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it's discussing the way whatever they want to write. and people should look into it. >> people should look into. it. president trump taking aim at the media as new reporting reveals new turmoil inside the white house. devastating fires continue to ravage northern california. the death toll is rising. hundreds are still missing. >> i was just sick. i was shocked. i was appalled. >> hillary clinton speaking out publicly for the first time about harvey weinstein as more
accusers come forward. . >> it's 4:00 a.m. in the east and in california. suggesting news organizations reporting it should possibly be shut down. the president tweeting network news has become so partisan. licenses must be challenged and if appropriate revoked. not fair to public. republican senator ben sass punching back. are you recanting the oath you took on january 20th to preserve, protect and defend the first amendment? >> the president lashing out at nbc news over its report he wants a ten-fold increase in the nuclear arsenal. a report james mattis called
absolutely false. last night the president went even further. >> the media is bad. they are really dishonest people. in many cases. >> so the meeting is fake media. >> it's unraveling. two sources telling vanity fair the president vented to his l g long-time security chief. i hate everyone in the white house. there are a few exceptions, but i hate them. a white house official denies the president said this. >> two senior republicans tell vanity fair the chief of staff john kelly is miserable in his job and remains at the white
house. the real threat to the presidency is the 25th amendment. trump said what's this. according to a source, he told people he thinks trump has only a 30% chance of making it the full term. >> cnn has learned more about what prompted secretary of state rex tillerson moron comment. multiple senior u.s. officials tell us the comment followed a difficult, intense security breeching f briefing for the president. they were ashen at the direct questioning of military commanders leadership and his lack of a nuanced world view. that's when tillerson in a private conversation called had his boss a moron.
>> now to california. the death toll there and the devastating wildfiresising overnight is now 23. 285 people remain missing in sonoma county alone. 22 blazes. wednesday they had to cope with shifting winds. >> more than 20,000 people have been ordered to evacuate their homes including the city of calistoga. flights cancelled at san francisco international due in part to reduce visibility from the wildfires. for more, dan simon filed this for us. >> the concern is the winds pick up that you can see more devastation. i was in a black hawk.
helicopter wednesday afternoon and what we saw was breathtaking. only with that bird's eye perspective can you get a full idea of what that looks like. the streets had been decimated. the other thing is how much active flame there still is. that's why authorities are trying to evacuate. they have to go back to 1991. you had 2900 buildings destroyed. this time 3500 buildings destroyed and unfortunately this fire has the potential to become the deadliest as well. >> thoughts and prayers with everyone out there. hillary clinton speaking out about hollywood mogul harvey weinste
weinstein. hillary clinton pledged to donate the money he contributed to her campaigns. she calls the sexual assaults stunning. >> i was just sick. i was shocked. i was appalled. it was something that was just intolerable in every way. so many people have come forward and spoken out. this was a different side of a person who i and many others had known in the past. >> would you have called him aen friend. >> yes, i probably would have. and so would so many others. people in democratic politics for a couple decades appreciated his help and support. >> the weinstein company board may have known about settlements paid to female accusers in 2015. one board member says he may have pushed for a new code of
conduct. i don't know what else i could have done. >> as soon as we were along. >> we asked the assistant that my car was outside. and wouldn't be for a bit. and i should go to his room. she began some advances upon his direction. i got up is and asked him if he knew i could sing and i began to sing. i was so nervous. after singing i said fwen i had to leave.
walked to the door, stood in front of it and kissed me on the lips. i stopped him and managed to get out of the room. >> president trump expected to sign an executive order on health care today. the exact details not known, but the president said he would act on his own to make it easier for small businesses to join together to pie health insurance. here's what he told fox news last night. >> health care across state lines. they will go out. private insurers will give you incredible health care. this will take -- and i can sign it myself. i would have done it earlier except i was hoping they were going to put this through and i'll have it in the bill. we're signing a health care package that will cover people say 30% or 25% and could be 50%. it's going to cover a large percentage of the people e. >> democrats in state health regulators complain that
relaxing standards for association health plans would lead to skimper coverage. president trump making a false claim about the national debt. >> the country, we took it over at $20 trillion. they borrowed more in the history of our company. and yet we picked up $5.2 trillion in the stock market. possibly picked up the whole thing in terms of the first nine months, in terms of value. you can say in one sense, we are really increasing values and maybe in a sense we're reducing debt. >> in no sense does the stock market rally wipe out the national debt. the stock market enriches shareholders translate into taxpayers and the national debt. the white house or did not respond immediately when asked
to explain the president's falsen comment. trump says a roaring stock market helps the national . sto wealth of companies opinion it's owed by the government. the congress has spent -- it increases debt. it's lowered by spending or raising taxes. that's the connection. the president is is promoting a tax plan to add trillions to the deficit. also it's true that the national debt increased under president obama. the s&p rose 235%. so president trump is doling out credit for a stock market rally. stocks are up since the election. it's the end of a long market. my head exploded. >> i haven't slept a lot.
it's having harp palpitations. >> our challenge to the viewer. let us know in what sense does that make sense? we haven't slept a lot. maybe some of you have. >> i would say to be charitable, you'd say the. president is comparing apples and oranges. north korea warning that the u.s. has lit the wick of war and president trump not backing down. >> e we just can't. you can say what you want. this should have been handled 25 years ago. it should have been handled ten years ago and five years ago. in no hurry to make anything happen. neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair works in just one week. with the fastest retinol formula to visibly reduce wrinkles. neutrogena®.
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the president admits he sees the crisis through a a different lens than most. >> i think i have a different attitude on north korea than other people might have. and i listen to everybody. but ultimately my attitude is the one that matters. that's the way it works. that's the way the system is. i think i might have a different attitude and a different way that be other people. i think perhaps i feel stronger and tougher on that subject than other people. >> let's go live to seoul, south korea. the foreign minister is firing back at president trump. what's the latest? >> president trump saying he has a different attitude than some. the foreign minister speaking to russian state media and undercutting a diplomatic
solution to the ever growing crisis here on the peninsula. reiterating the point that you can hear from the regime of the nuclear and missile program is not on the table. he went as far as to say the u.s. president had lit the wick of war during his speech to the united nations last month when he touted the united states' ability to destroy north korea and taunted kim jong-un, calling him rocket man. what the course forward would be dealing with north korea and publicly undercutting his secretary of state's efforts to create a diplomatic solution to establish these lines of dialogue to north korea. what you have seen from the united states in recent weeks has been the same posture they have been maintain iing for months. it's lined with bombers over the peninsula and preparing tr another round of naval drills
with the military later this month. moves that are always seen as provocation. >> kim jong-un ready to e destroy america and let blood run through the streets. the rhetoric certainly high. >> investigators in las vegas struggling to find some motive for the massacres. audio reveals the terrifying first moments of the shooting and raises even more questions about this time line.
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the mass shooting questions the shifting police time line of the carnage. the sheriff says they may never know what drove the gunman, but they won't stop digging. >> the net is getting smaller on a day by day basis. we have had over 1,000 leads come in. we're running those down to the ground. our picture of mr. paddock or the suspect is getting a little brighter. i think we'll have a pretty gooz assessment of the reason why, but it's going to take time. >> audio was released when shots rang out. e we get more from las vegas. >> reporter: we know thalt shooting inside the 3457bd lay bay took place six minutes before the gunman turned the attention on to the crowd. for the first time, we're hearing hotel radio traffic.
the hotel engineer radioing saying there's gunfire on the 32nd floor. if you listen carefully, you can hear the sound of gunfire. >> i can't tell you what room. >> minutes later the gunman would begin shooting into the crowd from that 32nd floor hotel suite. we're also learning that the very first civil lawsuit is being filed against mgm e resort and the mandalay bay. it's being filed by the family of paige gasper. she was there just trying to enjoy a concert. the bullet went through her torso and has extensive injuries and a long road ahead. her mother says part of the reason they are filing this lawsuit is they want to know the time line. what happened in that six minutes when the hotel security
guard was shot, he radioed the front desk. was 911 called right away. she says these are you are jept questions that the family wants to know and the public should know. >> the time line and motive still searching for answers there in las vegas. the yankees moving on to the championship series with a victory over the indians last night. overcoming an 0-2 deficit to eliminate the indians in five games. they will meet the astros on friday for the right to advance to the world series. >> hard luck indians. that city, they deserve a winner, but new york ahead of the curve. president trump lashing out at the press and threatening to ban major news organizations. >> the deadly fires where firefighters continue to battle the inb fer know.
it's disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write. people should look into it. >> president trump taking aim at the media and the first amendment as new reporting reveals new turmoil inside the white house. devastating fires ravaging northern california. it's rising. hundreds are still missing. >> i was just sick. i was shocked. i was appalled. >> hillary clinton speaking out publicly for the first time about harvey weinstein as more accusers come forward. >> it's 30 minutes past the
hour. the president escalating his threat against the free press suggesting news organizations whose reporting he does not like should possibly be shut down. the president tweeting network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses %-p. a republican from nebraska punching pack at the president with a tweet of his own. mr. president, are you recanting the oath to preserve, protect and defend the first amendment? >> the president lashing out at nbc news over its report he wants an increase in the nuclear arsenal. secretary of defense james mattis called false. >> the media is bad. these are dishonest people. in many cases.
but when you're the one thing written, it's good, bad and try to make it negative. the meeting is fake. so much fake news. >> president trump's latest feud with the immediate ka comes amid-reports of turmoil behind the scenes at the white house. in a new vanity fair story, sources say the president is unstable and unraveling. the exceptions but i hate them. the white house official denies the president. the threat of impeachment isn't his problem. the real threat to his presidency bannon reportedly
said is the 25th amendment. here's vanity fair. when bannon mentioned the 25th amendment, trump said, what's that. according to a source, bannon said he thinks trump has a 30% chance of making it the full term. >> pentagon security briefing for the president. one official says participants were ashen at the direct questioning of leadership and his lack of a nuanced world view. that's when tillerson in this private conversation called his boss a moron. >> california now where the death toll in the wildfires 285 people remain missing in sonoma county alone. statewide firefighters are
battling 22 blas blazes. wednesday they had to cope with shifting winds up to 50 miles per hour in some places. >> more than 20,000 people have been ordered to e evacuate their homes including calistoga. 115 flights cancelled at san francisco international airport yesterday. there's smoke everywhere due to parts of these reduced visibilities. for more, here's dan simon. >> this fire is still going. you can see the smoke behind me. this is one small section of this massive wildfire. and the concern is that as the winds pick up, you could see more devastation. i was in a black hawk helicopter wednesday afternoon and what we saw was breathtaking. only with that birds eye perspective can you get a full appreciation of what things look like. home after home had been decimated.
the other thing that stuck out is how much active flame there still is. that's why authorities are still going door to door trying to evacuate people making sure they flee the danger. you have to go back to 1991. then you had 2900 buildings destroyed. this time 3500 buildings destroyed. unfortunately this fire has the potential to become the deadliest as well. >> they are speaking out about harvey weinstein. in an interview, hillary clinton pledged to donate the money he contributed to her past political campaigns. she calls the allegations against weinstein stunning. >> i was just sick. i was shocked. i was appalled. it was something that was
intolerable in every way. this was a different side of a person who i and many others had known in the past. >> would you have called him a friend? >> yes, i probably would have. and so would so many others. >> the company board may have known about confidential settlements paid to several accusers in 2015. one board member says he even pushed for a new code of conduct at the company telling "the new york times" i don't know what else i could have done. meanwhile, the accusations against weinstein are widening. the 25-year-old ak res detailing an alleged incident while meeting with weinstein about the
film in 2014. >> she says this. as soon as we were alone, he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature. he then invited me to his room. i quickly declined and asked if my car was outside. she says it wasn't and wouldn't be for a bit and i should go to his room. when i arrived, i was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought i was safe. he asked us to kiss. she began some sort of advances upon his direction. i swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that i could sing. and i began to sing. i was so nervous. after singing i said hi to leave. he walked me to the door, stood in front of it and tried to kiss me. i stopped him and managed to get out of the room. >> president trump expected to sign an executive order on health care. the details are not known. but the president has said he would act on his own to make it easier for small businesses that
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anthem. nfl officials say the president was wrong, wrong when he tweeted this wednesday. it is about time that roger goodell of the nfl is finally demanding that all players stand for our great national anthem. respect our country. >> the president reacting to a letter that said everyone should stand for the national anthem. the nfl suggests that the president's take was mistaken. quote, commentary this morning about the position on the anthem is not accurate. it will be discussion of these issues at the owners meeting next week. still the president not backing down attacking colin kaepernick. he called him terrible and said the league should not have stood for it. >> frankly, the nfl should have suspended him for one game and he would have never done it again. they could have then suspended him for two games and if he did it a third time for the season and you'd never have a problem. i will tell you.
you cannot disrespect our country, our flag, our ab them. you can't do that. >> you hear the cheers in the background. the white house says the chief of staff's principle deputy will be nominated to become the new secretary of homeland security. she was his deputy at dhs and followed him to the white house when he replaced reince priebus as chief of staff. >> the nomination may shed light on kelly's future. officialen doesn't see how kelly could stay too long without her. the source also speculates the return to dhs could be a way for delly to give a soft landing before he exits the white house. >> there's always palace intrigue. president trump selling his tax plan as a middle class miracle. but it really is a middle class mirage.
>> our framework ensures that the benefits of tax reform go to the middle class, not to the highest earners. it's a middle class bill. that's what we're thinking of. that's what i want. i have had rich friends of mine come up to me and say, donald, you're doing this tax plan. we don't want anything. we don't. >> the plan does cut taxes across the board, but the rich will have the largest tax cuts. the tax bill for 1 in 3 middle-class families will go up. 1 in 3 middle-class families could see their tax bill rise. he introduces a new claim. a $4,000 pay raise for the middle clasp. the white house provide d no evidence, but here's the argument. companies keep profits offshore to avoid a high corporate tax. a lower tax rate will encourage to bring that money home, which should translate into a $4,000
raise for workers over eight years. now there's no proof that corporate tax will go to workers and not to share buybacks and dividends for investors. the theory here is that if you bring that money back, the companies will spend it on wages for their workers. >> there was a study on the u.s. treasury website that showed evidence more than 80% of those would go towards shareholders. that very little would translate. that study was removed from the website. >> if you're going to cut the tax rate, the president should put in strings that the money must be used to build factories to pay workers and hire workers in the united states. if he is the deal maker in chief, he should cut a deal to make sure it doesn't just go to a share buyback. >> otherwise just bringing trillions back. north korea warning the u.s.
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tension is building between the u.s. and north korea. the president dialing up the rhetoric after weeks after publically undermining rex tillerson for his diplomatic approach to north korea. president trump admits he sees the crisis through a different lens than most. >> i think i have a little bit different attitude on north korea than other people might have. and i listen to everybody, but ultimately, my attitude is the one that matters. that's the way it works. that's the way the system is.
but i think i might have a somewhat different attitude and a different way than other people. i think perhaps i feel stronger and tougher on that subject than other people. >> feel stronger and tougher. let's bring in alexander field. north korea's foreign minister firing back at president trump. what's he saying? >> we know that the saber rat e rattling happens on both sides. we watched this happen week after week with this exchange with a war of words that's continued to escalate. they spoke to state-run news saying president trump lit the wick of war with his address to the united nations in that address he touted the united states' ability to destroy north korea, if necessary. he talked to the regime's leader kim jong-un calling him little rocket man. now they are continuing to blast the u.s. president blaming him for the escalation, intentions on the peninsula saying it's the
united states' fault. he considers the sanctions an act of aggression and made clear the point that the regime as they have so often said would not be willing to negotiate on the point of the missile program. so long as the united states maintains a policy that's crushing north korea. those are the latest round of words from the foreign minister. they come after weeks of comments from the u.s. president himself during which he said frankly cryptic messages to north korea talking about how only one thing will work but failing to clarify what that could be. he has seemed to undermine his secretary of state's dependentic efforts to resolve the crisis while rex tillerson was in the area he tweeted that he should save his energy saying we'll do what we have to do if only one thing would work. what we have seen from the united states is a continuing of the position wf seen, a flexing
of military muscle. the united states flying its bombers over the korean peninsula. >> all this expected to kick the iranian nuclear deal back to congress. facing growing scrutiny for travel habits. the office of special council both conducting investigations, but it's not just the cost of his private travel that has officials examining his schedule closely. zinke mixed official business with fundraising. that could violate the federal hatch act. his tax-payer funded travel drawing attention because it allowed him to visit his personal residence in montana. so far there's no evidence he broke any laws. that's what is under investigation. have you checked your credit
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fires in california not expected to let up any time soon. >> good morning, unfortunately, another day of challenging weather for the firefighters battling the fires across central and northern california. we're expecting winds to pick up and also change to a northerly direction making things sporadic. you can see the wind gusts in 25
miles per hour across the central portions of northern california. 5 million americans under an elevated risk of fire. unfortunately, the relative humidity is not helping. we're starting to take away the available moisture in the atmosphere in the region. across eastern half of the united states, a whole different weather story is panning out. we have mild conditions over the east coast. an area of low pressure bringing rainfall to the mid-atlantic states. your temperatures impacted by that. compare that to a hot and humid 86 degrees for tlaenlt. back to you. >> thank you so much. louisiana state university police issuing ten arrest warrants for the fraternity as they investigate the possible hazing death of a freshman fledge. 18-year-old maxwell grooufr died with a blood alcohol level of .495 after a bible study at
the frat. they conducteder interviews, pledges had to dreng alcohol if they answered questions incorrectly. anyone under 21 with .02 is nsidered under the influence. scouts now girls will be allowed to be boy scouts. the organization announcing its decision to allow girls into the cub scouts beginning next year citing years of research and feedback from scouts nationwide, a program for teenage girls is expected to start in 2019 and will enable girls to earn the rank of eagle scout. they quickly released a statement touting the advantages of their program. president trump saying a decision i thought that's what the girl scouts was for.
top of the hour. global stock markets mixed after wall street hit record highs again yesterday. all three major averages close at record highs. that didn't affect the stock market. investors already expected that. the market jumped after a report broke of a market-friendly candidate exceeding janet yellen. jm morgan and citigroup report before the opening bell and they think this is a good day for banks and bank investors. have you checked your credit score after equifax's historic breach? 71 million adults have not. that's because they hadn't heard about the leak. this is interesting new survey found 61 million americans checked credit in the first two weeks. equifax breach. affects 145 million americans. so checking your credit cards,
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>> the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write. people should look into. it. >> president trump taking aim again at the news media. the free es press in america as reporting reveals turmoil inside the white house. >> devastating fires continue to ravage northern california. the death toll is rising and hundreds are still missing. just devastating winds fueling these fires. 50 miles an hour. we are praying for everybody out there in california. welcome to "early start." >> it is thursday, october 12th, 5:00 a.m. in the east. 2:00 a.m. in california. but let's begin with this. the president escalating threats against the media suggesting news organizations whose reporting he does not like should possibly be shut down. in the united states of america, the president tweeting network news has become so distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and if appropriate revoked, not fair to the