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in march, he secret service jum on stage after a man tried to storm the stage in ohio. hillary clinton you see there dodging a shoe in las vegas in 2014. hillary clinton's campaign schedule change with polls in california tightening. one poll shows a two-point lead for clinton. she has decided to make a five-day swing through the state thursday. sanders has been barnstorming california nonstop putting all remaining resources in the state. he has called the whole enchillada. big day for donald trump. two events. noon, the playbooks for running trump university will be unsealed. a lawsuit against the university claims it was a scam, trump university, that defrauded students. some up to $35,000 each. trump himself is trashing the case and judge who calls trump
quote a hater. no, trump called the judge a hater of trump's who happens to be mexican. he said i should have easily won on summary judgment, but have a judge that is totally bias against me. the other disclosure at the news conference where trump will settle questions over the fund-raiser benefitting veterans. answering questions of how much was raised. he said $6 million on stage at the time. he said he would give $1 million, but we are hearing that donation just went through last week and which groups got all the money. details on bill kristol and his efforts to find and fund a third party candidate. sources tell cnn they have done extensive polling and talked to potential candidates and financial backers. a third party campaign would be a steep climate this point on the election calendar.
the deadline for getting on the ballot in texas has passed. kristol would tell cnn he has a plan. several names are floated as possible candidates. mitt romney and ben sasse and adam kinzinger. joining us this morning to break down the state of the race and start of the summer is dylan byer. let's talk about the state of california. you have bernie sanders all in in california. how realistic is it for him to become viable by him investing so much in california? >> california is all he has at this point. he doesn't become viable as his party's nominee. there will not be a contested convention. look, california means a lot. symbolically. i overheard hillary clinton's remarks at a fund-raiser recently.
she said no state in the union does more to determine the future with the nation and democratic party than the state of california. it looks really bad for hillary clinton if she can't win that state. it looks really good for bernie sanders heading into the convention in late july if he can win that state. it gives him more leverage in advancing his democratic socialist platform during the four days at the convention. look, bernie sanders, everything he stands for is something that hillary clinton has to pay attention to and something she will have to speak to during the convention. it is more so if he can pick up the golden state. >> bernie sanders says a comeback is possible. comeback like the golden state warriors just pulled off against the oklahoma city thunder. no coincidence, dylan byers, bernie sanders was at the game sitting next to danny glover on the right. bernie sanders went to the game. he tweeted during the game
itself. it said last week golden state was down 3-1. they finished off a great comeback in california. i like comebacks. who doesn't like the idea of a comeback? that is why hillary clinton is changing her schedule. >> that is true. look, i think bernie sanders created a very powerful movement. he has changed the game, if you will. whether or not that means you can draw a correlation between steph curry and klay thompson. it is interesting about bernie sanders. you know, he is the populous man of the people type guy. we keep seeing him show up the at star studded events like the white house correspondents' dinner and now at game seven. that is usually a hollywood star studded affair. interesting to see him at the events. >> it sure is.
>> what is ibaka? i digress. >> let's talk about -- go ahead. >> i was going to say who is the serge ibaka? i would say martin o'malley. >> we will get a couple of reveals today. this is something for months with the questions of the $6 million he says he raised instead of the debate and did it really go to veterans groups? we will get more on trump university. trump has been on the offensive of the judge in the trump university case. calling him a hater and mexican. i guess that is an insult in his mind. >> donald trump has had a way with spinning these things to
his favor. he turns news stories into media events. many of us believe to be controversy. and what he is doing with the judge. he seems to spin that into a win. at least among his base. i think for me what is key about what's going on here in terms of the fund raising for vets, this is an issue that might not have come to the floor had it not been for pressure from the washington post. it is easy to think of the examples where donald trump said he would do something. i raised money. i have done this. i'm a great guy. good on the washington post for coming back around and saying, okay, where is in that money you raised and how much did you raise and when is that actually going to arrive and what will it look like? i think in that regard, no matter how he tries to spin things today, i think good on the media on this one for actually holding him to account. i hope they continue to do so. >> that's right. dylan, you get a sense that
trump would not have scheduled this public event if he did not have answers to the questions. these are questions that should have and could have been answered months ago. trump claimed on that stage at that event that he raised $6 million and now denies he ever said that although it is on video. this is just about the truth. simple truth. you know, living up to what you said on stage. this is something donald trump has had issues with throughout the campaign. >> right. absolutely. he has proven time and again, he can get away with saying, oh, i never said that. never mind there's a tape of that. this is the guy who acted as though he were his own spokesperson with reporters back in the day. then said oh, it wasn't me. people over time, many people decided they can believe him when he said that. there are so many instances and so many instances over the course of the last ten minutes in which donald trump has gone
against something he said in the past. not followed through on a promise. contradicted himself. i think you have to hope that at some point the american people get tired of that and expect a little bit more from the nominee of a major political party. >> yes, but it is not reflected in the polls. he now has the nomination. he has the delegates. as we again reveal the inconsistencies, he has done well with supporters. >> that's true. i would say the general election audience may prove to be different than republican audien audience. >> dylan, thank you. time for an early start on your money with no references to sports. global markets higher this morning. especially in asia. in the u.s., investors return from memorial day holiday to a week jammed with economic news. including a jobs report on friday. it could signal a fed interest rate hike later this summer. u.s. futures are mostly flat.
the dow futures up a little bit. if you are hoping to fly to venezuela, you may be out of luck. two more airlines, latin based and lufthansa are suspending flights. they join three others in reducing or suspending service to venezuela. its economy is reliant on oil and low crude prices have strangled the economy. the airlines cited not enough demand from business travelers as the reason for cutting service. virtually anybody who does business with venezuela knows it has been tough in recent months. now you can see it when you look at air travel. officials at the cincinnati zoo defending their call to shoot and kill a gorilla trying to protect a little boy. hear why they would do the same thing again if they had to. that's next. and 2% back at the grocery store.
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17-year-old gorilla after a 3-year-old boy fell in the habitat. he said the silverback harambe was dangerous and the boy's life was hanging in the balance. the child's family released a statement thanking the zoo for taking quick action. >> reporter: the director said we stand by our decision and would make the same decision today. >> naturally, we did not take the shooting of harambe lightly. but that child's life was in danger. and people who question that or are monday morning quarterbacks or second guessers don't understand that you can't take a risk with a silverback gorilla. they are three times bigger than a man. six times stronger than that. this is a dangerous animal. >> reporter: harambe was 450
pounds and 17-year-old male. they say they once seen him crush a coconut with his hands. during the ten tense minutes when the 3-year-old boy was dragged round and yanked. they said harambe was agitated and aggressive. the dangerous animal response team tried to lure him out of the exhibit. they said using tranquillizer would be too dangerous. they had to take the action to shoot and kill him. the anger around the situation continues to grow. now people are calling for the parents to be prosecuted. there's an online petition garnering 100,000 signature at this point. people want prosecutors and police to criminally charge the parents for negligence and also a lot of people giving their support and their sadness for harambe. however, the zoo director says he refuses to point fingers and as of yet, no criminal charges
have been filed. christine. >> jessica, thank you. news for roman polanski. he managed to avoid extradition to the u.s. to face sentencing for a 1977 child sexual abuse conviction. the government of poland says it will appeal a judge's decision not to extradite him. there is no expiration date on the sentencing for statutory rape. according to the agreement, polanski is still eligible for extradition. the nba finals are set. steph curry and the golden state warriors. they staged a comeback against oklahoma city. they won game seven. coy wire shows us how it went down in the bleacher report next. righ your. stomach! watch this!... >>yikes, that ice cream was
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don't fall for directv. xfinity lets you download your shows from anywhere. i used to like that song. the golden state warriors beat the odds and thunder to head back to the nba finals. >> coy wire has more in the bleacher report. >> good to see you, christine and john. welcome back. the defending champs were down 3-1 in the series. two teams had ever come back from that great of deficit in conference finals history. make that three. warriors down at halftime. step up steph curry. curry made it rain. the trey to tie it up it the third. he had this nail in the coffin right here when the thunder made
a push late. 36 points in all for the league mvp. golden state wins game seven 96-88. they advance to face lebron james and the cavaliers as john berman mentioned, game one, thursday night. it will be a good one. nhl stanley cup final. they were partying in pittsburgh. they snag the game from the sharks. penguins let a two-goal lead slip away. game two is tomorrow night in pittsburgh. finally, great moment before yesterday's padres and mariners game. this guy right here, this is 92-year-old world war ii veteran burke waldron. look at him saunter out on the
field? he started his service in the military in 1943 before retiring in 1946. we can only hope to have half that energy. bottle it up, guys. >> that dude is a good lefty right there and a great american. what a wonderful thing to see. what a wonderful thing to see. coy, can i ask you about the basketball? >> absolutely. >> rematch over last year. my theory and i'm willing to change it ten teams before thursday. the only team to beat golden state would be oklahoma city running that fast paced offense. can the cavs do it? >> they were up 4-2 last year. they did not have kevin love. then they lost kyrie irving. now they are healthy and hungry. they have not won a pro championship in 52 years. this is going to be a great finals. i think the cavs have a chance. >> coy wire, thanks.
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why they were compelled to take action. i have seen it 50 times. i gasp. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. 28 minutes after the hour. the secret service jumps into action to protect bernie sanders in california. overnight, four protesters tried to storm the stage in oakland. the agents stepped in to protect the candidate. watch here. >> step away. right there. right there. we're good here. >> we don't get intimidated
easily. >> as you see, bernie sanders was fine. one protester was picked up and carried away by secret service with his hands cuffed. bernie sanders went on with his speech. the animal rights group direct action everywhere is now claiming they were behind the stunt. denouning bernie sanders support for animal an agriculture. as for the campaign, one week left until the california primary where sanders hopes a strong showing against hillary clinton could prove he is still a viable candidate. >> this is not the first time in just this election cycle candidates have faced security threats. last friday, trump's motorcade sped off in fresno, california when people threw things at it. and someone tried to rush the stage in dayton, ohio. in 2014, someone threw a shoe at
hillary clinton at a speech. and polls in california showing the race close. a two-point lead for hillary clinton in one poll. she is now deciding to make a five-day swing through the state of california starting on thursday. did i say sting? i meant a swing. a campaign swing. she canceled events in new jersey and going to california. why? because of this guy. bernie sanders. he's been there nonstop putting all of the resources in his campaign into the state he calls the whole enchillada. two big revelations for donald trump. the playbooks for trump university are unsealed. a lawsuit against the university claims it was a scam that defrauded students. some up to $35,000 each. trump himself is trashing the case and judge. trump calls him quote a hater of donald trump who happens to be mexican. trump tweeted, i should have won
the case on summary judgment, but have a judge who is totally bias against me. the other disclosure is supposed to come at a news conference where trump will settle questions about the january fund-raiser. questions like how much money did he raise? was it really $6 million? new details on editor bill kristol and his efforts to find and fund a third party candidate. sources say they have done extensive polling and talked to potential candidates and financial backers. the deadline on getting on the ballot in texas has passed. the deadline for getting on the ballot in north carolina is june 9th. several names have been floating
as possible candidates. mitt romney to ben sasse. the problem with these guys, they all said no. no way. no how. they are not doing it. joining us to talk down the state of the race and people who are actually running, senior reporter for media and politics is dylan byers live in the bureau. we sent you to california because you actually live there and there is a primary one week from today. a lot of stuff going on. hillary clinton doing a campaign sting as i call it. a swing as others call it. she is campaigning in california hard. this is as bernie sanders essentially moved to california, dylan. >> that is right. you do the delegate path. hillary clinton will get the nomination. the question is what does it look like if she gets the nomination and she hasn't won the state of california? look at the polls if she
narrowly won the state of california? the democratic party, the story is hillary clinton's inability to put this away and bernie sanders continue to be a thorn in her side and advancing a progressive democratic socialist version of the democratic party platform. he's looking to the convention at the end of july as a chance to advance that agenda and the more delegates he has under his belt, the more popular vote he has under his belt. certainly if he were to have a state like california, if he is trailing hillary clinton at the moment, that would be huge for him. it would really, i think, cause hillary clinton to think more than she already has about just how much she had to cater to the bernie sanders faithful toward the general election. >> it is interesting. he is trying to have a bigger say in a party that he is technically not a part of. he is succeeding in attacking her to the left. this is what he said last night
at the game. here is what he said. last week, golden state was down 3-1. tonight, they finish a great comeback in california. i like comebacks. how nervous is team clinton here? >> i think you can see by the five-state sting or swing that she is clearly taking the patter very seriously. you know, look, her entire campaign, i think behind the scenes and somewhat in terms of public remarks, remarks at speeches and fund-raisers, they are focused on donald trump. they are sending a message. just because we are getting the nomination doesn't mean you can't show up on june 7th. you have to come out and give a strong showing and deliver the state for us because again, it looks bad and gives donald trump a lot of ammunition if california is neck and neck for her. i think she is taking this matter seriously. i think she would like to
believe she is the steph curry of politics and that doesn't go to bernie sanders just because he happened to show up for one game with danny glover. we have time before june 7th. he could close the gap with her. no matter what, it is a story that the democratic primary contests have been. neck and neck stories where one person is out with the narrative. at the end of the day, they come out with equal popular vote and equal delegates. >> let's put up the picture of bernie sanders at the golden state game. there is bernie sanders behind the basket and next to danny glover. sanders not wearing the yellow golden state shirt. what that prove decisive one week from today? i would go to the game too. big day for donald trump. two events happening. a news conference at 11:00 eastern. he will release what he says are the details of that fund raising he did for veterans.
he will come clean there he says. by order of a judge, trump has to release documents about how he did business. shining a light on trump's inner workings here. >> i think that is right. at the end of the day, i don't think either of the things are terribly beneficial to donald trump. i think he will do everything in his power. he is savvy at spinning these things to his favor. he is already trying to convince his followers not to pay attention to what is going on. it is the dismissal of the source. you dismiss the media or dismiss the judge. you discount whatever information comes out. it is interesting to see what he does in terms of the money he raised for vets and how he spins that. if he raised $6 million and then
said he raised $12 million. that is in the donald trump playbook. it will be a difficult week and challenging week for him. you know, i think this is what much of the summer might look like for him given the baggage and stuff from his past that is coming out and continuing to come out for the summer. >> attacking the judge calling him a donald trump hater and saying he is mexican. he was born in indiana. that might not have hurt him with his primary electorate. does it hurt him with the general election? >> well, look, again, if you were a mexican immigrant to this country and you still supported donald trump despite what he said when he announced his bid for presidency and when he called mexicans rapists and criminals and talked about building a wall.
if you supported him after that, you certainly don't support him now. the idea you can discount a judge because he happens to be mexican. let's call a spade a spade here. it is ridiculous. these things do actually play very well with his base which is primarily white, working class group of voters who view immigrants and immigration as the scapegoat for their problems. the question for donald trump in the general election is how do you continue to rile up your base which is at the end of the day a sliver of the generation of the population without alienating the people who need to hand you the white house in november. >> dylan byers. thank you. from politics to money. will the federal reserve raise interest rates this summer? a strong jobs report may tip the scales for a june bump. experts expect the labor market
to bounce back in may after slow in april. that could give the fed chair the ammunition needed for a rate hike. stocks ended the best week in months. yellen said we could expect an increase in the summer. the dow and s&p are up 3% for the year. u.s. markets were closed for memorial day. futures flat this morning in preparation for a week jammed with economic news. reports on personal income and consumer spending and home price data should be interesting. very interesting for christine romans. 20 minutes until the hour. officials at the cincinnati zoo say they had no choice but to act. they are defending their call to shoot and kill a gorilla to protect a 3-year-old little boy. we will hear from top officials next.
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17-year-old gorilla after a 3-year-old boy fell in the habitat. the 17-year-old gorilla, harambe, was dangerous. the child's family releasing a statement thanking the zoo's staff for taking quick action. we get more from jessica schneider. >> reporter: the director of the zoo put it bluntly. he said we stand by our decision. we would make the same choice today. he said the monday morning quarterbacks don't understand how dangerous a silverback gorilla can be. >> naturally, we did not take the shooting of harambe lightly. but that child's life was in danger and people who question that or are monday morning quarterbacks or second guessers don't understand that you can't take a risk with a silverback
gorilla. they are three times bigger than a man. >> reporter: harambe was a 17-year-old male and 450 pounds. they have seen him crush a coconut with his hands. during the ten tense minutes when the boy was thrown around. they say harambe was growing agitated and aggressive. the dangerous animal response team tried to lure him out of the exhibit. they said using tranquillizer would be too dangerous. they had to take the action to shoot and kill him. the anger around the situation just continues to grow. in fact, people are calling for the parents to be prosecuted. there's an online petition garnering more than 100,000 signatures at this point. people want prosecutors and police to criminally charge the parents for negligence and also a lot of people giving support and their sadness for harambe. the zoo director says he refuses
to point fingers and as of yet, no criminal charges have been filed. christine and john. >> jessica, thank you. you know what i want to know? i want to know what is coming up on "new day." we have chris cuomo with us. >> not so fast. this story about the zoo. we have jack hanna coming on. john and i remember him well from our days on abc news from our days there as an extended family member. what is your take? >> i feel the child could have been killed. it is hard to watch. ten minutes. i can't believe the child was not injured more. >> j.b. >> i'm contractuly obligated to agree with christine romans. >> will look at the issues. of course, you have a parenting issue. you have to figure out how the kid got into the zoo. that takes you into the security
of the enclosure, but level of parenting going on. we will look at those. then, we will talk to animal specialists about the behavior and the options. what they really were considering there in the ten minutes that they took before they made the decision to kill the gorilla. we will get you into the world of politiciapolitics. a bit of a scare for bernie sanders. secret service grabbing bernie sanders shielding him from protest protesters. they rushed the stage. why? who were they? what did they want? disclosure day for donald trump. he is releasing the information of the donation to veterans. two schools of thought. donald trump gave $1 million. why is he being hassled? then there is the other position. what does this is a about his ability to manage and promise and deliver?
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counter attack by isis. isis using snipers and suicide bombers which will be a problem as iraqi forces try to enter the city. we know the situation for civilians is extremely difficult. the u.n. says as many as 50,000 are stuck inside. iraqis under siege and now civilians without food, clean water and medicine. people who are leaving the city or are able to leave the city, the few who have, talking about having old dusty dates left to eat. the u.n. is worried because of the lack of clean water that a cholera epidemic could breakout. we have this on top of the fact that the iraqi forces themselves are quite a diverse group.
anti-terrorist forces and fairly well trained and local police forces. also thousands of members of the iranian trained and equipped and advised by iranian advisers in the field which many people worry could spark sectarian tensions in the already difficult situation. john. >> ben wedeman for us reporting on the operations in fallujah. thanks, ben. north korea's attempt to launch another missile failed. that according to south korea military. the north's missiles are supposed to have the potential to reach japan and u.s. military bases in the pacific. in a string of high profile misfires for kim jong-un, north korea has failed four times to successfully launch. ian mccaw has resigned from the baylor university. he is stepping down to promote
unity and healing at the school. the university is under fire for covering up sexual assault allegations against members of the football team. steph curry and the golden state warriors will defend the nba title after they beat the oklahoma city thunder in a thrilling game seven last night. steph curry scored 36 points. 7 three-pointers. the warriors had to stage a second half comeback. they were down 3-1 in the series. a lot of people said they were done. they are not. now they go on to face lebron james and the cleveland cavaliers. game one is thursday night in oakland. sleepless nights ahead. an early start on your money. investors rest turn from the memorial day holiday to a week jammed with economic data. a jobs report on friday could signal an interest rate hike. stocks ended the best week in months after janet yellen said you can expect an interest rate
increase this summer. the dow and s&p up 3% for the year. u.s. futures right now up 20 points. the verizon strike is over. workers scored big raises and bonuses. union employees will return to work this week after striking since mid-april. the main complaints overworking conditions, call center closures and jobs shipped overseas. the union said workers will receive a $1250 signing bonus and 3% raise. memorial day weekend. usually a big bang for the box office. big letdown. "x-men apocalypse" with $90 million. that is the drop off from the last movie which earned $110 million. "alice through the looking glass." a big disappointment. it brought in $34 million on a
$170 million budget. johnny depp. >> i think they should combine the films. "alice through the apocalypse." >> i think you have a future in hollywood. the secret service forced to step in as protesters rushed bernie sanders on stage in california. he is back on the trail today. now hillary clinton is set for a big california push later this week. "new day" starts now. step away. >> protestors trying to storm the stage at a sanders' rally. >> we don't get intimidated easily. >> we won. we -- we -- i'm just the messenger. >> this is not a reality show. it's not just politics. >> hillary can't even beat bernie, and beating bernie would not be tough. >> i'll do everything i can to see that trump is defeated. the gorilla has a child. >> this child was being dragged
around. this is not a gentle thing. >> was he looking at this child to protect or was he looking at it as just a rag doll? >> there was no other decision to make. rio de janeiro. the host of the 2016 summer olympics. >> everything's going to be ready on time. >> don't come here expecting everything to be perfect. >> are rio's olympics somehow cursed? >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. good morning, everyone. welcome to your "new day." it's tuesday, may 31st, 6:00 in the east. unfirst, bernie sanders back on the campaign trail after a big security scare at a rally in oakland. the secret service racing to shield sanders when protestors rushed the stage. sanders and hillary clinton barnstorming california today, one week before the critical primary there. donald trump, it's disclosure day. expected to provide a full accounting of which veterans charities benefitted from that controversy iowa fund-raiser back in january. you remember, he claims to have
raised $6 million. trump says he's the only one to raise money and that this analysis is unfair. others say it's about delivering on a promise. the more critical disclosure for trump today is his internal playbook documents from trump university. those are also being unsealed today bep have the race for the white house covered the way only cnn can. let's start with senior washington correspondent joe johns. joe? >> reporter: good morning, chris. a huge crowd in california getting to see how quickly the secret service protection detail can spring into action after a few protestors from an animal rights group seeking to put a spotlight on its stance against agra business tried to rush the stage. it was all over in moments, but will be remembered as one more event in a strange and unpredictable presidential primary season. >> step away. right there, right there. >> reporter: dramatic moments at a bernie sanders rally in downtown oakland,