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bend, indiana, and i am running for president of the united states. >> and mayor pete buttigieg launching his 2020 race for the white house. good morning, and welcome to "early start." i'm boris sanchez in for dave briggs, great to be with you. >> great to have you this week. i'm christine romans. tax day, it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. file your taxes or file an extension, but don't forget. we begin with an absolutely stunning comeback for the man who once dominated the sport of golf. tiger woods clinching his fifth masters, 15th major title at age 43. he overcame scandal, serious back problems and a tightly packed leader board to win by one shot, the first major title in 11 years, in his first green jacket since 2005. cnn's don riddell has the story from augusta. >> reporter: christine, boris, can you imagine being world famous at something but your kids really have no idea. they can't imagine it. they have to take your word for
it or watch it on video because they never experienced it for themselves, that was the case with tiger woods kids sam and charlie. that was one of the reasons he wanted to pursue this comeback to see what he was capable of and so they could be a part of it too. that was why the scene on the 18th green sunday afternoon in augusta was so special. we all know it was historic. we all know it may well be the greatest sporting comeback of all time given everything that he has been through. to see tiger scoop up his kids and embrace him the same way he did with his dad. so emotional for so many people watching it. it has been an extraordinary triumph for tiger woods. this is a man who once dominated his sport, who transcended it. since 2008, it has been so difficult. there was the scandal, the public humiliation, the fall from grace, then all the health
issues, the back problems, the multiple surgeries, the spinal fusion operation. ranked 1200 in the world just a year and a half ago. tiger woods was telling us that it was painful just doing anything, riding in a golf cart. he didn't think he would necessarily be able to compete again and contend for majors, and now here we are, and the pursuit for jack nicholas's 18 major titles is back on. finally tiger has gone from 14 to 15. what does the future hold. i'll tell you this, there's three more majors this year, and the two american one are on courses where tiger has won, beth page and pebble beach. and royal port, nobody has an advantage because they haven't played a major tournament since the 1950s. this is not necessarily the end of the comeback, this could be the beginning. good luck managing the hype and the excitement ahead of the pga championship next month. this golf season just got so much more exciting.
can't wait for the next one. christine, boris, back to you. >> it was so emotional. i was at the airport watching the masters on my phone as it was ending and i had to hold back tears. people were staring at me. there were others also watching. >> just great. >> tiger is obviously still processing this, savoring the victory. he sat down one on one with our andy scholes. he talked about how it felt to win against the odds. >> tiger, you said before it's a miracle that you could even still play golf considering the back surgeries. 11 years, 4,000 days since your last major, did you ever think this day would come and how does it feel? >> i did think it would come, just because of what i did last year. i led on the back nine sunday. gave brooks, a run at the pga. i knew it was in me. now, did i know it was going to be this week, no, but i had a good feeling chipping the golf ball that i
was going to be in the mix. >> you joked before that your kids think of you as the video game golfer, your kids, mom, girlfriend were waiting for you at 18. what was that moment like when your son charlie jumped in your arms? >> surreal. i did the same thing with my dad, and i'm the dad with my son doing the same thing. it's amazing how live has evolved. it changed. that was 22 years ago when my dad was there, and now my son is there. my daughter was there. my mom was there. my mom was there 22 years ago. and the fact that she's still around, still kicking, still fighting, goes to show you her resiliency. it's hard to comprehend right now, honestly, i'm a few hours out of winning the tournament, i'm still trying to enjoy it and figure out i won it. i know i have the green jacket on but it's still, i think it's going to take a little bit of time for it to sink in. >> woods joins jack nicholas as the only player to have won the
masters in three different decades. woods first won as a 21-year-old in 1997. >> what a come back. to washington now where the fight to obtain the president's tax returns intensifying. white house press secretary sarah sanders coming up with a new line of attack. she argued members of congress just are not smart enough to examine the president's returns. >> i don't think congress, particularly not this group of congressmen and women are smart enough to look through the thousands of pages that i would assume that president trump's taxes will be. my guess is most of them don't do their own taxes and i certainly don't trust them to look through the decades of success that the president has and determine anything. >> the congressional research service says there are ten accountants in this congress. the ones on your screen, including two senators and eight house members. sanders comments come after house ways and means chairman richard neil ratcheted up his demand for access to the tax
retur returns. the law gives congress a right to those returns. if the irs doesn't respond by the new april 23rd deadline, the dispute will end up in federal court. sarah sanders says the trump administration is mulling the idea of sanctuary cities. it's up to democrats in congress to work with the president and take action. listen. >> this is not the ideal situation. the ideal solution is real simple. it's for congress, particularly democrats in congress, to sit down with the president, do their jobs and help us stop this awful crisis that's taking place at our border. it can't be denied or ignored anymore. they can either deal with it at the border and stop it from getting worse or they're going to have to take on some of that burden in their communities if that becomes an option. the chairman of the house judiciary committee, jerry nadler fired back. he told cnn's jake tapper, migrants should not be used adds
pawns in a game of political retribution. >> the president has no right to spend money appropriated by congress for other purposes to ship immigrants all over the country. he shouldn't use them as what he imagines is retribution to political opponents in various areas. it's another misuse of presidential power against the law. >> congresswoman ilhan omar says death threats against her have spiked since president trump tweeted about a speech she gave last month. in the friday tweet the president wrote we will never forget over a clip from a speech omar gave last month to the council on american islamic relations. in that speech she described the events of 9/11 as quote some people did something. the clip edited parts of her speech into footage of the twin tower attacks. she said violent rhetoric and
hate speech have no place in our society, much less our commander in chief. we are all americans. this is engaging lives. it has to stop. white house press secretary sarah sanders denying the president is encouraging violence. >> the president is absolutely and should be calling out the congresswoman for her not only one time but history of anti-semitic comments. the bigger question is why aren't democrats doing the same thing. it's absolutely abhorrent the comments that she continues to make and has made, and they look the other way. >> house speaker nancy pelosi offering her support. in her statements, the presidents words weigh a ton. president trump must take down his disrespectful and have dangerous video. speaker pelosi says she has spoken with the house sergeant at arms about omar's personal safety. president trump is heading to minnesota today for what the white house dribescribes as a t day event. it comes as the rest of
washington waits on high alert for the mueller report. cnn's sarah westwood has more from the white house. >> reporter: borrowis and christine, the white house is abrasioni bracing for the release of the report. bill barr is expected to release a redacted version as early as this week. there are no plans for anyone at the white house to expert executive privilege over parts of the report which could have led to more being redacted and the white house is maintaining it wants to see as much of the report as allowed by law. there will be some things like grand jury information that won't be included in the final report. white house press secretary sarah sanders said she expects that document to match barr's public summary of the document which included mueller's findings, according to barr that there was no evidence of collusion with russia.
take a listen. >> i don't think it is going to be damaging to the president because the entire purpose of the investigation was whether or not there was collusion. mueller was crystal clear in the fact there was no collusion. >> president trump will be heading to minnesota today for a tax day event while the white house and the rest of washington waits for the release of the mueller report. trump and his allies have argued that the release of the findings should be the end of inquiries into alleged collusion with russia, into alleged obstruction of justice. house democrats plan to continue their oversight into these and many other areas in the months ahead. bo boris and christine. president trump battling the fed, his opposition continues. trump tweeted if the fed had done its job properly which it has not, the stock market would have been up 5,000 to 10,000
points and gdp would be up. herman cane and steven moore have been criticized. last week four republicans said they would not vote to confirm the businessman. meanwhile, moore has been criticized for reversing his opposition to low interest rates and for his economic record. both are currently undergoing a background check. white house advisers say trump wants to nominate people who share his economic views. the president has repeatedly attacked the fed, specifically chairman jerome powell over rate increases last year. fed officials voted to keep interest rates steady, a signal they would not raise rates this year. the last rate hike was back in december. this is an independent board. it's just kind of mind b the pr attack this entity. you can see why, heading into 2020, he doesn't want rate increases. he wants the easiest monetary
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direct hit from the tornado either aren't there or are so badly damaged and mangled and flipped that you can't really recognize what they are. mobile homes are probably the worst case scenario in a tornado or any high wind event. >> this weekend's huge storm system ravaged areas from texas to alabama. in addition to that death in mississippi, at least four people were killed in texas, two others in hlouisiana, and one i alabama. mississippi's governor declaring a state of emergency for areas affected by the weather. pete buttigieg formerly declaring himself a candidate for president sunday. the 37-year-old mayor of south bend, indiana, announcing his run in a hometown speech. for the most part he focussed on policy and avoided attacks on president trump. this was one of the few exceptions. >> when something is grotesque, it's hard to look away, and the horror show in washington is mesmerizing, it's all consuming,
but starting today, we're going to change the channel. >> cnn's vanessa yurkevich is in south bend and filed this report for us. >> reporter: that's right. pete buttigieg making his announcement to run for president official, and he gave a very policy heavy speech. he talked about his three principles, freedom, security, and democracy. he talked a lot about the most important freedom to him being the freedom to get married to his husband, chasten buttigieg. they were able to get married last year, and he points to that as something that is crucially important to him, and his campaign. he also took on the president without specifically mentioning him by name. he tackled a lot of his policies and also gave a little dig at his make america great again slogan. >> the problem is that they're telling us to look for greatness in all the wrong places. if there's one thing that the
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states. >> mayor pete buttigieg just launched his 2020 race for the white house. welcome back this monday morning, i'm christine romans. >> i'm boris sanchez in for dave briggs. we start with tiger woods completing one of the greatest sports comebacks in history. >> america heat indices headline writer all agree this is the biggest story today. andy scholes is there, and he's live in augusta. >> reporter: good morning, guys, boris, don't worry you looked just like people all around the world wade wa world, this was epic, one of the greatest moments in sports history. eleven years, multiple back surgeries, professional and personal adversity. many thought tiger woods would never win another major but he proved all those doubters wrong putting on a big green jacket
yesterday, and tiger had never won a major when trailing heading into the final round but that was the old tiger. this tiger calm, cool and collected this entire tournament. that was until he putted in for the win. then tiger let out a big roar, couldn't stop celebrating. the entire gallery doing the same thing as tiger walked off 18. he shared a special moment with his kids and his moment. 1997, he was the youngest to win the masters at 21 years old. now the at 43, he's the second oldest. i sat down with tiger after the win to talk about what this means to him. >> you said before it's a miracle that you could even still play golf considering the back surgeries, eleven years, nearly 4,000 days since your last major, did you ever think this day would come, and how did it feel? >> i did think it would come just because of what i did last year, you know, i had a chance to win the open championship. i led going into the back nine on sunday.
gave brooksy a little bit of a run at the pga, officially second there. i knew it was in me. did i know it was going to be this week, no, but i had a good feeling that the way i was chipping the golf ball that i was going to be in the mix. >> you joked before that your kids think of you as the video game golfer because they had never seen you win a major. your kid, your mom, your girlfriend were waiting for you on the 18, what was that like when your son jumped into jyour arms. >> surreal. it's amazing how life has evolved, it changes. that was 22 years ago when my dad was there. and then now my son is there, my daughter was there, my mom's there. my mom was there 22 years ago, and the fact that she's still around, still kicking, still fighting, shows her resiliency. it's hard to comprehend right now. a few hours of winning the
tournament, i'm still trying to enjoy it. i know i have the green jacket on, but it's just, i think it's going to take a little bit of time for it to sink in. >> yeah, i followed around tiger much of the weekend, and i can't put into words of what this means to people. i saw people hugging. i saw so many high fives. a guy next to me said i never thought i would cheer for another person like this. tiger woods brings out so many emotions in people and that emotion on sunday was just pure joy. >> gosh, how lucky for you to be able to cover it. >> great to see the green jacket still fits. >> hard to top it. nice to see you this morning. to washington now where the fight is intensifying. white house press secretary coming up with a new line of attack. she argued members of congress are not smart enough to examine the president's returns. >> i don't think congress particularly, not this group of
congressmen and women are smart enough to look through the thousands of pages that i would assume that president trump's taxes will be. my guess is most of them don't do their own taxes and i certainly don't trust them to look through the decades of success that the president has and determine any thing. >> the congressional research service says there are ten accountants in this congress, the ones on your screen, two senators and eight house members f after house ways and means richard neil ratcheted his demands for access to the president's tax returns. this weekend, neil stressed the law gives congress a right to see the returns. if the irs does not respond by his april 23rd deadline, the dispute will likely end in federal court. sarah sanders says the trump administration is mulling the idea of releasing immigrants to sanctuary cities. it's up to democrats in congress to work with the president to take action. >> this is not the ideal situation. the ideal solution is real
simple, it's for congress, particularly democrats in congress, to sit down with the president, do their jobs and help us stop this awful crisis, that's takes place at our border. it can't did denied or ignored anymore. they can deal with it at the border and stop it from getting worse or take on the burden in the communities if that becomes an option. >> jerry nadler firing back, saying migrants should not be used as pawns in a game of political retribution. >> the president has no right to spend money appropriated by congress for other purposes to ship immigrants all over the country. he shouldn't use them as what he imagines as retribution to political opponents in various areas. it's another misuse of presidential power against the law. >> congresswoman ilhan omar says death threats have spiked since
president trump tweeted about a speech she gave last month. take a look at this friday tweet. the president writing quote we will never forget. that was over a video clip that omar gave in the council. she described the event as quote some people did something. the clip posted by the president put parts of her speech over footage of the twin tower attacks. she said quote violent rhetoric and all forms of hate speech have no place in our society, much less from our country's commander in chief. we are all americans. this is endangering lives. this has to stop. white house press secretary sarah sanders denied that president trump was encouraging violence. >> the president is absolutely and should be calling out the congresswoman for her not only one time but history of zehisto of anti-semitic comments.
why aren't democrats doing the same thing. it's absolutely abhorrent the comments she continues to make and they look the other way. >> house speaker nancy pelosi offered omar her support in this statement writing the president's words weigh a ton and his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real dangerer. president trump must take down his dangerous video. the small city mayor with the funny name. pete buttigieg formerly declaring himself a candidate for president. the 37-year-old mayor announcing his run in a hometown speech. >> reporter: pete buttigieg making his announcement to run for president official, and he gave a very policy heavy speech. he talked about his three principles, freedom, security and democracy. he talked a lot about the host important freedom to him, being
the premium to get married to his husband. chasten buttigieg. they were able to get married last year, and he points to that as something that is crucially important to him and his campaign. he also took on the president without specifically mentioning him by name. he tackled a lot of his policies and also gave a little dig at his make america great again slogan. >> the problem is they're telling us to look for greatness in all the wrong places. if there is one thing that the city of south bend has shown, it's that there is no such thing as an honest politics that revolves around the word "again." . it is time to walk away from the politics of the past and towards something totally different. >> reporter: as his campaign is now officially launched, he'll be hitting the road right away, heading to new york monday evening for a fundraiser, and
then heading off to iowa and a swing in new hampshire this weekend. back to you guys. >> vanessa yurkevich, joining us julian zelizer. good morning. how are you? >> so many of these candidates in the democratic field are focussing on issues, whether it's climate change or the economy or medicare for all. pete buttigieg mostly talked about policy yesterday but he did make this one comment about donald trump. listen. >> when something is grotesque, it's hard to look away, and the horror show in washington is mesmerizing, it's all consuming, but starting today we're going to change the channel. >> we know he's raised maybe $7 million, the president has raised a ton more than that. what do you make of this new entry into the democratic field? >> well, he's doing well. there's certainly a lot of excitement about his interviews, about his speeches. i think there is something there. it's the intangible quality of the candidates who just pop up,
and there's something about him that's antithetical to president bush that i think is appealing. he's smart, pragmatic, reasonable, and that might be the kind of candidate that can do well in this primary field. >> antithetical to bush and trump. >> yes. we have to piaoint out, there weren't high expectations, he's sort of outperforming. do you think the shine on him may take away focus from beto o'rourke, we were talking about beto o'rourke not being probably thrilled that buttigieg is doing so well early on. >> it will. it's certainly taken away some of the luster away from him it's early. this is the entrance period. there's many months before the caucuses start. as he shows, there's time to emerge and still make a case for the candidate. so i think it's too early to take people off the playing field. >> switching gears, talking about the president's tax returns. you saw what sarah sanders said about members of congress.
she tweeted this, members of congress not being smart enough. >> now she clarified it's democrats not smart enough. pull up the number of congress people who are actually accountants, though, a lot of red, both of the senators on the list are republicans. what do you make of this attack from the white house, does it make sense? >> it's predictable. look, what the president and his team always do is to go after the investigator, they are either corrupt, illegitimate. in this case, they're not smart. so it's a very standard attack. it's not true. congress has all the expertise that it needs, which it will show if it gets the tax returns, but it is part of the trump playbook. >> doesn't it remind everyone, it was because he was under audit. now it's not because he's under audit, it's because they're too dumb. >> keconsistency is not somethi the white house cares about. >> throwing things out there and
see if they stick, the so called sanctuary cities, moving migrants there, this is the president's approach to policy making, he throws things out there, some of which may not be legal, some of which may not fall under the purview of the president, but he's doing this with all sorts of issues. does this go well for the country moving forward that policy is brought out basically by spit balling and seeing what sticks to the wall? >> it's not a great way to use presidential power and that's why he's even getting push back we're hearing from the white house itself, from his own officials, you can't do this. it's not legal. >> does he care, though? >> he doesn't care. i don't think he cares. i don't think he thinks of exercising power that way. he does what he can do, and waits for that pushback to happen. here he's also using humans as pawns, and i think that also is what's rubbing people the wrong way. he gets to how he sees the immigration issue. he doesn't see it with empathy or sympathy.
he sees this as a problem to be solved, an issue to be fought and the people are simply part of this playing field. >> he goes to nn todminnesota t. it's officially a tax day event. he's going it talk about the economy. we heard him this weekend talking about the fed, saying the dow would be 10,000 points higher, 4% economic growth. there's no way to know that. what do you think of the two picks on the fed board, do you think they're going to make it through? >> these are controversial picks in terms of qualification and expertise. i think -- >> lack of qualifications and expertise. >> that's another way to say it, but those are the questions that are being raised. that said, this is the year of trump, and we've seen that kind of issue be put aside for nominations, confirmations and appointments. not everyone is qualified in this cabinet and in this white hou house. >> i remember when herman cane in the election was talking about the good job numbers and he basically was trafficking the
conspiracy theory they were made up by the crew. >> look, he's looking to have this economy pumped because this is his best asset going into 2020. >> julian zelizer, thank you so much. a deadly tornado carving a path of destruction across parts of the south. we'll take you there next. choose glucerna, with slow release carbs to help manage blood sugar, and start making everyday progress. glucerna.
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either aren't there or so badly damaged and mangled and flipped that you can't really recognize what they are. mobile homes are probably the worst case scenario in the tornado or any high wind event. >> this weekend's massive storm system ravaged areas from texas to alabama, in addition to the death in mississippi, at least four people were killed in texas, two more in louisiana, and one in alabama. mississippi's governor declared a state of emergency for areas that were affected by the severe weather. let's get a check on cnn business this monday morning. global stock markets basically mixed here. investors have a lot of earnings to go through in the u.s., and monitoring the u.s. china trade talk. you can see the performance around the world there, and gosh, barely moving lower here for dow futures on wall street, pointing slightly down. stocks were up, the s&p 500, the nasdaq both with a third straight week of gains. this week, the focus shifts to those first quarter earnings. goldman sacs, bank of america,
netflix, johnson & johnson. expectations are low. they are expecting profit growth actually shank down more than 4%. the first decline since the second quarter of 2016. more cancellations for american airlines ahead of the busy summer travel season. american extended flight cancellations through august 19th because of the boeing 737 max grounding. 115 flights a day will be cancelled. american airlines that has 24 of these jets in its fleet. southwest airlines also extended its flight cancellations through august. lyft has pulled its on demand electric bicycles from three major cities amid safety concerns. lyft pulled the bike from new york, d.c. and the san francisco bay area after some riders reported stronger than expected braking on the front wheel. about 3,000 pikes will be pulled from service and replaced with regular bicycles. lyft operates a mix of electric
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yeah. >> pelosi seem to go discount left wing policy proposals like medicare for all. she previously hesitated to endorse the green new deal as well. cnn has reached out to casino owe cortez's -- t to ocasio-cortez's office. we have yet to get a response. you used to be taller. >> how did you sneak up on me? >> how did you survive a knife through the heart? >> i didn't. >> brother, sister, reunited. the episode was available on directv four hours ahead of its scheduled airing. dire directv is owned by at&t and so cnn. apparently our system was as excited as we are for "game of thrones." >> what was the most heinous crime last week, if you ask snl, it was the college admission's scandal. here's your late night laughs. >> son, i'm the craziest dude in
here. stabbed my neighbor to death, and then ate his fingers so they couldn't id the body. >> that's insane. >> you think that's insane? i paid 500 grand to get my daughter into usc. >> wait, what? >> you heard me, i paid 500 grand to a women's crew coach to say my daughter was good at rowing. i'm a loco. >> hold up, you paid 500 grand for usc? >> i mean, that's not including the 300 grand i blew on tuition. >> oh, my god, what did your daughter major in? >> communications. >> yeah. and you know what her job is now, she's an influencer on instagram. >> a couple of low blows there.
michael avenue atti, and julian assange made an appearance. >> i'm christine romans. >> and i'm boris sanchez. "new day" starts now. here it is, the return to glory. >> this has meant so much to me and my family. it's something i will never forg forget. >> for tiger to get back to the top is the greatest comeback in sports history. >> the president has a right -- the country has a right to know whether the president is -- >> it's like many of the arguments from the white house, it's really chum in the water for their base. >> this is >> we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. this is monday, april 15, tax day >> i did mine. >> i just did mine. john berman is off. poppy harlow joins me.
should be an exciting show >> big week. >> we begin with the comeback for the ages. tiger woods clinching his fifth masters and 15th major title ending a decade-long championship drought pulling off one of the most stunning comebacks in sports history. at 43 years old, woods is now just three majors behind the all-time record of jack nicklaus >> it is remarkable. the other top story this morning, a deadly tornado outbreak in the southeast united states killing eight people. entire communities ripped to shreds and several states damaging homes, flipped over trailers and downing trees and power lines. the threat of severe weather continues. 25 million americans waking up under tornado watches as the system moves across the northeast. let's begin with andy scholes live in