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past seven years. asked to meet with me to discuss whether or not i'd be prepared to stay on. we had a good meeting. i said i would consider staying on. i agreed to stay on. i have already spoken to senator sessions who, as you know, was nominated to be the attorney general, he also asked if i'd stay on so i expect i'll continue to work. >> so as we were tracking all these faces and all the minutiae and the transition, this is important because this is building upon his cabinet. let's go to sunlen serfaty with me. let's go to the different members on his economic policy team we alluded to this moment ago saying they're not hurting for cash, they're quite successful and affluent in their own way. >> they sure are. millionaires and billionaires. they are not pining away for this paycheck. it's notable that trump is pulling from the wall street
world, one he railed so much against as he was a candidate on the campaign trail. you have steve mnuchin for treasury secretary. he was a partner at goldman sachs for 17 years. he joined up with trump's team as a national finance chair. choosing wilbur ross for commerce secretary, a billionaire investor here, someone who over the course of his career was known for buying up companies that were failing and trying to resurrect them. trump naming todd ricketts for deputy commerce secretary. he's a member of a billionaire family that owns the chicago cubs. now, ross and mnuchin would need senate confirmation and already on capitol hill major grumblings among democrats on what these picks mean, how it squares with donald trump's promise during the campaign to drain the swap. >> i talked to people about these names and they don't seem very drain the swamp-y.
i'll just say that, drain the swamp-y. as far as picks for secretary of state, there were so many potentials now it's down to four. >> four is what transition officials are saying today. that's their public line and we saw this high profile dinner date here in new york city last night between trump and romney. the two dining in. afterwards we saw romney lavishing praise on donald trump, something we would not see him do a short time ago. very clear he's trying to smooth things over as he angles for this job. >> wonder what changed. >> but you have this very public divide behind the scenes within his team on who he's going to pick. we have rudy giuliani, a trump loyalist so it's this tug-of-war right now that is playing out in a public way. >> sunlen thank you so much for keeping these faces and potential picks straight. also another development within trump world. the president-elect making a big promise that indicates how much appearances matter to him and potential appearances of
conflict of interest. he announced via twitter that he will sever ties with his businesses. this is one tweet from him "i feel it is visually important as president to in no way have a conflict of interest with my various businesses. now we have gloria borger, alice stewart and a.b. stoddard, associate editor for real clear politics. gloria, first to you, it was the succession of tweets from trump. can we translate that? do we know when he has this big news conference where hopefully he'll take questions on december 15 what this will mean for his businesses? >> we don't know exactly what he's doing to do. the tweet was a little vague. it's clear that he understands that there there are these conflict of interest issues that
ari arise. he's gotten lots of advice. the "wall street journal" says you have to sell everything. you have to sell it and be done with it. that's the only way to have no conflict of interest. some other people have suggested that if you do put your businesses into some kind of a trust you have an independent arbitor who acts as the go betwe between. i think he understands that it's difficult when you run a real estate company with your name emblazoned on every single building how you remove that conflict. do people stay at your hotel in d.c. and wander into the oval and say "hey, i had a great night t the trump post office
hotel the other night." do your business associates want to take pictures with you even though they're with foreign nations? it's tricky and we're curious about what he's going to do. >> we're curious and a.b., i'm curious because this was dropped over twitter and this was how he's choosing to make news. his got friend newt gingrich recently said something if i were trump in the white house i would just essentially bypass the white house press corps all together. it's great he's holding a news conference mid-december but do you think this is the new world order with trump and the media? >> well, i think it's interesting the former speaker recommended he bypass the media but at the same time said he didn't think it was appropriate for the president to tweet, that someone should be reviewing them or editing them. i think it's so far kind of a mixed bag. i think the trump team has made it clear that the media is the
enemy, he no longer has a foil in president obama or hillary clinton, it's all the "new york times'" fault but give trump credit for going there last week and doing it on the record, which was eye popping, with the "new york times." maybe at this press conference he'll make it a real press conference with a give and take and not just announcement about his separation between business and his job and he actually really goes at it with the press and answers tons of questions on everything from domestic policy to national security policy to this so-called chinese wall he needs to build with his kids and the business. i'm going to give him a chance but i think so far the the lack of press conference, the way he uses twitter as you've mentioned in your show already today one minute's real news, the next minute's lies is bewildering and makes it hard for us to let the public know what's real and what's valuable. >> i said it last hour that it can be dangerous if part of it
is truth and part is totally baseless. alice, i want to move off of this and move on to not as much the governor romney reince priebus donald trump dinner but more on romney's note. his inner circle, we know, and you know mike huckabee well, mike huckabee wanted this full-throated apology from governor romney because of what he said about trump in the past and to see romney, he spoke to the media praising trump, he came as close as an apology as he could. what changed is my question? >> i clearly think their relationship has evolved if you want to say. they didn't know each other very well and after having a couple meetings is they have gotten to understand each other and what they plan to do in the future. we're never going to get an apology out of mitt romney i don't believe but him acknowledging donald trump won was difficult for him because he fought so vehemently against it.
i think romney would do a good job as secretary of state. i think he would have the relationships needed and the experience to build on these relationships and he would also bring in some of the republican establishment to the fold but at the same time people like governor mike huckabee and speaker gingrich and even kellyanne, their concerns by the trump loyalists that he was so aggressive against donald trump that he might not be loyal. but clearly with these meetings they have put bygones are bygones and trump is a little more accepting of it. i think it would be clear that he is -- as they indicated today is one of the top two considered for secretary of state. so i think these meetings have been good and it's important to bring all sides of the republican party together but it won't be an easy decision for donald trump with regard to the selection. >> gloria, i wanted your voice because clearly a governor romney pick would add to the tent but when you look at these
final choices, you have romney, general petraeus, senator corker and former mayor giuliani. when you look at general petraeus and mitt romney, for all governor romney could bring he lacks experience. >> but the problem that general petraeus has is the question of confirmation and the problem donald trump would have with petraeus is the issue of classified information and trading on that which he accused hillary clinton of doing throughout the campaign and general petraeus was involved in that controversy with his former girlfriend so i think that would be a big problem. i think the issue that's really being discussed kind of -- i have to be honest, my romney sources have gone totally dark on me since that meeting last night. >> really? why do you think that is? >> i think some might have been upset that crow was served at dinner and the other ones were a little bit -- the others are just nervous that they don't want to get in the way of this
pas de deux going on. i think within the transition there is support for mitt romney. i think the questions that are being raised about romney are the ones that were raised about hillary clinton when she went in to become secretary of state and you form the team of rivals. the clinton people did not want another power center at the state department, going rogue, operating independently and we know that mitt romney and donald trump have disagreed on foreign policy, most notably russia so i think there is concern about that and what romney was trying to do last night artfully or inartfully, was to show that he can be loyal. that he can be trusted. and i think that's what donald trump is trying to figure out. if i make you secretary of state i don't want to hear you have a separate organization going its own way over there at foggy
bottom. and what happened with hillary clinton is she was such a team player that never, ever became an issue. >> nor was it tweeted about over and over and over. last question to you a.b. on this -- we know mr. trump is going to indianapolis, it's great for those thousand families with the carrier company keeping those jobs but he's also doing a thank you tour. i think he's starting in cincinnati. what's that about? >> there was a piece immediately following the election about how donald trump needs theage lai dn of the crowds and supporters and wants to go back to holding rallies. they're calling it a thank you tour instead of a victory tour. apparently the campaign is paying for it. we'll see what he does once he is president but i think this is the kind of thing that really glavanizes and animates him and he wants to i think take a bit of a victory lap as well which is his right and, of course,
we're going to hear a lot about that carrier deal. so i think it's -- the question will be how much the taxpayer is paying for kind of a permanent campaign that republicans so heavily criticized president obama for when he was president. >> brooke, i think -- >> go ahead, quickly. >> one quick thing, the point about him loving the adoration of the crowd and wanting that. it could be that but it could also be the campaign just wants to say thank you to those who supported him, so give him a little credit for taking time to show. >> it well, it was own aides who said he like the adulation of the crowd. >> well, he does like a good crowd size, we heard that. >> who doesn't. >> he's grateful, he wants to say thank you. ladies, gloria, alice, a.b., appreciate every one of you. thank you so much. coming up next, the district attorney in charlotte, north carolina, announcing today he will not charge that police officer who killed this man, keith lamont scott. hear how the family's attorney
reacted and why businesses in charlotte are being urged to take precaution in the wake of potential protests. also ahead, president obama sitting down with "rolling stone." after the election, yes, the day after. his extraordinarily candid thoughts on why donald trump won the white house. and this is the congressman who lost his challenge today to nancy pelosi running against her as house minority leader, congressman tim ryan of ohio. he joins me in near minutes to talk about the vote and the path forward for democrats. when it comes to healthcare,
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you're watching cnn, i'm brooke baldwin. there have been calls for calm and peace today in charlotte, north carolina, after the district attorney announced he will not press charges against the police officer who shot and killed keith lamont scott. his death set up days of angry protests after his widow released this graphic video of his killing. we'll play you a portion but it
is really tough to watch. >> drop your gun! >> keith -- don't do do it. >> drop the gun. >> keith, get out the car! keith, keith, don't you do it. don't you do it. keith! keith, don't you do it! >> did you shoot him? did you shoot him? did you shoot him? he better not be [ bleep ]ing dead. >> according to this d.a. here it was this officer, this man, officer brentley vinson who followed procedure and grabbed his gun and shot and killed scott. he said scott was armed, he had a gun and refused put nepal orders to drop it. >> after a thorough review it is my opinion that officer vinson
acted lawfully when he shot mr. scott. he acted lawfully. >> brian todd is there in charlotte for us. brian. the headline, no charges for this police officer but what about scott's family? have we gotten reaction? >> we have, brooke, the district attorney said he met with keith lamont scott's family before this news conference and said they were very gracious toward him. the family is, of course, disappointed but they are calling for calm and they say they are moving forward with their own pursuit of justice in this case. here is what one of the attorneys for the scott family justin bamberg had to say a short time ago. >> i think it was safe to say that, yes, he did have a gun on his person during the course of this. it's a matter of where the firearm was and at the end of the day whether he had a firearm in haze hand or not, that's not
the key question in terms of determining whether or not keith scott should have lost his life it's whether or not that officer should have pulled the trigger and extinguished his life. >> i asked district attorney andrew murray if their evidence ever showed keith lamont scott raised his hand, raised his gun toward officer brentley vinson and the d.a. said as far as all the evidence they have is concerned that they have seen he did not raise his hand but the d.a. stressed multiple times the officer felt he was in imminent danger of being shot because keith scott refused at least 10 commands to drop his gun. he did not run away or drop his gun, he assessed the officer -- this is an important detail. the d.a. said when he came out of his vehicle carrying his gun, that he looked at the officers and looked back at officer
vinson which means according to the d.a. he was assessing the officers and that's what led the officer to believe he was in imminent danger of being shot. brooke? >> we know the d.a. and the family have been calling for calm but there is a rally in charlotte later this evening. next, what president barack obama was thinking one day after hillary clinton lost the presidential election. we'll discuss this fascinating wide-ranging interview with "rolling stone" that blames fox news in part for the outcome. [burke] at farmers, we've seen almost everything,
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november 9, the day after the decisive election made donald trump president obama's successor, the day president obama would it is with "rolling stone" publisher jan winter for their fourth interview, an exit interview that would become the first's public reaction to trump's historic win. the piece is entitled "the day after obama on his legacy, trump's win i and the path forward." you can see the cover right here in part winter writes "the last time i interviewed the president in 2012, it was a lazy afternoon. i'd gone over our time limit by a half hour and on leaving the oval office i ran into hillary clinton, the secretary of state, sitting by the desk with the president's assistant waiting to come in. this time it was her ghost." here with america "rolling stone" contributing editor anthony de curtis and political commentator bill press, a democrat. so welcome to both of you.
kudos to jan for doing this. i almost want to think about tone. the description is it's a funeral and ambience in the white house. >> it's an interesting situation. jan called president obama that morning and said, look, obviously we're in a situation where we didn't anticipate, do you need to cancel this? we'll do it another time, that's perfectly fine and obama said no, i want to do it so it had that feel of right after a cataclysm, really, and it's fascinating. jan's been doing interviews for a long time and you see a lot of his strengths as an interviewer there. >> he's very comfortable with the president. >> completely. >> he trusts him. >> i think the "rolling stone" interview, whether it's mick jagger or president obama, always has a feeling i think for readers of -- as if a representative of the readership is there and jan had that feel,
as informed as he is about politics he had his sense of okay, what happens now? that sense that a lot of hillary clinton supporters had the day after the election, you could feel that in his questions very ardently. >> let me read another piece of this. the president spoke of why trump's win shouldn't come as a surprise. citing his own massive rallies in '08. "that's the thing about voting. it doesn't mean polls are irrelevant but there's always a human variable involved in this. so i think the odds of donald trump winning were always around 20% doesn't seem like a lot but one out of five is not that unusual. it's not a miracle. and, bill, he chalked up trump's appeal to voters. he talked about -- you know he said fox news is in every bar, in every restaurant in major chunks of the country whether that's entirely true or not would you agree with what the
president was saying and what was so missed? >> kudos to "rolling stone" and jan winter again for keeping our journalistic standards high, brooke. >> no kidding. >> they make us prout. i was reading a shakespearean tragedy reading this article. it's a fascinating interview. i think the president is in denial about how much of his legacy will be wiped out by this new administration. the president was saying "we'll keep this, we'll keep this." but i think it will be a wipeout. and under his presidency the democratic party has lost the white house, the house, the senate 900 and some state legislator seats and over 12 or 15 governorships. i'm sorry, you can't blame all of that on fox news.
some of it you have to blame on the democrats not doing their job. >> anthony, back over to you, the question winter asked is what advice do you have for trump? what did he share and what of this entire wide ranging interview surprised you the most? >> well, i was struck. the situation was pretty dramatic, obviously the day after the election. but this is no drama obama and i was struck by his clarity. i understand completely bill was saying about the state of the democratic party but a week before we were burying the republican party. it was -- they were in shambles, it was all over. so these things move and i think obama has a certain kind of focus that impressed me and i think when he was talking about the way he felt as a president and the sense of legacy and how
things change when you sit behind the desk, i think he's -- none of us know exactly for many reasons none of us know exactly who president trump is going to be and i think obama was taking that position. like let's not panic before we have to panic. let's watch the situation, there's plenty to do. >> brooke? >> go ahead, bill. >> building on what anthony said is what struck me was a contrast between here's president obama and the democratic party is losing the election they never should have lost and he's so calm, so collected, so measured, thinking through everything he says. contrast that with the style of donald trump, right? who would have been up for two hours tweeting away like a 14-year-old. so we have to get used to that, i guess. >> i guess so. at least he's holding a news conference december 15. i will be curious to see over the course of the next four years the relationship that
perhaps president obama and president trump could continue. we know they've been on the phone much more than anyone anticipated in maybe an adviser in chief role if trump would accept it. bill press, anthony decurtis, thank you for swinging by. cover of "rolling stone." it's a fascinating, fascinating read, thank you. just a couple of hours ago house democrats voted to keep minority leader nancy pelosi in her job in that leadership role but the man who challenged her, congressman tim ryan, will join me live to discus his reaction to the loss. what about the 63 members of congress who did vote for him? and how the democratic part you moves forward. that's coming up. you're watching cnn. ♪
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house minority leader nancy pelosi has just been able to hang on to her job, reelected as the top democrat in the u.s. house of representatives. she fended off a challenge there ohio congressman tim ryan to fill the role she has filled for the last 14 years. leader pelosi pulled in the support of two-thirds of house democrats, as she had predicted. and moments ago she thanked her opponent. >> i want to also commend tim ryan for the race he made for leader. he's an enthusiastic advocate for his point of view which is shared by a number of members in our caucus. i think him for his courtesies extended to me and i look forward to working with him. >> congressman tim ryan good enough to join me from capitol hill. thank you so much. this was not the day you hoped for, not the outcome you anticipated. you have already congratulated leader pelosi but how does the
loss feel? >> well, you know, as a former athlete, you look at the scoreboard and you certainly want to win but i think we have won the argument, i mean, we got 63 members which was pretty high. 20 manager members more than the last time someone ran against leader pelosi and that means that the economic message that i've been talking about is starting to take hold and that more and more people are supporting it and if you look at the public message outside of the caucus there's even more support. so i think bemowe moved the nee on getting back to those working class issues and i'm proud of that. >> i'm glad you brought up the 63 votes. we shouldn't discount 63 members of the house voted for you and not leader pelosi. how do you think that may make her at all vulnerable? >> well, i hope it helps her in the entire leadership team
understand that people like me who come from areas like mine really understand what is on the minds of working class people in the industrial midwest and south. it's jobs, it's wages, it's pensions, it's security. it's not just the minimum wage which we're all for an increase, it's about middle-class wages that have been stagnant for 30 years and we don't talk about that. so my hope is leader pelosi needs to understand that that knees to be the heart and soul of the democratic message because it ties the party together. we're progressive on so many issues, we're very inclusive but over the last few years we've sliced and diced this electorate up to where we're just talking to portions of people who have one position as opposed to the real issue that maybe drives their family, the things they talk about at the kitchen table so i think it's certainly a signal to her and the rest of the leadership that this
economic message is one that at least 63 members want her to talk about but there's more who are still loyal to her but believe that is the message that will get democrats back in the majority. >> since ohio is home and you talked about jobs, the economy, middle-class america is near and dear to your heart. i'm sure you heard how trump is running the victory lap because he was able to keep a thousand jobs from moving to mexico with carrier. i'm wondering what your first thought was when you heard that news. >> hey, more power to you, congratulations to carrier. i've unfortunately been on the other side of that. at our local general motors plant they just laid off 1200 people who are on the third shift there and then you watch as the week went on the suppliers laid off 75, 50, 25 people because of that third shift going down so, hey, look,
i'm all for workers staying in the united states and if prurch did it he should be commended for doing that. i don't know the whole story, i've been focused on this. look, congratulations. that's great, let's not wish bad for a thousand workers because we voted against the guy who made it happen, i won't play that game. >> back just to nancy pelosi e. congressman, what would you fear the most about her being in charge of the caucus? you're looking ahead to a trump administration, a republican-controlled house and senate, you have supreme court, what is your specific number one worry? >> with leader pelosi? >> yes. >> well, my concern is -- and i've talked about this, is back in 2010, for example, they spent $65 million against her and ran 160,000 tv ads tying her to our democratic candidates and my
concern is that the unfavorability of our leader is damaging to future candidates and future recruiting to get people into the caucus and want to run for office which is why i advocated for a change so that concerns me that the perceptions but of her is such that it's going to make it hard to recruit kab candidates and connect back to voters who may have have already made a decision and have an opinion about our leader. >> the perceptions but of her. that's interesting. last question before i let you go. we know the vice president-elect is somewhere around those halls today meeting with senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and house speaker paul ryan. if you were to bump into him, congressman ryan, you could say one thing, what would it be? >> no gimmicks. let's sit down and do what's right for the american people. there's no need to throw people
off health care and privatize medicare. let's get people back to work and focus on the issues that trump ran on and that's getting people back to work. let's sit down and try to do that before we start doing other things that may appease the for right wing or the republican study committee in the house or the alt-right. let's get people back to work. >> congressman tim ryan, thank you so much. i truly appreciate it. >> thank you. minutes from now american troops who performed covert missions during world war ii may finally receive the proper recognition they deserve. you will hear from a former member of this secret unit about what it means to him. we'll talk to jake tapper.
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before the cia existed, there was an office of strategic services, it was the u.s. agency in charge of our most secret missions during world war ii, placing american spies behind enemy lines. in just a couple minutes, congress is due to vote on honoring surviving members of the now-defunct agency with its highest civilian honor, the
congressional gold medal. jake tapper has the fascinating story of one of these unsung war heroes. >> when you get your hair cut, be sure it's enemy-area style. the hands must look as if they've done the work. every scar must conform with your cover story. >> reporter: these world war ii training films could be taken from a spy thriller. >> the identities of recruits remain a carefully guarded secret which explains the use of masks in this film. >> reporter: but dangerous missions and secrecy of the military intelligence agency they were made for were all too real. the office of strategic services, or oss, was the 1940s precursor to the modern cia, navy seals and u.s. special forces command. its members were tasked with some of the most important and covert assignments in the war. >> we weren't even supposed to mention that we were with oss. the less people that know, the safer it is for all of us.
i was a good boy. i didn't talk about it to anybo anybody. >> reporter: now, more than seven decades later with the help of the oss society, legislation passed to recognize members of the oss such as captain john billings, with a congressional gold medal, the highest civilian honor. >> to me it means that at least somebody thinks we did a good job. >> reporter: billings had already flown countless bombing missions when he was recruited to the oss at age 21. his assignment? to fly other agents and supplies to drop zones within enemy territory. some marked in the snow with letters such as this one. >> we weren't supposed to learn their names. occasionally we'd drop joes. everybody's name that was not going to come back with us was named joe. you as a single plane were
probably shortening the war much more than hundreds of planes just dropping bombs, hoping to hit a factory or something of that sort the oss was very >> billings says perhaps his most daring mission was operation green up in 1945. he flew three joes deep in the austrian alps to parachute out behind enemy lines and gather information on the nazis. two of the men were jewish. including george mayor. whose work inspired the film "inglorious bastards". >> we're going to be dropped into france dressed as civilians. >> billings tells cnn the film's fictional portrayal missed the real bravery and aptitude of members such as mayer. >> the people, especially the people who went out of the arip
planes, they were going into unknown things and they had chutzpah. >> the kind congress may finally honor, far too late for many members of this greatest generation. >> i would have liked to have had this medal knowing that he was going to get one too. >> jake tapper. i jotted down when he said at least somebody thinks we did a good job. wow! tell me what will be happening on capitol hill. >> first of all, we should say at its peak the oss had 13,000 members. there are only about 100 members of the oss alumni left. and we're expecting that the vote in the house of representatives will be in the next hour or so. i am not sure if we have a shot of it, but some of the surviving members of the oss, including former spy hugh montgomery -- i think that's him right there on the screen sitting in the
chair -- they are there to witness this historic vote in person. finally honoring their sacrifice after more than 70 years after they helped to defeat the enemy, the nazis and the -- and others in world war ii. and one of my crew members was watching the spot. and like you, he is such a wonderful guy, captain billings. he just said, why do we have to vote on this? can't we just give them a congressional medal -- >> i know. why? i don't understand! >> the good news is that the senate already passed it. it is expected to pass the house of representatives within the next couple hours. and then it would go to president obama's desk. so it does look like this long-overdue recognition will finally come to men like captain john billings, who, wow, i mean, what a guy, right? >> right. totally. totally. tapper, thank you for calling attention to you will a ll of
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at least four people have been killed in wildfires raging near the resort town of gatlinburg, tennessee. right now, rescue crews are going door to door searching for people reported missing. the fires have devoured hundreds of homes. john maid madewell is joining me on the home. he a property manager in gatlinburg. i understand 25 of your properties are damaged or totally gone? we've got some photos of some of what you've taken. what is -- you've described this
as a war zone. >> yes, ma'am. i was able to gain access to a couple of areas yesterday, and really, it was -- it was unbelievable. it was totally devastated. probably 95% of the homes burnt all the way to their foundation. >> how about your own home? is it okay? >> fortunately we were -- you know, probably about a mile, mile and a half away. everything was good at my home and all the staff here and their homes and families. everybody came through really well. i was talking with some other local businesses today that, you know, a lot of the employees were affected, losing their homes, have nowhere to go. so i'll tell you, the red cross, just the authorities down here, have done a tremendous job providing lodging and providing
shelter and food and all of the surrounding communities and counties and even states have just been incredible. >> for people who don't know this part of the country, first of all, it's absolutely gorgeous. but second of all, you know, we are talking resorts, cabins, dollywood. this is a mega-draw for tourists. what is your message to people right now? >> you know, i would just ask that people don't let this deter them from coming, okay. pigeon forge came through this relatively unscathed. all the attractions are open and running. dollywood will be open friday. the main business street in gatlinburg will be fully functional. it will probably take three days or maybe even a week to get it up and running good. but everything is intact. the best thing people can do to help us is to come down here, to still visit, to support all the small local businesses that rely
totally on tourists. >> absolutely. it's hard to imagine based on the pictures we're looking at, but i do know you're right about pigeon forge and the other areas. thank goodness they're okay. john madewell, we're thinking about you and the community. thank you so much. i'm brooke baldwin. thank you for being with me. "the lead" starts right now. they warned everyone. they said if more of you voted for hillary clinton goldman sachs would end up running the country. critics accused him of building a foreclosure machine to pick the bones of the great recession. what could donald trump's pick for treasury secretary mean for his promise to drain the swamp? out of business? donald trump making a vow to leave his empire to his kids while he presidents for a while. but does that make everything legit on the questions of conflicts of interest? plus, donald trump once said you have to give credit to kim jong un. today a warning from a