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in this remarkable moment that was a tableau of the clintons and the best of what they stand for. >> and there you see her right -- hugging and kissing so many of her supporters there. right at her side as has been the case for maybe 20 years pup see her in the middle of the screen, huma abedin, her longtime aide, one of her closest aides, calmed huma abedin almost like a second daughter to her. huma abedin, in the last few days of this campaign, all of a sudden we learned that her estranged husband was under fbi investigation for sexting with a 15-year-old girl, and e-mails that were discovered on their shared computer related to hillary clinton and james comey who came out with a statement about 11 days before the end of this campaign, gloria, and that caused quite an uproar, but there they are. they're together once again. i don't know how much of an impact that had or didn't have
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on this race for the white house, but certainly it generated all the headlines during these final days. >> and carl was talking about the color of what she was wearing. color is, purple is also red and blue together. it is bipartisanship, and i think that that may have been what she was thinking about, if she had won. >> yeah. well, and also one of the suffragette colors as well. i wanted to mark the moment of what's happening in the room, as you did, wolf, she's thanking her supporters. not just supporters, i just got a text from somebody who worked on a campaign and talked about what it wlik you're on a losing campaign and it is not just a personal disappointment. this friend of mine said it's like a professional and a personal death, because it's the death of a dream. you believe in this person so much that you give your life to their cause, the cause of them being elected for years, and
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that's what the people in that room are feel writings now. >> -- right now. >> just got a statement, george w. bush. father issued a statement, spoke on the phone with donald trump. a statement? george w. bush. this morning i called donald trump and congratulated him as president of the united states of america. laura and i wish the president-elect, melania and the entire trump family all our very best as they take on an awesome responsibility and begin an exciting new chapter in their lives. we pray for the success of our country and the success of our new president. that statement from president george w. bush. so all of the statements are coming in. you heard the house speaker issue a very congratulatory statement about donald trump. you heard -- we're going to hear momentarily, by the way, looking at live shots over there at the rose garden of the white house. president obama. he's going to be making a statement as well. he's going to be congratulating
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president-elect trump, and obviously saying that during this transition process, the rest of november, december, january, until january 20th which is inauguration day here in the united states, he will work together with the trump transition team led by new jersey governor chris christie to make sure there is a smooth transition of power. this is the way the dock kraesh democracy, the process works and president obama will address that when he speak as few moments from now. >> president obama took on such an extraordinary role in this campaign along with michelle obama in really speaking out and sort of being the moral authority after donald trump's comments on women, after the "access hollywood" clip a for him coming out it was deeply personal for him, when encouraging voters to get out
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here. this was about his legacy and preserving his legacy and he now has to pass on the torch to donald trump. >> we'll hear it momentarily. from the president, who will walk out of the oval office right at the top of your screen. walk down to the lectern in the rose garden and address the american people and indeed the world at this historic moment. david gerggergen, you wanted toe a statement? >> this is big indeed for barack obama. he has been focused and his legacy for some time and the two biggest -- the passage of the affordable care act so-called obama care and agreement with iran. on both, donald trump promised he would undo them and hillary clinton was going to be the one to preserve that legacy and now president obama must feel, i worked so hard. got so far. >> and he's a president who is rated historically high as he leaves office, with over 50%
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approval rating. >> 54%. >> and yet this election was a repudiation of a lot of the things that he thought would transform the country, that he passed or signed as executive orders, or tried to do. >> yes. >> and jeff zeleny is in new york over at the hotel. he's been covering hillary clinton now during this two-year ordeal for her, this campaign. trying to reach the white house, which clearly is not happening. jeff, tell our viewers what you're hearing and your reaction to what we heard from hillary clinton. >> reporter: wolf, as you heard gloria and dana talk how second clinton opened saying, "i'm sorry." there are a lot of people saying i'm sorry to her. she was hugging a lot of them tightly going through that first row. her pollsters, analysts, data directors. all feel they have let her down in some way, but you can see the tears in their eyes as she is hugging them, but, wolf, i was struck by a couple things she said. she said, look, we owe donald
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trump and open mind and the chance to lead. a message to her fellow democrats that give him a chance. certainly a much different tone from the scorched earth campaign that this had become. wolf, thinking back to that 2008 campaign quickly, she gave the speech to the national building museum talking about shattered ceilings. talking at the end, i hope that day comes sooner than i think. the reality is, wolf, she will take her leave from public stage now. she's 69 years old and will pass the torch on to someone else. the greatest disappointment of her life here, but she has a smile on her face, wolf. so many tears among the people she's hugging now. >> do we even know, jeff, going into last night, we knew that they had prepared a victory speech for her. do we even know if they were drafting this type of concession speech? >> reporter: we're told they were drafting a speech on both sides. just about in the final 24 hours of campaigning or so, aides told us she was preparing a speech,
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win or lose. we hear that from a lot of presidential candidates, other politicians that they are indeed. so i have no doubt there was a draft here, but, wolf, know one wa expecting her to have to deliver that. she wrote a lot of these words herself here including scripture, which is, of course, so personal to her. >> you saw her choking back those tears. we're waiting for the president of the united states now. he's going to be addressing the american people in the rose garden at the white house. we'll have live coverage of that coming up right after a very quick break.
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welcome to "inside politics." i'm john king. viewers in the united states and around the world, thanks for sharing your time on this momentous day. looking at the rose garden. president obama about to come out and address the people and the world about the huge results here in the united states. donald trump, republican,
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president-elect winning a shocking victory over democrat hillary clinton. look at map as we await president obama to come into the rose garden. hillary clinton actually leads at this hour in the popular vote. not done counting here in the united states yet, but hillary clinton actually leads in the popular vote, but look at the resounding electoral victory. donald trump turning florida red, ohio red, pennsylvania red, looks like also michigan red, not final yet. why is this significant? the obama victory four years ago. all the states obama won. big heartland states, donald trump turning them red as he prepares to become president of the united states. and the former president called mr. trump earlier, and hillary clinton offered her congratulations. >> i hope he will be a successful president for all americans. this is not the outcome we wanted or we worked so hard for,
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and i am sorry that we did not win this election for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country. this is painful, and it will be for a long time, but i want you to remember this. our campaign was never about one person or even one election. it was about the country we love, and about building an america that's hopeful, inclusive and big-hearted. >> that was the democrat hillary clinton just moments ago offering her congratulations to dn donald trump talking how painful it was. more in a bit. we're awaiting president obama's remarks at the white house. he called donald trump earlier to offer congratulations and pledge his full cooperation with a ritual that defines the american experiment. transiti transition, peacefully of power.
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and one 67 so many unimaginable moments now the reality of american politics. president obama sharing the oval office, a man who made his political brand questioning whether obama was born in the united states. questioning whether he was even eligible to hold the job that trump now assumes in just 17 71 days. described as too erratic to be commander in chief, tried to turn it around on a scorched campaign. >> now it's time for america to behind the wounds of division. we have to get together. to all republicans and democrats and independents across this nation, i say it is time for us to come together as one united people. i pledge to every skcitizen of r land that i will be president for all americans, and this is so important to me.
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for those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people, i'm reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country. >> that was donald trump in the early morning hours. you're looking at your screen. this is the day after here. hillary clinton in new york city on the left of the screen still saying good-bye to staff and is a parties after her emotional remarks moments ago and on the right, president obama will be in the rose garden for an important part of this ritual. jitters around the country and the world. president obama propositioning full cooperation in the transition with donald trump moments from now in the rose garden. a packed hour ahead. how trump made the political map and for from the critical transition ahead including global anxiety whether president
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trump will keep the promises of candidate trump. cnn malika henderson, and manu raju and mary katharine from the federalist. awaiting the president of the united states. to me, the most -- i don't know the word for it -- not ironic. a bigger, better word. donald trump made his name conservative and republican politics questioning weth ert man who's about to stand there and say in 71 days i will give him the keys to this house and cooperate with him fully in the meantime. questioning whether he was even an american, whether he was eligible to be president. moments ago, a poignant, emotional statement from hillary clinton. who acknowledged openly how painful this is. >> yeah. said it's going to take a while for her to get over this, and certainly emotional and the folks there who supported her and tried to help her break that highest, hardest glass ceiling. emotional there, too. what she said and i think paired with what obama is going to say
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will be so important for so many americans who believed in them, believed in obamaism, believed in a different kind of america in many ways than donald trump talked about. obama staked his legacy. spent so much time in the states, pennsylvania, ohio, north carolina. he really wanted to see hillary clinton win. and that didn't happen. >> i think the most amazing thing about this is it's been said so many times. this was not just a regular, ordinary election. both hillary clinton and barack obama have spent the last months not just saying she's a better choice, but saying donald trump is temperamentally unfit. patently unqualified. somebody you cannot trust with a nuclear codes. they, this was not a subtle message about trump. this was not, we have disagreements over exactly how health care should be done. >> and six in ten americans agreed with that. agreed, questioned his temperament, was not qualified. yet the mood for change, the disgust with this town and the
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political establishment and status quo was so great, even though many trump voters had profound doubts about donald trump his temperament, character, ability to be commander in chief and leader of the free world voted for him. >> they did. even college educated white voters, we won with that group, better than democrats of the past. and i am interested what the next two to four years are going to be like with a trump presidency, and with a republican congress. >> the next 70 days -- >> in 70 day, but what is the trump agenda looking like? how close does he work with the republican congress? are democrats going to work with him to get things through the congress, and i think those are all serious and open questions, exactly how he pursues this. but one thing that is under threat right now is president obama's signature legacy item, obama care. they can pass that through the budget process with a simple majority in the senate to repeal it, but don't have a plan to
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replace it yet. if they can get 60 votes, but still it shows you obama's legacy is in danger. >> one of a long list of things we'll discuss ahead. and the republican congress not going along with him in so many things with a pen donald trump can reverse orders on climate change, cuban policy, international policy. the question, mary katharine, waiting the democratic president to come out. i believe that's staff. we'll get a warning when the president comes out to speak there. the republican speak of the house, who days ago did not want to speak donald trump's name. coming out this morning and grating donald trump given credit where credit is due. republicans didn't lose as many seats as expected and kept a senate majority. a giant question mark and speaker ryan saying, thank you, donald trump. >> a new word in 2016, adjective and verb in the future for the strangest possible thing that could happen and also want to say to get this off my chest --
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people were so wrong. if you -- it's like oprah's favorite things being wrong. you were wrong. you were wrong, and you were wrong. everybody. so, like -- >> everybody. that's one of the many lessons to be learned. number one, this town is clearly out of touch. including the media and the political establishment. out of touch with america. washington is not america. >> the thinganimated, people were joesing f ijonesing change, and in the end didn't care. >> one minute away from the president of the united states. as much as we question can donald trump pass his agenda, which donald trump do we cigarette evolved self times and evolved in the last decade dramatically. many, many questions. we should celebrate a ritual of peaceful transformation. donald trump opponent con seepeded the race, the
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democratic president of the united states, no loss of love, listen to president obama, and here was hillary clinton moments ago saying, donald trump is my president now. >> donald trump is going to be our president. we owe him an open mind and the chance to lead. >> break out of secretary clinton. you see the current president of the united states, barack obama, and vice president joe biden, they leave office in 17 d71 day. let's listen. >> yesterday before books were tallied i shot a video some of you may have seen in which i said to the american people, regardless of which side you were on in the election, regardless of whether your candidate won or lost, the sun would come up in the morning, and that is one bit of prognosticating that actually came true. the sun is up, and i know everybody had a long night. i did as well. i had a chance to talk to
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president-elect trump last night, about 3:30 in the morning i think it was, to congratulate him on winning the election, and i had a chance to invite him to come to the white house tomorrow to talk about making sure that there is a successful transition between our presidencies. now, it is no secret that the president-elect and i have some pretty significant differences. but, remember, eight years ago president bush and i had some pretty significant differences. but president bush's team could not have been more professional or more gracious in making sure we had a smooth transition so that we could hit the ground running. and one thing you realize quickly in this job is that the presidency and the vice presidency is bigger than any of us. so i have instructed my team to follow the example that president bush's team set eight years ago and work as hard as we can to make sure that this is a
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successful transition for the president-elect. because we are now all rooting for a success and uniting and leading the country. a peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy. and over the next few months we are going to show that to the world. i also had a chance last night to speak with secretary clinton and i just had a chance to hear her remarks. i could not be prouder of her. she has lived an extraordinary life of public service. she was a great first lady. she was an outstanding senator for the state of new york. and she could not have been a better secretary of state. i'm proud of her. a lot of americans look up to her. her candidacy and nomination was historic and sends a message to our daughters all across the country, that they can achieve
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at the highest levels of politics. and i am absolutely confident that she and president clinton will continue to do great work for people here in the united states and all around the world. now, everybody is sad when their side loses an election, but the day after we have to remember that we're actually all on one team. this is an intramural scrimmage. we're not democrats first. we're not republicans first. we are americans first. we're patriots first. we all want what's best for this country. that's what i heard in mr. trump's remarks last night. that's what i heard when i spoke to him. directly. and i was heartened by that. that's what the country needs. a sense of unity, a sense of
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inclusion, a respect for our institutions, our way of life, rule of law, and a respect for each other. i hope that he maintains that spirit throughout this transition, and i certainly hope that's how his presidency has a chance to begin. i also told my team today to keep their heads up, because the remarkable work that they have done day in, day out, often without a lot of fanfare, often with a lot of, a lot of attention, work in agencies, work in obscure areas of policy that make government run better, and make it more responsive, and make it more efficient and make
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it more service-friendly so that it's actually helping more people, that remarkable work has left the next president with a stronger, better country. better than the one that existed eight years ago. so win or lose in this election, that was always our mission. that was our mission from day one. and everyone on my team should be extraordinarily proud of everything that they have done. and so should all the americans that i've had a chance to meet all across this country. we do the hard work of building on that progress every single day. teachers in schools, doctors in e.r. clinics. small businesses putting their all into starting something up. making sure they're treating their employees well. all of the important work that's done by moms and dads and families and congregations in
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every state. the worke perfecting this union. so this was a long and hard-fought campaign. a lot of our fellow americans are exalted today, and a lot of americans are less so, but that's the nature of campaigns. that's the nature of democracy. it is hard, and sometimes contentious and noisy. it's not always inspiring. but to the young people who got into politics for the first time and may be disappointed by the results, i just want you to k w know, you have to stay encouraged. don't get cynical. don't ever think you can't make a difference. secretary clinton said this morning, fighting for what is right is worth it.
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sometimes you lose an argument. sometimes you lose an election. you know, the path that this country has taken has never been a straight line. we zig and zag and sometimes we move in ways that some people think is forward, and others think is moving back. and that's okay. i've lost elections before. joe hasn't. but -- you know, so i've been -- i've been sort of -- >> you beat me badly. >> that's the way politics works sometimes. we try really hard to persuade people that -- we're right and the then people vote and then if
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we lose we learn from our mistakes do some reflection, we lick our wounds, we brush ourselves off and we get back in the arena. we go at it. we try even harder the next time. the point, though is that we all go forward with a prezumsumptiof good nath ofaith in our fellow citizens, because that is essential to a vibrant democracy. that's how this country has moved forward for 240 years. that's how we've pushed boundaries and promoted freedom around the world. that's how we've expanded the rights of our founding to reach all of our citizens. it's how we have come this far. and that's why i'm confident that this incredible journey that we are on as americans will go on. and i'm looking forward to doing everything that i can to make sure that the next president is
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successful in that. i have said before, i think of this job as being a relay runner. you take the baton. you run your best race. and hopefully by the time you hand it off, you're a little further ahead. you've made a little progress. and i can say that we've done that and i want to make sure that handoff is well executed, because ultimately we're all on the same team. all right. thank you very much, everybody. >> the president of the united states, barack obama. the vice president of the united states joe biden heading back into the oval office after quite a remarkable statement by the president in the rose garden. conciliatory. a lot of people will say, important, just saying these things. it is very important they say the the right things. hk hk said t
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hillary clinton said the right things. barack obama said the right things, and donald trump questioned his birth, his legitimacy saying i look forward to welcoming him here tomorrow at the white house, will do everything to help him get a smooth transition, we're all on the same team. and start there. a lot to talk about what the president just said, but to people watching around the world, jitters in the financial markets last night. global markets in turmoil pap question whether u.s. markets would crash today. it's important that they say and do the right things now and also, let's celebrate america for a minute. whatever your political views. it is quite remarkable after a campaign like this in the early hours we'll see what gets done, see how long it takes for the political system to go off the rail into disagreement again. at the moment, we're all on the same team. i'd hand you the baton. this is a relay race. >> it put us in some normalcy on the whole -- there are some americans less so, and i think
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people needed to hear this. this idea of being all on one team. we are patriots first. it talked about unity and inclusion, respect for institutions, and in some ways some trump supporters hear that as kind of a lecture to donald trump, but this is what americans need to see. sort of a sense of normalcy that all will be well as obama said at the beginning. the sun still came up this morning. >> and the sun came up, he did smile. pretty significant differences. >> and a pep talk of sorts to democrats who are absolutely dejected today about what happened last night. saying the sun will come up. sometimes this happens. brush it off and get back into the arena. trying to make the case that this is not the end of the world. we'll be back at it. we need to reflect what we didf forward. a lot of the rank and file democrats don't know the way forward may have needed to hear this. >> take us months to unravel.
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this election. what voters exactly were saying, lessons to be learned from both parties, how will it affect governing? how much of a leash does the new president have, donald trump. looking about trade, and other things. the president struck me, easy to get lost with so much dust in the air, secretary clinton, he said, has lived a remarkable life in public service. turning pages and closing chapters here. including on the clintons. bill and hillary clinton. we thought, a lot of people thought we'd have history. not only a second clinton in the white house but the first woman in the white house and also the first spouse of a former president to become president. that chapter's closed. >> right. yes, it is indeed. i don't think that takes away from the fact that hillary clinton has led a very, a path-breaking life. she has really been on the edge of gender politics and gender expectations for her entire cree, and back from when she was a young first lady in arkansas. so i do think she has had a remarkable life. this is obviously not how they
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saw the final chapter but i think it is likely the final chapter. >> in the final chapter in the dlc wing of the party. right? i mean, the centrist wing of the party -- >> and issues, couldn't believe -- >> yeah. >> exactly. so i think that's -- >> i think we're going to see the populist wing of the democratic party rise, but there still are centrists in the party, too. i don't know that debate is over. >> the last point the president made before circled back, i told my team to keep their heads up. talking his own legacy. he knows and the obama team knows again that the republican speaker said this morning early on in the new administration they'll work to repeal and replace the affordable care act. president obama signature, obama care we saw it, national health care law in the united states. he knows donald trump promised to use his pen on executive orders. conservatives waiting for this moment, mary kathl arinekathari.
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do they trust president trump to do this? >> live and die by the executive order. they're easier to get rid of. a problem, but for his legacy, another problem. tough for her? this is tough for him. e explicitly on the trail said my legacy is on the ballot, and this is a reflection of that. >> and a much more personal investment here than in the midterms in 2010 and 2014's in all three elections during his presidency when he has not been on the ballot, democrats got shellacked. to your point. >> listen quickly. just heard a conciliatory, very graceful, generous president obama saying i'm groing to work with president-elect trump, even though profound policy differences. graceful. mary katharine's point, days ago, listen to this president obama. >> but you don't see him hanging out with working people, unless they're cleaning his room.
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or mowing the fairways on his golf club. >> this is somebody who is uniquely unqualified. i ran against john mccain. i ran against mitt romney. i thought i'd be a better president, but i never thought that the republic was at rickat elected. president obama will go down as the worst president of the united states. at least i will go down as a president. >> mocking late-night huger from the president. number one, he was wrong that donald trump would not be president. number two, one of the biggest lessons for democrats including the president of the united states not on the ballot any more. mocking reference donald trump did not relate to working people. look at the map. look at the industrial heartland states traditionally blue. some of them going back to the 1980s, some for 28 and 30 years, have been blue.
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the heartland. some call it the rust belt. it is red today, forget the metaphor, 2x4 for the democratic party. >> it is, and shows the democratic party did not relate well to white working class voters. see them shifting from the democratic party in recent krishgales and a failure to get their own base out in these key states. african-american voters in some states. his mapanics hispanics. thought they would bring out in numbers. more like the 2014 midterm electorate in which the republicans ran the table, and the congressional elections. that was, the real test for them going forward. how do you get that basic excited? >> in 2012 after republicans lost that race, they were essentially in a demographic spiral. the fact they were wins with white voters losing with a growing share of minority
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voters. some in the people, minority voice at the time, i think we can win pumping up our share of white vote. don't necessarily have to do better with minorities. donald trump may have done a little better with minorities. the real reason he won, did much better with white voters. i think long term that's still a challenge for the party because the white chair is decreasing every time. dropped this time two percentage points. for the moment, that -- theory was -- >> unlike 2012 could have that debate while in control of the house and senate. doesn't have to mean they'll solve the riddle, if you will, but have the conversation for position of power now in the room, shall we say. as making decisions. sit tight. up next, the critical factors that led to the victory and the big hillary clinton defeat after polls had shown quite the opposite. remember when you said that men are superior drivers? yeah...
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welcome back. before we continue our conversation, a closer look at the resounding donald trump victory. one note, at the moment hillary
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clinton leads in the popular vote. see if that stays that way finish counting votes. if so expect democrats to use that argument against the new president donald trump saying we won the popular vote, sir. listen to us as well. but what republicans will say, look at this map. michigan, haven't quite calmed it yet, but donald trump leading in a state that has not voted republican for president since 1988. doing so quite convincingly. running up the state and performing here. macomb county, first learned of so-called reagan democrats back in the day. donald trump winning with blue collar workers 54% to 42%. an important count any an important state. house speaker paul ryan from the state of wisconsin. donald trump winning here, narrow but by a point. donald trump written all weeks ago in this state of the industrial heartland. donald trump runs it up. six states for barack obama in both of his predial elections. a realignment in american
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politics? a conversation that will continue for years. democrats look at map, humilia e humiliating defeat. donald trump looks at the map and call it is a new movement. >> as i've said from the beginning, ours was not a campaign but rather an incredible and great movement. made up of millions of hard-working men and women who love their country and want a better, brighter future for themselves and for their family. it's a movement comprised of americans from all races, religions, backgrounds and beliefs, who want and expect our government to serve the people. >> it is remarkable. that statement last night, if you followed this campaign where he was saying, lock her up, i'll appoint a special prosecutor. the people in our government of losers. it was a very scorched earth, scathing critique of american
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institutions, of every democratic power often the republican establishment. donald trump sounding a very different note there last night. we'll get to more of what he said. it's important to listen to his tone now, carrying this forward. the point before the break, one of the open discussions before the election was, trump campaign officials on the record saying one of their strategies, such a negative campaign it would depress people. convince people to stay home. donald trump is the next president of the united states. he received 1.1 million fewer votes than john mccain back in 2008. john mccain lost in a landslide. received 2 million fewer votes than mitt romney who lost in an electoral college landslide in 2012. donald trump criticized john mccain once for being captured in the veet na war and called romney a choker. 2 million fewer votes than a choker. what lesson do republicans take from that? is their president, won the election. turned blue states red.
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can rightly claim i changed american politics because he did. they claim, just an aberration. >> who knows? in some ways more interesting to see what the democratic autopsy is. i think one of the things clear in talking to progressives -- >> nominate somebody with a clear and compelling economic agenda he never laid out and somebody that did not go against their boss' wishes and had a private e-mail server. >> that's right and some are wondering whether or not hillary clinton was pulled too far to the left on race. here is really the first democratic candidate to campaign in the era of black lives matter. if you look at bill clinton, sister souljah moments, and obama himself didn't have to go to the left on race or talk about race because he was black. there you have hillary clinton having to meet obama where he is right now on race, where he is talking about black lives matter a bit more, and then go further. campaigning with the mothers of the movement.
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there she was obviously in some of these big states going to hbcu. she had to do things on race i think that not only did not energi energi energi energize african-americans and maybe alienated -- >> and never brought herself to the broader electorate. did for particular segments of the electorate but never, people care about gun control, for instance. but she never really stated why is it, what is the case for her? what she did state clearly, the case against donald trump. the problem with that was that his negatives were already sky high. they were sky high on election day. exit poll showed, as you said earlier, people did not think he was qualified for the job. she didn't have to talk people into that, but she did have to -- interesting because covering that campaign over the last several weeks her senior advisers repeatedly said they
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were going to try to do that and never were able to do it. >> to the point about this. look at our exit polls. a note of skepticism at the top. exit polls early on suggested hillary clinton would win. these numbers are not exactly right. be honest about that. one of the autopsies, our media business had to do, polling told us she would win and some polls said convincingly. in the exit poll, look at the exit polls, unfavorable opinion of donald trump 60% voters who cast a ballot. a lot of trump voters. 64% say he lacks temperament to be president. a lot of trump voters. 60%, unqualified to serve. but -- the wind in his face. here's the wind in his back. the ability to change the way things are. 80%. dissatisfied with the federal government? 58%. hillary clinton was a third term barack obama. donald trump despite the risks voters thought they were taking decided the temperament risk was
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more important thant the status quo. >> people are fed up with this town wanted someone to shake up washington, despite the risks. in the primaries, the reason he won the primary in large part is because exit polls voters showed, voters felt the republican leadership betrayed them and wanted someone to go up and really overhaul this system. that turned out to be the winning argument on the message front and on the strategic side. the clinton campaign, they did not pay attention to their own backyard. they thought wisconsin was in the bag. did not visit the state. michigan -- >> so did the rest of us. >> right, but the political professionals running a campaign. right, but that is -- when they look at their own campaign, they want to go into red states, should have worried about their own backyard. >> my dad used to say a difference between cocky and sure. sure you go and check. tend to the garden.
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they were cocky. didn't go to wisconsin after the democrat convention. michigan late, and things were moving by then p. a quick break and then come back and what comes next? so much of the campaign season is about the trouble in the republican party. another thing to discuss -- what about the democrats? what do they do after a stunning defeat?
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jux welcome back. candidate donald trump aerngd mexico saying he a would build a wall across the southern u.s.-mexican bored and mexico would pay for it, angered canada, rip up the north american trade agreement and cha china, rip up trade agreements there. and paying mored to partners in nato community. a bit nervous globally because candidate trump is now president-elect trump. again in hit statement last night, trying to be con sill te conciliatory -- >> we will get along with everyone-of-the world.
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i want to tell the world community that while we will always put americas interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone. with everyone. all people and all other nations. we will seek common ground, not hostility. partnership. not conflict. >> a very, very, very different tone than what we heard from candidate trump for most of the campaign. again, smart. now, we'll learn more when he fills out his team. donald trump has 4,000 jobs to fill including a cabinet in two months. no small undertaking. no government experience. the first president of the united states who was not either in the military or in government beforehand. which is remarkable. we'll see this business experience put to the test. to that message, to the global community, there are jitters around the world including in the key leadership offices of america's key allies. the kremlin today. looking forward to work wig the new president of the united
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states. this is not just a whole brand new world in the united states. what happens with president trump on the global stage? >> i think that's like one of the biggest questions we have. unlike domestic policy, a lot of things to get through congress, the president has a lot of authority to conduct foreign policy, yes, theoretically as he sees fit, and i think, though, that it's not a given that he's going to govern the way he campaigned. partly because on a lot of issues he said more than one thing. even on some core issues over the course of the campaign. say immigration. he said very wildly different policies at various points of his campaign, and to some extent on foreign policy. >> banning muslims became banning people from countries that -- never knew quite what that meant. >> always very squishy. exactly. it's possible, i don't know, we'll see, that his foreign policy, if he gets smart people in there and decides, well, maybe this is something i should just be making up on the go,
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that maybe it will be -- >> where he'll get into trouble. if he starts to -- like mexico, doesn't go forward with the wall and demand mexico pays for it. his calling card in the presidential primary. in particular, and does not go forward with some sort of temporary ban on immigrants coming from countries affected by terrorism, could mean a wide swath of the world, what does that mean for his core message he ran his campaign on? >> round them up and deportation force. talked about that. the question is, we have no answers. whether or not he just defaults to the gop policy on these things, and that i think was always the theory and the hope among gop-ers that paul ryan would hand him his agenda and maybe john mccain and lindsey graham would hand him the vision of a hawkish foreign policy. >> yeah. >> john mccain and lindsey graham hand off policy measures? to that point, the conservative
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movement you know well. paul ryan came out today said we have an agenda. they do, and hopeful even, distrusted donald trump. be honest. hoping he passes it, donald trump signs it. dhoent want to rip up the trade deals. maybe ameind t amend them. a friend in mike pence. >> their hope, mercurial as always. not an ideological creature, never was. not a true conservative. a guy tapped into something people were feeling and can change policies. watching him throughout this, interesting shts the folks who really like him don't care when he changes his mind. the thing about the primaries, rye pudati repudiation of obama's policies policies policies --- >> the man radwho wrote the dea
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