tv Early Start With John Berman and Christine Romans CNN October 17, 2016 2:00am-3:01am PDT
welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. it is monday, october 17th. this morning, donald trump says the fix is in. the media has it in for him. paul ryan has it in for him. even "saturday night live" has it in for him. when you lost "saturday night live" you are losing. trump insists the polls are rigged for hillary clinton. hillary clinton with an 11-point lead with three weeks to go in the race. a washington post poll which trump likes more. hillary clinton with a four-point lead. let's get the latest from chris frates in washington. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. donald trump continues to push this idea that the election is somehow rigged despite not providing evidence to support his charges. in fact, on sunday, he tweeted the election is absolutely being
rigged by the dishonest and distorted media. also at many polling places. the facts don't bear that out. a 2012 investigative reporting project looked at over a decade of data. found just ten cases of voter impersonation at the polls on election day. meanwhile, democrats are really trying to use trump's claim of a rigged election to paint him as a panicked candidate. trying to delegitimize the election before he loses in november. >> especially in the last couple days, as donald trump has started to go wilder and wilder. by all accounts, losing the first two debates, he started to make wild claims about the election being rigged. we have to keep putting out a message and we need to call on everybody to speak out about the fact that we run elections and we run them well here.
he shouldn't be engaging in the scare tactics. we are needing to push that message. we ask the gop to stand up for the electoral process. >> reporter: and republican leaders have spoken out on the subject. including mike pence. >> we will absolutely accept the results of the election. look, the american people will speak in an election that will culminate on november 8th. one of the great traditions of america is the peaceful transfer of power. >> reporter: and republican house speaker paul ryan's office also weighed in putting in a statement, quote our democracy relies on confidence in election results. the speaker is confident the states will carry out the election with integrity. in a bitterly divided election year, many democrats and republicans seem to able to agree on one thing. that's despite what trump says. the polls are not rigged. john and christine. >> thank you, chris.
federal investigators trying to determine who fire bombed republican headquarters in hillsborough, north carolina. police say someone tossed flammable liquid in a bottle and spray painted the words nazi republicans leave town or else. along with a swastika on another building. hillary clinton is condemning the act. the act on the orange county headquarters is horrific and unacceptable. donald trump taking a different approach. tweeting this. animals representing hillary clinton and dems in north carolina fire bombed our office in orange county because we are winning. an arizona newspaper endorsing hillary clinton is dealing with an ugly backlash after she backed the democrat for the first time in the 125 year history. the disturbing threats were made against employees.
one of them warns treporters wil be blown up. new information coming to light in the latest release by wikileaks. the latest document dump appears to have transcripts hillary clinton gave to goldman sachs. the same speeches bernie sanders wanted to see. let's get more from joe johns. >> reporter: john and christine, over the weekend, wikileaks releasing thousands more of the hacked e-mails from the account of john podesta. these most recent batches of e-mails included discussion of the campaign donations to accept and the inner workings of the campaign and discussion over allegations of bill clinton and the controversy that erupted over hillary clinton's private e-mail server. of particular interest, wikileaks releasing what appears to be transcripts of three paid speeches by hillary clinton to goldman sachs. some of the speeches bernie sanders wanted her to release in the primaries.
one speech suggests action was needed for political reasons to curb wall street abuses. if you were an elected member of congress and people were losing jobs and shutting businesses and everybody in the media saying it is all the fault of wall street and you cannot sit by and do nothing. the clinton campaign has tried to deflect attention by blaming russia. here is what democratic vice presidential nominee tim kaine said sunday. >> there needs to be a consequence. when a foreign nation tries to destabilize an election which is what donald trump encouraged in july. he said russia go see if you can cyber hack and help me win. when a foreign government tries to do this, there has to be a congress. there will be a time for figuring what that consequence is. you cannot let it go unchallenged. if you do, you could encourage more. >> reporter: russia has not officially been blamed for the
hack, but has been blamed for other wikileaks releases. republicans bringing attention to the cozy relationship some clinton foundation donors had with the state department. >> what donald trump is talking about is what appears to be the monolithic support of the national media for hillary clinton's campaign. willful ignorance of the avalanche of hard evidence. hard evidence coming out in the e-mails of collusion and pay for play politics. the american people are tired of it. >> reporter: the state department and campaign denied pay for play allegations. cnn cannot verify the authenticity of the e-mails and the clinton campaign has not confirmed or denied. john and christine. >> i want to bring in best selling author and talk radio host ellis henican.
who is working hard to rig the election. i want to play you what donald trump said at least three times. listen. >> and remember this, it is a rigged election because you have phony people coming up with phony allegations with no witnesses whatsoever ending up from 20 years ago, 30 years ago. >> the process is rigged. this whole election is being rigged. these lies spread by the media without witnesses, without back up or anything else. >> the election is being rigged by corrupt media pushing false allegations and outright lies in an effort to elect hillary clinton president. >> unless you think that what mike pence said that all trump is talking about the media, let me read you a tweet. the election is rigged by the
media pushing crooked hillary clinton, but also at many polling places. sad. >> that's right. where donald separated from pence and rudy and other surroga surrogates. i'm mad i wasn't invited to the rigging meeting. you must have been talking about this stuff. >> the way that america works, as in the democracy is that we accept the results of elections. the whole peaceful transition of power thing. it's not insignificant. >> you can look back at every election in any of our lifetimes and remember the concession speeches and apparatus of the government from one party to another after tremendously bitter elections. i have to tell you, i'm not sure we are going to get that this year. >> all the papers are talking this morning. the undermining of democratic principles and it is rigged on so many levels. the accusers are rigging it.
media is rigging it. "saturday night live." >> let's listen to "saturday night live." this unnerved donald trump. >> i strive to be a positive role model for all children. >> children like my daughter chelsea and granddaughter chelsea jr. >> mr. trump, same question. do you feel you are modelling the appropriate and positive behavior for children? >> no. next. >> they were making fun of hillary clinton talking as the heir apparent and gloating about it. donald trump said i watched "saturday night live." time to retire the booing and boring unfunny show. media rigging election. >> last year, he hosted the show and sent tweets praising the brilliance of it. i don't think anyone really thinks this stuff is legit. that is a guy with the polls
showing way down. the pollsters cannot agree. it sounds like an excuse. >> let's talk about wednesday night. this is the third debate. this time it's personal. like "jaws 3." this is the last best chance donald trump has to change the course of the election. yes? >> yes, although do keep an eye on wikileaks. we don't know what is coming there. there's some risk there. >> what do you think of the trove of the reported goldman sachs speeches? it showed boring speeches, but in the q & a, this is access to a really important person. >> yes, but anyone who covered this stuff, recognizes this is routine things that political leaders do. i don't see anything hugely shocking. again, i don't know what is coming next. what arrives tomorrow or the next day does have major impact. i don't think we're there. >> three weeks.
ellis, thank you. >> come back. is the election hurting donald trump businesses? one biographer says he has seen business data that shows a recent drop. >> i'm hearing in the last two weeks that his brand equity is plummeting. he is seen as boring, not by elites, but middle class and actually when you poll republican households without a college education, they turning off to his brand. they may still vote for him, but this is really doing long-term damage to his businesses. >> there is no hard evidence in the drop of business. that biographer would not say where he got his data. trump companies are not public companies. we cannot look at the business metrics. the trump campaign says his businesses are still do well. a hotel expert says trump properties are likely not suffering because they are part
of the luxury market. the luxury market is strong. people with money are spending money. that is driving so much interest from the trump supporters to him. >> turns out rich people are rich. breaking news. iraqi forces have begun the ground offensive to recapture mosul from isis. u.s. air support and thousands of u.s. advisers on the ground. we will bring you to iraq for a live update. that's coming up. [alarm clock beeping]
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breaking news this morning. newly launched ground assault against isis. ash carter calling this a divisive moment. the iraqi government with the operation to recapture mosul. after more than two years under isis control. carter says the hope is to deliver the terrorists a quote lasting defeat with u.s.-led coalition forces providing cover from the air. i want to go live to cnn's senior international correspondent arwa damon. she is near mosul this morning. what is happening, arwa? >> reporter: we are just to the southeast of the city and behind me all of the villages have black and white smoke rising from them. that is where the battle has been concentrated since it was announced from the iraq prime minister at 2:00 in the morning local time. so around ten hours ago. up until a short while ago,
there was heavy and intense gunfire from the particular location. there are rockets fired and artillery and heavy machine guns and down below you have the kurdish peshmerga forces. they have been advancing to the particular villages in the areas leading toward mosul. we have seen some resistance put into place from isis fighters. we have been seen explosions. unclear if they are suicide bombers, car bombs. we have seen much larger explosions which based on the size and large plume of smoke set off from them are air strikes. you hear fighter jets overhead since we have been here for more than 12 to 14 hours now. of course, the great concern is as they push toward mosul, how
much resistance will they meet and the city itself. that is where the battle will unfold. hanging in the balance, christine, 1.5 million civilians. >> such an important point. arwa damon, thank you. so much more clayton kershaw's dubious record in the playoffs. dodgers shutdown the cubs to help the dodgers draw even in the national league championship series. andy scholes with this morning's bleacher report is next. s... uhhh... look at the other line... mm...mhh... that's why he starts his day with those two scoops... in deliciously heart healthy kellogg's raisin bran. ready to eat my dust? too bad i already filled up on raisins. by taking steps towards a healthy heart, jay knows he'll be ready for the turns ahead. hey don't forget to put up your kickstand. ring (bell) sighs. kellogg's raisin bran. and try kellogg's raisin bran crunch now with more crunchy clusters.
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has begun. overnight, iraqi forces move in on the second largest city in iraq under isis occupation for two years. we have a live report from the frontlines. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. three weeks left before america votes. donald trump keeps saying the fix is in. insisting the press is rigging the race for hillary clinton and this could be why. a new nbc news wall street journal poll shows hillary clinton with an 11-point lead in the match up of four candidates. a washington post poll released this weekend has clinton leading by four points. we get more from chris frates in washington. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. donald trump continues to push the idea the election is rigged
despite not providing evidence to support his charges. in fact, on sunday, he tweeted the election is absolutely being rigged by dishonest and distorted media, but also many polling places. the facts don't bear that out. a 2012 investigative reporting project called news 21 looked at a decade of data. found just ten cases of voter impersonation at the polls on election day. meanwhile, politically, democrats are using the claim of a rigged election to paint him as a panicked candidate. a guy who is trying to delegitimize results before losing the election in november. >> especially in the last couple days as donald trump has started to go wilder and wilder. i think by all accounts, losing the first two debates, he is making wild claims about the election being rigged. we have to keep putting out a message and need to call on
everybody to speak out about the fact that we run elections and we run them well here. he shouldn't be engaging in the scare tactics. we need to push that message. we ask the gop leaders to stand up for the integrity of the electoral process. >> reporter: and republicans have spoken out. including mike pence. >> we will absolutely accept the results of the election. the american people will speak in an election that will culminate on november 8th. one of the great traditions of america is the peaceful transfer of power. >> reporter: and republican house speaker paul ryan's office putting out a statement, out democracy relies on election results. we are confident the states will carry out the election with integrity. in a bitterly divided election year, democrats and republicans seem to be able to agree on at least one thing. that's despite what trump says.
the polls are not rigged. john and christine. chris, thank you. federal investigators trying to determine who fire bombed republican headquarters in hillsborough, north carolina. someone tossed flammable liquid in a bottle through the window and spray painted nazi republicans leave town. both hillary clinton and donald trump have condemned the attacks. democrats raised money to help rebuild the republican headquarters. a conservative arizona newspaper endorsing hillary clinton is dealing with an ugly backlash after "the arizona republic" backed a democrat, the top executive says the disturbing threats have been made against employees. one warns the newspaper's reporters will be blown up. i want to bring in "news day" columnist and talk radio host ellis henican.
ellis, the talk from donald trump is the whole thing is rigged. >> everything. >> it is all rigged. election is rigged. media is rigged. "saturday night live" is rigged and the polling places are rigged. listen to your mayor rudy giuliani talking yesterday. >> i found very few situations where republicans don't control the inner cities the way democrats do. maybe if the republicans control the inner cities, they do as much cheating. you want me to tell you chicago will be fair? i have to dislearn everything i learned in 40 years of being a prosecutor. >> former mayor rudy giuliani. >> what happened to rudy? >> he said chicago will be rigged. donald trump has been to white areas in pennsylvania and told his crowds to watch the polling places in philadelphia. he says there is fraud there. he is talking about 2012 when there were some areas or
districts where there were zero votes for mitt romney. it has been debunked. >> there is no evidence of any large scale fraud. this is all about revving up a tense and narrowing base. we all learned over the years, you win general elections by broadening the tent. inviting more people in. we are narrowing down and deeper and deeper. a little crazier and crazier. >> and hillary clinton is not on the campaign trail. donald trump was out there. this was saturday, of course, with new hampshire. he brought up a new conspiracy. >> i think we should take a drug test prior to the debate. i do. i think we should -- why don't we do that? we should take a drug test prior because i don't know what's
going on with her. but at the beginning of her last debate, she was all pumped up at the beginning. at the end, it was like, take me down. she could barely reach her car. so i think we should take a drug test. anyway, i'm willing to do it. >> debate is on wednesday. what do you think of that? >> two things. partly we're throwing spaghetti at the wall. there is a piece, christine, maybe the word psychologic word is projection. no, no, you did that. after the first debate, it was donald who was thought to have flagged badly at the end. now we're accusing hillary. >> you are not talking about wikileaks or not talks about trade or the issues. his own advisers on the issues. an event from the teleprompter went out. and kellyanne conway tweeted out
it was me. and donald trump said "saturday night live" is rigged against him. watch this. >> what do you like about him? >> well, this one's actually easy. donald trump and i disagree on almost everything. but i do like how generous he is. just last friday, he handed me this election. >> all right. so "saturday night live" as picked on both candidates. i think objectively speaking, it is brutal on donald trump. >> it is routine. this is a parody show. honest to god, i think the hillary parodies are pretty sharp, too. >> i do. i had a democratic strategist tell me he thought they were devastating. kate mckinnon on hillary clinton. >> the idea we are questioning elections in a democracy that is trusting what happens at the polls and trusting freedom of
information. it is remarkable. >> not a joke. >> what happens after the election? >> thanks for that. ellis, thank you so much. fund raising efforts ramping up. donald trump said the committee hauled in $100 million in september. clinton's camp raked in $154 million. also a record high. some of the money will be used for the key races in the house and senate. it is unclear if trump will increase his contributions. he is short of his goal of $100 million in contributions. her campaign and committee has reported $152 million in cash on hand at the end of september. the trump campaign with $75 million. trump is receiving $1.25 million donation from this guy. the silicon valley titan peter
u.s.-led collisiu u.s.-led-coalition forces providing cover from the air. let's go live now to cnn's arwa damon live near mosul. arwa. >> reporter: we are about 15 to 20 miles to the east of the city overlooking the planes below where the bulk of the fighting has been taking place. it is hazy this morning, but that is caused by the black and white plumes of smoke rising from the villages where the kurdish peshmerga pushed in at 2:00 in the morning. around 11 hours ago. a little bit of quiet on the ground right now, but not too long ago, pretty intense gunfire and throughout the course of all this, we have been hearing a variety of explosions. anything from car bombs, suicide car bombs we have been hearing going off as well as air strikes
taking place from our location. we heard rockets fired, mortars fired as well. this is a key push toward the city where, of course, the real battle will be taking place with the kurdish peshmerga and iraqi security forces and paramilitary forces. this is a decisive and crucial battle for iraq and potentially for the region. it is promising to be a very long and difficult one. isis has some very dirty tactics it tends to deploy and it does potentially have upwards of 1 million civilians to use as human shields. >> arwa damon on the ground near mosul. thank you for that update. >> for more on the offensive, let's bring in retired air force colonel cedric leighton. you heard our reports from ben
wedeman and arwa damon this morning where the offensive has been involved for 10 to 11 hours. here must happen here? >> christine, it is clear on the eastern edge of the city, the iraqi forces and kurdish forces have made a lot of progress, but it is very early. the key adage here is first reports are almost always inaccurate in these kinds of situations. having said that, it seems there has been progress made and it seems as some of the villages on the outskirts of mosul have become part of the captured territory for the kurdish forces and iraqi forces will come in next and then leap frog over the kurdish forces to retake their territory and iraqi move into the city after this. that's going to be the decisive point. they have to be very careful with surprises.
one of the key things arwa damon alluded to is they can have human shields there. they will have a wide variety to choose from. buildings will be booby trapped in many cases. it will be tough going. so far, so good is my assessment. >> this assault has been months and months in the making, colonel. one of the things donald trump has been critical of is no element of surprise. the iraqi government has been dropping leaflets telegraphing this is imminent. is surprise important here or are they after something else? >> there are two things that go on here, normally, john. in this particular case, it is more important for the iraqi forces to telegraph some of what they are doing. surprise is the key element in many military operations and it becomes very important to do certain things, especially surgical strikes. for example, going after a high
value target such as al baghdadi for example. that could create a great deal of surprise. there will be surprises in this that iraqis will employ. they have to telegraph to protect the civilian population in this particular situation. >> you have 1.5 million people there living under the thumb of isis for two years. i would suspect they need to know who they can trust on the street and they need to know if someone is trying to hide. >> absolutely. you go back to world war ii, for example, and see how the french resistance came up during the d-day period in 1944 when they liberated paris. this is the same kind of thing. different enemy and different tactics used. this is the same kind of thing you can use if you are the iraqi
forces. you want civilians on your side. there is a lot of intelligence of the resistance in mosul and that resistance is ready to fight. >> colonel leighton, thank you so much. retaking the city and governing the city and repairing. a lot of work to be done. we are in the early stages. let's see what is coming up on "new day." chris cuomo. >> good morning. the election has taken a turn in the final run-up to the presidential debate in las vegas. a dicey allegation from the republican nominee donald trump. he is now saying the election is rigged. calling out the media and some polling stations. surrogates backing him up. is there any validity to these claims? we will take you through the history and fact check on this. we will discuss the different guests with experience in the area all morning long. plus, as john and christine were just talking to you, it is
called a decisive moment by iraqis and u.s. partners. the attack on mosul. planned for many months. we will take you to the frontlines of the fight this morning on "new day" my friends. >> thank you, chris. nice to see you. >> always. stocks looking weak despite strong earnings from the biggest banks. including wells fargo. who knew? details when we get a check on cnn money stream. ay set designe. when i started designing a bronx tale: the musical, i came up... ...with this idea of four towers that were fire escapes... ...essentially. i'll build a little model in photoshop and add these... ...details in with a pen. i could never do that with a mac. i feel like my job is... ...to put out there just enough detail to spur the audiences... ...imagination to fill in all the blanks. this windows pc is amazing, having all of my tools... ...right at my finger tips is incredible.
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remain. they are expecting the worst. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> welcome to "new day." up first, donald trump is claiming the election is rigged. he doesn't offer any evidence. what does this mean for the election process? >> and questions of trump's intentions. once again, his running mate is saying he will absolutely accept the result. this morning, we have a poll shows hillary clinton with a widening lead of 47% to 39%. two days until the final debate. 22 days until election day. we have it all covered. let's start with cnn's phil mattingly. >> reporter: good morning, chris. donald trump pushing something rigged? that is not new.
whether it is the political system or washington, d.c. the new focus is unsettling politicians on both sides of the aisle. it is a dark turn to the campaign in closing weeks. >> remember this, it's a rigged election. a conspiracy, keep him out of the white house. >> the election is being rigged by corrupt media pushing completely false allegations and outright lies in an effort to elect her president. >> reporter: rally after rally, tweet after tweet, trump pushing the theory without any reason or that the electeral results will be rigged. trump's running mate, mike pence, trying to tone down the rhetoric saying trump doesn't meaneral electoral rigging. >>