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let's keep the conversation going. log on to our facebook page and use the #keep talking. >> thanks for joining us here. f"fox and friends" starts right now. bye bye. a fox news alert. sources confirm president-elect donald trump will nominate exxon-mobil ceo rex tillerson as the secretary of state. >> that official announcement expected to become official over the next couple of days. >> that's right. kristin fisher is live to dive into this from washington, d.c. about also not only who he is but what about the heavy criticism tillerson is facing. hey, kristin. >> can you believe it. good morning. this criticism is coming from republicans and democrats. they argued that for a secretary of state to be this close to russian president vladimir putin would be bad for the united states. >> it's a matter of concern for me that he has such a close personal relationship with
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vladimir putin. >> i am concerned about his relationship with russia. we want to make sure that the secretary of state is a person who represents america. >> what those senators see as a disadvantage mr. trump sees as a positive. he likes that rex tillerson is a businessman, the ceo of exxon-mobil who has done massive deals in russia. listen to what reince priebus said yesterday. >> the fact that he actually has a relationship with people like vladimir putin and others across the globe, it's something that shouldn't be embarrassed by. it's something that i think could be a huge advantage to the united states. >> today mr. trump will be meeting with carly fiorina and rick santorum. he'll be meeting with raul labrador and jo manchin. another busy day for the president-elect. don't expect an announcement
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today. that should come sometime over the next few days. >> stay tuned. >> thank you very much kristin fisher. you're wondering who he was and who would suggest him. as it turns out, donald trump had a conversation actually two of them with former secretary of state connie rice and robert gates. who did they suggest? they suggested that guy right there. 64-year-old rex tillerson who spent his entire adult career at exxon-mobil >> he's like donald trump in the fact that a lot of donald trump voters -- he started as an engineer there in 1975. has will f been there all of this time. people like that american story. plus he's running the largest oil company in the world. he does have relationships with heads of state. he has relationships with people who are running all different countries, six different continents. has a lot of experience. >> we have a vetting process. everybody wants to find out of
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more, even his biggest defenders and biggest critics. can he go to bat for us like he did exxon. is he going to keep that russian friendship award more than he worries about america. if he has the right answers, he'll get the green light. if he doesn't, he probably shouldn't. let's listen to what donald trump said about his finalist for the position. >> let me ask you about rex tillerson. >> okay. >> head of exxon-mobil. whf why does a business executive make sense as the chief diplomat? >> he's much more than a business executive. he's a world-class player. he's in charge much, i guess, the largest company in the world. he's in charge of an oil company that's pretty much double the size of his next nearest competitor. it's a company that's been unbelievably managed. to me, a great advantage is he knows many of the players. he knows them well. he does massive deals in russia. he does massive deals for the
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company. not -- >> i have tremendous respect for him. he's a world-class player. >> absolutely. >> so why on earth would mr. tillerson be against those sanctions that the united states slapped on russia. keep in mind, it was a couple of years ago after what was going on in crimea and the complex with the ukraine. keep in mind exxon-mobil had business dealings over there, right? according to the "wall street journal" this morning, in 2014, exxon said that those particular sanctions were costing exxon-mobil a billion dollars a year. so if you're the guy running that company and some government law is keeping you from a billion dollars a year, you're going to be unhappy with that. >> would you completely explain that sample. >> do you understand that we can't have russia invading another country and are you going to think twice before you put sanctions on russia if it knows some of your friends will
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be hurt and maybe 401(k)'s will be hurt? >> couldn't it be helpful that he has relationships with other leaders in other countries? it could help us when we're negotiating. we don't want to rely on other countries when it comes to oil. >> i'm pretty sure we got the oil down. you're right, ainsley, 100%. if you know the leader of yemen and know the players in war-torn nations. by the way, he goes to the worse of the worse. >> because they have oil. >> my feeling is this. are you willing to go to bat the. you got to ask the billionaires and the successful people in the cabinet. are you going to fight for us the way you fought for personal wemt, whether it's goldman sachs or anybody else. if that answer is correct during the hearings, game on. >> when you're the ceo, you try to make as much money as possible. it will be interesting, at this point so far, no senate republicans have said they would vote against him. over the weekend on saturday, bob corker, senator from
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tennessee, said that mr. tillerson is a very impressive individual. >> let's talk about the other big theme. it was almost comical why everybody suddenly realized there was a hacking going on when it came to the 2015-16 election. everyone is focused on russia. does the cia, they say 17 agencies have concluded, "the new york times," that russia was behind the hack of the dnc and john podesta's e-mails. >> everyone is wondering had they proven it. >> that became the squabble over the weekend because the cia talked to the two lefty newspapers and said we're pretty sure it was russia. then the fbi, they talked to them the next day and they said we have no evidence that it was russia. when donald trump the president-elect sat down with chris wallace on saturday for knocks news sunday, he was is asked about this. and the whole russia helped me win the election, that's
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baloney. >> listen. >> i think it's ridiculous. i think it's another excuse. i don't believe it. i don't know why. i think it's -- they talked about all sorts of things. every week it's another excuse. we had a massive landslide victory as you know in the electoral college. i guess the final numbers are 306 and she's down to a very low number. no. dwrobl that at all. i think the democrats are putting it out because of nat -- frankly, i think they're putting it out. we got to get back to making america great again, which is what we're going to do. >> among the republicans who said it would happen, was mccain, peter king as well as dpef on nunez who said yeah, russia is behind it. our security is terrible. we got to focus on t if you're donald trump, the minute he wins, there's protests in the
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street, then a massive recount. then people say no, no, it's fake news. now you're saying it's russia. he's saying i got 300-plus electoral votes. understand i won because the people wanted me more. people are saying move on but sources at the "washington post." what happened is russia hacked into the dnc and rnc e-mails and decided to only release what's in the dnc e-mails. >> the rnc says they'll never hack. >> james comey said there's no way to tell. >> here's the thing. a company called outstrike. a security company detected the hackers inside the dps. saw them while it was hack. guck leave behind little footprints that would indicate who did the hacking. some of the stuff left including
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things that the russians used. if another country or bad actors wanted to make it look like the russians, you leave that behind. that's kind of what former u.s. ambassador john bolton who could be number two at state just said yesterday. >> you have to know the facts here. it's not at all clear to me, just this from the outside that this hanging into the dnc and the rnc computers was not a false flag operation. let's remember what fbi director james comey said dealing with hillary's home brewer server. he said we found no direct evidence of foreign intelligence service penetration. but given the nature of this, we didn't expect to. a sophisticated foreign intelligence service wouldn't leave cyber fingerprints, yet they did. the question that has to be asked why did the russians run a
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smart intelligence services through her servers and the dumb intelligence through -- >> somebody left fingerprints that made it look like russia? if you're russia, are you going to leave fingerprints that make it look like you? >> when hillary clinton was under investigation, they said it was no way to tell. yet with donald trump, oh, it was. >> for the democrats who say i really gopt to get to the bottom of this, why weren't you as curious when they used a private service in westchester county? you weren't as curious when there was an investigation there. now you have a different attitude. if russia -- overall, the message is cyber security should be a primary target for our government. >> how about the dnc trying to do this within their own party. remember when they were releasing the questions. donna pra zil was releasing the questions beforehand. >> we have no information that any of this stuff is true.
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jewel yap assange whop would know where the source was would say it was not the russian hacker. it was a leak, not a hack. there's a difference. we have reason to believe he would not accept a deputy position. heather nauert is here with the latest news. >> how was your weekend? how was the game? >> it was fantastic. navy lost but a great game played by all. look forward to hearing about your weekends as well. hope you're off to a great day. begin with extreme weather. snow, sleet and plunging temperatures already wreaking havoc on the northeast as mother nature unleashes her fury at least on the midwest so far. the winter weather creating a near catastrophe. the delta flight packed with 70 passengers skidding off the runway as it landed on sunday. watch. >> good job keeping everyone calm and got us off the plane in an orderly fashion.
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>> several inches of snow created a nightmare. the average wait time at o'hare airport is 90 minutes. a fox news alert, a wave of terror striking three major cities leaving scores of innocent people dead. in cairo, egypt, a bomb tearing through the city's main coptic christian church killing 25 people. many victims women and children. in somalia, a car bomb exploding outside a port killing 20 people. in turkey, kurdish fighters claiming responsibility for two deadly attacks in istanbul. mostly police officers are dead. more than 100 others injured. back here at home, a live look at the white house this morning where one major democrat may already be staking his claim to 2020. >> look, age could be very much an issue. it may not be. depends on the state of my health and the health of whomever is running.
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>> well, a one-time front-runner for the 2016 nomination, he turned down a chance to succeed president obama. but when asked about his role over the next four years, president vice president says i'm not going anywhere. those are your headlines. a lot going on. >> joe biden was barack obama's first choice, second was elizabeth warren, third was hillary clinton. >> he could have won. >> thank you, heather. coming up straight ahead, the left wing media hammering president-elect trump's decision not to get daily intel briefings. didn't president obama do the same thing? >> different cases according to reports. the side of the story you will probably not here more than likely. >> protecting kids from date cases ziechlgts wait until you ear what two students are doing.
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>> is there skepticism. >> first of all, these are very good people giving me the briefings. i said, if something should change from this point, immediately call me. i am available on one minute's notice. >> many in the press in panic mode over president-elect trump's decision to accept intelligence reports maybe once a week on a need to know basis. how quick necessity forget that president obama did kind of the same thing. christopher bedford is here. your reaction to donald trump's statement. >> i think it's fun to see the newfound concern amongst the media. they've been in a panic mode since basically election day when they suddenly realized this was not going the way they had anticipated with hillary clinton. now they're worried about donald trump's relationship with the cia. that it leads to mistrust. they're very worried about that. president barack obama when he came into office, his deputies called waterboarding torture.
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eric holder called for prosecution of agents. that's coming in with a bad relationship with the cia. so far donald trump and the cia's relationship is not -- i think the press is overblowing this dramatically. >> less frequent intelligence briefings. i get it when i need it. trump says i'm a smart person. don't need intelligence briefings every single day. in particular, every president has his own set of challenges judging by the timeline. how did bill clinton like it. >> he worked with the cia. some of the closer ones, president nixon was the first one to get daily presidential briefings or to get them offered. he declined them. he had them deliver them written. once he came into office, it turned out that he hadn't even opened them. jimmy carter had a terrible reels ship with the cia, of course. as we saw america on retreat in foreign policy. hillary clinton had a terrible relationship with intel agents
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over blaming them for benghazi, over her poor security clearances. agents who i talked to, they may be worried about donald trump. but they didn't dislike him like they disliked hillary clinton. >> james woolsey who came over was the cia director for bill clinton and never met with him face to face. but george bush met every single morning before anything got to anything else. because mike more rel did the personal briefings sniemgt that's absolutely wild. president barack obama was hit routinely by the right wing press and almost never by the "washington post" for not wanting to meet with intelligence agents. not trying to meet with the generals in charge of iraq and afghanistan. despite he was going to rely on the intel, letting them get out of control when he wasn't meeting with people. now the "washington post" has woken up to it. >> i'm sensing a double standard. i'm not going to jump to conclusions. chris bedford.
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19,756. will we possibly hit 20,000? that's what people are wondering. >> the dow surging 28% since president-elect trump's victory more than a month ago. >> what does this mean for you and your family? here to weigh in is stuart varney >> everybody wants to know. he's got a wall street rally. what does it mean for you? if you have an ira, saving for retirement or for college, you're doing well. it also means as we approach christmas, it's a very positive christmas season. there's a mood of optimism in the air. >> what's the reason for this? >> that's very simple. number one, donald trump's policies will give us theoretically give us double the rate of growth that we've had for the last -- because he's got massive stimulus. cut taxes, pumps a ton of money into the economy.
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cut taxes for corporations. you spend on the military. that is stimulus. big time. >> he's going to deregulate two key industries, the financial industry and the energy industry. very, very good news for economic growth down the road. lastly, the man is a prointing a pro-business cabinet full of ceos, hands-on managers who get things done. >> the fact that he's saying to companies, you better not leave, you'll have a tariff. i'm going to go one-on-one with any company who is going to leave has not hurt the economy? >> business does not like being bullied like that. but business likes the idea of massive tax cuts for individuals and for business. the economy likes the idea of bringing back some of the $2 trillion that american companies have lodged overseas because of high tax rates here. >> a lot of that has to do with
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a republican congress. if you can't move it through congress, it's not going to happen. they say a majority in the house, they think this guy might be able to get it done. >> because he can get it done. can he get it through congress? it's a republican congress. probably he can. >> if we're getting close to 20,000. we may hit that. as you look at the stock market rally and a lot of people are going, we thought it was going to go down. we're all in cash and we're expos exposed. it's not a broad rally. there's one particular section of the economy that has not really been motivated. they're going to sit down with mr. trump on wednesday. >> you're talking the titans of silicon valley. apple, google, facebook did not participate in this great big rally. they did not. so donald trump actually through peter teal and -- they have invited the leaders of silicon valley, hey, you come and meet
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us on wednesday of this week and they're coming. tim cook and all the rest of them. they're going to be there. this is a clash of the titans. this is a confrontation. >> the problem is, they're going to be at hillary's christmas party, because they're big clinton supporters. do you think they can be won over? does business matter more than politics? >> they want a deal. >> of course. it's money. >> what sill done valley want is more visas so they can staff with high tech workers from overseas. donald trump wants, hey you bring back that money from overseas. you put it to work in the economy and build some iphones in america. >> will that happen? >> she can help with that. she's at stanford at the hoover institute. >> condoleeza rice. >> over on the fox business network. we'll watch you there. >> 9:00 to noon. thank you very much, brian. coming up on this monday,
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everybody is talking about secretary of state but president-elect donald trump is on the verge of another cabinet pick and the top candidate is a familiar face. >> and a good dancer. >> and a navy s.e.a.l. veteran going above and beyond to support police officers. his mission and how you can help. that's coming up next. happy birthday to bob barker. he's 93 years old. >> fantastic. >> very good. the holidays should bring joy. so why are you still putting up with complicated cash back cards? some cards limit where you earn bonus cash back to places they choose... then they change those places every few months. quicksilver keeps it simple. with quicksilver you always earn unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, everywhere.
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wfob. >> did anyone show up? >> no. good crowd. had a really good time. went for 90 minutes. rich jones was a huge help. it's our huge affiliate in jacksonville. met a lot of people. before we signed a lot of the books, it is a great town. these people are extremely special. they watch the show. they know i have two dogs. they invented the double dog walker called double doggie. they gave me this and some straps. i have two leeches -- leashes. it allows me. both my great pyrenees will not >> changes everything. >> caitlin at 13 years old can watch 220 pounds of dog. i think that's fantastic. >> they walk her. >> special thanks to everyone that showed up. i truly appreciate it. to support the book. i might move to jacksonville. it is so nice. >> warm there, too.
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>> the beaches there. >> a lot of fox supporters. >> florida state. go to some football games. >> a lot of golf. >> if you'd like more information about the double doggie. it's double doggie.com. >> that's awesome. >> very nice. 26 minutes before the stop of the hour. we're tracking extreme weather and snow, sleet and plunging temperatures. get ready to wreak havoc on the northeast after a stop in the great lakes states. >> mother nature dumped as much as 10 inches of snow on the great lake region and creating a travel nightmare. >> they say it's a catastrophe for passengers aboard this delta flight as it skid off a snowy detroit runway. dozens of cancellations and delays rolling in from major cities across the country. >> let's travel to janice dean, winter weather machine. janice, when i got up, there were about 2 inches of snow. >> did you wear your goulashes.
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>> i wore boots and put on my street shoes. >> nicely done. it's going to be a mess. it's a quick mover. but for now, millions of people are trying to travel. you can see, we've got a wintry mix of snow, freezing rain sleet and rain. we've got a changeover. winter weather advisories are posted still. we could get 6 inches of heavy snowfall for new england. but as you can see, we've got that mixture in the pink. that's going to be really dangerous. be really careful if you have to travel. taking a look at your future radar. we get rid of this system. a new system moves in. it's a weaker storm. but it is going to bring a wintry mix. the next big story that we'll be covering this week that will make headlines is the polar plunge. in some cases we could get record lows across the northeast and the great lakes. single digits heather nauert by week's end. that's what we're going to be tracking. heather back to you. >> janice, thank you. i've got a couple of headlines.
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i'll take it from you right now. do you remember this infamous moment from former texas governor rick perry? >> it's three agencies of government when i get there that are gone. commerce, education and the -- what's the third one there? let's see. the third one i can't. sorry. oops. >> that third one was the department of energy. there's good reason for him to remember that agency right now. perry is reportedly mr. trump's leading candidate for the secretary of energy. senator's joe manchin and heidi heitkamp are also in the running for that. the pick could be as early as tomorrow. a veterans body left in the shower of a florida v.a. hospital for nine hours after he had died. a shocking internal report revealing the major missteps that workers allegedly then tried to cover up. the report pointed out the blatant lack of respect for that deceased veteran who died while
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in hospice care. no one has been fired for this. this is just the latest in a series of incidents uncovering the lack of proper care and accountability at our v.a. hospitals. what a disgrace. after months of fighting, the teenager whose foot was blown off by an explosive in federal park. it's finally getting his prosthetic paid for. connor golden needed his leg amputated after he stepped on a homemade explosive back in july. united health care initially refused to pay for the prosthetic claiming confusion over his benefits. now that's been cleared up. the family said that united won't pie for his wheelchair. they're looking to find one eligible for his coverage. a group of students is taking legal action fighting for their right to free speech. grand valley state university in michigan slapped with a lawsuit accused of violating the first amendment. the students say the administration to arrest him for talking to classmates about the
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first amendment outside of two free speech zones on campus. the school denying the allegations. we'll watch the stories. brian? >> this year alone, 137 police officers have been killed in the line of duty. 62 of them by gunfire. one veteran is going above and beyond to use his small business to make the lives of the families who lost a loved one easier. >> here to share his story, former navy s.e.a.l. of strike force energy, and police officer and spokesperson for blue lives matter. thank you randy sutton for being here. >> shawn and i bonded because he has a great christmas jacket on. i love it. >> patriotism, it's red, white and blue. obviously, shows our support for the blue lives matter. tell us how this happened. >> it became -- i own another company and we were working with
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that's our goal is to unite people and the police. >> i appreciate this. because my husband is a first responder, he's fdny. this brings us all together. the uniform and what that means to serve and protect others. i appreciate that. shawn, you drank a lot of energy drinks. this stuff tastes good. >> that's correct. we're actually since january when we started the company, we've been growing at 77% month over month. 46% of our customers are coming back to become repeat customers. >> i need to try this stuff. >> it's a quick tear. >> early mornings, we need this. >> it's going to put you over the top too. if you have a choice to get energy drink and also support blue lives matter and support a veteran-owned business. >> absolutely. >> that's a killer combination for a patriotic company. >> shake and a stir. >> blue lives matter. >> it gives you 20% off your order and 10% of the order goes straight back to blue lives matter. >> i'm not lying. this tastes delicious. >> zero calories, ladies.
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this is really good. us in the morning. >> can we say this? no matter how early you go to bed, if you're doing the morning show, you got to be alert, we need a stimulus and can't be buying stuff on the street corner. we need something over-the-counter. >> it goes with you anywhere. perfect for the law enforcement officers. they're obviously working long hours. it's a healthy alternative. >> strike force energy.com. use the promo code blue matters 20 for 20% off. >> both you and randy are going to get some support in the white house starting after inauguration. >> that sounds good too. >> blue lives matter.blue to become members of our group. that's where to find the energy drink as well. >> steve and ainsley, what's next? >> thank you very much for asking, brian? >> the mainstream media wasting
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no time labeling rex tillerson a -- is this another attempt to delegitimize the -- this restaurant's complaint going viral after a customer asked for holiday music because christmas music is too offensive. the owner posting it online saying what's wrong with people? he's going to join us live straight ahead.
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cartels, militias, terrorist groups. they all need a place to park their cash and cherna is their dirty little piggy bank. we're going to insert into the country while nobody is looking. we're going to steal their money, sir? no, we are going to destroy it. we're going to finish this mission. anything we find is ours. do you want to trust a bunch of black water marks? i mean the rush, i've never felt anything like it. if we stay here we're going to die. then we die. president-elect donald trump dismissing cia reports that russia rigged the election. >> i think it's ridiculous. i think it's another excuse. i don't believe it. i think the democrats are putting it out because they suffered one of the greatest defeats in the history of politics in this country. >> so does he have a point or is
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there really a conspiracy here? joining us to debate this. the instructor for -- on the right. and former 2008 clinton campaign adviser on the left. but screen right. let's start with you. did russia help donald trump win the election? >> it certainly was the intelligence community is reporting and the idea that donald trump went from cheerleading russia to get more engaged in our election to now protecting them is outrageous. it's another example of his inability to put our national security interests above his ego. they delegitimized our election. whether you're a democrat or a republican, a libertarian, anything, we're all americans and we should all be up in arms. >> ian, the cia said they thought that russia was
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involved. but the fbi said there's no evidence to that effect. >> absolutely. i think we need to back this up a little bit. we're talking about two stridingly anti-trump publications. "the new york times" and "washington post" running with information provided by unnamed obama administration officials. the same obama administration that said if you like your health care plan you can keep it. that said isis was the jv team. you shouldn't take as gospel unnamed obama administration officials. >> where there's a firestorm of media controversy, the media is blasting rex tillerson, the guy who runs exxon-mobil as a big oil billionaire with ties to vladimir putin, the "washington post" is right there says tillerson might be the worst secretary of state on the list. all right.
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do you have a problem with him? >> yes. literally put a medal on him. the idea this is going to be the top diplomat who has made it very clear his alliance allegiance with russia coming after there being very much against the u.s. sanctions that went after russia a couple of years ago. this is another example, again of donald trump's inability to drain the swamp as he says he would, but of the unprecedented, unprecedented involvement of a foreign government not just now in our election but the access they will have in our state department is shocking. >> ian, this guy who a lot of people had not heard of until last week was recommended by condi rice and robert gates, former secretary of defense. obviously if these two vets of cabinets, probably ought to take a look at him. >> yeah.
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it's encouraging after mocking mitt romney and calling russia our number one geopolitical foe, they're starting to come around on russia. rex tillerson ran one of the biggest most successful international companies in the world. he brings an outsider's expertise and perspective to a department that's sorely lacking in that and yes, he has done deals with russia on behalf of his company. but just because they're a geo political rival doesn't mean we need to start world war i ii. when we need to check, we do that. >> need to check them now. >> we need to understand russia -- it's important. >> it's john mccain, it's -- langford. >> [ overlapping talking ]. >> one at a time. >> willing to put their country first. and instead of donald trump and i guess as well as my colleague here instead of putting our
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country first, going into the trump talking points and living in delusions and denying real y reality -- >> russia had to work -- >> take place in our electoral process, period. it's not going to change the election. but we need to investigate this. there are smart republicans saying the same thing. >> i think the senate will look into it. that's their their job. thank you very much for joining us live early on this monday morning. >> thank you, steve. >> you bet. if you are easily offended, you better plug your ears right now. ♪ have a holly jolly christmas. apparently the song you are listening to is offensive. a customer left this note at a florida diner creating a christmas controversy. they consider this christmas music offensive. ♪ say hello to friends you know and everyone you meet ♪
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>> a florida restaurant is serving up some holiday cheer by playing christmas music for their patrons but not all the customers are loving it in florida. one patron left this note on the back of the receipt. christmas music was offensive. consider playing holiday music or less religious themed. the owner posted the note on line and it is now going viral. michael lugo is the owner of michael's tasting room and he joins us live now. >> thank you for having me. >> the server gets the note on the back of the receipt and shows it to you. what was your first reaction?
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>> i was a little crazy, christmas. everyone is a credit tick about neferg you do in a restaurant business. it comes with the territory. the staff when they get notes in the back, they take to heart. they brought it to me. when i look at it, i know we were going to be credited sized -- criticized by something service related, but now the christmas music? don't worry about it. we'll let the people take grve sh -- give opinions on like that. some people are asking us not to play it. they were coming to dinner that weekend. some people say please keep playing it. we're in the middle of nation's oldest city, sait. augustine. we embrace it. people come from all over, millions of visitors come from
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all over for the holidays and enjoy the festivities for the city. it's part of the traditions that keep getting washed away in america. >> the majority of folks that are writing on social media, what are they saying? >> they love it. i've never seen so much encouragement. our facebook feed, our emails from the restaurant, everything. people are like please keep it up. thank you for taking a stand. >> are you going to? are you going to keep it up? >> yeah, we made that decision when we put that note. to us, christmas is christmas. you know, i'm a christian, but that's not my agenda, but at the end of the day, you know, we celebrate things in america, and traditions i think that's what makes us special and from our holidays, it's what brings family together, friends, traditions, i think those are things that we keep losing when we keep forgetting about holidays. >> i know our viewers agree with you. have you seen more customers coming into your restaurant as a result? >> you know, it's a great time of year for us, this time of year, during the christmas holidays because we're pretty busy as it is, but we squeezed
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in a lot of reservations this weekend that didn't have reservations. >> michael's tasting room, st. augustine if you are in that area. thank you, michael. merry christmas. >> thank you. merry christmas. >> coming up, tucker carlson, stay with us.
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we start this morning with a fox news alert. fox sources confirming that president-elect donald trump is set to nominate that guy right there, rex tillerson as the secretary of state. >> the announcement is set to come in a couple of days we were told but critics also pouncing on the current exxon mobil ceo. >> let's say he doesn't. kristen fisher live in d.c. why are critics so fired up? >> mr. trump says he likes rex tillerson as secretary of state for the same reason that critics dislike him. he likes that he's not a career
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diplomat, and he's made deals with other countries. >> he's a world class player. he's in charge of, i guess, the largest company in the world. it's been a company that's been unbelievably managed, and to me, a great advantage is he knows many of the players. >> but republican senator john mccain and democrat ben cardin who say these are actually a disadvantage. >> it's a matter of concern to me that he has such a close personal relationship with vladimir putin. >> i am concern with his relationship with russia. we want to make sure that the secretary of state is a person who represents america. >> now, today, mr. trump will be meeting with raul labrador and west virginia senator joe
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manchin. and then also meeting with carly fiorina and rick santorum. sources close to the transition team says mr. trump has made up his mind and it's rex tillerson. let's bring in also from our nation's capital tucker carlson who joins us live. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> i was driving around on friday and i heard you tangling with the "washington post" conservative columnist jennifer reuben. she had and we're not going to play a snippet of that program, it was great. however, the next day she was actually over on msnbc and she was talking about the kinds of people who donald trump is populating his cabinet with. listen to this and then tucker's take. >> i wish i could say ben carson who didn't have experience in his area. as you mentioned tillerson, we also have terry brand stad, he's
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been the governor of iowa. and nikki haley, she's going to the u.n. does chef any foreign experience? i think what we have is ignoreramuss and a few generals. >> it's not argument. it's name calling. so rather than address the specific policies or disagreements that you have, you dismiss them as easterly immoral or even beneath addressing. i'm not going to go there. those people are disgusting, they are racist, they are dumb, they have too much money. let's move on. she never makes an affirmative case for her own beliefs and that's one of the reasons her whole wing of the republican party was swept aside at donald trump. they were good at attacking him and they weren't good at
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explaining why you ought to go along with what they think. they didn't argue on their own behalf. >> i've seen them argue each other -- their arguments sometimes go against their argument. so if you bring in somebody different, wait a second, they are not qualified. if you bring in someone who has done it before, i thought you were draining the swamp. if you bring something successful, why are you going with billionaires? because they are billionaires and they want to help the country now. >> i believe in debates and i think every candidate ought to be vetted by a smart and robust and independent press. tell me what is so wrong with rex tillerson but to dismiss out of hand it shows the laziness and rot in washington. nobody has any conversation. >> also with the "washington post," there is one unnamed source that has said that donald
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trump -- that russia helped donald trump win the election. donald trump emphatically said that is not true when he was interviewing with chris wallace yesterday. take a listen to this and we'll get your reaction. >> i think it's ridiculous. i think it's just another excuse. i don't believe it. i don't know why, and i think it's just -- they talked about all sorts of things. every week it's another excuse. we had a massive landslide victory as you know in the electoral college. i guess the final numbers now are 306 and she -- down to a very low number. no, i don't believe that at all. i think the democrats are putting it out because they suffered one of the greatest defeats in the history of politics in this country and frankly i think they are putting it out and it's ridiculous. we ought to get back to making america great again, which is what we're going to do. >> you understand his point of view here? >> i mean, look i don't understand the argument itself. i don't think anybody dismisses the idea that russia was hacking
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servers or email accounts in the united states. they have done it for years. so have the chinese. the question is did that sway the election results and if it did, how exactly? this is a sincere question. now exactly did russia throw the election for donald trump and the allegation appears to be they hacked john podesta's emails. that's not proved. let's say they did. what does that mean, it means voters have more information than they would have had, voters knew things they wouldn't have known otherwise. are they arguing that voters ought to have less information? the problem again is not fake news, it's real news. no one disputes that the wikileaks news was real. >> tucker, what did they reveal initially? it was what was going on inside the democratic party. how hillary clinton stacked the deck against bernie sanders and everyone else? >> and she wanted to use a personal server -- she could only blame herself for doing that. >> so they are arguing that
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voters should have had less information when they voted. you really want to argue that in public and ainsley your point is a good one. if you are concerned about cyber security, here you have a candidate who was putting america's secrets at risk and her own information alt risk. i'm not arguing for hacking. i would be terrified if mine can get hacked. >> steve, there's nothing ainsley could do wrong to tucker. >> that's why we have in them. >> we ask three questions, not any type of con grat u la tory statement. >> energy department employees are now getting a questionnaire on their view essentially of climate change. how do you feel about that? is that too much of an intrusion or does it tell you what donald trump's approach is? >> yeah, you would hate to want your employees to carry out the policies you were elected on. this is the most hilarious story ever.
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the idea that federal employees should not -- again -- reveal what they think, reveal what they are doing? as the democrats are fond of saying, elections have consequences. trump was elected on a certain platform. he won and now apparently they are in the process of trying to get the federal bureaucracy to do his bidding which is their job and that's somehow out of bounds. because by the way on the question of climate, this is not a policy debate and this is a religious debate. and on one side that believes any deviation is immoral. this is like a prime ma fash si --prima facie outrage. >> look, i'm a hunter and
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fisherman. i'm totally against pollution. adamantly, if you are worried about pollution. if you are worried about carbon, why is nuclear a bad idea? nobody can answer that question. pure knee jerk reaction. >> the good news for the fish is you are not a very good fisherman so a lot survive. >> see, this is why he doesn't like you. >> ainsley, you are great and i mean that. >> you are great too. >> you are great ainsley. >> so that is tucker's take and watch tucker carlson tonight 7:00 monday through friday. >> i guess if you are not doing anything else. >> and you guys too. this is a fox news alert. fox news has just learned that general john kelly has officially been nominated as donald trump's secretary in the department of homeland security. we thought this was coming and now apparently it is official. he will be nominated. >> and should he be confirmed he would be the first nonlawyer to hold that spot.
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>> another general. let's hand it over to heather. we support our military. we did this weekend. you were at the game. >> yes. over at the army-navy game. we're talking to first responders in addition to military and the work they do each and every day. fox news alert. breaking overnight, two police officers once again shot in the line of duty. this brand-new video shows the scene just outside macon, georgia, the officers serving a search warrant doing a drug raid at a home when someone inside opened fire. both officers are in stable condition and are expected to be okay. thankfully. and that suspect we're now learning is dead. this comes less than a week after two officers were shot and killed in the same state. our prayers go to their faims families. >> now to extreme weather. mother nature unleashing her fury on parts of the northeast. dumping 10 inches of snow in parts of the midwest. this is a picture from boston, snow, sleet, and arctic
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temperatures creating white-out conditions in massachusetts. the monster storm causing a near catastrophe in snowy detroit. a plane skidded off the runway. it's a nightmare for other parts of the country for nearly 2,000 flights grounded this morning. thanks but no thanks, new jersey governor chris christie reportedly refusing several roles in the trump administration because he wasn't offered attorney general. the president-elect also offered christie homeland security, an ambassadorship, but the job was given to jeff sessions. a judge in pennsylvania will decide if a recount spearheaded by jill stein can move forward in that state.
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in worcester, massachusetts. this is the second large everest -- largest city in massachusetts, when you talk about travel headaches from mother nature, this is one of the spots we focus on. it's switched over to rain and we're only dealing with a couple of inches of fallen snow and then you look at the roadways, it's the slick spots, the slush, the wetness that folks are going to have to deal with during the heart of the morning commute. that's why here in worcester and several other school districts have gone on two-hour delays. some of the areas expect even more snow have already canceled school and, of course, we'll have to keep our eye on the airport in boston at logan airport as well. the impacts that have been felt over the last couple of days surely will be felt today here in massachusetts as well. we'll keep an eye on it.
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>> people are hoping it moves out before christmas because that when it hurts when you are trying to get home and you can't. >> you got two weeks. we can work this out. >> the one thing when it slams to these used to the winter, like syracuse, chicago, and buffalo, they can handle it. it's when it hits dallas, it's a problem. >> it's when it hits our capital, washington, d.c. >> i grew up in the south. you call for snow and school cancels. >> you know why? because bret baier doesn't like the snow. >> straight ahead, president-elect donald trump. >> i think the democrats are putting it out because they suffered one of the greatest defeats in the history of politics in this country. >> has the agency been poisoned by politics? our next guest says yes. listen to this. do you hear that?
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apparently christmas music is offensive. brian, are you offended? >> right now. i can't put it into words. >> a customer leaving that note right there at a florida diner creating a carol controversy. hear from the owner coming up. >> i'll hold my ears. make it louder. ♪ anyone else in the country. and more hippopotamuses, too.
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quick headlines four, israeli benjamin netanyahu tells "60 minutes" he's ready for a new beginning with donald trump.
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>> i think his attitude is clear. he feels very warmly about the jewish state, jewish people and about jewish people and there's no question about that. >> netanyahu also says he hopes to work with the president-elect to undo the iran nuclear deal and thinks the sanctions lifted in that deal, iran is inking a nearly $17 billion contract with boeing for 80 passenger planes. this comes as mr. trump threatens to cancel an order with boeing over the price tag for the new air force one. it seems like israel has a lot more allies than it ever did before. meanwhi meanwhile, president-elect trump dismissing the charge that russian hackers helped sway the election for him. >> i think it's ridiculous. i think it's another excuse. i don't believe it. i think the democrats are putting it out because they suffered one of the greatest defeats in the history of the politics in this country. it could be russia. i really don't think it is, but who knows, i don't know either. they don't know and i don't
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know. >> you know the fbi disagrees with the cia. has the cia been poisoned by politics under john brennan's leadership and the obama administration? gary, is donald trump the president-elect off base? >> no. the president is not off base at all on this. over the weekend, you had a report -- you had an article in "new york times" and it was an op ed that quoted an unnamed source who said they believed it was a high degree of certainty that the russians were involved. well, that's not credible, first off. second off, this is the democratic party dragging the cia into a domestic political battle which is unacceptable. this damages the agency's credibility. it damages them in the eyes of the new administration coming in. john brennan should know better than to do this. another point on this is that mike morel, the former deputy director of cia was writing an article and on television
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stating that donald trump is an agent of the russians. it's complete stupidity. this was an effort to discredit donald trump during the campaign. it's shocking these guys that would do this. our agency officers 99% don't want this but their leadership is in bed with the obama administration and this is a last gasp to discredit an incoming administration. ridiculous. >> we see republicans like congressman peter king and senator john mccain and senator lindsey graham who came out and said listen we think the russians were involved and i want an investigation. here's john mccain yesterday. >> it's clear the russians interfered. whether they intended to interfere to the degree that they were trying to elect a certain candidate, i think that's subject of investigation. you can't make this issue partisan. it's too important. a fundamental of a democracy is a free and fair election.
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>> on the premise of an investigation is gary bernsen okay with that. >> the fact that russia has a thing called russian television and an arm of the government and there have been arguments these people should be registered as agents and not journalists, they can investigate and make determinations on that. but to state -- what the left has been trying to state is there has been collusion between the russians. they state that the republicans were working secretly with the russians. it's total nonsense. it's outrageous. they will find when the russia's are dealing with conservatives, conservatives defend our interests. >> remember when mitt romney brought that up. president obama said the 80s called. they want their foreign policy
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in istanbul. a bomb tearing through the coptic church in cairo and 20 people were killed in an attack in mogadishu. former cia interrogator john nixon claims that saddam hussein complained of bumps and bruises during his capture. in the final years that saddam was in power he was more concerned about writing novels than governing. he was put to death in 2006 for crimes against humanity. a veterans body left to decompose in a virginia hospital
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left -- va hospital left there for nine hours after he died. the report pointing out the blatant lack of respect of that deceased veteran who died while in hospice care. this is the latest. a real life scrooge stirring up a christmas carole controversy. the customer leaving this note in the back of a receipt in st. augustine. writing, quote, christmas music was offensive. consider playing holiday music or less religious themed. he joined ainsley earlier to explain how people are responding. >> i've never seen so much encouragement. our facebook feed, our emails from the restaurant, everything, people are like please keep it up. thank for taking a stand. >> the restaurant will keep
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playing those festive tunes. it's called michael's tasting room. check it out. >> that's a good reason to go right there. >> i'm going. >> sadly not unusual when you think of nashville, it's hard not to think of its number one attraction, the grand old opry. it takes place at its original home at theryman auditorium during the winter months. ainsley got an opportunity. >> they call it the mother church of country music. it was built for revivals, it's like people like minie pearl, dolly parton, performed. i got a tour from a special fox friend. check it out.
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♪ >> we're at the grand old opry at the ryman theater. a lot of famous have performed here. we're going to learn the history and see if we can find them in the hallway. >> the open pri's history with the ryman, it moved here in 1943, that's the time period when folks like george jones, loretta lynn, dolly parton and porter wagner, all those people made their debut and you would see them on a saturday night in downtown nashville. ♪ >> the gatlin brothers. ♪ >> this is the back door. the grand old opry at the ryman. you've been coming in this door for how many years? >> 45 years. this is right here. this first dressing room was mr.
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acuff's minnie pearl's dressing room. >> everything you know about this fine gentleman. >> you just said it. >> he's a fine gentleman. >> he's a fine gentleman. >> on top of that, he can absolutely play the bejzeres. >> there's something about blue grass music that honors the lord. it's fun, it's joyous music. it makes me happy when i play it. >> the stage is right here. >> when i had my eyes on you for such a long, long time ♪ >> every time i walk out here, i can honestly tell you i stop and i have a moment of reverence and look at this. the sound is incredible. the people are close to you, the farthest one is only 25, 30 yards back there. >> that's what makes this place special. >> it's an old church. we call it the mother church of
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country music. >> vince gill. >> i played here about 30 years ago for the first time. it was just magnificently beautiful. everybody says it's their favorite place to play and they are not kidding. >> i've never been to the grand old opry, should i be nervous? >> no, girl. they are going to eat you up. >> ms. ainsley earhardt. ainsley. [ applause ] >> thank you, thank you. hey, everyone! hello! i was looking through the program of everyone who is a member of the grand old oppose pri and i'm like oh, my gosh, this person sang a song that helped me through a high school break up and helped me through college. >> sign this for my granddaughter. for carter and this one is for campbell. my other granddaughter. on behalf of all of us at the grand old opry. we welcome ainsley earhardt.
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i love you sweetie. god bless you. >> god bless you. >> isn't shemar vels? we love her. >> thank you. >> all right. get off the stage. >> that is awesome. so here's the question. what was the song that helped you through that high school break-up? >> there were so many. i have like 5 million going on right now. >> it makes you want to break up. >> if you do break up, there's a country song that will help you through it. i promise. >> so many big stars live around nashville. that's why there are so many there. >> everyone was so nice to you and it's one great big family. >> and steve knows, you are very hard to get along. the lineup that you had, that's unbelievable lineup that you had that night. >> and vince gill and his wife
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amy grant, they performed the next night there, you can go to nashville -- you go to a bar and there are three live bands that are playing in one bar at a time. grand old opry, they do four performances every week. >> i encourage 15 par visits every time you got to nashville. >> we don't have time to do that. let's take the show on the road and go to nashville. meanwhile, here's what the mainstream media think about president-elect's pick for secretary of state. >> i wish i could say that ben carson was the only person who didn't have experience in his area, as you mentioned tillerson i think what we have are ignoreamuses and billionaires. and generals. >> a huge show still ahead.
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newt gingrich, john bolton, yeah, we're bragging.
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critics from both sides of the political aisle questioning exxon mobil ceo rex tillerson as secretary of state, apparently trump's pick. >> i am concerned about his relationship with russia. we want to make sure that the secretary of state is a person who represents america. >> it's a matter of concern to me that he has such a close personal relationship with vladimir putin and obviously they have done enormous deals together. >> some are wondering how an oil exec can be america's top diplomat but with oil as the world's bargaining chip, is that really a bad thing? joining us right now is a guy who knows tillerson well, he's the ceo of murray energy, robert murray. >> what do you make of the
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criticism that this guy, mr. tillerson, is pals with vladimir putin? because he's been doing business with russian entities. >> i think that will be a positive, steve. >> why? >> i've known mr. tillerson for about five years through the boy scouts of america and our activity there. i have followed his career since he became president of exon in 2004. he will make an outstanding secretary of state. >> okay. he was against the u.s. sanctions against russia because as i read this morning in the "wall street journal," apparently in 2014, those sanctions were costing exxon mobile a billion dollars a year. if you are the ceo, you hate to see that money go out the door. >> he will be representing the united states of america now. he is a great diplomat. he's had to be to run the 5th largest company in the world. we have had incompetents for the
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last eight years under john kerry and the secretary of state before that, hillary clinton. under barack obama. we have lost a lot of respect in the world, steve, for the country, for the united states. he will bring that back. donald trump said that he would surround himself with the very best people while he was on the campaign trail and he certainly has a mandate to do that and he is doing that. rex tillerson is one of the best choices he could ever make as secretary of state of of our country, sir. >> it's interesting. he clearly is not a politician. you say he's a diplomat. tell us something about this guy we don't know. >> well, he's produced something for society. for the last eight years, we've had political hacks in the obama administration, haven't had a job, never created a job. this man has produced a product for society. he knows how the world works.
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he is one of those who mr. trump has surrounded himself who have done something in their lives, including creating a job for someone. there are no political hacks here in this new administration, steve. >> you know, donald trump makes it very clear that he wanted to drain the swamp. so if he was going to just, you know, ask for another politician to be in the job, it would be one thing, but for this guy to bring in, you know, a titan of industry, that says something about his particular pick. he thinks this is the guy to get the job done. >> that is correct. and he will a choices, if you notice them, they are not political hacks that none of us ever heard of from the democrat party. these are people who have done something in their lives, created a product for the good of society. >> well, it's interesting because apparently this guy wound up on donald trump's radar because he in november talked to condi rice and bob gates former
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secretary of defense and they both suggested mr. tillerson because they thought he would be cabinet material. >> that is correct. and i think he will be a wonderful diplomat for the united states of america, steve. now that he will be representing our country, rather than his corporation. >> bob, before you go, i know shortly after he was elected president-elect of the united states of america, donald trump called you up on the phone. what did he say? >> he said tell your coal miners i've got their back. then he said i love you, man. >> that's great. and i'm sure he does because you helped get him the keys to air force one, so bob murray, the ceo of murray energy. thank you for joining us today from out in cleveland. >> thank you for having me. >> a real pleasure and merry christmas to you, sir. happy holidays. what does newt gingrich
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quick headlines now, the rescue edition, deputy springs into action to save a toddler's life. you can see this deputy performing cpr after a 15-month-old suddenly stops breathing in a tampa tax collectors's office. an adventure in the woods turns into a nightmare for two young boys. police and firefighters called in after the kids wandered into deep mud in maryland. one of the boys trapped into his waist when he tried to help a friend get out of the mud. neither children thankfully was hurt. that happened to brian on the golf course. we'll show you that one day. it's court tv like we have never seen before. >> you, sir, are essentially a men nas to the people of this community, driving a vehicle without a license, without registration, without insurance and you don't even understand the meaning of the concept of
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right-of-way. man up, take responsibility, and be careful on the road because we're all out there and if you are driving next to me, i'm stopping the vehicle, getting out and calling a cop. >> wow. and he was smirking at you. >> yes. >> judge judy's brain child, "hot bench" is brand -- new. >> it refers to an appellate court where the judges are prepared, engaged, and interactive and they try to use a dynamic opportunity to get at the heart of the matter. >> you talk to the person while they are standing there. >> absolutely. frankly in an appellate situation, there season the kind of traditional cross-examination and so it's the judges themselves that do the cross-examining and try -- >> how much background do you get? >> focus on the issue? on the show? >> do you get a lot of
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background. >> we get a synopsis of the complaint and the defense and we have an idea of what the issues are. >> there are three judges on the show. >> three judges which makes it very challenging because for 28 years i was a judge in the criminal courts of new york city. by myself, complete control of the outcome. now i have to use my skills in trying to persuade my colleagues on the certificate at this -- certitude of my decision. >> it's hard to work with two other people. >> well, you know. >> you know somebody in the business. judge judy. >> we met each other as young lawyers and we were adversaries. i was a criminal defense lawyer. i was assigned to represent a 12-year-old boy who was accused of murder but after speaking to young boy and doing an
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investigation, i was really persuaded that he was innocent and he was taking the weight for an older boy who was facing punishment because he wouldn't have been considered jufle. i went to my adversary, you have to look at this case, i really truly believe that my client is innocent. he's willing to take a lie detecter test. i was surprised because the prosecutor really had an open mind about this, and embraced that idea. my client passed a lie detecter test and the prosecutor's material witness failed. >> and the prosecutor was? >> judy shinelin. it cemented us into terms of friendship and a matter of respect, even though we were often on opposite sides. >> judge, do you like a judge
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see your doctor if your asthma does not improve or gets worse. ask your doctor if 24-hour breo could be a missing piece for you. see if you're eligible for 12 months free at mybreo.com. we start this morning with a fox news alert. fox sources confirming that president-elect donald trump is set to nominate that guy right there, rex tillerson as the secretary of state. >> the announcement is set to come in a couple of days. >> let's bring in newt gingrich. what's your reaction to this selection, mr. speaker? >> we've had two great announcements today. one just leaked as you said and the other general john kelly for the homeland security. these are both tremendous picks. i am very impressed with the way
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in which president-elect trump looked at a number of people, as you know, we had a little bit of an argument over mitt romney, but he looked at a lot of people for three weeks and consulted a lot of people, and i think that he has found somebody who has run a huge organization, who knows how to make deals internationally, and who in a very tough minded way can represent america, and i think that he will be very, very effective. i think tillerson really is as good a catch as you could get for the cabinet. remarkable man. >> could you explain for us and for people watching, okay, he's not a politician? he's a diplomat of sorts though because as the ceo of this great big company he's gone around the world trying to do deals with people. how would that translate into secretary of state? >> first of all, one of the things that's sick about washington is they have this really weird model if you've never done anything but been a college professor or served as a bureaucrat or been in congress
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how can we determine that you are real? when president eisenhower wanted to pick a secretary of state, he picked jon foster dulles. he spent his entire career litigating the entire world. tillerson knows the world. he hasn't been sitting at a state department bureaucracy or hanging out in a think tank. he's crisscrossing the world. growing a huge company. creating jobs, and helping the world economy. it seems to me that a guy who can do that, if he then takes all those skills and that knowledge and he applies it to representing america, making america great again, he could be absolutely the right person to be secretary of state. when you tie him in with wilbur ross at commerce and steve
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mnuchin, you actually have an economic team that knows something about the economy, might lead us to create jobs and once again be the world's economic power house. >> recommended by gates and con doll leeza rice. they recommended a business person. >> i think they look at what trump wants to focus on. and trump wants to reestablish america as the leading economy in the world. he realizes that you can't sustain $800 billion a year defs sits forever and that's going to take somebody who knows how to make economic deals. we don't need some theorytician, we don't need john kerry going from five star hotel to five star hotel and having nine course dinners with diplomats. >>s he's like the voters voted
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for donald trump, so it's -- they will probably agree with putting someone that has a similar background in this position. what about general kelly? what do you think about him? the folks who aren't familiar with his record? >> i've known general kelly since he was the marine liaison. he is an outstanding person. he is a great warrior but he's also a great intellectual. he will recently head of the southern command. his assignment was to look at all of latin america, understand what's going on down there. he will bring more integrity, more drive, more capability than we've seen so far with anybody at homeland security. this is not to diminish anybody but to say that he's one of the great americans of his generation and i have tremendous faith between he and general ma. you are getting a level of talent that is remarkable in this cabinet. >> and he understands that iran has dastardly goals in central
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and south america, he was first to point that out and sadly he lost his son in battle during the war on terror. not everybody is as optimistic and positive about the selection of donald trump. for example, supposedly conservative columnist jennifer reuben of the "washington post." >> i wish i could say that ben carson who was the only person who didn't have experience in his area, but tillerson, we have terry branstad, the governor of iowa, and nikki haley is going to the u.n. does chef any foreign policy experience? i think what we have are igno ignore -- -- ignoramuseignoramu. >> their idea of a conservative
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is someone who is far to the left of anybody you and i personally know. is second, if she wants to talk about ignoramuses, she ought to hold up a mirror. she doesn't know anything she's talking about. i recommend to all of our viewers, a wonderful article, it's called intellectual yet idiot. when you read intellectual yet idiot you'll notice that -- understand that last comment. she's a person who uses big words without any meaning because she understands nothing and the fact that the post publishes her is a comment frankly on out of touch they are. >> ben carson, he's a brain surgeon who grew up in urban housing and who goes to school and everything he does with a level of detail and intellectual fire power that i can't imagine and yet he's being ridiculed. >> think about their standard.
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all around sitting around the cocktail parties who is ben carson because he's one of the greatest neurosurgeon in the world, who is the guy tillerson because he run the biggest company in the world, and john kelly. none of these people have done the things that i have, i've actually gone to the smithsonian. >> this is the why the country repudiated washington. this is why donald trump is assembling an extraordinary power house of a cabinet. >> this leads us to our next talking point. that russia helped donald trump win the election! >> that's true. >> yeah. i mean, i read it in the paper. >> essentially true. you don't know the true story, steve. i'm trying to help you, here. >> go ahead. >> there was a kgb agent who forced hillary clinton to put all of her things on a secret
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device so that they came in with her and it was a kgb agent who made her delete 33,000 things and if only we understood how deeply the kgb was involved. the kgb has been gone for 20 years, but nonetheless, this is all insane. every single email that hurt hillary clinton was hers. every single email that hurt her team was their own writing and now they want to find somebody else to blame they lost an election they were sure they had won and it's frankly disgraceful that a president in a partisan way is weakening the intelligence services by asking his political appointees to reach some kind of judgment, and the articles are goofy. there's an a general consensus, there's a number of people that don't agree with the general consensus. what does that mean? what does that mean? >> the fbi does not agree with
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the cia. he's president-elect trump with chris wallace yesterday, taped saturday. >> i think it's ridiculous. i think it's just another excuse. i don't believe it. i don't know why, and i think it's -- they talked about all sorts of things. every week it's another excuse. we had a massive landslide victory as you know in the electoral college. i guess the final numbers now are 306 and she's down to a very low number. no, i don't believe that at all. i think the democrats are putting it out because they suffered one of the greatest defeats in the history of politics in this country, and frankly i think they are putting it out and it's ridiculous. we ought to get back to making america great again which is what we're going to do. >> and apparently that also make america great again is going to be the theme of his particular inauguration. mr. speaker, the fbi to brian's point made it very clear we can't prove they did it, there's no evidence just because there
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are these fingerprints of malwear that has been used in the past by russians, that's the smoking gun. >> the larger point is you now have a propaganda media which has no relationship to the news. it's alive with a washington establishment which is corrupt and dishonest and they are in a state of total shock and denial because the american people chose the person that the establishment hates and fears, so they are going through this process of crazy behavior, but i think trump is doing the right thing. focus on building a great cabinet, focus on setting a great direction. keep talking about making america great again. we'll let the nut cakes over here gripe and groan and we'll focus on making america great again. >> how do you feel about the critic who say he's not showing loyalty to people like you, rudy and christie who were there from day one? what do you say to that? >> i can talk about myself. callista and i went up and had a
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great meeting with the president-elect and his team. i told him exactly what i wanted to do. i'm doing exactly wa i want to do, which is trying to rethink the entire federal government. i'm going to give a speech tomorrow at heritage on the principles of trumpism. i think it's extraordinarily important and because of my background with reagan and with the contract with america, i think i could be of highest service laying out this kind of intellectual framework for all the elected republicans across the whole country. i'm very close to the president-elect. i feel like in my case i can't talk about the other guys, but in my case, we are doing what we asked to do, and i think we have a great personal relationship. i think pence and i have a very long relationship. i think i'm very close to this administration, but there's a deeper point here. forget newt gingrich as a person. the job of the elect -- president-elect is not to take his friends. the job is to take a look at all
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the talent of america, which is much bigger. a lot more people will work for you when you are the president-elect than when you were a candidate. he has an obligation to say who is the best person i can recruit to do this job, and i think that for him to do less than that would be to fail to serve the country, so i'm very happy with how i see this process underway and i think he's been very methodical and very serious and people have to give him credit for being responsible in the quality of the team he's building. >> you've been a great friend to him and i know he appreciates that. thank you so much, mr. speaker. >> thank you. >> and a credit tick when he felt it. >> i wish we had time for him to list the nut cases he was talking about. >> we just told you that president-elect trump has nominated rex tillerson as the secretary of state and who could be right by his side? ambassador john bolton? stand by. the ambassador is coming up. >> and she said she can see russia from her home and now
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well, we are tracking extreme weather and we've got plenty of it. mother nature unleashing her fury on the northeast after dumping nearly a foot of snow in parts of the northern plains states. >> get out of here mother nature. you have two more weeks before christmas. we do not want you here. a are near catastrophe in detroit. 2,000 flights grounded at some of the country's busiest airports. >> let's get to michael einrich. he's live in worcester in the middle of this monster storm. >> i'm here in woosta, that's how the locals say it here. drop the "r," there's no "r" in
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massachusetts. second largest city in the bay state. mother nature is in a state of confusion. there's been no slow for a couple of hours ago, the timing of this weather turned rain, con turnt worse, the start of the commute heading into it. we're prepping people for the headaches that they are already experiencing. the commute here starts pretty darn early. schools have been delayed by a couple of hours just to play it on the safe side. here in worcester and new england. a handful of districts did that. some schools have canceled anticipating winter storm. aws a -- just a minute ago, i saw somebody clearing the walkway already, the side walk already. a couple of minutes ago i saw a guy walking down the street in
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>> welcome back to "fox & friends." it's 23 minutes after the hour. we start with a fox news alert. breaking overnight, two police officers shot in the line of duty in central georgia. those officers serving a search warpt during a drug raid at a home in the city of byron when a man opened fire inside that home. one officer is now out of the hospital and the other is recovering from surgery but will be okay. last month, two deputies were shot and killed in that very same city and last week two officers were killed just an hour away, in americus, georgia.
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a wave of terror attacks over the week. three people are under arrest in egypt after officials confirm that an attack at a christian church was at the hands of a homicide bomber. 24 people, mostly women and children, were killed in that attack. in turkey, more than 200 terror suspects the government calls them now detained following a pair of deadly attacks in istanbul. 44 people mostly police officers are now down. let's go to somalia where a car bomb explosions claimed 20 lives in the largest city, mogadishu. ainsley, you've got exercises for us. >> this whole week, we're put being those famous as seen on tv products to the test like this one. >> let's twist again. >> there's a fun, effective, and easy way to get fit and toned in just minutes a day with a simply fit board. it's got everyone twisting and getting you into your
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berndsen. >> this is the democratic party dragging the cia into a political battle. it damages the credibility of the agency. john brennan should know better than to do this. it's shocking that these guys would do this and the people that really suffer are agency officers, 90% of them -- 99% probably don't want this, but their leadership is in bed with the obama administration and this is the last gasp to discredit an incoming administration. it's ridiculous. >> the former u.s. ambassador to the u.n., john bolton joins us. what's your reaction? >> i think if you are outside the circle of intelligence that's look at this, it's very hard to know what the answer is. but i think it's at least a question to be asked, whether or not this was a false flag operation with some foreign government other than russia. >> what do you mean? >> where a foreign intelligence service conducts an operation and leaves evidence pointing the finger at somebody else.
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>> in other words, china might have left fingerprints that look like russia in the computer. >> exactly or iran or north korea. >> or a 400 pound guy in his bed in his basement. >> unless you are outside, you can't tell. what's important is it's not just what the cyber fingerprints are, it's political. the question is why would russia leave fingerprints that it was trying to interfere in the election. i could see russia easily trying to under mine trust and confidence in our political system generally among americans but for them to be so inexpert that the trail could rapidly be taken back to them is just hard to understand. >> well, the cia said we think they did it based on behavior and the fbi says we can't prove anybody did it. >> just one other thing, there were reports on fox yesterday that i thought the obama administration had conducted the hack into the rnc.
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i never believed that. i don't believe it today. what i do think the administration has done consistently for eight years is politicize intelligence as with benghazi where they tried to twist it where it was the mohammed video instead of terrorist as the efforts in central command to have junior intelligence officers to modify their reports to fit the obama narrative about terrorism. i think that's why the suggestion made yesterday by john mccain, lindsey graham and chuck schumer and senator reed of rhode island. it could be mike pompeo, hopefully the incoming director of the cia. it bothers me that obama is rushing to get this report out before his administration ends, just as it bothered me that the intelligence community seemingly came to this conclusion so quickly and coincidentally
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during the election campaign. >> ambassador, you have some supporters, one of which is senator graham and a lot of them, and another one is mike huckabe huckabee. >> brilliant choice. john knows where the bodies are buried, he probably buried a few. my guess is he will bury quite a few more, he may take the fog out of foggy bottom which is very important. >> for deputy or for the main job. >> how about mike huckabee for deputy secretary of state, that would be great. i haven't commented on this from the beginning and at least i've tried not to, so i'll not to comment again here today. >> i want to pose something you can comment on. do you think the next secretary of state has to not only have a diplomatic policy for the world but also one for the state department and do you think you are capable of doing that? >> i think that the state department needs a cultural revolution. it has developed an attitude over half a century or more that it conducts foreign policy independently of the president, particularly in republican administrations.
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i think that's a culture that hurts america. i think there are many good people in the department who have harnessed correctly can be strong advocates for american interests around the world and i think you have to make that change while you are also changing both policy at the strategic level and at the day-to-day level. >> i got to ask you, being from south carolina, nikki haley, are you pleased with her having your former position? >> i've had a chance to speak with her and i'm available to her for whatever help i can be in that and i wish her well and hope she enjoys herself in the midst of everything else out here. >> we don't know whether or not you are going to wind up in the administration at all. while mike huckabee is a big fan, senator rand paul has a bee in his bonnet over you. why is that? >> one of the conventions of the nomination process you are not supposed to speak before your senate hearing, there's a lot to say about that convention, so i'm old fashioned, i'll follow it, at least for now, and i'll have something to say on the
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subject to senator paul. >> i have a question you can answer. ready. >> you are very persistent this morning. >> it doesn't fit for him because he doesn't want it. >> let's not show that picture again, okay? >> the president-elect says that -- they are cuing it up back there. >> ambassador, he's critical of you because you supported the iraq war. do you want to back pedal on that? >> look, i was a member of the george w. bush administration. he supported the iraq war. of course i supported the iraq war. i put it out on the record, i've never hidden my views from anybody and i absolutely don't back away from them. >> what do you make of the administration that mr. trump has put together so far that is publicly known? >> well, i think it's an excellent team and i think this is a real opportunity to dig ourselves out of the hole that the obama administration has put
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us in for the last eight years and i mean that in domestic policy terms as well as national security policy terms. that's why i was so adamantly opposed to hillary clinton because another four years or god forbid eight years and it might have been almost impossible to dig out. i like to say during the campaign, hillary and her husband were a year ahead of me in law school so i felt like i had been burdened with them 20 years longer than the rest of the country and i wanted to help bring it to an end. >> before that sound bite, you said there was some video you thought they would cue up. are you talking about this video right here? >> there's ambassador john bolton on the fit board. >> steve put his hands under his arms and -- >> i twisted you. i had to make you fit. >> only you can do it. >> you never would have done that to colin powell, steve. >> no. >> remember, he buries bodies. >> that's right. that's what i hear. >> let's hand it over to
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heather. let's see if we can bury that video. nice job. good morning to all of you. a couple quick headlines right now. remember this infamous moment from the former texas governor rick perry. >> it's three agencies of government when i get there that are gone, commerce, education, and the -- what's the third one there? let's see. i can't -- the third one, i can't. sorry. oops. >> well, that third one, oops was the department of energy. there's a new good reason for him to remember that now. perry is reportedly leading mr. trump's candidacy for energy secretary. democrats, joe manchin and heidi heitkamp are also in the running we're told. sarah palin offering her help with russia after the cia's hacking report. the former alaska tweeting this. quote, russia is getting out of hand so says the defeated. not to worry. remember i can keep an eye on them from here.
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palin taking a jab at the defeated democrats and echoing somewhat of a remark she made during her run as vice presidential nominee in 2008. >> next door neighbors and you can actually see russia from land here in alaska. >> well, tina fey famously mocking sarah palin on snl saying i can see russia from my house. and this is a horrific story but it's one that we need to tell you about. the body of an american veteran tossed in a hallway and left to key compose in the shower of a va hospital for nine hours. a new shocking internal report out of florida now revealing the major misstep that workers allegedly lied about and then tried to cover up. that report pointing out the blatant lack of respect for the deceased veteran who died in hospice care. no one has been fired for this. it's just the latest in a series of incidents uncovering inadequate care and accountability at our va
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hospitals. nail biting moments as the high school student waits to see if he's accepted into the ivy league. he checks on line. their reaction, priceless. watch this. [ cheers and applause ] >> well, that louisiana senior and his support team erupting in celebration, throwing the teenager around, kind of like a rag doll when he's accepted to cornell university. congratulations. so happy. all that hard work paid off. >> excellent. >> and brian, your kids aren't going to be going to college, right? >> not anymore. i made a choice. i'm going to get two jobs or send three kids to college. >> home school college. be the innovator. >> they keep having surgeries and every surgery costs brian $4,000. so kids can't go to college now. >> preexisting conditions. >> thank you very much. coming up on this monday, president-elect donald trump is a force never before seen in american politics, so much so
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that chris wallace is calling this the trump way. what he means by that? straight ahead.
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then the next storm system moves in and then the polar vortex. we're going to feel temperatures in the single digits and teens thursday and friday. that's going to be a big headliner. let's talk to some friends. where are you from? >> i'm from connecticut. >> what's your name? >> nathan. >> what are you asking santa for christmas? >> i don't know yet. >> you know that you are on it. v right now? >> yes. >> you could ask him right now because i know santa watches "fox & friends." >> i kind of want a new scooter. >> a new scooter. she said yes to what? >> she said yes to marry me. >> what's your name? >> stephanie. >> nice. can you recreate that moment for us just on "fox & friends"? >> sure. >> go do it. >> stefanie, will you marry me? >> say that again?
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>> staen will you marry me? >> scm you said? >> yes. >> wave to steve, ainsley and brian on the couch. >> scooter and a proposal. >> i know. what a wonderful day. we wish them all the best. i hope that little child gets his scooter. >> we have more news to make. >> we told you about a couple of trump tweets in the last 15 minutes regarding the hacking. also remember it was last tuesday he tweeted out about air force one and now donald trump has just tweeted out this. the f-35 program and cost is out of control. billions of dollars can and will be saved on military and other purchases after january 20th. >> he was on with christmas wallace over the week and elaborated on this. take a listen. >> we're calling this program the trump way. because i got to tell you in almost 40 years of covering presidential transitions, i have never seen anything like this. you are setting markers for foreign countries. you are telling corporations and
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unions want to do, and you are not even in office yet. what can we expect when you are actually the president? >> my attitude is i want to make good deals for this country. i don't need a $4.2 billionaire plane to fly around in. they make a deal like that and a year later two years later, three years later, you see them working for these big companies that made the deal. i'm going to put -- lobbyists i'm doing, this is bigger than the lobbyists. when people order from these massive countries these massive deals, i don't want the people that are making these horrible -- they are horrible deals, the overruns, the cost overruns, i don't want them going to work for the companies after the deals are made. they should have a lifetime restriction. >> he's going to do his best to make sure that happens. it's interesting over the weekend. the folk i was talking to are so excited about the future for the first time in a while, they are optimistic about what's going to go on because during the campaign he made it very clear
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he wants to drain the swamp and change the way washington works and that's what chris wallace -- >> and keep money in your wallet. >> make people accountable and when unions don't prevent you from being fired or put a lot of pressure on the unions, to have maybe a better standard, the other people who seem to be happy, small business. i talk to more people who are optimistic who are in small business and even in my brother's business where they use districts and counties who buy turf, he says he's never had a busier winter in his 15 years doing this. >> so creating jobs. people are counting on him for for years. >> and reducing regulation. >> give him a shot. if you didn't vote for him, give him a shot. >> get out of the way, government. >> coming up, the "fox & friends" you didn't th k think -- ginger bread bake-off. we're putting one minute on the
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clock. >> and martha mack callum joins us. >> rex i willer son as you know is the man to watch in the secretary of state race right now. so we're going to dig in. we'll tell you what you need to know about the man and about the work that he's done in the past. we will also talk to senator john mccain about that. and also about mr. trump's skepticism about the russia hacking story. is there anything new in that "new york times" story really? is it politically motivated that it came out now? we'll get into that. and the epa will have a critic leading the way. look for a shake up there and in a lot of places in washington. big story this morning. we'll see you at the top of the hour.
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this morning we're geths into the holiday spirit with some friendly competition and brian is starting early. he's getting a head start. >> he's cheating. >> in a moment we're going to go head-to-head to see which of us can make the most decorated ginger bread house. and rebecca gruber is here. >> first tip is your base is the most important part here. your foundation, you want to build the bottom of it and make it strong. >> do we use a cookie? >> this is your base and you want to put your sides very quickly. >> that's your roof. that's not your -- >> that's your side. >> let's just figure this out as we go. >> we're going to put one minute on the clock -- >> oh, no. >> heather has already started. >> 3, 2, 1.
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action. >> how great on national ginger bread day! >> you just want to get your sides done. >> get it down first. >> i'm not going to win. >> why around you going to win? >> do that. >> and using the roof as a side wall. >> that's why i dressed up. >> you guys are missing the fun part too which is eating all the candy. >> what is it? >> it's royal icing. it's super sweet. >> a weird shape. ♪ >> so far, ainsley is ahead. heather, however, has got the roof on the side wall. heather is cheating -- >> no, no. she's been amazing so far. >> it's a lot easier with tinker
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toys. >> 3, 2, 1. >> i'm almost done. >> i'm going to eat the candy. >> that's the best part. >> you don't need to use the package that comes with it. get your own candy that's much tastier. >> or you just eat the icing. >> ainsley, you got professional assistant from rebecca. i think you won. it takes more than one minute to build it. >> you do need more an a minute. >> look at brian. >> look at janice and brian. it's a hot mess. >> my favorite trick is once it all falls apart, just say a dinosaur came and ate it. >> rebecca, thank you. >> we'll be right back.
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something special. we'll do that in the after the show show. go to "fox & friends".com. >> happy monday. >> put that down. we're on television. >> we're on at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. martha: fun morning. thank you, guys. there are two developments in breaking stories. sources telling fox news that president-elect donald trump settled on exxon ceoç rex tillerson as secretary of state. there is so much back and forth about this position. appears the president-elect has chosen his man. he is criticized for close ties to russia. at same time, mr. trump blasting a report over the weekend that cia believes russia did interfere in our election. donald trump calls that claim ridiculous. good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum here in

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