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that rally almost devolved into airing of grievances. this rally staying on message for donald trump where he pushed a heavy message for the military community only a few miles away from ft. bragg where he formally rolled his nominee for secretary of defense. >> i'm proud to formally announce today, my intention to nominate general james "mad dog" mattis as the next secretary of defense for the united states of america. >> i look forward to being the civilian leader as long as congress gives me the waiver and the senate votes to consent. >> he'll get that waiver, right? he'll get that waiver. over, if he didn't get that waiver there will be a lot of angry people. >> reporter: and both general mattis and donald trump, they're
alluding to this legal battle that mattis has in congress needs a special waiver to be considered for this job. the fact that mattis has retired from the military for three years and there is a statute on the books that requires officers in uniform to be out of uniform for seven years. trump sending a little bit of a warning sign, a threat to congress, you better get this passed through. meantime, donald trump will take to the road tomorrow to des moines, iowa. and he holds another one of these thank you rallies friday in michigan. sunlen serfaty, thank you. republicans are using a short-term spending bill to speed up the mattis nomination. they're adding language to the stop gap funding make that opposes time limits on the debate over whether to grant that special waiver mattis needs to become defense secretary. they want him cleared to take over the pentagon when president-elect trump is inaugurated. the federal government runs out of money friday. the house votes on the spending bill thursday.
the boeing company responding to donald trump's tweet slamming the price for a new jet said that comes outside of left field. trump's tweet that costs are out of control $4 billion and he did demanded that he cancel the order. boeing saying they have no idea where that $4 billion figure came from. they say the pentagon hasn't decided what bells and whistles it wants, nor has there been a decision on whether to buy two or to buy three. the aircraft maker says it can lower costs, but only if the pentagon eases the specifications that it requires. donald trump used to hold shares in boeing, but he sold that position, along with the rest of his stock portfolio. trump transition spokesman jason miller telling reporters yesterday that trump dumped all of his stockholdings in june. a financial disclosure submitted in may showed holtings at about 100 other companies including once again, boeing, apple, microsoft, ge and pepsi. in total the shares amounted to $10 million just a tiny fraction
of trump's billionaire net worth. but here's the thing. verifying whether trump actually sold the stock that's going to be more difficult. because he's not required to file another disclosure until may of 2018. however, all other presidents have voluntarily submitted their financial holdings in the first year in office, since the ethics passed it in me1978. and the address wasn't met as a message to the president-elect, but there were times when mr. obama sounded like he was speaking -- well, speaking to an audience of one. white house correspondent michelle cmis michelle kosinski has more from
tampa. >> this was a brought explanation of policies over the last eight years but it also serves as almost a warning to the next administration you that need to be extremely care with these intricate complexities of national security, otherwise you could make things worse. when you think about it, this is how this administration continues to community with the next one. the president continuing to hit the same points and set up these contrasts between his policies and some of the things that donald trump has said. for example, the president's continued attempts to close gitmo calling it a blot on our national honor. his opposition to enhance interrogation techniques or torture saying adherence to the rule of law is not a weakness but in fact is our greatest national strength. also on the muslim issue, arcably the most controversial part of donald trump's campaign platform. listen. >> united states of america is
not a country that imposes religious tests as a price for freedom. we're a country that was founded so that people could practice their faiths as they choose. united states of america is not a place where some citizens have to withstand greater scrutiny or carry a special i.d. card or prove that they're not an enemy from within. we're a country that has bled and struggled and sacrificed against that kind of discrimination and arbitrary rule. here in our own country and around the world. >> this was not the fiery president obama we saw in on the campaign trail but this was the lawyerly president obama making a careful case for why he believes his policies are the ones to carry forward and looking long term. it can almost be summed up in one sentence that he used, that he takes the fight to terrorists everywhere, not through invasion, but through a network of partnerships. george and alison. let's go ahead and dig into
politics with cnn politics reporter eugene scott right here on the set. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> let's talk what trump revealed last night about his defense pick. a controversial one, general james mattis. and it's interesting because mattis is going to need a waiver from congress because the retired general hasn't been out of uniform long enough. but i want you to listen to what donald trump said and then we'll talk about it. >> okay. >> he'll get that waiver, right? he's going to get that. oh, if he didn't get that waiver, there will be a lot of angry people. such a popular choice. >> so, he's almost daring congress, you know, hey, wait a minute, don't block this. what kind of strategy is this? it almost feels a little like -- should i say bullying? >> yeah, i think we do know that there is support format its among the civilian base. the reality is there's some
concern about the number of generals trump has tapped to be in his cabinet. we should ask difficult questions about that, whether or not they will waive the rule and allow him to serve remains to be seen. >> i want to get into the topic of ambiguity. the question of whether or not donald trump told his stock or not. there's ambiguity there. we don't know for sure. and whether the investment truly played a hand in touch power, was that in the works before he won the election? so when it comes to donald trump and his issue of ambiguity, it seems to some extent, people are asked to take him at his word. the benefit of the doubt was given. >> i was actually thinking about that quite a bit when he mentioned how supporters will respond if mattis wasn't approved. and now the media is criticized for taking him literally. well, the reality is sometimes, we don't know exactly what he's
saying and there's more information needed to get a clear idea. i think what we have to do is continue to ask follow-up questions to see what he really means. wee seen in the past what he has said hasn't been always been what he meant. >> these stories come up we have to stay on them? >> right. asking for proof, asking for receipts. asking exactly did you sell your stock when you said you did? >> right. >> and speaking of the strange things he does. some think is strange, he wasn't ahead and tweeted about boeing. and then he actually came out and talked to reporters at trump tower. list ton this. >> well, the plane is totally out of control. it's going to be over $4 billion for the air force one program. and i think it's ridiculous. i think boeing is doing a little bit of a number. we want boeing to make a lot of money, but not that much money. okay. thank you. >> that was after the tweet.
what's interesting here, he came out to the cameras and he's talking about fighting for u.s. taxpayers. it's hard to go against something like that. >> yeah, but i think what people need to know is that u.s. air force one is like the most sophisticated aircraft in the world. there's a great piece on cnnpolitics.com from reporters who have flown on the plane. i think what we have to communicate is that boeing isn't just throwing this number out there. the pentagon and white house has put specifications in place that require the costs to be what they are. they can be lower, but it's not something that boeing can do without permission. whether or not they will actually get to a number that trump will agree with, we'll have to see. >> and see if that number is question, that $4 billion. >> yes. >> and the plane, if you lower the specifications -- >> is it safe? >> yeah. >> eugene scott, thank you. that story, the
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♪ whoa, talkin' 'bout my love ♪ welcome back to "early start." i'm george howell. donald trump is taking credit for a $50 billion investment in the u.s. by the japanese tech conglomerate that has been announced. the president-elect making an appearance in the lobby of trump tore with the ceo of softbank. you see him here. the japanese internet and telecommunications giant plans to invest heavily in u.s. startups, creating 50,000 jobs. and donald trump is insisting the deal only happened because he won the election. following the story, cnn's andrew stevens is live in hong
kong this hour. an drushg the question is is there any way to determine with certainty whether donald trump did indeed play a role. have a hand in this. >> at this stage, no, george is the short answer. we have to take donald trump's word that it was indeed only his election that guaranteed masayoshi son putting $50 billion into taking investments to 58 some 50,000 jobs over a four-year time frame. what we do know, though, where the money is coming from, masayoshi son told "the wall street journal" that had will come from a $100 billion fund, a tech fund. $25 billion has been but in by son's own company softbank. $45 billion is coming from the saudis. the saudi war fund is putting in a big chunk of money. that $50 million coming to the
u.s. is actually been announced in october. whether it's because of donald trump we can't say. what we can say, though, this fund was set up to invest around the world in tech companies and tech startups. and would you have to say if you're looking around the world for technology startups, technology investments, you have to go to the united states. you've got silicon valley there. you've got the home of so many incredible tech companies. so it may well have been planned in that direction before that election result. >> but also as you point out, andrew, that a big portion of that money is coming from saudi arabia, and that is a nation that donald trump has been highly critical of in his many speeches. andrew stevens live for us. thank you for the reporting. here at home -- fire officials in oakland say they still don't know what caused the fire that ripped through the ghost ship warehouse over the weekend, killing 36 people. investigators are said to be looking at a malfunctioning refrigerator near where the fire
began as a possible source. authorities say one of the witnesses to escaped the flames say they saw flames coming from the refrigerator. today marks the 71st anniversary on the attack on pearl harbor. thousands of veterans and a few remaining survivors will attend a ceremony set to happen this morning. on monday the japanese prime minister shinzo abe announced he will visit the site of that attack in late december with president obama making him the first japanese leader to do so since the end of world war ii. speaking to reporters abe replied the gesture is a way of mirroring the commitment shown by president obama to japan/u.s. relations when he visited hiroshima in may. i'm taking out my fuzzy socks, you know why, because a blast of cold air is coming through the u.s. let's bring in pedram javaheri for the forecast. >> good morning.
we're getting ready for the wrath over the next few days. if you think it's cold outside, wait until you see what we have in store for us. you see the season's coldest air masses in some places could be 15 to 20 degrees below normal you. you get into the arctic environmentnd you see that. 20 degrees the best for minneapolis almost 40 yesterday for a high temperature. places like chicago dropping down to 30 when 41 degrees was yesterday's high temperature. in fact when you take a look at the year we've had with 27,000 record high temperatures versus 4,000 record low temperatures for every seven record highs we've just got one record low. we're going to set a few record lows over the coming days. we take a look at 36 in detroit. about 47 in new york city. the temps want to drop off in the upper 30s, george and alison.
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partying with his boys from boston. chris sale, easily, changing his socks from white to red. the red sox starting rotation is absurd. they have this year's cy young winner. rick porcello. david price and now sale. they're so loaded that the yankees gm brian cashman actually called them the golden state warriors of baseball. they're loaded. vegas agreed. 10 to 1, to 5 to 1 to win the world series after trading sale. >> the raiders and chiefs doing battle in the big nfl matchup. tomorrow night in kansas city for a pivotal afc matchup. oakland has been the surprise team of the year. 10-2 but they haven't beaten the chiefs committee last four attempts. they know exactly what's on the line. >> they've been asking me, they beat me this many times, when
i'm preparing for these guys, it never goes through my head. >> we know, again, they just stand in the way of our goals of winning the division. so, we need to take care of them. >> there's a feel-good for you. zach randolph returning to his grizzly squad after missing seven games due to the death of his mom. randolph closed down the rebound to seal the deal for his team. memphis wins, after the game, he talked about his mother. >> you know, my mom is all i had, you know. all we had. this is what i did it for. she was the rock of this family. she was my number one fan. she watched every game, you know. my phone be ringing now. >> he said his mom used to call
him right after every single game. my mom would want me to get back. don't sit around and be sad. just get out there. just like george howell after celebrating his birthday. i'd like to say happy belated birthday. i'm sorry i didn't make it. but i hear you tore up that pool table. >> thanks, coy. president-elect donald trump on the second leg of his thank you tour. formally introducing his pick for defense secretary. and almost daring congress to try to block his confirmation. details coming up on "early start." what makes this simple salad the best simple salad ever?
nominee to run the defense department. >> he says there will be angry people. plans for a brand new air force jet one -- air force one, rather, up in the air. the president-elect saying the price tag, just doesn't fly with him. pretsident obama's last security message may be meant for donald trump without mentioning his name. i'm alison kosik. >> and i'm george howell. president-elect donald trump planning to unify the nation on one hand and warning others on the block for secretary of defense. trump in the battleground state of north carolina. trump also introducing his nominee there, defense secretary james mattis. he noted that the retired general will need a special waiver in order to take that position. he almost dared congress not to give it to him with the crowd. cnn's sunlen serfaty has the
latest from north carolina. >> reporter: good morning, george and alison, president president trump holding his second rally here in fayetteville, north carolina. that rally almost evolved into an airing of grievances. this rally almost staying on message from president-elect donald trump where he pushed a message only a few miles away from ft. bragg, where he formally rolled out his nominee for secretary of defense. >> i'm proud to formally announce today my intention to nominate general james "mad dog" mattis as the next secretary of defense. for the united states of america. >> i look forward to being a civilian leader so long as the congress gives me the waiver and
the senate votes to consent. >> he'll get that waiver, right? he's going to get that. oh, if he didn't get that waiver, there would be a lot of angry people. >> and both general mattis and donald trump there alluding to this legal battle that they have ahead in congress that mattis needs to have a special waiver from congress in order to be considered for this year. the fact that mattis is only retired from the military for three years. and there is a statute on the books that requires officers in uniform to be out of uniform for seven years. trump sending a little warning sign, a threat to congress, you better get this passed through. in the meantime, donald trump will take to the road tomorrow to des moines, iowa. and he tolds another one of these thank you rallies friday in michigan. george and alison. republicans are using a short-term spending bill to speed up its nomination of mattis. they're adding language to the
stop gap funding measure that imposes time limits on the debate of whether to grant that special waiver that mattis needs to become defense secretary. they want him cleared to take over the pentagon when president-elect trump is inaugurated. now, the federal government government runs out of money midnight friday. the house votes on the spending bill thursday. >> the boeing company responding to donald trump's feet slamming the price for the new jumbo set saying it came out of left field. trump's tweets say out of control and went on to say $4 billion and demanded cancel order. boeing officials say they have no idea where that $4 billion figure came from. they say the pentagon hasn't even decided yet what bells and whistles to add to the plane. nor has there been a decision whether to buy two planes or three planes. the aircraft maker says it can lower costs but only if the pentagon eases the specifications. we've learned that donald trump used to own shares in
boeing but he sold that stock along with the rest of his portfolio. trump actually dumped all of his stock holdings in june. a financial disclosure submitted in may showed trump owned stock in about 100 companies including boeing, apple, microsoft, ge and pepsi. in total the shares amounted to $10 million. just a tiny fraction of trump's billionaire net worth. but here's the thing, verifying whether trump actually sold the stocks that's going to be difficult because he's not required to file another disclosure until may 2018. but trump has repeatedly warned of a stock bubble. if he did cash out, he's missed gains. s&p up 4% since elected. and the s&p up 5.5% since he allegedly ditched the stocks in june. the president of the united states, barack obama checking
off a special balk on this to-do list, speaks to troops at macdill air force base. the address wasn't meant for the president-elect. still there were times where mr. obama sounded like he was speaking to an audience of one. michelle kosinski has more from tampa. >> hi, george and alison. this was a broad defense. an explanation of president obama's policies against terrorism and national security over the last eight years. but it also serves as almost a warning to the next administration that you need to be extremely careful with these intricate complexities of national security. otherwise, you could make problems worse. and when you think about it, this is how this administration continues to communicate with the next one. the president continuing to hit the same points and set up these contrasts between his policies and some of the things that
donald trump has seaid. for example, the president's continued attempts to close gitmo. calling it a blot on honor. and the techniques of torture saying adherence to law is not only a weakness but our greatest strength. and the muslim issue. listen. >> united states of america is not a country that imposes religious tests for a price of freedom. we're a country that was founded so people could practice their faiths as they choose. the united states of america is not a place where some citizens have to withstand great scrutiny or carry a special i.d. card or prove that they're not an enemy from within. we're a country that has bled and sacrificed against that kind of discrimination and ash contrary rule. here in our own country and
around the world. >> this was not the fiery president obama that we saw on the campaign trail. this was the lawyerly president obama, making a careful case for why he believes his policies are the ones to carry forward. and looking long term. it could almost be summed up in one sentence that he used. he takes the fight to terrorists everywhere, not through invasion. but through a network of partnerships. george and alison. >> michelle kosinski, thank you so much. a lot to talk about this morning. to do so, let's bring in cnn politics reporter eugene scott live here on the set. good to have you. >> thanks. >> let's talk about what we heard in michelle kosinski's reports. the president of the united states, the diplomacy he's used to reach agreements like the iran nuclear agreement to limit their capabilities. very different from the man set to replace him. let's talk about the president talk about that specific deal
given that the fact that january 20th there will be a change. >> terrorists would love to see us walk away from the type of work that builds international coalitions and end conflicts and stops the spread of deadly weapons. it would make life easier for them. it would be a tragic mistake for us. >> so, the american people will soon see a big shift. and some people like the style of barack obama. maybe half the nation. the other half likes the style of donald trump and it will be a new direction. >> very much so. when i looked at that speech what i saw was the president defending attacks against him that argue he's not a strong president. his idea is that being intentional and being strategic and being tempered is actually the most effective way to be effective in this war, as opposed to being very aggressive and loud. it's very interesting to see that he made the statement this is a long-range war as we've already seen. but he made it very clear that
it's not going to wrap up generally as we've seen wars wrap up. >> to business to style. and trump's style clearly taking people by surprise in the morning. i'm talking about boeing. i want to show you this tweet that he put out early yesterday morning. boeing is building a brand new 747 air force one for future presidents. but costs are out of control. more than $4 billion. cancel order. then he comes out at trump tower and he says this. >> well, the plane is totally out of control. it's going to be over $4 million. it's for air force one program. and i think it's ridiculous. i think boeing is doing a little bit of a number. we want boeing to make a lot of money, but not that much money. okay. thank you. >> so boeing leaders say they were caught by surprise, but this is kind of that somewhat folksy style of looking out for the u.s. taxpayer. but he's kind of singling out
this country, almost shaming boeing. what is it about his strategy and how effective it. >> i think it's putting boeing on defense that the planes sore so expensive not because they want to trick them out but the white house has specifications to keep the president and his cabinets, whoever he is traveling with, as safe as possible. i think some of those can be explained more in some of these security briefings that i think trump is missing. i think what we need to do is ask more questions regarding what would he do for future presidents if the contract is cancelled. >> george w. bush flew in his plane for hours after 9/11 and that plane has to be able to sustain that. eugene, thank you so much. president-elect donald trump taking credit for bringing a $50 billion investment and 50,000 new jobs into the united states. here's the question, was that deal already in the works before donald trump was elected? we'll follow the story -- next.
welcome back. donald trump is taking credit for a $50 billion investment in the united states by a japanese tech conglomerate. the president-elect making an appearance in the lobby of trump tower with the ceo of softbank. that's the japanese telecommunications giants. it plans invest heavily in u.s. startups creating 50,000 jobs. trump insisting the deal only happening because he won the election. let's get the latest from cnn's andrew stevens live from hong kong. so, is there a way to really track if trump had a huge hand in ushering in this deal, knowing that the fund was actually set up before election day? >> well, not really unless the softbank boss comes out, alison, and details the time line of what's going on.
what we do know at this stage, details are few and par between at the moment. what we do know where the money's going to come from that $50 billion. masayoshi son talking to "the wall street journal" saying it would come from the investment fund announced back in october, which obviously was before the election. now that investment fund is a joint venture if you like between softbank, softbank vision fund and the saudi investors. softbank is putting in $25 billion into this fund. other investors we don't know who at this stage will make up the rest. so the money is still coming in. it has not yet gone in. so there has been no physical investments but it's had the fund to invest in tech startsups. if you'd think if they're
looking around the world one of the best operations they would be looking at is the united states in given that the silicon valley is in the united states. so there's that. the or thing that people are saying this is a four-year time frame, alison, to create 50,000 jobs to investing in tech companies. if they're startups, as you know, startups don't employ a lot of manpower so getting that $50 billion is a pretty aggressive target. certainly, it's a boost for donald trump just telling he's putting $50 billion into your economy when he's saying we need to get jobs, get places moving again. >> obviously creating jobs, bringing jobs to the u.s. was a huge issue for trump on the campaign trail. and that photo op yesterday kind of put the icing on the cake for him andrew stevens, thanks very much. time to take a look at what's coming up on "new day." alisyn camerota is here. >> if you watched van jones'
special "the messy truth" you saw memorable moments. we'll have updates. there was an exchange between an immigrant, brought here at 7 years and former senators rick santorum. it was a very emotional moment. this morning, we're live with that woman after the exchange that you saw on tv. and we're also going to that couple that van talked who voted for barack obama twice and became trump supporters. we'll have the follow up and breaking news and cabinet appointments and everything sells when chris and i see you at the top of the hour. >> three, two -- >> stop. big u.s. companies are thrilled with donald trump but there's one important business move he likely won't be making when he takes office. i'm going to tell you what that is, next. hey there, hi.
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welcome back to "early start." i'm george howell. today markings the 75th anniversary of the attack on praerl harbor. thousands of veterans and a few remaining survivors will attend a ceremony that is set for later this morning. on monday, the japanese prime minister shinzo abe announced he will visit the site of that attack in late december, alongside the president of the united states barack obama making him the first japanese leader to do so since the end of world war ii. here at home, fire officials in oakland say they still don't know what caused the fire that ripped through the ghost ship warehouse over the weekend killing 36 people. investigators are said to be looking at a malfunctioning refrigerator near where the fire began as a possible source. authorities say one of the witnesses who escaped the flames say they saw flames coming from the refrigerator. the head of the standing rock sioux tribe said thousands
of people who stood together to protest the dakota pipeline should now go home. son sunday, a court denied a permit that would have allowed the pipeline to cross under the missouri river. the chairman said the next stage will be focused on legal battles. in a statement, the chairman thanks demonstrators and asked them to leave the land as they found it. and now to talk about the frigid air making its way across the u.s., meteorologist pedram javaheri has more. >> good morning. the pattern across the country is pretty remarkable. look at the high temperatures expected in bismarck. 7 degrees. it's almost 70 degrees warmer as you work your way to northern florida to jacksonville, things about to change for just about everyone. new england could get rain around new york city and parts of boston as well but it's a quick-moving disturbance that exits the picture here then we set the stage for an absolute
polar plunge in temperatures for the next several days. this is part one that has the potential of a two-part blast of cold air. one now and one later next week. the forecast, of course, in recent months is all about eck treatment heat. we've had 27,000 record high temperatures set and 4,000 record lows. the ratio is for every seven record highs we set a record low. chicago high temperatures, lower 20s in new york. upper 30s by this weekend. we'll leave you with this, george and alison, look at this. minus 3 in chicago's forecast. >> burr, thanks, pedram. and the dow, futures are higher after another record high yesterday. stock markets are up. they're enjoying solid gains as well. shares in asia up up overnight. two winners, sprint and t-mobile
both wireless carriers gaining 1% after trump's tweet about japan's investment softbank in the u.s. a senate committee holding a hearing on the $85 billion mega merger between at&t and time warner. lawmakers will hear from time warns's jeff bewkes. and randall stevenson is also going to appear. he will say the deal is going to disrupt the current cable tv structure. also making an appearance, billionaire mark cuban will be testifying. a verbal supporter of the merger. reduced regulations will help their businesses grow. a survey of executives by the business round table finds 67% expect sales to increase over the next six months. that's up from last quarter. and 35% expect to hire more
workers, during the first half of next year. that's also a significant rise. but business leaders are still hesitant about spending money. the percentage that said they expect to increase capital spending is actually dropping. the ceo of heavy equipment maker caterpillar says an increase there will follow economic growth. and we are seeing confidence in the stock market for sure. >> it's all in the money stream. if you don't have it, you want to get it. president-elect donald trump is touring the country, he's talking about his two simple rules for rebuilding america. "new day" starts right now. we build up our military, not as an act of aggression, but as an act of prevention. >> these terrorists can never directly destroy our way of life. but we can do it for them if we lose track of who we are. >> general mattis is the living embodyment of the marine corps
model. semper fideles. >> $4 billion i think boeing is doing a little bit of a number. "new day" with chris cuomo. good morning. it's wednesday, 6:00 o'clock in the east. up first, the thank you tour comes to north carolina. the president-elect giving a big speech. does he have a plan to put america first? it certainly sounds good but what do we learn about how these going to create jobs, cut taxing and repeal obamacare. trump did but meat on the bones of >> meanwhile donald trump is touting his skills with a
japanese telecom giant. we have it all covered for you. let's begin with jessica schneider outside of trump tower in new york. good morning, jessica. >> the inclment weather could not stop donald trump from getting to those clouds in north carolina. it was a thank you rally where he largely stuck to script and also promising unity and also touting his business expertise and his election win. >> we will have two simple rules when it comes to rebuilding this country. buy american and hire american. >> reporter: taking his first first message to north carolina, the president-elect vowing to protect american jobs. >> we will defeat the enemy on jobs and we have to look at it almost as a war. >> reporter: donald trump, once again, taking aim at corporate america. the president-elect spent much of tuesday criticizing a government contract with boeing to build a new air force one. trump tweeting, costs are out of