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>> this is our country. >> how do we explain how this is possible? >> i don't know that he really has a plan. >> i love the fact that he has the media anchors freaking out and just couldn't take it. >> he said he had switched on "fox news" at 240:00 in the morning when we made the call. >> donald trump will be the 45th president of the united states. >> i don't think i've been that excited since i was probably 12 years old and got up for christmas.
that literally is the feeling that i had. >> he was one of millions of americans that contribute to a shockwave that is still rattling the country coast-to-coast. so one donald trump emerged from his headquarters to give his victory speech seemed like the world had changed. >> now it's time for america to bind up the wounds of division. >> after notably divisive campaign he spoke words of unification. >> for those of you who
now turned senior advisor to the transition thinks the press has made too much of this. >> reminding us of the election coverage which has the conclusion. knowledge of the g.o.p. establishment one of trump's first decisions was to name rnc chairman reince priebus as his chief of staff. he stirred up controversy again when he named steve bannon to help manage his campaign as a senior counselor and white house chief strategist. >> by placing a champion of the white supremacist a step away from the oval office.
expert at. >> my father, donald j. trump -- [cheers and applause] bret: it was a setting that may have seemed more appropriate for a vegas act than a president-to-be, but on june 16, 2015, in trump tower donald trump had something very >> ladies and gentlemen, i am officially running -- [cheers and applause] for president of the united states. [cheers and applause] and we are going to make our country great again. bret: the 69-year-old billionaire real estate mogul had never held office, but now he was going for all the marbles. beyond the announcement, one section of his speech got almost all the attention. >> when mexico sends its people,
they're not sending their best. they're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists, and some, i assume, are good people. bret: this was not how candidates normally spoke. pundits announced his campaign dead on arrival. >> how should republicans handle donald trump? >> ignore him. he's not going to win the republican nomination. >> i really don't think it's what the republican party needs. bret: but trump kept it up, banging the immigration drum. >> i will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and i will have mexico pay for that wall. mark my words. deal wall. [laughter] >> okay. what about the economy? >> build the giant wall. [laughter] bret: yet his tough talk struck a chord. >> nobody builds walls better than me, believe me.
bret: by mid july, trump shot to field. his free-wheeling style got the lion's share of media attention. for instance, no one makes fun of a war hero except donald trump. here talking about john mccain. >> he's not a war hero. >> with he's a war hero. five and a half years -- >> he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people who weren't captured, okay? i hate to tell you. bret: once again the pundits counted him out. >> he needs to apologize, and it remains to be seen if he's got sense enough to do that. >> he's not going to be a viable candidate. you can't say the kinds of things he can without crashing and burning. bret: instead, his polling improved. >> everyone else, big. [cheers and applause] bret: what would make other candidates radioactive only seemed to make him stronger. there was the comment he made in "rolling stone" magazine about carly fiorina. he said, quote: look at that face. remained firm.
though there were a few twists and turns ahead, by late may trump had secured his party's nomination. >> thank you very much, everybody. [applause] thank you. i am your voice! bret: and after the republican national convention in late july, he had pulled even with hillary clinton in the polls. but if anyone thought he'd moderate his tone for the general election, they were mistaken. >> hillary rotten clinton -- crooked hillary clinton. bret: indeed, the brash billionaire was ready for more trash talk and not just about his opponent. >> here, you can have it. anybody want -- [laughter] bret: in his first debate with secretary clinton. he seemed to go out of his way to attack rosie o'donnell. >> i said very tough things to her, and i think everybody would agree that she deserves it. bret: and after secretary clinton mentioned her name -- >> he called this woman miss
piggy -- bret: -- he would soon take on former miss universe alicia machado. mic in 20056ñ?ñ? were released. trump shared lewd comments with "access hollywood" host billy bush. >> when you're a star, they let you do it. you can do anything -- >> whatever you want. >> grab 'em by the [bleep] you can do anything. bret: after that, 11 women spoke sexually harassed by donald trump. >> the events never happened. never. bret: with about one month to go before election day, trump looked like he was in deep trouble. >> what a campaign it's been. >> the long, winding road to the white house ends here. >> the polls are set to close. bret:9 in the early hours, the race is close, certainly closer than predicted by those who thought secretary clinton was a shoo-in.
the feeling was trump would have to take the swing states of florida, north carolina and ohio. at 10:30 -- >> a victory for donald trump in ohio can be called by the fox news decision desk at this point. bret: at 10:45, north carolina goes to trump. >> on monday morning they had a much bigger lead in absentee and early voting. there were 122,000 more and 22,000 fewer democrats who voted early or absentee compared to four years ago. so on monday morning i said, looked at those numbers and said he's going to take next unless election day is considerably different than they've tended to be. donald trump will win the state of florida, according to the fox news decision desk. now it was anyone's game. >> you starting to feel that hillary clinton might lose this thing? >> i'm nervous.
bret: 11:30, trump wins wisconsin. then at 2:41 when he won another rust belt state, the biggest -- pennsylvania -- it put him over the top. this means that donald trump will be the 45th president of the united states, winning the most unreal, surreal -- [laughter] election we have ever seen. >> election night was absolutely euphoric here in this room. it wasn't until he saw the 270 that he knew it was real, but it also was a complete vindication of the way he ran his campaign; on his terms, with his own style and message. bret: donald trump fought a candidates, but against conventional wisdom, and heíañ?. the pundits didn't think he could do it, but the people did. he'd obviously struck a nerve. we'll look at that when we return.
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♪ ♪ bret: donald trump's success, it's safe to say, came as a surprise to the political and media class. this is partly because he seized -z0vhf? to a lot of americans who'd felt long ignored. one such issue? trade. >> oh! bret: from the start of his campaign, donald trump's economic populism made him a favorite among white working class voters. >> president trump! >> the best way to stay competitive and protect the business for long term is to
move production from our facility in indianapolis to monterey, mexico -- bret: this video shows the moment when 1400 workers at carrier air-conditioning were told their jobs will be shipped from indianapolis to mexico in 2017. >> we're moving. we're shutting down. we're moving to monterey, mexico. and it's like, wow, really? bret: mark, a carrier employee for nearly a quarter century, was there when management made that announcement. >> i want to be clear, this is strictly a business decision. >> some people were hollering, some people were, you know, raising some cain. hartsock was a carrier employee of 13 years. >> and that one guy really said it all for everybody. >> i looked up, and i heard
somebody crying. i looked up, and my friend cheryl, she's crying. it just devastated her. >> i was just, you know, basically numb. i just didn't know what the hell bret: just days later at a republican debate, donald trump was the only candidate to speak about the mass layoff. >> all of these 1400 people that are being laid off, they were crying, they were -- it was a very sad situation. bret: he explained what he would do to carrier if he was elected president. >> i am going to get consensus from congress, and we're going to tax you when close air conditioners come, so stay where you are and build in the united states. bret: that directly contradicted decades of republican thinking on free trade. >> i did catch that on the news, that he brought up carrier. i thought, hell, yeah. about time somebody says something. bret: though mark is a democrat and a union member, this time he decided to support trump. >> i believe the entire political system's going to be different from now on. it needs to be changed, you
know? nothing gets done. nothing happens that benefits the american people. >> if we let everybody go to mexico, we're not going to have any jobs for our grandchildren. >> i think everybody's just mad, and they got fed up with the government letting things like >> i appreciate any candidate that's going to do more to keep jobs in america. >> i hope he can save my job and everybody else's job that's in the same situation. this is not the first fact9ly that's closed down. bret: another example is niagara ceramics which closed in 2013. >> it was just impossible to compete with the foreign market. bret: joe was the vice president. >> very difficult for us to manufacture a product in the usa at dollars apiece more than you could buy it for landed at a
port on either coast. bret: today the old warehouse feels almost haunted not by ghosts, but by memories of when the factory employed more than 400 skilled workers. >> we held on as long as we could, and we just couldn't do it. bret: bronco was down but not out to. he's openedzaq÷ facility in rochester, new york, called north star. much smaller but growing. >> donald trump made it very clear that we've made some bad trade deals, and they're affecting businesses like me today, and we are definitely not working on a level playing field. bret: joe felt so strongly about it, he and his family worked to get trump elected. >> the fact that donald trump is a businessman is playing a huge factor in my support of him. he understands what it's like to be where i am. in a much larger came.
scale. bret: before he entered politics, new york congressman chris collins was personally involved in securing funding that kept niagara ceramics afloat for several years. and then he became the first congressman to support trump. today he is trump's congressional liaison during the transition. were you ever nervous jumping on the trump train so early? >> i was never nervous. it was an easy decision for me to make coming from western new york which has been devastated by bad trade deals. bret: when it is president to upstate negotiate trade deals, and there may well be some tariff type of barriers to level the playing field. it's got to be fair trade. >> when i'm president, a if a company wants to fire their or workers and leave for mexico or other countries, then we will charge them a 35% tax when they
into the united states. [cheers and applause] >> i don't believe the president of ford is now going to follow through and move those small cars to mexico. i think that's a decision he's going to reverse. bret: when you start talking tariffses, you've heard the critics who say those jobs are gone for good. you don't buy it. >> not everyone is going to be in the s.t.e.m. world, a scientist, an engineer, a physician. those are great jobs, but let's just be honest with ourselves. so where are the good jobs? it's not in the lower paid service industries. it's making stuff. what we used to do. and we've got to level the playing field. bret: the frustrations and even anger of the working class played a central role in the 2016 election. but how is it that a celebrity billionaire came to be their voice? that's next.
♪ ♪ bret: most presidential biographies describe years of rising through the ranks before achieving the top job. that will not be the case with donald trump. nevertheless, to those who think his candidacy came out of nowhere, there's actually a lot of history leading up to it. in fact, a lifetime's worth. donald john trump, son of fred and mary trump, was born june 14, 1946, in queens, new york.
fred was a real estate developer specializing in middle income apartments. young donald grew up around building sites and construction workers. but he had a rebellious streak, and fred was a no-nonsense father. he sent his son to a military school, the new york military academy. >> my father was raised at military school. it gave him a lot of discipline. >> i think that's donald this. see, he's the biggest guy. >> ted went to military school with trump. they became friends. perhaps the first time trump connected with one of the little people. >> he did protect me a lot from bullies. levine, they didn't go near levine. bret: trump was a mighty competitor. >> he was a great athlete. anything he wanted to do, he could be the first. he far exceeded what the rest of the group was like as far as his talent. bret: trump followed his father into real estate.
control of the family company which he renamed the trump organization. but trump wasn't your average real estate developer. he had a taste for the spot light and was regularly seen on the town with a beautiful woman on his arm. in 1977 he married ivana, a fashion model from czechoslovakia. together they became an inescapable part of the manhattan scene. in 1983 trump opened up his flagship building on fifth avenue, trump tower. in 1987 he published his bestsell e "the art of the deal." trump had become a national figure. you never knew where he'd show up next. way back then, mike dunbar -- a gop activist from new hampshire -- saw political promise in the billion mare. dunbar liked the idea of a businessman who could get things done to. >> and so that's why i started a draft trump campaign.
portsmouth, new hampshire, as people waved "trump for president" signs, donald trump made his first campaign speech. speaking without notes, he hit on some of the same economic themes that propelled him to the white house. change, just the players. back then it was japan and saudi arabia, today it's china and getting our lunch eat p by our trading partners and the people who are hurting are people like me, people who work for a living. we're the ones who are feeling it. so trump appeals to us. bret: after the speech, they left the restaurant and moved trump to a nearby press conference. >> and i had to get him from the speaker's podium to a side door which was a pretty good distance. and as we moved along, he kept stopping, shaking hands with the wait staff, with the cops and with the firemen who were there. he ignored all the other people wearing the suits and everything else, but it was the common man
that attracted donald trump and that he reached out to. and i think that's what's happening today. he's still reaching out to us, not to the guys in the suits. bret: he didn't run back then, but the seed had been planted. [applause] in the '90s, hisí and so did his love life. >> we have a great relationship. we've always had a great relationship. that's fine. bret: he doored ivana in 1991. he then married actress marla maples in 1993. >> well, i think it was just a relationship that was happening. bret: and divorced her in 1999. in 2004 his profile rose as never before when he became the star of nbc's hit show "the apprentice." >> you're fired. you're fired. you're fired. you know what, summer? you're fired. bret: and he married his present-day wife, melania knauss, in 2005.
but trump never stopped thinking about politics. and as he entered his 60s, if he was serious about a run, he could no longer play the waiting game. he asked kellyanne conway, president and ceo of the polling company, to do some research to see where he would stand in the 2012 race. >> what was missing from the field for many republican voters in 2011 was somebody who was not a typical politician, somebody who would be an outsider to the somebody who was not completely unfamiliar to them. bret: years later, of course, conway herself would play a major role in trump's campaign. but in 2011, trump wasn't yet ready to throw his hat in the ring. instead, he endorsed republican candidate mitt romney, another someone who could get things done. but when romney lost, it was now or never for trump. he started to put together a staff. he also started connecting with
conservative media outlets and organizations and gave speeches at places like cpac. >> i'm not doing this for fun, i'm doing it because we have to take our country back. bret: one person he met with in early 2015, newt gingrich. >> he asked very probing, intelligent questions about, you know, what does it take physically and how do you schedule it and how do you balance yourself? what would it cost from january of 2015 through south carolina? i said probably between $70-$80 million. and he thought for a minute and he said, a yacht. so this would be, this would be more interesting than a yacht. i sort of thought at that point, he's going. bret: by the time trump announced his run, he was ready x. if the rest of the candidates were not ready for him, the campaign as a movement, and that movement has been collecting some unlikely voices. we'll talk to some of them when we return.
time? >> everybody's trying to be politically correct but nobody says anything. because you don't want to step on toes, or you don't want to hurt somebody's feelings, or you don't want to be called a racist or whatever. and i think that he's saying exactly what everybody wants to say. >> i'm the one that brought all the action, right? bret: the tattoo artist was offering free trump tattoos when we first met him earlier this year. business was brisk. between make america great again and the actual trump head? >> yeah, we've done his face, tattoos with let's make america great again -- bret: when you're putting on the tattoo and doing it, do you talk issues, like what drives these people to do it? >> you know, they're just really supportive, and they want to feel like america's great again. they want to feel like they've going to have to worry about things happening to their kids or them, so they love the fact
that donald trump says what he says and owns it. bret: one of those on the receiving end was max crowley, a trump fan who came in from massachusetts to get his free tattoo. >> i got a trump tattoo on the back of my calf, and it's his portrait. bret: i mean, that's kind of a permanent deal. >> it is. bret: you're in. >> i'm in. i'm in 100%. there's no going back on that now. it's there forever. bret: let's see it. >> you want to see it? bret: and there he is. how about that? >> the donald. bret: the donald. to crowley, the billionaire businessman represents hope for the working man. >> as a construction worker and a carpenter, work has not been great for the past couple years. it's been hard, you know, especially with a family, promises ardñ? lot of good thins for the future, and the future is everything to me and my
family. breath breath so now you can look -- bret: so now you can look at your leg and get inspired. >> that's it. absolutely correct. i'm behind donald trump 100%, me. [laughter] bret: is this a voter revolt, do you think? >> i think it's a revolt against the politicians that are running the country now and doing such a bang-up job. i think it's time and everybody else thinks it's time to change it. >> holmes wasn't alone in finding a new political direction. bret: fox news reporting found itself in the middle of a clash over the future of the republican party at the virginia gop convention. >> well, mr. trump has been in five different parties in the last ten different years. he's given over $700,000 to the democrats. we're not exactly sure -- >> i used to be a democrat for 30 years, and that man convinced me to be a republican.
who gives a [bleep] if he changed over time? >> i do. >> why? so you don't want my vote? i'm a republican now, so you're lv a republican, then you're wereññ?ñ better -- >> ma'am, i'm not yelling at you. bret: that trump supporter was cheryl ann craft, a nurse. >> i was a 30-year democrat. the fact that somebody says that mr. trump because his opinions and his positions have changed over the years is not a valid republican conservative that could run for the office is absolutely wrong. bret: another person transformed by the trump campaign was chris cox. cox makes his living by creating chain saw sculpture. >> as long as i've got a couple logs and a chainsaw, i can turn it into something that will typically put some gas in my truck and a pillow under my head. bret: as founder of bikers for trump, he told us trump is just what the doctor ordered. >> donald trump's going to bring
some dignity back to our country. he's going to give us a sense of direction. we need america back. we want our country back, and we're going to get it back. this is a movement, and it's happening right now. the establishment's coming onboard. we'll see who holds out. the ones that are there, they better fall in line, they better start making some things happen, and they better start representing the people that put 'em there. finish. d.c. after the election. left, it just exemplified our need for donald trump. they need to get over it because we won, and we're going to be very good stewards of this leadership, and donald trump's going to change the direction of this country. and the democrats, they have no one to blame but themselves. trump, ask barack obama and his policies. >> i'm not a wilting flower. i am, first, a conservative, i'm a mother, i'm a, you know, educated person, i'm an attorney, and, oh, yeah, i'm a woman too. bret: former federal prosecutor
tamara neil from southern virginia told us for her at least the reports of trump's mistreatment of women were outweighed by other concerns. >> he has the courage and the fortitude, obviously, to withstand all the blowback from saying what he's saying about muslim immigration and the difficulties that lie there, building a wall and illegal immigration and just one issue after the next after the next after the next. he's willing to say what, frankly, i think most of us were thinking, and he can take the blowback from it. need someone to take a sledgehammer to this [bleep] there is no other way around it. bret: cody knotts is a budget horror films. he told us he considers himself a reagan man but also says donald trump is the only candidate he trusts to take action on the economy. >> up none of them want -- none of them want to change trade policy. they all want to sell out the
buddies can make more money. is he the best messenger? no. but he's the only messenger we've got. bret: cody joined a wave in pennsylvania that saw many districts that voted heavily for president obama in 2012, surprisingly, going to trump this time around. >> when i found out donald trump had works i started crying -- had won, i started crying. finally, someone gave a damn that my dad lost a job. somebody cared. he might be all those things, but he gave a damn. the clintons and them passed these trade deals. if he screws up the presidency, to me, it was worth it. it was voting for my dad. bret: as shakespeare wrote, what's past is prologue. so far we've been looking at what led us up to this historic moment. when we return, we'll discuss what this past a may be prologue to.
♪ ♪ bret: in the 1972 film "the candidate" where robert redford's character runs an underdog senate campaign, the last line he says after winning the election is, what do we do now? while the film an often cynical take on american politics, this is nevertheless a question that must have gone through the mind of many a politician after getting caught up in the hurley burly of a campaign, you suddenly find you're no longer lead. it's likely many in the trump circle must be asking that same question, what do we do now? and certainly even more americans are asking, what will he do next? >> and, yes, we will build a
great wall. bret: of all the promises candidate donald trump made, the one that got the most attention was the wall. will he be able to build it? kellyanne conway has little doubt. >> he will build the wall and mexico will pay for it. immigration has always been what's fair to the illegal immigrant, and as donald trump as candidate and as president has promised to also say, hey, what's fair to the american worker. he is going to make good on all these promises. bret: karl rove believes the people may allow a little give. >> people say i'm for trump, and we get talking about the issues, , do you really think he'll build a wall and make mexico pay for it? every person said, oh, no, no. but you know what? he'll secure our borders. bret: he will definitely see defiance when it comes to deporting illegal immigrants. mayors of major american cities vow they will remain sanctuary cities. >> to be clear about what chicago is, it always will be a
sanctuary city. party. not on the same page -- >> i don't agree with that. we are on the same page with securing the border, and border security, first, is what president-elect trump is talking about, and that's something we all totally agree with. >> on the ground, on the ground. [speaking spanish] bret: and the deportation -- >> i think right now we want to that is really the first priority. bret: as for repealing and replacing obamacare, we're told that is still on track while trump has talked about keeping two elements of obamacare -- letting kids stay on their parents' plan til they're 26 and making sure people with pre-existing conditions are still covered. >> it happens to be one of the strongest assets -- >> you're going to keep that. >> obama's legacy is the, the main thing is, of course, obamacare, and he's already started to backtrack on that.. bret: thomas frank. >> if you look at obamacare,
there are certain aspects that are massively popular. i think what he'll do is he'll fiddle around the with it and call it trumpcare, you know? [laughter] he'll adjust it in this way and that. in. >> no. he will make good on his promises. the fact that there's about 33,000 pages in the affordable 32,000 pages. even a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day. having said that, he's made very clear what his replacement plan is. bret: trump also has big plans for infrastructure spending as outlined in his victory speech. cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. we're going to rebuild our infrastructure, and we will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it. >> i think this is going to be a ballot. he's got two battles here. one is going to be a battle with
the democrats because, look, they're not going to -- they may not consider whatever he wants to spend sufficient. and second of all, he's going to have a battle with republicans who spent the last eight years belittling the stimulus bill. bret: then there's his promise to drain the swamp of washington. >> when he talks about draining the swamp and eliminating the regulations that have choked off our economy and this obnoxious revolving door of individuals making millions of dollars based on contacts, there is no question that's all going to happen. >> i can understand why many of incredibly nervous that they, that their gravy train is going to be busted off the wheels and the engine ripped out with him as president because it has to stop. >> the joke i used to say to folks when i came here four years ago and bought a condominium, i said, if i do my money on that condominium, because there's going to be a surplus of places to rent and
own as we do drain the swamp and reduce the number of federal employees. i'm quite happy to lose money on that investment. bret: he's made other propses, of course; renegotiate trade deals, strengthen the u.s. military, increase educational opportunities. in general though, make america great again. >> i think they elected him because they said barack obama's doing stuff to our country that we totally disagree with, and this guy's going to be a strong leader who will secure our borders, make america's military strong again, make our country respected around the world, get good trade deals, but most important of all, he will get the economy going again. there'll be better jobs and bigger paychecks. bret: come this january when he's sworn into office, donald trump's plans will finally be how well they work out will help determine not just what sort of presidency trump will have, but what sort of country we'll be
living in. [cheers and applause] bret: eight years ago many americans thought we were on the verge of a new era. house, held both chambers of congress and seemed on the verge of turning the u.s. supreme court. today all of that's reversed. politics works that way sometimes. president-elect trump is a controversial figure, but now it's his job to prove to americans that they made the right choice. and in the next four years, perhaps we'll see whether the trump revolution is the beginning of a new era itself or just another swing of the pendulum. that's our program. thanks for watching. this is the goal post. the end zone. the goal of every team. we know you have goals. like getting exposure for your idea or business. with godaddy website builder, you can easily create an awesome mobile-friendly,
. >> the hunt is on for a gun wielding terrorist who fired on police and stormed a nightclub in turkey. hello. i'm gregg jarrett in for harris faulkner. this is the "fox report". [sirens] a massive search is under way for the suspect who turned new year's celebrations into a nightmare, at least 39 people killed in the shooting including a police officer, dozens more wounded in the attack, we're getting word now that the evidence is emerging about the shooter. adam housley is live in our west coast newsroom. adam, what is this new evidence, and what leads do