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each other a little better. >> that makes sense. >> i feel like one of these women could end up being my wife or at my fiance for a while. >> aren't we all sharks looking for a spouse? breaking news, donald trump looking at ways to rein in power of the director of national tlins. this in the midst of his twitter feud with the very people who risk their lives to protect us. now what will happen when top intelligence chiefs brief trump face-to-face this coming friday. plus, inauguration day just 16 days away. and the members of the marching band of one historically black college are at odds over whether they should perform. is it political correctness? or is it standing on principle.
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we'll discuss all that, but i want to get to fareed zakaria and jim shciuttsciutto. tonight cnn has learned that donald trump is working on ways to limit the power of the direct of national intelligence. >> this is not new. a recommendation was started from the post 9/11 panel to get better communication with all the agencies which was issued pre-9/ pre-9/11. since then, a lot of the agency heads have been concerned about bureaucracy. you have this overarching authority in the dni, does it actually shore with the interest of the intelligence community. there are lots of talk about how to change this. now here is donald trump saying does this work well. now to be clear, our reporting
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is that michael flynn, who so donald trump's national security adviser is one of the drivers of this, and just so we know the history of this, he was pushed out as head of the defense intelligence agency in part by the director of national tleps. so there's some background there. i will say on the other side, i've spoken to heads at the other intelligence agencies through the last couple years who have bristled at the bureaucracy of having an overarching director of national intelligence. does it work. there are bureaucratic issues and political issues here, and the question is, how does that actually play out under a trump administration. >> let's discuss more. fareed, what's your take? >> you know, i think on this, trump has some reasonable suspicions and skepticism. the intelligence community in t united states is crazy large. we spend something like $66 billion, $67 billion on intelligence a year. there are 900,000 people with
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top secret classifications, and as 9/11 our solution to having 15 agencies, 16 agencies was to create one more layer of bureaucracy on top of them. so something has gone wrong with the system. i don't think we get $67 billion worth of intelligence. i think it's way too bureaucratic. i think some kind of streamlining would make a lot of sense. the danger here is that trump is sort of mixing this up with this whole separate issue of russian hacking the credibility of that hacking, and the two are not related at all. you could want to streamline intelligence without doing that. and secondly, he's going to make it very hard to do genuine reforms, because the intelligence community is now so guarded, perhaps even up in arms against him. >> because now people will wondering, he's not necessarily challenging the findings. he's sort of mornicking them, right? just the latest thing he put on
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twitter, the so-called briefing on russian hacking was delayed till friday, perhaps more time to build a case, very strange. that's mocking. >> unlike the weapons of mass destruction. dick cheney almost forced the intelligence agencies to provide the conclusions they were looking for. this is a case in which all 16 agencies have independently concluded from what they can tell that this is highly likely it was russian hacking. two security firms have conclude that it was probably russia that d did it. so at the very least, you'd want to hear the case, because it seems to be a very serious and credible one. >> his defense of russia and vladimir putin is mind-boggling to a lot of people, and they're increasingly becoming alarmed by
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it, is it because he's sensitive about any suggestion that he didn't win outright, that he got any help from the russians, might that explain it? >> listen, i don't know. i've asked a lot of people that very same question, don. what is the driving force behind the skepticism of, as fareed says, the judgment of all 16 intelligence agencies, and i should note with confidence, their october 17th statement, before the election, before donald trump won, was with confidence, and intelligence agencies don't often make judgments with confidence. there is often nuance, this is one there was not disagreement, theres what not questioning of. it's not just democrats saying this. it's republicans, republican speaker of the house, republican majority leader in the senate, mccain, graham, et cetera, are convinced based on what they've seen of the intelligence, russia's behind it. why is donald trump pushing back? it's a real question.
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no one knows what's inside his head, but what we do know are the real dangers of this, right? is that on this issue, because, you know, it's the consensus view of the u.s. intelligence community that not only did russia hack the election, but that they are a threat to u.s. national security. then the question becomes, in the future, with future threats. north korea, nuclear capability. the next terror threat to the u.s. homeland, where is u.s. confidence in that intelligence assessment if the president-elect, soon to be president, has said the intelligence community should not be believed. there are real consequences to this. >> fareed, it's beyond just the hacking, which is really important. but he has been very pro-russia, very pro-putin all along. is it business ties? is it money? i mean, what is going on here? >> you know, nobody knows, and on the business ties, one has it to say -- >> people are saying, what does putin have on him? >> and on the business ties, it
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is worth reminding everyone that donald trump never released his tax returns, after promising that he would do them. and that does lead to some reasonable suspicion. my own gut is, it probably isn't that. maybe there are some loans from russian oligarchs tied to putin, but he seems to have developed a fascination for putin personally and the fact that he's very strong and effective and doesn't have to deal with all the constraints of democracy. berlusconi of italy had a similar fascination with putin. so there are some of these populist leaders who see in putin this kind of man on a horse who's willing to get things done. what they don't seem to realize, and what trump doesn't seem to spend enough time focussing on is what he is trying to do is systematically undermine western democracy, western interests, nato, the european union, all these things that the united states has spent 75 years building and they've created the largely prosperous world that we
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live in. >> some of that, if that's what's not wanting to divest his business, then, you know, maybe his ties to russia and other countries will be exposed, and that wouldn't be good for him. >> you know, this is one of the reasons why every president since richard nixon has released his tax returns. >> jim sciutto, in an interview that last night wick ekileaks founder julian assange denied that the leak came from the of russians. >> can you tell the american people 1,000% you did not get it from russia or anybody associated with russia? >> we can say, we have said, repeatedly over the last two months, that our source is not the russian government, and it is not state party. >> what should we make of this, tim? >> listen. why trust julian assange? lay it right out there. julian assange and wickileakwik
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their mission statement is to undermine secrecy based conspiracy. on that list, they list the u.s. government. their publicly-stated intention is to undermine the u.s. and other western governments and they focus their attention on that. going back to exposing documents on the u.s. military, including u.s. military service members deployed abroad. u.s. diplomatic cables. there's a long history here of making and a target of the u.s. so the idea that julian assange is a trustworthy source on where he got this information is just unimaginable. and don't trust me, okay? and don't even listen to the obama administration or the democrats. listen to republicans on this. mitch mcconnell, paul ryan, lindsey dpram, john mccain, tom cotton, they've all said the same today.
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it's almost unfathomable to understand why the u.s. president-elect is investing confidence in julian assange on this issue. >> when wikileaks happened, donald trump's response characteristically in a tweet was, there should be the death penalty for it things like this. so he has gone from -- >> can i till you what he said? because he sided with him in a tweet saying even julian assange said a 14 year old -- but he said he was, well, he was wanted by swedish authorities. this is what intelligence officials are saying, excuse me. he's wanted by swedish authorities over sexual assault al dpagss. he has lived in the ecuadorian embassy since 2012, published confidential information on the iraq war, posted hacked e-mails from dnc and the clinton campaign, but, again -- >> and for all those reasons, donald trump said there should be the death penalty against wikileaks, but i'm even willing
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to take him at his word, because it was a very carefully crafted response. what assange said, i have said this of about, our source was not the russian government. of course his source is not the russian government. the russian government is not stupid. there are probably many, many links between the hacking that was done and the person who eventually gave it to assange. assange says it could have been a 14 year old hacker. there are two firms that have pointed out that it was highly unlikely that was the case. this is a spearfishing expedition, where you're looking at hundreds, maybe thousands of potential e-mail addresses, not just john podesta's. the same method and the same unit that it seems to have done hacking in eastern ukraine. now how many 14 year old kids on their bid are simultaneously harking the democratic national committee and ukraine?
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it's pretty powerful that there is a russian link. >> i want you to weigh in, i want to ask you this question. what kind of incentive does their push back by trump give the intelligence community? are they going to give him information that only he wants to hear? >> assange said source not the russian government. let me raise an outlandish possibility here. julian assange is playing donald trump, right? he's playing us, because his incentive, right, is to undermine the western system. >> putin is doing the same thing. >> i'm not investing him with that intention. he's written that in many essays and manifestos, so yes, he can possibly say the source was not the russian government or state actors, but we know that russia, in this hacking, used non-state actors to hack the u.s. system. so it's a very reasonable possibility. what does it mean for the u.s.? and elsewhere? listen, we have to be very
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skeptical of those claims, just as we are of any claims, but if there's anybody you want to be skeptical of, it's julian assange on these kinds of issues. i think we just have to take this kind of thing, these kind of charges with a grain of salt. >> quickly. >> the point of the question you were asking, the next time we have to do a green strike, the next time we have to convince governments to support us. the president of the united states will be present being the world with the confident conclusions of the intelligence community that he has just undermined. >> and you can see late-breaking news coming in on fareed zakaria's phone. he's always working. when we come back, donald trump seems to trust julian assange now, but that's not what he said a few years ago, what does it mean for our
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u.s. intelligence officials telling cnn they are increasingly dismayed by donald trump's attacks. joining us, james woolsey and kiersten powers. listen, ambassador, it's amazing thing when you stand back and think that the president-elect, it appears to be siding against all the u.s. intelligence agencies and every senior member of his own party in favor of russia, and in concert with julian aassange.
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what's your reaction on this? >> i don't see it as signing up with assange, for example. i think he's been skeptical for some time of the intelligence community, and he's said some fairly tough things, but they're going to have to get used to working for a new boss. he's the one who won the election. and the intelligence community was, frankly, i think, ready, willing and able to support hillary, but they were really stunned and not quite ready to try to figure out how to deal with the winner. and i think it's going to take a little benefit time -- >> do you think this is a partisan issue for intelligence officials? >> not in a party sense, no, but i do think, i've talked to a number of people in the last
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several weeks, and i do think there was a lot, there were a lot more people in the intelligence business who were ready to work for their, hillary clinton. >> so you think they would give donald trump or hillary clinton different intelligence, based upon one being a democrat and one being a republican? >> no, i don't think they give different intelligence, but what i do think is happening is that there's been a lot of negative statements coming out of the intelligence community, which basically says, we prefer to work for hillary clinton rather than donald trump, but they don't get to decide. >> with all due respect, ambassador, do you think the intelligence is wrong? >> which intelligence? >> the intelligence that said russia interfered with the election or hacked the election? >> i think, certainly, there has been some vigorous russian activity. i think there's no doubt about that. but the key thing is, did it
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have or have a chance to have any impact on the vote counting, on the voting machines, and it looks like, a, whoever did it, maybe some of it, of course russian, was not successful in getting anything done in the voting machines. and also -- >> any intelligence agency -- change the outcome -- >> that's right. >> but they did scan voter rolls. >> there's an important point, which is that in an op ed in the wall street journal today, it makes clear that the software that was being used here is really quite primprimitive. and there are thousands and thousands as the article puts it, of networks that have been hacked to some extent by this software. so you're not in a world in which it looks like any of this has had any impact on who won
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the election, which is good. what we need to do is make sure that we get these machines operating correctly and the right kinds of them within the next two years so this kind of risk and danger doesn't loom up again and things that have no paper trail cannot, devices like that cannot effectively be checked after the effect in recounts. >> i want kiersten to get in. every single intelligence agency has said that russia had some role in the election, and, as i pointed out to the ambassador, they don't believe it would have changed the outcome of the election, although they did scan voter rolls, which is frightening that they could get that far. what do you think about what the ambassador just said? >> i think the one question i would have for ambassador is you have been a former cia officials, would you listen to
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julian assange or the intelligence officials? >> i wouldn't listen to julian assange. i think i is quite a ne'er do well. >> so you would listen to the cia over julian assange? >> i don't have to pick just the cia analysts. i mentioned the author of the article in the wall street journal today. neither is he julian assange, nor is he somebody who works for the cia. >> but you'd lien to somebody from aei over the cia analysts? >> i would listen to someone who i think is making a coe gent point, and doing it with good evidence. i don't start from the proposition of i'll listen to x, pau because i like him or don't like him. >> you have 16 intelligence agencies that are basically -- >> here's the thing.
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>> let's not forget, this is not just about russia, this is also about the dnc and podesta as well. >> i actually don't think there's a problem with what donald trump is saying about some of the plitization of intelligence. i think the question is, where is he getting this alternate theory, right, so if you are going to say that the analysts aren't giving you good information and you're coming up with this other stream of information, where is it coming from? who's giving it to you? that's what i don't understand. >> he knows more. >> but from whom? >> he's going to present more in the next day or so. >> but who is he getting this information from, even theoretically, i don't understand. >> this is what donald trump said about julian assange in 2010 about the wikileaks documents. >> he's going to talk about wikileaks, you had nothing to do with -- >> i think it's disgraceful. >> you do think it's disgraceful? >> i think it should be the death penalty or something. >> he said he should get the death penalty.
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he said, his assessment went from criminal to credible. >> and sarah palin has come out and now i guess he's siding with trump, now suddenly, he's a wonderful human being. i personally, look, he's a very nefarious figure. he's been accused of rape for example. that doesn't mean that all the information he releases is inaccurate. you can look at the information and consider it, but, as was pointed out earlier, he's someone who stated as one of his central goals is to undermine the unit, a the united states, and donald trump is going to be the president of the united states. when we come back, donald trump tweeting a warning to his fellow republicans about repealing obamacare, why he's telling them to be careful. this is the food system.
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a 51-48 vote in the senate today would mark the end of obamacare, but do republicans have a plan for the health care system once they repeal the law? joining us is editor in chief of "the daily beast", and margaret hoover. dun, dun, dun. >> i love that, can you do that avenue time y every time you introduce me? >> do you think's a battle
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royale? >> we're going to keep our promises to end illegal immigration. we'll invest in rebuilding our military as our commander in chief marshals strategies, but the first order of business is to repeal and replace obamacare. >> not isis, not immigration, is that a good strategy for republicans? >> i think what's really interesting about what happened with pence today, he is, you have to raid betweead between t. he is a true blue, he's a conservative. he has all the elements of paul ryan and the conservatives. everybody needs to know that republicans are going to be true to their word. on the other hand, pence's boss,
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the republicans the republican's president-elect is saying, whoa, whoa, whoa. what's the plan to replace. so he is the perfect person to say this is our priority. but he warned republicans and conservatives to be careful not to hurt individual americans by repealing too precipitously and not to disrupt the marketplace. this goes along with trump's tweet. he was saying let the democrats own the failure. >> republicans must be careful in that the dems own the failed obamacare disaster with this poor coverage, massive increases. dems are to blame for the mess. it will fall oni its own weight be careful. if you read between the lines, it sounds as if as you said during the break.
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a re-prapded obamacare. it's a sticker, you put it right over the top. >> he's a master of branding. first of all, he used to support single payer. then he was going to replace it with something terrific. the parameters have been set up since they moved to a more reality of a responsible governing, keep coverage for preexisting conditions. if your kid's under 26, stay on your plan, and, as kellyanne conway said, they want to make sure that everyone currently is covered doesn't have that taken away. that makes change very difficult. you can say you want to buy policies across state lines, but if you don't take care of those other things you're going to have a budget buster on your hands. already a debt increase. so fiscal conservatism is out
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the win didow. you've got to deal with actual legislation. that's going to be a nightmare. >> president obama urged democrats not to rescue republicans when it comes to figuring out what to replace obamacare. and trump care, is it good for the goose and good for the gander? >> it's hysterical. president obama doesn't want to own his title signature anymore? fine, give it to trump? what is that about? but the challenges, the exchanges are on the precipice of failing, okay? this is going to happen. if the republican repeal quickly, that will only expedite the failure of the exchanges and the republicans will own it. it will be trump care at that point of and he will own that failure. that's why he is warning republicans to be careful and measured and thorough about a replacement. >> why would pence say this is our first order of business?
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>> i believe he's an emsarai, the perfect bridge to go between conservatives. >> we're already getting conservative think tanks like aei saying repeal and delay will be dangerous. that there are real fundamental problems with anything representing a co-heernt replace strategy, because that's been nothing but a slogan for almost a decade now. and when the head of the house ways and means committee said think were not going to do restrur infrastructure in the next 100 days. >> how will that be received? you're saying he's an emissary. want to see obamacare replaced and infrastructure reform. >> trump has an enormous amount,
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he doesn't have a grace period, and he has a lot of good will with the republican conference. they haven't had this much opportunity to pass policy reforms in the last decade, and they certainly didn't see it around the corner. so i think's got goodwill. look, tax reform is also on the books. there are other policy reforms that conservatives will be happy. >> no, no, no, stop. no, but look. this is a guy who not in while losing the popular vote by 3 million. there's not a mandate here. public infrastructure is one of the few things that donald trump and hillary clinton agreed on. there's a national consensus that that's needed, and yet to put that on the pack burner and promote the most divisive elements for the next 100 years, that's not good for business. that's not good for making a deal that can try to unite the american people. >> to be fair, a lot of other things are going to be happening in the first hundred days.
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>> such as? >> oh, i don't now, a scotus appointment. there's a lot of juice, a lot of firepower is lost, i mean democrats and republicans. that's going to take up a lot of oxygen. >> but so far, if you read between the lines and what's going on here, it's sort of like he's at odds with his own party on he ethics commission. he's not fighting with democrats. he's fighting with republicans. >> they all knew that the guy who was running on the republican nomination didn't believe in entitlements, so, but that's the thing. republicans have been, we've been wanting to rye foeform and different things, and the party is getting reform not by us. >> you're politically homeless
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worse than were you in the obama era. >> you get what you vote for. >> have you seen "hamilton"? >> yes. >> you know how jefferson says that financial system is a work of genius, you can't dismantle it? i've even tried? this is obamacare. >> they're going to try. >> thank you so much. i'm telling you, it's going to be obamacare with a trump sticker over it. >> i like it, rebranding. the members of a marching band at odds over whether to perform at donald trump's inaugural parade.
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the members of the marching band at talladega college at odds over invitation to perform at inaugural parade. historically black college and president will decide whether or not they will perform. victor blackwell is there for us this evening. good evening. president of the college supposed to make a decision. what's the latest? >> that decision was supposed to have come long before now. we were told all morning that the president billy hawkins would tell us on camera on campus whether or not the college band would be performing. that never happened. in fact learned that the president wasn't on campus or in the state. huddled in orlando with the board of trustees. unable to make decision while the furor continues online.
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talladega college's tornado marching band at center of storm. the hit historically black college facing back lalash aftet was announced it would form at the inaugural parade. >> living in poverty, schools are no good. you have no jobs. what the hell do you have to lose? >> response on twitter and facebook to the participation immediate and emotional. there is no honor in performing for one of the world's most racist people, donald trump. one man writes. another writing shame on you. while others feeling nearly 300 band members should participate. one woman writing she's proud of the school for breaking barriers of racism. another urging students to go for it. >> really? seriously? no.
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>> when shirley farrell heard about this potential role, started petition urging college to withdraw. so nar there have been over 1300 signatures. member of the band launched counterpetition, it's no the about politics but seeing firsthand the process of a transition. farrell still thinks bad idea. >> we're the oldest historically black college in alabama. we have a reputation of fighting for freedom and equal rights and justice, and he doesn't stand for any of that. >> reporter: farrell says three was most offended by trump's rally in birmingham. a man was beaten in the crowd. >> he seemed to encourage that with his words and his behavior. >> reporter: trump doubled down
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several days later. >> maybe he should have been roughed up, because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing. >> i don't want the school to even have the appearance of supporting him. >> reporter: the #talladega college trends on twitter. but we asked, should the band march? >> i think it would be good exposure for talladega college. >> reporter: you think they should go? >> yeah, they should go. >> it's great do have them represent him. a lot of people try to put him down that he's against black people and one thing and another, which he's not. >> it all boils down to what is good for the college and the students. they need it. >> reporter: don, this narrative that a final desis has not been made only developed after the backlash began. we tonight have obtained the documents, the application from the school to the inaugural committee, asking to participate, and the confirmation that the school had been selected. on paper, this was already a go.
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>> so victor, we don't know until the president decides if the band will actually show up, correct? >> reporter: that's true. we're expecting an answer tomorrow, possibly on friday, but i can tell you this. the band is on campus. they're rehearsing for some performance, we also know that 150 members of this band have gone through the u.s. secret service clearance program, so they are prepared to perform, depending upon what we hear from the president whenever that announcement comes. >> so stay tuned. victor blackwell, appreciate that. when we come right back, is this a story of political correctness or standing on principle? plus, a shocking crime caught on facebook live. is it a hate crime?
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so no word yet on whether the talladega college band will perform at the inauguration, but should they? let me guess, you guys are on different sides of this issue.
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we spoke about this, i think with the mormon tabernacle trial and i think the college has faced a lot of criticism over the initial reports that it would perform at the inauguration. what do you think the school should do? >> if i was the president, i would say, you go. this actually reminds me of when jimmy carter decided to boycott the olympics in russia, and you know, ultimately, i think this is a mistake for the kids, for the people, in this case, the musicians. in that case, the athletes. i don't view performing at an inauguration as an endorsement of a politician. i think it's a celebration of the peaceful transfer of power. i think it's an incredible opportunity to be a part of something really big, and i think it would be a mistake to not let these kids
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go. >> simone, you say historically black college founded by former slaves shouldn't performs but legitimizes and normalizes racist comments. explain. >> i do say that and historically black colleges and universities under donald trump are going to be in dire straights. he hasn't put together a comprehensive plan for them or minority serving institutions. they should not allow themselves to be used as the token black group, in this instance, to pacify folks and say, oh, look, donald trump can't be racist, he can't have prejudicial leanings, or his administration, against black people, look, he had black people in his inauguration parade. i think talladega has to stand for something. folks saying the kids and college need this, what the college needs is funding and support. that's what hbcus across the country need. and they need a real plan from the trump administration, not antics and reality show tv.
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>> do you think that the kids are -- you know, because i think it's going to be up to the older people to decide, the alumni and the president. do you think, simone, that the young people understand the ramifications and the historic ramifications of this? >> well, unfortunately, i don't think anyone has asked the young people. i didn't attend a historically black college, but i had many friends who did. and young people who went to a predominantly white institution, they're teeming with activism and knowledge and creativity and innovation and young people are paying attention. so i think the college is also doing their students a disservice by not involving them in this decision. >> one band member started online petition to send the band. he said we believe this parade is not about politics but seeing firsthand the process of a transition. do you agree with that? >> i think that's the fundamental difference. if you view this as endorsement of donald trump then obviously a
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lot of americans would feel it's inappropriate to go and support him. but if you view this as celebration of america, of the peaceful transfer of power, and something that transcends partisan politics then you go. that's where i come down on this. i would have gone if i were a performer, i would have gone to bill clinton or barack obama's inauguration, because i think it's celebrating democracy, not because i endorsed them, or even voted for them. >> do you think people even get to see it? i've covered a number of inaugurations and don't feel i got to see the peaceful transition of power up close. just pageantry and marching bands. >> and celebration of the next president of the united states. that's what this is. >> so, listen, four historically black universities participated in president obama's first inauguration, florida a&m university, grambling state,
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hampton, and howard. none of them are scheduled for trump's inauguration. but obama himself says wants a peaceful transition of power. so why shouldn't students participate in this historic event, simone? >> look, i love president obama, okay? he was first presidential election i cast my ballot for but this is not business as usual. we will not and should not normalize this. young people are the folks that will be hurt the most under a president trump administration. we should be holding the future administration's feet to the fire. and we should be demanding things of them. if they want talladega college to participate, show me your hbcu plan. if you would like young people to stand up and seemingly endorse this next president-elect, show me your plan for engaging young people across the board. they don't have one, and we just shouldn't give him a blank check. >> not just universities turning down invites.
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donald trump has had a problem attracting many celebrities. it's been a bone of contention. you know they want celebrities there. celine dion, kiss, ice t, just a few, but it's interesting, because on this part, they're saying it's political correctness that they don't want to attend. but isn't it political correctness to make someone attend if they don't want to attend an inauguration? it seems to me, matt, that it's backwards here. if these stars don't want to attend, they're not being politically correct. it would be politically correct to do it and say i'm doing it because it's for the country. >> but obviously wrong to compel people to come and perform before, you know, trump, as if he's a king or something that can just summon you to washington. >> but that's what -- i have to be honest with you. that's what many people hear in your words when you say, i think they should go and perform. because in america, we have a choice. >> yeah. >> and some of those kids may
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want to go, others may not want to go. >> no, they have a choice. i think that there's a right choice and a wrong choice, but i'm pro-choice in this case. i think there's some hypocrisy here in the entertainment/celebrity community. jennifer lopez saying, happy birthday to the dictator of turkmenistan. beyonce performed for gadhafi's son at a new year's eve party years ago and somehow the duly elected next president of the united states is somehow beneath these hollywood elites from actually going and performing. >> how much did they get paid, though? >> a lot. >> exactly. >> well, i think most of them end up having to give it to charity after news broke. >> so simone, i'll give you the last word. i gotta go, quickly. >> i just think this goes to show there are consequences for your words. words matter. donald trump has used offensive
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language and now nobody wants to come to his inauguration. boo hoo. i ain't sat. hbu, you should not be going because there's no hbcu plan. >> she always holds back. thank you both. when we come back, the shocking crime caught on facebook live. a young man assaulted live by four young black man shouting anti-trump slurs. police call it sickening. is it a hate crime? i'ts your tv, take it with you. with directv and at&t, stream live tv anywhere data-free. join directv today starting at $35/month.
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donald trump taking his battle with american intelligence to the next level. this is cnn tonight. i'm don lemon. the president-elect reportedly planning to limit the power of this country's top intelligence adviser. but what's behind his feud with the intel community? and a shocking crime captured on facebook live. four black suspects apparently assaulting a white victim while shouting anti-trump slurs. is it a hate crime? plus, inside the mind of a mass murderer. the convicted killer of nine people in the charleston church massacre, in his newly revealed jail house journal, dylann roof wroits, i'm not sorry, i have not shed a tear for the innocent people i killed. should he get the death penalty? we'll discuss. but i want to get to the stand-off between donald trump and america's intelligence agencies. here to discuss, aut

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