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massive voter fraud. voter fraud that did not happen nowhere on the scale that the president says it did. and continues to say things that are untrue. he has been true to many of his campaign promises and his supporters say that is what matters. the president previewed executive actions overnight. he wrote big day planned on national security tomorrow. among other things, we will build the wall. this comes after the mexican delegate is setting up a visit for the mexican president. cnn white house correspondent jeff zeleny tells us what to expect. >> john and christine, president trump tries to change the subject as he travels to the department of homeland security across washington to sign a series of actions focusing on immigration. first and foremost, the border wall with mexico. something he talked so much about during the campaign. we're told he will be signing an executive action on that and other immigration proposals today and in the days ahead.
focusing on immigration and security as well as visas and refugees in the days going forward. talking about terror-prone countries, syria and elsewhere, of course that he talked about in the campaign so much as well. first he made a claim to ban all muslims. that then he scaled that back somewhat. we are told this will be a scaled-back version of that, focusing on refugees. that is expected to come later in the week. today, the focus is on border security. building that wall with mexico. the question is who will pay for it. the campaign rally anthem was always mexico will pay for it. well, of course, we know mexico, the government said they will not pay for it. the u.s. government will foot the bill and ask for a reimbursement as it goes through the week trying to get through all of the top priorities signing the executive actions to get his first 100 days quickly under way. john and christine. >> there's more there. the border wall, the immigration
positions jeff just mentioned. and executive orders that will also remove catch and release allowing undocumented residents to remain in the u.s. without deporting them. the orders will triple the resources for i.c.e. enforcement and removal. they will also end sanctuary cities or funding for sanctuary cities that bar police authorities from cooperating with immigration authorities. and they will add 5,000 custom border patrol officers. and a second order, suspended acceptance of all refugees for four months to gauge which countries pose the lowest risk for national security. we expect to get more details on this in the coming days. overnight, the president also addressed to threaten federal action of violence in chicago. he tweeted if chicago doesn't fix the horrible carnage going on 228 shootings in 2017 with 42
killings, i will send in the feds. donald trump wrote what he wrote, apparently just after a guest on fox news discussed violence in chicago and used the word "carnage" and apparently the same statistics, the faulty statistics that the president later tweeted. he wrote when president-elect, if mayor can't do it he must ask for federal help. chicago mayor rahm emanuel has not directly addressed what the president wrote overnight. but he did say in the years that they have directed up resources as the federal government has stepped back. >> the white house standing by president trump's widely debunked claim that 3 to 5 million illegal votes were cast in the election. it's a claim made without any proof backing it up, other than the president believes it. at the white house daily briefing, our jeff zeleny asks press secretary sean spicer if he himself believes the claim.
spicer brought the answer right back to his boss. >> he believe what is he believes based on the information provided. yes, ma'am? >> what does that mean for democracy, though? what does that mean for democracy? >> it means i've answered your question. >> have you? >> spiter did cite a pew research sudden. the author of that sudden has said that while researchers found millions of registrations that were out of date due to people moving or dying there was no evidence of actual voter fraud. i'm going to say that again there was no evidence of actual voter fraud. that's not sitting well with people like lindsay graham. >> he needs to disclose why he believes that. i don't believe that. it is the most inappropriate to say as president without people are going to start doubting you as a person if you keep making accusations against our justice
system without justification. this is going to erode the ability to govern this country if he does not stop it. >> president reignited that with congressional leaders as a way, many feel, to explain how he lost the popular vote. it's still naging concerns about the election. >> he said in "the new york times" that he can't give that up. let's talk about what's going on today. a big day ahead. zach wolf joins us from washington. zach, let's talk about what the president is doing, first, before he talk about what he has been saying. the untrue things he's saying. because what he is doing is keeping true to a lot of his campaign promises. the executive actions on the wall, if you went to any donald trump campaign on tv, he talked about the wall. and that is what the crowd loved. and he talked about that and said he will speed up the construction of said wall. >> that's true. if you went to a donald trump rally the first thing he talked
about, first thing he talked about when announcing his candidacy is getting a wall built. >> first half? >> yeah, the first half. it's interesting if mexico is not going to pay for it, he's going to have to get money from congress. not every republican in congress wants to see this wall. him signing this executive order today, it will set up this interesting play with congress, eventually, i think, where not all republicans want to see this happen so -- >> i think this is the beginning not the end of this process. >> yeah, and i think today is really the beginning what is, you know, rolling out the immigration stuff that he promised on the campaign trail. we're hearing that he wants to step up, you know, the funding and the number of border officers and i.c.e. removal agents. and the like. and that that he's going to, you know, stop the refugee -- you know, stop all refugees for four months. how does that play? i mean, that's exactly what he promised on the campaign trail. looks like he's going to do it.
>> that's right. if you look back to things he did earlier in the week on trade. it's like he's going through his campaign promises one by one, tpp startup, keystone pipeline again. build the wall. deal with the immigration problem. he is trying to be very true to that campaign rhetoric. >> you know, it's interesting what some commentators and reporters of the president are noting is that there's a lot of the focus on things he's saying, some of the things he's saying that aren't true about millions in the voter fraud. and the inauguration. he is doing a lot in just the first few days as president, a lot of what he said he would do. again, the president said 3 to 5 million people voted illegally. anderson asked john mccain about this last night. let's listen to what john mccain had to say. >> obviously, i see no evidence of illegal voting, but my focus has been on national security. a long time ago, honestly, i've
stopped reacting to everything that the president has stated and tried to work on the issues and the people that he's going to surround himself with, who i'm very pleased with as far as national security is concerned. >> it's interesting, senator mccain saying i can't be bothered anymore with trying to keep the president honest on things. i just can't deal with that anymore. he's doing things that he said he promised he would do. >> there's that question right after he was elegislated, when they will telling delegations for foreign governments you can't actually take him at his word. when you look at the first days there were actions that he said he would do. you have to take him at his word because these things are happening. >> they are happening. you look at meetings with automakers and business leaders. they believe he's redrawing the map here. they want to know what the rules
of the road are going to be because they're going to play by president trump's rules, zach. >> that's right, president trump's rules, here in the first couple of days, we do need to add the asterisk. there's a court system that they would have go through. there's a congress that ultimately would have to finance it. there are environmental laws that he'll have to try to unwinds. laws on the books. he might have this head of steam the first week but it could run long as they try to do it. >> zach, get a cup of coffee, come back in a few minutes. thanks. president trump just does not believe the nation's unemployment rate. the data from the labor department. here's some the criticisms he offered during the campaign. >> 5.3% unemployment. that is the biggest joke there is. don't believe those phony numbers when you hear 4.9% and 5% unemployment.
the numbers probably 28, 29, as high as 35. in fact, i even heard recently 42%. the unemployment number, as you know, is totally fiction. >> 32%. the unemployment rate is 4.7%. there are other measures of underemployment. there are a lot of ways to measure the labor market. and the labor department does a beautiful job every month of laying them all out there for people to see. none of those gauges are 20%, 30%, or 40%. the concern now, will the trump administration accept the data from the bureau of labor statistics, data that, honestly, companies, businesses, reporters, governments all rely on. one economist says this is all about perception. >> well, he wants to make the argument that things are terrible before he comes into office. and therefore, any improvements he can claim credit for. now, the fact is that the numbers are not terrible. no matter which of these numbers
you use. again, we do have different definitions. that's not unusual in the statistical world. but a lot of them point to san economy fairly close to full employment. >> if you really distill all of those criticisms of the president on the campaign trail about the job market, i think when you drill down, you see that he's talking about the unemployment rate does not count those who have dropped out and aren't looking. but that is intentional. the official jobless rate only measures people who are jobless looking for a job and available for work. it is that universe of people that it has tracked in the 4.7% number. and all the other numbers are put around it so you can get context about the labor market. >> it doesn't mean the unemployment rate always reflects the mood of the country or workers. but it has been a number that's consistent for generations and how it's measured. >> and now he owns that number and the good people who put that number together, you have to wonder what they're thinking. >> we will see.
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breaking news out of mogadishu. a pair of truck bombs exploded overnight outside of the dayah hotel in the somali capital it's jihadist group al shabaab is claiming responsibilities. what do we know new now? >> christine what we do know for certain, those five attacks as you mentioned are now dead. they conducted their coordinated attack on the dayah hotel where
they rammed the hotel gates with a truck filled with explosives. 15 minutes later as ambulance cruise and journalists were scrambling to uncover the story, they exploded another one. this has become a modus operandi for terrorist groups. they will not leave the hotels usually quite qualified, they will not leave them alone. they are holding somalia's lawmakers and mps. and now al shabaab has claimed responsibility. they didn't live very long. they died soon afterwards. this is not the only place they've attacked such places. they attacked in 2015 killing 15 people. another one in june killing two mps. it's interesting to see how they think they can win this war. everybody are trying to get rid of this terror group, including drone attacks by the united
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♪ breaking overnight -- president trump just hours away from his first official action on building a wall. but can he force mexico to actually pay for it as he promise head would? the president's move comes as the white house tries to shift some questions about voter fraud after trump's press secretary said the president stands by claims about millions voting illegally. a deadly attack overnight at a hotel compound in somalia. a gun fight just ending, we are live with the latest. welcome back to "early start," everyone. i'm john berman. >> and i'm christine romans. 30 minutes past the hour. nice to see you. it was the centerpiece of his campaign. today, president trump will start trying to make the border wall a reality. coming after a challenging few days after the president and his
administration were accused of making false claims. the president previewed the executive actions he's expected to take in a tweet overnight. big day planned on national security among other things. we will build the wall. this, on the same day the mexican trade diagnosis is due to meet with officials in washington. today's executive action signing is the first on a multiday rollout of initiative that is also going to seek to remove refugees and visas. jeff zeleny has a preview. >> john and christine, president trump tries to change the subject as he travels to the department of homeland security across washington to sign a series of actions focusing on immigration. first and foremost, the border wall with mexico. something he talked so much about during the campaign. we're told he will be signing an executive action on that and other immigration proposals today and in the days ahead. focusing on immigration and security as well as visas and refugees in the days going forward. talking about terror-prone countries, syria and elsewhere,
of course that he talked about so much in the campaign as well. first, he made a claim to ban all muslims, then he scaled that back somewhat. we are told this will be a scaled-back version of that, focusing on refugees. now that work is expected to come later in the week. but today, the focus is on border security. building that wall with mexico. the question is who will pay for it. the campaign rally anthem was always mexico will pay for it. of course, we know, mexico, the government has said they will not pay for it. the u.s. government will foot the bill and ask for a reimbursement as it goes through the week trying to get through all of the top priorities signing those executive actions to get his first 100 days quickly under way. john and christine. >> jeff zeleny, thanks so much. in addition to the border wall and the immigration restriction that's jeff just mentioned sources familiar with today's executive order say they will include certain policies allowing some detained undocumented immigrants to remain in the united states
without deporting them. the orders will triple the resources for i.c.e. enforcement removal. they will also work to battle the existence of sanctuary cities. those are cities and towns that bar their police departments from cooperating with federal immigration authorities. and the orders will add 5,000 customs and border patrol officers. a separate order being prepared for the president's signature later this week includes suspended acceptance of all refugees for four months. the white house has to gauge which countries' migrants pose the lowest risk for national security. we'll get more details in the coming days. those details still being worked out, we should note. president trump also took on gun violence in chicago overnight via a tweet. if chicago doesn't fix the horrible carnage going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings, i will send in the feds. chicago police tell cnn there
have been 38 homicides and 182 shootings so far this year. the tweet came a short time after a guest on fox "o'reilly factor" discussed violence in chicago. using that word "carnage" and what officials are reporting. mr. trump last addressed chicago violence in early january tweeting as president-elect, if mayor can't do it, he must ask for federal help. he did say overnight, over the years the city has had to step up its resources. the federal government has, quote, stepped back. all of this comes as the white house is standing by the president's false claims that 3 to 5 million illegal votes were cast in the election. this claim has no proof. there is no evidence for it. at the white house daily briefing, our jeff zeleny asked press secretary sean spicer if he himself believes the claim.
this is how spicer answered. >> he believes what he believes based on the information provided. yes, ma'am? >> what does that mean for democracy, though? what does that mean for democracy? >> it means i've answered your question. >> have you? >> researchers found millions of registrations out of date due to people moving or dying or other reasons, there was no evidence that despite the fact that their registration is out of date that anyone actually voted fraudulently as part of that study. the president's revived the issue, and a lot of people didn't like it including republican senator lindsey graham. >> he needs to disclose why he believes that. i don't believe that. it is the most inappropriate thing for the president to say without proof. people are going to start doubting you as a person, if you keep making accusations against
our electoral system without justification. this is going to erode his ability to govern this country, if he does not stop it. >> and, of course, is republican senator lindsey graham from the state of south carolina. and now the reason people are discovering this is that the president discussed it. he brought it up in a meeting with congressional leaders. that meeting was monday night. he said 3 to 5 million people voted illegally in this meeting with congressional leaders is the reason why he did not win the popular vote. >> let's bring back zach wolf, good morning. this is a whole lot of executive orders, a lot of action on trade. we've seen the meetings at the white house with officials from business and the automakers. yet, it is sort of a conspiracy theory element of our new president that keeps sort of overshadowing so many of these story lines. and so much of the news cycle. why -- do we think that the
false claim about 3 to 5 million people voting illegally do we think that's going to recede here, that the president is going to leave that alone now? >> well, at some point, i think he has to answer a question about it. he has some network tv interviews coming up, surely, he'll be asked about it. will he put it to rest. will he sort of admit this is not going on or come up with a basis for it? i think that's an open question and something that's really going to be interesting to see. this is a guy who is in office after losing the popular vote. it's clearly a chip on his shoulder. something he needs to address in his own mind in order to get forward. >> so, those things are untrue. he continues to say things that are simply not true. at the same time, he continues to keep true to many of his campaign promises. now, there are those who say, look, if you can't believe the president what he says about one thing, really it puts a dark cloud over the whole white house, that may be. but the fact of the matter is, there has been a lot that has been done by this white house
early, in this first move to build the border wall today is just one of those measures that his supporters will embrace. >> absolutely. i mean, the guy made a bunch of promises on the campaign trail. and in these early days he's doing a lot to keep true to them on trade. with tpp. with the oil pipelines yesterday. and now with moving towards building a wall. now, i will say it's easier to do these things early on. it will be more difficult when he needs money to build the wall. is congress going to give it to him? how much is it going to cost? we don't know. what's it going to be made of? is it even going to be feasible to do it. there are so many open questions about this wall idea. even still, moving forward in these early days, he's clearly sending a signal that he wants to be a man of his word on these promises. >> meantime, there's a growing concern among economists among people although study the economy and follow the economy, about whether this administration is going to trust the statistics and the economic analysis coming outside of its own labor department.
you know, you heard him on the campaign trail talking about phony number and hoaxes and lies coming out of the labor department. i want you to listen a little bit about him. basically saying that the jobless rate is not true. >> 5.3% unemployment. that is the biggest joke there is. don't believe those phony numbers when you hear 4.9 and 5% unemployment. the number's probably 28, 29, as high as 35. in fact, i even heard recently 42%. >> the unemployment number, as you know, is totally fiction. >> okay. well, it's not fiction. there are several unemployment numbers that come out of the labor department. and there are, you know, career economists, nonpolitical people who put those together. there is concern among these agencies, specifically the labor department that the administration is going to tweak or change or not believe these numbers? >> well, you know, there's long
been some sort of dispute with the unemployment rate. and people who say a lot of people we consider to be unemployed or underemployed, et cetera. >> but those numbers are all clear. they're there right there in black and white every month. you can see the people unemployed. you can see the people who left the labor market. you can see the people who are discouraged. and it's not 48%. >> absolutely. and that's totally clear. but when you talk about millions of people voting illegally and there's no basis for that. or 48% unemployment rate, there's no basis for that. i mean, he comes up with these things and he just throws them out there. i guess the question is we have to continue to call him on it in the media. but i don't think he's going to stop doing it. >> i don't know what the strategy is behind it. this is what i'm trying to get high head around. there are some who think maybe he doesn't want to believe there's jobs growth in the obama add industry. 10% unemployment to 4.7% more
recently. you'd think if the economy is growing that's going to be a tailwind for him. he'll be able to point to those low employment numbers and say, look, i promise we're actually making it better. >> sure, but the people in the rust belt who brought him into office don't feel like they're employed at the level they need to be. if you're talking about a monolithic unemployment rate, he can speak to his base by not citing numbers that are meaningless to a lot of americans. >> of course, it will be interesting to see if he's talking about this a year from now or two years from now when he needs to take ownership of that. zach, you bring up a good point, the fabricated numbers of 3 to 5 million people voting illegally. he does question the sanctity of our union. we should be skeptical of our leaders and whatnot. but you're talking about institutions and actual numbers here, and it could shake the confidence that people have in the entire time. >> absolutely. you know, if you look at the
unemployment rate, people have to believe that the government is an honest broker in this. that they are doing their best. if you pull the rug out from under them, if you're saying that these numbers are wrong, they're not going to have faith that the government san honest broker in anything. >> i'm sure, i'm sure those ceos are telling him, by the way, mr. president, we're having a hard time finding workers. that's what the ceos say publicly. they say to reporters, you know, they're getting close to full employment. we have to have other kinds of policies that pull people off the sidelineses, maybe retraining. >> saying the numbers are there are different than saying they don't want to feel the pain across the country, that's a different thing. zach wolf, great to have you with us. growing death toll following a series of bombings at a hotel in somalia. we're live with breaking deta details. that's next. america's beverage companies have come together to
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breaking news out of mog deesh mogadishu. a truck bomb explodes. we want to bring in farai sevenzo live from nairobi. some say there was a gun fight, a gun bomb that exploded. what's happening now? >> good morning, christine, you're right, this is the group al shabaab, they're a vicious group like any other group like isis or al qaeda. they tashgtsed it specifically because they house many of the country's lawmakers. many members of parliament live in the hotels but so fortified. big huge high walls, 45-foot gates. what they did is rammed the gates of the hotel and explode a
bomb. five went in and starts shooting in a gun fight with security forces. 15 minutes later, a second explosion from another truck bomb. they want to make sure maximum casualties. that is al shabaab's game. the truth of the matter is, since 2011, they've been kicked out of mogadishu. many forces, united nations, drones have been targeting the group out of densof dense despe. they keep attacking. one. suicide bombers was actually a hotel receptionist. it's important to remember that al shabaab is losing the fight. it's desperation. but far from over, as they try to sets up an election to elect a president and bring back democracy, christine. >> such a terrible event. keep us posted during the developments. thanks, farai. a lot going on around the world. let's take a look at what's coming up on "new day."
alisyn camerota is with us. >> hi, guys, i know i say this every morning, but today i mean it, we have a big show. we're going to have ron wyden on, we're going to talk about senator wyden about whether his questions were answered. and we're also going to talk about, it looks as though, there are now concrete steps being made to build the wall in mexico. foregive the pun. we'll talk about what president trump plans for that. and then also about why he continues to insist that the election was tainted by illegal votes and what this means for democracy. what this means for his administration. where he's getting his information. we have a lot to talk about. >> can't wait for that. from goldmansachs to government. but kind is honest. this bar is made with cranberries and almonds.
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films about the black experience. "fences" "moonlight ""all in the beige race. >> i went to the red carpets affair. i was interviewing famous people. brad pitt was there. people outside of the tents could see that ryan gosling was in there. i'm telling, hundred us of people were trying to take apart the ropes to get in the tent. >> when you say hundreds of people, you mean you and some others? including me. >> it must be hard being ryan gosling. people outside were screaming and trying to get to him. crazy. heavy snow and wintry weather hitting the middle part of the country, meteorologist pedram javaheri has the latest. >> yeah, john and christine, when you take a look what the kind of year it is, this is climatologically the coldest part of the year. what is impressive about this, this is not a major weather maker, generally like snow
showers, temperatures in places like chicago, too warm to report anything sticking around. 33 degrees and total accumulation best down around northern iowa and parts of central and northern wisconsin. wisconsin could see higher amounts of six to eight inches over the next couple of days. the storm system moving through the northeast, around lunchtime, moderate rain showers and mild air comes in ahead of this. and back behind it is a different story. we get frigid air that parks in here friday into saturday. looks unseasonably cool in parts of the northeast. the major metro cities will stay in line for where we should be at this time of year. notice the transition happened from the 50s down to the upper 30s. but there are really no snow showers in the forecast, at least over the next week. which, again, this is the coldest time of the year. guys. >> pedram javaheri, thank you for that. let's get a check on "your
money." the hyaigatuhiatus. down, and enthusiasm over that, president trump's meeting with automakers and other ceos. he promised to slash regulations. investors and others love slashing regulations. the dow 20,000 could be today. shares in asia gains overnice. >> it could be the day. >> it could be the day. it pays to work in goldman sachs, it pays even more to leave goldm maman and work for donald tump -- trump. he was given $65 million in cash and lifted restrictions so kohn ho sell them. as part of the new gig the government sachs crew in the trump administration, he works
inside the white house and helps frame the debate on the biggest issues. a federal judge said aetna lies about why it was pulling out and a business decision to mounts losses but a federal judge ruled specifically will evade scrutiny with the upcoming merger with humana. shares of aetna and humana surged after trump selected to repeal obamacare. >> dow at 20 a possibility. >> i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. and "new day" starts right now. ♪ we need to direct to focus on those who are in this country illegally. >> president trump will sign a series of executive actions aimed at border security. >> president of the united states has claimed that 3.5
million people voted illegally. >> he continues to maintain that belief. >> i would urge the president to knock this off. >> we will build our own pipeline. we will build our own pipes, like we used to in the old days. >> i have never seen this level of partisan rancor. >> you can guarantee that no one will lose coverage under the executive order? >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. this is "new day." it's wednesday, january 25th, 6:00 in the north. president trump taking action on the issue that propelled his campaign. a few hours from now, the president will announce an executive action ordering the construction of the wall along the mexican border. >> president trump also plans to make sweeping changes to immigration policy. limiting the number of refugees coming into the u.s., and posing a ban on travel for what he
calls terror-prone countries and punishing so-calleded sanctuary cities. we're now on day six of the trump administration. every day is action-packed. we have it good morning, chris. the way the white house sees it, it's another day another promise kept with these executive actions coming. president trump hinted at his big plans late last night telling his 22 million twitter followers we will build the wall. >> we are going to build a great border wall. >> president trump said to take his first steps in executing his signature campaign promise. in just hours the president will sign an executive order to begin the construction of a wall along the mexico border. >> we're going to build