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the pick for secretary of state. we have all this covered for you. sara murray is live in washington. good morning, sara. >> donald trump using his platform to question the integrity of the american election system, an election he won without offering any evidence. donald trump is falsely claiming he only lost the popular vote because millions voted illegally for hillary clinton. despite winning the election, trump is reviving unfounded allegations of voter fraud, a sign he is unwilling to drop his pension for conspiracy theories now that he is the president-elect. trump tweeting serious voter fraud in virginia, new hampshire and california. so why isn't the media reporting on this? trump's tweet storm coming as hillary clinton joined recount efforts in wisconsin. they plan to make similar pushes in pennsylvania and michigan
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after experts raised concerns over possible voting discrepancies. >> this is a total and complete distraction and a fraud and s e something they should drop. we will win again for the second time and they will lose again for the second time. >> reporter: republicans quickly slamming clinton, despite her campaign statement that they're not challenging the ruts. trump even quoting from her concession speech where she urged americans to move forward. adding, "so much time and money will be spent. same result, sad. the general counsel responding to trump's tweets with a dose of irony. saying, we are getting attacked for participating in a recount that we didn't ask for by a man who won the election, but thinks there was massive fraud. >> i was asked a thousand times will donald trump accept the election results? and now you have the democrats and jill stein saying they do not accept the election results. the idea that we're going to drag this out now where the
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president-elect has been magnanimous to the clintons and obamas is pretty incredible. >> reporter: the clinton campaign in the white house says they see no evidence that voting systems were hacked, but stein asserts the recount is necessary. >> our voting system should have that kind of assurance built into it so there is automatic auditing taking place to make sure we're not being hacked. >> reporter: we are expecting to hear more this morning about the status of the recount. as for donald trump's claims i reached out to many people on his campaign if they have any basis to support his response that millions of people voted illegally. no response. >> let us know when you get a response to that. let's discuss all of this from "new york times" alex burns and correspondent for the "washington examiner" david. good to see you guys. >> good morning. >> as far as researchers can
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determine, this bogus information about the fact that there were 3 million illegal votes casts came from a guy who created a voter fraud reporting app. in other words, anybody can send in, can put on the app anything they want and this is him possibly pedaling his app to get more business. so, what does it tell us about the president-elect? that he falls for a fake news storey and then tweets it out. >> yeah. i don't know where to even start with that one. this is a pattern we saw over and over in the campaign, right, where trump would go out there and make these statements that were source to questionable websites or conspear conspiracy online. >> alex jones, an outlet that donald trump used, not only a man who believes that no one was
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killed at sandy hook, but believes that government was behind 9/11. that's who we're dealing with. >> that's exactly what we are dealing with. what we've seen over the last 24 hour physical you thought he was going to change once he was elected president, you're going to be disappointed. it was the guy we were seeing during the campaign and the guy that we see as he gets ready to start governing. members of trump's own party who felt like now is the time to show the country that you can be responsible and mature or grow or pivot or resurrect that term from the campaign and it's just not happening. >> so this ploy of the recount by jill stein bothers him enough that he's going to distract and undermine his own presidency with this kind of junk. >> jill stein's recount effort is as silly as donald trump tweeting about it and attacking the popular vote. look, first of all, he won. he can look in the mirror and say, i'm the president-elect. i won. it really doesn't matter what
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these people say. it bothers him. but also silly of jill stein to pursue this recount effort. no indication of massive voter fraud. we know the reasons why donald trump won in the rust belt and michigan, pennsylvania, wisconsin. hillary clinton just didn't get it done there. any democrat hanging their hat on the idea that voter fraud didn't exist all of a sudden there's something funny. it's silly. they should move on and focus on what they need to do for their own partfry the next two to four years. >> that's a little bit of a different issue. basically what jill stein and her folks are saying, there seems to be a discrepancy between the paper ballots and the electronic voting machines. maybe if there was a 30,000 voter discrepancy, it would have shifted wisconsin for hillary clinton. they are starting the recount, that will be resolved. but what do you think, david, about the larger issue. that donald trump won fair and square and, yet, he's pedaling
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these fake news stories. does it mean he is so gullible that he believes them or he's trying to distract us from something else. >> who knows what she trying to do. alex is right, this is a guy who campaigned. most of the time i'm right, occasionally i'm wrong. what you see on the campaign trail is what you get in office. people do not change. you really don't change if you're my age, if you're age you really don't change. we're human beings and it's human nature. politics gets down to the essence of who we are as people. do you think his base cares? no. at the end of the day he will be judged on his performance in office. where will his tweets hurt him if he's doing this in office and people feel like they don't have a job and washington is all knotted up in gridlock, dude, what are you doing? >> alex, kellyanne conway put in an odd situation. one, she's saying, boy, i got asked so many times if he'd
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accept the election because he said he wouldn't. he'd let people know. the reason is in case there was a need for recounts and things. so, really, what's happening right now is exactly what trump had suggested he would do if he lost. that's weird for kellyanne. then, secondly, does she not want romney to be secretary of state and this is her way of doing this? or if we believe that she doesn't say things that her team doesn't want her to say, they kind of wanted us to think they might have romney and now we're trying to kill romney in front of everybody else. what is your take on why she's killing their own choice? >> look, one of the lessons you learned covering the trump campaign. we all learned covering the trump campaign. things usually are what they appear to be. that people like to rationalize all this apparent chaos is actually a sly plan designed from within. or trump is out there tweeting about a voter fraud to distract
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deliberately from his other story. very rarely is there a larger architecture to the kind of decisions that are getting made. if it seems that trump's team is at war with itself and taking strongly held preferences public and acceptance of the boss, but not necessarily on his instructions. that's probably what we're dealing with. kellyanne is somebody who are for a long time represented the conservative, more conservative, more activist wing of the republican party and i think you could very easily imagine a scenario where jeb bush were elected president and he is thinking about when mitt romney secretary of state and kellyanne was out on television saying this is a terrible idea and an insult to the party's base. >> however, if you want to believe that they want to rub mitt romney's nose in it. if you listen to kellyanne's comments about the speech he gave in utah and how he was wrong about donald trump's intellect and integrity and on
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and on this was a great way to go on television and basically stick their finger in mitt romney's eye and say you lost, haha. we'll keep reminding you of this until we get to our decision and it will be somebody else. thanks for playing. >> is there any accuracy to the theory that what they really want is mitt romney to withdraw his name. so, rather than donald trump having to say i don't pick him because they had this nice mono y mono they want mitt romney to exit stage right. >> some think this would be the most desirable outcome at this point. you help put some pressure on romney and you did hear a decent number of main stream republicans saying this guy would be crazy to go into an administration under these conditions and he should walk away right away. >> wait a minute -- >> go ahead, play it out, i like this parlor game. >> it brings us to an analysis of a conclusion that doesn't
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make sense based on the premise of how it began. romney decided to run for secretary of state and the administration has to find a way to get him out of the race. they raised his name. they brought hemim up. any reason to believe that the trump people brought up romney under pressure or some false pretense? >> no. >> no, i mean, look, i think when you have a process that is largely driven by trump himself. he met with romney. liked him a lot and liked him more than he expected to and suddenly the secretary of state thing started snowballing and they started getting a lot of applause from republicans in washington and even some democrats saying, yeah, that's a really good idea. this thing took on a life of its own faster than people around trump expected it to. >> what you've seen with this hiring process is that actually trump has talked to a wide range of republicans and even a couple of democrats. i think that some people made the assumption he will only talk to people in his small inner
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circle of the nationalist part of the republican party and he it's good pr for him and his administration that make republicans who were skeptical of him feel good and come onboard. it is not surprising these are the people he interviewed. reince priebus has a prominent position. so, i think that trump is trying about who he talks to. at the end of the day it's about the decisions he makes. it's not entirely shocking that somebody from that wing of the party would be selected. >> stick around. we have many more questions. another big headline this morning takes us to cuba. tens of thousands are expected to turn out in havana over the next two days to bid farewell to fidel castro. the ashes will crisscross the island this week. this coincides with the first u.s. flights to havana which begin today. we have nic robertson live in
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havana with more. a national period of mourning. what is the tone towards the new reality down there, nik? >> the tone here has been, outright joyous emotion nor outright sorrow on the streets here. with the arrival of the first commercial flight from the united states in over 50 years. this morning in an hour and a half's time it shows what could be the future improving relations with the united states for this country. at the same time, there's sort of, if you will, burying the past. will it really be the past? that is the question on people's mind here. a 21-gun salute will fire off in three hours time and the revolution square in havana. there will be a public gathering. the first one the government has organized here for people to gather to commemorate the passing of fidel castro. tuesday evening there will be a service at the end of that and then wednesday the beginning of
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that 700-mile journey for castro's ashes to the other end of the country to santiago. a single canon will fire from tuesday through saturday 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. so, there will be a reminder for everyone. every hour of every day this week of fidel's passing. >> thanks for that. how will u.s. relations with cuba change now. what are donald trump's plan on that note. we'll discuss it all, next. ondas are at verizon. because a deal is only as good as the network it's on. verizon gives you the best network and a lot more. great deals on our hottest smartphones. like the droid turbo 2 by motorola for $10 per month. or the iphone se for $5 per month. our lowest price ever. the best cyber monday deals are at verizon. shop online all day. hurry, and get it all at vzw.com.
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what happens now? what happens between the u.s. and cuba. it seems uncertain, at best. donald trump takes office in 53 days. will the incoming president move towards more of an isolationist principle as many in his party would like. joining us we have diplomatic editor nic robertson in havana and we have sara murray in washington and cnn correspondent boris sanchez in miami. now, boris, your family lived out a very common and tragic scenario for new americans coming as political exiles, in
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your case, your grandfather was a prisoner there. he wanted free elections and he was lucky to escape with his life. tell us what this means to you and people like your family down there now in florida. but cuba in their heart. >> absolutely, chris. as you said, my grandfather fought to bring democratic elections to cuba many years ago in the cuban revolution. once that ended and fidel took power and my grandfather being a staunch anticommunist began organizing against him, castro didn't like that. my grandfather was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for essentially speaking his mind. he considered himself lucky because he wasn't put like many of his friends were in front of firing squads. more than 1,000 cubans were put in front of firing squads and executed without even going to trial. as you see people celebrating here on the street, many people that i spoke to said they weren't celebrating the death of a person, they were celebrating the death of a monster. this is something that my family, personally, had been
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waiting for for generations. they were elated that castro passed away. on another personal note my grandmother kept a cuban flag under her bed and she said the day fidel castro passed away she would bring it into the street and wave it. my grandmother is not with us any more and my mom and dad came out and waved that flag. it was a very emotional moment for her. one she hopes brings closure to a wound that is extremely deep and one that, also, she hopes signifies a new chapter for the people of cuba and the relationship with human rights and political prisoners and the ability to express yourself freely, chris. >> boris, thank you for sharing that personal story. that just really brings it home to so many americans. to understand the conflicted relationship and all the, obviously, scars, that so many families in miami and else where carry in miami. sara, what has the
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president-elect said about the new relationship and embargo and relations. >> interesting to see what he does. what he said on the campaign trail is that he would move to reverse some of the actions that president obama had taken and open up travel between u.s. and cuba. we saw a number of donald trump advisors out over the weekend responding to fidel castro's death and they will look for cuba and the cuban government to make more changes. they want to see more freedom and the release of political prisoners and they want to see a healthier embrace of open markets. but it's not clear whether condaco donald trump is going to reverse some of the changes that president obama has already implemented. his advisers were shakier if he was going to go through with that as they were speaking over the weekend. >> still a castro in power down there. the person who is expected to come after him is also a castro acolyte. it's not like this is technically a new day.
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one of the questions is, will frump as president deal with this as a republican politician or as a businessman? there were stories about him sending consultants down there to look for opportunities. an ambivalence on what to expect from the united states going forward? >> well, if there is a part of the population that listened to what fidel castro had to say before he died and that was particularly between cuba and the united states. was it that the united states wasn't to be trusted so there perhaps will be some of the population that perhaps all the people here that would maybe share those sentiments and the younger population here really does hope that things can change and the fact that, you know, you have things like the act of 1996 that says for there to be full restoration of relationship between the united states and cuba. there should be free and fair elections in cuba.
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raul stepping down. raul castro stepping down in 2018 has said and there is a person seen as successor. but there is another system. could that be some kind of election. no hint of that so far. if you have perhaps look at some of the picks that he has made to his team there are people who voiced the same thoughts he had. really there was nothing in return for the improved ties and with cuba. and, therefore, you know, as treasury controls the trade and travel then perhaps the early indications are that maybe trump's campaign rhetoric in this case may hold. but the concern is for that younger generation here. they really see on this american airlines flight arriving this morning and almost an hour's time is a real symbol of what could come in the future and
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there is going to be a lot of young people here who are maybe not out in the street saying it publicly. do feel it strongly and there is an opportunity and they don't want to see that loss particularly to the politics of the united states. >> boris, what do cuban americans, your family and neighbors and friends want to see happen next? >> well, there's certainly a generational divide. a lot of the older cubans that are more directly tied to some of those sad stories and some of the repression that they directly felt from castro were not happy about the concessions that the united states got from cuba in this reproachment. they weren't happy to see that more prisoners weren't freed. many of my friends and family wanted the embargo to end. it didn't end fidel castro's regime. though they were initially optimistic they felt like in a
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sense the united states got played. we have started to allow for investment in cuba. we started to ease relations. obviously, people are now traveling there. they feel they haven't gotten enough in return in the sense of human rights and, again, the ability to express one self freely. >> it is still very much a close society as boris and his family and so many in southern florida know. even if raul castro doesn't wear a uniform, they still believe he's a dictator. thank you very much to all of you for your commentaries this morning. we'll check back with you later in the show. what's your take on what's going on with cuba? you can tweet us at newday or post your comment on facebook.com/newday. a young muslim woman in the u.s. saying she lives in fear because of this election. the drastic decisions she and other women of her religion they're making to protect themselves. ahead.
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time now for the five things to know for your new day. president-elect donald trump falsely claiming that millions
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of people voted illegally costing him the popular vote. trump senior aide kellyanne conway intensifying attacks against mitt romney. remember, her boss put romney in play for secretary of state. conway now saying romney went out of his way to hurt trump adding supporters feel betrayed. tens of thousands expect to pay their respects to former dictator fidel castro. castro died friday setting o. he was 90 years old. the army corps of engineers no longer removing. panda news the panda cub is recovering from life-saving surgery. officials at the national zoo in washington say he had half eaten
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bamboo blocking his intestine. his recovery is said to be going well. >> you have to chew your food, my friend. go to cnn.com for the latest. a winter storm bringing fresh snow to the rockies and rain for the beginning of the workweek. chad myers has our forecast. what does it look like, chad? >> for skiers in colorado it's called powder and for people in the southeast, it's called drought relief. relief coming in places that we need it. severe weather today and maybe even some tornadoes. a lot of cabs on the road this morning. people still getting to the airport. those that didn't get out yesterday or the flights were too expensive yesterday. airport travel today will be very slow. 6:00 tonight heading to one of the busiest airports. very windy in chicago and st. louis, as well. there's your chance for severe weather across louisiana. there will be tornadoes on the ground. we think of tornado as a spring
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type thing and there is a spring and a fall season for tornado and we are in the fall season right now. rain in new york city for tomorrow and that is what the rain looks like now for the next few days. areas over georgia and mississippi that haven't seen rain in two months and finally we see some because the drought is exceptional in these areas. chris, back to you. >> thank you very much, my friend. so, a young muslim woman in the u.s. says she fears for her life because of what just happened in the election. she wants to tell you her story and the powerful message she has for president-elect donald trump, next. imagine if the things you bought every day earned you miles to get to the places you really want to go. with the united mileageplus explorer card, you'll get a free checked bag, 2 united club passes...
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as president-elect trump builds his cabinet muslim women in america dread what the future may hold. some say they are fearful for their safety and taking matters into their own hands. >> alisyn, given all these
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threats there is a reason they feel so intimidated. over the weekend here in southern california there was a handwritten letter sent to four different mosques. we have a copy of it here. whoever wrote this letter cites donald trump, cites the election and says that trump will do to muslims what hitler did to the jews. this letter was also sent to a mosque in northern california, as well as one in atlanta. muslim women say given the tone of the country, given these threats and given that they are the ones so visible in their religion, they would like to be invisible. in a crowd you don't notice mara. >> i want from expecting to be the center of attention to nobody looking at me whatsoever. >> did you feel relief? >> yes, a huge sense of relief. i didn't feel like a target any more. >> a visible target. a muslim woman in a head scarf. since she was a senior in high school she wore the traditional
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scarf when she was in public, part of her faith, culture and identity. this presidential election, that changed. >> i was walking on the street and a driver drove by me and slowed down and rolled down his window and he just spit at me. >> he spit at you. >> yeah. it was getting closer and closer to november 8th and that's when i decided i just was going to take it off for a while. >> since the election the southern poverty law center tracked more than 700 hate incidents. but muslim women say their sense of safety began to change after san bernardino killer went public. >> after that people started to see us differently. >> muslim women began taking self-defense classes driven by fear. now post-election, sharing tips on social media and making a searing choice. their faith or personal safety. >> the head scarf has just
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become something that went from being a very spiritual element of a woman's life to being something where she had to be scared to wear it. i, myself, just didn't feel like i wanted to continue with that fear. >> the only places where she feels free to express that part of islam is in the privacy of her apartment and her mosque. so the incoming trump administration this young muslim woman has this message -- >> when you hold that kind of position and you think it is okay to make these racist, islam phobic, sexist statements, there are people, unfortunately, as crazy as they are who look up to you and they will follow you and they will act out in response to what you're saying. >> do you think you will wear it again some day? >> i hope i can wear it one day again. i hope i can feel safe enough to
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do so. >> to practice one of the founding principles of america, freedom of religion. >> kyung, interesting to hear from her. there are other women who see the head scarf differently. what is their idea? >> we saw and what i thought was really interesting in the same way you're hearing muslim women talking about the head scarf terrifies them in this climate, you're also seeing a different reaction. women saying you have to wear it, not just for religious reasons but an act of defiance. what we're seeing across social media are pictures of muslim women posting pictures of themselves, showing themselves wearing it saying, really, this is the thumb in the eye like the ones who sent letters across this country. >> thank you very much for all that reporting. >> you bet. did you watch the game last night? of course you didn't.
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this was a big one. the broncos and the chiefs. a huge gamble that decided it in overtime. what happened? the bleacher report has it next. ♪ ♪ hey dad! ♪ wishes do come true. the lincoln wish list sales event is on. get exceptional offers on the lincoln family of luxury vehicles. sign and drive off in a new 2017 lincoln mkc with zero down and a complimentary first month's payment. for millions of baby boomers there's a virus out there.
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end of "new day" and want to give alisyn a high five for a job well done. rookie tyreek hill will go 86 yards for a touchdown. but before he gets into the end zone his teammate who is running alongside him right here going to give him a little high five. don't see that every day. now, kansas city down eight in the closing seconds of this one. alex smith finds hill for the touchdown. get the two-point conversion and we go to overtime. the broncos missed a 672yarder that would have won it. chiefs win a thriller in overtime over the broncos. finally, this made me laugh out loud. the bengals were up seven. instead of punting the ball john harbaugh told his players to grab and tackle all the bengals players and once the clock ran out the punter you see him in the back of the end zone. he's going to walk out of it for a safety. there were multiple flags thrown
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on the play, but since they were all offensive penalties, the game was over. ravens win 19-14. clearly frustrating for all the bengals, alisyn, but genius move on the part of the ravens. >> thanks, andy. trump loyalists are mobilizing to try to sink mitt romney's chances of becoming the next secretary of state. if romney does not get the nod, who will? that discussion, next. fight heartburn fast. with tums chewy delights. the mouthwatering soft chew that goes to work in seconds to conquer heartburn fast. tum tum tum tum. chewy delights. only from tums.
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new orleans police searching for a pair of gunman in a shootout on bourbon street. two men bumped into each other in the french quarters and they started arguing and exchanged gunfire. a young artist was struck and killed by a stray bullet. nine others were wounded. authorities in the
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philippines think a terror group linked to isis may have planted a homemade bomb near the u.s. embassy. a street sweeper in manila found an i.e.d. in a trash can. they detonated the device and no arrests have been made. the ied is similar to one that killed 14 people in september. an investigation is now under way into a hack attack on the san francisco transit system. ticket machines were taken off line friday and saturday. the message, you hacked all data encrypted appeared on agency's computer screens. officials say hackers also hit the transit system's e-mail systems. let's talk politics because several members of president-elect donald trump's inner circle are publicly and loudly expressing their opposition to mitt romney as a choice for secretary of state. kellyanne conway, mr. trump's senior adviser said this. >> it's just breathtaking in
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scope and in intensity the type of messages i've received from all over the country. i'm just me. i'm not donald trump. so, just as his former campaign manager, the number of people who feel betrayed to think that 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 never trump movement and then mitt romney. >> all right. so, what is going on here? let's bring back our panel. alex, why would we think that kellyanne is going rogue. why don't we think she's channeling donald trump, her boss, who for some reason has soured on mitt romney. if he ever was a candidate, it sounds like he no longer is. >> if donald trump wanted to make a definitive statement that mitt romney is no longer in the running, he could certainly do that. he could say it and tweet it and leak it out through advisors. we decided this was not a good idea. we don't have the chemistry. he has not done that. >> what is going on with
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kellyanne conway. >> there is an important and powerful faction within donald trump's inner circle and a lot of people closest to him throughout some of the toughest times in that campaign who don't like the idea of mitt romney just on principle and greatly prefer rudy giuliani when it comes to loyalty and support for donald trump, there is nobody who is closer and a fiercer supporter than giuliani. >> well, is that true? you know, rudy was not for trump early on in the primary, even though he's always maintained a friendship, he says. he was kind of bouncing around from person to person early on. there may be some who were on the list even longer, let's say like jeff sessions. >> certainly within the category of people who could be considered for secretary of state. >> feels like another situation. kellyanne conway is the spin master. you say one plus one and she'll
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fight you all day saying -- >> it's fun. >> you have to look at the ones a little differently. for her to come out and say bad things about romney, that means they're bad on romney. but the only reason this seems inefficient is they brought romney up in the first place. >> we should remember that this is pretty typical behavior for a transition team for high-level appointments when we're talking state, treasury and defense. >> give me another example of an administration own nominee? >> it's not an administration yet. you have a lot of rival factions and we see this in many white houses and there have been other instances. i'm thinking of george w. bush in 2000 floating a name for treasury or defense and that person was insufficientantsly pro-life or something. there are always ideological concerns either by the president-elect or the people that surround him and there is a fight over who is going to get these high-level appointments. you know, with the trump team,
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it's just they're a little bit more freelance than we're used to seeing. i think alex is right. when trump is ready to put the kubosh on all of this, he'll do it. the interesting thing about giuliani, they're looking for a place for him. he was one of the most outspoken advocates for trump. he is not a fit for state. he doesn't have a particular skill level or background. >> he has developed a pretty formidable international consulting firm. >> nobody looks at him as a sort of -- >> diplomat. >> diplomat. he's much more like trump. so, i think that part of the giuliani speculation is what do we do with him? he's got to go somewhere and nobody can figure out where. and that only adds to the drama. >> kellyanne conway was practically complimentary of mitt romney when you compare her to what newt gingrich said about mitt romney. let's play a moment of that. >> i think there's nothing that
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mitt romney can say that doesn't sound phony and, frankly, pathetic. he called trump vishes acious al things and the idea that now trump has won that mitt would suddenly decide to issue and say, oh, gee, all the vicious things i said about you when you were running i didn't mean them. he sure did try to defeat donald trump. >> what does newt want? >> revenge. >> sounds like it. >> he's still mad about romney kicking him out of the presidential race in public fashion in 2012. staffing an administration at these high-level positions it's not often about rewarding. where the winning candidate looks to bridge the divide in the party or just simply thinks you're the most qualified. as long as you do what i say, you'll be a great fit. hillary clinton and obama, not
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fast friends. obama felt she would be a good fit and helped the rift in the party. >> nothing compared to what republicans are looking at now. if you want to apply the conway/gingrich test to every republican in washington, you don't have a senate majority of people who said nice things about donald trump. you have five or six or more republican senators. the balance of power in the u.s. senate that donald trump must control in order to pass anything who were pretty much out there on the same level as mitt romney. if you're sending the signal with the appointments you make and the message you deliver during the transition that you need not apply to do business with this administration, that's real trouble for the next two to four years. >> i think the generous assessment is that they haven't hit their stride yet. i mean, that's the nicest thing you can say. this speaks to incompetence. they can't keep the president-elect from making a fool of himself on twitter. he looks foolish saying something like that. maybe we're giving him too much
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credit to say there is some grand architecture to these efforts with romney because they haven't looked far enough ahead to say, we're loading this deck with billionaires. probably not the best thing to do as a hallmark of a populous movement. >> let's just look at them. some of the possible cabinet picks are and how much they're worth. >> look at the poor man. $26 million. poor dr. ben carson. still can't get ahead. >> that's a lot for a doctor, by the way. look at all this. betsy devos, $5.1 billion. these are, obviously, accomplished, very accomplished people and extremely wealthy people. but that's fine. right? is the cabinet supposed to be -- >> the cabinet is increasingly like this. congress is increasingly like this because guess who can afford to go into government? people that have already made their mark and don't have to worry about feeding their kids. >> this is part of the swamp -- >> he didn't say the wealth is a
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swamp. he means corruption. what makes you think just that you're wealthy. >> you can't have money influencing the system. >> we've seen this before that the argument of the wealthy populous is i can't be corrupted because i don't need the money. people buy into that and they love that argument. but if you look at, look, even congress given fund-raising regulations, federal fund-raising regulations. who goes into congress a lot? people who write themselves their own check and you see this increasingly in washington. >> very interesting. >> the real risk here is the net worth of the cabinet and who you're putting in charge of r regulations. you're putting a goldman guy in charge of the treasury. a deeper argument than they're so rich. a lot of news this morning. let's get right to it. >> why in the world can't the democrats accept the election results? >> donald trump falsely claims
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that millions of people illegally voted in the election. >> a total waste of everybody's time. >> we have one candidate who got 2 million more votes than the other candidate. >> we should examine our policy towards cuba. >> what the obama administration has done is strengthen raul castro. >> fidel castro should be reviled. will the army corps of engineers forcibly remove pipeline protesters? >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> it should be getting a lot more attention. welcome to your "new day." president-elect donald trump acting like candidate trump. questioning the legitimacy of the election. trump falsely claiming that millions of people voted illegally for hillary clinton
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costing him the popular vote. >> pedaling an apparent conspiracy theory. you had 12 tweets about this absurd notion. why? it seems that the president-elect doesn't like this recount effort that is set to begin in wisconsin. we're also waiting for word about more picks to trump's cabinet. will he pick another billionaire? we'll have it all covered for you, let's begin with sara murray live in washington. good morning, sara. >> good morning, chris. it really is an unprecedented move. donald trump now the president-elect having won in this campaign. getting ready to go to the white house is publicly questioning the integrity of the u.s. election system. without offering any evidence. donald trump is falsely claiming he only lost the popular vote because millions voted illegally for hillary clinton. despite winning the election, trump is reviving unfounded allegations of voter fraud. a sign he's unwilling to drop his pension for conspiracy theories now that he's

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