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trump versus bush. not the one running for president, the one that was president. why is donald trump taking on george w. bush over 9/11 and what is jeb going to do about it. are congress members investigating the benghazi terror attack out to drive down hillary clinton's poll numbers? leaders on that investigation firing back. good morning. welcome to "early start." >> very nice to see you. >> i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. it is monday, october 19th. 4:00 a.m. in the east. the question is has donald trump touched the third rail in
republican politics and talking about 9/11 and if george w. bush is responsible for the attack? this is not just personal. jeb is now fiercely defending his brother. trump told the washington post, you always have responsibility because you're the president. the billionaire suggested the attacks might not have happened had he been president because tough immigration policies would have stopped the hijackers from boarding the planes. jeb bush fired back on cnn and overnight received a boost at an evangelical forum in texas. cnn's athena jones was there. >> reporter: good morning. six gop candidates spoke at the forum here at the mega church outside dallas. they talked about the importance of faith and public life. they talked about views of abortion and religious liberty.
it was an important opportunity for candidates to appeal to christian conservatives who are very important in the primary. the republicans did not go after each other, but launch attacks, the pastor who was leading the forum, jack graham, weighed into the feud with donald trump and jeb bush about whether george w. bush kept america safe. take a listen. >> george w. bush did keep us safe no matter what anybody says. >> reporter: the comment from the pastor got a standing ovation. a sign that the crowd sides with bush on this issue and not with trump who had this to say about it on fox news sunday. >> jeb said we were safe with my brother. we were safe. well, the world trade center just fell down. now, am i trying to blame him in i'm not blaming anybody. the world trade center came down. he said we were safe. that's not safe. we lost 3,000 people. it was one of the greatest
catastrophes in the country. >> reporter: bush spoke on "state of the union." >> my brother responded to a crisis and he did it as you hope he would do. he united the country and he kept us safe. there is no denying that. the great majority of americans believe that. >> reporter: by repeatedly bringing up 9/11, trump is showing he is not a serious person. he said he has grave concerns about trump be in charge of nuclear weapons and trump, now the gop frontrunner, will not be the nominee. >> thank you. the chairman of the house benghazi committee with an outburst. gowdy tried to turn the conversation away from other republican congress members. they are saying the benghazi committee with the focus on the clinton e-mails was out to politically damage her.
a claim that clinton endorsed on cnn with jake tapper. >> i don't know what to expect. i think it is clear that whatever they might have thought they were doing, they ended up becoming a partisan arm of the republican national committee with an overwhelming focus on trying to, as they admitted, drive down my poll numbers. i have already testified about benghazi. i testified before the senate and house. i don't know that i have very much to add. this is, after all, the eighth investigation. >> gowdy says he is less interested in clinton e-mails than e-mails to chris stevens. he sought additional security in tripoli before he was killed in the benghazi attacks. for more, let's bring in cnn's chris frates in washington.
>> reporter: good morning. gowdy says the e-mails will reveal that stevens e-mails will show he wanted more security in benghazi. and washington wanted help with how to spin the increasing violence there. here is how gowdy put it. >> he needed help with security. he didn't need help with pr. he was asking for more security. and one occasion, he joked in an e-mail, maybe we should ask another government to pay for security upgrades because our government is not willing to do. it. >> reporter: despite the previous investigations, gowdy was the first to get the e-mails. now when it comes to political, he had some choice words for republican colleagues.
he was taking aim at house members who suggested the committee was designed to damage hillary clinton's run for president. here is what he said. >> i told my own republican colleagues and friends shut up talking about things you don't know anything about. unless you are on the committee, you have no idea what we have done and why we have done it and what new facts we have found. we have found new facts that have nothing to do with her. >> reporter: so tough words for his republican colleagues and for good reason. clinton and other democrats used gowdy's words against him. the number two republican in the house said the committee work drive clinton poll numbers down. and last week, the committee was designed to go after clinton. clinton used the comments to argue that the panel is an arm of the republican national committee. gowdy was trying to return the conversation to benghazi and away from the campaign trail
ahead of clinton's testimony this week. john, christine. >> chris, thanks. bernie sanders is in iowa this morning. he is trying a strategy outside of the rallies. sanders is doing smaller and more intimate events aimed at pro proving he will be electable. and now sanders reveling in the "saturday night live." >> i don't have a super pac. i don't even have a backpack. i own one pair of underwear. that's it. some of these billionaires, they got three, four pairs. >> i'm told i don't have a sense of humor. so i'll start off with a joke. you ready for a joke? here is the joke. my name is larry david and bernie asked me to do this.
so when people tell you i'm ultra serious and grumpy, you tell them you heard me tell a joke. >> i told a joke. did you miss it? they sound alike because they do sound alike. born in brooklyn and born in the '40s. i see no difference between the way they present themselves. >> larry david or bernie sanders? >> he can draw a huge crowd. >> larry david or bernie sanders? democrats awaiting to hear from joe biden and whether he plans to run for president. the vice president spent the weekend at home in delaware and attended to sunday mass. he has a full schedule with climate change and reception for the uso. house republicans hoping to identify the next speaker of the house this week. paul ryan is the top choice of
many, but still not said he is actually interested. growing number of house republicans saying they would oppose ryan or would not necessarily automatically line up behind him. a top al qaeda leader killed in the u.s. led coalition air strike in syria. he was the highest ranking member of the group based in syria. they are intent on striking u.s. and allies. he died thursday during an attack in northwest syria. nasr was the fifth senior member of the group to be killed in the last four months. iran nuclear deal is now in effect. sunday was the official adoption day. iran and other world powers have started the process of carrying out what they agreed to do in the deal. the first step in the process is for iran to provide the international atomic nuclear
agency to give the information to the inspectors. time for an early start on your money. european shares higher. asian shares ended the day lower. china's economy grew 6.9% in the third quarter. that is better than expected. the slowest growth since 2009. chinese stock market collapsed this year. that has been scaring investors and rippling through global markets. america's least favorite ceo is furious with bernie sanders. remember martin skhreli? he increased the price of a drug $5,000 overnight. both hillary clinton and bernie sanders criticized that move. skhreli donated money to bernie sanders and sanders rejected that donation and donated it to
a health clinic. he gave the same amount of money to a health clinic. skhreli said he was so angry at sanders that he could punch a wall. >> punching a wall is never a good idea. the wall gets damaged and so does your hand. >> many still waiting for him to lower the price of the drug. that particular ceo and drug price hike has sort of shined a light on the practice of start a pharmaceutical company and buy drugs and raise the price. lamar odom showing signs of recovery this morning as we learn details of what happened in las vegas in the brothel before his collapse. stay with us.
vegas hospital after collapsing and found unresponsive in a brothel. the former nba star making slow and steady improvement after being in a coma for several days with the kardashians at his bedside. we get more from cnn's paul vercammen. >> reporter: by all accounts, lamar odom on the second floor of the hospital. reports trickling in that he is speaking short words and doing better. kim kardashian turned to social media and tweeted out about the power of prayer and felt happy that lamar odom was smiling after meeting with her and kendall. the kardashians are trying to control the message. they don't want the brothel owner, dennis hof speaking out. hof is not buying it. he is a pimp and legal one and showman. he told us more about how the
price was set for lamar odom's $75,000 visit before he collapsed. >> it's his decision. the girls asked him what he wanted to do and how long you want to do it for. these are the things that determine the price. he says i want to pay $75,000. i'll give each one of you 37,500. i want you to be with me for our five days 24 hours a day. later on, the next day, he asked them to sign a confidentiality agreement. >> reporter: hof adding it is unusual for anyone to sign a confidentiality agreement. as for lamar odom, plenty of indications he is improving. including being able to say hi to his estranged wife khloe kardashian. and a cop fatally shot by a patient in a minnesota hospital
room. the officer was overpowered by the patient who was treated during a domestic violence. he wrestled the gun from him and fired several shots. police used a taser on him. police in florida hunting for a killer who opened fire on the crowd in the zombie-con festival. the shooting started minutes before the event ended at midnight sending hundreds of people in zombie costumes fleeing in terror. the shooting victim was attending with his girlfriend. the obama administration is taking aim at rogue drones. officials will announce a task force requiring all drones registered with the transportation department after incidents involving drones. previously commercial uses had to register with the faa. four days after a river of
mud ran through them, many roads in southern california are open. crews worked through the weekend using heavy machinery excavating cars and trucks buried by tons of mud during flash flooding. officials in los angeles county reopening stretching of five roads in mountain communities. temperatures falling fast across the east. man, not welcome. our meteorologist pedram javaheri is here with that. >> john and christine, good morning. yes, the cold air felt across the country. stretch of 1,100 miles from mississippi to new england certainly seeing the frost advisories and freeze warnings in place. temperatures about 10 to 13 degrees below normal. boston, 32. 45 is normal in new york. down to 36 this morning. 39 is normal this time of year. look at how quickly the cold air departs. high pressure establishes itself. we have clear nights, but clear days? warm air developing over the
region. we are talking about temperatures getting up from 53 in new york to 68. we will get up to room temperature. d.c. up to the 70s in the next couple days. in the midwest, temperatures warming up. 54 yesterday in milwaukee. should be close to 70 this afternoon. chicago also warming up to 73 by this afternoon with mild air looking to settle from wednesday toward the latter portion of the week. >> pedram, thank you. mexican authorities claim they are closing in on el chapo. reports say police and marines stormed a village on sunday where the drug lord was believed to be hiding. guzman managed to avoid capture, but suffered injuries to his
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station. an israeli soldier and arab gunman killed. a concrete barrier used to separate. secretary of state john kerry is set to meet with the israeli prime minister this week. i want to bring in cnn's phil black for the latest. the israelis ramping up defenses against these terror attacks. >> reporter: that's right, christine. we are seeing that in palestinian neighborhoods. in east jerusalem, blocks a aand and walls to prevent this violence on the streets and jerusalem and israel. you mentioned the most recent
attack at a bus station with a man walking into a bus station and with a small handgun shooting an israeli soldier at close range taking that soldier's m-16 and using that in a shootout with israeli police. that gunman was killed. during the course of that attack, the course of the firefight, a bystander, a migrant was also shot dead by a security guard. in the moments that followed that, that man who lied injured, severely shot on the ground was then kicked, abused physically and verbally by bystanders. police are looking for those people who abused that innocent man once he had been shot and lying injured. elahe later died in hospital. it is all a sign of the tension and fear and anger that exists here that continues two weeks after the continuous regular street attacks. most of them involving knives
and palestinian young men with a considerable human cost so far. eight israelis have died since the start of the month and 40 palestinians have been killed. some in clashes with palestinian forces. others who suspected or alleged to have taken part in the knife attacks specifically. christine. >> phil black for us in jerusalem. thank you for that. this morning, the feud between donald trump and jeb bush taken to a new level. the two candidates are fighting over 9/11 and whether it could have been prevented. we have the latest next.
a new feud firing up on the campaign trail. donald trump and jeb bush fighting over the 9/11 terror attack. could it have been prevented? the benghazi hearing people have been waiting for months. hillary clinton testifies on thursday. the chairman of the committee speaks out and says this is not just a political witch hunt. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is 30 minutes past the hour. new developments in the feud between donald trump and jeb bush. trump pinning some responsibility of 9/11 on george w. bush. jeb bush said his brother kept america safe. trump said you always have responsibility because you are the president. trump claimed his tough immigration policies would have
stopped the 9/11 hijackers from ever boarding the planes. jeb bush fired back on state of the union. our athena jones has the very latest. >> reporter: good morning. his gop candidates spoke at the faith and freedom coalition forum at the mega church outside dallas. they talked about faith and life and abortion and religious liberty. it was an important opportunity for candidates to appeal to christian conservatives who are very important part of the electorate. the candidates did not go after each other or launch attacks, the pastor leading the forum, jack graham, weighed into the feud with donald trump and jeb bush about whether george w. bush kept america safe. >> george w. bush did keep us
safe no matter what anybody says. >> reporter: that comment from the pastor got a standing ovation. a sign the crowd at the mega church sides with bush on this issue and not with trump who had this to say about it on fox news sunday. >> jeb said we were safe with my brother. the world trade center just fell down. now, am i trying to blame him? i'm not blaming anybody. the world trade center came down. he said we were safe. we were not safe. it was probably the greatest catastrophe in the country. >> reporter: bush responded to the assertions on state of the union. >> my brother responded to a crisis and he did it as you hope a president would do. he united a country and organized the country and kept us safe. there is no denying that. >> reporter: bush also said that repeatedly bringing up 9/11, trump is showing he is not a serious person. he said he has grave concerns about trump being in charge of nuclear weapons and trump, now
the frontrunner, will not be the party's nominee. >> thank you, athena. the chairman of the house benghazi committee is telling other republicans to shut up about hillary clinton. the comments from trey gowdy come as clinton will testify on thursday. gowdy is trying to argue the committee is not designed to take down hillary clinton as a couple of congress members claimed. this is a claim that clinton is taking advantage of. >> i really don't know what to expect. i think it is clear that whatever they might have thought they were doing, they ended up becoming a partisan arm of the republican national committee with an overwhelming focus on trying to, as they admitted,
drive down my poll numbers. i have already testified about benghazi. i testified to the best of my ability before the senate apparent house. i don't know that i have very much to add. this is, after all, the eighth investigation. >> gowdy says he is less interested in the e-mails than e-mails of ambassador stevens. stevens sought additional security in tripoli before he was killed in the benghazi attacks. let's get more on this and bring in chris frates in washington. >> reporter: good morning, john. gowdy says the e-mails state that the ambassador wanted more security in tripoli. gowdy says the e-mails show a disconnect of what was happening on the ground in libya and what was going in washington. gowdy says stevens wanted more security and washington wanted help with how to spin the increase of violence there. the e-mails have not been
released. >> he needed help with security, john. he didn't need help with pr. he was asking for more security. and on one occasion, he joked in an e-mail, maybe we should ask another government to pay for security upgrades because our government is not willing to do it. >> reporter: despite previous investigations, gowdy says his committee was the first to get the e-mails. now when it comes to political, he had some choice words for republican colleagues. he was taking aim at house members who suggested that the committee was designed to politically damage hillary clinton's run for president. here's what he said to his colleagues. >> i told my republican colleagues and friends shut up talking about things you don't know anything about. unless you're on the committee, you have no idea what we have done or why we have done it and what new facts we have found. we found new facts, john, that have absolutely nothing to do
with her. >> reporter: tough words for his republican colleagues and good reason. clinton and other democrats used gowdy's colleagues words against him. the number two republican in the house said the committee's work help drive clinton's poll numbers down. another house republican said the committee was designed to go after clinton. clinton's used those comments to discount the committee's work and stating this is an arm of the republican national committee. gowdy was trying to move the committee away from the campaign. bernie sanders is in iowa this morning. he is trying out a new strategy. he has been staging huge rallies, but now doing smaller events aimed at proving he will be electable. sanders is also reveling in the special "saturday night live"
treatment he received with larry david as his dopplelgangerdoppe. >> i don't have a super pac. don't even have a backpack. i own one pair of underwear. that's it. some of these billionaires, they got three, four pairs. >> i'm told i don't have a sense of humor. so i'll start off with a joke. you ready for a joke? here is the joke. my name is larry david and bernie asked me to do this rally. so when people tell me i'm ultra serious and grumpy, you tell them you heard me tell a joke. >> also said he does have two pair of underwear. he didn't have a suit when he was the mayor of burlington. now he does because he is a united states senator. >> my favorite part is here is
the joke. >> write it down. you can know i can tell a joke. democrats anxiously awaiting to hear from joe biden. they are still waiting. the vice president spent sunday at home in delaware and attended mass in the afternoon. this morning, he goes back to washington where he has a full schedule of events. congress returns from a week-long recess this morning. house republicans are hoping to identify the next speaker this week. paul ryan, the top choice of many. he still has not said he is interested in that job. a growing number of house republicans plan to oppose him if he runs. more this morning on the top al qaeda leader killed in a u.s.-led coalition air strike in syria. officials say nasr was the highest ranking member of the corazon group based in syria. the u.s. is intent on striking allies. this guy died on thursday in northwest syria.
nasr was once the chief financial officer in al qaeda. he is the fifth member of the group to be killed in the last four months. iran nuclear deal in effect. sunday was the official adoption day. that means officials from iran and other world powers have started the process of carrying out what they agreed to do in the deal. the first step is for iran to begin working with the iaea. the international atomic agency. time for an early start on your money this monday morning. european stocks higher. asian shares closed today. china posted 6.9% growth in the third quarter. that is the lowest since 2009. china still growing the fastest of any major economy. that growth is slowing. investors a s ars are anxious t chinese can move that to a soft
landing and not something painful for the the global economy. police raiding volkswagen church headquarters. this raid is part of the probe in the emissions cheating scandal. looking for documents to pin down who knew what and when. vw is being investigated in the united states. the china thing, they come back with 6.9% growth. i can only think that is less than 7. you never know if it is real. it could be less. >> there are a lot of people who study electricity demand and railcar growth and volume in the country. they say it is less than 6.9%. >> curious number. just below 7. police searching for the shooter behind an attack in an annual zombie festival. strange, strange, sad story to tell you about. we will give that to you next.
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police released the name of the man killed. xpavious taylor. i spoke to his aunt who told me he was there at the zombie-con. his aunt said she believes he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. police say the shooting happened at 11:44 saturday night. that's when they first got the call. that's when the shots rang out. this is an event that attracted 20,000 people. people were standing shoulder to shoulder when it all happened. when police got to the scene, they found taylor had been fatally shot. five others were hurt. their injuries described as non-life threatening. this is an event that is about taking pictures. you can imagine a number of people out with the cell phones. one bystander captured the sounds of the gunfire as it
erupted. [ gunshots ] >> four or five shots at the same time. pop, pop, pop, pop, pop. the guy fell right there. the body's right there. i seen the body right there. >> reporter: the organizers of zombie-con released a statement. we are saddened by what happened at event. we take the safety of the pat rons seriously. our prayer goes out to the family members and individuals involved in the incident. again, police on the hunt for the suspect or suspects who were involved. taylor's aunt tells me he attended college in miami. the family now headed to ft. myers, florida. >> jason carroll, thank you. a minnesota police officer shot and killed in a hospital
room by an injured inmate he was guarding. police say deputy sanburg was overpowered by the inmate who was receiving treatment in the hospital following a domestic violence dispute. they say he wrestled the officer's gun from him and fired several shots. police used a taser on hammond who later died. and the faa is requiring all drone owners to register their drones. previously only commercial uses had to register with the faa. four days after a river of mud ran through the streets. many of the roads in southern california are open again. crews worked through the weekend using heavy machinery excavating cars and trucks buried in tons of mud during the flash flooding. officials in los angeles county reopening five roads in mountain
here. there is another death connected to this. ten other people wounded. israeli police building a concrete barrier in one neighborhood. this comes as secretary of state john kerry meets with the palestinian president and israeli prime minister this week. i want to go live to jerusalem and bring in cnn's phil black with the latest. phil, we are learning of a tragic death on top of all the other deaths we have been reporting this weekend. >> reporter: john, the most recent attack on the streets of israel took place last night where a gunman entered a bus station and shot an israeli soldier and took his m-16 and used that in another attack. this was a panicked scene. there was another death. one bystander, a migrant, was
shot and killed by a security guard. he was severely injured and as he lie there wounded, bleeding, he was abused physically and verbally by other people who witnessed this unfold. elahe later died in hospital. police are looking to investigate and find those people who also harmed that man as well and who are responsible for the suffering that he endured as he lay there injured. now it is just another side of anger and fear that has really gripped israel. a series of attacks on streets largely here in jerusalem. largely involving knives with young palestinians stabbing israeli jews. the human cost is significant. eight israelis killed since the start of october. arab death toll is at least 44 at this stage. some killed are believed to have
taken part in the gun and knife attacks. what it all shows, as greater security is locked down here in jerusalem in particular, particularly around palestinian neighborhoods, there is no imminent sign the most recent wave or surge of violence is about to subdue in any way, john. >> no sign at all. no talks planned. no efforts to deescalate the tension there among the folks running the show. phil black in jerusalem, thank you. 54 minutes past the hour. are you a "star wars" fan? >> yes. >> today is a big day. you will get a closer look at the force awakens. we will tell you where next.
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you will be able to purchase tickets for the december 18th opening. "early start" continues right now. >> the feud intensifies with donald trump and jeb bush. fighting terrorism, 9/11. whether george w. bush kept us safe as president. and the benghazi committee. hillary clinton testifies on thursday. committee chairman swears this is not just about politics. he is fighting mad. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. there are new developments in the escalating feud with donald trump and jeb bush. trump pinning responsibility for