the east. we could not wait until 6:00 to tell you all the news that went down. your head looirngs front-runners for real. donald trump and hillary clinton with statement wins. trump winning big in three states while ohio governor john kasich does stay alive with his first win at home in ohio. a big win for him. establishment favorite marco rubio suffering a humiliating loss in florida. his campaign now suspended. you keep hearing that word "suspended." we're going to tell you why that may matter and may matter big coming up. missouri, we'll tell you why it's simply too close. you're going to hear from donald trump live in our 7:00 hour. stick around for that. >> on the democratic side, hillary clinton taking four states, cementing her path to the nomination. the race in missouri, though, is still not called. it is razor thin. this as bernie sanders vows to push forward deviet the delegate mass. we have this race covered as only cnn can.
let's begin with john berman on who won when where and the latest totals, john. overtime. on the rupp side, donald trump ahead by only 1,700 votes. we're not going to call this race just yet. we're going to wait for absentee and provisional ballots. right now, too close to make a projection. the same is true on the department carat ek side. hillary clinton leads by about 1,500 votes. if you're within a certain percentage, you're allowed to ask for a recount. there's no indication that bernie sanders is going to do that just yet. y ohio john kasich finally won in his home state. look at florida. hometown boy marco rubio, he lost and he lost bad. the only county he won, his home county of dade. lost every other county in the state to donald trump. donald trump picks up all 99
delegates there, a huge win. other states for the republicans, donald trump edges out tz in north carolina. they both get some. the state of illinois, donald trump again edging out ted cruz. donald trump will end up with most of the delegates in illinois. that is very important. look at the delegate math as it stands right now. donald trump with 640. pretty far ahead of ted cruz. this does innn't include missou. marco rubio who has now suspended his campaign. and you can see john kasich over there. let's talk about the democrats right now. hillary clinton with a very big win in the state of florida by more than 30 points over bernie sanders. look at ohio. she had a pretty big win there too. remember, bernie sanders and the sanders campaign thought they had a chance in ohio especially after michigan. oh, no. about a 12-point win for hillary clinton right there. other states for the democrats,
hillary clinton edging up over bernie sanders. let's look at the delegate machlgt hillary clinton with 1,500. bernie sanders, 800. even without the super delegates hillary clinton expanded her lead over 300 delegates ahead. michaela. >> meanwhile john kasich keeping hope alive with a win at home. the question now, will kasich's victory slow the path to the nomination. we have more from ohio. hi, there. >> donald trump once again proving he can when all over the place. last night in his victory speech he sort of nodded to the anger and frustration that has helped him notch wins in 18 states so far. >> we went up in june.
most people said i wouldn't run, i'm having a good time. i'm having a very nice time but i'm working very hard. there is great anger. believe me, there's great anger. >> reporter: one candidate who could not was marco rubio. he suffered a humiliating win in his home state and suspended his bid. he urged voters to steer away from the kind of politics that donald trump is espousing but it's clear marco rubio is not going to be the one to stop him. instead it's ted cruz who's trying to turn it into a two-man race with donald trump. he's locked in trying to win in missouri. meanwhile you have john kasich saying, hold on. he finally picked up a win, his first state, ohio. it's unclear where else john kasich is going to be able to win. but as of right now, both he and ted cruz are vowing to take this
to the convention. >> thank you for breaking that down. hillary clinton halting bernie sanders' momentum. clinton setting her sights on donald trump and the general election in november. cnn's jeff zeleny is live in chicago with more. good morning, jeff. >> good morning, alisyn. it turns the corner to the next phase of this campaign, and by that i mean the fall election. she's still not there quit on delegates but this is exactly where this is heading. mathematically up until now it's been challenging for bernie sanders. politically it's going to be all but impossible as democrats begin setting their sights on the fall. thatlet's take a listen. >> when we hear a candidate for
president call for rounding up 1,200 immigrants, banning all muslims from entering the united states, when he embraces tort e torture, that doesn't make him strong. that makes him wrong. >> now, hillary clinton is counting on all that applause as she begins to tilt this toward donald trump. she's not calling on bernie sanders to get out but other democrats will start doing so. >> all right. chris, obviously, the campaign having a big night but also the last time they got ahead of bernie sanders too fast, too soon. the voters heading to the polls broadly expressed concerns about the economy. we see that in the exit poll. let's bring in cnn chief correspondent christine romans here to break down the deciding factors. a lot to look at. >> oil prices, home prices are rising, but that's not what
voerts telling us they feel. let's start with voters in illinois where 65% say they're very worried about the economy. the very worried voters, they broke finance donald trump. we saw the same thing happening in north carolina. 65% say they're very worried about the economy. a lot of that fear there rooted in years of trade deals that those people think kill american jobs. now, trump grabbed 45% of those very worried voters. but across the board, this is so very interesting. when we asked them about their family's financial situation, they say it was holding city. 65% say they're holding city. there's an anxiety in the country we're not headed in the right direction, but if you ask what's in their pocketbook, it's okay. looking 'cross the board, 81% in missouri say their're somewhat or very worried about the economy. similar trend in ohio. seven in ten say they're worried about the economy. a majority of voters saying, by
the way, trade is taking away u.s. jobs. here's a surprise, you guys. hillary clinton beat out bernie sanders with those voters, the people who thought trade is taking away jobs, they voted for hillary clinton, more of them. an important win for clinton because she lost michigan to bernie sanders after he attacked her past support of free trade agreements. >> that is significant. thanks for showing us that, christine. let's break it all down. we want to brick in sara murray and senior contribute, matthew lewis and "meet the press" moderator david gregory. >> a little never the night trump on twitter said, yep, we agree with that and he knocks out mark co-rubio. so he continues to be in this
demanding decision. no one else has really consolidated everywhere else, so he's in a very strong position. he's not done yet. kasich is still fighting. and the fact that david has a new day means that anti-trump vote is still divided between him and cruz. i think that's ultimately to trump's benefit and so do a lot of conservatives who worry about kasich's mini surge in his home state. >> you're hearing a lot of talk about unity from different corners of the party. we haven't seen it that quickly after elections. matt, let's take a listen to donald trump as he talked about ryan and mcconnell and what the theme is now. >> paul ryan called me the other day, tremendous call. i spoke with mitch mcconnell today. we had great conversation. the fact is we have to bring our party together. we have to bring it together. >> the unity guy. matt lewis, do you believe that there is now a coalescing around
trump? are you seeing indications of that? >> no, not really. i think when donald trump describes so-and-so called me and they were great and they said this, let's see how it plays out. i have no doubt they spoke. did i got down the way he said it? that's unclear. i think it will be a tough pill for republicans to swallow. i would not be surprised if still there's a contested convention and if you had a lot of republicans distance themselves from donald trump. i think about the baggage that comes, all of the things that donald trump has said or done, not just in his career, but just in this campaign. >> just us. >> exactly. >> don't forget, you've got membered of congress with leadership positions. >> last night, sara, donald trump talked about the negativity in the race but he talked about it as the negativity that's been hurled
his way, no that he's responsible in any way but what's been leveled against him. listen to this. >> nobody has ever, ever in the history of politics received the kind of negative advertising that i have. by the way. mostly false. it ended up to be over $40 million. and you explain it to me. i can't. my numbers went up. i don't understand it. nobody understands it. my numbers went up. >> sara, what about those numbers? >> reporter: first, ailson, it's not true that donald trump is the only one to face negative advertising. if you're the front runner and it's a negative race, you're facing negative advertising. that's what a presidential race looks like. but i think we're going to see a day of reckoning with the
anti-trump forces and they're going to have to look at what path to take going forward. they'll have to begin wooing delegates if there is a contested convention, but i think it's going to be a harder sell. they did spaend lot of money in florida. they ultimately did not get the return on investment they wanted and i'm hearing more. what does happen if we take this to a contested convention. if donald trump is far ahead in the delegate lead and we snatch this nomination out from under him, what kind of backlash are we going to see across the country. that's something that was felt all the more real after people were watching what was going on in chicago and the battle between trump supporters there. >> sara murray, very dignified by calling it return on investment. that's not what's going on there. you have a huge group of people going after trump. that's fnot what we say.
that's what's funny. he's selling the anything actne attacks. you go after his character, supporters feel insulted. 75% of supporters in recent polls say they will not change their minds. what does that tell you? you have to do better. how does that play? suspended. nobody's ending their campaigns. that means they get to keep their delegates and we hear they don't want to go to the convention. how does this play out? >> if you have a contested convex, not don't you have an opportunity to speak at your convention if you held ont yo. he's still got 160 delegates. >> 170. >> it can be increasingly important if we get into a situation where nobody's at 1,273 or 1,237. the other piece of this is i agree with you. you don't want to go after trump
personally. we receive that. but whether voters think he's honest or trustworthy, that's where damage has been done. >> not with his supporters. though. >> that's really the point. as you move forward is there enough opportunity to move forward where kasich seems like a long shot. >> panel, thank you. we should let everyone know coming up in our 7:00 hour we will be speaking to the republican front-runner donald trump about his big night and the road ahead and we'll also hear from senator ted cruz in just minutes. meanwhile hillary clinton rebounding from her loss in michigan last weekend with four big wins last night. can sanders still derail her packet path to the nomination? we'll discuss that ahead on "new day."
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front-runner winning at least four states. she may have run the table, but this isn't about states. it's about delegate count, and she took a big chunk of what was needed, even with missouri still too close to call. so now what? let's bring back in david gregory and others. preston, when you look at last night, the victory impressive if for no other reason because of all the different boxes clinton checked with different demograph demographics. what did you see? >> look. no doubt. very surprising wins for hillary clinton. it shows what bernie sanders was using as far as trades in michigan did not work in the states of ohio and illinois, and we'll see what happens in missouri. look. hillary clinton had a great night last night. bernie sanders said he's going go on. i spoke to one of his advisers a few hours ago and he said the math looks good. the bottom line is hillary
clinton had a great night and she's looking forward to november. >> jackie, let's look at the expect poll. one of the questions was in ohio. do you believe trade in other countries takes away u.s. jobs? that's something sanders won on. in ohio they voted differently. they voted more often for clinton than sanders. how do we explain this shift? >> i mean it is a hard thing to explain. but i have to say. there's other things i notice in these exit polls. clinton isn't winning with the demographics she's losing. the map still looks better for her. we were talking about the map is getting better for sanders. the delegate map is not getting better for sanders. so it's hard to see where he gains delegates going forward. >> well t ambition was that sanders would invigorate young voters in way to change the math of the map as it would usually
lie with typical turnout. so, david, what we're just pointing out, what does seem to be the new theme based on last night is clinton and trump exciting each other's bases. we've seen last night with latino voter, with democratic black voters, big turnouts and leads for hillary clinton. ha's going to be huge for her. >> huge, huge. first of all, clinton is doing well with you know who? democrats who show up, which happens to be really important getting democratic nomination. she's not doing well with younger voters. 's an area of weakness. and independent voters in this contest who are voting for sanders. >> that's a problem, right? >> that's a problem in the general election. it with us david plouffe who ran the campaign in 2008. look. i believe if you look at that obama coalition, young people, women, minorities, they're going to turn out in big number,
arguably as big as '08 and '12 as they did for obama. it may not be as much enthusiasm for her as much as fear of donald trump. she's going to turn out a lot of supporters for him in what's going to tournament to be a high-impact negative campaign in terms of the nominees. >> i want to talk about your conversation with the sanders folks. we always talk about the math, the momentum, and we talk about the map. it sounds like they're not going anywhere. it seems like wisconsin, california, new york, there are some states where they think they'll still be able to make inroads and get the map to work? >> they do. look. in some ways, i do think it's wishful thinking on their part, but at this point they're looking to arizona, utah, alaska, hawaii, and washington state. all of those states with the exception of arizona, they're all caucus states, so that means bernie sanders would have a better time organizing around
the real liberal part of the democratic party to try to get them out to support him. but the fact is the math still doesn't add up for him because even if he wins those caucus states or if he were to win arizona -- although i think that's in hillary clinton's way because of the hispanic vote -- he'd have to win by such a decisive margin in order to overcome the lead, which is enormous at this point. >> jackie, will it's talk about one of these basic suppositions, which is what david was turning out, the turnout. what is the argument for turnout? certainly the gop, they've got bigger numbers, but what does this mean going forward? >> trump has turned all of the models on their head. the democrats don't have anything that matches who trump is bringing out. first-time voters, it nmay be te
first time they're voting that. ire going have to turn out minorities. they're not looking to trump for leadership. you have to imagine that part of the base is staying put, but it's about getting those people out there. >> i think it's just so important to emphasize that trump has completely defied expectations. he keeps showing elasticity. we keep talking about the ceiling. he got higher than the ceiling. he's winning all over the place. he's got a lot of moderate positions winning all over the place. this is still an establishment year that hillary clinton is running. >> panel, thank you again. gop leaders listing disappointment with their party. we're going to have a lot more coverage with you this morning include a look with where the races go from here. you're going to hear from senator ted cruz now saying it's just him and trump. he's coming up on the show. trump with why he is the unifier. coming up. stay with us. your account in se. and once you find it,
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>> our commander in chief has to be able to defend our country, not embarrass it. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. good morning, and what a morning it is. welcome to your new day. it's wednesday, march 16th, 6:00 in the east. donald trump and hillary clinton taking big steps towards their party's nominations. strong performances on super tuesday the third. trump capturing three more states, including a rout in florida that sends marco rubio packing. john kasich, keeping his slim hopes alive with a big win in hometown ohio. missouri, still too close to call for both parties. donald trump is coming up on the show live to make his case, as a unifier. on the democratic side, a slam dunk night for hillary clinton. she's captured four states and as chris said, missouri is
still too close to call at this hour.
so bernie sanders' momentum seems blunted for now, but the vermont senator says he will continue on. he says the map gets better for him. we have the race covered the way only cnn can, starting with john berman, with the super tuesday scorecards and the news delegate totals. john? >> alison, start with overtime in the state of missouri. show me a close race. donald trump 1,700 votes ahead of ted cruz. we're not ready to call it just yet, but you would rather be donald trump there. just as you would rather be hillary clinton in missouri right now. she's ahead by 1,500 votes, but they're still going to count the absentees and provisionals. we'll get back to you on missouri. let's look at the republican race as a whole. in ohio, john kasich finally on the board. he wins his first state and 66 delegates in his home state of ohio. but the home state discount did not work for marco rubio, not at all. he was crushed by donald trump in his home
state of florida. i want to show you something in
florida, if you look over here. the only county marco rubio won, dade county. that's where he lives. if he didn't live there, he didn't win it. donald trump won in north carolina, proportionate delegate allocation there. illinois, donald trump edged out ted cruz there as well. he's going to win the lion's share of these delegates. and in the delegate race, donald trump stretched his lead 640, 405 for ted cruz. you can see marco rubio and john kasich behind there. let's look at the democratic race right now. huge wins for hillary clinton in florida. huge moral victory for hillary clinton in ohio. this one, the bernie sanders' campaign thought it would be close in illinois. hillary clinton wins there as well. and in north carolina, a big win for hillary clinton there, too. let's look at the delegate math. this includes super delegates, 1500 for hillary clinton, about 800 for bernie sanders. without super delegates, hillary clinton still leads by more than 300. and she did extend that lead
last night. michaela? >> thank you so much for that, john. at least three more states in the win column then for donald trump, but the coveted state of ohio goes to governor john kasich. will kasich's hometown win create a problem for trump? our sarah murray is live from miami with more for us. hi, sarah? >> reporter: good morning, michaela. donald trump proving once again that he can win all over the country, and raising the question whether anyone can stop him. >> we're going to win, win, win. >> reporter: donald trump celebrating another big primary night. >> i'm having a very nice time. but you know what? i'm working very hard. and there is great anger. believe me, there is great anger. >> reporter: the republican front-runner racking up victories in three more states, bringing his total now to 18. the race so tight in missouri, trump leading cruz by less than 2,000 votes, that a winner hasn't yet been declared. cruz insisting the race is down to him and trump. >> only two campaigns have a plausible path to the nomination. >> reporter: but ohio governor
john kasich is still keeping hope alive, clinching his first win of the race in the winner-take-all state of ohio. >> i have to thank the people of the great state of ohio. i love you, is all i can say. >> reporter: and in florida, trump putting a nail in the coffin of establishment darling, senator marco rubio. >> i want to congratulate marco rubio on having run a really tough campaign. he's tough, he's smart, and he's got a great future. >> reporter: rubio ending his presidential ambitions after a bruising double-digit loss to trump in his home state. >> while it is not god's plan that i be president in 2016 or maybe ever, and while today my campaign is suspended, the fact that i've even come this far is evidence of how special america truly is. >> reporter: now down to a three-man race, trump continues to call for unity. >> we have to bring our party together. we have to bring it together. >> reporter: while kasich and cruz make a pitch to rubio
supporters. both pledging to take this fight all the way to the convention. >> to those who supported marco, who worked so hard, we welcome you with open arms. >> thank you, from the bottom of my heart. but i want you to know something. we're going to go -- we are going to go all the way to cleveland and secure the republican nomination! >> reporter: now, we're hearing a lot of this talk about a potential contested convention. and if you're ted cruz and able the to keep winning some dates further down the line, there might be a shot there. but the big question for john kasich is where else does he have a chance to win beyond his home state of ohio. his campaign says they're headed right to pennsylvania, so we'll see how he fares there. >> sara murray, thank you. hillary clinton stopping bernie sanders in his tracks.
she bounced back four big wins, maybe, maybe she's going to win in missouri as well. too close to tell right now. cnn's senior washington correspondent jeff zeleny live in chicago with more. what's the word, my friend? >> good morning, chris. hillary clinton didn't just win, she won big. the margin of 14 points in ohio is the shot in the arm, the boost that the clinton campaign was looking for. even here in illinois, the home state of hillary clinton, which she was worried about going into it, they won by two percentage points. you could hear it in the sound of her voice last night in florida, that she's ready to turn the corner. >> we are moving closer to securing the democratic party nomination and winning this election in november! you know, because of all of you and our supporters across the country, our campaign has earned more votes than any other candidate, democrat or
republican >> now, if it was mathematically impossible in terms of delegates for bernie sanders before, it is going to become politically all but impossible for him. start waiting for democratic senators and others to start encouraging him to reassess this. his campaign, of course, says he's going to stay in this race, but he does become more of a message candidate here. even though he wins delegates going forward in some of those western states, the party now is ready to start taking on donald trump. so that is why this moment is so different, alison. that's why last night, such a big, big night for hillary clinton. >> absolutely. okay, jeff, thanks so much for all of that. as we've been hearing throughout this race, republican voters are angry. a clear majority of them saying that they feel betrayed, even by their own party. so our christine romans joins us now with more of the deciding factors last night. what are you seeing, christine? >> we're seeing the republican voters are mad at their party and mad at the federal government. i want to start in north carolina. 53% of republicans say they are dissatisfied. 40% say they are angry with the federal government.
and of those who are angry, they favored donald trump. ted cruz, a distant second. that gap was even wider in florida, with 59% voting for supporting donald trump. ted cruz and marco rubio, well behind him in that category, in that state. another issue, where trump is dominating, an issue he basically created in this election cycle, dramatic gop support across all five states for donald trump's proposed ban against muslims entering the united states. look at this. in missouri, 73% of republican primary voters support banning muslims from entering the u.s. of that large swath in missouri, donald trump gets the most votes. but ted cruz was not far behind there. in illinois, 68%, 68% support a ban on muslims. 28% oppose it. trump is their pick for president as well. he earns 48% of the vote in that category. look, there is this issue here, this ban on muslims, as a category he essentially created, right? he created this question that we ask now for exit polls.
of all those five states, dramatic support for that donald trump proposed ban. >> thank you so much. meanwhile, senator ted cruz doing all he can to paint the republican field as a two-man race now, despite john kasich's win in the key state of ohio, john berman spoke with ted cruz and he joins us now with more. >> ted cruz wishes this was a two-man race, i wish i could du dunk a basketball. neither things are true as we stand here today. john kasich still in this race. and ted cruz used some of the sharpest language i have heard yet about john kasich. >> senator cruz, thanks for being with us. what's your best assessment of this final super tuesday? >> well, i think tuesday night was a good night. what we saw tuesday night was the field has continued to narrow even more. and we now have a clear one-on-one choice between me and donald trump. there are only two candidates that have any plausible path to winning the republican nomination. only two candidates that have any plausible path to getting to
1,237 delegates. so i think that was very beneficial. and head-to-head, directly with donald trump, we beat donald trump -- >> i can't help but notice you call this head-to-head and one-on-one. john kasich won ohio. >> yeah. >> john kasich is staying in this race. >> yeah. >> what is your message to john kasich? >> well, listen, i congratulate john kasich on winning his home state, but it's mathematically impossible for john kasich to become the nominee. at this point, he had lost 20 states before ohio. and it's mathematically impossible for him to go forward. and so if you actually want to defeat donald trump, there's only one campaign that has done so over and over and over again. nine different times, all over the country, we have beaten donald trump, all the way from alaska to the other side to maine and states all in between. >> your message to governor kasich is "get out"? >> well, i think any candidate, if you don't have a clear path to winning, it doesn't make sense to stay in the race. and i would note, every day john
kasich stays in the race benefits donald trump. >> you've made a career in washington of sometimes fighting against washington. is it time now to reach out, perhaps, to some of the senators, even republican senators, who you may have alienated in one way or another over the years, including the senate majority leader, mitch mcconnell? >> you know, we are welcoming support from across the republican party. we have seen republicans coming together and unifying the past week. carly fiorina endorsed our campaign. we saw mark levin endorse our campaign. we saw senator mike lee endorse our campaign. we're going to continue, though, to keep the focus of the campaign exactly where it is, that has gotten us to this point. head-to-head with donald trump. and that is focused on the american people, not on washington. listen, people are frustrated, washington has betrayed them. career politicians in both parties have lied to them, have made promises, and then not done what they said. and i believe this republican primary will come down to who
people trust to stand up to washington. >> senator, i read your campaign memo tonight. i know you still think you have a path to get a majority first ballot delegate count. you think you can go to the convention with more delegates than donald trump, but if that doesn't happen, right now, donald trump has the delegate lead. a pretty significant delegate lead. if donald trump goes to the convention with a delegate lead and not a majority, are you prepared to fight on the floor for the nomination? >> well, number one, i believe that we're going to win 1,237 delegates. and win the majority and win it outright before the convention. going forward, each of these states will have a clear choice. do you want donald trump, do you want -- >> but senator, if you don't -- >> -- a candidate who funded the gang of eight -- >> but if you don't have the most delegates, will you fight it out? >> well, look, there are many in the washington establishment who are right now having fevered dreams about a brokered convention, about a deadlock
convention, where they parachute in an establishment candidate who suddenly saves all the fears of the lobbyists. i think that would be an absolute disaster. i think the people would, quite rightly, revolt. i think the way to beat trump is to get to 1,237 delegates. now, if it ends up happening that we get to cleveland and nobody has 1,237, that donald has a whole bunch of delegates and i have a whole bunch of delegates and we come in neck and neck, then it's up to the delegates to decide. >> senator ted cruz from texas, thanks for being with us. >> god bless. >> so just to be clear, senator cruz opposes the idea of a contested convention, unless he is contesting the convention. chris? >> well play edplayed! well played is! he can dunk a basketball. let's bring in cnn political reporte reporter, maeve reston. we have david gregory and matt lewis. david gregory, let's vet what
senator cruz just said to j.b. he said, look, we're going to beat him, we're reaching out, we're getting a big tent, and then he names carly fiorina and mark levin. is that part of the problem for him in terms of being a consensus candidate? >> right, i don't think he's a consensus candidate. he's got a lot of work to do. and if he's getting any establishment support in washington from the likes of lindsey graham and others in the senate, it's because they're so afraid of donald trump, not because they love ted cruz. the problem for cruz, who wants so desperately to have this one-on-one matchup is that he's not consolidating parts of the party that he should. you know, unless he pulls out missouri, of all the states that are heavier on evangelical voters, he's not winning those. didn't win those last night. and now the map, i think, gets more formidable for him, more blue states, where he's had a harder time even hitting 30% among non-evangelicals in other contests. that's a difficulty for hi. and the fact that kasich is still in does hurt. because kasich is doing well
among highly educated people within the republican party, it does split up that anti-trump vote. and trump wants other people out of the race because he wans to lock this thing down. but having both kasich and cruz helps him at this point. >> matt, trump had a huge night, as we've been saying, and he talked about how he did it to spite everything that was thrown at him. to spite all the negativity and negative advertising from super pacs. so let me play what he said last night. >> nobody has ever, ever, in the history of politics, received the kind of negative advertising that i have. record, record, record. by the way, mostly false. it added up to over $40 million. and you explain it to me, because i can't. my numbers went up. i don't understand it. nobody understands it. my numbers went up. >> there you go, matt. i mean, that is true. >> well, his numbers went up, it's too dumb to fail, you know?
that's basically what we have. i think donald trump, first of all, has enjoyed all sorts of free media attention. we know that. even at a time when he didn't deserve it, right? this summer, before he was the front-runner, he really dominated the air waves, because he's so compelling and so charismatic. and his message, you know, really does resonate. i think that's the big takeaway for me right now, is that this is an angry time. marco rubio's a candidate of optimism and donald trump is a candidate of pessimism and a vessel to express our anger. and that's what's happening right now. i would also say, yeah, a lot of money has been spent against donald trump in recent days, but he really enjoyed months, where republicans, the anti-trump republicans were attacking each other, and mostly leaving him alone. so, it's a great talking point, but i think that if you put it in context, you know, trump has done pretty darned well in terms of the way he's been treated. >> you have a screen of nodding heads coming at you right now,
matt lewis. especially when you talk about that they waited too long. maeve reston, there's an old expression, scared money never wins. and you had people who didn't want to go after trump for a long time. and now they're trying to disqualify him after he's already the front-runner. not working too well. he's now saying his task is to unify. how do we see that happening, maeve reston? >> i don't -- i think that's going to be a very difficult task for him, going forward. and it's exactly right. what you said. i mean, you have donald trump, who's been building a brand for decades. and these anti-trump forces came in, there was kind of a siren call to donors a couple of weeks ago, and they had a window of just a couple of weeks to try to change all of that branding that he's been working on for so long. i think, you know, the fact that we saw a closer contest in missouri than some people were expecting was, you know, a little bit of a win for them there. but it does tell you how difficult that is going forward. and donald trump as a unity
candidate, i have a really hard time wrapping my mind around that. i think we all do. his rhetoric has been so divisive. he has such high unfavorables, even within his own party, which is why, when you look at this general election matchups with hillary clinton, other candidates like ted cruz and marco rubio were actually looking stronger up against her. so, i think, actually, you know, maybe the story going forward, over the next couple of weeks, is how much work he will have ahead of him, if he does actually make it to become the nominee. >> david, let's talk about john kasich. he long promised he was going to win ohio, as marco rubio promised he was going to win florida, but john kasich delivered. he won. he won big. and he was feeling very exuberant last night. let's listen to his win. >> we want to bring the country together and not divide this country anymore. that's why this was such a big victory tonight, because what it does is it says, you want to go and divide 'em? okay, you came to ohio, you threw everything you had at me, and guess what, it didn't work? because we know that we need to
unite this country and be americans and not spend our time dividing people in this country. >> okay, so his argument has always been that it's not just ohio, now this will give him momentum. >> that is the argument. you know, it's interesting how the contrast with marco rubio, who talked last night about, he rode into washington, rode into washington on a tea party wave, the problem is the extension of that tea party populism is ultimately what crushed him and that wave was a bigger wave and it was donald trump. kasich is on a different part of the beach. he's playing to more moderate voters within the republican party, but that's really his problem. a lot of that momentum he argues he can win in states that might be winner-take-all or even proportional states that are bluer in nature, where he can get more of the moderate vote, but the difficulty is it is hard to win in a republican primary without having more of the bedrock conservatives and that's what he up against. >> we have a big hour coming up. >> and this turn in the narrative that's coming up with trump saying is we've got to unify, we've got to get the
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if you are just waking up, hillary clinton is back firmly in the democratic driver's seat. she has cemented her front-runner status with big wins in four states, plus at this hour, she's narrowly ahead in missouri, which is still too close to call. you can see the margin there. so what does this mean for bernie sanders and for hillary going forward? let's welcome back david gregory. we also want to bring in cnn politics executive editor, mark preston, and senior politics editor for the daily beast, jackie kucinich. mark, i want to start with you. i know you've had some conversations with the bernie sanders camp. what have they been telling you happened last night with hillary's big sweep? >> heading into tuesday night, their answer was this wasn't about winning states, it was about winning delegates, and that was their goal.
but what i don't think they anticipated is that hillary clinton would do so well in illinois, in ohio, and we'll see what happens in missouri right there. another thing that they said to me, although this could have been favorable spin on their part. they said if they, at the end of tuesday night, is if they only had a 200, 225-delegate lead over bernie sanders, they would then be concerned. but i just did the math. and guess what, they're over 300 right now. 320 delegates over bernie sanders. the fact of the matter is that hillary clinton has the establishment democratic party behind her. she has a big lead with the super delegates. and quite frankly, last night, she overcame expectations and she really ran the board, all the way from florida, all the way out to illinois. >> jackie, we'll double check those numbers, because as we know, when preston runs out of fingers and toes the, he gets a little spotty. >> one, two, three. >> see what i'm saying? >> i'm not going to throw stones there. >> if you do, throw them at him. >> jackie, when we look at what happened last night, very good for hillary clinton in terms of galvanizing her base, energizing
them, latinos and african-americans. but she did not make headway, as you pointed out, with the group she needs to. what's the plus/minus? >> yeah, if you look across all of the states, she didn't do well with millennials. but as we talked about earlier, the map gets better for her from here. look at arizona, a very large latino population there. she's expected to do well there. places like california, another very large hispanic population. the one bright spot i could see for bernie sanders other than these caucus states is someone like wisconsin. wisconsin has all the makings of a good sanders' state. it has a very strong populous base and it's also frankly very white. it's a mostly caucasian state. so that could bode well. but the difference between bernie sanders and some of these republican candidates that are dropping out is that he still has money. he has a lot of money. and these very small donors that are still giving to him and still believing in his message. he could potentially stay in this race for a lot longer, wether or not it's feasible for
him to win or not. >> even if bernie sanders stays in and even if he wins wisconsin or something to that effect, hillary clinton seems to be shifting her focus now to the general and to trump, as she did last night. listen to this. >> our commander in chief has to be able to defend our country, not embarrass it. when we hear a candidate for president calling for rounding up 12 million immigrants, banning all muslims from entering the united states, when he embraces torture, that doesn't make him strong. it makes him wrong. >> your thoughts? >> well, i think she's trying to do a couple of things here. look, she's in a very good place in terms of her delegate lead and i think that's a reality for her moving forward. it's going to be very difficult for sanders. but she's trying to also deal with some of her areas of
weakness, younger voters, the enthusiasm gap. she's trying to say to people who might be kind of lukewarm on her, look, do you want the alternative if the alternative is trump? and i think she wants to turn out those elements of the obama coalition, younger voters, women, minorities, in very, very big numbers because she's going to need them. independent voters, she's showing some weaknesses there. >> in fact, we have a poll suggesting that with the exit polls. sanders got 70% of people who identified themselves as independents. hillary clinton will need them to beat donald trump. >> and by the way, we could have donald trump, who has surprising resonance among independent voters. david plough who ran obama's campaign in '08 was saying that last night. so there's real potential there. she's got to try to overcome that. and look, white working class voters, in 2008, in the states that voted last night, she actually was winning among those. she lost them last night. again, it shows -- >> different race. >> it's a different race, she was up against barack obama, no question. but still, these are pockets of vulnerability for her that she wants to try to overcome.
>> and overall turnout is down. >> for the democrats. >> certainly up for the gop, we know that. but for her, it's down. that's what we're talking about right now, although last night, six out of ten democrats, in all the states except ohio, said they want president obama's policies to continue. and ohio was about five out of ten. that was a big checkmark for her in winning those states. how does she galvanize, if bernie sanders doesn't make it all the way, does she have a better chance of galvanizing his base than donald trump does of galvanizing the base of ted cruz and the others who have dropped? >> yeah, no question about it. the question is, can donald trump overcome that by bringing the new voters in as we've seen so far. a couple things to say about hillary clinton right now, while she's not doing well with white voters right now, she is doing extremely well for two very important parts of the democratic base, right? african-americans and hispanic voters. if bernie sanders leaves the race, those white voters are not going to go vote for donald trump. they don't have the same policy
agenda that bernie sanders has. so, they're going to be -- sanders' people are going to clinton. they're not going to -- they're going to trump voters. so she does have problem with these voters, but i think she'll be able to correct it and fix it. >> panel, thanks so much for all of your insight. what a night. great to have you break it down for us. let's get to michaela for some other news. president obama expected to announce his supreme court nominee later today. who is it going to be? we'll take a look at that, next. you can worry about them. you can even choose a car for them. (mom) honey, are you ok? (child) i'm ok. (announcer vo) love. (mom) we're ok. (announcer vo) it's what makes a subaru, a subaru.
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record this. voila. remotes you are back. the x1 voice remote is here. x1 customers get your voice remote by visiting xfinty.com/voiceremote. so breaking overnight, we've learned that president obama may name his choice to succeed late supreme court justice antonin scalia as earlier as today. cnn's athena jones is live from the white house with these breaking details for us. athena? >> good morning, michaela. that's right. sources familiar with the process tell us that the white house team in charge of vetting the potential candidates has completed its work. so who will it be? well, we know president obama has said he wants to pick a so-called consensus candidate, someone who could get republican support. and we also know from several sources that three appellate court judges are said to be in
the top tier among potential picks. sri was confirmed in may of 2013, praised by texas senator ted cruz, who calls him a longtime friend. cruz is on the senate judiciary committee. now, srinivasan was born in india. merrick garland was appointed in is the 97 by president clinton, confirmed by a vote of 67-23 and he's 63 years old. paul watford, a judge on the ninth circuit court of appeals in california is also a contender. watford was confirmed by a vote of 61-34, 48 years old, and he would be the third african-american to serve after thurgood marshal and clarence thomas. those are three names said to be
finalists. we are awaiting word on who is the ultimate finalist. >> very interesting to see what happens there today. thank you so much, athena. is the republican race now a two or three-man race? it depends on who you ask? john kasich has one opinion and ted cruz has another. we'll hear from cruz on why he thinks he can stop trump. no one's the same without the game of football... like @carrieairy1, who writes, "i just picked a middle row seat, by the bathroom, "and started a conversation with the weirdo next to me. it's an 8-hour flight. why?" no football. that's why
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senator ted cruz prefers to look at the republican field now as a two-man race with donald trump. but john kasich's win in the key battleground state of ohio and what he says is a favorable map going forward puts that theory in doubt. how did last night's results change the race? joining us now to discuss, ted cruz national spokesperson, ron nearing. and kabc radio host and donald trump supporter, john phillips. trump won the night, so, john, i start with you. what do you believe the situation is on the gop side? is it that two-man race, a three-man race, or is it now all about your man, trump? >> well, i think that last night was a huge night for donald trump, particularly when you look at florida.
just to put that in perspective, he won florida last night with 46%, which is bigger than the margin that ted cruz won his home state of texas with 44%. and when you look at the map, it's a map that gets better for donald trump as we move on into the future. a lot of big states, a lot of blue states are going to be voting, including new york, new jersey, california, states where ted cruz, who has courted evangelical voters very heavily is going to have a lot of problems. i think, effectively, donald trump is the only candidate that has a chance at securing the nomination, without going to a contested convention, without having to get the delegates of other candidates that have dropped out. it's his to lose. >> ron nearing, make the counter case. >> well, i don't think that's the scenario at all. i think you're looking at a very different scenario going forward. number one, donald trump has a real problem winning in states which have closed republican primaries. donald trump draws his strength not from republican voters, but from non-republican voters who
get to vote in republican primaries and tip the scale. of the 22 states that have yet to vote, 14 of them are closed republican primaries, 4 of them allow independents to vote, and 4 of them are what we call trump primaries where democrats can enter the republican primary and shift the contest. as for states like california, i was chairman of the california republican party for four years. i was a nominee for lieutenant governor in 2014. and anyone who thinks that california republicans are blue really doesn't know what they're talking about. california republicans are conservative. in the last poll in the state of california, donald trump was behind ted cruz by two points. that was back in january. those numbers are going to -- will have improved by then, as -- by now, as the race has continued to narrow. so i think the map going forward favors ted cruz, and particularly in a two-person contest, which effectively this is. john kasich is not a factor going forward, because he would have to win 112% of the remaining delegates in order to be the nominee. that's a mathematical impossibility. so it is a two-person race. >> as you know, a lot of people
who are crunching the numbers don't see how ted cruz gets to 1,237, but they do think that he could keep donald trump from getting there. both of them have concerns about going to a convention. ron, do you think that senator cruz can come out of a convention more easily than donald trump? >> well, of course he can. because number one, ted cruz is a much stronger general election candidate than donald trump is. donald trump, as a republican nominee, would give president hillary clinton a democratic senate and a liberal u.s. supreme court for a generation. in head-to-head polls, even ones which donald trump himself cited very selectively in the cnn debate, in a head-to-head contest, number one, in a head-to-head contest between donald trump and ted cruz, ted cruz wins. and in a head-to-head contest between donald trump and hillary clinton, hillary clinton wins. and that's not something which with the republican party nationally, our delegates across the country are going to select. we're not going to select a loser, we're going to select a winner. >> john phillips, how does donald trump unify the party? he was talking about that last night. we believe that's his message
this morning. that's new for him. do you think he can do it? >> yeah, well, he continues to win. that's what happens. and i dispute what ron just said about california. there's a field poll, which is the most accurate poll in the state of california, that has donald trump on top. donald trump is ahead in the state of new york by double digits, according to the latest polls there. of course, ted cruz attacked donald trump for having new york values, very famously, in that debate. and we've seen candidates that have dropped out endorse donald trump. dr. ben carson just did it, chris christie did it, new york mayor rudy giuliani, a huge presence in the mideast, did it. i think you'll see more and more republicans get behind donald trump publicly as it looks like he's going to be the winner. everyone likes to bet on a winning horse. and right now donald trump is the winning horse. >> ron nooerg, how does donald trump undo what he worked so hard to do, which is alienate himself from so many of his brothers and sisters within the
gop? >> it's very interesting, because as the results were coming in last night, i've been receiving e-mail after e-mail from former marco rubio supporters, who are coming onboard to support ted cruz. that's very, very clear that those people, who supported marco rubio, who support john kasich, or supported john kasich, or any of the other candidates, they're not going to go onboard with donald trump. everybody knows donald trump. everybody has an opinion about donald trump, and the overwhelming majority of republicans do not want donald trump to be the republican nominee. that is the single strongest strategic factor that ted cruz has. and john needs to re-read his talking points. because in the field poll that was conducted in january, donald trump is behind ted cruz in california by two points. that is clear. so let's not, you know, perpetuate these myths that somehow in california or in other blue states, ted cruz can't win. ted cruz is leading in those states. and we're going to do very, very well. we will dominate this field in the june 7th primaries, because they tend to be closed and the democrats who tend to cross over and vote for donald trump won't
be able to vote in those contests. >> nobody's going to win by picking polls right now. we'll have to see how it plays out. so let's do this, mr. nehring and mr. phillips, let's come back after we get these rulesul and we'll see who is right and who is not. coming up in minutes, we've heard from the proxies, now we'll hear from the men themselves. we have then front-runner, donald trump, coming on "new day" to make the case for why he can unify his party. mik? >> can you feel it? spring may be in the air. however, millions of americans might see snow in their forecast. i know, i said the s-word. we'll tell you where you can expect it and when, ahead on "new day." covering is caring because covering heals faster. for a bandage that moves with you and stays on all day, cover with a band-aid brand flexible fabric adhesive bandage.
very much. my mom always says, nothing good happens after midnight. but after midnight on saturday night, we get to spring. don't tell that to wisconsin and chicago. wind today in chicago is going to blow 60 and we'll have a foot of snow in parts across northern michigan. i know it's not really spring up there yet. spring happens in july. but we get the idea, we begin to warm up and cool down, and here comes the snow for the weekend. a little bit. boston, pamaybe the cape, maybeo new york city, but i'm thinking 2 to 3 inches at best, that's for boston, probably a dusting for you. chris, i know you go fishing. there's a difference between fishing and wishing. i think this snow is wishing. >> i do a lot of that when i go out there. but as long as everybody's safe at the end, it's all okay. chad, keep us in the loop. appreciate it. last night, no question about it, big night for hillary clinton. she now holds a commanding lead over rival bernie sanders. that will happen between now and the nomination? we have the paths ahead, next.
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we have some major breaking news for you out of the white house. this on the supreme court vacancy. cnn's athena jones has all of the breaking details. athena, what have you learned? >> good morning, alisyn. now we know today is the day. this announcement was going to come in the rose garden a few hours from now, set for 11:00. in an e-mail that is being sent out any moment from now, president obama says that he is picking the person he believes
is imminently qualified to sit on the supreme court. the e-mail also goes on to say that as president, it is both my constitutional duty to nominate a justice, and one of the most important decisions that i or any president will make. and so, of course, the big question is, who is it going to be? well, we know the president has said he wants to pick a so-called consensus candidate. someone who can get republican support. we also know from several sources that three appellate judges are said to be at the top of the list of potential picks. i'll go through them very quickly. sri srinivasan is 49 years old. he's a judge on the u.s. court of appeals for the d.c. circuit. he was confirmed in may of 2013, unanimously by the senate. he was praised by texas senator ted cruz, who is a member of the senate judiciary committee. the two are longtime friends. srinivasan was born in india, raised in kansas, and would be the first asian american justice, should he be confirmed. another judge on that d.c. circuit court, the chief judge, hmerrick garland is also said t
be under consideration. he was confirmed by bipartisan support. and in this top tier we've learned from sources, paul watford, a judge in the ninth circuit in california. he is 48 years old. he would be the third african-american justice, should he be confirmed. we will know at 11:00 a.m. who the pick is. back to you. >> thanks so much for all of that breaking news and we'll check back in with you as it develops. joining us now with reaction to as well as hillary clinton's big night is ohio senator and clinton backer sherrod brown. senator, thanks so much for being with you. >> good to be with you, thank you. >> can we start with the breaking news, first? who do you think the president's pick will be? >> i don't have an opinion on who it will be. i think each of the three is imminently qualified. and each of the three has drawn strong bipartisan support and i hope that means the senate will do it its job. there's not been a full-year vacancy in the supreme court for 150 years. there's no historical precedent. that was because we were at war in the midst of the civil war. the senate needs to do its job. we need to meet with the
nominee. we need, individually, we need to do hearings, as a judiciary committee. we need to bring him -- it looks like three hims, if that's who it is -- we need to bring him to a vote. up or down. and the senate needs to do its job, not just do what monthly monthly has done so far and refusing even to meet with the nominee. >> so what are the chances of what you hope for happening? >> well, i don't know. i think if there's enough attention paid, i talk to a lot of consider i was in cleveland the other day on sunday. i was talking to some republicans who said, it was just outrageous talking about their own party, they won't even give the nominee a hearing. and maybe because the president has reached across the aisle in the sense that all of three of these have gotten good republican support when they were confirmed, when each of them was confirmed, maybe senator grassley will do a hearing and they'll move on it and we'll actually bring it to a vote. if they want to vote no, of course that's their business. but it's our duty to hear this
and to consider it, to advise and consent, bring it to a vote. it's historical precedent to do that. they say, you don't do it in an election year. they're saying this president was only re-elected for a three-year term, and of course that's not true. >> let's talk about hillary clinton's big night last night. she won florida, north carolina, illinois, and ohio. do you believe that for all intents and purposes, she has secured the nomination? >> i think that it's pretty much inevitable. i admire what senator sanders has done. i assume senator sanders stays in, as secretary clinton stayed in through the whole course of the campaign. i think he continues to raise important issues. i think that what senator clinton did, or secretary clinton did, especially in my state, with her ideas about -- she's the only one, really, that's put together sort of a full-blown plan on what do you do about manufacturing, what do you do to enforce trade rules, to make sure that our foreign competitors don't game the system, as much as they have in the past. and that's why i'm pretty
excited about secretary clinton in this campaign and raising her right hand on january 20th next year. >> senator sanders says, not so fast. his campaign says the race now shifts to a map and to states that favor him. he says, wisconsin, california, and new york, last night he made a big appeal for arizona. as a fellow senator and democrat, will you or some of your colleagues press him to drop out? >> absolutely not. as i said, before you asked that question, i don't expect him to drop out. he has every right to stay in this race. i assume that he will, because he has amassed delegates. and going to the convention with delegates is always a positive thing to raise the issues that he cares about, which most democrats care about. i admire him for that. i think he's raised enough money to be able to do that. i think that i was in a town hall in columbus, on the ohio state campus on sunday night, and watching the two of them is a pleasure. when you compare what they do, sounding, you know, very kind of
imminently qualified people who have a very high-class debate, contrasted with sort of the great school attacks and personal attacks on the republican side, it's all good for democrats. it's not so good for the country, the way they're doing it, but it's good for the country the way the democrats are doing it. and more power to both candidates both way. as much as i strongly support hillary, i admire them both. >> there you go. senator sherrod brown, thanks so much for being on "new day". >> thanks. all right. we have more of our super tuesday coverage ahead, including a live interview with donald trump, straight ahead. so let's get right to it. good morning, everyone. what a night. welcome back to "new day." we'll get to our super tuesday results in just a moment. but we do begin with big breaking news on another major political battle. and that, of course, is the supreme court. president obama will announce his pick to fill the vacancy today. >> he's doing this because he has every legal right to. this has never been about the law, it's always been about politics. and his selection, his
nomination will really set up a tough process to see if we have any process to replace justice scalia. the announcement is set for 11:00 this morning. the president says he has chosen someone who is eminently qualified. we do know that there is supposedly three names in play. let's go to cnn's athena jones. she has more from the white house. what do we know? >> reporter: good morning, chris. well, more about the president's view of this task in that e-mail going out right now, the president says in part, as president, it is both my constitutional duty to nominate a justice, and one of the most important decisions that i or any president will make. he goes on to say that he's devoted a considerable amount of time and deliberation to this decision. now, we know from several sources that three appellate court judges are said to be at the top of the list of potential picks. they are sri srinivasan, who is 49 years old. he sits on the u.s. court of appeals for the district of columbia. he was confirmed in may of 2013, unanimously by the senate.
97-0. he got praise from texas senator ted cruz, who is a longtime friend. cruz is on the senate judiciary committee. cruz has also vowed to filibuster any nominee. srinivasan was born in india and raised in kansas and he would be the first asian american justice should he be confirmed. another judge on the d.c. circuit court, the chief judge, is merrick garland. he is said to also be on the list of finalists. garland is 63 years old. he was appointed by president bill clinton in 1997 and confirmed with bipartisan support. paul watford, a judge who sits on the ninth circuit court of appeals in california is also a contender. watford is 48 years old. he was confirmed by a vote of 61-34 and he would be the third african-american justice to serve after justices thurgood marshall and clarence thomas, should he be confirmed. we don't yet know who is going to be the president's pick. but, of course, once there is a
name, this battle with senate republicans becomes less theoretical. michaela? >> certainly, we do know -- thank you so much, athena -- that this nominee is going to face a fascinate political battle. let's turn to emanu raju with more on that. >> reporter: this is going to be a pretty intense fight in the capital. i talked to a lot of republicans yesterday about those possible supreme court picks. and even though they have been unanimously confirmed in their lower court positions by a large margin, republicans say that will not move forward, no matter who it is. john cornyn, number two republican told me yesterday, they would not even conduct a formal background check on the senate judiciary committee, and they, of course, won't have hearings. they've already said that. and they also won't do anything else, with regards to confirmation proceedings. now, this sets a new precedent in deciding how far to go in blocking a president's nominee in an election year. last week, lindsey graham, the south carolina senator, spoke about that in a very contentious
fight in the senate judiciary committee about this very issue. >> we are setting a precedent here today, republicans are, that in the last year, at least of a lame duck eight-year term, i would say it's going to be a four-year term, that you're not going to fill a vacancy of the supreme court based on what we're doing here today. that's going to be the new rule. >> indeed, now, democrats are going to try to make a process argument going forward, saying that the president does have a right -- there's nothing that precludes the president from moving forward with the supreme court pick. and that's going to intensify. progressive groups and the white house and senate democrats are launching a very coordinated messaging campaign. they're going to be in vulnerable republican states back home over the next two-week recess, which starts on monday. chuck grassley, the senate judiciary committee, who's up for re-election, is going to be a prime target, hoping that they will buckle. i'm not sure that they will right now, because they're drawing a pretty firm line,
alisyn. >> manu, thanks so much. we'll have more on the supreme court pick as it develops. thank you for that. now to our other top story. of course, the super tuesday results. donald trump winning at least three more states, beating marco rubio in florida and knocking him out of the race. john kasich, though, clinging to life with a big hometown win in ohio. over on the democratic side, hillary clinton slamming the brakes on bernie sanders' momentum. so we will hear from donald trump live in this hour of "new day." but first, let's go to the super tuesday scorecards and break down where the races go from here. john berman has that. hi, john. >> tuesday's not over yet, alisyn. they're still counting, sort of, in missouri. look how close it is. donald trump ahead by 1,700 votes. they want to look at the absentee and provisional ballots there to give us the final call. right the now, better to be donald trump than ted cruz. still, hillary clinton, the same case in missouri. she's ahead by 1,500 votes, over bernie sanders, winning in the absentee and provisionals to make a final call into that state, as well. let's look at the republican
race, as it stands right now. in ohio, john kasich gets on the board for the first time. he wins his home state, with 66 delegates. donald trump did finish in second there. that hometown cooking didn't help marco rubio, not one bit if he was crushed by donald trump in his home state, by more than 15 points. look at this map right now. the only county that marco rubio won, mike dade county, where he lives. if he did not live there, he did not win it in florida. let's look at some other races for the republicans. donald trump, he won in north carolina, ted cruz in second place right there. in illinois, much the same story. donald trump in first, ted cruz in second, because of the way they allocate delegates there, donald trump will win most of the delegates in illinois. let's look at the delegate race. donald trump with 640. ted cruz pretty far back now at 405. then marco rubio and john kasich, who did pick up his first big group of delegates. for the democrats, hillary clinton, she had a big win in florida.
that was perhaps not a surprise. ohio, much more of a surprise. she had a healthy victory there in a state that the bernie sanders campaign thought they had a good shot in. illinois, hillary clinton's birth state, she won that. that was close, in north carolina, a more comfortable lead as well. what does that do for the delegate race for the democrats? hillary clinton at 1,500, bernie sanders just under 800. this does include super delegates, but even without the super delegates, hillary clinton built her delegate lead and now stands at more than 300 delegates for that lead. chris? >> john berman, you did that so quickly and so well, i don't know why i stayed up last night all night watching these things coming in realtime. thank you for taking us through the outcomes, my friend. one of the headlines is that donald trump wins three, maybe four. but in ohio, it was a setback. and it was a state he wanted very badly. did governor kasich just survive? or is he poised to thrive? cnn's sara murray live from
miami. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, chris. donald trump proving once again he can win all over the country, picking up victories in florida, in illinois, in north carolina. and speaking last night a little bit to the fear, to the anger, to the frustration that has helped to give rise to his candidacy. >> we went up in june, most people said, i'll never run. he's just going to have fun. he's having a good time. this isn't necessarily -- i mean, i am having a good time. you know, i'm having a very nice time. but you know what? i'm working very hard. and there is great anger. believe me, there is great anger. >> now, one candidate who proved to be a poor fit for this frustrated electorate was florida senator marco rubio. he dropped out of the presidential race last night, after a disappointing showing, losing to donald trump, right here in his home state of florida. now, he appealed for a better conservatism, one that's not based on the politics of fear and anxiety, but it's clear he is not going to be the face of that movement. the man who does want to be the alternative to donald trump is ted cruz. he is locked in a tight race
right now with trump in missouri. it's too close to call, but cruz is essentially saying, we are down to a two-man race right now. and while ohio governor john kasich is saying, hold up, wait a minute, i just won my home state of ohio, a winner-take-all state, his first win so far of this election cycle. the big question for kasich, though, is where else is he going to be able to notch a victory? for now, both he and ted cruz say this is going all the way to the convention. back to you, michaela. >> thanks so much. that's the gop side. to the democrats now. hillary clinton slowing down bernie sanders and taking a commanding lead in the delegate race. she scored a near-sweep of major states and holds a lead in yet-to-be-decided missouri. jeff zeleny is live in chicago with more for us. hi, jeff. >> good morning, michaela. now, hillary clinton didn't just win last night, she won big. at least four states out of five, and possibly five. but even more than that, she won the confidence back that her campaign had been lacking a bit. but at her campaign victory rally last night in south florida, just miles up the road
from where donald trump was, it was clear who was on her mind. and who she believes her next rival is. >> when we hear a candidate for president call for rounding up 12 million immigrants, banning all muslims from entering the united states, when he embraces torture, that doesn't make him strong. it makes him wrong. >> reporter: so that sound you hear right here, beyond the applause, is a transition from hillary clinton's run against bernie sanders in this democratic nominating fight, into a general election campaign. she still has, you know, a lot of delegates to win here. but it's clear, mathematically, and politically, where this is going. so, alisyn and chris, this is exactly sort of what she had been expecting to happen about a month ago. it took a little bit longer.
but even the bernie sanders campaign folks realize that mathematically nearly impossible to slow hillary clinton at this point. >> jeff, thanks so much for all of that. so how did last night's primaries shake up the republican side of the race? let's bring in our panel. cnn national political reporter, maeve reston. cnn politics executive editor, mark preston. and cnn political commentator and senior contributor to "the daily caller," matt lewis. great to have all of you here. so obviously, the big headlines. trump wins big. kasich takes ohio. marco rubio loses florida and suspends his campaign. mark, what were your takeaways beyond that? >> donald trump ran the board last night in many ways and showed that he has the strength and he's won all across the country. the republican establishment right now is going to figure out if there's anything they can do to try to stop him. you know, last night, basically, in the middle of the night, as we were still doing coverage, i got an e-mail from a very effective gop operative out of iowa. and his message to me was, if we can't stop donald trump now, in the next 24 to 48 hours, it's
over. donald trump will become our nominee. the republican establishment is waking up this morning, if they got any sleep at all, and are really coming to this reckoning moment, what do they do next? >> okay. well, maeve, that's not what ted cruz and john kasich think pip mean, they believe -- john kasich thinks it's a three-man race. ted cruz believes it's a two-man race. do they have reason to believe that they are in it, for real? >> reporter: i think they absolutely do. i mean, think about all the things that we've all been wrong about this campaign cycle so far. it's been a wild ride and i think it could continue to be. the facts from last night don't look good for ted cruz and john kasich. but there is a path there. there's a narrow path. and there are a lot of donors in the republican party who are not going to be happy under any circumstance of donald trump, and are willing to take this fight all the way to the convention. so, we're going to have to see what happens. there's clearly the anti-trump forces did not make as much of a dent as they hoped last night,
but, you know, ted cruz's numbers did come up in missouri. john kasich thinks that they have a chance to now broaden out his message and speak to the rest of the country. and so we'll have to see whether they can actually pull something off. >> that's good. that was a good pause you gave us there, maeve. we're going to take a break from talking about donald trump and we'll start talking to him. the republican front-runner and the big winner from last night on the phone now. mr. trump, do you have us? >> yes, i do. >> congratulations on a big night. we were just talking about what this means going forward. ted cruz is telling people, look, john kasich has to get out. i'm the only one who beats trump and i do it again and again, especially when it gets to closed primaries, meaning just republicans. i can beat him. what do you say? >> well, you know, it's amazing. i hear ted saying that all the time. i beat him five times or something. but i beat him 14 or 15 times. he doesn't say that. he leaves off the second part, chris. he always leaves it off. i beat donald trump five times. i'm the only one -- but i beat
him 15 times. and i guess yesterday or last night, i beat him five times, including the islands. you know, we picked up nine for the northern marianas islands. that was a great one. that was yesterday, too. we were 5-1 yesterday. missouri was called last night. and we were 5-1. >> we're not calling missouri yet, because it's too close. but there's no question that you did well. you're starting to talk about unifying the party. and i want to go through that with you. but the first question on that level is, what do you say to ted cruz this morning? if your goal is to unify the party, that means he has to get out. what do you think you can say to ted cruz to make him go along with your plan? >> well, i don't think he has to get out. i think he has to stay in and i think he has to run and john has to run and, you know, we'll see what happens. i think i have a good chance of getting there before the convention. you know, with what we won yesterday, if you look at it, that was just about as good as if i won ohio. and i did well in ohio, was i
was running against a popular governor, and it's not easy, because they have the machine working. and i didn't have time. i think if i had a day or two more, i would have been perhaps a little bit different. but, you know, i congratulate john on that. i think he deserved it. and frankly, to be honest with you, i think we're doing very well. you know, with the bonuses that you get and with illinois being a tre win, that was a very, very big win. that was far bigger than we even thought. we get a lot of different bonuses that i didn't even know about. and i think it was just about the equivalent as if i had a normal, you know, a normal set of victories, plus ohio. it was pretty much. we got about the number of delegates that we would have gotten the other way. >> so the delegate count is going the right way for you. obviously, it's a race to see if you can get to 1,237. and then if you can survive the convention. those are "ifs" now. one of the things we can talk about with more certainty is how you get from here to there. you talked about being a unifier. does that mean that you're
considering changing the divisive rhetoric, toning down some of the hostility that you bring to crowds in the interest of unifying your party? >> well, you know, the crowds that we have, chris, have been very, very -- it's been -- my audiences and crowds have been fantastic. but we have agitators come into some of the rooms -- i mean, i've had -- even over the last few days, i've had fantastic numbers, 15, 20,000 people where there's been nobody that even stood up. but sometimes, we'll have somebody stand up and start screaming and then the press picks it up like it's a big deal. but, you know, to be honest with you, we have had tremendous harmony and there's love in those rooms. these are not even rooms, they're stadiums. we have 15,000 to 20,000 people, you see it yourself, on a regular basis. and i think really the biggest story from the standpoint of politics, maybe in the world today, is how many people are coming in to the republican polls. meaning voting in the primaries. because it's up 100%, it's up
70% in some states. and i mean, we have lines that go for blocks long when they used to have two people standing in a room. and it's actually the biggest story worldwide in politics, what's happening. and, you know, i will tell you that those people are there for me. they're not there for other people. >> there's no question that people are watching. there's no question that there's a lot of energy certainly on the gop side when we see the voting, but there is pushback. not only in your own party, but there's an idea that your divisiveness, what you're bringing out in terms of the anger of the country is also motivating the base on hillary clinton's side. she spoke to it last night and i want to get your reaction to what she said. here's hillary clinton, and we can both safely say, she's talking about you. >> our commander in chief has to be able to defend our country, not embarrass it. engage our allies, not alienate
them. defeat our adversaries, not embolden them. when we hear a candidate for president call for rounding up 12 million immigrants, banning all muslims from entering the united states, when he embraces torture, that doesn't make him strong, it makes him wrong. >> your response? >> well, i think she's an embarrassment to our country. she's under federal investigation. she doesn't have the strength or the stamina to be president, frankly, as far as i'm conceconcer concerned. she doesn't have strength. she doesn't have the stamina. she talks about, defeat our enemy. well, where has she been for the last year? she can't even beat isis. she doesn't know how to defeat our items. i think she's an embarrassment and we'll see what happens. look, i'm going to run a race. i'm sure it will be tough and
she's going to run a race and it will be tough. but in the end, all of these people that are coming out to vote, they're tired of a people that can't even beat -- we can't beat isis, we can't beat anybody on trade. she talks about beating adversaries. that's, to me, the worst of her statements is is that we -- you know, when you're talking about adversaries, because we are losing to every single group of people within countries that we're opposed -- look at trade. look what china's doing to us. look what japan is doing to us. look what everybody is doing to us. look at the war. look at what isis is doing to us. look at what everybody else is doing to us. they laugh at us. they take our equipment. they take our military stuff, and what do they do with it? they turn it and aim it at us. because we don't know what we're doing. so, certainly, i will be the one that does defeat the adversary. she can't. she doesn't know how to. >> the attacks on her, we get it, that those are going to be coming. that's part of the game, no question about it. but we all know the problems.
it becomes, what are the solutions? you hear from people in your own party and across lines that they have concerned about what you say and what it brings out in american people. do you have concerns about whether or not what got you to where you are can take you all the way? are you considering changing any of the divisiveness that comes out of you? >> well, i think as we go down the line, i think things will happen and there will be a healing process, but this has been a very rough one. you know that. we started off with 17 people. we're down now to 3. because marco got out last night. we're down to 3. but this has been a nasty one and that's why i guess your ratings are higher than they've ever been, you and everybody else that puts these things on and talks to donald trump and maybe some others, but i don't think some others, to be honest. if you look at the democratic debates, their ratings are not good. they're way, way down. you look at the republican debates, they're through the roof. i wonder why. >> well, there's a lot of interest in the race, there's no question about that. there's no question that people's numbers -- >> well, there's a lot of interest in the race from the
republican side. there's not that much interest from the democratic side. take a look at your ratings on the democratic debates. they're not that good. >> the ratings have been higher than they generally. the ratings are up. there's no question. people care. i think that maybe the better point to make about this is, why they care. do you really think that it's okay, if the reason people are pumped up and they want to know because they're so angry and that in stoking that angry, do you think you're setting yourself up, even if you become president, to inherent such a hostility, such an environment where everybody's against one another in the country, that it's almost impossible to move forward. are you worried about that? >> i'm not worried, because the people are angry, but they're not angry people, by nature. and they're just not angry people. but they're angry at the gross incompetence, they're angry at the iran deal. they're angry at trade deals. they're angry at the fact that isis is pushing us around and we can't do anything. we don't know what we're doing.
they're angry at just about everything that's taking place. they're angry at the fact that our doesn't win anymore. when was the last time our country had a victory on anything? we lose on trade. we lose in war. we lose with obamacare, where the premiums are going up 45 1k3 55%. and you don't even coverage. we don't win anymore. >> well, we win every time we come together. that's what america's history shows us. now you're heading into a convention. if you get to 1,237, or if you don't and you're close, you're going to be going to a convention. what is your plan to bring people together there, and get many, as you know, who don't want you to get this nomination, to change their minds? >> i think there's a natural healing process. once the battle is over, once the war is over, i think there really is a natural healing process and i've gotten along with people all my life. this is actually a little bit unusual. i've gotten along very well with people. and i think it will happen again. and i believe it will. if it doesn't, it doesn't. i'll go along the same path, which has obviously been an
effective path. i think we'll win before getting to the convention, but i can tell you, if we didn't and if we're 20 votes short or if we're, you know, 100 short and we're at 1,100 and somebody else is at 500 or 400, because we're way ahead of everybody, i don't think you can say that we don't get it automatically. i think you would have riots. i think you would have riots. you know, i'm representing a tremendous -- many, many millions of people. in many cases, first-time vote s s. these are people who haven't voted, because they didn't believe in the system, or didn't like candidates, et cetera, et cetera. are 40, 50, and 60 years old and never voted. many democrats and many independents coming in. that's what the big story is, really, chris. the really big story is how many people are voting in these primaries. the numbers are astronomical. now, if you dis disentriz franc those people and say, i'm sorry, you're 100 votes short, even
though the next one is 500 votes short, i think you would see problems like you've never seen before. i think bad things would happen. i really do. i wouldn't lead it, but i think bad things would happen. >> i know you want to avoid this situation, and i know that you've said many times now that you would back the republican nominee, no matter what happens. but, you know, if what you're saying about these people is true and they're looking to you, to do what you said you're going to do, if you don't get the nomination, do you feel it is incumbent upon you to run anyway on your own ticket? >> i don't want to think about it right now. right now i'm leading by a lot. last night, i had five wins, including the islands, as you know. i had five wins and, you know, i don't know if other than well, i guess, hillary had four or five wins last night. but it's got to be some kind of a record. that's a lot of wins. but we had an amazing night last night. and we iic picked up a lot of delegates. >> your lead got very big. a lot of people are searching the math to see how even ted cruz finds a path to 1,237.
>> he can't find a path, chris. he cannot find a math. >> well, mathematically, he could. >> there's no way he could. >> he could. but it does not looked a good as it does for you. >> if he wins places he has no chances of winning. he's not going to win new york. he's not going to win new jersey. he's not going to win a lot of states he was up against. he was supposed to win the southern states. he was supposed to win alabama and he was supposed to win all of those states that i won. and he lost them in a landslide. he was supposed to win south carolina. he was supposed to win new hampshire. >> no question that the evangelicals haven't come through for him the way he suggested. we'll see what the rest of the map shows. let me ask you something. marco rubio was out. you were uncharacteristically gracious about him last night, given the history you two have had recently. would you consider him for a vp? people are saying inside the party, that would go a long way towards healing a lot of concerns. >> well, i just think it's too early to think about it, chris. i don't like to think about it. i like to get the deal done first. >> but is he in consideration?
>> i like him. i've always liked him. he got nasty, and i got nastier than he did -- >> then, you can't be too upset at him. and you said it's time for healing. so i'm wondering, is he in consideration? >> i think he's a fine person -- and look, i'm looking at lots of people, but i'm not thinking about it yet. it's too early. i want to close the deal. you know, i'm a closer i get things closed and i want to close the deal first, chris. i'll have this conversation at some point, but it's too early. >> talk about closing things. you have a vacancy on the supreme court. the constitution says the president is supposed to pick a nominee, he says he's going to do that today. now it's for the senate to do its job. you say, no, don't do it, wait for the next election. why? you say that washington's broken, they don't do their job enough, they all play games. this is one of those games. if they don't hold hearings. why continue the problem? >> because i think the next president should make the pick. and i think they shouldn't go
forward and i believe, you know, i'm pretty much in line with what the republicans are saying. i think the next president should make the pick? we don't have a very long distance to wait. certainly, they could wait it out very easily. but i think the next president should make the pick. i would be not in favor of going forward. >> what if he picks your sister. >> then i would say the same thing -- >> you would say no hearing if he picked your sister! >> my sister is very happy where she is. she's doing a great job. she's considered a brilliant person and she is. >> all right. so let's -- we know you have a lot to do this morning. let's end on this note that you began it on, though. as a unifier. you said there was going to be a time for healing. you are with the person that many point to as to why there'll be a need for healing. so what do you say to those who say, donald trump is a divider. he's stoked people's anger. it's working for him, but it will not get him to the presidency. you won't get there by just being negative. what do you say? >> i really believe i'm a
unifier. i think president obama is a divider and i think he's proven that, and i would have thought that he would have been a unifier, but he's been a great divider. we have to win and as we win, people will forget and day will feel better and that's the way life is and it's always been that way for a million years, it's always been, that's the way it is. we have to win, we have to put it away, and after it's put away, i think a lot of feelings will be soothed. and we'll win. i mean, i intend to win. i hope i win. if i do, we're going to make america great again. my message is very simple. we are going to make america great again. and if i don't make it, then i will go off into the wild blue yonder and i will enjoy the rest of my life and it will be a lot easier. but i think my kind of ability will be able to bring people together, but most importantly, it will make our country great again, chris. >> mr. trump, congratulations on last night. thank you for being on "new day," as always. >> thank you very much. >> all right. now, let's take a quick
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all right, donald trump making his case moments ago here on "new day," to be the republican nominee. he's got three more big wins and a significant loss in ohio, after last night, but where does the race go from here? let's bring back former moderator of "meet the press" -- >> the entire press. >> moderated all of the press. >> david gregory. i want to start with something donald trump said at the very end of the interview, which is, what if he doesn't win. we never talk about that, because he's steamrolling his path to the nomination. if he doesn't win, he says, i'll just go off into the wild blue yonder and live my life happily. is there any scenario under which the country would accept -- now that he's got all of these supporters and all of this ground swell, it's hard to imagine that happening. >> i don't see donald trump giving up the microphone, let's put it that way. i think whether he wins or not,
he's done something quite remarkable here and he's got a huge power base and a real constituency and that's going to continue. a big theme of this morning has been his ability to unify the party. count me as skeptical, not just about donald trump. but we have lived through the presidency of george bush and of barack obama talking about bringing washington together, bringing the country together. i'm just a bit skeptical about the ability of a leader to do that. i think we're going to look at a general election campaign that's going to be about turnout models, it's going to be about constituencies coming out in big numbers and comparing those will be about how one candidate versus the other consolidates a victory. >> look, it's also because of how trump has gotten to where he is. certainly, many can envision him not winning this election. he's got a lot of work to do. he's got to win 60% of the delegates from here on out. there's a big pushback. i asked him several times this morning, asking him how he'll change what he's doing to unify. he says there'll be healing when
he wins. and he has been winning and it's been getting worse, not better. here's his dilemma, he doesn't want to change what he's doing, because he feels it's making him successful. but it's also galvanizing a base against him, and making the country -- my social media feed after interviewing the guy, it is relentlessly negative -- >> wait, social media is filled with vitriol? >> but more than ever. hillary's people, vicious about trump. trump's people, vicious about everybody else. something tease got to change and he doesn't want to be the agent for that. >> i think the reality is, trump is in control of his ratice. he's not yet in complete control of his party. that's the reality. the party is not yet falling in line. he's riding that to victory in a lot of these states and doing more than that. he's winning geographically across the board, but he's not a majority candidate yet. the thing that i think has potential for him is his reach to independent voters. a lot of his -- there's a lot of divisiveness. there's also some moderate positions on issues that could
attract independent-minded voters and a desire to see someone come completely outside of the establishment and the system that could have some resonance. that is the potential for him and he keeps defying all of our expectations so we have to leave that possibility open. >> and isn't that his biggest sort of point, that he has -- before he was a politician, he did unify people. he did make deals in new york city. he did have to bring lots of people to the table. he was a democrat, at one point. he does -- he might be able to achieve that after all of the vitriol of this race. >> look, there's a lot that has been said and done that's going to be hard to undo and unhear. but, he's also going to face a formidable democratic nominee who's going to be able to take him on substantively, for a long period of time and give voters a real clear view of what he is and what he isn't. >> you have an illustration for us at the magic wall. >> i have more than that, my friend. i have a protractor, a ruler, and a slide rule. let's do some math. >> are you going to walk and
talk -- >> stop checking out gregory and get over to the board. we have a cold front coming up from the south. but before we get to that, i want to talk about the path to the nomination here, any might. >> please. >> yes. we're going to go first to where we go on the delegates right now. trump is at 640. he's 43% of the way there. you see cruz at 405. not a huge difference, he's only 27% of the way. kasich at 138, he's got a long way to go before anything happens. we talk about what they need going forward. i think this is a big piece of it. if you're trump with the remaining delegates that are outstanding at about 1,000, we need 1,237 to win. he needs about 60% of what's left. cruz, much taller order. he needs 82% of what's left. kasich cannot get there. mathematically impossible. he needs a brokered convention. >> the math, as you know, is a little fuzzy, because if they all get a piece of the pie, then you can argue for a contested convention. >> right. but the question is, how and where does that happen? let's look at the map in terms
of some of the states that are coming up. if we see an asterisk here, a little star, that means it's winner-take-all, so you can get more of the delegates. you have 202 delegates coming up in some of these contests between march 22nd and april 9th. arizona, colorado, north dakota, utah. these are states that if you're ted cruz, you think, maybe i have a shot in those places. that can be good. here's the problem for cruz. he has lost in the south. that's one of the things that trump said to chris. he has not played as well as he could have among states that have a lot of evangelical voters. in non-evangelical states, he has a hard time even getting to 30% among non-evangelical voters. that becomes a problem. wisconsin is a state that if you're john kasich, you think you can do well in. and new york, connecticut, delegate, mayor, pennsylvania, rhode island. these are states that could and should favor trump, but kasich is making the argument that when you get to some of these states, like a pennsylvania, that's close to ohio, that he's got a real shot to consolidate some of
the working class voters, but maybe some of the more highly educated republic e ed voters t the not getting. >> if they get to the nomination, is it anybody's game at the convention? >> it's potentially neighbor's game. but, you know, david axelrod, who, of course, senior political contributor here, but also ran obama's campaigns and was a counselor to him has said, look, if donald trump is in a position where he's got the most delegates and he has won all over the country, how do you deny him the nomination? so, this math may be tough for him, winning 60% of what's left, but he's going to come awfully close. and in a brokered convention, there'll still be a big anti-trump force that's out there. will it be enough to effectively come together and anoint somebody else? it's ted cruz who is certainly arguing that he is the only one who can really challenge trump to get close enough. kasich is viewed by many conservatives as somebody who's just a spoiler here and can keep cruz from making an effective
case. >> speaking of how the establishment views all of these guys, donald trump last night said that he's had very productive, excellent conversations with paul ryan and mitch mcconnell. there a sense that the washington establishment is beginning to support donald trump? >> well, i still think that's very loose. i mean, i think that right now, he's having some more constructive conversations. if you're a congressional leader, you are worried about the fact that trump as the nominee has a horrible influence on some of the down-ballot races. and do you lose control of congress if trump becomes the nominee or if he, you know, if he were to become president. so, you know, even if he's on the ballot. that's the issue. interesting, too, i think that trump had nice things to say about marco rubio, chris christie, of course, being in that fold. >> and that's because you think that he would pick them for vice president? >> if you want to try to consolidate the establishment base of the party, that's a good way to start. >> with marco rubio or chris christie. maybe less so with christie, but these are establishment guys. >> okay. so from here, what happens? >> well, we're going to go on and we're going to go to look at
some of these other maps. and you look at these delegate totals, 202 there through april 9th, and deeper into april, another 213 at stake. remember, there's a combination, as we look at the stars, a combination of winner-take-all and proportional delegates. you'll really have to see cruz, if it's a one-on-one race, he's got to start winning, because trump is very much in command, even if he may not be able to get over the top by the convention. >> david gregory, that was fabulous. thank you for walking and talking and pointing at the same time. >> so many skills in one man. it's amazing. all right. we know it was a big night for hillary clinton. does she have the democratic nomination in the bag or does bernie sanders still have a chance? we'll look at the democratic race, next.
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commentators vann jones and bakari sellers. bakari is a hillary clinton supporter. great to have both of you gentleman with me. let me start with you, bakari. does this mean what happened last night in hillary clinton's big wins, does -- has she for all intents and purposes secured the nomination, do you think? >> well, i think she's definitely on the path to secure the nomination. she has a much larger lead than barack obama had at any point in 2008 over hillary clinton. she's up over 300 delegates over bernie sanders and mathematically it gets very difficult. but bernie sanders is by no means a loser in this race. he's added a lot to the discussion. i believe bernie sanders is and should stay in the race longer. i believe that he's bringing a lot of energy and enthusiasm, especially among those in my generation. and i appreciate the fact that we're having a robust discussion about the issues on our side. and if bernie sanders goes away, we no longer have that discussion and all we hear is the bluster of donald trump. so i think bernie sanders is necessary at this point. >> vann, how do you see it? >> well, you know, there was a
great hope for the sanders' revolution, the sanders' rebels in the democratic party that the michigan miracle could be repeated. that the polls could be wrong again, and that michigan would have been the first domino of many to show that hillary clinton just could not win in the rust belt. and that would give a huge argument to someone like bernie sanders, that he should be able to go forward. and there was this, just over the horizon. you know, you have california, you have the pacific coast. and yet, he could not get there. and so, mathematically, you're looking at a situation, he would now have to get 55, 60% of every remaining contest in order to win. it is almost impossible to imagine that happening. so the bernie sanders revolution is now waking up this morning. they got a look at themselves, dust themselves off. great message candidate, incredibly useful to the progressive cause in the party. but the idea that he can now stop hillary clinton looks increasingly impossible. >> all right, bernie sanders
says, not so fast. he says, there's math, yes, as you have been talking about this morning, but there's also the map, and he says the map favors his campaign moving forward. he has high hopes for wisconsin, california, arizona, and new york. and i'm interested, bakari, in what you said about how he needs to stay in. that it makes her a stronger candidate. i mean, in other words, if he gets out, doesn't the idea of facing donald trump also make her a strong candidate? >> well, i mean, i think what donald trump is doing is actually helping us consolidate our base and consolidate our party, much quicker. so thank you, donald trump. but just going back to bernie sanders versus hillary clinton, there was this con suspect that all of a sudden, hillary clinton, with all her qualifications and credentials, somehow became a regional candidate, and bernie sanders and his supporters were saying that, oh, my god, we're going to win in the rust belt, and that didn't happen. now they're looking towards pennsylvania and new york. and i'm assuming, and pretty certain, that hillary clinton is going to be very strong there. but my only point in making sure that people understand that bernie sanders is necessary for
this, is so that democrats can continue to have a conversation. the fact of the matter is, if there's no bernie sanders in this race, you know, cnn and everyone else are just going to have conversations with donald trump and democratic voices are going to be hushed. so we need to make sure we're staying on the having this discussion. >> bernie sanders has been really to credit for this conversation about trade, about jobs. about the disparity in wealth in this country. income inequality. but those things last night, in terms of the economy and jobs and trade they went to hillary and that may have surprised bernie sanders since again in michigan it was the other way. >> the reality is that bernie sanders has made hillary clinton a better candidate. i think he's made the democratic party a better party. had you not had a bernie sanders, had you just had a normal democrat against hillary clinton i think the democrats
might have missed this rebellion in the heartland of the country. that you have so much pain and frustration and disappoint really in both parties rising up. hillary clinton might have missed that and because you have such an unusual candidate that in our party was willing to raise his issues. she actually was able to listen which i think is a great credit to her and begin to pick up some of those themes and own them in her own way. a lot of bernie sanders people got mad at her. they saying our guy is a single issue guy because you are stealing all our issues. but that is politics and she did a great job with it. >> how did she recalibrate her message then? >> the week leading up to michigan all we were talking about was hillary clinton pivoting to donald trump. hillary clinton pivoting to donald trump and we realized that was about a weak or two too
early. hillary clinton refocussed on a message that dealt with the democratic party. and went and worked incredibly hard. everyone deserves a lot of credit. robbie mook and marlin marshall. but hillary clinton worked extremely hard and she deserves the kudos. and now she gets to go up against a candidate in donald trump who can't bring anybody together anymore because he's absent in moral clarity. >> thank you both very much, great to get your analysis. >> can i talk to you real quick? >> go ahead. >> do you know this guy was doing other stuff without us last night on tv and didn't let us know? >> tell me about it. >> just so he could get on late night laughs. you will see it when he goes toe to toe with seth meyers. how come we didn't know? >> they said they wanted the pretty one.
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i like this. this is a segment with me talking about my. and these two hate it. last night i got to go on nbc's "late night" with seth mieyer. with all the political coverage and trying to take on donald trump and what we think about the keel in general and trying to make it funny. which is not easy.
but here it is. >> interviewing him is very difficult. he is very smart, mr. trump about how to use the media. i would say it approaches genius. people can like or not like what he says. but the ability to control interviews through use of the telephone. his ability to repeat point, ignore questions and to understand what will trigger his supporters is very very effective. and you have to give him that. >> i agree with you a hundred percent. >> you don't? you do not agree with me? >> i -- >> no you mock me all the time. why am i here? and why is my chair so low? why do i feel like i need to ask you what i want for christmas? now that's much better. >> i think everyone would agree that i'm taller. >> they love it. that's good. >> they edited my segment. >> you got good jokes in.
ski zingers. >> did the invitations for us get lost in the mail? >> i tried. they were so quick. they approached. and late night tv. all about lookism. and i didn't think it was going to be me. they insisted. they said we want the pretty one. >> strongest prettiest and the nicest scent. >> none of those things were said. none of them. but thank you. my royal rugby cologne. i knew it would get to you eventually. >> it does permeate. >> we have -- ha ha. super tuesday wound you have delivering and then some. so let's get too it.
-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com good morning everyone. welcome to your "new day." we begin with breaking news at this hour on the supreme court. president obama will announce his pick to fill the vacant seat this morning. and that sets up a major showdown with senate republicans who have vowed to deny a vote. >> here is what we know so far.
the president says he has chosen someone eminently qualified and is demanded an up or down vote. the president is going to announcement today. let's goat cnn's athena jones live at white house. what more do we know? >> in the e-mail sent out last hour president obama said as president it is my constitutional duty to nominate a justice and one of the most important decisions that i or any president will make. he also says he devoted a considerable amount of time and deliberation to this pick. so in a matter of hours we'll know who that pick is. but we do know already the president wanted a consensus candidate. someone who could get republican support. and there are three appellate judges at the top of the list. all of them received bipartisan support during their confirmations. one is sri srinivasan.
49, on the u.s. court of appeals for the district of columbia. he was he was praised by texas senator cruz who called him a good friend. srinivasan was born in indiana, raised in consist and would be the first asian american to serve if he's confirmed. garland is another candidate. and he received praise from orrin hatch of utah. and last on the list of top contenders is paul watford, on the 9th circuit out in california, 48 years old and he would be the third african american to serve on the court if he is confirmed. those are. so names of the top people said to be finalists and we'll find out the real finalist in a few hours. >> and we'll get more analysis
coming up on the show. thanks athena. to our other big story of the morning t race for the white house. donald trump winning at least three more states. routhing marco rubio in florida. knocking him out of the race. and john kasich with a win in ohio. and the hillary clinton slamming the brakes on bernie sanders' momentum. we begin with john berman on who won what and the latest delegate count. >> michaela, extra innings in the state of missouri. donald trump 1700 votes ahead of ted cruz but too close a margin to give a projection. they want to count the provisionals and the absentees. better to be donald trump there though. and we are not projecting a winner in that race just yet. let's look at the republican race right now. ohio, john kasich his first win in this entire election season he won his home state with 46%
of the vote. donald trump finished second but it is a winner-take-all state. john kasich gets all 66 delegates there. florida a different story. the hometown kid marco rubio crushed by donald trump. 45% of the vote before donald trump. look at this. the only county he won, miami dade. he lives there. marco rubio suspending his campaign. other races right now. donald trump wins north carolina. donald trump winning illinois. he's leading ted cruz by more than 200 delegates right now. ad on the democratic side hillary clinton the big winner in florida. also won ohio. that was a bit of a surprise. especially the margin there. other races looking at the state here. also illinois and north carolina all for hillary clinton. again, missouri is close. this is the delegate race right
now. hillary clinton leads bernie sanders. she has 1500. that does include super delegates. >> you covered so many state there is you had to wait for the -- donald trump, with three wins, maybe a fourth. but a setback in ohio. a state that he wanted badly. did governor john kasich just survive? and will his momentum moving forward actually thrive? cnn's sara murray is flooif miami beach with more. >> good morning alisyn. donald trump definitely proved last night as e he has before that he can win all across the country. but with john kasich giving him a little bit of a hiccup, the question is, is this finally an opportunity for someone to stop trump? >> we're going to win, win, win. >> reporter: donald trump celebrating another big primary
night. >> i'm working very hard and there is great anger. believe me. there is great anger. >> reporter: the republican front runner racking up victories in three more states. the race between trump and ted cruz so tight in missouri that a winner hasn't yet been declared. now cruz is insisting the race is down to him and trump. >> only two campaigns have a plausible path to the nomination. >> but ohio governor john kasich is still keeping hope alive. clinching his first win of the race in the winner talk allstate of ohio. >> i have to thank the people of o ohio. i lu you. >> and trump putting a nail in establish darling senator marco rubio. >> i want to congratulate marco rubio on having run a really tough campaign. he's tough, he's smart and he's got a great future. >> rubio ending his presidential ambitions after a bruising
double digit loss to trump in his home state. >> while it is not god's plan that i be president in 2016 or maybe ever. and while today my campaign is suspended, the fact that i've even come to spar is evidence of how special america truly is. >> now down to a three-man race trump continues to call for unity. >> we have to bring our party together. >> and kasich and cruz make a pitch, both pledging to take this fight all the way to the convention. >> for those who supported marco, who worked so hard, we welcome you with open arms. >> thank you from the bottom of my heart. but i want you to know something. we are going to go all the way to cleveland and secure the republican nomination. >> right now ted cruz is trailing in the delegate fight. but he's still in the hunt. as for john kasich though he has
this one win in ohio. it is not clear where else he can win but his campaign insists they are going ahead to pennsylvania and they have a shot to make this competitive and at least head towards the convention. and on the democratic side hillary clinton scored huge victories, major gains slowing bernie sanders momentum. jeff zeleny has more live from chicago. did i even get that right? do you think that she slowed bernie sanders momentum? or was it actually something more than that? >> i think it was more than that, chris. last night was a turning point in the democratic race, no question about it. yes bernie sanders is likely to go forward. yes he's likely to win delegates in some states coming up that are favorable to him. washington state and even new york and california. but the reality is setting in. you could hear it last night. you could see it. particularly in hillary clinton's speech last night in florida. >> we are moving closer to
securing the democratic party nomination and winning this election in november. because of all of you and our supporters across the country, our campaign has earned more votes than any other candidate, democrat or republican. >> so the question of the day in democratic circles is, is bernie sanders going to get out? the answer is almost certainly no. we asked hillary clinton that herself last week. and she said i didn't get out in 2008. i don't expect him to get out now. but the reality here is setting in. it is mathematically becoming impossible for him to overtake her in delegates. and soon you will see this party shifting, turning ever so much to take on donald trump. that's just exactly where this is going michaela. >> thanks for that. let's talk about what voters think when it comes to who will win head-to-head match ups in
november. christine is looking at the exit polling what. do we see? >> so interesting you guys. landslides of course for hillary clinton and donald trump. but when put head-to-head a chunk of voters aren't so sure. in ohio, we asked gop voters, leading the poll, if trump and clinton were nominated, would you be satisfied. 51% yes, 44% said they would consider a third party candidate. and perhaps trump has work to do in bringing the party together. that could be what this means but not in florida. voters seemed more settled with the trump nomination. 29% say they would consider a third party nominee in a trump/clinton match up. for the democrat, clinton has consistent support with voters. but 57% of white democratic men voted for bernie sanders.
same trend in north carolina. 58% of white men picking bernie sanders. both candidates might have some work to do. >> thank you very much. so we had donald trump on this morning. his new message is that he is a unifire. he believes that last night's victory show it and winning will heal all. take a listen to what he said. i did well in ohio but i was running against a popular governor and it is not easy because they have the machine working and ran out of time. i think if i had a day or two more i would have been perhaps a little bit different. but i congratulate john on that.
i think he deserved it. and frankly to be honest with you i think we're doing very well. you know, with the bonuses that you get and with illinois being a tremendous win. that was far greater than we even thought we get a lot of bonuses which i didn't even know about. and i think it was just about the equivalent as if i had a normal set of victories plus ohio. it was pretty much -- we got about the number of delegates that we would have gotten the other way. >> there is no question that people are watching. there is no question there is a lot of energy certainly on the gop side when we see the voting. but there is pushback. not only in your own party but there is an idea that your divisiveness, what you are bringing out in terms of your anger on the country is also motivating the base on hillary clinton's side. she spoke to it last night and i want your reaction. here is hillary clinton and we can both safely say she's talking about you. >> when we hear a candidate for president call for rounding up
12 million immigrant, banning all muslims from entering united states, when he embraces torture. that doesn't make him strong. it makes him wrong. >> your response? >> well i think she's an embarrass to our country. she's under federal investigation. she doesn't have the strength or the stamina to be president frankly as far as i'm concerned. she doesn't have the strength. she doesn't have the stamina. she talks about defeat our enemies. well where has she been for the last year. we can't even beat isis. >> if we get to one two three seven or if you don't and you are close you are going to be going to a convention. what is your plan to bring people together there and get many of them to change their minds? >> because i think there is a
natural healing process. once the battle is over. once the war is over. i think there is really a natural healing process. and i've gotten along with people all my life. this is actually a little unusual. i've gotten along very well with people. i think it will happen again. i believe it will. if it doesn't u it doesn't. i'll go along the same path which has obviously been effective. i think we'll win before getting to the convention but i can tell you if we didn't and if we're 20 votes or short and if we're 11 short and everybody else is -- because we're way ahead of everybody. i don't think you can say that we don't get it automatically. i think you would have riots. i'm representing a tremendous, many, many millions of people. in many cases first time voters. these are people who haven't voted because they never believed in the system. they didn't like candidates, etc. etc. that are 40 and 50 and 60 years old. mr. democrats and many
independents coming in. that is the big story. the really big story is how many people are voting in these primaries. now if you disenfranchise those people and say well i'm sorry but you are a hundred votes short even though the next is 500 votes short, i think you would have problems like you would never see before. i think bad things would happen. i really do. i wouldn't lead it but i this i bad things would happen. >> and marco was it. i you were uncharacteristically gracious. would you consider him for a vp. people are saying inside the party that would go a long way to heal concerns? >> it's too easterly to think about. >> is he in conversation ? >> well i like him. i've always liked him. then he got nasty, and then i got nastier than he did -- >> you can't be too upset and
you did say it is time for healing so i'm just wondering is he a conversation ? >> well i think he's a fine person. i'm looking at lots of people. but i'm not thinking about it yet. i'm a closer. i want to close the deal i think first before i start -- i'll have this conversation at some point but it is too early. >> so here to discuss the landscape this morning and the fight for the gop nomination is neil bush. he is part of ted cruz's national finance team. also the brother of george w. bush and jeb bush. mr. bush thank you for being here. >> thank you alisyn. just heard from donald trump.- do you think donald trump is a uniter? is that what last night proves? >> no. i don't think he's a uniter. in fact i think he's the most flawed candidate the republican party could put up as its standard bearer.
and i would worry very much about retaining control of the house of representatives and. think we've got an opportunity to not only retain control but to actually move forward with the positive agenda of reform if we had a real leader that could unite our party in a reaganesque kind of way. and donald trump is not the guy. i'm not ready to go to the donald trump coronation at this point. the fat lady hasn't sung. there is still a lot of contests to be played out out there. and the more this becomes a two man race, good for john kasich for winning his first state of the election process. but he hasn't won anything up until now. ted cruz has won nine contests. he's not my first choice. i've made that clear in an on ed and other statements that i've made. but he's a clear principled conservative for sure and he can beat donald trump one on one and he still has a pathway to win it outright. but he also has a path going in
to the convention with more delegates so we can avoid what donald trump kind of already semi threatened in the interview which would be protests and he sends the same semi signal to his people in his rallies. we need to avoid that kind of chaos. there is an opportunity for uniting our party. >> as you did just hear donald trump say that he predicted there would be riots in the streets if he somehow the nomination were not given to him. and in at the convention it becomes a contested convention. and i want to play to you what john berman and ted cruz talked about last might. >> many in washington now having fevered dreams about a brokered convention a dead locked convention where they parachute in a candidate who suddenly saves all the fears of the lobbyists.
i they people would revolt quite rightly then. the way we beat him is to get to 1237 delegates. >> he's saying there would be a revolt if the convention goes one way. you heard donald trump predict that there would be riots if it goes another way. what do you predict? >> i'm hoping. i don't have a magic ball but i'm hoping that john kasich after he loses in utah coming up and loses in wisconsin in his backyard sees that by staying in the race that he's standing in the way of a unified republican party that keeps donald trump from being the head of the ticket. we can't afford to lose this race. we are at a critical juncture in our country. what this campaign really is all about is reforming washington. it is about, you know, taking kind of -- hitting the perceived corruption and we're not going to put donald trump -- he's the ultimate insider. he's already bragged about giving campaign donations to
politicians and expecting something in return. it is the ultimate insider game that donald trump has already admitted to. he need a candidate who can unify the party. work with paul ryan. and ted cruz is the only guy in the race to do that. so yeah, i agree with both assessments. i agree that if donald trump walks into the convention he's a hundred short or whatever and he's denied there is going to be an outcry and he's going to promote it because he's already said so on your tv show. and i agree with ted cruz that if there is some brokered convention. an open convention is going to be brokened only if -- if there is outside fluence and they try plant kasich in or some guy way mind in the delegate count there is going on the outrage. so the best thing for the party is to unify around a candidate that can build the party, unify the party so the congressional candidates don't run from the head of the ticket. can you imagine having donald trump as the head of the ticket? >> but i want to get to what we
mentioned before and that is you are jeb bush's brother. is jeb bush going to endorse ted cruz? >> i don't speak for my -- either of my brothers or my mother and father. i'm an independent thinker. here is my deal. i commit this from my head not my heart. if you come at it from the heart ted cruz has offended a lot of people that -- that i'm sure my brothers both know and have worked well with. and he's perceived by some to be kind of, you know, an arrogant guy. but i like ted. he's my senator here in texas. he went to washington to disrupt washington. he's clearly been disruptive. nobody seems to like him that much. but the party will unify around him because instead of running as an outsider he's going to be the president and he's going to help lead the congress to making these critical reforms and building up our military readiness and it is just night and day to me. i'm not going to lock step and do the old, yes i'm with trump.
i'm going to do the politically incorrect thing i guess this is interesting that trump claims to be the politically incorrect candidate. i'm going to politically incorrect thing and say that i'm not going to support trump, period. >> we appreciate your candor this morning on "new day." thanks so much for being here. >> alisyn, can i make one last point? >> go ahead. >> there are 22 contests remaining. of those 14 are closed primaries. donald trump has won 6 out of 16 closed primaries. ted cruz needs 80 or 82% i saw in your statistic earlier this morning. 82% delegates to win? can he win? yeah he can win because in a one on one race in closed primaries where donald trump can't bring in a bunch of closed outsiders to vote for him he will win. he can win with enough delegates
to win the nomination outright. and we want to use his convention to yoouz unify to have a positive party message to help our congressional candidates but also beat hillary clinton. thank you very much for giving me a chance to share my views. >> we appreciate hearing your vision for the path forward. so thanks so much for being here. nice to see you. let's get over to michaela. >> the clinton campaign enjoyed a bounceback big time. is it the right time to pivot to the general election? we'll put that question to a clinton campaign official next here on "new day." not. it's a sign of early gum disease... listerine(r) can help reverse... early gum disease in just two weeks. listerine(r). power to your mouth™!
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hillary clinton winning big on super tuesday, part three. she clinched four of five races. we don't know what happened in missouri yet. she in it and ahead right now but cnn not calling that until we get the full count. let's discuss the impact and what it means going forward. senior spokesperson for hillary clinton's campaign karen finney. good morning. >> good morning sir. >> feeling good about yourself this morning aren't you? >> i am feeling good about the
campaign and i have to tell you last night it was really fun watching all of these young kids who have just been killing themselves and having a moment to enjoy their hard work. >> you did well. better than expected. why? >> i think because we had a better ground game. i think we learned some things from michigan and we made sure that we're not only focusing on the cities but then also touching some of the areas outside. but i also think it is because of hillary's message. senator sanders tried to come at her on trade. and i think at the end of the day what resonated with people was her message about not just how we protect american workers from trade deals and a what she would do. it's a different conversation as is her identitiy ideas for brin manufacturing jobs. >> she won by ten points on that
issue in ohio. it's a very important state and was seen as the model state for michigan and the corollary to that election. >> right. >> so we know the pluses. a also a big boost for her and sanders among the base. some say it is reaction out over the gop side. they are giving you a beat down on the gop side. the turn out numbers are all up. on the democratic side you have people coming out but it is not record setting the way theirs are. >> ohio hard to tell because we did hear a lot of reports of democrats who were actually voting for kasich as a way to vote against trump. but more importantly i think a strong way to think that hillary clinton has 2.3 million more votes than senator sanders. she also has 300 pledge delegate lead somewhere around there so we're feeling good about where we are i got to say. >> it's not that she's looking
past bernie sanders but she's looking macro this her message. starting to address things that aren't going well. we saw areas of challenge and you have your honest and trustworthy problem. we saw the numbers coming o out of sample state, missouri and ohio. sanders had a prohibitive lead on those voters. honesty matters. the age, the younger voters still not going for hillary clinton. and the independents, she has work to do there as well. >> a couple of things. on the younger vote i feel slightly different but not surprisingly, if you take a look at florida and actually back to massachusetts i think we are starting to see progress with younger voters. so i certainly was in a office full of -- >> see that? >> i know you got your numbers. i'm just telling you what i see. >> they aren't my numbers. the numbers. >> the numbers.
with independents, i think that is going to be a different issue when you are talking about the general election construct because then certainly if mr. trump is the nominee i think the stakes couldn't be higher and i think the argument around that is not one that is too hard to make. and that is what people are starting to realize. as it becomes more real and people think about the supreme court. president obama facing opposition and is the typical thing we've been seeing from republicans in the senate. when we talk about things like where are we going to go next in in the economy? make sure we are not just creating jobs but increasing incomes. things like that. and we talk about breaking down barriers around systemic racism and equal pay for women. women's health and women's rights it is very clear that on the other side those things are very much imperil. i think around the issues that people really care about, what's
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the republican party to unite behind him. but a big chunk of the gop is still committed to stopping him. here to debate that plan is tim miller. he's the communications advisor to our principles pac. ab anti-trump group. he was previously jeb bush's communications director. jeff de wit, donald trump's arizona campaign chairman and the state treasurer. >> i know that ever since jeb bush got out of the race you have made it your mission to try to stop trump. after last night has your mission gotten more challenging? >> well sure. alisyn, i think that you have to recognize the fact that we wish that we would have taken more delegates from donald trump last night than we did. but that doesn't change the fact that there is still a clear path to stopping him. and even before the convention and certainly at the convention. right now we're basically at halftime of this gop delegate battle. about half of the voters haven't
had a chance to vote yet. and ted cruz and john kasich are delegates behind donald trump. if there is a path -- >> but what is that clear path is this. >> obviously as the field narrows they are going to have to start beating him. in the exit poll last night head-to-head in ohio kasich beat trump. in missouri cruz beat trump. in north carolina cruise beat trump. in a one on one race trump is losing. 40%. he still has major issues within the base of this party and stlz still time to turn it around and beat him. >> jeff talk about the challenges. when the field win knows, it gets harder for donald trump.no harder for donald trump. >> one of the big goals of the republican party is the bring in
hispanic voters, who should be republican. and here you look at florida with a lornl not only hispanic population but cuban population. and two candidates of cuban heritage where donald trump got more votes than both of them combined, forcing one of them a sitting senator in the state to drop out. so here you have donald trump opening the tent of the gop and bringing in more people. and you have these pacs that are set up to raise money selling false hope to the establishment elite that are in a panic state because they are losing control of the grave train. >> hold on, i just want to put that up again. about cuban voters. this shows rubio got 62%. trump got 18% and cruz got 13. so rubio beat trump with cuban voters. >> but now trump beat cruz and rubio is out. and again keep in mind in florida trump got more votes than rubio and cruz combined.
and you have these other candidates like kasich not even getting double digits in some states. >> alisyn, jeff is right that there are hispanics in florida but just because he won florida and hispanics live here does not mean that donald trump is doing well with his pancrepanihispani. quite the opposite. historically poor ratings. we are going to get absolutely massacred in the general election. we probably would lose jeff's home state of arizona with which we have not lost in a long -- >> not even close to correct. >> yes it is. >> hold on tim. >> here's a quick fact. in the most recent poll with hispanics donald trump was negative 64. he had 17 positive, 70-something
negative. >> jeff your response quickly? >> if we're talking about arizona. we have all gop -- >> national. >> -- national, we're going to do just fine. donald trump and keep in mind almost no one else has the mathematical ability to even beat him at all in getting to the nomination. kasich is mathematically ruled out. i don't know why he's in it. and ted cruz is almost mathematically ruled out. in a week or so he probably will be too so it is time to come together behind donald trump. >> i just want to tell you something that donald trump said last night. basically he said that all of the negative ads like those that you have helped produce for the anti-trump pac have only helped him. what do you say to that. >> that is not true. and if you go back to super tuesday about three weeks ago people were ready to cornate donald trump as the nominee and i think you are efforts have put the brakes on that, have given room for candidates like cruz and kasich to go out there and
win states. obviously they need to continue to win more delegates than they have the past three weeks. but donald trump's momentum has been slowed and here is thing. he said last thiegt the ads are not true. the ads are true. and voters need to know the truth that donald trump is an outsourcer that. donald trump left regular people holding the bag while he enriched himself in his business career. the personal who doesn't tell the truth is donald trump. he claimed that ie -- one of the protesters attacking him was isis a couple of days ago. he just lies all of the time. so he's the one that needs to be held to a account and that is why we're going to continue fighting him. >> thank you very much. sorry for the shortened segment. lot of breaking news this morning. so the economy is looming large in the presidential race. we are going take a look at the exit polls and how they impact the vote. that's next.
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the states. falling gas prices. low unemployment. home prices are rising. but it is not what voters say they feel. republican voters, 65% say they are very worried about the economy. they broke for donald trump. something we saw again and again last noigt. but when we asked voters about their family's financial situation, they said it was holding steady. 60% of voters said so in north carolina. their situation is fine. their situation. but they are worried about the direction of the country. same for the democrats. the economy was the top issue there clearly in missouri. 81% say they are somewhat or very worried when you add those categories together. in ohio a majority of voters say trade takes away u.s. jobs. 53% said so. but here is a surprise. hillary clinton beat out bernie sanders in that category. an important win for hillary clinton. michaela. >> thanks for that. time now for the five things to know for your new day. >> president obama will reveal his pick to succeed antonin
scalia today. that's set for 11:00 eastern. republicans are promising to block any nominee. >> donald trump winning three more states, including florida. knocking marco rubio out of the race. john kasich still alive after a big win in ohio. and on the democratic side, hillary clinton is in demand with four more wins. she holds a slim lead over bernie sanders in missouri. >> and north korea sending a student to 15 years of hard labor. accused of stealing a political banner from his pyongyang hotel. >> the entire subway system shut down until tomorrow. the government and schools remain open. for more on the five things to know visit "new day" cnn.com. president obama said to name a supreme court nominee in just two hours. that is going to set up a
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grew up in lawrence kansas. slafrd law school, stanford business school. d.c. circuit for a couple of years. doesn't have a long record. >> you can't beat that confirmation. >> well this republican senate can and apparently will defeat or will not give him a vote but certainly in terms of paper qualification qualifications, political story. immigrant success story, it would be hard to get. >> also merrick garland. he's considered establishment of the establishment, right? >> very well respected federal judge. has been on the d.c. circuit since the clinton administration. he's now the chief judge of what is widely believed to be the second most important court in the country. certainly impeckically qualified. hard to know what the political
benefit to president obama would be for nominating him. also at 63, in the unlikely event he would be confirmed t length of tenure would be an issue. >> that is a question for sure. >> and the ninth circumstances appeals is paul watford. he faces sharper odds here. considered moderate, very private man. kind of quiet we're told. >> right. and former federal prosecutor. also very traditional excellent qualifications. former supreme court clerk. he would be the first justice to sit alongside the justice for whom he clerked. he clerked for ruth bader ginsberg which would be an interesting thing in supreme court history. again, traditionally very, very qualified. but, you know -- >> you talked about the fact that you could make a great nominee on paper. but we know that there is a lot of strategy and a lot of conversation s. what do you think is the safe
bet here? >> i think a safe bet is none of these people will be confirmed. the republicans have said in the most categorical terms that president obama's nominee will not get a hearing and will not get a vote. i don't see how at this point they could go back on that promise. so i think the best home for this person is if hillary clinton is elected president she may renominate this person next january. but, you know, i just think the republicans are saying what they mean and mean what they say. this person will not get a vote. they may pay a political cost for that but they are not going put this person in the court. >> they have vowed to fight it and put a scotus task force. just today the announcement, who do you think that is going to be? >> sri srinivasan. >> >> you think so is this. >> yeah. i hate to predict something that could be proven wrong so quickly
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