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cars there. better selling cars there. this is what a globalized north american market looks like. trump is dead wrong according to ford. >> it takes a company now to fact check a presidential candidate. "early start" continues right now. breaking overnight. a big admission from the trump campaign saying once and for all, president obama was born in the usa, but it came hours after trump once again refused to concede that fact. what will donald trump say today at rnc headquarters? and hillary clinton back on the campaign trail after her brush with pneumonia. why she says the time off was useful and now what she will do to stop the slide in the polls. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm george howell. it is friday, september 16th.
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5:00 a.m. in the east. donald trump's campaign says for the first time that trump believes president obama was born in the united states. this would be a major reversal for the candidate who rode the birther movement five years ago. yesterday, trump told "the washington post" i'll answer that question at the right time. i don't want to answer it yet. hours later, trump's campaign want crediting him for ending the controversy years ago while blaming hillary clinton for bringing it up in the 2008 primary race. a trump campaign statement says quote in 2011, mr. trump was finally able to bring this ugly incident to its conclusion by successfully compelling president obama to release his birth certificate. mr. trump did a great service to the president and country by bringing closure to the issue that hillary clinton and her team first raised. now, there are two note worthy items to point out in that statement.
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it is factually incorrect. untrue that hillary clinton raised doubts about whether president obama was born in hawaii. that never happened. the statement came from the campaign and not trump. what will we hear from trump? will he say those words with the visit to the republican party headquarters later today? as for hillary clinton, she is back on the campaign trail trying to stop the back slide she experienced in the polls while sidelined with pneumonia. cnn's brianna keilar has more. >> reporter: good morning, christine and george. a spokesman for the trump campaign released a statement that says in part having successfully obtained president obama's birth certificate when others could not, mr. trump believes mr. obama was born in the united states. this is something we heard from top campaign officials before. this is not from trump.
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he questioned the birth place or dodged when asked to give an answer on the topic. does the candidate repeat what his campaign is saying? the timing is significant. this statement from a spokesman came hours after trump's comments to the washington post were published. the post asked him if obama was born in the u.s. he said i'll answer that question at the right time. i don't want to answer it yet. still he has not. hillary clinton then jumped on what he said. she said this while addressing the congressional hispanic caucus institute at the annual gala. >> today, he did it again. he was asked one more time, where was president obama born. and he still wouldn't say hawaii. he still wouldn't say america.
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this man wants to be our next president? when will he stop this ugliness? this bigotry? >> reporter: this playing out as donald trump is making a play for african-american voters or some see a play for voters who are turned off by what they believe is a very belated and thus far ineffective attempt to reach out to the black community. this is a key democratic voting block. hillary clinton has been losing ground on third party candidates. these birther comments, yes, particularly off putting to black voters because they are seen as an effort to delegitimize the first african-american president. and in flint, michigan, he called the pastor a nervous mess the day after she pretty calmly and briefly interrupted the address to the congregation.
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she asked him saying basically as they previously agreed to keep comments apolitical. >> thank you, brianna. all this after details to the economic plan by trump and made bold predictions. claiming his proposals could return america to the big growth days of the 1990s. >> in working with my economic team, we put together a plan that puts us on track to achieve that goal over the next ten years. our team estimates under our plan, the economy will average 3.5% growth and create a total of 25 million new jobs. >> he said his advisers want him to say 3.5% growth. he thinks it is 4% or larger. that hasn't happened since bill clinton was in office. you have to go back to the clinton years. take a look. the economy last had a 4% growth rate in 2000.
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companies are putting a computer on every desk. the internet. suddenly around the world companies and businesses could talk to one another. also two recessions. one under george w. bush. the one in 2007 and lasted 2009. president obama has created 9.7 million jobs in his eight years in office. 9.8 million jobs created after a brutal start to the recession. donald trump says this is the slowest growth rate since the depression. that is true. the economy coming out of the worst economic downturn since the depression. how is trump planning to reach 3.5% growth and adding 25 million jobs? he will unleash opportunity. cut taxes for americans and businesses. remove regulations.
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he will up energy regulation. he will slash all the old trade deals and make new ones in favor of u.s. companies. no president can walk in the white house and flip a switch and millions of new jobs. plenty of skepticism if this works. he will take time to get the programs established and he has to pass it through congress which could prove difficult. i'm reading all this analysis about the 25 million new jobs. some of the economists are saying, george, because of the aging of the american work force to have 25 million new jobs, you may have to increase immigration dramatically to bring in workers for that. you might actually have to raise the retirement age. two kinds of things you have to do to have a labor market to grow like that to have 25 million new jobs. it is interesting when you look at the details. >> especially with immigration. count counter.
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bring the ugly incident to conclusion by successfully compelling president obama to release his birth certificate. mr. trump did a great service to the president and country by bringing closure to the issue that hillary clinton and her team first raised. brian, first of all, that is factually inaccurate. >> her supporters did raise the question of the citizenship. no, clinton never tied to it. i think trump is trying to have it both ways here. he is trying to signal to his base and supporters who believe trump is illegitimate is with them. he has been signaling that by raising the issue and tweeting about it and talking about it. when we ask him about it, he says he doesn't talk about it anymore. at the same time, the campaign aides and spokesperson for the campaign says he does believe
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obama is an american citizen. he is trying to appeal to modera moderates. i think trump is trying to have it both ways. >> the democrats are seizing on the moment and saying we need to hear it from trump's mouth. otherwise he is playing both sides. >> absolutely. like brian said. it is transparent he is trying to appeal to birtherism and try to have as well the appeal to moderates. thought t throughout the campaign, we have seen trump go against surrogates time and time again. he has made it clear that the only person who speaks for trump is trump. for him to say it is satisfactory put out a statement signed by the communications director and not him and make it stand doesn't hold up. he will have to keep answering this question and the press should and will continue to ask him until he says one way or
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another what he believes on this issue. he will not get away with saying i don't talk about that anymore. >> the pressure is on now to see what he has to say at rnc headquarters. will he say those words? tal, in the meantime, hillary clinton on the campaign trail coming out to the song "i feel good." also seizing on the fact of the birther issue is front and center. >> absolutely. she recognizes that if she is going to beat donald trump, she needs to seize on the issues that are resonate with the american people. she has used the birtherism to illustrate the broader point where she claims donald trump appeals to racist supporters and he supports the alt-right. they believe that an effective
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strategy. for her, birther is a part of that and continue to raise the forefront to counteract what donald trump has done in the past few weeks to appeal to african-american communities. if she wants to keep that advantage, she has to keep bringing that issue up. >> brian, i want to talk about something donald trump joked about. at the new hampshire rally about the press. the press caught at teterboro. they were a half hour behind and he loved it. listen. >> i have really good news for you. i just heard the press is stuck on their airplane. they can't get here. i love it. so they're trying to get here now. they're going to be 30 minutes late. they called us and said could you wait. i said absolutely not. let's get going. right? >> this was a new low in the torture relationship with trump and traveling press corps. there were still cameras there. he wanted to be on television
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and he was able to be. the 20 members of the press that follow him around everywhere. from cnn and many news outlets. they were unable to get there in time. one reporter said this is the latest example of trump disrespecting our role as media members. this person said this was disregard for past traveling press corps. there is a plane. clinton has one now. the press is in the back of the plane. trump travels by himself. this is an example of trump not wanting to wait. playing to his audience and celebrating the fact the media wasn't there. >> thank you, brian. lots to go through. tal, thank you. talk to you soon. come back in a minute. ryan fitzpatrick letting out a year's of frustration on the buffalo bills. andy scholes has the bleacher report next. my belly pain and constipation?
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today. hillary clinton responding to the drama as she gets back on the campaign trail after get battling pneumonia. welcome back to "early start." i'm george howell. >> i'm christine romans. 31 minutes past the hour. breaking overnight. donald trump's campaign says for the first time the president was born in the united states. it would be a major reversal for a candidate who rode the birther controversy five years ago. yesterday, trump told "the washington post" quote i'll answer that question at the right time. i just don't want to answer it yet. hours later, the campaign was crediting him for ending the controversy years ago. crediting trump and blaming hillary clinton for first bringing it up during the 2008 primary race. a trump statement says this, mr. trump was finally able to bring this ugly incident to its
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conclusion by compelling president obama to release his birth certificate. mr. trump did a great service to the country and the president by bringing closure to the issue. >> it is important to point out two note worthy things. it is factually incorrect. it is untrue that hillary clinton raised doubts about whether or not obama was born in hawaii or not. and the statement came from the campaign and not donald trump himse himself. we may hear the candidate say the words at the republican party headquarters. in the meantime, hillary clinton was on the campaign trial trying to blunt momentum from trump's rise in the polls while she was sidelined with pneumonia. brianna keilar has more. >> reporter: good morning, christine and george. a spokesman for the trump campaign released a statement that says in part having
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successfully obtained president obama's birth certificate when others could not, we believe he was born in the united states. this is something we heard from top campaign officials before. we have not heard this from donald trump himself. this is a spokesman in the statement. for years, donald trump has openly questioned obama's birth place or dodged when asked to give a definitive answer on the topic. does the candidate repeat what his campaign is saying? the statement from the spokesman came hours after the comments of trump in "the washington post." he said i'll answer the question at the right time. i don't want to answer it yet. he still has not. hillary clinton then jumped on
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what he said at the hispanic annual gala. >> today, he did it again. he was asked one more time where was president obama born. and he still wouldn't say hawaii. he still wouldn't say america. this man wants to be our next president? when will he stop this ugliness? this bigotry? >> reporter: this playing out as donald trump says he is making a play for african-american voters or as some see a play for voters who are turned off by what they believe is a belated and ineffective attempt to reach out to the black community. a key democratic voting block. hillary clinton has been losing ground to third party candidates. she was quick to seize on trump's misstep. the birther comments, yes, particularly off putting to
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black voters because they are seen an an effort to deleg delegitimize the first black president. and the pastor of the flint, michigan church which he called a nervous mess. she asked him saying basically as they previously agreed to keep his comments apolitical. george and christine. >> brianna keilar. thank you. let's talk about the change to the tax plan. his big speech yesterday says he would cut taxes by $4.4 trillion over ten years. >> by lowering rates, streamlining deductions and simplifying the process, we will add millions and millions of new jobs. in addition because we have strongly capped deductions for the wealthy and closed special interest loopholes, the tax
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relief will be concentrated on the working and middle class. they will receive the biggest benefit and it won't even be close. >> here's the plan. cut the current seven brackets to three. houses earning less than $75,000 will pay 12%. $75,000 to $225,000 will pay 25%. low and middle income earners would have no tax burden at all. the campaign doesn't explain how to raise the standard deduction. and the child care deductions and tax-free dependent account. companies would pay 10% tax and bringing foreign profit back to the u.s. companies could write off building factories or manufacturing. this would unleash regulation. this is all something that would
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cost $2.6 trillion. you would have tax cuts and more defense spending and not touch the safety net. how would you do that? the campaign claims $1.8 trillion by growth induced savings. the economy would simply grow so fast, people and businesses pay more money and taxes. $800 billion more in the penny plan. the idea to cut 1% from all non safety net or non military spending. that is all that 19%. the bottom line. those programs make up 19% of the u.s. budget. social security and medicare are more expensive. he would not touch those. economists taking issue with that spending reduction. it focuses on the very area that doesn't need to be cut. others say it is a 1% a year. not a big deal. already consternation how you get to these numbers.
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it shows you the blueprint and aspirations of what he would focus on. >> the economic plan and the birther issue. hillary clinton back on the campaign trail. we haven't gotten to the fact that donald trump was on "the tonight show." we will have more on that and much more next.
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all right. it's friday morning. boy it is a packed day in politics. trump refusing to say president obama was born in the u.s. then campaign releases a statement saying no, he was born in the u.s. all of the viral moments with trump on tv. let's bring in tal kopan live in the washington bureau and our media correspondent brian stelter. nice to see you. tal, i want to start with the birther issue. i almost have to pinch myself
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that we are at this stage. he was born in hawaii i think in 1961. look, donald trump, his team at least, is saying we agree he was born in the united states. donald trump has not said this. in admitting the president is born in the united states, the team almost taking a swipe and taking credit for putting it all to rest, tal. it is really unusual. >> it is a remarkable thing we're seeing on a number of levels. first of all, the idea that a candidate refuses to say something himself. i think refuses is fair. he has been given numerous opportunities and asked directly multiple times. will you say in your own words that barack obama was born in the united states as he has. he has evaded that every single time. you have his campaign, all of his surrogates have said it, kellyanne conway said this last
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week. the candidate himself refuses to say it. which is remarkable. for them to put out the statement that claims credit like they have done a service by having the birth certificate released, which of course, followed years of insinuations and demands and refusal to accept the first african-american president was born in the united states. it is remarkable. >> that statement saying hillary clinton is the one that campaign brought the issue front and center. brian, that is untrue. >> there are some people unsympathetic in 2008 would were talking about the idea. the campaign itself. this is the original sin. the birtherism. it rose him to political prominence. it is amazing that here on the front page of "the washington post" this morning. it is because the post asked
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about it yesterday. trump refused to say whether he believes obama was born in hawaii. it is outlandish thing we are talking about this in the general election. it is because trump will not disavow the comments. >> is he trying not to alienate the birthers who support him? he is also trying to nod to moderates that i know that's crazy talk. >> that is what has happened. he is speaking to both sides. he did this on immigration. keep in mind, birtherism is more than a conspiracy theory about the president's legitimacy. it is a symbol for whether you respect and appreciate the president or hate him and do not believe he is legitimate. there are republicans in polls who believe i believe president obama is a muslim. do they think he is a muslim or saying i dislike this respect. i do not consider him my president. it is a symbol or code. and donald trump by not going to the step by saying with his own
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words that he believes the president is not a citizen sgrch. >> tal, i want to bring you in about hillary clinton on the campaign trail and now seizing on birther issue. >> that is right. her campaign perceives this as a place to get advantage on. now the polls are tightening. now she will look at any area that is a winning area with undecided voters or squishy voters would may change their mind. she will hit this hard. donald trump has made an effort to appear like he is reaching out to the african-american community and appearing in front of black churches. she will do everything she can to question his motivation and president fact she is bringing up that he has gotten into a little bit of a spat with the
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pastor of the black church. afterwards, he went to interviews criticizing her in a way or disparaging her. we will see this come up again and again from hillary clinton. >> he called her a nervous mess or something. can we play sound here with jimmy fallon. you saw donald trump. let's play a little of the sound and get brian's idea on the other side. >> you said on our show you never really apologized unless you really feel the need to apologize. >> i don't love apologizing. i'm not thrilled about apologizing, but i'll apologize if i'm wrong about something, sure. >> have you ever played the board game sorry? >> no, i sort of like monopoly better. >> that was a good one. this is the donald trump that could be dangerous to hillary clinton in the debates. >> that is right.
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there are tv ads running nonstop in swing states showing the worst of donald trump and insults. then you compare that to this version of trump. the friendly and warm and playful trump. the polls are tightening at just the right time. there is momentum heading into the debate. by the time we get to the debate, they may be neck and neck. and trump continues to bring the warm personality, it is a big challenge for clinton. >> brian stelter, tal kopan. thank you. time to take a look at what is coming up on "new day." alisyn camerota is live for us. >> great to see you. does trump believe that president obama was born in the united states or not? his campaign seems to want him to back away from the birther, but he himself has never said it
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and has never apologized. we will talk about what is going on inside the campaign. also, hillary clinton is back on the trail. we will tell you what she is up to and donald trump laid out economic proposals. we will go through it point by point. all that when this hard working crew and i see you at the top of the hour. >> i was going to say you, everyone is working hard and cuomo is awol. >> i told him to act natural and then said bad idea. it is considered one of the most devastating areas in syria's civil war. where thousands of people in aleppo desperately wait for humanitarian aid. how can u.n. get the aid there before the fragile cease-fire runs out? cnn takes you inside aleppo next. do it! ust woit. neither does frontline. introducing new frontline gold. with its new easy applicator frontline gold delivers powerful protection that doesn't quit
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accusing each other of violating a shaky cease-fire in syria. 23 civilians killed by air strikes thursday in a province not covered by the truce. human rights observers say it is unclear who is behind the attacks. in the meantime, the four-day old cease-fire is holding in aleppo, but desperately needed humanitarian aid has yet to arrive. cnn's frederik pleitgen is in aleppo and has this report. >> reporter: good morning, george and christine. it was a fairly quiet night in aleppo. we did hear airplanes circling and we heard artillery shells fired and what appeared to be mortars fired as well. the big question on friday is aid finally going to reach the besieged eastern parts of the city. it is something of course the united nations has been working on. at this point, the trucks are
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still stuck on the border with turkey and syria. what we hear on the ground is there is a chance it could happen today, but of course, there are administrative hurdles. permissions from the syrian government on one hand and on the other hand, safety guarantees of free passage by rebel organize saations to make to that area. the u.n. says it is doing its best. the route that aid is going to take is the costello road. i was able to go there yet and it seems there are preparations under way to try to allow that aid to get through. again, very difficult in the very complex battle field to put a time frame on when that will be. we have been traveling around the city. i can tell you the destruction here in aleppo is epic. we visited families in a district and many were living in the ruins of the destroyed houses. for them, of course, after so many years of war, they say just having that calm for a couple days, the cease-fire in place, is something they truly cherish.
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george and christine. thank you, fred. let's get an early start on your money. when will the fed raise interest rates? all of this guessing has a see-saw in the stock market mar. all three averages are up. shares in asia finished higher overnight. they are done for the week. oil is now down. here is what the swings look like. the dow in the last five sessions. this week is back and forth for stocks. federal regulators recalling 1 million galaxy note 7 devices after the device catches fire while charging. the consumer product safety commission is telling customers to immediately stop using and power down the device. you can get a free replacement from samsung or wireless carrier or the outlet where you bought the phone.
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donald trump slamming ford saying it will cut jobs when it moves small car production to mexico. ford's ceo firing back. fact checking donald trump and says it is committed to making cars in the u.s. >> what we will be doing is replacing those products with two very exciting products. so not one job will be lost and most of our investment is here in the u.s. and that's the way it will continue to be. >> so mr. trump is wrong, is that correct, mark? >> that is correct. >> trump has a media blitz slamming ford. ford said it would be in the u.s. quote forever. the company pointing out they are moving 2,800 jobs to a new factory in mexico. the factory where the jobs are moving from in wayne, michigan will get two new suv models. no jobs lost. you can be sure reporters like
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poppy and i will follow-up and make sure no jobs are lost. >> the company fact checking. the trump campaign saying once and for all, president obama was born in the united states. the candidate himself hasn't said those words. will he or won't he? "new day" starts right now. he was asked where was president obama born. he still wouldn't say america. >> hillary clinton slanders you as deplorable. >> people tell me how concerned they are by the divisive rhetoric of my opponent. >> hillary failed on the economy. >> we will make our economy work for everyone. >> my economic agenda can be summed up in three words. jobs, jobs, jobs. >> i will never give up. i'll never walk away. >> there's literally no enthusiasm for hillary clinton. >> is it still possible you
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could vote for donald trump? >> very unlikely. >> thank you for giving us the material that we're doing. can i mess your hair up? >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> that may be the moment of greatest transparency. >> i agree with you. he didn't seem like he liked it that much. >> who would? >> my hair is fake. good morning. welcome to "new day." it is friday, september 16th. up first, donald trump and his campaign at odds and reigniting an old controversy. trump's campaign says he now believes president obama was born in the united states, but trump himself refuses to say that and says don't take the word of his campaign. only believe what he says. >> hillary clinton's campaign says trump needs to say it himself on camera and admit he is wrong. all of this as trump gains momentum in the polls. with 53 days until election day,
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there is so much at stake. early voting is one week away. ten days until the debate. let's start with senior correspondent brianna keilar live in washington. >> this seems to be the latest chapter, but what we're hearing from the trump campaign is nothing new, really. just last week donald trump's campaign manager, kellyanne conway asserts that president obama was born in america. the candidate has yet to go on the record about that. in a statement, donald trump's campaign saying he now believes president obama was born in the united states. after encouraging false rumors for years. >> why doesn't he show his birth certificate? you know what, i wish he would. i think it's terrible it's hanging over him. >> reporter: the "washington post" hosting an interview with trump where he

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