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florida. and florida was even. florida was even that whole night. the big big beautiful state. i love florida. and it's even. and then all all of a sudden. we haven't hit the pan handle, right? anybody live in the pan handle? [ cheers and applause ] oh i love the pan handle. and, you know, you had to see the people. they were so devastated, the media. the anchors. so they have been saying for months and months that trump is going to get absolutely killed. i remember three weeks before the election. one of them, i won't say the name. he said how is trump going to lead the rest of his life? because this is one of the most devastating defeats. he will suffer so badly. and his whole career -- which is true, which is good. like your football team, right? how good are they?
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frankly, all of your football teams, they do well, right? but this guy. he was saying it with such joy. and he was saying it was three and a half weeks before the pliemry. i went i told my wife, man, that was pretty bad to hear. his whole life has been based on winning. and he is going to suffer one of the greatest defeats in the history of politics. right jeff? that is what they were saying. we were going to lose the presidency. i was going to take down with me the house and the senate. and it was going to go down as the single greatest defeat in the history of politics. and three weeks later we had the single greatest victory in the history of politics. that is what they say. we won -- i don't know if you know this. nationwide -- thank you.
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"usa" is right. made in the usa. we're going to put that sign up. made in the usa. on our products that we're going to start making a lot of. it was a terrible kind of thing. he was saying it like he was very happy. but we went back to work and i went really down to work. i didn't to interviews. all i did was stuff like this. i didn't want to do interviews because you make a beautiful statement and you say i didn't say that. and well when they leave the other half of the sentence or don't talk about the back part of the paragraph it is not so good. and i said i don't want to deal with these people. i said if you want to quote me u quote me from the speeches. now i get nice quotes. even there they will do a line a funny line. give you an example of what happened today. one of the papers wrote a story. i was talking a lot of fun over the last couple of days. i said prior to the election you
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people were strong and vicious and violent. and you wanted to win. and i'm saying it kiddingly, right? and you wanted to win but you were vicious as vicious i've ever seen. and we all were laughing and having fun. and i said then after the election, meaning last night or the night before when i was in different places, like pennsylvania. hershey, pennsylvania was unbelievable. and now you are mellow. you are low key. you are just sitting back. you won, you won. you're chilling out. so i said that and everybody laughed and they had fun. so today a couple of the groups, i won't tell you which station. but it is ridiculous. they say, see we were right. donald trump is calls his people vicious. donald trump. he said that these people are so bad. so we can't have a little humor folks. because if we have humor they are going take it. and, you know, when you report it or write it out it does sound
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that way. but when you see it you know exactly what we're talking about. so they are very dishonest people. but we understand. we shouldn't change, right? we can't change. because people get it. obviously because i think i just heard a statement that we won like 2700 counties. where is claekellyanne? ? get her up here. she told me 2700. come here. she didn't know i was going to do this. [ applause ] where is hope? hope, get up here hope. hope get up here. she's always on the phone talking to the reporters, trying to get the reporters to straighten out their dishonest stories. hope it's kellyanne. so kellyanne, and you have seen
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her. every day sees her on television. right? so in the history of politics of this country she is the first campaign manager to ever win as a female. and she did a fantastic job. kellyanne. tell them about the --. >> hi again. so your president elect donald trump won over 2600 counties. [ cheers and applause ] huge. he also want 31 of the 50 states. 306 electoral votes. and had any of those graphics on tv, sir, said "road to the popular vote" we have would have been in california and others
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and new york. and we would have won the popular vote. [ applause ] and there is one other thing that doesn't get a ton of coverage which i think is incredibly impressive about the trum trump/pence victory. donald trump your next president turned 200 counties across this country from president obama in 2012 to president trump in 2016. [ cheers and applause ] now hope hicks is a tremendously talented person. she started with us from day one. she used to be in my real estate company. i said what do you know ant politics? she said absolutely nothing. i said congratulations, you are into the world of politics. right? she knew nothing.
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and she was there the first day and she was fantastic. and i just say a couple of words. she's a little shy but that's okay. because she is really, really talented. hope, say a couple of words. >> hi. merry christmas, everyone. and thank you donald trump. >> we had a great team. we had a great team. so the other side when we won so big in ohio, and we won so big in iowa. we weren't supposed to win like that. and we had those horrible exit polls. you remember the exit polls started coming out and everybody? you know they did that to suppress the vote. in places like california and
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other places, you see, because there is a three hour gap. and they say i love trump but i'm not going to waste my time. the exit polls come out. and my daughter and jared called up. ivanka and jared. thebts it's looking bad. i said what's looking bad? i can't we just michigan. and i said what's looking bad? and she said those exit polls are just horrible. and it is not looking good. so i went to my wife. i said do you know what? i don't feel badly about this. because i worked as hard as you could work. don't forget that last month, i did two and three speeches a day. like this. big crowd. i really did. i worked as much as you could
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possibly physically do. and they have written this. i don't think anybody has ever worked harder in a last month of the presidential campaign than i did. nobody. and i covered 17 states. and i went to maine. i needed one. because they all said you could not get to 270. remember? or they would say it a litdiffe. they would say there is no path to 270 for donald trump. he will not win the election. so i said i'll get to 270. i'm going to go to maine two, which is one. it's got an x called -- i got it too by the way. i got that one vote. right? [ cheers and applause ] i got it. i got that one vote. but i went to maine. that is the beauty of this electoral system. you know in the other if you go with the popular vote, i'd go new york state, california, back
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forth, it would be much easier. the problem is every other place you stop in florida you stop in texas. you wouldn't see any place else. it would be so much easier. i think i'd actually do better but you never see most of the country. and i the electoral vote. i never appreciated it until now. how genius it was what they had in mind. because at that time they didn't want everybody going to boston and new york, and everything else would be forgotten and now it is the same thing. it's genius, telling you. it's genius. i went to 17 states. i went to states that, you know, you just wouldn't go to. and they were great. and i went to places, frankly that normally you wouldn't be thinking about too much and they were incredible and they came through for me. most of them really, really came through. so then you had the hillary people saying that --
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[ crowd chanting ] >> eh, we won. let's see. we won. but yet the hillary people are on and they are saying we're going to win the state of florida. we have information we're going to win. maybe their information was how many people voted illegally. maybe that was the information. but of course, you know, when i say that, they will say isn't that a terrible thing that he said? isn't that terrible? you got to look into that folks. but the problem is when you win florida by that much, there is nothing much they can do. you can't have people and numbers that is bigger than the number of people. so they said you can't win and
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we're -- and we end up, "breaking news. ladies and gentlemen, donald trump has won the state of florida." and these people are -- [ cheers and applause ] i remember they had one guy. i guess he was mid level. and he was saying we're going win the state of florida. he's representing her. we're going to win the state of florida. we're going to win north carolina. but florida is looking strong. and the announcer said excuse me we have something breaking. breaking news. trump has won the state of florida and the guy is standing there like, what happened? and then they said i can't win north carolina. and by the way they raised $2 million. they raised so much more money compared to me. i spent like peanuts compared to what they spent. underbudget and ahead of
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schedule. does that sound about right? like we're going to have oroads built and our planes built and our f-35s. one of the most expensive. we're going to straighten things out. but underbudget. in the old days you will have some people here that will tell you. when you spend less money and win, that is much better than the other way. and i had cases where i was tied or up in a poll. but she had spent in a state like fifty million and i had spent like two million. and they said donald trump is not spending the money. and i'm saying wait that's a good thing. they don't understand it. that's actually a good thing. if i can do that. if i can do that, as the good thing. [ applause ] i remember in the primary in new hampshire -- i love new hampshire. and in new hampshire i spent a tiny amount. almost nothing.
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and another person spent like $22 million. i spent nothing and i won. and i said before i won like this person was doing great because he was spending much more money. i said great but i'm going to win the state. so remember for all the young people here when you spend less money and you win that is a good thing, not a bad thing. all right? the press. so then their next state was north carolina. which was great. and they outspent me five/1 at least. but i had my son there is and it was great. we had incredible people there. and they came out and again, "breaking news." donald trump has won north carolina. unbelievable. and then pennsylvania. we were doing so good in pennsylvania. but every republican for like 38 years has lost pennsylvania. some large ridiculous number. and they always called it the bride that got away.
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i don't even know if that is politically correct when the press says it. now if i say it they will say it is not politically correct but they say it so for them it is fine, right? so you thought every republican for 30 years thought they won the state of pennsylvania. it is a big state. and they didn't. i said we're going to win pennsylvania. three congressmen there were who were incredible. anyway, so we're looking and there is one percent left and i'm leading by a lot. and even if i lost 100% of the 1% there was no way could lose the state. but they would not call the state. now, i knew. in fact i started accepting victory. because if i win pennsylvania now i win. and the other side is saying they are going to win pennsylvania but when they looked at the numbers they understood it too. it was over. and then we had a surprise. breaking news, donald trump has
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won the state of wisconsin. [ applause ] and people are saying where did that come from? what happened? because we were -- we thought we were going to do well there, but we won it. and now they are in trouble. they are really in trouble. and i don't know if you saw -- they had the most beautiful stage. in fact i wanted to swap stages with them around midway through. i wanted to maybe swap. you know they had that beautiful picture of the country and magnificent. you know they had -- they spent $7 million on fireworks. and they knew something was wrong. one of their people, who's a high-level guy said we made a big mistake. we made a big mistake. we're going to lose. and he was telling that to people. and i felt we were going to win. but then all of a sudden they canceled their fireworks a weekend and i said you know what, i found fireworks just don't work when you lose. do you agree with it?
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[ cheers and applause ] did you ever see one of your football teams when they lose have fireworks in the stadium? no. it's called depression. but they canceled their fireworks. and then just to be cute, we sent an offer in. we offered to buy their fireworks for five cents on the dollar. but they had a very good company. grewchy or something. they had a great company. we offered to buy it for 5 cents on the dollar but we never heard back. they had this incredible. they took the convention center. and i took sort of a small bathroom because if i lost i wanted to get out. here would be my case. i come up. ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much, i really appreciate it. i my supporters. i love you focus. it was a movement. but it was a movement that didn't work. right?
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right? and i would have said i want to thank my wife, i want to thank my family. bye-bye, i'm out of here. right? so i didn't want to have this huge expensive thing. so i had a ballroom in the city. and then all of a sudden we started seeing we were going to win. and we knew we were going to win even though they didn't call pennsylvania. they called it at like 3:00 in the morning. they should have called it -- because if you looked at the ratings they were making a fortune by not calling it. before we won, the state of pennsylvania. the state of michigan. everyone said, oh. and then they started having the cameras. and i said it last night. you had one guy who's really good. he's really good on the maps, right? you know who i'm talking about. and that map was so red. it was so unbelievable. that map, you know, they used to show it and it was really depressing. everything was blue, blue, blue. they had the blue wall. remember the blue wall that was
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unbreakable? boy did we shatter that wall. we shattered that wall that. wall was shattered. that wall will never be the same. so we broke the wall. so now we won wisconsin. now we won michigan. and i'll never forget the guy. he was devastated. this was not in his -- he never even thought of this. and his hand is like quivering. because he puts it on the map and the map turns red. donald trump has won the state of wisconsin. donald trump -- oh no. oh no. no. no. please check this. please check this. donald trump has won the state of michigan. and it is very unfair to the people of pennsylvania. they never got the glory. it is like the guy, you know, that could rush for one yard and get the glory -- they didn't get the glory. but we love our people in pennsylvania because they were there for us. so now he goes. so now he goes -- because they
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have been saying there was no way to get to 270. remember? there is no path do 270. and the most they could get me to was 269. remember that? 269? i never once got above in their minds 269. they get paid a lot of money. they don't know what the hell they are talking about, folks. i'll tell you. i never once -- i never once got -- jeff will tell you. i never once got above 269. i was watching it for months. that is where i got upset with texas. i kept saying tkz, we're going to win it.exas, we're going to win it. and that is why i kept going to maine. i needed that one. i needed that one. and now he's up. wisconsin, michigan. and now, he goes "there is no path for hillary clinton to
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become president of the united states." [ cheers and applause ] "donald trump and his great movement is president of the united states." that was pretty great. [ cheers and applause ] it was pretty good and some sports casters an espn said that is as good as it gets and called it entertainment. and it is experiment. but in a way it's not. because we're going to get to work and in a certain way to hard work begins and we're going to make great deals and we're going to make you so happy and so proud. and jeff sessions is going to
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make you so happy and so proud. for years the jobs and wealth have been ripped out of our country. foreign powers have gotten rich, bleeding america dry. and not a lot of people know it better than the people of alabama and the people of the south in general. because you know what's happened. but that is all behind us. we are going to stand up for the american worker like nobody has ever stood up for that worker before. our economic agenda can be summed up in three very beautiful words: jobs, jobs, jobs. [ cheers and applause ] there's a woman out there got very excited by those three words. it's exciting though, right?
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that is why we're going to lower our business tax rate from 35% down 15%. and you are going to see things happen. we're one of the highest in the world right now. just about the highest. and we are going to be among the lowest. and you are going to see what's going to happen. it is going to be beautiful. that is why we're also going to eliminate job-killing regulations and lift the restrictions on the production of american energy, including shale, oil, natural gas and beautiful, clean coal. we're going to put our miners back to work. our miners are going back to work, folks. we're also going to rebuild america's crumbling infrastructure. and boy, does it need it. it needs it. we have spent six trillion dollars in the middle east. we could have rebuilt our country three times over.
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it is time, folks. with all of that, we're going to knock the hell out of isis. we have no choice. [ cheers and applause ] i'm asking congress to support the construction of new roads, bridges, airports, tunnels and railways all across this nation. and we will put our people back to work. it is time to help get americans off welfare and back into the labor market, rebuilding this country with american hands by american workers. my administration will follow two very simple rules. buy american, and hire american. and we're going to go back to
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the old days. we're going back to the old days. remember? made in the usa? you remember? i did this last night. let's do it again. because it is like a free poll. the characters will spend a million per poll. and you can give me a better answer. is it made in america? or made in the usa? so let's go america first. made in america or made -- let's go -- wait. let's go -- let's go america first and then usa. who likes made in america? [ cheers and applause ] who likes made in the usa? [ cheers and applause ] [ chants of "usa ]
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okay. can we do one more poll? what the hell, it's raining and miserable but i let's do another poll. who the hell cares. we're all soaking wet by now so it doesn't matter. right? so time magazine just gave me "person of the year." right? nice. very nice. always a great honor. financial times, the financial times, which is a big deal, just gave me person of the year. okay, you ready? now remember we have half the people here are women. and by the way, thank you women. i did so great with women. those polls were so dishonest with women. because we did great. you know, i used to go home. my wife said i don't think any woman in the united states is going to be voting for you based on what they have just said. we did great with women. we did great with the african american community. we did great.
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[ cheers and applause ] remember? i said inner cities, i said what the hell do you have to lose? and they agreed. it is terrible what's going on. we did great with african americans. we did great with hispanics. you know i'm saying we're going to build a wall but they want it also. they want their jobs protected. they want safety. they don't want drugs pouring into our country. we did great. but here is what happens. we did great with the women, i have to tell you focus, because that was embarrassing. the polls were so wrong. the polls were wrong in just about everything.they? they were wrong about everything. so i get this person of the year from the financial times and i get person of the year from time magazine, this week. so which is better? now remember women, okay? because if it is a woman that gets it we have to think about that. so they do it pause they want to be politically correct. you run the magazine.
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you run the financial times, your run time magazine. you go man of the year -- thank you darling, i love you too. do you go "man of the year? or do you "person of the year"? we'll do person first. which is better. person of the year? wow. or man of the year. [ cheers and applause ] that's what i think. that's what i think. and it is pretty simple. if it is a woman you go woman of the year, right? right? you know. they are all saying yes. so anyway. so we had a lot of fun. we've done well. at the center of our agenda is fixi fixing our absolutely terrible trade deals. america is now running, listen to this, nearly $800 billion in annual trade deficits.
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i asked john oringo the great car dealer one of the biggest in the country do you think you could negotiate a slight ler better deal than that? and we have all this trade and we're losing, have a deficit of almost $800 billion a year. what are we doing? who are the people that negotiate these deals? and there is almost no country we do well with. we have bad deals every country. that is going to change fast. is that right? [ applause ] our country has lost one-third of its manufacturing jobs since nafta. one-third. and here is one. when i first saw this -- and i can say it because this is the last time i'll be speaking at a rally for maybe a while. you know? they are saying as president he shouldn't be doing rallies. but i think we should, right?
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we've done everything else the opposite. no this is the way you get an honest word out. because you can't give it to them because they are so dishonest. they had a clown today. i didn't see it but i heard about it. they had a clown today in the failing "new york times" who said that i wanted to have another world trade center catastrophe because it is good for my base. can you believe this? no no, think of it. what kind of a demented person would say that. think of it. thousands of people killed. they said that i wanted to have another catastrophe like that because it is good for my base. anybody that says that -- and this guy is demented. he is. he's a demented person. and that is why the times is failing. and i went up to see him three weeks ago. i gave it a shot. and i had a great meeting. everybody said i did great. i like -- everything was great. but they will never change. they will never change, jeff.
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no matter what you do. they will never change. that's okay. we did very well without them. right? but what kind of a demented person would say that. you know it's incredible. but when i saw this and these statistics, i said it must be a typo. because it is impossible. we've lost 70,000 factories since china joined the world trade organization. and i said $700 you mean? i said 7,000 main. but the number 70,000. and it is the greatest jobs theft in the history of the world. there's never been a jobs left like's happened to us. and we're going to untheft it focus. we're going to bring it back. we're going bring it back. and we're not going to be taken advantage of anymore by all of these foreign countries. we're going to have a very new policy for a long time.
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it hasn't been this way. it's called america first. it is now america first. and if a company wants to fire their workers, leave the great state of alabama or another state for another country and then ship their new products right back into our country, through a very strong border by the way, there will be consequences. right now they can do that, make the product, bring it in for nothing. you saw what we did with carrier air conditioner. and go buy carrier was a they were great. we have really thousands of people if you look from a family standpoint are going to have a great christmas in indiana. but we have many of those things happening. many, many, many. because if they want to do that, we're going impose a 35% tax on those products coming into our country. and you know what? they are not going to move. now, why didn't your politics do
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this 15 years ago? because either they are not smart or -- and a lot of people don't even understand it. and they always talk about free trade. i want fair trade. i don't want free. i want fair. i love free trade. but i want fair trade. and if they don't do, then we don't do. but it is now 35% tax for a company. so all of these companies that think they are going to get rich by firing thousands and thousands of workers in our country. i hope they are going to get rich. but we're going to get rich too because we're going to impose a very large tax on those companies and we're going to write up that legislation very soon and when they leave there are going to be consequences. and do you know what's going to happen? not going to leave. not going to work. the model no longer works. the politicians got taken care of by campaign contributions or something else. if it is something else, jeff sessions will catch them, right? he will.
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he will catch them. [ applause ] ah, i wouldn't want to be them. but the politicians got taken care of by campaign contributions or whatever. because it is incredible that we've lost so much. but to be a rich nation -- and we are going to be a rich nation again, we also have to be a safe nation. the murder rate has experienced its largest increase in our country in 45 years. think of it. the murder rate. more people are being murdered than in 45 years. and the press never tells you that. do they ever write that? no. we are going to support the incredible men and women of law enforcement. and we are going to bring this terrible crime wave to a rapid
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end. one of the greatest public safety threats remains open borders. i always says there goes your business. there goes your country. abraham lincoln. thomas jefferson. george washington. they all believed in strong borders. we don't. we fight more countries that most of you have never even herd of before so they have borders and yet we don't protect our own borders. but i have a message for the drug dealers, the gang members and the criminal cartels that are terrorizing our citizens in cities and different places through the united states. and the message is the your days are numbered. we're getting you out. we will build a great wall and we will stop illegal immigration for good. and we will have doors in that
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wall. and people will come into that wall and they will come through that wall by the tens of thousands. but they are coming in legally. coming in legally. and we will stop the drugs from pouring into our country and totally poisoning. i mean what the drugs are doing to our youth. and you have a big problem here. but every state has a big problem. our youth, and more than our youth. but you see it with our youth. and it is astronomical numbers like never before. we will also work to keep our country safe from terrorism. we've seen islamic terror attacks from paris to belgium to orlando to san bernardino, to the world trade center. to the world trade center. think of that. one attack after another after another. so let me state this as clearly as it can be stated.
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i am going to keep radical islamic terrorists the hell out of our country. we have no choice. that includes suspending immigration from regions where it cannot be safely processed or vetted. and i use the term "extreme vetting." okay? extreme. the safety and security of the american people will always come first in the trump administration. ethics reform will be a crucial part of our plan as well. we are going to drain the swamp of corruption in washington d.c. and stop government officials from trading favors at your expense. we face many, many challenges.
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the world is a mess. our country is in trouble. we face many, many challenges. michelle obama said yesterday that there is no hope. [ crowd "boo " ] >> but i assume she was talking about the past, not the future. because i'm telling you we have tremendous hope. and we have tremendous promise and tremendous potential. we are going to be so successful as a country again. we are going to be amazing. and i actually think she made that statement not meaning it the way it came out. i really do. because i met with president obama and michelle obama in the white house. my wife was there. she could not have been nicer. i honestly believe she meant that statement in a different way than it came out. because i believe -- i believe
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there is tremendous hope. and beyond hope, we have such potential. this country has such potential. you watch. it is going to be so special. things are going to happen, like you haven't seen happen in many, many decades. this is truly an exciting time to be alive. the script is not yet written. we do not know what the page will read tomorrow. but for the first time in a long time what we do know is that the pages will be authored by each and every one of you. it's a movement. don't forget, they didn't know you existed until election day.
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and then they said where the hell did all these people come from? where did they come from? they came in by the millions and millions and millions, set records in many areas. set records here. we set a record here in alabama. they said where do those people come from? and now they are going to work really hard over the next four years but if we want to go for another four years, i think we're going to make it. do you agree? i actually think the next four years is going to be a lot easier if you want to know the truth. we're going to do a great job. you the american people will now again be in charge. your voice, your desires, your hopes. your aspirations will never again fall on deaf ears. never again. the forgotten men and women of this country -- and they were forgotten. by the way you are not forgotten any longer. you will never be forgotten again. together we will raise incomes
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and bring back our jobs. we will repeal the disaster known as obamacare. and create new healthcare reforms that work for you and for your families. we will reestablish the rule of law, defend the second amendment. very important. and franklin will be very happy with this -- protect religious liberty. and appoint justices to the united states supreme court who will uphold and defend the constitution of the united states. we will heal our divisions and unify our very, very divided country. when americans are unified, there is nothing we cannot do. no task is too great. no dream too large. no goal beyond our reach. nothing. nothing. there is nothing like us.
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there is nothing and nobody like us. my message today is for all miles per hours. from all parties, all believes, all races, all walks of life. whether you are african american, hispanic american, asian american -- we're all american. and we're all united by one shared destiny. so i'm asking everyone to join this incredible movement. here is my request for all of you. never, ever give up. can't give up. i should have given up in this campaign five times. i should have given up according to them ten times. i could take you over ten different things that happened where people would have given
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up. but i never gave up. never gave up. i should have gave up but i never gave up. right? never ever give up. never stop believing. and never ever stop dreaming. and if you do that, then altogether we will make america strong again. we will make america wealthy again. we will make america safe again. and we will "make america great again." thank you. thank you alabama. god bless you. merry christmas everybody and god bless you. thank you for your support. >> vowing to unify our very, very divided country as he put it. president elect donald trump donning a usa hat with the number 45 on it.
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he addressed the crowd in mobil, alabama. he has been and remains defiant, criticizing the media and as usual we'll have more on what he said and the news next announcement: this storm promises to be the biggest of the decade. with total accumulation of up to three feet. roads will be shut down indefinitely. and schools are closed. campbell's soups go great with a cold and a nice red. made for real, real life.
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we just heard president elect trump vowing to restore hope to our nation. he outlined a litany of proposals but he's already apparently defied the senate republican leadership. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell reportedly asked him not to nominate ryan zinke for interior secretary department. but mr. trump did it anyway. what does this mean going forward? alexander, what does which mean if congressional republicans now have one of their own in the white house who does it his way? >> well it is a disappointment to mitch mcconnell who's played
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a very active role since the 2012 election shaping senate or republican primaries and recruiting candidates. he recruited marco rubio to run for his old seat. so this is a set wak for him. and there are other potentially ones down the road. other issues where he disagrees. trade is a big one. another one is relations with russia. also potentially a massive infrastructure package. i think mitch mcconnell is hoping to keep his losses to a minimum when it comes to dealing with trump. >> what does mcconnell do? how do you react? and how does it go forward with policy because the president elect will need the republican on capitol hill? >> mcconnell didn't have a great relationship trump during the campaign. there was a meeting during the campaign where trump complained that he wasn't feeling the love from mcconnell. so they don't have a great relationship. i think the mcconnell strategy to work through mike pence, the president elect. he has a better relationship with pence. i think he sees pence on his
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pred soeszer on this zinke point. i think mcconnell is going to work through pence and priebus to get to the donald. >> maybe republicans aren't sure what what the "new york times" says about mr. trump's style today, says about mr. trump's style picture also, there are reports tonight that the white house chief congressional liaison, the white house liaison office, a very important job, could go to rick deerborn, chief of staff to senator jeff sessions. what does it mean if you have someone who knows what goes on under the hood, is the president's representative on capitol hill? >> that's important but what we have seen already is trump is taking a hands-on role in his relations to congress.
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he's calling members of the senate personally to talk to them, get one-on-one. joe manchin, west virginia, said he's had more conversations with trump in the last couple weeks than during eight years with -- >> we are up against the clock. we will be right back. stay with us.
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-- supporting the cia's conclusion that russia interfered in the presidential
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election with the goal of supporting president-elect donald trump. joining me is mike baker, former cia operative. so what now and what's america's next move? does president obama call it or does president-elect trump make the play? >> well, i think what president obama is doing, he said, he previously talked to putin and told him to cut it out. that's great and he's right in the sense he has to be measured in the response in this new world of cyberterrorism and cyberwarfare but he's lost all credibility and leverage with putin. i suspect putin and his government don't care really what obama says or how he voices his concern over this. they will be watching what president-elect trump will be doing. the russians have been engaged in this activity since world war ii. they were meddling in our politics all the way back then and continued all through the cold war up until today. this should not surprise anybody. they are just using cyberspace and social media as the new platform. it happens to be much more efficient and effective for them. >> then what do you think president-elect trump should do?
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>> well, the problem with cyberspace, the problem with cyberwarfare, cyberattacks is first identifying the point of origin. it can be very difficult in gathering intelligence to understand exactly where the attack came from. the bigger problem is proportional response. that's what frankly, the pentagon has been struggling with this question in terms of trying to define cyberwarfare for some time now. so the idea is what exactly can we do that will not create a rapid escalation in cyberspace. >> i leave it right there. unfortunately weeshgs are against the clock. talk to you tomorrow. back in a moment.
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president-elect donald trump ready to start his christmas vacation after a boisterous rally this afternoon in mobile, alabama. the final stop on his multi-state thank you tour. i'm arthel neville. welcome to a brand new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> i'm eric shawn. tens of thousands of people showed up at the event which was held at a football stadium in mobile. it was the site of the largest rally of his presidential campaign and that prompted the president-elect to tell the folks there quote, this is where it all began. >> yeah. rich edson joins us live from mobile where it all began with more. hello, rich. >> reporter: good evening,
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arthel and eric. donald trump, president-elect, just concluded his thank you tour, the final stop here in mobile, alabama. you mentioned that 30,000 person crowd that he played to about a year and a half ago, an early sign for his campaign that his message was catching on, certainly here in the state of alabama. that was in august of 2015. now he has arrived with a 50-foot christmas tree behind him and as president-elect of the united states. for much of this talk it was much of a victory rally for the president-elect. he brought up many of the early supporters of his campaign, alabama senator jeff sessions, who is his choice to lead the department of justice as attorney general. he also brought up kellyanne conway, his campaign manager and of course, hope hicks, who was his press staff since the beginning of all this. he then walked the crowd through a very detailed accounting of election night, how he said the media was against him and he proved them wrong, winning each state as it was called. got into more of the specifics
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of his, what he hopes to accomplish as president of the united states and started to walk through his campaign promises again. take a listen. >> we've lost 70,000 factories since china joined the world trade organization. think of that. i said 700, you mean. i said 7,000 maybe. but the number is 70,000 factories, many of them right from alabama. you know it. it's the greatest jobs theft in the history of the world. there's never been a jobs theft like's happened to us. we are going to untheft it, folks. we will bring it back. >> reporter: he says he's going to accomplish doing that by threatening companies with a 35% tariff if they move jobs overseas and then try to import their goods back into the united states. he also says he's going to lower the top business tax rate from 35% down to 15%. more on the transition news. he says he hopes to name a
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veterans affairs secretary soon to add that to his cabinet. he also avoided criticizing president obama directly on this thank you tour. he said he met with the president and the first lady recently, found them both to be very nice. as for his future doing these rallies as president, he says he has been advised not to do these types of rallies when he does become president of the united states, but he says he's been doing the opposite of what he's been supposed to be doing since the start and so he might as well continue them when he's in the white house. arthel and eric? >> thank you, rich. talk to you soon. thank you. meanwhile, president obama promising repercussions for russia after the cia and fbi now agree russian hackers did interfere in our presidential election. mr. obama addressing this hotbed issue in what was likely his final news conference yesterday, saying he did bring up russian hacking, face to face, to vladimir putin, did that in the fall, telling the russian leader to quote, cut it out.
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we have more details from washington. >> reporter: president says while the administration knew and told the public about russian hacking before the elections, he waited until now to speak out for a couple of reasons. one, he didn't want to [ inaudible ] further hacking. plus this. >> my principal goal leading up to the election was making sure that the election itself went off without a hitch, that it was not tarnished, and that it did not feed any sense in the public that somehow tampering had taken place with the actual process of voting. and we accomplished that. >> reporter: the president said the russian hacks were specifically designed in part to help mr. trump and hurt democrats in the election. a view backed by the fbi and cia. mr. trump told fox news sunday's chris wallace that idea is
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ridiculous. the president-elect's transition team says democrats new focus on the hacking may have more to do with politics. >> donald trump won with 306 electoral votes, 2300 counties throughout this country including multiple that president obama carried handily. i just, i'm a little concerned at how the left is now trying to focus on delegitimizing the election. >> i'm not saying he tipped the scales one way or the other. but if we have evidence that he has got himself involved in our elections in a serious way, we need to have, i believe, a select committee that doesn't have any other business to attend to to focus on what may have happened. >> reporter: this just breaking. a senior law enforcement officials confirms the department of homeland security and the fbi are working with the
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election assistance commission after an apparent cyberbreach. the official tells fox there was information for sale on the dark web that appeared to be from the eac. the eac does not administer elections. state and local officials do that. it has more of an advisory type role. >> you know, that's interesting. the eac during the election, because i covered this beat for voter fraud, held cyberattack symposiums and informational sessions on this very issue so we'll see exactly how that plays out. thank you. arthel? thousands of civilians caught in the middle of the syrian civil war are still waiting for an opportunity to leave aleppo. the syrian government reaching a new deal with rebels that would resume evacuations from the war-torn city but so far, everything is still on hold. john huddy has more.
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>> reporter: thousands of hungry and cold men, women and children remain trapped in eastern aleppo basically waiting in limbo as the evacuation effort continues to stall. syria's government is demanding the evacuation of civilians from two villages west of aleppo besieged by rebel forces. in exchange, syria's government says it will allow the evacuation of eastern aleppo to continue. there was word that a deal was reached today but so far, nothing has changed. people remain stuck in eastern aleppo. some returning from crossing points while a convoy of buses sits empty. syria's government halted friday's evacuation operation because of renewed violence. government forces say rebel fighters shot at a civilian convoy leaving eastern aleppo. rebel fighters blame pro-government forces, in particular, iranian shiite militia groups for opening fire. so it goes. the deadly finger pointing, as the city continues to disintegrate with tens of thousands of men, women and
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children, many of them sick, wounded and dying, hoping to escape death while facing an uncertain life ahead. as many as 40,000 people remain trapped in eastern aleppo, according to various aid groups. in his final news conference friday, president obama said syrian president bashar al assad has blood on his hands for the slaughter of innocent civilians. >> the world as we speak is united in horror at the savage assaults by the syrian regime and its russian and iranian allies on the city of aleppo. >> reporter: while the battle for aleppo may be nearing an end, and that has renewed calls for peace talks in geneva, that does not mean it will be the end of syria's civil war, because both syria's government and rebel forces are vowing to continue fighting. arthel? >> john huddy, thanks. eric? old man winter has hit the country with cold and possibly
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deadly blast this weekend. weather may have been a factor in the crash that was a fiery crash in maryland overnight that shut down one part of the main interstate on the eastern seaboard. authorities in baltimore say two people were killed and 15 were injured in this 55-vehicle accident that happened early this morning on interstate 95. a tanker truck apparently ran off a bridge, then hit that street below and burst into flames. investigators say the roads were very icy at the time of the crash at 3:30 in the morning. meanwhile, across the country in south dakota, a strong winter storm there bringing lots of snow. about six inches falling at the sioux falls airport last night. the national weather service issuing a wind chill warning for the western part of the state. that warning up through tomorrow morning. forecasters say another blast of arctic air, you know the polar vortex, it will lead to plunging temperatures all this weekend for the plains, the midwest, the northeast. it was 2 below in waterville,
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maine. man, is it cold out there. snuggle up and stay here. >> you didn't say tupelo as in mississippi. you said 2 below as in cold. >> yes. coming back, we will talk about this. authorities track down two inmates within hours of their escape. you could say they didn't get very far. president-elect donald trump is trying to disentangle himself from all of his business dealings as he prepares to take the oval office. coming up, we find out what he should do and can he get it done.
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time for a quick check of the headlines. a suspended university of wisconsin at madison student
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accused of sexually assaulting and harassing several women has been released on bail. that one day after more charges were filed against him. this 22-year-old alec cook faces 21 charges involving ten women. the university has asked students to call 911 if he is spotted on campus. two tennessee inmates back behind bars hours after their daring escape. they escaped from the eastern tennessee jail early friday. authorities catching up to them about 140 miles away following a police pursuit that happened in north georgia. a 5-year-old boy from maryland is battling leukemia but got to be a super hero for the day. his parents not releasing his last name, but as you can see, law enforcement agencies and officers from several agencies and generous supporters around the washington, d.c. area escorted him around our nation's capital and yes, he was able to save the city.
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>> absolutely. that's a christmas story for you. we like that. meanwhile, parts of president-elect trump's plans to limit his business involvement are beginning to emerge. politico is reporting that mr. trump is open to putting limits on quote, shoptalk with his two adult sons who will run the business while mr. trump is in office. now, politico going on to report quote, under no circumstances has mr. trump requested, nor would he participate in briefings regarding the business during his presidency. a spokeswoman hope hicks said in an e-mail additionally, he is not against restrictions on speaking with his family regarding the business. let's bring in susan fariccio, chief congressional correspondent for the washington examiner. hi, susan. so president-elect trump says he's not going to talk business with his sons while he's in office. how do we know if that will actually happen and what other ways is mr. trump planning to restrict his involvement in his businesses? >> well, he will be the first
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president really in modern history to come in from the private sector. so this is going to be really interesting to see how he separates himself from his tremendous wealth and the empire he has built up his entire life. we are already getting signals that this might be a tough thing for him to do to simply walk away, not check in on it, not talk about it, not get involved with it. >> how do we know that if they are having a private family dinner, we don't know what they're talking about. >> if you're not a fly on the wall, how do you know. for all of us it seems hard to believe he wouldn't be curious. this is something he's obsessed over his entire life. but listen to what he just told us in his speech in alabama today. he said that ethics is going to be part of the main government platform when he takes office, that he's going to drain the swamp. so you know he has to be thinking i can't be running my business and acting as president at the same time, and he needs to show the public that he means it. so what we haven't seen is what's the plan. he was supposed to tell us earlier in december, that got
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put off. now we are going to perhaps hear about it in january, how he's going to draw that bright line between himself and between his business. i'll tell you, this subject, i think we will be talking about this for four years. this is not going to go away. first of all, the democrats will make an issue of continually. >> maybe with the gop, because -- >> that's right. >> speaking of the gop, what is the talk in town regarding his children continuing to run the family businesses while continuing to advise their father on his business of the presidency? i think you were just about to mention that the democrats are going to use this and pound this and pound this, this question of ethics, while the gop, the republicans certainly don't want to come across as being or appearing to be corrupt in any kind of way. >> that's right. one of the reasons they lost to the democrats back in 2006 is because the democrats had a similar mantra to donald trump. drain the swamp. that's what they said in 2006. suddenly they were in the
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majority. they connected corruption with the republican party. neither of us here are saying donald trump will do anything corrupt. it's the perception of it. i think that is what's going on here. during transition phase we heard about him mentioning businesses on the phone, talking to world leaders. none of that can be happening or there's going to be a constant discussion and front page stories and news stories, it will just dominate everything and it will cover up what he's trying to accomplish and all the good news. that's what republicans don't want. nor does donald trump. the question is, how do they do it. it's fascinating because we never had a president come in straight from the private sector having built up this huge empire. how does one separate himself and what is the mechanism going to be. there's no legal structure for it. they need to set the tone that there's no scandal going on here, no question that what he said today, he said i want to make america, put america first, you can't have voters thinking that he's putting himself first, he's doing this for his own business. that's the challenge for trump.
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we frankly don't know what that's going to look like yet because he hasn't really told us. we just heard murmurings. what's the outline here? how will he carry out the separation? >> finally, mr. trump is saying he also wants to return to running his businesses after he leaves the white house and he doesn't want anyone outside the family owning the rights to the trump name while he's away. again, how does this curtail conflict of interest concerns? >> well, so you have the democrats, the bottom line is nothing would satisfy them except complete liquidation. we know trump's not going to do that. he wants to come back and have his business later. it's been his whole life. i wonder how his feelings about his business will evolve as he starts running the country. frankly, i think a lot of people have said this, this all came as a bit of a surprise for him. it was an electoral upset. i frankly think he thought he would go back to running his business on november 9th. here he kind of has to give it up and i don't think he's quite
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in his own mind really finalized that yet. so i think that's why you are hearing talk about well, later i'm going to come back and run my business and he may well, but it's how you run the country and have this on the sideline without looking like you're still thinking about your business and that your actions may not be connected to that. someone like trump could pull that off but he will have democrats and the media constantly checking him on that. it's going to be something we will be talking about probably throughout his presidency. >> okay. well, that is our time for today. you keep talking about draining the swamp. the swamp makes me think louisiana. makes me get ready to go home for christmas. >> oh, good. good. >> nice to talk to you. an american icon, the very symbol of our nation's aspirations and the american spirit, was laid to rest this afternoon. large crowds paid their respects to legendary astronaut and ohio senator john glenn. vice president joe biden wiped a tear from his eyes as he spoke
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at senator glenn's funeral which occurred in columbus, ohio this afternoon. as you know, mr. glenn was the first american to orbit the earth, that happened back on february 20th 1962. he served in the u.s. senate representing ohio for more than two decades. he died last week at the age 95. kri kristen fisher is live with more. >> reporter: we heard so much about john glenn, the fighter pilot, the astronaut and the senator. the personal stories are really what stood out here today. his son david shared a story from back in 1971 when he was in his early 20s. he said he hadn't seen his father in awhile, so he came home with long hair, wearing bell bottoms. he said his father saw him and blinked twice and his face kind of twitched. it was clear the marine did not love the look. he never said a word about it. >> he must have made some
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wisecracks at the time but it's clear he accepted me as i was. he really gave me freedom to find my way in life, to learn -- to learn my lessons and make my own mistakes. >> reporter: 40 marines escorted glenn's casket to the memorial service at ohio state university. it was a two-hour service. everyone had so much to say. it was headlined by vice president joe biden. >> when the marines play t.a.p.s. on the bugle at arlington for our friend, we can look deep into the heavens and know with certitude that john believed and was right that future generations of americans will also look deep within the heavens and understand how to explore, how to serve, how to
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love. >> reporter: glenn's daughter spoke after the vice president and she had to correct him a little bit because instead of playing t.a.p.s. her father told her that he wants reivelle to be played because quote, i will be getting up in a whole new dimension and he said it with a grin. always the explorer even in death. eric? >> that he is. before you go, i want everyone to know you have a unique distinction. you are the daughter of two astronauts. i'm sure reporting on this story is very close to your heart. >> reporter: it is. it really hits home. john glenn was just such a giant for all the astronauts. it was just really special to be here. >> reporting live from the funeral of john glenn. thank you. it was a day of honor for service members who paid the ultimate price. some americans braved this frigid weather to show their
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bottom of the hour, time for the top of the news. corpus christi officials now say they received three reports of dirty water before people were warned not to drink it. a city manager says the pipes were flushed after the first two reports, but the chemical leak wasn't found until the third. a tornado watch has been issued for portions of six states. people in arkansas, tennessee, kentucky, missouri, mississippi and indiana. the drop in temperature is fueling powerful storms. today is national reach across america today to honor fallen veterans.
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1.2 million wreaths will be placed on graves nationwide. 25,000 volunteers braved the freezing rain at arlington national cemetery to lay 245,000 wreaths. president obama spending the last two weeks of 2016 on vacation in hawaii. the first family arriving in honolulu early this morning aboard air force one. they landed just hours after president obama's last press conference of the year. mr. obama addressing our intel organizations' assessment of russian involvement in u.s. election hacking. the president saying it happened at the highest levels of the kremlin. kevin cork is live in honolulu with more. >> reporter: how are you, arthel? always nice to talk to you. listen, the president basically said knock it off. that was his message to the russians in general and to vladimir putin in particular when it comes to cyberattacks. as you pointed out, the president's spent a fair amount
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of time during his last press conference at the white house to talk about what happened out of moscow. most people feeling they were unfairly treating hillary clinton, at least that's how the democrats see it. but the president i think it's also fair to say said it didn't feel like that was actually the difference in the outcome of the election. >> what i can tell you is that the intelligence that i have seen gives me great confidence in their assessment that the russians carried out this hack. >> which hack? >> the hack of the dnc and the hack of john podesta. >> reporter: all right. so you heard the president basically say there he feels like nothing happens in russia without vladimir putin's say-so. he was the guy probably behind it but the trump team is wondering what's all this talk about hacking and why does it keep coming from the white house. >> it's a very interesting story how it's evolved. prior to the election it was the department of homeland security briefing us and the campaigns
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and saying we have high confidence in our election systems, the way that we vote, ie, various systems throughout the country, paper ballots, machines, et cetera, are such that no one could interfere with an election and we need everyone to stand firm. then donald trump comes out and has a resounding win and suddenly, the tune changes real quick because the presumed coronation of hillary clinton didn't go as planned. so look, i think we can all condemn any entity from interfering in an election but there is zero evidence that it ever had any effect on the outcome. >> reporter: okay. so that was about 40 seconds of saying sour grapes. i think that's pretty much what he was trying to say. by the way, the president did say the u.s. would retaliate. we as the american people simply won't know how or when or what that will look like. then again, you also have to ask the question how might that change under a trump administration's view of what happened during the election. time will tell.
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back to you. >> we are going to get into that with a former cia operative mike baker probably tomorrow in one of our newscasts with eric shawn. that is kevin cork reporting from the 808 in honolulu. thank you. a defiant move from china. snatching our navy drone in international waters this week. they say they will give it back but when? that drone we are told was an underwater research vessel deployed by that navy ship. beijing absconding with our drone prompted president-elect trump to tweet this. quote, china steals united states navy research drone in international waters. rips it out of the water and takes it to china in unprecedented act. doesn't this daring grab signal a new aggressiveness by beijing as the country prepares for president-elect trump to take office, lieutenant colonel michael walsh joins us, former counter terrorism adviser to vice president dick cheney and former green beret commander and fox news contributor.
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always good to see you. this is like a brazen smash and grab. do you think it was a pointed message to the president-elect? >> well, i don't know necessarily how new this was. what china has been doing for years now in the south china sea is taking small outcroppings, reefs and other tiny islands and turning them into full-blown military bases with jets, anti-ship missiles and then patrolling those seas that were previously international waters and saying no, those are now chinese waters and seizing and harassing shipping that comes along near those islands. what this is about really is controlling trade lanes that are going to our biggest allies, japan and south korea, and it's also about natural resources that many believe are underneath these small islands. so china has been -- china has had this aggressive behavior ongoing for several years. i don't know that it's necessarily in response to
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anything donald trump has done. >> there were seven islands where they just installed supposedly ant-aircraft and anti-missile and built these islands out of sand and are trying to grab and maintain control over the south and east china sea. it's different when you blatantly grab a piece of property of america, of the united states of america, that supposedly is mapping the underwater of the seabed, other reports say it's actually, you know, looking at the chinese submarines. that's a huge difference. they still have this thing. know what they're doing with it? taking it apart. they want to make one of their own. they are trying to learn everything that's in that for themselves. that's a huge difference. some would say it's a poke in our eye. >> well, it is a poke in the eye. i guess my point is they have been doing it for a few years now under this administration. we have let them get away with it and you're right, there is a veritable arms race in these undersea drones. the united states is in the lead. we have invested heavily and the
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chinese just like they have done through the cyberattacks want to steal our technology and i think you are absolutely right. they are under the hood right now looking at the sensors, looking at the technology and taking all they can before they give it back to us. >> looking at the drone or that type of drone right now. in terms of the president-elect's tweet, was it premature? do you think the chinese are in beijing looking at the president-elect who doesn't do things the old way? with the phone call with the taiwanese president that broke decades of diplomatic standoff, or do you think it was premature and he shouldn't have tweeted that? >> i don't necessarily think it was premature. i think president-elect trump taking the call from the taiwanese president sent a very clear signal that we are going to relook this kind of arrangement that we have had over the last 30 to 40 years since 1979, where we recognize one china and not taiwan, and in exchange, the chinese were
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supposed to have a level playing field in trade, help with north korea, and you know, basically stabilize asia. they are not upholding their end of the bargain and haven't been for some time now. the signal the president-elect is sending is well, we may not either. we need to hit reset on this deal and the chinese need to begin behaving better. >> well, a tweet certainly is not one of those diplomatic niceities behind closed doors so beijing may be finding out that there's something different -- >> i think the people in that part of the world respect strength and that's the signal that's being sent. >> we will see if beijing does give back our drone which is ours. thank you. arthel? his medical techniques saves thousands of lives and today the world is remembering henry heimlich. dylann roof was convicted of all charges in that horrible
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the surgeon responsible for coming up with the life-saving heimlich maneuver has died. dr. henry heimlich passed away this morning in cincinnati after suffering a heart attack this week. heimlich created that method for choking victims back in 1974, when he was director of surgery at cincinnati's jewish hospital. though the maneuver saved countless lives, reach around the person with both arms, give a really hard push under the rib cage and that forces air into the trachea to dislodge the stuck food. dr. heimlich, a lifesaver, was 96 years old. a jury finding charleston church shooter dylann roof guilty on all 33 counts this
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week, including charges of murder and hate crimes. jurors soon deciding whether he will spend life in prison or be sentenced to death for the murder of nine black parishioners inside a historic church. the killer telling a judge he wants to represent himself during the punishment phase. joining me is david schwartz, defense attorney and former prosecutor, and doug burns, also defense attorney and former federal prosecutor. doug, i will start with you. if he represents himself, could he end up addressing the victims' families in court and if so, is there anything he might say that will be, i don't know, considered in contempt of court where they shut him down? >> you know, the pro se landscape is tough. i did two trials as a federal prosecutor against defendants who represented themselves in federal tax cases, not violent crime cases. the point is for him to represent himself in the actual penalty phase, whether he's going to get the death penalty or not, is a terrible, terrible idea.
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could backfire pretty badly. i just don't think that's smart. >> does this suggest that he wants to -- that he wants the death penalty? i mean, is he a guaranteed candidate for death row? >> if there's ever a candidate for the death penalty, it's this particular defendant. i think a lot of people could agree with that. however, who knows what's in his mindset. i think this actually goes towards one of his most mitigating circumstances, because we weigh the aggravating factors versus the mitigating factors, and his mental condition, it's not -- doesn't rise to the level of insanity like it would in a trial, as an affirmative defense. this is just his mental condition impairing his judgment to such a point where he would get life instead of the death penalty. >> he wrote a letter to the judge. this is unbelievable. he wrote a letter to the judge saying he's not, repeat not going to raise any of these mental issues. those are the identical issues that a lawyer would raise which
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is not -- it's his mental state overall as a mitigator, why he should not receive the death penalty. >> is there any way that he could appeal the decision, whatever it is, and maybe even come back with lawyers to help him appeal it? >> that's going to be probably the number one appealable issue, is his right to counsel. even though he waived his right to counsel, based on the severity of this case, certainly that will be a major appealable issue. he won't only have one appeal. he will have many, many appeals, many motions, many motions for new trial. if he does end up getting counsel. certainly on the appellate level, he will have counsel. >> two things on this going pro se point. the judge puts you through a very rigorous colloquy to make sure it's voluntary. number two, they actually appoint an adviser, a lawyer, to sit there and if that happens, i have seen this play out a number of times in cases, then that defuses the idea i really did
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want a lawyer so we gave you one. he was sitting right there. >> so this guy is sane enough to know he's actually working his way through the system right now. >> he's sane. i think that the crime itself was thought out, he plotted it out, he sat there. i think we know the painstaking facts of this case. certainly the mental portion of this crime, certainly the intent was there more than ever. but in the penalty phase, again, it's a different standard completely when it comes to mental illness. >> also, in death penalty cases, it's entirely legitimate for people to be very upset with the concept of death penalty when you have identification cases, scientific identification. in this case, there's no despite as to who did this crime. >> lastly, how long could this drag out? >> years and years. we have seen death penalty -- say he does get the death penalty. it could drag out 20 years, 15 years. ten years. >> i leave it there. thank you very much.
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we would like to remember those who were killed at mother emmanuel ame church. reverend pinkney, 41 years old, senior pastor at the church. sharonda coleman-singleton. twanza sanders, 2014 graduate of allen university. ethel lance, 70, worked for 30 years as mother emmanuel. susie jackson, 87, a long-time emmanuel ame church member. also the cousin of lance. cynthia herd, 54 years old, worked as a regional branch manager from the charleston county public library system. myra thompson, she had two children of her own as well as a stepchild. reverend daniel simmons senior, 74, retired pastor from another church in charleston. depayne middleton, 49 years old, retired government employee and at christmas eve is one week
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away, we would like to wish the families of the victims comfort and peace. >> such an overwhelming tragedy. at his final thank you rally in mobile this afternoon, president-elect donald trump again promised to tighten the pursestrings and keep spending in check. now that vow could also be aimed at the diplomats at the united nations. also, it is a special day at the vatican. how pope francis is celebrating the big 8-0. nice. it may surprise you. i'm so frustrated. i just want to find a used car without getting ripped off. you could start your search at the all-new carfax.com that might help. show me the carfax. now the car you want and the history you need are easy to find. show me used trucks with one owner. pretty cool. [laughs]
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the pope admitting to his cardinals that getting old is scary. the vatican says he has received more than 70,000 e-mails with birthday wishes. happy birthday, pope. i would like to say happy birthday to my dad, art neville. happy birthday, daddy. >> happy birthday, mr. neville. that's great. president-elect trump again this afternoon brought out the
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issue of overspending by the government. he did it at his thank you rally in mobile. he's already taken on the issue of defense contractors and has nominated a deficit hawk as white house budget director. soon that message may extend to the international diplomats at the united nations. >> the united nations is not a friend of democracy. it's not a friend to freedom. it's not a friend even to the united states of america. >> the president-elect's views are at odds with the united nations on the overwhelming me thought barrack obama was their kind can of president. and the idea of making america great again is reassert ourselves in bodies like the
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united nations. >> reporter: former u.n. ambassador john bolton predicts the president-elect will take a hard stance in the u.n. he said 3 billion that the american taxpayers pay could you cut. >> a think a good hard look at the u.n. budget is overdue and i would not be a president trump in office pays attention to it. >> it is totally insanity. >> reporter: that was the opinion of donald trump ten years ago. and he accused the u.n. of overspending. >> it is the most corrupt thing going on in the world which is saying something or one of the most incompetent things i have seen. >> reporter: nikki haley is the
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u.n. ambassador. she may lack foreign experience but will need to hit the ground run aring. >> day-to-day issues that she doesn't know b. and the problem they face the delegates have been there for a long time. the counterpart for russia has been there ten years. >> and the russians pay 200 million and the 22 percent of the u.n. budget, that more of any other country and 185 of those other nations totally combined. so we may save a chunk of change. >> santa swapping out his sleigh for scuba gear. why is st. nick swimming with the the sharks.
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>> a marine biiologist in france getting in the holiday spirit by dressing up as santa. >> the swimming santa had
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a close encounter in a zeb rashark. it is all in a day's work. he has a lot of work to do. see you tomorrow starting at 12, noon, eastern. >> julie banderas is up next. >> president-elect trump wrapping up the thank you you tour. and he has unconventional and successful campaign style. i am julie banderas. >> president-elect donald trump taking the stage at a football stadium in mobile, alabama. the same stadium where thousands turned out weeks after mr. trump launched the quest for the white house. and today thousands of fans came out to a pep

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