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the president assault on nato allies and scratching their heads. ahead of today's trip to the uk the president called the defense spending to double. bias. at the fbi. peter strzok and lisa page testify side by side. later today. >> croatia over comes early trouble to tackle england at the world cup. a final against france awaits this weekend. the agony of defeat. good morning and welcome to
early start. >> the president in london. that city just heartbroken. the whole country is stuped by what happened in the second half. 8:00 a.m. in london. 9:00 a.m. in brussels. we're live around the world in the next half hour. we start with diplomats dumbfounded by trumps barrage of attacks on nato allies. accusing germany of being a captive of russia. calling nato members delinquent on the defense spending insist they increase it immediately. the president tone rattling the alliance. >> it's like the world has gone crazy. trumps performance was beyond belief. on policy the president demanded country double the commitment for defense spending. let's turn to senior diplomatic editor at nato headquarters in brussels. >> good morning. president trump was suggesting that nation double their defense
spending from 2% of gdp to 4%. from what i have been talking hearing from sources who are closely behind the scenes yesterday, this was unexpected. but it's not gone as badly as people thought it might have gone. they knew trump was coming on a mission to get more money. it doesn't help much for the unity of nato when he goes so far out on a limb. the nato is together and strong. others i talk to the prime minister said president trump is doing what other u.s. presidents have done. getting nato to put the hands deep in the pocket and come up with defense spending needed. so president trump is pushing needed as well. divided opinion. but still concern. >> this morning the president heads to uk for the long awatded
visit for the ally. what can we expect? >> you can expect a huge amount of street protest in london. the fences and barricades have been going up. you can expect the british government to keep the president away from the kind of ruckus reception. there is expected to be a large blimp of a baby trump floating in the air. paid for by antitrump supporters in britain. meeting friday with the queen. having tea with the queen. having lunch with the british prime minister. not at downing street. at her country retreat outside london to avoit the crowd. when he gets in tonight a big dinner. the place where winston churchill grew up. >> thank you. in brussels. i bt you're headed to london
later today. thank you, sir. >> two countries choes le watching the president. germany and russia. europe is getting a vivid idea of what the president meant when he said his meeting with vladimir putin could be easier than talks with america allies. more on the reaction from germany and russia. live from moscow. good morning to you. the president had harsh words for germany. not necessarily to germany. he delivered the remarks to nay know officials and it was pleasant oddly enough with germany. >> yeah, he essentially said he believed germany was under the thumb of the russians because of the pipeline. they're building between russia and germany. merkel shooting straight back saying she knows the value of freedom. she grew up in communist germany. and therefore knows the value of having your own independent policy. obviously taking a swipe at
president trump. saying look, don't meddle into our internal affairs. the fact merkel is seen as a pro-american chancellor. rattling european allies together to get them up against russia as far as the sanctions were concerned. with the ukraine policy and worked closely with the obama administration. and also one of the things the germans aren't taking well is president trump is attacking merkel at a time when shes having trouble internally. politically at home. he's seen as kicking her while she's not down but on the ropes. we heard mer kl fire back at president trump after that. >> coming days before the president meets with vladimir putin. in helsinki. any reaction from the kremlin? >> one of the things the president said before he went on the trip he said the meeting
with vladimir putin might be the easiest one of the entire i ten rare. the russians are seeing as well. a tv show we were seeing yesterday they were saying we cannot believe what president trump is saying to nato allies. russians have been criticizing nato for a long time. and saying they believe nato is actually an alliance against them. infringing on the russians. officially the kremlin has been careful with the statements. not wanting to derail the summit or effect it before it starts. you can feel the russians are not unhappy about some of the things the turmoil in brussels at the nato summit. >> they may like the turmoil. probably don't like the comments about the pipeline. which will bring them money from germany. >> the president comments provoking a mixed reaction among republicans at home. cautiously expressing support while trying to avoid public
shaming the president. >> good morning. the president has clearly rattled nato allies here in brussels. washington is trying to send a signal that the president is not speaking for the entire united states. when he makes his comments in the way he does. the brash manner. both the house and the senate have passed resolutions expressing support strong support for nay know alliance. unanimously yesterday expressing support in the wake of the some of the presidents comments about germany in particular. that criticism that we heard saying germmy is captive to russia. senator bob corker a republican oftentimes ally of president trump. he also sounded off on that. suggesting the president was trying to tear dow nato.
>> the rhetoric to me is is just damaging to us. and damaging to others unnecessarily. i there are ways of communicating with your friends and sometimes it feels like we punch our friend in the nose. and hold our hand out to people that are working strongly against us. >> the president allies also appear a little bis disspirited by the comments yesterday. particularly during the meeting with the nato secretary general. when the president was going after germany. you can see the white house chief of staff shifting uncomfortably in his seat. looking away as the president made the remarks. white house press secretary was asked about the remarks by the "washington post." and responded the chief of staff was displeased because he was expecting a full breakfast and there were only pastries and
cheese. >> she was trying to make a funny there. >> everyone hates to show up and not have a full breakfast. where's the bacon. >> peter strzok testifies publicly today. former fbi page could be alongside him. text fuelled republican claims of an antitrump bias. strzok and page were having an affair during the presidential campaign. judiciary and committee 10:00 a.m. eastern time. page defied a subpoena to appear privately before the committee yesterday. >> mark meadow said the committee plans to give page two option. appear later this week or testify alongside strzok in public today. no confirmation whether she plans to take up either offer. the president tweeted about this on 2:00 a.m. eastern time. he said when attorney general jeff sessions would get involved. >> breaking news over night.
thousands of asylum seeker maybe turned away at the border because of a trump administration policy. border officers who evaluate a asylum and refugee applications have new guidance. ordering them to reject claims based on fear of gang and domestic violence. officers also now allow to reject claims by immigrants who cross the border illegally. even if they have a legitimate fear of percent kougs. >> administration officials expect reunification to be finished this morning for kids under age five separated at the border. that excludes the 27 parents deemed ineligible because of criminal backgrounds or issues. and imminent for the girl in this audio tape. >> the recording the big part of the events that forced the
president to reverse the border separation policy. six year-olds mother was released from the south texas detention center last night. and heads to arizona. where she hopes to see her daughter tomorrow. >> white house comes with more scrutiny than working at fox news. bill shines wife said about women being sexually harassed in the military.
breaking over night stormy daniels arrested at a strip club in ohio. his client was taken into custody for allowing a customer to touch her on stage. he calls the arrest politically motivated. cnn reached out to the columbus police department. >> trouble this morning for the brand new white house deputy chief of staff for communication bill shine. audio of his wife mocking
victims of sexual harassment. she's been under scrutiny for reportedly making racially charged remarks and spreading baseless antivac nation conspiracy theories on her deleted twiter account. these comments on a radio show on 2009. how women in the military should expect to be sexually harassed. >> why on earth would you fight to go on a submarine ship for months on end. there's a story with the women who are upset they're sexually harassed. in the military. what do you think is going to happen? you go on a submarine for 12 months for 4,000 horny soldiers. >> she hasn't responded for request for comment. whether bill shine agrees with her comments there was to response. >> china vowing to retaliate against america's tariffs. a number of non-tariff ways to hit back. the administration drew up a
list of tariffs on $200 billion on chinese goods. china plans to hit back. it doesn't buy enough from the u.s. to match tariffs dollar for dollar. only about $130 billion from the u.s. last year. instead beijing will use qualityive measures. that could be bad news. a huge market for them. and stricter inspection, delaying approval of business deals. hold up at customs and ports. customer boycott and the chinese government could block expansion plans. walmart and general motors have plans to grow in china. tesla is building a factory there. and could hit the u.s. government directly selling u.s. treasury bonds. holding $1.2 trillion in u.s. debt. >> 3:17 eastern time. 9:17 in brussels. you see the president on his way to a meeting with the north
atlantic counsel. part of the nato summit. he will meet with the leaders of georgia and ukraine. good morning to the president. he was up and tweeting about germany and strzok and page an hour ago. another busy day for the president. if he stops kp chats with the media we'll bring you the remarks. no entourage assembled there. just the president walking solo. >> he began the meeting about 24 hours ago. the presummit breakfast with the nato secretary general. where he dressed down germany and had very sharp, undiplomatic words for germany saying they were a captive to russia. we're told the meetings later in the day were less confrontational. he set the mood early. it was less confrontational throughout the evening. >> the remarks directed at stoelten berg and not mer kl.
and the pipeline. certainly problematic for people around the world. saying he may have a good point. why filter billions of dollars to russia and have us pay all this money to protect you from russia. we'll see where this goes. there's now video of george clooney's crash in italy. the moment his scooter hit an oncoming car. security footage obtained by a newspaper shows the actor riding up a road. on tuesday. you can see collides head on with the car. the impact sent him high into the air and smashing to the ground. the 57 year-old was taken to the hospital and recovering at home. it's incredible he recovered so fast. from what looks to be -- >> lucky him. >> scary accident. >> waves, smiles and tears from the youth soccer team rescued from a cave in thailand. our first look at the rescue efforts under ground. my name is jeff sheldon,
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treacherous path for rescuers to try and carry the kids out. what you see in the video is rescuers braving very dangerous conditions. carrying boys out on stretchers. at some points they actually have to hoist the stretcher. part rs of the cave were so steep that rescuers couldn't carry the stretcher safely. they to hoist them up to get the boys up. running water and how murky it is. incredibly difficult task. you see them giving initial medical treatment inside that cave. so really good insight that we didn't have before. into how difficult this rescue operation turned out to be for the brave volunteers and the military. and the international military. they came here to get the boys out. between video of the rescue attempt and video of the hospital. we are getting more and more insight into this situation over all. here in northern thailand.
>> all right. great reporting. >> croatia will meet france in the final. they defeated england 2-1 in extra time. scoring the deciding goal in the 109th minute. after the match he called the out come a miracle. croatia last in 1998. france last won the title in they beat brazil in a world cup they hosted. should be a terrific final. everyone expected england to win that match. particularly 1-0. but you have to give it to the croatia team. >> second smallest country in history. >> sunday 11:00 a.m. the final. should be a good one. the president heads to the uk this morning. wrapping up nato meetings. before he leaves he set the summit into turmoil with attacks on our allies.
the president assault on nato allies has diplomats scratching their heads. today's trip to uk. calling for defense spending to double. >> text fuelled claims of bias at the fbi. could strzok and page testify side by side later today. >> and the founder and the face of the papa johns someone who you all know. he resigned as ka chairman of the board. what he said on a company conference call that brought him down stunning racist remarks. >> company conference call with a an image consultant. about how to put on a better face for senseivity. >> not his first blunder. welcome back to early start. >> it's 31 minutes past the
hour. let's begin with diplomats dumbfounded by the barrage of attacks on nato allies. accusing germany of being a captive of russia. calling nato members delinquent on spending. saying they increase it immediately. the president's tone rattling the alliance. >> one senior diplomat saying quote it's like the world has gone crazy. his performance was beyond belief. on policy the president demanded countries double the commitment from defense spending from 2 to 4%. nato headquarters in brussels. good morning. what's the reaction there? we shouldn't be surprised by harsh rhetoric from the president. is anyone there? >> i was just saying the sail thing. the diplomats and leaders here knew something was coming. they couldn't predict what it was going to be. i don't think president trump
failed to deliver on their expectations. at the same time i'm told he didn't deliver on the worst fears. this suggestion to raise defense spending to 4% of gdp. over playing the united states commitment saying it was 4.2%. when it's 3.5% spent on defense spending which is nato commitment 2 the%. the suggestion it should go to 4% and the heavy slap down of germany as well. it's something here that some officials are saying lock this is not the unity that nato needs to present to russia. right now. this is not the kind of disunity we should be showing president putin on the eve of the trip to go and meet him in helsinki monday. another diplomat here told me that look, president trump is doing what we want him to do which is get more money from all
the nato allies. into nato defense spending. because this was a baltic state leader i was talking to. we're on the front line. we want the pockets to be full of change when it comes to defense spending because we need that money. so you have views on both sides of the fence. >> the theme going in of the summit was strength and unity. it's in fighting and division now. but the president heads the uk for the long awaited visit there. and besides a blimp with a trump baby, flying above the sky in london. what should we expect? >> ruckus street protests outside the residence where he'll be staying in london. he may not see that. he will be on air force one. the concern is among british politicians that trump maybe dismayed and greatly upset. if he sees the scale of the protest.
there's a possibility. he won't be in central london. he'll be in a palace. this was the residence of the winston churchill grew up. hoping the that will appeal to president trurp and on friday he'll have tea with the queen. that's been high on his list of things to do. as well as lunch with the british prime minister. not one of his favorite politicians. but brexit and the special relationship. >> a lot of questions. support for theresa may with all that's happening there. all the turmoil she's facing. live for us in brussels. >> two countries watching the president germany and russia. europe is learning what the president meant when he said his meeting with vladimir putin could be easier than talks with america's friends. for more on the reaction from germany and russia. live from moscow.
>> yes, the russians are saying they never would have expected the turmoil they saw at the nato submit. it was interesting on russian government state run tv. i should say some pun dants saying they never would have thought that president trump would do vladimir putin's job for him. rivaling the nato alliance. look the turmoil is none of our business at the same time saying they don't like the alliance. feeling nato has been infringing on them and is a threat to russia. for them obviously they believe the optics of the trump putin summit will be better than the optics out of the nato summit. russians certainly gearing up for that. one thing they are concerned about is president trump talk about the pipeline between russia and germany. they say it's a very important project to them. it's an economic project. not a political project. that's one thing they're saying that could be a real issue at
that trump putin summit. >> that's on monday. any reaction from the kremlin and how this could effect that summit? >> well, i think at the moment the kremlin is really trying to be fairly low key. about all of this. they're saying it's good that the two presidents are talking. it's the first time in a long time. they believe this could be a steppingstone for better relations but it's too early to tell. however if you look at the pun dents and other politicians in russia believe it could be the dawn of new relations between president trump and the russian federation. they believe russia could step into the role that europe has had in the past of being the main partner of the united states. probably still very early to tell all of that. obviously they see there could be the hitches along the way. vladimir putin we have to always keep in mind is someone who is very good and very smart at negotiating. that will be a tough one.
>> step into the role of europe. it's got an economy the size of smaller than italy. it is a nuclear power. it's kind of a unique situation. in terms of its role on the world stage. all right. thank you so much. >> president trump confrontational comments provoking a mixed reaction. among republicans here at home. let's bring in white house reporter. what are you hearing? >> well the president showed up a little while ago for his first meetings of the day. and he showed up late. for his first working session. it was a meeting with georgia and ukraine and the north atlantic counsel the primary working body here the the president strolling in a half hour after that meeting began. after most leaders were seated and engaging in the session. which was focusing on russia and aggression. this comes after the president rattled many of the u.s. nato
allies yesterday with the comments about defense spending and in particular about germany being a captive of russia. washington has tried to send a signal that the president is not necessarily speaking for the entire united states. the house and the senate both passing non-binding resolutions expressing support for nato. and senator bob corker the republican chairman of the foreign relations committee sounded off. expressing concern. >> the rhetoric to me is just damaging to us. and damaging to others unnecessarily. i agree on the substance. there are ways of communicating with your friends and sometimes we punch or friends in the nose. and hold our hand out to people that are working strongly against us. >> and so far the president hasn't made any remarks today at
nato. we'll of course standby to see if he makes any similar comments as yesterday. and later in the day of course he'll be heading to london. where he'll see visible signs of protest. even if he doesn't from the nato leaders. >> strolling in casually 30 minutes late to a meeting about russian aggression is making a statement. >> fbi agent strzok testifies publicly today and former lawyer page could be alongside him. their texts fuelled republican claims of an antitrump bias at the bureau. strzok and page were having an affair during the presidential campaign. strzok appears 10:00 a.m. eastern. page defied a subpoena to appear privately yesterday. >> house freedom caucus leader said the judiciary committee plans to give page two options appear for a closed door interview. or testify alongside strzok in public today. no confirmation whether she
plans to take up either offer. the president tweeting about this at 2:00 a.m. eastern time. asking when attorney general jeff sessions would get involved. >> breaking over night. thousands of asylum seekers maybe turned away at the border because of a trump administration policy. border officers have new gliodance. it orders them to reject claims based on fear of gang and domestic violence. officers now allowed to reject claims by immigrants who cross illegally. even if they have a legitimate fear of persecution. >> they expect reunification to be finished by this morning for children under five separated at the border. excludeing 27 parents deemed ineligible. a unification appears immeant for the girl in this audio.
the recording a big part of the events that forced the president to reverse the border separation policy. six year-old's mother was released from a south texas detention center last night and heads to arizona where she hopes to see her daughter as early as tomorrow. pending dna results. >> all right. stormy daniels back in the news. arrested over night. >> we'll tell you why and what her lawyer is saying about this. next.
that appears to be a violation of the an ohio law. he calls daniels arrest politically motivated. cnn has reached out to the police department for additional information. >> america trade war with china is hurting american farmers. slashing 25% tariffs of on soybeans. after u.s. hit china with tariffs worth $35 billion. a ten year low. down 13% now since the beginning of the year. china is the largest buyer of american soybeans. about a third of the harvest. they warned this will hurt them at an already rocky time for the farm economy. the tariffs are designed to hurt them. 18 states grow the majority of soybeans. all but two voted for trump. they haven't provided details. agriculture secretary wrote there are laws to protect the
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members of the rescued soccer team get to see the boys through protective glass. recovering in a hospital isolation unit. after spending 18 days trapped urnds ground. some details of the rescue only now coming to light. mat rivers has the latest from thailand. >> reporter: a lot of new video here. that we're seeing for the first time. coming out in northern thailand of video are e leased by the government. let's start with the rescue attempt the government releasing clips from the video they shot inside the cave. which show a an absolutely treacherous path for rescuers to carry the kids out. rescuers braving very dangerous conditions. carrying boys out on the stretchers. at some points they have to hoist the stretchers up onto a pulley system. parts of the cave were so steep. they actually had to hoist the stretchers up to get the boys
out. running water and how murky it is. just a difficult task for rescuers. you see them giving initial medical treatment inside the cave. really good insight we didn't have before into how difficult the rescue operation turned out to be for the brave volunteers and the military. they came here to get these boys out. between video of the rescue attempt and video of the hospital we are getting more and more insight into this situation over all. here in northern thailand. >> thank you for that. more great reporting. croatia will soccer in england. croatia defeated new englaengla moscow. in the 109th minute, they get the goal. croatia will meet france which
one the last world cup in 1998. sunday at 11:00 a.m. eastern time. let's get a check on cnn money stream. the dow down 200 points after the u.s. announced tariffs on beijing. a strong earnings season kicks off this week. s&p profits forecast to be 20% higher than last year. right now global stocks are recovering. if you are on twitter, don't be surprised to see your account drop. twitter is dropping suspicious accounts. big accounts will see a significant drop. twitter says this is to make a trusted service for public conversation. an effort to fight trolls and fake news and disinformation on the platform. papa john's founder in trouble again. john schnatter is resigning as
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stock is plummeting. the story continues to explode on twitter. "early start" continues right now with the latest on the president's visit to the nato summit. the president at the nato summit in brussels. meeting with world leaders this morning and some harsh words for our allies in germany. we will have live reports this morning from brussels. claims of bias at the fbi. could peter strzok and lisa page testify side by side today? and croatia tops england at the world cup. the final against france awaits this weekend. the president coming to england just as their team exits the world cup. now all eyes on theresa may and president trump. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans.
it is thursday, july 12th. 9:00 a.m. in london. dumbfounded on the attacks on n nato allies. he called nato members delinquent on defense fespendin. >> one senior diplomat telling cnn it is like the world has gone crazy. on policy, the president demanded member countries double commitment for the defense spending from 2% up to 4%. let's turn to diplomatic editor nic robertson at nato headquarters. nic, no one surprised by harsh rhetoric from president trump. was it the words? what shook leaders there? >> reporter: you know, i think it was the nature he