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thele nfl fights back in a show of unity after president trump called on team owners to fire players who kneel during the national anthem. >> time is running short for the republican health care bill, opposition to the bill growing by the day as a new version attempts to target -- >> expanding the travel ban expanding it to north korea and venezuela. good morning everyone. welcome to "early start." nice to see you. >> good morning, i'm in this morning for dave briggs. it is 4:00 in the east.
and we begin with a league-wide show of solidarity. nfl players and owners united in protest against president trump after a weekend of relentless attacks condemning players who chose not to stand for the national anthem. players locked arms, kneeled, raised their firsts during the anthem. some teams skipped it entirely, staying in the locker room. >> even the national anthem singers were bending a knee. kneeling along with the pyers on the side lines. this all began when the president made these remarks at a rally in alabama, fright night. >> wouldn't you love to see one of these nfl owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say get that son of -- off the field. >> and he didn't stop there. the president tweeting nearly a
dozen times about protests by pro-athleti pro-athletes including this, quote. if they refuse to go to games until they stop disrespected our flal and country, you will see change take place fast. fire or suspend. in response, the president tweeted again, great solidarity. standing with locked arms is good. kneeling is not acceptable. bad ratings. >> head coach of the pittsburgh steelers said his players acted in unison. >> we didn't ask for this. this was placed upon iz by circumstance. i heard rumblings of guys talking yesterday. my contention was that we will not allow politics to divide us. many of them felt like something needed to be done. i asked those guys to discuss it
and whatever they discussed that we str 100% anticipation or do nothing. >> the president telling reporters his attacks have nothing to do with race. >> this has nothing to do with race. i've never said anything about race. this has nothing to do with race or anything else. this has to do with respect for our countrynd our flag. >> let's get more from cnn's boris sanchez at the white house. >>reporter: ryan and christine, the president choosing to make this issue of players kneeling during the national anthem at nfl games a focus of his on sunday tweeting out multiple times that they should not be kneeling during the national anthem. he actually wrote on sunday night sports spans should never condone. nfl should change policy. the president digging in his
heels after first calling for nfl owners to fire players who wouldn't stand. he's repeated the refrain multiple times, including once when he arrived here at the white house after spending several days at his resort in new jersey saying most people agree with him. >> i think that the flag has to be respected and oush country has to be respected. there's plenty of room to do other things, but our country has to be respected, and i've always felt very strongly about that. by the way, most people agree with me. >> we've seen an outpouring of anger from not only nba and nfl players but also coaches and owners including robert kraft. the president did respond on sunday saying that robert kraft is a friend though he disagrees with him and does believe owners should do something about these
plers, in s eyes, disrespecting the american flag. >> thank you. the latest republican attempt to repeal and replace appears to be on its last legs. against, the senate finance committee holds a hearing on the bill today. senators john mccain and rand paul already in the no column and the other two that's rights as well as ted cruz of texas all voicing concerns. republicans cannot afford to lose any of them. >> in attempt to win them over, they revised the bill. in a clear nod to senator murkowski it allows alaskans enrolled prior to 2020 to continue the eligibility after that. cnn's athena jones has more. >>reporter: good morning. a lot of eyes are going to be on gop senator susan collins. earlier this expressed serious
doubts about this latest effort to repeal obamacare. here's what she had to say cnn's jake tapper on state of the union. >> it's very difficult for me to envision a smar yo where i would end up voting for this bill. i have a number of serious reservations about it. i'm concerned about the impact on the medicaid program, which has been on the books for more than 50 years and provides health care to our most vel sablialcitins, including di children, and low income seniors. >> one more thing she said is she's concerned about the impact of this bill on costs and coverage. that is why she is awaiting to see how the congressional budget office scored this bill, what sort of sense they can get about the number of people who will still have coverage. i should mention we also heard over the weekend from texas
senator cruz saying rht now they don't have my vote. he would like to see more choices. this is by no means a done deal. we're going to be closely watching what is certain to be a pivotal week. >> certainly sets the stage for an interesting conversation tonight. cnn presenting a town hall debate with graham and cassidy. jake tapper and dana bash will moderate. that's tonight at 9:00 eastern right here on cnn. breaking overnight the president trump administration a new travel ban. eight foreign countries, chad, iran, libya, north korea, syria, venezuela and yemen. this new list targets several non muslim nations. in most cases travel will be
broadly suspended. in others passengers will undergo enhanced screening. >>reporter: the trump administration has unveiled travel ban 3.1. new travel restrictions. chad, iran, liby north korea, somalia, syria, venezuela and yemen, as a replacement to the central portion of that controversial travel ban which expired on sunday morning. the new restrictions vary by country and include a phased in h approach. most of the limitations you won't see go into effect until mid next month. unless they have a so called bona fide relationship with a person or entity in h the country. now, individuals with that bona fide exception, like a grandparent, can still apply for
visas to come to the u.s. until october 18. but after that date, these new restrictions will begin. the on a call with reporters, a senior administration adviser called the new restrictions tough but tailored and quote vital national security. the supreme court is also set to hear arguments on this next month and the justice department will be filing an update with the supreme court soon. >> thanks. an attorney for jared kushner confirming the president's son-in-law and adviser used a private e-mail account. fewer than 100 e-mails from jan or august were either sent to or returned by mr. kushner to colleagues in the white house from his personal e-mail account. political first reported his first use saying it was set up during the transition in december and use to the trade
e-mails with senior white house officials about media coverage. then candidate trump repeatedly attacked hillary clinton for her use of a private e-mail server during her tenure as secretary of state. all right 10 mens past the hour. the justice department has opened an investigationnto a deadly shooting at a tennessee church. a mass gunman opened fire at the bern net chapel church. according to sources he used to attend the koich. he was hospitalized then released to police who are still investigating a possible motive. he is due in court wednesday. the gop's tax plan rolls out this week. the price has talked tax reform for months but there have been
few detail the. what can we expect? mainly tax cuts. on that point the administration has given mixed message, treasury secretary said the white house never promised it it wouldn't cut taxes for the rich. >> it was never a promise or a pledge. what it was and it is still is what the president's objective was. i think what's important is it creates a middle income tax wcu, makes businesses competitive and creates jobs. >> there's no agreement how they will be paid for. administration says economic growth will foot the bill. but some of considering offsets. a reportedly only three tax deductions are safe. charitable, mortgage interest, and retirement saves you but eliminating any deduction will be difficult.
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and adding north korea to the travel ban. i want to bring in ben wiedermann. he is live in tokyo. >>reporter: it seems the president trump is speaking loudly and carrying a big stick, using both those b 1 bombers flying off the coast of north korea as a stick, and of course, speaking very loudly with this words. the reaction in the region has by and large not been positive to this sort of talk. we did see for instance the people's daily, which is the official newspaper of the chinese communist party saying trump's chest thumping is not helpful. we also heard a spokesman for the chinese borne ministry sensive an that any sort rhetoric like thiss not helping the situation.
also a spokesman for the ruling party in south korea saying this talk, and speaking about both from kim jong-un and the north korea regime and president trump is merely serving to heighten anxiety. in the past we had u.s. administrations that did carry a big stick. they did use this sort of diplomacy in the past but spoke some what more softly. >> thank so much for that. the no, sir to see you. two major after shocks in mexico this weekend with a country still reeling from a deadly earthquake. we'll go live to mexico city, next.
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the death toll in mexico rising to 319 following last week's earthquake. a new challenge for search and rescue efforts as two powerful aftershocks hit southern mexico. cnn's ivan watson is live in mexico city. >>reporter: that's right. the death toll liesing to at least 319 victims of this earthquake. one of the victims, her body was recovered on sunday from the eig site of a school that collapsed. the woman has not yet been identified at the enrique school, but that now brings the death toll at that location 0 to some 19 school children who were killed and seven adults who were
also victims at that location. now, where i'm standing here, it's after 3:00 in the morning here, as you can see, the operation here is working round the clock with teams that have come from all over the world, from the u.s., israel, japan, spain and of course mexico as well, and we believe there are some other countries that have been involved here at a six-story office building that collapsed with scores of people still believed to be missing inside. all around this location, there are families of the loved ones camping out, conducting an agonizing vigil. there's a sign that one family has put up in the last day that says quote, adrian, you're a warrior, wur family and friends are waiting for you. we love you very much. several days ago toe broht in h heavy machinery. picking up some of the slabs of
concrete on top of this building. further, the mexico city mayor has announced thousands of buildings have been inspected and are habitable. classes will resume today. but this is still a city recovering from the earthquake. >> a little bit of progress amidst all that heart break. in puerto rico, aid is beginning to arrive. officials there describes desperate conditions in the wake of hurricane maria. millions cut or from the world since wednesday. the threat from maria is not over yet. a tropical storm watch in effect to the north korea coast. nfl players defying the president with anthem protest,
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the nfl fighting back in a show of unity after president trump called on team owners to fire players who kneel during the national anthem. >> time is running short for the republican health care bill, as a new version attempts to target. >> breaking overnight. the white house rolling out the new travel ban and expanding it to eight countries including north korea and venezuela. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm ryan nobles in for dave
briggs. >> dave -- leg wide show of solidarity. uniting in protest against president trump after a weekend of relentless attacks, the president condemning players who choose not to stand. in said ups across the -- players locked arms or they kneeled or raised their firsts during the national anthem. some teams skipped it entirely and stayed in the locker woman. >> room. >> even the singers, joining the protest kneeling along with the players on the side lines. of course this all began when the president made these remarks at a rally in alabama friday night. >> wouldn't you love to see one of these nfl owners when someone disrespects our flag, to say get that son of a-off the field right now. out.
he's fired. he's fired. >> that was just the beginning. president tweeting nearly a dozen times about protests by proathletes including this. if nfl fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our flag and country, you will see change take place fast. fire or suspend. in response, the president tweeted great solidarity for our national anthem and our country. standing with locked arms is good. kneeling is not acceptable, bad ratings. those locked arms? those were teams and owners together showing solidarity against the comments. >> mike tomlin who's the head coach of the pittsburgh steelers, one of the three teams that remained in the locker room said his players acted in unison. >> we accident ask for this. this was placed upon us by circumstance. i heard rumblings of guys talking. my contention was we would not
allow politics to divide us, we're football players and teams. if many of them felt like something needed to be done. whatever they discussed, we have 100 participation or do nothing. >> these were all conversations happening within 24 to 48 hours. many say president trump is capitalizing on the politics of racial division. here's what he says. >> this has nothing to do with race. i've never said anything about race. this has to do with respect for our country and our flag. >> let's get more now on this controversy from cnn's boris sanchez at the white house. >>reporter: ryan and christine, the president choosing to make this issue of players kneeling during the national anthem at nfl games a focus of his on sunday tweeting out multiple time that is they should not be kneeling during the national
anthem. he actually wrote on sunday night, quote, sports fans should never condone players that do not stand proud for the national anthem or the country. nfl should change policy. the president digging in his heels after first calling for nfl owners to fire players that wouldn't stand at a rally in alabama on friday night. he's repeated this refrain multiple times, including once when he arrived here at the white house after spending several days at his resort in h new jersey saying that most people agree with him. listen to what the president said. >> i think that the flag has to be respected. our country has to be respected. there's plenty of room to do other things, but our country has to be respected and i've always felt restrongly about that. and by the way, most people agree with hee. >> we've seen an outpouring of anger from coaches and owners,
includi include robert kraft who said he was disappointed. the president did respond on sunday saying robert kraft is a friend though he disagrees with him and does believe owners should do something about these players in his eyes disrespecting the america flag. >> the latest republican attempt to repeal and replace appears to be on its last legs. a meeting today. senators susan collins and lisa murkowski, and ted cruz all voicing concerns. >> they weren't giving up yet. in attempt to win them over. party leaders revised the bill and circulating yet a new measure on sunday. it is a clear nod to senator murkowski. it allows native americans and alaskans to continue their
eligibility after the 2020. cnn's athena jones has more. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of eyes are going to be on gop senator susan collins, earlier this week she expressed serious doubts about in latest effort to repeal obamacare. here's what she had to say. >> it's very difficult for me to envision a scenario where i would end up voting for this bill. i have a number of serious reservations about it. i'm concerned about the impact on the medicaid program, which has been on the books for more than 50 years and provides health care to our most vel special citizens, including disabled children and low income seniors. >> she's concerned about this on cost and coverage.
that's why she's wait to go see how the bill is scored. what sort of sense the senators can get about the number of people who will still have coverage. we also heard over the weekend from texas senator ted kroouz -- more voice choices when it um, cans to coverage that people can purchase. this is by no means a done deal. we're going to be closely watching what is certainly to be a pivotal week. thank you. tonight cnn presents a town call debate. jake tapper and dana bash will moderate. >> see how much senator sanders a talks about single care. breaking overnight, a new travel ban. certain individuals from eight
foreign country, chad, iran, libya, north korea, somalia, syr syria, venezuela and yemen. the u.s. targets several non muslim nations including north korea and venezuela. in most cases it will be broadly suspended. in others passengers will have to under go enhanced screing. more from washington. . >>eporter: well the trump administration has unveiled travel ban 3.1. chad, iran, libya, north korea, somalia, syria, venezuela and yemen. as a replacement to the central portion of that travel ban which expired sunday morning. the new restrictions vary by country and include a phased-in approach. so most of the limitations you won't see go into effect until mid next month on october 18th. for the last three months, the trump administration has used an
executive order to ban foreign nationals from six muslim majority countries from entering the u.s. unless they have a bone nied relationship with a person or entity in the country. individuals with that exception like a grandparent can still apply for visas to come to the u.s. until october 18. but after that date, these new restrictions will begin. on a call with reporters, a senior administration adviser called the in you restrictions tough but tailored and quote vital national security. the supreme court is set to hear arguments on the merits next month. the justice department will be filing an update with the supreme court soon. thanks so much. an attorney for jared kushner confirming that the president's son-in-law used a private e-mail account to correspond. saying fewer than 100 e-mails
om january through august were either september to or returned. pol it was set up during the transition in december and used to trade e-mails with senior white house officials and others about media coverage during the campaign, as you can recall, then candidate trump repeatedly attacked hillary clinton for her use of a private e-mail soyer. >> the justice department and fbi have opened a federal civil rights investigation into a deadly shooting at a tennessee church. one person killed and 7 others injured when a man opened fire. according to members, a samson, a native of sudan used to attend the church. a 22-year-old usher who witnessed the shooting confronted z samson and during a struggle the alleged gunman shot
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>>reporter: what has jarred many allies of the united states such as japan and korea, as well as others like china is for the first time in history as far as anyone here can remember you have an american president who seems to be speaking with the same sort of rhetoric as the leader of north korea, and as a result, we are hearing concern from for instance, we heard from a speaksman from the ruling party in south korea, very important american ally, saying that heated rhetoric is raising anxiety in the region in a time of course when it's already high enough. we saw for instance, in editorial in the "people's daily" one of the main -- saying trump's chest-thumping isn't helpful. certainly the countries in the
reason are having to become accustomed to an american president who is not just carrying a big stick as the form of those b-1 bombers, but is also speaking not softly, but very loudly in a way that certainly, as diplomats cringing in the region. >> all right. thank you. >> germany's angelly merkel winning a fourth term but saw her party's team slashed in a surge of support for the far right in sunday's election. her conservatives one 32% of the vo vote, the far right winning third. she now faces the task of forming a coalition government. for the first former president barack obama warned
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the death toll in mexico rising to 319 following last week's 7.1 magnitude earthquake. a new challenge for search and rescue efforts as two powerful aftershocks hit southern mexico. cnn's ivan watson. >>reporter: the death toll did rise in part because the body of one female victim, an adult woman, unsighed so far, was found at another location. this was on sunday at a school that cnn reported on extensively, which collapsed. her body recovered there, bringing the death toll at that location, the school, to 19 school kids who were victims as
well as seven adults. the authorities say that all the children that were there have been completely accounted for. there was a ceremony, a mass, at a church here in mexico city for some of those tragic child victims of that just horrible tragedy. the there is another one here at this location, six-story offic building, get out of the way so you can see the operations taking place here under a bit of a rainfall right now, before 4:00 a.m., where the rescue teams are digging through the rubble of a six-story office building that collapsed, and they say they believe they're more than 40 missing people inside. all throughout this area here, there are many families that are here under the rain sleeping on the ground at this pre dawn hour. people helped by the many
volunteers here that are trying to support victims and families of the victims but just an agonizing vigil they're conducting here. there's a sign very close to where i'm standing here that says quote, adrian, you are a warrior, your family friends are waiting for you. we love you very much. that said, mexico city authorities, they say that more than 100 schools are reopening later today. a sign of some small progress in this disaster. >> must be just so nerve wracking to have aftershocks. le thank you so much for that. aid is beginning to arrive in puerto rico, officials describing desperate conditions. the a major dam now at risk of collapsing. millions of people without power cut off from the world since wednesday. and the threat for maria is not over yet.
a tropical storm watch now in effect for parts of the north carolina coast. >> let's get to meteorologist derek van dam. >> good morning. it's been almost two weeks and we're still talking about hurricane hoomaria. here's the latest from the national kurk center. category one. 85 miles per hour sustained winds near the center. the national hurricane center has hoisted tropical storm warnings for the potential of tropical storm force winds. it appears the hurricane force winds will stay well off shore. keep in mind tropical storm force winds extend at least 100 miles from the center of the storm. it is an expansive area of plowed, rain and wind. the other troubling factor is
the potential for dangerous rip currents. heaviest rain stays offshore but perhaps a inof or two along the cape hatter russ. lower 90s. is it really fall. >> thanks for that. let's get a check on cnn money stream. global stockmarkets are lower after wall street finish mixed. dow is down. but the dow still headed second consecutive week of gains. that's still a concern will but they rebounded in the arn try driven by health care stocks. those jumped after senator john mccain withdrew support. t-mobile and sprint are close to a deal. reuters reporting a possible merger. they would have 130 million subscribers. they first attempted to merge
three years ago but abandoned the plan. the business friendly trump administration may approve the merger. president trump picking fights with the sports world. under armor being criticized. it stands by the pre speech. at the company later deleted that tweet replacing with one that adds the word flag. that tweak made many people on social media unhappy. accusing the company of riding the fence and not picking sides. even yur reaction can be criticized. >> "early start" continues right now. the nfl fighting back in a show of unity after president trump called on team owners to fire players who kneel during the national anthem. >> time running short for the republican health care bill and opposition to the bill growing
by the day as a new version of the bill attempts to target key voters. >> breaking overnight, the white house rolling out a new travel ban and expand tg to eight countries. including north korea, and venezuela. good morning and welcome to "early start." >> nice to see you. i'm christine it is monday, sep. rise and shine many up first, a league wide show of solidarity. nfl players and owners united in protest against president trump after a weekend of relentless attacks. he condemned players. even in london, players locked arms, kneeled, they raised their firsts during the national anthem. some teams skipped the anthem entirely. whole team staying in the locker room. >> this was remarkable. even some national anthem singers were bending a