tv Early Start With John Berman and Christine Romans CNN September 6, 2016 1:00am-2:01am PDT
we will make america proud again. ♪ we are the champions >> we will make america safe again and we will make america great again! major campaign developments at 30,000 feet. donald trump with yet another pivot on immigration. would he allow undocumented immigrants a path to legal status. hillary clinton. a flying press conference. facing a lot of new questions. her answers ahead. president obama speaking overnight in laos in the first trip to the nation as a president. we will tell you which president is apologizing to try to heal wounds from the vietnam war.
welcome to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> nice to see you. i'm john berman. both presidential candidates on the trail in force as we kickoff this new stretch of the campaign season and just in time, donald trump seems to have still another new position on illegal immigration. flying between campaign stops in ohio, he allowed a small media pool on his plane. they asked trump if he would support legal status as part of immigrants. now donald trump says he would not rule that out. let's get the latest from cnn's sara murray. >> reporter: good morning, john and alison. donald trump added another layer of confusion to where he stands on the immigration debate. particularly what to do with the undocumented immigrants living in the united states. he told reporters yesterday that is something he would deal with later down the line after he
puts in place the security measures he proposed. >> can you rule out that one possibility in that determination? >> i'm not ruling out anything. >> the path to legal status? >> no. >> reporter: that is a far cry from what he said in the immigration speechle less than week ago. >> for you seeking legal status, they will have one route and one route only. to return home and apply for reentry like everybody else. >> reporter: now trump's muddled position threatened to overshadow the message he was trying to drive home yesterday talking about jobs across the state of ohio. it is certainly here we are in the final stretch of this presidential campaign. donald trump will be hitting not one, but two important swing states today. north carolina and virginia. back to you. >> sara, thank you. trump defending the political donation he made to a florida
attorney general. pam bondie in 2013. trump insists he made the contribution because of his respect for bondi. it came from the trump foundation which is a violation in and of itself. charities are not allowed to give to campaigns. it came the day after it was launching an investigation of trump university. this is trump's explanation. >> i never spoke to her. first of all, she is beyond reproach. never spoke to her about it at all. many of the attorney generals turned that case down. i'll win that case in court. many attorney generals throughout the country turned that down. i never spoke to her about it. >> there is one more twist to this. according to "the washington post," trump accountants misreported the donation.
trump paid the irs a $2,500 fine because of the violation of the ban on charities. donald trump now says he is on board for all three of the planned presidential debates. over the summer, trump rejected the schedule suggesting it was rigged because two coincided with nfl games. now he tells reporters he will plan to participate in all of them. >> you will definitely do all three of these debates? >> as of this moment. i look forward to the debates. i think it is an important element of what we're doing. you have an obligation. i did them with the other cases. we had i guess 11 debates. i look forward to the debates. >> trump says he likes and respects the moderators. lester holt and martha raddatz. hillary clinton committed to the
schedul schedule in august. hillary clinton beginning flying the press corps on her new 737 which is also for the first time carrying her traveling corps. mrs. clinton under fire for not holding a news conference for nine months. taking questions from reporters. we have suzanne malveaux with more on the campaign. >> reporter: good morning, john and alison. hillary clinton had a busy labor day. she was campaigning with tim kaine in ohio and later in illinois in quad city. an important area for her here. true to her word, she launched her campaign plane. they are calling it hill force one. it has 40 reporters capable of okay the plane. the reporters did pummel her with the questions. true to form, she answered the
questions. one talking about the conspiracy about her health and another about the report of the russians trying to hack into the democratic convention to influences the campaign. a third one that trump has been hitting her hard on is the e-mail controversy and interview she gave to the fbi and the notes that she was not completely truthful. >> i went into the state department understanding classification. i had been on the senate armed services committee for years before i was secretary of state. i take classification seriously. the fact i couldn't remember certain meetings, whether or not they had occurred, doesn't affect the commitment that i had and still have to the treatment of classified material. >> reporter: hillary clinton addressed a question from the reporter about the conspiracy
theory about her health. this came on the day when she was struggling with two coughing attacks. one happened during her speech in ohio and another during the gaggle of reporters on her plane. she is not worried about the conspiracy theory. she says there are so many of them, she cannot pay any attention to them. >> suzanne malveaux, thank you. she mentioned the coughing spells that hit hillary clinton on the trail. one came as she started a speech in ohio. she laughed it off by taking a swing at donald trump. listen. >> every time i think about trump, i get allergic. >> now donald trump's campaign manager kellyanne conway was ready to fire back. she said that the coughing fit came because it was the first time that hillary clinton had been with the press. she tweeted must be allergic to
media. finally spent a minute with them. fresh off summer break, lawmakers are revisiting the president's request for an almost $2 billion aid package in the fight against zika. the senate is expected to vote on funding as soon as tonight. the illness linked to birth defects is transmitted by mosquitoes in florida and prompted a state of emergency in puerto rico. congress has less than a month to avoid a federal shutdown. a lot of green arrows this morning around the world. asian shares closed higher. european markets are mixed. the u.s. stock market is in action after being closed for the labor day holiday. futures are pointing to a higher opening. breaking overnight. pharmaceutical company bayer is increasing the bid to buy monsanto. the deal would require
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president obama is in laos this morning for the asean summit. he is the first sitting u.s. president to visit the nation and today the president will announce $90 million in aid to erase one of the last tragic legacies of the vietnam war. he is also making headlines for cancelling a scheduled meeting with the president of the philippines. he regrets the recent obscenity
laced comments came as an attack to the u.s. president. we have michelle kosinski live for us. you have the philippine president insulting the u.s. president obama. president obama cancelling a meeting. you have the philippine president coming out and saying i regret what i said. will this meeting still happen? >> reporter: i mean what the philippine president is saying is that he looks forward to a constructive relationship. he regrets this came across as a personal attack. he used profanity. he called president obama an alternate translation either a son of a bitch or a son of a whore. he said that to reporters when asked what he would do if president obama brought up these suspected extra judicial
killings of drug suspects. thousands of people have died in the philippines drug war in the last couple months. he doesn't want it to be taken the wrong way now. he wants to meet with president obama in the future. what the white house is saying, every indication was that this was not the right atmosphere to have such a meeting. they need to be discussing important matters. this is a treaty ally of the united states. the white house took it a step further. this is a disservice to the filipino people if they met with the president of their country under these circumstances. what president obama wanted to focus on today in laos is the new announcement. $90 million over the next three years to remove unexploded ordinance dating back to the vietnam war. nine years within the vietnam war, the u.s. dropped hundreds of millions of bombs on laos.
80 million of the bombs did not explode. they still cause casualties to this day. here is what president obama said about that. >> i also know the remnants of war continue to shatter lives here in laos. many of the bombs that were dropped never exploded. over the years, thousands of laotians have been killed. farmers attending fields and children playing. the wounds. a missing leg or arm last a lifetime. as president, i increased our funding to help remove these unexploded bombs. >> reporter: the u.s. has spent about $100 million on unexploded ordinance here in laos over the last 20 years. when you look at $90 million over the next three years, you see how significant that is. thank you, michelle. >> phyllis schlafly dies at the
breaking overnight. a deadly attack on a relief agency in afghanistan. one person was killed. six others wounded after a car bomb exploded outside the gates of the c.a.i.r. rchrc.a.i.r.c.ad in kabul. this follows three earlier in the day. the taliban claimed responsibility for the twin blasts outside the ministry of defense. at least two dozen people were killed and almost 100 injured. the u.s. condemned the attacks. president putin is putting a positive spin on the deal for a cease-fire in syria. the russian leader said the cease-fire may come within a few days. talks in china failed to produce a deal. we have senior correspondent frederik pleitgen following the developments live in moscow.
does the russian leader seem to think something is imminent? >> reporter: he seems to think so. there seems to be different perceptions with the meeting with vladimir putin and president obama went there. the two started off with an icy stare as they shook hands. the president afterwards said there were issues of mutual trust preventing a deal on syria going through. however, russian president vladimir putin said both sides had understood and he believes a deal could be imminent in the next couple of days. there are still major issues between the two sides. first of all, it is not just a cease-fire agreement, but agreement that would see the u.s. and russia coordinating their campaigns against terrorist organizations in syria. the big question is who do you define as a terrorist and who is a rebel that is fighting against the assad regime?
there is the issue of humanitarian access where the u.s. says with the russian bombing campaign, there are so many civilian casualties, it is impossible to work with russia on that count alone. if you have a cease-fire, how do you get humanitarian goods to people. the russians said they would be willing to coordinate that. the u.s. not comfortable with that just yet. john, they believe the situation in syria is so bad right now, it is important for them to get a deal as fast as possible. the russians saying it could happen in the next couple days. president obama has told secretary of state john kerry to keep negotiating to get a deal through. >> all of this happening amid reports that the u.s. investigators looking into whether russia is trying to influence the elections. fred pleitgen, thank you. a problem with british
airways check-in system is causing big delays at u.s. airports like san francisco and boston. there are also reports of problems in the bahamas and mexico. i. tich i.t. teams are working to fix the problem. it is not clear how many flights are effected. the sun may be shining, but tropical storm warnings are in effect for the northeast. let's bring in meteorologist pedram javaheri for the latest. >> john and alison, the storm sat there for so many days and traveled 6,000 miles and put on the parking brakes. you see 175 miles displaced from the center of the storm. still seeing tropical-storm force winds across long island with winds up to 50 miles per hour. the storm will fall apart in the next 36 hours. still spinning showers this
afternoon. mainly on the immediate coastline for long island and connecticut and massachusetts. that's where the tropical storm warnings remain in place for several million people. any threat is slowly diminishing. it will bring in scattered showers and high pressure wants to build and we get a southerly surge of air. temperatures are july like for the next couple days up to 10 to 15 above normal. almost 100 in washington. 92 in the forecast in new york city. cooler weather in store for the weekend. thank you, pedram. hillary clinton and donald trump both bringing reporters on board their planes. trump taking a twist on immigration. clinton taking questions actually from the press? the latest from both campaigns next.
immigration policy for donald trump. trump now says he might consider a path to legal status for some of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country. what did he say on his private plane? hillary clinton also taking to the skies and bringing the traveling press along for the flight. how did she respond to a barrage of questions? find out ahead. and president obama getting an apology from a world leader hurling vulgar insults. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> good morning. i'm alison kosik. 30 minutes past the hour. donald trump has taken another sharp turn on immigration. flying between campaign stops in ohio. he allowed a small media pool on his plane for the first time. they asked trump whether he may support a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants and
turning his back on the hard line policy he laid down a week ago. trump said he would not rule that out. more from sara murray. >> reporter: good morning, john and alison. donald trump added another layer of confusion to where he stands the immigration debate. particularly what to do with the undocumented immigrants living in the united states. he told reporters on his plane that is something he would deal with later down the line after he puts in place the security measures he has proposed. >> can you rule out that one possibility in that determination is -- >> i'm not ruling out anything. >> the path to legal status? >> no. >> reporter: that is a far cry from what he said in his immigration speech a week ago. >> for those here today seeking legal status, they will have one route and one route only. to return home and apply for reentry like everybody else.
>> reporter: now trump's muddled position on immigration threatened to overshadow the message he was trying to drive home. talking about jobs as he crossed the state of ohio. it is clear we are in the final stretch of the presidential campaign. donald trump will hit not one, but two important swing states today. north carolina and virginia. back to you. >> thanks, sara. donald trump is defending a political donation his foundation made to florida attorney general pam bondi in 2013. trump insists he made the $25,000 contribution because of his respect for bondi. the donation came from the trump foundation which is a violation in and of itself. it went to the bondi political committee days after it announced it was investigating the trump university. the investigation was never launched. this is trump's explanation. >> i never spoke to her. first of all, she is beyond reproach. a fine person. never spoke to her about it.
many attorney generals turned that case down. because i'll win that case in court. many attorney generals throughout the country turned that down. i never spoke to her about it. >> one more twist. trump accountants misreported the donation. trump paid an irs fine, $2,500 fine last week because of the ban on charities making donations to political committees. over the summer, donald trump rejected to the debate schedule because two coincided with nfl games. he told reporters he will now participate in all debates. >> you will do all three debates? >> i look forward to the debates. i think it is an important element of what we're doing. you have an obligation to do the debates. i did them with the other cases. we had i guess 11 debates.
i look forward to the debates. >> trump says he likes and respects the chosen moderators. lester holt, anderson cooper and martha raddatz. hillary clinton has been committed to the schedule since august. today, hillary clinton heads to tampa for a campaign event focused on national security. she will fly to florida on the campaign plane. the 737. it is also the first time she is carrying a traveling press corps. she had been criticized for not holding a news conference for several months. suzanne malveaux has the latest from the clinton campaign. >> reporter: good morning, john and alison. hillary clinton had a very busy labor day. she was campaigning with tim kaine in ohio earlier in the day and later in illinois in the quad city. an important area for her here. true to her word, she launched
her campaign plane. they calling it hill force one. it has 40 reporters on the plane. the reporters pummeled her with questions. true to form, she did answer those questions significant. one talking about the conspiracies about her health and the other report about the russians trying to hack into the democratic convention and the third is what trump is hitting her hard on which is the e-mail controversy and the notes that came out of it that she was not completely truthful. she answered that as well. >> i went into the state department understanding classification. i had been on the senate armed services committee for years before i was secretary of state. i take classifications seriously. the fact i couldn't remember certain meetings whether or not
they had occurred doesn't effect the commitment that i had and still have to the treatment of classified material. >> reporter: hillary clinton also addressed a question from a reporter about the conspiracy theories regarding her health. this came on the day when she was struggling with two coughing attacks. one happened during her speech in ohio and another with the gaggle on her press plane. she is not concerned about the conspiracy theories. she says there are so many of them, that she simply cannot pay any attention to them. john and alison. thank you. the coughing spells that seemed to annoy hillary clinton on monday, one began during the speech in ohio. she actually laughed it off by pulling a donald trump. listen to this. [ coughing vigorously ] >> every time i think about
trump, i get allergic. >> actually one of the funnieie jokes from her. kellyanne conway was ready to fire back with something of her own. the long stretch since clinton's news conference. conway tweeted, must be allergic to the media. finally spent a minute with them. fresh off their summer break, lawmaker he lawmakers on capitol hill revisit the zika virus. in florida, this prompted a public health emergency in puerto rico. time for an early start on your money. a lot of green arrows. asian shares closed mostly higher. european markets are mostly higher. the u.s. stock market back in action again after being closed for the labor day holiday. right now, we are seeing futures pointing to a slightly higher
open this morning. oil prices jumping on hopes that saudi arabia and russia have agreed to work together. prices jumped 3% on monday and now just sitting above $45 a barrel. the two major oil producers say they may limit output in the future. that raises hopes that other big opec nations may freeze production as well. the world is awash in oil. oil prices have risen from the $26 per barrel low it hit back in february. it is still down more than 50% since 2014. interesting how you watch the manipulation of oil prices. it is all about the adage of supply and demand. an apology from a world leader who called president obama a son of a whore.
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breaking overnight. a deadly attack on a relief agency in afghanistan. one person was killed. six others wounded after a car bomb exploded outside the gates of the c.a.r.e. compound in kabul. hours later after a long battle with afghan security forces. this follows three other bombings in kabul earlier in the day. the taliban took responsibility for the blasts outside the ministry of defense. two dozen people have been killed. problem with british airways computer check-in system is causing big delays at u.s. airports like san francisco and boston.
also reports in bahamas and mexico as well. officials say i.t. teams are working to fix the problem. they are apologizing for the long lines. it is not clear how many flights have been affected. russian president vladimir putin putting a positive spin on a possible deal with the u.s. for the cease-fire in syria. he told reporters a deal may come within days. talks in china at the g20 summit failed to produce a deal. we have cnn's frederik pleitgen live with more from moscow. we heard there wasn't a deal and now there seems to be something on the table. what were the differences then and what has been resolved? >> reporter: well, it doesn't seem as though everything has been resolved. it seems there are differences there. it is interesting. you have a different read on things coming out of washington and then coming out of here in
moscow. u.s. president obama was saying he thinks there are issues of mutual trust prevents agreement from happening. but then president putin came forward after the 90-minute meeting with president obama and said he thinks both leaders talked about the problems they have with the negotiations still going on. he believes a deal could happen quickly. he then said he believe it is could happen within the next couple of days. both the u.s. and russia acknowledge they say that the negotiations are so important that they want them to be pressed forward as fast as possible and the russians are saying there could be a meeting with secretary of state kerry and the russian foreign minister lavrov within the next couple days. the big thing pulling the sides apart are the terms of the cease-fire. also a cease-fire could entail coordinating efforts to fight
terrorist organizations like isis and others in syria. at this point, it is unclear which targets to hit. it seems the russians believe the deal could happen quickly. all of that happening during g20. the washington post report came out about a possible large scale plan to mess with the u.s. elections by the russians. russians not commenting on that. there was talk between vladimir putin and president obama about cyber hacking in general. where president obama made clear to the russians the last thing he wants right now is some sort of escalation in cyber hacking efforts from all sides. he really told the russians to tone it down. making that very clear. it is unclear whether they talked about the dnc case in general. >> what about because there are negotiations under way, what about the likelihood of getting a pause in the violence to get humanitarian aid in syria?
>> reporter: that's one of the things that would be terms of the cease-fire as well. that is where both sides say technicalities need to be worked out. what are the terms of the cease-fire? how long would a cease-fire hold? in the past, there have been localized cease-fires, but they held together for a couple days and fell apart. how long would a cease-fire hold and which regions would it cover? and when the cease-fire is in place, how do you get humanitarian aid to aleppo? it has been circled by bashar al assad's forces. they think they could provide corridors for humanitarian aid. the u.s. is not confident at this point. there are a lot of things, what both sides call technicalities that still seem to be worked
out. the other thing the u.s. said, in the past, things were agreed upon and the russians walked back from that. it seems the negotiations still influx and sort of moving as the negotiations going on. both sides saying the suffering in syria the way it is, many saying it is worse than it has been since the civil war started six years ago, it is imperative to reach agreement. that is one thing that president obama made clear after meeting vladimir putin in china. >> that is something that all sides, i think, can agree on. fred pleitgen, thank you. what would it mean if you could update your own software just like your iphone? >> i didn't know my car had software.
leaders. the first sitting u.s. president to visit laos. he announced $90 million in aid to erase the tragedies of the war and he made headlines for cancelling a scheduled meeting with the president of philippines who says he now regrets the obscenity-laced comments came across as attack to the u.s. president. we have cnn's michelle kosinski live from laos this morning. good morning, michelle. >> reporter: john, you know, you don't see this happen very often. especially in the cases, this is when every leader is on their best behavior to try to, you know, find common ground with whoever they are meeting with. the president of the philippines has made controversial statements before, but what he said yesterday was surprising to the white house. what if president obama brings up the vigilante killings of the
thousands of people involved in drug cases in philippines over the last few months. he said who is president obama to bring it up in this forum and said he would curse him if he brought it up. those comments put the white house over the edge. they canceled the meeting saying this was a clear indication this was not the right time to have a constructive meeting. going a step further saying it would be a disservice to the fe filipino people to meet with the leader at this time. that prompted the president from philippines to apologize. he says he wants that meeting to happen in the future. today, president obama is focused on speaking to the laotian people about trying to remove unexploded bombs. 80 million of them dating back to the vietnam war. here is some of what he said today. >> i also know the remnants of
war continue to shatter lives here in laos. many of the bombs that were dropped were never exploded. over the years, thousands of laotians have been killed or injured. farmers attending their fields. children playing. the wounds, a missing leg or arm, last a lifetime. that is why as president, i increased our funding to help remove these unexploded bombs. >> reporter: president obama will meet with some of the victims, in fact, tomorrow. you think about during nine years during the vietnam war, the u.s. dropped about 200 million bombs on laos. and casualties continue to this day. now president obama will spend $90 million over the next three years to try to find those remaining bombs and remove them. john. >> michelle kosinski for us in laos. this is an historic trip.
thank you. political activist phyllis schlafly has died. she spent decades as a leading critic of feninism. overnight, trump put out a statement, a conservative icon who led millions to action. phyllis schlafly was 92. let's get an early start or your money. asian shares closed higher. european markets are mixed. the u.s. stock market will be back in action today. futures are pointing to a slightly higher opening. the company's whose satellite was destroyed in the rocket explosion last week will get $50 million or a free flight from spacex. the rocket exploded in florida
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>> big campaign developments in the air. donald trump in what seems like a new position on legal status for undocumented immigrants. we will tell you what he says now versus what he said five days ago. and not to be outdone. hillary clinton taking flight with reporters for the first time during her campaign. under barrage of criticism for not talking to the press, clinton did take questions. her answers coming up. president obama speaking overnight in laos. this is part of his crucial overseas asian trip. in the meantime, what a diplomatic spat with another leader. a leader who seemed to call the president a son of a whore. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm alison kosik. it is tuesday, september 6th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. donald trump has taken another sharp turn on immigration.
between campaign stops in ohio, he allowed a small media pool on his plane for the first time. they asked trump whether he might support a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants and turning his back on the hard line policy he laid down only a week ago. trump said he would not rule that out. more from cnn's sara murray. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump added another layer of confusion to where he stands on the immigration debate. particularly what to do with the millions of undocumented immigrants liv s living in the states. he told reporters that is something he would deal with down the line after the security measures he proposed. >> can you rule out one possibility? >> i'm not ruling out anything. >> legal pathway