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donald trump back on the trail. back on the twitter. making some pretty strong accusations about the voting system. bernie sanders no longer going after hillary clinton's qualifications. instead attacking her judgment. the fight for new york heating up. new developments in the brussels bombings. terrorists planned for attacks in france. the latest changes that led to the deadly airport and subway blast. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm michelle kosinski.
donald trump's moment of zen is over. after days of tame tweets, he is back aimed at the republican party's delegate system. he is challenging the delegate haul. ted cruz won in colorado. he complained about the republican party picking delegates at the convention instead of primary or caucus. how is it possible the people of the great state of colorado never got to vote in a primary. cruz won delegates with quote gustapo tactics. >> not my style. it is ted cruz's style. that will win him. >> you think he is threatening delegates? >> you go to the conventions and you see the tactics.
>> gustapo? that's a strong word. >> we will file protests. the reality is they are not playing by the rules. >> is so cruz's campaign is lashing back saying cruz's campaign won after the hard work to build superior organization. let's bring in chris frates. >> reporter: john and michelle, after a three-daybreak, trump back on the trail. crucial to donald trump with 95 delegates at stake. donald trump has a shot at winner take all. that is crucial as ted cruz has been on a bit of a winning streak. donald trump starting to call into question the delegate wins by ted cruz. >> we have a corrupt system. it's not right. we're supposed to be a democracy. we're supposed to be -- we're
supposed to be you vote and the vote means something. >> i want to tell you it is a corrupt deal going on in this country and it's not good. it's not fair. it's not fair to you people. they're taking your vote away. they are disenfranchised people. they don't want to do it. they can't do it because lobbyists and special interests are saying we're not going to let do you it. we have to change the system. it has to change fast. >> reporter: donald trump doing well in new york. leading in the polls. on sunday, the fox poll showed 54% support. ted cruz 15% support. ted cruz lagging kasich in the state. donald trump using ted cruz's words against him. you may remember cruz criticizing new york values. donald trump jumping on that saying cruz was insulting new yorkers. cruz said he was insulting the
new york liberal class, not new york voters. if you look, ted cruz is doing well in the delegate hunt. wins in colorado. he took 34 delegates. the donald trump saying he used gustapo tactics. cruz saying that say donald trump temper tantrum. we won because we have a superior organization. in fact, beefing up that delegate organization of his home bringing in a delegate expert to compete here going forward. new york, the next big battle ground could be a winner take all. we should continue to hear donald trump through this week here in new york. john and michelle. >> that's chris frates and the rolling stops. bernie sanders ratcheting up the
issue with the primary eight days away over who is qualified to be president. now questioning the secretary's judgment. >> she may have the experience to be president of the united states, no one can argue that, but in terms of judgment, something is lacking. >> sanders criticized clinton in an interview with jake tapper calling her out for saying that young people who link her to the fossil fuel industry have not done their research. >> i think in my experience with young people, i see them every day because i see them with the rallies. these are young people who want to shape the future of the country. they are proud of the country. they want to make it a better country. i think they do a lot of research. >> in her interview with cnn, secretary clinton seemed to be drawing contrast to sanders saying she would keep any promises that she made. >> look, i said repeatedly that
i take him over donald trump or ted cruz any day. i think people know that i will be a president who will follow through on what i said. >> clinton picked up endorsement of eli cummings. a three-night cnn town hall event begins tonight at 9:00 p.m. a new twist with republican candidates and their families answering voter questions. it's family night. tonight is john kasich and wife karen and their daughters. tomorrow night is trump and his family and wednesday is ted cruz and his family. >> just like a family dinner. awkward stares. >> you get everybody together. >> survey says? then on thursday night, the democratic debate at 9:00 p.m. in brooklyn. hillary clinton and bernie sanders face-off for the final time before the crucial new york
primary. president obama speaking out on the controversy over hillary clinton's private e-mail server. with the interview on sunday, obama defended clinton. he said he will not interfere with the investigation. >> i continue to believe that she has not jeopardized america's national security. what i also said is that and she's acknowledged that there's a carelessness in terms of managing e-mails that she has owned. she recognized. i also think it is important to keep this in perspective. this is somebody who served her country for four years as secretary of state and did an outstanding job. >> this was a wide ranging interview. the president admitted to what he thought was his biggest
mistake in office. >> probably failing to plan for the day after what i think was right thing to do in intervening in libya. >> the president explained why he keeps pushing for hearings on merrick garland despite republican leaders firm vow the hearing will never happen. listen. >> i don't object to republicans saying, look, merrick garland may be a fine man. he may be an excellent judge, but i just disagree with them philosophically on a range of issues. i think if they go through the process, they have no rationale. my point is go through the process. go through the hearings. if you do that, the american people and majority of senators
will determine. >> hillary clinton's subway troubles last thursday why discussed on "saturday night live." kate mckinnon had an issue with the way she swiped through the turnstiles. >> the new york city subway is the best way to get around. this isn't working, metrocard. i'll just go in the old fashion way. i'll take a cab. cab is the best way to get around. >> how many times has that happened to you? clinton joked about her swiping snag. do me a favor. fix these metrocard slots. it took me five tries.
>> joining us now is alison kosik with an early look at your money. >> we have a lot of red arrows. asian markets are lower. u.s. futures are following their lead. oil soared 6%. the dow gained 35 points. the s&p and nasdaq closing higher. all three ending the week down more than 1%. question for you. could a yahoo! daily mail merger be in the works? this is one of 40 parties interested in yahoo!. including verizon and cbs. any one of the groups could acquire all or part of yahoo!. discussions right now are in the early stages. verizon seems to be a top contender. it is looking to expand. >> looking to acquire part of
new details this morning about the terrorists who attacked brussels last month. new word they planned to attack france again, but changed their minds when police closed in. this is according to belgian authorities when the attacks were carried out by the same isis network. we are learning more about abrani. he was the third in the airport bombing. he was taken into custody on friday. let's get more from kellie
morgan. >> reporter: we had lots of developments over the weekend. abrini is talking to police in confessing to being the airport bomber. he told police he dumped his distinctive white jacket as he made escape from the airport. he dumped it in a rubish can. he said he sold his hat. he seems to be talking. there were five other suspects arrested on friday as well. among them, a man who is linked to the paris attackers. police say krayem is the man linked to the subway bombing. we have key suspects who were arrested on friday and links to salah abdeslam. we are now learning that brussels wasn't the initial target.
it was paris, specifically the business district and catholic association. we are wondering whether or not the six suspects are helping police piece together what they found on the computer that was seized outside of the schaerbeek apartment. >> kellie, it was the brussels attack that took place days after that major arrest. there should be reason for concern. >> reporter: absolutely. that is the concern. we are now at the same time period again. you can be sure that in paris there will be security step ups. this will be a shock they were the intended target of the attack carried out on march 22nd. everybody on high alert here in brussels, france and across europe. we know the terror cell has links across europe.
>> it does seem they are having success in rolling up some of the members. kellie, thank you. history unfolding in he hiroshima. john kerry is there with other g-7 leaders. kerry will not apologize for the atomic bomb to end world war ii. he will acknowledge the loss of life after america was the first and only country to use a nuclear weapons. a u.s. navy officer in custody. the unidentified officer arrested eight months ago, but details kept under wraps for national security. all we are being told is the officer is a lieutenant commander accused of illegally sharing information and wrongfully transporting classified material along with paying for a prostitute. danny willett is the 2016
masters champion. the 28-year-old englishman shot a bogey free 5 under par in the final round. it was an epic collapse by jordan spieth that everyone will remember. the defending champion squandered a six-shot lead. >> i could not believe what i was seeing. he doesn't really make mistakes like this. make them again and again on the 12th. he did bounce back. that would have ended most golfers. he came back at it. he shot pretty well for the rest of the round. not enough. he will have to go back. >> it hurts. bond set at $1 million for the 30-year-old suspect who allegedly shot and killed former saints football star will smith. cardel hayes booked on charges on sunday. he and smith exchanged words after their vehicles collided on
years. let's go to cnn's senior international correspondent nick paton walsh. nick, what are you learning? >> reporter: john, so many assurances from u.s. and nato officials that the afghan are able to hold ground once u.s. troops and majority left here. that is not the case in helmand. so much money available there for the taliban if they get hands on the opium trade. the afghan army losing because of defections saying they were not getting the resources and they joined the taliban instead. i say, the afghan officials clearly say they don't think the key city of helmand will hall. the defense minister offered to resign. here's what he said. >> will not fall. >> if it does, will you resign? >> it will not fall.
if it falls, there is no doubt i will resign, but it will not fall. >> reporter: stark admission that is something so key that if it did fall into taliban hands, he has to reconsider his position. i have to say talking to police in helmand, that city and along with the pressure from the taliban, they on the advance. >> nick paton walsh, thank you. donald trump is angry. maybe we should put a breaking news banner on that. the billionaire scrambling to keep up with ted cruz calling the contest in colorado unfair. that's next. "why are you checking your credit score?"
system corrupt. bernie sanders now questions hillary clinton's judgment. announces her tone is conn condescends. more strikes planned in france. foiled by investigators. welcome back to "early start." i'm michelle kosinski. >> i'm john berman. 31 minutes past the hour. donald trump's moment of zen is over. tepid twitter action. the bluster is back. trump is starting to challenge the delegate haul ted cruz won in colorado. trump complained the state of the republican party picking delegates at the convention instead of the primary or caucus. how is it possible that the people of the great state of colorado never got to vote in the republican primary?
great anger. totally unfair! trump's new convention manager charges the cruz campaign won with gustapo tactics. >> threatening a fair game? >> not my style. not donald trump's style. it is ted cruz's style. that's going to wear thin very fast. >> you think he is threatening delegates. >> you go to the conventions and you see the gustapo tactics. >> gustapo tactics? that's a strong word. >> we will file protests. they are not playing by the rules. >> cruz campaign saying cruz won colorado by putting in the hard work to build superior organization. let's bring in chris frates with the trump campaign in rochester. >> reporter: john and michelle, after a three-day break, donald trump back on the campaign trail here in new york.
new york crucial to donald trump. a battle ground here april 19th with 95 delegates at stake. donald trump has a shot at winner take all. that is crucial particularly as ted cruz is on a bit of a winning streak. donald trump starting to call into question the delegate wins by ted cruz. >> we have a corrupt system. it's not right. we're supposed to be a democracy. we're supposed to be -- we're supposed to be you vote and the vote means something. >> i want to tell you it is a corrupt deal going on in this country. it's not good. it's not good. it's not fair and it's not fair to you people. they're taking your vote away. they are disenfranchised people. they don't want to do it. lobbyists don't want you to do it. it's no good. we have to change the system. >> reporter: donald trump doing
well in new york. still leading in the polls. on sunday, the fox poll came out with 54% support. ted cruz with 15%. cruz lagging john kasich here in the state. donald trump using ted cruz's words against him. you may remember ted cruz criticizing new york values. trump saying cruz was insulting new yorkers. cruz said he was insulting the liberal new york class. if you look forward here, ted cruz doing very well in the delegate hunt. four consecutive wins. wisconsin and colorado. new york is the next battle ground. we should continue to hear donald trump throughout the week here in new york. john and michelle. >> thanks, chris. on the democratic side, real shift here over the last week. bernie sanders now ratcheting up the rhetoric against hillary
clinton with the crucial new york primary eight days away. sanders expanding the argument over who is quote qualified to be president. now he is questioning the secretary's judgment. >> she may have the experience to be president of the united states. no one can argue that. in terms of judgment, something is lacking. >> sanders criticized clinton in the interview with jake tapper. people who link her to the fossil fuel industry have not done their research. >> that is condescending. in my rallies, i see them every day. these are young people who want to be involved in shaping the future of the country. they're proud of the country. they want to make it a better country. i think they do a lot of research. >> in her interview with cnn, clinton is drawing implicit contrasts to sanders. she would keep any promises she
made. >> i said repeatedly i take him over donald trump or ted cruz any day. i think people know that i will be a president who will follow through on what i said. >> clinton picked up endorsement of maryland congress member elijah cummings. we have a lot going on this week at cnn. a town hall event at 9:00 p.m. a new twist this time. the republican president candidates and families answering voter questions. tonight is john kasich and wife karen and twin daughters. tomorrow night, donald trump with his family. wednesday night is ted and heidi cruz. family night on cnn. three nights running. only on cnn. wait, there's more. on thursday night, the democratic presidential debate live at 9:00 p.m. from brooklyn. sanders and clinton face-to-face
for the last time before the crucial primary. >> big week. president obama speaking out on the controversy over hillary clinton's private e-mail server. he interviewed with fox news. he defended the former secretary of state, but will not interfere with the ongoing justice department investigation. >> i continue to believe that she has not jeopardized the american national security. what i also said that, and she acknowledged, that there's a carelessness in terms of managing e-mails that she has owned. she recognizes. i also think it is important to keep this in perspective. this is somebody who he served her country for four years as secretary of state and did an outstanding job. >> in this interview, pretty wide ranging.
the president acknowledged his biggest mistake in office. >> probably failing to plan for the day after what i think was the right thing to do in libya. >> he said after what happened in libya. a mess after the u.s. involvement there. the president explained why he keeps pushing for hearings on supreme court nominee merrick garland despite the republicans vow that the hearings will never happen. >> i don't object to republicans saying, look, merrick garland may be a fine man, he may be an excellent judge, but i disagree with them philosophically. i think if they go through the process, they won't have a rationale to defeat him. my point is go through the process. go through the hearings. if you do that, the american people and majority of senators will determine that in fact he
is qualified to be on the court. hillary clinton's subway troubles from last thursday were in the crosshairs on "saturday night live." kate mckinnon mocked her turnstiles. >> the new york city subway is the best way to get around. this isn't working metrocard. i'll just go in the old fashion way. i'll take a cab. cab is the best way to get around. >> you knew that was going to come up. clinton joked about her swiping snag at a charity event asking bill de blasio, do me a favor to fix the metrocards. >> the best part is hillary
clinton giving bill de blasio a high five. joining us for an early start on your money is alison kosik. >> let's talk about the markets. a rough start. markets are turning around from earlier losses. that's a good sign. asian markets are lower. europe markets are higher. u.s. stock futures are following their lead. on friday, oil prices soared 6%. that was not enough for wall street. the dow gained 35 points. s&p 500 and nasdaq closed higher. all three ended the week down 1%. president obama meeting with fed chair janet yellen this afternoon. they will talk about the economy and wall street reform. also on the table, talk about executive compensation for top financial executives and whether the big banks need to do more. i would like to be a fly on the wall there. >> it has been more than a year. a long time. >> a couple years. it's about time they meet. >> a lot of power in one room.
dramatic details about the attacks in brussels last month. new word they initially planned to attack france yet again, but changed their minds. this morning, we are learning more about mohamed abrini. he was the man in the white hat believed to be that third and only surviving suspect from the brussels airport bombing. he was taken into custody friday. let's go live to brussels and bring in cnn's kellie morgan. kellie, tell us about the
latest. >> reporter: michelle, we had a development in the investigation every day since the arrest on friday of mohamed abrini and five other suspects. he does appear to be talking to police. as you said, he confessed to being the third airport bomber. the bizarre thing we heard from him over the weekend is he sold the hat he is seen wearing in the cctv footage. he appears to be talking, but whether or not police believe him. there were five other people arrested on friday. it could be one of those people cooperating with police. among them, krayem. he, like abrini, has a link to captured suspect salah abdeslam. police believe that he was the second man that they were hunting in relation to the metro attacker in molenbeek. we are learning of the french plot a couple days after the capture of men on friday.
we know the information came from the computer that was recovered outside the schaerbeek apartment. the question is are these men in some way helping police piece together what they found. >> thanks, kellie. secretary of state john kerry to visit the japanese city of hiroshima. the white house says the secretary will not apologize for the u.s. dropping of the atomic bomb on hiroshima to end world war ii. he will acknowledge the loss of life after the u.s. is the first and only nation to use a nuclear weapons. the u.s. navy officer in custody awaiting trial for espionage. the officer was a lieutenant commander who shared secret
information and wrongly transporting classified material with one count of paying for a prostitute and another for adultery. john brennan says his agency will not engage in waterboarding or other terror techniques if a future president orders it. president obama banned waterboarding in 2009. donald trump and ted cruz suggested they would end that ban if elected. danny willett is the 2016 masters champion. the englishman shot a bogey free 67 in the final round winning the season's first major by three shots. it was an epic collapse by jordan spieth. he squandered a five-stroke lead after hitting two balls in the water on the 12th. >> i cannot believe it. that is not how jordan spieth
plays. bond set at $1 million for a 30-year-old suspect who allegedly shot and killed former saints football star will smith. new orleans police say cardell hayes and smith's cars collided. and severe thunderstorms ahead in the south. meteorologist pedram javaheri joins us now with the latest. >> michelle and john, good morning. watching severe weather around the south central states in oklahoma and on into arkansas. severe weather threat actually a three. this is enhanced risk in southern arkansas and northern louisiana and shreveport. tremendous rainfall across this region. 1 to 2 inches. 2 to 4 inches in jackson and birmingham over the next 24 to 36 hours. the storm system migrates to the east. southerly flow ahead of the temperatures.
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nick. >> reporter: michelle, the afghan troops falter and the u.s. say the issues in the past year defending helmand province. they lost so many lives defending it. part of the afghan defense is undermined by two men we spoken to. they used to be afghan soldiers, but lack of supplies and command meant they changed sides to join the taliban. this brings concerns of helmand is falling under risk of taliban contr control. the lack of u.s. effort to defend as well. i have to say the afghan acting defense minister says if it does fall, he will resign. >> it will not fall. >> if it does, will you resign? >> it will not fall. if it falls, there is no doubt i will resign. it will not fall.
>> reporter: now that's a remarkable statement of how confident he feels, but significant if it did fall into the hands of the taliban. with this summer fighting season ahead, violence picks up, concerns over taliban on the front in the south. that can bring them lots of cash if they get the opium trade and kabul is hardly safe. a bus hit by an explosion killing 2 and wounding 7. this a country that is sliding to insecurity. great assurance by nato before the drawdown of troops. >> nick, thank you. the investigators in southwest india questioning five people and looking for ten more after a fireworks disaster at a temple. it happened during new year hindu festival. they filed a case against fireworks officials at the
temple. sparks from the fireworks display caused a larger bradenton whi which destroyed the temple. and at the same time, the duke and duchess of cambridge visit delhi today. they play cricket in mumbai. the royal couple will pay respect to ghandi. >> just like the rest of us. they're my favorite duke and duchess in the world. i can't name a single other. let's get an early start on your money. >> asian markets are lower. so are europe markets. stock futures are following their lead in the u.s. guess what today is? the first day for earnings
season when companies hand in report cards for the first quarter. wall street bracing for the worst earnings season since the great recession. the plunge in oil prices and a slowdown in global growth hasn't been good for american businesses. none of this pretends to be good for the stock market. that managed to turn around quite a bit since the february losses. more backlash over mississippi's religious freedom law. bryan adams cancelling his mississippi show this week in protest to the state's law. the musician said this, i cannot in good conscious, perform in a state where certain people are denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation. bruce springsteen canceled his show in north carolina on sunday. he was protesting a similar law in the state. the laws have drawn criticism for banning legal protections for gay and transgender people.
we have seen the power of the purse from companies influencing the states to not have the discriminatory laws. >> we will see more of that. >> the nba will not play the all-star game next season. >> still waiting word from the white house. to put out a statement on the laws. i'm not sure they will, but something the people are watching. thanks, alison. "early start" continues right now. donald trump back on the trail and making strong accusations. is the voting system unfair? bernie sanders now questioning hillary clinton's judgment. the fight for new york is getting hot. the development into the investigation into the brussels bombings. terrorists planned more attacks in paris.
good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm michelle kosinski. >> i'm john berman. it is monday, april 11th. the period of calm appears to be over after days of no public events and tepid action on the twitter act. donald trump back with aims at the republican party and delegate system. trump trying to challenge the delegates haul that cruz won over the weekend. trump complained over the delegates picked at the convention instead of a primary or caucus. how is it that the people of the state of colorado never got to vote at the primary? trump's new delegate manager charges the cruz campaign won with gustapo tactics. >> threatening a fair game? no not my style.