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that's it for us. i'll see you tonight at 10:00. "early start" with christine romans and george howell begins right now. donald trump laying out his plan to fight isis and terrorism around the world. some of the proposals coming under scrutiny. we will have a look. donald trump under fire from the three best known democrats in the world. hillary clinton and president obama and vice president biden. all getting their digs in. and a photo finish in rio. american allyson felix close to taking the gold in the 400 final. it is a finish that will go down in the history books. good morning. welcome to "early start."
i'm george howell. >> nice to have you here. i'm christine romans. it is tuesday, august 16th. it is 4:00 a.m. donald trump hoping to reboot his campaign laying out his plan to smash isis. trump promising a global clash. he called for testing the values of all would-be immigrants. he calls to launch a commission on radical islam. he slammed hillary clinton and the president without again calling them the founders of isis. he blamed the terror group's rise on their policy decisions. >> we cannot let this evil continue. nor can we let the fateful ideology of radical islam. oppression of children, gays and
non believers be allowed to spread within our country. any country which shares this goal will be our ally. we cannot always choose our friends, but we can never fail to recognize our enemies. if i become president, the era of nation building will be brought to a very swift and decisive end. hillary clinton lacks the judgment, as said by bernie sanders, stability and temperament and moral character to lead our nation. she also lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on isis and all of the many advesaries we face.
>> and all democrats slamming trump. we have sarah murray in ohio with the trump campaign. >> reporter: campaigning yesterday in ohio, donald trump said it is time to rewrite our approach to foreign policy. end the practice of nation building and focus efforts on fighting isis on all fronts. trump said to do that, we need to partner with my ally who is willing to fight isis alongside of us. he also unveiled a new set of immigration measures. essentially saying there should be ideology tests for those coming to the united states. >> we should only enter those in the country who share our values and respect our people. in the cold war we had an ideological screening test. the time is overdue to develop a
new screening test. i call it extreme vetting. i call it extreme, extreme vetting. our country has enough problems. we don't need more and these are problems like we've never had before. >> reporter: now donald trump delivered this speech from teleprompters. it was a rare moment where he was on message. the question for republicans in and out of his campaign is whether he can stick with that for rest of the week. he will campaign in wisconsin. back to you. >> sara, thank you. the president's swipe at trump came at a fund-raiser for hillary clinton at martha's vineyard. he mocked trump without mentions him by name. you notice i haven't said much about her opponent.
i don't have to make the case because he makes the case for him. that and joe biden tag teamed the republican nominee at a rally in pennsylvania. >> what's trump's plan? he laid it out last week. i'll admit before he did, i didn't think it would be good for working americans. but it turned out to be worse than i ever imagined. i know some of you may have friends up here in northeastern pennsylvania who are thinking about voting for trump. i know. i know. friends should not let friends vote for trump. >> joe biden in the city where he raised tore into donald trump. cnn's joe johns has more. >> reporter: hillary clinton continues to stump for votes in pennsylvania where polls show
she has a healthy lead. she still needs support from white working class voters. she came here to scranton, pennsylvania and joined by vice president joe biden. his hometown. he took her to the house where he grew up and participated in a rally and launching a stinging attack on donald trump calling him unqualified for the white house. >> there's a guy that follows me right back here. he has the nuclear codes. so god forbid anything happened to the president, the codes are with me. he is not qualified to know the code. he can't be trusted. this guy doesn't care about the middle class. i don't blame him in a sense because he doesn't understand it. he doesn't have a clue. he really doesn't. he doesn't have a clue. >> reporter: at the event in scranton, there was not mention of the notes of hillary
clinton's interview with the fbi. the campaign preferring to stay on things that worked in the past. issuing a web ad questioning whether trump is qualified to have the nuclear codes. thank, joe. former mayor rudy giuliani getting criticism this morning for claiming trump's ohio rally there were no successful radical islamic terrorist attacks in the eight years prior to obama taking office. giuliani apparently for getting 9/11 which happened 7 years and 4 months earlier. >> remember, we didn't start this war. they did. we don't want this war. they do. under those eight years before obama came along, we didn't have any successful radical islamic terrorist attack in the united
states. they all started when clinton and obama got into office. >> so trump spokesperson later clarifying saying giuliani meant there hadn't been any terror attacks since 9/11. that didn't soothe the wrath of the daily news. calling it sick and pathetic politesayings of 9/11. and trump's campaign manager paul manafort. his name appears in a secret off the books ledger showing a russian political party paid him $12.7 million cash. there is no prove that manafort actually received the illegal payment. manafort strongly denied taking payments on monday acknowledging his campaign worked for the pro russian party, but calling reports that he accepted off the books cash quote unfounded,
silly and nonsense. the rules to qualify for the debates are public. donald trump and hillary clinton are the only definite participants because they are registering above 15% in file polls. gary johnson and jill stein are below 15% and will not earn a spot unless their numbers improve by the september cut off. if they reach the 15% threshold after the first debate, they will be invited to the second. the white house transferred 15 detainees out of cuba. all being sent to the united arab emirates. the administration says the review board found their detention was no longer necessary because they pose no threat to the united states security. of 242 detainees held at gitmo,
only 64 remain with 65 transferred to 13 countries. a hospital hit in northern yemen. 19 wounded with the attack blamed on the saudi-led coalition. doctors without borders claim the saudis knew where the hospital was located. this is the fourth time in less and 12 months a doctors without border facility has been bombed. ten minutes past the hour. billionaires battling on twitter. welcome to the 2016 election. mark cuban, supporter of hillary clinton, net worth $3.2 billion. and on the other side, carl icahn. he is worth $17.4 billion. icahn tweeted how do you unleash the power of corporations if you do nothing about the
strangulating regulations which she said zero about? cuban's response. you know you would not hire donald trump unless you were short the company. the two went on about regulations and global competitiveness. in the end, cuban likes icahn, but he says he is wrong about trump. rare to see two heavyweights arguing about politics. >> for the guy named the blue collar billionaire. firefighters in the state of california working hard to get a handle on the surging wildfire. now will charges come about? we will have details next. nice
including the clayton fire which is only 5% contained. it has destroyed more than 175 homes and structures with 1,500 more threatened. a brooklyn man charged with murdering the imam and his assistant. he was arrested on sunday on charges to a hit-and-run and lat later to be connected to the killings when the police searched his home and found the murder weapon. they were killed in broad daylight saturday after the mosque in queens. police say there is no indication the shooting was a hate crime. a 10:00 p.m. curfew on teenagers, calm restored to milwaukee. on monday, the police station had to be shown because of threats and shots fired in the area. the curfew will be imposed indefinitely now.
100 national guard members were on hand. the death toll and flood waters are on the rise in louisiana. nine fatalities confirmed. in baton rouge, police confirmed a firefighter was shot accidentally by another firefighter during the flood response effort on monday. misery there in louisiana. when will it dry out? i want to bring in meteorologist pedram javaheri. >> good morning, george and christine. we are watching the thunderstorms and expect them to blossom at 1:00 p.m. much of the activity wanting to stay farther west of baton rouge. we have 16 river gauges with flooding across louisiana. we will take that saturated ground water and bring it up to the surface and cause flooding which is expected. in fact, we think the bulk of the moisture will begin to spread farther north and east.
midwest, flash flood watches have been issued with temperatures cooler. little rock, 78. chicago, 82 with all the clouds and rain in the forecast. notice off the east coast. temperatures in the mid-90s there. 97 degrees in the nation's capital in new york. enjoy one last day of sub 90. we will warm up in the next couple days. >> thank you, pedram. .07 is all that separates gold in the women's sprint. to allyson fele felix complete that surge? edicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan,
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at the olympic game, an incredible 400-meter sprint coming down to the photo finish. nail biter with shaunae miller and allyson felix. who crossed the finish line first? christina mcfarlane has it covered from rio this morning. boy what a wild night. >> reporter: a really wild night. track and field with a dramatic result. one of the most dramatic we have seen. it was meant to be the crowning coronation for allyson felix. she was beaten by shaunae miller. and on the line, miller dove forward and lurching for the gold. questions asked here is that if she stayed on her feet, would she got the gold or silver? the rules dictate her torso
crossed the line first and she got the gold. in the meanwhile, allyson felix with the silver. she is still the most decorated female in track and field. elsewhere, we learned that simone biles is human after all. maybe it is the pressure of going for five gold at the games. biles slipped on the beam. she came away with the bronze on monday. it was nice to see her teammate lauwye laurie hernandez. she said she was more than happy to take home the bronze. she will have the floor routine coming up which is totally her bag. she is unmatched in power and strength. look out for the signature biles. the double layout half turn that not even her male counterparts
can match. usain bolt begins his quest for the 200 meters later on tuesday. it will be gold medal number eight if he manages to do it. bolt says he is on the mission to break the world record by going sub-19 seconds. he says it is the only event that makes him nervous standing on the starting blocks. the biggest opponent is johan blake. it will be run on saturday. the day before his 30th birthday. what a present that would be. and quick look at the medal table tally. the u.s. leading the way still with a total of 75 medals with 26 gold. china coming close on 46 medals and 15 gold. more drama on tuesday. >> more drama. thank you, christina. i'm still getting over that
controversial proposals from trump. an ideology test. that's just a start. the world's best known democrats taking their turns going after donald trump. hillary clinton, president obama and vice president biden scorching the republican on terror. and photo finish in rio. two sprinters split by a fraction of a second. did it make a difference? welcome back to "early start."
i'm christine romans. >> i'm george howell. 30 minutes past the hour. donald trump is hoping to reboot his campaign this morning after giving a major speech explaining his plan to take on and defeat isis and safeguard the u.s. trump went on promising a global clash on islamic terror. he called for the testing of values of all would-be immigrants. trump vowed to keep guantanamo bay open. he also slammed hillary clinton and president obama this time without again calling them the quote founders of isis. trump blamed the terror group's rise on the policy decisions. listen. >> we cannot let this evil continue. nor can we late the hateful ideology of radical islam. oppression of women, gays, children and non believers be
allowed to reside or spread in our country. any country which shares this goal will be our ally. we cannot always choose our friends, but we can never fail to recognize our enemies. if i become president, the era of nation building will be brought to a very swift and decisive end. hillary clinton lacks the judgment, as said by bernie sanders, stability, and temperament and the moral character to lead our nation. she also lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on isis and all of the many adversaries we face. >> as you would expect, democrats jumped on trump's speech. clinton and biden did so together. campaigning in pennsylvania and the president taking time from
his vacation also slamming donald trump. cnn's sara murray is on the road with the trump campaign in ohio with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, christine and george. campaigning in ohio, donald trump said it is time to rewrite the approach to foreign policy and focus our efforts on fighting isis on all fronts. trump said to do that we need to partner with any ally who is willing to fight isis alongside of us. in the controversy side of the speech, he unveiled a new set of immigration measures. there should be an ideology test come immigrants coming to the u.s. whether those views are anti-semitic or anti-gay or and anti-women. >> in the cold war, we had an
ideological screening test. the time is overdue to develop a new screening test. i call it extreme vetting. i call it extreme, extreme vetting. our country has enough problems. we don't need more and these are problems like we've never had before. >> reporter: now trump delivered this speech from teleprompters. it was a rare moment where the candidate was directly on message. the question for republicans in and out of his campaign is whether he can stick with that for the rest of the week. he'll campaign in wisconsin today and we will have a better sense then. back to you. >> satellite/radra, thank you. the swipe at trump came at martha's vineyard where the president is vacationing. he said you notice i have not said much about her opponent. i'm tired of talking about her opponent.
every time he talks, he makes the case for his own candidacy. that came after clinton and biden tag teamed at a rally in pennsylvania. here is clinton slashing his proposals. >> he laid it out last week. and i'll admit before he did, i didn't think it would be good for working americans. but it turned out to be worse than i ever imagined. i know some of you may have friends up here in northeastern pennsylvania who are thinking about voting for trump. i know, i know. friends should not let friends vote for trump. >> she has been using that line on the stump. biden in the city where he was raised tore into trump. joe johns has more from scranton. >> reporter: christine and george, hillary clinton continuing to stump for votes in pennsylvania today.
she still needs to pick up support from white working class voters. to that end, she came here to scranton, pennsylvania and was joined by vice president joe biden. it's his hometown. he took her to the house where he grew up. also participated in a rally and launched a stinging attack on trump calling him unqualified for the white house. >> there's a guy that follows me right back here. has the nuclear codes. so god forbid anything happened to the president and i had to make a decision, the codes are with me. he is not qualified to know the code. he can't be trusted. this guy doesn't care about the middle class. and i don't blame him because he doesn't understand it. he doesn't have a clue. he really -- he really doesn't. he doesn't have a clue. >> reporter: at the event in scranton, there was no mention of the notes of the interview with the fbi that could be
turned over to congressional investigators. the campaign preferring to stay on things that have worked in the past. also making clear they want to push the issue of foreign policy. issuing a web ad questioning whether trump is qualified to have the nuclear codes. christine and george. >> joe, thank you. trump supporter and former mayor of new york rudy giuliani is getting some criticism this morning speaking about islamic terrorism. at trump's rally in ohio, giuliani claimed there were no successful terrorist attacks on american soil in the eight years prior to president obama taking office. giuliani for getting about something that happened a few miles from here. 9/11. that unforgettable attack seven years ago and four months earlier. listen. >> remember, we didn't start this war. they did. we don't want this war. they do. under those eight years before obama came along, we didn't have
any successful radical islamic terrorist attack in the united states. they all started when clinton and obama got into office. >> and trump's spokesperson clarifying giuliani meant there hadn't been any terrorist attacks since 9/11. that did not soothe the wrath of the daily news. calling it sick and despicable. new details emerging on the corruption investigation in ukraine naming trump campaign chairman paul manafort. ukrainian officials confirm to cnn that manafort's name appears in a secret off the books ledger showing a pro russian political party paid him $12.7 million in cash. the officials say they are still investigating and there is no proof manafort received this illegal payment.
manafort strongly denying taking improper payments. the statement acknowledging he did campaign work for the pro russian party, but called reports he accepted off the books cash is unfounded, silly and nonsensical. and the names are unveiled on the presidential debates. donald trump and hillary clinton are polling above the numbers so they are definitely on the debate. gary johnson and jill stein are not on the debate because they have not reached the 15% threshold. the white house has transferred 15 more detainees out of the guantanamo bay. they have been sent to the
united arab of emirates. a review board found they were not necessary because they posed no threat to u.s. security. 242 detainees held at gitmo when obama came in office, 55 transferred to 13 countries in the last 11 months. a hospital run by doctors without borders hit by a deadly air strikes in yemen. at least 11 people killed and 19 wounded. with that attack blamed on the saudi-led could addition. doctors without borders claimed the saudis knew where the hospital was located. this is the fourth time in less and 12 months that a doctors without borders facility has been bombed. record highs for stocks. the averages have never been higher. warren buffett's firm is doubling down on apple. now owning 15.2 billion shares. worth $1.5 billion.
filings show the company bought 9.8 million of the shares in the first quarter. apple slumped after two straight quarters of declines iphone sales. berkshire hathaway usually stays away from tech stocks. it cut its stake in walmart by half. one of the best performing stocks in the dow 30 this year. look at that. if you own walmart shares, you have a near 20% gain. merck and united health care and caterpillar up this year. the stocks helped the dow hit a record high yesterday. the nasdaq and s&p hit records. george, futures are down slightly this morning, but a lot of people are looking at the numbers and saying this is the worst start to the year in history. remember in january? it was terrible.
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welcome back. a suspected arsonist arrested in connection with the raging fire in northern california. the suspect damon anthony facing 12 counts of arson for starting fires in the lake county area over the past year. including the clayton fire which is now only 15% contained. it destroyed 175 homes and structures with 1,500 more
threatened. a brooklyn man charged in murdering a imam and assistant. he was arrested on charges related to a hit-and-run accident only to be connected to the killings after authorities executed a search warrant the next day and found the murder weapon. imam and his aide were killed in broad daylight after a religious service at the mosque. police say there is no indication that shooting was a hate crime. in milwaukee, after two nights of violence and protests, a 10:00 p.m. curfew for teenagers and calm is restored to the streets. on monday, the police station in the sherman park neighborhood had to be shutdown because of shots fired in the area. 100 national guard members are on hand and at the ready in case they are needed. the death toll and flood waters on the rise in louisiana.
nine fatalities. and baton rouge confirm a firefighter was accidentally shot by another firefighter on monday during the flooding response. >> we have been following that story for several days. there have been so many rescues. the question is when will the rain stop? let's bring in meteorologist pedram javaheri. george and christine, good morning. the storms in the afternoon hours are concerning. we know some could produce heavy rainfall in baton rouge. the flood warning in place across the region this morning. when you think of flooding, the hidden dangers in the flood zone. when it comes to contaminants, raw sewage and infectious diseases. a lot of people want to go back to the properties. if you have an open cut, e. coli bacteria is getting into your system or norovirus or tetanus
is a problem. and insects can be aggressive when displaced. wildlife can get into your property because there is little land area left. so much water moved in. something worth noting with the additional rainfall. heavy rain shifting back to the west and eventually up to the north in michigan. some heavy rain. high temperatures in chicago, 82. detroit, 80 degrees. nashville closing in on 90. pedram, 20,000 rescues over the weekend. misery there. it will be wet for rest of the week. in the stock market, wow. that's a technical term. for the first time since 1999, the three major stock averages are all setting record highs. stock market on fire. can anything stop this record run? we will analyze were stocks are so high.
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aiming for the gold at olympic games. an incredible 400-meter sprint on the women's side coming down to the photo finish. a nail biter with shaunae miller and allyson felix. let's bring in cnn's christina mcfarlane live in rio following it all. christina, when i look at that one image. it is hard to tell who crossed the finish line first. we know now.
it took seconds to deliberate it and her torso crossed the finish line. it was the first gold for the bahamas in the game. allyson felix is still the most decorated female track and field in history. we learned simone biles is human after all. maybe the pressure of going for gold five times. biles slipped up on the beam after a tuck. she managed to stay on her feet on the beam, but came away with a bronze. it was nice to see her teammate
laurie hernandez take silver. she tweeted saying she was happy with bronze. she has the floor routine coming up. be sure to look out for the signature biles. the double layout with a half turn that not even her male counterparts can match. and the world's fastest man usain bolt begins his quest later this tuesday. it will be gold medal number eight if he manages it. bolt is on the mission to break the record and go sub-19 seconds. he says it is the only event that makes his nervous when he stands in the starting blocks. his biggest opponent is his training partner johan blake and the final half of the triple-triple on saturday in the 4x100 meters.
what a gift that would be for his birthday. >> you say bolt gets nervous? also, i want to ask about the host nation, brazil, winning its first gold in an athletic event. tell us more about that. >> reporter: that's right. it was completely unexpected result tonight, george. you know, expected to see brazil in the beach volleyball and judo. it came in the poll vault. da silva up against the champion. in the end, da silva had the vault of his life. he finished 11 centimeters better than his personal best. he took a national record. i can tell you, the crowd in the stadium kicked off. they were crying and stomping. very, very popular result here
in rio. >> christina mcfarlane, thank you. more gold medals all around for stock investors. it is a trifecta for stocks. stocks have never been higher. the dow, nasdaq and s&p placed in unchartered territory. all three posting strong gains. nasdaq has the most impressive rally from the low back in february. up more than 20% from the low. after the worst start to the year in stock history. investors are riding high. a bunch of reasons why. the fed holding rates steady. oil has stabilized. the brexit vote. it became clear the u.s. is in a stronger position. the fears about china earlier in the year with stocks off to the worst start ever. investors are okay with china's new slower growth rates. here in the u.s., jobless rate
below 5%. strong jobs gains. what is happening right now? looks like dow is down a bit. you have stock markets taking a step back this morning. oil prices is stable there. markets seem to predict a hillary clinton victory in november. the theory goes like this, she does have ties to wall street. she is a known commodity. traditionals have not endorsed his policies. at least now it looks like the stock market is betting on hillary clinton. in media news, gawker is set to be sold at auction. the sale comes after gawker lost $140 million privacy lawsuit to hulk hogan. the suit game after the gawker posted a sex tape of the wrestling star with a friend's wife. the man peter thiel, you may
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