tv Early Start With John Berman and Christine Romans CNN April 4, 2016 1:00am-2:01am PDT
in just one day, voters cast their ballot in key primary election. frontrunners donald trump and hillary clinton behind in the polls. could a key loss blunt their momentum? investigators revealing new information in the tedly new de rack derailment. and a mass deportation happening right now. shipping thousands from greece to turkey. we are live. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman.
it is monday, april 4th. there is a battle going down to the wire with donald trump and ted cruz. both campaigning across the state. the latest poll shows cruz leading trump by ten points, but cruz picked up victories in colorado. he won the first six delegates. they were chosen in a week long selection process. in north dakota, the cruz team claims it did well for the convention for cleveland. today, though, all about wisconsin where cruz win could alter momentum of the republican race. cnn's sunlen serfaty has more from green bay. >> reporter: good morning, christine and john. the cruz campaign hit the ground hard in wisconsin dispatching heidi, carly fiorina and
governor scott walker all barnstorming the state. the cruz campaign manager declaring an all hands on deck in the final 24 hours before voting starts in wisconsin tomorrow. cruz for his part, the senator has been projecting confidence. he has been predicting he will get most if not all of the delegates tomorrow night. on the stump here in green bay, he told the crowd playing up the importance of the moment. saying it will be a decision point resonating across the country beyond here in wisconsin. the senator seemed to get reflective on the state of the race and all that has transpired. >> this has been quite the election cycle. hadn't been boring. there were all sorts of things a year ago someone said you would see. >> reporter: and there's a notable strategy shift in
wisconsin for the cruz campaign. out with the first negative tv ad for john kasich. this is something they have been calling him a spoiler. this suggests some concern on their level about what role he might play tomorrow night. christine and john. >> sunlen, thank you. the stakes are high for donald trump in wisconsin. losing there would make it harder for him to clinch the nomination before the republican convention. he is predicting he will win a state. in a rally last night, he talked about the man beating him in the polls. >> lying ted cruz, he comes in bible high. i'm lying ted cruz, i put the bible down and i start to lie. he's a dirty rotten on cheat. >> like cruz, trump took aim at john kasich. cnn's jeremy diamond was there.
>> reporter: good morning, john and christine. with 48 hours until wisconsin, donald trump stumping in wisconsin. he was of course hitting issues on the campaign trail. he devoted a bit of time to hitting ohio governor john kasich. that is unusual for donald trump as far as stumping in wisconsin. he is focused the brunt of his fire on senator cruz. last night, donald trump talking about john kasich. calling him a nasty guy. with kasich, it will be harder for him to reach the 1,237 delegate threshold before the convention. >> kasich is now 1 for 30. 1 for 30 or 1 for 29? he is 1 for 30. it is good if he gets out. i don't want him in. >> reporter: all this comes as the delegate fight across the country is coming into focus. with donald trump acknowledging putting a team in place to
really bring the delegates into the fold and get delegates he needs in case this goes to an open convention. donald trump now lagging in the polls in wisconsin hoping to make up ground. he'll stump all day today and hoping to make up that ground. john and christine. >> thanks, jeremy. the head of the republican party says that trump backing out of his pledge to support the party's eventual nominee could hurt him with delegates. the chairman reince priebus says this could make it harder to quote get people to fall in line for him. chairman priebus says if there is a contested convention, he doesn't believe the convention will pick a candidate who did not run in the primary. someone like house speaker paul ryan. >> if anything like that were to happen, which is highly unlikely, i think our candidate is someone who is running. that's obvious. number two, if something like
that were remotely possible, that candidate would actually have to have a floor operation and actual campaign going on with the delegates to make something like that possible. paul's not going to do that. >> all right. on the democratic side, hillary clinton and bernie sanders locked in debate over their next debate. both of them campaigning over the weekend in wisconsin where sanders holds an edge in the latest polls. they are looking ahead to the next big prize. new york. clinton campaigns in the state today. april 19th primary in new york marks the nearing deadline for that next debate. cnn's chris frates has details. >> reporter: good morning. the dispute over when hillary clinton and bernie sanders debate in new york exploded on the campaign trail this weekend with the sanders and clinton camps trading barbs over who was to blame. it started saturday when the clinton campaign offered the sanders campaign three dates. april 4th, 14th and 15th.
all to be rejected. the sanders campaign offering that the 4th was terrible with the ncaa tournament finals. nobody would pay attention to politics. not to mention the big primary is the next day. on the 15th, they did not like the idea doing a morning debate on the networks. that left the 14th. sanders telling cnn that he has a big rally planned and the sanders campaign countering with four or five dates of their own. no word from the clinton campaign. take a listen to how bernie sanders and hillary clinton talked about these debates. >> i'm confident there will be. i'm not the one negotiating it. this is going on between campaigns. i know my campaign has been really trying to get a time that senator sanders would agree with. >> i think we need to look at the maximum viewing audience. anytime and any venue that works
that has that viewing audience will be good. we're looking at a lot of options right now. i think at the end of the day, george, we will have a time and place that will be, i suspect, a very spirited debate. >> reporter: so both bernie sanders and hillary clinton want to debate. sanders campaign manager jeff weaver told me he believes this dispute will be settled fairly soon. it's a very big and important thing for bernie sanders. he is expected to do well tomorrow in wisconsin. he needs delegates and move to new york and upset hillary clinton in her adopted home state. there are about 250 delegates at stake in new york. second to california. bernie sanders looking for the upset there. when this debate is and where it airs is a big deal. we will continue to watch that as bernie sanders continues to try to close the gap on hillary clinton. john and christine. >> chris, thanks for that. donald trump making two sensational economic claims in an interview with the washington
post. first, trump says he would erase the country's $19 trillion debt by the end of his second term. the math doesn't add up. it would require the u.s. to pay off $2 trillion a year. the annual budget is $4 trillion for the current fiscal year. economists say the negotiations can start a trade war and cause a recession in the u.s. and hurt economic growth and receipts into the federal government. speaking of recessions, trump says the country is head for a massive recession and the economy is sitting on a bubble. experts put a chance of recession, garden variety, at 20% in the next year. despite worries about the global economy. job creation is strong. americans are spending money. his other claim, terrible time
to invest in the stock market. global is trading mixed around the world. >> the trump effect. >> zero trade effect. >> he wants to lower taxes and end a $19 trillion debt in eight years. it's just, you know, the budget crunchers say it is impossible. >> someone would have done it already. two killed. dozens injured in the amtrak derailment. new information about the investigation. that's next. and not enough time in my kitchen. (announcer) need to hire fast? go to ziprecruiter.com and post your job to over 100 of the web's leading job boards with a single click. then simply select the best candidates from one easy to review list. you put up one post and the next day you have all these candidates. makes my job a lot easier. (announcer) over 400,000 businesses have already used ziprecruiter. and now you can use ziprecruiter for free. go to ziprecruiter.com/offer5
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the ntsb is investigating a deadly train derailment south of philadelphia sunday morning. one of three serious accidents. the train was carrying more than 300 people when it left the tracks moments after it hit a backhoe and two workers. two workers were killed and three dozen passengers were injured. we get from sara ganim.
>> reporter: a source close to cnn telling us that one in a backhoe and one near a backhoe was struck by train 89. they were both amtrak workers. that raises the question over how they did not know they were on an active track. ntsb now on scene working with amtrak to investigate this accident. you can see behind me. that is train number 89 on the palmetto route from new york to savannah, georgia. 341 passengers on board. 35 of the passengers injured when the collision happened. none of them has life threatening injuries. you can see the force of that impact just by looking at the front engine car. you can see it actually derailed
from the track. on sunday, amtrak was able to bring back limited service on this northeast corridor which is good news for people in their monday morning commute. 750,000 people ride the northeast corridor every day between boston and washington, d.c. on sunday morning, around 8:00 a.m., this was a frightening experience for many passengers. one telling cnn he could tell something was wrong before the crash happened. outside the window, they could see a cloud of dust. it felt like they were riding on gravel. another passenger, 15-year-old linton holmes talked about his experience. >> the train was like rumbling and we got off track, i guess. then it was just a bunch of dust. dust everywhere. the train conductors were running to the front. people were bloody from it because it was an explosion.
we got off track and a big explosion. then it was a fire. then windows busted out. some people were cut up. >> reporter: the investigation is clearly ongoing. the ntsb has recovered the data recorder as well as the forward and inward looking cameras. hopefully those will yield answers. john and christine. >> sara in pennsylvania. two others with amtrak trains. a man lost his leg after he was hit by a train in bucks county, pennsylvania. amtrak train struck a vehicle in illinois which is 60 miles west of chicago. mississippi governor phil bryant is considering to sign a religious freedom bill. the measure would allow government employees and private businesses to deny services to same-sex couples who want to get married. the governor is considering to sign the bill by tomorrow. on friday, a federal judge signed a bill to ban same-sex
couples from adopting. new calls for governor robert bentley to step down. legislation putting bentley's recall up for a vote today. recordings revealed sexually explicit phone conversations between him and rebecca mason. she has resigned. questions over whether state funds were used to conceal the relationship. dangerous deadly wind storms slam the midwest and northeast. a tree smashed in a car in massachusetts. two victims were trapped in the car. they were rushed to the hospital, but doctors could not save them. this was the scene in ohio. a huge tree toppled into the house. no word if anyone was hurt there. in new york, downed trees everywhere. debris scattered the streets.
with the wind came hail. at least 370,000 people from wisconsin to maine were left in the dark. most significant power outages came in pennsylvania with 82,000 customers with no electricity. >> that was 71-mile-an-hour gusts in new jersey. >> trees down everywhere. >> and garbage cans everywhere. all right. mass deportation of migrants from greece to turkey. an agreement barring those arriving into europe. we are live next.
deporting syrian migrants back to turkey. it is part of agreement with eu. up to 50,000 men, women and children stranded in greece. i want to get the latest from phil black. he joins us from turkey this morning. phil, bring us up to speed. >> reporter: so, christine, what you can see behind me is the second of three boats to pull in here to the turkish town of dikili. we are told 202 in total. mostly from pakistan and afghanis as well. this is the first batch of the returns. the reason for the policy which has been enacted, the eu says from necessity. european countries have closed their borders and created a backlog in greece with tens of
thousands of migrants stranded in camps. that number growing by the day. they negotiated the deal with turk turkey. they will have to agree to come back on their own if they don't apply for protection in greece. the rest, according to the eu, will be allowed to stay. what we will see every day is boats like this arriving in turkey and unloading these people. there aren't many syrians aboard here, but the expectation that is to change in the coming days and weeks. for every syrian returned to turkey here, they will take one syrian directly from the refugee camps that line the border. mostly in the south of the country. up to around 72,000. it is a controversy deal. the critics say this is the
european union abdicating their responsibility to help them. they are being sent to a country which is not prepared to give them the hope and protection. that said, turkey is a country that already has around 2.7 million syrians living here. people who fled the conflict from just across the border in syria. christine. >> thank you, phil. back to the campaign now. donald trump with new attacks overnight. this time for john kasich. why he says the man running a distant third in the republican primary is stealing his votes.
terms of their next debate. the race for president gets heated one day before the next key primary. new information on the explosive amtrak derailment. two killed. dozens injured. what we are learning this morning ahead. and happening now, thousands of refugees who risk their lives are being deported this morning. the new plan now in motion. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> nice to have you back from vacation. >> good-ish to be here. >> i'm christine romans. 4:31 in the east. now one day before voters head to the polls in wisconsin, intense battle down to the wire with ted cruz and donald trump. both campaigning across the state. cruz out front leading trump by ten points. cruz picked up key victories over the weekend in colorado. he won the first six delegates to the republican convention. picked in a week long selection process there.
in north dakota, the cruz team claims it did well in the delegation to the convention. today is all about wisconsin. a cruz win could alter the mo momentum of the republican race. cnn's sunlen serfaty has more from green bay. >> reporter: the cruz campaign has dispatched heidi and carly fiorina and governor scott walker. the campaign manager claiming all hands on deck in the final 24 hours before voting starts in wisconsin tomorrow. cruz for his part, the senator has been projecting confidence on the stump. he is predicting he will get most if not all of the delegates tomorrow here in green bay, he told the crowd playing off the importance of the moment going forward saying it will be a decision point that will resonate across the country
beyond just here in wisconsin. the senator seemed to get reflective on the state of the race and all that has transpired. >> this is quite the election cycle. hadn't been boring. there were all sorts of things a year ago someone would say you would see and you would say no, that would never happen. >> reporter: and a notable strategy shift from the cruz campaign in wisconsin. they are out with the first negative tv ad targeting john kasich. this is a candidate they have attempted to marginalize. calling him a spoiler. the focus on him in wisconsin certainly suggests some concern on their level about what role he might play tomorrow night. christine and john. >> sunlen, thanks. the stakes high for donald trump in wisconsin. losing there would make it harder to clinch the nomination before the republican convention. he is still predicting he will
win the state. last night at a rally, trump blasted ted cruz. >> lying ted cruz. he comes in bible high. i'm lying ted cruz. i put the bible down and i start to lie. he's a dirty, rotten cheat. >> subtle. like ted cruz, donald trump took aim at the man running in third right now. cnn's jeremy diamond has the latest. >> reporter: with less than 48 hours until republicans head to the polls. donald trump stumping here in west ellis, wisconsin. a suburb of milwaukee. hitting key issues on the campaign trail. he devoted a bit of time to hitting ohio governor john kasich. that is unusual for trump in stumping in wisconsin. he has focus his fire on ted cruz. he talked about ohio governor john kasich. saying with kasich, it will be
harder for him to reach the 1,237 threshold to cinch the nomination. >> kasich is now 1 for 30. it's good if he gets out. i don't want him in. i don't want him in. >> reporter: all of this coming as the wisconsin delegate fight across the country as welcoming into focus. donald trump acknowledging putting the team in place to put the delegates into the fold and get the delegates he needs. certainly donald trump now lagging in the polls in wisconsin hoping to make up ground. he will stump all day today as well as hoping to make up that ground. john and christine. >> jeremy, thank you. the head of the republican party says that trump backing out of his pledge to support the eventual nominee would hurt him. chairman reince priebus says
trump's decision could make it harder to quote get people to fall in line with him. priebus says there is a contested convention, it will not pick a candidate who did not run in the primaries. >> if anything like that would happen, which is highly unlikely, i think our candidate is someone who is running. if that is possible, that candidate would actually have to have a floor operation and an actual campaign going on with the delegates to make that possible. paul's not going do that. on the democratic side, hillary clinton and bernie sanders locked in debate over debates. both campaigned over the weekend in wisconsin where sanders holds an edge in the latest polls. they are looking ahead to new york. the big sticking point is debates. if they will debate. when they will debate. where they will debate. there is no agreement this
morning. cnn's chris frates has details. >> reporter: good morning. the dispute over when they will debate exploded over the weekend. it all started on saturday when the clinton campaign offered the sanders campaign three dates. april 4th, 14th and 15th. all to be rejected. sanders campaign responding that april 4th was a terrible idea with the ncaa tournament finals happening. nobody would pay attention to politics. not to mention that the big wisconsin primary is the next day. on the 15th, they did not like the idea of doing a morning debate on one of the networks. that left the 14th. bernie sanders telling cnn on sunday that he's got a big rally planned. the sanders campaign countering with four or five other dates of their own. no word from the clinton campaign about where that stands. take a listen to how bernie
sanders and hillary clinton talked about the debates. >> i'm confident there will be. i'm not the one negotiating it. i know my campaign has been really trying to get a time that senator sanders campaign would agree with. >> i think we want to look at the maximum viewing audience and anytime and any venue that has that audience. we are looking at options right now. at the end of the day, george, we will have a time and place that will be, i suspect, a very spirited debate. >> reporter: obviously both bernie sanders and hillary clinton want to debate. sanders campaign manager jeff weaver told me he believes that this dispute will be settled fairly soon. it is a very big and important thing for bernie sanders. he is expected to do well tomorrow in wisconsin. he needs those delegates and needs to move to new york and upset hillary clinton in her
adopted home state. 250 delegates at stake in new york. that is second to california. where and when this debate airs is important as bernie sanders continues to close the gap on hillary clinton. >> thanks, chris. time for an early start on your money. global stock markets unmoved by donald trump's claim this weekend it is a terrible time to invest in the stock market. dow is up. stocks in europe higher. shares in tokyo closing slightly lower overnight. drivers are loving tesla's lower price electric car. pre-orders topped 275,000 so says elon musk. he has been tweeting sales updates. customers must put down $1,000 deposit to reserve their spot in
line. te tesla will make the model 3 in california and it will start at $35,000. it can go 0 to 60 in less than six seconds. people tweeting pictures of the lines. huge demand. >> remember, it is not like it is on sale tomorrow. fuel prices right now are so low. it shows the demand for the tesla is not based on fuel prices. 40 minutes past the hour. two killed and dozens injured in the new amtrak derailment. what investigators are revealing this morning next. "what ya doing?"
the tracks after hitting a backhoe and two amtrak workers. both workers were killed. three dozen passengers hospitalized. let's get more from sara ganim. >> reporter: a source close to the investigation telling cnn the construction workers, one in a backhoe and one near a backhoe was struck by the train number 89. both amtrak workers which raises the question how they did not know they were in an active track when the accident happened and the train did not know this was an active construction scene when this happened. the ntsb now on scene working with amtrak to investigate this accident. you can see behind me that is train 89. it was on the palmetto route from new york to savannah, georgia. 3 3 341 passengers on board. 35 injured.
none with life threatening injuries. all taken to the hospital or gotten to the destination. you can see the force of the impact by looking at the front car. it can see it derailed from the track. now on sunday, amtrak was able to bring back limited service on this northeast corridor which is good news for people and their monday morning commute. 750,000 people ride the northeast corridor every day between boston and washington, d.c. on sunday morning around 8:00 a.m., this was a frightening experience for many of those passengers. one telling cnn he could tell something was wrong before the crash happened. outside the window, they could see a cloud of dust. it felt like they were riding on gravel. another passenger, 15-year-old linton holmes, talked about his frightening experience. >> the train was rumbling and we
got off track. then a bunch of dust. it was just dust everywhere. the train conductors were running to the front. people were bloody because there was an explosion. we got off track and a big explosion. then a fire. then a window busted out. some people were cut up. >> reporter: now the investigation is clearly ongoing. the good news is the ntsb recovered the data recorder as well as the forward and inward looking cameras. hopefully those will yield answers. john and christine. >> sara, thank you. mississippi give phil bryant is deciding to sign a religious freedom to allow government employees and private businesses to deny services to same-sex couples who want to get married. on friday, officials blocked a
law in louisiana. new calls this morning for embattled alabama governor robert bentley to step down. state back in session. the recall notice is expected to be drafted today. he has been under fire after revealing sexually explicit phone calls between bentley and rebecca mason. new jersey lawmakers holding a hearing this afternoon to take a close look at the state's aging water infrastructure. concerns are high after authorities found lead in newark's public drinking water. water fountains in 30 schools have been turned off. legislators are hoping to fund a lead abatement program. considering bills to require all schools in the state to test water. dangerous deadly wind storms slam the midwest and northeast. a tree smashed into a car in abington, massachusetts, killing two people. the victims were trapped in the
car. this was the scene in ohio. you can see a huge tree toppled over on this house. and in new york, much the same. downed trees everywhere. debris scattering the streets. at least 370,000 people from wisconsin to maine left in the dark. most significant power outages in pennsylvania with 82,000 customers with no electricity. that same system will now bring snow to the northeast. let's bring in meteorologist karen maginnis. >> john and christine, for new york city, you would expect the temperature to be about 55 or 56 degrees. but just wait. don't put away the coats. here's why. we have a clipper system moving through. what's a clipper? clipper generally means it will move through fairly quickly. it moves along. it's got short duration. high impact. that's what we're going to see through a narrow zone from the great lakes extending to the
eastern great lakes and across southern new england. that's the high impact. the other high impact is going to be those temperatures. they are really going to drop. you will see temperatures 10 to 15 degrees colder than what you should be this time of year. a big drop. temperature drop in ten minutes at chicago's o'hare airport. 17-degree temperature drop in just ten minutes. just wait. you head toward the weekend. it will get cold again. back to you. >> we had soccer games canceled this weekend because of snow. snow on the field. stocks jumped friday after the jobs report. are investors still feeling optimistic this monday morning? we will get an early start on your money next.
migrants and refugees back to turkey. that is part of the new agreement with the european union. more than 50,000 men, women and children stuck in greece. let's get the latest from cnn's phil black. he joins us live from turkey this morning. give us a sense of what's happening, phil. >> reporter: john, you see one of the vessels behind me. the second of three vessels to pull in here and unload passengers who have failed in the dream of traveling to europe and establishing a new life there. what we understand is that there are around 200 people on board. most pakistani and two syrians decided to voluntarily return. as you say, it became necessary. this deal, arrangement because countries in europe beyond greece started shutting their borders. that created a backlog of people
stranded in camps there. they hope this deal would enable some to come back. more than that, deter others from making the journey in the first place. we are moving into the warm spring and summer months here. the expectation is seeing the refugees coming across the sea. now we see the first shipment come back. it will be a regular sight for the foreseeable future. we are talking about huge loads like this and the future is uncertain. syrians will be allowed to stay here in turkey because turkey has opened its gates to 2.7 million syrians who fled the conflict across the border in their country. as we're talking about here, pakistanis and afghanis and north africa as well. the expectation is their future is less certain.
what they have do is apply for protection. there is no guarantee they will get it. a controversy for sure. critics say it is europe abdicating its responsibility to help these people. more than that, shipping them back to a country that is not in the best position to deal with them and help them and give them the protection they need. >> it is hard to imagine, phil, people from pakistan and afghanistan, got as far as turkey, would give up once they were shipped back from greece. did they say what their intentions are? >> reporter: well, i think many of them want to get beyond greece. they want to get to germany and other countries in northern europe. once that has been closed to them, it is increasingly clear that there were fewer options and settling in greece is not their intention. in the case of many of those people from those countries,
they don't fit the definition of refugees. they are not necessarily fleeing war and persecution the same way the syrians are. the event they were to apply here, the economic migrants, they would have a tougher time of getting official protections in europe. now they have to see if they can get them in turkey. as i say, no guarantee there. it is entirely possible they could end up being end back to the country of origin. from whatever country they left. >> phil black in turkey. thank you. 58 minutes past the hour. let's get an early start on your money. stock futures higher. unfazed by donald trump's comments in the washington post. oil is down below $37 a barrel. stock futures in europe are up. shares in tokyo falling overnight. stock markets in china closed for holiday. after the gains on friday, dow is up 2% this year. nasdaq is 1.85% lower.
down almost 5% a week ago. the s&p up 1.4% this year. of the 30 stocks in the dow jones industrial average, the biggest losers are financial. american express down 12%. goldman sachs down 11%. jpmorgan chase down 9%. concerns over the oil industry shaking the financial sector this year. investors are concerned about interest rates expected to remain low. they will rise eventually. alaska airlines nearing a deal to buy virgin america for $2 billion. jetblue is also said to be bidding for the airline. could mark another step in the u.s. airline industry. alaska airlines is based in seattle and flies to 90 destinations. virgin america is outside the top ten. it flies to 22 destination.
virgin america has been on a tear. the company was started by richard branson. >> that chart tells you something is happening. >> it says someone is interested in that airline. "early start" continues right now. >> just one day before voters cast ballots in the next key primary. donald trump and hillary clinton trailing in the polls. will a loss in wisconsin shake up the race on both sides? investigators revealing new information on the deadly new amtrak train derailment. what went so wrong? mass deportation of migrants and refugees in europe. happening this morning. there is controversy surrounding this plan to ship thousands from greece to turkey. we are live. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is