Skip to main content

tv   Early Start with Christine Romans and Dave Briggs  CNN  March 28, 2018 2:00am-2:59am PDT

2:00 am
sacramento, california. protesters take over a city council meeting, demanding answers after the police shooting death of an unarmed black man. good morning, everyone, welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. it is wednesday, march 28th. it is 5:00 a.m. exactly in the east. let's begin with an image that seemed unimaginable just a few short months ago. north korean leader kim jong-un standing side by side with chinese president xi jinping. two shaking hands during kim's surprise visit to beijing. his first trip abroad since taking power in 2011. kim calling for a new era in bilateral relations, even inviting president xi to visit pyongyang, an offer xi accepted. >> according to state-run media, kim made the trip because he felt compelled to personally share details of the changing diplomatic landscape on the korean peninsula. this marks the north korean's emergence as a player on the world stage. important to note, the two are expected to lead their respective countries for life, lending added significance to
2:01 am
their talks ahead of an expected summit between kim and president trump. ivan watson live for us in seoul. tonight at 6:00 p.m. -- tonight, 6:00 p.m. there. ivan? >> reporter: this was a surprise summit and really remarkable how it unfolded because we didn't hear that the meeting had taken place until after it was over and after kim jong-un had gotten back to north korea. he got to china traveling on a special train all the way from north korea to beijing. it was a four-day visit, and xi jinping, the chinese leader now for life, unrolled the red carpet for kim and his entourage. he underscored the importance of an alliance that goes back more than half a century saying that this is truly a strategic choice. that's important because relations had grown really frosty between beijing and pyongyang in recent years in
2:02 am
part due to north korea's nuclear weapons tests, its ballistic missile launches which have been banned by united nations security council resolutions and had forced china to join in international sanctions tight new england an economic stranglehold around north korea. in response, kim jong-un dangled a very provocative suggestion of denuclearization. something that north korea said has been taboo, a red line in the past. now saying it is possible if there is cooperation with the u.s. and south korea. dave? >> ivan, we have new polling at cnn showing nearly two-thirds of americans approve of the president's decision to meet with kim jong-un. how can the meeting between kim and xi affect the trump sit down, and is xi jinping really in the driver's seat now in the region? >> reporter: depends on how you look at it. the white house has embraced
2:03 am
this and actually argued that the meeting is the result of the trump administration's maximum pressure campaign. trying to get other countries to tighten the economic vice around north korea. what is without question is -- incredible transformation. north korea always called the hermit kingdom has gone from incredible isolation a few months ago to now this surprise meeting with the leader of china, and now he's planning to have a summit with the south korean president in april, and sometime after that, what could be an historic meeting face to face with president trump, going from incredible isolation to suddenly a flurry of high-level meetings, arguably with the two most powerful men in the world, xi jinping and president trump. >> just the imagery there alone is just dramatic to see, let alone the diplomatic implications. ivan watson live in seoul, 6:00 p.m. there.
2:04 am
thanks. president trump securing a trade deal with south korea, removing a divisive issue with our korean ally ahead of nuclear talks. the white house confirming details of a revised trade deal between the u.s. and south korea. many key changes help u.s. car companies like new rules on emissions standards and doubling the number of cars american companies can export to south korea to 50,000. should note here, though, no u.s. carmaker exported more than 11,000 cars last year. and it's mainly due to consumer taste, not because of trade barriers. south korea, its drivers prefer smaller, fuel-efficient cars. the deal exempts steel tariffs limits how much it can export. south korea's the third biggest supplier of steel to the u.s. officials say this delivers on trump's campaign promise negotiating better deals, trade deals, one on one. the u.s. is also talking now with china to avoid a trade war. trump threatened tariffs on chinese imports last week and the chinese came back with their own list of goods that they would tariff.
2:05 am
china's also the biggest u.s. creditor. really important statistic here, folks. just as the government, our government plans to sell $294 billion of debt this week, that's the most since the financial crisis, china owns more treasury bonds than any foreign country. the sale is to help boost federal revenue, and why do we need to boost federal revenue? we gave the big tax cuts. >> and we are -- s>> to corporations -- >> spending like crazy. $1.3 billion omnibus. >> where is the republican leadership on that? they were screaming during the financial crisis. >> they're voting for the bills, that's where they are. joining us from washington, cnn politics digital director zach wolf. good to see you, my friend. >> good morning. >> let's start with this dramatic imagery in the meeting between kim jong-un and xi jinping in china. they take the train there. what an interesting dynamic developing now. just to see those pictures really hard to believe his first
2:06 am
public outing, leaving north korea, since he's been in power in 2011. some fear that this is xi jinping taking control of the entire situation before ahead of president trump. does trump deserve credit for brokering all of this? pushing this conversation forward? >> even if he doesn't deserve it, i think he's going to try and take credit for it. we even saw this from the white house yesterday saying it was their policies that have turned north korea sort of -- sarah sanders saying that. so you know, i'm not sure if -- if the question here is really going to be what's going to ultimately happen with north korea's nuclear program, and are these meetings, these bilateral meetings he's going to have going to affect that in a way that previous ways wouldn't. but i'm sure trump would have liked to have been the guy meeting first with him in front of the cameras. >> you wonder the power play from the chinese leadership, as well, trying to make sure, let
2:07 am
everybody know, hey, this is our back yard, and we're the leader here even if you're going to meet with the president. let's talk about the border wall and the notion that the president may have floated even for a moment. the idea of using military spending to pay for that wall is a national security issue. that will not fly with republican leadership, will it? >> reporter: i don't think it will fly with the pentagon. they use that money for other stuff and would probably need more of it if they were going to pay billions and billions for a border wall. that gets back to the key problem for trump is he promised this wall, promised maek ed mex going to pay for it. mexico says they don't want to pay for it. he hasn't been successful in making mexico pay for it and hasn't been successful in finding a new way to pay for it. seems like he's trying to get creative here with the funding, and it's not working yet. >> here's what lindsey graham
2:08 am
told fox last night. >> i wouldn't advise that. we need that $650 billion to repair the damage done during the obama administration to our military. the best way to get the wall money is to do the deal the president talked about. the $25 billion for the wall, in return we'll do a deal for the daca recipients. that's the deal to be done. if he would announce that any time soon, the democrats would be in a box because i want them to say no to the daca recipients because they don't want to fund a wall that america needs. >> what about offering that proposal? >> reporter: i think that's probably a smarter strategic play because they have something in the daca recipients that democrats really want to take care of. they also have something in the wall that democrats really don't want. that would seal more like a negotiation -- would seem more like a negotiation to me. president trump ended the daca program, he said he wants to keep it going but then he also got in the way some bipartisan
2:09 am
deals that they were -- they were negotiating around that. so it's -- you know, it's not quite as simple as lindsey graham makes it out to be. >> come back in a half hour. you wrote a great piece about the second amendment using the word "snowflake" in the headlines. >> you said not a snowflake's chance in hell of repealing the second amendment, in response to the op-ed in the times. thanks. breaking overnight, stormy daniels' attorney asking a federal judge for permission to depose president trump. michael avenatti wants the president to share what he kboeknows about the hush-money agreement forcing stanlormy daniels to ke quiet about her alleged tryst with president trump. referring to the $130,000 daniels received a week and a half before the presidential election. >> and the president's personal attorney michael cohen said he made the payment out of his own pocket. it comes a day after the white house defended president trump's silence on the stormy daniels allegations.
2:10 am
>> why the silence? is someone advising him to be silent, or is he following his own advice -- >> it's silent when the president has addressed this. we've addressed it extensively. there's nothing to add. just because you continue to ask the same question over and over and over again doesn't mean that we have to keep coming up with new things to say. we've addressed it. we've addressed it extensively. and there's nothing new to add to this conversation. >> sarah sanders also saying although the president is a counter puncher, he doesn't necessarily punch back at every sto story. every story but this one. >> but alec baldwin and "snl." all 22 women in the u.s. senate, democrat and republican, demanding a vote on stalled congressional sexual harassment legislation. in a letter to senate leadership, the women express deep disappointment in the senate's inaction. the bill would update the current law from 1995, streamlining the process for reporting sexual harassment and providing new resources for staffers filing complaints. the house has already passed the measure. again, that just in right now.
2:11 am
brand new. are men declining to join this push, or do they prefer it that way? >> i'm not sure. >> that seems like a glaring omission for some men not to step up and join them. a city council hearing taken over by protesters in sacramento. >> as you point this to our council, does this look like a gun? >> anger over the police shooting of an unarmed black man starting to spill over. hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. you've probably seen me running all over the country in search of our big idaho potato truck. but not any more. i am done with that. ooh, ooh hot - just gonna stay home on the farm, eat a beautiful idaho potato, and watch tv with my dog... tv anncr: the big idaho potato truck pulled into town today and it's really a sight to see. oh man...let's go.... (distant) you comin', boy? sfx: (dog) gulp! woof.
2:12 am
where we're changing withs? contemporary make-overs. then, use the ultimate power handshake, the upper hander with a double palm grab. who has the upper hand now? start winning today. book now at lq.com. your digestive system has billions of bacteria, but life can throw them off balance. try align, the #1 doctor recommended probiotic. with a unique strain that re-aligns your system. re-align yourself, with align. "i have antivirus, but my computer's still slow..." "that's not right..." "maybe if i reboot..." "what's with all the popups?" "why does it keep on crashing?" "this is taking forever." "i think it's time for the fixmestick." fixmestick is a plug-in virus removal device. it's the smart, simple, safe way to clean your computer yourself. with fixmestick you don't have to replace your computer. it helps you keep your files, and your privacy. fixmestick reboots your computer from a system on the stick,
2:13 am
so that it can remove the malware that got past your antivirus software. it's the smart, simple way to clean an infected computer, with a whole lot going on inside the stick... [computers sound] "alright, this computer's powered down. " "let's reboot from the stick, and start scanning..." fixmestick contains 3 independent scanners, and connects to more in the cloud, for fast and effective detection of the latest threats. "i thought so - this one got around the antivirus software!" "not a problem." "we're on it." today's viruses sabotage the computers they infect, like a burglar who gets into your house, and deactivates your security system. once your computer is infected, it's far easier to clean it with an external device... that's what makes fixmestick so effective. "ok, i see spyware, trojans, keyloggers, and here it is, the rootkit!" the fixmestick is like having your own it department in the palm of your hand. and because it connects to the internet,
2:14 am
it's always up to date. "coffee" we're going to need some more coffee down here... " "anyone," "coffee?" advanced technology in an external device has enabled people all over the world to get the upper hand against viruses and malware. try it for 30 days, and see for yourself why more than a million people trust fixmestick to keep their computer fast, clean, and safe." call us today or visit us online.
2:15 am
♪ directv now gives you more for your thing. your letting go thing. your sorry not sorry thing. your out with the old in with the new, onto bigger and better thing. get the live tv you love. no bulky hardware. no satellite. no annual contract. try directv now for $10/mo for 3 months. more for your thing. that's our thing. visit directvnow dot com emotions running high at a sacramento city council meeting over the death of stephon clark. he was shot to death by police officers in his grandmother's back yard. they said they thought the cell phone he was holding was a gun. that was not lost on demonstrators at the city council meeting. >> does this look as you point this toward council, does this look like a gun?
2:16 am
>> stephon clark! stephon clark! [ chant ] >> that young man is stephon clark's brother. sacramento's mayor forced to gavel the meeting to a close early to guarantee everyone's safety. one person was taken away in handcuffs and charged with assaulting a police officer. for the second time in a week, protesters also blocked the entrance to the golden one center. kings officials closed the entrances to the nba arena when protesters showed up outside. that drew an angry online response from ticket holders. the kings say they had to shut the door in the name of safety. in a decision alton sterling's family said they expected, no charges against the officers that gunned him down in 2016. louisiana's attorney general said the officers acted lawfully and had reason to believe sterling was reaching for a gun. toxicology reports detected alcohol, cocaine, and other drugs in sterling's system. sterling's family and supporters
2:17 am
say officers should have de-escalated but did not. baton rouge police will release four more videos including body cam, dash cam, and surveillance footage. the former boss of disgraced usa gymnastics doctor larry nassar denying charges that include criminal sexual misconduct. william strampel faces five years in prison. the complaint alleges he used his power to sexually assault, harass, and solicit nude photos from female students at michigan state. about 50 photos were found on strampel's computer. forensics showed someone tried to delete some of the photos. strampel also being charged with willful neglect of duty for failing to properly oversee nassar who admitted to sexually abusing young girls for decades. a kansas grand jury bringing murder charges in the gruesome death of a 10-year-old boy on the world's tallest water slide in 2016. jeffrey henry, co-owner of the schlitterbahn park, and designer john school was charged with reckless second-degree murder
2:18 am
along with the company involved in designing and building the 17-story ride. this little boy, caleb schwab, was decapitated when the raft he and two women were strapped into went airborne. the water park issued a statement saying the three men charged are innocent, and that they run a safe operation, adding the facts will prove in court this was a tragic accident. the damage from a catastrophic failure at an ohio fertility clinic far worse than officials first thought. the clinic now says more than 4,000 frozen eggs and embryos were lost after a freezer malfunction. that's double the original number, and unlikely any of them are still viable. the university hospital's fertility clinic in cleveland says some 950 families were affected, up from 700. the malfunction occurred when temperatures fluctuated in the tank where the eggs and embryos were stored. an investigation revealed an alarm system which should have alerted an employee to temperature swings was shut off. that has to be devastating for some of the 950 families given
2:19 am
the strife they go through for years. ahead, a preseason game between the angels and dodgers halted in the fifth inning. not by foul weather but by a stinky smell. andy scholes will try to describe that smell in the "bleacher report" next. (vo) dogs have evolved, but their nutritional needs remain instinctual. that's why there's purina one true instinct. real meat #1. a different breed of natural nutrition. purina one true instinct. now, try new purina one true instinct treats. >> vo: they share one planter. and last season, it was a flowering disaster. this year, they're not messing around. miracle-gro guarantees results
2:20 am
with rich potting mix that uses ingredients fresh from the forest... and plant food that adds vital nutrition so you'll have three times the blooms. they bask in their success. miracle-gro. three times the beauty. one powerful guarantee. wi'm really grateful that usaaq. was able to take care of my family while i was overseas serving. it was my very first car accident. we were hit from behind. i called usaa and the first thing they asked was 'are you ok?' they always thank you for your service, which is nice because as a spouse you serve too. we're the hayles and we're usaa members for life. see how much you could save with usaa by bundling your auto and home insurance. get a quote today. kevin, meet yourkeviner. kevin kevin kevin kevin
2:21 am
kevin kevin kevin kevin kevin trusted advice for life. kevin, how's your mom? life well planned. see what a raymond james financial advisor can do for you. if you have moderate to severe or psoriatic arthritis, little things can be a big deal. that's why there's otezla. otezla is not an injection or a cream. it's a pill that treats differently. for psoriasis, 75% clearer skin is achievable with reduced redness, thickness, and scaliness of plaques. and for psoriatic arthritis, otezla is proven to reduce joint swelling, tenderness, and pain. and the otezla prescribing information has no requirement for routine lab monitoring. don't use if you're allergic to otezla. otezla may cause severe diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. tell your doctor if these occur. otezla is associated with an increased risk of depression. tell your doctor if you have a history
2:22 am
of depression or suicidal thoughts, or if these feelings develop. some people taking otezla reported weight loss. your doctor should monitor your weight and may stop treatment. other side effects include upper respiratory tract infection and headache. tell your doctor about all the medicines you take and if you're pregnant or planning to be. ♪ otezla. show more of you.
2:23 am
internet providers promise business owners a lot. let's see who delivers more. comcast business offers fast gig-speeds across our network. at&t doesn't. we offer more complete reliability with up to 8 hours of 4g wireless network backup. at&t, no way. we offer 35 voice features and solutions that grow with your business. at&t, not so much. we give you 75 mbps for $59.95. that's more speed than at&t's comparable bundle, for less. call today. in an effort to make the game of football safer, the nfl banning players from leading with the crown of the helmet. >> andy scholes has more in this rule change in this morning's "bleacher report." >> good morning, guys. yeah, this is the time of year when the owners get together,
2:24 am
and they tweak the rulebook. this year they made big changes. next season, it will be illegal for a player to lower his head and lead with his helmet when making a tackle. if they do it, it will be a 15-yard penalty and possible ejection from the game. the nfl hopes this will decrease the injuries like we saw last season when steelers' linebacker ryan shazier lowered his helmet and suffered the injury. richard sherman telling "usa today" the rule is ridiculous, like telling a driver if you touch the lane lines you're getting a ticket. it's going to lead to more lower extremity injuries. lebron james taking his talents to south beach last night to take on his buddy, dwyane wade and the heat. wade owned the night. second quarter, wade, the monster block on lebron. lebron calling for a foul on that one. as you see, it was all ball.
2:25 am
the heat snapped the cavs avenues avenues -- cavs' four-game winning streak. teams around the league wrapping up spring training yesterday. a cool moment in montreal. vlad guerrero jr. for the blue jays playing where his hall of fame dad became a legend. tied at zero in the ninth when junior crushes this one for the walk-off home run. all the fans going nuts. guerrero jr. born in montreal and was a regular at olympic stadium as a toddler when his dad was on the expos. now 19 years old, the blue jays' top prospect. junior wore his dad's number 27 for the game. the expos moved to washington, d.c., and became the nationals back in 2005. finally, the spring training finale did not go as well at dodger stadium. a sewage leak on the field in the first few rows by the dodgers' dugout caused a 32-minute delay in the fifth
2:26 am
inning before the game was canceled. >> gross. >> the poor groundskeepers were out trying to mop this up during the stoppage in play. the angels did have fun tweeting, "smell ya later, dodgers. it's been fun." but guys, the dodgers, they say that that's all going to be fixed before tomorrow's home opener. i would not be happy if i owned first-row season tickets at dodger stadium and have to go there after seeing what happened. you're kind of uneasy. you know, standing there eating nachos, worried about a sewage leak. >> you're not -- >> not easy to remove that stink. >> you're not uneasy if you're the plumber with the contract. you'll be able to ask for some coin to get that figured out fast. thanks a lot. >> all right. kim jong-un's surprise visit to beijing put him face to face with the chinese president. what is the practical effect on the upcoming talks between the u.s. and pyongyang?
2:27 am
2:28 am
♪ last night took a l, but tonight i bounce back. ♪ what's an l? the rap singer took a loss and now he's ok again. right. yeah you can get a mortgage that avoids pmi, but there's no way to avoid mip on... . hey! this'll help. rocket mortgage by quicken loans makes the complex simple. so, origination fees... this takes care of it, thank you. understand the details and get approved in as few as 8 minutes. by america's largest mortgage lender. bounce back, right right right, i get it now. ♪ i woke up in beast mode, with my girl that's... ♪
2:29 am
you've probably seen me running all over the country in search of our big idaho potato truck. but not any more. i am done with that. ooh, ooh hot - just gonna stay home on the farm, eat a beautiful idaho potato, and watch tv with my dog... tv anncr: the big idaho potato truck pulled into town today and it's really a sight to see. oh man...let's go.... (distant) you comin', boy? sfx: (dog) gulp! woof.
2:30 am
dramatic global diplomacy debut for kim jong-un. a surprise visit to china. kim says he's willing to denuclearize, what does he want in return from president trump?
2:31 am
breaking overnight, stormy daniels' lawyer has filed a request to depose president trump. will the president have to answer about that $130,000 payment under oath? emotions running high in sacramento, california. protesters take over a city council meeting demanding answers after the police shooting of an unarmed black man. welcome back to "early start," everybody. i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. 31 minutes past the hour. let's begin with an image that seemed unimaginable a few months ago. a north korean leader, kim jong-un, standing side by side with chinese president xi jinping. the two shaking hands during kim's surprise visit to beijing. his first trip abroad since taking power in 2011. kim calling for a new era in bilateral relations, even inviting president xi to visit pyongyang, an offer xi accepted. >> according to china's state-run media, kim made the trip because he felt compelled to personally share details of the changing diplomatic landscape on the korean peninsula. this marks the north korean leader's emergence as a player
2:32 am
on the world stage. note, xi and kim are expected to lead their respective countries for life, lending added significance to their talks ahead of an expected summit between kim and president trump. let's bring in ivan watson live in seoul for us tonight. just past 6:30 p.m. there. hi there, ivan. >> reporter: hey there. north korea's leader has not left his country in more than six years since he assumed the throne in pyongyang. this was his first foreign trip, and what a way to do it, traveling by train secretly to beijing from north korea, and traveling for four days, meeting several times with china's leader, and then both countries only announced the trip after the train got safely back to north korea. now it's momentous for a number of reasons. part of it being that north korea and china, though their alliance goes back more than half a century, relations have
2:33 am
been frosty between the countries in part because of north korea's nuclear weapons tests and ballistic missile launches, all banned according to multiple united states security council resolutions. xi jinping, the chinese leader, swept all of those concerns aside. he described this as a strategic choice, the alliance. he rolled out the red carpet for kim jong-un. in response, kim jong-un reportedly mentioned the possibility of denuclearization which pyongyang has said in the past is taboo, is a red line, he mentioned it might be possible if the u.s. and south korea cooperate. dave? >> we've got some new polling here showing two-thirds of americans approving of the president's decision, president trump's decision to meet with kim. how could, though, the meeting between kim and xi impact potentially the sit down between the u.s. and north korea, and does it appear at least that xi is in the driver's seat?
2:34 am
>> reporter: depends on how you look at it. the white house has been quick to embrace this and has actually argued that it helped create the environment, the atmosphere for this meeting, arguing that the so-called maximum pressure campaign of economic sanctions has pushed north korea to begin this unprecedented period of diplomacy. it's going to be busy because kim jong-un is expected to sit down with the south korean president next month, that's going to be a first for him. of course there's the other tremendous first. a planned meeting between kim jong-un and president trump, the first ever between a north korean leader and a u.s. president. the schedule is going to be very busy. kim jong-un is going from incredible isolation a couple of months ago to potentially meeting in short order the leaders of china and the u.s., the two most powerful countries in the world.
2:35 am
that's not exactly isolation anymore, dave. >> no. quite a turn we've taken. on the front of "the new york times," news of a nuclear reactor being fired up, satellite imagery late in february. david sanger will be on "new day" to talk about what that means. ivan watson in seoul, thanks. president trump securing a trade deal with south korea, removing a divisive issue with the north korean ally ahead of nuclear talks. the white house confirming details of a revised trail deed between the u.s. and south korea. many key changes help u.s. car companies like new rules on emissions standards and doubling the number of cars american companies can export to south korea to 50,000. no u.s. carmaker exported more than 11,000, though, last year, mainly due to consumer taste, not trade barriers. south korean drivers prefer smaller, fuel-efficient cars. the deal exempts south korea from trump's steel tariffs, limits how much it can export. south korea is the third-biggest supplier of steel to the u.s. officials say this delivers on trump's campaign promise promising better trade deals one
2:36 am
on one. the u.s. is also currently talking with china to avoid a trade war. trump threatened tariffs on $50 billion of chinese imports last week. china is also the united states' biggest foreign creditor. just as the government plans to sell $294 billion of debt this week, the highest level since the financial crisis, china owns more treasury bonds than any foreign country. the sale is to boost federal revenue, we've got to borrow money to balance the books because of the big tax cuts. back to china. do you think we'll try a similar approach as we did with south korea on cars? again, the chinese don't want u.s. cars, but if you say you're lowering the tariff, you can claim some sort of symbolic victory if you're president trump? >> i think it is a much more complicated relationship there. and also you've got against a backdrop of china buying u.s. treasuries, that is really an interesting dynamic for negotiators. joining us from washington this morning, politics digital director zam -- zach wolf.
2:37 am
good morning. to see china stepping out as a leader here with the north koreans, really interesting given what had been concerns in the national security community about china trying to isolate or edge the u.s. out of that region. what do you make of this? >> you know, i think we'll have to see how this plays out. china has been the sort of growing, you know, power. so it's something clearly the u.s. nodes because as they said -- u.s. needs because as you said buys all the security, pays for debt. we'll have to see. >> domestically the president remains focused on building his border wall. didn't get much money. a $1.3 million omnibus. so in a private meeting reportedly floating the concept of taking from the military, having the military budget pay for the border wall, here's what sarah sands said about that ed -- sarah sanders said about that yesterday in a press briefing.
2:38 am
>> the wall is continuing to be built currently, and we're going to keep pushing forward until it's fully completed and the way that the president feels is necessary to defend the country. >> isn't it true at this point that mexico's not going to pay for that wall? >> i'm not going to go beyond what the president's already said. i think he still has plans to look at potential ways for that to happen. >> cannot hide the smirk there as she talked about mexico paying for the wall. let's talk about the likelihood of the military being able to -- the president in a sense borrowing from the military to pay for the wall. what are the obstacles there? >> reporter: number one, the military needs that money. the generals, the pentagon, they're going to have something to say about taking military funding to build what is a capital structure. that's number one. two, i think congress wants to be consulted when they -- when they use money, and it's not clear to me that any republicans are going to line up to spend a bunch of pentagon money on a border wall. so i think there are a lot of obstacles, and we're just
2:39 am
hearing about this. i'm not sure it's going to end up being a serious proposal. it's definitely a new one. >> the military desperately needs that money. they've been clear about that. republicans across the board say we are in bad shape militarily. >> let's talk about the piece you wrote yesterday about the second amendment. you say there's not a snowflake's chance in hell of repealing the second amendment. why not? >> well, i was quoting the ucla professor there, to make that clear. i didn't come up with it. i agree with it because, you know, it -- have you ever read about what it takes to pass an amendment? you'd have to have supermajorities in the congress, maybe a constitutional convention. >> it's been done before, prohibition. >> sure, that was to undo the -- it just seems like the kind of thing where if you can't even pass a bump stocks ban here in congress, how are you ever going to get a constitutional convention or supermajority, three quarters, you know, in congress, to do anything like
2:40 am
this. it's an interesting idea. i don't understand how it could ever possibly happen. >> it's a conversation for those who missed it started by former supreme court justice john paul stevens, retired. he wrote an op-ed in "the new york times" calling for the repeal of the second amendment. san antonio spurs coach gregg popovich also reiterated the same thing. very articulate, educated man, not just some basketball coach. it's interesting, though, because some might say this is doing the right a favor, doing the nra a favor, making this now the litmus test. see what they want to do -- they want to take away your guns, they want to repeal the second amendment. and enhancing the importance of getting another republican or conservative supreme court justice because two are nearing retirement. does it give them an issue? >> it absolutely does. in fact, they've already had the issue even before this. remember donald trump during the 2016 campaign kept saying that hillary clinton was going to take your guns away. she supported the second amendment. she didn't want to repeal it. she said guns were an individual
2:41 am
right like the supreme court had said. so you know, even before this, you know, president trump and the nra specifically were saying supporters of gun control want to take your guns away. this would just fuel that fire. >> one of the things i hear about, people talking about gay marriage. it wasn't that long ago that traditional marriage, all political parties approved of -- traditional marriage, no one thought it would quickly go from candidates like barack obama supporting traditional marriage and suddenly -- >> like gay marriage you're seeing polling shift that direction. >> thank you very much. nice to see you, zach. >> thank you. breaking overnight, stormy daniels' attorney asking a federal judge for permission to depose president trump. michael avenatti wants the president to share what he knows about that hush money agreement forcing stormy daniels to keep quiet about her alleged tryst with donald trump. avenatti referring to the $130,000 daniels received a week and a half before the 2016 election. >> he also requested a deposition for the president's
2:42 am
personal attorney, michael cohen, who has said he made the payment out of his own pocket. it comes one day after the white house defended president trump's silence on the stormy daniels allegations. >> why the silence? is someone advising him to be silent, or is he following his own advice? >> i don't think it's silence when the president has addressed this, we've addressed it extensively. there's nothing to add. just because you guys continue to ask the same question over and over and over again doesn't mean that we have to keep coming up with new things to say. we've addressed it, addressed it extensively. there's nothing new to add to the conversation. >> they have from the podium, but the president has been absolutely silent on this issue, just for clarity there. sanders also saying although the president is a counter puncher, he doesn't necessarily punch back at every story. >> every story except this one. >> yeah. you know, alec baldwin, you know, you could go on and on and talk about colin kaepernick, meryl streep. we don't have time left in the program. facebook's ceo will testify on capitol hill.
2:43 am
but wall street didn't like that news, sending the stock to its lowest point in a year. "i have antivirus, but my computer's still slow..." "that's not right..." "maybe if i reboot..." "what's with all the popups?" "why does it keep on crashing?" "this is taking forever." "i think it's time for the fixmestick." fixmestick is a plug-in virus removal device. it's the smart, simple, safe way to clean your computer yourself. with fixmestick you don't have to replace your computer. it helps you keep your files, and your privacy.
2:44 am
fixmestick reboots your computer from a system on the stick, so that it can remove the malware that got past your antivirus software. it's the smart, simple way to clean an infected computer, with a whole lot going on inside the stick... [computers sound] "alright, this computer's powered down. " "let's reboot from the stick, and start scanning..." fixmestick contains 3 independent scanners, and connects to more in the cloud, for fast and effective detection of the latest threats. "i thought so - this one got around the antivirus software!" "not a problem." "we're on it." today's viruses sabotage the computers they infect, like a burglar who gets into your house, and deactivates your security system. once your computer is infected, it's far easier to clean it with an external device... that's what makes fixmestick so effective. "ok, i see spyware, trojans, keyloggers, and here it is, the rootkit!"
2:45 am
the fixmestick is like having your own it department in the palm of your hand. and because it connects to the internet, it's always up to date. "coffee" we're going to need some more coffee down here... " "anyone," "coffee?" advanced technology in an external device has enabled people all over the world to get the upper hand against viruses and malware. try it for 30 days, and see for yourself why more than a million people trust fixmestick to keep their computer fast, clean, and safe." call us today or visit us online. cle...is a hassle.th a mop and bucket... swiffer wetjet makes cleaning easy. it's safe to use on all finished surfaces, ...trapping dirt and liquid inside the pad. plus, it prevents streaks better than a micro fiber strip mop. for a convenient clean, try swiffer wetjet.
2:46 am
if you'd have told me three years ago... that we'd be downloading in seconds, what used to take... minutes. that guests would compliment our wifi. that we could video conference... and do it like that. (snaps) if you'd have told me that i could afford... a gig-speed. a gig-speed network. it's like 20 times faster than what most people have. i'd of said... i'd of said you're dreaming. dreaming! definitely dreaming. then again, dreaming is how i got this far. now more businesses in more places can afford to dream gig.
2:47 am
comcast, building america's largest gig-speed network. breaking news this morning. all 22 women in the u.s. senate, democrat and republican, sending a letter to senate leadership. they want a vote on sexual assaulted congressional sexual harassment legislation. in the letter the women express deep disappointment in the senate's inaction. the bill would streamline the process for reporting sexual harassment and provide new resources for staffers filing complaints. the house has already passed the measure. the sheriff's department in orange county, california, taking steps to cooperate with
2:48 am
federal law enforcement, sidestepping the state's new sanctuary law. the department says it will put the date that inmates will be released on its website. the move challenges the california values act which limits police communication with federal immigration authorities. critics say the measure will cast too wide a net, ending i.c.e. information on undocumented immigrants who may never be charged with a crime. let's check cnn "money." it's official. facebook ceo mark zuckerberg will testify before congress over facebook's failure to protect user data. sources tell cnn he felt he had to after calls from the media, public, lawmakers. facebook also has a new legal headache, it's being sued for allegedly allowing housing discrimination. advertisers can target ads, so the suit claims this lets advertisers block single women and families from seeing housing ads. wall street wasn't comforted by either headline. facebook shares fell another 5%. it's now lost $80 billion in market value since the crisis began. it was not just facebook. the tech sector sank.
2:49 am
twitter, netflix, invidia, tesla down sharply. tesla fell nearly 8% after the government said it would probe last week's fatal self-driving car crash. tech is the market's most valuable sector. as companies face more regular story scrutiny, investors are concerned. wall street closed lower. the tech-heavy nasdaq fell 3%. global stocks are down. u.s. futures are down. what's up -- bonuses. wall street banker bonuses. making near record highs despite cries of overregulation. last year the average bonus on wall street soared 17% to $184,200. that's more than triple the national median household income. just shy of the record in 2006 just before the financial meltdown. the strong payouts also come as congress works to roll back some parts of dodd-frank. the law passed in the wake of the financial crisis. the senate passed a bill earlier this month easing regulations on community banks, regional lenders, and mortgage companies. it just got harder for dave briggs to find his latest issue
2:50 am
of "cosmo" at walmart. he's been crying about this all morning. it's removing the magazine from checkout lanes. an anti-porn group, the national center on exploitation, say they influenced the decision. it's been working to remove "cos "cosmo" from years deeming it porn. walmart said it was primarily a business decision, but that concerns raised were heard. "cosmo" is known for its sex tips and advice for young women. walmart will still sell the magazine, but it will be away from the register. >> it is 2018, right? >> it is. you're going to have to read it on line. >> come on. let us know what you think about this at "early start" on twitter. a city council hearing taken over by protesters in sacramento. >> as you point this toward council, does this look like a gun? >> anger over the police shooting of an unarmed black man starting to spill over. the latest next. how do you win at business? stay at la quinta.
2:51 am
where we're changing with stylish make-overs. then at your next meeting, set your seat height to its maximum level. bravo, tall meeting man. start winning today. book now at lq.com with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis? how do you chase what you love do what i did. ask your doctor about humira. it's proven to help relieve pain and protect joints from further irreversible damage in many adults. humira works by targeting and helping to block a specific source of inflammation that contributes to ra symptoms. humira has been clinically studied for over 20 years. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections and cancers, including lymphoma, have happened; as have blood, liver, and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure. before treatment, get tested for tb. tell your doctor if you've been to areas where certain fungal infections are common, and if you've had tb, hepatitis b,
2:52 am
are prone to infections, or have flu-like symptoms or sores. don't start humira if you have an infection. ready for a new chapter? talk to your rheumatologist about humira. this is humira at work.
2:53 am
internet providers promise business owners a lot. let's see who delivers more. comcast business offers fast gig-speeds across our network. at&t doesn't. we offer more complete reliability with up to 8 hours of 4g wireless network backup. at&t, no way. we offer 35 voice features and solutions that grow with your business. at&t, not so much. we give you 75 mbps for $59.95. that's more speed than at&t's comparable bundle, for less. call today. yes or no?gin. do you want the same tools and seamless experience across web and tablet? do you want $4.95 commissions for stocks, $0.50 options contracts? $1.50 futures contracts?
2:54 am
what about a dedicated service team of trading specialists? did you say yes? good, then it's time for power e*trade. the platform, price and service that gives you the edge you need. looks like we have a couple seconds left. let's do some card twirling twirling cards e*trade. the original place to invest online. (barry murrey) when you have a really traumatic injury, we have a short amount of time to get our patient to the hospital with good results. we call that the golden hour. evaluating patients remotely is where i think we have a potential to make a difference. (barry murrey) we would save a lot of lives if we could bring the doctor to the patient. verizon is racing to build the first and most powerful 5g network that will enable things like precision robotic surgery from thousands of miles away as we get faster wireless connections, it'll be possible to be able to operate on a patient
2:55 am
in a way that was just not possible before. when i move my hand, the robot on the other side will mimic the movement, with almost no delay. who knew a scalpel could work thousands of miles away? ♪ a march in paris to honor the memory of an 85-year-old holocaust survivor brutally murdered in her apartment. mariel knoll was stabbed 11 times before her home was set on fire. police are investigating her death as a suspected anti-semitic attack. one two of suspects arrested is knoll's 27-year-old neighbor who served jail time for sexual assault. the other, a 21-year-old homeless man known to police for a violent past. emotions run high at a sacramento city council meeting after the police shooting death of stephon clark. he was shot to death by police officers as he stood in his grandmother's back yard.
2:56 am
police claim they thought the cell phone he was holding was a gun. demonstrators seized on that explanation at the council meeting. >> does this look as you point this toward council, does this look like a gun? >> stephon clark! stephon clark! [ chants ] >> that young man is stephon clark's brother. sacramento's mayor forced to gavel the meeting to a close early to guarantee everyone's safety. for the second time in a week protesters also blocked the entrance to the golden one center, forcing the kings to close the entrances. that drew an angry online response from ticket holders. the kings say they had to shut the doors for safety. a kansas grand jury bringing murder charges after a boy's gruesome death on a water slide in 2016. jeffrey henry, owner of the schlitterbahn park, and designer john schooly were charged with
2:57 am
reckless second-degree murder along with the company involved in the designing and building of the 17-story ride. caleb schwab was decapitated when the raft he and two women were strapped into went airborne. the water park issued a statement saying the three men charged are innocent, and they run a safe operation, adding the facts will prove in court this was a tragic accident. the damage from a catastrophic failure at an ohio fertility clinic is far worse than officials first thought. the clinic now says more than 4,000 frozen eggs and embryos were lost after a freezer malfunction. that's double the original number. it's unlikely any of them are viable. the university hospital's fertility clinic in cleveland says some 950 families were affected, up from 700. the malfunction occurred when temperatures fluctuated in the tank where the eggs and the embryos were stored. the investigation revealed an alarm system which should have alerted an employee to those temperature swings, the alarm was shut off. on a lighter note, there is a clown running for congress in south carolina. you might be thinking, well,
2:58 am
what else is new. steve lough is the real deal. after three decades as a professional clown, think ringling brothers, the ivy league-educated lough is running in the june primary for the democratic nomination in south carolina's fifth congressional district. his campaign website, clownforcongress.com, features him in clown make-up and videos of him juggling. his campaign slogan, aim high, vote lough. he's one of three vying to face ralph norman. norman won a special election to replace mick mulvaney who left the house to become budget director. sorry if i offended the clown community. i'm a bit terrified of clowns. blame hollywood. blame "it," and the crime wave that -- >> i'm terrified of if he debates in the clown getup, i'm for that. the president up and devoting
2:59 am
about the second amendment, saying it will never be repealed. giving the talking point we just discussed. "new day" will discuss it. we'll see you tomorrow. jim jong uncame to china to get the relationship back on track. >> he is preparing for upcoming subpoena sum mitts. >> it is a step in the right direction. that's the big question. how is donald trump going to react to that? >> president trump reaching an agreement with is south korea to rework a trade deal. >> going to have a wonderful deal with a wonderful ally. stormy daniels's attorney seeking to depose president trump. >> i didn't say he punches back on every single topic. >> i think they realized we're not electing a choir boy. >> his approval ratings are up. >> this is

76 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on