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get people to know what their rights are, what to do in certain situations so everybody can go home safely. >> good for him. he's dedicated to making a positive change in the community. the barber shop, such a place of cultural relevance and it can be very useful in what they're trying to do. >> yes. obviously bring the police together with the people in the community. everybody's trying to do that so good for donnell. >> everybody likes a nice, tight cut. >> okay. >> time for "newsroom" with carol costello. big fan of the barber shop. i saw her getting a cut and a shave. >> i did get a shave. very smooth and nice. >> beautiful face. >> get out. you guys have a nice day. "newsroom" starts now. >> you, too. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. and good morning. i'm carol costello. thanks so much for joining me. we do begin with breaking fwhus this morning, donald trump's senior advisor announces a huge reversal and says the president-elect will not pursue
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an investigation into hillary clinton. that's despite months of candidate trump mocking crooked hillary and reveling with a chance to lock her up. outside the headquarters of trump towers. he joins us with more. hi, jason. >> reporter: good morning to you, carol. this is something that trump is pushing around much of his campaign and that lock her up, lock her up really became a rallying cry at every rally that at least i attended over the last few months. this is something that trump first mentioned, i believe it was back in june at a rally in california where he mentioned this notion of hillary clinton having to go to jail, then at a rally in august is when he started to mention about this idea of putting forth a special prosecutor. this is something i just -- i can't impress upon you enough. how many of trump supporters said this was one of the reasons why they really gravitated towards donald trump, but now his campaign manager, kellyanne
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conway, said that the president-elect has had a change of heart. >> i think when the president-elect, who's also the head of your party now, joe, tells you before he's even inaugurated he doesn't wish to pursue these charges, it sends a strong message, tone and content to the members. i think hillary clinton still has to face the fact that a majority of americans don't find her to be honest or trustworthy. if donald trump can help her heal, then perhaps that's a good thing. i do -- look, i think he's thinking of many different things as he prepares to become the president of the united states and things that sound like the campaign aren't among them. >> reporter: now, carol, i know i've mentioned donald trump say this many, many times at so many of his rallies. i want you to listen to some of the examples. >> hillary clinton may be the most corrupt person ever to seek
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the presidency of the united states. she is a crooked one, there's no question. hillary clinton will be under investigation for a long, long time. for her many crimes against our nation, our people, our democracy. likely concluding in a criminal trial. >> lock her up. lock her up. lock her up. >> reporter: so once again a huge rallying cry for so many of trump's supporters. trump did release a video outlining what he does plan to do in his next 100 days of office. some of the things that he mentioned, pulling out of the trans-pacific partnership, the t.p.p. also a five-year ban on executive officials becoming lobbyists after leaving the administration. the video that he put out, no mention of that special prosecutor to go into washington. no mention of the wall or repealing or replacing
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obamacare. doesn't mean that some of those things are not going to happen just simply not mentioned in the video. all of this while speculation continues to swirl over who is going to make up his cabinet. just this morning former new york city mayor rudy giuliani entered trump tower. trump tweeting this morning, carol, saying great meetings are going to be happening here at trump tower for some of the people who might be running this country, he says, for the next eight years. carol? >> he said for the next eight years? isn't that a little premature? >> reporter: two terms, eight years. that's what he says. >> all right. jason carroll reporting live from trump tower. so let's talk about that and more. i'm joined by cnn senior media correspondent brian stelter, former advisor to presidents nixon, ford, reagan and clinton david gergen and domenico montanaro. david, i want to start with you. donald trump says he will no longer move forward with
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prosecuting hillary clinton. what do you make of it? >> well, i think we should salute him. i think it's a wise gesture and it's the right gesture. she's been beaten up a lot and i think it would have been seen as vindictive to go after her with a special prosecutor, especially after thorough investigation saying there's nothing here on which to prosecute. but, you know, we spent a lot of time recently, carol, knocking donald trump in one way or another. on this one i think he got it right and we ought to say so. >> i thought something that kellyanne conway said interesting about the decision not to prosecute hillary clinton, doe mminico. he would help hillary clinton heal. what does that mean? >> i think that donald trump believes that given that he won the electoral college, that he should have a kind of mandate to try to run the country and get some of his policy agenda through. having -- you know, being able to say that he's not going to
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prosecute hillary clinton is one way in which he can try to say to all of those folks who didn't vote for him that he's at least trying to move the ball forward. remember, donald trump at this point is 1.7 million popular votes behind hillary clinton so we are in this precarious situation where the president-elect won the electoral college clearly but lost the popular vote. he needs to do something to reach out to those voters who didn't vote for him. >> brian, i'm really into semantics here. help her heal. either that means he thinks hillary clinton is so devastated by this loss that she needs this time to heal without the threat of prosecution hanging over her head or donald trump, does he mean help her supporters heal because they clearly are grieving? >> right. the word heal is not the kind of word you would normally hear. it's a very personal phrase. he's portraying this in very personal terms. it would help if we heard from the president-elect directly on this. we're hearing from kellyanne conway, his senior advisor.
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trump has not held a press conference in the two weeks since he's been elected. that's highly unusual compared to past president-elects. it would help if he reached out more directly to those clinton supporters. let's remember, she continues to rack up votes. she's not just beating him in the popular vote, she's beating him by more than 1.5 million. it's going to get up to 2 million. >> so, david, even if donald trump said he's not going to move forward with appointing a special prosecutor, that doesn't mean lawmakers won't investigate hillary clinton, does it? >> i'm so glad you went there. absolutely. and there have been indications from house republicans, for example, jason chaffitz that he has enough things to investigate for the next eight years if we want to put it that way that they can continue to pursue this on the hill. i think the next shoe to drop might well be the trump folks passing word to members of congress, especially
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republicans. they prefer not to go through hearings on her. you may want to have hearings on comey on the fbi and that sort of thing, but not to have hearings which are set up like the benghazi hearings to put her through the grill or put her on a grill. i think that's the spirit of what mr. trump has said or his spokesperson has said. the healing, i think it's all about her. >> all about her, right. that she's so devastated by this loss that she needs this time to heal which i guess you can look at two ways, right? it's like is he -- because, let's face it, she's a woman. and that just sounds sexist on some level, right? >> the first time i heard that quote i wondered if he would have said that about a man. i just have to -- carol, that's the first thing that came to my mind. would he have said that if that was a male politician he had beaten. >> maybe it's because i'm a woman and i'm reading too much in it, i don't know. >> i don't think you are. >> i'm not sure gender applies here. >> go ahead. >> people will interpret things
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however they will interpret it. but i do think that what's really important actually for us to look at, when you look at the investigations that would have taken place, it would have been a permanent investigation of hillary clinton had she become president. there's no doubt about that. instead now what we have is a president-elect who's trying to figure out a way, if at all, to separate himself from some of his business conflicts and i think that there's a lot there that the media need to focus on in figuring out, you know, how is this president going to try to separate himself. you know, there had been talk of a potential blind trust. this isn't how a blind trust actually works if his children are going to be running it. a lot of people would see a back doorway to influence the president if his children are both advising him and running his businesses. i would posit that if chelsea clinton had been on the board of the clinton foundation still, that there would have been all kinds of outrage about chelsea clinton being a potential back door to influence hillary clinton as president and i think that would have been warranted
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as well. i do think donald trump and his team need to discuss it for the kind of ethics and the president that they're putting forward to say he's not going to be profiting. >> you wanted to put a button on the gender thing, david? >> yes. carol, i was just trying to remember back to the time when gerald ford pardoned richard nixon and he did that to a very significant degree because the nixon case was becoming a huge distraction for his own presidency, for the ford presidency. but there was also a spirit of the man has suffered a lot and we need to let him heal. i don't think the word is in this case gender determined. >> all right. i have to leave it there. brian stelter. david gergen, domenico, thanks to all of you. more breaking news to tell you about this morning in regard to that horrific school bus crash that killed at least 5 children in chattanooga, tennessee. police arresting the bus driver.
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they charged him with vehicular homicide. the investigator's focus, reckless speed. cnn's martin savidge live in chattanooga. he has more for us. good morning. okay. martin, are you there? we're having a little technical difficulties. we're going to get back to martin after a break. i'll be right back. it's the only cold & flu caplet that has a maximum strength formula with a unique warming sensation you instantly feel. theraflu. for a powerful comeback. new expressmax caplets.
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the horrific school bus accident. five young children were killed. the driver charged with vehicular homicide. what's the latest, martin savidge? >> reporter: hello, carol. there are 12 students still hospitalized, 6 in intensive care. we want it show you video that's come in from the scene of where this horrific accident occurred. authorities have begun moving
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the school bus that was involved lifting it from the scene. it had remained on site throughout the rest of the day and all through the nighttime hours. as you can imagine, this is a very deep and serious investigation that is underway. so it is only in the daylight that we have begun to see that they are moving the bus. meanwhile, the focus right now is on how fast that bus was going. flipping on its side, careening into a tree so fast its frame crumbling on impact. this is the image of a horrific school bus crash in chattanooga, tennessee, killing at least 5 students and injuring 23. >> he wasn't paying attention. he was going real fast. >> reporter: the bus driver, 24-year-old johnthony walker arrested late monday and charged with five counts of vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and reckless driving. >> speed is being investigated. >> reporter: a witness living near the crash said she heard a big boom just before 3:30 p.m. and that the impact was so strong it knocked her power out.
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>> this has been a great tragedy for us. we have suffered a great loss. >> reporter: as emergency workers rushed to the scene, so did frantic parents. they worked for hours to remove the 37 elementary students on board trapped inside. meanwhi meanwhile, hundreds of residents from the community lined up to donate blood at a local blood bank to help the injured. their parents hoping they can take their child home soon. >> we are working diligently to ensure that all of the other children who have received care at the hospitals or may have been transported to other locations are reunited successfully with their families. >> reporter: and, carol, the mother of johnthony walker, he is the school bus driver, issued a statement speaking to cnn. she said in part, quote, a word of comfort to whom it may be concerned, i being the mother of johnthony walker, in my heart love is going out for all of those that were in harm's way of god's will sending out mine and
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our condolences to every family that god touched yesterday in this horrible accident and i am asking for compassion for my son, johnthony walker. >> martin savidge reporting live from chattanooga, tennessee. horrific, hateful and disgusting, three words that come to mind when you listen to the racism and anti-semitism that was on full display inside the ronald regan building over the weekend. a video now surfacing from a white nationalist conference celebrating the victory of donald trump. 200 white supremacists hailing trump with nazi salutes. >> we were not meant to beg for moral validation from some of the most despicable creatures to ever populate the planet. >> hail trump. hail our people. hail victory.
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>> it happened on saturday. after this meeting, protesters were outside. they were asking protesters if they were, quote, ashamed to be white. >> are you a white person? >> no, i'm not. >> okay. so you hate your white identity? >> all right. things turn violent after that. they were sent to the hospital. the trump camp did respond two days later with this statement. it reads in part, quote, president-elect trump has continued to denounce racism of any kind and he was elected because he will be a leader for every american. to think otherwise is a complete misrepresentation of the movement that united americans
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from all backgrounds. we have theron johnson, former director of obama 2012. he supported hillary clinton. john, i want to start with you. why did it take two days for the trump camp to release that statement? >> i've never heard of this guy, robert spencer, until this week. fortunately, we live in a country where there are so few members of the klan that they left they can't even keep linens and things in business. these guys are a freak show that could barely get 200 people to show up. they're a fringe element. donald trump has denounced them going as far back as the year 2000. and i think it's unfair to judge a candidate or judge a politician based on the fringe people that may or may not support them. i remember scratching my head going back in the 2000s when other networks kept playing
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video of the new black panther party and saying, why won't obama denounce them? why won't obama go after them? there was four of them and they spent more time on tv than you and me, carol. they'll get bigger after pensions than you and me combined. >> do you agree? >> i totally disagree. listen, carol, this is very disturbing. it's disturbing to me not only as an african-american but point blank as an american. president obama and others have access to give donald trump a chance but when you have this alt right movement which is nothing more than a neonazi movement at a conference basically, you know, giving nazi salutes and the president-elect who, by the way, after the election said that he wanted to be a president for everyone, and, yes, he sent out this very weak and baseless statement saying that he denounces racism. the bottom line, mr. phillips, we don't want him to denounce racism. we want him to denounce the alt right movement. for you to come on this show and try to give it some comparison to the black panther party and
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more importantly try to legitimize it and normalize it is quite insulting. this is not a political con sertive group like the tea party. this is a full comprehensive, full-fledged hate group. these are people who sat there and listened to mr. spencer's remarks and they basically saluted him by giving nazi salutes. this is something that's so disturbing and at a time when folks are calling for our country to heal and come together you have these protests outside and these people are basically fighting one another. so i think -- >> here's the other thing, john. i think some critics might say that donald trump came down harder on the cast of "hamilton" than he came down on this group. >> these people are horrible people and i, frankly, am glad that he's not giving them a larger platform. instead of giving them a larger platform what was donald trump doing over the weekend? he was meeting with elaine ciao, tulsi gabbard. rick grenell, an openly gay
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mantha could become the ambassador of the united nations. he was busy meeting with these people possibly making up the next government. >> let's be fair. he spent the last 14 plus days and this weekend attacking "the new york times." he sent out a total of nine tweets basically celebrating that he didn't want to meet with these folks. if he would basically stop for one moment and realize the reality that he is now the president-elect. we must call ahead but to come out with this very weak statement and more importantly, let's not forget the person who worked for this alt right neonazi hate group was steve bannon who was going to be his closest advisor. it's fair to say that one of the reasons why he will not come out and denounce them and basically ask them to recant their statements is because the person who actually led this movement, this racist bigotry movement is a person who's going to be the closest to him in the white house. there's no way that you can come on this show and spin this.
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this is very disturbing. >> it's 200 people. they have zero influence over the white house. they have zero influence on donald trump. >> steve bannon is going to be there. >> he's the chief strategist. see, the thing is, john, i just want to make this clear so the audience can understand. the man who was -- is the head of that racist group that spoke in washington says he coined the term alt right and he celebrates breitbart and steve bannon as giving voice to his movement. so i think that's why some are upset with this appointment for chief strategist of donald trump. >> unfortunately you can't pick your fans. >> that's ludicrous. >> but you can pick your chief strategist though. >> look, he's denounced these people going back to the year 2000. i think what his critics want him to do is they want donald trump's name in the same
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headline as these people and he's just not taking the bait. >> no, i want him to be presidential. i want him to come out and back up the rhetoric that he said the morning after he won the election that i want to represent all people. i mean, this guy, mr. spencer, referred -- used terms like latino housekeepers. he criticized african-americans and saying we had this black political machine. all we're asking donald trump to do is do what he said he was going to do. when he sits back and takes two full days to come out and really denounce and support them.
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>> i've got to leave it there, guys. it is an important conversation. john phillips there. thanks. still to come in the "newsroom," a key american ally sends a stern message do not talk to donald trump. first, we're minutes away from the opening bell and wall street looks poised to keep the rally going. christine romans is here with more. hi, christine. investors think donald trump will cut regulations, he will cut taxes, he will be able to push through big spending on infrastructure. you have stocks across the board smashing records. here's where we stand from yesterday. the dow, nasdaq, s&p 500 and russell 2000, that's small caps stocks all hitting record highs on the same day. carol, that's the first time that's happened since 1999 and those smaller stocks, midcap stocks, very telling. those investors think donald trump is going to roll back regulations and he has promised for every new regulation in government to cut two. take a look at global markets here.
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the markets open in a little more than three minutes in the united states. this kind of rally, 57 point rally if dow futures holds puts the dow above 19,000 for the first time in history. s&p 500 higher. london, paris, tokyo across the board global markets higher, carol. cutting taxes, cutting regulation, infrastructure spending, money coming into the stock market, out of bonds. your mortgage rates are buying and that is the trump effect in global markets, carol. >> thanks so much. i'll be right back. i am benedict arnold, the infamous traitor. and i know a thing or two about trading. so i trade with e*trade, where true traders trade on a trademarked trade platform that has all the... get off the computer traitor! i won't. (cannon sound)
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oddly he is apologizing to the officer's family. his name is 31-year-old otis tyrone mccain. he was arrested by s.w.a.t. officers. he was driving with a woman and 2-year-old child. listen to his answer when he was asked why he was upset. >> i just want to see my son. >> what are you upset about, sir? >> society not letting me see my son. >> all right. joining us live from san antonio with more of what this man said. dan simon. good morning, dan. >> reporter: good morning, carol. police made this arrest about 30 hours after the killing. police tell us they were relatively quickly able to develop some leads and did some surveillance on the suspect. he was pulled over, rested during that traffic stop inside the vehicle there was an adult female as well as a 2-year-old child and then later when he went before the cameras he indicated that he had been through several custody battles
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and, quote, i lashed out at somebody who did not deserve it. have a look at more of the exchange. >> did you know the officer? >> no, sir. >> what were you doing down here? >> why was it his fault he wouldn't let you see his son? >> i've been through several custody battles and i was upset at the situation i was in. i lashed out at somebody that didn't deserve it. >> do you have anything to say to his family? >> i'm sorry. could have been anybody. i'm sorry for saying it also because i didn't mean it that way. >> you were just way upset and you wanted to take it out on someone? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: well, obviously there is unbearable sadness in san antonio, but as the mayor indicated, at least the community can breathe a little
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bit easier. as the chief said, it appears that the uniform was the target here, carol, and obviously we now have a better sense as to the suspect's state of mind. back to you. >> dan simon reporting live this morning. thank you. the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has a stern message for his government. do not talk to donald trump. netanyahu now calling on ministers to run any and all communications by his office or the israeli embassy in washington. here's why. president-elect trump is now meeting with an israeli right wing politician. nahtali bennett is calling for an end to the palestinian state and he wants jerusalem to be the capitol of israel. with me is the former assistant secretary of state. welcome, sir. >> hi, carol. >> hi. what do you make of that? >> well, i think what it really indicates is that prime minister netanyahu wants to speak as head of state to the new trump administration when it comes in. he doesn't want people
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freelancing, particularly those people in a government administration. one policy out of tel aviv and not people freelancing on their own to imply policy to the trump administration before they take the seat of power here in washington, d.c. >> that's not the top priority. he has a number of issues he wants to work with the americans on. the u.s./israeli cooperation issues wants to make sure the united states is aware of his grave concerns, not simply about the iranian nuclear capability but he's concerned about the palestinian issue, particularly the succession crisis and the post abumazan period. >> what about putting the u.s.
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embassy in jerusalem or making jerusalem the capitol. will that come to pass under a trump administration? >> it may be an aspiration of the trump administration. it's highly unlikely that will happen. that's not simply a decision of the united states but it's a decision of the world community where they want to put their embassies and where they want to imply and explicitly designate as their view on where the embassy -- excuse me, where the capitol of israel is going to be. highly unlikely in the next few years. too many complications and i think everybody recognizes the violence that would ensue from that. >> so going back to the iran deal because we all know that donald trump does not like this iran deal. we know that many members of congress, republicans don't like it either. would it be easy just for the united states to remove itself from that deal? >> no. it's not as easy as, say, tearing up the trans-pacific partnership. it's not just a u.s. deal.
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it's a five plus one deal. i think what i'm hearing is that the new administration is going to be more concerned about strict adherence to the deal. already we're seeing significant violations of the deal. last week iran announced that they had cruised more heavy water than was authorized for the second time this year. so the first issue is if there is a deal, will it be strictly adhered to? and if it's not, then that might be cause for the united states to back out of it. >> so, is there any way to make or to force iran adhere to the deal? and if so, what would that entail? >> well, first of all, the united nations has that responsibility to strictly enforce the terms of that deal and there are tremendous -- there are a number of different ways to make sure that happens, not necessarily military, which most people would think would be the only option. we can continue the sanctions. we can do the snap back provisions of the deal which
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says we reverse the monetary flows that are going into iran and we can simply add new sanctions. so there is a wide range of diplomatic and financial pressure points where we can push on iran before anybody contemplates the use of military power. >> and i do want to pick your brain about trump's foreign policy team because he's looking at a very diverse set of candidates, right? he's already picked retired general michael flynn. he's looking at people like mitt romney for secretary of state and james mattis for secretary of defense. so what does that tell you about trump's world view? >> well, some would say that that would indicate, particularly with general flynn as a national security advisor, that he's going to be taking a ri -- rightward tilt. i think we need to see who he puts in to really get a sensing of where he wants to go. i think it's fairly clear that in the middle east, which is my area of specialty, he wants to
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tilt the balance between the spike and quite frankly more towards our traditional view and allies in the region which in my mind will be a good thing, but in terms of an omnibus view, we'll have to wait and see who he actually picks as his cabinet secretaries. >> general mark kibbit, thanks so much for joining me this morning. >> sure. quick look at the dow. stocks continuing their post election rally. opening at 19,000 for the first time. s&p 500 and nasdaq at record highs. i'll be right back.
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joining us now to tell us more about this boy is will ripley. he's live in istanbul. hi, will. >> reporter: hi, carol. thankfully we know that this little boy is okay but to think about the terror that he went through after seeing that yellow smoke and then experiencing that choking feeling that is often associated with the use of chlorine gas. there is no verified proof on the ground that the syrian regime has been dropping these barrel bombs full of chlorine gas, but activist groups have been posting pictures of victims including a family of six who were killed. all visual indications show that they were -- they fell victim to these chemical weapons, specifically this chlorine gas which is really horrific what people go through when they experience it, when they breathe it in, and it causes -- it causes their death. and so this boy, who was exposed to this chemical presumably, was speaking to nurses asking them if he was even going to survive.
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it's important to point out that there have been allegations on all sides, both the rebels and the syrian regime, using chemical weapons on civilians. the united nations did confirm chlorine gas and mustard gas. they were talking about the situation in syria at the united
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the 2016 election is history. we saw a political system turned upside down by a billionaire reality tv star. the pulitzer prize winning photographer had access to both donald trump and hillary clinton during the campaigns. his photos are included in cnn politics, a first ever book
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titled unprecedented. it was written and reported while that long, long election took place. cnn contributor david kennerly joins me now. what was it like being in the midst of it for a long period of time? >> well, this is my 12th presidential campaign and you've heard it all before, there was nothing like it. i fortunately got to spend time with both candidates, with mr. clintmr. mr. trump, mrs. clinton, obviously two different campaigns, and the media was under attack, like nonstop by the trump people. having been in vietnam for 2 1/2 years, i kind of brushed that off. but it made for some good photos. >> i bet so. you were convinced that trump would win despite what the polls said. what was the most telling sign to you? >> i -- well, having been with
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mrs. clinton's campaign the week before and then right into the trump campaign for the run-up to the finish, his last two days, he did 14 states and, like, a whirlwind tour of all the battlegrounds. when i saw the crowds, people lined up for mile, really, to get in, and half of them couldn't get in, that was no joke. and i felt the energy was going his way. and i also thought the comey letter, and i was with mrs. clinton when she found out about that, when she did the press conference, that just took the wind out of her sails and reinvigorated the trump campaign. i think all that really shows up in the photographs. >> interesting. what were your favorite photographs? >> well, there were so many of them. but i like the triumphant trump pictures. for mrs. clinton, one of the
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high points in her campaign was the photograph of her at the convention where she was exuberant and that's the shot, i love that picture. that's kind of the hillary clinton that i know. i've photographed her since 1974, if you can believe that. for the trump campaign, the big crowds. i did a photograph you showed actually from the ramp of his airplane, looking into a hangar, and that's the shot, yeah. he just had wildly enthuft aftic crowds. i think the point that mrs. clinton's surrogates like michelle obama got more of a favorable reception or more enthuft yaftic reception than she did was correct. >> interesting. you also said that -- you know, hillary clinton had a lot of celebrities on her side, but you said the interaction between some of the celebrities and
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hillary clinton surprised you. why? >> well, i think what surprised me was a lot of people did come out to see the celebrities and not her so much. the only one i was really with was mrs. obama, and she's a rock star in her own right. hardly anybody can be on that stage and be noticed almost when she's around. even her husband occasionally. but i think trump was just flying solo and people were coming out to see him period. and they were rabid fans. i've never seen anything quite like that. >> interesting. i can't wait to look through more of your photos. david kennerly, thanks for joining us. unprecedented, the election that changed everything, is in stores december 6th. coming up, trump touts his business experience but will it backfire on his presidency?
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all right, checking some top stories for you at 59 minutes past. a police car nearly slammed into a group of children. it happened outside of pittsburgh. police were chasing a stolen vehicle when a van hit one of the cruisers sending this police car barreling towards the children. miraculously, the kids were unharmed. the officer suffered minor injuries. the driver of that stolen vehicle, yeah, it was stolen, he got away. former usa gymnastics doctor larry nasser is expected to be arraigned in court over accusations he sexually assaulted young girls. nasser was arrested on monday. he faces three counts of criminal sexual assault against a child. if convicted, he could face life in prison.
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kanye west hospitalized overnight in los angeles being treated for exhaustion. the source says he was admitted after police responded to a disturbance call. earlier, his concert was abruptly cancelled followi inin bizarre rant. >> feelings matter, bro. it's a new world, hillary clinton. >> the rant igniting a twitter storm after kanye west said if he had voted, it would have been for donald trump. the next hour of "cnn newsroom" starts now. and good morning, i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. president-elect donald trump cramming in more meetings before breaking for the thanksgiving holiday. a picture of the golden elevators inside trump tower in new york. mr. trump still has top cabinet


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