CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - A day after Bernie Sanders won Wisconsin by a big margin, filmmaker Spike Lee released a conversation between the two. Both grew up in Brooklyn, New York.
The director of ‘ChiRaq’ did come close to asking one tough question. Senator Sanders long campaigned in rural Vermont as a defender of gun rights. Lee asked him about urban gun violence.
“Ninety-nine Americans die every day in this country due to gun violence,” Spike Lee said.
“Common Sense. And that means, if you tell the average gun owner in Vermont, a guy who goes hunting, and you say to him, "Look, we've got to do everything to make sure that people who should not have guns do not have guns." They'll agree with you,” Sanders said.
The filmmaker acknowledged his wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, has publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.
“My beautiful wife, who just had a birthday last night, she is a Hillary Clinton supporter. And so there's a little bit of divide in the household,” Lee said.
Having lost 7 of the last 8 state elections, and confronting the possibility of a contested convention, Clinton claimed Sanders couldn't deliver on his promises.
“Every candidate asking for your vote owes it to you to be clear about how we are actually going to keep our promises,” Clinton said.
After his win in Wisconsin, Sen. Ted Cruz is now counting on a divided Republican convention. In New York City Wednesday, he mocked Donald Trump.
“Donald has no solutions to the problems we're facing. He likes to yell and scream and insult and curse,” Cruz said. “But he has no real solutions to bringing jobs back to America.”
Not true, said Trump at a big rally tonight on Long Island. He vowed to force Carrier air conditioning to reverse plans to move 1,700 jobs from Indiana to Mexico.
“Every single time you make an air conditioning unit and you send it across our now very powerful and strong border, you're going to pay a 35% tax on that unit,” Trump said.
Experts say Trump "would have to throw out a slew of treaties and trade deals" to impose such a tariff, and that our trading partners would retaliate. One economist estimated Trump's trade policies might bring back some manufacturing, but would cost the U.S. a net loss of 4-7 million jobs.