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donald trump blaming the media and denying accusations he tweeted an anti-semitic graphic to attack hillary clinton. president obama on the campaign trail with hillary clinton and in a key swing state. can the president's popularity boost clinton's paling poll numbers? hundreds kill in attacks as ramadan closes. isis affront on the wave of terror. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> hope you had a happy fourth
of july. i'm george howell. now the trump campaign is under fire for some calling an anti-semitic tweet. that image with a pile of cash and a six-pointed star appeared on a white supremacist message board two weeks ago accusing hillary clinton of corruption. over the weekend, the trump campaign social media director posted a statement on facebook saying the graphic was not created by the campaign or sourced from an anti-semitic site. it was lifted from an anti-hillary twitter user where countless images appear. it goes on to say the social media director for the campaign, i would never offend anyone. critics are still hammering the trump campaign. sara murray has more. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump is still dealing with the firestorm after the
tweet that appeared previously on a white supremacist message board. it slammed hillary clinton as crooked hillary, but has a six-pointed star. trump did put out a statement trying to turn this around on clinton. he said these false attacks by hillary clinton trying to link the star of david with a basic star often used by sheriffs saying crooked hillary is the most criminal candidate ever. clinton is trying to divert attention from herself and husband. of course, the clinton campaign was critical of this tweet saying it shows a pattern of behavior of trump. for trump's part, he is trying to turn attention away from the scandal with the veepstakes. trying to turn the attention
away to the possible candidates. possibly considering joni ernst. thank you, sara. clinton campaigning with president obama for the first time. starting in washington this morning and hitching a ride on air force one to charlotte. the president hoping his popularity rubs off on clinton. the survey shows her six points ahead of trump. a narrowing of her double-digit lead two months ago. let's go to sunlen serfaty in washington. >> reporter: good morning, christine and george. coming off the fbi interview over the use of private e-mail server, hillary clinton will try to take back the narrative.
she will campaign for the first time with president obama in charlotte, north carolina. clinton will hitch a ride down there with president obama on air force one. which donald trump quickly seized on tweeting last night, quote, why is president obama allowed to use air force one on the campaign trail with crooked hillary. now this is a strategic move for the clinton campaign. they see this as the biggest must-win for the campaign. trying to under cut him a bit there. aides to clinton expect obama to tell the story of the friendship with secretary of state clinton and laying into donald trump. they expect him to echo the message that clinton is pushing herself that trump is unqualified for the presidency. >> thank you. the question about hillary clinton's running mate. speculation now running rampant over who the pick will be.
could it be this person? senator cory booker? he stopped denying that he has been vetted for the job. referring questions now to the clinton campaign. other names that are widely floated, senator tim kaine and ohio senator sherrod brown. the perspective pick with the highest profile campaigning with clinton is elizabeth warren. bernie sanders back at work in the senate, but because he hasn't formally dropped out of the race, he is still getting secret service protection. the agents cost about $40,000 a day. that adds up to $500 million and counting. the house is back in session this morning and the battle over gun control is front and center. paul ryan will hold a vote on the nra-backed bill this week.
this bars terrorist suspects from buying weapons. most call it an empty gesture. time for an early start on your more than. hillary clinton heading to atlanta city on wednesday. four different trump profits in the new jersey city have filed for bankruptcy since 1991. the most recent in 2009. the clinton campaign claims the trip will highlight how trump makes money at the expense of workers. trump himself as defended using bankruptcy laws to help his business and employees. the story we're following on hundreds of people killed in new attacks as ramadan draws to a close. the new wave of terrorism that could strike anywhere. live team coverage on cnn next. "ow..."
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a string of major terror attacks in the muslim world leaving hundreds dead as ramadan comes to an end. then strikes with suicide bombings in a 24-hour period. including one near the consulate in jetta. we have this covered from dhaka to elsewhere only how cnn can. we can starting with jomana karadsheh in jomana. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. new jers emergency services are digging through the rubble trying to find bodies. bodies part and you see families still arriving at the scene of that horrific attack searching for their loved ones.
a mother and father for example who showed up looking for their teenage son who was celebrated with his friend when the attack happened. a mother has gone around four morgues in baghdad searching for her son. we are talking about 215 lives lost in the attack. more than 100 others wounded. you can imagine how many people have been impacted by the attack. the single deadliest attack in iraq since 2003. this kind of high profile devastating spectacular attack is something we have not seen in the iraqi capital in years. isis has claimed responsibility for this attack. really here a tragic reminder that yes, the group has lost lots of territory in iraq, but it still has the ability to carry out devastating attacks
and it is a reminder more needs to be done to fight isis. it is not just the battle field and not only a military plan when it comes to fighting isis. more needs to be done to fight the group and ideology to try to stop attacks like this. christine. >> unbelievable. the scope of that loss of life. jomana karadsheh for us in jordan. let's go to bangladesh and terror attack. the attack was carried out by home-grown militants. alexandra field is there for us live in bangladesh. >> reporter: this is something the families of the victims are struggling to deal with. especially for the woman killed in the restaurant, christine. they were all bangladeshi nationals. file militants known to authorities. this has been claimed by isis, but investigators are looking
into the possibility it was led by a local terror network. islamic group banned in bangladesh. the bangladeshi woman was dining with friends that night. we spoke to her uncle who is trying to understand how the attack could have happened and how she could have been killed at the hands of her own country men in her own city. here's what he said. >> they were raised and educated. they went to school the same as my daughter went. i see them as my children. but when i see these people, these children, brainwashed, despite the fact they had good education and had good university and school education, i feel so sad. why would this happen? >> reporter: the attackers ranged in age from 18 to mid-20s. they are all described as having
high levels of education and upper middle class affluent families. we spoke to the owner of the cafe where 20 people died and two police officers were also killed. he says he can't imagine reopening the restaurant at this point. many members of his staff were able to flee. the gunmen seemed to target the foreign nationals inside. he said some hid in the kitchen and bathroom and running to the rooftop where some jumped off to save their lives. >> thank you, alexandra field. let's talk about the string of bombings seen in saudi arabia. our international diplomatic editor nick robe robertson has . >> reporter: the holy city close to the shrine of the tomb of the prophet muhammad. this is a sacred place in islam.
it is the second most sacred place. the suicide bomber was approaching police or security services when he got to it and donated explosives. four police officers were killed and several wounded. right around the same time across the country in the east of the country, another suicide bomber was trying to get into a shi'a mosque. he detonated his explosives without killing anyone and only himself. these two attacks came at the end of the day that begun with a suicide bomber trying to blow himself up and a car full of explosives next to the city of jeta. he failed and detonated his own explosives. police dealt with the other explosives in his vehicle. the interior ministry in saudi arabia identified this attacker in jeta as being a pakistani national. he worked in saudi arabia for 12
years as a driver. lived with his mother and mother-in-law. this is out of the normal in saudi arabia to have a national from another country involved in an attack in saudi arabia. no one claimed responsibility yet. of course, this does put the saudi security services on absolutely high alert right now, george. >> from saudi arabia to iraq and bangladesh. we are seeing more of this. nic robertson live for us in london. turning to the man who sparked the brexit movement and sparked two decades pushing for it. he is now taking a leave. nigel ferage. he says he has done his part and wants his life back. he quit his post twice before.
welcome back. in chicago, the july 4th holiday amounted to another bloody weekend on the city streets. despite beefed up police presence, 32 people were shot from friday until monday morning. two people shot died. final totals are set to be released later this morning. just last year in chicago, ten
people were killed and 55 others wounded during the independence day holiday. we are learning more than about the massacre at the pulse nightclub in orlando. the report from the seminole county sheriff's office reported what deputies saw on the seen. nearly a dozen officers jumped into to the seen. wounded victims all over the floor of the club and pickup trucks. gunman omar mateen killed 49 people in the club. >> you don't forget the things people were saying there. the highest ranking police officer charged in the death of freddie gray goes on trial. bryan rice faces reckless endangerment charges. today, a hearing on pre-trial motions. jury selection is scheduled for wednesday if he chooses a jury trial. of the officers already tried, two acquittals and one mistrial. overnight, tight security in
new york for the fourth of july celebrations a day after an explosion in central park wounded a college student and sparked panic. cnn's jean casarez has details. >> reporter: the police department wanted to make sure it was clear there was no threat. there was a police presence. the people at the macy's fourth of july celebration were on hand. they talked about the explosive materials that went off. three men walking in central park. one is now a victim, a university of miami student, steped on the explosive materials. police don't believe it was intentionally put there to do harm to someone. they don't know what the materials were and what it was all about.
meanwhile, the nypd planned the fourth of july celebrations for over a year now deploying for the first time over 500 police officers that were part of the critical response command team because of the day and age we live in. >> what we have out today, we believe this is the largest detail in modern times for this event reflective of the changing world conditions we have been watching closely this week and year. >> reporter: in addition to nypd officers with radiation devices and in helicopters and on boats and cameras to monitor the situation, there were eight dogs taken out among the crowd. these were bomb-sniffing vapor alert dogs on search mode all the time. they went through the crowds and able to sniff out anything that could be bomb making materials. this is different from regular
bomb-sniffing dog put on search mode for a suspicious package. they were on alert all evening. >> i noticed the security presence stepped up. you see it. >> the young man, a tragedy for him. latest news is his leg amputated below the knee. they don't know who placed that bag of chemicals and why. police are saying they don't think it was placed intentionally as a bomb or device. a lot of questions about that story. if you failed to get your fireworks fix this weekend, let's look at some of the highlights from america's most spectacular shows. starting with the nation's capital. ♪ take a look there. hundreds of thousands of people there at the national mall last night. 18-minute show lit up the d.c.
skyline. the fireworks launched from the iconic reflecting pool. here in new york, light rain and security there. tight security. it did not stop an estimated 1 million spectators from lining the east river for the 30-minute show presented by macy's. now on to florida. the crowd of 150,000 people turned out for the city's annual fireworks at the fountain. this year, 49 red flares were used in the show. one for each of the victims that died in the pulse nightclub terror attack. in the city of chicago, capacity crowd of more than 100,000 people jammed into navy pier. look at that. watching the big show. so many people showed up, the gates had to be closed one hour before the 15-minute show started. >> chicago puts on a good show. millions of people in kentucky and west virginia facing threat of flooding today. meteorologist pedram javaheri has the latest.
>> good morning. let's talk about what happened across the mid-atlantic states and ohio valley. 12 million people under flood watch this morning. the many area of concern is west virginia where we know what occurred with the devastating floods and rain showers abundant across the region. on the light to moderate side from new york to philly. showers scattered in louisville. some of these impacted some of the fourth of july events. you look down into the soil. the soil across parts of the region from tennessee into kentucky and virginia and parts of west virginia. we're talking about highly saturated soil where 15 to 20 inches of moisture. birmingham and atlanta and charlotte with significant amount of rain. potentially 2 to 3 inches over the next several days and working into nashville with a couple inches and kansas into
missouri with heavy rainfall. a lot of the areas under flood watch. >> a lot of rain. breaking overnight. the juno spacecraft around jupiter. nasa focused on deep space as juno completed a complicated engine burn to go into the orbit of jupiter. it will come within 2,600 miles of jupiter. it took five years to reach jupiter. donald trump blasting the media and defending the tweet attacking hillary clinton that many were criticizing as anti-semitic. trump's explanation as "early start" continues. "why are you checking your credit score?"
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hillary clinton that many are calling anti-semitic. president obama on the campaign trail with hillary clinton for the first time. can the president help the presumptive nominee's sliding poll numbers? terror attacks killing hundreds of people as isis urging followers to attack anywhere they can. cnn has live team coverage. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm george howell. >> i'm christine romans. breaking overnight. the trump campaign under fire and offering an explanation for how a graphic some a calling anti-semitic ended up on trump's twitter feed. the image with a pile of cash and six-pointed star appeared on a white supremacist message board two weeks ago. accusing hillary clinton of corruption. the trump campaign manager said the graphic was not created by
the campaign or sourced from an anti-semitic site, but lifted from the anti-hillary twitter user where countless images appear. as the social director media for the campaign, i would never offend anyone and chose to remove the image. critics hammering trump over the graphic. cnn's sara murray has more. >> reporter: good morning, christine and george. trump is still dealing with the firestorm after he put out a tweet that appeared previously on a white supremacist message board. it slammed hillary clinton as crooked and had a six-pointed star. trump tried to turn this around on hillary clinton. he said these false attacks by hillary clinton trying to link the star of david with the basic star often used by sheriffs who deal with criminals and criminal
behavior, shows an inscription of crooked hillary. the clinton campaign says it shows a pattern of behavior for trump. he is trying to turn the attention away from the scandal. he met yesterday with joni ernst. it is not clear how interested she is in the vice president. aides say the meeting went well. thank you, sara. trump and clinton are stumping in the state of north carolina today. clinton on the trail with president obama for the first time starting in washington this morning and hitching a ride in air force one on to charlotte. the president is hoping his renewed popularity rubs off on clinton. a new poll shows she may need
that help. the usa today survey shows her six points ahead of trump. that is a narrowing of her double-digit lead in the same poll two months ago. for latest, let's turn to cnn's sunlen serfaty in washington. >> reporter: good morning, christine and george. coming off the weekend's fbi interview over her use of a private e-mail server as secretary of state, hillary clinton will try to take back the narrative today. she will campaign for the first time with president obama in charlotte, north carolina. giving her visit more flair, she will hitch a ride with president obama on air force one which donald trump seized on. tweeting why is president obama allowed to use air force one on the campaign trail with crooked hillary? she is flying with him. who pays? north carolina is the setting for today and a strategic move for the clinton campaign. they see this as the biggest
must-win for the trump campaign. trying to undercut him a bring the there. aides to clinton expect to talk about the friendship between president obama and clinton. christine and george. thank you. so that question about hillary clinton's running mate speculation now running rampant on who that pick might be. the question could be this man. cory booker over the weekend denied he is being vetted for the job and deferred the question to the clinton campaign. julian castro and sherrod brown are also perspective picks. so far, the highest profile pick seen with clinton is elizabeth
warren. bernie sanders back at work in the senate. because he hasn't formally dropped out of the race, he is still getting secret service protecti protection. the agents cost about $40,000 a day. that adds up to $500,000 and counting since the last primary. the house is back in session this morning. the bitter battle over gun control. paul ryan will hold a vote on the nra-backed bill this week. the measure creates a process of barring terrorist suspects of buying a weapon. it is a measure thought to likely fail. at that titime for an early your money. renewed brexit concerns. increasingly unpredictable scene in the u.s. and uk causing markets to fall after several days of a rebound.
the markets were closed yesterday in the u.s. for the fourth of july holiday. the first trading day of the second half of the year. it has been a wild first six months. stocks saw the worst start to the calendar year in history. then a strong rally and then the drop with the brexit. and now the dow and s&p are both up nearly 3% for the year. the nasdaq is down the same amount. are we in store for big swings for the remainder of 2016? periods of high volatility may give us an indication. the meeting with the central bank is tomorrow and the release of the june jobs report on friday. it was a disappointing report at the end of may. hundreds killed in new attacks as ramadan draws to a close. a new wave of terrorism that could strike anywhere. live team coverage next.
we are covering the issues from dhaka and saudi arabia the only way cnn can. beginning with the diplomatic editor nic robertson in london. good morning. >> reporter: the second most deadliest attack in saudi arabia came in islam's second holiest city at the mosque in the burial site at the prophet muhammad. approaching a saudi arabia checkpoint and detonated explosives and a car nearby burst into a ball of flame. four of the saudi arabia officials killed and several injured. on the other side of the country at the same time, at the city, a shi'a mosque was the target of the suicide bomb. he only killed himself. no one injured there. earlier in the day, outside the
u.s. consulate, a suicide bomber spotted by police acting suspicio suspiciously. he detonated and killing himself there and two more there. three more explosives found in his vehicle ten yards from the wall of the u.s. consulate. unusual for saudi arabia. this suicide bomber has been identified as a pakistani national. a 34-year-old driver willing in saudi arabia with his wife and mother-in-law. this is unusual in saudi that a pakistani national is involved in an attack. no claims of responsibility yet. all these attacks appear to bear the hallmarks of isis. isis for the saudi government is of a known problem. they arrested 2,500 in saudi arabia. thank you, nic. that is saudi arabia. in baghdad, the death toll rising from the suicide truck
bombing there. at least 200 people killed and 75 wounded in the giant blast from the suicide truck bomb. cnn live in baghdad this hour with karadshjomana karadsheh fo. >> reporter: christine, it has been more than 48 hours since the truck bomb that struck the commercial district in baghdad. up until now, rescue workers are still on the scene. they are still digging through the rubble trying to find bodies or body parts of those who were called up in the carnage. family members are still showing up at the scene or morgues and hospitals trying to search for loved ones. so many heartbreaking stories we have hearing. mothers and fathers in search of their children. one couple was looking for their
teenage son who was out celebrating with friends when the attack took place. the mother has been to four morgues around baghdad still looking for her son out shopping. we are talking about 250 lives lost in this attack. more than 100 others wounded. this is a stunning death toll even for a country that has endured so much. so much violence it has become normal reality. this is really shaken iraqis and isis claiming responsibility for the attack. the deadliest single attack iraq has seen since 2003. we have not seen this sort of spectacular high profile attack in the capital in years. a lot of concern about isis still possessing this ability to carry out the devastating attacks. the group has lost a lot of territory in iraq, but still
capable of carrying out the attacks. the battle against isis cannot only be one militarily. >> jomana karadsheh, thank you. now we move on to banglad h bangladesh. the terror attack in dhaka. isis claimed responsibility there. officials say the attack was carried out by home-grown milita militants. let's go to alexandra field with latest. good day. >> reporter: george, hi. the place where so much blood is shed, is still closed off and under guard by security forces. that bakery where 20 people were killed and police officers died fighting attackers who stormed the restaurant. the owner of the cafe says he is
not reopen bearing the responsibility of something happening again. the restaurant opened two years ago as a labor of love with the help of local artists. it was a place for community and a place where locals and foreigners mixed with one another. there were communal tables where people sit and share meals. all of that coming to a halt when the gunmen stormed into the building and firing shots and lobbing explosives and holding so many hostage. investigators in bangladesh say the attackers were 18 to mid 20s and all bangladeshi. we spoke to an uncle of one of the woman killed. he is trying to understand how men from her own city could unleash the attack. >> they were raised and educated
and they went to school the same as my daughter went. i see them as my children, but when i see these people, these children, being brainwashed, despite the fact they have good education and despite the fact they have good university and school education, i feel so sad. why would this happen? >> reporter: while isis did claim responsibility for the attack, officials here in bangladesh say they are looking at the possibility it was organized by domestic terror network. christine. >> alexandra for us in banglade bangladesh. thank you. the man who sparked the brexit movement is now taking a leave from politics. nigel farage is leaving the right wing party. he says he has done his part and wants his life back. he quit twice before. insiders say he means it this
we are learning more now about the police response to the pa massacre about the pulse nightclub. the report by the seminole county sheriff's office detail what they found on the scene. a dozen officers jumped into service. they reported seeing wounded and dead victims all over the club. gunman omar mateen killed 49 people that day inside the club. highest ranking police officer charged in the death of fr freddie gray goes on trial this morning. brian rice will have a pre-trial motion this morning and then decide if he will have a bench trial or jury trial. there have been two acquittals and a mistrial. tight security in new york
for the fourth of july celebrations. a day after an explosion in central park wounding a college student whose leg had to be am p amputated below the knee. jean casarez has more. >> reporter: the police want to be clear there were no credible threats over the fourth of july. there was an enhanced police presence. the people here where the macy's fireworks show took place had a good time, but the police had questions. three young men walking in central park and one of them now a victim. the university of miami student stepped on the explosive materials. testing is going on to figure out what it was. police didn't believe someone
put it there to intentionally do harm. the nypd planned the celebrations for over a year now deploying for the first time over 500 flavors were part of the critical response team because of the day and age we live in. >> what we have out today, we believe this is the largest detail in modern times for the event reflective of the changing world conditions which we have been watching this past week and year. >> reporter: in addition to the nypd officers having radiation devices ands in helicopters and in boats, coast guard called out and cameras to monitor the situation, there were eight dogs that were taken out among the crowd. these were bomb-sniffing vapor alert dogs that were on search mode all the time. they went through the crowds and able to sniff out anything potentially that they thought could be of bomb making materials. this is different from a regular
bomb-sniffing dog. these dogs were on search mode all evening. george and christine. >> jean, thank you for that. if you failed to get your fireworks fix, let's look at the highlights from america's most spectacular shows. the nation's capital, of course. ♪ >> an 18-minute fireworks show lit up the washington skyline over the national mall. launched from the reflecting pool. in new york, light rain and tight security, but it did not stop 1 million spectators from lining the east river for the 30-minute show presented by macy's. now to orlando, florida. 150,000 people turned out for the annual fireworks at the fountain. this year, 49 red flares were used in the show. one for each of the victims who
died in the pulse nightclub terror attack. and in chicago, more than 100,000 jammed navy pier to watch the show. so many people showed up, gates had to close one hour before the 15-minute show started. >> chicago puts on a good show. so it is july now. temperatures are expected to climb. that's great news, right? let's get more from meteorologist pedram javaheri. >> christine, good morning and george, nice seeing you. let's talk about the excessive heat in store for the next couple days. you will not find cool spots. boston temperatures in the 80s. work to the northern maine area in the 70s. 90 degree temperatures for a large degree of the country. it is early july and transitioning to mid up. heat index up to the 100s.
dallas, how about 107 by this afternoon? same score from oklahoma city. that is what it feels like outside. where we don't have excessive heat, we have flood watches for eastern kentucky. the rainfall in the next 24 to 36 hours will improve the drought conditions over the south. the severe weather threat is across the midwest in minneapolis by this afternoon. thanks, pedram. that's the weather. here is the money. markets closed yesterday for the holiday. what a wild first six months it has been with both drops and rallies. the s&p and dow both up 3% for the year. nasdaq is down about the same amount. investors keep an eye on the
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right now. >> donald trump blaming the media and denying the anti-semitic he used to attack hillary clinton. can the president's popularity boost clinton's poll numbers? hundreds of people killed in attacks as ramadan draws to a close. isis at the new wave of terrorism. cnn has live team coverage. good morning. welcome back to "early start." i'm george howell. >> i'm christine romans. breaking overnight. the donald trump campaign under fire. offering an explanation for how a graphic some calling anti-semitic ended up on trump's twitter feed. it shows a pile of cash and six-pointed star. it first appeared on