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good morning. it is sunday december 18. i'm abby huntsman. the final stop of his thank you tour. >> this guy is demented. they'll never change, jeff, no matter what you do. >> in mobile, alabama. more from the president-elect straight ahead. meanwhile, democrats unleash their last ditch effort threatening members of the electoral college. vote hillary or we want you to die. wait, i thought they were against fake news. michelle obama proclaims hope in america is dead. but what do the blue collar
workers whose jobs might be saved think of that. one of them is here to respond to that hope at christmastime. "fox & friends" starts right now. ♪ have a holly jolly christmas ♪ and when you walk down the street say hello to friends you know and everyone you meet ♪ 60 degrees and all that snow has melted in new york city. >> all pooling right in the sidewalk where you want to step. >> it's nice and clean water now. it's just lovely. >> good morning, everyone. i'm sure you've already done all your christmas shopping. >> i'm going to do it today online. ship it all. >> coming up later in the show last-minute best gadgets for moms and dads and last-minute ideas. >> i did get my parents their
gift yesterday. i'm one day ahead of it. >> it starts to creep a little bit, because then you start to think, did i do enough? >> one more thing. >> are they actually going to like that gift? maybe i will rethink this whole thing. >> we're solving your problems. >> let's talk some politics. >> it feels like it was raining everywhere. also raining in mobile, alabama. where donald trump held his last mer m thank you event. here's a little bit of what he had to say yesterday in mobile, alabama. >> i never liked this suit anyway. they had a clown today in the failing "new york times" that said i wanted to have another world trade center catastrophe because it's good for my base. what kind of demented people would say that? anybody that says that -- this guy is demented. he is a demented person.
that's why "the times" is failing. i went up to see him three weeks ago. and i had a great meeting. everything was great but they'll never change. they'll never change, jeff, no matter what you do. >> i should have prefaced that clip, properly. most of the speech was about policy. he should we say merry christmas or man of the year, but then he also hit back against paul krugman and "new york times" for some things they said about him. >> paul tweeted this. he writes a weekly column for "the new york times." rightly a cloud of illit jit maes. interesting incentives for trump. some other large-scale attack could legitimize trump. everyone would come together and be rallied around him. >> there's a lot to unpack in
those 47 characters because not a lot of words you can get into a tweet. he was taking a shot at president bush and saying -- these are words you should never be saying. >> he said he would induce one or create one or do -- in order to bolster his own polling numbers. if his numbers don't look good, then maybe donald trump is so off his rocker, he will create an international incident to make himself look legitimate. >> if you try to insight violence or something with china or something with russia and trying to stoke that fire and that would somehow legitimize him as president. >> democrats saying some of the same things and trying to rally now these electors. of course, tomorrow is the big vote. the electoral college vote tomorrow. you saw hollywood message trying
to get those electors at the last minute change their vote saying be a kaunsh yenshs object objector. >> this is an election you normally hear nothing about. the electoral college vote happens at every state across the country. but for the next 24 hours. you turn on any other network, it's all you're going to hear. you hear all the news talking about fake news. this is fake news. 38 electors to change. and yet tens of thousands of people are huresing these electors with death threats. >> the one person who said they would change would change for another republican, not for hillary. this one republican saying i might switch by vote and vote in another republican in the ticket not hillary clinton. >> we talked to a number of electors on the show getting these notes and thousands and thousands of e-mails.
terrible, terrible things said about them and their family and things they want to do them. that's a sad situation. you also have john podesta who was the chairman of hillary clinton's campaign. you think the election is over and go on vacation and start enjoying their life a little bit, but he's out there still talking about what happened. the election is over and the damage is done, but the threat from russia and other potential aggressors remain urgent and demand the serious and sustained response. the administration should brief members of the electoral college on the extent and manner of russia's interference in our election before they vote tomorrow on december 19th. >> more pointing the finger on russia and we have to hear what russia did here because they are to blame for the fact that hillary clinton ran a terrible campaign and lost. this is what she said. >> first of all, the investigation isn't even over. so, i think it's impossible to characterize it in any one way or the other.
i don't know where mr. podesta is obtaining the information. >> he said a long "new york times" story. >> because of his involvement in the campaign he will have a certain interest in this and a certain view of that. again, i allow him his opinion. everyone has a great deal of respect for him. i allow him that opinion, but i disagree with that, if that is, in fact, the characterization he's trying to make. >> so, she's standing by the fbi and the decisions that they made and how james comey handled this. when this all broke, behind the scenes a lot of disconnect and disagreement and now she's saying, no, no, no. i'll back what they did. >> for some analysis on this. newt gingrich has been looking at this and he had this take on john podesta's comment. listen to newt gingrich. >> by hacking into the e-mails, they let the american people know things that were true, i
mean the russians didn't write the e-mails. hillary clinton did. john podesta did. everything that is really embarrassing and damaging came either from bill clinton, hillary clinton, their top staff or john podesta their campaign manager. their argument is really what they wrote is really embarrassing not their fault it became public and for making public how bad what they were doing was. you're a judge, i'm not a lawyer, but it strikes me, i wouldn't want to take their case into court and try to defend their logic. >> such a great point. the russians to force hillary clinton to put a server in her basement or john podesta to click on a link but we know they have been doing this and every other country is trying to get information from us. >> i don't think anyone wants those conversations and not fun for them to experience, but to your point, whose fault was this at the end of the day? who is to blame? >> look what we saw from debbie
wasserman schultz. she was forced to step down as a result of themails. trying to quiet bernie sanders supporters. trying to keep him out of this process. he was forced to step down as a result. >> highlighted so many concerns that people had and legitimized all that was going on behind the scenes. >> exposed by a critical press. and it took a wikileaks, so, it's not good, any of it. but exposes the core of maybe the swamp. >> which is why you think all the more her team would say, let's go on vacation. it was a rough period. >> you'll hear about the news of the electoral college and they'll all vote tomorrow and donald trump will be president. let's skip the noise. >> torm morrow is a big day. we have some other headlines. a fox news alert and a day of celebration that turns deadly. one woman is killed and five others injured when a massive tree crashes right on to a wedding party as they were taking their pictures.
among those injured a 4-year-old girl fighting for her life this morning. >> it was like a scene in a movie. the tree was slowly coming down and whoever was under it running straight through it not moving to the side. >> so scary. at least e20 people were trapped by falling branches. it may have been weakened by a five-year drought. to some extreme weather now continues this morning. deadly ice covered roads and heavy snow hammering the midwest causing hundreds of car wrecks. in baltimore a deadly 67-car pileup killing two people, including the driver of that tanker that exploded when it flipped over. the storm has killed 13 people since tuesday. after more than 300 rounds of golf, what is one more. president obama is in hawaii for his last christmas vacation as president of the united states. and to no one's surprise he wasted no time rallying up his full motorcade and heading to the golf course to tee up.
joined on the green by three white house staffers and a friend. it's a joyous and a tearful holiday for a military family after a secret santa helped reunite a mother and a son just in time for christmas. >> just to have him home, our family is very close. so, to have him home for christmas is just the world. the best gift we could absolutely receive. >> 19-year-old austin has been training with the army at ft. benning, georgia, and getting home to new jersey for christmas wasn't in the budget this year. the freni family tried selling things and selling stuff on go-fundme until a total stranger stepped in to buy him a ticket home. love those stories. >> you know who's smart? me. but you know who else is smart? >> not quite as smart, but smart. >> yesterday you said it's going to be super warm and all the snow is going to be gone overnight and, sure enough. it's all gone. >> amazing how that happened.
>> the forecast is something. but also going to get really cold now. i will tell you this. >> it's warm today. >> huge problems across parts of the plains because of this cold. this is the storm we had the snow yesterday and some of the rain. excuse me. and now we've got the front coming through and this front is really, really powerful. cold enough that we've been seeing some snow down in the south in clayton. can you tell where the cold front is here? >> red spot. >> i don't see red on there. >> i would think it's the blue. >> right here. yeah, temperatures yesterday in parts of texas dropped 70 degrees in the day. so, we started out, we broke high record temperatures into the 70s in the panhandle and got to amarillo, 3 degrees last night. right now minneapolis is minus 18. actual air temperature. so, the cold air is certainly in place. warm air here across the coast. this is a wind chill feels like minus 40 in fargo. just want to take us through the next couple days. the pink is the coldest
watch what happens. up towards the north where canada where we like it to be wednesday, thursday. for most of the coming week, things a lot warmer than it has been over the last couple weeks. >> that arctic blast the last few days -- >> the threshold in minnesota is negative 30 to cancel school, though. >> thanks, rick. china braising lly stealing one of our navy's drones. what is the left focused on? a misspelled tweet by the president-elect. we'll debate this. chuck and matt here to debate what is next. another front on the war on christmas. the shocking sign an atheist group placed next to a nativity scene. how nice of them. i thought i was managing my moderate to severe crohn's disease. i didn't think there was anything else to talk about. but then i realized there was.
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china accusing the u.s. of hy hyping up the navy drone controversy. this after donald trump called it a act. jump all over the misspelling with chris murray tweeting this. this is madness a 7:30 a.m. escalation of diplomatic crisis with china via twitter with a misspelling. shouldn't china be more concerned about the actions. matt slap and chuck rocha and the president of solidarity strategy. nice to see both of you. chuck, reading your notes this morning you seem just as angry about chris murphy about this tweet, this misspelled tweet yesterday. why? >> i think i'm more upset about the use of the president-elect and his twitter account. i could care a less about him misspelling a word but things much bigger going on. at a time when everybody's
watching. when my papa bought me my first shot anyongun shotgun. i know he's bang, bang, bang. that's why he got elected. but now it's realtime. now he's going to be the president. this was my only concern with the whole thing. >> president-elect could get us all killed with his twitter account. >> yeah. i think the only thing that is going to get killed is some of the main stream media who likes the president to always go through them with their messaging. and i think the one thing that donald trump has been able to do and dick cheney, you know, put his finger right on it which is donald trump is working around the "new york times" and around "the washington post" and talking to real americans and i think it's fantastic. >> chuck. shouldn't we be more concerned about what china is doing to us than these twitter accounts? here is trump yesterday. he spelled this out. we should tell china that we don't want the drone they stole
back. he is also saying we need to be tough with china. isn't that the kind of thing we want out of a president? >> i think being tough is fine. i think making sure america and that usa is at the forefront of everything that goes on around the world and not being the world's policemen but making sure we're there in a really respected way. they just lost the election where they got 2.5 more votes than the republicans. a lot of people who will continue to throw madness. but i think the country needs to come together now. we need to make sure americas right out in the front and watching and making sure everything is going to be merry. >> what do our presidents do? do we want a president to be strong with china? >> yeah, absolutely. i think this is a unifier for the country. this is an early test for president-elect trump. he has not yet taken the oath of office, obviously. but this problem is going to linger into the beginning part of his presidency. president bush had a similar type of challenge and the dictators all over the world and the authoritarians and the
communist leaders will watch how he handles this. and i think as he projects strength it is a lesson to everybody around the globe that the obama era is truly coming to an end and america will stand up for its interests and it's about time. >> i better watch out for my misspellings. i know chuck will be all over it. good to see both of you, merry christmas. coming up here on the show, debbie wasserman schultz was forced out, but one man that wants to replace her has e-mail issues of his own. that's next. first lady michelle obama says it's time to give up, america. >> now we know what not having hope feels like. you know. >> what do blue collar workers across the country think about that one? one of them will join us next.
hey, welcome back. time now for a quick look at your headlines. thousands gathering to celebrate the life of a true american hero. former astronaut john glenn. friends and colleagues including the vice president speaking about his incredible accomplishments. glenn was first man to orbit the earth. he passed away on december 8th at 95 years old. the first american to orbit the earth. and a small christmas thank you to heroes who gave everything. ♪ 70,000 volunteers braving the icy weather to place christmas
wreaths on every one of the graves at arlington national cemetery. thanks to generous viewers like you who donated. her husband ran on the slogan hope and change. but america's hope now is that president-elect donald trump is going to come into office. >> we feel the difference now. see, now we're feeling what not having hope feels like. you know. hope is necessary. it's a necessary concept. what do we do if we don't have hope, oprah? >> the employees have a different outlook after our future president stepped in to work to save their jobs from being moved to mexico. >> one of their employees joins us now. his name is kyle beman. thank you for joining us. when we heard about the jobs saved at carrier there was hope at your firm that maybe those
jobs could be saved, as well. in order to keep your severance package you would have to train your mexican replacement. what is the status of your job and how do you respond to what michelle obama had to say that there is no hope? >> well, the first lady is entitled to her opinion. i know the campaign was hope and change. we've seen a lot of hope. we've seen a lot of change. and that being american workers' jobs are being outsourced to other countries. so, i'm not going to down the first lady. she's entitled to her opinion. but right now i'm one of the ones that's living on hope. >> why are you living on hope? i mean, christmas is right around the corner. how are you feeling at this moment? >> honestly, very depressed. >> well, but, yet, it's in limbo what will happen ultimately.
severance packages. are you going to have your job? even though what happened down the road at carrier a lot of jobs were saved. hope is not a reality, it is the idea that something could change. if it's not your job, it's other jobs in this country that donald trump can help bring back. >> a lot of places in this country are facing the same dilemma. so, yeah, we're all working on hope, praying for hope. we're hoping for a change in the attitude of the ceos of these corporations that are out for nothing but corporate greed and the almighty dollar. i know mr. trump has mentioned our name at various times. as a group, yes, we're still holding on. we still have a few months left that maybe he can intervene. but if it doesn't happen, it doesn't map happen.
maybe somebody down the line can keep their jobs. time will tell. >> he's been out talking about jobs, jobs, jobs. buy american, hire american. what is your message to president-elect trump you and your situations and so many days like you. what do you hope he focuses on? >> the gentleman's got a lot on his plate. but his main, his main theme during his campaign was jobs, jobs. american jobs are no longer going to lead this country. so, i'm going to hold him accountable of this. how much of that can be done and accomplished? time will tell. but i'm hoping that he can do this. >> well, kyle, we want to wish you a merry christmas. we hope there is hope and for you and for many other american workers that the future is bright. so, thank you for joining us this morning on "fox & friends." >> thank you for having me. merry christmas. all right, up next, mitt romney breaks his silence since
learning he will not become the next secretary of state. what happens when you ask college students to sign a petition banning christmas. >> we're sending a letter to the administration to be like, hey, this can be would you guys like to sign? >> i will totally sign. >> totally sign. >> the man who took that video is joining us live straight ahead. you do not want to miss this one. you can't predict the market. but through good times and bad... ...at t. rowe price... ...we've helped our investors stay confident for over 75 years. call us or your advisor. t. rowe price. invest with confidence.
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♪ and folks dressed up like eskimos ♪ whitney houston. i miss her and her voice. who does not love this time of the year especially right here in new york city. talking about huhuow hungry we because we're not eating until our food segments come up. >> if there is a food segment, i eat on the show. >> they're cooking down the hall and it smells super fantastic. >> we want you guys to send us what you're eating.
>> unique or interesting or a particularly large portion. >> or a christmas sweater. >> we were listening to whitney houston and i was thinking our christmas song. i love christmas -- >> you start it really early. >> like right around thanksgiving and almost before. what is your favorite christmas song? you have one that stands out? >> "o holy night." >> the "home alone" sound track. ♪ >> i know rick hates that i love this song, but it's wham's "last christmas." it's such a fabulous song. my favorite christmas song. send us in your favorite christmas songs. >> breakfast, christmas songs. >> i will play wham's "last christmas" under your next weather report. an extremely dangerous and recaptured after days on the
run. moore caught overnight. found him holding a hostage in a car. deputies arrested him after a brief standoff. after assaulting a deputy and taking a taser and a grebuick. the former 2012 republican nominee is now warming up to his presidency. he says "i was more than a little surprised that president-elect reached out to me to potentially serve as secretary of state of the united states. i see it as a welcome sign that he will be open to alternative views and even to critics." you may recall romney called trump a fraud during the primaries. it got pretty ugly there. a banner calling religion a myth. it's causing outrage in a virginia community. residents say that this six-foot sign is extremely disrespectful because it's right next to a nativity scene. >> ought to take her down. >> this is the birth of jesus sitting here. why would you want to put
something like there on there? >> the man who posted the banner got a permit from the city and said it's not meant to offend people, but to make them think differently about religion. not endorsed nor sponsored by the city. and then there's this. a police winter rescue taking a bizarre turn. cops in hudson, new york, smashing the window of a car about a senior citizen wearing an oxygen mask frozen inside. it turned out to be a very realistic mannequin complete with hair, clothes and even teeth. even wearing a seat belt this mannequin. >> i saw the picture and that looked real. >> the owner claims to work for a medical company that sells cpr mannequins and was transporting, no charges have been filed on this. but this is the strangest story. >> i would break the window, too. >> come on. >> can you tell the difference? >> did he make it himself? that looks like grandma.
>> no charges should be filed. let me tell you that. time to get it out to rick for a little -- >> is it a mannequin -- >> for a little weather. >> don't do this to me. don't do it. somebody cut his mike. cut his mike. cut his mike. >> there are some christmas songs that just send you completely into the wrong direction. like into the anti-christmas mood. >> this is like early 1980s fun. >> because for you it was retrow and i lived through it the first time. when you live through a song the first time, it has a completely different feeling. people send this to me on twitter, there are also songs that are your complete anti-christmas song. right? >> one of the beach boys christmas songs i'm not a fan of. >> there you go. i love that. >> they sold two of them and one of them is not that good. >> let us know what your least favorite song is, as well. take a look at the weather map and show you what's going on.
some big changes coming for almost everybody and a lot of people are going to be happy about this. your actual air temperature. minus 34 air temperature. omaha minus 10 and factor in some wind and and how about that. not feeling good at all. it's been big changes over the last 24 hours. this is your temperature change in the last 24 hours. all about the wind direction and that is brought in down the major cold all the way down across parts of texas and in towards the deep south. warming up all along the eastern s seaboard temporarily. rain will move through with a couple potential thunderstorms and look how quickly temperatures drop off throughout the northeast today. down in the southeast, pick your city and take a look at what happens. we start out warm in places like atlanta and birmingham and then the bottom drops out and very cold by 9:00 p.m. tonight. you're at 15 in tulsa, oklahoma. into the northern plains we're starting off really, really cold throughout the day. we warm up a little bit getting
up maybe above zero in aberdeen throughout the afternoon, but it is just going to be a brutally cold one. temps do warm up tomorrow and finally out across areas of the west, here you go. looking a little bit better, certainly, than the rest of the country. all right, guys. ♪ but the very next day you gave it away ♪ >> love you, rick. >> i love that one, though. secretary of labor tom perez announces his bid for chair of the dnc. >> thanks to a hillary clinton-style e-mail, could his candidacy be over before it even starts? >> our own jackie is following the story for us. >> i like both of those songs. you nailed it in my eyes. the outgoing secretary of labor is the latest in a series of democrats vying for chair of the party. like his party's presidential nominee, an e-mail scandal may keep him from the position he wants. while with the department of justice perez was accused of
breaking america's security laws. in 2013, an investigation into perez's activities was launched while he was replacing eric holder as u.s. attorney general. that investigation found perez used his personal e-mail account more than 1,200 times, including to leak nonpublic information to "new york times" and planned parenthood. he fought the investigations every step of the way refusing to supply a subpoena. in all, congress will review 34 of those private e-mails but still found he likely violated the spirit and record of the federal act. 12 separate individuals on that private account. in a statement, the rnc slammed perez calling him a "left wing radical that would put the dnc further out of touch with average americans." >> more complications.
>> thank you, jackie. >> that's why you don't use a private server. >> pretty simple, actually. >> note to self- >> wow. well, this story will inspire you. a gold star mother making it her mission to honor her fallen son. he promised to graduate when he came back home, so she went back to school and finished for both of them. and that mother is joining us live in just minutes. plus, what happens when you ask college students to sign a petition banning christmas? >> we're just sending a letter to the administration to be like, hey, this can be like almost oppressive for some people. would you like to sign? >> i will totally sign. >> totally. >> the man who took that video joins us live, next.
some quick headlines. new report revealing shocking numbers this morning. the urban institute reports 820,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records living here in the u.s. and 38% of those have fellancies or misdemeanors and are found inside of a refrigerated truck. border patrol agents finding the migrants among stacks of produce during a checkpoint. two drivers responsible for the smuggling. they were arrested for that. well, it is the holiday season, but that's not stopping some college students from playing scrooge and agreeing to sign a petition to cancel christmas. >> this time of year it feels like people can shove their holiday happiness in your face. like merry christmas. and it gets kind of old. >> we're sending a letter to the administration to be like, hey, this can be almost like oppressive for some people. would you like to sign?
>> i will totally sign. >> the man in the pink hat cabin philips is a contributor with camp campusreform.org. >> this is so large, it could be a weapon. they banned it. >> so, what was the -- i mean, were you surprised by the response of these kids on campus? >> i wasn't. i've been on campuses around the country with leader institute and one thing we see and that's students are so afraid of offending anyone they don't stand for anything. this is something they get from the administration. start banning holidays, are we going to ban the fourth of july because not everyone celebrates america and then dwrougroundhog and start banning random holidays. >> some people say you just picked a couple of clips. what percentage of people agreed to sign? >> we were out there for two hours and 40 people we talked to. the only people that didn't sign it are the ones who said, no, i
got to go. the people who stopped and listened to us almost all signed it. >> what was your argument? to get them to say, yeah, i will sign this. >> the moment i said i feel oppressed or some students who felt triggered because of these christmas decorations. >> i support this, absolutely. >> did anyone say no? >> we had maybe two or three say i kind of like the lights. >> i kind of like christmas. >> in no way was it a stirring, no, protect christmas. >> what is it like on campus right now? >> do you feel in the spirit or very much sort of a bland like happy holiday, have a good trip. >> i have been on campuses around the country, like i said and no holiday cheer because the administrations are afraid of offending students and students seeing christmas decorations. we had campuses banning rudolph the red-nosed reindeer and banning evergreen trees. i thought save the trees and not kick the trees off the campus.
>> if christmas lights are on them. >> they last forever. how do you come up with these ideas because it sounds absurd and then you do it and people sign it. what does it tell us? >> we have an entire generation that is being raised to believe that nothing should stand against their own personal belief and if something offends anyone, it shouldn't be allowed. the ironic thing here is i celebrate the birth of our savior but the ironic thing is that banning christmas is going to offend a lot more people than it would offend just keeping it. >> this is at uva. >> what is your favorite christmas song before we let you go. >> "o holy night." i can never hit the note at the end. >> what about wham christmas album? >> not a fan. >> he was offended. coming up, president-elect trump not letting the rain put a damper on his thank you tour last night. >> and it's going to start to
pour. i will stay out here. the hell with the suit, right? i never liked this suit anyway. >> more from mobile, alabama, at the top of the hour. up next, a story that will inspire you. a gold star mother making it her mission to honor her fallen son. he promised to graduate when he came back. she went back to school and finished for the both of them. that mother joins us live. david. what's going on? oh hey! ♪ that's it? yeah. ♪ everybody two seconds! ♪ "dear sebastian,
we are back with a cool story that will make you proud to be an american. a gold star mother making it her mission to honor her fallen son. in 2012, that man, marine corporal philip mcgee killed in action fighting in afghanistan. he promised to finish college upon his return. that never happened. his mom was not about to let his wish go unfulfilled. she decided to go back to school for both of them. phyllis mcgee just graduated from ut arlington on friday. she's got a smile on her face. rightfully so. she joins us now. phyllis, what an amazing story. first, tell us about your son who fought for our country. >> philip was a strong, health conscious as far as his bodybuilder and a great love of our family. >> so it was just, i believe,
ten days before he was scheduled to come home and no one can imagine how that feels. when did you decide, hey, i'm going to overcome this tragedy and i want to go to school and finish what he started? >> probably from day one when they told me -- i refused to sit down. i stayed standing. i knew my son would never have sat down. as the months progressed, i needed to do something to keep me busy. i decided if philip hadn't gotten to finish college and i never finished college raising my seven children, that i would go back to school and finish for the both of us. >> on the screen right there, there's a picture of three marines. i should note you had three sons in the marine. the other two also serving in the marine corps. service runs deep in your family, obviously. >> i have two sons still active duty serving.
and my husband is 24-year retired master sergeant for the united states air force. >> wow. i'd say it does run in your family. >> tell us what it felt like to walk across the stage and get that degree and fulfill the promise that you made. >> it was overwhelming. the response to my the most memory of philip and for my gold star moms out there so i could lift them up was absolutely wonderful. i wanted to do it and i succeeded. it feels absolutely fantastic. >> you sure did. >> what was your degree in? and what do you want to do with it? >> my degree was in interdisciplinary studies with a minor in political science and a minor in political justice. due to the fact that i've been mentoring my gold star moms that i have been mentoring since my son was killed, i had would like to go into further work, i've
been accepted in to start nigh masters in the fall to begin work in victims advocacy and counseling in the fall. with a minor in political science in the fall, you should run for office. you want to announce that today? >> no. it's been a dream of mine to one day be in office. >> maybe you will. maybe we started it right here. on behalf of a grateful nation, thank you for the service of your husband, your three sons, your son who gave his last breath to this nation and for your commitment to gold stars who are oftentimes forgotten and the follow through with get thag degree. it's awesome. proud of you. thank you. >> thank you so much. i appreciate it. >> merry christmas. >> thank you so much. >> if you'd like to donate in honor of philip. you can donate to the foundation that supports our warriors. you were next, president-elect trump takes on the media during his merry christmas thank you tour. >> this guy is demented. he's a demented person.
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good morning. happy sunday. it's december 18 pt. i'm abby huntsman. president-elect trump not letting a little rain put a damper on his tour. >> we'll stay out here. the hell with the suit, right? i never liked this suit anyway. we'll throw it away. >> in mobile, alabama. more from the president-elect straight ahead. michelle obama claims that hope is dead in america. >> now we're feeling what not having hope feels like. >> remember, when we go low, we go high, right? how mr. trump responded. >> it's the most wonderful time
of the year. ♪ >> yes. this is my favorite christmas song is wham. >> these songs. it's the song track of my life. >> 1980-something. >> send in your favorite christmas song this morning. we'll play them throughout the morning. >> this is my favorite and his least favorite. keep playing it. ♪ only the second hour. this is "fox and friends," baby. it's always off the rails. >> guys, honestly, christmas is
a week from today. >> isn't that crazy. >> are you done shopping? >> i still got more to do. like everyone else out there. >> tried to get to it. think i'm going to get to it today. >> there's no stores in new york city. you couldn't find any yesterday. >> my day was so busy. straight up procrastinated. >> you got last minute deals on gadgets. >> i always put together my favorite gadgets of the year. the best gadgets for moms. i've got cool stuff in there. best gadgets for dads coming up later in the shoi as well. >> politics to get to. it was the last stop last night for president-elect trump in mobile, alabama on his thank you tour. it was a really rainy night. he had a little bit of sun. he said to hell with the suit, we'll keep it on, i'll get rid of it. >> this is a spot, when he launched the campaign, everyone was wondering, why are we spending time in alabama? on the primary map, what are you doing there? he had that massive crowd and he
said it all started here. he had jeff sessions there, like jeff sessions was there pretty much from the beginning. he talked about what he was going to do, recounted election night. he talked about political correctness and we want to say made in the usa and merry christmas and man of the year. he made mention of an attack leveled against him by a columnist at "the new york times." let's put up the tweet actually. this is paul krugman that tweeted this yesterday. thought, there was rightly a crowd of i will legitimacy over bush dispelled wrongly by 9/11. so the country united. behind him after 9/11. creates interesting incentives for trump. >> what does that mean? stoke some fires around the world to have the country unite you. start a war so we'll unite around you. this extends to mr. trump in mobile, alabama, yesterday and he responded this way.
>> it's going to -- i will stay out here, the hell with the suit, right? i never liked this suit anyway. they had a clown today in the failing new york times who said i wanted another world trade center catastrophe because it's good for my base. what kind of demented person would say that? think of it. thousands of people killed. this guy is demented. he is a demented person. that's why the times is failing. i went up to see him three weeks ago. i gave it a shot. i had a great meeting. everybody said i did great. everything was great. but they'll never change. they'll never change, jeff. no matter what you do. >> it's personal for him. you remember during the primary. he was the one who defended new york when ted cruz was sort of mocking new york city or new york and said look, the most patriotic city in the country, i lost friends on 9/11. for him to be -- it's very personal. >> you're going to try to do this to unite the country.
it's ridiculous. >> it's an emotional memory for so many people. >> it was a demented thing for him to say. love to have been a fly on the wall in that meeting. when president-elect trump was trying to make amends. clearly, that's not going to happen. >> he said it right. they're not going to change. "the new york times" pretended to apologize for their extremely biased coverage. it's continued. then you have columnists saying something with benefits but that he would start something in order to create an opportunity to raise his ratings. that is a demented thought. the fact that someone would say that and get away with it, i'm glad trump is -- >> when i think of being un-american, that comment is the worst of it. you cannot get lower than that when you think about how many lives were lost, how our nation changed on 9/11 forever. to bring this back to that and almost say that president-elect trump is hoping for this to happen to help his rating, that
is sick. >> whatever our political differences, no president-elect would ever want something like that on the american soil ever again. meanwhile, michelle obama, we played a clip of her the other day talking to oprah. if you missed it, she talked about what it looks like for hope in the country. oprah said do you think we've achieved hope and change and do you think we've lost hope. >> your husband's administration, everything, the election, all about hope. do you think that this administration achieved that? >> yes. i do. because we feel the difference now. now we're feeling what not having hope feels like, you know. hope is necessary. it's a necessary concept. and barack didn't just talk about hope because he thought it was a nice slogan to get votes.
i mean, he and i and so many believe, what else do you have if you don't have hope? >> remember what michelle obama said and hillary clinton said when they go low, we go high. doesn't seem like they're going high. here's what mr. trump had to say in response to the first lady. >> michelle obama said yesterday that there's no hope. but i assume she was talking about the past, not the future. 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. this country has such potential, you it's going to be so special, things are going to happen like you haven't seen happen in many, many decades. >> i mean, you see the people behind him in the crowds that show up for his rallies. they very much seem to have a lot of hope for the future. we had someone on earlier in the show, kyle bee man who was an
employee at rex in order and if he had hope and here's what he told us. >> the first lady is entitled to her opinion. i know the campaign was hope and change. we've seen a lot of hope. we've seen a lot of change. than being the american workers' jobs outsourced to other countries. i'm not going to down the first lady. she's entitled to her opinion. but right now i'm one of the ones that's living on hope. >> hope right now, whether or not his job will also go overseas like the carrier employees did and now trump came in and made that deal to save some of those jobs. >> exactly. think about it. the we go -- trump went high. they didn't want to bash the first lady. they said hope can come in different forms. it's not just a campaign slogan. it's a job that arrives.
it's the cops that police our streets. that really matters. i'm sick and tired of being told that the country is only good if barack obama is president. this is the same first lady that told us this was of the first time she was proud of her country. is she not proud of her country now? >> look, we're divided right now. this is what hope doesn't feel like. >> maybe. i don't think we've seen a first lady in the past say things about the incoming administration. there's a way that the first lady should graciously handle things. you pass off the torch and let them do what they're going to do. >> that's a great point. i think what trump was saying. i'm going to give her the benefit of doubt. >> it was a meeting. i like her. >> i don't want to get mud on that. i want to move forward. i hope the obamas will take trump's advice and let him be president of the united states. the electors meet tomorrow and elect the president of the united states. >> the country needs that. you know what else brings the
country together. >> christmas music. >> i want to start it around halloween time because i get so excited about it. we were asking about favorite christmas songs. mine is wham's last christmas. what is your favorite? >> it's an aaron neville classic. i don't know if you have it cued up. >> let's play abby's first. >> mine is this. >> i really can't stay ♪ >> i got to go -- >> ♪ >> what's your's pete? >> mine is aaron neville. he's laughing. >> aaron neville. play it. >> i love aaron neville. ♪
♪ >> if you don't know the words. i just love aaron neville. >> playing the wham christmas song to get under rick's skin a little bit. >> rick, i'm sorry. you're embarrassed for us. >> it's hard to embarrass rick. >> i know. >> what's your favorite christmas song. >> there's a few of them. >> i don't know if they have this one. i just told them. >> no one knows this one. it's a video. >> ♪ >> it makes you happy when you listen to it. happy to be alive. >> it's a mashup of a few songs. >> i can only find the video. >> it's popular.
>> do you have a least favorite? >> that doesn't matter at all clayton. friends at fox news.com. send them in this morningment. >> somebody tweeted me the five least favorite songs. they were spot on with mine. >> really? >> i'm going to look at it. >> completely in sync with the worst. here's the storm moving across the eastern part of the country now. this is a cold front. a really powerful one. we have winter weather advisories across northern alabama. behind it, the incredible cold air, minus 31 in aberdeen. minus 37 in alliance nebraska. the front is moving across the southeast. watch what happens throughout the day. the front slowly moving off towards the east. the temperatures pluchl et behind it. so the cold air is in place. a lot of the roads are still wet from the moisture. it's going to be a flash freeze behind it. tomorrow morning, give yourself
plenty of time. it's going to be dangerous. >> thank you, rick. >> coming up on the show, some electors plan to vote against president-elect trump tomorrow. even though it may be a crime. one joins us later to tell us why she's taking that risk. plus, it's a christmas classic. >> god bless us, everyone. >> i thought it would be wham. one school -- why they canceled, a christmas carol. bah humbug.
hamilton and madison -- this is the emergency they built the electoral college for, and it is our constitutional duty and moral responsibility to put the emergency measures into action. if only 37 electors change their vote, donald trump will not have the 270 electoral votes he needs to be president. >> only 37 change their vote. >> that's a video from the so-called hamilton electors who plan to vote against president-elect trump this week. according to one judge it -- joining us now is colorado delegate and member of the so-called hamilton electors polly back a: you're a democrat, an elector for hillary clinton. she won the state of colorado. you're going to go against the law and not vote for her on
monday to. what end? >> i don't know what i'm going to do monday. i may vote for secretary clinton or i may vote for a republican that 37 republican electors would want me to vote for. >> the laws and everything dictate you are bound to vote for hillary clinton. you decided you're going to reject that? >> no. i haven't made that decision. >> you don't know yet whether you're going to commit a crime. you might commit a crime. >> the state of colorado has a law. there are 28 states that do have laws that bind the electors. not all the states do. i would encourage the republicans in states that don't have laws like we do in colorado to let me know what they would like me to vote for. >> your hope is through voting for hillary clinton or voting for another republican that you can reject and defeat donald trump. are there 37 other electors out there, the so-called hamilton
electors, news reports shows one republican maybe is wavering but no others. how do you get to the number you supposedly think you can get to? >> we talk to the electors and see if they will put country before party. >> have you talked to electors who you think are going to reject donald trump? we're not hearing about them. >> i personally have not. but others have. >> this is sort of a hope strategy. are you hoping to delegitimize mr. trump? >> it's not a matter of delegitimizing anyone. it's a matter of voting for president who does not have obligations or is not influenced by foreign powers and who is qualified. >> so you believe that mr. trump is influenced by foreign powers and would start a war to raise his polling numbers like paul krugman? >> no, i don't believe that. i believe he's indebted to the russians in particular and perhaps other countries. >> but you do know loretta lynch
rejected that idea and said there isn't evidence of that? >> i don't know that. i haven't seen his taxes. i think if we ever see his taxes. >> if you see his -- what's going to happen tomorrow when the vote happens? is donald trump going to be president of the united states? >> i wish i could predict what was going to happen tomorrow. >> i can predict it. and i think the electoral college -- it's probably going to do its duty and elect donald trump. we'll see what folks like you do. any last minute note. is it going to be hillary clinton or a republican? what do you think you're going to do? >> i don't know. >> you don't know. all right. we'll wait and see. i appreciate you taking the time to come on with us this morning. >> okay. well, thank u. >> thank you. debbie wasserman schultz was forced out as dnc chair over hacked e-mails. one man wants to replace her. he's got e-mail issues of his own. wait until you hear what he did. plus, christmas is one week
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additional $10 billion to cover subsidies next year. those are some headlines this morning. christmas is one week away. if you still can't find a gift for mom who has everything. we have p ideas for you. >> these are the gadgety gifts. >> the life print photo and video printer. you could buy one for grandma and one for mom. you could share photos. if she lives a thousand miles away, you could send photos to her life printer from a night out. you could print off the photos on your own iphone and print them out right there. >> i might not send photos of the night before to grandma. >> for the mom that loves to take pictures of the kids, light affordable tripods that make your pictures your game, you don't get the blurry photos, they come in red, black, green, blue, you can throw them in a
backpack or purse. easy to take pictures of the kids. >> you find yourself putting something on a ledge and it never works. >> your camera falls. >> i want this one. the fit bit. >> fit bit, of course. one of the big standards of course in tracking all of your calories. throughout the day. your steps taken, distance traveled, calories consumed. this is the one i forgot to buy my wife that she asked for. >> now you know. >> monitors your sleep quality the fit bit alta. they have a social network to compete with your friends on calories burned, sleep received as well. >> i don't think i want to see how my sleep is. dangerous. >> you guys -- >> my husband and i got an echo. love it. >> of all of the unified home experiences right now, i think amazon is the leader in this. the amazon echo and the dot as well. you can connect these to your existing speakers, the echo dot to the existing speakers in your house. you've seen the commercials for what alexa can do.
alexa, give me the forecast. what are my driving decks to work. play wham's last christmas and she automatically plays it. >> plus my wife loves it in the kitchen. i don't know how to cook without it. set timer for five minutes. set timer for ten minutes. your hands are covered. >> she relies on it. >> this my favorite of all. >> i bought this for my wife for mother's day because she's got an apple watch and iphone. belkin makes the fantastic valet charger. you can lay your apple watch next to your phone and charge it overnight side by side. it uses the inductive charging there. you plug your phone into it. >> i like things organized. that would be cool. >> it's rose gold. >> that's pink. >> clayton loves rose gold. >> some stuff for the family where you want to stay connected with the family and for your watching the kids. i love it. this is the nucleus.
it works with amazon's echo. it gives you a screen experience. you can put the nucleus in one room and ship one to grandma across the country or put it in multiple rooms. it's a home intercom system. you can say pete is upstairs in his office. dad, can we play baseball in the backyard. video conferencing with your family. >> take it wherever you need to. >> we did have the project nursery, that's a great project for moms as well. new moms comes with a mini lcd screen. you can wear it on your wrist and watch the baby while they're in the house. great battery life and a hand-held monitor. >> you're a good salesman. >> thank you. these are my tech gadgets for mom. >> i once tried to do face thim it was not a good idea. it is a christmas classic. >> god bless us every one.
>> but one elementary school is being a scrooge. why they canceled "a christmas carol." >> plus, the president-elect is appointed the most conservative cabinet in a generation. stu varney and what this means for the economy. that's next. i thought i married an italian. did the ancestrydna to find out i'm only 16% italian. so i went onto ancestry, soon learned that one of our ancestors was eastern european. this is my ancestor who i didn't know about.
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welcome back. well, with only two spots left to fill, donald trump is shaping one of the most conservative cabinets in modern history. >> that's right. what does it mean for the economy. >> stuart varney is here to break it down for us. >> i'll tell you what it means. it is the most conservative cabinet in at least a generation. it means deregulate the economy. it means stimulate the economy. it means grow the economy. that's what we're going to get. that's the hope for the future that the stock market is backing up. >> liberals are worried about what they saw in kansas a few years ago, which is this conservative experiment. you've been reading stories about what liberals are worried about. slashing taxes, no revenue is coming in. that was the concern about it, the government wouldn't have the engine of revenue. >> hold on a second.
steve mnuchin is going to shepherd through tax cuts for individuals and business. in a sense you're right, when you lower tax rates, initially the government takes in less money. that's initially. but the whole point of the tax cuts is that eventually, very quickly, actually, you start to grow the economy. as you grow the economy, more people are at work, wages better, in comes more money to the treasury, cancels it out. in fact, you grow treasury revenues as opposed to shrink them. what this cabinet is going to do is reverse all of the major policy initiatives of president obama. tom price is going to health and human services. he's going to reverse obamacare. steve mnuchin goes to treasury, he's reversing tax increases and -- he's going to reverse costly green regulations. rick perry is going to energy. reverse restrictions on domestic
energy production. >> or close it. >> long, long, list. all this is designed to stimulate the economy, juice it, get some growth there. we've had 2% growth for eight long years. you've got the prospect now of 4% growth in a not too distant future. >> it's not like he hasn't been talking to people from both sides of the aisle. if you watch trump tower all day long, he's got a lot of liberals talking about energy and economy. he wanted to hear both sides. who he's picking are obviously more conservative. >> we've seen al gore, rahm emanuel, leonardo dicaprio. people from the left have walked through trump tower, given their advice, he's heard their opinion. but mr. trump has hired conservatives across the board. it's a very conservative cabinet. >> you mentioned energy. how key is unleashing energy to the kind of economy we need? >> it's extremely important. president-elect trump wants to bring back manufacturing jobs.
you can do that with cheap energy inside the united states. specifically, cheap electricity. juice literally is very important in the manufacturing process. you bring that down or control it and you bring manufacturing back to some degree. >> we're out of time. real quickly, what do you think his biggest hurdle will be? >> probably republicans in congress who want to water down some of his stronger policy pronouncements on tax cuts in particular. >> you may see the moderate republicans bounce back a little on that one. maybe. >> i think you're right. >> we'll find out real soon. >> good to see you. >> merry christmas. >> merry christmas one and all. >> what's your favorite christmas song? do you have one? >> silent night. >> good one. >> beautiful. >> good choice. >> let's not get carried away. >> we have other headlines to get to. we start with this one. a new e-mail scandal for the
democrats. the secretary of labor, tom perez throws in his name. according to a series of reports, he used a private e-mail account at the department of justice in 2013. the investigation finding that he likely violated both the spirit and the letter of the federal records act. now his push for the dnc chair might be over before he can even hit send. intelligence officials will not -- on the extent of risch -- this after a group of democratic electors wrote a letter to the director of national intelligence. they wanted an ex plax on how russian cyber spies hacked the accounts and whether they did so to elect donald trump. an elementary school cancels its annual christmas carol play because it takes too much time out of teaching. parents claim it was because two
parents complained about this line. >> god bless us everyone. >> the principal at the school responding refuting the parents' claim saying our decision is rooted in the desire to be respectful of the cultural and religious background represented by the students attending centreville elementary. that's a bummer. you think about it. i acted in the christmas carol growing up. >> who did you play? >> two different people. i played a little sister. >> very critical. >> hopefully there's something in the archives to pull out. >> rick reichmuth is standing outside looking at the forecast. >> good morning, guys. warming up across the east coast temporarily. take a look at the maps. we'll talk about what's going on. here's what it feels like. all that pink is the arctic air that settled in across parts of the lower 48. it will retreat this week. this is the last day of it
thankfully. it moves up further off towards the north in canada where we'd like it to be. still warm in the southeast. 69 in atlanta for a couple of hours. across the northeast, the rain will move through. some the showers could be heavy at times. cooler air behind it. 29 in cincinnati. down to the southeast, little bit of icing. maybe snow as the front moves through. certainly see the rain and then the cooler temperatures only getting to 29 today in lubbock. you get an idea how cold that air has settled in. a high in duluth, minnesota of minus 3. the coldest settled in there as well. across the west, publ low, colorado. yuma, it should be warmer than that this time of year. 62. plenty of sunshine across the southwest. guys, back to you. >> thank you, rick. loretta lynch defending the fbi by going after the clinton campaign. her message for john podesta
with what's inside the packages. they're searching for the suspects. >> a notorious 86-year-old jewel thief is out of jail this morning. she promised a judge she won't skip bail. payne has a lengthy record of jewel heists, arrested more than 20 times around the world. her criminal career even inspiring a 2013 documentary. thank you, pete. president-elect donald trump's thank you tour has been filled with lots of holiday cheer. >> we are going to say merry christmas again. merry christmas everybody. merry christmas. want to start by wishing you a very merry christmas. merry christmas. >> but some on the left aren't filled with comfort and joy and are suggesting that he may be violating separation of church and state. for more on this we turn to religion contributor father jonathan morris. >> merry christmas.
>> what he's saying is something we all know. no matter our religion. the nonspecific and the impersonal is boring. if i know abby your name is abby. i say ma'am, how are you? you say, you don't know me? if i know you're celebrating christmas, peter, i say happy holidays. you say okay, that's fine. if you know i'm celebrating christmas. say merry christmas. this year, the first day of hanukkah falls on christmas eve. the first time in 38 years. if i know somebody is celebrating hanukkah. i should say happy hanukkah. that's refreshing. i think donald trump is saying, hey, we've been getting used to not wanting to offend anybody, we've gone nonspecific and totally impersonal. >> i'm going to read this to you. this is americans united on trump. i'm molified by the fact that it's meaningless. thankfully, he has no power to enforce it. americans celebrate christmas in many different ways and some don't celebrate it at all.
it's up to each individual to decide and that's how it should be. so they're offended -- obviously merry christmas to an audience. >> they're saying a violation of church and state. >> i think it does it on purpose. it's funny. we are going to start saying mer i have christmas again. it does sound like well, maybe he's trying to enforce it. we know he's not trying to enforce it. even if n. his own family. his daughter and son are jewish. he's not trying to enforce it. he's using unspecific language which we know in donald trump language and it's funny. i think he knows it's funny. he's saying, don't be afraid to be specific. >> i remember growing up not even having to think about it. it was a simple merry christmas. christmas carol, i acted in that play, it was a part of my growing up experience. i feel like we're always reading stories about a different school struggling to figure out the balance or even going overboard the other way to make sure that
everyone feels respected. i worry about kids growing up in a world like that. >> it's natural that the pendulum does swing. there are probably times in our past we weren't respectful, especially in public schools of people of other traditions than our own. there's 100 kids who are christian and 20 are muslim. of course, we need to be resp t respectful not to impose what they must do in terms of religion. there's got to be a balance. i say congratulate somebody on ramadan and say i hope you have a beautiful, holy peaceful ramadan. >> there's a difference between peace -- >> what do the founding document say? there's no establishment of religion. we don't want donald trump saying everybody must celebrate christmas in their homes and no law to pro hint the free exercise of religion. that's what the founding documents say and don't be
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good morning, happy sunday to you, it is december 18th. president-elect trump taking on the weather and the media during his thank you tour. >> this guy is demeanted, he's a demented person and that's why the times is failing and it's going to start to pour. i will stay out here, the hell with the suit, right? >> more from mobile alabama just ahead. >> plus, democrats mounting a last ditch effort to convince ee lectors not to vote for president-elect trump but loretta lynch just killed their momentum and all it took is one sentence we're going to share with you. one week until christmas morning. what song are you singing? ♪ grandma got run over by a reindeer ♪ >> it will be stuck in my head
all day now. ♪ you can say there's no such thing as santa as for me and grandpa we believe ♪ >> thank you. ♪ last christmas i gave you my heart ♪ >> i love my producers, this is my favorite christmas song. i know it gets under rick's skin. what does america think of this song? >> send me a message on twitter, do you like wham's "last christmas" little '80s but -- >> very cheesy. >> here's another song. we want you to vote -- >> see, it's got to go with a classic '80s video. this is so good. i love our producers, well done. >> where's george michael in that? >> your favorite christmas song
this morning, and we'll play some of yours. >> we won't judge. >> you don't even know the words to it. >> i know the words, they started it in the middle of the song. i was lost. >> rick had a weird mall song. i don't know what it was. >> macy's song. >> it was like an elevator song. >> you admitted it was a mall song. >> we're going to ask chris wallace what his favorite song is. he doesn't know that -- >> we have politics to get to and of course we'll keep playing your songs as you send them in throughout the morning but president-elect trump was doing the final thank you tour stop in mobile, alabama it was pouring rain at one point he said the hell with it, i'll keep the suit on, we'll throw it out later. he was talking about bringing christmas back, as he's doing on all of the stops. >> during the primary, every pundit, why is he spending time in alabama. he had that massive prally and people are saying have you seen
a rally this large? he was reminding people, this is where it all started. >> pointed out that the movement sort of became evident in alabama and jeff sessions was there from the beginning and also there last night and pointed out policy positions and talked about election night and how everybody got it wrong and they got it right. he also took time to criticize and push back on the failing "new york times" and reporter there who decided to take him on directly with a tweet that a lot of people are calling it a lot of things and mr. trump had a word for it too. this is what paul krugman the columnist tweeted yesterday. he said, thought, there was rightly -- what he said, a cloud of illegitimacy over bush, after he was elected. dispelled wrongly by 9/11, this creates some interesting incentives for trump. >> incentives, what, stoke some sort of war in order to unite the country? here's what donald trump had to say about the failing "new york times" as he put it. >> it's going to start to pour -- i will stay out here,
the hell with the suit, right? i never liked this suit anyway. they had a clown in the failing "new york times" who said i wanted to have another world trade center ka tras trow fee because it's good for my base. what kind of demented person would say that? that's why "the times" is failing. i went up to see him three weeks ago, gave it a shot. i had a great meeting, everybody said i did great, everything was great. and they'll never change. they'll never change, jeff, no matter what you do. >> meanwhile, the story you'll hear from the liberal media is what everyone is talking about on the left, which is that the electoral college vote is tomorrow. could hillary clinton end up becoming president tomorrow with some of the shifting electors? >> we're going to hear about this conflict for the next 24 hours because there are a lot of people, a lot of democrats that
are going to fight as hard as they possibly can to try to change the electors votes, saying thif been getting death threats, thousands of e-mails to them and their families and it's gotten really ugly. at what point do you say the election has passed and accept it for what it is? >> exactly. to what end. they need 36 people to change. so far was maybe shown an inclination to change, the numbers are not in their favor but the mainstream media are covering this 24/7 like it's another election. it is a standard process in our constitution and as of right now there's no indication that it will change other than one or two on either side which means it's a nonstory. donald trump will be your president come monday. talk about fake news, this feels like a fake news story to me. it's not a real story. john positidesta, it's been aid
opinion from the clinton campaign. >> what the cia and fbi had uncovered during the e-mail scandal, russians being involved. he thought that this was fake. he thinks that this is a conspiracy and that james comey's letter was a problem. here's what he wrote in an opinion piece, the election is over and damage is done. but the threat from russia and other potential aggressors remains urgent and demands are serious and sustained response. the administration should brief members of the electoral college on the extent and manner of russia's interference in our election before they vote on december 19th. that has been denied thus far. it's not going to happen for ten or so that requested it. >> the interesting player in all of this, loretta lynch is tied throughout the entire time, over this investigation over hillary clinton's e-mails and right before her decision came out she was seen meeting with president bill clinton on the tarmac which had a lot of people scratching
their heads. people were saying back then there was a lot of just miscommunication, frustration behind -- does she agree with what james comcomiy, she was onn and standing by what he did. >> first of all, the investigation isn't even over. i think it's impossible to characterize it in one way or the other. i don't know where mr. podesta is obtaining information -- >> and i know also because of his involvement with the campaign he's going to have a certain interest in this and certain view of that. again, i allow him his opinion. everyone has a great deal of respect for him. i allow him that opinion but disagree with that if that is in fact the characterization he's trying to make. >> she's falling in line with hillary clinton, where at the donor event, reasons i lost, the james comey
letter. >> but the assertion that it was the russians and all of this, we've looked at this, a lot of uncertainty. of course no one thinks our system should be manipulated or hacked but we know the vote count wasn't hacked. when it comes to electoral college, let's move past that. there are some in congress who realize this is not a real thing and others grasping at straw. >> no one wants their e-mails public, this a terrible situation. that being said, what we found in the wikileaks, highlighted the concern that so many american people had about hillary clinton and what was going on behind the scenes in the campaign. but at this point, we've got to move on. >> and the president has moved on. he's in hawaii playing golf. the election is over, i'm out of here. >> and other headlines to get to this morning. we start with a fox news alert, a day of celebration turning
deadly. one woman is killed and five others injured when a massive tree crashes right on a wedding party as they were taking pictures. among those injured, a 4-year-old girl fighting for her life this morning. >> it was like a scene in a movie where the tree is slowly coming down. you just -- whoever was under it, running straight through it, not moving to the side. >> at least 20 people were trapped by fallen branches and firefighters believe it may have been weakened from a five-year drought. >> and some extreme weather continues this morning. deadly ice covered roads and heavy snow hammering the midwest causing hundreds of car wrecks and involves 67-car pileup killing two people, including the driver of a tanker that exploded when it flipped over. the storm killed 13 people since tuesday. >> and returning a u.s. drone
blatantly stole from u.s. waters, a chinese navy ship grabbed it near the coast. it's unclear when it will be returned and trump tweeting this. we should tell china we don't want the drone they stole back. let them keep it. there's a joyous and tear filled reunion after a secret santa helps reunite a mother and her son at christmas. >> our family is very close, to have him home for christmas, it's the world, the best gift we could receive. >> 19-year-old austin has been training at fort benning, wasn't in the budget this year. they tried raising money on go fund me but it was not enough until a total stranger stepped in and bought austin a plane ticket back home to be with his
family. >> get out of fort benning. >> your responses are pouring in this morning. we asked you friends your favorite christmas song of all time. e-mail from julie, one of my favorite christmas songs is santa's back in town by elvis. >> that's classic. >> this is from troy. the christmas song by nat king cole is my favorite song to listen to. brings back such great memories as a child growing up and my parents played it. >> good song. >> and then e-mail said grandma got run over by a reindeer always reminds me of when we attacked my grandma with silly string on christmas morning. >> i love that. >> elmo, right, will be performing on christmas right here on the plaza.
>> well, i could never get enough of the beatles, i like that at least paul has a christmas song. abby should sing it. >> i'm with you. i'm going to refrain -- >> no, america wants you to sing. you can't refrain. >> i love this song, maybe because i'm a product of '80s. i notice you don't like my song by wham and don't like paul mccartney's -- >> that song is the other worst of all christmas songs. >> no. >> support me people, here. i know i'm not alone on this one. >> you are a grinch with this song. >> you should be wearing green today. >> doesn't the grinch wear green? >> he is green. spiraling out of control. >> this is the other -- that is the worst song. >> keep it playing. i'm not alone. >> all time two worse songs.
>> no. >> i'm not alone. i refuse to believe i'm alone. >> play your african drum song again. >> i'm going to retweet anybody who tweets they are the worst songs. green bay, watch what happens this warms up a lot. that's the case all across the northern plains battered by the cold air. we're still cold however, this is how much colder you are than you were 24 hours ago. a a lot of places about 30 degrees warmer across the east coast temporarily. that cold air will move towards the east coast throughout the day today and all of this front behind that. once it moves through the temperatures will plummet for everybody as it moves through, a quick dousing of rain and maybe a little snow and because it gets so cold quickly after the roads will freeze quickly. be very careful especially tomorrow morning as you headed off to work. high temperatures today and tomorrow, that pink is the really cold air goes back into canada where we would like it to be and much of this coming week, temps are a little bit more
normal for this time of year. >> i thought the blue meant really cold air. >> blue does mean cold air but pink is really cold air. >> anyone else is listening because the tie is a perfect grinch color. >> it is a perfect christmas green. >> it is, perfect christmas green. >> america will vote. >> battle ensuing. coming up on the show, the biggest story on every channel, electors could overturn trump's victory tomorrow. chris wallace will react next. >> a shocking sign placed by a nativity scene. that story coming up. ♪ this is my body of proof. proof of less joint pain. and clearer skin. this is my body of proof that i can fight psoriatic arthritis with humira.
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♪ i feel it in my fingers". >> i've been listening to you, you have a very good voice, abby. >> you do. >> we need to dedicate a segment to our show every weekend for abby to sing. >> i think that would be a good idea. >> chris, let's get right to the big story today and what many people will talk about for next 24 hours, the big vote with the ele electors could mr. trump -- could people change their mind enough so that he is no longer the next president? >> it is electors or electors --? >> that's way beyond my pay grade. i suspect you can probably say either. could they change their mind and vote against him and legally some of them could and in some states where they are legally bound, there's never been a test case. one assumes they could change their mind. will they? almost certainly not. there have been 80 electors who have sent a letter to the to
james clapper, the director ever national intelligence, asking for an intel briefing on russian hacking before they vote. 80 electors but only one of them is a republican, 79 of them are democrat. it seems pretty transparently an effort by democrats and democratic electors to overturn the election and get someone other than trump to be the next president or even if he's going to be the president to somehow undercut his credibility. this is the only area in which i disagree with pete. that is still a news story. even if something isn't going to happen, the fact there are democratic electors and john podesta has joined it and hollywood celebrities have joined, it's still news. >> where does it go after this? let's say it goes the way folks think it's going to. what's the next firewall? >> that would be it. then in early january, when the new congress comes in, then
there's a -- they count the votes and joint session of congress and it's the vice president who presides over that. that was most infamous or most sort of touching back in 2001 when it was al gore who had to count the votes that certified that george w. bush had beaten him by a single electoral vote. the other question is, what would happen if in fact -- they don't have to vote for somebody who even ran. they can vote for anybody they wanted. if nobody got 270 electoral votes, it goes to the house of representatives. it's kind of an interesting constitutional things, what the founders set up. each state delegation would get one vote and obviously if it was a majority republican vote they would vote for the republican. so trump would probably win anyway. we're going to have an elector and white house chief of staff --
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the shape of the logo. it is already a big hit in our household. >> that's why i think you're the best dad in america, raising your kids right. this is "star wars," a very important thing. i heard you asking people what their favorite christmas song is. there's no question whatsoever it's christmas is all around us, from love actually -- >> we were just singing it. >> it gets stuck in your head for the entire day. >> abby, do you mind singing the first two lines. ♪ i feel it in my fingers ♪ i feel it in my toes >> it works well with the delay we've got. it's like an echo. >> only 3,000 miles away. >> waited a long time for the "star wars" movie. what do you make of it, sir? >> this film is incredible for a "star wars" fan, making a ton of movie this weekend. there is a two minute sequence i
would watch and pay a ton of money to see it. best scene ever in the star wars universe. the story telling, this tapes between episode 3 and 4. that's 2005 and 1977. this leads directly into the events of the first "star wars" movie you saw in 1977, about the rebels who steal the plan for the death star. the third act of this movie is why i think i define the word nerd here, you'll be geeking out so much. you won't know what to do, you'll just start crying. and the problem with the film, there are some scenes they forced the dialogue overall, the second act is a little bit slow. but they do deliver exactly what "star wars" fans are looking for. i give it a four out of five. i want to mention a couple of things. do not waste your money in 3di max, the first two parts of the
film are way too dark and it's not worth the money in 3d. if you can find 2d doll by i would see it there. how do you rank the "star wars" movies? >> i would go episode five, episode four and rogue one jedi and episode, three, two, one. >> am my family the movies don't exist, the '90s are not real. >> best christmas movie of all time? >> best christmas movie of all time? die-hard. yeah, the debate is over, it is a christmas movie. stop debating it. >> it is. >> you guys are so wrong. >> we will debate this in the commercial break. always good to see you. >> thanks, kevin. >> merry christmas. >> coming up, new front in the war on christmas, the shocking sign an atheist group placed near a nativity scene. >> entire work to cook for the entire family, during the
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>> so elaine e-mailed and clayton, my echo just heard clayton say alexa, play wham's last christmas. >> turn the volume down. camera three, alexa, play wham last christmas. that's the sound of america listening to "last christmas." so well played. >> america slowing -- [ laughter ] >> i feel for her. >> made my day, thank you, elaine. >> we have other headlines to get to right now. the head of the u.n. nuclear watch dog group back in iran for second time since the nuclear deal was signed. the visit comes less than a month after they announced iran already broke parts of the deal. all sides are being urged to comply with the agreement. iran's president says the country will abide by the deal
if no nations do. there's this, a rare kind word from mitt romney about president-elect donald trump. the former 2012 nominee telling the salt lake tribune he's warming up to the presidency. i was more than a little surprised he reached out to me to potentially serve as secretary of state of the united states. i see it as a welcome sign that he will be open to alternative views and even to critics and you may recall you called trump a fraud during the primary. pretty ugly. >> a banner calling religion a myth is causing outrage in a virginia community. this 7-foot sign is extremely disrespectful because it's right next to a nativity scene. >> the city ought to take it down. >> this is the birth of jesus sitting here. why would you want to put something on there? >> the man who posted the banner got a permit from the city and said it's not meant to offend but to make them think differently about religion. both displays are not endorsed
or sponsored by the city. a police winter rescue taking a bizarre turn. cops in hudson, smashing the window of a car after calls about a senior citizen wearing an oxygen mask frozen in the car. it turned out to be a very realistic mannequin complete with clothes and teeth and wearing a seatbelt. the owner claims to work for a medical company and was transporting it. no charges have yet been filed in that case. rick? >> it looks like an art installation or something -- >> isn't that the weirdest story ever? >> completely. i'm glad they tried to save her and it was a mannequin. so it is really cold and you know that across the planes and the cold is settle across texas. however it is almost done. that's the good news, we have a front moving through throughout the day today and it will continue to pull towards the
east coast dropping temperatures behind it and bringing rain and little bit of snow behind it as well. down to the southeast, same story, we'll see know across parts of tennessee and maybe towards northern alabama and then you see temperatures plummeting towards atlanta. tomorrow morning, be very careful on the roads. here's your actual air temperatures across the northern plains. it's incredibly cold, dangerous conditions continue. today is the last day of cold temperatures and finally across the west, cold as well, it's pretty much just cold everywhere. >> can i warm you up? >> yes, please. >> with the busy holiday season, it's hard to find time to cook meals for the whole family. in his new cook book, one to five, he shows how to turn one recipe one easy recipe into five delicious dishes. >> ryan scott joins us now. welcome back. >> you're a popular man, not just here because -- >> look at the christmas card from all of us. >> so adorable. >> alexa, get this.
>> your book is selling like hot cakes. >> everybody can do this. this is a book you don't have to go shop for. these are ingredients you have at home and inspire you and at the same time it's something that you can do and so the whole premise of the book, you take one ingredient, it could be a pork in the slow cooker. >> i knew my demographic here. >> i do not want cookies at 8:00 a.m. >> you take the slow pulled pork here and there's chicken base everybody has in the fridge then lemon pepper and garlic powder and all of the onion families that we don't ever use. you put it on the outside of the pork. clayton, i don't know if you're good at opening a beer. can you do that for me? >> with my teeth -- >> no, no, that's the money maker right there. don't do that. >> pour that over the top. >> the cool thing about this, this is the one you do at night time before the bed, at 6:00 in the morning it smells like brazed pork -- >> you were saying this --
>> this slow cooker recipe will save your marriage. >> that's for you, clayton. >> the one is one cooked ingredient and one raw ingredient. people that bake, there's the cake box mix that turns in churros and cookies. >> one betty crocker mix you can do five different recipes. >> or take the pork and then it turns into five recipes. i'll have you make tacos the way you want. lit rlly all we do, we take cabbage and lemon juice and cilantro and onions and put it in the pan karnita style and when it braised and crispy, you build your taco. i don't hot sauce, take any hot sauce bottle and make it the way they want. i turn it into this pork, turns into tacos and vietnamese salad. this dressing you make in the
book and put in the broiler and roast the salad and these are my mau i meat sliders and i got the boy's attention here, mac and cheese spring rolls. get in there like you've never seen one before with -- >> braised pork and mac and cheese. you bite inside there -- >> what is this? >> that one ingredient -- >> this one pork turned into five. chick peas and beef that turns into five. this is one of your favorites. >> you make this at thanksgiving, right in the. >> this is a thanksgiving -- yes. >> a mexican soup. >> like leftovers. >> this soup is inspired by tomatillos and homny. if you don't have these ingredients, if it doesn't have beer stains and sharpie mark, i
want you to be inspired by it. >> this is amazing. all right -- >> where do they find this? >> it's on amazon. get it before the big day next week. >> one to five. >> one to five. get it an amazon as well. >> love having you here. >> president obama promising a smooth transition of power over next month but our next guest doesn't buy it. he says president obama has plans for a shadow ghost. ed klein is coming up next. >> colin kaepernick disrespects the national anthem and everyones millions but when a middle school coach kneels at the game gets serious trouble. that coach is joining us next.
welcome back, a new report revealing shocking numbers, the urban institute reports there are 820,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records living here in the u.s. 84% of those have felonies or serious misdemeanors. president-elect trump said that illegal immigrants with criminal records will be a deportation priority once he takes office. >> 32 illegal immigrants found inside a refridge rated truck. border patrol agents finding them among stacks of produce during the checkpoint. two drivers responsible for the smuggling were arrested. >> president obama is promising a smooth transition of power come january. >> respect to the transition, i think they would be the first to acknowledge that we have done everything we can to make sure
that they are successful as i promised and that will continue. >> but our next guest doesn't buy it. he feels like there's a public and private position. in fact he says president obama has plans to take aim at donald trump as soon as the president-elect takes the oath of office. here's author of "guilty as sin" ed klein. you say the obamas don't plan to fade away and let the new president succeed. what are you hearing about their plans? >> for the past 100 years every president who is outgoing has packed up his stuff, gone home and not criticized his successor. this is not what the obamas are planning to do. they rented an eight-bedroom mansion in the section of washington from joe lock hart, bill clinton's last press secretary. in that house there's enough room for valerie jarrett and
michelle and the kids. a place for ten cars to park. they are setting up what they are calling a shadow government. >> so they are saying though it's just their children are in d.c. want to stay there. >> that's not the real reason they are staying there. they are staying there because despite what the president said on his press conference, he's in a sense of outrage over this incoming trump administration, when he thinks is going to wipe out his legacy. so he's setting up this kind of almost insurgency, picking people in foreign affairs, labor, abortion, union matters and setting them up to start appearing on television, making speeches and doing op-ed pieces for next four years, you're going to see not only a trump administration but you're going to see a shadow government opposing the trump -- >> you're hearing from your sources that a shadow government
will be formed to oppose everything donald trump is trying to do right there in washington, d.c.? >> it's going to start inauguration day because michael moore has already organized mass demonstrations in washington to try to get donald trump to have to go inside rather than outside to hold his inauguration. and we're going to see street demonstrations for the next four years. >> other than the inauguration, what else would this shadow government and inurge sency do? >> tom stier, the environmentalist, big liberal, has already pledged $100 million to do commercials to oppose donald trump's environmental policies, things like that. >> rallies, protest, commercial organizations. >> i would call it an insurgency. you think donald trump is disruptive, this is going to be very disruptive.
>> you know the clintons as well as anybody and left and obama. that would seem to be pretty unfortunate if he didn't allow done aald trump to succeed. we'll track that closely. appreciate it, ed. >> we have a big final hour on tap. in addition to wham, we have the man who killed bin laden and what his favorite song is. but up next, colin kaepernick disrespects the national anthem and collects millions from the nfl but when a middle school coach kneels in prayer, he gets in serious trouble. we'll ask him about it when he joins us live. ♪
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there's controversy brewing, criticism for simply taking a knee and bowing his head, even though he didn't recite a prayer. the school warned he'll be disciplined if it happens again. he says he's unfairly singled out. he joins us now. good morning, gentlemen, thanks for being here. >> thanks for having us. >> jeremy, help layout what happened. this started based off a video someone saw on facebook and this is a routine you and your players have done for a long time where prayer is done after the game and now it's turned ugly. help us understand what happened. >> the coach eddie here, they have a postgame meeting after all of the games and they go
over to the xs and os and what's going to happen next. right after that, they take a knee and do this little postgame chant and it's been a tradition for years that the students right after that lead out on the lord's prayer. and just so happens the coach was on his knee during that time and didn't feel it was respectful to pull away during that time. shockingly the freedom from religion foundation decided to send a threatening letter to an otherwise great school district there in panhandle of florida. and as a result of that, i think the school district was put in a bind and i feel horribly for that school district because you can line up ten judges and five of them will go one way and another way but this is a gray area that they made it sound like it was a done deal. >> here's the statement, they say coach metcalfe's conduct is is unconstitutional because he endorses and promotes religion
when acting in his official capacity as a school district employee. eddie, we just showed footage of you kneeling with your players and you look at that from afar and think, what a nice moment, after the game coming together in unity and thinking about something beyond yourself. what is your reaction to all of this? >> i come from a very close knit community. i love my staff and love the school system that i work for and superintendent and i have known each other for 25 years, he's a great guy and caught between a rock and hard place. i would just like to be able to show respect to my players as they exercise their freedom of religion. >> eddie, what are players saying about this? what has their reaction been? >> they are supportive. they are very supportive. i have some good kids. >> have you since then continued to kneel down and pray after a game? >> no, ma'am, superintendent has
since come up with -- i think what is a great solution that we can simply step back two to three steps and be reverent and i applaud him for working towards finding a solution between the two. >> jeremy, where does this go from here? do they even have a case? >> i think what needs to happen next, the superintendent has gone out of the way this past week as a matter of fact, maybe there's middle ground here that we don't have to show disrespect to the players and they exercise their religious liberty but don't need to have a letter of guidance in the coach's file. i think the coach is happenty positive take a step back while the players do what they have been doing for years frankly there. and i look forward this week to working with the school district who i think was unfairly targeted by the freedom from religion foundation and i think they are trying to do the right thing. i think the reasonable and right thing is for the coach to take a step back. let's get rid of the letter in
his file. >> it's nice to see the team coming together. what does that do for the morale of your team when you get together or pray or you have a chant together, you're all in one space thinking about something as i said, that's bigger and bigger than yourself? >> we promote one family. parents involved, students involved, players involved and we all try to just find something that's going to bond us, the postgame chant bonds us as a team. you have to ask the players what everything else does for them. >> we wish you all the luck. thanks for being with us this morning. >> thanks a lot. >> coming up, president obama says america is more respected than it was eight years ago. ron o'neill, the man who killed bin laden says the president is in a bubble. he is joining us next hour. >> michelle obama told america to just give up, there is no hope and this morning the president-elect is responding. ♪
good morning, happy sunday. it is december 18th. president-elect trump taking on the rain and main street media. >> this guy is demented. he's a demented person. that's why "the times" is failing. it's going to start pour. i will stay out here, the hell with the suit, right? >> the other big moment from the final stop of the president-elect's thank you tour in mobile, alabama, coming up. >> when republicans go high, she goes low. >> now we're feeling what not having hope feels like.
you know -- >> no hope any more. this morning president-elect trump and the people who cat puttpuat a putted -- respond. >> last christmas, great song. we report and still believe it, you can't decide because it is true, it is the number one christmas song. >> i'm the decider in chief of that song. >> "fox & friends" hour four starts right now. ♪ ♪ make my wish come true all i want for christmas is you ♪ >> love that. >> classic. >> it's fantastic.
>> never gets old either. you have giving out amessage to a alexa, but my father said it worked, it starting playing "last christmas". >> all of the fox viewers that have an amazon echo, i said play that song and you will of ameri -- all of america lit up with last christmas. >> keep sending us your favorite songs. >> it gets you in the christmas spirit. but it was the the final stop for president-elect trump in his thank you/merry christmas tour. he was in mobile, alabama and pouring down rain. he talked about some policies and talked about the rain keeping his suit on and dealing with it. >> "new york times." >> a lot of fun with it. each one of these, he has done eight, he talked about policy, recounted election night and the
media counted him out from the beginning and talked about political correctness and god bless america and merry christmas and things he said. he also took some jabs. >> paul krugman slammed him saying he has an opportunity here, donald trump, to maybe stoke fires of wars around the country, maybe try to ignite a little bit. here's what he tweeted this week that was rightly a cloud of illegitimacy over bush, dispelled wrongly by 9/11, meaning once 9/11 happened the country united behind george w. bush. and then he puts forward that that creates interesting incentives for donald trump. >> the implication is that trump would want or even create a moment or incident like 9/11 to benefit himself. unbelievable he would say something like that. >> trump responded thusly. >> it's going to start to pour. i will stay out here the hel. l with the suit, right, they had a clown in the failing "new york
times" who said that i wanted to have another world trade center catastrophe because it's good for my base. can you believe this? >> what kind of a demented person would say that? think of that, thousands of people killed. this guy is demented, he's a demented person. that's why "the times" is failing. i went up to see him three weeks ago, everyone said i did great, everything was great but they'll never change. they'll never change, jeff, no matter what you do. >> demented, some people say the word demented -- it is demented to say you want people to be dead for your own polling purposes. >> it's absolutely terrible. should never have been said. >> too see him there like it's the back drop of mobile, alabama. the reason he was there, this is the final stop. if you'll recall back a number of months ago during the primary, pundits were wondering, why is he going to alabama, the wheels have come off the trump
train? and they had one of the largest rallies we had ever seen at the primary and he was there and something was happening, some big ground swell. that's why he wanted to go back there and say this is where it all started. you're right. >> we don't normally hear a ton of politics from the first ladies throughout the first lady. michelle obama has been out a lot on the stump in the past campaign trail and just recently she was talking to oprah -- remember when she said on the campaign trail when they go low, referring to republicans, we go high. there was a moment in the interview where she talked about now we're experiencing a feeling of no hope. and here's what she said there. >> your husband's administration, everything, the election, was all about hope. do you think this administration achieved that? >> yes. i do. because we feel the difference now. see, now we're feeling what not having hope feels like, you
know. hope is necessary. it's a necessary concept and barack didn't just talk about hope because he thought it was a nice slogan to get votes. he and i and so many believe that -- what else do you have if you don't have hope? >> so that had to sting donald trump a little bit. >> they went low. >> you would think it would and actually listening to president-elect trump on the stump, he responded in a way that was quite respectful, saying i don't know if she meant it that way. >> it was very gracious. >> here's what he said in response. >> michelle obama said yesterday that there's no hope. but i assume she was talking about the past, not 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. this country has such potential. you watch, it's going to be so special. things are going to happen like you haven't seen happen in many, many decades. >> that's what i was wondering, maybe she should clarify that statement a little bit. is she referring to the way some people feel right now, we're a divided country and there is this feeling of hopelessness maybe on left, i don't know. maybe she should clarify her statements but we had on the show earlier, kyle beeman, the company down the street rexnord and whether those jobs will be shipped overseas, he said there is a sense of hope that maybe jobs will come back to this country. listen to what kyle had to say. >> the first lady is entitled to her opinion. i know the campaign was hope and change. and we've seen a lot of hope. we've seen a lot of change and that being american workers jobs are being outsourced to other
countries. so i'm not going to down the first lady. she's entitled to her opinion but right now i'm one of the ones that's living on hope. >> both mr. trump and -- went high. hope is a job. hope is security in supporting your police and law and order. that would be hope not just a slogan. you're right, the first lady does need to clarify but it seems like the comments she made running for office the first time, first time i feel proud of my country, we can have hope if someone is in charge as well. >> you think about the role of first lady, the way i always felt of that role is being gracious and gracefully passing along the torch to the next administration coming in. and so far it seems like they've been working together, the obamas and trumps but then you have little moments where things are said, is that necessary
rights now? is that really how we should be talking about? give them a chance. let them move in and let's see how they do. >> let them measure the curtains zpl right. >> fluff the pillows and figure it out. >> it's scary to think maybe there's a public and private opinion. publicly maybe trying to be gracious but privately planning to stick around to oppose trump. the next president has the keys -- >> i see it as a statesmanship, you rise above it with families and going through it together. we should all take a step back and see what they do. >> we have other headlines starting with a fox news alert and day of celebration turning deadly. one woman is killed and five others injured when a massive tree crashes right on to a wedding party as they were taking their pictures. among those injured, a 4-year-old girl is in critical condition fighting for her life this morning. >> it was like a scene in a
movie where the tree is slowly coming down and whoever was under it, running straight through it, not moving. >> at least 20 people were trapped by fallen branches, firefighters believe it may have been weakened from a five-year drought. >> and now to some extreme weather continuing this morning. deadly ice covered roads and heavy snow hammering the midwest causing hundreds of car wrecks in baltimore. a deadly 67-car pileup already killing two people including the driver of that tanker that exploded when it flipped over. the storm has killed 13 people since tuesday. >> then there's this. china now plans to return the u.s. drone that it blatantly stole from international waters the pentagon saying a navy ship snatched it near philippine coast before u.s. forces were going to retrieve it. the drone carried no intelligence and still unclear when it will be returned and trump tweeted this. we should tell china we don't want the drone that they stole
back. let them keep it. >> this morning we ask for your favorite christmas songs and responses lighting up the inbox it morning. tom said i grew up listening to "white christmas", my all time favorite. >> christmas always brings a smile to my face, it reminds him of one of his favorite christmas movies, die-hard. that is not christmas -- >> i said -- >> it does not get you in the christmas spirit. >> i've been saying my favorite song is wham's "last christmas". >> jt wrote, my wife and daughter hate the song last christmas, especially the wham version. worst christmas song ever, glad
rick has good taste. >> the beatles and wham should not sing christmas songs. >> i agree with rick on the wham song and i also think abby should sing more of the song. i agree. >> i will save you all from that. >> i agree. too early. >> you kind of won that e-mail -- >> unofficial toll on twitter and had 250 comments and i read through them, there was one positive -- >> that liked wham's last christmas? >> michelle obama is right, there is no hope. >> there is no hope. >> whatever, i'm fine with that. take a look right here where our front is down across the southeast. warm for a little bit across the southeast but that cold air is moving on in. moving on in fast. this pink will go towards the north and that will be good news, it will eventually after today get a little better for
much of the country. that front slowly moves on and you started it around 70 in atlanta, tonight towards the 30s, middle. day today, 48 and you get the idea. the cold front on the march. there you go. >> rick, you're smiling and trying to hold back your big smile. you're so happy about winning. >> vindicated. >> thank you, rick, coming up, music star, see lo green sparking panic online, video shows a cell phone exploding in his face, what really happened? debbie wasserman schultz was forced out over hacked e-mails but one man that wants to replace her has e-mail issues of his own. wait until you hear what he did. and president obama says the country is better off now than it was when he took office. the man who killed bin laden reacts to that statement next. there he is, coming on in. ♪
cartels, militias, terrorist groups. they all need a place to park their cash and cherna is their dirty little piggy bank. we're going to insert into the country while nobody is looking. we're going to steal their money, sir? no, we are going to destroy it. we're going to finish this mission. anything we find is ours. do you want to trust a bunch of black water marks?
almost every country on earth sees america as stronger and more respected today than they did eight years ago. by so much measures our country is stronger and more prosperous than when we started. it's a situation that i'm proud to leave for my successor. >> president obama touted his legacy saying the country is better off now than when he took office. >> just how true is that? >> we turn to the man who killed osama bin laden, fox news contributor.
>> i don't see that as the case. what i do see here, i enjoy the optimism. look at china and south china sea and building islands and militarizing the islands, not just taking water but from the sailors trying to get it out. look what happens in syria. everything from vladimir putin backing assad and trying to keep him in power, nothing we're doing about it. we had good special forces powers in yemen and there's not a lot of respect anywhere. most of the allies don't respect us and we're not going to do anything in this world -- we don't need to do everything but we need to gdell gate and they need to trust us. we're giving out promises and not backing them up. >> they don't fear us the same way they do, enemies, take iran, the ship captured and sailors taken in and lack of response. whags the sense in the military,
how they feel america is doing? >> what they are telling me that they are not only do they -- they didn't have a mission, they don't know what they are doing. even with family members, i run a lot of special forces and conventional forces and even families are concerned, my husband or wife going overseas and don't know what they are doing or what the mission is. there are some people some places doing a few things but seems like right now we're only doing what's next to get the next administration in there. it's not that we're not even feared, we're not even respected and that's a big issue, during the clinton administration, we made a deal with the ukraine, you get rid of nuclear weapons, we'll make sure russia does not invade. they trust us and russia invades them, a few decades later. >> president-elect trump has a lot on his plate. first of all rebuilding that reputation, when you draw line, you actually follow through on that. where does he even begin? >> i mean, he began where he needed to with the strong
department of defense, mad dog mattis, anyone with that name i personally like it. i'm pretty sure the iranians do not, which makes me happy and a lot of nonsense on the arabian go gulf -- they had weapons on those ships but i'm convinced they didn't use them because they were given orders, worried about collateral damage or offending the enemy. we're quick to fly hundreds of dollars in iran at night but don't want to use force when they are using force against us. >> america wants to know what's your favorite christmas song. >> american badas by kid rock. >> the same way you support a car accident driving past it. >> that's high praise. >> thank you, rob. >> coming up, christmas is one
welcome back. cee-lo green giving the internet a scare, showing a cell phone exploding in his face but it turns out it was fake. >> i want to let everybody know, that i am alive and i'm well and i'm okay. >> the former judge of the voice says the video was a clip from a project he's working on called narly davidson.
green signed off with an apology asking followers to forgive him. interesting. a 102-year-old woman is dishing out the secret to living a long life, don't diet, just eat. the new jersey woman hitting the milestone friday telling anyone that would listen, that they should eat anything they want, just not too much of it. i could not agree more. >> you agree with the last part. >> in moderation. >> as much as you want. >> christmas day is a week away. >> if you still cannot find a gift for your dad who has everything, you have us covered. >> these are tech gadgets for dad, if you have kids at home and want to do something with your kids. my kids love doing the legos, you can build characters with legos and bring them to life in the video game, ps4, they have the harry potter series and avengers and you can play the game and bring the characters to life and do it interactive.
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jr., 30 games all in one small classic edition of a nintendo entertainment system. >> i'm giddy. >> anyone who wants to send me a gift, send me this. >> my wife said, what do you want? i want one thing, nintendo classic edition. >> i want this and taking this one. >> you can find me on twitter and i'll answer any questions. >> the suitcase it's 225 and there's broken down by three different sizes, medium and larger, go to awaytravel.com. >> i have a feeling people will send it to you. >> i hope so. debbie wasserman schultz was forced out as dnc chair over hacked e-mails. one mant who wants to replace her has e-mail issues of his own. >> build a wall and securing our borders, maria bartiromo on why
♪ ♪ i want a hip poe pat mus for christmas ♪ >> that's a classic. >> i don't know this song. >> you don't know this song. >> you asked for the favorite christmas song and this was one of the most popular requests. >> wow. >> cheryl, do you like this one? >> i love i want a hippopotamus for christmas. i guess it's sweet. >> i know it now that i hear more of it. all i want for christmas is my two front teeth. kind of like this. >> i love we asked this question because it gets you in the holiday spirit. >> maria bartiromo is coming up and her christmas song will shock you. i can't be more thrilled by her response by the way. that's a tease. >> i know where this is going.
>> we have other headlines to get to this morning. we start with this one, a fox news alert, five people are dead and at least nine more wounded when an unidentified gunman open fire on police patrols in jordan. the gunmen have been chased down and believed to be pinned down in a castle in the mountains. and new e-mail scandal for democrats a secretary of labor tom perez throws his name in the ring for dnc chair. he used a private e-mail account while with the department of justice. a 2013 investigation finding that he likely violated both the spirit and letter of the federal records act and push for the dnc chair might be over before he can even hit send. see what we did there? an elementary school cancels the annual christmas carol play because it takes too much time out of teaching but parents complain it was really about
this line. >> god bless us, everyone. >> the principal at the pennsylvania school responding, refuting the claims saying our decision is rooted in the desire to be respectful to many cultural and religious backgrounds represented by the students attending centerville transportly school. >> bill gates may have earned a title, a reddit user was shocked when the billionaire sent her a box of gifts through the gift exchange and sent a personal note and even a dog outfit. and photoshopped image of gates and secret santa couple and made a donation to education in her name. >> did you hear that, nes classic? >> not a bad secret santa gift. >> full circle this morning. >> speaking of full circle. rick is in for -- >> talking about my belly.
>> no idea what that means. >> clayton, i was asking around out here, of a supporter. >> i see nothing wrong with "last christmas" it's a classic sort of new modern song. >> new modern. >> it's a classic if you're like 14. >> exactly. i'm 16 -- >> 16 -- >> excuse me. but you're his mom? >> i'm his mom and i'm not a fan so yeah -- >> family division. is it going to be awkward at christmas this year? >> it might be. >> so i'm with you. 14 years old, 13 even, you can't -- at 12 it's hard to know what good music is. let's see what's going on this morning. it is very cold across the far northern plains and it feels even a little colder when you factor in the wind, feels like minus 51 in aberdeen. let me know how that feels this morning. all of the cold air is behind the system and it will continue
to pull off to the east and snow will fall on the back end of it and it's going to berapid freez. you might have very slick roads tomorrow on the highways, be careful heading to work in the morning. the high temps today, by tomorrow, it pulls up into canada and you're going to be back towards 28 in fargo. 32 for tuesday and you get the idea. the cold air moves back up towards canada and this week is going to look better. i know you're 16, you know, 12, 11, it's hard to have good taste at that point. back to you. >> i know i've angered a lot of people with my love of this christmas song, but i was heartened in the hallway to learn that maria bartiromo has a favorite song for christmas -- >> don't do it, maria. >> i do agree the wham song. that was -- i just love that song. there's another song i love hearing around christmas, i don't know it's a christmas song and that is "we are the world",
live aid. >> likes the '80s song. >> that passes. >> that's another good one. >> maybe it's a christmas song. >> only support here. thank you so much. >> let's talk about this, donald trump reiterating one of his significant campaign promises during the last stop of the thank you tour, maria. watch this. >> okay. >> abraham lincoln, thomas jefferson, george washington, they all believed in strong borders. we don't. we fight for countries that most of you have never even heard of before so they have borders. we will stop illegal immigration for good and we will have doors in that wall and people will come into that wall and they'll come through that wall by the tens of thousands but they are coming in legally. >> now the question is how will these stronger borders that he continues to talk about, how
does that benefit the economy? >> for starters, one issue people have had with the open border scenario is the fact that immigrants, illegals sometimes take the jobs of americans. and so that's one way that people are expecting this to impact the economy, you're going to see employment levels rise because it will be real -- a real look who's working and who isn't from legal americans and that's one way. >> would some businesses that benefit from some cheaper labor be hurt by it as well. >> for sure. look, particularly like the technology industry, that was one thing that they wanted, open borders so they could get cheap labor coming in from other countries but basically even the retail industry as well. that definitely would be a negative but look, people want to see extreme vetting and people want to see when you're coming to america you're doing it in an i legal way. he talking about extreme vetting and talking about following the
law, which has not been the case for a long time. >> your show starts in about 20 minutes here on the fox news channel. >> we'll talk to the lieutenant governor of texas about the very issue, immigration, dan patrick is coming up. we want to hear from him because he's right there on the border to find out what he's expecting in terms of change. what is a realistic change in terms of immigration policy we could see? we'll talk with jason miller from the trump train, one of the communications spokespeople for trump. we'll talk about his speech last night, his what he said about china, keep the drone, talk about that as well and any other major announcements that we're expecting and we have senator john thune coming up. >> he's hedging on the wall but not at the podium -- >> that's what his supporters want. i'm sure he's going to have to fulfill that promise in some way because he's -- it's one of his campaign themes. >> we'll be watch, maria. >> thanks for the support.
appreciate it. >> coming up, china brazeningly steals one of our drones but what does the left focus on a misspelled tweet. the former congressman joins us next, he never misspelled anything in his life. >> stole a package right off a front porch. if they knew who they stole it from they might regret that decision. ♪ i just want to find a used car without getting ripped off. start at the new carfax.com show me used trucks with one owner. pretty cool. [laughs] ah... ahem... show me the carfax. start your used car search at the all-new carfax.com.
senator chris murphy tweeting this is madness, a 7:30 saturday escalation of diplomatic crisis with china via twitter. shouldn't they be more concerned about china's actions, 2008 presidential candidate, dennis kucinich. what's your take on this situation overall, china seizes a drone, donald trump reacts, what's your take? >> china is giving the drone back. that's a good thing. freedom of navigation in the south china sea is an issue and something that's going to have to be dealt with diplomatically. i think this being a season of peace on earth and goodwill towards all, perfect time to practice deescalation. >> it only it was a season of peace on earth. we have a lot of things going on around the world, a lot of hot spots and president obama has said the last eight years are more peaceful. in the south china sea, iran,
syria, elsewhere, there's a lot of problems. is it not time to step up and draw lines and say you can't take our drones anymore? >> drawing the line in the water is difficult when it's 5,000 west of honolulu. but we need to practice dehe is ka lags, and i'm glad that china is returning the drone. that's what they should do. and i think our new president should come to an understanding that you don't have to comment on everything that happens in the world. sometimes the power of the presidency comes from not saying anything. >> but a tweet is also not a gun and south china sea is international waters, hotly contested by china that's building islands right under our nose. they said they aren't going to militaryize them and now they are.
trillions of dollars of trade go through the waters. is donald trump saying america is back, we're not going to take it anymore? >> america has always had a pretty strong military presence around the world. america is not weak militarily by anymeans. we need to remember there are solutions other than military solutions and dealing with difficulties with people who have been allies. don't forget china trade, it was a major trade agreement that the u.s. signed. there's a lot of economic relationship between the united states and china. we have corporate america with very deeply involved in china. we should be able to settle our differences without trying to escalate it and to flex our muscles. look, who is going to challenge the united states militarily? no one. >> the question is could an opening be created where that's possible. real quick, we only have 15 seconds, is your assertion that trump's reflex is going to be
conflict or could he just be setting a strong negotiating position? >> it's okay to have a strong negotiating position, that's what he seems to specialize in but there's a point at which you can't overstate the case because that undermines your position. >> we appreciate that. congressman, thanks for joining us this morning, always. >> thank you. >> nothing warms you up on a cold winter day like soup. we're putting skill -- putting our skills to the test with a christmas cookoff. last week it was no soup for you. today it's soup for you. ♪
headlines. four grinches caught on camera running up to hulk hogan residents stealing the presents right off the pour ch. an 86-year-old out of jail. she's been arrested more than 20 times around the world and even inspired a documentary. well the, the weather outside might be frightful but we have got the perfect deech to warm you up. >> we're putting our soup skills to the test this morning and here to show us how it's done is chef and owner of best damn soup. can we -- we just did. >> great to see you this morning. >> we're going to have cookoff. how do you make lobster bisque. >> what we do here at best damn soup we actually ship lobster bisque is our best seller. so we're going to have you two
gentlemen. >> it's the wham cook off here. >> we're going to race and abby's going to take you on but she's going to help me from over here. >> put the pans on and now the clock starts running now. >> saute, take some flour, the little -- >> how do we win this contest? >> see who can make it first. >> you might want to use this instead of that. >> put your lobster bisque in. hurry up. you're losing. you're losing. >> abby, we're going to cheat over here. >> i like being on your team. >> cut right there for me. >> can i have some wine? >> go nuts. >> this is trump wine. >> it just might make your lobster bisque great again. >> that is funny. >> what about our cream, do i want to put this cream nuts. >> abby already beat you.
>> was there any lobster. >> the lobster broth you just put in there. >> we have lobster meat in here also. >> how come it's not orange? >> because we don't have all the ingredients there. >> we had some fun. >> you fell for. >> i can serve them up some lobster bisque. >> what is the key to a good lobster bisque. >> butter and sherry in a nice lobster broth and also if you buy it from best damn soup. >> just for me it's big chunks of lobster. the best damn soup we also have lobster ravioli. >> oh, wow. >> can people just buy like the soup pouch like you and pure it in? >> yes. this here is our mushroom soup, also doubles as a nice -- >> you can probably freeze that and pull it out any time you
want. >> you can microwave it in little containers for your family. we ship coast to coast and we do a lot this time of year. we're still doing christmas orders. i know it's getting really close, we're getting orders out in time for christmas. >> what's the deadline day? >> honestly by tomorrow morning i really want to save safe tomorrow morning. >> it's best damn soup and -- thank you. >> more "fox and friends" coming up. these birds once affected by oil
my liberal west coast parents raised me on celine deon on repeat for 15 years. >> i love listening to christmas -- and i don't really have a choice. >> thanks for being with us today. merry christmas. one final stop, good morning everyone that's for being with us, i'm maria bartiromo. welcome to "sunday morning futures" president-elect donald trump holding his final rally of the year in alabama so what's his message about and what to expect in a new year? we'll speak to a trump advisor live coming up. plus we can do stuff to you that's president obama's response to the russians. how we retaliate against vladimir putin. moig lawyers are seeing a huge uptick in cases fearing trump's presidency. what will change in the new