who is that? is that the mayor that showed up? is that rudy? oh, rudy got up here. another great man who has been really a friend to me, but i'll tell you, i got to know him as a competitor, dr. ben carson. where is ben? where is ben? by the way, mike huckabee is here someplace, and he is fantastic. mike and his family, sarah, thank you very much. general mike flynn. where is mike? and general kellogg. we have over 200 generals and admirals that have endorsed our campaign, and they're special people and it is really an
honor. we have 22 congressional medal of honor recipients. we have just tremendous people. a very special person who believed me, and, you know, i would read reports that i wasn't getting along with him. i never had a bad second with him. he's an unbelievable star. he is -- that's right, how did you possibly guess? so let me tell you about reince, and i have said this. i said, reince -- and i know it, i know it. look at all of those people over there. i know it. reince is a superstar, but i said they can't call you a superstar, reince, unless we win. because you can't be called a superstar, like secretariat, if secretariat came in second, would not have the beautiful bronze bust at the track at bell month. but i will tell you reince is really a star. he is the hardest working guy.
in a certain way i did this -- where is reince? get up here, reince. boy, oh boy. it is about time you did this, reince. say a few words. no, come on, say something. >> ladies and gentlemen, the next president of the united states, donald trump! thank you. it's been an honor. god bless. thank god. >> amazing guy. our partnership with the rnc was so important to the success in what we have done. so i also have to say i've gotten to know some incredible people, the secret service people. they're tough and they're smart and they're sharp, and i don't want to mess around with them, i can tell you.
and when i want to go and wave to a big group of people and they rip me down and put me back down in the seat, but they are fantastic people. so i want to thank the secret service. and law enforcement in new york city, they're here tonight. these are spectacular people, sometimes underappreciated unfortunately, but we appreciate them. we know what they go through. so it has been what they call an historic event, but to be really historic we have to do a great job. i promise you that i will not let you down. we will do a great job. we will do a great job. i look very much forward to being your president, and hopefully at the end of two years or three years or four
years, or maybe even eight years, you will say, so many of you worked so hard for us, but you will say that that was something that you really were very proud to do, and i can thank you very much. i can only say that while the campaign is over, our work on this movement is now really just beginning. we're going to get to work immediately for the american people, and we're going to be doing a job that, hopefully, you will be so proud of your president, you will be so produce. again, it is my honor. it was an amazing evening. it's been an amazing two-year period, and i love this country. thank you. thank you very much. thank you to mike pence.
thank you to everybody. [chanting "usa"]. >> an amazing moment in american history, donald j. trump with his family there after thanking all of his supporters, all of his key staff, his family members. having a very gracious speech, thanking hillary clinton for calling him a little while ago to congratulate him on becoming president elect of the united states. he thanked her. he thanked her for her service. that was very gracious toward her. there you see him kissing his daughter and his family members over there. donald trump, the president elect of the united states. what an historic moment this is. what an improbable moment. you see chris christie there. you saw rudy giuliani. you saw all of his top aides including reince priebus, the chairman of the republican national committee who worked very, very hard.
steve bannon is there. all of his supporters are there, amarosa from his days in reality tv. jake, how improbable is this what we're seeing right now, that donald trump has defeated hillary clinton to become president elect of the united states? >> well, there has never been anyone elected to the presidency of this country who had not at least served in government or the military before. he is as much of an outsider as possible, using those as the parameters. it is quite remarkable, and it really says something very different about the world that we're in now and what at least the plurality of americans want. it was on this day in 1989 that the berlin wall started to come down, and now in 2016 the u.s. has just elected somebody who one of his policy proposals, perhaps his main policy proposal, is building a wall so many years after that berlin wall came down. it is a time when the united states seems to be saying to its leaders, we want more attention paid to what is going on here at
home. and you see him walking into that crowd. it is after 3:00 a.m. here on the east coast. he's in new york city. didn't carry his home state of new york, but he got more than enough electoral votes, dana, to become president elect of the united states. and he pledged to work with democrats. he said even those who didn't support him, he said there were a few, he said he pledged to work with them going forward. >> and we should take a moment to talk about the beginning of that speech, because i was told by a trump adviser it was going to be gracious and it was. it was. he hit all of the notes and all of the tone, broad tone that a winner is supposed to hit. first of all, calling out hillary clinton by name, saying that she ran a good race, reaching out to her supporters, and saying that he is going to try to bring this country together. that is precisely what he should do, and it was, you know, a little bit jarring for people who went to his rallies and
listened to him throughout the campaign because his speeches then were quite different. now he actually got what he wanted to play on the song that they're listening to, and he realizes that he does have to succeed. his whole life is about succeeding. he succeeded in winning. now he's got to actually do the job, and that's a different ball game. >> now he has to become, after being president elect, president of the united states. john, you and i spent a lot of time with that magic wall. he did it impressively, cracking her so-called blue wall. >> it is stunning what he has done when you look at the map. whether it is temporary or permanent, a major realignment of the electoral map, the way we elected presidents, kming after two very convincing democrat wins. bokt obama victories were huge wins when it comes to electoral college. as we have a couple more states to count, donald trump is going to get close to 300. that's stunning because he flipped florida, he flipped
ohio, he flipped wisconsin, looks like he will flip michigan and pennsylvania. look at how we have elected presidents the last 20 years. this is man very few people gave any chance of being the republican nominee, and in the last several weeks any people gave any chance of being the president of the united states. his biggest challenge just started. this country is ripped apart by this campaign and he is going to have to now in two months put together a government. he is going to meet in the next 48 hours with the president of the united states that he spent several years saying was illegitimate, you know. this is just a remarkable moment. this is history. to give the man his due and give his team their due, the real challenge starts now, uniting this country. remember, he was saying days ago he would appoint a special prosecutor. he was very conciliatory about hillary clinton at the top of the speech. we will see if it carries on in what his supporters demand from him. >> we are talking about the challenges he faces. if you look at the exit polls, i don't want to spend too much time on this because he won, if you look at exit polls, majority
of voters, including those that voted for him, have serious concerns about him. they don't think hillary clinton was honest and trustworthy. they also don't think he's honest and trustworthy. they don't think he's qualified. they don't think he has the temperament to be president, and they are concerned about what is going to happen now. so obviously the qualities he has were considered superior to the qualities that hillary clinton has, but he still has work to do. >> david chalon, it is an impressive win, not just a narrow win, it is an impressive win. >> he has acquired -- we are not done counting potentially his electoral vote total. he has acquired more than george w. bush did in either one of his victories in 2000 or 2004. he also is going to inherit an entirely republican washington, a republican house, a republican senate. he is going to name anthonin ska leah's replacement to the supreme court. it will be a town completely
molded now. donald trump will have a huge victory. 61% of voters today said that he's not qualified to be president. 63% said he doesn't have the temperament to be president. his work is monumental, the task ahead of him. he will do it. he channelled the anger, the frustration. he gave voice to the need to change things in washington, and he has been the vehicle for it. he just soared to victory with it, and now he really does have this monumental task of piecing together even, as you noted, jake, his own supporters who have doubts about him. >> can i say something a little perhaps counter intuitive, and i was texting with a republican strategist here who said that maybe the freedom caucus or the tea partiers, the republicans in the house of representatives that made it so difficult for the speaker, then speaker john
baner and even paul ryan to do deals across the aisle, that they're kind of irrelevant now because they are part of the broader republican party. so because of that, maybe if donald trump has it in him to do the deals, to negotiate across the aisle as he says he is going to do, he has the kind of moral authority with those republicans who wouldn't let their leaders before do it, to actually get things done. >> going to be a republican president and a republican house and a republican senate. >> correct. >> and donald trump says on day one he will remove all of those executive orders that president obama signed. he will begin the process of replacing and repealing obamacare. he's got an initiative that's going to begin right away. that meeting he is going to have with the president of the united states later this week could be awkward. >> look, president obama has been campaigning his heart out saying over and over again, you don't want to elect this guy because he says he's going to
undo all that we did, and he's right. that is what he said he's going to do. we'll see how quickly he tries. we will see how hard it is. look, obamacare is the perfect example. the reason republicans couldn't repeal obamacare is because there was a guy named obama in the white house. if they got the votes, he would have vetoed it and they didn't have the votes to overcome it. democrats may not be able to do it either. >> anderson to you. >> wolf, a lot to talk about with our panel. david axelrod, you know about transitions. there's a meeting with president obama on thursday with the president elect donald trump, and then the transition. >> right. and there's a lot of work to be done between now and then because it is a very complicated thing, taking over the government. but first let me say, having experienced this before, i remember being in a room when i heard wolf blitzer announce that barack obama had been elected president of the united states. it was an emotional moment.
it is an incredible, surreal moment. i'm sure our friends over here are feeling that as well. this is truly an historic event. maybe -- you know, i thought i was part of an historic event. this is certainly an historic event in its own right, the most surprising result perhaps we've ever had, at least in my lifetime. so let's just note that. secondly, let's note that he did strike the right notes. he did strike the right notes. i think that was a good first step. van talked about this a little bit earlier. he did i think what he needed to do tonight, and now he has to build on that in a country that's deeply divided. so this issue of transition, i don't know exactly how far along chris christie was. you know, we started this transition relatively early because -- first of all, because
we had to. secondly, as time went on it became clearer and clearer he was going to have to assume office. the advantage donald trump will have is we assumed office in the midst of an economic crisis and raging wars with troops overseas. he doesn't have that and that will be helpful. but he has to put people in place and he has to give thought to who those people are, because every appointment will send a signal as to whether it will be an administration that reaches out or an administration that doesn't. >> transition is just a massive operation. it is really -- i don't think people understand. it is almost a corporation unto itself. >> right. >> to be able to pull this off right, and you have so many political appointments to get in place. any one of them, as you can see, can sometimes cause problems. >> realistically how much of it is about rewarding those who came along on the journey with you, which i assume has to be part of it, and how much is reaching out to people that maybe worked with you but -- >> governing. >> it will be an interesting
challenge, because particularly on foreign policy, so much of the republican foreign policy establishment said they're not going to work with donald trump. they wrote a letter opposing donald trump. they don't agree with kind of the central tenets of his investigativision of how to interact with the world. there are domestic areas where donald trump is basically a republican, and he can find the same epa director maybe that another republican would. but in the state department, who those people are could look very, very different than it was -- >> the old saying that personnel is policy will come into play here, and i'm sure he will. >> right. >> find people who are completely different. >> general flynn has been with him, you know, spoke at the convention. obviously he has an intelligence background, you know, he likely will have a role. >> senator sessions has a lot of experience in this as well. these people will come. let's be candid. one thing i want to talk to what
david was saying, this is what freedom and democracy is. hillary clinton could well have won this election. she didn't. but had she won it i would say the same thing at that point, that this is what freedom is, this is what elections are. lots of countries, many countries do not have this privilege. we have this privilege, and so now we go on. now thisisgoing toget into the sort of normal aspect of what goes on in washington with everybody saying, hey, i hear harry is up for secretary of interior. >> let me bring up ronald reagan because i remember, i was in high school when he was elected. i remember a lot of liberals believed the world was about to end. >> right. >> that ronald reagan -- and there was a hugh and cry overseas this former actor had been elected. >> right. >> i don't know flag stick it is an analogous situation. obviously ronald reagan had been governor of a state, but certainly i think there's a lot of people, a lot of democrats out there tonight who are horrified tonight, maybe just
like many were when ronald reagan came. again, aim not comparing ronald reagan to donald trump. >> no. >> you are. >> i am. i do so not in the sense they're the same person, obviously they're not. but what they are is they come into a situation and they assume the presidency, and then they reshape it, as every president does, as barack obama did, to their personal -- you know, where they want to take the country, et cetera. and this becomes then part of the washington scenario here and a very normal presidential administration. >> this is a new world order. >> yes, it is. >> let me say this. >> as was the reagan era. >> that's what i'm saying, as with reagan. >> right. >> i don't think we can possibly over state that. not only is donald trump different from the establishment republicans we have seen over the years, but there's a new world order in the congress. he will have control of the congress. in much the same way as barack obama came in as a different
candidate with a completely different kind of coalition, and the pendulum swung one way but he had control of the congress when he came in and he wanted to be a transformational president. now you have somebody else coming in, the pendulum has swung the other way. he wants to be a transformational president. he's got control of the congress, and everybody who wakes up in washington later this morning will know that. >> yeah. >> so it is going to be different. >> everyone in washington is up. >> they know. >> as this campaign was in its 11th hour and was really nasty, there was a letter that went viral. it was an image, a jpeg of a letter that had been left behind by george herbert walker bush for bill clinton, the man who took his job. >> it was an incredibly graceful and beautiful letter. >> you're all of our president. i suspect president obama will
be equally gracious, as difficult as it might be, when he meets president-elect trump on thursday. i bet secretary clinton wakes up wu wishing she had given the speech tonight given how it came together. but he checked all of the bases. >> i want to defend her, she called. something had to be done if she wasn't going to speak in public, she called. >> i'm glad for the country is my point. >> exactly. >> i imagine she will be gracious tomorrow or whenever she comes out and makes a speech, and she has a lot of supporters who are disappointed and devastated and fearful. i think she will have to set a tone. she had at one point, i think, said if she won and donald trump lost she expected that he would, you know, sort of not advise her but be a helpful voice in terms of her transition. one of the things i want to say also about the transition team,
i was texting back and forth with somebody who is on the transition team. he says they've been working, that it is a robust transition team, and they've been working for months on it. >> there's two questions. one, what does this do to president obama's post president plans, his legacy? but also, is the era of the clintons over? where do they go from here? do they continue with the clinton foundation, which lots of questions have been raised about? you know, chelsea clinton -- >> i'm sure a minute ago they probably hadn't been thinking about that. i don't think much planning went into that. i don't think this exigency was considered. i think for president obama, i think he too is probably thinking through this. obviously it is a different end to his eight years than he expected, as paul magow mentioned earlier. one of the things that is at play here is it is hard to win a third term of any one party, and that was probably a factor here.
but i want to go back to something i said earlier and something gloria -- build on something gloria said. donald trump does have the congress. one thing i remember very clearly when we came to office was the awareness that expectations were very, very high, and that it was going to be very hard to meet them. donald trump has set some really high expectations. he did it again tonight. we're going to double growth. earlier he said, we're going to crush isis very quickly. we're going to -- you know, we're going to bring all of this manufacturing back to the u.s. >> infrastructure. >> all of this stuff is invigorating to his supporters, but it will very quickly become lamentations if he doesn't accomplish it, and he is going to find that it is hard to accomplish things, you know, even as willful and however skillful he might be.
government is a different entity than the trump empire. >> all presidents face this, the doing of it is hard. >> okay. i think what you see tonight, if the numbers hold up, donald trump is going to come to washington with a mandate, not just on his presidency with the american people but with the republican house and senate. what we know, because i was at the campaign when we were doing this, the transition team started last june. it didn't get a lot of fanfare, because donald trump had no interest in worrying about a transition team until tonight's election results were known. we know those people were building. there are about 4,152 presidential appointments, some have to get confirmed by the senate, and in the categories the team has been working diligently for something like this just in case. they will be exceptionally prepared in 78 days, i think, from today when donald trump is
sworn in as the 45th president of the united states. but his agenda is going to be the agenda the american people have supported for him, and he needs to work with congress to get that done. he is a great person who will reach across the aisle. privately he is a very different person. he has that relationship. he is good at building relationships. he talked about it a lot. his criticism of the president was, look, if you want to play golf, play golf with the speaker of the house so you can get something done. that's the way he tries to do things, be inclusive. i think that's the direction he's going to go when he comes in. >> i think the learning curve can't be under estimated. part of the thing is when you're a ceo you can do certain things. you can fire people. you can reorganize a corporate charter. you can't fire the house. you can't reorganize the constitution. there's certain things that he is used to having and has been used to having at his disposal, he will quickly find you don't
have. that means there is a learning curve there, which does then mean who he picks to put around him, he's going to be -- he is going to have a challenge because he doesn't want to stack it up with the old establishment types. but if he brings in only a bunch of young rebels and young turks, it is a hard bus to drive. he will have real challenges. >> ron. >> the magnitude of the infliction point for the country can't be overstated. the democrats were on the brink of having a supreme court majority for the first time in 45 years, and now republicans will be able to name a fifth and appoint a fifth supreme court justice. it is the first time ever -- >> and maybe more. >> probably more. >> and maybe more. this is first time ever we have seen a new entitlement opposed by the opposition party in two consecutive elections. if hillary clinton had won the odds were overwhelming obamacare would have been entrenched and become part of our safety net in
the same way social security and medicare are. now they have odds of repealing. through reconciliation they have a chance to make it go away in real ways, maybe not all of it but a lot of it. third, the kind of fundamental choice on fiscal, they will through reconciliation have the ability to pursue a major tax cut that will change the options going forward for the federal government. this is a big turning point and a moment when the democrats had the opportunity to kind of consolidate a lot of what they want to do. now instead we're going in a different direction. >> ron, one more thing. what about immigration? what do you do about immigration policy? building a wall, i know donald trump says mexico are going to pay for it. a lot of republicans don't believe it is going to happen, and a lot of republicans who don't want to build a wall. so he needs a whisperer to help him not only navigate washington but navigate, you know, within his own party on that. maybe that's reince priebus honestly. >> he may not want to navigate with his own party. >> on immigration, it is worth
noting that in the exit poll tonight three-quarters of americans said they favor some pathway to legalization. >> but he doesn't. >> yeah. >> he does not. >> i think it is important not to misread the vote if he's the president. >> you talk about a mandate, but there are three issues like that, that i think if you are a person of color and close to means of color, you have to wonder what is going the happen. i can't tell you how many people are texting me, i can't sleep, i'm afraid. they're all muslim, all latino, all african-american. first of all, this question around immigration. not only how hard is he going to come down in terms of the policy, but in terms of the tone. because there's been a real spike in hate crimes against people of color in this period of time, and many people feel his tone added to that. so immigration. the muslim community tonight feels very, very vulnerable. somebody just texted me, half the country apparently hates people who look like me. the last his law and order rhetoric, how does it impact
african-americans? >> i want to get to corey on that but i have to go back to wolf. >> wolf, donald trump is elected 45th president of the united states. the outcome of this historic election. take a look, you see it on the empire state building in new york city. that landmark, we might call it the trump tower right now. donald trump, 45th president of the united states. you see it on the empire state building right there. more on this stunning and historic win and what comes next right after a quick break. ♪ donald trump campaign buttons
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welcome back. an extraordinary and hi toric night. donald trump will be the next president of the united states. he will be meeting with president obama on thursday. the transition already under way obviously. that will accelerate obviously very much in the days ahead. i want to continue our conversation with jeffrey lord and corey lewendowski, former campaign manager. in terms of just the days ahead, i mean the -- i mean it is an extraordinary moment to have been running as hard as donald trump has been running, working as hard, and suddenly -- i mean he wakes up tomorrow, if he even goes to sleep tonight because we know he stays up much of the night often. is he ready for this? i mean is he -- can anybody be ready for that transition? >> i mean david would know better than i would, but i would say nobody is fully prepared to
step into the biggest job in the world, regardless of what your background was, regardless of what your history was, whether a u.s. senator or governor or successful business executive. you're about to take over the most powerful nation in the world and govern that in a way that you're trying to bring the country together, to make sure they have economic security, to make sure they have national security, and this is a massive -- >> but there's one important thing. >> one million civilian employees, one million military. >> but, you know, just very briefly, earlier, you know, on the stage donald trump talked tonight talked about everybody said he had a small team but he had a big team there. i remember going to mayora las vegasa to interview donald trump during the primaries and it was you, hope hicks, donald trump and that was it at mar-a-lago. that was the campaign. i remember you pointed to a guy at the pool at mayora logo ar-a said, that's our digital guy.
he was asleep at the pool, and i remember saying, where is the campaign. it was you guys from mar-a-lago doing your thing. now it is another thing. he is in a bubble for the next four or eight years. >> and probably longer than that. when you leave presidency you stay in the bubble. what i have seen from donald trump is look at the choice of mike pence, a fantastic choice for vice president. he is a polished, well-respected, well-liked, articulate person who will bring poise to the president. >> and knows washington. >> and he surrounds people with executers. he wants something down and he allows the person to get it done as long as the results are there. as he builds out his cabinet, he will be looking to people with expertise, whether it is a mike flynn who has been arnold, a retired three star general, someone who understands the
respected space and he gives them the instruction from the top and says this is how i want it to be accomplished, do it. >> anderson, when you were looking for the campaign, it was in studios like this all over the country. what he showed was an amazing ability to dominate the national kfrgts through mass media. >> look, donald trump, which i gave him credit for, he gave interviews which all of the other limited partnerships running wouldn't talk. >> it overwhelmed many, i think, traditional. it is applicable to being president. whether the president can have the same level of exposure and friction trump employed as a candidate, but nonetheless we have seen a transformation of running for president using the mass media as opposed to structured tools. it could be a tip off to how he will behave as president. >> i will agree he has been masterful at using the media, and he has. like a lot of people in my old business are making ads and
presidential campaigns, who are going to go through a lot of soul searching because he just overwhelmed all of that. but i'm telling you the presidency is more than how you communicate. the presidency is minute by minute making decisions that are incredibly consequential, complex, difficult. president obama always says it doesn't come to the president's desk unless it is impossible because somebody else would have solved it. >> that's right. >> and so that's the way you fill your days for four or eight years, and you have to have people around you who can help you do that. then you have to make wise decisions. it is different than jumping on a television show or a twitter. >> there is -- when ronald reagan was elected, jimmie carter -- jimmie carter was the ultimate detail man, you know. i mean some democratic donor went in to see him on one occasion, he was in the little office there off the oval
office, and carter gets up to greet him and he has the air force budget piled up to his knees. he says very proudly, i read every line of it. then reagan gets elected, he comes to the white house to meet with carter, and carter in detailed fashion has this list of things that he goes over and is appalled reagan never takes a note. my point is that all of these presidents are stylistically different. what you're describing is barack obama's presidency, and what i'm describing as ronald reagan's presidency, there will be a trump presidency and it will be run in trump style. >> i agree. >> what i'm saying to you is that whatever your style is, the world is what the world is. >> yes. >> the challenges are what the challenges are. >> i agree. >> you can't simply ignore them. you have to deal with them. >> there's one thing that i found very, very disturbing. >> you have to find a way to get your arms around the complex and challenging -- >> but ronald reagan had a core group of experienced, you know,
statesmen and attorneys, jim baker and the other -- >> deaver. >> he had been governor of california. >> he was big picture, leave the room and they worked out the details. >> i think donald trump will have a variation of that. >> part of what i noticed about mr. trump as a candidate was that he changed direction a lot. sometimes you guys would come out and say, oh, he is going to come out and be contrite. he would come out with people accusing bill clinton of rape. he was wrong footing his own advisers. the problem if you do that as president, because you've got a million civilian employees, a million military, what struck a lot of people is that kind of erratic way of making decisions, you really -- you will cripple the federal bureaucracy if you send a different signal every day. >> forget about the federal bureaucracy. what about the markets, what about, you know, other nations?
i say all the time that when presidents speak they can send armies marching and markets tumbling. actually markets are tumbling tonight because there's fear of lack of predictability. >> but, david, they're the same markets we saw tumble after brexit. two weeks later they were back at highest peaks. >> i'm not saying that, corey, i'm just making van's point which is you have to be careful what you say as president, because what you say as president -- just your words alone can have ee norm usa impact. >> here is my other question. i have never seen a politician run who reacts to public opinion more minutely than donald trump. >> and watches coverage. >> and watches. and as president, and maybe you can answer this, david, as president you obviously watch public opinion and you know when you're doing something that's not going to be popular and you know when you're responding to the public opinion polls and you look at it. so my question is how will a
president trump make decisions that are separate from public opinion? because sometimes presidents have to do that. they have to make decisions that will be unpopular. >> so on the subject of how he governs, i think there's another component of this that needs to be at least put out on the table, and that is how is he received. i thought we were going to be here tonight anticipating a hillary clinton administration where there was going to be republican obama stin answer. there was already discussion of more benghazi hearings, hearings relative to e-mail server. you even had john mccain saying i think that supreme court, the ninth seat should sit vacant until there's a republican. it looked like they would be at logger heads from the get-go. it is now president-elect trump. how will he be received by democrat leadership, acknowledging republicans control house and senate. >> he will be received the same
way tip o'neill received ronald reagan, which he said to president-elect reagan, congratulations, mr. president, but you're now in the majors. they had this relationship right off the bat, but when they needed to ronald reagan knew, a, how to defeat tip o'neill or make a deal with him. >> i will say this president was received a little differently though when he came to office, and there was immediate opposition and implacable opposition. >> the question is do the democrats take that and say we're going to do the same thing. >> that was done to ronald reagan. >> yes, i think they will. if you look where the democratic electorate is, it makes it inevitable. the bigger question is what do the republicans do. i think it may not be as hard as it looks. as i said before, half of donald trump is essentially a generic
republican. he will cut taxes, cult regulation, repeal obamacare, appoint a supreme court justice. no problem lini-- when he gets the aspects that allowed him to get the extraordinary numbers, things like building a wall, accelerated deportation, will they go along. will tom donahue accept the portions of trump that deviate from traditional republican thinking? twice as much infrastructure spending as hillary clinton. if they aren't on board to that, what does it mean to the voters that empowered the white house? >> the other thing is donald trump seems to have been loyal to the people with him. the counter to that and i think i read something in the "new york times" today that said he said is there going to be an element of remember try bugs re that worked with him along the way, for the crooked media and
that. >> that's why the market is tumbling. >> how much continues? how much is, i won, that was the race? is there an enemies list? >> we've seen this after the primaries. i mean ted cruz, who went to the convention and didn't endorse him at the convention, then came and endorsed him. >> i remember that moment. that was nuts. >> and then chris christie ran against him. it is clear that donald trump, if you come on board, you know, you're on board. i mean is he gonna like somebody more that was with him from day one than somebody that was a johnny come lately? sure. but he needs all of the friends he can get. he is a politician, he understands. >> i think donald trump has a long memory. i think he remembers, you know, critical newspaper articles about him from ages ago. >> yeah, but that's the media, you know. it might not be with somebody who ran against him, who now wants to help him out. i mean he understands that
they're serving their own self-interests. >> he wants to win. whether it is this campaign or whether making a successful presidency or a successful company, he is going to do what he has to do to make it work so he can win. >> anderson, something i'm concerned, that has to do -- we haven't talked about it and i think it is weird not to talk about it. a woman ran for president. >> right. >> probably the most -- >> she won't be the last. >> she won't be the last, that's for sure. but probably the most qualified by traditional metrics person to run in generations, and she was beaten by someone who at least from traditional metrics is the least qualified person. i wonder, and i don't have a view, but i think it is at least worth talking about. you are taught when you are a young woman, when you're a young person of color, when you're any kind of outsider that what you're supposed to do is be the best, is to stack up all of the credentials, go to the best schools, do all of the great things things so you can
separate and prove you're worthy of these tunlts. now you have an example of someone that did that to the inth degree. >> twice. >> and it was devastated. >> but that's not true. no one told her to go set up a private server. no one told her to delete 33,000 e-mails. no one told her you have to break the law to run for president of the nalts. no one said you have to become the secretary of state and cash in and make hundreds of millions of dollars from foreign countries who degrade women, degrade black, degrade homosexuals and you keep that money and pay for your daughter's wedding with that money. >> certainly to your point, van, a preponderance of evidence -- >> van is wrong. by a metric that the media has imposed is what the qualities that the american people want. >> that's my point. >> when you have an era with
such jaundice about institutions generally, about government and about politics, the idea that someone would emerge here who didn't come from this and win is not in retrospect that stunning, because people -- that was part of the statement. we don't want someone from the inside. we want someone from the outside. we want someone who is going to take a blow torch to the establishment. >> but doesn't it feel like sometimes the rules change? i'm just asking. you're supposed to do all of this stuff and then it doesn't matter. >> there's one element of the results that i think puts it in a different light. i mean she is first woman nominee. she won college educated white women, not as much as people thought, but she won them. she won minority. she lost white women without a college education by 28 points. she lost them essentially by as much as walter mondale running
against ronald reagan. only a third of them voted for them. and that's probably why michigan and pennsylvania and wisconsin toppled. she expect to do poorly among uncollege educated men. but the waitress moms who voted for her husband, i think if any single result is going to get most discussion after tonight is going to be that. >> i agree, because there was a gender gap in the gender of women. >> a class gap. >> it wasn't about gender, it was about class. you know, you talk about a woman getting so close. what was remarkable to me about this race was that jenlder was never really an issue. >> the reason i think was she made herself into a generic politician. nothing to do with her gender. >> she ran first on experience. this time she started talking a little more about gender but it
was subsumed. i think she thought that donald trump -- she and a lot of us, quite frankly, thought that donald trump was going to create her gender gap for her by his own behavior. >> right. >> and that -- so it would be about the gender gap, would be about his behavior and not about women having to feel like they were voting for a woman just because she was a woman. in the end, it turned out to be about class, not gender. >> the gap between college and non-college white women was bigger than the gap between men and women. >> right. >> the class gap among white women was bigger than the gender gap. >> exactly. >> again, bill clinton won, he's the only democrat in the last 30 years, he won those women. she lost them. >> we are going to take a short break on this historic night. we will be right back.
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map. donald trump has 289 electoral votes right now, still a few outstanding. hillary clinton has 218. he is well over the 270 you need to be elected president of the united states. let's look at the national popular vote right now. there it is. you can see donald trump is ahead by more than half a million votes. he has 47.8% to 47.4%. donald trump has received almost 58 million votes, 57,370,000 votes for hillary clinton. there you see that donald trump is still ahead in the popular vote. just noting on maine, hillary clinton gets three of the four electoral votes. donald trump will get one of those electoral votes. that's why he went up from 288 to 289. she has gone from 218 to 219 in her number of electoral votes right there. that's what you see what is going on in maine. the popular vote, we've updated you on that as well. all right. now, jake, let's talk a little bit about the markets right now.
they seem to be calming down a bit. >> they do. they're down, dow futures down 288 last time i checked. perhaps it is because of the speech that donald trump gave in which he talked about partnerships in the world and reached out, extended an olive branch to former secretary of state clinton. we should point out another update, just to remind our viewers hillary clinton will be giving a speech in the morning. she has already conceded the race to donald trump. tomorrow she will be talking to her supporters and followers presumably to tell them to unite behind the next president. one other -- a couple of other historical notes we should note about donald trump. first of all, he is now the oldest person in this nation's history ever elected president, older than ronald reagan at 70 years old. we said before he is the only person who has never been served in government or the military.
there are four individuals before him for presidents who never held elected office billy ray. zachary taylor, grant, herbert hoover and dwight eisenhower. taylor grant and ike had been generals, of course, and herbert of hoover was secretary of commerce. now america, your new first lady, melania trump, she is first foreign-born first lady since louisa adams. melania trump joining that small club of first ladies born outside of the united states. >> new first lady of the united states, melania trump. dana, the senate, the balance of power in the senate, republicans stay in charge. >> that is the headline, that republicans were defending 24 seats, and they did so successfully. they remain in charge of the u.s. senate. right now the balance of power is -- that we can call is republicans have 51, so they
have a majority. and there are two remaining seats that we just haven't been able to call yet. one is new hampshire, and the other is louisiana because there's going to be a run off. so it is possible that at the end of the day democrats will have only picked up one seat. turns out donald trump had some pretty big coat tails. >> vice president elect will be president of the senate. >> exactly. it is obvious we talked about the senate, but it bears repeating this is republican control of washington, republican in the white house, republican control of the house, republican control of the senate. >> it is very impressive, john king, when one party drols the executive branch and legislative branches of the government. >> it allows president obama when he came to office, not without big fights, but to get obama care, the affordable care act through. it allowed president obama to alienate a lot of republicans in the process, to get his system laws package through. now we'll see what donald trump
can do. the markets reacting, a lot of democrats saying that's the right pitch. they don't trust it. we will see what happens going forward. we were looking during the break, it is possible, still possible hillary clinton could win the popular vote as we count the votes in california. that will add a nugget to the debate in the polarized political environment. with a senate like that, democrats will try to block it, but the republicans can repeal the affordable care act. they may have to go through budget maneuvers. you can't get 60 votes, do it other legislative ways. as david noted there's scalia's supreme court seat vacant. donald trump will fight with his own party on trade. the republican establishment including speaker of the house and mitch mcconnell don't want to build a wall and don't think mexico will pay for it. what donald trump takes from the campaign into governing will be fascinating. sometimes people change their mind. bill clinton ran against the
dictators and the chinese, had very productive relationships. sometimes you modify as you go, but this is a fascinating moment for donald trump. >> yeah, and you talked about how the republicans control the executive branch of government and the legislative branch of government. we should point out a judicial government which is 4-4 tie, donald trump will get to fill that vacancy. >> garland will not get it. >> and we should point out three of the liberal judges if you include anthony kennedy who is swing vote, are 78 or in their 80s. donald trump will probably get at least, at least three supreme court justicis to be named, unless they hold out. >> it was that argument that he made over and over again to really consolidate the republican party with him, that he would have the ability to shape the court for a generation. that was -- that gave real strength to the republican base. they believed that that was reason enough to coalesce around someone they may have disagreed.
>> that and obamacare. >> in the final weeks when he said i will repeal obamacare, when he gave a traditional speech and stayed disciplined and you could close your eyes and forget the base, and it could have been basically, it is when mike pence was running arnold the country saying republicans come home, they did. >> you know, it is interesting. hillary clinton tomorrow will have to give a speech she dreaded. she gave it, remember, eight plus years ago when she conceded to barack obama who won the democratic presidential nomination. at that time she conceded, spoke about the glass ceiling. she has to do the same thing this time. >> donald trump was extremely gracious and said he wanted to heal the country, and whether or not he is successful will begin with what kind of speech hillary clinton gives as the person who did not win and how when she tells her supporters that they need to get behind the new president elect. >> he thanked her. he was very gracious, for her service to the country over all
of these years. our election coverage is going to continue non-stop right now. chris cuomo and alison cam rote owe will be joining us on new day. remember, this has been a truly historic >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. this is a you day indeed. president-elect donald j. trump. a stunning comeback, wins in places and by margins that made this victory deep and decisive. we still have states to call. but whether it's the moment or simple exhaustion, donald trump already different in his first remarks to the country. humble, conciliatory, and promising to make us all proud. >> i've just received a call from secretary clinton