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heading out on a final foreign trip, president obama says he will try to calm the nerves of world leaders anxious about donald trump's election. the president didn't address protests in the u.s. cities directly. he did say, this is how the u.s. process works. this is "special report." good evening. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. president obama leaves for his international trip right about now. his mission, to convince world d was not fit to be his successor might not be so bad after all. before leaving, the president tried to defend his record and convince the 45th president to take it slow before undoing a
lot of what the 44th president has done. we have the latest. >> reporter: good evening. the president's admonitions did not come from anything with the meeting with donald trump. it's because of the magnitude of the responsibility of holding the office and how it changes one's perspective. he urged all americans to honor the election results. >> those who didn't vote for him have to recognize that that's how democracy works. that's how this system operates. >> reporter: after those words to the critics of trump's victory and to some of his newly appointed staff, the president addressed the decimated democratic party and what new direction it should seek. he said, while it needs to make changes, he also added that it should not come at the expense of its core mission.
>> democrats should not waiver on our core beliefs and principles. the belief that we should have an economy that works for everybody, not just a few. the belief that america at its best is inclusive and not exclusive. >> reporter: he spoke from experience about how the oval office changes one's perspect e perspective. >> he will find shaken up pretty quick because reality has a way of asserting itself. >> reporter: the president cited the case of obamacare specifically, when president-elect trump has promised to repeal and replace while preserving certain elements of it. he said the decision becomes harder when you are faced with the real-life consequences of it all. >> okay. well, what happens to those 20 million people who have health insurance? are you going to just kick them
off and suddenly they don't have health insurance? >> reporter: the president made the same case for deferred action for childhood arrivals. the human consequences of deporting young people who are brought into this country by their parents through no fault of their own takes on a new perspective from the oval office. >> they did nothing wrong. they have gone to school. they have d allegiance to the flag. they have joined the military. they have enrolled in school. by definition, if they are part of the program, they are solid, wonderful young people of good character. >> reporter: the president also expressed frustration that he was unable to keep his promise to shut down the guantanamo bay prison camp. he said, it's true i haven't been able to close the darn thing because of congressional restrictions that have been placed upon us. what's true is that we have greatly reduced the population. another indication that a victory in the white house
seldom amounts to total victory. back to you. >> actions have consequences. president-elect trump and his people are goings through a lot of resumes tonight. two of the top jobs in the new administration have been filled. one news organization is comparing the contradictory hires to a rorschach test allowing trump supporters to see in them what they want to see. carl cameron is outside trump tower tonight. good evening. >> reporter: the trump campaign is moving as fast as they can with all due deliberate speed. they want to go faster. because they know that they have a limited amount of time and they have to form a new government. for ambassador to the u.n., he is considering an openly gay man, a former spokesman for four u.s. ambassadors to the u.n. and for chairman of the republican national company, the first female leader in decades,
current head of the michigan republican party, rhona mcdaniel. she would replace reince priebus who has been selected as chief of staff. >> it's running the operation so the right people are getting in front of the president, giving the president the right advice at the right time. and then privately advising the president. >> reporter: trump has chosen steve bannon as chief strategist and white house counsel. kellyanne conway considered to be a possible white house spokesman cast bannon as part of the mainstream despite his role with the alt right movement. >> he has a harvard business degree, a naval officer. he has success in entertainment. he certainly was a managing partn partner. >> reporter: newt gingrich who has dised secretary of state in favor of strategic adviser. former rival, dr. ben carson, a neurosurgeon is being eyed for
education secretary. michael flynn, who is in line for a defense or national security post. the president-elect walked back his plan for a border to border wall against illegal immigration, something he did as a candidate and now as the president in waiting. >> they are talking about a fence in the republican congress. would you accept a fence? >> for certain areas i would. certain areas a wall is more appropriate. i'm very good at this. it's called construction. >> reporter: trump reiterated his softened rhetoric that not all illegal immigrants would be deported. first, criminals, drug dealers. >> after everything gets normalized, we will make a determination on the people that you talking about who are terrific people. they're terrific people. but we're going to make a determination. >> reporter: it looks like dr. ben carson may have competition for education secretary. he is thinking about health and human services also.
we heard from folks in the deliberations process that there are two new candidates for department of education, michelle reed, the chancellor of the d.c. public schools and eva moscow moscow moscowicz. these are outsiders, different appointees. they would be a signal the trump administration will have a diverse and wide ranging number of folks. tomorrow one of the folks, the vice-president-elect, mike pence, will return to trump tower in his role as head of the transition and begin looking at a series of appointments. we got word earlier today that there may not be any formal appointments in next couple of days. the work is really speeding up. they expect to announce lots of names perhaps as soon as thursday. >> carl cameron, thank you. let's take a closer look now at incoming white house chief of staff reince priebus who you probably have heard of. and incoming senior counsel and strategist to the president
steve bannon who you may not have. here is james rosen. >> i know the best people. i know the best managers. >> reporter: gfiven his reputation as a savvy judge of personnel, his first hires as president-elect reflect managerial instinct in choosing reince priebus as white house chief of staff. mr. trump tapped the ultimate beltway insider whose mastery of electi election. >> dale: -- >> he brings people together. he gets them to buy in on the shared vision and brings out the best in people to get successful things done. >> reporter: mr. trump created a aided a co-equal position for steve bannon. a former naval officer, he brought discipline to the campaign but under his leadership the conservative website breitbart appealed to
the alt right. advanced notions like birth control makes women unattractive and crazy. >> it does give me a real pause about sometimes they're going well beyond accepted norms. >> reporter: harry reid said through an aide, president-elect trump's choice of steve bannon as his top aide signals white view president-elect trump si s supremacists will be represented. >> i haven't seen any of these things that people are crying out about. look, it's a good team. it works. if people saw the last few months in the campaign, it worked very well. >> reporter: despite such assurances, west wing veterans and students of its workings predicted trouble between two such different men and warned against the creation of rival power centers at the down of a presidency. >> donald trump got elected with a pretty broad coalition of
perspectives and views around the country. so all of that needs to be reflected in the white house. but i think the white house runs well only if there is one chief of staff clearly in charge. >> reporter: they interviewed all the living chiefs of staff for his book. >> from watergate to iran contra to the war in iraq to the rollout of obamacare, the chief of staff makes a difference between success and failure. one of the critical things is not only who becomes chief but whether that chief is empowered to among other things be the honest broker of information and to speak truth to power. >> reporter: another point of conflict between priebus and bannon is paul ryan. bannon championed ryan's primary challenger. >> what do you think of the priebus and bannon hires, how
it's playing? let me know on twitter. or on facebook. keith ellison says he is a candidate for chairman of the democratic national committee. he has the support of outgoing senate minority leader harry reid and his expected replacement chuck schumer. he was the first muslim american elected to congress. hillary clinton has won new hampshire's four electoral college votes. donald trump's campaign had until 5:00 p.m. eastern this afternoon to seek a recount in new hampshire. clinton won the state, the small state by roughly 2,700 votes. trump's edge in the electoral college now stands at 290 to 232, with only michigan still to be called by the associated press. michigan election officials say they there are reasons why it's taking so long, including absentee ballots, some glitches with election areas and one
county that was just counted as of yesterday. while president-elect trump has quickly decided on two of his top aides, he is taking much slower approach on a couple of other big decisions he has yet to make. one of them involves what to do about the woman he just defeated for the presidency. congress shows no signs of slowing down on that front. >> reporter: fox news confirmed that four congressional committees have open investigations into six central allegations against hillary clinton and her aides. investigators are probing whether she lied about her e-mail practices during october 2015 testimony. the mishandling of classified information, obstruction of justice, the clinton foundation as well as allegations of a quid pro quo between a senior state department executive and an fbi agent. republican senator construction grassly and ron johnson said investigators are pressing ahead
in the inquiries were not dependent on the election. >> it's one of the messages of this election that the public is disgusted when they see double standards, when they think people in high places, high government officials can get away with what ordinary citizens can't. so i think it's extremely important to follow this thing through. >> reporter: the republican chairman of the house government oversight committee also said the chapter is not closed. >> it's this huge massive mess that has to be cleaned up. we would be remiss if we just dismissed it and moved on. we have a lot of things that we have to fix so it never happens again. >> reporter: during a weekend conference call, hillary clinton blamed james comey for her defeat. clinton said his decision to reopen the e-mail case 11 days before the election put her campaign on the defense and blunted her ability to make a strong closing argument. on the campaign trail, candidate trump called for a special prosecutor to investigate clinton. but on "60 minutes," he took a
softer approach, emphasizing jobs, health care and immigration come first. >> you called her crooked hillary. said you wanted to get her in jail. your people in your audience kept saying, lock her up. do you -- >> she did some bad things. >> i know. a special prosecutor? >> i don't want to hurt them. i don't want to hurt them. they're good people. i don't want to hurt them. >> reporter: no committee expects hearings before thanksgiving. a military judge is considering a prosecution motion to delay the trial of accused army deserter bowe bergdahl. the sergeant is accused of walking off his post in afghanistan in 2009. he was held captive by the taliban for five years before being traded for five senior taliban leaders. some of the new kids on the
block are showing up tonight in that building right behind me. it's orientation week for a new crop of house members. mike emanuel reports, they are entering a different world than the one occupied by the members they are replacing. >> reporter: for newly elected members of congress, it's time to figure out what is ahead. some republicans say there are tremendous possibilities going forward. >> the exciting thing is we will play offense. speaker ryan created a narrow set of policy objectives. donald trump campaigned on a range of issues. we will harmonize those. >> reporter: following the election, there's some unrest on the democrat side. 17 protests were arrested outside new york senator chuck schumer's office. he is expected to be the next senate democratic leader. he is getting heat for his ties
to wall street. >> my district is 70% latino. a very high immigrant community. we have a lot of people in my district that are concerned about comments about sending people back. >> reporter: other democrats sound hopeful there will be common ground with the president-elect. >> we share a lot of common priorities. one of them is to revitalize the infrastructure of the country, which is ailing. >> reporter: lawmakers must pass a government funding extension, likely a new month months. big on the republican priority list is repealing and replacing obamacare. mr. trump praised it helping those with pre-existing conditions obtain insurance. >> it happens to be one of the strongest assets. >> you will keep that? >> also with the children living with their parents for an extended period. >> you are going to keep that? >> try and keep that. it will be repealed and replaced. it will be great health care for much less money.
>> reporter: kevin mccarthy said those aspects are included in the gop alternative. what he talked about was keeping pre-existing conditions and staying on your parents' healthcare plan to 26. those are actually republican ideas. those are in the health care replacement plan that republicans have in a better way. >> reporter: up next are leadership elections. we are not expecting major showdowns. many gop lawmakers are excited to get things done while some have never served under a republican president. >> mike emanuel live on the hill. the fight over an oil pipeline near native american lands. first, fox 4 in kansas city, with atf agents investigating an explosion and fire that destroyed a church. evangelistic center church was not occupied at the time of the first fire sunday morning. no injuries were reported.
fox 6 in birmingham, alabama. they sell an unfinished nuclear power plant for $111 million. the sale price was more than three times the minimum bid of $36 million. the company plans to finish the twin reactor as a nuclear power plant and bring it online. this is a live look at san francisco. the big story there tonight, the arrest of a man who police say executed a sheriff's deputy. he was shot twice in the head sunday as he check a report of a suspicious van. parked near a fishing access spot outside the central california town of houston. that's tonight's live look outside the beltway from "special report." we'll be right back.
the army corps of engineers just decided not to decide on whether the controversial dakota access pipeline can be completed along the intended route. it has been the subject of sometimes rowdy protests for months. an expected final decision today is not coming. we report tonight from north dakota. >> reporter: protesters continue to funnel into north dakota, upping their opposition to the dakota access pipeline, sometimes violent, but today peaceful. the state capital is on lockdown. protesters showed up here to voice their concerns. the pipeline carries oil from one of america's most productive fields to illinois where it connects to a larger network of pipe lines and refineries.
almost 1200 miles long, the diameter of a car tire, it could carry 570,000 barrels of crude a day, half of north dakota's daily production. built on 99.9% on private line, all that remains is permission from the u.s. army corps of engineers to cross beneath the missouri river, opposed by a tribe who appealed to the u.n. for help. >> while we have gone to the court in the united states, our courts have failed to protect our sovereign rights, our sacred places and our water. >> reporter: it's not on tribal line but the proposed crossing is north of the reservation. they fear a leak will pollute the river. eight our pole lines cross beneath it upstream. >> not only tribal people here, there are people from all over the world that understand what these people are trying to protect. >> reporter: the critics say the protest is more about stopping
oil than indian rights. >> we need to have decisive end to this that there's been a lawful process that's been followed and that the easement should be carried north. >> reporter: they released a decision saying because of the histor historical indignities, they said they would not approve it pending further review. it's the second pipeline the administration kill order postponed. president trump could reverse this. however, today's decision would make that legally more difficult. back to you. >> thank you. the government wants to require electric and hybrid cars to make noise when traveling at low speeds. the intent is to let blind or visually impaired people to hear those vehicles coming. officials say it could help prevent 2400 pedestrian injuries a year. stocks were mixed today. the dow hit another all-time
high and closed up 21. the s&p 500 dropped a quarter of a point. the nasdaq lost 19. a russian fighter jet just crashed into theed me t eed int sea sunday. it had mechanical trouble and tried to return to the ship. the pilot ejected safely. last week, fox news was first to report russia is close to launching a new round of air strikes in syria from that aircraft carrier and from bombers anything from southern russia. president obama's pentagon chief is expressing support that they will defeat isis. it's slow going for iraqi troops trying to retake mosul from isis terrorists. we have that story tonight from iraq. >> reporter: four weeks into the fight to get isis out of mosul and it's not getting any easier. clashes between iraqi troops and militants have been reported in two neighborhoods of eastern
mosul. towns outside of mosul are being won back. isis has desecrated an archaeological fight. u.s. air power continues to play a role. ten targets hilt in the last 24 hours. the targeting is less possible as the fight gets more urban. secretary of defense ash carter seemed confident that isis or isil will be defeated. >> it's actually important that the enemy know that -- that isil everywhere else know that we intend and will destroy them. >> reporter: it's not just winning back territory, it's holding it. after declaring a town north of mosul theirs last monday, peshmerga fighters spent the week securing it. they spot an isis militant in one building. >> translator: come out. come out. turn around. >> reporter: this terrorist surrendered. many others were shot, killed or
blew themselves up. as the flow of refugees continues here today, some six miles outside of mosul, those fleeing the battle are seen holding white banners of safety. over 50,000 have fled the city so far. as the fighting intensifies in this region, isis is striking elsewhere as well. six people were killed in terror attacks in southern iraq today. 23 were killed in baghdad yesterday. all-out war from all sides. >> greg, thank you. 11 middle eastern and north african countries are accusing iran of sponsoring terrorism. they sent a letter to the u.n. general assembly today. they cite iran support for hugh tee rebels in yemen and the hezbollah group in lebanon and syria. they also say iran is constantly interfering in the internal affairs of arab nations. the defense department identified the two soldiers who died in a terrorist attack on a
u.s. air base in afghanistan saturday. two american contractors also were killed. 16 u.s. service members and one polish soldier were wounded. we have an update on violence that's bringing the dangerous situation in that country back into focus. >> reporter: afghan security forces surrounded this air base after a suicide bomber infiltrated the largest military base in aftghanistan killing tw soldiers. john perry, age 30, from california, and tyler ubelt, 20, of illinois. two civilian contractors were also killed. >> this is a very secure facility. something happened here. we're looking closely at it. >> reporter: a local day laborer and former taliban fighter is responsible for the attack. located 30 miles north of kabul.
the second time they have penetrated a u.s. base. 16 other service members plus a po polish soldier were wounded. >> i think it would be a mistake to cut our current u.s. troop levels. the taliban has made major military gains in the last year. they now control or influence more territory than they have since 9/11. >> reporter: since early october, 11 americans have been killed in action in afghanistan, including two cia paramilitary offic officers. two days after they were killed, the u.s. military struck back taking out two top al qaeda leaders who the pentagon says were planning attacks on the united states. >> al qaeda remains at the top of our list along with islamic state. we continue to hunt them every day. >> reporter: a pentagon spokesman tells fox news there's no plan to delay troop withdrawal. >> it's moving forward.
we believe that we will have the resources and the capabilities we need to support the afghans as they secure their own country. >> reporter: in june, 13 retired generals and senior diplomats wrote president obama urging him to reconsider the withdrawal. a month later, the president slowed it but a former military official tells me, the u.s. only has minimum number of forces in afghanistan to keep it from falling apart. >> lucas, thank you. turkey and the european union are squabbling about a possible membership for the country. the eu says turkey needs to make up its mind about joining. they say the eu needs to make up its mind about inviting. ministers are meeting this week. the issue has been complicated by questions about turkey's commitment to democracy following the summer's failed coup and crack down on dissidents. president obama is departing on his final major international trip before leaving office.
his main goal, according to white house officials, allay the fears of global leaders about his successor. kevin cork is in greece, the president's first stop. >> reporter: nice to talk to you. you are right, it's in the shadow of the cradle of democracy here in ainnagens tht the president will say the relationship between them is indispensable and that will continue under the presidency of donald trump when he takes the oath of office in january. the president saying as much during his conference today in the press briefing room. in particular, he drilled down on the notion when he was asked if the u.s. would continue its commitment to nato, one of the centerpieces of european security. >> one of the messages i will be able to deliver is his commitment to nato and the transatlantic alliance. i think that's one of the most important functions i can serve at this stage during this trip is to let them know that there
is no weakening of resolve when it comes to america's commitment to maintaining a strong and robust nato relationship. >> reporter: in addition to nato, european leaders will look to the president to address concerns about future u.s. positions on security partnerships and the battle against isis and iraq and syria and establishing and honoring deals on trade and the climate as well as the migrant refugee crisis which has been a major story here in greece. it's also happening on a day when president-elect trump had a conversation with russian president putin who congratulated him on his victory and said he looked forward to normalizing relations with the u.s. something there trump previously said he thought would be a good thing. that's adding to the angst of nato members here in europe. >> kevin cork early tuesday morning in athens, greece. thanks. veteran journalist gwen ifill died. she switched to broadcasting with stints at nbc news and pbs.
don't always translate into good policy. that's something that he and his team, i think, will wrestle with. what's clear is that he was able to tap into yes the anxiety but also the enthusiasm of his voters in a way that was impressive. and i said so to him. >> president obama, a news conference today in the white house briefing room before heading out overseas to what he said calm world leaders about his successor. this as multiple reports tonight from transition officials with president-elect trump that he has asked for top secret clearance for his adult children and son-in-law. there you see his adult children there. his son-in-law also, we're
trying to get to the bottom of that, the top secret clearance. donald trump talking about the enormity of the presidency last night. >> on election night, i heard you went completely silent. was it a sort of realization of the enormity of the thing for you? >> i think so. it's enormous. i've done a lot of big things. i've never done anything like this. it's so big. it is so enormous. >> kind of just took your bridge away? couldn't talk. >> a little bit. i think i realized that this is a whole different life for me now. >> it will be. let's bring in our panel, charles hurt, caitlyn burns, and charles krauthammer. charlie, we're waiting for all the transition to take place. what about this news, if true? how do you read it? what do you think? >> i don't really know what to make of that.
obviously, we have known that his family -- he was going to rely on his family a lot. probably not quite that much. but it isn't a surprise that he is going to rely on them and have them -- they have been an integral part of the campaign so far and i think a lot of people probably expected them to be involved with the administration itself. as for the rest of the transition developments, you know, i think that the choice of reince priebus as chief of staff is probably a wise move that suggests he is interested in learning how washington works. he had a great advantage not really knowing or caring how washington works, just denouncing it. then the choice of steve bannon. bannon has been, before he became a formal part of the campaign, has been the heart and soul of the campaign itself. he was sort of channelling so
much of these issues that drove donald trump to victory. >> we will talk more about bannon in the sec pel and some of the reaction we have seen. on this day, when you see the president coming out, defending his legacy, but also saying that people who didn't vote for donald trump need to give him a chance. your thoughts on what turned out to be a pretty long news conference this afternoon. >> right. president obama is in this delicate situation where he has to ensure the peaceful transfer of people. he is about to go overseas and assure people things are fine, things are peaceful in our country. but he is facing the prospect of having his main legacy items unravelled by republicans who now will control congress and the white house. that's something that the president did not expect. that's something that democrats in washington did not expect either. many people were surprised by that. having to go out there and talk about trump in a respectful way i think is challenging for a lot of democrats who are also very
agitated right now by the bannon pick. >> charles, your thoughts on the news conference? >> i think the president is concentrated -- i give him credit for this -- on a smooth transition. in part, it was the near catatonic and soberness of his presentation. harry reid giving out these unbelievable statements. he ought to be tied down, perhaps medicated. you have the president setting a different example. he is trying to say -- also, a signal to leaders overseas, this is not as catastrophic as you think. we're going to make it a smooth transition. he is a reasonable guy. he didn't say that about trump, but he said he is -- he was implying he is within the bounds. the other thing is, i do think he feels a debt to the bushes. he didn't have a lot of use for them and he abused them, even in
his inaugural address. he realizes what a gift it was the way they treated him in the transition coming in. i think he feels it's part of his job or something to aspire to to replicate that. that's what i think he is trying to do. >> wall street journal writing about their time together saying, during their private white house meeting thursday, mr. obama walked his successor through the duties of running the country. mr. trump seemed surprised by the cope said people familiar with the meeting. trump aides were described as unaware that the entire presidential staff working in the west wing had to be replaced at the end of mr. obama's term. after meeting with mr. trump, the only person elected president without having held a government or military person, mr. obama realized the republican needs more guidance. he plans to spend more time with his successor than presidents typically do. this kind of behind the scenes leak to reporters, publically saying you are doing everything you can and shoring him up.
privately saying, this guy needs to be walked through this a little bit more. >> yeah. i have to say, of course, charles -- i agree with what charles said about the tone of obama's comments today. although, he would not -- he refused to say he did think that trump was fit to serve. so much of it was a strange -- it was like he was spiking the ball. i never seen a guy who lost a game spike a ball. it was this strange thing -- it was almost like he was saying, i didn't lose this by the way. we didn't lose this because of me. we lost it because of hillary. and then he started -- his glory days of when he beat hillary clinton back in iowa in 2008 or whatever. it was just this very strange thing. i don't know what possessed him that made him think this was going to be helpful or to anyone other than himself. >> i think charles would call t it -- >> that's exactly right, in denial. >> i would leave it for you.
>> that was a setup. you teed it up for me. it was quite remarkable. i'm not sure whether he believes it or not. i think he is trying to talk himself into it. because this is the demolition of eight years. this is a guy who saw himself who would revolutionize. he was going to inaugurate a new liberal era. it's falling apart. it isn't only the policies but the discrediting of his ideology. the fact it was so widely rejected. also the fact that he decimated his party. >> this is what he says about the democratic party's shortcomings. >> i believe that we have better ideas. but i also believe that good ideas don't matter if people don't hear them. and one of the issues the democrats have to be clear on is that given population
distribution across the country, we have to compete everywhere. we have to show up everywhere. >> the message i take from that is, hillary should have gone to wisconsin and michigan. but was not in that message is two-thirds of state legislatures are republican. the house and senate is republican under this president. >> right. 900 legislative seats have been turned over to republicans under obama's tenure. you only have a handful of states that have a democratic trifecta. you have lots of republican ones. this is something that is serious with the democratic party that they have to face. they haven't cultivated a democratic bench. they haven't been focused on bringing people up. obama was a transformative figure for the party. he has shown in the elections that they turn out for him and not for democrats. he has been separated from the party. to charlie's point earlier,
obama spent several months campaigning for clinton. he was supposed to bring her over the finish line. i think democrats are looking at that, too. and asking why that didn't work. >> let's not sugarcoat it here. he was on multiple radio shows and tv shows saying my legacy is on the line, especially in african-american communities that did not show up. the same numbers weren't close. >> he said, i will take it as a personal insult if you don't turn out and support me and have our side win. he was personally insulted. i think this is a textbook -- historians will see him as a textbook definition of a guy who won on hope and change, who won with a wave of good will and who completely destroyed his presidency with liberal overreach. beginning with obamacare. this is a rejection of ideology. unless the democrats understand that, if they go left to sanders or warren in the future, they are not going to survive as a
i thought it was a great decision. because i think that ryans has the right personality for a day-to-day, keep the machine running. >> bannon is a great strategist. >> mr. priebus is a conservative, well experienced former chair of the republican party. i think the other appointment should get us very nervous. >> [inaudible] of the campaign. people should look at the full resume. >> the same kind of
anti-semitic efforts by breitbart and nationalist type things that they have been talking about. now he has that person that will be in the white house, being paid with taxpayer dollars. >> you are putting a lot of things on that site on to bannon on to things that he probably doesn't have control over others. >> i have only seen a generous, hospitable wise person to work with. >> well, one of the choices that president-elect trump made was received well, here in washington. and one was not. there you see reince priebus. incoming chief of staff. and steve bannon as incoming senior counselor and strategist to the president. here is house minority leader nancy pelosi's statement. bringing steve bannon into the white house is an alarming signal that president-elect trump remains committed to the hateful and divisive division that defined his campaign there must be no sugar coating the campaign that a white nationalist has been named chief strategist
for the trump administration. here is former speaker newt gingrich. >> steve bannon is a very smart guy. he was a naval officer. he was a managing partner at goldman sachs. he made a series of movies. has great connections in holiday and he ran bright bartd. and they now want to come back and say anything anybody ever published on breitbart is steve bannon. that's bologna. >> and we're back with the panel. charles, thoughts? >> look, i hear the charge of the man is an anti-semite. i find it rather implausible that a president-elect would appoint as his senior strategist an anti-semite when his daughter is jewish, her husband is closest advisor is jewish, and their children, his grandchildren are jewish. so i don't think he is sending a signal about that. what i think he is -- the problem here is that he may be more tolerant of this kind of deviance if you like, like stepping somewhat beyond the lines of the acceptable than what is normal. william buckley was able to
revitalize conservatism or, in fact, to give it life when he banished the john bird society. which is in some way the sort of at least the analog way back in the 1950s to some of the alt right. i think it's insensitive for trump to have made e is kind of appointment without considering that but in the end it will depend on what he does. right now it looks as if priebus is going to be the man in charge. we will see who in the end is going to have the you were hand and we will also see if bannon, who will obviously appear on television and other places speaks in a way that justifies the way he is being caricatured tonight. i would say what obama is saying, give him room with his appointments and we will judge them by their actions. >> clearly the president-elect is trying to recreate the magic, if you will, of his campaign. that ended up with a winning strategy at the end there,
caitlin. and, perhaps, providing some cover for an establishment choice as chief of staff. >> right, contact exactly. is he going to get some push back roger stone tweeted earlier before this announcement was made that there would be backlash to priebus because is he representative of the establishment. at the same time these are two people that are supposed to kind of balance each other out in a way. the statement that the trump campaign -- that president-elect, the team released said they would be kind of equal partners. and so those who are opposed to bannon, i think will look for a partner in priebus. and those who think that priebus is representative of everything wrong in washington will look to bannon. i do think though that it -- that bannon history, that what his site published under his tenure is troubling to democrats but also republicans. and particularly since bannon had gone so publicly after paul ryan. i think paul ryan will seek that partnership in priebus. there are concerns about
republicans still about that choice as well. >> charles? >> i think it's one of the most interesting things about this election has been what has happened to political language. and obviously a lot of what we have heard in the past 18 months has been shocking. a lot of it has been in politic. but political correctness has taken a huge blow in were politics. certainly the breitbart is perfect example, steve bannon example of that he charges for the gates. that being anti-semitic or racist is absurd. i think these people, they do a great discredit to themselves by cheapening racism, cheapening antisemitism by accusing these people of that because it's just ridiculous. >> panel, thank you. next up, mean tweet monday.
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kelly worth opines bret baier has been in the tank for trump. kelly should talk to jack with the i hate forehead tattoo. i still maintain that bret baier's face created from silly putty. naturally our graphics department had fun with that idea. not sure about that color choice. thank you mean tweets monday in honor of brit hume who really did love the mean tweets. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that is it for us on "special report" fair, balanced and unafraid. i want to give you behind the scenes the premier of "tucker carlson tonight" starts right now. and the doors is blaring from the studio over there i don't know what's coming. stay tuned. >> good morning. it is tuesday november 15th. you are looking live at the white house. in 25 days -- 2k45is his team
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this is going to be the best day of your life because you are beginning it hopefully as always with fox & friends first on this tuesday. i am heather childers. >> we want to begin this morning with our top story with the white house. >> mike pence heading to trump tower to review the resumes. >> kristin fisher live with the latest on potential cabinet picks. do they still use paper resumes? >> they do, actually. a lot of it is done before hand the public vetting that went on before the campaign. good morning heather and clayton. today when president elect trump meets with his team will he will be talking about the fut