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they are now 1 in 292 million. that means, no. you will probably not win. all right. "early start" continues right now. new overnight. another meltdown for markets in china. stocks tumbling. trading suspended. and this fear, anxiety spreading around the world. first to europe and the u.s. markets pointing to an ugly open. what it means for your 401(k) and american economy. new battle in the citiz citizensh citizenship. questions raised if cruz is eligible to run for president. cruz is taking the issue on. condemnation giving way to skepticism over the north korea
claim of the successful hydrogen bomb test. why officials now think pyongyang is lying. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. it is thursday, january 7th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> breaking overnight. more turmoil in the chinese stock market. the shanghai plunged 7% at the open. shenzhen market down 8%. the rapid selloff. so much selling so quickly, they shut the market down triggering the circuit breakers designed to give investors a chance to calm down. this is the second time this week trading has halted in china. trying to calm investors trying to issue new regulations. china will limit the shares traders can sell every quarter. what is behind the selloff?
two reports this week that china's economy is slowing down and china guiding the value of the currency lower. europe markets are slower. you probably have zero expose tour the chinese stock market. the chinese economy you do. so do european companies. this worry about a slowing chinese economy is worrying in paris and frankfurt and dow futures. the dow plunged 252 points yesterday. that is 1.5%. this is the worst start to the trading year since 2008. nasdaq and s&p had a tough day yesterday. north korea's reported hydrogen bomb test setoff selling yesterday. as well as plunging oil prices. a barrel of crude oil is above $32 a barrel. i have to tell you. the oil crash has been fantastic
for consumers of oil. when the commodity falls from the peak of 65%, that becomes destabilizing. >> you say it is the worst beginning of the year for the market since 2008. that was a bad year. that was a bad start. >> anytime you are comparing something to 2008, i get goose bumps. >> real concerns about china. it could create serious headwinds here. >> i have seen stocks get slammed. you are hearing people are stepping in and when they will buy that. we will watch to see if there is bargain hunting today. fascinating developments in the political battle over the citizenship of ted cruz. donald trump holding firm to the claim there is a real question about whether cruz is eligible to be president. this despite the issue of cruz born in canada to a u.s.
american citizen. that is the constitutional requirement. what is new is cruz one day after trying to laugh off the controversy, is facing it head on. cnn's sunlen serfaty has the latest from iowa. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. it is very clear that donald trump is not backing down. he is now escalating the attacks on ted cruz with the questions over citizenship. he is now calling for ted cruz to go to a court and ask a federal judge to rule whether he is eligible to run for the presiden presidency. here is what trump told wolf blitzer yesterday. >> he says he is a natural born citizen because his mother was u.s. born, a u.s. citizen. >> i hope he is right. i want to win this fair and square. i don't want to win on this point. the democrats are saying he had a passport. >> he said he didn't. >> he had a canadian passport. i heard he did.
>> he may have been eligible. >> everybody tells me he did. >> reporter: ted cruz is trying to brush it off. he doesn't thwawant to mix it u. he calls it a side show. he insists he never had a canadian passport. >> the legal issue is straight forward. the son of a u.s. citizen born abroad is a natural citizen. >> you know full well you have done it on other issues. >> the constitution and laws of the united states are straight forward. the very first congress defined the child of a u.s. citizen born abroad is a natural citizen. at the end of the day, this is a non issue. you know, my response as you and i were talking about, i tweeted a link to a video of fonzie jumping a shark. i'm not going to engage in this.
>> reporter: the two frontrun r frontrunners have largely avoided going after each other. this is especially significant especially as it inches closer to the iowa caucus. >> thank you for that. joining us is jeremy diamond from the washington bureau. good morning, nice to see you. >> good morning. >> let's talk about john mccain and what he has to say about this whole thing. yesterday, 24 hours ago, we were talking. mccain was born not on u.s. -- >> in the panama canal zone which is u.s. territory. >> i do not know the answer to that. i know it came up in my race because i was born in panama, but i was born in the canal zone which is a territory. barry goldwater was born in arizona when it was a territory when he ran in 1965.
it's a u.s. military base. that's different from being born on foreign soil. i think there is a question. i'm not a constitutional scholar on that. i think it is worth looking into. i don't think it is illegitimate to look into it. >> donald trump is right. people are talking about this. >> absolutely. listen, there is no surprise that john mccain is not a huge fan of ted cruz. he is certainly not going to do anything to help ted cruz assuage those concerns. donald trump not exactly bringing it up. it was asked of him in an interview. he is not letting it go. you know, he is doing this game where he ra he raises a questio. he says some people are saying this. it is interesting to watch donald trump where he is trying to needle ted cruz without directly going after him without making it look like they are
adversaries after they have been friendly and not going after each other for so long. >> trump is clearly fanning the flames to be sure. back in 2008 when john mccain was running, the senate passed a resolution saying he was eligible to run. >> ted cruz doesn't have as many friends in the senate as john mccain. it is unlikely ted cruz will get that support. legal scholars say he meets the requirements. also interesting to see, jeremy, how josh earnest talked about this at the white house yesterday. >> it would be ironic if after seven or eight years after the drama of the president's birth certificate if republican primary voters were to choose senator cruz as their nominee, somebody who actually wasn't
born in the united states and only 18 months ago, renounced his canadian citizenship. >> stirring the pot as much as he humanly can. >> this is the thing that gets democrats licking their chops. for so long, you know, it is the same voters that support ted cruz, the tea party voters, who questioned president obama's citizenship. not just question his citizenship on the grounds that say his mother wasn't american. president obama's mother was. they were questioning that obama was born on foreign soil in kenya, specifically. president obama since released his birth certificate and showed he was born in hawaii. there are lingering questions. the people who support trump and people who support ted cruz, many still don't believe president obama is a christian. they also don't believe he was born on u.s. soil. they are raising the question if he is a citizen based on those
grounds. ted cruz, he concedes he was not born inside the united states and saying he is a natural born citizen because of his mother. democrats are saying, sweet, sweet irony. they are relishing their moment. it certainly is interesting to watch ted cruz and supporters having to play the other side. >> everyone is talking about this. even though it was asked to donald trump by a reporter and he took it and ran with it. everyone is talking about this. they are not talking about ted cruz's poll numbers in iowa. that's the way the politics works. thanks, jeremy. talk to you again. thanks for getting up early for us. criticism over the north korea claim it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. president obama called south korea's president. the two agreed on the need for stiff sanctions for north korea for violating international law. officials have serious doubts
that the underground test really was a hydrogen bomb. the air force will likely send a sniffer plane to test the air for to prove or disproved the claims. we have paula hancocks now with latest. why the skepticism now? >> reporter: christine, we heard the grumblings after they saw the seismic activity. the level and force and destructive force from the seismic activity. it was similar to what we saw in 2013 which was expected or believed to be an atomic bomb. it was believed by many officials and analysts that it wasn't a big enough impact for it to have been a hydrogen bomb. we know the sniffer planes are up in the air from japan. the u.s. thinking of sending one of its own. they have not found anything at
this point. japan, china and south korea all saying they have not found any indication of radiation in the ground or in the atmosphere. that could be a problem. one analyst tells me if they don't find any material that is radioactive, they cannot test it. they will probably never know exactly what was in the nuclear test. they are saying it probably means north korea is getting better at shielding these nuclear tests so there is less leaking out in the atmosphere. it is early days. it could take days to find the material. >> paula hancocks live this morning in seoul. thank you. it is the one-year anniversary of the terror attack in paris that took 17 lives and wiped out most of the staff of the magazine "charlie hebdo." still today, that magazine is provocative. the latest edition is a blood stained gun-toting god on the
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the president will defend his executive action over gun violence. we get more from senior white house correspondent jim acosta. >> reporter: president obama will sit down with supporters and opponents of gun control tonight on the town hall on cnn. the nra has declined to participate. white house press secretary josh earnest says the president hopes to use the meeting to strengthen the background checks system. >> i'm confident there will be discuss of the politics too. we see this is a very good example of how political dysfunction on capitol hill has serious consequences for the safety and security of communities and kids all across the country. >> reporter: the town hall meeting on cnn is part of president obama's big push on gun control in his final year of
office. expected to challenge lawmakers to gun legislation for the final state of the union next tuesday. john and christine. >> jim, thank you. tonight at 8:00 p.m., the president joins anderson cooper for the live town hall event on guns in america. he will discuss the executive action on guns he took this week. he will take questions from the live studio audience. a town hall tonight at 8:00 p.m. on cnn. house republicans made good on a promise by passing a bill to repeal obamacare. for the first time, this measure is going to the president. this is the first time a repeal will get to his desk. he will veto it. there are not enough votes to override the veto. house speaker paul ryan says it is important to confront the president with the hard truth about obamacare although the bill and vote are symbolic. top officials deny the nsa
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things around. >> he is a distraction for himself and his family and the people that represent him and around him. he will figure it out at some point we all hope. >> lebron in action last night against the wizards. he poured in 34 points as the cavaliers got the win. after the game, lebron hanging out with leah still. he said her being at the game absolutely made him play harder. lebron said other than his daughter, leah is his favorite girl in the whole world. awesome things to hear. she will complete her cancer treatment on friday. her dad, meanwhile, devon still, got a contract to play with the texans next season. a great week for the still family. >> good for all of them. >> thanks, andy. 25 minutes past the hour. doesn't look good, folks, for financial markets. big trouble spreading around the
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are they lying? welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is 30 minutes past the hour. we start with the breaking news. turmoil in china's stock market. questions about its economy and pain spreading around the globe. the trading day in china endsed as soon as it began. the shanghai closed down 7%. the shenzhen down 8%. it triggered the circuit breaker. it shutdown designed to give investors a chance to calm down. this is the second time this week trading in china has been halted. trying to calm investors and trying to issue new regulations. china will limit the number of shares traders sell every quarter, but that raises more fear and anxiety. here is what is behind the selloff. two separate reports that the
chinese economy is slowing down. the second largest economy in the world. when china sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold. china devaluing its currency. european markets down among the chinese concerns. paris down 2.8%. fran for the down 3.2%. dow futures pointing to a bigger selloff today than yesterday. 2.6% decline. yesterday, the dow was down 1.5%. that was a triple digit move. a 252 point move. this is now the worst start to the trading year for the dow since 2008. the nasdaq and dow and s&p lower here. add to all this was the confusion and concern round north korea. the reported hydrogen bomb test. that started yesterday's selling. then china and middle east
crisis and plunging oil prices. and now this is the lowest since 2003. it has been very good for american drivers, at some point a crash in the critical commodity becomes destabilizing. a lot of pain, john. >> we have seen the europe markets open down. the u.s. markets open in four hours from now. expect more pain. there is growing concern that china, the driver of the world economy, could have serious problems. >> we had record auto sales in the u.s. yesterday. we had a pretty good private sector payroll report. in a way, investors are looking outside american borders for what is happening. they are very concerned about the international picture. could that shift? could that maybe bring strong internals in the u.s.? maybe.
the issue is the chinese glslowg growth story. gird yourself. fascinating political battle of the citizenship of ted cruz. donald trump is holding firm to the claim of a question of whether ted cruz is eligible to be the president. this despite the many, many legal scholars who say cruz born in canada to an american mother does qualify as a natural born u.s. citizen. what is new is that cruz one day after trying to laugh off the controversy is facing it head on. cnn's sunlen serfaty has the latest from iowa. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. it is very clear that donald trump is not backing down. he is now escalating the attacks on ted cruz with the questions over citizenship. he is now calling for ted cruz to go to a court and ask a federal judge to rule whether he is indeed eligible to run for
presidency. here is what trump told wolf bl blitzer. >> i hope he is right. i want to win this fair and square. what the democrats are saying he had a passport. >> he says he did not have a passpo passport. his aides say he did not have a passport. he made have been eligible. >> i think is wonderful if he didn't. everybody tells me he did. >> reporter: ted cruz is trying to brush this off. he does not want to mix it up over donald trump over the issue. he calls this a side show in the circus of politics. he insists he never had a canadian passport. >> the son of a u.s. citizen born abroad is a natural born citizen. >> it has never been tested. >> the constitution and laws of the united states are very is straight forward.
the first congress defined the child born of a u.s. citizen born abroad is a natural born citizen. at the end of the day, this is a non issue. you know, my response is as you and i were talking about. i tweeted a link to a video of fonzie jumping a shark. i'm not going to evngage in thi. >> reporter: this ratcheting up of tensions is significant, especially as it inches closer to the iowa caucus. >> interesting to see this political back and forth. let's talk about it more. political reporter jeremy diamond. we are speaking to the senior adviser to president obama who lived through the birther controversy in the white house. he thought it was a mistake for the president to wait some long
to responsibility to it. it is interesting that ted cruz, after joking about the fonz for a day, now at least is addressing it more directly. >> absolutely. you know, ted cruz and donald trump are having a bit of a war of words over this. ted cruz is certainly trying to quell the concerns. i think trump has raised in a way. you know, ted cruz is saying clearly i am an american citizen. i'm a natural born citizen because my mother was born in the united states because my mother was a citizen. of course, it is interesting because ted cruz and his supporters in particular, the tea partiers, are the same people who led the birther movement who questioned president obama's citizenship. now ted cruz is finding himself in a position of convincing the same supporters that he is also a natural born citizen. i think he will have a easier time than obama.
>> the president of the united states was born in hawaii. he was born in the united states. no question about that. yet, when you listen to josh earnest, the spokesperson from the white house, savoring an irony here. a real delicious irony from his perspective. >> it would be quite ironic if after seven or eight years of the drama of the president's birth certificate, if republican primary voters were to choose senator cruz as their nominee. somebody who actually wasn't born in the united states and only 18 months ago renounced his canadian citizenship. >> he is almost trying to hold back his laughter. >> i don't think he was holding back very much. you could see it right on his face that they are relishing this moment of bright irony in the republican process.
going back to donald trump and ted cruz, remember, donald trump has gone back and forth on this himself. in the beginning, he launched the birther movement in the phase of 2011 with president obama. getting president obama to release his birth certificate. with regard to ted cruz, donald trump has been on both sides. at first, he said back in december of 2014 that ted cruz, you know, it was a question and similar question with obama. is he a natural born citizen, et cetera. later he backtracked. a lot of legal experts looked at this and i hear ted is fine is what he said. now donald trump as the iowa caucus nears and ted cruz is being seen more and more as the front runner in the state, donald trump is trying to see where he can cut into ted cruz's
margin of support. i think that is what he is doing. >> donald trump has never seemed like someone beholden to consistency. nevertheless, when you hear statements from josh earnest at the podium in the white house and you hear a statement like we are about to hear from john mccain, does it prove trump's point that it is out there and people are asking questions. listen to this, john mccain, a republican senator, who faced questions about his birth because he was born in the panama canal zone. >> i do not know the answer to that. i know it came up in my race because i was born in panama. i was born in the territory. barry goldwater was born in arizona when it was a territory. it was a u.s. military base. that is different than being
born on foreign soil. i'm not a constitutional scholar on that. it is worth looking into. i don't think it is illegitimate to look into it. >> he could say ted cruz is perfectly eligible to run. he said it is legitimate to look into it. there are people out there asking this question. >> donald trump did not bring this question up. he was asked about it in an interview. he is taking the ball and running with it. john mccain is not a person to assuage those concerns. he is not a fan of ted cruz. even if mccain does believe if cruz is a natural born citizen, he will not say that and let it play out. i think that is what is going to happen. we will see what shakes out. >> nice to see you, jeremy. thanks for getting up early. new skepticism over north korea's claim of the hydrogen
bomb test. president obama called south korea's president to say they need to stiffen the sanctions. one official tells cnn the air force will likely send a sniffer plane to sample air in the atmosphere. we have latest from cnn's paula hancoc hancocks. >> reporter: john, there are japanese sniffer planes in the area. they have not found anything. we understand that japan, china and south korea all saying they detected no radiation since the nuclear test. one said there may not been any radiation in the air. they could not find any particles in the atmosphere to be able to test to pinpoint what
the nuclear test was. it could be the same this time. the north koreans are getting better at shielding the nuclear tests. more and more people are believing it was not a hydrogen bomb. you would be hard pressed to find anyone beyond north korea and kim jong-un who believe it was a hydrogen bomb. there are some who believe they are trying to boost the strength and destructive force of it because the seismic activity shows it was similar or a little weaker than the 2013 efforts. john. >> answers not easy to come by. paula, thank you. president obama tonight in a very interesting television event. a cnn town hall. taking questions from an audience about how he plans to battle gun violence in america. he will take questions from critics, too. we'll have a preview. ♪ under starry skies above. of miles, ♪
we are counting down the hours to president obama's live town hall on gun violence tonight at 8:00 p.m. on cnn. president will no doubt defend executive actions to battle gun violence, but his biggest political nemesis in this fight will not be there tonight. let's get more now from jim acosta. >> reporter: john and christine, president obama will be sitting down with supporters and opponents of executive actions on gun control this evening during a live town hall with anderson cooper. the nra has declined to participate. the white house press secretary josh earnest released a statement. >> i'm confident there will be discussion of the politics too.
we do see this is a very good example of how political dysfunction on capitol hill has serious consequences for the safety and security of communities and kids across the country. >> reporter: the town hall meeting on cnn is part of president obama's big push of gun control in the final year in office. he is expected to pass gun control during the final state of the union address next tuesday. john and christine. jim, thank you so much. that event is 8:00 p.m. president obama joining anderson cooper for the live town hall. guns in america. the executive actions he just issued will be discussed. he will face questions from a live studio audience. guns in america with the president. moderated by anderson. look. it is 47 minutes past hour. time to look at what is coming up on "new day." alisyn camerota. >> we will have more of wolf's
interview with donald trump's and his insinuations of ted cruz's citizenship. wolf will join us. how he thinks it will play out when voters go to the polls in iowa and new hampshire next month. how is senator ted cruz is reacting and what were wolf's impre impre impressions of trump. chris is in paris this morning. he is marking the anniversary of the attack on "charlie hebdo." chris will bring us that at the top of the hour. >> a day that changed france so much. then not knowing what would happen next. thank you, alisyn. 48 minutes past the hour. the powerball jackpot sets a new record. what are the chances of you winning? you have a better chance of drowning and hit by lightning. >> and being eaten by a shark
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piazza was the fourth try getting into the hall. the lowest drafted player ever to make it into the hall of fame. it is cool. as for some players who have been connected to steroids. barry bonds and roger clemens received 45%, but still below the 75% needed to get in. >> it didn't sound right when i said it. let's get an early start on your money. 56 minutes past hour. more turmoil in china. the trading day ending a half hour after it started. shanghai plunged 7% at the open. the rapid selloff shutdown the market. it triggered the automatic circuit breakers a chance for the investors to cool down. the second time this week trading has been stopped in
china. fears the world's second largest economy is slowing down and sparking selloff. european markets down hard. u.s. futures are down hard. you will see 200 or 300 down on the dow this morning. macy's slashing 4,000 jobs. it is closing stores this spring. it will save $400 million. it is offsetting the disappointing sales. they are blaming the warm weather. you will hear this from more retailers. this was one of the worst performing stocks on the s&p last year. powerball players have to try again. there were no winning jackpot tickets sold wednesday. the jackpot worth $500 million. the saturday drawing will be at least $675 million. the largest jackpot in u.s. history. your odds of winning are terrible.
terrible. 1 in 292 million. you have a better chance of drowning while being struck by lightning than winning. don't mind me. i'm just trying to give you some perspective. this morning, in politics, new questions, new controversy. no barbs over ted cruz and citizenship. is he eligible to run for president? donald trump fanning the flames big time. now really for the first time ted cruz takes the issue on head on. both candidates speaking to cnn. "new day" picks up right now. everybody tells me he had a joint passport. >> the american citizen born abroad is a natural citizen. >> i'd seek a declaratory judgment. >> this is a anonissue. south korea launching propaganda broadcasts into north
korea. >> it is not consistent with north korean claims of a successful hydrogen bomb test. >> north korea is moving ever closer to a deliverable nuclear warhead. >> the government went through, a meeting. >> it marks one year since the deadly terror attack. >> i think it has changed. >> it was an taxi on the fund right of freedom of expression. good morning, welcome to your "new day." it is thursday, january 7th, 6:00 in the east. alison and mik, in the north. we are here in paris, a city forever changed from an attack started a year ago today. that's when 12 people were killed in terror attack of the offices of "charlie hebdo." and then two months ago, a series of attacks targets
anyone, murdering 130 and injuring hundreds more. authorities believe there may be parts of the terror teams right here in paris. we're going to bring you breaking information and the heartbreak of the parisians, remembering the victims and how things have changed box of the global war on terror, alisyn. >> all right, chris. we'll be with you there as you're bringer interviews. republican front-runner suggesting that senator ted cruz who is leading in iowa go before a judge to determine whether or not he qualifies as a natural born citizen. trump claims that cruz could have a, quote, big problem if he wants to be president. trump spoke one-on-one with cnn's wolf blitzer. here it is. >> let's talk about other issues in the news. senator ted cruz, he's your main rival right