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the president in no way, form, or fashion, has of promoted or encouraged violenviolence -- quite the contrary. >> if that's the contrary, we hesitate to ask, what counts as encouraging violence? the president's latest assault on the media stirring up very
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real concerns about safety for journalists. and with the president getting set for his first meeting with vladimir putin, we're getting set for our insight into what will and won't be discussed at the g-20 summit later this week. good morning, everyone, welcome to "early start." ielt brig i'm dave briggs. christine romans has the day off. monday, july 3rd, 4:00 a.m. in the east. we in the press keep doing our job, the president should keep doing his. that's the press' official line after the latest escalation in the president's war on the media. he edited this, a clip from a wwe broadcast originally posted on reddit. trump slamming vince mcmahon. it was altered to make it look like he was attacking a figure with a cnn logo for a head. it's since become one of the president's most shared, re-tweeted posts ever -- sadly. some of the president's fans laughed at the clip. members of the media, some of whom have faced threats for their reporting, took it for
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seriously. it came just three days after presidential spokeswoman sarah huckabee sanders said this -- >> the president in no way, form, or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence. if anything, quite the contrary. >> cnn's official statement on the wrestling tweet calls that sanders statement a lie. meantime, some twitter users flagged the tweet saying it violates the social media company's ban on "hateful conduct" but twitter decided it did not cross the line. official reaction from washington and beyond has been mostly one sided against the president. in part because it's been radio silence from most republicans. just before trump posted this tweet, nebraska senator ben sass said on sunday that he's been troubled by the president's recent attacks on the news media. >> there's an important distinction to draw between bad stories or crappy coverage and
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the right that citizens have to argue and complain about that, and trying to weaponize distrust. the first amendment is the beating heart of the american amendment, and you can't separate that in there. >> kate collins is stratravelin with the president. >> reporter: democratic members of congress have wasted no time attacking the president after he tweeted a video of himself tackling a man with a cnn logo imposed on his head. house minority leader snowplows, "violence and violent imagery to bully the press must be rejected. this july 4th, celebrate freedom of the press, guardians to our democracy." congressman frank pallone eco-- echoed her sent want saying, "donald trump with a threat to the press, we must speak out." the president ramped things up starting with a personal insult to a television host on thursday
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and escalating it with a video on sunday. white house officials have not responded to requests for comment, asking if they stand by their statement that the president has never encouraged violence in any form. the only administration official who has responded to the president's tweet is homeland security adviser tom bossert when he appeared on abc sunday morning. here's bossert's reaction to the president's tweet -- >> i think that no one would perceive that as a threat. i hope they don't. i think he's beaten up in a way on cable platforms that he has a right to respond to. he does that regularly -- >> and you don't think that's a threat to anyone? you don't think that's sending a message, do that to the media, do that to cnn? >> no. i don't think so. i think that importantly here he's a genuine president ex-pressing himself genuinely. to be honest, i think that's why he was elected. >> reporter: the white house often says that the president is his own best messenger, and twitter is a platform where he can speak directly to his base without going through the media. instead of using that platform to tell 33 million people about the health care debate or to
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preview his upcoming foreign trip where he will meet with russian president vladimir putin for the first time, he's using it to attack the media. >> thanks. president trump's attack on cnn is only his most recent aggression. he spent the last week relentless berating msnbc, the "washington post," and "new york times." he used more than a minute and a half at a kennedy center event honoring veterans to still slam the media. >> the press has destroyed themselves because they went too far. [ cheers ] instead of being subtle and smart, they used the hatchet, and the people saw it right from the beginning. [ applause ] the fake media tried to stop us from going to the white house, but i'm president, and they're not. >> for those keeping score at
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home, here's a tally of president trump's tweets attacking the media. at 94, there are nearly as many blasting the press as the next two topics -- jobs and the military -- combined. meanwhile, president trump's trying to focus on the north korean nuclear threat during phone calls with the leaders of china and japan. mr. trump and prime minister abe agreeing to hold a trilateral summit with south korea on the sidelines of the upcoming g-20 meeting in germany. they plan to appeal to beijing to do more to isolate pyongyang. the, go g-20 will mark the firs face to face with president trump and vladimir putin. the president will face a number of thorny issues on the hi high-stakes overseas trip. >> reporter: president trump has a full agenda this week before he even sits down with president putin. he visits poland on wednesday to take part in a gathering of leaders from central europe, the
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baltic states, and the balkans to boost regional trade. now the president wants to promote u.s. natural gas exports there, but this is making european leaders a bit nervous. they see president trump as supporting the right wing nationalist government in poland with their disputes with the e.u. when he arrives in hamburg for the g2 meeting, he could be headed for a collision course with european leaders. german chancellor angela merkel has predicted difficult talks with president trump over climate change and trade when the leaders meet. since his last visit to europe, the president has pulled out of the paris climate agreement, repeatedly criticized germany over its trade surplus. then, of course, there's the meeting with president putin. both sides are playing down expectations. national security adviser h.r. mcmaster said there's no agenda, just what the president wants to talk about. obviously everybody wants to know whether the president will bring up russia's meddling in
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the u.s. election, warn him not to do it again. i think we're more likely to see the leaders put the elections aside and move forward on issues like syria and ukraine. the body language in the meeting is going to be very interesting and telling. >> it is indeed. meanwhile, a request for detailed voter information by the white house commission on election integrity, yes, election integrity -- forget about russia's meddling -- is running into resistance from well over half the states. south dakota and new mexico joining a growing list of at least 29 states refusing to turn over voter data or expressing reservations. the trump administration claims it simply wants to investigate voter fraud. the president and his commission asking all 50 states to turn over full names of registered voters along with dates of birth, party affiliation, voter history, and partial social security numbers. several of the states objecting to the request, led by
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republicans. that includes kansas where the secretary of state is co-chairman of the voter fraud commission. he says privacy laws prevent him from sharing personal voter data. all this not sitting too well with the president who tweeted, "numerous states are refusing to give information to the distinguished voter fraud panel. what are they trying to hide?" the white house pays women 80 cents for every dollar it pays men. that pay gap is wider than the national average. according to cnn analysis of white house pay data, the average salary for men is nearly $104,000. for women, though, $83,500, about $20,000 less on average. the number of men and women on staff is about even, so why the difference? well, more women fill lower ranking jobs. in fact, only 6 of the highest paid 22 employees are women.
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the president hasn't commented. first daughter ivanka trump focuses helping working women. previously tweeting, "we must work to close the gender pay gap." however, the trump white house is not the first to pay women less than men. past administrations including that of former president obama also had a gender pay gap. run for governor, and you can use beaches even when they're closed. that's the message from chris christie as new jersey grapples with the government shutdown. can they get parks and beaches open in time for the fourth of july?
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governor chris christie convening both houses of the new jersey state legislature this morning in an attempt to end a disastrous budget impasse. this day three without a budget for the state. that has 35,000 workers furloughed for the holiday. all state parks remain closed, ruining july 4th plans for thousands of beach-goers. but the governor and his family,
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they got to enjoy the sand and surf. the christies had full run of the beach where the residence is located. christie shrugging off criticism telling reporters, "it's just the way it goes." >> it didn't -- go ahead. i didn't get any sun today. no. no. there's no one on a beach state park. there are no lifeguards. there's no one to pick up the garbage. there's no one providing any services at island beach state park. >> my question is -- >> next. next! next -- excuse me. next. next. i'm done. we're talking about the closure of government, and you're talking about your tmz stuff. >> cnn's paolo sandoval with more on the shutdown. >> reporter: dave, day three of this new jersey state government shutdown, and there has been little to no sign of progress between governor chris christie and lawmakers as they try to come up with a solution to this financial impasse happening at
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trenton, new jersey. as a result, some of the nonessential facilities have been closed. and that includes liberty state park which state troopers have been blocking off since this budget ordeal started over the weekend. as a result, we have seen people come here and not be able to gain access, especially on this fourth of july weekend. it has turned into the inconvenience for people from around the world that travel here to perhaps check out the sights, check out the view. so the main question that folks in new jersey are asking themselves this morning -- how long will this shutdown last? i can tell you the last time this went down was back in the summer of 2006. took about eight days for them to be able to come up with a budget. then get rid of the shutdown. expected today, another session in which the governor will call back lawmakers. but will there be any progress? that's going to be something that we will be closely watching throughout the day. dave? >> thank you. in maine, the state government is also shut down by a budget impasse. the governor declaring a state
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of civil emergency. all nonemergency government functions grinding to a halt. state parks, at least, will remain open. maine lawmakers negotiating into sunday night trying to reconcile a feud between governor la page, a republican, and democratic house speaker sarah gideon. lepage is refusing to sign any spending plan that includes tax hikes. lawmakers given a day of leave with pay. investigators trying to determine how an amtrak train derailed with 267 passengers on board. several suffered minor injuries when the locomotive and baggage car left the tracks near the chambers bay golf course 45 miles south of seattle. police used pollution control measures to stop fuel from leaking into the bay. the derailed cars came within several feet of slipping down a wall of rocks into the puget sound. new details in the diplom diplomatic standoff over qatar.
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the deadlines to meet a series of demands from regional neighbors has been pushed back. now president trump is getting involved. we're live in dough had.
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long list of demands by 48 hours. we have more live from doha. good morning, what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning, dave. as you mentioned, those phones calls that president trump made, it's important to note that some people in this region felt that the president's involvement in this crisis may have made it worse. you had secretary tillerson trying to call for dialogue and mediation to resolve this crisis amongst the u.s. allies, president trump was seen to be taking sides in the conflict, taking the side of the saudi-led alliance, and singling out qatar, the key u.s. military ally in the region. this is where things stand now -- the ten-day deadline set by the saudi-led alliance for their list of 13 sweeping demands that included reducing ties with iran, shutting down theal jazeera network. scrapping plans for a turkish
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military base being set up here in douha, that deadline expired. we haven't had an outright rejection, but they've made the position clear. we're the deadline has been extended by kuwait, the mediator in this conflict, and we know that the foreign minister of qatar just arrived arrived in the past hour carrying a letter from the emir of qatar to the emir of kuwait, in it is this country's response to the saudi-led alliance and their demands. dave, it is pretty clear we know what the qatari position has been throughout the crisis. they say they're willing to negotiate, they're open for dialogue. but they will not accept anyone trying to dictate what this country's foreign policy should be or trying to strip it was its sovereignty. they feel this is what it's about and say the list of demands proves that. it is unclear what happens next. we've heard from uae officials saying that there will be no
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escalation at this point, dave. >> all right. live for us in qatar, thank you. president trump taking his war on the media to a whole new low level. >> are president trump's tweets considered official white house statements? >> well, the president is the president of the united states, so there -- they're considered official statements by the president of the united states. >> so if this is an official statement, is the president advocating violence against journalists?
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the president in no way, form, or fashion, has of promoted or encouraged violence of anything -- quite the contrary. [ cheers ] >> perhaps the white house just has a different definition of encouraging violence.
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the president's latest twitter tirade on the media prompting real concerns about the safety of people who cover the twitter troll-in-chief. and we're getting our first insight into what's on the agenda for the president's first meeting with vladimir putin this week. will the election meddling come up when they talk at the g-20? welcome back to "early start," i'm dave briggs. christine romans will be back tomorrow. 30 minutes past the hour. we at cnn will keep doing our jobs, the president should do his, that's the media's latest line after president trump's escalation in the war on the media. the president tweeted this,dited clip from a wwe wrestling broadcast originally posted on reddit. video of the match made it look like president trump was attacking a figure with a cnn logo with a head. it has since become one of the president's most shared, most re-tweeted posts ever, sadly. some of the president's fans
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laughed at the clip. members of the media, some of whom have faced threats for their reporting, took it seriously. it came just three days after presidential spokeswoman sarah huckabee sanders, said this -- >> the president in no way, form, or fashion, has ever promoted or encouraged violence of any type -- quite the contrary. >> cnn calls that statement a lie. some twitter users flagged the tweet saying it violates the social media company's ban on hateful conduct. twitter decided it did not cross the line. official reaction from washington and beyond has been mostly one sided against the president. in part because it's been radio silence from republicans. just before the posted tweet, nebraska senator ben sass said on sunday that he's been troubled by the president's recent attacks on the news media.
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>> there's an important distinction to draw between bad stories or crappy coverage and the right that citizens have to argue and complain about that, and trying to weaponize distrust. the first amendment is the beating heart of the american experiment, and you don't get to separate the freedoms that are in there. >> weaponizing distrust. for more reaction, caitlyn collins is traveling with the president at his new jersey golf club. >> reporter: democratic members of congress have wasted no time attacking the president after he tweeted a video of himself tackling a man with a cnn logo imposed on his head. house minority leader nancy pelosi said, "violence and violent imagery to bully the press must be rejected. this july 4th, celebrate freedom of the press, guardians to our democracy." congressman frank pallone echoed her sentiment saying, "donald trump with a threat to the press, we must speak out." the president ramped things up
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starting with a personal insult to a television host on thursday and escalating it with a video on sunday. white house officials have not responded to requests for comment, asking if they stand by their statement that the president has never encouraged violence in any form. the only administration official who has responded to the president's tweet is homeland security adviser tom bossert when he appeared on abc sunday morning. here's bossert's reaction to the president's tweet -- >> i think that no one would perceive that as a threat. i hope they don't. i think he's beaten up in a way on cable platforms that he has a right to respond to. he does that regularly -- >> and you don't think that's a threat to anyone? you don't think that's sending a message, do that to the media, do that to cnn? >> no. i don't think so. i think that importantly here he's a genuine president
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expressing himself genuinely. to be honest, i think that's why he was elected. >> reporter: the white house often says that the president is his own best messenger, and twitter is a platform where he can speak directly to his base without going through the media. instead of using that platform to tell 33 million people about the health care debate or to preview his upcoming foreign trip where he will meet with russian president vladimir putin for the first time, he's using it to attack the media. >> thanks. president trump's attack on cnn is only his most recent aggression. he spent the last week relentless berating msnbc, the "washington post," and "new york times." on saturday he used more than a minute and a half at the kennedy space center event honoring veterans to still slam the media. >> the press has destroyed themselves because they went too far. [ cheers ] instead of being subtle and smart, they used the hatchet, and the people saw it right from the beginning. [ applause ] the fake media tried to stop us from going to the white house,
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but i'm president, and they're not. >> for those keeping score at home, here's a tally of president trump's tweets attacking the media. at 94, there are nearly as many blasting the press as the next two topics -- jobs and the military -- combined. meanwhile, president trump's trying to focus on the north dplaerng threat during phone calls with the leaders of china and japan. mr. trump and prime minister abe agreeing to hold a trilateral summit with south korea on the sidelines of the upcoming g-20 meeting in germany. they plan to appeal to beijing to do more to isolate pyongyang. the g-20 will mark the first face to face with president trump and vladimir putin. the president will face a number of thorny issues on the high-stakes overseas trip. >> reporter: president trump has a full agenda this week before he even sits down with president putin. he visits poland on wednesday to
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take part in a gathering of leaders from central europe, the baltic states, and the balkans to boost regional trade. now the president wants to promote u.s. natural gas exports there, but this is making european leaders a bit nervous. they see president trump as supporting the right wing nationalist government in poland with their disputes with the e.u. when he arrives in hamburg for the g-20 meeting, he could be headed for a collision course with european leaders. german chancellor angela merkel has predicted difficult talks with president trump over climate change and trade when the leaders meet. since his last visit to europe, the president has pulled out of the paris climate agreement, repeatedly criticized germany over its trade surplus. then, of course, there's the meeting with president putin. both sides are playing down
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expectations. national security adviser h.r. mcmaster said there's no agenda, just what the president wants to talk about. obviously everybody wants to know whether the president will bring up russia's meddling in the u.s. election, warn him not to do it again. i think we're more likely to see the leaders put the elections aside and move forward on issues like syria and ukraine. the body language in the meeting is going to be very interesting and telling. >> it is indeed. meanwhile, the white house commission on election integrity, yes, election integrity -- forget about russia's meddling -- is running into resistance from well over half the states. south dakota and new mexico joining a growing list of at least 29 states refusing to turn over voter data or expressing reservations. the trump administration claims it simply wants to investigate voter fraud. the president and his commission asking all 50 states to turn over full names of registered voters along with dates of birth, party affiliation, voter history, and partial social security numbers. several of the states objecting to the request, led by republicans.
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that includes kansas where the secretary of state is co-chairman of the voter fraud commission. he says privacy laws prevent him from sharing personal voter data. all this not sitting too well with the president who tweeted, "numerous states are refusing to give information to the distinguished voter fraud panel. what are they trying to hide?" governor chris christie taking heat for his family's day at the beach. >> next -- excuse me. next, next. i'm done. we're talking about the closure of government, and you're talking about your tmz stuff. >> vintage christie. problem is, the christies were the only ones able to enjoy a new jersey beach during a government shutdown. that story's next.
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governor chris christie convening both houses of the new jersey legislature in an attempt to end a budget impasse. this is day three. without a budget for the state, 35,000 workers are furloughed for the holiday. all state parks remain closed, ruining fourth of july plans for thousands of beachgoers. the governor and his family got to enjoy the sand and surf. the christies had full run of island beach park where the governor's residence is located. christie telling reporters, "that's just the way if goes." i'll tell you how it went, basically, stop, next question, next question, this is tmz stuff. paolo sandoval with more.
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>> reporter: dave, day three of this new jersey state government shutdown, and there has been little to no sign of progress between governor chris christie and lawmakers as they try to come up with a solution to this financial impasse happening at trenton, new jersey. as a result, some of the nonessential facilities have been closed. and that includes liberty state park which state troopers have been blocking off since this budget ordeal started over the weekend. as a result, we have seen people come here and not be able to gain access, especially on this fourth of july weekend. jsh it has turned into the inconvenience for people from around the world that travel here to perhaps check out the sights, check out the view. so the main question that folks in new jersey are asking themselves this morning -- how long will this shutdown last? i can tell you the last time this went down was back in the summer of 2006. took about eight days for them to be able to come up with a budget. then get rid of the shutdown. expected today, another session in which the governor will call back lawmakers.
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but will there be any progress? that's going to be something that we will be closely watching throughout the day. dave? >> thank you. >> as of july 1st, connecticut, pennsylvania, wisconsin among states who don't have an agreement. illinois's dispute the longest running. that state has not passed a spending plan in more than two years. putting it at risk to become the first state who's credit rating is downgraded to junk. many budget impasses are driven by ideological differences made worse by poor budget forecasting. last year, half of the states collected less in taxes than expected, and many legislatures are developed on how to make up the budget deficit. 46 states had a budget deadline friday because their fiscal year begins july 1. time for a look at the forecast for the month of july.
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meteorologist pedram javaheri joins us with hot spots and some wet spots, unfortunately. good 3rd of july. here's what's happening today. a lot of heat to go around in early july. notice there are a few pockets into the lower 80s, upper 70s, even out of chicago, detroit, on into minneapolis. ings that some of the areas -- that's some of the areas we could see thunderstorms in place that will allow temperatures to cool a little bit. we have some storms this morning pushing right through portions of, say, memphis, single into the tennessee valley as we go in toward the arch and evening hours -- the evening and afternoon hours. that sets the stage for the independence day forecast. much of the region seeing scattered storms, as well as the mideast and upper northwest, as well. here's perspective -- as far as where we have wet weather around, around 10:00 p.m. tuesday, there's the areas. upper midwest into the south central states and eventually the mid-atlantic. possible areas of thunderstorms are what we're watching. also across the atlantic, how about a potential tropical disturbance in the works?
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this is a five-day forecast. gives it a 60% chance of the disturbance forming as it works toward the winward islands sometime late this week. i'll follow this for our d-letter storm which would be don. that's the latest from cnn weather. dave? >> thank you. it's the final stand for isis in the iraqi city of mosul. next, cnn has an exclusive look at a city where isis declared its caliphate, and now struggles to survive. the future isn't silver suits and houses on mars,
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now our nick paton walsh takes you up close to isis' last stand in mosul. >> reporter: from here to the river is all isis has left of mosul. and this is the story of how it fell. on the streets, around the mosque they once held sacred but once destroy. [ gunfire ] brazilian photographer gabriel khaim is on foot with iraqi special forces. every footfall could hit a booby trap. an eerie silence holds in just about everything, endless soot. [ gunfire ] street empty, and each human they meet is either desperate to escape or the enemy. in the alleyways, two men approach. one is carrying a bomb.
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they rush in to help their wounded. the second man carrying a much larger device. gabriel struggles to breathe. the dust also means they can't see if there are any other bombers or where the three dead and dozens of wounded colleagues lie. the advance continues up to and around the mosque. civilians, human shields for weeks, stoop under gunfire or are even oblivious to it. some never leave the underground. loud, constant blasts in the darkness. unable to walk, first a man
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feigns ignorance, but the man is himself isis. for the past week the desperate rush to life continued. the u.n. estimated 150,000 people were trapped here. in the end, nobody had any idea or how many lie left behind them in the rubble. "water, water, i'm dying," she screams. her lips white. in crippling heat and panic, pray we never know thirst like this. or what it is like to carry your family out lifeless on a cart. this is his mother. "for god sake, help me carry him," he cries. they try, running to the closest point in the narrow street a vehicle can reach.
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"stop the blood loss," they bleed. it's unclear if the boy survived. even when this tract of dust is cleared of isis, the killing in iraq's fractured society won't stop. and her private hell of memories won't suddenly be washed away. >> devastating footage. nick paton walsh, thank you. president trump working the phones speaking to three persian gulf leaders about the arab world's widening rift with qatar. the president speaking separately over the weekend with the saudi king, the crown prince of abu dhabi, and emir of qatar on sunday. the white house says the president expressed his concerns about the dispute and the urgent need to stop the financing of terrorism. arab countries involved in the boycott agreed to extend the deadline for qatar to meet a long list of demands in 48 hours. we have more live from doha. the president injecting himself into this situation. helping or hurting?
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>> reporter: you might recall a few weeks ago when this crisis started when you and i spoke. i mentioned a lot of people we had spoken to here feel that the president's input into the crisis has been a negative one. they feel he may have pushed for this escalation in the diplom diplomatic crisis by publicly coming out and supporting saudi arabia against qatar and the saudi alliance in this dispute against the key u.s. military ally. that at the same time we've seen secretary of state rex tillerson pushing toward mediation and trying to resolve this dialogue. where things stand a month into the crisis, as you'll recall, about ten days ago, the saudi-led alliance provided 13 sweeping demands. they went to -- they want qatar to comply with. this includes the shutting down
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of the al jazeera network, limiting ties with iran, and establishing a turkish military base, something that is underway now. throughout, we've heard from qatari officials saying that these demands are unrealistic, they say it doesn't have anything to do with combating terrorism. they think this is targeting their foreign policy and trying to strip qatar of its sovereignty. that deadline just ran out. at the same time, we heard from kuwait that is playing the mediator in this conflict saying that they have received the assurance of the saudi-led alliance of extending the deadline by 48 hours. and at the same time, about -- you know, in the past hour or so, the foreign minister of qatar arrived in kuwait with a written letter from the leader of qatar. in it is his country's response to this list of demands. while they haven't really come out and publicly rejected those demtds, i think it's fair -- demands, i think it's fair to assume that they will not be agreeing to it. we heard the foreign minister over the weekend say that that
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list was made to be rejected, dave. >> that's what you're hearing a lot of. reporting live from qatar, thank you very much. global markets are higher this morning as we start a short trading week. u.s. markets are open only half a day today. then closed tomorrow for independence day. the first half of the trading year ended friday. wall street had a strong start, driven by stellar corporate earnings and hopes for tax reform. the dow and s&p 500 both gaining 8%. while the tech-heavy nasdaq surged 14%. that's its best performance since 2009. big-name tech stocks patrolled the nasdaq to 38, closing records just this year. u.s. security officials lifting the laptop ban on flights from abu dhabi. passengers can now carry electronic devices. in march the u.s. banned laptops in cabins on flights from eight countries including egypt, the uae, saudi arabia, and turkey. the concern was that the electronics could conceal
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explosives. officials say they lifted the ban on the airline because it began tighter security measures. the airline operates flights between abu dhabi, the capital of the uae, and the united states. we may finally get a peek at tesla's long-anticipated model 3. in a series of tweets, founder elon musk announced the first production model rolls out friday. the model 3 is tesla's first affordable electric car. and there's a lot riding on its release. anticipation has sent tesla's stock up a staggering 70% this year. musk says they'll sell the first 30 cars on july 28th, then production will ramp up exponentially. musk aims to produce about 20,000 cars per month by the end of the year. "early start" continues right now.
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the president in no way, form, or fashion has promoted or encouraged violence -- quite the contrary. >> if that's the contrary, we hesitate to ask, what counts as encouraging violence? the president's latest assault on the media stirring up very real concerns about safety for journalists. good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. christine romans has the day off. monday, july 3rd, 5:00 a.m. in the east. we at cnn will keep doing our jobs. the president should start doing his. that's the network's official line after the latest escalation in the president's war on the media. the president tweeted this edited clip from a wwe broadcast originally posted on reddit. trump slamming vince mcmahon. it was altered to make it look like he was attacking a figure with a cnn logo for a head. it's since become one of the

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