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something that other children don't do. they can do. when the children are on a horse, you can't tell they're disabled. they ride like anybody else. these children come to me everyday with open arms and i love everyone of them. this is their farm as much as it is mine. >> you're the best. >> i love you too. hello, everyone, i'm fredricka whitfield from the nation's capitol. the white house, president obama and family wrap up their eight year stay there. president-elect trump prepares to move in two months. all right, topping the news right now. after a stunning defeat, hillary clinton talks to her donors on a conference call today, and says
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the letters from fbi director james comey were just too much to overcome in the final days of the campaign, calling them double whammies. leading up to her defeat. cnn jeff zeleny is on the phone with more details on the call. so jeff, what more was said? >> good afternoon, fredricka. hillary clinton was making her first comment to some of the top donor whose really funded this effort. these were members of her national finance committee. she called earlier this afternoon and did explain one of the reasons for her loss, she said, was that series of back-to-back letters from the fbi director, during the 11th hour of the campaign. she said the first letter that came on friday, october 28th, that said he was going to take another look at her e-mail controversy involving some poe ten t -- potentially new e-mails from
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huma abedin stopped her surge. the controversial awards from donald trump, echoing everywhere. it turned voters off. but more surprisingly, it was the second letter from the fbi director said there was no evidence of wrongdoing that came nine days letter, that she said made have been a bigger problem. it fired up trump supporters. so it was one of the reasons she gave for her defeat. not all of them. she said there were her headwinds she could not overcome, but simply one of the reasons that she believes she lost this campaign, fredricka. >> and so you know, jeff, is she kind of making the rounds with this conference call coming after a conference call last night with her campaign staffers? is she sort of making the rounds to people who have supported her, and you know, in different areas with this explanation along with the big thanks for being behind her?
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>> she definitely is. she talked to some supporters last night on a call. she appeared at a thank you party for her campaign staffers in brooklyn last evening and thanked all of them. that's what the call was today. it was also a call to urge them to stay involved to keep fighting the fight if you will. but fredricka, in any loss like this, certainly a staggering loss like this, a surprising one to many people, there is a lot of finger pointing. other democrats i've been talking to over the last several days say that, you know, a good portion of the blame also rests with hillary clinton and her campaign themselves. not simply the fbi director. there were more than 200 county as cross the rust belt that flipped from president obama to donald trump in 2016. many democrats, a lot of whom were bernie sanders supporters, believe she simply did not tap into the economic hurt, if you will, the anger, the fear in the
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electorate. the fbi director's letter potentially is one reason of course, but a loss like this, fredricka, is never born out of one thing alone. this is just simply one thing that will, you know, we'll be looking at in the weeks and months to come how the democratic party rebuilds. ds as desmated as it has been in generations. >> jeff, thank you for that information. appreciate it. meantime, from coast-to-coast, protesters are marching in protest of president-elect donald trump. with these demonstrations taking place from new york to los angeles, we are finding our reporters are all over, covering this. cnn bryn is in los angeles. thousands of people, as i know you described earlier, have turned out and they end up right in front of trump tower there in new york city. >> reporter: yeah, fredricka, i think thousands is even under
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estimating it. we're in the tens of thousands of people, as they've made themselves way up from union scare. you see the big black tall building, that's trump tower, we're about six blocks from there. so the crowd has reached their destination, and as i said, thousands, tens of thousands of people, because i believe this crowd has swelled as they've made their way up fifth avenue. they have literally shut down fifth avenue here in new york city. traffic being stopped in every direction, as this crowd passes through. i am seeing people of all different ages. i've seen children walking. i've seen elderly people walking. i've seen people in wheelchairs being pushed by family members as they make their way up fifth avenue. and yes, many messages being spread at this point for this protest. there are people who are speaking out about anti-trump's messages of anti-gay. there are people speaking out in
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support of women, there are people speaking out just really all centering their message against trump, saying that they do not want him to be president, even though he is our president elect. so yes, that message very clear at this point, going to trump tower. we're going to continue to walk up there to see what it looks like. it will be interesting to see how the police keep all of these people contained around trump tower, where the president elect we're hearing is at this point, fred. >> okay, so we know the destination, trump tower. what was the starting point, bryn? >> reporter: the starting point was union square. so that's 14th street here in manhattan, and then trucmp towe is about 58. the difference of that. and we're talking about the difference of that, and like i said, while these people are walking and they're still walking, there was one point where the elevation on fifth avenue was a little higher, and i couldn't see the end of the line. we have been standing here, just standing here for a good ten
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minutes, and people are still walking. so i think the crowd has certainly swelled as people have made their way through. we've heard people chanting, come join us, join this message. we've been talking to a lot of people, and really, the message is, they don't want the message that trump had during this campaign to be understated. they want to spread love and not hate. they want the country to hear their voices, fred. >> bryn gingras, thank you. they're walking several blocks to the trump tower, where it culminates there. meantime, 3,000 or so miles away, kim law is there, how long has their journey been. what's their final destination? >> reporter: the final destination is a federal building, about a mile away from where i'm standing right now. we stopped you so you can get an overview of what we're looking t at.
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i have no idea how many people are here, but this is a thinner section of the line. i want you to look all the way down. this is one corner of it. we haven't seen the beginning of the line. we haven't seen the end of t what i can tell you is that this march, and it has been overwhelmingly peaceful, has been completely shutting down all of downtown los angeles. they have from what we can tell, walked at least a mile. there is still another mile left to go. and you can just tell from the people that we're looking at here and i'm going to step out of the shot, this goes on and on and on. i want you to also take a look, just slightly below. there is a law enforcement presence out here. these are officers from the chp. the reason why, the police are out here and law enforcement are out here, because every single night, for four nights in a row, los angeles has seen protests. they have become violent to some extent, officers have engaged with the protesters, have had to
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arrest 187 people last night. but this has been very, very pleasant. a lot of families are here. pregnant women i've seen. a lot of children. a lot of these protesters have been coming up and speaking with the police officers, shaking their hands, saying thank you for being here. but you know, again, this is a thinner section of the line, fredricka. i've been standing here about 15 minutes. we have not seen the end of this yet, so it is going to be all day, as far as we can tell, fredricka. >> all right, kyung lah in los angeles. we'll continue to check back with you. all this, while president-elect donald j. trump, we have live pictures of the white house. the key players involved and who is being considered in his cabinet. stay with us. [accountant] my job is to manage and grow businesses.
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live pictures right now in new york city there, where thousands of people have turned out marching between 30 and 40 blocks, ending up outside trump towers, where donald trump has been meeting with his transition team, just over 60 days away. protests heating up in new york city and across the country, from chicago to los angeles. we'll continue to keep close tabs on all of the developments there. meantime, since president-elect donald trump's win, we've heard very little about the cornerstones of his campaign that many protesters say have brought them to the streets. everything from building the wall, making mexico pay for it. a ban on muslims. prosecuting hillary clinton. repealing and replacing obama care. our chris frates has been
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outside trump towers there, so chris, what more about these cornerstones of his campaign and contrast with the many people who have turned out in the streets? >> yeah, fred, we're getting a softer tone from donald trump. in fact, "wall street journal" interview yesterday, he said he may want to keep a couple of key provisions of obama care, making sure people who have preexisting conditions can continue to get insurance, and he also talked about making sure that children can stay on their parents policy well into adulthood. those are two real bedrock provisions of obama care. donald trump saying that, you know, he came to that conclusion after meeting with president obama and talking about obama care with his visit in the oval office earlier this week, in fact, i want to give you a sense of how donald trump explained it. he says that he thinks he can repeal and replace obama care and make sure that nobody loses their coverage. >> let me ask you about obama
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care. which you say you're going to repeal and replace. when you replace it, are you going to make sure that people with preconditions are still covered? >> yes, it happens to be one of the strongest assets. >> you'll keep it? >> also the children living with their parents, we're going to try to keep it in. adds cost but we'll try to keep it. >> there will be a period if you repeal it, before you replace it, when millions of people could lose -- >> we're going to do it simultaneously. it will be just fine. >> this isn't the first time ha donald trump has talked about making sure people with preexisting conditions can continue to get insurance. he mentioned it back on the trail in february, but certainly, this is a bit of a softer line than we usually heard from donald trump on the campaign trail. he mostly sold the idea of repealing and completely replacing obama care. now we're seeing there might be some wiggle room. >> interesting, all right. so chris, among the people
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inside, we're hearing michael moore maybe inside, and people might recall that he predicted donald trump would win, and then even the huffington post is reporting that michael moore said it is his belief that donald trump would not carry out his entire four years. what do you know about whether michael moore is indeed in there, and if he is standing by, what the huffington post is reporting. >> reporter: right, so what i can tell you about michael moore, he did come through here, fred and took a bit of a roundabout tour through trump tower with one of the reporters here. he skrauleft a note for donald and has since left the building. since he left, i can tell you security around trump tower has increased. you can see behind me, a number of police officers here, 5th avenue shut down, as bryn reported. she is with the protesters. on the other side of the protest, starting to be able to see the crowd as they come up. the street the around trump
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tower, you know, sixth avenue is closed, all the way down fifth avenue. lots of streets closed. lots of security here as these protesters mass. we'll see how the day comes from here, fred. >> chris frates thank you so much outside trump tower. coming up, we'll talk about trump's decision to put his children in charge of his business. what's next for that empire. stay with us.
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all right, welcome back, i'm fredricka whitfield. new york city, where anti-trump protests continue. you're looking at how thousands of people there have been marching through the streets there, walking between 30 and 40 blocks. final destination, outside trump tower. here is what protesters told cnn about why they are marching. >> i believe everything he says is dangerous and is just the fire starter for so many other hateful, hateful incidents across this nation. >> the amount of division that we are not ready yet to unify, and that's really depressing. in a lot of ways. i know i don't is any control of that right now. i think what is happening now with the chance against donald trump is really important, and
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really revealing about the united states. but i'm really hoping that in the coming weeks and months and years, we can really work together instead of work apart. >> i think that it is okay to express this in a peaceful and like in a peaceful manner where everyone is like here for the same reason like this. i think going to violence is just like one step forward two steps back. like not really advocating what people are trying advocate for. >> all right, we'll keep a close watch on all of this, sweeping the country. protests from los angeles, chicago and new york there. so as donald trump prepares to move into the white house, he will not only have to figure out who will make up his cabinet, but also, what to do about his worldwide business empire. trump has stakes in more than 500 companies, and now he is preparing to seat control of his network to his children. what's unclear is how much actual distance this will put
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between a president trump, his policy agenda and his global empire. let's bring in cnn money correspondent, christina alesi. what is trump doing as he hands it over to his kids. >> reporter: that announcement really tries to resolve a big problem for donald trump. it is a question about whether he can make the conflicts basically disappear, and it is not really clear that he can. and it all comes down to that agreement, or that arrangement that he announced. it really falls short based on the conversations that i've had with ethics experts. look, there is almost nothing in that agreement that meets the standards that ethics experts want to see. here is what happened. trump wants to avoid criticism for backing policies that could directly boost his bottom line, like for example, supporting tax breaks for developers.
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now, a spokesman for the trump organization says the new structure will quote-unquote comply with all applicable rules and regulations. well, guess what? no rules that actually dictate how a president or vice-president handles conflict. in contrast, other officials in the executive branch have to comply with what is called the u.s. financial conflict of interest statute and get rid of the businesses that potentially clash with their duties. there is, however, a long-standing tradition that presidents and vice-presidents eliminate conflicts. so the only way you can do that according to these experts is sell his assets, put the proceeds in what is called a blind trust run by someone with no nex with the family, and any arrangement that falls short of that structure is really not viable, according to the experts i spoke to. >> all right, very complicated, but there is a little bit of time, right, in which to work it
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i'm fredricka whitfield. hillary clinton telling donors on a conference call that the letters from fbi james comey were just too much to overcome in the final days of the campaign. comey, abruptly announcing that there were no wrongdoings with just days left to the election. remember, there were two letters from comey since the summer. so let's bring in republican strategist, alice stewart and political commentator, patty solis doil, a former
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presidential manager for hillary clinton. so patty, you first. is this call a reflective one of hillary clinton's campaign, or is this a call to sort of set the stage potentially for the next democratic? >> well, first of all, i think she does owe it to her donors to get on the phone with them and i'm sure she'll see them in person as time goes by. i mean, people put a lot of time and effort and blood, sweat and tears into this race. they want to hear from her. but we don't know what happened yet, fred. i think we know two things for sure. one, donald trump's voters overperformed and hillary clinton voters underperformed. we need to figure out why and what happened. within the next months, democrats are going to dive into the data and try to figure it out. and the other thing i think we know is that this was definitely a changed election. for hillary, she has spent, you know, 30 years in public life. working in government.
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working in washington. and she was very much the embodiment of what trump voters were voting against. and so i think we'll know more as the months come, but that's what happened. >> alice, how important is it for hillary clinton to make this call to reveal her thoughts to try to assess all that went wrong, what happened, what potentially could be next. >> a lot of times, these calls are more than anything to thank the supporters, thank them for being there from the beginning. however, the news take away is much more juicy than what the actual purpose of the call is. generally, to express, you know, her appreciation and the campaign's appreciation, and hopefully they stay engaged in the process. the most notable take away is what they're saying about what happened in the election, and while it was a devastating loss, i mean, everyone's heart went out to her, she left everything on the field. they worked so hard. i think the reality, no one anticipated this outcome.
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>> does she run the risk of sour grapes in this explanation by saying it was a double whammy that it impacted the campaign, and perhaps precipitated the defeat? >> i don't believe her defeat had anything to do with james comey or unfair media or the woman card or elector cal college. it boiled down to personal e-mail server. that was what culminated in the original investigation, and the original statement we had back in july from james comey. the subsequent one, 11 days before the election, and then the one just a few days before. so it is easy to put the blame on james comey, but i view that as the arsonist blaming the match for the fire. i think in the end, if she had more time, we still would have gotten to this conclusion. >> so the jeweluly and october letters nail in the coffin? >> look, certainly, and she has admitted this, putting -- using her own server was a mistake.
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i think there was a lot of incoming that frankly the trump campaign didn't have. the wikileaks thing, you know, it was just a drip, drip, drip, drip of more and more e-mails being exposed, private e-mails being exposed. i don't think it was one single event in isolation. i think it was all put together. whether it was the clinton foundation and clinton inc. and the e-mail server are, the debate questions, the dnc having their thumb on the scale. all of this stringed together was much more cause than a comey letter or one single event. >> so now it is not just an issue of hillary clinton, how does she recover. i don't hear too many conversations about whether she would seek any other public office. maybe it is syncing more of herself into the clinton foundation, a global reach way. but does this set the stage for
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the what's next for a democratic party? which too is suffering from defeats as a whole, showing divisions within the party. does this help set the stage? what hillary clinton has to say in terms of the what's next for the party? >> look, like i said before, i  think the party needs to take a breath, figure out what happened, and then come back and fight. because i do believe that the democratic party is on the right side of history here. they're fighting for the right things. i hope that hillary takes sometime to reflect and to rest and sleep. her entire life, she has lived by the motto of do all the good you can for all the people that you can for as long as you can. i think that's going to continue to sort of guide her in whatever she does next. >> how does it move on, move forward? >> i think the dnc is in a
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critical junction in terms of who will the next head of the dnc. i think there has been -- >> howard dean? >> i think ellison would be a tremendous pick. he has got the right vision for the party. you would know much greater than me, but i also think it needs to be a full-time position. somebody that can be completely dedicated to running the party. this clearly as you indicated, a change election. exit polls show that 7 in 10 people wanted change. hillary clinton represented the same. donald trump represented change. and that was also a factor in the outcome that we had. but i think the democratic party, both parties, there will still be a postmortem on both sides, but they're going to look at ways to make sure they are inclusive of all the voices, and making sure that the party is on a sound footing in the midterms and certainly in 2020. >> the interview with jane sanders with wolf saying it is too soon to be thinking about
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2020. but we nknow how the political cycles go, even before inauguration day. >> it isn't too soon to be thinking about 2018. we need to win back some more seats in the senate, more seats in the house. we need to win back state legislatures. we need to build from the ground up. >> all right, thank you so much, ladies. appreciate it. patty solis doyle, alice stewart. thank you. we want to take you back to new york city, and look there is filmmaker michael moore amongst the anti-trump protesters and we understand he went inside the building. let's hear what he has to say. >> the message is clear? do you think everybody is getting the am message across? >> we'll have much more after this. in reality they're not. if a denture were to be put under a microscope, we can see all the bacteria that still exists on the denture, and that bacteria multiplies very rapidly. that's why dentists recommend cleaning with polident everyday. polident's unique micro clean formula
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welcome back, i'm fredricka whitfield in washington d.c. donald trump's election, dow dropped 900 point at one point, but the reaction was short-lived. it ended up positive, up 5.4%. in a cnn exclusive, warren buffett says he has confidence in the markets, this, after throwing big support behind democratic hillary clinton. donat donating his time and money to her campaign. what is donald trump's stunning victory and post election surge on wall street. poppy harlow landed that
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exclusive interview with the so-called oracle of omaha. poppy, what more did he say, and why is he so optimistic? >> that's a good question, fred. even though they called him the oracle of omaha, he didn't see this coming, just like a lot of america. he was one of the biggest supporters of hillary clinton. he came out backing her two years ago, before she even formally launched her campaign. i went to omaha this week for the first interview he has done in months, and the first time he spoke publicly and his take on the markets and if he will support a president trump. he said no question of course i will support him. he said it is very important that the american people coc coalesce. i said president obama called you for advice. if president trump calls you, would you help him as well. he said no question. of course i would take that call and help. here's more of the conversation.
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>> you are the eternal optimist, the opinion piece in the middle of the great recession, saying bet on america. >> absolutely. >> do you feel optimistic about america right now? a divided america. >> 100%. >> why? >> it is the greatest. this is a fantastic country. in my lifetime, i was born in 1930. the real gdp per person has gone up six for one. here we were, just about the most advance country in the world when i was born, and one person's lifetime, six for one. never been anything like it. we have $57,000 per capita. family of four, 228,000, they don't get it, but this system will produce more and more stuff, and better and better stuff, and services. >> the system works regardless of who the -- >> the market system works. it doesn't work for everybody. >> clearly. >> it works in aggregate.
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>> let's talk about the market, president-elect trump. what do you expect it to be long-term, given the policy proposals he has laid out, if he carries through with them? >> are you talking about the stock market? >> the stock market. >> yeah, the stock market it will be higher, 10, 20, 30 years from now, as it would have been with hillary and will be with trump. >> so all of these predictions that the market would tank under president trump. >> they're silly. >> silly. let's dig into some of the proposals that donald trump has put out there, the economic proposals and your take on them. he has suggested, and proposed instituting a 35% tariff on goods from mexico and china to this country. a lot of business leaders say it would cause a trade war, a recession. what do you say? >> well, i think it is a bad idea. a very bad idea. but i'm not going say it will cause a recession.
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any time you start playing around with retaliatory type trade things, it is very likely you're going to have -- the other side will play too. that's been the history. the problem for trade, and this is why you need what i would call an instructor in chief as president, because you cannot blame anybody that lost their job because industry, their industry moved abroad, because it was comparative advantage. you can't expect any of them to say, i'm for free trade, because it helps the society as a whole. it does help the society as a whole. but the benefits are very diffuse, you know. i may buy stocks i have, the underwear i have a few cents cheaper because of the comparative advantage of other country producing it. but i don't get down every time i go to walmart and buy them, oh, thank god for free trade. >> does it worry to hear donald
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trump say he'll scrap nafta, which he'll have the power to do as president. >> we'll see what happens. it is true with the republicans in control of the senate and house -- >> you don't think he'll do it. >> he has to go through the house and senate. he has to get support. there will be a lot of -- this is not exclusive to donald trump. there are a lot of things in campaigns that don't happen after the election. >> donald trump ran on the platform of being a billionaire businessman, arguing that that gives him the unique ability to help all of the americans, millions of people who are struggling in this country who cannot get by on one job, who cannot support their family, and they believe he is their answer. do you think that donald trump is a good businessman? because you certainly went after him on his business record during the campaign. >> yeah well, he had some major fa fi failures and very good at licensing. actual operation of the businesses in the 1980s, it left
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him essentially bankrupting, you know, multiple companies. but he -- i would say he understands business. but his record has been better at licensing and ut putting -- >> miss publicly traded empire, chapter 11 bankruptcy more. are you concerned about his ability to operate big businesses? >> he isn't operating businesses. i don't have to worry about him running a business at all. he is the one that has to -- know, that doesn't really in my judgment determine whether somebody makes a great president. harry truman went broke near kansas city or in kansas city. i mean, he wasn't much of a businessman. he turned out to be a terrific president. >> so fred, that's a little taste of what warren buffett had to say to me in that sit down interview. he smoke with the u.s. economy, because so many people look at
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him for his wisdom, and he surprised me with his answer, saying u.s. economy right now, he thinks it is slower than a lot of americans say and feel it is. we dig into that as well, coming up, fred. >> we look forward to all of that. thank you so much, poppy's one-on-one with warren buffett. we'll be right back. yeah. well, we gotta hand it to fedex. they've helped make our e-commerce so easy, and now we're getting all kinds of new customers. i know. can you believe we're getting orders from canada, ireland... this one's going to new zealand. new zealand? psst. ah, false alarm. hey! you guys are gonna scare away the deer! idiots... providing global access for small business. fedex. i've heard it all. eat more fiber. flax seeds. yogurt. get moving. keep moving.
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the taliban claiming responsibility for a suicide blast that killed four people at the largest u.s. military base in afghanistan. the attack happened in the early morning hours, at bagram airfield. the bomber detonated a suicide vest where people were gathering for a run. ash carter says two contractors and 16 other service members and one polish soldier was wounded in the attack. meantime, an update in the battle for mosul. iraq's military say it is pushing deeper into the isis stronghold, and shiit fighters inside neighboring syria. so when donald trump becomes commander in chief, the war on isis will be front and center on
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his foreign policy a skbren gen. trump says he knows more about isis than the generals do, end quote. and he is also promising swift action for defeating the terror group. here is what he said he would do on his first day in office. >> so we're going to convene my top generals and give them a simple instruction. they will have 30 days to submit to the oval office, a plan for soundly and quickly defeating isis. >> all right, cnn's phil black is live from irbil iraq. what do we know about what would be trump's war on isis? >> reporter: well, fredricka, we know that trump favors continuing to hit isis militarily. he was hitting it that there. what it means in a sense of more of the same what we're seeing here in iraq and syria, air
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strikes with support for local forces on the ground and limited american troops on the ground as well. that's what is happening now. the question is to what extent he would be prepared to ramp up any of that, because ultimately, the goal is to kill isis' ability to project organized and inspire terror attacks in the united states and other countries as well. now, syria in particular, and what trump does there with isis will be interesting. we know there is this expectation that president trump will have a cozier relationship with russia. so therefore, some believe that president trump and president putin could do a deal that would see them fighting isis together in syria. which could be more efficient military, perhaps, but other consequences with that. likely consequence would be the continued rule that president assad in syria. we know that's russia's stated objective. it would upset many people in syria that has risen up against assad, upset people around the
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world, who believe assad is responsible for crimes against humanity, and upset many of american's allies. sunni countries, like saudi arabia, which oppose the assa y regime. fredricka. >> what other reaction has there been on this world stage? in particular, from terror groups? >> reporter: yeah, well, so from extremists, there are many that have reacted with something close to glee at the idea of a president trump. it comes down to a domestic policy. that is his stated intention of limiting or restricting muslims from traveling to the united states at least temporarily. now, a lot of extremist groups really like the idea of this, because they believe it will show that the united states is anti-muslim. it will alienate muslims around the world. that it will create a divide, drive a wedge between american
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and muslims. it can be used a recruiting tool. now, that's if president trump follows through with that policy to the fullest possible degree. but even people here in the region understand there is a difference between what mr. trump said on the campaign trail and what he may actually do once he moves into the oval office. >> all right, phil black, thank you so much from irbil, iraq. we will be right back. if you're searching other travel sites to find a better price... ...stop clicking around... the lowest prices on our hotels are always at so pay less and get more only at it's your tv, take it with you. with directv and at&t, watch all your live channels, on your devices, data-free. switch to directv and lock in your price for 2 years. offers starting at $50/month.
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have you any close calls. >> yeah, probably two years ago, i had to fire my service weapon, came out for a 911 call with a gun, we pull up, go to stop him, took off running. we got into it, he pulls out a gun, so fired my weapon one time, but no one got hurt that night. >> you don't fire your weapon offer, do you? >> no. i mean, it is rare for cops to fire their weapons. the majority of cops don't even fire their weapon at all in their whole career. >> really? from what we see on tv, cops are firing all the time. >> i've been here 16 years, that was the only time. >> wait a might be, you've been in the department 16 years, you only fired one time in your career? >> yeah, besides the training. >> outside of training. >> correct, yes. >> one of the things that surprised me the most about this
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experience was learning about how many times the police officers that we spent time with had fired their weapon on the job. one of them has discharged his weapon, and it happened only one time in a 16-year career. that just really surprised me. i think the perception is that police officers are constantly and haphazardly filing their weapons. all right, watch "this is life" with lisa ling. we end our four hours today with this. first lady, michelle obama, gracing the cover of "vogue" magazine. capturing her, a vision in white here. in the article, inside the magazine there, obama gives a candid conversation about her feelings on her final days as first lady. a must read, and now probably a collector's edition. that's going to do it from me.
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i'm fredricka whitfield i'll be back in atlanta tomorrow. much more continues with poppy harlow, right after this. top of the hour, 3:00 p.m. here in new york. noon on the west coast. i'm poppy harlow. you're live in the cnn newsroom. we begin with this, happening now. cities across the united states bracing for possibly a nieght o protests. already out on a number of major u.s. cities today. portland polices have called some of the protests riots. one person was injured in portland after gunfire broke out after an officer used flash bang. president-elect trump as twice addressed them on twitter. once calling them unfair, and then saying he loved the passion. today, he is calling for unity. this will prove to be


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