tv Early Start with Christine Romans and Dave Briggs CNN February 27, 2017 1:00am-2:01am PST
"la la land." >> standing on your shoulders. we lost, by the way. >> i'm sorry. no. there's a mistake. "moonlight" you guys won. >> the award for best drama goes to the oscars. ending for the ages that saw one film for best picture only to say it taken away. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i have seen it nine times.
i'm dave briggs. steve harvey, you are off the hook. it is monday, february 27th. 4:00 a.m. in the east. hollywood's biggest night ended with a bang. bizarre blunder marred the end of the academy awards. started when stars warren beatty and fay dunaway took the stage for best picture. >> "la la land." >> just one problem. "la la land" did not win best picture. the moment bringing flashbacks of steve harvey. after two minutes of on stage speeches. the correct announcement. >> we lost, by the way. >> sorry. there's a mistake.
"moonlight." you guys won best picture. this is not a joke. >> this is not a joke. i'm afraid they won the wrong thing. >> this is not a joke. "moonlight" has won best picture. "moonlight." best picture. >> i think you guys should keep it anyway. >> warren, i'm sorry. guys, this is unfortunate what happened. personally, i blame steve harvey for this. i would like to see you get an oscar anyway. why can't we give out a bunch of them. >> i'm proud to hand this to my friends with "moonlight." >> hello.
hello. i want -- >> warren, what did you do! >> i want to tell you what happened. i opened the envelope and it said emma stone. "la la land." that's why i took such a long look at faye and you. i wasn't trying to be funny. >> you were funny. >> thank you very much. >> wow. >> this is "moonlight." best picture. >> all right. everyone was graceful and gracious afterwards. a gaffe for the ages. let's bring in brian stelter. you have been up all night. we watched this happen a dozen times. what happened? >> this is the new -- you have to stud think and figure out what happened. what you here is warren beatty
confused. he has fay dunaway read it instead. they were reading the card best actress for "la la land." fay dlrks e read t f f f faye read the card. actually confusion of what was on the card. a few minutes ago, pricewaterhousecoopers came out with a statement. they are taking all the blame. saying we apologize to "moonlight" and "la la land" warren beatty and fay dunaway. and when discovered, it was immediately corrected. we are investigating how this could have happened and deeply regret this occurred. as you mentioned, christine, the grace shown on stage.
pricewaterhou pricewaterhou pricewaterhou pricewaterhousecoopers addressing that. he said i am proud to hand this over to "moonlight." under the pressure. >> to give best picture and give it to somebody else. >> after starting to give speeches. >> let's hear that graceful reaction to the gaffe from the central characters involved. >> i'm a little bit in a daze, but it happened. i'm glad i got to stand up there and invite my friends "moonlight" up there. i'm saying it is an incredible community of people. i'm incredibly close with the people on that cast and crew. it was, you know, things happen. >> when they said this is wrong.
"moonlight" won what did you think? >> it seems as if it was a joke. it's jimmy kimmel. that's the most disrespectful joke you could play on somebody. or they were just when "moonlight" is the real winner. paying homage. it was real. that was just the most unique moment. >> remarkable to me. everyone cool and graceful. a night where the headline was not politics or political tone. >> the headline i started to right was "la la land-slide" won a number of awards for song and best director. then best picture. everyone erase that headline. "moonlight" sharing in the prizes of the night. all of the jabs at president trump. all of those overshadowed by this.
>> playing the political moments. most from jimmy kimmel at the open. >> this broadcast is watched by millions of americans and around the world in more than 225 countries that now hate us. we are welcoming to outsiders in hollywood. we don't discriminate based on what country you come from. we discriminate based on their age and weight. i want to say thank you to president trump. remember last year when it seemed like the oscars were racist? >> was that the meryl streep moment? >> nothing like the golden globes with the winners making a political statement. the man not on stage, the director from the film for best foreign language film. he boycotted the oscars because of the trump travel ban. instead, a statement from him.
that ban is inhumane and calling for empathy for the world. there were political moments. that kimmel joke was significant. a lack of diversity of the oscars. not this year. "moonlight" an african-american film with african-american leads and at the beginning of the night. a lot of diversity on the stage. the first muslim actor to ever win an oscar. in 2017, that is still a record. a lot of diversity on stage. gender, race and variety of ways. big change from last year. >> best actor is casey affleck? >> yes. >> amazon's first oscars ever. >> thank you. brian, talk to you in a few moments. the outline of the president's first budget is coming together. what programs are safe and which agencies could see big cuts. that's ahead. i'm only in my 60's.
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this morning, the build up to president trump's first address to the joint session of congress tomorrow in primetime. the president has a busy day ahead of the speech with the focus on health care, including meetings with the governors and health insureres and paul ryan. he promised a quote very special replacement. >> as most of you know, obamacare has had tremendous problems. i won't say in front of the democrats. i'll say it to the republicans. it doesn't work. we will have it fixed. we are going to repeal and replace. i think you will see something very special. >> the white house also said to release outlines of the first budget proposal. the trump budget will safeguard social security and medicare. other federal agencies including
the epa won't be spared. >> more on the president's plan today. if it resembles what gop lawmakers are proposing, millions will lose coverage. a draft of the bill shows three reasons why. first, subsidy based on income is replaced by tax credits which may drive costs too high for older americans or lower incomes. second, the gop plan eliminates enhanced funding for medicaid. this was expanded under president obama. finally, the plan keeps protections on pre-existing conditions, but let's insurers charge more for people who let coverage lapse. that could price out some enrollees. the republicans think this is important to keep younger people enroll enrolled. something obamacare struggled to
do. >> that's everything. keeping younger healthier people from buying. >> the stakes are huge for president trump. aides to sean spicer on notice. the press secretary asked to hand over their work and personal cell phones so he can make sure they were not communicating with reporters. this comes after a series of leaks that proved embarrassing to the white house. spicer told his aides like the use of encryption apps were in violation of the white house. and president trump is back recruiting for a new secretary of the navy after his pick backed out on sunday. withdrew his nomination citing complications on his business interests. in a statement, he says he concluded he would not be able
to satisfy government ethics rules without disrupting his family's private financial interests. bilden is the second to withdraw after the army secretary job. and the father of the first service member killed under the trump administration is slamming the president for green-lighting that mission that killed his son. navy s.e.a.l. william ryan ow r evens was killed last month. and his father said why did there have to be a stupid mission when it was barely a week into the administration. everything was missiles and drones because there was not a target worth one american life. all of a sudden, we had to make this grand display? owens said he declined to meet president trump when he showed up at dover air force base.
the white house correspondents dinner going on as scheduled. the first time in decades, the president of the united states will not be there. he tweeted i will not attend the correspondents' dinner this year. wish everyone well and have a great evening. the last president to skip was ronald reagan was he was recovering from the assassination attempt. this comes as the war with the media and cnn and other media outlets blocked from the white house briefing on friday. see if that is yet over. another press briefing today. they will certainly address that. will just and north korea set to hold back channel talks until the vx gas used to kill the north korean leader's brother.
good morning. welcome back. planned back channel talks with the u.s. and fknorth korea are f for now. withdrawing visa approvals for pyongyang top officials. this came hours after the malaysian government announced a toxic agent used to kill kim jong-nam. the half brother of kim jong-un. we have alexandra field in kuala lumpur following the twists of the story. we understand south korea made an announcement about this
issue. bring us up to speed. >> reporter: sure. officials in south korea are pointing fingers at kim jong-un calling it an act of terror saying he ordered it. they are saying the attacks on kim jong-nam was done by the help of the a support group. the women who deployed the chemical weapon in the airport terminal was brought on by the ministry and foreign ministry. the women on the cctv video in the airport minutes before the kim jong-nam dies by the vx agent have told diplomats from the home countries of vietnam and indonesia were playing a prank. the women were trained to handle what is classified as a weapon of mass destruction. how did they get it into the busy airport terminal? experts tell us you need a
couple of drops or a swab of that potent liquid to kill a person in a few minutes. the health ministry in malaysia is saying kim jong-nam died a painful death and died within 50 to 20 minutes. that question of how the women got it in the airport is raising alarm. it was this weekend that investigators were in protective suits and went to the terminal conducting a sweep. there were no hazardous substances in the airport. that is a relief considering the airport was open and operating two weeks since this happened. >> alex, how did the women not poison themselves? >> reporter: big question. north korea denied allegations if they were involved. they asked the same question. if these women poisoned him, why were they not killed? they are examining the
possibility the women were given an antidote. the women were trained to protect themselves. they could have had a barrier in place and they appear to walk away with their hands up. instructed not to touch themselves. >> keep us posted. thank you. another disturbing act of vandalism at a jewish cemetery in philadelphia. between 75 to 100 headstones overturned saturday night. investigators have not established a motive. it comes less than a week after a similar cemetery in st. louis where vandals damaged hundreds of headstones. at least 69 bomb threats to 54 jewish centers and canada. great night at the oscars for "la la land" until the end. the flub. the wrong movie named best picture.
if you went to bed thinking "la la land" won best picture. think again. we have the epic envelope slip that ended the oscars. welcome back to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> nice to see you. i'm christine romans. 30 minutes past the hour. hollywood's biggest night and ended with a bang. not the one anyone expected. bizarre blunder marred the end of the academy awards. this starred when warren beatty and fay dunaway took the stage to announce for best picture. >> "la la land." >> just one problem. "la la land" did not win. the moment bringing squirm
hyph -inducing flash backs. after two minutes, an on stage celebration for "la la land" the mistake was announced. >> we lost, by the way. >> guys. i'm sorry. no. there's a mistake. "moonlight." you guys won best picture. this is not a joke. >> this is not a joke. i'm afraid they read the wrong thing. >> this is not a joke. "moonlight" has won best picture. "moonlight." best picture. >> i think you guys should keep it anyway. oh, warren, i'm sorry. guys, this is very unfortunate
what happened. personally, i blame steve harvey for this. i would like to see you get an oscar anyway. why can't we give out. >> i'm proud to hand this to my friends from "moonlight." >> that's nice of you. warren. >> hello. hello. i want -- >> warren, what did you do? >> i want to tell you what happened. i opened the envelope and it said emma stone, "la la land." that's why i took such a long look at tafaye and you. i wasn't trying to be funny. >> you were funny. >> thank you very much. >> wow. >> this is "moonlight." best effe best picture.
>> yes. the envelope slip for the ages. let's bring in senior media correspondent brian stelter. >> you get an oscar, you get an oscar. >> this was the tale of two envelopes. pricewaterhousecooper has two sets of envelopes back stage. one was used to give emma stone her prize for best actress. the other one saying emma stone's went out on stage with warren and faye. we can see the statement. they have been doing this for 83 years. tonight, they apologize to everybody involved for the error. they said there were envelopes and a slip up. they say they will investigate this. this is a huge embarrassment for the company after 83 years of being in charge of protecting the winners.
>> you can see warren beatty looking to see what is going on or another envelope or piece of paper trying to figure out what is going on. >> it said emma stone and it said "la la land." >> two and a half minutes of speeches. >> and more dramatic and walked back stage. it is easy the monday morning quarterbacking this. these actors were in a difficult spot. they went with what they were told. >> how do they let the speeches go on for the people who knew who was supposed to win? >> exactly. that is where the investigation where it sounds silly. it will be a big hollywood investigation to figure out what went wrong and how long. the accounting firm said this was immediately corrected. it didn't look immediate to the viewers. i was about to turn off my laptop and go to bed by the time
"la la land" was wrapping up. >> i thought everybody handled this with grace. producer for "la la land." we have his reaction after the show. listen to what he said. >> i'm a little bit in a daze, but you know, it's what happened. i'm glad i got to stand up there. i'm glad i got to invite my friends from "moonlight" up there. it has become an incredible community of people. i have become close with a lot of the people on the cast and crew. it was -- things happen. >> when they said this is wrong, "moonlight" actually won. what did you think? >> it seemed as if it was a joke. it's jimmy kimmel. that's the most disrespectful joke you could play on somebody. okay. or it was like when "moonlight"
is the real winner. paying homage. then it was real. that was just the most unique moment. >> i hope the flub doesn't take the moment from "moonlight." >> there were other awards for "la la land." this is the biggest award of the night for "moonlight." it's on amazon. itunes. rent the film. it is an incredible story of "moonlight." it represents the diversity of the oscars. this time last year, lack of diversity on stage. "moonlight." the story of the young man growing up in miami trying to beat the odds. watch him played by different actors over the years. it is an incredible story. if you haven't seen it, now we know the winners, time to catch up on the movies. >> hollywood has taken its shot,
but how they handled this is the finest moment. >> jimmy kimmel took the blame. you are right. there was grace. >> the night light on politics. >> compared to what people were expecting. for every winner to give a political speech. a lot of folks thanked families and moms and wives and stuck to mom instead of politics. there were important moments. we heard comments about not having walls. we heard from a number of actors about love and empathy. there were jabs at president trump even without referencing it. >> jimmy kimmel did. he got a few shots in. brian, see you in a little bit. president trump getting ready to tackle his first health care budget today. how it will end up in the first address to congress tomorrow night.
this morning, the build up begins leading to president trump's first address to the joint session of congress tomorrow in primetime. the president has a busy day ahead with a focus on health care. including meetings with the governors, insurers and house speaker paul ryan and mitch mcconnell. he set to release outlines of the first budget proposal. the budget will safeguard social security and medicare. they say other federal agencies won't be spared. white house correspondent athena jones has more. >> reporter: good morning, dave and christine. another busy week ahead anchored by the first speech to the joint session of congress tomorrow night. he kicks off today with a series of meetings at the white house with governors and also meet with health insurers.
a topic is obamacare. the president talked about obamacare in the brief remarks to governors at the gala here last night. take a listen to what he had to say. >> obamacare has had tremendous problems. i won't say in front of the democrat. we will repeal and replace. you will see something very special. >> reporter: you heard the president promising something special when it comes to repealing and replacing obamacare. the details of replacement plan are still being ironed out. also expected today, the president will layout his budget priorities. the president will call for a substantial increase in military spending in the budget and call for cuts to several federal agencies, including the environmental protection agency. back to you. >> athena, thank you. expect president trump to focus on military spending,
health care and tax reform in the address to congress. what about the most expensive parts of the budget? entitlements? steve mnuchin was asked about that on sunday. >> we are not touching those now. don't expect to see that as part of the budget. we are very focused on other aspects and that's what's very important to us. that's the president's priority. >> the budget director mick mulvaney is known for a budget hawk. here's the issue, the epa takes up 17% of the federal budget. squeezing costs there goes so far to cut spending overall. social security and other labor costs represent one-third of all government spending. medicaid and medicare takes up
27%. shows you how the pie -- how small that pie is. >> difficult to compensate for increase defense spending. aides to sean spicer on notice. asked to hand over their work and personal cell phones to make sure they are not communicating with reporters. spicer's crackdown after leaks that proved embarrassing to the white house. he said the use of encrypted texting apps violates the federal records act. one source says spicer asked his staff not to leak details of the meeting or the crackdown on leaks. >> so much for that. president trump is back to hunting for a new secretary of the navy after the pick for the job backed out on sunday. phil bilden cited complications by business interests. he retired as a private equity
manager. he said he won't be able to satisfy government ethics rules without disrupting his family's private financial interests. he is the second service secretary to withdraw after vincent viola backed out. president trump dismissing calls for independent investigation into reported communications between the trump campaign and russians known to u.s. intelligence as questions grow within the party. trump tweeted, russia. talk is fake news and played out by the media. this came after new jersey governor chris christie suggested the white house may better consider how to handle the issue. >> i don't think reince thought he was doing anything wrong. i have confidence in his
integrity. you need a senseability of the prosecutor because perception matters. >> all this as issa is calling for a special investigator. the father of the first service member killed during the trump administration is slamming the president for green lighting the mission that killed his son. william ryan owens was killed in the raid in yemen last month. the white house called the mission a success, but owens father said why at this time did there be a stupid mission when it was barely a week in the administration. for two weeks prior, no boots on the ground in yemen. everything was missiles and drones. now all of a sudden we had to make this grand display. the senior owens said he
declined to meet with the president. the white house correspondents' dinner is going on as scheduled, but the president will not be there. mr. trump tweeted on saturday, i will not attend the correspondents' association dinner this year. i wish everyone well. the last president to skip the dinner was ronald reagan who was recovering from assassination attempt. this comes as mr. donald trump escalates his war with the media and blocked cnn and others from the white house briefing on friday. another briefing on camera today at 1:00. >> sean spicer. you hope that is addressed and they explain. to money now. the dow's win streak is beginning a new week. will the dow make history again?
planned back channel talks with u.s. and north korea are offer for now. the trump administration withdrawing visa approvals for pyongyang officials. a last minute cancellation came hours after the malaysian government officials say a toxic agent was used to kill kim jong-nam. we have alexandra field in kuala lumpur with us. alex, a major announcement about the investigation a few moments
ago. walk us through it. >> reporter: yeah, this one comes from south korean officials. officials in malaysia are looking for seven north korean citizens in relation to the deadly attack on kim jong-nam. now south korean officials are saying several suspects part of two assassination groups working together and a support group. members of the assassination group included government o officiaow officials from north korean ministry. they were believed to left and returned to pyongyang. according to officials, they are blaming the government officials saying those officials carried out the attack. the vietnamese woman and indonesian woman. they used vx. a toxic substance.
you see on cctv. the vx used and after that, police decided to go into the airport with protective suits to see if any dangerous chemicals or hazardous substances were still in the terminal which has been opened since the attack. as a relief, they found no substances leftover. a lot of questions remaining of how the women were able to bring that deadly nerve agent into the country. it takes a couple drops to kill someone within minutes. dave. >> one thing how they brought into the country. the other is how they did not expose themselves. any answers to that? >> reporter: that's been a big question for everyone. north korean opfficials denied any involvement in the death of kim jong-nam. some symptoms or fatal consequence if they were affected. the police in malaysia say the women were trained to deploy the
nerve agent. they are looking at the possibility the women were treated with an antidote or barrier. the police inspector general says there is video of them walking with their hands up. that means they were instructed of how to clean off and not touch themselves. that is what they are working under. it raised alarm for a lot of people. >> a bizarre story. thank you. bill cosby in a pennsylvania courtroom as his legal team fights to get his trial moved to a different county. the actor's legal team argue he cannot get a fair trial in montgomery county due to the media coverage. this comes after a win of sorts on friday for cosby. a judge ruled 1 of 13 accusers against cosby can take stand. another act of vandalism in
philadelphia. between 75 and 100 headstones overturned saturday night at the jewish see him aftcemetery. this comes after a week of damage at a st. louis cemetery. at least 69 bomb threats made to 54 jewish centers in the u.s. and canada. 57 minutes past the hour. a check on cnn money stream. 11 record highs in a row for dow. it closed with 11 points of gau gains. the dow on the verge of history. a gain today would tie the streak for record closing highs. that streak set back in 1987. if the dow can extend the gains until wednesday, it would break the record at the close which is 14 set back in 1897. what does warren buffett think?
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faye dunaway took the stage to announce for best picture. >> "la la land." >> just one problem. "la la land" did not win. the moment bringing flash backs of steve harvey announcing the wrong miss universe. after two and a half minutes. speeches and celebration for "la la land" the mistake was announced. s>> we lost, by the way. >> guys, i'm sorry. no. there's a mistake. "moonlight." you guys won best picture. this is not a joke. >> i'm afraid they read the wrong thing. >> this is not a joke. "moonlight" has won best picture. >> "moonlight." best picture.