tv Early Start with Christine Romans and Dave Briggs CNN May 23, 2017 1:00am-2:01am PDT
we are awaiting word directly now from the president of the united states. we've heard from sean spicer he's being briefed on what's happening in manchester. >> more than ten hours after the attack, we soon expect do hear from chaos, confusion and anguish after a suicide bombing out sad concert in manchester. police treating it as a terror insiciden incident. complete coverage starts right now. coverage from around the globe. good morning and welcome to "early start" on a very difficult day. >> it is tuesday, may 23rd. it is 4:00 a.m. here in the east.
grief, outrage, questions after a deadly bombing at an ariana grande concert in england. an parent suicide attacker killing at least 22 people at the manchester arena. we can report to you children are among the dead. at least 59 others injured. this explosion just outside the main concert area as everyone was leaving the show. police are treating the incident as an act of terror. >> certainly a chaotic scene in the moments after the blast with thousands of concert goers all trying to figure out what was happening. >> oh, my gosh. what is happening? what's egoing on? oh, my gosh.
>> we begin in manchester. here with the latest on the investigation. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dave and christine. we heard from the chief c constable of greater manchester police -- and noting the first reports of the explosion came in just as an ariana grande concert was letting out in a public space, the forian outside the arena. itself on its way to victoria station in a box office area. but it was timed to co inside with the stream of young people exiting the actual venue. many of them very young. the police saying children are among those killed. the death toll has risen from 15
to 22. 59 people injured. six hospital are responding to this emergency situation and there's still parents and relatives who don't have all the information they need regarding their loved ones and the police is issuing emergency numbers for those people to get information on their children, their relatives. the attacker, we're learning from the police died at the scene. that attacker detonated an ied, an imp pruvised explosive device and police are saying there is only one individual, they believe, at this stage that was behind this attack. now the big question of course for authorities is was he working alone? was he part of a network? and also are there other people involved that police have to get to as soon as possible to prevent more violence? back to you. >> we are watching the president of the united states and the palestinian president entering
allow me at the beginning to condemn the horrible terrorist attack that occurred in manchester city. the city of manchester leaving 10s of casualties and innocent people. i do offer my warm condolences to the prime minister of britain. families of victims and the british people. your excellency meeting you in the white house early this month has given us as well as also giving all the nations across
the region so much hope and optimism of the possibility to make a dream, a long awaited dream an ambition and that is lasting peace. our palestinian peoples attainment of their freedom and dependence is the key to peace and stability in the world. so that the children of palestinian and israel enjoy safe, stable and prosperous future. i would like to reiterate your excellency, mr. president, our commitment to cooperate with you in order to make these and forge a hist orc peace deal with the israelis. and we would like to reassert our willingness to continue to work with you as partners in fighting tourism in our region and in the world.
and his respect i condemn the importance of the holding of the islamic american summit and its findings and outcomes and conclusions. your excellency, mr. president, once again we reassert to you our positions of accepting the two state solution along the borders of 1967, the state of palestine with west capital as east jerusalem living along side the state of israel with peace and security and good neighborhood as well as resolving the entire final status issues. based on international law and international resolutions, and respecting signed agreements which sets the tone for the arab peace initiative in accordance with what has been reaffirmed in the most recent arab summit in
jordan. your excellency as you have witnessed during your -- as you saw yesterday during your historic visit today and in bethlehem, the conflict is not between religions, for respecting religions and profits is an integral part of our religion and space and we're keen to keep the door open to dialogue with our israeli neighbors from all walks of life to create a genuine piece of opportunity. our fundamental problem is with the occupation and settlements. and failure of israel to recognize the fate of palestine in the same way that we recognize which undermines the realization of the two-state
solution. the problem is not between us and the judaism, it's between us and occupation. i would like to draw the attention to our issue of palestinian prisoners who have been on hunger strike for more than one month. meters away from here in the church of nativity and all across palestinian, some of these mothers of prisoners suffered from being denied visits to their children. and their demands are humane and just. i demand the israeli government to meet these legitimate demands -- the rule of law and in the spirit of tolerance and
co existence. and building bridges instead of walls. inside our lands. once again i greet you with the warmest regards your excellency, the president and your accompanies delegation. i welcome you in palestinian. the holy land, wishing you fran and whose efforts whose dedicated devoted efforts for peace we appreciate, wishing you and our the american people health and happiness. ] [ speaking foreign language]
>> thank you very much. as president of the united states on behalf of the people of the united states, i would like the begin by offering my prayers to the people of manchester in the united kingdom. i extend my deepest condolences to those so terribly injured in this terrorist attack and to the many killed and the families, so many families of the victims. we stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the united kingdom. so many young beautiful innocent people living and enjoying their
lives murdered by evil losers in life. i won't call them monsters because they would like that term. they would think that's a great name. i will call them from now on losers because that's what they are. they're losers. and we'll have more of them but they're losers. just remember that. this is what i've spent these last few days talking about during my trip overseas. our society can have no tolerance for this continuation of blood shed. we cannot stand a moment longer for the slaughter of innocent
people. and in today's attack it was mostly innocent children. the terrorists and extremists and those who give them aid and comfort must be driven out from our society forever. this wicked ideology must be obliterated and i mean completely obliterated and the innocent life must be protected, all innocent lives. life must be protected. all civilized nations must join together to protect human life and the sacred right of our citizens to live in safety and in peace. i want to offer my deep appreciation to the palestinians and president abbas for hosting me today. it's an honor to join you in bethlehem, the city that is
precious to people from all over the world. it's a precious city. as i discussed with president abbas in washington earlier this month i am committed to trying to achieve a peace agreement between the israelis and the palestinians and i intend to do everything i can to help them achieve that goal. he assures me he is ready to work towards that goal in good faith and prime minister netanyahu has promised the same. i look forward to working with these leaders toward a lasting peace. i also look forward to working with president abbas on ugother important matters such as unlocking the potential of the palestinian economy which is having a rough time and building on our very positive
counterterrorism efforts. several days ago in saudi arabia i met with the leaders of the muslim world and arab nations from all across the region. it was an epic gathering. it was a historic event. king solomon of saudi arabia could not have been kinder and i will tell you he's a very wise, wise man. i called on these leaders and asked them to join in a partnership to drive terrorism from their midst once and for all. it was a deeply productive meeting. people have said there have
really never been anything even close in history. i believe that. being there and seeing who was there. and hearing the spirit and a lot of love, there has never been anything like that in history. and it was an honor to be involved but great thing kz come from that meeting. i was gratified that president abbas joined the summit and committed to taking firm but necessary steps and confront its hateful ideology. and it's so interesting that our meeting took place on this very horrible morning of death to innocent young people. peace can never take root in an environment where violence is
tolerated. funded and rewarded. we must be resolute in condemning such acts in a single unified voice. peace is a choice we must make each day and the united states is here to help make that dream possible from young jewish, christian and muslim children all across the region. in so doing we wlill all enjoy safer and brighter future and a safer and brighter world. in this spirit of hope we come to bethlehem asking god for more peaceful, safe and far more tolerant world for all of us. i am trul ahopeful that america can help israel and the palestinians forge peace and
bring new hope to the region. and its people. i also firmly believe that of israel and the palestinians can make peace, it will begin a process of peace all throughout the middle east and that would be an amazing accomplishment. thank you very much. thank you. [ applause ] >> not taking any questions but you hear remarks from the palestinian president and president of the united states. donald j. trump addressing -- talking about middle east peace, doing a victory lap on his trip to saudi arabia and giving his statement on the bombing of manchester. >> the president saying these are evil losers in life, the
suicide bomber that did the despicable life. he will not call them monsters because quote they'd like that. so some comments that certainly stand out. he said that type of ideology must be completely obliterated and called the meeting in saudi arabia an epic gathering and said if the palestinians and israelis can broker this peace deal that it will help rid that ideology. >> let's bring in our chief correspondent. the palestinian leader at the podium. let's get your thoughts on what has been a horrible night in manchester but has really injected -- i don't know -- a dose of reality into what has
been pageantry over the last few days. >> even president trump noted in his remarks just then that it is, he used the word interesting the meeting with the middle east. >>s on this horrible day of death, he said. both leaders standing up and immediately offering their condole nelences in solidarity e british prime minister and to the people of manchester. teresa may will be making her own remarks for the first time publicly since this terrible attack. we understand in the next half hour. president putin of russia beat the other world leaders to the punch and he has already put out a message of condolence. because this actually is what all those leaders in that room in riyadh and throughout this
presidential trip have been talking about. the big question is how this despicable ideology, as they all term it, is going to be defeated. and how these foot soldiers of death are going to be defeated. this is the big, big question. and obviously president trump and others are telling all that this must happen but it remains to be seen how in fact that will happen. the british have been warning for a long time, the security intelligence services have said it is only a matter of time before we get another major attack. the last one, as we've been saying. i covered it in 2007, 10 years ago, was that multiple coordinated bombing on the british transport services and the buses that killed about 56 people. this is the worst attack in britain since then. and of course it comes as more and more people have been going
to iraq, to syria, joining isis from all over the western world and middle east and elsewhere and begin to come back. we simply don't know who this perpetrator is. they've just said it was one found. they bliev it was one who was the perpetrator having carried or worn an ied and they're still searching to see whether there is a network associated with this killer. >> what's your reaction to president's words that he will call them losers, though who committed these atrocious attacks because quote they would like that. >> well, it's very much in keeping with donald trump's style. he has his own way of dealing with, responding to these kinds of issues, whatever they might be and using his own terminology. perhaps people might get the hint this is not just some act of heroism but a terrible,
despicable act of cold blooded murder. that is what many leaders have been trying to say, not just to their own people but to muslim communities that these acts do not make you muslim heroes. these are the acts of depraved people. the problem is this is a war that has been waged. it is a war and it cannot be defeat would words or bombings from the air and the like. it has to be fought in every community and every home not just in the west but elsewhere and there's still a lot of -- it still hasn't quite been worked out in the middle east other than they are gradually pushing isis back in mosul, other parts of iraq. we'll wait to see how it resolves itself in syria.
but this is the kind of war that we've been seeing from al qaeda over the years and now it's isis. i mean one thing to say is the british have faced their own wars on the homeland for many, many decades. the last time there was this kind of terrible attack in manchester was i believe it was 1996. it was a massive 3,000 plus pound bomb that was put in a shopping center by the ira. but in those days they gave warnings. there was a warning foend in. while there were no deaths, there were many injuries. but this is the worst in terms of deaths and on children and teenagers attending a concert and you can hear the heart break and the panic of the parents that still have to be reunite would the kids still missing, those going to the morgues, those going to the hospitals. it is a devastating attack on this country and on people
everywhere. >> you heard the president say young, beautiful people saying these are losers, not monsters. there is some counterterrorism policy in that term, losers. somehow the jihadi narrative takes place in a lost person. what is the war strategy against an idea that takes root in a weak mind or a lost mind? that has been hard to solve. >> before you deal with the minds, you have to deal with the root cause of it and that is the growth of these cells in syria, in iraq and elsewhere and then on top of that you layer other counterterrorism and deradicalization efforts. wut the fact they have areas to
create and train these people is very big. so that, on the ground, is rather too slowly, i might add because this has been going on since the summer of 2014. that's like four or five years ago. before that it was al qaeda. but it is online as well. this is a whole new sphere of exponentially faster, deeper, and more intense radicalization, to the point yrv asked many islamic leaders, political leaders and others who say the radicalization is simply happening too fast. we cannot get in there to stop it. and that's a huge, huge problem. but obviously as i say the areas, the caliphate, which is shrinking but needs to be wiped out pretty fast and all these people coming back. there's so much fodder out
there. and foreign policy. and that is why the fact the president of the united states is saying he can help israel and palestinian make peace, that is something really serious because that is still one thfr root causes. >> much of the radicalization around there. >> you just wonder if perhaps the despicable nature of this attack is a turning point -- >> no. >> unfortunately you don't think so. >> we've had it over and over again. bataclan, nice, munich, over and over again. brussels, we have a driver who just takes -- you know you can make a car or a truck or a knife into a weapon of mas destruction. it is -- i wouldn't say easy otherwise a lot more of this would happen but the intelligence, the police have thousands of locations they're having to keep track of. you hear it every time why
didn't you stop it? why couldn't you stop it if they were on your radar? frankly in many countries there, are cutbacks in public service money to police and other areas like this and that has to be reversed in this climate. but there are thousands and thousands of people on the radars. >> and we need say we don't know if this person was on the radar. we don't know if this person is is pointing back to events in the middle east. that is what the investigation will show. noes of the modern terrorism in europe has been home grown. >> yes, it has. >> march 22nd a 52-year-old brit who drove a car into pedestrians. and again the severe threat level was in the uk. it's just so difficult to stop suicide bomber. >> erwoo rr going to get back to
our coverage from manchester but first the president of the united states asked intelligence officials to clear his campaign of collusion allegations. that and more. >> i'm alex trebek. if you're age 50 to 85, i have an important message about security. write down the number on your screen, so you can call when i finish. the lock i want to talk to you about isn't the one on your door. this is a lock
for your life insurance, a rate lock, that guarantees your rate can never go up at any time, for any reason. but be careful. many policies you see do not have one, but you can get a lifetime rate lock through the colonial penn program. call this number to learn more. this plan was designed with a rate lock for people on a fixed income who want affordable life insurance that's simple to get. coverage options for just $9.95 a month, less than 35 cents a day. act now and your rate will be locked in for life. it will never increase, guaranteed. this is lifelong coverage that can never be cancelled as long as you pay your premiums, guaranteed. and your acceptance is guaranteed, with no health questions. you cannot be turned down because of your health. call for your information kit and read about this rate lock for yourself. you'll also get a free gift with great information both are free,
with no obligation, so don't miss out. call for information, then decide. read about the 30 day, 100 percent money back guarantee. don't wait, call this number now. ♪ i wanti did my ancestrydna and where i came from. and i couldn't wait to get my pie chart. the most shocking result was that i'm 26% native american. i had no idea. just to know this is what i'm made of, this is where my ancestors came from. and i absolutely want to know
on top of all this a long list of investigations into michael flynn and the trump campaign's ties to russia. president trump called two top u.s. intelligence officials asking them to publicly deny evidence of collusion during the 2016 election. >> current and former officials tell dan cotes and michael rogers were both uncomfortable with the president's request. the president called them after then fbi director james comey publicly revealed in march that the bureau was investigating possible trump campaign collusion with russia. we're join would a senior congressional correspondent for the examiner. these adding new wrinkle to the russia story and it almost feels -- before he was presidenpresiden
president, he would send in his lawyers and try to shut it down. sthut opposition down. is that the kind of behavior we're seeing here? >> i think a lot of the president's problems stem from the fact he's trying to act like an owner and not like a leader. they don't work for him in the same way his employees work for him. you have your children, which he has and a close coitry of loyaltiests. we don't know where this investigations is going to go. robert mueller in special counsel could take this all kinds of ways. i wonder if there is no collusion but trump's bothers by the fact people think he only
won because of russia invauvlgment that and michael flynn. i can't understand why the president continues to stick by this guy personally because a lot of the president's troubles, talks with russian officials, payments to michael flynn for speeches that he gave and now the idea that he may have pushed a particular policy favorable to turkey after he'd done some work with the turkish government eminate from the president who kept this guy very close to him throughout the campaign was a key surrogate on the campaign trail. remember he said "lock her up" that republican national convention. so he fired him and he should
have nothing to do with him because a lot of the drip, drip drip is eager from trump's frustration at the system or flynn. >> yeah because the others he's been linked with, he distanced himself early and often and turned the page. but michael flynn has a resistance to that. you mentioned rockebert muellere special counsel. he has reviewed the memo where he was told to "let go" of the investigation. take the that together with the according to the washington post confirming, is it almost inkaungs kwengsal if there was collusion with the russians has he done enough to leave himself in deep legal and political trouble even if there was no collusion? >> he might have.
i rely on jeffrey tubon for that. i think it's fair to say the russians medaled in the 2016 election. putin's a nationalist and he saw trump as a nationalist. it's not totally turning out that way. i think those can be true without trump colluding. it's poslk some hangers on may have colluded. carter page i think is a clown, may have tried to collude. roger stone's an interesting guy. this drip, drip, drip of trying to get the director to maybe back things down, then going to the intelligence chiefs to get them to get comey to back down and this yaping to the russians that i got rid of that guy comey now i stop with all that russia stuff. trump is creating a fire where there wasn't wrun and one that puts him in at least ethical
jeopardy. >> i was with palestinian president abbas and he was respond doing the attack that killed 22 and injured 59 children a -- children among the dead. >> i'd like the begin by offering my prayers to the people of manchester in the united kingdom. i extend my deepest condolences to those so terribly injured in this terrorist attack and to the many kills and the families, so many families of the victims. we stand in absolot solidarity with the people of the united kingdom. so many beautiful, innocent young people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life.
i won't call them monsters because they would like that term. they would think that's a great name. i will call them from now on losers. because that's what they are they're losers. and we'll have more of them. but they're losers. just remember that. >> this is 10 1/2 hours after the event. the president very strongly coming out as only president trump can in his own colloquial way. >> they don't always go well from a governing and national security standpoint but i thought this went over very well. they are losers and what he was trying to say i think we can gather is it gives them a sort of mythic image that they're hurting people and he's saying
no. and eerven including that trumpism. it's the first time i've said this in a long time. this is the first time as president that he has had to comment on a terrorist attack of this magnitude. >> it's a 3:00 a.m. phone call in some sense. >> in some sense. but the u.k.'s our oldest and closest ally. i thought that statement was very well handled. >> thank you so fluch being here. nice to see you. >> this is cnn breaking news. grief, outrage and unanswered questions this morning, the morning after a deadly despicable bombing at an ariana grande concert in england. children are among the dead. at least 59 others injured. >> police are treating this
incident as a suicide bomber. cnn's hala cugony with the latest on the investigation. hala. >> well, authorities haven't released the name for this suicide bomber. they're saying one individual is responsible and his body was recovered at the scene and he deadinated an improvised explosive despooits spice. this is a city on high alert this morning. frrbs six hospital are responding to the flee of injured and wounded concert knowers. the target for this terrorist was very young children. children as young as five so
tall, soy short they had tostand on their seeds to insdwloi concert. coral long, her 10-year-old daughter, robin were rushed out. she said it was a near stampede situation and a miracle they got out alive because of the rush of people and the crush of people against each other as they tried to flee to safety. of course authorities are having to look at who is this bomber. did he have a network assisting or supporting him? this requires some degrief sophistication, of preparation. you need know how to make a bomb. this is more complicated. was this information and knowledge acquired online? is this a loan wolf or someone getting some sort of instruction from abroad online or is this someone part of a network of
individuals physically in this countsry. so many questions because the other big one is the u.k. has escaped the typef terrorists attacks we've seen in belgium and elsewhere because it's an island. is this someone born in the united kingdom as was the westminster bridge attacker or someone who came in from abroad? meanwhile police are saying that people who still don't know if their loved ones are okay can call an emergency number. there are areas inside the arena, surcertain gates being devoted to assisting family members. so very much an open situation and a very active police investigation. back to you. >> the who and why something that will be cold comfort to families of 22 concert goers who lost their lives there.
let's bring in national correspondent and investigative reporter for international affairs. we're not hearing anything other than he is a man and he's dead and he had an ied. you can assume they're scouring the country. >> the police chief said to the public to the press, if you have the idea of the name of this guy, we are looking into it. so don't go reporting or broadcasting anything until we can tell you who this man is. who is carrying or wearing an ied. as we've been reporting it was just one person but they are looking to see whether there was some kind of support network and the british prime minister has sent condolences to the families in manchester.
we were given half an hour warning but we expect her to do so shortly. the home secretary who would equivalent be the secretary of homeland security did make a recorded statement in the hours after this attack urging britain to remain the alert but not alarmed. and those of us with friends on the underground have noticed a change in the underground train service. and trying to figure out who this person was, did this person slip under a net? was this person ever on a police radar and all the other questions they're going to need. but it's clearly the worst thing that's happened in britain since the 77 attacks.
and britain knew in the uptick of those coming back from iraq and syria and this whole new set of terrorists and recruiters that have vastly helped by the massive online ability to recruit has givingen intelligence services a huge amount of work and it was not if but when this might happen. >> thereeresa may convened an emergency cobra meeting. we expect to hear from her any moment now p. great to have you here with us onset. we've almost become numb to terrorist attacks. targeting ad lessant girls and calling these attackers evil losers in life. what do you make of that characterization and this latest despicable attack? >> i think i can come up with a
more pungent term than losers. british historian and his cultural history of terrorism has a very similar kind of phrasing and he's dealing with the whole sweep of terrorism going back to hamas, al qaeda, before the days of isis of course. i think that's broadly right. a lot of popal you will find they have a criminal background. you're lumping members of society, even if they come from a good family or well educated upbringing. muhammad emwazi was attending university, had an engineering degree and tried to join al-shabaab in syria. even if he didn't know the sociologist of terrorism got it
right. >> the jihadi narrative somehow resonates. what we don't know is who this person is. we know they're deceased. we don't know how many associates it took to pull something like this off and they'll be looking closely intoevery interaction this person has had. >> given it was packed with sclalin shrapnel, chances are ts is somebody with help. you think of 900 people to isis from the uk and there was always a sense of the magnitude graduated to go -- >> am i -- >> whenever you find there's been a terrorist attack, you find the day two story is he's been on a watch list. i wouldn't be surprised if that
were the case. >> you're about 200 miles roughly from manchester. you mentioned the london attacks in 2005 and the pedestrian, the car that drove through pedest renes, what has been the feeling there in london, manchester about the threat level, about the terrorer threat level which was severe? >> you have to remember that this country has been living with terrorism since most people can remember. from way back when the ira targeted areas in england and other parts of this country. but generally it was slightly different kind of terrorism. in manchester in 1996 they did attack big shopping sentder but there was a warning phoned in. this is a complete different type of terrorism and what michael said was quite
interestesting. i don't know if he make as delineation between some of the political aktsz, which is the ira, and this kind of a plisical mass murder and mass slaughter that doesn't care whether they kill children. that is very different to what has come before. many, many of them will be found to have a criminal back grnld. many basically society's outcast. but you know back to the al qaeda a in 2005, 77, they were highly educated, doctors some of them that went on to the london underground and blew themselves up. they said very clearly in tapes they'd left behind that as long as you keep bombing our brothers and sisters we will keep doing this to you in your homeland.
so this whoil yale area some preeskious groups mixed a politicaliology has morted to this. and that's because there's no rhyme nor reason nor rhyme to it. >> indeed. stlz rr not go doing by an oslo court ear good friday agreement with isis. remember, isis does have an ideology and as difficult as it is to get the western imagine to wrap their mind around this. when they kill women and children, you justify is it by getting up. coalition bombs having emulated young babies in syria and iraq. they did twhis the air min in the cage. everyone focussed on the grousm
violent kworn augcough and esse an eye. we don't know even, to be honest which group or faction he was loyal to. we don't know what the process of radicalization was if hoseler tried to go off and fight. but generally you can when it comes to islamist terror there is a brautd character step. i'm going to say good family. good knack ground partnership. if they come from the region, it's a different story. but i'm not seeing this is an immigrant attack. >> again we don't know who committed this awful attack but is there something that makes the u.k. particularly ripe to radicalization?
>> yes. we all have our different theories. there was a big debate about state multiculturalism. we are receiving pool of immigrants, particularly from former commonwealth states, pakistan, india. but rather than have the melting pot situation we famously have in the united states we're going to allow essentially different communities to live in isolation as if they're duplicating their home abroad in the u.k. then the event strategy taken that made the case we must empower quote on quote nonviolent islamist movement as
a counter to the violent kiennd. let's help what they consider nonviolent islamist movement. those groups often create the intellectual ballest. >> what becomes the icest terrorism. essentially tearing up the whole prevent logic. >> great analysis. thank you, both of you. want to quickly listen to some sound we have from overnight. we're going to start with a woman who five hours ago was frantically looking for her daughter. >> she went the concerts with her friend, spoke to her just before 10:00. she was enjoying the show. and we've not heard anything from her since. we phoned everywhere we can think. we've posted on every social
network. >> and we're going to put her picture there for our viewers to see. what do you want people to know about whut parents like you are dealing with right now? i continue know if you can put it into words. >> i can. it's the most horrible feeling ever to know your daughter is there but you can't find her, you don't know if she's dead or alive and i don't know how people can do this to innocent children. >> she's just pet reified that whoever did this would come to the house or go to her school. she's devastated. for her at 10 years old to witness something like that is horrific. people push in and trying to get out and i was screaming at people to stop pushing because my daughter was being crushed. for children to see their ields
and have this impacting the rest of their live sz disgusting. these people are cowards. they're just sick cowards. >> 22 families have lost someone. you think of the thousands of thousands of kids in there. how do you explain horror like this? >> i sat and watched this story with my 9-year-old son. he couldn't turn away from it. your heart breaks for these parents in this despicable undescribable type of horror. you hope this is a breaking point in the radicalization of what the president called losers, evil losers in life. wouldn't call them monsters. heart breaks for all the innocent victims, loved ones in manchester. >> lot of young girls, tweens with pink -- the pink balloons and the ariana grande hats that
so many of her fans wear. they chose a location, whoever did this, for maximum impact. >> ariana grande tweeted herself she is broken after the attack. you would expect that to be canceled. we're expecting teresa may to speak any moment. "new day" takes over from here. thanks for being with us. this is cnn breaking news. >> good morning. welcome to your "new day." tuesday may twurb23rd. at least 22 killed, dozens more injured after a loan suicide bomber just as an ariana grande concert let out in manchester england. it holds 21,000.
many are still unaccounted fr. >> one saying there were bodies scattered everywhere. many of them children running for their lives. reaction is pouring in from around the world, including remorks from president trump. let's go to clarissa ward live in manchester. >> reporter: that's right. well, you may be able to see the arena in the background behind me. this is actually as close as we can get to the venue because there is still a large police corden at least a square mile around the entire area. and as you know ariana grande very popular pop stwar the tween audience. that's why there are so many young people there and they're confirming at least 22 dead. there were children among them
according to the people who attended, it had just ended when chaos broke out. >> oh, my gosh. [ bleep] what's going on? >> reporter: a deadly explosion rocking manchester arena in england. the blast sending panicked concert goers including many young fans of pop singer, ariana grande running for the exits and jumping over barricades. >> it was just bodies scattered about everywhere. at least 20/30 people on the floor that you could see straight off were just, just dead.