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in the end, the incoming president sat down for an hour and 15 minute, wide ranging on the our discussion. this is as close to a press conference as we have gotten out of donald trump since july 20 seven. -- 27. it did not disappoint. among the topics addressed, trump seemed to change course on climate change, saying he would keep an open mind on the paris climate accord heard he also said there is quote, some connectivity between humans and climate change. trump was lukewarm on the idea of prosecuting hillary clinton for her "sins" regarding email, saying he would be divisive for the country. the incoming president disavowed groups of white supremacists who have been celebrating his election victory and defended his appointment of alt-reich figure steve bannon, and if he thought bannon was racist, he quote, wouldn't even think of
hiring him. trump said he is following the law and as president he has more important things to worry about than boosting his bottom line. trump fielding questions on several other subjects. nicole, there is a lot to talk about here. we are going to spend a fair amount of time talking about it and what stands out to you from this press conference? >> so first, i watched an experienced this by following maggie's tweets. this is a remarkable development that trump is ushering in. i think he's the first post-twitterverse tweeter to be elected president.
as a journalist, what did you think of watching it unfold in real-time? when george bush would have supporters in, they would come in, they would do their interview and have to go and write a story, file it. this was different to me as a communications professional. we got to experience it in real time without any sort of prioritizing. >> president-elect trump has put twitter at the center of his communication strategy and in doing it this way, in arranging this meeting with the "times" editors and having a private press conference, he sort of forces them to use his medium of choice to report on what he was saying rather than using the normal television camera and broadcast. it seems to me -- i would love to see the transcript of the whole thing. other stories being written. it
seems to me that in almost every way, apart from trashing the content -- the "times" and the way he started yesterday with network anchors, kind of criticizing him for the way they had treated him unfairly, in every other way he seemed to be trying to reassure people and turn down the temperature on his rhetoric and clumsy but trying to assuage people's fears. it was very interesting to me that the meeting yesterday, which seems to be the more bombastic donald trump, is sort
of an escalation and that might bring some people back into the fold, main stream republicans that have harbored mistrust. but i thought yesterday was sort of a chilling warning to his detractors in the media, back to sort of the bullying. i thought it was in very start contrast. >> yeah, especially if you believe that a meeting was held, a tantrum was staged and then they said i don't know who could have possibly leaked that story. now it seems it may be trump who leaked it.
every administration i have covered comes into power and believes it has mastered a new technological tool whether it was bill clinton with satellite television or others with facebook. in other words, we've found a way around the gate keepers, a way to communicate directly with the american people, go over their heads, around the side door. well, you can do that a little bit but in the end you still need 9 main stream media. coming up, we get a line into kellyanne conway. donald trump's senior advisor joins us next. stay tuned.
washington, d.c.? who knows. she joins us now from trump tower. kell dell, what is the proper line for donald trump to draw regarding his business interests when he becomes president? >> whatever the legal lines dictate, of course. he'll comply with all of that and he's made clear all along that his adult children will be managing the family business. obviously these are not entry-level positions. they're already respected executives andmentees of -- in the business. you have seen their handiwork. i think the old post office building in d.c. is a great until -- example of under budget, on time work that these adult children do and we'll -- he'll do that. he has a team of lawyers and accounts and advisors who will make sure he complies with the lie.
-- law. >> some suggest just complying with the law isn't enough. is it appearances as well? >> that's the typical response of a politician comblo's not been a successful businessman and job creator. t from that i think he has to apply with the law and that should be the appearance. in other words, people will know he has a full-time job as president and commander of the -- in chief of the united states. he's committed to that. he's already said he won't take a salary. he will donate that to charity. but there is no reason to believe that this man is lying or won't do what he's supposed to do upon taking office. >> 9 wall street journal wrote a strongly-worded edtore combral about this. they are not professional politicians and have been as you know certainly friendly to capitalism.
the op-ed was about the political damage to the administration if mr. trump doesn't liquidate hays d his business holdings. he's going to be constantly scrutinized for his pecuniary interests in holdings on a wide variety of issues. is "the wall street journal," from the perspective of wanting him to succeed, not being critical of him, that -- right that it might be the safest thing to liquidate the assets and move forward? >> well, first, he's already made clear he has a 100-day plan. if you are talking about the fact he wants to create 25 million jobs over 10 years and release coal and shale and other energy interests, we already know what he stands for.
it's not like he's going to invent policy based on a business he is no longer involved in or not, temporarily not involved in. but secondly, more importantly, as president of the united states he will have no authority whatsoever over what is happening in his business, what the acquisitions are. the most important part about this is people never look at the other side of the ledger. how many tens of millions of dollars has donald trump and his family sacrificed in order for him to run for president? first of all they spent a lot of money and other businesses have been in abeyance, with the three adult children also on the campaign trail and him being away from his business for a year and a half to do this and now for the next four to eight. it's actually the money they've lost that nobody wants to talk about, not what he might gain
based on different positions. >> he decided to run voluntarily so those sacrifices are ones he decided it take on himself. the question is really what rulings the e.e.o.c. or national labor relations board might bake with employees where specific businesses of his would be affected by legislate isk or legal rulings. or foreign policy with interests much his in south america or sabre -- ashea. he's not -- asia. he's not laid out his policies on those issues and they will be called into question if he makes decisions that seem to benefit his businesses. >> it sounds as if they'll be called into question no matter what. i know the results of the election are very you have to -- tough for you to swallow, john.
this man understands america and will now represent all americans but this whole line of argument is presumptively negative and accuseatory. >> with all due respect, kelly, "the wall street journal" -- >> i did -- >> you should read the article. it has nothing to did election results. it has everything this -- to did with standards. >> i did read it. no, you are presuming this does because some people are still in political campaign mode and have, like, political ptsd of sorts. you are accusing him of making policies based on things he's not even talking about. you are presuming he's doing this for the wrong reasons where
most americans that voted for him, 300 and some electoral votes, that ain't nothing, believe that he's actually going to go there and work their them, not just line his own pockets. i find a lot of argument -- of course it's your show and you are welcome to do it of course -- but i find a lot of the line of argument accusatory. >> let's switch to a new topic, rudy giuliani reportedly being considered as director of national intelligence. is that true and would he be good at that? >> he would be great at any job. mr. trump's first criteria for that or any job is that you are qualified and capable to do the job day one. secondly, i know he was out in bedminster yesterday and had a great -- >> is he being considered for
director of national intelligence? >> he's being considered for any one of a number of positions. >> is that one of them? >> could be. that's for somebody who is expert in those areas. intelligence gathering, security. he obviously is well respected around the world and would command a certain presence representing the president-elect and his administration but the fact is that when the president elect is filling his cabinet he has to think about how everyone is working together and who is the best person for each of those jobs. to john's other point before, i think the diversity of people who have come through the door is just a remarkable group of men and women from different political, economic, social backgrounds, certainly different races, ethnicities and religious persuasions. it's been quite a group of people who in many cases just
wanted to come and offer advice and counsel and their vision for the country. for some that will lead or could lead to a formal position in this administration but for all of them, i assure you, they're just happy to have the time with the president-elect and the vice president-elect to share their ideas and offer their support. we're also thrilled it includes people from the other side of the aisle like tulsi gabbard and revered business people by robert johnson. and cathy mcmorris rodgers, the highest-ranking woman in congress, who gave birth three times while in congress. a remarkable personal and professional story. they just keep coming. they're folks who have been captains of industry, job seekers, job creators. it's just an incredible group of men and women, and thank you for covering it.
>> we heard from donald trump election night. that's relatively long for a president-elect the is there a reason why he's not done that? and when can we expect to hear from him? >> i think you will hear from him soon but he's incredibly busy. john, we publish his schedule every day and it's just one after another after another interview. when he's not interviewing people in person he's taking calls from people cross the globe. he's been incredibly busy doing that and then reflecting and discussing the interviews he's just had. today we had an amazing off the record meeting here with the top executives and anchors from the three major networks and a couple of the cable stations and i thought he very much enjoyed that discussion.
i thought it was a fabulous opportunity for them to be with each other and so we have the press here in the lobby every day. they have access to any number of different people coming in and out of trump tower. we make many people available to them. people were -- who are meeting with president-elect trump and we feel like this is a very transparent process where you literally can see the people coming in and out of the two buildings as they meet with the president-elect. >> has a single thing gone wrong with the transition so far? >> hm. not really. i can tell you it's high energy. great deal of excitement but the excitement is now being funneled into the very serious business of helping him make decisions on his cabinet and his senior staff. i was in washington, d.c. last week. most of our transition team is in washington, d.c. steps away
from the white house and they are, it's really remarkable to me anyway to see people standing shoulder to shoulder, millenials born after reagan left office and men and women who served on his team and in his administration. there is just this buzz of activity and focus and those people who nobody is paying attention to what they're doing. they're making sure that everything at the different agencies is as it should be, making sure they work with president obama and his current administration on these very important decisions and testimonies. so it's very exciting to all of us involved here in this and i will tell you it's going incredibly smoothly. it's like scheduling the interview version of rallies for donald trump.
>> i got to ask you about one report in "the new york post" real quick. it says during the meeting today with the network anchors and executives that at one point donald trump exploded at them in anger. is that true? >> no. that's not true. i sat right to the left in the meeting. and he's the president-elect, he won. winning solves a lot of problems and makes a lot of statements. i'm really happy that he reached out to them after a very long, bruising, hard-fought, not always fairly covered campaign. >> kellyanne conway, thank you. >> now he'll be dealing as the president-elect with the media including bloomberg. ♪
>> it wasn't justify the potential trump administration officials at the tower today. donald trump met with a number of anchors, including wolf blitzer and george stephanopoulos. "the new york post" reported tonight that the meeting did not go all that well. they said trump occasionally lashed out at some of the participants. kellyanne conway denied that a few moments ago. trump has done only one one-on-one interview since he became president elect and he's not p done any victory rallies, no thank you tour or veterans events or indoor photo ops since he was elected the leader of these united states. so far every person he's selected for the cabinet as administration has been announced by written notice.
if you buy the notion that he's just too busy doing other innings? or is there some other reason he's staying off camera? john: i do not buy the notion that he's too busy to do some things on camera just because all presidents are busy and they still find time to do a press conference. all presidents are busy and they still find time to do a press he han't done a speech, hasn't done any of the things you just retailed. i just think these appointments it would benefit him to explain them, makele -- the argument for in --? of these somewhat controversial people. michael flynn, jeff sessions. controversy -- controversial guys. i think in a brief way to set up the discussion of ha his notions were would help. >> my -- mark: my theory is he's enjoying doing what he wants to do.
he is enjoying the power and the media speculation and when you run for president, particular hi someone who's never done this before, a lot of his day was filled with you have to get on this plane, fly to this place. i think he's just enjoying the fact that he doesn't have to perform in public and he's taking a break from it. john: he would also like to see his home. there's that. i don't think it's disastrous he's not done more. it's just odd given owe voluble he used to be in other settings, when he used to be on trigs wall to wall. >> except that he basically did one or two events a day for most of the campaign. i think he likes to dole out portions of trump on his own time-table and right now there is just no reason for if. i do think he is having an
extraordinary number of meetings. >> -- john: i'm p going to call kellyanne conway a liar but having just read that story, given the multiple sources confirming the con tent u.s.c.ness, without impuning kellyanne conway's crebled -- credibility, there say lot of consistency throughout the accounts. mark: unless the people were trump officials, shame on the people who agreed to go to an off the record meeting and shared accounts of it. john: i do know some who that shared those accounts. mark: i can tell you this. he is mad at cnn, i can tell you he is mad at cnn, i can tell you that. john: i think he's pretty mad at a lot of people. mark: i would say he's particularly mad at cn nmple. john: stick around.
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john: welcome back. the race for the presidency may be over but the race for house minority leader has just begun. joining us now from his home town of youngstown, ohio is congressman tim ryan, who is challenging nancy pelosi. what's wrong with her as leader? >> well, what's wrong is we keep losing. i love nancy. she was a mentor of mine. i have a lot of respect for her. she is a historic figure but we keep losing. we are down 68 seats since 2010. smallest democratic caucus we've
had since 1929. we have to keep score here and if a coach keeps having losing seasons, even though it's tough, we have got to get a new coach. john: the minority leadership job in congress is both a legislative job and has political implications. you are pointing to a political problem. what makes you think you are qualified having never held a leadership position in the house before to lead the democrats on a legislative agenda in terms of trying stop donald trump's ideas and get things done for the democratic party? >> well, i know how to fight. i think that will be important in the next two years. you have to work your way back into the majority. we can talk as democrats all we want about infrastructure or the future of work or you know, technology, all that stuff. it doesn't mean a hill be beans if you are not in the majority. so this stuff is very integrated
and i just believe that under the current leadership, we cannot get the 40 or so seats back that are not on the coasts. if we're going to get back into the majority, we've got to build up that blue wall that collapsed. we've got to go into southern states and win congressional seats. there is going to be an opportunity to do that because of the cycle. we are going to have an opportunity but we better position ourselves properly with the right message and right messengers to go out and scoop those trump voters and bring them back into the democratic fold. wonbviously, donald trump your state. do you see any parallels or are there examples you will follow from his political arc this year? do you see yourself and your political efforts as having any parallels to his in the way you
are trying to topple an establishment figure? he toppled 16 in my party. do you see yourself as the donald trump in this race? >> well, i have been talking about issues that donald trump was talking about, economic issues anyway for a long time. there have been a lot of other democrats doing that. if we're going to get back into the game as democrats, it's about having a robust economic message. we can be progressive, stand up for all those very important issues we all believe in it, equality for all and all the rest. those are important but the lead issue's got to be economics, nicole. it's got to be robust every single day. trump had people disagreeing with so many different things he did and said. but the fact of the matter is his economic message drowned out every other issue people were talking about. we need to do that as democrats because i feel we are better on those issues then he will be. >> but it sounds like you are angry that hillary clinton ran a campaign that focused on other
issues. equality i think you mentioned. are you angry at the campaign she ran? >> i'm turning the page. i'm heartbroken about tuesday night. it was an earthquake that came through the industrial midwest and the great lakes states. i'm heartbroken but look, i come out of sports. you get knocked down, you go back up. you watch film, figure out who the opponents are and you've got to turn the page. to my fellow democrats, we have to ask ourselves the question. how many seats do we have to lose before we are willing to make a change? 70 seats? 80 seats? 90 seats? what's the number before the level goes off and we say look, we have a responsibility to our kids and grandkids and our party to make a change. john: you understand the rust belt. you are kind of a champion here of lunch pail economics. richard trumka, a guy who shares
a lot of yours views about a lot of things, tweeted out that nancy pelosi was with us before and after the election and her agenda is our agenda and that's why we're with her to be leader. what do you say to trumka? >> i love rich trumka, but we saw what happened tuesday and it's time for a change. i'm running against nancy pelosi . i'm having a lot of disagreements with people in my party. i am pulling the fire alarm because the house is burning down. we can sit here and play the traditional game and get where we got. where we are right now is not where i want to be. we've got a lot of young people in this party that want to move up. we have a dynamic agenda. we have a good agenda. we understand the economy and how to rebuild it. that message is not getting out. we've got to change the quarterback and it's just time to do that. i love rich but i think we've got to go in another direction.
mark: welcome back. we're bringing in two friends of the show that also happen to be brilliant political operatives. steve mcmann in washington, d.c. , and kim, also in washington, d.c. nice to see you both. kim, you have had varying views about donald trump over the course of the campaign. at this moment, your view of president-elect trump is? fill in the blank.
>> uh, it's a wait and see approach i guess. i apologize. i think he's doing fine. i think everybody's got their hair on fire, everybody needs to chill out. he will be fine. john: steve? your view maybe a little bit darger. >> a little bit darker. the real question is to what extent the republicans particularly in the senate follow him or fight him. there is already evidence that some of the maverick senators are going to fight him. he has some people he has to try to keep in line in his own party. i think that will be at least as much of a challenge for him as trying to get democrats in line. >> kim, do you think he will relish fighting with the republican establishment more or relish fighting with the democrats more? >> i think he's going to relish just being trump, which is fighting with everybody. you know, he could care less
whether the republicans or the democrats who are elected officials and have been there forever like him or not. and he has proved it. he's picked some initial picks that don't go along with what some people want and then others that have irked the other side of the fence. i think you will see trump be trump from here on, which is i'll do what i want, thank you very much. >> do you think the first thing he gets done might be with senator schumer instead of a republican? >> i think it could be. with his appointments, you have to wonder what his agenda is. he seems to be rewarding the sycophants and followers rather than the republican establishment choices like mitt romney and others he's paraded through. i think he is a dealmaker and will ultimately do whatever is best for donald trump and donald trump's brand. if that's to cut a deal with chuck schumer, he will do it. i don't know how happy that will
make his supporters and i don't how easy it will make his reelection, but i think that's the nature of donald trump to do what is in his interests and only his interests. john: i'll ask too a question we debated earlier on the show. we looked at that video from last night that was a message on his policies and messages. notably. repealing the affordable care act, building the wall, a muslim ban, locking up hillary clinton -- all those incendiary proposals not mentioned in the video. how do you read the absence of hise campaign promises from first governing document? >> he seems to be taking the attitude that was the campaign. i said what i had to do to close the deal. in some respects that's a good thing, in others it's a very
dangerous thing because there are some voters who put him into office who expect him to keep the promises he made. i think the decision about secretary clinton is a smart and wise one. i think the affordable care act is going to be a lot more difficult to unwind than he thought and i think building the wall is ridiculous, always has been. he seems to have stuck with it through the campaign. i think he is abandoning it right now. john: kim, what did you think about that video? he looked a little bit like a conventional washington politician for maybe the first time ever in his public life. what was your take on that video? >> well, two things. one, it's what he can do in the first 100 days all by himself. so some of those campaign promises that he talked about require action, you know, from the congress. and i think what he's trying to say is i'm going to pick off the stuff i can do all by myself by issuing executive orders, etc. , and get it done. then i think he will tackle the
next issues. i think donald trump's supporters want more than anything, actual actions, something to happen, something to be significantly accomplished quickly and he gets that. you are assuming on the same that donald trump should be judged on the same plane as past presidential winners and i think that we've got to stop doing that. we did that an entire campaign and he proved us wrong the whole way. i think he's going to do it the way he wants to do it and i give him credit for understanding his voters and knowing that they are hungry for something tangible to be done. >> are there limits to that hunger? might that stop short with, i'm not want to deport anybody because these are families i want to keep intact. where is the limit his supporters will tolerate? we talked about anne coulter, how upset she will be and we might see her cry in public if
he doesn't follow through on immigration. where do you think the threshold is for his supporters on reversing on immigration? where do you think the line is? >> well, i'd say, you know, people said something very smart. i wish i had thought it up but his voters took him seriously, not literally. so i think if he adheres to the spirit of what he said, by i -- which i think spoke to the people's fears of immigrants or refugees coming in that would put america in danger, undocumented immigrants taking jobs. i think if he adheres to the spirit by going forward with deporting illegal immigrants who committed crimes i think that's , a head nodder. >> you think he could get away with 2 million instead of 11
million? >> i think if he gets to the beginnings of some change and that has some more broad-brush appeal than just to his hardcore supporters, i think they'll be ok with that. at least he's doing something. that's the line i think you will hear a lot, at least he's doing something. >> well, my own view is, not surprisingly, a little bit different. i think donald trump made a number of very specific promises his supporters expected him to keep. he doubled down on those promises again and again and again. there is a rule in this town that you can get almost anything done if you are president and your approval rating is high enough. but if he starts adding his supporters to the list of people who do not like him and do not approve of the job he is doing he's going to have a very , difficult time getting congress to do anything. the voters want very specific things that he promised to happen. he doesn't seem willing or able to do any of those things or at least many were missing in his
pronouncements so far and i don't expect you're going to see any of them the next 100 days or six months or next four years. john: >> steve, kim, would love to have time to talk to you both about the state of the democratic party. unfortunately, that would be a long conversation and would have made steve weep openly. she wants to see it. great to have you. we'll be right back. four, count'em, four political reporters to talk about the trump transition when we come right back.
transition. katie tur is here in new york city. in various washington d c burrows, we have bloomberg's own sahil, and ashley parker. congratulations on that move. you are already a star but you are going to be super nova when you get to the "washington post." i'll start with you, ashley parker. since you are in the news today. you have been covering donald trump for a pretty long time. what do you make of the way he is conducting himself and his transition so far? >> what's striking to me is he is sort of conducting himself and his transition exactly the way he did his candidacy, right? he's tweeting a ton about things he doesn't like. although maybe his tweets maybe carry more power as president-elect, he's sort of
holed up in trump tower and had to return there every night so he could be there, his favorite and most comfortable space. he is in his office where he he still has the same open-door policy with his aides and the children shuffling in and out. for people who thought he was going to win the white house and become a different donald trump, that simply hasn't happened. john: same question. is trump conducting the transition the way you expected or doing things that are new and out of character with the old trump? >> i think you know what my answer is, john. my answer is this is the same donald trump we saw on the campaign trail, somebody who doesn't abide by the traditional trappings of politics. he is not announcing people in a lavish press conference. he is not doing things the traditional way. he's parading folks in and out of trump tower and his golf course. he's enjoying the suspense of it. he's enjoying seeing people talk all day on television about who might fill these roles.
he is enjoying seeing how folks react to various people in roles. i would bet he's taking into account the reactions of the media and his supporters and followers on twitter about various positions that he is trying to fill and who might fill those positions. so this does not seem like a different donald trump to me at all. again, he's still tweeting about the media and still seems to have quite a thin skin had it comes to perceived slights. so i don't think we should expect a new and improved, if you want to say improved, going forward. john: forget about potential appointments with names floated around. we have some appointments to this point, right? of the ones we currently know, or are currently named, are any of them in genuine political jeopardy as we turn toward this becoming an actual administration? >> well, it doesn't appear there are going to be the votes on the democratic side to hold things
up very much. and as much as i think we're going to hear debate about some of the controversial statements made by some of these nominees, this is a republican administration, returning to a republican congress with their appointments. i think they will find a lot of support. one thing striking to me is the message he sent very early on with the appointments. everyone was sort of waiting for a nod, or an olive branch from a them -- to a rival or a sign he would immediately bring in a woman or a person of color. he has sent a message he's bringing in some very hard-line people to the administration and that's exactly what he said he was going to do. i think we are seeing him follow through on those promises. john: jeff sessions. tell me about where the sessions ' nomination is headed. >> john, i think in addition to what katy pointed out, that
trump is approaching his transition and seems like he would govern much the way he campaigned. i think that's true both on a personality level and policy level as well. the sessions pick speaks clearly. sessions has been a strong anti-immigration figure in the senate. he is also very much against trade deals. reflects trump's platform. you have mike pompeo, the who spoker c.i.a., favorably about waterboarding. general flynn, who like trump has said some very negative things about muslims. so i think the early signal trump is sending is that he's going to try to carry out the promises he made. jeff sessions as attorney general would have significant authority to create a climate ,round the issue of immigration not only illegal immigration but legal immigration, going after businesses that hire foreign
workers or try to lure workers with a promise of a green card. so there is a lot that sessions can do to try to crack down on immigration which was a centerpiece of his platform. there is mixed reporting. either this could all be window dressing or mitt romney might be the front-runner. what do you know? >> so, you're exactly right. from trump's people we've sort of heard that mixed message. most of the people i've spoken with have said this is a very serious meeting, not just an olive branch or for show. although i did talk to one senior advisor who said look, this is mitt romney coming to kiss the ring and pay his respects. and trump enjoying this show of groveling. but i can tell you on the romney side, everyone believes this is
very real and it's something that he is considering, how he would respond if offered this job. the one thing you have to understand about mitt because everybody has played those clips of him really going after trump in a way you do not expect from governor romney, but in addition to being ambition, he feels a deep and acute call to public service. i think if he was offered in did say yes, that would be the motivating factor for someone like him. john: katy, you have never covered covered a transition before. as is true of nearly everyone on this panel. it is hard to know what is normal and what is not. how is the trump transition different to cover from the campaign? >> well, the trump transition is not that much different. they are still maintaining a relative secrecy around how they do things, trying get a better relationship or at least a better communication path between reporters and the trump
team than they were in the primaries or during the campaign. but there does seem to be a level of disorganization to it. they didn't know they had to tell reporters when donald trump was going out to dinner. the definition of a lid seems to be a little bit beyond them. there still are a lot of questions surrounding how they will govern as there were during the campaign. and there are questions about donald trump's own promises or vows during the campaign, specifically when it comes to what he was going to do with his business. he said multiple times on the campaign trail he would give his business to his children and that would be the end of it if he were to win. we find out two weeks into the transition, he hasn't quite given up the business. a number of reports now that he met with business partners in india while they were here in the united states, talking to them. also, ivanka and jared kushner
sat in on the meeting with the japanese prime minister. now we have a word that he may have discussed something about his business in argentina when the president of argentina called to congratulate him. the president of argentina pushing back on that claim saying they did not talk about anything other than a brief congratulations for donald trump winning. so in the respect that there are still a lot of unanswered questions and there still is very little clarity and very little access to the candidate himself, that is pretty status quo as to what we were seeing during the campaign. he has not had a press conference, guys, since the middle of the democratic national convention. that was in july. it's been over 100 days since then. john: thank you for watching this edition of "the best of all due respect." if you are watching in the washington, d.c. area, you can also listen on bloomberg radio.
emily: we bring you the top interviews from the week in tech. coming up up, the controversy surrounding facebook and twitter rages on in the aftermath of donald trump's election. we explain how the companies are changing their tune. trump doubles down on his promise to scrap a major trade deal. what that means for tech companies in china. the solar industry scrambles to figure out what the new administration means for renewal. the debate rages