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"Saudi and says a lot of Democrats. It has a Republicans independence democratic socialists. Conservatives I want to ask the audience a question, if you raise your hand here, a show of hands of how many people get their insurance from work private insurance right now, how many get it from providence. Okay. Now. Those how many are willing to transition to what the Senator says government run system. He's got the name ID. He's got the money and judging from his town hall on Fox News last night. He's got the support for his key policy prescriptions. Bernie Sanders is arguably the Democratic Front runner for president to get morning. And welcome to morning Joe is Tuesday April sixteenth along with Joe Willie. And me, we have MSNBC contributor. Mike barnicle calmness. Innocent editor for the Washington Post. David Ignatius, Washington anchor for BBC world news, America, Katty, Kay and historian, author of the soul of America and Rogers, professor of the presidency at Vanderbilt University, Jon Meacham, he's an NBC news, and that's NBC contributor. So we'll start this morning though. We'll get to politics at some point. But we'll start with the latest on the catastrophic fire at Notre them officials in Paris, say the. Structure of the cathedral itself has been saved and preserved as a whole while the fire spread to one of the two famous bell towers Tayeb also been spared around five hundred firefighters battled the blaze for hours, and we're able to prevent the fire from spreading to the northern belfry. One firefighter has suffered serious injuries. And there are no fatalities. Still most of the roof of the twelfth and thirteenth century gothic cathedral has been destroyed and to spiral collapsed after being engulfed in. Flames officials say that the fire started at about six forty five pm local time, and roughly around closing time the exact cause is currently unknown. But French media is quoting the Paris fire. Brigade is saying it is quote, potentially linked to a major renovation project on the church's spire, and it's two hundred fifty. Tons of lead. What a disaster. I mean, just watching this yesterday was about as heartbreaking as it gets really was your you know, you when we watched. The twin towers fall the tragedy was felt not only the United States but across the world, and it was a body blow. It was spotty blow and a great human loss for the world's at the time lone superpower, but Jon Meacham yesterday watching this and hearing word of this tragedy spreading really felt like a dagger thrust at the heart of western civilization. It did was like everybody. I was watching it trying to trying to think about why it was so disturbing. And I think I finally settled on the fact this was such an elemental crisis. It's fire and faith two things. Shapes and have shaped since for me Theus since we got got the fire from the gods to mix are theological worldviews and the point of cathedral. The reason medieval Christians built such enormous structures was to make something on earth. That would be what they thought of as an icon of the new Jerusalem. It was supposed to make you feel all it was supposed to make you feel small in the great cosmology. And that this this was this was the house of God. This was why God was worthy in many ways of worship and then to have another element from. From the core of who we are destroy. It was this sort of fascinating and unsettling moment in which two things that we revere. Don't particularly understand were fighting with each other. And Willie guys. It was just just review or just know the background. Notre Dom was actually built on the site of what originally in ancient times was a Roman temple of Jupiter and then in the sixth century another ancient temple was built. But then Willie. Notre Dom was built in it. Slowly, but surely evolved into the great structure that it was but it had been through so much for for those. That haven't followed the history of this extraordinary city or this extraordinary building had been through survived plagues attacks from radicals during the French revolution and seventeen eighty nine. It got rebuilt and then once again fell into disarray.."