tv Early Start With John Berman and Christine Romans CNN May 30, 2016 2:00am-3:01am PDT
>> dangerous holiday weather socking the carolinas and barrelling north now threatening to end the holiday on a wet and stormy note for millions. now trouble at one of the nation's busiest airports. donald trump's campaign is warning about the third party run. a never trump republican suggests a new challenge is waiting in the wings. zoo officials in cincinnati facing serious questions after they made the call to kill a gorilla to save a boy who climbed in. was the use of force necessary? what zoo officials are saying. welcome to a holiday edition of "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm alison kosik. it is monday, may 30th, memorial day. tropical storm bonnie slams into the carolinas wrecking the holiday weekend for many with
heavy rain and widespread flooding along coastal south carolina. now bonnie is headed north. whose memorial day will bonnie disrupt next? we have jennifer gray in south carolina. >> reporter: this is what is left of tropical storm bonnie. practically stalling out leaving flooding rains across some areas in the state. in fact, portions of i-95 completely shutdown. that is the major interstate that a lot of people use to get to the coast. with it being memorial day, lines of traffic with people stuck in cars for hours as they slowly exited the interstate and had to detour around the flood. conditions are expected to improve over the next couple days. however, on and off showers could linger across south carolina as we go through memorial day and then as the storm continues to push to the
north. conditions will improve across south carolina. alison and christine. >> now we're talking about remnants of tropical storm bonnie. meteorologist derek van dam has more. >> good morning, christine and alison. the moisture that was tropical storm bonnie is becoming more and more difficult to identify on satellite loop. we have sustained winds around the center of circulation of 30 miles an hour. the main concerns are rip currents and the potential for heavy rain showers as bonnie moves along the coast at regions parallel with the carolinas and virginia. do downpours and travel delays as you move through airports like d.c. and jfk near new york city. you see the rainfall totals going forward could exceed 2 to 3 inches causing local flooding.
across the central u.s., the potential for severe weather. in the dakotas south into texas. not a great place to have heavy rain. here's the memorial day outlook. new york city, thunderstorms for you. we stay dry in atlanta at 89. back to you. derek, thank you. delays of a different sort. officials at jfk warning of long lines with operations slowed by a computer crash. this effects terminal seven. british and qantas and others. at the peak, 1,500 customers are waiting. on to politics. donald trump is off the campaign trail for memorial day. we have new details on his hunt for a running mate. corey lewandowski saying the vice presidential search is down to a very short list.
his team is vetting the few remaining contention. this as trump gave a speech honoring p.o.w.s. trump announced he will release the information on the fund-raiser he held earlier this year. cnn's scott mclean has more. >> reporter: he has a typical speech in atypical setting. thousands of bikers there to raise awareness of p.o.w.s and soldiers missing in action. a lot of people were passing by as this was not a full campaign rally. trump got a warm reception from the crowd. he slammed hillary clinton. saying if she were elected p.o.w.s were not coming home. he hit trade, second amendment, rebuilding the military and veterans. >> our veterans have been treated so badly in this
country. you have a secretary that last week said no, the wait time doesn't matter. forget about wait time. i know people and i have gotten to know so many vets. we just raised $6 million for the vets because i didn't do a television show. i said let's do this. we're announcing on tuesday all of the groups that we put up this money. we raised it money because we love the vets. >> reporter: that money he mentioned was raised we he skipped a fox news debate a few months ago. since then he has been dogged by questions about where the money went. he is planning a full accounting of the funds raised tomorrow to put that issue to bed. trump is facing questions about comments he made about senator john mccain last year. saying he was only a war hero because he was captured in vietnam. this weekend, on cnn, bob dole, a trump supporter and decorated world war ii veteran, said he would push trump to apologize for the comments. we asked corey lewandowski whether trump planned to
apologize. his response was not that i'm aware of. thank you. donald trump blasting any suggestion that a third party candidacy may be imminent. bill kristol seemed to promise much. he wrote just a head's up over the holiday weekend. an independent candidate with a strong team and real chance. trump lashing back in a series of tweets. if dummy bill kristol gets a third party run, the republican party has to be strong and smart if it wants to win in november. you cannot allow lightweights to set up spoiler candidate. let's break down all of the political crossfire. we have ellis henican. so much to talk about. i want to start with the third party ticket. >> dummy bill kristol.
okay. >> listen to what corey lewandowski said about this. >> third party run by any candidate is a disaster. you are handing over the white house to the democrats. that means four or five potential supreme court justices that hillary clinton would have a chance to appoint. if she does that, you can say good-bye to the second amendment. say good-bye to your rights. >> the idea of a third party candidate, you are handing it to clinton. >> we call that frightening the base. listen, when it comes to any of the third party candidates. only one question to ask. who will that candidate steal more votes from? certainly dummy bill kristol will take more from the republicans than hillary clinton. intere there is a reason to worry. >> trump and clinton are both unfavorable.
it is a crapshoot. >> alison, that creates the opening. that is why this is worth talking about. there are many things that my this difficult. you have to ask who the candidate is. in the case of a serious conservative, certainly more likely to take republican votes than democrats. >> could he be talking about the libertarian? >> that was already out. >> that is right. no name here. it is hard to know how serious a threat it is. i mean, he certainly sounds like he is promising there will be, bill kristol says. >> libertarians have a ticket. gary johnson. they have bill weld. gary johnson already came out taking the first punch at donald trump. listen to this. >> taking him on on the fact he wants to deport 11 million illegal immigrants. taking him on on wanting to
build a fence. that's nuts. saying that mexicans are murderers and rapists? it is incendiary when he is talking about this. the absolute opposite is true. to call him out on what is really racist. it is just racist. >> former new mexico governor gary johnson. >> he thinks he has an opening there. because of the unpopularity you are talking about. that makes me think that he and with bill weld may take more votes from hillary. he sounded more like hillary than donald trump. >> a judge yesterday actually unse unsealing documents in the trump university case. he is from east chicago and american citizen, the judge. does this hurt donald trump? this ongoing drama about some of
his past business dealings? the trump university case, the attorney general says is a scam. people paid up to $35,000 for basically nothing. >> i think this is the biggest issue. it is easy to understand. these people paid good money for the training that seemed to do them almost no good at all. a lot easier an issue than complete real estate deal somewhere. i think it is the real deal. >> insulting the judge? >> never smart by the way. don't do that. >> insulting the judge. does that help or hurt him? >> listen, i think it will anger the judge. i'd be sucking up to the judge about now if he were ruling on my future. >> those tried and true trump supporters are not moved by any of this. this does eat into trump's ability to get the voters who are not yet on board. >> that is right, alison. nothing you will say to get rid of the hard core supporters.
donald said he could shoot someone on fifth avenue and it would not matter. >> who is on the short list? >> i'm scratching my head on it. the names of the obvious people. some of the candidates who ran before have almost all said no. not me. we are left with some kind of odd ones. newt gingrich. it seems like we're reaching into the past. >> and iowa senator joni ernst. >> it is not unreasonable. a few days ago, the campaign was telegraphing it was unlikely to be a woman. >> they said it would be pandering. last week, he criticized one of the highest profile women in his party. hispanic woman in his party. the governor of new mexico. >> we can take her off the list. i don't know. i'm not sure frankly that they know yet. we shouldn't feel too bad about our questions. >> ellis, we will come back to you. we will see you in about 25
minutes. >> terrific. >> we will ask about bernie sanders. marco rubio. lots happening. president obama will be joined by ash carter at arlington national cemetery later this morning. he will pay tribute to the fallen soldiers. he will lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns for the final time as president after hosting a memorial day breakfast honoring military service. a tragedy at the cincinnati zoo. a boy climbs into the gorilla enclosure. that decision costs the gorilla its life. how the officials are explaining gunning down one of its most prized animals next. ♪ [engine revs] ♪
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fell in the moat. then the situation took a terrifying turn. more from jessica schneider. >> reporter: alison, officials here at the zoo are wondering how this could happen. a 4-year-old boy went under a rail and through protective wiring and over a moat wall dropping 15 feet into the water below. zoo officials say the situation was so urgent they had to act quickly. they took the gorilla's life killing him to save the little boy. they say they had no option. they said any use of tranquillizers would take too long. the dangerous animal response team took action. thane maynard released a statement saying we are heart broken been losing harambe, but a child's life was in danger and a quick decision had to be made
by the dangerous animal response team. harambe was 17 years old. 450 pounds. that response team moved in after they tried other options. they did try getting the gorillas out of the exhibit. when only the female gorillas responded, they had to take the action against harambe. the boy was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. he is home from the hospital now. here at the zoo, a mix of emotion. people are sad. angry and confused about how this could happen. in fact, a growing memorial in the zoo itself with flowers around the statue of a gorilla outside the exhibit. we saw people out here today saying justice for harambe. they had signs. again, zoo officials saying killing that gorilla was the only option. christine and alison. >> every time you see the video, it enlists the same response. utter shock. all right.
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i'm alison kosik. >> i'm christine romans. 30 minutes past the hour on memorial day. tropical storm bonnie slams into the carolinas. heavy rain and widespread flooding along coastal south carolina. now bonnie is headed north. who's memorial day will she disrupt next? our team coverage begins with jennifer gray in south carolina. >> reporter: christine and alison, this is what is left of tropical storm bonnie. stalling out leaving flooding rains across areas in the state. in fact, sunday portions of i-95 completely shutdown. as we know, i-95 is the major interstate that people use to get to the coast. with it memorial day weekend lines of traffic with people stuck in their cars for hours as they exited the interstate and detour around the flooded conditions.
conditions are expected to improve. off and on showers could linger through memorial day and storms push to the north. conditions will improve. alison and christine. thank you. the big question is where are the remnants of tropical storm bonnie headed now? meteorologist derek van dam has the latest. >> christine and alison, the timing with this storm system could not be worse. coinciding with the memorial day holiday weekend. the good news out of this is the storm is in a significantly weaker state. a tropical depression. it will move parallel along the eastern coastline. a low pressure system with sustained winds around the center of circulation of 30 miles an hour. the concern is with it being a holiday weekend, we have the potential for rip currents. high surf advisory in effect for the region as well. you need to take note.
we have potential for downpours and localized flooding with the moisture from the atlantic ocean. we could experience between 2 to 3 inches of rainfall along the east coast. that could cause delays. especially for the heavily trafficked airports near the new england coast. elsewhere across the united states, potential for severe weather across the dakotas and into western texas. unfortunately a bull's-eye for heavy rainfall in the area. that leads to more flooding potential this week. the memorial day forecast. d.c. and boston look wet and temperatures in the 70s. thank you, derek. officials at jfk are warning of delays and huge lines with operations drastically slowed by a computer crash. the airlines operating at terminal seven is british and qantas. at the delay peak, 1,500
customers were waiting to be checked in. donald trump is off the campaign trail for memorial day. we have details on the hunt for a running mate. corey lewandowski says the vice president search is down to a very short list. his team is vetting the remaining options. this as trump gave a speech sunday at the rolling thunder motorcycle run. trump promising he will give a full accounting of money brought in with his veterans fund-raiser. cnn's scott mclean has more on that. >> reporter: alison and christine, trump delivered a typical campaign speech in a pretty atypical setting. thousands of bikers were there to pay respect to and raise awareness of p.o.w.s and soldiers missing in action. this was not a trump campaign rally. there were a lot of people just passing by. many of them were veterans. trump got a warm reception from the crowd. he slammed hillary clinton
saying if she were elected p.o.w.s were not coming home. he hit trade, second amendment, rebuilding the military and veterans. >> our veterans have been treated so badly in this country. you have a secretary that last week said no, the wait time doesn't matter. forget about wait time. i know people and i have gotten to know so many vets. we just raised almost $6 million for the vets because i didn't do a television show. i said let's do this. we're announcing on tuesday all of the groups we put up this money. we raised this tremendous amount of money because we love the vets. >> reporter: the money he mentioned was raised we he skipped a fox news debate a few months ago. since then, he has been dogged by questions about where the money went. he is planning a full accounting of the money. trump is raising questions about comments he made about john
mccain last year. this weekend, on cnn, former senator bob dole, a trump supporter and decorated world war ii veteran himself, said he would push trump to apologize for the comments. we asked corey lewandowski whether trump planned to apologize. his response was not that i'm aware of. alison and christine. >> thank you. donald trump blasting any suggestion that a third party conservative presidential candidate may be imminent. bill kristol seemed to predict or promise in the tweet here. just a head's up over the holiday weekend. an independent candidate. impressive with a strong team and real chance. well, trump lashed back saying if dummy bill kristol gets a spoiler to run, say good-bye to the supreme court. and also this, the republican party has to be smart and strong if it wants to win in november. can't allow lightweights to set
up a spoiler indy candidate. help us to break down all of the holiday weekend crossfire. analyst ellis henican. >> good morning, guys. >> we saw the twitter verse going crazy. trump immediately coming out and having a field day on twitter about this. he is getting worried. >> what do you expect? this is an actual real threat. as you know, many conservatives have been reluctant to support trump saying how conservative is he real? if there was a serious conservative, it could pull votes away from trump. >> corey lewandowski also talked about this. let's hear what he had to say. >> third party run by any candidate is a disaster. you are handing over the white
house to the democrats. that means four or five potential supreme court justices that hillary clinton has a chance to appoint. if she does that, you can say good-bye to the second amendment and say good-bye to your rights. >> clinton's favorables are high. trump's favorables are high. >> that will peel votes away from trump. no doubt about it. the others are dicey. the libertarian. that can pull hillary votes. trump votes. marijuana is a big issue for gary johnson. that might be a hillary problem. it is hard to calculate. >> we are talking about the short list for the vp. i don't think marco rubio is on it. >> he is not on it. >> he sat down with jake tapper. he softened his stance on trump.
addressed that issue about the hands. listen. >> in one way you are responsible for an unprecedented moment in politics when trump went on stage and assured the american people there was no problem with the size of his hands. to be fair to him, you raised that issue. >> i did. i actually told donald at one of the debates. i apologized to him. i said i shouldn't have done it. i didn't say it in front of the cameras. i'm not a candidate now. i can say that to you. not because of him. because of me. i didn't like what it reflected on me. it embarrassed my family. it is not who i am. >> he said it is not right for him to be the choice for vp. is he paving a way by softening his stance on trump? >> he is hinting he may want to run for something. he offered to speak at the
convention. terrific interview by jake. it showed what a complicated position he's in. he wants to support the party nominee. he clearly hates trump. i don't have much doubt about that. he kind of feels he has to hold his nose and be a good soldier. difficult. >> i have to say. night and day with rubio in the interview and thinking about him on the campaign trail. he was great in the interview. confident and sure of himself. i just can't fathom what was going on on the campaign trail. >> i think it was the year more than the guy. it wasn't a year for someone like that. a crazy year. donald was there at the right time with the right kind of attitude than ideology. >> bernie sanders. it is the right year for sanders. coming out of nowhere. an independent senator from vermont. listen to what he said about what hillary clinton has to do. how she has to do the work to
woo his supporters. >> at the end of the day, whether it is secretary clinton or bernie sanders or donald trump or anybody else. the way you gain support is through the candidate himself or herself. so my job is to make sure that trump does not become president. i will do that. if secretary clinton is the nominee, it is her job to reach out to millions of people and make the case as to why she will defend working families and middle class. provide health care to all people. take on wall street. deal aggressively with climate change. that is the candidate's job to do. >> he's putting the onus on unifying the party on her. not on him. >> she has to fight her own battles. >> you do it. it is both of their jobs. yes, primarily the candidate's job. boy, bernie could be helpful or hurtful depending on what he says to his supporters. loyal people. if he is out there saying you have to get behind hillary.
it matters. say the same things at corey lewandowski. all that is at stake. >> and if hillary clinton is the nominee, giving bernie a little seat on her team. >> interethere will be a lot ofe love. not a bernie presidential candidate. >> thank you for getting up early. did officials at the cincinnati zoo really have to gun down a gorilla after a boy climbed into his enclosure? many are calling foul. we will have the zoo's side of the story next. as aon my so i asked a dermatologist about new aczone dapsone gel 7.5%. i apply it once a day, any time. aczone gel 7.5% is fda approved for the topical treatment of acne for people 12 years and older. aczone gel is a once-a-day acne treatment with clinically proven results. in clinical trials, acne got better for people
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gorilla at the cincinnati zoo. the 17-year-old lowland gorilla seemed to protect the boy who fell in the gorilla habitat. the situation took a terrifying turn. we get more from jessica schneider. >> reporter: officials are wondering how this could have happened. officials say a 4-year-old boy went under a rail and through a protective wiring and over the wall and dropping 15 feet below to the moat. officials say the situation was urge urgent. they took the gorilla's life killing him saving the boy. they had no option. they said any use of tra tranquilizers would take too long. the dangerous animal response team took action and killed the gorilla. the zoo director thane maynard
released a statement saying we are heart broken about losing harambe, but a child's life was in danger and a quick decision had to be made by the dangerous animal response team. harambe was 17 years old and 450 pounds. the response team moved in after they tried other options. they tried getting the gorillas out of the exhibit. only the female gorillas responded and they had to take action against harambe. the boy was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. he is home from the hospital now. here at the zoo, a mix of emotions. people are sad, angry and confused how this could happen. in fact, a growing memorial inside the zoo itself with flowers around a statue of the gorilla outside the exhibit. we saw people here today with justice for harambe. they had signs. zoo officials saying killing the gorilla was the only option.
christine and alison. >> what a crazy story. >> i'm glad the boy is out of the hospital. let's see what is coming up on "new day." alisyn camerota is joining us. >> great to see you. of course, it is memorial day. today, we honor the men and women who fought for us and made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country. we are following the terrible holiday weather that is spoiling more than a few holiday parades. remnacommen remnants of tropical storm bonnie on the east coast and storms in texas killing at least six people. where is the severe weather headed next and how will it impact travelers who are trying to return home today? we are following the political developments, including the libertarian party choosing its ticket. the vice president nominee, william weld will join us live. see you in ten minutes. >> i am looking forward to it. 49 minutes past the hour. the spike in the number of
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welcome back. breaking overnight. iraqi military launching operation to storm the isis stronghold of fallujah. a military spokesperson said iraqi forces with the help of the shi'ite militia have retainvillretain villages from isis. most of the women and children now fleeing as iraqi forces make major gains. security forces evacuating about 760 people. the u.n. refugee agency says tens of thousands are still caught in the middle of bombings. a deadly week for migrants trying to cross the mediterranean to reach europe. a series of shipwrecks leaving dozens dead with hundreds more missing and feared dead.
most of the victims on three ill-fated boats trying to flee somalia and sudan. we have cnn's ben wedeman tracking the latest live from rome. ben, the weather, seas have been rough, but also the countries, greece, for example, it is harder to reach. what is going on here? >> reporter: actually, the reason why we have seen the sudden outpouring of people coming out of libya toward italy, 14,000 in less than a week is because the seas are actually quite calm. that's really the important factor when you are looking at the numbers coming. there are hundreds of thousand of people from africa waiting in libya to make this crossing. so as soon as the seas are calm enough to put the barely sea worthy vessels out, what the human traffickers do is they bus people from warehouses and other
places where they have been waiting to cross and many of them when they see the vessels they are about to board, are terrified and don't want to get on. the human traffickers force them at gunpoint on to the ships. these ships are really only capable of taking them out of the territorial waters of libya. as soon as they get out in the open seas, they send out distress signals to the italian navy and italian coast guard to any ships in the area to come to their rescue. because the boats are so unsatisfactounsea worthy, they are crammed with more than 650 people on board on a boat that should take a few dozen. so it sank. hundreds are missing. of course, we don't really know how many people in total are missing because the human
traffickers don't put together a passenger manifest. they shove people on the boats and shove the boat out to sea. that is the end of the matter as far as they're concerned. >> ben, are you telling me the business model of the human traffickers is to shove people on the rickety boat and get to the middle of the mediterranean and expect the italians to help? >> reporter: there is no intention. no one would think the rickety, leaking vessels would ever make it to the shores of italy. basically far enough to get away from libya. so that somebody will pick them up. it's not even crossing in these boats. they are just sent out far enough so they are out of their hands. >> dozens of people. we can't count how many people have died the last few days.
ben wedeman, thank you. the world health organization dismissing callis s for the olympic games to be canceled or moved due to the zika virus. the zika virus is present in 60 countries. this is against the coalition of doctors fearing the games in brazil may lead to new outbreaks like africa and asia. alexander rossi a 66 to 1 odds is a winner of the 100th winner of the indianapolis 500. rossi decided to pass up a late pit stop and running out of fuel as he crossed the finish line. his engine was sputtering in the final lap. he made it. good for him. all right. 58 minutes past the hour. threat of the dangerous weather for you this holiday monday.
now the ripple effect from the glitch at the airport is causing travel headaches. "new day" picks up the story. the water level comes up almost to our knees. >> undercurrent is pretty strong. >> lightning striking everywhere. it's really violent and i don't feel safe. >> the day's been crazy. water rescues, people in their vehicles. hillary thinks the v.a. is doing good. >> goes around talking about, he wants to have a great american military. well, we have the best in the world. >> we're going to rebuild our military. we're going to make it bigger and bigger and better and stronger. >> we're going to fight until the last vote is cast. oh, my god! >> a child has crawled into the gorilla exchange. >> it seems very unfortunate a lethal shot was fired.
good morning, welcome to a special memorial day edition of "new day." it's monday, may 30th. 6:00 in the east. please, take a moment to remember all those who gave their lives for ours. and we begin with tropical storm bonnie, soaking the carolinas. creeping up the east coast. gusting winds and dangerous rip currents. we've already seen water rescues and levels so high some roads including stretches of internate -- interstate 95 had to be closed. and flooding in texas and parts of kansas that have killed at least six people. the weather another complication for holiday travelers already worried about long lines at airports after a computer crash at one of the country's busiest airports. we have all of the angles covered for us. first up, cnn's meteorologist jennifer gr