tv Anderson Cooper 360 CNN January 19, 2017 6:00pm-7:01pm PST
today as you know we appointed a secretary of agriculture, happens to be a farmer. he happens to be -- there he is. look at him. sunny purdue. he came into my office two months ago, since then i saw ten people that everybody liked, politically correct and i kept thinking back to sunny purdue a great, great farmer. he loves to farm. knows everything about farming. knows everything about agriculture. he's been successful in farming. he knows the good stuff and the bad stuff but people came into my office and they said, i'm really wanting the job. i said, let me ask you a question, do you have any experience with farms or agriculture? no, sir, i don't. i said have you ever seen a farm? the one gentleman who is a great guy, we'll find something else, okay? but i can't make him secretary
of agriculture. but we just named sunny purdue so i want to congratulate you. secretary of agriculture. when i was leaving, i just saw general kelly and when i was leaving he's just to put it in the most basic terms, he's in charge of our borders. and they had on all of the stations that lots of things are happening along the borders like this tremendous security all of a sudden, and even before he gets there, they are saying wow, what a difference. what a difference. i was very honored to get border security, all of the border patrol agents, they endorsed trump. we had 16,500. i.c.e. endorsed trump and they
know what is happening or already started because general kelly is going to do an unbelievable job in keeping us all safe. [ applause [ applause ] >> and speaking of safety, we have general mattias. now, i don't know if he likes being called "mad dog mattias" so i will not callhim mad dog mattias." i'll call him general mattias. in fact, it was the shortest senator interview i've ever seen. i think they are afraid of him, actually. but just in case you have any question, don't worry, he's going to pass. the cabinet members are doing really fantastic. i've watched most of it. i've heard most of it. they have really, really done a
good job and i was very proud of them. i'm very, very proud of my picks. there is not a pick that i don't love. and if there was, i'd tell you right now. probably would, actually. i want to thank the cabinet for being here. i want to thank all of the senators that i see. you're here. i want to thank all of our donors, big donors, small donors, there are donors that got really, really generous a day after the election was won. i have a couple. they got so generous. i want to tell you, i just sent a big check. oh, great. should have sent it a week before. we love you, too. they are now officially a member of our party. we've picked up hundreds of thousands and millions of republicans, not only did we do great in the election, you
remember we cannot get to 270. they were right. we got to 306. you cannot get it. i know, cnn i was watching. i was watching all of them in all fairness. all of them. the main networks, the cable networks, although, fox has treated us very well, i have to say. very well, very well. very well. and when i say well, by well, i mean fairly. but they were saying you cannot get to 270. i went to maine four times. for one vote and i got it but i didn't need it. this was a victory for all of us, a victory for all of us and in the audience, by the way, i see my great brother and i see ann marie, thank you for being here. i see my sister marian and david. where is -- there, right there,
who happens to be a court of appeals judge. he is tough. she is tough. but highly, highly respected. i see my sister elizabeth, which is great. i'm so happy you're here. we actually have a very, very good family. we have a family. we have a family that gets along. my sons, look at them standing there. did they -- i say why aren't you campaigning today? eric and don and tiffany, who was incredible. and baron is home. but we had -- we had a great group of people, right? we worked hard. in the audience we have somebody that's under no pressure whatsoever because he's got a great quarterback named tom brady and a great coach and a great coach named belichick, bob craft. so good luck, bob. your friend tom just called. he feels good. he called to congratulate us.
he feels good. good luck. you're going to do great things. so i just want to thank everybody. we're going to have four incredible years. it's going to be something special. we have in the audience a special person whose worked very hard who married very well, it's my daughter ivanka. where is she? [ applause [ applause ] >> i sort of stole her husband. he is so great. if you can't produce peace in the middle east, nobody can. okay? all my life, i've been hearing that's the toughest deal in the world to make. and i've seen it. but i have a feeling that jared is going to do a great job. i have a feeling he's going to do a great job. so -- [ applause ]
>> you're working with him. [ laughter ] >> and one other person i have to thank, so we had actually 18 people said -- 17 people running. it's 18 including gilmore. he was the governor of virginia in all fairness. is he here? yeah, he's here. so we had 18 people running and we had reince and i said before, nobody knew how to pronounce his name. it's a crazy name. they call him reince, steve wjut called him -- still not pronouncing it right, steve. but reince priebus, now everybody pronounces his name right. he's a star, and i knew that a long time ago. he had a problem because he sort of liked me. he didn't like me because of my personality, he thought i could win. he thought i could win. the great philis, she's a great
woman. was a great woman. passed away six months ago. i went to her funeral in st. louis. and she came out against all of her fellow conservatives and said i am not endorsing anybody else but donald trump. i don't care what exactly he is. he's like an unknown quality, quantity but he -- he's going to win and reince had the same thing and reince was taking tremendous abuse and i want to thank, by the way, philis because she went through hell. philis went through hell in that last one-third of the year and turned out to be right but reince had the same thing. and reince sort of -- i always felt he favored me. like a coach who has a player and you sort of favor, but reince is fantastic. reince has been an unbelievable leader. now, he had to win because if he
didn't win, it was over. he would have been fired. we would have said reince, you're fired, get the hell out of here. but he is an unbelievable leader. he's an unbelievable talent. and he's been my friend and he's been with me from the beginning. so i want to thank reince priebus and just in finishing up, tom called me. where is tom? got to be around here someplace. tom is a very, very successful guy. he became my party planner. in fact, every time i have a party, are you available? i'm having one in about two months, tom. he and all of his friends they
came to me and said we'd like to run. i said what the hell do you know about running it? between stephanie -- where is stephanie? there she is. what a job. what is job you did. thank you. did he finally come through for you, stephanie? tom, thank you, stephanie, thank you your entire group, thank you. so far it's been perfect. the bigger one is tomorrow at around 12:00. okay? arlington national cemetery was so beautiful. so many people. it was incredible. so we went there and we laid the wreath with mike and it was beautiful and then we went to the lincoln memorial and had a concert and we thought it would be a small concert and never
fewer people had it but what they pulled off was incredible. it was an unbelievable period of time but tomorrow seems to be the big one. i made a speech tonight about those live television cameras, i can't stand them. but actually, a couple of them are starting to get honest. but i thought it was a very good speech and so instead of saying it was a good speech, they are saying doesn't matter tonight, how will he do tomorrow? they never give you credit. but tomorrow we have a speech, probably around 12:00. it may rain. it may not rain. i don't care. doesn't matter. i mean, the truth is, if it really pours, that's okay. because people will realize it's
my real hair and that's okay. [ laughter ] >> might be a mess but they will see it's my real hair. but we have a speech that i wrote and worked with steven miller around here someplace and steven is great. he's been with us from the beginning. steven and hope and corey and so many people have been so great. and i see my kelly ann. oh, kelly ann. come here. come here. come here, kelly ann. get up here. come here kelly ann. she's been so great. wow. so there is no den she won't go into. when my men are petrified to go
on a certain network, i say kelly ann, absolutely, no problem. then she gets on and just destroys them. so anyway, thank you, baby, thank you. thank you. be careful. so this is a celebration of victory. you're my friends, we needed this victory, three weeks before we won, as you know, it was going to be the single greatest defeat in the history of politics. they predicted that this would be the greatest loss in political history, not even modern political history. they said in political history and i'll tell you one thing, i out worked everybody. i think i out worked anybody whoever ran for office. i learned that from belichick, right? but we out worked them and three, four, five speeches a day, all over the place and that
last two weeks and the last weeks specially, there was something that was happening. i told the group today they cancelled their fireworks two weeks out and there was a little story they spent $7 million on fireworks, and they cancelled it and that's because history has proven that if you're going to lose, you don't want fireworks, right? and that was a good sign. and there were other good signs. but what we did on those last two weeks, especially in the last week, it was fun and we saw what was going to happen. we were pretty sure we were going to win. but again, thank you-all very much. we'll see you. we have an election coming up in two years. we're going to get a lot of senators and congressmen elected, a lot. we're going to get a lot of them elect elected. mitch mcconnell is here smiling so big. he loves those words and we are
going to make america great again, greater than ever before. thank you very much, everybody. thank you. [ applause ] and there you have it, president elect donald trump, the last evening he'll be president elect speaking at a candle light dinner. good evening again from washington. the trumps tonight capping a very full day on the eve of one for the history books and i want to bring in the panel right now. i'm here with jeffrey lord, trump supporter, political commentator and american spectator and van jones is with us, conservative trump critic anna navarro and director of black out reach during the george w. bush administration. jeffrey lord, it is interesting on the eve of becoming the most powerful person on the planet, donald trump talking about the election victory and what
happened on election night and polls and all of it. >> i think it's going to stick in his memory for a long time. >> i think so, too. [ laughter ] >> i think that this -- what you're seeing here is how the next four years are going to go in someways. it will be salted with talk of whatever the issue is of the moment. >> i assume you mean four and/or eight years. >> actually, right, right -- >> i don't want you to get in trouble with press. four years. >> eight years and maybe more if we repeal -- no. [ laughter ] >> ivanka trump and -- >> it will be four years that feel like eight years. >> this is -- you've seen a style which i first saw firsthand three years, four years ago now and he mixes issues of the moment with this kind of talk where he's very informal and calls out people in the audience, he talks to them, thanks them if he thinks they have been great, doesn't thank them -- but this is his style and this is how he's going to communicate and i have to say, i
think i used to call ron nold ra ronald reagan the great co communicator. >> he how speaks and communicates. >> i mean, he loves it and there is a backdrop here that is also important to note. president obama could not have come out and spoken that way and been that way because the country he was handed was in a massive crisis. we were losing hundreds of thousands of jobs a month. we were in two awful wars. if a president obama had come out and been that joking, the country would have been quite alarmed. it is a testament to what ocbam has been able to do positively he's handing off a country where there is economic growth and enough of a sense that things are secure that you can have a
guy come out and be the jokester and chief the night before and i think we're going -- i think we are going to remember president obama much more fondly in years to come than we think of him now. >> he does have a 60% approval. >> 60% now and i think it will go up. >> anna? >> i think what we've learned in the last two and a half months since the election is trump will be trump and continue to be trump. he has been relitigating the campaign for the last two and a half months and i think he's going to be relitigating for the next four years and, you know, we see him doing what he always does, exaggerate about the numbers of the, you know, concert, beat up on the press, talk about his victories, talk about how everybody was wrong. if we were expecting a lofty unifying president on the eve of the swearing in, we're not getting it. maybe tomorrow lightening strikes and we do get it but tonight what we've seen is the same trump who i suspect almost drafted the tweet he's going to
send out against "saturday night live" on sunday morning. >> all that video to our viewers, to explain is from pool feed. not our cameras, but one camera that everybody takes. there were audio problems with it. that was the problem in the hall and the feed just dropped out, which is why we no longer have the video, paris? >> it's important for the viewers to know the setting he was in. he was in a room with donors and supporters that fought with him and stayed with him and this is a victory lap. he deserves to take this victory lap. tomorrow will be a different tone. he'll talk about what his vision is for the country but tonight is celebrating and deserves to celebrate and i celebrate with him. i was there at the lincoln memorial. it was thousands of people there. it was packed out. he deserves this moment and give it to him and proud he is doing this in the -- on the backdrop of what you said, van, of what president obama left him. he's very fortunate to come into this goodwill. >> one thing i just want to say, i think for people who haven't been to one of those big things
on the mall, i was there for obama where there were more people there but a lot of people there tonight, as well. it's a feeling that's very hard to describe. when you're on the campaign trail, you're working, you're knocking on doors and making phone calls and working your fingers to the bone, sometimes you have big, high moments. it's a lot of work. when all of the people on the campaign get together and you have some of the biggest stars and you have the fireworks, there is a way you -- i mean, i actually felt more excitement the night of obama's inaugural concert than the inauguration. your folks are happy about that. >> this idea that he's coming into goodwill is not exactly accurate. i had the most surreal moment today as i was flying up from miami. half the plane was full of women coming up to march the next day. about one-fourth of the plane was full of red hat wearing trump supporters and the rest of us were praying that world war
three wou iii would not happen. i was happy i was close to the exit row. we have to be realistic this country does need unifying now. let's not gloss over the fact we are polarized and divided and he's coming in with the lowest approval ratings in history and something he should address. >> that is for many people what tomorrow is about if you agree or like donald trump, it is a historical day. we'll have more on that and more to talk about in the hour ahead including looking at things candidate trump promised to do on day one and whether he can actually do that. we'll be right back. for lower back pain sufferers,
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president elect trump just finished making remarks at a dinner. he thanked them one by one, like nothing we've seen in washington but familiar from anyone that seen a speech. it was the final cherry on a filling day. sara murray has more. >> reporter: donald trump is leaving his gilded trump plane behind in new york, trading it in for an air force jet as he and his family touchdown thursday in the nation's capital. he arrived in washington to spend his last night as president elect at the blare house, a presidential tradition. friday he'll move into his home for at least the next four years. 1600 pennsylvania avenue. >> i will see you tomorrow and i'm going to be cheering you on. >> reporter: the magnitude of the duty that lies ahead as the next commander in chief evident
at his first official inaugural event. a wreath laying ceremony at arlington national cemetery. with taps echoing, trump and his soon to be vice president mike pence looked on hands over their hearts. the somber moment giving way to celebration later in the afternoon at trump's inaugural concert as military bands played against the backdrop of the lincoln memorial. part of trump's effort to highlight the armed forces throughout his inaugural festivities. >> i also have to thank our incredible military talent right here. thank you, stand up, please. you guys were great. thank you very much. >> reporter: trump, turned reality television star is no stranger to the spotlight and even he wasn't sure this day would come. >> who would want to leave the white house, right? you're in there -- no, seriously. who would want to leave the
white house? although, i'm building a hotel right next door, which is also located on pennsylvania. i have my alternative if this doesn't work out, i'll still be on pennsylvania avenue. >> reporter: friday surely marks the biggest stage of his lifetime as he prepares to take the oath of office and deliver his inaugural address. aids say trump is personally writing remarks and honing his draft. >> i think it's going to be less of an agenda and philosophical document, a vision of where he sees the country, the proper role of government and citizens. >> reporter: amid the circumstance, questions still linger about whether trump and his team are prepared for the challenge ahead. >> we have a lot of smart people. we have by far the highest iq of any cabinet. >> reporter: trump will head to the white house as many of his cabinet nominees are still awaiting senate confirmation. and gaping holes persist in key leadership roles across the government. trump's team down playing those challenges as they insist the
next president is prepared to kick off his agenda on day one beginning with executive actions. >> it's going to be a robust day one, first week, first month and first term. >> sara murray joins us. trump said he's going to unify the country. do we expect that to be a strong theme of the speech tomorrow? >> well, that's right, anderson, he did make a point to say that today but when you ask aids over and over again will donald trump focus on unity? does he understand the unease that persists among some americans, they really tend to divert from that message. they don't seem to be hitting on that as a major theme, rather than saying he wants to layout his vision for the country, how he is going to make americans lives better. it seems like he wants to show americans that they can trust him more than try to explain it to them with any kind of sweeping rhetoric and what we expect to be a relatively short address tomorrow. >> sara murray, as the president elect mentioned with everything
else going on, there are senate confirmation hearings. today the treasury and energy department nominees. if confirmed, they will be part of a very different cabinet. whatever else you think of the choices, it is visibly less diverse. one african american for the first time in decades, zero latinos and back with the panel that is the panel with the highest iq on cable television in history for me which brings down the meeting. i do want to start out with you. you have no fan of donald trump. there are zero latino cabinet nominees. does that matter? is that important? i think this is the first time since 1988 that there -- >> the first time since ronald reagan that no president appointed a latino to a cabinet. it's disappoint income maing in. it's important for there to be a representative cabinet. i think it's so important for little boys and girls who are latino whose are african americans to look up to people who are in these positions and
who have this platform and public. i think it's so important for communities to feel represented and they have a seat at the table. i think it's important to hear from the different perspectives. there are different perspectives. it is very different to be an immigrant than it is to be a poor african american or a rich white person so i -- then today i hear my friend sean spicer say it's not about appointing somebody because -- >> let me read the quote. that's what i was going to read. sean spicer said quote, there is -- on the cabinet there is a quote diversity in thinking and ideology so not just about skin color, ethnic heritage. >> he said it's about the best and brightest. do not tell me that latinos are 17% of the united states and there are not among us best and brightest. >> jeff? >> i wrote a column about this in terms of dr. martin luther king and his speech at this lincoln memorial. just the other day i wrote this and my point was that his vision
was that famous sentence that he wanted americans, he wanted his children to be judged by the content of their character and not skin color and we have gotten into this and to take anna's point, the first mexican american attorney general of the united states, a bush appointee was driven out of town by democrats. >> let me -- >> all i'm saying to you we talk this game but then some conservative latino or black or woman gets here and do everything they can to take it down. >> i can't argue with you on that point but i can argue with you on this kind of dr. king. dr. king wrote almost a dozen books and half of them, he's speaking out about the need for affirmative action, the need to include more people and people take this one line out of context and not fair to him. let me tell you my experience. i actually build stuff, lead stuff, run stuff and i'm always shocked by how smart i'm not until i get some young person
whose -- got tattoos and she's a lesbian and knows so much more about things i didn't even know i didn't know about -- >> exactly. >> so i don't think that your party does itself much service when it completely -- >> it has nothing to do with her skin color or sexual orientation. >> it absolutely -- >> it has -- >> isn't the party -- be fair. george w. bush has carlos gutierrez. this is a donald trump issue. >> i don't agree. you may want to get in here. let me say i think there is a split in the republican party. there are people like yourself and others have a view but people have taken up residence in your party that make the point that jeff makes every time that we're just somehow coloring by numbers and our points aren't valid. >> at the end of the day we have to remember there are 4,000 positions that need to be filled by this administration. i promise you i know for a fact that hispanics will be in those key positions, but we can talk
about having one hispanic or somebody that looks like you on the cabinet but what i'm more concerned about and i know what donald trump is most concerned about is having somebody who has an understanding of how to do what needs to be done to run the government and run these -- >> why -- >> but here is the problem -- >> let paris finish. >> at the end of the day, what is more important is having somebody in there who has an understanding rather than a hispanic face in there and just for the fact of having it. >> you're going to tell me that ben carson is the best person with an understanding on housing in the united states of america? >> somebody -- >> fell on her head as a baby has the best understanding of education in the united states of america -- >> the only african american -- >> no, no, no -- >> no hispanics -- >> i want a qualified african american -- >> who are you to qualify ben carson?
>> i think he's a wonderful surgeon. >> do you know about the businesses he's done and community development in detroit -- >> what is his housing experience other than he lived in a house once? be th betsy -- >> i said in that hearing -- >> bring guns to schools to kill grizzly bears -- >> okay. >> i do not accept i was one qualified hispanic. none of us want anything on there. we want qualified people -- >> but any corporation is made better -- a newsroom is made better when you have diversity of background experiences. >> can i ask paris a question? >> yes. >> you put a false choice there and i want to give you a chance to get out of it. go with what we have or a worthless token. your party's great achievement is you have some of the best. why not pick one? >> like i said before, there are 4,000 positions that have yet to be filled. and so you can take your token
and be happy with the token but i'd rather have somebody. >> that's a choice. >> you got amazing latinos in your party and they have been skipped over. it looks weird. >> they have not been skipped over. >> we got to leave it there. we'll have more ahead. trump's promises for day one in the white house. you heard sean spicer say they will hit the ground running. the question is how far will they get when they do? we'll take a look at that next. americans - 83% try to eat healthy.
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illegal immigrants from this country. >> reporter: to guns. >> my first day it gets signed, okay? my first day. there is no more gun free zones. >> reporter: to trade. >> day one, we are going to announce our plans to totally renegotiate nafta. on trade, i'm going to issue a notification on intent to withdraw from the chance pacific partnership. >> reporter: should we expect any on monday when he's going to start real business? >> i think you can expect a president donald trump is going to hit the ground running on day one command morning and the first week there will be a series of executive actions, both putting executive orders into place, repealing some executive orders and continue to work very energetically with the congress to repeal and replace obamacare simultaneously. >> on this day one situation, the question is whether or not any of these specifics are going to happen. >> reporter: they may.
we're laying out now a series of executive orders and actions, which may actually span over the first several weeks -- >> give me a hint as to one or two of them? >> i could but i want to keep the surprise there. >> reporter: some things would be surprising if the president elect did not do them. >> on day one, we will begin working on a physical, tall, powerful, beautiful, southern border wall. >> reporter: trump sources say they are still finalizing which executive orders he will sign or as he says, obama executive orders he will unsieunsign sinc inauguration is friday, many will wait until monday. >> i'll consider the first day because we'll be doing some pretty good signings and i think what we'll do is wait until monday. >> reporter: some of trump's day one promises have been broad and
vague. >> on my first day, we're going to immediately terminate every single unconstitutional executive order signed by president obama. >> reporter: the big question is what trump will do about one of the most controversial obama executive actions, allowing undocumented immigrants who came to the united states as children to stay. republicans have talked tough about reversing that but actually doing it and potentially allowing millions of people to be deported could be quite different. >> we're back with dana bash and jeffrey lord and julia cayenne, author of "security mom." dana, you're hearing about a particular executive order on immigration. >> that's right. what the piece ended with, the question about what he's going to do about here in washington, they call it daca and the real world, it means the people who came here as children, president obama signed an executive order saying that those undocumented
people who came here as children could stay and could stay legally and this has been an outcry for republicans saying you've got to, you know, get rid of this on day one. i'm told that the likely scenario is that donald trump will do a new executive order giving that an expiration date. maybe it's six months. i'm not entirely clear and i don't know if they are yet on what the expiration date is, so that kind of allows for those people not to feel that they will be deported right away and allows the people who work in this building congress to actually do what they are supposed to do which is legislate, which is the reason president obama felt he needed to do it but executive order. >> juliette, you tweeted something yesterday and said quote, michael flynn the national security advisor had one job ready on day one, no staff in place and spend time on conspiracies. one job. >> one job. >> i worked the transition for obama. one job if you're the national
security advisor. background noise goes away and you're campaign edadvisor. you make sure the president is ready on day one and the president of the united states. staff, briefings, all the transfer of confidential information. the national security agency had to change the transition papers, which were classified to unclassified because these people were coming in and being replaced and nobody had security clearances. at the agencies, you have cabinet officials. you have no deputies. not like a confirmation issue. there is no names. that's -- you know, they have one opportunity to ensure the american public that they were ready to govern and be competent in that governance and to assure our allies that we were ready on day one. and so the failure to have a transition, at least in the national security arena that inspires confidence by many people including the fact that you can't get staff to stay, people are being asked in the
last week please stay, you know, the obama people is really disheartening. the second issue is even worse. something will happen, it will be north korea. it may not be friday but the following friday. they will test a missile, whatever else. you want a president who has experts around him who are his to advice him and know the information, know what china has been doing and japan's reaction is going to be. you can't sort of think i know everything because you don't. no one does. >> jeff? about that? >> these people having been in the administration, you get your own people, you get them in. sometimes it takes time but to your point, i mean, i personally know somebody who has been handling the transition issues in the domestic department who is a former member of the bush 41 administration at that department. and is very knowledgeable about what he's doing and collecting all the information, you know, going back there to find out what is going on and what they are trying to do in the department, et cetera.
these people are there on the ground. they are working. i mean, this is a transition. >> you're saying -- >> well, i think the landing teams are called landing teams and arrived on day one. they are literally transitional. not the bodies to run the agency. think about the national security agency. it has two deputies. there is only one now. the other one left and senior directors. they are key because they run a bunch of staff on specific issues, say chance national crime, north korea, russia and direct the departments, dod, cia, all of them to do what is necessary to align with the president's agenda. we don't have a president's agenda and don't have a staff to get the agency to work. this may be fine if you think we don't want to get involved with conflicts but we'll be on defense -- >> dana? >> it's true at a place like the national security counsel, might not have the political leadership in place but there are military shades and others that have expertise who are
still working -- >> cia? >> right. there is -- >> i think what is important -- >> career people. >> expertise and authority. expertise absolutely right. it's authority. authority to make the decisions to advice to know what to do. the president can't do everything. you have to have deputies under secretaries. >> this is an executive. one of his big selling points was his business. i mean, he didn't get to run this business by not being a good executive. so might it be different than the obama administration which began with a -- somebody that spent four years in the united states senate and never been an executive in his life? sure, sure -- >> that's a decision that's been made -- >> the question is how much -- and i don't know the answer, how much carry over is there from the business world to when you deal with multiple countries and serve international crisis -- >> i think if there is a trump doctrine or one that we can envision, i think he does view it as transaction. mexico is bad, canada is good.
nato is bad unless you listen to other people, maybe it's good. it's very -- china we don't like on this issue but boy, do we really need them about north korea and russia we don't like about this issue but we need them on this. same is true about mexico. this idea of not -- we can't view foreign policy as transactional. it is a series -- >> here is the good news on national security. then president trump will have the national security team defense department. >> in place. >> and the cia -- >> and security -- >> right. >> we got -- >> we got to leave it there. thanks very much. six religious leaders taking part in tomorrow's inauguration ceremony. i'll speak with three of them coming up next. i love my shop,
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during tomorrow's historic inauguration, six religious leaders will participate. three of them join us. here's my guests. you've gone through this experience before. george w. bush with first or second bill clinton? >> second. >> what is tomorrow about? i'm getting angry tweets from democrats saying you're talking about this like it's normal day, historic day, transfer of power. that's what it is. whether you like donald trump or not, whether you voted for him or not, it's historic day. what do you want the message to be? >> first of all our country needs prayer. more today than anytime in nation's history. we're so divided and need to be
able to come together and think the only one who can do that is god. we need to call on god. tomorrow is a great privilege for me. i think speak for the rest of us. read scripture and call on god's blessing for the administration and our country. it's great thing. and i appreciate very much that president-elect trump has asked for the clergy. six. i don't know how many in the last inauguration but this is quite an honor. >> and you're only orthodox rabbi to be involved in inauguration right? >> that's correct. >> and last time? >> 1985 and ronald reagan. >> what do you plan to say tomorrow? >> i agree that prayer is very important. i indeed to hit the theme from
psalms, the heavens belong to god but the earth was given to man. and when you're busy and get a telephone call, it's different if your wife is calling. that's your life's partner. so when we call on god, depends who is calling. if man is god's partner, then god will take the call. but nobody is born -- when a person is born, they don't collect social security, reason for that is they didn't do anything, don't deserve the social security. when man becomes god's partner, god takes the call. >> and reverend rodriguez, you didn't -- you weren't out campaigning for donald trump. i read an interview with you, said you had a come to jesus movement after he was elected. >> come to jesus moment. >> called in the interview.
i don't know if that's the term you would use. >> more of a moment of clarity with immigration and latino community. i suffered from great angst and i have ghastritis to prove it and apertains to the rhetoric in the campaign and how it talked about immigrants and i saw a pivot. there was a change in tone. sunday after the election major interview on another network and another magazine. positive about immigrant community and daca. we held conference call, great fear in churches will worshippers be deported? and we had positive call. dorothy not in kansas anymore. i was invited. why not pray, lift up name of
jesus. i'm evangelical and talk about light in the midst of darkness. >> number of democratic leaders not going, john lewis, icon of the civil rights movement has said he's not legitimate president, to citizens who don't want to watch or feel it's their day, what would you say? >> it's part of the process and always winners or losers in every election and i don't think we should just decide to stay home because our team lost. we live in a day where many young people today, everybody gets a trophy. play soccer and even the losers get trophies but that's not the way the world works. you have winners and losers. our country has made a transition, moving a little bit different direction. all of us need to come together. i would encourage those in the house who decided to stay home
to rethink it and come. it's about america not them. the nation moving forward. let's give donald trump a chance. if he doesn't do a good job, there's election in four years and can run their candidate and maybe win. if they win i think we still come together. this is our home. this is our country. >> rabbi, what are you going to be thinking about as you're standing up there tomorrow? >> think about the fact that the united states -- as a jew, look what's happening in europe. jews are uncomfortable, many want to leave. united states remains the greatest democracy in the world. so when people criticize me for accepting, my answer to that is, 364 days a year is enough for political posturing on both sides. one day every four years reserved for america is -- it
seems to be a very logical -- and other thing is like a seesaw and tit for tat, once you have so many congressmen on one side decided to sit out the election, those on the other side say we're going to get even, maybe four or eight years from now cameras on the republicans who decide to sit out. loser in all of this is american democracy. >> reverend graham, do you have advice? you've been out there. >> be very careful and know what you're about to say because a lot of people are watching. for me as evangelical cyhristia, i want the world know that god is real and he has a son and that son is jesus christ who took our sins and died on the cross for our sins and god raised to life and i want people to know they can confess their sins to god and ask forgiveness
and give faith to jesus christ and sins can be forgiven and hearts healed. we're a broken nation that needs heart healed. tomorrow is opportunity to call on god and ask for his help. >> gentlemen thank you so much. lot to look forward to. now bringing perspectives you might not expect. two immigrants, both trump supporters. >> born in mexico, never forgotten the day parents told him sending him to relatives for a better life. trapped in czechoslovakia, never forget the smell of laundry deterjt. today married and raising two daughters in arizona, still in
love with america. they also love donald trump. how did you feel on election night? >> i cried. >> it was probably 2:00 in the morning and only ones up in our neighborhood and i'm sure everybody heard us celebrating. >> couple has never been shy about the trump support. i asked the sloubs how two immigrants who yearned to come to this country for so long, man who wants to if not prevent or greatly restrict people coming to. >> yes got bad press. >> by that he means triggering the debate calling mexicans murderers and rapists. >> didn't take personal offense to that? you're from mexico. >> not at all. >> they're conservative, brought
up with strong believes about faith, family and right and wrong. >> it's not that i'm opposed to people coming over but what i want them is to come over here legally. >> you think that wall should be built? >> yes. >> china has a wall. hungary has a wall. >> didn't you run away from walls when you were seeking freedom and got away from communism? >> in my world the wall didn't have a door. this wall will have a door. that's the difference. >> andrea and mar yawnno is reform is needed and they believe that trump is just the man to do it. >> your support goes beyond the vote. you want to work in his administration. >> i would love to. my wife told me or found online they were taking resumes during the transition. i got resume together and sent
it. >> so far hasn't heard back but had a response from one of his neighbors in a note found by 7-year-old in the lending library in the front yard. kroigss it reads, it's a great day for the kkk and neonazis everywhere. >> maybe you should educate yourself about the use of fascism in 20th century europe, but maybe that's just what you want. >> it was kind a knife in my back that somebody portray me like this because they know it, we lived here for eight years. >> for instance she's an artist and avid supporter of works in the lgbt community. he's an architect with openly gay brother. both strongly support same sex marriage, live in college town and in a community in which they're very involved. looking at them would say must
have voted democrat. they didn't. shows you how complex this election year has been. people's choices made not by political connections. >> thanks martin. that's it for us. "cnn tonight with don lemon" starts now. live at the capitol where donald trump makes history in 14 hours taking the oath of office and becoming president of the united states. thanks for joining us. incoming first family celebrating tant with a dinner for campaign donors. >> this was a victory for all of us. a victory for all of us. >> that followed a concert at lincoln memorial, the president-elect telling