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could see for, we ourselves and make up our own minds. may i say what i am calling for? kimberly: go ahead. caller: caller: i think one of the most important things we can do, buy american. think about it. think about what you are buying. don't go to the lowest price, go for quality and something made in america. kimberly: ok. robert is calling from massachusetts. ji. -- hi. caller: i have never seen nothing like that. i thought i was going back to 1960. people likese george wallace. this guy, george wallace, he reminds me of a person that, if you look, he has george well is and all these people in the
1960's. if i look at what he said yesterday, i fought for the civil rights, and you can still see this today in this country. it is unbelievable. this man sounds just like sherman. and george wallace from the 1960's. if you listen to him. the american people -- what american people are you talking about? he is white america. because when he was with americans, he did not say african-americans. kimberly: he did at one point in his speech say that he wanted unity and prosperity for americans, whether they are black, brown or white. did that part of the speech convince you at all? caller: if you believe that, you are crazy. i am 65 years old. i have been around a long time and let me say, when the movie "roots" came out.
when that movie came out, they were some mad black people in the 1970's and what you will see is the exact same thing. violence will be in the streets because of this man. he is just like george wallace. it is not right. kimberly: a little more about yesterday's inaugural festivities, which found not only the installation of a new president, but the departure of a former president, barack obama, who said his goodbyes yesterday. the new york times talks about the ceremony, the president gathering on friday with about 2000 political appointees at joint base injuries where the truest -- andrews, where the truest -- proved difficult. for all of you, he said, who have been amazing work, most of it without fanfare and without
any word of thanks, he could not be prouder of you, he said before leaving. for a family vacation in palm springs. the tears flowed as the former president's aides waived and cheered almost as if doing so might prolong the moment in the nation's capital. few of them wanted to make the for mr.ck for the -- trumps washington anytime soon. president think the can unite people, especially folks like those of that were mentioned in the new york times piece that are concerned about the new administration? caller: no. kimberly: why not, jeff? caller: i am a reagan seniorcan, i supported and i amfirst-term,
someone -- [indiscernible] jeff, what are your concerns about president trump? manipulates the sense,with the simplest their emotions, their fears. he frightens me. i have never seen an american publication --politician like him, ever. kimberly: ok. admired him when he wrote "the art of the deal." but he frightens me. kimberly: ok. a caller from arlington, virginia. good morning, betty. caller: good morning. kimberly: do you think president
trump can be a uniter? caller: no i do not. kimberly: why not? caller: i have not heard anything that donald trump has said since he has been running for president. yesterday, the one -- darkest moment i think for our country. i have been listening to politics and in operations -- inaugurations for years and i've never heard a speech like yesterday. kimberly: what about it struck you most? beginning,t from the everybody said he had written his own speech and i expected something different. some people called and said he was going to unite the country, but i did not hear anything yesterday that i thought would unite the country. he is so divisive. i mean, i listen to this stuff religiously and it frightens me.
yesterday, i begin to hear his speech and i was trying to text people, what is going on? what is going to happen? i've been looking at these, even london and other places, people are upset just by listening to his speech yesterday. i do not know what will happen. all i know is, i will miss president obama and michelle obama. i am going to miss them. kimberly: speaking of how views of the president's inaugural address from other places. the financial times wrote in its editorial today that donald trump's talent is to narrow the risk that he widened. he's -- it says, the speech did not conclude with the notion that americans are single people with shared values and unstoppable when united in a common cause. it hadamiace,utt
enin communities maybe you never thought about visiting, and met people on the surface that seemed completely different than you, did not look or talk like you, or watch the same tv programs, and yet when you started talking to them, it turned out you had something in common. built up.w and it and people took notice. it was infused with a sense of hope. like i said in 2004, it was not blind optimism that drove you to do this work, it was not naivete, it was not willful ignorance of all the challenges that america faces, it was hope in the face of difficulty. hope in the face of uncertainty. you proved the power of hope.
and throughout this process, michelle and i, we have just and women.rontman we have been the face, sometimes outfront on the tv screen or in front of the microphone. but this has never been about us. it has always been about you. things thatamazing happened over the last 10 years, i really just a testament to you. kimberly: anne calling from georgia. caller: hi, how are you? kimberly: i am great. thank you for calling. caller: i have a frog in my throat, it is early. i do not think he can unite the country for several reasons. i think you are going to see
that when you see the women marching all over the world. they started this morning early in countries that get daylight before we do and they are marching, and what they are saying really is that they don't think that trump really cares about the things that women care about, and they do not think he is going to really respect women. when we look at some of the things he said during the campaign, i think we can begin to see the kind of person he really is. they did noteople, believe the bad stuff, they only looked at the promises he made about green jobs ba -- bringing jobs back. and 12plans in -- plants foreign countries where his products are produced. how can they believe a man will bring work back to the u.s.,
when all of his workers, except for the hotel industry, our workers overseas. ithink the thing about it is, think he is a kind man, i think his rhetoric goes far be on any action he is going to do for the american people. and i think what he did was he played on the fears of people. he used hate rhetoric. i think his actions and his words have been far more divisive than anything else and i do think the media has played a big part. in making some sort of equivalency, between the things he did and other things that were not nearly as radical or important. i think trump industry has had
suits filed against him. he said so many things going on in his life that people, for some reason, they ignore them. kimberly: right. >> c-span's washington journal, live every day with news and policy issues that impact you. sunday morning, author cal thom as will join us to discuss his expectations for president trump as he prepares to push his legislative agenda with the republican congress and a divided public. then the columnist catherine lapel will be on to talk about his agenda and women's issues and to saturday's women's march on washington. be sure to watch washington journal, live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on sunday morning. join the discussion. >> we found that public officials, people that really
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trump did not do a weekly address today. he will begin his weekly addresses next saturday. charles schumer of new york delivers the democratic weekly address. he talks about the democratic agenda on the middle class. schumer: yesterday, our country took part in a tradition that is a cornerstone of our government. the orderly transfer of power. the ceremony also offered a chance to hear the new president articulate his vision for the country. today in a conversation with you, i want to share the democratic party's vision and how we will work to advance it in the new year and new congress. first, we are going to recommit ourselves to principles that have always been at the core of our party. what my