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the eagles are grounded. president trump canceled the champs visit to the white house over the national and then controversy. and special counsel robert mueller accuses paul manafort of witness tampering. i don't subscribe to that taking over the world. >> candid apple ceo talking about phone usage.
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it could change your lifestyle. are you on the phone a lot? >> i am. >> he was surprised. he thought he had it under control. >> our children is the big issue. >> good morning. welcome "early star i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. it is one week until the singapore summit. crowd size is an issue for the president. quote, our president is not a true patriot, but a fragile ego maniac and obsessed with crowd size and afraid of embarrassing of throwing a party to which no one wants to attend. this is over the controversy over players kneeling for the national anthem. in a statement from the white house, mr. trump says they disagree with their president because he insists they proudly stand for the national anthem and hand on heart and for the
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great people of the men and women of the military. of the people planning an event deserve better. safety malcolm jenkins raised a fist last year. some players have been kneeling to protest racial injustice. it famously prompted the president to say this. >> wouldn't you love to see one of the nfl owners when somebody disrespects our flag to say get that son of a bitch off our field right now. out. he's fired. >> cnn'se tapper learned the eagles had team meetings and no. somewhere between 10 and 12
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wanted to attend. eagles management released the statement. this has been an inspiration to come together. we are grateful for all of the support we have received. tory smith, who will play for the panthers next season, was far more vo tweeting so many lies. the men and women that wanted to go should ahave been able to go. and the philadelphia mayor echoing the sentiments on cnn last night. >> there is no one more disrespectful in this country than our president which is a sad thing to say. he avoided the draft five times in vietnam. if he wanted to be patriotic, he could have been back then as opposed to the sham of the issue of the national anthem. >> the white house renamed the 3:00 p.m. event the celebration of america. the president tweeting last night quote stay in the locker room for the playing of our
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national anthem is as disrespectful as kneeling. sorry. reminder, teams started coming out for the anthem in 2009 after the government paid them to do so. also staying in the locker room as an option for not standing for the anthem. and former trump campaign manager paul manafort charged w. special counsel robert mueller's team says he was asked to lie for them. he is currently on house arrest on unsecured bail. the allegation puts more pressure on manafort as prosecutors believe he coordinated with russians in the race. he faces two trials. one in virginia next month and one in washington in september. the charges relate to failure to disclose for lobbying for a foreign government and financial
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crimes. rudy giuliani denies the disclosure that the president dictated the statement of the son's meeting with the russian lawyer in trump uliani was on cnn's chris cuomo "primetime" last night. >> why do you think they chose to lie about the role in drafting the statement about trump jr.'s meeting with the russians? >> chris, you think somebody made a mistake? >> that's a lot of mistakes. >> why is it always that somebody --ouhink jay sekalow lied? maybe he got a few things wrong like i did in the beginning. you can make a mistake. if you want, you can say it's a lie. it's a mistake. i swear to god. the guy made a mistake. >> sarah sanders had trouble explaining the discrepancy about
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who crafted that misleading statemt whi came hours after the president tweeted. he could pardon himself if he wanted. jim acosta has more. >> reporter: dave and christine, the white house doing damage control after the president made questionable claims saying he has the power to pardon himself and the m unconstitutional. that is after sarah sanders questioned by reporters when she said he did not dictate a memo over the son's meeting with a russian lawyer at trump tower. sarah sanders said the president did not dictate that memo when she did. re is what she had to say. >> obviously, you said he did not dictate that statement. could you tell us the basis of your comment? >> this is a reference back to the letter. this is pertaining to a letter from the president's outside counsel a i cannot answer and
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i would direct you to them. >> what is your basis for saying that? >> i won't get into a back and forth. i encourage you to reach out to the outside counsel. >> reporter: the latest wreck legislation is -- recollection is the psident did dictate the memo. jay sekulow did not discuss whether or not the president dictated the memo. >> thank you, jim. it is primary day in eight states. baham alabama and mississippi, new mexico and california as well as others. a surge of new candidates possibly splitting the vote and leaving democrats out in a hand of swing district. this is over the california jungle primary. the top two advance regardless of party.
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"early start" begins at 3:00 a.m. tomorrow. complete election night coverage. former president bill clinton trying to explain himself after attempting to defend his handling of the monica lewinsky scandal. here is what he told craig melvin. >> do you feel you owe her an apology? >> i have never talked to her, but i did say publicly on more than one occasion that i was sorry. that's very different. the apology was public. >> mr. clinton was asked to elaborate on that mark during the book event tour last night. >> the truth is i got hot under the collar because of the way the questions were asked. the the suggestion was that i never apologized for what caused all
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of the trouble for me 20 years ago. so first one is i did. i meant it then and i meant it now. yes, but in a democracy. >> the president also says he is a supporter of the me too movement calling it quote long overdue. what d make of the tone of that interview with nbc? >> i thought craig's question was very fair and balanced where he used a piece of what monica lewinsky written in "vanity fair." in the new light of me too, do you feel differently about what happened 20 years ago. the president was defensive. he talked about how he left the office $16 million in debt. it wass if the president was talking about something that happened to him, not something he did. >> he mentioned having a sexual harassment policy in the 1980s. >> i was surprised it felt as they he did not anticipate the
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question. >> which is hard to believe. >> this is the story of the last year about men in power and women. >> and given kirstgillibrand'ri that. melania trump attended a white house event which was closed to the press out of respect for the families. a person in the room says the president joked about the first lady's absence from public fvie. it was awkward considering the event was to honor gold star families. ahe timing is set for the meeting with kim jong-un in singapore. with the summit one week away, the president may not see eye to eye with top officials. let's go to seoul and bring in alexandra field. may this have something to do
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with the libya model? >> reporter: we know the meeting will take place at 00 in the morning a week from now on tuesday. monday night in the united states. perhaps the most hawkish figure in north korea, the national security adviser john bolton seems to be silent in the run-up to the meeting. it has everything to do with libya. it was bolton who made the comments invoking the libya model. that exacerbated tensions with north korea. it led to the cancellation of the summit. we know john bolton was not in the room with the top diplomat who smoothed the meeting over. it was secretary pompeo who urged that will bolton not be present for that meeting. this seemed to highlight a growing rift with the top advisers of the president. this all happening in the run-up to the meeting. the white house is certainly playing it down.
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dave, what we heard from the president and secretary of state is really just they want to go ahead and have the meeting. this get to know you meeting. that may mean pompeo remain sidelined. he is the most hawkish figure going into the meeting. he may remain on the sideline. dave. >> should be an interesting week. alex, thank you. 12 minutes past the hour. even the ceo of apple admits he spends too much time on his phone. the new tool to help curb tech addiction. the new exclusive.
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how much time do you spend on your phone? even the ceo of apple thinks he spends too much time on his iphone. in the exclusive, tim cook, the ceo of apple said he was surprised after his tech habits after the apple tool called screen time. the developer conferenceeld
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monday was focused on healthy relationships with devices. >> i thought i was fairly disciplined about this issue. i was wrong. when i began to get the data, i was spending more time than i should. each person has to make the decision when they get their numbers as to what they would like to do. i encourage everyone to look and everyone to make an informed decision and ask themselves if they are picking up their phone ten times an hour or 20 times an hour. maybe they could do it less. >> great idea. apple has enhanced the do not disturb feature to hide notifications at night. howard schultz is leaving starbucks. he will step down as executive
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chairman this month ending the 36-year run of the public face. he took a progressive stance on gay marriage and immigration. fueling rule opmors he had poli aspirations. something to us he has denied. >> i have no interest in public office. i have no plans to run for office. >> i have no plans to run for political office. >> i want to be as involved as i possibly can as a citizen to help the country. i don't know what that means in the future. bid for the white house.include schultz says he is considering it. he is looking at a range of options. to be fair, people ask him all the time. >> what's your bet? >> i don't know. i think he wants to make society a better place. he has done it in business and
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now trying to find out now he is not with starbucks. >> fascinating run-up to 2020. guatemala officials say the death toll from the eruption of the fuego volcano has risen to 69. battered residents face more hazards with cloud of volcanic ash stretching 12-mile radius. officials are asking residents to be alert of mudslides. saudi arabia issued the first driver's license to women. ten received licenses on monday. officials second 2,000 to seek . the world's only ban on women behind the wheel ends june 24th. the saudi crown prince wants to increase the number of women in the work force. you have to remind yourself it is 2018. and ten women are about to get
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the right to drive. >> a trickle. progress. ahead, the supreme court rules in favor of the baker who refused to bake a cake for a gay couple. why could next time be different? that's next. ahh... me oming. and it's time. pack in even more adventure with audible. wi the largest selection of audiobooks. audible lets you follow plot twists off the beaten track. or discover magic when you hit the open road. with the free audible app, your stories go wherever you do. and for just $14.95 a month you get a credit, good for any audiobook. if you don't like it exchange it any time. no questions asked. you can also roll your credits to the next month if you don't use them. so take audible with you this summer... on the road... on the trail... or to the beach. start a 30-day trial and your first audiobook is free. cancel anytime, and your books are yours
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hostility towards phillips claiming he suggested religious freedom. the limited scope of the ruling writ by anthony kennedy leaves broader questions of religious liberty unresolved. the case is not expected to set a precedent. a man who police say killed sieople in the arizona area is . dwight lamont jones is dead. jones fatally shot six people. some having links to bitter divorce case. the suspect's ex-wife says her current husband recognzed a connection with her divorce and notified police. jones' ex-wife and child are safe. she called former husband a disturbed person. investigators are still trying to figure out if the last two victims found dead are connected to the divorce. at least 117 homes destroyed by lava from the kilauea
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volcano. hawaii's civil defense spokesman says there are still more homes to count. lava covers 5,000 acres. this video shows the conditions at kapoha bay. lava haze is still a concern. the washington capitals are one win away from the stanley cup. they beat the golden knights 6-2 to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the final. the caps put the game away early scoring three first period goals. game five is thursday night in las vegas. coming up, our flag is still there, but the eagles will not be. president trump pulls their white house invitation. he says it is over the national anthem. crowd size is also playing a factor here.
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the eagles are grounded. president trump canceled the super bowl champs visit to the white house over he says the national anthem controversy.
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the special counsel accusing paul manafort of witness tampering. prosecutors want him in jail until trial. could that make him more likely to cooperate? i don't subscribe to that taking over the world. i worry much more of people thinking like machines. >> candid apple ceo talking about phone usage. what the company is doing that could change your lifestyle. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. it's too late for us. do you monitor your kids screen time? >> i do. my kids don't have phones. i'm one of those wait until eight. polls open in a couple of hours. primaries in eight states. we start with the national anthem flap. our president is not a true patriot. a fragile egomaniac and obsessed
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with crowd size over throwing a party to which no one wants to attend. the move is the controversy over the players not standing for the national anthem. the president says he disagrees to proudly stand with hand on heart and honor the men and women of our military and people of our country. the eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation. the fans deserve better. it is worth noting no member of the eagles took a knee during the season last season. malcolm jenkins raised a fist last year. chrisg with a hand on the shoulder. the nfl will require players to stand on the field or teams will be fined. some have been kneeling to
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protest racial injustice. it famously prompted the president to say this. >> wouldn't you love to see one he nfl owners when somebody disrespects our flag to say get that son of a bitch off the field right now. out. he's fired. >> cnn's jake tapper learned the eagles held team meetings and leard not many of the players wanted to attend. the president making an issue of players taking a knee was never actually brought up. eagles management releasing this staem statement. watches the eagles community -- watching the eagles community come together has been inspir g inspiring. and one eagle tweeted so many lies. men and women should have been able to go if they wished.
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and jim kenney with the statements on cnn last night. >> no one more disrespectful to the country than the president. he avoided the draft five times in vietnam. he could have been patriotic back then as opposed to this sham of an issue relative to the national anthem. >> the white house renamed the 3:00 p.m. event the celebration of america. the president tweeting staying in the locker room for the playing of the anthem is as disf disrespectful to the country as kneeling. teams only started coming out for the anthem in 2009 after the government paid them to do so. also staying in the locker room is an option for players who don't want to stand for the anthem. >> let me get this straight. that was an advertising moment with the teams standing on the field. >> that is how it started in 2009. some thought they may take the
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issue and leave the players in the locker room. the nfl openers did not fill the issue. -- owners did not kill the issue. it is alive because the president kept it alive. >> getting more attention is the president decg patriotism looks like.en state were disinvited. have not heard the end of it. the special counsel accusing form trump campaign manager paul manafort of witness tampering. robert mueller's team says manafort asked witnesses to lie for him. they are asking a judge to send manafort to jail now until his trial. he is curre on house arrest. this puts more pressure on manafort as prosecutors
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investigate the possibility he coordinated with russians in the 2016 race. he faces two trials. one for lobbying for a foreign government and financial crimes. rudy giuliani denies the disclosure that the president dictated the statement on his son's meeting with the russian lawyer in trump tower. rudy giuliani on with chris cuomo last night. >> why do you think they chose to lie about the role in drafting the statement about trump jr.'s meeting with the russians? >> chris, you think somebody made a mistake? >> that's a lot of mistakes. >> why is it always that somebody -- you think jay sekolow lied? maybe he got a few things wrong like i did in the beginning. you can make a mistake. if you want, you can say it's a lie.
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it's a mistake. i swear to god. the guy made a mistake. >> many of the comments over the weekend were so over the top. some the ardent donald trump supporters are rejecting them. >> they are not serving him well when they needlessly show their cards and make arguments like he can impeach himself. why raise that issue? and rudy giuliani -- >> pardon himself. >> correct. a brilliant prosecutor suggesting that the president could have ordered james comey to be shot in the oval office and he could not be prosecuted for that? that is absurd. >> if i were president of the united states and i had a lawyer that told me i could pardon myself, i think i would hire a new lawyer. >> chuck grassley. white house press secretary sarah sanders had trouble explaining the discrepancy of who crafted the misleading statement that came hours after the president tweeted he could
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pardon himself if he wanted. jim acosta with more. >> reporter: dave and christine, the white house doing damage control after claimshe president has the power to pardon himself and saying the mueller investigation is unconstitutional. that is in addition to sarah sanders questioned by reporters over the statement she made last year when she said the president did not dictate the memo about the meeting at trump tower with the russian attorney promising dirt on hillary clinton. sarah sanders said the president did not dictate that memo when he did. here's what she had to say. >> this is a reference back to the letter. this is pertaining to a letter from the president's outside counsel and i cannot answer and i would direct you to them. >> what is your basis for saying that? >> i won't get into a back and
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forth. i encourage you to reach out to the outside counsel. >> reporter: one of the president's outside attorneys is jay sekulow did not discuss whether or not the president dictated the . he did not discuss if there was a conflicting statement. dave and christine. former president bill clinton trying to explain himself after attempting to defend his handling of the monica lewinsky scandal. here is what he told craig melvin. >> do you feel you owe her an apology? >> i left the white house $16 million in debt, but you typically have ignored gaping facts in describing this. i bet you don't even know them. >> he left $16 million.
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a lot ofhink he sounded like he was the victim. this happened to him. not that he did it. mr. clinton was asked to elaborate last night during the book tour. >> the truth is the hub-bub i got hot under the collar because of the way the questions were asked. the suggestion was that i never apologized for what caused all of the trouble for me 20 years ago. so first one is i did. i meant it then and i meant it now. >> the former president says he is a supporter of the me too movement calling it long overdue. monica lewinsky is grateful to the people who helped her evolve and gain perspective in the last 20 years. the meeting is set singapore with kim jong-un. the president may not be seeing
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eye to tie wisig eye with a top official. let's bring in alex field in seoul. >> reporter: good morning, dave. the meeting will take place in singapore at 9:00 a.m. at this point, a lot of details are still set to be hammered out. the white house is tempering the expectations of the meeting. we learned of a riftetween the president's top advisers leading into the meeting. the hauwkish figure, john bolto, seemingly sidelined. he has taken the hardest line against north korea and invoked libya and comparing it to north korea. that led to the cancelling of the meeting. it got back on track when the top north korean dignitary traveled to the united states.
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we understand that bolton wasn't in the meeting to smooth it over. secretary pompeo was there. all of that contributing to a rift with the secretary of state and national security adviser. the national security council rejecting claims of a rift. dave, it is interesting to point out here the administration official that would have taken the hardest line against north korea is really not in public view when it comes to the process just about a week away from this sit down. dave. >> a lot to work out. including who will pay for the hotel suite of kim jong-un in just one week. alex field. thank you. 42 minutes past the hour. even the ceo of apple admits he spends too much time on his phone. the new tool to help curb tech addiction. the new cnn exclusive next. y lo. carl? lowest price guaranteed.
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how much time do you spend on your phone? even the ceo of apple thinks he o his iphone too much. in a cnn exclusive, tim cook says he was surprised by his own tech habits after data from the apple tool. screen time. the annual developer conference was held monday and he spoke about it. >> a lot of announcements today and excitement at the developer
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conference. over 5,000 developers here to listen to announcements we will see on the phones the next few months. one interesting one which is unexpected. a tech addiction tool. screen time. apple is now giving us the ability to monitor how much time we're spending on our phones. certain features allow us to look at the numbers. for me it will be scary. the ability to take the power back and focus more. i spoke to tim cook about it. >> tell meut your tech habit. >> i have been using it and i have to tell you i thought i was fairly disciplined abouthis issue. i was wrong. when i began to get the data, i found i was spending more time than i should. >> where? >> i don't want to give you all the apps, but too much. the number of times i picked up the phone were too many. >> what do you tell people who are worried about tech impact on
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children? >> i think ultimately each person has to make the decision when they get their numbers as to what they would like to do. i encourage everyone to look and everyone to make an informed decision and ask themselves if they are picking up their phone ten times an hour 20 times an hour. maybe they could do it less. >> it is interesting to hear tim cook talk about this openly at a time where we are questioning tech and impact on society. this is months after wt happened with facebook and data privacy scandal. you hear a lot of serious questions being answered at the event. that is light ahearted in the spirit of innovation. >> thank you. the koch brothers oppose the moves on trade. they are launching a campaign against it. they want the administration to embrace free trade.
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the political network is planning a crusade urging the president to lift theetal tariffs on key allies and not slap tariffs on $50 billion of chinese good and modernize nafta and revise tpp. brothers gop kingmakers against the republican white house and many pro business republicans worry recent trade actions will hurt business. bob corker is working with senators to push back on tariffs. he pleads with democrats to join the efforts. a former officer charged with sending national defense information to china. ron rockwell was arrested on the way to the airport for a flight to china. the justice department says he handed over information from military conferences and in exchange, china gave him
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now more businesses, in more places, can afford to dream gig. comcast, building america's largest gig-speed network. a supreme court victory. narrow one for a colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple citing religious beliefs. the ruling did not directly address freedom of religion. instead it cited members of the colorado civil rights commission showing hostility toward phill p phillips to claim it to justify discrimination. the limited scope of the ruling by kennedy. the case is not expected to set a precedent. >> half baked ruling. 117 homes now destroyed by
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lava from the kilauea volcano. hawaii's civil defense spokesperson says there are more homes to count. lava covers nearly 5,000 acres. this new video shows the conditions at kapoha bay. a man police say killed six people in the phoenix area is dead. dwight lamont jones taking his life after being surrounded by police. jone fatally shot six people. some with links to his bitter divorce case. the suspect's ex-wife says her rrent husband recognized a connection to her divorce and called police. she calls her former husband a very emotionally disturbed person. investigators are trying to figure out if the last two victims found dead on monday are connected to the divorce. the washington capitals are one win away from lord stanley's cup.
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they took a commanding 3-1 lead in the finals. the caps put the game away early scoring three first period goals. washington can hoist the cup ever with a win in las vegas on thursday. what trade worry? big rally in tech pushing the nasdaq to a record close. its first in three months. tech companies grow fast if the broader economy loses momentum. apple, microsoft up double digit this year. nasdaq is up a cool 10% in 2018. to compare, s&p is up 2.7%. dow barely higher for the year. right now, global stocks mostly higher. twitter is joining the s&p 500. replacing monsanto. investors liked that. twitter stock jumped 3% on the news. why is monsanto bowing out?
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approving the sale of monsanto to bayer. facebook facing new allegations over how it handles user data. the new york times reports it shares data with apple and samsu samsung. including access to users friends without their consent. facebook disputes this claim, but lawmakers were quick to pounce calling for regulation. facebook is still recovering from the other data crisis. it exposed the data of 80 million users to a third party app. >> still not out of that mess. "early start" continues right now. nfl still dealing with the national anthem issue. the latest on that straight ahead. the eagles are grounded. president trump canceled the champs visit to the white house
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over the national anthem controversy. and special counsel robert mueller accuses paul manafort of witnmpering. prosecutors want him in jail until trial. i don't subscribe to that taking over the world. i worry much more about people thinking like machines. >> candid apple ing about phone usage. it could change your lifestyle. >> good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. it's tuesday, june 5th. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. we start with the nfl with the new national anthem policy, but same old problem. the president of the united states. here is a quote. our president is not a true patriot, but a fragile egomaniac obsessed with crowd size and

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