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find out if their homes are still standing in tennessee. welcome to "early start" this 1st day of december. i'm christine romans. >> i'm will ripley in for john berman. 5:00 a.m. in the east. we start with donald trump. he is preparing to take a big victory lap. he is heading to the carrier plant in indianapolis along with mike pence. now pence and unknown incentives, but they were key to convince the company to keep about 1,000 jobs in the state instead of exporting them to me mexico. you remember the video of outraged workers. now this deal is a symbolic win for the president-elect. we have the latest with jim chr, donald trump will take a victory lap today when he tours the carrier factory in indiana. the same company he railed
during the campaign for shipping jobs to mexico. donald trump and mike pence says they are keeping the jobs in the u.s. steve mnuchin says it is an example of trump making good on a promise. >> the carrier deal. it is terrific. the president-elect and vice president-elect picked up the phone and calmled the ceo of united technologies and said we want to keep jobs here. >> reporter: they are not offering details on the deal. later today, trump will appear in cincinnati, ohio for a thank you tour to show his appreciation for being elected the next president. will and christine. >> thank you, jim. when it comes to a deal like the one he brokered with carrier, the devil is in the details. the carrier parent company, united technology, is keeping a lid on what kept the jobs in the u.s.
trump awaits a hero's welcome in indianapolis and some questions. martin savage reports. >> reporter: good morning, will and christine. most of the employees here want to express their thanks. they also have a lot of questions. it is not they are not grateful. they are. remember, there are 1,400 jobs here. only 1,000 talked about being saved. that means several hundred people fear it is their job that is still going to be lost. until they hear the details, they will continue to have the fears. there are other concerns such as will they have to cut back on wages? how long is carrier willing to stay? they don't have the answers. there are other people who want to find out more about just what is the deal that got carrier to change its mind. it has been suggested that carrier got more incentives from the state of indiana. remember back in february when carrier said it was leaving, the state tried hard to keep the company here. and yet was unsuccessful.
it seems it has to be more than just state incentives. it has been suggested that the president-elect said he could bring about some kind of deal by reducing the corporate tax code or maybe reducing federal regulations. there are some, especially employees of carrier, suggests that united technology, the parent company, began to worry because they do $5 billion of defense contracts every year, those contracts could be harmed if they moved carrier to mexico. will and christine. >> so carrier staying at that facility for now. in a statement, the company emphasized the stance on trade. this agreement does not diminish our brief in the benefits of free trade and forces of globalization will require solutions for the long-term competitiveness of the u.s. and american workers moving forward. this would be a major challenge for donald trump. how will he make good on his
promise for u.s. companies and workers? that is unclear. we know it is a top priority for the incoming administration. commerce secretary pick wilbur ross was on erin last night. >> what is the first thing you will do on day one? naftarenegotiation? >> that is part of it. >> let's bring in zach wolf. i want to bring in the economic team on day one. let's start with the carrier deal. obviously a win for the trump team. when you have united technology, a big industrial military conglomerate, owns carrier. united technology benefits from huge government contracts and it is sending jobs overseas. that is how globalization is working.
to be able to extract the concession for them is really remarkable. >> it is. you know, we said this several times. we don't know all of the details here. is this something that has to do with carrier or all of the government contracts for united technologies? there is a lot of leverage the government would have. >> it may be a promise by donald trump. i'll fix corporate tax. i'll have a more business friendly environment. look. let's open the dialogue here. you give me this and i promise you we will start off on the right foot. >> right. it is a president we see who is doing deals and getting into the nitty gritty and saying let's do this one specific thing. i want to keep these specific workers here. how can we do that? that's the kind of thing we have not seen before. >> do we know if trump is talking to other companies? >> i'm sure he is.
>> is this a sustainable economic strategy to go company to compan and convince leverage with military contracts or promise of less regulation to get them to keep jobs in the u.s. despite the economic disadvantage? >> that works for the workers in the one carrier plant. there was another plant down the street in indiana that is not going to stay that is, in fact, going to mexico. there is a scale issue where one person can do deals with one company, but you cannot do it for the whole economy. >> the other company is owned by united technology. other plants related that are moving to mexico as well. that will be the trade policy. that is the wilbur ross commerce secretary trade fix and corporate tax reform that may
inventive companies. you have steve mnuchin and he became a financier in hollywood in the financial crisis. he was one of the investors who picked up indy mac. elizabeth warren strong in her criticism in steve mnuchin and donald trump in this pick. >> the american people are furious over what wall street has done. they don't want somebody who will come in here and say, hey, let's help wall street. what donald trump is doing is he is literally handing the keys to the treasury over to a wall street banker who helped cause the crash. >> there has been a lot of commentary about the number of people with goldman sachs ties to the donald trump administration. he really bashed goldman sachs and wall street when he was running. >> he borrowed a lot of the rhetoric of elizabeth warren and
bernie sanders during the campaign. and that is what i think did a lot for him in the rustbelt states losing jobs. tapping into that anger. so on the one hand, you have him saving workers from one company. some jobs. on the other hand, you have him going straight to wall street for economic team. you know, will it matter who is negotiating nafta if they are negotiating nafta? i'm not completely sure that is a compelling argument for democrats if he is doing the things that the new base of his want him to do. >> the jury is still out. the wealthyest cabinet in modern history. these are the people to make america great again? >> he wants winners. he sees these people on his team. you look at steve mnuchin and wilbur ross. they are savvy investors. he worked around the world in all kinds of companies.
he knows how the system works. he has been critical of what he calls stupid and dumb trade deals in the past. you know, trump has surrounded himself with what he considers winners. those winners happen to be billionaires. >> the process continues. >> come back. get a cup of coffee. we'll talk more. north carolina police officer will not face charges leading to protests and arrests overnight on the streets of charlotte. we are updating this as "early start" continues. .mstud if my office becomes a plane or an airport the... ...surface pro's perfect. fast and portable but also light. you don't do this 14 hours a day, 7 days a week... ...if you don't feel it in your heart.
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this is all happening. we will bring you details as soon as we get them. we are watching charlotte, north carolina. four people were arrested protesting the d.a. decision not to charge officer vinson in the shooting death of keith lamont scott in september. the victim's family is vowing to fight for justice. they have support on the streets. we get more from brian todd. >> reporter: will and christine, some protests on the streets of charlotte. gathering to protest the d.a. decision not to file charges against officer vinson for the shooting of keith lamont scott in september. the crowds were not nearly as numerous as the ones in september that numbered in the thousands. not as many of those protesters out on wednesday night. they did walk a few blocks and the police were ferreairly aggressive to them. police being strict in their rules to keep the protesters on the sidewalks.
we did witness four arrests after tussles with police. they were aggressive to keep the protesters on the sidewalks. one commander telling me they wanted to approach this and let them protest and keep them from blocking traffic. the protesters out tonight to voice displeasure with the d.a. decision not to file charges against officer vinson. the d.a. andrew murray saying all of the evidence they gathered in the investigation which lasted more than two months led them to believe officer vinson and shooting of keith lamont scott was justified. officer vinson felt threatened and his life was in danger. keith lamont scott ignored ten commands to drop his gun. the scott family claims he did not have a gun. the d.a. says he did. there were claims and counterclaims through the investigation. the decision not to file charges against officer vinson made by the d.a. today.
that is what led to the protests on wednesday night. the officer in question is on administrative duty. the police say there is an internal investigation to make sure policies were n violated in the case. the family of keith lamont scott, it is unclear if they file a civil lawsuit. they say they are going to pursue justice for mr. scott. will and christine. >> thank you, brian. a moving tribute to the soccer club killed in a plane crash in colombia. thousands gathered in the stadium in medellin, colombia. fans chanted in the stadium celebrating the victims' lives. investigators say the pilot of the charter plane told air traffic controllers he ran out of fuel. they say he desperately pleaded for permission to land before crashing. hundreds of people in tennessee don't know if their homes survived the wildfires. more than 50 people injured and seven deaths. 700 homes burned. that is the number they have so
far. rain in the area is dampening the flames, but not entirely out. the fires still burning and growing concerns about mudslides because of the charred earth. it is a dangerous situation. cnn meteorologist jennifer gray is in gatlinburg. >> reporter: will and christine, people are waking up on the third morning not knowing if they can return to their homes and when they get there, if there will be a home. there is a lot of despair and devastation around the shelter because people have so many questions and they have been in the waiting game not knowing what is left of their belongings. most people left with the clothes on their backs. they are getting plenty of food and items they need. there is a medical clinic as well. it has been a hard couple days for the people in this area. there is no word when they will return home. that is due to the fact
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happening today. donald trump heads to the plant where he just saved about 1,000 jobs. this morning, questions about the deal and those incentives that helped make it happen. happening now. a neighborhood on lockdown. a gunman who killed a police officer barricaded inside a home. this standoff happening now stretching deep into the night.
and desperate in tennessee as thousands still wait to learn if their homes are gone. welcome back to "early start." i'm will ripley in for john berman. >> good to see you. i'm christine romans. 31 minutes after the hour. up first, donald trump ready for a hero's welcome in indiana along with mike pence. pence and unknown incentives were key to convincing carrier to keep 1,000 jobs in the state instead of exporting them to mexico. we get more from jim acosta. >> reporter: will and christine, donald trump will take a victory lap of sorts later today when he tours a carrier factory in indiana. the same factory he railed during the campaign for shipping jobs to mexico.
donald trump and mike pence say they are keeping jobs in the u.s. steve mnuchin says this is donald trump making good on the promise. >> the carrier deal, it is terrific. the president-elect and vice president-elect picked up the phone and called the ceo of united technologies and said we want to keep jobs here. i can't remember the last time a president did that. >> reporter: the transition is not offering details on the carrier deal. later today, trump will appear in ohio. his staff is calling it part of the thank you tour as being the next president. jim acosta in new york. still many things we don't know about the carrier deal. deals like this, the devil is in the details. the president-elect's transition team and carrier are keeping quiet for now on the incentives and financial considerations to help save the jobs. as cnn's martin savage reports,
trump awaiting a hero's welcome in indianapolis, but questions. >> reporter: good morning, will and christine. many are looking forward to the visit of trump. most carrier employees who want to express thanks. they also have a lot of questions. it is not that they are not grateful. they are. there are 1,400 jobs here and 1,000 are only talked about being saved. that means several hundred people fear it is their job that will be lost. until they hear the details, we will continue to have the fears. other concerns such as will they cut back on wages and how long is carrier willing to stay? they don't have the answers. there are other people who want to find out more about just what is the deal that got carrier to change its mind. it has been suggested that carrier got more incentives from the state of indiana. remember in february when carrier said it was leaving, the state tried very hard to keep the company here. and yet was unsuccessful.
it seems it has to be more than just state incentives. it has been suggested that the president-elect said he could bring about some deal by reducing the corporate tax code or maybe reducing federal regulations. there are still some, especially employees of carrier, suggest that united technology, the parent company of carrier, began to worry because they do $5 billion of defense contracts every year, those contracts could be harmed if they moved carrier to mexico. will and christine. >> thank you, martin. one of the first to endorse donald trump, sarah palin, playing up reports she is under consideration for the secretary of veterans affairs. she posted a video on her facebook account on her ideas for fixing the v.a. abc news says trump's transition team is considering sarah palin. palin has made the transition team aware of her desire to serve the president-elect.
donald trump has narrowed the field to three finalists in the director of national intelligence. retiring indiana senator dan coats is getting consideration. he is competing with fran townsend and admiral michael rogers who is head of u.s. cyber command. to the money team. after the nomination of treasury secretary, steve mnuchin unveiled his most important goal. >> our first priority is going to be the tax plan and the tax plan has both the corporate aspects to it. lowering corporate taxes to make u.s. companies the most competitive in the world. making sure we repatriate. we will have the most significant middle income tax cut since reagan. >> this is something companies have wanted for years now. mnuchin said wealthy americans will not be getting across the board tax cuts. that is a departure from what
donald trump said on the campaign trail. expect negotiations there. mnuchin is one of three people tapped from goldman sachs. he became a financier in hollywood after being at goldman sachs. and gary cohn is under consideration for office of management and budget. and trump's chief strategist steve bannon also worked at goldman sachs in the 1980s. during the campaign, goldman sachs was a dirty word for trump and hillary clinton. wall street elites succeeding while the american middle class struggled. >> very smart people working there. >> obviously, donald trump is tapping several for advice. >> let's go live to washington and bring in zachary wolf. how is this all playing out in d.c.? thinking about goldman sachs. people who work at the firm are
highly qualified and on the sidelines for the great recession. they know how the system works and how to work the system. >> having people from goldman sachs in the highest levels of government is nothing new. administrations, democrat and republican, have had people from goldman sachs. treasury secretaries and more for decades. this is not a new thing. i guess that is the switch here. trump promised something totally new. i don't think it is out of bounds for him to pick people from wall street even though he railed against wall street so much on the campaign trail and borrowed a lot of that rhetoric even from people like bernie sanders and elizabeth warren. these are the people that he knows. you know, he is going to be talking to people who he thinks can do deals. we see it can carrier thing. he wants to actually kind of change the way things are done. he will look at the business
world where he think it is is more if we ceffective. >> since you brought up carrier, i want to read the statement. the incentives were important to the agreement. this in no way dpliminishes our belief in the benefits of free trade and that forces the globalization which will continue to require solutions for the long-term competitiveness of the united states. this is a big win for him and what he promised to do. you hear this company talking about requiring solutions. it cannot be sustainable to go company by company and twist arms to keep jobs in the u.s. >> the fact that the senior rustbelt worker will make $25 an hour hour. that is close to the daily wages of someone in mexico. >> it will be up to wilbur ross and steve mnuchin to redo trade
deals and redo deals so the u.s. workers are more competitive. >> we heard wilbur ross say step one is nafta. that is the very controversial trade deal that transformed the u.s. economy under the clinton administration. it was another big deal during the campaign. he will talk about opening it up. let's change it and fix it. you know, see what we do. that is the thing, first of all for a republican to say that, and second of all, nafta is just sitting there for so long. you know, contributing to the economy. these will be huge changes in the way business is done. >> what's going on with the thank you tour? considering there are still so many top posts to be filled and now it is appearances and huge crowds. the stuff the president-elect loves. >> it is a unique thing. not something we have seen before. he hasn't been talking to us in the press that much.
an interview here and there. hasn't done a press conference. he will go out. of he clearly seems to miss the electricity of the campaign trail and getting out there. he will get another taste of that with this. >> listen a little bit. wall street is comfortable with the people that donald trump has chosen so far. record highs for stocks. they are expecting that he will cut taxes. they are expecting some infrastructure or regulations rolling back. that is something small business likes. senator elizabeth warren is furious about the mnuchin pick and direction of the cabinet. listen to her. >> he promised when he was running for president that he would break the connection between wall street and this congress. he said he was going to separate that from the government. no more revolving door. he wasn't going to do that sort of thing. what does he do? he turns around and picks a guy who had actually been one of the
people who helped do all of those lousy mortgages that not only broke the economy, but broke millions of families. >> so will she and other democrats work with donald trump on issues they agree with on infrastructure and development? those projects? >> that's the big question. >> yes. i think they will work with him on infrastructure. that is something they want to do. chuck schumer said he will work with trump on that. in particular. in other things, democrats will stand in the way of just about everything that trump wants to do. they will disagree with it. that's their role. >> no surprise senator warren with sharp words for donald trump. she has for months, frankly. the question is what happens in terms of policy. zach, nice to see you. take it easy. thanks. first day of december. this just in to cnn. vladimir putin talking about the trump administration. just moments ago. putin said russia is ready for cooperation with the american
leadership. he says the u.s. and russia have a joint responsibility for security. he hopes russia works with washington in fighting terror. putin made the remarks in the address of two chambers of the russian parliament. >> a lot of scrutiny with what russia is doing in syria and prove indicativocations in ukra. >> fascinating. police officer shot and killed in tacoma, washington. right now, the gunman apparently keeping police at bay. we are following the latest on this standoff which continues right now.
standoff. police were responding to a domestic violence dispute at the home. and did not make it.ough surgery the authorities describe the scene as active. you see the police presence. there are reports of gunfire from inside the home. we are monitoring and we will br bring you details. protests in charlotte, north carolina after the d.a. decision not to charge officer vinson in the shooting of keith lamont scott. we get more from cnn's brian todd. >> reporter: will and christine. protests on the streets of charlotte gathering to protest the d.a. decision not to file charges against officer vinson for the shooting of keith lamont scott in september. the crowds late wednesday night were not nearly as numerous as the ones in september that numbered in the thousands. not nearly as many protesters out on wednesday night.
they did walk a few blocks and the police were fairly aggressive. police really being strict in their rule to keep the protesters on the sidewalks. we did witness four arrests after tussles with police as they were aggressive to try to keep the protesters on the sidewalks. one police commander telling me they wanted to approach this strategically and let them protest, but keep them from blocking traffic. proper evidetesters out to voic displeasure of the d.a. not to file charges against officer vinson. the d.a. andrew murray saying all of the evidence they gathered in the investigation which lasted more than two mont led them to believe that officer vinson, shooting of keith lamont scott was justified. that officer vinson felt threatened. his life was in danger. that keith lamont scott ignored ten different commands from police to drop his gun. the family said he did not have a gun. the d.a. says he did.
there were claims and counterclaims through the investigation. the decision not to file charges against officer vinson made by the d.a. today. that's what led to the protests on wednesday night. the officer in question is on administrative duty. police tell us there is an internal investigation to make sure that policies were not violated in the case. the family of keith lamont scott, it is unclear if they will file a civil lawsuit or not. they will still pursue justice for mr. shcott. will and christine. thank you, brian. >> one tiny lifestyle change could make you more successful. jeff bezos and arianna huffington. they have one thing in common and it makes them prosperous. >> such a tease. >> we will tell you after the break. (vo) with no surprise overages, you can use your data worry free
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clinic as well. it is a hard couple of days. there is no word on when they will return home and a lot of that is due to the fact there are still wildfires burning. if you can believe it. we have had a lot of rain. you would not imagine the wildfires burning. they are because with the storms come very strong winds. we had cloud-to-ground lightning and that has counteracted the little bit of the benefits the rain has brought. the rain is helping contain the fires and it is helping the firefighters in the big picture. we talked to a crew that went up to the areas that were burned and they said even though the structures are not on fire, you can feel the heat under your feet. the ground is still smoldering. it gives you a sense of how dry and parched this area is. crews will be out. fema is expected to come to offer assistance. first responders and firefighters coming to the gatlinburg area to lend a
happenehand. guys. >> jennifer gray in gatlinburg. the north carolina governor's race still not decided. the state board of elections offering a partial recount in durham county. republicans are alleging voting irregularitie irregularities. pat mccrory lost to roy cooper by 10,000 votes. arianna huffington launched a new company focused on corporate wellness. it launches this week. its goal to help workers unplug and recharge and work smarter. make more money for your company. i sat down with huffington to ask her how this benefits all professionals from entry level to ceos. >> do you have a message to those type a people watching my show come morning at 5:00?
you want to tell them to go back to sleep? >> it is best to follow christine's advice. christine goes to sleep at 8:00 p.m. if you have to get up so early, try and go to sleep as early as you can. create a ritual. transition to sleep to make it easy. charge your phone outside your bedroom. have a hot shower or bath to disconnect from your day so you are able to really go to sleep early. then as soon as you can, have a nap. winston church will power napped. power napping is an amazing productivity tool if you have to get up really early and you didn't get enough sleep. >> he also had cigars and a lot of booze. we will leave that aside. i don't recommend that. >> i don't either. >> the web site launched yesterday with interviews with jeff bezos and cheryl sasharyl .
you need a lot of sleep. this company has partnerships with uber and jpmorgan chase. she talked about the political climate. she changed her career track at the moment when everything was changing in politics. such a political junkie. everyone needs to look inward and listen. >> i like her advice about taking power naps. i thought i was a slacker because i take a nap. >> that is "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm will ripley. president-elect heading out for a hero's welcome today. "new day" has the latest. >> a victory lap for donald trump. >> a great first win without taking the job. >> you have never seen serious adults suck up at the rate that mitt romney is sucking up. >> donald trump promised he would not have a government that is going to work for wall street. >> the president-elect
announcing he will leave his business completely. >> talking about deals. talking about government. that's a problem. officer vinson acted lawfully when he shot mr. scott. >> no peace. >> no justice. >> okay to shoot first and ask questions later. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> good morning. welcome to "new day." it is thursday, december 1st. 6:00 in up first, president-elect set for a victory lap. he will travel to indiana to tout a deal to keep more jobs in america. he will deliver on that campaign promise, he says. he will then kick off a thank you tour holding a campaign-style rally in ohio. all this as trump is
narrowing the field for. the inauguration now just 50 days away. we have this all covered for you let's begin with jessica snider this morning outside trump tower with this morning's drama. jessica? >> today it is a return to the rallies that propelled donald trump to an election win. he will start his day off here at trump tower before making his way to indiana and ohio to thank those voters who handed him a victory. president-elect donald trump heading back into campaign mode embarking on a thank you tour in swing state that won him the white house. trump will hold a rally in cincinnati tonight, after taking a victory lap in indiana, celebrating a deal with carrier to keep at least 1,000 manufacturing jobs from moving to mexico. carrier offering limited details on terms of the deal, receiving unspecified incentives from the state, run by trump's vp mike pence. th