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. after castro, the world reacts to the death of the famed dictator with many wondering what's next for cuba and america under a president trump. senator marco rubio will be here in minutes. plus cabinet campaign. trump allies go public to stop him from picking mitt romney for secretary of state. >> romney does represent a very different viewpoint. i'm not sure who secretary of state he'll be. >> will the threat of a conservative backlash influence the president-elect or will a
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dark horse become america's dope diplomat. trump senior adviser kellyanne conway will be here with the latest. and recount. hillary clinton's campaign joins the green party's challenge in wisconsin. >> we have an election system that relies on computerized electronic equipment which is wide-open to hacks. >> with no evidence of voter tampering is this just wishful thinking? senator bernie sanders is here on the democrats path forward. plus the best political minds will be here with insights on what happens next. hello i'm dana bash in for jake tapper where the state of the union is shifting. flags are flying at half-staff in cuba as that country begins a nine day mourning period for its former president and dictator, fidel castro. leaders of russia and others
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praised fidel castro while human rights organizations noted his imprisonment of political enemies. president-elect donald trump first tweeted after hearing the news, fidel castro is dead. later issueed a longer statement saying in part fidel castro's legacy is one of firing squads, theft, one imaginable suffering, poverty and denial of fundamental rights. and he said our administration will do all it can to ensure cuban people can begin their journey towards prosperity and liberty. trump criticized green party leader jill stein filing for a recount in the wisconsin election results. she's fundraising to finance an effort in other states where it's still legally possible. yesterday the clinton campaign said they would join the effort despite finding no evidence of voter hacking and last night president-elect trump tweeted saying the green party's scam to fill up their coffers for asking impossible recounts is now being joined by the badly defeated and demoralized democrats.
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he is right? joining me to talk about all of this is former presidential candidate bernie sanders and author of the new book "our revolution." let me start with cuba. in president obama's statement on fidel castro's death he said we offer condolences to fidel castro's family and our thoughts and prayers are with the cuban people. is it appropriate for the leader of the free world to offer condolences for a dictator that killed his own people as well as americans. >> what we've seen in the last number of years is an improved relationship between the united states and cuba. united states of america has relations with china, we've had relation with brutal dictatorships all over the world. the goal is now to improve our relationship with people of cuba, to do what we can to improve their economy and to make sure that the younger generation does better than their older generation >> you're okay with him offering condolences, if you were president would you have said
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something similar >> yeah. yes, i would have. >> let's talk about politics here and what's going on in wisconsin. yesterday the clinton campaign joined an effort started by green party candidate jill stein for an official recount in wisconsin. hillary clinton's general counsel said that they were doing this without any actionable evidence of hacking of the voting system. do you support that recount as well? >> it's taking place, the green party has the legal right to do it. we have recounts probably almost every election. no one expects to be profound change. there's nothing wrong with going through the process. the issue at this moment in american history is whether donald trump will keep states with the promises that he made to the american people. as you remember during the campaign, he talked about the fact that he would take on the pharmaceutical industry and lower drug prices in this country. i'm a little bit nervous, i haven't heard too much about that since he's been elected. he said medicare should
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negotiate prices with the drug companies. you're able to import cheaper medicine from canada and other countries. i look forward to doing that. he made a very big deal about saying he was the only republican candidate in the primary to say that he would not cut social security, medicare and medicaid. let's see if he keeps his word and many of us will demand he keep the promises he made. >> just to follow up on the recount, trump senior adviser kellyanne conway tweet this. she said look who can't accept the election results, hillary clinton supporters -- >> this is exactly tissue. nobody cares. the green party has the legal right. republicans have requested, i think the governor of north carolina right now is thinking about doing a recount. that's a legal right. they do it. i don't think that hillary clinton got 2 million more votes than mr. trump in the popular election it will transform the election. do people that have legal right to do it? yeah. the real issue is to focus what we do rebuild a disappearing
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middle class, deal with income inequality. >> you mentioned that hillary clinton is nearing a 2 million vote lead in the popular vote but she, obviously has shown a solid loss in the electoral college. do you think the electoral college system should be re-examined? >> i do. i'll tell you why. on the surface you just said it. we have one candidate who got 2 million more voes than the other candidate. but she's not going to be sworn in as president. i think on the surface that's a little bit weird. the second thing that bothers me is that as everybody knows, that during the campaign we have states, california, new york, and many others that are traditionally democratic. a whole lot of states that are traditionally republican. the people of those states are ignored during the political process. then what ends up happening is campaigns basically are about 16, 17 states battleground states in this country. i think that's unfair to the other 30 plus states that also
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would like to be participating in the political process. >> senator, let's talk about rebuilding the democratic party. you have endorsed minnesota congressman keith ellison to be dnc chair. "new york times" is reporting that the obama white house is looking for a more moderate candidate. what do you make of that? >> well, i think keith is the candidate we need. i'll tell you why. if you assess where the democratic party is and that is the republicans have won the white house, the u.s. senate, the u.s. house, i think they control about two-thirds of the governors chairs in this country. in the last eight years the democrats have lost over 900 legislative seats around the country in state legislatures, i think it's time to take a reassessment of the purpose of where the democratic party is and where it wants to go. essentially what we need to do right now is to become a grassroots party which is what keith ellison believes, top doors for working people, open the doors to young people, less
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emphasis on raising large sums of money, more emphasis on bringing new blood into the political party. and i think that if you look at the issues that we talk about, whether or not we're going to give tax breaks to billionaires as the republicans want, whether we'll expand social security, making public colleges and universities tuition free, deal with climate change, those are issues that the vast majority of the american people support, we should be winning their votes. got to figure out why we're not. >> you've been talking about this around the country about how to move forward. i want to play something that you said in boston last week. take a listen. >> it is not good enough for somebody to say i'm a woman vote for me. what we need is a woman who has the guts to stand up to wall street, to the insurance companies, to the drug companies, to the fossil fuel industry. >> senator, was that a dig at hillary clinton? >> it really wasn't. what it was is to say that, in
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my view, we need more women in elected positions. we need more african-americans, more latinos, we need a more diverse government. but at the same time it is not good enough to say oh, somebody is a latino, somebody is a white, somebody is a black. what do they stand for and the major toish issue to my mind is have a growth in the number of billionaires, we're moving towards oligarchy where they control our life. we want more diversity but we need information have guts to stand up to big money interested. >> nancy pelosi is facing some opposition including from tim ryan. do you think it's time to replace nancy pelosi? >> i will leave that to the -- i was in the house for 16 years.
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i'm not thoins right now. i'll leave that to the members of the house. nancy is a friend of mine. i think she's done a very good job. but i think that's an issue the people in the house have to decide. >> you have been outspoken what the party needs to do to move forward. do you think she's the right leader to rebuild the party that you envision? >> you have fewer than 200 people that make that decision. that's the democrats in the house and they will have that debate and make that decision. not for me to make. >> senator bernie sanders, thank you for your time this morning. appreciate it. >> thank you. coming up the death of fidel castro is being cheered by many cuban-americans but what should donald trump's cuba policy be? we'll ask one of the cuban regime's most prominent crypt, senator marco rubio next. in
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cuban-americans broke out in
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celebrations over news of fidel castro's death. many cuban immigrants and their descendants are rejoicing at the demise of a man who created a communism stronghold 90 miles from the u.s.. president-elect donald trump said he wants to negotiate a new deal with cuba but unclear whether he'll roll back president obama's new open policies. joining me now to talk about this is florida senator marco rubio, the son of cuban immigrants. senator thanks for joining me. first i want to ask about president-elect donald trump. he's called president obama's move to normalize relations with cuba a weak agreement but in the past he also expressed interest in opening a hotel in cuba saying it's okay to bring cuba back into fold. what will you be demanding of the trump administration vis-a-vis cuba. >> first of all the thing you outlined about donald trump happened a long time ago. he has since then said that's not -- they never went forward with it and has since changed his position.
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for many people cuba is an issue they are not dealing with every single day unless you live down here in miami. we're looking to change people's minds on it. since that time as candidate for president he made it very clear he felt the moves president obama made towards cuba were wrong and that he would examine them and change the ones that needed to be changed. i think that's very promising. what i argue is number one our goal is national security and national interest of the united states and as pat of that to do everything possible through our foreign policy towards cuba to incentivize and pave the way towards democracy. we should examine our policy towards cuba. if there's a policy that helps that it remains in place. if it's a policy that doesn't it's removed. i encourage them to do that. >> senator, just to be clear do you feel confident that president-elect trump when in office will roll back the openings that president obama put in place? >> i'll take him at his word for it. he said woe do that.
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number two i'm more confident he would do it than hillary clinton doing it. which i'm sure she would not have. we intend in playing be a active role in making suggestions and providing guidance. he's said the right things. he has good people advising him on this issue. i have confidence he'll do the right thing when it comes to cuba. >> senator, you called president obama pathetic for offering condloens to fidel castro's family. >> absolutely. >> even pope francis sent a telegram expressing sentiment of sorrow. as a practicing catholic what's your reaction to that. >> as a practicing catholic i believe in the authority of the bishop of rome. that's what pope francis is. on foreign policy issues i don't necessarily believe that binds us in the faith in terms of issue of foreign policy. i still respect it. this is different. pope francis is the leader of a
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religious organization, the roman catholic church. barack obama is the president of the most powerful country in the world. what i call pathetic is not mentioning whatsoever in that statement the reality that there are thousands upon thousands of people who suffered brutally under the okay introduce regime. he executed people, he jailed people 30 to 30 years. florida straits thousands of people lost their lives fleeing his dictatorship. not to acknowledge that in the statement is pathetic. absolutely. >> senator, i want to talk about the election that just happened. you endorsed donald trump over hillary clinton, but it wasn't that long ago you were running against mr. trump for the gop nomination and you called him unfit for the presidency. take a listen. >> we're about to turn over the conservative movement to a person who has no ideas of substance on the important issues. the nuclear codes of the united states to an erratic individual. >> senator, do you still have those concerns about president-elect trump? >> we had an election and ultimately the voters chose him
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both as our nominee and now as our president. the election is over. it comes time to govern. we'll give him every chance to be successful. that's what i'm focused on now. at some point elections end and governing needs to begin. we'll have another election for congress in two years and another election for president in four. right now my hope is that this president is given the opportunity, this president-elect is given the opportunity to be successful and that's a long tradition in this country. when the election ends you don't root against the president-elect because you understand while you have significant policy disagreements with them whether they are in your party or not, if they don't succeed the country gets hurt. i'll give him every opportunity to be successful. he was elected to this position. he deserves the opportunity to be successful. >> senator, i completely get elections are over and now it is time for governing but given the fact that it's time for governing and your critic jim was about his abilities to govern, even as far as saying that he shouldn't have the
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nuclear codes because he's too erratic, what will you do as senator as somebody who actually has the responsibility of check and balance to make sure that he is governing properly given the concerns you express. >> the same as i would do with anybody else who is tlektd. we have a role in the senate, for example, cabinet appointments and nomination. we'll review each of those and play our proper role under the constitution. we'll do the same with public policy. if i agree with him i'll work with him on it. if i disgrie i'll oppose. that's the job of the senate not to be a rubber stamp. we don't attack the person. there's no difference during the campaign i wanted to be president of the united states. the voters chose differently both in the republican primary and ultimately in the general election. the campaign ends and now he should be given the opportunity to be successful. again if i agree with him on something i'll be a supporter and work hard to achieve it. if i disagree with him i'll come on this show and others and talk
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about why i believe it's the wrong way forward and offer ee alternative. >> do you feel comfortable with donald trump in charge of the nuclear arsenal. >> i feel comfortable voters have voted him to be the commander-in-chief. ultimately it will be incumbent upon him as any president who is tloektd prove their capability in that role. and he deserves that opportunity. he's earned it at the ballot box. >> senator, let's talk about the way that he's going to put his administration together. he's still mulling his choice for secretary of state. given how critical you were about his abilities on the world stage who would you like to see in that role? >> i'm not going to do that because that's his prerogative to choose the person he can work with and he was elected president not me. he has an opportunity to pick someone he believes will carry out his vision of foreign policy. when that nomination is made we'll play our role in the senate of examining that individual, understanding their
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background and qualifications and making a determination upon whether or not we'll support that nomination. it's not my role nor it would be appropriate for me to sit here and go out tleen out names. that's a role he's earned and he deserves the opportunity to pick someone he can work with not just someone who is qualified but someone he can work with. >> let me throw out a name. somebody who has been publicly lobbying for the job, rudy giuliani. you're a member of the foreign relations committee. it's your job to vote. would you vote to confirm rudy giuliani as secretary of state? >> i like rudy giuliani a lot. i know him well. i consider him to be a friend and supporter of mine. rudy will have to go through that process. i'll have specific questions. he'll be treated fairly. it's important for me to know where he stands on key issues if he's the person nominated. i like him personally. he's intelligent, capable, knowledgeable. he'll have to go through that process and we'll make a determination once we have a chance to sit with him, ask him
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specific questions and understand better about his view moving forward. >> senator marco rubio, thank you for your time this morning. happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving. thank you. coming up, friends, enemies or freemies. mitt romney could be his next secretary of state but will conservatives consider him? i'll ask one of our top advisers next.
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welcome back. donald trump will host eight meetings tomorrow with businessmen, politicians and information republican officials as we works to fill top spots in his administration. this week he announced two cabinet level posts. south carolina governor nikki haley to serve as u.n. ambassador and school choice activist, betsy devos for education secretary. but inside the higher echelons
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of the trump transition the fight has gone public to influence the president-elect's pick for secretary of state. after a reported positive meeting with mitt romney, conservatives balked going public with their protests. >> i can think of 20 other people who would be more naturally compatible with the trump vision of foreign policy. >> he attacked him on a personal level about his character, integrity, his honor. >> so will any of this sway donald trump? joining me now is trump senior adviser kellyanne conway. thanks for joining me. i want to start with what you just heard from newt gingrich and mike huckabee both going public against mitt romney for secretary of state. you seem to join in as well. you tweeted receiving deluge of social media and private conns re romney some trump loyalists warn.
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>> that's the first job of any secretary of state is to support and work directly for and advise the president for whom you work. i felt compelled to mention it because it's just breathtaking in scope and intensity the type of messages i receive from all over the country and i'm just me. i'm not donald trump. and so just as his former campaign manager, the number of people who feel betrayed to think that a governor romney would get the most prominent cabinet post after he went so far out of his way to hurt donald trump there was the nerve trump movement and then mitt romney. he gave speeches against donald trump, he attacked his character. i never heard governor romney come out and say, hey, you know, i had a problem with x, y and z but that 25 million job creation plan over the next ten years is really something to look at. the fact he'll reduce the capital gains tax, you have
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10-point plan to reform the veterans administration none of that was ever said. romney consultants transparent worse to all of us including mr. trump, their twitter feeds were complete 100% anti-trump. if president-elect trump chooses mitt romney as his secretary of state, or whom ever he chooses that will have the full support and back being of all of us. i respect the brilliance and judgment and sheer instincts of president-elect trump to form his cabinet as he wishes but i felt compelled to come forward on behalf of the people who were weighing in. >> absolutely. we know that you have been supportive of president-elect trump and his decisions. but it really southern like you personally not just that you have been receiving criticism and concerns about mitt romney, but you personally have concerns about a potential secretary of state mitt romney for donald trump. >> well, it's -- i'm not sure my personal concerns matter. >> am i wrong to say --
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>> that decision rests with one man. you're not wrong to say that. governor romney went out of his way. it's donald trump to show he has political instincts. governor romney ran for the same office four years ago and lost spectacularly. donald trump won 306 electoral votes. mitt romney lost michigan by ten points. donald trump won wisconsin for the first time since 1984, won pennsylvania, won florida, won ohio. all these states that were elusive to the last couple of nominees. the other thing is, dana, i know there are other candidates being considered afrench quarter the ones being covered more commonly in the immediate area but apart from that governor romney in the last four years, has he been around the globe doing something on behalf of the united states of which we're unaware? did he go and intervene in syria where they are having a massive
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humanitarian crisis. has he been helpful to mr. netanyahu? in other words, i'm all for party unity but i'm not sure we have to pay for that with the secretary of state position. again, let me repeat. what donald trump decides kellyanne conway and everybody else will respect. it's just the backlash from the grassroots. i'm hearing from people saying my parents died penniless but i gave $216 to donald trump's campaign and i would feel betrayed. you'll hear people saying i thought we got rid of this type. i'm just saying that we don't even know if mitt romney voted for donald trump. so i think there are concerns that those of us who are loyal have and you want somebody -- you want a secretary of state who is loyal to the president and the president's vision of the world. >> pretty clear how you feel. i want to move on to cuba given the fact that fidel castro died this weekend. president-elect trump said in september that he will reverse
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president obama's concessions to the cuban regime but in march he told wolf blitzer that he would consider building a hotel in havana. what's his policy. would he allow american businesses to operate in cuba or would he stop that and close the u.s. embassy and ties, u.s. ties to cuba? >> he will consider all that and as the president in short time he'll make those decisions. for the moment what you heard from president-elect trump we should not be romanticize judging fidel castro who was a ruthless dictator who impry second and tortured many cubans. i met them. i'm sure you met them, the families. and what president-elect trump is also saying is that he just obtuse the way that we re-engage diplomat relations with cuba because we got nothing in return. it's not that we're doing business the cuban people, those who are doing business with cuba
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are doing business with the cuban government. what president-elect trump has as his priorities are making sure those political prisoners free and make sure cubans start to enjoy after 60 years of open press start enjoying political and religious foreign minister. >> "the washington post" said president-elect trump has only received two classified intelligence briefings since his election and turned down many daily opportunities for briefings. is this true? has he turn down the opportunity to get classified intelligence briefings? >> so he is receiving classified intelligence briefings and the president-elect is receiving information through his personal and on the phone meetings with over what's now 41 world leaders. in addition to meeting with 60 men and women who could serve in his government but certainly without the promise of any formal position -- >> but has he turned down classified briefings? >> i can't discuss that
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publicly. what i can tell you is that he is the most engaged individual i've ever met and brilliant to boot and he is certainly availing himself of the information as provided to him from a number of source including those intelligence briefings. >> we understand and we know just in recent history president obama, president george w. bush they all as soon as they could received daily intelligence briefings to immerse themselves on national security matters that they weren't aware of because they hadn't been commander-in-chief yet especially given the fact that president-elect trump has no experience in government or the military, shouldn't he also be getting them every day as it is allowed to be? >> dana, i assure you president-elect trump and vice president-elect pence are receiving a steady stream of information including intelligence that will further prepare the home be the number one and number two leaders of
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this country. >> okay. let's move on to something that you are well aware of as donald trump's campaign manager. at pretty much every rally president-elect trump was hearing from the crowds, lock her up. and he said on tuesday to the "new york times" that he is not looking to prosecute hillary clinton when he comes into office. he said he won't rule it out but he really isn't looking to hurt the clintons. given the fact that the base was so energized by the prospect of going after hillary clinton legally, is this something that you agree with? should he be moving on from this? >> well the full comment he made is he's not focused on it and he said at the "new york times" and elsewhere i'm focused on health care and immigration and he went on the list all the issues he's been talking about, trade, et cetera. so he said he wouldn't rule it out. he said it's not his focus right
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now. at the same time he's not undercutting at all authority and autonomy of the department of justice, of the fbi, of the house committees. who knows where the evidence may lead if, in fact, if the investigation were re-opened somewhere. but this is the president-elect's position right now and i would say he's been incredibly gracious to secretary clinton at a time when for whatever reason her folks are saying they will join in a recount to try to somehow undo the 70 plus electoral votes that he beat her by. i was asked on cnn and elsewhere, goodness a thousand times, will donald trump accept the election results? now you got the democrats and jill stein saying they do not accept the election results. she congratulated him and conceded to him on election night. i was right there. and the idea that we're going to
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drag this out now where the president-elect has been incredible ly magnimous is incredible. >> thank you for your time. coming up, who will head the democratic party after president obama leaves office? the battle among democrats to lead the trump opposition next.
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a tradition in american politics that after you win an election you sort of put things behind you and if that's the decision he reached, that's perfectly consistent with sort of a historical pattern of things coming up, we say some things, bat things happen and you put it behind you in order to you night the decision. if you made that decision i would be supportive of it.
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i would be supportive of continuing the investigation. >> so, don't lock her up? that was rudy giuliani expressing support after donald trump said he's not looking to prosecute hillary clinton when he gets to the white house. how will trump's base react to a change to one of his most famous campaign promises? we me now are cnn political commentator, democratic representative, cnn political commentators. good morning and happy thanksgiving to all of you. andre, what do you think? how is the base going to react to this? >> i think as adults and moving the country forward it's the best thing. kind of like this recount. not where i want to go as a country. we're in a place where there's a lot of divisiveness and we need to heal as a country and moving forward the best thing for all of us is kind of like when ford par don't nixon, it is better for the country to move forward. she did break what we think could have been several laws but it doesn't help anything moving forward.
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>> alice, what's your take? we were all adults presumably during the campaign as well. >> clearly at those rallies you heard his supporters say lock her up, lock her up. now as he's president-elect and short time for him to get into office there's much bigger priorities for him to focus on such as filling a huge cabinet, filling these positions, laying out his priorities for first 100 days and that's where he'll focus. i think the fact he came out of the gate and said he wants to move forward, look ahead and allow hillary clinton -- >> this is what everybody hates about politics they say what they want to say during the campaign. >> it was nonsense then, it's nonsense now. as president of the united states you do not have the authority to single-handedly launch investigations and lock up your political rivals. i think it was absurd when he said it then. it's absurd for anyone to believe key do that now in the united states. we don't live in a dictatorship. you had two people leading these chants. governor chris christie was
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leading the lock her up chant at the republican national convention and michael flynn did it. we know michael flynn was running illegal internet connections when he was a high ranking intelligence officer. i say lock them up. >> let's ask you, congresswoman because you have to deal with him in the congress. does this actually give you some hope that maybe there is room to work together and move on >> look i'm always somebody that want to work with everybody because american people need us to work together and that's the first thing we have to do. i thought it was campaign rhetoric at the time. we had the fbi director not once but twice say there's nothing there, a prosecutor wouldn't have a case. it angered me during the campaign but we do need to move on. we'll have to see what kind of president he'll be. >> so apparently twitter works at mar-a-lago because the president-elect is there this holiday weekend tweeting up a storm this morning as we speak and we show one of his tweets. this is about the recount in
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wisconsin. hillary clinton conceded the election when she called me swruft prior to the victory speech and after the results were in. nothing will change. congresswoman, done he have a point? isn't this exactly what democrats were warning donald trump not to do? >> first of all, george bush conceded back in 2000 and we saw the direction the election changed. we have a free country. people can do what they will do. i don't think in the end anything will change from where he are. michigan has paper ballots. but it is the recount process, part of who we are as a democracy. if it gives people more confidence that what happened happened, then we need to let it move forward. it was not the clinton campaign that moved this forward it was the green party. >> the clinton campaign is now on board. >> how could they not be on board once the recount happens to make sure that it is going to happen. i think we're going to follow an orderly process. i don't think it will change
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anything. >> call me a cynic but could this twitter storm this morning and the president-elect really latching on to this be a way to keep the republican base energyize at a time where, you know, he's saying i'm not going to lock up hillary clinton and oh, by the way i might put mitt romney in as my secretary of state? >> he's passionate on the fact he was chastised for saying i may question it if i think there are irregularities in the process. the people who chastised him and say we'll accept the tlebs and now not accepting it. it's hypocrisy at the highest level. >> clearly if the chinn campaign listened to congressman dingell from the beginning she would have spent more time in michigan. s she saw there was problems there. the voes ates are in.
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donald trump won 306 electoral votes. doesn't matter what happened in these states. he's the clear winner in this case. if there were any problems in these three states i guarantee you secretary of states would be the first one -- >> i want to turn to the future of your party the democratic party. and something that's happening this week, nancy pelosi is going to face a rather tough battle to continue to be the head of the house democrats. do you think she's the right person at this time? >> i think right now she is. i think nancy pelosi and we were having this conversation in the back as the most prolific democratic fundraiser we have. >> it is about fundraisering? >> we have to begin to get in touch with voters we lost. democrats right now instead fof cussing on a recount in three the states we need to focus on foster campbell. what we're doing is we're over
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correcting. we need go out and win white working class voters. we need to become more progressive. we need to give reasons for people of color to come out and vote for us. we have to become a party that doesn't become static. >> i do want to say you were kind of a canary in the coal mine. you were saying before the democratic primary, warning hillary clinton people she could lose and lose she could lose in the general election. given that you seem to get the working class voters, do you think that nancy pelosi is a person who gets them too? >> i'm strongly supporting her. we're a party of many people. i care deeply about the midwest right now because i have seen us lose those voters. i have a very complicated district, population of muslims. we can do all three. we have to do all three. you can just represent one. nancy pelosi as president obama
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said this week has done a good job of bringing a group of people together. >> thank you very much. appreciate your time. great discussion. after the break secret service takes fifth avenue leaf some shouti ining bah hum bug. the new realities of white house north.
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it is being called white house north. officials tell cnn the secret service is considered renting a floor of the tour as trump prepares to take office which means new yorkers are preparing for a new reality.
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>> shoppers are kick in high-gear. president-elect trump and his family. it is presenting unprecedented challenges and costs. according to new york officials, the city is spending more than $1 million a day to secure trump's residence on the famous avenue. nearly 100 nypd officers are assigned to secure the outside of trump's tower and patrol the area. the busy intersection is restricted with barricades and concrete barriers. in the modern world, we never had a situation where a president of the united states would be be here on a regular basis. >> we have been planning this and how we keep new yorkers safe
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and minimize disruptions and public transportations and those need to make deliveries in the area. >> for businesses near by and inside trump tower, the ripple effect. tiffany cancelled their holiday windows unveiling. foot traffic have dropped. local businesses have reported losses business. >> gridlocks all around this center of new york thanks to heighten security. with trump planning to keep their new york residence part time while in the white house, many in the big apple are taking it in strive. >> as long as we know for sure what's going to happen, we have to adjust. >> thanks for watching. gps is next.
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