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breaking overnight. a rampage at a mosque in quebec investigated as a terror attack. what police are learning from two people in custody. anger over president trump's executive order banning travel from seven muslim majority countries. the president is defending his move. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm kosinsalison kosik. we start with breaking news in cana canada. a shooting at a mosque in quebec
city. now authorities in several cities here in the u.s. are stepping up security. let's go live to cnn's brynn gingras live. >> let's see what they have to say about what happened. that is what they are saying at this point right now. they are reporting six people killed. eight people injured which took place during a time of prayer at the islamic culture center. of those at the hospital, they are in critical condition. authorities report 39 people who were inside the mosque were able to escape unharmed. now police say two people were arrested. authorities are saying on social media that the situation is now under control. it is being investigated as you said, alison, as a terrorist attack. witnesses said it was a coordinated attack. authorities have not released a
motive or further details of what happened in the mosque. it is unclear. this is not the first time the mosque has been targeted. leaders reported a hate crime in june when a bloody pig's head was set at the door of the mosque during ramadan. condolences at this point in the morning are pouring in from the prime minister and the country's president. justin trudeau says the thoughts are with the families of the victims. and here at home, mayor bill de blasio said muslims here will be protected. the nypd special teams will be paying particular attention to mosques in the city and keeping an eye on information as we get more out of it. the investigation in quebec
city. it is still new. we are learn more about it. >> i think people will make up to really a lot of sadness this morning outside that city as canada comes to terms. thank you. this morning, confusion reigns after protests over the executive order banning travelers from seven muslim ma yort counc majority countries. the president said america is a proud nation of immigrants. we will show compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will protect our border. as the media refuses to say. in a moment, we will have more on the president's comments which followed a growing wave of political and legal complications. democrat and sfet houenate hous leaders set for a protest today. and chuck schumer announced democrats will introduce to try
to overturn the ban. >> this executive order -- was mean spirited and unamerican. it was implemented in a way to create chaos and confusion across the country and it will only serve to embolden and inspire those around the globe who will do us harm. >> the group cair is set to bring a lawsuit on behalf of the people on the travel ban. democrats vow to file their own court challenges. and federal judges across the country have issued temporary stays blocking parts of the travel ban. the department of homeland security says it will comply with judges orders not to deport
travelers detained after they landed. an administration official noting they applied to the one-time situation of travelers in the air when the president signed the order. immigrants overseas will still be banned. >> some of the harshest criticism is out of nowhere with no planning. the white house denies that. a senior administration official says months were spent tracking the order and several of the top immigration staffers on capitol hill participated. others familiar with the matter said the circle was small and homeland security had little input and given few details before the president signed the order. demonstrations against the ban are planned today from uc san diego to the ohio statehouse and in columbia and in new york. on sunday, dmemonstrators packe
boston's square chanting no hate. no fear. immigrants welcome here. at new york city hall, more than 10,000 in battery park. and thousands marched from the hotel to the capitol and back to the white house. at the airport in san francisco, international security checkpoint was shutdown after the airport official claimed the protest was 3,000 strong. overnight, word that the number of travelers subject to the ban has dropped to zero. a homeland security spokeswoman said everyone has been sent home or released in the united states. those who have been let go are 392 green card holders. lawful residents. there is confusion about green cards this weekend.
reince priebus contradicting himself on "meet the press." saying the travel ban does not affect green card holders and moments later saying it does. the green card holders will get extra screening, but barring the criminal history. they will be allowed in. cnn learned the officials are discussing the possibility of asking foreign visits to disclose all social media web site and share cell phone contacts. those discussions are preliminary and how this will work is being sorted out. and anger swirling around the statements made, president trump spoke out on the travel plan trying to calm things down. cnn's athena jones has the latest from the white house. >> reporter: good morning, john and alison. president trump responding to the criticism over the travel
ban. issuing a statement. we will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will protect our citizens and voters. he added this is not a muslim ban as the media is falsely reporti reporting. this is not about religion. this is about keeping our country safe. the first priority is to protect and serve our country. as president, i will find ways to help all those who are suffering. those comments from the president coming as he faces criticism including members from his party. texas congress member will he heard. he released a statement saying this move, this travel plan does not make us safer. rather decreases the security of our homeland and endangers the lives of thousand of american men and women in the military and diplomatic corps. there are 10,000 americans serving in iraq, syria, iran,
libya and somalia. a target has been placed on their back. the white house saying they are extremely proud of what we accomplished so far. that is from senior administration official who said it is really a massive success story of implementation on several levels. clearly, it is a move that is continuing to come under fire. john and alison. >> athena jones. the white house briefed last night was unnamed official. trying to put out their version of what was going on. the president's travel ban has been met with widespread global condemn nation. leaders calling it shameful. we want to get the latest from ian lee live from istanbul. we are hearing from leader whs will take action of their own. >> reporter: that's right. let's start this turkey, john, from the deputy prime minister
saying that tweeting saying refugee well he come in turkey. we happy by welcome global talent not allowed back into the united states. we are hearing from yemen. one of the countries on the travel ban. they are saying that this supports terror and sows division. others say it is regrettable and pointed to the warming of relations between the two countries. we are also noticing right now in the middle east is the silence from other countries. probably not wanting to attract the ire of president trump. especially when reince priebus saying that other countries could be added to it. the strongest condemnation is coming from iran. who summoned the u.s. swiss ambassador since the u.s.
doesn doesn't have an em aboutbassy t. they say there is a 90-day travel ban to americans to iran. we are hearing condemnation from america's closest allies. the uk prime minister theresa may saying we don't agree with the approach. the london mayor saying this is cruel and shameful. and finally, we have angela merkel who called president trump herself to remind him of the united states obligations to refugees under the geneva convention. >> ian lee. a lot of the confusion here with the dual passports, including from one of the seven countries, you could be banned from entering the united states. the son of president trump's national security advisor del e deleted his twitter account as
unnecessary muslim ban. michael flynn jr. has a history of spreading conspiracy theory maki making racially charged comments. he tweeted make american great again with the #muslimban. the white house has rejected the muslim ban. lots of business leaders speaking out. elon musk is taking suggestions on how to amend the executive order. he plans to present them to president trump. details coming up next. if you have medicare
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statement to employees. our priority as ge is our people and customers. we have many employees from the named countries and we do business all over the region. these employees are critical to our success and they are our friends and partners. and this from elon musk saying please read immigration order. let me know specific amendments. we will present to president. musk and immelt are two on the advisory council. jamie dimon said he reached out to employee whemployees. and uber ceo called the ban unjust. saying he would urge the administration to change it. they are on the president's business and economic council. hopefully they have his ear. in the midst of the travel ban, sources in the white house tell cnn the announcement of the
supreme court pick will likely being moved up. two officials say the president has made the decision. that a confirmation team made of top republican advisors is prepared for a possible announcement as early as today. the president has been tweeting and saying he would make the announcement on thursday. clearly the white house wants to change the story that everyone's talking about. they want to change the white hot focus on the travel ban to something else. that announcement could come. we shall see. the first u.s. combat death under president trump. six others were wound the in the operati operation. 14 al qaeda members were killed. a u.s. defense council confirms the mission was authorized by the president. mr. trump released the statement claiming the raid yielded important intelligence to help prevent future terror attacks. lost in the drama of the
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with more. how did the two get along? >> reporter: john, it seems they got on pretty well. both sides describing it as a positive discussion. i think it is important to note there was a lot of things not mentioned. no mention of sanctions. president trump talked about that a lot during the campaign. he would be willing to consider lifting sanctions. that was not discussed. the alleged russian hacking wasn't discussed. nato wasn't discussed. they stayed away from controversial topics. they did talk about the nuclear program and in particular, a key priority from the russian side in combating international terrorism particularly in syria. eluding a type of cooperation that was not possible for the
obama administration and russia. john, they said they are now planning a face-to-face meeting. when or where that will take place, we don't know. positive from both sides. >> no discussion of sanctions which is of great note to many people. clare, thank you. shooting at a mosque in quebec investigated as an act of terror. the latest from canada and the latest fallout from president trump's travel ban after the break.
majority nations. this morning, the president defending the move and slamming his opponent. welcome back to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm john berman. great to see you. 30 minutes after the hour. breaking news from canada. six people are dead after what appears to be a coordinated attack on a mosque in quebec city. authorities in several cities here in the united states are now stepping up security and brynn gingras has details. >> reporter: this stunned the country. so much so that overnight when there was a news conference, it was emotional with authorities. they actually confirmed six people killed in the attack. eight others injured. this happened sunday night while families were worshipping in the house of prayer. those at the hospital right now are described with critical injuries. the attack which witnesses describe as john mentioned a
coordinated attack at the islamic culture center. police arrested two people. few details as to motive or what happened in the mosque. again, it is being investigated as a terrorist attack. 39 people were able to escape unharmed. that is good news. you can imagine right now condolences pouring from the president and prime minister. the thoughts and prayers with the families and victims and they do stand together. also taking to social media. mayor bill de blasio expressing muslims here that they will be protected. the nypd says special teams will pay special attention to mosques here in the city and keep an eye on the investigation to continue to learn details. >> a lot of concern here in the united states based on what they are seeing. brynn, thank you. this morning, confusion after a weekend of chaos and
protests. clarification of the executive order bans travelers from seven muslim majority countries. the president defending the move in a statement. america is a proud nation of immigrants. we will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression. we will do so while protecting our own citizens and borders. we will keep it free and keep it safe. as the media knows, but refuses to say. more of the president's comments in a moment. meantime, political and legal complications mount for the ban. democrats in the house and senate organize a protest today. in a statement, minority leader chuck schumer says democrats will introduce legislation to overturn the ban. >> this executive order was mean
spirited and unamerican. it was implemented in a way to create chaos and confusion across the country and it will only serve to embolden and inspire those around the globe who will do us harm. >> today, the group cair is set to announce a federal lawsuit on behalf of more than 20 people challenging the travel ban. that is on top of the 16 democratic state attorneys general who called the ban unconstitutional and unamerican and unlawful in a joint statement. several federal judges across the country issued temporary stays blocking parts of the travel ban. the department of homeland security says it will comply with the orders not to deport travelers detained after they landed, but administration officials calls the ruling noting they applied to the one-time situation of travelers in the air when the president signed the order.
immigrants who have not yet left from their points of departure overseas will still be banned. the white house is insisting the executive order did not come from nowhere. months were spent drafting it and several of the top immigration staffers on capitol hill participated. others familiar with the matter say the circle involved was small and the agency's most affected homeland security had little input and few details until just before the president signed the order. demonstrations against the ban are being held from san diego to the ohio statehouse to new york city. these follow protests on sundays. boston's square chanting no hate no fair immigra fear immigrants. >> in washington, proper tests marching from the white house to the trump international hotel to the capitol building and back to
the white house. at san francisco airport, an international checkpoint was shutdown. an airport official estimated the protest was 1500 strong. in orlando and philadelphia and seattle and chicago all took place with protests at airports. government officials claim the number of travelers detained at airports has dropped to zero. a homeland security spoerke pern tells cnn everyone has been sent home or released into the united states. those who let go, include 392 green card holder, lawful permanent residents. reince priebus contradicted himself on "meet the press" saying the travel ban does not affect green card holders, but then says later of course it does. then the white house said green card holders will get
extra screening or barring criminal or terrorist history, they will be good to go. and senior officials are considering asking foreign visitors to disclose social media web sites and social media contacts. the discussions are preliminary and how this would actually all work out is still being figured out. >> among the confusion around the statements made by the administration officials. president trump himself spoke out about this. seemed to be trying to calm things down. cnn's athena jones with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. president trump responding to the criticism of the travel ban he imposed. saying in part, we will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression. we will do so while protecting our citizens and voters. he says this is not a muslim ban that the media is falsely
reporti reporting. his first priority is to protect and serve our country. as president he will find ways to help all those who are suffering. those comments from the president coming as he is facing criticism including from members from his own party. texas congress member will hurd. he released a length any stateme statement. he says this does not make us safer. it endangers the lives of american men and women in the military and diplomatic corps. there are almost 10,000 americans serving in iraq, syria, iran, libya, somalia and sudan and yemen. the white house saying theytrem accomplished so far. an official says it is a massive
success story if tern terms of implementation on several levels. it is a move that is continuing to come under fire. john and alison. >> athena jones, thank you. some top lawmakers are critic e criticizing how this ban was rolled out. senate foreign relations committee chairman bob corker saying we all share a desire to protect the american people. this executive order has been poorly implemented. it is my hope that following a thorough review that many of the promsimproved. >> john mccain said it is clear that the executive order was not properly vetted. rob portman said the same. he said we should not turn our backs on the refugees who have
been shown through vetting process to pose no threat to our nation. ultimately we fear the executive order is a self inflict ed woun against terrorism. the two senators should focus on isis and illegal immigration and border security. the president's travel ban has been met with widespread global condemnation. leaders saying it is cruel and shameful. let's get the latest from cnn's ian lee live from istanbul. how is this being received? the travel ban? >> reporter: alison, let's start right here in turkey. this coming from the deputy prime minister. he tweeted out this jab to the united states saying refugees welcome in turkey.
the world's largest refugee hosting country. we happily welcome global talent not allowed back into the united states. yemen has condemned this. yemen one of the seven countries on the list. saying this ban supports terror and sows division. hearing from sudan, another country on the list. it is regrettabregrettable. one thing that is noticeable is silence from the other middle eastern countries likely not wanting to attract the ire of president trump. especially when we heard from white house chief of staff reince priebus saying that other countries could be added to it. really the strongest condemnation coming from iran. summoned the u.s. interests to tehran saying this is a baseless and discriminatory ban.
saying they will also have a 90-day travel ban for americans wanting to go to iran. it is not just these countries. strong u.s. allies coming out against this. uk prime minister theresa may saying that we don't agree with this kind of approach. we hear from the london mayor khan saying it is cruel and shameful. and chancellor angela merkel calling president trump to tell him about the united states responsibilities toward refugees under the geneva convention. alison. >> lots of differing points of view. ian lee live from istanbul. the son of president trump's national security advisor deleting his twitter account. michael flynn jr. has a history of conspiracy theories and
making charged comments as protests broke out over the weekend. he tweeted make america great again with #muslimban. the white house rejecting the next th notion that this is a muslim ban. it complicated that. his twitter account seems to be gone this morning. some of the biggest names in tech are speaking out about the travel ban. we will show you why foreign-born entrepreneurs are central to the success of silicon valley. that's next. odorndacting. it soothes all my muscle aches and pains. and it's convenient for those hard to reach places. and if you're like me, you'll love blue-emu super strength cream. it's made with real emu oil, it's non greasy, it's a deep penetrating formula that works itself down into your joints. take it from me. it works fast and you won't stink. blue-emu, it works for me it'll work for you.
and twitter. apple's ceo tim cook saying apple would not exist without immigration. let alone thrive and innovate the way we do. that is a nod to current employees and founder steve jobs. he was the child of syrian immigrants. the ceos are helping those affected and voicing concerns to the administration. immigrants are the reason for the success of the silicon valley. immigrants make up 70% of the key members of management or product development teams and those companies as well. that's food for thought. a big number. in the midst of the political chaos of the travel ban. sources in the white house tell cnn we could get an announcement of the president's supreme court nominee as early as today. two officials say the president
is already making up his mind on who he wants. a confirmation team of top republican advisers is prepared for a possible announcement. the president had originally planned to reveal the name on thursday. he had been tweeting it all last week. get ready for my supreme court pick on thursday. now the white house eager to change focus from all of this controversy with the travel ban to something else. if he makes a supreme court pick today, people will talk about it. they will not stop talking about the ban. the trump administration with the stunning reorganization of the national security council. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff are out. the top strategist is in. steve bannon. susan rice was stunned. this is stone cold crazy after a week of crazy. who needs military advice or
intel to make policy on isil or syria? or sean spicer called the comments inappropriate language from a former ambassador. a raid in al qaeda in yemen resulted in the first deaths for u.s. members under president trump. we are told 14 al qaeda members were killed. three described as senior leaders. the u.s. defense commission says it was authorized by the president. donald trump said the raid yielded important intelligence. global stock markets reacting. slumping as investors weigh the impact on the president's travel ban. will the concerns hit wall street? we have a check on cnn money stream next.
phones. he talked to saudi king salman. they agreed to protect refugees with safe zones, but no mention of the refugees by the saudis. then there was the anticipated conversation with president trump and the russian president vladimir putin. what was said? how did they get along and most importantly, what was not discussed? let's bring in clare sebastian from moscow. clare. >> reporter: absolutely, john. it was an elephant in the room, you might say. they did not mention the word sanctions once. that was widely anticipated that they talk about the u.s. lifting the sanctions on russia. they did say they would look to restore trade and economic ties with the countries. nothing to do with the alleged hacking with the u.s. election. neither was nato.
a key sticking point for russia. they are interested in the troops in poland and the baltic states. it was a positive conversation. comments from sergei lavrov saying they had mutual respect. especially with how russia was treated by the previous administration. they did layout areas where the two countries' interests align. the nuclear program and proliferation and fighting international terrorism. that is the key priority for russia going forward. they are making plans to meet in person. where and when that will happen we don't know. suddenly positive noises around the call, john. >> mutual respect may be easier to maintain if you don't bring up area where is you disagree. we will see. thank you, clare.
new this morning, north korea could restart a plutonium reactor. the news comes as the defense secretary james mattis prepares to visit leaders in south korea and japan next month. secretary mattis' first overseas trip is a departure from protocol. the first visit has been from top diplomats, not pentagon officials. this is a sign that north korea provocation is a priority. messagy night for delta airlines. delta suffered a computer failure sunday night that halted domestic flights. the faa said international flights and flights in the air were not affected. the ground stop ended and flight delays continue. this is the second time in less than six months that delta has had a major i.t. problem.
let's get a check on cnn money stream. investors are beginning the week nervous following the donald trump executive action on travel. dow futures down. stocks in europe in the red and some asian stocks were closed overnight for holiday. shares in tokyo finished lower. oil prices slipping as well. starbucks ceo responding to the travel ban to commit to jobs for refugees. the company will hire 15,000 refugees over five years. that includes countries it operates in. the proposal begins with a focus on people who served with u.s. troops and support personnel. schultz says we are living in an unprecedented time and wants to reinforce belief in our partners around the world. the ceo of air bnb is offering free housing for people stranded as a result of the
travel ban. the ceo tweeted this. airbnb providing free housing to refugees for anyone not allowed in the u.s. stay tuned for more. contact me for urgent need for housing. and the ceo stands with those affected. he put out a call to those with properties for rent who would like to help. a lot of people reaching out helping. >> i heard from wall street insiders overnight. they have concerns about the travel ban itself, but what most concerns investors is not necessarily the ban. it is the idea that the trump administration is focused on things that are not tax cuts. they care about the tax cuts. that is why the market is going up. they think anything that pulls focus from that or makes it harder to get those through is bad for wall street. >> they are also getting nervous that seeing donald trump follow through what whhe promised on t
travel ban through the campaign, now there are issues. interesting to see. "early start" continues right now. breaking overnight. a deadly rampage at a mosque now ve investigated as an act of terror. two people are in custody. we will tell you what police are learning. growing anger. questions over president trump's historic executive order banning travel from seven muslim majority countries. now the president is defending the move and slamming his opponent. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm john berman. it is monday, january 30th. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. breaking news from canada. six people are dead following a coordinated attack on a mosque in quebec city. this is investigated as an act of anti-muslim terror.
several cities here in the u.s. are stepping up security. we have brynn gingras with more. >> reporter: the flags at half staff this morning as authorities confirm as john said six people killed in the attack. eight others in the hospital right now. described with critical injuries. the attack happened sunday night while dozens of people, families, worshipping at the quebec islamic culture center. 39 people escaped unharmed. authorities are collecting information on the coordinated terrorist attack. witnesses describe two men wearing black firing at worshippers. police have arrested two people. it is unclear if others are involved. authorities say at this hour, the situation is under control. something else authorities are looking into if there is a link between this incident and the hate crime that was reported last year when a bloody pig's headef