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donald trump on defense as new reports about his past raise questions about how he does business and how he treats women. clinton and sanders battling ahead of tuesday's contest ahead of oregon and kentucky. more than 100 people dead in the past few days. isis claims responsibility for violence rocking iraq. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> nice to see you. i'm christine romans.
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it is monday, may 16th. 4:00 a.m. in the east. up first, a rough weekend for donald trump capped off by a parting shot by president obama. trump still denying he posed as his own pr man decades ago. now fighting back about a report how he treats women. and listen to president obama take a swipe at trump at a commencement address at rutgers university on sunday. >> in politics and in life, ignorance is not a virtue. it is not cool to not know what you're talking about. that is not keeping it real. that's just not knowing what you are talking about. and yet we become confused about this. >> and the dump trump movement is still alive. some conservatives are still
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trying to recruit an independent candidate. even mark cuban was approached. he said it is just too late to step in. more from cnn's kristen holmes. >> reporter: donald trump wrapped up a week on the defensive here at the university of pennsylvania where he watched his youngest daughter, tiffany, graduate. the gop nominee united his party was clouded after questions of him posing as his own spokesperson in 1991. trump denied allegations that it is his voice on the tape and the campaign is under fire over refusal to release the tax returns. he will not release the returns until the audit is complete. >> he has never changed his position. he said he is under audit.
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when the audit is completed. >> why not release -- first of all, the irs says you can release them to the public if they are under audit. why not release 2014, 2013? >> as i understand it, the audit is going back eight years of tax returns. anything beyond eight years is not reflective of figure other than interest on the part of the media. >> the audit is for eight years of returns? >> that's what i'm led to believe, yes. >> reporter: more and more are gathering behind trump, but not all are convinced. some conservatives are still looking for an independent to come up against trump. the campaign continues efforts to unite the party. john and christine. >> everyone admitting they are running out of options. donald trump sounding warnings of the risk of a 9/11
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style attack. he says if the u.s. keeps allowing syrians into the country. >> bad things will happen. there will be attacks that you would not believe. there will be attacks by people coming tinto your country. they have cell phones. who pays their monthly charges right? they have cell phones with the flags. the isis flags on them. we're supposed to say isn't this wonderful? >> the union for the border control agents had never endorsed a candidate until march when it says it is backing trump. over the weekend, nevada allocated its democratic
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delegates. things went down hill from there. sanders supporters outraged by a delegate system in nevada they claim was rigged in clinton's favor. things so unruly, police were called in. and security at the paris hotel, they kicked everyone out. we get more from scott mcclain. >> reporter: good morning. despite the fact that hillary clinton has an insurmountable lead, she had four events in oregon on sunday and three today. clinton has close two states in a row to bernie sanders and wants to make sure kentucky isn't number three. she is still battling sanders, enemy number one is donald trump. clinton went after him for his suggestion that he would be open to allowing japan and south korea to have their own nuclear weapons to protect from north korean aggression. >> along comes donald trump and says he doesn't care.
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let them have nuclear weapons. he said he would use nuclear weapons. this is scary, dangerous talk. this is the talk of a loose cannon who is making statements and creating confusion. we can't afford that. >> reporter: sanders was also in kentucky yesterday. again making the case he is the stronger candidate to take on trump in the general. >> all of the polling that is out there in virtually every national poll and in every statewide poll, we do much better against trump than does secretary clinton. >> reporter: clinton does have work to do in the bluegrass state. comments she made about coal miners in march, made coal country hostile territory. sunday, she pointed out she has a plan. today, sanders is heading to
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puerto rico. john, christine. >> scott mclean, thank you. facebook founder will meet with the conservative media and address claims that the former employees suppressed news stories. facebook officials stated that an internal investigation has turned up no evidence. donald trump is ramping up fund raising. trump could not self fund his campaign if he wanted to because he doesn't have the cash flow to do this. that is according to analysis from the wall street journal. trump says he needs $1 billion to fund the general election. it is more than double what mitt romney spent during the election. trump will be in new jersey raising money for the republican party and for chris christie. he hired a goldman sachs veteran
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as a new finance chief who spent a day in las vegas last week. trump loaned himself $36 million. he raised $12 million. >> he says he will not pay himself back. there was a report last week. he would not say i may not take some of the donations back. he will loan that campaign. it is spent. it is gone. captain america civil war conquers the box office again. the marvel superhero epic earned $72.6 million. it brought in $940 million worldwide. "jungle book" with $17 million. "money monster" was the highest grossing new film at $15 million. fire in the sky over baghdad. isis militants storming a gas plant in that city. we have that next. what if one piece of kale
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this morning. isis is claiming responsibility for assault on a gas plant in baghdad. total of 10 people, 7 police officers and 3 guards were killed when two suicide car bombs came through. cnn's jomana karadsheh is tracking latest from amman. jomana. >> reporter: john, according to security officials in iraq, 5:00 a.m. local time on sunday, isis launched attack on the gas plant in taji. first suicide car bomber struck at the entrance of the plant. opening the way for a second suicide car bomber to detonate in the facility. it was followed by a number of militants. six who made their way into the gas plant and clashes broke out for several hours between security forces who managed to finally after a few hours to repel the attack by the isis
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militants. the baghdad governor said the security forces at the facility were poorly armed with light weapons and the quick reaction took more than two hours to arrive. this is not an isolated incident. this is the latest in the series of attacks we are seeing. high profile attacks taking place in the last couple weeks claimed by isis. the concern is coming during the political crisis in the country. many are concerned isis is reigniting the sectarian war in the country. others are saying this is isis reacting to recent losses. the special envoy was here in amman and he addressed the attacks. here is what he had to say. >> now the caliphate as they call it, is shrinking. they are very much on the defensi defensive. they have not retain any
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territory since the operations in ramadi since may. >> reporter: isis controlled 20% of territory in syria, but it still has the ability to carry out the devastating attacks on a daily basis. >> jomana karadsheh for us in jordan. thank you. george zimmerman now trying to sell the gun he used to kill trayvon martin for a third time. the owner of the auction site says the auction is to go live on tuesday. a buy it now price of $500,000. zimmerman's previous attempt was hijacked by fake accounts hitting $65 million on friday. ntsb investigators are on the scene of a deadly bus crash on texas.
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the bus rolled over 45 miles north of loredo. it is not clear if it is the same bus which crashed earlier. carnival says video from the liberty cruise ship appears to show samantha broger climbing up on the deck railing and sitting and falling into the gulf of mexico on friday. coast guard planes from alabama and texas come bhibined a searca of 44 square miles. a woman in florida attacked by a shark managed to make it back to land. the shark would not let go. the shark stayed clamped after it died. the shark died and still biting this woman. she was sent to the hospital
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with the shark still attached. >> that's the stuff of nightmares. >> i'm having one right now. heavy flooding to the gulf coast states and an increased risk of severe storms today. let's get the latest from meteorologist pedram javaheri. >> we are watching activity across texas and this afternoon, i think, around houston and south, where the flood threat is the highest. this is not a one-day event. warnings in place for corpus christi and brownsville. you see the area in orange in new orleans and southern louisiana. that is 4 to 6 inches of rain. the flood threat is high across the region. we are talking midway. the severe weather threat is not going anywhere. particularly around the panhandle in enid, oklahoma. large hail and damaging winds.
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how about april like temperatures with 11 million people dealing with the freeze watches and warnings. temperatures in cleveland in the upper 30s. that is in line with an april 13th temperature. it warms up to 60s. 81 in dallas. new york city, 66. raleigh up to 72. atlanta in the upper 70s. a warming trend the next couple days. thank you, pedram. we are getting word that a series of water rescues in corpus christi. we will keep you updated on what happens there as soon as we can. donald trump with a surprising interview about what the united states should do overseas dealing with a key european ally. is this businessman shaking up the business of the united states? that's next. you won't see these folks at the post office. they have businesses to run. they have passions to pursue.
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new this morning, donald trump says if he becomes president, brings trade status to the united states would not be hurt at all if britain decides to leave the european union. just last month, president obama said britain would move to the back of the trade agreement if they left the union. trump says he will treat the brits fantastically whether they stay or go. let's go live to london and bring in cnn's nic robertson. this is a contentious issue. it has been that way for a long time in the u.k.
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now u.s. politicians are being drawn in. >> reporter: they get to hear what donald trump as a president might mean for them and this very intense campaign that's going on in the u.k. if britain should remain in the eu or leave the eu. what he said here may be very welcome for all those politicians who are saying, no, president obama, when he came here and said we would have to go to the back of the line to negotiate a trade deal if britain left. this is good news for them. this is what trump said. >> i just speak for myself. i don't want anybody to even change their opinion. personally, i would not do it. a lot of the migration and acceptance of people is because of the european union. i think that is a disaster. me, i have no preference. i have big investments in britain. i have no preference.
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if i were from britain, i would not want it. i would want to go back to a different system. >> reporter: there were a couple of insights that will be interesting for the british people. he said his relationship with david cameron, the primary, wasn't or would not likely be a particularly good one. he was critical of the new muslim mayor in london. he criticized trump in the past. he was asked about that in the i hope interview. he said he is being nasty. let's judge him on how he is as mayor. interesting for people to wake up and hear. >> very interesting. nic robertson, thank you. a suspicious device that forced the cancellation of the man united soccer match turned out to be a training device left behind in a bathroom by a private security firm that was working with bomb sniffing dogs. the discovery forced the
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donald trump on defense this morning as new reports about his past raise new questions about how he does business and how he treats women. on the democratic side, two key primary races this week. just how vulnerable is hillary clinton? violence plaguing baghdad. a gas plant attacked leaving at least ten people dead. latest assault on the city.
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welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. good morning. donald trump facing attacks from president obama. trump is still denying he created a fake identity and posed as his own pr man decades ago. so there's that. he's fighting back against a report about his past behavior with women. a report that trump calls a hit piece. meanwhile, president obama took shots at trump at rutgers university on sunday. >> in politics and in life, ignorance is not a virtue. it's not cool to not know what you're talking about. that's not keeping it real or telling it like it is. that's not challenging political correctness. that's not knowing what you're talking about. and yet we become confused about this. >> a lot of democrats are saying
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that president obama will be the primary foil against donald trump in the coming election. it may be hurting hillary clinton. you have a taste of what it is like right there. on the republican side, some conservatives are still trying to recruit an independent candidate. mark cuban, the billionaire, claims he was approached and says it would be fun to take on trump, cuban says it is too late to step in. let's get more from cnn's kristen holmes. >> reporter: donald trump wrapped up a week on the defensive here at the university of pennsylvania where he watched his youngest daughter, tiffany, gradte. the presumptive nominee's efforts to unite the party were clouded after the washington post report requested if he posed as his own spokesperson in 1991 to talk to reporters about
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his love life. trump denies allegations it is his voice on the tapes. the trump campaign is under fire over trump's refusal to release his tax returns. he will not release the returns until the audit is complete. >> he never changed his position. what he said is is he is under audit. when it is completed, he will release them. >> first of all, the irs says you can release them to the public if they are under audit. why not release 2014, 2013, 2012 and put it to rest? >> as i understand, the audit is going back eight years of tax returns. anything beyond eight years is not reflective other than interest on the part of the media. >> the audit is eight years of returns? >> that's what i am led to believe. >> reporter: while more and more republicans are gathering behind trump. not all are convinced. some conservatives are still
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looking for an independent candidate to go up against trump in november. ryan and trump aides will sit down together as the campaign continues its efforts to unite the party. john and christine. >> thanks, kristen. a new warning from donald trump about the risk of another 9/11 style attack. he says if the u.s. keeps allowing syrian refugees into the country, the u.s. is courting disaster. listen to the comments from the sunday morning interview with the national border patrol council. >> bad things will happen. a lot of bad things will happen. there will be attacks that you would not believe. there will be attacks by the people that are coming into our country. i have no doubt in my mind. you look at it. they have cell phones. so they don't have money. they don't have anything. who pays their monthly charges? they have cell phones with the flags, the isis flags on them. we're supposed to say this is wonderful we're taking them in.
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>> it is to the clear where donald trump is getting that information about the cell phones with the isis flags on them. the union for the national border control agents never endorsed a candidate until it announced in march it is backing trump. hillary clinton and bernie sanders on the campaign trail. they have two primary contests this week. oregon and kentucky vote tuesday. over the weekend, nevada allocated its democratic delegates with 20 going to hillary clinton. 15 going to sanders. it was a pretty raucous weekend indeed. watch. now sanders supporters claim the delegate system was rigged in clinton's favor there. things were some unruly, police were called in at the paris las vegas hotel. let's get more from cnn's scott mclean. >> reporter: good morning. despite the fact that hillary clinton has a lead in the
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delegate race, she campaigning hard in kentucky. she had four events on sunday and another one today. clinton lost two states in a row to sanders and wants to make sure kentucky is not number three. clinton went after trump for the suggestion that he would be open to allowing japan and south korea to have their own nuclear weapons to protect themselves from north korea aggression. >> along comes donald trump and says he doesn't care. let them all have nuclear weapons. he says he would use nuclear weapons. this is scary, dangerous talk. this is the talk of a loose cannon who is making statements and creating confusion. we can't afford that. >> reporter: sanders was also in kentucky yesterday again making the case that he is the stronger candidate to take on trump in the general. >> all of the polling that is out there in virtually every
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national poll, in every statewide poll, we do much better against trump than does secretary clinton. >> reporter: now clinton does have work to do in the bluegrass state. the comments she made in march of the coal country, were controversial. today, bernie sanders is heading to consider. although it doesn't vote for another three weeks. john and christine. >> thanks. mark zuckerberg will meet with the members of the conservative media including glenn beck. he will address claims from former employees. facebook officials assert that they investigated this thoroughly and they have seen no evidence to back up those claims. time for an early start on your money. donald trump and bernie sanders slam companies like carriers for
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moving good paying jobs out of the u.s. carrier doesn't rank in the top 20. a new report showing the oil industry is responsible for the biggest job cuts. the number one job killer in america, national oilwell varco. that trend that has been good for drivers has opinibeen terri for the oil industry. intel and halliburton are in the top five. walmart with the job closings and intel in the restructuring effort. you can check out the latest news on the job market on cnnmoney.com. captain america civil war big at the box office. the film earned $72.6 million
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over the weekend. i actually want to see this. >> i do, too. >> it is unlikely it will happen before it gets on home video. it brought home $940 million worldwide. "jungle book" with $17.8 million. the george clooney and julia roberts "money monster" brought in $15 million. the only new film. >> who are you against? >> people say i look like george clooney. it is tiring. >> people meaning the voices in your head? the people who say john, you are great. >> my mother, in other words. "saturday night live" spoofing the latest on the political front. check out late night laughs. >> what about john kasich? >> he said he's not interested. >> he's a loser.
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big, fat loser. what about nikki haley? >> and what ted cruz? >> not interested. >> and what about paul ryan? >> he said absolutely not, but he would see you in hell. >> why doesn't anyone want to be my vp? >> i think anyone who doesn't want to be your vp would be a damn fool. you are a special candidate. maybe the person you have been looking for the whole time is standing in the room right now. >> you're so right. ben carson, you want to be vice president? >> okay. >> oh, that would be hella-exciting. >> we have six more months of
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great comedy from "saturday night live." >> ben carson's on "new day." maybe he can watch that comment. 40 minutes after the hour. it has been a bloody few days in iraq. new attacks in baghdad. now over 100 dead over the last week. isis taking credit for almost all of the carnage. a live report next. wanna drink more water? with sodastream you turn plain water into sparkling water in seconds. and because it's so delicious, you'll drink 43% more water every day. sodastream. love your water.
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45 minutes past the hour. if donald trump becomes president, britain's trade status would not be hurt if britain left the european union. last month, president obama said britain would move to the back of the queue if there was a
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brexit. donald trump said he would treat brita britain fantastically. isis claiming responsibility for assault on a gas plant in baghdad. 10 people killed when two suicide car bombs barrelled through. cnn's jomana karadsheh is live from amman, jordan. what can you tell us, jomana? >> reporter: christine, according to local authorities at 5:00 a.m. on sunday local time, isis attacked the plant in baghdad. they say two suicide car bomb, the first opened the entrance and that left way for the second to come through and clash with security forces and guards. clashes that went on for hours.
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the governor of baghdad critical of authorities despite the attack repelled saying the security forces were slow to respond. more than two hours to get to the scene. the forces present at the plant were not adequately armed to defend the facility. this is not the first attack we are seeing. this is not the first of the attacks claimed by isis. they are concerned about the uptick in violence. many people isis is trying to exploit the political crisis in country to reignite the sectarian war. bret mcgirk, president obama's envoy to the global coalition had this to say. >> now the caliphate, as they
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call it, is shrinking. they are on the defensive. they have not retain any territory. >> reporter: and christine, u.s. officials say that isis lost 45% of the territory they used to control iraq. clearly, despite losing the territory, isis has the ability to carry out the attacks on a daily basis in iraq. >> thank you, jomana karadsheh. george zimmerman is trying to sell the gun he used to kill trayvon martin for a third time. the owners of the auction site says it is going live on tuesday with the starting price of $100,000. zimmerman's previous attempt was hijacked by fake accounts with high bids of $65 million on friday. and ntsb investigators on the scene of the deadly bus
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crash in south texas. eight people killed. 44 others injured when the bus veered off the highway and rolled over saturday. 45 miles north of loredo. the bus company was told to remove buses from service in 2014 because of brake problems. the coast guard is suspe suspending the search for the cruise ship passenger after video showing the woman sitting on the deck and falling over in the gulf of mexico. the combined search area of 40 square miles of the search. and a woman in florida attacked by a shark. here's the catch. check out the two foot shark clamped on the woman's forearm. it stayed on her arm after it
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died. the 23-year-old woman was sent to the hospital with the shark on her arm and is said to be in stable condition. a flash flood emergency in effect right now in corpus christi in texas. flooding posing a big threat to the gulf coast with the risk of severe weather today. let's get the latest from meteorologist pedram javaheri. >> john and christine, a lot of wet weather ahead of us. the main area of interest is northern texas for this afternoon when it comes to severe weather. then we get the heavy rainfall over the lone star state. this is the concern because it is tremendously wet in the region in the past few weeks and months. notice the severe weather in western oklahoma. highest today with the winds and hail with the predominant threat. look at this light up like its christmas week. the rainfall amounts could get 4 to 6 inches across the areas.
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up to 6 inches in southern louisiana by friday. the severe weather threat is still there come tuesday. it shifts to the south. including san antonio, but mainly for winds and hail. it stays in place there. notice the cold temperatures. the other big story. 11 million people in cincinnati, columbus, pittsburgh, cleveland. temperatures in the 40s. these are in line with the april temperatures. not mid-may. it warms up across the areas. washington makes it up to 70 degrees. atlanta in the marylaid-80s. guys. thank you, pedram. stocks with a three-week losing streak. one big report could help turn the market around. we will get an early start on your money next. forever, do you?" "she says...bazang!" "ok, good one." "uh, how do i check my credit score?" "credit karma, it's free." "credit karma. give yourself some credit."
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this is a business story watched in the united states and
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u.k. with huge implications for both. donald trump says if he becomes president, britain's trade status would not be hurt if britain decides to exit the european union. last month, president obama warned officials that the country would move to the back of the queue in trade negotiations if they moved out of the eu. donald trump said he would treat the u.k. fantastically. what is the latest? we have cnn's nic robertson with the latest. >> reporter: this will be a boost for them. you have to reflect on that a little and say donald trump is not the typical american presidential candidate as viewed by people here in britain. they are getting to hear more about his thoughts and that issue that britain would not go to the back of the line to
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negotiate a trade deal with the united states. that will be an important one. it will factor into the thinking because of what president obama said here. the people here have been hearing what donald trump said about the leading politicians. he indicated he would not have a good relationship with the prime minister and the potential relationship with the mayor of london. that is one that won't be particularly a close one either. this is what trump trumds had to say about him. >> when he won, i wished him well. now, i don't care about him. it doesn't make any difference. let's see how he does. let's see if he's a good man. >> are you offended? >> yeah. he doesn't know me. i think they are rude statements
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and frankly, tell him i will we are those statements. very nasty statements. >> reporter: this is a good insight for the british people. there are pluses there. for those who want to get out of the european union. you can see contentious issues developing. >> thank you, nic robertson. 58 minutes past of hour. early start on your money. dow futures up. you can see $47 a barrel of oil. a rough patch for stocks. dow on a three-week losing streak. slim games for the year. the s&p 500 with slim gains. nasdaq is down 6% for the year. the recent slump is oil prices and some bad corporate earnings reports. retail sector getting crushed. that could change.
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home depot and lowe's are scheduled to release their results. they may be strong in the housing market. investing group backed by warren buffett is backed by yahoo!'s business. the group led by dan gilbert. the owner of quicken loans and cleveland cavaliers. yahoo! started getting offers last month. it is valued at $35 billion after the missteps and bad bets. it has had six ceos over the last nine years. the core business will be valued at roughly $5 billion. some estimates are as high as $8 billion. >> they tried so many things over the last few years. nothing seems to stick. "early start" continues right now.
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>> donald trump on defense as new reports of his past raises questions over his business. >> and oregon and kentucky. hillary clinton wants to win kentucky. can she? how much damage is bernie sanders doing? more than 100 people dead in the past few days. isis claiming responsibility for the violence that has been just devastating in baghdad. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. it is monday, may 16th. donald trump facing reports about his past and new attacks from president obama. donald trump is denying he created a fake identity and posed as his own pr man decades ago. he is

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