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occasions he expressed anti-muslim sentiment as well as his intent, if elected, to ban muslims from the united states." the justice department vowed late thursday not to back down after this loss, saying, "the department of justice strongly disagrees with the decision of the divided court, which blocks the president's efforts to strengthen this country's national security and will seek review of this case in the united states supreme court." dave, christine? >> okay, on to the supreme court. laura jarrett, thanks. "early start" continues right "early start" continues right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com i should not have treated that reporter that way. and for that, i'm sorry. mr. ben jacobs. >> an apology and a win for the montana republican accused of body slamming a reporter. what message does it send to elect greg gianforte hours after an alleged violent outburst? and the fbi taking a closer
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look at jared kushner, part of its russia investigation. what led authorities to focus on the president's top adviser and son-in-law? good morning, everybody, and welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> and i'm christine romans. it is friday, may 26th. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. breaking overnight, montana has a new congressman, a new congressman with a court date. just 24 hours after he was charged with assault for apparently body slamming a reporter, the republican, greg gianforte, scores a decisive win over democrat rob quist. >> there are the final numbers. gianforte's victory celebration relatively subdued. he took a contrite tone, owning up to making a "mistake." joining us with the latest, cnn's ryan young in boseman, montana. good morning to you, ryan. what are you hearing from the people of montana regarding the message this might or might not send? >> reporter: well, good morning, guys. look, we're in big sky country. i can tell you, reporters were here until after 1:30 this morning. there was a bit of celebration
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beforehand. when i walked inside and started mulling around with some of the supporters, they were of high spirits. they actually felt there was some energy created by this. look, people didn't like the idea about what happened, but they did enjoy the idea that someone would stand up for themselves and kind of give a little pushback to a reporter who they thought might have been being a little too pushy. on the other side of that, people are saying, wait, reporters are allowed to ask questions. they should be able to do this. what are we telling our children by having someone react in this way? but listen to the apology last night during that victory speech. >> sometimes hard work is borne out of hard lessons. >> hear, hear! >> amen. [ clapping ] >> last night i learned a lesson. last night i made a mistake. and i took an action that i can't take back, and i'm not proud of what happened. i should not have responded in the way that i did, and for that, i'm sorry.
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>> and you're forgiven! >> i should not have treated that reporter that way, and for that, i'm sorry, mr. ben jacobs. >> reporter: you would love to be able to ask what actually set him off in that instance. look, we met the reporter. he's only about 150 pounds. what physically set that into motion between the two men? over and over again we heard from people that gianforte is a good man, a good businessman that they believe will represent montana well. but of course, just like you said, he still has a court date. he has to be in court before june 7th, so this is far from being over. i can bet this won't be the last time a reporter gets in his face and asks a few more questions. guys? >> yeah, we urge you to be careful, ryan, but maybe ask the congressman why he didn't apologize before this election was over. ryan, thanks. all right, three minutes past the hour. the fbi's russia probe expanding its focus to inside the white house. cnn's learned investigators are taking a closer look at president trump's son-in-law, top adviser jared kushner. >> sources say the focus is on kushner's roles during the
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transition and the campaign where investigators believe russia may have tried to capitalize on his efforts. cnn's evan perez has the latest from washington. >> reporter: christine and dave, there are many tentacles in this ongoing russia election meddling investigation, and increasingly, they all connect to jared kushner and the multiple roles that he played in the campaign and the transition. the president's son-in-law and senior adviser helped build the campaign's data operation, which kushner has said helped micro target certain voters in key states that helped win the white house. the fbi is interested in finding out whether russian spies somehow, either through witting or unwitting help, were able to piggyback on that separation to push negative information about hillary clinton through social media in certain parts of the country. now, investigators are also trying to look at his relationship with michael flynn. the president's fired national security adviser. kushner was in charge of the transition's foreign policy operation and he had his own meetings with russians,
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including the head of a russian state-owned bank that is under sanctions by the u.s. government. now, there is no indication at this point that kushner is the target of any investigation, and there's no allegation of any wrongdoing. jamie gorelick, his attorney, says "mr. kushner previously volunteered to share with congress what he knows about these meetings. he will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry." now, the importance of these developments is that it brings the fbi investigation inside the white house and to the president's family. christine, dave? >> all right, let's bring in cnn politics reporter eugene scott. good morning. you just heard that report from evan about, you know, where this russia investigation is going from here. the president's going to come back from this big european trip -- in fact, we're waiting to see him again in italy this morning. he's going to come back and russia is going to be right on his plate again, isn't it? how important is this kushner development? >> i think it's very important, especially since kushner during the election went on the record
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and said that he pretty much paid very close attention to microtargeting using social media to get messages to voters that he was hoping would vote for donald trump, and i think the fbi and intelligence agencies want to know to what degree were your data analytics getting negative messages about clinton to these people and positive ones about trump and what role, intentionally and unintentionally, did russia perhaps play into all of this. and i think he's going to have to explain those in details that perhaps he wasn't. but what i'm most interested in is donald trump was repeatedly warned not to put michael flynn in the position that he did. and supposedly, jared kushner was one of the main people, he and ivanka, who wanted flynn there. >> and we know the white house just yesterday was saying, there was some reporting on our air, that they're actually organizing like a war room for the russia issue, you know, like a situation room for the russia probe. that just shows you how seriously they're taking it. >> yeah. i'm kind of surprised it hasn't existed before now.
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>> yeah, rapid responses. you wonder, though, if the shift now is towards the financial relationships that jared kushner and president trump have with russia. but let's move on to what happened last night in montana, this special election. gianforte wins, despite the alleged assault committed to ben jacobs, "the guardian" reporter. two things that came out of this election -- one, it was okay to assault a member of the media, and two, greg gianforte got through an election without taking a stance on the house health care bill. he's going to be a member of the house. what is your big takeaway from those two strange developments in montana? >> well, if gianforte does not give an answer on this health care bill, he should expect way more difficult questions at town halls coming up for the people who voted on him who were voting on him with the hope that he would not remove their health care based on how we've seen other lawmakers have to respond to their voters. now, one can argue that he won because of early voting in montana. i believe more than 70% of the people had voted before the
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incident happened. >> right. >> but what we have seen, those of us who have talked to montana voters, we've had cnn reporters on the ground, there are more people in montana who either support his actions or don't find them as problematic as we would think. and i think it would be interesting -- i don't know if we'll ever have this data -- to see how many people voted for him after all this. >> two things on that, one, peter alexander reporting that $100,000 was raised in the 24 hours after this happened. >> i'm not surprised. >> but the editor of "the billings gazette" said the last-minute surge in voters appeared to come from the right, not left. >> and a great deal of that voting was early voting. i want to talk about yesterday and the nato -- you're looking at papers "euro trash" the "daily news," "payout" is what the "new york post" says. yesterday the president's performance at nato, he said they were free loaders. he didn't explicitly say we will defend you if you're ever attacked, that article five. and then there was this moment when he seemed to be jockeying for position with the prime
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minister of montenegro -- >> being subtle. >> the twitterverse went crazy on that one, if you could show it, please. >> that's the prime minister of montenegro who president trump just kind of pushed out of the way to get to that family photo there. >> yeah. we can show it again. oh, oh, oh, oh, oh! folks back home had kind of, on the internet had a lot of fun with that. but how did he do yesterday, in your view? >> yeah, i mean, that was an interesting exchange, to say the least, as you may have known. that was the prime minister's first g7. and so, i wonder if it was the new kid -- >> they're in the process of joining full time, montenegro. >> that's right. >> true. and it was not america's first g7, but it was certainly trump's, and some of the pushback from his speech has been significant, especially considering there is criticism that he doesn't understand how nato works, and his communicating that some countries are not paying up is actually inaccurate, and that's
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not how things operate. and one thing i'm very mindful of, a lot of americans do not understand that the way the nato agreement works is that when the u.s. has gone to war, these countries have gone with us, and they've sent their people with us. >> oh, my gosh, hundreds of thousands of europeans have been fighting alongside the americans in iraq and afghanistan. >> from these countries that donald trump thinks haven't put anything on the line. they've put their lives. >> but he went out of his way to praise saudi arabia, too, in that speech that he gave yesterday, right? and one could argue, you know, critics would say that saudi arabia has funded terrorism in some cases, you know? >> right. and he's been criticized significantly for not speaking out more viciously about human rights concerns in saudi arabia while he was there and receiving gifts and speaking very positively of the trip. >> all right, gene, we'll see you in about 20 minutes. president trump on the final leg of his first overseas trip preparing for some big meetings at the g7 summit.
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he expects to strengthen diplomatic ties with leaders who are anxious to know where he stands on major issues, in particular the paris climate agreement, also isis, afghanistan, and more. cnn white house correspondent sara murray traveling with the president. she joins us from a beautiful backdrop of sicily. good morning to you, sara. >> reporter: good morning. well, the president's debut on the world stage ends here in sicily for the g7 summit. now, this is just a day after he was at nato where he used his platform to lecture other nato members, saying they need to increase their defense spending. now, there are a number of contentious issues on the agenda that could come up today as well. among them is the paris climate accord. president trump is receiving some pressure from european allies, even the pope, to stay a member of that treaty, but he is considering whether or not to stay in it. he has not made a decision on that yet. now, the other sort of backdrop here is the fact that many of our european allies are eyeing russia wearily right now. we have not heard that tone from president trump at all since
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he's been on this trip. in fact, one of his senior advisers said yesterday that the u.s. has no position right now on whether it is going to uphold these sanctions that the obama administration put into place against russia, which is a pretty stunning comment. now, the president is wrapping up what has been a five-nation, nine-day foreign trip, and in what is very unusual, he has not held a press conference, he has not taken questions from the press along the way. his advisers feel this is going swimmingly because he's not had to answer any sticky questions about russia, the situation there. a little disappointing, obviously, to the press who have been chasing him around across the five nations, but it gives you an indication of how little this administration wants the focus to be on russia. back to you guys. >> sara murray live for us in sicily. thank you. >> i hope she gets a good meal, mostly on those g7 meetings you just work. >> she's working so hard. probably not. >> you work, work, work, have a power bar, then get on the plane and come back home. the secretary of state heading to the uk in the wake of the manchester attack as we learn more about the bomber's background. we are live in england. ugh, no bars.
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the election campaign resumes in britain today after being suspended following the manchester terror attack. also back on this morning, intelligence-sharing between the uk and the u.s. after president trump met with prime minister theresa may and vowed to plug the leaks that led britain to briefly suspend the intel sharing. let's bring in cnn's erin mclaughlin live in manchester. erin, good morning to you. we've learned that the uk is running 500 terror plot investigations. this certainly speaks to how hard it can be to track many terror suspects. >> reporter: that's right, dave, and it really gives you a sense of the extent of the terror problem they're facing here in this country. the security minister for the uk giving that interview to the bbc this morning, saying that there are some 500 terror plot investigations currently under
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way, some 3,000 people they're looking at as part of those investigations. now, in terms of the investigation into the manchester attack, it seems that authorities here are making critical progress. some eight people in custody so far, a number of raids carried out in the manchester area. out of those raids, authorities say they've uncovered evidence that's very important to the investigation. we're also hearing more information about the bomber. according to a u.s. official, they believe he may have traveled to syria and trained with isis. meanwhile, intelligence-sharing has continued between the united states and the uk. it was temporarily suspended yesterday in a diplomatic spat. british officials outraged over a number of leaks to u.s. media, leaks that pertain to, they said potentially compromising investigative information, including the attacker's identity. meanwhile, here outside manchester royal infirmary,
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yesterday a very special royal visit from queen elizabeth ii, visiting some 14 children currently admitted to the children's ward under the age of 16, five in critical care. one doctor telling me that it was a very special visit, an important symbol of solidarity from the country. >> erin mclaughlin live for us in manchester. thank you. >> all right, we're monitoring the president's overseas trip. he is in italy right now at this very moment for big meetings at the g7, just getting under way. look at that beautiful sicily. oh. that's sicily. we're going there next. >> that's fantastic. and the cavs and warriors set to meet again in the nba finals. andy scholes with the details in the "bleacher report," next. what makes this simple salad the best simple salad ever? heart healthy california walnuts. the best simple veggie dish ever? heart healthy california walnuts. the best simple dinner ever?
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all right, let's talk some sports. king james' reign over the eastern conference continues. third straight year it's lebron and the cavs against curry and the warriors in the finals. >> i was going to say, didn't we do this last year and the year before? i have read these words before. >> broken record. >> andy scholes has more in the "bleacher report." hey, andy. >> good morning, guys. lebron is now going to his seventh straight nba finals. that's just incredible. we may never see this from an nba superstar ever again. and this game wasn't much of a game. lebron and the cavs just crushing the celtics in game five, 135-102. and with this three right here in the third quarter, lebron passing michael jordan for the most playoff points in nba history. after the game, lebron speaking about how he grew up wanting to be like mike. >> i wore black and red shoes with white socks. i wore short shorts so you could
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see my undershorts underneath. i didn't go bald like mike, but i'm getting there. [ laughter ] but i'm getting there. >> i love tristan thompson's reaction in the background. the cavs now going to face the warriors. it's the first time in nba history that two teams will meet in the nba finals three years in a row. game one set for june 1st. all right, one of the best things in sports today, game seven of the stanley cup playoffs. a great one last night between the penguins and the senators. the game goes to double overtime, tied at 2. and that's when chris kunitz becomes the unlikely hero for the penguins, scoring the game-winning goal. kunitz 37 years old. he hadn't scored in the past 34 games. he had two goals in this one. penguins win to advance to the finals. they're going to defend their title against the nashville predators. that series is going to get started on monday. boy, that escalated quickly. i mean, that really got out of
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hand fast. >> it jumped up a notch. >> it did, didn't it? >> all right, after beating the giants yesterday, the chicago cubs all putting on their best "anchorman" suits as they headed out west for a road trip. and i'll tell you what, guys, there were some great outfits in here. manager joe maddon right there even dyed his hair and dropped a "stay classy" during postgame interviews. that may be my favorite, though, the strength and conditioning coach going swimming ron burgundy, something you rarely see. >> no way. >> i love that. joe maddon, always creative ways to keep the 162-game baseball season interesting. >> i love it. >> joe maddon is outstanding. that escalated quickly. i think that's what greg gianforte said the other night. >> oh! i want you to come as anchorman. one of these days you will come in your full "anchorman" for me. >> i will do that. i will read anything if it's in
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adviser and son-in-law? we'll tell you. welcome back to "early start," everybody. i'm dave briggs. >> and i'm christine romans. it is 31 minutes after the hour this friday morning. it is important to note it is a friday morning. >> it is friday. and breaking news, montana has a new congressman less than 24 hours after being charged with assault for apparently body slamming a reporter. republican greg gianforte with the win over rob quist. >> his celebration subdued. he took a contrite tone, owning up to making a mistake. cnn's ryan young is in bozeman, montana, where it is 3:32 in the morning. give us a sense of what the mood is there, the mood on the campaign and now this is a congressman, this guy with a new job and a court date. >> reporter: absolutely. we've been having this conversation all morning long. look, when we walked inside, you could feel the energy in the room. there were people who were definitely here to support the
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new congressman. they had an idea, they said maybe an outsider came in here and pushed too hard trying ask questions. others, though, were like, wait a minute, someone should be able to ask questions. it's a first amendment right. a reporter should be able to come in and confront, especially about health care. that was the back-and-forth. three newspapers pulled their endorsements, but it didn't seem to dampen the mood for supporters of gianforte. in fact, listen to this apology he gave last night during his acceptance speech. >> sometimes hard work is borne out of hard lessons. >> yes. >> hear, hear! >> amen. [ clapping ] >> last night i learned a lesson. last night i made a mistake. and -- [ laughter ] -- i took an action that i can't take back, and i'm not proud of what happened. i should not have responded in the way that i did, and for
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that, i'm sorry. >> and you're forgiven! >> i should not have treated that reporter that way, and for that, i'm sorry, mr. ben jacobs. >> reporter: christine and dave, look, a lot of people were pointing to the fact that this is why they like this man, the idea that he is a strong -- has a strong christian faith, he's a businessman. they feel like he would represent them best in washington. that's what we heard from his supporters. others, though, are wondering what message this sends to the rest of the country when a reporter can't ask questions. in fact, yesterday i felt like some people were asking, what did the reporter do to cause this? so, it's a little bit of a back-and-forth there about exactly what happened, but at the end of the day, you know he's going to face reporters constantly in the halls of congress. >> absolutely. >> reporter: because that's where we hang out and ask questions. and the other part, don't forget, there's a trial date ahead here because he has to appear in court before june 7th, so this is not over yet. >> it is not over just yet. he has a new job and a court date, and he will absolutely have to talk to reporters, reporters, by the way, who write
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stories and broadcast stories so that his constituents back home can know what he's doing on their behalf. that is what we call democracy. >> reporter: so he can help the people, absolutely. >> all right. sometimes you feel like you're kind of like, i don't know, alice in wonderland over here. thank you so much. nice to see you, ryan. all right, president trump on the final leg of his first overseas trip preparing for some big meetings at the g7 summit today. the president looks to strengthen diplomatic ties with leaders who are anxious to know where he stands on major issues like the paris climate agreement, isis, afghanistan, and more. >> it comes just a day after the president returned to his harsh rhetoric on nato. cnn white house correspondent sara murray is traveling with the president. she's got more on today's agenda. she is live from sicily, where the live shot is beautiful, but it is a very busy day. i think it's also interesting, sara, that you know, this is a g7 meeting. it wasn't very long ago, these were g-8 meetings, but russia got kicked out of the group for its bad behavior in europe, in ukraine. so, kind of an interesting subtext. >> reporter: that's right, it
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does certainly seem like russia will continue to hang over president trump's diplomatic debut, even if he's not the one who's talking about it. so, he continues today here in sicily for the g7 summit. that's just a day after he was at nato where he took his opportunity on stage to criticize the other members, pressing them to spend more on defense. now, today there are some sticky issues ahead as well. as you mentioned, there are going to be discussions about the paris climate accord, a number of trump's european allies are going to be pushing the u.s. to stay in that accord. the president has not signals whether he is willing to do that or not, but also, there are a number of countries, as you point out, who are eyeing russia very warily right now. we have not heard that from president trump at all throughout this trip. in fact, it is so clear that he does not want to discuss russia, does not want to discuss sort of the chaos that is still looming back home with the investigation into russia meddling in the u.s. election, into whether there was collusion between the trump campaign and russia. in a very unusual move,
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president trump is wrapping up his five-nation, nine-day foreign trip and not holding a single press conference along the way. now, that could change. they could surprise us with one this afternoon or tomorrow, but as of right now, nothing is planned. back to you guys. >> all right, nothing is planned. we're seeing some of those arrivals there. we were showing them while you were talking to us. we saw emmanuel macron, the new president of france. so, we'll continue to monitor those pictures. thank you, sara. all right, let's bring in cnn politics reporter eugene scott. good to see you, my friend. >> good morning. >> let's talk about what's happening overseas. pretty mistake-free trip for the president, but interesting how it plays differently over there versus over here. his comments at nato, the "new york post" says "pay up," but "euro trashed" is the headline on the "daily news." look, president obama made the same request -- pay up, pay towards your 2% of defense, albeit with very different language, very different mannerisms. who's to say which one is right? >> yeah, i mean, it depends who you're talking to, right?
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so, many of the people who voted for donald trump share his view on that. they do believe that the people, the governments that are a part of nato should honor the commitment that they've made, but we have some reporting at cnnpolitics.com that says the whole idea that there's some countries that owe nato something, that are in debt, is actually not accurate. >> it's not back dues. >> it's not back dues. >> it's a goal. >> and the way donald trump is explaining this issue is just not completely accurate and displays that perhaps he doesn't actually know how the nato operates. >> you don't get a bank account, it's about how much you're spending on your own military to make sure you're ready if one of your partners as attacked that you will be able to pay your fair share and pull your weight. >> right. >> let me talk about the fbi for a minute, taking a closer look at jared kushner, we've been reporting, as part of the russia investigation. tell us a little bit, what led to the fbi, do you think, looking into jared kushner, or do we know yet? >> well, we don't completely know what led to this, but we do know what they are looking at, and there are a few things.
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one of them is kushner was very vocal in a "forbes" article during the election in his oversing of the data analytics of the campaign. he learned to operate facebook in a way that microtargeted the messages he wanted to come from the campaign to voters in states that they were predicted actually to lose, and it was pretty effective. and so, there's also obviously been some concern about the role that russia played in terms of spreading fake news and harmful news about hillary clinton and positive news about trump. it's not clear. no one's saying that jared kushner did anything regarding that intentionally or unintentionally, but the fbi certainly wants to see what is happening. but i do think something more interesting is flynn, michael flynn, and they're very interested in that. jared kushner was a big fan of michael flynn, supposedly, and wanted him in the position, even when the president was told not to. >> he was one of his strongest advocates in this administration. >> he was. >> that is a good point. you wonder if now more of a shift to the financial ties
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between -- >> right. >> but let's shift to what happened last night in montana, the special election. greg gianforte wins, despite being charged with a misdemeanor count of assault against ben jacobs, the reporter. a couple of questions emerging, and that's what is now acceptable in terms of behavior towards the media, but also -- [ everyone talking at once ] -- in terms of not taking a stance on the house-passed health care bill and still winning election. what's your big takeaway from those two questions emerging out of montana? >> well, i think gianforte needs to figure out an answer, because this will not be the last time a reporter asks him questions about where he stands on health care, and perhaps more importantly, it won't be the last time constituents want to know where he stands on health care. we've seen the town halls in the last several months, and the questions that lawmakers are getting are far more important than what ben jacobs gave him. and so, whether or not he is going to resort to punching or body slamming again, which i seriously doubt he will after everything, or if he's going to be able to communicate clearly where he stands on the issue,
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it's up to him, but it hurts, ultimately, the people he said he wants to represent in washington. >> you know, he's got a lot of work to do to repair his reputation, quite frankly. either this was a complete one-off and now he's known as the body-slamming congressman from montana, right? and that is what he is known as. >> right. >> or he's got an anger problem and, you know, he's going to have to really figure out how to work with people in washington. it's not a go-it-alone kind of place. you have to compromise, you have to talk to reporters, and you have to represent your constituents, you know? >> he does. and i think what's interesting, i was speaking with some people in montana yesterday. gianforte's a very successful businessman, a job-creator, and i think that he has a bit of a microcosm of what we saw during the national election, and that certainly led people to back him. furthermore, i mean, the reality is, the views of the mainstream media by many american voters, especially those on the right, isn't a positive one, and i think while there are people who definitely don't think it's appropriate to put your hands on reporters, the sympathy isn't there to the degree that we
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would expect. >> one thing is clear, an apology would have meant an awful lot more before he won -- >> immediately. >> -- an election. >> yeah. >> that next morning, come out and show some regret, some remorse. eugene scott, thank you for being here. >> thurks guys. so, i was not here yesterday. >> no, i missed you. >> i took a day trip to disney, went to disney for the day. >> not cool. >> i sat down with bob iger, ceo of disney. >> you didn't bring me anything, either. >> little mickey mouse ears, right? i went to talk about the newest attraction "pandora: the world of avatar," based on the james cameron film. we talked about that attraction and about safeguarding the "star wars" franchise, the purchase of lucasfilm they made, and the one thing corporate america really cares about, tax reform. >> we do believe that it is time for tax reform in the united stat states. from a corporate perspective, i've been vocal about this. >> reporter: not just tax cuts for business, but a reform. >> absolutely. >> reporter: right. >> we need complete reform. everything needs to be simpler. it needs to be more fair, more
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acumenical. from a business perspective, we have the highest corporate tax rate in the world. it's interesting, people tend to jump to a conclusion about that. they think, well, just so businesses can do better. well, businesses doing better is good for the american economy. it's good for people, it's good for jobs. >> reporter: what does bob iger do next? have you ever thought about politics? >> i never dreamed about being the president of the united states, actually. >> reporter: it wouldn't be as fun as running disney. >> i did dream about running the walt disney company. i did have a discussion with president obama and mrs. obama about who had the more fun job. they concluded that i have. i don't know if they're right or not. i haven't made any plans post disney. i said before, the whole notion of running for president or being president is something not in any way considered frivolously, and i haven't spent much time thinking about it. >> but people keep asking him. that's the interesting thing. people keep asking him.
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>> sure. people keep asking everyone, the rock -- >> mark zuckerberg. >> you could go on, mark zuckerberg, mark cuban, businessmen everywhere being asked this question. >> it's interesting. "pandora" opens tomorrow. >> looks awesome. sounds like that ride was a lot of fun. >> it was. ahead, another legal blow for the president's travel ban. more on that, and we're keeping an eye on sicily as president trump's meetings at his first g7 getting under way, getting a look there at theresa may and world leaders arriving for these crucial meetings. ♪ the sun'll come out for people with heart failure, tomorrow is not a given. but entresto is a medicine that helps make more tomorrows possible. ♪ tomorrow, tomorrow... ♪ i love ya, tomorrow in the largest heart failure study ever, entresto helped more people stay alive and out of the hospital than a leading heart failure medicine. women who are pregnant must not take entresto. it can cause harm or death to an unborn baby.
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they added in russia because russia's such an important world power. then they kicked russia out after its incursion in ukraine. >> yes. less you canward handshake there than we saw yesterday. >> the double french kiss. but we'll start to see most of them start to appear here. the president had a bilateral meeting with shinzo abe -- >> shinzo abe, that's right. >> and we'll start to see a lot of them come here. a lot of the work gets done before the leaders get there. >> critical meetings, though. >> that a lot of these leaders have been talking about. and at nato, we've been told by people inside these governments that they're very careful about how they approach the new president of the united states. you know, they were told to use flattery, keep their points very brief and always bring it back to what it means for the trump administration and the united states. >> but will any agreement on the united states staying in the paris climate agreement or not, will that emerge out of this? we shall see, my friend. all right, time now to take a look at what's coming up on "new day" with our friend,
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alisyn camerota joining us this morning. >> good morning! >> hello, my friend. >> hello, my friends. happy friday. >> i guess g7, montana, plenty on the agenda today. >> that's right, we are going to talk about montana, because if a democrat cannot win in a district where the republican was accused of assault, what does this mean for the democrats? maybe they're being overly optimistic about their chances in the midterms. so, we are going to talk to some leading democrats about that. of course, we are also going to be following all of the latest russia investigation threads. we have incredible power panels for you. let me rattle off a couple of names you'll be treated to. ron brownstein, jeffrey toobin, tim o'brien, a.b. stoddard, david fun, phil mudd. basically, guys, you are going to get smarter, your iq will go up just from watching "new day" this morning. >> we can't get any smarter! we're all set. >> well, right. not you guys. >> and i just heard john berman's there, so you have the
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bermanator! that is something. >> can you believe this show? >> speaking of raising the intelligence bar, yes. >> that says nothing about chris cuomo being on vacation. you're going to get smarter because chris cuomo's on vacation. >> those were your words, not ours. we didn't say that. didn't say that out loud. >> i'm sure you're not going to be in big, big trouble christine. >> all right. nice to see you guys. >> thanks, guys. see you in a bit. >> and the breaking news there is it is friday. it is friday at "new day" and "early start." first it was volkswagen and fiat chrysler, now another cheater on diesel emissions. that's "cnn money stream" next. finding time to get things done isn't easy.
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the court citing the campaign rhetoric. once again, laura jarrett has more from washington. >> reporter: another significant setback for the trump administration in the ongoing legal drama over the president's travel ban. this time a majority of judges on the fourth circuit court of appeals upholding the decision to halt the ban. finding it likely violates the constitution because it was disfavoring muslims. the court's ruling was lengthy stating congress granted broad powers, but when it comes to immigration, the president's power cannot go unchecked. the trump administration tried to justify their attempt to ban foreign nationals from six muslim majority countries on national security grounds. at the end of the day, trump's words doomed any legal justification his lawyers could offer in the case with the majority of judges finding that
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then candidate trump's campaign statements revealed on many occasions, he expressed anti-muslim sentiment and intent to ban muslims from the united states. the justice department vowed not to back down after the loss saying, quote, the department of justice disagree ws with the order. >> laura jarrett, thank you. let's get a check of cnn money stream. record highs on wall street for the nasdaq and s&p. dow is 33 points shy from the high. amazon and google just short of the high. and gm class action lawsuit claiming the pickup truck are programmed to cheat. the stock fell 2% on the news.
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mark zuckerberg is not running for office. the facebook founder got political at harvard university. he encouraged students to create a world where everyone succeeds. >> for our society to keep moving forward, we have a generational challenge. to not only create new jobs, but create a renewed sense of purpose. >> jobs? purpose? he talked about climate change. he embarked on a tour to talk to real americans. >> mark zuckerberg. mark cuban. bob iger. the rock. who else? >> every business leader. we ask them. should be interesting. >> i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. "new day" starts now. live coverage of the g7 meetings in sicily. >> i should not have responded the way i did. for that i'm sorry. >> victory for the candidate.
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>> that type of attack was beyond the pale. >> the left has precipitated this tense confrontational approach. >> i hope it would be up to the people of montana to demand a higher standard. the fbi is looking at jared kushner. he is not the target at this stainin stage. >> there is almost no one closer to the president. >> things have been intensifying. the president has grown frustrated. this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> welcome viewers in the united states and around the world. this is "new day." it is friday, may 26th. 6:00 in new york. chris is off. john berman joins us. >> happy friday. >> we have breaking news. we start on your starting line today. republican gianforreg gianforte montana's special election. this is a day after he allegedly assaulted a reporter triggering
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a national outcry. greg gianforte apologized to the reporter during his victory speech. and the fbi russia investigation focusing now on jared kushner's role during the campaign and transition, including kushner's relationship with fired national security adviser michael flynn as well as russian contacts. president trump wrapping up the overseas trip with the g7 summit. the president is vowing to plug the leaks in the manchester bombing investigation. this as we learn the terrorist behind the attack may have had isis training. we have all of this covered. let's go first to cnn's ryan young in bozeman, montana. you assault a reporter one night and the one the election the next. ryan. >> reporter: john, what a 24 hours. body slamming and charges fired

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