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that's it for us. i'm don lemon. "early start" with ryan nobles and alison kosik begins right now. republicans revolting against trump. major party members pledging not to vote for their candidate. as he takes another dip in the polls. team usa on fire at the olympics. we have all the moments that you have to see. tragedy in kansas. the investigation into the death of the 10-year-old boy who died at a water park. what we know. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm ryan nobles. thank you for joining us. it is tuesday, august 9th. it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. donald trump trying to get back on track after a couple of rough
weeks and plummeting poll numbers. a monmouth poll shows hillary clinton breaking out to a 13-point lead compared to the two-point lead a month ago. trump filled in details and tweaking others. trump wants to reduce the tax rate for most americans. protesters disrupted his speech 14 times. in the meantime, his message was strong opposition. susan collins of maine, a republican, cannot vote for the party's nominee citing trump's stream of cruel comments and lack of self restraint. this as 50 experts denounce trump's campaign and pledge not to vote for him. their open letter warns trump is erratic and dangerous.
the letter declares quote, we are convinced in the oval office, he would be the most reckless president in history. trump lashing back. jim acosta has more from washington. >> reporter: good morning. on the same day donald trump was trying to show message discipline, he is in a fight with his party. he is punching back. many from the george w. bush administration saying the gop nominee fails the test of being commander in chief. he put out a statement from the candidate. it says, quote, the names on the letter are the ones the american people should look to for answers on why the world is such a mess and we thank them for coming forward so every one knows who to blame for the world being so. it is time that they are held accountable for their actions.
i talked to a trump advisor saying the officials from the bush administration are the ones who took the country into the war in iraq although donald trump suggested he was in favor of the war. he continues to hold up the iraq war for being responsible for the violence in the middle east. alison and ryan. >> jim, thanks for that. the cornerstones of the tax plan are lower rates and tax code. here is what he would do if elected. three tax brackets. 12%, 25% and 33%. there are currently seven brackets. the highest is 39.6%. trump proposed dropping the top rate to 25%. a move would add trillions to the national debt. the poorest americans would not pay any taxes. the plan is similar to one house speaker paul ryan proposed last
month. trump did not give specifics on income levels for those brackets. businesses will get a cut. 35%. the highest among any developed nation. trump would cut back down to 15% as the campaign puts it from everyone from freelancers to fortune 500 companies. hillary clinton taking aim at the plan. repackaged trickle down economics. >> the saying fool me once, shame on you. fool me twice. shame on me. trickle down economics does not help our economy grow. it does not help the vast majority of americans, but it does really well for people already at the top. well we're going to turn that upside down. we're going to make the wealthy
pay their fair share for a change. >> we have jeff zeleny with the latest on the campaign trail. >> reporter: the back and forth may continue as hillary clinton campaigns in florida. for the second straight day. 29 electoral votes are at stake in the state. this one in particular is important. the clinton campaign believes trump's negative ratings will destroy him here in the state. that is why she is coming back to campaign. she made a plea directly last night in kissimee, florida. >> i need your help. i need you. i need you to be sure that we get everybody registered to vote
who is eligible to vote. i invite you to be part of this campaign. >> reporter: the clinton campaign is registering voters across the state. nowhere more intensely than the i-4 corridor from st. petersburg to the ocean across central florida in orlando. that is where some many puerto rican s live. the young people can help deliver a victory to the white house. the clinton campaign has 12 offices on the ground. two more opening this week. the trump campaign only has one central office in florida. it has other republican offices helping them out. no question the road to the white house runs through florida. the republicans do not believe he can win the white house
without winning florida. ryan and alison. >> thanks, jeff zeleny. the parents of two americans killed in the benghazi attacks have filed a lawsuit against hillary clinton. patricia smith and charles woods are seeking damages for wrongful death and emotional distress. the suit filed through judicial watch. a campaign spokesperson responding saying the investigations of the secretary of state handling the benghazi incident have found no wrongdoing. donald trump is trying to link hillary clinton to the iranian scientist execution. trump taking to twitter after the hanging of shahram amiri. the clinton campaign firing back calling the attack desperate rhetoric. conservative republicans have recruited a former staffer
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back-to-back gold medals. we have christina mcfarlane live in rio. christina, it looks like the u.s. team is doing pretty well. >> reporter: absolutely. two golds in the pool on monday night. i tell you, the most anticipated of the two was the showdown between lilly king of the united states and russia's eulovia. lilly king is pointing out russia has a checkered past and did not think she should compete in the games. she came out in the heat on sunday and won it and after the race, she wagged her finger at lilly king suggesting she was number one. lilly king was watching that behind the scenes and coming out for her heat. she took exception to that and
wagged her finger back. it is led to tension in the pool we saw played out on monday night. the two going head-to-head almost to the very last second of the race where king managed to win gold by just under .50. saying however she was happy to walk away with silver. elsewhere, we had ryan murphy winning his first olympic gold in an olympic record. it was in fact the u.s. seventh straight win in the event dating back to 1996 in the men's 100 meter backstroke. complete dominance from team usa. it gave murphy almost everything he wished for as a child. look at this picture on social media. it was actually drawn by murphy himself as a child. in it, he said i hope my swimming life continues and i
become an olympian when i grow up. i hope i break world records. i want to be the best swimmer in the world. the end. you missed out on the world record by .03. alison, we saw the men's basketball team against venezuela. they got off to a bit of a shaky start. they were held by venezuela in the opening quarter. neck and neck. then the favorites here with the men's basketball team pulled away with kevin durant and paul george taking 20 points. u.s. with 113 to 69. they will be back in action against australia on wednesday. looking ahead to today's action. you mentioned michael phelps back in the pool going for his 20th gold medal. it will be a tough one. he is up against his nemesis
chad le clos. he beat phelps four years ago to win the butterfly. the two were in a heat on monday night. they were really winding each other up. chad le clos punching in the air. phelps trying to ignore him. it will be a showdown. we will see katie ledecky going for her third medal already. day three, three medals for her already. she will be competing in the evening. we have the women's gymnastics. we have simone biles. she was flawless in the heats leading up to this. women's gymnastics are favorites to win gold for the second time running. >> back to ryan murphy.
that drawing he pulled up. he is in the olympics. dreams do come true. christina mcfarlane, thank you. the zika virus may be spreading across a wider region of south florida. palm beach county reporting the first suspected case that officials believe was contracted locally. the patient recently travelled to miami-dade county, but not clear where he got the hivirus. the number is now 17 of non travel related cases. a rough day ahead for passengers on delta airlines. the atlanta based carrier announcing 100 flight cancellations today and at least 200 flight delays. they are warning those numbers could go higher. delta was forced to cancel flights on monday stranding tens of thousands of customers. >> take a deep breath.
heavy rains and flash flooding in the forecast this morning. we have meteorologist pedram javaheri with the latest. good morning. >> good seeing you alison and ryan. this is a story that will develop quickly the next couple days. we have seen the open waters in the past several days with heavy rainfall. estimates have brought 15 inches of rainfall off the big bend of florida. the storm system is responsible for the rain. meanders far to the north. the flood concerns. flood watches. the storm is forecast to move to the west the next couple days. the gulf moisture is pulling to the region of the panhandle. the models still want to bring down 6 to 10 inches in a widespread area working east of mobile to tallahassee and pensacola and new orleans could see 4 to 6 inches of rainfall in the next week.
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a new independent candidate, a major drop in the polls and major republicans pledging not to vote for trump. can donald trump rally? day four of the olympics. team usa going for gold. and new information. how a 10-year-old boy died while riding a water slide. welcome back to "early start." i'm ryan nobles. >> i'm alison kosik. it is 30 minutes past the hour. donald trump is trying to elevate the tone of his campaign. he is trying to get back on track after a couple of really rough weeks and plummeting poll numbers like this. new monmouth poll showing
hillary clinton breaking out to a 13-point lead. compare that to the 2-point lead she held a month ago. trump laid out his plan at the detroit event on monday. tweaking details. trump wants to reduce tax rates for most americans and simplify the tax code. protesters disrupted his speech 14 times. dozens of leading republicans stepped on his economic message announcing the strong opposition to the candidacy. susan collins of maine, a republican, now says she cannot vote for the party's nominee citing his constant stream of cruel comments and lack of self restrai restraint. this as 50 security experts denounce trump's campaign and pledge not to vote for him. their open letter warning that trump is too erratic and dangerous to be president. here is part of the letter declaring we are convinced in
the oval office he would be the most wreckless president in american history. the campaign lashing back. jim acosta has more. >> reporter: on the same day trump was trying to show message discipline, he is in a fight with members of his party. he is punching back at the security officials, many from the george w. bush administration saying the gop nominee fails at being commander in chief. the candidate put out a statement. the names on the letter are the ones the american people should look to for answers on why the world is a mess and we thank them for coming forward so every one knows who to blame for making the world what it is. it is time they are held accountable. i talked to a senior trump advisor who made the case saying
these officials from the george w. bush administration took the country into the war in iraq although donald trump suggested he was in favor of the war. he continues to hold up the iraq war as responsible for the violence in the middle east as this trump advisor put it to me, they are on the wrong side of history. >> thank you, jim for that. trump washas a message for pare. in his speech yesterday, he vowed to let parent fully deduct day care from taxes. parents can deduct $6,000 annually. costs vary depending on where you live. child care is the most expensive in the northeast. averaging $22,000 for two kids to attend a day care center. that is more than the average cost of housing in the area. same in the west where the average is over $17,000. one child care expert tells cnn money the plan would help middle class families, but not benefit
the working poor. they would not be able to take advantage of the trump tax breaks because of the structure. hillary clinton taking aim at the economic plan. the democratic nominee calling the proposals repackaged trickle down economics. >> you know the old saying fool me once, shame on you. fool me twice. trickle down economics does not help our economy grow. it does not help the vast majority of americans, but it does really well for people already at the top. well, we're going to turn that upside down. we're going to make the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes for a change. >> clinton also laying into trump's business record and temperament as she campaigned in a swing state of florida. jeff zeleny is traveling with the clinton campaign. >> reporter: ryan and alison,
the back and forth with trump and clinton may continue as hillary clinton campaigns in florida for the second straight day in the battle ground state. 29 electoral votes are at hand in the state. this one in particular is important. the clinton campaign believes that donald trump's negative ratings among hispanic voters will destroy him here in the state. that is why she is coming back to the state again and again to campaign. she made a plea directly in kissimmee, florida about the help she needs. >> i need your help. i'm not beating around the bush. i need your help. i need you. i need you to be sure that we get everybody registered to vote who is eligible to vote. i invite you to be part of the campaign. >> reporter: the clinton campaign is registering voters
across the state. nowhere more than the i-4 corridor from st. petersburg to the ocean across central florida in orlando. that is where so many puerto rican voters live. the clinton campaign reaching out aggressively believing young people can help deliver a victory for her to the white house. the clinton campaign is out working the trump campaign. they have 12 offices on the ground. two more opening this week. the trump campaign has one central office in florida. it has other republican offices helping them out. no question the road to the white house for trump runs through florida. republicans believe he cannot win it without winning the state of florida. that is why the clinton campaign is coming back to florida again and again. she'll be campaigning in miami later today. ryan. >> the parents of two americans killed in the benghazi attack filed a lawsuit against hillary
clinton. patricia smith and ryan woods filing wrongful death and defamation. the clinton campaign spokesperson responding saying multiple investigations of the benghazi incident have found no wrongdoing. donald trump is trying to link hillary clinton to the execution of the iranian nuclear scientist accused of spying for the u.s. trump taking to twitter after the hanging of shahram. linking e-mails by the state department. the clinton campaign calling the attacks desperate. republicans have recruited a former staffer to challenge donald trump. evan mcmillan announcing on his web side it is never too late to do the right thing. mcmullin says he decided to run because something needed to be
american swimmers poised to win more gold on day four of the rio olympics with michael phelps and katie ledecky back in the pool. the women's gymnastics team is looking to do something never done before. back-to-back team gold medals. monday is another big night for swimming. six medals, two golds. cnn's christina mcfarlane is following the action in rio.
christina, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ryan. yes, it was another good night for the united states in the pool. two golds as you say. the most hotly anticipated race of the night was that between lilly king and russia's yulia efimova. that is because of the high profile public spat playing out between these two ladies over the last two days. lilly king has not hidden her disapproval that efimova should not be here because of her doping past. on sunday, efimova won her heat. and after winning, she wagged her finger at lilly king suggesting she was number one. lilly king was watching this and did not like what she saw and wagged her finger back. all added to the tension between the pair. we saw it play out in the pool last night. the two of them were neck and
neck until the end when lilly king won the race by under half a second. it was exciting to watch. efimova in tears at the end of it, but happy to walk away with silver. the other gold medal came from ryan murphy. his first ever olympic gold and came in the men's 100 backstroke. that's right. confused. men's 100 backstroke. this is the event the u.s. men have been dominant dating back to 1996 winning gold. almost gave murphy everything he dreamt of as a child. you have to look at the picture on social media overnight. it is a picture from murphy that he drew as a kid. he says i hope my swimming life continues and i become an olympian when i grow up and i hope to break world records. i want to be the best swimmer in
the world. the end. ryan, you almost got it. you missed out on the world record by .03. the men's basketball team against venezuela last night. they were held by venezuela in the first quarter. they managed to come back as we expect they would. kevin durant with 16 points. paul george with 20. wrapping up 113-69. an interesting fact about the game. kobe bryant's cousin was in action for venezuela. he scored 19 points out of 20 shots. proving that it runs in the family. the other thing we are looking forward to in the next 24 hours is back in action in the pool. all eyes on michael phelps going for the 20th gold medal. it will be a testy affair. he is up against his nemesis chad le clos.
you remember him from the 2012 games. he beat michael phelps in the 200 meter butterfly. this is a grudge match. we have katie ledecky in the pool and going for her third medal of the games. three medals already and three days in. we will see, of course, the women's usa gymnastics in action. looking to defend the 2012 title. simone biles is one of the big stars. she is a delight to watch. >> and christina, speaking of medals, the home country, brazil, picked up their first gold medal. what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: that's right. ryan, you can imagine eventually brazil getting the gold. it came in judo.
rafa silva. one of the biggest in rio. depicted in the film "looking for god." as such, one of the home grown champions. people were decide themselves. she was flawless. she said she hopes this now will open the flood gates for more gold for brazil as the home nation hoping to finish in the top ten. great to see. >> you can see the emotion in the pictures. the zika virus may be spreading across a wider section of south florida. palm beach county reporting the first suspected case that officials believe was contracted locally. the patient traveled to miami-dade county recently, but
not clear where he acquired the virus. the total number of non travel related zika cases is now 17 in florida with 357 travel related cases. if you are heading to the airport this morning, make sure to check on your flight ahead of time. it will be a rough day for passengers flying on delta airlines. the atlanta-based carrier announced 100 flights canceled today and 200 delays. they are warning the numbers could go higher. delta forced to cancel 1,000 flights on monday because of a computer outage stranding tens of thousands. >> take a lot of patience. heavy rainfall and flash flooding in the forecast this morning. meteorologist pedram javaheri with the latest. >> good morning, ryan and alison. the flooding concerns in the gulf coast because the stationary frontal boundary brings the flash flood risk across the southeast states.
the heat is across the lone star state of texas. heat watches from houston to the north. some of the areas, you won't believe the heat index. the temperatures will be close to 100 degrees. houston, 108. shreveport, 107. dallas, 105. new orleans will flirt with 100 degree heat index. the good news is it will cool off next week. we could bring it back down into the 90s across dallas. we will keep it cool because of all the wet weather around the southeast over the next couple days. look at this. lights up with tremendous rainfall. 6 to 10 inches in tallahassee and south along the gulf coast states in the next couple days. pedram, thank you. more record highs for the stock market. that is despite warnings from wall street insiders. so is it time for a pull back? we will get an early start on your money next.
police in kansas investigating the death of a 10-year-old boy on the world's largest water slide. he suffered a fatal neck injury at the end of the ride. the slide has been the main attraction at the schlitterbahn water park in kansas city for the past two years. we have more from kyung lah. >> reporter: alison and ryan, 10-year-old caleb schwab got on the world's tallest water slide. it is 168-foot, 7 inches tall. 17 stories high. riders hit up to 50 miles per hour. witnesses say it did not happen on the first big drop, but it was the second hill, a 50-footdrop where something went terribly wrong. a park guest says a number of
riders on sunday who had ridden that particular ride said there was a problem with the harvines. the park spokesperson said she was not aware of the issue. this is the first death reported. it opened in 2014. the opening was delayed three times. one of the concerns, sand bags were launching out of the raft. alison and ryan. >> thank you for that. police in san francisco are trying to figure out how candy laced with thc, marijuana's active ingredient, how it was distributed at a teenager's party over the weekend. 19 people sickened by the candies in party favored bags. most victims were 6 to 18 years old. they are working with the catering company. fox news host andrea cantero was demoted and taken off the air in april after reporting
that the former network boss roger ailes was sued for sexual harassment. that is against the claims of the executives after saying gretchen carlson was the first known sexual harassment case. let's get an early start on your money. we are watching dow futures. stocks in europe are in the green. shares in asia finished mostly higher overnight. we are seeing oil prices move lower. the s&p 500 hit a high yesterday before retreating and finishing with a loss. the record comes as wall street is warning that stocks may be due for a big pull back. goldman sachs warned investors to stay out of stocks for the next three months. the group of investors met this weekend in maine and concluded that a drop is coming, but it
won't happen just yet. the thinking is stocks are over bought. cheap interest rates and problems overseas will keep the party going on wall street for now. some feel u.s. stocks are over valued, but look better than the alternative. we are keeping our eye on oil prices this morning. we saw crude jump after opec announcing an unscheduled meeting in algeria. prices have been down below $40 a barrel for the first time since the crash earlier this year. opec has struggled with whether or not to cut production. so far, no deals have been reached and member nations continue to churn out oil. one interesting development ahead of the meeting next month, officials from russia attending. the world's biggest oil producer, but not a member of opec. you see these countries struggling with whether or not how to handle this because you have the output continuing at
the pace. you have the glut of oil happening around the world. you have countries like venezuela and russia and india. you name it. economies depend on oil. you have the prices dipping so low. their economies are suffering. >> the average american not disappointed because the price is still affordable. >> we love it. "early start" continues right now. republicans revolting against trump. major party members pledging not to vote for the candidate. and team usa on fire at the olympics. we have all of the moments you have to see. and tragedy in kansas. the investigation into the death of the 10-year-old boy who died at the water park. what we know. good morning. welcome to "early start." thank you for joining us.
i'm ryan nobles. >> i'm alison kosik. it is tuesday, august 9th. donald trump is trying to elevate the tone of his campaign to get back on track after a couple of rough weeks and plummeting poll numbers. the poll showing hillary clinton breaking out to a 13-point lead. compare that to the two-point lead he held a month ago. trump went ahead and laid out the plan at the detroit event monday. filling in details. tweaking others. trump says he wants to reduce the tax rates for most americans and simplify the tax code. proteste protesters disrupted the speech 14 times. republicans are announcing strong opposition to his candidacy. susan collins of maine saying she cannot vote for the nominee. citing his stream of cruel comments and lack of self restraint.
this as 50 republicans, foreign policy and national security experts, denounce his campaign and pledge not to vote for him. the open letter warns trump is erratic and dangerous to be president. they declare we are convinced that in the oval office he would be the most reckless president in american history. the trump campaign lashing back. jim acosta has more from washington. >> reporter: good morning, alison. on the same day donald trump was trying to show message discipline, he is in another fight with members of his party. trump is punching back at the 50 security officials. many from the george w. bush administration who wrote the letter saying the gop nominee fails the test of being commander in chief. here is a partial of the letter. quote, the names on the letter are the ones people should look to for why the world is a mess. we thank them for