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donald trump and the republican national convention in a secret meeting. what went on? hillary clinton getting angry calling out bernie sanders for lying. and in a few hours, world leaders in critical meetings. can they keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of terrorists? welcome to "early start." i'm boris sanchez. >> i'm christine romans. it is friday, april 1st. april fool's day. you've been warned. 4:00 a.m. in the east. donald trump trying to explain why he told msnbc that women who
get abortions should be punished. late last night, trump conceded maybe he misspoke. he blamed the way the question was asked and edited. >> you really have to hear the whole thing. this was a long convoluted question. this was a long discussion. they just cut it out. frankly, it was extremely -- it was really convoluted. if abortion was outlawed, the person performing the abortion, doctor or whoever it may be, that is doing the act, they are responsible, not the woman. that's the way i've always felt. >> with four days to go to the wisconsin primary, trump doing damage control. he called a meeting of unity with the rnc. cnn's sunlen serfaty has the latest. >> reporter: donald trump holding a secret meeting in washington, d.c. thursday behind closed doors at the rnc
headquarters. sources telling cnn the meeting was about convention rules and delegates. after the meeting, the rnc chairman put out a statement saying it was a productive meeting about the state of the race. and donald trump tweeting about the meeting. saying it was a nice meeting. while in washington, donald trump convened a meeting of the newly formed national security team. this comes after a string of national security and foreign policy statements that some called into question including his rivals like john kasich. >> it appears as they when he does these events and people press him, he becomes unmoored. and has to spend time trying to figure out how to correct all of the mistakes he made. i have to tell you, as commander in chief and leader of the free world, you don't get a do over. you have to get it right the first time.
>> reporter: you see john kasich trying to capitalize the recent missteps and controversies of trump trying to paint trump as not ready to be president. boris. >> sunlen, thank you. the white house blasting the statements of trump taking aim that japan and south korea should pay the u.s. more for defense or defend themselves more with nuclear weapons. >> it would be catastrophic were the united states to shift its position and indicate we support somehow the proliferations of nuclear weapons to additional countries. it flies in the face of decades of bipartisan national security doctrine. >> others are critical of trump's remarks. the foreign minister of japan, whi said quote, it is impossible japan will arm itself with nuclear weapons. with shinzo abe adding whoever
is the next president of the united states, the japan/u.s. alliance is the cornerstone of the diplomacy. the war is brewing in hillary clinton. bernie sanders and hillary clinton attacking each other as each tries to lay claim to the stat state. bernie sanders tried to address his brooklyn roots. >> i am proud that i was born here in new york city. we lived in a 3.5 room rent controlled apartment in brooklyn. so i learned a little bit about what it means to grow up in a family that has no money and i also learned a little bit about the immigrant experience. >> clinton also playing the hometown card. campaigning for a week in the state she wednesday republicaned
in the u.s. senate. the new york primary two and a half weeks away. clinton losing her cool with a climate activist. cnn's jeff zeleny has the latest from new york. >> reporter: christine and boris, it is clear the presidential race is starting to get to the candidates. when hillary clinton was campaigning in new york on thursday, she was approached by an environmental activist. they were asking about her contributions from fossil fuel companies and other executives. listen to her reaction. >> fossil fuel money in your campaign? >> i get money for people who work for fossil fuel. i am so sick of the sanders' campaign lying about this. >> reporter: the clinton campaign pushing back saying she did not accept donations from corporations. she did receive contributions from people who work for the
corporations. it is one of the differences we are seeing play out. the sanders campaign is making a big deal of the fact they collect their contributions in small fashions. by some $27 is the average contribution. the clinton campaign raises money the old fashioned way. it is one of the things that made clear the look on secretary clinton's face it is clear that the campaign is frustrating to her. in the rally, she said it is time for democrats to come together. >> we've got to unite when this primary contest it over. we have to unite and make sure we have a democrat in the white house in january. >> reporter: that unity is not perhaps coming anytime soon. there is a long way to go in the democratic race. wisconsin votes on tuesday. the sanders campaign clearly hoping for a win there. all eyes back on new york before the primary on april 19th. the clinton campaign is ahead by 12 points in the latest polling. the sanders campaign believes
they can make inroads here. that is why the fight for new york is one of the most interesting moments of the presidential race for the democrats. thank you. today is day two of the nuclear summit in washington. president obama hosting more than 50 nations. he met with the president of south korea and prime minister of japan. he went one-on-one with the chinese president xi jinping. the president pressing the south china sea issue. they are called to wrap up the summit today. we get more from cnn's michelle kosinski. >> reporter: good morning. the u.s. and other nations at the summit will tackle the biggest threats the world faces. the first posed by iran and in a second special session by isis. you can imagine the sense of urgency surrounding this. so close after the paris and brussels attacks and with new
information from belgium that some of the planners doing surveillance on a top belgian nuclear scientist. some had plans to attack a nuclear facility. it is interesting to hear the white house downplay the risk. in a country like belgium, security is tight around nuclear facilities. they don't see that surveillance as a significant risk. they say it does reinforce the fact that they believe isis would like to get its hands on nuclear material just like al qaeda did. some experts here say they see the broader effect of highly enriched uranium that is used to make nuclear bombs. that has been reduced over the last decade. security is also much tighter than it was. they see the real threat as being the lower grade radiological material. the kind in cancer treatments in
hospitals. that's in about 130 countries. more than 1,000 sites around the world, some of which have terrible security. they see that as the likely way isis could get its hands on material that they could use to make a dirty bomb to cause contamination and buildings may need to be torn down. an enormous disruption. that will be a topic of concern here today. also, we will hear from the president himself in a press conference this evening. boris and christine. thanks, michelle. jobs day in america. big report from the federal government. cnn money survey of economists predicts 199,000 new jobs created in march. lower than february's surprise jump of 242,000. the jobless rate expected to stay below 5%. job wages are expected to stay steady at 2.2%.
we will dig deeper in the report. people working part-time for economic reasons. they are working whatever hours they can. maybe multiple part-time jobs. this is why voters are worried about the economy. a tough reading to bring new talking points on the campaign trail. you will hear a lot, boris, about the number of people participating in the labor market. there are folks elbowed out of the jobs market and aren't working. slowly those people are coming back. we will get more evidence of that today. >> i'm excited to see what it says. the rorschack test. two bombers on the loose and the paris attacker connected to them no longer working with police. details on that next. it's us, mom! hi, grandma. hi, honey. go finish your homework before practice, okay?
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a belgian court ruled that paris attack suspect salah abdeslam can be extradited to france. details of the prison transfer need to be worked out. abdeslam was the most wanted man in europe until authorities in brussels captured him last month. all of this happening as investigators search for the two surviving brussels bombers. alexandra field is following the latest for us. do we have any indication the investigators are closer to tracking down the two suspects? >> reporter: boris, it took four months to track down salah abdeslam, whom they found here in brussels. he crossed into belgium on the evening of the attacks. everyone in the city is aware these manhunts can take time. we have seen raids in the last week since the brussels attacks happened in the effort to find the third bomber from the airport. the second suspected possible bomber from the metro station. salah abdeslam after he was taken into custody here in
brussels in the middle of march was said to have been cooperating with providing information about the paris attacks. it's believed he was connected to the brussels attacks. those attacks happened four days after he was taken into custody. he initially fought extradition to france, but the bombings were a changing point. after that, he wanted to go to france and he stopped participating with authorities. so the latest now, boris, is that salah abdeslam will be returning to france. he has been held in belgium on the european arrest warrant. not clear when he will go back to france. as he does that, you will be assured that investigators are trying to find who outstanding attackers linked to the brussels attacks. they are looking for eight other suspect with possible links to paris and brussels. >> in the face of the raids and suspects still on the loose, it has been more than a week since the attacks. how are residents holding up?
>> reporter: boris, you have to go back to the fact that these are people living under the heightened terror threat level. they had a manhunt really focused on brussels and other parts of the country since the paris attacks happened. they have become used to seeing the military on the streets. they become used to seeing police on the streets. raids are common occurrences. it is day after day, week after week, month after month when they know authorities are pursuing the most wanted terrorists in the world right in their city. >> quite a difficult time with danger in your back yard. alex field, thank you. investigators in europe are struggling to break into 40 mobile phones, including one apple iphone seized by police during the terror attacks. they are turning up the issue against corporations. here in the u.s., the fbi has hacked into the iphone used by
one of the san bernardino territo terrorists with the help of a third party. the ex-wife of baghdadi is speaking out. she tells a cnn affiliate in sweden that she wants to start a new life in europe so the daughter she bore with the terror leader can get a proper education. she described baghdadi as an ideal father. he was a teacher. you know how teachers are. she actually says she had to share her husband with his other wife and she claimed she ran away from him while she was pregnant because she wasn't happy. 18 minutes past the hour. rescuers desperately searching for survivors in the highway overpass collapse. a tragedy here. 24 people dead with so many more missing under that concrete and steel.
we're watching a grim scene in kolkata, india. rescuers are digging through the debris to find survivors of the highway overpass collapse. authorities have no way to know how many cars or pedestrians were crushed when the 328-foot section of the roadway came crashing down at noon in one of the most congested parts of the city. let's get the latest from cnn's ravi argrawal.
>> reporter: boris, you can see the column upon which the overpass was actually bearing its weight. about 25 hours ago, you can see it crumbled as if it were cardboard. with that, the overpass collapsed as well. that overpass then fell down and crushed anyone who was underneath it. there were food vendors. a truck still lodged underneath. for hours now, workers are trying to extricate people from that area. this area you see around me is cleared up. they have been working for many hours and huge tractors clearing the debris out of the way. authorities are now saying they are beginning to give up hope
they can find anymore people dead or alive. a tragedy for the city of kolkata, india. >> thank you, ravi. the obama administration looking to ease sanctions on iran. right now, u.s. and foreign banks are banned from dealing in iran. the wall street journal reports that there is a work around. the proposed deal is linked to a nuclear deal. some expressing alarm due to heightened tensions with iran. donald trump and the rnc hashing it out behind closed doors. will be there unity or chaos in cleveland?
out accusing bernie sanders of lying over her campaign funds. world leaders meeting in washington. can they keep nuclear weapons out of terrorists' control. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm boris sanchez. happy april fool's day. donald trump told the interviewer on msnbc that women who get abortions should be punished. he later said he misspoke. >> you really have to hear the whole thing. this way convoluted question and long discussion. they just cut it out. frankly, it was extremely -- it was convoluted. if abortion was outlawed, the person performing the abortion, doctor or whoever it may be, that is doing the act, responsible for the act.
not the woman. that's the way i always felt. >> msnbc said it was not edited. with four days to go until the wisconsin primary, trump is doing damage control. he met with the head of the republican party yesterday calling it a meeting of unity. cnn's sunlen serfaty has the latest. >> reporter: good morning, christine and boris. donald trump holding a secret meeting in washington, d.c. behind closed doors at the rnc headquarters. the meeting was largely about convention rules and delegates. after the meeting, the rnc chairman putting out a statement saying it was a productive meeting about the state of the race. and trump tweeting about the meeting calling it a nice meeting saying he looks forward to bringing the party together. while in washington, donald trump convened a meeting of the national security team. this comes after a string of recent national security and foreign policy statements that
some have called into question, including his rivals like john kasich. >> it appears as though when he does these events and people press him, he becomes unmoored and he has to figure out how to correct all of the mistakes he made. i have to tell you, as commander in chief and leader of the free world, you don't get do overs. you need to get it right the first time. >> reporter: you can see john kasich trying to capitalize on the recent misstep of donald trump trying to paint trump as not ready to be president. boris and christine. >> thank you. the white house blasting trump's latest foreign policy statements. taking aim at the cnn town hall that japan and south korea should pay the u.s. more for their defense or defend themselves with nuclear weapons. >> it would be catastrophic were
the united states shift position and indicate we support the proliferation of nuclear weapons to additional countries. it also flies in the face of decades of bipartisan doctrine. >> japanese and south korean officials deeply critical of the trump remarks. japan said this, quote, it is impossible that japan will arm itself with nuclear weapons. with japanese prime minister shinzo abe adding, whoever is the next president of the united states, the japan/u.s. alliance is the cornerstone of japan's diplomacy. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are attacking each other as they try to lay claim to the state. bernie sanders is trying to stress his hometown ties and brooklyn roots. >> i'm proud i was born here in
new york city. we lived in a 3.5 room rent controlled apartment in brooklyn. so i learned a little bit about what it means to grow up in a family that has no money and i also learned a little bit about the immigrant experience. >> clinton also playing that hometown card. campaigning for an entire week in a state she once represented in the senate. the new york primary is two and a half weeks away, but the tension showing on the campaign trail with clinton losing her cool when confronted by an activist. jeff zeleny has the latest. >> reporter: christine and boris, this race is starting to get to the candidates. when hillary clinton campaigning on thursday in new york, she was approached by an activist and asked about her contributions
from fossil fuel companies and executives of the companies. listen to her reaction. >> reject fossil fuel money in the future in your campaign? >> i am so sick of the sanders campaign lying about this. sick of it. >> reporter: the clinton campaign pushed back hard saying she did not accept donations from corporations. that is not allowed by law. she did receive contributions from people who work for the corporations. it is one of the differences we are seeing play out between the two campaigns. the sanders campaign is making a big deal of the fact they collect their contributions in small fashion by $27 is the average. the clinton campaign raises money the old fashion way. it is one of the things made clear the look on secretary clinton's face is clear this is frustrating to her. she knows she must reach out to the sanders supporters. in that same rally, she said
it's time at some point for democrats to come together. >> we have to unite when the primary contest is over. we have to unite and make sure we have a democrat in the white house in january. >> reporter: that unity is not perhaps coming anytime soon. there is a long way to go in the democratic race. wisconsin votes on tuesday. sanders campaign clearly hoping for a win. the clinton campaign is ahead by 12 points in the latest polling out there. the sanders campaign really believes they can make inroads here. the fight for new york in the next two weeks is the most interesting moment of the democratic race. christine. thanks, jeff. today is day two of the nuclea security summit in washington. president obama hosting leaders from more than 50 nations. on thursday, he met joint by with the president of south korea and the prime minister of japan. he met one-on-one with the
president of chinese, president xi jinping. a special session has been called to wrap up the summit. the topic is urban terrorism. we have more from michelle kosinski. >> reporter: boris and christine, the u.s. and other nations at the nuclear security summit will tackle the two biggest security threats. first posed by iran and in the second special session by isis. you can imagine the sense of urgency surrounding this. so close after the paris and brussels attacks. with new information coming out of belgium that some of the planners may have been doing - extensive surveillance on a nuclear scientist. some may have had plans to attack a nuclear facility. it is interesting to hear the white house somewhat downplay the risk. they said in a country like belgium, security is extremely tight around nuclear facilities.
they say it reinforces the fact they believe isis would like to get its hands on nuclear material. some experts say they see the broader threat, not being highly enriched uranium, that's used to make nuclear bombs held by two dozen countries. that's been reduced significantly over the last decade. security is also much tighter than it was. they see the real threat as being this lower grade radiological material, kinds used in hospitals and held by academic institutions. that is held in more than 30 countries and sites around the world. some have terrible security. they see that as the likely way that isis could get its hands on some material that they could use to make a dirty bomb that would cause contamination in parts of cities. buildings may need to be torn down and cause more of an enormous disruption. that will be a topic of concern
here today. we will hear from the president himself in a press conference early this evening. boris and christine. thank you. time for an early start on your money. this is the first trading day of april and the second quarter. oil is falling. stock markets in europe are down. big drop in asian stock markets. investors closed the books on the wild first quarter. the v-shape dive and recovery for the dow. that drop hit more than 10% in february as oil prices crashed. concerns of china and nervous over the fed interest rates. oil started rising and the dow ended the quarter positive for the year. get this, 92% of investors made money in march. that is according to our partners at openfolio. really interesting. investors in gold in the first quarter. gold up 16% in the first
>> reporter: good morning, christine. they are still looking for the third suspected bomber from the airport attack here in brussels as well as the possible second suspected attacker from the metro attack in brussels that happened on the same day. they are searching for the two most wanted terrorists, we know salah abdeslam, the man wanted in connection with the paris attacks is making his way back to france. not clear when he will make his way back to france, but salah abdeslam left france back in november in the hours after the paris attacks. making his way over the border into belgium before authorities knew who they were looking for. fast forward four and a half statement he had been
cooperating with authorities in belgium and fighting extraditiou have the brussels attacks. after that, salah abdeslam was no longer willing to cooperate. no time line for that. salah abdeslam, the man that france is wanted for so long, will be making his way back there. christine. >> a manhunt still under way throughout europe. thank you for that. investigators in europe are struggling to break into more than 40 mobile phones seized by police in the paris terror attacks. they are turning up the pressure on technology firms to hack into the devices. the majority of the phones are iphones that apple claims it cannot breach. here in the u.s., the fbi hacked the iphone used by the san bernardino terrorist. they got the help of a third party for that.
on other devices. the ex-wife of baghdadi is speaking out since being released from prison last year. she tells the cnn affiliate in sweden she wants to start a new life so the daughter she bore with the terror leading can get a new life. the way he was with children, he was a teacher. you know how teachers are. he knew how to deal with children better than the mother. she had to share him with his other wife. a virginia state trooper is shot and killed during a training exercise at a greyhound bus station in richmond. trooper chad demeyer was shot. two other troopers shot and killed the gunman. two civilians were hurt.
ferguson, missouri has a new police chief following a nationwide search. the major from the miami police department has been handed that job. he was the executive assistant to the miami chief of police. he told reporters change doesn't come easily. staggers numbers of homicides in chicago. 135 deaths so far in 2016. if this pace continues, chicago will see 550 homicides before the end of the year. incredible footage of a tornado that tore through two states in the south. a man capturing the twister on his cell phone as it swirled through new hope, mississippi. local media said it touched down and picked up and touched down again. no one was hurt.
>> this morning, the dangerous storms continue to march across the southeast. let's get to meteorologist karen maginnis. >> we see the potential for the severe weather moving east and south with the heavy precipitation 4 to 6 inches possible along southern georgia and panhandle of florida. for atlanta, georgia, a couple of inches of rainfall is possible. where you see the yellow shaded area, that's where we have the more substantial risk for severe weather. it's not a high risk, but you could see an isolated tornado. more than likely, damaging winds and large hail possible. out of the hundreds of reports that we saw in the previous 24 hours, most of those were high wind and hail. just a couple of those tornado reports. as we go into friday, look at this. here come some of the severe weather potential from spartanburg to atlanta toward mobile and few isolated storms also for new orleans. now we're beginning to enter the
severe weather risk season for tornadic activity. april, may and june when we could potentially see hundreds of tornado reports. we start to see tornado alley fire up as well. back to you guys. karen, thank you. the u.s. women's national soccer team filing a complaint with the equal employment opportunity commission claiming they are discriminated against because they get paid less than members of the men's team. up to 62% less. an attorney for the women said they outperform the men. they make $16 million for the u.s. soccer federation. the women captured the world cup last year. they are favorites to win gold at the olympics. they will address the pay gap in up coming pay talks. interesting. 50 minutes past the hour. the stock market facing a big test old first trading day of the second quarter. it's all about jobs. we'll get an early start on your
just a tragic grim scene in kolkata, india. rescuers are hoping to find survivors of the deadly overpass collapse. the death toll rising to 84. there is no way of knowing how many cars or pedestrians may have been crushed when a 328-foot section of the roadway came crashing down. i want to get the latest from cnn's ravi agrawal. this was a busy overpass. pedestrians and food vendors packed under it. are they managing to pull people out alive, ravi?
>> reporter: no, it seems like for the three or four hours they have not found anyone dead or alive. one of the points at which the column gave way and the overpass just fell and crushed anything below it. you can still see at least one truck still wedged under the heavy slabs of concrete. for hours now, you had people with drills trying to dig through the rubble to try to reach anyone who may still be there to try to pull out cars and extricate anything else. this really is a tragedy for the city of kolkata. it is an embarrassment for the city which has been building many of the overpasses for the seven or eight years. i grew up in the city. i have seen this develop over the last few years. really it is also an
embarrassment and symbol of the shoddy infrastructure that we're beginning to see all over india. this is the tragic outcome of that shoddy infrastructure which people around us today are suffering from. >> ravi, we can only hope this accident will allow authorities to try to figure out how to prevent that shoddy infrastructure and to help people. ravi, thank you. >> video so difficult to watch. the obama administration looking to ease sanctions on iran by giving tehran access to limited u.s. dollars. right now, banks are banned from dealing with iran. the wall street journal is exploring a work around. it is linked to the nuclear deal, but lawmakers, democrats and republicans, expressing alarm due to tensions with iran. an early start on your money. investors starting the second
quarter today. stocks are down in europe and asia. you can see the trend. the stock market will face the first big hurdle later this morning. the monthly jobs report at 8:30 a.m. eastern time. economists expect 199,000 jobs created in march. new this morning, california and new york will become the first states in the country to have a $15 minimum wage. workers at large companies in new york city will see the $15 minimum by the start of 2019. small businesses in the city will hit that mark one year later. three counties around new york city follow in 2021. update rural areas will get there, but they are on a more flexible schedule of increases. lawmakers in california passed a bill to gradually increase the lowest wages to $15 an hour by the year 2022. the bill gives small businesses an extra year to i amemplement increases.
in new york, it is 2.3 million people to see a wage increase. more big companies joining fight against north carolina's new law that critics say discriminates against the lgbt community. starbucks and e-bay and hilton. that brings the tally to 100 companies signed by the human rights campaign and equality. it will be delivered to the governor by the group's leader today. the law prevents cities in north carolina from creating non discrimination policies based on gender or sexual orientation. it requires students to use the bathroom based on their birth gender. you have the city ordinance to allow students to go to a bathroom that was the gender they relate to today. then you had the state government turn around and legislate or pass the law that
undid that. >> not just by companies, but other cities and other states. "early start" continues right now. >> donald trump and the rnc in a secret meeting. what went on besides the waving behind closed doors. hillary clinton getting angry calling out bernie sanders for lying. in a few hours, world leaders meeting to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands ever terrorists. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm boris sanchez. 5:00 a.m. on the east coast. donald trump mounting a new defense why he told msnbc why women who get legal abortions should being punished. he later recanted that position. he told fox news later that night that he misspo