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fed's meeting. the fed not expected to cut rates but the fed chief could signal when. so a lot of headline risk out of this two-day fed meeting here and a protest from jerome powell. facebook is starting a new cryptocurrency. "the wall street journal" says facebook is working with more than a dozen other companies to back a digital coin called libra. the project has been in the works for just over a year. sprint and t-mobile will soon be one step closer to the proposed $26 billion merger. the department of justice is set to approve the deal within days. it will require concessions but it will create the second largest career in the united states. getting states to bless the deal might be tougher. last year several states sued to block the merger saying it would lead to less competition.
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a new york democrat criticized amazon and its ceo jeff be zozos. she said they pay starvation wages and that contributes to bezos' status as the richest person. amazon said she's wrong. it pays a $15 minimum wage plus full benefits on the first day they work there. it has lobbied to raise the federal minimum wage. "early start" continues right now. the pentagon orders troops to the middle east as iran warns under estimate us and you'll be sorry. president trump kicking off his re-election campaign today and tweeting about deporting millions of undocumented immigrants starting next week. fbi agents investigating why would an army veteran open fire
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on a federal building in downtown dallas? no, mitch mccome, i am not bent out of shape. jon stewart slams the senate majority leader in a late night cameo. speaking of late night, the president tweeting at 1:10 a.m. not too worried about his campaign kickoff. i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. welcome to "early start." amid escalating tension in iran, the pentagon saying they will send 1,000 more troops to the middle east along with military resources. the defense department released 11 new high resolution photos taken after the attack on two tanker shifts in the gulf of oman. these show what the pentagon says is a small iranian revolutionary guard crew that
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removed an unexploded mine from the hull of one tanker. iran strongly denies any involvement in the attacks. let's bring in fred pleitgen. he is live for us in tehran and i think that the fact that the white house declassified or the pentagon declassified these pictures trying to show what kind of evidence they say they have to in some cases skeptical european allies. >> reporter: yeah, i think you're absolutely right, christine. skeptical european allies. skeptical, the japanese as well. the tanker that was hit, one of them was a japanese tanker. there have been european allies saying they want additional evidence and information. whether or not this is going to do it for them, we'll have to wait and see. the iranians saying they were not behind the tanker attacks and the beefed up american military presence here in the gulf region, the iranians with some belly does rhetoric.
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a top iranian general saying they are monitoring what they call enemy forces, obviously referring to u.s. forces in the region, and that any move by those forces would be met with what they call a crushing response. they say, christine, in a very wide region. the iranians have been telling me and us that if it ever does come, god for bid, to a shooting war between themselves and the united states, they would use their forces and the proxy forces. the iranian ambassador telling our own christian ammann poor that he feels iran and the u.s. are heading towards a confrontation. >> we are heading towards a confrontation which is very serious for everybody in the region. i hope the people in washington would be very careful not to under estimate the iranian determination if they would be
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wrong in turning into a conflict, they will be very sorry about that. >> so you have some pretty strong words from the iranian ambassador. iran's president earlier today sounding a more caution note. he's saying iran does not want a confrontation with any nation in the world. he said iran's biggest problem is the iranians are dealing with inexperienced politicians in washington, d.c. >> fred pleitgen for us in tehran. thank you very much. president trump claims i.c.e. agents are about to begin removing millions of immigrants in the country illegally. last night he tweeted next week i.c.e. will begin removing millions of illegal aliens who found their way into the region. they will be removed as fast as they came in. mexico is doing a very good job stopping people long before they get to our southern border. that's apparently a reference to
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the law that migrants will have to claim asylum in guatemala. today president trump makes it official. he is running for a second term in 2020. the big announcement comes tonight at a rally in orlando. some of the president's supporters, look at this, already camping out at the amway center to get a prime spot in line. like rock star -- >> 42 hours ahead of time. >> that's right. abby phillip has more from the white house. >> christine and dave, today will be a big day for president trump as he officially relaunches his re-election campaign at a rally in orlando, florida. this is expected to be massive. the campaign is in many ways treating it like a concert with food and music outside of the concert venue as hundreds and thousands wait to get into this arena to see president trump. but over the last several days there's been quite a bit of drama as president trump has lashed out at reports about some internal polls that were
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reported on several weeks ago showing him trailing democrats, including former vice president joe biden in some cases by double digits in key swing states. president trump insisted the polls are fake. insisted they do not reflect the reality on the ground. he says he's doing as well as he ever has in the campaign at this very moment but at the same time he has forced a purge in his campaign. three pollsters were fired as the president has grown furious that he might be struggling more than he would like to in this campaign. as for what we'll see from president trump tonight, he'll hammer home the idea that the democratic party is being overrun by radicals. will he attack joe biden by name? this is something they hoped he would do less of. president trump seems not to be able to help himself in that
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regard. >> abby, thanks. 2020 democratic front-runner joe biden making the bold prediction that he expects to beat trump in red states. >> i plan on campaigning in the south. i plan if i'm your nominee winning georgia, north carolina, south carolina believe it or not and i believe we can win texas and florida if you look at the polling data now. >> speaking at a forum biden pushed back by critics saying democrats can work in congress after trump leaves office. >> folks, look, if you start off with the notion there's nothing you can do, well, might y'all go home then, man. or let's start a real physical revolution if you're talking about it because we have to change what we're doing in our system. >> the biden camp might be most concerned about elizabeth warren's rise in the polls. she took aim at biden and others
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by catering to wealthy democratic voters. >> i've been to a lot of places around this country. i've taken more than 2,000 unfiltered questions from folks. shoot, i'm over 30,000 selfies now. so i'm in this. but here's the deal, ask yourself why i've got the time to do that and most other candidates don't. and the reason is because i'm not spending my time behind closed doors with a bunch of millionaires. >> warren announced back in february that her kpam pain would have no phone calls with those big money donors. the fbi digging into the background of a 22-year-old man they say who tried to shoot up a federal building in dallas on monday. brian isaac clyde was shot and killed by federal officers before he got inside the federal court house. thankfully no one else was
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injured. the neighbor who recorded this incident from his eighth floor apartment window said the suspect looked ready for battle. >> i don't know, you know, what he was thinking but he definitely had this planned out. he had a vest on. it looked like camo pants on and he had boots on and he had his face covered up, too. >> clyde was discharged from the army in 2017. he served as an infantry man from august 2015 to february 2017. today is the event the markets have been waiting for. investors looking for any clues as to when the fed might lower interest rates. wall street doesn't expect the fed and chair jerome powell to cut rates this week but it's confident the rates will be lowered by the end of the year. despite the trade war, the u.s. economy has remained strong. the s&p 500 is only 2% from record highs. why did you need to cut rates? you cut rates when the economy is failing.
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it looks like any rate cut would be an insurance move against a slowing economy in the future. investors are optimistic about a potential trade deal. president trump is expected to meet with chinese president xi jing peng at the end of the month to talk trade. hundreds of countries have warned the president that more tariffs on china will hurt americans. the question is whether their lobbying changes anything. so far it hasn't. senator mitch mcconnell responding to jon stewart's outburst. here's what the comedian said on capitol hill last week. >> they did their jobs. 18 years later, do yours! >> mcconnell seeming to brush off stewart's comments in a new interview with fox news. >> well, many things in congress happen at the last minute.
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we have never failed to address this issue, and we will address it again. i don't know why he's all bent out of shape, but we will take care of the 9/11 victims compensation fund. >> stewart immediately fired back at the republican leader during an appearance on the late show with stephen colbert. >> no, mitch mcconnell i am not bent out of shape. i am in fine shape. i am out of shape. i am out of shape. i'm bent out of shape for them. these are the first heroes and veterans and victims of the great trillions of dollars of war on terror. you would think that would be enough to get congress's attention, but apparently it's not. we've spent a year compiling bipartisan co-sponsors for this all in the hopes that when it gets to the great mitch mcconnell's desk you won't jack us around like you've done in the past. if you want to know why the 9/11
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community has been bent out of shape over these past let's call it 18 years, meet with them tomorrow, as soon as possible, and don't make them beg for it. you could pass this thing as a stand alone bill tomorrow. meet with them. i beg you. >> so far no response from mcconnell. the trouble is the optics when he was there on capitol hill with those victims, half of congress was a no show. >> that's process. they're watching on their -- on some other device. when you have people who literally are dying from helping this country. >> seems easy. >> maybe you could be in the room. coming up, we remember fashion icon and socialite gloria vanderbilt. els. with roundup sure shot wand you don't need to stoop to their level. draw the line. the sure shot wand extends with a protective shield
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fashion designer, artist, socialite gloria vanderbilt has died. her son, cnn's anderson cooper, said she died in her manhattan home of stomach cancer. her father died when she was a baby and she became the subject of an intense custody battle dubbed the trial of the century. she became a model in her teens, acted, painted, wrote poetry and novels and became a designer whose jeans were omnipresent on tv in the 1980s. the final words, of course, belong to our colleague anderson cooper. >> the last few weeks every time
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calm. we're going to provide an update and i apologize. we're going to provide an update in two minutes. >> the raptors tv announcer telling the crowd about the shooting that happened less than a block from where the players and canadian prime minister justin trudeau stood on stage. police say four people suffering nonlife threatening injuries. three people arrested in two separate incidents connected to the shooting. trudeau tweet, we won't let this act of violence take away from the spirit of today's parade. the rally was halted for about three minutes, then the celebration could continue. this is what it looks like when it's not just a city celebrating a title but an entire nation. toronto's last celebration like there which was back in 1993 when the blue jays won the series. let's go on to world cup soccer because host nation france advances to the knockout stages after a controversial penalty.
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the referee reminding nigeria's goalie not to move early as we've seen with every penalty kick during this tournament. france's wendy ri nard misses wide left but she would get a second chance. spotting that the goalie moved early. on the rekick rinard goes right and right into the back of the net. they win 1-0 finishes with three wins in group a. heartbreaking loss for nigeria. from world cup to world pup. transforming their training ground into a pitch for puppies. what a better way to get the ball rolling and covering it with peanut butter. all the puppies, dave, are from atlanta humane society. they gave it their all. there were no ruferee calls. the prize is much bigger than a
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the pentagon orders troops in the middle east as iran warns, under estimate us and you'll be sorry. president trump kicking off this re-election campaign and tweeting about deporting millions of undocumented immigrants starting next week. fbi agents want to know why would an army veteran open fire on a federal building in downtown dallas. no, mitch mcconnell, i am not bent out of shape. >> jon stewart slams the senate majority leader in a surprise late night cameo. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. 5:32 eastern time. 2:02 p.m. in tehran. that's where we begin this morning amid escalating tension in tehran. the u.s. will send 1,000 more troops to the middle east along
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with military resources. patrick shanahan and the defense department released 11 new high resolution photographs in the gulf of oman. among the images, these show what the pentagon says is a small revolutionary guard crew that removed an unexploded mine from the hull of one tanker. iran strongly denies any involvement in the attacks. let's welcome in frederick pleitgen. what are you seeing? >> reporter: hi, dave. the iranians are continuing to deny any involvement in the attack. i did get some new reaction after the u.s. announced this
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comes after yesterday, another senior revolutionary guard commander came out and said the iranians are closely warning and if the enemy forces made any move, there would be, as he put it, a crushing response from the iranians. pretty tough talk. all of this, dave, coming as iran's ambassador told our own christian amanpour said iran and the u.s. could be in for a dangerous confrontation. here's what he had to say. >> we are heading towards a confrontation, which is very serious for everybody in the region. i hope the people in washington will be very careful not to under estimate the iranian determination. if they would be wrongly entering into a korch flikt, they would be very sorry about that.
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>> dave, one of the things that the iranians keep saying, they don't believe president trump wants an armed conflict with iran but they say this region in the middle east is an area of unintended consequences where things could go wrong very quickly. iran's president an hour, hour and a half ago came out and said iran does not want any sort of military conflict with any nation. iran's biggest problem, as he puts it, the iranians are dealing with inexperienced politicians. >> we'll get the latest from iran. meanwhile, president trump said i.c.e. agents are about to begin mass deportations. next week they'll begin removing the millions of illegal aliens. mexico is using their strong
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immigration laws doing a very good job of stopping people long before they get to our southern border. guatemala is getting ready to sign a third agreement. that's apparently a reference to migrants crossing into guatemala would have to claim asylum there, not anywhere else. they're not offering any details about the plant roundup. this big announcement comes tonight in orlando. they were there 42 hours ahead of this halley. abby phillip has more from the white house. >> christine and dave, today will be a big day for president trump as he officially relaunches his campaign. this is expected to be massive. they're treating it like a concert with food and music outside of the concert venue as hundreds and thousands wait to
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get into this arena to see president trump, but over the last several days there's been quite a bit of drama as president trump and showing him trailing democrats including vice president joe biden. now president trump insisted that the polls are fake, insisted that they do not reflect the reality on the ground. he said he's doing as well as he ever has in the campaign right at this very moment but at the same time he has forced a purge in his campaign. three of the pollsters that were responsible for this 17 state survey were fired over the weekend as the president has grown furious over the reports that he might be struggling more than he would like to in this campaign. as for what we'll see from president trump in orlando tonight, i think you can expect president trump to really hammer home this idea that the democratic party is being over run by radicals but will he attack joe biden by name?
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this is something that campaign officials had hoped he would do a lot less of. president trump seems not to be able to help himself in that regard. christine and dave? >> abby, thank you. a 2020 democratic front-runner joe biden making the bold prediction he expects to beat trump in red states. >> i plan on campaigning in the south. i plan if i'm your nominee binning georgia, north carolina, south carolina believe it or not and i believe we can win texas and florida if you look at the polling data now. >> while speaking at a forum on that. >> if you start off with the notion there's nothing you can do, might yal go home then, man. let's start a real physical revolution if you're talking about it because we have to change what we're doing within our system. >> joining us live this morning,
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washington post -- congressional repo reporter, good morning. >> good morning. >> i want to start with iran because the temperature is still real high in the gulf of oman and between the two countries. i'm wondering your thoughts. you have the united states government that has repeatedly criticized american intelligence agencies and thumbed its nose at european allies. you have the incidents in the persian gulf which are exactly the time you need to believe your intelligence and talking with your allies about a concerted multi-lateral strategy which is the way it would have been done before. this is what we were worried about on the international stage, isn't it? >> yes, it is. you see the developments coming from all fronts. you see the attacks from the tankers in the gulf of oman. you see the uranium enunder that
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jcpoa joint nuclear deal. iran has made up with the gap. everything is being thrown into this, what the potential stakes are. we don't know if it's going to be an economic confrontation, military confrontation. little elements with everything. these are all kinds of inching towards confrontation, we don't quite know where things are going to break or who's going to blink first. that's the situation we're seeing complicating a fairly unstable region. >> we don't know what if anything congress can do about this. nancy pelosi said congress must be briefed.
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>> what do you expect the congressional response to be here? >> it's going to be to try to work in language, with the defense bill that's going through or get the appropriations process. this seems to have buy in with the republicans. they are making the argument into some sort of legislation. the question is these builders, they will probably get through koeng, it will take months before they do. if there's some sort of military war and there's a lot before they get the bill through congress. how much can they block the president from taking interim moves or bring this back in the
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intervening months. >> tonight the president will announce he's running and it will be a concert-like event. the president, maybe it's not a coincidence, yesterday he's announcing mass deportations of illegal immigrants trying to recapture the energy in his base that launched him to abc announcement, mass deportations and do you think rally is making it go better. >> that's into the something that you would normally tell. it gives the people who may be the targets to make plans or hide from them. it potentially compromises the enforcement action if that's your prime objective. the president likes to make
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these announcements because he feels like it motivates his base. he wants to come out strong. he's frustrated by the poll numbers. he wants to make the case that he's not flustered or rattled by any of this. this is one of those red meat issues that he likes to throw at the supporters before the rallies or before the rallies. the timing is here. >> here's what the president said about the rates just a little over a year ago today. >> i mean, you talk about obstruction of justice. i would recommend that you look into obstruction of justice for the mayor of oakland, california. she advises thousands of people, told them, get out of here, law enforcement is coming. >> yeah. >> you worked on that long and hard and there were very few
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people there. to me, that's obstruction of justice. >> did the president just recommend criminal prosecution for the very thing he just did last night? >> well, you know, over a year ago, right? i think that the irony though is very, very obvious. that he would criticize another public official for what he seems to be doing now given the numbers but politically savvy. it geese to the president making the bolder pronouncements and things don't play out as he's announced. it delivers a message to his base. >> when you're trying to parse a tweet, there's a lack of precision sometimes in the president's words.
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it's unclear if he means people coming in now or people here for years or what kinds of mass deportations he's promising. nice to see you as we parse the administration. >> ahead, jon stewart surprises the late night crowd. you see him popping up from under the desk. he slams the senate majority leader. we'll tell you why next. >> now that i have you here, what a delight. but sometimes life gets in the way, and that stubborn fat just won't go away. coolsculpting takes you further. a non-surgical treatment that targets, freezes, and eliminates treated fat cells, for good. discuss coolsculpting with your doctor. some common side-effects include temporary numbness, discomfort, and swelling. don't imagine results, see them. coolsculpting, take yourself further.
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the fbi is digging into the military and social media background of a 22-year-old man who they say tried to shoot up a federal building in dallas on monday. brian isaac clyde was shot and killed by federal officers before he got inside the federal court house. no one else was injured. the neighbor who recorded the incident from his eighth floor
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apartment window says the suspect looked ready for battle. >> i don't know, you know, what he was thinking but he definitely had this planned out. he had a vest on. he had it looked like camo pants on. he had boots on and he had his face covered up, too. >> clyde was discharged from the army 20 is a. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and jon stewart spark over this 9/11 competency victim compensation fund. >> they did their jobs. 18 years later do yours! 6. >> mcconnell seeming to brush off his comments in a new interview with fox news. >> well, many things that congress have at the last minute. we have never failed to address this issue and we will address it again. i don't know why he's all bent out of shape, but we will take
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care of the 9/11 victim's compensation fund. >> last night stewart hopped up behind the desk firing back on the late show with stephen colbert. >> no, mitch mcconnell, i am not bent out of shape. i'm in fine shape. well, i am out of shape. i am out of shape. i am bent out of shape for them. these are the first heroes and veterans and victims of the great trillions of dollars war on terror and they're currently still suffering and dying. you would think that would be enough to get con's attention. all when the hoips when ch it finally gets to you, you won't jack us around. if you want to know why the 9/11 committee is bent out of shape over, let's call it the past 18
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years, meet with them tomorrow, as soon as possible, and don't make them beg for it. you could pass this thing as a stand alone bill tomorrow. meet with them. i beg you. >> seems easy. so far no response from mcconnell. >> that time of the morning. let's get a check on cnn business. tuesday morning look at global markets around the world shows you a mixed response in asian markets. hong kong's hang seng closed about 1% higher after the city's administrator, chief executive apologized for how it handled the protests. on wall street you have futures up a little this morning. stocks closed up yesterday slightly ahead of the day's fed meeting. fp is working with a dozen others to back a digital coin called libra. it would be pegged to a basket
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statement and -- let's do that over. he's coughing in the middle of my answer. >> yeah. >> i don't like that. >> your chief of staff. >> if you're going to cough, please leave the room. >> in fairness to his chief of staff, you try breathing in a room where a man just went through four cans of hairspray. you'd cough also. >> you know there's a pretty good chance they set up the cough as a signal and trump forgot. >> if i accidentally start saying i want congress to see my financial records, give me some kind of signal, leak a cough. won't a could you have be distracting? >> no, its he knot like i'm going to have that. >> it's not a real cough when he talked about his tax returns. >> isn't he kind of a ge germophobe? >> kind of.
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>> he was angry. i thought he looked angry. >> we can agree on that. >> thanks for joining us. i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. here's "new day." we'll see you tomorrow. the pentagon has the iranians were not behind those tankers. >> if they say it was iran. we accept their position. >> president trump officially launching his 2020 campaign today. >> i plan on campaigning. i plan on winning georgia, north carolina, south carolina. >> i'm not spending my time behind closed doors with a bunch of millionaires. i'm spending my time building grass roots organization. this is "new day" with alisyn camerota and john berman. >> we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. this is "new day", tuesday, june 18th, 6:00 in new york. >> nice of you to be here.
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>> nice of you to show up. >> i had a lovely weekend. >> i missed you. >> i missed you too. we have a lot of news to get to. tensions are escalating between the u.s. and iran. president trump ordering additional troops, after teheran warned it will be out of compliance with the historic deal. fears of a confrontation are growing after the u.s. accused iran of carrying out an attack on the two oil tankers in the persian gulf. the pentagon releasing new photos that you can see on the screen that are proof iran was behind these attacks. this is the day president trump officially launches his 2020 reelection campaign. he's held dozens of rallies already but heads to orlando for an official kickoff event. also breaking overnight, the president seemed to announce what would be a huge operation and make mass arrests of undocumented immigrants in the interior of the united states

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