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to a deadly train crash in new jersey. why key safety improvements are taking decades to put in place. dignitaries are gathering around the world to say good-bye to shimon peres. president obama among the speakers. we will have the latest from jerusalem. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm john berman. it is friday, september 30th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> the washington post reporting that the trump foundation never required a certificate from the state of new york to solicit money from the public. this despite the foundation claiming to raise $1.7 million in donations. just for veterans groups this year alone. the key word in determining whether the trump foundation broke the law is solicit. whether the foundation asked for the donations. for years, trump was the foundation's only donor, since 2008, trump has not given the
foundation a dime. while according to the post, other donors have given more than $4.3 million. david fahenhold who broke the story in the post told anderson cooper that by not registering, trump may be avoiding a damaging audit. >> if he registered every year, he would have an independent auditor. ask the question, did the foundation spend money that benefitted donald trump in the way it wasn't supposed to? we found allegations where that happened over the years. and if required to go through the audits, it may have been found earlier. >> the new york attorney general declined to comment if he is investigating the lack of registration. he launched a probe in the wake of the washington post reports that the foundation made expenses that benefitted trump
and his business. donald trump, he is rejecting the notion that he was baited by hillary clinton. she, of course, brought up former miss universe and his criticism of her weight. trump did not comment on it during the debate, but he has afterwards. >> back on the debate. a lot of people said hillary clinton would try to bait you. some people say maybe you took the bait. will you be more disciplined in president second debate? >> i don't think i took the bait. you know every online poll had me winning the debate. so every single one of them. many of them. i found it to be an amazing experience. we had 88 million people or something around that number. i just found it to be an amazing experience. i think we did well. i think i'm very happy with the way it turned out. >> now trump was citing polls that are not polls. they are contests. these online contests are not scientific. you can vote many times. robots can vote. polls are polls.
most of the polls conducted by cnn or news organizations found viewers thought hillary clinton won the debate. >> those were credible. the ones he is talking about are not. in the same notion, trump concedes if he brings up bill clinton's infidelity at the next debate, his marital history will be on the table. >> do you think your marital history is fair game? >> i guess so. we have a different situation. we have a president who was impeached for lying. we will see whether or not we discuss it. >> you are not worried about your past history? >> not at all. i have a very good history. >> joining to us talk about the developments in the contest. brian stelter. brian, you brought in a newspaper. a visual aid. the washington post. the reporter for the washington
post has been relentless looking into donald trump's charitable giving and foundation. he has a new front page story on the foundation. the idea that it did not register properly in new york state. >> he has been on the roll with stories about the foundation and trump's charitable giving or lack of. the latest story, the campaign is not responding to. in the past, they tried to tar david. saying he is obsessed with looking into the foundation. from a journalistic point of view, that is a good thing. >> are voters paying attention to this? this is one of a series of stories done about the foundation in the same vain. are voters paying attention? does it resonate when they hegoo cast their ballots? >> trump spending of his money and use of various foundations and various charitable assets to write off things, he is getting
into the lack of information about the taxes. that according to polls is something that voters care about. >> much of this would be cleared up if donald trump released his tax returns, which he has not done. not specifically in this case, but it gets to the idea. also, many of us were sleeping last night, there are the late night comedy shows. i have not seen them in four or five years. joe biden went on the tonight show with jimmy fallon. listen to what was said. >> we should talk about the debate. did you watch it? [ laughter ] >> what amazes me about donald trump and decent guy. his lack of sensibility. the way he talks about, you know, well, you know, i was rooting through the housing
market to fail because that's business. that's not business. that's callus. that's not business. or i paid no taxes. that makes me smart. what does it make the rest of us? suckers? >> i have look at joe biden and look at him as the clinton team ambassador for the white working class. >> joe biden on fallon. sanders on the campaign trail this week. speaking on behalf of hillary clinton. tomorrow night is "saturday night live." you talk about late night shows. >> and alec baldwin. >> cast as trump. i'm curious to see how they handle that. >> switching gears to donald trump's debate strategy for the next debate. indications from his camp that his strategy is going to change. we're getting an inkling of what he said to us about what he will focus on. listen to this. >> that clintons are the sordid
past. we will be the very bright and clean future. while our campaign outlines big changes and bold solutions to make your life better, the clinton campaign focuses only on small and petty distractions. this will be the year the american people say finally enough is enough. >> something tells me this will get uglier than it is now if each side brings up marital history. that will turn downright smutty. >> no one is going to come away bright and clean if the next weeks devolve into conversations of marital history of bill clinton and hillary clinton and donald trump and his wife and ex-wives. smutty is the perfect word for it. it will turn off more voters and
make people less optimistic about the election. >> you are a media reporter, brian. there is a media war within the trump campaign leading into the debate to focus him on different things. there is clearly a camp that wants to focus on bill clinton's past. there is a camp that wants him to prepare more for the next debate or prepare differently, i should say. all of the people are leaking like sieves. you are getting all of the articles and it seemed to me they are trying to influence donald trump. >> for the audience at home, you should recognize when you read the anonymous sources of what he should do differently. they are trying to communicate to the candidate. here is what trump tweeted. anytime you read a story about me and my campaign that says sources said, do not believe it. there are no sources. they are made up lies.
the source does exist. we are talking real sources in the trump campaign. they are trying to help trump get to a better place out of the next debate. >> if you don't believe the sources, call our show. tell us how you are preparing for the debate. we have more questions. brian, thanks for being with us. several members of congress telling wells fargo ceo john stumpf he is running a criminal enterprise and should be fired or thrown in jail. he testified before the house services committee yesterday ten days after being grilled by the senate banking committee. house members cut him off several times and frustrated with his inability to answer specific questions. a massachusetts congress member says wells fargo reminds him of another company. >> who cares? we will fire workers and pretend to get through this. you know where i heard that
before? the guys who ran enron. >> another says wells fargo should be broken up because it's too big to manage. federal officials are looking for answers right for after the deadly train crash in new jersey. could this crash have been prevented had certain safety measures been in place which have been requested for decades.
this morning, new jersey transit in and out of the hoboken terminal is shutdown after the train crash yesterday. officials say the train entered the terminal traveling far too fast and slammed through a bumper block and flew in the air and killed one and injured more than 100. ntsb investigators are looking into what caused the crash. they are trying to address the issue of past measures that might have been taken. whether positive train control could have prevented this. it combines gps and wireless to
prevent crashes. >> that is one area we look into for every rail accident. as you know, the ntsb has been recommending positive train control for 40 years. >> new jersey transit does not use positive train control. it uses older systems called automatic train control. a former conductor who worked at the hoboken station told cnn that system and the actions of the engineer need to be examined. >> it's on the engineer. the engineer gets signals. if he blows through the signal, there is a cap system in the cap of the system he is operating that will shut him down. by the time that system took over, it was too late. >> let's get the latest from cnn's jean casarez in hoboken. >> reporter: john and alison, the national transportation safety board says the investigators will go in the train when it is deemed safe to
do so. that is because when the train plowed through the train station, the canopy or ceiling of the train station plummeted down and is on top of the train. there is water leakage. they are concerned of the train station. they have to deal with that and they will get construction workers to take that canopy off the train and that is when the investigation will actually begin. it started just about 24 hours as. 8:45 a.m. a normal day in hoboken. train number 1214. it was coming from spring valley, new york. that train, we are told by governor chris christie of new jersey, was coming at an accelerated high rate of speed. it ran into the terminal and the supporting structures then broke as the train went into the terminal. it kept going. the canopy or ceiling fell down. the train was stopped at the
wall. the one female fatality was standing on the platform. she has been identified as 34-year-old fabitha crohn. she recently worked in brazil. she is back in the united states. we do know the engineer has been released from the hospital. he is cooperating with authorities. we know it was a high rate of speed that train was going. the question of why did this happen and how did this happen will be left in the days to come. ntsb says they will be here for the next seven to ten days. john, alison. thanks, jean casarez. world leaders gather in jerusalem amid heavy security to pay final respects to shimon peres. the former prime minister is laid to rest at mount herzl. president obama gave a beautiful
eulogy a short time ago. >> he knew better than the cynic that if you look out over the arc of history human beings should be filled not with fear but with hope. >> palestinian leader abbas was among the dignitaries attending the funeral. all right. we have no idea who will play in the super bowl this january or february. now we know who will headline the halftime show. you may have heard of her. andy scholes certainly has. he has details in the bleacher report next. (vo) one dark stormy night we got a new family member and she got a nutritious meal of purina cat chow complete with the four cornerstones of nutrition including high quality protein.
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the donald trump foundation under the microscope. has the foundation been illegally soliciting donations for a decade? new calls for rail safety improvements after the deadly train crash in new jersey. questions growing to find out what happened and what could have been done. and a final good-bye for shimon peres this morning in jerusalem. leaders from around the world paying tribute including president obama. we are live in jerusalem. welcome back to "early
start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm john berman. nice to see you. 30 minutes after the hour. revelations about donald trump's charitable foundation. washington post reporting that the trump foundation never required a certificate from the state of new york to solicit money from the public. this despite the foundation claiming to raise $1.7 million this year alone. one of the key words they are looking into here is the word solicit. whether the foundation actively asked for donations. for many years, donald trump was the only donor a cent since 2008. others donated. the reporter who broke the story in the washington post told anderson cooper that by not registering he could be avoiding a damaging audit. >> he would register and have an independent auditor to come in and look at the checks and ask
the question is the foundation spending money that benefitted donald trump in a way it wasn't supposed to. if he found a few allegations that have happened over the years. if it was required to go through regular audits, it may have been found earlier. >> the new york attorney general has discussed launching a probe after the washington post report that the foundation made expenses that benefitted trump and his businesses. >> so much to talk about. let's go to brian stelter. he is host of cnn's "reliable sources." thank you for waking up early for us. >> thank you. >> i want to go back to donald trump continuing to drag out sour grapes from his debate performance and denying he was baited into attacking former miss universe alicia machado. he keeps bringing this forward.
>> back on monday, going into the debate, a lot of people said hillary clinton would try to bait you. some people said you took the bait. will you be more disciplined in the second debate? >> i don't think i took the bait. you know every online poll had me winning the debate. every single one of them. many of them. look i found it to be an amazing experience actually. we had 88 million people or something around that number. i found it to be an amazing experience. i think i'm happy with the way it turned out. >> we will get to the online polling in a bit. to get back to the strategy in the next debate. it feels like there is a desperation going here because of his performance. the real polls say that he just lost the debate. >> and more polls will come out in the days to come. we will see what the reverberations are. there are online surveys that
show trump winning. those are easily manipulated. it is a shame that trump is citing them as if they are real. he is confusing real polls with the unscientific surveys. >> one thing which is interesting as we keep saying donald trump was baited into bringing up alicia machado. hillary clinton brought it up and dangled it and moved on. donald trump keeps bringing it up. including right now. donald trump or someone in his twitter account is tweeting fur rust furiously about alicia machado. >> using that in a debate just shows that hillary suffers from bad judgment. hillary was set up by a con. >> he is talking about an alleged sex tape in her past. he is talking about her
citizenship. he is assuring there will be news cycles about alicia machado. that is the last thing his advisers want him to do. i believe it is him on twitter. his advisers would not encourage him to keep this going. if this is what clinton has in her back pocket, who will she have in the second or third? the people who had issues with trump in the past. if she brought up this woman in the first, i wonder who is coming later. >> you wonder what is coming down the pike for the next debate as well. there is more talk for each side bringing up maritals history for each candidate. we got an idea of this at a rally from trump. listen to this. >> there's the daily news report that said -- >> the clintons are the sordid past. we will be the very bright and
clean future. while our campaign outlines big changes and bold solutions to make your life better, the clinton campaign focuses on small and petty distractions. this will be the year the american people say finally enough is enough. >> in case you are wondering, we did not want to forget jeb bush. we wanted to show a picture of him real fast. just kidding. this is indication that the campaign season is ugly and it will get uglier if each side brings up the marital history at the debate. >> do you miss 2012? romney and obama and mccain? there was so much sex talk back then. this is the inevitable conclusion with the campaign season with clinton and trump. especially for the first time, a female nominee of a major party
and donald trump's history with women. it feels for better or worse, i would say it is worse, as a media critic, we will end up in the sordid place weeks before the election. >> since we were all sleeping at 11:30 last night and we missed the comedy shows. joe biden was on jimmy fallon. listen. >> we should talk about the debate. did you watch? [ laughter ] >> what amazes me about donald trump and -- decent guy. his lack of sensibility. the way he talks about, you know, well, you know, i was rooting for the housing market to fail because that's business. that's not business. that's callus. that's not business. or that i paid no taxes and that
makes me smart. what does it make the rest of us? suckers? >> joe biden in a way working for the clinton's white working class. you have joe biden on the tonight show with jimmy fallon. you have bernie sanders and elizabeth warren going to ohio and new hampshire. michelle obama going to pennsylvania. particularly in the case of biden and warren and sanders, in the outreach of millennial voters, they are using people who are not millennials. >> you can say it. senior citizens. we love that. it makes sense. you think bernie sanders' appeal to young people. a grandfatherly appeal to him. especially on college campuses. watching that biden sound bite, i was struck by how there is no equivalent of biden for donald trump. there are not the high profile
political surrogates that clinton can tap into that donald trump has. the paul ryans. they are not doing the circuit supporting donald trump. it is lacking on the trump side. >> thank you, brian. wells fargo ceo john stumpf on capitol hill yesterday. lawmakers citing a cnn money report in which former employees say they were reprimanded or fired for trying to stop the illegal sales tactics that led to the fake account scandal. >> you appreciate the kind of courage it takes to be a whistleblower? >> absolutely. our people can call an ethics line and they can do it. >> you have no idea how many -- >> i don't have -- >> cnn's reporting dozens. you do think that is accurate? >> i don't know. we will work on it.
>> those accounts were shocking to read. one lawmakers suggesting this could lead to wells fargo being charged under the rico act that has been used to prosecute fifa and members of the mafia. how a commuter train ended up barrelling through a station killing one and injuring hundreds. new questions this morning. we have an update next. we're talking within a 1% difference in reliability of each other. and, sprint saves you 50% on most current national carrier rates. save money on your phone bill, invest it in your small business. wouldn't you love more customers? i would definitely love some new customers. sprint will help you add customers and cut your costs. switch your business to sprint and save 50% on most current verizon, at&t and t-mobile rates. don't let a 1% difference cost you twice as much. whoooo! for people with hearing loss, visit sprintrelay.com.
welcome back. new jersey transit in and out of the hoboken terminal remains shutdown after a stunning crash. officials say a train entered the terminal traveling far too fast slamming into a bumper block and flying through the air killing one person and injuring more than 100. ntsb investigators are working to answer many questions this morning. including of course what led to the crash and whether so-called positive train control could
have prevented it. that is the safety system that combines gps and wireless radio and computers to prevent crashes and derailments. >> that is absolutely one area we look into for every rail accident. as you know, the ntsb has been recommending positive train control for 40 years. >> so new jersey transit does not use ptc. positive train control. it uses automatic train control. a former train conductor tells cnn that system and the actions of the engineer need to be examined. >> it is on the engineer. the engineer will get signals. if he blows through the signal, there is a cap system inside the cap of the operation that will shut him down. by the time that system took over, it was too late. >> for the latest, let's bring in cnn's jean casarez in
hoboken. >> reporter: john and alison, the national transportation safety board says investigators will go into the train when it is deemed safe to do so. that is because they tell us when the train plowed through the station, the canopy or ceiling of the train station actually plummeted down and is on top of the train at this points. there has been water leakage. they are concerned with the age of the train station. they have to deal with that and they will get construction workers to take that canopy off the train and that is when the investigation will actually begin. it started just about 24 hours ago. 8:45 a.m. a normal day in hoboken. it was train number 1214. it was coming from spring valley, new york. that train, we are told by governor chris christie of new jersey, was coming at an accelerated high rate of speed. it ran into the terminal and the
supporting structures then broke. as the train went into the terminal, the canopy or ceiling fell down. the train was stand at the wall. the one female fatality that we know of happened. she was not on the train. she was standing on the platform. she has been identified as 34-year-old fabitha crohn. she recently worked in brazil. she is back over here in the united states. we do know the engineer has been released from the hospital. he is cooperating with authorities. we know it was a high rate of speed that train was going, but the end-all question of why did this happen and how did this happen, that is left in the days to tomorrow. ntsb says they will be here on the scene for probably the next seven to ten days. john, alison. >> jean casarez, thank you. a 6-year-old boy, one of three victims shot in the south carolina elementary school this week is fighting for his life. the family of jacob hall, the
first grader in townville, south carolina, is on life support. the family is trying to remain optimistic. >> he is fighting every day. every moment to survive. and he will survive. he is a strong-willed son. >> a detention hearing is scheduled for the 14-year-old accused of shooting jacob along with another student and teacher. the teen is also suspected of killing his father before the elementary school shooting. his family released a statement saying they are in mourning in the loss to jacob's family and others. let's see what is coming up on "new day." alisyn camerota joins us. >> we are all still getting ready here as you can see. chris is getting into makeup. >> more blush! >> and lip gloss. we have a lot to talk about because we have new reporting on the trump foundation and some allegations of illegality and
the terms of the charity and what they have given money to. we will have two witnesses. people who were on the train of the terrible train accident in hoboken. we will talk about what they lived through and then, of course, we will be talking about sex scandals from the 1990s and why they are relevant today. >> a good decade for sex scandals. as far as decades go. >> indeed. >> chris cuomo looking sharp. >> lip gloss looks good, chris. nice lip gloss. thanks, guys. looking forward to the show. >> do you wear lip gloss? >> chapstick. looking like losses for stocks after the market took a beating yesterday. why they are focusing on europe's biggest banks. that is when we get an early start on your money next.
gathered to say good-bye to former prime minister shimon peres. president obama delivered a eulogy saying he saw the world, peres did as it is as as it should be. cnn's oren lieberman is live in jerusalem at mount herzl. pretty emotional morning, oren. >> reporter: absolutely. words like visions and dreams by the speakers to eulogize shimon peres. he was a visionary and dreamer. he worked until the day he died to make the dreams happen. that is what is remembered here from world leaders and president obama who considered him a friend and president bill clinton considered him a close friend. many in attendance, especially
abbas. he came to say good-bye. he worked on the 1993 oslo according. president obama remembered a man who had a vision of peace and of hope. a vision he shares with obama. here's what president obama had to say. >> he knew better than the cynic that if you look out over the arc of history, human beings should be filled not with fear, but with hope. >> reporter: there were so many here who spoke what he meant to them and the condolences of what he meant to them and boundless enthusiasm for the future. one of the special parts of the ceremony was a song "our father, our king." it is a song that asks god for forgiveness for sins and
compassion and mercy. it was an emotional moment. let's read a portion of the lyrics. hear our prayer. we have sin before thee. have compassion upon us and our children. this is very much a prayer in the vain of shimon peres. a very emotional moments here. obviously with so many world leaders, this was one of the biggest security operations in israeli police history and the israeli security agency. many world leaders come to remember shimon peres are on the way back home. >> as many noted, israel for the first time in its history existing without shimon peres. oren lieberman, thank you. the united states considering a tougher response for russia in the bombing of aleppo. estimated 10,000 syrian-led ground troops east of aleppo to
try to recapture the rebel-held positions. secretary kerry is threatening to cut off talks and military discussions are going on at the white house house. the new worries on wall street with germany's deutsche bank. dow futures are down this morning. we are seeing losses in the european stocks and shares in asia slumped as well. the biggest move by the oil producers. that made oil prices jump. experts say drivers will not likely see a significant rise in gas prices. that is because of the glut of oil in the market. countries not involved in the deal will keep pumps. prices remain historically low.
experts say some countries will not hold up their ends of bargain. the national average is $2.21 today. it has been holding around that level for the last couple months. the most female ceos ever is a milestone. that is a small fraction of the total. a new report shows 27 women leading s&p 500 companies. that is a 22% jump from last year. it accounts for just 5.84% of america's publicly traded companies. there are women in nearly every sector. female ceos took the helm at utility and energy companies that are mostly dominated by men. the small improvements, especially since the same time this survey coming out where women are promoted less. they are negotiating more for pay raises and promotions. the problem is they are getting a lot of pushback from the men
in the room. >> i have to say it is good news. i was surprised to see it is so low. that's not a lot. that's 1 out of 20. not a lot. all right. new reporting this morning raising questions about the trump foundation. millions of dollars. was it solicited illegally? "new day" has some answers right now. >> the future of our country will be on the ballot. >> the clintons are the sordid past. we will be the very bright and clean future. >> he puts his personal and business interests ahead of the laws. >> it's fair game to think about how hillary clinton treated those women. >> i have a very good history. a lot different than his. i can tell you. >> i will not comment on his campaign. you will be able to see. >> i heard a bomb-like explos n
explosion. >> the train came in at a high rate of speed. >> it just didn't stop. got thrown out. lights went out. >> are you okay? >> i hear a loud bang. deafening silence. the screams of terror. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and camerota. >> good morning. welcome to "new day." friday, september 30th. 6:00 in the east. the race for president has taken a turn. donald trump has beauty queen on the brain. the accusation that he insulted and fat shamed a miss universe contestant had gotten under his skin. he calls what he claims the clinton sordid past. despite the strategy could back fire. >> also we have new investigative reporting to share about the trump charitiable foundation. we have a lot to talk about with just 39 days until election day. nine days until the next presidential debate.
we are covering it from every angle with cnn's chris frates from washington. >> reporter: alisyn, after a week of fallout from the debate on monday, the campaign is preparing for the next face-off with hillary clinton with some suggesting that chris christie take the lead and bring brutal honesty to the process. meanwhile, trump's preparing new lines of attack. >> the clintons are the sordid past. we will be the very bright and clean future. >> the presidential race is the next time he faces off with hillary cltd inton on the debat stage. >> i was going to do it and i saw chelsea out in the audience. >> reporter: scrutiny of his