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welcome to "early start." i'm >> this is friday the 13th for you out there that are suspicious and worried about that. >> only good luck on friday the 13th. >> oh, yeah, of course. yeah. first up, though, we talk about donald trump and paul ryan moving toward a unified republican party, but still no endorsement from the house speaker. the gop heavy weights hashing it out at rnc head quarters in washington hoping to find common ground there. both then emerging from their closed door meeting with a message of optimism about uniting the republican party. listen. >> i don't mind going through a little bit of a slow process, it's a very big subject, i mean, we have a lot of things. i think for the most part we agree on a lot of different ieft ems and we're getting there. >> the process of unifying the republican party which just finished a primary about a week ago, perhaps one of the most divisive primaries in memory, takes some time. >> so in the room with the two
gentlemen the rnc chairman reince priebus. he said the two men agreed to speak again soon, maybe even today. we get more from dana bash. >> reporter: it's hard to believe just one week ago we were all talking about the republican party split straight down the middle starting at the top with paul ryan, the house speaker and the presumptive republican presidential nominee, donald trump. fast forward to now, we are ending the week in a very different place thanks in large part almost exclusively to donald trump's trip here to washington yesterday. his meeting with paul ryan at the -- at the behest of and with the help of the rnc chair reince priebus. this was the first of several meetings that trump had, it was just the three of them, it was a chance for ryan and trump to get to know each other, they hadn't spent time together at all, then it was expanded to the rest of
the house republican leadership and then later trump was able to go over and talk to senate republican leaders. at the end of the day unity was the name of the game. this is not to say there aren't deep differences, there very much are. paul ryan, for example, has still not endorsed and he is still very much disagrees with the tone that trump had taken during the primaries, very much disagrees on really core policy issues from im dprags to trade to how to fix the entitlements in this country, medicare and social security, but when it comes to trying to heal an incredibly fractured republican party and a primary system and a primary process i should say that was a lot tougher than a lot of people realized, coming out with a nominee that nobody here in washington in their wildest dreams would have imagined, this week ended a lot different again than last week.
george and allison. >> all right. dana bash, thanks for that. turning to the democrats, while hillary clinton stays focused on donald trump and the general election, bernie sanders keeps making the case that he is the best hope for the party to hold on to the white house. sanders is hitting the trail hard predicting a contested convention this summer. cnn's jess dell knee has more. >> reporter: bernie sanders is campaigning today in north dakota, it's part of his pledge to fight for every vote in every state. this week alone it's taken him from montana to south dakota where he saw mount rushmore for the first time, then on to north dakota. this week kentucky as well as puerto rico. he is campaigning in every state remaining, there are 11 contests left remaining in this race, eight states, three territories, puerto rico, the virgin islands and the district of columbia. bernie sanders is far behind in delegates but he is increasingly making the argument that super delegates, those party officials should be coming to his side
particularly from states that he actually won, like new hampshire, west virginia, minnesota, he won big majorities in those states but the super delegates are siding with hillary clinton. he has increasingly started talking more about the donald trump and the need to defeat him. >> i am not here to say that hillary clinton can't defeat donald trump. i absolutely believe that she can. but i believe quite honestly that bernie sanders is the stronger candidate. >> so it is clear that bernie sanders is going after any of those voters who may be disaffected bernie sanders supporters. donald trump has been saying for weeks now at his rallies that bernie sanders has been treated unfairly, he's been trying to win some of those bernie sanders voters over should he happen to not win the nomination. bernie sanders making clear that he will do what it takes to defeat donald trump, that he will be on the democratic side here. one of hillary clinton's biggest secret weapons in the nominating fight to be bernie sanders if
they resolve their differences in the final month after these prime ear contests end. george and allison. >> and there are so many differences to talk about. let's break it all down with todd copen joins us live. where do we start here? i think the key question is is this a true unity that we're start to see or is this still division that we see in this party. we see mitt romney, he won't attend the contention, the two president bushs will not attend this convention, but we're seeing now donald trump and paul ryan talking. i want you to listen to these two sound bites from both men and we will talk about it on the other side. >> we're getting there. i feel very strongly about border security, i feel very strongly about trade, i feel very strongly about building up the military and to a large extent i think paul is there also. >> this is our first meeting, i was very encouraged with this meeting, but this is a process, it takes a little time.
you don't put it together in 45 minutes. >> the head line we're getting there, but reading between the lines are they getting there? >> well, on the one hand a fractious primary season is sort of part of the game, the contestants, the candidates, always run against each other and then have to come together. to a certain extent this is a process that the party goes through every year and you can make the argument that we may be overblowing it just a bit, but at the same time this really is unique. you do not often have such prominent members of the party as sitting senators, as former nominees coming out and saying i absolutely will not support this person and not eek voe clee, either, they are holding press conferences and putting out statements to say there is no wiggle room, i cannot get behind this person. in some ways this is a bit of a negotiation process that the party is sort of feeling out their new nominee, figuring out where they can come together,
where the compromises might not come, but on the other hand this really is something pretty remarkable that you still have these naysayers within the party. >> indeed. >> you know, you look at how the democrats reacted after these meetings yesterday, very few democrats even thought that trump would get this far let alone even get a pretty lukewarm if not warmer response from republicans. i want you to listen to what senator harry reid said yesterday and we will come back on the other side and hear from you. >> since republican leaders all in for donald trump we can only assume he approves trump's calling immigrants rapists and murderers. since senator mcconnell has so enthusiastically embraced trump we can only assume he agrees with trump's view that women are dogs and pigs. >> some strong words there from senator reed. i mean, are democrats getting
nervous here, trump meeting republicans halfway here, or is reid trying to make it that dump is more of the establishment, trying to cut into the strategy of trump's anti-establishment persona? >> look, in the races that donald trump is actually running and the races he's not actually on the ticket he is going to be the dominant force in november, without exception. i have reported on some of the senate races that are happening around the country. in every case democrats are completely wrapping their strategy around trying to tie republicans to donald trump and some of the more inflammatory things he has said along the way. at the same time republicans are sort of realizing it's a little bit, you know, inn cognizant to run completely against trump so you have senators saying, well, i support the nominee, or i will come along eventually, or i will just distinguish where my positions are different. donald trump is going to be the central focus of pretty much every campaign out there, but democrats are a little worried and there are the strategists
out there who are fearful that relying too much on this anti-trump strategy could be a bit of a mistake because in some ways he could moderate some of his positions, he's very popular, he has not been able to be overestimated this entire way, he has been underestimated the entire way and so democrats are a little bit nervous here. >> you talked about modifying his positions, i'm talking about donald trump. does that eat into his support because he's campaigning on these issues many would feel in a very radical fashion but with him sort of wavering and coming to the middle line on them is he going to lose some of his support? >> this is a big question and i think it's one that bee if you hadless some of the people who aren't his core supporters. all along the way he's shown that his base doesn't necessarily tie him to every word he has ever said. i mean, this is part of why he has been able to on the one hand in his past be pro choice and then come around and say that he
is, in fact, anti-abortion. and people accept it. they accept that part of his persona is this negotiator, is this man who sort of reads the situation and figures out what the appropriate course of action s and a lot of the people who support him support him, not necessarily his positions. they like his positions, but they really are able to put their trust in him. so it is possible he will find some wiggle room, it's possible he will be able to explain away some of the cognitive dis dense in his position but he is tied to some of the things he said during this campaign in a way that he can't really avoid. >> i think the request he is where will we be and which donald trump will we see as we get many months down the road here because he said so many things, offended so many people, taken so many different positions and' so much tape. >> his convention speech should be pretty interesting. >> thank you so much. >> thanks, guys.
>> thanks, tal. seeing a lot of red arrows around the world, markets closed lower in asia. european markets are slightly lower and u.s. futures following those red arrows. it's been a wild week for stocks, the dow fell 217 points wednesday, almost wiping out all of tuesday's triple digits gains. the dow closed thursday with a small gain, 9 points. the s&p 500 ending the day slight lly lower, the nasdaq fe half a percent. >> apple losing its shine, it's top spot as the world's most valuable company. alphabet has taken the top spot worth $498 billion, that compares to apple's $495 billion. the tech giants have been battling it out at the top spot before, alphabet topped apple three months ago, but that was short lived, apple quickly retook the lead. both companies have been poor performers on the stock market,
we saw alphabet falling 7% this year, apple has been the worst stock in the dow which could mean a buying opportunity for knows who like to take a tas risk. >> $90 a share, they will they'll get it. >> "early start" continues this hour, a crisis unfolding in syria right now, a ceasefire there collapsing, cnn takes you there live next.
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cnn's fred pleitgen is live for us with the latest. does this mean peace talks are off for next week? >> reporter: they are not off, but it certainly means they are going to be even more difficult than people would have thought before. some of the other things that the information minister also told me is he also said that any sort of notion that president al assad would step down is something that the syrian government rejects. that's one of the main demands that the opposition had, so certainly it seems very difficult to see that these peace talks would yield anything tangible. secretary of state kerry says it is important to keep trying to get some permanent ceasefire going, political transition going, reconciliation going in this country simply because the situation is so bad. as you've said a ceasefire that was in place in aleppo has expired, it was not renewed, there was a lot of violence that's been taking place over the past 24 hours since that's
happened many people killed, once again many people once again fleeing the violence in that area. when you speak to syrians on the ground they will tell you that at this point in time they are quite angry by the fact that so little head way is being made in these political negotiations. they don't feel that any of the sides that are at the table there are really committed to trying to end the bloodshed here, allison. >> such a frustrating situation, so many people suffering, if only people can come to the table, that is one of the issues. fred pleitgen, thanks very much. the obama immigration is planning deportation raids. the operation will focus on individuals who crossed the u.s. border after january 1st of 2014. nearly 28,000 unaccompanied minors from central america have been detained in the first six months of the current fiscal year, that is triple last year's rate. later today the white house
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donald trump and the speaker of the house paul ryan presenting a united front, republicans praising trump after a day of meetings on capitol hill, but that keys endorsement, will it follow? bernie sanders on the campaign trail today making the case he's the best democrat to take on donald trump. new this morning the white house ordering public schools across the country to accommodate transgender students. welcome back to "early start," i'm george how will in for john berman this friday the 13th if you're superstitious or suspicious of bad luck.
>> it's 30 minutes past the hour. you will first donald trump and paul ryan moving toward unifying the republican party, but still no endorsement from the house speaker. the gop heavy weights hashing it out at rnc headquarters in washington, d.c. hoping to find common ground. both men emerging from their closed door meeting with a message of optimism about uniting the republican party. >> i don't mind going through a little bit of a slow process, it's a very big subject, i mean, we have a lot of things and i think for the most part we agree on a lot of different items and we're getting there. >> the process of unifying the republican party which just finished a primary about a week ago perhaps one of the most divisive primaries in memory, takes some time. >> rnc chairman reince priebus was in the room as well with ryan and trump. he says the two men agreed to speak again soon, maybe even today. we get more now from cnn's dana
bash. >> george and allison it's hard to believe one week ago we were all talking about the republican party split straight down the middle starting at the top with paul ryan the house speaker and the presumptive republican presidential nominee donald trump. well, fast forward to now, we are ending the week in a very different place thanks in large part almost exclusively to donald trump's trip here to washington yesterday. his meeting with paul ryan at the behest of and with the help of the rnc chair reince priebus. this was the first of several meetings that trump had, it was just the three of them, it was a chance for ryan and trump to get to know each other, they hadn't spent time together at all. then it was expanded to the rest of the house republican leadership and then later trump was able to go over and talk to senate republican leaders. at the end of the day unity was
the name of the game. this is not to say there aren't deep differences, there very much are. paul ryan, for example, has still not endorsed and he is still very much disagrees with the tone that trump had taken during the primaries, very much disagrees on really core policy issues from immigration to trade to how to fix the entitlements in this country, medicare and social security, but when it comes to trying to heal an incredibly fractured republican party and a primary system and a primary process i should say that was a lot tougher than a lot of people realized, coming out with a nominee that nobody here in washington in their wildest dreams would have imagined, this week ended a lot different again than last week. george and allison. >> thank you. turning to the democrats, hillary clinton staying focused on donald trump and the general election, but bernie sanders is keeping the case on that he is
the best hope for the party to hold on to the white house. sanders is hitting the campaign trail hard predicting a contested convention this summer. jeff zeleny has this report. >> reporter: bernie sanders is campaigning today in north dakota. it's part of his pledge to fight for every vote in every state. this week alone it's taken him from montana to south dakota where he saw mount rushmore for the first time and then on to north dakota. this weekend kentucky as well as puerto rico. he is campaigning in every state remaining, there are 11 contests remaining in this race, eight states, three territories, puerto rico, the virgin islands and the district of columbia. bernie sanders is far behind in delegates but he is increasingly making the argument that super delegates those party officials should be coming to his side particularly from states that he actually won like new hampshire, west virginia, minnesota, he won big majorities in those states but the super delegates are siding with hillary clinton. he says point-blank that's
unfair, but he has started talking more about donald trump and the need to defeat him no matter who the democratic nominee is. >> i am not here to say that hillary clinton can't defeat donald trump, i absolutely believe that she can, but i believe quite honestly that bernie sanders is the stronger candidate. >> it is clear that bernie sanders is going after any of those voters who may be disaffected bernie sanders supporters. donald trump has been saying for weeks now at his rallies that bernie sanders has been treated unfairly, he has been trying to win some of those bernie sanders voters over should he happen to not win the nomination. bernie sanders making clear that he will do what it takes to defeat donald trump, that he will be on the democratic side here. one of hillary clinton's biggest most secret weapons in the nominating fight could actually be bernie sanders if they resolve their differences in the final month here after these primary contests end. george and allison. >> all right, jeff zeleny, thanks for that. let's break down the races with tal copen.
thanks for joining us this morning. >> good morning. the big meeting happened at the rnc headquarters a few steps away from capitol hill, there was the rush of media and protesters. we didn't hear much from donald trump at least talking to the media yesterday but we did hear from paul rhine, he did step in front of the mooiks, here is what he said right after the meeting. >> this is our first meeting, i was very encouraged with this meeting but this is a process, it takes a little time, you don't put it together in 45 minutes. >> now, he did come out with a statement with donald trump saying this, the united states cannot afford another four years of the obama white house, which is what hillary clinton represents. that is why it's critical that republicans unite around our shared principles, advance a conservative agenda and do all we can to win this fall. so from what i can tell from that statement and what you heard him say before, you know, he's saying this is a process. isn't it obvious that they're
going to each come halfway, they're going to meet in the middle and hold hands because this winds up being really a prolonged dance of drama to an end game that we kind of know what's going to happen in the effort to beat hillary clinton? >> yeah, this season has been pretty much a lesson in faint praise. we've heard so many various endorsements that didn't quite sound like such. a lot of this is about leverage, it's about making sure that, you know, the voice of paul ryan still an important voice in the republican party even as donald trump is that party's standard bearer. you described it as a dance and that's exactly the word that i was going to use as well. this is a negotiating process which of course donald trump should be familiar with. it's the way that the party comes to an agreement over what donald trump is going to run on, what the party is comfortable with repeating down ballot and then giving himself an out in terms of paul ryan, giving himself the opportunity if he really feels like donald trump
just doesn't show that he can tame down some of his more inflammatory instincts it gives paul ryan the opportunity to say i didn't come around to a full endorsement and protects some of those vulnerable congress members running for reelection. >> let's talk about the man who is job is to try to square in big circle, reince priebus. here is what he had to say the other day, it was a good day for him. listen. >> i can just tell you that there is a lot of agreement on almost all things that were discussed, but we're going to continue talking and it was a cooperative good spirited meeting with good chemistry and i can just tell you i don't think it could have turned out any better. >> so priebus putting a good face on this and obviously there was communication the other day between these two men. the question, you know, as they continue to meet, will they start to see, you know, similarities, will they have similar views, because right now many of their views on trade and
other issues are so different. >> well, they put out a statement that made sure to emphasize few differences. they are trying to characterize their differences as narrow and limited and emphasizing that they probably agree on a lot of things. the party is being careful here and it's understandable, donald trump that is brought a lot of energy to the republican base, brought in a number of new voters, set some records in the primary season. the party cannot ignore that and they want to capture that excitement. it's the same crisis that's happening on the democratic side of the bernie sanders supporters and how do you get those people energized even if the candidate doesn't end up as the nominee, in this case the candidate did end up as the nominee, but the republican party wants to sort of reshape them in their imagine stead of in his. so they are sort of trying to figure out how do they go about that process. >> when do you think trump will get an fueling endorsement, though? >> well, i wouldn't put my money
on anything at this point. we'll see. you know, probably by the convention the party will want that to be quite the show and this sort of culmination of this whole procession, the coronation of donald trump as the standard bearer. i would be surprised if after the convention the people who are going to endorse haven't come around by then, but a lot of these people are going to be keeping an eye on the polling, keeping an eye on how donald trump comes off in some of these rallies. they're biding their time and they are going to give themselves an out if they feel like they need it. >> it will be interesting to see as the party coalesces and also interesting to see how democrats will play this because there's so much tape of so many different things that donald trump has said, will that have an impact, the impact that i think democrats are hoping for. we will have to wait and see. >> thanks for joining us this morning. >> thank you. crisis in syria, a ceasefire collapsing. peace talks going nowhere. cnn takes you there live next.
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welcome back. in syria intense fighting erupting overnight, a ceasefire in the war torn country now expired and peace talks are facing difficult challenges with syria's information minister telling current there are, quote, terrorists sitting at the table. cnn is live in syria. our senior international correspondent fred pleitgen on the ground in damascus. does it feel like we're back at square one here, the opposition and the u.s. are wanting the syrian president bashar al assad out of the equation, the syrian government saying that's not even an option and the fighting continues there? >> reporter: well, george, it certainly appears as though the talks have hit a deadlock. they're supposed to resume tuesday and secretary of state kerry says he hopes for tangible results, from some of the things we're erring had a erring from
the syrian government it's hard to see where that head way may be. one of the things the opposition is calling for they say at the end of any transitional process in syria, which is a key part of the negotiations they want to severe yan president bashar al assad step down. in our interview the information minister said not only is that something that's unlikely but that is something they say is not each going to be on the negotiating table and is absolutely out of the question. at the same time what you have is you do have that reemergence of fighting as well, specifically as you said, in the aleppo area where a ceasefire ran out just a couple of hours ago, intense fighting started almost immediately after ward and in that place the fighting is really as intense as it ever has been up in that very volatile region. at this point in time all sides still continuing to combat each other, at the same time it's really hard to see that there's any sort of way forward at the negotiating table so certainly a very tall order for secretary of state kerry as he tries to move
this forward because at the same time of course he has the syrian civilians on his side, people we are speaking to on the ground say, look, all we want is for all of this to send. they did have a little bit of calm over the past couple of days as a ceasefire was in place. they want something longer lasti lasting. they want to know they don't have to wake up in the morning to have mortars rain down on their heads, george. >> it is a bleak outlook for those many people who are wanting some peace, again, hoping for a ceasefire and humanitarian aid to get to them. fred, thank you for your reporting. time for an early part on your money. seeing a lot of red arrows, markets closed lower in asia, european markets are slightly lower and u.s. futures are following their lead. what a wild ride for stocks this week. the dow fell 217 points wednesday, almost wiping out all of tuesday's triple digit gains, the dow closed thursday with a small gain, 9 points, the s&p 500 ending the day slightly lower and the nasdaq falling a
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sometimes right under the noses of their own parents. the terror attacks in brussels exposed brussels as a officer tile breeding ground, one reason behind it a legal system that allows them to walk free even after they've been convicted in a court. aaron mclock listen is live in brussels with this cnn exclusive. >> erin. >> reporter: george, 28 people were convicted in brussels last week for being part of what's called the zarconi network which is responsible for recruiting some of europe's deadliest terrorists. a cnn producer was in court as the verdict was read out and watched as two senior members of that network recruiters walked free despite having been sentenced to six to seven years in prison. they were allowed to walk free pending their appeal. now, we actually tracked one of the recruiters down to his home address, he confronted us when we got there, he was not happy to see us, though he refused to speak on camera.
one of the individuals that was convicted alongside him was one of his recruits, 18-year-old sabri reffa, a foreign fighter believed to have died in syria, he was convicted. we spoke to his parents and they told us they are absolutely outraged that the man they believe is responsible for recruiting and radicalizing their son is free. take a listen. >> i don't really believe in human justice, but in a god justice. and he will pay. not here, but by -- by god. and i just want to tell him that my son didn't have a second chance like him. >> reporter: we spoke to the president of the tribunal, he said he stands by the court's decision, adding that if these recruiters lose their appeal they will be going to prison.
george. >> our international correspondent erin mclaughlin live for us, thanks for your exclusive report into this very serious matter. let's get an "early start" on your money. seeing a lot of red arrows around the world this morning, markets closed lower in asia, european markets they are slightly lower as well, u.s. features they are following that world lead. monthly retail sales numbers they are coming out later today and they are going to be watched more closely after poor earnings came out from macy's and kohl's, today we will be hearing from jcpenn jcpenney. are you tired of waiting in long security lines at the airport? i think i hear a lot of yeses. well, help is on the way. congress approved the tsa's request to reallocate funds to increase security officers at airports. so where is the money going? about 26 million signed of it is going to pay for extra hours employees will work and $8 million will be used to hire more security officers and the extra staff i'd say is coming just in time because the summer tends to be the busiest travel
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camerota. >> wide eyes there, j.b. we'll find out why. good morning. welcome to your "new day." it is friday. friday the 13th of may, but it means nothing here. 6:00. >> what could possibly go wrong. >> well, alisyn camerota recovering from poker night. brianna keilar, and john berman on the other side. after yesterday's highly anticipated sumic, house speaker paul ryan and rnc chair reince priebus. the word, ryan is totally committed to working together but holding back on endorsing trump just yet. while trump waits on the speaker what speaks loudest in politics. money. sheldon adelson says he is for trump. >> as for the democrats, congressional leaders hope tying trump to the republican establishment will pay dividends nor them and lively democratic