tv Early Start with Christine Romans and Dave Briggs CNN November 9, 2017 1:00am-2:00am PST
republicans looking to reset after democratic wins on election day. but will gop lawmakers stand by? >> china can fix this problem easily and quickly. and i am calling on china and your great president to hopefully work on it very hard. >> and president trump with a face-to-face appeal asking the chinese president for help with north korea, plus why did president trump compliment china
for taking advantage of the u.s. on trade? good morning and welcome to "early start." big reversal from the campaign rhetoric. it's a long way. thursday, november 9th4:00 in the east, 5:00 p.m. in beijing. we start with republicans trying to regain their footing. if the party can get anything done legislatively and if the gop can avoid a disaster. exit poles show anger at the president. >> republicans appear divided about what drove their defeat. frequent trump critic john mccain scolded his fellow republicans said i predicted
this and unless we get our act together we're going to lose heavily. >> then, the anti-trump wave. they wrote democrats came out in droves to send a message to donald trump. the cliché is not to reach too much into an off-year election, this defeat was broad and deep enough to show that republicans will struggle to hold congress next year. >> others pinning it more an fru frustration on the party's base. ko -- we need to start making our legislation match our campaign rhetoric and today we have not done that. >> now republicans are scrambling, can trump's message work when the messenger himself is mr. trump. bannon retreating from his
claims that trump's ideas could win without trump to sell them. >> we lost by five points. i'm a virginian, and i never had a lot of confidence. it was never in our battle plan we were going to win virginia. i thought, even with donald trump at the head of the ticket we would by one or two points. we lost by five points. >> we have new evidence this porng that the struggles faced by republican candidates are in fact linked to an eroding view of the president's performance. new cnn polling reveals real concerns about president trump even among his core consent wents. 54 we -- >> white non college educated voters, the heart of the
president's base, how is the president failing president --- >> asked if the president has respect of other countries, 68% say no. 24 say yes. when it comes to the president's handling of the health care policy. 59% disapprove. >> according to exit polling health care was a top issue for vote ares in virginia. that comes as no surprise to democratic senator patty murphy. >> if republican leaders haven't gotten the message, voters made can clear last night they reject the deeply partisanship we've seen on health care. >> joe biden tearing in. he slammed the president's response to the white house supremacist rally in
charlottesville over the summer. >> did any one of you ever think that you would see in one of the historic cities in meramerica fs coming out from under rocks carrying swastikas, literally reciting the same anti-semitic bile we heard in the '30's. it is wrong. and i think what happened last night, all across the country, including with republicans, is tired of this. it's undermining the social fabric of the nation. >> biden was also asked if he would have defeated trump had he run. he was saved by the bell as his wife jumped in saying we've got to go while the crowd laughed and applauded.
>> president trump making an appeal to president xi. president lashing out at pyongyang during a meeting with china these business leaders and while delivering a joint statement with the chinese leader at his side. >> mr. trump calling on all responsible nations to start arming and working with what he calls a murderous regime. >> the entire civilized world must unite to confront the north korean menace. and the entire world is watching us right now. >> the president's remarks coming after the north koreans accused him of war amomon gerri. so there's that. let's go live to beijing and bring in cnn's jeff zeleny who uses far more measured words.
>>reporter: good evening. good morning to you. all that coming out of a long meeting that president trump had today with president xi. they thet momet for more than t hours. we're told by secretary of state rex tillerson who briefed us a short time ago that they had a frank discussion in a serious discussion and dialogue about this. of course there's not exact agreement between the two sides what china should do on this. but this is what president trump said they reached agreement on. >> we agreed not to replicate failed approaches of the past, and there were many. together, we have in our power to finally liberate this region. and the world from this very serious nuclear menace. but it will require collective action.
collective strength and devotion to winning the peace. >> so security there obviously a key topic on the korean peninsula, but trade also front and center in all the conversations between the leaders. very heard a very different tone here in beijing from president trump softening his tone against china. he address iflly attacked china for stealing u.s. jobs and hurting the economy during the campaign. he took a different tone today. >> i don't blame china. after all, who can blame a country for being able to take advantage of another country for the benefit of its citizens. i give china great credit. >> so far different than anything that he campaigned on in his talk about up until this point. but it is part of this growing relationship between these two leaders here. the president is set to have another state dinner whoer thhe
this evening. we're learning there could be that meeting with vladimir putin but that is still not scheduled. they're skill working out details on both sides in terms of matters of substance to talk about. one area of interest is russian meddling something the president wants to talk about? secretary tillerson said that's still on the list. thank you, sir. >> the senate is expected to unveil its tax bill today following the markup of the house version but the current bill appears to break two of the gop's main promises, tax cuts for the entire middle class and no more than -- simply not the case. in fact 11% of households would pay more than 2019 and almost one in five, by 2027.
now white house budget director. >> if oir numbers here at the white house actually show the same thing. if they show that taxes are going up on the middle class, on the house plan, senate plan, on some combination of the two, we won't sign it. >> as for the deficit, changes to the bill broing the total addition up to there is $1.7 trillion. that's above congress's target of $1.5 trillion. repealing it could raise $338 billion over ten years. you see this back and goforth. keep into mind they still would have to reconcile the bills. >> can't imagine it is. given what he said there.
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their attorneys had no comment. >> two form top officials expressing dismay. the conspiracy theorist denies russia meddled in h the 2016 election. he claims the dnc e-mails was an inside job. >> now james clapper questioning the president's motives for setting up that meeting. in an interview he asked why did he turn to the direct ef instead of the dni? >> clapper said this. the this episode i think adds to the image perhaps unjustifiably that pompeo is a political activist as a go-to guy for
trump. no the a place for the cia to be. clapper says he is heartened that pompeo later affirmed the finding that russia did interfere. >> fema will begin transporting 3,000 puerto rico survivors to the u.s. mainland at the request of the island's governor. they're working to set up agreements with both florida and new york to take in survivors currently residing in shelters. those two states selected by the governor. power is still out across much of the island. amazing. >> it's a long go there, sadly. >> remember, it's part of the u.s. >> indeed. all right a big about face for notre dame. the catholic school providing birth control after it said it
i know the names of the fallen will give on forever. let me assure you their names will also be enshrined in the hearts of every american forever. >> vice president mike pence trying to console the grieving sutherland springs texas community at a vigil honoring them. the vice president saying evil descended on the small town and held a meeting with the victims' families.
>> in remarks to the media pence says bureaucratic failures are partly to blame for the gunman getting a weapon and promised to find out why information from his violent past was not reported properly. this sunday the service is scheduled for the remaining members held at the community center roughly 50 feet from the church itself. >> local pastors organizing the service. >> a man hunt in tennessee for three inmates still on the loose after breaking out of the jail wednesday morning. authorities say one of the esca escape es is charged with criminal homicide and should be considered armed and dangerous. earlier reports that he had been captured, well those turned out to be false and officials say furg gusson has been added to the investigation's ten most
wanted list and reward of up to $2500 is being offered for information leading to his arrest. >> the university of notre dame reversing an earlier decision now says students and employees will continue to have access to birth control free of charge. the university was one of the first major employers to take advantage of the trump's administration's weakening of the contraceptive mandate. students and staff protested the decision. now the president says the university has decided to keep the coverage in place. the decision affects students faculty and staff. embattled actor kevin spacey is being cut out of the film all the money in the world. they say he will be replaced an scenes will be reshot with the film set for release next month. >> the film originally set to appear at the festival next week
was pulled. meantime a former boston tv news anchor alleges he assaulted herson. she says it happened after he got her son drunk. >> she said her son filed a police report this week after gaining courage from other victims who have come forward. cnn has reached out to spacey's attorneys for comment but has yet to hear back. it was just an ordinary day in chicago's jury pool. >> thanks, everybody for serving on the jury. or willing to. >> ordinary until citizen barack obama reported to jury duty in his home town of chicago. he greeted his fellow prospective jurors. in the end, mr. obama was dismissed from the pool. he was assigned to a panel that was not called. everydone jury duty?
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>> president trump with a face-to-face appeal asking the chinese president for help with north korea. plus why de compliment china for taking advantage of the u.s. on trade. >> republicans looking to receipt after democratic wins on election day. will gop lawmakers stand by an unpopular president? that is a huge question as we head closer to the midterms. welcome back to "early start." >> good morning. it's 30 minutes past the hour. president trump in china making a direct appeal to president xi to help solve the north korea nuclear crisis, the president lashing out at pyongyang and again while delivering a statement. >> mr. trump calling on all responsible nations to stop harming and working with what he calls a murderous regime. >> the entire civilized world must unite to confront the north
korean menace. and the entire world is watching us right now. >> pressident's remarks after they accused him as war mongering. some color full lang theruage t. surprising to hear the president say that china can fix the north korean problem here quickly and here xi not address the issue at all or did he? >>. >>reporter: good morning. certainly had a long and what was described as a productive discussion about this. he did address the issue in terms of saying that china is committed to denuclearizing the korean peninsula but of course north korea already has access to nuclear weapons so unclear how far that commitment goes.
the reality is the two leaders did talk for a couple hours really in a rolling series of meetings here. but the president, when he was talking to reporters earlier, he said that they shared a commitment on this unified goal. let's watch. >> we agreed not to replicate failed approaches over the past. and there were many. together, we have in our power to finally liberate this region and the world from this very serious nuclear menace. but it will require collective action. collective strength and collective devotion to winning the peace. >> so you hear collective strength, devotion, that was really a theme of this entire visit. president trump clearly trying to build a rapport with the chinese president because he knows the best hope for controlling north korea is with the help of china.
economically, as well as militarily. but that's certainly was the major focus of the meeting here. we had a briefing just a short time ago with secretary of state rex tillerson talking about the rest of the president's trip and there is still a question if that meeting with vladimir putin is going to happen at vietnam at a economic summit there. secretary tillerson said it is not fine fall liesealized. i asked him if russian meddling was still on the table for a discussion between the president's. secretary tillerson said yes that would be on the table for any meeting should that happen. we will find out if it happens on friday as the president makes his way to vietnam from here in china. >> president has repeatedly called on russia on this trip to do more to stop north korea. all right. live for us in beijing. thank you. senator bob corker, the
chairman of the foreign relations committee holding a meeting next week on the president's authority to use nuclear weapons. many colleagues raising questions about the authority of the branchs when it comes to using nuclear force. it's been more than 40 years since either the senate foreign relations committee or house foreign affairs committee examined the issue. senator corker has frequently criticized the president. >> in a radical change 234 h tone, president trump is praising china's trade practices, saying he doesn't fault the country for taking advantage. listen. >> i don't blame china. after all, who can blame a country for being able to take advantage of another country for the benefit of its citizens? sh i give china great credit. >> definitely a 180 from what we heard during the campaign. instead, he blamed past
administrations. now, secretary of state rex tillerson called trump's words tongue in cheek, but it was a huge departure from his usual tough talk. trump often calls the trade dealings unfair and that they hurt u.s. workers. he made these remarks after two hours of talk. he also announced $250 billion in agreements between u.s. companies and china. but that figure won't make a dent in the $309 billion trade deficit with china. that happens to be the biggest for the u.s. republican lawmakers trying to recover their footing after big election losses tuesday night and now it remains to be seen if the party can get anything done ledge slaytively and if the gop can avoid disaster in the 2018 mid terms. polls show anger at president trump energized democrats. they voted in ig aboutbigger nu
than in the past. >> republicans appear divided about what drove their defeat. frequent trump critic john mccain scolded. >> the conservative editorial added its voice to the chorus of warnings. they wrote, democrats came out in droves to send a message of opposition to donald trump. a gop candidates were swamped in the undertow. this defeat was broad and deep enough to -- >> other republicans putting the problem less on president trump and more on frus tation of the party as base over unmet campaign promises. mark meadows saying we need to start making our legislation match our campaign rhetoric, and to date, we have not done. that. >> now republicans are
scrambling to confront a big question. can trump's message work when the messenger isn't trump himself. steve bannon backed republican ed gillespie who lost the race. the now ban non is retreating from his claims that trump's ideas could win even without trump to sell them. >> we've lost by 5 points. i'm a virginian and i never had a lot of confidence. it was never in our battle plan we were going to win virginia. i thought with donald trump at the head of the ticket we would -- virginia, because of northern virginia is not a purple state anymore. it's a blue state. >> we have new evidence this morning that the struggles faced by republican candidates are fact linked to an eroding concern. even 64% of americans say they have less kfts in him now an
when he took office. only 30% say they are more confident. >> white non college-educated voters, the heart of the president's base also losing faith. 52% say their confidence in mr. president trump has declined. how is the president faring on keeping his promises? only 40% say he's doing it down from 48% in april. >> asked if he has the respect of our countries, just 24% say yes. when it comes to health care policy, 59% disapprove with 33% saying he is doing a good job. >> according to exit polls health care was a top issue. that comes as to surprise to democratic senator patty murray. >> if republican leaders hadn't gotten the message voters made it clear last night they reject the deeply harmful partisanship we have seen on health care.
>> meanwhile joe biden tearing in. he was asked for his blunt take. he slammed the president's response at the white supreme cyst rally. >> did any one of you ever think that you would see, in one of the historic cities in america, folks coming out from under rocks and out of the fields with torches carrying swastikas literally reciting the same exact anti-sem met ic bile we heard in the '30's. this is eating at the fabric of this country. it is wrong. and i think what happened last night all across the country, including with republicans, is tired of this. it's undermining the social fabric of the nation. >> biden was asked if he would have defeated trump in the 2016
election had he run. he was saved by the bell as his wife jill jumped in saying we've got to go, while the crowd laughed and applauded. but something tells me this is not the last we will see of joe biden. >> do you think he's going to run? you get a feeling there's a chance. >> i do. >> ahead, former top officials say they're concerned that the cia chief met with a noted conspiracy theorist.
an inside job. >> now former -- james clapper are questioning the president's motives for setting up that meeting. in h an interview with cnn, he asked why did the president turn to the cia director rather than the dni. he should have been since the binny article challenged and overall community assessment. pompeo is a political activist, go-to guy for trump. not a good place for the direct every of the cia to be. clapper says he is heartened that pompeo later affirmed the community's finding that russia did interfere. >> the pentagon says its vaegs into the ambush in niger that killed four u.s. soldiers should be finished by jan. the defense department says the team will travel to locations in
the u.s., africa and europe to gather investigation. soldiers' families have been told they will be kept informed if extra time is needed to complete the probe. four american soldiers were killed on october 4 when the green beret-led team got separated. the body of one soldier was not recovered until 48 hours after the ambush. >> fema will begin transporting 3,000 puerto rican hurricane survivors to the u.s. mainland at the request of the island's governor, the agency telling cnn it's working to set up agreements with both florida and new york taking survivors currently residing in shelters. those two states selected by puerto rico's governor. still suffering major problems after hurricane maria hit in september. power is still out across much of the island. >> incredible. >> it's devastating. >> sick of getting stuck in it
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i know the cherished names of the fallen will live on forever in the hearts of all that knew them. let me assure you, their names will also be enshrined in the hearts of every american forever. >> vice president pence trying to console the grieving community honoring the 25 people and unborn child killed in the
church shooting, the vice president saying evil descends on the small town. he also held a meeting with the families. in it remarks to the media he said bureaucratic failures are partly to blame for the gunman getting a weapon and promised to find out why the information was not reported properly. the service will be held at the community center roughly 50 feet from the church itself. loc the pastors are organizing it so the pastor can preach without worrying about planning details. a man hunt in tennessee for three inmates still on the loose after breaking out. one escapees is charged with criminal homicide.
earlier reports saying he has been captured turned out to be false. a rekwaward up to $2500 is bein offered. later this morning five capital police officers will receive the department's medal of honor for their response to the shooting at the gop congressional baseball team practice back in june. officers displayed courage risking their lives after an open shooter opened fire. among the congress nal leaders steve scalise, who was critically injured in the shooting. >> well, it's early november but it's going to feel a lot like january by friday. meteorologist derek van dam has the chilly forecast. >> good morning. you'll want to pay close attention to this weather forecast. things are about to change as an
arctic plunge of air will come in. it will feel like early to mid jan for places like chicago, cleveland, new york and boston. check out the next four days. 53 on friday, 35 degrees. just a few degrees above freezing, all thanks to this cold front marching east ward. there's also a storm system bringing much needed rainfall into the south. expect maybe a quarter to half an inof of rainfall before this system departs. with this cold front pressing through the great lakes, cold enough air rushing across the waters, creates the potential for lake effect storm. in fact we have winter storm warnings for places in parts of michigan. >> cary underwood and brad paisley did not shy away from the political climate.
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and cofee. >> cofee fee? >> cofee fee. >> fef fi. >> and it's fun to watch it, that's for sure, to little rocket man starts a nuclear war and then. >> maybe next time he'll think before he tweets. >> i love that. >> brilliant remake of cary underwood's before he cheats song. a hit. on a more somber note the show began with a tribute not las vegas shooting. >> global stocks lower after another record on wall street. dow notching its fifth record close in a row. s&p 500 also hitting highs. >> it's been a solid one.
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north korea. why did the president comment china for taking advantage. u.s. on trade. >> republicans looking to reset after democratic wins 0en election day. will gop law plakers stand by an unpopular president? good morning and welcome to "early start." >> i'm dave briggs. it is thursday, november 9, 5:00 a.m. in the east and 6:00 p.m. in the beijing. that's where we start. president trump in china making a direct appeal to president xi to help solve the north korea nuclear price sis. la lashing out add pyongyang. >> mr. president trump calling on all responsible nations to stop arming and working with what he calls a murderous regime. listen. >> the entire scivilized world must unite to confront the north korean menace. and the entire world is watching us