tv Fox and Friends First FOX News January 19, 2017 2:00am-3:01am PST
♪ ♪ heather: good morning to you, live shot coming to you from washington, d.c. where a whole lot of action is taking place as we inaugurate our what, 45th president of the united states. yes. you're watching "fox & friends first" on this thursday. i'm heather childers. abby: good morning, i'm abby huntsman. one day before president-elect trump sworn in as 45th president. he's hard at work putting finishes touching at inauguration speech. heather: the list boycotting democrats, nearly 70 as a stick with their mission to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power. abby: leland is live for us with the very latest. this is more than a third of the house democrats, right? >> yeah, exactly, abby and heather to you, not only in
terms of the numbers but symbolism, we haven't seen from members of the house in a very long time, certainly not in these numbers. we are now just 31 hours till president-elect trump becomes president trump, already street closures around dc, just one of the hundreds of things on the checklist not only from a security standpoint but a crowd management standpoint. so many are descending here on dc. across the city there's no scale fencing that's been put up not only parade group but the key protestors out, you can see the finishing touches there on the capitol where the inauguration will actually happen. last night. [cheers and applause] >> there he is, mr. trump made a quick visit to dc for two dinners and dropped by the trump ohio tell for surprise. much of his inaugural address is written but he didn't give away
any hints when he tweeted a picture of himself. this from twitter account, writing my inaugural address in mar-a-lago three weeks ago, looking toward to friday, #inauguration. at least 68 democrats from congress won't be there to see the speech. >> what message would you send to democrats to better demonstrate the peaceful transfer of power in. >> with respect to the inauguration, i'm not going to comment on those issues, all i know that i'm going to be there. >> well, the vice president shall we say stuck a slightly different tone. >> he is determined to be president of all of the people of the united states, we respect the opinions of every mesh and their right to express their opinions. i hope those folks will turn to the president elect's words in
that inaugural address and give us a chance. >> well, talking about it for a while and today is the day that mr. trump arrives in dc. this time on a u.s. military aircraft in the and inaugural preps begin in the tune of unknown soldier, unclear what's on the president elect's semifor this evening before everything starts tomorrow early. abby: thank you, leland. down to business, mr. trump expected to sign as many as 200 executive orders as soon as he takes oath of office. >> well, i want to go to work. monday is the day we start signing deals for the country. >> level the playing field, get rid of all the law making that barack obama did by his executive orders, level the playing field, ask congress to
change laws. what he does if congress doesn't help him, i don't know. heather: cabinet could soon be complete, the president elect expect today name former georgia governor sunny perdue, speed up confirmation hearings after fierce grilling, senior correspondent mark emmanuel. >> four hearings on capitol hill. the environmental production agency to be the next embassador to the un and to be commerce secretary. democrats targeted hhs nominee georgia congressman tom price for his financial investments. >> i'm just asking, did you buy the stock and did you introduce a bill that would be helpful to the companies you just brought
stock in? >> the stock was brought by a broker making those decisions, i wasn't making those decisions. >> these are your stock though. >> massachusetts democrat senator tried to drive a when between pruitt and president-elect trump trump. >> do you agree that global warming is a hoax? >> i do not, senator. >> so donald trump is wrong? >> i do not believe that climate change is a hoax. >> okay, that's important for the president to hear. >> south carolina governor nikki haley raised concerned about economic impact of paris climate agreement and hailey issued warning about aggressive behavior by moscow. >> i don't think we can trust them. we have to make sure and we try to see what we can get from them before we give to them.
>> wilbur ross focused a lot on international trade after the president elect campaigned aggressively against the transpacific partnership. >> while democrats raised their concerns, there are no signs that republicans splintering over these four nominees. on capitol hill mark emmanuel, fox news. heather: rick perry up for energy secretary and former goldman sachs banker steve mnuchin up for treasury secretary. abby: president obama offering a word to the wise, outgoing commander in chief revealing advised he passed onto president-elect trump. >> this is something i have told him, that this is a job of such magnitude that you can't do it by yourself. you are enormously reliant on a team, how you put a team
together to make sure that they're getting you the best information and they are teeing up the options from which you will ultimately make decisions. abby: the president added that has good to have advisers and cabinet members with different opinions and viewpoints. heather: democrats not alone in the inauguration boycott as hundreds of thousands of protestors get ready to flood the streets of dc, so how can president-elect donald trump bring the country together? here with a fair and balance debate new york city councilman and former ohio senate minority leader capri. >> good morning. heather: as we mention, one-third of democrats are skipping the inauguration, 34%. capri, i will start with you. how can they expect the country to come together if our nation's leaders can be the come together themselves?
>> you know, personally if i were a member of congress, i think it's a bad move. at the end of the day, come tomorrow, 31 hours as we said at the top of the show, president-elect trump will be president trump and members of congress will still be members of congress and they are going to have to work with president trump in some way, shape or form. it's each branch of government's obligation to govern for the best interest of the people of the united states of america and, i think, it would behoove both elected officials as well as more importantly the people of the united states if democrats and republicans, president trump and members of congress focused on policy and governing rather than getting into these, you know, mud fights that is seemingly happening. heather: joe, it doesn't necessarily help when the current president of the united states says, i think we are going to be okay and says i can't speak to people not going, i can only say that i will be there. >> right, recall that he and nancy pelosi and harry peed back
in september, october were saying that we must all respect the outcome of the election as legitimate, now suddenly they are not lecturing anyone today. the best thing that donald trump could do and really members to have cabinet and republicans at large would be ignore the 66 diagram contracts that are choosing not to come to the inauguration. if they don't want to come and rain on my parade, that's even better. what they're doing is really petty and meaningless and if you need evidence of that, you have to remember that it took the media four days to even remember that john lewis himself and others did this four years ago. this is a one day where members of both parties in an entire four-year presidential cycle, members of both parties come together and put differences aside and respect the peaceful transfer of power. this is theth inauguration we are having and disgrace. heather: response from the media would be the same if republicans were doing this? >> you know, it's hard to say, i mean, i think that certainly if the tables were turned and
hillary clinton was elected president of the united states or even if this happened in some kind of a -- heather: you think they wouldn't show up? >> i think that the media would have, you know, cried bloody murder over to be honest but, you know, i think at the end of the day members of congress have a right for peaceful protest. do i think it's good for the nation, no, i do not. heather: and less important what do you think capri about all of the celebrities that aren't coming? >> well, you know, i really don't care. [laughter] >> you know, celebrities mean nothing to the government of the nation, i'm sure it'll be a wonderful event this week and i guess a bunch of celebrities during the proprotest over the weekend, they will still descend upon washington. heather: it's supposed to be about people anyway. >> donald trump really should look at this as the first day of four-year relationship with the
american public and he should do everything he can to convince people why they should be on board of the trump train. heather: across the board. thank you both for joining us this morning, exciting couple of days coming up. thank you. let's keep talking about this. what do you think president-elect trump can and should do to bring the country together? log onto "fox & friends first" facebook page, #keeptalking. abby: weather, it might rain on president-elect trump's parade. janice dean is live in washington, d.c. with the inauguration day forecast. maybe some days but also warm temperatures but the good and the bad. janice: yeah, absolutely. we will go to the silver lining, the temperatures will be warm tomorrow in the swearing in around 48-degrees but we are looking for rain in the forecast, now the average temperature around this time is 37-degrees so we will take it, but as you can see rain moving
in tomorrow morning. i think maybe sprinkles 8:00 a.m., take note if you're coming down here. that's continuous on and off throughout the day. parade is going to be rainy. keep in mind, otherwise in other news, temperatures warmer than average across the southern u.s., we have the frontal boundary that's draped across the mid atlantic down towards texas. you can see where the temperatures are warmer than average and cooler temperatures north of that boundary. so places across the northern rockies, northwest, we are dealing with a lot of snow and ice. let's take a look at the radar the last 24 hours, the big story for the u.s. is going to be the rain and snow over the west coast. we are talking about inches of rain and feet of snow and even though they need it, it's beneficial, it'll cause problems like flash flooding and avalanche threats.
the inauguration happening tomorrow on the steps of the capitol building, pretty exciting. back to you. heather: thanks. well, the time now is 12 minutes after the top of the hour. dc braces for inauguration day chaos. after a terrifying arrest of the man who threatened to kill our president elect and his connection to the clintons? >> do you think donald trump is going to use profanity in inaugural address, do you think he's going to mock the disabled of women and minority? of course, he's not. abby: parents are not happy about this. heather: unreal. shouldn't you be gone by now, liberal celebrities who threatened to move in trump won? they are now under fire for disrespecting, look at that, oh, glory. ♪
heather: big-time democratic donor with ties to the clinton charged with this, shocking death threat against the president elect. >> yes, i will be at the review stand, inauguration and i'm going to kill president trump. president-elect trump today. what are you going to do about it, secret service? heather: arrested after posting this threat to twitter, also calling himself jesus in the video. he belongs to a prominent north eastern family with ties to the clintons. hillary clinton spoke at his mother's funeral, in fact, after she died on one of the planes that crashed in the world trade center on 9/11. pablo is being held without bond. abby: unprecedented show of security, more than 7,000
national guard troops along with 3,000 police officers will be on hand tomorrow, one growing security concern, the tension building between inauguration spect at a timers and the protestors after report that is protestors have report six time bus permits than trump supporters. >> i'm excited, honored to be involved in something so important. most people won't go to one inauguration in their life. >> it's our role and the role of people of conscious to try to disrupt this inauguration and have a massive showing of resistance on this day. abby: nearly a million people are expected to be on the national mall for tomorrow's swearing in ceremony. heather: more crowds expected to swirm washington, the so-called inclusive event now throwing another pro-life group to the curve and then there were known claim that their stance on reproductive rights got them
kick off on the list of partners for the march and yesterday you will recall with the new wave feminist, another pro-life group told to stay home. abby: here is your chance to get up close and personal with the 45th president. unveiling brand-new wax figures of mr. trump. 20 artists six months to create the statute. the hardest part, iconic made out of yak hair and took weeks to perfect. one strand at a time. wow. the statute goes on display, new york, orlando. heather: pretty creative. george h.b. bush both hospitalized at this hour. what we learned about their conditions and the former president's special message to the president elect. abby: first look at the plot to smoke out inauguration day.
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abby: we are back with a story we are watching closely. georgiaday intensive care. heather: his wife also hospitalized. jackie ibañez is here with the latest on their conditions. jackie. >> the 92-year-old 41st president of the united states experiencing acute respiratory problems. mrs. bush also hospitalized before fatigue and cough we are told. bush lent a letter to mr. trump apologizing for missing the
inauguration. even joking about dieing from the cold weather, quote, my doctor says if i sit outside in january, it likely will put me 6 feet under, same with barbara, i guess we are stuck in texas but we will be with you and the country in spirit. mr. trump tweeting. this looking forward to a speedy recovery to george and barbara bush, thank you for your wonderful letter. i thought the tweet was very nice. heather: i hope they are both okay, for sure. now, switch to the economy and job-killer, a stunning new report showing exactly how many jobs we are losing thanks to obamacare. abby: cheryl casone to explain. cheryl, good morning. cheryl: american action forum has released pretty stunning report saying that because of obamacare we have now lost 300,000 jobs, small business
jobs to be particular here, also there's wage issue, 19 billion in lost wages every year because of obamacare. now, they looked at companies that have 20 and 99 employees, the biggest losses that we have saw as far as wage, florida, ohio, texas, pennsylvania, loss wages, but what this shows is that because of premiums and regulations it's been a dire hit on small businesses that was obamacare, of course, donald trump has promised to repeal and replace that law. abby: there are some numbers to prove it. president obama trying to squeeze a lot before he leaves office now. a un climate fund payment. cheryl: we just decided to give 500 million-dollars to that climate fund right before he left office. $500million of taxpayer money. a lot of this money goes to other countries, programs in other countries, so this is american tax money going to
other people for the issue of climate change. we should say that president obama probably did this because donald trump has said at least he said on the campaign that he was going to a, cancel paris climate agreement and money going around to global warm programs, he was going to get rid of that as well. so definitely a last-minute move by president obama with this one. heather: something else that president-elect trump said on the campaign trail, he's going to make america great again and there's a dating site that's going to make dating great again? cheryl: yes, i told you a while ago, a dating site for trump singles, obviously with the divisiveness that's come with this election, folks are having a hard time going on dates because if politics came up, date ending didn't go well. well, it was watched back in june, 24,000 members since then, but since the election it's gotten 5,000 new members and, again, the site is to deal with
taking that divisive political discussion out of your dating life. back to you. abby: he should oh if i -- officiate weddings. one of the most covenant campaign promises. >> we are going to washington, d.c. to drain the swamp. abby: mr. trump has a plan to make good on his word but will it work heather: live from washington, d.c. as the historic inauguration coverage continuest bp engineers use underwater robots, so they can keep watch over operations below the sea, even from thousands of feet above. because safety is never being satisfied. and always working to be better.
because safety is never being satisfied. i thodid the ancestrydna toian. 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. be ready to clean up the mess. house. the kids have fun, but it's pretty gross. (doorbell) what's that? it's a swiffer wetjet. i can just grab this and just go right to the mess. that comes from my floor? now that's disgusting. i want friends over! you want friends over? >> in washington, d.c. has a 75,000-dollar inauguration package that includes 24 hour champagne service. people need to drink through
inauguration and hillary clinton that's taking my cord. [cheers and applause] abby: a live look there at washington, d.c. where all goes down tomorrow, it'll be official. donald trump as the 45th president of the united states. you're watching "fox & friends first", i'm abby huntsman. heather: i'm heather childers, he's hard at work putting finishing touches on inauguration speech. abby: also hard at work democrats, boycott nearly 70,000 to disrupt peaceful transfer of power. heather: leland is live for us in washington, d.c. with the latest this morning. leland, over a third of democrats not attending. >> exactly, we will get to what president obama has to say about that in just a minute. we are 30 and one half hour
before president-elect trump becomes president trump. already street closures in dc, one of the hundreds of things on the checklist. last night mr. trump made quick visit and popped by the trump hotel, much to the welcome you might say of his adoring fans, he's also tweeted out pictures of him working on his inaugural address, it is written, we hear, but he did not give away any hints when he tweeted out that picture about what might be in it, 68 democrats from congress, though, will not be there to see the speech. >> what message would you send to democrats to better demonstrate the peaceful transfer of power? >> with respect to the inauguration, i'm not going to comment on those issues, all i know, i'm going to be there. >> the vice president elect had just a little more to say on that. >> he is determined to be president of all of the people of the united states, we respect the opinions of every american
and their right to express their opinions. i hope those folks will turn to the president's elect's words in the inaugural address and give us a chance. >> mr. trump wakes up this morning in new york at trump tower and then comes to dc, this time on a u.s. military aircraft, first on the agenda a tune of the unknown soldier at arlington kept tear before getting ready for the big day tomorrow, ladies. abby: 30 and one half hour to go. >> you have to be exact. abby: listen. >> we are going to washington, d.c. to drain the swamp. abby: insiders revealing that massive spending and federal job cuts will be part of the first steps.
our panel, welcome new york city gop councilman joe and former ohio state senate democrat capri, good morning to both of you. >> hey. abby: we all can agree that lessons the spending in washington is a great thing. the next question, though, how do you do it, how do you pay for it? >> that's the thing. this plan from donald trump is really answering a broader question of how will the new administration pay for some of donald trump's broader policy goals like building a wall, having infrastructure spending, new defense spending, he has to make cuts somewhere. any policy goals have a mathematic reality and you see that with what's happening right now. some agencies need to be treated with a scappal and others with sledge hammer. abby: of course, we should cut spending, you actually have an idea for him.
>> yeah, there's a number of things that can be done. for example, for those that are heading into retirement, you know, when you're dealing as well with applying business model for efficiency, sigma, you're looking for ways to improve efficiency rather than laying people out, the legacy cost, you know, retirement and ultimately trying to employ some of the private-sector models to the public sector to create efficiencies which, i think, might be a way to get things moving in the right direction when it comes to our administrative agencies. abby: cutting some spending joe, that's just one of the ideas he has to drain the swamp as he's been talking about for months now. question is, how much of that can actually get done and how much of the reality when he gets into this job, you know other presidents have tried this before, there's a reason why it hasn't happened. >> other presidents have tried
spending freezes, very few have actually tried making significant cuts like that. i think it's critical. you think an agency like the department of education with an 80 billion-dollar budget, very limited jurisdictional ability and very little to show for it for what they spend. i think even the new incoming secretary of education is happy that the agency is going to be making cuts. i forget which independent it was but 250 employees in an agency that hires a thousand. >> that's going to be a deal. contract negotiations that are currently in place. >> it certainly is. that's why we elected donald trump. you're someone out there who hasn't been paying attention to the news in the last 18 months. this is what people elected trump for. we are happy when he questions things like the ridiculous spending on air force one. we are happy that someone is taking a look at these things.
abby: he can get this done if he can fix some of the ways in washington. >> i certainly hope so. i think they'll be difficult hurdles when it comes to the public sector unions and the contract negotiations that i mentioned. let's all hope that in some way, shape or form we will be find a way to improve efficiencies and make government work for the taxpayers. abby: joe, capri, good to have you this morning. have a good day. heather: watching obamacare as well. weather could wash out a million people on inauguration day. janice dean live in washington, d.c. with the latest. it's dry there now, janice. janice: wash-out, i'm afraid of that term, heather, we are expecting rain as early as tomorrow morning, we are live in dc and the capitol behind me where we will have inauguration tomorrow. the temperatures are going to be warm but the story will be the radar, the fact that we are going to get the potential for
rain in the forecast starting tomorrow. there's your future radar, you can see it starting around 11:00 a.m. creeping in the dc area so hoping for a bit dryer forecast as we get into the afternoon. look at that, we could get rain here at 8:00 a.m., lasting the duration of the swearing in and perhaps starting to clear up as the parade is wrapping up. we will keep you posted on that. by the way, the average high is 41 and we are at 43 right now. the temperature during inauguration was 48-degrees, the coldest was 7-degrees back in '85. we are doing better than that, that's for sure. 43 in dc area. you can see the cooler air behind the boundary. we are getting rain down towards texas because we have frontal bound ri where we are getting areas of low pressure riding the front. that's why we have in the
forecast rain as we go to the next 12 to 24 hours. the big story is the west coast, a train of storms moving in with floody rainfall and feet of snow which ultimately is great for them but in the short-term it's going to cause a lot of flash flooding and avalanche dangerous, we will certainly keep you up to date. we will be live broadcasting in washington, d.c. in in front of capitol tomorrow but i will probably be wearing a rain hat. abby: president obama defending the decision to set chelsea manning clear. >> let's be clear, chelsea manning has served a tough prison sentence. abby: but did julian assange play any role in his decision-making, his response to allegations. heather: rumors swirling that i
abby: welcome back to "fox & friends first", justice has been served, president obama defending his decision to let leaker three decades early. commutation has nothing to do with wikileaks founder julian assange's promise to turn himself in if manning was released. >> let's be clear, chelsea manning has served a tough prison sentence. with respect to wikileaks, i don't see a contradiction, i don't pay a lot of attention to mr. assange's tweets so that wasn't a consideration in this instance. abby: assange isn't coming here anyway. the lawyer telling the hill,
quote, this is well short of what he sought. mr. assange called for chelsea manning to seek clemency. heather: critics blasting the nonpartisan group's participation claiming that mr. trump schismual assault allegations go against their values. the president elect has denied all of those claims and online petition against their involvement has nearly 120 signatures and in a statement the girl scouts say this, advocating for change on issues one cares about isn't at odds with participating in the century-long tradition that represents the peaceful exchange of power. teacher in michigan sending letter home with fourth graders expressing his concern over what mr. trump might say. a parent's claim, that is not
his job. >> i think it's for a parent to handle political things and decide whether or not they watch it. >> outraged fox digital editor, listen. >> demonstrating why democrats have had such a bad run. do you think donald trump is going to use profanity in inaugural address? do you think he's going to mock the disable or women or minorities? of course, he's not. heather: he has showed previous inaugural speeches of president obama and president bush. abby: let's steve with steve doocy who is already in washington. we were following photos on social media. you guys have had backstage tools and tea at the white house, what's going on. heather: otherwise known as very white. steve: coming up on "fox &
friends", amorrosa, she's going to be was. franklin graham, congressman sean duffy will be on the show as well. plus inauguration performers lee greenwood who is proud to be an morning and jackie. live in 14 minutes right here on the channel everybody trusts for their morning news. heather: i love it, steve, where exactly is that village in terms of location? steve: glad you asked. everybody knows where the washington monument is on one end of the mall and the capitol. well, we are 12 blocks away from the capitol, almost to the washington monument, we are right in the middle of the national mall. that's our location for the next three days. abby: ivancho or ivancho?
youse next couple of days. ivanka trump will step into melania trump's steps as first lady stays in new york city. abby: what can we expect from melania and ivanka after the inauguration? author of the burning of the white house, james is here. good to have you here this morning. good morning. >> good morning, thanks for having me. abby: fascination with both of these women, women, talented, smart, you say, however this shakes out the country is going to be in goods hands? >> that's right. it is unusual for a president to have grown daughter out like ivanka and have a wife who is professional woman who was well established before he married her, so it's very interesting and unique in that sense that we are going to have two women that will speak on behalf of their husband and father.
heather: but there's precedent, though, i found interesting in your notes. give us a background on how this sort of happened before, not necessarily with the daughter but tell us about that. >> in our recent history we haven't had presidential daughter be of anal to step forward but thomas jefferson was a widower when he was president and relied on his daughter martha to come up with southern virginia to help events and james relied on his niece harriet and first woman to be called first lady in a magazine. harriet took the hosting duties for his uncle. we have seen it before but not in recent history. >> abby: off of the first lady will change to office of the first family. it's going to be very much a family affair. >> that's very true. the kennedys were, you know, they encircled john f kennedy,
you have seen in a similar way. how many have family-run business with all throe children were involved with the family's business become president. we will see more of the first family go around. that's good. melania has a 10-year-old son baron. i know what it's like to be the mother in their life and involved. i think it'll spread out some of those responsibilities in an efficient way for them that'll work for them. heather: not only is she a mother but immigrant and her story, inspiration to the american dream. >> she is, the american dream is to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and melania wanted that in her life and that's why she came in the united states and her story resinates for that. but the american spirit is to help others achieve the american dream and that's what melania is going to set herself up to do, is to be there for women and children and to be there for the
american people, that's what she said she wants to do, it'll be excite to go see how that unfolds. abby: we hear a lot from melania, do you think melania will do most of the public speaks in public events? >> i don't know, it'll be a little bit of both. at first we will probably see more of ivanka can melania staying in new york so baron can finish school year. we haven't had a first lady that speaks multiple languages. when it comes to diplomatic relations that's an excellent skill to have because she'll be able to speak to dip diplomats and heads of state in a language that they understand. that's a great skill. heather: one of her causes will be bullying online so i think that's good. abby: good to have you here. heather: really interesting, appreciate it. abby: i wish i spoke multiple languages.
heather: one of those stars actor who signaled out vice president-elect pence hamilton. >> abby: two others vowed to leave the country if mr. trump was elected. heather: "fox & friends" starts now. abby: have a good day. ♪ ♪ steve: that is freedom capitol. we are live in washington, d.c. where exactly 30 hours from right now donald j. trump will put his hand on the bible ons west face of the capitol and become our 45th president of the united states. and we are so excited to be here. ainsley: we are here in d.