tv Early Start with Christine Romans and Dave Briggs CNN October 18, 2017 1:00am-2:00am PDT
no reason for the president to be so incense tifr. >> the president makes a phone call to a grieving widow. we'll tell you what the president says. >> days after the president moves to end obamacare subsidies, a new movement to keep them in place. what else is in this bipartisan proposal. obamacare essentially back from the dead. the president said it was dead
24 hours from this deal. >>. >> it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. 13 days after four u.s. service members were killed, president trump reached out to the families of those slain soldiers. one of those calls is drawing outrage from a congresswoman who says she heard it. >> moments earlier she received a call from the president. democratic congresswoman says she listened to part of the call on speakerphone. she recounted part of that call to don lemon. >> we were in the car together in the limousine headed to meet the body at the airport. so i heard what he said because the phone was on speaker. >> what did he say? >> well, basically he said well,
i guess he knew what he signed up for, but i guess it still hurts. >> congresswoman wilson telling the washington post it made the widow break down in tears as you might imagine any remark from the president might. cfn h cnn has been unable to reach the family for comment. officials say the investigation is an investigation to get all the facts correct. there are the four u.s. service members killed in jiejer. they are the most important part and shall remain the most important part of this story. >> the investigation of why they were so lightly -- why they weren't able to be extracted and just how long they were on the battlefield. that's a really troubling part of that story.
president trump's remarks coming just hours after the president stood by his claim that past presidents did not call families of fallen service members. >> you could ask general kelly, did he get a call from obama, you could ask other people, i don't know what obama's policy was. >> there's been no comment from general kelly. he has remained quiet concerning the death of siz son. as for whether obama ever called we are told general kelly and his wife were invited to the white house in 2011. they were scheduled to sit with michelle obama. it is not known if they actually attended. a new bipartisan agreement that would preserve obamacare subsidies the president planned to end. reaching a deal in principle that would restore cost sharing payments and in exchange give
states greater flexibility on obamacare. president trump appears to support this move. chuck schumer tweeting the plan has broad support in his conference. still, there are serious doubts whether the plan can pass muster. some are not sold on it. sarah murray has more from the white house. >> good morning. the health care debate is back in the spotlight today. that's after president trump seemed to throw his support behind a bipartisan plan emerging in congress to reinstate those cost sharing subsidies for obamacare. >> i'm pleased the democrats have finally responded to my call to take responsibility for their obamacare disaster and work with republican to provide much needed relief to the american people. while i commend the bipartisan work done by senators alexander and murray and i do commend it, i continue to believe congress
must find a solution to the obamacare mess. >> now, those are payments president trump wanted to end just days earlier. and saying the unnecessarily lined the pockets of insurers when in reality those go to help offset health care payments it's unclear even if the president's support for it will hold. we know that trump is trying to move forward on another number of budget deals and ultimately moving on to tax reform so we will see if the latest crack in heltd care sticks. back to you guys. >> can thealth care deal restors subsidy payments in the marketplace. and the waivers lets states customize obamacare and they've
long complained the process is lengthy and complicated. the agreement also allows more americans to sign up for catastrophic plans, bare bones health care plans with high deductibles. the trump administration had 90% of ad funding. a federal judge in hawaii blocking the travel ban 3.0 which was supposed to go into effect today. it plainly discriminates based on nationality. the new restrictions are dangerously flawed. the justice department will repeal. >> a group who slapped president trump with a civil lawsuit heads
to court. the constitution since his businesses accept cash without the consent of congress. the president refused to sell his business holdings instead placing them in a trust. that means he can withdraw cash payments from his business any time he wants. lawyers are asking the judge to dismiss that case. tensions are mounting between president trump and john mccain. the president firing back after the arizona senator's dig concerning half baked spurious nationalism. he heard the criticism and offered this warning. >> people have to be careful because at some point i fight back. i'm being very nice. but at some point i fight back and it won't be pretty. >> a senator war hero saying quote, i've faced far greater
challenges than this. he went on to say i will not vote no because some petty squabble with the president. he's above all those squabbles. the self-declared isis capital no longer in isis hands. that scity now liberated from isis backed forces. what's next for the city as it try to rebuild. .. ...website using gocentral, did it in under an hour, and you can too. build a better website - in under an hour. with gocentral from godaddy. you're more than just a bathroom disease.. you're a life of unpredictable symptoms. crohn's, you've tried to own us. but now it's our turn to take control with stelara® stelara® works differently for adults with moderately to severely active crohn's disease. studies showed relief and remission, with dosing every 8 weeks. stelara® may lower the ability of your immune system
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what's next in the fight against sigh isis? that's the big question after a major victory by u.s. forces driving isis out of their capital city, raqqa, syria. how does this change the battle as isis loses territory and movers underground? we're in i iraq with more. >> reporter: a spokes person for the syrian democratic forces,
that is the fighting force on the ground backed by the u.s. coalition says that the clearing operations are still on going. they're still trying to root out any potential remnants of isis fighters that the coalition estimates to be at around 100. they're suspected to be in the rubble. we did see some footage exclusive footage obtained by cnn of celebrations especially in the main square. this is where we saw some of the worst isis atrocities. the beheadings, the crucifixions and the sheer scale of the
destruction. and the population right now languishing in refugee camps and while this is a blow to isis territorial speaking let's not forget the ideology is still alive. sean spicer, now the third employee to be interviewed. he was interviewed monday. >> and this cnn exclusive. we're learning about an ally to vladimir putin. jim has more. >> reporter: cnn has learned that the company of a russian -- financed a russian troll factory used social media to spread fake news in the 2016 campaign.
he owns several companies and is one of the kremlin's inner sishlg. putin had him cater birthday parties on visits by president george w. bush. he was sanctioned by the u.s. treasury department in december of 2016 but providing financial support for the military occupation of ukraine. the monthly budget for ira was around $1 million in 2013. that's every month split between departments that included in russian operations departments and the use of russian operations in english. one had an intriguing name. it was dedicated to selling fake news and social divisions in the west.
this according to documents obtained by cnn and its mission was quote, how do we create news items to achieve our goals? we should note that several e-mails went unanswered and the ira no longer exists since the u.s. election. you know, in the russian play book for years, for decades has been disinformation campaigns. this is taking it to a new level. fake information campaigns meant to really rile people up and undermine american democracy. this outrageous stock market call rocking wall street. a quote from a noted investor. he's facing major blowback this morning. what he's saying now. that's next.
growing fallout for a noted investor over some racist remarks. marc favor often referred to as dr. doom, said it's a good thing white people colonized america. thank god white people populated america and not the blacks. otherwise the u.s. would look like zimbabw. but americans enjoyed the political sun under a white majority. >> so now he's resigned from three boards. all confirms to cnn money they do not plan to back faber in the future. he's standing by his comments despite at first saying he's not
a racist he now tells cnn by e-mail quote, if stated historical facts makes me a racist then i suppose i am a racist. two airport security officers fired. cell phone footage shows him being dragged down the aisle by his arms and legs. he was left bloodied and brui d bruised. two other security officers have been suspended. they deliberately moved material fact from their reports. >> opening night in the nba marred by a gruesome leg injury to hayward. we're not showing it up close because of the nature of the injury. praisers and fans were just distraught over this. he suffered a dislocated ankle and broken leg.
he will have surgery today. >> it was stunning. it was gruesome, indeed. >> to baseball, the defending world series champion chicago cubs now on the brink of elimb nax. beating the cubs to take a demanding lead in the nlcs. the dodgers could punch a ticket to the world series by sweeping the cubs tonight. meantime, the alcs now tied at two games apiece. the new york yankees with a thrilling comeback beating the astros 6 hfr 4 last night. the yankees erased a four-run deficit. the baby bombers led by who else, aaron judge. pivotal game five in the series and this team is thrilling to watch. >> okay. sports nerd, down 3-0. what's the likelihood of coming
back from that? >> one team has done it. the boston red sox in 2004, good night. but the chicago cubs have defied logic many a time. >> oh, that billy goat. a rainy day in the southeast. let's get more from our meteorologist. >> good morning. watching what's happening across the country right now, the temperature trend rather uniform. comfortable, mild for most but down across the southeast, a little blustery watching a stationary frontal boundary that will bring in some heavy rainfall and localized flash flooding as well. that's really the main story on the eastern half of the country. it's as nice as it gets. the nicest time of year when you're talking low 70s in chicago, much the seam. could make it up to as much as 70 degrees. on the other side of the country, a different story.
tremendous moisture streaming across the northwest. any flights to portland and seattle you can see some delays with this and taking you through monday, some areas, a lot of areas could see as much as 6 to 8 ij inches of rainfall. up into the mountains as much as two feet of snowfall so the first fall of the season looks to be here. a congresswoman is seething after the president told a widow of an american soldier, her husband knew what he signed up for. more next. shocking result was that i'm 26% native american. i had no idea. it's opened up a whole new world for me. ♪ you know what's difficult? adulting... hi, guys. i'm back. time to slay! no,i have a long time girlfriend. you know what's easy? building your website with godaddy.
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burning, shooting pain in your feet or hands... step on up and talk to your doctor today. there's no reason for the president to be so insensitive if i wanted to speak with him and i was going to curse him out. >> a democratic congresswoman is angry and upset after president trump's phone call to a grieving
military widow. >> and days after the president moved to end obamacare's subsidies a new plan is coming together to keep those very subsidies in place. what else is in this bipartisan proposal and can it pass congress. >> let's begin here this morning with 13 days after four u.s. service members were killed in an ambush in niger. president trump reached out to families and one of those calls is drawing outrage from a florida congresswoman who heard it. >> the body of david johnson arrived home on tuesday where his widow met the casket. she received a call from the president. democratic congresswoman says she listened to part of that call on a speakerphone and recounted part of that call to cnn's don lemon. >> we were in
>> we were in the car together in the limousine headed to meet the body at the airport. so i heard what he said because the phone was on speaker. >> what did he is say? well, basically he said, well, i guess he knew what he signed up for, but i guess it still hurts. >> congresswoman wilson told the "washington post" the remark made the widow break down in tears as you can imagine any remark a president might do. cnn has been unable to reach the family for comment. >> the defense department is conducting initial review of that mission in niger and the deadly ambush by isis-affiliated fighters. it is an effort to get all the
facts correct. there are a lot of facts missing. what happened to the special operations forces? why were they ambushed? why wasn't there intelligence to show them how dangerous the situation would have been. and how kai on the ii iic chaot >> we ar remembering those brave soldiers. >>. >> prz's remarks coming hours after the president stood by his claim that past presidents did not call families of fallen service members. in defending himself, mr. trump referenced chief of staff general john kelly whose son was killed in afghanistan in 2010. >> you could ask general kelly, did he get a call from obama? you could ask other people. i don't know what obama's policy was. >> there has been some comments from general kelly. he has been quiet through the
years concerning the death of his son. as whether obama called, he and his wife were invited to a gold star family event in 2011. it is not known if they actually attended. muxed reaction on capitol hill after a new bipartisan agreement that would preserve obamacare subsidies the president planned to end. lamar alexander and patty murray reaching a deal that would restore cost-sharing payments in two years and give states a greater flexibility. more on the policy in just a moment. >> president trump appears to support the move. senate democratic leader chuck schumer said plan has broad support. some gop leaders in the house and senate are not sold on it. urrayas more from the white house. >> reporter: good morning, stine and dave. the health care debate is back in the spotlight today after president trump seemed to throw
his support behind a bipartisan plan to rein state cost-sharing subsidies for obamacare. >> i'm pleased the democrats have worked with republicans to on provide much needed relief to the american people. while i commend the bipartisan work done by senators alexander and murray, and i do commend it, i continue to believe congress must find a solution to the obamacare mess. >> translator: president trump decided efplted to end just days earlier. once he was decrying minutes articlier yesterday in the rose garden saying it lined the pockets of insurers when in reality it goes to help them offset health care payments. it is is unclear if this health care agreement could pass congress, unclear even if the president's support will hold.
we know trump is trying to move forward on a number of other legislative priorities, including passing a budget deal through congress and moving on to tax reform. we will see if the latest crack at health care sticks. the health care deal restores and allows more states more say by giving more tphrbgsable federal waivers. the waiver that customize obamacare. they long complained the process is lengthy and complicated. this would speed up approval. however, it doesn't loosen any regulations, a key goal of repeal and replace. it keeps that part of obama care intact. it allows more americans to sign up for catastrophic plans, bare bones and high stkubdeductibles restores $100 million for outreach. open enrollment begins in two weeks. the trump administration has slashed 90% of ad funding.
third time not a charm for the trump travel ban. a federal judge in hawaii blocking travel ban 3.0, which was supposed to go into effect today. the revised plan "suffers from the same maladies as the predecessor and skreupl tphaeuts based on on nationality. new restrictions would have covered eight countries. sarah sanders called the ruling dangerously flawed. the justice department will appeal. this morning, an ethics watch dog deal heads to court, accusing the president of violating a clause since is his businesses accept cash from foreign governments without the consent of congress. the president instead placed them in a trust. which means he can withdraw cash from his business any time he wants. the lawyers asking the judge to dismiss the case. >> the president once again framing his tax plan as a gift for everyday americans.
>> you understand that lower taxes mean bigger paychecks, more jobs, and stronger growth. athe heart of our plan is a tax cut for everyday working americans. >> most americans do get tax cuts in this plan. but the biggest cuts go to the healthy and to business. the white house is trying to sell what is essentially corporate tax cuts as awe raise for the middleclass. they say a lower tax rate will spur overseas company to spur cash home. economic adviser gary cohns he's okay with that. >> they buyback stock. the government collects a tax on the capital gains or whoever they buyback stock from called
23.6%. the government gets 23.6%. >> the administration wouldn't put conditions on the returning cash. that was the same for 2004. most went to shareholders, not business investment. >> tensions are mounting between president trump and john mccain. the president firing back after the arizona senator's not so subtle dig saying half-baked. he added this one. >> people have to be careful because at some point i fight back. you know, i'm being very nice. i'm being very, very tphaounice. but at some point i fight back, and it won't be nice. >> i faced far greater challenges than this. indeed, he has. he voted for the trump budget. he's not going to make these votes part of this personal
welcome back. 43 minutes past the hour. what is next in the fight against isis? that's the big question this morning after a major victim ru by u.s.-backed forces driving isis terrorist out of their self-declared capital of raqqa, syria. still working to remain remaining threats. how does this khaupbg the battle as isis loses territory and moves underground? arwa damon is near the border with syria. she has more >> reporter: good morning, christine and dave. well, a spokesperson for the syrian democratic forces, the fighting force on the ground backed by the u.s.-led coalition
said the clearing operations are still ongoing. they are still trying to comb through the city and root out any isis fightsers that the coalition estimates to be at about 100 there. they are expected to be hiding out in the rubble, in the burned-out buildings then they will take over raqqa and going through you buildings, roads, alleyways for improvised explosive devices. they are celebrating in one of the main squares. this is where we saw some of the worst isis atrocities unfolding. the public beheadings, the crucifixions and the sheer scale of the destruction. trying to even restore a false sense of normalcy is most something that lies well ahead in the future. and the population languishing in refugee camps. while this is a blow to isis
tear torl speaking, the ideology is still very much alive. former white house press secretaryn sp seaer the third official to be interviewed in special counsel robert mueller's russia investigation. spicer was interviewed monday. and in this cnn exclusive, an ally to putin believed to have financed a russian troll factory that spread fake news during the 2016 election. >> reporter: cnn learned that the company of a russian oligarch dubbed chief financed a russian troll factory that used social media to spread fake news during the 2016 presidential campaign. this according to multiple officials briefed on the investigation. he is one of the kremlin's inner circle. he catered pwurbgt day parties
that was attended by president george h.w. bush. a secretive technology firm created and distributed fake news. he was sanctioned by the u. s. treasury department in december 2016 but this for providing support for the military occupation of ukraine. my colleagues and i examined scores leaked from the companies. the monthly budget was around $1 million in 2013. that's every month. split between russian language operations and the use of social media in english. one part of that factory had a really intriguing name. it was called "department of provocations dedicating to is sowing fake news in the west. its mission, as stated in those documents was, "how do we create news items to achieve our
he said thank god white people populated america and not the blacks. otherwise, the u.s. would look like zimbabwe, which it might look like one day anyway. >> now faber has resigned from three boards. they will not book him ever again. mean tile, faber is standing by his comments despite him first saying he is not a racist. he said if stating some historical facts makes me a racist, then i suppose i am a racist. >> he got that last part right. two chicago airport security officers after forcibly removing a passenger from an overbooked united flight back in april. you remember this. dr. david dao dragged down the aisle by his arms and legs before the flight took off from o'hare. he was left bloodied and bruised.
two other security officers have been suspended. they made misleading statement sps deliberately removed material facts from their reports. a gruesome leg injury for gordon hayward. it happened minutes into his first game as a celtic on this play. we're not going to show it close up pause it is some gruesome. coach said he suffered a dislocated ankle and broken leg. reports say he will have surgery today. but you can just see everyone there feeling for the guy. >> that is one of those injuries if you saw it, you will not soon forget. what it looked like what his ankle looked like going the wrong direction. the chicago cubs, your team on the brink of elimination. dodgers beating the cubs to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the national league championship series. the dodgers can punch their
ticket to the world series. game four tonight. yankees with the thrilling comeback beating the astros 6-4. a four-run deficit, scoring four in the eight. the massive home run, the second in two nights. game five today at yankees stadium. a hugely entertaining postseason in major league baseball. >> i feel bad for the cubs. >> they just won the world series. >> last year i wore my harry caray glasses and they won. i wonder if i need to bring them back. a rainy day on tap for the southeast. >> a few pop-up thunderstorms in
the forecast into the early morning hours. that is about as far as the significant weather. boston, lower 70s. room temperature thursday afternoon. new york city as uniform as it gets when you're talking about 71 degrees each of the next three days. the western u.s., we have much cooler air in place around san francisco. down to 62 for a high. in los angeles, you see a shift as well. more of a marine influence. brings temps into the middle 70s. santa anas pick up saturday afternoon. temps back up into the middle 80s. up around 90 sunday. the storm the door is wide open. a tremendous source of moisture coming with a lot of rainfall. upwards of eight inches. a couple of feet of fresh snow into the higher elevations as well. forbes announcing the president's next worth took a big dip last year. what does the president think of that? here's cnn's jeanne moos.
>> reporter: president trump has a rich vocabulary when it comes to counting his wealth. >> i'm really rich. >> very rich. >> i'm much richer than anybody ever dreamed. >> nobody knows how rich i am. >> reporter: actually, forbes said it does. although the rich may be getting richer, trump isn't. last year his net worth was estimated at $3.7 billion. now it is down to $3.1 billion. president trump is not going to like this. he fell 92 spots. last year he was 156th on the forbes list of crisps americans. now he skidded to 248th. >> the truth be told the richest thing about donald trump is hypocrisy. >> michael bloomberg is eighth on the list. trump has estimated his own net worth. >> it will be well over $10
billion. >> just laughable. it is comical. >> reporter: critics scoff at trump estimates. >> forbes has long had a donald trump rule, which is whatever donald trump said we have to divide by three to what the real number is. >> when i say $10 billion, i'm not doing that to brag. who cares? >> reporter: the same day the list came out, he tweeted so much fake news being put in dying magazines and newspapers. fiction writers. >> to me he is not a richman. it is what a hobo imagines a rich man to be. >> it turns out i'm much richer than people think. >> reporter: no one thinks about it more. >> i made a fortune. >> reporter: than donald trump. >> a vast fortune. ♪ >> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> a cabaret reference at 4:57 in the east.
let's get a check on cnn "money" stream. global stock markets are higher after the dow crewed past 23,000. it hit three other milestones this year spurred by strong economic data and renewed hope for tax reform for business. the focus this week, earnings. strong reports from united health and johnson & johnson. today expect reports from american express and united. facebook's stock hit an all-time-high for buying a polling app tbh, to be honest. >> i did not know. t speaking of rich guys, soros gave 18 billion dollars to husband foundation. it promotes human rights. soros has been heavily involved in philanthropy for years. he donated $30 billion to various causes. google finds itself in an
uproar over cupcakes. it shows how many calories you burn if you walk. it converts them into mini cupcakes. 300 calories is almost three mini cupcakes. sounds straightforward. they beintended the feature to spur healthy living and users say it shamed those who didn't walk. they pulled the feature due to the strong feedback. and i knew you would like that. >> come on! does anything not enrage people these days. give me a break. >> cupcakes are a snowflake safe zone. >> you can't do anything more. early continues right now with the latest fallout from the president's remarks to a family of those who lost a soldier.
>> there is no reason for the president to be so insensitive. i wanted to speak with him, and i was going to curse him out. >> democratic congresswoman is angry and upset after president trump's phone call to a grieving military widow. we'll tell you why. >> days after the president moved to end obamacare subis siddys to insurers, a new plan is coming together to keep them. what else is in this bipartisan proposal and can it pass congress? good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start" this wednesday morning. i'm christine romans. it is wednesday, suspect it? >> i do believe. it takes you a while at this time of the morning to recall what day it is. i'm dave briggs. it is october, 18th, 2017. it is 5:00 in the east. president trump reached out to the families of the slain soldiers. a florida congresswoman overheard this