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stirring up the hornet's nest. the at the golden globes meryl streep takes to donald trump without mentioning his name. donald trump responds. how did ft. lauderdale shooter esteban santiago get his firearm back after it was confiscated? a truck plowing into israeli soldiers killinging four. the prime minister points to isis. it's being called the worst in a decade. a deadly storm bringing a fire holes of moisture to the west with flooding and mountains of snow. the coolest new cars from the detroit auto show as gas prices continue to rise. that and college students off to the races as we kick off your week.
"early today" starts right now. good to be with you. i'm francis rivera. we begin with news that has everyone buzzing at the golden globes, actress meryl streep who received a lifetime achievement award turned her acceptance remarks into an all-out rebuke against donald trump. >> hollywood is crawling with us onners and foreigners. and if we kick them all out, you'll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts. >> and while never mentioning trump by name, the staunch hillary clinton supporter went after him for what she says was the year's most effective performance. >> but there was one performance this year that stunned me. it was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most-respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. someone he outranked in privilege, power, and the capacity to fight back.
it -- it kind of broke my heart. when i saw it. i still can't get it out of my head because it wasn't in a movie, it was real life. disrespect invites disrespect. violence incites violence. when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose. >> and here was that moment streep was referring to. >> you got to see this guy. oh, i don't know what i said, i don't remember! i don't remember! oh maybe that's what i said! >> this morning trump is fighting back speaking to the "new york times" shortly after streep's acceptance speech. dismissing streep as a "hillary lover" he added while he did not see the act reas speech he was "not surprised" that he had come under attack from "liberal movie people." the entire back and forth capped off an incredible star-studded night but set records as well.
we'll have a full recap of the night's winners and losers coming up. overnight president-elect trump also issued a harsh attack against records that say congress, not mexico, is looking for ways to pay for the border wall tweeting, dishonest media says mexico won't be paying for the wall, if they pay a little later so the wall been built more quickly, medias fake." that post came after the soon to be commander in chief issued this early morning tweet storm brushing off the newly released intelligence report accusing russia of interfering in the u.s. election. he writes, intelligence stated very strongly there was absolutely no evidence that hacking affected the election results. voting machines not touched. having a good relationship with russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. only stupid people or fools would think that it is bad. we have enough problems around the world wit without yet another one. when i am president, russia will respect us far more than they do now." it all comes as a whirl wind of trump's cab neat nominees begin confirmation hearings.
>> reporter: starting tuesday marathon confirmation hearings. a parade of nominees. some with billions in wealth. democrats probing for explosive revelations. >> the american public must make sure there are no serious conflicts of interest that are going to undermine it overall. >> reporter: first up, senator jeff sessions of alabama for attorney general, an early trump supporter with destructive views on civil rights and immigration. wednesday, rex tillerson, former exxonmobil chief, up for secretary of state, once honored by vladimir putin for his corporate oil deals. election hacking likely on the agenda. top trump aides still clarifying the boss' position. >> he's not denying that entities in russia were behind this particular hacking campaign. >> reporter: democrats charging mr. trump with ramming his cabinet picks through congress. as government ethics watchdogs express great concern about incomplete background checks. ongoing tension since november revealed an e-mail obtained by msnbc and the james madison
project. "we seem to have lost contact with the trump/pence transition since the election." >> the office of government ethics which is nonpart son has always been a thorough vetting of cabinet nominees before they've had a hearing. >> reporter: republicans rejecting calls to slow down. >> we need to sort of grow up here and get past that. we need to have the president's national security team in place on day one. >> that was nbc's ron allen reporting. on wednesday, trump is expected to hold his long-awaited news conference. his first since being elected president. this morning chilling new video of the florida airport rampage that left five people dead and six wounded. the video obtained by tmz shows the moments of the shooting suspect, 26-year-old esteban santiago, calmly pulls out his pistol and begins his spree. bystanders duck for cover. later this morning the suspect is expected to appear in court for the first time. the justice department says he could face the death penalty if convicted for his alleged crimes. we're learning more about
the suspect himself. gabe gutierrez has the report. >> reporter: court documents allege 26-year-old esteban santiago told investigators he planned the attack, buying a one-way ticket from anchor raj, though it's not clear why he chose ft. lauderdale. in november the iraq war veteran was admitted to a mental health center in alaska after telling feb agents he was hearing voices and the government was controlling his mind, making him watch isis videos. santiago's brother in puerto rico says the system failed him. >> when they heard that, they sent him to a security hospital. you know, only for four days. you know, four days? >> reporter: on "meet the press" defense secretary ash carter said the u.s. has not done enough to help veterans deal with mental health issues. >> we keep learning more about how to deal with this kind of illness. we're going to learn more ask, and we need to do more as we learn more, absolutely. >> reporter: at ft. lauderdale's airports long lines and a swarm of security. cleanup crews work to reopen the
area. the rampage unfolded. >> thanks to gabe gutierrez. investigators say they're still trying to determine if the shooting was an act of terrorism. federal law enforcement sources tell nbc news they believe the gun used in the shooting was the same one authorities in alaska had taken from santiago and then returned to him after he visited the fbi offices there. and the associated press is reporting fbi special agent george pyrro, the agent who was saddam hussein's sole interrogator in 2004, is leading the probe into saunt yaug i don't's alleged rampage. a horrific terror attack on israeli seasonals in jerusalem captured on video. in the background you can see a truck ram into a group of soldiers and after hitting the crowd first the driver put the truck in reverse and ran over even more people. four soldiers, three women and a man, were kill the. 15 injured. the driver of the truck was neutralized. police have identified the driver as a 28-year-old east
jerusalem palestinian. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said the attacker was an isis reporter. police arrested nine suspects, including five of his family members. the west coast is being pummeled by a fire hose of moisture. rain, snow and flooding. nbc's steve patterson has details. >> reporter: the west coast storm predicted to be the worst in a decade. massive rains on top of a mountain of snow all leading to this. the swollen truckee river in reno, like so many river is up and down the west coast, still rising. residents scrambling to prepare for the possibility of massive floods. >> i was concerned enough to go get sandbags. i will be sandbagging my home. >> reporter: further south, it's snow wreaking havoc on traffic along the sierra nevada. mammoth mountain pelted with 48 inches of fresh powder, forcing the squee resort to close chair lifts for the day. the storm now under way with flash flood warnings all over the region. the worst to come. >> so much to watch out there.
nbc meteorologist bill karins has the latest, how bad is it going to get? >> it's not going to get a lot worse but it's not going to get better quickly either. we're getting done with the first big shot. the storm over the weekend. the river is going to remain in place slightly, then another storm coming in on tuesday. right now the heaviest rains are around santa barbara, shifted south. still rain and snow at the higher elevations but not the same intensity. the next days we're expecting the possibility of 5 to 10 inches at the highest elevations. so it's going to be a long time before those rivers come down. we still will get some additional flooding. that's the latest local forecast, here's a look at the big stories around your area. we'll continue with the cold conditions in the northern portion of the country. the warmup has begun from colorado to kansas south ward through texas and new mexico. 71 in amarillo today. all that cold air is long gone. we'll watch that warmup beginning today. that warmup will be coming across the country as we go throughout this week after a bitterly cold morning today.
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white out snow conditions didn't stop the georgia tech men's swimming team. look what they did, so dedicated. after their swim meet in west virginia was canceled due to weather they decided to get some extra practice in by practicing in the snow. regardless, they have a whole lot of fun doing it. leading the news and the "washington post," u.s. gas prices jumped 12 cents over the past three weeks to $2.38 a gallon for regular. that's 33 cents higher per gallon than last year. the reason? the market appears to be catching up with the rising cost of crude oil. future of driving is on display at the north american international auto show in detroit right now with hundreds
of thousands hoping to see the coolest new concept cars. check out the latest technology. nbc's jay gray is live inside for a sneak peek and some of the sleek vehicles right behind you there, jay. >> yeah, frances, amazing to see what these manufacturers have ready to roll out. look, it's a great time to be in the car business. record sales. reinvestment in american plants by ford as well as fiat, chrysler. and what's driving the industry? it may surprise you, it's not always what's under the hood. it's showtime in motor city. as the north american international auto show shifts into high gear a bit later today. if it's got four wheels and fenders, chances are you'll find it here. >> i always look forward to the reveals. fun to see what the manufacturers have to bring. >> reporter: the concept cars are cool but in an industry coming off an unprecedented seventh year of record sales, the spotlight is on its moneymakers. >> i would call it almost return to basics. there's a lot of cars here that
may not be the flashiest of cars, but they are like the workhorses of the united states. >> reporter: suvs, cars, trucks. for many of the new models the engine driving sales is not necessarily horsepower. more often it's high-tech. so what's going to keep the industry vibrant going forward is going to be how the technology manifests in each of these cars. >> reporter: cameras, online connected cars, eventually self-driving vehicles. >> i mean, it's obviously the way of the future, i don't think there's any way around it. how long it's going to take to get there, that time frame seems to be accelerating a lot. >> reporter: high speeds. high-tech. keeping the car business in the fast lane. >> our thanks to nbc's jay gray. just ahead, with the stroke of a pen donald trump will be able to reverse many of the laws put into place by president obama. we'll tell you which ones are at ri risk. another delay for spacex's next mission following the company's september disaster. you're watching "early today."
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administration, meeting with jared kushner and steve bannon. spacex has delayed the launch of its falcon 9 rocket until saturday due to bad weather in california. it will be spacex's first launch since a rocket exploded in september. once donald trump takes office he will have the power to instantly undo many of the policies president obama put in place through executive orders. actions that don't require approval from congress. nbc's pete williams has details. >> reporter: when claudia quinones was 11, she and her mother came to the u.s. as tourists from bolivia but never went back, remaining illegally. she's among the 740,000 young people who came here under age 16 and were allowed to stay because of an order signed by president obama, one that donald trump has said he will revoke. exactly what he'll do isn't clear. he told "time" magazine he'll "work something out that's going to make people happy and proud." he'll likely undo another obama
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>> reporter: it was a perfect night for the romantic musical "la la land," winning all seven awards it was nominated for. >> this is so insane. >> reporter: the film's haul also included acting honors for ryan gosling and for emma stone. >> this is a film for dreamers. >> reporter: on the drama side -- >> "moonlight." >> reporter: a coming of age story set in a dangerous miami neighborhood took top prize. while casey affleck won best actor for "manchester by the sea." >> well, this is really weird. >> reporter: even more surprised was best actress winner isabel upere for "elle." in the tv realm "rookies" led the way. donald glover won best actor and first series best comedy. >> "the crown." >> reporter: and clair foye earning best actress. >> oh my god, i'm having an out of body experience. >> reporter: best actor in a tv
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at the surface, the winds have died down. sounds great. clear skies and very dry air, that will make for even colder temperatures than we saw yesterday morning. look at that, pineny hallow just dropped to zero this morning. not the windchill. that's the actual temperature. two in bridgeton. turnersville all in the single digits. look at princeton, just dropped from two degrees to 0 degrees this morning. not much warmer in hope well township. coldest air in a long time. nobody is warm. suburbs 15 in philadelphia. look a lt the digits in lehigh valley down to 12 degrees. 11 in delaware. we will see sunshine today. wind up a little bit warmer than yesterday, but a lot less windy. feel not as brutal during the day. partly sunny. lehigh valley up to 28 degrees. for new jersey.
still cold at the shore. temperatures in the upper 20s today. partly sunny skies. walk you through these forecast hour by hour when i come back in ten minutes. first jaff deckessica boyington had a fire engines on the scene. seems to have left now. traffic is at a halt moving through the area. looks like they are blocking this off on to the left-hand lane and the next lane over with the cop cars. that might be there for quite some time. got to get the busup right again and everything uer