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>> i'm sure many families can relate. >> i would love to see that on the campaign bus. >> hi, mr. cruz. this is august with a question. thank you for being here. in response to a question regarding his weaknesses in a debate, your husband said i might not be the guy that you want to get a beer with, but i'll be the one to drive you home. he recognized that likability was a potential problem for many supporters. a lot of the polls have shown that -- recently have shown about 60% of respondents say they have an unfavorable view of your husband. as his wife and someone who knows him better than anyone
else, can you give us insight of why your husband may be likable that the general public doesn't know? >> think about the context of this. people aren't talking about knowing ted and knowing what it's like to hang out and be with him. they're talking about the projection of the news media and those in washington who have not been working for the american people. one thing i said in the other day when asked does ted have a lot of friends, i said one of the greatest things about marrying ted cruz of the opportunity to hang out with all of his friends, they're incredible people. ted is the most likeable person i ever met. ted is a great game player, he'll stay up all night, he's a lot fun, he's a movie buff, he's quick to laugh and doesn't take himself too seriously. what people see that is not likeable is he's been in the
environment of a congress that has an 11% approval rating from the american people. and there are a lot of people who haven't been saving the issue you the day. ted's been trying real hard to advance the ball. he's not afraid to call things as he sees them and to move things forward. so i feel very, very confident that when things are aligned properly in washington, when we have a president that has been elected on a mandate from the people, from all of you to get things done, there are a lot of great people in congress who are going to want to act, who are going to be willing to act and ted is going to get along just great with them because we're all going to be aligned again. we've had the problem of a liberal president executing things in executive order that's against the will of the people and ted's been standing up for you in an environment that's been really tough. >> thank you for your question. this is kaitlin grainer, she's undecided. she has a question for mrs. cruz. >> thank you for being here. i was wondering if there were any obstacles that might have seen like a downfall but have contributed to your success?
>> i'll go ahead and start. thank you so much for coming tonight. one thing that's true for us is we're all human and all people who came into the world in a certain circumstance with dreams and hopes and aspirations. for me certainly and maybe for many of us our path to getting there has been a little bit different than we've second and maybe where we ended up is a little different than we expected. i certainly did not expect to be married of someone who was running for president. i dreamed of being in the business world, which i was and have been. there have been transition points in my life. the thing that has helped me grow the most are those transition points. with the base of your good question, i just want to convey to people when you hit the rough evident patches, be so grateful for them because those are the times that you grow.
i listen to christian music frequently, it inspires me. one song that inspired me so much is that when we come to our source of source of hope or aspiration or god in brokenness or tough times it's an opportunity to show this higher power that this earth and destiny is his story. when we are broken, it's an opportunity for him to put his fingerprints all over our story. that has been a very humbling experience for me when i didn't know where to go next. i would encourage you, young women, young men, all of us to remember to humbly start over again when you hit a rough patch because it's got to be the beginning of something great. >> thank you for your question. this is bill burgess, he's a president of the international search firm in new york. he said he's undecided and has a question for you, senator cruz. >> i'm concerned about employment and economic empowerment. i often ask my candidates what
is your favorite movie? i heard that you said your favorite movie is "the princess bride." heidi, i'd like to know what you and your girls, what are your favorite movies? i find when you ask that question, it gives you insight on their values and where they're coming from. >> that's a tough question for me because i don't want a lot of movies. i wish i did. i think it's a matter of time or desire. i don't is have a movie that is a great insight into my character. i'm just going to answer you truthfully. my movie watching time tends to be some real down time where i'm kind of just having fun and i always enjoyed that silly movie from a long time ago called "legally blond." i'm sorry i can't give you a great inspirational answer. my last answer was more inspirational. >> i want you to meet michelle, she lives in nassau, she's leaning towards voting for you
and has a question for you, mrs. cruz. >> hi, mrs. cruz. my question is what will you miss most about living in texas? >> should the voters decide that ted should be their next president and we should be their next family, the thing i would miss the most is perhaps the beautiful sunsets and the people that are unendingly accepting, unendingly focused on capabilities of what you can do, what you're going to do next, not where you came from, not what address you have and what your position is but what you can do for your community. and i applaud the people of texas for a can-do attitude, a non-judgmental attitude. i know that's representative of america.
i know that's it. so will continue to find that in this country. but i love that about texas and i love our sun sets. >> senator cruz, same question to you. >> let me comment on the last two questions. heidi grew up on the rural farm, they didn't have a television set. her parents are amazing people, they were missionaries and they're amazing athletes. her dad climbed mt. everest. so for family events they would go out and hike and exercise and exercise like crazy. so when it comes to movies, she didn't grow up watching movies. when we got married -- i am a movie buff. on date night i always want to go see movie and heidi in the demonstration of true love goes to the movies with me and then promptly falls asleep in the movies. heidi can't sit still for two minutes so two hours is agony so she takes a nap.
she is a california girl. the day we won the senate race, caroline looked up and said, "mommy, you can't tell people you're from california anymore." >> aside from "princess bride," is there another one? >> aside from "princess bride," "the godfather," all three of the "godfather" movies. >> you liked the third "godfather?" >> and another wonderful movie is don corleone. and another wonderful movie is "amazing grace." it's the story of william wilberforce. it's the story of a man who led the opposition to slavery in
england. it's amazing -- it starts -- you know the gospel hymn "amazing grace", it was actually written by someone -- i didn't know until i saw the movie and read the book, the person who wrote "amazing grace" had been the captain of a slave ship. he repented and became a friar. you think of the words, the horrors that the captain of a slave ship has murdered and tortured human beings, as wretched a human being you can imagine someone captaining a slave ship and he says i once was lost and now i'm found, was blind but now i see. the movie focuses a little bit on that individual but then william wilburforce was a young member of parliament and at the time britain was the greatest slave trading empire in the world. it was like -- it was like someone in new york city going
and campaigning and saying we're going to eliminate wall street. it's like someone in texas saying we're going to shut down the oil industry. it was a crazy thing for wilburforce to stand up. he was a lonely voice in parliament saying the slave trade is gross, it is immoral, it is wrong and over the course of 50 years fighting and highlighting what happens, the movie ends with an historic vote to end and ban the slave trade. and it is as inspirational a movie as you've ever seen about the power of justice and truth and people to come together and stand up against evil. >> i want to thank senator cruz, heidi cruz, as well as caroline and catherine. thank you so much. it's great to meet you. a special thanks as always to the voters here for their questions. tomorrow night a cnn democratic debate. wolf blitzer will moderate and we'll have complete coverage before and after. until then, thanks for watching.
in just hours, hillary clinton and bernie sanders face-off on the cnn debate stage. the last head-to-head encounter for the new york primary. no charges against donald trump campaign manager accused of assaulting a reporter, but ted cruz tells cnn the republican frontrunner is insigciting violence on the campaign trail. a hollywood ending for kobe bryant. the laker great playing the last game of the nba career. and the warriors shattering the record in a single season. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm lynda kinkade in for christine romans. >> i'm john berman. bernie sanders and hillary clinton ready to face-off in a critical debate here on cnn. the new york primary now just five days away.
if bernie sanders could pull off an upset, the democrats could face a contested convention. on the other hand, if hillary clinton could pull off a big win here, it could all but guarantee her nomination. the latest poll from quinnipiac has hillary clinton leading, but sanders says he is up for the challenge. >> a lot of hot talk. what do you expect on that stage tomorrow night? what's going to be different? >> i think there will be a good debate in which secretary clinton and i discuss the very strong differences of opinion we have about how we go forward in this country. if that takes place, i will be very happy and i'm confident that the vision i am bringing forth is a vision that will be supported by the vast majority of the people in new york. >> it will be different from what we have heard in the last few days? >> i'll tell you tomorrow. >> that was chris cuomo at a rally in greenwich village in
new york. that debate is 17 hours away here on cnn at 9:00 p.m. on the republican side, donald trump's top target is his own party. he's ripping into the rnc for allegedly rigging the delegate system against him. prosecutors in florida decided not to press charges against his campaign manager corey lewandowski. the reporter tweeted the prosecutor's office told me they would inform me of the decision tomorrow. guess they decided to leak to reports first. ugly. more from sara murray. >> good morning, lynda and john. yesterday was a big day for the rnc. adding new political operatives and they got one piece of good news.
corey lewandowski will not be prosecuted for battery with michelle fields. the prosecutor will not move forward with charges in the incident. this is when fields said she was grabbed by corey lewandowski and pulled back and he left bruises. this removes another distraction for the trump campaign. they are trying to bring in new, more seasoned political operatives. so far, none of this extends to a friendlier tone with the rnc. last night in pittsburgh, trump said the process was rigged. >> in colorado, they are picketing and going wild because the bosses and establishment and the people that shouldn't have this power took all of the power away from the voters. think of it. you beat somebody badly with the people because it's a rigged system, folks. the republican system is a rigged system.
>> reporter: now we're seeing reince priebus defending the nominating process. >> the rules are there. i know people get frustrated and they're disappointed when things don't go exactly the right way. i think when people are frustrated and upset, they say things they regret. certainly one thing that's true is that the rules are not being changed in order to injure or benefit anybody. they are what they are. they're in writing. they're available to anyone that wants to participate. actually state by state, they are not all that complicated. >> reporter: a senior strategist told me he says this feels like trump went too far in calling the party corrupt. priebus does not want to see the party come out of this damaged. at the end of the day, they have to work together if donald trump is the nominee. we will see if he shifts his tone. he has two campaign events in new york today. back to you. >> thank you, sara.
a spectacular finish to remarkable hall of fame career. kobe bryant thrilled the crowd with a 60-point performance in the final game. the lakers won. they beat the utah jazz. let's get the latest from paul vercamm vercammen. >> reporter: the fans got what they wanted. they had been chanting kobe, kobe. mvp. he delivered. 60 points. his career ending with a bang.
>> kobe as the points are mounting quickly, 20, 30, 40. the fans are whooping it up. what are you and your teammates saying to each other? we can see the smiles. >> my teammates were just continuing to encourage me and say, dude, shoot, shoot, shoot. it's like reverse. it went from everybody saying pass the ball to shoot the ball. it's strange. >> 60 points on the last game of his career is amazing. >> i have grown up watching kobe since i was 7 years old. through thick and thin, no matter what's gone on with the lakers, we always had kobe. >> the cool thing is my kids actually saw me play like i used to play. you know what i mean? like, whoa, dad. i used to do this pretty often. they were like really? dude, youtube it. >> reporter: kobe was joined on
the court by many of his teammates. in the end, kobe bryant said mamba out. reporting from los angeles, i'm paul vercammen. back to you lynda and john. warriors knocked the bulls out of the record books. they beat utah 125-74. steph curry finished with 402 three-pointers, which is insane. it's just insane. >> crazy. still to come, stunning aggression from russia. war planes buzzing a u.s. navy ship flying just 30 feet above. that story just ahead.
welcome back. a series of close encounters with the u.s. fighter jets and flights with the russian planes is close. an unarmed russian jet conducted a simulated defensive move coming within feet of the u.s. aircraft on sunday night. this is one of the most aggressive actions taken by the russians in recent history. hillary clinton and bernie sanders hours from now. the cnn debate in brooklyn. we'll give you the new strategies next.
it has arrived. bernie sanders and hillary clinton face-to-face on the cnn debate stage tonight. just days before the critical new york primary. ted cruz blasting donald trump on the cnn town hall stage saying his campaign encourages violence. trump's manager is cleared of accusations he assaulted a reporter. breaking overnight. a record shattered. the golden state warriors make history. the biggest, most wins in a season ever. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm lynda kinkade. it is 32 minutes after the hour. bernie sanders and hillary clinton preparing to face-off tonight in a critical debate that you can see live here on
cnn. the stakes could not be higher. the new york primary is now five days away. if sanders can pull off an upset, the democrats could be facing a contested convention. the latest quinnipiac poll suggests that sanders has an uphill climb. the vermont senator says he is up for the challenge. >> a big debate. a lot of hot talk. what do you expect on the stage tomorrow night? >> i think it will be a good debate in which secretary clinton and i discuss the very strong differences of opinion we have about how we go forward in this country. if that takes place, i'll be happy. i'm confident the vision i bring forth is a vision supported by the vast majority of the people of new york. >> is it different from what we
have heard? >> i'll tell you tomorrow. >> the candidates take the debate stage in 17 hours. we get more from cnn's jeff zeleny. >> reporter: the campaign sounding more like a rock concert. i'm here in washington square park. sanders supporters rallying by thousands. hillary clinton are gathering in the bronx. they are gathering here in brooklyn. the first time the candidates are coming face-to-face in five weeks at the critical moment in the campaign. bernie sanders believes a win could change the course of the race. the clinton campaign believes math is on their side. no question when they come face-to-face, it is one moment and opportunity for bernie sanders to raise questions in person he has been raising behind the scenes. hillary clinton will make the argument that bernie sanders is untested. sanders will raise questions about secretary clinton's judgment. that is why tonight in brooklyn,
so important the debate before the primary. john and lynda. >> jeff zeleny in washington square park. bernie sanders will leave the campaign trail after the debate. he will leave the country. attending a conference at the vatican devoted to economic and social justice. still sanders on the campaign trail for now hammering clinton for her ties to wall street in the new york rallies. he's not the only one who says he believes the delegate system is unfair. this is his wife jane. >> you have to admit the way they are doing things in terms of super delegates and terms of how delegates are put out there. it doesn't make a lot of sense to the average person. we're saying it's wrong. it's to the a democratic way to carry out an election. >> the clinton team responds saying they are 2 million votes ahead if you count the votes in the contest.
hours from now, hillary clinton and bernie sanders on the debate stage. the presidential debate in brooklyn tonight. 9:00 p.m. here on cnn. now to the republicans. donald trump's top target these days is turning out to be his own party. he is still ripping into the rnc for allegedly rigging the delegate system against his. prosecutors have decided not to press charges against his campaign manager corey lewandowski. michelle fields claims lewandowski assaulted her. she tweeted they told me they would inform me of the decision tomorrow. if reports are true, guess they decided to leak to reporters first. ugly. here is sara murray. >> reporter: they were going to battle with the rnc and they got one big piece of good news. the campaign manager corey
lewandowski will not be prosecuted with battery with reporter michelle fields. the prosecutor will not move forward with charges in the incident. this is when fields said she was grabbed by corey lewandowski and pulled back and he left bruises. this removes another distraction for the trump campaign. they are at this pivot point trying to bring in new seasoned political operatives. they are trying to do more d.c. outreach which is expected to start today. none of this extends to a friendlier tone when dealing with the rnc. last night in pittsburgh, trump still said the process is rigged. >> in colorado, they are picketing and going wild because the bosses and establishment and people that shouldn't have this power took all of the power away from the voters. think of it, you beat somebody badly with the people because it's a rigged system, folks. the republican system is a rigged system. >> reporter: now we're seeing
rnc chair reince priebus hit back harder on the notion. defending the republican nominating process. >> the rules are there. i know people get frustrated and they're disappointed when things don't go exactly the right way. when people are frustrated and upset, they say things they regret. one thing that's true is the rules are not being changed in order to injure or benefit anybody. they are what they are. they're in writing. available to anyone that wants to participate. actually state by state, they are not all that complicated. >> reporter: a senior strategist told me trump went too far and calling the republican party corrupt. at the end of the day, they will all have to work together if donald trump is the nominee. he holds two campaign events today in new york. back to you. >> thank you, sara. tensions running high at a
trump rally last night. take a listen. supporters were chanting usa as hundreds of protesters converged on the convention center. there were several shoving matches. police used pepper spray at one point. ted cruz did a cnn town hall in the building overnight. he tried to paint donald trump as a mafia-like character akin to "the godfather." he was citing the statement he is encouraging violence. >> they are acting like union boss thugs. in colorado, i spoke yesterday to the chairman of the republican party in colorado. trump supporters put out his
home address and number. violence doesn't belong in democracy and the trump campaign encourages it over and over. >> the chairman of the colorado republican party is outraged that people do not like the outcome of the election. cruz is defending the rnc delegate rules. he insists they are not rigged in his favor. >> i think anyone who knows anything about washington knows the establishment is not rooting for me. they have been battling me every day i have been in the senate. the rules are simple. the way you get elected is you win a majority of the delegates in elections. >> now cruz, donald trump, ohio governor john kasich attend events in new york today. tuesday is the new york primary. john kasich just received an endorsement this morning. endorsed by the new york daily news. joining us now for an early start on your money is alison kosik. >> looking like a mixed start
for markets. asian markets ended higher, but red arrows for european markets at the moment. it looks likes u.s. futures will follow their lead. it was a great day for dow and nasdaq and s&p all closed at the highest levels for the year. the dow jump more than 1% gaining 187 points. we will see if the rally will carry through today. verizon ceo is calling out bernie sanders. he says the vermont senator is disconnected from reality. sanders spoke at a rally of striking verizon workers yesterday. he said verizon is shipping jobs overseas and not paying its fair share. verizon wrote a long post saying the company has paid billions in taxes in the last two years. that wireless has overtaken landlines and to stay competiti competitive, it had to shift call centers abroad.
just last week, he called sanders out of touch after saying ge is destroying the moral fabric of america. pointing to one example of corporate greed. >> you know who loves this criticism? bernie sanders. it sets up the juxtaposition he wants. and leading up to the information that led to the shoot death of will smith. that is coming up. "she says...bazang!" "ok, good one." "uh, how do i check my credit score?" "credit karma, it's free." "credit karma. give yourself some credit." go to ziprecruiter.com and post your job? to over 100 of the web's leading job boards with a single click, then simply select the best candidates from one easy-to-review list. and now you can use ziprecruiter for free. go to ziprecruiter.com/offer5
parish coroner released a statement saying will smith was shot eight times. seven of the shots were into his back and the other into his left side. the family attorney for will smith also spoke yesterday for the first time saying that raquel, his wife, had been shot two times. once in the right leg which broke her femur and the other in the left leg that went through her thigh. the family attorney wanted to talk about and agree with the police saying inside the vehicle of will smith, there was found a .9 millimeter handgun. no shots had been fired from that gun. the family attorney wanted to clear up what they call lies and distortions purpose traited by the defense counsel for cardell hayes. smith did not have the gun in his hand or brandished a firearm
at all when he was shot those eight times and in the initial encounter what the defense is calling a hit-and-run, that no one in the car of will smith believed the hummer touched the car in front of them in any way. so when they left that scene, they were not fleeing a scene of an accident because there was no accident. finally, raquel smith is still in the hospital at this point. the attorney says they believe her physical wounds eventually will heal, but the emotional trauma may last a lifetime. john and lynda. >> thank you, jean casarez. a task force appointed by chicago mayor rahm emanuel is accusing the police department of insurance institutional racism.
it went on to describe the department's system as broken. it makes over 100 recommendations for change, but mayor has not commented. the governor of louisiana has taken executive action to protect the rights of the lgbt community. the governor bel edwards signed this based on gender identity or sexual orientation. it rescinds an order from bobby jindal. critics accuse governor edwards trying to silence people of faith. other news, the golden state warriors did it. steph curry and klay thompson had a record shattering 73rd win over the memphis grizzlies. the win knocks the '95-'96 record books. they are not out of it
completely. more from dan simon in n amazin night at oracle arena in oakland, california. even if you are not a sports fan, you have to appreciate what the golden state warriors have done. they are the record holders for the most wins in an nba season. on top of that, they have bested the team that has widely been regarded as the greatest team in nba history. the 1995-1996 chicago bulls. the warriors have a chance to claim that mantle if they go on and win the championship for a second straight year. >> great way to finish off the regular season. i just told our guys i never in a million years would have guessed that record would ever be broken. >> there's no words for it. it's been an unbelieve be an run. an unbelievable night. it has been every game has been so much fun. >> great venue. great team.
great atmosphere. it doesn't get any better than this. it doesn't. go warriors. >> reporter: it was a great night all around. steph curry with another milestone. 400 three-pointers in a single season. he wound up with 402 all together. coach kerr was asked what it was liked to see curry perform at that level. he said i'm glad he's on my team. john and lynda, back to you. >> almost as good as the '86 celtics. stunning. every time steph curry shoots, you think it is going in. >> the best all-time shooter ever. >> i'm going with yes. some other basketball last night. hollywood ending for kobe bryant. the laker great did a really great job finishing out his 20-year hall of fame career. he scored 60 points in his final game. and he took 50 shots. that's a lot of shots.
series of close encounters with the fighter jet and the u.s. destroyer in the baltic sea raising tensions. this video released by the navy. an unarmed russian jet conducted a simulated defensive move came within feet of the aircraft sunday night. one described the drill as the most aggressive action taken by the russian military in recent memory. let's go live to moscow and bring in cnn's matthew chance with the latest. matth matthew, what do the russians say about this? >> reporter: well, it has been some time before they gave any reaction. the russian defense minister
gave a statement. saying this. all flights by planes from the russian air force are completed in strict compliance with international law in territory over international waters. they are denying any kind of wrongdoing on the part of the russian aircraft or pilots in this occasion. although those images clearly show that the russian water plane su-24 came in close proximity to the "uss donald cook" as much as 30 feet. it left ripples on the waves in the baltic sea as it whooshed pasted. a close encounter. it was irresponsible and could have caused an accident of some kind or military incident. they are considering whether or not to make a formal protest. >> it is flat out provocative.
both the u.s. and russian military are operating in that area. explain why. >> reporter: because the baltic sea is essentially the stretch of water which has become the frontline between the nato states of the baltics, latvia, lithuania and estonia and russia. since 2014 with the conflict over ukraine and the russian annexation over crimea, there is a lot of cold war style. this is one of the areas where the two forces come into contact. it's not the first time this has happened to the "uss donald cook." it was buzzed at close range before. this thing happens quite a lot. >> matthew chance, take something chances there.
safety has to be a concern for sailors and the pilot as well. thank you, matthew. let's get an early start on your money. alison kosik joins us. alison. >> good morning. seeing red arrows and green arrows. markets are mixed. asian markets ending higher. red arrows for european markets. it was another great day for wall street yesterday. dow, nasdaq and s&p closing at the highest levels of the year. the dow closed up 187 points. now close to 18,000. the financial sector led the rally. jpmorgan chase earning report was good enough. it wasn't great. it was good enough for wall street for the gains. today we will hear from bank of america and wells fargo. first it was the boss, now one of the beatles. ringo starr protesting the new north carolina law many are
calling anti-lgbt. it requires people to use restrooms based on their birth gender. the former drummer is cancelling his june show in cary, north carolina. he says he hates to disappoint his fans, but stands against hatred. he follows bruce springsteen who canceled a concert there. palpal stopped expansion in the state because of the law. thank you, alison. "early start" continues now. >> we are just hours from the bashing in brooklyn. the big debate there. hillary clinton and bernie sanders face-off on the debate stage days before the new york primary. no charges for donald trump's campaign manager.