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playground toys. pierces through an suv as the driver gets out in time. >> it likely flew out in front of the victim or kicked out -- the driver reacted quickly saving her life ziefrkts "fox and friends" starts now. have a good day. >> bye. donald trump is your next president of the united states. because of you. >> together we're going to make washington answer to the people once again. we're going to win a lot. we're going to win so much, you're going to paul ryan and you're going to go, mr. speaker, please, please we can't stand winning this much. we can't take it. we're going to work so hard for you. if you don't mind, we won't be totally politically correct. if you don't mind.
is that all right? and we're going to cut your taxes and we're going to have strong borders and we're going to have the wall and we're going to build up our military big league and we're going to take care of those vets. we're never, ever going to let you down. god bless you, merry christmas. merry christmas. god bless you. thank you, wisconsin. thank you. thank you. >> well, the thank you tour rolls on to west allis out there in wisconsin. they were at the state fairgrounds and donald trump told a story that was great. he said 18 months ago, i told one of my first crowds here in the great state of wisconsin, someday, we're going to say merry christmas. he came back last night to say merry christmas. there at the bottom of podium it said merry christmas as well. >> right, awesome. >> two things you need to know about last night. thank you and merry christmas.
>> i thought it was amazing how many big players on the gop from wisconsin in the audience, many thought scott walker would be president. reince priebus, he revitalized the party over to the white house. then you have a guy named paul ryan who is speaker of the house, all hanging out in the audience along with senator ron johnson as donald trump called the comeback kid. he surged back for six more years to get that seat. >> he went on to say god bless america, merry christmas. thank you. i'm going to cut taxes. he was praising paul ryan. he likes paul ryan. until he doesn't like him anymore. there you've got the big wisconsin leaders who were there on the stage with him. you know what, trump likes this team. he likes winning. and here both those teams in a sound bite. >> would anybody like to keep it
the way it is. i don't think so. we're going to win. we're going to win a lot. we're going to win so much. you're going to go to paul ryan and go mr. speaker please. please, we can't stand winning this much. we can't take it. and he's going to come to see me and he's going to say, mr. president, the people in wisconsin are tired of winning so much. you're winning with health care. we're winning on the border. we're winning with isis. because we're going to get isis out. we're wing all over, mr. president. they just can't take it anymore. say paul, i'm sorry. i'm sorry. you have to go back and tell them we're going to keep winning and winning and winning whether they like it or not. >> they become real good friends, evidently. as good friends you can be. they weren't speaking for a while. they talk almost every day. when his first name came up with
that crowd, did you hear the crowd? >> they were mad, because they didn't support him out of the gate. it's going to take the audience to get over that. >> it will take a lot of support. >> i've got -- i've come to appreciate him. >> where is the speaker. he has been -- i'll tell you, he has been terrific. honestly, he's like a fine wine. every day goes by i get to appreciate his genius more and more. if he ever goes against him, i'm not going to say that. he's a great guy. we have some amazing things in store. and we're going to work on taxes. we're going to work on obamacare and work on things and he's going to lead the way. so thank you. we're going to work on the wall
paul. >> he's so hysterical to listen to. >> the wall, paul, is important because paul ryan said we're interested in securing the border. don't know so much about the wall, per se. for him to say paul ryan is like a fine wine is better than a couple much months ago where paul ryan is a whiner. >> they need each other, though. he needed -- paul ryan needs him to restore his reputation since he wouldn't campaign with him toward the end after that billy bush video. donald trump needs him, too, because he needs so much about obamacare. >> get stuff done. >> they're working on a health care plan that is going to be great and paul ryan is working on it now to get it repealed. >> with tom price. if he gets confirmed. >> because he had been campaigning in wisconsin for a very long time. but last night he realized,
thanks to jill stein, he actually had 131 more votes than he had on election night. >> because of jill stein, he actually gained more votes. >> he's not going to call it a scam because those people would report it's a scam. >> unbelievable day. looking at the trump elevator doors. who was going in and who was coming oupt. one of the people in terms of the xs and os. two major positions were named. governor rick perry will be energy secretary. if he gets confirmed and ryan zinke who spent 23 years in the navy and one of the years as a navy s.e.a.l. >> was on the show yesterday >> college football player. hit it off with don junior and impressed donald trump enough to become the interior secretary nominee. >> i feel like everyone who comes out of meeting with donald trump each if they didn't support him in the beginning, he's very inquisitive, asks a lot of questions, he's interested in my life and interested in my story, how we
can change this country and make it better. kanye west was saying that. >> and nodding. >> wait until you hear what -- >> he was twooeting us. >> met with the president-elect said yesterday, we'll flay that in a little while. >> moments before he was -- a couple hours before ryan zinke was announced as the new interior secretary, he sat down with us here at "fox and friends" yesterday. i believe in his last interview before he was named. here he is talking a little bit about what it's like meeting with donald trump when he could actually hire you for his cabinet. >> it was an interesting conversation. my wife went with me. we talked about a wide range of issues. from women in combat to land policy to indian bureau of affairs to the v.a. and veterans. he's very, very inquisitive. and when you walk out, i don't know, you know, if a president asks you to do something, it's
very difficult to say no. >> and one of his main -- of montana. steve and i were talking before the show. a lot of people thought he would give senator tester a run for his money and bring that seat to the republicans because he's a formidable congressman. if he gets this nomination when it's official, which i'm sure he's going to do as interior secretary, that would pull him out. >> i'm sure. you look at rick perry and that makes sense. he's from texas. it's all about energy. >> oil. >> butt energy department is more than just that. it's in charge of energy research, managing the nuclear weapons and environmental cleanup and a bunch of green groups said rick perry is unfit for that job. then you look at what rick perry did when he was governor of the great state of texas. texas was the leading generator of wind power. he promoted renewables during his 14 years in office because it made sense economically to bring that business to texas.
is he going to extend that to the trump cabinet? i'm sure mr. trump would like to think so. >> all the relationships he has in the great state of texas. all the people he has contacts with. >> same with rex tillerson. he's friends with a lot of people we want to do business with. >> his global contacts are unbelievable, the way he's been with heads of states across the continents is noteworthy. it's so much more than this relationship with russia. condoleeza rice, bob gates, jim bakker, agree on one thing, he's the right guy. he served on a think tank with henry kissinger, who seems to be smart. we've got a busy wednesday morning. we pause and turn over there. heather, you have a bunch of news. >> good morning, good morning everyone. starting out with a fox news alert. a serious story. isis terrorists reportedly
buying arsenals of military grade weapons and materials on what's being described as an industrial scale. an alarming new report out says that extremists are manufacturing and stocking explosives x rockets and drones in bulk. the majority of the materials coming from the same factories in turkey. isis is producing ammunition at an unprecedented rate. more on this as we go. after crashing into the shallow waters off the coast of japan, the video shows the mangled pile of wreckage and debris near okinawa. this happened during a training exercise, but no word on what went wrong. all marines were airlifted to the hospital. two will be okay. but we're waiting to hear about the extent of the rest of their injuries. this comes one week after another marine pilot, piloted an f-18 died following a crash in the same area.
new overnight, ohio governor john kasich signing one of two controversial abortion bills into law. the state joining 15 other states imposing a ban on procedures after 20 weeks regardless of the circumstances. the former republican presidential candidate vetoed the heartbeat bill which would ban procedures once a baby's heartbeat is detected. heartbreak and shock rocking hollywood this morning. the actor, alan thicke best known as the iconic dad from the sitcom growing pains, has died. ♪ well, thicke reportedly had a heart attack while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son. in addition to acting, he's remembered as an accomplished songwriter and composer. among his work, the theme song for the show difrnt strokes and the facts of life. he was just 69 years old.
so many memories growing up with him. >> he was in great shape. my goodness, if he could have a heart attack. >> he was. brian and i played tennis with him at that chris evert event in delray beach, florida. i've known him for 30 years when i did a show across the street at 30 rock. he would come and watch us. >> his son, robin thicke. >> what was he like? >> very nice guy. when he played tennis, he played really hard. >> he's basically the voice of sirius radio. he does all those ads as alan thicke. >> now he's got a new show on netflix called fuller house. sad news out of hollywood. meanwhile, moving on, on this wednesday. remember what hillary clinton said about donald trump not accepting the outcome of the election. >> let me respond to that because that's horrifying. >> well, guess her campaign
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that's horrifying. every time donald thinks things are not going in his direction, he thinks whatever it is is rigged against him. i for one am appalled that somebody who is the nominee of one of our two major parties would take that kind of position. >> well, all of hillary's rhetoric changed once she lost and now the clinton campaign, what's left of it, seems to be calling the election rigged and wants the electors to get an intel briefing after reports of a russian hack before they vote on december 19th. what's that about? here to react, we have fox news contribut contributor, lisa booth. >> good morning, steve. >> oh, politics. things change, don't they? >> no kidding. what is it -- are these just sore losers who are trying to
use rumor and innuendo to steal an election? >> it certainly seems that way. there's not a consensus in the intelligence community. there's been a lot of conflicting information that a surface in the fbi or cia that have drawn conclusions. mind you, this call from john car did he say a comes on the heels of a small group sending letters to director of national intelligence, james clapper calling for a briefing. it wreaks of politics -- >> come on. >> on a wednesday morning. >> that's right. you mentioned the john podesta letter. there are tenney electric tore in all. calling it bipartisan. >> right. >> it's nine democrats and one disgruntled republican. in part, the letter reads this. the bipartisan electors letter raises very grave issues
involving our national security. electors have a solemn responsibility under constitution and we support their efforts to have their questions addressed. we now know that the cia has determined russia's interference in our elections was for the purpose of electing donald trump. this should distress every american. lisa, as you kientd of touched on a moment ago, the cia says yeah, we think they might have mid ld, the fbi says we have no information and clapper says we have no evidence that there was intent to throw the election. >> right. which is why, especially after there were talks among the left and blaming fake news, of blaming fbi director james comey, of jill stein's recount attempt, this wreaks of politics. there's obviously a lot to unpack here. you also have the director of homeland security who previously said that our electoral system
is decentralized to be hacked by them. what was surfaced, one, there's no connection there but what was released there. information that the american people already knew, that the dnc was in the -- that the media was colluding with the clinton campaign and hillary clinton said one thing in public than she said in private. if you look at what information and what damaged hillary clinton in the eyes of voters it was self-inflicted. it was her deletion, the -- the e-mails, and it was the subsequent lies that happened from there and not even visiting states like wisconsin. >> that's right. well, there's a long list. >> there's a long list. we don't have time. >> the list of the effort is to make trump look bad before he takes the presidency. >> to delegitimize before he takes office. switching gears.
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this is a legitimate e-mail. john needs to change his password immediately. he meant to write, illegitimate e-mail. podesta clicked exposing his g-mail account. that's the rest of the story. here's my female co-anchor. it's the reason for the season. but a cross, imagine having that job. a cross has been removed from a christmas tree because of one complaint. it sparked a lawsuit from the aclu. a man claiming the cross violated the first amendment and caused him, "irreparable harm." but some people are fighting back. cynthia started a petition to get the cross put back on the tree. she's been making crosses by hand and handing them out to members of the community. thank you so much for being with us, ladies. >> thank you for inviting us. >> cynthia, i'll start with you. you started this petition. will that allow the cross to go
back up if you get enough signatures? >> i'm not sure if it will allow the cross to go back up because the executive decision on the council which i fully understand on some aspect of that. we are a small town. but we have over 2800 signatures now. >> why did you get the signatures if you're not sure it's going to work to put the cross back up? >> i got the petition started before the cross came down. so it was to fight against the aclu on this matter. it started before it. so we're still going to continue with the petition because we will still hold it to the town council and give it to the indiana state representatives as well. >> patricia what did you think? >> we knew it was inevitable it would have to come down. we just all joined together and
tried to give our opinions too. >> so what is the reaction from the community? you've made a lot of these crosses. >> oh, we've had a lot of help and a lot of participation from the community. they meet on the town square and hold up the crosses and people driving by toot their horns. it's quite an atmosphere in knights town. >> cynthia, it always amazes me that one person complains. what about the millions of people that are christians. one person is offended in the town. but what about the millions that are offended when you see the cross being pulled down? >> it broke our hearts when that cross was pulled down. i was at work and i was getting texts and e-mails about the issue. it broke every one of our hearts. but it did -- the good thing this aclu bringing this out on us, it brought us all together,
closer. it brought all the crosses out from all around, even nationwide as well. people are supporting us with their crosses as well on their yards and their houses. >> so it brought the town together and brought out a lot of love. >> i love that you're seeing the silver lining. that's what the cross does. let me read you this statement from the aclu. the cross -- this is from the aclu. the cross is not a symbol of the christmas holiday season. it is the preeminent symbol of christianity and its display of this setting is clearly unconstitution unconstitutional. they say that the cross is not part of christmas even though the word christ is in the word. what's your reaction to that statement? >> we believe it is and we believe it's our right to stand up for what we want and that christ is the roof of christmas. that's what it's all about.
we want people to know that's the way we feel and stand by and help the community. >> thank you both for what you're doing. god bless you both. it's gut wrenching to see that cross coming down. christians are used to it. >> it's -- excuse me. it's kind of like the grinch who tried to steal christmas. he didn't get it done. we hope we can -- >> that's right. >> we hope the heart will grow. >> it's opening a lot of hearts to a lot of people. the cross is just not about christianity as well. it represents so much. there's crosses on the side of the street of people have lost their loved ones. it's our veterans memorial. it represents so much more than just christianity. >> you're right. god bless you both. thank you so much and merry christmas. >> thank you. >> thank you. pop quiz. what do jfk and djt, donald trump, have in common? the answer from billionaire bill
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>> i'm going to have to apologize. i apologize to the kanye west team. wherever they are. they've been scattered about because he's been laid up for a while. president-elect donald trump is rolling up his sleeves to create thousands of new jobs for american workers. >> the ibm boss is on board promising to hire more people on the eve of a meeting at trump tower. >> joining us is abby huntsman, she's named the official f"fox and friends" weekend -- >> it's exciting to be officially part of this family. i love you so much. >> i want to get to this story before we celebrate. as you mentioned, donald trump is not officially in office. but he's fighting for the working class. keeping his promises to create jobs in america's rust belt. ibm creating new collar jobs nationwide over the next four years. the company will invest $1 billion in training and
development. this pledge coming one day before a meeting of the minds at trump tower between the president-elect and silicon valley's finest. at a victory rally yesterday in wisconsin mr. trump didn't ee lab ate on the meeting just focusing on what americans want most. job creation. >> we're going to be not only great, we'll be greater than ever before. you watch. you watch. and tomorrow coming up to the office, the true giants of silicon valley. we're going to talk about how to grow jobs, we're going to talk to about how they can stay on top. >> the meeting features an all-star cast. elon musk, apple's tim cook, jeff bays owes, sheryl sandberg, salve rah cats. >> weeks ago, he spokes with tim
cook about making iphones in america. >> jobs jobs jobs. >> he's going to have a list and going to go okay, ibm, you're off the hook. 25,000 jobs. apple, what about you? amazon, what about you? >> carrier and check the box for lincoln. >> all about jobs, jobs, jobs. >> i think also, a lot of them were -- when you have that japanese businessman come over and say, hey, i'm going to bring $50 billion, invest $50 billion in this country, they're waiting to meet him to make the announcement to almost say, i'm giving you credit for it as ibm seems to be doing. also, you saw abby, that bill gates came by yesterday. >> came by yesterday. i wish we could be a fly on the wall. you mentioned earlier, ainsley, you don't see anybody walking out saying he's not interested in that person. they always walk away somewhat impressed. they want to work together. >> bringing in the democrats and meeting with them and hearing so
that everyone -- even playing field. >> democrats are -- some of them wanting to meet with them as well. >> tech giants are meeting today with him. >> he met with bill gates. it was the first conversation they had. what was his observation of donald trump. that he's sophisticated and he reminds him of a very famous president. watch this. >> in the same way that president kennedy talked about the space mission and got the country behind that, i think that whether it's education or stopping epidemics, health breakthroughs, finishing polio, there can be an upbeat that his administration is going to organize things, get rid of regulatory barriers and have american leadership through innovation. >> he also went on to say he hopes there's not a trade war with china. >> right, right. we all hope that. >> first he's given -- seems like the president-elect is getting the brush back pitch.
you can mock me all i want, i'm still coming after you. see where they're going to go and they can move forward. >> sheryl sandberg. i love her. she's great. she's a strong woman. he's meeting with her. >> i'm sure she'll have important things to say to him. ways he can improve. >> the important thing for you, abby, you're here. >> you're leaning forward. >> working so many weekends. weekend after weekend and now you're officially announced. >> i remember walking outside here to new york city in high school and middle school with my parents and sitting outside in the plaza and watching the cooking segments and the concerts and being enamored with what you do. >> it's cool, isn't it? >> i get outside and i pinch myself. thank you guys, thank you all for watching. >> i was overwhelmed with the support i got. >> what i do, i don't know if steve still does it. every day when i walk up the sidewalk, i look at bill o'reilly's picture and i --
>> when i look at the bill o'reilly -- i've been in new york so long, i remember that used to be a sam goody. i've been here so long, this studio used to be a dress barn. >> i love it. that's great. >> maybe a labels for less. >> sorry. it was a labels for less. >> you can still get a def leppard album in bill o'reilly's studio. >> what's an album? >> appreciate it, guys. 20 minutes now before the top of the hour. live from labels for less -- >> "fox and friends" got my dress. >> we're happy for you to be on board. >> she's got dental now. good morning to all of you. got serious news to bring you now in your headlines. chilling new police body cam video showing the moment that two police officers in georgia are shot. those officers caught off guard as the suspects opened fire
during a traffic stop. >> shots fired. shots fired. 22-year officer jeffrey martin was hit in the hand. he's 22 years old. michael shulman was shot under the arm. both expected to be okay. that suspect, gordon, behind bars. it's been a violent week for cops in georgia. six police officers have been shot in the last week alone. lebron james taking his best shot at president-elect donald trump. the reigning nba champion wearing a safety pin on the cover of his sports illustrated sports person of the year. safety pin symbolizing support for women, minorities and immigrants. james campaigned with hillary clinton two days before the election in ohio, a state that clinton lost by eight points. a wild encounter at one of the largest zoos in the united states. a tiger bit off the tip of a woman's index finger. a 20-year-old reached her hands
through the cage to give it a treat during a training exercise. hand feeding, against protocol, brian. handlers are supposed to use sticks while feeding a tiger. brand new help for the vic timgs of the raging tennessee wildfires. dolly parton hosting the smoky mountain rise telethon online last night raising millions of dollars for the folks in her hometown of gatlinburg. it was a star studded lineup of celebrities and music stars. one highlights, parton's duet with long time friend kenny rogers. listen to this. >> islands in the stream ♪ ♪ that is what we are ♪ no one in between ♪ how can we be wrong ♪ ♪ >> the dollywood foundation pledged $1,000 a month for six months to the victims of those fires. that's one of my life's dreams. singing islands of stream with
both of them. >> we sang the gambler. >> we love kenny and dolly. >> we need to make that happen. >> oh, yeah. >> audibly. >> she's an amazing person for doing that. >> she's great. >> if the rolling stones are watching. let's ask them to sing start me up with them too. >> you think they're watching? >> you think they're up before noon? >> probably. >> we're coming in. >> that's right. he does have a new baby. maybe he is up. call us. straight ahead, the president-elect will be faced that is to say with a different kind of battle when he takes office in january. i don't want anyone hacking us. i'm not only talking about countries. i'm talking about anyone, period. >> how can we win the cyber war? our next guest has a great answer. it's perhaps one of the most unlikely duos in american politics. this morning all eyes are on kanye west after his visit to trump tower.
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glad you're up. president-elect donald trump taking on this hot topic. hacking. >> i don't want anyone hacking us. i'm not only talking about countries. i'm talking about anyone, period. but if you're going to do that, i think you should not just say russia. you should say other countries also. and maybe other individuals. >> especially china. but can he win the cyber war which we surely will be challenged for the next administration. the secretary of the army, who knows, might even be the next secretary of the army as we find out who is going to be on the trump team. you know this challenge ban. how do we protect ourselves? we invented this stuff.
how come we can't protect our stuff? >> it's the most complex stuff we've faced. we lose more stuff, our government, universities, in the congress. look what the chinese are doing? the president-elect is right. iran hacked into the navy marine corps internet program. where was the outrage? how about the social security numbers stolen by the chinese when they hacked into the office of personnel management? it's a dimension much warfare. it's the most we're unprepared for. i believe this president-elect has a chance to win the cyber war. >> also, we have the problem with private companies. they're waiting for the government to protect them against cyber warfare. they're investing in their people, human resources. are they investing in security? >> i don't think they are. it's killing us economically and killing us from a national security stand point. it's inflicting hundreds of billions of dollars of real damage economically and from a national security standpoint. here's the biggest problem,
brian. we need about 30,000 to afford the worst kind of attack often this country. i call for the establishment of national security scholarships in universities and college campuses. let's get the best kids to go into computer science and data security. this is key. we have to distinguish between the islamists and the chinese do. two different types of cyber attacks requires two different types of counter missions. >> 90% are from chinese private companies, correct? who knows if they're private. >> we can track and i i talked about this in my book last year, how to fight terrorism and defeat it. we can trace 90% to two groups. one in beijing and one in shanghai. chinese government say they have nothing do with it. let's call their bluff on the stage and say we hear you have nothing do with this. please join with us and declare them as cyber terrorist
organizations and go after them together. >> by the way, china is lining up how to destroy a satellite in the sky and detroit all commune -- destroy all communication. >> we have to do a number of things. each of our military services what they're doing, what i'm most impressed with is the -- they're engaging the private sector in america, academia and identifying and destructing cyber technologies. we can win this thing. >> he's the candidate to be the next secretary of the army. let's hope that happens. van hipp. great to have you on. >> merry christmas. >> coming up next, harry reid slamming mitt romney for caving to the president-elect. >> mitt romney is fighting back. what's got into him. we'll show you what he said. perhaps one of the most unlikely duo this is american politics.
headlines 24/7 reporter carley shimkus. good morning. what was he doing there? >> no one saw this coming, which is why so many people are talking about. >> i thought he was still in the hospital. >> he was making that statement on stage, going to the hospital. >> now he's made a hair change. it was the number one trending topic throughout the night. so many people are talking about this. let's dive right into viewer comments. kanye west visit to trump tower, for what, secretary of insanity? >> that's not nice. >> well, josh tweets, trump might want kanye in the cabinet but getting him confirmed won't be yeezy because he'd need to find 51 ye votes. >> oh, boy. >> and josh groban, the singer, he tweeted, word is kanye and trump have been in the lab co-writing some tweets. apple is even considering making a larger, signature caps lock. >> excellent. >> commenting on the fact they
tend to go on twitter tirades. >> he said he wanted to tap into kanye's entrepreneurship skills. he is talking about the african-american community. >> kanye said the reason he visited trump tower was to talk about multicultural issues. >> right, okay. >> what about this navy ship that some folks want to be named the uss deplorables? >> there's a new white house petition asking the next major navy ship be titled uss deplorables. as of now, it has 4,000 signatures, which means that it needs 96,000 to go. >> good luck. >> i don't know. how do you feel about this? i don't know if i were a sailor. >> i'm not sure that would really work. >> they say it's to basically honor donald trump's supporters. >> but it would be in the spirit of boaty mcboat face. that was the petition name for another ship. >> real quick, it's been 20 years since a certain movie broke on to the scene that's become iconic. >> it's one of the most quotable
movies. here's my favorite quote from it. >> show me the money! >> jerry, you better yell. >> show me the money! show me the money! >> of course, who doesn't know that? it's been 20 years since "jerry mcguire" hit the movie theaters. a lot of people are talking about this online. amy wrote on facebook, you had me at hello, another famous quote. and tom on facebook said, best tom cruise movie, even though his performance was outshined by cuba gooding jr. >> or the little boy. >> not so little anymore. >> the fact cuba gooding jr. kept him on the phone that long kept him from signing other movies. >> then again, it was just a movie. >> you can move on. >> thank you so much. >> we'll hear you on the radio. >> yep, channel 115. coming up, harry reid
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the whole world is recognizing our movement. it's because of you. we're going to win a lot. we're going to win so much you're going to go to paul ryan, you're going to go, mr. speaker, please, please, we can't stand winning this much. we can't take it. we're going to work so hard for you. we don't like seeing people burning our american flag, okay. we don't like it. believe me, and i'm saying this from the heart, this is me to you. this is not reading anything. no speeches, no nothing. this is me to you.
i say it to the heart. god bless you, merry christmas. merry christmas. god bless you. thank you, wisconsin. thank you. thank you. donald trump wrapped up a 55-minute speech, a lot of which was looking back at the victory that was impossible, unthinkable in how it unfolded through his eyes. the crowd ate it up. >> he said who won in wisconsin? i love the podium. all those messages on it. merry christmas, usa, maybe a god bless. what else is on there? >> how about the message behind him with all those christmas trees? and mike pence right there. it was officially part of the thank you, america, tour, but it sure felt like we're just about less than two weeks away from christmas. there he was with mike pence and
the entire republican delegation to washington, d.c. donald trump, who i'm going to be a little selfish, i wish he had one of these speeches every night. they are so entertaining. it's kind of a combination of a victory lap but also a pep rally. folks, in less than a month, i'm going to be in charge and this is what we're going to get done. >> i don't know how bill o'reilly would feel about that. they're always during his show. >> that's okay. give the people what they want. it's something we have never seen before where we're watching what the president-elect of the united states has got in mind in realtime. >> republicans are always saying give him a chance, give him a chance. now he's meeting with so many different democrats and hearing their voices. he wants to change the country in a positive way, having opinions from all sides. >> here's a little of last night's speech. >> would anybody like to keep it the way it is?
i don't think so. we're going to win. we're going to win. we're going to win a lot. we're going to win so much you're going to go to paul ryan, you're going to go, mr. speaker, please, please, we can't stand winning this much. we can't take it. and he's going to come to see me and go, mr. president, the people in wisconsin are tired of winning so much. you're winning with health care. we're winning on the border. we're winning with isis because we are going to get isis out. we're winning all over, mr. president. they just can't take it anymore. say paul, i'm sorry, i'm sorry, you have to go back and tell them we're going to keep winning and winning and winning, whether they like it or not. >> actually the, he won by more than he did on election night because thanks to that stupid recount out there and jill stein, donald trump actually has 131 more votes than he did on
election night, and he pointed that out as well. >> in case you don't remember, this doesn't happen. for the most part, a president-elect usually goes underground. i think the most sensational thing happened in '08 when hillary clinton jettisoned out to chicago to meet with barack obama and was offered the secretary of state. more intrigue goes on than that every 45 minutes one block away. >> everyone wanted transparency. that's what america's craving. if you want someone who's going to be transparent, it's donald trump. he's going to tell you exactly what he thinks. when we've been out on the road with him and we've talked to some of you guys that go to these rallies, you've all said -- you're upset with the people that didn't support him, the republicans that did not support donald trump. you couldn't get over it. you couldn't get past it. now it's who do you want as secretary of state. everyone i talked to until the crowds at one of his rallies, they said absolutely not mitt romney. we did that poll that said 6% of you guys wanted mitt romney.
everyone wanted roux d ed rudyg. you all appreciate loyalty. when that tape came out, donald trump on the bus, he said i'll vote for him but i'm not going to be on the campaign trail. >> paul ryan ran with mitt romney. keep in mind paul ryan is good friends with governor scott walker. they were in a war with donald trump. so when he got the nomination, paul ryan was up and down. but last night, all up. >> oh, no. i've come to appreciate him. speaker paul ryan, where is the speaker? where is he? he has been -- i'll tell you, he has been terrific. and you know, honestly, he's like a fine wine. every day goes by, i get to appreciate his genius more and more. now, if he ever goes against me, i'm not going to say that. he's a great guy.
we have some amazing things in store. we're going to work on taxes. we're going to work on obamacare. we're going to work on things and he's going to lead the way. so thank you. we're going to work on the wall, paul. >> that's right. just reminding him. paul ryan, of course very famously, said we want to secure the border, but maybe that doesn't mean a wall. paul ryan was not very helpful in the run up to the election, but now donald trump says it's like a fine wine, which is interesting because donald trump does not drink. >> like a fine wine, he gets better, but he does have a winery. that's what he means. >> i think part of it is you have to get used to it in the beginning. >> it gets better with age. better with time. >> if you want tax reform, if you want to balance the budget, get a budget passed, you want to talk about health care, he's the one-stop shopping. paul ryan wowed both democrats and republicans. he's a disciple of jack camp. if you're going to balance that
budget -- >> and with obamacare. donald trump likes his plan to repeal and replace. he knows everything about obamacare. >> well, the problem with the tax reform, though, is the fact that paul ryan and mitch mcconnell have both come out and said, i'm not so sure about that, because we don't want to add anything to the deficit. donald trump has made it clear he wants to have a big, the biggest tax cut we've seen in decades, particularly for the middle class. so there could be a little clash betwixt donald trump and the leadership. >> paul ryan is somebody who's a big cutter too. meanwhile on twitter, dobi says, keep in mind even the best wine can go bad. brian says -- >> keep your promises and continue to pick the best and brightest. >> all right. meanwhile, it's official. fox news has learned, we'd heard about it for a couple days, rick perry, the former governor, the longest running governor in the
state of texas history, will be the secretary of energy. of course, you think, well, you know, that makes sense because texas is a big energy producer. you know, the department of energy is busy. they're involved not only in energy research but managing our nation's stockpile of nuclear weapons and environmental cleanup. it does sound like some of the green groups not crazy about him, said he's unfit to run the department. however, when he was governor of texas, he led the country, texas did, in wind generation and other renewable sources of power. so suddenly it's like, wait a minute, he's not such a bad guy after all. >> well, he has all those contacts in texas too. big players in the oil industry. he'll have a leading role in designing nuclear weapons, thwarting their proliferation, ensuring safety and rehabilitating the nuclear arsenal. that's a big job. >> the one thing you keep hearing about is how deteriorated and how in disrepair our nuclear arsenal is in, which is disturbing on many
fronts. he's going to need money to be able to do that. i know he'll have the focus. i think he's ready for another challenge after doing three successful terms as texas governor. the also, ryan zinke. he knows the outdoors. now he's got a big job. interior secretary. >> and loves his wife. he was in here yesterday talking about how he walked up with his wife. he said they've been married, i think, 20 years, and donald trump was asking her so many questions, engaging her as well. then even in the sound bite we played an hour ago, he talked about the love of my life. we like a guy like that. >> congressman mcmorris was evidently going to get this, but he evidently was such an impressive interview, he pushed ahead of her and got the nod yesterday. >> so if we have -- as you can see the scoreboard, the faces that have not been filled in. the upper right is blank. that should show ryan zinke. the big two are agriculture in
the middle. on the bottom you've got v.a., veterans affairs. >> the reason it's blank is because it hasn't been made official yet. until we hear it come from donald trump's moutd, it's not official. >> so we're not going to put the face in until we hear it officially. >> just picture his face. >> what if we hear from kanye west? >> that doesn't count, no. >> just curious. >> one of the people that visited, gym brojim brown, willh us in about 90 minutes. >> he was not on trump's radar at all until he sat down with bob gates. bob gates said, look, i'm involved with this guy. then he called up condi rice on the phone and said, yes, sir. at that point, it had been -- he was 95% for mitt romney. did a 180. just like that. >> i like his story. he was an engineer with the company we company with exxon and worked his way up. >> we like a story like that. let's work our way over to
heather. >> i have a new report from overseas. it's a disturbing one. a fox news alert. isis terrorists buying an arsenal of military grade weapons on what's being described as an industrial scale. the alarming new report out of the uk says that extremists are manufacturing and stocking explosives, rockets, and also drones in bulk. the majority of the materials coming from factories in turkey. a new report also says that isis is producing ammunition at an unprecedented rate. more on that story as we get it. outrage now boiling over as the largest sanctuary city in the united states doubles down on keeping illegals, including convicted criminals, in the united states. and guess who is footing the bill, you are, taxpayers. san francisco defying the president-elect's proposed plan to deport illegals and instead wants to set up a $5 million slush fund to protect and defend those illegals and help them stay here in the country.
there are about 44,000 illegals in the city of san francisco alone. chicago also set up a similar fund under its mayor, rahm emanuel. heartbreak and shock rocking hollywood this morning. the actor alan thicke, so many of us grew up with him, best known as the iconic dad on the '80s sitcom "growing pains" has now died. thicke reportedly had a heart attack while he was playing hockey with his 19-year-old son. in addition to acting, thicke is also remembered as an accomplished song writer and composer. among his work, the theme songs for the tv shows "different strokes" and "the facts of life." very popular back in the 1980s. alan thicke was 69 years old. steve and brian, you've been talking about how he was a friend of the show. you all have spent some time with him. >> we played tennis with him. >> also a former late night host. thanks a lot, heather.
meanwhile, 12 minutes after the hour. >> president-elect trump making it official, exxonmobil ceo rex tillerson is his pick for secretary of state. our next guest was assistant secretary of state, and he says this pick fits the bill more than the left would like you to believe. we'll talk to him. >> and 'tis the season to be angry. >> you used up all the glue on purpose! >> the startling stat we just found out about. >> fragile. >> put down my lamp.
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they're delicious and help keep my body in balance. even this one loves them. you eat prunes? mhmm. it's true, feeling good starts with eating right. i love these. sunsweet amaz!n prunes, the feel good fruit. well, president-elect donald trump making it official. exxonmobil ceo rex tillerson is his selection for secretary of state. >> so who is that guy, and what should the american people know about him? >> let's ask the man who served as the assistant secretary of state under president george w. bush. good morning, mr. charles. great to see you. >> good morning. >> so what do you know about rex tillerson, and why is he a good choice? >> i think he's an excellent
choice for a number of reasons. i think he's well reasoned, and i think he's also hopeful. he's an internationalist. exxon has programs all over the world in just about every country. diplomacy ultimately boils down to trust. i think he has proven over decades that he is a trusted entity all over the world. it's very easy to imagine that anybody could do that job, but it's a job that requires being able to go one on one with somebody, look them in the eye, and get to an agreement on an outcome. what has he done for several decades? he has been generating outcomes, not just pushing paper, not a johnny come lately diplomat. he's someone who's walked the walk. net net, i think he's going to be a great manager at the state department. i think it was a brilliant, out of the box choice. >> you told our producers yesterday he remind you of, for instance, john foster dulles or colin powell, who are both secretary of state. in what way? >> well, all of these successful
secretaries of state come with obviously a confluence or a combination of a lot of capabilities. the thing about this particular candidate, and again i don't know him personally, but looking at his record closely, he brings the combination of being able to go one on one with somebody in a way that is persuasive and convincing and has authority. i would say he's even closer in many ways to george schultz. powell was great managing people. one of the great things about this guy is he has the ability to manage groups of people. and inside the state department, that may be his biggest negotiating challenge of all. you've got to bring foreign service officers together with civil servants with political appointees. he's proven to be a great manager. that's got to be a plus. >> now let's fast forward to the confirmation proceedings. some of the weaknesses that might be looked at, his dealings with repressive regimes, especially in africa, and of course his friendship award with russian president vladimir putin. senator john mccain said
yesterday, i'd never get an award from vladimir putin. he's a murderer and a thug. your reaction? >> i think you have to take a longer view on this. this is an individual who for two decades has managed programs in russia and the caspian sea. as ronald reagan would tell you, we have an awful lot in common with the russian people. at the end of the day, it's a very difficult culture to negotiate with. the russians have a peculiar way of looking at the world. i think he's very well suited to do that. it doesn't bother me in the least. you're talking about a cabinet that's now likely to have sitting with him generals kelly, mattis, flynn, national security will not be an issue that he can't get confirmation. >> maybe it'll bring the two countries together. >> i would just say, remember ukraine and syria may end up better negotiated with a better solution out of all this with him there than anybody else. >> well, it couldn't be worse than what we got. robert charles, thank you, sir. >> thank you. donald trump says it is time to bring christmas back to the
white house. >> we are going to say merry christmas again. >> the great actor kevin sorbos says he wants to help spread the christmas cheer, and he's starting here next. come on in. [ cough ] shh. i have a cold with this annoying runny nose. better take something. dayquil liquid gels doesn't treat a runny nose. it doesn't? alka-seltzer plus cold and cough liquid gels fight your worst cold symptoms including your runny nose. oh, what a relief it is!
time now for your news by the numbers. first, 107. 107 hours. that's how long kohl's is going to be open ahead of christmas. that's more than four days doors will be open at 7:00 a.m. december 20th. they're going to stay open until 6:00 p.m. christmas eve. next, four. according to a new study, that's how many fights the average couple has every day in december. every day?
>> get the glue. >> we're out of glue. >> you used up all the glue on purpose! >> all right. so 'tis the season for fighting. just embrace the fighting because it's inevitable. january is reportedly a very popular month for divorce. just wait until february. it'll all be over. and finally, one. ♪ i want to rock and roll all night and party every day ♪ >> is this the guy that won? >> yes. sundance head came in number one last night on "the voice." the texas native is the fifth person coached by blake shelton to win the singing competition. >> he's phenomenal. that's my personal opinion. >> well, he won. >> and he's going to get sick of winning. >> he's going to get so tired of winning. >> donald trump delivering a very special christmas message
in wisconsin last night. >> we are going to say merry christmas again. merry christmas. happy new year. but merry christmas. >> he threw in a happy new year too. >> the president-elect vowing to bring christmas back to america. here to react is actor kevin sorbo. >> good to be back. >> during this christmas season, we have all these holiday things around us. >> yes. >> what do you make of trump saying enough of the happy holidays, let's go back to merry christmas? >> i think it's great. i get tired of it. i go shopping and go in these big mall stores and stuff. people say happy holidays. i'm sure the employees are told they have to say that. i hear most of the time people say, and a merry christmas to you. i say the same thing back. i have buddies who are agnostic and atheist. they still buy the christmas tree. they call it a holiday tree. i say, why do you buy that? well, my kids. well, you don't believe in it. why do you invest the time and energy? i guess it's peer pressure from
their kids. >> you have a movie coming out. i can't figure out what it's about. it's call the "joseph and mary." >> i play joseph. he's the stepdad to a kid named jesus, in case you don't know. google him. there's a lot of stuff on him. it's on video, dvd, walmart, target. we shot in canada. >> the holy land. >> it's about four hours north of toronto. i said, how is this going to double for bethlehem? but they did an amazing job. >> joseph doesn't get enough focus. >> he doesn't. >> i've never heard him called the stepdad. i guess you're right. >> well, in a way. >> you're right. >> it was interesting. it was a lot of fun to be part of this. >> i wish we had a clip. >> well, it's funny you should ask. >> why's that? >> your wish has been granted. take a look. >> this child will bring a great light into this world. i don't understand why he chose me. >> you'll make a wonderful father. >> your inner peace can only
come from forgiveness. let the hand of god tend to him. >> that's the movie in ten seconds. there you go. i never saw that myself. >> we know the story. >> we do know the story. >> where can we see it? >> it's on dvd now. i believe it might be on netflix. it's on v.o.d., amazon, walmart. please check it out. it's a good christmas movie. please get the santa suit. >> you continuously do these faith-based movies. i'm sure that's hard being an actor in hollywood. >> they love me in hollywood. >> why is it important for you to do these movies? >> between new york and california, they call them the flyover states. there's a lot of people with values and morals and strong christian views out there. these movies have really caught on. you look at "the passion," "the blind side." since then, i think a lot of this world has taken off in a positive way. >> you watched the interview earlier when we were talking about that city in indiana that's taking the cross off the
christmas tree. what's your thought? >> one person, right? why does one person -- okay, all the liberals are complaining about the number of people voting. how about the millions of people saying that cross should stay up? >> you know what the cities and schools say. oh, you know, if we wind up in court, it's going to cost us too much. >> everybody gets offended by something. doesn't matter what. every time i watch a football game, i get mad at a call against my vikings. i'm going to sue. by the way, my best to alan thicke family. i just golfed with him a month ago. i was shocked. he just told me about his hockey game the day before we played golf. so this blew me away. >> so you're really good friends with him. what's he like? >> he's a great guy. easy going guy. >> competitor though. he plays to win. >> so do i. no, but great guy. i was shocked by this, this morning. no idea. >> folk just waking up, alan thicke died yesterday in hollywood. he was playing basketball with his son -- >> hockey with his son. >> hockey. >> and he had a heart attack.
>> kevin, thank you. i look forward to seeing your movie. >> my pleasure. i gave you a copy, right there. >> thank you very much. i appreciate it. always an invoice in the break. i'm willing to pay. meanwhile, straight ahead, harry reid slamming mitt romney for caving to the president-elect. but this morning mitt is firing back. we promise you're going to like the mormon-on-mormon anger. mean while, the rock cooking up some christmas cheer for our troops. what did the actor just do for our heros? you know what, that's going to rock you and rock your thursday.
vladimir putin. today rex said, putin and i aren't friends, while putin said, that is so something rex would say. classic rex. >> jimmy fallon last night. so the other big story was the runner-up -- >> speaking of friends. >> -- clearly was mitt romney. according to "the washington post" today, he was leading the derby to become secretary of state. rudy was first for a while. then reportedly they were worried about rudy's endurance at 72 years old. did he want to be traveling the globe at that age. so mitt romney and donald trump -- >> i don't think that's old. >> it was a concern, i guess. but mitt romney interviewed, they really hit it off when they met one on one and talked on the phone. something happened along the way. romney was the runner-up and tweeted out something nice yesterday. but that's not how it ended. >> keep in mind back in 2020 harry reid said mitt romney didn't pay taxes for something like ten years.
>> 2012. >> he said that from the floor at senate, and you can't be held legally responsible for that. later, harry reid was asked, do you regret that? he said, absolutely not, romney didn't win, did he? fast forward to when mr. reid was -- >> so it's okay to lie. >> apparently if that -- >> if it helps you win. so this was the quote in "the huffington post" from harry reid. mitt romney is somebody i had respect for. i have none anymore. this is a man who came out big time against trump. oh, the things he said about trump. well, that's great, that's wonderful. either he wasn't telling the truth or he's a person with no character. after having said that, i go to do homage to do this guy he said awful things about. i don't think that shows much character. coming from the guy who lied about the taxes. >> so he lied about mitt romney, but he had respect for mitt romney until mitt romney started talking to donald trump about the secretary of state job. >> so romney responded strongly.
he says, as for mr. reid, i lost respect for him when he repeatedly lied about my taxes and later admitted to it cheerily. good riddance, mr. reid. the senate will be better served without you. >> he's learning from trump after those meetings. >> my hunch is after a couple of years when people forget about how bitter the rivalry was between them, even though donald trump is turning the page, his supporters will, i think he plays a role somewhere in there. >> maybe. >> we'll see. >> he's got plenty of time on his hands and loves public service. that right there, good riddance, harry reid, that's probably a banner we didn't think we'd ever see. but there this was. now it's gone. >> you know who's here? heather. you have something important. >> in fact, speaking of harry reid, that's what my first story is. harry reid says the reports of russian hacking are as big as the watergate scandal, and now he's calling for a 9/11 commission type panel to investigate that. nancy pelosi also says she wants
a full probe. >> even if hillary clinton had won, it's still very important for us to have an investigation. i prefer an outside, nonpartisan, bipartisan commission to review it. >> well, the director of national intelligence says there's no evidence to back up the cia's hacking report. lots of conflicting opinions on this story. well, new dna testing could help solve a case that has captivated the country for 20 years now. the murder of little jonbenet ramsey in colorado. a joint investigation uncovering serious flaws on testing key evidence in the past, including what the 6-year-old girl was wearing when she died on christmas night. the new testing will be conducted with more sophisticated and sensitive kits, we're told. we'll keep following that story and bring you the latest as we get it. the pc police now hitting the baseball diamond. this is an unreal story.
an age old ritual, dressing up as rookies as women, has now been banned. major league baseball created a new anti-hazing and anti-bullying policy, prohib prohibiting players from wearing costumes that may offend some people. there they are dressed up as hooters girls. well, the new york mets had players dressed up like the cast of the movie "a league of their own." what do you all think about that? gosh, they're just having a little fun. well, bringing holiday cheer to those who fight for our freedom. dewayne "the rock" johnson hosted the first ever rock the troops event for military families. check this out. >> let us all stand together as one and salute you, our troops, for everything you do. we say thank you. >> look at that crowd right there. amazing. 50,000 -- that is in hawaii. 50,000 service members packing
the joint base pearl harbor in hawaii. tons of celebs taking part in the show, including matthew mcconaughey. that's great. we saw the bride there. she got married or engaged or something. >> looked like they got married right there on the stage. >> a lot of people. >> that's awesome. >> they must have emptied out all the islands. >> how cool does that look with the planes in the back. >> the rock makes a good looking bald elvis. >> look how big his arms are. i wonder if you put your hands around his arm -- >> that is why he was just named "people" magazine's sexiest man al alive. >> i have a friend who knows him, says he lifts weights. i'm trying to find out for sure. >> very smart friend. >> great they put on that big show out in hawaii. all right. straight ahead, wisconsin congressman sean duffy joined the president-elect on his thank you tour last night.
next hour, he'll join us to talk about the rust belt voters who helped push republicans over the top. >> and it's a season for giving to others, but our next guest says you should be giving to yourself as well. >> about time. >> financial expert chris hogan answers your e-mail on the money matters, coming up next. as a control enthusiast, i'm all-business when i travel... even when i travel... for leisure. so i go national, where i can choose any available upgrade in the aisle - without starting any conversations- -or paying any upcharges. what can i say? control suits me.
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apparently the federal government thinks something like this can happen. >> on three. three! >> that didn't really happen. i think it was a cutaway. one of those film tricks. strict safety guidelines for fo parks and schools around the country to phase out the see-saw. i got to get out of here. >> see-saw? >> regulation nation, folks. well, we're ending the year now, almost at least. it's a good time to talk about our financial -- get our financial house in order. so how do you do it? >> well, let's talk to that guy right there, ainsley. the best-selling author of "retire inspired." chris, good morning to you. thanks for joining us from nashville. >> good morning. >> the best voice. okay, chris. we're going read you meredith's e-mail. she lives in georgia.
she says, my sister and her husband don't have money to buy christmas gifts for their four kids. i want to help without enabling them. how can i do this without harming our family dynamic? what do you say? >> well, meredith, i would suggest you sit down with your sister and just have a conversation. make sure that she's comfortable with you doing this. now, if she's not comfortable, you need to respect the boundaries. if she is, then that's great, but i would make sure to emphasize this is a gift and not a loan. >> that's a good way to point it out. so you're saying go ahead and give her the money so she can buy presents for her kids. >> yeah, it's a great gesture. it's good to be generous. and now, if this sister wasn't particularly good with money, maybe you could find out some gift ideas for the kids, go buy the toys, and then give it to the sister. >> and it'senabling the sister because it's giving the kids gifts. so it's helping them to celebrate. >> it's a win/win. meanwhile, from north carolina, thomas wrote in. he said, i'm getting a $15,000 holiday bonus. >> all right.
>> but i owe $18,000 in student loans and $24,000 to a family member, which i'm paying back at 3% interest over 15 years. that seems like a lot. >> wow. >> should i use the bonus toward my student loans or the family loan? all right, chris, what should he do? >> thomas, first of all, i want to congratulate you that you're being intentional with this holiday bonus. if i'm in your shoes, i would definitely attack the student loan first. it's only $18,000. if you pay 15 toward it, that's only going to leave you 3,000 left over. if you take on an extra job, you could have this student loan, you could get sally mae out of your life for good. now, the caveat to this is if this family loan is a low-pressure situation, then that's great. if your family is giving you grief about this, then maybe you would look at paying on the family loan first. >> but in general, you guys always talk about dave ramsey's show. i know you work for dave. y'all always talk about tackling the smaller loan first so you can get that out of the way. >> that's exactly right.
tackling the smallest debt first. what it does is helps us build momentum. getting out of debt has nothing to do with math or interest rates. it's about making progress. so always attack the smallest one first. >> i love the fact that a family member is giving a 3% loan. out in california, jane says this. my husband and i are both 63. he doesn't think we should put money into a 401(k) for only four years when he plans to retire. what do you think? >> that's a good question. >> well, this is a topic i'm very passionate about. i want to help people live their retirement dream. what i would do is definitely look at the 401(k). it's never too late to start saving. i talk to a lot of people on my podcast. they say, chris, is it too late? no, it's not too late, especially with your age. there are catch-up provisions that allow you to put in more than just the basic minimums. sit down with an investment professional. walk through this and understand all your options. you can do this, and you and
your husband stick to a plan, get intentional, and stay focused. >> you can do it. >> and on chris' website, you can go there and get your riq, your retirement iq, and find out how much money you need to be putting in your 401(k) to live and survive when you retire. >> as much as you can. all right. and the final e-mail. >> this is from keith in pennsylvania. he says, my wife would like to be a stay-at-home mom. we are debt free, except for the house, with a fully funded emergency fund and about $200,000 in our retirement savings. should my wife work longer to save more money, or can she quit now? >> keith, first, i want to the congratulate you. you have done a phenomenal job paying off the home, having a good amount put away for retirement savings. what i would do is you and your wife need to sit down and really look at where you are financially. can you afford to live on one income? maybe you even practice that now before she stops working outside of the home. the key to this is going to be having a budget, understanding your expenses, and maybe making
some lifestyle adjustments. cutting back on some things to create that margin so you all can live the kind of life that you want to live. >> and it sounds like they want -- the plan is the stay-at-home mom. maybe that will come true in the coming year. >> thank you so much. great to see you, our friend. >> well, thank you all. >> merry christmas. >> merry christmas. >> there you go. each christmas, every grave in arlington gets a wreath. this year that tradition is at risk. this morning there is a huge update for you. thanks to you, the "fox & friends" viewers. afoot and light-hearted i take to the open road. healthy, free, the world before me, the long brown path before me leading wherever i choose. the east and the west are mine. the north and the south are mine. all seems beautiful to me.
placing tens of thousands of wreaths at graves at arlington national cemetery for christmas. this year that tradition was at risk because the organization did not have enough donations. >> we have been following their progress for the last couple of weeks, as you know. this morning we have a big update. >> we do. joining us once again this week is a volunteer and fundraiser with wreaths across america. she joins us today from virginia beach. >> and her husband was a navy s.e.a.l. >> absolutely. thanks for his service. good morning to you. let's go back on december 1st. you needed 110,000 wreaths. then you came on the show last week when you needed how many more wreaths? >> at that time, i believe we needed about 30,000. and your viewers responded in a very big way. big, big way. >> we told you they would. >> oh, there's no doubt. >> they're amazing. so what happened? >> well, with a grateful heart, we are very excited to announce
that we have received enough donations for every veteran's grave at arlington national cemetery to receive a wreath this year. >> fantastic. when you heard the news, what did you think? >> well, you know, this cause is so near and dear to my heart. any time, you know, we hear good news like this, i basically cry. if i wouldn't completely embarrass myself in the studio, i would do a few cartwheels. i won't do that to your viewers. >> what's the process of putting them out like? >> oh, it is -- it's kind of like a mixture of memorial day, fourth of july, and christmas. it's a time for us to pay our respects, to honor our service members, to you know, pay their sacrifice with the utmost respect. we really believe that the best way to honor the sacrifice of
our fallen service members is to take care of the families they left behind. this is a very tangible way for, you know, tens of thousands of americans to come together on that one day to do just that. >> i know you're putting them out on saturday. for the folks that are in that area, can they come out and help? >> absolutely. you know, we start early that saturday morning, and it's a free event open to the public. it's a very family friendly event. if you're in the washington, d.c., area, come on out to arlington cemetery. we also have locations -- you know, 1200 other locations throughout the country. visit the website to see if there's a location near you. >> what types of people come out? >> i'm sorry? >> what types of people come out to help you? >> oh, we have -- you know, arlington national cemetery and the national reach across america day is the one day where it doesn't matter your race, religion, sex. that day we are all americans. we are all americans saying thank you to our service members and to the gold star families.
>> well, thank you very much. you've made sure that every service member's grave at arlington is going to have a wreath. you're going to start that process very shortly. as you mentioned a moment ago, there are cemeteries all across the country you're also going to be visiting. do you have enough money to put wreaths on all those graves? >> unfortunately, we do not for those. so if people would like to donate, you know, there's still time to donate to those smaller cemeteries. hopefully next year, you know, we can focus a little bit more on that. regardless of where a veteran is buried, they deserve to be remembered at the holidays. i just really want to thank your viewers. "fox & friends," you all have been phenomenal. fox news has stepped up. any time that we've had a need, you all have stepped up in a big, big way. i just -- we truly appreciate it. it's not gone unnoticed. we really appreciate you. >> it's a message we love to share. bre, thank you. no soldier, no hero is going left behind on this holiday
season because of you and your efforts and our viewers. >> thanks, bre. >> thank you. >> merry christmas. football legend jim brown took one of those golden elevators to the top of trump tower, says he fell in love there. he joins us live to take inside his meeting with the president-elect. ready, go! hi, juice universe? one large rutabaga, with eggplant... done! that's not fair. glad i had a v8. the original way to fuel your day.
donald trump is your next president of the united states. because of you. together we're going to make washington answer to the people once again. we're going to win a lot. we're going to win so much you're going to go to paul ryan. you're going to go, mr. speaker, please, please, we can't stand winning this much. we can't take it. we're going to work so hard for you. if you don't mind, we won't be totally politically correct. if you don't mind, okay? is that all right? and we're going to cut your
taxes and we're going to have strong borders and we're going to have the wall and we're going to build up our military big league and we're going to take care of those vets. we are never, ever going to let you down. god bless you, merry christmas. merry christmas. god bless you. thank you, wisconsin. thank you. thank you. >> i remember john roberts said i cannot listen to the rolling stones again after following around donald trump for 18 months. every thank you tour moment ends with a rolling stones song. >> that's good. the message last night, though, was very, very clear. it said right there, merry christmas, usa. donald trump got his christmas present about a month early when he was elected president of the united states. the good news for him was after that dopey recount, he wound up with a larger margin. he noted last night that thanks to the jill stein recount, he
wound up with 131 more votes than he did on election night. he was a happy man with good manners because he came back to say thank you, wisconsin, for making it all happen. >> that's exactly right. you know president obama on his holiday card t says happy holidays. he's saying, i'm putting merry christmas back in the holiday season. so it's right there on the podium. merry christmas and thank you. >> but i will say this. donald trump, i'm sure, is not focusing too much on it, but what the democrats are trying to do with trying to flip these electors, what they're trying to do with this russian thing and looking into that is flat out devious and destructive. >> donald trump's message to those folks is, you lost, too bad, i won, and i'm going to continue to win. listen. >> would anybody like to keep it the way it is? i don't think. we're going to win. we're going to win. we're going to win a lot. we're going to win so much you're going to go to paul ryan,
you're going to go, mr. speaker, please, please, we can't stand winning this much. we can't take it. and he's going to come to see me and he's going to go, mr. president, the people in wisconsin are tired of winning so much. you're winning with health care. we're winning on the border. we're winning with isis because we are going to get isis out. we're winning all over, mr. president. they just can't take it anymore. say, paul, i'm sorry. i'm sorry. you have to go back and tell him we're going to keep winning and winning and winning whether they like it or not. >> now, it's only 8:03 in the east. i have not looked online, but i'm wondering if there is outrage that the president-elect was behind a podium that said merry christmas on it. with christmas trees behind him, a whole forest of them. >> i think we won the war on christmas already. >> brian, it's alive and well
certain quarters. >> they're taking the cross down off the trees in indiana. >> one tree, it's coming down. meanwhile, the big story is -- >> that's a lot. >> one? we have the whole country. >> that's just a story today. every day we have a different city. >> the war on christmas, christmas won. it's the after-school special that came true. the war on christmas is over. >> i think donald trump's message has been the culture has been heading in a direction he wasn't comfortable with and a lot of people aren't. look, some people say happy holidays. some people say merry christmas. donald trump and the trumps are a family that say merry christmas. so he's not going to stop. >> sometimes you say happy holidays because you don't know if somebody is jewish or catholic. >> or you might be trying to include new year's, that area between christmas and new year's. >> i think the point is, say whatever you want to say, but don't be upset if someone is saying merry christmas. >> well, if it's christmas season, high five somebody.
meanwhile, the thank you tour in wisconsin yesterday. it was time for republicans to come together. clearly they have, especially in wisconsin. in attendance, congressman duffy, senator ron johnson, reince priebus, and a guy named paul ryan who had some famous friction with donald trump. >> so donald trump -- are we going to hear him? >> any second. >> oh, no, i've come to appreciate him. speaker paul ryan. where is the speaker? where is he? he has been -- i'll tell you, he has been terrific. you know, honestly, he's like a fine wine. every day goes by, i get to appreciate his genius more and more. now, if he ever goes against me, i'm not going to say that. he's a great guy. we have some amazing things in store. we're going to work on taxes. we're going to work on
obamacare. he's going to lead the way, so thank you. we're going to work on the wall, paul. >> yeah, because paul has been very clear, he's not for the wall at this point. he's for securing the border. look, they had a terrible relationship before the election, just as he did with mitt romney. but in the name of unity, they have all come together, and now with particularly speaker ryan, they got to go to washington and get stuff done. >> i think they need each other. i think donald trump needs him to help him repeal and replace obamacare. he knows everything about obamacare. he likes this plan. i think he needs, paul ryan, kneads donald trump to help restore his reputation. a lot of people were angry with him. >> sadly, the republicans do not have a plan ready to go as of yet. mean while, governor rick perry got some good news a while ago. he probably knew it ahead of time. he'll be the next secretary of energy nominee if he passes the muster. congressman ryan zinke, the 23-year veteran of the navy
s.e.a.l.s will be the interior secretary, leaving his post as congressman from montana. >> that's right. of course, the big announcement yesterday was despite the fact we thought it was going to be ru rudy, then mitt, ultimately secretary of state is going to go to the ceo of exxonmobil, rex tillerson, who actually will take a gigantic pay cut. he'll be making 1/145th of what he was at exxonmobil. donald trump last night at the thank you america tour out in wisconsin had these comments about that man, who he thinks is a world-class deal maker. >> rex is one of the greatest and most skilled global business leaders of our time. made some of the greatest deals ever made in the oil industry or any industry. a great diplomat, a strong man, a tough man. honestly, they've never seen a resume like this before. we're going to have somebody
that's going to be very special. >> so bob gates, who recommended him first to donald trump reportedly, called him a hard-nosed realist. he's a consultant for exxon with his company. condoleezza rice had brought him up the day before to vice president nominee pence. in the past, he's been on a think tank with mika brzezinski. however, not won over yet is senator mccain. not won over yet is marco rubio. he can't afford to lose anybody. >> we interviewed robert charles, who's a past assistant secretary of state. he made a good point. he was talking about the relationship he's had with other heads of state and with russia for the last 20 years, that you need that relationship in order to sit down and trust is most important. listen to what else he had to say. >> diplomacy ultimately boils down to trust. i think he has proven over decades that he is a trusted
entity all over the world. it's very easy to imagine that anybody docked that job, but it's a job that requires being able to go one on one with somebody, look them in the eye, and get to an agreement on an outcome. what has he done for several decades? he's been generating outcomes, not just pushing paper, not a johnny come lately diplomat. he's somebody who's done, walked the walk. so net/net, i think he's going to be a great manager at the state department. i think he knows these cultures, and i think it was actually a brilliant out of the box choice. >> those who think he's anti-climate change, he has supported a carbon tax in the past. >> meanwhile, donald trump said last night as well, it's good they've got somebody as our top diplomat who is friends with people we want to do business with in the future. of course, he's talking about all sorts of foreign ministers and stuff like that who he's done deals with as the head guy at exxon. >> that's right. worked his way up from engineer to ceo.
>> hard work pays off. >> heather has more headlines for us. dangerous pool chemicals filling the air, forcing thousands of people to stay inside their homes. a semi truck carrying toxic material crashed just a short time ago and burst into flames. the fumes posing serious relt hazards to people in murphysboro in central tennessee. the freeway is now shut down. nearby neighborhoods are on mandatory lockdown. we're told that semi driver is okay. we will keep watching this breaking story and bring you any new information on that. another fox news alert right now. this one coming in from overseas. isis terrorists buying an arsenal of military-grade weapons on what's being described as an industrial scale. the alarming new report out of the uk says that extremists are now manufacturing and stocking explosives, rockets, and drones in bulk. majority of these chemicals and materials are coming from factories in turkey. the new report also says that
isis is producing ammunition at an unprecedented rate. we'll keep watching that one as well. and we all know that president-elect donald trump's plans to stop illegals from pouring in across the border. >> we're going to build a wall. people are saying, you think trump's going to build a wall? trust me, we're going to build a wall. >> turns out france already has one. take a look at this thing. it is a brand new 13-foot height concrete wall built along a highway in northern france. it's all to stop migrants from jumping on trucks headed to england. guess who pays for this? the uk. even though it's in france. okay. well, heartbreak and shock rocking hollywood this morning. the actor alan thicke best known as the iconic dad on the 1980s sitcom "growing pains" has died. ♪ thicke reportedly had a heart attack while he was playing hockey with his 19-year-old son. in addition to acting, thicke is also remembered as an
accomplished songwriter and composer. among his work, the theme songs for "different strokes" and "the facts of life." his son robin taking to instagram this morning, calling him the greatest man i ever met. alan thick was just 69 years old. those are your headlines. we're so sorry to see him go. so many of us grew up with him. >> i don't want things to change. after losing my grandparents, i just want things to stay the same. that's so sad. we did grow up with him. >> he was the great sitcom dad and good friend of the program as well. here's an interesting bit of trivia. next time you watch "wheel of fortune," he wrote the original theme song. >> did he really? the song they're still using? >> no, the original. >> oh, okay. 12 minutes after the hour, wisconsin congressman sean duffy joined the president-elect on his thank you tour last night. >> i promise you, we will not let you down.
we won't let you down. >> next, the congressman and his wife rachel join us live, unless they let us down. i don't think they will. and how did john podesta's e-mails get hacked? turns out it was just one typo from people at the campaign. mone hundredts thousand times a day, sending oxygen to my muscles. again! so i can lift even the most demanding weight. take care of all your most important parts with centrum. now verified non gmo and gluten free.
we are going to work our hearts out to make sure that we keep that promise that donald trump has said so often. that we are going to make america safe again. we're going to make america prosperous again. and with donald trump and this great wisconsin team, we are going to make america great again. >> great. wisconsin republican congressman sean duffy joining donald trump on his thank you tour last night, celebrating those rust belt voters who voted republican for the first time in nearly 30 years in wisconsin. and the congressman joins us now along with his wife, fox news contributor, rachel campos-duffy. good morning to both of you. >> good morning, steve. >> morning. >> that was quite a show he put on. i mentioned earlier, i would like to see one of these shows every night of the week, different times of the day so
that it doesn't just interrupt o'reilly all the time. what's extraordinary is the number of people who showed up. it was 10 degrees yesterday in your home state. yet, thousands were there, weren't they, congressman? >> yes, steve, it was 10 degrees. people waited in line for hours in this freezing weather just to get in to see donald trump. i know your viewers might think that only happens for the green bay packers, but it also happens for donald trump. it's been 32 years since wisconsin voted for a republican presidential candidate. there was a lot of energy and excitement to see donald trump come in and just say, you know what, thank you, and i appreciate your vote and your support and i'm going to work for you. >> he not only said thank you, he said merry christmas. as we look at him, there he was on the front of the podium that said merry christmas, usa. behind him, he had a whole forest of christmas trees, which you think is an important message. >> i think it was a great message. it actually -- the stage kind of reminded me of a uso show with
bob hope. it was like we haven't seen that in a presidential stage in a long time. and yeah, if you're a parent, you're sick of those winter concerts and you're sick of going to stores and seeing giving trees and holiday trees. i think it's a return to our national identity and our traditions. so i think that really struck the crowd. when he said merry christmas, the crowd went positively wild. >> that's great. we saw it on tv. congressman, you know, it was very clear the president-elect had nothing to say but praise for the republicans there in wisconsin. it was good to see him and paul ryan embracing each other. you know, five weeks ago i think both of them wanted to kill each other. >> the claws had come out on both sides on the two teams. but you know what, it was because of the work on paul ryan and ron johnson and scott walker and the work we did here in our part of the state that actually helped donald trump get 22,000 extra votes and beat hillary clinton in our great state.
i thought what was unique on the stage last night was that donald trump was truly genuine in his affection and friendship with paul ryan. that friendship and that trust is going to be so important for both sides, the white house and the congress, to work together to get the policy right so we make america so sick of winning, they can't stand it anymore. and it's those two leaders that are going to be working together, helping make sure we take out those rough edges around the policy that we get this great agreement. >> there was a lot of speculation, would they ever be able to come together. if you know paul ryan like we know paul ryan, we had no doubt that this was going to happen because if you know paul ryan, you like him and you're impressed with how smart he is and how much he wants to get done. there was just a real clear sign of unity in wisconsin. >> he's a fine wine. >> right. that's important because trump wants to get a lot done and needs the speaker. all right. representative sean duffy and rachel campos-duffy joining us
from wisconsin. >> merry christmas. >> merry christmas to you as well. all right. it's 20 minutes now after the top of the hour. you probably have seen this commercial, but does it really work? ainsley is live with a very special guest. her little girl hayden putting that to the test. why do some cash back cards make earning bonus cash back so complicated? they limit where you can earn bonus cash back to a few places... ...and those places keep changing every few months. the quicksilver card from capital one doesn't do any of that. with quicksilver you earn unlimited 1.5% cash back
all right. time for some quick headlines on this wednesday morning. fist up, jill stein's crusade to expose voter injustice has backfired once again. the green party candidate just blew the lid off major ballot box fraud in the city of detroit, where hillary clinton won big. election officials uncovering more votes than voters in a third of the city's precincts. how do you do that? and a typo may have led to
john podesta's e-mails getting hacked. "new york times" reporting a clinton aide warned podesta and others about a phishing scam in march writing, quote, this is a legitimate e-mail. john needs to change his password immediately. well, the writer meant instead of legitimate to use the word illegitimate. podesta clicked it and exposed his g-mail account. then it just went all haywire. all right. ainsley, brian, over to you. >> thank you, steve. all week we are putting those famous as seen on tv products to the test, like this one. >> are you tired of slicing and dicing by hand and bulky slicers that clutter your countertop? stop. introducing one-second slicer, the amazing food preparation station that slices, dices, chops, minces, and juliennes. >> i love the woman sweating trying to use her knife. we wanted to know, does the one second slicer really work?
>> here to help us put it to the test is lifestyle expert and ebay style contributor. hey, anna. >> hey. everyone on those infomercials always look like they have the toughest life. >> black and white. then it's in color and the music goes on. >> i'm a sucker for a gadget too. let's put this to the netest in realtime. this is the one second slicer. we're going to go from easiest to hardest. go ahead. so technically speaking, the one second slicer does slice in a second, but you have to do a ton of prep work in order for it to then work. >> no one has time for that. >> you can cut it into a three-inch piece. you're good. look at this. what you're going to do now is put the cucumber right there. the smaller one. this is why it gets tricky. go ahead. press it down. it dices for you. >> i'm so sweaty. >> then what you can do is you
can go ahead and you can dice it. it does save time. >> i could talk on the phone. i could talk to others. ic listen to the television. >> you sure can. you could do a carrot. go ahead. >> bottom line is you're impressed with this. >> i like it because it also gives you the little uniform -- it gives you yoon form pieces. when you cook, it's going to cook evenly. the one trick to think about, an onion is a lot easier. you have to slice, then it dices for you. we can do so many. what i love about this, too, is that it does give you different attachments. you can do potatoes, different types of slices. it doesn't necessarily mince, guys. >> oh, wow. that is sharp. >> it is sharp. be very careful. >> there you go. this is a big thumbs up, am i correct? >> you can get it. >> steve's wife kathy has one of these. she says she loves it. it's a good one. >> this next one here is called the easy peasy happy mat.
the premise is it makes meal time less messy. it's made out of silicone. it's a silicone place mat. try to lift it. >> oops. >> it's hard. it's hard to lift if you're lifting as a child from the bottom. >> i have a strength of ten men, so i'm not a good person. >> you put it in front of the child. >> you can put it on a high chair. the idea is they're not going to be able to put the bowl on their head, throw the bowl. >> does she like it? >> she loves christmas trees. >> this isn't a modeled baby? this is your baby? >> she should be, right? >> absolutely. she's beautiful. this is your daughter, brought in for an as seen on tv spot. >> and look, it works. she's eating her cereal and it's not coming off. >> i read some reviews. you can't let your child see how you actually lift it. you have to lift it from the
edges. if she sees it, she'll know. they'll know how to pick it up. >> don't let them see. >> you have to do it all in hiding. >> i love this. >> let me see how smart my kid is. let her see, see if she does it. >> i'm an adult. i'm going to pick this up. hayden. >> look at brian. >> look, look, look. look what i'm doing. sooim so smart. you don't want to try that, do you? >> hayden? hayden, show them. >> look at this, hayden. she saw. i can't believe it. >> she's so smart. >> isn't she the cutest. >> she was doing it earlier. >> two thumbs up. these are great christmas presents. i'm all for it. thank you very much. >> guess what we're doing tomorrow. we're doing the my pillow. >> everyone asks me about the my
pillow. >> this is exciting. >> you know what commercial we're talking about. that's tomorrow. meanwhile, coming up next -- >> thanks so much. >> you got it. >> the biggest name in basketball just threw some serious shade at president-elect -- i love using that term. it's so natural. lebron james, what he's doing in this picture tells a big story. and football legend jim brown took one of those golden elevators to the top of the tower yesterday. he says he fell in love with mr. trump. he joins us next to tell us what else happened inside that elevator. steve's bothering him right now. when cold and flu hold you back
the best simple dinner ever? heart healthy california walnuts. great tasting, heart healthy california walnuts. so simple. get the recipes at walnuts.org. trump met with kanye west at trump tower and even posed for photos in the lobby. that's a photo, yeah. can we see that again? they're calling it when cheesy met yeezy. >> funny stuff. didn't the kardashians support donald trump? >> i don't know. i bet kris jenner did. i know she's conservative. or at least in her religious -- i'm not sure. i don't know. >> all right.
meanwhile, president-elect donald trump rolling up his sleeves to create thousands of jobs for the american worker. >> the ibm boss walked in and said i already promised thousands of jobs on the eve of the major meeting with tech bosses at trump tower this afternoon. >> just named "fox & friends" weekend co-host, abby huntsman, has the details. >> we will celebrate, but first to this story. we're just hours away from mr. trump hosting 12 of the top tech ceos in the world to talk about how to bring back jobs to america's rust belt. one of those companies, ibm, already jumping the gun, pledging to add 25,000, quote, new-collar jobs, nationwide over the next four years. the company will also invest $1 billion in training and development. at a victory rally yesterday in wisconsin, mr. trump doubling down on his commitment to american workers. listen. >> we want to use all of the brain power because we're going to bring us back. we're going to be not only great, we're going to be greater
than ever before. you watch. you watch. and tomorrow coming up to the office, the true giants of silicon valley. we're going to talk about how to grow jobs. we're going to talk about how they can stay on top. >> well, today's meeting features an all-star cast of ceos, including elon musk, apple's tim cook, jeff bezos of amazon, sheryl sandberg of facebook. other companies like google, intel, and microsoft will also be there to hear mr. trump's pitch to keep jobs, of course, here in the united states. an all-star cast. i would love to be a fly on that wall. >> so i bet trump has got a blank piece of paper and he's going to write down, okay, 25,000 from ibm. tim cook, how many from you? i bet before it's all done -- >> if not, you're fired. >> apple is already talking about bringing jobs back, but they always said -- i remember steve jobs said there's not enough engineers here. i need to bring it over there.
we'll see what happens. >> it's interesting because the guy from softbank in japan, when he held up that thing, also held up a powerpoint presentation that had foxconn on it. >> people from all walks of life walking into trump tower. really from every industry. >> we're glad you walked through the doors of fox news. congratulations on getting the weekend job. >> it's a great family. when i'm out on the road doing the diners and whatnot, people always ask, what is the family like at "fox & friends" off camera? >> what do you say? >> honestly, you guys are just as nice, just as wonderful off camera. ic not be more excited to officially join the crew. really, it's a special place to be. i'm humbled. >> talk about nice, so is heather. >> thank you very much. congratulations. >> we're happy. we're so happy to have abby officially on board. good morning to all of you. hope you're off to a great day. i have some new stories to bring you, starting with a serious
one. chilling new police body cam video shows the moment that two georgia police officers are shot. those officers caught off guard as the suspect opens fire during a traffic stop. watch this. >> shots fired. dispatch, shots fired. >> 22-year-old officer jeffrey martin was hit in the hand. 50-year-old michael schulman was hit in the arm. both men are expected to be okay. the suspect now behind bars. it's been a violent week for police officers in that state. six georgia officers have been shot in the past week alone. a shocking discovery underground. down that ladder is a massive tunnel crossing the mexican border and into california. that tunnel stretching from tijuana to san diego. it's about 20 miles long. it has lights, rails, and also an elevator. mexican police say the cartel run by el chapo used it to smuggle drugs into the united states. a second tunnel, which is unfinished, was also found. we've seen that one before.
and sorry, ladies, the star from hgtv's "property brothers" is officially off the market now. >> you seem to know her very well. you know exactly what she wants. >> i'm a man that listens. >> so you know she's going to kill you. >> yeah, didn't think that far ahead. >> drew scott is set to tie the knot with his long-time girlfriend linda phan. scott whisked his fiance to a surprise engagement party with their closest family and friends. best wishes to you. see you soon. brian, let's head over to you. retired superstar jim brown and ray lewis joining the list of high-profile guests at trump tower. the former football champs met mr. trump, the president-elect, to discuss solutions for many black communities. so how did it go? jim brown and long-time activist. great to see you again. >> good to see you, brian. >> in case you don't know, jim and i were hosting a radio show back in 1990 for about four years. it was great. i knew right back then it was so
much more than sports with you. everyone knows that. what was it like meeting donald trump? what did you expect? what did you find? >> it was really not surprising because his characterization of things are so broad. but he was a nice man. and he was knowledgeable. he gave me great respect. i was so encouraged because, you y get what i do. they've done their research. it was really like talking to myself. >> you know a lot of people that say they want to help. you left that meeting thinking that they are ready to help and go into action. why? >> because of the knowledge they had of who i am. most people think i just play football. they understood "american" like i understand it. >> the program. >> that's right. my big joy in life is to help people, to make a difference in
this country, not to just talk about it. so they had done their research, which means that the program that exists won't have to be duplicated. we have the program, they get behind it. i get all my celebrity friends and my little gangsters in the neighborhood -- >> and you mean it. these are former gangsters. >> top and the bottom. the business world led by bruce owen and ohio. it's a great combination of people we're putting together to help out the situation. the concentration will be to eliminate violence because there are young black kids getting killed every day. homicide rate is unreal. nobody's talking about it. and then the education. specifically, the life management education, life skills that are the fundamentals that a person needs to know how to continue and become successful. >> you're talking about things
people get from families a lot of times, from the traditional families you get a lot of them. that's not the case in a lot of these inner city situations. so you're looking at situations the way they are, not the way you want them to be, and you're trying to fix it. it's more than just money. you need a program. do you think that he's going to put the money behind your program to make it truly national and fully funded in a way that's going to make a massive impact? >> i think so. >> why? >> because we have probably the best program in the country. we have many years to point to. and we have many like-minded people that's behind it. so it's not like something new, something you have to research. all of that has been done. if the government steps in at this particular time and supports the private sector that we have, it'll be dine nynamite. >> right. and helping people help other people. it's more than just money.
look up the program and support it. it's unbelievable the impact you've made. i want to talk to you more about this on radio. >> absolutely. >> great to see you. still making a huge impact. thanks so much, jim. >> thank you. meanwhile, coming up straight ahead. another big problem. the va raiding their medical facilities in secret. this morning the head of the va is defending that. really? army veteran pete hegseth up for that job. he's next.
when are they leaving? grilled cheese and campbell's tomato soup go together like grandchildren and chaos. made for real, real life. the secretary of veterans affairs, robert mcdonald, does not think you or me or anybody would understand his department's internal review of america's medical centers. >> in a letter to the "usa today," he said, to be clear, no va medical facility is bad or failing.
this internal process keeps the va from the everyone gets a blue ribbon syndrome. it may be counterintuitive to the uninformed, but it works. the great stay great, the good get better. >> army vet and fox news contributor pete hegseth joins us live. so what's going on is apparently the va had this rating system that tells you whether or not a facility stinks. >> correct. >> apparently there are a bunch of them that stink, and they don't want to tell us which ones. >> and they don't want to reveal that to the american people. it looks like they're trying to do the right thing by vets. in reality, what they've got is a secret ratings system of veterans and hospitals that reveals that a lot of them are still one-star facilities. our veterans should not be going
to one-star facilities. and our veterans don't get to see this rating system. >> why wouldn't they want transparency so we can fix the problem? >> because this ratings system is built for bureaucrats. it's built for the va to protect itself. it says not everyone gets a blue ribbon. in fact, everyone does get a blue ribbon in this system because no one knows how bad it is, and the veterans are left wondering whether they're going to a good facility. if you put the vet at center, you make everything transparent. here's how long you're going to wait, here's how good your facility is, here's whether we have a doctor shortage. it's our job to serve you, not the other way around. >> you think they're just scared because they don't want the vets to be in an uproar when they find out their hospital or facility is the one? >> of course. it's covering your rear end. >> who's going to go to a one star when you drive 50 miles and you can go to a two or three star? >> that's the point. if you're stuck at a one star, you should have a choice to go to a private facility right next doo door to that va facility. >> going forward, what do we need to see in donald trump is the new president-elect.
he says he's going to be transparent, put everything on the table so we're all informed. what needs to be done? >> first thing you need to do is, in my humble opinion, not keep bob mcdonald. he's not been open and transparent about the failures of this department. then give veterans a choice. fire a whole lot of people who have been part of the this cover-up. then you need to make sure you investigate top to bottom where these problems have come from. >> when the va system was started, it was because people came back from war with unique injuries that the local guy couldn't take care of. that doesn't exist anymore with the exception of tbi and some specialized injuries. isn't it time just to forget about the va hospital and give everybody a card so they can go everywhere? >> you can give them a choice without cratering the va system. i think there are some great things, great facilities, great doctors. giving a private choice does not mean you privatize and shut down the entire system. it's a simple choice. veterans should have it. >> let's see what he does. thank you very much. next up on "fox & friends," a favorite is getting into the christmas spirit.
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>> if you get a perfect 10. would have won "the voice" and "american idol." >> thank you. >> we'll be singing on television, "winter wonderland." >> how do you know that? >> there are new questions today what is being described as a last-ditch effort to overturn donald trump's election victory. are democrats attempting an electoral coup? very serious question as we start this wednesday morning. hope you're well at home. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom." nice to be back. martha: good have you back. hello, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. we'll have much more on that in just a moment. first president-elect donald trump took the big thank you tour to wisconsin last night. two well-known locals, paul ryan and governor scott walker. reince priebus was there as well. mike pence on the stage. lots of wisconsin guys and one from indiana in the vice president. mr. trump singing praises of his pick