tv Early Start With John Berman and Christine Romans CNN September 15, 2016 1:00am-2:01am PDT
hillary clinton ready to get back on the campaign trail after three days off fighting pneumonia. her campaign putting out more detailed medical information, but what question remains? and donald trump's health in the spotlight as he shares some, but not much information in a tv interview. after not attacking hillary clinton over her illness, a shift for trump, we will show you what he said. and some candidates keep things quiet. we continue to question transparency. new numbers you don't want to miss. welcome to "early start."
i'm george howell. >> i'm christine romans. it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. good morning. later today, hillary clinton returns to the campaign trail in north carolina and washington events. this is after a medical time-out for pneumonia diagnosed on friday, but not announced until friday which raised more criticism that clinton had not been trans paparentransparent. her campaign released a two-page letter from her doctor who says she is recovering well in pneumonia. this as polls shows her absence from the train and transparency issue showing polls are tight. we have cnn's jeff zeleny with the latest. >> reporter: hillary clinton heading back to the campaign trail. campaigning in north carolina today after three straight days at home in chappaqua recovering from pneumonia. the clinton campaign released a
letter from her doctor offering more insight into the medical condition. we learned that she in addition to be treated last friday for pneumonia, she saw the doctor for the persistent cough on the campaign trail. she has been treated for that and is on medication for the pneumonia. the question here is one of transparency. the clinton campaign acknowledges there were misstep here. she has been watching this from chappaqua. she has been trying to get everything straight after the doctor giving an overview to her condition. my impression is mr. clinton is healthy and not developed new medical conditions other than sinus and ear infection and pneumonia. she is recovering well with antibiotics and rest.
she continues to be fit and healthy to serve as president of the united states. the clinton campaign hopes this puts an end to it and puts pressure on donald trump to release information. the clintons realized they lost time here and eager to get back to campaigning. one adviser tells me her health, that first debate with trump now 11 days away. christine and george. >> that letter, jeff just mentioned does serve to answer some open questions about her health. we know from the last doctor letter released in 2015, clinton suffered an ear infection that required draining fluid. a c.a.t. scan of her brain. she also had a c.a.t. scan of her heart showing she is at low risk of heart disease. it includes medication for
hypothyroidism. our chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta has more. >> christine and george, we have more clarity, for example, as to what happened this past week with secretary clinton and diagnosis of pneumonia. we know she got a c.a.t. scan on friday, september 9th that showed the infection of her lung and started antibiotics. she had fevers and coughing fits that had been pretty well described. christine and george, we have more information from secretary clinton than mr. trump. these are not medical records. these are summaries of records. someone who is interpreting them
and delivering them to us. we can take them for what they are. part of the reason people have been asking for medical records is to have a more dispassionate unbiassed look at the records to determine the health of the candidates. dr. bardack said in her mind there is no question that secretary clinton is fit to lead, however. christine, george. >> sanjay, thank you for that. donald trump hosting a rally in ohio after soft pedaling, he targeted the subject of clinton's health since she fell ill over the weekend. >> i don't know, folks. you think hillary would be able to stand up here for an hour and do this? i don't know. i don't think so. i don't think so. now we have one left and in all fairness, she is lying in bed getting better. we want her better and back on the trail. right?
we want her back on the trail. >> trump's health is a mystery even after a made for tv moment after surprising dr. oz at the taping of "the dr. oz show." the reporters were not allowed in the show. let's bring in sunlen serfaty who is traveling with the trump campaign. >> reporter: good morning, george and christine. questions swirl around his campaign. donald trump is releasing details about his health today. the results of that physical he had last week. trump also sitting down to discuss his health in an interview that was taped on wednesday with dr. oz. that interview will air in full today. some audience members told cnn that trump says he doesn't exercise of much. he would like to lose between 15 and 20 pounds. he takes statin drugs to help
lower cholesterol. here is more what trump told dr. oz. he believes he feels good and has the stamina. >> let's talk about stamina. you use that word a lot. you are arguing the president has to have a tremendous amount of stamina. if elected, at age 70, you would be the oldest to enter the offe office. >> just about the same age as ronald reagan and hillary is a year behind me. i don't know if this makes sense, but i feel as good today as when i was 30. >> reporter: this is important to know that the donald trump campaign is releasing the medical summary, it is not the full release of what that physical shows nor is it the full detail of trump's medical records. far less detailed than what nominees released. still lacking a full and
complete picture of trump's health. >> sunlen, thank you. an awkward moment for donald trump. in flint, michigan, while addressing worshippers at the bethel united methodist church, the pastor who hosted trump interrupted him mid sentence. listen. >> hillary failed on the economy. just like she's failed on foreign policy. everything she touched did not work out. nothing. >> mr. trump, i invited you here to -- not to give a political speech. >> that's good. i'll get back to it. okay. >> the reverend says all people are welcome at her church, but pointed out trump's presence did not represent an endorsement. hillary clinton's dip in the
polls over honesty and transparency. a pair of new cnn/orc polls. in ohio, trump leads clinton by five points. 846% 46% to 41%. and questions over trust and honesty. voters consider trump more honest. and in florida, that is within the poll's margin of error. florida voters consider trump honest and trust worthy by a seven point margin. a surprise endorsement for gary johnson. conservative newspaper in new hampshire. "union leader" is calling johnson and bill weld bright
light of hope and reason in the dark times. this is an op-ed that reads as follows. the man is a liar, a bully, a buffoon. he denigrates any group that displeases him. and change political fews almost as often as he has changed wives. ford ending small car production in the u.s. a new report shows donald trump's populous proposals to end outsourcing would slam the economy. ford will move production of the c-max and focus models to mexico in the next two years. when production moves, other cars will be made. profit margins are slimmer than those on larger sedans. maintaining low labor cost is crucial. donald trump told a crowd in michigan that the u.s. should not allow the move to happen.
interestingly, a new report shows the economic policies would hurt the workers he says he wants to help. the plan would cost $1 trillion according to oxford economics with offices in the u.s. $4 million would be lost and consumer spending would tank. trade is the issue. trump wants to slam tariffs on goods from mexico, but parts and materials used to make the goods come from the u.s. the manufacturing sector would take a big hit. very interesting. the same day ford plans to transition all small car production to mexico. that is an issue that fueled trump's campaign. signs of hope for the fragile cease-fire in syria. a new deal to extend peace on the ground, but the aid is still not getting to the people who need it most. why? we are live in the middle east to find out next. ans don't cele the good enough canyon.
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welcome back to "early start." u.s. and russia agreeing to extend the cease-fire for another 48 hours. the state department admits there were violations of the three-day old truce. not a single fatality has happened since the truce happened. the pictures, jomana karadsheh, of the trucks waiting to get in is just heartbreaking. jomana karadsheh is tracking the latest from amman, jordan. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, christine. it is day three of the u.s. and russia brokered truce. so far, no significant incidents of violence in the areas covered by this agreement. there have been some violations as you mentioned. according to a monitoring group, there have been zero combat deaths in the areas covered by
the truce. now when it comes to humanitarian aid, this is a major issue. we have not seen movement. the agencies have their trucks loaded with humanitarian aid. it is on the turkish side of the border with syria. they have not crossed yet. they want safe passage. before they get guarantees from the regime and opposition there will be safe passage for them. there have been incidents in the past in other truces where they were caught up in fighting erupted as they tried to deliver aid. they want to make sure this does not happen. they want the united states and russia to put pressure on the groups. that they have influence on the ground to make sure they are provided with this safe passage.
so far at this point, no movement yet. the main priority is rebel held eastern aleppo, up to 300,000 people there in eastern aleppo, really running low on the most basic supplies, food, medicine and fuel to run the generators for their field hospitals in the part of the country where there is no electricity. dire conditions. as the u.n. waits for the guarantees, these people are waiting for the aid still. jomana karadsheh in amman, thank you. >> the university of north carolina rocked by rape allegations against one of its football players. why the accuser went public. that story next. wahhhh righ stoma watch this!... >>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.
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inaction by authorities and the university. the district attorney says they are not dragging their feet and an investigation is ongoing. >> is there evidence that proves the case beyond a reasonable doubt. i think the unc police department has been working in that vain. it can take a long time to gather that type of evidence. >> artest is charged with a misdemeanor. the atlantic coast conference is following the ncaa saying it is moving the conference championships out of north carolina. it is in response to the transgender bathroom law. the nba also boycotted north carolina by pulling its all-star game out of charlotte and moving it to new orleans. super typhoon living up to its name hitting the chinese mainland with heavy rain and
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pneumonia. now her campaign putting out new medical information. is it enough to quiet the critics? after a few days laying off hillary clinton's health, donald trump taking not so subtle jabs at hillary clinton on the stump, but facing questions over medical information he is releasing. and fascinating polls with both candidates accused of not being forthcoming. one is being hurt by the lack of transparency. new states that could decide the election. ahead. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm george howell. hillary clinton is back on the campaign trail after taking a time-out from pneumonia. she was diagnosed with pneumonia on friday, but it wasn't announced until sunday which raised more criticism and questions about the candidate and issues of transparency.
clinton's campaign released more information on wednesday. a two-page letter from clinton's doctor who saying she is recovering well from pneumonia. new poll numbers show clinton's absence from the campaign trail and issue of transparency may have taken a toll. cnn's jeff zeleny has the latest. >> reporter: christine and george, hillary clinton heading back to the campaign trail in north carolina today after three straight days at home in chappaqua recovering from pneumonia. late yesterday, the clinton campaign released a letter from her doctor. offering more information and insight into the medical condition. we learned she in addition to being treated last friday from pneumonia, she saw the doctor one friday prior to that for the persistent cough on the campaign trail. she has been treated for that and now on medication for ten days for pneumonia. the question here is one of
transparency. the clinton campaign acknowledges there were misstep here. she has been watching this from chappaqua and they were trying to release the letter from the doctor. let's look at one of the summaries from the doctor giving an overview to her condition. my overall impression is mrs. clinton has remained healthy and not developed new medical conditions over sinus and ear infections and recently diagnosed pneumonia. she is recovering well. she continues to remain fit to serve as president of the united states. they hope it puts pressure on donald trump to release more information. the clintons are eager to get back to campaigning. the top priority of the clinton campaign, one adviser tells me, her health. that first debate with donald
trump now only 11 days away. christine and george. >> 11 days away. the letter that jeff mentioned from clinton's physician answers open questions about her health. we know since the last letter released she suffered an ear infection and she had a c.a.t. scan of her brain which showed the concussion has resolved. she had a c.a.t. scan of her heart which shows her of low risk for heart disease. she is on a blood thinner and on hypothyroid medication. >> christine and george, i think we have a bit more clarity as to what happened this past week with secretary clinton and diagnosis of pneumonia. we know she got a c.a.t. scan on
friday, september 9th, which showed the infection of her lung. we also know she was having difficulty up to a week before that. having fevers and these coughing fits which have been described. christine and george, i want to emphasize again, we clearly have more information as things stand right now from secretary clinton than we do from mr. trump. we still, these are not medical records. these are summaries of records by someone who is interpreting them. we need someone to have an unbias look at the summaries. there is no question that secretary clinton is fit to lead, according to clinton's
doctor. >> thank you. donald trump in ohio last night. after days of soft pedaling, he targeted the subject for the first time since she became ill over the weekend. listen. >> i don't know, folks, you think hillary would be able to stand up here for an hour and do this? i don't know. i don't think so. i don't think so. now we have one left and in all fairness, she is lying in bed getting better. we want her better and back on the trail. we want her back on the trail. >> at the same time, trump's own health is something of a mystery after this made for tv moment where he surprised dr. oz with a physician's letter of his own health at a taping of the show. reporters were not allowed inside. for the latest on that, let's bring in cnn's sunlen serfaty who is traveling with the trump campaign in ohio. >> reporter: good morning, george and christine.
questions continue to swirl around his campaign, donald trump is releasing some details about his health today. the trump campaign plans to release a one-page medical summary. some of the reports of the physical he had last week. trump sitting down to discuss his health in an interview with dr. oz. that interview will air later today in full. some of the audience members leaving that taping told cnn he doesn't exercise much. he would like to lose 15 to 20 pounds and he does take drugs, statin drugs to lower cholesterol. here is more of what he said to dr. oz. >> let's talk about stapmina. you argue the president has to have a tremendous amount of stamina. if elected, you would be the
oldest person to enter the office. >> just about the same age ronald reagan and hillary is a year behind me. based on my life. i don't know if this makes sense. i feel as good today as i did when i was 30. >> reporter: it is important to know that the trump campaign while they are planning on releasing medical summaries, it is not the full release of what that physical shows nor is it the full details of trump's medical records. far less details than previous nominees released. still lacking a full picture of his health. george and christine. >> thank you for that. an awkward moment for donald trump at a church in flint, michigan. addressing worshippers at the bethel united church wednesday when the pastor, hosting him, reverend faith green timmons interrupted him. listen. >> hillary failed on the
economy. just like she has failed on foreign policy. everything she touched did not work out. now hillary clinton -- >> mr. trump, i invited you here to address us. not to give us a political speech. >> okay. okay. >> she says all are welcome at her church, but she pointed out trump's presence does not represent an endorsement. you mentioned earlier the dip in the polls for hillary clinton. way down by questions of honesty and transparency. one poll looking more promising for donald trump in swing states. look at ohio. trump ahead by five points. 46% to 41%. if you dig deeper there, it is the independent voters in the buckeye state that are fueling trump's surge. questions about hillary
clinton's honesty are a big factor for voters in ohio. polls show they consider trump more honest by a 12 point margin. in florida, donald trump leading the polls there. and it is independent voters leaning trump's way. 48% to 38%. florida voters consider trump more honest than clinton. >> a surprise endorsement for gary johnson. the new hampshire newspaper, "union leader" throwing support to the libertarian ticket calling johnson and weld, a bright light of hope and reason in the dark times. about trump, the publisher says this is an op-ed. a bully and baffoon. he has dishonored military veterans and their families. he challenged political views as often as he has changed wives.
more trouble for wells fargo. the department of justice issued subpoenas to wells fargo for the opening of the fake accounts. the probe is still in the early stages. it is not clear if the bank faces charges. the ceo will be questioned next week. stumpf says he is sorry for the fake account scandal. he will not step down. he charged the executive who is late e slated to retire with a $124 million payout. the house oversight committee request that they turnover documents about the sales targets. this is the early innings. there will be investigations and scrutiny on the business model
of the company and how that permeated the culture. this is not widespread. >> this is the story where we are just at the beginning. signs of hope in syria for a fragile cease-fire. there is a new deal there to extend peace on the ground, but the humanitarian aid is still not getting to the people who need it most. we will look into why as "early start" continues.
unfortunate unfortunately, there is no humanitarian aid in need for the hundreds of thousands of people who need it. cnn's jomana karadsheh is in amman, jordan. let's talk about the cease-fire. there have been more violations. no lives lost. is it considered successful? >> reporter: well, so far, as we heard from u.n. officials, we are seeing a significant drop in violence. we are talking about no major incidents taking place in the areas covered by the truce three days into it. there has been some sporadic violence. described as violations by both sides, but so far, none of this is significant and the most important news, we heard from monitoring group there has been zero combat deaths in the areas where the truce is in effect. this is really unusual in a
conflict where we report daily violence. most critical here is humanitarian aid and no movement on that front. >> jomana, to that point, can you give us the understanding of the hold up of the humanitarian aid given the cease-fire is holding up to some degree? >> reporter: george, according to the agencies, they have truckloads of aid on the turkish side of the border ready to roll and get into the besieged areas. we heard the critical area is rebel held eastern aleppo where thousands of people are in need of that aid. the u.n. says they need guarantees of safe passage. they need this from the regime and they need it from opposition fighters that this aid will be delivered and that their trucks and drivers will be safe and fighting will not erupt when the aid deliveries are taking place.
this is something that has happened in the past. they are still waiting for the guarantees. when it comes to aleppo, they want to move through a contested area and the main road which changed hands with the regime and opposition fighters. it is under regime control. we heard yesterday that the syrian army will withdraw, but still no signs of that yet. >> jomana karadsheh live for us in amman, jordan. thank you for the reporting. michael mccull says he misspoke when he claimed wednesday that russian hackers targeted the republican national convention in the same they struck the dnc. he says he meant in addition to the dnc hack, political operatives have also been targets. all right. to money news. the new iphone 7 hits stores
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of inaction by authorities and university. the local d.a. says they are not dragging their feet, but the investigation is ongoing. >> is there evidence that proves this case beyond a reasonable doubt? i think the unc police department has been working in that vain. it can take a long time in certain cases to gear that type of evidence. >> he is charged with sexual battery and assault. both misdemeanors. the atlantic coast conference following the ncaa lead announcing moving the conference championships out of neutral sites in north carolina. it's response to the transgender bathroom law known as house bill 2. the nba boycotted north carolina by pulling the all-star game out of charlotte and moving it to new orleans. super typhoon meranti hitting the mainland china with
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the floor and supply chains. these are seasonal positions. u.p.s. expects so bring on 95,000 seasonal workers. "early start" continues right now. >> hillary clinton ready to get back on the campaign trail after three days off fighting pneumonia. her campaign putting out information to quiet critics. and donald trump's health also in the spotlight as he shares some, but not much information in a tv interview and after not attacking hillary clinton over her illness, a shift for trump. and as both candidates keep personal details quiet, questions about transparency grow. which candidates lead in the polls? new numbers you don't want to miss. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm george howell.
it is thursday, september 15th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. hillary clinton back on the campaign trail after taking a medical time-out for pneumonia. events in north carolina and washington. she was diagnosed friday with pneumonia, but it wasn't announced until sunday which raised more questions about the candidate and issues of transparency. in the effort to ease concerns, she released more information on wednesday. a two-page letter from her doctor saying she is recovering well from pneumonia. the polls she absence from the campaign trail and issue of transparency is taking a toll. jeff zeleny has the latest. >> reporter: christine and george, hillary clinton back on the campaign trail campaigning in north carolina today after three straight days at home in chappaqua recovering from pneumonia. late yesterday, the clinton campaign released a letter from her doctor.
offering more information and insight into the medical condition. we learned that she, in addition to be treated last friday for pneumonia, she saw the doctor for the persistent cough we heard on the campaign trail. she has been treated for that and now on medication for ten days for pneumonia. now the question here has been one of transparency. the clinton campaign acknowledges there were misstep here. she has been off the campaign trail watching all this from her home in chappaqua. they were trying to get their politics right by releasing this letter from the doctor. let's take a look at one of the summaries here from the doctor basically giving an overview to her condition. she says this, my overall impression is that mrs. clinton has remained healthy and has not developed new medical conditions this year other than a sinus and ear infections and diagnosed pneumonia. she is recovering well with antibiotics and