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carolina rally and this morning he'll announce his choice of secretary of state next week. meanwhile, donald trump is touting his time at commander in chief to take up a deal with boeing. we are just 44 days from inauguration day. let's go to jessica live outside trump tower. ve >> reporter: donald trump is back in new york after hammering on the themes of unity, military strength and american jobs in north carolina yesterday. >> we will have two simple rules when it comes to rebuilding this country. buy american and hire american. >> reporter: taking his america first message to north carolina, the president-elect vowing to protect american jobs. >> we will defeat the enemy on jobs. and we have to look at it almost as a war.
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>> reporter: donald trump once again taking aim at corporate america. the president-elect spent much of tuesday criticizing a government contract with boeing to build a new air force one. trump tweeting, costs are out of control. more than $4 billion. cancel order! it's unclear why trump attacked boeing, america's largest exporter, or where trump got the pricey price tag. >> i think boeing is doing a little bit of a number. >> reporter: trump also touting his deal-making skills claiming credit for a month's old pledge by softbank to invest $50 billion in the united states aimed at creating jobs. details of the deal have not been released. >> he's pledged he's going to put $50 billion into the united states because of our victory. he was not investing in our country. $50 billion. 50,000 jobs.
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>> reporter: staying largely on message, a more controlled trump promising to fight terror and increase military spending. >> in my first budget report to congress, i am going to ask for the illumination -- elimination of the defense sequester. >> reporter: trump announcing his secretary of defense pick, general james mattis. touting the four-star general, nato member and work during desert storm. >> i look forward to being a civilian leader as long as congress gives me the waiver and the senate votes to contend. >> reporter: all this comes on the heels of the shake-up in the trump transition team. trump firing the son of retired lieutenant general michael flynn for pushing a baseless conspiracy theory that let a man fire a rifle inside a pizza shop. jake tapper grilling the vice president-elect for flynn's son. >> you're downplaying his role,
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but you must be aware that the transition team put in for security clearance for michael flynn's son. >> i'm aware in talking to general flynn that his son was helping with scheduling, jay. he was helping his dad arrange for meetings and provide meetings, but that is no longer the case. >> do you need military clearance for scheduling? >> i think that was the appropriate decision for us to move forward. >> reporter: donald trump is now named "time" magazine's person of the year. he's called the divided president of the united states of america. donald trump is honored by this, but taking word with the issue divided saying he did not divide the country, acknowledging that there is division and promising that this country will heal. donald trump is in new york city this morning. he'll attend a fund-raising breakfast. then later this week, he'll be back on the road with the thank you rally tour in des moines, iowa, tomorrow. the as well as grand rapids, michigan, on friday.
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>> jessica, thank you so much for all of that. well, he never mentioned president-elect trump by name, but when president obama visited the air force base on tuesday, he was sending a clear message to his successor. here's more on what was said. >> reporter: good morning. the president used a wide-ranging speech to tout his administration's accomplishments in fighting terror groups like isis, al qaeda, and he talked about the killing of osama bin laden, the weakening of al qaeda and the progress made so far against isis. and while he didn't say president-elect trump's name, he did continue to press his case for closing the military prison in guantanamo bay, cuba. and for keeping and maintaining the ban on torture. these are two areas y his views are very much at odds with those expressed by the president-elect. president obama also talked about the need to uphold american values in this fight against terror.
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following the rule of law, protecting civil liberties, not stigmatizing muslims and not making decisions based on fear. here's more on what he had to say about that. >> adhering to the rule of law is not a weakness in the long-term, it's our greatest strength. the goal of the terrorists is changing who we are in our democracy. the fact is, people in nations do not make good decisions when they are driven by fear. >> reporter: and the president often spoke during the campaign about his concerns about fear mongering, driving decisions, but the white house insists this speech was long planned and was in the works long before donald trump was elected president. and so this was not written for him, but it's clear these are two men who have very different opinions on how to approach the complex issues. and the president wants to make a last pick pitch for his approach. >> athena, thank you. joining me is rick zicky who
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served with general mattis in 2004. the two are still friends. thank you for your service, sir. thank you for being on "new day" this morning. >> great to be with you. >> so the one nominal obstacle for general mattis will be this law that needs to be waived that was designed to create separation between military and civilian control over the military defense strategy. what do you want the american people to know why it should be waived in the case of mattis? >> in the case law of 1946, we are just coming out of world war ii. and this is the time for the department of defense to be led by competence and by a warrior. he faces three great challenges. number one, we have to shore up our allies to restore trust. two, we have to restore capability in the front lines. our troops are frustrated, equipment is aging and we are untrained. lastly, he's got to cut to the bureaucracy of the department of
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defense. reported yesterday, $125 billion worth of waste. and there's been several secretaries before that have attempted this, rumsfeld, gates, all have talked about it, but i think we need a warrior in order to cut the red tape and return it to what it needs to be, defending our country. >> why is a warrior better to cut through the red tape? >> i think if you're going to fight the bureaucracy, you need to take in someone looking at the core priorities of the defense. core capability at the front line, make sure that our troops in harm's way have what they need, the acquisition process, we should be competitive of a number of years for development just as china and russia can turn around their weapon systems in three to five years. we're at 17. so i think it needs a fresh look. and it needs someone who is not politically correct and willing to take on the tough task. that is general mattis. >> a hypothetical for you,
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something god forbids happens where the enemy does something to america. president trump is infuriated and says, i want to do the same thing to these people. everything is on the table. would general mattis bow to that command from the commander in chief or stick by what he says about what he believes about torture and what he believes does and doesn't work on the field of battle? >> you know, i followed general mattis in fallujah. in fact, my book talks about that. and general mattis is the most reluctant to go to war, but he understands if you go to war, you go to war to win. in the case of waterboarding, he believes it's more successful, his quote was a six pack and a cigarette. i think that is a great perspective. but if there's an individual that has knowledge that would save new york city from destruction, the entire city, personally, there is nothing i
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wouldn't do to make sure i had the information, if i knew the information that the individual had. so it's a balancing act. but we face a different world than what we did even a decade ago. and there are elements out there that want to destroy our country. we're looking at a rise of persia or iran that could very well have a nuclear weapon. what if a nuclear weapon was imminent in the united states, what would you not do if you were president to protect our people? >> that's where the law and the standard comes in, right, congressman? i want to be clear what point you're making, is that general mattis doesn't believe in torture or that under circumstances he might change his opinion and believe in torture if there were something imminent that he was really afraid of? >> well, you have to define what torture is. i think, too. >> we have, right? you have standing federal law about it. that's what made trump's comments so insidiary during the campaign. waterboarding, was it an example of what they found, did it hurt them more than help them.
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mattis seems to agree, will he hold on to a belief if he becomes at odds with the commander in chief? >> well, i think it goes to the judgment of our president-elect. he picked a secretary of defense that had an opposing view. and so i think, you know, i think the president-elect trump certainly supports and respects general mattis' view in the manner and probably would be his chief adviser in such times. >> i'm asking you that because i think it's a key component of what you're going to hear at the hearings from the democrats. i don't believe that they have the votes they would neat, i'm sure you don't either, although the risk is that a couple republicans get turned off. and a key concern will be that it's okay to have a military man in there if he has a backbone to stand up for what he believes is right, even if he winds up being at odds with the president of the united states. do you believe that mattis has that kind of backing? >> most certainly he has demonstrated that before. and i can tell you also, every
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veteran that i know is strong and behind general mattis. if there's a senate that values votes in their district about supporting veterans, then that vote should be awfully easy. >> and it must be said that there's a lot of support on both sides of the aisle early on for general mattis. and that is not common with some of donald trump's other picks as president-elect for his cabinet. last question, on the macro level, of changing the war on terror, we saw president obama and president-elect trump hold forth on different rationales of whether to get in or get out. where is your head on whether or not america needs an eye on dealing with the situation like the humanitarian crisis on the ground in syria, even if it seems as though it would be easier to stay home. where is your head on whether or not sometimes you have to go in there and help make things right? >> well, the war in syria is a humanitarian disaster. but to your point, we need a policy. the military supports a greater
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policy. and we are rutterless in syria and rutterless in iraq and iran. so general mattis can tell us how to support that policy. but unless you have a policy, the military really struggles to define objectives, resources, and we tend to be drifting along what we are right now. but on your point about humanitarian assistance, i think we're a great country. and we can make sure we do provide aid and a sanctuary in northern syria probably is the right move. >> congressman zinke, thank you for your perspective on general mattis. looking forward to seeing you on the show again. we have breaking news right now. we first told you about this in our last hour. officials say a pakistan international airlines passenger plane has crashed. the officials say the plane went down near the border of afghanistan and pakistan. the plane was carrying 40
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people. right now there's no word on whether there are any survivors. so we'll stay on top of what happened here. another catastrophe unfolding in that part of the world. at least 97 people confirmed dead, 73 seriously injured, after a big earthquake, 6.5 rocking indonesia it. struck as morning prayers were getting underway. dozens of buildings, homes and mosques reduced to rubble. the emergency crews on the screen are trying to use heavy equipment as they need to use their hands to dig through debris searching for any signs of life. this catastrophe just beginning to be understood. we'll stay on it. so a dui suspect and known gang member leading l.a. police on a high-speed chase for more than an hour last night. sparks were flying as you can see off the rear rim. that was after a tire blew during this pursuit. police backed off a pit maneuver after getting word that the suspect might be armed.
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this chase finally ending with suspects hitting a truck blocking the road. the driver was safely taken into custody. oh, my gosh. one of those fine lines for police, when to pursue and when not. a lot of criticism of media loving the coverage of it, does it spur it? >> it's dangerous any way you slice it. if you pursue the person or don't pursue the person, but we have not been seeing as many high-speed chases. or maybe we have not been covering them. >> and police are always updating their tactics, too, in terms of how they deal with this. so what will president obama's legacy be? cnn's fareed zakaria asked the president what he wants to be remembered for. it's a big interview, next.
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donald trump has been urged to take a pragmatic strategy in taking on the foreign policy doctri doctrine. fareed zakaria is here.
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what strategy should donald trump take? >> he should focus instead on the big picture. donald trump has been against getting us in wars. both of them want the lighter footprint. the big difference is in the speech yesterday, president obama emphasizes it is really important to put isis and terrorism in context. it is not an existential threat to the united states. more americans drown in their bathtubs every year than are killed by international terrorists. and so don't overreact. don't shred the constitution. don't sacrifice civil liberties because this is a manageable threat. that piece, i think he and trump, he's mr. underreaction from the business circle. >> and there's also a fundamental distinction. one is in office, one was on the
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outside critiquing the office. let's play a piece of the documentary tonight and then we'll discuss it. >> let me ask you if it is possible in your position to be completely honest and say, the rise of the islamic state surprised you. it took you by surprise. it took the administration by surprise. >> the ability of isil to initiate major land offenses, that was not on my intelligence radar screen. >> so when you take on the task like tonight, the word legacy is so subjective. the presidency is such a victim of perception versus reality, what were you able to get from the president in terms of where you think his head is, in terms
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of what matters most about how he's remembered for the fight against isis and his legacy in general? >> i think -- he's clearly somebody who thinks about this very deeply. how would history remember him? what are the most important things he did? he said during the campaign in 2008, ronald reagan was one of the most important presidents of his lifetime because he fundamentally changed the trajectory of a america in a way that richard nixon did not and bill clinton did not. so his aspiration was to be a transformational president. so he focuses in on the big picture, on the big bets he was able to make on health care, on energy policy. one of the things i was struck by is when you ask him where he thinks his legacy was most important, it is not combatting climate change or transforming energy's profile. so now we are a green superpower. we have this incredible solar
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power and wind. on terrorism, i think it is what i was saying, he feels like he handled the problem. isis is badly beaten back, but he didn't overreact. he was disciplined about not invading another country and not, you know, doing things that would look back on to see a certain amount of shame just because of the momentary panic to do so. he really prizes his discipline. if you remember, there was a moment he was asked about policy and he said, don't do stupid stuff. >> in terms of his legacy tonight in the primetime special, a lot of that is being rolled back. if you look at the things for health care, one of the first orders of business in the republican congress is to repeal and replace obamacare. if you look at the iran nuclear deal, that is one of the first orders of business, president-elect trump says he wants to dismantle and said it was horrible.
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tpp, that is not going forward. normalized relations with cuba, how do we know what is going to happen now with cuba? so all of these legacy-building things might actually end up not having much saying power. >> you made the perfect pitch for the documentary. because it started out as a kind of retrospective about obama. it has turned into a cliffhanger. because at every segment, we look at all the issues in every segment, the question we had to grapple with, what part of it is going to be erased? what part of it is going to be endured? i think some of it will be harder to overturn than you think. the iran deal, for example, it's a very complex international deal that has achieved an extraordinary thing where iran is not pursuing a nuclear weapon. if you overturn it, the iranians have a green light and nobody else is going to reimpose sanctions. so it would be a dumb thing to do. and i actually think it's highly unlikely they will pull out of the iran deal.
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there are others where executive orders they'll be able to do. but as i say, the documentary has turned into a cliffhanger. >> that's a good tease. >> but it's great because it's the difference between perception and reality. these things will be repealed, will they really? it is good to discuss. fareed, thank you very much. >> watch fareed's special report "the legacy of barack obama" tonight at 9:00 on cnn. president-elect trump is the "time" person on the year. but what it says under the headline is leading to a lot of discussion this morning. >> bottom line.
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big headline, president-elect trump is "time" magazine the person of the year. they call him president of the divided states of america. mr. trump gave his thoughts on that cover just moments ago. >> when you say divides states of america, i didn't divide
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america. i think writing divided is starky, but it is divided. i'm not president yet, so i didn't do anything to divide. >> let's get to the bottom line, the cnn political director david challian. there's no doubt president-elect trump is thriving off a derivative campaign. >> let's be honest, we are highlighting whether or not he's responsible for any of it. >> the answer is yes. there's no question mark at tend of it. he's trying to do a pivot now. the question is, can he be effective, what will it take to be effective for him to go from the great divider, that's how he got the in there on fear and division, to go and be united. >> to me that's an open question.
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i find it interesting, if you watched him in fayetteville and listened to the remarks on the "today" show responding to the sub-head, you see this is a challenge of his and it is mission critical. he seems to want to bring the country together. he's getting a post-election bounce. but when compared historically to his predecessors, he's so far below because of the divisiveness. he sees that as something to fix. last night he said, you know, the poll numbers are great. and he says, we're not talking about the numbers anymore. we are unifying. he's reminding himself that this is something he really wants to do. because i think he knows, getting this thing kicked off on the right foot slarnis largely dependent on how he does. >> let's be honest, it's hard to accept the moniker of uniter after this campaign. there needs to be some personal
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responsibility. there was violence, there is still hate crimes spiking because of rhetoric, et cetera. you can't erase that. >> totally. >> but who is going to be the moniker of uniting? himself. >> yes, but i don't buy it into. >> he's never going to be the kum-b kum-bah-ya president. in watching him and seeing this as a challenge and starting to portray himself, trying to halt his language, even when the press started getting booed at the rally last night in north carolina. he tried to tamper that down. he's trying to deal with the fact that he knows he's elected now and does have to be the president of all americans. even though i think you're right, it's going to be very hard to heal the doubt. >> he's one of the smallest
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percentages of the popular vote ever. >> no, he didn't win the popular vote. >> no, he won the election, the electoral college. he's president of the united states. but he won with one of the smallest percentages of the popular vote in american history. does that make sense now? >> yes. even if hillary clinton won the popular vote, i see. >> i'm saying he won, and i think it is a meaningful distinction. because a lot of people say she didn't win, she lost. our system is the electoral college. >> he won the popular vote. >> right. he knows that. what works in his favor is the idea that he didn't win. the media's got to be careful about that because it hurts your integrity. >> that's not what we're saying. >> the idea that he won with the small percentage is hampering him. the question is, what can he do about it? he's impressive with his picks.
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mattis, tell us why this is big. and tell us why donald trump said the secretary of state pick is coming out next week. >> the general mattis pick is huge. this was him wanting to show he's going to be able to run the national security of the country that this general buys into that notion. that's one. secoretary of state, huge. he brought up the ceo of exxon. >> we'll learn more about him because he's a stronger choice. if you have never heard his name. >> he has extensive global relationships with vladimir putin from his -- >> democratic ties as well. >> democratic ties as well. but a strong conservative on climate change working with democrats, no doubt. but mitt romney is not out of the running. he said mitt romney is still very much in the running. and he said, we have really come a long way in our relationship. >> no mention of rudy giuliani.
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>> i wonder if he'll decide in the next week. >> i think he wants that third leg done. the national security adviser, defense secretary, i think he wants to get that in there. >> david, thank you. >> sure. fdr called it a date which will live in infamy 75 years after the attack on pearl harbor. a survivor looks back. .) here . ♪ ♪ 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 2016 lincoln mkx with zero down and complementary first month's payment.
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today marks 75 years since the japanese ambushed the navy's pacific fleet. now we have a survivor opening up about that day, a truly somber day in u.s. history. kyung lah has his story. >> reporter: ask him the living to living to 95 and good health, he'll say love of horse racing and a lot of experience in surviving. do you think, i'm a war hero? >> no, no, oh, gosh. just the opposite. you think what you could have done or didn't do. >> the japanese have attacked pearl harbor. >> reporter: 75 years ago, wilborn stood aboard the "uss"
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ship. what did it feel like? >> it just seems unreal. >> they paid a big price for us to be free. >> reporter: how old were you here? >> i was 24. 25. >> reporter: they have pictures of their father's purple heart. but wilborn never talked about world war ii, until for reasons no one can explain, just started talking. >> i am sad to say, i didn't get a tape recorder to get it. >> reporter: and he hasn't stopped sharing horrors, the men he couldn't save aboard the "uss oklahoma." >> you could hear tapping on the wall, people in there thinking they were going to get rescued. after about two days maybe and the third day, it stopped. there was no more.
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>> reporter: more than 400 men died on the "oklahoma." 75 years later, you can still recall that sound. >> oh, gosh, yes. and i think it's about the saddest thing i saw in the navy. i don't know, you seemed so helpless. >> reporter: unlike many survivors, wilborn never went back to pearl harbor. that's changing this year, 75 years later, he's returning since the first day of infamy. what changed? why did you start thinking about it? >> it's a sad day. but you try to get it out of your mind and it don't go. >> reporter: so the survivor faces one last battle of his own memories. kyung lah, cnn, collinsville, illinois. >> what a great story there. >> finally going back. that will be some moment. >> oh, my gosh. still ahead, we continue to
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learn more about the people lost in the horrible oakland warehouse fire. we'll speak to a mother who lost her only son, a young father of twins. but first, alex jenkinson is pursuing her dream as a singer. but before she became an artist, she struggled with her identity as a woman. dr. sanjay gupta has more in this "turning points." when she was born, doctors checked male on her birth certificate. despite having masculine traits, she was not a boy. >> i was diagnosed when i was about 4. it was partially insensitivity disorder. >> reporter: it is when the organs do not typically fit male or female. >> my parents raised me as just a person. >> reporter: as a teen, alex struggled with her identity and was bullied in school. >> in 2011, i believe, i
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attempted to take my own life. for so long i carried the words people were saying to me. kind of blaming myself, feeling like i was not worth anything. >> reporter: alex was treated for anxiety and depression. and slowly began to embrace her true self. she took steps to overcome her physical insecurities. >> i went through facial feminization surgeries and breast augmentation. now i finally feel alive for the first time. >> now she's pursuing her dream of singing. she's releasing her debut album early next year and hopes to inspire others through her music. >> i want to share my story just showcasing we all have differences, loving who you are through that, it's just so important. >> "turning points" bragt to you
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our next guest lost her 36-year-old son alex along with his fiance hannah. they were attending a late night party when the fire broke out. joining me is emily grabshaw. those are beautiful pictures you're sharing. i'm so sorry on your loss. this is devastating on so many levels because alex and his fiance hannah were killed. what can you tell me about the beautiful couple? >> they were very much in love. hannah just got here not that long ago. >> from finland? >> from finland. >> so she was visiting him when this happened? >> they were coming to plan their future. she was not just visiting. he was working in california and
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she had her business in finland. and they met on a set working together. and they -- they had a relationship, a long distance relationship for almost a year. and then they decided after i met her. she left everything to be with him until his contract was over. and then he planned to move to finland and work there. he had -- he had a lot of things waiting for him. >> it sounds like it. your granddaughters, have you told them about the tragedy? >> their mother -- we're working on it today. it's a very difficult process. they are only 4. and their father was already
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away from them. and a lot of communication was done through facetime. and if they had a nightmare, they could call him. now, we're going to have to tell them, you can't call him. >> right. it's so hard. i mean, they are only 4. so i don't know where you begin today to break that news to them. >> you pray. you pray. you pray. >> who do you hold responsible for this tragedy? >> i hold the manager. i hold the business owners. i certainly hold the city. i don't think they did their job thoroughly. everybody that's involved in making the artists, the most beautiful people in the world, without them, life wouldn't be pleasant. >> because this was an artist's community, it was living in
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there. as you know, the manager of the building, he has been trying to explain himself. people have been holding him responsible once it was learned that the proper permits were not gotten for this to be a residential building. but there was overcrowding. so let me play for you the response that he gave yesterday. >> okay. >> listen to this. >> am i the manager that should be held accountable? did i build something with the -- what am i going to say to that? should i be held accountable? i can barely stand here right now. i'm only here to say one thing, that i'm incredibly sorry. and that everything that i did was to make this a stronger, more beautiful community. and to bring people together. people didn't walk through those doors because it was a horrible place. people didn't seek us out to perform and express themselves because it was a horrible place. >> now he didn't live there.
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should he be held responsible? >> of course. he knew. who doesn't know? he's not a child. >> what did he know? >> he knew the place was not safe. he didn't live there. why didn't he live there? it wasn't safe. it was -- the artists already are broke. they were paying a lot of money for absolutely nothing. it's not today. it's not yesterday. it's been going on. >> was your son worried about the conditions there? did he ever express that? >> my son is a very intelligent man. my son has a future. my son didn't go there to die with his fiance. he's not suicidal. my son did not know. my son only went to support his artist community like he has always done. >> yeah. >> and he would not take his fiance or himself there. he has daughters.
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>> and he wasn't living there, i should be clear. he went there for the party. a lot of people went there for the party. this was a party venue where people would go. some people were living there and they did sometimes express to that manager that they were worried that the conditions were getting out of hand. and that they could be dangerous. >> sure. >> but i know that you were saying that it's outrageous how the manager is responding. what can he do? >> at this point, i don't know. make amends and take responsibility. you're wrong. that's a big responsibility. whatever happens happens. >> emily, we're so sorry for your loss. thank you for sharing the pictures and personal story about your son with us. we are praying for you. >> you can't believe -- you can't imagine the loss. you can't imagine the loss. alex's father's totally, totally devastated. he can't even come out. i'm the only one who can.
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when the light goes on and says, we need to make quilts for gatlinburg. >> just do something about it. that's mary stewart. she gathered a group of people to help make dozens of quilts for the fire victims. and guess what? it ain't just about quilts. >> people stepped up and said, we'll help. we'll come in. we'll bring some quilts. and the community is so warm. >> ordinary people doing something extraordinary. we plan on making equipmequiltsd to the victims throughout the month. >> that's beautiful. that's a gesture of their own handiwork and it keeps people warm. there's a lot of news to tell you about. we'll get you to the newsroom with poppy harlow in for carol costello. >> hi, everyone. thank you for being with us. "newsroom" begins right now. good morning, everyone.
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i'm poppy harlow in for carol costello. a lot of news to get to. president-elect donald trump says he'll announce new members of his administration both today and tomorrow. and we have breaking news on that right now. sources are telling us terry bransad is the ambassador to china. given all that he's said on the trail, this is a really important post. we'll dig in to that. also, you're looking at the cover of "time" magazine, namely donald trump, the person of the year. trump also saying that the most coveted role, secretary of state, probably will not be revealed until next week. he also said mitt romney's still in the running. trump newly named as "time" magazine's man of the year pushing back against the headline which raieads, preside of the divided united states of america. his most ferocious critic mitt romney is still being considered for secretary of state. listen. >> is he still under consideration? >> yes, he is. >> does he have a chance to

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