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we are back at 7:25 with a live local news update. >> a shot of the trans america building. have a great day. good morning. old trump versus new trump. >> we got some beauties. we've got lyin' ted, we've got crooked hillary. >> donald trump returns to familiar format a rally in maryland even as he hires a speech writer and practices on teleprompter to appear more presidential. this morning, mr. trump will be here for an exclusive town hall on our plaza and will be joined by his wife, melania, and all four of his adult children. happening now, president obama meeting with gulf leaders amid rising tensions over how to deal with an ever-growing terrorist threat. he's out. former all-star pitcher curt schilling fired by espn after another controversial post to social media. what he said this time that could cost him his job.
and the big 9-0. ♪ queen elizabeth marks a milestone birthday outside windsor castle. thousands gathered to celebrate in royal style "today," thursday, april 21st, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." it's a thursday morning. >> as we wish a very warm, happy birthday to her majesty, the queen. i'm not sure, would it be more fun to be at windsor castle today or out on our plaza? >> i think everyone will have a good time. we're looking forward to donald trump and his family being out on our plaza. we'll have that town hall in the next hour. first, let's take a look at the political race. peter alexander is outside with the town hall crowd and has the latest.
good morning. >> reporter: good morning. just another day at the office, right? the suspense in this case, is whether donald trump can get to the magical 1,237. it may be two or three months before we know that answer as trump returns to his combative form on the trail. donald trump beaming with confidence. >> being presidential is much easier than being the way i am. it takes much less energy. >> reporter: again, laying into the rnc. >> this whole thing with delegates is rigged. it's rigged. to me, even though they don't even count it, i'm winning by millions of votes. millions of people have signed on to vote for trump. >> reporter: looking to run up the score in the next midwest and mid-eastern atlantic states. trump is now back to blasting ted cruz. >> we've got lyin' ted, lyin' ted cruz. there is no path for lyin' ted cruz to get the nomination. he's out. >> reporter: just hours after dropping the name calling.
>> senator cruz. >> reporter: overnight saying it would have been undignified to mock cruz on election night with so many people watching. even as he attacks his potential democratic opponents -- >> we have lyin' ted, crooked hillary. >> reporter: -- he's considering a truce with the clintons. will it be fair game? >> i would hope not. i would like to keep that out of -- there will be retaliation unless it's fair. >> reporter: trump advisers in this internal memo of talking points claiming the campaign can reach 1,400 delegates, well more than needed for the nomination. ted cruz is facing a math problem. now just days away from it, high says he can't clinch before cleveland. >> nobody can get to 1237. we're headed to a brokered convention. >> kasich's campaign tweeting now that cruz is mathematically eliminated now the only difference between him and kasich is kasich can defeat
clinton. when asked whether he'd take the vp spot -- >> i'm not running for anybody's vice president. i'm going to be the nominee. >> reporter: donald trump will give his first formal policy speech focussing on the relationship between economics and foreign policy. he's going to be doing it for the first time with teleprompters. he had a pair of teleprompters brought into his office this week to practice. campaign aides tell me he will be hiring a speech writer. that's another trump first. >> but he's still tweeting, and i just saw this morning where he said kasich and cruz, time to get out of the race. >> reporter: that's exactly right. at this point it's all but obvious that he is the only one that can get to that 1,237 number. that's what ted cruz and john kasich have said in some form of another. they realize he's the only one that can win at the convention on the first ballot. they hope on later ballots those who supported trump will realize they better come to the other
side and support those two, one of them at least, to become the nominee. >> peter, thank you. let's turn to the democratic side. bernie sanders is digging in his heels despite speculation about whether it's time for him to bow out of the race. what's his strategy? andrea mitchell has that this morning. good morning. >> that's what all democrats are talking about, matt. good morning. hillary clinton with a prohibitive lead in delegates, but bernie sanders showing no sign of backing out. despite growing party pressure for him to at least dial down the rhetoric and not give republicans more ammunition against the front-runner, who is the likely nominee. hillary clinton in philadelphia, looking to lock up the nomination, and calling on sanders to help unify the party. >> here i am in pennsylvania because i really want to work as hard as we can together for the next week to get a good result on april 26th! >> the vermont senator took wednesday off after new york's tough loss.
hoping for big wins in oregon and indiana. his campaign arguing it will fight until the convention. >> we believe we can get there, that bernie sanders can win more pledged delegates by the time all the voting is done. >> reporter: according to an nbc news analysis, sanders faces a near impossible task. clinton must win just 29% of the remaining delegates while sanders must win 71%. clinton now with 1,885 total delegates is on pace to reach the 2,383 magic number needed to win the nomination by june 7th. and with the upcoming delegate-rich states of pennsylvania, maryland and indiana, she could reach that mark sooner, by may 17th. clinton, increasingly confident, but still taking on sanders, on guns, a topic that's led to sharp exchanges. >> why did she put out that statement? >> i put it out -- >> excuse me. i think i'm responding. >> today, clinton heads to
connecticut to lead family members of victims of gun violence as her campaign unveils this new add featuring the daughter of the school principal killed at sandy hook. >> no one is fighting harder to reform our gun laws than hillary. she reminds me of my mother. >> an incredible amount of money reached in march, just one more reason the sanders team says they are in it until the convention if only to continue forcing clinton to adopt policies closer to bernie sanders. savannah, matt? >> thank you. it's a busy day for president obama in saudi arabia. he's attending a summit of six gulf nations in riyadh. the falk talks are focusing on civil war and how to keep iran in check. they complain of strained relations between the u.s. and arabs and adding to the tension,
a bill in congress allowing americans to sue the saudis over the 9/11 attacks. more rain and thunderstorms expected in waterlogged houston today. this comes as the death toll from this week's catastrophic floods have risen to eight. two dams are at extremely high risk, mostly because of their age. but still the new rain is expected to push reservoirs to their limits. floodwaters have swamped that city since sunday with more than 1,000 homes under water. damage estimated in the billions. >> now to how people are reacting to major changes coming to our money. the $5, $10 and $20 bills all getting new looks in what amounts to the biggest face-lift to u.s. currency in 100 years. tom costello is in washington with this story. good morning. >> good morning. we don't yet know what the design will look like but harriet tubman will be the new face of the $20 bill. the first african-american n the first woman on american paper
currency. but women are also being added to the 5s and the 10. one of the giants of american history. this morning, widespread approval for harriet tubman becoming the new face of the $20 bill. >> i'm just happy that a woman is on one of our bill. >> i feel really proud about it. >> harriet tubman rocks. >> reporter: as any grade schooler knows, tubman was an escaped slave who helped run the underground railroad to get other slaves to freedom. she will replace president andrew jackson, an 1812 war hero but also an avowed slave owner, accused of a genocidal campaign against native americans. it's not just the 20 that's changing. with the hit play on broadway, the man who created the nation's financial system will stay on the 10. >> we should be doing honor to him and not just throwing him on the wayside. >> reporter: and more women. on the back of the 10, women who led the suffrage fight. on the back of the 5,
civil rights leaders at the lincoln memorial. oprah winfrey said "i love it," giving a thumbs up. adding it was her first choice. but #harriet tubman has been lighting up social media. hundreds of thousands of tweets from hillary clinton to john legend. a year ago, 9-year-old sophia wrote president obama asking why there aren't any women on coins and bills. she even suggested harriet tubman. you might call it girl power. >> some kids think since they're a kid and they can't vote they won't be able to do anything big, but i guess i did do something big. >> sophia takes the credit. these changes will take a few years to roll out as they include new counterfeit measures. some women's groups were pushing for a woman to be redesigned on the 10 or the $10 bill being resigned but few were expecting the treasury to announce that they would also put women on the 5, the 10 and the 20. back to you. >> tom costello, thank you.
espn firing baseball analyst and former all-star pitcher curt schilling after he shared a controversial meme on facebook. here's "today" national correspondent craig melvin. >> red sox fans know him as the legendary pitcher who played through a grueling ankle injury to help boston finally end the curse of the bambino in the 2004 world series. >> the boston red sox of world champions. >> reporter: but now curt schilling, who became a baseball analyst for espn, finds himself standing on a mound of controversy, the network firing him wednesday after he shared an offensive facebook post, seemingly targeted at north carolina's transgender bathroom law. >> curt schilling has been advised his conduct was unacceptable. >> my comment was as innocuous and as nonaggressive as anything anybody could say. i'm still kind of trying to figure out how the hell this all happened. >> reporter: schilling said he
felt blindsided by the backlash after he reposted this image showing a man dressed as a woman. he added a man is a man no matter what they call themselves and now you need laws telling us differently? pathetic. >> i stated a fact. men's bathrooms were designed for people that stand up and women's weren't. it was nothing more than that. i mean, what if i had said people make men's bikes just for men and women's bikes just for women? >> reporter: schilling said the post was private and claims someone was hunting to get him fired. this isn't the first time he sparked outrage. last month he addressed hillary clinton's e-mail scandal. >> she should be buried under a jail somewhere. >> reporter: in august, espn pulled him from coverage of the little league world series after he retweeted a post comparing muslims to nazis. >> i've had all people of races, colors, religious, sexual orientations, whatever, in my
home and never in my life have a treated any of them differently. >> reporter: a celebrated athlete now going to bat for himself. we reached out to schilling for comment. so woor we have not heard back. you may remember when he went after those cyberbullies targeting his daughter. >> craig melvin, appreciate it. new developments this morning about a deal between volkswagen and the government on how to deal with up to 600,000 vehicles that were rigged to cheat on emissions pollution tests. a judge will hear that settlement in court today in san francisco. the final cost to vw could be quite high. the german automaker already faces up to $18 billion in fines. it's also expected to buy back some cars and spend over $1 billion to compensate owners. get ready for the olympics. the olympic flame has started its long journey to the 2016 games in rio. the torch was lit this morning
during a ceremony in greece, the birthplace of the games. an actress, portraying a high priestess, then handed it to the greek gymnastics champion for the first leg of the run. some 12,000 torch bearers will take place as it crosses continents to the first games ever held in south america. of course, the relay ends at the opening saturday august 5th and you can watch that here on nbc. >> you'll be doing the honors. >> we will. >> and it's getting close. >> if you can run the torch in this time, it's getting close. a check of the weather? >> more rain to talk about for our friends in waterlogged dallas. this is from brian scott from our nbc station in dallas. nbc 5. heavy rain, lots of thunder and the rain will head toward houston, unfortunately. look on the radar. you can see the heaviest thunderstorms pushing from abilene on into dallas, making its way toward houston. this will be just about it. once this pushes through, gets through houston later this
afternoon. could be some of the heaviest rain they see by late in the day. areas hit by 10 plus inches of rain and then it clears through. maybe another half inch to an inch. some areas locally. maybe three inches from houston to new orleans and then it clears out and heads east, but nowhere near as bad as it's been. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. a lot of clouds throughout the
bay area today. looking at temperatures in the lower 60s, upper 50s for the south bay into the afternoon. expect mostly sunny skies in parts of the south bay, but clouds mixing in. mostly cloudy skies in san francisco and 67. spotty rain in the north bay with a high of 70. 74 in the tri-valley. rain in the forecast tomorrow. >> that's your latest weather. savannah? celebrations are under way as the queen celebrates her 90th birthday today. festivities are being held all across britain for its longest serving monarch. that's where we find keir simmons this morning. good morning. >> reporter: the queen just emerged from her home. there she is live with the crowd outside. our first view of the queen at 90 wearing lime green. you can see the band. they've been playing "god save
the queen" and "happy birthday." isn't she looking well? monarchs have lived here at the castle for thousands of years. perhaps that's why it's not so strange celebrating her 90th. the queen, emerging this morning to cheering crowds. tonight, she will celebrate at a private party. 60 guests, mostly relatives. >> it's quite a moment for us, for the family. >> reporter: overnight her official birthday portrait published, posing with princess charlotte, prince george and some of her other grandchildren and great grandchildren. the photographer american annie leibovitz. another picture, the queen with four of her beloved dogs. william paying tribute in an interview. >> having lost my mother at a very young age it's been particularly important to me that i've had someone like the queen to look up to, who has understood some of the more complex issues, you know, when you lose a loved one. >> reporter: the queen, turning 90, serenaded this week.
♪ >> reporter: by all ages. >> it was really, really, really, really, really, really, really good. >> reporter: nbc news, given permission this morning to air rarely seen footage of the queen as a young mother to charles. william and harry commenting over more images of their father as a child. >> he looks like george. >> george looks like him. it's a purposeful walk. there have been plenty of moments. >> reporter: william remembering the woman he calls granny. >> running across the lawn in her kilt. >> reporter: scolding him for playing too roughly with his cousins. >> that sort of stuck in my mind. >> reporter: a personal picture of the world's most photographed woman who almost never shows emotion in public but loves a good joke. a little eccentric and humble. on turning 80 -- >> as groucho marx said anyone
can get old. all you have to do is live long enough. >> reporter: and who could forget this? >> good evening. >> good evening, your majesty. >> reporter: hard working, often driving her own car. another son reflecting on the challenges she's faced. >> there is no pension plan in this job. >> reporter: and this morning britain says thank you, your majesty. let's go back to those terrific live pictures of the queen, walking around windsor castle. while she's been doing that, guys, a 41-gun salute has been held in central london. there will be celebrations all day. i just love those stories from members of the royal family. william there, that terrific story of the queen running in a kilt to go and give him a good talking to. >> let me get it straight, keir. your assignment today is to hang out with the queen at windsor castle? >> reporter: right. >> not too slouchy.
pretty good. >> nice job. >> keir, thank you. coming up -- the manhunt is expanding for the mysterious killer of a fitness instructor inside a church. did the suspect dressed in s.w.a.t. gear also visit a nearby gun store? plus our live town hall on the plaza with donald trump. we'll talk to him, his wife, melania, and his children. first this is "today" on nbc.
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a check of your weather. >> a bit overcast. >> we have clouds moving into the bay area. you can see the sun starting to peek through. it's 61 in san francisco and oakland. 59 in san jose. 7:00 now in santa rosa. our highs today will be in the mid 70s for the south bay. mid 60s for the coastal areas like pacifica. 65 in at&t park. low 70s for the north bay. mostly cloudy skies throughout the afternoon. rain in the forecast tonight into tomorrow. let's get a check on the roads from mike. >> little gray, little slow in oakland. that's not the worst of it. it's slower. building toward that scene. east shore freeway recovers an earlier crash. should have cleared the roadway by the time you get there. hayward over to the peninsula. the dunbarton bridge toward menlo park. south bay northbound slow but smoother than a half hour ago.
7:30 now on a thursday morning, 21st of april, 2016. he's right on time. that's donald trump, his motorcade arriving here at 30 rock for a live town hall meeting on our plaza during our 8:00 half hour. there's melania trump getting out of the suv. i'm sure mr. trump not far behind. remember when he would show up with one pr person to make appearances on this show? boy, have times changed. >> they sure have. n naking his way inside our stage door a few feet away from us right now. we'll have a town hall with him and sit down and have an
interview with mr. trump's four grown children. we're looking forward to that. the trumps are certainly sounding confident this morning. it's the top of our headlines. in a memo, trump's advisers believe he can now reach 1,400 delegates, well more than the 1,237 needed for the nomination. as for ted cruz and john kasich, they're still talking about a contested convention if no one reaches that magic number. ecuador is taking unprecedented steps to fund its earthquake recovery efforts. in a televised address, president rafael correa announced a nationwide tax increase, along with a one-time tax on all millionaires and contributions for anyone who makes more than $1,000 a month. this video led to the arrest of a teacher's aide at a milwaukee high school. a 39-year-old pushes a 14-year-old student to the floor and holds him down. that student was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
according to an investigation, that aide faces disciplinary action, including termination. also this morning, federal agents are now helping local police investigate that chilling murder of a texas fitness instructor. the strongest clue is still this surveillance video of the suspect, dressed in police s.w.a.t. gear inside the dallas area church where the victim was killed. nbc's kerry sanders has the latest on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. police now along with federal investigators are going through a mountain of new video. they are trying to match the suspect to the videos taken from a local gun store less than a half mile from here. the suspect, dressed like a s.w.a.t. team member, face covered by a helmet, is carrying what detectives now believe is some sort of tool. perhaps a large crowbar. but it's the way this man, or woman, walks that has become the focus of their attention. police want to know, did someone with that unique walk visit this
neighborhood store that sells guns and other tactical gear? and if so, was he or she captured on video with their face uncovered? 45-year-old missy bevers was a popular fitness instructor murdered early monday morning just before she was supposed to lead a class. her long-time friend, cami jackson. >> i can't even fathom it. when i first heard about it on monday, i was literally sick to my stomach. >> reporter: police are getting help from two separate law enforcement agencies. at the crime scene wednesday, an agent with alcohol, tobacco and firearms. with him, a dog trained to sniff for explosives. investigators won't say why, or what the fbi agents are doing either. >> i appreciate all of y'all coming out here. >> reporter: missy's husband, brandon, was not home when his wife was killed. he was on a long planned fishing
trip with his buddies, a trip he mentioned back in march. his wife commenting, you deserve a great fishing trip, honey. at a wednesday evening prayer service in the same church where she was killed, uniform and plainclothes detectives all with a close watch on how people walked, looking to see did anyone take steps that same tell-tale way. >> i hope there's an arrest soon. if there's not, we keep praying and hoping that they'll find someone. eventually, they'll pay. >> reporter: detectives have recovered missy bevers cell phone. police sources say they've had no problem getting into it to look at the next messages, e-mails, all the data there that may be clues if she were the intended target rather than simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. matt? >> kerry sanders in texas. thank you. take a turn now and get a check of the weather from al. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by jared, the galleria of jewelry. come in today for the one piece
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[ applause ] yes. let me all start by asking for one word. not you but the rest of you. give me one word to describe this campaign. >> incredible. >> inspiring. >> certainly entertaining. >> motivational. >> when you think about what's happened so far, is there a favorite moment, best moment that comes to mind? ivanka? >> i think for me, seeing the actual rallies and seeing him interact with people all over this country has been the most amazing thing. we see it now materializing in terms of the actual votes but seeing him inspiring so many people, seeing his message resonate so strongly. seeing the passion and the love and the enthusiasm and many of the adjectives that were used a couple of minutes ago is pretty remarkable. i've watched him inspire thousands of executives over the years as the leader of a large company but now to see him do it on a much larger stage and in a
much larger capacity is remarkable. >> some of the other family members might say 3 1/2 weeks ago when you had a baby might be one of the best moments on the campaign. >> that's where i was going, matt. >> i don't really consider that a campaign moment. it's more a family moment but -- >> has there been moments -- this family has grown up in a very high-profile way. you're used to the spotlight. but this is different. the crowds, the secret service. have there been moments, guys, when you wish you could put the genie back in the bottle? >> honestly, i think no, in the sense that it's time. you look at this country, in terms of things that have happened. it's time not to get the typical politician, someone that's not beholdened to special interests. they tell you whatever you want to hear and then they go do whatever the people writing their checks want them to do. you can see the reaction. i've had people come up to me all over the country. thank you for letting your father do this, as if i had any control whatsoever, right?
but thank you for letting him do this. and, you know, it means so much to us. it really is time. i think people believe that. >> melania, you told a story before about when he talked about running, you said i kind of hope you don't, but if you do run, will you win. do you think as far as he's gotten has surprised even donald about -- that it's really gotten this close that he's about to clinch the republican nomination actually? >> yes. unbelievable and for so long, he's number one for now ten months. and i never thought about it. i know his energy. i know how people love him, how they connect to him. he's telling the truth. and i said if you will run, you will win. >> did he believe that then? >> i don't know. you need to ask him that. >> did you? >> i'm not so sure. she believes it. i'm not so sure. but i had confidence. i know the people of the country and they want to see things happen. and, honestly, they want to see things happen quickly. >> let me ask you all this
question personally -- not politically. you've been through a wild ride over this last year. you've watched the ups and downs of this campaign, the great moments, the difficult moments. you're now getting to a point where it looks like he's going to get the most votes of any candidate on the republican side. you're going to go to cleveland. how is it going to feel personally if the rest of the republican party does whatever they can to prevent him from getting the nomination? personally. >> matt, i think it's happened for a long time. but, listen, we're proud of him. we could not be more proud of him. we've worked next to our father the last ten years and having so much fun with it. the man has done something no one has ever done before. they've tried to hold him back the entire time. >> when you get to cleveland, what's it going to feel like in your gut to watch what happens there? >> we're going to win in cleveland. we're really going to win in cleveland. there's just no question about that. >> tiffany, how about you? >> i think that really we need to look at what an amazing thing he has done for all of us.
he was doing this for, you know, our family, for the country. he really believes in making america great again and, you know, let's hope that what happens in cleveland is positive and, you know, luckily he's continuing to excel. we're just very proud. >> we know that mr. trump values his children -- not just his children, but his advisers, particularly you, sichlt vanka. people say you're one of his top advisers. what's the piece of advice you've given him about running a general election against hillary clinto >> i think he values our advice all equally, but i tend not to provide my advice on topics political like that. i think his instincts are incredible. i think he will do incredibly well as he has done incredibly well to date and really my role as his daughter is to support him. i'm obviously his advocate. i've seen what he has done, both as a parent, on a personal level, and as a leader who has grown an enormous business and succeeded in many businesses, building many businesses and
studying the vision for them. i have no doubt he can apply that to this country and fix the many problems we have. i am his daughter and supporter. that's the extent of it. >> you mentioned him as a parent and on a personal note so melania and kids, jump in on these. these are kind of rapid fire. the potpourri section of the interview. we watch him on the campaign trail. he's extremely intense. what makes him emotional? s when the last time you saw him cry? >> i don't know tt we've seen him cry all that often, matt. it's great. now that he's a grandfather as well, and i have five kids, ivanka has three kids. watching him play with them, you see another side of donald trump. there's the business guy, but when you see him around a family table, the sense of humor, love. playing golf with my 20-month-old, teaching her how to swing a golf club, it's a special moment. it's really incredible to watch. it's a totally different side that no one really gets to see. >> anybody else?
go ahead. >> he's amazing with my children as well. i see trumpisms picked up by each of them by spending time with him, especially during the summers. so he's remarkable in that capacity. i think, though, he has tremendous empathy as well. i think that's a side people don't really see. my whole life, i have watched as he has ripped stories out of newspapers that he has read about something that's happened to somebody or adversity that somebody is being faced with, put in a situation where they don't have the power to affect change and they were unfairly put there. he will actually proactively reach out to that person, bring them into the office and help them. that's not reported. that's not seen. i've witnessed it my whole life. he is incredibly empathetic in that regard to what's happening to other people. >> and we'll give you a fun one for the end, mrs. trump. every wife wants to answer this question. what's the one habit you wish he would give up? >> let's see. the tweeting.
>> let's end it there. that is the quietest donald trump has ever been for seven minutes in his life. >> i can verify that, matt. i can verify that. >> trump family, thank you very much. still ahead, mr. trump answers your questions in our exclusive town hall, right on the plaza. we're back after this.
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good thursday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. more clouds across the bay area ahead of the next rain maker for the bay area. you can see the swirl of the clouds well to the west of us. that's the rain moving in later. now temperatures are much milder at 62 in oakland and palo alto 59 degrees. we are looking at highs into the mid 70s for the south bay. more sunshine there than you'll see in pacifica and san francisco. 67 in north bay. tri-valley up to 74 in dublin. let's head over to mike for a look at what's happening on the roadways. >> we are looking at a slower drive building here 101 at 680. look at the map overall. we've got more traffic coming. north 85 slow. had an early crash there
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show! and good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today," thursday april 21st, 2016. you're looking live at donald trump, with the crowd on our pla sa in just a few moments. we're going to begin our exclusive town hall. >> we're going to be getting to those questions not only from here in the plaza. also, we've got some twitter questions as well. before we do that, let's go inside and get a check of the headlines from natalie. good morning to you guys. president obama is in saudi arabia this morning attending a summit of six gulf nations in riya riyadh. the talks are foe kcusing on conflicts. president obama will then fly to london later today to celebrate queen elizabeth's 90th birthday with her. >> houston is bracing for one
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welcome back to our exclusive town hall meeting with republican front-runner donald trump. good to have you here. congratulations on a win in new york this week. with that win, in this stage of the race, you would basically have the nomination in your hands, this is a different kind of year, though. let's say you do have the nomination. let's say you're going to be the guy in the general election. you look at some of the polling right now. you have an enormous negative number, 68% of people say they can't support you. would you admit you have a lot of work to do? >> well, i think it's going to go very quickly, frankly. i've been hit by 55,000 -- on your show, 55,000 negative ads, and nobody else has. you know, you look at a guy like kasich. he has never been hit by an ad because nobody cares, frankly. no, it's true. it's true. and cruz isn't hit with negative ads. they went after me, both sides, the other side and my side.
despite that i won florida by almost 21 points, in a landslide. i've won mostly landslides, 22 or 24 states and nobody else is even close. the main thing, millions and millions of votes, more than anybody else has. you know -- >> that's the republican primary, 30 million people vote in the republican primary, 130 million vote in the general election. >> right. >> if you look at these polls and the specifics and the swing voters who decide elections in this country, in poll after poll, 69% of women disapprove. 67% of independents. young people, 70% unfavorable. that's not just one poll. it's several. so what work do you have to do? how are you going to convince them that you are their candidate? >> when people see that i'm going to bring jobs back to this country, when they see that i'm going to strengthen up the military, when they see that i'm going to have strong borders like nobody else can have, we will build a wall and mexico will pay for the wall, by the way. but when they see we're getting rid of obamacare, a total
disaster and we're going to be replacing it with something good. when they see we're going to get rid of common core, which is also, likewise, a total catastrophe, and we'll bring in education locally so it can be run by local communities and the parents of the children, it's going to be wonderful and beautiful and much better. when they see what we're going to do -- maybe above all, when they see we are going to make some of the great trade deals -- every deal we have a total disaster. our country is losing a fortune. now, women -- if you saw my big win in new york, it was a landslide, like unprecedented. women were one of the highest demographics. >> to savannah's point, it's a valid one, though. it's different in a republican party than in a general election. >> i agree. but i think it will come along. >> i don't have to go into all the words, and i don't think we have to, about the insults of women, mexicans and muslims. you can't unsay those things. how do you convince them -- by the way, they've been listening to all the things you just said about jobs and the wall.
>> i think it's about -- look. i did some things and i've said some things in fun. i've said it as an entertainer, doing "the apprentice." you know how successful -- i just saw they wanted to renew me for two years. and i didn't do it because of this. but a lot of that was entertainment. there's nobody that respects women more than i do. there's nobody that will take care of women's health issues better than i will. hillary cannot do it. believe me. she doesn't have the strength, the energy. she will not be able to do it. and i think that women will be big fans. look, they want to see security for our country. i rate number one in every poll in security with the military. the military is endorsing me. i just got endorsed by the border patrol, 16,000 agents. they've never done that before. >> let's get to some of our town hall questioners. >> okay. >> willie has one right here. >> mr. trump, good morning. >> good morning. >> andrew sullivan, brooklyn new york, registered republican and a supporter of yours. >> thank you. >> hello, mr. trump. full disclosure, i did work for you. i appreciate the ten years of good union construction work you
provided for me and my family. god bless you. >> good. good. thank you. thank you. >> what's your question, sir? >> the question is this. in regards to isis, i sincerely appreciate the aggressive stance you want to take with them. and my question, how do we avoid the pitfalls of the past, in part, by getting involved yet again in this perpetual state of war with no end in sight? >> that is such an important question. you know, i was against the war in iraq. i said you don't go in. you're going to destabilize the middle east. i was so strong against iraq. we went in. we made a terrible mistake in going in. then we got out the wrong way. isis was created because of the way we got out and because of the bad moves we made even while we were there. but we now have to do something. we have to knock the hell out of them. we're going to get them out. we're going to help. we're going to get the countries in that region to put up their manpower or they've got big problems. and a lot of that is going to be
leadership. we do have to get rid of isis. we are going to make it impossible for isis to survive. they're cutting off heads. they're drowning people in steel cages. it's like medieval times. i've never seen anything like it. nobody has ever seen anything like it. we are going to get rid of isis. by the way, speaking of that, our military has been decimated with cuts and everything else. we're going to rebuild our military. it will be bigger, better, stronger than ever before. hopefully, we don't have to use it. the one place we will be using it is to get rid of isis. great question. thank you. >> thank you. of isis. great question. thank you. >> thank you. >> just to make sure i'm clear here, you're going to bomb the you know what out of isis. but you have a comprehensive plan? >> i do. >> for what to do in that region afterwards? >> one of the things that -- running for office is interesting. they'll ask you questions like that. i said that from the beginning. they never did it. then they started it on a limited basis. libya, right now, as you know,
has fantastic oil, some of the finest oil in the world. who has the oil? isis. do we blockade it, bomb it, do anything? no. isis is making a fortune now in libya. that was a hillary clinton deal. she wanted to go in, get rid of gadhafi. for what reason? look, he was a bad guy. saddam hussein was a bad guy. they had one thing in common. they killed terrorists, okay? we would have been better off if we never looked at the middle east for the last 15 years. >> let's get to another question. >> mr. trump, i have jamie eckman, registered republican, married, three kids. still undecided. >> my relative is a natural-born american in the military, deployed. his father and stepmother are undocumented citizens here in the -- undocumented people here in the united states for the last 25 years without any way of adjusting their status. if you're president, what will you do for those members that are the fabric of our country that have been here for 25 years
undocumented? >> won't they be deported? >> when you say natural-born citizens, that's interesting. i assume you were born here. why do you mention that? because you know who always says that? ted cruz. he was born in canada and lived there for four years. i'm a natural-born citizen when, actually -- >> i'm not for cruz. >> born in canada. but, you know what? he has no path right now -- >> what's your plan for her relatives? >> they've been here how many years? >> 25 years. >> we're going to do something for people that have been -- look, we're either going to have a country or we're not going to have a country. but many people are very fine people. and i'm sure these are very, very fine people. they're going to go, and we're going to create a path where we can get them into this country legally, okay? but it has to be done legally. >> you will deport them first, right? >> they're going to go, and then come back and come back legally. we have wonderful people. it's too tough to say you'll never come back again. they're coming back but they're
coming back into our country legally. so important. now that might not be the perfect answer for you. am i going to get your vote? >> by the way, they are from ecuador and i'm organizing the relief effort for ecuador and need transportation for volunteers and supplies. >> very good. >> you have a twitter question? >> we're getting thousands of questions on twitter, mr. trump. i picked one here from jessica hershey, toms river, new jersey. please be specific. tell us your views on lgbt, how you plan to be inclusive as president. speak about north carolina bathroom law, in particular. >> oh, i had a feeling that question was going to come up, i will tell you. north carolina did something that was very strong. and they're paying a big price. there's a lot of problems. i heard one of the best answers i heard was from a commentator yesterday saying leave it the way it is
right now. there have been very few problems. leave it the way it is. north carolina, what they're going through with all the business that's leaving, all of
the strife -- and this is on both sides. leave it the way it is. there have been very few complaints the way it is. people go. they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate. there has been so little trouble. and the problem with what happened in north carolina is the strife and the economic -- i mean, the economic punishment that they're taking. >> do you have any transgender people working in your organization? >> i don't know. >> no? >> i really don't know. >> if caitlyn jenner were to walk into trump tower and wanted to use the bathroom, you would be fine with her using any bathroom she chooses? >> that is correct. >> different issue -- >> you know, there's a big move to create new bathrooms. problem with that is for transgender, that would be -- first of all, i think that would be discriminatory in a certain way.
that would be unbelievably expensive for businesses in the country. leave it the way it is. >> let's talk about abortion, another potent issue. the republican platform, every
four years, has a provision that states that the right of the unborn child shall not be infringed. it makes no exceptions for rape, incest, for the life of the mother. would you want to change the republican platform to include the exceptions that you have? >> yes, i would. yes, i would. absolutely. for the three exceptions. i would. >> do you have an exception for the health of the mother? >> i would leave it to the life of the mother but would absolutely have the three exceptions. >> willie? >> let's go back to the crowd here. from scarsdale, new york, married with one son, registered republican and a supporter of yours. >> thank you. >> mr. trump, your wife, melania, suggested that you be presidential. can you tell us some of the things that you have done to be more presidential? >> well, i'm sure mel ania woul like me to not hit as hard sometimes and yet, you know, when i started, we had 17 people and i was being hit from every
angle by governors and senators and really smart and wonderful people who endorsed me, ben carson and others, chris christie. you're being hit pretty hard. i felt i had to hit back very hard. i think if i didn't, if i acted very presidential, i wouldn't be sit iting up here today, somebo else would be. it wouldn't be me. i will tell you, it's easier for me to be presidential than for me to be doing what i've been doing for the last, really, nine months. but at the right time, i will be so presidential, you will be so bored, you will say, can't he have a little bit more energy? but i know when to be presidential. we have two more left. they are really -- they have absolutely no path to victory. it was announced this morning, they have no path to victory. and we have a very easy path to victory. i think they'll be gone very soon. >> on the democratic side -- >> two good people but i think they'll be gone very soon. >> on the democratic side of things, huge issue is wall street banks. they're firing at each other on that subject.
you said you know the wall street bankers better than anyone. >> better than anyone. >> all right. after the 2008 financial meltdown, do you think any of the guys you know better than anyone should have been in jail? >> so it's a question i've heard so often. i've been asked so often. the answer is, if they did something purposely, purposely, illegal, the answer is yes. with all of that being said, i don't believe anybody has really been indicted and gone to jail, which is pretty amazing. i'm sure there was some pretty bad moves made. i will say this. a lot of mistakes were made. you can't put a businessman in jail because he made a bad business decision. they want to do well. for the most part, wall street bankers want to do well. i know so many of them. you know so many of them. they're good people like everybody else. i think they're paid too much money but what are you going to do? it's one of those things. did they make a business mistake? you can't put people in jail. if they did something they know is illegal and wrong, you have to put them in jail. >> does it ever surprise you that so many of your supporters
are so angry at those banks because they feel the decks are stacked against them, yet you're the guy they're supporting and you're a guy who has been given every single advantage those banks can give to the wealthiest americans. >> i have taken advantage of the banks probably more than any human being on earth. i love banks. right? i love fighting with banks if i have to. it depends on what happens, the economy goes up, it goes down. i've found bankers to be very good people. i've found them to be very honorable people. generally speaking, they want to do what's right for the country. but again, i've known some bad dudes. you've known some bad dudes, matt. i've been at parties. i've seen you and seen these people in the same room as us. there are some people out there that are not good people. for the most part, i have to say, though, wall street people, they're aggressive. they're tough. they're smart. and they bring a lot of money and a lot of jobs into this country. >> do you believe in raising taxes on the wealthy? >> i do. i do. including myself. i do. >> willie? >> i'm with ella walders here in
new york city, registered republican, undecided but leaning your way. >> good morning, mr. trump. congratulations on your big win in new york. >> thank you very much. >> my question to you is, can you please share with us a single most important lesson that you've learned growing up? and who do you consider a mentor now, and why? >> that's a great question. i'm not asked it very often. i will tell you a real lesson. my father was a builder in brooklyn and queens. he build housing. he loved to work. he didn't say, you have to work and you have to this, but i would learn sitting at his knee, playing with blocks. and it would be a sunday or saturday night or any time. he was always working. and he was a happy man. and i learned that work is a great thing. i looked at my father. he had a wonderful wife. they had a fantastic marriage. it was 63 years. it was an incredible relationship. but my father was a very happy person. and all he did is work.
he couldn't take a -- i don't think he has ever taken a vacation. one time he told me he took a vacation and came back early. he was happy. he was content. he had a great family. he had a great wife. and what i learned is that when you work, and if you enjoy what you're doing -- if you really love what you're doing, it's a great thing and you'll be happy. i know so many of the people -- many of them were at the big celebration the other night. they're all friends of mine, big business people. i won't specify which ones. some of these people unbelievably wealthy but unbelievably unhappy. >> as you've seen in the news this morning, harriet tubman will replace andrew jackson on the $20 bill. do you see this as a move that is all about political correctness or is this a move that's simply way overdue? >> andrew jackson had a great history. i think it's very rough when you take somebody off the bill. andrew jackson had a history of
tremendous success for the country. as you know, they're going to do the $10 and all of a sudden the broadway play, "hamilton" sort of saved that one. i read it just this morning. >> are you in favor of harriet tubman on the $20 bill? >> i think harriet tubman is fantastic. i would love to leave andrew jackson and see if we can come up with another denomination. maybe we do the $2 bill or another bill. i don't like seeing it. yes, i think it's pure political correctness. been on the bill for many, many years and really represented -- somebody that was really very important to this country. i would love to see another denomination, and that could take place. i think it would be more appropriate. >> mr. trump, thank you so much for your time this morning. >> thank you. >> we thank everybody here for their questions. we'll have a lot more on a thursday morning. first, let's get a check of your local news and weather. i'm ...
==anim== a developing story... a good thursday morning. it's 8:26. i'm sam brock. a developing story we continue to follow. traffic flowing smoothly again on northbound 80 in crockett, this after two separate crashes, including one that was fatal and another that left two paramedics with major injuries. that crash involved an ambulance belonging to ucsf's benioff children's hospital. it struck a construction truck that was stopped in a construction zone. both emts were trapped for more than a half hour. the fatal crash that happened a short time later after that ambulance crash in the backup caused from the first crash. the chp says the driver of a mazda died after their car was crushed underneath a big rig which was part of that pileup. mike, you've been following this all morning long. you're not seeing much residual
from that spot. >> no, sam. and that's eastbound 80 getting into the north bay, as you said right there. no more residual slowing. that cleared up quickly, but farther down the freeway we have slowing. off the benicia bridge, we have slowing with a stalled vehicle on the center divider on the east bay side causing a distraction. slowing north 880 through oakland and slowing north 101 at 85 through san jose. west 287 recovers and it looks like the crash at matilda has cleared. back to you. >> mike, thank you. that will do it for us right now. more updates in a half hour.
it's 8:30 now on this thursday morning. even though we say it's beautiful in new york, i have to be honest, it's a little chilly out here. >> it's a little chilly, not that we would ever complain. >> one of those days in spring that looks good until you come out without a coat. anyway, welcome back. good to have you here. we just wrapped up our town hall meeting with donald trump. we have a lot to get to. come up, one more finalist to pick.
three women with big ideas to get moms organized. also ahead, what may seem like an impossible task. hoda will help you how to learn to love your hair. she has openly talked about her struggles with her hair. >> as have we all. and celebrations for the queen's birthday. a lesson from a chef who has presented her with now what is one of her favorite desserts. also this morning, "time" magazine out with their annual "time" 100 list, six covers this years including leonardo dicaprio, nicki minaj. >> do you know who else made that coveted list? lester holt. >> congrats. >> congratulations to lester and all the honorees. we'll sit down with some of them next week, the big "time 100" event held in new york city. >> by the way, check out the
full list of this year's honorees. the latest issue of "time" hits newsstands tomorrow. how about a check of the weather as we shiver away from you? >> we're in shadow. go on the other side of the plaza, it's beautiful. >> why didn't you tell us before the town hall? let's look at your "weekend outlook." let's start with friday. wet weather along both coasts with sunshine and mild weather in between. then we move to saturday, things get nicer here in the east with plenty of sunshine. temperatures cooler in the northeast. nice in the southeast. look for rain in texas. and then sunday, sunday, rain from the northwest into the plains and the central great lakes. sunny skies continue along the eastern seaboard. wet weather moves back into texas where they do not need it. sunny and warm into the southwest and southern we've got clouds across the bay area, and we'll see them all throughout the day. here's a live look at san jose,
looking good with a mild start. it's 61 degrees, 59 in livermore and 58 degrees in napa. warming up into the mid-70s. we'll see the sun peeking through in the south bay and parts of the peninsula. san francisco, more clouds and a high of 67 degrees, santa rosa 71. oakland up to 73 degrees and mid-70s in the tri-valley. we'll have the rain moving in late tonight into the start of tomorrow. don't forget, get that weather any time you need it, go to the weather channel on cable or weather.com online. mr. lauer? >> mr. roker, thank you very much. hethe winner heading to qvc this weekend to sell her product. we heard pitches on the moms on the go category. the winner of that category chosen by our viewers, the minky blue tote bags. congratulations.
she takes place in tomorrow's final alongside vanessa chan's headphones. and one more spot up for grabs in the moms get organized category. our judges, doug howell, qvc's executive vice president of merchandising, jill martin, creative director and gili brand of qvc and our very own savannah guthrie. i love the little look you give there. >> thank you. >> let's meet our semi finalists. >> i'm krista woods from ashburn, virginia. if you stink, it's not my fault. glovestix is an easy-to-use odor management problem, just put the sticks in and get the stink out. >> i have to hear more about this. krista, come out here and wow the judges. >> hi, how are you? >> good. >> hi, everybody. as a mother of three athletic children, i wasted so much time and money trying to get rid of the bacteria and odor literally
living inside their stinking gear bags. glove stix are uniquely effective. they attack the odor three ways. the plastic on the outside contains silver ions, quickly inhibit the growth of odor-causing bacteria. inside, you have these replaceable inserts that deodorize working in shoes, gloves, boots, cleats. you name it. the anti-microbial additive is all natural and nontoxic, keeping your nose happy safely. you put the sticks in and let them do the work so you don't have to. >> it's interesting. how long do they last if you use them every day? >> the anti-microbial solution lasts ten years. the insert to replace, about 90 days or longer, depending on how much moisture they're absorbing and what you're putting them in. >> all right. krista, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> nice job.
let's meet our next semi finalist. >> hi. i'm lindsay rosland from chicago. i invented sheetbnaet, helping you fold fitted sheets on laundry day. gone are the days when you will ball up your fitted sheet and throw it in your linen closet. shee sheetbneat will help you fold your fitted sheet nicely. >> come on out. >> so happy to be here. i'm a single mom of three kids and i'm always looking for ways to simplify my life. i decided to tackle the task of folding the dreaded fitted sheet. anyone know how to do it out there? >> no. >> no. >> so it's actually a cheater's way but what happens is when you fold it this way, it's stacked uniformly and neatly in your linen closet. this is the fitted sheet. we take it, fold it back. >> wow! >> we flip it, we flip it.
and we pull the handle. what we come away with is a perfectly folded fitted sheet to stack neatly in your closet. it accommodates twin to california king. they will all stack the same way. >> lindsay, nice job. >> one of the highest rated videos we ever had was how to fold a fitted sheet. a lot of people have that problem. what prompted you to invent this? >> i had a newborn baby laying asleep next to me. i watch this had segment on tv where somebody failed, demonstrating. i went out to my garage and i got ahold of a pamper's box and a sewing kit and literally made my first prototype using household goods. >> wow! >> fantastic, lindsay. thank you so much. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> now it's time to meet our final semi finalists. >> hi. i'm melissa clayton from acton,
massachusetts. i think the matte is the next big thing. i've always had a small bathroom with no counter space to hold my makeup and beauty products. it finally gives all of us girls our own beauty counter. >> come on down. let's talk to our judges. >> good morning. >> good morning to you. >> how many girls are out there right now getting ready in a small bathroom with no counter space? well, that was me. and i was tired of putting my hair dryer on top of the toilet bowl, balancing my makeup around the edges of the sink and the entire process of getting ready was messy and unorganizeded. the matte solves that in an instant, unfolds, and creates an instant counter. two pounds of makeup, indents to hold your brushes. nothing will roll off. the matte folds up, the size of an ipad for easy storage. we have a great little travel bag so you can bring it with you. small bathrooms are everywhere, condos, rvs, hotels. it will finally give all of us
girls getting ready in small spaces our space any place. >> that's great. >> savannah? >> i'm glad we brought in my sink to demonstrate. this sounds like a great idea. does that fit every sink? sinks are different sizes. >> you can configure it -- my grandmother has a small sink in queens. you can fold it to fit an extra small sink but does fit most standard sink. >> well done. >> let's bring in our finalists and thank our judges. now it is in the hands of you, our viewers, to vote for your favorite product. head to today.com. while you're there, you could win a $500 gift card for qvc. tomorrow we'll bring back our three finalists and crown "today's" next big thing. thanks again. >> thank you. next up, you'll get to the root of that love/hate relationship a lot of people have with their hair. hoda has that for us. first, this is "today" on nbc.
>> announcer: "today's" hair is created by our sponsors, dove hair. encouraging you to love your hair. we're back now at 8:42 with something many of us spend a ridiculous amount of time worrying about, our hair. hoda, guilty as charged. >> you're guilty. i'm guilty. i'm hair crazy. as you guys know, i bet a lot of you are too. i spend a lot of time on my hair every week. i'm not alone. it's a struggle for lots and lots of women. when i say me, it's actually laura. for more insight, we're turning to one of our producers, whose passion project traces the roots of our obsession. >> my name is ugana opalocka. my blog is for the love of hair. i started because i wanted to explore how african-americans relationship with their hair reflects the way they see themselves and how other people see them.
i'm doing a project about women and hair and i would really love your -- wait, wait. don't run away! >> mind if i take your photo? >> all women can agree that hair affects the way we see ourselves, the way we feel about ourselves. >> about women and hair. >> oh, that's why i got -- >> yes! >> i've been fascinated to see that every woman has a story. everyone has something that they want to talk about and that they want to share. >> you can look at me and smile while you're doing it. >> my mom always wore curlers. my sister and i both wear curlers now. every morning we have these huge curlers in our hair. i literally cannot live without my curlers and hair spray. >> got not like bullied but shunned like that can't be her hair. no way that's her hair but it really is my hair. it's natural, all me. i'm a black, african-american young lady. >> we don't have too many red
heads. they call you names like pippy longstocking. that's kind of made me strong. >> perfect. >> when i was a teenager, i dyed my hair once. and it was like, this is not me anymore. >> i think the majority of women have a conflicted, intense relationship with their hair. women are under a lot of pressure, starting with their mothers grooming them, to have their hair look a certain way. >> smile at the camera. >> all of them have, at some point or another, tried to fit a different standard than what their hair normally does. >> i cut my hair short back in the day when everyone was doing the victoria beckham cut. it took years to grow back and i will never cut it off again. >> i saw how abrupt the change was from black to a stark bleach blond. i cried in the salon. >> i couldn't straighten my hair. it was terrible because the humidity would make it frizzy and it would just make me crazy.
>> i definitely have seen a girl's hair like oh, my god, that's so gorgeous. i wish my hair was like that. >> in a perfect world women would have hair that made them feel beautiful, confident and comfortable. >> i hope these women when they see these photographs of themselves can see there's no one kind of beauty and i think our hair should really reflect that. >> that's really empowering, isn't it? >> yes. >> i like to say i have weather-sensitive hair. >> me, too. >> you look at yourself back at old pictures and go, oh, my gosh, is that what i went through back then? that was the most hideous -- wait. i played for the shaffer florida folds. >> look at you. cutest thing. >> that is hideous. >> i actually just burned my pictures because i don't want them to see the light of day. look at that one! >> joel will see that and never want to see me again. >> by the way, dylan is over there. >> i can't stop playing with my hair after that spot. women are embracing their own
individual style, chopped it into a bob, let it go gray, dyed it pink. we want you to show us your favorite look. tweet us with the #, dove's #loveyourhair. we may actually use this photo on today.com. savannah? >> do we have time to chat? when i was a d, i cut my own bangs but was going like this in the mirror. when i put my eyebrows down, they were up here, like eddie munster. >> find that picture, stat. >> it's been burned. dylan, thank you. hoda, thank you very much. coming up, we'll celebrate an iconic dessert. it's one of the queen's favorites. it's her 90th birthday. we'll do it in honor of her. first this is "today" on nbc.
the queen is turning 90. happy birthday, queen. >> sounds like you're talking to a guy on the street there. >> she's not listening. >> don't look at me when you say happy birthday, queen. >> whoa! >> keir simmons is join iing us. iconic and oh, so british dessert that will be forever linked to the beloved monarch. keir? >> reporter: the celebrations are continuing here. a lunch in her honor. what does the queen like to eat? no spices, definitely no garlic and i'll let you into a secret. she has a sweet tooth. happy birthday, your majesty, the queen cutting her own cake this morning. she has been known to have a sweet tooth. made by marcus waring, we meet
him in his restaurant, marcus. he won a competition, serving his custard tart to the queen for his 80th birthday banquet. >> the idea was for her to have a slice of the custard tart, nice little nibble at that, but the presence of the lady was quite extraordinary. this is a granny that had presence. i like to think that she enjoyed it. i asked if she enjoyed it and she said she did. >> she said she did? >> thankfully, she did. >> today the custard tart and its sidekick, something called garabaldi biscuit, has become an iconic dessert in honor of the queen. in secelebration of her 90th, i continues to be the most popular on the menu. pastry base all important. >> rolling it, allowing that to rest in the fridge. line the tart perfectly well. >> the garabaldi biscuit, particularly british taste. can you explain what it's like to eat one of these? >> well, it's dry, very dry,
sweet with the raisins and dusting of sugar on top. >> reporter: i think of the queen as a kind of dry fruit gal. >> really? we've got egg whites, raisins. in here, we've got some flour and some sugar. we've melted butter. basically you just mix it all together. it's simple. and then it ends up like this. >> reporter: presto. back to the main event. >> cut through that pastry there, very gentle. that's what we're looking for, that perfect wobble. see that? and dust newsly with sugar. you can now smell that beautiful nutmeg coming through, which is really the big flavor that sits and lies on top. >> ladies and gentlemen, the queen's favorite dessert. the royal family are kind of an anchor that everybody else can relate their own lives to and can see themselves in history,
if you like. >> very much so. and i think that we value it. i personally value it. i think we prefer it to the country. >> reporter: now this tart, forever linked with the queen. britain's bakers, chefs and cooks helping the queen celebrate her special day. and all this birthday baking has got you guys wanting something sweet, by some kind of magic -- the magic of television, we've managed to get that custard cake and biscuits across the pond to you. enjoy, guys. one thing, though, those garabaldi biscuits. don't eat them and then try to talk. >> i got a little nervous. >> little late for that here. >> they're actually not as dry here so -- >> they're pretty good. >> actually, really good. we learned something about dylan. dylan can eat dessert. >> she stopped about thr
by smucker's. with a name like smuckers, it has to be good. >> a special edition of our birthday roundup and dylan has that. >> we have more food, too. celebrating the queen's 90th birthday with tea and biscuits. sharing special people in their lives also turning 90 this month. let's start with roland. world war ii vet. his secret to longevity is a loving wife to take care of him. how sweet is that? agnes shares the same birthday as the queen as well, celebrating today. she spends her time gardening. last, but not least, a very special birthday today, ida may mazzarelli, grandmother of "today's" own executive producer, tom mazzarelli. she has more than 20 grandchildren and great grandchildren and our source tells us she makes the best meatballs you will ever taste. there are no meatballs in here right now. happy birthday to queen elizabeth and all of our birthday royalty. if you have a special birthday
to tell us about, go to today.com/celebrates. >> queen ida may. >> next time, meatball. >> very nice grandson. >> absolutely. >> absolutely. >> what do you guys have next hour? >> i got to visit the set of silicon valley, one of my favorite shows. we'll have that for you. >> charlize i'm ... ==anim== happening today... ==topvo== a dental assistant accused of good morning at 8:56. i'm sam brock. happening later today, the dentist assistant accused of molesting young patients expected in court. police arrested alejandro saro earlier this month. police say he molested and sedated an 8-year-old girl at the concord dental office where he was working. that girl came forward and notified police. now police say there could be dozens of other victims and that soro used his phone to film some
of the incidents. he's due in court today for an arraignment hearing and is currently being held on $8 million bail. bob redell is on his way to the courthouse to attend today's hearing. look for updates in our twitter feed. the countdown to the summer olympic games in brazil is starting to heat up. this morning in athens, olympics organizers helped light the olympic torch which will now make a 15-week journey to rio. link to the video of this morning's ceremony and details of where the tomorrow sevrch is go in our headlines section on the home page. and if you ever wanted a behind-the-scenes look at "today in the bay" shot in our studios, now is your chance. just go to our facebook page, click "play" and see us interacting at the very early-morning hours. a new wellness
step to nation called one small thing. this morning on "today's take," our good friend, brooke shields, is back better than ever as a woman of mystery. then talk about making a splash, video you'll want to share with all your friends today. and we'll go one on one with actress charlize theron. that and more coming up next. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." it's thursday morning, april 21st, 2016. big crowd out on our plaza because we just had a big town hall event with donald trump, the republican front-runner, the man who could very well be the nominee. i'm willie, along with al and
natalie. tamron has the morning off. natalie has the morning jam. >> danza kuduro by don omar. >> i never knew the name of this song. >> me, too. i was running the half marathon. they were playing this song. it reminds me of a brazilian beach party. pump it up. actually, they're starting the torch relay. they're starting in greece and athens. >> today. >> yes, today. it kind of goes as fitting. >> i like it. >> yes. get you a little dancing. >> the road to rio begins today in athens. >> road to rio begins today. i guess that song an homage. >> donald trump on the plaza a few minutes ago, as i mentioned, doing one of our town halls. we had one with bernie sanders. we have voters out there to ask some questions. he was joined before the interview with matt and savannah by his kids, don jr., ivanka, eric and tiffany. matt and savannah asked them a few questions about their dad. >> we watch him on the campaign
trail. he's extremely intense. what makes him emotional? when is the last tiechl yme you him cry? >> i don't know that we've seen him cry all that often, matt. but it's great -- now that he's a grandfather as well and i have five kids, ivanka has three kids. watching him play with them you see another side of donald trump. there's the business guy but when you see him around a family table, the sense of humor, the love. teaching my 20-month-old old to swing a golf club, it's a special moment. it's a totally different side that no one really gets to see. >> anybody else? go ahead. >> i agree with that. he is amazing with my children as well. i actually see trumpisms picked up by each of them after spending time with him, especially in the summers. he is remarkable in that capacity. i think, though, he has tremendous empathy as well. that's a side i don't think people see. >> we'll give you a fun one for the end, mrs. trump. what's the one habit you wish he
would give up? >> let's see. the tweeting. >> give up the tweeting. >> she has said that before. stop with the retweeting. we went out into the crowd, asked them some questions. got some people with some good ones including a bunch, thousands that came in over twitter. the theme we heard a lot was the lgbt bathroom issue in the state of north carolina. we posed that to mr. trump. >> please be specific. tell us your views on lgbt, how you plan to be inclusive as president. speak about north carolina bathroom law, in particular. >> oh, i had a feeling that question was going to come up, i will tell you. look, north carolina did something that was very strong, and they're paying a big price. there's a lot of problems. one of the best answers i heard was from a commentator yesterday saying leave it the way it is right now. there have been very few problems. leave it the way it is. north carolina, what they're
going through with all of the business that's leaving and all of the strife. and that's on both sides. you leave it the way it is. there have been very few complaints the way it is. people go. they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate. there has been so little trouble. and the problem with what happened in north carolina is the strife and the economic -- i mean, the economic punishment that they're taking. >> he went on to say -- matt followed up on that and said let's say, for example, caitlyn jenner walks into trump tower and says i want to use the women's bathroom. do you have a problem with that? he said no, not at all. >> let her go where she's comfortable. >> that will raise some eyebrows in the republican party. >> are you up for raising taxes on the wealthy? he said yeah, including myself. >> yeah. >> that's not a traditional conservative answer, so a really interesting dichotomy going on. >> he was asked about immigration by somebody who has, i guess, family members who have been here 25 years,
undocumented, though. and he said, you know, we're going to do something. but we're going to create a path legally, which is the first time i heard him say create a path. you know, again, it implies a path to citizenship down the road but something legally. >> he did say they would be deported first. >> they would be deported first. savannah clarified with him. >> you get in line and come through the right way was his position. >> fascinating. if you get a chance to watch it, go online. big celebration across the pond today as well. queen celebrating her 90th birthday. and they are celebrating in full swing over there. the queen did a little walk about outside windsor earlier today, as lots of people are greeting her there, sharing the love with her. the royal family, meanwhile, to celebrate the occasion, releasing more new photos. because we love photos of the royals apparently. this one is adorable. take a look. this is one with all these generations. she has two of her youngest
grandchildren there as well as five great grandchildren. you see her there, holding the youngest great grandchild, princess charlotte, now 11 months old. i wonder if you can zoom in a little bit. you can't really see those cheeks. there you go. ask and you shall receive. look at the little toddler holding the purse. that is daughter of the queen's granddaughter, zara, and her husband, mike. apparently, though, she decided to grab the purse spontaneously and a moment was created. she just picked it up. >> i thought the queen said hold this, kid. >> you're my purse handler. >> royal bag holder. >> that picture -- >> so cute. >> i said gosh that looks like an annie leibovitz shot. turns out it was an annie leibovitz shot. >> yes, good job. and the queen with all her dogs. an interview today as well, william was praising his
grandmother for being what he said was a very strong female influence in his life, especially after losing his mother at such a young age. >> having lost my mother at a very young age it's been it cannily important for me to have somebody like the queen who has been there, who has understood some of the more complex issues when you lose a loved one. >> he did go on to say she was also quick to admonish and reprimand when they needed it. she would chase after them and tell them what they needed to do and, you know, make sure that they knew that grandma's watching. >> you figure how young they were when their mother died, 19 years ago this summer that she died. >> amazing stuff. we have an announcement. i'm going to be leaving. no, i'm just kidding. >> what? >> i'm just kidding. >> don't do that to us, al. my heart just -- i almost had a heart attack. >> i'm just kidding. anyway, hey! >> little fun. >> just a little -- >> good stuff. >> little humor. >> good stuff.
>> making sure we're paying attention. >> how many people -- how many of you did a slip n slide? >> oh, yeah. >> this next video, for legal reasons, safety reasons, do not, do not do this at home. but these are professional -- not professional but they're college-grade athletes. these are college athletes. okay? take a look. the ohio state diving team created a slip 'n slide off the 19 foot platform. >> oh, my gosh! >> that's good. >> we added the music. >> belly flot flop. there's a belly flop. >> that's amazing stuff. >> incredible. >> again, do not go to your local park or pool and put a slip 'n slide on.
>> i don't think you have to worry about that. >> do not do that. >> unless your name is johnny knox. then you're fine. guess what today is. >> what's today? >> carvel's free cone day. vanilla, chocolate or oreo. >> free cones? >> cone day. they ship these. these are frozen so they're -- i mean, they're not the soft -- usually soft kind of -- >> i'm missing the little chocolate sprivengsprinkle thin carvel sprinkles. >> she's complaining about her free ice cream. >> no, but they're known for their cookie crumble. >> that's right. >> i have a surprise for you. two people who grew up in the tri-state area. >> yes? >> roll it. >> mom, look what they have at carvel. look, they have fudgy the whale ice cream cakes, too, whale of a cake for a whale of a dad. >> vanilla, chocolate ice cream
and, of course, carvel crunchies, covered in fudge and nuts. >> let's get one for dad for father's day. >> would you like to send one? call 1-800-287. >> that, my friend, fudgy the whale. >> try my ice cream. tom carvel, one of the great guys. i love tom carvel. >> tell your tom carvel joke. >> i can't do that. >> that's right, you can't on tv. >> i'm going to put that down right now. >> nice swirl he makes, tom, isn't it? >> very special. anyway, let's show you what's going on -- if you didn't grow up in the new york area, tom carvel did these commercials. they were the greatest. fantastic stuff. we've got more heavy rain making its way -- it's already been through dallas, heading toward houston. it will get through there some time around the rush hour. there could be a flash flood watch or warning put into effect. you can see right now, here is the front pushing through. so for today, into the afternoon
hours, it moves on through. we could see some more flooding because of the ten-plus inches of rain we've seen so far today. and look at that. we're expecting anywhere from about an inch, just south of houston, into central louisiana. so, over the next two days, it then finally dries out and finally the sun will come out for our friends down there in the gulf. are you okay there, nat? good thing you didn't get those sprinkles. it would have been a lot clouds all across the bay area and mild temperatures. right now in the low 60s as you head out the door, it is 63 in concord and 64 in san jose. the temperatures will be holding steady and reaching 74 in morgan hill. 65 in pacifica and 67 degrees. a lot of clouds in the north bay and sprinkles possible. 71 in santa rosa.
livermore a high of 72 and we will have rain across the bay area tomorrow morning. >> that's your latest weather. tom carvel, very specific speech. but he did his own commercials. >> the dream of every kid in this area to get fudgy the whale at your birthday party. >> oh, yeah, the ice cream cake. >> i always wanted to go in there and give them a bunch of money and just sit under -- >> you can do that today for free. >> the late, great tom carvel. we miss him. natalie visits the hit of the hbo show "silicon valley." that's next. there's the voice of a daredevil in all of us that urges us.... ... to shake things up why should damaged hair silence that voice? new dove regenerative nourishment... ...with red algae complex in a formula that nourishes to regenerate for strong and... ...healthy looking hair. strong and healthy kidsfor generations. and today's flintstones are specially formulated
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to the particular ways in which tech is silly or stupid t doesn't feel sneering. >> the heroes of the show are the people in that world, trying to succeed. so, you know, we are -- these guys are the tech thing that it's also lampooning in a way. you can't be totally -- or you won't have a likable character. >> david versus goliath battle in a big tech firm struggling with their start-up firm they're calling the incubator. i'm amazed at the set -- >> i do feel like the show does totally capture the scummy way young men live together. >> this is kind of like ehrlich's throne where he gives nonessential, nonhelpful advice. >> do any of you actually do anything on the computers? >> no. >> they're frozen.
>> our tech guru with all the stuff in here, he has a program where you can hit any key and it types exactly what's in the script. >> pretty cool. >> this is where all the climactic moments happen. where they almost delete the company. >> did you delete it? >> oops. >> what does that mean, oops? >> you said delete. >> there's the burnt check. >> when the fire happens. >> yes. >> fire happened. and you can always find great things on the set just like super bowler. >> so, season three, where do we pick up? last we saw poor richard, you were getting ousted as the ceo. >> they voted to remove me as ceo of my own company. >> picked up right where we left off. i don't think we can tell you what happens. that kind of spoils the cliff hanger. >> we know you're kind of still around. you can't not be around. >> there's no big time jump. it starts exactly where the last
episode left off. you see what happens right after. >> i was going to change my facial hair for this season but because it was so immediate, i wasn't able to. so i'm stuck in this. >> are you sort of stuck with this look forever now? >> yeah, and so is my wife. >> the success of the past two seasons is any indication, tj's wife and many fans of the show will just have to live with ehrlich's facial hair for a little while long. "silicon valley" premieres on hbo this weekend. willie? >> love that show. in honor of throwback thursday, who is this adorable child staring longingly at herself in the mirror? here's a hint. she grew up to be a world famous model. who could it be? oh, it's brooke shields. i'm shocked. even at the age of 5. >> staring at myself t might have been the last time i really have looked in the mirror. i was 5.
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just ahead in our next half hour, our friend, dylan, caught up with oscar winner charlize theron. >> she is back in "the huntsman: the winter's war." and wait till you hear what she says about her co-star, chris hemsworth. willie? our friend, brooke shields is here with us. do you do these things at home? >> not at all. >> it was a leading question. i knew you didn't. we'll talk about brooke and her new movi and whatever else she wants to talk about. al? our new pal, keenan, wally west on my new favorite show "the flash." and he has interesting things in store for his character. we'll find out about it when
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==take vo== we're following breaking news out of san francisco. firefighters battling a fire . good thursday morning. we are following breaking news out of san francisco where firefighters have been battling a fire near dolores park on 17th and guerrero. this is new video just into the newsroom. there reports of two deaths. we are working to confirm that right now. in the meantime, one person has died and two paramedics seriously injured after separate crashes early this morning on interstate 80 and crocket. the first involved an ambulance involving ucsf and children's hospital. the truck was stopped in a construction zone. the two emts were trapped for more than a half hour. no update on how they are doing.
the fatal crash happened a short time later in a back up caused by the first crash. the driver of a mazda died after the car was crushed under the front of a big rig. the person who died has not been identified. we will you updates on all of the stories. we will have weather and traffic after the break.
>> a quick look at the microclimates and temperatures are now in the lower 60s. high of 67 degrees in san francisco. low to mid 70s elsewhere and spotty rain in the north bay. this is because we will have an area of low pressure approaching. we are seeing the clouds ahead of that now. showers will move in until later. starting out with spotty rain by friday morning. rain moving into the north bay by 5:00. off and on rain into the afternoon. highs heavier with breezy winds and much cooler temperatures
cooling down for the weekend. let's head over for a look at traffic. >> bone dry right now. only the last 20 minutes things started to stack up. past the coliseum and the southbound side coming down to the bay area. there must have been a crash, but nothing in the report will track down. 580 to oakland and that is a time where the traffic is passing through the area. maybe a combination. we will track that down and anything of substance to the area if there is anything remaining. back to you. >> we appreciate that. we will be back in 30 minutes with more updates.
taking a look at the headlines. the olympic flame is on the road to rio. greece, the ancient birth place of the games. 1,000 torch bearers will carry that flame to the first-ever games in rio. it begins august 5th. of course, we'll be seeing you there. aspirin being hailed as a wonder drug for treating occasional aches and pains and reducing heart attack and stroke in older adults. now a british study finds taking an aspirin a day boosts the chances of beating cancer by 20%. the common drug also appeared to keep the cancer from spreading. the lead scientist who conducted the study urges cancer patients to talk to their doctors first
before using aspirin as part of their treatment. what causes stomach cancer, a new study found alcohol, processed meat and obesity. having three or more drinks a day raises the risk for stomach cancer. eating 1.8 ounces of processed meat, about the size of a hot dog, boosts the risk by 18%. about 21,000 americans are affected by stomach cancer each year and nearly 11,000 die from it. if you're planning home improvements soon, you might want to lock in a contractor. a growing number of americans are getting ready to renovate. researchers at harvard university say spending on remodeling and repairs are expected to climb nearly 9% this year for a total of $310 billion. that's good news for the economy. it's creating more jobs in construction and building supplies. in case you missed it, icymi is among the 2,000 words, phrases and abbreviations added
to the webster dictionary. also fomo, fear of missing out. make sure your ath-leisure workout is naff or uncool or is that tmi? do i sound too old? let's check in with al. give us some tmi on the weather. >> idk. midsection of the country to the plains of texas, fairly dry. texas the exception. pacific northwest into central california will be on the wet side. we move on into saturday. beautiful day along the eastern seaboard. few showers along the east coast. look for more wet weather making its way in the pacific northwest into the plains. sunny and warm through the southwest. sunday, sunday, the sunshine returns to the northeast and midatlantic states. a little on the cool side. rain back in texas, unfortunately. great lakes, mississippi river valley, plains into the pacif a little bit of sun peeking through the clouds and other
spots are seeing pretty thick cloud cover. as we go through the day, the temperatures slowly warm up. 59 in santa rosa and 62 in livermore. expect a high of 73 in cupertino and palo alto. 67 and mostly cloudy skies in the north bay. cooler temperatures and 72 in fairfield and oakland 73 and livermore 72. >> and that is your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. oscar winner charlize theron often chooses to play tough women as you know. her latest role is no exception, "the hunts man: winter's war." >> considering ravenna died at the end of the last movie, she said she was surprised when asked to reprize the role. but her cast made her worth it.
>> i thought i made you strong. >> how did you draw the weakness out? what did you do? >> i remember when they sent me the script the first time. i googled evil queen. >> mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? >> that image popped up with the black hair, arched brow, red lipstick and collar. and it was just like -- i think it was the challenge. it was interesting to find not just justificati justifications of her bad behavior but the real meaning of who and why she was, and then letting her go. like really watching her be a complete nutbag. >> reporter: the huntsman's:winter's war is the prequell to "the huntsman," ravenna's attempt to overthrow
her sister's reign in the north. the plot foiled. >> what was it like working with emily and jessica? >> i got to do most of my stuff with emily. we hit it off like a house on fire. it was somewhat problematic. we started talking and then we never stopped. we still haven't stopped. >> her 4-year-old son, she says, even developed a little crush on the ice queen. >> he thinks she's the most beautiful girl he has ever seen in his life, which is just crushing. at least it's someone that i love and respect so i can deal with it a little bit better. but when i drive him to school it's always the same poster. it's like, mom, it's emily. and i'm like, and your mother is right next to her. >> would you say something? >> it's my kingdom. >> we have so many similarities on this set. most of us have kids. we gave most of our kids to jessica, so she felt like she had kids. just a bunch of lighthearted, crazy, funny people. >> and just because so many
people need to know, is chris as dreamy and wonderful as we all assume he is? >> ooh. pretty. he is pretty. not going to lie. that boy is pretty. >> and there's his personality, too. >> he is one of the greatest guys i've ever met -- i don't know a lot of guys that could have put up with what he put up with. we were like three powerhouses going at him at all times. it was brutal. and he was completely unfazed by it. >> renegotiated the contract to give her the same pay as hemsworth, a deal reportedly worth $10 million. while she acknowledges her situation is different than most women, she says she believes in fairness. >> what is feminism to you? to be fair, you know. i think that we should be valued just as much as our counterpartners who we work with, just as hard. i think it's a conversation that we need to have. hopefully, there can be some real action towards it.
>> hopefully it spreads into other areas. >> definitely. when you look at the world we're 50% of the population. where is our place? where is our value? we bring half of it to the table. we have to start being valued that way. you know? >> and we do it well. >> exactly! high five. >> right? >> i know, she gave me a high five. i haven't washed this hand since. charlize talked about signing on to "fast 8." she told me it's a little intimidating joining the "fast and furious" franchise. the "the huntsman: winter's war" premieres in theaters tomorrow. >> she is very sweet. >> plays a good villain. coming up next, speaking of sweet, our lovely, sweet friend, brooke shields is back. she's bringing back the old school tv mysteries. school tv mysteries. we'll talk t fortifying the school tv mysteries. we'll talk t gravity-defying... friend-connecting... day-seizing...
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case i need you. >> you know stakeouts run in pairs, don't you? >> not in columbo. >> you're right, i forgot your old precious detective shows. don't let anybody see you. don't need him to be more suspicious than he already is. >> do you think? >> seriously? >> all right. you know who to watch out for, right? >> yeah. i have all their pictures online. >> go get 'em, partner. >> ooh, brooke. aligning yourself with the cute detective. i see how you work this crime scene type thing. >> i'm not stupid. i'm not stupid. >> cut flowers by day and turn detective by night? >> i was a lawyer previously, and i moved back home to be closer to my daughter, closer to my father, played by beau bridges. and i just, you know, decide i'm going to have the simple life and open up a flower shop, a dream my mom and i had and i just can't help but solve these mysteries. >> what's great about this, brooke, it's kind of old school. old-school tv mysteries, "murder
she wrote," that sort of thing. >> yeah. >> everybody can actually watch and enjoy it. >> it harkens back to that exact time of when i used to remember watching charlie's angels or magnum, pi. i wanted to do something my kids could watch. i wanted to executive produce something, sort of start that world for myself. and it's been a huge learning curve. and i also really wanted to do something lighthearted. it's really nice to just be entertaining and not -- you know, i mean, there are murders every week. >> tastefully done. >> there's no blood at all. no violence. clean -- >> fun side of murder. >> it is, yeah. >> you mention your kids. the girls still give you notes on every movie? what do they tell you? >> well, greer is the one who likes to watch me. rowan will watch it but won't
tell me she's seen them because she's trying to be too cool. greer will be like, i don't really think they would have put that in the trunk. i was like, we needed to be by the trunk. she said it's going to fall out. it's going to be a mess. i said, well, i'll take that into consideration. >> co-executive producer. >> i'm trying to groom them not to be in front of the cameras, but be behind the camera. >> fantastic. talk to us about life in general. this is keeping you very busy. this is the third of 15 or so? >> third series of books. they have a huge following, flower shop mysteries, they have funny titles like "dearly depotted." there are 15 of them. we just finished the third. because they're full length movies, they fall into a different category. i'll do sort of two at a time and free to be a mom and do other things. >> get into a ruthless game of laser tag? >> oh, my god! i thought i would just be easy and i was sweaty at the end of
it. i wanted to beat the 10-year-olds. very mature. very good mothering and parenting on my part. i was like, go, go, go! die! i was like, who am i? who am i? >> i did the same thing a few weeks ago, i was telling you. i played with the kids and the technology is so cool now. you're like in these labyrinths in the dark and so when you turn on one of your kids, you're like -- and then it's my 6-year-old son. >> i just scarred them for life. but something comes over you in the dark and the vests. it's a little terrifying. mom, why do you always have to win? >> she gives you notes, you get her back at laser tag. >> easy trade. it's fair. >> not too much therapy going on there. >> not at all. >> brooke, we love you. >> thank you. >> congrats on the new one "flower shop mysteries: internshnip it in the bud" is coming up sunday. and brooke is hanging out with
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about it. >> look, i've been reckless my whole life, racing cars, pushing limits. doing everything at full speed without a care in the world. it wasn't until zoom took me that i really thought i was going to die. and i was going to die if the flash didn't do what he did. >> ooh, keiynan, good morning. >> good morning. >> welcome to the show. good to see you. >> you, too. >> everyone is waiting to see wally west get those powers that come with being kid flash. >> me, too. i'm like, when is this happening? >> what do they tell you? >> they don't tell me anything. >> you don't have any insight? >> i feel like i find out about everything that we do almost as -- at the same time as the fans. kind of interesting. a little further ahead because
we're filming further ahead. but there's so many secrets that we don't really know. it's kind of cool. >> all right. i'm going to go right -- cut to the chase. do you know who zoom is? >> yes. that's been on air now. >> i'm behind by two episodes. ugh! by two episodes. >> clearly, al is not a real fan. >> i am. i just have to get caught up. >> i don't want to say now. >> don't spoil it for me. >> funny, because al is an evangelist for this show. absolutely loves it. he's the biggest fan in the world, just catching up. >> what's it like joining a show with such a rabid fan base? >> it's crazy. i was a huge fan of season one. when i found out i was going to audition, i was like, this is really cool. it has such a great history to the character and to the flash comics. and having so many supporters and people that are so passionate about what we're doing is really cool. it's actually affecting people. >> and the cast seems like a real family. was it a welcoming sort of environment when you joined the cast? >> definitely.
it was kind of strange going in, like episode nine of season two, everything is already established. there's a dynamic. everyone made me feel welcome straight away. everyone sings and dances and plays cards together offset. it's just like good energy, you know. >> speaking of singing and dancing, you are what we call a triple threat. you act, sing, dance, do all those things. you're pursuing your music career while you're doing acting as well, right? >> yeah. >> what kind of music? >> i guess alternative r&b. i was really inspired by michael jackson growing up. just creating whatever i do and seeing what happens. just kind of going with it. >> now to the fun stuff. we've created a little game specially for you. it's called flash dance. in 30 seconds -- >> you're an accomplished dancer. >> and you're a great dancer. so get up, stand up. come on, keiynan. we're going to give you a few dance moves. >> you may be a little young to know this one. the funky chicken.
>> is it like -- >> yeah. >> through go. chicken dance. >> a question from 1995, the makarena. ♪ hey makarena >> yeah. good job. he knows all the moves. >> the whip and the ne ne. >> come on. that's easy. ♪ watch me >> yeah! >> whoo! >> fantastic. keiynan lonsdale. >> season two of "the flash." >> excellent. >> we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. >> excellent. >> we're back in a moment. this it is "today" on nbc.
and a high of 70 degrees. much of that rape moves in overnight and through the start of the day on friday. it moves out in time for the weekend and cooler temperatures moving in and even cooler than what we will feel today. let's go over to mike for an update. >> low clouds are around and not a problem as far as visibility. you can figure out what you can see. a forward drive through oakland and 880 recovering from speed out of san leandro off to castro valley. we are not done with that morning commute. south 101 through menlo park. 87 recovering and still i am trying to figure out what's going on thursday and tuesday. we had slowing through the stretch. no incidents. back to you. >> we are following breaking news out of san francisco. it broke out in an apartment complex and stephanie is at the
♪ >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody. welcom to thirsty thursday. april 21st and it's a regal, royal day. it's kathie's 90th birthday day to queen elizabeth. wait, is this live? >> no, it isn't. >> she's getting around beautifully for 90 years old. apparently she's sharp as a tack still. >> i saw pictures of her driving a car. >> where? >> with a hoodie