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drama. trump will not rule out an effort to dump house speaker paul ryan as chairman of the republican convention if ryan fails to endorse him. these guys are fighting for the soul of the republican party. these two meet thursday. one of the things they will talk about trump policies that seem to be at odds with republican dogma. there is at issue which is trump's position of changing position on the minute wage. let's get more from eric bradner in washington. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. the gop civil war is raging on ahead of the big meeting this week between the party's highest ranking official house spear he can paul ryan and presumptive nominee donald trump. here is what donald trump said sunday. >> he wants to meet and we are meeting on thursday. we will see what happens. it is more drama. i think it is a mistake not to
do this. we want to bring the party together. does the party have to be together? i'm very different than everybody else that's ever run for office. >> reporter: the meeting might not heal many wounds. ryan wants trump to adopt more conservative policy positions. trump broke from the right on sunday. he said he is willing to support higher taxes on the wealthy in exchange for the deal that would see democrats give him a cut in business taxes and cut for the middle class. he said he is open to a minimum wage increase although he wants that to come from the states. all of this is happening against the back drop of a big threat by a trump supporter. the 2008 republican vice presidential nominee sarah palin. palin told cnn she is going to support ryan's primary challenger. >> i will do whatever i can for paul nelan. this man is a hard working guy. so in touch with the people. paul ryan and his ilk, their
problem is they have become so disconnected from the people whom they are elected to represent as evidenced by paul ryan's refusal to support the gop frontrunner that we just said he's our man. >> reporter: the first threat of retaliation against the trump opponent within the party that we have seen so far. and it could deepen the divide. christine and john. >> let's break down the fast changing political landscape this morning. ellis henican. good morning. >> they are moving fast. >> it's already 5:02. this week is flying by. >> a lot going on this week. this week marks six months until the general election. >> six more months of this? >> let's talk about sarah palin. she was on "state of the union." she made a new verb.
cantored. >> i think paul ryan is soon to be cantored. as in eric cantor. he is so disrespected the will of the people. yeah, as the leader of the gop, the convention, he certainly is to remain neutral. for him to already come out and say who he will not support was not a wise decision of his. >> maybe you don't remember eric cantor. he lost his seat to a tea party upstart in his home state and he lost his job as speaker. my question is do you think the o outsiders think they don't need the establishment? >> you are absolutely right. donald trump has shown no indication the party needs to be unified. he has a theory of stacking up
the industrial states and rust belt states down the middle. >> the flip side is who's party? the party says what? more than 10 million voters in the republican primaries have picked donald trump. they say well it is a minority. the truth is as the primaries go on, donald trump is getting over 50%. it is now a majority. who does ryan represent here other than paul ryan? >> that's a great question. there is not a simple answer. we have a couple of parties vying. there is a meeting on thursday with donald trump and paul ryan. and sort of try to work out differences. ryan's the one with the power. if he says hold on, if he says, fine. you don't want me chairing the convention, i'll quit. i don't think that's really good for the future of the trump candidacy. >> i think paul ryan has set up a difficult decision and position for himself. if he decides to go with trump, he has to explain why. what did trump say that made
ryan comfortable. if he doesn't go with trump, he as to be the speaker split with the nominee. >> we know historically that all of the momentum is unity. eventually most people come around. there has been rough stuff said. when is ted cruz coming up? the pathological liar? >> the paul ryan story is fascinating. they see him as running for president. he was a vice president candidate. they see him in 2020. does he want the fingerprints of supporting donald trump on his legacy if he is eventually going to run for president? >> that's the calculation he is making. other republicans as well. do they say, we'll suffer defeat in the election and a couple of years of rough times if we can put this behind us. that's a tough bet. >> i didn't mean to diminish the notion of differences between paul ryan and donald trump. you look at positions that
donald trump has taken. in some cases, they are changing. in some cases, they are at odds with the party anthd themselves. he put out a plan that cut tax rates with everybody. now he is open to raising taxes on the wealthy. listen. >> i come up with the biggest tax cut by far of any candidate. anybody. put it in. we have to negotiate. the thing i'm going to do is make sure the middle class gets good taxes. they have been absolutely shunned. the other thing i'll fight very hard for business. for the wealthy, i think it will go up. you know what? it should go up. >> that's different. that's different than the cornerstone of his tax plan which is cutting taxes for everyone. >> christine, the presumption is as we go from the primary phase into the general election phase, we would be getting a different kind of donald trump. a calmer, more measured.
more policy oriented. it seems to me he is still throwing stuff against the wall. >> among the stuff he is throwing against the wall, comments of bill and hillary clinton. not letting up. intensifying to the general. listen to what he said about the clintons. >> she's married to a man who is the worst abuser of women in the history of politicians. she's married to a man who hurt many women and hillary, if you look and if you study, hillary hurt many women. the women that he abused. she's married to a man who got impeached for lying. >> donald trump wanted them to be at his own wedding. they were wedding guests at his wedding celebrating his third marriage. >> it is an interesting point. clearly a sensitive point with the clintons. you can maybe get under their skin a bit by bringing that up again. we litigated that already.
blaming the woman for the affairs the husband had, i don't know. that wouldn't sell too well. >> that launched a popular tv series. i think the woman card, he's going to stick to this. the next six months, this is central to his campaign. ellis, talk to you soon. we will talk to donald trump this morning on cnn. he'll be on "new day" during the 7:00 hour. donald trump shifting on the tax policy over the weekend. a cornerstone of the economic policy that taxes go down for everyone. he says taxes on the wealthy may now increase after he negotiates with congress. he is intent on keeping the cuts for the middle class. especially for businesses. ment u.s. has the highest corporate income tax rate among developed nations. most u.s. companies don't pay the top tax rate.
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imagine what all this was like as the flames blew through last week through the eyes of a child. >> i saw the flames and they were very bad and the fire was very big. i saw the smoke downtown. we thought my school was burned down, but it wasn't. it's like very bad. >> reporter: and as we said, you can hear what firefighters are up against. it's that wind. some 40 blazes in all burning in alberta, canada. we have about 1,500 firefighters on the line. some of them becoming beleaguer beleaguered. help is coming from quebec and new brunswick. there are firefighters here from ontario. all hoping they get relief in manpower and the wind dies down. back to you, christine and john. >> paul. thank you. devastation up there. here in the united states, severe weather across the plains.
tornadoes touching down in colorado, nebraska, kansas and oklahoma. issues with hail in texas. we have amazing footage in colorado. an ef-2 tornado that tore up the town of wray. i think this looks fake. it looks like cgi. it is incredible and vivid. >> it is incredible. you see the brown dirt kicked up from that. >> will this continue today? meteorologist pedram javaheri joins us with the latest. >> john and christine, good morning. yes, the severe weather threat is still there. 24 million people impacted by this. look at the concern this past weekend across wray, colorado. the tornado that touched down across the region. the area of concern between noon and 3:00 p.m. the bulk of the storms to fire off. a three for the threat of concern across little rock,
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thing they agree on. is party unity possible? hillary clinton hoping to gain the anti-trump republican votes in the general election, but bernie sanders is not letting her get ahead of herself. pledging to stay in the race. huge wildfires consuming hundreds of thousands of acres. 90,000 people evacuated. firefighters hoping for a change in the weather. hoping for some kind of help. will they get it? welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. 30 minutes past the hour. kicking off a big week for republicans this morning. with six months to go until election day in november. tomorrow, with no one else in the race, donald trump will sweep nebraska and west virginia. trump now says he will not rule out an effort to dump house speaker paul ryan as chairman of the republican convention if ryan fails to endorse. the two rivals meet on thursday. likely to on the agenda, trump
policies at odds with republican dogma. trump now committing to raising taxes on the wealthy. he is open to raising the minimum wage. these are counter to gop orthodoxy. more from eric bradner in washington. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. the gop civil war is raging on ahead of a big meeting this week between house speaker house ryan and donald trump. here is what donald trump told abc on sunday. >> he wants to meet. he would like to meet. i think we're meeting on thursday. we will see what happens. it is more drama. i think it's a mistake not to do this. we want to bring the party together. does the party have to be together? does it have to be unified? i'm different than everybody that's perhaps ever run for office. >> reporter: the meeting might not heal many wounds. ryan wants trump to adopt more
conservative policies. trump said he is willing to support higher taxes on the wealthy in exchange for a deal for democrats to give him a cut in business tax. he is open to a minimum wage increase. although he wants that to come from the states. this is happening against the back drop of a big threat by a trump supporter. the 2008 republican vice presidential nominee sarah palin. palin told cnn she is going to support ryan's primary challenger. >> i will do whatever i can for paul nealan. this man is a hard working guy. so in touch with the people. paul ryan and his ilk, their problem is they have become so disconnected from the people whom they are elected to represent. as evidenced by paul ryan's refusal to support the gop frontrunner that we just said
he's our man. >> reporter: the first threat of retaliation we have seen so far. it could deepen the divide. christine. >> thank you, eric. let's break this down. let's look at this fast changing landscape. joining us is author ellison henican. republicans are now taking sides. paul ryan is not there yet. jeb bush is not going vote for donald trump. john mccain, one of the people donald trump insulted. john mccain said he will support donald trump. he will vote for donald trump. this weekend, mccain had interesting analysis. let's listen. >> you have to draw the conclusion that there is some distance, if not a disconnect with party leadership and members of congress and many of the voters who selected donald trump to be the nominee of the party. >> what do you say of that other
than yes? >> wow! what an understanding gentleman. that is the difference between the old gop and new gop. >> it is interesting and telling about the challenges that the party faces going forward? >> that's right. most people who are little more prickly than john mccain would say forget that. why should i support you? that is part of what's happening. a general tendency to rally around a nominee at a time like this. boy there are a lot of personal hard feelings. >> i want to listen to what donald trump said about hillary clinton and the clintons and the hillary clinton response. when you look at the sound that we put together for you, you can see the story line developing. listen. >> she's married to a man who is the worst abuser of women in the history of politics. she is married to a man who hurt many women.
hillary hurt many women. the women that he abused. she's married to a man who got impeached for lying. >> i think saying that he's a loose cannon really focuses on some of the statements he's made which i find concerning. going back to torture. killing terrorists families which would be a war crime. and those are just some of the concerns that i hear people talking about which i think does fit the definition of a loose cannon. >> is there where we are going to go? >> hold on. loose cannon. that's what the trump supporters like. go be looser. that's the guy we love. >> he's not going to get any more women numbers from what he says. is the core supporters who love this talk. >> that's right. he believes, he has proven us wrong before. he believes there are still a
lot of people out there who are attracted with the tone and attitude and message. it is not about ideology. it is attitude. >> you talk to the clinton campaign. they have been studying donald trump for a long time. they had a long time to look at this. they think the way to go after donald trump isn't to make fun of his hands. isn't to call him just a pathological liar, which is something that ted cruz tried to do. you have to tie -- they want to be aggressive and you have to tie it to an issue. we saw it there. loose cannon, but a loose cannon on issues like torture and killing terrorists families. i don't know if they are right or wrong, but do you think that strategy work? >> i might not have picked those two because trump has a majority of views on those. the idea of coming back and tying it to issues and not waiting around to respond. remember what happened with m e
dukakis? >> do you think the trump supporters care he is shifting position on minimum wage and taxes? >> i don't think any of it is about policy and ideological issues. >> it is attitude. >> he is representing what people are feeling. that is not what motivated. >> the sentiment out there and you hear it. van jones, he is terrified. he thinks people are under estimates donald trump and he can do well. the flip side is this, the polls actually told us donald trump would win the primary. he has been up in the polls since august. people not trusting the polls. if the polls are still as right, then hillary clinton actually has an historically lead by
margins. >> win by 15 points. let me put van's concerns at ease. she is running in a very different electrorate. boy, he romped there, but there is no sign yet he will be able to romp so broadly. >> bernie is in it. >> he could have a decent month. the math is tough. >> she won 9 of the last 12. she did not have the delegates. thanks, ellis. donald trump will be on "new day" live this morning. that will happen during the 7:00 hour. business news this morning. uber and lyft slamming the brakes in austin. residents in austin voted 56% against an ordinance called proposition 1.
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thought my school was burned down, but it wasn't. it's like very bad. >> reporter: and as we said, you can hear what firefighters are up against. that wind. some 40 blazes in all burning in alberta, canada. 1,500 firefighters on the line. needing help coming from quebec and new brunswick. all hoping they get the relief in terms of manpower and this wind somehow dies down. back to you, christine, john. paul, thank you for that. back in the u.s., severe weather across the plains on sunday. reports of tornadoes touching down in colorado, nebraska, kansas and oklahoma over the weekend. along with hail the size of baseballs in texas. take a look at this. this is stunning footage from colorado. a classic ef-2 tornado. it tore up the town of wray and sent five people to the
hospital. will that severe weather continue? meteorologist pedram javaheri joins us with the latest. >> john and christine, good morning. almost 70 reports of severe weather across the mid section of the u.s. on sunday alone. eight related to tornadoes. the threat shifts farther east. 24 million people under a threat here. notice it is a pretty expansive region in little rock, shreveport. the threat diminishes a bit. back to the west, snowy conditions across the higher elevations. to the south, summer-like temperatures across the area. we talking mid-80s to some areas and 90s. the area with the storms locked in place and we could get heavy rainfall. in and around st. louis with a couple inches and nashville with 2 to 4 inches the next couple
days. 92 in charleston. 84 in atlanta. gorgeous in new york city and washington. 60s and 70s. thank you. the governor of north carolina has until the end of today to respond to the letter from the justice department challenging the transgender law. the governor says the u.s. officials did not give him enough time to stop enforcing the law or repeal it. at risk is the education funding which could be pulled from north carolina schools. >> they gave the ninth largest state of the united states, the civil department of justice department three days to respond to a complex letter and big threat. we don't think three working days is enough to respond to such a threat. we are talking about a letter in which they're trying to define gender identity. there is no clear identification
or definition of gender identity. it's the federal government being a bully. >> the justice department has warned north carolina its new law which requires transgender people to use public bathrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificate. the justice department says that law violates the civil rights act. let's see what is coming up on "new day." chris cuomo joins us. >> how are you? it is interesting that north carolina is saying the federal government is being a bully and the opponents of the law are saying the same thing. we have a take on that. we will follow-up on the big war within the gop. republicans are certainly divide over what donald trump means to the party. do they have a party? is he a standard bearer or new iteration of a republican? we will talk to him today. donald trump on "new day" about what does unity mean to him? what does speaker ryan mean to
him? what does the convention mean to him? what his plan is for the country going forward. everything starts new. if he is the presumptive nominee, in the general election, there will be 100 million new voters. what does he have to say to all of them? we will get into that this morning and the state of play on the democratic side as we know. the race there not over. >> thanks, chris. talk to you soon. it is look like a strong start to the week with your 401(k). we will get an early start on your money next.
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splinter group. the lull in the action brought by the cease-fire in syria is coming as music to their ears. we have senior correspondent fred pleitgen in the syrian capital. he has that part of the story. fred, you are seeing things on the streets of damascus you have not seen in a long time. tell us about it. >> reporter: you are absolutely right, christine. with all the problems with the cease-fire that is supposed to be in place in syria, for the people that are seeing a lull in fighting, it is some respite. we were on the streets of damascus. we have seen more people on the streets last night than i have seen in years. we have one family out with two daughters. they said we have been keeping our daughters inside. for the first time, we can take them out and not worry about machine gunfire or bombs or mortars falling on our heads. the picture is different in the
aleppo area. the cease-fire is supposed to be in place, but there has been substantial fighting. in the southwest, al nusra here in syria, launched a massive suicide attack. it filmed from a drone. you could see a big plume of smoke. managed to retake that village from government forces. later, they were pounded by syrian army jets and possible russian jets as well. the battle is still in full swing. we have some areas shelled as well. there are problems with the cease-fire that the u.s. is trying to breoker with russia. some people are managing to get respite from the fighting. they want to talk about a way forward. for this moment in time, any quiet is something they welcome. christine. >> fred pleitgen in damascus.
this morning, north korea expels a bbc journalist and his team. rupert hayes was dispelled for his disrespectful behavior. for his inappropriate description of kim jong-un. the workers party congress first time held in 36 years is set to wrap up today. kim jong-un said he would not use nuclear weapons unless his country was attacked first. you can see when you business members and politicians and celebrities used sell companies. when the panama papers goes online today at 2:00 p.m. it exposes connections with 268,000 individuals and 300,000 offshore entities. millions in the philippines casting their vote for the
regional and national post. the leading candidate is rodrigo of the southern city. he is known for making inflammatory comments about rape and his own sexual conquests. he is set to execute 100,000 criminals and dump them into the manila bay if elected. stock markets in europe and asia posting gains. oil is up to $46 a barrel. saudi arabia sacked it's oil minister replacing him with a current official. it shows saudi arabia is shifting course after the crash in oil prices. pushing to a more diverse economy. saudi arabia and other top oil producers are struggling to cut prices or keep drilling to maintain market share. the oil story the american consumers are buzzing about. the price of the gallon of gas.
up 50 cents from the low of $1.71 in february. gas prices are still 45 cents keeper than a year ago. oil prices rose because of the summer blend of gas. the forecast is to stay around the $2.20 for the rest of the year. war in the gop. as republican leaders and donald trump spar over policy. "new day" picks up the story from us right now. >> i didn't get paul ryan. i don't know what happened. >> i was blindsided. >> i don't think donald trump is a reliable conservative republican. >> you need flexibility. >> you have to listen to people that have chosen the nominee. >> this is called the republican party. not called the conservative party. >> hillary hurt many women. >> some of the statements he' made i find concerning. >> she's married to a man who
got impeached. >> he doesn't think much of women, it turns out. >> if she didn't play the women's card she would have no chance of winning. what do independent voters think of this election? our panel weighs in. >> i won't vote for hillary. >> trump really hasn't talked about the issues. >> the ultimate election is really up for grabs. >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> so much to say. i wasn't even close to finished writing it yet. let's see how this goes. good morning to all of you. welcome to your "new day." it's monday, may 9th, 6:00 in the east. up first -- simply said, the gop has a problem. trump says he could unify, sure, but he seems just as likely right now to rupture the gop. trump saying he doesn't know if unity matters anymore. he doesn't know if speaker paul ryan shouldn't be ousted as the convention chairman. sarah palin is back.
some kind of trump super-friend now, calling for the defeat of ryan. all this has context with this big meeting between ryan and trump. what will happen when that happens? my friend alisyn, does anybody know the answer? >> super friend. i like that. we will talk to donald trump about this and so much more when he joins us live in our next hour. meanwhile, hillary clinton says she's hearing from a lot of republicans who want to help her campaign. clinton blasting trump for being "reckless" on forring policy, and cleeless about how government operates. this as trump ramps up attacks on bill clinton saying the former president is "the worst abuser of women in political history." so we will talk to a panel of independent voters about all of this. the trump/clinton fight and gop revolt, standing by throughout our show. great to have you guys here. we have this 2016 race covered the way only cnn can. we begin with phil mattingly. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump spent the last 11 mo