New York City was the site of several tributes to Prince on Thursday night, with the Prince Street subway station getting a makeover in the singer’s honor, and filmmaker Spike Lee throwing an impromptu block party in Brooklyn, which quickly became a packed gathering of fans paying their respects.
Broadway was also the scene of a pair of musical tributes during the evening, with the casts of both The Color Purple and Hamilton closing their performances on Thursday with homages to Prince, as seen below:
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda later revealed that he spent the day putting together his cast’s performance.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 22, 2016
Trump’s record as one of the ‘dumbest students’ in college makes cheating story credible: Trump biographer
On Tuesday, Trump biographer David Cay Johnston discussed the allegation from Mary Trump's book that the president paid for someone to take his SAT — an accusation he denies vehemently.
"He claims he was a top student, best of the best. What do you make of this, David?" asked host Erin Burnett.
"The story makes perfect sense," said Johnston. "First of all, back in the 1960s, it was easy to have someone go and take your test for you. There weren't IDs and the checks we have today because of the kind of cheating. The idea that a rich boy paid someone else to take the test, to people of my generation, is no surprise. Trump claims he was a great student, yet one of his former professor described him as the 'blank blank dumbest student he's ever had,' but thinks he knows everything. There were no honors for Trump at Fordham or Penn."
Trump Org executive agrees with Mary Trump that the president is ‘traumatized and emotionally stunted’
Former Trump Organization executive Barbara Res appeared on MSNBC's "The Beat" with Ari Melber to explain that there is probably a lot of truth in the new book by Mary Trump.
"I'm glad that she's come out with it," said Res. "Nobody that knew him like she did, and like I did, back in the time, has really spoken much about this. Written about it, but by people that didn't work with him or know him but read about it and summarized what was. She has very, very powerful information. And I'm glad that she's willing to share it. I think it will be helpful."
‘We’re moving in the wrong direction’: Houston mayor issues dire warning about Texas COVID-19 explosion
On CNN Tuesday, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner warned that the COVID-19 situation in Texas is worsening.
"What is your response in reaching this new milestone of 10,000 cases in Texas in a single day?" asked anchor Wolf Blitzer.
"It's scary, not one I like to brag about," said Turner. "Today, for the first time in a long time, we reported in the City of Houston 1,060, so we represented about 10 percent of those cases. We are moving in the wrong direction. That's why we have to clamp down and slow the virus."
"Mayor, you have said the number of people in ICU beds has exponentially increased," said Blitzer. "Are you in danger in Houston of running out of space to care for the critically ill coronavirus patients?"