tv Early Start With John Berman and Christine Romans CNN May 17, 2016 1:00am-2:01am PDT
donald trump's problem with women. his attorney now threatening to sue the new york times for painting the presumptive nominee as miss sage domestic as his reason he will not vote for trump. and bouncing back and a couple of primary losses. two states voting today. so will this be where hillary clinton seals the deal? good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is tuesday, may 17th.
a lawyer for donald trump suggests trump may sue the new york times as portraying women as sexist and unsettling. one tweet said no wonder the times is failing. picking up on the word libel, cnn's erin burnett over the chances of the lawsuit. all this as the times defends the piece. a recorder michael barbaro telling john berman none of the facts is in dispute. her portrayal was factual. >> the article is pretty much quoted me the way i spoke it. >> did you think it was negative? did you think there was an agenda? >> i think that you would come
away with a negative feeling about trump. that doesn't mean it was an agenda. i would say good luck, donald. >> not all the women agreed the times played it straight. sara murray has more. >> reporter: donald trump kicked off his week by going to war with the media. the new york times report who interviewed women. one woman who was in his pageant said she received an unwanted kiss on the lips from trump. this was one woman who was on cnn and said she felt misrepresented by her portrayal in the new york times. she never felt uncomfortable around donald trump. he raised alarms when the woman
appeared on fox news to make sure people were disputing the story. now all of this just building into a broader narrative when it comes to donald trump. that is the issue of how he deals with women and how he has dealt with women in the past. one thing we have not seen from the campaign is an attempt to improve donald trump's favor ability number with women in the broader electorate. back to you. >> sara, thank you. overnight, priorities usa, a hillary clinton super pac is releasing a commercial targeting trump. it hits him as his relationships with women. priorities usa will spend over $100 million by the time the campaign is done. >> you can see there was blood
coming out of her eyes. blood coming out of here wherever. >> does she have a good body? no. does she have a fat ass? absolutely. >> this is significant and coming from the democrats and the hillary clinton super pac. expect more of this going forward. also, overnight, john kasich says unless donald trump changes his view, the ohio governor would be hard pressed to endorse him. john kasich spoke exexclusivelyo anderson cooper. he says it doesn't feel right to run as a third party candidate. he told anderson he has not made up his mind about backing the presumptive nominee. >> you are undecided? >> i am. i'm undecided. >> are you undecided if you were
vote for him? >> at the end of the day, endorsing will mean a lot. frankly, my wife and daughters have watched this. if i were to turn around today and endorse him, they would be like why, dad. that matters to me. >> donald trump is scheduled to meet with former secretary of state henry kissinger tomorrow in new york. the 92-year-old kissinger was a aides to ford. >> he has delalt a lot with russia and missiles. donald trump hired his first pollster of the election. tony fabrizio. entering a new phase. in hours, hillary clinton hopes to bounce back in one state after losses to bernie
sanders in indiana and west virginia. both campaigns thinks sanders has an edge in oregon. hillary clinton has spent a lot of time in kentucky. let's get the latest from jeff zeleny. >> reporter: another election day today. kentucky and oregon. the clinton campaign is looking to a win in kentucky as one of the states they could possibly use to break bernie sanders recent winning streak. hillary clinton campaigning across the state of kentucky making 11 stops in her last series of visits. yesterday, she campaigned aggressively in kentucky. she had donald trump in her focus as she tries to out run bernie sanders. she took on trump's words as she imagine what had a debate would be like against him. >> let's imagine i'm on a debate stage with donald trump. now personally, i am really
looking forward to it. and so let's suppose here's the question. what is your plan to create jobs? his answer is i'm going to create them. they're going to be great. i know how to do it. but i'm not telling you what it is i'm going to do. >> reporter: as hillary clinton keeps her eye on trump, bernie sanders has his eye on hillary clinton. he is having a rally tonight. he believes the 475 delegates in the state of california on june 7th could be at least a moral victory for him even if it doesn't put him over the top. he will campaign aggressively for the final three weeks until the primary here and the long democratic fight wraps up. >> jeff zeleny, thank you. president obama is defending his order to the nation's public schools. that order allowing transgender
students to use bathrooms to match their gender identity. the president said his administration used its best judgment to help the schools struggle with the issue. even more important are the children it might help. >> anybody who has been in school, been in high school, who has been a parent, i think should realize that kids who are sometimes in the minority, kids who, you know, have a different sexual orientation or transgender are subject to a lot of bullying, potentially. you know, they're vulnerable. >> many republican lawmakers condemn the bathroom order to the nation's public schools. they call it presidential overreach. the supreme court chose not to resolve the dispute with the
religious order over birth control. they sent it back to the lower courts. it asked the sides for compromise ideas. this is an example of how justice scalia's death affect the cases. billionaire mark cuban says donald trump's unpredictability would be a big loss for anyone with money in the stock market. here's what he told erin burnett last night. >> that uncertainty, you know, potentially as president of the united states, that's the last thing wall street wants to hear. i can say with 100% certainty, we could see a huge, huge correction. >> a correction is a drop of 20% for the stock market. that would end the bull market that spanned the last seven years. cuban is the owner of the mavericks. cuban says he likes trump, but
he would vote for hillary clinton if the election were now. and she were the democratic nominee. he went on to say all of the trump supporters would see their own 401(k), paychecks, shrink if you had a donald trump president. ten minutes after the hour. new information coming out today into what caused a deadly amtrak derailment. remember these pictures? details next.
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a loss of focus by an amtrak engineer is the blame for the derailment near philadelphia that killed eight people. the deadly crash happened after someone threw a rock at a commuter train nearby. the distraction from radio traffic caused the engineer to take a 50 mile an hour curve at more than 100 miles per hour. cnn's rene marsh has more.
>> reporter: the ntsb investigation into the amtrak derailment that killed eight and injured more than 200 people in philadelphia last year has concluded that the train's engineer, brandon bastian was distracted. he was distracted with radio conversation was other trains and dispatchers about other trains hit with projectiles. the ntsb will announce this morning at a public meeting. investigators say they found no evidence that the amtrak engineer was using alcohol, drugs or a cell phone. we do know that the ride from the train station in philadelphia to the site of the derailment was 11 minutes and investigators say seven to nine of the minutes, the engineer was listening and participating in the radio conversations. bastian approached a 50 miles an hour curve at 106 miles per hour
last may. rene, thank you. >> a federal judge announced the names of the conspirators in the bridgegate scandal. we could learn if chris christie was involved in the decision to close lanes in the george washington bridge. two others are going to trial in connection with the scandal. defense testimony resumes this morning in the trial of the baltimore police officer edward nero. one of the six charged in the death of freddie gray last year. before the prosecution rested, officer garrett miller said he took gray into custody alone. miller is one of two officers who were compelled to testify at nero's trial despite their pending charges. this morning, the gun george zimmerman used to kill trayvon
martin in 2012 goes back on the auction block. george zimmerman will try to sell the handgun after the failed attempt last week. he says the new auction will begin on the united gun group site at 9:00 a.m. eastern time. the starting bid is $100,000. if you are flying this morning, good luck. lines at security check points are longer than ever. that means a lot of frustrated travellers. >> we were in security for two hours. we ran to our gate and it was three minutes shy of the door closing. we got a hotel and are back. we hope to make this one. >> i got here two and a half hours early. it still wasn't enough time. i had to go back to my friend's place and try again this morning. >> so what will the crush at security points ease?
some time the summer. jeh johnson says it is a matter of money. >> we're working with congress to get tsa more funding. long approved a reprogramming of 34 million of overtime and hiring of more. with omb we are evaluating whether more will be necessary. >> secretary johnson is hoping to have 768 new tsa officers in place by mid-june. >> this is becoming the biggest complaint right now. looking to see what happens this summer. you have some people calling for the tsa to be kicked out of some airports. some smaller airports want to take over security. >> that guy really did get there two to three hours before the flight and still did not make it. that's crazy. new negotiations beginning today to try to stop the crisis in syria.
talks aimed at resolves the civil war in syria resume today. the international syria support group led by the u.s. and russia will meet in austria. secretary of state john kerry says they hope to rebuild on efforts to restore a cease-fire. it comes as the assad regime claims efforts are working. frederik pleitgen has more from damascus. good morning, fred. >> reporter: good morning, christine. the odds seem to be stacked up
against those trying to negotiate the cessation of hostilit hostilities. you have the local efforts by the assad government which we saw on the ground here outside damascus. the u.n. says the local efforts is not what they want to see. they want to see a nationwide reconciliation process. they want to see all rebel groups part of the process and at this point in time, frankly, they are far away from making that happen. the big problem continues to be the fact that the opposition says that has part of a transitional process here in syria. they want to see bashar al assad step down at some point. syrian government not surprisingly says that will not happen. it is not up for negotiation. it seems there is a deadlock on that issue. that's why the goals of the negotiators in vienna are humble than trying to move a political process forward. they want to remove the
cessation of hostilities in aleppo. the centerpiece, christine, trying to get aid to the besieged areas. i was talking to the red cross. they were trying to deliver aid to the besieged area. they were held up for seven hours at a checkpoint. it is a problem that happens both sides of the equation. >> it is hard to imagine the suffering for five years. the people who are just trying to survive as the political process so slowly grinds. thank you, fred. the u.s. and allies agreed to provide weapons to the libyan government to fight isis. officials are submitting requests from the u.n. arms embar embargo. the lack of a working central government has allowed isis to gain foothold with 6,000
fighters. bowe bergdahl is expected to appear in court in ft. brag tg s this morning. prosecutors are asking to delay the trial date to december because his defense team requested more than 1 million pages of documents connected to the capture with the taliban and five years in captivity. donald trump furious and attorney threatening to sue the new york times over an article on how he treats women. plus. why donald trump's former rival john kasich says he can't endorse and may not even vote for donald trump.
women. this as john kasich tells cnn he cannot endorse the presumptive nominee because of how his wife and daughters feel. and democrats in two states head to the polls to pick the candidate. can hillary clinton and bernie sanders winning streak be beat? welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. a lawyer for donald trump suggests he may sue the new york times over the article over the treatment of women as sexist and unsettling. trump's fury late into the night, no wonder the times is failing. cnn's erin burnett asked jill martin about the chances of the lawsuit against the times. martin said it is a distinct possibility. none of the facts of the piece
are in dispute. one woman quoted in the article said her portrayal was factual. >> the article is pretty much quoted me the way i spoke it. >> did you think it was negative? did you think there was an agenda? >> it is hard to say. i think that you would probably come away with a negative feeling about trump, but that doesn't necessarily mean there was an agenda to make it that way. i would say good luck with life, donald. i don't think you should be president. >> not all the women depicted in the piece like how they were portrayed. cnn's sara murray has more. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. donald trump kicked off his week by going to war with the media. he took aim at the times for a report they had which they interviewed dozens of women in trump's orbit who said he seemed to objectify them and make unwanted advances. one woman said she received an
unwanted kiss on the lips from donald trump. there was one of the women featured in the story who came out and on cnn and said she felt misrepresented by her portrayal in the new york times. she said she never felt uncomfortable around donald trump. >> i asked him several times if it was a negative piece they were writing on him in general. i didn't have anything to say negatively with my relationship with donald. i was warned that it was spun negative. i said that is impossible. i'm not giving a negative story. he was a gentleman. he was thoughtful. he was a gentleman. we had a lot of fun together. >> reporter: that sent donald trump off on twitter. he raised concerns when people were disputing the story. he took to twitter to say the story was false and malicious. all of this just building into a
broader narrative when it comes to donald trump. that is the issue of how he deals with women. how he dealt with women in the past. one thing we have not seen from the campaign is an attempt to improve donald trump's favorability numbers. many women have an unfavorable view of him. that is something the campaign has to deal with if they hope to win in november. back to you. >> sara, thank you. almost on cue overnight, priorities usa, a hillary clinton super pac announced it is releasing a commercial. it hits trump for past comments about women. priorities usa plans to spend well over $100 million by the time the campaign is done. >> you know, you can see there was blood coming out of her eyes. blood coming out of her wherever. >> does she have a good body? no.
does she have a fat ass? absolutely. >> and also, john kasich says unless trump changes his views, he would are hard pressed to endorse him. the ohio governor says he is less inclined to become his running mate. although john kasich has deep reservations about trump, he will not mount a third party bid. in kasich's words, it doesn't feel right. as kasich portrayed himself as a loyal republican, he told anderson he has not made up his mind about backing the presumptive nominee. >> you are undecided? >> i am. i'm undecided. >> undecided whether you would vote for him? >> at the end of the day, especial endorsing means a lot. at the end of the day, my wife and daughters watch this. if i endorsed him, they would be like, why, dad? that matters to me.
>> donald trump is scheduled to meet with henry kissinger tomorrow. he is considered the older statesman on global affairs. according to the report, the 92-year-old kissinger was a top adviser to nixon and ford. both campaigns thinks sanders has the edge in oregon today. secretary clinton investing time and money in kentucky. her campaign thinks has a better chance to win. latest now from correspondent jeff zeleny. >> reporter: john and christine, another election day today. kentucky and oregon. the clinton campaign is looking to a win in kentucky as one of the states to break bernie sanders's winning streak. making 11 stops in her last series of visits in the last
couple weeks. she campaigned across kentucky aggressively. she had donald trump in her focus as she tries to out run bernie sanders. she took on a bit of donald trump's words as she imagined what a debate against him would be like. >> let's just imagine i'm on a debate stage with donald trump. now personally i am really looking forward to it. and so let's suppose here's the question. so what is your plan to create jobs? his answer is i'm going to create them. they're going to be great. i know how to do it. but i'm not telling you what it is i'm going to do. >> reporter: even as hillary clinton keeps her eye on donald trump, bernie sanders has his eye on hillary clinton. that's why he is coming to los angeles to have a campaign rally tonight. believes the 475 delegates in
the state of california on june 7th could be a moral victory for him even if it is not enough to put him over the top. he will campaign aggressively in california for the final three weeks until the june 7th primary here in long democratic fight wraps up. >> jeff, thank you. president obama is defending his order to the nation's public schools allowing transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity. in the first public comments since the issue, he says the administration used its best judgment to help schools struggling with the issue and more importantly the children it might help. >> anybody who has been in school, been in high school, who has been a parent, i think should realize that kids who are sometimes in the minority, kids who, you know, have a different
sexual orientation or transgender are subject to a lot of bullying potentially. you know, they are vulnerable. >> many republican lawmakers condemned the order to the nation's public schools. they call it presidential overreach. the supreme court chose not to resolve the dispute with religious employers and the mandate in obamacare. the justices sent the matter back to court hoping to reach a compromise. they had both sides to discuss briefs for compromise. this is an example of how justice scalia's death affected how the supreme court approaches cases. and this is what a jump of $18 billion in market value looks like. apple stock popped 4% yesterday after warren buffet's company bought 9.8 million shares of
apple in the first quarter. with apple's recent drop, the price could have been too good to pass up. berkshire brought on new fund managers which influenced the buy. that jump from apple helped the dow gain 175 points yesterday. all three averages adding 1%. the relief rally to start the week. the market dropped for the last three weeks. dow futures are up today. stocks in europe are up. shares in asia finishing up. oil reaching above $48 a barrel overnight. air travelers. missing flights across the country. long tsa lines leaving passengers stranded and frustrated. how long the problem could last. next. wanna drink more water?
findings on the derailment last year near philadelphia that killed eight people. the deadly crash happened after someone threw a rock at a commuter train nearby. the agency says the distraction caused the engineer to take a 50-mile-an-hour curve at more than 100 miles an hour. cnn's rene marsh has the latest. >> reporter: john and christine, a source tells cnn an investigation into the amtrak 188 derailment that killed eight and injured more than 200 people in philadelphia last year has concluded that the train's engineer. brandon bostian was distracted prior to the crash. distracted by radio conversations with other trains and dispatchers about other trainings being hit with projecti projectiles. the ntsb will announce their conclusion this morning. no evidence that the engineer was using alcohol, drugs or a
cell phone. we do know the ride from the train station in philadelphia to the site of the derailment was 11 minutes and investigators say seven to nine of the minutes, the engineer was listening and participating in the conversatio conversations. bostian approached a 50-mile-an-hour curve at 106 miles an hour. and the names of the unindicted co- conspirators be named today in the bridgegate. we could learn if anyone else in the chris christie administration was involved in the 2013 decision to close lanes at the george washington bridge as accused of an active political retribution. one person has pleaded guilty and two others going to trial with the scandal. defense testimony resumes
this morning in the trial of edward nero. one of six police officers charged in the death of freddie gray. garrett miller testified he alone took gray into custody after the chase. miller is one of two officers who were compelled to testify in nero's trial. this morning, the gun that george zimmerman used to kill trayvon martin in 2012 goes back on the auction block. he will try again to sell the handgun after the failed attempt last week. he says the new auction will start at 9:00 a.m. eastern. the starting bid is $100,000. if you happen to be flying this morning, get to the airport early. lines at security check points are longer than ever. many passengers reporting wait times of two to three hours and that means a lot of frustrated travelers are missing their
connections. >> we were just in security for almost two hours. we ran to the gate and it was three minutes shy of the door closing. we got a hotel and are back and hopefully we can make this flight. >> i got here two to three hours early and it wasn't enough time. i had to go back to my friend's place and try again. >> he could not get his flight. when will the crush ease? some time this summer, the tsa hopes. jeh johnson says it is a matter of money. >> we are working with congress to get more funding. congress last week approved a reprogramming of more overtime and expedite more hiring of tsos. with omb we are evaluating whether more will be necessary. >> secretary johnson says he
hopes to have the new officers in place by mid-june. in the meantime, plan a lot of time at the airport. >> i cannot believe it. he said he got there two to three hours early. he still didn't make the flight. >> some want to kick tsa out. they want that take over security. severe thunderstorms in the forecast for a big part of texas. let's bring in meteorologist pedram javaheri. >> good morning, christine and john. watching south central texas. generally austin and out west toward san angelo. large hail. the threat at 5% at the most for tornadoes. by the afternoon hours, you will see the storms takeover from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. you see the storms migrate to san antonio and points south. the big story beyond that
becomes the volume of water that comes down over the next several days through friday. expansive area where you see 2 to 4 inches. some pockets of 4 to 6 inches in central texas by later this week. the other story we are following. the cold temperatures in the midwest. cincinnati, 31 degrees yesterday morning. among the coldest temperatures this late into the season. the last time we had a sub freezing temperature in may was the 19th of may a decade ago. good news is this time around, we are about 16 degrees warmer than this time yesterday. detroit, cincinnati and new york city is 11 degrees warmer than this time yesterday. we are shooting for 67 in new york. 77 in nashville. 80 in dallas. pedram, thank you. stocks jumped to start the week. is the market ready to break out of the slump or is this a short ral rally? we will have an early start on your money next.
talks aimed at resolving the civil war in syria resume today. the international syria support group led by the u.s. and russia will hold talks in vienna. this as the assad regime is looking to efforts that are working. cnn's frederik pleitgen is live in damascus. fred, what can you tell us? >> reporter: this is something the u.s. is very skeptical of. they say it could work in towns and villages, but they say in the end, it needs to be a reconciliation process for the entire country. because otherwise all you are doing is dividing the rebel factions here.
they have qualms they want resolved. the goals for the summit are humble. they are not talking about the political transition process. what they are talking about right now is trying to get a cease-fire that is already supposed to be in place for the country to get back to work. up in the aleppo region, there is a lot of fighting going on. in the damascus region, it is holding better. the other goal is simply trying to get people to stop dying. get the fighting to stop in syria, but get people to stop starving to death. there are a lot of besieged areas where people are not getting medical aid or getting food aid. i spoke to the red cross a couple days ago. it recently tried to deliver aid in a area that is under siege. they were held at a checkpoint for seven hours and turned back.
many districts have that issue. that is going to be at the top of the agenda of the talks going on today. >> it has been going on for five years. the millions of people caught in the middle there. fred pleitgen. great reporting. 57 minutes past the hour. let's get an early start on your money. dow futures are higher after strong gains yesterday. investors gained confidence about retail and oil prices. crude up again today. trading above $48 a barrel. stocks in europe and asia rising. tim cook is making the most of the trip to asia. he stops in india today. that will mark his first trip as ceo to the nation. he is expected to meet with the prime minister who is trying to invigorate the manufacturing sector and develop the ties to silicon valley. cook was in china to solidify that country's version of uber.
india offers a big growth opportunity. at the end of march, combined sales in europe and india accounted for 23% of apple's total. central banks around the world are dumping u.s. debt at a record pace. china, russia and brazil sold off $1 billion each. that brings the total to $123 billion. the fastest pace of u.s. selloff since 1978. here is the interesting part. it is not because the countries are worried about the u.s. economy. it is because their economies are struggling with low oil and slow growth and falling currency. the treasury bonds are considered one of the safest investments. the yield on the ten-year treasury is 1.77%.
it is in high demand with the recent selloff. more reflection of what is happening in those countries. when you see a move that dramatic. "early start" continues right now. >> donald trump taking on the new york times over their article about how he treats and approaches women. his attorney overnight suggests a lawsuit might be in the works. this as one of his former opponents suggests he may not be ready to endorse donald trump based on what his wife and daughters think. in hours, hillary clinton hoping to bounce back and a series of stinging losses against bernie sanders. two states voting today. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> great to see you today. i'm john berman. it is tuesday, may 17th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. breaking overnight. the lawyer for donald trump
suggests that trump might sue the new york times over the article portraying his treatment of women. the fury of trump extended into the night. trump tweeted no wonder the times is failing. cnn's erin burnett asked jill martin of the chances of a lawsuit. martin responded it is a distinct possibility. although you hear that from trump and his organization. all this as the times is defending the piece. reporter michael burburo and megan tuo says none of the facts is in dispute. one woman said her portrayal is factu factual. >> the article is pretty much quoted me the way i spoke it. >> did you think it was negative? did you think there was an agenda? >> it is hard to say. i think that you would