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ready to make plans to send even more troops to syria as military advisors. >> they are going to go after isis and raqqah as well. barbara starr at the pentagon, thanks very much. that's it for me. i'm wosm blitzer in the situation roma. erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. "outfront" next. breaking news. president elect trump in his first face-to-face meeting with a foreign leader and mitt romney for secretary of state, could it happen? plus a registry of immigrants from terror-linked countries. should muslims be afraid. one trump supporter says there is pres dentd. world war ii interment camps. let's go out front. "outfront" tonight the breaking news, the new world order. donald trump meeting with the first foreign leader since he was elected president, coming
face-to-face with japanese prime minister shinzo abe after trump's heated campaign rhetoric left the long him u.s.-ally nervous. we're learning now says the president of japan says trump will be a strong leader. and mitt romney is interested as serving as secretary of state. you are going to hear lot more about that. romney isn't the only former adversary meeting with trump. nikki haley and the moments ago chris christie who was abruptly purged from the trump transition team broke his silence dismissing the possibility of his serving in a trump administration. >> let me give you all an update. so as not to be concerned. i have every intention of serving out my full term as governor. >> a lot of developments to get to tonight. jim acosta begins at trump tower tonight and jim, surprising
guests coming in and out of trump tower. it is like a second white house right now. >> it really is. it is a manhattan white house in waiting you might say. and donald trump just wrapped up a very important meeting with the japanese prime minister shinzo abe. who just wrapped up his own comments on that meeting just a short while ago here in mid town manhattan. they had a lot to talk about from trade to national security issues in asia. but keep in mind as you also mentioned donald trump has had a number of very interesting at any time lysing encounters throughout the day today. encounters that suggest he knows he has fence mending to do. a signal is being sent that the president elect just might be ready to put the scorched earth campaign behind him and perhaps engage in some healing. in addition to his meetings with foreign policy heavy weights like henry kissinger donald trump has been sitting down with his rivals and critics from the primaries.
nikki haley, under consideration for secretary of state. former texas governor rick perry. and ted cruz a contender for attorney general. have. >> donald trump right now isn't looking to figure out who supported him. who didn't. if you are the best person for that job, then he wants you as part of his team. >> i taught my two little ones that you don't push people around. >> hayley fought hard against trump announcing he reluctantly supported him in the general election. >> the best person on the policies and dealing with things like obamacare still is donald trump. that doesn't mean it is an easy vote. >> reporter: trump was just as brutal. >> donald trump's candidacy is a cancer on conservatism and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised and discarded. >> trump once said of perry he should be forced to take an iq test before being allowed to enter the debate. vice president electromike pence
was on capitol hill meeting with the nancy pelosi after flektsing some of the gop's new muscle in this selfie. >> [ inaudible ] >> reporter: but pence and the transition are vowing to clean up washington with now restrictions on lobbyists joining the administration. >> governor chris christie folks was unwlooefl. >> reporter: part of the criticism with chris christie is he had too many lobbyists on board leading trump loyalists to question what happened to drain the swamp. trump himself seemed resigned to working with the lobbyist he blasted on the campaign trail. >> you don't like it but your own transition team filled with lobbyists. >> only people you have down there. >> reporter: on saturday donald trump will be meeting with the governor of massachusetts, former governor of massachusetts, mitt romney, at trump's golf course in bed minster new jersey. a location where trump held debate prep over the summer
before the debates with hillary clinton. and as for the coming weeks we should point out after thanksgiving, trump aides are telling reporters they are going to be planning a "thank america" tour. and trump will go out and thank americans for supports hill. i also suspect he'll be talk about bringing the country together. they are not calling it a victory tour but a thank america tour. >> and jeremy diamond has been covering trump from day one of the campaign. he's "outfront" tonight. exhausted man and it is just beginning jeremy. the meeting just ended. this crucial meeting between first world leader for the president elect. this was a big moment for trump. >> reporter: it seems like -- but hopefully you can still here. prime minister abe just spoke here at the intercontinental barclay in new york following his meeting with donald trump. this is the first meeting that donald trump has had in person with a foreign head of state. and of course this is
significant because donald trump is ramping up his preparations to actually take over the duties of president of the united states. just this week he had his first presidential daily briefing which he has begun to receive now preparing him for the challenges ahead as president. and of course while he met with prime minister abe he has been meeting -- speaking of the phone rather with about 32 foreign heads of state. prime minister abe declined to offer details on what exactly was discussed in this meeting. but what he did say was it was a, quote, very candid discussion. and e got the sense he'll be able to establish a relationship of trust with donald trump as president of the united states. saying that of course is the bedrock of any alliance between the two countries, a very important alliance and all on the heels of donald trump during his campaign frequently criticizing japan saying they need to take on a bigger share of the burden for their defense costs. so of course a very candid meeting saying that perhaps they
aired certain grievances or discussions. but of course donald trump's campaign has yet to comment exactly on what that meeting was about. but prime minister abe saying no details but certainly emerging with a good feeling of confidence and trust. >> thank you very much jeremy. and source close to the japanese prime minister telling me today that issue about how much they are going to pay is crucial. they feel like they already pay plenty. we'll see. this is of course the beginning of a crucial relationship. "outfront" now patrick healey from the "new york times." jamie --. let's start with mitt romney. and i'm sorry my jaw is on the ground. but i'm going to show everybody why in a moment. would he really want a job in this administration? he's called trump a phony, con man and more. >> when i got the call about this p news today i was shocked.
this may be crazy or it may be one of the smartest things you have ever seen if it will work. here is what i know. mitt romney has told friends for a long time that he would still like to go back into government and serve and there was one job he wanted. and that was secretary of state. so clearly he's having this meeting because he's at least willing to listen to what donald trump has to say despite all of those things that he said. and i've been told by a source that the people on the transition say there is, from their perspective, a serious possibility that he would be offered state. but obviously the meeting hasn'ten happened. and one person is going to decide. >> and that is of course donald trump. kayleigh not only did mitt romney say extremely negative things about donald trump. trump returned the favor. les anyone has forgotten.
let me play it. >> here is what i know. donald trump is a phony, a fraud. >> but here is a disloyal guy. he's an elitist. >> his promises are as worthless as a degree from trump university. >> a stone cold loser. >> not just a loser. a stone cold loser: but romney went in detail. this went on and on. he county for donald trump because he supports --. would trump actually pick mitt romney? >> i think donald trump is going to pick the best person for the job. and look, they exchanged some rather caustic barbs, there is no denying that. but it is very commendable that the president elect is bringing in people who are his adversaries. because what he realizes is at the end of the day it is not about who's personally offended by who said what. it is who is best for the american people. and donald trump wants the most qualified person, regardless of political bruises, he wants the best person for the job. >> and loyalty matters to him,
patrick. >> loyalty matters enormously and let's not get ahead of ourselves. donald trump has two goals. one is to -- the party was divided not so long ago. when you become president elect you can start uniting the party with the big people. people like nikki haley and mitt romney. people who did aoppose you. paul ryan. you can start bringing those people in. he wants everybody to at least be heading towards his side of the fence. so make peace. the thing is donald trump also is having people in to see who he hits it off with and who he doesn't. >> -- gut. >> a lot of thf is a gut reaction. but i remember talking to him at one point. during the campaign he liked the team of rivals idea that barack obama and hillary clinton had. you can find plenty of clips from 2008 where obama and clinton said lots of tough things. not quite as nasty -- you get that.
>> so i never thought i would agree with mitt romney about anything. but mitt romney was right. donald trump is a phony. he's a con man. he's a fraud. xenophobic, a racist and a bigot. and one reason the mormon church has rejected him. at one point -- >> somebody is going to be secretary of state. do you want it to be rudy giuliani or mitt romney -- who would you? >> what i want to say is i don't think we should normsz what's happening. which is that donald trump is not capable of the conducting foreign policy. he's not capable of about stringing together three or four sentences in thinking of an idea. to the point rudy giuliani is not qualified to be secretary at a time -- >>[chatter]. >> no no. i don't care who's secretary of state because actually the top the buck stop there is. and the problem is donald trump is not qualified to be president. he's not -- >> but he is president. okay? he is.
>> i'm just saying in terms of the policy about thinking about someone been able to conduct foreign policy it is a scary thought for all of america. >> i really wish you would adhere to the words of the president obama. use this -- >> -- bigot and a racist and i'm nopt going to normalize him. and my goal is to try to make donald trump a one-term president. and to delegitimatize him as every step. >> and mischaracterize him at every step too. >> barack obama said donald trump not an idea log, he's a pragmatist this past week. if donald trump can come to terms with a mitt romney who can bring in a very professional staff and they can make this work that is a pragmatic outcome. >> a major test. this meeting coming up. next the democrats new trump study guide. if you can't beat him, join him. and should muslim b's afraid of
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some democrats say that direction is actually moving towards the president elect donald trump. manu raju is "outfront." the democratic party reeling after donald trump's stunning victory. some senators warning their party it is time to cut deals with trump how do you think voters will react if your party starts to fight donald trump tooth and nail over almost every issue here. >> i think that is a big mistake and i don't think that's what we should be doing. donald trump said things i wholeheartedly agree. with he also said things i i didn't agree with. >> reporter: joe mansion issued this stern repuke to his party's out going leader harry reid. >> to me as the senator, that was embarrassing. like saying you have no respect at all for the people and the vote. >> refer reid's criticism that
trump's election has em bolded the forces of hate and bigotry in america. reid and other democrats are alarmed at the russia by people in their party to make trump seem like a mainstream republican. progressives like bernie sanders warning of a fight ahead if trump doesn't moderate. >> we all know too much racism and sexism exists but we should be proud of the progress we have made. donald trump, we are not going back. >> in the house democrats are putting pressure on minority leader nancy pelosi. >> we've got have a plan to regain control of the house of representatives. at least by 202 o. and she's got to help us construct a model to make that happen. >> anybody running for any position of leadership needs to come back and explain to us how we're going to be able to survive. >> reporter: pelosi now facing a challenge to her own position from ohio congressman tim ryan. >> definition of insanity is
doing the same thing over and over again and keep getting the same results. so time to move on i think. >> reporter: now erin it will be very difficult to stop nancy pelosi from being reelected as house democratic leader. she has a significant amount of support because of the millions of dollars she has raised and the work she's done to elect democrats. but one thing she can't ignore is the considerable angst that exists within her caucus about how to deal with donald trump. >> thank you very much. my panel is back with me. jonathan you heard bernie sanders. democratic senator john tester, to fight trump tooth and nail would be a big mistake. is he right? >> i think separating two things reflecting what bernie said. if things like internment camps come un. dividing people. misogyny. rolling back rights. we'll fight him tooth and nail. on the other hand bernz bernie
sanders and his campaign argued for a big infrastructure campaign. what will be really interesting is what commonalities on maybe on trade. donald trump made a big teal about the zast over nafta, which i agreed with. the tpp is probably dead in the lame duck e session. but will it come up again. and on that if he opposes the t.p.p. and other bad trade agreements -- >> on the issue of racism. -- as harsh as mitt romney. but last night he said it is wrong for democrats to accuse trump supporters of being racist. okay? it is a powerful thing for him to say. here is what he said.
>> there are a lot of democrats o who think anyone who voted for trump is a racist. there are a lot of people out there who think it. joe biden is telling those people to wake un. >> i this was that so important what he did. and it speaks to this really -- you know, we look at the map. and not only are we seeing different -- you know, hillary won this and donald trump won that. but there is a lack of understanding about what was behind so much of that. and the racism, when you go back and you look at the numbers, some people have a very loud voice but they are very small number of people and i think, you know, biden saying that,
president obama saying that, is critical over and over again. that is not to dismiss that a lot of people still feel unsettled or scared. my kids are in college. they have friends who are dreamers. who are worried about, you know, their parents. so you have to balance these things. you have to acknowledge the fear and those experiences but you have to keep the racism realistic. >> there is a powerful statement and reminded me just how quickly hillary clinton walked back that half of term supporters were -- deplorable. she knew almost instantly she stepped in it. but she still stepped it. and the reality is her campaign, they made a choice for wide swaths of americans in pennsylvania and michigan and wisconsin. they weren't going to talk to those people. and whether it was because they thought their intentions, we don't know -- you know, the people who aren't with us. and i think what joe biden was
trying to do was to say if the democratic party is going to be a big tent party we can't just be generalizing about americans. what they can do is hold -- >> -- democrats need to look to the republican party as the case study for what's happening in their own. >> we've been talk about the republican party that's split in half. doesn't know kwla's going to happen. now all of a sudden they have to figure that out. and bernie sanders lays out a democratic party in complete chaos -- >> my party, that is to say that the voters saying their leaders don't represent them adequately was happening all along in the democratic party and why we almost saw bernie sanders win the nomination and the dnc was stacked against him. more salt in the wounds and the democratic party has on its hands like the republican party had. an outsider coming in to take over the party. >> crump, i believe is a bigot
and racist. i think the way he promoted birtherism and attacked mexicans and all -- >> -- >> that is my second point. no. and i agree the vice president. many of those voters rejected the democratic party partly on economics. the reason i did not support hillary clinton. i thought bernie sanders would have a much better messenger and he would have won that campaign and defeated donald trump. >> some of donald trump's supporters were saying, going beyond what donald trump had said in terms of racist sex -- >> no question. >> -- painting, you know, the president elect's entire voter base with one broad brush is terrible politics. the thing for democrats to figure out right now. hillary clinton was a unique candidate. she appealed to the donor class and the multi millionaire class and also trying to appeal -- >>[chatter]. -- african american, women. but here is the thing. what joe biden is talk about and maybe bernie could have won
them. maybe joe biden could have won them. is a large pool of white middle class and working class american whose, you know -- who she didn't -- she could never figure way to broaden that message that did appeal to some african americans. >> -- you know, people didn't turn out -- >> and we saw that with women as well. all right. thanks to all and next a key trump supporter says world war ii internment camps so you would serve as the precedent for registry of immigrant. and florida governor rick scott met with donald trump and walked across town and he's "outfront" coming up. her words. and my brother ray and i started searching for answers. (vo) when it's time to navigate in-home care, follow that bright star. because brightstar care earns the same accreditation as the best hospitals. and brightstar care means an rn will customize a plan that evolves with mom's changing needs. (woman) because dad made us promise we'd keep mom at home. (vo) call 844-4-brightstar for your free home care planning guide.
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breaking news. questions tonight about donald trump's plans to handle immigration, specifically muslim immigrants. kansas secretary of state chris kovak advising trump told reuters the trump team is considering a registry for people from muslim countries. trump is not considering a muslim registry but a new system to screen immigrants from high-risk areas. pamela, this is the crucial question here. because semantics can get in the way of the bottom line. is there a difference between
the muslim registry and a system to screen immigrants from high-risk countries related to terrorism. >> the man who says he's working on the trump's immigration plant chris kovak tells us yes there is a difference because it is based on the gee graphic location, not religion. but it is clear majority of the people in this database was muslim because it sijed out people from majority muslim country, was the exception of the north korea. those people were intensely scrutinized at the port of entry and tracked closely once they were in the u.s. such as having to check in with federal authorities about once a year on their whereabouts. kind of like entry on parole. kovak tells us the model the trump team is exploring is similar. he would not say which countries they believe fall into the high risk category but believe there were some majority muslim countries not on the list. the trump campaign released this statement in response. saying president elect trump has
not advocated for any registry or system that tracks individuals based on their religion. and to imply otherwise is completely false. but as we know erin, candidate trump did indeed advocate for a muslim registry saying that would be something he would implement. the statement saying president elect trump has not advocated for that. >> so there was a system as you mentioned after 9/11, that went all the way through part of president obama's tenure. and was then removed. and you are saying what they are looking at is something similar to that. was that system effective? >> well it depends on who you talk to. i spoke to one official a day who says the reality was it never proved to be useful. on the other hand those who supported it say a system like that could have potentially stopped the 9/11 hijackers because they would have been more closely tracked inside the u.s. the system was ended in 2011 because of complaints it led to racial profiling. as it stands now. people from high-risk countries
are still highly scrutinized before being allowed into the u.s. but they are not in this special database that tracks their movements and requires them to routinely check in with federal authorities as before. kovak says this is one just one option on the table. ultimately the decision will be up to donald trump when he's officially in the white house. >> thank you. "outfront" now keith boykin. and carl higbee. carl, let me start with you -- >> -- the day aft after the election -- >> aarp trump -- >> all right. let's talk first about this. trump saying he never advocated for a system tracking individuals based on religion. here is trump from last november when he was talk about specifically about a muslim database. here he is. >> oh i would certainly implement that. absolutely. >> how do you --
>> it would be just good management. what you have to do is good management procedures. and we can do that. >> [ inaudible ]. >> different places. >> he certainly suggested a muslim database. >> and he classified his comments down the lined and the fact of the matter is the mainstream media is hissing here is donald trump is looking for the most appropriate and most effective way to keep americans safe and i don't think that is being echoed by the mainstream media pushing on him to say oh you are this. you are that. he's trying to keep america safe. that's you do. that's me. that's kids everywhere. >> it is not necessarily effective that is the problem. not only does this run counter to our values but there is really not much values that such muslim registry or a specific muslim like country register would effectively prevent terrorism. president obama disbanded this
program. we haven't had any major terrorist attacks. and this becomes a recruiting tool for isis. it is almost like encouraging racial profiling of muslim people, which it effect is doing and that actually helps to encourage terrorist whose want to attack us who look at us as an enemy of the muslim world. >> how would you propose some tracking for people coming to this country who are coming from countries or areas of questionable -- you know, obviously conflict. how would you propose doing that? if we don't have a tracking system for the people coming in. he's not advocating to talk about people here in america under constitutional protection. >> those are the people who when you look at orlando, people who actually carried out some of these recent attacks. if you just look on a raw basis -- >> -- people who are american citizens who are home grown terrorists who are committing acts of terrorism and we don't necessarily isolate people and identify them based on lineal. there is no way to guarantee
ethnicity or nationality or religion --. to do so is a damaging step for america to take. and it damage ours credibility around the world. >> would you include 80-year-old christian women in the potential terrorist ring. we have to be somewhat intelligence and narrow it down. there are 1.6 million -- >> -- i presume he's talk about the indonesia. which has had its own issue but that would give them cover to say oh it's not just muslim majority issue. one of the issues ear is whether it's slippery slope. you start with a list and a list can be used for other things. to fox and the "new york times" you said the japanese internment camps could provide precedents for supporting registries. their existence could provide precedent for a registry of people. >> did you see the tape though? >> yes. >> we all saw it.
>> and i read disturb. >> at no point base i ever even mention it. i was actually talk about the immigration reform under carter when he did the iran thing and also under world war ii. megan brought it up and i was shocked. >> she brought it up and you did say to the "new york times" that it would be a precedent for a register. >> exactly. >> here is thing. i don't actually advocate for any of this. i didn't bring it up. i was shocked when megan brought it up. i clarified today this is something that is a huge black mark on our society and we would never want to do it again. but you have to say that supreme court decision upholding with never overturned. should we overturn it? we should take a look another it. >> you are saying we don't support it but we should -- >> you're backtracking and -- now you don't want to be seen as that person saying those things. but the reality is it is out there and that decision that you talked about. that decision in 1944, even
justice antonin scalia said it is one of the worst decisions ever made by the united states supreme court. we don't want to go back to that precedent. just because there is an example in history means that we have to go that direction. this is an example of the black people being enslaved. we don't have go back to that either. >> donald trump was asked about internments and asked to disavow them. to time magazine he said i would have to be there at the time to give you a proper answer. i certainly hate the con but i would have had to be there at the time to give you a direct answer. and --. >> what i'm doing is no different than what f.d.r. f.d.r.'s solution for german's italian, japanese many years ago. >> so you are for internment camps? you are praising f.d.r. you are praising the set up of internment camps for --
>> no i'm not. what he was doing with germans and japaneses and italians was a he had do it. look we are at war radical islam. >> you certainly aren't imposing internment camps. >> no not all. >> he keeps upbringing f.d.r. is this not a slippery slope right in that direction. >> every time someone said internment camps he said that no no. but he needs to stake a look at it. we band immigration. we scrutinized it. and registered people coming in from certain places. it is all in the best interest to protect america. and just like the media that went in frenzy today over that. doesn't understand. do you want to be safe or not. he's not trying to hurt anybody. he's just trying to keep americans safe. >> blab rb barack obama did this. even know -- >> >>[chatter]. -- >> and we should continue to have heightened vetting for people coming into the country but the reality is the president has determined the national
security apparatus has determined this is not an effective strategy in terms of fighting terrorism. and when donald trump talks about any type of registry, regardless whether it is religious specific he has a history of saying offensive words about muslims so doz going to be interpreted as ab attack on the muslim community and that is not good for america. that will encourage terrorism and that is not a healthy solution. >> he's not anti-muslim. >> tell that to the muslim people. >> -- he's in fear of the radical faction of the muslim community that's done harm to the americans and the people abroad. >> my next was just there with donald trump. rick scott of florida. he's "outfront" next and the deep-seated fears some have of president elect trump. >> this country is my home. i feel like it is not. i feel like i'm not welcome here anymore. the morning ritual around here. people rely on that first cup
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and cabinet picks. among those nikki haley and the jeb hence egg ling and the florida governor rick scott and jeff sessions. governor scott is "outfront." thanks, nice to see you in person. >> nice to see you. -- >> i know, it is something that you were an early believer. back in january you actually prized donald trump for capturing the frustration of many americans. he's your friend. you saw him today. has it sunk in for you yet that this happened? >> you know, it is pretty exciting now that i have somebody i can call. i know mike pence. i can call mike. reince priebus is totally different the last six years. i've been governor almost six years. so it is pretty exciting. i'm very optimistic that we're going to see big change. i ran -- my race in 22 was similar to donalds. i was a businessman and outsider and people elected me because
they wanted change in our state. i think that is why donald got elected. they want change nationally. somebody is going to help with jobs. a problem with epa or transportation, i can call somebody and get a solution. >> are you concerned at all that he's saying things like i'm going to keep parts of obamacare. he's going back, at least he seems so far son only core campaign promises. are those promises you want do see him go back on? >> those are things that are not the core part of obamacare. those are things at the end to get votes. >> the expensive parts of the obamacare. >> the real expensive parts, exchange. but look the preexisting condition. everybody understands that. allowing people to stay on their parent's policy, that makes some sense. but the cost is exchange, the mandates, the taxes. that is the real thing that has to be changed. we've got to reduce cost. that is a problem with healthcare. it is all cost. i was in the healthcare business and it a costs too much. the way you do that is you get
competition. buy the insurance they want. across state lines, things like that. >> you would support that. when you were with president elect donald trump today you tweeted out a couple of pictures. one was a selfie. what was it like inside the meeting? how much time did you get? is it one person? ? i know it is a big office. windows on both sides. is it just you and him? and then how long? >> i met with president elect trump and reince priebus and i was probably there for 40, 45 minutes. i've been there in the past. his office is not as big as you think. but what's exciting today is he's focused on rebuilding obamacare. he's focused on finding really good people to be in his cabinet. >> and is he open to picking people who have aid horrible things about him. >> i'm not sure. but here is what you think about. americans voted for change. this is going to be -- this is
the trump administration. they are going to get change. i think whoever he picks is going to be what he believes in. and so i think he's going to go out and try to find the best person/people. that's what he did in business. that was his success in business. e found good people. he'll do the same with this. >> and you obviously know a lot about healthcare. it is where you came from. you were mentioned as a possible cabinet hick there for hhs. is that even on the table for you? or are you now getting ready to go for the senate. >> i've been clear. i've got 781 days to go as governor. i want to finish my job as governor. it is what i ran on. a lot of opportunities to continue to improve the states. we've added a million jobs. way to want keep this going. and improve education and keep people safe. i want to finish this job. i want to help him. i'll do anything i can to help but i want to finish the job.
>> other than taking a cabinet position. >> not taking a the cabinet position. and next, melania trump in the town she grew up. we're going to take you there. and voters who are taking the election results deeply personally. >> it is hard as it is to have these krconversations now, it i important to -- i'm sorry. hey, jesse. who are you? i'm vern, the orange money retirement rabbit from voya. vern from voya? yep, vern from voya. why are you orange? that's a little weird. really? that's the weird part in this scenario? look, orange money represents the money you put away for retirement. save a little here and there, and over time, your money could multiply. see? ah, ok. so, why are you orange? funny.
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the holidays, so come try one before it ends. breaking news. anti-trump protests for a ninth day. president obama rejecting calls to reign them in. >> i would not advise people who feel strongly or are concerned about some of the issues that have been raised during the course of campaign, i wouldn't advise them to be silent. >> clinton's loss has been hard for her supporters. especially some of the women. kyung lah is "outfront." >> you ready to get moving? >> nothing in her liberal community in los angeles has changed since the week of the presidential election. yet everything has. >> as comforting as -- as our bubble is that we live in, it is hard as it is to have these
conversations now, it is important to -- i'm sorry. it is important start listening. >> why is this so personal for you? >> children matter to me. and our minorities matter to me. because they are my friends and my community. and i want to make sure this they are okay and they don't feel okay. they feel really scared. >> if 2016 was identity politics, women across social media feel theirs is under attack in clinton's loss. video messages from miley cyrus. >> please, please just treat people in love and treat people with compassion and treat people with respect. >> to ordinary voters. >> this country is my home. i feel like it is not. i feel like i'm not welcome here anymore. >> reporter: emotion is spilled onto the streets of los angeles. mothers carrying signs and children. students walking out of
classrooms at ucla. these students supported hillary clinton. >> reporter: when you say you have fear in you, what do you mean? >> well i'm a woman, i'm black, i'm muslim. and those three factors basically being a black muslim women in america today is very scary and trump being elected just further build on to my fears. >> i how can i go forward knowing that people are okay with someone coming out and bragging about sexual assault and still voting for that person? >> i've had to wake up to the reality that a lot of america is not like what los angeles is like. >> reporter: more than week on, west coast women are still learni learning about their new national reality. it just doesn't look like any reality they believed they were living. >> there is this underlying fear in everything. and it is really unsettling. it is really unsettling feeling.
>> reporter: that feeling is being driven by anxiety of the unknown. they see what trump is doing, that it appears that he's walking back on some of his most extreme policies but then these women say he appoints steve bannon which signals that president elect trump will probably be candidate trump in their perspective. and erin we also asked do you want to know the other 50%, do you want to reach out to them, understand them? the mother in that piece said yes, she has to so she can bring them under the tent. but the college students said they are not quite so sure. >> perhaps something that comes with age. thank you very much. and "outfront" next. from small town schoolgirl to the white house. we'll go to slovenia to trace melania trump's hometown roots
tonight, excitement and pride in the small hometown where melania trump grew up. what do residents there think of america's first lady? phil black is "outfront." >> reporter: a beautiful green valley next to the south river in eastern slovenia. >> i will stay true to myself. >> reporter: it is also the hometown of america's next first lady melania lived over here
melania trump, neighbor, childhood friends in the late 1970s, exchanged notes. melania is now principal of the elementary school. he remembers melania as mature, well spoken. a peacemaker between mature fighting children. and someone from an early age who dreamed of leaving slovenia to pursue a career as fashion designer. professional photographer saw melania had potential in front of the camera. he approached her on streets of the capital in 1987 and asked her to model for him. he says she was a natural. >> the first time and the second time. >> reporter: peter -- hung out with melania as their modelling
career was taking off. they cruised the area on his blue transport. >> still original color. also original leather seat. yes and she was here. >> reporter: melania hasn't lived there since she left elementary school. but the morning after trump's victory the american flag flew here next to the slovanian and european flag. the town beaming with pride but also well aware of the campaign including what donald trump calls locker room talk and allegations of the sexual assault which he denied. >> for every woman are not some easy words to hear from her husband. >> reporter: she and melania went to high school together. that is melania on the right. >> what do you think of the man she chose to be her husband. >> it is her choice.
so, ha ha ha. >> no opinion? >> no opinion. but it is her choice. >> melania's old friends county criticize her husband but many are willing to give remarkably similar advice. as one say, donald trump should listen to his wife more. phil black, cnn slovenia. >> pretty incredible. thanks for joining us. anderson is next. good evening. thanks for joining us. the breaking news. donald trump reaching out for the first time to a leader who could not be more different than himself. someone who is quite literally worlds apart in experience, outlook and expectations so much so he might as well be from a foreign country and the also tonight his meeting with the shinzo abe. and someone who spent the entire campaign painting donald trump as the