tv Early Start with Christine Romans and Dave Briggs CNN July 18, 2019 2:00am-3:00am PDT
for our u.s. viewers. "early start" continues right now. send her back. the plan to get re-elected in north carolina. >> tear gas and violence as protests rage in puerto rico demanding the governor's resignation. dangerous heat across the country for over 250 million people will get above 90 degrees in the next few days. many of you well over 100. and case dismissed against oscar winner kevin spacey after the teen who accused him of groping him pleaded the fifth. good morning to you. welcome to "early start." i'm jessica dean in for christine romans. >> good morning. good morning to all of you.
i'm dave briggs. thursday, july 18th, 5 a.m. in the east. it's almost friday as we say. we begin with puerto rico and protests raging through the night there in puerto rico as demonstrators call for the immediate resignation of governor ricardo rosaio. they fired tear gas into the crowd. some of puerto rico's biggest stars, including ricky martin, rallied the crowds for a fifth day in the row. their anger here. they're, quote, here to have their back. we have the latest. >> reporter: jessica, dave, i have seen anger, i have seen frustration, i have seen tension here. we actually made our way to the barricade in front of the governor's mansion where we saw a standoff between protesters that were clearly very angry and
police that are blocking the governor's mansion. for his part, the governor says he will not step down. i want to tell you that as i've spoken with protesters that have had a week of fbi making arrests in corruption scandals involving former administration officials of leaked caps, i want you to hear what else people told me as to why exactly they are marching on these streets. >> this is about the dignity of our country, you know, of puerto rico. this is about we being tired of the same stuff happening again, of this government, of the government that have passed through this country. so it's about the indignation of our country, you know? the indignation, the -- finally this country getting on his foot and standing up against the
strong man. >> reporter: many people we've talked to say they see themselves in these chats reflected in the insult and they say enough. they want change. they want to rid the island of corruption and they worry that what could come of this is vulnerability among those who are already vulnerable. that possibly aid will not come to the island for those who are still rebuilding after hurricane maria. the governor for his part says he will not step down. jessica? dave? >> thanks so much. racial tropes now a concrete theme in president trump's 2020 re-election campaign. trump intensified his attacks on four progressive democratic congress women at a fiery campaign rally. he painted the so-called squad as the face of the entire democratic party. even just the mention of their names inflamed that crowd. if you want to gouge that
response, the top mer yam webster terms racism, fashionism, concentration camp, xenophobia. caitlyn collins was in greenville. >> jessica and dave, a new chant was started in greenville, north carolina, and it is certainly one that is going to be in the headlines for the next several days. the president took the stage and he was in the middle of lashing out at the four democratic congress women that the president has been in an all out brawl with them. he started with congresswoman ilhan oman. she was born in somalia. came to the united states before becoming a u.s. citizen. as the president was lashing out, the crowd in the arena started to chant -- >> send her back. send her back. send her back. send her back. >> reporter: now it was not a chant that the president himself started but he did pause in the
middle of his scripted remarks to let the momentum in the arena build before going on to get the other three women. >> representative rashida tlaib, she was describing the president of the united states as the presidency with the big, fat vicious, as she described it, vicious f word. representative an lexan drks ax alexandria ocasio cortez. somebody said, that's not her name, it's -- they said, that's not her name, sir. i said, no, no, i don't have time to go with three different names. we'll call her cortez. >> reporter: now white house officials have been teasing all day that the president's rally was going to be one of the most fiery he's had to date.
the president was reading from a teleprompter as he was making the remarks about the freshman democratic women of color. even though some of the allies saw it as a mistake, they're told to go back to the places they came from even though three of them were from the united states, now you're seeing th presidential nominee. it will be a strategy. it was something the president leaned into. >> caitlyn collins, thank you. two members of the democratic squad are responding after the president gave those remarks. ilhan oman said, i am where i belong. this from aoc, we have the power to triumph over hatred, bigotry but decency cannot be taken for granted. the field now set for cnn's
democratic primary debates later on this month. the only change, montana governor, steve bullock, will fill the slot opened by california congressman eric swallow who dropped out of the race. cnn has a live version. they will even out the field between two nights, july 30th and 31st. you can find out which candidates will face off each night in a special live event. watch "the draw" tonight at 8 p.m. eastern. to the heat. boy, is it oppressive blanketing this country. check out a road in shawne, oklahoma, which simply buckled. please check on your elderly and disabled friends and neighbors if you can. the heat intense in many areas. as high as 115 degrees with the heat index. here's meteorologist ivan
cabrera. >> yeah, good morning. the peak of the heat wave is not even going to happen until saturday here. the heat index will continue. the air temperature will continue above 90. it will feel like 105 to 115. when you factor it in. over 80% are here. just the air temperature. it will feel like 107 in d.c., chicago, new york. day after day through the upcoming weekend. we don't get relief. we'll see temperatures cooling off for the early part of next week. the effort by one democrat to impeach president trump defeated in the house. the vote to kill the measure
drafted by texas congressman al green is the first formal action taken on impeachment since the democrats gained control last weekend. do they show an increase in support? they're taking up the question. a criminal sexual assault charge against actor kevin spacey has been dropped one week after the alleged victim pleaded the fifth at a pre-trial hearing. the oscar award winner was accused of groping an 18-year-old man at a bar and facing indecent assault and battery charge. the cass was dropped. the texts were missing and the phone vanished altogether. no immediate comment from spacey. he also faces allegations of sexual misconduct in los angeles and brittain that go back years. ahead here "office" and
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seattle sounders had a special goalie start their match last night. 8-year-old beam guile, he made everyone he could. he hope to play for the sounders. he did. he got a standing ovation. deep to left. justin upton tracking it. going to rob a home run. oops, the ball actually bounces off the warning track. upton lost track of where that ball was. rough night all around for the angels. they would lose to the stros, 11-2. this was an awesome moment. this foul balance is going to head for the stands.
all the kids going to run after it. this guy gets there first, watch what he does, without hesitating he hands it to another young fan. this is the best. watch this, guys. they share a hug before going back to their seats. dave, if that doesn't warm your heart, i don't think anything will. >> i kept wondering, yeah, as they go back to their seats there, they're not buddies. it appears they do not know one another. bravo, kids can change things in a stay. andy scholes, thank you very much. send her back espousing the same ideas he tweeted out in a racist tirade.
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on full display in north carolina. tear gas and violence as protests rage in puerto rico demanding the governor's resignation. dangerous heat all across the country. some places will feel like 115 degrees. and case dismissed against oscar winner kevin spacey who has been accused of groping. spacey pleading the fifth. welcome back to "early start," everybody. on a thursday, i'm dave briggs. >> good morning, everybody. i'm jessica dean in for christine romans. it is 31 minutes past the hour. protests raging overnight in puerto rico as demonstrators hope for the immediate resignation of the governor following a series of scandals there.
uber is -- ricky martin here. lin manuel told people they have their back. we are in san juan with the latest. >> reporter: jessica, dave, i have seen anger, i have seen frustration, i have seen tension here. we actually made our way to the barricade in front of the governor's mansion where we saw a standoff between protesters that were clearly very angry and police that are blocking the governor's mansion. now for his part the governor of puerto rico says he will not step down. i want to tell you, as i've spoken to protesters who have had a week of fbi making arrests in corruption scandals, multiple insults, for many people here on this island, i want you to hear
what else people told me as to why exactly they are marching on these streets. >> this is about the dignity of our country, you know? of puerto rico. this is about -- we've been tired for that happening over and over again. about the corruption of the government. this has all the indignation of our country, you know. finally this country standing up. they see themselves. they want to rid the island of corruption. they worry that what could come of this is vulnerability among those who are already vulnera e vulnerable. possibly aid will not come to the island for those who are still rebuilding after hurricane maria. the governor, for his part, says
he will not step down. jessica, dave? >> thank you. to politics now, racial tropes now a concrete theme in president trump's 2020 re-election campaign. trump so lidified his attacks i greenville, north carolina. trump painting the so-called squads the face of the democr democratic policy. here are your top mer yum webster searches last night. racism, socialism, fascism, xenophobia and bigot. you caitlyn collins has the story. >> reporter: a new chant started in greenville, north carolina, and the president had taken the stage and within minutes he was in the middle of lashing out at the four democratic congress
women that the president has been in an all out brawl with them ever since he tweeted on sunday. he started with congresswoman ilhan omar. she was not born in the united states but instead born in somalia. she came to the united states as a child refugee before becoming a u.s. citizen. as the president was lashing out, the crowd started to chant -- >> send her back. >> send her back. >> send her back. >> now it was not a chant that the president did not start. >> representative rashida tlaib, she was describing the president of the united states and the presidency with the big fat vicious, the way she said it, vicious "f" word. that's not somebody that loves our country.
representative alexandria ocasio-cortez. she's conducted outrageous attacks against men and women of law enforcement but cortez -- somebody, said that's not her name, sir. i said, no, no, i don't have time to use three different names. we'll call her cortez. >> reporter: the president was reading from a teleprompter as he was making those remarks about those freshmen democratic women of color. now we're told that even though some of the president's allies saw it as a mistake when he tweeted it on sunday telling them to go back to the places they came from although three of them were from the states. now he'll turn it into that it will be a strategy in the 2020
election. certainly something something that can happen. two members of the democratic squad are responding after the president's renewed attacks. ilhan omar tweeting i am where i belong at the people's house and you're just going to have to deal. and this from alexandria ocasio-cortez, we have the power to triumph over this but decency cannoting taken. >> jackie, thank you. >> good morning. >> we just heard the president last night doubling down, tripling down on these racist comments and the crowd chanting, send her back. we know that the republican leadership in the house and senate is standing by the president. we know that back in january the rnc had an unprecedented step
merging its or pir priority or is this how they're doing it? >> look how the president was trying to defend the comments this week. if they weren't ducking and hiding, they were trying to point it back to politics, to the rhetoric of socialism, that sort of thing that -- instead of what the president said that more racially charged. that said, the president never thought this was a mistake. this is how he thinks this is good politics for him. this us against them. fueling the tensions. you saw it in the rally last night. this is all about 2020 and making sure that his people get out there. now the open question is will this appeal to independents, people who decided to vote for trump against hillary clinton last time. that remains to be seen because
we saw a lot of those voters turn against the republican party in 2018 and this -- it's not clear how this strategy will work for them. >> if you are a vulnerable republican, you have to hate what happened last night. they will be ducking into elevators all day long today without a doubt. lindsey graham, one-time critic of the president turned staunch reporter. watch this with lindsey graham. >> do i think the president is a racist? no, that's just the way he is. more narcissism than anything else. >> so -- >> oh, that's okay. >> -- defending the president. he's not racist, he's just a narcissist. for those of you who don't know. the mayo clinic says that's a disorder, deflated sense of importance. deep need for sense of attention. troubled relationships. lack of empathy for others.
what is that in terms of a line of defense and how does that play out? >> reporter: i mean, the fact that he says he's not a racist, he's a narcissist, i mean, that's one way to do it, i guess. you mention that for areas that are divided. we've seen them vote against the president, four of them to be exact, with the house democrats when it came to condemning the presidential remarks as racist. folks from pennsylvania, michigan. will hurd from a border district. you're already seeing that division within the republican party. lindsey graham, he's going to get re-elected in south carolina. he's not going to go against the president. they're trying to walk the fine line. >> he's not racist, just a narcissist. that makes one hell of a bumper
sticker. >> reporter: everything is fine, dave. >> we have "the draw" tonight on cnn to find out who will be on what stage with whom on july 30th and 31st. any thoughts on who you would like to see with each other on the stage? maybe your dream scenario. >> i would soon er pick a perso with a past dealing with credit card companies. bernie will be interesting. is there going to be a senator harris and vice president biden rematch. the opening question is who's going to be the breakout star of this particular debate? it obviously was senator harris this last one. is there anybody else who will
be able to break out of the pack because there is a top, middle, lower tier. it seems like it will be even -- when the health care issue plays out, that's what's important. >> yes. >> impeachment vote, 95 democrats voting for impeachment, at least to move forward with that. how divisive will this issue be? how distracted will this be? >> it's particularly interesting going into next week when you have robert mueller's testimony in front of the house panels because that i think with some of the democrats have been waiting for. yesterday's vote, even some of the democrats that really think that that's the direction that they should go in, there was so some hess si tans. they want -- many of them want to make a more deliberate case.
that said, no one's changed nancy pelosi's mind. that's who matters most. >> jackie kucinich, thank you. great to see you. let's turn to the weather and this oppressive heat blanketing the country. more than 130 million people under some sort of heat advisory today. please check on the elderly and disabled friends and neighbors as you can. let's get to our neighbor. the air temperature will continue above 90. it will feel like 105 to 115. we're talking most of the major cities. over 85% of the u.s. population included here. as far as how many of us today are going to be above 90 but, again, that's just the air temperature. we factor in the humidity. this is what it's going to feel like, 017 in d.c. and chicago.
feeling like 100 in new york. day after day through the upcoming week end. we don't get relief until a front comes in. cooling off the early part of next week. ivan, thank you. a criminal sexual assault charge against actor kevin spacey has been dropped after a witness pleaded the fifth. he was accused of growing an 18-year-old. prosecutors say they dropped that case, quote, crumbled. spacey faces allegations of sexual misconduct in los angeles and brittain. senator rand paul voted for the president's massive tax cut driving up the deficit, but health care for 9/11 first
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and counter productive conditions that will only serve to isolate them. >> reporter: this outbreak has lasted almost a year. the next few weeks and months will be critical to see if they can step it up. jessica. >> thanks, david mckenzie. a check on cnn business. asian and european markets lower. on wall street, futures a low open. stocks finished lower for the second day in a row. trade concerns creep back to the surface. the dow slipped wednesday. the s&p 500 suffering the worst one day percentage drop. the nasdaq finished lower as well. now investors have renewed trade worries. we'll be right back. and it really shows. with all that usaa offers
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claiming jury misconduct. a deceased vietnam veteran with no family receiving an incredible sendoff. wayne wilson's friends put a call out for people to attend his funeral. they expected an extra 10 to 15 people to show up. instead, you see the crowd there, about 3,000 people turned up. some driven from tennessee, iowa to pay their respects. full military honors were performed for wilson who died in may at the age of 67. everyone loves a refreshing drink on a hot summer day, but an 11-year-old boy in utah came up with an ingenius new twist. his sign advertising ice cold beer. that got the attention of neighbors who then alerted police. when the police arrived they saw the boy selling ice cold rootbeer. he wrote the word root on his sign really, really small. they were so impressed they bought a couple of beers from the young boy. business is booming. the rootbeer stand will stay open until the school year
begins. cheers to you, young seth. hope business is good today. >> really, really small. thanks for joining us so much. have a great morning. i'm jessica dean. >> i'm dave briggs. here's "new day." a standoff between protesters and police blocking the governor's mansion. >> we'll be out here. >> omar has a history of launching vicious anti-semetic skreeds. >> send her back sent shivers down my sign. it's such ugliness. >> a lot of what he does is intuitive. he thinks this will work for him. this is "new day" with alisyn camerota and john berman. >> welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world, this is "new day." it's thursday, july 18th. 6:00 here in new york and we do begin with two important breaking stories. overnight there was a single moment where it became crystal
clear that the president's racist tweets about four democratic members of congress, they were no accident. they were featured, not of his strategy. his words were for ilhan omar which led to this indelible display. >> omar has a history of launching vicious anti-semitic screeds. >> they were chanting send her back in case you couldn't hear it. similar to lock her up. also developing this morning, tensions are escalating this morning in puerto rico as police launched tear gas at protesters. the outrage on the island has erupted