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restraint. this as 50 republicans, foreign policy and national security experts, denounce his campaign and pledge not to vote for him. the open letter warns trump is erratic and dangerous to be president. they declare we are convinced that in the oval office he would be the most reckless president in american history. the trump campaign lashing back. jim acosta has more from washington. >> reporter: good morning, alison. on the same day donald trump was trying to show message discipline, he is in another fight with members of his party. trump is punching back at the 50 security officials. many from the george w. bush administration who wrote the letter saying the gop nominee fails the test of being commander in chief. here is a partial of the letter. quote, the names on the letter are the ones people should look to for why the world is a mess. we thank them for coming forward
so every one knows who to blame. they are nothing more than the failed washington elite looking to hold on to their power. it is time they are held accountable for their actions. i talked to a trump advisor saying many former officials from the george w. bush administration took the country into the war in iraq although donald trump suggested he was in favor of the war. he says that iraq war is responsible for much of the violence in the middle east. >> thank you, jim. the cornerstones of trump's new tax plan lower rates and simple tax code. here is what he would do if he is elected. there could be three tax brackets. 12%, 25% and 33%. currently there are seven brackets. 39.6% is the highest. trump proposed dropping that top rate to 25%. that is a move that non-partisan
groups say would add millions to the dead. he says the poorest americans would not pay any taxes. the plan is similar to the one house speaker paul ryan had proposed last month. businesses would see a big tax cut. the top rate is 35%. that is among the highest of any developed nation. trump would cut that down to 15% as the campaign puts it from freelancers to fortune 500 companies. >> and eugene scott joins us now to help break down the economic plan and the presidential battle field. eugene, good morning. >> good to see you. >> let's talk about the economy and hillary clinton. we talked about this yesterday morning previewing the speech from trump. this is an area where he thinks he has advantage over hillary clinton. she is clearly not backing down and allowing him to take it away from her. listen to what she said in florida. >> you know the old saying, fool me once, shame on you.
fool me twice, shame on me. trickle down economics does not help the economy grow. it doesn't help a vast number of americans. we will turn that upside down. we will make the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes for a change. >> what is interesting about the sound bite, eugene, hillary clinton is taking a page from the bernie sanders playbook. is this a place where the primary could help her on the issue like the economy? >> very much so. both candidates were going for independent voters. i was talking about it on social media. trump's plan. i saw people who criticized him all year. opened their ears and eyes when he talked about child care cuts. what hillary clinton wanted to do is respond as quickly as possible to let the independent
middle class voters that his proposals do not work for them as well as hers do. >> you had trump in the microphones having this moment for resetting his campaign to try to get serious and stay on message. the rug was pulled out. you had hillary responding. the letter from the very prominent republicans which we will talk about. you have clinton making a preemptive strike about the debates. saying i'm going to be at all three. her campaign putting out a statement as well saying secretary clinton looks forward to participating to all three debates. our campaign is not interested in playing along with a debate about debates or bargaining around them. the issue is whether or not donald trump is going to show up. she is referring to the fact he did not show up in the primaries in january. she is saying, we will have the
debates. don't start talking about rigged debates or rigged this. i will show up. she certainly is taking that preemptive strike. >> very much so. debates work out in favor. voters are interested in seeing candidates address issues they have not been able to win the crowd with more. it would be in donald trump's interest to attend. whether or not he will is up for debate because we saw they were still in discussion about the football games and him not being in favor of the scheduling. we saw in january that he did not attend the debate. it worked in favor for him with supporters. whether his absence could benefit him. >> it is interesting, you know we have seen some conversation in general elections in past years about adding more debates. usually the candidates always agree to what the commission on presidential debates puts out. the idea that donald trump would mess with that shows again how
this is an election like no other. let's get back to what alison was talking about with the group of national security experts who are republicans who are concerned about donald trump's temperament. this issue continues to come up for him. at some point does he need to address the concerns from the republicans with some specificity as opposed trying to dismiss them as not part of the conversation? >> i think he thinks he is addressing it by dismissing who they are. we know the donald trump support is strongest of those anti-establishment. that is his way of saying what they say does not matter. what is more helpful is if donald trump could bring people out with his knowledge and foreign policy experience. >> we are seeing the pile-on against donald trump.
it is a wonder he is not making a drastic statement to try to turn the tide. you look at some of the polls in favor of, you know, hillary clinton. of likely voters between july and august. clinton taking that one. of choice for presidents and cnn poll of polls. clinton taking that one. is there any way at this point with 90 days to go before the general election, is there any way that trump can grab those undecided voters? the tried and true will probably stick with him. is there really enough time to finally have a real reset? >> i think there is enough time to say what they saying is not true and this is why. to get speeches and proposals on his platform and web site that dismiss the accusations against him. right now, he seems to be attacking the character of those who attack him and not really addressing the content. >> and probably something to be
said about the fact there are a lot of americans who have not completely tuned in to the election yet. >> we are watching all of the minute details. maybe the reset but can be hit. >> three months. >> thanks, eugene. can michael phelps win his 20th gold medal? everything you have to see from the olympics coming up next. this car is traveling over 200 miles per hour. to win, every millisecond matters. both on the track and thousands of miles away. with the help of at&t, red bull racing can share critical information about every
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rio summer olympics with michael phelps and katie ledecky back in the pool. the women's gymnastics team looking to do something the u.s. has never done before. win back-to-back team gold medals. monday is another big night for the team usa. six medals. two gold. >> we have coy wire following the action in rio. good morning, coy. >> good morning, alison and ryan. you could feel the intensity to the build up to the 100 meter breaststroke final. lilly king publicly condemning the russian yulia efimova who has been caught doping twice in her career. the russian swimmer getting booed by the crowd. once they hit the water, king did exactly what she set out to do. the 19-year-old setting a new olympic record. efimova in the next lane. takes silver. king afterwards says she hopes she made a big statement by completing clean and winning.
how about ryan murphy with his life long goal winning gold in the backstroke. murphy knew he wanted to be an olympian since the age of 8. he wrote a letter to his mom saying i home my swimming life continues. i hope i break the world record. i want to be the best swimmer in the world. that is calling your shot. guys, listen, you heard of the saying don't poke the bear. never a good idea to give a champion motivation if you are the competition. check out chad le clos before the 200 meter butterflying. he is shadow boxing in michael phelps general direction. phelps not impress. look at the death stare. phelps and le clos in the second and third qualifying heats. they face-off tonight. le clos beat phelps in the last
olympics in this event. you know who probably will not get beat in the olympics? the women's and men's basketball teams. i was at the men's game against venezuela. you think venezuela has a chance. down two with five minutes to go in the second half. no. five minutes later, they were down 22. they rolled on venezuela. they get australia next. that could be the toughest opponent in the field. let's check in the medal count. usa all day. leading all countries with 19. china in second with 13. you have japan, russia tied for third with ten apiece. it will be must-see tv tonight. america's sweethearts. women's gymnastics team going for gold led by simone biles. you have aly raisman. those competing in the all
around. names like phelps and ledecky letting it done in the pool. i love seeing a little trash talking and competitiveness not hidden by the olympians this year. >> competition. >> i told alison, need my letter to say i'm predicting to sit next to alison. tell us about lilly king's background? she has an amazing story. >> she does. you know, when she was in high school, she had a dear friend competing in the indiana special olympics. her name was melanie. if you look at lilly king's twitter bio, it says melanieisthebomb.com. it goes to support the charities that were near and dear to her heart. after the gold medal and olympic record-breaking swim, lilly king
tweeted she's been with me all the way. this one's for mel. an incredible story. a back story. you hear about the things that inspire and motivate athletes to be the best. this is one heartfelt story from lilly king. >> as we lose your signal, coy, thank you very much. it is interesting to hear the back stories and find they are not there just to compete and trash talk. >> a lot of amazing stories every year. >> of course. the zika virus may be spreading across a wider section of south florida. palm beach county reporting the first suspected case that is believed to be contracted locally. the patient traveled to miami-dade county. the total number of non travel related zika patients in south florida is now 17. another 357 travel related cases statewide. it will be a rough day ahead for air passengers flying on
delta airlines. the atlanta carrier announcing 100 flight cancellations already today. at least 200 flight delays. they are warning the numbers could go higher. delta forced to cancel over 1,000 flights on monday because of the computer outage. that stranded tens of thousands. heavy rain in the forecast this morning. meteorologist pedram javaheri has the latest. >> good morning, alison and ryan. it story will develop the next couple days. we have seen what transpired over the open waters. heavy rainfall estimates brought down 15 inches of rainfall. this storm system responsible for the system that is meandering to the north. the flooding across the region. the watches have been issued across the area. the storm is forecast to move back to the west slowly the next couple days. the gulf moisture pulled up to the region of the florida
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police in kansas investigating the death of a 10-year-old boy on the world's largest water slide. he suffered a fatal neck injury at the end of the ride. the slide is the main attraction at the schlitterbahn water park in kansas city since it opened two years ago. there have been concerns about safety. we get more from cnn's kyung lah. >> reporter: alison and ryan, 10-year-old caleb schwab got on the world's tallest water slide. it is 168-foot, 7-inches tall and 7-stories high. riders hit up to 50 miles per hour. witnesses say that it didn't happen on the first big drop, but the second hill, a 50-footdrop where something went terribly wrong. a park guest said a number of riders on sunday who ridden that particular ride said there was a problem with the harness. the park spokesperson said she was not aware of the issue.
this is the very first death reported at the water park. it did open in 2014. that opening was delayed at least three times. one concern is sand bags were launching out of the raft. alison and ryan. thank you, kyung lah for that. police in san francisco trying to figure out how candy laced with thc, marijuana's active ingredient, was distributed at a teenager's party over the weekend. 19 people sickened by edible marijuana in candies that were given out in party favor bags. health officials were 6 to 18 years old. they were working with the catering company to figure out where the candy came from. fox news host andrea tantaros was demoted after claiming roger ailes sexually
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back on track after a couple of rough weeks and plummeting poll numbers. this monmouth poll showing hillary clinton breaking out to a 13-point lead. so trump laying out the economic plan at a detroit event monday. filling in details and tweaking others. trump wants to reduce tax rates for most and simplify the tax code. protesters disrupted his speech 14 times. meantime, dozens of leading republicans stepped on his economic message announcing the strong opposition to his candidacy. senator susan collins of maine cannot vote for the party's nominee citing trump's cruel comments and lack of self restraint. this as 50 foreign policy and national security experts denounce trump's campaign and pledge not to vote for him. their opening letter warns trump
is too erratic and dangerous to be president. he would be the most reckless president in american history. jim acosta has more from washington. >> reporter: good morning. on this same day donald trump was trying to show message discipline, he is in another fight with members of his party. trump is punching back at the security officials, many from the george w. bush administration who wrote the letter saying the gop nominee fails the test of being commander in chief. here is a portion of the letter. the names on the letter are the ones the american people should look to for why america is such a mess. we should thank them so we know who made the world such a dangerous place. it is time they are held accountable for their actions. i talked to a senior trump
advisor who said many of the former officials from the george w. bush administration took the country into the war in iraq although donald trump once suggested he was in favor of the war. he continues to hold up the iraq war as responsible for much of the violence in the middle east as this trump advisor put it, they are on the wrong side of history. alison. >> thank you, jim. trump has a message for parents. i can help you with your child care costs. in his economic speech he gave yesterday, trump vowed to let parents fully deduct day care from taxes. currently $6,000 annually can be deducted. costs vary widely depending on where you live. in the northeast, averaging $22,000 for two kids to attend a day care center. that is more than the average cost of housing in that area. you see same in the west where the average is just over $17,000. one child care expert tells cnn
money the plan would help middle class families, but not benefit the working poor because lower income families don't pay as much for child care and they would not be able to take advantage of the tax break because of the way it is structured. we have eugene scott here in the studio with us to break down the plan and the rest of the presidential battle field. thank you for coming on set today. let's talk about the child care plan that trump announced yesterday. interesting to see the transformation he made. i want to play you part of the sound bite from yesterday and then another part of what he said in october of 2015. >> my plan will also help reduce the cost of child care by allowing parents to fully deduct the average cost of child care spending from taxes. >> it is something that is being discussed. i think we have to keep our country competitive.
>> we're literally seeing this transformation and we're seeing him now knowing that he has issues with appealing to women and female voters. it is throwing a bone to women specifically working moms. >> very much so. i think i saw yesterday on social media quite a few women who have been critical of trump throughout the campaign lend their ear to him now he is talking about an issue that affects them directly and in their daily lives. this is an issue that is of concern to different women based on where they are financially. it is worth noting it is a deduction that he has proposed. not a credit. whether or not he is able to win them really depends on how much he is able to unpack this proposal more. >> also with no limit on how much you can deduct. that can really help people in higher income brackets for sure if they are paying $50,000 for a nanny. you can deduct that entire
amount. we talked a lot, eugene, particularly the republicans in the security community saying they are unhappy with trump as a nominee. they don't have anyone else to vote for. that was until yesterday where a gentleman by the name of evan mcmullin who is a independent candidate. he is a former congressional aide and cia operative and investment banker. also the mormon from utah. he will have difficulty getting on the ballot in a lot of states. utah is a state where he could get on the ballot. utah is where trump was soundly defeated in the primary. if mcmullin could have an impact in one state, that could impact the race. >> very much so. you don't have to impact things nationally at this point. you need to have regional impact. he is a mormon. he is believed to be connected
to the church establishment which could benefit fund raising. trump did not do well in utah in the primaries. that could lean to clinton's camp. i think at this point, his likelihood to get enough ground vote is not high as you said. a lot of people don't know him even within leadership and establishment much less the general electorate. if he is intentional about what he is doing, he could cause trouble. >> exactly. there seems to be the pile-on even more than what we have seen on donald trump. now you have the letter from the republican national security officials saying this guy is dangerous. he is dangerous. they say he would be the wrote reckless president in american history. he is not qualified. on and on. lacks character and values and experience. are voters paying attention to
the minutia like this? >> especially as we addressed earlier, in terms of the debates, people know what they will do. i think these are the issues that these voters tend to pay attention to. i find it interesting in the last couple weeks, if you look at the largest critics of donald trump, it has been people from the republican party. he hasn't had to worry about or people on the left haven't had to worry about attacking him that much. his own home front has attacked him. whether these voters pay attention to these people who seem to know him and the issues of their community best remains to be seen. >> we have a little bit of time and to that point. how much does hillary clinton need to engage with all of the criticism from his party, does she need to run her own campaign or push back? >> the think the issues she is
not doing well with that he is weak on would benefit her campaign to targets on those and zoom in and try to win the voters. some areas like women voters and people of color, she is probably doing well. >> eugene scott. thank you. the u.s. women's gymnastics team looking to win the gold. can they achieve back-to-back wins? we will preview that coming up. no hu make anything happen. neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair works... ...in one week. with the... fastest retinol formula. ...to visibly reduce wrinkles. neutrogena®. jack knocked over a candlestick, onto the shag carpeting... ...and his pants ignited into flames, causing him to stop, drop and roll. luckily jack recently had geico help him with renters insurance. because all his belongings went up in flames. jack got full replacement
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women have never done before. win back-to-back gold medals. >> cnn's coy wire is following the action in rio. good morning, coy. >> good morning. >> good morning, ryan and alison. russia and usa. the tension in the build-up to the women's 100 meter breaststroke between lilly king and russian drug cheat yulia efimova. we're talking like rocky balboa and ivan drogdoa. she has been caught for doping twice in her career and the russian gets booed by the crowd. once they hit the water, king did her thing. olympic record at just 19 years old with efimova in the lane next to her sinking to the silver. you know what lilly king said afterwards? i hope i made a statement by competing clean and winning. american swimmer ryan murphy
accomplishing a life long goal winning gold in the 100 meter backstroke. he wrote a letter at the age of eight to his mom with a self portrait saying, quote i hope my swimming life continues and i become an olympian when i grow up. i hope i will break the world record. i want to be the best swimmer in the world. even quote. how about that for vision. all right. you heard the saying don't poke the bear. you have the most decorated olympian of all time. check out chad le clos yesterday before the qualifying. he shadow boxed in phelps' direction and phelps gives him the death stare. finished second and third in the qualifying. we will see who stands on top of the podium and grab the gold.
le clos beat phelps in last olympics. you know who will not lose? men's and women's basketball teams. i was at the game last night against venezuela. america started off slow and turned on the gas. they play australia tomorrow. that could be the toughest opponent in the field. let's take a look at the medal count. keep an eye on this every day. usa on top with 19. leading everyone. china is in second with 13. japan and russia in third with ten apiece. it will be more must-see events. usa women's gymnastics team. they are lead by simone biles. she is 4'8", but the most impressive being i have seen. both phelps and ledecky back in the pool. >> coy, you look at the olympians and they are aspiring
the way they compete. i know a lot of them have interesting back stories. lilly king being one of them. >> that's exactly right. a story came out yesterday because after the race she tweeted that her friend mel was with her all the way. this was for mel. if you look at lilly king's twitter bio. she said melisthebomb.com. mel is a classmate of lilly in indiana. she was in the state special olympics there. she became friends. she meant a lot. melanie passed away as a teen back in the year 2013. this is someone who has meant a lot to lilly king in her life. inspired her. you think about some of the things that motivate these athletes and take them to the next level. melanie was that for lilly king. there she was on the big stage swimming for her friend. >> an inspiration. >> coy, thank you so much.
the zika virus may be spreading across a wider section of south florida. palm beach county reporting the first suspected case that officials believe was contracted locally. the patient recently traveled to miami-dade county, but it is not clear where he acquired the virus. the total number of non travel related cases in south florida is 17 with 357 travel related cases statewide. rough day ahead for air passengers on delta airlines. the atlanta carrier announcing 100 flight cancellations today and at least 200 flight delays. they are warning those numbers can go higher. delta was forced to cancel over 1,000 flights on monday because of the computer outage which stranded tens of thousands. >> and another thing that could add to the problems at airports is the weather. heavy rain and flash flooding in the forecast this morning. meteorologist pedram javaheri has the latest. ryan and alison, good
morning. the flooding concern with the gulf coast because of the storm system and the stationary frontal boundary. the flash flood risk is high across the southeastern states. the excessive heat in place across the large part of the country. particularly the lone star state. heat watches from houston to the north. some areas you won't believe the heat index. the temperatures will be close to 100. houston, 108 degrees is what it feels like. shreveport, 107. dallas, 105. new orleans will flirt with around 100 degree heat index. it wants to cool off next week. around 90 in dallas next week. we will keep it cool because of all the wet weather for the next couple days. look at this. it lights up. tremendous rainfall. 6 to 10 inches in tallahassee
and south along the gulf coast states. guys. thank you, pedram. let's take a look at what is coming up on "new day." chris cuomo is joining us. good morning, chris. >> you like my haircut? >> i do like it. what if i said no? >> i wanted to look like ryan, but i have gray on the sides. >> mine blends in. >> yours looks better. add this to the list of things we have never seen. 50 gop national security experts say they are not going to vote for the party's nominee donald trump. we will talk to one of the experts. we have the inside scoop on why the trump campaign thinks this is good for them. and here is another thing that you never see in an election at this stage. a third party candidate entering the race. he could swing a red state and shake up the election. his name is evan mcmullin. he will join us coming up on "new day." >> i have the grecian formula.
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police in kansas investigating the death of a 10-year-old boy on the world's largest water slide. they say he suffered a fatal neck injury at the end of the ride. the slide is the main attraction at the schlitterbahn water park in kansas city since it opened two years ago. there are concerns of safety. more from cnn's kyung lah. >> reporter: alison and ryan, 10-year-old caleb schwab got on the world's tallest water slide. it is 170 feet tall and riders
hit up to 50 miles per hour. witnesses say it did not happen on the first big drop, but it was the second hill, a 50-footdrop where something went wrong. a park guest said a number of riders on sunday who ridden that particular ride said there was a problem with the harness. the park's spokesperson said she was not aware of the issue. this is the very first death ever reported at this water park. it did open in 2014, but that opening was delayed at least three times. one of the concerns sand bags were launching out of the raft. alison and ryan. thank you for that. let's get an early start on your money. we are looking at dow futures struggling this morning. stocks in the europe are in the green. shares in asia higher overnight. oil prices are moving lower. the s&p hitting a high yesterday
before retreating and finishing with a loss. the new record comes as wall street warning stocks could be due for a pull back. goldman sachs warning investors stay out of stocks for the next three months. a group met this past weekend in maine and concluded a drop is coming, but won't happen just yet because they have the crystal ball. cheap interest rates and problems overseas will keep the party going on wall street for the moment. some feel u.s. stocks are over valued. they look better than the alternative for the moment. oil prices this morning. crude jumping 3% yesterday after opec announcing it would host an unscheduled meeting in algeria next month. prices had been below $40 a barrel for the first time since the crash earlier in the year. opec has been struggling with whether or not to cut production to push prices higher. so far, no deals have been reached. member nations continue to churn out oil.
one interesting development ahead of the meeting next month, officials from russia may be attending. it is the world's biggest producer, but is not a member of op opec. everybody wondering what to do. they cannot control opec. really controlling the oil prices like they used to and economies like venezuela was dependent on oil. the economies crashing and saudi arabia, the leader of opec put budget cuts in place. alison, thank you. and republicans warning that donald trump would be reckless as president and danger to national security. "new day" begins right now. frurz. >> 50 former gp national security officials signing a letter to stop the party's nomin nominee. >> she is the candidate of the past. >> ours is the campaign of the future. >> trump's policies would throw us into a recession. >> i want to jump start america and it won't even be that hard.
>> don't let a friend vote trump. team usa on fire. >> lilly king striking gold. setting a new olympic record. ryan murphy. >> day four in rio. the women's gymnastics team going for back-to-back gold. >> michael phelps back in the pool. going for his 20th gold medal. >> it this is "new will phelps win gold in the butterfly, yes or no? >> of course. >> there sit. good morning, welcome to your "new day." it's tuesday, august 9th, 6:00 a.m. in the east, alisyn is off. we have another first for you in this presidential election. in an open letter, a group of 50 former national security officials warned that donald trump, their party's nominee would be the most reckless president in u.s. history. this blow comes the same day
that trump gave a big economic speech to reset his campaign. now this morning, another blow to trump with a key republican senator saying she cannot vote for him, all of this as donald trump and hillary clinton spar over their economic vision for the country. let's begin our coverage with cnn's jason carol. jason? >> reporter: good morning to you, brianna. trump raised concerns when he questioned whether the united states should honor its commitment to nato. south korea and japan might arm themselves with nuclear weapons. his foreign policy positions and rhetoric continue to cause more defections from his own party. another prominent republican coming out this morning against donald trump. maine senator, susan collins, pinning an op-ed in the washington post explaining why she cannot vote for her party's nominee. i've become increasingly dismayed by his constant stream of cruel comments and his inability to admit error