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donald trump digs in a new op-ed of his criticism of john mccain and lashing back at critics. . new information about the gunman who murdered four marines in tennessee. and the nuclear deal with iran put to a vote on the world stage. it is not sitting well with everyone. we are live with the obama administration has an uphill battle to sell the deal. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans.
it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. john berman has the morning off. breaking overnight, donald trump has more of his criticism of john mccain. already on the hot seat saying mccain is not a war hero. now trump blames mccain for covering up the v.a. hospital scandal and said he made america less safe and sent our soldiers into wrong wars. he writes a number of my competitors for the nomination have no business running for president. i do not need to be lectured by any of them. many are failed politicians or unable to succeed in the private sector. cnn's sunlen serfaty has more from the white house. >> donald trump is digging in
moreovering no apologies and refusing calls from other candidates that he should drop out of the race. here is what he had to say on "this week." >> do you owe john mccain an apology? >> no not at all. i believe i will do far more for veterans than john mccain has done for years with all talk and no action. he's on television all the time talking. you look at what is happening to veterans. they are being decimated. i will do far more for veterans than anybody. i will be able to build them new hospitals. i will be able to help the veterans. john mccain has failed. all you have to do is which you report on all the time look at the scandal at the v.a. and the disaster conditions. believe me, i built with a small group, the vietnam memorial in downtown manhattan. i know what it is to help
people. >> reporter: many have been coming to the defense of senator mccain. a former fighter pilot shot down and put in prison and put in hanoi for five years. this controversy has given an opening to many of the republican candidates. many who were just waiting for this opportunity to come out more openly and criticize donald trump. some saying that this should disqualify him from running for the race. >> it is offensive and ridiculous. it is a disqualifier as commander in chief. >> until mr. trump apologizes to john mccain and veterans of the country, i don't think he has the character or temperament to hold the highest position in the country. >> reporter: the republican national convention stated comments like those have no place in the party.
we have not heard from senator john mccain. he has been silent. we did hear from his daughter, meghan mccain. she said she is horrified. >> thank you, sunlen serfaty. breaking overnight new information about the gunman who killed five people in the shooting rampage in chattanooga, tennessee. the federal investigation into youssuf abdulazeez saying he had been abusing drugs and had been depressed for a number of years. family members are telling investigators that abdulazeez suffered from bipolar and had been abusing painkillers and using other party drugs. he sought treatment and the family sent him away to jordan to get him away from friends they believe were bad influences. the family was aware of the high power weapons and used most of
his money to buy weapons and often went target shooting. all of this after the memorial. cnn's boris sanchez was there. >> reporter: a very emotional time here in chattanooga, christine. on sunday a procession carrying the sailor who passed away sunday morning after the shooting on thursday drove by the memorial. people waving flags and offering signs of support to those families. randall smith's mother was visibly emotional and overcome with grief when she saw a picture of her son behind the memorial. she said she was overwhelmed by the support in the community. she choked up when i asked how the family was holding up. the family of youssuf abdulazeez's family offering
condolences for those affected by the shooting. there are no words to describe our shock horror and grief. the person who committed this crime is not the son we knew and loved for years. for years, our son suffered from depression. it grieves us to know his pain found an expression in the heinous act of violence. this is more than a question of the shooting but a sign of mental illness on behalf of the shooter. >> boris, thank you for that. happening this morning, a united nations security vote on lifting the sanctions in iran. that was the main carrot used in iran for the nuclear program. the white house decision to let the u.n. vote on the deal has capitol hill in an uproar. on sunday the administration submitted the deal to congress. starting what looks to be a
no-holds bar debate for 60 days. ash carter's visit to israel and jordan this week comes at a very important moment because of the iran deal. for the latest let's bring in erin mclaughlin in jerusalem. >> reporter: good morning, christine. this morning, secretary carter received a warm welcome from his israeli counterpart complete with a red carpet and military music. playing both countries anthems. the two discussed their councils tries mutual friendship. a friendship by all accounts has been put to the test in recent days. israel is of course one of the iran nuclear deals harshest and vocal critics. the united states helped to broker. the u.s. secretary of defense ash carter addressed on the
flight from tel aviv saying even friends can disagree. >> i'm not going to change anybody's mind in israel. that's not the purpose of my trip. the purpose of my trip is to work on all the things we do together to guarantee the security of american interests in the region and very importantly, the security of israel. obviously, we believe that the nuclear deal promotes the security in the region. the american strategy and also the defense of israel. as i said friends can disagree. >> reporter: over the weekend, more strong words from israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. drawing attention to remarks made by iran's supreme leader on saturday. saturday iran's supreme leader saying the policies in the
united states would not change as a result of the nuclear agreement. on sunday in his weekly cabinet meeting, benjamin netanyahu saying quotas long as the iranian leadership continues for calls of death to america and death to israel there is no reason to make compromises. secretary carter for his part saying this nuclear agreement does not take a u.s. military option off the table and u.s. officials saying that part of the reasons for this trip is to take a look at what more can be done to counter iran's destabilizing influence in the region. >> erin mclaughlin, thank you. opening day for embassies in havana. marking a new relationship with the two countries that severed ties years ago. the american flags will not fly
outside. that will happen when secretary of state john kerry visits in august. breaking news. four italians kidnapped in libya. a crisis team activated to free the construction company workers. no word who might have taken them. italy closed the embassy in february as libya sank into chaos and violence. many have entered libya by sea in recent months. time for an early start on your money. u.s. futures are following their lead. last week strong earnings pushed nasdaq to a record high close. all gains last week. s&p snapped a three-week losing streak. worries about greece fade and first batch of quarterly profits have been solid. the dow is up 1.5% for the year and s&p up 3%. a look at tech stocks. the nasdaq is up 10% so far this
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$50 savings card and catalog with price list. call now or click for your free $50 savings card and catalog. new and graphic details about bill cosby's troubling behavior from a deposition he gave ten years ago. cosby admits he had relationships with five women outside his marriage gave prescription medication to women he wanted to have sex with and tried to hide the affairs from his wife. the woman claimed the comedian drugged and molested her. two women claimed him of sexual assault. one said his admissions under oath come as no surprise. >> it is classic narcissitic
behavior. it is the ego and control and diabolical thinking and behaviors. it is classic. it is what was perpetrated upon me. it is the smoking mirrors and reverse pointing the finger back at the victim making us all wonder how did i just get raped. why did that just happen? >> the 78-year-old cosby has never been charged. in the 2005 deposition, he claimed the sex and drug taking were always consensual. a california man is behind bars accused of killing three little girls, including his daughter. the three were found in the home in the town of modesto. police claim he had a previous relationship with one of the
victims. authorities on long island say a drunk driver crashed and killed four in a limousine. here is the scene on saturday after the pickup truck t-boned the limo. at least two survivors remain hospitalized this morning. the truck's driver was hospitalized and pleaded not guilty to dwi charges during his bedside arraignment. scott walker on the record whether gays should be banned from being leaders of the boy scouts. the wisconsin governor tells dana bash it is the organization, not the government to decide. he asked if being gay was a choice. >> do you think that being gay is a choice? >> i mean i think that is not an issue for me to be involved in. the bottom line is i will stand
up and work hard for every american regardless of who they are no matter what they come from or background. i'll fight for people know matter if they vote for me or not. >> walker ceasesays contrary to reports, walker doesn't disagree with the stance. meantime walker's fellow republican candidate, rick perry says the boy scouts would be quote better off without openly gay scout masters. this comes as the party is courting conservatives. and george h.w. bush was discharged from the hospital and a fractured vertebrae after falling in his home in kennebunk port maine. the 91-year-old suffers from parkinson's disease. widespread thunderstorms across the country.
the worst in the midwest. forecast to be a repeat of sunday's severe weather pattern. california hit hard by flash flooding. a bridge over a california freeway classed in desert center. a truck was crushed in the incident. crews worked to free the driver trapped inside. the victim was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. a tragedy in cincinnati. a pregnant mom and two children killed in severe flooding. the home was swept away and the father and two sons survived. at least six people rescued in illinois after stranded when several levees broke along a creek. streets submerged in the town of hill view. several people when their homes flooded. the town's church opened up for those displaced by the storm. no relief in the forecast for much of the country. let's get to meteorologist derek van dam for the latest.
>> heavy rain and flooding from what was hurricane delores. you can clearly see it on the satellite loop as well. it continues to rotate. this prompted the national weather service to issue flash flood watches and warnings with more rain to come in the los angeles and san diego region. that extends across las vegas and arizona as well. not only did san diego break a rainfall record on sunday but broke a high temperature record. 88 degrees on sunday afternoon. here's the three-day forecast for cities. phoenix above 100 degrees. the first half of the week work. that is not the only area that will sizzle. look at the east coast and deep south. heat advisories and warning in effect. believe it or not, we have relief in the forecast. a cold front will slide through
by tuesday and wednesday. cooling our temperatures off. new york you top 91 today. back to you. >> i think sizzle is the right word. thanks. a terrifying encounter in the ocean caught on camera. a pro surfer battles it out with a shark on live television. how he managed to get away ahead. running my own shop has been brutal. but then i got a domain and built my website all at godaddy. now i look so professional i just got my first customer who isn't related to me. get a domain website and email starting at $1/month all at godaddy.
but the terrifying close close encounter with a shark. this happened on live tv. fanning came away unscathed and he knows just how lucky he is. >> i felt something grab like got stuck in my leg. i instantly just jumped like a lion. it just kept coming at my board. i kept kicking and screaming. >> did you see some teeth? >> i just saw fins. i was waiting for the teeth to come at me. i thought. >> did you get a couple punches in? >> i punched it in the back. >> the only thing was a severed leash on his surfboard. right now, authorities in mexico back at it searching for escaped cartel leader el chapo. the manhunt entering its ninth
day. authorities have few leads. meanwhile, seven prison workers charged this weekend in connection with guzman's escape. and as cnn's polo sandoval reports, more charges could be on the way. >> reporter: prosecutors are looking at all of the employees at the prison, the facility that el chapo escaped from. the focus on the director of maintenance of the facility. investigators believe that francisco kept the prison floor plans and may have allowed unauthorized access to the plans. that would have been necessary to know exactly where to cut through the prison foundation and eventually through the actual floor of that cell. now this is also very important as it does come among suspicions in mexico that el chapo had plenty of help not just outside the prison but likely within here in mexico have told me the
high level of corruption which allowed guzman to maintain control of the cartel but call the shots inside the prison. prosecutors believe that guzman may have transmitted his exact location in his cell with a gps device. today, we will work out to reach out to prosecutors trying to find out if they have a better sense of where guzman could be hiding. many experts i have spoken to say he could be hiding in the city among the roughly 21 million residents. polo sandoval cnn, mexico. donald trump digging in his criticism of john mccain and adding new insults in an op-ed published overnight.
breaking overnight, new insults from donald trump against john mccain. he is not holding back and actually more criticism of mccain unleashed in the new op-ed. new information on the gunman who murdered file in chattanooga. his family revealing a troubling past. a key vote on the nuclear deal with iran. a move that is causing controversy this morning. we are live with what the obama administration has this morning. i'm christine romans. welcome back to "early start." john berman has the morning off.
the billionaire candidate saying mccain is not a war hero. now in a usa today op-ed, trump blames mccain for covering up the v.a. scandal and said he has made america less safe and sent our soldiers into wrong way foreign addventureadventures. some write, a number of my competitors have no business running for president. i do not need to be lectured by them. many of them are failed politicians or people who would be unable to succeed in the private sector. correspondent sunlen serfaty has more from the white house. >> reporter: good morning, christine. donald trump is not backing down from his comments and digging in more offering no apologies and refusing calls from other candidates that he should drop out of the race. here is what he had to say on "this week." >> did you owe mccain an
apology? >> no not at all. i believe that i will do far more for veterans than john mccain has done for many years with all talk and no action. he's on television all the time talking. nothing gets done. you look at what is happening to the veterans. they are being decimated. i will do far more for veterans than anybody. i'll build them new hospitals and care centers. i'll help veterans. john mccain has failed. take a look at what you report on all the time. look at the scandal at the v.a. and the disastrous conditions which our veterans have to live. i built with a small group the vietnam memorial in downtown manhattan. i know what it is to help people and i know what it is to help veterans. >> reporter: many have been coming to the defense of mccain and his service to the nation. a former fighter pilot and shot down and put in prison and
tortured in hanoi for five years. he went on to win the purple heart. this is giving an open to republicans, many waiting for the opportunity to come out more openly and criticize donald trump. some say this should disqualify him from running from the race. >> it is offensive and ridiculous. i think it is a disqualifier. >> and until mr. trump apologizes directly to john mccain and also to the veterans of the country, i don't think he has the character or the temperament to hold the highest position in the country. >> reporter: the republican national convention took the rare step and said comments like those have no place in their party. we still have not heard from senator mccain. he has been silent since trump made the comments. we heard from his daughter. she says she is horrified and
disgusted by trump's rhetoric. sunlen serfaty at the white house. breaking overnight. new information about the gunman who killed five service members in chattanooga, tennessee. the investigation into youssuf abdulazeez turning up evidence he suffered from mental illness and abusing drugs. a law enforcement official says family members are telling investigators that mohammad youssuf abdulazeez suffered from bipolar and had been abusing painkillers and marijuana and other so-called party drugs. abdulazeez had sought treatment from a psychiatrist. he was sent away to jordan to get away from bad innfluencenfluenceinfluences. the family was aware of the weapons he owned. all of this coming out hours after chattanooga mourned the victims at memorial and procession. cnn's boris sanchez was there.
>> reporter: very emotional time here in chattanooga, christine. on sunday a procession led by a hearse carrying the body of russell smith. people in the crowd waving flags and offering signs of support and condolence to the families of those affected. randall smith's mother paula, visited the memorial. she was emotional. she was overcome with grief when she saw a picture of her son behind me at the memorial. she said she was overwhelmed by the amount of support she has seen in the community. she choked up after i asked how her family was holding up. we are hearing from the family of the shooter for the first time. abdulazeez
abdulazeez's family writing, there are no words to describe the shock, horror and grief. the person who committed this crime was not the son we loved. our son suffered from depression depression. it grieves us to know his pain found an expression of violence. this is more than just a jihadist mentality that led to the shooting but potentially a sign of mental illness on behalf of the shooter. christine. >> one of the threads they will explore as they look for a motive. happening this morning, a united nations security council vote on lifting sanctions in iran and that is the main carrot used in vienna that got iran to agree to the limitations on the nuclear program. for the white house decision to let the u.n. vote before congress, that has some people on capitol hill upset. on sunday the administration officially submitted the deal to congress starting what looks to be 60 days of no-holds bar debate.
ash carter's visit to the middle east comes at an important moment because of the iran deal. for the latest let's bring in erin mclaughlin in jerusalem. good morning, erin. >> reporter: good morning, christine. secretary carter received a warm welcome from his israeli counterpart. the israeli military rolling out the red carpet. there is also band music to welcome him. the two emphasized the friendship that exists between the united states and israel. at a time really when that friendship does seem to be put to the test. israel is of course one of the iran nuclear deal's most vocal and harshest critics. the deal brokered by the united states. on the plane flight secretary carter addressing the differences saying even friends can disagree. >> i'm not going to change anybody's mind in israel. that is not the purpose of my trip. the purpose of my trip is to
work on all of the things we do together to guarantee the security of american interests in the region and very importantly, one of those is the security of israel. obviously we believe that the nuclear deal promotes the security in the region. the american strategy and also the defense of israel. friends can disagree. >> reporter: well on saturday iran's supreme leader saying that iran's policy toward the united states will not change as a result of the agreement. something that israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu was critical of during his cabinet meeting on sunday saying israel will not compromise as long as iran does not change its behavior. for his part secretary carter on that plane flight to tel aviv
telling reporters that the current nuclear agreement does nothing to prevent a u.s. military option. one of the reasons he says at agreement is a good one. u.s. officials say that he will be talking to israeli military officials during his visit about ways of increasing cooperation to prevent what they characterize to be iran's destabilizing activities in the region. >> thank you, erin. it is opening day for embassies in havana and washington, d.c. the two countries severd ties 54 years ago. the flag will not fly outside the embassy in cuba. that will happen during a formal ceremony in august. those two facilityies open. four italians kidnapped from an oilfield in libya. a crisis team activated to try to free the construction workers. no word on who may have taken
them. italy closed the embassy in february and urged workers to leave. european markets are higher. u.s. markets following their lead. greek banks open for the first time in three weeks. they were shutdown to prevent collapsing. it is not all back to normal. citizens can only withdraw 420 euro a week. the banks are open as necessity negotiations are set to happen again. europe is giving greece a bridge loan worth nearly $8 billion while the new deal is hammered out. the third bailout in the last five years. new testimony from bill cosby, revealed the comedian under oath about drugs, sex and younger women. what we're learning ahead next.
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new details about bill cosby's behavior in a deposition he gave ten years ago. in the deposition, cosby admits he had relationship was five women outside his marriage and gave prescription medications to the women he wanted to have sex with and tried to hide it from his wife. he claims he is a good reader of
non verbal clues that women were welcoming of his sexual advances. the lawsuit was filed by a woman who claimed the comedian drugged and molested her. one of the women says the admissions under oath come as no surprise. >> it's classic narcissitic behavior. it is the ego. it's the control and the diabolical thinking and behaviors. it's classic. it's exactly what was perpetrated upon me. it's the smoking mirrors and it's the reverse pointing the finger back at the victim making us all wonder how did i just get raped? why did that just happen? >> the 78-year-old cosby has never been criminally charged. in the 2005 deposition he
claims the sex and drug taking were always consensual. authorities on new york's long island say a drunk driver caused a crash over the weekend killing four young women in a limousine. this is saturday after an a pickup truck t-boned the limo moments after the limo left the winery. inside was the bride-to-be and seven friends. they hired the limo so they would not have to drive. the truck's driver in the hospital and pleaded not guilty to dwi charges sunday during his bedside arraignment. republican presidential candidate scott walker on the record whether gays should be banned from leaders in the boy scouts. walker campaigning in iowa where he is leading in the polls. he tells dana bash it is for the organization and not the government to decide. he faced broader questions.
>> do you think that being gay is a choice? >> i think that's not an issue for me. the bottom line is i will stand up and work hard for every american regardless of who they are or what their background. i'm going to fight for people. >> walker also says contrary to reports, his wife does not disagree with his stance on same-sex marriage. he calls the law a grave mistake. meantime walker's republican candidate rick perry says the boy scouts would be better off without openly gay scout masters. this comes as the party courts conservative voters. former president george h.w. bush is home from the hospital. his charged sunday after a fractured vertebrae after he fell at his home in kennebunk
port maine. the 91-year-old suffers from parkinson's disease and is in a wheelchair. widespread thunderstorms across the country today. the worst of it in the midwest. forecast to be a repeat of sunday's severe weather pattern. california hit hard by flash flooding. so bad, a bridge over a california freeway collapsed sunday. a truck was crushed in the incident. look at this crews worked to free the drivers trapped inside. the victim taken to the hospital with injuries. the other truck drivers used straps from their cars to hold that truck from swallowed into the hole. a tragedy in cincinnati. a pregnant mom and two children killed in flooding. the family's father and two other sons survived. at least six people rescued
in illinois after stranded when several levees broke along a creek. streets submerged in hill view. several people rescued when the homes flooded. the town's church opened the doors for those displaced by the storm. no relief for you in much of the country. let's get to meteorologist derek van dam. >> unseasonably rainfall in california. the national weather service has continued with flood watches and advisories and warnings for the interior of california and southern nevada. including the las vegas region with more rainfall to come. you see showers overspreading los angeles and san diego later today. speaking of san diego, they broke a record. in fact two records on sunday. rainfall and high temperature. 88 degrees by sunday afternoon. look at the forecast going forward. above 100 degrees for phoenix. cooling in the greater los
angeles area. this is not the only area that will sizzle. heat advisories and warnings. along the east coast. heat warnings for the philadelphia region. advisories all the way to the big apple. there is relief in store. a cold front sweeps through by mid week and that brings our temperatures down a few degrees from new york all the way to d.c. back to you. thank you, derek. caught on camera a surfer confronted by a shark in the middle of a competition. forced to wrestle it out. dramatic video right after the break.
champion surfer nick fanning battled the biggest waves, but the terrifying close encounter with the shark that caught attention. it happened on live tv during a surfing competition. fanning came away unscathed and knows how lucky he is. >> i felt something grab and got stuck in my leg. i instantly just jumped like a lion. it just kept coming at my board. i kept kicking and screaming. >> did you see some teeth? >> i just saw fins. i was waiting for the teeth. i kept swimming.
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strong earnings pushed the nasdaq to the record high close. the s&p 500 snapped a three-week losing streak. earnings season continues this week. greek banks open for the first time in three weeks. it's not business as usual. greek citizens can only withdraw up to 420 euro a week. the stock exchange remains closed. the economy still damaged. banks shutdown last month to prevent the financial system from collapsing among a run on cash. the negotiations are set to begin on the third bailout since 2010. baby chicks in iowa are flying to brazil to be saved from the bird flu. you know at least 10% of the total egg supply has been destroyed by the bird flu. farmers are not taking any chances with the baby chicks. the source of egg laying hens
are relocating them throughout the nation. the department of agriculture are worried new cases will emerge this fall. "early start" continues right now. donald trump digs in. new insults against senator john mccain in a new op-ed from the donald released overnight. breaking overnight. new information about the attack that left five people dead in tennessee. cnn taking you to the middle east village speaking with the gunman's relatives. the nuke deal with iran. the u.n. voting today. it is not sitting well with everyone. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. it is monday july 20th. breaking overnight, donald trump escalating criticism of senator john mccain. the