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that should be on every he pun at this times pundits t-shirt. we talked for 3,000 hours, trying to figure out what happened. and he get it is in three words. data don't vote. i love it. >> thank you very much. >> that does it for our program. "early start" begins now. breaking overnight. an extraordinary move after an extraordinary day. the director of national int intelligence calls the president-elect. what he told donald trump on the phone hours after donald trump attacked the intelligence community over alleged leaks to the media. also overnight, late into the night, republicans taking the first votes to roll back the affordable care act. late night votes as democrats chan plead for a change of heart. the nominee for the secretary of state.
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a rocky day before the senate. which republican senator could hold the key to his confirmation? good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> nice to see you. a lot of news. it is thursday, january 12th. 4:00 a.m. in the east. i'm christine romans. donald trump and the director of national intelligence have a talk following the major public blowup of russian hacking intel. it started with a cnn report that the intelligence community gave mr. trump a two-page summary of a dossier that claims russia has compromising information on him. buzzfeed followed up with that. details cnn chose not to report because they could not be confirmed. it did not stop mr. trump from attacking the network at the news conference wednesday.
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he seemed to blur cnn reporting which skipped the unconfirmed details with buzzfeed's story which included the information not confirmed. then mr. trump slammed the entire intelligence community. >> i think it was disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake. it is a disgrace. >> this seemed to prompt an extraordinary phone call from james clapper who released this statement overnight describing the conversation. he told the president-elect that quote the leaks appearing in the press are corrosive and damaging, but he also said, quote, i emphasize this document is not an intelligence community product and i do not believe the leaks came within the intelligence community. the information in the document is not reliable and we did not
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rely upon it for conclusions. however, part of our obligation is to ensure that policymakers are provided with the fullest pictures. look at last mine. it see line. it seems to confirm that the president-elect did receive the two-page summary about intelligence of the russia's alleged involvement. this is part of the circus of the news conference. the first from donald trump in six months. cnn's jim acosta was in the middle of it. >> reporter: donald trump lashed out at the media that the russian government may have compromising information on the president-elect. he blasted it as fake news. the president-elect appeared to accept the intelligence community's finding that russia unleashed a hacking intended to
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harm hillary clinton. >> i think it was russia. we also get hacked by other countries and other people. i can say that when we lost 22 million names and everything else that was hacked recently, they didn't make a big deal out of that. >> reporter: trump took on other topics and his business to be put in a trust to be run by his sons. he vowed once again to build a wall on the border and have mexico pay for it. john and christine. >> jim, thank you. last night, anderson cooper pressed kellyanne conway on the russian intelligence report. cooper, he tried to get conway to point outer errors in cnn's reporting. she kept switching focus to the
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sources and credibility of the information. once again, cnn did not report the underlying information. >> i'm trying to figure out from you what you have been saying about what is true and what is not and you cannot -- you cannot take issue with any specific that we have reported. i have yet to hear you say specifically that is not true. >> it's not true. >> those were the briefing documents. it's not true that it was in any of the briefing documents? you are saying that categorically? >> other than the briefing documents. they would not have access to it. >> we have multiple sources. this is something that "the new yorks times." >> this is a red herring. you are trying to distract. >> you can use all those words all you want. the fact is the media has a 16%
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approval rating for a reason. >> officials will hold a meeting with the senate to discuss the latest on the russian hacking during the 2016 season. how is this being received by the kremlin? let's bring in senior international correspondent clarissa ward from moscow. cla wri clarissa, this language is similar to that of what we hear from the trump transition. >> reporter: yes, john, we have seen president-elect donald trump quoting the spokesperson who has dismissed this report as fabrication and nonsense. this very much in line with the sort of consistent denials that we heard from the kremlin with regard to anything pertaining to hacking for months now.
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we heard from the russian foreign ministry. they said, quote if somebody wants to transfer the contacts with mr. trump as a businessman and spending time in russia in 2013 and russians, it is up to them. it seems that the obama administration is trying to destroy everything within the u.s. and within the american society. they went on to call it obama administration's revenge against donald trump. the russia kremlin and political apparatus here is key to poison the well if you will between president-elect donald trump and russia ahead of anticipated warming of relationship. it is also cast as a war between what they call the liberal media and donald trump.
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>> he said if vladimir putin likes me, that's a good things. clarissa ward in moscow. thank you. a moment ago, you heard our senior white house correspondent jim acosta talk about that moment yesterday when donald trump lashed out at cnn during the press conference. here is that heated exchange with acosta and donald trump over the intel report. >> you are attacking our news organization. >> not you. your organization is terrible. your organization is terrible. >> give us a chance to ask a question, sir. >> quiet. go ahead. she's agosking a question. >> don't be rude. i'm not going to give you a question. >> can you state cat g catagorically --
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>> gjim tells us he was threatened to be thrown from the trump tower if he asked another question. and the first step at repealing obamacare. a budget blue print that passed along party lines. 51-48. not before turning away amendments from democrats. >> thanks to immediate cmedicai children's health insurance program, two programs stronger by the affordable care act. 95% of children in america now have affordable health insurance that covers physicals and dental care in states. why do we want to move backwards instead of building on the 95%. >> imagine becoming pregnant and having your insurer drop your coverage because you are no longer economic or cost too much money? imagine being a cancer survivor and have your coverage dropped?
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imagine if you love your mothers and daughters and wives. do not unwind the affordable care act. >> this measure heads to the house which could consider the bill friday. a packed calendar on capitol hill this morning. at 10:00 a.m., senators will begin taking up the nominations of dr. ben carson for hud secretary and mike pompeo. also the defense secretary nominee james mattis and house democrats are furious. he needs a special waiver to be confirmed. he just informed lawmakers he is not able to answer questions for this afternoon. all this in the wake of the fiery hearing for rex tillerson. the former exxonmobil ceo tried to win over critics of his ties to vladimir putin. how did it go? let's go live to washington and bring in national security reporter ryan browne.
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hours and hours of questioning there on capitol hill for mr. tillerson. >> reporter: good morning, christine. nine hours of questioning. it got off to a rocky start. tillerson faced questions he expected about exxon's record lobbying against sanctions. from the democratic side of the aisle. he also broke away from his would-be boss donald trump on a few key issues. one is the trans pacific partnership. tillerson said he wasn't opposed to that. he seemed a little bit more willing to embrace the idea that climate change, a man made element to that. he came out for a man who received an order of friendship from pvladimir putin, he came ot with a tougher line from the start. >> i think the important conversation we have to have with them is does russia want to now and forever be an adversary of the united states? do you want this to get worse or
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does russia desire a different relationship? our value systems are starkly different. >> reporter: tillerson received tough questions from the republican side of the aisle. especially marco rubio. whether or not vladimir putin had been responsible for war crimes in the campaign against syrian and other issues with saudi arabia and the philippines. >> are you prepared to be the one republican vote no? >> i'm prepared to do what's right. i'm not analyzing it from a partisan standpoint. the president deserves last taught in t last tu latitude in the nominations. this becomes more scrutiny. >> reporter: given the narrow majority in the senate, this
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would be a big blow to the chances of tillerson becoming secretary of state. it is a real critical vote to watch. also, today, we will see as you mentioned dr. ben carson appearing on the hud nomination. we will see mike pompeo looking to be director of the cia. he is well respected among the intelligence group. given the russian hacking campaign and leaks, we are bound to hear him being put on the spot to defend the comments donald trump made in recent days. for the defense secretary post, james mattis will appear in the committee to answer questions. >> another very busy day for all of us. thank you, ryan browne in washington. cory booker is the first sitting senator to testify against another sitting senator. senator booker delivered a plea to block jeff sessions as tone
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general. he said his record on civil rights should disqualify him. >> senator sessions has not d n demonstrated a commitment to the requisite of the job. to pursue the congressional mandate of civil rights, equal rights and justice for all of our scitizens. he has demonstrated hostility toward these convictions. and has worked to frustrate attempts to advance these ideals. >> senator booker was joined by congress member john lewis of georgia and the chair of the black caucus, congress member richmond. richmond says to have a senator, a house member and living civil rights member testify at the end of all this is equal to being made to go to the back of the bus. 14 minutes past the hour. donald trump laying outli a sers of moves. what does the head of the
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government ethics office think of that plan? we have that next.
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welcome back. the president-elect laying out a plan to remove control of his businesses. an umbrella company for his hundreds of businesses to his children. business holdings. he will put investments in a trust managed by his sons. he will not create a blind trust. the company will not make foreign deals while trump is president. u.s. projects must be approved by in-house ethics advisor. finally, he will receive reports on the overall financial performance of the trump organization. not individual holdings or businesses. trump will profit if the company does well. is this enough? the government ethics chief says no way. >> the plan the president has
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announced doesn't meet the standards that the best of his nominees are meeting and that every president in the past four deck aades has met. he will ask the men and women to risk their lives in conflicts around the world. no, i don't think the divesture is too high a price. >> on one side, they are saying it is not enough. on the other side, there has not been a president with this scope of assets. another plan in the discussion yesterday or non divesture. what about foreign governments who are trying to gain favor? the profits for that will be paid back to the u.s. treasury. >> profits, not revenue. donald trump said there would be no new deals while he was president. now it is amended. no new deals overseas, but in
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the u.s. as for the ethics advisor. it is a trump employee. trump will hire this advisor with the right to fire, presumably, the ethics advisor should that person disagree. volkswagen paying a heavy price for cheating on the emissions scandal involving some 600,000 cars in the united states. the german automaker will pay $4.3 billion in criminal and civil penalties. the charleston church shooter dylann roof was sentenced to death. the families of the nine killed addressed him in court. afterwards, one victim's family talked about the need to confront him. >> it was important that i address not just dylann roof, but address the spirit that dwelled within him. i wanted to speak to the inner person. not the outer shell.
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i did an grichieve getting him look up. >> he faces a second state trial where he faces the death penalty. no trial date has been set for that. we have crazy footage of the space needle in seattle on new year's eve. a drone taking beauty shots and it crashes into the roofment near where the crews preparing for the fireworks display. the video was retrieved from the memory card by space needle staff. seattle police are said to be investigating. >> you have to register those with the faa. i hope they are registered. the chargers plan to announce they are moving to l.a. for the 2017 season. according to multiple publications, espn and "the los angeles times." the second nfl team to move to los angeles. the franchise actually started
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as the los angeles chargers. playing the inauguration season in 1960 before moving to san diego a year later. you were just a wee young lad. >> thank you. los angeles did not have any football team a couple years ago. now it has two. the nfl clearly trying to figure things out about where teams should play. 22 minutes after the hour. rex tillerson's confirmation hearings. it was contentious to be sure. a lot of things to say about russia, but also harsh words for china. so how is it being received over there?
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tillerson te's critics claie was fuzzy on the issues with russia and vladimir putin. the same cannot be said for the tough talk on china. a lot of people think he will take a hard line against beijing for trade issues and what china has been doing in the south china sea. listen to what rex tillerson said about that. >> the island building in the south china sea itself in many respects in my view, building islands and putting military assets on the islands is akin of russia taking crimea. >> i want to go live to beijing and bring in cnn's matt rivers. what is the reaction from the conversation from tillerson? >> reporter: we're hearing from chinese officials. they are not taking the bait on this. they are sticking to the usual
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line. issues with south china sea should be resolved with the bilater bilateral agreement. china views this as a regional issue. the u.s. should not take a part in this stuff and should not get involved. what is interesting about all this is there is a big open question here because of what mr. tillerson said. he actually went a step farther than what we heard the president-elect say. the president-elect talked about the south china sea saying the island building is not good. mr. tillerson thinks the united states should not allow china to access the artificial islands it has built in the south china sea. that raises a question. how would the united states prevent china from accessing islands it already built and started to militarize.
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big question in beijing. >> thank you, matt rivers. 28 minutes past the hour. a very unusual moment. director of national intelligence reaching out to calm the president-elect's concerns about leaks to the media to explain. more on james clapper's talk with donald trump next. le f icar that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay and could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you.
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breaking overnight. remarkable move from the national intelligence chief. what did he say in a phone call to the president-elect hours after trump ripped the intelligence community again. and republicans with an early morning vote sets everything if motin motion. and a long day for the secretary of state hearing. why one republican could have
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the fate in the rex tillerson nomination. i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. breaking overnight. what must have been one heck of a phone call with president-elect donald trump and james clapper. clapper placed the fouphone cal after the accusations hurled by the president-elect. officials gave mr. trump a two-page summary of an unverified dossier over claims of russia having compromising things about mr. trump. the president-elect without denying he received the two-page report lashed out. >> i think it was disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be false and fake out. i think it is a disgrace.
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i say that and say that. that is something that nazi, germany would have done and did do. it is a disgrace. >> all right. late last night, national intelligence director james clappclap er had a phone conversation with donald trump. he said the leaks in the press are corrosive and damaging. he said he took issue with the accusation that the intelligence community leaked details on buzzfeed. details cnn did not report. quote, i emphasize this document is not a u.s. intelligence community product. i do not believe the leaks came from within the i.c. the i.c. has not made any judgment that this information in the document is reliable and we did not rely upon it in any way for our conclusions. however, part of our obligation is to ensure the policymakers are provided with the fullest possible picture of any matters that might affect national
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security. that last mine i line implies t cnn's reporting is accurate and trump received the two-page report on the compromising information and the volcano that erupted at the donald trump press conference. jim ans to c s tacosta has more. >> reporter: trump lashed out over reports that the russian government has compromising issues over the president-elect. the president-elect appeared to accept the u.s. intelligence community's finding that russia unleashed a hacking operation intended to harm hillary clinton. >> as far as hacking, i think it was russia, but i think we also get hacked by other countries and other people. i can say that when we lost 22 million names and everything
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else that was hacked recently, they didn't make a big deal out of that. >> reporter: trump took on other topics and said he would put his business holdings in a trust run by his sons. there would be an obamacare replacement bill. he vowed once again to build a wall on the border and mexico pay for it. john and christine. overnight, anderson cooper pressed kellyanne conway on the russian intelligence report. she would not address the issue if the president-elect received the information from officials. >> anderson, your sources are not correct. the fact is -- >> you are saying in that intelligence briefing, there was not information in any of the documents of that two-page summary? >> so two things on that. number one, we don't discuss the classified information that is
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presented in intelligence briefings. >> you said it was true. >> anderson, if you want me to talk, i know cnn is feeling the heat today. >> i think you are feeling the heat. >> what heat do we feel? you have the raw information and this complete ridiculous fake news. >> it has been backed up by multiple sources, but other news agencies. >> top officials hold a closed-door meeting with the senate to discuss the hacking of the 2016 election. how is this felt by the kremlin? let's bring in cnn's clarissa ward. i know there has been talking and tweeting. clarissa. >> reporter: that is right, christine. tweeting and talking and chittering as well. russian people are enjoying the spectacle of the donald trump press conference.
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the kremlin is presenting the reports as deeply politicized and attempt to discredit trump ahead of the anticipation warming of relations. we heard from the foreign ministry which essentially charged the report was somehow the fault of the obama administration. they said quote it seems that obama's administration is trying to destroy everything within the u.s. and within american society. all of this story is the obama administration's revenge against trump. we also been hearing some rather colorful tweets from russia's top lawmakers. they essentially are looking at this as the liberal media, as they call it, attempting to take on trump ahead of him assuming office in just over a week. we heard from one particularly colorful member of the douma
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here. one member here who wrote, leadersh liberal media in the united states have conducted a war against donald trump and they are surprised the relationship with him is bad. what you sow, you shall reap. the main issue in january is with a the cou what the coalition of trump's enemies would undermine the legitimacy. >> stay tuned. clarissa ward in moscow. thank you. you heard jimlashed out at during the press conference. >> you are attacking our news organization. >> not you. not you. your organization's terrible. your organization's terrible. >> give us a chance to ask a question, sir. sir, mr. president-elect -- >> she's asking a question.
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don't be rude. >> can you give us a question? i'm not going to give you a question. >> can you state cat go catigorically -- >> by the way, abc news finished the question that jim was trying to ask. did anyone from the trump campaign have contact with russian officials during the campaign. not a real direct answer. jim acosta tells us that the spokesperson sean spicer threatened to expel him from trump tower if he tried to ask another question at the news conference. the senate passing what republicans are calling the obamacare repeal resolution. pushing a day one issue of the incoming trump administration. this went on a few hours ago. the budget blueprint for dismantling the signature legislation passed along party lines. 51-48. republicans using the same reconciliation approach to repeal the law as democrats used to pass it years back.
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republicans turned down the democrats' amendments. even ones they say they want. despite passionate pleas from across the aisle. >> thanks to medicaid and the children's health insurance program, two programs made stronger by the affordable care act, 95% of children in america now have affordable comprehensive health insurance that covers annual physicals and dental care. why do we want to move backwards instead of building on that 95%? >> imagine becoming pregnant and have your insurer drop your coverage because you are not economic or you cost too much money? imagine being a cancer survivor and have coverage dropped? if you love women and your mothers and daughters and wives. please do not unwind the affordable care act. >> the republican argument for
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dismissing those concerns is the amendments are not relevant to the budget resolution. the measure now heads to the house which could consider the bill as early as friday. a packed calendar on capitol hill today. senators will take up nominations of dr. ben carson to be hud secretary. mike pompeo for secretary. and general james mattis. the retired general needs a special waiver to be confirmed. he just told house lawmakers he cannot answer questions at a house hearing scheduled for this afternoon. all of this happens in the wake of the fiery hearing of rex tillerson. the pick for secretary of state. the former exxonmobil ceo tried to win over critics and especially republicans. skeptical over his relationship and opinions of vladimir putin. i want to go live to washington and bring in national security reporter ryan browne. trump insiders were telling me that rex tillerson was going to
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charm capitol hill. in one important case, a republican senator marco rubio, not sure that was the case. >> reporter: it was a rocky day for tillerson. he came in expecting tough lines of questioning from the democrats. he got questions about the role at exxonmobil and avoids sanctions with iran. he was also away from donald trump on issues, including the trans-pacific partnership. the agreement that donald trump railed against on the campaign trail. he did not oppose it. he was more open to the idea of climate change. he started off with a tougher line with russia than we heard from donald trump. >> i think the important conversation we have to have with them is does russia want to now and forever be an adversary he of the united states? do you want this to get worse or does russia desire a different
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relationship? we are not likely to ever be friends. our value systems are starkly different. >> reporter: john, as you mentioned, he ran into trouble with senator rubio, a republican, who questioned tillerson whether he thought vladimir putin committed war crimes in syria. he questioned him about saudi arabia and china and the philippines. he did not appear happy with that answer. listen. >> are you prepared to be the one republican to vote no? >> i'm prepared to do what's right. i'm not analyzing it from the partisan standpoint. the president deserves wide l latitude in the nominations. some positions as it gets higher and higher, the discretion is more limited and scrutiny should be higher. >> reporter: given the narrow republican majority, the defects would be a blow to the chances to become secretary of state. ben carson will be questioned
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for hud secretary and mike pompeo and then james mattis to see if he can become the next secretary of defense. >> and the waiver. mattis needs to get a waiver to serve as defense secretary. you spent a lot of time overseas, ryan. explain why this is an important issue? >> reporter: it goes back to the founding of the republic. george washington took off his uniform to become the first president of the united states. it was in creation of the role of the secretary of defense in 1947. there is a prohibition of receive especialseven years that the secretary has to be out of uniform. there are thousands of civil employees. you want to make sure the general is not too beholden to one group. it is a long running tradition. that being said, general mattis is cowrote a book. we can expect a waiver. i think in this particular issue
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will raise debate. >> an important issue to discuss. that is what they are doing. very unlikely it will get in the way. ryan browne, thank you. the president-elect is putting his supreme court pick on fast track. trump plans to announce the supreme court to replace antonin scalia within the first two weeks of taking office. trump told reporters at conference on wednesday, his team has met with numerous candidates. he is working off a list of 20 nominees he released during the campaign. the president-elect said he would be the greatest jobs producer god has ever created. he keeps ta s touting one stat the job market that is flat out wrong. we will tell you what it is and show you facts next.
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all right. donald trump firing another warning to companies that plan to move jobs to mexico. >> what really is happening is the word is now out that when you want to move your plant to mexico or some other place and you want to fire all of your workers from michigan and ohio and all these places that i won for good reason, it will not happen that way. you will pay a very large border
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tax. >> we heard him talk about the border tax. make no mistake. donald trump is changing the tone for u.s. missebusinesses. he hurts his argument when he says things like this. >> 96 million really wanting a job and they can't get. you know that story. the real number. that's the real number. that's the way it is. >> so donald trump is right when he talks about the manufacturing workers jobs. when he says there are 96 million americans wanting a job, that's just not true. there are not 96 million americans who want a job. the people advising him and giving him that context with the labor market, i think it really undermines what he is trying to do. here are the facts. there are 93.8 million people who are not in the labor market. for whatever reason. the vast majority of them, my
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grandmother, don't want a job. 44 million are retired. 15 million are disabled. 13 million are staying home taking care of family members. another 13.2 million are in college or job training. retired, out of the labor market because they are taking care of a family member or in school. that leaves 8 million people on the sidelines of a job market. not 96 million. add to that the 7.5 million unemployed. you have 16 million americans who want a job and can't get a job. that is just 1/6 of the 96 million trump claims. there are issues with too many part-time jobs. real issues with wages not where they were a decade ago or two decades ago. real issues with the millions of jobs open right now, but the companies say they can't find
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workers. those are the policy things that are important to attack. throwing out 96 million people out begging for a job. the numbers not true. >> a false number. check out this aerial footage of the space needle on new year's eve. this is a drone taking beauty shots. it is beautiful until it crashes on the roof of the monument and where crews were preparing for the fireworks display. it gave the workers a scare. the video retrieved from the space needle staff from the memory card. police are said to be investigating. have you seen the drones with the first person view and you can fly them? >> i'm always afraid they will fall on my head. >> i'm afraid you will lose them. somewhere this morning, dan fauts is crying. san diego announcing they are moving to los angeles for the 2017 season. this is according to multiple
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sources. the chargers would be the second nfl team in less than a year to relocate to los angeles. following the rams from st. louis. two years ago, los angeles had no football teams. as of this year, next year, they will have two. the chargers did begin in los angeles in the afl in 1960 before moving to san diego a year later. what i don't understand is if los angeles couldn't support a single football team a year ago, how can it support two now? >> i lose sleep. >> these are big questions. rex tillerson's confirmation testimony. he had a lot to say about a lot of important issues. big words about russia that are causing controversy, but also what china and what china is doing in disputed territory. we are live next. free b maxithr, i can enjoy life's big moments and life's little ones.
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critics of rex tillerson, the nominee for secretary of state, claim he was too fuzzy on issues surrounding russian vladimir putin on hearings on capitol hill. the same could not be the same for the tough talk on china. a lot of people think the trump administration thinks he will take a hard line on the south china sea. tillerson's testimony seems to back that up. >> the island building in the south china sea itself in many respects, in my view, building islands and putting military assets on the islands is akin to russia taking crimea. taking of territory that others lay claim to. >> let's get to beijing and matt rivers. we are getting reaction from the statements. >> reporter: the ministry of foreign affairs officials are not rising to the bait here. sticking to the line that any issues in the south china sea
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should be re106solved in a bilateral way with the claims in the south china sea. it is a line we heard before from chinese officials. the question that mr. tillerson's testimony brings up. he has gone a step farther than the president-elect has by talking about wanting the united states to prevent china from accessing the artificial islands they built in the past several years. how he would do that is a question left unanswered. many wonder if the united states navy would go so far as to blockade the islands to prevent the chinese from getting to the isla islands. it leaves many wondering could we face an early crisis in a rocky start to the relationship with china and the united states under the incoming is administration. >> that relationship is beginning immediately after the election. matt rivers, thank you. it is that time of hour when we get a check of cnn money
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stream. investors with questions is putting the trump rally at risk. stocks in asia closing lower. forget trump rally. drug stocks, a trump slump. stocks tanked around 11:20. that is when trump said the industry has been disastrous. he vowed to cut drug prices and stop drug companies from moving overseas. one of the health insurers is dropping epi-pen. cigna is saying it is too expensive. the price is up 400% since 2009. it will cover the generic version. about $300 for a two-pack. six volkswagen executives indicted. the u.s. justice department had
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oversight on the conspiracy to defraud the u.s. customers and violating the federal clean air act. volkswagen finalized the deal yesterday. it will pay $4.3 billion in fines and take the very unusual step of pleading guilty to criminal charges. just the extent of the fraud. >> that is what happens when you cheat. "early start" continues right now. >> breaking overnight. extraordinary move from the director of national intelligence. what he told president-elect trump over the phone after the president-elect lambasted the media. and the first votes to roll back obamacare. it happened overnight. a thin

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