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at this point in time, no country exclusion. >> no country, friend or foe, will be spared from new trade tariffs this week. the white house insists it will with not hurt the economy, but when will an actual plan be on the table and why are so many of the president's inner circle against it? hyperventilating a little
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bit. if i fall, pick me up. >> boy, the oscars with a focus on diversity and role of women in hollywood. we have the winners and answer to the question everybody is asking later today. what is an inclusion rider? it is not the jet ski given away to the shortest speech. that was fun. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. march 5th. 4:00 a.m. in the east. 11:00 a.m. in jerusalem. 5:30 in the evening in pyeongchang. let's begin with the trade disruption. the president set to deliver a key campaign promise tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. the surprise announcement last week was enough to cause immediate outcry from u.s. businesses and trading partners
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and fellow republicans. one fear here risks jobs in industries that rely on steel and aluminum if you drive a car or fly or drink a beer. the white house officials were on a p.r. tour promising it will not hurt the broader economy and no countries will be exempt. even key allies. here is trade adviser peter navarro. >> an exemption prior for particular cases where we need to have exemptions so business can move forward, but at this point in time, there will be no country exclusion. >> that is peter navarro. he is a long-time trade hawk. navarro was backed up by commerce secretary wilbur ross. he says no exceptions.
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>> as far as i know he is talking about a fairly broad brush. >> experts warn that could spark a trade war. the eu promised to slap a tax on american exports. harley davidson motorcycles. where are those made? wisconsin. bourbon from kentucky. levi's jeans. in return, the president promised to tax foreign cars. if the eu wants to threaten the tariffs, he will add a tax on their cars. europe imposes a 10% tariff on american cars. it employs thousands of workers in the united states. trump's announcement was made against the wishes of top advisers, including gary cohn. the downplay that cohn thread evened to leave over this. this is what the president said on the campaign trail. over the last year with the stock market up and everything the president did which was raw
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pro business, an a l lot of peo are lulled into complacency. >> the five words that shocked me was wilbur ross saying as far as i know. shouldn't your commerce secretary should know everything? >> peter navarro is a strong critic of trade. a lot of people think he has been blunted by gary cohen and others in the white house. >> it looks like a massive change. to the academy awards last night. not free of politics. the me too focus capped by warren beatty and faye dunaway last year when they read the wrong winner when they received the wrong envelope. >> it is so nice seeing you again. >> as they say, presenting is lovelier the second time around. >> and the oscar goes to --
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>> "the shape of water." >> guillermo del toro checked the envelope to make sure it took top prize. "the shape of water" was nominated for 13 and won 4. jimmy kimmel had a few jokes. some aimed at donald trump. some aimed at president trump, but most of the focus on the me too movement. >> oscar is 90 years old tonight which means he is probably at home right now watching fox news. oscar is still number one. no question about it. oscar is the most beloved and respected man in hollywood. there is a very good reason why. just look at him. he keeps his hands where you can see them. never says a rude word.
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and most importantly, no penis at all. he is literally a statue of limitations. if we are successful here, if we can work together to stop sexual harassment in the workplace fif we can do that, women will only have to deal with harassment all the time every place they go. >> three of harvey weinstein's accusers shared an emotional moment on stage before introducing a video highlights diversity in hollywood. >> the changes we are witnessing are driven by the powerful sound of new voices of different voic voices and of our voices. joining together in a chorus saying time's up. >> frances mcdormand won best lead actress for the role in "three billboards outside ebbing, missouri." she delivered a message of female empowerment.
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>> if i may be so honored to have all the female nominees in every category stand with me in this room tonight. the actors, meryl, if you do it, everybody else will do it. producers, directors, writers, cinematographers, the designers, come on! okay. look around, everybody. look around, ladies and gentlemen. we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed. tonig invite us into your office in a couple of days or you can come to ours. we will tell you all about them. i have two words to leave with you tonight. ladies and gentlemen, inclusion
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rider. >> from the heart and off the cuff and really inspiring. an inclusion rider is a clause in a contract that requires diversity of the cast and crew. gary oldman won for winston churchi churchill. and allison janney won for "i, tonya" and sam rockwell won for "three billboards outside ebbing, missouri." >> and jordan peele won for the thriller "get out." and kobe bryant won an academy award for best animated short "dear basketball" based on the poem by the former l.a. lakers star. impressive. a lot of nba championships. >> one other note from the show. we heard who is in charge when "house of cards" returns in the fall.
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>> we're just getting started. >> good-bye kevin spacey, hello robin wright. the promo for the show aired during the oscars. nine minutes past the hour, a delegation of officials from south korea heading to pyongyang today for meetings with the north korean counterparts. they plan to raise talks with the united states for the latest heated exchange with u.s. and north korea raises doubts about getting both parties to the table. cnn's will ripley is in beijing for us this morning. will, bring us up to speed. >> reporter: christine, we believe that south korean delegation is on the ground in pyongyang right now. they will spend the night. it is a quick trip. a lot on the agenda. trying to set the framework for dialogue and talks with the united states. south korean president spending the top security adviser in more than ten years since the
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presidential summit in 2007. obviously, dialogue with the united states is at the top of the list. president trump spoke about it over the weekend. he said north korea called up and said they would like to talk and he told them they have to denuke. north korean media responded we will not denuke. they said it like this. the u.s. should not misjudge the willingness to talk. i can tell you north koreans have told me in many discussions and consistently in the state media that the nuclear arsenal is there to stay. you go to pyongyang and you see propaganda centered around nuclear weapons. it is hard to see how they will walk away from that. the u.s. said if difficult plpl doesn't work, they will move to phase two. the largest gathering in the country kicking off hours ago. the national people's congress
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where kpixi jinping is set to resurule for life. president trump joking about that over the weekend saying maybe the u.s. should try that. >> that could be the story of the next decade. no question. will ripley, thank you. >> the most downplayed story in last couple weeks. >> chinese think 50 years and 100-year increments. the u.s. thinks election to election. just by that, you know, we just show our folly. israel prime minister heads to the white house today. this comes over the embassy move and benjamin netanyahu's own legal troubles. we are live in jerusalem. it's time for the
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4:15 eastern time. president trump set to host the israeli prime minister at the white house. this comes with benjamin netanyahu under scrutiny in israel.
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police say there is enough evidence to indict him on charges, including pribribery. joining us from jerusalem is ian lee. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. you know, there's a lot they will be discussing in the meetings. first off for the prime minister you have iran. iran has been a topic he has been hitting on quite often. he is worried about iran's nuclear program. this iranian nuclear deal which he says fix it or nix it. we know french officials will travel to iran to discuss that. the french president macron. you have syria and lebanon. far as far as the president, we hear there is a plan they put together for a peace process and none have seen it.
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that is the deal he is pushing with the special envoy to the region. another topic is the u.s. embassy move. we are hearing the president can receive an invitation for the ribbon cutting ceremony expected to take place in may. we are also hearing that guatemala is going to move their embassy to jerusalem in may as well. we also are following the prime minister's legal woes back here back home. he is being investigated in these three cases. last friday he was questioned by authorities. something he is probably happy to be in d.c. to take a break from. dave. >> especially considering reporters are not allowed to ask questions. ian, thank you. bashar al assad says the military will hold tactics
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against ghouta. the white house condemning the ongoing hit operations and accusing russia of targeting civilians as part of the brutal campaign. cnn's jomana karadsheh tracking events for us. she is live from amman, jordan. the government line is these are terrorists. rooting out terrorists. the rest of the world saying these are civilians and families. >> reporter: this is always the regime's narrative, christine. they always maintained they will go after terrorist groups. that is the word they used when talking about the rebel groups. we heard from president assad saying they will continue the campaign for eastern ghouta. that is the terrorism fight like other parts of the country. they are saying it is not impacting civilians leaving. the reality on the ground is complex. it is different. we have not seen civilians being able to leave despite president
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putin's humanitarian pause for five hours of the last week. this is all happening as we see the regime making advances on the ground as part of the ground offensive in recent days. there has been intense fighting on several fronts. on the eastern front, they have pushed in and taken over on sunday a number of villages and that prompted civilians in the thousands really to flee westward. so far there is no sign of an end to the escalating violence there and mounting death toll we hear from the united nations and other organizations. we are waiting to see what happens today in the coming hours with the u.n. convoy. trucks loaded with aid for gout f -- ghouta. >> thank you, jamaiomana.
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on a lighter note, the president taking a few jabs his way over his favorite "saturday night live." >> never forget the inside joke. the meeting was about russian adoption. he won't get that. >> hope hicks impersonation among more over the weekend. highlight next. with audible. audible has the world's largest selection of audiobooks. books like peak performance... and endurance. books that energize and inspire for just $14.95 a month. less than you'd pay for the hardcover. with audible, you get a credit-a-month good for any audiobook. if you don't like it, exchange it any time. no questions asked. you can also roll your credits to the next month if you don't use them. audible members use the free mobile app to listen anytime, anywhere. ...on the go... or in the car. the audible app automatically keeps your place, no bookmarks required. so you'll pick up right where you left off, even if you switch your phone...
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we have the president's most notable remarks on the topic of his son-in-law. i want to apologizing for arriving late because jared could not get through security. >> i won't rule out direct talks with kim jong un. i won't. as far as risk of dealing with a madman is concerned, that's his problem, not mine. and this. so many people leaving the white house. it is exciting and invigorating because you want new thoughts. i like turnover and chaos. the question is who is the next to leave. steve miller or melania? >> i rarely heard this president ever self deprecating. >> i think that is mean. >> the president dishing it out. "saturday night live" back on the air after the olympic hiatus. and alec baldwin back at it.
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>> i announced the steel and aluminum tariffs. i brought back the steel by destroying the auto industry. look at that. both sides hated it. i don't care. i said i was going to run this country like a business. that business is a waffle house at 2:00 a.m. [ applause ] >> crazies everywhere. staff walking out of the middle of the shift. managers taking money out of the cash register to payoff the russian mob. >> alec baldwin. no tweets from the president about that. back to the self deprecating thing. if he did more of that, he might be better off. >> i thought the tone was good. to have him chummy with the press, that is a new
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at this point in time, no
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country exclusion. >> no country, friend or foe, will be spared from new trade tariffs this week. the white house insists it will with not hurt the economy, but when will an actual plan be on the table and why are so many of the president's key aides against it? hyperventilating a little bit. if i fall, pick me up. because i've got some things to say. >> she sure did. the oscars with the focus on diversity and the role of women in hollywood. we have the winners and answer to the question you may be asking this morning. what is an inclusion rider. frances mcdormand with a terrific speech on a good night for hollywood. i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. it is 31 minutes past the hour. the big story is trade. the president set to deliver a key campaign promise tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
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he gave no further details, but the surprise announcement last week was enough to cause immediate outcry from u.s. businesses and trading partners and fellow republicans. one fear here risks jobs in industries that rely on steel and aluminum if you drive a car or fly or drink a beer. think of all of the things made in the country in the manufacturing process made of an l -- aluminum and steel. the white house officials were on a p.r. tour promising it will not hurt the broader economy and no countries will be exempt. even key allies. here is trade adviser peter navarro. >> an exception procedure for particular cases where we need to have exemptions so business can move forward, but at this point in time, there will be no country exclusion. >> navarro was backed up by commerce secretary wilbur ross.
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he says no exceptions. >> as far as i know he is talking about a fairly broad brush. >> as far as i know. that got a lot of attention. there is no written proposal. experts warn that could spark a trade war. the eu promised to slap a tax on american exports. harley davidson motorcycles. hello, paul ryan, mitch mcconnell. bourbon from kentucky. levi's jeans. in return, the president promised to tax foreign cars. if the eu wants to threaten the tariffs, he will add a tax on their cars. u.s. already taxes european cars. europe imposes a 10% tariff on american cars. european automakers employ thousand s of workers in the u.. trump's announcement was made against the wishes of top advisers, including gary cohn. the downplay that cohn thread evened to leave over this. this is what the president said on the campaign trail.
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the academy awards were not free of politics. it was capped by faye dunaway and warren beatty with the best picture. they through the final moments in turmoil -- they threw the final moments in turmoil with the wrong envelope. >> it is so nice seeing you again. >> as they say, presenting is lovelier the second time around. >> and the oscar goes to -- >> "the shape of water." >> guillermo del toro checked the envelope to make sure it took top prize. in one of the unpredictable races in recent years, "the shape of water" was nominated for 13 and won 4. jimmy kimmel had a few jokes. some aimed at president trump,
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but most of the focus on the me too movement. >> oscar is 90 years old tonight which means he is probably at home right now watching fox news. oscar is still number one. no question about it. oscar is the most beloved and respected man in hollywood. there is a very good reason why. just look at him. he keeps his hands where you can see them. never says a rude word. and most importantly, no penis at all. he is literally a statue of limitations. if we are successful here, if we can work together to stop sexual harassment in the workplace if we can do that, women will only have to deal with harassment all the time every place they go. >> three of harvey weinstein's accusers shared an emotional moment on stage before
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introducing a video highlighting diversity in hollywood. >> the changes we are witnessing are driven by the powerful sound of new voices of different voices and of our voices. joining together in a chorus saying time's up. >> frances mcdormand won best lead actress for the role in "three billboards outside ebbing, missouri." she delivered a message of female empowerment. >> if i may be so honored to have all the female nominees in every category stand with me in this room tonight. the actors, meryl, if you do it, everybody else will do it. filmmakers, producers, directors, writers, cinematographers, the designers, the song writers. come on! okay.
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look around, everybody. look around, ladies and gentlemen. we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed. don't talk to us about it at the parties tonight. invite us into your office in a couple of days or you can come to ours. we will tell you all about them. i have two words to leave with you tonight. ladies and gentlemen, inclusion rider. >> an inclusion rider is a clause in a contract that requires diversity of the cast and crew. gary oldman won for winston churchill. and allison janney won for "i, tonya" and sam rockwell won for the racist police officer in "three billboards outside ebbing, missouri." >> and jordan peele won for the thriller "get out."
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and kobe bryant won an academy award for best animated short "dear basketball" based on the poem by the former l.a. lakers star. >> one other note from the show. we learned who is in charge when "house of cards" returns in the fall. >> we're just getting started. >> robin wright will star now kevin spacey has left following the sexual misconduct scandal. a delegation of officials from south korea heading to pyongyang today for a meeting with the north korean counterparts. they plan to raise talks with the united states for the latest heated exchange with u.s. and north korea raises doubts about getting both parties to the table. cnn's will ripley is in beijing for us this morning. good morning, will.
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>> reporter: dave, this is significant. we believe kim jongun is meeting with the counterparts. they have to figure out if they can find some common ground between north korea and the u.s. given just how fast lvastly far they are over the weekend. you have the president trump who said he wants to talk and you have to have north korea to denuke. north korea said the united states should not misjudge the dialogue and that would be ridiculous for the united states to think that denuke is on the table. when you visit pyongyang and all of the propaganda, kim jong un's legitimacy developing the nuclear force in the country, it is hard to see how he would save
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face by walking away from the nuclear weapons which should happen if they move to phase two. phase two would be a military option which a lot believe could be catastrophic. in china, they are watching this closely. the first day of the national people's congress. the largest legislative gathering where xi jinping is expected to consolidate his power and setting the ground work to set the presidency for life. the china saw in the past with mao. president trump praising xi jinping saying that he might try being president for life as well. dave. >> he was joking, but an important story. not enough people are talking about it. will ripley, thank you. a vote of confidence for secretary of state rex tillerson from former secretary of state condoleezza rice. the state department ranks
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thinning worldwide. condoleezza rice tells cnn that tillerson is performing under trying circumstances. >> the relationship with the president is hard. it is. i think what is hard is to get up every day and not know what the president said at 3:00 in the morning. that would be exceedingly difficult. i think rex tillerson in an unusual administration with an unusual president who has never been in government before is doing a good job on diplomacy and putting his head down and going about the work. >> she singled out the work with fk north korea and russia. it was rice who recommended tillerson. ahead, israel prime minister benjamin netanyahu heading to the white house today comes with controversy over the u.s. embassy move and netanyahu's own legal troubles. of we a we are live in jerusalem next. it's time for the
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today, president trump set to host israel prime minister at the white house. at this point, no reporters are allowed to ask questions. this comes with benjamin netanyahu under scrutiny in israel. police say there is enough evidence to indict him on charges, including bribery. joining us from jerusalem is ian lee. good morning, ian. >> reporter: good morning, dave. i think it is a safe bet the prime minister likes being in the united states right now instead of in israel. he is away from all of his legal woes. he has three investigations now that he is a suspect in and just last friday police questioned him again. while he is in washington, there
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are a few issues on the plate. first iran. this is something the prime minister has talked a lot about. he sees iran as a major threat. he dislikes the iranian nuclear deal saying fix it or nix it. although this is a deal with a lot of support from the international community. france's president macron will be in italy to talk about the deal and the iran missile program and involvement in syria and lebanon. that is another concern the prime minister has with involvement on the israeli border. the other topic with the president is the peace deal. he has pushed for the ultimate deal of peace with the israelis and palestinians. he does have a plan, although none of us has seen it, and no officials have seen it either. we are looking forward to seeing that and what it could be. we are talking about the u.s. embassy move which is expected
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in may. and gunshot gunshot co guatemala also coming out saying they will move their embassy too. >> he has a plan. thank you, ian lee. bashar al assad says the regime will keep up military attacks against goohouta. they claim it is a combat against terrorism. the white house condemning the military operations and accusing russia and regime as targeting civilians as part of the campaign. cnn's jomana karadsheh tracking events for us. so many civilians caught in the crosshairs. >> reporter: that is right, christine. they estimate 400,000 people trapped in the rebel-held territory. despite the u.n. resolution calling for a cease-fire and despite russian president
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vladimir putin's so-called humanitarian pause over the past week, different parts of eastern ghouta have come under air strikes and shelling. also we are seeing advances by the regime on the ground. the ground offensive fighting as they try to enter eastern ghouta. we hear regime forces on sunday managed to make gains and captured a number of villages. that prompted civilians from the areas to flee westward. this as we heard from president bashar al assad as you mentioned. they are fighting against terrorism. that is the regime's narrative for a few years now. he is saying that civilians can leave while the fighting is going on. the reality on the ground is a complex situation. we have not seen civilians trying to leave the area. both sides blaming each other for why. all eyes today are on a u.n.
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convoy and international red cross convoy trying to enter eastern ghouta. 46 trucks loaded with aid. they are looking to see if they can get the aid in the area. >> thank you, jomana karadsheh. the u.s. embassy in turkey shutdown because of a security threat. only emergency services available with visa interviews and other routine services canceled. embassy officials urging all u.s. citizens in turkey to avoid large crowds and be aware of security at tourists sites. west virginia school teachers entering day eight of the strike. state legislators did not meet the demand for higher pay and better benefits. the governor and union leaders agreed to a 5% pay raise. the house passed it, but the senate version was 4%. the walkout could last for
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the president providing a rare look of the self deprecating side of the gridiron dinner in washington, d.c. we have some of the president's remarks on the topic of his son-in-law. the president joked before i get started i want to apologize for arriving late. we're late because jared could not get through security. that is a nod to the security clearance issues. >> on the north korean supreme leader. i won't rule out direct talks with kim jong un. i just wouldn't. as far as the risk of dealing with a madman, that is his problem. and so many people have been leaving the white house. i like turnover. i like chaos. it's really good. people ask who is the next to leave. steve miller or melania trump. >> the president dishing it out or taking it this weekend. "saturday night live" back on
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the air after the olympic hiatus. >> i introduced tariffs for the steel and aluminum. both sides hate. it i sa -- hate it. i said i would run the government like a business. that business is a waffle house at 2:00 a.m. [ applause ] >> crazies everywhere. staff walking out of the middle of the shift. managers taking money out of the cash register to payoff the russian mob. let's get a check on "cnn money." u.s. stocks ended lower for the week. the selloff could continue today. futures are lower. global are markets are mixed.
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why is the market freaked out by trade? the president threatens to undo his pro business works. that is also bad for inflation which is behind the recent wild swings. how many passengers does it take to kill a $40 million tax break for delta? 13. delta airlines ended the nra discount due to consumer pressure. that angered georgia republicans who stripped a jet fuel tax break which was signed in law friday. only 13 people ever used that discount. delta says it remains neutral in the gun debate. one of a dozen companies cutting ties with the nra in the wake of the parkland shooting. what is better than an oscar? a jet ski. that is what jimmy kimmel offered for the shortest speech. the jet ski, kimmel explained, was worth almost $18,000.
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>> helen mirren? "early start" continues right now. with the latest on the president and where he is headed on trade tariffs. >> at this point in time, there is no country exclusion. >> no country, friend or foe, will be spared from new trade tariffs this week. the white house insists it will with not hurt the economy, but when will an actual plan be on the table and why are so many of the president's key aides against it? hyperventilating a little bit. if i fall, pick me up. because i've got some things to say. >> frances mcdormand did have a lot to say. the oscars with a focus on diversity and women in hollywood. we have the winners and the answer to the question some might be asking this morning. what is an inclusion rider. not the name of the jet ski we
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saw. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. it is 5:00 a.m. in new york. white house officials depending the tar -- defending the tariffs the president announced. he gave no further details, but last week's surprise announcement caused an immediate outcry from u.s. businesses, trade partners and fellow republicans. one fear it risks jobs in industries that rely on steel and aluminum. if you drink beer or buy a car, prices could go up. white house officials were on a pr offensive. promising it would not hurt the broader economy. stating no countries will be exempex exem exempt. here is peter navarro.

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