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at union square near the state capitol in raleigh, north carolina. when donald trump takes the oath of office in january, he'll have a republican narget both houses of congress. joining us now to discuss the agenda they'll pursue on both ends of pennsylvania avenue, is house majority leader kevin mccarthy. is amending good enough? >> what he really talked abouted was keeping preexisting conditions and staying on your parent's health care plan to 26. those are actually republican's ideas. and those are in the health care replacement plan that republicans had have in a better way. so, we will repeal and replace obamacare. obamacare is failing. premiums up 25%. 16 out of 23 co-ops have failed or on the verge of it.
plans are pulling out. less choice for the public. it has to change. >> but you can't really legally repeal obamacare unless off supermajority in the senate to beat back a filibuster. some parts of obamacare, the law parts remain in place as opposed to the budget parts and what do you do for the 20 million people who now have health insurance under obamacare while you're dismantling the plan? >> look, we put a lot of thought into this and we worked hard to repeal it in the past. we know there's a reconciliation as you know, chris, that's maybe a little inside washington allows with 51 votes to do something in the senate. and the house we could move forward, but you want to have a transition. you want to make sure people are protected as they move that they're able to continue to have coverage and we're going to be able to do that. but you've got to stop this one size fits all. you've got to empower the states, you've got to have more options. you've got to repeal that tax on medical device, on individual
business employer mandate, you know, there's 10,000 diseases and we only have 500 cures. america should be a leader in health care. and not have this continual rise in the premium price to americans across this country. >> congressman, there were some big differences between mr. trump and congressional republican leaders during the campaign, but house salespeopler paul ryan talked about the new republican government in washington this week and he sounded pretty excited. here he is. >> with a unified republican government, we can actually get things done for the people of this country. we now have that and now we're working on putting the transition plans together make sure that we can deliver that. >> congressman, what do you think you can get done, especially in the next six months a and when comes first? >> well, you know, it's not even a week since tuesday's victory, but i see republicans all working close together.
i have talked to president-elect donald trump a couple times. i just spoke to vice president mike pence just yesterday on the transition how would we move forward, we're going to deal with health care. we're going to deal with economic job growth, that means tax reform, that means regulation. more than 500 major ruling. costs more than $100 million out there. we've got to roll a lot of those back. get the economy moving again. infrastructure, there are so many places that we can come together, even bipartisan to get this country working again. one thing that president-elect donald trump did, he listened to the forgotten voices and he became their voice. washington will change. and chris, i tell you this, on day one, we're not waiting until the inaugural. the first week of january, when this house is sworn in, we will get to work that day because there is a lot to do and we cannot waste time. >> all right.
let's go through a lightning round, quick questions, quick answers on some of the ideas that donald trump laid out during the campaign, and you tell me how practical they are and how quickly you can do them. one, build a wall on our southern border. >> well, i think number one, yes, you do have to secure the southern border. you have to put a wall. you could be all virtual with the airplanes as well. i think that is very doable and one of the first things that needs to be done. >> that's interesting. paul ryan fudge on the that too this week. you're not committed to a brick and mortar wall along the border for the entire line. >> we look at the border, and this is something that the house knows a great deal about. when you look at a wall, you also have the technology today with uavs, you can look out 40 miles ahead. the terrain is different, you
can't always build with the specific place, but you can protect. . number one thing you can do is protect your border. >> we're on lightning round rules here. we've got to -- >> oh sorry. >> quick questions, quick answers. >> mass deportation, speaker ryan has had problems with that. >> well, i think it's a difficult to do. first thing is secure the border. then we'll have the discussions as we move forward. >> ten year infrastructure plan. isn't that -- and trump is talking about ten years, half a trillion dollars. isn't that the kind of stimulus package that you opposed under president obama? >> obama never had infrastructure in his stimulus. >> he just called it something different. >> they were never ready. look, we passed a long-term, bipartisan highway bill which hadn't been done in more than a decade. it's smart to plan a long-term one. america needs to focus on their infrastructure. makes it more effective and
efficient. i think there's a place we could find common ground with republicans and democrats. >> are you ready to renegotiate trade deals even if that risks getting into trade wars? >> look, good trade deals are good for america. we want manufacturing jobs. i know the ka nad yan am dasz boar said he's willing to talk about it, but the one thing we need when you have 95% of people living outside of this country and we produce more than we could actually sell what's inside, we need good trade deals. and that's what president-elect donald trump is for. a good deal. >> what about trump's plan as he puts it to drain the swamp in washington, senate republican leader mitch mcconnell has already said that term limits are going nowhere. >> well, i think what washington needs to do is wake up to what happened in this election. this was a big election. washington has to change. that we need to make the public
understand that this is their government. that we work for them. that we serve them. that's why you'll find on day one -- >> structural changes, like term limits? >> well, term limits is something that could be brought up and voted on. i know the supreme court kicked it out. said it was unconstitutional, but it could be voted on in the passed, it's a way. i've watched states do it. i think the most important term limit you have is at the ballot box. and we've got to show that we can actually work and solve the problems. >> some of your committee chairs are still talking about investigating hillary clinton. here is congressman jason chaffetz, the chair of the house committee on oversight. >> there's still a lot of questions. and no matter who wins or loses this election, come tuesday, the congress is still going to look into it. >> now that hillary clinton's been defeated, is that really what you want to spend time on when you have a governing
majority investigating hillary clinton? >> look, i'm the majority leader. i set thethe agenda's going to job creation, it's going to be about reforming and repealing obamacare. it's going to be infrastructure, that's the focus that this election was about. president-elect donald trump has a vigorous agenda. >> i ghoot, i got ksh congressman, what about investigating hillary clinton? is that part of your agenda as the majority leader? >> i leave that portion to law enforcement, just the way to do it. keep politics out of it. let's create jobs in this country. that's our agenda. >> finally, what's your sense of donald trump? do you expect him to lay out broad principles and leave the details of legislation to congress? >> well, i've dealt with donald trump quite a bit. i've talked to him a lot. the one thing aye found in his business world, he was successful. he finds the very best people, gives him some freedom, lays out the guidelines and he has high
expectations and holds people accountable. just look at the ice skating rink in central park. he was able to do snag government was not able to do. make it underbudget and make the job done on time. just like he did with his recent hotel in washington, d.c. i think he'll expect that of government and it'll be a change and it will be an exciting change. >> but briefly, do you expect him to just lay out principles and then leave the legislating to members of congress? >> i think what he'll do, he'll lay out the principles, he'll hold us accountable. this is a key part of which sing one of his secret weapons, vice president-elect mike pence. that's a clear understanding of how government works being a governor, but also more importantly having served in congress. he'll be able to work together to make sure we're held account to believe get the job done. >> congressman mccarthy, thank you, thanks for talking with us today. it should be an exciting, at
least 100 days and i would think six months, maybe even four years. thank you, sir. >> thank you. up next, we'll bring in our sunday group to discuss trump's priorities once he takes office. plus, what would you like it ask the panel about which trump we'll see? the unpredictable candidate or the disciplined president? just go to facebook or twitter @fox news sunday and we may use your question on the
we are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals, we're going to rebuild our infrastructure. >> president-elect trump laying out some of his priority us in his victory speech early wednesday morning. and it's time now for our sunday group. syndicated columnist george will, charles lane from the washington post. joey pace who covers the white house and the transition for the
associated press, and ben dominique, co-founder of the web magazine, the federalist. well, since the election, mr. trump has been aspousing a pretty standard conservative agenda. he's been reaching out to establishment republicans, even including mitt romney who spent the entire campaign bashing them, george as a trump doubter, are you reassured? >> not least of all said by kellyanne conway, she is a can disappoint of novices and she seems to realize inevitably she sits atop an enormous republican party infrastructure. he has 4,000 policy-making jobs to sell and they are going to come from the pool of the republican party. which is thoroughly conservative. and from the intellectual infrastructure, the republican party, aei, other think tank heritage foundation, et cetera.
these are people who know what the swamp looks like that he wants to drain. for example, the office of civil rights and the department of education which has been harassing colleges and universities without any legal warrant. furthermore, he does seem to be committed to the list of judges for the supreme court and for the rest of the federal judiciary. since 1971 when nixon finally tipped the balance of the supreme court, 1971, there's been a conservative majority on the court. he'll be a conservative majority for at least 25 more years. final bit of influence. establishment republican -- >> and the financial services committee -- >> congressman from dallas, wonderful man, talented, already fought through the fannie and freddie ought to go. things like this radicalism. the one thing that i think indicates the limits of this and you just brought it up is term limits. you want to put the fox among the chickens in this town?
advocate term limits, i think he'll pull back from that. >> the lobbyists take over, permanent washington takes over from the elected members of congress. ben, let's talk about the flip side and i'm sure some are getting heartburn that willis is feeling so happy about this. after all his talk about shaking up washington and draining the swamp, are you worried that he may not be as much of a disrupter as he portrayed himself? >> i think he will be, but i think it's going to be in a lot of ways that are unpredictable fitting with the approach that he's had since he got into it. there is really a question about how many of these internal congressional establishment members who've been around are going to be part of this cabinet, part of his approach, but the fact simply is that donald trump promised the american people a dramatic number of things. major changes in policy and the way that washington works. in order to achieve that, he's going to need more than novices
along the license of people who haven't had experience in the past dealing with policy. the question of whether any of that is going to lead to a softening when it comes to the types of promises that he's delivering to the people. i don't think that trump though as someone attitude inclined to engage in this type of promise to the american people. anyone who wants to back off of those things. i think he wants to deliver. that's why gour going to see people who have significant degree of experience, they may have a long tenure in this town. they are going to be people who are going to fit in terms of their approach in terms of their dramatic. >> one of the most frightening images was donald trump and barack obama meeting together, talking together in the oval office. they said all the right things about a smooth transition. let's remember what mr. obama said about mr. trump on the campaign trail.
>> i would consider it an insult to my leg see if this committee let's down his guard and fails to activate itself in this election. >> what do sources tell you? does mr. obama really think that he made any inroads in persuading donald trump and or does he basically think trump meant what he said. >> i think they don't know exactly what the outcome of that meeting will be. trump wants to work with the president's team, this is such a massive process that is going to get under way. i think a i think the trump team would be sport to lead on people who are doing it in previous administrations but also the current administration. i think that both are saying all of the right things. >> in terms of policy, did mr.
obama think he made in headway? >> i don't think he knows yet. i think that if you look at some of those things that trump has said about obamacare in the last few days including in the wall street journal interview. he said he would take under advisement some of the things that obama said during that meeting. we have now four years we have a much clearer picture than what has happened over the last couple of days. >> i think the mainstream media has gotten this thing wrong in the sense that when trump keeps preexisting conditions and parents will keep kids on their the plan. that's been part of republican policy for years in terms of reforming obamacare, that is not a change. >> it's not a change, he's talked about that during the course of the campaign as well. i think it was striking to hear him say that he heard what the president said and would take that under advisement. >> we ask you for questions for the panel and we got a bunch about this question of which front we will see as president.
james sent this on facebook, how will donald trump balance his brash and direct style which many find refreshing with the discipline required of a president? chuck? any idea how to answer james about which trump we're going to see? >> put it this way, the only person at this point who can defeat donald trump is donald trump. he is the one who has it within his power really just through his behavior and temperament to make our break this crucial six-month period here. and we've had conflicting signals. we've seen him give a very statesman-like speech after he was victorious -- >> elected, and we've seen him conduct himself with great dignity in the white house. and thank you julie, last night his tweet, wow, the "new york times" is losing thousands of subscribers because of their very poor, i highly inaccurate coverage of the trump phenomenon. we had a provocative tweet he put out with respect to protesters. he has said oh i will be
restrained with twitter. this is the imponderable -- >> bad thing for him to take a shot at the "new york times"? >> politically i'm sure it makes his folks feel great. i'm sure it makes him feel great. here's what i'm driving at. the world is full of surprises and very often they come in the foreign policy arena for the first six months of a new president. his ability to control this side of himself in such a crisis if it comes we'll have a lot to do with just about everything else he's trying to achieve. >> all right. we have to take a break here. when we come back. we're going to take a look at why donald trump won and why hillary clinton lost. we break down what really happened. that's next. people would ask me in different countries that we traveled, what is your nationality and i would always answer hispanic. so when i got my ancestry dna results
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i know how disappointed you feel because i feel it too. >> every single american will have the opportunity to realize his or her fullest potential. the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. >> hillary clinton's concession speech wednesday morning after donald trump's victory speech a few hours before and we're back now with the panel. well, there are a number of ways to look back at this stunning election and why donald trump won, let's put it couple of them up on the screen. one is the trump base of working class whites turned out big time. he carried them by 39 points this week as compared to mitt romney's 25-point margin four years ago. meanwhile, hillary clinton underperformed badly. mr. trump got fewer votes in winning than romney got in losing. hillary clinton got five million fewer votes than president obama did in 2012. chuck, how do you explain
trump's victory? >> well, i think the first thing i have to say is to admit that i didn't expect it. and that i've been trying to understand why i got this wrong and why so many others ghot wrong. that leads know my question, like so many others, i didn't understand the surge sentiment that was going on out there in state states like wisconsin, michigan, pennsylvania, et cetera. and what i think that is related to is that for many people, this was a vote, and it's been called a protest, i think that's too easy. it's more like a statement. it's more like an expression. it's more like a demand for validation from people who, as mr. trump has said and i think we're -- we must defer to his judgment that the point who felt forgotten. and who felt he was focussed on the grievances of lots and lots other people. you know, two groups formed the core of the respective parties, african americans formed the core of the democratic party. the core of the core.
evangelical whites, the core of the core of the republicans. each was presented with a very apocket liptic view of this election. and told, turn out, turn out, or else you're doomed. and it turns out it was the white evangelicals who responded a little bit more than the african americans who i think showed less enthusiasm this time than they did for obama. and i think that may have decided it. >> hillary clinton had a different explanation for her defeat, she told big donors on a conference call this weekend that fbi director comey's two letters in the final days about her e-mails beat her. depressing her turnout and boosting trumps. julie, how do democrats you talk to, what do they think was responsible for clinton's defeat and do they think it was all about comey? >> they don't. democrats don't think that comey's letter was help ffl clinton did have any momentum going into the final week, the coe my letter probably slowed
for obama, she won six. this is a situation where you had a number of voters who made a rational decision that after eight years of obama they were dissatisfied with what they saw coming out of washington, she didn't go and speak to these voters. they spent more money chasing one electoral vote coming out of nebraska than they did in wisconsin and michigan in the ending days of this campaign. it's ludicrous to suggest that noncollege educated whites in the midwest in the rust belt were going to be so dramatically motivated by what is essentially an inside the beltway process story coming from the comey letter that really all it did was vindicate what people already knew about hillary. >> george, one of the things that -- and we've been around too long, probably. we shouldn't tell people that. but one of the things i'm always amused by is at the end of the
campaign, the winning campaign, they were all geniuses. the losing campaign, they were all doeppes. the losing campaign is in tatters. how much of that is actually true? >> the losing party here is in tatters. the republican party is as strong as it's been since the 1920s and probably more. broad and deep. 69 of 99 state legislative chambers are now controlled by the republicans. 24 states they have a republican governor an the entire control of the legislature. only six states have democratic governors and democratic legislatures. 34 republican governors. that means if you're looking for a deeper bench for presidential candidates for the democratic party, you have to start with 16 governors is all they've got. furthermore, one-third of the house caucus on the democratic party are from three states,
massachusetts, new york and california. >> i saw that. that's astonishing. >> they're in danger of becoming what the republicans were thought to be in danger of becoming, a regional party. >> let me pursue this with you because there's so much talk before the election, before election night, just before election night about the republican party being in shambles and that there was a split between the establishment and the cruz conservative tea party win and the trumpists, what happened to that? >> they were united by barack obama, they were united by an agenda. chuck said people felt forgotten by it. i think they felt condescended to. there's something about progressivism that is condescension. we know what your health care ought to be. be quiet. we know how much water should come through your shower head. we know what kind of toilet you should have. we know what kind of light bulb.
be quiet and take our direction. >> i'll take that as a friendly amendment, george. i think environmentalism in a crucial way worked against the democratic party this year. i did a little back of the envelope calculation about the most coal dependent states. there are 25 most dependent. 20 of them trump carried. ohio, michigan and wisconsin which are the three most coal-dependent states in terms of electricity generation. that power plan, the focus on global warming and stuff that he pushed with a relatively thin legal basis might have provided the -- part of at least the small margin that contributed to his defeat. >> there's a great irony in bill clinton ending his career arguing a lonely voice within the clinton campaign that they need to pay attention to the needs and priorities of the white working class. he was the only one within that campaign structure who actually had that right. >> and he was laughed at and
ridiculed by a lot of people in the clinton campaign. >> is that really true? >> after the wisconsin primary when bill clinton wanted hillary to spend more time there, they laughed at him. >> go ahead. you can -- >> they laughed at him and basically said keep going after the voters that supported him instead of the ones that she'll need. >> thank you, panel. see you next sunday. up next a look back at one of the most remarkable weeks ever in presidential politics.
been following the twists and turns on the campaign trail. now we're looking ahead to the transition for president-elect donald trump. >> donald trump will be the 45th president of the united states. >> it's been what they call a historic event, but to be really historic, we have to do a great job. >> this is painful, and i will be for a long time. >> he connected in ways with people no one else did. he turned politics on its head. and now donald trump will lead a unified republican government. >> everybody is sad when their side loses an election, but the day after we have to remember that we're actually all on one team. . not my president. not my president! >> we now are going to want to
do everything we can to help you succeed because if you succeed, then the country succeeds. >> mr. president, it was a great honor being with you. i look forward to being with you many, many more times in the future. >> early next year trump will be moving into the white house where he'll become the first president who moves in and hangs up his own portrait. >> this is what it feels like when america's made great again. >> what is on the agenda today? >> weirdest dream last night. remember that guy who used to host "the apprentice"? i dreamed we elected him president.
>> and now with 68 days till his inauguration, there's a lot of work ahead for donald trump and his team. and that's it for today. have a great week. and we'll see you next "fox news breaking tonight, donald trump names his chief of staff, unof two key appointments in the administration. hello and welcome to a special sunday edition of justice. i'm judge jeanine pirro. thanks for being with us. the word coming from trump tower in new york city late this afternoon, reince priebus the chairman of the republican national committee has been named white house chief of staff by president-elect trump. the president-elect also announced today that steven bannon, who served as the ceo of the trump campaign has been named chief strategist and senior counselor to the president. meantime, mr. trump did his first sit