tv Early Start With John Berman and Christine Romans CNN September 1, 2016 1:00am-2:01am PDT
donald trump doing away with any suggestion he is softening his stance on immigration. his fiery speech in phoenix revving up his base. the clinton campaign not holding back. calling trump's speech his darkest yet. we look at how hillary clinton responds. and a hurricane for the florida panhandle and the path is shifting slightly. could this storm wreck the holiday for millions of
americans? good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm george howell. today is thursday, september 1st. breaking overnight, donald trump on immigration. doubling down on tough talk speaking to supporters in arizona. he gave his highly anticipated speech intended to clear up the issues on immigration. this was a fired up trump. different from what we saw in mexico. we will have more of that in a moment. trump laid out a plan point by point, including no amnesty for immigrants living legillegally. leaving the idea of mass deportation of undocumented immigrants for a later date. no sanctuary cities. here are other highlights from the speech.
>> zero tolerance for criminal aliens. zero. there are at least 2 million, think of it, criminal aliens, now inside of our country. 2 million people. we will begin moving them out day one as soon as i take office. day one. i am going to create a new special deportation task force. focused on identifying and quickly removing the most dangerous criminal illegal immigrants in america who have evaded justice. just like hillary clinton has evaded justice. maybe they will be able to deport her. >> that was donald trump there in arizona. it came in direct contrast to his last-minute trip with the president of mexico enrique pena
nieto. trump says that to pay for the wall was not discussed. the mexican president says it was. cnn's sara murray has the latest. >> reporter: good morning, george and christine. anyone who thought donald trump was softening on immigration policies got the answer last night in arizona. he said he would add 5,000 new border patrol agents and triple the number of i.c.e. officers and as for the illegal immigrants in the u.s., that is his priority. if they hope to have legal status, they have to leave and come back and apply through the appropriate channels. >> as with any law enforcement activity, we will set priorities. unlike this administration, no one will be immune or exempt
from enforcement and i.c.e. and border patrol officers will be allowed to do their jobs the way the jobs are supposed to be done. anyone who has entered the united states illegally is subject to deportation. that is what it means to have laws and to have a country. >> reporter: now earlier in the day, he traveled to mexico where he held a cordial meeting with the president of mexico. by the time he got to arizona, he was ready to serve up red meat. we saw many sides of donald trump. today is he campaigns in ohio. we will see if he continues to speak to his gop base or aims to expand it. more on the trump trip to mexico with the meeting with president enrique pena nieto. the briefing that followed, the
two men did not discuss who pays for the wall according to trump. >> we did discuss the wall. we did not discuss payment of the wall. that is for a later date. this was a preliminary meeting. >> hours after trump left, nieto tweeted in spanish at the beginning of the conversation, i made clear that mexico will not pay for the wall. the mexican leader told trump that nafta benefits both the u.s. and mexico. he argued that more than 6 million u.s. jobs rely on exports to mexico. trump has slammed nafta on the campaign trail. >> the clinton campaign reacting dismissing any notion that trump can pivot or evolve. clinton's response by way of a tweet that was short and direct. quote, there is no other donald trump. this is it. before that, the former secretary of state mocked trump's trip to mexico in a
tweet saying the following. trump just failed his first foreign test. diplomacy is not as easy as it looks. cnn's jeff zeleny has the latest for us as hillary clinton was in cincinnati. >> reporter: hillary clinton is taking a long labor day holiday weekend. they are watching and analyzing donald trump's trip to mexico on wednesday. she talked about it as she gave a speech in cincinnati. she said simply looking presidential doesn't mean you are ready to be one. >> people have to get to know they can count on you. that you won't say one thing one day and something totally different the next. and it certainly takes more than trying to make up for a year of insults and insinuations by dropping in on our neighbors for a few hours and flying home
again. that's not how it works. >> reporter: the chairman of the clinton campaign john pedesto used stronger words. trump simply choked. we saw the man who is the ultimate deal maker is he doesn't have the courage to advocate when he is not in front of a friendly crowd. he is talking about the long held pledge to have mexico pay for the wall. this is not going to end. this back and forth between trump and clinton. both will pick up again on labor day monday. the big start for the long campaign ahead. christine and george. >> 67 days to go. the clinton campaign will pause operations on 9/11 to honor the 15th anniversary of the 2001 attacks. an aide says there will be no ads or events that day. that decision comes after the 9/11 campaign asked that they
suspend all activity. the supreme court saying no to a controversial voter i.d. law in north carolina. justices are refusing to overturn the law which says the law is affected african-americans. as a result of the ruling, early voting will be extended for 17 days and voters will not have to present identification. hillary clinton called it great news for north carolina. and the real reason donald trump was invited to meet with mexi mexico's president is money. that came from the mexican finance ministry. the sources say the country wants to show it can work with both candidates and here's why. the mexican central bank registered more than $11 billion in capital in the first half of 2016. investors pulling money out of
mexico due to uncertainty of trade and immigration policies. finance officials hope having donald trump in mexico will calm the investors. the peso is near the lowest level against the u.s. dollar. one peso worth 5 u.s. cents. the opposite happens when the polls tighten. >> interesting. one more reminder of how strong the u.s. economy is. >> the third largest trading partner. that trade relationship is complex. lots of overlaps. you heard the president. huge aeg business. it is just not cut and dry. that relationship. >> no, it's not. we are following a situation in the florida panhandle where tropical storm hermine is gaining strength.
breaking overnight. a hurricane warning issued for the florida panhandle. tropical storm hermine gaining strengths. now forecast to be a hurricane before it makes landfall friday. look at that path. this path is shifting slightly westward. it could wreck the holiday weekend in the new york area. i want to bring in meteorologist pedram javaheri for the latest. >> good morning, guys. the wide reaching impact will be felt across the eastern seaboard in the coming days. hermine is 13 miles show of a s
hurricane. this became a hurricane in the early morning hours. tropical storm watches issued into the atlantic. flood watch is a concern. we have a tallahassee area and jacksonville and narrow band of heavy rainfall. the outer bands of the storm system producing rains across the region. the severe weather threat will be in place come thursday afternoon with isolated risk for tornadoes. here is the immediate coastline. storm surge warning for storm surge threat. we could see this at times, especially with high tide. up to 7 feet high. it comes in as a category one. that is the initial indication. rides the coastline. by sunday afternoon and sunday night, that could be a tropical storm impacting boston and new york with heavy rainfall. the heavy rain locked in the gulf coast with 6 to 10 inches
possible. guys. >> pedram, thank you. good news for thousands of people in the path of those powerful storms. the social security administration has your back. the benefit checks are in the mail. officials say they are delivered as early as today ahead of the regular 3rd of the month pay date to help people buy items needed to weather the storm. the nearly 13,000 social security recipients in florida and north carolina and hawaii are affected. two small planes collided in alaska. authorities say the crash happened wednesday in a remote part of the state. almost 400 miles from anchorage. no details on how the two planes collided. more people are dying on america's roads and highways. government stats show traffic deaths rose 7% between 2014 and 2015. the biggest jump in almost 50 years.
and this year is actually on track to be even worse. increased smartphone use is the main culprit. it is creating more distracted drivers. job growth and lower gas prices are factors with more people spending more time on the roads. >> that's a sad twist. the economy is getting better and people take to the roads. a new medical study reveals promising results from human trials from an alzheimer's drug. the researchers say the drug cleared toxic plaque in the brains of early alzheimer's patients. the plaque plays a critical role among nerve cells. the drug has not shown cognitive benefits. that would be a game changer. i can tell you folks in the alzheimer's world are excited about the preliminary results. i have been telling you the story about thousands of migrants in the mediterranean.
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more on that huge rescue operation at sea we told you about. more than 6,000 people saved from the mediterranean. plucked from the boats and rafts they crammed into to avoid conflict. we have correspondent ben wedeman live in rome with more on the dangerous journey and rescue. for the past few days, the tales of the women and children coming off the boats is harrowing. >> reporter: yeah. now at this point, christine, we
are talking about 12,500 people rescued off the coast of libya since sunday afternoon. of course, the real surge was between sunday afternoon and monday midnight with more than 6,500. we are talking about more than 12,500 people arriving in italy since the beginning of this year. amazingly, that number is slightly down from the year before. italian authorities are struggling to deal with the if you look at those pictures put out by the italian coast guard, the sea is very calm. the human traffickers in libya use this opportunity to cram people on mostly unsatisfactoea boats cramming 40 or 50 or 60 people on board, which includes
often women, children and as we saw, two twins who were just 5 years old. rescued from one of those boats. rescued from eretrea. they suffered from malnutrition and dehydration. they were flown to a hospital in sicily where we are told by the doctors they are doing better as well as their 26-year-old mother from ethiopia. certainly what we're seeing as these numbers at the end of the summer and early autumn, the seas are calm. taking advantage of this last window of opportunity to make the escape and make the dangerous journey to europe. according to the international organization for migration, there are still several hundred thousand people in libya waiting to make the crossing. >> ben, those pictures of those
babies is heartbreaking. the pictures of the children handed off the rickety boats. terrifying. what happens to people when they are received? they are taken to a shelter and given a meal, but then what? >> reporter: once they get off the boat, they checked. a quick medical check. they are given something to wear on their feet because many of them are bare feet. many have nothing at all other than the clothing they are wearing. they then taken to reception centers and given a proper meal and bed. they have the opportunity to apply for political asylum. at this point, italy has 148,000 people in the reception centers waiting for some sort of resolution of their status. either be accepted as refugees or in some cases, they could be
flown back to the country of origin. it is a long and difficult process that goes on for months and sometimes years. >> ben wedeman, thanks for that. hard to watch. >> very hard. it is important to point out with the topic of migration, europe is struggling. it is a political hot potato in the united states. those are the images of the faces of the children, mothers and fathers trying to find a better life. donald trump's softer, respectful tone with the president of mexico. it became a distant memory by the time he took the stage in phoenix, arizona. doubling down on immigration reform. did trump do enough to tie up loose ends? stay with us.
explanation and defense of his immigration policy. no amnesty is part of it. a deportation task force and much more. it is the question that remains unanswered that has him at odds with the president of mexico. the clinton campaign slamming donald trump's plan saying it is the darkest speech yet. hurricane warnings in effect for the florida panhandle and with a tropical storm gaining strength. will that storm wreck the holiday for millions of americans? we will have the latest coming up. welcome back to "early start." i'm george howell. >> good to see you, george. i'm christine romans. it is 31 minutes past the hour. donald trump laying out a plan that is not softening telegraphed over the week or so. in the speech in arizona, intended to clear up the shifting positions on the issue,
donald trump laid his strategy out point by fiery point. no amnesty for immigrants in the u.s. illegally. what he called a deportation task force focused on excelling criminals. focusing on criminals. no federal funding for u.s. sanctuary stays like san francisco. no visas for visitors without adequate security screening. here are highlights from the speech. >> zero tolerance for criminal aliens. there are at least 2 million, think of it, criminal aliens now inside of our country. 2 million people. we will begin moving them out day one. as soon as i take office, day one. i am going to create a new special deportation task force
focused on identifying and quickly removing the most dangerous criminal illegal immigrants in america who have evaded justice. just like hillary clinton has evaded justice. maybe they'll be able to deport her. >> okay. about that claim of 2 million criminal illegal immigrants in the u.s. cnn fact checked that. the number is closer to 1.5 million. trump's speech is a strong contrast with the last minute trip to visit mexican president enrique pena nieto. that conversation by all accounts is respectful with a difference emerging. whether trump's vow to have mexico pay for the border wall is controversial. cnn's sara murray has the latest. >> reporter: good morning, george and christine. anyone who thought donald trump was softening on the immigration
policies got their answer as he campaigned in phoenix, arizona. he would add 5,000 new border patrol agents and triple the number of i.c.e. officers and for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the u.s., that is for border security. he says if they want legal status, they have to leave and come back and apply through legal channels. >> as with any enforcement activity, we will set priorities. unlike this administration, no one will be immune or exempt from enforcement and i.c.e. and border patrol will be allowed to do their jobs the way their jobs are supposed to be done. anyone who has entered the united states illegally is subject to deportation. that is what it means to have laws and to have a country.
>> reporter: now earlier in the day, he traveled to mexico where he held a cordial meeting with the president of mexico. by the time he got to arizona, he was ready to serve up red meat for the republican base. we saw many sides of donald trump yesterday. today he is campaigning in the state of ohio. we will see if he continues to speak to the gop base or aims to expand it. >> sara, thank you. details now on trump's brief trip to mexico for a private meeting with the president of that country nieto. the main disagreement to come from the meeting was trump's vow to build a border wall and have mexico pay for the wall. at the briefing that followed, trump said the two men did not discuss the subject of who pays for the wall. listen. >> we did discuss the wall. we didn't discuss payment of the wall. that will be for a later date. this was a preliminary meeting. i think it was an excellent meeting. >> to the contrary and hours
after trump left, president enrique pena nieto tweeted, at the beginning of the conversation, i made clear that mexico will not pay for the wall. the mexican leader told trump that nafta benefits the united states and mexico. he argued that more than 6 million u.s. jobs rely on exports to mexico. trump has consistently slammed nafta. >> the clinton campaign is scoffing that the trump campaign can evolve with a tweet that was short and tweet. there is no other donald trump. this is it. earlier, hillary clinton jeered at trump's trip. tweeting trump just failed his first foreign test. diplomacy is not as easy as it looks. she speak in cincinnati at the american national legion. jeff zeleny has the latest. >> reporter: christine and
george. hillary clinton is off the campaign trail today taking a long labor day holiday weekend. they are still watching and analyzing donald trump's trip to mexico on wednesday. she talked about it as she gave a speech in cincinnati. she said simply looking presidential does not necessarily mean you are ready to be one. >> people have to know they can count on you. you won't say one thing one day and something totally different the next. and it certainly takes more than trying to make up for a year of insults and insinuations by dropping in on our neighbors for a few hours and flying home again. that is not how it works. >> reporter: and the chairman of the clinton campaign used even stronger language. he said simply trump choked. what we saw from the man who is the ultimate deal maker is he doesn't have the courage to
advocate when he is not in front of a friendly crowd. of course, this is not going to end, this back and forth with trump and clinton. both will take a respite before picking up on labor day monday. the big start for the long campaign ahead. christine and george. >> thank you, jeff. the clinton campaign announcing it will pause all operations on 9/11 honoring the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks. an aide says there will be no ads or events that day. the decision comes after the non-profit group 9/11 day asked all candidates to suspend activity to honor the day. the trump campaign did not immediately return a call about its plans. the supreme court saying no to north carolina's controversy voter i.d. law. justices refusing to overturn the appeals court decision that says the law disproportionately
affected african-americans. the early voting will be extended for 17 days and you will not have to prevent identification. hillary clinton called it great news. after donald trump's big immigration speech to mexico, it is not clear where he stands with trade on mexico. he said he wanted to improve nafta. during the primaries, he called it the worst trade deal in history. he says mexico is killing the u.s. on trade. trump is referring to the trade deficit with mexico. something the u.s. has maintained since 1994. here is the deficit. it shows the u.s. is importing more from mexico than exporting to mexico. car parts for the highest value export to mexico in 2015. a lot of cars, u.s. cars assembled in mexican factories and shipped back to the u.s. to
sell. they made with parts that start in the u.s. first. next is electronic machines and computer accessories and petroleum products and plastics. >> mexico is important to the u.s. we are following the situation in the florida panhandle. right now people are under a hurricane warning. tropical storm hermine gaining strength. we have a look at how much it could effect the east coast coming up. and a quick programming note. on monday, a report on both presidential nominees with personal stories from people who know them best. "the essential hillary clinton" monday night at 8:00 and followed by "all business, the essential donald trump" at 10:00. "yeah mom, the new kitchen's great. hey! if you want somethig to cook faster,
the florida panhandle. tropical storm hermine is gaining strength and forecast to become a hurricane before landfall tonight or early friday. with the path shifting slightly westward, it could wreck the holiday weekend in the new york area. let's bring in meteorologist pedram javaheri with the latest. >> george and christine, we have the hurricane warning across the gulf of mexico. this is the first hurricane warning since 2012 in the gulf of mexico. you take a look at the severe weather threat which is high from tallahassee to jacksonville to savannah. primary concern is lightning and heavy rain. it could spin tornadoes as well as tropical disturbances approach land. the tropical storm warnings could come in the overnight hours. we have a high tide in place across the region from 3:00 p.m.
on thursday to 3:00 a.m. on friday. the flooding risk could be high up to seven feet across the panhandle of florida. the storm system moves over the atlantic coastline and sunday afternoon, it could produce heavy rainfall in new york into boston if it keeps the close track to the eastern seaboard. the heavy rainfall from panama city to tallahassee and into savannah, 4 to 6 inches possible this holiday weekend. thank you, pedram. for the people in the path of the storms. the social security checks are in the mail. officials say they are being delivered as early as today ahead of the regular 3rd of the month pay date to help people buy items they need to weather the storm. 13,000 social security recipients in florida, north carolina and hawaii are effected. now to tell you about a flight half a century in the
making. the first commercial flight from u.s. to cuba. it is another sign of the relations of the former cold war rivals are thawing. cnn's rene marsh gives us a first hand look. >> reporter: christine and george, cnn was on board the first flight with the united states and cuba. as wheels touched down here in santa clara, cuba, not only did we hear people clapping and cheering, but raw emotion on board. one woman who had not been back to cuba in 16 years to see her family. it became very real for her when it was wheels down here in santa clara. there have been charter flights in the past, but those cost hundreds of dollars. this makes it easier and cheaper for people like her to travel between the two countries. also on board was transportation secretary anthony fox. as he came down the steps of the flight, there was an american
flag next to a cuban flag. his agency made an announcement today that even more flights between the two countries will happen. several airlines received that final approval for direct flights between several u.s. cities and havana. the most sought after destination on the island. it is important to point out people cannot travel to cuba for tourism. you have to fit into one of the 12 categories. education or visiting family. back to you, george and christine. >> all right. rene, thank you for that. more people are dying on america's roads and highways. government stats show traffic deaths rose 7% between 2014 and 2015. that is the biggest jump in almost 50 years. this year is on track to be worse. officials say increased smartphone use is a culprit. they say job growth and lower gas prices are factors.
more people with more time on the road. a medical study reveals promising results for an alzheimer's drug. researchers say the drug cleared toxic plaque in the brains of early stage alzheimer's patients. doctors believe plaque deposits play a role in blocking communications among nerve cells. it has not shown cognitive benefits. 49 minutes past the hour. the first day of september. the stock market accomplished something we have not seen since 1970. i'll tell you what it means for your investments with an early start on your money.
from the flimsy boats and rafts they crowded into to escape violence and conflict. our senior international correspondent ben wedeman is following this story for us in rome. ben, let's talk about the dangerous journey and dramatic rescues. >> reporter: yes. it is important to keep in mind, george, it is not the human smugglers equipped the people, migrants and refugees, the crossing from libya to italy. they give them just enough fuel in the rickety fishing boats just to get out of the libyan territory waters. once they are in international waters, they send out a distress signal which is received by the italian navy and coast guard and other european naval forces and ngo rescue boats who come and
pick them up. according to international law, they not supposed to be returned to libya because libya is a country at war and it is dangerous. they are obliged to pick them up and bring them to italy in this ca case. 12,500 people have been rescued by the navy and coast guard. and we are talking about 112,000 people so far this year being brought to italy from the libyan coast. it is expected that this number will increase because as you see from the pictures put out by the italian coast guard, the sea, the mediterranean is calm at the moment. the traffickers wait for the calm period and send out huge numbers of people crammed into boats that are not equipped to
deal with the numbers. this will continue until probably the end of september when the seas become rough again. we know from the international organization for migration, george, there are well over 200,000 people still in libya waiting to make the crossing. george. >> ben, just briefly here, politically, they make this dangerous journey and get on the flimsy boats and if they are lucky enough to get to the destination, politically it is still up in the air what happens to them next. yes? >> reporter: yes. it has become a serious political hot potato in europe. there are few politicians who are really advocating on behalf of the people. quite to the contrary. there is refugee migrant weariness. in italy, the economy is not in good shape.
it hasn't grown in over a decade. many people feel there is not capacity to absorb them. at the moment, you have 150,000 migrants and refugees in reception centers in italy waiting for applications for asylum to be processed. this is very time consuming. the process doesn't work quickly. in some cases, with the applications rejected, they are sent back home. >> a political quandary for nations to figure out. those are the faces of the mothers and fathers and families and children caught up in this. our correspondent ben wedeman live in rome. thank you. brazil's first female president dilma rousseff now out of a job. the senate voting to remove her from office finding her guilty. lawmakers decided she can run for office in the future. the vice president michelle timur has been serving was
interim president since may, she was sworn in and serve the remainder of her term. the veterans foundation, the object of a cnn report, is closing its doors for good. the organization has severed ties with the president thomas berch. it gave less than 2% of the ref know to the nation's heroes. first day of september. let's get an early start on your money for the month. dow futures are higher. up beat economic data ahead of friday's jobs report. stocks slipped yesterday to end august where it started. strong gains in europe stocks and shares in asia are mixed. shares in oil are rising. check out the 38 days here of the s&p has not made a daily move of 1%. the s&p 500 has not moved 1% since july 8th.
there is a 17-day streak in there where the s&p 500 did not move more than 0.75% in either direction. that hasn't happened since 1970. this is impressive because of the precedent of election and oil prices and bets on when the fed will raise rates. four pieces of new economic data may help the fed make its decision. especially if friday's jobs report is solid. personal income and spending. increasing in july. consumer confidence at a 12-month high. pending home sales jumped 1.3%. the reading on private sector jobs showed a gain of 177,000 new jobs in august in the private sector. all of that making the decision to hike rates easier. tesla rolling out major improvements to the software
following the crashes. new updatines will be downloade. ceo elon musk said they should start rolling out next month. these will involve enhanced processing of radar signals. auto pilot relies on radar and cameras. critics have been calling for changes to the software following the highly public crashes, including one fatal accident. "early start" continues right now. donald trump giving a fiery speech in phoenix reviving his base hours after showing a different side of his persona, sitting down with the president of mexico. the clinton campaign blasts trump's speech as his darkest yet. we