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the u.s. auto industry is growing. 260,000 new jobs in the last six years. 40% increase. car sales hit a record in 2015. they continue to climb in the first quarter. those march sales were weak. >> mixed picture in the grand transition. "early start" continues now. a bitter battle brewing with bernie sanders and hillary clinton. sanders calling the democratic frontrunner not qualified to be president. and donald trump blasting ted cruz in a late night rally. can the republican presidential frontrunner recover from his bruising loss this week? good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm miguel marquez. >> i'm christine romans. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. breaking overnight, bernie sanders targeting hillary clinton with his toughest attacks yet.
a huge rally in pennsylvania. 10,000 people there. sanders calls the democratic frontrunner not qualified to be president. cnn's brianna keilar has the latest from the sanders campaign. >> reporter: bernie sanders before a crowd of more than 10,000 here in philadelphia at temple university. pushing back on some of the recent charges from hillary clinton and her campaign where they have taken issue with some of his recent answers and some of his struggles to explain the key parts of his campaign promises. here's what bernie sanders said to hillary clinton. >> she has been saying lately that she thinks i am quote/unquote not qualified to be president. well, let me just say in response to secretary clinton. i don't believe that she is
qualified if she is -- if she is through her super pac taking tens of millions of dollars in special interest funds. i don't think you are qualified if you have voted for the disastrous war in iraq. i don't think you are qualified if you have supported virtually every disastrous trade agreement which has cost us millions of decent paying jobs. >> reporter: pennsylvania is delegate rich state. a must win for bernie sanders if he is going to have a pathway to the white house. right now, he is hoping to build on momentum from a string of recent wins and push to the new york primary and then onward to pennsylvania as well as california. miguel and christine. >> brianna keilar, thank you. hillary clinton's camp returning fire over night.
press secretary tweeting hillary clinton did not say bernie sanders was not qualified, but he has absurdly said that about her. this is a new low. what clinton did do in an interview on cnn was question whether sanders was ready to be president. she criticized sanders for being unable to answer journalists questions over how he would break up the big banks. a cornerstone of his campaign. >> in the interview, it seemed unclear as to whether he understood how dodd-frank worked. how we would go about breaking up banks that were posing risks to our economy. i was, i think, a little bit, you know, surprised that there didn't seem to be a lot of substance to what he was saying. i think the presidents who are successful know what they want to do and know how to do it. they hit the ground running able to do every aspect of the job both as president and as commander in chief. >> sanders also battling over
ties over the nra. sanders tweeting one democratic candidate takes gun lobby money to fund her campaign. that reference to a fund-raiser last month hosted by jeff forbes. clinton firing back at sanders. only one democratic candidate has voted for the nra's most important piece of legislation in 20 years. you. meaning sanders. helping us assess this race. the battle with the democrats and everybody's pivot to new york. cnn's digital reporter eric bradner. good morning. >> good morning. >> a lot of us will not be on planes. everything is focused in new york. i want polito listen to somethin cnn yesterday of the sanders campaign manager suggests that clinton's ambition will destroy the democratic party. this was a comment made tuesday. this is the response from the frontrunner hillary clinton. i want to get your thoughts on the other side, eric.
>> don't destroy the democratic party to your ambitions to become president. >> it is ludicrous on the face of it. i have been campaigning for democrats, fund raising for democrats, recruiting democrats to run and win for a really long time. i think about 40 years. senator sanders by his own admission has never been a democrat. >> what is so interesting about that exchange and that tact from the sanders campaign is the hillary clinton campaign has been pointing out there are down ticket candidates. politics is you scratch my back, i'll scratch your back. who is helping sanders get elected in the party? >> that's a great question. there is irony in what jeff weaver was saying given bernie sanders has up until now been an independent in the senate.
let's be a little fair to sanders. he has played a role in democratic senate fund raising. he helped other democratic senate candidates. when you look at the exit polls, hillary clinton is the candidate who does best among loyal democrats. that's because she is seen as a team player. the clintons have long been party builders. bernie sanders is bringing a bunch of independents into the process. bringing new voters in. that is a key distinction as we go into new york. unlike wisconsin, they are closed primaries. that means only registered democrats can participate. that's why the party loyalty and who, you know, carries the most down ballot benefits for other democrats is such a key question. because now the race is decided by loyal democrats who are interested in not just a movement at the top of the
ticket, but seeing results all the way down the ticket. >> the energy that sanders has had throughout the country is being felt here in new york. hillary clinton's lock on the state seems so significant. can he bite into her -- 54 for clinton and 42 for sanders. is she on track for that? >> sanders has a few things going for him. first of all, he has beaten better poll numbers before. michigan was quite a shock. those poll numbers are not really indicative of a clinton blowout of something that she can lockdown and move away from two weeks before new york's contest. bernie sanders has a couple of advantages. a big one is fund raising. he out raised clinton $109 million to $75 million over the last three months. that's the thing that can help him start to close the gap.
he obviously is from brooklyn. he lived the younger parts of his life in new york. so he does have ties there. the clinton campaign is certainly a lot more focused on new york than they hoped to be at this stage in the race. hillary clinton does need a win and a clear win there to saturdshut things down and leaving feeling more confident. but bernie sanders has closed gaps like this before. he has momentum of the six of the last seven wins. >> he has the momentum, but hillary clinton has the delegates. it is all about getting people in your party elected. let's talk about the republicans. donald trump had a remarkable event at bethpage yesterday. he came in loose and didn't mention wisconsin.
came in loose and talked about -- he hit ted cruz on the new york values issue. listen to what he said. >> do you remember during the debate when he started lecturing me on new york values like we're no good. i've got this guy standing over there looking at me talking about new york values with scorn in his face. with hatred of new york. so, folks, i think you can forget about him. >> forget about him. and look at the cover of "the daily news." he had to cancel an event in the bronx. >> can we say that on air? >> there is an f train. i don't think there is a u train. listen to what ted cruz or refining why he's going after new york values. >> trying to find some space.
>> listen to what ted cruz said. >> let's be clear. the people of new york know what those values are. the values of liberal democratic politicians like andrew cuomo, anthony weiner, eliot spitzer, charlie rangel. all of whom donald trump has given tens of thousands of dollars throughout the years. >> what do you think of that? will that fly in new york? >> donald trump sounded like a candidate who is with his crowd and knows he has his footing back. cruz's comments will hurt him in new york. he has known that would be the case. the most important race in the republican contest right now may take place inside donald trump's head. he can win all 95 delegates in new york and he can do really well in east coast states the following week.
it is still not clear he will get to 1,237 to clinch the republican nomination. the question is whether trump in addition to getting back on his feet after wisconsin and winning a blowout in new york, can also make the changes behind the scenes to start tweaking his campaign so it is more focused on the delegate race. he is bleeding delegates in rural states. a few at a time because he is not focused on the procedure aspect or the rules. if trump at the same time holding the rallies in new york, can reengineer his campaign to focus on the delegates, too, he can turn this into a big advantage in the next couple weeks. if he can't, he could be in trouble. >> new york state of mind. >> he's a font of knowledge at 5:00 a.m. >> thank you, eric. more states drafting
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new late night attacks in the run for president. bernie sanders calling hillary clinton not qualified for the job. and a battle for votes in new york. donald trump on his home turf blasting ted cruz last night. a cnn exclusive taking you to the frontlines of the war on isis. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm miguel marquez. it is 31 minutes and 19 seconds past the hour. bernie sanders with his toughest attacks yet. sanders repeatedly calling the democratic frontrunner unqualified to be president. we have cnn's brianna keilar with the latest. >> reporter: bernie sanders before a crowd of 10,000 here in pennsylvania at temple
university. pushing back on some of the recent charges of hillary clinton and her campaign where they have taken issue with his recent answers and some of his struggles to explain some of the key parts of his campaign promises. here's what bernie sanders said to hillary clinton. >> she has been saying lately she thinks i am quote/unquote, not qualified to be president. well, let me just say in response to secretary clinton, i don't believe that she is qualified if she is -- if she is through her super pac taking tens of millions of dollars in special interest funds. i don't think you are qualified
if you have voted for the disastrous war in iraq. i don't think you are qualified if you have supported virtually every disastrous trade agreement which has cost us millions of decent paying jobs. >> reporter: pennsylvania very delegate rich state. a must win for bernie sanders if he is going to have a pathway to the white house. right now, he is hoping to build on momentum from a string of recent wins and push to the new york primary and onward to pennsylvania as well as california. miguel and christine. >> brianna, thank you. hillary clinton's camp returning fire. her press secretary saying bernie sanders was not qualified, but he has absurdly said it about her. this is a new low. what clinton did do was question whether sanders was ready to be president. she questioned how he would break up big banks.
a cornerstone of his campaign. >> the interview it seemed unclear as how he understood how dodd-frank worked and how we would go about breaking up banks posing risks to our economy. i was a little bit surprised that there didn't seem to be substance to what he was saying. i think the presidents who are successful know what they want to do and know how to do it. and they hit the ground running able to do every aspect of the job both as president and as commander in chief. >> clinton and sanders battling over ties to the nra. sanders tweeting one democratic candidate takes gun lobby money to fund her campaign. that attack a reference to a fund-raiser last month hosted by former nra lobbyist jeff forbes. and then only one has voted for the nra legislation in the last
20 years. you. meaning sanders. >> it is getting nasty. helping us to assess the race, we have digital reporter eric bradner. >> good morning. >> here we are in new york. it's sanders v. clinton. the two people. he was bore here. she was adopted by the state. we want to play some of the back and forth between the candidates in their campaigns over who is ready to be president. >> don't destroy the democratic party to satisfy the secretary's ambitions to become president of the united states. >> your response to the idea? >> i mean, it's just ludicrous on the face of it. you know, i have been campaigning for democrats, fund raising for democrats, recruiting democrats to run and win for a really long time. i think about 40 years. senator sanders by his own
admission has never even been a democrat. >> his campaign manager saying it. sanders saying it on the stump. saying she's not qualified. she is laughing it off, basically. are these going to stick? i can't imagine that sanders is going to do it. is he just trying to comeback from that interview with "the daily news?" >> this is sort of a new low in the democratic race. candidates questioning each other's qualifications to be president. that is some place neither wanted to go. the battle over who is better for the democratic party is an interesting one. on one hand, sanders has brought a lot of independents into the proce process. he's breaking turnout records by really engaging a lot of young voters who might have otherwise skipped this year's contest. on the other hand, the race is
test. test. . . . . >> even that won't is badly damaged by the comments and can john kasich come in and peel away moderate congressional districts and urban districts where trump might not do as well. it is all about the delegate count right now. as donald trump looks likely to win, you know, the big count from new york statewide, other candidates can peel away from congressional districts. that's something to watch in the coming days. >> i know donald trump has to
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isis. cnn's arwa damon can exclusive access to the frontlines. she joins us live from irbil. arwa? >> reporter: they have quite a few challenges that they are already facing at this stage. bearing in mind that mosul and nimiva province has been in isis hands for the last few years. now what the iraqi security forces have done is launched the first phase of the operation to advance and try to retake mosul. what they did as the first step was gain control of a handful, it must be said, of villages. we went to one of the villages with them. that gave us a bit of insight as to what it is they are facing when it comes to trying to confront isis fighters and all they they were able to take and
hold the village, isis fighters snuck in overnight and took hold of a building and launched a counter attack against the iraqi army. air strike was called in eventually and that swayed back in the favor of the iraqis. they also were facing wave upon wave of suicide bombers as well as ground fighters. that same success is not necessarily repeated elsewhere. some of the other villages, the iraqis have gone in and what seemed like was going to be a successful operation and then a series of battle field mishaps. despite coalition support forced to withdraw to a certain degree. those operations ending in failure. it is very tough and very slow going at this stage, miguel. >> sounds like a long hard slog into the summer. thank you, arwa damon. let's get an early start on your money. dow futures turning lower after a rise overnight. oil prices change and down.
stocks in europe are flat. economists dramatically cutting forecast for u.s. economic growth in the first quarter. the atlantic federal reserve sees 0.4% growth in the first quarter. bank of america sees growth at 0.6%. down from 2%. wells fargo slashing. 0.1%. that's barely growing. the reason falling car sales in march and lower equipment purchases by businesses. weaker than expected reading on consumer spending. these lower revisions after the federal reserve marked down the forecast for global growth in the first quarter. the consensus is the u.s. is not headed for recession, but there are some of the cracks developing in the u.s. economy that are starting to show. the question is is it rear-view mirror? we have seen strong hiring. >> amazing what happened after
2008. >> a shadow over everything. new attacks launched in the race for president. "new day" starts now. >> senator sanders by his own admission has never even been a democrat. >> i don't believe she is qualified. >> there doesn't seem to be a lot of substance to what he is saying. >> secretary clinton appears to be getting a little bit nervous. >> lying ted. the bible held high. he puts it down and then he lies. >> donald can be counted on to bring class. >> he started lecturing me on new york values. >> people in new york know what the values are. >> folks, i think you can forget about him. >> i'm not qualified. you're not qualified. that is the state of play
between sanders and the charge from him, you are about special interest money. this is all about a race that is coming to a head right here in new york. a week from today, the cnn debate in brooklyn is going to be where it all comes down. meanwhile on the gop side, donald trump hoping to rebound in his home state of new york. they are preparing for a convention floor fight. we have this race covered only the way cnn can. let's bring in brianna keeler in washington. >> these comments by bernie sanders last night were red meat for his supporters.