tv Early Start With John Berman and Christine Romans CNN January 4, 2016 2:00am-3:01am PST
we should get our first look in just a few minutes. president obama set to unveil executive action on background checks for guns. already his plans coming under attack from critics. a diplomatic standoff in the middle east. will iran respond? this with proxy wars raging across the region. what will u.s. involvement be? welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. monday, january 4th. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. this morning, it is all very real in iowa and new hampshire. the race for 2016 taking place in 2016. the iowa caucuses are four weeks from today. the big news is donald trump unleashing his first television ad of the campaign. we should get our first look at this any moment. he has new attacks on hillary
clinton. >> the entire world has been upset. the entire world is a different place during obama and clinton's term. she has done a horrible job. she caused so many of the problems. let me tell you something, she's caused death with incompetent decisions. >> the rest of the republican field launching a final push. ted cruz and chris christie with multiple events today. cruz in iowa. christie in new hampshire. jeb bush needs to comeback after pulling ads from iowa and south carolina, he will rely on retail handshaking politics. he is keeping up his sharper attacks on donald trump. >> donald trump, i don't believe, is going to be the nominee. if he is, he will get crushed by hillary clinton. his views on policy have shifted
with the winds. he is a strong supporter until recently of hillary clinton. now he is the front running candidate for the republican nomination. someone has to call him out. >> ben carson has new campaign leadership this morning after his manager and communications director quit. he told abc news he needs someone with the ability to execute and not just good ideas. and john kasich has been pinning his hopes on new hampshire polling at 5%. bill clinton set to make his first solo appearance on behalf of his wife in new hampshire. it all comes as donald trump and others announce his past is an issue. on the stump in new hampshire, hillary clinton faced a heckler. it turned out to be a new hampshire lawmaker. >> wait a minute. i'm not going to take your question. yes, go right there.
this man right there -- here we go. right there. you are very rude and i'm not going to ever call on you. thank you. >> clinton rival bernie sanders was clear on state of the union that he doesn't care about that issue. >> i think we have more important things to worry about in this country than bill clinton's sex life. >> bernie sanders there. in hour, president obama meets in the oval office with loretta lynch to discuss tougher gun restrictio restrictions. the president will announce executive actions on guns within days. the potential changes drawing heated criticism from republican candidates. they say the president is circumventing the will of congress. for the latest, let's about in chris frates. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. on the first full day back in washington, president obama plans to meet with the attorney general and other top law enforcement officials to discuss
tougher gun restrictions. >> a few months ago i directed my team at the white house to look into any new actions i can take to help reduce gun violence. on monday, i'll meet with our attorney general loretta less than lynch to discuss our options. i get too many letters from parents and teachers and kids to sit and do nothing. >> reporter: president obama is expected to announce executive action soon and aimed at closing the so-called gun show loophole which allows some to avoid conducting background checks. also toughening on the reporting of lost and stolen guns and they want the president to report more abusers and passengers on the no fly list from buying guns. before the president has announced the details of his actions, republicans running to replace him were seemingly competing on who would undo them faster. >> so he will sign another executive order having to do
with the second amendment and guns. i will veto that. i will un-sign that so fast. so fast. >> this president is a petulant child. this is another executive action which will be rejected by the courts. when i become president, will be stricken from executive action. >> all of these executive orders will undermine or second amendment rights. >> reporter: democrats applauded president obama's efforts. bernie sanders endorsed increased background checks. john and christine. >> chris frates, thank you. special programming note this thursday at 8:00 p.m., president obama will join anderson cooper for a live town hall event about
guns in america. he will take questions from a live studio audience. a town hall on guns in america with president obama. moderated by anderson on thursday night on cnn. the inland regional center in san bernardino is set to reopen this morning. that is the facility where 14 people were killed last month. there is a new security fence around the facility. the full day of events is set to make employees feel safe. a devastating earthquake hit northeast india overnight. dozens more injured and eight killed. rescue efforts hampered by power outages. there are reports of severe damage to residential and government buildings. the potential for deadly flooding from mississippi.
the mississippi river is rece receding in places. authorities in st. francis county, arkansas, searching for a man who was swept away by flood waters. a huge clean up under way in the st. louis area this morning. the floods triggered by 10 inches of rain over three days. leaving behind enough debris to keep workers busy for months. camille cosby expected to be deposed by seven women in the lawsuit over her husband. a judge ruled her attorneys failed to prove the value of her testimony would outweigh the undo burden it would cause her. we are getting a first look at the ship "el faro." it sank this summer with all 33 crew members died.
eight minutes past the hour. time for an early start on your money. an ugly start for markets around the globe. trading in china halted overnight after a democratic drop sparked by weak manufacturing data. many in the u.s. are happy to be done with 2015. the biggest lost since 2008 for the dow. the nasdaq managed a 5.7% gain. there were two s&p 500 stocks that more than doubled. they are household names. netflix gained 134%. it was best performing stock. amazon up 117% last year. the most widely held stock for you this morning, apple, lost 4.5% in 2015 after being a steady winner again and again. last year, it was tough. people are wondering what will happen. watch stocks. futures down. european markets down.
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dangerous diplomatic tension in the middle east this morning. saudi arabia ordering all iranian diplomats to leave the country within 48 hours. the move following a weekend attack on the embassy in tehran followed by the saudi execution of the dissident shi'a cleric. cnn's international diplomatic editor tracking the latest from london. nic robertson. >> reporter: the iranian leaders essentially provoked the
situation in tehran and allowed protesters to come out on the street and attack a saudi mission in tehran. saudis pulled out all of their diplomats and told to leave within 48 hours. this comes at a time of heighten tensioned with the two countries. fighting proxy wars in yemen and syria. the tensions with the countries in bahrain and lebanon as well. what the saudis are saying the iranians are trying to increase tensions in the region and make it more volatile. the iranians are accusing the saudis of dealing with the situation in this way because they have domestic issues inside saudi arabia. it is a war of words. it is a diplomatic spat. it is increasing tensions when the international community can least afford it right now. when does this calm down? it is not clear.
you have a very new, strong saudi leadership, if you like, possibility of reaction from e - iran by executing this shi'a leader. saudis accuse him of inciting terrorism in saudi arabia. they say he is calling for the peaceful overthrow of the saudi royal family. you can see at the moment the tensions escalated. the saudis have been aware for the potential of this. >> a complicated place for the united states to be diplomatically. long time ally, saudi arabia. the united states not happy with human rights issues in the country. the united states part of the nuclear deal with iran. interesting to see how the united states will react in the next few days. >> reporter: yeah. what you have here inside saudi arabia is not just saudi reaction and concern to the new approach with the united states and iran.
you also have, if you go back to the arab spring of 2011, saudi arabia was disappointed with the united states not backing up its allies in the region. the tunisia president and the saudis recognized they need to look to themselves for the security in the region. they beefed up security forces. they have a huge defense spending on internal security and army that can face-off against regional foes. they increased spending there. that's not just because of the united states signing the deal with iran, but because the saudis believe they have to be a diplomatic power house in the region. we are seeing a manifestation of that. >> nic robertson in london watching the situation. thank you. to israel where security forces are widening a manhunt for the suspected shooter who
killed two people and wounded seven others outside a tel aviv pub on new year's day. the shooting came amid a wave of palestinian attacks on israelis. after an isis threat against the jewish state. cnn's ian lee is following the manhunt for us in jerusalem. ian. >> reporter: good morning, christine. right now, the main concern for police is capturing this man in the third day of the manhunt. they fear that while they consider him armed and dangerous, that he could commit another crime. another sort of shooting. they are aiming their focus on capturing him. they have s.w.a.t. teams and terrorism units searching abandoned buildings and construction sites. they believe he could be hiding out in tel aviv or northern tel aviv. police have over 1,000 extra units in the tel aviv area helping with this manhunt. also providing security for schools that has been a concern
for families sending children to school. we have seen a decline in students. there is extra security. there's extra patrols around there. police are also investigating if this suspect also killed someone in the northern part of the tel aviv area outside a hotel. this happened just 20 minutes after the fatal shooting. now the family who was the first people to call police and identify the suspect, say he is mentally disturbed. he suffers from a psychological disorder. they fear he is not taking his medication. they want him captured alive. police's main goal is neutralizing that suspect. whether that is capturing or killing. >> and they are scouring construction sites and looking everywhere for him. this happened on new year's day. that is a long time for someone to be on the loose armed and dangerous. >> reporter: this bizarre for
the police. normally they don't know if this is criminal or terrorism. they are leaning toward this as a terrorism case. usually they capture the suspect either at the scene or they are killed. they don't go on the run for this long. especially because israel has a lot of security. they have security cameras everywhere. they usually can follow the people to where they go. so the concern right now is did he have help in this crime and could he be somewhere else holed up potentially a hostage situation? the police do not know. that's why they are searching everywhere with great number of manpower. >> ian lee, thank you. there are reports of a deal in the works to free a washington post reporter held by iran. reuters saying unnamed americans have contacted tehran for a deal to swap jason rezaian. he was arrested in 2014. he was convicted on espionage charges. iran has not announced a
sentence. the speaker of the iran parliament says rezaian could be freed for exchange of iranian prisoners in the u.s. black monday arriving early for two nfl coaches. several others could get fired today. this as the nfl playoff picture comes into focus. who is in? who is out? coy wire has the details in the bleacher report next. and wishing you could stay in bed all day.i... when your cold is this bad... ...you need new theraflu expressmax. theraflu expressmax combines... maximum strength medicines available without a prescription... ...to fight your worst cold and flu symptoms... ...so you can feel better fast and get back to the job at hand. new theraflu expressmax. the power to feel better.tm does the smell of a freshly fill you with optimism? do you love your wireless keyboard more than certain family members? is your success due to a filing system only you understand?
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watching football yesterday? coy wire has more in the bleacher report. >> good morning. we had so many question marks in yesterday's games. who would lose and sit on the couch? who will get home-field advantage? the brock osweiler led broncos looking for the top spot. he threw two interceptions. one through a receiver's hands. five turnovers overall. gary kubiak puts peyton manning in for the third quarter. the fans approve the first game since mid-november. he looked pretty sharp. 9 passes and led the broncos to the go ahead drive. broncos win 27-20. earning the top seed and have a bona fide quarterback controversy. and rex ryan and my former team, the bills. the jets need to win and they are in the playoffs.
dan carpenter's helmet got the best of that. that will leave a mark. ryan fitzpatrick struggled against the defense. bills win. 22-17. spoiling the jets playoff hopes. vikings and packers. winners of the nfc north crown. aaron rodgers picked off. they get another shot. with time running out. throws the hail mary. it is knocked down. vikings win, 20-13. only the top of the nfl food chain. chiefs and texans and steelers who made the playoffs due to the jets loss, they play the bengals. on sunday, guys, the vikings host the seahawks in washington
hosting green bay. black monday came early for mike pettine and the 49ers jim tomsula fired. today is nicknamed black monday because it is the day when struggling coaches get the axe. a lot of coaches checking the cell phone hoping it doesn't ring. chip kelly was already let go. that makes three. john berman, i have to know who you want your team to not face in the playoffs? >> i think the steelers are the hottest team in the afc right now. i'm glad the way it shapes up. patriots may not have to face them for some time. we shall see. >> good luck to you. >> thank you, coy. white house hopeful starting to ramp up operations. clock ticking. donald trump and hillary clinton hit the trail today. hillary clinton has bill clinton on the stump with her. donald trump unveils a new campaign ad.
the final search for the 2016 white house hopefuls making one more push in iowa. can donald trump keep his frontrunner status by insulting the clintons? president obama set for executive action on gun control. announcement within days. a live town hall on cnn on thursday. republican presidential candidates already pounce. dangerous tension in the middle east. saudi arabia severing ties with iran. kicking out diplomats. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman.
it is all very real in iowa and new hampshire. the race for 2016 now taking place in 2016. the iowa caucuses just four weeks from today. in the big news this morning, donald trump unleashing his first television ad of the campaign. i believe we
just got it in seconds ago. here it is. >> but donald trump calls it radical islamic terrorism. that's why he's calling for a temporary shutdown of muslims entering the united states until we figure out what's going on. he'll quickly cut the head off isis and take their oil. he'll stop illegal immigration by building a wall in the southern border that mexico will pay for. >> donald trump's new ad. he says he will spend millions. $2 million a week in iowa and new hampshire. airing this ad. interesting. he talks about the proposed ban on muslims. he talks about the wall. he attacks hillary clinton
directly. he told the washington post he has several ads in the works. that was the first airing of the donald trump ad. the rest of the republican field launching their push. ted cruz and chris christie have events today. marco rubio will appear in both states today. jeb bush needs something. after pulling his commercials from iowa and south carolina, he will rely on retail handshaking politics. he is also keeping up his sharper attacks on donald trump. >> donald trump is not going to be the nominee. if he is, he will get crushed by hillary clinton. he said things that are outrageous. his views on policy have shifted with the winds. he is a strong supporter of hillary clinton until recently. now someone has to call him out. >> ben carson has a new campaign leadership this morning after his campaign manager and
commutations director quit. carson told abc news the campaign needs people with the ability to execute and not just have new ideas. john kasich is polling in the top 5 in new hampshire in the last few weeks. he is pinning his hopes on that state. bill clinton set to make his first solo appearance on behalf of his wife in new hampshire. the campaign is striking a balance with bill clinton's popularity among democrats and the risks of putting him on the trail with his past indi indiscretions. >> i'll call on people -- wait a minute. yes, go right there. this man right there -- here we
go. right there. you are very rude and i'm not going to ever call on you. thank you. >> clinton rival bernie sanders was very clear on state of the union. he just doesn't care about the issue. >> i think we have more important things to worry about in this country than bill clinton's sex life. in hours, president obama meets in the oval office with attorney general loretta lynch. they are set to talk discuss options for the gun control violence. the president will announce executive actions on guns. potential changes drawing heated criticism from republican candidates who say the moves circumvent the will of congress. for the latest, let's bring in chris frates from washington. >> reporter: good morning. on the first full day back in washington, president obama will meet with the attorney general and other top officials to
discuss tougher gun restrictions. >> i directed my team at the white house to look into any new action i can take to reduce gun violence. on monday, i will meet with the attorney general to discuss our options because i get too many letters from parents and teachers and kids to sit around and do nothing. >> reporter: sources say president obama is expected to announce executive action soon. expanding background checks on gun sales and closing the so-called gun show loophole. gun control advocates have pushed the white house to tighten regulations on the reporting of lost and stolen guns and they want the president to prevent more alleged domestic abusers and people on the no fly list from buying guns. before he announced the actions, republicans were competing on who would undo them faster. >> so he will sign another executive order having to do with the second amendment and
guns. i will veto that. i will un-sign that so fast. so fast. >> this president is a pet ulant child. this is another illegal executive action. when i become president, will be stricken from the executive order. >> all of these undermining our second amendment rights. >> reporter: on sunday, bernie sanders, whose rivals have called him weak on gun control, endorsed increased background checks. >> thank you, chris. special programming note. thursday at 8:00 p.m., president obama will join anderson cooper for a live town hall event. the president will announce early this week and take questions from a live studio
audience. a town hall on guns in america with president obama moderated by anderson. this thursday night, 8:00 p.m., only on cnn. the inland regional center in san bernardino is set to reopen this morning. that is the facility where 14 people were killed in a terror attack last month. the conference center where the shooting took place will remain closed and a new security fence around the security. a full day of events is planned to make employees feel safe. the devastating earthquake hit northeast india overnight. at least six people killed with the 6.8 magnitude quake. rescue efforts are hampered by communications and power outages. the quake was centered with the border of myanmar. reports of damage to residential and government buildings. the potential for deadly flooding threatening millions from illinois to louisiana. the mississippi river beginning to recede up north, but still
over the banks in several states as the water moves down river. authorities in st. francis, arkansas, are searching for a man swept away by flood waters riding his four wheeler. huge clean up in the st. louis area. floods triggered by 10 inches of rain over three days leaving behind enough debris to keep workers busy for months. a clo camille cosby is scheduled to be deposed on wednesday after seven women filed a lawsuit against her husband. the wife of bill cosby tried to get a subpoena to have the testimony thrown out. we are getting our first look at the wreckage of the ship "el faro." the vessel sank october 1st. caught in a hurricane while traveling to puerto rico. all 33 crew members died.
federal investigators are considering a search of the wreckage. they want to potentially locate the ship's black box. 38 minutes past the hour. let's get an early start on your money. stock futures lower. a global sell-off. chinese's stock market plunged. officials halted trading there. the spark was weak manufacturing data. we are keeping an close eye on oil prices. crude moved up after saudi arabia cut tie was tehran. renewed unrest in the middle east would drive oil prices higher. oil plunged 35% last year. it is bad news for oil producing nations, but great news for drivers. a new forecast says low prices at the pump will stay well into 2016. aaa predicts the national average for a gallon of regular will stay below $3 a gallon. the national average is $1.99. 22 cents below a year ago.
drivers saved $440. >> you drove in? >> $1.77. >> i guess i'll move into that gas station. keep buying gas. >> you have to pay $15 to go through the tunnel. >> over the last 24 hour, oil prices could go up because of what is going on in the middle east. one of the effects of the dangerous tensions there. saudi arabia and iran. saudis kicking out iranian diplomats. this standoff getting hotter by the minute. new developments overnight next. staying in rhythm...
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execution by saudi arabia of the shi'a cleric. all this signaling the dangerous development in an already volatile region. we have cnn's diplomatic editor nic robertson with the latest. >> reporter: yes, christine. two most powerful areas in the region, at loggerheads. fighting a proxy war in yemen and proxy war in syria as well. what happened is the saudis accused iranians of the situation of attacking the embassy in tehran. they pulled all of the diplomats from iran. they are telling the iranians they have 48 hours to get out of saudi arabia. the saudis are saying that the iranians here are escalating tensions in the region. they are doing this intentionally. the iranians for their part are saying the saudis are doing this
because of internal domestic problems inside saudi arabia. it was all sparked by the saudi execution of the shi'a dissident cleric sheikh nimr al nimr over the weekend. the saudis have been threatening to do this for some time. they indicated this was about to happen. they were aware this would put them on a collision course with tehran. the saudis say the shi'a cleric was fermenting terrorism in the country. the escalation is really at the moment making it much less likely that we can see peace in yemen in the future or peace in syria. the peace talks in the next few weeks, christine. >> dangerous and complicated situation and revealing for the new leadership in saudi arabia. nic, thank you. israeli security forces
widening the manhunt for the suspect who killed two people outside a pub on new year's day. cnn's ian lee is following the latest live in jerusalem this morning. good morning, ian. >> reporter: good morning, john. right now, s.w.a.t. teams and terrorism units are combing abandoned buildings and construction sites looking for this person. their main goal is to get him off the streets. one way or another, they fear being armed and dangerous as they consider him, he could carry out another attack. now there's been over 1,000 police officers added to the security in tel aviv. they are securing everything from places of worship to schools. parents have been concerned about sending their kids to school in light of the manhunt. one thing they are also looking at, they are talking to is the family members. they have brought some of them
in for questioning trying to get any leads there. the family describes the suspect as being mentally ill and having taken medication in the past. they don't know if he is taking his medication. the one thing they would like to see is for him to be captured so he can get the help he needs. the police right now, their job is to secure the streets of tel aviv and israel. that is either capturing or killing the suspect. >> thank you, ian. let's see what is coming up on "new day." chris cuomo joins us. >> happy new year, chris. >> happy new year, my friends. i missed you, j.b. we are back with a lot of news for you. this is the real deal, my friends. we are in the new year. that means the election is for real for the nomination. just four weeks from iowa. we are going to give you the latest on where the candidates
are. we have donald trump on the show this morning. we're going to go through the major issues that are going on. yes, there's a lot of smack talk about him and bill clinton and hillary clinton. let's put that to the side for a second. what would a president trump do about guns in this country? why is what the president doing so wrong? what would he do about the people who just took over space in oregon? are they terrorists? how would he treat them? what about what's going on in saudi arabia versus iran? that's a sticky situation. what would be his message? is it right? is it wrong? who would he back there? we will take you through these issues with mr. trump. we will give you the coverage of the news of the day. especially this morning, very big in oregon. let's see if there is a hammond surrender or not. >> thank you, chris. 47 minutes past the hour. what's your new year's resolution?
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there are reports this morning of a deal in the works to free a washington post reporter held by iran. unnamed americans have contacted tehran for a deal to swap jason rezaian. he was arrested in 2014 convicted on espionage charges. the speaker of the iranian parliament said he could be freed in exchange for iranian prisoners in the u.s. developments from oregon this morning. some of the schools in the rural county will be closed this week as a precaution. this started saturday as a rally in support of ranchers of dwight and steve hammond convicted of arson. the father and son are expected to report to prison today.
while the protesters say they are going to stay put where they are. let's get more from cnn's polo sandoval. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. right now, several of the men and women are hunkering down on federal property. saying they do not plan to move anytime soon. they claim to stand up for rights of ranch owners and land owners as well. to hear from law enforcement, they say they disagree. they are simply seizing an opportunity for a misguided cause. the group seized the unoccupied headquarters of the unoccupied headquarters on saturday. taking a stand of the use of public land. the sheriff disagrees. the portion of the statement reads these men had motives to overthrow the county and federal government to spark a movement across the united states. an mornimong the protesters the
clive bundy. he was involved with the standoff with the federal government over grazing fees. the father and son duo was ordered to prison and dwight and steve hammond set fire to federal land in 2011. their attorney says no one in the group speaks for the hammond family. the fbi says they are closely monitoring the situation as this is a federal building and they are responsible for investigating what is an evolving situation in oregon. >> polo sandoval, still evolving and dangerous. 53 minutes past the hour. more serious flooding expected this week in parts of seven states as the surge of high water moves south along the mississippi. for the latest, let's about in meteorologist pedram javaheri. >> christine and john, good morning. the flooding concerns are far from over for a lot of people.
when you look at the numbers, it has improved when it comes to about 200 river gauges reporting flooding. this is down from 500 this time last week. parts of 15 states dealing with flood warnings. water levels have dropped from a few spots. that being in little rock and st. louis. memphis and paducah and cresting downstream. so rain fall in the next several days less than 1 inch. we have 2 to 3 inches falling in the southern tier where the water has yet to peak. the cold weather has filtered in for the northeast. new york city and philly and rochester as much as 15 to 20 degrees below normal after the warmth in december. the cold air is replaced with
the mild pattern returning in the middle of the week. john and christine, new york city, shooting up to 50 this weekend with rain showers back in the forecast. >> no snow. not this winter. black monday came sunday for two nfl coaches. cleveland browns fired mike pettine and the 49ers fired jim tomsula. other coaches could be in trouble, tom coughlin and sean payton. there were fireworks on the field sunday. peyton manning came off the bench to lead the broncos to a win. the broncos now the top seed in the afc. after the patriots lost. meantime, the jets had every chance to make the playoffs, but they threw it away again and again and again. three interceptions in the fourth quarter by ryan fitzpatrick. the jets lost. steelers won. the steelers grab the final playoff spot in the afc.
they play cincinnati in the wild card game on saturday. the chiefs and texans in the other match up. the vikings beat the packers to win the nfc north. what do they get? the seahawks on wild card weekend. green bay play at washington. carolina panthers are the top seed. let's get an early start on your money. stock futures are lower this morning. a big drop in china stock market. look at that. a selloff to start the new year. looks like a triple digit decline. it started in china. trading halted for the section. fears of the bad manufacturing number. global markets all down across the board right now. plenty of data here at home to sort through this week. it will end the week friday with the big jobs report from the government.
facebook ceo mark zuckerberg is on paternity leave. that is not slowing him down. he has time to make his 2016 goals. he wants an artificial intelligence system to run his life. he will wrote the code himself. he wants it to control the house temperature and lights. he says i will teach it to let friends in by recognizing their faces when they ring the bell. >> is that a big deal? >> the only thing that matter is having a baby sleep. he wants to hack his life. >> i think facebook invention will prove more useful. >> he learned mandarin and read a book every two weeks. he usually makes good. let's talk about powerball. winning powerball will not make you as rich as mark zuckerberg. the powerball jackpot is $400 million.
i think that is a record. $244 million cash value. officials say the chances of winning, you could win 1 in 300 million. >> i saw "dumb and dumber" for the 12th time this weekend. so you are saying there's a chance? >> you saw it? >> it was on. >> you will not win the lottery. put the money in a 529. the march toward iowa heating up. it is four weeks from today until actual votes are cast. donald trump with the new campaign ad released minutes ago. donald trump will appear on "new day" in moments. "new day" starts now. >> donald trump, i don't believe, will be the party's nominee. if he is, he will get crushed by hillary clinton. >> it hasn't been a pretty picture for her or bill. i'm the only one to talk about his problems. >> i think we have more important things to worry about in the country than bill
clinton's sex life. >> he will sign another executive order having to do with the second amendment. >> craziness. >> i will un-sign that so fast. >> i get too many letters to sit around and do nothing. saudi arabia is severing ties with iran. >> follows the weekend attack in tehran. >> sparked by saudi arabia's execution of the dissident shi'a cleric. >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo, alisyn camerota and michaela pereira. >> welcome to "new day." it is monday, january 4th. up first, my friends, the race is now real. iowa will make votes the standard for success in the gop and democratic races. 28 days from the caucuses. you have the first primary in new hampshire eight days after
that. you will see a new desperation. candidates in a frenzy. there are two dozen events today. new lines as well and we have them. >> gij after rising republican challenger ted cruz. we'll talk to trump about all of this, when he's live on "new day" at the top of the next hour. we begin with athena jones, live in new hampshire. tell us what's happened over the weekend, athena. >> good morning, alisyn. all of the drama and excitement of the last several months and the last several days, that was just the beginning. today marks the final frenzied push before voters start actually going to the polls and casting actual votes. as these candidates jockey for position, things are bound to get more heated. just four weeks from the first contest in the 2016 presidential election. >> if we win iowa, i think