tv Early Start With John Berman and Christine Romans CNN May 10, 2016 1:00am-2:01am PDT
that's it for us tonight. we will see you right back here at 10:00 tonight. "early start" with john berman and christine romans begins in new york right now. >> voters hitting the polls in west virginia and nebraska. donald trump has the nomination locked up. will up coming meeting release the tension in the gop? hillary clinton may be the democratic front runner, but is she an under dog in west virginia? and at least two dead, homes destroyed and cars overturned. tornadoes tearing across the plains. welcome to "early start."
i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. tornadoes tore across homes and neighborhoods. look at this chilling video. look how close that twister is to those cars driving down. so many towns and people told to take cover and fast. we have been collecting new information all night. we will have an update from the scene in a few minutes. in hours, voters from both parties head to the polls in west virginia and nebraska. voters will cast ballots. donald trump is likely getting ready for his meeting on capitol hill. ben carson has requested a meeting with paul ryan before donald trump. this after ryan first stated he is not ready to support trump and trump suggested he is open
to the suggestion of dumping ryan as chairman of the convention. >> i always liked him. he called me a number of weeks ago and was very supportive and very nice. i thought everything was find. i got blind sided. i'll see what happens. >> if he is the nominee, i'll do whatever he wants with respect to the convention. the point is, we just need to get to know each other and my goal is to help put together a unified party that sticks to our principles. >> trump is getting a chilly reception of lawmakers returning to capitol hill for the first time. the presumptive republican nominee. let's get to cnn's sara murray. >> reporter: john and christine, west virginia and nebraska have the republican primaries today. it is a lot less exciting on the republican side as donald trump
is the only candidate left in the race. he settles in as the presumptive nominee, he is still giving the economy and party heartburn as he has taken a number of positions on debt lately. maybe the u.s. would not maybe debt payments in full and flipped on the minimum wage and said you can negotiate. >> you want taxes to go up or down? >> they will go up a little bit. >> but they are going down in your plan. >> by the time it is negotiated, it will go up. >> if i increase for the wealthy, they are still paying less. i'm not talking about increasing from this point, from my tax proposal. >> reporter: all of this could make it tougher to reach unity within the party. the next chapter is later this week. he is set to meet with paul ryan
later this week. back to you. >> sara murray, thank you. donald trump tells the new york times that he is happy that london elected its first muslim mayor. trump's enthusiasm is not mutual. khan told time magazine if donald trump become s i'll be stopped from going there due to my faith. >> more insight on the war of trump and the gop establishment. jake tapper is set to interview marco rubio. >> we don't know where marco rubio stands on the issue of donald trump. that will be a fascinating in r intervi interview. if he goes the ryan way or mitch mcconnell way. new attacks from donald
trump to hillary clinton over bill clinton's infidelity. >> he was impeached. he said nothing happened with monica lewinsky. then he said sorry, folks, something did happen. >> hillary clinton is rejecting any discussion about this. she keeps up her battle with bernie sanders over the nomination. clinton enters west virginia as an under dog. she would put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business. jeff zeleny has the latest. >> reporter: john and christine, another election day. this time in west virginia. hillary clinton focusing on a different virginia. the northern suburbs of virginia. a key election battle ground in the fall campaign. she is looking forward to the
fall against donald trump. he has called her an enabler. he said she was disrespectful of women 20 years ago. now hillary clinton not being drawn into this at all. we caught up with her on monday in northern virginia to ask how she'll respond. >> i'm answering him on what voters care about. on the differences between our records, our experience, what we want to do for our country. how important it is to try to unify the country and i have been very clear that a lot of his rhetoric is not only reckless, it's dangerous. >> reporter: hillary clinton saying she has nothing to say about that. she wants to focus on issues alone. the audience for this? women voters. the most critical piece of the electorate. donald trump believes this is the way to win over women voters. demoats disagree. they believe this is playing
into the democrats hands. they believe it emboldens her and enhances her. that is an open question. hillary clinton not responding. the question we don't know is how will bill clinton respond? will he stay out of the fray on this? we have to watch as he is campaigning. all eyes on west virginia to see if bernie sanders will continue his most recent winning streak. the delegate fight is in hillary clinton's favor. john and christine. >> jeff, thank you. facebook under the mi microscope for alleged bias. former contractor for the giant said he witnessed suppressed stories from facebook's trending topics section. facebook rejected the charge saying it takes allegations of bias seriously and there is no evidence of what the former worker described actually
happened. if it did, it would have violated company guidelines. donald trump's evolving comments on the policies and america's debt getting a lot of attention. here is what experts and my sources say are calling these policies reckless and clueless and chaotic. america is the gold standard. last month trump proposed he could wipe out all $19 trillion in eight years. one economist calls that widely implausible at best. you cannot cut taxes for everyone and pay off debt. last week, trump told cnbc that the country could borrow more money now. that could work for businesses like hotels and casinos, but not with the u.s. government. one says trump doesn't have a
coherent idea what he is talking about. others say it amounts to a default on debt. the full faith and credit is what the u.s. economy is built on. yesterday, trump said the country would not default because it would print more money and buy back the debt at a discounted rate. that would be disastrous. causing rapid inflation and hurt americans who hold bonds as savings. the president doesn't hold the powers. the president appoints the fed chief. a lot of -- first amusement, i think from bond market participants and now concern, i would say, as people are trying to get a handle on what it is donald trump is proposing. if these are policy prescriptions or musings? >> it is not clear if he fully
at least two people dead after a tornado outbreak tore across the great plains. the chilling video. the twister carving through elmore city, oklahoma. >> doesn't it seem like the cars are driving toward it? isn't that a bad idea? >> those pictures are terrifying. elmore city is one city where the tornado warning was spotted. the destruction devastating. neighborhoods ripped to shreds. i have seen tornadoes on the horizon like that in the
midwest. you can follow it along the highway and see where it is moving. that looks close to me. >> and can should are two different things here. >> is there more severe weather ahead for today? let's get to meteorologist pedram javaheri. >> john and christine, this is a mul multi-day event. the threat today and tomorrow. you look at images in lincoln, nebraska. i have never seen anything like it with the divots here. almost 100 reports of severe hail. you see some of the them getting to incredible strength with the wedge tornadoes on the surface. here is the severe weather threat. central texas over the frontal boundary here. another area in tennessee and kentucky. notice the main treat for wind
and hail. not much in the way of severe weather causing tornadoes. the concern does pick up on wednesday for more in the way of tornadoes. that is in places like oklahoma city, joplin, kansas city and st. louis in line for the highest threat. that would be a two for the concern and threat level. this afternoon, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., the threat firing up across the tennessee valley. thank you. firefighters in alberta, canada are trying to get a handle on the wildfires that have burned. daytime temperatures are calling and the humidity is up giving firefighters a fighting chance. it is little comfort for thousands of evacuees. they are not told when they can return or whether they still have homes. authorities say 10% of the town of ft. mcmurray is burned to the ground.
john, it is 0% contained. our dan simon is saying there is no water. there is no infrastructure. the homes are gone. there's just no sign left of a town. >> in the long-term outlook, for the summer, it's bleak. this summer is just getting started there. if the fire has subsided a little bit if the last few days, it is because the weather has backed off. new duelling lawsuits with the federal government and north carolina over the bathroom law. attorney general loretta lynch saying trying to force transgender persons to use the bathrooms based on their birth certificate is discrimination. north carolina's public university system is splitting with its state government and defying the state's bathroom measure. it says it tends to do business if compliance with federal law. more from cnn's martin savage.
>> reporter: good morning. monday was supposed to be the deadline when the state of north carolina was to remedy the violations the u.s. government said it found in the so-called bathroom law. north carolina didn't make any fix. they filed action against the government. the u.s. government says that is a solution of the 1964 civil rights act. north carolina says this is not a protected class and rights are not violated by this law. that is how the state filed it. later in the day, we have the u.s. government file action against north carolina. they are seeking a preliminary permanent injunction of federal law and to grant such additional relief. to give the justice department a blank check to do whatever it
needs to do to bring north carolina into following the federal law. two different opinions here. clearly going to be decided in a federal court. how high will it go? some suggested it may go all the way to the u.s. supreme court and that the implications go far beyond north carolina. john and christine. >> martin savidge, thank you. parades in north korea. celebrating the end of the major political meeting and cnn got inside access to for the very first time. fascinating perspective. that's next. what if one piece of kale could protect you from diabetes? what if one sit-up could prevent heart disease? one. wishful thinking, right? but there is one step you can take to help prevent another serious disease. pneumococcal pneumonia. if you are 50 or older, one dose of the prevnar 13® vaccine can help protect you from
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kim jong-un has a new title. named chairman of the workers party in the rare congressional session. cnn's will ripley was a handful of journalists to be granted access. he joins live this morning from pyongyang. tell me what that must have been like. rare to get a look inside the showmanship and stage craft and political process in that country. what did you see? >> reporter: we have been pushing for access for last several days. the only updates we were getting were through state media. they put us on a bus and we thought it was a press conference. then a 90-minute security check and we were going somewhere else. secret service agents and
workers congress party building and we walked in right as kim jong-un got the new title that was created for him going from first secretary to chairman. to stand in that cavernous auditorium with the 5,000 people who voted to support him. it gave us clues into what this system was like. out on the streets today, huge parade this morning and another parade happenng this evening. hundreds of thousands of people turned out beginning at 5:00 a.m. they are still at their day jobs today after performing in the huge group choreography event. government officials say it is voluntary and people say they love to do it. everybody was there. they got a lot of devotion shown to the leader who is more powerful with the new title. >> thank you, will ripley. great work there. one of the rare reporting
assignments. >> will ripley has done great reporting from pyongyang. one of the few u.s. reporters to get there. breaking overnight. a deadly knife attack in a train station in munich. authorities are investigating reports that the suspect shouted allah akbar. god is great in arabic. turmoil in the gop. donald trump on the defensive. getting a frosty reception from leaders. we have that for you next.
with hillary clinton and bernie sanders. deadly tornadoes rip across the plains. homes, buildings obliterated and more severe weather headed to the region. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. 31 minutes past the hour. breaking overnight. two people are dead after tornadoes tear across oklahoma. look at that twister. destroying homes, flattening neighborhoods. we are gathering the latest information. we will have an update from the scene in a few minutes. >> i was getting updates from oklahoma on twitter. they were saying this is serious. this is no joke. take cover. take cover. there are high levels of concerns. back to that in a minute. in hours, voters from both parties head to the polls in west virginia and nebraska in what is now an uncontested primary for republicans. the presumptive nominee, donald
trump, is likely getting ready for meeting on capitol hill set this thursday. ben carson, the surgeon, is now working as an advance man. he wants a preliminary meeting with paul ryan before donald trump sits down. both trump and ryan are setting up a more conciliatory tone. trump suggested he is open to dumping ryan as chairman of the convention. now they are both playing nicer. >> i always liked him. he called me not so long ago. he called me and he was very supportive and very nice. i thought everything was fine. i got blind sided. we'll see. look. i'll see what happens. >> he is the nominee, i'll do whatever he wants with respect to the convention. my point is we just need to get to know each other. and my goal is to help put together a unified party that sticks to our principles.
>> trump is still getting a chilly reception from lawmakers returning to capitol hill. let's get to cnn's sara murray. >> reporter: john and christine, west virginia and nebraska have the republican primaries today. it is a lot less exciting on the republican side. donald trump is the only candidate left in the race. as he settles in to becoming the presumptive republican nominee, he is still getting some members of the republican party heartburn. economists raise eyebrows as donald trump has taken a number of positions on debt lately. at one point, suggesting the u.s. would not make debt repayments in full if he were president. he flipped on the minimum wage and said there is room to negotiate when it comes to tax proposals. >> you want taxes on the wealthy to go up or down? >> they will go up a bit. >> they are going down in the plan. >> by the time it is negotiated, it is going up. >> if i increase the wealthy,
they are still paying less than now. i'm not talking from increasing from this point. i'm talking about increasing from the tax proposal. >> reporter: all of this could ke it tougher for donald trump to reach unity within the republican party. as we know, the next chapter of that comes later this week. he is scheduled to meet with paul ryan on thursday in washington, d.c. maybe the debt and federal budget is top on the list. back to you. >> a lot of attention. his economic policies and evolving comments. donald trump telling "the new york times." he is happy that london elected the first muslim mayor. trump's enthusiasm does not seem mutu mutual. khan said if donald trump becomes president, i'll be stopped by going there by virtue of my faith. new attacks from donald trump directed at hillary clinton over bill clinton's
infidelity. suggesting hillary clinton has no credibility to credit trump's treatment of women. >> he was impeached. he was impeached and he lied about it. he said nothing happened with monica lewinsky and he said sorry, folks. it actually did happen. the guy was impeached for lying. >> clinton is firmly rejecting any effort to draw her into the discussion. this as she keeps up the battle with sanders for the nomination. clinton enters the west virginia primary as an under dog. jeff zeleny has the latest. >> reporter: john and christine, another election day. today, west virginia. hillary clinton and bernie sanders still facing off head-to-he head-to-head. hillary clinton focusing on a different virginia. northern virginia which is a key battle ground in the campaign. she is looking forward to the
general election with donald trump. donald trump is trying to engage her. he called her an enabler. she was disrespectful of women 20 years ago. all the women from the bill clinton sex scandals and monica lewinsky scandal. we caught up with her to ask how she will respond. >> i'm answering on the differences of the records and our experience and what we want to do for our country. how important it is to try to unify the country. and i have been very clear that a lot of his rhetoric is not only reckless, it's dangerous. >> reporter: hillary clinton says she has nothing to say about that. she wants to focus on issues. the audience for this, women voters. pivotal women voters. the clinton campaign believes
this is playing right into their hand. they believe it emboldens her and enhances her. hillary clinton not responding. the question we don't know is how will bill clinton respond to this? will he be engaged in this? that is something we have to watch for. all eyes on west virginia to see if bernie sanders will continue his most recent winning streak. the delegate fight is in hillary clinton's favor. john and christine. >> jeff, thanks. facebook is under the microscope this morning for the alleged political bias. a former contractor for the giant told gizmoto said he saw topics suppressed from the trending topics section. facebook rejected these charges. they take the allegations of bias seriously and there is no evidence the alleglleged suppren happened. if it had happened, that would
have violated company guidelines. trump stirred up a fire storm when he said the taxes for the wealthy would go up. he later clarified he is open to raising the top rate for the rich, but still pay less than they do now. digging into trump's proposal. it cuts the current seven tax brackets down to four. middle income would pay 10% to 20%. those making more than $150,000, would pay the top rate of 25%. that top rate, 25%, is a significant drop from the current 39.6%. trump would eliminate the estate tax which effects the very wealthy and end the alternative minimum tax. the tax analysts looking at this and saying the rich actually get
a pretty big tax cut under a president trump. a bigger tax cut than the middle class. he is concerned about the middle class. a tax cut for everyone. the very rich seeing the biggest tax cuts. tornadoes tearing across the plains. two dead. homes and buildings destroyed. terrifying pictures and more severe weather could be on the way. that's next. wanna drink more w with sodastream you turn plain water into sparkling water in seconds. and because it's so delicious, you'll drink 43% more water every day. sodastream. love your water.
all right. at least two people are dead after a tornado outbreak tore across the great plains. look at this. look at this twister carving its way through elmore city, oklahoma. huge concern yesterday. emergency alerts going throughout the entire region telling people to get off the roads and take cover. romans, who lived through many a tornado in her native iowa, says it is common to be on the road
like this. you can look like you're trying to get away. it looks like you are driving toward it as you are driving away. they seem close to the tornado. this is one of the cities where forecasters declared warnings, meaning the tornado had been spotted. so much destruction. all these neighborhoods just ripped to shreds. >> is there more severe weather ahead today? let's get to meteorologist pedram javaheri for the latest on that. >> john and christine, a couple more days of severe weather. i want to share the photos from lincoln, nebraska on monday. baseball-sized hail stones that left damage on top of the nebraska state patrol vehicle. they posted the vehicles. the cruisers are not immune to the severe weather across the region. 100 severe hail reports. more than 120 severe weather reports. the impressive video where we had wedge tornadoes on the ground there.
notice thunderstorms begin to blossom into the afternoon hours. i think parts of the tennessee valley and main threat zones like louisville and nashville and dallas and austin could he is severe storms. the majority concern for winds and hail. we introduce the risk of tornadoes there some time on wednesday afternoon in springfield, st. louis, joplin and okc. how about 94 in dallas this afternoon? 80 degrees in new york city. a 61 degree afternoon. pedram, thanks. firefighters in alberta struggling to contain a wildfire that has destroyed 2400 buildings and homes. 400,000 acres burned with 90,000 people evacuated. good news is the daytime temperatures are cooling and the humidity is up. this gives firefighters a chance to battle the blaze, but little
comfort for the evacuees who still cannot return home. >> we don't know when we can go back or see our kids again. it's tough. you just try to do the best you can. just try to stay positive and tell them that everything's going to be okay. you don't know if everything's going to be okay. >> authorities say 10% of the town of ft. mcmurray is gone, burned to the ground. let's get more from dan simon. >> reporter: john, i have covered a lot of wildfires. the first neighborhoods i have gone to is beacon hill. the first class neighborhood. i did not see a single home left standing. same of the second neighborhood i went to. homes burned to the foundations. lots of twisted metal and wreckage.
another thing that stood out as i was driving around. the burned out landscape. it became clear immediately that it will take a long time for the trees to come back. john and christine. >> dan simon, thank you. duelling lawsuits with the federal government and north carolina with the new bathroom law in the state. attorney general loretta lynch saying forcing transgenders to use the bathrooms that corresponded to their birth sirt certificates is discrimination. >> on the basis of sex and gender identity. more to the point, they created state sponsored discrimination against transgender individuals who seek to engage in the most private of functions in a place of safety and security.
a right taken for granted by most of us. >> north carolina's public university system is splitting with its state government. it is defying the bathroom measure. it told the justice department it intends to do business complying with federal law and not state law. more from cnn's martin savidge. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine, monday was supposed to be the deadline when they were to remedy the violations the federal government found in the so-called bathroom law. north carolina did not make a fix. they filed a lawsuit against the federal government. they are specifically asking for clarification here. the u.s. government says that the law is a violation of the 1964 civil rights act. north carolina says that is a gross overreach of federal power here. they don't believe transgenders are a kind of protected class. rights are not violated by this law. that was how the state filed its
suit. now later in the day, the u.s. government filed action against north carolina. they are seeking a preliminary and permanent injunction to prevent what they call further violations of federal law and grant such additional relief. essentially to give the justice department a blank check to do whatever it needs to do to bring north carolina into following the federal law. two very different opinions here. clearly going to be decided in a federal court. how high will it go? some suggested it may go all the way to the u.s. supreme court and the implications go far beyond north carolina. john and christine. >> very interesting to see how this case winds its way up the system and quickly. we have one programming note. an ac-360 town hall tomorrow night on opioid addiction. we have dr. sanjay gupta joining us wednesday night at 9:00 p.m.
kim jong-un has a new title. he was named chairman of the workers congress party in a rare session. cnn's will ripley was one of a few granted access to the congress in four decades. he joins us live from pyongyang. will, really interesting sight there. >> reporter: it is, john. north korea is an interesting place as a journalist and a frustrating place as a journalist. the government controls everywhere we go. where the camera can be pointed and what we can see and what we
can't see. they have no editorial issues over what we report. covering this congress for the first time in 36 years, we had no access until what we saw on state media. we made the complaints yesterday. so yesterday, we ended up on a bus and we went through a 90-minute security check and we were looking at kim jong-un receiving his new title to chairman. 5,000 people in the room, john. unanimous vote. not surprising. he now has new party leadership and title to push forward with the agenda to develop nuclear weapons and grow the country's economy. the nuclear program is a big concern. in the parade i was at today, a parade to celebrate the promotion. one of the floats in the parade
was about the nuclear program. a big nuclear missile with citizens dancing and waving and chanting to their leader. long live kim jong-un. >> everything there is so clearly deliberate and intending to send a message. will, thank you. breaking overnight. a deadly knife attack near munich, germany in a train station. the suspect shouted allahu akbar. the motive is unknown. the young man is in custody. the king pin el chapo a step closer to being tried in the united states. guzman can be extradited to face federal traffic charges. the mexican newspaper says he can appeal for years. and the acting house speaker trying to stop tomorrow's
impeachment vote in the senate in brazil. last month's vote was flawed and should not count. the brazil supreme court may have to step in. dilma rousseff is accused of breaking budget rules. tough times in brazil. battling zika outbreak with the olympics coming. political mayhem. budget in crisis. economy slowdown. everything has changed dramatically in brazil since they got the olympics. up arrows across the globe. dow futures with solid gains. stocks in europe are rising. oil is higher. above $43 a barrel. a relatively calm few days. dow managing to hold on to gains for the year. average is up resounding 1.6% so far this year. s&p is positive. nasdaq is down for the year. down more than 5%. still a lot better than it was back in february. we are watching shares of
mcdonald's this morning. the stock hit an all-time high yesterday. it is up more than 10% this year. an amazing 55% since ceo steve easterbrook took over in january. he was responsible for revamping the menu. all-daybreak fast. i guess the world loves it. what is next for mcdonald's? expansion in asia. they hope to add more restaurants in china, hong kong and korea in the next five years. it has more than 2,800 locations in these markets. shares could get crushed today. the stock is down 13% in pre-market trading. plunged 45% over the past year for the gap. gap is warning its next earnings report will likely be disappointing. the reverse of the mcdonald's we
saw. increased competition from forever 21 and zaha making it more difficult. someone told me to get new product into the banana republic store takes a year. >> gray days for khaki. you could say, when it comes to the gap and banana republic. "early start" continues right now. >> this morning, voters in west virginia and nebraska head to the polls. now donald trump is the presumptive nominee already. he seems to have the nomination locked up. it doesn't mean the party likes it. will the war in the gop end soon? democratic frontrunner hillary clinton, the under dog in the west virginia primary? could she pull out a win? how does it matter in the long
run? stunning pictures from oklahoma. two people dead. homes destroyed. cars overturned. tornadoes tear across the plains overnight. leaving so much destruction behind. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is tuesday, may 10th. 5:00 a.m. on the nose in the east. breaking overnight. two people are dead after tornadoes tear across oklahoma destroying homes, flattening neighborhoods. we are gathering the latest information. you see the pictures outside oklahoma city. we will bring you more information in a moment. first, hours from now, voters head to the polls in west virginia and nebraska. this morning, the presumptive nominee, donald trump is likely getting ready for his meeting on capitol hill set for this thursday. trump supporter ben carson is working as an