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♪ from now on, it's going to be america first. okay? america first. >> dronald trump launching his thank you tour, vowing to lift up the working class and put this country first. >> the president-elect announcing his choice for secretary of defense, but he will need special clearance from congress before assuming the post. high anxiety over david petraeus's possibility of being secretary of state. tgif.
i'm in for john buerman. first off, donald trump in vintage form on the first leg of his thank you tour. the president-elect delivering an america first message to thousands of supporters in cincinnati last night. he called on the country to come together and seemed to be revelling in the moment after hunkering down for three weeks of meetings. >> this is the moment. this is our chance. this is our window for action. this is the hour when the great deeds can be done and our highest hopes can come true. we're going to do it, folks. we're going to do it. >> that will sound like a time warp. bus the cincinnati rally had the look and feelofso many donald trump campaign events that propelled the president-elect to victory. and he clearly was in his element. we get more from jim acosta. >> reporter: true to form,
donald trump pulled no punches at this rally in cincinnati, doing the equivalent of an election touchdown dance. he railed against the media and vowed to repeal and replace obamacare and build a wall on the u.s./mexico border, but the biggest thing came as he announced jim mattis as his defense secretary. >> we are going to appoint mad dog mattis as our secretary of defense. [cheers and applause] they say he's the closest thing to general george patton that we have, and it's about time. it's about time. >> trump made that announcement despite the fact that his own transition spokesman announced that no decision had been made on defense secretary. he has more stops on this thank you tour planned for next week. >> now that james mattis is the
nominee, he's going to need special clearance from congress to assume the post. a decades-old statute requires a retired military person to be out of office for seven years. the requirement is really critical for the balance of power. this is ingrained in sort of american democratic positions. the military has a lot of power in other countries. this is about civilian control of the military and balance of power. the president's the commander in chief. so very interesting how the tradition of that, it would take more than just a senate confirmation. >> and this congressional waiver happened once before, in 1950. trump did make lots of promises, vowing to improve the lives of americans and the nafta trade
agreement, assuring his supporters, we're all going to be happy. >> now is the time to embrace the one thing that truly unites us. you know what that is? america, america. it's america. [cheers and applause] because when america's unified, nothing is beyond our reach, i mean that. you're going to cement asee. you're going to see. we're going to have a country that was never so great. you watch, in so many different ways. you hear a lot of talk about how we're becoming a globalized world. but the relationships people value in this country are local, family, city, state, country. they're local. we'll compete in the world, we want to compete in the world. but we're going to compete in the world where it's a two-way road, not a one-way road. the advantages are going to come
back to our country. and they haven't for many, many years. there is no global anthem, no global currency, no certificate of global citizenship. we pledge allegiance to one flag, and that flag is the american flag. [cheers and applause] >> now the trump thank you tour might be more accurately described as a victory lap. he made a stop at the carrier plant in indianapolis where he just saved many hundreds of jobs. trump's visit left a lot of hard-to-please hoosiers impressed. >> reporter: morning will and christine, there are still a lot of people in indianapolis that are in a state of shock, a good shock, because they never really truly believed that carrier could be prevented from taking huchds of jobs down to mexico as
it said it was going to do back in february. yesterday president-elect trump and mike pence showed up and were given almost a heroes welcome at the carrier plant. a group of employees took them on a tour, but it was all smiles. it was all handshakes. and it was then during a speech that trump made a revelation that really surprised a lot of people, implying that he never really thought he could save carrier either. here's his records. >> i'll never forget about a week ago, i was watching the nightly news. they had a gentleman, worker, great guy. handsome guy. he said something to the effect no, we're not leaving. because donald trump promised us that we're not leaving. and i never thought i made that promise. and then they played my statement, and i said "carrier will never leave," but that was
a euphemism. i was talking about carrier like all other companies from here on in. because they made the decision a year and a half ago. but he believed that that was, that i could understand it. i actually said, i didn't make it, i said i did make it, but i didn't mean it quite that way. >> all told, it looks as though around 800 jobs have been saved at carrier. carrier also, according to donald trump, is going to invest about $16 million in facilities in the u.s. indiana is giving carrier about $7 million over ten years. but, again, many people never thought they would see this day. will and christie. >> really revealing those comments from the president-elect there. while at the carrier plant, donald trump fired a warning to other companies looking to ship jobs overseas. >> companies are not going to leave the united states anymore without consequences. not going to happen. it's not going to happen. if they say it's not
presidential to call up these massive leaders of business. i think it's very presidential. and if it's not presidential, that's okay. that's okay. because i actually like doing it. >> it's almost something we've never seen before, right? it has been sort of accepted for years that these companies were going to leave. and now you've got a president-elect picking up the phone, calling ceos. trump also had leverage. carrier's parent company earns $5.6 billion from government contracts last year. that's 10% of its total sales come directly from the federal government, and of course the federal government, that's you. that's taxpayers, that's us. they also pay for $1.5 billion of their research and development costs of united technologies. it's unclear if he mentioned these contracts in negotiations. but even if he didn't, the united technology ceo, no question must have been thinking about them. >> and the tax incentives that
they receive, $11 million, it's really a drop in the bucket compared to the impact if the president-elect was able to bring these defense contracts in question. >> he's also promising he's going to have a more business friendly environment. if you are an american ceo right now, one of these big multi-national firms, you want to be working with him, at the table. >> so the question, though, will other companies who were planning to leave hope for some of these incentives? democrats more than a little nervous about a meeting today between trump and heidi heitkamp. there are reports that the red state democrat, she is known for voting across party lines, and she is being considered for several key cabinet posts. democratic leaders are panicking, because if she joins the trump administration, her seat would likely be filled by a
republican. >> reporter: are you open to taking a position in the trump administration? >> well, i think it's absolutely critical to have a conversation. i think it's good for my state, good for the work i do here to understand and share some priorities for the country and for the state of north dakota and i look forward to that discussion. >> reporter: there's some discussion about ag or interior. >> you know as much as i know. >> that certainly sounds like she's open to the idea. democratic party leaders have already met privately with heitkamp. they're urging her not to accept a position in the trump administration. republican leaders are growing edgy about david petraeus being nominated for secretary of state. one telling cnn there is a high level of angst about the former cia director because of his conviction for mishandling security information. >> a lot of people saying hey,
how come hillary was criticized so much, and now they're supporting him, despite the fact that he's one of the candidates with the most experience. >> it is the classified materials in and, you know, you'd have to talk to his probation officer if he took this job. interesting. more political news. donald trump filing a legal motion to block a recount in michigan. it's a 36-page document calling the attempt a farce. they're arguing that the effort launched by jill stein sows doubts regarding the legitimacy of the presidential election and creates constitutional chaos, threatening to knock the electoral college off its hinges. a grim discovery in tennessee. the weekend forecast not looking good.
sad lly we have grim news 1 people confirmed dead from the wildfires. they're looking for any signs of life. firefighters facing dry conditions right through sunday morning. this weekend's weather is not going to help here. they fear, firefighters fear that could restart fires that haven't been completely doused. >> no break for people in tennessee. and another sad story. the plane that crashed in colombia, we are learning it was out of fuel, completely when it went down. nearly all the members of a brazilian soccer club that chartered that flight were killed. they found no traces of fuel at the crash site, which does match up with the radio calls from the pilot saying weighe was having r electrical problems and out of fuel. he was only miles from the airport. 71 people were killed. incredibly, six people survived
and are still in hospital recovering from their injuries. investigators are trying to figure out how did this plane take off without enough fuel, how did it run out of fuel? >> and i think the charter operation has been grounded. french president hollande announcing he will not seek another term in office. his president eye ovcy overshad terror attacks. they must now find a replacement in time for elections in the spring. there's a political scandal really consuming a key ally. south korea's opposition parties have agreed to introduce a motion in parliament to impeach president park geun-hye. they admit they will need some members of park's own party to pass this. there is a vote scheduled for
next week. president park, she is really consumed right now in this devastating corruption scandal. she continues to deny any wrong wrongdoing and has apologized to the people but has indicated she might be willing to resign. anthony weiner hit with a $60,000 fine. he was found to have improperly used his mayoral campaign funds, they were used for personal cell phone and dry-cleaning. no comment from the former congressman. the crisis in aleppo growing more dire. secretary of state kerry is set to meet with his russian counterpart. can he stop the daily slaughter of civilians, including innocent children? (both) yes! (vo) with no surprise overages, you can use your data worry free and even carry over the data you don't use. and right now get four lines and 20 gigs for only $40 per line.
friends and neighbors will gather later today to mark a somber anniversary in san bernardino. one year ago today. 14 people died. a couple claiming they were carrying out orders from isis opened fire. police are still not clear what motivated their deadly rampage. a humanitarian crisis still unfolding in syria. secretary kerry set to meet with russia's foreign minister. the u.n. calling the bombardment of civilians a descent into hell as thousands tried to flee before the next round of air assaults. we have a live report from istanbul, and the issue is they
don't have anywhere to go, and they don't trust these safe corridors. it must be terrifying. >> reporter: well, the biggest question is, if you want to escape, really the only safe way that you can escape is to go into the arms of those people that have been bombing your neighborhood. so it's a very difficult proposition that a lot of people face there. the latest u.n. numbers suggest 31,000 people have had to flee their homes. the situation is so bad that the u.n. sent in a team to a neighborhood that had been retaken by government forces from the rebels. when the team arrived in the neighborhood, they found it deserted. there were basically no civilians left. there have been diplomatic talks about opening a humanitarian corridor. but just today a coalition of 37 ngos from around the world, one the syrian medical association put forth a proposal for relief supplies to be airdropped into the besieged part of the city. this is part of a statement that they put out. and it shows just how dire the
situation is. they say all the hospitals in eastern aleppo have been bombed. the injured have nowhere to turn. our people are on the brink of annihilation, yet the world has failed to take any meaningful action to stop aleppo's suffering or provide basic resources to those in need. now i mentioned there are a lot of diplomatic talks under way about the possibility of opening up a humanitarian corridor. those talks involve syria, russia, the united states and the rebel groups on the ground. we are expecting possible developments in the next couple hours, and we'll stay on top of all of them as we monitor the situation. >> thank you for that. former astronaut buzz aldrin evacuated from the south pole. he was dangerously ill and was sent to a hospital in new zealand. he has fluid in his lupgs. doctors say he is responding well to antibiotics. he was part of a tour group. people fly from chile, often to
go to the south pole. you have to climate ooiz. and in a few hours you can walk around the whole world. >> he was there with fans of all ages. >> hopefully he'll pull through. it sounds like he'll be okay. donald trump embarking on his victory/thank you tour, promising in short order, we're all going to be happy. on the road with the president-elect, next. since we started shopping at fingerhut.com. first down! that's because with fingerhut.com we can shop over 700,000 items go to fingerhut.com to get low monthly payments and the credit you deserve. that's a touchdown, buttercup! ♪ ♪ oww!
on his thank you tour. >> trump called him the real deal. james mattis chosen to head up the pentagon. top republicans antsy about one of the nominations for secretary of state. why many would not like him to get the nod. >> nice to be with you on a friday. it is 31 minutes past the top of the hour. president-elect trump in vintage form delivering an america-first message to thousands of supporters in cincinnati last night, calling on the country to come together. the president-elect revelling in the moment after three weeks of meetings at the trump tower boardroom. >> this is the moment. this is our chance. this is our window for action. this is the hour when the great deeds can be done and our highest hopes can come true. we're going to do it, folks. we're going to do it.
>> the rally looked and felt a lot like the campaign events that propelled trump to victory. the president-elect clearly in his element here. we get more from senior white house correspondent jim acosta. >> reporter: true to form, donald trump pulled no punches at this rally in cincinnati, doing the equivalent of an election touchdown dance. he railed against the media and promised to build a wall on the u.s./mexico border, but the biggest news came when he announced three would pick james mattis for defense secretary. >> we are going to appoint "mad dog" mattis as our secretary of defense. [cheers and applause] they say he's the closest thing to general george patton that we have, and it's about time! it's about time. >> reporter: trump made that
announcement despite the fact that his own transition spokesman jason miller announced that no decision had been made on defense secretary. trump has more stops on the thank you tour planned for next week. >> and now that we know that retired jim mattis is the nominee, he's going to need special congress approval to command the post. the decades a-statute requires military person to be retired for seven years, he has been retired three years. a trump transition official tells cnn the president-elect does not expect a problem getting congress to waive this requirement. congress did grant a similar exception once before in 1950. >> is this a wrinkle? the process? >> seems like he's not going to have a hard time. much like he did on the
campaign trail, trump made plenty of promises with a priority of dismantling the nafta trade agreement, assuring supporters, we're all going to be happy. >> now is the time to embrace the one thing that truly unites us. you know what that is? america. america. [cheers and applause] it's america. because when america's unified, nothing is beyond our reach. i mean that. you're going to cemesee. you're going to see. we're going to have a country that was never so great. you watch, in so many different ways. you hear a lot of talk about how we're becoming a globalized world. but the relationships people value in this country are local, family, city, state, country. they're local. we'll compete in the world. we want to compete in the world. but we're going to compete in
the world where it's a two-way road, not a one-way road. the advantages are going to come back to our country. and they haven't for many, many years. there is no global anthem. no global currency. no certificate of global citizenship. we pledge allegiance to one flag, and that flag is the american flag. [cheers and applause] >> you can see just how energized the president-elect was when he was surrounded by that crowd. you're going to see more appearances like this. the trump thank you tour might be more accurately described at a victory lap. he made a stop at that carrier plant in indianapolis where he just saved 1,000 jobs. as martin savage tells us, trump's visit left a lot of hard-to-please hoosiers
impressed. >> reporter: there are still many people in indianapolis who are in a state of shock, a good shock. because they never really truly believed that carrier could be prevented from taking hundreds of jobs down to mexico as it said it was going to do back in february. yesterday president-elect donald trump and vice president elect mike pence showed up and were given a hiero's welcome. it was all smiles and handshakes. and it was then during a speech that trump made a revelation that really surprised a lot of people, implying that he never really thought he could save carrier either. here's his words. >> i'll never forget. about a week ago i was watching the nightly news. they had a worker, a great guy, handsome guy. he said something to the effect, no, we're not leaving, because donald trump promised us that
we're not leaving. and i never thought i made that promise. and then they played my statement, and i said carrier will never leave, but that was a euphemism. i was talking about carrier like all other companies from here on in, because they made the decision a year and a half ago. but he believed that that was, that i could understand it. i actually said, i didn't make it, when they played it, i said i did make it, but i didn't mean it quite that way. >> reporter: all told, it looks as though around 800 jobs have been saved at carrier, carrier, also according to donald trump is going to invest about $16 million in facilities in the u.s., e indiana is giving carri $7 million over several years, but many people never thought they would see this day. >> it's interesting to hear him talk about the euphemism that people took very literally. it is jobs day in america.
and this jobs number is big. it's a final hurdle for the fed. solid job gains could solidify this all-but-certain rate hike. here is what we expect. 181,000 new jobs created in november. that would be higher than last month's tally of 161,000. the unemployment rate forecast to stay at 4.9%. this is full employment. wages expected to move down slightly, 2.7% annual rate, all that according to a survey. this will tell us more about the economy that donald trump inherits as president and the one president obama is leaving behind. one more jobs report left after today in obama's presidency. up to this point, 15 million new jobs have been created since he took office. something interesting, on the campaign trail, you heard donald trump talk about the 90 million people not in the labor market, those people are studying, taking care of elderly relatives, taking care of children, there is this 94
million. but economists are saying we need more workers to grow the economy. and those people in this group that just has not really been moving back into the labor market, that's going to be interesting to watch in the coming months. >> and this trump promise of 4% growth, you can't do that without workers, and if you don't want people coming into the country, skilled workers coming from other countries. >> is it immigration, some of those 94 million people, incentives? what are going to be the policies to grow. you're going to have to have more people working. democrats, they are a bit nervous this morning about a meeting today between president-elect trump and democratic senator heidi heitkamp of north dakota. there are reports that the red-state democrat who's known for voting across party lines is being considered for several key cabinet posts. democratic leaders are panicking. if she joins the trump administration, her seat in the senate would likely be filled by
a republican. listen to our reporter trying to pin her down. >> reporter: are you open to taking a position? >> i think it's absolutely critical to have a conversation. i think it's good for my state, good for the work that i do here to understand and share some priorities for the country and for the state of north dakota, and i look forward to that discussion. >> reporter: there's some speculation, it could be ag or interior, are you thinking about that? >> i have no idea. honestly, you know as much as i know. >> have to watch this one closely. democratic leaders have met privately with heitkamp and are urging her not to accept a position. republicans are edgy about the possibility of david petraeus being nominated for secretary of state. there's a high level of angst because of his conviction of mishandling confidential information. donald trump has filed a legal motion to block a recount no michigan.
the document calls the attempt a farce. trump's lawyers arguing that this effort launched by jill stein sows doubts regarding the legitimacy of the presidential election saying that it creates constitutional chaos while threatening to knock the electoral college off of its hinges. anthony wiener, the disgraced former congressman in trouble again, $65,000 worth of trouble. we've got that next.
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earliest. firefighters fear that dry conditions could restart fires that are not completely contained. french president hollande saying that he will not seek a second term in office. his numbers have sunk 4%. he has been called pathetic, overshadowed by terror attacks. he is the first to not seek reelection in 58 years, and now his party has to find a replacement in time for elections in the spring. south korea's opposition party is agreeing to introduce a motion in parliament to impeach president park geun-hye. they admit they need some of the members of her own party to impeach her. she is wrapped in a corruption scandal. she denies any wrongdoing but has indicated she may be willing to resign. and scandals keep rolling in
for anthony wiener, hit with a $65,000 fine. the penalty comes after an audit by the campaign finance board found that wiener improperly used his 2013 mayoral campaign funds. auditors found he was using his campaign cash to pay for things like a personal cell phone and dry-cleaning. no comment from wiener. big news in the corporate world. the ceo of starbucks is stepping down from his post. we'll tell you about his new role. and woee'll get a check on cnn money stream next.
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food and medicine all but gone and thousands of people dying every day. the united nationsi calling the bombardment of civilians a descent into hell. after so many years of the world talking about these atrocities in eastern aleppo, is there any hope at all that this meeting will change things. >> reporter: that's a very good question. there are been diplomatic talks behind the scenes about establishing a humanitarian corridor, but of course this comes on the heels of the newest and latest numbers of the u.n. they estimate that around 31,000 civilians have had to flee their homes because of the fighting in just the last week alone. most of those civilians have had to escape into government-controlled areas or kurdish-controlled areas. and of course the u.n. has been talking about the humanitarian crisis for some time but are using powerful language now.
take a look at the newest comments. >> the desperation has never been at this level. people are exhausted. they are malnourished. they are really without hope. i feel strong sense of responsibility here. we tell these people who now besieged in their fifth year. >> reporter: and speaking of people in the besieged city, you and i have both talked do people trapped inside the besieged aleppo. there's a dark shadow hanging over the city that not too many people are paying attention to. and i know this sounds like a line from an american t havenv , but winter is coming. tens of thousands of people have fled, and they're staying in buildings where there's a very real risk that they could freeze, because the buildings
aren't winterized. that shows how dire this situation is. as the temperatures continue to drop in the region, that crisis is going to get much worse. >> very true. and people can't grow the food and vegetables that they've been using to trade and survive. because it is the winter season. just a horrible situation and people in aleppo really feeling abandoned by the world. we'll see what happens today. the sons of julius rosenberg sentenced as spies, their sons want their mother to be exonerated. court documents and witnesses have cast doubt on their parents' crimes and what if any role ethyl rosenberg committed. they were executed by electric chair in 1953. their sons have been advocating for clemency for over six decades. buzz aldrin is very active at age 86 but had to be
evacuated from a vacation at the south pole because doctors say he was dangerously ill. he's in a hospital in new zealand. he apparently has fluonid his lungs. doctors say he wasn't responding well to antibiotics. it's a physically-demanding trip. you have to climatize before climbing around. you can walk around the whole earth in a few steps. hopefully he can recover and go back. a blast of cold air and snow for parts of the northeast this weekend. let's bring in eric van dam. >> this is what you get when you have cold arctic blast of air overriding some of the relatively warm waters of lake ontario, lake erie and lake michigan. we have snowshowers in the forecast. buffalo, erie, syracuse.
perhaps burlington, vermont will stay dry. but look at the amount of snow we could expect. anywhere between two and four inches for some of those down-wind locations. a broader look across the united states, we're expecting cold air to dominate much of the country, that will be the theme going into next week. some of the coldest air this season. 59 for atlanta, the big apple, 49. the nation's capital, 53. we still have 0% containment around the gatlinburg area where the fire continues to burn and smolder. we do have a multi-day rain coming up in the next few days. the worry? higher interest rates are coming. strong enough economy, strong enough jobs market that higher rates, maybe aggressively high rates are coming, bond yields
hitting a 18-month high. a presidential election in austria. stock markets in asia closing lower overnight. the november jobs report will be released before the opening bell on wall street. a little drop in wages, 2.7% wage growth. if you haven't looked in a while, today's a good day to check your 401(k), the dow up more than 5%. that's nearly 1,000 points. all of those market predictions for a disaster after a donald trump victory were dead, dead wrong. investors have been cheering his plan for lower taxes, less regulation and more spending. a survey from open folio shows eight out of ten investors made money last month. the average gain, 1.4%, don't spend it all in one place. that would have been higher if not for the huge bond market rally. >> and so many people were talking about the fact that
their 401(k)s were going to plunge. >> they thought the big focus would be trade war. and global markets don't think donald trump will have a big trade war with china or mexico. another big story, the outspokable ceo of starbucks is stepping down. he's been at the helm since 2008. he was there in 2000 as well. current chief operating officer kevin johnson will replace schultz as ceo. he's not going away completely. in april, he will become executive director. he'll focus on starbucks' premium offerings. he has also taken on various social issues like same-sex marriage, veterans causes. the stock is dropping. it's down slightly this year. the move came as a surprise to investors, but schultz says he's been playing the transition for about a year now. he's going to focus on, you know, their college, they have a
plan to help pay for their employees to go to college. he's going to be in charge of some of those initiatives. >> there are two ouu.s. business in almost every city, one is starbucks, one is mcdonald's, even in tokyo. go figure. early start continues right now. from now on, it's going to be america first. okay? america first. >> donald trump launching his thank you tour, vowing to lift up the working class and put country first. >> the president-elect announcing his pick for secretary of state of defense. he will need special clearance from congress before assuming that post. high anxiety in the gop over the prospect of david petraeus being picked for secretary of state. why top party operatives would rather take a pass on the former cia director. happy friday to you.
i'm will ripley in for john berman. >> i'm christine romans. up first, donald trump in vintage form on the first leg of his thank you tour. the president-elect delivering an america-first message to thousands of supporters at a rally in cincinnati last night. he called on the country to come together. he seemed to be revelling in this moment after hunkering down for three weeks of meetings at trump tower. >> this is the moment. this is our chance. this is our window for action. this is the hour when the great deeds can be done and our highest hopes can come true. we're going to do it, folks. we're going to do it. >> that rally in cincinnati felt and looked a lot like the campaign events that propelled donald trump to victory. the president-elect clearly in his element, clearly enjoying this as we get more from senior white house correspondent jim acosta. >> reporter: true to form, donald trump pulled no punches at this rally in cincinnati,