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i mean... trump: let me get--i'll get on this side, maybe, if it's cool. that is the longest interview i have ever done in my life-- and intense. come here. levin: thank you so much. trump: believe me! e with -- and intense. >> thank you so much. >> believe me. his campaign was unlike any other. ♪ >> when mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime. they're rapists. >> and he was written off as soon as he began. >> the republican party is not going to nominate donald trump. >> i think this is a stunt for attention. >> yet, overlooked americans were getting on board. >> i hope he can save my job. >> we need someone to take a sledgeham tore this [ bleep ]. >> and in the end donald trump beat the odds. >> this election year's not about ideology. it is about insurgency. >> but the opposition isn't going away.
how will it all play out? >> when you're in the white house, you are drinking from a fire hose 24 hours a day. >> we can work together and unify our great country. >> fox news reporting, the trump revolution. and now, brett baier. >> donald trump, president. a political a lot of people still can't believe it. but we have been covering this political revolution for from the start. so while america's still catching its breath, we thought we'd explain how we got here and where we may be going next. on election day, tattoo artist bob holmes of seabrook, new hampshire, did something he had never done before. in the 48 years. he voted. >> walked in there. very awkward. i didn't know what to do, who to talk to. i obviously looked lost because somebody came over and talked to
me and told me what line to get into and went behind the curtain and voted and took a picture on my phone and posted it on facebook that i voted for donald trump. >> how's it going? >> so far so good. >> he earned some notoriety in the campaign offering free tattoos of trump. >> trump wins 2016? >> trump wins 2016. >> on election eve, he stayed up all night watching. >> this is us. this is our country. it's real. >> how do we explain how this is possible? >> i don't know that he really has a plan. >> i love the fact that the media and the anchors were freaking out and just couldn't take it. >> homes said he switched on fox news at 2:40 in the morning when we made the call. >> donald trump will be the 45th president of the united states. >> i don't think i've been that excited since i was probably 12 years old and i got up for christmas. that literally was the feeling that i had. >> bob holmes one of millions of
americans who contributed to a shock wave that is still rattling the country coast to coast. so when donald trump emerged from his headquarters to give his victory speech, it seemed like the world had changed. >> now it's time for america to bind the wounds of division. have to get together. >> after a notablidy visive campaign, he spoke words of unification. >> for those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people, i'm reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country. >> the next day, president-elect trump met with president obama at the white house. that meeting seemed to signal a more cordial tone, as well. >> this was a meeting that was going to last for maybe ten or 15 minutes. the meeting lasted for almost an
hour and a half. and it could have -- as far as i'm concerned, it could have gone on for a long time. >> i don't think he's ideologically. he's pragmatic. that can serve him well as long as he's got good people around him an enhe has a clear sense of direction. >> i very much look forward to dealing with the president in the future, including counsel. >> but half of the country was unhappy with the outcome of the election. quite a few celebrities, some of whom said they'd leave the country. >> easy to say throw in the towel and that we're going to leave. i'm going to move to spain because i want to move to spain. i really, really want to move to spain right now. >> students across the u.s. stage mass walkouts and thousands took to the streets to show they still opposed trump no matter the election results. these marches, sometimes deinvolved into violence.
even as some tried to prevent it, president-elect trump was preparing to move in to the white house by picking his team. there was some controversy when governor chris christie wa replaced by vice president-elect mike pence to head the transition. kellyanne con way now senior advise tore the transition thinks the press made too much of this. >> to many the stories artificially generated of transition and chaos remind me of the pre-election coverage which was i have a conclusion and now i'll search for the evidence. >> in the nod to the gop establishment, named rnc chairman reince priebus as chief of staff but he stirred up controversy again naming steve bannon who helped manage his campaign as senior counselor and white house chief strategist. >> by placing a champion of the white supremacist, what message is trump sending to the young
girl who woke up wednesday morning in rhode island afraid to be a woman of color in america? >> this is the last refuge of the scoundrels calling people racist. >> democratic strategist pat cadell known steve bannon for years. >> he believe that is the united states must put its interests first, rather than being globalists first and that's not a xenphobic attitude. his sin is that he's anti-establishment. >> karl rove says he has a more fundamental concern about the arrangement between priebus, the gop insider, and bannon, the controversial outsider. >> we have two co-equal people running the west wing which means they better be very close, have a very collaborative style. when you're in the white house, you are drinking from a fire hose 24 hours a day. and you need to have processes in place that help the president get all the information he needs for a considered decision and
that requires a well operating west wing. not one that's at war with itself. >> since then, president-elect trump has kept busy meeting with prospects and he's chosen several names for prominent slots. senator jeff sessions of alabama for attorney general. there is controversy. 30 years ago, he was denied a federal judgeship because of alleged racist statements. sessions denied the allegations. meanwhile, in another sign of reaching out to his rivals, trump met with former governor and former gop nominee mitt romney. the two have exchanged harsh words this election cycle. >> donald trump is a phony, a fraud. >> mitt is a failed candidate. he failed. he failed horribly. >> the process of picking his team is continuing but no matter who is chosen, trump supporters can't wait for their man to take over. >> drain the swamp! drain the swamp! >> there was high hope that as
an outsider he'd keep his promises to build a wall, to fight corruption and to repeal obamacare. >> i expect him to follow through on -- i'd like at least 80%, 85% 0 of what he said. i don't know the other 15%, i think is always somewhat negotiable in anything. >> i kept saying this election year's not about ideology. it's about insurgency. >> ours was not a campaign but rather an incredible and great movement. made up of millions of hard working men and women who love their country and want a better, brighter future for themselves and for their families. >> while donald trump is busy preparing for the biggest job in the world, it's hard to believe that a year and a half ago he was a blip on the political radar. some people called him a yolk to amuse us until the serious contenders took over. now that joke turned around, next.
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expert at. >> my father, donald j. trump. ♪ >> it was a setting that may have seemed more appropriate for a vegas act than a president to be. but on june 16th, 2015, in trump tower, donald trump had something very important to say to america. >> ladies and gentlemen, i am officially running for president of the united states and we are going to make our country great again. >> the 69-year-old billionaire real estate mogul had never held office. but now, he was going for all the marbles. beyond the announcement, one section of his speech got almost all the attention. >> when mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best.
they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime. they're rapists. and some, i assume, are good people. >> this was not how candidates normally spoke. pundits announced his campaign dead on arrival. >> how should republicans handle donald trump? >> ignore him. he's not going to win the republican nomination. >> i don't think it's what the republican party needs. >> but trump kept it up, banging the immigration drum. >> i will build a great, great wall. on our southern border. and i will have mexico pay for that wall. mark my words. >> the line became fodder for countless punch lines. >> how are you going to deal with immigration? >> build a giant wall. >> okay. what about the economy? >> build a giant wall. >> yet, his tough talk struck a cord. >> nobody builds walls better than me. believe me. >> by mid-july trump shot to the
top of a crowded republican field. his free wheeling style got the lie yn's share of media attention. for instance, no one makes fun of a war hero except donald trump. here, he talks about john mccain. >> he's not a war hero. >> he is a war hero. >> he is. >> five and a half years ago. >> because he was captured. i like people that weren't captured. okay? i hate to tell you. >> once again, the pundits counted him out. >> he needs to apologize and it remains to seen if he has sense enough to do this. >> won't be a viable candidates. you can't say these things without crashing and burning. >> instead, his polling improved. >> everyone else, bing. >> what would make other candidates radioactive only seemed to make him stronger. there was the comment he made in "rolling stone" magazine about carly fiorina. quote, look at that face. would anyone vote for that? but trump's position atop the polls remained firm.
though there were a few twists and turns ahead, by late may, trump secured his party's nomination. >> thank you very much, everybody. thank you. i am your voice! >> and after the republican national convention in late july, he had pulled even with hillary clinton in the polls. but if anyone thought he'd moderate his tone for the general election, they were mistaken. >> hillary rotten clinton. crooked hillary clinton. >> indeed, the brash billionaire was ready for more trash talk and not just about his opponent. >> you can have it. anybody want it? >> in his first debate with secretary clinton, he seemed to go out of the way to attack rosie o'donnell. >> rosie o'donnell i said tough things to her and i think everybody would agree that she deserves it and nobody feels sorry for her. >> after secretary clinton mentioned her name -- >> he called this woman miss piggy. >> he would soon take on former
miss universe machado. >> gained a massive amount of weight and it was -- it was a real problem. >> then in early october, comments captured on tape by a hot mike in 2005 were released. in the tape, trump shared lewd comments with qum access hollywood" host bill by bush. >> they let you do it. grab them by the [ bleep ]. do anything. >> after that, 11 women spoke out claiming to have been sexually harassed by donald trump. >> the events never happened. never. >> with about one month to go before election day, trump looked like he was in deep trouble. >> what a campaign it's been. >> the long, winding road to the white house ends here. >> the polls are set to close. >> in the early hours, the race is close. certainly closer than predicted by those who thought secretary clinton was a shoe-in.
the feeling was trump would have to take the swing states of florida, north carolina and ohio just to have a chance. at 10:30 -- >> a victory for donald trump in ohio can be called by the fox news decision desk at this point. >> at 10:45, north carolina goes to trump. >> on monday morning, a much bigger lead in absentee and early voting. 122,000 more republicans who turned out and voted early or absentee and 22,000 fewer democrats that voted early compared to four years ago. so on monday morning, i said, you know, looked at the numbers saying he is going to take north carolina unless election day is different than election days tended to be. >> around 11:00 p.m. -- >> donald trump will win the state of florida according to the fox news decision desk. >> now, it was anyone's game. >> are you starting to feel that hillary clinton might lose this thing? >> i'm nervous. >> 11:30, trump wins wisconsin.
and then at 2:41, when he won another rust belt state, the biggest, pennsylvania, it put him over the top. >> this means that donald trump will be the 45th president of the united states. winning the most unreal, surreal election we have ever seen. >> election night was absolutely euphoric here in this room. it wasn't until he saw the 270 number surpassed that he knew it was real. but it's also a complete vindication of the way he ran his campaign on his terms. it was his own style and message. >> donald trump fought a campaign not just against candidates but against conventional wisdom and he won. the pundits didn't think he could do it. but the people did. he'd obviously struck a nerve. we'll look at that when we return. "why are you checking your credit score?"
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donald trump's success it's safe to say came as a surprise to the political and media class. this is partly because he seized upon issues that mattered deeply to a lot of americans who'd felt long ignored. one such issue -- trade. from the start of his campaign, donald trump's economic populim s made him a favorite of white, working class voters. >> best way to stay competitive and protect the business for long term is to move production
from our facility in indianapolis to monterey, mexico. >> this video shows the moment when 1,400 workers at carrier air conditioning were told their jobs will be shipped from indianapolis to mexico in 2017. >> we're moving. we're shutting down. we are moving to mexico. starting it's like, well, really? >> mark, a carrier employee for nearly a quarter century, was there when management made that announcement. >> i want to be clear. this is strictly a business decision. >> yeah. >> some people were hollering, some people were, you know, raising some cane. >> you heard one guy said f-you. >> [ bleep ]. >> dave was a carrier employee of 13 years. >> and that one guy really said it all for everybody. >> i looked up and heard
somebody crying and my friend cheryl is crying and it is like -- it just def stated her. >> i was just basically numb. i just didn't know what the hell to think. >> just days later, at a republican debate, donald trump was the only candidate to speak about the mass layoff. >> all of these 1,400 people that are being laid off, laid off, crying. it was a very sad situation. >> he explained what he would do to carrier if he was elected president. >> get consensus from congress and tax you when the air conditionering come. stay where you are or build in the united states. >> that sort of talk directly contradicted decades of republican thinking on free trade. >> i did catch that on the news that he brought up carrier. i thought, hell yeah. about time somebody says something. >> though mark is a democrat, and a union member, this time, he decided to support trump. >> i believe the entire political system's going to be different from now on.
it needs to be changed. nothing gets done. nothing happens that benefits the american people. it's been fitting somebody else. >> if we let everybody go to mexico, we're not going to have any jobs for our grandchildren. >> i think everybody's just mad. and they got fed up with the government letting things like this happen. >> i appreciate any candidate that's going to do more to keep jobs in america. >> i hope he can save my job. and everybody else's job that's in the same situation. this is not the first factory that closed down. >> another example is niagara ceramics in buffalo, new york, which closed in 2013. >> just impossible to compete with the foreign market. >> joe bronco was a vice president. >> very difficult for us to manufacture our product in the usa and dollars per piece more than you could buy it for landed
at a port on either coast. >> today, the old warehouse feels almost haunted, not by ghosts, but by memories of when the factory employed more than 400 skilled workers. >> we held on as long as we could and we just couldn't do it. >> bronco was down and not out. he's opened a new ceramics facility in rochester, new york, called north star ceramics, much smaller but growing. >> donald trump made it very clear that we made some bad trade deals and they're affecting businesses like me today and we're definitely not working at a level playing field. >> joe felt so strongly about it he and his family worked to get trump elected. >> the fact that donald trump is a businessman is playing a huge factor in my support of him. i mean, he understands what it is like to be where i am. in a much larger scale.
>> before he entered politics, new york congressman chris collins was personally involved in securing funding that kept niagara ceramics afloat for several years. and then, he became the first congressman to support trump. today, he is trump's congressional liaison in the transition. were you ever nervous jumping on the trump train so early? >> i was never nervous. it was an easy decision for me to make coming from western new york devastated by bad trade deals. >> when it is president trump, how do you think he helps jobs come back to upstate new york? >> we have to negotiate trade deals and may well be some tariff-type of barriers to level the playing field. >> when i'm president, if a company wants the fire their workers and leave for mexico, or other countries, then we will charge them a 35% tax where they want to ship the products back
into the united states. >> i don't believe that president of ford now going to follow through and move those small cars to mexico. i think that's a decision he will reverse. >> talking tariffs, you heard the critics saying the jobs are gone for good. you don't buy it? >> not everyone is going to be, you know, in the stem world, scientist, an engineer a physician. they're great jobs and let's be honest with ourselves. where are the good jobs? and it's not in the lower paid surface industries. it's making stuff. what we used to do. and we have got to level the playing field tie frustrations and even anger of the working class played a central role in the 2016 election. but how's it that a celebrity billionaire came to be their voice? that's next.
most presidential biographies describe years of rising through the ranks before achieving the top job. that will not be the case be donald trump. nevertheless, to those who think the candidacy came out of nowhere, there's a lot of history leading up to it. in fact, a lifetime's worth. donald john trump, son of fred and mary trump born june 14th, 1946, in queens, new york.
fred was a real estate developer specializing in middle income apartments. young donald grew up around building sites and construction workers. but he had a rebellious streak and fred was a no-nonsense father. he sent his son to a military school. the new york military academy. >> my father raised in a military school and said it's the best thing that ever happened to him. gave him a lot of discipline. >> i think that's donald there. see, he's the biggest guy. >> ted went to school with trump. they became friends, perhaps the first time trump connected with one of the little people. >> he did protect me a lot from bullies. when he said don't go near me, they didn't. >> even back then, the young trump was a mighty competitor. >> a great athlete. anything he wanted to do, he could be the first. far exceeded what the rest of the group was like as far as his talent. >> trump followed his father into real estate.
in 1971, he was given full control of the family company. which he renamed the trump organization. but trump wasn't your average real estate developer. he had a taste for the spotlight. and was regularly seen on the town with a beautiful woman on his arm. in 1977, he married ivana. a model from czechoslovakia and became a part of the manhattan scene. in 1983, trump opened up the flagship building on 5th avenue, trump tower. in 1987, he published his best seller "the art of the deal." trump had become a national figure. you never knew where he would show up next. way back then, mike dunbar, the gop activist of new hampshire, saw political promise in the billionaire. dunbar liked the idea of a businessman who could get things done. >> and so, that's why i started a draft trump campaign. >> and so, in october 1987, at a
restaurant in ports mouth, new hampshire, as people waved trump for president signs, donald trump made his first campaign speech. speaking without notes, he hit on some of the same economic themes that propelled him to the white house. >> the message in 1987 didn't change. just the players. back then japan and saudi arabia. today it's china and mexico. still getting the lunch eaten by our trading partners and the people who are hurting are people like me. people who work for a living. we tier ones feeling it. so, trump appeals to us. >> after the speech they left the restaurant and moved trump to a nearby press conference. >> and i had to get him from the speaker's podium to a side door which was a pretty good distance, and as we moved along, he kept stopping, shaking hands with the waistaff, with the cops and with the firemen who were there. he ignored the other people wearing the suits and everything else and it was the common man that attracted donald trump and
that he reached out to. and i think that's what's happening today. he's still reaching out to us, not to the guys in the suits. >> he didn't run back then but the seed had been planted. in the '90s, the business ventures had some ups and downs. and so did his love life. >> we have a great relationship. we've always had a great relationship. but it's fine. >> he divorced in 1991. he then married actress marlo maples in 1993. >> well, i think it was just a relationship that was happening and it just -- >> and divorced her in 1999. in 2004, his profile rose as never before when he became the star of nbc's hit show "the apprentice." >> you're fired. you're fired. you know what? you're fired. >> and he married his present-day wife, model melania
in 2005. trump never stopped thinking about politics and as he entered his 60s, if he was serious about a run, he could no longer play the waiting game. he asked kellyanne con way, president and ceo of the polling company to do some research to see where he would stand in the 2012 race. >> what was missing from the field for many republican voters in 2011 was somebody who was not a typical politician. somebody who would be an outside tore the system in washington but also somebody who was not completely unfamiliar to them. >> years later, of course, con way herself would play a major role in trump's campaign. but in 2011, trump wasn't yet ready to throw his hat in the ring. instead, he endorsed republican candidate mitt romney, another businessman who sold himself as someone who could get things done. but when romney lost, it was now or never for trump. he started to put together a staff. he also started connecting with
conservative media outlets and organizations and gave speeches at places like c-pac. >> i'm not doing this for fun. i'm doing it because we have to take our country back. >> one person he met with in early 2015, newt gingrich. >> he asked very probing, intelligent questions about, you know, what's it take physically and schedule it and balance yourself. what would it cost from january of 2015 through south carolina? i said, probably between 70 million and 80 million and he thought for a minute and thought, a yacht. so, this would be more interesting than a yacht. i sort of thought at that point he is going. >> by the time trump announced his run, he was ready. and if the rest of the candidates were not ready for him, the public was. donald trump has described his campaign as a movement. and that movement has beenllect. we'll talk to some of them when we return.
be politically correct and nobody says anything because you don't want to step on toes or you don't want to hurt somebody's feelings or you don't want to be called a racist or whatever. and i think that he's saying exactly what everybody wants to say. >> i'm the one that brought all the action, right? tie tattoo artist was offering free trump tattoos when we first met him earlier this year. business was brisk. >> varied between make america great again and the trump head? >> yeah. we have done his face and all the rest are either, you know, we the people tattoos with let's make america great again. >> when you're putting on the tattoo and doing it, do you talk issues like what drives these people to do it? >> just really supportive and they want to feel like america's great again. they want to feel like they're going to be secure. that they're not going to have to worry about things happening to their kids or them and they love the fact that donald trump
says what he says. and ownsñi it. >> one of those on the receiving end is max crowley, a trump fan who came in from massachusetts to get his free tattoo. >> i got a trump tattoo on the back of my calf and it's his portrait. >> that's kind of a permanent deal. >> it is. >> you're in. >> i'm in. i'm in 100%. there's no going back on that now. it's there forever. >> let's see it. >> you want the see it? >> and there he is. how about that? >> the donald. >> the donald. to crowley, the billionaire businessman represents hope for the working man. >> as a construction worker and a carpenter, work has not been great for the past couple of years. it's been hard. you know? especially with a family to support and as a business class kind of guy, you know, he promises a lot of good things for the future and the future is everything to me and my family.
>> now you can look at your leg and get inspired. >> that's it. absolutely correct. i'm behind donald trump 100% and now donald trump is behind me. >> is this a voter revolt do you think? >> i think it's a revolt against the politicians that are running the country now and doing such a bang-up job. i think it's time and everybody else thinks it's time to change it. >> holmes wasn't alone in finding a new political direction. fox news reporting found itself in the middle of a clash over the future of the republican party at the virginia gop con veng. >> well, mr. trump in five different parties in the last ten different years, given over $700,000 to the democrats. we're not exactly sure -- >> who cares? >> i used to be a democrat for 30 years and that man convinced
me to be a republican? who gives a [ bleep ]? you don't want me vote? i'm a republican now and i'm with the republican party and if you grew up as a republican you're better than me as a democrat? >> i'm not yelling at you! >> that's cheryl ann craft working for the department of defense in norfolk. >> i was a 30-year democrat. the fact that somebody says that mr. trump because his opinions and his positions have changed over the years is not a valid republican conservative that could run for the office is absolutely wrong. >> another person transformed by the trump campaign was chris cox. cox makes his living by creating chainsaw sculpture. >> i have a couple logs and a chainsaw, i can turn it into something that will typically put some gas in my truck and a pillow under my head. >> as founder of bikers for trump, he told us trump is just what the doctor ordered. >> donald trump's going to bring
some dignity back to our country. he's going to give us a sense of direction. >> need america back. >> we want our country become and we'll get it back. this is a movement epa it's happening right now. the establishment's coming on board. we'll see who holds out. ones that are there better fall in line and making some things happen and representing the people that put them there. >> we caught up with cox in d.c. after the election. >> the reaction of the left, it just exemplified our need for donald trump. they need to get over it because we won and we will be very good stewards of the leadership and donald trump's going to change the direction of this country. and the democrats, they have no one to blame but themselves. if they wonder how we got to donald trump, ask barack obama and his policies. >> i'm not a wilting flower. i'm first a conservative. i'm a mother. i'm a, you know, educated person. i'm an attorney. and, oh yeah, i'm a woman, too. >> former federal prosecutor
tamara neo of southern virginia told us for her at least the reports of trump's mistreatment of women outweighed by other concerns. >> he has the courage and the fortitude, obviously, to withstand all of the blowback from saying what he's saying about muslim immigration and the difficulties that lie there, building a wall and illegal immigration. and just one issue after the next after the next. he's willing to say what frankly i think most of us were thinking and he can take the blow back from it. >> we need a sledge hammer to this [ bleep ]. there's no other way around it. >> cody knots is a republican of rural pennsylvania who directs low budget horror films. >> see how you like it. >> he told us he considers himself a reagan man and also says donald trump is only candidate he trusts to take action on the economy. >> none of them want to change trade policy but sell out the average working man so their buddies make more money.
is he the best messenger? no. but he's the only messenger we have. >> he joined a wave of pennsylvania that saw many district that is voted heavily for president obama in 2012 surprisingly going to trump this time around. >> when i found out donald trump won i started crying. finally somebody gave a damn my dad lost a job. somebody cared. now he's -- he's gave a damn. clintons and them, the trade deals. a core level is voting for my dad. >> as shakespeare wrote, when's past is prologue. so far, we have been looking at what led us up to the historic moment. when we return, we'll discuss what this past may be prologue to.
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>> and yes, we will build a great wall. >> of all the promises candidate donald trump made the one that got the most attention was the wall. will he be able to build it? kellyanne conway has very little doubt. >> building the wall and mexico will pay for it. as donald trump as candidate and president promised to say, hey, when's fair to the american worker? he is going to make good on the promises. >> karl rove believes the people may allow a little give. >> as i travel, people say, i'm for trump and talking about the issues, i'd say do you think he'll be able to build a wall and make mexico pay for it? every person said no, no, no. but he'll secure or borders. >> he'll definitely see defiance coming to deporting illegal immigrants. mayors of major american cities vow to remain sanctuary cities. >> to be clear about what chicago is, it always will be a
sanctuary city. >> and he may find resistance within his own party. >> you're not on the same page of immigration at least on the campaign trail? >> i don't agree with that. we are on securing the border and that border security first is what president-elect trump is talking about and something we totally agree with. >> on the ground. on the ground. on the ground. >> and the deportation -- >> i think right now we want to secure the border and that is really first, the first priority. >> as for repealing and replacing obamacare, we're told that is still on track. while trump has talked about keeping two elements of obamacare. letting kids stay on their parent's plan until they're 26 and making sure people with preexisting conditions are still covered. >> it happens to be one of the strongest assets. >> going to keep that? >> obama's legacy is the main thing is, of course, obamacare. and he's already started to backtrack on that. >> thomas frank is author of "listen liberal." >> looking at obamacare, the's certain aspects that are
massively popular and to undo them would be to kill your own political future. i think what he'll do is he'll fiddle around with it and call it trump care. you know? he'll adjust it in this way and that. >> no. he'll make good on promises. 32,000 pages in the affordable act known as obamacare and maybe 1 or 2 good things, even a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day. having said that, he's made clear the replacement plan. >> trump also has big plans for infrastructure spending as outlined in his victory speech. >> we are going to fix our inner cities. and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. we're going to rebuild our infrastructure. and we'll put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it. >> i think this is going to be a battle. he's got two battles there.
one is a battle with the democrats because, look, they're not going to -- they may not consider what he wants to spend sufficient and a battle with republicans belittling the stimulus bill. >> then and this promise to drain the swamp of washington. >> talking about draining the swamp and reducing the size of federal government, eliminating the regulations that have choked off our economy and this obnoxious revolving door of individuals making millions of dollars based on contacts, there is no question that's all going to happen. >> i can understand why many of the lobbyists and consultants in washington, d.c. are just incredibly nervous that they -- that they're gravy train is busted off the wheels and the engine ripped out with him as president because it has to stop. >> the joke i said to folks four years ago coming here, bought a condominium, if i do my job, i lose a lot of money on that condominium and be a surplus of places to rent and own as we do
drain the swamp and reduce the number of federal employees. i'm quite happy on that investment. >> he's made other promises, of course. renegotiate trade deals, strengthen the u.s. military. increase educational opportunities. in general, though, make america great again. >> i think they elected him because they said barack obama is doing stuff to our country that we totally disagree with and this guy is going to be a strong lead tore secure the borders, make america's military great again and get good trade deals and most important of all, get the economy going again. there will be better jobs and bigger paychecks. >> come this january, when he's sworn in to office, donald trump's plans will finally be tested by the real world. how well they work out will help determine not just what sort of presidency trump will have, but what sort of country we'll be
living in. eight years ago, many americans thought we were on the verge of a new era. the democrats had won the white house. held both chambers of congress and seemed on the verge of turning the u.s. supreme court. today, all of that's reversed. politics works that way sometimes. president-elect trump is a controversial figure but now it's his job to prove to americans that they made the right choice. and in the next four years, perhaps we'll see whether the trump revolution is the beginning of a new era itself or just another swing of the just another swing of the pendulum. with nature's bounty hair, skin and nails you'll enjoy lustrous hair, vibrant skin, just another swing of the pendulum.
welcome to the ""journal: editorial report."" a busy first full week for president-elect donald trump as his team pushes back on claims of chaos. vice president mike pence formally took the reigns on tuesday replacing new jersey governor chris christie as officials insist the ten-week effort to build the administration is on schedule. trump spent the week meeting with japan's prime minister shinzo abe as well as vetting candidates for top administration jobs with lieutenant general mike flynn, alabama senator