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BARTIROMO: And I know you know, you're with him a lot, and you were with him recently, this weekend you were with him.

WOLF: We were playing golf this weekend.

BARTIROMO: Did he tell you anything about his phone call with Bernie Sanders?

WOLF: No. We were together, I believe he made a call to Sanders.

BARTIROMO: Why did he call him, you think? What's your sense? Would he say to him, look, it's time to step aside?

WOLF: You know, I think that when you're the head of the party and you see what's gone on over the past week, OK, he was in Asia, he has NATO coming up, you've seen what's going on with respect to the California judge -- I think it's much more important that we show unified party together with the secretary and the senator, and I think as he is the leader of the free world in the Democratic Party, I think he just wants to make sure at the time that we have a unifying message, that we are unifying and going after --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: -- like that's a call for Sanders to get out of the race. If you want to unify, you've got to get Sanders out of the race.

BARTIROMO: I mean, we're connecting the dots here. He basically said, hey, get out of the way.

WOLF: Listen -- whether the AP said it last night, or it will be said tonight by everyone, including Fox, either way, the Secretary will have the numbers. Whether people like it or not, super delegates are voting, OK? Highly unlikely they switch their vote at the convention.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It depends on the circumstances. She also has the potential looming indictment over her head, right? I mean, we don't know what's going to come out of the FBI. And so it remains to be seen. There are some cards in the air, so, I sort of reject that claim that it's all baked, that it's all baked except for the technicality of the convetntion.

DAGEN MCDOWELL, FOX BUSINESS NETWORK CORRESPONDENT: And by the way, Robert, (ph) Harlan's a Democrat, so --

WOLF: I have no issue. Everyone can reject what they want. She will be the candidate, she will be nominated at the convention, and it will be Trump versus Clinton. We can all speculate -- yes, there's a lot of things that could happen every day, but I think it's highly unlikely that the e- mail situation --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Do you think there's anything wrong with the AP putting this story out before all these primaries? And there's been an implication where a lot of people said that this was somehow manipulated, that the AP story was somehow concocted --

WOLF: First of all, it wasn't just AP -- NBC also put it out.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: But they based it on the AP. I saw the NBC report. It's based on the AP.

WOLF: My view is one, supposedly 20 super delegates came out, which got her one electoral vote over. I mean, I would have liked them to wait until the six primaries today, and California is obviously very important. New Jersey is important, they're all very important, and then at the end of today, the numbers are very clear. But the numbers are clear. I know we all want to make this Bernie-Hillary thing very close, but it's not close. She has 3 million more popular votes. She has 20 percent more in the electoral map, and she has about 50 percent or greater when it comes to all delegates. So it's just not that close. It was closer with President Obama and Secretary Clinton, and everyone knows I was hammering Secretary Clinton back then to get out. And so, and that was even closer.

BARTIROMO: So do you think Bernie Sanders should get out today?

WOLF: I would like to think that after tonight he -- well, listen, he has the right to go to the convention. He's built a great platform. I would - -

BARTIROMO: Oh, he says he's going to the convention.

WOLF: I would like his messaging to be much more unified. Whether he opts out or not, that's not for me to say.

MCDOWELL: Because she needs his votes. She needs those first-time voters and those young people. I want to ask you, though -- 1980, Jimmy Carter lost five of the last eight contests to Ted Kennedy. What happened? Well, we know he lost in November, but -- more than a quarter of Ted Kennedy's supporters voted for Ronald Reagan. Isn't that a legitimate fear for Hillary Clinton in this election?

WOLF: No, because I would not compare Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump, no disrespect.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There are a lot of people out there who do compare the two and they say Reagan wasn't taken seriously by the national media and neither is Trump.

WOLF: It's an interesting point, because the President will be going out for the Secretary if she's the nominee. His rating is very high. And by the way, he's higher than where president Reagan is at the same point in his presidency.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: His overall popularity is fine, but when you look at the economy, only 19 percent of Americans say that we're on the right track. This is a real problem. If jobs and the economy become the focus, especially in light of last week's jobs report, Hillary Clinton is irreparably tied to Barack Obama's economic policy. That's what I believe. And so how does she escape that if it continues to deteriorate? This is a problem for her.

BARTIROMO: What do you think about that, Robert? We saw the job's number on Friday, 38,000 jobs.

WOLF: Yes, we saw that one job's report. We also saw 14.5 million jobs created over 75 straight months, OK. So there's a lot of things that's happening --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It is true. We have a 4.7 percent unemployment rate.

WOLF: Listen, we can have a whole debate --

HARLAN HILL, TELEVISION ANALYST: -- participation rate -- 10 of the 20 fastest growing jobs in the economy, earn less than $25,000 a year. The jobs that we're creating aren't the right ones.

WOLF: Harlan, I'm not questioning whether we are where we want to be, to be clear. The question --

HILL: As Democrats, we've had eight years to fix these problems, and you've got so many families that can't afford to fix their air conditioning units. You've got -- I know kids that are graduating from college, people my age, with a quarter million dollars in debt, and they can't find a job. These are real problems.


WOLF: Listen -- no one is taking to issue that where we want to be. The question is, are we better off than where we were and should we stay the path? I say yes. You may say, no. We can have an economic debate. We can talk infrastructure and why the GOP have not passed an infrastructure bill or national infrastructure bank. We can talk about -- let's talk policy, though.

BARTIROMO: How about policy on tax reform? Because Dagen brought this up earlier -- Hillary Clinton has not tipped her hand on a corporate tax rate. What does she want to do in terms of her tax reform plan in terms of corporate tax rate, which we know is the highest in the world, which we know that Donald Trump wants to take to 15 percent, which we know that there's all this $2 trillion in cash oversea that is we want to come back to America -- why isn't Hillary Clinton telling us what she's going to the with the corporate tax rate?

WOLF: Well, a couple things. Hillary Clinton's put out a lot of policies, just to be clear, versus someone who's put out no policies. So we can debate --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That's also not true. Donald Trump has put his tax policy on his website.

BARTIROMO: He put his tax reform --

WOLF: That policy has a 17 trillion dollar deficit to it.

BARTIROMO: It's 11 trillion according to the --

WOLF: OK, 11 trillion.

BARTIROMO: I just want to be clear. That's it.

WOLF: OK, that's fine, maybe 11. I'm off by --

BARTIROMO: That again is -- hey, what's 9 trillion?

WOLF: It's amazing, on Fox, we're debating deficits and trillions, but --

BARTIROMO: The point is, he does have a tax plan.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Nine trillion is what Obama has added to the national debt during these eight years, so --

WOLF: You want to talk about where the deficit has gone while he's been President? The deficits have gone from double digits to 2.5 percent. OK, you have to get your facts down, OK.

BARTIROMO: Well he did add to the debt.

WOLF: We were talking about deficit.

BARTIROMO: OK, debt, deficit, they're both bad.

WOLF: He brought the deficit down more than any other president there's been.

HILL: From an all-time high.

BARTIROMO: Does he really want to expand social security now? Isn't that what he said last week?

WOLF: I didn't hear that, so you'd have to give me the talk -- I'm confused. Where do you want me to answer on, on the Secretary's corporate plan?

BARTIROMO: No, I want you to just make the case -- yes, for the corporate tax plan.

WOLF: Listen, we know where the President was. He wants to go from 28, or even 25 percent for manufacturing. Secretary Clinton was the Secretary during that time. She started SelectUSA, which was bringing back foreign direct investment. My gut tells me that, remember, we have to differentiate business reform versus personal reform. I think we're talking mid-20's, where the Democrats are today. It's a question of how you debate the whole repatriation. We know repatriation under President Bush 43, that it was really just -- it didn't do anything other than give the ability for shareholders to really have new dividends and share buybacks. It wasn't really for the benefit of the country. Trickle down economics did not work on that.

BARTIROMO: You would think that she would want to talk about this, the corporate tax -- OK, we want to talk more about this, Robert Wolf. We are going to take a short break. We are going to see you coming up in the program.

WOLF: For a full hour, I can't wait.

BARTIROMO: Exactly. He's with us for the hour, the 8:00 am hour. We will be right back, stay with us.


BARTIROMO: Welcome back. Airbus unveiling the world's first 3D printed plane. Cheryl Casone with that and the other headlines. You have got to explain this one to us, Cheryl.

CHERYL CASONE, BOX BUSINESS NETWORK CORRESPONDENT: And it works! Check this out, Maria, it's pretty cool. It's a windowless aircraft called Thor. The plane weighs 46 pounds, it's less than 13 feet long, so it's not that big, it's completely 3D printed, except, of course, for the electrical elements of it. Airbus says it flies beautifully, it's very stable. Get one for the kids, I guess.

All right. Another story we're following, kind of neat -- can the browser that you use make you a better employee? A new study looked at browser use by customer service agents and discovered those who use Firefox or Google's Chrome stayed in their jobs 15 percent longer than those who used Internet Explorer or Safari. And, Firefox and Chrome users had significantly higher sales, their call times were also shorter. Almost 2/3 of the customer service agents used the default browser on the computer. Maybe it's time to make your own choice.

And finally, this story -- Bloomberg is reporting that Blue Apron is reportedly considering filing for an IPO within the next twelve months. Sources say that Blue Apron is currently in talks with banks about options for raising capital, including a possible initial public offering, end quote. They say that Blue Apron was most recently valued at about 2 billion but would be valued currently at 3 billion if IPO's meal kit services, which are great if you're lazy like me, are great, and it's a multibillion dollar industry. Maria, back to you.

BARTIROMO: Big industry there. Thank you so much, Cheryl.

We are looking at politics and money this morning. Up next, the Pittsburgh Penguins are one step closer to winning the Stanley Cup. We've got the highlights from the game last night. Plus, one man is on a quest to prove you can enjoy what you eat in moderation. He will join us to talk about his goal of eating at Chipotle every day for 366 days. He'll join us next. Back in a minute.


BARTIROMO: Very cool stuff. That was Metallica giving an electric rendition of the national anthem ahead of game four of the NHL finals. For the highlights of last night's game and all the top stories in sports, we're joined right now by Fox News headlines 24/7 sports reporter, Jared Max. Hey, Jared.

JARED MAX, FOX NEWS SPORTS REPORTER: Good morning, Maria. Great to follow James Hatfield and Metallica at the Stanley Cup finals. We begin on a downer this morning. It's a sad day for the world of mixed martial arts. Kimbo Slice died last night. He was only 42 years old. Born Kevin Ferguson, Slice was a former backyard brawler who turned into an internet sensation and then a professional fighter in MMA. Record of five wins, two losses, four knockouts. His third professional fight back in may of 2008 aired on CBS. It was the first MMA fight on primetime network television. No foul play is suspected by police. Kimbo Slice was only 42 years old.

The march of the Penguins continues toward a Stanley Cup celebration. After losing game number three to the Sharks Saturday, the Penguins got back to their winning ways last night. First period in San Jose, we're going to see the highlight as Ian Cole will score a goal for the first time in 124 games. Listen to how it was described, the Penguins Radio voice, Mike Lang.


MIKE LANG, SPORTS ANNOUNCER, PENGUINS RADIO NETWORK: (ph) Keshla marches right in. Keshla peeling off himself. Cole scores! Pittsburgh Penguins, Stanley Cup --

And the Penguins strike first here at San Jose and lead one nothing. Don't tell your ma, tell your pa, I'm going to send you back to Arkansas.


MAX: The one and only Mike Lang on the Penguins Radio Network. So, at that point, Penguins are up one nothing. Fast forward to third period, they're down two to one and then the Penguins would add to it again. Mike Lang, take it away.


DOC EMRICK, SPORTS ANNOUNCER: -- and it is (ph) angling a cross -- Scores! And it's three to one in favor of the Penguins.


MAX: That was actually the voice of Doc Emrick, not Mike Lang. We will fix that. Pittsburgh scores the victory three to one, they lead the Stanley Cup finals, three games to one. They could wrap things up in Pittsburgh on Thursday. It would be their first cup in seven years.

Four months since they beat the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, the Denver Broncos made their visit to the White House yesterday. Team president, former Broncos quarterback, John Elway, stood next to President Obama. Retired quarterback, Peyton Manning there as well. Most intriguing nugget from yesterday -- Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas got a few words in with the President to thank him for pardoning his mother last July. She was one of 46 people who was pardoned from the federal prisons for nonviolent drug offenses.

Sports trivia on a Tuesday morning. Question -- according to Forbes, who is the highest paid female athlete the last 12 months? UFC fighter, Ronda Rousey, tennis star Serena -- ah! We gave it away. It's Serena Williams. (laughter)

MCDOWELL: Of course, it's Serena Williams.

BARTIROMO: Of course.

MAX: She's the new champion as she unseats Sharapova who had had this title for 11 years, but, prediction, she probably won't ever have it again considering where her career has gone because of the PED. JP Morgan Chase signed Serena to a new deal last year. She had three grand slams in the year, and because she finished the year number one, Serena also got bonuses from both Nike and Wilson. Serena tops in the female sports world.

BARTIROMO: Wow. Well, she's incredible. Jared, thank you. And Harlan Hill, great to see you this morning.

HILL: Thanks for having me.

BARTIROMO: Yes, great value that you bring, all the time Harlan. Thank you, Harlan Hill.

Coming up next hours, I'll be sitting down with major league baseball commissioner, Rob Manfred, in a Fox Business exclusive. Make sure to tune in at 8:30 am Eastern for that, right here on MORNINGS WITH MARIA. Up next, we'll talk more with Robert Wolf. Stay with us.


BARTIROMO: Good Tuesday morning, everybody. Welcome back. I'm Maria Bartiromo. It is Tuesday, June 7. Your top stories right now, 8:00 am on the East Coast. Six more states voting in primaries in the 2016 race for the White House. Polls are opened in New Jersey already and will open in the remaining states in an hour or two. This as the Associated Press is reporting this morning that Hillary Clinton has already secured the Democratic nomination. It is, however, not that simple. Bernie Sanders is vowing to go fight on.


CLINTON: According to the news, we are on the brink of a historic, historic, unprecedented moment. But we still have work to do, don't we?

SANDERS: There's nothing to concede. Secretary Clinton will not have the requisite number of pledged delegates to win the Democratic nomination.

DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: She's made so many bad decisions, she would be a disaster as president of our country.


BARTIROMO: All of this as Donald Trump is facing scrutiny on both sides of the aisle over the Trump University case. The latest from the campaign trail ahead.

Made in America, New Balance sneakers, produced here in the United States, and now the company is close to securing a contract with the Pentagon.


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(Show: MORNINGS WITH MARIA) (Date: June 7, 2016) (Time: 06:00:00) (Tran: 060701cb.231) (Type: Show) (Head: AP Reports Clinton Secured Enough Delegates to Win Nomination; Tropical Storm Colin Makes Landfall in Florida; California Primary Preview; The Conservative Celebrity; Leaning Right In Hollywood; Ralph Lauren To Close 50 Stores; The Price Of Prosperity) (Sect: News; Financial)

(Byline: Maria Bartiromo, Dagen McDowell, David Lee Miller, Cheryl Casone)

(Guest: Jon Hilsenrath, Harlan Hill, Leland Vittert, Sean Caynen, Todd Buchholz)

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MARIA BARTIROMO, FOX NEWS ANCHOR: Good Tuesday morning. I'm Maria Bartiromo. It is Tuesday, June 7th.

Your top stories right now - 6:00 am on the East Coast.

Six more states voting in primaries in the 2016 race for the White House. Polls are opening right now in New Jersey.

This as the Associated Press reports Hillary Clinton has secured the nomination. It is not that simple, though. Bernie Sanders is vowing to fight on.


HILLARY CLINTON, (D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: According to the news we are on the brink of a historic, historic, unprecedented moment. But we still have work to do, don't we?

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS, (I-VT) DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: There's nothing to concede. Secretary Clinton will not have the requisite number of pledged delegates to win the Democratic nomination.

DONALD TRUMP, (R) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: She's made so many bad decisions. She would be a disaster as president of our country.


BARTIROMO: This is Donald Trump faces scrutiny again on both sides of the aisle over the Trump University case. The latest from the campaign trail.

Breaking news overnight, a car bombing in Istanbul killing at least 11 people, we've got details coming your way.

Tropical storm Colin meanwhile making landfall.

And Florida Governor, Rick Scott declares a state of emergency because of Colin.

Northern parts of the state slammed with heavy rains, flooding roads and knocking out power to thousands.

American Airlines changes its frequent flyer program. Now, People who spend more will get more.

More pain on the retail sector to report. Ralph Lauren, the latest, and the company says it will close stores, cut jobs. The reports to The Wall Street Journal it is trying to turn around the struggling business.

We've got details. Verizon reportedly making a second round bid for Yahoo!'s core business meanwhile. The journal this morning is reporting that it will offer $3 billion and it is one of the lead contenders for the Yahoo! assets.

Markets this morning in Asia overnight gains across the board on the yields of the big rally on Wall Street yesterday, investors around the world taking a cue from Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen, that was shown in her street yesterday.

In Europe, stocks also following through higher across the board. The FTSE 100 in London, up two-thirds of a percent. You got the CAC 40 in Paris up one and a quarter percent. And the DAX Index in Germany up one and three quarters percent right now.

Futures in the U.S. pointed to a pretty strong opening this morning. The Dow Industrials looking to open up about 60 points. We are navigating all the happenings for stock prices.

And joining me all morning this morning Fox Business Network's Dagen McDowell, The Wall Street Journal's Chief Economic Correspondent Jon Hilsenrath and Democratic Strategist Harlan Hill, good to see you guys.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Good to be here.


BARTIROMO: Good morning to you.

Jon we've got a lot to talk about. And Harlan news overnight to get to a duet, we can miss line up this morning. Stay with us, former White House Director of Economic Policy under President George H.W. Bush, Todd Buchholz is with us. General Hospital Starr and Donald Trump supporter, Sean Canin is with us. And National Center for Policy Analysis Executive Director, Lieutenant Colonel Allen West joins us. Plus senate majority leader Mitch McConnell joining me this morning and MLB Commissioner, Rob Manfred a lot of great guest coming your way. You don't want to miss a moment of it.

Let's kick it off of right now with our top story this morning. And the polls are open in New Jersey. On the Democratic side of the race the associated press and other report say, Hillary Clinton has secured enough delegates to win the nomination.

However, Bernie Sanders says, "Not so fast." The senator is promising to take things to take things all the way to the convention because Hillary's win is only according to super delegates which are not loyal and could change their vote at the convention. Without them, Sanders still has a chance and he knows it.

David Lee Miller is in Elizabeth, New Jersey with all the details right now. David, good morning to you.

DAVID LEE MILLER, FOX NEWS: Good morning, Maria. We was right, that's what Tony Soprano might say about the state of New Jersey it was expected that New Jersey primary voters would be the ones to take Hillary Clinton over the threshold necessary for her to clinch the nomination. But as you just said last night, the A.P. recalculated the super delegate and now they say she is essentially the presumptive nominee.

And today here in New Jersey, not only is there a Democratic primary, there's a Republican primary as well and a great deal of controversy. New Jersey's former governor, Christine Todd Whitman writing an op-ed piece says, "I will be voting Tuesday and with my vote we'll let the Republican leaders know that I do not believe Donald Trump represents the best of the party and what is good for the country I love."

Trump has taken a great deal of flak for saying that a federal judge that made a ruling against Trump University cannot be fair because of the judge's Mexican heritage.

And on last night's O' Reilly factor, Trump defended himself as Hillary Clinton kept up her attacks.



TRUMP: I don't care if the judge is Mexican or not. I'm going to do great with the Mexican people because I provide jobs. So I don't care about Mexican. But we're being treated very unfairly, Bill, very, very unfairly.

CLINTON: It seems like everyday Trump picks another group of people or an individual to bully. His latest is a federal judge here in the case about Trump University. He was born in Indiana. The last time I check it was part of America. He is probably of Mexican heritage.


MILLER: And here in New Jersey, there are 126 Democratic delegates at stake, 51 Republican delegates. But as we pointed out earlier, this primary today could be largely symbolic because it does appear right now at least according to the Associated Press super delegates count that Trump as well as Hillary Clinton are essentially the presumptive nominees.

Nevertheless, a few moments ago, at 6:00, the polls opened here Maria in Elizabeth, New Jersey and the number of people have already cast their primary votes.

Back to you.

BARTIROMO: It's going to be an exciting day, David, thank you so much. David Lee Miller there in New Jersey.

Democratic Strategist Harlan Hill with us this morning. Harlan surprised about Hillary apparently getting the number of delegates?

HARLAN HILL, DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST: I would say allegedly getting them.

BARTIROMO: Allegedly.

HILL: Yeah, I mean think, we're curious timing on the eve of I think what's really the last Super Tuesday. You know, the A.P. comes on it. And, you know, maybe it's not an A.P. conspiracy. Maybe there are a lot of super delegates holding to report on what side they were going to fall until the day before.

But it's not good timing for anybody. I can imagine that Hillary Clinton campaign would prefer this. I think that this could impact turnout either way. We don't know.

BARTIROMO: Yeah, because those super delegates can change their vote at the convention. What is your sense in terms of how many of them might do that and go for Bernie as Bernie keeps gaining victories?

HILL: Well, if you'd ask me these questions yesterday I would've thought that there was a highlight likely of bit, some of them could flip, especially if he came out of California and really today with a lot of momentum.

I think that he could tell a very interesting story about how competitive he is against Donald Trump in the general election were as Hillary Clinton may not be as competitive.

And so I don't know now. I don't know.

BARTIROMO: Wow, Dagen, how do you see it?

MCDOWELL: Well, Doug shown last week in The Wall Street Journal and we've talked about this road that particularly if Sanders went in California that there's every reason to believe, and I'm quoting the editorial in the journal. That at the convention, Bernie Sanders will offer a rules change that requires the super delegates to vote for the candidate who won the state's primary or caucus, number one. That's one of the reasons that Doug argues that Hillary Clinton might not be the nominee.