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we already have substantial evidence to dispute these lies. >> donald trump digs in. flat out denying any sexual assault allegation, but his accusers are not backing down either. one of them spoke exclusively to cnn. is that what we want for our children? >> the first lady michelle obama in an unprecedented emotional speech. really surprising her supporters and setting this campaign on edge. good morning. welcome to "early start."
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i'm john berman. christine romans, no show. it is friday, october 14th. a defining moment in the race for president. donald trump with a defensive conspiracy laced diatribe against the media and the women who accuse him of kissing or groping or sexual assault. overnight, one of the accusers spoke out in an interview adding detail to her claims. this with anderson cooper. she said it was trump's claims about sexual misconduct to anderson in the second debate that inspired her to go public to "the new york times." >> when you specifically asked trump had he ever groped a woman or i forget how you phrased it and he said no, i literally wanted to throw something at the tv or punch the tv. that was sunday night. monday morning, i found myself writing an e-mail. letter to the editor to "the
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times." >> more from the interview later in the show. first, trump's remarkable defense against the claims and what he considers the conspiracy. in florida and ohio, he blasts the accusers that he groped and kissed women. he promised to produce evidence that the accusations were false. cnn's sara murray has the latest. >> reporter: with four weeks until election day, donald trump denied allegations from multiple women from different parts of the country who say they were sexually assaulted by donald trump. trump agitated and angry by the accusations insisted they were outright lies. >> these allegations against me are totally and absolutely
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false. and the clintons know it and they know it very well. these claims are all fabricated. they're pure fiction and outright lies. these events never ever happened. >> reporter: but donald trump did not just take aim at the veracity of the claims. questioning why the women took so long to report the claims and one suggesting the woman was not attractive to warrant his attention. all of this comes at an interesting point for the trump campaign. not only is he sliding in the polls, but they pinned strategy on taking hillary and bill clinton to task for women who accused bill clinton of sexual misconduct in the 1990s. the trump campaign insisted all of those women deserved to be believed. he will be back on the campaign trail in north carolina. if last night is any preview, he is trying to transition away
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from the accusations and back to the issues. we will see if he is successful. back to you. >> sara, thank you. a lot of people are talking about a line of attack with donald trump. in "people" magazine, he seemed to insult her appearance. >> think of it. she's doing this story on melania, who is pregnant at the time, and donald trump, our one-year anniversary. she said i made inappropriate advances. by the way, the area was a public area. people all over the place. take a look. you take a look. look at her. look at her words. you tell me what you think. i don't think so. >> look at her. that's what people are talking about this morning. this morning, melania trump is calling on "people" magazine to retract.
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not the part where the magazine states he sexually assaulted her. retracting a conversation. mrs. trump said that never happened. as for the new york times, it is telling trump he can go ahead and sue. the newspaper is standing by the story. in a scathing rejection letter, a libel claim is about protecting reputation and takes the on the record bragging about sexual matters. the attorney writes nothing in our article has had the slightest effect on the reputation that mr. trump through his own words and actions has already created for himself. this morning, president obama campaigns for hillary clinton in ohio. it was his wife who sent shockwaves through the campaign. it was an arresting speech in new hampshire. to the likes she has never given before. not for her husband. not for anyone. it was all-out-takedown of
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donald trump without once mentioning him by name. cnn's jeff zeleny has the story. >> reporter: as hillary clinton continues the west coast fund raising swing, democrats are campaigning for her. michelle obama making a plea of personal and pointed message against trump. she was speaking in new hampshire yesterday in the most interesting political speech. she was emotional. her words broke at times as people of all parties should be disturbed by what donald trump said about women. >> too many are treating this as just another day's headline. as if our outrage is overblown or unwarranted. as if this is normal. just politics as usual. but new hampshire, be clear, this is not normal. this is not politics as usual.
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this is disgraceful. it is intolerable. and it doesn't matter which party you belong to. >> reporter: and in the fight to keep the white house, it is michelle obama who speaks with the most moral high ground or what is left in politics. she will campaign to make this case to men and women. she said everyone who is concerned with basic decency. the trump campaign pushing back. hillary clinton is seizing on the comments as well. asking her supporters to watch them. hillary clinton will go to seattle for another fund-raiser before flying back to new york to prepare for the third debate in nevada. >> jeff zeleny, thanks. president obama was in columbus, ohio and he had a little message for republicans.
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he says who have now only just begun to disavow donald trump. the president says you're too late. >> you know better. they didn't say anything. they don't get credit for at the very last minute when finally the guy that they nominated and they endorsed and they supported is caught on tape saying things that no decent person would even think, much less say, much less brag about, much less laugh about or joke about or much less act upon. you can't wait until that happens and say that's enough. that's too much. and think you are somehow showing any kind of leadership and deserve to be elected to the united states senate. >> it is interesting what the
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democrats are trying to do. they are trying to say donald trump is out of the mainstream. what the president did was tie donald trump to the republican party. interesting. new revelations about hillary clinton's e-mail practices. written to the watch dog group judicial watch. suggesting she relied on advisers to manage her server. she claims she does not recall being contacted. clinton said hacking concerns were never raised and she choose to use a personal e-mail server for convenience. she said that say mistake and she apologized. and the fox news survey, clinton leads donald trump by seven points. one week ago, she was two points ahead. most of the poll taken after the second debate, but before this latest round of new accusations about sexual misconduct against
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donald trump. the donald trump campaign wants to know why now. why did trump accusers wait until october to come forward? you will hear from one of the accusers next in her own words.
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you say his hands were everywhere. can you be specific? >> well, he was grabbing my breasts and trying to turn me toward him and kissing me and after a bit, that's when his hands started going -- i was wearing a skirt -- and his hands started going toward my knee and up my skirt. >> that was jessica leeds talking to anderson cooper. her story given to "the new york times." the question many people are asking is why she is coming forward now.
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right before the election. this is what she told anderson. >> i didn't start telling my story until about a year and a half ago when it became apparent he was making a serious run for the presidency. i would have an occasion to say to a group of friends let me tell you my trump story. now, most of these friends were women. my book club. it was neighbors and friends and everything. but a couple of men. my son-in-law, my son, friends, my nephew. the whole thing. and over the year and a half that i've been telling this, it's like it doesn't change it at all. it's still infuriating me when i think about it. it was a long time ago. it wasn't until sunday night and
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all of them. all of my friends would say you have to write this story up. you have to publish it. you have to contact somebody and make it known. it's too long ago. >> you didn't want to do that? >> no, not particularly. it was too long ago. when you at the debate -- well, the friday night tapes that whole bus scene was really annoying. and then the debate when you specifically asked trump had he ever groped a woman or i forget how you phrased it. and he said no. >> i asked if he ever was bragging about sexual assault or if he actually done what he said. kissed a woman without consent or groped a woman. >> and he said no. and i literally wanted to throw something at the tv or punch my
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hand in the tv. that was sunday night. monday morning, i found myself writing an e-mail. letter to the editor of "the times." >> something about him actually denying it on that stage. >> yes. yes. that's it exactly. >> what do you think it was about that moment that made you want to go public? >> because i really would like for the fact that he's lying and he lies about so many things, really brought out. and, yes, you did. you asked very good question. he is very good at all of a sudden he was talking about isis and defense and this and that and the other. he manages to change the conversation. sometimes i think i don't think he's even really aware that he's
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lying. he's built up his fences in his head to the extent that he doesn't know. >> while that was going on, a top donald trump adviser chris christie is heading into legal trouble in new jersey. the stunning bridgegate development. that's next.
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new jersey governor chris christie plans to appeal a court ruling that says there is probable cause of a complaint of the misconduct in the bridgegate scandal. this stems from the trial and allegations that the governor
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knew about the scheme of lane closures that caused traffic jams for days on the george washington bridge. christie denied knowledge of this beforehand. the zika zone announced in miami. a travel advisory has been affected in the one square mile. this is the third zika transmission area. the state of north carolina is still reeling from the aftermath of hurricane matthew. death toll is on the rise. evacuations on the way in the eastern part of the state. thousands of people are forced to take refuge in shelters. officials fear the worst is yet to come. cnn's polo sandoval has more. >> reporter: the effects of the storm felt in north carolina. you only have to look behind me to see that. some of the first responders
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here in the city of lumberton, north carolina. have been forced out of the firehouse which is still partially submerged. we know at least 4,000 people have taken to shelters this morning. some neighbors we ran across here gave us an opportunity to actually join them on their boat as they he were going out to help neighbors remove belongings from homes. that closer look will give you a better idea or perspective of how much damage was left behind. sadly, the worst may not be over for more as they are evacuation orders in the eastern portion of the state. for example, in kinston, north carolina, where the neuse river is expected to reach record flood levels tonight and tomorrow. in greenville, north carolina, 9,000 residents evacuated their homes. that is roughly one in ten residents spending the night in shelters as the effects of
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hurricane matthew felt in the southeast. >> polo, thank you. chicago here they come. the dodgers play the cubs for the national league pennant. this after the victory over the nationals in the fifth game of the nlcs. the dodgers used kershaw to get the final two outs in the 4-3 win. he probably won't be able to start against the cubs saturday night at wrigley field. the cubs, i would say, heavily, heavily favored there. donald trump may have met his match on the campaign trail. first lady michelle obama with a very memorable speech. that's next. whatcha' doin? just checking my free credit score at credit karma.
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we already have substantial evidence to dispute these lies. >> but he doesn't release it. donald trump digs in of the he flat out denies sexual assault
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allegations. his accusers not backing down. one of them spoke exclusively to cnn. >> is that what we want for our children? >> michelle obama with an unprecedented emotional speech going after donald trump without once mentioning him by name. welcome back to "early start." 30 minutes after the hour. christine romans had airplane trouble. seriously. this morning, donald trump says there is a conspiracy to defeat him. he launched an assault against the media and growing list of women who accuse him of kissing and groping and sexual assault. overnight, one of trump's accusers added new detail to her claim. she sat down with anderson cooper. she said it was the statements to anderson at the second debate that inspired her to go public to "the new york times." >> when you specifically asked
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trump had he ever groped a woman or i forget how you phrased it and he said no. i literally wanted to throw something at the tv or punch my hand in the tv. that was sunday night and monday morning i found myself writing an e-mail. a letter to the editor to "the times." >> we will have more from the interview later. first, donald trump's remarkable defense against the claims and what he considers the conspiracy to defeat him. in florida and ohio, he blasted the accusers and accusations. the accusations that he groped and kissed women. he called them pure fiction. he calls them false. cnn's sara murray has the latest. >> reporter: trump spent most of yesterday denying allegations from multiple women from different parts of the country would say they were sexually assaulted by donald trump. trump agitated and angry by the
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accusations insisted they were outright lies. these vicious claims about me of inappropriate conduct with women are totally and absolutely false. and the clintons know it. and they know it very well. these claims are all fabricated. they are pure fiction and outright lies. these events never ever happened. >> reporter: but donald trump did not just take aim at the veracity of the claims. he took aim at the women making them. questioning why they took so long to report these and one suggesting the woman was not attractive enough to warrant his attention. all of this comes at an interesting point in the campaign. not only is he sliding in the
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polls, but they pin strategy on taking bill and hillary to task for his sexual misconduct in the 1990s. the trump campaign states all those women deserve to be believed. he will be back on the campaign trail in north carolina. if last night is any preview he is transitioning back to the issues. we will see. back to you. >> sara talked about the idea he floated during the speech that maybe the reporter is not attractive enough to receive the attention he is accused to have given her. let's play the clip for you here. >> think of it. she is doing the story on melania, whose pregnant at the time. and donald trump. our one-year anniversary. she said i made inappropriate advances. by the way, the area was a public area. people all over the place. take a look. you take a look.
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look at her. look at her words. you tell me what you think. i don't think so. i don't think so. >> look at her. i don't think so. that's what donald trump said. this morning, melania trump is calling for "people" magazine to retract. mrs. trump is calling on "people" to retract a conversation she allegedly had with his wife after bumping into her on the street. as for the times, telling trump he is go ahead and sue. the newspaper is standing by the story. the paper issued a rejection letter. the lawyer notes a libel claim is about protecting one's reputation and ticks off trump on the record bragging about sexual matters. nothing in our article has the slightest effect on the reputation that mr. trump through his own words and actions has already created for himself. this morning, president obama campaigns for hillary clinton at an early voting event in ohio.
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it was his wife, the first lady, michelle obama, who sent shockwaves through the campaign. an arresting speech in which she has never given before. an all-out-takedown on trump without once mentioning him by name. jeff zeleny has the story. >> reporter: as hillary clinton is on the west coast, the bench of democrats is campaigning for her. first michelle obama making an impassioned plea against donald trump. she was speaking in new hampshire yesterday in one of the most interesting political speeches she has given. she was emotional. her words broke at times as she said people of all parties should be disturbed by what donald trump said about women. >> too many are treating this as just another day's headline. as if our outrage is overblown or unwanted. as if this is normal.
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just politics as usual. but new hampshire, be clear, this is not normal. this is not politics as usual. this is disgraceful. it is intolerable. it doesn't matter what party you belong to. >> reporter: in the fight to hold the white house, it is michelle obama who speaks with the most moral authority and high ground. she will be campaigning more over the next four weeks to make this case to men and women. she said everyone who is concerned with basic decency. the donald trump campaign pushing back. hillary clinton is seizing on the comments as well. asking supporters to watch them. hillary clinton will go to seattle for another fund-raiser before flying back to new york
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to prepare for the third debate next week in nevada. >> jeff zeleny, thanks. as we mentioned, president obama is in ohio. he had an event last night. he has one this morning. he had a message for republicans who have now begun to disavow donald trump. listen to this. >> you know better. a lot of the folks who ran and they didn't say anything. they don't get credit for at the very last minute when finally the guy that they nominated and endorsed and supported is caught on tape saying things that no decent person would even think much less say, must less brag about, much less brag about or joke about or act on. you can't wait until that finally happens and then say,
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oh, that's too much. that's enough. and think you are showing any kind of leadership and deserve to be elected to the united states senate. >> new revelations this morning about hillary clinton's e-mail practices. she submitted written answers to the conservative watch dog group judicial watch. she relied on advisers to manage the server. she doesn't remember being contacted by the justice department. she said hacking concerns were never raised and chose to use the e-mail server for convenience. she said that was a mistake and apologized. the donald trump campaign wants to know now why accusers waited until the final weeks of the race to come forward. you will hear from one next.
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you say his hands were everywhere. can you be specific? >> well, he was grabbing my breasts and trying to turn me toward him and kissing me. and then after a bit, that's when his hands started going -- i was wearing a skirt -- and his hands started going toward my knee and up my skirt. >> that was donald trump accuser jessica leeds speaking to anderson cooper saying trump groped her wherever he could find a landing spot. she alleges these took place on an airplane in the '70s. trump asking why she came forward now. this is what she told anderson. >> i didn't start telling my story about a year and a half ago when it became apparent he
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was making a serious run for the presiden presidency. i would say to a group of friends, let me tell you my trump story. most of these friends were women. it was my book club. it was this club. it was neighbors and friends and everything. but a couple of men. my son-in-law, my son, friends, my nephew. the whole thing. and over the year and a half that i have been telling it, it's like it doesn't change it at all. it is still inn fi still infuri. it wasn't until sunday night. a lot of my friends say you have to write this story up. you have to contact somebody and make it known. it was too long ago. >> you didn't want to do that? >> no, not particularly. it was too long ago.
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when you at the debate -- well, the friday night tapes that whole bus scene was really annoying. then the debate when you specifically asked trump had he ever groped a woman or i forget how you phrased it. he said no. >> i asked if he was just bragging about sexual assault or actually done what he said. had he ever kissed a woman without consent or groped a woman. >> he said no. right. i wanted to throw something at the tv or punch my hand at the tv. that was sunday night. monday morning, i found myself writing an e-mail to the editor. >> something about him actually denying it on the stage.
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>> yes. that's it exactly. >> what do you think it was about that moment that made you want to go public? >> because i really would like for the fact that he's lying and he lies about so many things really brought out. and, yes, you did. you asked a very good question. he is very good at all of a sudden talking about isis and he was talking about defense and talking about this, that and the other. he manages so change the conversation. sometimes i think i don't think he's even really aware that he's lying. he's built up his defenses in his head to the extent that he doesn't know. >> that was anderson's interview. united airlines suffering widespread delays.
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so bad they even ensnared "early start" star christine romans. we will tell you what caused the hold up and if christine will ever get back. when we get an early start on your money next.
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new jersey governor chris christie plans to appeal a court ruling of a probable cause of official misconduct in the bridgegate scandal. a summons and complaint from the ongoing trial and allegations that the governor knew about the scheme of lane closures that caused traffic jams on the george washington bridge. christie denied knowledge of it beforehand. a week after hurricane matthew pounded north carolina, the state still reeling in the aftermath. the death toll on the rise along with the flood waters. evacuations are under way in the eastern part of the state.
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thousands of people forced to take refuge in the shelters. officials fear the worst is yet to come. cnn's polo sandoval has more from lumberton. >> reporter: hurricane matthew has come and gone, but it is still felt in north carolina. you have to look behind me to see that. some of the first responders in the city of lumberton, north carolina, forced out of the firehouse. it is still partially submerged as are so many homes. at least 4,000 people woke up in area shelters this morning. some neighbors we ran across here gave us an opportunity to join us on their boat to help remove belongings from their home. this will give you a better perspective of what has been left behind. there are evacuation orders in effect in the eastern portions of the state.
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in kinston, north carolina, where the neuse river is expected to reach record flood levels tonight and tomorrow and in greenville, north carolina, at least 9,000 residents have evacuated their homes. that's roughly one in ten residents now spending the night in shelters as the effects of hurricane matthew still felt in the southeast. >> they have tough days still to come. thank you, polo. hurricane nicole is weakening as it moves away from bermuda. this is what it looked like from space passing over the island. it brought 125-mile-an-hour winds. it never officially made landfall which was a good thing for bermuda. it did drop a lot of rain. 8 inches in bermuda by the time it is all over. big storms in the west this morning. i want to turn to meteorologist derek van dam. >> good morning, john. the storms on the pacific northwest. today, heavy rain and high winds
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from seattle south into portland, oregon. it is a secondary storm system which will settle in by saturday evening and sunday morning. this storm is the remnants of what was a typhoon over the western pacific. that is going to gather steam as it reaches the united states coast. that will bring in significant amounts of rainfall and damaging winds. especially along the coastal areas and mountain regions. look at the rainfall accumulation through sunday. locally 10 or higher. snowfall for some of the higher mountain top peaks. chilly conditions for the upper midwest. we have frost advisories this morning across the great lakes. take advantage of the cooler weather in new york city. 62 for your afternoon. back to you. >> derek, thank you. boko haram militants released 21 school girls and a baby born to one of them.
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this happened after a series of negotiations with the government. i want to get to nima elbagir with the latest on the situation. >> reporter: good morning, john. it has been an inju journey jus get this far. over 200 girls remaining in boko haram hands. 21 on the way to see their families. you mentioned that little baby boy. that gives you a sense, perhaps, of the deprivations these girls have faced in the last two and a half years of captivity. forced marriage. forced to bear the babies of captives. many saying that those who were taken alongside them didn't survive captivity. for the families still desperately seeking to find out if their daughters are among them. the identification process is not yet complete, john.
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even if their girls are among the first released, the government assures the negotiations are continuing and now hope and optimism finally can take root within those homes. >> good news, but too long in the coming. nima, thank you. let's get an early start on your money. dow futures up just slightly this morning. following a dip yesterday. stocks in europe and asia are higher helping to fuel the optimism. oil prices are back above the $51 barrel. united airlines suffered a system wide flight delay issue last night. ensnaring christine romans in washington, d.c. where she is awake and watching right now. a spokesperson says the issue is resolved. the reporting system was the cause. united apologizes for the delays, but would not say how many people were effected beyond christine romans. it was a policy debate where christine romans was the
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moderator. that is why she was in washington, d.c. she was joined at the moderators table by greg ipp from the wall street journal. trump economic advisor warren spurling. romans asked how a trump administration would achieve their goal of 4% economic growth. >> first of all, if trump wins, he will have a republican congress. we will be able to pass at least our business tax within the first 100 to 150 days. we will have a stack of executive orders he can sign that can undo a lot of the executive orders barack obama put in place. >> but he says she has done it before. >> hillary clinton was part of the administration that i was part of that had the four-year
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surplus and had a strategy very much like hers. which was raising the taxes on those who could afford it the most and having the strong public investment strategy. that led to the last time we had 4% growth. >> interesting. he said she was part of the administration. i think he was talking about her husband's administration in the 1990s. all right. chicago, here they come. the dodgers will play the cubs for the national league pennant. how well? a victory over the nationals. they prevailed. dodgers used clayton kershaw in relief to get the final two outs. they are leaning on that man to get them through the playoffs. will it work against the cubs? i'm not sure it will be enough. game one is saturday night at wrigley field. "early start" continues right now.
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>> we already have substantial evidence to dispute these lies. >> donald trump digs in and lashes out. flat out denies all of the sexual assault allegations, but his accusers are not backing down either. one spoke exclusively to cnn. is that what we want for our children? >> michelle obama like you have never seen her before. really an unprecedented speech. a scathing speech about donald trump without once mentioning his name. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. christine romans stuck in washington, d.c. because of the united flight delays. it is friday, october 14th. 5:00 a.m. donald trump laced a diatribe against the media and the women who accused him of kissing and groping and sexual assault.
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overnight, one of trump's accusers spoke out in an interview adding new details to her claims. this was an interview with anderson cooper. she said it was trump's claims about sexual misconduct to anderson in the second debate in st. louis that inspired her to first go public to "the new york times." >> when you specifically asked trump had he ever groped a woman or i forget how you phrased it and he said no. i literally wanted to throw something at the tv or punch my hand in the tv. that was sunday night and monday morning i found myself writing an e-mail. a letter to the editor to "the times." >> watch more from his interview later. first, donald trump's remarkable defense against the claims and what he considers the conspiracy to defeat him. in florida and ohio, he blasted accusers and accusations that he groped and kissed women. heal

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