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continues. in orlando. next. lou: good even, president-elect trump in orlando, for his 7th rally of his thank you tour. mr. trump and vice president elect pence will talk the amphitheater, president-elect was there 6 days before he won the election and presidency. we'll bring you the rally, when mr. trump takes the stage. we have a lot to take up with you here, including obama's politicize intelligence agencies and president who has lead from behind, today, tried to advance a story that he walked back. fbi director james comey,
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director of national intelligence, james clapper. have reached a sudden agreement with a cia assessment that top russian officials oversaw a covert plan to expose dnc e-mails and interfere in the presidential election according to the head of cia, john brennan there is now a quote, strong consensus among u.s. intelligence services, that russia orchestrated hacks and on-line leaks in part to help donald trump win the white house. that is latest theory. it contradicts earlier theories and statements of those ages, but despite the newly constructed consensus about intervention in the election, by which the agencies now mean that russians did hack not the election but the democratic national committee, and obama administration now acknowledges that there is still no evidence that a
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single vote was changed as a result of what those agencies and their consensus call, russian interference. >> the president's homeland security secretary jay johnson said, that the hacking did not change the vote count. >> we see no evidence that hacking by any actor altered ballot count or any cyber actions that deprived people of voting whether the disclosures that were made that we pointed out in our october 7 statement, altered public opinion is not -- that is pion my level of expertise. lou: only thing we can be sure of is that three top officials of the democratic national committee were forced to
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resign this summer because they rigged the democratic primary against bernie sanders, they collided with the democratic nominee. we'll take that up with american conservative union chairman matt slap and weekly standard, fred barnes here, also here, media mogul steve forbes, and general jack king, we'll talk about china's latest provocation, and what in terms of nationally is second does the president's statements today mean? pentagon demanding that return of u.s. navy underwater drone, stolen by the chinese military, in the waters of the south china sea. we'll have the story, details and the consequences coming up. >> our top story, president obama changing his story, but not his opportunity. mr. president obama trying to
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explain why he shrugged off russian hacking until after donald trump had been elected. outgoing president had odd on the see to suggest that, should not become a quote political football, after he made it that. and president said he has already resolved matter after a confrontation with vladimir putin. >> in earlier september, i say president putin in china, i felt that the most effective way to ensure that that not happen, was to talk to him directly. tell him to kit it oil. we did not see further tampers of the election process, but the leaks through wikileaks had already occurred. charles: in app earlier interview, president said, his government still needed to take action.
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>> i think that there is no doubt, that when any foreign government trying to impact the integrity of our elections that we need to take action, and we will, at a time and a place ofure own choosing, some of it may be expose it. some may not be. but mr. putin is well aware ofny feelings about this. i spoke to him directly about it. charles: hillary clinton gathered with her big donors last night, saying that putin directed cyberattacks again, dnc, trump transition team senior advisor, kellyanne conwa conway. >> and it is also is timely,
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for a democratic party that condition seem to escape u.s. u.sidentity crisis. all this, lack of self awareness now, seeping into an argument about urinure -- urinintelligence, we don't appreciate that. >> country top leadership of behind the cyberattacks, vladimir putin, a kremlin spokesman saying that u.s. should croat stop talking about it or produce some evidence. otherwise it looks highly inseemly. >> joining me now. to discuss obama administration seemingly desperate attempts to delegitimize president-elect trump's victory, chairman of american conservative union, matt slap. and fred barnes. let me ask you, does this not look like rather high level of
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-- this looks like, a straight on propaganda move, this president who acknowledges he in a conversation with or confrontation, with vladimir putin, gave him a warning to which vladimir putin, melted. it just does not make sense, does it. charlesit? >> no, and knowing president obama, he probably said please, please, please top that hacking. because, look, there is for one thing, there no evidence that russians were trying to elect donald trump. maybe they were but there is no evidence, no evidence when the cia made this finding and still no evidence today, best they become up with is for
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now. there were no republicans e-mails. that is not evidence, that is a gift. charles: well, also, matt, seemingly with resolve there was no further hacking after september, here we are with a 31 days remaining in his term, and now he wants to retaliate against russia? what kind of mindless nonsense is this on the part of this white house? >> well, the president got a no de -- nobel peace prize before he even hungs drapes off, now he is looking tough with vladimir putin, after going as around the globe and apologizing to every dictator. he did not get his obama third term, it looks political, it stinks, and i think that american people' to -- if there are facts like fred is
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talking about, show us, quit the selective leaks and what is happening with telling "new york times" with their finding, tell the american people your findings. charles: john brennan is you know nothing more than a political appointee, and a very politicized agency at the top, and in case of cia, and other agents within the intelligence community. this is a major problem for the incoming administration. the trump administration is going to have to clean house. and that is a very difficult additional burden to put on a young administration. >> it is when you look at cia, under john brennan you look like this agency, has tried to
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taint the election of donald trump. remember he also brennan also attacked donald trump, for his view that we need to get rid of the deal with iran on nuclear weapons that is aat cias not supposed to do that, he is real exided hid -- exceeded hid bounds. there will be a lot of house cleans for congressman pompeo. lou: mainly because, this president, will be first president since wilson to remain in washington, d.c. after leaving the white house. the last time that occurred, he is breaking precedence, he is changing the culture. the custom, and looks like he is positioning himself to interfere as vigor usually as he can in the administration of donald trump.
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>> you are right, he has said, that he might be person to lead charge against donald trump policies, i think we see this week with the nasty comes from president obama. -- comments from president obama, vis-a-vis donald trump react to charges about russia and putin, look at his own press secretary, literally taking on the incoming president, we have not seen anything like this, this is unseemly, and i think you know, i think you are right, it breaks a tradition that is important, which is let the new guy come in give him a chance, and he all of our president we should stand behind him, give him that chance. lou: that is -- ernly very clear now. that these are crocodile tears that president sheds, and it is also very clear that the donald trump administration had better be ready because, they are digging in here for a reason, it is for a not
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campaign, they mean seems to be to subvert the real of the people and attack this government, i think that we're going to see some very, dark and dangerous moments as a result of what obama is clearly planning and the left doing. even as they refuse to recognize their edec electoral power slipped levels not seen since 1922, on positive side, i think it would add to their dim uniic. >> we're awaiting donald trump's thank you tour really, in orlando, we'll be right back with that and much more. the day was complicated. >> we'll be right back. >> donald trump not overly impressed with the outgoing white house press secretary,
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on the subject of russia. >> this foolish guy, josh ernest, he is so bad, the way he delivers the message, he can deliver a positive message and it sounds bad. lou: when will losing left whiney ever end? >> a heist at sea, china stealing an american drone in the disputed waters of the south china sea. navy warned chinese not to do it, they did it and their theft prompted a u.s. diplomatic protest. but show what? but show what? we'll find out with general
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the crew was not armed at the time. after the incident state department lodged a formal diplomatic protest to china. and china announcing they carried out live fire exercises, dozens of ships and character taking part -- and aircraft taking part. to test weapons performance and training levels. china's first aircraft carrier. it is not small, but 60% lighter and 100 feet smaller than uss ronald reagan. joining me now to focus on what is going on with china. general jack king.
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turn first to china their response to this protest by u.s. over a drone. they stole. >> they pretty much responded. sudden a note to -- they stent a note to our military officials in beijing, said you should not be surprised. there are risks in the south china sea. and when you maintain close surveillance like that you will have risks. so, essentially they tell us, so many words, that we have your underwater sea vehicle, we had a right to take it. lou: and thetic tra economy --iic translation -- extrapolation it a shared risk, they are running risk as well, one would think this country, would have a response, but there has been
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none. >> there will not be much of a respond fro badge obama administration. >> there a great power competition with u.s. and china, and also russia, russia is shooting at uses their airplane to bomb our syrian monitors. now great power struggle is real, they are not supporting international order that has been established for 70s years, they don't see it in their national interest, they will take it apart, what is happens, china is, militarize in south china sea to be part of their regional strategy to dominate the pacific and asia, they have made up their mind, now they have military strength to back up their political goals that is when their intent is that will clash with the u.s. interest in the region.
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we, the u.s.,' to avoid conflict but we're not going to be able to avoid confrontation, that is what this is, this contro confrontation, these will happen time and again, we must deal with it. charles: reporter: with that vision, of the future. confronting a inevitable. in this struggle for power for dominance, in two part of the globe with russia and china, are we prepared to deal with such a confrontation, militarily? we lost divisions, we have allowed our budgets to eroad your equipment in particular aircraft is terribly out of date. and needs replacement are we ready? >> u.s. military, is superiority, as a power. has beenesh roadinhas been eroding to point where we
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don't have credible deterrent that we used to have. our adversaries should be able to look at us, and say there is no way i am going to challenge the united states, this has been eroding. critics say you are still spending more money on u.s. defense budget, that is not relevant, what is relevant, are we a credible deterrent to our adversaries or not, based on putin a actions we're not, we have a right to be in pacific, my response would be park warships out there in south china sea, not just pass through but park them there let them know we are in the area this is international waters, this is global commons we have a right to be there, and make it understood, in no uncertain terms we're supporting our allies in that
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region, everyone excepting nok knocnorth korea nok is an ally of united states. lou: general jack keane. >> thank you. lou: sources tell fox news that congressman mick mulvaney of south carolina is leading candidate to be donald trump's budget director. mulvaney is cofounder of house freedom caucus, known as a fiscal hard-line, and has oppose his own party budget and appropriation bills because they spend too much money. on wall street stocks today, ticked a little lower, dow fell 9, s&p down 4, nasdaq down 20, volume 5.5 billion shares. for the week, dow up a half percent, s&p and nasdaq weekly losses. small but losses. and listen to my reports 3 time a day coast-to-coast on the salem radio network, up
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next, president-elect trump pledging to bring back health and prosperity to the great nation. >> they say, mr. president elect, it does not sound good when you say rich nation. i say, we have to be a rich nation, if we're going to rebuild our military. if we're going to build the wall, we have to be a rich nation. lou: peace through strength. steve forbes is joining me here next. we're awaiting president-elect in orlando, his thank you rally about to begin, stay heart, what's going on? i'm leaving. why? what did i do? not enough. the pressure is too much. i quit!
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lou: we are awaiting the president-elect in orlando, florida. fox news correspondent phil keating is with him at orlando ampitheatre. it looks like a full crowd. >> reporter: it's about 5,000,
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6,000 people on hand. there were hundreds of people waiting all day long in the beautiful 70 degree weather. he flew to mar-a-lago and dropped off his family and they are currently en route to here. maybe 7:45, tight *, you will see donald trump take the stage. but they don't care how late he is. they are sow excited to see him, the mood, the passion, just enormous all day long. progress of everything is better when our the winning side. that's for certain. things we'll shear trump talk about tonight will be common themes of the campaign, we have to strengthen the immigration law. slash corer corporate taxes,
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slash personal income taxes. and of course el light up this crowd when he promises he will build that's wall. trump is running late. but everyone has got their enthusiasm high. a lot of red make america great again hats as well as chants of "lock her up, lock her up." lou: a big, big difference now with the knowledge as to who wins the thing. i have got to tell you how impressed i'm with the people of until braving those 70-plus degree temperatures to get there to see the president-elect. reporter: sure. lou: up next, president-elect trump will be taking the stage in orlando. and stay with us. former presidential candidate, media know mogul and all-time great american steve forbes
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lou: democrats threatening president-elect trump with impeachment if he doesn't divest himself of assets that might pose a potential con fliskt interest. the impeachment effort from five senate democrats is expected to go nowhere in the republican senate.
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but trump said his sons will be managing his assets while he's in office. and there will be no new deals. steve forbes, great to have you heerve. we have so much to cover. donald trump is not going to divest. he doesn't have the time to, couldn't possibly. what does he do that's that's satisfactory to reasonable people foregetting the five is realists in the senate. >> the key word is reasonable. if he has his sons run the business, his daughter and son-in-law will continue to advise him very, very separate. reasonable people will say that's all you can do. you have got stuff all over the world. you have real estate you can't sell overnight. if he does something that comes
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across as reasonable, they can sputter and shake their fists, but it's not going to go anywhere. lou: these people are diminished to such a point, they don't think they can get any smaller. but with these actions they do become smaller and matter. >> they can't believe they lost. they not only can't believe it. but they think by some miracle they will revirlts. the electoral college will come our rescue. no it won't. threaten impeachment. donald trump is staying up platp late at night worrying about that. lou: they are taken anti-american group. they are trying to subvert the will of the people. they are not saying we'll get
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you in four years, they are saying to hell with you and they are trying to subvert the will of the people. >> they are trying to county i will legitimacy thing because in 2018 they know they could lose 10 to 12 seats in 2018. so they will be more impotent than ever before. lou: let's turn to the provecation by china, going after the drone. and the response. they are saying there are risks in the china sea and we did what comes naturally. what should be our response to the chinese where we have an immense investment and dependentsy for goods and products. >> they are more dependent on us than we on them fit came to that.
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china believes, and i think they will be disabused of this notion, that we are a dee kleining nation. the soviets and the russians believe thanked in the 1970s, they got a real wake-up call. it's about the economic program. lou: peace through strengths. >> that's a great phrase. if this economy starts to turn around, which it will, then chinese economy is now in trouble. the bond market -- the bond market cleart nearly closed down thursday. money is pouring out of china. the chinese people, their government may huff and puff. but the chinese people don't have faith in their own government. money goes when they smell trouble. that's what you have in china. lou: real trouble. it looks as though given the
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troubles they have got, they may want some limited amount of trouble and conflict with the united states. they certainly don't want, do you believe open conflict. >> they know what happened with japan when they tried that. that movie did not have a happy ending. they haven't fully grasped yet this president is different from barack obama. it's going to be very, very different. they will learn, they will learn. lou: 31 days by my count. up next, bitter jp rrp blaming the broken f.b.i. for hillary clinton's loss in the election. tammy bruce, daniel halper join me next. we are waiting for the president-elect. he's running a little late. stay with us. we continue our special coverage
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lou already defeated diminished democrats look to blame anyone but themselves for hillary clinton's losses in the election. hillary clinton telling her donors two unprecedented events led to her loss. comey's letter about the versus giengs her private server and russian hack of the dnc. john podesta joining us in the excuse and blame game. writing in a "washington post" op-ed, something is deeply broken at the f.b.i. joining me now the washington bureau chief at the new york post and washington times columnist, tammy bruce. let's start with the president and his so-called final press conference. he backed up his story about hack an election and it was --
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was reduced to a narrow line of hack the dnc. >> he said you would have to be delusional to think the election could be hacked when they thought hillary was wing. an nbc report says sources inside the white house says he did not do anything about the hacking because they thought hillary was going to win and they didn't want to risk a cyber war. talk about situational ethics. if the situation were to benefit him he could do nothing about it even though it would benefit the united states. he's always come out sounding a little haggard. lou: he was halting, stammering throughout much of this press conference, his last talking it seemed endlessly. but it all toomentd a rationalization of everything he said in his own decisions and actions whether it be in putin
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in december telling him to cut it out. putin dutifully responded with quitting any kind of hack. so why if he quit hacking in september is it a big deal in december? >> the whole press conference today was defensive. by being defensive, he refuted john podesta and hillary clinton who were blaming the russian hacking and -- and the f.b.i. so the f.b.i., the russian hack. barack obama defended the f.b.i. today which i thought was stunning. it was and the full frontal defense. but he was saying they are good people and they know what they are doing. lou: the cia assessment of the hack of the election. >> it was striking because he also said the hacking and all these document did not situate election and had no bearing on
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the election which is the clinton campaigns other argument. in a shocking way he completely demolished their arguments. of course it was all in defense of himself. his only goal is to defend himself because he doesn't want to look like the weak leader and the guy who resulted in donald trump being elected. he would rather shift the blame. it's stunning because it's a complete rebuke to what hillary clinton and john podesta are saying. lou: there is something sad about a president who thinks he can talk his way into a legacy that is more positive than the one that will result, which is devastating. >> for those don'tors at the party wonder wrght autopsy was. answer is right in front of their face. her delusion. the fact that this is what she thinks. her inability to connect with the american people.
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the inclination to lie immediately and blame others. no reflection, self reflection. this is why they lost. unless -- and we heard it from the president. unless they get their act together and look in the mirror and realize it's their agenda they rejected, it will and bloodletting and they have to make sure it many the right sort of republican who win in 2018 in the senate. so we have a filibuster-proof majority there. >> we have a president-elect who is leading the nation, frankly, not barack obama. >> barack obama is obviously so weak he's going off to hawaii for two weeks. he's in the airplane right now. one month left in his presidency and two of those weeks he won't be in town. he's completely checked out. nothing is happening here. donald trump is leading policy
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in many ways by taking phone calls from taiwan. the problem of course is he doesn't have any power. so when this under water drone gets taken there is no real way to respond to it and we are left flailing. >> manage when he does have actual power. the world is going to change for the better. lou: he has the power of the bully pulpit. you are watching a country that's feeling a lot better right now, of people feeling better about themselves because of one donald j. trump. daniel halper and tammy bruce, thank you for being with us tonight. facebook is under fire for its evident to purge so-called fake news from users' news feed. if this is a little like the telephone company telling you what you can and cannot talk about on your cell phone. the social media giant is bringing in quote-unquote,
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outside fact clerks. can we believe this nonsense? we are talking about a major corporation with intelligent people at the helm and they led themselves into this abyss. those fact checkers they tell us are to determine whether a story is disputed. but it turns out one of those outside fact checkers is funded by leftist billionaire george soros. it's amazing the places he turns up particularly when the head of an organization like facebook is a leftist himself. up next, the president-elect's thank you tour has been a wild success. we'll play you some of his greatest hits as we await his rally in orlando. stay with us, we'll be right
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lou: let's check in right now and go to orlando, florida where donald trump will be speaking at his thank you rally. the christmas trees have been -- appropriately the decor of this festive season. merry christmas, everybody. by the way, tonight marks the 7th thank you stop on the president-elect's wildly successful -- just stay with me,
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i can i this -- thank you tour in the battleground states. he's set to hold his final rally in mobile, alabama it's where it started out. i remember jeff sessions was there. here is some of the tour's, we think, best moment. >> my administration will follow two simple rules. buy american and hire american. speaker paul ryan, i really have come [crowd booing] >> i have come to appreciate him. he's like a fine wine. every day that goats by i get to appreciate his genius more and more. if he ever goes against me i won't say that. we are going to work on the wall, paul. we'll keep radical islamic
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terrorists the hell out of our country! lou: joining me now the founder and chief executive officer of american majority, ned ryan. and bree hayden. this thank you tour is working bully. and it's interesting to contrast the outgoing with the new, the old with the new, and the old today, i honestly didn't know where he was going to go. it turned out he was recanting his story about the hack of the election and was talking about a russian hacking of the dnc. a remarkable reversal. don't you think? >> certainly. he day it's like a new scapegoat and new reason why hillary clinton lost. today it's the russians. but yesterday it was -- today it was the media, yesterday it was the russians, every day it's a new reason why she won.
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it's important to remind everyone of the thing the russians didn't do and the media didn't do. neither of these entities set up a private email server for hillary clinton to curry phase from big pocketed donors. and they didn't prevent her from coming up with a coherent check message. and they didn't prevent her from coming up with a reason for voters to vote for her. and they don't address the real issue with her campaign which is she was an extremely flawed candidate. >> lou, it's like obama is together excuse tour as trump is doing his thank you tour. it had to be one of the more pathetic press conferences i have ever seen. for him to make excuse after excuse after excuse. did josh earnest write every one
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of those questions or most of them. i think there were a couple things that were troubling. first of all when he was asked, was that a free and fair election. there is only one answer, of course it is. we have free and fair elections in the united states. the other question i would love to have seen asked, mr. president, how did it feel to meddle in the israeli elections in your attempts to unseat netanyahu. how did it feel to meddle in the brexit vote in your attempt to stop brexit. those would have been the questions to ask. lou: there is something about self-righteousness that he has to carry with him. he's never got quite an adequate supply of it. he's looking for other supplies that always at some point seem to be at hand. you make a terrific point in
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talking about the intervention in the israeli elections and netanyahu. trying to destroy netanyahu and spending some considerable money and time to do it. our money. and brexit telling the british they are damn fools. this man won't be missed in many quarters outside the left. >> the good news is edonly has 30 days left and he will be out of the white house and we'll correct ther university last 8 years. lou: you make it sound very easy. but we know it will be hard, tough work for the incoming administration. >> it is. but the other troubling thing was when he said we would retaliate against the russians. the responsible thing to do is talk with the trump administration to say how are we going to address this so he doesn't do anything and leave the trump administration holding the bag. i thought that was very
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irresponsible to say that on npr earlier in the day and reiterate that in his press conference. he needs to be working with the trump administration. lou: it's a stark contrast, is it not, too look at hillary clinton with 400 of her donors in bright new york city where she is explaining herself and embracing them on it seems, slim chance she'll need their money again. and president-elect trump out on the campaign trail saying thank you to all of the people who supported him. it's really -- it's such a striking contrast between the two and tells us a lot about why he won and what kind of leader he will be. >> you are completely right. polite koa released a blistering and detailed report detailing every single mistake after
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mistake that the clinton campaign made. and the fact she started and ended her campaign from new york city i think is rather telling in the sense here she this this metropolitan bubble dealing with voters who are very detached with the rest of america. and those are the voters and individuals and those are the people she was hiring and working with and surrounded herself with. you are right, her campaign was extremely inefficient. and it stands in stark contrast to the way donald trump hand his campaign. we watched his campaign and scratched our heads saying dose know what he's doing? it does go some to show you donald trump didn't need all of the bells and whistles, all these shiny things hillary clinton invested a lot of money in. and it shows you she was never able to articulate a reason why people should vote for her.
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she acted like it was just her turn. that message didn't resonate with voters. lou: i want to bring in byron york who is the washington examiner's chief political correspondent. great to see you. one of the things i'm struck by is this game that the left is already playing about impeach donald trump if he doesn't divest by january 20 of all of his billions of dollars and assets and holdings. it's unbelievable what a nasty, vial bunch they turned into. >> i think they have early onset trump derangement syndrome. if you listen to people on the left. they believe republicans plotted to undermine barack obama and tried to destroy this presidency from the moment he was elected, and they are going to offer
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donald trump no less. so i think what you are going to see is just an attack on every front possible. the emoluments clause, the business conflicts. this whole electoral college thing. they will try on monday which is undoubtedly going to fail, but they will talk about that for quite a while. then the hearings about russia. so the idea toys have this multi-front attack against trump. none of which has anything to do with the actual jobs, obamacare, immigration agenda that trump is bringing to washington. lou: it has nothing to do with the american people who right now want donald trump's leadership, his ideas, his bold leadership, and they are going to continue, i guess, to simply petty themselves straight into oblivion as a party.
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>> that was maybe the one intelligent thing that obama said today, the democrat party has to take a hard look at how they are approaching and who they are talking to and their methods and strategies for the future. but it doesn't appear they want to be introspective and take a hard look. mature adults take blame for their mistakes. we made mistakes. we weren't in the rust belt as much as we should have been. we weren't apeeling to the union voters. they refused to take responsibility. lou: let's let them not take responsibility. i'm afraid they are going to hear you and start take some sort of responsibility, not out of a sense of maturity or abut r of strategic and tactical response.
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>> the thing i'm loving is the fact the house democrats just re-elected nancy pelosi. i'm starting to call them coastal regional party because they are having such a strong makeup in the house caucus of california, new york and illinois. it's becoming have much regional. i think they will take a strong look at keith ellison as the head of the dnc. whatever lessons could have been learned, it appears they don't want to learn them. lou: i say good for them. let's turn to what we can expect from this administration. it looks like with barack obama becoming the first president since woodrow wilson to remain in washington, d.c. after his terms in office end, that he means to carry on some sort of opposition, if you will, create
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a new column to fight against president donald trump. what do you make of it? he's certainly well liked among people here in d.c. we were just talking earlier, lessons learned. lou: he's well liked. are you kidding? >> well, among beltway kinds of people. lou: you mean left wingers. >> owe kay. as someone who grew up elsewhere and lives here, i noticed there are definitely like two americas going on. d.c. is almost detached from the rest of the world. sow when i say base well liked in d.c., way mean is he's liked by the political class and the media elite. that's what i mean when i say that. lou: the establishment. >> exactly, sure. he is well liked by theee athletes in the capital which is detached from the rest of
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america. however, i don't know how much of an impact those efforts will have nationally. we have seen people are sick and tired of the establishment. lou: he's everything the electorate in 30 states said we are not going to col rate anymore. byron, your thoughts? >> he is well liked locally in d.c. i believe donald trump got 4% of the vote here in washington. lou: the left. it's owe kay. democrats, leftists, liberals, progressive. they are nothing like the rest of america. >> but it's going to be fascinating to watch what the former president does. in the democratic party the existence of the children tons and the idea that hillary clinton would run again tends to strangle the young leadership of the democratic party and they didn't have a group of people running. they only had one guy who was 74 years old to run against her
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this last time. so they have to build this generation. now you will have the former president sucking up all the oxygen for a while being the face of the opposition to donald trump. lou: you know barack obama will be sucking up all the oxygen every where he is whenever he can be. i love the idea that the democratic party and particularly the left, they are eating their young. they do not want to confront the generational issues that would normally propel younger candidates to the forefront and into elected office. and there is no sure path certainly for them awaiting in the democratic party, and to that i say keep sucking up that oxygen, mr. obama it's good for the country. we appreciate you all being with us. ned ryun, and bre peyton.
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the president-elect is running late in florida. but that won't stop us. we'll cover that no matter what. but if tonight's rally is anything like last night the wait will be with it. >> the patriots in this arena tonight stood up for themselves and their families and showed the whole world the american people still run our country. lou: isn't it great to hear the first person plural instead that first person singular stuff from this president and his administration. stay with us. as we examine precisely what happened today in washington, d.c. stay with us. i love it. they love barack obama there. 4%. 4% for donald trump in
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lou: the pentagon is demanding that china return that american drone that they stole in the
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south chain a sea. incident occurred yesterday afternoon 40 miles west of the philippines in international waters. the chinese warship had been shadowing the ship which was retrieving two under water drones. it may be a spy ship. we don't know and they won't tell. the chinese crew sent out a small beaten took one of the drones that looked like this. i mean an under water drone. the american crew made up of civilian mariners and scientists made repeated requests asking the chinese to return the drone they had stolen, to no avail. the crew was not armed at the time except for small arms. after the incidents the state department launched a formal diplomatic protest to china.
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china wee vee sponlds by saying it's a risky deal tblght south china sea and what would you expect us to do other than what wee did. we have a sense of what our next president might do. china carried out its first live fire exercise. and that's one aircraft carrier the group includes, dozen of ships and aircraft took part in the exercises a few days ago. the goal to test the weapons performance, training levels. it's china's first aircraft carrier it's by no means a small ship. but 100 feet smaller than the u.s.s. ronald rae began which is stwaitiond the 7th fleet in japan.
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joining me is tommy o tom girkso and mark simone. a drone stolen in front of a crew tip wonder why in the world would a u.s. navy vessel be beyond the protection of the fleet and our air power, our naval power in that region? it's much like the navy's incident in which those 10 sailors were taken in the red sea -- persian gulf, and there was no response by the u.s. navy. they were simply taken by the iranians. this is a peculiar way for the u.s. navy to operate. >> back to the iranian deal, we were more than humiliated but there seems to be no com respon.
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he's said how we are going to deal with the chinese even though he's only the president-elect. lou: he has taken leadership of the country. there is no question about who is leading the nation. no question president obama is our president and in donald trump our president-elect, donald trump is leading, don't you think? >> i think he will be on the phone tomorrow talking to somebody. it's an under water vehicle. it's not a submarine. lou: i don't want to show up all of my knowledge about under water drones or air drones. >> those amazon things are aerial subject marines. lou: that's one way to look at it. you are make an excellent point. >> i think president obama is going to leave us a mess with
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russia, a mess with china. lou: he's leaving a mess everywhere. >> if you were leaving the white house and you were leaving the presidency would you take two weeks off? lou: he compounds the confounding, if you will, he has four weeks left, and he takes two of them for vacation and at the same time anownlss he wants to kick russia's -- announces he wants to kick russia's butt all of a sudden. >> i don't know about you guys, but the press conference when he does them have been horrible. today he opened up on talk radio again. then he blamed talk radio and he said people listened to the russians during elections because what guys like mark and i do all year long in talk radio is soften the battlefield for the fake news stories. go to hawaii and eat the snow
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cones and get out of here. >> he hasn't explained the russian hacking. hillary won every found against putin. why would he do it? lou: if he were going to hack the dnc, why would he leave fingerprints there but not anywhere else at least in recorded history. and why is ite missed those 33,000 clinton emails, and how is it he couldn't hack her server but could walk right into the dnc? there is a lot that doesn't make sense. not the least of which is how in the world does this become hack an election in the view of the administration. it turned out to be a hacking of the dnc. the democratic party destroyed the only significant challenger to hillary clinton. they collude and they are a corrupt organization.
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they losted the top officials for democratic party. but they have got a place for the top one and it was in the clinton campaign. >> we know debbie wasserman-schultz rigged the process. her office is 4 blocks away from the cia and they couldn't detect her. how good could they be. lou: donald trump is about to kick off his thank you rally in orlando, florida. that's rick scott, the governor of florida. ways your sense of the cabinet and your reaction to those peopling what will be the donald trump administration? >> i think it's a tremendous cabinet but i don't like the secretary of state. i want to see what he says during the hearings. i'm very, very suspect of that. but the other picks have been spectacular. this has been world class, particularly in the prime
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position. and some of the stuff outside the box that he's done. i don't like tillerson, i don't like all the putin stuff. i want to see what he says during the transition -- during the hearings. lou are's the top diplomat. don't you want hip to like everybody? >> no. lou: general mattis -- then we bringing you general mattis as secretary of defense, then we get an understanding of a different order. >> general mattis is the best pick in my view. he's routinely seen as beyond competent by everybody. that was a tremendous pick. i don't know about the wall street guys. i want to hear what they say during the hearings. >> there is no such thing as too many generals and too much ceos. they live in a world where there is no excuse for not wing.
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they just get things done and solve the problems. lou: you say no more politics. they are there for political reasons. and politics is what government is all about of course. but what is wonderful. if you are going to deal with politics and politicians, it's great to have a cabinet shaping up like this one. and that's men and women of accomplishment and achievement. they didn't go into this cabinet for a pay raise. that's quite a competitive advantage if previous. it's going to be spectacular if you have still got three posts to fill out in an entire administration to populate. what a beginning. thank you so much. we appreciate it. mike pence, our vice president-elect right there on stage. the sign says merry christmas,
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u.s.a., thank you tour 2016. and i bet that says orlando, florida and under it i'l says make america great again. let's hear what the president-elect has to say. >> restore the arsenal of democracy. give our soldiers, sailors, and marines and coast guard the resources to accomplish their mission and we'll have a commander-in-chief who will community down and destroy isis at its source. thanks to you we'll have a president of the united states who will support the men and women in law enforcement across this nation at every level. and thanks to you. 34 days from today we'll have a president who will fight every
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day to put america back to work and make it american economy great again. we'll have a president who will repeal obamacare lock, stock and barrel. and replace it with free market reforms and more choice. we'll have a president who will cut taxes, roll back excessive regulation and we'll have a president who will reveal he single unconstitutional executive order that barack obama signed into law. [cheers and applause] and thanks to you, thanks to you we'll have a president who will renegotiate nafta, get us out of the trans-pacific deal, and he will make sure that trade means american jobs first. and thanks to you, we'll have a president who will enforce the laws of this nation for the
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citizens of this nation and all who are legally here. we'll build a wall. we'll build a wall and uphold our laws, and we'll have a president who will end illegal immigration once and for all. and thanks to you, florida, we'll finally have government as good as our people. government that workers day for the people and not the special interests. we'll reform our ethics laws and this president will drain the swamp. we'll have a president who will
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make appointment to the highest court who will uphold the god-given liberties enshrined in the constitution of the united states. we are here just to say thanks. thank you from the bottom of my heart. thank you for giving america a new president. whose strength and vision, whose leadership will make america great again faster than you can possibly imagine. so i say with a greatful heart, it is my high honor and distirnght privilegk andprivileu the president-elect of the united states of america, donald
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trump. [♪] ♪ i'm proud to be an american where at least i know i'm free ♪ ♪ i won't forget the men who died who gave that life to me ♪ >> thank you. thank you. well, let's start off by saying merry christmas, everyone, merry christmas. i'm here today for one main reason. to say thank you to the incredible people of florida. what a group. as you know, florida is my second home. and many ways it's my first home.
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and i love this state. i love the people. i love the people of the state. you propelled to victory a grass roots movement the likes of which the world has never seen before. look at these people. how many people are here? man! that's a lot of people. they say we broke the record tonight, by the way, we broke the record. incredible. incredible people. the pay the yotds in this audience tonight stood up to the global special interests and delivered an historic win for the american worker. american worker. with your votes -- friend or foe? i think it's friend.
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a loud friend, but a friend, right? with your votes the great citizens of this country declared to the world that from now on it's going to be america first. america first. let me also take a moment to really recognize and thank our terrific governor rick scott for being here tonight. and pam bondi who is in the audience some place. she is an incredible person. pam, thank you. rick, thank you very much. these are truly amazing people. i also -- thank you, i love you too, darlin'. i even love the guy that said i love you. what can i say. he's a rough-looking dude down there. i also wanted to give a special thanks to you, the men and women
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in the united states military. [cheers and applause] we are in your debt and we'll never let you down. now, you know, we did very well with many, many different groups. we did fantastically well with the african-american community. we did fantastically well with the hispanic community. we have a lot of people here tonight from the india community. hindus. we did great with the hindus. where are they? we have a big group. there they are. i want to thank you. you folks were amazing. they went out and they voted, and they were fantastic. and we did well with women. women.
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but you know, we -- by the way. how about the evangelicals. how good was that? a world record. evangelical christians. we set the all-time record in the history of elections in this country. evangelicals. we are going to honor our troops and it really begins with restoring respect for our great american flag. is that right? we are going to defend the flag, our heroes fought and died for to protect. i don't like to when i see people burning our flag. i don't like it. i don't like it. i don't like it. and you don't like it. we are going to try doing something about it. we are going to do something about it. we are also going to rebuild our badly depleted military. we have the greatest people in
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the world in our the military. we are going to re-build our you depleted military and we'll take care of our great, great veterans. where are the veterans tonight? [crowd chants "usa"] america pursues this vast military power in the hopes that we do not have to use it. but we'll be prepared if we have to. there has rarely been a time when we needed military power more than it is right now. and we'll going have it. it will be peace through strength. peace through strength. at the same time, our foreign
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policy needs a new direction. we have spent $6 trillion in the middle east. and now it's in worse shame than it's ever been before. years of horror. and look what's happening over there right now. $trillion and look what's happened. it's death, it's a horrible thing. we are going to dosing we can. we'll get it straightened out one way or another. but just think it. all of that money within all of those lives. and i mean lives on both sides. tremendous lives, tremendous numbers of people. and we have nothing. it's 15 times worse than it was when we started. so we are going to start using our head. we are going to do things right and try to patch that up and try to help people. we'll build safe zones. we are going to build safe zones in syria.
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we are going to build safe zones. and we are going to get the gulf states to pay for the safe zones and we'll try on help people. we are going to try and we are going to get it done. meanwhile at home. our infrastructure is crumbling, tour schools are failing and our workers can't find good-paying jobs. you know that. we are going to change that so fast your heads are going to spin. instead rebuilding foreign nations, it's time to rebuild our nation. that's what we are going to do. for too long we have been moving from one reckless intervention to another, countries that most of you have never even heard of before. it's crazy. and it's going to stop. a trump administration will focus on the vital national security interests of the united states.
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and that means crushing isis rapidly and defeeting radical islamic terrorism. [cheers and applause] importantly, america will also stands with the cuban people in their long struggle for freedom. i want to appreciate -- their support mass been unbelievable. the cuban people. we know what we have to do and we'll do it. so don't worry about it. the numbers have been incredible. they gave me just prior to the election the bay of pigs award and let me tell you, that was a great honor for me. i want to thank the cuban people. to be a strong nation, we must also be a rich nation. a wealthy nation. and we'll be.
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whether it's exploring space, or curing disease. we want the next generation of innovation and production to happen right here in america and right here in our great state of florida. right? and you know, speak of florida, should i discuss that one day, a day in the life? should we do that or not? i always say should we do it? and everybody wants to do it. you probably heard it before. but we'll make it florida oriented because this was a big, big win. wee won easily. we won by a tremendous number of votes. if you watched the very dishonest people back here on television, man, is that a lot.
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well, you know, maybe before we start, this field is massive. i'm looking back there, and with the lights you can't see. i'm seeing -- there they are, look at that. that is a lot of people. man! i'll tell you, that is a lot of people back there. let's see if we can get the cameras to turn around and capture the size of this audience. they won't do it, but let's give it a shot. man, that's a big crowd. you know what we should have done. we should have mad the cameras back and the people forward. because we waste our time with these people.
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we should have had the cameras back. next time do that. move the cameras back. you know the equipment is so great nowadays that they can microscoipt and we can get it nice. they can be all the way in the back and it won't make any difference for television. they are screaming "move them back." can you believe it? all right. look. you know what? here is the bottom line. they are very dishonest. they have written very dishonestly about all of us. this is a movement like they have never seen before. yet we won, folks. we won. and you see other side is
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complaining. you watch? they are all complaining. before the election when they thought they were going to win and i didn't -- that final week was magic. every place we went we had crowds like this. and you are going to have 2,000 people here tonight. more, you have thousands outside that can't get in. that's pretty good when you can't get into a field, owe kay? and i spoke to the fire marshal. i said can't you let more people in at the back? i said there is no fire here. she said stampede. that's how many people we have. they are wereyed about a stampede. at least we know it will be a friendly stampede. right? i appreciate you being here. this is incredible. and this is -- i had this idea, we won and we won easily. remember they said he cannot get
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to 270. there is no path to 270. right? i went to maine four times. because i wanted to get one vote. if maine had one, i needed the one because i believe those people. we went out and we watched the media, and we believe the media, and the media is very dishonest. they were even dishonest in their exit polls. what is the purpose of being dishonest in an exit poll when you are going to find out the truth in three hours. what are they doing? other than tormenting us because we thought for two or three hours that we were going to lose. but it started three months before the election when we heard the great state of texas which i thought we were doing great in, and georgia, what a great state. and utah. and you heard it. georgia is in play.
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now, that means that, you know, i could lose it. now, you shouldn't lose it as a republican. you lose georgia, you are in big trouble. he's even. he's even in georgia. i said man i thought i was way up. texas, texas is in play. i said this is not good. and then w and my daughter and son-in-law called me and said, pop, not looking good. not looking good. and i really thought -- i was already preparing in my mind. i was saying well, if that's the way it is, because they were faulty polls. but they said, ivanka, has anyone heard of ivanka? she said, dad, i'm telling you, don't worry about it, dad it's okay. i said i can't believe it that we are going to lose. because i see these crowd it doesn't make sense.
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bottom line, the polls close, right? and they go, donald trump has won the great state of texas. i said what happened. like in two minute. donald trump breaking news. donald trump has won georgia. donald trump has won utah. these were states for two months they are talking about that we are even. and in fact in to you thank you i had this character nobody ever saw before, nobody ever herd of him before, i said to -- nobody ever heard of him before, evan mcmuffin. do you believe that or something like that. i never heard of this guy before. nobody did. and the polls said he's even with donald trump. my wife said, she looked at the television and said he's not even with you. believe me. he's not even.
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anyway, so we win. they all love melania. isn't melania great? she is great. she is a solid rock great person. and she loves you. and she is enjoying herself. it's much better to win than to lose. do we agree with that? so utah, it gets announced very early. breaking news, donald trump has won utah. we didn't just win it. we slaughtered. evan, whoever this is, this person, remember he said, we think we can win the election. but we said you are only going to win maybe utah. and you know what he would have done if he did? we have plenty of everything. but all -- i don't know if he's a lightweight. we should never say that. don't ever call a person like that a lightweight. what a group.
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only in florida could this stuff happen. but we won utah by a lot. like a real lot. and it was a massive -- and evan didn't even come in second. hillary came in second. so i think -- i really believe it was dishonest polling. but who knows. who thinks it was dishonest by the media? i do. i do. we open up with that. then all of a sudden ohio where they had us down for two months as even, we win by almost 10 points. so we hear -- and we were supposed to win maybe by 2 points or one point or three points. and i had a little hostile environment. i had a governor who wasn't like the great rick scott. i had a governor -- i said how
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do you win a state when you don't have the support of the governor. i think i did better this way. so they go out and they say, breaking news, donald trump has won ohio and with a very big number. then breaking news, donald trump has won iowa by more than 10 point. that's unheard of, right? then we come down to this beautiful piece of land we all love surrounded by the ocean, right? surrounded. surrounded by beautiful seas. it's a place called florida. if you ever heard of it? has everybody heard of florida? i love florida. i love the people of florida. so all night long it's even. it's even. it's going even, even. then they get to the panhandle. i don't know who lives in the panhandle. not too many. did i blow them out of the panhandle or what?
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you know what? the panhandle wants its jobs back. but the panhandle was unbelievable, and we won until big, much bigger than anybody thought. so they go -- you know, you had other side. they were being interviewed saying we'll win florida and we expect to win it easily. breaking news, donald trump wins the state of florida. right? and then we win south carolina. and then we have north carolina. north carolina was supposed to be close. very hard for the republicans to win. a lot of reasons for that. but it's very hard. but we worked hard there. and we really -- my children were there, and everybody was there. they were working hard. then it comes out, the tarheels, then it comes out very strongly that trump is looking good in
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north carolina. and my opponent, i won't mention names -- but my opponent, they spent a fortune, they spent a fortune in north carolina. and their people got on television [crowd chants "lock her up"] >> that's so terrible. you know, here is what's happening. i notice because i did ohio, we did north carolina. we did all of them. last night, hershey, pennsylvania. did you see that crowd? it's like thank you florida, thank you pennsylvania. we are doing a thank you. nobody ever heard of it before. we have more manage nation and anybody who has ever done this because we are not politicians. but i'll tell you what i noticed.
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so we go to ohio and we go to iowa. the crowds are incredible. thank you. thank you. amazing people. so here is what i noticed. four weeks ago just prior to, and always prior to, you people were vicious, violent, screaming, where's the wall, we want the wall. screaming, prison, prison. lock her up. you were going crazy. i mean you were nasty and mean and vicious and you wanted to win, right? now same crowd, that's right, deplorables. what ever happened to the deplorables? they are not so deplorable.
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they are not so deplorable anymore. the other side is trying to figure out, how in four years do we get some of these deplorables to our side. but now it's much different. now, you lay back, you are cool, you are mellow, right? you are basking in the glory of victory. and we are already getting to work. you see what we did with carrier. we are saving a lot of jobs. many, many places. we have got a lot of things going on. we are going to do the big picture. but we'll have to wait until we get in office. do you agree? i'm having a hard time waiting. i just make phone calls. but now you are mellow. and you are cool. and you are not nearly as vicious or violent. right? because we won. right? and now you are sort of laying back all though it doesn't
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exactly sound like a totally laid back crowd. but that's okay. so the other side goes out and they say, trump cannot win north carolina. that's our fire wall. remember on television. this our fire wall. ladies and gentlemen, we have breaking news. donald trump has won the state of north carolina. unbelievable. and then you look at pennsylvania. pennsylvania was always the state they say the bride that got away. every republican for 8 years. but every republican, they left. before the election everybody thought he single republican, you are going to win pennsylvania. you know that. it didn't work out that way at all. never worked out that way. and we were campaigning in pennsylvania. we were getting the biggest crowds they ever had, they have ever seen. and i kept saying we are going
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to win the state. then i heard over and over, republicans don't win it. they think they are going to win the and they don't win it. and they wouldn't announce these crooked people back here. they wouldn't -- no, no. they wouldn't announce it. first of all, first of all, they were in state of panic. they were in a state. now we win florida and they were worried because we won ohio by so much more than we were anticipated to win. and we won iowa so big, and we won florida so much bigger than we thought. just to go back a few months. how good did we do in florida in the primary. right? how good was that. that was good. but i don't talk about that anymore. we don't talk about that. so now they are getting nervous on television.
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and you see these anchors and they are sweating and crying and throwing up all over the place. and you know, a couple of them with the chart. john king is very good with the chart. you know all those months he's saying there is no path to 270 for donald trump. there is no path. so now what happens, we are leading pennsylvania. we are leading pennsylvania by a lot. and we have 1%, 99%, and it was there for hours. i said why don't they -- i considered it a win. the 1% was not nearly enough votes because we were leading by a lot. but instead announce it at 11:00, they waited until 3:00 in the morning. now, i think they did that for commercials if you want to know the truth because the audience
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was massive. but a couple things happened that were surprising. we have breaking news, ladies and gentlemen, donald trump -- now the guy is getting sick. he's ready to throw up all over. donald trump -- this came out -- these people are incredible. i thought we were going to do well there -- donald trump has won the state of wisconsin. where did that come from? where did it come from? and then right after that. laid gist why is and gentlemen, donald trump has won the state of michigan. michigan? hasn't been won in 38 years, right? and now the gentleman with the map which is bloody, it's so red, sow beautiful. remember the map? when they showed it? there was a lot of blue. that blue got knocked to hell,
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i'll tell you that. that was pouring red. and you know, they said you cannot break the blue wall. up by canada, right? you cannot break the blue wall. i have been hearing this for months. i have said how are we going to break the blue wall until we used to believe guys like wall material cronkite. but we don't have walter cronkite anymore. this is a different world. we are listening to these people who are dishonest as hell. they are telling me for months. they are telling all of us, you cannot break the blue wall. so what happens is we not only did we break it. we shattered the hell out of it. so now we win wisconsin, and now what happens? we win wisconsin we win michigan, and i knew we were going to win michigan. i have been talk about cars
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being ripped out of michigan where they make the cars. i have been talking about it for five or six years. i got the man of the year award four years ago in michigan. all i talked about was you can't let your factories go. they said that wasn't the reason for the man of the year. i said it doesn't matter. you can't do there is. but they remembered that. now he's up with the red and he's going, and hissene his -- s hand starts to shake. and he's gaping for breath. he's choke like a dog. and for months he has been saying i had no path to victory. the bad news is a lot of people probably believed him and didn't go out to vote it's called suppressing the vote. suppressing the vote. that's what it's called. you love donald trump but you figure look, alice i'm not going to go out, darling, he can't win because i believe these people
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when they say he has no path to victory. man, did we have a path to victory. so he puts down red for wisconsin. he puts down red for michigan. now i don't even need the rest of the states. they took all the glamour and growerrive away from pennsylvania. they should have called it hours earlier. and he goes, i'll never forget. ladies and gentlemen, there is no path to victory for hillary clinton. [cheers and applause] there is no path. there is no path.
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incredible. and then he said, donald trump is the next president of the united states. [cheers and applause] it was an amazing evening. thank you. thank you. congratulations to you. they never gave pennsylvania that glamour of victory. they should have. because those people were so incredible. i was with them last night and said they took it away from you, folks. but pennsylvania and others came in. ended up with 306 and it could have even been more than that. it was an amazing year and they say the most historic ever, they say the most historic ever but you know what's more important
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now, that we altogether that i and we altogether create jobs. that's what's next. we are going to do a great job. for years the jobs and wealth have been ripped out of our country. foreign powers have gotten rich bleeding america dry but that's all about to end folks, believe me it's going to end rapidly. the american worker is finally going to have a chance in the white house and it's going to be a champion for you. our economic agenda can be summed up in three very beautiful words, jobs, jobs, jobs. that's why we are going to lower our business tax rate from 35% down to 15% and you watch what happens.
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we are going to bring it from the highest in the world to one of the lower rates in the world. maybe someday we will get it down to the lowest and you watch what's going to happen. it's also why we are going to eliminate job-killing regulations. [applause] and we are going to lift the restrictions on the production of american energy including shale, oil, natural gas and clean, clean coal. another critical element of our jobs plan is a historic 1 trillion-dollar investment in our very bad and crumbling infrastructure. it's time, folks, it's time. our bridges are deficient, our roads are in disrepair, our airports are like third world countries, our schools are a disaster. we are going to ask our country.
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stein. we have no choice. it's time. i am asking congress to support the construction of new roads and bridges airports pummels and railways across the country and we will put people back to work in the process. it's going to be our people. it's time to help get americans off of welfare and back into the labor market, rebuilding this country with american hands by a american workers american workers. my administration will follow two simple rules. by american and higher american. [applause] at the center of this agenda is fixing are absolutely terrible trade deals. they are so bad that i have studied them. i am one of these people, i like reading figures can you believe it? you don't want to read them.


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