tv Early Start With John Berman and Christine Romans CNN September 12, 2016 1:00am-2:01am PDT
breaking overnight. hillary clinton cancelling her trip to california after stumbling at a 9/11 ceremony yesterday and leaving that event early. how her health now plays into her campaign. >> diagnosed with pneumonia. and cease-fire set to begin hours from now. a bloody weekend in the region. a warning for u.s. allies. good morning. busy monday morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is monday, september 12th.
4:00 a.m. in the east. let's start with this. hillary clinton forced to cancel a trip to california because of a health scare. she was supposed to leave this morning, instead, she is at home diagnosed with pneumonia. her campaign confirmed that diagnosis last night. this after you see the video. she stumbled leaving a 9/11 ground zero ceremony. she left that ceremony early. she had to be helped into the van. the incident is shaking up the race for the white house. many critics were questioning her stamina, but her doctors insist she is recovering nicely and being hydrated. we get more from cnn's joe johns. >> reporter: the clinton campaign canceled the west coast trip. she was scheduled to leave this morning. this capped the day of scrutiny for the nominee after questions were raised when a video emerged
showing her stumbling and unsteady with agents helping her into the van leaving the 9/11 ceremony early. the campaign had earlier said she left the event after becoming overheated. she went to her daughter's apartment in new york. when leaving there, she said she was feeling great. waved to supporters and signed an autograph for a young girl. the campaign said mrs. clinton was examined at her home in chappaqua. she was overheated and dehydrated. on friday, she was diagnosed with pneumonia and was advised to rest and modify her schedule. the campaign did not discuss why it did not disclose the illness. her events were packed with a meeting with a bipartisan group and national security experts.
she did an interview with cnn's chris cuomo. she did a fund-raiser and we don't have an answer to why she did not cut back given the diagnosis. other than this is a presidential campaign and close race and having covered her for a couple of decades, she has a tendency to keep going no matter what. now the campaign has more questions to answer as her health has become a major campaign issue. john and christine. >> transparency is an issue. they knew friday. she was diagnosed with friday. they told the world on sunday she had it. the question is would they have told us at all had she not stumbled. one person we have not heard from on this subject, donald trump. he has not uttered a word about clinton's health. sources in the campaign say they want to be respectful and staffers have been ordered not to post anything negative on
social media. the campaign wants to get this out that any violation of the order could be grounds for termination. let's get the latest from scott mclean in washington. >> reporter: what he did do was attend a memorial ceremony for the victims of the attack at ground zero in the morning. he was there with former mayor rudy giuliani and new jersey governor christie. he visited a new york firehouse afterwards. as he was leaving, he was asked about hillary clinton's health. he did not have much to say. listen. >> a quick question about hillary clinton's health incident this morning. >> reporter: trump put out a written statement that read in part, our solemn duty on behalf of those who perished 15 years
ago is to keep all our people safe from an enemy that seeks nothing left than to destroy our way of life. trump will resume campaigning as four new nbc news/marist polls show in the state of arizona and georgia and in battle ground states neck and neck. trump will start his day in baltimore with the speech to the national guard association before heading to asheville, north carolina for a campaign rally. john and christine. >> scott, nice to see you. hillary clinton's doctor diagnosed her with pneumonia on friday. two days before the health scare. hillary clinton sat down with chris cuomo for an interview. hillary clinton was a senator in new york on the day the planes hit the twin towers.
she describes the day as sickening. >> i went the next day. chuck schumer and i. we were one of the very few skies in the plane that day. the 12th. we landed at laguardia. we were on a fema plane. we took a helicopter. we went over and circled the burning pile and when we landed, we met up with the governor and mayor and went walking toward ground zero. as we moved further south and we saw this curtain of black smoke that was stretched across the island, basically. occasionally it would be broken
by a firefighter coming out. i remember one image so indelibly drags his axe. it was so close a depiction of hell as i have ever seen. >> you can see the full interview on "new day." it is interesting not only what she said, but how she said it. that was friday, the day she was diagnosed with pneumonia and she still sat down with an interview and kept charging through the weekend. >> it is an emotional subject. she did not sound good there. her voice did not sound exactly full. whether or not that was pneumonia or speaking all day. it was just emotional. it sounded more than emotional. >> she had a coughing fit a week ago. a full two-minute coughing fit. deflecting it by saying she had
donald trump allergies. you can see she has been struggling with something. >> i and i had pneumonia at one point. i was 21. in college, it knocked me out. it can be worse when you get older. hillary clinton is 68. her health not the only political problem that hillary clinton is dealing with this morning. she is backing off comments she made about trump supporters during a fund-raiser friday night. >> to be grossly generalistic, you can put half of the trump supporters in a basket of deplorables. right? the racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic. you name it. >> the other half deserve empathy because they are
experiencing economic anxiety and change. trump said, quote, her true feeling came out showing bigotry and hatred for americans. the next morning, hillary clinton said she was wrong to put half of the supporters in the basket of deplorables. people who have watched her for a long time. it is never wise to start calling voters names. then saying half of trump supporters are racist. you rarely win by attacking voters. let's check your money this morning. global markets under pressure. u.s. futures indicate selling. the dow tumbled nearly 400 points. the major averages fell more than 2%. quite a change from the sleepy summer. before then, the 500 had not moved in either direction for 43 straight sessions.
coiling for a move. the investors are worried the ease from banks may be ending. that has juiced the stock market and hooked investors on stimulus. it did not expand bond buying. in the u.s., interest rate hike is more likely. although it may not happen this month, with the tight presidential race, expect more volatility on wall street. it was a big move on friday. a lot of people were nervous. it was so eerily calm for so long. a lot going on this morning. we are watching syria closely. cease-fire is set to begin in a few hours. new air strikes. new violence by both sides getting in before the cease-fire.
a cease-fire is scheduled to take effect at sundown. secretary of state john kerry and russian counterpart hammered out this truce last week. and at least 90 people were killed over the weekend in a wave of devastating air strikes and the deadly attacks continue right now after a cease-fire agreement and implementation. we have cnn's arwa damon along the turkish/syrian border this morning. good morning, arwa. >> reporter: good morning. the images emerging from syria are quite heartbreaking. 90 people killed. vast majority of the people killed in the marketplace. people had gone to the market to go shopping for food and other
things they could get ahead of the muslim holiday which began today. this is something of a sad trend we have been seeing repeatedly in syria. right before the cease-fires or cessation of hostilities, we see an increase of bombardment. we are seeing the cease-fire deal and they are doing so for a number of reasons. they feel there are not enough mechanisms to enforce and monitor violations. they also feel as if this deal would put them at a disadvantage because they are very concerned about a number of issues. first and foremost, the fact there is a vague warning within the cease-fire deal within rebel groups to distance themselves
from the group known as al-nusra front. a lot of these areas, frontlines are blurred. they also want to see the shi'a militias fighting alongside the regime put on the list of terrorist entities. they have not come out and rejected it yet, but they are reluctant about the terms. they are reluctant to be on board. at this point in time, they actually don't have a choice. >> thanks so much for that. arwa damon on the turkey/syrian border. all right. the united states remembering the victims of 9/11. we will tell you the touching moments and messages next.
♪ bells tolled, teared flowed on sunday. americans remembered the thousands of lives lost on 9/11 15 years ago. ceremonies at d.c. and shanksville as well as ground zero. >> reporter: it is hard to believe it has been 15 years since the horrific day back in 2001. of course, this is a moment of mourning and remembrance for the country, but behind me stands the ultimate symbol of america's resilience. a new tower stands occupied. of course, for many, 9/11 evokes
fear and worry of another terrorist attack on the horizon. we spoke to the police commissioner who said there is no eminent attack for new york city. we spoke to jeh johnson who said the u.s. has never been more prepared for a 9/11-style attack. >> we are in a relatively new environment where we have to be concerned about the traditional threat as well as the new threat where al qaeda, isil, can reach into the homeland through internet and social media to recruit and inspire people here. >> reporter: the secretary went on to say the lone-wolf style attacks are what keep him up at night. the memorial here at ground zero was moving. they did the reading of the names, including many moments of silence to commemorate the moment when both towers were
struck and both towers fell and the pentagon hit and the crash of flight 93. this is one of many memorials to honor the victims and families. john and christine. >> the reading of the names is a poignant tradition. one they have done every year and will do every year going forward. as for football, they played football yesterday. they used a couple presidents to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11. president obama and former president george w. bush that aired before the national anthem in the afternoon games. there was a joint appearance on the sunday night game with the patriots and cardinals. >> on this solemn anniversary, we remember the innocent souls who boarded flights. showed up for work at the world trade center. reported for duty at the pentagon and started shifts at
police and fire stations. today we honor them and salute their families. especially their children. >> it is up to all of us to carry forward their legacy. whenever confronted by cowards who seek to destroy, america chooses to be strong and build a better future. that's why so many of our fellow citizens spend this national day of service and remembrance by giving back to the communities or paying forward a simple good deed. that is the spirit we saw after the terrible attacks. that is how we build an america that reflects our values. >> george bush and his wife laura were part of the coin toss at the cowboys game yesterday. they were joined by the firefighters who raced to ground zero 15 years ago. and the national anthem protests for racial injustice.
seattle seahawks and chiefs locked arms in solidarity. three others raised their fists after the anthem was played. 25 minutes after the hour. if you left friday thinking the political season was boring. oh, man. a lot happened. serious questions about the health of hillary clinton. she has pneumonia. she stumbled here leaving the 9/11 ceremony early. she had pneumonia on friday and did not tell us about it until yesterday. what's going on? we'll discuss next. "ow..." "are you okay?" "yeah, i just got charged for my credit monitoring. that's how i know it"s working." "ah. you know you can go on creditkarma.com and check it out there. it's completely free." "really?" "yeah" "oh, that didn't hurt at all." "yeah, completely painless." "credit karma. give yourself some credit."
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campaign trips. we'll discuss the impact on the campaign going forward. more violence in syria ahead of the cease-fire agreement brokered with u.s. and russian officials. said to begin today. but some are warning the truce has no chance to hold. is north korea ready to setoff another nuclear test. why the neighbors are preparinp. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. 30 minutes past the hour. let's start with the big story. hillary clinton's health scare. she is suffering from pneumonia. her campaign confirmed the diagnosis last night after she stumbled leaving a 9/11 ground zero ceremony. you can see the video showing her being helped into the van. this incident shaking up the race for the white house. many clinton critics were
questioning her stamina. they were asking questions about her health. her doctor insists she is recovering nicely. let's get more from correspondent joe johns. >> reporter: john and christine, the clinton campaign canceled the west trip. she was scheduled to leave this morning. this capped a day of scrutiny for the democratic nominee after questions raised when a video emerged showing her stumbling and unsteady with secret service helping her into the van leaving the 9/11 memorial ceremony early. the campaign had earlier said she left the event after becoming overheated. clinton went to her daughter's apartment in new york. when leaving there, she said she was feeling great and signed an autograph for a young girl. she was later examined at her home in chappaqua.
she was overheated and dehydrat dehydrated. the campaign revealed on sunday that friday she was diagnosed with pneumonia. the campaign has not said why it did not disclose the illness before sunday's incident. friday, by the way, was a long day for mrs. clinton. it was packed with events and activity. it included a meeting with national security experts and she did an interview with cnn's chris cuomo. she did a fund-raiser. we don't have an answer to why she did not start cutting back given the diagnosis other than this is a presidential campaign and close race and having covered for a couple decades off and on, she has a tendency to keep going. john and christine. >> they have questions to
answer. the clinton campaign does about how she was diagnosed on friday with pneumonia and how they did not announce it until sunday. it makes you wonder. would they have disclosed the information at all had she not stumbled at the 9/11 event. one person who has not commented on the health episode is donald trump. sources within donald trump's campaign are making it clear they say they want to be respectful. staffers have been ordered not to post anything on social media. we are told they want us to say any violation of the order could be grounds for termination. let's get the latest from scott mclean in washington. >> reporter: donald trump pledged to pause campaigning for the 9/11 anniversary. he did attend a memorial ceremony for victims of the attack at ground zero in the morning. he was there with close advisers. former new york city mayor rudy
giuliani and new jersey governor chris christie. after that ceremony, trump visited a new york firehouse. he did not have formal remarks. as he was leaving, he was asked about hillary clinton's health. >> mr. trump, a quick question about hillary clinton's health incident this morning. >> i don't know anything about it. >> reporter: trump put out a written statement marking the 9/11 anniversary. our solemn duty on behalf of all those who perished 15 years ago is to work together as one nation to keep all of our people's safe from an enemy that seeks nothing else but to destroy our way of life. today, trump will resume campaigning as four new nbc news/marist polls show tight races in arizona and georgia. also having trump neck in neck in new hampshire and nevada. trump will start his day in baltimore with the speech at the
national guard association before heading to asheville, north carolina for a campaign rally. john and christine. >> thank you, scott. before her sunday morning health scare, hillary clinton sat down with chris cuomo for an interview to air this weekend. friday, she sat down with chris cuomo. friday, the same day we know she was diagnosed with pneumonia, but kept the schedule up. clinton was a junior senator from new york when the planes hit the towers. that was the subject of the interview with chris cuomo. she describes this experience as sickening and says she coped with the tragedy by getting right to work. >> i went the next day, chuck schumer and i, we were one of few planes in the sky that day, the 12th. we landed at laguardia. we were on a fema plane.
we went over and circled by helicopter, surveyed the burning pile. when we landed, we met up with governor and mayor and went walking toward ground zero. as we moved further south and we saw this curtain of black smoke that was stretched across the island, basically. occasionally it would be broken by a firefighter coming out. i remember one image so indelibly dragging his axe. and it was as close to a depiction of hell that i've ever personally seen. >> you can see more of chris's
interview with hillary clinton on "new day." that interview now so timely. it was done the day she was diagnosed with pneumonia, but took two days for the public to know. raising questions of transparency. health records and tax records. this is the biggest job in the world. give the voter everything to make that decision. >> we don't know what pneumonia. is it bacteria? is it viral? is it serious? what drugs is she taking? that matters. the campaign can be more transparent about this. the trump campaign released less information and no tax information. transparency is not a big winner in the campaign so far. not each close. we deserve, the voters deserve more of it. now, health is not the only political problem hillary clinton is dealing with. backing off comments of trump
supporter comments she made friday night. >> to be grossly generalistic. you can put half of trump supporters into what i call the basket of deplorables. right? the racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, you name it. >> hillary clinton went on to say the other half deserve empathy because they are experiencing economic anxiety and seeking change. donald trump jumped all over this. saying her true feelings came out showing bigotry for millions of americans. the next morning, hillary clinton said she was wrong for putting the half of trump supporters in the basket of deplorables. >> her clarification is how big is the basket.
not that there is a deplorable basket. >> the way she phrased it, it sounds like she is going after voters. whether or not they are donald trump voters, you rarely want to criticize voters. 39 minutes after the hour. president obama meets with congressional leaders to discuss funding the federal government. mitch mcconnell will represent the republicans. nancy pelosi will represent the democrats. the fiscal year starts october 1st. >> business as usual. wells fargo insists it has made changes at the bank following the issue that dozens of employees were opening up fake accounts. some say management turned a blind eye when lines were crossed. in response, the bank tells cnn money it has made fundamental
changes to ensure our team members were not pressured to sell products. what about the culture? and will any executives lose their jobs or maybe give up their bonuses? a quick check on futures, wall street. the major averages lost 2%. investors are worried that the spigot may be turned off. the federal rate hike is looking more likely. it has been two days since the wells fargo creating phony accounts and people getting fees and fines. you know, customers are really mad. they are hopping mad. >> time is not one of those things that heals the anger. >> you cannot just fire 5,000 people. if that was the culture, how do you know that is over and what does it is a abosay about the b
just a few hours from now, a cease-fire is scheduled to go in effect in syria. secretary of state john kerry and russian foreign minister sergei lavrov reached agreement last week. and there are serious reservations about the truce after 90 people were killed over the weekend in air strikes. and our understanding is the attacks are continuing right now. let's go to senior correspondent arwa damon along the turkish/syrian border. this has been a very violent lead up to the cease-fire.
>> reporter: it really has. the sad reality is in the past, historically speaking, prior to the cease-fire or cessation of hostilities, the target was a marketplace where at least 60 people were killed and they had gone out to go shopping ahead of the holiday. that muslim holiday that began today. the reservations that the rebel groups have are on a number of fronts, john, when it comes to that agreement between the u.s. and russia. they feel as if the agreement, in fact, gives the regime the upper hand to a certain degree. they are concerned about the fact that the u.s. and russia would potentially be cooperating, not when it comes to the targeting of isis, but when it comes to the group that
is formerly known as the al-nusra, which is deemed a terrorist organization. the frontlines were not clearly defined and they could be targeted and the targeting of the particular group could give the regime a battle line advantage. they have not come out and flat out rejected it just yet. john, the fact humanitarian aid reach those in need. >> i hope they get it. arwa damon for us. thank you. in south korea, defense officials fear north korea may prepare to conduct another nuclear test. they say they are getting ready for the quote worst-case scenario. world leaders condemning the nuclear tests and calling for
new sanctions. north korea calling that threat laughable. will ripley is live with the claims that north korea is making here. >> reporter: absolutely, christine. in fact, during the overnight hours. the japanese prime minister here in tokyo met with the officials from the japanese-defense forces. called it an unprecedented issue. he said these missiles have reached the waters around the japanese mainland. too close for comfortable japanese officials and u.s. military which has 50,000 troops stationed here. in south korea, one of the top diplomats now saying preparing for a worst-case scenario. the worst being a nuclear strike
by north korea. south korea and u.s. preparing for the thaad missiles. we have heard from the rhetoric saying they are developing weapons systems to specifically strike north korean leadership. saying that it could target kim jong-un himself. propaganda and k-pop and south korea news and messages that life is better on the south side of the border. you can see how all of this continues to escalate much to the chagrin of the united states. it looks like there is not more help from china. today, their ministry of foreign affairs said the nuclear tension is the fault of the united states. they may enforce sanctions, they may not take any steps to deescalate the situation. >> in that that is an
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emotional day as americans remember the thousands of lives lost on september 11th 15 years ago. ceremonies at ground zero and pentagon and shanksville. and the national football league called on the presidents to commemorate 9/11. president obama and former president george w. bush with video messages. they aired during the afternoon
games. there was a special showing for the patriots and cardinals match up. >> we remember the souls that boarded flights and showed up for work at the world trade center. reported for duty at pentagon and started their shifts at police and fire stations. we honor them and salute their families. especially their children whose lives have come to embody america's resilience and hopefulness and compassion and our light. >> it is up to all of us to carry forward the legacy. when confronted by cowards who seek to destroy, we seek to build a better future. it is why so many citizens spend the day by giving back to the communities and paying forward a good deed. that is what we saw after the terrible attacks. that is how we build an america that reflects our values. >> to see the pictures of the
kids grown up. former president bush and laura bush led the coin toss during the cowboys game in texas. they were joined by two nypd officers who raced to ground zero 15 years ago. also before kickoff, a number of players staged protests. they did this to highlight injustice in policing. four miami players took a knee. the seahawks and chiefs locked arms in solidarity. monday morning, 57 minutes past the hour. the easy summer is over on wall street. be global markets under pressure. more selling today. on friday, stocks woke up. the dow tumbled 394 points. the nasdaq and s&p lost more than 2%. investors worry that global central banks are pulling back
on stimulus. a fed rate hike is likely. the s&p 500 up 4% for the year. the dow and nasdaq are higher year to date as well. folks, this is a reminder stocks don't only go up. tesla will update auto pilot software following safety questions. the driver assistance technology is blamed for a fatal accident in may. the new investigation will use radar, not just a camera to identify objects. the electric carmaker says that would have prevented the fatal crash when auto pilot did not see a white truck against a bright sky. finally clarity for users of the samsung galaxy note 7. you should turn it off and bring it in for a replacement. a lot of confusion since samsung warned two weeks ago the phone could catch fire.
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could damage the truce. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> good to see you. i'm john berman. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. we begin with breaking news overnight. she canceled a two-day trip to california because of her health situation. she was supposed to have fund-raisers with ellen degeneres and others. instead she is home in chappaqua with pneumonia. this is now talk of the campaign. donald trump and his allies were already questioning her health and fitness. her doctors consider she is recovering nicely. she was diagnosed on friday. we did not find out until yesterday. let's get more from joe johns. >> reporter: the clinton campaign canceled