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his script. usain bolt rocketing to gold. the exciting moments of the olympics. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm alison kosik. it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. breaking overnight. shots fired during another night of protests in milwaukee. demonstrations of a police shooting of an armed african-american suspect. protests threw rocks, bottles and bricks at officers. police say one person was hit by gunfire. officers used armored vehicles to rush the victim to the hospital. one officer was hurt by a rock thrown at a patrol car. that officer also being treated at a hospital. the violent protests on saturday in response to the death of 23-year-old saville smith. it led governor scott walker to declare a state of emergency.
milwaukee police have been trying to restore order. and donald trump giving a speech in ohio. he will layout his plan for defeating radical terrorism. a senior official previewing this speech telling us trump will portray the war against islamic terror on par with the cold war. emphasizing the u.s. will abandon nation building and spreading democracy in the middle east. make it clear, any country helping defeat terrorism will be deemed an ally which will expand the coalition. especially those, the campaign officials say, with a lot of
terrorism activity. a trump administration would test the views of visa applicants and bar any anti-semitic or gay. it is unclear the bans trump will announce today with the previous total ban on all muslims coming to the u.s. the wall street journal urging the republican party to give up on donald trump if he doesn't change his act by labor day. the paper accusing trump of alienating the party. the journal says if trump doesn't turn around, the gop will have no choice but to write-off the nominee and focus on saving other candidates. trump spent the last week railing generagainst the media. i'm not only fighting crooked hillary, but the media and the protection process.
the wall street journal is saying trump is the problem himself. he needs to stop blaming everybody else and wants to decide if he wants to be president. more now on the battle with the media from chris frates in washington. >> reporter: good morning, christine and alison. the trump campaign pushing back against reporting that campaign officials have failed to keep him on message. trump campaign chairman paul manafort was pressed on the narrative and falling poll numbers. >> contrary to the report and times story, the campaign is moving forward and is very strong. we raised over $132 million in the last two months. we are organized in all 50 states. all 50 states. we have been in the battle ground states every day this
month, including pennsylvania, ohio and florida multiple times. >> reporter: trump chimed in on twitter criticizing the media coverage. he will be in the swing state of ohio delivering a speech on the plan to defeat isis. meanwhile, vice president joe biden campaigning in his hometown of scranton, pennsylvania. he will make the case that trump is the most unprepared nominee in history when it comes to national security. and yet another development over her e-mails. lawmakers could learn today what clinton told the fbi about her private e-mail server. it is sure to reignite the political battle if clinton should face criminal charges. christine and alison. >> chris frates, thank you. more controversy for trump's
camp. paul manafort allegedly received $12.7 million from the former pro russian president of ukraine. manafort received the secret payments between 2007 and 2012. the clinton campaign calling the report further proof of the connections with the kremlin. mike pence plans to release his tax returns as his running mate, trump, is fighting calls to do the same. this a few days after hillary clinton and tim kaine released there is. he stated it will be a quick read. he is in the process of the financial disclosures. to release tax returns is not a legal requirement for candidates, but every candidate since 1976 has released his
returns. trump will not follow that standard because he is under audit. that does not prevent them to releasing them. what could we learn? what would be in there that could be interesting for anyone trying to vet this as a candidate. business and investment income. what deduction he takes, including charity. how much money did donald trump give to charity and what is his effective tax rate? how much did he pay in taxes? did you watch any movies? i hear seth rogen "sausage party" about talking grocery store items raked in $34 million. that was three times hollywood projections and twice the cost of making the film. >> somebody is making money.
the death toll keeps rising with the flood waters in louisiana. five people have been killed. the governor calling in the national guard with 2 feet of rain. president obama granting the state's request for emergency assistance. we have more from boris sanchez in storm battered baton rouge. >> reporter: christine and alison, we're standing in what used to be the street. it is now part of the bayou.
from what you can see, it is covered the neighborhood in 2 to 3 feet of water. this area did not get that much rain compared to other parts of louisiana. in fact, what happened is most of the flood water has moved in this direction and caused several bodies of water, swamps and rivers to overflow and submerge neighborhoods. it is really emotional out here. especially when you see people come out in canoes and go into the water with high boots to go in the homes to retrieve personal objects. i spoke to one woman in a home here. she told me at midnight last night, there wasn't that much water. she did not think her home would be flooded. at 3:00 a.m., she had to rush out the door because a foot of water entered her home. she got brand new furniture for her home.
she did not care about the furniture, but the personal photographs that she was afraid would be destroyed. she was able to recover them. that speaks to the emotion and pain this has caused. the governor asked people to stay at home. the danger is not over. once this recedes, we will get a sense of the damage. >> boris, another busy day. >> incredible pictures. 118 rescues for the coast guard yesterday. 776 people helped in a few hours yesterday. what's in store for louisiana today? meteorologist pedram javaheri has the latest on that. >> alison and christine, when you watch the concerns, about 20 million people dealing with the flooding concerns for louisiana. the concern stretches to the midwest. we will talk about what is happening. thunderstorms for louisiana and
east texas. flash flood concerns because the rainfall could be 2 to 3 inches in a few areas that have seen in excess of 20 plus inches. notice the color content. look at the expansive area in the past week with 20 plus inches. the rain event and graphics here at cnn is not designed to go beyond that for a short time period. the front associated with it moves to the north. less of a gulf influence as it moves away from the gulf. plenty of rainfall for the southern tier of this and the northern tier gets in on the action as well. we will leave you with the high temperatures which are cooler across the midwest with rain moving in. guys. pedram, thank you. a massive police presence at new york's jfk last night after reports of shots fired in terminal eight. authorities do not believe shots were actually fired and are
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i'm glued to some of the games in the olympics. history making weekend in rio. simone biles on the balance beam today going for number four gold medal after winning her third for the united states in the vault. and the sprinter usain bolt with a win for the ages. the first man to capture gold in three olympic games. >> and a close call for the swimmers. ryan lochte and his teammates were robbed at gunpoint and lived to tell about it. let's go to christina mcfarlane. >> reporter: good morning. i will get to lochte in a minute, but the odyssey you saw. usain bolt the first to win three 10 meter titles. making it 1 of 3 in the triple-trip triple-triple.
9.81 seconds. bolt turned on the speed when it mattered. 60 meters to clear the field and of american rival justin gatlin who finished in silver position. bolt was greeted by jeers. the lightning bolt will return to the track this tuesday to compete in the 200 meters. but while this was going on in the gymnastics arena, simone biles just keeps killing it. clinching the team and all-around, the superstar added another. 15.966. a winning margin of .7. she has the beam on monday and floor exercise on tuesday. she is on course for a remarkable five gold here in rio. elsewhere, a close call for the men's u.s. basketball team. grinding out another win. this time against france. they failed to put away the game
after taking a 12--point lead in the fourth. klay thompson busted out of the slump scoring 30 points. scoring a 100-97 victory. they move on. their win marking the 22nd olympic victory. as you mentioned, ryan lochte and three american swimmers are safe and said to be cooperating with police after being robbed at gunpoint on saturday after leaving the hospitality house that night in olympic village. the vehicle was stopped by a group of men dressed as police officers who demanded money and belongings. ryan lochte had a gun put to his forehead. after the event, the australian
olympic committee announced a ban to the beaches between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the second week here with a sense of unease and caution. >> glad they are okay. christina mcfarlane, thank you. boko haram proposing a prisoner swap in a video released on sunday. a group of school girls abducted in 2014 appear in the background. they want nigeria to release jailed fighters in exchange for the young women. the video shows several dead and injured girls that boko haram claims were killed in nigerian military air strikes. >> every time i see those pictures. in this country, we are keeping an eye on milwaukee. dangerous protests overnight. we have all the latest for you next.
some really tense moments this morning. ongoing protests in milwaukee getting violent. one victim shot. we have the latest information. today, donald trump set to unveil his plan to combat radical islam. trying to refocus on policy after weeks of controversy plaguing his campaign, how will this strategy effect his plan to ban muslims from entering the u.s. usain bolt picking up gold in rio. welcome back to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm christine romans. it is monday morning. 30 minutes past the hour. let's begin in milwaukee. breaking overnight. shots fired during another night of protests there. demonstrations in response to the police shooting saturday of an armed african-american suspect.
last night, authorities say protesters swarmed a police station throwing rocks, bottles and bricks at officers. police say one person was hit by gunfire. officers used armored vehicles to rescue the victim and rush to the hospital. one officer hurt by a rock thrown at a car is being treated at the hospital. this came after the response to the death of 23-year-old silvio smith. it led the governor scott walker to a state of emergency. police trying to restore order on its own without help of the national guard. donald trump giving a speech in ohio laying out a plan for defeating radical islam. trump will portray the war against islamic terror as a struggle on par with the cold war. it will emphasize the u.s. will
abandon nation building in the middle east. any country helping defeat islamic terrorism will be deemed an ally which will expand the coalition. and trump will propose banning the vetting of those countries of getting visas. it is unclear how the immigration bans trump is set to announce will fit with the previously total ban announcement on muslims coming to the u.s. the wall street journal urging the republican party to give up on donald trump if he does not change his act by labor day. this is a remarkable statement in the paper's conservative e t
editorial page. the gop will have no choice to write-off the nominee and focus on saving down-ballot candidates. trump railed against the media with a barrage of tweets of i'm not only fighting crooked hillary, but the media and the government protection process. the wall street journal responding the problem is not the media. the problem is trump himself saying he needs to stop blaming everyone else and decides if he wants to behave like a president or turn the nomination over to mike pence. more now on trump's battle the with the media and the blockbuster editorial from chris frates in washington. >> reporter: christine and alison, the trump campaign pushing back against reporting
that officials have failed to retain the candidate and put him back on message. trump campaign chairman paul manafort talked about the falling numbers. >> we think that contrary to the report and contrary to the new york times nameless sources story, the campaign is moving forward and is very strong. we raised over $132 million in the last two months. we are organized in all 50 states. all 50 states. we have been in the battle ground states every day this month, including pennsylvania, ohio and florida multiple times this month. we're starting to get traction in those states. >> reporter: trump chimed in on twitter criticizing the media coverage. he will deliver a speech in ohio on a plan to defeat isis and joe
biden campaigning today in scranton, pennsylvania. he will make the case that trump is the most unprepared candidate in history when it comes to national security. and now clinton with another development in her e-mails. and as early as today, she could tell the fbi what happened with the e-mail server when a note will reach capitol hill over the server and if she should face criminal charges over the mishandling of the classified information. thank you, chris. joining us to break all this down is brian stelter. he is the host of "reliable sources." >> he doesn't sleep either. >> never. >> you look how the weekend went for donald trump. busy at the rallies and on twitter. he may be running against hillary clinton, be he is making the media is his nemesis.
he went off the rails this weekend. especially after the new york times had the scathing piece about the culture of crisis going on with the trump campaign. you know, first you had muslims, you have mexicans and now you have the media. that is who trump is setting his sights on now. >> some say he is using the press as a scapegoat. saying trump is erratic and not enjoying running for president. the story describing a sputtering campaign and advisers frustrated because they cannot help him stay on message. trump has denied the story. he suggested the sources were made up. there is no evidence of that. the trump campaign aide on my show over the weekend. when you hear rhetoric like that, that signals there is something real. the fact that donald trump had to tweet and deny the story saying he is having a blast
speaks volumes. when have you had a candidate come out and deny he is not having fun and he is not interested in running? confirm he wants to have his heart in this race. >> that's the new york times. you see how a republican candidate could -- they have fought with the new york times. let's talk about the wall street journal. today, out with this scathing editorial 90 days before the election. essentially giving a road map for republicans and republican party to save this campaign. as for mr. trump, he needs to stop blaming everyone else and decide if he wants to behave like someone who wants to be president or turn the nomination over to mike pence. also, mr. trump is right. most of the media want him to lose. that was true of george w. bush and george h.w. bush and ronald reagan. the difference is mr. trump made
it so easy for the media. >> we heard similar comments from newt gingrich who said trump, it is your job not to give the press anything to use against you. i don't necessarily subscribe to the view of how the media operates, if you do, that is what the journalist is saying. they are criticizing trump for giving the media ammunition against him. we heard this for days, for weeks now. the question is whether it is getting through to donald trump. he has this opportunity today with the speech on terror to try to focus more on policy. you see him all weekend long tweeting about the media. those are a lot of missed opportunities to talk about hillary clinton and policy. that is why his fans, supporters, get frustrated. >> you were seeing trump today. the campaign is billing the big speech on how he will go after terrorism. this is one of many quote resets
that we have talked about. how effective will it be in the sort of dust cloud of media hate? how effective will his message he is trying to get out resonate? >> first of all, he needs the cameras and reporters at the rally. he is effective with his base to criticize the press. it is different with the crowds that cheer him on and the rest of the country. which probably doesn't care that much. i have seen some conservatives and republicans say this sounds like wining from trump when he went to the press. he seemed to go nuclear on this over the weekend. it makes sense to pull back and focus on policy and clinton. >> if he can stay on message. that is the test for him before. he tried to switch to policy. he doesn't stay on message. >> it is because he has the entertainment aspect to him. he goes what we call off message
because we is trying to entertain the crowd. as a viewer, i enjoy it, but it covers days of news. >> he is trying to appeal to the crowd. >> we should talk about the cause and effect. the polls, he has sliding in the polls. a lot of polls show him sliding. and breitbart poll found trump losing by five points. >> the irony, to me, he is bashing the press now. for months and months, he skillfully used the press to get through the primary process. >> he is not buying television ads. he is using free media to get his message across.
>> brian, thank you. a new investigation by cnn money shows donald trump made tens of millions of dollars running a failed casino company. the steep dive shows how much money he made. in 1995, trump launched the first and only ipo. the public could buy shares in a company that bore the ticker symbol of his initials. ten years later, it lost $600 million and he filed bankruptcy. trump was paid $39 million from 1995 to 2004 to run the failing company. how did that happen? most of the earnings from the salary and bonuses. he said a substantial amount consulting for his company and licensing back his own name. in the end, losses for investors were devastating.
someone who invested $500 in 1995, would be left with $8.72 by 2000. you can read that on cnn money. switching gears. lighter fare. seth rogen's "sausage party" is about talking grocery stor store items. it raked in $33 million. it was twice the cost of making the film. in the film, he plays a talking hot dog named frank. all right. 41 minutes past the hour. top story here in weather. devastating floods in louisiana. destruction in their wake. claiming at least five lives now. two fatalities. the governor confirmed the devastation is not yet over. the rivers are rising. we have that next.
the death toll and damages estimates rising with the flood waters in louisiana. five people have been killed. 10,000 more in shelters this morning. the governor calling in the national guard with 2 feet of rain triggering 20,000 rescues this weekend alone. president obama granting the state's request for emergency assistance. we have more from boris sanchez. >> reporter: we are standing in what used to be a street, christine and alison, this is now the bayou. from what you can see, it covered this neighborhood in 2 to 3 feet of water. what i can tell you, this area did not get that much rain compared to other parts of
louisiana. what has happened is the flood water that was on the eastern and northern part of the state has moved this direction and it has caused several bodies of water, swamps and rivers to overflow and submerge neighborhoods. it is really emotional out here. especially when you see people come out in canoes and going into the water with high boots just to go inside their homes to retrieve personal objects. i spoke to one woman who lives here and she told me that at midnight last night, there wasn't that much water. at around 3:00 a.m., she had to rush out the door because a foot of water entered her home. she came back here today. she told me she gotten brand new furniture for her home. she did not care about the furniture, but the photographs she thought would be destroyed. she was able to recover them. that speaks to the emotion and pain that the flood was caused.
the governor asked people to stay at home. the danger is not over. once it stops and the waters recede, we will get the estimate of the damage. >> thank you, boris. one school district is closed for the week. they know it will be a very tough go here. what's in store for louisiana today? meteorologist pedram javaheri has the latest. >> christine and alison, good morning. when you think about the soil moisture across the region, the moisture content will be high and it will cause more flooding. a lot of eastern texas and central louisiana could see a lot of rainfall out of this and a tropical environment. water temperatures near all-time records for this time of year at 87 degrees. you only need water temperatures of 82 degrees for a tropical storm or hurricane. it moved over land before it became an organized feature.
37 inches is what you would see in seattle, washington a year. some areas here picked up 34 inches in the past few days. a lot of rain across illinois and indiana the next couple days. every single one of the rain drops as it falls, evaporates in the air and causes temperatures to cool off in chicago, little rock. thank you, pedram. new york city police questioning a possible suspect in the weekend shooting death of an imam and assistant. the men were shot in the head in broad daylight on saturday afternoon. after leaving a prayer service at a nearby mosque. investigators are trying to determine if a dispute at the service led to the killings. so far, they say there is no indication the men were targeted because of their faith. wall street focus on some of the biggest names in retail this
a history making weekend at the olympic games in rio. simone biles on the balance beam today. going for her fourth gold medal after winning third gold for the united states in the vault. and sprinter usain bolt becoming the first man to capture gold in the 100 meters in three olympic games. >> then this. a close call for the four u.s. swimmers, including ryan lochte. they were robbed at gunpoint on sunday. everyone is fine. a reminder of the security concerns in rio.
let's bring in christina mcfarlane. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, christine and alison. from rio where the odyssey continues. usain bolt becoming the first athlete to win three 100 meter titles. making it 1 of 3 for the triple-triple. just 9.81 seconds. slower than the win in 2012. bolt turned on the speed when it mattered. you see powering through to edge clear the field and american rival justin gatlin in silver position. and cheers in jamaica, but some is booing because of his doping past. and bolt will compete in the 200 meters this tuesday. in the gymnastics arena, simone biles keeps on killing it after the team and all-around with
gold, she added another in the vault. score was 15.966. a winning margin of .7. she has the beam on monday and the floor exercise on tuesday. she is, of course, on course for a remarkable five gold in rio. it was a close call for the men's basketball team. grinding out another win this time against france. they failed to put away the game after the 12-point lead in the fourth. klay thompson knocking down seven three-pointers and spurring them on to the 100-97 victory. they clinched the first place spot. the win is the 22nd olympic victory. you mentioned this before. ryan lochte and three american swimmers are safe and coopera cooperating with police after being robbed at gunpoint after leaving the hospitality house from the olympic village.
their vehicle was stopped by a group of men dressed as police officers where demanded money and belongings. lochte said he had a gunpoint to his head by one of the men. they walked away unscathed. after the event, the australian olympic committee announced their athletes with a curfew from the beaches from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. christine. >> you are hearing from the athletes. they do feel secure because they do have security personnel around them. they are happy with the plan in place. certainly raising concerns. thank you for that. boko haram proposing a new prisoner swap in a video on sunday. the group of school girls abducted two years ago appear in the background.
they want jailed fighters released in exchange for the women. the boko haram claimed these girls were killed in nigerian military air strikes. 58 minutes past the hour. let's get an early start on your money. another week. another record run in stocks possible? dow futures are up. europe stocks are higher. asia finished mixed. a japan report showing that economy barely growing in the first quarter despite the big stimulus. the oil is rising back above $45 a barrel. nasdaq making history. it has never been higher. ever. coming into today's session. dow and s&p have hit records as well. nasdaq is impressive here. it was down almost 15% after the worst start to a year ever. since then, the nasdaq up 22%. a surge of 22%. for the year, nasdaq is higher
4%. the s&p 500 with a 6.8% gain. how strong is the u.s. economy? we could get a better idea this week. some of the nation's largest retailers report earnings, lowe's, home depot, target and gap stores reporting this week. consumer spending is a big part of the economy. discount stores are a bright spot along with home improvement chains. traditional brick and mortar stores are struggling. macy's announcing 100 store closings last week. interesting to see how retailers are helping get to record levels we have not seen since 1999. it is taking a nugget of good news. "early start" continues right now. >> at this moment, police trying to calm dangerous protests in
milwaukee. the tense moments. and donald trump getting down to policy today. laying out a plan to defeat isis. can he stick to his script? usain bolt making history. the exciting moments from the olympics. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm christine romans. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. let's start in milwaukee. breaking overnight. shorts fired during another night of protests in milwaukee. demonstrations in response to a police shooting of an armed african-american suspect. protesters swarmed the police station throwing rocks and bottles. one person was hit by gunfire. i want to bring in the