tv The Intelligence Report With Trish Regan FOX Business January 20, 2017 8:00pm-10:01pm EST
now for just almost eight hours. can you imagine that? already, a third of the day he has been president of the united states. we thank you for being with us and good night from washington. kennedy: history is being made in history is being celebrated right here tonight. just a few moments melania and donald trump will take the stage for their very first appearance on a phenomenal day. it's time to celebrate right now. good evening i am trash and you are watching live from the armed services ball at the national the same in washington d.c. where tightly honored not just our new president that all members of our nation. people are making extraordinary
sacrifices. tonight you will meet the heroes and you will hear from some of the biggest figures in the chu campaign trail including the first campaign manager for successful presidential bid kellyanne conway but first i want but first no one thought he could do it, the political elite , they shunned him and yet for the first time in history we have an outsider with no political experience elected to the top office in this nation as the 45th president of the united states of america. donald trump says he will empower the people rather than the bureaucracy. he refuses to play by the traditional washington rulebook and that is just one of the many reasons his supporters voted him into office. as we get ready for a very big night here i want to go to our connell mcshane is outside of the national museum where i am now. hey connell. kahn we are waiting for the new
president to leave his new home and had to the first of three official inaugural ball said he will attend here in this town this evening. the first two are at the washington convention center which is quite familiar with this kind of thing where president obama held six of the 10 inaugural and he is heading to 2009. the freedom ball tonight is expected to be the big one, about 25 thousand attendees larger than the first two. the liberty ball has 8000 on hand i am told that we will look for the much-anticipated first dance to occur between mr. and mrs. trump while they are at the convention center and then they will move over to this location where we are for the armed services ball later on in the evening. while all of this is going on we should point out following a day of pomp and circumstance and even protests around the city that this is putting together a new administration and is also well underway. general james madison who was seen moments ago being sworn in
as the defense secretary by the vice president mike pence the first cabinet secretary to be confirmed by the senate. the vote 98-1 only new york's kirsten gillibrand voted against it another general john kelly was confirmed by the senate as well for secretary of homeland security. 11 democrats voted against the nomination. president trump released a statement about the thing he's pleasedwith the confirmations to call the senate to as he put it fulfill their constitutional obligation to quickly confirm the rest of his cabinet. a short time ago we also did see the president in the oval office signing papers to confirm those nominations. we were talking about signing the first executive order as president ordering federal agencies to ease the burden on obamacare getting the ball rolling on repeal and replace. we also heard a short time ago that the white house chief of staff for reince priebus is issuing a governmentwide order immediately freezing regulations
so trish and active evening and we are just getting warmed up in terms of the inaugural ball. trish: we have tony orlando on stage behind me. he is singing all the favorite tunes and the crowd is responding pretty well. it's the host of "lou dobbs tonight" mr. lou dobbs and lou what a ride it's been. everyone is so excited in this town tonight and we have heard lots in the way of bringing power back to the people today. that seemed to be a rope theme. is that the essence would you say of this campaign? lou: without question. this president of ours has been president for just about eight hours, has talked about populist issues from the moment he declared his search for enough support to win the presidency of the united states.
he was scoffed at and he was laughed at as you well know in his early days particularly by media elite who were just so sure that all of those very unestablishment types in the republican party would disappoint him mightily. he tore them to pieces by talking about the people, the issues that matter to the american people and they were soon in his rearview mirror and here we are on inauguration night and president donald j. trump who has taed about the people instead of the nonsense of the elite is president of the united states. it's just a glorious moment. everyone i've talked to today without exception has been so excited about the prospects. not all are convinced that he will succeed but they are absolutely excited about the prospects going forward under this administration.
obviously senator schumer is something of a holdout and a couple of others and even a few elites in the republican party but this man has excited a nation. trish: he certainly has lou. now he's got a lot of work to do and a lot of promises to live up to. a lot of people are expecting great things from him in the first 100 days. i would save one of the distinct differences is the fact that he is used to getting stuff done. you mentioned yourself based on that bottom line, based on productivity so what can we expect? lou: yeah, i think there is a lot of course being made appropriately so that he is a businessman and it's also very important that he has never run for elective office before, that he is a man who is accomplished.
he has made a lot of money and he has made a lot of friends over the course of the last year and a half and i don't think a lot of those elites by the way contemplated that donald trump would become increasingly popular. the national left-wing media certainly did not contemplated because they are trying to -- they have been trying to run this president down at every step of the campaign journey that brought him to the white house. this is a man who is going to get it done. trish: it may have helped him. the very fact that the media has been so out to get him. it made him the underdog. it made them more vulnerable in some ways to people. people felt as though they needed to go out and stick up for him and vote for him because theywere so angry at the establishment of what the media was trying to do. lou: i was thinking those vulnerable moments thinking
about donald trump on the campaign trail. i miss the multiple part. this was a man who was throwing his fist at every opponent and he was defending the working man and woman, working families, middle-class families, the basic values of this nation and every campaign stop he had a hell of a good time doing it. i think the american people embraced the man they knew would be fighting for them in the country. trish: lou when i say vulnerable i remember sitting there at the convention with you and ted cruz came out on stage to give you big long speech and walked away and he did a courageous thing. he came out and greeted the crowd as though to say it's okay but once again it was just another example of this typical politician coming out against
him. when i say vulnerable, that's sort of what i mean. you felt for him in those times that i hear you he was very strong on the campaign trail and that's why he went great. lou: something happen before donald trump spoke to the audience and that is donald trump was there to greet ted cruz after that famous speech in which was an act of political self-destruction. it was also at the trail of donald trump who would have been given to believe something else would happen, something far more positive for him. donald trump squared his shoulders, walked out and had no problem at all. it is the way this man has conducted himself throughout that gives everyone such hope and perhaps his white house may be -- because my expectations are so high that they want me to
diminish my expectations. and millions of otrs that we are not going to do that. trish: no, absolutely not. everyone has high hopes right now and anytime there is a change in administration there something about it and i think lou you and i are very fortunate to have the job we do and we are out there on the front lines of history and what we saw today in regardless of parties here and i'd know how much you support donald trump but regardless of all of that is what a wonderful tradition. it's one of the things that takes our country so great. before that you go, he talked about restoring faith. he said we need to restore our wealth and we need to restore our dreams and i really thought that was a very important thing to say right now because the country has been feeling rather down, lou. lou: they have and certainly not in all corners and all people. so many millions of people who
have been victimized i just rampant thoughtless and indifferent globalism on the part of beliefs of both parties. this will be written about in the decades to come as a time of indifference toward americans by americans and we can never let that happen again. he has spoken of dreams often on the campaign trail as you know trish and a lot of people said that's right i quit dreaming. i haven't had those ideas in those dreams in a not only wants us to dream, he wants us to dream big. we are once again a nation that is unto itself exceptional and it's okay to regard our values as demanding greater excellenceg certain that we leave something better behind and greater hopes in greater dreams for our children and our grandchildren
and this is a generation that we continue down the path we were on a would have denied those dreams to all americans. trish: i will tell you he is something -- someone who is certainly followed his dreams and living up to the highest expectations thus far. we will see how he does. i know you are expecting great things. we are watching for it and we are watching you. lou, thank you so much. joining me right now veteran mike renato here at this party and you were in afghanistan. you lost your left leg and part of your left arm. you have given so much to this country. you voted for donald trump and you are excited that he is the president. what can you do for veterans and our military that makes you so responsive to its presidency.
>> as far as the trend he is a businessman. he's going to look at the bureaucracy of the va. [inaudible] trish: you feel he needs to invest in the military. >> radical islamic terrorism needs to be addressed right now. we can't wait. trish: how excited are people here tonight? >> they are ecstatic. it's truly a great event. trish: i've got to tell you i like tony orlando. i have liked him since i was a kid. of course donald trump is expected to be here later this
evening along with melania. they will be dancing and will address all of you. first stand as president and first lady of the united states. we are looking forward to seeing that. he said he wants to get to work. it's about the people today but tomorrow it's about --. >> he wants to get right down to work. trish: we are looking forward to seeing what he does. mike, thanks. this is the ball that honoring our armed services and you are looking at a picture of the rockettes that are also performing at the liberty ball. as i mentioned there are three
going on this evening could you have the liberty ball and the freedom ball and you have the armed services ball where i am right now. the rockettes had a little controversy with some members of the rockettes who did not perform. ultimately that was resolved by management saying it's your choice. if you would like to perform you can be there but you see a chorus line of women there that want to be here tonight for their country. again at the liberty ball where we will be seeing donald trump tonight. a lot going on here in washington d.c. with all of these festivities. you know, it's also a very different kind of election and a very different kind of candidate that america voted in for office. i mean this as someone, let's not forget, lou and i were talking about this, he is a ceo so he's used to surrounding himself with strong people and strong leaders and that's what
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trish: welcome back everyone to washington d.c. where we are live at the armed services ball here getting ready for donald trump to come in. he will be there with his wife melania later in the evening. they will stop at the liberty ball as well which we will bring life to you as soon as that happens. he's expected to make comments and expected to do the very
famous first dance that every president going back to, just a few years but george washington and martha washington actually began the tradition way back when. despite all the happiness here in this room, you have some pockets of the country that aren't so handy right now. anti-trump protesters across his states right now. live in chicago were those protests are happening. >> this is an important reminder that the fact is donald trump did not win the popular vote in this election so -- though he legitimately won the election. this process going on in the streets of chicago which i point out is being repeated in other cities around the u.s., these protesters now attempting to break through a police line to get to trump tower. much of the protests i should point out to you have been nonviolent, unlike the protesters in washington where
you had members of the anarchists potentially trying to commit violence, break windows and burned cars and that sort of thing. this has not been hninghee this is a nonviolent protest, with nonviolent protesters and certainly people are in tighter tighter -- entitled to their opinions and entitled to get out your protest and that's what they are doing. it's a reminder that a lot of this country did not vote for donald trump. there you go. it's my lucky night apparently. i got a nice kiss. >> right at the opportune moment i would say. we are looking at a blockade of the trump tower. police have blocked it off. protesters haven't been able to get anywhere near it which is frustrating to them but we continue to watch it. hopefully it stays.
trish: we certainly hope so and we will continue to check back in with you. jeff thank you very much i want to go over to the liberty ball. we were showing you the rockettes who danced on stage. joining me now from the freedom ball is "fox news" is kristin fisher. kristin, how is it looking? >> trish, i wish you could see how many people are packed inside of this ballroom inside the washington convention center. it stretches from, i can't even see from end-to-end. their 25,000 people in here. this is the largest of the three official inaugural ball's that president trump will be attending tonight. when you think of mr. trump a lot of people expect him to be full of golden glitz and glamour and there were certainly some glitz and glamour but not as much as you might expect from somebody like donald trump. that is by design. one member of this presidential and are broken but he said he wanted this and not grow ball to
be very much a celebration and then get right to work tomorrow. he wanted this to be elegant but he also wanted it to be very accessible to all the working class americans that helped them get here to begin with. that's why tickets to tonight's ball for just 50 bucks a pop though getting one, that was a very different story. when you look around us and not grow ball apparently mr. trump who is known to be a little bit of the micromanager as ceo apparently he did that here tonight. he was apparently involved with almost every decision from the color of the napkins to the playlist and we have been listening to so many different acts. i believe this is the john orchestra. we are getting ready to hear some money different musical acts would we have travis green the piano guy who we heard last night of the concert by the lincoln memorial, michael flatley from lord of the dance lexi walker from "america's got talent" and of course the rockettes were just performing at the liberty ball which is
literally right next door here. i went to the crowd wandered about and talk to some folks. i found a lot of people from texas and a lot of people from florida. a lot of them flew but a lot of them drove and spent all day in the rain battling that weather down on the national mall to watch mr. trump take the oath of office. so many of them are comfortable from the very beginning and they said to be there standing on the mall and watch that moment was truly special and now they just can't wait to see president donald trump take the stage tonight. trish: there are a a lot of hapy folks encountered kristin thank you so much. we have got a lot going on here. the party is continuing. everyone in this room is waiting on donald trump. he's going to be taking his first dance as president of the united states and a lot of folks want to know what is melania trump going to be wearing? at very special moment, and had.
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trish: welcome back, everyone the armed services ball where we are getting ready to honor the 45th president of the united states. donald trump will be taking the stage with his wife melania for their very first dance. we are expecting donald to say a few words. i want to go to the new york city police commissioner db -- former new york city police commissioner bernie kerik. what can we expect in the days ahead? he talked about security. when you look forward to the
next 100 days and what can be accomplished, what is it he need to do to start to make our country feel more secure. from the perspective of what african-americans are facing in terms of challenges alongside the police department, facing challenges from those community. >> good evening. i think you have already seen what he's about to do with the nomination and the confirmation today of the secretary of defense, with the secretary of homeland security. general mattis is one of the most respected men in the military. the men and women will follow him, and john kelly be the commissioner, the secretary of homeland knows this country, knows the borders. but the president is also extremely concerned with the
african-american community, the community of color like chicago and baltimore and some o that have been rap anded over the last 9 years where the murder rates erupt, where the violence is up, and that has to get cleaned up. and he's committed to doing exactly that. trish: he has some challenges ahead of him. there are very few territories that people are willing to go into and he called out the leaders of these community and said you haven't done a darn thing -- to improve the lives of your constituents. he said that to john lewis and he said that on the campaign trail. i thought it's refreshing to hear this. he's taking on an area a lot of people have been afraid to take on.
>> donald trump was living in new york city back in 1994 when rudy giuliani took over the new york city environment where there were 200 homicide and they said it would never get cleaned up. we saw violent crime drop 60%s and and homicide drop by the type i left the office of police commissioner. community like chicago and baltimore have failed. he called them out and said if you need federal help, ask for it and i'll give it to you. but you cannot let the people of your community die like you have the last several years. this has been going on for two, three decade. chicago is one of the saddest
story to see how crime has skyrocketed. it's going to change. >> i think it's going to change. i think eventually the president will put together a task force. i have been talking to the heritage foundation who is going to put together a package to propose to t president a violent crime, aggressive violent crime attack package. >> it will be something. 0. >> you may see concerns regarding the republican party elite in a monumental way.
it's good to see you tonight. thank you so much. you look terrific. we are here at the big party. coming up any minute we'll see donald trump and melania trump take their first dance amid all this talk of giving power back to the people. that was the theme that we heard today. he want the power out of the hand of washington, d.c. and back into the hand of you and me and everyone in this country. we are close to the first official dance. >> orlando came out here and played a bunch of hits. i don't have any of those. to think about. what about the people i care about? ...including this little girl. and what if this happened again? i was given warfarin in the hospital, but wondered, was this the best treatment for me?
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protest. police just moved in a short type ago and made their first arrest and tried to get up to where we can see exactly what went on. in term of letting protesters go where they want to go, block streets as their will. you can see ohio street out here. wabash is completely blocked. we didn't see it. what happened? >> i don't know ifth was an altercation by him and a police officer. he was pressed into the ground by police officers, they used excessive force. people are not allowed to get in. they were trying to help the police and instead they were met with excessive and brute force. reporter: i appreciate that. the police have done a great job
in terms of keeping the peace through all this. in this particular case this young lady says they didn't. but all is calm here at the moment. more of a police presence than we have seen throughout the night. protesters have been let go to do their thing. it's a bit of a poignant reminder. there is a big chunk of this country that does not support the current administration. >> we need to move forward from here, and the reality is america has spoken. americans did vote hip into office. people keep talking about how divide we are as a country. and yes we did hear from some folk on the left that are very, very vocal, and you hear them in hollywood. you hear them in part of america and on the streets of america.
but i want you to hear something. i want my next guest, charles hurt from the washington examiner. i want to show you this map. i want to remind you and all the viewers that as much as they say we are divide as a natio take a look at that. there is a lot of red out there. the reality, charlie, is americans did put donald trump in office. they put him in office for a reason. in some ways you think all the hysteria coming from the left when it comes to how much -- this is not my president, it can't be my president, they were horrified to see this day happen today. are they just sort of a vocal minority or do you feel that the country is in a sense of fright. >> when you have 70 members of the house of representatives walk out and refuse to
participate in the peaceful transfer of power from one president to the next, that amplifies that vocal minority in a way that is dangerous for the republic. it's dangerous for the people, and it's just flat out unpatriotic especially considering the people that refused to take part in the inauguration are people who dedicated their lives allegedly fighting for voter rights and fighting for self-governance. all that goes out the window. i don't want to hear from any of these people ever again about how they care about the right of people to vote. as you said, we had an election. it was a fair and open election, and donald trump won. and they may not like the outcome of the election, well, that happens sometimes. there are plenty of elections i don't like the outcome. but it doesn't mean you don't
acknowledge and accept the presidency. trish: it's harmful for our country, it's harmful for our democracy when they don't participate and honor the tradition that is today, and the fact that 70 democrats did that is very sad and perhaps very telling. charlie, i can tell you not one of them have any kind of background in finesse. theris such a thing as an option. they could have taken the option and said, well, you know, i had to do what was right. but these 70 people, i think they put themselves in a bad spot. guess what, those 70 lawmakers will have to answer to people
saying why didn't you just show up for a long-time tradition? >> if you look at the promises he laid out during the campaign, and promises he laid out during his address. they are not particularly republican promises or conservative promises. they are prop lift promises. kind of things that will wind up appealing to to people across all parties. another thing that's disturb being those 70 members. what a terrible example they set for children who are learning about this great country in which they were born, in which they live. it's an extraordinary country. it is an extraordinary republic we have inherited. when i look at these punks throwing rocks and burning things in the streets and getting into fights with cops. i would love it if we set up a
system where judges could take courses about countries who don't have free and fair elections, or send them to countries that don't have free and fair elections and let them find out how bad it is there. trish: they don't know how good they have got it. you are right. maybe a little bit more worldly. i got goosebumps, i had tears in my eyes. just the tradition of it that's so exciting. and it's wonderful to see it happen in action. i don't care what side of the aisle you are on. i get it every time no matter who is coming into office. charlie, thank you for joining me. this party is just getting underway. we are waiting on donald trump
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trish: welcome back. i'm trish regan. it's about to be a very big night. we are here at the balance honoring our armed services. i want to talk to your navy seal, jason redman. you heard trump before. what resonated with you? >> i loved how he started it saying hey, this turnover of power is not the one man, it's
not the one political party, it's back to you, the american people. i think that's what's so key. that's why i voted for donald trump. i think our political stem is broken. there is total gridlock in washington. the military is at weakest point has been since world war ii. foreign policy is a mess. we needed someone willing to come in who listened to the people around them and who had a business background that they could reduce that debt. that's why i voted for trump. >> i don't think he could have picked anybody better than general james mattis. i have friends who worked under mattis. the guy is incredit blin intelligent. he understands most importantly the cost of war, the impact of sending our young men and women on to the battlefield and the
tremendous cost that goes with that. so many of these wound warriors and families who lost loved ones, james mattis understands that. he understands how to build the military up, he understands how to outline the rules of engagement so our troops can go forth and cross the enemy and win. trish: if you go in, you should on go in to win. that should be a big part of donald trump's message as well. enjoy the party. all right, everyone. we are waiting on donald trump. he's going to have that big first dance. the crowd is excited. they are excited for all the change that could come. there is an opportunity here for things to really change. donald trump would like to echo the theme of giving it power back to the people when we hear him speak tonight.
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trish: welcome back to one of the inaugural balls happening in washington, d.c. tonight there are three of them. i'm at the ball for our armed services. we are anticipating donald trump very shortly will be taking to the dance floor with his wife. and he may be speak. and we'll bring you that live. here she is in a gown -- i
should say a dress, a blue dress designed bane american design were, ralph lauren. jamie colby right now is joining me. she has more insight into what we might see from melania when she comes to the dance floor tonight. everybody wants to know what she is going to be wearing. i should point out, jamie is host of "strange inheritance." jamie: i think it would be better for donald trump to march here rather than dance. he has already been criticized for how he dances. melania pulled it off, it was classic. it has a jackie o feel to it. it's no mistake that she chose a classic american designer.
ralph lauren represents the american dream. although most his finer garments are made not just here in america, but in italy. we are hoping more designers will make things in america. trirn * i think about when i was a kid growing up. the emphasis was on made in u.s.a. my husband grew up in a small town, have much a manufacturing town. he said you didn't dare drive anything other than a gm vehicle. certainly an american vehicle. if there was any foreign vehicle, you had to worry about getting beat. we don't want that. but it was a sentiment that was echoed throughout the country. people felt they should buy american. should we've restore some of that? >> ford coming out and saying he
would never dress melania trump. well, you know what? you missed the opportunity? we move your designs, but necessity said they wouldn't have picked you anyway. i think with the huge profile we saw with one of the other designers michelle obama favored. she did j.crew and became part of the american look. ralph lauren is connected to hillary clinton. trish: this is what you call a bipartisan designer. he's responsible for the pant suits. he designed all the pant suits on the campaign. he temperatures quite versatile. given that, i give him credit for keeping politics out of things. he's an equal opportunity designer. >> when it comes to style, keep an eye on ivanka trump.
you have to try ivanka's shoes. they are the most comfortable shoes you will ever wear. i'm leaving from here to go to los angeles. one of our dresses that mr. blackwell designs -- [inaudible] neither ivanka or melania will make that list. trish: we are look forward to it. jamie colby. enjoy the party. >> i'm going to dance. trish: we have lots going on. first big dance happening. this is the tradition that goes way, way back. we are talking about george washington and martha washington who first danced the minuet. we are looking forward to that tradition today and tonight is filled with tradition.
we have much more coming up. i'll see you live from d.c. after this. trish: it's 9:00 on the east coast. welcome to a special edition of "the intelligence report." we have three balls going on in d.c. tonight. we have the liberty ball, the freedom ball and this ball honoring all the members of our military that made such extraordinary phenomenal sacrifices for all of us so we can live as free as we do.
donald trump is expected here tonight, expected to address the crowd, and he's expected to dance with his wife. we'll be watching for that. it could happen momentarily. we have been talking about how the u.s. has been divided. the question is, and i brought this up earlier, talk about are we that divide? you look at this map right now. there is a whole sea of red which means there is a whole sea of donald trump support. you hear a lot from the protesters in other parts of the country today, including here in washington, d.c. you hear a lot from them. you hear a lot of the noise. you hear the noise from hollywood. but what about when you get out into the rest of the country? are we as divided as hollywood would like to you believe? i don't believe so. joining me, republican
strategist ford connell. i get, 70 lawmakers choosing to skip what is a phenomenal tradition. a tradition that gives me goose bumps he time it happens. that's their own business and potentially they may pay the price for that. but, ford, are we as divided as they want us to think? >> no. we are not. donald trump won 31 states and 2,600 counties. i think the problem is donald trump is speaking to the american people. and those who feel forgotten by the elitist government of the last 8 years. he will come through the first 100 days like a sledgehammer. trish: toda what did you think,a
democrat yourself, those 0 people who basically said we don't want to be there for the tradition today. >> i personally think it is wrong. i would tell my member of congress friend whom i know that i disagree with the decision they made today. i understand people have strong feeling, that they may not share the vision for the nation with now president trump. but at the end of the day we have to rub that we are all americans. these members of congress are going to have to wake up tomorrow and work with president trump. that's no way to get this done. it start things off on the wrong foot. when i was minority leader at the ohio senate, i got blowback for attending governor kasich's
inauguration. you better work with them. he's got some authority. >> regardless of whether we are democrats or republicans. this is about the office of the presidency and transition of which we are privileged as americans to have, and something a lot of countries around this world do not have. when people do this, it send the wrong message. whether we are republicans or democrats, we have to put america first and have people understand this is how this works. >> you know what people are going to say. there are members of the left who will say they don't like that agenda. wee they don't like the nationalism that it represents. we have heard members of the media keeping in find you have to work with the team that's in if you want to get anything done.
how do you reconcile that. for them to be so angry. what is so wrong with that? >> i can tell you my former constituents in theio senate who voted for donald trump, even though my district was predominantly democratic said they had been waiting for some time. there is a way to put america first without sending a message of being divisive or not being inclusive. putting america first can also mean being inclusive, lifting all boats economically and bringing people together. i really hope for the sake of this nation, there are a lot of thing i disagree with donald trump about. i don't want to be acrimonious on a day like today. this is about the nation, this is about president trump. tomorrow we need to come together and have a civil discussion about our disagreements on policy.
you can guarantee you are not going to get anything done if you alienate people. if you have a civil kfg. maybe what you get isn't perfect, but maybe it's better than getting zero. trish: i think you are one of the few that has been calling on them to wake up. but ford a lot of them wouldn't. they will dig in their heels. they will day protesting and stay angry and they won't get anything done. here's what i'm asking you. is this an opportunity for your party, if donald trump is successful and he tart to get stuff done that's meaningful to people that puts money in their pockets that gives them a job and gives them away to take care of their families. i wonder, might he be able to bring in a whole new group of voters? and i'm talking about minority voters that have been disenfranchised by their leaders year after year after year with
a lousy policy that keeps them dependent. >> to your point, success breed bandwagon jumping. in the first 100 days, if donald trump has to tell washington there is a new sheriff is in town, if he can get enough done through executive order or through congress that helps the average american person, it will open up people's eyes. when donald trump is a success, america wins and people will give him a second chance. trish: if he can start to give the inner city better schools and provide a path to economic success, what would that mean for your party. >> i think he has an opportunity. and this is what's going to be interesting. i think it is going to be about performance the next four years. donald trump may actually have
more of a challenge getting his agenda through congress because of a divided republican party. he has an opportunity to work with democrats on the trans-pacific partnership and infrastructure and what the replacement for the affordable care act obamacare look like. if there is a way for democrats to say we work together on this. we want to be able to share in that success politically. it's also good politically for democrats and republicans. >> when you talk about infrastructure prongs, i have to think that some politicians will want to have their hand out for a little money. don't go anywhere. stay with me. i want to go to chicago. we have been watching protesters block michigan avenue. we are talking about noisy folks on the left. you ran into a few on the left
yourself tonight. >> no question about that. they are in big numbers. i have gout if you have got me. this is michigan avenue. and this is the largest protest i have seen in chicago since i think it's fair to say -- can you hear me okay? >> i gotcha. reporter: this is the largest protest i have seen in chicago. trish: how many would you estimate? reporter: i think it's in the thousands. i would say in the thousands. this is michigan avenue completely blocked off with marchers. as much as you see there. you can't see up at the other end it's the biggest protest i have seen in chicago since the day after thanksgiving, the black friday protest after the
laquan mcdonald shooting. this is a big group of people. this is a democratic town. but there are a lot of people who didn't vote for donald trump. these are people, many of them potentially would be able to be won over. but there are a lot of people i don't think-be won over. there are a lot of people out there, i'll tell you. >> it will be hard for him to change some preconceived notions. someone said to me, success is being underestimated. we'll keep checking in. republican strategist. i think of the expectations that greeted president obama when he came to office. there was none of the protest in the street.
there was none of the noise from hollywood. people went, everyone went to the inauguration. and yet being that the bar was so high, it might have made it incredibly difficult for him to live up to. i on contrast that with donald trump who as you explained, the bear is very high for donald trump. i think for those who voted for him, the bar is very high. for those of you in chicago tonight, was he pleasantly surprised? >> they could be pleasantly surprised. the expectations were way too high. i think what donald trump understands, if you can basically under sell and overdeliver you can turn a lot of head. if you listen to the average protester or average person on the left, they will tell you donald trump is the spawn of satan. if donald trump can get this economy moving he will turn a lot of head because a lot of
people won't know where else to go. i don't know another man who has overcop the odd in politics like donald trump. but it will be important for him to get things done in that first 100 days. it's a mental marker of where the nation is head the next four years. trish: many members of the democratic party said there is on one president at a type. he was having a lot of meetings, meeting with ceos. they didn't like it. but this isn't a guy who is goingf to sit around and do nothing. you don't build a successful business lining that by sitting around and doing nothing. so he's a man of action. how is that impatience which i think is one of his strengths. how is that going to gel with how this town works? >> it will be hard. i think president trump will get very frustrated.
he may be able to do a lot through the executive branch and administrative agencies. congress takes a long time to get things done, even when they take action for the federal fiscal year. the continuing resolutions because they can't make up their mind, they want to continue to pass the buck. that's not going to fly i think for the trump administration. it will be interesting to see president trump and his campaign broke the mold on everything. we all know about campaigns, those of us who have been in politics, or political observers. now i think it will do the same for government. and it will be interesting to see. people elected donald trump because they wanted something different. they wanted to turn government on its head because they felt was not working. the question is, will it be a success?
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trish: we are at the liberty ball it's a big night in washington, d.c. any minute, donald trump and his wife melania trump will be taking their first dance. they are at the liberty ball. i'm at the armed services ball. wire honoring members of our military. donald trump expected to address the crowd. they are waiting enthusiastically. connell? reporter: i heard you referencing the first dance for the first couple. first type as president and first lady that we'll see mr. and mrs. trump at the liberty ball. as they do that and make their way through this city, they may see some of the protesters that gathered earlier outside that location at the washington convention center where the first two balls are being held.
i don't think they will do much to obstruct the president and the first lady as they make their way in there. it's a $1,500 a ticket affair. and it's invitation only for members of the military, honoring the first responders. earlier this evening the work of this brand-new administration started to get under way even before the festivity of the evening as we were covering got under way. we saw the president in the oval office. we saw him putting pen to paper signing his first executive order as president it's related to obamacare. administration officials tell us it eases the burden on federal agencies and gets the ball rolling in determining what's the best way to move forward with repeal and replace of the healthcare law.
we also saw the vice president, mike pence. when we saw him earlier this evening, he was swearing in the new defense secretary, james mattis. mattis was confirmed by the senate 98-1. it was only kirsten gillibrand that voted against him. john kelly taking over at the department of homeland security. business being done by the senate, working together with the new administration as the festivities get under way. we'll see the first dance, we'll see the gowns before they make their way over to us. trish: joining me right now, dan morgan, national spokesperson
for citizens for trump. right, jen? >> i'm having a great time. i don't think washington, d.c. has even seen more deplorable the in one place at one time than it saw today. it was an amazing day. i'll tell you what, you could have heard deplorables all across america jumping up and down and yelling when donald trump delivered that blistering admonishment to our misrepresenting representatives that we have been fusion at and complain being so long. he put the word out today that the gravy train ends now. the american people, the deplorables, the forgotten people recovered the party back and we are taking the white house back and we are take our country back. trish: i it wasn't just -- it wasn't just about taking the
republican party back. there was an opportunity he could expand upon where he brought blue collar democrats into the fold. if he's successful in his economic agenda he can expand the party. the party is changing. many of his platforms are not platforms embraced by conservatives years ago. i don't want to fully call it protectionist. but this priority of putting america first in terms of hiring and buying american, that's not necessarily what you want to hear from the likes of mitt romney. >> if you had been in that crowd and i got to spend a lot of time with the crowd today. i promise you there were people in that crowd who never participated in an election before. and would neverth their wildest dreams think they have would be making a trip to washington, d.c. to take our country back.
there were people who couldn't afford to be here and who had made tremendous financial sacrifices. and staying in a hotel during this event is a hardship. i talked to some people who were camping in order to participate today. it was the most unusual crowd for a presidential inauguration. just like this president will be the most unconventional. guess what's going to happen? if they don't get on board and do what the people want, what worse place to be than on the other end of a negative tweet from president trump. trish: he's not giving up that twitter account, no way. it's not going to happen. it's something that emboldens him. it causes companies, corporations, politicians to
pave attention. because the people are behind him. and if the people are begins, that's the power he has by going directly to the people in a way we haven't seen politicians previously do. thank you so much. good to see you, my friend. awaiting donald trump, everyone pech's going to go to the liberty ball. he will dance with his wife in that very special, very important first dance. we are back with all of it. don't go anywhere. our live special coverage of the inaugural ball. when a cold calls...
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trish: there are protesters gathering outside the convention center where donald trump will be momentarily. there are two festivities going on at the convention center, the liberty ball and the freedom ball. the third ball is the armed services ball. you can see some protesters gathered. you have seen this throughout the day in washington, d.c. and other parts of the country. we'll keep an eye on this as they continue their march towards the convention center. but right now i want to get back to the party. joining me is the star of the sitcom "last man standing," tim allen. what are you doing here? >> i thought it was a football game. we were protesting a minute ago and then we came in here. i'm a big protester.
i have a black five so i add an element of class to it. i'm here to support the army, navy, air force. i love the military. there was some sort of event here in washington today. trish: something like that. i probably can count on one hand the members of hollywood. you are it. one and only. >> i won't be work after this, that's for sure. >> we took one of our kids to washington a few months ago, and kevin mccarthy took her on the house floor. it was an amazing experience. if you see how this things works. this an amazing day. it celebrates the possibilities and big change for us. i really appreciate people protesting, i appreciate the people who vote it was exciting day just to see america, it's ugly and messy and grindy.
but this is the day we transfer power. trish require what's we are known for. i believe donald trump is arriving at the convention center. do we have a picture we can show people? he is arriving at the convention center and video of will be coming in momentarily. he will be dancing and speaking. >> he's twerking. his vp is a huge twerker. trish: i don't know how that will go over with melania. >> i think it works in every relationship. most people don't know that he's -- trish: you learn something new every day. tim, do you think you take a risk by being here? just the fact that you are sitting here with me tonight and you are celebrating something that so many of your colleagues really despise.
is that a risk? >> being bullied about having an opinion, i don't like it. i have been a standup comedian for 30 years. i like to say what i think. there is a lot of these candidates i like. i put a checklist together of what i think -- of what i want for the people around me. and at one point trump said things that made sense to me. you want big government, take the government, you want small government. this change is remarkable. it's not perfect. i think he should take twitter lessons. trish: he has done well by it thus far. granted he has gotten himself into hot water along the way.
but every single time he he mornings almost stronger. >> he put together a cabinet that even naysayers had to say there are really smart people in this cabinet that are smart people, problem solvers. overall, it's a couple things to focus on with big change for us. >> were you fearful had hillary clinton brand-new elected, it would have been a continuity of what we already knew which wasn't working. >> i'm aware of the clintons. she is a capable and wonderful choice. i was more concerned about the people she brought with her. i was more comfortable with the people she brought with her. one thing always like -- he
brought nothing in that's a good and bad thing. that drain the swamp thing, i don't think that's a good idea. there are too many bodies buried there. give him a chance. the thing about it -- trish: you have got some fans. they like you, tip. they appreciate that you are willing to stick your neck out and be here. one of the few members of hollywood that will do that these days. i think but as a comedian. you must not like the p.c. stuff. i don't know how any comedian does. you thrive off being not p.c. >> it's subjective. to me the thing about words are, it's what you mean by the word. word matter, but what you mean
by the words matter more. trish: tim, thanks so much. we are waiting on donald trump. he will enter the ballroom any minute at the liberty ball. he talk about what the first 100 days are going to look like. there is a big party going on he where all over town. it's good to have you guy here. what a night. a big one. what do you think we are going to hear, brad? what do you think donald trump is going to say when he addresses the crowd tonight? what's next? >> i think he will thank them for their support. he wouldn't be president without them. the people who are before the president tonight. the people who stood out in the rain and cold today, these are all people who extended blood,
sweat and tears to make sure he ascended to the presidency. they were with him in the beginning and they are with him tonight. the hard work already -- already started when he got back to the oval office and it will continue tomorrow. trish: he's ready, he's up to the task. he's already work away from mar-a-lago. what do you think we'll see from him first? >> he's made it clear about some of the immigration reform we discussed yesterday, trish. i think he will drive right into this tax and regulatory reform. the biggest thing i heard today from his speech. it's hard to describe because we are in a polarized era. but i thought he had a unified message laying out i'm the montana of the all the american people. this is for all the american people, this is about the american people. i thought there was a great line
in there. >> president trump is about to come to the stage. he's going to address the crowd. this is a very big moment. is' an historic day, and it's about to be an historic night. donald trump will be coming out there as the want plays. he will be coming out to address the crowd. then the big moment when he and melania take to the dance floor. here he is. melania trump in white. earlier today in blue. looking sprinkle tack lahr as always. donald trump with a big smile on his face. let's listen into what he says. [band plays hay to th plays "ha]
>> this i what i call great talent. thank you. well, we did it. [cheers and applause] we began this journey and they said we. we, and me, we didn't have a chance. but we knew we were going to win. and we won. and today we had a great day. people that weren't so nice to me were saying that we did a really good job today. they hated to do it, but they did it, and i respect that. i respect that. but i have to say the crowd was unbelievable today. i looked at the rain which just
never cape. you know, we finished the speech, weren't inside, it poured. then we cape outside, the helicopter scene was even incredible scene. so beautiful. like from a movie set. so beautiful. and then -- and then amazingly it rained and we went out. it's like god was looking down on us, i will tell you. [cheers and applause] i want to thank you all my supporter. my number one supporter melania. what she puts up with. thank you, honey. now we really did something that is so special. and this evening is so special. this whole day and yesterday, so up credible. so many people make such a difference. vice president mike pence.
no more elect. was incredible. and you are going to see thing happening over the next few week, you are going to be so happy. you are going to be -- because you know, they are very elegant people tonight, but they are also very mitt ca d they are al- they are also very political people. we want to see great thing happen for our country. we want to make america great again and we will. and we will. so now it's a tremendous honor to have the fir dance with melania. and we are going to be joined by our vice president. we are going to be joined by some very wonderful children as we go along. they happen to be my children.
and mike's. i want to thank everybody. we always felt we were going to do it. it's a movement like they have never seen anywhere at any time anywhere in the world. this was a movement. and now the work begins. now the work begins. th is no games, right? we are not playing games. the work begins. i want to thank everybody. we love you. we'll be working for you. and we are going to be producing results. thank you everybody. have a great night. thank you. thank you. >> announcer: and now the president and first lady of the united states will take their first dance. ladies and gentlemen, the first couple, donald and melania
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it's a wonderful tradition. everything that today symbolizes. i know you cover a lot of history on this show. when you think about what it represents. the first dance is the first dance was done by george washington and martha washington. the minuet. but it goes way, way back. but not in washington and certainly not like this. and that family will be doing a heck of a lot of dancing tonight while we have the privilege to sit here and watch them soak up everything. as organized as everything has been, thank goodness they have been able to take their own. the obamas have been able to get a much-needed vacation. it's just minutes away from launching the third season of a show. viewers have reached out and contributed to.
our fox business viewers. it will go down in incredible history including the. trish: he says he wants to get to work. he's been itching to get to work, down there in florida taking meeting after meeting. there were democrats on the show saying we don't like this. there is only supposed to be one president at a time. >> i think the picks he has made, his focus will be to get everybody on the team like he did on the tv show. he's going to assemble the people that we talked about. he may learn along the way, it's not as easy as it sounded on the campaign trail. but he reached out to newcomers
to the establishment that will go in there and try to get the work done to see people get back to healthcare, and traveling to 37 cities this year alone. the image of america is in need of >> the look by other countries. we may have last the respect we once had. that's what he talked about today. trish require' a new look for the one trish: it's a new look for the country. there are other countries bristling at that understandably. but why wouldn't you? don't you want to put yourself first? with that in mind, what do you anticipate on the military front? >> i think there will be a lot of nos before there will be yeses. i think he will take time and be
circumspect about the thing that need to happen in this country. americans have put a lot of faith in him. as i traveled the country during the campaign. this is a crowd that is so anticipating the appearance of this new president and his first lady to salute the troops. when i saw the first salute that he gave when he arrived, i know he will make the troops a priority. a 9/11 survivor. i want to thank fox business for putting me in this situation to thank so many of these men and women tonight. i have said this multiple times. the best part about my job is this front row to history. you get some goosebumps when you see it all happening in real-time with a front row seat. the greatest thing jamie and i get to do is we get to bring it to you.
she does that as well on her show. when i talk about history, you get a lot of history. we have been waiting. >> you have made a contribution to get the word out. the network has grown so tremendously this year and our viewers appreciate the great work and everyone are doing and i'm glad to be part of it. we have a lot coming up. you have got to tune in after this show for jamie colby. still with me, the american majority ceo ned ryan. also joining me. brad blakeman, former deputy assistant to president bush. he had no prompter. he was have much from the heart. what did you think? he topped it off with "i did it my way."
>> i love the choice of the song. again he did everything his way. he took the traditional campaign level and put a it on fire. even with this inaugural speech today, it was one of those things that was concise, it was 16 minute long. it was have much a trump speech. we live in a polarized era. but i think trump can do something that will unify all americans. i it's called the pocketbook issue. if he can put americans back to work and pay the mort gains, i think you will see more american saying we like what this guy is doing. other thing that was refreshing to hear today? he said the word "radical islam." i'm thrilled that he said it and i think that will be one of his real he -- real emphasis in the
next three months. trish: certainly a robust tone. he has been robust in terms of the message he's giving to bunesses tmselves. on the one hand he's saying we want to make an environment that provide less in the way of regulations so we can grow our economy and we can be as great as we can be long you can be as great as you can be. but he's saying don't get any ideas about going to mexico for production or else 35% tar raf. >> i think the president is restoring patriotism to business. which is important. putting america first. making sure america is taken care of. a strong america helps to keep a
more peaceful world. donald trump is pragmatic and transagricultural. he will reach across the aisle and make deals. it doesn't come from washington and he said that today. trish: what do you mean by that? does it mean i'll check the labels on my clothes in the. i'm going to think about buying an american instead a german car? >> we need to make trade deals that are not one-sided. it feels only as good as it is for bought parties. america has gone the the short shrift on a lot of these deals. many of them have brand-new in place for decade. and he's telling people, before you close a plant, before you move people away, think about america, think about your country before you do that. america is a great place to do business. it was wa -- it once was and weo
that again. trish: we have some great people here and great opportunity that we can maximize. you think of the intellectual capital that we have here. you think about our workforce that we have here. the potential, ned, is incredible. >> it is incredible. i think to build off what brad said, one of the themes of trump's speech is america first. it's one of those things we don't have to apologize for who we are. we don't have to be ashamed of who we are. it has been in the recent era of the last administration we had our president going around and apologizing. trump is not going to be apologizing for who we are. i think if trump can be successful with some of the jobs, the economy, trade issues, he can take us to better height. there has never been a reason to
be ashamed and he's making it clear. we don't have to be ashamed. america first, america last. we can be proud of who we are because of what we have been able to accomplish and are going to accomplish in the future. trish trish: one of the things i was most struck by was his comment that he wanted to restore wealth and restore dreams. wealth and dreams. have we lost in the last 8 years as we have been going through this economic malaise and international malaise in terms of our standing in the world, have we lost some of that? >> we have. trish: how does he restore it? >> he restores it by giving people the opportunity they deserve. he talked about inner cities. why aren't these kids given the proper education to lift them up? why aren't we satisfied with the state of our urban decay. he will reach out to the cities and try and make that safer and better educated.
and he's going to create environments where -- i wouldn't be surprised if one of his main initiatives is to bring back detroit and challenge the auto companies who left there to come back. and give back to the people of detroit. they built you. these are the kind of challenges the president can use the bully pulpit. trish: that's what we need. >> it's a unifying message. as brad was saying, he was talking to not only the american workers who voted for him, but he was addressing the urban centers saying i want to be your president. i think he has a chance to do immigration and urban reform. trish trish: he can get a lot done potentially. thanks for joining me on what has been an incredibly historic day. i'm an optimist. i look at the glass half full every day. there is a lot he can do, there
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