tv Early Start With John Berman and Christine Romans CNN November 21, 2016 1:00am-2:01am PST
this is cnn breaking news. >> welcome to "early start." i'm boris sanchez. >> i'm christine romans. it is monday, november 21st. 4:00 a.m. in the east. four police officers shot in the line of duty in the span of 24 hours. here is what we know right now. two of the incidents took place in missouri, one in st. louis and one in kansas city. two other officers shot in s sanibel, florida. one in texas. a 46-year-old police officer was in his patrol car and shot twice in the face by a gunman in a silver car and opened fire and
sped off. that suspect later killed in a shootout with police. the 20-year veteran police officer, married information fa three, is in critical condition and is expected to survive. >> this officer was not involved in a traffic stop. he was not trying to pull this car over. this officer was driving down the road and ambushed by an individual who pulled a gun on him and shot out the police officer's window. >> all officers in st. louis will now ride two to a patrol car until further notice. and in kansas city, in gladstone, missouri, a police officer was shot and the suspect was shot. the fop tweeting the officer is expected to survive. the suspect's condition and identity is yet to be confirmed. >> west of ft. myers, a police officer was sitting in his
patrol car following a routine traffic stop and someone pulled up and began firing. the officer was taken to the hospital and released. this is the first time in the history of the sanibel police department that an officer was shot. and the shooting death of the 50-year-old police officer was a targeted intentional killing. benjamin marconi was targeted outside a traffic stop. hours ago, san antonio police released a picture of a man who may have information about the murder. we have more from polo sandoval. >> reporter: police in the middle of the manhunt. trying to track down the person for persons responsible for the shooting death of the 20-year veteran of the force. the traffic stop outside the police department, filling out a
citation of a driver and a third vehicle pulled up along him and the person getting out of the car and walking up to the passenger side of the patrol car and shooting the officer. the police chief saying the gunman shot the officer again and the search is on for the individual. san antonio police with the latest on the investigation. >> witness reports indicate the suspect to be a dark complexion male. wearing a gray shirt and gray pants. we have descriptions of with and without facial hair. we are looking into all motives. all sapd police are looking into the investigation. we considered suspect to be extremely dangerous and clear
threat to law enforcement and the public. >> reporter: condolence messages are pouring in. governor abbott also among them. he is an elected official pushing for legislation to consider targeting police officers in texas a hate crime. >> polo, thank you. new meetings at trump tower in midtown manhattan. we may learn the latest from the sit downs with trump and advisers and potential cabinet picks. aides hinted there may be staffing announcements, but trump fended off questions about that from anxious reporters. >> we made a couple of deals. well let you know soon. we'll let you know. >> a couple of deals. cnn's phil mattingly camped out
at the trump golf course in new jersey. he has latest. >> reporter: boris and christine, meeting after meeting. cabinet potential official after potential official. it was all about reading the tea leaves and trying to get a sense of who will fill out the top positions in the trump administration. the president-elect greeting every one of the visitors. on sunday, focus on two individuals. chris christie and rudy giuliani. one of the most early endorsements of trump campaign. he has been fallen out of favor in recent weeks. now this leaves a lot of question if chris christie will have a job in the trump administration. all signsow are pointing to no. not so much for rudy giuliani. a close confidant and aide to the president-elect.
we asked the president-elect if that is what he is looking to tap the mayor for. take a listen. >> and other things. >> reporter: obviously a little bit of hedging. maybe other positions. this is all coming in the wake of saturday's meeting with massachusetts governor mitt romney. he is under consideration for that state job. i'm told from trump advisors that trump is intrigued by the idea and perception of what it means to have mitt romney in the administration. particularly in the wake of the 16-month battle back and forth. it will be interesting to see how that plays out. one important thing, starting today, a focus on economic jobs and transition landing teams throughout the day. domestic policy as well. we are keeping a close eye on the next big cabinet appoippoi t
appointments. boris and christine. >> phil, thank you. speaking of the money jobs, economic advisor jobs, trump could place a fellow billionaire in his cabinet. wilbur ross is close to the process. he was a trump supporter and met with trump this weekend. ross is seriously considered and many expect him to be tapped. the commerce department gets numbers on trade and income and growth. it oversees the 2020 census. he is worth $2.9 billion. the chairman of w.l. ross and company. he resurrected dying companies. some of the biggest history is steel and coal companies. his art election is worth $150
million. i can tell you something having covered wilbur ross over the years. he wants to create the workers who can fit the jobs of today and tomorrow. skills. when you talk about the skills gap, he is aware of other problems along the pipe lyline n to education. he thought deeply on the issues. another cabinet candidate that donald trump is very enthusiastic about is the potential defense secretary. james mattis. they met for over an hour on saturday. afterwards, the president-elect characterized the retired four-star general as the real deal and true general's general. a source tells cnn no decision has been made, but trump is quote leaning in mattis' direction. donald trump says he will live in the white house once he takes the oath of office, but
his wife and melania and barron will stay in manhattan until the school near is finished. he is asking for the same privacy and other conversation other first families have received. donald trump one escalating the feud with the cast of "hamilton." and then the issue with "saturday night live" and alec baldwin's portrayal and baldwin is fighting back. that's next. go now. sleepiq technology tells you how you slept and what adjustments you can make. she likes the bed soft. he's more hardcore. so your sleep goes from good to great to wow! give the gift of amazing sleep. only at a sleep number store, right now save 50% on the ultimate limited edition bed. hurry, ends soon! learn more at sleepnumber.com know better sleep with sleep number.
vice president-elect mike pence. he listened and left the theater. in a barrage of tweets, trump said the comments were rude and dehe mannmanded an apology. >> reporter: while mike pence was not offended by the message friday night, somebody was. that person being president-elect trump. despite having a lot on his plate, strhaving to set his political agenda, he tweeted not once, not twice, but four times about the ongoing controversy. even going as far as harassment and saying it was disrespectful. the theater should be a safe space. mike pence said he enjoyed the music musical. >> when we arrived, we heard a few boos and cheers.
i nudged my kids and reminded them that's what freedom sounds like. in the end, i heard what was said from the stage and i can tell you, i wasn't offended by what was said. i'll leave it to others in it was appropriate venue to say it. >> reporter: over 14 million people have viewed the message delivered here at the rodgers theater. there is a #boycotthamilton. this has been sold out until august of 2017. "hamilton" is not the only issue donald trump has issue with. he had an issue with the episode of "snl." saying it was not funny and bias. >> people involved in the "hamilt "hamilton" speech.
they knew he was coming earlier in the day. they all collaborated and had different versions of the script. >> the creators have to be thrilled. it will be sold out longer. the "saturday night live" show that shows donald trump and him out of his league. >> google, what is isis? oh, my. 59 million results. siri, how do i kill isis? >> let's move on to obamacare. 20 million people use it and it sounds crazy. a lot of them like it. >> keep it. let's just keep it. >> one of trump's tweets slams snl. equal time for us. that applies during an election campaign, not after.
alec baldwin tweeted equal time? there is no equal time. you are president. that's pretty much it. >> and people waiting to see if donald trump's policies will match what he said as a candidate. and at a news conference, the president said it is too soon to tell. >> the president-elect now has to put together a team and put forward specifics about how he intends to govern. he hasn't had a full opportunity to do that yet. people should take a wait and see approach in how much his policy proposals once in the white house, once he is sworn in, matches up with some of the rhetoric of the campaign. >> the president says he won't be popping off at every trump
policy he disagrees with. he will weigh in if some policies call into question america's values and ideals. and to north dakota. a riot unfolding here. what started as a standoff has turned into police clashing with protesters over the dakota access pipeline. the latest on the violent standoff. ahead on "early start." i would always answer hispanic. so when i got my ancestry dna results it was a shocker. i'm everything. i'm from all nations. i would look at forms now and wonder what do i mark? because i'm everything. and i marked other. discover the story only your dna can tell. order your kit now at ancestrydna.com.
nearby highway. one person has been arrested. protesters claim they were attacked by police with water cannons in freezing temperatures. turning to syria. it is being called the heaviest bombardment in five years. more than 300 people have been killed since the offensive start up a week ago. they knocked out all hospitals in eastern aleppo. barrel bombs said to be full of chlorine gas. cnn's jomana karadsheh has the latest from amman, jordan. jomana, what do we know about the bombing? >> reporter: christine, we have been speaking to people, residents of eastern aleppo and activists. this is the worst the situation has been in eastern aleppo. if you look at the besieged rebel held neighborhoods, they
have been pounded by air strikes. the indiscriminate barrel bombs dropped on the civilian neighborhoods in addition to the intense artillery shells. we are talking about hundreds of people killed and nearly 1,000 people injured this past week. as you also mentioned, there are reports of at least one incident of a suspected poison gas being used that led to the killing of a family of six. we have seen hospitals attacked. four hospitals in eastern al lep aleppo. schools, both in the east and in the regime controlled west, have been hit. we heard this is a preliminary operation in eastern aleppo. there is a ground push and the
civilians continue to pay the heaviest price in the conflict, christine, always with the possibility of mass starvation. a real possibilililitypossibili. >> a quarter of a million people. maybe this is a naive question. these people have nowhere to go, right? they are trapped in the city. >> reporter: this is the really difficult part to try and understand, christine. we are not on the ground to be able to verify this. also, some of the residents, the 250,000 people, some will tell you we have nowhere else to go. aleppo is our home. we have nowhere else to go. people say they do not trust the syrian regime and their humanitarian corridors. they don't believe they will be allowed safe passage. and we have heard fighting ongoing around the areas.
snipers from both sides could basically target the civilians as they try to leave. end of the day, you are looking at the civilians being trapped in what has become or what is being described as the giant kill box. >> giant kill box. the pekt of those children. all right. jomana karadsheh. thank you for keeping us up to date on that. thank you. four separate police shootings across the country all within a 24-hour period. one officer is dead. one of the suspects still on the loose. latest on all four cases ahead on "early start."
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missouri. one in st. louis. the other in kansas city. two others were shot. one in sanibel, florida and one in san antonio, texas. in st. louis, the officer was in his patrol car and he was shot twice by a gunman in the face who pulled up alongside him in a silver car and sped off. that suspect was later killed by police in a shootout. the officer is expected to survive. >> this officer was not involved in the traffic stop. this officer was not trying to pull this car over. this officer was drying doiving the road and ambushed by an individual who pulled a gun on him from inside his car and shot out the police officer's window. >> unless further notice, all officers will ride two to a patrol car. the wounded officer was able to speak to officers.
and ten minutes outside kansas city, a police officer was shot during a traffic stop. the suspect was shot. kansas city's fop tweeting the officer is expected to survive. the suspect's condition and identity have yet to be confirmed. in sanibel, florida, an officer wounded by a drive-by shooting. he was in his patrol car and someone pulled up and started firing. that suspect was taken into custody a short time later after exchanging gunfire. this is the first time that one of their officers has been shot. >> in san antonio, the shooting death of the 50-year-old police officer was a targeted killing. benjamin marconi was gunned down. san antonio police released this
picture of a man they say may have information about the murder. we get more from cnn's polo sandoval. >> reporter: police in san antonio in the middle of the major manhunt. trying to track down the person or persons responsible for the shooting death of the 20-year veteran of the force. at this point, investigators believe the officer was in the middle of the traffic stop outside the police department. filling out a citation for a driver when the third vehicle pulled up along him and the person getting out of the car and walking up to the passenger side of the patrol vehicle and shooting the officer. the police chief saying the gunman later shot the officer again. now the search is on for the individual. san antonio police with the latest on the investigation. >> witness reports the suspect to be a dark complexed male in his 20s or 30s. he was wearing gray pants and
gray shirt at the time. we had descriptions with and without facial hair. we are actively pursuing all leet leads and looking into all motives. all of the resources, including from federal enforcement partners, federal law enforcement partners and state and local government are all being utilized. we consider this suspect to be extremely dangerous and a clear threat to law enforcement and the public. >> reporter: condolence messages pouring in to san antonio from across the country. governor abbott among them. he is an elected official pushing for legislation to consider targeting police officers in texas a hate crime. >> thank you, polo. i want to show you the picture. here is the photo that police released. san antonio police say this man may have information about the murder. anyone who has seen this man is urged to call police. to politics.
new meetings on the agenda at trump tower in manhattan. we may learn the results of the packed weekend of sit downs with donald trump and a host of advisers and experts and potential cabinet picks. there were a dozen such meetings on sunday alone. aides hinted there may be staffing announcements. trump fended off questions about that from anxious reporters. >> we made a couple of deals, but we'll let you know soon. >> anything you offered to a couple people and they accepted? >> pretty true. we'll let you know. >> cnn's phil mattingly camped out at the golf club shouting questions to the president-elect in emergency. new jersey. he has the latest. >> reporter: it was meeting after meeting with potential official after potential official. it was about reading the tea leaves about who will fill out
the top positions in the trump administration. the president-elect coming to the door breathie greeting ever the visitors. there are two of important concern. rudy giuliani and chris christie. christie has fallen out of favor in recent weeks. all of his top allies have gone as well. that leads to question if chris christie will have a job in the trump administration. all signs right now are pointing to no. not so much for rudy giuliani. a close confident and adviser to the president-elect through the campaign. he has been angling for a secretary of state job. we asked the president-elect if that is what he is considering the mayor for. >> for secretary of state? >> and other things. and other things. >> reporter: guys, a little bit of hedging there. maybe other positions he is looking into. this is all coming into the wake
of saturday's meeting with mitt romney. we are told he is under consideration for the state job. i'm told from trump advisors that trump is intrigued by the idea and perception to have mitt romney in the administration considering they are in the wake of the 16-month battle back and forth. one key things to keep an eye on as this week goes on. starting today, there will be a focus on economic jobs. the economic transition landing teams landing at all agencies throughout the day. domestic policy as well. we are keeping a close eye on who the next big cabinet appointments will be. making clear announcements will be made soon. boris and christine. >> phil, thank you. a lot of buzz that donald trump could be placing a fellow billionaire in the cabinet. wilbur ross. le leading candidate for commerce secretary.
he met with trump this weekend. no final decision. ross is considered. the commerce secretary is the government's chief business advocate. the commerce department compiling data on economic growth and trade and income. the next secretary will oversee the 2020 census. who is ross? he is worth $2.9 billion. he made his name buying distressed debt and resurrecting dying businesses. some of the big issues came from steel and coal. his art election is worth $150 million. over the years, covers roing ro he is a known contrarian. he finds value in pieces. he and i have spoken before about education in this country and skills. proper k-12 education.
so kids coming out of high school have the education to get to college and get a job. that is the important piece of the business job today. >> an important cabinet position to fill. another important cabinet position to fill. donald trump is enthusiastic about defense secretary and general james mattis. they met for over an hour on saturday. afterwards, the president-elect characterized the four-star general as a real deal. a source tells cnn that no decision has been made, but trump is quote leaning in mattis direction. the president-elect says he will live in the white house once he takes the oath of office, but melania and barron will remain in manhattan temporarily. that will allow barron to finish the year at school. the trump family is not releasing the timing of the family move. the trump campaign asking for the privacy and other
considerations other first families have received. the president-elect not too busy with the transition team to tweet about what he doesn't like. broadway and a television show. details are next. ou don't want to ride l forever, do you?" "credit karma huh?" "yeah, it's free." "credit karma. give youself some credit."
all right. donald trump apparently back in charge of his twitter feed. the president-elect escalating a twitter feud with the broadway musical "hamilton." after the performance, cast members read a message to vice president-elect mike pence in the audience. they called themselves diverse america and alarmed and anxious and the trump administration won't protect them and their families. pe pence listened calmly and left the theater. but trump demanded an apology calling the statements rude.
>> reporter: boris and christine, mike pence may not have been offended, but somebody was. that person being president-elect trump. despite having a lot on his plate setting the political agenda and setting the cabinet. he found time to tweet not once, not twice, but four times about this ongoing controversy. even going as far as harassment. saying this was disrespectful. it should never happen. the theater should be a safe space. mike pence saying he was not offended. he enjoyed the musical. take a listen to what he said. >> when we arrived, we heard a few boos and cheers. i nudged my kids and reminded them that's what freedom sounds like. at the end, i did hear what was said from the stage and i can tell you, i wasn't offended by what was said. i'll leave to others if that was
the appropriate venue to say it. >> reporter: there is a lot of chatter about this on social media. over 14 million people viewed that message that was delivered here at the theater on friday. there has been a lot of talk on twitter. if fact, a #boycotthamilton trending. the irony is this show has been sold out since it started and it sold out through august of 2017. "hamilton" is not the only thing donald trump took issue with. he tweeted this weekend about his dissatisfaction about the episode of "snl" saying the show was not funny at all and biassed. boris and christine. >> thank you, rachel. >> "the saturday night live" sketch show the president-elect in a series of meetings showing him out of his depth. >> google, what is isis? oh, my.
59 million results. siri, how do i kill isis? >> let's move on to obamacare. as you know, 20 million people use it. it sounds crazy. a lot of them like it. >> keep it. let's just keep it. >> one of trump's tweets slamming snl. seeking equal time for us. fcc equal time only applies during an election campaign. not after. alec baldwin quoted equal time? there is no more equal time. now you try to be president. that's pretty much it. telling donald trump he has to worry about helping people and on the what is on snl. saying if he needs more advice from him, he will be down the street. >> if you can get through the traffic. >> right. facebook taking heat for not cracking down on fake news shared on the site.
breaking overnight. a violent confrontation with the dakota pipeline potester prote police. some were trying to breach a bridge and reach the highway. some have been arrested. police say the ndemonstrate ors set serve firseveral fires in t area. proper testi protesters say the pipeline would destroy native-american
sites. the death toll following the train derailment in india has climbed to 142. the commuter train started screeching before metal-on-metal was heard. this is being called the worst train disaster in india in six years. to syria, the heaviest bombardment in five years. more than 300 people have been killed since the renewed bombing started a week ago. the air strikes knocked out all hospitals in eastern aleppo. word about a devastating weapon in the attacks. barrel bombs filled with chloride gas. jomana karadsheh has the latest from amman. >> reporter: boris, to let you know in the past half hour, we are receiving reports from
activists on the ground in eastern aleppo saying there are renewed air strikes today on several neighborhoods of eastern aleppo. there are several casualties. we will monitor the situation. this comes after the past six days of what has been described by all accounts as unprecedented bombardment of the besieged neighborhoods of eastern aleppo. we have seen neighborhoods pounded by hundreds of air strikes. the indiscriminate barrel bombs dropped on them in addition to the heavy artillery shelling. we had reports of a suspected poison gas. some say it was chlorine gas used in one instance where a family of six reported to have been killed in the attack. we have seen four hospitals attacked in the past week. the little health care that is left in that city now on the
verge of complete collapse. we have seen schools bombed on both sides of the frontline. the regime says this a prop preliminary operation on the push. the civilians are paying the heavy price with hundreds killed and wounded and facing the possibility of mass starvation. boris. >> and jomana, how does this come to a halt? is there any indication that there is any progress or peace efforts or talks to slow down the bombardment in aleppo? >> reporter: we heard officials say this needs to be resolved diplomatically. it cannot be a military solution. we have seen diplomacy fail over and over again with aleppo and
syria. we know the united nations is trying to work with all sides involved in the conflict. whether the syrian regime or rebels or russians to try to work on at least a humanitarian plan for eastern aleppo. so far, there seems to be no progress that we know of. we heard them say the rebels have agreed in principle to the humanitarian plan, but they are still waiting for the green light from the syrian regime and russians. boris. >> five years into the conflict. bloodshed and no progress made. jomana, thank you. we are expected to learn if employees at the o'hare airport will go on strike later this week. it is expected to learn later on this morning if they will walk off the job. employes voted last thursday to trying. they are pushing for a $15
hourly wage and better working conditions. monday night football heads to mexico city. raiders and texans. this will be the first monday night game played outside the u.s. there is no word on protests that may be planned with the charged political atmosphere on mexico during the election. it is interesting. ratings for the nfl this season have started to internationally, they are adding more games in london. let's get a check on cnn money stream. dow futures lower. s&p futures higher. markets are closed thursday for thanksgiving. so this is a short week. sometimes that can be nutty when you have a short week. with president-elect talking about filling his cabinet, investors will stay focused on appointments and policies.
stocks in europe and asia are trading mixed. apple with battery problems with iphone 6 devices. it is nothing like the samsung. a small number of users have report reported phones shutting down unexpectedly. it affects devices manufactured last fall. if you have experienced this issue, bring it to an apple store. it will check your serial number and replace your battery for free. and the backlash of the facebook fake news. mark zuckerberg says he will add stronger detection and early warning systems. the site is working with fact checkers. he initially called the fake news a crazy idea. in peru, he changed h ed his to >> we can work to give people a
voice, but we also need to do our part to stop the spread of hate and violence and misinformation. >> the volume of fake stuff is just unbelievable. facebook also will not place ads from fake news publishers on third party apps or web sites. facebook is a free and open platform or does it have to become more like -- i don't know. a gatekeeper of what is real information and what is not. >> there has been controversy on that. we will talk about that in the next hour as "early start" continues now. >> this is cnn breaking news. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm boris sanchez. it is monday, november 21st. four police officers shot in the line of duty across the nation in just the span of 24 hours. here's what we know. two incidents took place in
missouri. one in st. louis and the other in kansas city. two other officers were shot. one in sanibel, florida. the other in san antonio, texas. in st. louis, a 46-year-old sergeant was in his patrol car and shot twice by a gunman who pulled up alongside him and opened fire and sped off. that suspect was later killed by police. the officer is in critical, but stable condition. he is expected to survive. >> this officer was not involved in the traffic stop. he was not trying to pull this car over. this officer was driving down the road and ambushed by an individual who pointed a gun at him from inside of his car and shot out the police officer's window. >> until further notice, all officers in st. louis will ride two to a patrol car. the wounded sergeant spoke to fellow officers, but could not give a description of the shooter.