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racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs. >> the president finally, finally denounced white hate groups by name, and now re-tweeting an alt-right figure and lashing out yet again at the media. plus, three ceos now saying they won't serve on a presidential council, implying trump's delay in condemning hate groups could be the reason two of the three, in fact, dropping
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off that council after his second announcement. >> right. good morning, everyone, welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. tuesday, august 15th. 4:00 a.m. in the east. nice to see you all this morning. up first, better late than never -- or is it too little too late? president trump responding after two days, two days of harsh criticism from all directions in the wake of the hate-filled violence in charlottesville that left three people dead. the president issuing a brief statement monday. he began with a boast about the economy and what he said were all of his accomplishments before delivering a full-throated condemnation of hate groups. >> as i said on saturday, we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence. it has no place in america. racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including
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the kkk, neo-nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything that we hold dear as americans. to anyone who acted criminally in this weekend's racist violence, you'll be held full accountable. justice will be delivered. >> strong statement on monday. but as a reminder, this was president trump's initial response on saturday to the violence in charlottesville -- >> we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides -- on many sides. >> all right. let's get more from cnn's sara murray at the white house. >> reporter: good morning. the president only clarifying his stance after days of backlash. not just from some of his backers on wall street and not just from democrats but also
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from members of his own party as it appears clear that the white house and trump's advisers were caught flatfooted by the developments. when president trump was asked why it took him days to condemn these actions by white nationalists, he said only that they are condemned. but that explanation rang hollow to some. in part because this is a president who has repeatedly fumbled his efforts to denounce the white nationalists that have rallied in his name. remember, it took him multiple attempts to say he disavowed the support of david duke, a former kkk leader. this is a president who at different points has re-tweeted white supremacists. this is also someone who rose to prominence in part by questioning whether president barack obama, the first african-american president, was born in the united states. these are some things that lead people to believe that there are more nefarious efforts underway behind this delay in president trump's comments and an indication that this controversy is not going to evaporate from the white house any time soon.
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back to you. >> you're absolutely right. the president arriving at trump tower in new york last night. his first time back since taking office. he was greeted by a swarm of protesters shouting messages like, "no hate" and "impeach." the president turning to twitter to vent and in doing so sparked a new controversy. so just hours ago, you know, last night, like 11:00, he re-tweeted a post from a prominent alt-right activist. this is -- he re-tweeted someone best known for indulging in outrageous conspiracy theories. the post questioned why the media was covering the charlottesville story instead of violence in chicago. >> the president has been under fire for not specifically rejecting the support of white supremacy groups or immediately calling them out by name. he's not explained why. listen to this exchange with cnn's jim acosta -- >> mr. president, can you explain why you did not condemn the hatred by name over the
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weekend. >> they have been condemned. they have been condemned. >> why are we not having press conferences today? you said on friday we would have a press conference. >> we had a press conference. we just had a press conference. >> can we ask more questions, sir? >> i like real news, not fake news. >> that was not a press conference. that was a statement on camera. not a press conference. >> the semantics are true. he'll get a sense of what a press conference is perhaps if he has a communications director. >> maybe. >> time will tell if we get one of those. the president followed up the exchange with a twitter attack on the press. "made additional remarks on charlottesville and realized once again that the fake news media will never be satisfied. truly bad people." let's get back to that fake news moniker for just one moment. you reminded us that we re-tweeted someone who trolls in the pizzagate theory, truly the definition of what fake news is. just fact check. >> and the definition of the alt-right firing people up --
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somebody came to a pizza parlor, a legitimate pizza parlor, because of something that he had read on line. it's remarkable. this is the kind of milieu that the president lives with on line. fascinating. >> just an ordinary day. >> that's right. business leaders are not happy with president trump's response to charlottesville. not at all. three ceos quit his manufacturing council as a result. the heads of intel and under armour are stepping down following the lead of one of america's most prominent black ceos, merck chief kenneth frazer. he said america's leaders must clearly reject hatred, bigotry, and group supremacy. the intels of other companies quit after the two-day late, presidential strong response, they still stepped down from the preside president's advisory councils. corporate america is quick to
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rebuke trump on issues including immigration and climate change. very few ceos have broken with the white house. perhaps because their companies and stocks still benefit from trump's pro-business environment. the former uber ceo left the council after his travel ban. the disney ceo and more quit after the climate group. cnn asked executives on the manufacturing counscil if they would stay. at least seven incumbents said they would remain including dow chemical, whirlpool, campbell's soup, and general election. they set the pace on discussion on the pace of u.s. manufacturinging. i've talked to the business leaders in month past about when they get from sitting in the photo op with the spray of the cameras with the president when they disagree with him on so many things. many want a voice at the table to moderate the president, help advise them better on issues they care about. some others have complained that it was kind of a waste of their time.
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you know, to fly -- >> photo op. >> to fly across the country when the president only wants to talk about himself and his accomplishments. it's interesting to see how corporate america is responding here. >> sure is. james fields, meanwhile, the 20-year-old ohio man accused of plowing his car into a crowd of charlottesville demonstrators, is being held without bond this morning. we're finding out more about him. here's cnn's brian todd. >> reporter: suspect james fields made his first court appearance. he was video linked in to the courtroom on monday morning from his jail cell in charlottesville, outside charlottesville actually. the judge told him about his charges which include one count of second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding, and a hit-and-run charge. he asked james fields if he could afford an attorney. james fields said he could not afford an attorney. and interestingly, the judge then said he could not appoint a public defender for james fields because a member of the public defender's office had a relative
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who was affected by saturday's violence. so the judge went down his list and appointed an attorney named charles weber to represent james fields. and we moved on with the proceedings there. we reached out to charles weber for comment on this case, and we have not heard back from him. also, on monday we got word from a security firm in ohio that james fields had worked for the firm, a firm called securtas. he work in 2016 and then from july of 2016 to the present. they said he took a vacation leave to come to charlottesville, and he's since been terminated. christine and dave? >> all right. thank you very much for that. so the mother of the charlottesville victim, heather heyer, talking to cnn. here's what susan breau told cnn she would say to james fields, the driver who plowed into the crowd of protesters, killing her daughter. >> you took the child from me. i'm going to be the voice that she can no longer be.
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you gave us a national forum, and maybe i should thank you for that, but i can't. i would rather have my child. >> just heartbreaking. she also told us how she wants her daughter to be remembered. >> she would want that spark of self-examination, of the honest discourse of being able to explain yourself, to make yourself accountable, to continue on. if anything is ever to come of this, say her name, i want it to be that say her name means you hold yourself accountable. you check your actions before you do something. you explain yourself to god, to yourself, to another person, whatever you have to do. you hold yourself accountable before you go after somebody. and there's no excuse for hatred. there's no excuse for bigotry. there's no excuse for discrimination. >> meanwhile, the hate-filled
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violence sparking protesters in north carolina to take down a confederate statue outside the courthouse in durham. [ chants ] [ cheers ] >> yeah, they attached a rope to the statue memorializing confederate soldiers and pulled it down. north carolina's governor responded in tweets saying "the racism and deadly violence in charlottesville is unacceptable, but there is a better way to remove these monuments." durham police saying no arrests were made, noting the incident occurred on county property where county law enforcement has jurisdiction. meantime, the governor of arizona says he 100% condemns white supremacist hate groups but has no plans to remove confederate monuments from state grounds. >> it's not my desire or mission to tear down any monuments or memorials. we have a public process if the public wants to be engaged. i invite them to get engaged in
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it. i don't think we should hide our history. i think we ought to teach it and make people understand we've overcome a lot of mistakes. >> arizona has six confederate memorials. look for this to spread throughout the country. a litmus test of where you stand on this issue -- should we tear down the confederate monuments. let us know what you thin think @earlystart on twitter. >> a flashpoint for something bigger. you know, opportunity in this country and fairness, it's -- the physical thing, the monuments, but there's something else going on around there. >> debate is far from over. 12 minutes past the hour. game on. defense secretary mattis warning north korea over threats that the u.s. and north korea now may -- the threats may be backing off. horseheadswivellychair.com
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the "foolish yankees do next." the statement coming just hours after secretary of defense james mattis warned that if north korea fired on the u.s. territory, it would be "game on." meantime, south korea's president says his government is determined to resolve tensions on the korean peninsula peacefully. paula hancocks live for us in seoul with the latest. good morning. it's not often we hear kim jong-un back off on a threat. maybe a small win for the president here. >> reporter: potentially yesterday. we did hear that kim jong-un was going to have the plan ready for the four missiles to hit the waters off guam. he's had the plan, looked over it according to state-run media carefully with his generals. he is waiting to see what the americans do. clearly that is a reference or likely a reference to next week. the south koreans and the u.s. are going to have joint military dreams next week starting august
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21st. they go on for ten days. they happen every year. the u.s. saying they are defensive in nature, but north korea sees them as provocative. every time they are inoccurrenced by the military -- incensed by the military drills. it will be interesting to see reaction as the drills go ahead as the joint chiefs chairman general dunford said they will go ahead. there was more of a need now than ever before. we also heard from the south korean president here in seoul. it's liberation day. north korea and south korea celebrating the same occasion on the same side for once. the liberation from japanese occupation. they said there will be no second korean war. he was insistent that he would not allow war to break out on the korean peninsula. said it is up to south korea to decide what military action happens on the korean peninsula and says that the u.s. is on the same page as south korea. at the same time, you had the secretary of defense saying that if north korea attacks first, it is game on.
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dave? >> indeed, paula hancocks live in seoul this morning. thank you. 18 minutes past the hour. china is threatening to retaliate now that president trump's chief trade negotiator has been asked to determine whether an investigation of beijing's trade practices is needed. the move could pave the way for the president to impose tariffs on chinese imports. the administration turning the screws on china in order to get more cooperation on the north korea crisis. let's bring in david mckensingtony from hong kong. china might be -- mckenzie from hong kong. china might be complaining, but is this less harsh than people expect from the trump administration? >> reporter: good morning, yes, i think so. i think many people expected the investigation to be launched straight away. the trade representative of trump has about a year to investigate possible infringement of u.s. intellectual property rights within china. something people have complained for for a very long time. i think it's sort of stepping off the pedal a little bit,
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perhaps to gain china's help on north korea. >> the number of ceos i know who build a factory or do a joint venture in china, and turn around and five down the miles the exact same factory has sprung up, making their goods but under different brand names. this is something they've been concerned. and cyber espionage and social property theft through spying, these are accusatitiocusations administration has it -- has had for years. what do you hear from executives? >> reporter: you're absolutely right. sometimes you have a joint venture with a u.s. company, chinese company, and sort of lo and behold a few months later or years later, you have an almost identical product hitting the chinese market with the u.s. companies, you know, almost identical. yes, it is a complaint. it costs the u.s. more than $200 billion a year, according to a
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recent study. there's a lot of pressure on the trump administration to help solve the problem. they are looking at the big picture, i think, and want to be deliberate about it. the chinese say that it's such a complex economy, complex linkages between the u.s. and chinese economy that any push against china could result in a cascade effect that would ultimately, they say, hurt the u.s. consumer. it's a complicated issue, business yes, there's been complaints for a long time. >> let's be very fair here. american consumers for years have had very low prices because of america's trade relationship with china. companies complain, but boy, they all are -- i mean, they get big revenue in china, as well. it will be interesting to see, david, if there's anything different this time around from prior administrations when they've tried to address these prickly issues with the chinese. thank you very much for that in hong kong this morning. tenuous times in the regions. a trade war with china at the same time with the nuclear
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confrontation with north korea. a lot of people talking about the taylor swift trial. vindication, though, for taylor swift. >> it takes people like taylor, wonderful people like taylor who we all know, to stand up and draw these lines. >> a jury ruling for the singer in court. the details next.
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he sued her. she won. measure nmore -- more now from denver. >> reporter: a denver jury awarded swift exactly what she was looking for -- $1 and vindication. swift and her mother and manager were being sued by former radio deejay david mueller who claims he was fired after swift falsely accused him of groping her four years ago. last week a judge ruled taylor swift was not liable in the case. and now a jury of six women and two men has agreed. andrea swift and frank bell are also not to blame for mueller's termination. swift was countersuing for just $1 claiming assault and battery and won. her lawyer spoke to reporters after the verdict was read in court. >> as i said? the closing, that $1 is a single dollar, and it is of immeasurable value in this ever-growing fight to figure out where the lines are and what's right and what's wrong, in
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tolerance, and whose body is whose. >> reporter: taylor swift put out a statement that read in part, "my hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard." he wants to contribute to groups that help victims defend themselves. david mueller maintains he did nothing wrong and says that anyone who knows him knows he would not do this. he told me he will continue to do whatever he can to prove his innocence. christine, dave? >> thank you very much. i got to say, a lot of young women -- especially on social media -- were talking about the trial and engaged and thought she handled herself so well. this is not my fault. it is not okay to treat women like this. in any circumstance. she was tough about, it strong about it. a lot of young women took notice. i thought it was cool. >> an article on cnn.com, they were not happy about the courtroom sketches. >> no. >> bbc, cnn, many articles about how taylor swift fans were not digging these sketches. >> that's not what she looks like. >> comes back to the tom brady
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sketch that didn't go well. >> good for her. president trump re-tweeting an alt-right figure, slamming the media, back to his usual business. after he finally named names and condemning white supremacy, next. horseheadswivellychair.com
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president trump finally responding after two days of harsh criticism from all directions in the wake of that hate-filled violence in charlottesville that left three people dead. the president issuing a brief statement monday. he began these prepared remarks, he stayed on script. he began with a boast about the economy, the stock market, job market, and then he delivered a full-throated condemnation of hate groups. >> as i said on saturday, we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence. it has no place in america. racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the kkk, neo-nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything that we hold dear as americans. to anyone who acted criminally
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in this weekend's racist violence, you'll be held fully accountable. justice will be delivered. >> indeed got it right there. as a reminder, this was president trump's initial response on saturday to the violence in charlottesville -- >> we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides -- on many sides. let's get more from cnn's sara murray at the white house. >> reporter: good morning. the president only clarifying his stance after days of backlash. not just from some of his backers on wall street and not just from democrats but also from members of his own party as it appears clear that the white house and trump's advisers were caught flatfooted by the developments. when president trump was asked why it took him days to condemn these actions by white nationalists, he said only that
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they are condemned. but that explanation rang hollow to some. in part because this is a president who has repeatedly fumbled his efforts to denounce the white nationalists that have rallied in his name. remember, it took him multiple attempts to say he disavowed the support of david duke, a former kkk leader. this is a president who at different points has re-tweeted white supremacists. this is also someone who rose to prominence in part by questioning whether president barack obama, the first african-american president, was born in the united states. these are some things that lead people to believe that there are more nefarious efforts underway behind this delay in president trump's comments and an indication that this controversy is not going to evaporate from the white house any time soon. back to you. >> you're absolutely right. the president arriving at trump tower in new york last night. his first time back since taking office. he was greeted by a swarm of protesters shouting messages
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like, "no hate" and "impeach." the president turning to twitter to vent and in doing so sparked a new controversy. he re-tweeted a post from a prominent alt-right activist. this is -- he re-tweeted someone best known for indulging in outrageous conspiracy theories. the post questioned why the media was covering the charlottesville story instead of violence in chicago. >> the president's critics saying that's what about-ism for this president, this administration. don't look here, look at something else. the president has been under fire for not specifically rejecting the support of white supremacy groups or immediately calling them out by name and hasn't explained why. listen to this exchange with cnn's jim acosta -- >> mr. president, can you explain why you did not condemn the hatred by name over the weekend. >> they have been condemned. they have been condemned. >> why are we not having press conferences today? you said on friday we would have a press conference. >> we had a press conference. we just had a press conference. >> can we ask more questions, sir? >> i like real news, not fake
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news. you're fake news. >> that was not a press conference. a press conference is when reporters ask question and the president answers them. that was a scripted statement the president made on camera and an insult to a member of the press there to get the president's message out. the president followed up that exchange with this twitter attack on the press -- "made additional remarks on charlottesville and realized once again that the fake news media will never be satisfied. truly bad people." business leaders are not happy with president trump's response to charlottesville. three ceos quit his manufacturing council as a result. the heads of intel and under armour are stepping down. following lead of one of america's most prominent black ceos, merck chief kenneth frazier. he said america's leaders must clearly reject hatred, bigotry, and group supremacy. trump lashed out on twitter saying that now frizz ear will
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have more -- friazier will have more time to rip off drug prices. it took two days for him to condemn white supremacy groups and later called neo-nazis repugnant and had the presidential mention many thought he should have had on saturday. corporate america quick to rebuke trump on many issues including immigration, climate change. very few ceos have broken with the white house. perhaps because their companies and stocks still benefit from trump's pro-business environment. they want a big tax cut from this president. there are a few exceptions here. the former uber ceo left the preside president's council after the travel ban. the disney ceo, bob iger, and tesla founder, elon musk, quit after the president broke with the paris climate agreement. cnn asked two dozen executives on the manufacturing council if they would stay. while those that responded denounced hatred, at least seven said they would remain including dow chemical, whirlpool, campbell's soup, and general
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electric. they site the importance of participating in the discussion on u.s. manufacturing. you know, they want a seat at the table. they want to be able -- they want access to his ear. they want to tell the president -- other ceos that have complained -- that -- they're flying across country for a meeting and photo op at the white house and weren't sure the president was listening. and james fields, the 20-year-old man accused of plowing his car into a crowd of charlottesville demonstrators is being held without bond. we're finding out more about him. here's cnn's brian todd. >> reporter: suspect james fields made his first court appearance. he was video linked in to the courtroom on monday morning from his jail cell in charlottesville, outside charlottesville actually. the judge told him about his charges which include one count of second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding, and a hit-and-run charge. he asked james fields if he could afford an attorney. james fields said he could not
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afford an attorney. and interestingly, the judge then said he could not appoint a public defender for james fields because a member of the public defender's office had a relative who was affected by saturday's violence. so the judge went down his list and appointed an attorney named charles weber to represent james fields. and we moved on with the proceedings there. we reached out to charles weber for comment on this case, and we have not heard back from him. also, on monday we got word from a security firm in ohio that james fields had worked for the firm, a firm called securitas. ohio worked from them in may to july of 2016 and then november of 2016 to the present. they said he took a vacation leave to come to charlottesville, and he's since been terminated. christine and dave? >> all right. thank you:t. the hate-filled protest in south carolina led to the
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takedown of a statue at the courthouse in durham. [ chants ] [ cheers ] >> they attached a rope to the statue memorializing confederate soldiers and pulled it down. north carolina's governor responding in a tweet saying, "racism and deadly violence in charlottesville is unacceptable, but there's a better way to remove these monuments." durham police say no arrests were made. note the incident occurred on county property, where county law enforcement has jurisdiction. meantime, the government of arizona says he 100% condemns white supremacist hate groups but has no plans to remove confederate monuments from their state grounds. >> it's not my desire or mission to tear down any monuments or memorials. we have a public process for this. if the public wants to be eng e engaged in this, i invite them to get engaged in it. i don't think we ought to hide
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our history. i think we ought to teach it and make people understand we've overcome a lot of mistakes. >> arizona has six confederate memorials. this debate far from over. will spread around the country. >> there are 15 confederate memorials in 31 states. a fascinating trend. defense secretary mattis telling north korea the u.s. is ready for war with north korea. is kim jong-un now backing off? live in seoul.
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territory, it would be "game on." meantime, south korea's president moon says his government is determined to resolve tensions on the korean peninsula peacefully. paula hancocks lives in seoul with the latest. good morning. tough talk for the time being. appears to be working for president trump. >> reporter: we can see that kim jong-un is -- is not pushing the rhetoric forward as he has in the past. he's said he's going to wait and see what the americans do. not sure if this was reaction to what the defense secretary said when he said if they attack it's game on. usually there's a lag, a delay for the north korean state department media. the fact of the matter is north korea have said that they have looked at the plans to be able to fire these missiles. this is what they said they were going to be doing. now they're going to wait and
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see. potentially what they're looking for is next week when there could be u.s./south korean military drills that happen every year. they are defensive in nature, according to the u.s. that's not the way that north korea sees them. they see them as provocative, as a dress rehearsal for an invasion of north korea. general dunford in seoul monday evening has already said they will go ahead. there's a necessity for them to go ahead. the president of south korea, ban ki-moon, made a speech at liberation day from the liberation from the japanese occupation. a day that north and south korea agree on and celebrate pitt much in the -- celebrate pretty much in the same thread. he said he will do everything in his power to make sure there is not a second korean war on the peninsula. he's said it is up to south korea what happens on the korean peninsula, and there will be no war. dave? >> paula hancocks live for us in seoul. thanks. this morning, china is threatening to retaliate now that president trump's chief negotiator has been asked to
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discover whether an investigation of beijing's trade practices is needed. it could lead the president to impose tariffs on chinese imports. the administration turning the screws on china in order to get more cooperation, perhaps, on the north korea kriecrisis. we'll bring in cnn's david mckenzie live from hong kong. this was a big campaign promise from the president. day one he said he was going to hold china to account for what he said are unfair trade practices and stealing from the economy. what's the view from the chinese? >> the chinese have said they're expressing grave concern about the moves. they are deliberate moves, it has to be said. even if they do decide in the u.s. to investigate formally chinese practices, particularly the alleged stealing of intellectual property rights, amongst u.s. companies that are working in china by the chinese, it will take some time. it is more deliberate and not necessarily as strong as some american companies would have hoped when trump came into
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office. as you say, when he said he would deal with the issues on day one. >> companies for years, as you know, have complained about their intellectual property being stolen. it's cost businesses, they say, billions and billions of dollars a year. perhaps the trump -- president trump is being strategic here. soft pedaling china on north korea. >> reporter: they say we can talk about trade and talk about the issue. many believe this is a way for trump to hold the thread over the chinese, to try to push them to turn the screws on the north korean economy. >> yeah. i think we know pretty clearly that trade and north korea aren't really separate issues. all of this is the same conversation that's been going on for years. we'll see if anything new happens.
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nice to see you this morning. jimmy fallon responding to the events in charlottesville with an emotional plea last night. >> it's important for everyone, especially white people in this country, to speak out against this. ignoring is it is just -- ignoring it is just as bad ads suppo -- as bad as supporting it. i should totally get that domain name... get your great idea online too... get your domain today, and get... ...a free trial of gocentral from godaddy nyone has a reason that these two should not be wed, speak now. (coughs) so sorry. oh no... it's just that your friend daryl here is supposed to be live streaming the wedding and he's not getting any service. i missed, like, the whole thing. what? and i just got an unlimited plan. it's the right plan, wrong network. you see, verizon has the largest, most reliable 4g lte network in america. it's built to work better in cities. tell you what, just use mine. thanks. no problem. all right, let's go live. say hi to everybody who wasn't invited! (vo) when it really, really matters, you need the best network and the best unlimited.
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world? they're 2 years old and 4 years old. they don't know what hate is. they go to the playground, and they have friends of all races and backgrounds. they just play and laugh, and they have fun. as kids grow up, they need people to look up to, to show them what's right and good. they need parents and teachers, and they need leaders who appeal to the best in us. the fact that it took the president two days to come out and clearly denounce racists and white supremacists is shameful. it's important for everyone, especially white people in this country, to speak out against this. ignoring it is just as bad as supporting it. remember, there are people who have given their lives to make sure this kind. hate doesn't spread. they fought and died on the right side of history. one brave woman in charlottesville, heather heyer, died standing up for what's right at the age of 32. i can't look at my beautiful,
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growing, curious daughters and say nothing when this kind of thing is happening. we all need to stand against what is wrong, acknowledge that racism exists, and stand up for what is right and civil and kind. and to show the next generation that we haven't forgotten how hard people have fought for human rights. we cannot do this. we can't go backward. >> wow. a long way for him. remember when he touched donald trump's hair and was criticized by other comedians for humanizing president trump. that was a specific criticism of the president. >> seth meyers took down presidential leadership, as well, without doing comedy. what jimmy said there is by not condemning white supremacy you are supporting it. i put something similar on facebook and was attacked personally -- >> really? >> relentlessly for two days. it really surprised me about the dialogue happening now. >> it's an odd and unsettling moment in american history. >> strange time. 58 minutes past the hour.
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let's check cnn "money stream" this morning. global stocks higher today following wall street's lead. u.s. stocks had the biggest rally all summer as fears over north korea fade. last week threats between the president and north korea drove stocks to the worst performance in five months. as the tension eases, the s&p 500 is jumping 1% with the dow climbing 135 points. there are other signs fear on wall street is fading. gold, a typical safe haven, fell after days of gains. wall street's fear gauge plunged. get ready to binge watch. netflix plans to spend $16 billion on new original programming. that includes a multi-year deal with shonda rimes, creator of hits like "grey's anatomy" and "scandal." not only a clear sign in the race for talent between old and new media but a blow to disney. rimes is moving her production series from disney-owned abc to netflix. disney said it would pull
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content from netflix to start its own streaming service. the maker of tiki torches wants you to know it has nothing to do with white nationalism. that's right, in america, a manufacturer of tiki torches has to say, no, we don't like nationalists. you may have seen the nationalists carrying tiki torches over the weekend. the brand says it does not support the message, and it is deeply saddened its products are being used this way. adding that the torches are for positive events like back yard gatherings. another example of the unsettling moment in the american experience. >> indeed it is unsettling. "early start" continues right now. racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs. >> the president finally denouncing white hate groups by name. now lashing out and re-tweeting

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