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protests continue against the trump presidency in a number of cities coast-to-coast. cnn continues to cover them. our political coverage continues all night. "cnn tonight" with don lemon starts now. >> announce >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. breaking news protests spreading in the wake of donald trump's election. this is "cnn tonight," i'm don lemon. the voters have spoken but this is a still a country divided. hillary clinton winning the popular vote while donald trump wins a stunning upset electoral college victory. >> to all republicans and democrats and independents across this nation, i say it is time for us to come together as one united people. >> donald trump is going to be our president. we owe we him an open mind and
the chance to lead. >> we're not democrats first, we're not republicans first. we are americans first. we're patriots. we all want what's best for this country. he he >> here are the important questions. what happens now? what will america become under president trump and why did so many experts never see this coming? our breaking news tonight, you're looking live at protests growing in the wake of donald trump's stunning upset victory less than 24 hours ago from trump's hometown in new york, to chicago, from denver, to oakland. let's get to cnn's jason carol and jean casaris outside trump tower, and at anti-trump protest. jason you're outside trump tower. it's not even a full day as
president-elect trump and there are mass protests. what's going on? >> reporter: still thousands of people out here in front of trump tower on fifth avenue. some of the crowd has leveled out a bit, but you can see police have managed to move a number of the protestors sectioned off by fences here. we are right on fifth avenue. the protesters now more between 57th and 56th. they're a little further south now on fifth avenue, a little closer to 56th street. they've been out here now for about two hours, many of them telling me they feel as though donald trump ran a racist campaign. they are not pleased obviously with the results of what happened last night, and they're looking for a way to vent their anger event their frustration with the system, with the media, with donald trump. a number of issues, that's why they've gathered out here. so far it's been pretty peaceful. police officers on the other end in force, standing at the ready,
just in case. but again they've managed to disburse much of the crowd here on 57th street, but a number of protestors still out here, still in front of trump tower still very much voicing their anger. don? >> all right, jason i want you to stand by. i want to get to jean. what are they saying? >> reporter: well, they're chanting "donald trump is not our president. donald trump go away." we're here and the new york police department said at its height there were 5,000 people here. we want to show you. i'm at a different vantage point from jason and there are a lot of people here and they're passionet and th passionate and for "trump is not our voice," don't make america hate again, not my president. some even saying america has never been great and there should be a revolution. now this was put on, it was
promoted on facebook, gathering so many people from the socialists alternative, and they also, as far as promotion do not believe that democratic party has been fair to them by having hillary clinton as a nominee because she was not able to stop donald trump and this group believes that bernie sanders could have stopped him but they're primarily here to voice their objection to who will be the 45th president of the united states, don. >> and you said, jean, at the height new york police said it was about 5,000 people. how many people there are now and how long do they plan to stay, do you know? >> reporter: i would say close to a thousand right now and their voices are still passionate. we actually walked from union square up to here, 56th and fifth avenue, all along fifth avenue, that's 40 blocks. it kept building as they kept walking more and more people came and joined the group, but as you see, they're loud,
they're loud, they're passionate and they don't seem to be going anywhere any time soon. >> all right, jean, i want you to stand by. ryan young in chicago, you're among the protestors. who are they and what are they saying? >> reporter: i want to show you where we are, famous michigan avenue. you can see the big building right here that is trump tower here in town, that's where they are deciding to do this protest. what i can tell you already is if you hear the chant, they're using the "f" word, but that bus has been covered with people who decided to jump on top of the bus and show they disagree with donald trump. on top of that, this crowd here is huge. i would tell you the crowd is more than a few thousand, more than a half mile long and we keep seeing the crowds grow and grow. at one point they were able to block parts of lake shore drive.
they've been consistent and they've been showing the displeasure. this actually started around 5:00 and i can tell you it seems like every half hour this continues to grow. more and more young people are growing in this crowd. one thing about it is, it's a very diverse crowd. you have people from mexican ethnicity, black people, white people. they're altogether in protest. now they're doing the four chants saying they're against trump and want a different president. obviously someone's been a different president. i don't even know if you can hear me it's so loud. >> we can barely hear you, but we can make out what you're saying. you're a little bit low there. ryan young is in chicago. there's also protests on the other side of your screen from portland, oregon, and if you're just tuning in we're following protests around the country in the wake of the election of donald trump, the new president elect. i want to get to los angeles, that's why we find paul. what's happening there?
>> reporter: don, i'm just off camera. we have about 200, 300, maybe 400 people here on the steps of city hall. this is an extremely young crowd, many of them were high schoolers who started earlier in the day. one of the things that we're hearing throughout, is people in this crowd telling us that they now fear that donald trump is going to launch a series of events that causes them to have loved ones or relatives deported. i'm now going to talk to avian who is one of those people. >> your friends right now about friends or relatives? >> yes, i am. >> reporter: tell us what you're worried about? >> i'm worried my racist president is going to deport my family to our homeland. no one should be deported where they come from. donald trump needs to leave the white house. he needs to be impeached. >> you can tell us -- i know you're probably fearful of being very specific, which relatives
who you talking about and are you a citizen? >> i'm a citizen, but my family is not. my family lives in alabama, but they may be deported back to japan or gauam so i'm just a little worried about them. >> that's just one of the sentiments. people who are telling us they feel california is its own nation state, very different from the rest of the country, and if you look at this sign right here, it says calexit because we have different values but we share love for freedom. what is going through your mind right now and how serious are you taking this notion? >> all right. what's going through my mind is a lot of emotion. i think today was a very emotional day for everybody in california. emotions are running high. i heard this around quite a bit and i think part of the thing is, you know, we want it to be peaceful. we understand some people feel this way, other people feel this
way, that's not necessarily a right or wrong, but we can coax this but we need to -- maybe it's an amicable breakup. >> we need to stop being codepartmec codependant, and need to be dependant. we've been sportiupporting the country for too long. it's like having a broke [ bleep ] friend for dinner. >> i'm from the midwest and i wanted to be around open-minded people and diversity and what i love about living in l.a. and somebody attacks the diversity of my community i take that as a personal attack and that's not okay. >> as i california native, i grew upon in the '70s, and grew up with this idea we could takes care of the earth and the california environment values aren't spread out to the rest of the country, the whole planet is screwed. >> it's about respect. it's a global issue.
respecting our neighbors. >> reporter: you're saying it's a global issue. >> it is a global issue. we need to take care of initiative. it starts with humans. we have takes care of the planet, water, we have to takes care of the future. without these implementations in our system, we're extremely doomed and that is negative for the effect of our society and the children. i do this because i care for the future. i'm concerned about what would happen 20 years from now. already there's indications in china and in india that pollution is killing people. children and elderly especially, and i'm extremely passionate of what i do and i will never stop. >> we really appreciate your guys' comments. i'm going to send it back to you now, don. you got a flavor for it. you can see as we said, these are literally the steps of city hall and we now have about two, to three, 400 people here. very peaceful and the los angeles police department taking a very standoff approach as they're off in the distance. we're not seeing any
confrontations and by the way, just the last couple moments we're seen some more yellow signs that say wall street is the enemy, not muslims or immigrants. don, i can't hear you so well, so i'll toss it back to you. >> all right, paul. i know it's very loud. paul is in los angeles, oakland, california. protests growing all across the country, although the one in new york may be dissipating just a little bit. also, in chicago this evening, there is a protest, and there is a big one happening, the one that start today all, in new york city right at trump tower and again let's go back to jason carol who is there. as we look at these other protests in oakland and portland and los angeles, has trump said anything about the protests? >> we haven't heard donald trump say anything about the protests as of yet. but you know look tomorrow's another day but what we have heard from the president elect, don, and -- is that what he wants to do is represent people of all races. he says of all different backgrounds and ethnicities.
what he wants to do is try and unite this country. one of the folks i want to bring in very quickly that he's already brought into the fold voted for donald trump. he came out to the protest to see what was going on. you are latino, you voted for donald trump. >> absolutely. >> what do you think of what's happen something. >> i'm kind of confused. it's very disrespectful and what these people are doing is outrageous. at the same time, i was just saying to my friend a lot of them are young and in my opinion don't really know what they're doing. they're just doing it out of anger. they have no strategy to what they're doing. >> reporter: in talking to some of the protestors, they're venting and voicing their thoughts because they feel as though their voices were not heard. >> i mean if you -- obviously the voice of america was heard. people voted, and he won, you know, so you had a chance to
vote. she lost. you upoknow, get over it. >> your thought, time to move on. >> reporter: you heard the president-elect, he said he wants to represent people of all races, all ethnicities. this raesinated with this? >> i remember being denounced by family members, they said you don't know what you're doing. a lot of them hispanic, because i'm hispanic and it came to a point where i was like this is what i believe. i believe what this man is saying so with that being said, i stuck to my commitment and i actually voted for him and as well as donated. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: don want to present a different point of view, different perspective. want you to take a look at the line of police officers, still here on fifth avenue. >> reporter: you're saying what? >> trump represents racism in this country and we will not stand for it. >> reporter: just wanted to get your voice in there. once again, don, you can see the line of police officers who are here on fifth avenue right in
front of trump tower. trump or his part is not here. he left sometime ago. he was here earlier today meeting with his top advisors. i'm sure you've already heard some of the names already being floated out in terms of working toward his transition team, some names familiar names that have been quoted like newt gingrich, chris christie, rudy giuliani, former new york city mayor, just some of the names being floated out now as donald trump moves ahead with his transition team tomorrow, he'll be meeting with the president. also be meeting with house speaker paul ryan, someone he was at odds with throughout the campaign, but someone he will be meeting with tomorrow. don? >> all right, jason, i want you to stand by. i want to go back to chicago now and ryan young, ryan what's going on there? >> we have a few thousand people and they obviously are screaming some very colorful words about donald trump. this has been going on since 5:00.
we're told they've walked several miles. there are signs like this one. please tell me what your sign says first of all. >> my sign says i can't believe i still have to protest for civil rights. >> what brought you guys out here to protest against donald trump? >> i think a lot of us are just in utter shock and disbelief. obviously the forecasts did not predict this outcome and a lot of us don't really know what else do so we're just doing what we can do. >> do me a favor, describe the crowd in terms of a mixture and how people have been so far. >> obviously we see a lot of people of color and people of different backgrounds, which is very, very nice to see. coming from nebraska, i don't see that very often. and everybody has been very peaceful so far, so it's been very nice out here. >> you told me you're college students. what has this been like watching this over the last 24 hours? >> it's been really frustrating because as a nation we've come upon so far but it seems like we've taken many steps back so
we want to come together to change that and make sure we keep going forward. >> reporter: someone may say he's president, why not move on, what would you say to that? >> it's never over. we can still fight. our ancestors fought for so long. they fought so hard. it is not our time to give up right now. it is not. >> thank you. >> reporter: don one of the things i want to show you -- thank you, ladies -- one of the things i want to show you, see that bus, a lot of protestors wanted to jump on the bus and showing their displeasure and you see we're right outside the trump tower. so this has been going on for several hours. we've seen the police. the only time they seem to get involved is when they decide to block lake shore drive. once they block that, that's when the police stepped in. outside of that, everything has been peaceful. >> all right, bryan young. thank you very much. again you're looking at protests happening all around the country in several major cities in city, in philadelphia, in portland, in new york city, and on, and on.
the one in new york, right in front of trump tower in chicago, and the trump tower and hotel. we'll continue to follow that and bring the latest on this breaking news on cnn. in the meantime let's bring in dana bash and mark preston, chief senior political analyst, gloria berger, and sam wong, cohost of politics and polls pod cast. good evening to you. i have to and you, about these protests happening right now, did any of you expect this? did you expect this, david gerg gergen? >> no, we had an unprecedented election yesterday and now we've got an unprecedented protest. i think of who the very strikes ing that in both cases, we had a massive protest vote yesterday that brought the offensive of the presidency to donald trump and now we're having the county protest. this is a very divide the
country. mr. trump will not have a honeymoon and we're in for some rough times ahead. it's going to take an enormous amount of effort on his part, as well as others to come to this with good will because anxiety and the fear is deep. it's beyond anything i've ever seen in a presidential election, don, i must tell you. i have not known people to say listen, i'm desperately anxious, i do need to move, are they going to deport my family, am i going to lose my healthcare. there are a lot of people on the losing side who are extremely unhappy tonight. >> gloria borger, this is what many people have been talking about, the fear, i think our country is used to tacking left to right, or having a liberal or democratic president, this is beyond that.
this is about, this is about fear, many seem to be stoked up on the campaign trail, and they're worried about it. >> yeah, i think it -- i think that's what you see playing out right now. the pengilum has swung. it's not out of the ordinary in american politics for that to have occurred. you have eight years of a president who was very polarizing and now is quite popular and who donald trump has promised to do is undo mostly everything he's done for the past eight years and after this bitter and deviivisive campaign which hillary clinton and donald trump went at each other and called donald trump dangerous and he called her names back, you have an american public that was listening to that. and that voters here are afraid of the unknown and what will happen next in terms of immigration, for example, in
terms of healthcare. these are major issues that affect affect their family the. the question that comes to my mind is this is a constituency now in need of a leader. we talk about a change of leadership obviously in the republican party you have president-elect trump. who do you have in the democratic party now that can lead beyond the clintons for the next generation and who can talk to these people in the streets now and beyond who are going to be looking for a leader of that party? >> and dana, to that end, is this in part because democrats didn't prepare their people for the chance that they could lose? >> i think that's possible, but i think david and gloria and you have don, have been saying what this is about is fear. let me just be kind of the glass half full person for a minute here. we're seeing peaceful protests in the streets. we're not seeing tanks.
you know, this is another example, an illustration of a healthy democracy. obviously one is what we saw yesterday, which is an election and this is people who are never mind not thrilled with the outcome, fearful of it and they want their voices to be heard because they don't feel that they were heard at the ballot box because the candidate that they are unsure of and frankly many of them scared of will be the next president of the united states. we're having this conversation now because they're using their right to protest. >> that is part of app american democracy, mark. the question is do we expect to see more of these? van jones said he expects these to grow at least for the time being. >> i think van is right. i really think it's situational. look this is still very raw at this time last night we still department know who was going to be president of the united states. things started tilting towards
donald trump at about this hour. but look people are scared. people are frustrated, and people are upset that they didn't win. i mean, it was in many ways we thought the cake was baked. we thought hillary clinton was going to be the next president, we looked at the modeling and we thought it was a done deal and i think people were shocked and surprised. one thing about these protests, this a healthy democracy and we should be embracing the fact people are using voice and their vote. we saw that with the anger and frustration with middle america, particularly the white working class middle class who are -- don't have college degrees who feel like they've been left behind. we're seeing young people and minorities who feel left behind. i think paul begala thursday a couple hours ago is you have to stop protesting and start
voting. the fact of the matter is if you want to enact change, you have to get involved. i don't mean for the folks on the street, i mean for the folks who voted for donald trump, and everybody who has a say in what our democracy is. >> some of the anger may be no other way to say it, a shocking outcome. you said it's totally over. if trump wins more than 240 votes i think i will eat a bug. we don't want you to eat a bug, but all the polls were wrong. >> i made a promise. >> all the polls were wrong including yours and we were up here saying it as the jou journalists and the pollsters, what happened? what went wrong? >> i think what happened here, it is true that people who are aggravating polls including myself were pretty sure to varying degrees of a clinton victory and the fact of the matter is there was a reasonably large polling error, something like three to six percentage points, six points in senate
races, three or four points for the presidency, and basically, it was -- it's a polling error that's pretty large and as a race that was pretty for that l narrowly contested. undecided voters who made their minds up at the last minute or who are able to state their preference, maybe they weren't away what their preference is, because donald trump is a uniquely popplarizing candidate. there's something strongly polarizing about him and what's happening on the streets is almost certainly a reaction to the unprecedented nature of his candidacy sgmpt glor candidacy. >> gloria borger, back to you. i've asked some of the surrogates for donald trump, some of the pollsters and our very own analyst, was there a hidden donald trump vote? people say that it -- there wasn't one, that's a false narrative that's being put out. what do you see? how do you see that? >> i think it's -- it's really simplistic to say it's just one
thing. i thinking that in talking to people who were doing the data analytics for the trump campaign, they were seeing some voters in rural america that other people were not seeing but even they said they under estimated the turnout in rural america in some states by as much as 10%. also, what you were just talking about was these late deciders. among late deciders, there was a large number of them in a lot of states. trump won those late deciders by ten points. could those have been people after the fbi issue, the comey issue, could they have decided at the last minute to vote against hillary clinton, sure, but i think there are larger factors that play here and john king has been talking about this for the past 24 hours we have divisions, we have urban, rural, college-educated,
noncollege-educated. we had divisions on gender, we had divisions on issues like trade, and all of those things heap together, we had a donald trump victory and i think the democrats if anything, were guilty of assuming that middle class would be with them because they have always been in the past in those blue states and what they didn't anticipate was that a lot of those voters feel disenfranchised and left behind particularly in a lot of those blue rust belt states and they decided to leave the democratic party because they felt that candidate u hillary clint candidate, hillary clinton, was to the candidate they needed so much emphasis was put on how women were going to vote. how did women vote? >> not enough for hillary clinton -- not enough at all, and just in general, but the
numbers were lower of all demographics, democrats and republicans, part of the story gloria was talking about. >> and the one thing, too, there was a myth, there was a sweep. fewer people voted than last time and the minority demographic that was expected to show up for hillary clinton just didn't -- it wasn't a real sweep of people cross the country, which we thought, which john king pointed out earlier. >> right, it didn't turnout to be at all. that was the case for just women in general, but the thing that sort of cleaned her with the way voters came out was the divide between educated women and non-educated -- i'm saying that wrong -- women who don't have a college education. thank you. it's been a long 24 hours. >> we understand. >> i think it was two to one, according to the polls that
we've seen against hillary clinton, running to be first female president and i have to say now everything is very, very clear with 20/20 hindsight, but when i went to the philadelphia area right after the "access hollywood" tape broke and these were women who came out at that time to see ivanka trump and they did not care at all about that tape or anything but they liked donald trump's message, he was an outsider, going to focus on economic issues and by the way he wasn't hillary clinton who they couldn't stand. >> go ahead david gergen. i want to sa >> i want to say, don, given the certainty which so many approach the election right up until 9 0 9:00, 10:00 last night, how shattering and shocking the
result was, that all of us ought to -- in my judgment, ought to be a little humble about trying to explain it as if we know. we didn't understand it going in, why should we understand it perfectly in behind light. i think this is going to take a lot of sorting out and a lot of inspection by various institutions. the polling industry really ought to look internally. frankly the media has a responsibility to and. we need do and ourselves, how do we cover this, what should we have done better, were we enablers of donald trump, were we too negative? there were arn lot of questions and we ought to be willing to take sometime to sort it out so we understand better before we sort of rush on to the next event. thank you very much, everyone. and sam i give you a lot of credit for coming on and being honest about it and i really appreciate that. thank you to my entire panel. when we come back as protests spread across the
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well and bark, everyone. please pay attention to this. there is no denying this has been one of the ug liist elections in years. far from america's finest hour, but it's over, and donald trump has won and he's won fair and square, whether you agree with him or not, it is up to us to give the president elect the benefit of the doubt. it is also up to him to help heal this divided nation. no, never abandon your principl principles, like people are doing it peacefully, that's what america's about, but one of the foundations of this country is the peaceful transition of power from one administration to the next. it's one of the things that truly make this country great. the people have spoken. now it's time for us to come together as one nation, americans. meanwhile, protestors spreading less than 24 hours after donald trump's stunning election victory. michael reagan, son of former
president ronald reagan, and kevin madden. good evening. am i right, ana, you have been opposed and you say it's time to come together? >> v >> visc earl y. the reality is the mani referred to as the orange amoeba is now my president-elect and i've got to deal with that. i've got to deal with the reality. i realize we're all in this boat together. he's now the captain of this boat. we have got to hope, we have got to pray that donald trump that we see as president is a better person, is a different person, is a leader, is a better american than the person we saw. when i was thinking in the campaign, when i was thinking about this, i thought to myself, the last couple of weeks i have been combath trump's narrative
on tv that the system was rigged. i don't believe our system is rigged. i believe it's imperfect, but i don't believe it's rigged and if it wasn't rigged when donald trump was going to lose, it's not rigged today. i respect the system, i respect the insurance constituti the insuran the institution and we've got to see what kind of person donald trump is. if he is the same person donald trump is, hell yes we're going to speak up, and hell yes we're going to criticize him and hold him responsible, we're going to and for better america and a better president. until then let's give him a chance and hope and pray than what we've seen for the latest 18 months is different or the last 70 years. >> kevin, i can get your response? >> i think ana is right. that's one of the things about america is this ability that we have to put aside the campaign season and then enter into the governing season with maybe a sense of unit. a sense of common purpose and i
think that's where, as much as americans are using their voices right now to protest like we see in new york and chicago and elsewhere, we do have very big challenges as a nation we have to tackle together. so, we should reflect the process that we just went through, as ana said. it is an imperfect one, but it is one that also has built-in accountability for voters after elections and i think that's where members of both parties, voters, folks like -- folks across the country who are going to opine on the process. that's where they can continue to play a role and a constructive one. >> michael reagan. >> what i have to say is remember what my father said and i think i tweeted this the other day. he said michael there's big difference between being elected president and then that day, you
tell tell actually become the president of the united states. i think that's what kevin and ana alluded to. what's he going to do when he reads the letter left to him hopefully by barack obama and now he becomes the president of the united states, because now it's going to be up to him to bring this country together and we're going to see how he's going to do this and people are going to say if he's doing it right or wrong, but it's going to be in his hands. he's got his hands on the untiler the next four years to bring this together and he can only do it from the oval office. >> ana navarro, hillary clinton is winning the popular vote now, but trump took the prize. let's listen to her concession speech. >> we have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought, but i still believe in america and i always will, and if you do, then we must accept this result and then look to the future. donald trump is going to be our
president. we owe we ow we owe him an open mind and the chance to lead. >> ana, that was very gracious, but not all of the followers are listening. >> well, look, it's very hard to put passions away after you have been intensely engaged, intensely emotionally involved and invested in a campaign for over a year. i think the same thing, same exact thing would have happened had donald trump lost. we would have been seeing protests by another group of folks. there was -- this was a very n contentious, passionate campaign and whomever won, 40% was going to wake up visc earl ly disliking that choice. i think i'm seeing in these protests and hearing from people that have called me, tweeted me that have contacted me, i'm hearing fear. it's not just discontent.
there is a sense of fear by many, many americans we are going back to an era of racism, an era of hostility, an area of bigotry, an area of sexism like we haven't seen. i'm not an advisor to donald trump, but one of the things i would maybe suggest to him is he acknowledge and address these protests going on all over country. there's something like eight cities where there are impromptu protests he is a different person in that campaign mode. i also think he should call up the spanish networks. he went through his entire campaign without giving one interview to a national network in spanish. he needs to reach out to those communities of color. if you take a look at those protests, many, many of the people protesting are young people and people of color. they are the ones that are most afraid of donald trump and what his administration can mean in terms of dividing this country further and the actions that it
can mean in terms of deportat n deportation, racism, ethnic cleansing. he has got to address this and reach out. >> don, if i could reach out. >> go ahead, michael. >> ana, if i understand what you're saying, if donald trump came out tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow morning and started talking this way that you're asking him to talk, to reach out -- i'm not saying he shouldn't -- but if he did that, you would have his people out protesting in front of trump tower tomorrow night he's already caved to the left, then in fact it's going to be the same as always under a donald trump. he cannot afford to do that at this point. he needs to raise his right hand. he's going to have trouble with his own side as he moves forward. >> i think he did it last night. i thought last night he struck a very conciliatory tone. that's what it could take to address these protests specifically. we're going to watch these
protests get bigger perhaps and become a bigger problem and a symbol of the division that's going on in this country right now. i thought donald trump hit the tone perfectly last night. >> how about donald trump and hillary clinton make a joint appearance and ask for calm? >> i don't know, man. listen if i were hillary clinton, i'd take to bed for months. >> do you know what, kevin, she did say today she was willing to help him in any way, help with leading the country, or help healing the divide. that was part of her remarks today. >> michael brings up i think legitimate concerns that some of those supporters would have, but i think to ana's point, this is what is unique about the presidency. other parts of our ghaft had very preventable concerns and oftentimes they had very partisan concerns, but the president as healer in chief and the president as a unifying force in this country is particularly powerful. people have a particularly powerful respect for that. now he's just president elect, but this is going to be one of the first steps that he could
take in the incoming days to send that type of message about what his presidency is going to be like in that regard and he's going to lead the divisions of the past behind on the campaign trail and instead, as a governing force now, he has a different view on how he wants to bring different sides together in a way that speaks to both concerns, those that supported him and those that did not. >> here's speaker paul ryan this morning. listen. >> many of our fellow citizens feel alienated and have lost faith in our core institutions. they don't feel heard and they don't feel represented by those in office, but donald trump heard a voice out in this country that no one else heard. he connected with -- he kekded in -- he connected in ways with people no one else did. he turned politics on its head and now donald trump will lead a
unified republican government. >> ana, he heard a voice that no one else in the country heard? >> look, i think that's -- i think that's fairly accurate. i think paul makes a good point there. >> the truth is through the republican primary, we saw that donald trump was able to since the angst, the trumperation, fr against the institutions, against the bureaucracy, against the establishment, against status quo. i think a lot of people, including me, including many of us in the media, including the 15 other people running against him in the primaries just missed the point. i also think hillary clinton missed the point to the alarm part, you know, bernie sanders didn't miss it, but i do think that we saw hillary clinton make that same mistake that so many others made during the republican primary. and i hope -- i hope that paul ryan steps -- i'm glad that paul ryan is ready to work with donald trump because paul ryan
knows policy in a way that donald trump doesn't. i think it's paul's duty to try to influence that agenda. >> kevin he's meeting with the president tomorrow. what do you think is going to happen there? >> they're going to address the fact they've probably have had a bit of a strange relationship during this campaign, but that there is a focus finding common ground right now. i think paul ryan more than anybody, in his own way, maybe even donald trump believes this, that the way to change peoples' opinions about washington, or change peoples' opinion is to get things done and focus acutely on some of the challenges that we have and getting washington working again. i know paul ryan for a fact believes that and how he can find a way to find common ground on agenda with paul ryan and maybe some democrats and build some consensus in washington to do that i think that'll ideally be the focus.
breaking news, protests spreading. nicholas christoff, nick from philadelphia, a lot of people were very happy because they felt their voices were heard and they think donald trump speaks for them but a lot of people from some groups, they felt targeted by donald trump in this election and they feel concerned, they're anxious, there's fear. what would you say to those people? >> look, i was horrified at trump's victory. i thought he represented kind of the worst of politics, but our side lost, and so i think we should look at it as if what if clinton had won and what if trump supporters were out burning clinton an efigy. i guess i don't see what they
accomplish. there is a tradition after an election of giving the other person credit until they do something, and challenge them for their actions. there are those who would encourage as i do provide a nanosecond of respectful silence for trump and then if he tries deportations and tries to repeal obamacare, then take actions against those policies. >> i'm wondering if this is different. he gave a graceous speech, the president dead, as well. i i'm wondering when you hear those young people talking can he really bring people together after being so divisive on the campaign trail? one of the most divisive campaigns in modern history. >> yeah, he's done so much other rising towards african-americans, towards
latinos, towards every possible group. it's hard for me to see -- >> it's har posturing. >> he seemed to be scapegoating groups for his political gain and the groups are anxious not only because of their fears of being deported for example, but also because it seemed that he gave license to disgruntled americans to target them, as we well, so i think that anxiety is coming from both directions, what trump might do and people in their own community might say and do. >> many of his supporters say he broke down the pc door and they're glad because they can have a real conversation and say what's on their minds. >> he did break down the political correctness door, but another way of describing political correctness is civility, respect, the social fabric and he -- i did think he tore all that down.
>> heere's hillary clinton in hr concession speech. >> to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable, and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams. >> again, considering what this campaign has been about, some of the tough words and language that have come out, a lot of people are talking about how do they talk to their kids. what are you hearing about that? >> you know, i think that there is a danger that those on my side who were so disappointed, so saddened, so anxious about what comes next, that we draw what i think can be a mistake conclusion that america has turned towards a racist or bigoted direction and i think that is going too far. i do think that -- my own view is that racist may have been
elected but i think it's unfair to say that about trump supporters and there was a poll recently i saw a hypothetical matchup between obama and trump and obama would have defeated trump 52% -- 54% to 42 percent. it would have been a landslide and so -- after all, in the last election we had the african-american son of a single parent competing against a mormon. this time it went in a different direction. i don't think this means that america has lurched in a bigoted direction even if that may be the nature of the person elected. >> okay. let stay on that subject. there's concern that real racist white supremacists will feel more empowered than ever. >> and i think we are already seeing that. i think that you know there were an awful lot of disgruntled people around country who felt they -- who felt they were the
only ones who felt this way. and then trump campaigned, said these things and they realized there were millions of other americans who felt the same way toward various communities and this gave them license to speak up and act in ways that i believe are profoundly bigoted. >> as you look at these pictures, this one's in portland. we've seen philadelphia, los angeles, here in new york, what do you -- now what? >> i wrote in my column that my side, that we lost, we have to respect the fact that we lost, and we should try to work where we can, and -- and not get consumed by hatred about this. i thought it was an incredible mistake when republicans tried to make a fullure out of president obama and i don't
think we should emlate that behavior. i must say there seems to be universal consensus among my readers i'm absolutely nuts in saying this. i mean people are really outraged, they're really disappointed. there's a lot of anger there, but young more anger is the way to solve our country's problems. >> i said a similar sentiment, the people have spoken. >> yes. >> and we've got to come together and a lot of people are not happy, but that's what the peaceful transition of power and i understand people think this is different. we're as youed to tuse the to t packing right and left. when you have the fear because of the rhetoric on the campaign trail, that's a bit different than just left and right. >> yeah, it is, but just a few days ago, those -- >> meaning understanding the fear and the anger, not that we can't -- >> yes, but just a few days ago, those on my side were complaining about
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