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i'm rosemary church. thanks for joining us. this is "cnn newsroom." isis is claiming responsibility for yet another mass bombing, this time in southern iraq. at least 30 people were reportedly killed and dozens wounded in two suicide bombings in samawah. the terror group says one attacker blew up his car at a gathering of shiite special forces. the second car bomb detonated when security arrived. the attacks come after intense protests in the iraqi capital. hundreds of demonstrators stormed the green zone in baghdad over the weekend, demanding that top iraqi leaders be dismissed. the protesters have left the area for now but vow to return friday. ben wedeman has the details. >> reporter: baghdad was on edge sunday as the government of the
prime minister teeters on the brink of collapse. thousands of protesters poured into the green zone, the fortified, walled-in top security baghdad quarters saturday that is home to the iraqi parliament and other government buildings and foreign embassies. they're protesting the failure of the abadi government to live up to promises that it would crack down on rampant corruption. abadi has promised repeatedly to appoint a technocrat cabinet and take action against corruption. but iraqi lawmakers, who are the main beneficiaries of this system of patronage have fought tooth and nail to try to prevent that from happening. images of protesters pulling down blast walls in the green zone and occupying parliament drive home the magnitude of what is happening in baghdad today. entering into the green zone, a forbidden city within baghdad,
was limited to the lucky few with special passes. in many ways, it symbolizes all that is wrong or much that is wrong with iraq today. while baghdad suffers lengthy power cuts, the lights never go off in the green zone. scattered between embassies, ministries, and other government buildings are sprawling villas where politicians enjoy a life of luxury few outside the walls could even imagine. this latest round of protests and entry of protesters into the very heart of governing baghdad may signal that the system of government established by the united states in the aftermath of the 2003 fall of the regime of saddam hussein may be beginning to unravel. nearly 70 sunni and kurdish members of parliament fled late saturday to northern iraq after the protests. adding to the uncertainty are
two suicide bombings in parts of southern iraq, which are normally peaceful. political disarray in baghdad could delay or possibly even derail the effort to drive isis out of mosul, the second largest city in iraq, and efforts to crush the terror organization. as is so often the case, the best laid plans in iraq often go awry. ben wedeman, cnn, rome. >> joining me now to talk more about the unrest in iraq is fazl. t now a professor at indiana university. thank you, sir, for being with us. now, isis is claiming responsibility for this double car bombing in iraq. they say they targeted shiite security forces. what was your initial reaction to this horrifying development? >> well, of course the claim has to be believed, i think, taken
at face value, at least from the first instance. unfortunately they have been targeting -- this would actually be relatively unusual for them to target the security forces. up till now, the principal targets have been so-called soft targets, civilian targets, shops, you know, markets, et cetera. even funerals and so on. so i think clearly they're gearing up. they know a battle is coming. they know that the situation is -- i don't want to say exactly unstable in iraq, but not stable. and i think they are taking it as a target of opportunity. so hopefully that will send a message to the political class that they need to take matters quite seriously now for the greater good of the country. >> and there is, of course, a lot of anger in iraq over this and fear as well given isis has penetrated the usually peaceful city of samawah.
what could this signal, do you think, for iraq's future, and how should iraq's leadership be responding to this? >> well, unfortunately we have a political class which is not up to the job. it is nonetheless the elected class that we have, and we're unlikely to be able to go to new elections anytime soon. one would have hoped that before the events of the last 36 or 48 hours, that political class would have risen to the challenge of governing a country which is really in dire straits on a number of fronts. what we're going to have to do, i think, is to confront a number of issues simultaneously. isil, yes. but also a domestic agenda that includes the failure to provide services and the failure to combat corruption. all of these things and basic fundamental political reform. all of these things have now become a priority of the same degree. they're all in crisis. we must deal with all these
issues simultaneously. >> and this is the problem after this twin bombing, of course. meantime, in baghdad, thousands of protesters rallying inside the green zone after storming that zone and iraq's parliament. they want the government to approve reforms. they're vowing to continue their protests until the government responds. how is that all likely to play out, do you think? >> well, there's a significant problem here, and that is that everyone wants reforms. everyone mouths the language of reform, and we have done for months and perhaps even years. everyone now says we want a technocrattic government. the basic point, however is there is no agreement about what any of those terms mean. what does it mean to have a technocrattic government? is it enough simply to appoint technocrattic minister? what about the deputies? what about directors general in the ministries, workers in the field in the various ministries?
she's issues have not been resolved. we agree on the jargon as is so much else in the iraqi politics over the last 13 years, we agree on the jargon, but there's no basic agreement on substance. this is a real problem. these protesters are, in the first instance, sick and tired of the lack of basic services which people in countries with far -- with a far less lofty history than iraq take for granted every day. >> we will certainly be watching this story very closely here on cnn. thank you so much for talking with us. we do appreciate it. >> my pleasure to be with you, rosemary. two police officers in turkey are dead after a car bomb exploded near their headquarters. it happened early sunday in gaziantep near the border with syria. 22 people were wounded. no one has claimed responsibility for that bombing. turkey has seen a series of attacks over the past year, mostly claimed by isis or kurdish rebels. u.s. secretary of state john
kerry is in geneva now to discuss the fragile syrian cease-fire. he's already met with jordan's foreign minister and says he's in contact with russian officials as well. the original cessation of hostilities has not gone as planned as of late with renewed violence over the past few weeks. one of the more shocking instances of the violence in syria came on wednesday when an air strike hit a hospital in rebel-held aleppo. rights groups say it killed at least 50 people. secretary kerry says the syrian government was responsible, a claim it denied on state-run media. channel 4 news obtained exclusive surveillance footage showing the strike as it happened inside that hospital. >> reporter: this is a silent film, but you begin to imagine the sounds. the cctv cameras outside the hospital in the rain and inside
are unflinching observers of what is about to unfoeltd. the clocks on the screen are an hour out. the hospital is shaken by an explosion nearby. some people head downstairs expecting casualties to arrive. that turns out to be a deadly mistake. no one you can see here hassed in idea that this hospital is seconds away from becoming a target itself. the choice of where to go, left or right, up or down, seals their fate. the man in green is a doctor leaving the intensive care unit. he is 36 years old, and he's the last pediatrician in aleppo. he's already done one day shift at another hospital and is in the middle of the night shift in this one. he is single, and his parents have fled to turkey. he was looking forward to visiting them a few days later. we don't know exactly where he has now gone, but we do know his fate.
at 9:42 and 12 seconds, the hospital is hit. same explosion, different camera. minutes after the dust clears, the survivors emerge. the ghostly image of a nurse carrying a child or a baby from the maternity ward. civilians milling around in a daze, taking on the tasks of the nurses who have been killed or injured. the doctor is now dead, and so are 50 others. nurses, patients, visitors. as the smoke clears, the road outside emerges as a field of rubble. since then, two more hospitals have been hit, and yesterday one of aleppo's main medical storage facilities. in this case, four cctv cameras
bear silent witness. the brussels airport departure hall has partially reopened to passengers nearly six weeks after the deadly terror attack. as erin mclaughlin reports, it's a symbol of recovery for the people of belgium. >> reporter: over a month ago, this was a scene of chaos and devastation. after all, it was in this departure hall that three alleged terrorists with their luggage carts laden with explosives walked in. now, the first two bombs detonated seconds apart. the third was detonated by authorities once the hall had been evacuated. authorities ever since that day have been furiously trying to get this airport back up and running. and today a big step in that direction. this departure hall has been opened. there was an opening ceremony with dignitaries as well as airport staff. as you see behind me, these are the first passengers to be checking in since the terrorist attacks.
it's a symbol of recovery for this country. >> a sign that we are recovering and we are trying to do our best for us colleagues as for the passengers to go back on track how we used to. it's a feeling that they cannot beat us and they cannot just make us a victim is a strong word, but we're strong and we're trying to fight back as best we can. >> i feel very sorry for all the people who were injured here, and i think we just have to go on. this is the european union. we travel and we do all the things we want to do. >> it's strange to be here now. >> why? >> i'm a little bit afraid, i guess. >> reporter: belgium remains under threat level 3, which means that an attack is possible and likely. there is a heavy security presence, including military presence here at the airport. there's multiple layers of checks. in fact, passengers are screened before they can even check in. something that was not in place prior to march 22nd. now, this airport is currently
about 80% functional, and that's because parts of the departure hall are still being repaired. it's expected to be fully operational mid-june. erin mclaughlin, cnn. may day or international workers day was observed by demonstrators in many countries around the world sunday. but in some places, rallies and protests flared into riots. in the u.s. city of seattle, police say protesters threw wooden poles, rocks, and even molotov cocktails at officers. police responded by using crowd control grenades called blast balls which emit a pepper spray. officials report five officers were injured and at least nine arrests were made. may day turned violent in paris as well. demonstrators clashed with police who responded with tear gas. the scuffles follow months of protests against new labor legislation set to be debated in parliament this week. cnn's jim bitterman has more now
from paris. >> reporter: in what is almost becoming typical of these demonstrations now, the legitimate demonstration ended a few minutes ago. a lot of people dispersed. but now moving through the crowds are what the french call basically vandals who have been throwing rocks at the police. the police have been responding with tear gas. we've seen this a couple of times already this afternoon as the march went along. basically being disrupted at several instances by the vandals. the march itself is against the law that the government has proposed, which would reform the labor code in france. it's been watered down considerably by the government because they feared exactly this kind of outburst. but in fact they are still going to present the law on tuesday, and we expect these kind of protests to continue around the law. jim bitterman, cnn, paris. cuban-american relations take another step forward. coming up, an historic voyage.
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the next political battleground in the u.s. presidential race is indiana, and a new poll shows republican front-runner donald trump 15 points ahead of ted cruz leading into tuesday's primary. it's especially bad news for cruz, who was hoping the primary would keep trump below the number of delegates needed to clinch that nomination. the democrats' battle is a lot closer. the poll shows hillary clinton with only a narrow four-point lead over bernie sanders, and that's within the poll's margin of error. well, trump has made immigration a major issue in his campaign, and he's used some harsh rhetoric doing it. while this has angered some latinos, nick valencia reports
others support his position. >> we went under a fence and through a fence and, oh, boy, it felt like i was crossing the border actually. >> reporter: you've heard it before. a controversial comment on immigration by republican presidential candate donald trump. >> they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime. they're rapists, and some, i assume, are good people. >> reporter: it's remarks like this about mexico that's inspired a new wave of latino activism, both for and against the candidate. at a trump event in janesville, wisconsin, we meet miguel fajardo. >> what do you say to those who are going to watch this and say i cannot believe he's supporting donald trump? >> those people, it's because -- >> fajardo says he emigrated, quote, the right way, legally.
now a u.s. citizen, he says trump has empowered him, emboldened him even to speak up and speak out against illegal immigration. >> build the walls. have to come in the right way. you have to come in the right way. >> i can't believe those latino people support donald trump because those peoples, they forgot where they come from, you know. >> reporter: for the flores family, with donald trump surging in the polls, they say it is a battle of survival. while their four children were born in the u.s., parents jose and maria entered the country illegally. under a trump presidency, they fear their family will be broken up. because of trump, the flores family and many others like them have stepped up their activism for undocumented immigrants. in an act of symbolism and pride, they say, at rallies they wave both the mexican and american flags. >> i think that everyone just wants to be proud of their we came from but also wants to be a part of the united states.
>> and we are united. >> the next president of the united states, mr. donald j. trump! >> reporter: should trump actually become the next president, he will likely do so with the help of latinos. something mexican supporter miguel fajardo says won't be a problem. >> he's the only one he can open the door and take out all the bad stuff for the white house. >> reporter: the flores family couldn't disagree more. >> my children make america great. >> not donald trump. >> not donald trump. >> that was nick valencia reporting. bernie sanders is insisting the race on the democratic side is not over yet. but as senior washington correspondent jeff zeleny reports, there is a shift in time. >> reporter: senator bernie sanders making the case today that he is going to go forward, that he is going to keep fighting for indiana and then the states beyond this. i mean he is making the case
that this race is not yet over, that he wants his supporters to have their chance to have their voices heard. now, senator sanders concedes that it's a tough road to climb, he says, but not an impossible road to climb. he's calling on super delegates in those states that he won like new hampshire, like minnesota, like washington state to actually reconsider and support him. but even if they would do that, the math still remains so difficult. but i asked senator sanders what he thought of donald trump's argument that some of senator sanders' own words against hillary clinton will now be part of the trump campaign? this is what he said. >> i think that's nonsense and i'm glad to see that he, you know, manages to get through to some media making that point. what is a campaign about? a campaign is supposed to be about not just political gossip. it's actually supposed to be about differentiating the points of view that candidates have. secretary clinton and i have different points of view on a number of issues, and i have
tried my hardest to run an issue-oriented campaign, explaining to the american people the differences that we have. now, i may be old-fashioned, but that's kind of what i think democracy is supposed to be about. >> reporter: so senator sanders clearly not suggesting that he is going to change his tone, but we already have seen a shift in this race. now, he'll be campaigning on monday in indiana. he'll be in kentucky on tuesday, clearly making the sign he's going ahead. the question is what his tone will be when he's out campaigning this week and what the clinton campaign will do in response to this. clearly they want to turn the corner and start taking on donald trump or whoever that republican nominee may be. jeff zeleny, cnn, washington. u.s. president barack obama's eldest daughter is following in his footsteps a little bit. malia obama will attend harvard university after taking a gap year next year. she will be part of the class of 2021. her father received his law degree, of course, from harvard.
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sunday's attack, saying it targeted shiite special forces with one car bomb, then detonated the second when security arrived. u.s. secretary of state john kerry is in geneva. he met with jordan's foreign minister sunday. kerry says the russians are also involved in the talks. the cessation of hostilities agreement has been in danger of collapse in recent weeks. donald trump says the u.s. can't keep allowing china to, quote, rape the country. the republican presidential front-runner has accused china repeatedly of currency manipulation to make its exports more competitive. trump vows he is going to turn the trade imbalance around. sticking with the u.s. presidential race, democratic front-runner hillary clinton says she believes she will win
her party's nomination. she sat down with cnn's jake tapper to talk policies. her 2008 presidential campaign, bernie sanders, and donald trump. >> madam secretary, thanks so much for doing this and congratulations on tuesday night. >> thanks a lot, jake. it was terrific. >> four for five. >> we had a great campaign in all the states. it felt good. >> that night, donald trump said he considers himself the presumptive nominee of his party. do you consider yourself the presumptive nominee? >> no. i consider myself as someone who's on the path and obviously i'm very far ahead in both the popular vote and the delegate count. so i think the path leads to the nomination. but, you know, i'm going to keep competing in the elections that are up ahead of us. >> senator sanders issued a statement that night that suggested he's not necessarily running to win anymore. he's running to advance progressive causes on the democratic platform. specifically he named $15
minimum wage at the national level. medicare for all, breaks up the banks, and passing attacks on carbon. are these issues where you think you could make a deal with senator sanders, find some common ground and get those issues on the platform should you be the nominee? >> well, i certainly look forward to working with senator sanders in the lead-up to the convention, in the lead of-up t the platform that will represent the democratic party. i've run on a progressive agenda. i really welcome his ideas and his supporters, passion, and commitment because the most important thing for us is to win in november. there is no more important goal, and i was pleased when senator sanders said the other day he's going to work tirelessly, seven days a week to make sure that donald trump is not president. and i really welcome that because that has to be our primary objective. >> it's interesting because of all the people in the world, there is probably no one who knows what bernie sanders is feeling more than you. >> right.
right. >> take us back to 2008, what you think senator sanders is going through, because it's like, oh, i came so close but -- >> it's hard, jake. i mean you throw yourself into these campaigns body and soul. you work 24/7. your family, your supporters, everybody is so invested in trying to win. and i'm very proud of my campaign, grateful that i have such strong support. but i absolutely understand that, you know, senator sanders has been a passionate advocate for positions that he cares deeply about. i think that's been helpful to the democratic primary process. he's brought millions of people into the process, which i think is also very good for the democratic party. but there comes a time when you have to look at the reality. in fact, in '08, i was much closer in both popular vote and pledged delegates to senator obama than is the case right now. but eventually i just decided that i had to withdraw and
support senator obama because the goal was to make sure we had a democrat in the white house. i'm going to be very aggressive in reaching out to senator sanders' supporters, but we have so much more in common, and we have far more in common than they do with donald trump or any republican. >> you talked about donald trump's foreign policy. he gave a foreign policy address recently. i'm wondering if you had a chance to see it or read about it and what you thought. >> well, i certainly read about it, and i think it's quite concerning. his talk about, you know, pulling out of nato, his talk about letting other countries have nuclear weapons, which runs counter to 70 years of bipartisan national security policy, his idea that, quote, has a secret plan to get rid of isis that he's not going to tell anybody, i found it disturbing because i -- you know, as a senator from new york for eight years, as secretary of state for four years, i know that the stakes are high, that we face some real challenges and dangers
in the world. and i don't think loose talks about loose nukes, i don't think turning our back on our strongest allies, i don't think pretending you have some sort of secret plan is a very smart way to go forward in leading the world, which is what we must do. >> on some issues, it seems like he's going to run to your left, on the populist left, and one might be the use of force in military intervention. whether it's libya or iraq, what will your response be when he says hillary clinton is part of the group that gets us into these wars? >> well, i think that i'm always someone who uses military force as a last resort. it's not a first choice. as secretary of state, i talked a lot about smart power, about diplomacy and development. so when you have somebody who says he's going to be tough and he's going to get results but he doesn't tell you how he's going to do it, you know, i think he'll have a lot to contrast with. >> he also said that if you were a man, you would be at 5% in the
polls. what did you think when you heard that? >> you know, i don't respond to his attacks on me. i think it's kind of silly. i was elected to the senate twice from new york. i was someone who got more than 18 million votes the first time i ran. i now have 2 million more votes than donald trump has, more than 12 million votes to his 10. so it doesn't really square with reality. >> it hhe has taken politics to new place with his negative branding of people whether say jeb bush is low energy or talking about lyin' ted cruz, and for his supporters, it's really worked. he has lately taken to calling you, i believe, corrupt hillary, and he's had some rather personal and pointed tweets. have you learned anything from watching the way that republicans dealt with him in the primaries that will inform how you will deal with such an unconventional candidate? >> well, you know, remember i
have a lot of experience dealing with men who sometimes get off the reservation in the way they behave and how they speak. i'm not going to deal with their temper tantrums or their bullying or their efforts to try to provoke me. he can say whatever he wants to say about me. i could really careless. i'm going to stand up for what i think the american people need and want in the next president. that's why i've laid out very specific plans. there's nothing secret about what i want to do with the economy, with education, with health care, with foreign policy. i've laid it all out there, and he can't, or he won't. i can't tell which. so we're going to talk about what we want to do for the country, and he can continue on his insult fest, but that's the choice he's making. >> he will also try to attack you for the trade deals that he's attacked so many of his republican rivals for. and he says he's going to try to redraw the map and compete in places like pennsylvania and michigan, appealing to white
working-class voters who feel like most favored nation status for china or nafta hurt them. what argument will you make to those white working-class voters? >> well, look, i won ohio. more votes than he got in ohio. i won pennsylvania, nor votes than he got in pennsylvania. i feel very good about where we are because i have a positive agenda to create jobs. and i've said very clearly i will not support any trade agreement that i don't think creates more good jobs with rising incomes. that's why i'm against the transpacific partnership. it's why i voted against the only multilateral trade agreement that came before me when i was in the senate. you know, i think that he can say whatever he wants to say, and he will of course. but i have a track record of really helping people and standing up against china. >> do you think that the trade deals pushed forward in the '80s and '90s ultimately some of them hurt working-class voters? >> there's no doubt about that. they were mixed. they helped a lot of people, and they hurt people. and one of our problems in our
country is we don't do enough for people who are hurt by trade deals. but just picture this. i was at an auto plant, a unionized auto plant, oldest local in the country outside of south bend the other day. they are making mercedes-benz cars to export to china. they are making the only mobile vehicle for people with disabilities to export around the world. they make humvees. they have a broad array of products. they produce there -- there about 1,400 people with 3,000 more in the supply chain. so they are in the global market, but they're in it in a way that advantages america. that's what i'm looking for. we're only 5% of the population. we've got to trade with the other 95%. we just have to be smart and tough in the way we do it. >> do you think donald trump is qualified to be president? >> well, the voters will have to determine that.
i'm going to lay out my qualifications. >> 11 years ago when you were at the wedding of donald and melania trump, did you ever picture that you would be in this situation with him as the presumptive republican nominee, you as likely the democratic nominee running against each other in what is likely going to be a very brutal and tough campaign? >> well, look, back then i didn't think i would run for president. so i can't speak to whatever what was in his mind. but that's a good question. >> but it's safe to say that sitting there watching the two get married, it never crossed your mind some day he and i are going to face each other. >> never crossed my mind. no, not at all. never crossed my mind. >> madam secretary, thank you, and congratulations again. >> thanks a lot, jake. >> hillary clinton with jake tapper. history in the making. coming up, inside the cruise ship voyage that's helping to thaw relations between the u.s. and cuba. plus leicester city is playing the waiting game right now as they look to see in the
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a volcano ovin japan has erupted. smoke and ash flew as high as 4,000 meters. japan's meteorological agency issued a level 3 volcanic alert, warning people not to approach the mountain. no evacuations have been ordered. our pedram javaheri joins us to talk more about this. this is terrifying of course, for people nearby. but the fact that no evacuations. >> kind of tells you about japan, absolutely.
it's a 3, so it is on the higher side of the severity of it, but japan is home to 10% of all of our planet's active volcanos. over 118 volcanos on japan, on the islands of japan. incredible sight, but they're used to it. they're saying just don't go close to it. common sense. we're going to touch on what's happening in the united states. the month of may upon us, and it feels like the middle of summer across parts of the north western u.s. massive heat building across the northwestern u.s. if you're watching us in portland, if you're watching us in seattle, you felt the heat the last couple of weeks. in fact the month of april on average, 80 degree fahrenheit days. you typically have zero of them. four of them occurred this past april. the month of may, the month of april in general have about 70 degree days. typically you see two of them. we had eight take place in those 30 days in april. incredible warmth already in place. the month of may comes in on the warm side. how about 86 degrees in store. sunny skies across seattle. it does want to cool off to right around average for this
time of year. pretty sunny weather across that region of the north west. notice again the initial trend will be a cooling one toward the next couple of days with warmth building across the intermountain west. the big story in recent days across the southern u.s. has been tremendous rainfall. thunderstorms abound. when you do the numbers and tabulate what's happened across the lone star state of texas in particular, almost 200 severe weather reports, eight of which were related to tornadoes. fortunately no multiple fatalities because of a deluge of rainfall across eastern texas. almost eight inches came down in just a matter of several hours in this region. thunderstorms still blossoming into the afternoon hours for your monday forecast across the southern portion of the united states. certainly something worth noting. in the end, not unusual to see thunderstorms this time of year across that region, but what is unusual, the soil moisture. almost 100% of capacity. what this means, any rainfall quickly takes that groundwater
supply, the water table goes up higher. soil water also becoming surface flooding is what it translates to. that is precisely what's happened in this region of texas where so much rainfall has come down. the water just cannot stay within the soil. a couple of years ago, we were standing up here talking about major drought in these parts of the united states. the opposite end of the spectrum happening right now. >> sadly, this is a story we do talk about in various parts of the world. >> absolutely. >> this constant problem of not enough rain, then too much all in one go. >> extremes. >> pedram javaheri. thank so much. for the first time in almost 40 years, a u.s. cruise ship sets sail for cuba, and we will take you inside the historic voyage. that's coming up next. stay with us. it's the little things in life that make me smile. spending the day with my niece. i don't use super poligrip for hold, because my dentures fit well. before those little pieces would get in between my dentures and my gum and it was uncomfortable. even well fitting dentures let in food particles.
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>> reporter: the first u.s. to cuba cruise in nearly four decades is finally under way. one more step towards greater ties between the u.s. and its communist-run neighbor. some of the 700 passengers aboard carnival's line say they feel like they're making history. >> my grandmother went way back in the day before it was ever closed, and so just being able to go there and meet the people and see the people, it will be meaningful to us. >> reporter: but it's been anything but smooth sailing for the week-long cruise that will make three stops in cuba. cuban americans protested at miami's headquarters after tth the -- the islands government says the restrictions on cubans traveling on boats were in place to prevent cubans from making the often dangerous journey to the united states. face is growing public outcry, carnival said it would delay the cruises until everyone could sail to cuba. that's when the cuban government
did something completely unexpected and reversed their decades-old policy. now cuban born people who have passports issued by cuba can travel to the island on cruise ships, and the cuban government has said it will soon ease restrictions on private boats. and not a moment too soon for carnival. >> to be a part of being the first people to be able to sail from the u.s. to cuba and back, including those who were born in cuba, is a tremendous privilege and honor. >> reporter: the cuban government reversing course happens rarely, even less so to satisfy u.s. business concerns. but apparently opening the u.s. cruise companies and the potential earnings they would bring was just too good an opportunity for cuba to let sail by. patrick oppman, cnn, havana. leicester city is even closer to the coveted premier league title after a 1-all draw against manchester united sunday. well, now it's in tottenham's hands. if spurs lose or draw against
chelsea on monday, they'll fall too far behind to catch up, giving the foxes their first major championship in 132 years of play. our christina macfarlane spoke to some of their fans. >> waiting for the winning goal that never came. the match ending 1-all against manchester united tonight. so remember tomorrow the weight shifts to that tottenham/chelsea game. the fans here were waiting with nervous and bated breath throughout the game. very happy to see them through to a draw. i have terry alongside me now. how are you feeling after that n nail biting match? >> brilliant. a point was great because at the end of the day, tomorrow night, we're going to have chelsea beat tottenham. tomorrow night, you're back here. the celebration is going to be
real. you know, this town is going to be electric, really electric. you want to get yourself down here tomorrow night in leicester because tomorrow night, leicester are going to win the league. >> reporter: can you explain to me how leicester have been so successful this season? it's the question everyone's asking. >> the question is, is that they're brilliant. they love each other they told me and on facebook and everything else. they're just unbeatable. >> team spirit? >> that's what it is and a great manager. >> and how do you feel about the prospect of playing champion league football next season, having the likes of barcelona, real madrid coming to your club here in leicester? >> i can't imagine it. i can't imagine it. you know, come to little leicester, you know what i mean? if you're barcelona, i can't dream t. i can't.
i can't dream it. i don't know what i'm going to do. i'm going to be crawling on the floor. >> okay. celebrations put on ice here for 24 hours to see if leicester can still wrap up the title for the first time in their 132-year history. what do you say, guys? christina mcfarlane, leicester city. >> we'll see what happens. thanks for watching "cnn newsroom." i'm rosemary church. you can always follow me on twitter at rosemary cnn. love to hear from you. more from "cnn newsroom" after this short break. stick around. with 5-door versatility, advanced hybrid technology and dynamic sport-tuned suspension... it has a side for every side of you. ♪ the lexus ct. it's up for as much as you are.
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hello and welcome to our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. i'm rosemary church, and this is "cnn newsroom." we begin this hour with an urgent push to try to save the crumbling cease-fire in syria. u.s. secretary of state john kerry is in geneva for talks with other leaders about the crisis. the original cessation of hostilities has not gone as planned in recent weeks. violence has soured what was once a promising step toward peace. kerry joined by the jordanian foreign minister spoke about what he hoped to accomplish in the talks. >> we both want to emphasize the seriousness of the situation with respect to the cessation of hostilities. and we are talking directly with the russians even now. the hope is that we can make some progress, but the united
nations security council resolution calls for a full country -- countrywide cessation and for all the country to be accessible for humanitarian assistance. obviously that hasn't happened and isn't happening. these are critical hours. we look for russia's cooperation. we obviously look for the regime to listen to russia. >> and one of the more shocking instances of violence came on wednesday. an air strike hit a hospital in rebel-held aleppo, killing dozens of people. secretary kerry says the syrian government is to blame. it denied that claim on state media. channel 4 news obtained exclusive surveillance footage showing the strike as it happened inside that hospital. >> reporter: this is a silent film, but you begin to imagine the sounds. the cctv cameras outside the hospital in the rain and inside
are unflinching observers of what is about to unfold. the clocks on the screen are an hour out. it is 9:38 on wednesday evening, and the hospital is shaken by an explosion nearby. some people head downstairs expecting casualties to arrive. that turns out to be a deadly mistake. no one you can see here has any idea that this hospital is seconds away from becoming a target itself. the choice of where to go, left or right, up or down, seals their fate. the man in green is a doctor leaving the intensive care unit. he is 36 years old, and he's the last pediatrician in aleppo. he's already done one day shift at another hospital, and is in the middle of the night shift in this one. he is single, and his parents have fled to turkey. he was looking forward to visiting them a few days later. we don't know exactly where he has now gone, but we do know his
fate. at 9:42:12, the hospital is hit. same explosion, different camera. minutes after the dust clears, the survivors emerge. the ghostly image of a nurse carrying a child or a baby from the maternity ward. civilians milling around in a daze, taking on the tasks of the nurses, who have been killed or injured. the doctor is now dead, and so are 50 others. nurses, patients, visitors. as the smoke clears, the road outside emerges as a field of rubble. since then, two more hospitals have been hit, and yesterday one of aleppo's main medical storage
facilities. in this case, four cctv cameras bear silent witness. >> all right. we turn to iraq now, and isis is claiming responsibility for two suicide bombings in the southern city of samawah. at least 30 people were reportedly killed and dozens wounded in sunday's attack. the terror group says it attacked a gathering of shiite special forces with one car bomb, then detonated the second when security forces arrived. the attacks come amid serious concerns over the country's political stability. hundreds of demonstrators stormed the heavily fortified green zone in baghdad over the weekend, calling for the dismissal of top iraqi leaders and demanding a vote on government reform. the protesters have since left the area but vow to return friday. more on this from jordan. of course, two levels to this is the politics and then of the
violence that we've just reported. let's start with where this is going politically and what is likely to happen here. >> reporter: well, rosemary, as with always, the iraqi political situation is a very complex one. but what you're seeing right now is years and more than a decade of frustration by the iraqi people. and what we saw last summer, rosemary, as you recall, thousands of people took to the streets calling for economic and political reforms. the fight against corruption. they really wanted to see change. we saw the prime minister at the time come out, and he laid out a plan for his reforms. he called a reforms package that he said he was going to submit to parliament for votes, that there was going to be changes in the cabinet, something that people have been calling for. they wanted to see an end to this sectarian and ethnic quota system that has been in iraq, put in place by the united states in 2003. and they wanted to see competent
politicians, competent ministers taking over the various ministries, what they call technocrates to provide people with what they want. now, these reforms that were promised by prime minister abadi have really stalled. nothing has happened over the months since that summer, since the protests we saw. and it is because really essentially of parliament. this political system, this quota system, they have -- these politicians have blocked every attempt by prime minister abadi to present these changes to give people what they have been asking for to an extent. and what we saw happen after that in late last year, early this year, is the protests started again. what used to be mostly a grat roots movement, a secularist movement to an extent was taken over by she ate cleric muqtada. we saw saw thousands of his
protesters taking to the streets in recent weeks. he's issued ultimatum after ult mate imto parliament, to politicians to give people the changes they're looking for, but nothing has happened. then again, of course, it seems that the final straw, rosemary, was on saturday when nothing happened. when there was no quorum in parliament. the prime minister couldn't present his cabinet that people have been asking for for a vote because parliamentarians did not show up. that is when we saw al sadr's speech and people breaching the green zone. what happens next? nothing has essentially changed other than al sadr showing he really is serious about this, that his supporters are capable of turning baghdad into this chaos that we saw in the heart of government in the green zone. so the situation may have calmed down for the time being, but it is not over. and it all depends on what iraq's politicians are going to do now.
a very, very unpredictable and volatile situation, rosemary. >> it is certainly anyone's guest. many thanks to you, reporting from jordan. in u.s. politics, the focus now is on indiana, and tuesday's primary could be the last stand for the stop trump movement. a new "wall street journal"/nbc/marist poll shows donald trump leading ted cruz by 15 points. 57 delegates are at stake, and they could make a real difference. trump is just 235 delegates shy of hitting the magic number to clinch that nomination, and he's not letting cruz forget it. >> he has no road to victory. he can't win. he's the first person in the history of the united states who picked a running mate --
carly -- who picked a running mate. he picked a running mate even though he has no chance to win. so he picked as a presidential candidate a running mate, but he has no chance to win. so that's a first in the history of our country, folks. ted, lyin' ted, i want to congratulate you. >> and trump says the republican contest is essentially over. jessica sneider reports he's looking ahead to the general election with a promise to try to unify the party. >> reporter: an hour-long rally here in fort wayne where donald trump promised to bring back jobs, where he also used harsh words against china, saying it is raping the u.s. economy. and donald trump also returning to his regular rhetoric against who he calls lyin' ted cruz. he slammed the short-lived alliance between john kasich and ted cruz, calling it all just part of the rigged political system. donald trump also dug into heidi
cruz's comments that her husband is, in fact, an immigrant. even though donald trump did concede that heidi cruz was likely just referring to the senator's father's cuban roots. >> heidi cruz -- nice woman -- said, my husband -- you heard about this, right? said it this morning. my husband's an immigrant, right? he's an immigrant. and that's what i've been saying, except a lot of people -- i think she was ftryig to put a little bit of a latin turn on it. he was born in canada, folks. he was born in canada. one thing i tell you. number one, he can't win. he's got no path to win. and even if he had a path to win, which he doesn't, he has very few votes, and he has very few delegates. but i've been saying he wasn't born in this country. and the first thing the democrats would do, assuming he won, which he won't, so it doesn't matter. i'm not even playing that card. is they will bring a lawsuit against him. >> reporter: but donald trump did pull back a bit on his harsh tone, saying he wants to bring
the party together, even pledging to raise money for the republican national committee as well as congressional candidates if he makes it into the general election. and at one point today, saying to the crowd, please let's focus on hillary. >> you know the republican party has to come together, folks. and if it doesn't come together, it's going to be hard. but i'll tell you this. i'll tell you this. they said to me, well, if it doesn't come together, does that mean you can't win? no, i think i can win. why? do you think it helps to have jeb bush? what's that worth, like two votes? jeb and his wife. jeb and his wife. seriously. i don't think it matters, but it would be nice to have the republican party come together. with that being said, i think i'll win anyway. i think i'll win new york state. i think i'll win michigan. i think i'll win states that nobody ever won before as a republican for many years. >> reporter: donald trump has all but declared this race over, saying cruz and kasich have no road to victory. donald trump of course touting
that 15-point lead that he right now has in the polls just before voters here in indiana head out to vote on tuesday. jessica schneider, cnn, fort wayne, indiana. and democratic front-runner hillary clinton says she believes she will win the party's nomination and is willing to work together with bernie sanders. she spoke to cnn's jake tapper about sanders' campaign and where it's headed. >> senator sanders has been a passionate advocate for positions that he cares deeply about. i think that's been helpful to the democratic primary process. he's brought millions of people into the process, which i think is also very good for the democratic party. but there comes a time when you have to look at the reality. >> although sanders acknowledges he's got a tough road to climb, he insists it's not impossible and he emphasizes he's not getting out of the race before the convention.
>> it is virtually impossible for secretary clinton to reach the majority of convention delegates by june 14th with pledged delegates alone. she will need super delegates to take her over the top at the convention in philadelphia. in other words, the convention will be a contested contest. >> sanders is turning to super delegates to keep his campaign alive, along with trying to win a majority of the remaining delegates, but he admits it's a longshot. still to come, he's had harsh words for illegal immigrants. ahead, why some latinos nonetheless support donald trump. plus protesters threw molotov cocktails, police lobbed riot control grenades. we will tell you where may day protests turned violent sunday when we come back. and history in the making. all aboard the cruise ship voyage that's helping to thaw relations between the u.s. and cuba. that's coming your way. stay with us.
in the northwestern u.s. city of seattle, protesters attacked police with fireworks, rocks, and molotov cocktails. five officers were injured, and authorities report nine arrests were made. a similar scene played out in paris where police used tear gas after scuffles with protesters. and in turkey, workers defying a ban on may day rallies were met with police water cannon. but the day passed differently in other locations. this is sunday's midday rally in moscow. in havana, workers carried banners reading, cuba will overcome as president raul castro looked on. more now on the situation in paris. france's interior ministry says 18 protesters were arrested after violent may day clashes there. the demonstrators are upset over planned labor reforms that they say will make it easier for employers to fire workers. senior international
correspondent jim bittermann is in the french capital and filed this report from the streets earlier. >> reporter: in what is almost becoming typical of these demonstrations now, the legitimate demonstration ended a few minutes ago. a lot of people dispersed. but now moving from the crowds are what the french call basically vandals who have been throwing rocks at the police. the police have been responding with tear gas. we've seen this a couple of times already this afternoon as the march went along. basically being disrupted at several instances by the vandals. the march itself is against the law the government has proposed which would reform the labor code in france. it's been watered down considerably by the government because of fear of exactly this kind of outburst. but in fact they are still going to present the law on tuesday, and we expect these kind of protests to continue around the law. jim bittermann, cnn, paris. relations between cuba and
the united states have taken another step forward. for the first time in almost 40 years, a u.s. carnival cruise ship set sail for havana sunday. but this cruise trip received a mixed send-off. some protesters gathered outside the port with signs calling for democracy in cuba and urging a boycott of carnival. cnn's patrick oppmann has more on this historic voyage and the reactions it's getting. >> reporter: the first u.s. to cuba cruise in nearly four decades is finally under way. one more step towards greater ties between the u.s. and its communist-run neighbor. some of the 700 passengers aboard carnival's fathom line say they feel like they're making history. >> my grandmother went way back in the day before it was ever closed, and so just being able to go there and meet the people and see the people, it will be meaningful. >> reporter: but it's been anything but smooth sailing for
the week-long cruise that will make three stops in cuba. cuban americans protested at carnival's miami headquarters after the company said that cuban law prevent carnival from accepting bookings from anyone born in cuba. the island's government says the restrictions on cubans traveling aboard boats were in place to prevent cubans from making the often dangerous journey to the united states. facing growing public outcry, carnival said it would delay the cruises until everyone could sail to cuba. that's when the cuban government did something completely unexpected and reversed their decades-old policy. now cuban-born people who have passports issued by cuba can travel to the island on cruise ships, and the cuban government had said it will soon ease restrictions on private boats. and not a moment too soon for carnival. >> to be a part of being the first people to be able to sail from the u.s. to cuba and back, including those who were born in cuba, is a tremendous privilege and honor. >> reporter: the cuban government reversing course happens rarely, even less so to
satisfy u.s. business concerns. but apparently opening the u.s. cruise companies and the potential earnings they would bring was just too good an opportunity for cuba to let sail by. patrick oppmann, cnn, havana. a year ago, the leicester city football club would have been thrilled with a draw against powerhouse manchester united, but the fortunes have changed in the last 12 months, and now fans are a little disappointed instead. the english premiere league leaders could have clinched the title on sunday, but they were held to a 1-1 draw. now, that means their remarkable run is not done quite yet. instead, leicester will now play the waiting game. second-place tottenham needs a win against chelsea monday to stay alive. but a loss or draw means leicester finally gets its crown. christine macfarlane spoke to some of the excited fans. >> reporter: we're waiting for the winning goal that never
came. the match ending 1-1 against manchester united tonight. so remember tomorrow, the wait shifts to that tottenham/chelsea game. tottenham needs to draw or lose for leicester still to wrap up the title. but that didn't bother the fans here. they were waiting with nervous and bated breath throughout the game. very happy, i think, just to see them through to a draw after going down to ten men. i have terry alongside me now. terry, how are you feeling now after that nail-biting match? >> brilliant. you know, a point is great for us. at the end of the day, tomorrow night, we're going to have chelsea beat tottenham, you know, and tomorrow night you're back here. the celebration is going to be real. you know, this town is going to be electric, really electric. you know, you want to get yourself down here tomorrow night in leicester because tomorrow night, leicester are going to win the league. >> reporter: okay. can you explain to me how leicester have been so successful this season?
it's the question everyone's asking. >> the question is, is that they're just brilliant, you know. they love each other, and they're just -- they're just unbeatable. >> reporter: team spirit? you think that's what's done it? >> that's what it is and a great manager. you know. >> reporter: and how do you feel about the prospect of playing champions league football next season, having the likes of barcelona, real madrid coming to your club here in leicester? >> i can't imagine it. i can't imagine it. you know what i mean? if you're barcelona, i can't dream it. i can't. i can't dream it. i don't know what i'm going to do. i'm going to be crawling on the floor. >> reporter: okay. well, celebration is put on ice here for 24 hours to see if leicester can still wrap up the title for the first time in their 132-year history. what do you say, guys?
christina macfarlane, leicester city. >> very happy fans there. let's shift to the weather now. severe storms have made a dramatic run across the southern u.s. midsection. i want to turn to our meteorologist pedram javaheri who joins us again. just how bad is this? >> you know, it's actually been a drought of sorts when it comes to severe weather in the u.s. in the month of april, we should have 150 tornadoes in the u.s. we had about 60, 65 or so. very much on the lower end, but of course if you're among the few that experienced those 65 tornadoes around the country, it's not a fun sight. some of these areas were hit very hard. we'll show you exactly where we're talking about and really the state of texas, one of the areas that over the past couple of days we saw reports of almost 200 severe weather damage coming in. the vast majority related to large hail and damaging winds. we had eight reports of tornadoes across this region. the flash flooding really became
fatal. in this particular event, almost 8 inches came down. that's about 200 millimeters. in pal es teen, texas. video to share with you out of this region shows you what we're talking about when it comes to the flash flooding that took place, the damage in place. see the satellite dishes on the rooftop. officials say the water levels at one point reached nearly to the top of the roof of this particular property. water came through. we know of at least seven fatalities across this region, one of whom which had a family and grandchildren involved. so of course a devastating situation when you talk about the incredible amount of water that came down and the disaster that followed across this region. i want to show you how it looks on the surface level from the maps here across this region of the united states. the soil moisture almost at 100% of capacity. basically what this translates to is any amount of rainfall we get, which another 2 to 4 inches or another say 100 or so millimeters expected, would bring up that water instantly to the surface level, and that is of course a major concern for
flash flooding in store over that region. as we take you over to the indian sub continent, the opposite spectrum taking place. we have major drought and heat in place. across the northeastern corner of india, they have cooking restrictions because of fires that were sparked by people cooking in this extremely arid environment. the heat of course has been in place in this region. we know the mondsoon is around the corner. temperatures going from 44 celsius down to about 105 fahrenheit or 41 celsius. so there is at least some cooling in store. it's still above normal. but can you imagine, rosemary, people in this area are being told no cooking inside your home between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. if you're caught doing so, two years in jail. that is how severe of a situation it is in the drought in place in india. >> unbelievable. that's harsh. thank you so much, pedram. appreciate it. well, protesters in iraq are calling for government reforms, storming a heavily fortified
and a warm welcome back to all our viewers here in the united states and around the world. i'm rosemary church. i want to update you on the main stories we've been following this hour. u.s. secretary of state john kerry is in geneva trying to re-establish the cessation of hostilities agreement in syria. he met with jordan's foreign minister on sunday. kerry says he is also talking directly with russia on the matter. the cease-fire has been on the brink of collapse in recent weeks. for the first time in almost
40 years, a u.s. cruise ship with american tourists on board set sail for cuba. the carnival cruise ship left miami sunday with 700 passengers on board. the journey is being proclaimed as the beginning of a new era. isis is claiming responsibility for two suicide bombings in southern iraq. at least 30 people were reportedly killed and dozens wounded in sunday's attack. isis says one attacker blew up his car at a gathering of shiite special forces. the second car bomb detonated when security arrived. joining me now to talk more about the unrest in iraq is feisal istrabadi. he is the former deputy permanent representative of iraq to the u.n. and now a professor at indiana university. thank you, sir, for being with us. now, isis is claiming responsibility for this double car bombing in iraq where they
say they targeted shiite security forces. what was your initial reaction to this horrifying development? >> well, of course the claim has to be believed, i think, taken at face value, at least from the first instance. unfortunately they have been targeting -- this would actually be relatively unusual for them to target the security forces. up till now, their principal targets have been so-called soft targets, civilian targets, shops, you know, markets, et cetera. even funerals and so on. so i think clearly they're gearing up. they know a battle is coming. they know that the situation is on -- i don't want to say exactly unstable in iraq, but not stable. and i think they are taking it as a target of opportunity. so hopefully that will send a message to the political class that they need to take matters quite seriously now for the greater good of the country. >> and there is, of course, a
lot of anger in iraq over this and fear as well given isis has penetrated the usually peaceful city of samawah. what could this signal, do you think, for iraq's future, and how should iraq's leadership be responding to this? >> well, unfortunately we have a political class which is not up to the job. it is nonetheless the elected political class that we have, and we're unlikely to be able to go to new elections anytime soon. one would have hoped that before the events of the last 36 or 48 hours, that political class would have risen to the challenge of governing a country which is really in dire straits on a number of fronts. what we're going to have to do, i think, is to confront a number of issues simultaneously. isil, yes. but also a domestic agenda that includes the failure to provide services and the failure to combat corruption. all of these things -- and basic
fundamental political reform. all of these things have now become a priority of the same degree. they're all in crisis. we must deal with all these issues simultaneously. >> thank you so much for talking with us. we do appreciate it. >> my pleasure to be with you, rosemary. despite some controversial stands on illegal immigrants, you might be surprised who is supporting donald trump's campaign. we'll explain. plus the comedic style of barack obama. some of the best zingers from the u.s. president's final white house correspondents' dinner. that's when we return. stay with us.
reports the republican front-runner has support from some latinos. >> reporter: donald trump has no doubt enraged immigrants, rights groups and upset many latinos. but he's also done something somewhat surprising. he's inspired latinos to speak up and speak out about things they have been speaking for years. >> we went under a fence and through a fence and, oh, boy, it felt like i was crossing the border actually. >> reporter: you've heard it before. the controversial comment on immigration by republican presidential candidate donald trump. >> they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime. they're rapists, and some, i assume, are good people. >> reporter: it's remarks like this about mexico that's inspired a new wave of latino activism, both for and against the candidate. >> yes, yes, yes. >> reporter: at a trump event in janesville, wisconsin, in march, we meet miguel fajardo, an adamant trump supporter. what do you say to those who are going to watch this and say i
can't believe he's supporting donald trump? what do you say? >> these people, the illegal immigrants. >> reporter: fajardo says he emigrated from mexico to the u.s. quote, the right way, legally. trump has emboldened him to speak up and speak out against illegal immigration. >> they have to come in the right way. you have to come in the right way. >> i can't believe those latino people support donald trump because those peoples, they forgot where they come from, you know. >> reporter: for the flores family, with donald trump surging in the polls, they say it is a battle of survival. while their four children were born in the u.s., parents jose and maria entered the country illegally. under a trump presidency, they fear their family will be broken up. because of trump, the flores family and many others like them
have stepped up their activism for undocumented immigrants. in an act of symbolism and pride, they say, at rallies they wave both the mexican and american flags. >> i think that everyone just wants to be proud of where they came from but also wants to be a part of the united states. >> and we represent we are united. >> the next president of the united states, mr. donald j. trump! >> reporter: should trump actually become the next president, he will likely do so with the help of latinos. something mexican supporter miguel fajardo says won't be a problem. >> he's the only one he can open the door and take out all the bad stuff for the white house. >> reporter: the flores family couldn't disagree more. >> i want to send my message to donald trump. my childrens make america great. >> not donald trump. >> not donald trump. >> reporter: without question in 2016, donald trump has inserted immigration as a defining issue in the presidential cycle. of the 11 million undocumented
immigrants in this country, latinos make up more than half. and at 17% of the overall u.s. population, latinos are now present in every state. they are the largest minority group in half of those states. latinos certainly have the capacity to reshape the american political system, and they are using their voices to be more vocal both for and against donald trump. >> nick valencia reporting there. coming up, donald trump like you've never seen him before. cnn's own jake tapper shows off his drawing talents by putting jokes about the billionaire to pen. we'll show you the results. this is 100% useful for a 100% fresh mouth. what's it like to not feel 100% fresh? we don't know. we swish listerine®. as do listerine® users. the very people we studied in the study of bold. people who are statistically more likely to stand up to a bully. do a yoga handstand. and be in a magician's act. listerine® kills
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celebrities, journalists and politicians all mingled saturday night at the annual white house correspondents' dinner. this was the final time barack obama attended the dinner as president, taking on the role of comedian-in-chief. mr. obama poked fun at himself and other politicians, including his fellow democrats. no one was spared from the jokes and jabs. >> you got to admit it, though. hillary trying to appeal to young voters is a little bit like your relative who just signed up for facebook.
dear america, did you get my poke? i am hurt, though, bernie, that you've been distancing yourself a little from me. i mean that's just not something that you do to your comrade. some candidates aren't polling high enough to qualify for their own joke tonight. they say donald lacks the foreign policy experience to be president. but in fairness, he has spent years meeting with leaders from around the world, miss sweden, miss argentina, miss azerbaijan. ted had a tough week. he went to indiana, hoosier country, stood on a basketball court, and called the hoop a "basketball ring."
what else is in his lexicon? baseball sticks? football hats? but, sure, i'm the foreign one. >> you should check the whole thing out if you haven't already. now for a color spin on the white house correspondents' dinner brought to you by cnn's very own cartoonist jake tapper. as you'll see through his drawings, saturday night was not the first time donald trump was the target of the president's jokes. >> reporter: it was the white house correspondents association dinner or nerd prom. a few years ago when one person in particular stood out. donald trump. front and center a few years ago while considering a white house
run against president obama in 2012. >> donald trump is here tonight. >> reporter: it was just days after the president released his birth certificate. trump sat at the dinner stoically while the president mocked him. >> he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter, like did we fake the moon landing. >> reporter: known only to a few people, the bin laden raid was just minutes away while the president, confident perhaps in that mind frame, mocked donald trump's leadership skills. >> you, mr. trump, recognize that the real problem was a lack of leadership. so ultimately you didn't blame little john, meatloaf. you fired gary busey. >> reporter: trump responded later in fortuitous fashion. >> i guess when you're leading in most of the polls, that tends to happen. >> reporter: people close to trump have said the mocking at his expense that night fueled the desire to run for president. some of it from the president, some of it from the evening's
entertainment, seth meyers. >> donald trump has been saying that he will run for president as a republican, which is surprising since i just assumed he was running as a joke. >> reporter: but as we now know, it might just be donald trump who gets the last laugh. >> and joining me now to talk more about the correspondents' dinner is in touch weekly magazine's senior editor. thank you so much for being with us. oh, what a night. so much to talk about. let's start with how president obama went on his eighth and final correspondents' dinner. the overall assessment if you like, and of course all the press and celebrities in attend angsz. >> yeah, this is obviously a big night for washington and certainly for celebrities. celebrities always show up and clearly this was going to be a big event because it's president obama's final correspondents' dinner. by pretty much all accounts, president obama did a great job. he's really funny and it was his
last chance to be funny, to show that he can make fun of himself but also make fun of all the media there. i think pretty much people from both sides said he was really funny and did a great job. of course it's not a correspondents' dinner without all the celebrities who show up. and it's not a celebrity event unless a jenner or kardashian showed up. kendall jenner was there. president obama even mentioned kendall jenner. apparently she talked to president obama before the dinner. he asked how kim and kanye were doing. you also had carrie fisher showing up with gary fisher. gary fisher is her dog, her service animal. he was vetted, so he was allowed to be there. he showed up on the red carpet with carrie fisher so that caused quite a stir and a lot of people loved that. even helen mirren showed up. she was wearing all-purposele to honor prince, and she had that prince symbol drawn on a tattoo on her skin to honor prince, which i thought was really nice. plus you had will smith was there. kerry washington was there. kristi tur ling phenomenton was. a lot of models and celebrities.
>> it was huge. it was hilarious. i loved it. let's move on to the movie captain america dominating overseas. what are the numbers looking like? >> this is huge. captain america, civil war. people have been waiting for this next avengers movie and it is doing wrl. it's only opened overseas in about 37 markets. it hasn't opened in china yet, and it opens next weekend in the u.s. already has made $200.2 million. so this tells you this is going to be a huge hit when it opens elsewhere in other places. this is huge numbers and not surprising. it's not surprising for an avengers film. so i think certainly people are expecting this to do even better when it opens here in the u.s. next week. >> totally. my kids can't wait to see that. and as the world continues to mourn the loss of superstar prince, we are learning more about his estate and his personal chef is now speaking out. what's being said? >> yeah. it's interesting. we'll find out more tomorrow about his estate. there's a probate hearing in minnesota, deciding where the --
how his inheritance is split. by minnesota law, it should probably go to his sister and his five half-siblings, but there is air probate hearing. but we're hearing more about his eating habits. his personal chef did an interview where he talked about prince and what he liked to eat. just saying in the past couple of months, prince didn't seem like himself. this is his chef that had cooked for him for three years. prince of course was a vegan. he would eat things like soups and salads, but the personal chef did say he made him a red pepper bisque and a kale salad the night before he died and that prince didn't eat any of it. and he had noticed a change in his eating habits, that he had been suffering from a sore throat and upset stomach, so he tended to have more smoothies and fruit juices, for example. we still don't know any information from the medical examiner. people are just looking for anything to find out what exactly happened. >> it's still going to be a while before we do get those details. kim, always a pleasure to talk with you. thanks so much.
>> great. thanks so much. now back in washington, president obama admitted that in the final months of his administration, he's receiving less respect than he used to get, and that includes his recent meeting with one of the youngest royals in london. >> even some foreign leaders, they've been looking ahead, anticipating my departure. last week, prince george showed up to our meeting in his bathrobe. that was a slap in the face. >> very funny. well, prince george's baby sister, princess charlotte, is also getting her picture taken. the duke and duchess of cambridge released these new photos ahead of charlotte's first birthday on monday. katherine took the photos at their home in norfolk. very cute. and finally, take a look at the size of this australian newborn. the baby tips the scales at
nearly 6 kill oh grams. that is more than 13 pounds. doctors say he's perfectly healthy. his mom says she had no idea how big he was until after he was born. she might have thought, of course, that she was going to give birth to twins. look at that boy. and thank you so much for your company. i'm rosemary church. remember you can connect with me anytime on twitter. "early start" is next for our viewers here in the u.s. for everyone else, max foster is up with another edition of "cnn newsroom." stick around. . . .
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is indiana ted cruz's last stand? donald trump declaring the race over if he wins the primary. it may not be voters keeping the cruz campaign alive. bernie sanders laying out his path to victory. how he thinks he can beat hillary clinton and take the democratic nomination. breaking news overnight. may day marches turn violent in seattle. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm john berman. it is monday, may 2nd. 4:00 a.m. in the east. donald trump says the race for the republican nominat i