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donald trump now has enough delegates to clinch the republican nomination. celebrating his win with new attacks at hillary clinton and president obama. hillary clinton doubling down. defending her use of e-mail as secretary of state. president obama on a historic visit to hiroshima. happy friday. welcome to "early start." i'm ana cabrera. >> i'm alison kosik. donald trump is the republican nominee. by cnn's count, he crossed the
threshold of 1,237. enough to win him the nomination. trump campaigning on wednesday, attacking hillary clinton and president obama brushing off the president's remarks that the world leaders are rattled by trump. trump saying there's nothing wrong that. >> that's good if they're nervous. that's good. that's good. let them be a little bit nervous. i'll have a better relationship with other countries than he has except we'll do better and they won't be taking advantage of us and won't be calling us the stupid people anymore. >> the latest now from cnn's phil mattingly traveling with the donald trump campaign. >> reporter: donald trump had two campaign events in montana. these were crucial to get over
the delegate total to secure the republican nomination. trump reached that total. his opponents readropped out we ago. high on his list is the man currently in the office. >> he is a president and does a horrible job. he is a president that allowed the countries to take advantage of him and us. unfortunately. he has to say something. it is unusual every time he has a press conference he's talking about me. it is one of those things. i will say this. he is a man who shouldn't be really, you know, airing his difficulties and shouldn't be airing what he is airing where he is right now. i think you will see it stop pretty soon. >> reporter: donald trump speaking to reporters in north dakota and targeting hillary
clinton and continuing his fight with elizabeth warren. the massachusetts democrat attacked him on twitter and youtube videos the last couple weeks. a heavyweight fight to continue in the weeks and months ahead. for trump this is a crucial moment. he has been shifting to the general election. it has been official. that is his job. that is his sole role here. it is likely he will head back to new york and mobilize for the convention in july, but the path forward. his poll numbers are even with hillary clinton. no question through certain segments of the population, he has work to do. his advisers say the work ahead will cause his numbers to rise. back to you. >> phil reporting. thank you. hillary clinton remains on the defense as her e-mail practices continued to haunt her following the ig report slamming
her for using the personal server as secretary of state. clinton telling wolf blitzer that she quote thought it was allowed. >> this report makes clear that personal e-mail use was the practice under other secretaries of state and the rules were not clarified until after i had left. but as i said many times, it was still a mistake. if i could go back, i would do it differently. i understand people have concerns about this. i hope voters look at the full picture of everything that i've done and full threat posed by a donald trump presidency. if they do, i have faith in the american people they will make the right choice. >> today, new testimony expected on this issue. her former chief of staff is set to give a deposition in the freedom of information lawsuit. late last night, the judge ruled that the video recording will
remain sealed. mills says she doesn't want the video used in partisan attacks against clinton. for now, only transcripts will be released. polls tightening in california with the nomination looking less than a few weeks ago for hillary clinton. a new poll shows clinton two points ahead of bernie sanders. both candidates barnstorming the state. jeff zeleny has the latest. >> reporter: hillary clinton and bernie sanders campaigning again fighting for the 475 delegates in the june primary. a shifting tone from hillary clinton. she is going after donald trump over taxes, foreign policy to asking voters in he should be the commander in chief. a softer tone against bernie sanders. take a listen to what she said in san francisco. some actual kind words and
perhaps an olive branch for sanders. >> whatever differences sanders and i have or supporters and i have, they pale in comparison to our differences to donald trump and what he represents. but that's why the california primary is so important. because we need to send a message. >> reporter: the key right there, bernie sanders supporters. hillary clinton is trying to win them over gradually after the california primary. she knows she needs them in her fight against trump. she is going after donald trump aggressively. she is not going to respond to every attack her way, but would like a strong finish in the june primaries to end the primary race and turn to the general election. alison and ana. >> thank you, jeff. the wheels are in motion for a primetime debate with bernie sanders and donald trump. donald trump says the networks are showing interest.
he's in if the event generates $10 million to $15 million for women's health causes. bernie sanders says game on. >> hillary clinton has not agreed to debate me here in california. i look forward to debating mr. trump on that. i think it is important that somebody hold him to task. >> i said i would love to debate him. i want a lot of money to be put up for charity. if we can raise for women's health issues or something. if we can raise $10 million or $15 million for charity. i understand the television business very well. i think it would get high ratings. >> hillary clinton was asked about this possible trump/sanders debate. dozens of secret service employees are facing action for leaking information about a critic in congress. jason chaffetz is slamming them
for the lapses. he held a hearing on this last march and the failed attempt he made in 2003 went public. workers range from letters of reprimand to suspensions without pay. another battle with the lgbt rights. house republicans voted against the spending bill rather than give in to a partisan amendment. some republicans calling the measure a threat to religious liberty. the bill's failure sets up the chance of another major showdown over spending even possibly a government shutdown come october. a wall street firm is predicting the democrats will win the november election because the u.s. when is doing well. moody's has correctly predicted every presidential election since 1980. it says this year's contest will put hillary clinton or bernie
sanders in the white house. it doesn't track individual, but the margin of victory for the democrats has increased since august. the forecast is all about the economy which is the top issue for voters. moody's says when economic conditions are good, voters pick the party currently in office. when things are bad, they vote for change. one of the things that would have to change for trump to win according to moody's, gas has to spike to $3 a gallon. the national average is $2.32. that is still below what we are seeing from this time last year. it seems if consumers are filling up the car and look at the sticker shock at the pump, if it is not too shocky, they feel wealthier. >> i have noticed prices going up. president obama arriving in hiroshima this morning, more than 70 years after the u.s. dropped the atomic bomb. we will take you there live next.
in just minutes, president obama arrives in hiroshima becoming the first sitting u.s. president to visit the site after the u.s. launched that attack there 70 years ago. we have michelle kosinski joining us now. the president expects this to be a mission of reconciliation, but not expected to apologize. >> reporter: that surprises people when you hear about this happening in the u.s. and japan. you come to something like this where the u.s. became the only nation in the world to use a nuclear weapon that regrets an apology would go along with it. that is so politically complicated. not just on the u.s. side. for a long time, privately, the japanese government didn't want the americans to apologize. they wanted a u.s. president to come here and knowledge this and have it be a symbol of moving
forward, but not necessarily an apology. that opens the door to anti-american feeling here. most americans and american historians believe ending the war this way was necessary and reduced the number of deaths that would result. you can see how complicated an issue this is and the white house did not feel that an apology was appropriate. they didn't feel like a policy speech was appropriate here. some analysts say less is more in the situation. a short statement by the president that doesn't get too complicated or laden with policy might actually be more powerful in the case. we'll see what he says. he just pre-viewed his remarks minutes ago speaking before u.s. marines at a practice reason ma here. he talked about being able to move forward and learn from
history and work toward a world of peace and security where some day nuclear weapons would not be necessary, ana. >> thank you, michelle. we will check in with you as the president arrives and we'll be listening in as he makes his remarks. the state of louisiana now has a blue lives matter law on the books. governor edwards signing a measure that expands the hate crime statute to include the targeting of police firefighters and ems workers. critics like the anti-defamation league says that waters down the act. the rapper who gave the opening act at t.i.'s concert is facing murder charges. ronald collins is the man seen on the video firing that gun. one man was killed and two injured. collins took a bullet to the
leg. gunfire broke out in the vip room upstairs while t.i. was getting ready to go on stage. and the first ever infection to all known resistant antibiot antibiotics. the pennsylvania woman's urinary tract infection cannot be treated by any antibiotics. and the storm system damaging homes across kentucky. take a look at this dash cam video taken from a police cruiser in paducah. watch. that was a bolt of lightning striking a nearby house.
the force blew the camera off the windshield and triggered a roof fire. no one was hurt. across the state, tornadoes and storms damaged 30 homes and building in just the last 48 hours. alison, more than 100 twisters across the region in just the past week. >> mother nature is no joke. the severe weather threat is continuing today. let's turn to meteorologist derek van dam. good morning. >> ana and alison, there have been over 100 tornado touchdowns in the u.s. this week alone. thursday, over 17 with dozens of wind reports and hail reports as well. this is all thanks to a very deep area of low pressure that continues to pull in the gulf of mexico moisture. we have a dip in the jet stream. that is setting up all the i ingredients for the potential for severe weather for friday
and the weekend. from nebraska through kansas and oklahoma and parts of texas. look out for isolated large hail, strong winds and a possible tornado this friday. temperatures today, we're looking at highs in the middle and upper 80s along the east coast. cincinnati, 89. chicago, 80 degrees. of course, it is memorial day weekend. fleet week in the big apple. look at this. 90 degrees by sunday. watch out. we're still monitoring the development of tropical system in carolinas and georgia. back to you. these are a couple of kids who don't need spell check. for the third year in a row, the national spelling bee has ended in a tie. 13-year-old jairam hathwar of new york and 11-year-old nihar janga of texas battling to a draw. after 39 rounds. what? the judges, get this, they ran out of words. scripps tried to avoid a tie by
adding more words this year. each of the co- champions goes home with $40,000 in cash. >> 11 and 13. interesting tid bit. jairam is the brother of a past winner. the younger brother of the guy who won in 2014. he might have had an advantage. he could ask his brother. >> could be genetics. new clues bringing investigations closer to finding black boxes of egyptair flight 804. what caused the jetliner to fall from the sky? plus, breaking news. president obama has just landed in hiroshima set to speak any mon moment. we will go there live next.
welcome back. airbus confirming it has detected a signal from the transmitter on board egyptair flight 804. it is coming from the location where the jetliner crashed in the mediterranean last week. the developments are decreasing the search for the black boxes from the area of connecticut to the three-mile radius. cnn's ian lee is tracking the latest from cairo. ian, the ping from the mediterranean is not from the black box, but a different device. >> reporter: that's correct. it is coming from the emergency locater transmitter. this is a device which is activated and manually or automatically activated when the plane has crashed. it usually lasts a few hours and not days. the plane has three of them. we don't know which one exactly
has been detected or when it was detected. it can be detected by satellites. this is different from the black box ping. that is detected from sonar. this narrows the search area to three miles. >> the race against time is still on. it is less than 30 days to go before the ping would drop out. ian lee. thank you. we will go live now to where president obama is right now. he has landed in hiroshima. just visited a museum and he is visiting hiroshima. he just stepped up to the microphone to make a few remarks as well. we will listen in as soon as we see him take the microphone. we can tell you this visit comes
seven decades after the atomic bomb was dropped on hiroshima. this is the first president ever from the u.s., sitting president, to visit this city. he is expected to just be here for a matter of hours. we expect to see him lay a wreath at the peace memorial park. then he will say a few words. expected to give a short speech of reflection, we're told. meant to provide reconciliation, but without actually apologizing as we heard michelle kosinski talk about. alison. it is a tough political climate. >> the white house debated if this was right time for president obama to break this taboo in place. he is the first sitting president to visit hiroshima and it is also an election year. this visit doesn't come without controversy. the fact he is not giving an apology, there is significance in that.
>> there is politics at play here. the president is drawing attention to the nuclear weapons issue and to remind the world of the harm and danger of the weapons if they end up in the wrong hands. he is trying to call attention specifically to one of the darkest days in history. >> the atomic bomb survivors said an apology would be welcome for many because the priority here is to ultimately rid the world of nuclear weapons. it is a goal that is elusive when you bring north korea into the discussion. >> north korea and also the iran nuclear deal which is controversy, at least in the united states. these are live pictures right now. it is 5:30 in hiroshima, japan, where the president just landed minutes ago. expected to lay a wreath here any moment after he visited a memorial museum. this visit intended to draw
attention to the nuclear weapons use. he is expected, we're told, to meet with some of the victims. survivors of the blast. of course, many of them were just children at the time. >> this is a wide ranging trip that president obama has been hoping to take for a while. he spent several days in vietnam. interestingly enough, this was a trip that was overshadowed by u.s. politics, especially when he addressed the media. there was a good amount of questioning about the presidential race and he made news with some of this comments about the presumptive nominee, donald trump. you saw a bit of an overshadowing there. >> and in fact, he even said that donald trump has rattled world leaders all across the globe. you know, donald trump has come under criticism for comments he made about interacting or dealing or having a conversation with the north korean leader and
nuclear weapons at the heart of the concerns over what is happening in north korea among other issues. donald trump getting the world's stages as the president marks historic moment here visiting hiroshima, japan. the first u.s. sitting president to visit this city. >> as we wait, we are waiting on remarks from president obama as he visits hiroshima. he is inside the hiroshima peace memorial museum there. >> you know, we will continue to watch these images and -- is that him? nope. that's not. we will watch the images for you. we will take a quick break and be right back as soon as the president starts speaking. we will take you there live.
attacks for hillary clinton and promising to debate bernie sanders. hillary clinton defending her use of private e-mail as secretary of state to cnn. why the democratic frontrunner still insists she did nothing wrong. president obama arriving in hiroshima. a first for any u.s. president. 70 years after the atomic bomb was dropped. we will take you live to his speech when it begins. welcome back to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm ana cabrera. happy friday. it is 35 minutes past the hour. a busy morning. official this morning. donald trump is now the presumptive republican nominee when you look at the numbers. he has crossed that threshold of 1,237 delegates. enough to win the nomination in july. trump campaigned across the west yesterday throwing more barbs at
hillary clinton. he brushed off the president's remarks at the g7 summit. listen. >> that's good if they're nervous. that's good. that's good. right? it's good. let them be a little bit nervous. by the way, i'll have a better relationship with other countries than he has except we'll do much better and they won't be taking advantage of us anymore and they won't be calling us the stupid people anymore. >> there have been a number of twists and turns in the last th24 hours. we have cnn's phil mattingly with latest. >> reporter: trump had two campaign events on thursday. these were crucial to getting him over the 1,237 total needed to secure the republican nomination. that's what they were supposed to be about. donald trump reached that total. the rest of his opponent the dropped out weeks ago. trump has the number needed to
be the republican nominee. he is ready to attack. high on his list? the man currently sitting in the office that he hopes to win in november. take a listen. >> he's a president who has done a horrible job. everybody understands that. he allowed the countries to take average of him and us, unfortunately. he's got to say something. it is unusual every time he has a press conference, he's talking about me. you know. it is one of those things. i will say this. he is a man who shouldn't be really, you know, airing his difficulties and he shouldn't be airing what he's airing where he is right now. i think you will see it stop soon. >> reporter: trump speaking to reporters in north dakota targeting hillary clinton and continuing his fight with elizabeth warren. the fight, a heavyweight fight, you can expect to continue in the weeks and months ahead.
for trump, this is a crucial moment. he has been shifting to the general election for last couple weeks. now it has become official. that is his job. that is his sole role here. you are seeing he has been on the campaign trail the last couple days, it is likely he will head back to new york soon and start to mobilize not just for the republican convention in july, but path forward. his poll numbers are even with hillary clinton. no question through certain segments of the population, he has work to do. the work ahead will cause his numbers to rise and give him an opportunity to beat hillary clinton. back to you. thank you, phil. right now, breaking news. president obama arriving at peace memorial park. this is where he is visiting hiroshima, japan and expected to make historic remarks in a matter of minutes. you can see he is going through some formal motions here. paying tribute to the 140,000
lives lost 70 years ago. >> he is standing next to the prime minister shinzo abe as well as he lays the wreath. marking the historic moment. interestingly, prime minister shinzo abe not making any plans to reciprocate any plans for a visit to pearl harbor. pushing the u.s. into world war ii. nevertheless, president obama visiting hiroshima. >> let's just pause for a moment and mark this tragedy.
>> so again the president and the prime minister of japan laying the wreaths at the memorial in hiroshima. the president now taking the podium to take a few reflection remarks we're told. let's listen. >> 71 years ago, on a bright cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and the world was changed. the flash of light and a wall of fire destroyed a city. and demonstrated that mankind possessed the means to destroy itself. why do we come to this place?
to hiroshima? we come to ponder the terrible force unleashed in the not so distant past. we come to mourn the dead. including over 100,000 japanese men, women and children. thousands of koreans, a dozen americans held prisoner. their souls speak to us. and ask us to look inward. to take stock of who we are and what we might become. it is not the fact of war that
sets hiroshima apart. are the facts to tell us that violent conflict appeared with very first man. our early ancestors having learn to make blades from flint and spears from wood. used these tools not just for hunting, but against their own kind. on every continent, the history of civilization is filled with war. whether driven by scarcity of grain or hunger for gold, compelled by national furvor or religious zeal. empires have risen and fallen. people have been subjectgated and liberated and at each junction, innocence has suffered
a countless toll. the famili the names forgotten by the time. the world war that reached the brutal end in hiroshima in nagasaki was among the wealthiest and powerful of nations. their civilizations had given the world great cities and magnificent art. thinkers and advanced ideas of justice and harmony and truth. and yet, the war grew out of the same base instinct for domination, for conquest that caused conflicts among simple tribes. an old pattern amplified by new
c capabilities. and the span of a few years, some 60 million people would die. men, women, children. no different than us. shot, beaten, marched, bombed, jailed, starved, gassed to death. there are many sites around the world that chronicle this war. memorials that tell stories of courage and heroism. empty camps that speak of depravity. yet in the image of a mushroom
cloud that rose into these skies, we are most starkly reminded of humanities core contradictions. how the very spark marks us as a species. our thoughts and language and our ability to set us apart from nature and bend it to our will. those very things also give us the capacity for unmatched destruction. how often does material advancement for social innovation blind us to this truth? how easily we learn to justify violence in the name of some higher cause. every great religion promises a
pathway to love and peace and righteo righteo righteousness. no belief has been spared their faith as a license to kill. nations arise telling a story that binds people together in sacrifice and cooperation allowing for remarkable feats, but those same stories so often been used to oppress and dehumanize those who are different. science allows us to communicate across the seas and fly above the clouds. to cure disease and understand the cosmos. those system discoveries can be turned into evermore efficient killing machines. the wars of the modern age teach
us this truth. hiroshima teaches this truth. technological progress without an equal progress in human institutions can doom us. the scientific revolution that led to the splitting of the atom requires a moral revolution as well. that is why we come to this place. we stand here in the middle of this city and force ourselves to imagine the moment the bomb fell. we force ourselves to feel the dread of children confused by what they see. we listen to a silent crime.
we remember all of the innocents killed across the arc of that terrible war and the wars that came before. and the wars that would follow. mere words cannot give voice to such suffering. but we have a shared responsibility to look directly into the eye of history and ask what we must do differently to curb such suffering again. some day the voices will no longer be with us to bear with us. the memory of the morning of august 6th, 1945, was never
fate. that memory allows us to fight complacen complacency. it fuels our moral imagination. it allows us to change. and since that fateful day, we have made choices that give us hope. the united states and japan forged not only an alliance, but a friendship. that is one far more for our people than we could ever claim through war. the nation's of europe built a union that replaced battle fields with commerce and democracy. oppressive people won liberation. international community established institutions and
tre tre treaties that required to rollback and eliminate the existence of nuclear weapons. still, every act of aggression between nations and rucruelty a act of aggression shows our work is never done. we may not be able to eliminate man's capacity to do evil. so nations and the alliances we form must possess in the means to defend ourselves. among those nations like my own that hold nuclear stockpiles, must have the courage to escape
the logic of fear and pursue a world without them. we may not realize this goal in my lifetime. persistent effort to rollback the possibility of catastrophe. we can chart a course that leads to the destruction of these stockpiles. we can stop the spread to new nations and secure deadly materials from fanatics and yet that is not enough. for we see around the world today how even the crudest rifles and barrel bombs can serve up violence on a terrible scale. we must change our mindset about war itself. to prevent conflict through
diplomacy. and strive to end conflicts after they've begun. to see our growing inter dependence as a cause for peaceful cooperation and not competition. to define nations to the by destroying, but by what we built. perhaps above all, we must reimagine our connection to one another as members of one human race. for this, too, is what makes our species unique. we're not bound by genetic code to repeat the mistakes of the past. we can learn. we can choose. we can tell our children a different story. one that describes a common
humanity. one that makes war less likely and cruelty less easily acceptable. we see these stories. the woman who for gave the pilot who flew the plane who dropped the atomic bomb because she recognized what she really hated was war itself. the man who sought out families killed her because he believed their loss was equal to his own. my own nation's story began with simple words. all men are created equal. and endowed are created with
certain unalieable rights. including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. realizing that ideal has never been easy. even within our own borders. even among our own citizens. staying true to that story is worth the effort. it is is a deal to be strived for. ideal that extends across continents and across oceans. the irreducable worth of every person. the existence of every life is precious. the radical and necessary notion that we are part of a single human family. that is the story that we all
must tell. that is why we come to hiroshima. so we might think of people we love. the first smile from our children in the morning. the gentle touch from a spouse over the kitchen table. the comforting embrace of a parent. we can think of those things and know that those same precious moments took place here 71 years ago. those who died, they're like us.
ordinary people understand this, i think. they do not want more war. they would rather that the wonders of science be focused on improving life and not eliminating it. when the choice is made by nations and the choice is made by leaders reflect this simple wisdom. and the lesson of hiroshima is done. the world was forever changed here. but today, the children of this city will go through their day in peace. what a precious thing that is.
that war deprived many. >> you are looking at the prime minister of japan shinzo abe making remarks after president obama made his remarks in hiroshima. he is the first sitting u.s. president to visit the japanese city of hiroshima there at peace memorial museum. let's go to white house correspondent michelle kosinski who is standing by. michelle, are you there? >> reporter: right. hopefully you can hear me. >> we can hear you. how is president obama's visit being received? >> reporter: it's hard to overstate how much this means to the japanese people and how powerful a moment this is. they have been wanting a u.s. president to visit this site for decades. they have been asking for it. talking about it.
not necessarily looking for an apolog apology. that raises issues within japan as well and sentimnt that this government doesn't necessarily want to address in that way. uncomfortable feelings. this is what they were looking for. last night, we talked to the u.s. ambassador to japan. caroline kennedy. when people found out she knew president obama was coming here, she said they actually cried. they were looking for this kind of address to speak to moving beyond what happened here as hiroshima. obviously, it is something that both nations have to deal with. it's emotional on both sides, what happened here. to try to think back and picture it like president obama said. to be here. you are forced to imagine what happened on that day. he wanted to have this be a real turning point. the relationship, obviously, with the u.s. and japan is strong. he wanted