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lendingtree: when banks compete, you win. ♪ president obama calling donald trump unfit for the presidency, hitting him with attack after attack. meantime, donald trump unveils the child care plan that he and his daughter put together. nearly two days into syria's cease-fire, and peace seems to be holding but desperate needed humanitarian aid is still not reaching hundreds of thousands of syrian civilians. >> simone biles, venus and serena williams all have been hacked. russian hackers breaking into the anti-doping database
stealing information from these huge stars. good morning, i'm george howell. >> nice to see you again, george. i'm christine romans. it's wednesday, september 14th. it's 4:00 a.m. in the east. new information about hillary clinton's recovery from pneumonia. her campaign announced she will return to the stump tomorrow. she was catching up on reading, reading books, that is. making phone calls and watching president obama campaign for her in philadelphia. >> this is not me going through the motions here. i really, really, really want to elect hillary clinton. >> that's four -- five really. president obama hitting the trail from 2008 to 2012, vigorously defending hillary clinton saying she's being held to an unfair standard. and hammering donald trump. and saying you can't grave the presidency on a curve.
cnn's michelle kosinski was in philadelphia. she's got more for us this morning. ry, george and christine, president obama stood at the philadelphia steps here, yep, the ones from "rocky" showing he was here to support hillary clinton and to punch back repeatedly and directly calling her by name. and he got specific, too. including trump's praising of russian president vladimir putin. listen. >> think about what's happened it to the republican party, right? they used to be opposed to russia and authoritarianism, and fighting for freedom and fighting for democracy. and now, their nominee is out there praising a guy, saying he's a strong leader. because he invades smaller countries. jails his opponents. controls the press.
and drives his economy into a long recession. and when they interview or ask him why do you support this guy, he's a strong guy. look, he's got an 82% poll rating. s saddam hussein had a 90% poll rating. >> reporter: he called out trump for his knowledge, his business dealings, even his charity work and said he was hiding his tax return. i mean, this is more of what we can expect from president obama who is expected to spend much more time on the campaign trail when his schedule allows next month. george and christine. >> michelle kosinski, thank you. the health of the republican nominee and his transparency is also on the spotlight. donald trump sits down with an interview with dr. oz. that show will air tomorrow. dr. oz told fox news he will ask
trump what he called pointed questions but also awon't delve into areas where trumps deserves privacy. >> it's his decision. you know, look, the metaphor for me is it's a doctor's os, the studio. if he puts limitation, i'll acknowledge them. hillary clinton's health has been on the spotlight after she was seen stumbling at ground zero. and the announcement that she have been diagnosed with pneumonia two days earlier. donald trump was in another swing state, pennsylvania to unveil his child care program. trump was introduced by his daughter ivanka who helped draft that child care proposal. cnn's sara murray is with the campaign and has the latest for us. >> reporter: good morning, george and christine, donald
trump traveled here to the suburbs of philadelphia, to make his case for voters, the kind of people he hopes to win come november. and he made a pitch for a few more public policy proposals. he said he's going to push for six more weeks of paid leave for women for child care. and designed to offset the cost of child care not just the parents of both parents working but also for families who have a stay at home parent. his daughter joined him on the campaign trail to help make that pitch and trump insists that all of the plans will be paid for. >> the maternal leave will be paid straight out of the unemployment insurance plan. and again, the safety net will be completely paid for through savings within the program. there are more reforms and solutions in our child care plan, and you can review them all on the website. on thursday, i will outline my
full economic plan, which is completely paid for through economic growth and proposed federal budget savings. it's going to be something special. like this country hasn't seen in many, many decades. >> reporter: but you see there, he's not offering a whole lot of detail yet on how he's going to pay for it. that should come thursday in an economic speech we're expecting in new york. back to you, guys. >> that will be certainly interesting. thank you, sara for that. let's dig deeper into trump's child care plan. trump now has three main proposals for working families. his workers do not pay maternal leave. they could get six weeks paid maternal leave. job else benefits. critics say this leaves out fathers. second, will have a dependent care savings account, getting a tax bake break for anybody who
saves up to $2,000 a year. finally, parents could deduct the average cost of child care in their state, based on their child's aage. some warn that this would invite employers to drop their paid lead. staying ti ining stick it to th. it would fund that by ridding the unemployment insurance system of fraud which is has $3.4 billion a year in fraud. new this morning, the former secretary colin powell is calling trump an international disgrace and an international pariah. powell has said is that on dc leaks and then on buzzfeed. in that same mail, trump is in the process of destroying himself, no need for the dems to attack him."
a spokesman has confirmed the authenticity of the e-mails. and looking into trump's claritiable foundation. trump's foundation made to florida attorney general pam bondi's campaign in 2013. just two days later, bondi decided against joining sneiderman. the irs fines trump $2500 for using a nonprofit foundation to make a political gift. the hacker who breached the democratic national committee and aforced the resignation of chairwoman debbie wasserman schultz has just released more details, guccifer 2.0.
welcome back to "early start." we are well into the second day of a fragile cease-fire in syria, so, the truce appears to be holding there. but desperately needed humanitarian aid has yet to reach hundreds of thousands of civilians there caught in the cross fire of that bloody civil war. first, they need guarantees of security from all of the parties involved in the conflict. our senior international correspondent fred pleitgen is live in damascus syria, following developments there. fred, good morning to you. what more do we know about what's holding up that process? >> reporter: well, it's an
extremely complicated process that's going on here. there's several things, on the one hand there's those security guarantees you've been talking about, of course not just from the civilian government but various factions as well. the u.n. wants to have some of these convoys rich fate from turkey because that's actually as close as they can get to aleppo to get the convoys in there. the syrian government said no convoy will enter the area without the express consent of the syrian government and the united nations, especially convoys originating from turkey. so you have a lot of bureaucratic hold jum on the one hand. and then you have a lot of security holdup on the other hand. the u.n. negotiating with various factions to make sure they guest past them and also from the syrian government to make sure they get a corridor that actually leads into aleppo. these holdups can be very long and tedious. you have the syrian authorities who want to inspect all of the
convoys. they want to know exactly what's on them. they'll have issues with the items on them. that alone will hold this up for hours, if not for days. the u.n. working very hard. and the cease-fire, at least for a time being seems to be holding. we are getting some reports of breaches especially in the aleppo area which is one of the most contested and violent areas since the cease-fire took effect. by and large there's been a significant decrease in violence. >> our senior international correspondent fred pleitgen, thank you for reporting. the white house is thinking about increasing the number of refugees aloud in the united states in 2017 to at least 110,000. that represents a 57% increase since 2015. the administration's refugee policy has been a divisive issue on the campaign trail. donald trump calling for a temporary ban.
hillary clinton calling for the opposite. the former president of size real simone perez is sedated and on a respirator this morning this after suffering a stroke. listed in stable condition. the 93-year-old suffered significant bleeding land undergo several more evaluations in the coming hours. perez retired from public office back in 2014 after serving seven terms as president. he's been involved in israeli politics for more than half a search are oye. russian hackers breaking into the world anti-doping agency arevealing major medical records from major stars. we'll hear simone biles' response, next. proven to regrow new hairs up to 48% thicker. revive your va va voom. and save on any rogaine®.
a cyber attack on the world anti-doping agency and russian hackers are suspected, in this case, exposing the medical records of well-known american athletes from tennis stars venus and serena williams to olympic gymnast simone biles and many more. the hackers indicated that the an aleasts tested positive for doping. the agency dismisses those claims. cnn's matthew chance, good morning to you. some feel this could be retaliation for russian olympics who were banned for doping from the rio games. >> yeah, the allegation, george, is, of course, this anonymous hacking group which has been termed rather fancy bears is backed by the russian security services. the secret services and has a
military, kind of security origin here in russia. in fact, the world anti-doping agency issued a statement confirming that this hack had taken place. they've been informed by law enforcement authorities that the attacks originated out of russia. let it be known, they say that the criminal acts are greatly compromising the efforts of the global anti-doping agency to establish trust in russia. that's a reference to the fact that russian athletes, that track and field athletes were banned from olympic games, all of them, and all the paralympic athletes were banned from the paralympic games as well. so there's an ax to grind in russia and awhen it comes to anti-doping authorities. having said that, the kremlin have distanced themselves from these allegations and from this hack. a spokesman for the kremlin has said without hesitation, any involvement on such actions on the part of the russian state is
absolutely out of the question. and so, as they've done in the past, the russian government has distanced themselves from this hack. saying it has nothing to do with their security services. >> specifically pointing out that the state now involved. matthew chance live for us in moscow, matthew, thank you for the reporting. and the aclu said to offer a campaign for president obama to pardon edward snowden. the former leaker is expected to appear on a video link from russia. he's living in exile in russia. the president has said as snowden's leak damaged the u.s., he should face charges if he returns to this country. the pardon campaign coincides with the release of the oliver stone film "snowden" which hits authorities friday. former intelligence officer chelsea manning could be the first to receive gender transition surgery while in prison. you'll remember that manning is serving a 35-year sentence for
giving classified information on u.s. military operations to wikileaks. her attorneys a her government's refusal led to a suicide attempt in july. they say manning just ended a hunger strike after the military has okayed her treatment. >> and heavy brains. pedram javaheri has the greatest for us. >> and george and christine, look at this pop-up system, really a surprise system at this time yesterday, a disturbed area of tropical weather. within this point, 16 hours we have a tropical storm julia. from savannah and charleston as well. we do have tropical storm warnings have been issued across his region of northern florida and southern georgia. watch as his pushes through
charleston. could see two to four inches, some areas, six inches of rainfall before this storm is done with. your wednesday forecast, look at this, east coast, still pushing up into the 90s. 94 degrees out of washington, d.c. notice how the cooling trend has already been restored in places like chicago. that's coming our way. you can obviously see it around chicago, new york as well the next couple of days. here it comes, the cold front that helps push julia offshore as well. a couple of dry days, guys. president obama stumping for hillary clinton saying that he really, really, really -- really -- wants theory win. four reallys, christine. slamming donald trump unfit to be president. more with "early start." >>yikes, that ice cream was messing with you, wasn't it? try lactaid, it's real ice cream, without that annoying lactose. lactaid. it's the milk that doesn't mess with you. [ that's a good thing, eligible for medicare?
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everything from foreign policy to domestic economics, as donald trump pitches his plan to make child care more affordable. much needed humanitarian aid still not reaching hundreds of thousands of civilians in syria, nearly two days into the tenuous cease-fire. officials confirming there has been a significant drop in violence. still, security is not guaranteed. russian hackers breaking into the world anti-doping agency's database, leaking medical records from u.s. olympic stars. simone biles and venus and serena williams, and now threatening to release even more records. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> and i'm george howell. 30 minutes past the hour. new developments this morning on hillary clinton's recovery from pneumonia, her campaign announcing that she does plan to return to the stump tomorrow. clinton resting at home receiving get well flowers and catching up on reading, reading books that is, making campaign
calls and president obama campaigning for her in philadelphia. >> this is not me going through the motions here. i really, really, really, really want to elect hillary clinton. >> three reallys there. the president hitting the campaign trail with an intensity reminiscent of his energy in 2008 and 2012. defending hillary clinton, saying she's being held to an unfair standard, while hammering away at trump. the president also slammed the media for creating false equivalents between the two candidates saying you can't grade the presidency on a curve. cnn's mish sechelle kosinski is philadelphia with more. >> reporter: yes, president clinton was on the steps here of
"roc "rocky" punched back calling him by name which he always doesn't do. and listen. >> think about what's happened to the republican party. right? they used to be opposed to russia and authoritarianism, fighting for freedom and democracy. and now, their nominee is out there praising a guy, saying he's a stronger leader, because he invades smaller countries. jails his opponents. controls, the press and drives his economy into a long recession. and when they interview or ask him why do you support this guy. he's a strong guy. look, he's got an 82% poll rating. well, saddam hussein had a 90% poll rating. >> reporter: the president didn't hold back. i mean, he called out the
republican party saying they're fanning resentment and blame. he also called out trump for his knowledge, his business dealings, his charity work saying he was hiding his tax return. this is more of what we can expect from president obama who is expected to spend much more time on the campaign trail when his schedule allows next month. george and christine. >> the president is just itching, george, to get out on the campaign trail. his poll numbers are going up, right? >> 58%. >> 58%. and economic numbers are starting to look better, too. so, he's got kind of, you know, the wind at his back here. let's talk about those economic numbers that are getting better. >> yeah. >> because we've got this number. the middle class finally getting a raise. median household income in the u.s. jumping 5.2% last year. this according to an annual report from the census department. the average now above $56,000. stagnant wages have been a major criticism of the obama economy
until now. here's other numbers. the percentage of americans in poverty is shrinking. 13.5% in 2015. that's a drop from the previous year. you can see there are 3.5 million fewer people in poverty. some pulled out due to a program of food stamps. 33 million are living in poverty. frankly, you still have a higher number of people single household. 9.1% of americans are uninsured. campaigning for hillary clinton yesterday, president obama used the solid report to reflect on his economic achievements. >> more americans are working. more have health insurance, incomes are rising. poverty is falling. and gas is $2 a gallon. i didn't even -- thank you for reminding me. thanks, obama.
>> he even threw up his own card. women still make 80 cent to every dollar a man makes. it's so interesting on the campaign trail, you heard donald trump one of his big statistics, the average family has lost $4,000 in income since obama took office since the recession. that's not true anymore. you can see the numbers are now telling a different story. after several years of job growth, wages, family income is rising. >> but it's the perception that trump has that some people hope he's able to capitalize on. >> absolutely. these are people who are working, right? if you're still left behind, if you're not working these numbers are sort of, quote, comfort. poverty too high but going in the right direction. a discussion that everyone welcome. >> a popular president taking
these numbers right out to the voters and using it to defend hillary clinton. donald trump health also in the spotlight and the issue of transparency, as he sits down for an interview with dr. oz. that show is set to air tomorrow. oz told fox that he will ask trump what he called pointed questions, but also won't delve into areas where trump wants privacy. listen. >> it's his decision. you know, look, the metaphor for me is this is a doctor office, the studio. so i'm not going to ask him questions he doesn't want to have answered. if he puts limitations, i'll acknowledge them. oz has said he won't talk about anyone else on the show, especially hillary clinton. her health has drawn the spotlight after she was seen here stumbling at the ground zero memorial service and the fact that she was diagnosed with pneumonia two days before that. last night, trump was in
pennsylvania, another swing state unveiling his child care plan, this time introduced by his daughter ivanka who helped craft that proposal. cnn's sara murray is with the trump campaign and has the very latest for us. >> reporter: good morning, george and christine, donald trump traveled here to the suburbs of philadelphia to make his case to women and to suburban voter, the kind of people he's going to need to win if he hopes to win pennsylvania come november. he made a pitch for a few more policy proposals. saying he's going to push for six weeks more paid leave maternity for women who don't already receive that benefit through their employers. and also announced a new set of child care subsidies, this is designed, of course, to offset the cost of child care not just for parents who are working but also for parents who have a stay-at-home parent. trump insisted that all of these plans will be paid for. >> this maternal leave will be paid straight out of the unemployment insurance fund. and again, the safety net will
be completely paid for through savings within the program. there are more reforms and solutions in our child care plan. and you can review them all on the website. on thursday, i will outline my full economic plan which is completely paid for through economic growth and proposed federal budget savings. it's going to be something special. like this country hasn't seen in many, many decades. >> reporter: but you see there, he's not offering a whole lot of detail yet on how he's going to pay for it. that should come thursday in an economic speech we're expecting in new york. back to you, guys. >> thanks, sara. you know, the discussion about more support for working families is something that is really needed in this country. the six weeks paid maternal leave out of unemployment benefits. some are saying that doesn't go far enough.
that's tapping a different kind of safety net program for something you want to really encourage companies to offer this. will that discourage companies from offering maternity leave if it becomes a government issue. in industrialized nations the average maternal leave is 17 weeks' paid. we're still, on progress with this country on maternal leave, the bar is way down here compared to other countries. >> this is not typically a republican issue. the burning question, and sara got to the heart of it, how are you going to pay for it? >> right. we're going to hear more on economic proposals. also former secretary of state colin powell calling donald trump an international disgrace, an international pariah. powell's conversation leaked in private e-mails taped by dc leaks. and saying trump is in the process of destroying himself. no need for dems to attack him.
a powell spokesperson has confrmed that these e-mails are authentic. letters that cnn obtained from a source show that eric schneiderman's office is inquiring about a $25,000 donation that trump's foundation made to florida to the attorney general's campaign in 2014. days later, pam bondi's office decided against joining eric schneiderman in a case against trump university. both trump and bondi said it was not tied to any favors. guccifer 2.0, the hacker who breached the democratic national committee and forced the resignation of chairman debbie wasserman schultz has just released more documents that reveal about donor, detailing about the i.t. infrastructure
and memos from hillary clinton's running mate tim kaine from his days as governor of virginia. there do not appear to be any other memos or documents. five years of a terrible bloody, a calm seems to be celtsing over syria, nearly two days in the country's cease-fire. but major obstacles still standing in the way of providing aid to the people who need it. cnn, live in syria, next. nic acd it plumps skin cells with intense hydration and locks it in. for supple, hydrated skin. hydro boost. from neutrogena
we are well into the second day of a fragile cease-fire in syria. so far, that truce appears to be holding but desperately needed humanitarian aid still has not reached hundreds of thousanding of civilians caught in the cross fire of a bloody civil is war. agencies are ready to deliver food, medicine, water, but first guarantees of security from all party involved in the conflicts.
cnn international correspondent fred pleitgen tracking developments live in syria. certainly, you want that aid to get to the people who need it so desperately, fred. >> reporter: yeah, absolutely, christine. at the same time, we know it's a really tedious process, before on some of these aid convoice trying to go into besieged areas in the past, it's always been very difficult. on the one hand, the u.n. has to negotiate with a lot of remember groups and pro-government groups to try to get security guarantees for those convoys to actually make to their destination. just getting, for instance, into aleppo, you have to secure there are secure corridors into that town that is, of course, completely surrounded by syrian government forces. at the same time, the the syrian government has said that no convoys are allowed to go into besieged areas without the express consent of the syrian government and the united states nations, especially convoys originating from turkey. if we look at aleppo, that's
very close to the turkish border that's where the u.s. wants to bring in aid from. what we've seen in the past, the government wanting to inspect these convoys that have issues with medicine and other items. that caused massive holdup. on the one hand, on the other hand, you truce seems to be effective. they're cautiously optimistic. they hope that the cease-fire will last. they hope that the u.s. and russia will work together to make it last to cooperate against isis. at the same time, of course, in the past six years they've been disappointed so many times by the international community by their own politicians. no one getting overly optimistic at this point in time even though it's been a lot more since i've seen it in the past years. >> thanks for that report, fred. we'll continue to check in with you. to business news right now, the ceo of wells fargo said he's
welcome back to "early start" this morning, russian hackers are believed to be behind a cyber attack on the world anti-doping agency. exposing medical records of well-known american athletes including tennis stars serena and avenus williams and olympic gymnast simone biles. the hackers allege that the u.s. athletes tested positive for doping but the agency dismisses those claims. the attack could be retaliation for russian athletes being banned from the rio games for doping. cnn's matthew chance is following these developments. he's live in moscow. good morning, matthew. >> reporter: christine, hi. that's right, there's been quite
a scandal as a result of these hacking disclosures. the latest coming from alleged russian anonymous hacking groups. wada the world anti-doping agency said that it's been informed by local agencies that the attack originated from russia. and they issued a very strong statement letting it be known that the criminal acts are greatly compromising the effort of the anti-doping agency to establish trust in russia. as you mentioned the russian athletes were banned from the games in rio this year, because of allegations of state-sponsored doping. now, there's been a response already by several of the athletes who have been named in the united states. by this hacking disclosure. simone biles, of course, a four-time medal winner, gold medal winner in the rio games just a few weeks ago saying she has adhd and has taken medicine since a kid. this is a tweet she put out
earlier. fair play she continues is critical to sport and very important to you. so the crucial issue here on the part of the american athletes involved including the williams sisters is that they did take these substances but they did so within the framework aloud. they got exceptions because of medical conditions. and that essentially is a distinction between what they did and what the russian athletes were accused of doing and ban from the olympic games because of. and so, yes, still a very controversial situation has emerged here. >> matthew, what is the reaction from the russian side to this? what are the russians saying? >> well, the russians have obviously denied these. but the kremlin saying there's no question of the russian state or russian security forces being involved in this. they do have that because there isn't any concrete evidence that
these hacking groups, this one named fancy bear. and cozy bear, there's no concrete evidence, no smoking gun that it was them. but the substantial evidence, not the least of which the targets they pursue are political economics. nobody trying to empty your bank account. and the targets seem to be aligned with the russian political agenda. so targeting the friends of russia. they're targeting the perceived enemies of russia. and circumstantially, researchers say that points to an interesting situation. >> matthew, thank you for that. the strongest super typhoon of the year is barreling towards china and taiwan forcing evacuations there. super typhoon meranti is facts 200-mile-an-hour gusts. chinese media report schools and offices in taiwan are closed. and hundreds of flights
cancelled. authorities in taiwan reporting injuries. meranti is expected to hit the mainland china. >> you can see the person on the moped getting knocked down. meteorologist pedram javaheri has the latest on that. >> george and christine, you look at the storm system, this is the next tropical storm system formed very quickly within 24 hours to what is now tropical storm julia. 50-mile-an-hour sustained winds and 35-mile-per-hour gusts from savannah, jacksonville, to places like charleston going to get heavy rainfall out of this over the next several hours. notice the concentration across the low country of south carolina. generally two to four inches, some areas 6 inches possible. a dangerous go on the coast there in the next several hours. the storm system will eventually rain itself out.
so it's a shot-lived pattern. to the northeast, you want this to be short-lived as well, right? washington, a 94 degree day. boston going from the 80s to the 60s in just 24 hours. even in bangor, maine go to 70 from 80 degrees. it will make for a spectacular weekend across parts of the northeast. guys. >> pedram, thank you for that. let's get an early start on "your money" now. that eerily calm summer is officialdy gone. the dow has lost in three sessions. futures mixed. oil up. take a look. stocks plunged friday on worries the fed might raise rates soon. the market then bounced back monday. investors butting comments from the fed needing to raise rates. the dow dropping 258 points. energy stocks taking a big hit. the ceo of wells fargo says he's sorry. he's sorry for the fake account
scandal but he's not stepping down. jaump stumpf says this, we deeply regret a situation where a customer got a product they didn't request. the buck stops with all of us, including me. i'm the leader. the best thing i can do is lead the company, lead the company forward. there is criticism of the bank, the executive charged with the scandal is retiring with a $124 million pay package. meantime, 53 managers and supervisors of those managers have been fired. the bank is ending the structure in sales goal in view of the scandal as they could boost their own pay by hitting the sales target. the next stop for the ceo is congress. she told cnn, quote, this was a staggering fraud. investors drop in the stock. shares feld down 3% since the scandal broke. down 13% this year. by market cap, it's now the
second largest bank. the rival jpmorgan chase is now number one. the ceo also declined to say if he's talked to warren buffett, his company berkshire hathaway is the wells fargo competitor. >> this is a big story. >> the reason the stock is down, a big part of the company's business model is you come on board with a banking account, you get a mortgage and there are all of these other products to sell. that's what's been driving sort of a business model. in this case, critics say created this culture of cheating. >> well, is an apology, sorry, enough? >> for shareholders, they need more than sorry. they're losing money. >> "early start" continues right now. president obama calling donald trump unfit for the presidency. hitting trump with attack after attack. as trump unveils his child care plan that he and his daughter
ivanka put together. nearly two days into syria's cease-fire, peace there seems to be holding but desperately needed humanitarian aid, it's still not reaching the hundreds of thousands of civilians who need it. sim bone bulls, serena and venus williams all hacked, stealing and releasing medical data from these huge olympic stars. good morning, everybody. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> and i'm george howell. it's wednesday, september 14th, 5:00 a.m. in the east. hillary clinton's campaign announcing she does plan to turn to the stump tomorrow. clinton spent tuesday catching up on herri befing books. and making phone calls watching president obama campaign for her while in philadelphia. >> this is not me going through the motions here, i really,