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staff members, and that's also where we find our own leland vittert. leland: it is a working sunday certainly at the white house, calls to prime minister netanyahu, fox news sunday now. we'll see you back here for the ceremony coming up. chris: i'm chris wallace. donald trump takes office as the 45th president. can he unite a divided country? ♪ ♪ >> today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from washington, d.c. and giving it back to you, the people. [cheers and applause] chris: but hundreds of thousands of people march on washington and cities across the country protesting trump policies. we'll look at the dramatic change he promises and the
executive orders he starts signing tomorrow with white house chief of staff reince priebus. it's a fox news sunday exclusive. then, the senate approves two of mr. trump's cabinet picks, but battles rage over more members of the president's team. >> we intend to have a full and rigorous debate on the president-elect's remaining nominees. >> if you look at the questions that are being asked in these con confirmation hearings, it's in the about substance. chris: we'll discuss the fights ahead on nominees and trump's agenda with senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. plus, we'll ask our sunday panel what president trump's top legislative priority should be in the new congress. be. >> from this day forward, it's going to be only america first. america first. [cheers and applause] chris: all right now on "fox news sunday." and hello again from fox news in
washington. donald trump's inaugural celebration was barely over when hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets of washington and cities around the world to protest against the president. meanwhile, mr. trump went to the cia to repair a rift with the intelligence community but also attacked the news media, an attack his press secretary, sean spicer, continued last night. in a moment, we'll have an exclusive interview with new white house chief of staff reince priebus. but first, let's bring in fox news chief white house correspondent john roberts with the continuing debate over the trump presidency. >> reporter: chris, good morning to you. it was quite an afternoon yesterday in the trump administration, the new trump administration showing it is quickly going to push back hard against any press reports that are either incorrect or even not to their liking. in his first official statement from the brady briefing room yesterday, press secretary sean spicer ripped the press for a false report that president trump had removed the bust of mlk from the oval office and
from reports that the crowd from trump's inauguration appeared far smaller than those of president obama in 2009. >> these attempts to lessen the enthusiasm of the inauguration are shameful and wrong. >> reporter: it was a theme that his boss had hit on earlier speaking to 400 employees at the cia. despite his repeated statements calling into question the quality of u.s. intelligence, president trump insisted any feud with the intelligence community was a fake news story 'em belledded by a hostile -- embedded by a hostile media. >> and they sort of made it sound like i had a feud with the intelligence community, and be i just want to let you know the reason you're the number one stop is exactly the opposite. [applause] >> reporter: but the fact that he talked about the size of the crowds in front of the stars of the fallen incented outgoing -- incensed outgoing cia director john brennan. outside the white house, meanwhile, and in cities across
america millions of women took to the streets to voice their displeasure with president trump's election at the women's march. >> i have a daughter, and, you know, our feeling is that what we saw in the election really demonstrated an attitude towards women that is, you know, pervasive and unpleasant, and we really need to show our solidarity against that. >> reporter: and a short time ago, president trump offered his own assessment of his visit to the contribution a, tweeting, quote: had a great meeting yesterday, packed house. paid great respect to the wall. long standing ovations, amazing people. win. chris? chris: john roberts reporting from the white house, john, thanks. we're joined now in studio for an exclusive interview by reince priebus. reince, welcome back to "fox news sunday." 9. >> good morning, chris. chris: i want to start with sean spicer's extraordinary press briefing late yesterday afternoon where he excoriated reporters for their stories about the relative crowd size at
the trump inauguration and said they should instead be talking about democratic delays to the confirmation of trump nominees. here he is. >> that's what you guys should be writing and covering, that this -- instead of sowing division about betweens and false be narratives. the president is committed to unifying our country, and that was the focus of his inaugural address. this kind of dishonesty in the media, the challenging of bringing about our nation together is making it more difficult. chris: then icer walked out -- spicer walked out without taking a single question from reporters. president trump said in his inaugural address that every decision he makes will be to benefit american families. how does arguing about crowd size do that? >> it's not about crowd size. it's about honesty in the media. what it's about is from day one after winning this election and president trump be talking about bringing america together, having a unified american public around unified ideas -- not
republican or democrat -- he's ready to get to work. however, the media from day one has been talking about delegitimizing the election, talking about the russians, talking about everything you can imagine except the fact that we need to move this country forward. now, we get done with the inauguration, first thing out of the media is that president trump removed the bust of martin luther king jr. out of the oval office. that's an explosive accusation which could have had incredible ramifications given the history of the press on this subject matter. turns out that it was completely false. i walked back into the oval office, saw the mlk bust there, and what did the media say? the media said, oh, our bad, someone was standing in front of the bust, we didn't see it. can you imagine tweeting that president trump removed the mlk bust? so that's the first day, day one. not even hour three. then the next day they put a picture, big story, before the speech actually began showing
all of this white space. wasn't true. "the new york times" then put a picture in the middle section showing the fact that the entire mall was completely full. the point is not the crowd size. point is the attacks and the attempt to delegitimize this president in one day. and we're not going to sit around and take it. sean's been doing press briefings every single day. this was a press. >> this was his first one at the white house podium. >> his first official press briefing for q&a, and the press can ask him a million questions is going to be on monday. chris: okay. you talk about honesty and say this was about honesty. well, there's another issue here, reince, and that is the president's honesty. because two things that he said yesterday were just flat wrong, and i want to talk about them. first, crowd size. i'm going to put up -- take a look at these pictures -- >> that, there's another -- chris: wait, take a look at those pictures. on the left you've got the obama inaugural crowd.
on the right you've got the trump inaugural crowd. which one is bigger? >> listen, that -- you're also not saying that that picture was taken before he was even speaking. i mean, you -- i can take a -- chris: i think this is a ridiculous conversation, but there were huge areas. he said there were crowds all the way to the washington monument -- >> there was. i was sitting there -- chris: no, there weren't. >> yes, there was. chris: put up the picture again. >> wait a second. i can take an aerial picture right now, chris, and i can say look at the difference. if you're not comparing apples to apples, it doesn't matter. chris: i'm telling you -- >> you can keep telling me what you want to tell me. the point is instead of talking about the substance -- chris: but you're the one withs who did it. he could have given a news conference yesterday, talked about the agenda, talked about the signing, the executive actions he's going to sign, his
legislative agenda. he talks about crowd size. let me ask you about one other -- >> wait a minute, let's back up. we didn't tweet out that mlk jr.'s bust was removed from the oval office. we didn't -- wait a minute. chris: the reporter made a mistake, he apologized -- >> made a mistake? chris: and spicer sent him a tweet back saying apology accepted. >> right. these are the mistakes that are made. a reporter shoots first, aims later. chris: are you saying there's a conspiracy here? >> i'm saying there's an obsession by the media to delegitimize this president. and we are not going to sit around and let it happen. we are going to fight back tooth and nail every day and twice on sunday. chris: okay. let me talk about another thing. mr. trump said at the cia that talk of a feud between him and the intelligence community was a media invention. reince, it was donald trump at
his news conference in new york who compared what the leaking of the russia dossier, said it was the intelligence community who had done it, it was a disgrace and compared it to nazi germany. that was not a media invention. >> we don't know who leaked the documents. chris: wait a minute, that's beside the point. >> someone leaked the documents. chris: trump compared it to nazi germany. >> listen, someone leaked the document, and you don't know if it wasn't someone in the intelligence community. but some bad actor -- the point is this, one bad actor in the intelligence community doesn't taint president trump's view of the entire intelligence community. i'm telling you, it was a love fest be, if you were in the room. these are men and women that president trump loves and respects. and the reason he went there first was to tell them i don't want you to believe the media, that i don't respect you all as intelligence officers -- chris: it's not the media. it's what he said.
>> no, because there has been a created -- no, but it's also an obsession. the fact is we didn't leak the document. that russian document. >> the intelligence community -- >> you don't know that they didn't. chris: i know. but the point is it was mr. trump who compared it to nazi germany. >> from well, listen, what is it? if you have confidential, top secret information being -- chris: it's not nazi germany. >> it's something pretty rotten. chris: i agree with that. >> okay, good. the obsession over what he said in front of the memorial wall, what he's trying to explain to the folks there, and i'll tell you what, these were people who, after we got done with these meetings, it was very clear to the president that they wanted to do their job. they're ready to go. but something's holding them back. chris: what do you think of john brennan calling it a display? >> i think that john brennan has a lot of things that he should answer for in regard to these leaked documents.
i find the whole thing despicable, i think that it's unprofessional. i think perhaps he's bitter. you know, he was replaced the day b he was not asked to hold over like clapper was. i don't know what's in his head. but what i do know is that the president wanted to make clear to the folks in that room -- and i want to make this clear for everyone why we talked about the things we talked about -- he wanted to say, look, what i went through the last two days with the mlk bust, the attack on the crowd size instead of the substance, is in the same way what you've been hearing about me and the intelligence community. don't believe it. chris: all right, let's move forward. hundreds of thousands of people, mostly women, marched on washington yesterday and across the country to protest trump policy. here's a taste of that. >> the platform of hate and division assumed power yesterday. but the president is not america. >> do not try to divide us.
if you force muslims to register, we will all register as muslims. [cheers and applause] chris: now, president trump's tweet or twitter was alive and awake at 7:47 this morning. he wrote this: watched protest yesterday but was under impression that we just had an election. why didn't these people vote? celebs hurt cause badly. first of all, what is his reaction to the fact that so many people -- maybe a million people -- marched across the country and expressed real concern that he's going to roll back women's rights? >> well, first of all, i can tell you president trump wants to be president for all people including every one of those marchers yesterday. and i think over time i think many of those people are going to be very proud of this president. but secondly, it's no different than what happened right after the election. i mean, the same marchers that showed up on fifth avenue in manhattan. and the last thing is in regard to some of these folks from hollywood and elsewhere, some of the things that were said yesterday -- and i'm not going
to give the person any credit -- but one of the actors or singers said she wanted to blow up the white house. can you imagine saying that about president obama? chris: no, it was terrible. >> or that, you know, this person's not -- doesn't represent america? he sure does. and the american people are looking for someone that is going to be their voice in the white house, not another plasticized politician. that's why mr. trump is there, people wanted someone genuine with a pure heart and, yes, be authentic and real which this town isn't used to. chris: monday he says is his first full day of work, although he's already done quite a lot already. do you know what executive actions he's going to sign tomorrow and this week, and specifically is he going to undo dhaka, the obama executive action for the so-called dreamers who were brought into
this country el liely as -- illegally as children? >> on the last one, we're going to work with the house and senate -- i'm not going to make any commitments today, but, you know, obviously, foreshadowed there a little bit. but i think this week we're going to talk about trade, i think we're going to talk about that a little bit more tomorrow. i think we're going to talk about immigration this week, and we're going to have a time of national security, a conversation about that. obviously, with general mattis -- chris: will he undo some of the obama executive orders? >> i think you're going to see more of that perhaps this week, executive orders on those three topics. thursday we're expecting to make an appearance at the senate house leadership conference in philadelphia. so it's going to be a full week, and this president's going to work hard. i've never seen anyone work harder and have more energy than this president. chris: president trump also has an extraordinarily ambitious legislative agenda. just want to put some of it up. from obamacare to tax reform to
building a wall to infrastructure, curious because one of the things that the president made clear in his inaugural address was that he was going to take the hide off the washington establishment. here's a clip. >> their victories have not been your victories. their triumphs have not been your triumphs. and while they celebrated in our nation's capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land. chris: but, reince, those folks on the platform are exactly the people he needs, congressional leaders, to pass his agenda. so how is he going to work with folks he has just accused of having celebrated, done well for themselves but have forgotten millions of americans? >> well, i think some of those folks, especially the majority in the house and the senate, feel same way, that they can't get their agenda done.
they're blocked. look what's happening with our cabinet. you have mike pompeo, you have people that we need for the security of this country that are sitting around languishing in the senate because we can't get unanimous consent. we have two cabinet picks that have been sent through. it's a shameful situation that's happening in the senate. and senator schumer should do something about it. chris: when he talked about the establishment in d.c. that's forgotten americans, is he just talking about democrats? >> no, he's not. he's talking about a number of people, just enough of people here in washington that block real things from getting done. but it's not going to be that way anymore because we have a majority in the house and the senate, we have the tool called reconciliation where we can get a lot of things done on obamacare and repeal and replace both through reconciliation and through tom price and the secretary of health and human services. we have tax reform that we finally can get through, ask working with paul ryan and leadership and the team that president trump has put together has given us a formula to
finally get big things done in this country. chris: finally, give us a little color. how is president trump adjusting to the white house, what were his first moments like in to to value office? >> i think it's pretty inspiring. i think when he walked in, i think it's something that's enormous. and i think the weight of that e enormity was felt by him. he's still the same person, remarkably very consistent. and, but i certainly think the feeling of being president, walking in that oval office was manager that him, obviously, but everyone that walked through there felt, the responsibility to this country and the people that put him there, he knows it, and it's in his heart, and i can promise you he wants to make people proud. chris: reince, thank you. thanks for your time on this very busy weekend and we'll be busy just trying to keep up with all you're doing at the white house. >> you bet. thank you, chris.
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♪ ♪ chris:s a live look at the capitol dome after the inauguration of donald trump as our nation's 45th president. joining us now to discuss just how much of his agenda many trump will be able to get through congress is senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. senator, welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> glad to be with you, chris. chris: i want to start with a central theme of the inaugural address. here it is.
>> washington, the people did not share in its wealth. politicians prospered, but the jobs left and the factories closed. the establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. chris: senator, he's talking about you. not personally, but -- >> well -- chris: let me finish, washington leaders who he says have done well here but have ignored millions of americans. how do you work with a president who seems to have such little regard and, really, some animosity to the washington establishment? >> well, let's look at the electionment the so-called establishment in the congress did very well. we held the house, held the senate. republicans had a very good day. and after eight years of barack obama, there are more elected republicans at every level of government, local, state and
federal, than at any time since the 1920s. so i believe the president is talking about the outgoing obama administration. you have to have a president who will sign bills that you pass. and the only way to change the country was to get a president who would sign the bills that will be passed by the republican congress that the american people continued in last november's election. chris: i discussed the trump agenda with reince priebus. have you decided in what order you're going to take things up in the senate? and given how extraordinarily broad and ambitious this agenda is, are you worried at all about overloading the circuits? >> well, in the senate we have this whole area of responsibility the house doesn't have. there are over 1200 executive branch appointments that have to be confirmed, so we're starting off here after passing the obamacare repeal resolution -- which we did before president trump took office -- trying to get his cabinet nominations this
place. and subsequently, we'll have a supreme court nomination as well. so that's a senate-only activity. the broader legislative agenda, we have an excellent chance of achieving, repealing and remacing obamacare in connection -- we placing obamacare. president obama implemented a lot of obamacare himself, so president trump will be able to undo a lot of it himself. we also expect to be able to do comprehensive tax reform. under the constitution that will start in the house later this year. so, yes, i think we'll be able to address almost all of what the president is emphasizing that he would like to do. chris: let's talk specifically about obamacare because president trump says he wants to repeal and replace at the same time. one, is that possible given the fact that repealing is a lot easier than replacing. and, two, as you sit here today as the senate majority leader, do you know what the republican replacement plan -- >> fox news alert, i'm leland
vittert at the white house. president trump swearing in some of his senior staff this sunday. ther is' started, you can see, in the east room with vice president mike pence introducing president trump. we've seen so far in the crowd kellyanne conway with, jared kushner, of course, sean spicer, reince priebus, among others, to be sworn in. here's the vice president. >> let me say we're here for some official business, and we are so grateful to be joined not only by men and women who will be serving in extraordinarily important roles in this administration, but even more importantly by family members and close friends who have joined us to mark this occasion. we're here today to swear in a group of outstanding public servants who have already contributed mightily to a great start for this administration. this group of assistants to the president is being commissioned this afternoon as officers of the president of the united states. president trump has commissioned only 30 assistants to the
president for his administration, and it will be my high honor and distinct privilege to swear each of you in to these extraordinary responsibilities that you will accept today. with that, ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states of america. [applause] >> thank you. thank you very much. very nice. i just went to the oval office and found this beautiful letter from president obama. it was really very nice of him to do that, and we cherish that -- we will cherish that, and we will keep that, and we won't even tell the press what's in that letter. [laughter]
i want to start off by telling you i just spoke with governor nathan deal of georgia, great state, great people. florida affected, alabama affected by the tornadoes and just expressed our sincere condolences for the lives taken. tornadoes were vicious and powerful and strong, and they suffered greatly, so we'll be helping out the state of georgia. we'll be speaking with governor scott right after this, and we'll be -- alabama is a special place, florida is a special place, but they got hit hard. they all got hit hard. looks like georgia's lost at least 11 people as of this moment, a lot of people. so on behalf of all of us, governor deal, condolences. we are going to tell you that it's been a very interesting few
days. we have set up meetings with the prime minister of the united kingdom, and prime minister may will be coming over to the united states shortly. we're also meeting with the prime minister of canada, and we will be meeting with the president of mexico, who i know, and we're going to start some negotiations having to do with nafta. anybody ever hear of nafta? [laughter] i ran my campaign somewhat based on nafta. but we're going to start renegotiating on nafta, on immigration and on security at the border. and mexico has been terrific, actually, terrific. and the president has been really very amazing, and i think we're going to have a very good result from for mexico -- for mexico, for the united states, for everybody involved. very important, it's a very,
very porn -- very important thing. and speaking of important, you're very important because with you and all of the people in this room, we are going to do some great things over the next eight years, okay? [applause] thank you. great group. it's a great group of people. and if they're not, i will let you know about it. this is the bad news, i will let you know if they're not doing the job, okay? i'll praise them if they're doing it, i'll let you know if they're not doing it. but i'm so proud of them, i know them so well. each and every one of you should be extremely proud. give yourselves a round of applause. come on, give yourselfves a
round of applause. [applause] to your family and friends who are gathered here today, i want them all to know how important you are to the functioning of the white house and, ultimately, to the functioning of the united states of america. i also want to thank the families here today for all you have done to support your loved ones as they've devoted their time and energy to causes of public service including many long nights they'll be away, long, long nights. and that will go on for a long, long time, but we're going to come out way ahead. we're going to come out way, way ahead as a nation, as a country. we're going to come out way ahead, because i know what we have. i know how talented these people are. we're also a team. it's a team. it's a great team. it's a team that gets along. and as i said during my
inaugural address,s this is not about party. this is on the not about ideology. this is about country, our country. and it's about serving the american people. [applause] remote the well-being of all americans. so many people are depending on us and on u.s. families use as people that are gonna get it done.
so many people the veterans, so many people the veterans, men and women serving in young americans looking to fulfill their dreams. so many of those young americans they're going to be fulfilling their dreams. we will make it much easier for them. we will face many challenges but with a faith in each other and the feet and god we will get the job done. we will prove worthy of this moment in history and i think it may very will be a great moment in history. now i began with a stuntman right here i said mike, how
about it. he said not even a question. it was a great decision for me. mike is a fabulous vice president of the united states. we will administer the oath of office. congratulations to everybody. >> and now and the oath of office with all of those who are performing the oath and accepting the responsibilities. >> i, please raise your right hand.
i state your full name, do solemnly swear, that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies foreign and domestic, and i will bear true faith and allegiance that i take this obligation freely without any metal or purpose of evasion. the duties of the office on which i'm about to enter. so help me god. [applause].
>> i think you mister president for entrusting us with the most solemn we will ever undertake. to serve at your pleasure. it is special today to have taken this oath while surrounded by our family, and close friends. to those who took this oath this is a moment that we will never forget. it's also an opportunity to reflect on the admin's responsibilities that we had to our president in our nation. when i walked into my office this morning there was a verse
on the desk is from isaiah 4031. those who hope and the lord will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles they will run and not grow weary they will walk and not be faint. it is our duty to serve with character and integrity into support president trump as he places the interest of the american people first and everything that he does. finally, i want to thank not just the president one more time but the vice president our families in our loved ones and all of the kids that are here and finally [applause]. and finally i want to think god and ask for his protection over us as we serve president trump vice president mike pence and our beloved country. thank you.
[applause]. >> the swearing-in ceremony for the senior leadership just wrapping up there. the vice president along with the president ministering the oath to 30 assistance to the president who will be among his most trusted advisors the chief of staff hope hicks among others and the crowd. the president saying that we are going to prove worthy of this moment in history certainly for all of those in
that room. seen that there are a lot of folks and the united states who are depending on us. the veterans, the unemployed the u.s. military. the president listed and also young americans who were looking for some hope and have their dreams helped to be answered. we will break and if there is more news here. we note mister trump has at least one more ceremony today right now backs to fox news sunday. speemac i think this was right. it was a pop list speech. it wasn't reagan or looking back at different speeches before it was donald trump and it was about lane and out. it is what i wanted. that is actually what his supporters want. they want a total change of washington. both parties aren't working.
this is a new deal. this is how we are going to run this place in order to get from point a to point b you have to break some of that. basically said they are worried about themselves and ignoring america's problems. you could make that case that that has been it like that for many years. >> he has to deal with them saying i have the popular sentiment behind me. that is where the populist part comes in. this is why he was elected and he was elected. to change washington. >> today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another but we are transferring power from washington dc and giving it back to you the people. >> a liberal democrat could have said that and you you would have applauded it even bertie sanders would have said
that. >> barack obama in 2008 we are the change we been waiting for. it's not a very unique or an original thought. >> what i think was wrong with it. one it was very consistent. this was the message that got him here and it was targeted to the same people who voted him -- voted for him. that was not a majority of the country. he was elected president of the united states but a majority of the american people did not vote for him and i heard very little that would actually appeal to those people this was a very good very trump speech for a narrow specific audience his supporters. will he begin to appeal and bring more people in. he is entering office with the lowest approval rating of any president and the history of polling.
rather than just play to his supporters which i think he did very well. >> do you agree with that. >> the majority of people may not had voted for him popular vote but it's widespread is an incredible discussed with washington. and the ability to get things done. and also a sense of tremendous economic dislocation. in that regard i do think his speech was speaking to more than just those who voted for him as a unifying theme out there. you talked at congressional republicans and what they are banking on is that you come in and you get some things done immediately. that is what is going to end up moving so many people in his favor more than words of unity and the speech. we have to take a break here. president trump visits the cia. any talk of a feud is a media invention.
a-determiner big deal .-perio^ g for a big announcement on policy but then it was this message from sean spicer. one thing is clear if anybody doubts that he is speaking on his own and not on behalf of the president of the nine states that not true. clearly he was told to get out there and do this. after the remarks by president trump early on. i took it was unusual it was very different they were shocked. people at home they said the supporter said forget it. how he deals with the press.
this is a completion of the takeover of the republican party and i don't say hostile takeover because people went willingly because of the actions of the obama administration and republicans. and part of that is dealing with the press as shocking as washington is can have to come to grips with it. it was shocking yesterday. >> my guests says their jaws would have dropped. you are also a white house reporter. what did you make of it. >> sanchez -- sean spicer was a good soldier. but when i think back to the press secretary i have never seen anything like it. it is suggested to me where to go from here. if that was opening bid if that's the way you feel if the
president is calling the press a bunch of dishonored human beings to say to the press you have no credit i suspect this is about legitimacy. there fearful and uptight about the i think that this response is so out-of-the-box that it adds the questions about presidential behavior are the acting like a white house we have seen before. they're also hurting their standing not only with the press but with the american people. >> there is another aspect to what happened yesterday that is more troubling the president said several things that just weren't true first of all the cia he said that all the reports of his rift with the intelligence community were a media invention. that's not true.
he was the one who said it was it disgraceful. and compared it to nazi germany. and then he said that this was the biggest audience to ever attend that is also not true. >> the president of the united states yesterday stood on hollow ground in front of a memorial wall of fallen cia officers. he looked at the american people and lied. he lied about something of substance. and he lied about the most trivial of things he could lie about crowd sizes. we talk about the spicer piece. they shut down the national park services communication because they tweeted out the crowd size estimates. this should be of concern to everybody not just to the press but to everybody if people he are already feeling a lack of trust in our
government this is not going to make it better. >> day three were there. on the first full day. the should worry everybody. >> here's what you have to understand people lack of trust in institutions. the president as it went to stop this. he feels like there is no downside to this. as at the time honored tradition to talk about the media and its did itself no benefit in the run-up to the election i'm not saying everyone around the table except it obviously but all of the predictions of donald trump all of the stories that
date to date coverage and promotion of hillary clinton and against donald trump and donald trump believes if he goes to war with the media who better to feud with than the media who better to feud with than the media did think he pays no price for what went on yesterday. you have to believe that the american public has more trust in the media than they do in the new president i'm not sure that the clear-cut bet. >> towards the end there was a thought about who here comes the pivot. it just didn't come. then he gets to the present elect and he said sometime presidential is gonna look different. if people are looking for it to be different and i think it's can happen. the one issue that when he goes on the riffs words do matter. eisenhower said less is more
back in his day. it's not just the u.s. and his supporters who are looking at it but there are countries around the world who are analyzing everywhere and what they mean. chris: i wonder whether president trump far be it for me to tell him what to do he thinks because he wants that he didn't pay any price during the campaign. when he went after the american -- mexican american judge. hillary clinton was a bad candidate you can't defy the laws of political gravity forever. and what is intriguing to me. >> it really is a unified effort by unifying effort by the victor saint come together america i am your president i am your leader and giving the speech that he gave in the behavior that he has displayed i think it's defiance.
i think it's very proud. but there is no sense in which all of those protesters in the street. i'd knowledge that there are some issues here and i want to bring us together. we were talking about presses secretaries earlier. the idea that you would lecture the whole american press no matter how badly they may think of this play an important role in american democracy and you can't just throw the whole thing out. it made me concerned i think donald trump is not going to do that. he is comparing himself to the predecessor. it's about his actions in the end. we will be talking about this for a while my guess is. see all next sunday.
that president bill clinton and secretary hillary clinton was coming today. for general matters . >> i want to be able to support you i ask that you support me there is nobody respect more you are going to do a fantastic job and we are going to start winning again and you're going to be leading the charge.
and all of that on the first weekend of the trump era. have a great week. we will see you next fox news sunday. >> these attempts to lessened the thousands am of the inauguration are shameful and wrong. there has been a lot of talk in the media about holding donald trump accountable. we are going to hold the press accountable as well. howie: the new president's inaugural adreams receives harsh reaction from the pundits. >> what matters is not which party controls our government, but w