has pretty much died across the state. unions are working very hard for bernie sanders across the state. his message is resonating especially in upstate new york in working class communities, blue collar communities, wolf been hurt by the economy of the '90s, the nafta economy of the clintons. that's why in the past three weeks alone hillary clinton went from a 40% lead to just about a
10% lead. and that is sending fear to the hillary clinton campaign. and that's empowering the bernie sanders campaign. and so what that means right now there's a 200-delegate difference. that 200 delegate difference has stayed that way for the past several months, for the last ten primaries and caucuses. and when hillary clinton uses this term about -- the number of the 2 million person lead, voter lead, that's not counting caucuses. because caucuses don't count their votes. unfortunately they're party run and that's a party rule. so all of those caucus votes that bernie sanders got are not being equated. so this momentum, we're feeling it but we're not seeing it in numbers because a lot of those numbers aren't being listed. you know, the bernie sanders campaign feels very strong about their message of economic inequality, the $15 minimum wage that was just signed in new york state for universal health care. these are the issues that matter to new yorkers. and we're seeing it everywhere we go, sold out crowds. not sold out -- they're free crowds, but 18,000-person
crowds. and we think it's going to be a really strong primary day for him. >> so, you know, hilary, you talk about hillary clinton not shoeg it. while they may feel the pressure, while they may be aware of this kind of momentum and potential for, you know, changing the tone of this race, what is the hillary clinton camp thinking and feeling as it pertains to the nonwhite vote? whereas, you know, clinton has felt very confident that ownership of about 60% compared to, you know, bernie sanders' close to 30% of the nonwhite vote has been very comfortable. and when now director spike lee releases an ad that shows, you know, quite the array of diversity in a camp that is supporting bernie sanders, does clinton feel like she has to change the dialogue, kind of
customize it more to try to really secure that nonwhite vote? >> look, you know, i think that her record and her issues and intellect speak for itself. she was the first candidate in this race to talk about criminal justice reform. she was the first candidate to meet with the black lives matter movement when they were still protesting bernie sanders until he moved. and so, you know, there is just a really strong history of her she was in black churches in brooklyn this morning. so i do think that if not a f e firewall, i do think the significant support among now grant it older minority voters are still going to be the sta stallworth for hillary clinton. that's not to say there isn't some pressure there. but, again, presidential campaigns are at this stage in every presidential campaign every april it's about the math. we can say it's about the story
because that's better tv, but really it's about the math. bernie sanders can actually beat hillary clinton in new york, fred. let's not forget this. and still not change really the delegate count much. now, that doesn't mean it wouldn't give him some momentum, it wouldn't hurt a lot. >> in large part because of the super delegate commitment. >> no, because it's not a winner take all state. so even if hillary clinton beats bernie sanders, she's still only going to have a ten delegate lead among those hundred delegates. so right now there's a lot baked in here that make it very tough for bernie sanders. >> all right. we'll leave it right there. thanks so much ladies. it is indeed a big week of politics. and cnn anderson cooper will host three town halls with the republican candidates and their families. monday night ohio governor john kasich will be joined by his wife karen and daughters reese and emma. tuesday donald trump will be joined by his wife melania and
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we're continuing to follow developments out of brussels this afternoon. prosecutors are now saying the terrorists who planned the deadly attacks in belgium last month were actually plotting to hit france again. but as they saw how quickly the investigation into last year's attacks in paris was moving, they switched gears and turned their target to brussels instead. i want to bring in cnn global affairs analyst kimberly dozier joining us from washington. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> how much stock do you take into this information that's coming as a result of the arrests made? >> well, it matches previous information by one of the other attackers who'd been questioned in paris who mentioned that one of the targets was a building complex called la defense in paris, for later targeting. now, a cnn french affiliate is reporting that la defense and a catholic association would have been part of this second round,
but that the belgian attackers decided with the arrest of salah abdelsalam that they had to move up their timeline and strike closer to home. the terrifying part is that they were competent enough to do that and that they had enough weaponry, explosives in place and they'd already mapped out some targets to hit, some soft targets, the subway and the airport. and that it was so easy for them to roll this out. >> and then as we're learning more and more about the raids, the arrests, et cetera, we're also hearing a bit more about the rates taking place involving what could be the safe houses. what does that mean exactly when you hear safehouse doesn't necessarily mean this is where they lived? in some cases they may have been living there, but what is the connotation behind this safehouse? >> it probably helps to think about these militant rings as you would a criminal gang where
they have different places across the city to hide from the police to hide contraband, to hide money in case they make a quick getaway. this group actually might be changing the way that the belgian and european authorities look for militants in that they weren't overtly religious. a couple of them have traveled to syria, but the rest seem to be locally trained. it's as if they learned their criminal skills on the streets doing robberies, things like that. and then they were looking for meaning. and they were vulnerable to being recruited into this kind of group. >> interesting. and then this is what president obama said this weekend about the u.s. fight against terror. >> when i hear some candidates saying we should carpet bomb innocent civilians.
>> ted cruz. >> that is not a productive approach to defeating terrorism. when i hear people suggesting that we should ban all muslims from entering the country, that is not a good approach to defeating terrorism. our approach has to be smart. >> all right. so he is, you know, taking a dig at the republican candidates some, including ted cruz who talked about the carpet bombing, et cetera. but what do you hear in the president's criticism of what doesn't work what they reveal about what this administration wants to do more of in the time that it has. >> well, what i'm hearing him say are the same things i've heard from u.s. counterterrorism officials, lessons they've learned the hard way. when they've gone in and hit areas accidentally indiscriminately, whether it be in iraq or afghanistan or say a drone strike in a place like yemen, they've paid the price in terms of that image helping the
militants in the area recruit more followers. that's why you see this emphasis on targeted strikes. and then building local forces with the u.s. presence almost hopefully invisible on the ground, at least according to the special operators planning these missions, they want to give the militants no ammunition to recruit more people to their cause. >> kim dozier, thanks so much, in washington, appreciate it. >> thank you. coming up, the boston globe warning of riots, a mutiny by the military and mass deportations. these are the headlines they say represent the prediction of what life would be like under a donald j. trump presidency, they say. we'll explain. and then, a trump aide says cruz, ted cruz, is using, quote, gestapo tactics in the delegate hunt. more on that next. rance company understands the life behind it.
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boston globe editorial staff, which says the gop must stop trump. donald j. trump's vision and the future of our nation is as deeply troubling as it is profoundly un-american. and goes onto say, quote, the toxic mix of violent intimidation, hostility to criticism and explicit scapegoating of minorities shows a political movement is taking hold in america. if trump were a politician running such a campaign in a foreign country, right now the u.s. state department would probably be condemning him, end quote. so joining me right now brian stelter, cnn senior media correspondent and host of "reliable sources." good to see you. so a lot of very unusual things here. the editorial on the page prominently under the newspaper banner. and then of course you see those words such as the gop must stop trump. the opening line saying the future of our nation is deeply
disturbing as it is profoundly un-american. so at the same time how un-american or how bold is it that anyone in america would be stopped at the urging of the content in a newspaper that is supposed to be unbiased? >> yeah, in this case this is kind of going to the extreme, isn't it? i was reading this morning the headline deportations to begin. this is certainly coming with a point of view, there's no doubt about that. it's coming from the editorial page of the boston globe, which is separate from the newsroom. but i realize a lot of people don't necessarily see or care about the difference. and it's already being bashed online as an example of liberal media bias. i think what we're seeing here are editors in the boston globe as one example of a place where editors and producers and anchors want to make a statement, want to get people's attention and pay attention to what trump has been saying in his own words. so that's what the globe says it's doing. using his own words to preview the future. but it is definitely been controversial. it's almost like something out
of the onion newspaper that satirical newspaper, but real in life. >> turn it around again. let's see the hard copy. it presents itself differently when you go online. >> there's the whole thing. it does look like a real front page. if you open it up you'll see the actual normal ideas section and you'll see the editorial saying the gop must stop trump. of course massachusetts pretty liberal state. but we know there is a big amount of support there for trump as well. we saw that in the state's primary. i do wonder if some trump supporters will be calling and canceling subscriptions. i don't know if there will be a big dent to the boston globe, they knew what they were doing with this cover. they were seeking to create controversy and they have. there are a few jokes here as well even though it has a serious point. they suggest that ahma rosa from the apprentice would be education secretary, kid rock would be ambassador to japan. they're having fun but at the same time making a serious point. >> it's dated sunday april 29th, 2017, looking ahead one year from now. >> right. >> so in a time where newspapers particularly across this
country, you know, are really in a tight place, many are kind of staying -- or trying to stay alive as best they can with their hard copy. >> right. >> did the boston globe calculate this as a necessary risk to take? what was behind the decision making for the boston globe, traditionally a fairly conservative mainstream newspaper, taking this kind of risk. >> right. i think you're onto something there. earlier this week the boston globe unusual internal memo came out from the top editor saying we need to rethink everything we do. can we come wup a plan for the future that isn't as reliant on print and come up with new bold strategies to gain readers? now, this was already in the works before that memo came out. but that is exactly what's happening in newsrooms, print newsrooms all across the country. people being urged to try new things, to be experimental and to try to come up with new ways to find readers. now, this might turn off some read, but impress a lot of other ones. example of out of the box thinking whether you love it or hate it. i think it's reflecting what
we're seeing in other newsrooms as well. trump is a one of a kind out of the box candidate. so there are attempts to cover him one of a kind ways. we've seen that on websites especially liberal websites that want to talk about trump's very offensive remarks over the months. this is another way to put a spotlight on what trump has said. keep in mind the editorial page also says ted cruz would be an equally extreme perhaps even more dangerous candidate. those are the words of the editorial page. but they're not making a front page about cruz, they're making a front page about trump. >> right. no comments about john kasich. but they did take the time to talk a little bit about mitt romney as well and paul ryan. >> right. they're suggesting at the convention this summer the editorial board would like to see romney or ryan as the eventual nominee of the party. >> probably. brian stelter, always good to see you. thank you so much. we'll have much more from the "newsroom" right after this.
welcome back. i'm fredricka whitfield. back to the road to the white house. just moments ago donald trump back on the campaign trail. he didn't waste any time going off on that boston globe article, you know, the one with the kind of dummy front page what america would look like if it were donald j. trump who were president. this is what donald trump had to say about this paper and a few of the others. >> how about that stupid boston globe? it's worthless. sold for a dollar. did you see that story? the whole front page they made up a story that trump -- they pretended trump as the president. and they made up the whole front page is a make believe story, which is really no different from the whole paper for the whole thing. i mean the whole thing is no different. >> okay. so cnn's chris frates is in rochester where trump just held that rally and said that stuff.
andiermy also with us. chris, let me begin with you. clearly he's talking to supporters who are very much in agreement with him. give me a little bit more about what else happened there. >> yeah. i mean, he was really firing up this crowd. we are told that this hangar can fit 6,000 people in it. it was pretty packed here, fred, but what kind of struck me today from donald trump was how much he hammered away at the system. he called the whole primary system corrupt. he said it was rigged by the big party establishment. and the context of this is so important. when you see donald trump talking about a rigged system, it's because ted cruz has pretty much run the table on him a little bit for the last four contests. big wins in wisconsin, big wins in colorado. in fact, he won all 34 delegates in colorado. you saw his campaign coming out today and talking about how he thought that this was a gestapo tactic, that they were threatening delegates to come on board. the cruz campaign dismissing it
saying that's ridiculous. this is donald trump throwing another temper tantrum because he didn't get what he wanted and sour grapes. in fact, the cruz campaign just has a better delegate operation. and we're seeing the trump campaign really trying to amp up their delegate operation. they hired a delegate expert. and he's the guy who's going to try to come in and be a mr. fix-it. the question is is it too little too late. you're already hearing donald trump starting to bang the drum as if he might not get to that magic number of 1237. say that it's a corrupt, rigged system and that a vote should mean something. now, of course a vote does mean something, but the way the delegate game works donald trump hasn't really approached the campaign that way. he's approached it more as a national speaking tour than a nuts and bolts political campaign. he's starting to approach it much more like a traditional campaign. the question really is, fred, is it too little too late. >> jeremy, you spent a lot of time on the trail with donald trump and his camp. in what ways do you see this recalibration? >> yeah, we've certainly seen
donald trump kind of becoming aware of this recently. i had a stours just recently told me that donald trump actually became aware of this on good friday and he called one of his informal political advisers roger stone and said is it true that they can, quote, screw me on this convention thing. and roger stone said yes. and then recommended paul manafort to come in and help with this effort. so we're certainly seeing donald trump in the last few weeks, you know, that was just a few weeks ago, becoming aware of this convention problem or at least really to a point where he needed to act upon it. that's what we're seeing him do now. he's acting on it and he's trying to craft this delegate-focused strategy which involves targeting areas more precisely. and he canceled a trip to california to instead double down on his efforts here to come as close as he possibly can to winning the 95 delegates here in new york. >> uh-huh. well, you know, chris, isn't it extraordinary that, you know, his camp is not trying to, i
guess, help protect the image, protect the public from getting to know that donald trump doesn't seem to be that knowledgeable about the process, that that is becoming a very overt message and he's showing his vulnerabilities? so that seems very strange that a camp would allow that to happen. are they looking at this in some way benefitting donald trump? >> well, i think it certainly plays into that donald trump brand, the idea he's an outside er. it also points to the vulnerability that he just wasn't paying attention. we saw warning signs of this for the last year or so when people had criticized his campaign for not being fully political operation, that it was too much of a speaking operation, too many of the big crowds. and so i think, you know, that's a big vulnerability for donald trump. and he's starting to address it. but certainly here in new york he's ahead in the polls, he's beating ted cruz by a lot and he
would do himself well in that delegate game if he can get enough votes to take all 95 delegates and move himself closer to that magic number of 1237, fred. >> now we see with manafort kind of taking the helm and assisting donald trump the camp with delegate count, jeremy, how do you see him playing a role in a kind of makeover of donald trump's message? >> yeah, that's interesting. we've seen, you know, he's been appointed convention manager. and what he made very clear is that he reports directly to donald trump and not to campaign manager cory lewandowski. he did that in an interview with cnn's "new day" just last week. we're also seeing it seems recalibrating the strategy, maybe also helping donald trump be more message disciplined. in the last few days we've seen trump kind of disappear. he hasn't had an event since last wednesday. and then, you know, all he did on saturday was he made a quick visit to the world trade center museum where he didn't even talk
to reporters. >> and not even gracing all the sunday talk shows either. >> exactly. and today as well that's the last point is that, you know, he didn't appear on any sunday talk shows for the first time since we believe thanksgiving. >> wow. >> so that's more than four months of time during which donald trump has appeared or phoned in to at least one sunday show. today there was none of that. so he's certainly targeting his efforts a little bit more precisely. and deciding what's worth it and what's not worth it, what could be potentially a distraction and what could help him in this delegate math. >> all right, jeremy diamond, chris frates, thanks so much, guys. appreciate it. >> thank you. so indeed this is the start of a very big week of politics on cnn. anderson cooper will be hosting three town halls with the republican candidates and their families. monday night ohio governor john kasich will be joined by his wife karen and daughters reese and emma. on tuesday donald trump will be joined by his wife melania and children ivanka, eric and donald jr.
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all right. cnn is getting new details about an investigation within the u.s. navy that officials say could have threatened national security. according to heavily redacted documents just released to cnn, a u.s. navy officer has been arrested for espionage and is being charged with giving secret information to a foreign government which could result in the death penalty. cnn's nick valencia has been digging into this for us all day long. we understand there are several wide ranging potential charges. >> very severe accusations here ranging from espionage to adultery. these details became public over the weekend. he had his first court appearance or preliminary court appearance on friday where details became public. we'll get into some of those here. he's been charged with failure to safely store classified information. he also is accused of communicating secretly and possibly giving add information to foreign nation. he also tried to hide foreign
travel, so intent to deceive, failed to report foreign contacts and also being charged with bringing discredit upon armed forces for soliciting at least one prostitute and see that adultery charge there being charged with having sex with somebody who is not his wife. according to a u.s. official i spoke to earlier on the phone, this investigation into this navy officer had taken place for months. he was arrested eight months ago, but as i mentioned this only became public over the weekend. but he was arrested at an airport while trying to leave the country. he has been held in a brig in chesapea chesapeake, virginia. and the case now after this preliminary court appearance goes to a convening authority. fredricka was saying you heard her say a while ago that this could be, depending on the serverty and sensitivity of the information this could be punishable by death. >> oh, my goodness. thank you. appreciate it. former new orleans saints player will smith is killed, his wife hospitalized. we're still learning details
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saints team captain just 34 years old was gunned down following a fender bender and a verbal altercation with 30-year-old cardel hays. hays opened fire hitting the young father of three multiple times and shooting smith's wife twice in the leg. will smith was pronounced dead at the scene. his wife was taken to the hospital where she remains. already there has been an outpouring of condolences from former teammates, coaches, star athletes and of course fans on social media. they're all shocked and saddened about will smith's death. the smith family has released a statement saying this, quote, on behalf of the smith family we are thankful for the outpouring of support and prayers. we ask that you continue to respect the family's privacy as they grieve the loss of a devoted husband, father and friend. joining me right now is lauren
renchler, she is the publicist for will smith's foundation called where there's a will, there's a way. thank you so much for being with us, but of course our condolences go out to you and the family, all of the lives touched by this incredibly talented football player will smith. how is everyone doing as far as you know? how is racelle doing, who continues to be hospitalized. >> well, first of all, thank you for having me, fredricka, and for honoring will with time on your show today. the family as you can imagine is devastated and shocked. she's at the hospital recovering and surrounded by her family. and we're just praying that she has the strength to get through this. >> will smith playing with the new orleans saints for a very long time. and then staying in new orleans, his foundation touching the lives of many young people. and that's in large part how
you've been able to work with him. tell me about, you know, his commitment to the community of new orleans during his time with the saints and even after that. >> you know, will's career was unique because he was there right when hurricane katrina hit the city. and he felt such a devotion to the city of new orleans. and he loved that city. and they loved him right back. and so as a result he wanted to do everything he could to make sure that the families of children who are underprivileged or underserved had the resources and the hope to not live a life of violence or drugs or in gangs or on the streets. and will and rachele were so devoted to helping those in need, they are fabulous at touching lives in new orleans. >> and we look at these pictures of will smith, his family, his
three kids. you know, beautiful family. clearly very devoted to his family as well as to the community as you just underscore. and, you know, through various reports there in new orleans we understand that not long before that tragic shooting last night he was, you know, with friends having a great time, even tweeting out a beautiful picture of he and his wife. you know, and saying having a great time. and then suddenly something goes wrong. an hour later he's dead, his wife remains hospitalized. what do you know about how his children are doing, what's been shared with them? and there's been such an outpouring of fans, of other pro athletes, et cetera. what do you know about how they are coping right now? >> you know, i know the family is together. and that's all that matters at this point. will had such a unique relationship with the city of
new orleans. most professional athletes move away from their playing city when they're done playing, but will and rachele felt it was important to stay there and raise their children in new orleans and send their children to new orleans schools. and they were so committed to making their home there. and the city really embraced will while he was playing, but it was a relationship that continued on. so it seems very fitting that his last night was spent in new orleans, a city that he loved and that he called home and that his family called home. >> and what was it about new orleans, do you think, that kept him, you know, that made him and the family say i may not be playing for the saints anymore but i'm very much a part of this community forever? >> they experienced tragedy together. and they experienced recovery together. i think will was there for hurricane katrina and was evacuated to san antonio with the team. but he came back, and he won a super bowl with the team as a
defensive captain. and together the city and will embraced each other and rose up above tragedy together. and it's my hope that the city embraces the smith family now and helps his family rise above the senseless tragedy that took will's life last night. >> it is heartbreaking. and our hearts go out to the family, the three children, his wife and their recovery, we're so sorry for the loss of will smith. lauren, thank you so much for your time. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> we'll be right back. this is my family. being a part of helping people in need is who i am. working at brookdale for me is not just a job, it's a life for me. i love it. i formed many connections with the residents. i feel like i am part of their family and they're part of mine. if you can get up in the morning, ya know, shake the dust and go up there and make somebody happy, when i go to sleep, i did my job.
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2016 cnn hero. all right. before we go, we have to share jake tapper's take on the candidates storming new york city this week, as you probably heard ted cruz made motza in brighton beach, for john kasich it was manja-manja and all candidates were trying to show some new york street cred. it's this week's state of the cartoonion. ♪ >> new york, ever present in our cultural imagination, and this year taking an outsize role in our political process. even before the fight for new york's delegates was underway, new york played a starring role in the campaign. >> i think most people know exactly what new york values are. >> donald trump hit back as a manmade in manhattan.
and he promised to take an electoral bite out of the big apple. >> i love new york, okay. and i will be campaigning in new york. and if we win new york, it's over, you understand? because we pick up so many delegates. >> trump is likely to beat john kasich here. kasich lost a lot of new yorkers when he was spotted digging into a slice with a knife and fork. meanwhile, the city's mean streets will be the seen of the next faceoff between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. ♪ when you're a jet you're a jet all the way from your first cigarette to your last dying days ♪ >> brooklyn home to both in their own way sanders born and bred there, clinton the state's former senator who headquartered her campaign there. only one can win on either side, hopeful that as sinatra sang -- ♪ new york, new york >> if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. >> very fun stuff. so it is indeed a big political
week on cnn. anderson cooper will host three town halls with the republican candidates and their families. monday night ohio governor john kasich will be joined by his wife karen and daughters reese and emma. tuesday it's donald trump with wife melania and children ivanka, eric and donlds jr. and wednesday texas senator ted cruz will be joined by his wife heidi. the candidates will talk with anderson and take questions from the audience all starting tomorrow night right here at 9:00 eastern on cnn. and then on thursday cnn hosts the democratic presidential debate. don't miss hillary clinton and bernie sanders facing off live from brooklyn, new york, thursday night 9:00 eastern. big week. all right. it's been a big day too. thanks so much for being with me all weekend long. but stay with cnn. we have much more straight ahead in "newsroom." i'm fredricka whitfield. all starts right now. and you are in the cnn
"newsroom." i'm pamela brown in washington in for poppy harlow on this sunday. the big apple of course is the bullseye of the political universe right now for the past few days donald trump has been unusually quiet. trump's silence ended today though with a big rally in his home state. trump holds a commanding lead in new york polls, but he wants more. he traveled to upstate new york to plead for voters there to turn out in huge numbers. >> we need a great show of strength in new york state. it's so important. we need a great show of strength. you got to go not this tuesday, but the next tuesday. nine days. nine days. you've got to go out, and you've got to vote in mass. you've got to bring your friends. you got to tell them about it. you are going to say this was one of the great days of your lives. you're going to say when you cast that vote in nine