tv Early Start with Christine Romans and Dave Briggs CNN August 23, 2017 2:00am-3:00am PDT
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>> good-bye tell prompter trump. the president off course playing directly to his base. the president defending his shafr charlottesville response but apparently forgot what angered critics in the first place. it was campaign donald trump. >> welcome to "early start." i'm dave brigs. >> and i'm christine romans. first, a night after preaching to the nation about healing, president trump does a 180 with a campaign style speech at a rally in phoenix. the president again defending his response to the violence in charlottesville. he spent nearly 15 minutes recounting his words, but with an omission. >> mr. trump neglected to mention he initially blamed the clashes on many sides and there was no mention of the very fine people who marched with torches on that friday in charlottesville. here's what the president said last night and what he said ten
days earlier. >> here's what i said on saturday. we're closely following the terrible events unfolding in charlottesville, virginia. this is me speaking. we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred bigotry and violence. that's me on saturday. >> we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. on many sides. it's been going on for a long time in our country. >> that was just one moment. the speech that has some including the former director of national intelligence james clapper, a career military man questioning his fitness to hold the office. more on that just ahead. the protests turned ugly outside the convention center after president trump's speech. three people were arrested. police using tear gas and pepper spray to try to break up the
protesters in triple digit heat. >> people threw rocks and bottles at officers. phoenix police were on high alert as they kept trump supporters and protesters behind barricades and on separate sides of the street. >> your takeaway from that, zach, a campaign style speech? i mean, the president seems to be so energized by these types of events. it couldn't be a more different tone than the night before when he announced more troops to afghanistan. >> that's right. not just a campaign style speech, a campaign speech. it was for his re-election campaign which most presidents haven't, you know, officially kicked that off yet but trump is literally campaigning for re-election, but so much different than his speech the night before when he seemed to be trying to heal wounds. here he was picking at scabs. he was lashing out at members of his own party, at senators who he needs to get just about
anything done on capitol hill and really kind of thumbing at this backlash against him, not only from the media but also from republicans about his -- his response to the charlottesville violence a week ago. and causing new violence, i think you could arguably say in phoenix last night. >> why though? why return to the charlottesville response? it's clearly an applause line but is it an effective strategy or need we not consider strategy? >> i don't -- i'm not going to be the one who says this is a -- this is a strategy at all. i'm not sure what it is. it certainly stokes the base, but from a longer point of view, i -- i don't know that we can ascribe, you know, some sort of applauding thoughtfulness, some sort of three dimensional stress. it's argued he takes it one day at a time. he wakes up and decides what
he's going to do and if that's the case that's what we saw last night. >> some of the news, not surprising an attack on the media. half of the entire speech. he talked about kim jong-un. about nafta and how he thinks it should be killed. that should be a negotiating ploy, but he also talked about shutting down the government. he said he was ready to shut down the government. listen to this. ? the obstructionist democrats would like us not to do it but we have to close down our government. we're building that wall. let me be very clear to democrats in congress who oppose a border wall and stand in the way of border security. you are putting all of america's safety at risk. you're doing that. you're doing that. >> what did you make, zach, of that threat? >> well, you know, he's made a lot of threats about a lot of things. this is one he can actually carry through on. he has the ability to veto any
spending bill, he could shut down the government if he wants to. mitch mcconnell who he's not speaking to by the way according to our reporting would tell him that republicans have tried that before. it didn't work very well for them. it caused a huge backlash, but i think if we saw anything last night he's not really afraid of backlashes at the moment. maybe somewhat he was afraid of backlash, he didn't invite joe arpaio to the speech and pardon him but he hinted that is coming maybe in the days ahead and he didn't mention by name the two republican arizona senators john mccain or jeff lake but he went after them nonetheless. >> we were just one vote away from victory after seven years of everybody proclaiming repeal and replace. one vote away. but you know, they all said, mr. president, your speech was so good last night, please --
please, mr. president, don't mention any names. so i won't. i won't. no, i won't vote -- one vote away, i will not mention any names. very presidential, isn't it? and nobody wants me to talk about your other senator who's weak on borders, weak on crime. so i won't talk about him. >> presumably he's talking about his own chief of staff john kelly, a former four star marine general who didn't want him to do the very things he just did, but zach, there are ten democratic senators up for re-election in states donald trump won. he's name checking republicans consistently with no mention of the democrats that presumably he hopes to defeat. steve bannon's gone from the administration, but is he still
part of the conversation? is he driving it? >> i don't know that we can ascribe what trump does to steve bannon to the extent that we initially could i don't think we can do that anymore. trump has taken, you know, steve bannon's id and it is trump now. he has embraced those positions, untethered from steve bannon for a couple of days. trump -- those are his views now. itis not a steve bannon thing. it's a trump thing. >> donald trump just a few hours ago before he went to bed after that speech was tweeting make america great again and some of the things you would expect. >> drain the swamp. >> what happens next? isn't this -- this is even a theme week. i can't remember what the theme is here, but what do you see as the next thing for president trump here when he comes home? >> well, i mean, he totally reopened the whole charlottesville controversy yesterday. is this something that's going to pass him by at some point? is it going to fester even more?
i'm not sure about that. he -- we'll have to find a way to work with congress. there's a lot of stuff coming up not the least of which is the debt ceiling. he's going to have to work with these people to actually do things to help the country, to make sure that it's solvent, that bills can be paid. things like that. he has to work with these people so that's going to be number one. he needs to take mitch mcconnell out to lunch and make nice. >> another speech today i think in reno, nevada, so will he return to the teleprompter? time will tell. see you in a bit. >> the president is not optimistic about renegotiating nafta between canada and mexico. >> because we have been so badly taken advantage of, they have made such great deals, both of the countries, but in particular mexico, that i don't think we can make a deal. so i think we'll end up probably terminating nafta at some point. >> probably terminating nafta.
the first round of nafta talks just wrapped up. negotiations got off to a tense start. the u.s. blasted nafta as a job killing factory closing deal. this administration taking a tough stance on many complex issues. the white house wants to require a substantial portion of auto parts be made in the u.s. millions of jobs, thousands of companies rely on nafta. renegotiating it was a core campaign promise for this president. he blames it for the loss of u.s. manufacturing jobs. so as talks resume next week, negotiators expect a great deal of effort will be required, their words, especially since they aim to rewrite nafta by the end of this year. that is a blinding pace for trade negotiations. this original deal took years to complete. i mean, it started in the bush administration, the first bush administration signed under bill clinton and it's been the law for a generation. >> interesting applause line last night. the former director of national
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capacity or another for every president since john m. kennedy through president obama and i don't know when i've listened and watched something like this from a president that i found more disturbing. having some understanding of the levers of power that are available to a president, if he chooses to exercise them, i found this downright scary and disturbing. i think it's right on the money though that this is not a surprise, it's interesting to contrast last night's teleprompter trump performance versus tonight, which is of course the real trump just as it was in the unglued impromptu
press conference at trump tower so i just find this extremely disturbing. >> are you questioning his fitness? >> yes, i do. i -- i really question his ability to -- his fitness to be in this office, and i also am beginning to wonder about his motivation for it. maybe he is looking for a way out. i do wonder as well about the people that attracted to this rally as others. you know, what are they thinking or why am i so far out -- off base because i don't understand the addlation and of course that's why i think he gravitated to having this rally as ill timed as it is. he should have quit while he was ahead after last night, but
again, i think the real trump came through and again, shouldn't be a big surprise to anyone. >> what should we do? what should washington do at this point? you said you're questioning his fitness. there are many people saying it. they won't say it publicly, they don't have the courage that you do. maybe after this speech they will now. it will become painfully obvious as it is to most americans. what shall we do? >> well, i think, you know, the key thing here is where is he with republicans? and i was quite struck by senator corker's remarks. very thoughtful and very, very measured. and i've -- i know senator corker, i've dealt with him and he is a very thoughtful senator and he wouldn't say that lightly, and without forethought. and i'm hopeful that other
similarly thoughtful republicans will reach the point where enough is enough. >> enough is enough. and what do you -- what do you mean be plain for us. >> well, that this behavior and this divisiveness and the complete intellectual, moral and ethical void that the president of the united states exhibits. and how much longer does the country have to -- to borrow a phrase, endure this nightmare. >> the new york times is reporting tonight about the falling out between the president and mitch mcconnell over the investigations of russia's interference in the 2016 election. there you see the headline up on the screen. the president was furious that mcconnell failed to protect him.
you call the accusations of collusions between the u.s. and russia worse than water gate. what do you think is going on with the president? why is this such a hot button for this? >> well, first, to be clear, when i left, certainly on the 20 20th of january i had not seen any evidence of direct collusion between the trump campaign, the trump camp and the russians. there may have been collusion, but i didn't have any evidence of it. so i don't understand frankly the president's fascination and solicitation of solicitousness of russia and putin particularly unless he feels he's a kindred soul, perhaps. so it is -- it is very strange to me. and i -- i don't have an explanation for it. i don't know if it's collusion or something else.
>> you have -- you said you question his fitness. is he a threat to national security, the president? >> well, he certainly could be. again, having some understanding of -- of the levers that a president can exercise, i worry about frankly, you know, the access to the nuclear codes, he decides to do something about kim jong-un, there's actually very little to -- to stop him. the whole system is built to ensure a rapid response if -- if necessary, so there are very little in the way of controls over, you know, exercising a nuclear option which is pretty damn scary. >> do you see this as a crisis, mr. clapper? >> well, i -- i'm not sure what
the definition of a crisis is. if it is, we've been in it for quite a while. certainly since the election. i had to say, don, i was -- i couldn't help but think in the course of the -- the charlottesville, his statements about charlottesville when he was so quick to characterize the intelligence community as nazis, liken us to nazis on the 10th of january yet seemed reluctant to call out the want to be nazis in this case and maybe that's -- i'm being defensive about the intelligence community but that's one thought i had. so i think if -- if it is a crisis, we've been in it for quite a while. >> what do you think other intelligence officials now and people who have some sway in washington, what are the conversations they're having tonight and what will they be having tomorrow, you think after the speech? >> i think many people in the
intelligence community certainly in rank and file are worried, are concerned about this. they -- they in their -- and it's tradition in the intelligence community to carry on with a mission and provide the intelligence that our decision makers so desperately need and they'll continue to do that. but i think in moments of personal reflection, i suspect they are greatly concerned about the divisiveness that is taking hold of this country. >> stark words there from james clapper. trump supporters say well, james clapper lied to congress and they're talking about nsa surveillance for his part in that he said i made a small mistake, i did not lie, but this is a career military man, intelligence community man, not a career politician. >> folks in the intelligence community saying and an lists are saying it's hard to
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singapore, there remains missing sailors. we know that remains have been found of some of the missing sailors aboard the u.s.s. john mccain inside damaged portions of the hull, but those search efforts continue today to see if there's any hope of finding any survivors. >> those ten families certainly want answers. thank you, matt. "early start" continues right now with the latest from a fiery phoenix rally. >> i hit them with neo nazi. i hit them with everything. i got the white supremacists, the neo nazi, i got them all in there. the kkk, we have kkk. i got them all. >> the president ticking off all that he got. actually he did not get them all. he defends his charlottesville response with an omission. he declines to mention he blames
both sides. going back to the charlottesville controversy last night. 77 minutes, half of it of that speech bashing the media. >> you got that right. the new york post talking about that with beat the press, their headline, 30 minutes past the hour. i'm dave briggs. it was a fiery night in phoenix, a night after preaching to the nation about healing he does a 180. the president again defending his response to the violence in charlottesville. he spent nearly 15 minutes recounting his words but with a glaring omission. >> mr. trump neglected he blamed the clashes on many sides and the people who marched with torches. here's what he said last night and what he said ten days earlier. >> here's what i said on saturday. we're choeslosely following the
terrible empbtss unfolding in charlottesville virginia. we condemn in the strongest possible terms this hatred, bigotry and violence. >> we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. on many sides. it's been going on for a long time in our country. >> and that was just one moment in a speech that has some including the former director of national intelligence, james clapper, questioning the president's fitness to hold office. more on that in a moment. the protest turning ugly outside the phoenix convention center after president trump's angry speech, three people were arrested. people using tear gas and pepper spray to try and break up the crowd of protesters in triple digit heat. >> people threw rocks and bottles and dispersbursed gas ie area. they managed to keep trump
supporters and protesters behind barricades. >> let's bring in zachry wolf. good to see you sir. let's talk about some news the president made. he hinted he will pardon joe arpaio. he went after two republican arizona senators. what's your headline from this fiery phoenix rally? >> it's like dr. jekyll and president trump. he, you know, on charlottesville in particular after going, you know, hard and then dialing back and then hard and then dialing back. he went very hard again, defending himself and everything he said, sort of stoking that controversy and picking at the scab of this country, you know, he's clearly somebody who the idea that -- his words could cause violence doesn't seem to bother him. because last night there were
protesters on both sides and he did it anyway which is kind of a remarkable thing for an american president. >> he bashed the media for half of that time saying just bad people, not unfair, but bad people and it's interesting i got a tweet earlier this morning. we in middle america disagree with you about charlottesville. we care about jobs, economy, security, you care about tearing trump and the usa apart. when you look at that rally last night and how we dissect the news from that reallily and talk about the president's demeanor and what the president promised to do and the things the president said or misspoke about, his base, just sees us bashing the president and just is that much more devoted to him. >> that's right. i don't think there's any way to get around that. he went in and you know, gave the red meat and i think the people were expecting it. he's already running for re-election. most presidents haven't done that less than a year into their
term are not out having full on campaign rallies and that's what this was in arizona yesterday. but most presidents also aren't singling out and attacking republican senators. senators from their own party in the state that they're visiting. these are people that trump is going to need, john mccain and jeff flake, the senators in arizona, he needs them to get anything done in congress with the razor thin majority that republicans have. so he's not thinking strategically about how he's going to bring people on board for things like spending bills, for things like tax reform or nafta. he says he wants to pull out of nafta. he's going to replace it with something he's going to need jeff flake and john mccain to do it. >> you almost picture the gladiator in the arena. are you not entertained? itfelt like that kind of moment. but let's talk about what you talked about there. funding the government, the debt ceiling. here's what he said about the possibility of shutting down the
government over the border wall. >> the obstructionist democrats would like us not to do it but believe me we have to close down our government. we're building that wall. let me be very clear to democrats in congress who oppose a border wall and stand in the way of border security. you are putting all of america's safety at risk. you're doing that. you're doing that. >> now, to a point he made in the speech, their immigration policies have been effective in terms of the border numbers itself which implies they don't actually need this border wall, but is this a message, are people standing in his way? is it democrats in congress or republicans as well that stand in his way of getting that border wall funding? >> well, i think republicans would happily pass a spending bill that dun have funding for a fleet border wall across the entire border like he wants.
there are plenty of republicans who don't see a border wall in the future so it's wrong of him to single out democrats there. at the same time, you know, it's part of the red meat. that's what he throws out to the crowd that we haven't moved towards the border wall in any constructive way so it's a little bit disingenuous for him to put it that way. and the other point here is that republicans have tried to shut down the government before under president obama. it didn't work well. maybe trump's trying to do that here. the republicans in congress are people who are of his own party. they're the people he's supposed to be working with. >> and if every trump event or every trump initiative is to grow the base if he wants to run for re-election and to push the ledge slay tigislative agenda, accomplish that last night? >> he didn't do either, but he
clearly wasn't really trying to. you know, he wasn't -- if you're picking fights with mitch mcconnell you're not trying to accomplish anything legislatively. if you're throwing slings out about charlottesville you're not trying to grow your base. if you're criticizing john mccain and jeff flake you're not trying to accomplish anything. bill clinton tried to trianglate when the base got frustrated with him he made overtures out to some republicans to find this middle core that could help pass legislation. trump is doing the opposite of that. he's -- he's by aianglating. he's stoking up the base and deciding these are the people who support me. >> so he stayed on points and then goes off the prompter talking about the elate saying you know the elite? i went to better schools than they did. i live in a bigger more beautiful apartment and i live
in the white house too, which is really great. who are we to listen to? who are we to respond to? teleprompter trump or that other guy? >> you know, and that's so interesting because if you saw somebody like george w. bush who basically fled -- he went to better schools than trump but he fled that elitism. he tried to make himself one of the people but trump wraps himself up in being this rich, elite guy. he has what's worked for him and he's going to keep doing it. >> all right. nice to see you. have a great morning. a lot to go over from last night. also, candidate trump promised to put coal miners back to work but president trump's commitment to saving coal country apparently has limits. the ceo of one of the largest coal companies says the president has broken his vow to the industry. trump promised to use an obscure emergency order to protect coal fired power plants. that's according to a letter to the white house confirmed by cnn. without this emergency order
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j majority leader are not talking. it's been two weeks since the two men erupted in a profanity laced shouting match. the august 9th conversation unravelled when the president began to ex- pressohis frustration. the new york times now reports mj connell is privately questioning whether trump can salvage his presidency. a senior white house official dismissing the seriousness of the rift but is not denying the report the two men are not speaking the president and mcconnell will have to work together if republicans want to attack tax reform, spending package and raising the debt ceiling and last night the president called out mitch saying they have to do away with the 60 vote filibuster. a missouri death row inmate gets a reprieve from the governor just hours from his scheduled execution. attorneys for williams say new
dna evidence proves his innocence. williams was set to be put to death by lethal injection tuesday night. a newly created board of inquiry will now review the case. the prosecutor says the board and the governor will confirm williams' conviction after a full review. earlier evidence included some of the victim's items being found in his car. coming up for what's coming up on "new day." good morning. >> great to see you. what a show we have for you. so of course we'll recap the president's fiery speech and we'll have all of our reporters and our analysts to help us understand what happened last night and then at 7:30 eastern time we have another one of our must see trump voter panels. they will tell us their reaction to charlottesville and the president's response to it and they will explain a new conspiracy theory that has taken hold since charlottesville that they are very attached to and we will try to trace the source of
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attire. dh it's high time everyone leave baron trump alone and let him have the private childhood he deserves. >> her comment after a criticism of his fashion choice saying of baron quote, the least he could do is dress the part when he steps out in public. this story getting strong push back. combs his hair which my kids rarely do. >> he is dressed the part. late last night first lady melania trump tweeting this response to chelsea clinton, thank you, so important to support all of our children in being themselves. stop childhood bullying. a lot of people noted that this was during the president speech that she was tweeting to chelsea clinton. all right. the navy officially removing the commander of the u.s. 7th fleet after the guided missile destroyer u.s.s. john s. mccain
collided with the tanker off the coast of singapore. we're live in singapore with the latest. matt? >> reporter: well, this does appear to be the first domino to fall in terms of leadership being removed as a result of this latest deadly accident and frankly, in response to several other incidents that have happened to the 7th fleet in 2017 alone. three different incidents, two of them deadly, involving ships -- warships deployed within the 7th fleet to this part of the world. we know that vice admiral joe aucoin who was actually set to retire in just a month was relieved of his command by his boss, the commander of the u.s. pacific fleet, admiral scott swift saying that he had no longer had confidence in vice admiral aucoin's ability to command. this comes at the same time as the navy is doing what's called an operational pause that will be completed by monday by all the different commands across the entire navy, across the
entire world. each command will take one day to stand down, to suspend operations and take a deep dive into safety precautions but of course the immediate priority here in singapore remains the search for the ten missing u.s. sailors. we know that remains have been found although we're not sure how many bodies of the missing sailors have been recovered at this point. that remains the navy's first priority here to try and bring those missing sailors home to their loved ones in whatever way they can. >> yeah, ten families that really deserve some answers. thank you. all right. a huge trade going down in the nba and a big controversy at espn. >> more on this morning's bleacher report. >> mark your calendar, october 17th. that's opening night of the nba season. the cavs versus the celtics in cleveland. a rematch of the eastern conference fiejs and now it has more meaning. kyrie irving wanted out of
cleveland, but shocking is definitely an understatement of the players' reactions around the league. cleveland gets isaiah thomas and other players and a first round pick in next year's draft. most see this is a win-win for both teams. kyrie wants to be the focal point away from lebron james, shadow. lebron shared this video that someone had posted on twitter in honor saying quote, nothing but respect and what a ride it was, our three years together. espn has removed an announcer named robert lee from calling university of virginia football game in charlottesville, quote, simply because of the coincidence of his name, unquote. robert lee is asian. the network said it made the decision with lee to switch into another game citing safety reasons and concerns that the announcer has the same name as
the con federal general whose statute sparked the violence in charlottesville. in that moment it felt right to all parties. it's a shame that this is even a topic of conversation that who calls play by play has become such an issue, unquote. the network receiving a lot of backlash on the line for what many are saying it's overreaction to this situation. >> getting hammered. >> i mean, come on. removing -- i haven't seen very many supportive comments at all for espn on the social media response overnight. the powerball jackpot has reached $700 million. that means tonight's drawing features the second largest payout for any u.s. lottery game on record. no one has won the powerball jackpot since june 10th. the odds of picking the perfect combination are one in never. i'm sorry. one in 292 million. you have as much chance of finding the winning lotry ticket
on a subway grate in new york city as you do of buying it. >> give me 20 bucks in tickets as soon as i leave here. >> dollar and a dream. briggs wants out of here. let's talk about real money. stock markets mixed after a great day on wall street. the catalyst yesterday, renewed hope for u.s. tax reform. stocks rallied after the reports white house moving ahead with reform. the dow surging 200 points. the s&p and the nasdaq up about 1%. many credit the promise of tax reform for the post election rally. the dow is up 20% since the election but the president's tone last night and his attacks on fellow republicans, maybe that changes the mood a bit today because he will need those republicans to get that tax reform through. a shakeup for one of the largest oil companies. chevron ceo may be stepping down. the company is k looing for new leadership and expected transition next month.
chevron did not confirm the rumor. it does not comment on speculation. however, watson's likely exit comes during a dramatic time for oil companies. google and walmart, they're teaming up to take on amazon. walmart will start offering hundreds of thousands of products on google platforms including voice ordering through google assistant. a direct threat to amazon's voice shopping with alexa. it is the first time walmart is selling its products not on its own site. a team up does not ensure success over amazon. amazon is still the primary stop for most online shoppers but i'm telling you every retailer out there, anybody who sells anything has an amazon strategy because it's just a category killer. >> i do not have an exit strategy. i'm still coming to work at 2:00 a.m. when i win the lottery. i'm just taking the helicopter. >> thanks for joining us.
i'm christine romans. >> "new day" has all the headlines and reactions starting right now. we'll see you tomorrow. if you want to discover the source of the division in our country, look no further than the fake news. this issue in charlottesville is the albatross. >> they've got clubs and everything. >> antifa. >> i worry, frankly, about access to nuclear codes. >> the president is very much like the president was at almost every one of his rallies. >> we were just one vote away from victory. >> the president had more kind words for the leader of north korea than he did for a war hero who is fighting brain cancer. >> this is "new day" with chris