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they must have voted democrat, they did not. it shows you how complex this year has been, people's choices made not by political connections. >> martin savidge, thank you very much. that does it for us, i appreciate you watching. history unfolds today on capitol hill. donald trump is set to become the 45th president of the united states. nine hours and counting, early start, walking through all the festivities. good morning, i'm christine roman. >> and i'm john berman, we want to welcome our viewers all around the united states and the world. and just before the dawn of the trump presidency, the sun will
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rise this morning with one commander in chief and will set with another. the peaceful transfer of power, really one of the hallmarks of our democracy. and right behind us, donald j. trump will become the 45th president of the united states. this is a jam-packed day with schedules that will be under the tightest of security. cnn's athena jones has more. >> good morning, john, you said it. a jam-packed schedule on this inauguration day all kicking off at 8:30 a.m., at st. johns episcopal church, right across from the blair house which is where the trumps stayed last night. i should mention that the pastor that is to preach is more controversial. a southern baptist who has a long history of inflammatory remarks about mormons, catholics and gays, and is expected to preach at that service this
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morning that the pences and their families will attend. after the service they will attend to the white house where the president and first lady will greet them and host a tea session for them. after that they head to the capitol where the inauguration festivities will begin at noon, which is the swearing in. and the much-anticipated inaugural address by the president. after the lunch, 1 p.m., the event the pences will attend. and then the parade kicking off at 3:00, and 7:00 tonight is when the inaugural balls and celebrations continue. he also had a jam-packed day yesterday, the president-elect did, arriving in d.c. mid-day attending that "make america great" welcome concert as well as a private dinner with donors. at the concert he talked about the real change he plans to bring in. take a listen.
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>> so this journey began 18 months ago. i had something to do with it. but you had much more to do with it than i did. we all got tired of seeing what was happening. and we wanted change but we wanted real change. and i look so forward to tomorrow, we're going to see something that is going to be so amazing. >> so there the president-elect speaking last night. all of this is happening of course today as you mention under intense security. hundreds of thousands of people will be in attendance, as much as 800,000 coming out to hear the president-elect deliver his remarks and be sworn in, happening while the trump team is still trying to put together filling out the positions in the government. there are a lot of positions left to be filled. they're still trying to work out what will be the president's first acts. he has promised very meaningful
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action on day one but has not been so specific about that. also there are two confirmation votes expected in the senate today. general james mattis, secretary of defense, and general kelly. >> and also business, he will get down to at least some business today, athena jones, thank you. >> and all eyes on the president-elect, but the world is watching the inauguration of donald trump very carefully. foreign leaders wonder if he will stand on his campaign promises on trade or will he reach out a hand? clarissa ward is from our moscow bureau, what are world leaders saying, clarissa? >> reporter: well, i think christine, there is no secret there is actually quite a lot of anxiety out there today as donald trump prepares to take
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the oath of office and quite a bit of anger as well. we know there are protests being scheduled for different cities across the world, london, berlin and sidney. but i think in terms of world leaders they will be listening very closely to that inaugural address. as you said looking for clues, really, about what president-elect trump's foreign policy is really going to look like. because i think beyond what we've heard in terms of those more explosive comments whether it's calling nato obsolete or threatening the continuation of the one china policy. whether it's talking about building a wall with mexico or some of his praise for vladimir putin. other than those kind of more explosive comments, there is still a lot of ambiguity, and it is that sense of the unknown and anticipation that has many world
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leaders on edge. we know that president-elect trump has dispensed with the rule book and does things his own way. dispensing with long-held diplomatic norms, and that leaves people on the back foot not knowing exactly how to react. so many are listening and looking for more clues of what is to come, john and christine. >> and we are told clarissa that his theme will be all things, america first. >> i want to bring in our panel right now to discuss this big day joined by political columnist, and cnn political reporter jean scott, and he is a reporter for the washington examiner and new york post columnist. also tim naftali, former director of the presidential library. tim let's start with you.
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this day is one of the most astounding moments in american democracy, filled with poignant moments, right? donald trump walks from blair house to the white house, the two men ride together in the same car to the capital. but then they go their separate ways and the country goes a separate way. >> yes, there will be a moment where there is a split screen, where you are going to see president trump and former president obama leaving washington, president trump assuming his duties as the new commander in chief. all of that happens today. and even though the personalities change, the politics change, the ritual stays the same. we'll be talking about men who didn't like each other. herbert hoover didn't want to be photographed with eisenhower, in the end he was, and we'll see
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what happens today, watch their faces and posture, a lot will be in the pictures today. it's a remarkable moment and the world is watching because what everybody gets surprised by is despite the passion of our elections, these days, touch on wood, always go calmly and professionally. and always go with a sense of purpose. >> a sense of purpose, and athena, i think one thing about today is sort of the awesomeness with it. that word is over-used. this is what awesome is about. and this is a day when really the transfer of power, the peaceful transfer of power and our traditions around it are bigger than the man and men who holds those offices. >> absolutely, this is such a great day, such a celebration. and it is not about the men, it is about our process, our history, and how we have continued it for 240 years. and it's just sort of an amazing thing to see, last night or yesterday afternoon i went down to the mall and talked to some
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of the people who were at the lincoln memorial. and there was a guy with his cubs hat on and his jacket on, and i said so what do you think? he said well, i'm a bit of a baseball fan but a political junky. this is an amazing day for me. all the anticipation, you know, you are the best team that day because you know, you don't have any losses. and i thought it was the metaphor. the perfect metaphor. >> i'm going to continue this, you said it feels like opening day. some of the comments the president-elect made it sound like a victory party. let me just play where donald trump was talking about how democrats are going crazy, let's listen to this. >> we have a cabinet, i believe
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the likes of which has never been appointed. there has never been a cabinet like this. i will say the other side is going absolutely crazy. >> so it is interesting. that was last night to donors, people that were friendly in the campaign, but today is different, he is talking to america and really the world. he has got to heal some wounds. >> i think he has to reach out to the democrats, people like chuck schumer. i think he is going to have to work with some of them. hopefully, i echo your comments, this will be a big event in the true sense of the word and not in any sense petty. >> there is a lot of imagery, yesterday seeing him and his family was almost a tableau, getting off the plane and going to the monument. this is how he reacts, everybody wants to see the look on his face, what is his demeanor?
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there will be many, many moments but also the speech that he is we're told writing himself, america first, eugene. >> yeah, very much so. and i think we are seeing a desire for him as we just noted to unify this country. this is a weekend filled with pageantry. there is so many events happening and also so many protests happening as well. and so hoping to communicate is what he is doing. two people who are not on the trump train, that he is actually on the america train right now. and that they should be on it with him. >> all right, guys, stick around, we'll have a lot more to discuss and delve into that speech more. >> how will he lay out his agenda in his inaugural address? children: grandpa!
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>> the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror, with paralyzing needed effort. to convert strength into events. >> gives me goose bumps, really does. in just a few hours, president-elect donald trump will give his inaugural address, he says he wrote it himself. will it be a celebration? will he try to build a bridge for those who had not voted for him. tim, let me ask you first, this is an important moment for him, he is setting the tone for the next at least four years. what kind of tone do you expect from mr. trump? >> well, i mean, what he and his camp and he and his people have been saying is very much what you mentioned. america first, it's going to be a unity speech. what everyone wonders about any
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president-electric is what their presidential voice is. is the voice their voice, going to be the campaign voice? will it be the voice of last night at the fundraising dinner? is there a difference? and mr. barrack said he found his friend, that there is a shift he has seen, tom barrack. >> he says he gets the gravitas. and knows he has to live up to the moment. >> so this is the moment. john f. kennedy was never more eloquent than he was in his inaugural address. ted sorensen helped a lot. but there was a certain presidential rhetoric that starts today. so we can all make bets and say well, what trump will do and what he wouldn't do. but this is his chance, if he wishes to set a new tone, this is his time. it's ground zero, he can erase
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everything before, all the tweets now. whether he does or not, we'll see. >> so you have been with the crowds and following his campaign and the transition up until now. what do you expect? >> i am expecting hopeful, i'm speculating, but i think that -- i think he -- you know, you could see it yesterday when he was at arlington, and you could see it when he was moved yesterday. >> that was an overwhelming moment and has to be for any person. >> think of it this way, you're at arlington, and you are all of a sudden, so aware that all of those bodies there have been the responsibility of the men who have come before you. so i think -- i'm guessing, but i'm thinking when you go there now as 24 hours before your president, and you realize i'm now in one of those long lines of men that are responsible for what happens to our national treasure. >> i thought that moment was
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real interesting, because it really was his first act as president. he is not president yet. but that was the first moment, the whole world watching his family. i thought it was interesting. they knew it was going to be a somber moment and serious. one thing about this moment, greg, let me ask you this. eight years ago when we were in this moment, again, it was an incredibly deep, important moment. the world was in a different place, we were going down, we were not going up. donald trump is coming in at a time when he has tail winds that allow him to be optimistic about what he can do. >> yet he is impatient, lest we forget, ceos are impartient. i think he is pulling out a lot of regulations, and announcing transitions on the partnership,
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so yes, i agree with tim. this will be quite a memorable moment. within hours afterwards we'll see some real action. >> christine was talking about it years ago about how we were coming in during a time of crisis and then of course, things calm down and got better over the last eight years. we saw these letters from past presidents to incoming presidents released last neat. bill clinton to george w. bush, and then from george bush to barack obama. one question jumped out to me, the first line said you are specially important to lead our country, that is january 20th, 2001. september 11th, 2001, that time of positive change, you know, that changed so much which is a reminder that there is so much unpredictability. things happening you just don't know. >> you just have no idea. and yesterday i was reading the letter that president obama wrote to the american people, the last letter me writes before
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he writes the letter to donald trump. and what all of these letters communicate is a large amount of humility and an awareness that as much power that you have you really are not as aware of all of the things you can't even imagine you're not aware of. and perhaps to be cautious and gracious and thoughtful but to take the magnitude of the situation very seriously. >> all right, even as donald trump came in with his family, there was a lot of work being done. the secretary of treasure steve mnuchin, trying to correct the record of his time as a banker, senate democrats attacking his role at one west california bank he founded after the failing bank indy mack, and one question was a troubling closure on widows, he apologized for any
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oversights. >> to the extent that we ever made any errors or foreclosed on anybody, i understand that is a hardship. we did go through a foreclosure issue, we paid money to those people to make them whole. and i honestly feel terrible for any mistakes at the bank. >> he really put the blame on regulators, saying that the bank would have done more but was bound by contracts and regulations, almost pivoting from that saying we need to fix a whole bunch of hud and regulations and help dr. carson if he is nominated. >> today is a break in the process, but only two of these nominees will be put through today. a lot of business still to do. meanwhile, a big question here in washington. will donald trump's day get some rain? will it rain on his parade
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there is good news this morning on former president george h.w. bush and his wife, barbara, both of whom are in a hospital in houston. the family spokesperson said the two are in an up-swing, bush remains in stable condition, the former first lady is treated for bronchitis and is said to be feeling a thousand percent better. >> we'll miss george h.w. bush
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and we're glad he is doing better. there is a man who you know did love history and was part of so many. >> he even wrote a personal note for donald trump and said i would love to be there but my doctor says i should not be standing outside in january d.c. weather, i would be six feet under. so a little humor. >> we're all thinking of him today. >> one of the big questions in washington, will the weather hold? the prospect of rain hanging over the situation. >> good morning, john and christine, all eyes on the nation's capital today and it literally may rain on donald trump's parade. we have a lot of activities taking place in d.c., we'll highlight everything. but look what is coming from the west, we have a batch of rainfall that will likely impact the inauguration and the parade taking place at 3:00 this afternoon. so let's time things out for you. we do anticipate cloud cover, perhaps low cloud settling into the nation's capital through the course of the morning.
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and then about the noon hour, right when we expect the inauguration to take place. a band of showers should move across d.c. and eventually move out. i do expect clouds and drizzle to stick around, and cloud impacting the visibility. how much rainfall can we expect? really, the rainfall total should stay just under half an inch, the good news is the national park service has actually allowed collapsable umbrellas into the national monument. so they had to update the rules and regulations because of the high chance of rain. this is what you can expect if you head to the capital, again, low clouds, fog and mist, temperatures in the middle and upper 40s which is actually above average where we should be this time of year. and you can see the chances of rain diminish as the afternoon and evening progresses. >> all right, did you bring your
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an american moment, history unfolding on the steps of the capitol. look at it just waiting. donald trump hours away from becoming the 45th president of the united states. welcome back to early start, everybody. i'm john berman. >> and i'm christine romans, 30 minutes past the hour. we welcome all of our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. good morning, everyone, this is
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it. the historic day is here for the hall mark of american democracy, the peaceful transfer of power from one administration to the next. at noon today precisely behind us here on the capitol steps, donald trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the united states. there is a jam-packed schedule, they will have tight security, the trump team is still scrambling to fill vital roles. what is in store as citizen trump becomes president trump? let's bring in athena jones, good morning, athena, walk us through this very busy day. >> good morning, christine, big, big day ahead all kicking off at 8:30 with the church service right across the park from the blair house which is where the trumps stayed last night. i should note their selection of who to preach should get some attention. his name is robert jefress, and he has a long history of
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inflammatory remarks on gays, and muslims, there will be the inaugural address, lunch at the capitol, the military review and inaugural parade. and at night, celebration. the big day ahead. the president-elect had a busy day yesterday as well. flying into d.c. in mid-day. he met briefly with the supreme court chief justice john roberts to talk about what to expect today. and he attended that "make america great again" concert last night and a private endangdinner with donors. >> so this journey began 18 months ago. i had something to do with it. but you had much more to do with it than i did. we all got tired of seeing what was happening and we wanted
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change but we wanted real change. and i look so forward to tomorrow. we're going to see something that is going to be so amazing. >> so president-elect there promising something amazing. we could hear more of the same in his inaugural address, all taking place as you mentioned under intense security. huge crowds, some 800,000 people expected to turn out to see president trump make history, all happening of course as the trump team is still scrambling to put together its government and fill the many open positions still left. and also to determine what will be the new president's first acts as president. he has talked about taking very meaningful action on day one without offering many specifics. so that is what is in store for us all today on this historic inauguration day. back to you. >> all right. athena jones, we know you will be with us all day covering it. thank you. >> and obviously this is not just a national event today, but a world event as well.
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country after country, leader after leader, looking for signals from the incoming president about his priorities. clarissa watching, what are world leaders saying about today? >> reporter: well, john, i think it's no investigate thsecret th certainly a degree of anxiety as president-elect donald trump prepares to take offers tod-- office today. there is a lot of ambiguity, we remember some of the explosive comments he made, also calling nato obsolete. he talked about the one child policy with china, and building a wall with mexico and these sorts of comments have definitely captured the world's attention, but what they have not really done is to give a better idea of what exactly the
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foreign policy will look like under a trump presidency. so there is a lot of concern and anger out there, too, not so much from world leaders but from citizens of the world who dislike some of the rhetoric that they heard throughout the trump campaign. we do know there are protests scheduled taking place in a number of cities, london, sidney and berlin. but i think for the most part people will be listening to that inaugural address, looking for clues as to what america will look like under president trump, because the bilateral relationships that the americans have is one of the most important ones that there is. >> all right, christine, thank you, i know you will be watching right alongside the rest. >> all right, let's talk to our panel, reporter for the washington examiner and a new york post columnist, and cnn
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presidential historian, tim naftali, donald trump is famous. he has been in front of the cameras. he talking for a living in front of a lot of people, right? he is a celebrity. he is not -- he knows he is followed by cameras. today is different, today will be donald trump in front of the cameras in a different way, in a more important role. it's just different today for someone in front of the cameras. >> certainly it's different, one of the things he will begin to understand, or come to grips with is that as president, every word matters. as a reality tv star, as a ceo perhaps, maybe every word doesn't matter but everybody is going to listen. and as you mentioned, foreign leaders are looking for signals. they're used to presidents
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sending subtle signals, tweets are not subtle signals. so they are going to expect a somewhat different language from trump. even though this man is used to the limelight, in fact, apparently he loves it. this is a different kind of scrutiny, i don't believe he has seen this kind of scrutiny before. by the way, nobody ever has who has not been president. but maybe the kind of celebrities in the past may not be as useful to him now. he may not yet have developed the skills that he needs starting today. i'm not saying he doesn't have the skills. >> selena, i'm going to ask you this point. because you're the author, and in some ways taken literally -- >> and the voters take him seriously. but not every word is literal. so they don't expect oh, i'm going to do this, build this big
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wall. and if you ask them and talk and you double down on them, well, i don't think he is going to build a wall all the way across but he will protect us. >> so what about tim's point, especially today that it is starting at noon that every word you make, every word you say matters. >> well, he has shown up until this point that he does not value words the same way we do. so you know, as reporters you know we're used to a sentence or a word going -- and politicians as well going through all of these massages and editing and making sure that everything is perfect. he does not place the same value on words the way we do. and i don't know if that changes. that is like that unknown thing. and for his voters and the people that supported him that did not matter. and so we may be entering a completely different world that we don't know. >> you know, greg, let me ask you this because the rest of the world is watching. you know you cover all of this for people for companies, for
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people who invest. and it's been hard to pin donald trump down on what parts of his policies and words he really believes in. do you think that will change? >> no, i think it's still going to be ambiguous. a lot of things he says may confuse the markets, a lot of his appointees disagree with him. i was in new york with some very, very interesting investors, there is one thing they worry about. they were going to listen carefully today. they really worry in the markets about a trade war. if he sounds really provocative towards the chinese and raises tariffs, and pulls out of nafta tonight, that's going to worry some. >> one of the big questions today is what is president trump going to do and when, which
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orders will he sign and when? senior adviser kellyanne conway has this to say. >> well, every president has to take executive action, to secure their families, the president-elect has said the very first day that he will sign executive orders. >> it's a lot of marble in that room. >> bottom line, she says a lot of changes will come on monday, the first day of business to know 23rd, but we'll start to see something signed today. >> and what he will sign as i was reading will still be figured out. but people are thinking that some of the top issues he could address today are related to obamacare, national security on isis and immigration. so those are three big campaign areas that he campaigned on. that people who backed him, who listened to him literally and
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seriously. and in every other way possible are hoping to see some type of change on because that is what they wanted from him, some change in those areas. >> you know guys, this has been great having you here, i appreciate it. an all-star star to talk about this, perfect group of people to talk about this day. what will donald trump say? he promised a jacksonian address. what does it mean, exactly? coming up. if you have medicare parts a and b and want more coverage, guess what? you could apply for a medicare supplement insurance plan whenever you want. no enrollment window. no waiting to apply. that means now may be a great time to shop for an
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the energy, the faith. the devotion. which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it. and the glow from that fire and truly light the world. and so my fellow americans, ask not what your country can do for you. ask what you can do for your country. >> 1961, young president john f. kennedy, and words by one of the great speech writers of all time. and we're told that donald trump is crafting his own inaugural
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address. what will he say? eugene scott, what do you expect from him? christine was talking about america first, we have heard jacksonian, and 20 minutes, but not beyond that. >> i think he gave us a taste of what he will say at the lincoln memorial event. as you noticed he said, i had a part of this piece happening, but you all had a bigger part. we had not seen him showing that level of humility acting as if this was a communeal moment, i think he will be more service-based because this is what the event calls for. >> we have to listen to that clip, just as we did with fdr, it's heavy, this is a heavy day. a heavy moment. >> i got goose bumps. >> i know, there is a lot to live up to. that has to be pressure, even for somebody like donald trump, somebody who is very confident
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in his abilities, that has to be pivotal. >> i think the markets want him to talk about growth, tax reform, jobs, things that can make the economy stronger. every single word he says will be parsed and perhaps over-analyzed. >> we don't remember every inaugural address. if you remember, there were a handful of really history-changing moments. but there are more speeches that -- >> totally forgettable. >> totally forgettable. people don't remember richard nixon's second inaugural address. i'm interested in whats objective is, a lot of president-elects, when they prepare for this moment they ask their speech writers to go back and look at famous earlier presidential addresses. i don't know how mr. trump has prepared for today. if indeed he is writing it
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himself, which -- well, every presidential address is the president's speech. how much they put into it depends on the president. most of them allow somebody else to write the first draft. but i'm -- what i'm interested in today is how he describes our country. the last time he gave an important scripted address was his acceptance speech in cleveland. and if you remember that speech that was a speech that described the state of our country in rather dire terms. >> it was done in hopeless, not hopeful. will he be hopeful today. >> in that moment he said but i can fix it. well, today is the day he gets to start fixing it according to his world view. how does he talk about our country now? what is the greatness, what is it that he wants to return us to. how will he do it? this is his opportunity to give us a little road map. so i suspect we will see a very
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trumpian speech. >> will it rain? that is my question. >> that is a big question. >> will it rain? john brought his rain gear, he has his fishing gear out there. we'll have to see. all right, everybody stick with us here for a second, a lot to get to. >> donald trump was talking about what happens if it rains, let's play that. >> we have a cabinet, i believe the likes of which -- tomorrow we have a speech. probably around 12, it may rain, it may not rain, i don't care, doesn't matter. i mean, the truth is, if it really pours that is okay. because people will realize it's my real hair and that's okay. >> we did see the weather report and we are reporting that there could be rain right around noon. it could happen. >> you have been going to
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inaugurations for a long time. usually the issue is, it's freezing cold. that will not be the issue today. but that could happen, there could be rain. >> why don't we go back to doing it in march? a cherry blossom, everything is joyful. the two that strike me right now, george w. bush, it rained but you could have umbrellas in early 2001. and barack obama's first inaugural, while it was festive and large and huge, i think my feet are still cold from standing out there. i mean, it was freezing. but to people who attend these things, honestly, it means so much to them that they block that out. they're so focused on being in the moment of history and you have to love that history means that much to them. >> just an aside of what it's like to be here, i ran into corey lewandowski, somebody very
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close to the president-elect, and he said what are you talking about? he was euphoric, even if it rained. >> i'm more interested where it comes to his hair and whether it's windy. >> there you go, all right, 51 moments past the power. money stream is next. i thodid the ancestrydna toian. find out i'm only 16% italian. so i went onto ancestry, soon learned that one of our ancestors was eastern european. this is my ancestor who i didn't know about. which is the best way to get your taxes done? a jackson hewitt tax pro knows you and gets you the maximum refund guaranteed. does the computer? and what does it do if you make a mistake? or the irs sends you a letter? forget the computer. go with a jackson hewitt tax pro. that's how i feel about blue-emu pain relief spray. odorless and fast-acting. it soothes all my muscle aches and pains.
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we have good news to report this morning on former president george h.w. bush and barbara bush. they are on the upswing. president bush is in intensive care. the former first lady has bronchitis, but said to be
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better. >> someone else might be in washington today. rain is set to dampen the ceremony and meteorologist derek van dam has the forecast for us. >> good morning, john and christine. just under 1 million people to line the national mall outside the capitol building to watch the inauguration of the 45th american president. there is interesting weather headed that way. look at our future radar. the band of showers expected to move across the region associated with the frontal boundary. this will set up rainfall for the inauguration and parade which takes place at 3:0 0 p.m. low clouds will impact visibility and drizzle. the shower activity picks up midday about the same time as the swearing-in ceremony. by 3:00 p.m., we anticipate the
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heavy rainfall to move east, but still low clouds expected and light drizzle around the national capital. climatalogically speaking, we are warmer than p usuusual. we will need the rain coats because a good chance of rain is expected for the ceremony at 12:00 and dwindling chances of precipitation for the afternoon. back to you. derek, thank you. let's get a check on the cnn money stream inauguration edition. stocks are mixed. s&p set for a slim gain. stocks in europe are lower no tin the first hour of trading there. the trump rally, a caupause
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it for the moment. hours until he takes office. here is where the average stands. the dow is up 8%. s&p is up 6.2%. nasdaq up 7% since donald trump's victory. investors now want to see what trump does. they want to see what he does. they want delivery. it is the show me the money phase of trumpenomics. cutting taxes and repealing obamacare. here is what the investors can't to see. lower corporation tax rate and less regulation. will trump impose tariffs or or tax to keep workers in the u.s.? we will look for clues in the inauguration speech. >> trump has taken credit for what has happened since november
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8th. what happens over the next three weeks if the market doesn't go up there? we will have to watch and see. "early start" continues right now. >> in just a few hours, the sun rises on history. look at the beautiful u.s. capitol all lit up waiting for the moment when donald j. trump is sworn in as the 45th president. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is friday, january 20th. it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. welcome to the viewers in the united states and around the world. this is it. it's here. histor totoric day has arrived. the peaceful transfer of power from one administration to the next. at noon today behind us on the
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capitol steps, donald trump will be sworn in. there will be events under tight security. behind the scenes, the trump team is scrambling to fill vital roles. what happens as citizen trump becomes president trump? let's bring in athena jones. in a few hours, this majestic and busy day unfolds. >> reporter: it call kiall kick with a church service across the street from the blair house. i should note that the president-elect selection of the man to speak at the service is getting some attention. his name is robert jeffries. he has a history of inflammatory remarks. after that private


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