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this is a fox news alert. on a day when the president elect was out touting a job-saving deal, we're told he's ready to create another job for a retired general inside his administration. sources tell fox the president elect has found his defense secretary retired marine general james "mad dog" mattis. he has one more hurdle to climb and that's where we are tonight. we have fox team coverage. we start off with senior national correspondent in cincinnati tonight where trump will hold a rally at the top of
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the hour. >> good evening. i just got off the phone with another source in the trump transition process who told me that while general mattis is trump's top contender for the job donald trump would like to see him as secretary of defense to the knowledge of anybody that i've talked to in the transition team it is still not 100% yet for a couple of considerations. trump feels like he's got a little bit of time to deliberate over his choice for secretary of defense and then there's this idea as well that because the statute stipulates that in order to take a civilian position at the department of defense you have to be out of the military for seven years, mattis would need a congressional waver from the house and senate and donald trump wants to make sure that waver is rock solid before he comes out and says that mattis is his pick because god forbid he says that and something goes wrong. donald trump is trying to figure out who will be put in those jobs, he was out saving jobs today in indianapolis. >> i want to thank all of the
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workers at this plant. >> reporter: still seven weeks away from taking office president elect donald trump and his running mate mad goe good o campaign promise. >> when donald trump was running for president he said if he was elected president of the united states america would start winning again. well, today america won. and we have donald trump to thank. >> reporter: at nearly ever stop on the presidential campaign trump singled out candidate for abandoning american workers and threatening tariffs if carrier moved to mexico. >> indiana is the home of carrier air conditioning which is leaving for mexico. we will be charging you a 35% tax every single year. carrier air conditioning is not going to get away with what they did. carrier will not be leaving indiana if i'm president. >> reporter: trump indicated today he'll use incentives and threats to keep companies from
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leaving. >> companies are not going to leave the united states any more without consequences. >> reporter: at the transition office today, the intrigue continues over two of the top cabinet positions after declaring yesterday there were four finalists for secretary of state sources say that number is fluid. while mill romney is considered a front-runner, john bolton will meet with trump tomorrow afternoon to discuss the job. >> it's not a question of a management restructurinrestruct needs a cultural revolution for a lot of reasons and i think that's important going forward because of the damage that's done to american interests by not having a department which is what we need to be effective advocating american interests. >> reporter: some officials continue to push retired general david petraeus for secretary of state though there's concern that leaking classified information could be
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problematic. he would have to notify his parole officer any time he travels outside the state. he would need a congressional waver to serve. sources inside the trump transition team tell me they're confident they could get david petraeus through the confirmation and get the waver necessary to serve and they're confident they could get general mattis that same waver. if you look back in history the last time the congressional waver had to be sought was in 1950. that was george marshal. it was a different time though and marshal had already served as the secretary of state. >> real quickly, t"the washingtn post" and other news organizations coming out that mattis is the pick and we've been reporting he has to get over this hurdle. no announcement until next week. how much do you think this has to do with not stepping on the job's story today that they
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really wanted to get out and about on the carrier issue? >> reporter: clearly there's a timing thing here going on and i was told by a senior source earlier today that they want to pace this out. they don't want do get the secretary of defense out this week or the secretary of state out this week either, but there also is this idea that between now and the time that they want to make that announcement about both the secretary of defense and the secretary of state there are little things that could go wrong and they always do in a transition and things could change and that according to a transition source i talked to earlier you don't want to get too far out over this one. brett. >> john, thank you. let's find out who general mattis is. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is at the pentagon tonight. >> reporter: i learned that republicans had taken steps to write up legislation allowing them to make an exception and
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bipass a law that prevents military personnel from serving as secretary within seven years of retirement. it would be a one-time law mentioning mattis by name. we were told a short time ago that mattis has tremendous support on the hill. >> we have a draft of language that we have prepared based on the same language that was used for general marshal back in the truman administration so that's our starting point. there may be some tweaks to it, but we're pretty much ready to go with that in the house. >> reporter: neither the trump transition team or mattis himself will confirm the decision has been made. his last job was commander before he retired three years ago. he oversaw relations with 20 countries. before that he served for three years as the supreme alley commander for transformation of na
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nato. i'm told he doesn't like being called mad dog unless you're a young marine who gave him that name. during the invasion of iraq his name was chaos and he led task forces into afghanistan after 9/11. >> you go into afghanistan, guys like that ain't got no man hood anyway. >> reporter: when he met with president elect trump, general mattis reportedly told him he does not like waterboarding because frankly it doesn't work. i'm told he was not told about the cuban negotiations or iran deal when he served under the obama administration, even though iran was one of the countries for which he was responsible. general mattis was forced to retire three months early because he saw iran as a greater strategic threat than others in the administration. >> i'm told by marines who know him obviously he's blunt spoken, straightforward and as you
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mentioned in your report, but there's also this other side to him. after he retired in 2013, he got in the car and cris crossed the country to try to personally visit as many of the families of marines who died under his command as he could over a 2 1/2 week drive across the country and he wrote a hand written letter to every parent who lost a son or daughter under his command. so you don't often hear that story. >> reporter: well, that's the kind of guy he is and already mor mor morale here in the building upon hearing he might be the commander it's rising. he made it a point to stop in tonga to thank them because they had the largest number of securities guards guarding the green zone.
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that's the kind of guy he is. >> all right. more on this with the panel. jennifer, thank you. president obama is supporting a requirement that women register for the military draft. the administration has been deliberating for roughly a year about whether to back this change. a white house spokesman said because previous barriers are being removed it makes sense for women to be required to register for the draft, but he says the obama administration remains committed to an all volunteer military. the defense bill which the house will debate tomorrow still prohibits the draft for women, but they will study it. let's take a closer look now at that carrier deal that was mentioned in john robert's report. >> it's a thought and feeling that you know for a fact they're going to be able to provide and help take care of mom. >> reporter: this man is one of hundreds of workers at the carrier plant in indiana who
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learned his job was saved. a few months ago we spoke with mark after carrier announced it was moving his job to mexico. >> it was devastating. i didn't know what to think. you have 15 emotions going on at once. anger, shock, like wow. what are we gonna do now? >> reporter: the trump transition team has helped negotiate a deal between carry and indiana keeping hundreds of these jobs here. >> these companies aren't going to be leaving anymore. they're not going to be taking people's hearts out. >> reporter: carrier says it is preserving more than 1,000 jobs in indiana and will spend $16 million to maintain manufacturing in the state. in exchange the company says indiana will give it $7 million in tax incentives over the next decade. in february carrier said it would move 1,400 jobs to mexico. the company is blaming federal regulations on the move. the wall street journal reports the agreement with indiana and the trump administration
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protects 800 jobs here and covers an additional 300 research and headquarters jobs in indiana, however the paper reports the company had no plans to move those jobs to mexico. the journal reports that carrier plans to move 600 jobs to mexico and will close another facility in huntington, indiana sending 700 jobs to mexico. >> he picked up the phone and he made the case for america. and carrier decided to bet on a brighter future for the american people. >> reporter: critics claim the deal with prompt other companies to threaten moves. bernie sanders says in essence united technologies took trump hostage and won. for mark he says his life can continue with a good job and steady paycheck. >> i'm not gonna buy a new truck, i'm going to fix the old one. >> reporter: carrier acknowledges this deal may only
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represent aolution for american workers who face a powerful dynamic of a move towards automation and finding cheaper labor in other countries. >> rich, thank you. one of the few things candidates donald trump and hillary clinton agreed on, the need to rebuild america's infrastructure. chief national correspondent ed henry reports on president elect trump's plan to make riding in planes, trains, and automobiles safer. >> reporter: donald trump's economic team is promising to create 20 million new jobs by pushing legislation that would lower the tax to 10% for companies like apple that are willing to repratt rhee on the profits from overseas. >> we think there's going to be hundreds of billions if not trillions of dollars that's going to come can ba and that's going to create infrastructure and create jobs. >> reporter: nominating elaine
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chow as transportation secretary may soothe passage of mr. trump's infrastructure plan. >> i think we can see a 2% improvement over the next five to ten years if these plans are put in effect. if we can cut the cost of goods, materials and service by moving them more efficiently, that's money in our pockets and that will reduce prices not increase them. >> reporter: except conservatives have heard this tune before from president obama. >> shovel ready projects. >> reporter: who later admitted his massive $831 billion stimulus bill did not pan out as promised. >> shovel ready was not as shovel ready as we expected. >> reporter: during the first presidential debate mr. trump suggested he was okay with further running up the national debt to pay for it. >> it's one thing to have debt and our roads and bridges are good and everything's in great
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shape. >> reporter: mr. trump's commerce secretary designate will bur ross insisted they're looking at plans to make sure that debt does not further balloon. >> taxes on the wages of the people completing the infrastructure and the companies building it will more than offset the tax credits to investors. >> reporter: experts on rebuilding america's infrastructure say it's not just going to take billions of dollars, this will be trillions in new spending, which is real money. >> yes, it is. thank you. the president elect is not the only one hustling toward inauguration day. the current commander in chief appears to be trying to leave as much of a regulatory footprint as possible. james rossen shows us how. >> reporter: president elect trump said the biggest president in his experience as a politician thus far is his dorv discovery that business leaders
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are more apartmet to cite regulations. >> 53 regulations effect this plant, massively expensive and probably none of them amount to anything. >> reporter: in fact the executive branch is on pace to enact more than 3,700 rules and regulations this year exhibit a new record with the federal register on pace to exceed 87,000 pages also a record. the white house said president obama's directive to review red tape issued in 2011 has purged more regulations and saved americans $37 billion. >> the work being done in this administration is not going to be characterized by a last minute rush on the way out the door. i think what it will be characterized by is a continuous and persistent effort to complete the work that's already been started.
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>> reporter: items currently in the pipeline range from community college debt forgiveness to the number of engineers required on freight trains. >> i will formulate a role that says for every one new regulation two old regulations must be eliminated. so important. >> reporter: the white house voiced skepticism. >> that's the kind of thing that i think sounds good on the campaign trail but may be more complicated when you implement it. >> reporter: congress will have an option to reject rules and regulations enacted since june, but many regulations can be nullified through executive action, nonenforcement and other means. >> you know the regulations are going to be rolled back. you know that's going to be the case with financial regulation. trump is definitely going after epa regulations and other rules that have come out over the past year from the energy department. all that can be frozen. >> reporter: a study released this week found that recent epa
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rules on heavy trucks pushed the total regulatory price tag over the next ten years over the 1 trillion mark and accounting that will require every man, women and child to cough up $3,008 a piece to satisfy it. that also is real money. >> thank you. the senate has unanimously passed a ten year extension to a law that allows the u.s. to impose penalties on companies that do business with iran. the housed already approved it. the president is expected to sign it. the administration has said in the past the bill would not undermine the president's legacy nuclear dealing with iran. wisconsin has begun a recount of votes in the presidential election. it's the first such recount in 16 years. it was called for as we reported by green party candidate jill stein and is supported by the hillary clinton campaign. president obama's press secretary though said today there is no indication of any
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hacking interference by the russians on voting machines. >> intelligence communities and the department of homeland security did not observe an increase in malicious cyber activity on election day from the russians that was directed at disrupting the casting or counting of ballots. >> the original count indicates that donald trump won the state of wisconsin by 22,000 votes. starbucks is making a change at the top. it says the ceo is stepping down after more than 30 years with the company. he is credited with turning around the fortunes. he will become executive cha chairman focusing on innotation and social impact opportunities. kevin johnson will take over as ceo next april. the dow gained 68 and the
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nasdaq dropped 73. up next, what was the ohio state car and knife attacker doing here in washington, d.c. over thanksgiving. we'll explain. jors considering the case of a the shooting death of unarmed motorist walter scott. this is the first full day of deliberations in that case. a man who shot and killed a ta coma police officer is killed off a long standoff with authorities. police say the man had been using two children as human shields. the officer was killed off sw d responding to a domestic dispute. the governor nominates the
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new state attorney general. he says he could not pass up the chance to serve in his home state of california. he has been in the house since 1992. we'll be right back.
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heavy rains and storms in the southeast have helped crews battling whiildfires in the regn but they have exacted a toll on people and property. at least 13 tornados have been confirmed in laalabama, louisia and tennessee. five people have been killed and at least a dozen more have been injured. evacuated residents from tennessee are waiting for permission to return to their
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homes. the death toll there has risen to ten. tennessee officials say they are making progress searching for survivors. the national park service said the fires were likely caused by people. we are learning more tonight about the student who used his car and knife to attack people at ohio state university monday and a mysterious trip here to the nation's capital. >> reporter: a law enforcement source confirms that the ohio state suspect traveled to washington, d.c. late last week and this is now a central focus of the fbi investigation into his motive for monday's attack. the source said he made the 6 1/2 trip by car arriving late on november 24th, thanksgiving day and then left on the 25th. fox news has learned he had no family members or known associates in the d.c. area. fbi agents are seeking the necessary court approvals to get his phone records that will help
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nail down where he went and whether he was contacted by anyone else. early friday morning he bought several items at a d.c. home depot reportedly to include a knife and investigators say he bought a knife at walmart monday morning a few hours before the attack and they want to confirm what weapon was used to injure 11 people. homeland security urged mr. trump to strengthen engagement with diverse groups countering violent extremism. >> in my judgment our cbe mission must continue into the next administration and that this is not a matter of politics. this just makes common sense for homeland security. >> reporter: the ohio suspect was among a small tight knit group of refugees who lived in pakistan. in 2014 he immigrated to the u.s. with his mother and
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siblings. the fbi are looking into his stay in pakistan within the rek chairman of the house homeland security committee says the case shows the relevance of extreme vetting, a concept promoted by the president elect. >> i think when you look at immigration differently coming from these high threat areas we need a higher threshold of investigation and review and vetting before we let these individuals into the united states. >> reporter: in the last year online propaganda has played a significant role in four major domestic plots killing 63 people from san bernardino california to orlando's pulse nightclub and the new jersey bomber and now ohio. the evidence suggests that the radical teachings of a cleric killed in 2011 in a drone strike is a stepping stone to the united states call for violence here at home. president obama says he will not press the issue of
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legalizing marijuana on his final weeks on the job, but he is in favor of better regulation. the president who has talked about and written smoking pot as a kid made the comments during an interview with rolling stone magazine. >> reporter: it's a patch work. that's how president obama's has described the nation's convoluted marijuana laws telling rolling ston magazine it is untenable over the long term for the justice department or dea to be enforcing a patchwork of laws. while coming short of calling for legalization the president easy concerns have been heightened by a state law legalizing marijuana use. in november some states legalized marijuana use. while on the medical side voters in florida, north dakota and arkansas all approved medical
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marijuana issuetives. some have argued the states are rushing to cash in on tax revenue. >> what we are seeing unfortunately is an influx of organized crime. there is an opportunity to hide behind what is a legal system now and grow essentially in plain sight. >> that's something that i think the next administration is going to have to grapple with and certainly law enforcement officers in the next administration. >> reporter: president elect trump thinks the states should decide the marijuana issue. >> the marijuana thing is such a big thing. i think medical should happen, right, don't we agree? i think so. >> reporter: the public has grown more tolerant of its legal use. asked in october if marijuana should be made legal or not, 60% of americans said yes up from 12% back in 1969. just how president elect trump handles the issue could have wide ranging implications on
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everything from law enforcement to public health to the economy. opponents of lax marijuana law enforcement hope mr. trump's nomination of jeff sessions will act against the rolling tide of legalization. he has been a critic to the legalization that we have seen across the country. it is illegal at the federal level to say nothing of the fact it's trafficking continues to contribute to violent crime along the u.s./mexican boarder. >> kevin, thank you. in international news, france's president says he knows he does not have enough support to win reelection next year so he says he will not run. he made the announcement today saying he was stepping aside to his socialist party would have a better chance of holding on to power. whoever is nominated will face the former prime minister next spring. turkey's foreign minister
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says his country and russia want a cease fire in syria but the turks are supporting rebels. both countries say they're fighting terrorists. there are major concerns about the humanitarian effects around the city of aleppo. it is slow going for the iraq army in its effort to recapture mosul. we learn perhaps even slower than we thought. >> reporter: more than six weeks to get isis out of the iraqi city of mosul and the fighting is not looking easier. 20% of mosul so far has been freed by iraqi forces backed by u.s. air strikes and support according to the u.s. coalition spokesman in baghdad. >> the iraqi security forces are working very hard to get this done, but they're up against an ene enemy, very dangerous fighting in the streets. >> reporter: the residents of mosul thought to be in the city,
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some are being executed by isis and many more are being used as human shields and they are suffering. along with shortages of food and medicine, clashes have knocked out clean drinking water for over 500,000. >> we have no water or electricity. we've not had water for almost 20 days. >> reporter: 75,000 have in fact fled the fighting in mosul. some officials now regretting the decision to tell residents there to remain in their homes during the battle. >> translator: we are facing a humanitarian catastrophe if the problem is not solved. >> reporter: as the casualties are mounting it brings an urgency to get the job done. key brings in the city are cut off as forces move in from the northwest and south. the number of car bombs are down and the number of casualties are up. >> reporter: they have comple
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completely encircled the city from all sides. there is no egress for the enemy so they are going to be destroyed in place. >> reporter: how long would it take to get isis out of mosul. it could take several months, maybe bloody months. >> thank you. an unmanned russian cargo ship bringing supplies to the international space station broke up in the atmosphere shortly after liftoff today. it's the second botched launch in two years. the loss of supplies will not have an impact on the crew. a power 11 arrest ro naut is in stable condition after bei becoming ill at the south pole. he is 86 years old.
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he was the second man to walk on the moon in 196 9. donald trump has made the decision, it's closing in, official decision probably in days on his pentagon chief. we'll talk about the man in line with the panel after a break.
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general mattis yesterday was an incredible man. i mean he is another person that brings all americans together no matter who you are. you look at general mattis and you say to yourself holly smokes this guy's a leader. i can tell you one thing that president elect trump has winners and leaders and certainly general mattis is that all in one. >> reince priebus talking about general james mattis. we are told that an official announcement about the defense secretary and mattis being the choice could come as soon as
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monday. however, officially from the campaign tonight they are not confirming that. james mattis is a retired marine general, served 44 years in the u.s. military, retired his command in 2013. has a lot of active duty under his belt. he also has blunt spoken straightforward language that sometimes puts some administration officials on their heels and he was at odds with the obama administration over iran specifically and u.s. troop withdrawals in the middle east. one of the hiccups or hurdles that we're being told by the administration is about this waver because he retired in 2013, there is a law that goes back to 1947 that says military men anyone in the military has to have seven years before they take an administration job. however, shannon kofen writes
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this law means that congress will have to enact a statutory exemption. no additional military men to that office shall be approved. it is almost certainly unconstitutional. the constitution vests the president with the sole authority to nominate officers of his choosing. the only limitation that prevents a member of congress from serving in any office of the united states. that gives you the back and forth on this. let's bring in our panelist. jew we'll get to the logistics of this statute, but what about mattis and this potential
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choice? >> it's hard to imagine somebody who would be received more enthusiastically by the military than james mattis. the marines who served for him love him and speak highly of him. he's done so much reading and arguably in the u.s. military has done more reading than mattis has. he has a famous letter he wrote about the importance of reading before you head into battle. it went viral. it's been a big deal. you described the potential obstacle of the exemption in the correct terms. it's not really an obstacle. if it's a hurdle, it's a one-foot high hurdle. john mccain has indicated he's willing to do. they're looking at language that would do the exemption. i'm told they are not looking at it because they've been instructed to do so by the trump campaign, but everybody
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understands this is in effect donald trump's choice. >> one of the reasons we think that maybe the transition is very quiet on all of this is because they love the story of the carrier story today which we're going to talk about in the next panel, but what does this choice say about president elect donald trump in your mind? >> the transition needs to stop making so much progress clearly because they're stopping on really good news and they're making so much fast progress on picking these nominees. i think it's interesting you had mike flynn who also needed a waver to be nominated to be secretary of defense who was forced out of the obama administration. he is going in as national securely advisor, now you have another military man who will have to get a waver who was forced out of early retirement because of the iran deal. i think what it tells you about donald trump the first thing is that any age is acceptable. there was this thing about these new administrations and what we're seeing is that he wants
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people with long and extensive experience to be part of his administration. i think that's great. >> i want to get the natural sound of the meeting there outside when he met with mattis. i think this pick pompeo this is not good for you. >> i think it's important for someone like donald trump who for all of his business skills and all of his connections that he's been able to make with voters comes into the presidency without any significant foreign policy experience. he's going to need people around him. things happen when you're president around the world that you just can't predict and he's going to need people who have experience on these issues, have experience making decisions quickly. mattis is one of those people and as steven said i think he is going to be widely accepted not just by the rank and file, but also law enforcemenmakers from
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parties on the hill. >> the list that we have now mitt romney, rudy giuliani, senator bob corker, david petraeus and john bolton. there's some indication that trump may be trying to get to romney but he's getting a lot of pushback. >> we've never quite seen anything like this, sort of the public back and forth, the president deciding in a very open way through all kinds of theateral moment. there is going to be a personal decision. i think trump is looking to see if he can form a personal connection with romney, but i can i say one thing about mattis? >> sure. >> it's good to have a military
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man and it's good to have a military man that's known as mad dog. let's say you're trying to send a message, i think you want to send a message that says something like if you don't stop within 48 hours, i may have to turn the matter over to mad dog translated afterwards. i think that can be quite useful. nixon used the crazy factor. the russians were afraid he could push a button and he would go over the top when he went to nuclear alert during the war of '73. good to have a mad dog on your side especially one with his strategic knowledge and range and tactical operational experience. that's very rare and would serve extremely useful in the cabinet. >> the thing about mattis is that he's known and respected for so many reasons. one is that he's known as the mad dog. he's blunt. when the never trumpers were
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looking for somebody to recruit to be an intellectual donald trump we turned to james mattis. >> we did a piece about it. >> he thought about it, but decided against it. he has that intellectual side, but he has this softer side. after he left the marine corps he took this road trip across the country which he stopped and visited as many gold star families the marines who were killed in battle fighting under him to visit their families. a solo road trip across the country. you don't hear about that very much. he went to great lengths to have that not become a media story. >> in the meantime we're hearing that the president elect is considering a senator from west virginia for energy. a democrat from coal country. what about that move. >> i think it's great. we have a lot of democrats that are looking at the map in 2018.
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we're going to have rough shredding in their states and joe i bthink would fit perfectl on questions of climate change, exploration and the environment. i was thinking about what steve talked about with mad dog reading a lot about the state department, maybe we'll have lap dog over there with mitt romney. >> what do you think is behind the newt gingrich, kellyanne conway. are they given a leash to express frustration. >> the one thing we know about the process that donald trump runs is he wants his advisors to be voicing their opinion. he likes to see this play out whether it's in private or public. he sent this message and kellyanne conway and newt gingrich firmly believe that all of the things that we have seen from donald trump since the election, including softening on some of the positions, the thing
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that would anger his supporters most is putting mitt romney in the cabinet which is amazing, but they think it would be an afront to the people who look at him as someone who will shake up washington, that would be unacceptable. >> john bolton meets at trump tower tomorrow. the president elect hits the ground running, a big win at carrier. [vo] quickbooks introduces jeanette
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thanks to the initiative and the leadership of president-elect donald trump, carrier has decided to stay and grow right here in america. >> companies are not going it leave the united states
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anymore without consequences. we're going to have a lot of phone calls made to companies when they say they are thinking about leaving this country because they are not leaving this country. >> mr. trump would have to make 804 more announcements just like that to equal the standard of jobs in the manufacturing sector that were created in this country under president obama's watch. >> second day for that point from the white house, trying it number two. the deals for this carrier deal, the carrier corporation is going to maintain its gas furnace manufacturing operations in indianapolis. 1069 high wage jobs. carrier is ininvestigating $16 million to keep these jobs going. state of indiana will give them $7 million essentially in tax breaks. but there are said to be performance based -- in other words, they have to have some people working. all incentive deals offered by the state are
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conditional, anticipated average wage of retained job $30.91 an hour. total payroll $68,729,000. okay. matt, what about this? >> some people don't like the idea that the jobs stay here because the state government gives them these tax abatements. i think that's a silly charge. that's just the way the game is played now at the state and local level. the states are competing to hold on to jobs. >> look at rick perry in texas. that's what he did all the time. >> smart way to do it. juxtapose with barack obama. i love what they are saying 800 and some odd what obama that did. what obama did yesterday put a million jobs at risk by their failure to allow the e.p.a. to modify fuel economy standards when we did a 10-year window on fuel economy standards. what that decision alone did yesterday could put 1 million u.s. jobs at risk. and so the difference between the obama administration and the environmental he want extremism and what donald trump is doing showing
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charlie hustle on saving jobs is important to the american people. >> look at the trend especially in the rust belt state, it is pretty stark. the falloff in 2008 obviously it really does not come back. >> it doesn't. look, a thousand jobs in indiana for carrier is great news for people who are keeping their jobs and for their families, obviously. it is a small dent in this larger problem that we're seeing. one thing i will say is that there is a feeder to the presidency that is really important. it's part of the job. how you make people feel about what's happening as opposed to the actual decisions themselves. i think trump understands that he knows that a thousand jobs don't fix this overall problem. aren't going to save other jobs in other states. he knows it's important for him to be there promoting this. i think you will see this a lot throughout his presidency. >> i thought josh earnest was really looking somewhat pathetic trying to pit his president against trump. for all of what he said about obama. trump has done this while not even in office. so that's a big difference.
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but, look, it was a theatrical stroke. he saved the jobs. did he something he said he would do. yes, of course it's a kind of a prescribe the state giving $7 million. at a deeper level says something. republicans and conservatives in general are going to have to understand that if they are going to deal with the inequities of trade and trade overall is a good thing but that's overall. if they are going to deal with the losers. people who lose their jobs and their status and everything, they're going to have to break some economic rules. some of the economic that they have been hanging on to. and if that means state subsidies or means direct subsidy for the worker or for the factory, it's going to have to be done. that's the only way they are going to hold onto the working class to supported trump. and it would be the right thing to do. >> he is obviously also promising a different corporate environment with
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lower corporate taxes, regulations as we just talked about being stripped back. the blue collar billionaire thing, this is 15 year employee from carrier. >> you are not even the actual president of the united states yet. you are president-elect. but you have done more in your first three weeks of being elected than the last, you know, the current administration has done in the last nine months for us. >> i mean, it resonates. i mean, whatever you think. >> i would love to see josh earnest watch that clip. he would be so angry watching that guy make that argument. >> he would make the point that he has to go 804 more times. >> exactly. look, i mean, this is good. it's a political win for trump and julia is exactly right. when you are trying to sell a story that you are here to make america great again that these jobs aren't leaving. you are the guy going to encould them here. this is a good part of that story for donald trump and you are trying to sell that narrative. this should cause people who are proponents of limited government some pause. you don't want the federal
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government. you don't want the white house, whether he is actual president or president-elect to be spending his time negotiating these kinds of deals all across the country. >> they are on the rise. >> let me actually finish my point. the problem with this is what charles calls shilless. this is what adam smith was arguing about. the benefits of trade. and when the president of the united states says we will not allow companies to leave the country without consequences. if he has the power to do that, what else does he have the power to do? >> is what president obama had to do sit in the oval office with a pen and a phone and destroy jobs after jobs jobs and jobs manufacturing sector left and righ because of environment nice to see the president do the opposite. >> conservatives have to
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accept the fact accept for equity. lose in the country. ed in the end it's worth it to create social peace. that's what the model is here. >> this panel will continue. panel to come i'm sure. more on a christmas suspect apprehen
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finally tonight almost all of us have a long holiday list of shopping to do this time of year. this guy does too, a beaver who is trying to save a buck, apparently. the maryland dollar store
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did not appear satisfied with his decoration aisle. st. mary's county sheriff's department was called in to apprehend this small suspect who went straight for the artificial trees. angry shopper thrashed a couple of boxes and attempted to flee the scene. he has since been released to a wildlife center. that is it for us tonight. fair balanced and unafraid. we leave you tonight other christmas tree news, president obama and the first lady led their official national christmas tree lighting this evening ceremony is an american tradition for nearly 100 years. >> merry christmas, everybody. ♪ ♪ >> it is friday december 1st. donald trump making a surprise announcement about who will leave tlead the pentagon. >> we are going to appoint mad
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dog madaus as our secretary of defense. we are not announcing it until monday, so don't tell anybody. >> the new plans and promises in the thank you tour. >> the fixer upper comes under fire for their fate. >> the gains are being pressured because they simply attend a church. we knew we had to visit them. >> the mass of defense as chip gains is speaking out for the first time. >> two worlds colliding for a breakfast revolution. >> how pop-tarts and dunkin' doughnuts created a flavor
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sensation. >> sun not quite up here in new york city. good morning. you are watching "fox & friends first." i am abby huntsman. >> i am heather childers. thank you for starting your friday beginning this weekend. president elect donald trump naming general mad dog maddox as his nominee for secretary of defense. >> the surprise news coming with more surprise news today. the new appointment and really only the way mr. trump could do it. >> if you close your eyes for a second it felt like the 2016 campaign was

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